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Articles from June 26, 2016

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2016 Top Workplaces
TOP LARGE COMPANIES (500 OR MORE EMPLOYEES)Rank Company Founded Sector Locations Employees1 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis 1914 Nonprofit 1 1,2362 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties 2002 Agents / Brokers 10 5893 Edward Jones...
About 1969, America 'Found Its Soul,' Author Says
The subtitle of this extensive oral history of the late '60s and early '70s pretty much says it all:"Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost its Mind and Found its Soul."For her look at a time that many of us recall as experience...
Accounting Firm Anders Embraces Openness, New Ideas
When Dave Finklang decided to leave his old accounting firm, he figured the only way he'd have the leeway to take his career in the direction he wanted was to start his own practice.He wanted to focus on serving St. Louis's burgeoning startup companies...
Aisha Sultan: Mother of Transgender Daughter Confronts Her Haters
Julie Williams and her daughters had enjoyed a casual lunch and were strolling along the Delmar Loop when she heard a startling comment."You need ISIS," a street preacher called out to her, she said.She had heard the group of three young men spewing...
Along for the Ride: A Street Closes Downtown, New Chain of Rocks Bridge Sought
Add the chunk of 17th Street between Washington Avenue and St. Charles Street to the list of closed streets in St. Louis.Shutting down the one-block stretch so a developer can use it for parking and a dog park spurred much opposition from downtown residents...
A Look at the Blues' 2016 Draft Picks
FIRST ROUNDNo. 26: Tage ThompsonPosition * CenterTeam * University of Connecticut (NCAA)Shoots * RightHeight, Weight * 6-5, 1852015-16 statistics * 36 games, 14 goals, 18 assists---SECOND ROUNDNo. 35: Jordan KyrouPosition * CenterTeam * Sarnia (OHL)Shoots...
Arizona, Coastal Carolina Win
OMAHA, NEB. * Bobby Dalbec pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Zach Gibbons drove in three runs and Arizona beat Oklahoma State 5-1 on Saturday to advance to the College World Series finals.The Wildcats, who forced a second Bracket 1 final by beating...
Ask the Road Crew: Paving Plans for Laclede Station Road, Work on Big Bend over 270
Chat with Andrew Gates of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Steve Runde of the St. Louis Streets Department 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...
As Region Struggles with Heroin Epidemic, NCADA Employees Feel Sense of Duty
As area communities have struggled to combat substance abuse, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, or NCADA, feels a sense of duty to address addiction issues more than ever.The St. Louis region has increasingly seen heroin destroy lives and...
At Home: Poet Laureate Fills University City Home with Memories, Collections
In a small house of memories already made, and the raw materials from bolts of African fabric to unfinished notebooks for more still to come, lives one of St. Louis' first couples of the arts.He's the serenely poised and mellifluous-voiced Michael...
Bailon: St. Louis Workplaces Get Top Marks
The Post-Dispatch can prove that the St. Louis region has many great places to work because their employees have told us so.The annual Post-Dispatch 2016 Top Workplaces special section, which has expanded to more companies this year, is published in...
Bassett, Shirley Martin a Longtime Clayton
Bassett, Shirley Martin a longtime Clayton, MO resident and wife of prominent businessman Robert M. Bassett, died on June 21, 2016 at age 92. Born Shirley Frances Martin in St. Louis, she was raised in New Orleans, LA where she graduated from the Louise...
Bell Wins Rain-Delayed Truck Series Race at Gateway
Christopher Bell took the inside path on a restart with two laps to go and was able to hold off fellow rookie Ben Rhodes to win the third annual Drivin' for Linemen 200 late Saturday night at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.It was the first...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended June 19
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended June 19.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "End of Watch" * Stephen King2. "Tom Clancy Duty and Honor" * Grant Blackwood3. "Foreign Agent" * Brad Thor4. "Here's to Us" * Elin Hilderbran5....
