St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 16, 2016

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THIS DAY IN 1979ADMIRAL DROPS ANCHORDuring a Coast Guard inspection, a hammer goes through the hull of the Admiral, and the owners announce that cruises in the riverfront fixture will end.HEADS UPCHILDREN'S BOOKS NEEDEDA book drive for Mann Elementary...
Bishop's Status Uncertain for Monday Night
PITTSBURGH * Ben Bishop's mind raced as the Tampa Bay Lightning goalie writhed in pain on the ice after twisting his left leg in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night in Pittsburgh.The internal "what ifs" ran the gamut. What if the leg...
Bluenotes: Sharks' Polak Enjoys Chance to Face Former Team
The last time St. Louis and San Jose met in the playoffs, Roman Polak was in a Blues uniform. The Sharks' Justin Braun remembers it well.It was in Game 2 of the teams' first-round series in 2012 when Polak destroyed Braun in a fight. After the game,...
Busch, Gertrude "Trudy" Buholzer Died at Her Home on May 11
Busch, Gertrude "Trudy" Buholzer died at her home on May 11, 2016 at the age of 89. She was the daughter of the late William and Martina Buholzer and sister of Kurt and the late Willy Buholzer. Trudy was born in Lucerne, Switzerland where at the age...
Cardinals Notes: Boras Praises Holliday's Versatility
LOS ANGELES * From his seats behind home plate at Dodger Stadium, agent Scott Boras saw in person Sunday what he helped put in motion this past spring and what he could take into the market this coming offseason: Matt Holliday, first baseman."My attitude...
Clinton Campaigns in Kentucky before Tuesday's Primary
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * Hillary Clinton is making a big final push in Kentucky where rival Bernie Sanders hopes to extend his winning streak and further delay her clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.Big-name surrogates have been dispatched, television...
Day Wraps Up Players Title
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. * Jason Day wanted to win The Players Championship so badly that he wasn't going to let anything stop him.Not the super slick greens that nearly derailed him Saturday. Not the three muffed chips that turned a potential birdie...
Dutch Holocaust Museum Exhibits Jeroen Krabbe Paintings
AMSTERDAM * More than 70 years after tens of thousands of Dutch Jews were deported and killed by the Nazis, the Netherlands is finally getting a national Holocaust museum.It will be three years before the museum is completed, but on Monday it opens to...
Editorial: Congress Must Take a Stand on War against Islamic State
A lowly Army captain is pressing an issue that members of Congress should have forced long ago. Without the specific authorization of Congress, President Barack Obama is committing battlefield troops and weaponry to fight wars on two fronts in Iraq and...
Editorial: Quality Policing May Not Be a Public Health Issue, but Can Be Life or Death
St. Louis County Circuit Judge Robert S. Cohen recently made short shrift of County Executive Steve Stenger's argument that policing is a public health issue and thus county government can set standards for municipal police departments.Ruling in a lawsuit...
Else for Mon. 160516
Mark Lane * The crusading lawyer for numerous unpopular causes died Wednesday (May 11, 2016) at his home in Charlottesville, Va.. He was 89.The cause was heart disease, said his wife, Patricia Lane.Mr. Lane was best known as an early and persistent skeptic...
Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson Compares the EU to Hitler
LONDON * Ex-London Mayor Boris Johnson has compared the European Union's aims to those of Adolf Hitler, arguing that the 28-nation bloc is creating a superstate that mirrors the attempt of the Nazi leader to dominate the European continent.Johnson, the...
Germany Beats U.S. in World Hockey Tourney
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia * Germany beat the United States 3-2 on a last-minute goal by Korbinian Holzer at the world ice hockey championship Sunday, putting American qualification for the quarterfinals in doubt.However, Finland's 5-0 rout of Slovakia later...
