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Articles from May 8, 2016

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Actor Joe Hanrahan Continues to Challenge Boundaries
In this installment of our occasional Snapshot Q&A series, we speak with St. Louis actor Joe Hanrahan.Profession * Actor, director, occasional playwright; founder of the Midnight Company theaterCredits * Midnight Company, plus the Black Rep, Upstream...
Aisha Sultan: When Mothers Day Hurts
It's impossible to escape the day devoted to honoring mothers, but how do you begin to honor a toxic mom?While the intent of Mother's Day is to show some love for the first person with whom we are wired to bond, it can be a painful day for many. It's...
Along for the Ride: 'Turn-Through' Lanes Coming to Highway 141 at Interstate 44
The rebuilt portion of Highway 141 at Interstate 44 will include a traffic-routing path unfamiliar to many drivers here the through- turn.Here's how they work: Drivers pass the road they want to turn onto, and instead loop to an outside lane at the...
Alvarez Prevails Via Knockout against Khan
Canelo Alvarez needed only one big right hand to turn a close fight into a smashing knockout.Struggling with Amir Khan's speed, Alvarez unleashed a long right hand that sent Khan backward on the canvas, and referee Kenny Bayless didn't even bother to...
Angsty Conservatives Licking Wounds in Age of Trump
WASHINGTON * For a lot of angst-filled conservatives, there's more to worry about than just Donald Trump. There's the future of the conservative movement to consider.The soul-searching over what to do with the Republican Party's presumptive presidential...
AP Exclusive: Migrant Children Kept from Enrolling in School
MEMPHIS, Tenn. * Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually...
Ask Metro: Bus Rapid Transit Update, Why No Electric Buses Yet?
Chat with representatives from Metro Transit at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to get your transit questions answered at stltoday.com/chat. Here's an excerpt from a recent chat:Bus Rider: The #99 Downtown Trolley route is a major help for...
Ask the Road Crew: Seeking Pothole Aid on Clayton Road, Jammed Westbound 40
Chat with Andrew Gates of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Steve Runde of the St. Louis Streets Division and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation each Wednesday at 1 p.m. at STLtoday.com/chat. Here is an excerpt from...
At Home: Producer Loves Her 'Tennessee Williams House'
Drawing on her theatrical background, Carrie Houk has always called her home "my Tennessee Williams house." A century old, it's sturdy but dreamy, its original plank floors softened by pastel- accented walls and single-panel sheers, their bottoms knotted...
Baffert's Triple Crown Repeat Hopes End
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * The American Pharoah hangover is over for Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza and Ahmed Zayat and maybe everyone else.With Nyquist winning the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and heading to the Preakness in two weeks with an unbeaten record, Triple...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended May 1
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended May 1.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Extreme Prey" * John Sandford2. "The Last Mile" * David Baldacci3. "The Obsession" * Nora Roberts4. "The Nest" * Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney5. "As Time...
Bluenotes: Blues Continue to Be Kings on the Road
DALLAS * It could be the American Airlines Center, the United Center, or some rink that hasn't sold its naming rights to an airline. It feels like home to the Blues.The Blues' 4-1 win over Dallas in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal series...
Build-A-Bear, Unloved by Wall Street, Ponders Its Future
If St. Louis' cuddliest public company decides to leave the stock market spotlight, it will leave investors with memories that aren't all warm and fuzzy.Build-A-Bear Workshop never quite lived up to the hopes and hype that surrounded its initial public...
CAM Features Bison and Basketball in Great Rivers Biennial
The seventh edition of the Great Rivers Biennial is now on view at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. It features new work by a trio of St. Louis-based artists - Lyndon Barrois Jr., Nanette Boileau and Tate Foley - ranging from an immersive video...
Canapes under the Canopy? Paris Gentrifies Rusty Mall
PARIS * Swapping burgers for lobster souffle and rusty welding for a state-of-the-art canopy roof, Paris' mayor this month unveiled a $1 billion revamp of the city's dilapidated main shopping and transport complex, Les Halles.Paris authorities view the...
