St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 6, 2016

1930-39: Nothing Depressing about the Food
The 1930s are eternally, irrevocably associated with the Great Depression.Other things happened in the decade, of course, many of them good news. The Hoover Dam was built, a stunning achievement of engineering that brought water and electricity to residents...
$2 Million Pledged in St. Louis Area for New Program to Help Ex- Offenders
CLAYTON * Leaders from St. Charles County, St. Louis and St. Louis County are committing $2 million toward an effort to reduce the likelihood that ex-convicts will return to prison.The funding, announced at a joint press conference Tuesday, would support...
4 Simple Hacks for Making a Leaner and Tastier Beef Roast
In the world of beef roasts, marbling is king. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing.So what are the options for roasting healthier, leaner cuts of meat? There's the pork tenderloin, which is the leanest...
Appeals Court Disqualifies St. Louis County Prosecutor from Murder Trial
CLAYTON * In what appears to be an unprecedented move, the Missouri Court of Appeals has disqualified St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch's office from a murder trial.In a ruling issued Tuesday, three judges of the court's Eastern District...
Baseball Story
CREVE COEUR * De Smet junior Nick Logusch was a strike away from his first high school no-hitter Tuesday.Getting his first pitching victory for the Spartans was just as satisfying.Logusch conceded only an infield single in the final inning while pitching...
BenFred: New Blues Shaped Season, but Can They Rewrite History?
As the Blues near their fifth playoff appearance in the past five seasons, their tendency to wilt when it matters most will increasingly become the center of attention, both locally and nationally.Three first-round eliminations in a row. Losses in five...
Bevo Mill the South St. Louis Landmark Up for Sale
St. Louis city officials want someone to get the Bevo Mill's windmill turning again. They're looking to sell the historic landmark or, if failing that, find a new business to lease the building.A catering service uses the kitchen for now, but the rest...
Blackhawks Romp against Coyotes
Andrew Ladd scored two power-play goals after Artem Anisimov was knocked out of the game by a questionable hit from Antoine Vermette, and the surging Chicago Blackhawks beat the visiting Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Tuesday night.Anisimov was driven into the...
Blue Notes: Defensemen Are Sparking Offense
It appeared briefly that Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo had netted the team's first goal Monday against Arizona. If it stood in his favor, it would have been Pietrangelo's third straight game with a goal.A replay showed clearly, however, that Troy...
Business Digest
SLU Hospital taps new CMO * St. Louis University Hospital has named Dr. Nirav Patel as its new chief medical officer.Patel, an infectious disease specialist, has served as the interim chief medical officer since July 2014, following Dr. Karen Webb's...
Cardinals Notes: Pena, Pham Could Miss a Month
PITTSBURGH * After meeting with doctors back in St. Louis, Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena and outfielder Tommy Pham could both require a month of recovery before returning from injuries sustained in the past week.Pena had surgery Tuesday in St. Louis...
Cardinals Whiff on Chances to Put Away Pirates
PITTSBURGH * What can and likely will assert itself as a strength for the 2016 Cardinals could only hold on so long Tuesday night without help from somewhere, anywhere else.The Cardinals' bullpen fiercely held tight to a tie ballgame, retiring 18 consecutive...
Doctor Says Fewer Carbs; but What Is Life without Carbs?
My doctor and I are having a disagreement.She thinks I should eat fewer simple carbohydrates. I think she's wrong.On paper, she would appear to have much the stronger argument. Along with her medical degree, she also impressively sports a Ph.D. in cell...
Earnings Tax, Bond Issue Overwhelmingly Pass in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * City residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose to keep taxing their incomes by 1 percent.St. Louis voters, as they must do every five years, reauthorized the so-called "earnings tax" by more than a 2-to-1 ratio.The tax, levied on earned income...
Editorial: Election Mismanagement Requires Accountability
Election officialshave an obligation to make voting as smooth and easy as possible. On Tuesday, exactly the opposite happened.A shortage of several thousand ballots at voting precincts around St. Louis County created inexcusable chaos and points to a...
Editorial: Panama Papers Reveal Sources of World Leaders' Secret Enrichment
For decades, Americans have watched one sordid story after another unfold, each one about corrupt foreign leaders who secreted millions or billions of dollars out of their countries, almost always while imposing draconian controls and harsh economic conditions...
