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Articles from December 27, 2015

7 Things to Watch: Rams at Seahawks
RUNNING THE BALL IT'S WHAT THEY DOThe Seahawks' five-game winning streak has come without the services of star RB Marshawn Lynch, who's sidelined after undergoing abdominal surgery. He'll miss Sunday's game as well. Unheralded Thomas Rawls filled in...
Along for the Ride: Zipcar Expands to Central West End
The car-share service Zipcar has expanded into the Central West End, creeping into a market long-dominated by Enterprise.Car sharing allows drivers to rent by the hour instead of committing to a full day, which also is an option, and is touted as an...
AP Poll: Islamic State and Efforts to Crush It Voted Top Story of 2015
NEW YORK * The far-flung attacks claimed by Islamic State militants and the intensifying global effort to crush them added up to a grim, gripping yearlong saga that was voted the top news story of 2015, according to the Associated Press' annual poll...
AP's 2015 List of Deaths
Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2015. JANUARYMario Cuomo, 82 * Son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York. Jan. 1.Donna Douglas,...
AP's 2015 List of Deaths
Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2015. JANUARYMario Cuomo, 82 * Son of Italian immigrants who became an eloquent spokesman for a generation of liberal Democrats during his three terms as governor of New York. Jan. 1.Donna Douglas,...
AP-Times Square Poll: Shootings Weighed on Americans in 2015
Mass shootings and attacks weighed heavily on the minds of Americans in 2015, according to a new poll that found most believe this year was worse for the world than last year.A look at the key findings of The Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll:PREOCCUPIED...
Ask the Road Crew: Crosswalk Request, Bike Lane Gripe
Chat with Andrew Gates of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Steve Runde of the St. Louis Streets Division and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation each Wednesday at 1 p.m. at STLtoday.com/chat. Here is an excerpt...
At Home: Inventive Florissant Home Includes Staircase to Nowhere
Home * FlorissantAges * He's 68. She's 61.Occupations * A retired letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, he worked in north St. Louis County. She retired as a social worker in the Alton School District.Family * Married 40 years, they have three...
Beamer Goes out with a Bowl Win
SHREVEPORT, La. * Frank Beamer built a powerhouse at Virginia Tech over nearly three decades thanks to a ferocious defense and terrific special teams.In an unexpected twist, his final game with the Hokies was all about offense.But the 69-year-old coach...
Beamer Goes out with a Win; Hokies Survive as Coach Retires after 29 Seasons at School
SHREVEPORT, La. * Michael Brewer threw for 344 yards, Isaiah Ford had 227 yards receiving and coach Frank Beamer won his final game at Virginia Tech, 55-52 over Tulsa on Saturday night in the Independence Bowl.The 69-year-old Beamer announced in November...
Bears Hand Red Knights First Loss to an Area Opponent in 71 Games
FRONTENAC * One of the most dominant streaks in area girls basketball came crashing to an end on Saturday.Incarnate Word Academy, the final word for the past four years, dropped a 49-45 decision to Ursuline Academy in the quarterfinal round of the 41st...
Best Concerts of 2015 List Includes Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder
I couldn't pick just 10, so here is a list of a dozen great shows I saw this year.1. Ed Sheeran, May 10, Scottrade Center * Taylor Swift's bud and former opening act brought his one-man band to town and the results were spellbinding. He proved how deserving...
Best Country Concerts in St. Louis in 2015
So much music, and only five country concerts can make the cut for the best of 2015.1. Chris Stapleton, The Firebird, May 30. An intimate, almost claustrophobic setting, his powerful voice and 90 minutes of him and his wife, Morgane, singing and playing....
Best Films of the Year
It was a very good year for movies, from a farce about the financial irresponsibility of Wall Street to a biopic about an essential rap group. In alphabetical order, these were the best:"The Big Short" * Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Dec. 20
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers weekly for the week that ended Dec. 20.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Rogue Lawyer" * John Grisham2. "Cross Justice" * James Patterson3. "See Me" * Nicholas Sparks4. "The Bazaar of Bad Dreams" * Stephen King5. "The...