Cardinals 6, Pirates 4 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 6, PIRATES 4Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Jaso 1b 4 1 2 1 1 0 .2841-Rodriguez pr-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .326McCutchen cf 4 1 1 0 1 3 .231Polanco rf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .296Marte lf 5 0 2 1 0 1 .325Cervelli c 5 0 2 0 0 2 .305Kang 3b 3 0 0 1 0 1 .286Harrison...
Cardinals Insider: A Look at the Cardinals' Courtship of Diaz
In early 2012, no more than a few months before Aledmys Diaz packed a small backpack and walked away from the Cuban national team during a tournament in the Netherlands, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak delivered a power point presentation to...
Cardinals Notes: Flores Traveling, Learning as Draft Approaches
There was a stretch of time as he idled in the minors that lefty Randy Flores, a college senior when drafted in the ninth round back in 1997, became convinced that scouts disliked him.He has since learned he read the scouts wrong.All it took was becoming...
Carpenter's First Career Walk-Off Wins It for Cards
From the dugout steps in the fifth inning Saturday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tried to read umpire Ed Hickox's body language for a signal. Everyone saw how close Matt Carpenter stood to Hickox as he aired his different perspective on a called strike...
Catching Up with Diva Grace Bumbry
Grace Bumbry is the picture of elegance, arriving for breakfast at the Ritz-Carlton a few minutes after 9 on Friday morning. Born in St. Louis in 1937, the legendary opera singer moves stiffly thanks to problems with her right knee but gives no other...
Cat Shot by Arrow near Caseyville Is Recovering from Emergency Surgery
COLLINSVILLE * A cat shot with an arrow Friday is recovering from surgery as the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department investigates the incident.It all started Friday morning when a farmer who lives near Caseyville said she discovered her outside cat...
Chaplin, Hugh
Chaplin, Hugh, Jr., M.D.of Westwood Massachusetts, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died peacefully at his home on April 29th, 2016 at the age of 93. Hugh was born in New York City on February 4, 1923 to Hugh Chaplin, Sr., M.D., and Virginia Deems Chaplin,...
Credit Card 'Churners' Travel Cheap
Cheapskates with wanderlust are gaming the credit card system to land travel deals that are almost free.The scheme goes like this: Apply for a credit card with a rich sign-up bonus airline miles and hotel are the most popular. Use the bonus, then cancel...
Derby Notebook
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * Mario Gutierrez is perfect in two Kentucky Derby rides. But the time in between those races was far from it.Four years after riding I'll Have Another to victory in the Run for the Roses, Gutierrez earned another Derby triumph by riding favorite...
Did Woman Sway Boy to Kill His Dad? Court Raises Doubts
TOLEDO, Ohio * The paramedics who looked at Robert Breininger's lifeless body in his twin bed suspected right away that whatever happened didn't match the story being told by his 10-year-old son.There was no way, they thought, his father was awake when...
Eagles Battle through Bumps and Bruises to Win Triad Tournament
TROY, Ill. * Some of the Columbia High softball players were a little beaten up and tired Saturday.But not too tired to celebrate the Eagles' 6-5 victory over Highland in the championship game of the Triad Invitational.The time-shortened title game,...
Editorial: Bigots and Demagogues, Crawl Back to Your Hole
A particularly nasty political season appears to have awakened a segment of Americans who confuse the anti-political correctness discussion as giving them a green light to unleash their inner racist and xenophobe.They've exposed one of the ugliest aspects...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Art Transformers * When is a dot not a dot? Or a car not a car? Discover the answer with Family Sundays. Throughout the month of May the St. Louis Art Museum will feature artworks and artists who take everyday objects and symbols and...
Fennewald, M.D
Fennewald, M.D., Clarence L. "Skip" 65, of Chattanooga, TN, went to be with his Lord Monday, May 2, 2016. Born October 6, 1950, in St. Louis, Missouri, he graduated from the University of Missouri and went on to the Columbia School of Medicine and became...
