St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 13, 2016

A Bad Case of Kroenke
I still remember the worst case of kroenke I ever had.It was March 1985. I was living in Richmond, Va. On this particular night, I went to an advanced screening of the movie "Mask," the heartwarming true story of a boy (Eric Stoltz) with a rare, deforming...
Alton Boy, 11, Killed in Drive-By Shooting Loved Basketball, Dancing
ALTON * Sonya Dixon's teenage son rushed into their apartment Monday evening to tell her his younger brother, Romell, fell and was knocked out while ducking gunfire outside.Dixon's son told her someone carried Romell L. Jones, 11, into the recreation...
Arizona Loses Linebacker Okafor
TEMPE, Ariz. * The Arizona Cardinals have lost two defensive starters outside linebacker Alex Okafor and defensive tackle Cory Redding for the playoffs.Redding's loss was not a surprise; Okafor's was.On Tuesday, the team placed Okafor on the non-football...
Arkansas Hands Tigers Their Worst Defeat at Mizzou Arena
COLUMBIA, Mo. * So much for that Mizzou momentum.Hoping to win consecutive conference games for the first time in two years, the Tigers ran into a brick wall Tuesday at Mizzou Arena. For the crowd of 6,627 in what's supposed to be Mizzou's Southeastern...
Banged-Up Blues Beat Devils 5-2
On the day the Blues moved into sole possession of winter on the St. Louis professional sports scene, they provided a ray of hope on an otherwise dismal night for local sports.And they did it by coming face-to-face with their biggest nemesis: a lead...
BenFred: We'll Miss the Rams but Certainly Won't Miss Their Owner
St. Louis lost the battle to keep its losing football team from moving to Los Angeles on Tuesday. The loss of its loser of an owner should help ease the sting.This city really will miss its mediocre Rams.Stan Kroenke, not so much."I'm going to attempt...
Business Digest
Missouri bans insurance 'optimization' * Insurance companies in Missouri can't raise a consumer's premiums just because they think the person will pay it, the Missouri Department of Insurance announced.The state regulator sent a notice telling insurance...
College Basketball: West Virginia Beats No. 1 KU
Jaysean Paige scored 26 points, Devin Williams had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 West Virginia beat top-rated Kansas 74-63 on Tuesday night.Host West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) is off to its best start since 1982, when it was 24-1."Just a team...
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Exults in Rams Relocation
HOUSTON * An ebullient Jerry Jones, one of the leading backers of Stan Kroenke's now-approved relocation to Los Angeles, gushed Tuesday night over the prospect of the Rams' playing in a $2 billion- plus stadium in Inglewood."Stan is a tremendous asset...
Did Obama's State of Union Have the Right Tone to Open His Final Year in Office?
WASHINGTON * President Barack Obama's "morning in America" theme in his State of the Union message Tuesday struck fellow Democrats as the right tone for a nation another year removed from the Great Recession.Republicans saw it as yet another example...
Digest: Baseball Pioneer, Hall of Famer Irvin Dies at 96
Baseball Hall of Famer and pioneer Irvin diesHall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by Major League Baseball's exclusion of black players, died Monday night of natural...
Editorial: America's Biggest Challenge Is Overcoming Its Disunity
President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday night marked a departure from the laundry list of achievements and legislative goals we've heard in past speeches. This time, he focused on the future's big picture. The speech marked...
Edwards, William D. Sr. "Bill" Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church
Edwards, William D. Sr. "Bill"fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died peacefully on Mon. Jan. 11, 2016, at age 91. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Charlotte M. Edwards, (nee O'Mara), survived by his former wife of 15 years and...
Ferguson Commission and St. Louis Public Schools Share Common Reform Goals
ST. LOUIS * In the months after Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson police officer there were immediate calls for change many of them centered around how police and government interact with the public.Legislative bills called for municipal...
Food of a New Century: 1900-1909
Imagine the exciting world of 1900.Dresses were more daring, and by 1910 hemlines would rise almost all the way to the ankle. William McKinley was re-elected president, though he would not be destined to serve long. The Wright Brothers conquered the...
Goodbye, St. Louis Rams; Owners Approve Move to Los Angeles
HOUSTON * National Football League owners on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to strip the Rams from St. Louis and send the team to owner Stan Kroenke's proposed $2 billion stadium in Los Angeles County.The owners also agreed, after more than 10 hours of...
Gross, Lloyd Winslow of St. Charles
Gross, Lloyd Winslowof St. Charles, MO, passed away on January 11, 2016, at the age of 86. He was born on January 15, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Alvin and Agnes Gross. Lloyd grew up in Chicago and attended the University of IllinoisChicago where he...
Heupel's $700,000 Most Ever for MU Assistant
COLUMBIA, Mo. * New Missouri offensive coordinator Josh Heupel will be the highest paid assistant coach in team history, making $700,000. Mizzou has not released Heupel's finalized contract, but the university's custodian of records provided his salary...
