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Articles from May 26, 2016

11 States Sue over Obama's School Transgender Directive
AUSTIN, Texas * Texas and 10 other states are suing the administration of President Barack Obama over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.The lawsuit announced...
Athletes of the Week for May 26
LaJarvia BrownAlton track and fieldThe Texas A&M-bound Brown closed out her outstanding Redbirds career with state titles in the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles. She set the state meet triple jump record with a leap of 42 feet, 1.75 inches. That shattered...
Bartley, Elizabeth Gray 100
Bartley, Elizabeth Gray 100, passed away the morning of May 19, 2016, in the Manor Grove Nursing Home in Kirkwood, Missouri. She was born to Campbell Bartley and Julia Mosley Bartley on February 9, 1916, in Fulton, MO. She was the sister of Mary Schmitt,...
Baseball Roundup
Freeburg 8, Highland 6 * Freeburg scored all eight of its runs in the fifth inning and then held on to beat Highland, the defending Class 3A state champion, 8-6 in a 3A regional semifinal game on Wednesday at Glik Park in Highland.The Midgets (23-9)...
BlueNotes: Time off Is Seen as Good for Elliott
SAN JOSE, CALIF. * A rested Brian Elliott returned to the Blues' net for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday against San Jose.Elliott had had five days off since his last appearance, a 3-0 loss to the Sharks in Game 3. He had lost his last...
Blues' Banner Season Ends on a Flat Note
SAN JOSE, CALIF. * This might have been one of the Blues' best seasons in franchise history, certainly in the last 15 seasons, but like all of the others, it ended in disappointment Wednesday night in San Jose.The Blues played far into the spring calendar,...
Blues' Offense Struggled throughout Series
SAN JOSE, CALIF. * There are a lot of ways to advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Failing to score a lot is not one of them.A goalie can steal you a series, but San Jose's Martin Jones did not steal the Western Conference finals for the Sharks. He made...
Business Digest
Wentzville supplier park back on track * After a delay of almost a year, work has begun on a mammoth warehouse and subassembly facility near the General Motors Co. assembly plant in Wentzville."It's full speed ahead," Chad Meyer, president of NorthPoint Development,...
Cameroon Teen Escapes Boko Haram after Raid
TOUROU, Cameroon * A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped with her 1- month-old baby by Boko Haram from her home in northern Cameroon 18 months ago, taken to Nigeria, married off to an extremist fighter and then trained to be a suicide bomber.Last week she...
Cardinals Notes: Cards Prepare for Carpenter's Paternity Leave
The Cardinals began preparing Wednesday to be without Matt Carpenter for several games as their All-Star leadoff hitter attended the birth of his and his wife's first child.Carpenter notified manager Mike Matheny early Wednesday morning that "things...
Cardinals Slug Away, Rally, and Still Finish Short of Cubs
As they recovered from an odious early inning for a just-missed- it finish, the Cardinals did enough well Wednesday against the archrival Cubs to have a game play out exactly like they hope their season won't.The Cubs, as they have in the standings,...
Carr Square Residents Vent Anger at City over Planned Homeless Shelter
ST. LOUIS * Both city officials and residents agree: Nobody wants a homeless shelter in their neighborhood.So why does a new one have to be added near Carr Square, within a mile of four other existing homeless centers, about three dozen residents demanded...
Cavs Rout Raptors to Take a 3-2 Series Lead
LeBron James scored 23 points then grabbed a seat, Kevin Love scored 25, and the Cleveland Cavaliers unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 on Wednesday night.Back...
Centene Plans Offices and More in Clayton Expansion
Offices, a corporate training center and auditorium, corporate lodging, store space and parking garages comprise Centene Corp.'s expansion project in Clayton."Extraordinary landscaping" and "architecturally distinct buildings" will be included in the...
Chief Justice John Roberts Speaks on Diversity, Consensus
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. * U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday that building a consensus among the justices was important, although he acknowledged that he couldn't do it on his own.Roberts' comments at The Greenbrier resort...
Cubs 9, Cardinals 8 (Box Score)
CUBS 9, CARDINALS 8 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Fowler cf 4 1 1 1 1 2 .319Heyward rf 5 1 1 2 0 2 .217Bryant lf 3 2 2 3 1 1 .279Rizzo 1b 4 0 0 0 1 0 .234Zobrist 2b 5 1 3 2 0 1 .346La Stella 3b 2 0 0 0 2 2 .299Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000Grimm p 0 0 0 0 0 0...