For Five Decades, He Told the Story of That Day on the Lorraine Motel Balcony
Twice I heard the Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles tell his story, one that he had told passionately and painfully hundreds of times over five decades."Blood everywhere," he would say, shaking his head as if it was yesterday.It was April 4, 1968, when the Rev....
Fowler Moves into Lead at Quail Hollow
CHARLOTTE, N.C. * Rickie Fowler is looking to jumpstart his season at a course where he first won on the PGA Tour.Fowler shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take the third-round lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.Fowler, who broke through at Quail Hollow...
Gauen: Generations Later, Metro East Scary Teen Lore Apparently Strong as Ever
A teenage couple were, uh, kissing in a car parked along a secluded country road when the radio's music was interrupted by a news bulletin. A vicious killer, notable for a missing hand replaced by a mechanical hook, had escaped from a nearby prison.The...
Get Your Grill Ready for Summer
Q * With Memorial Day coming up, how can I get my grill ready for summer?A * Before firing up the grill for Memorial Day in a few weeks, be sure to give it a good cleaning. A bucket, soap, microfiber cloth and grill brush are a few of the supplies that...
Gravitt, Elizabeth "Liz" Sydney (Nee Boyd)
Gravitt, Elizabeth "Liz" Sydney (nee Boyd), died peacefully at home on April 25, 2016 in Overland, MO at the age of 87. Liz is survived by her three children, Jeffery Gravitt, Jason Gravitt and Kendal (Bryant Biek) Gravitt all of St. Louis, MO; one brother,...
Greetings from Asbury Park, Opening First Hotel in 50 Years
ASBURY PARK, N.J. * In the Jersey shore city that gave Bruce Springsteen's debut album its name, owners of the first new hotel to open there in more than 50 years hope they can convince locals and tourists alike that what was once considered a slum by...
Hacker, Dolores M. (Nee Quinlan)
Hacker, Dolores M. (nee Quinlan), age 92, died on May 6, 2016, peacefully surrounded by family and friends. She was born in St. Louis on March 16, 1924, and was a lifelong resident of St. Louis. She was the daughter of John A. and Bertha (Christ) Quinlan....
Happy Returns for Blues after Big Game 5 Win in Dallas
DALLAS * On May 3, 2001, the Blues topped Dallas 4-1 to advance to the Western Conference finals.On Saturday, they won by that same score, 4-1, over the same Stars in Game 5 of the conference semifinals.It didn't send the Blues on to the conference finals,...
Health Events
Not your Grandmother's Knee Replacement Lunch and Learn * Natural wear and tear in your knees can result in several different forms of knee pain. Join Dr. Muyibat Adelani, a Washington University orthopedic surgeon, for a free lunch to learn more about...
Hermann, Ruth Robinson Cornwell "Robin" Ruth Robinson "Robin" Cornwell Hermann
Hermann, Ruth Robinson Cornwell "Robin" Ruth Robinson "Robin" Cornwell Hermann, beloved wife and mother, passed away at her home on Thursday, May 5, 2016.She was surrounded by her husband, Lawrence Shepley "Shep" Hermann , her children Missy Pydo (Don)...
Hiring and Safety Issues at Harris-Stowe Mar New President's Tenure
From the moment he took the helm of Harris-Stowe State University two years ago, Dwaun Warmack has touted his vision for the school to one day be recognized as one of the area's premier institutions.It was always going to be a tough job, considering...
Hochman: Cards' Bowman Shares Special Bond with Mom
She is alone and the game is about to start. So, she puts on her red hooded sweatshirt. Her Cardinals hoodie. It's her ritual. She wore it in Pittsburgh, when her son made his debut and "it was 28 degrees or something." Every game she wears it. It's...
Home and Garden Events
Intro to Woodworking: Pour-Over Coffee Stand * The class will walk you through building a pour-over coffee stand from reclaimed wood. Learn to use hand saws, power and hand cranked drills, as well as eco-friendly finishing techniques to build a handmade...
