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Articles from October 1, 2015

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ST. LOUIS > City names first bike/pedestrian coordinator * Jamie Wilson, president of the local transportation engineering firm CBB, has been hired as the city's first bike/pedestrian coordinator.Wilson, a traffic engineer, led the company's traffic...
Athletes of the Week
Tony AdamsSt. Louis U. High footballA 6-foot, 184-pound junior receiver/free safety, Adams tied a school record for interceptions in a single game with three in a 42- 3 win over Parkway South. Adams also had five tackles and caught four passes for 79...
Baseball Notebook: Mets' Cespedes Hit by Pitch, Suffers Injury to Two Fingers
Mets' Cespedes hit by pitch, suffers injury to two fingers New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes suffered bruises on two fingers of his left hand when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday night in Philadelphia. X-rays did not reveal any fractures.The NL East...
Boys Soccer Notebook
MAPLEWOOD * Ryan Robertson isn't too far removed from being a soccer player at Maplewood-Richmond Heights, but that doesn't mean he likes being mistaken for one.The 26-year-old Robertson, a 2007 Maplewood graduate in his second season as the Blue Devils'...
Business Digest
Fifth Third bank branches sold * Great Southern Bank is acquiring 12 branches and related deposits in the St. Louis area from Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank, Great Southern announced Wednesday. The acquisition, representing about $261 million in deposits...
Cardinals-Pirates Doubleheader (Box Scores)
1ST GAME: PIRATES 8, CARDINALS 2Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.M.Carpenter 3b 4 2 2 1 0 1 .269Jay cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .217c-Pham ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .274Holliday lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .282Heyward rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .288Jh.Peralta ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .274Mar.Reynolds 1b 4 0...
Cards Vanquish Pirates for Division Title
PITTSBURGH * A season that has been defined as much by the games the team won as the games individuals lost to injury gave the Cardinals one chance Wednesday night to win a division and to assert their hold on history.They did what they had done all...
Clerk Jailed over Gay Marriage Says Pope Encouraged Her
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay marriage, but it doesn't necessarily mean he approves of how she's waged her fight, experts said...
College Football Notebook: Buckeyes Want to Target Miller
Buckeyes want to target MillerGetting the ball to Braxton Miller is one of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's goals for the Buckeyes' game Saturday at Indiana, the team's Big Ten Conference opener. Miller, the Big Ten player of the year as a quarterback...
Dodgers Finally Secure Third Straight NL West Crown
SAN FRANCISCO * Andrew Friedman arrived at Chavez Ravine last October and built the big-spending Dodgers' $285 million roster to win championships, not merely division titles.And, lately at least, that means trying to get through the pesky Cardinals...
East St. Louis Teachers Prepare to Strike
EAST ST. LOUIS * Teachers in East St. Louis are expected to go on strike Thursday, leaving about 6,100 students out of class until a contract agreement with the district is reached.Students walked out of East St. Louis High School Wednesday morning in...
Editorial: Planned Parenthood, Not Politics, Prevents Abortions
Here's a fact: If grandstanding Republicans in Congress and across Missouri succeed in defunding Planned Parenthood, there will be more abortions.The one thing people on both sides of the ideological divide and the millions who occupy a less volatile...
EPA Sets Limit for Toxic Pollutants Released into Waterways
WASHINGTON * The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday imposed new standards for mercury, lead and other toxic pollutants that are discharged into the nation's rivers and streams from steam electric power plants.If exposed at high levels, the...
Fasten Those Seat Belts: Rams Heading into No Fly Zone
Seattle has its Legion of Boom. In Arizona, the Cardinals secondary calls itself the No Fly Zone. And for opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers, these are anything but friendly skies.Arizona's defense has 45 interceptions since head coach Bruce Arians...
Federal Health Program for Sept. 11 Responders Set to Expire
WASHINGTON * A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders was to expire at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act.For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist...
Free Flu Shots Offered in October
October is the best time to get a flu shot, and free vaccines will be available this month at clinics around the St. Louis area. The two large hospital systems, SSM Health and BJC HealthCare, will host several of the clinics.The vaccine is recommended...
Georgia, Alabama Meet in High-Stakes Showdown
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Mark Richt has won a lot in 15 seasons at Georgia. Two SEC championships. Five division titles. Nine bowl games. Only eight head coaches at SEC schools have more victories than Richt's 140 and four have stadiums named in their honor.For...