Deaths Elsewhere
Yang Jiang * The renowned Chinese writer known for her prolific output and marriage to an equally famous author, died Wednesday (May 25, 2016) at age 104, state media said.Ms. Yang died at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, according to...
Depth Has Carried Penguins against Lightning
PITTSBURGH * Sidney Crosby is in no mood to get caught up in his own personal narrative, the one eager to attach whatever happens to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday against Tampa Bay to the superstar's legacy.Forget...
Duchesne Rolls to Another State Tournament Berth
ST. CHARLES * The players for St. Charles West took it upon themselves to organize a Wednesday morning practice, because they knew they had to prepare as well as they could for the game awaiting them several hours later. Then, when that Class 2 quarterfinal arrived,...
Eagles of Death Metal Soar during Pageant Concert
The tongue-in-cheek Eagles of Death Metal soared into the Pageant on Tuesday night, continuing a series of homecoming shows and their first run of U.S. dates since experiencing the unthinkable.It was the California garage-rock band whose November show...
Editorial: Clinton Has Only Herself to Blame for Email Debacle
Hillary Clinton seemed to have everything going for her as the Democratic presidential front-runner. Everyone knew there would be hurdles along the pathway to the presidency, such as her handling of the attack on the U.S. consular compound in Benghazi,...
Editorial: Stenger Says Blues Got Ahead of the Puck on New Practice Facility
As a general rule, when a private business mentions the phrase "public-private partnership," and the public partner has only a vague idea of what the private partner is talking about, red flags should start flying.So it was Monday when the St. Louis...
Father Charged in Killing of His Infant Son in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * A man shot and killed his 8-month-old son while aiming for the infant's mother after she said she wanted a divorce, police said in court documents charging the man with first-degree murder and other crimes Wednesday.Diata R. Crockett, 34,...
Female CEOs See Pay Rise, but Numbers Remain Small
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of the largest companies are run by women, and experts say gender parity at the top remains way off.The median pay...
Garvey, Sister Mary Ellen
Garvey, Sister Mary Ellen, OSU also known as Alice L. Garvey, died peacefully at St. Andrew's at Francis Place in Eureka, Mo., on May 19, 2016. The daughter of John Garvey and Ellen O'Neill Garvey, she was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Credit River Township,...
Gift Cards, Wedding Presents, Shampoo: State Audit Finds More Than $100,000 of Iffy Spending by Ex Chief of Fox Schools
* Critchlow used district credit cards on $100,000 in dubious purchases* She submitted some of those credit card expenses for personal reimbursement* She twice hiked her salary without approval; family members benefitted financiallyA state audit of the...
Grichuk Has Third Straight Multi-Hit Game
Randal Grichuk's third straight game of two hits Wednesday marked the first time in his three seasons with the Cardinals that he had put together that many multi-hit games in succession in regulation length games.The only other time he had three consecutive...
Groups Say GOP Convention Protest Area Could Foster Clashes
CLEVELAND * Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing that it restricts their free-speech rights and sets up the possibility...
Hip Hops
From our blog on the St. Louis beer industry. stltoday.com/hip- hopsA Bud without buzz * A nonalcoholic version of Budweiser dubbed 'Prohibition Brew' is launching in Canada this week to appeal to drinkers who want their hops without a buzz.Labatt Brewing,...
Hochman: Sharks Put Blues to Bed
SAN JOSE, Calif. * They'll call this a six-game series, but the sixth meeting of the Blues and Sharks wasn't really a game, for a game implies two teams actually were playing the sport and competing against one another.Still not sure what the Blues were...
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center Expands with $2.4 Million Gift to House Head Start Classrrooms
With the help of an anonymous $2.4 million donation, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in East St. Louis is growing to accommodate the area's youngest children.Officials from the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville...
Joe's St. Louis
IT'S ALL ABOUT U-MAN * Records are meant to be broken, and John Ulett may have done just that.When the "U-Man" signed on Wednesday morning to spin classic rock at KSHE-95, it was the 40th anniversary of Ulett becoming a jock at the station.And that might...
Kirkwood Admits Missteps as Vianney Stands Firm in Dispute over Field Lighting
KIRKWOOD * This city's top administrator apologized Wednesday for "misinformation" that allowed St. John Vianney High School to install outdoor lighting that shines too bright for city codes as part of the school's controversial athletic field.Vianney's...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Woman slain, man wounded * Keyla Eberhart, 21, was fatally shot and a man with her was wounded about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in an attack on the parking lot of a liquor store at Natural Bridge and North Euclid avenues, police said.Eberhart, of...