Big Muddy Blues Festival's 2016 Lineup Goes All Local
The Big Muddy Blues Festival, St. Louis' long-running blues event, is going all local for 2016.The 21st Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival, taking place Sept. 3-4 throughout Laclede's Landing, will feature more than 45 St. Louis- area acts.Among the names...
Blues Put Focus on Forwards on Second Day of Draft
BUFFALO, N.Y. * As they left the First Niagara Center Saturday afternoon, the Blues must have felt like they forget something.Like a defenseman.The Blues typically walk away from the NHL draft with a puck- moving blueliner, usually from one of the first...
Boosting Curb Appeal Is First Step for Selling Your Home
Q * I'm considering selling my home. What steps should I take to prep before putting it on the market?A * One of the top reasons a home does not sell is because of curb appeal, according to the National Association of Realtors. Buyers are not as likely...
Born a Slave, He Became a 'Mexican' Millionaire
William Ellis had an apartment on Central Park West and a Wall Street office. His frequent trips to Mexico City were by first- class rail.He corresponded with President Teddy Roosevelt. He hobnobbed with Mexican dictators. He did, or tried to do, deals...
Brexit Vote Hardly a Harbinger of U.S. Presidential Election
DENVER * The politics behind the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sound awfully familiar to the politics that have propelled Donald Trump to the Republican presidential nomination.But before saying the victory by the "leave" side is...
Britain, EU at Odds over Timing of Divorce Talks
LONDON * The European Union wants a quickie divorce, but Britain wants time to think things over.Senior EU politicians demanded Saturday that the U.K. quickly cut its ties with the 28-nation bloc a process Britain says won't begin for several months...
Britain's Leaving the EU. What Should I Do with My Money?
As many people around the world are trying to wrap their minds around what just happened in Britain, you may also be wondering "What does the Brexit mean for my money?"If you are worried about your 401(k), take heart. Most experts say you shouldn't rush...
Cameron Crowe Brings the Music in Showtime's 'Roadies'
Nobody is hotter these days than director and producer J.J. Abrams. But Abrams, fresh off "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," insists on taking a back seat on Showtime's "Roadies," created by his friend Cameron Crowe.Abrams, an executive producer on "Roadies,"...
Cards Rally vs. Mariners but Fall Short
SEATTLE * On the same day the Cardinals decided they needed to head a different direction in the ninth inning, the closer they once had took a win from them.Steve Cishek, not offered a contract by the Cardinals this past winter, continued his summer...
Carr, Gary T. Gary T. Carr
Carr, Gary T.Gary T. Carr, 69, passed away at his home in St. Louis, MO on Friday, June 17th, 2016. He was born in El Reno, OK, on July 25, 1946 to Bobbye and Clay Carr. He's survived by his wife of 31-years, Ann Smith Carr; stepdaughter, Jen Hillebrandt;...
Columbia, Mo., Festivals Turn Town into a Tourist Destination [Corrected 06/29/16]
Over the past 15 years, Columbia, Mo., native David Wilson has seen the town transform from a destination for football and basketball games into a tourist destination for festivals, art, entertainment and dining. "By 1990, most new businesses and hotels had...
Coming Tuesday to DVD: 'Kung Fu Panda 3,' 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'
MOVIES"Eye in the Sky" *** R * 1:42 * Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman are outstanding in this terrific thriller about drone warfare and the moral questions that it raises. With Aaron Paul and Barkhad Abdi. Directed by Gavin Hood. (Calvin Wilson)"Fastball"...
Cosgrove, Sister Beth Sr. Beth Cosgrove at Age 88
Cosgrove, Sister Beth Sr. Beth Cosgrove at age 88, breathed into the fullness of God June 11, 2016 at Resurrection Life Center, Chicago, Illinois. She entered the Franciscan order in 1953 and professed perpetual vows in 1960. She is preceded in death...
Craft Brewers Eye Merger of A-B InBev and SABMiller Warily
As the combination of the world's two biggest beermakers moves closer to completion, craft brewers remain worried about the implications of competing against an even larger rival.The merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, announced last fall,...