Exit Poll: Wisconsin GOP Voters Excited, Scared about Trump
WASHINGTON * Wisconsin GOP primary voters say a potential Donald Trump presidency inspires both more excitement and more fear than his remaining Republican rivals.That's according to exit polls conducted Tuesday for The Associated Press and television...
Ferguson Faces Financial Challenges after Split Decision on Taxes
FERGUSON * If pre-election scenarios about two proposed tax increases were accurate, the city will need to eliminate more than 13 percent of its workforce, including the positions of seven police officers.While voters approved a half-cent sales tax increase...
Ford to Build Small-Car Factory in Mexico, Adding 2,800 Jobs
DETROIT * Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.S. at a time when moving jobs south of the border has become a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.The...
Fusz, Martha Downard Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Divine Mercy Sunday
Fusz, Martha Downard fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, 2016, peacefully at her home in St. Louis, MO.For seventy years she was the beloved and cherished wife of her husband Louis J. Fusz, Sr., who died...
GOP Senator Meets with Garland, Says Hearings Should Be Held
WASHINGTON * A Republican senator said Tuesday she is "more convinced than ever" that there should be hearings on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee after meeting with Judge Merrick Garland.But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,...
Gray, Frank Edward Sr. Passed Away Saturday April 2
Gray, Frank Edward Sr.passed away Saturday April 2, 2016. Frank was born May 23, 1923 in St Louis, MO, the son of William and Lillian (nee Egenriether) Gray.Frank proudly served the US Navy during World War II. His squadron was VPB-17. He worked with...
Hackett, James J. Lt. Col. Age 84
Hackett, James J. Lt. Col. Age 84, April 3, 2016, baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection. Dearest husband of 58 years of Loretta M. Hackett (nee Janisch); loving father of Michael J. Hackett (Beth), Carrie Hackett Woolsey (Ross), Elizabeth Walsh (Michael)...
'Hedwig' Struggles with Identity in a Hard-Rocking Show
"Theater" means two things: an art form, and the building where it's performed. But a show such as "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," playing in Stray Dog Theatre's Tower Grove Abbey, reminds us of how closely the two meanings connect to each other.Directed...
Helping Our State Move Forward
When I was appointed interim president of the University of Missouri System last November, after three decades of serving in academic and leadership roles on our Columbia campus, I was both honored and humbled by the awesome responsibility before me. Stepping...
Hochman: Sky Isn't Falling but Strikeouts Are a Concern
PITTSBURGH * At press time, the sky hadn't yet fallen.Late Tuesday, there was understandable fear from the amateur meteorologists amid Cardinal Nation. This due to the fact that their team strikes out with repulsive regularity. In the opener (a loss), St....
Iceland's Leader Is First Victim of Offshore Holdings Leak
LONDON * The leak of millions of records on offshore accounts claimed its first high-profile political casualty Tuesday as Iceland's prime minister stepped aside amid outrage over revelations he had used such a shell company to shelter large sums while Iceland's...
Illinois Considers Raising Age to Buy Tobacco Products
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. * A measure to raise the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 in Illinois received initial approval Tuesday, with the lawmaker behind the proposal telling colleagues he wants to make it harder for youth to pick up a lifelong habit."Smoking...
In a Rush? Grab a Rotisserie Chicken for a Flavorful Stew
Having a trusty fast food strategy is the busy person's key to eating well. When I'm swamped with work, travel, kids' activities (or whatever), I quite simply cannot be trusted to choose the healthy meal over the quick one.Unless, that is, the healthy...
Law & Order
ST. ANN > Driver on heroin injures couple, child * A man who overdosed on heroin while driving at Ashby Road and St. Charles Rock Road about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday struck and seriously injured a couple in their 20s and their toddler in a stroller as they...
Messenger: Educator Laments Neglect of Memorial to Boy Killed by Dogs
Standing near the spot where a pack of dogs ended Rodney McAllister's short life, Tiffany Anderson pauses to remember her former student.He was 10 at the time. After playing basketball late one afternoon in Ivory Perry Park, he hung out at the playground...
