St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 2, 2016

2 Robbers Sentenced to 60 Years in Deadly Shootout at Popular St. Louis Police Hangout
ST. LOUIS * Two men who stormed into a St. Louis bar in 2014 and triggered a deadly shootout were sentenced Tuesday morning to 60 years in prison.St. Louis Circuit Judge Elizabeth Hogan followed terms of a plea agreement by sentencing Derreaun Davis,...
2 Spacemen Back Home after Year Aloft: 'We Did It!'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. * Astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth on Wednesday after an unprecedented year in space for NASA, landing in barren Kazakhstan with a Russian cosmonaut who shared his whole space station journey.Their Soyuz capsule parachuted...
American Reform Rabbis Warn of Alienation from Israel
JERUSALEM * A recent gathering of American Reform rabbis in Jerusalem was meant to celebrate the small gains the liberal Jewish movement has made in Israel in recent years. But a series of comments by Israeli officials denigrating the group marred the event,...
Another Proposal That Marginalizes Women
Living in a household full of males has its moments. I find myself watching sports more often than I would choose, and I eat a lot of steak ... so much steak. Emotional bonding consists of sitting side by side watching sports, talking about sports, and occasionally...
Automakers Post Healthy February U.S. Sales Gains
DETROIT * Automakers posted big U.S. sales gains last month as consumers giddy from Super Bowl ads returned to showrooms after a snowy January.Sales rose 7 percent over last February to 1.3 million vehicles, according to Autodata Corp. Automakers reported...
Baseball Notebook: Chapman Accepts 30-Game Suspension from MLB
Chapman accepts suspensionNew York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman agreed to accept a 30- game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, a penalty stemming from an incident with his girlfriend in October.Under the discipline announced...
BenFred: MVC Tourney a Tonic for Downtrodden Local College Basketball Fans
Like an unusually warm late winter afternoon prompts the premature opening of windows throughout the city, the start of March has a way of breathing new life into college basketball fans.This year, we need more than sunshine and a nice breeze. A defibrillator...
Bergeron's Late Goal Gives Boston Win
Patrice Bergeron scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:24 left in the third period and the host Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Tuesday night.Landon Ferraro also scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 24 of 25 shots as the Bruins won for the...
Big Rally Falls Short as Mizzou Suffers 20th Loss of Season
BATON ROUGE, La. * Ben Simmons led Louisiana State's fast break down the court after a missed Mizzou 3-point attempt. Freshman Brandon Sampson, averaging just 4.1 points per game, raced ahead and anticipated his teammate's actions.Simmons underhanded...
Billy Busch Delivers Grant's Farm Business Plan; Zoo Shows Interest in Leasing Land
ST. LOUIS * Beer heir Billy Busch has delivered an inch-thick Grant's Farm business plan to his brothers and sisters, arguing that, by boosting concessions, corporate sponsorship and big events at his family's wildlife park, he can produce enough new...
Blues Win Long Shootout after Losing Big Lead
OTTAWA * Vladimir Tarasenko's 30th goal of the season gave the Blues a three-goal lead midway through Tuesday's game in Ottawa.The Blues appeared to cruising to a win that would put them in three-way tie for first place in the Central Division.But there...
Business Digest
A-B InBev to sell Chinese stake * Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, announced late Tuesday that the Belgian company has reached an agreement to sell SABMiller PLC's stake in a Chinese beer joint venture to partner China Resources Beer (Holdings)...
Cannon, Carol Sauer 80 Years Old
Cannon, Carol Sauer 80 years old, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died on February 27, 2016 in Springfield, Missouri after a long period of illness. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 12, 1936 to Carolyn Black and Louis Edward Sauer, Sr....
Classic Sandwiches with a Modern Twist
The story goes that John Montagu was such an inveterate gambler that he did not want to leave the gaming tables even to eat. So he called for meat to be brought to him between two slices of bread; that way, he could eat at the table and keep his fingers...
Deaths Elsewhere
Jim Kimsey * The co-founder of Web pioneer AOL died Tuesday (March 1, 2016) of cancer at age 76.His son, Mark Kimsey, said he died at his home in McLean, Va.In the 1980s, Mr. Kimsey, a Vietnam veteran and Washington-area restaurateur, became involved...
Editorial: Eliminate Lead-Paint Contamination Now or Pay a High Price Later
It costs a lot to remediate the leaded paint that is poisoning thousands of children in older St. Louis housing, but nowhere near as much as it could eventually cost society if the problem goes unaddressed.As the Post-Dispatch's Blythe Bernhard reports,...