Darius Delivers Another Smooth Show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Oh, Darius, you don't disappoint.Three decades can that be possible? since he got his start with Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker is now an established country singer with a string of hits.And he knows the right blend of 30 years of music to...
Digest: U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Begin Sunday
Irving, Barnes fill out U.S. basketball rosterThe U.S. basketball team has its roster for Rio.Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes accepted spots on the team to fill out the Americans' 12-player Olympic squad, a person with knowledge of the details said...
Djokovic Could Face Federer in Wimbledon Semifinals
LONDON * Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are used to facing each other in the Wimbledon final. It won't happen for a third straight year, though.Federer, the seven-time champion seeded No. 3, was placed in Djokovic's top half of the Wimbledon draw on...
Draft of Dems' Policy Positions Reflects Sanders' Influence
ST. LOUIS * A draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions reflects the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign: endorsing steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocating a $15 hourly wage, urging an end to the death penalty.Hillary...
Editorial: Medical Schools Right to Put the Spotlight on Stress
Children don't choose to have asthma or depression, to be obese, hyperactive or abused. But they frequently develop these health problems, and many others, when they are raised in environments with chronic levels of stress.Doctors in training in St....
Editorial: The Unprecedented Outrage over Guns Must Continue
Two remarkable weeks have passed since the mass shooting deaths of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Something is happening here, but as the song says, what it is ain't exactly clear.Will the outrage over the Orlando shooting persist,...
Edwards Wins Pole for Road-Course Race at Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. * Carl Edwards edged AJ Allmendinger to earn the top starting spot Sunday on the road-course race at Sonoma Raceway.Edwards ran a lap at 95.777 mph around the 10-turn, 1.99-mile track in qualifying Saturday to put his Joe Gibbs Racing...
Employee-Led Groups Bring Education, Levity to St. Louis Fed
Theatrical productions, tai chi workshops and the sounds of schoolchildren reciting poetry aren't what you typically find at a bank.But at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis these activities and more can be found throughout the year and help explain...
Employees Need Reasons to Stay
A stronger economy is good news for workers, who have more employment options than they did in the wake of the recession. But business leaders are likely to face some daunting HR challenges in 2016 if they haven't already. Those who aren't doing everything...
European Markets Hit the Panic Button over Brexit
When world stock markets went into panic mode on Friday, it was interesting to see where the selling was heaviest.It wasn't in London, where Thursday's British vote to leave the European Union will have the greatest effect. The London stock market fell...
Family Affair at Draft
Over the final six rounds of the draft on Saturday, there were 24 players chosen with family ties to current or former players.Ottawa used the 42nd pick to select Jonathan Dahlen, whose father Ulf played 906 games spread across five teams. Buffalo used...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Seeing Shapes * Shapes are one of the basic elements of art, and they can be found in much of the artwork in the museum's collection. Spot the shapes in the paintings and sculptures in the galleries, then create your own art inspired...
Fluri, Pauline B. (Nee Bangert)
Fluri, Pauline B. (nee Bangert), died peacefully at the age of 93 on Thur., June 16, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Clifford Edward Fluri; dear mother and mother-in-law of Gene (Marcia Hart) Fluri, Tom (Jeanne) Fluri and Jim (Kathy) Fluri; dear grandmother...
Frontenac Teen, 13, Lost 40 Pounds to Get Better at Sports
A few years ago, Curt Hastie, now 13, became increasingly interested in sports. But he felt like his weight was holding him back. In January, he weighed 178 pounds and was ready for a change.Today, the Frontenac teenager is 135 pounds and 5 feet 2 inches tall...
Gangs Suspected in Fatal Shooting in Fort Worth Dance Studio
FORT WORTH, Texas * Officers were preparing to make arrests in connection with the suspected gang-related shootings that left two people dead and at least five others injured Saturday morning during an unauthorized party at a Texas dance studio, a police...
