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Articles from March 29, 2016

9-Year-Old Burn Victim Got Unexpected Inspiration from Jack Buck
On Jan. 18, 1987, 30 hours after he accidentally exploded a five- gallon container of gas at his home in St. Louis County and set himself on fire, John O'Leary was certain to die.He had suffered third-degree burns over 87 percent of his body, the kind...
After 22 Years, Oklahoma's Kruger Returns to Final Four
NORMAN, Okla. * Lon Kruger last coached in the Final Four in 1994. That's before most of his current players were born.Back then, Kruger was coaching at Florida. Bill Clinton was president, the Internet was relatively new and pagers were more popular...
AP Derby Top 10: Japan-Based Lani Headed to Kentucky Derby
Here's our Top 10:1. Nyquist (Doug O'Neill, trainer; Mario Gutierrez, jockey): Unbeaten 2-year-old champ on way to South Florida for showdown with Mohaymen. ... Worked 5 furlongs in 1:03 at Santa Anita on Friday. ... Next start: Florida Derby, Gulfstream...
Belgian Police Hunt Airport Suspect; Victim Toll Rises to 35
BRUSSELS * As the number of victims in the Brussels suicide attacks rose to 35, Belgian police released a video of a mysterious man in a dark hat seen in the company of the bombers who attacked Brussels Airport, indicating that he is still at large."Police...
Bluenotes: Elliott, Allen Stay in Tandem
When Jake Allen scrolled through his cell phone following a 4-0 victory Saturday over Washington, there was a message from Blues teammate Brian Elliott.Elliott did not make the trip to D.C., as Anders Nilsson handled the backup duties against the Capitals....
Bond Financing for MSD Improvements Is Fair, Reasonable
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will be investing billions of dollars in the coming years to plan, design and build a comprehensive range of improvements to the wastewater system and enhance storm water management in St. Louis and St. Louis...
Business Digest
Gas overtakes coal * Natural gas overtook coal as the top fuel for U.S. power generators for the first time over the 12 months ended in January, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a report on Monday.EIA said gas produced a record high...
Cardinals Enduring Spring of Discontent
JUPITER, Fla. * With the clock ticking, the losses mounting and some tension clearly simmering, the Cardinals reached the final four games of spring training still trying to put their game and team together, on the field and off.A day that began with...
Cardinals Notes: Martinez Is in Command against Mets
JUPITER, Fla. * Carlos Martinez, brought along more slowly at the start of spring training than other Cardinals starters because of the minor shoulder problem he had at the end of last season, is slated to start the Cardinals' fifth game of this season,...
COBAS Hed
Williams address NCAA probeDuring his first of many media duties leading up to the Final Four, North Carolina coach Roy Williams was asked about the NCAA investigation that has been hanging over his program for the better part of five years.The NCAA...
Consultant Warns Wildwood That Dump Site Remains Unsafe
WILDWOOD * A Virginia-based consulting firm on Monday claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency left higher-than- acceptable toxin levels at the Bliss-Ellisville Superfund site after a cleanup two years ago, even though the agency knew about it.The...
Editorial: Our Recommendations on Key St. Louis-Area Ballot Propositions
Voters head to the polls on April 5 to state their preferences on a variety of propositions and local political races. There are 605 items on all area ballots this spring far too many for us to address on the editorial page. Below are a few items we...
Fidel Castro to Obama: We Don't Need Your 'Presents'
HAVANA * Fidel Castro responded Monday to President Barack Obama's historic trip to Cuba with a long, bristling letter recounting the history of U.S. aggression against Cuba, writing that "we don't need the empire to give us any presents."The 1,500-word...
Fire Breaks out at United Arab Emirates Skyscraper
Firefighters battle towering inferno near DubaiA fire raced up a high-rise tower in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman late Monday, the latest in a series of skyscraper blazes in the Persian Gulf nation that is home to the world's tallest building.Images...
Gordo: The Big Question Looms for Blues
As the victories pile up and the NHL playoffs loom ever closer, Blues fans are consumed by The Big Question.Will this spring be different?Many Blues teams have entered postseason play with high hopes, and many have suffered crushing disappointment. The...
Hochman: Oquendo News Is a Real Downer
JUPITER, Fla. * There's a pall here.The Cardinals have felt the gloom and now feel the doom one of the cherished unifiers of the team is leaving the team.Already, the Cardinals are stir-crazy. And for much of March have been playing like mulch. Then...
Hungry for U.S. Assets, China's Anbang Bids $15 Billion for Starwood (Print Version)
NEW YORK * The share price for Starwood Hotels rocketed higher after an offer from China's Anbang and its partners crossed the $15 billion mark in a fight for control with Marriott International.Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., which has a tony...
Joe's St. Louis for 3-29-16
ALL THAT PAINT * A mural honoring legendary St. Louis jazz trumpeter Clark Terry will be dedicated at 4 p.m. Saturday at 7714 South Broadway.Terry was born in 1920 in Carondelet and grew up in a house along South Broadway. He played with many jazz giants,...
Judge Sides with St. Louis County Cities That Claimed Municipal Court Reform Law Is Unfair
A judge in Cole County Circuit Court on Monday struck down provisions of a law that limited what municipalities in St. Louis County could raise through municipal court fees and fines and set minimum standards for police departments.Several cities in...
Justice Department Cracks iPhone; Withdraws Legal Action
WASHINGTON * The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.'s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, effectively ending a pitched court battle between President Barack Obama's...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Second man charged in murder * George A. Burchfield, 37, was charged Sunday in a deadly home invasion Aug. 21 in which Antwon Binion Sr. was killed. Binion, 36, was at home in the 300 block of Eichelberger Street with his son and another...
