St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 8, 2016

4th Patient Infected during Mold Outbreak at Hospital Dies
PITTSBURGH * A fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a hospital in western Pennsylvania has died, officials said Sunday.The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center confirmed the death of Che DuVall, 70,...
After Rubio Stumbles, Rivals See Opening in New Hampshire
BEDFORD, N.H. * Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire,...
Blues Look to Build on Four-Goal Game
It is a basic principle of geometry that it takes two points to make a line. In that same vein, it definitely takes more than one game to constitute a trend.So the fact that the Blues scored four goals Saturday night basically a week's worth of goals...
Car That Crashed in Kirkwood Is Believed to Have Hit Rock Hill Officer Moments Earlier
KIRKWOOD * A car that crashed into a utility pole late Sunday morning was believed to have been fleeing after striking a Rock Hill police officer about a mile away, officials said.Officer Steve Sperber was stable at a hospital, suffering from a head...
Christie, Others Hit Final Stretch in New Hampshire
HAMPTON, N.H. * On Tuesday, New Hampshire voters go to the polls. But on Sunday, Hillary Clinton was already in Michigan. And other candidates, even Jeb Bush, say their campaigns will go on no matter how they do on Tuesday. Donald Trump says he doesn't...
College Basketball Roundup: No. 12 Southern Methodist Wins Big
There were a lot of things Larry Brown could appreciate about the way his Southern Methodist team played against South Florida on Sunday especially the way the 12th-ranked Mustangs shared the ball in rebounding from their second loss of the season with...
Denver Defense Stands Tall in Super Bowl Victory
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. * The league MVP was rendered harmless. The player chosen just behind him in the 2011 draft was the best player on the field Sunday.All hail quarterback Peyton Manning, who earned his second Super Bowl victory at age 39. He's the...
Discovery of Video Clouds 1997 St. Louis Murder Conviction
ST. LOUIS * The prosecutor in the 1997 murder trial of Leron Hornaday quipped to the jury that prosecutors wish every crime would occur in front of a busload of nuns multiple, credible eyewitnesses.It was meant to acknowledge the limitation of his only eyewitness.To...
Editorial: Missouri Lawmakers' Modest Proposal Would Treat the Poor as Asphalt
The Missouri Legislature is considering taking money it saved by slashing programs for the poor, especially poor children, and devoting it to highways. As if borrowing from Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal,"they seem to be asking: Why not actually...
Editorial: Shame and Joy Behind 149 Exonerations
The National Registry of Exonerations reported last week that 2015 was a banner year for clearing prisoners wrongfully convicted of major crimes, including homicide and rape. Last year, 149 prisoners across the country were excused. Good news for them,...
Education Digest
ILLINOIS SCHOOLS > School funding will be topic for legislative panel * Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discuss changes to how Illinois funds its schools.Madigan says the bipartisan Education Funding Task Force...
Girls Swimming & Diving; Conference Schedules
GAC SOUTHAt St. Peters Rec-PlexSchedule * Swimming prelims, 4:30 p.m. Monday; diving, 4 p.m. Wednesday; swimming finals, 4 p.m. ThursdayTeams * Fort Zumwalt West, Francis Howell, Francis Howell North, Francis Howell Central, Holt, TimberlandSUBURBAN...
Golf Roundup
Playoff gives Toledo Allianz ChampionshipEsteban Toledo continued his playoff success Sunday, beating Billy Andrade on the third extra hole to win the Allianz Championship on a cold, windy day at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, Fla.Toledo made a 4-foot...
Hochman: Mizzou's Cross Has Ultimate Credibility
He would become Mizzou's career leading tackler, a husband and father and, ultimately, Mizzou's defensive coordinator. But here was DeMontie Cross, 20 and dying."What I remember is laying down on the ground on someone saying, 'Hey, he's bleeding bad!'"...
In Jennings, Many Are Concerned about Superintendent's Departure
JENNINGS * Schools in Jennings were close to failure when Tiffany Anderson arrived in her white tennis shoes in 2012 and restored this community's faith in the potential of its schools and children.So it didn't come as a surprise to Anderson when two...
Jazz Musician Gregory Porter Connects with Crowd at Touhill Show
There's a saying about someone who commands the attention of an audience: They took the stage like they owned it.Saturday evening, singer-songwriter Gregory Porter owned the stage at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, earning the rapt attention of more...
Law & Order
RAYTOWN, Mo. > Child dies in KC-area fire * One child was killed and an adult and a toddler were injured in an apartment fire Sunday morning in the Kansas City area.Fire officials said the child who died in the blaze at the Raytown apartment building...
Matsuyama Wins Phoenix Open in Playoff
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. * Rickie Fowler hit two balls into the water on the par-4 17th hole to give Hideki Matsuyama an unexpected playoff victory Sunday in the Phoenix Open.Overcome by emotion thinking about his family, Fowler broke down in tears in the media...