Genetic Pesticide: Monsanto, Startups Seek Alternatives to Manage Bugs and Weeds
If not treated, the invasive varroa mite will almost certainly show up in a honeybee hive, latching on to the pollinators, feeding off their internal fluids and threatening to weaken the colony to the point of collapse.Western bees never evolved defenses...
Gerick, Helen Kevlin (Anthony) Helen Gerick Passed Away on June 1
Gerick, Helen Kevlin (Anthony) Helen Gerick passed away on June 1, 2016, at the age of 89.She resided in Sun City West, AZ. She was born in Richmond, VA on October 26, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty two years, Steve Gerick. She...
Golf Roundup
PGA Tour cancels GreenbrierThe PGA Tour says the Greenbrier Classic scheduled for next month has been canceled because of the devastating flooding in West Virginia.The tournament had been scheduled for July 7-10. Tour officials say the Old White TPC...
Goodwin, Bridget Mary (Nee O'Sullivan) 86
Goodwin, Bridget Mary (nee O'Sullivan) 86, Thursday, June 23, 2016, of St. Louis. Beloved wife of the late Don Kelso Goodwin, Sr., of St. Louis; dear mother of Kevin Goodwin of Seattle, Kathleen (John) Butler of St. Louis, Don (Roxanne) Goodwin, Jr....
Gymnastics Trials Notes: Brooks Overcomes Muscle Issues
Chris Brooks keeps a record of what he eats and drinks every day down to the number of carbohydrates he consumes "to make sure I feel the same every day."He broke from his usual plan the day before the start of the Olympic Trials on Thursday at Chaifetz...
Health Events
Medicare Questions Answered * Make an appointment with a staff member from CLAIM, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program. A representative from CLAIM will be at the library Wednesday afternoons to assist you with Medicare questions. 2 to 3:30...
Hey, Marie Kondo, What's So Life-Changing about Tidying Up?
When I mention that I read both of Marie Kondo's books "The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up" (2014) and "Spark Joy" (2016) detailing her very detailed and laborious method of tidying up, and then downloaded the audio books so that I could listen...
Hochman: At Fantasy Camp, Fans Live the Dream
The soles of my cleats are pressed upon the evergreen mattress that is the outfield, this heavenly anti-stress, as I am living the dream of so many St. Louisans at Busch Stadium, playing baseball, patrolling the former workspace of "Jimmy Baseball."Suddenly,...
Home and Garden Events
Faust Historic Village Open House * Experience St. Louis County as it was a century ago as the historic homes in the village will be open for free tours. Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions about the structures, as well as the...
Horrigan: Most Americans Lack Confidence in the Newspapers They Don't Read
The Gallup poll reported this month that only 1 in 5 Americans say they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers. What are we to make of this news, particularly as you're reading it in a newspaper?What is it they don't have confidence...
How Top Workplaces Are Identified 2016
To produce the annual list of Top Workplaces, the Post-Dispatch partners with WorkplaceDynamics, a survey firm based in Exton, Pa. We launched the process early this year by inviting readers to nominate local employers.Participants allowed WorkplaceDynamics...
Hummel: Is Kershaw as Good as Gibson?
Los Angeles Dodgers lefthander Clayton Kershaw, on his way to having the most magical season by a pitcher since perhaps 1968, will make his 16th start of the season Sunday night at Pittsburgh. In his first 15 starts, he is 11-1, having given up 70 hits...
Hurley Leads Els by Two at Congressional
BETHESDA, Md. * Billy Hurley III relied on his experience as a Naval officer to stay focused during a bogey-free round in the Quicken Loans National. Only a few times did his mind slip away.Hurley couldn't help but drift away from golf when he made the turn...
Kaufmann, Richard C. on Tuesday
Kaufmann, Richard C. On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Richard Kaufmann joined his childhood sweetheart and first wife, June; his dear daughter, Cindy; his most beloved son, Billy, whose death broke both Rich's heart and his spirit; and many dearly loved family...