Bluenotes: Jaskin's Future Could Be at Center
The freak injury to Blues center Kyle Brodziak has opened the club's eyes to one potential development and confirmed another.The Blues were without the fourth-line center after Brodziak suffered a skate cut to his right leg against Nashville Dec. 17. They...
Blues Shoot Down Stars
The Blues continue to know the way to flummox the Dallas Stars' potent offense. When the two teams met earlier in December, the Blues handed the Stars, who average 3 goals per game, their only shutout this season. In the second meeting, they held them...
Chicago Police Officer Responding to Call Fatally Shoots 2
CHICAGO * A Chicago police officer fatally shot two people early Saturday while responding to a domestic disturbance call on the city's West Side, police said.Quintonio Legrier, 19, a college student, was pronounced dead at a hospital at 4:51 a.m., and...
Coin Honoring Twain Will Be Boon for Museums Honoring Him (Copy)
HANNIBAL, Mo. * Mark Twain once quipped, "The lack of money is the root of all evil."But starting early next year, some of Twain's favorite places his Missouri hometown, the New England community where he spent a big part of his adult life, and two...
Collection of Best American Stories Complements Updike's Picks
Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor present some of the best writers and their stories in this 100-year history of the "Best American Short Stories" series.Moore acknowledges this collection goes toe-to-toe with John Updike's "Best American Short Stories of...
College Basketball: Kentucky Outlasts Louisville
LEXINGTON, KY. * Kentucky's shortest player led the Wildcats past their biggest rival.Point guard Tyler Ulis scored 21 points, and No. 12 Kentucky held off 16th-ranked Louisville for a 75-73 win Saturday to give John Calipari his 200th victory as the...
College Football: Duke Wins First Bowl Game in 54 Years
Ross Martin kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime, and Duke won a bowl game for the first time in 54 years with a 44-41 victory over Indiana on Saturday in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.After Martin made his kick on the first possession of the...
College Football Roundup: Duke Wins First Bowl Game in 54 Years
Duke gets its first bowl win in 54 yearsRoss Martin kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime, and Duke won a bowl game for the first time in 54 years with a 44-41 victory over Indiana on Saturday in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.After Martin made...
Daniel Durchholz's Top Concerts of 2015
We can't see every concert that comes through town, though Lord knows, we try. And we do our best to cover as much as we can, most often using a simple divide-and-conquer strategy. Chances are, if Kevin Johnson reported on a show, I didn't see it, and...
Day of Heavy Rain Swamps Streets; Rivers Are Rising
After a mild Christmas holiday, weather forecasters warn the St. Louis area could see historic rainfall and "life threatening" flooding. Several creeks were already inundated by Saturday afternoon, causing nearby roads to close.Rain and thunderstorms...
Deaths of Home-Schooled Kids Rarely Lead to New Rules
KANSAS CITY, KAN. * A brother and sister in Detroit vanished more than two years before they were found dead in a freezer in their home, and an 11-year-old girl in Florida disappeared more than a year before she, too, turned up in a family freezer. A...
DePew's 'Poorer People' Make Fine Story Collection
Art and artists whether they work in music, painting, theater or other areas are the focus in "A Wedding Song for Poorer People," an impressive collection by Canadian Alfred DePew.His geographic range, from St. Louis to Leningrad to Paris, is matched...
Dodgers' Gonzalez Dabbles in Boxing to Stay in Shape
LOS ANGELES * The walls of the Wild Card Boxing Club are adorned with images of the champions who have called this place home.Manny Pacquiao. Miguel Cotto. James Toney. Johnny Tapia.Under their unmoving stares, Marvin Somodio held out a pair of mitts...