Horrigan: Will Trump Wreck the GOP? Maybe Abe Knows
SPRINGFIELD, Ill.* Outside the tomb of Abraham Lincoln one fine morning last week, a couple of guys wearing orange hoodies identifying them as inmates of the Illinois Department of Corrections were running yellow rototillers through flower beds. The...
Hummel: Braves Anemically Thwart Trend of Home-Run Increase
The term "slugging percentage" largely is a misnomer when applied to the Atlanta Braves. After their first 28 games, the Braves' slugging mark of .289 was lower than any team ended the season at in 106 years. That's when the 1910 Chicago White Sox, who...
Jaskin Gets His Chance and Scores a Big Goal for Blues
DALLAS * The puck was in and out of the net so fast on the shot by Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin that he didn't think it had gone in."I thought it was a double crossbar or something, a double post," he said. "So I didn't really celebrate. It was nice...
Johnson, Frank A. 68
Johnson, Frank A. 68, of Steeleville, passed away at 12:34 am, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Frank was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on September 4, 1947, the son of Leonard and Catherine Kamarit Johnson. Frank...
Keith Urban Explores Rhythmic Roots on Diverse New Record
NASHVILLE, Tenn. * Keith Urban was on a cross-country flight last year trying to finish a new song about living in the moment and not holding onto regrets. But he was also thinking about two men close to him that had recently passed away."I was thinking...
Kyle Busch Finally Gets First Sprint Cup Win at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. Kyle Busch sailed away from Kevin Harvick after a late wreck collected several of the leaders Saturday night, and finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway after years of misfortunes.Busch won for the third time this...
Kyle Busch Gets First Win at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, Kan. * Kyle Busch has seemingly dozens of reasons to despise Kansas Speedway, from the two times he crashed out of Chase races to the innumerable misfortunes in other series.Now he has one big reason to speak fondly of it.Busch sailed away...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man critically wounded, child unhurt in shooting * A man who had a young child with him was critically wounded in a shooting early Saturday. The child was not injured, police say.The man, described by police as in his 40s, was shot multiple times...
London's New Muslim Mayor Vows to Be Leader for Everyone
DUBLIN * Sadiq Khan has a simple, striking message for Londoners: He won't be merely a Muslim mayor, but a leader for all.Khan celebrated his landslide election victory Saturday in a multidenominational ceremony at an Anglican cathedral accompanied by London's...
Lowry's Big Game Gives Toronto Edge on Miami
Kyle Lowry got his game back at the perfect time for the Toronto Raptors.And the Miami Heat are in all kinds of trouble.Shaking off epic playoff struggles, Lowry scored 33 points including five straight to break a late tie in a duel with Dwyane Wade...
Lunch to Welcome Syrian Refugees Becomes Complicated
Tables were only half filled inside the gymnasium at the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, a mosque near Town and Country where area Muslims gathered Saturday to welcome about 50 refugee families from Syria.Gift bags stuffed with blenders, rice,...
Made in St. Louis: Country Singing, Ex-Military Christian Counselor Launches Beauty Line
BREI CARTERHome * O'Fallon, Mo., and 3 acres in EdwardsvilleAge * "Leave that blank"Family * Three dogs, Sandy, Misha and Harley (pit bull, pointer and a German shepherd mix); two cats, Sabrina and BrutusWhat she sells * Cosmetics, including eye shadows,...
Matthews Leads U.S. Team to 6-3 Victory over Belarus
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia * Auston Matthews scored his first two goals for the United States in a rough-and-tumble 6-3 win over Belarus at the world ice hockey championship on Saturday.Coming off a 5-1 loss to Canada in the opening game on Friday, the U.S....
McClellan: Real Boomers Refuse to Exit
The baby boomers won't go away. Eight years ago, when Barack Obama was elected president, it seemed the country was done with us, and good riddance. That was the message I was receiving from young people. We're sick of you guys, they said.I did not blame...