Editorial: Fair Wages for Home Care Workers Delayed. Again
In November 2008, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure giving home health care providers, who care for some 12,000 of the state's most vulnerable citizens, a path to something more than minimum wages.The path has led to a dead end....
EPA Orders Widely Used Insecticide Pulled from Market
WASHINGTON * Federal regulators on Tuesday ordered the makers of a widely used insecticide to take it off the market because it harms tiny aquatic animals.The Environmental Protection Agency ordered Bayer CropScience and Nichino America to cancel production...
Fandos, Michael George of Webster Groves
Fandos, Michael Georgeof Webster Groves, died on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from complications resulting from a recent stroke. He was born August 16, 1926 in St. Louis. He was 89 years young. Michael, who was known to friends and family as Mike, married...
FBI, Apple Clash before Congress over iPhone Encryption
WASHINGTON * The U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.As the debate over built-in iPhone encryption has deadlocked...
Gomber Eager to Show Alma Mater Curve His Career Has Taken
JUPITER, Fla. * When the Cardinals gave budding prospect Austin Gomber some homework for the offseason a little more than a year ago, the lefty took it back to school.The Florida Atlantic University alum returned to the Boca Raton, Fla., campus and showed...
Head of St. Louis County Community Outreach Office Dismissed for 'Cause'
CLAYTON * The lawyer St. Louis County tapped last year to head its newly formed Office of Community Empowerment and Diversity was let go Monday following an investigation that found she was conducting private business on county time.Annette Slack was...
Heat Have Record Shooting Night
All the Miami Heat did was put together the best shooting night in franchise history, an effort that matched the NBA's top performance from the floor in the last 18 years.This recent signing of Joe Johnson already looks like a winner.The Heat shot 67.5...
Heat Have Record Shooting Night
MIAMI * Joe Johnson's home debut in Miami was part of the best shooting effort in Heat history.And he's on his first winning streak in nearly three months.The Heat set a franchise record by shooting 67.5 percent from the floor, established a season high...
Hochman: Don't Bet against Reyes Coming Up This Season
JUPITER, Fla. * This summer, he'll fire his first major-league pitch, inevitably a fastball that'll surely singe the commissioner's signature.But for now, he's over here, on a back field at the Cardinals' complex, fielding a bunted baseball that reads:...
How to Transform a Dull Pork Loin with Simple Ingredients
This is one of those recipes that makes you feel like a bit of a genius, because it's so easy, requires so little active time, and tastes like you worked your little fingers to the bone.This is the pleasure of a few ingredients that play interestingly off...
Huber, Donald Walter Asleep in Jesus
Huber, Donald Walter asleep in Jesus, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline Huber (nee McNulty); dear father of Richard Huber, Deborah (Terry) Ellis, Daniel Huber, Andrea (Bob) Marx and the late Matthew...
Law & Order
EAST ALTON > Baby's death is investigated * A 4-month-old girl was pronounced dead after she was found in a bed with a pillow over her face Monday morning in East Alton, authorities said.The Madison County Coroner's Office says autopsy results in Kiley K....
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Suspect charged in fatal hit-and-run * Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a St. Louis man in a fatal hit-and- run crash in a Velda City police chase last week.Mikal M. Hamilton, 24, was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter...
Leapfrogging State, St. Louis County Becomes First Jurisdiction to Enact Prescription Program
CLAYTON * St. Louis County on Tuesday became the first jurisdiction in Missouri to enact a program aimed at monitoring the sale of prescription drugs, specifically the opioids experts call the entry point to heroin abuse.The unanimous County Council...
Local Digest
ST. CHARLES COUNTY > County Council comes out against Maryland Heights plan * The St. Charles County Council is opposing a proposed commercial-residential complex across the Missouri River on 1,800 acres of flood plain in Maryland Heights.The council...
Mastering Homemade Teriyaki Sauce with 5 Delicious Recipes
If you're still using teriyaki sauce from a bottle, you're doing it all wrong. And you're depriving yourself of the awesomeness that is homemade teriyaki.I didn't set out to master DIY teriyaki sauce, but my 11-year- old suddenly started craving the...
Mentorship: A Solution to 'The Crisis Within'
Nancy Cambria's special report "The crisis within" (Feb. 21) was a masterful piece of journalism one that reflects the realities we see every day at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. The report underscores the fact that mentorship can often...
