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Articles from November 15, 2015

19th-Century NYC Caning Shop Faces 21st-Century Development
NEW YORK * In a dusty, cluttered workshop that seems oddly out of place in modern New York City, a group of artisans is among the last still practicing a dying trade: chair caning.The painstaking art of weaving a honeycomb pattern is still in demand...
2015 Old Newsboys Business Leaders Team
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: To ensure that children who are at risk in our community because of abuse or poverty receive adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care and are provided equal opportunity for social development.OLD NEWSBOYS CHAIRMANScott Niekamp...
5 Things to Watch: SLU vs. Hartford
WHEN WILL THEY CLICK?This is now the group on which coach Jim Crews is depending to return the program to some semblance of prominence. He has proclaimed his confidence that these players will make the program strong again. But even Crews questions when...
7 Things to Watch: Rams vs. Bears
LITTLE BROTHER, BUT NO BIG BROTHERA knee injury prevents DE Chris Long from going head-to-head with his younger brother, Bears RT Kyle Long. Instead, it's veteran William Hayes lining up over Kyle. The two have a history. Two years ago in St. Louis,...
Aisha Sultan: Real-Life Lessons from a Fake Town
My child's CEO aspirations were quashed after just a day of managing fake employees. He is one of 12,000 local students offered a dose of reality at one of the most valuable elementary school field trip experiences I've encountered as a parent.It's offered...
Alabama Rolls over Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. * It wasn't until the postgame news conference that Alabama's Nick Saban could explain why he was roaming the sidelines with a prominent cut and bruise on his left cheek.Even the Tide's longtime coach couldn't avoid his team's tremendous...
Along for the Ride: Grant's Trail Extension Moves Forward [Corrected 11/18/15]
A long-awaited extension of Grant's Trail one that would create a continuous 17-mile route for bicyclists and walkers would join it to the River Des Peres Greenway.The price tag for those 2 new miles, including two bridges and a tunnel, is $10.2 million.So...
Althoff Wins
BELLEVILLE * Edwyn Brown brought on bedlam.A junior defensive back for the Althoff football team, Brown reached up and snagged a season-saving interception in the end zone with 12 seconds remaining to give the Crusaders a 46-42 win over Rochester in...
AP WAS THERE: 40 Years Ago, Edmund Fitzgerald Sinks
The Great Lakes have claimed thousands of ships since European explorers began navigating the waters in the 1600s, but few have captured the public's imagination as has the Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, in Lake Superior. Much of that...
Area College Football: Harris, Austin, Lindenwood-Belleville Finish Stong
Kam Harris and Tarean Austin closed their careers in grand fashion Saturday, the duo posting big numbers in Lindenwood- Belleville's 34-31 come-from-behind NAIA win at Concordia, in Ann Arbor, Mich.Austin's 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler McNair with...
A Season of Giving Opens with Two Campaigns
The cooling winds and autumnal colors usher in another fall season in which the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joins with readers throughout the region to help the needy.In this STL Sunday section in the Post-Dispatch, the newspaper kicks off its annual collaboration...
At 21, 'Brooklyn' Star Saoirse Ronan Is Already a Film Veteran
At 21, Saoirse Ronan already has an impressive filmography, including starring roles in "The Lovely Bones" and "Hanna." She was nominated for a supporting-actress Oscar for "Atonement," and she was part of the ensemble cast of one of last year's best...
BenFred: Pinkel's Timing Draws Questions after Whirlwind Week
KANSAS CITY * The tailgating taking place across Arrowhead Stadium's sprawling parking lot looked normal enough. Charcoal smoke wafted. Cold beers were plucked from coolers and jammed into Koozies. Saturday's conversation, though, was unlike any other.Tiger...
Best-Selling Books for the Week Ending Nov. 8
Here are the best-sellers from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Nov. 8.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams" * Stephen King2. "Rogue Lawyer" * John Grisham3. "The Crossing" * Michael Connelly4. "See Me" * Nicholas Sparks5. "Depraved...