Erhart, Margaret RSCJ Died December 17
Erhart, Margaret RSCJ died December 17, 2015 in Atherton, California. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, August 17, 1919, she was the daughter of Francis James Erhart and Delphine Shader Erhart. Sr. Erhart graduated from Washington University in St. Louis,...
For Bears and Hares, the Mild Weather Is a Mixed Bag
MONTPELIER, Vt. * For now, the El Nino-driven mild weather is a boon to some wildlife, which are able to forage for more food and are using less energy surviving, experts say. But for some species such as snowshoe hares, whose white fur makes them conspicuous...
For St. Louis, 3 Questions That Are Bigger Than the Rams
If you're looking for big, momentous decisions, the National Football League and the federal government will make a couple of them for St. Louis in 2016.The decision on whether the Rams can move to Los Angeles is a big deal for the region's image and...
Gallagher: Santa Gets a Performance Review
It's a scary feeling. Employees get to work and find that their company is being merged. The new bosses are talking about saving millions on "synergies."Roughly $2 trillion in deals have been announced this year. That leaves lots of workers worrying...
Government Agency's Last Remnants of 9/11 Being Given Away
NEW YORK * Inside an aircraft hangar at Kennedy Airport, stacks of shirts sit neatly folded on a shelf, price tags still attached. But they are caked in dust and will never be sold. Mannequins, dressed in Victoria's Secret tops, stand as if beckoning...
Harper Lee, Coloring Books, Local Libraries Lead Book News for St. Louis Readers
Harper Lee and a rejected manuscript became the biggest book story of 2015.HarperCollins' announcement in February that it had a novel with the same characters as Lee's classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" sent the book world aflutter. Journalists wondered...
Health Events
Free Group Run * Every Monday at 6 p.m. throughout the year, no matter the weather, you can find a group of people to run with at Big River Running. Runners and walkers of all ages, paces and fitness levels are welcome at our Monday Night Group Runs....
Hochman: Odom Faces Big Test in Recruiting Tigers
OK, Barry Odom recruit me."My vision for you, I want you to come to the University of Missouri, and I am, without question, going to treat you fairly and honestly in every situation," said the Mizzou football coach, visiting the Post-Dispatch offices,...
Hochman: Odom Faces Big Test in Recruting Tigers
OK, Barry Odom recruit me."My vision for you, I want you to come to the University of Missouri, and I am, without question, going to treat you fairly and honestly in every situation," said the Mizzou football coach, visiting the Post-Dispatch offices,...
Horrigan: Oh, Great. Now There's Bear Rape to Worry About
On Christmas Day, 20th Century Fox released a movie about an 1820s mountain man who survives a vicious (is there another kind?) grizzly bear attack and then goes looking for the guys who left him to die.Bears, violence and revenge. Perfect holiday fare....
How I Did It: He Uses Exercise to Combat Diabetes, MS
"Health issues motivate me to stay active and strong," Paul Parmeley says. "In 2007, I was diagnosed with remitting and relapsing multiple sclerosis. The MS left me with numbness in my legs and in my right hand, which continues to this day."In 2009,...
Joe Williams Favorites of 2015 Included 'Mad Max,' 'Trainwreck'
Joe Williams, who for 18 years was a features writer and film critic for the Post-Dispatch, died in an automobile accident July 26 in Jefferson County. He was 56.Williams didn't have a chance to see many of the prestige films that open at the end of...
'Judge Judy' Star Is Selling Beachfront Penthouse in Florida
New digs for Judge JudyThe star of the television series "Judge Judy" is trading her beachfront penthouse condo in Florida for a lakefront mansion nearby.Judge Judy Sheindlin and her husband bought the condo at the Windsor at Bay Colony in Naples for...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Gunman robs credit union * A man with a rifle robbed the Neighbors Credit Union at 11899 New Halls Ferry Road near Florissant on Saturday, St. Louis County police said.Police said the gunman walked into the credit union branch and demanded...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Gunman robs credit union * A man with a rifle robbed the Neighbors Credit Union at 11899 New Halls Ferry Road near Florissant on Saturday, St. Louis County police said.Police said the gunman walked into the credit union branch and demanded...