Metro Digest
MANCHESTER > Shoppers will pay for strip mall upgrades * Preliminary work could begin this month on a $4.8 million face-lift to the Lafayette Center shopping plaza after the city's Board of Aldermen established a new taxing district that will levy a...
Missouri Supreme Court Rules for Suits against Gun Dealers
JEFFERSON CITY * The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously ruled a mother can sue a pawnshop for selling her schizophrenic daughter a gun despite a warning not to. The daughter then used the gun to fatally shoot her father.An attorney for Janet...
Mizzou Needs Group Effort to Replace Brothers
COLUMBIA, MO. * DeMontie Cross' first order of business when he became Missouri's defensive coordinator should have been a call to the school's compliance department, just to double check that Kentrell Brothers indeed used up his eligibility.Last year,...
MLB Notes: MLB Approves Some Wearable Technology
Wearable technology is coming to Major League Baseball.The sport's playing rules committee approved two devices for use in games this season, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The Motus Baseball Sleeve measures stress on elbows...
MLB Roundup: Royals Blank Mets
Noah Syndergaard threw six dominant innings, Neil Walker hit his first homer with the Mets and New York beat host Kansas City 2-0 Tuesday after the Royals were given their 2015 World Series rings.Syndergaard (1-0) was the only pitcher to beat the Royals...
Modern Golfers Have Nothing on Craig Wood's Bad Luck
AUGUSTA, Ga. * Dustin Johnson already knows plenty of heartache in the majors.He just doesn't know Craig Wood.Johnson stared blankly when asked if he had ever heard the name, which is understandable. It has been 75 years since Wood won the Masters. His...
Nation Briefs: 2nd Student from New York School Repeats Ivy League Sweep
Death penalty call in Charleston attack rests with LynchThe decision on whether the federal government will seek the death penalty against a white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, S.C., church is now before U.S....
Oh Baby! Blues' Brodziak Riding a Hot Streak
The recent addition to the Brodziak family has made life a little more hectic at home. Luca Davy Brodziak was born on Mar. 24, giving Blues fourth-line center Kyle and his wife, Nicole, three boys under the age of 4."It's a different feeling being outnumbered,...
Panama Papers Could Add to Outrage in Presidential Race
AUSTIN, Texas * The revelations in the so-called Panama Papers could add to the populist outrage in the presidential race by confirming many of the fears of Bernie Sanders supporters on the left and contributing to the distrust that drives people to...
People: Diane Lane to Return to Broadway in Something Familiar
First lady's turnip recipe: Add CurryMichelle Obama had some help in remixing the pro-veggie "Turnip for What" video that went viral in 2014. On Tuesday, the day the White House was planting the produce in its vegetable garden, the first lady celebrated...
Reynolds Leaving SLU Basketball Team
The St. Louis University recruiting class that was derived after three NCAA Tournament appearances lost a second member Tuesday when guard Miles Reynolds received his release and said he would seek a transfer.Reynolds joined forward Milik Yarbrough,...
Schapp, Jacqueline Sue "Sis" (Nee Bickel)
Schapp, Jacqueline Sue "Sis" (nee Bickel), asleep in Jesus Saturday, April 2, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. Schapp, Sr.; loving mother of Robert L. (Amy) Schapp, Jr. and Thomas F. (Kimberly) Schapp; dear grandmother of Alliemarie Kathleen...
Smith, Audrey Frank Dear Wife
Smith, Audrey Frank dear wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, departed this world peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2016.Audrey was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, William H. L. Smith, her husband of 3 years, Richard Deglman, her...
Softball Story
DUPO * Pressed into service in the circle last season, Dupo senior Jessica Stansch was never completely comfortable even while picking up 19 victories.But Stansch believes in herself this season, and working with SEMO-bound senior catcher Rachael Donald,...
Special Request: Lorenzo's Breadsticks Are Handmade Every Day
Q * Lorenzo's Trattoria makes the best breadsticks I've ever had. Lyna Colombo, St. LouisA * Name someone who grew up in, lives in and owns not one but two businesses in the same neighborhood. That's Larry Fuse, chef- owner of the Hill's Lorenzo's Trattoria...
Sports Digest: Small Road Races Battle with Doping
For third place at the 2015 St. Louis half-marathon, Krista Arnold got $300. It should have been $1,000. She can blame that on the doped runner from Kenya who raced off ahead of the pack.Arnold, a podiatrist from Edwardsville, is among the recreational runners...