Bluenotes: Shattenkirk Finally Feels Healthy
Just before the Blues faced the New York Rangers on Thursday, defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk declared himself back to being the player who was a Western Conference All-Star a year ago."I heard him talking right before the game, saying that he's back, he...
Blues Stumble, Fall to Blackhawks
In the kind of game in which you check your teeth at the door, the Blues and Blackhawks went at it in a slam-bang affair about which nothing was subtle. There were fighting penalties, unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties, illegal-check-to-the-head penalties,...
CASES 1-3: Father Works to Keep Imperiled Family Together
CASE 1A single father, Mr. C, 34, dropped out of school at the age of 16. He is raising his three children, ages 12 to 16. Their mother is a drug addict who sold everything in the house even the children's clothing and toys to support her habit. The...
C. Donald Ainsworth, Insurance Executive and Former State Director, Dies at 95
C. Donald Ainsworth, longtime insurance executive and a former Missouri insurance director, died Tuesday (Nov. 10, 2015) at the Quarters at Des Peres, of pneumonia after a brief illness. He was 95 and lived in Chesterfield.Mr. Ainsworth was director...
Charity of Choice Supports Marian's Goal to Educate Girls
Marian Middle School's phone greeting alerts callers to its busy task. "Where we are educating girls for life" is not idle talk. Marian supports young women in fifth though eighth grade who are educated at its school, 4130 Wyoming St. in south St. Louis,...
Class 3 Boys Soccer Championship
FENTON * When he sent Antoine Givens back onto the pitch with about seven minutes remaining Saturday afternoon at Soccer Park, Webster Groves coach Tim Cashel looked at the senior forward and said, "How about one of those junk goals?"Givens followed...
College Basketball Preview: SLU Is Taking a New Approach
At times last season, the St. Louis University offense seemed at a standstill, struggling to generate shots and ultimately points.The Billikens ranked 321st in the country in scoring out of 345 Division I teams, averaging 59.8 points, which were even...
College Basketball: Radford Shocks Georgetown
Radford shocks Georgetown in double OTRashun Davis drained a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in the second overtime and finished with a career-high 28 points, and visiting Radford upset Georgetown 82-80 on Saturday in a season opener. Davis' game-winner...
College Football Roundup: Oklahoma State Rallies to Stay Unbeaten
Oklahoma State rallies to win; Clemson holds off SyracuseOklahoma State got the victory it needed, just not the style points. J.W. Walsh threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Carr with 3:06 left, giving No. 5 Oklahoma State a 35-31 victory Saturday at Iowa...
College Football Scores
EASTClemson 37..................................Syracuse 27Colgate 49......................................Lehigh 42Cornell 3....................................... Columbia 0Dartmouth 34..................................Brown 18Elon 27................................................
Crating and Caging of Dogs and Cats [Corrected 12/06/15]
Dear Dr. Fox * Would you please elaborate on your stance that dogs should not be left in crates seven or eight hours a day? Most of my friends think this is fine. I don't. J.P., Pevely, Mo.Dear J.P. * This is an all-too-common practice, and it is one deplorable...
Danger Abounds, So Do What You Can and Relax
The woman on the line was sobbing and begging for guidance."My husband is being transferred to St. Louis," she said, as best I can recall, "And I've got to know if there is any place safe to live."I just happened to answer the phone in the newsroom that...
Diplomats Set Plan for Political Change in Syria
VIENNA * Invoking the need for joint action after the attacks in Paris, foreign ministers of nearly 20 nations agreed Saturday to an ambitious yet incomplete plan for bringing peace to Syria and ending its role as a breeding ground for Islamic State...
Diversity Initiative Seeks to Make Headway amid Mizzou Tumult
Amid turmoil on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus, there are students and faculty in the College of Education feeling hope.A planning meeting on social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion had been on the calendar for Nov. 9 well before...
Editorial: St. Louis Gets an 'F' on Premature Birth Rate
There is a crisis in St. Louis with too many babies starting life with the odds stacked against them because they are born prematurely.Some weigh less than a pound. They wear micro-diapers measuring 2 inches by 2 inches, not much bigger than a thumb....