Gordon: Entire Organization Fed Success
The Cardinals clinched their third consecutive National League Central title with fill-in Tyler Lyons throwing seven shutout innings.How appropriate was that? Time after time after time the Cardinals used organizational depth to overcome serious injuries.Lyons...
Guyol, Frank J. Jr. Frank J. Guyol Jr. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Passed Away Peacefully Surrounded by His Loving Family on Sunday
Guyol, Frank J. Jr.Frank J. Guyol Jr. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the age of 97 years. Loving husband for 66 years of Christine Musso Guyol....
House on Track to Back Bill to Keep Government Open
WASHINGTON * Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December.Democrats helped...
Illinois Governor Closing Museums, Shooting Range in Budget Standoff
CHICAGO * Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois' budget crisis, even though most staff will still report to work and the museum board chairman says the savings will amount to "peanuts."By museum...
Jasmine Huda Quits KMOV, Station Reports
One-half of the big question at KMOV (Channel 4) has been answered: Jasmine Huda has quit the station.General manager Mike Murphy confirmed the departure Wednesday afternoon. "We wish Jasmine tremendous success in her future endeavors," he said.In a...
Law & Order
WELLSTON > Shooting victim is identified * Police on Wednesday identified a man fatally shot a day earlier in Wellston as Jimmy Smith, 34, who lived in the same block where he was killed.Smith was shot several times near his home in the 1100 block of Sutter...
Lehtera, Bortuzzo Ready to Finally Get in a Game
Two of the missing pieces of the Blues' training camp, center Jori Lehtera and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo, will be in the lineup Thursday for the team's final preseason game, with the hope that it will be the only test necessary to show they're ready...
Missouri Supreme Court Weighing Adult Sex Offender Registration for Youth
JEFFERSON CITY * The Missouri Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday that could have wide-ranging effect on children accused of serious sexual crimes.The case involves a troubled, developmentally delayed 14-year- old St. Louis boy accused of sexually assaulting...
MLB Roundup: Blue Jays Clinch AL East Title
Toronto wins AL East The Toronto Blue Jays yelled, hugged and jumped for joy around the mound after clinching their first AL East title in 22 years. Toronto entered its doubleheader in Baltimore on Wednesday needing only one victory to eliminate the...
Mom Accused of Tossing Newborn Girl Had Baby Son Die in 2008
NEW YORK * A woman charged this week with tossing her newborn daughter to her death from a seventh-story window had an infant son die seven years ago, and prosecutors have now reopened their investigation into his death, authorities said Wednesday.The...
Monsanto Faces Another PCB Trial in St. Louis
Monsanto is back in court this week fighting another lawsuit involving allegations of negligence stemming from its history of PCB production.The Creve Coeur-based firm, along with a trio of associated companies, is being sued in St. Louis County Circuit...
Moore, Joseph H. Joe Was Born on March 29
Moore, Joseph H. Joe was born on March 29, 1922 to James and Marie Moore (nee Brein). Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Dad left us to join our Mom and his high school sweetheart, Alice Moore (nee Schulte) on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. He...
MU's Lock Gets First Start with Mauk Suspended
COLUMBIA, Mo. * For the first time in his 15 seasons at Missouri, Tigers coach Gary Pinkel will start a true freshman quarterback on Saturday.That much was clear Wednesday when Pinkel made his first public comments since suspending junior Maty Mauk on...
Nation Briefs: Alaska Storm Drops 11.2 Inches of Snow in Fairbanks
Oklahoma governor postpones executionOklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin postponed at the last minute Wednesday the execution of an inmate who claims he's innocent, after prison officials said one of the three drugs they had received to carry out the lethal injection...
Nation Briefs: Investigation: Secret Service Tried to Discredit US Lawmaker
Secret Service accused of targeting lawmakerScores of U.S. Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old, unsuccessful job application of a congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency, a new government report said Wednesday....
Nelson, Long-Time St. Louis Labor Leader, Retires
Terry Nelson has retired after 22 years as head of the Carpenters' District Council, one of the largest unions in St. Louis.Al Bond Jr. has succeeded Nelson as executive secretary- treasurer of the union.Nelson, 74, started as an apprentice carpenter...
NFL Notebook: Bills' McCoy Looks Doubtful for Sunday
A 'real possibility' that Bills' McCoy won't playA hamstring injury that has been nagging Bills running back LeSean McCoy since he suffered it on Aug. 18 could sideline him for the team's game Sunday, against the Giants. Bills coach Rex Ryan said there's...