Gordo: Blues Use Depth to Hold off Sharks' Stars
Let's face it, the Sharks have the star power in the Western Conference finals.Jumbo Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture and the mountain man, Brent Burns ... those guys are something. There are some huge, talented and heavily...
Hochman: Moose, Special Teams Help Blues Swipe Win
The Blues sure gave them 40 minutes of hell though that doesn't have quite the same gravitas in hockey as college hoops.In Sunday's second period, the Blues were outgunned, outmanned. Outnumbered, outplanned. It was hard to watch. It was weird to watch....
How Good Is Your Child's Day Care? A Rating System May Soon Offer Answers in Missouri
A controversial Missouri ban on a rating system commonly used by many states to evaluate and improve child care quality is expected to be lifted.It's a move proponents say will pave the way for the state to compete for millions of dollars of federal...
How St. Louis Area Members of Congress Voted the Past Week
How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted in the week of May 9- 13.HousePainkiller, heroin crisis * The House on May 12 voted, 413-5, to authorize a $515 million budget through fiscal 2021 for grants to help communities address a national epidemic...
Israeli Leader: Iran Mocks WWII Holocaust, Prepares Another
JERUSALEM * Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II, and he said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for...
Kenseth Wins Close Race at Dover
DOVER, Del. * Matt Kenseth held off Kyle Larson in a thrilling run down the stretch to win a wreck-filled race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.Kenseth snapped a 17-race winless skid with his 37th career victory and denied Larson his first win."I...
Law & Order
FRANKLIN COUNTY > SUV crash kills 1, injures 5 * Brandy King, 29, was killed and four other passengers and the driver were injured when an SUV veered off Highway N and crashed into trees about 3 p.m. Saturday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.King,...
Letters to the Editor, May 16
Daily fantasy sports designed to create real-time gamblingVirtually a nonentity in 2012, by 2015 daily fantasy sports was the largest advertiser in the United States. But by the end of 2015, daily fantasy sports was the subject of investigations by the...
Messenger: Story of St. Louis Soldier's Dog Tags Turns Full Circle
For Peter Van Pelt and many Europeans like him, honoring fallen American soldiers who died on foreign soil while defeating Hitler's Third Reich is a lifelong quest."It is important for us Europeans to honor those people who gave their lives in the Second...
Missouri Lawmakers Endorse Restrictions to Public Records
JEFFERSON CITY * The Missouri Legislature this session voted to curtail public access to some public records that lawmakers have sought to seal for years.Some police body camera footage, agricultural data and criminal records would become closed records...
Mizzou Football Expected to Add Sooners Trasfer
COLUMBIA, MO. * The Missouri rushing attack and return game were among the nation's worst last year, but the Tigers might have found a two-for-one deal to solve both problems. Oklahoma graduate Alex Ross is expected to transfer to Mizzou after signing...
MLB Notes: Rangers, Blue Jays Engage in Lively Brawl
Rougned Odor's right jab to Jose Bautista's jaw will be remembered for a long time.Perhaps it's a good thing Odor's Texas Rangers and Bautista's Toronto Blue Jays have played for the final time this regular season. As for the playoffs, well, that would...
MLB Roundup: Pirates Ruin Lester's Gem, Top Cubs
Starling Marte singled with one out in the seventh to end Jon Lester's no-hit bid, then scored on Jung Ho Kang's double to put Gerrit Cole and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates ahead to stay in a 2- 1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.Kang added...
Molina's Pinch-Hit Double Helps Cards Avoid Sweep
LOS ANGELES * The decision that determined the game was one the Cardinals forced Los Angeles' dugout to make.In the seventh inning Sunday of a tie game "locked horns," as manager Mike Matheny called it he had two pinch-hitters ready to face Dodgers...
Mon BLUES
The day before Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, Blues captain David Backes joked that "when we screw up, that's what 'Ells' is for."It was no joking matter Sunday when San Jose tried to break open the game in the second period. But as Backes...
