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Articles from March 21, 2016

Amid Cycling Boom, Penalties for Errant Drivers Remain Light
DES MOINES, Iowa * When Iowa's largest city joined the boom in urban cycling, work crews painted more bike lanes, erected traffic signals especially for cyclists and installed rental bikes at self- service stands that catered to commuters and tourists...
Apple's Latest Product Event Isn't Causing a Big Stir
SAN FRANCISCO * It wouldn't be an Apple event without some hoopla. But the company's upcoming product announcement on Monday doesn't seem to be stirring much passion.Apple has invited tech reporters and analysts to its Silicon Valley headquarters, where...
Baseball Notebook: White Sox Chairman Defends Team in LaRoche Dispute
White Sox boss defends team in LaRoche disputeThe chairman of the Chicago White Sox says he has "complete faith" in his team's front office in the aftermath of the Adam LaRoche flap.Jerry Reinsdorf released a statement Sunday saying he's met with LaRoche,...
Blues Make It to Last Stop of Trip
SAN JOSE, Calif. * The Blues' regular season is now down to single digits with nine games remaining on the schedule.After Saturday's 3-0 victory in Vancouver, the club will finish the final leg of a five-game, 12-day road trip in San Jose on Tuesday.The...
Can a St. Louis Housing Complex Help Solve a Shortage of Trained Child-Care Workers?
ST. LOUIS * The Clinton-Peabody housing complex is home to some of the poorest, most underemployed families in St. Louis, and yet it may become a nationally recognized incubator for highly trained child-care providers.In April, a group of about 15 residents,...
Cardinals' Roster Is Taking Shape
JUPITER, Fla. * As one shortstop arrived in the morning Saturday and another left to go down the hall Sunday morning, Cardinals utilityman Greg Garcia's situation really didn't change. He still is deemed likely to stick as a backup infielder if the Cardinals...
Cardinals Send Diaz to Memphis Team
JUPITER, Fla. * In the waning weeks of spring training, the Cardinals intend to get newcomer Ruben Tejada and rookie Aledmys Diaz as much work as possible at shortstop.They just won't do it at the same level.On the same day the Cardinals gave Tejada...
Day Grinds out Satisfying Win in Arnold Palmer Invitational
ORLANDO, Fla. * Jason Day turned his fortunes at just the right time Sunday by making a 12-foot birdie putt and then saving par from just under 100 feet away in a bunker to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.It was another great moment for Palmer, the...
Drop in St. Louis County Population Throws Wrench at Water Company
CLAYTON * Among other attributes, St. Louis County boasts of its standing as the only jurisdiction in Missouri with a population exceeding 1 million people.But it isn't entirely accurate.According to U.S. Census figures, 998,954 men, women and children called...
Editorial: Sexism Is out of Line in Presidential Campaign
There are legitimate reasons to not vote for Hillary Clinton for president. Some might ding her for voting in 2002 to support the Iraq invasion or for backing the North American Free Trade Agreement. Others might fault her for recently saying she'd put...
Editorial: Wage Stagnation Puzzles the Fed. It Shouldn't
Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen last week expressed some puzzlement about a solid jobs report in February showing the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.9 percent, which the Fed historically has regarded as full employment. Yet wages continue to stagnate."I'm...
Education Digest
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI > 2 dorms to close because of declining enrollment * The University of Missouri says two residence halls already scheduled for demolition will not be used this fall because of declining enrollment.University spokesman Christian...
Experts: Toyota, GM Settlements Window to Volkswagen Case
SAN FRANCISCO * Hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and fines over unintended acceleration in Toyotas and faulty ignition switches in General Motors' vehicles provide a glimpse of what consumers and the government might get from Volkswagen...
Gaffe Proof? Trump vs. Clinton Tests Political Pitfalls
WASHINGTON * When is a gaffe not a gaffe? When Donald Trump says it.Over a period of 72 hours this month, the Republican front-runner faced a campaign crisis after unrest at his events forced him to cancel a rally in Chicago. He responded, not by apologizing...
Golf Roundup: Kim Ties LPGA Record in Victory
Kim ties record in LPGA victorySei Young Kim matched Annika Sorenstam's LPGA Tour scoring record of 27 under, closing with a 10-under 62 on Sunday at Desert Ridge in Phoenix for a five-stroke victory over Lydia Ko in the JTBC Founders Cup.Sorenstam set...