Local Digest
JEFFERSON CITY > Opening date set for state park * A new state park in southeastern Missouri is set to open July 30.Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday announced Echo Bluff State Park's opening in Shannon County. The park was previously called Camp Zoe, but...
Louisville Judge Clears Way for Confederate Monument Removal
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * A judge cleared the way Wednesday for the removal of a 120-year-old monument to Confederate soldiers that sits near the University of Louisville.A group of residents and the Sons of Confederate Veterans opposed removing the 1895 stone...
Meramec Caverns Likely to Remain Closed for Holiday Weekend
Check out Rolla's Fugutive Beach and other stunning I-44 attractions at stltoday.comOutdoor opportunities for the traditional start of the summer season will not include tours of Meramec Caverns on the coming holiday weekend.Barring a last-minute reprieve...
Missouri Insurance Regulator to Bar Certain Aetna-Humana Plans
Deciding that a merger between Aetna and Humana would hurt consumers, Missouri's top insurance regulator has issued a preliminary order that bars the companies from offering certain plans if they complete the $37 billion deal announced last summer.The...
Mizzou Title IX Office Joins Softball Investigation
COLUMBIA, MO. * As the University of Missouri's investigation of its softball coach now extends beyond the athletics department's scope, Ehren Earleywine has taken measures to address the behavior that put his job in jeopardy.Earlier this spring, Mizzou...
MLB Notes: Nationals' Harper Gets 'Mental Day Off'
Nationals' Harper gets 'mental day off'Slumping Nationals slugger Bryce Harper was out of the starting lineup for Washington in a 2-0 loss Wednesday against the visiting New York Mets.He grounded out as a pinch hiter in the eighth inning.With Harper...
MLB Roundup: Freese Powers Pirates
Freese powers BucsDavid Freese hit a long two-run home run to cap a four-run fifth, Sean Rodriguez also homered and the host Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.Freese, the former Cardinal from...
Mother of Metro East Boy Killed in 1972 Applauds Appeals Court Ruling in Case
BELLEVILLE * A mother whose 1-year-old son died of internal injuries more than 43 years ago is hoping a recent appeals court ruling will finally put her former boyfriend on trial.A first-degree murder charge against Gary A. Warwick, 65, now of Portage,...
Murray Rallies Again to Win in Five Sets at French Open
PARIS * As if ordering room service, Andy Murray's latest unheralded French Open tormenter requested that a can of Coke and a Mars bar be brought to him right there on Court Philippe Chatrier for sustenance during their five-setter.Truth is, it was Murray...
NFL Notes: Patriots Join 'Deflategate' Battle in Court
Pats join court battle in latest on 'Deflategate'The New England Patriots joined the latest "Deflategate" appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and...
No Time to Lose on Shackling Reform
Despite high hopes for reform legislation, Missouri remains one of a shrinking number of states where it is legal to automatically shackle children in juvenile court. This practice leads to cruel absurdities. While adult defendants, no matter what their...
Notre Dame Continues Magical Run, Reaches Final Four with Win over DuBourg
For Notre Dame junior Sam Amezcua, it was all about chemistry.Midway through the soccer season, the talented forward had to miss five games due to academic issues."I was OK in most of my classes," Amezcua recalled. "But chemistry just killed me."She...
Obama, Abe Heed Politics of Contrition on Hiroshima Visit
SHIMA, Japan * Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rejected on Wednesday the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama's historic trip to Hiroshima later...
Oberlin, Robert E. Sr. Mr. Oberlin Passed Away on Wednesday
Oberlin, Robert E. Sr. Mr. Oberlin passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Aldersgate Retirement Community, Charlotte, NC. Born on February 15, 1924, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret Oberlin of St. Louis, MO. He survived his first wife,...
Old Monroe Mayor Resigns, Pleads Guilty in Drunk-Driving Case
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * The mayor of the Lincoln County town of Old Monroe has pleaded guilty to felonies stemming from a drunken- driving crash last summer in St. Peters a conviction requiring him to resign from the part-time elected post.The defendant,...
One Charged in Downtown St. Louis Carjack-Killing
ST. LOUIS * Hours after charges were filed Wednesday against one of two men accused of carjacking and killing Brandi Hill, friends, family, and supporters gathered downtown near the spot where she was killed to pray and to call for an end to violence."Everybody's...
Ortiz: Disappointing Finish for Blues Players
SAN JOSE, Calif. * The wait continues, ending another season in painful disappointment for long-suffering Blues' fans. The men in the BlueNote sweaters feel your pain.It is, after all, their pain, their livelihood, their careers.There will not be a championship...
