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Articles from August 9, 2016

9 Guitars, 22 Songs and Another Solid Show from Country Star Brad Paisley
If country fans want to go straight by the numbers for Brad Paisley, here are some to consider.He's been a headliner for 10 years; he played nine (I'm pretty sure) different guitars; and he sent thousands of fans home happy Sunday night after his show...
A Homeless Shelter North of Downtown Eases into Business, with Overnight Stays Promised Soon
ST. LOUIS * The first order of business on Monday was to discourage the media from calling this old public market on North Tucker Boulevard a homeless shelter. When fully functional, it will operate 24 hours a day.The operators of Biddle House prefer...
A Profile in 'Courage': What Trump Sees as His Finest Hour
Without him, we are all toast. So says Donald Trump. "Nobody knows the system better than me," he asserted in accepting the Republican Party's nomination for president, "which is why I alone can fix it."What does Donald Trump know that others don't know?...
Aquarium Planned for Union Station in Downtown St. Louis
A rope bridge suspended over a shark tank is among features of a $45 million aquarium a developer plans to open in late 2018 at Union Station in downtown St. Louis.Construction of the St. Louis Aquarium in what had been Union Station's shopping mall...
BenFred: New Mizzou AD Checks All the Boxes but One
If all athletics directors were as wonderful as their rsums made them sound, the search-firm racket that shuffles them from job to job wouldn't have enough upheaval to profit.That doesn't mean the hustle that so many universities so gladly pump their...
Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Popular Grand Teton Soak Spot
MOOSE, Wyo. * A parasitic amoeba that causes deadly brain infections has turned up in a warm spring in Grand Teton National Park, prompting a warning Monday for anybody intent on soaking in the popular pool: If you absolutely must take a dip, try not...
Business as Usual for Mizzou Defensive Line
COLUMBIA, MO. * Don't feel sorry for Jackie Shipp.Sure, Missouri's new defensive line coach lost two former starters the day before preseason camp began, but when he walked into his team meeting room the next day he was surrounded by more talent than...
Business Digest
Wal-Mart buys e-commerce startup * Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Monday it will buy online retailer Jet.com for about $3 billion. The deal is Wal-Mart's biggest yet in a five-year e-commerce acquisition spree, as the world's largest retailer tries to...
CARDINALS 5, REDS 4 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 5, REDS 4Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Hamilton cf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .255Cozart ss 5 1 2 2 0 1 .265Votto 1b 5 0 1 1 0 0 .288Duvall lf 2 0 0 0 2 1 .239Phillips 2b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .279Schebler rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .189Suarez 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .241Barnhart c 3...
Cardinals Notes: Peralta Adjusting to Being Back at Shortstop
Jhonny Peralta started 147 games at shortstop for the Cardinals last year, the most by any player at any position on the team. He made his sixth start of this season there Monday night.When spring training began, Peralta was to be the club's shortstop...
Clinton Attacks Trump Economic Proposal
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. * Hillary Clinton offered a simple reply to Donald Trump's economic address Monday: "Don't let a friend vote Trump."At a rally in St. Petersburg, Fla., Clinton said the plans Trump outlined earlier in Detroit would push the country...
College Football Notes: O'Connor Is Favored in Michigan State QB Battle
O'Connor appears to lead QB race at Michigan StateMichigan State coach Mark Dantonio is being cautious with his comments about his team's quarterback situation. But it's easy to read between the lines.Tyler O'Connor and Damion Terry are listed together...
Complexity Makes Airline Computer Systems Vulnerable
DALLAS * Twice in less than a month, a major airline was paralyzed by a computer outage that prevented passengers from checking in and flights from taking off.Last month, it took Southwest days to recover from a breakdown it blamed on a faulty router....
Continuity Key for Cutler, Bears Offense This Season
BOURBONNAIS, ILL. * In his first seven seasons in Chicago, quarterback Jay Cutler went through five offensive coordinators.Adam Gase was No. 5 on that list one that included Mike Martz in 2010 and '11. When Gase left for Miami to become the Dolphins'...
Deaths Elsewhere
Edward Daly * The Roman Catholic bishop who tended victims of Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday killings and became a defining image of the massacre has died at age 82.The Catholic Diocese of Derry said Bishop Daly died peacefully on Monday (Aug. 8, 2016)...