Larry Watson Delivers Unconventional Western
Yes, in "As Good as Gone," author Larry Watson gives readers a Western, starring an old-fashioned cowboy. But the pickup truck on the book's cover alerts readers that they're riding into a nontraditional Western.It unrolls in 1963, in Montana. There,...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Two drown in Meramec River * The bodies of two teens were found late Saturday night in the Meramec River at Castlewood State Park several hours after they had gone in for a swim. Two males, 19 and 17 years old, entered the river near...
Letters to the Editor, June 26
Power of the pen fuels interest in candidates' gun stancesAfter reading and reflecting on the June 17 editorial on the front page of the Post-Dispatch ("Now is the time") and continued on the editorial page, I came to a deeper realization of the need...
Local Artists Challenge Bad Rep of Street Art with Flood Wall Mural
ST. LOUIS * A slew of graffiti tags cover the flood wall along Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, south of the Gateway Arch. "Scribble scrabble," artist Dustin Gravitt calls it.Down the road, Gravitt and other painters are hard at work, transforming a stretch...
Longstreth, Joseph G. "Joe" May 22
Longstreth, Joseph G. "Joe" May 22, 2016. Born January 11, 1928 to Ethel Mae Pratt Longstreth and Clarence F. Longstreth Joe graduated from Maplewood High in 1945 and attended Washington University the same year. He served in the U.S. Army for 18 months and...
Many Experienced GOP Strategists Unwilling to Work for Trump
WASHINGTON * Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing...
Many Look for Ways to Honor Orlando Victims at St. Louis PrideFest
On a shady lawn in the corner of St. Louis PrideFest on Saturday, people stopped to sign their names on a 6-by-6-foot cloth panel spread across a table. Their signatures filled the blank spaces surrounding 49 brightly colored squares stitched onto the...
Mariners 5, Cardinals 4 (Box Score)
MARINERS 5, CARDINALS 4Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Carpenter 2b 4 0 1 0 1 0 .296A.Diaz ss 4 1 1 3 1 1 .306Holliday dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 .248Piscotty rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .293Moss 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .251Peralta 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .231Molina c 4 0 2 0 0 0 .261Pham cf 3...
Marsh, Richard Graham 80
Marsh, Richard Graham 80, of Town and Country, MO passed away peacefully on June 12, 2016, with family at his bedside. Mr. Marsh is survived by his beloved wife Sharon Griffin Marsh (nee Humberg) of 14 years and proceeded in death by his first wife Dorothy...
Martin, Steilyn Gray at the Age of 35
Martin, Steilyn Gray at the age of 35, passed away suddenly in a car accident on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Beloved husband of Stacey Lynn Martin (nee Harrison); loving son of Molly Martin and Stephen Sexauer; dear son-in-law of Steven and Patty Harrison;...
McClellan: Case of Who Shot Frankie B. Phillips Plays out like a Blues Song
Geraldine Jackson was born 60 years ago in the Mississippi Delta town of Rolling Fork, a birthplace also claimed by Muddy Waters. Geraldine was one of eight children and was unofficially adopted by a childless aunt and uncle. She was raised on their...
Messenger: Ramadan Helps Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide
Nearly every day since the Orlando shooting, I've received at least one email saying something hateful about our Muslim neighbors.It would be an easy thing to ignore people say vile things in email and on social media all the time were it not for the...
Miriani, Judith "Judy" Anne 78
Miriani, Judith "Judy" Anne 78, of High Hill, Missouri was born on Sunday July 4, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of John and Gertrude (nee: Lieser) Winkler and passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Judy graduated...
Miserable at Work? Blame the 'Boss from Hell'
Are we, as American workers, mainly a bunch of disengaged drones, dragging ourselves through the day, doing the job but not caring much about it?There is reason to think so.Gallup, the big research and consulting company, periodically polls 81,000 Americans...
MLB Notes: Rose Enters Reds Hall of Fame
Rose goes into Reds Hall of FamePete Rose joked about his hair and his age. He reminisced about all those wins with the Big Red Machine. There was one thing that the hits king was determined not to do when he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds' Hall...