McDonald, Lewis Amborn 93
McDonald, Lewis Amborn93, chemical engineer, school board member and president, YMCA board member, husband, family man, world traveler, and Christian, died of natural causes on April 30, 2016, at Crystal Oaks in Festus, Missouri. He was 93.Lew was born...
Meet Our Mother-Child Look-Alike Winners
Becky Blades began to panic when her daughter started her senior year of high school.Had she taught her enough life lessons? Had she imparted all the important advice? Had she prepared her child well enough to be on her own in one year?Blades, 57, of...
Messenger: Closure of the Bridge Could Leave Gap in City's Homeless Plan
This is the first of a two-part series on homelessness in St. Louis.Sitting across from Lee in the cafeteria at the Bridge, I felt a connection when he mentioned what year he graduated high school.We're both 49 and graduated in 1985, the sons of working-class parents.Lee...
Mizzou Softball Team Plays in Protest of AD, Administration
COLUMBIA, MO. * Six months to the day after players from the Missouri football team launched a team boycott, the Mizzou softball team played Saturday's home game in protest over several grievances aimed at athletics director Mack Rhoades outlined in...
MLB Notes: Royals' Moustakas Goes on Disabled List
Royals' place Moustakas on 15-day disabled listThe Kansas City Royals have put third baseman Mike Moustakas on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb, another setback for the team's sputtering offense.Moustakas originally was hurt April...
MLB Roundup: Cubs Extend Win Streak to Six Games
Cubs extend winning streak to six gamesAddison Russell dropped in a tiebreaking, two-run double in the seventh inning and the host Chicago Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.Kris Bryant homered as the Cubs...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneyChinese firms invest in Missouri * Chinese companies made direct investments of $1.1 billion in Missouri between 2000 and 2015, a report by an advocacy group says.Those investments...
Moving Novel's Family Is Consumed by Son's Illness
"Imagine Me Gone" begins with an image of blinding light on snow and the dissolving footprints of brothers Alec and Michael. Only Alec, though, is here to observe this sun-struck scene: Something has happened to Michael. It's a moment of calm and almost...
Music Review: Rarities and a Blockbuster End SLSO Subscription Season
For the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's final subscription concerts of the 2016-17 season, music director David Robertson programmed one opera star, two rarities and a blockbuster.The rarities filled the first half. "Flos campi (Flower of the Field),"...
Nation Briefs
Police file multiple charges in shooting spreeA federal security officer is facing multiple murder charges in a shooting spree across three Maryland parking lots that left three people dead.Court records show Eulalio Tordil, 62, of Adelphi, Md., was charged...
NFL Notes: Tunsil Has Positive Approach after Troubles
Dolphins' Tunsil stays positiveAt 6 feet 5 and 305 pounds, Laremy Tunsil's not easy to knock off- balance. And a bizarre video of him taking a bong hit while wearing a gas mask didn't do it. The video cost him millions of dollars in the NFL draft and...
North Korea Congress Shaping Up to Be Coronation for Kim
PYONGYANG, North Korea * North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says his country will not use its nuclear weapons first unless its sovereignty is invaded.North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency quoted Kim as saying he is also ready to improve ties...
Nyquist Scores in Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * The racing world wondered if there was a worthy successor to American Pharoah, last year's Triple Crown champion.Enter Nyquist, a horse named for a hockey player.The bay colt who lacks any distinctive markings won the Kentucky Derby...
Ortiz: Elliott Keeps Coming Up Big for the Blues
DALLAS * As the Stars' attack desperately surged in hopes of cutting the deficit early in the third period Saturday afternoon, Cody Eakin charged toward Blues goaltender Brian Elliott, sending a roar through the sellout crowd at the American Airline...
Outrage over College's Plans to Sell Political Memorabilia
HARTFORD, Conn. * One of America's largest troves of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block, spurring protests from some who do not want to see it divided up and sold to private collectors.The University of Hartford plans...
Piccione, Nicholas Peter Born in St. Louis
Piccione, Nicholas Peter Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents Paul and Grace (nee Viviano) Piccione, Nick Piccione was proud to be part of a large extended ItalianAmerican family. Nick was a devoted husband and father. He was married to Joan (nee...