Deja Vu for U.S. Men's Gymnastics, Which Finishes 5th
RIO DE JANEIRO * It was 2012 all over again for the Americans on Monday in the Rio Games.Just as in London, they followed a great performance in the preliminaries of the team competition with a terrible start to the finals and finished fifth."In a lot...
Digest: Janney Makes U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame
Janney picked for U.S. Hockey Hall of FameFormer Blues forward Craig Janney, longtime high school coach Bill Belisle and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey team are this year's inductees into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.The class was announced by USA Hockey...
Editorial: Don't Shut out Retirees in Bid to Secure Social Security Online Site
The Social Security Administration has created a potentially huge but avoidable problem for millions of account holders in an overzealous attempt to fight computer hackers. As of this month, online users have been required to own a cellphone, register...
Editorial: Post-Ferguson, Some Successes, More Challenges
In October 2014, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant, then-president of the business group Civic Progress, told us: "Ferguson is the fracture point that fundamentally changes St. Louis, or else everything crystallizes and nothing changes. In our lifetime, you might...
Federal Judge Orders Records Involving St. Louis Officer Charged with Murder to Remain Sealed
ST. LOUIS * A federal judge ordered Monday that records remain sealed in a shooting that led to a first-degree murder charge against former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley.Included are police car dashboard video, audio recordings and reports...
Gordon: Mediocrity Is Enough for Cards to Contend
Here is what the Cardinals have accomplished during the first two- thirds of the regular season: They didn't surrender.Unlike several National League rivals most immediately the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers in the Central Division they haven't...
Homeowner, Suspect Killed in St. Charles County Home Invasion
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * A homeowner and a man who allegedly invaded his home here early Monday were killed in gunfire that also wounded one of the owner's sons, police said.Officials identified the resident who died as Daniel Patrick Donovan, 53, and the...
Illinois Football Practices Get under Way
BELLEVILLE * Austin Firestone doesn't have a helmet yet, but he'd have a helmet sticker if it were up to his teammates.A senior soccer player at Belleville West, Firestone ended his first-ever football practice with back slaps and bear hugs after he came...
Japan's Emperor Suggests He Would like to Abdicate
TOKYO * Japan's emperor expressed concern Monday about fulfilling his duties as he ages, in a public address that was remarkable for its rarity and for its suggestion that he would like to abdicate."Fortunately I am now in good health. However, when...
Joe's St. Louis
LIFE OF BRIAN * Former KMOV (Channel 4) news director Brian Thouvenot has taken a position with Catholic Charities of St. Louis, as its new chief development officer."His extensive media experience and passion for the Catholic faith will be a tremendous...
Kansas Waterslide Remains Closed amid Probe of Boy's Death
KANSAS CITY * Kansas City, Kan., police said Monday night that a boy who died while riding the 168-foot-tall Verruckt water slide at the area's Schlitterbahn water park on Sunday had suffered a neck injury.Caleb Schwab, 10, was with two women who were...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Two shot, one dies, outside mortuary * One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon near the Reliable Funeral Home, in the 3900 block of Washington Avenue, officials said. Police did not release details. Witnesses...
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 9
Burning of vacant buildings gets little government responseIn "Vacant building fires up significantly this year as neighbors worry for their safety" (Aug. 6), I was shocked to see the systematic burning of 148 buildings in St. Louis. As a resident of north...
Madison County Veterans' Official Says His Ban from County Property Is Unconsitutional
MADISON COUNTY * The superintendent of the Madison County Veterans' Assistance Commission, Bradley Lavite, claims in a federal lawsuit that his constitutional rights are violated by an order barring him from county offices including his own.The federal...
Mizzou Hires San Diego State's Jim Sterk as AD
COLUMBIA, Mo. * The University of Missouri has an athletics director. And he'll come without an interim tag.San Diego State University athletics director Jim Sterk will take over as Missouri's new AD on Sept. 1, San Diego State announced Monday. The...
MLB Notes: Giants Manager Bochy Admitted to Hospital
San Francisco manager Bochy admitted to hospital in MiamiThe San Francisco Giants say manager Bruce Bochy was admitted to a Miami hospital after falling ill and would miss Monday night's game against the Marlins.The Giants did not specify what sent the...