NHL: Blackhawks Face Key Roster Decisions
Blackhawks are facing key roster decisionsWith opening night a week away, general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville have some tough decisions to make about the Blackhawks roster.And in trying to maneuver around razor-thin salary-cap space,...
People: ABC Apologizes for Mixing Up Video of Indian Actresses
ABC apologizes for photo mix-up of Indian actressesABC's "Nightline" is apologizing for confusing new network star Priyanka Chopra with another Indian actress.The news magazine aired a feature this week about Chopra, the star of ABC's new drama "Quantico."...
Piscotty Rejoins Team Feeling 'Very, Very Fortunate'
PITTSBURGH * All that Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty remembers from the seventh inning of Monday night's game ends with the fly ball going in air. His next memory is in the ambulance, coming to on the way to the hospital."I remember moving left and...
Rams Notebook: Gurley Looking Forward to His Next Chance
In his Monday visit with the media, Rams coach Jeff Fisher talked about how close rookie running back Todd Gurley was to breaking free for a big play."Coaches look at it a little differently than everybody else," Fisher said. "He could've very well had...
Record-Keeping at St. Louis VA Mental Health Practice Draws Criticism from Inspector General
WASHINGTON * A new Inspector General's report says an employee at the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Health Care System's mental health area wrongly listed the status of patient consults "completed" before patients had seen a psychiatrist, bolstering a whistleblower's...
Spieth and Woods Moved in Opposite Directions in 2015 Season
The 2015 PGA Tour season has come to a fitting conclusion, literally and figuratively.Jordan Spieth conducted a putting clinic and won the Tour Championship last weekend, collecting a record payout of more than $12 million, becoming the first to win...
Sports Shorts: Court Rules against Plan to Pay NCAA Athletes
Court rules against plan to pay NCAA athletes A federal appeals court in San Francisco agreed that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan to allow...
State Department Publishes 6K More Pages of Clinton Emails
WASHINGTON * Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to pry into Hillary Clinton's private email account while she was secretary of state, emails released Wednesday show. It is unclear if she clicked on any attachment and exposed her account.Clinton...
State Issues $7.4 Million in Tax Credits for Northwest Plaza Rehab
The Missouri Department of Economic Development last week issued more than $7.4 million in brownfield remediation tax credits for the cleanup and demolition of Northwest Plaza nearly the full amount that had been requested ending a two-year investigation...
Steelers Hope Vick Can Man the Ship
PITTSBURGH * The animosity is still there bubbling just underneath the surface.Forgive the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, though, if the current state of their longstanding rivalry is the least of their growing list of concerns.The teams...
St. Louis Man Charged in Shooting of Cardinals Fan Downtown
ST. LOUIS * A St. Louis man was charged Wednesday in the shooting last week of a Cardinals fan after the victim and his girlfriend left a game at Busch Stadium.Kilwa C. Jones, 31, of the 3100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was charged with two counts...
US Warns Russia against Striking Non-IS Groups in Syria
Moscow * Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally President Bashar Assad.President...
'Venus in Fur' Explores an Intimate Struggle for Power
As Vanda in "Venus in Fur" the clever David Ives comedy that opens the season at the West End Players Guild Paula Stoff Dean spends much of the play wearing nothing but sexy black undies.This is not mere titillation (though it could no doubt have that effect)....
With Preseason Wrapping Up, Blues Are Getting the Itch
The Blues' exhibition finale is Thursday night, which means the NHL regular season is just around the corner.The Blues will host Chicago in the last of their six exhibition games at 7 p.m. at Scottrade Center. The club will then jet off to Ann Arbor,...
Woman, 6-Year-Old Granddaughter Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide at Eureka Hotel
EUREKA * A woman from St. Louis County and her 6-year-old granddaughter were found shot to death in an apparent murder- suicide at a Eureka hotel, police say.The woman, 50, and her granddaughter were found by hotel staff about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the...
World Briefs: Weapons Believed to Be from Iran Seized in Arabian Sea
Iran believed behind cache of weapons found aboard shipA ship carrying illicit arms believed to be from Iran that was intercepted last week off the southern Arabian Peninsula by a member of a U.S.-backed naval coalition was not registered with any country,...
Yogi Berra, Rocket Man
The tiny craft were nicknamed "rocket boats," but the young sailor who liked nothing more than reading comic books thought he heard "rocket ships" and volunteered. Who wouldn't want to set sail in a rocket ship? Besides, Seaman Second Class Lawrence...
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