Made in St. Louis: The Marriage of Business and Athletic Sock
Rugged dress socks? * Chris Fetter admits that it sounds like a contradiction but was developed in earnest. His brother Tim recruited Chris to consult with him on an entrepreneurial project (a 3-D printing company) he had developed with Sarah Haselkorn...
Massachusetts Court to Hear Case on Profanity-Laced Letter
BOSTON * Michael Costello knew being an elected official in a small town wouldn't be a glamorous job, but he never imagined he'd be called a "thug," "scumbag," "loser" and other unprintable names in anonymous letters mailed to his home.Now the highest...
McClellan: Looking Forward to the 2020 Campaign
With the 2016 elections right around the corner, is it too soon to talk about 2020?I ask this as a Democrat. I want to be excited about a candidate. This 2016 group doesn't do much for me. Start with the age thing. Bernie Sanders is 74. Hillary Clinton...
Media Views: Moves Loom in Local Sports-Talk Radio
Even the holiday season can't keep the wheels that power St. Louis sports-talk radio from spinning.Three Post-Dispatch and STLtoday.com sportswriters, two of them newcomers, are set to enter the jock-jabber business. One of the biggest names in local...
Media Views: New Radio Show for Goold, Hochman, Frederickson
Even the holiday season can't keep the wheels that power St. Louis sports-talk radio from spinning.Three Post-Dispatch and STLtoday.com sportswriters, two of them newcomers, are set to enter the jock-jabber business. One of the biggest names in local...
Messenger: Fired Missouri Guard Employee Seeks Justice as Military Stonewalls
Michael Sandknop isn't the sort of whistleblower who will end up in a Hollywood movie.He didn't report his corporate bosses for, say, cheating the U.S. auto emissions program, or hiding studies showing their product to be deadly to children. He didn't...
Missouri Homicide, Suicide Rates Jumped after Repeal of Background Checks, Researcher Says
JEFFERSON CITY * Missouri lawmakers aren't due back in the Capitol until Jan. 6, but already they have filed proposals that would further expand gun rights.After lowering the legal age to carry a concealed weapon to 19 last year, at least four proposals...
Missouri State Lawmakers to Take Another Swing at Ethics Reform
JEFFERSON CITY * Republicans and Democrats agree the scandals that led to two legislative resignations this year cast a shadow over state lawmakers and their work in Jefferson City.They also agree ethics reform would help lift that stigma in 2016."I...
Money-Go-Round Fuels Buybacks, Leaves Workers Sidelined
WATERLOO, Iowa * Matt Happel and Pam Egli are first cousins, part of a sprawling family so big it rents a church hall for Christmas parties.They grew up close. Egli often baby-sat Happel and later loved going to his football games. He's a natural athlete,...
Mongolian Dog Tradition Revived to Protect Sheep, Leopards
TUV AIMAG, Mongolia * Through three decades of marriage, they have wandered together across the rolling hills of Mongolia's northern Tuv Province, accompanied by their herd of sheep and stalked by the wolves and snow leopards that threaten their livelihood.Five...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneyLaclede CEO pay jumps 19 percent * Laclede Group Chief Executive Suzanne Sitherwood got a discretionary bonus of $297,914 last year, boosting her total pay 19 percent to...
Nation Briefs
Wildfire closes major highway in CaliforniaA wind-whipped wildfire closed a major coastal highway in Southern California for several hours and forced dozens of homes to be evacuated, authorities said Saturday. No serious injuries or damages were reported....
