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Articles from February 17, 2016

A Delicious Decade: The Food of 1910-1919
The last dinner on board the Titanic for first-class travelers before it sank on the morning of April 15, 1912, featured salmon with a mousseline sauce, filet mignon lili, lamb in a mint sauce, roast duckling with applesauce, sirloin of beef, roast squab...
Appointed Boards to Continue at St. Louis and Riverview Gardens School Districts
JEFFERSON CITY * The Missouri state school board voted Tuesday to keep St. Louis Public Schools under the leadership of an appointed board for at least three more years.The unanimous vote which had been expected means the Special Administrative Board,...
A Slice of White Bread Is the Trick to Healthier Oscars Food
Finger food can be tricky for the healthy eater. Tiny bites that explode with flavor often are loaded with empty calories and little nutrition. If I'm not paying attention at a party, I can easily inhale a day's worth of calories, just because, well,...
BenFred: Masterful Elliott Faces Demotion
You can see it coming.It's approaching at a high rate of speed, like the pucks the Dallas Stars fired at Brian Elliott during his career-high 15th consecutive start.The Blues' starting goalie for now made it look easy for almost all of the Blues' 2-1...
Bill Forcing State to Sell 4,200 Acres of Ozark Land Receives Initial Approval in Missouri House
JEFFERSON CITY * A bill that would require the state to sell 4,200 acres of Ozark land purchased using lead mining settlement money received first-round approval in the Missouri House on Tuesday.The state and federal governments have reached settlements...
Bluenotes: Edmundson's Physical Play Makes Up for Lack of Goals
At the 59-game mark for the Blues, effectively three-quarters of the way through the season, only one skater on the team has yet to score a goal: defenseman Joel Edmundson. That has not gone unnoticed in the Blues' dressing room."I get that every day,"...
Blues Beat Stars 2-1 in Overtime on Goal by Shattenkirk
The Blues' offense once again showed how fortunate they are to be playing with the Blues' defense.The Blues, the only team to shut out the Stars, the NHL's highest scoring team, this season, almost did it again on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center. Thanks...
Blues Subdue Stars
If the Blues' game against the Central Division-leading Dallas Stars on Tuesday night was the type of game for them to measure where the team stands, they got confirmation of what has been evident with this team for a while.The defense is great. The...
Build-A-Bear's 4Q Profit Rises, Beating Expectations
Updated with closing share priceShares of Build-A-Bear Workshop soared Tuesday after the toy chain reported better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter.The Overland-based retailer reported a net income of $20.1 million, or $1.21 a share, for...
Business Digest
Foresight sets new deadline * Foresight Energy and its bondholders have set a new deadline, Feb. 29, for the two sides to reach a deal on the company's debt.In December, a court ruling gave the St. Louis-based coal miner's lenders the right to demand...
Clayton Plan Commission Again Rejects Plan for Townhomes
CLAYTON * The resident voice won again on Tuesday as the Clayton Plan Commission voted to not recommend approval of a project of 25 town homes that's proposed for a neighborhood of single-family homes.A developer wants to build a cluster of town homes...
College Basketball Roundup: Texas Wins Big against West Virginia
Eric Davis Jr. scored 15 points and sparked a flurry of first- half 3-pointers for No. 24 Texas as the Longhorns held off a late rally to beat visiting No. 10 West Virginia 85-78 on Tuesday night.Davis made four 3-pointers in the first half and Texas...
Crews' Future at SLU Uncertain
The events that led Jim Crews to become the St. Louis University men's basketball coach were wildly unexpected, plucking him from the obscurity of retirement and placing him in a position of significance in quick order.He was an assistant and then suddenly...
Danforth Plant Science Center Expansion to Open in April
An additional 100 plant scientists will have a new home when the expansion wing of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center opens April 15.The new wing gives the Creve Coeur biotechnology facility space to grow beyond the 230 employees, 160 of whom are...
Developer Plans Boutique Hotel in Downtown St. Louis
A developer plans to redo the historic, longtime home of International Shoe Co. in downtown St. Louis as a 140-room boutique hotel.Fe Equus Development, of Milwaukee, bought the building at 1501 Washington Avenue on Feb. 12 and is beginning on the $47...