Feds Make $4 Million Available to Farmers to Boost Monarch Habitat
WASHINGTON * The Department of Agriculture is devoting $4 million for technical assistance to farmers in 10 states, including Missouri and Illinois, to help them plant milkweed and other plants critical to the monarch butterfly.The iconic butterfly is...
Floyd, Dolores Eileen (Nee Elz) September 12
Floyd, Dolores Eileen (nee Elz) September 12, 1921. Died November 10, 2015. Mother of Dianne Floyd Ross (Robert), Holly Floyd Stumpf (Robert deceased; grandmother of Steven (Michelle); step- grandmother of Brian Ross, Susan Lissner (Michael), Robert...
Football Fans and Foes Gather at St. Louis Riverfront for Stadium Argument
ST. LOUIS * The event was equal parts soapbox and spectacle as football fans and foes met on a dusty riverfront lot on Saturday to argue the merits of building a new stadium. With dilapidated warehouses casting a long November shadow in the background,...
Francis Howell Wins
FENTON * Francis Howell's hunt for its first soccer state championship started with an attack that averaged more than three goals during its first five postseason games.It ended with a goalkeeper named Hunt who refused to give one up.Matt Hunt, a senior...
Gallagher: Are Stocks Too High or Just Right?
At times like this, I'm a Nervous Nellie investor. I check stocks twice a day, listen to the chattering heads on TV, wring my hands over little twitches in the market stats.I'd better pop a pill and lie down, because the current stock market could give...
Goerke Soars with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Strauss 'Four Last Songs'
As the scope of the horrors in Paris became clear on Friday night, music-lovers and members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra gathered at Powell Symphony Hall.Before lifting his baton, a visibly shaken David Robertson pulled a piece of paper from his...
Golfin, Leon Andrew Age 92
Golfin, Leon Andrewage 92, of Saint Louis. On November 9, 2015, Leon Andrew Golfin came to the end of a life filled with the riches of a loving family, several rewarding careers, and the respect and admiration of his friends and colleagues. He was uncommonly brilliant,...
Health Events
Better Healthy Living Expo * Healthy living services and products for your home, your business and you. Dr. Norm Shealy, author and expert on stress and pain management will speak. See fitness demonstrations and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Holiday...
Healthy Breakfast for Kids: How Do You Do It?
A mom of two picky children, who would love to eat sugary Pop- Tarts or frozen waffles for breakfast, recently put out a plea to her friends on Facebook for healthy breakfast suggestions her kids would eat without putting up a fight.Her situation is...
Hochman: Pinkel Finally Returns to Sideline
KANSAS CITY * As Mizzou opened Saturday's game with an inept three-and-out, I couldn't help but think ah, it's nice to finally have things back to normal.After a week of the inexplicable and the important and the irreversible, Mizzou's football team...
Holiday Movie Preview: 'The Force Awakens' and So Does the Oscar Race
Holiday films have a reputation for being a bit more ambitious and serious than those released in other seasons, the better to attract Oscar attention. And this season is no exception.Among the releases are the latest films from top actors (such as Cate...
Home and Garden Events
The 13th Annual Fair Trade Market * This year's theme is "Design Your Life Around Fair Trade" and shoppers will find food samples, product demos, movies, education about Fair Trade, giveaways, kids' activities, and food and items for sale. Explore 2,500...
How I Did It: Amputation Allowed Her to 'See My Life Differently'
Melissa Brickey walks into the YMCA with a bag slung over her shoulder and lightweight aluminum crutches tucked under her arm. She walks with a slight hitch, but her gait is strong, confident. Her right leg was amputated above the knee in 1994. She uses...
How the AP Top 25 Fared - College Football
1. Clemson (10-0) beat Syracuse 37-27. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday.2. Ohio State (10-0) beat Illinois 28-3. Next: vs. No. 14 Michigan State, Saturday.3. Alabama (9-1) beat No. 20 Miss State 31-6. Next: vs. Charleston Southern, Saturday.4. Baylor...