Lemay Woman Gets 5 Years for Killing Aunt with High-Powered Rifle
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * A Lemay woman was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for fatally shooting her aunt in 2014.Jamie Onkle, 26, made a plea agreement with prosecutors by admitting last week to voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in...
Man Shot by Police after Drawing Weapon at US Capitol
WASHINGTON * Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint as spring tourists thronged Washington, authorities said. The suspect was previously known to police.The suspect was taken to a local hospital, and a female...
MLB Notes: Braves Cut Swisher
The Atlanta Braves released high-priced Nick Swisher on Monday, ditching a former All-Star whose numbers plummeted the last two seasons.The team won't take much of a financial hit, even though Swisher is guaranteed $15 million this season. The Braves...
MSD Ratepayers to Decide $900 Million Bond Issue, Stormwater Tax
Two measures are being sought by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District on the April 5 ballot. A simple majority is required for passage.*Proposition Y would authorize MSD to issue sewer revenue bonds in the amount of $900 million to make improvements...
NBA Hed
Russell Westbrook had 26 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in his 16th triple-double of the season, Kevin Durant scored 34 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder won at Toronto 119-100 on Monday night for their eighth straight victory.Westbrook has seven...
Neel, Dr. Burchard
Neel, Dr. Burchard, Jr.Born January 25, 1923, died March 25, 2016. Son of Burchard and Madeline (Davis) Neel; brother of C. Dean (Bess) Neel, Mary (Steve) Pawluk, William (Marguereite) Neel, Paul (June) Neel, Virginia Neel, and Sarah Neel. He is survived...
NFL Notes: Cook, Fairley Leave the Rams
Tight end Jared Cook and defensive tackle Nick Fairley became the sixth and seventh Rams from the 2015 squad to sign elsewhere in free agency. Cook signed with Green Bay and Fairley joins another former Ram, middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, in New...
NHL Hed
WASHINGTON * All season the Washington Capitals have thrived after losses and in the third period. Fittingly, they earned the official distinction as the top regular season team in the NHL by doing what they do best.The Capitals dominated the third period...
Nicklaus: Candidates Engage in Race to the Bottom on Trade Policy
You wouldn't know it from listening to this year's crop of presidential candidates, but global trade unquestionably makes most Americans better off.It supports high-paying jobs at companies such as Monsanto and Caterpillar. It allows U.S. farmers to...
Patriot Guard Motorcyclist Escorting Funeral Procession Struck, Killed near Jefferson Barracks
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * A Patriot Guard Riders motorcyclist was struck and killed Monday afternoon while escorting a funeral procession to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, according to St. Louis County Police.He was identified by police Monday night...
People
Sympathy? No thanks, Dickinson says about cancerModel and TV host Janice Dickinson has revealed that she's got breast cancer and vows to battle the disease."Janice is going to fight and she will not let this diagnosis define her. She wants to encourage...
Political Insider Accused of Harassing Missouri Capitol Interns Can Return, with Conditions
JEFFERSON CITY * Democratic operative David Poger can return to the state Capitol after a case involving his alleged sexual harassment of interns was dismissed.In February, the Legislature asked for and obtained a temporary restraining order against...
Put More Bite into Zoo-Museum District's Special Audits
Special audits at the Zoo-Museum District will never be the same unless the mayor and county executive appoint and retain board members who are truly interested in watching the $70 million in taxpayer money that is distributed annually to our five cultural institutions.I...
SOCCER Hed
COLUMBUS, Ohio * If the United States loses to Guatemala on Tuesday, the Americans almost certainly would fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup."There's a sense of urgency ... because we need three points now," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said.After...
Sports Digest: S. Williams Makes Quick Exit after Losing
S. Williams loses, departs in swift fashionIt was less than 20 minutes since Serena Williams had been eliminated from the Miami Open when she climbed into her white Mini Cooper with a checkerboard top and pulled out of the players' parking lot, fastening...
Tuesday's Sports on the Air
BASEBALL12 p.m. Exhibition: Cardinals vs. Nationals, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM)12 p.m. Exhibition: Yankees at Phillies, MLB3 p.m. Exhibition: Athletics at Cubs, MLB6:30 p.m. College: Creighton at Nebraska, BTN7 p.m. College: Alabama at Auburn, SEC Network8...
UConn Makes Ninth Straight Women's Final Four
Morgan Tuck scored 22 points and Breanna Stewart added 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead top-seeded Connecticut back to the Final Four with an 86-65 victory over Texas on Monday night in the Bridgeport (Conn.) Regional final.It's UConn's ninth straight...
University City Council Votes to Build New Police HQ
UNIVERSITY CITY * A split City Council Monday approved a plan to abandon the Delmar Loop headquarters the municipal police department has occupied since 1938 in favor of a $12 million state-of-the-art building in an undisclosed outlying neighborhood.The...
U.S. Consumer Spending Posts Scant February Increase (Print Only)
WASHINGTON * U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in February and spent less in January than the government had earlier estimated. The pullback led some analysts to downgrade their expectations for the economy's growth during the January-March quarter.Consumer...
Volcano Erupts in Southwest Alaska; Sends Ash 20,000 Feet
California moves toward $15-an-hour minimum wageA political deal to raise California's minimum wage to a nation- leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state's crushing cost of living but also deprive low-wage earners of jobs altogether,...
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