MLB Roundup: Marlins Rally to Beat Slumping Cubs
Marlins rally to beat slumping CubsJustin Bour and Giancarlo Stanton each drove in three runs, Paul Clemens got his first big league win in more than three years and the Miami Marlins erased an early deficit to beat the visiting Chicago Cubs 9-6 on Saturday.Bour...
Mom of 10 Promotes Fitness and Beauty in One Scoop a Day
GreekGirl Beauty Protein Founder * Kathryn Sansone Family * Husband Jim, married 30 years; children Jimmy, 28; Conrad, 27; Nikko, 25; Lan, 24; Stefan, 23; Sophia, 21; Anthony, 18; Carmen, 16; Mia, 13; Marco, 10 Home * Frontenac Age * 54 What she sells...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneyLocal job growth to slow * The St. Louis area has had faster job growth than the nation in recent months, but a leading economic forecasting firm doesn't expect that to last.IHS...
Nation Briefs
California fire burns 150 homesA voracious and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 150 homes and the toll may rise, fire officials said Saturday.The tally rose from 80 homes as firefighters began going through neighborhoods to count houses...
New Rules Likely to Force Some Payday and Title Lenders out of Business
Gale Wessling is in a business that consumer groups demonize. He runs four Community Quick Cash payday loan shops in the St. Louis suburbs.Consumerists denounce the payday business for locking financially strapped people in a cycle of high-interest debt.But...
Notebook: Boyd Feels Right at Home in Truck Race at Gateway
Six years ago, the Boyd family of Creve Coeur took a chance.With their son Spencer enjoying considerable racing success with 12 World Kart Association championships, parents Paul and Bonnie elected to leave their family, friends and home in Creve Coeur...
Notebook: Chase Format Will Add Late-Season Drama for Trucks
Using the overwhelming success of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format introduced in 2014, NASCAR announced in January that the Xfinity and Truck series would also implement a playoff system for the first time this season.The seven-race Chase will...
Ortiz: Raisman Looks for Repeat Trip to Oympics
By 9:30 p.m., Grandma was usually tired and ready to go to bed while the rambunctious kids in the next room carried on loudly. She could often hear superstar Simone Biles and former Olympic all- around champion Gabby Douglas clearly through the thin...
Ouch! Flu Spray Fails Again, Panel Urges Shot Instead
NEW YORK * The nasal spray version of the annual flu vaccine failed to protect kids again last year, the latest in a string of failures that has prompted an expert panel to recommend that doctors stop giving it to patients.Health officials reported this...
People
Jeff Gordon may join Kelly Ripa on 'Live'Jeff Gordon is open to succeeding Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa's new "Live" co-host so long as he could continue his new job as a NASCAR analyst.Gordon is calling his final race of the season Sunday for Fox Sports...
Picture Books Celebrate Immigrants, History and Families
By Jody Mitori / Special to the Post-DispatchAs the Fourth of July approaches, a new picture book shares a timely message about U.S. history. Faith Ringgold, a 1992 Caldecott winner for "Tar Beach," emphasizes the importance of learning about different...
'Queer' Is Still Derogatory to Many, but More People Are Embracing the Word as Their Identity
For those of a certain age, the word "queer" evokes painful memories of growing up feeling different than most everyone else.But today, especially among young people, queer is often used as an umbrella term for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,...
Ragouzis, William Billy "William" Ragouzis
Ragouzis, WilliamBilly "William" Ragouzis, born on June 25, 1930, passed away peacefully on Father's Day, June 19, 2016. Loving husband of the late Cora Ella "Coby" Ragouzis (nee Miller); proud father of sons Gregory, Michael (Susie), Andrew, and daughter...
Robotic Surgical Assistant Helps O'Fallon, Mo., Girl Get Her Life Back Sooner after Brain Surgery
In November, a scan revealed why Payton Tindall, 14, was having migraines. She had a brain tumor, and it was growing. She was scheduled for surgery in February to remove it.The surgery was going to involve shaving part of her head and opening her skull,...