Key Playoff Contenders Baylor, Stanford Fall at Home
Sterling Shepard had 14 catches for 177 yards with two touchdowns and No. 12 Oklahoma beat No. 4 Baylor 44-34 on Saturday night to end the Bears' 20-game winning streak and probably their playoff chances.Baker Mayfield was 24 of 34 passing for 270 yards...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Trooper shoots man who drove at him in casino garage * A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper shot a man Saturday morning in the parking garage at the Lumire Place casino downtown. The shooting happened after 10 a.m. when officers assigned to...
Local Novels Deal with Catholic School, STDS (No Link, However)
With "Snow Globes and Hand Grenades," KMOX reporter Kevin Killeen offers readers his third comic look at coming of age in Webster Groves in the 1960s and '70s.Again, the starring role falls to Patrick Cantwell. In Killeen's first book, "Never Hug a Nun,"...
Made in St. Louis: Jewelry for the Urban Nomad
BELTSHAZZAR JEWELSDesigner * Theresa WangiaAge * 48Family * Husband Micah Wangia; twins Anna and Luka, 7; son Judah, 10 and daughters Sifa, 12 and Ashley, 31Home * St. LouisWhat she makes * Distinctive jewelry from leather, raw stones, mixed chains,...
Mater Dei Football Wins
BREESE * Colin Schuetz sat on the turf and quietly took in the revelry going on all around him.The Mater Dei junior quarterback peacefully basked in the glory of the Knights' impressive 42-20 win over previously-unbeaten Taylorville on Saturday afternoon...
McClellan: Handing out the Grades for Mizzou Adults
Years ago, I flunked out of the University of Illinois. At the time, it was humiliating, but now I see it could have been worse. I could have graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia.What an embarrassment the state's flagship university has...
Messenger: University of Missouri Has Long, Anguished History with Racial Strife
Yik Yak is apparently the preferred social media platform of the racist in 2015.Two white university students, one in Rolla, Mo., one in Maryville, Mo., have been charged with making anonymous threats to black students at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Miller Time: A Mega Beer Deal Shuffles Ownership of Top Bud Light Rival
Forty years ago, one of the nation's top brewers introduced a beer that would dramatically change the beer business and wake up the folks on Pestalozzi Street in St. Louis.Miller Lite, launched by Miller Brewing in 1975, introduced the light beer segment...
Mizzou Basketball Hopes to Build on First Win
COLUMBIA, Mo. * For their next trick, Kim Anderson's Missouri Tigers will attempt something they did only two times all of last season: win back-to-back games over Division I opponents.After beating Wofford 83-74 in Friday night's CBE Hall of Fame Classic...
Mizzou Has a History of Stalled Race Initiatives
COLUMBIA, Mo. * No one would mistake 1960s-era Mizzou for the University of Missouri-Columbia of 2015.Black students are free to live where they please and use all of the facilities on campus, and they have access to the same resources as white students.But...
Mizzou Notes: Alden Believes Mizzou More Attractive Job Now Than in 2000
KANSAS CITY * Missouri's Gary Pinkel plans to discuss his decision to retire in detail during a news conference Monday morning at Mizzou Arena with the general public invited to attend the 10:30 session. MU athletics director Mack Rhoades will meet with...
Mizzou Professor Who Declared Herself 'More Than the N-Word' Grapples with National Response
Cyndi Frisby loves Facebook. Her posts include inspirational or affirming quotes and a generous dose of selfies. It's her go-to place to gush about her adorable grandson, Jaxon. Sharing has never been an issue for Frisby.So on Nov. 7, she weighed in...
Motor Sports Roundup: Kyle Busch Wins Xfinity Race
Kyle Busch wins Xfinity raceKyle Busch dominated again Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway, leading 190 of 200 laps Saturday in his record eighth NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at the track.Busch easily held off fellow Sprint Cup driver Brad Keselowski for...
NASCAR Title Chase Wide Open; Gordon Only One to Lock Up Spot in Final
AVONDALE, Ariz. * It could be feast or famine for three organizations trying to advance their drivers into NASCAR's championship race.Only Jeff Gordon has locked up his spot in next week's title- deciding race, and three spots are up for grabs Sunday...