Messenger: Two Steps Back Needed before St. Louis Takes MLS Plunge
For all of his success, the governor of my youth is known nationally for a nickname with a negative connotation.Governor Gloom.Dick Lamm was a three-term Colorado governor who oversaw a great period of prosperity and growth in the state. He's a brilliant public...
Miller Keys Dominant Denver Defense, Wins MVP Honor
SANTA CLARA, Calif. * Back in the locker room after winning the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller danced and sang along to "Big Rings" by Drake and Future: "Cause I got a really big team! And they need some really...
Missouri, Illinois March Primaries Will Be in a Decisive Season
WASHINGTON * March is the decisive month in the 2016 presidential primaries, and Missouri and Illinois are smack in the middle of it.With New Hampshire's Tuesday primary looming and South Carolina and Nevada showdowns coming later this month, February...
Mizzou's Ealy Shines in Carolina's Loss
SANTA CLARA, Calif. * Kony Ealy wrapped his arms around Peyton Manning's right leg to pull down the Denver quarterback.He tugged Manning by the back of his jersey to put him on the turf another time, and he came from behind to shake up the Broncos' offense,...
Nation Briefs
Snowstorm barrels toward NortheastSoutheastern Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that's heading for the east coast. The National Weather Service issued on Sunday a blizzard warning for the region, including Cape Cod and the islands, saying...
NBA Roundup: Magic Beat Hawks on Shot at Buzzer
Nik Vucevic hit an 18-footer at the buzzer and the host Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-94 on Sunday.Elfrid Payton, who set up Vucevic's winning shot with an inbounds pass, scored or assisted on the Magic's final six baskets as they won for only...
NHL Roundup: Canadiens Edge Carolina
Sven Andrighetto was the only player to score in a five-round shootout, leading the Montreal Canadiens past the visiting Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.Ben Scrivens stopped all five Carolina shooters, including Eric Staal on the final attempt,...
People
Inarritu wins top Directors Guild award for 'Revenant'Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu has won the top feature film directing award from the Directors Guild of America for his work on "The Revenant."Innaritu won the same award last year for this direction...
Rescuers in Taiwan Pull out Survivors from Quake Rubble
TAINAN, Taiwan * As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed...
SLU Loses Heartbreaker to St. Bonaventure
OLEAN, N.Y. * The frustration showing on players' faces, the St. Louis University men's basketball team walked slowly back to its bench as overjoyed St. Bonaventure students poured onto the court.Some Billikens hung their heads. Others just shook theirs.SLU...
Soulard Mardi Gras Crowd Larger Than Last Year; Police Arrest 60
ST. LOUIS * Sunny skies and temperatures that approached 60 degrees drew a larger crowd than last year to Soulard's annual Mardi Gras parade on Saturday, according to event organizers.While there's no official crowd estimate, Mack Bradley, a spokesman...
Sports Digest: Missouri Clinches Conference Wrestling Title
Missouri wrestlers clinch regular-season crownWith a 26-14 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday in DeKalb, Ill., the Missouri wrestling squad improved 12-1 overall and 8-0 in league action, wrapping up back-to-back Mid-American Conference regular-season...
St. Louis Bar Stays NFL Free Even on Super Bowl Sunday after Rams Departure
Feel free to ask a bartender at the Tick Tock Tavern to switch the channel to the Blues or Cardinals when they're playing, but don't expect to catch any more football in the Tower Grove East establishment.It won't be showing National Football League...
Super Bowl 50 - Year by Year
Feb. 7, 2016Denver 24, Carolina 10Feb. 1, 2015New England 28, Seattle 24Feb. 2, 2014Seattle 43, Denver 8Feb. 3, 2013Baltimore 34, San Francisco 31Feb. 5, 2012NY Giants 21, New England 17Feb. 6, 2011Green Bay 31, Pittsburgh 25Feb. 7, 2010New Orleans 31,...
Super Bowl Notes: Dejected Newton Says Little
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. * To no one's surprise, no one was more disappointed with Carolina's 24-10 defeat in Super Bowl 50 than quarterback Cam Newton.Newton's trademark charisma was nowhere to be found in the aftermath of a wrenching defeat in which he...
UN Condemns NKorea Launch, Pledges Significant New Sanctions
SEOUL, South Korea * The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned on Sunday North Korea's launching of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation."...
Votes by St. Louis-Area Members of Congress on Obamacare Repeal, Other Issues
How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of Feb. 1-5. The votes and descriptions are compiled by Voterama in Congress, a legislative tracking organization.HOUSEUpholding of Health-Law Veto * The House on Feb. 2 failed, 241- 186, to reach...
World for Mon. 160208
Second Briton ID'd as Islamic State killerA member of a British cohort within the Islamic State that oversaw the brutal detention and beheading of Western hostages in Syria has been identified as Alexanda Kotey, a 32-year-old convert to Islam who grew...
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