Hochman: Feckless Thugs of NFL Leave Us with Just Memories
You'll forever remember that body-freezing feeling of bliss when St. Louis won the Super Bowl, when Rams linebacker Mike Jones corralled the player on the 1-yard line, and it hit you, all at once: it's over, time has run out, it's irreversible.That feeling...
Immigrant Raids Divide Obama from Democrats and Clinton
WASHINGTON * Federal immigration raids have wrenched open new divides between President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies, including the woman who hopes to replace him, Hillary Clinton.On Tuesday, with the president due to arrive on Capitol Hill within...
In GOP Response to Obama, SC Governor Defends Immigrants
WASHINGTON * Americans should resist "the siren call of the angriest voices" in how they treat immigrants, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said as the GOP used its response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to try softening the tough...
Law & Order
VELDA CITY > House fire kills one * One person was killed in a house fire Tuesday afternoon in the 7100 block of Woodrow Avenue in Velda City, relatives of the victim said.George Warren, 59, was identified as the man who died. Relatives at the scene...
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 13
Remarkable prisoner succeeded despite injusticeJon Marc Taylor was a remarkable man. He accomplished more than most people from a prison cell than most people have in the "free world." He received a bachelor's and master's degrees from Ball State University...
Local Digest
TOWN AND COUNTRY > City sets levels for excessive noise * Town and Country has set decibel levels at which noise citations can be issued.An ordinance approved Monday prohibits continuous noise in excess of 55 decibels from 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and in...
Ludwig, Frances Marie "Fran" (Nee Fletcher) Born 9/26/23 - Asleep in Jesus 1/10/16
Ludwig, Frances Marie "Fran" (nee Fletcher) Born 9/26/23 Asleep in Jesus 1/10/16, age 92. Married to her loving husband, the late Lawrence "Larry" Henry Ludwig for more than 60 years. Frances was the loving mother of 3 sons, Dennis (Paulette), Gary (Barbara)...
Messenger: Historian Highlights Racial Divide That Haunts St. Louis
St. Louis County Library director Kristen Sorth thinks the book "Mapping Decline" is so important to understanding the region's history that she asked all of her top staff members to read it.Written by University of Iowa historian Colin Gordon in 2008,...
MidAmerica Adds Flights to Destin, Fla.; One-Way Tickets as Low as $39 (Print Version)
MASCOUTAH * MidAmerica Airport is set to begin flights to Destin/ Fort Walton Beach, Fla., in June.It marks the fifth destination offered by the airport through Allegiant Air, the only airline that serves the airport in St. Clair County.Las Vegas-based...
Nation Briefs
Man fatally shoots son, 14, mistaken for intruderA man who believed he was confronting an intruder in the basement of his home in Cincinnati on Tuesday morning instead fatally shot his son, 14. Police said the teen had headed to the bus stop but apparently...
NFL Notebook: KC's Maclin Could Play Even If He Doesn't Practice
Maclin could play even if he is unable to practiceKansas City coach Andy Reid said Tuesday that standout receiver Jeremy Maclin has a "mild" high ankle sprain and was among six key Chiefs who didn't practice Tuesday. Reid was then asked if Maclin conceivably...
NHL Roundup: Quenneville Nets Milestone Victory
Andrew Shaw scored twice and Brent Seabrook added a goal to help the Chicago Blackhawks open a 3-0 lead Tuesday before they held on for a 3-2 win over visiting Nashville, giving coach Joel Quenneville a milestone victory.Quenneville, who received a three-year...
Obama to Look beyond His Tenure in Final State of the Union
WASHINGTON * Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow election-year fear and division...
Oil Keeps Falling. and Falling. How Low Can It Go?
DALLAS * The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?Even after trending down for a year and a half, U.S. crude has fallen an additional 17 percent since the start of the year and is now probing depths not...
Paraquad Begins Major Expansion, Focusing on Fitness for the Disabled
Less than a year after Jim Indelicato retired from the Air National Guard, he had a brain stem stroke. Doctors told the man who had run 32 marathons that he would never eat solid food again, and it was doubtful he would be able to get around without...
Pentagon: 2 US Navy Boats Held by Iran but Will Be Returned
WASHINGTON * Iran was holding on Tuesday 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters with mechanical problems. Iran accused the sailors of trespassing, but American officials said Tehran had assured them that the crew...
Political Digest
Black women may be decisive voters in '16In 2008 and 2012, black women voted at a higher rate than any other group. Four years ago, 74 percent of eligible black women went to the polls and 96 percent voted for President Barack Obama.Some pollsters and...
Political Fix
From our online report on politics and government. STLtoday.com/ politicalfixStadium vote backed * Missouri lawmakers moved Tuesday to give voters a chance to weigh in on whether a new football stadium is built on the north side of downtown St. Louis.On...
Proposed Changes to Gravois Include Lane Reductions, Signal Upgrades
Changes proposed for Gravois Avenue include reducing some lanes for vehicles while adding lanes for bikes, as well as upgrading lighting and signals.A Missouri Department of Transportation plan would reduce the roughly 1.5-mile stretch of Gravois between...