Double-Duty Lyons Has Made His Mark on Cards' Staff
JUPITER, Fla. * Tyler Lyons has been with the Cardinals for parts of the last three seasons. This year, the lefthander has his best shot at breaking with the big-league team for the first time rather than going to Memphis, where he is something of a...
Editorial: Big Budgets Prompt Loud Critics, but No One Talks about Entitlement Reform
President Barack Obama has submitted an eye-popping $4.1 trillion budget that addresses the troubled reality confronting Americans today: A crumbling infrastructure, an untrained and unprepared workforce, looming environmental catastrophe, a broken immigration system...
Editorial: Tobacco Tax-Hike Idea Designates Money for Kids, Not Abortions
A duplicitous effort is underway to mislead voters into thinking the Raise Your Hands for Kids campaign to boost the state sales tax on tobacco products would allow public funding for abortions.Linda Rallo is executive director of the group that is promoting a...
Family of Man Killed outside East St. Louis Nightclub Says Justice Has Been Elusive
EAST ST. LOUIS * All that remains on the barren property on South Eighth Street by a rusting railroad trestle are weedy piles of dirt and rubble and a plain, beige storage shed tagged with graffiti.Signs on this shed's facade say the property is under...
Girls Basketball Playoffs
ILLINOIS SECTIONALSCLASS 2A AT TRICOSemifinalBreese Central 54, Sesser-Valier 24Carterville 43, Mater Dei 38ChampionshipBreese Central vs. Carterville 7 p.m. Thursday.CLASS 2A AT BEARDSTOWNSemifinalHavana 57, Piasa Southwestern 44Camp Point Central 58,...
Hardin Calhoun's Size, Strength Overpower Lebanon
WHITE HALL * In Baalman Nation, one stood out from the others on Tuesday night.Hardin Calhoun senior forward Emma Baalman had 25 points and 14 rebounds, both game highs, to lead the Warriors to a 66-31 girls basketball win over Lebanon in the semifinal...
Heat Wave Sends People Flocking to Beaches in West
SAN DIEGO * John Larson sat on a Southern California beach, posting videos on Facebook of his sons jumping in the waves and bracing for the expletives from friends back in Buffalo, N.Y.It was 5 below zero when Larson and his sons left this weekend for...
Hochman: Help Me, I'm a Ballplayer and I Can't Stop Working
JUPITER, Fla. * Wednesday is report day for pitchers and catchers, except that the pitchers and catchers are already here, as are the shortstops and center fielders and most of the St. Louis Cardinals, who each spent their winter training for, well,...
IS Faces Budget Crunch, Cutting Perks and Trimming Salaries
BEIRUT * Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American dollars, and is now releasing detainees for a price of...
Knight, Dale Alan Passed Away after a Valiant Battle with Cancer 2/ 12/2016. He Was Born in Dubuque
Knight, Dale AlanPassed away after a valiant battle with cancer 2/ 12/2016. He was born in Dubuque, IA Sept. 14, 1926 to the late Delbert Dale and Jessie Kerr Knight. He was a loving husband to the late Nancy Frobase Knight for 41 years, and to Susan...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Slain woman identified * Police said Tuesday that Danesha Barnes, 33, was the woman shot to death in a vehicle Monday. Barnes was found slumped over the steering wheel about 1 a.m. Monday in the 3700 block of St. Louis Avenue, near Prairie...
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17
GOP could use its leverage to negotiate for a centrist judgeWhile the 2016 presidential candidates have by now expressed their condolences to the late Justice Antonin Scalia's family, it's safe to assume that candidates on both sides of the race are champing...
Local Digest
JEFFERSON COUNTY > Associate judge promoted * Associate Judge Patricia A. Riehl was named to a full circuit judgeship Tuesday by Gov. Jay Nixon. Riehl, of Fenton, will serve the 23rd Judicial Circuit, which includes Jefferson County. She fills the vacancy...
Many Parties Share Responsibility for PCB Pollution
We take all litigation seriously. But news surrounding Seattle's lawsuit against Monsanto and support of that litigation by the Seattle Times' editorial board and reprinted in this paper needs reconsideration, as well as some additional facts ("Hold...