Hager, James Howard of Pilot Knob
Hager, James Howard of Pilot Knob, Missouri passed away March 18, 2016 in Potosi, Missouri at the age of 87 years. He was born April 28, 1928 in Jackson, Missouri the son of the late William and Lemma (Huffman) Hager. On January 19, 1957 he was united...
Hochman: It's Gbinije, as in Tremendous Play
His last name is Gbinije, traditional spelling.It's pronounced "Bena-jay," and occasionally his teammate call him "Silent G." And Michael Gbinije was the biggest name in the NCAA Tournament games here, as the point guard decided, unwaveringly, that he...
How Local Members of Congress Voted [Corrected 03/24/16]
How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of March 14-18.HOUSEHouse Stance on Immigration * The House on March 17 voted, 234- 186, to file a Supreme Court brief in United States vs. Texas. The case concerns an order by President Barack...
Johnson Makes Overtime Work
FONTANA, Calif. * Jimmie Johnson somehow saved his fastest lap for last, and Southern California's favorite racing son soared to another historic victory.Johnson pulled away in overtime to beat Kevin Harvick on Sunday for his record sixth NASCAR Sprint...
Law & Order
LINCOLN COUNTY > Man dies in single-vehicle crash * The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Winfield man on Route Y at McIntosh Hill Road early Sunday. Jesse J. Holmes, 22, was taken to Mercy Hospital...
Little Witches in Finland Cast Good Spells before Easter
HELSINKI * The witches are out, but don't despair. Instead of casting evils spells, they wish you well, although you'd better have some chocolate or other candy handy just in case.Every year before Easter, small colorful witches appear on Finnish doorsteps...
Missouri Lawmakers Worry Police Technology Invades Privacy
JEFFERSON CITY * Missouri lawmakers are looking at changing the ways police collect and store the enormous amount of data that comes from relatively new technology, including video, audio and location.Lawmakers have filed at least 10 bills, though most...
Missouri Senate Woes Dominate First Half of Session
JEFFERSON CITY * When Missouri legislators launched their 2016 session, Republican leaders pledged to work together to rack up a healthy list of accomplishments heading into the November election season.Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe said communication...
MU Women
No. 10 seed Mizzou vs. No. 2 seed TexasWhen * 8 p.m. Monday Where * Frank Erwin Center Arena, Austin, TexasTV * ESPN2Records * Mizzou 22-9, Texas 29-4All-time series * Texas leads 22-2 Last meeting, Texas won 75- 62, Feb. 28, 2012.About the Tigers *...
Nation Briefs
Marine killed in Iraq was Southern CalifornianA coalition service member killed Saturday by enemy fire in northern Iraq was a Marine from Southern California.U.S. Department of Defense officials said in a news release Sunday that Staff Sgt. Louis F....
NBA: Nowitzki, Williams Lift Mavericks over Trail Blazers
Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 points and Deron Williams had 31 points and 16 assists, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 132-120 overtime win over the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.Nowitzki and Williams, a former Illini star, capped season-high scoring...
NCAA Basketball Division I Men's Championship Bracket; NCAA Tournament
NRG Stadium HoustonSEMIFINALSSaturday, April 2, 5:10 and 7:40 p.m., TBSCHAMPIONSHIPMonday, April 4, 8:20 p.m., TBS***SOUTH REGIONDES MOINES1ST ROUND 1 Kansas 105, 16 Austin Peay 798 Colorado 67, 9 UConn 742ND ROUND - Kansas, UConn 61SPOKANE 1ST ROUND...
NHL: Wild Defeat Blackhawks in Shootout
Charlie Coyle scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the visiting Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.Coyle, Minnesota's first shooter, beat Chicago's Scott Darling a night after he and Zach Parise scored...
People
Zuckerberg meets with China's propaganda chiefFacebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting with China's propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace.Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg in their...
Pflueger's One-Handed Flip Shot Rescues Notre Dame
NEW YORK * Notre Dame and Stephen F. Austin went shot-for-shot in an NCAA Tournament game that was about as good as it gets. The power school against the unflinching underdog. The lead never was more than seven points for either team.That it came down...