Nation Briefs
More accessible museum set for Statue of LibertyA full-scale copper replica of Lady Liberty's face is the first thing that greets visitors to the museum in the base of the Statue of Liberty. But the face that gives visitors a chance to get up close and...
NBA Roundup
Kris Humphries scored 23 points, Garrett Temple matched his career high with 18 points and the host Washington Wizards beat the Orlando Magic 108-99 on Saturday night to end a three-game losing streak.Humphries made a career-high five 3-pointers, including...
Newspaper Precedes Year-Round Giving
In a tradition spanning more than a half century, the Old Newsboys Campaign for Kids will stand up tall and strong Thursday, Nov. 19, with volunteers on local street corners. In exchange for a newspaper written by kids about Old Newsboys charities, they...
NFL Injury Report
CHICAGO at RAMS BEARS: OUT: WR Eddie Royal (knee). QUESTIONABLE: T Jermon Bushrod (shoulder), RB Matt Forte (knee), C Hroniss Grasu (neck), WR Alshon Jeffery (groin), LB Shea McClellin (knee), LB Pernell McPhee (knee), CB Tracy Porter (hip), S Antrel...
O'Brien, Sean Joseph Sean Joseph O'Brien 12/14/61 - 11/13/15 Passed Away Peacefully Surrounded by Family at His St. Louis Home after a Courageous Fight with Cancer. He Is Survived by His Beloved Daughters Morgan Sheehan O'Brien and Ellie McGinn O'Bri
O'Brien, Sean Joseph Sean Joseph O'Brien 12/14/61 11/13/15 Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his St. Louis home after a courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his beloved daughters Morgan Sheehan O'Brien and Ellie McGinn O'Brien...
Old Newsboys: 250 Grants Awarded to Local Children's Charities
The organizations that received funding from the 2014 Old Newsboys proceeds are:A Million StarsAcademic Development Institute - After School ProgramACOPP - Heard A +Agape Christian Counseling Services - Agape Kids-Child Therapy ServicesAim High St. LouisALIVE...
Opponents of Transmission Line Say 'Right to Farm' Amendment Precludes Project
Opponents of an Ameren transmission line in northeastern Missouri are using the state's new "right-to-farm" amendment to try to derail the project.A group called Neighbors United Against Ameren's Power Line invoked the Missouri amendment, narrowly passed...
Paris Attacks Provoke Fresh Migrant Fears in Europe
BERLIN * The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe's immigration policy to a new pitch.Chancellor Angela Merkel, already under pressure from...
Prepare Your Home for the Winter
Q * What are the best ways to prepare my home for the winter season?A * Unanticipated winter storms can wreak havoc on the home and wallet. Avoid the out-of-pocket costs by preparing the home for the colder months now during fall. Weatherizing not only...
Preview: Sunday's NFL Games
MARQUEE MATCHUPARIZONA (6-2) at SEATTLE (4-4)Time * 7:30 p.m.Fast facts * Seven of Cardinals' final eight games are against teams currently with .500 or better records. ... QB Carson Palmer is top- rated passer in NFC at 110.2. ... RB Chris Johnson third...
Prosecutor: Death Toll in Paris Attacks Hits 129; 352 Hurt
PARIS * The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left at least 129 people dead...
Q-&-A with Holliday: Cards Slugger Eager for Next Season
JUPITER, Fla. * When the Cardinals set out to land outfielder Matt Holliday with the largest free-agent contract in club history, they built their $120-million offer and their interest around the metronomic consistency of his career. And for the first...
Rams Can't Afford Slip-Up vs. Bears
This would've all been much easier had the Rams taken care of business in Minnesota last week. But they didn't.The 21-18 overtime loss to the Vikings didn't help but didn't kill the Rams' ongoing crusade for their first playoff berth since 2004 and their...
'Room' on Audio Might Outdo the Movie
'ROOM' by Emma DonoghueRead by a full castHachette; 11 hoursReading a book is one experience. Seeing a movie is another. But sometimes, listening to an audiobook can provide the best of both.That's certainly the case with "Room," Emma Donoghue's novel about...