Rainey Sparks Lancers Past Maroons in OT
BELLEVILLE * Leading nearly all of regulation, Belleville East nearly threw it away late Tuesday.But a furious rally led by freshman Kayla Rainey helped the Lancers win 73-70 in overtime in a Southwestern Conference girls basketball game at Belleville...
Rosenthal, Three Others File for Arbitration
Righthander Trevor Rosenthal set the Cardinals' save record last season with 48 after piling up 45 saves in his first full season as their closer in 2014. Now, as an arbitration-eligible player for the first time, he will get paid for it.Rosenthal made...
Saban Adapts, Keeps on Winning Titles
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. * Nick Saban is a creature of habit, waking at dawn like usual the morning after corralling his latest national championship.That love of routine hasn't kept the Alabama coach from adapting and evolving with the game, from the trend...
SEIU Prepares for Contract Negotiations with SSM, Calls for $15 an Hour Minimum Wage
The Service Employees International Union plans to seek a wage increase as the labor union prepares for its first contract negotiations with St. Louis University Hospital's new owner, SSM Health.A handful of SEIU members petitioned outside St. Louis...
SLU Tries to End A-10 Road Woes
St. Louis University broke out a few Wilson basketballs for practice this week to get a feel for Wednesday night's game at Duquesne.Stuck in a 10-game road losing streak in the Atlantic 10, the Billikens are working every angle as they attempt to generate...
Special Request: Readers Love Fountain on Locust Soups
Q * I'm interested in a recipe from The Fountain on Locust, the cream of spinach soup served over bowtie pasta. Regina WindelsA * Robust and flavorful, the vegetarian Cream of Spinach at the Fountain on Locust satisfies in many ways. Carrots, celery...
Stastny Back on the Ice, but He's Not Ready to Play Yet
Paul Stastny was back on the ice with the Blues on Tuesday morning, but his head still hurt too much for him to be on the ice Tuesday night. He hopes that by Thursday, that will change."Every day's gotten a little better," he said after taking part in...
State Board of Education Sets Goals for Riverview Gardens Schools
The Riverview Gardens School District was handed a road map Tuesday for how it could receive the state's seal of approval in June and end a three-year migration of students from its schools. The Missouri Board of Education met in Jefferson City with Superintendent...
Steelers Hopeful about Big Ben
PITTSBURGH * Maybe Ben Roethlisberger should consider throwing with his left hand.The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said on his radio show Tuesday he's dealing with torn ligaments and a sprain in his right shoulder, though coach Mike Tomlin stressed...
Stuckey, Helen Mary (Nee Hervatin)
Stuckey, Helen Mary (nee Hervatin), born November 7, 1923 and departed January 11, 2016. Born in Roc, Croatia Helen arrived at Ellis Island in 1929 with her mother and siblings, journeying to St. Louis where her father had settled in 1923. Helen was...
Suicide Bomber Kills 10, Wounds 15 in Istanbul Tourist Area
IsTANBUL * A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul's historic district on Tuesday, killing 10 foreigners most of them German tourists and wounding 15 other people in the latest in a string of attacks by the Islamic extremists targeting Westerners.The...
The Nine Boroughs of a Greater St. Louis
We have all heard that there is too much fragmentation in St. Louis. Duplication, waste and inefficiency abound, and there is no way to bring about change because the kings and kingdoms are firmly entrenched.With worldwide focus on Ferguson, and municipal...
Timberland Gets Right in Second Half, Tops Zumwalt West
O'FALLON, Mo. * Kyle DeWeese can just shake his head. The Timberland boys basketball coach, DeWeese is befuddled as to why over the last few games his team has treated the basketball like a hot potato in the first half and a precious gem in the second...
Truex, Doris (Ward) 90
Truex, Doris (Ward) 90, joined her beloved husband on Saturday January 9, 2016 near Overland Park, KS. She was the wife of John F. Truex for 67 years, the mother of two sons and one daughter. Doris was an accomplished watercolor artist and a longtime...
What's Cooking: Self-Taught Cook Likes a Good Bargain
When Kimberly Harvey moved out of her parents' house into her first apartment, she realized she knew how to cook only spaghetti, chicken and Hamburger Helper meals for herself and her young daughter."One day, my daughter said, 'Mommy, please. I don't...
Wine Finds: The Red Blend Trend
Red wine blends continue to be the one of the fastest-growing wine categories in the United States, according to the Nielsen Co. A November 2015 Nielsen report said these blends are like "the craft beer of the wine category. They're hip, different and...
World Briefs
U.S. inspectors join Mexicans to check trucks headed northU.S. authorities began working Tuesday on Mexican soil for the first time to inspect trucks bound from Tijuana to the United States as part of a new enforcement program intended to reduce congestion and...
Zonia, Dhimitri (James) at Peace
Zonia, Dhimitri (James)At peace, in the hope of Christ's resurrection, Dhimitri (James) Zonia passed from this life on Monday January 11, 2016.Born in St. Louis to Ligori and Polyxena (Ruco) Zonia, he is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Catherine...
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