Pope in Palm Sunday Homily Decries Indifference to Refugees
VATICAN CITY * Pope Francis decried in his Palm Sunday homily what he called indifference to the refugees flooding into Europe, making a comparison to authorities who washed their hands of Jesus' fate ahead of his crucifixion.Before celebrating an outdoor...
Pro-Israel Policy Conference Nervously Awaits Trump Speech
WASHINGTON * As America's leading pro-Israel group prepares to hear from nearly all the presidential candidates, most eyes in the audience of thousands will be on GOP front-runner Donald Trump.He's the wild card whose previous comments about Israel have created...
Russia: Black Boxes from Plane Crash Site Are Badly Damaged
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia * Aviation experts began examining on Sunday the black boxes from the FlyDubai flight that crashed amid high winds at an airport in southern Russia, killing all 62 aboard.FlyDubai's Boeing 737-800 from Dubai nosedived and exploded...
Scalia's Death Could Affect Politically Tinged Cases
WASHINGTON * Challengers in two politically tinged cases before the Supreme Court this week face the seemingly insurmountable problem of being unable to count to five as in five votes.The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has deprived conservatives of a...
Sports Digest: SLU Women to Host Ball State in WNIT
SLU women to host Ball State in WNITThe St. Louis University women's basketball team will play a second-round game in the Women's National Invitation Tournament against Ball State at 7 p.m. Monday at Chaifetz Arena .The Billikens (25-7) lost a regular-season...
Syracuse Zones in to Oust Middle Tennessee
Syracuse guard Franklin Howard knows the feeling of facing his team's zone defense in practice, and the frustration that can build with the inability to make a dent.The freshman saw some of those puzzled looks cross the faces of Middle Tennessee State...
Texas A&M's Epic Comeback Sinks Northern Iowa
OKLAHOMA CITY * Alex Caruso scored 25 points as Texas A&M overcame a 10-point deficit with less than 30 seconds remaining in regulation,and 12 points with 44 seconds left, for a 92-88 double overtime victory over Northern Iowa in the second round of...
The Cockpit Voice of the F/A-18 Super Hornet Retires
"Bitchin' Betty" is no longer crabby.She's no longer "Betty," either. She's now Leslie Shook, a retired Boeing employee who lives with her husband and 92-year-old mother in the Harvester area of St. Charles County.Shook recently retired from providing...
Villanova Avoids Upsets This Time
Finally, a Sweet 16 run for Villanova.It had been seven years since the Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament's second weekend, and led by their seniors, they moved on easily.Ryan Arcidiacono scored 16 points, Daniel Ochefu had 11 rebounds, and second-seeded...
William Winter, Former Seven-Up Chairman and Mayor of Creve Coeur, Dies
William E. Winter, a former chief executive and chairman of the 7- Up Co., died Wednesday (March 16, 2016) after a long illness. He was 95.Mr. Winter had a 59-year career at 7-Up and led development of the "Uncola" advertising campaign that began in...
Winter All-Conference Selections (High School Sports)
GIRLS BASKETBALL- SOUTHWESTERN CONFERENCEFIRST TEAMRachel Pranger, so., EdwardsvilleMakenzie Silvey, jr., EdwardsvilleMarta Durk, jr., O'FallonJanesha Munson, sr., East St. LouisChamya Darough, fr., Belleville WestKaitlyn Fischer, jr., CollinsvilleAddaya...
Wisconsin Stuns Xavier with Buzzer-Beater
Wisconsin's star power of 2015 has dulled, but the results are starting to look the same. Last year the Badgers reached the national championship game behind NBA-bound stars Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker.A new Badgers star was born Sunday night at Scottrade...
With Visit to Cuba, Obama Aims to Push Acrimony into Past
HAVANA * Stepping into history, President Barack Obama opened an extraordinary visit to Cuba on Sunday, eager to push decades of acrimony deeper into the past and forge irreversible ties with America's former adversary."This is a historic visit and a...
Women's Tourney: Tennessee Wins as an Underdog
Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, Mercedes Russell added 12 and Tennessee completed its improbable run to the Sweet 16 by beating Arizona State 75-64 Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz.Inconsistent all season, the Lady Vols (21-13) played like a national...
World Briefs
Turkey identifies suspect in latest suicide bombingAuthorities in Turkey named on Sunday a Turkish man with alleged ties to the Islamic State as responsible for the weekend suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed four foreign tourists and deepened fears...
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