Sanders Has Most to Prove as Democrats Gather for 2nd Debate
WASHINGTON * With the country still reeling from deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, Hillary Clinton cast herself as the nation's strongest leader in a scary world, even as she found herself forced to defend her own role during the rise of Islamic State...
Saturday's High School Football Roundup
WESTMINSTER EARNS FIRST SEMIFINAL BERTHWestminster had reason to celebrate Saturday after winning 35-13 at University City in a Class 4 football quarterfinal.It was, after all, the first time the Wildcats (13-0, No. 2 STLhighschoolsports.com rankings)...
SEC Roundup: Florida Stops South Carolina; Arkansas Beats LSU
Florida stops South Carolina; Arkansas upends Louisiana St.Coach Jim McElwain is glad his 11th-ranked Florida Gators are learning to succeed by trying very hard. The latest example came Saturday when the Southeastern Conference East champions held off...
Security Up in Some US Locales, Business as Usual at Others
ROME * Soldiers and paramilitary troops toting semi-automatic rifles patrolled outside the Colosseum and inside St. Peter's Square on Saturday, as Italy joined the rest of Europe in beefing up security a day after terrorist attacks killed at least 129...
Seen from a New Angle, Syberg Home Is a Winner
"Just ridiculous" is not exactly a term of endearment. Yet that's exactly what Michelle Parikh and her husband, Parag, uttered when eyeballing their present home.Mind you, at that point the sprawling 1 -story house with 5,500 square feet on the first...
Sexting Arrest Latest Embarrassment for Secret Service
DOVER, Del. * In a case marking the latest embarrassment for the agency that protects the president and his family, a uniformed Secret Service officer has posted bail on state charges of trying to solicit a teenage girl for sex, but he's still being...
Slu Roster - Slu Schedule (Men's College Basketball)
SLU ROSTERNo. Name Ht., Wt. Pos. Cl. Hometown0 Marcus Bartley 6-4, 180 G So. Decatur, Ill.1 Milik Yarbrough 6-6, 230 F So. Zion, Ill.2 Miles Reynolds 6-2, 170 G So. Chicago3 Ash Yacoubou 6-4, 215 G Sr. Bronx, N.Y.5 Davell Roby 6-4,...
So Far, Winners Outnumber Losers in the New TV Season
Nobody expected it, but for network TV, this has become the Season Without a Cancellation.Ordinarily, a show or two or half a dozen would already have been pulled off the air at this point, eight weeks into the new season. Instead, every show that made...
Sound Off: Some Hitting Coaches Do It Right
HITTING COACHES WHO DO IT RIGHTI enjoyed Derrick Goold's recent story on the effectiveness of the hitting coaches for the Royals and Mets Dale Sveum and Kevin Long ("Hitting coaches making a mark," Nov. 4.) Goold commended both coaches for correctly...
Sports Digest: Holm Knocks out UFC Champion Rousey
Holm knocks out UFC champion RouseyHolly Holm pulled off a stunning upset victory over Ronda Rousey in UFC 193, knocking out the women's bantamweight champion in the second round of a bout in Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday (late Saturday night, St....
Spotlight: Building Interrupting the Gateway Mall Is a Mayor's Regret
The Gateway Mall the grand plan for bringing verdant tranquility to the gray density of downtown St. Louis goes back 100 years.The plan was much more ambitious when first proposed by city officials in 1915. It called for about 2 miles of grassy mall between...
State Tournament Results by Class - Boys Soccer
MISSOURICLASS 4SectionalLafayette 3, Eureka 0De Smet 1, SLUH 0Nixa 1, Springfield Central 0Lee's Summit 2, Rock Bridge 0Howell 3, Hazelwood West 1Holt 2, Mehlville 1Rockhurst 3, Blue Springs S. 0Park Hill South 3, Oak Park 0QuarterfinalDe Smet 1, Lafayette...
Stephen Kings Fills Collection with Fuel for Bad Dreams
When you open "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams," the only question is what kind of horrors Stephen King is going to introduce. Because there is no question he is going to.In this collection of short stories, King delivers a bouquet that mixes some supernatural,...