Mastering the Easy Art of Cooking Dried Beans from Scratch
Until I went off to college and became a vegetarian out of financial necessity, beans really weren't a part of my life.But once I found myself pinching pennies while sharing a house with three other women, beans became a great and affordable source of...
McCaskill, St. Louis County Take Aim at Absence of Prescription Data Base
CLAYTON * U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri aligned Tuesday with St. Louis County in taking aim at the only state in the union without a comprehensive database to track the distribution of the physician-prescribed opioids that experts say are the...
Messenger: One Doctor Outflanks Another as St. Louis County Tackles Opioid, Heroin Abuse
Sam Page knows that Rob Schaaf doesn't choose his battles lightly.The two men served in the House together in the Missouri Capitol.Schaaf is now a Republican state senator from St. Joseph. For several years he's been the primary obstacle standing in...
Mizzou Hangs on, Nets Second Straight Win
COLUMBIA, MO. * He's doing a fine job as South Carolina's basketball coach, but if Frank Martin wants to moonlight for extra work, Missouri's Kim Anderson might want to hire him as a personal campaign manager.After Anderson's Tigers outplayed his Gamecocks...
MLB Notes: Marmol Has Deal with Red Sox
Marmol has deal with Red SoxFormer All-Star reliever Carlos Marmol has agreed to a minor- league contract with the Boston Red Sox and will attend big league spring training as a nonroster invitee.The 33-year-old righthander is 23-35 with 117 saves and...
More Spec Buildings Underway at Gateway Commerce
TriStar Properties is building again at Gateway Commerce Center, where work is underway on two distribution centers with more than 1 million square feet.Both buildings will be built on spec, meaning that TriStar has yet to obtain tenants. Teamed with...
Nation Briefs
White House opposes embassy site renamingThe White House said Tuesday that the president would veto legislation to rename the area in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after a prominent Chinese political prisoner.State Department spokesman Mark...
NBA Notes: Miami's Bosh Sidelined with Blood Clot
Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.Bosh began the medication regimen in recent days after the clot was diagnosed...
NFL Notes: Goodell Paid More Than $34 Million
Despite his troubles during the 2014 season, Goodell was paid more than $34 millionNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league's tax filing released Tuesday.That total is actually down a bit from 2013...
NHL Roundup: Capitals Rally to Knock off Kings
Evgeny Kuznetsov's tie-breaking goal with 122 seconds remaining off an assist from ex-Kings player Justin Williams, a score that withstood a coach's challenge for goalie interference, lifted the NHL-leading Washington Capitals to a 3-1 comeback victory...
Obama: Will Name Indisputably Qualified Nominee for Court
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. * President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he would nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court who is "indisputably" qualified. He called on the staunch Republican opposition in the Senate to rise above "venom...
Overflow Crowd Turns out to Challenge Hazelwood School Cuts
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Kelson Parker plays the trumpet this year at Russell Elementary, but it's unclear whether she'll be able to continue playing after planned budget cuts in the Hazelwood School District."I'm really sad," said Kelson, a fourth-grader.Hundreds...
People
Lester Holt's son joins NBC news * Stefan Holt, the son of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt, will soon be able to share a ride to the office with his father.The younger Holt has been hired by NBC's New York station, WNBC, to anchor its new 4 p.m....
Porcelain Cookware on the Grill? It Works Deliciously Well
Recently, I went to France to test drive some porcelain cookware. I wanted to see how it handled my favorite cooking method grilling!For inspiration, I headed to the famed indoor food market, Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse. The meat was displayed like...
Randa Makes Shot of a Lifetime for Red Devils
CREVE COEUR * On a night that featured a wicked reverse dunk, an off the backboard alley-oop, at least one pair of severely broken ankles and a Duke-bound superstar flying high on the break, the loudest ovation came Tuesday for a fadeaway jump shot with...
Serial Burglary Suspect Charged in More Break-Ins in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * A suspected serial prowler arrested while stranded on the roof of a home in the South Hampton neighborhood in December was charged Tuesday in several break-ins last year.Levelle C. Rose, 46, of the 4100 block of Minnesota Avenue in St. Louis,...
Sigman, Paul Anthony Paul Passed Away February 14
Sigman, Paul AnthonyPaul passed away February 14, 2016 at the age of 84 surrounded at home with the love of his family. Beloved husband of Joann Sigman (nee Kelly); dear father of the late Kelly Patrice, Debbie (Walter) Lehmann, Stephen (Christine),...