Political Fix
From our online report on politics and government. STLtoday.com/ politicalfixNixon trims budget plan * In action Friday, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed $875,000 in spending out of the $27 billion budget plan sent to him by Republican-led lawmakers.And,...
Portland Beats Golden State as Curry Sits
Damian Lillard had a playoff-best 40 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided a fourth-quarter letdown to beat visiting Golden State 120-108 on Saturday night, cutting the Warriors' advantage in the Western Conference semifinal to 2-1.The defending...
Professor's Airplane Math Didn't Equal Airplane Threat
PHILADELPHIA * An Ivy League professor said his flight was delayed because a fellow passenger thought the math equations he was writing might be a sign he was a terrorist.American Airlines confirms that the woman expressed suspicions about University...
Retailers Expand Curbside Pickup to Draw More Online Shoppers
Some of the country's biggest retailers are betting shoppers want to bypass setting foot in a store and instead purchase their goods online and have them delivered outside of the store, directly to their car.Sears added curbside service at all of its...
Roberts, Steven Scott 51
Roberts, Steven Scott 51, of O'Fallon, MO passed away at 4:57 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016. Steve was born June 28, 1964 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Paul Richard Roberts Jr. and Carole Ferguson Roberts of O'Fallon, MO. On June 22, 1996,...
Rodgers, Catherine Altepeter Passed Away April 6 at the Age of 87
Rodgers, Catherine Altepeter passed away April 6 at the age of 87, at home with her children Doug and Carolyn Rodgers by her side.Daughter of Henry and Katherine Altepeter; sister of the late Henry and Theodore Altepeter, she was born December 21, 1928...
Russia Dismisses Sochi Doping Allegations as 'Speculation'
MOSCOW Accusations that four Russian gold-medal winners at the Sochi Olympics used performance-enhancing drugs are just "speculation," Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday.The allegations were made by former Russian anti-doping officer Vitaly...
Russo Returns to Down-and-Out Town with Quirky Characters
"Everybody's Fool" takes novelist Richard Russo back to North Bath, a gritty community in upstate New York. In 1994, Russo used North Bath as the setting for "Nobody's Fool." Now, he updates his characters from the earlier book.And what an unhappy bunch...
Samel, Benjamin 95
Samel, Benjamin95, passed peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Bethesda Meadow in Ellisville, MO. Beloved husband of 69 years to the late Lucille (DeLurgio) Samel; dear father of Benjamin (Barbie) Samel, James (Joleen) Samel,...
Sherman Alexie Enters Picture Book Market with 'Thunder'
Sherman Alexie didn't like the question. Cynical, he called it.His reaction was surprising.For a wildly successful author who writes and talks frankly about his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation, alcoholism of family members, and his own health...
Sister, Brother Team Up to Help Push Parkway North Past Kirkwood
SAPPINGTON * Allison Ney never gave it a second thought.She'd play on the boys team.A senior flat for the Parkway North water polo team, Ney was in seventh grade when she decided she wanted to take her shot at the rough-and-tumble sport."I was a tiny,...
Sled Down a Sand Dune? Why Not? A Look at Sand Dune Fields in the U.S
Sand dune fields along an ocean coast like those on Cape Cod are not a surprise. But dune fields in Colorado nestled up against a mountain range or stark white dunes in arid New Mexico where the sand never gets hot no matter the temperature, are some...
Sports Digest: Leicester Finally Gets the Trophy
Legendary long shot Leicester gets its trophyIn scenes that would have seemed absurd a year ago, Leicester captain Wes Morgan collected the English Premier League trophy on Saturday after one of the most improbable turnarounds by a sports team."It's...
Spotlight: Concerns Arise about Three Jefferson Barracks Buildings
There's a process, run by the federal government, so it could take awhile.At Grant Road and Hancock Avenue in Jefferson Barracks, near the new hiking trail and the Army and Air National Guard's parade field, sit three two-story brick buildings.A reader,...