NFL Injury Report
WASHINGTON at PHILADELPHIA REDSKINS: OUT: LB Perry Riley Jr. (foot). QUESTIONABLE: S Dashon Goldson (rib, knee, shoulder), WR Ryan Grant (abdomen), RB Matt Jones (hip), C Josh LeRibeus (ankle), T Morgan Moses (ankle). PROBABLE: LB Will Compton (neck),...
NFL Notebook: Manning Denies Report Set to Air That He Used HGH
Peyton Manning is vehemently refuting a report set to air on Al Jazeera that contends the Denver Broncos quarterback received human growth hormone through his wife during his recovery from neck fusion surgeries in 2011 in Indianapolis.In a statement...
NHL Roundup: Holtby Helps Caps Win 7th in a Row
Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots, Jason Chimera had a goal and an assist and the host Washington Capitals beat the struggling Montreal Canadiens 3-1 Saturday night for their seventh straight victory.Off to the best start in franchise history, Washington...
Nicklaus: For St. Louis, 3 Questions That Are Bigger Than the Rams
If you're looking for big, momentous decisions, the National Football League and the federal government will make a couple of them for St. Louis in 2016.The decision on whether the Rams can move to Los Angeles is a big deal for the region's image and...
People: 'Judge Judy' Star Is Selling Beachfront Penthouse in Florida
New digs for Judge JudyThe star of the television series "Judge Judy" is trading her beachfront penthouse condo in Florida for a lakefront mansion nearby.Judge Judy Sheindlin and her husband bought the condo at the Windsor at Bay Colony in Naples for...
Plenty on the Line for Packers, Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. * Leave it to Arizona cornerback Jerraud Powers to succinctly explain the playoff significance of Sunday's Packers- Cardinals game."It's either do you want Green Bay to come back here and play (in the playoffs) or I think today it was...
Preview: Sunday's NFL Games
MARQUEE MATCHUPGREEN BAY (10-4) at ARIZONA (12-2)Time * 3:25 p.m.Fast facts * Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers needs one TD pass for his fifth 30-TD season. ... Green Bay LB Julius Peppers has 14 sacks in his last 18 games. ... Green Bay LB Clay Matthews plays...
Raasch: 15 Takeaways from 2015
WASHINGTON * The evolving terrorism threat that escalated in cyberspace was the top story of 2015.It was epitomized in attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., that left innocents dead and injured and authorities scrambling to explain why the attacks...
Redskins Beat Eagles to Clinch Division
PHILADELPHIA * Wearing his "NFC East Champions" hat, Kirk Cousins made sure he got the last word.Cousins finished his news conference, turned on his way out and screamed: "How many of y'all picked us to win the division?" It sounded like his "You like...
Redskins Beat Eagles to Clinch Division
PHILADELPHIA * Worst to first in a mediocre division counts the same.Kirk Cousins threw four touchdown passes and had a season-high 365 yards passing as the Washington Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-24 Saturday night to clinch the NFC East...
Resolved to Quit Smoking? Get Your DNA Sequenced at Washington University
Quitting smoking always tops the list of New Year's resolutions. Unfortunately, it's also a resolution most fail to keep.The reason why might lie in a person's DNA, scientists say. The first-ever study looking at how genetic markers can determine the best...
Roper, Charles L
Roper, Charles L., M.D.died at age 90 of natural causes surrounded by his family on December 17, 2015 at his home in Kirkwood, Missouri. Born on July 18, 1925, he was the son of the late Leonard Roper and Myrtle Roper (ne Wilder). After serving three years...
See the Winners of Our Travel Photo Contest
Christina Laws of Winfield says visiting the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado has been on her bucket list for years. It's home to one of the few remaining herds of wild mustangs, and tourists flock there to catch a glimpse of them. She and her husband spent...
South Sudan: Devastation of Civil War Continues, 2 Years On
LEER, South Sudan * South Sudan's civil war took away everything that had been precious to Mary Nyak Chot."All my children were killed. The youngest two were burned in their home. The other four were bombed by artillery. My husband also died," she said...