Moms Stand Up in Court for Woman Who Left Her Children Alone
The question before Associate Circuit Court Judge Theresa Counts Burke was not one of innocence or guilt. That answer will come later.At issue in Burke's Division 25 courtroom in St. Louis Circuit Court Monday morning was whether Jeannetta Maclin has...
MU Police Investigate Anti-Semitic Vandalism
University of Missouri-Columbia police are investigating a case of anti-Semitic vandalism after someone wrote "Hitler Rules" on a notification board inside Gateway Hall sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning.The incident marks the fourth time university...
Nation Briefs
Ohio teen denies fatal school shootingA 14-year-old boy accused of shooting students in a school cafeteria in Ohio denied charges including attempted murder on Tuesday, while the sheriff urged that he be prosecuted as an adult.James Austin Hancock kept...
NFL Notes: Bradford Gets at Least $26 Million from Eagles
Sam Bradford is staying in Philadelphia.Bradford agreed to a two-year contract with the Eagles on Tuesday, bypassing an opportunity to test free agency next week. The deal is worth up to $40 million, including incentives, with $26 million guaranteed,...
Obama, Congressional Leaders Talk Supreme Court Vacancy
WASHINGTON * After an Oval Office sit-down on Tuesday did nothing to move Republican Senate leaders off their hard line against a Supreme Court nomination, Democrats pulled out another weapon in the heated election-year fight: Donald Trump.In a White...
Oklahoma Recovers after Blowing 26-Point Lead
Buddy Hield scored 23 points in his final home game, and No. 6 Oklahoma squandered a 26-point lead before regrouping to defeat No. 19 Baylor 73-71 on Tuesday night.Hield scored 13 points in the game's first 8 minutes, but the Sooners fell apart in the...
Peabody's Survival Hinges on Sale of Three Coal Mines
Peabody Energy's survival looks increasingly tied to its sale of two coal mines in New Mexico and one in Colorado, a transaction announced Nov. 20 that Peabody expects to close by the end of March.Without the $358 million in cash Bowie Resource Partners...
People
Blacks watched Oscars despite boycott callsBefore the Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, anger about a lack of minority nominees for the big awards led to the call for black viewers to tune out. It apparently wasn't heeded, or viewers wanted to hear what...
Political Fix
From our online report on politics and government. STLtoday.com/ politicalfixCompromise on UM funding proposed * A state senator floated a plan Tuesday that could spare the University of Missouri system from budget cuts this year.After months of heated...
Protecting Same-Sex Marriage Foes Is Bad Business, Groups and Faith Leaders Say
JEFFERSON CITY * More than 185 Missouri businesses, faith leaders and other groups have signed a letter denouncing a Republican proposal barring state penalties for those who refuse to participate in same-sex marriage ceremonies.Sen. Bob Onder, R-Lake...
Rams Place Franchise Tag on Trumaine Johnson
Cornerback Trumaine Johnson has parlayed his breakout 2015 campaign into a big payday albeit potentially for just one season.The Rams designated Johnson as their franchise player Tuesday, meaning at minimum he will be paid the one-year franchise player tender...
Reaves Returns to Blues' Lineup Following Suspension
OTTAWA * The Blues were ready to begin a power-play drill Tuesday morning before their game in Ottawa but didn't have enough penalty- killers in place."Reavo!" Blues coach Ken Hitchcock belted out, sending Blues forward Ryan Reaves scurrying into position....
Report: It's Not Supreme Court's Job to Combine Muni Courts
The Missouri Supreme Court does not have the authority to order consolidation of St. Louis County's myriad municipal courts, a working group assigned to study municipal court reform said Tuesday in a long-awaited report.Consolidating the courts was one...
Residents Petition for State Audit of Hazelwood School District
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Upset parents and residents here are beginning to circulate a petition to request that state officials perform an audit of the Hazelwood School District.They will need to gather 5,000 signatures, according to the state auditor's office.The...
Robberson: Populists Offer a Rosy Path That Leads to Oblivion
Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have clearly tapped into a segment of the American electorate that believes radical change is necessary to fix what's wrong with the country. People are angry and have lost patience with establishment candidates...
Senate Committee Approves Bill Barring States from Requiring GMO Labeling
WASHINGTON * States could no longer require labeling of genetically modified foods under legislation approved by a Senate panel.The Senate Agriculture Committee voted 14-6 Tuesday to prevent the labeling on packages of foods that include genetically...