STLFC Blanks Swope Park Rangers
With goals early and late in the first half and again early in the second, St. Louis FC cruised to a 3-0 win over the Swope Park Rangers Saturday night before a crowd of 5,023 at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.It was the first of four United...
STL Native Willie Moore Jr. Nabs Spot on New BET Show
Willie Moore Jr. experienced local and national notoriety in the early 2000s as rapper-singer Pretty Willie, with songs such as "Roll Wit Me," "4 Walls," "Lay Your Body Down" and "She Got a Man at Home."These days, the St. Louis native's star is shining...
St. Louis FC Blanks Swope Park
FENTON * Missouri's United Soccer League clubs appear to be headed in different directions these days.In the first meeting between St. Louis FC and the Swope Park Rangers of Kansas City, Mo., Saturday night before a crowd of 5,023 at World Wide Technology...
Stories of Creepy Dolls and More from Joyce Carol Oates
Does any writer around do literary creepy like Joyce Carol Oates?And one of her most effective tools to get under your skin and into your brain is simple: italics.Take this example from the very first page of the title story in the latest collection...
Sunday People
Anderson honors late mom with TV roleLouie Anderson isn't a mom, but playing one on TV has given him a new appreciation of motherhood on this Mother's Day.On FX's "Baskets," the veteran standup co-stars as Christine Baskets, mama to troubled man-child...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
BASEBALL1:15 p.m. Cardinals vs. Pirates, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM)1:20 p.m. Nationals at Cubs, MLB2 p.m. College: South Carolina at Kentucky, ESPNU3 p.m. College: Auburn at Alabama, SEC Network7:10 p.m. Red Sox at Yankees, ESPNBASKETBALL2:30 p.m. NBA playoffs:...
Surrogate Mom Helps Others Realize Joys of Parenthood
Kirsten Langhammer has given birth to three sets of twins in the past four years. Not one of those babies is her own.With each pair of twins, Langhammer fulfilled the dreams of a couple wanting to become parents. She loved becoming a mom and being pregnant...
Trottmann, Mary Schuldt Formerly Mary Schuldt Walker
Trottmann, Mary Schuldt formerly Mary Schuldt Walker, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Mari de Villa in Town and Country.The longtime resident of Kirkwood and Town and Country was surrounded by family and friends. Mary is survived by her...
Trump Takes Aim at Clinton over Husband's Infidelities
WASHINGTON * Donald Trump is again raising former President Bill Clinton's marital infidelities, a preview of how the billionaire businessman is likely to respond to general-election attacks from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies...
Wainwright Settles on Mound, Continues Tear at the Plate
Adam Wainwright, having retired 14 Pittsburgh hitters in succession at one point after giving up two runs in the first inning Saturday, said, "That was a return to form for me."That was me today. There's no doubt about it. I got some 'extra' when I needed...
Washington Stays Alive against Pittsburgh
Alex Ovechkin did everything he could to keep the Washington Capitals' season alive.Ovechkin threw his body around, skated around and through Pittsburgh's defense and scored a power-play goal to help the host Capitals beat the Penguins 3-1 in Game 5...
West Point Launches Inquiry into Cadets' Fists-Raised Photo
NEW YORK * The U.S. Military Academy has launched an inquiry into a photo showing 16 black, female cadets in uniform with their fists raised, an image that has spurred questions about whether the gesture violates military restrictions on political activity.West...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1966MOVING ONAfter the last game at old Busch Stadium (Sportsman's Park), its home plate is delivered to Busch II by the KMOX helicopter.HEADS UPSTAMP OUT HUNGERThe National Association of Letter Carriers, U.S. Postal Service and other partners...
Wolf Pups from St. Louis Get New Mother, New Home in New Mexico
With 9-day-old pups tucked securely in a special backpack, Regina Mossotti hiked into the mountains in New Mexico to say goodbye to the newborns who were about to make history and possibly a difference in the survival of their critically endangered...
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