Sports Digest: Warriors' Curry Is AP Male Athlete of the Year
Warriors' Curry is AP Male Athlete of the YearStephen Curry's greatness as a basketball player can be measured by his record-setting shooting numbers that are changing the game.His immense popularity derives from something less tangible.While many NBA...
St. Louis Jews, Muslims Join for Day of Service (Copy)
WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY * For Ansar Hyder and his family, this year's Jewish and Muslim community service day on Christmas Day was personal.Hyder and his son, Rizwan, 16, spent part of their Christmas morning cutting fringes in two large pieces of fleece,...
St. Louis Music Scene in 2015 Said Hello to National Blues Museum, Goodbye to Summer Rocks
The National Blues Museum, which was looking like all talk and no action for too long, saw some major action in 2015.In November came news of the $13 million museum's official opening date, April 2, 2016, in the Mercantile Exchange District downtown.That's...
St. Louis Music Scene in 2015 Said Hello to National Blues Museum, Goodbye to Summer Rocks
The National Blues Museum, which was looking like all talk and no action for too long, saw some major action in 2015.In November came news of the $13 million museum's official opening date, April 2, 2016, in the Mercantile Exchange District downtown.That's...
St. Louis Sports of 2015: Situations at MU Headline a Volatile Year
It was quite a strange year, 2015.Good times were plenty, champagne was lean."Carp" muscled up, Piscotty came through,but the Cubs ate our lunch and the leftovers too.Tarasenko emerged and "Hitch" was retained,The Blues and the playoffs? Always the...
SUNDAY'S SCHEDULE (Holiday Basketball Tournaments)
SUNDAY'S SCHEDULEBOYS BASKETBALL82ND NORMANDY INVITATIONALFirst roundNormandy wins by forfeit over PatriotsConfluence 62, McKinley 41Metro 47, Sumner 35Farragut 60, Blue Knights 40Orchard Farm 62, Gateway 44Roosevelt 70, Normandy JV 18McCluer South-Berkeley...
Szwabo, Theresa Elizabeth (Nee Cova) at the Age of 77 Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday
Szwabo, Theresa Elizabeth (nee Cova) at the age of 77 fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Beloved wife for 41 years of Donald Joseph Szwabo; loving mother and mother-in-law of Marielena MeeYung Paulsen (Scott)...
Ten Bests (and 10 Worsts) in a Year of Too Much TV
This was the year we first heard the phrase "peak TV." But we had been living it for some time too many shows from too many sources to keep up with even a fraction.That's terrific news, of course. Having so many choices greatly increases the chance...
Terence Blanchard, Tim Berne among Jazz Highlights of the Year
In 2015, jazz fans had a bounty of options to choose from.PERFORMANCESTim Berne at the Stage at KDHX in May. It's still rare that an avant-garde jazz artist plays St. Louis, much less one of saxophonist Berne's stature. This concert presented by the...
The Answer Is Yess for Longhorns
KIRKWOOD * John Wright played the role of Ebenezer Scrooge to perfection on Christmas Eve.The Parkway West boys basketball coach called a practice for that morning in order to keep his unbeaten team sharp and ready to go for the upcoming Coaches Vs....
The Year in Theater: 'Fun Home' Wins, the Marcelle Opens
On stages big and small, St. Louis theater made its mark in 2015.Start with the biggest stage, Broadway. Fox Theatricals headed by Mike Isaacson of the Muny and Kristin Caskey, who runs the theater on Grand joined with Barbara Whitman of New York to...
Top 10 Stories: Volatility in the Air
It was quite a strange year, 2015. Good times were plenty, champagne was lean."Carp" muscled up, Piscotty came through, but the Cubs ate our lunch and the leftovers too.Tarasenko emerged and "Hitch" was retained, The Blues and the playoffs? Always the...