Ortiz: Sharks Dominated Most of Series with Blues
SAN JOSE, Calif. * The wait continues.There will not be a championship parade down Market Street for the Blues this year. Heck, there won't even be a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.The Blues' thrilling and truly inspiring march toward the finals was...
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS to Open Rock & Brews Restaurant in Chesterfield
Paint your face white and black and get ready to rock and roll (and eat) all night. Rock & Brews, the restaurant concept that counts rock superstars Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS among its founding partners, will open this fall in Chesterfield."This...
Reprieve from Roadwork Coming over Memorial Day Weekend
Most roadwork will stop at noon Friday and resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Missouri Department of Transportation said.But work will continue on and around the Boone Bridge. One westbound lane of Highway 40 (Interstate...
Series Preview: Cardinals at Nationals
SCOUTING REPORT * The Nationals held the Cardinals to six runs in a three-game sweep in St. Louis four weeks ago. Washington's 2.86 team earned run average is the second best in the majors behind only the Chicago Cubs, and the Nats are first in strikeouts...
Sports Digest: Tyson Assails Olympic Boxing Proposal
Tyson assails Olympic proposal on boxingA proposal to let professional fighters compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is "ridiculous" and "foolish," former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson said Wednesday.In Beijing to promote professional boxing in China,...
STLFC Ties Conference-Leading Vancouver
St. Louis FC coach Dale Schilly didn't spend a lot of time on tactics during his halftime talk Wednesday in his team's United Soccer League game against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton.No, this game was about...
St. Louis Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay $46.5 Million in Latest PCB Lawsuit
ST. LOUIS * A jury on Wednesday awarded $17.5 million in damages to three plaintiffs and assessed $29 million more in punitive damages against Monsanto and three other companies in a suit here alleging negligence in the production of PCBs.The 10-2 verdict...
Surgant Sr., John M. Beloved Husband of the Late Evangeline A. (Angie) Surgant; John Sr. Departed This Life at Age 87 on May 24
Surgant Sr., John M. Beloved husband of the late Evangeline A. (Angie) Surgant; John Sr. departed this life at age 87 on May 24, 2016 in the full faith, hope and trust in the Holy Trinity after long illnesses. A devoted and caring father, professional...
Tennis Preview
As fans were arriving Tuesday for Lindbergh's Class 5 sectional baseball game against Jackson, there also was some practice activity going on next to the fields as Flyers tennis players were on the courts preparing for the Class 2 state team tournament.Lindbergh...
'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing' Takes Place Sunday for the 100th Time
INDIANAPOLIS * The Indianapolis 500 has outlasted two world wars, the decline of the automobile industry, a bitter split in open- wheel racing and more death than anyone cares to recall.The Greatest Spectacle in Racing might as well be called the Greatest...
The Looming Threat to Your Health
Do you want to know what the future of health care could look like? You should pay attention to a little-known yet hugely important event taking place in St. Louis on Thursday. But don't expect a rosy vision what you'll actually see is terrifying.The...
Thursday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING7 a.m. Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix, practice, NBCSN1 p.m. Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600, practice, FS12:30 p.m. XFINITY: Hisense 300, practice, FS14:30 p.m. XFINITY: Hisense 300, final practice, FS16 p.m. Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600, qualifying,...
TSA Chief: Help Is on the Way to Address Long Airport Lines
WASHINGTON * The Transportation Security Administration will add 768 screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season, the agency's chief...
U.S. Men's Soccer Team Gets a Win vs. Ecuador
FRISCO, Texas * Darlington Nagbe scored his first international goal on a 90th-minute volley, and the United States beat Ecuador 1- 0 in a Copa America tuneup on Wednesday night.The U.S. defeated a South American team for just the third time in 21 tries...
U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner Says She Is 'Encouraged' by Trump's Prospective Supreme Court List
WASHINGTON * U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, who has expressed reservations about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, said Wednesday she is "encouraged" by what she heard from Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees.Speaking after...
Vokhgelt, Max Roy Age 24
Vokhgelt, Max Roy age 24, passed away on May 24, 2016 in St. Louis, MO. He was born in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio State University Hospital on June 9, 1991. He attended JCC for preschool and then attended the Bexley Schools until his graduation 2009....
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1857SCOTTS ARE FREEDDred and Harriet Scott appear in St. Louis Circuit Court and are formally freed by Judge Alexander Hamilton. He takes a job as a porter at a St. Louis hotel, where he becomes a celebrity of sorts.EVENTSGYPSY CARAVANWhen...
World Briefs
Ukrainian pilot is freed from RussiaDuring the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her flinty defiance. On Wednesday she made a celebrated return to the...
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