Rosenthal out of Role as Closer
SEATTLE * After several weeks of insisting and believing that Trevor Rosenthal could "get right" while still pitching in the ninth inning, the Cardinals told their All-Star closer Saturday that they were changing their approach.He'll still get work....
Russell, Catherine Marie (Nee Kreps) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church
Russell, Catherine Marie (nee Kreps) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, entered eternal life on June 22, 2016.Catherine was 98 years young. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Stephen Russell, beloved mother of the late Raymond Joseph,...
Search Goes on for Lincoln County Woman; Recorder Captures Sounds of an Assault
LINCOLN COUNTY * The recovered digital device of a missing woman recorded sounds of an assault, but no trace of her was found after a full day's search, a spokesman said Saturday.Lt. Andy Binder of the Lincoln County sheriff's office said investigators...
Seeking Ammunition in His War on the War on Drugs
* A tenacious young activist takes drug task force to court after being barred from a meeting of its executive board* Law enforcement officials say his repeated demands for records are purely political: 'We are not the bad guys'MEXICO, MO. * A smartphone...
Specialists Hope for Shot at Olympic Team
Four years have passed since Alex Naddour was one of three alternates on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team, a distinction he hopes to avoid this weekend by being selected as one of the team's five competitors.Reviewing the progress he had made since going...
Standouts among the Top Workplaces 2016
Several workplace leaders and organizations merit special recognition. They scored highest among their peers in key categories used to rank the Post-Dispatch Top Workplaces. The special award recipients were chosen based on standout scores for employee responses...
STLFC Gets Helping Hand in Another Home Win
A sellout crowd like Saturday night's might be one of the reasons St. Louis FC has yet to lose a United Soccer League home game this season.It also helps when visiting teams hand out victories.A hand ball in the box by Portland Timbers 2 led to a penalty kick...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING10 a.m. NHRA: Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, FS1Noon IndyCar: Road America Grand Prix, NBCSN2 p.m. Sprint Cup: Toyota/Save Mart 350, FS12:30 p.m. IndyCar: Indy Lights Series: Road America, NBCSNBASEBALLNoon Cubs at Marlins, MLB3:10...
Sweet! Electrical Trick May Lead to Less Fat in Chocolate
NEW YORK * New research suggests candy companies may be able to make lower-fat versions of chocolate candy with a little electrical trick.By running liquid chocolate through an electric field, researchers were able to make it flow more easily. And that...
Tap Dancers Cast a Jazzy Spell in '42Nd Street'
At the Muny, some people who want to avoid traffic leave before the show is quite over. But with "42nd Street" on stage, do yourself a favor: Stick around.That way, you'll get to see the dazzling finale that director/ choreographer Denis Jones dreamed...
Team-by-Team Selections - Nhl Draft
ANAHEIM1. (24) Max Jones, LW, London (OHL)1. (30) Sam Steel, C, Regina (WHL)3. (85) Joshua Mahura, D, Red Deer (WHL)4. (93) Jack Kopacka, LW, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)4. (115) Alex Dostie, C, Gatineau (QMJHL)7. (205) Tyler Soy, C, Victoria (WHL)ARIZONA1....
The Wheels Are Turning Once Again for the Jayhawks
The Jayhawks are one of the great Americana bands, though over the years that label indicative of a loosely defined mix of roots- rock, folk and country influences has become too restrictive. Let's just call them one of the great American bands.Last...
Ticket Tracker
* Junior Brown, 10 p.m. Saturday at the Beale on Broadway, $25. bealeonbroadway.com* AWOLNATION, July 19 at the Pageant, canceled. ticketmaster.com* James Durbin, 8 p.m. July 31 at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, $10-$12 with $20 VIP available. ticketmaster.com*...
TV Review: CBS' 'American Gothic' Is a Clunker
Here's a disappointment: CBS' new "American Gothic" is not in fact a resurrection of 1995's "American Gothic," which aired on the same network.That horror drama, produced by Sam Raimi and starring Gary Cole as a Southern sheriff who was apparently Satan,...
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