Top Business Stories of 2015 ... and Likely 2016
For many major St. Louis employers, 2015 was a year of dramatic change. Marquee names like Anheuser-Busch and Monsanto figured in international headlines about big merger deals. A few companies, including Panera and Build-A-Bear, revamped their business,...
Top Business Stories of 2015 ... and Likely 2016
For many major St. Louis employers, 2015 was a year of dramatic change. Marquee names like Anheuser-Busch and Monsanto figured in international headlines about big merger deals. A few companies, including Panera and Build-A-Bear, revamped their business,...
Top Rebel's Death in Syria Reshuffles Deck Ahead of Talks
BEIRUT * The assassination of a top Syrian rebel commander who led one of the most powerful groups battling President Bashar Assad's forces has dealt a significant setback to the opposition that could reshuffle the lineup of key players ahead of the...
Tornadoes Slam into Dallas Area; 4 Dead in Accidents
DALLAS * Tornadoes swept through the Dallas area Saturday evening, causing significant damage. At seven are dead from high winds. A blizzard was blanketing parts of New Mexico and western Texas with snow. The nation's freakish winter weather pattern...
Tornadoes Slam into Dallas Area; 4 Dead in Accidents
SAN ANTONIO * Tornadoes swept through the Dallas area after dark on Saturday evening, causing significant damage, while a blizzard was blanketing parts of New Mexico and western Texas with snow. The nation's freakish winter weather pattern sent wind...
Winless in Seattle: Rams Hope to End Decade-Long Losing Streak
The last time the Rams won in Seattle, they were in the playoffs. Just that statement alone tells you it was a long time ago.In fact, that 27-20 wild-card triumph on Jan. 8, 2005 marked the Rams' last playoff victory, in what was their last playoff season.Running...
Wire Enclosure May Keep Squirrels Away from Nut Seed
Q * I have some hickory nuts that I picked up from some neighbor's tree. How do I plant them?A * The easiest way to grow any nut tree from seed is to just cover it with an inch or two of cool, wet soil for winter, and let nature do the rest. Of course,...
Wire Enclosure May Keep Squirrels Away from Nut Seed
Q * I have some hickory nuts that I picked up from some neighbors tree. How do I plant them?A * The easiest way to grow any nut tree from seed is to just cover it with an inch or two of cool, wet soil for winter, and let nature do the rest. Of course,...
World Briefs
Coalition forces capture dam from Islamic StateA U.S.-backed coalition of rebels in Syria including Syrian Kurdish, Arab and Christian groups has captured a major dam on the Euphrates River in the north from the Islamic State group. The coalition,...
Year in Review: 2015 Local News Headlines
WELCOMING KALIThe St. Louis Zoo hadn't had a polar bear since 2009, when 23- year-old Hope was euthanized because of a liver tumor. It wanted a new polar bear, but didn't want to use the 90-year-old pit with the open pool and the landscape painted white...
Year in Review: 2015 Obituaries
JANUARYHugh Scott, 93 * Businessman, politician and civic leader, he served on the St. Louis County Council and St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners. Jan. 8.Bob Baudendistel, 81 * One of the original investors in the Fox Theatre renovation....
Year in Review: 2015 Obituaries
JANUARYHugh Scott, 93 * Businessman, politician and civic leader, he served on the St. Louis County Council and St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners. Jan. 8.Bob Baudendistel, 81 * One of the original investors in the Fox Theatre renovation....
Year in Review for Classical Music: SLSO Wins a Grammy and Hires a New President
It's been a rich full year in the St. Louis classical music scene. Here are some highlights from 2015.Story of the year: The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. For starters, the SLSO won its first Grammy Award since 1991, taking the prize for best orchestra...
Year in Visual Arts Includes George Caleb Bingham Exhibition, Arch Anniversary
Story of the year * The Arch turns 50. One of the best things to emerge from the 1960s, the Gateway Arch and its clean lines hit the half-century mark, and there was great rejoicing. The Arch is of course the world's greatest inverted weighted catenary...
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