Mon NBA
Toronto fans chanted 'We want Cleveland!' in the final seconds. They got it.Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the host Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the conference finals for the first time in...
Mon WARSON
Funny isn't it, how 16 players, four rounds and two days of golf can come down to one hole, one moment, one putt?So it did on a blustery Sunday at Old Warson Country Club. Sam Migdal made a five-foot par putt on the 18th hole, capping an improbable comeback...
Motors Roundup
Wild F1 race ends with record winDutch teenager Max Verstappen stunned Formula One with victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday in Barcelona, taking advantage of a crash by Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to become the sport's...
Nat for Mon. 160516
New Navy destroyer is readyThe Navy will take ownership this week of the Zumwalt, its largest and most technologically sophisticated destroyer, built in Bath, Maine. Sailors' uniforms and personal effects, supplies and spare parts are being moved aboard...
On More Than One Issue, GOP's Trump Sounds like a Democrat
NEW YORK * As Donald Trump tries to charm Republicans still skeptical of his presidential candidacy, he has a challenge: On several key issues, he sounds an awful lot like a Democrat.And on some points of policy, such as trade and national defense, the...
Peep for Mon. 160516
New series on NBCNBC announced its new lineup on Sunday, Post-Dispatch TV critic Gail Pennington reported at stltoday.com/tubetalk.New for fall are dramas "This Is Us," from Dan Fogelman ("Crazy, Stupid, Love"), in which "seemingly disparate people's...
Poletsky, Mildred Weiner Died May 13
Poletsky, Mildred Weiner died May 13, 2016.Beloved wife of the late Richard Poletsky (Professional Engineer) for 46 years; dear mother of Sheila (Eric) Glazer and Rhonda (David) Banford; loving grandmother of Craig Varusa, Alyssa and Caitlin Banford;...
Post Impeachment, Brazil's Road Ahead Filled with Challenges
SAO PAULO * To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement.Brazil's acting president must fight the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects and has ravaged thousands of families in poor northeastern states. He must rescue...
Power Play Helps Blues Sink Sharks
The talk coming into the Western Conference finals between the Blues and the Sharks was about power plays, specifically San Jose's power play, which has been an extremely potent commodity. The Sharks came into the series with goals on 31 percent of their...
Print Only: Education Digest 5/16
SCHOLARSHIPS > National Merit winners announced * The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the second group of high school seniors who have been awarded scholarships this year.About 2,500 seniors nationwide were chosen to receive the $2,500 awards....
Sports Digest: Fake Bomb Delays End of Premier League Season
A security blunder at Manchester United prevented the English Premier League from completing the season Sunday, with a fake bomb spotted inside Old Trafford only discovered to have been left from a terror exercise long after the game against Bournemouth...
Sumner Alumni Drum Line Doesn't Miss a Beat at Sunday's Annie Malone May Day Parade
ST. LOUIS * Walter Evans, 49, spent four mostly happy years of his childhood living in Annie Malone Children's Home until it was OK for him to return to his family when he was 11.A few years after that, he said a second blessing happened in his life....
Suspect in Police Shooting Dead, FBI Agent Wounded after Southern Illinois Shootout
A week-long manhunt for a man who wounded a central Illinois police officer ended Sunday morning in a shootout in the Shawnee National Forest that left the suspect dead and an FBI agent wounded.The agent was taken to a hospital in St. Louis with what authorities...
Wildwood Unconvinced as EPA Moves to Shrink Superfund Site
Anyone can email comments on the EPA's plan to delist the Callahan subsite from its National Priorities listto price.laura@epa.gov by May 18.1970s: Russell Bliss dumps toxic waste from major corporations across Eastern Missouri, including on roads, in...
World for Mon. 160516
Islamic State on run in cyberspace, U.S. saysThe U.S. diplomatic point man in the fight against the Islamic State group said Sunday that the extremists had been losing control over territory and that "this perverse caliphate is shrinking." Brett McGurk,...
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