Social-Agency Leaders, with Nod of Two Police Officials, Urge Illinois to Adopt a Budget That Restores Services
ALTON * Two police officials joined directors of Metro East social-service agencies Tuesday in urging Illinois leaders to approve a state budget sufficient to meet their clients' needs.Speakers aimed most of their comments at Gov. Bruce Rauner and repeatedly...
Special Request: Steak Mudega Is Top Seller at Favazza's
Q * Favazza's On the Hill serves a steak mudega I would like to know how to make. Lee VitelloA * Fun fact. The first Favazza's restaurant was downtown, way back in the 1950s. The Favazza's whose garlic bread is so famous that one kitchen employee slathers...
Sports Digest: Serena Williams Withdraws from Another Event
Serena Williams withdraws from another eventSerena Williams has withdrawn from her second consecutive tournament, announcing Tuesday that she will miss next week's Qatar Open because of the flu.The No. 1-ranked Williams pulled out of this week's Dubai...
St. Louis Courts Announce Streamlined Approach to More Types of Gun Crimes
ST. LOUIS * The St. Louis Circuit Court has formed a broader system of managing certain gun crimes, streamlining cases through three dedicated judges, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce announced Tuesday.The system went into effect on Monday....
Suit Alleges Visiting Teen Sexually Assaulted at College in Canton, Mo
ST. LOUIS * A recent lawsuit filed in federal court claims that a small school in northeastern Missouri failed to adequately protect a female athlete, 16, visiting from the St. Louis area, from being sexually assaulted in a fraternity house.The Feb....
The Melting Pot Is More Than a Fondue Place
It was Friday night, date night, and we were going out to dinner. My wife suggested that we go to a restaurant that isn't ethnic.I know what she meant. Our last several meals out had been to places that were conspicuously ethnic Middle Eastern, Vietnamese, Turkish...
Tigers Dismiss Clark for Academic Reasons
COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri junior guard Wes Clark, the team's most experienced backcourt player, was dismissed from the program for not fulfilling academic responsibilities, the team announced Tuesday before the Tigers tipped against South Carolina at...
Tomatillo Salsa Offers a Fresh Approach to Poaching Salmon
The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs. It's a notably lean way to roll because there's no fat involved. And the finished product is reliably tender...
Transform Lean Cauliflower into a World of Rich, Easy Dishes
Truth be told, I was prepared to hate most efforts to transform cauliflower into something it wasn't. What's wrong with straight-up seasoned and roasted cauliflower? Why do we need to turn it into steaks and cutlets, mash and pizza crusts?Then I started...
Wednesday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING4 p.m. Sprint Cup: Daytona 500, practice, FS15 p.m. Sprint Cup: Daytona 500, practice, FS1BASKETBALL5 p.m. College: Dayton at Saint Joseph's, CBSSN5:30 p.m. College: Iowa at Penn State, BTN6 p.m. College: St. Louis U. at George Mason, WXOS...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1957FIRE KILLS DOZENSThe Katie Jane Memorial Home for the Aged in Warrenton burns, killing 72 people one of the worst nursing home fires in U.S. history.EVENTSINDOOR FARMERS MARKETWhen * 9 a.m.-noon Saturday Where * St. Stephen's Episcopal...
Wine Finds: Pinot Gris from California, Oregon
Oregon winemakers are most famous for their world-class pinot noir, but they are also known for their rich and concentrated pinot gris. Although this is the same grape varietal used in light Italian pinot grigio wines, many Oregon winemakers make their...
World Briefs
Obama, SE Asians seek resolution to maritime disputesPresident Barack Obama and the leaders of Southeast Asia called Tuesday for peaceful resolution of the region's maritime disputes as they concluded a summit in California.Obama told a news conference...
Young Girl Known to Thousands as "Little Janet" Dies at 7
Janet Kathryn Pruneau, a medical pioneer who paid for her treatments with hugs, died of cancer on Saturday (Feb. 13, 2016). She was 7.Before she died, Janet asked that her vast network of family and friends "remember the love," her mother, Laura Pruneau,...
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