St. Louis County Suffers Ballot Problems, Voting Confusion
CLAYTON * A voting debacle in St. Louis County left residents in more than 60 precincts unable to cast ballots Tuesday, leading the St. Louis County Council and Secretary of State Jason Kander to announce separate investigations.Gov. Jay Nixon called...
Tar Heels Looking Ahead after Heart-Breaking Loss
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. * North Carolina started the year with a No. 1 ranking, swept the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles and battled to the final Monday night of the season to play for the national championship.The Tar Heels...
Tension Runs High between Azerbaijan, Armenia despite Truce
MOSCOW * More than two decades after a conflict killed about 30,000 people and displaced 1 million others, tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh has exploded again, with both sides engaged in artillery duels, rocket barrages...
Third Missouri Resident Catches Zika Virus While Traveling Abroad
A man from Missouri who traveled to Colombia is the third resident from the state to contract the Zika virus abroad, state health officials said Tuesday.Other Missouri residents who caught the mosquito-borne virus include a pregnant woman who traveled...
This Cake Is a Delicious Love Child of Brownies and Pudding
This chocolate cake is more delicious and more indulgent than any dessert has a right to be. And you will thank us for that.The goal was a chocolate cake that combined the best attributes of brownies and pudding. Which is to say, we wanted it both tender and...
Tips for Getting the Most Flavor and Juice out of Lemons
Fresh lemon including the juice and the peel is one of my all- time favorite ingredients, in part because it's just so versatile. It can be the star of the show (as in this recipe) or a brilliant supporting actor (as in so many of my everyday dishes)....
UConn Women Win Their Fourth Consecutive NCAA Title
INDIANAPOLIS * Breanna Stewart and UConn stand alone. Geno Auriemma, too, after another flawless season by the dominating Huskies.UConn won an unprecedented fourth straight national championship Tuesday night, capping another perfect season by routing...
Voters Approve MSD Bonds, Stormwater Tax
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will fund its stormwater system with a districtwide property tax and continue financing a massive overhaul of its wastewater infrastructure through bonds after voters approved both proposals Tuesday.MSD said...
Voters Approve Tax Increases for St. Louis Schools and Other Districts except St. Clair
St. Louis Public Schools' first tax increase campaign in 25 years was a success at the polls Tuesday, funneling more money for early childhood education and to paying teachers competitive salaries."This was truly a mission in making things right by our...
Wacha Not Concerned by Rough Outing vs. Pirates
PITTSBURGH * When starting pitchers leave spring training, they're conditioned to throw as many as 100 pitches in their first regular-season start or even a few more. Cardinals righthander Michael Wacha, who was brilliant in his last spring training...
Walmart Fires Cashier in West Plains, Mo., Who Wouldn't Stop Hugging Customers
WEST PLAINS, MO. * Frank Swanson loved to hug his Walmart customers, specifically the women. He said it was his way of saying "thank you for your business."But on Saturday, three weeks shy of his 20th anniversary with the store, he gave his last hug....
What's Cooking: Eritrean Heritage Drives Her Cooking
Selas Kidane volunteers to teach others how to cook delicious foods that promote health and wellness to combat the growing epidemic of obesity, diabetes and related illnesses. She's also a culinary ambassador who draws inspirations from foods the world over,...
Wine Finds: Dry Whites from Southern France
Are you a fan of sauvignon blanc and chardonnay but in the mood to try something different? Consider wines from southern France, which offers some great options for affordable, refreshing dry whites. Among them are wines made from the grenache gris or...
Wisconsin Voters Choose Cruz, Sanders
MILWAUKEE * Republican Ted Cruz stormed to a commanding victory Tuesday in Wisconsin, denting front-runner Donald Trump's chances of capturing the GOP nomination before the party's convention. Democrat Bernie Sanders triumphed over Hillary Clinton but...
World Briefs - Brazil: Swine Flu Has Killed Twice as Many People as in 2015
U.S. girl losing her sight may see popeA 5-year-old Ohio girl who suffers from a rare genetic disease that is gradually robbing her of her sight may get her wish to see Pope Francis.Lizzy Myers and her family have special seats for Francis' Wednesday...
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