Some Details of Centene Project Emerge
Centene Corp. has yet to divulge its plan for a second office building in Clayton, but a few details got out Tuesday at a meeting of commercial real estate professionals.Jim Mosby, executive managing director at Cushman & Wakefield in Clayton, told the...
Special Request: Charcoal House Coleslaw Uses Olive Oil from Family's Own Grove
Q * My wife is nuts about the slaw at the Charcoal House in Rock Hill. Alan J. Steinberg, Creve CoeurA * Quick, now. Name the St. Louis restaurant that imports olive oil from its very own olive grove near Kalamata, Greece. The Charcoal House, you say?...
Sports Digest: Ivy League Eliminates Full Contact in Practice
Ivy League eliminates full contact in practiceIvy League football coaches have decided to eliminate all full- contact hitting from practices during the regular season, the most aggressive measure yet to combat growing concerns about brain trauma and...
St. Louis' Two School Boards Meet to Discuss Tax Plan
ST. LOUIS * Members of the elected and state-imposed school boards came together Tuesday in a rare meeting to discuss the tax referendum that would bring about $28 million to St. Louis schools.For the first time in more than a year, members of the two governing...
Stocks Snap Higher Following Encouraging Signs on U.S. Economy (Print Version)
NEW YORK * Stocks roared to their best day in more than a month Tuesday as investors hit the "buy" button following some encouraging signs of strength in the U.S. economy.Construction spending reached its highest level in eight years in January. Banks,...
Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump Look to Pull Away from Rivals
Miami * Donald Trump claimed seven Republican victories on Super Tuesday as the New York businessman extended his dominance in the 2016 primary.He and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept through the South on Super Tuesday, claiming victory in their parties'...
Super Tuesday: Clinton, Trump Look to Pull Away from Rivals
WASHINGTON * Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept through the South on Super Tuesday, claiming victory in their parties' primaries in delegate-rich Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Virginia. The front-runners appeared ever more likely...
The Beef about the Beef -- Why the Price Is High
I apologized to my editor.I was writing a story about stews, and after all I am on a budget. I picked up a couple of pounds of chuck roast, a pound and a half of veal stew meat and three pounds of lamb stew meat.The bill came to $65.20. Plus tax. And...
To Trump or Not to Trump a Dilemma for St. Louis-Area Republicans
WASHINGTON * To Trump or not to Trump?The billionaire Donald Trump's attempted hostile takeover of the Republican Party is forcing elected Republicans to begin taking stands.Some St. Louis-area members of Congress say they'll support the Republican nominee...
Tuesday's Results (High School Basketball)
BOYS BASKETBALLFZ North 6 6 9 13 34FZ South 14 12 4 3 33FN (14-12): Schwerdt 11. FG 15 (0), FT 4-8.FS (19-7): Whaley 12. FG 11 (6), FT 5-10.---Pky. Central 21 5 19 17 62Marquette 10 22 8 19 59M (17-10): Bulanda 21, Powers 20. FG 24 (7), FT 4-9.---Windsor...
Voices of Voters as They Cast Ballots on Super Tuesday
WASHINGTON * Presidential candidates will wake up Wednesday morning to the cold, hard truth of delegate math. It might give the front-runners some breathing room, but for the rest of the field, the truth may hurt.What to watch for on the day after Super...
Wednesday's Sports on the Air
BASEBALLNoon Exhibition: Tigers at Yankees, MLBBASKETBALL10 a.m. College women: SEC tournament, LSU vs. Alabama, SEC NetworkNoon College women: ACC tournament, N. Carolina vs. Pittsburgh, FSMNoon College women: SEC tournament, Mississippi vs. Vanderbilt, SEC...
What's Cooking: Seeds of Hope Worker Touts Value of Healthy, Fresh Food
When California transplant Deidre Kelly landed her dream job in St. Louis at Seeds of Hope Farm in Spanish Lake, the young social worker combined three things she loves. "I work with kids, plants and nutrition," she says. The farm is part of the Community...
Wine Finds: Affordable California Pinot Noir
It's very difficult to find good quality pinot noir wines for less than $15. Top-quality pinot noir costs more because these wines are expensive to make. The grapes are hard to grow and require a great deal of hard labor. Since I'm always on the hunt...
World Briefs
U.N. will vote on N. Korea sanctionsA U.N. Security Council vote on the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades has been postponed until Wednesday morning at Russia's request, the United States and France said Tuesday.The U.S. and North Korea's...
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