St. Louis City Buys Developer McKee's Debt for Leverage
ST. LOUIS * The city has purchased about $5 million in properties and bank notes from a creditor of NorthSide Regeneration developer Paul McKee. Otis Williams, the director of the city's economic arm, said the purchase was done in part to obtain leverage...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING9:30 a.m. Formula One: Brazilian Grand Prix, NBCSN1:30 p.m. Sprint Cup: Race For Heroes 500, KSDK (5)BASKETBALL11 a.m. College: Mount St. Mary's at Ohio State, ESPNUNoon College: Wake Forest at Bucknell, CBSSN12:30 p.m. College: Wagner at...
The Latest: Fiorina Links Obama, Clinton to Paris Attacks
ORLANDO, Fla. * As 2,000 Florida Republicans gathered in Orlando to hear from seven presidential contenders, several of the candidates accused President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton, on...
These Crazy Products Our Annual Turkeys Are for Real
We decided to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Fashion Turkey Awards by celebrating democracy at its finest: crowdfunding. We've been collecting pitches from crowdsourced campaigns all-year and we've rounded up a few of our favorites in technology,...
Tigers Celebrate Victory after Tumultuous Week
KANSAS CITY * On the same field where he had his most memorable victory eight years ago, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel got to celebrate again. The stakes were much different this time. The opponent was Brigham Young, not Kansas.In 2007, Pinkel's Tigers...
Tigers Celebrate Win after Tumultuous Week
KANSAS CITY * On the same field where he had his most memorable victory eight years ago, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel got to celebrate again. The stakes were much different Saturday night. The opponent was Brigham Young, not Kansas. In 2007, Pinkel's Tigers...
Travel: Canals Are Only Part of the Charm of Venice
I stepped from the vaporetto at San Zaccaria. We saw each other at the same moment: Our eyes met and then locked as we moved closer. He was muscular, self-assured, with an easy smile, just the kind of man I'd hoped to meet when I arrived in Venice."Qual...
Unapologetic Elle King Turns Heartbreak into Hit Single
LOS ANGELES * Though breakthrough singer Elle King has a huge hit with "Ex's and Oh's," the feel-good, carefree 26-year-old remembers performing tirelessly anywhere she could without a cellphone."I played in a lot of empty bars and I played on a lot...
U.S. Likely Won't Make Major Moves against ISIS
WASHINGTON * The terrorist attacks in Paris seem likely to compel President Barack Obama to consider military escalation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. But that probably will not mean dramatic moves such as launching a U.S. or international...
Weatherbird's Top Tweets
Besides gracing the front page of the newspaper since 1901, I also spend time watching Twitter.@WEATHERBIRD Start a conversation with me on TwitterWe'll start with a reminder:"I saw a dead bird on my walk this morning downtown. It wasn't @Weatherbird,...
What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system cells that can grow in the blood, lymph nodes, bone marrow, tonsils, spleen and tissue in other parts of the body.The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma (named for the British doctor who discovered it) and non-Hodgkin...
'White Christmas': The Hit Just Keeps on Coming
In July 2000, Muny-goers saw a "new/old" show put together by the theater's longtime executive producer, Paul Blake. Known at the time as "White Christmas," the show was based on a hit 1954 movie that starred Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye...
With the Holiday Season Comes Another Call to Help the Region's Poorest
ST. LOUIS * Inside the small Patch Neighborhood Center, the community room is filled with older adults, eyes fixed on their bingo cards. The food pantry swells with bags stocked to prepare Thanksgiving dinners. Volunteers sort and hang clothes in the...
World Briefs
Turkey kills four militants as talks nearTurkish soldiers killed four suspected Islamic State militants Saturday and authorities detained 11 demonstrators a day before leaders of the G-20 group of economic powerhouses meet for a summit overshadowed by...
WU Volleyball Reaches Regional Finals
A balanced attack has been the key for Washington University volleyball all season, and Saturday the No. 1 Bears kept that formula going in a 29-27, 26-24, 25-14 win over No. 7 Claremont- Mudd-Scripps in the Thousand Oaks, Calif., Regional semifinals.Amanda...
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