MLB Roundup
Travis has 4 hits, Jays beat RaysDevon Travis had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the host Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Monday.Edwin Encarnacion hit his 299th career home run as the...
MLB Roundup: Giants' Crawford Has Seven Hits in 14-Inning Win
Giants' Crawford has seven hitsBrandon Crawford became the first major league player in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, putting the visiting San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8- 7 victory over the Miami...
Nation Briefs
Alabama judge faces trial over ethics complaintAn Alabama state judicial panel refused on Monday to dismiss an ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, saying that Moore will go to trial in September on accusations that he urged 68 probate...
New Coach, Solid Returning Core, Give Civic Memorial High Hopes
BETHALTO * There's a new era underway at Civic Memorial High.Coach Mike Parmentier has taken over the reigns of a team that carries high hopes into the upcoming season."I'm really excited," Parmentier said. "We had some good numbers on the first day....
NFL Notes: Browns Name Griffin Their Starting QB
Griffin named Browns' No. 1 QBDespite spending an entire season on Washington's bench, quarterback Robert Griffin III never doubted he'd be a starter in the NFL again. His belief became reality Monday, when Cleveland coach Hue Jackson said "it's time"...
Olympic Notes: Australian Women Win Rugby Gold
Australian women win rugby sevens debut goldAustralia absorbed the expected early battering from New Zealand before winning the first Olympic gold in rugby sevens with a 24-17 victory in the women's final Monday night.Rugby is back in the Olympics for...
On Eve of Ferguson's Anniversary, Bishop Braxton Says Catholic Church Needs More Connection to Black Struggles
SHREWSBURY * The Roman Catholic church is too timid and too silent about the racial inequalities that make African-Americans suffer, Bishop Edward Braxton of the Belleville Diocese argued in a speech Monday night that was critical of but hopeful for...
People
Bow Wow bowing out of rapRapper-actor Bow Wow, aka Shad Moss, sent out tweets over the weekend announcing his retirement from rap 16 years after his start as a hip-hop prodigy."I always said I'd retire from music before 30," Moss, 29, said in one of...
Phyllis Schlafly Loses Trademark Dispute with Nephew's Craft Brewery
Longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has lost her fight to block the maker of Schlafly beer from trademarking the brand's name.The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in a decision last week, sided with the St. Louis Brewery, which applied for...
Police Now Know Uber Driver Who May Have Witnessed Rape
After five weeks, St. Louis police have now identified the Uber driver who may have witnessed a woman being raped in his back seat on July 3.While St. Louis and Uber officials would only allude to possible progress in the case on Monday, the alleged...
Revamping Economic Plan, Trump Vows Tax Cuts to 'Jump-Start' U.S
DETROIT * Promising to "jump-start America" to a new era of prosperity, Donald Trump announced a revamped economic plan Monday aimed at revitalizing a stagnant U.S. economy by cutting taxes for workers and businesses. He assailed Hillary Clinton as a...
Several Dozen Shot Dead in Weekend Protests across Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia * Ethiopian security forces shot dead several dozen people in weekend protests across the country as frustration with the government grows, an opposition leader and Amnesty International said Monday, while hundreds staged a rare demonstration...
Solve Poverty by Writing a Check? It May Not Be So Simple
If the machines take our jobs, we'll need somewhere to turn for support.One old idea, proposed in the 1960s by thinkers ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. to Milton Friedman, is that the government could just write every adult citizen a check large...
Suicide Attack Targets Lawyers at Pakistan Hospital, 70 Dead
QUETTA, Pakistan * Pakistani militants struck at the heart of the country's legal profession on Monday, killing a prominent attorney and then bombing the hospital where dozens of other lawyers had gathered to mourn. The twin attacks killed at least 70...
Top Dirt-Track Racer Bryan Clauson Dies from Crash Injuries
INDIANAPOLIS * Bryan Clauson wasn't a household name and he hadn't yet earned the fame or fortune enjoyed by auto racing's superstars.Cut from the mold of the old-school drivers, Clauson would race anything, anywhere at any time. He was chasing USAC's...
Turkey Detains 10 Foreigners over Suspected Ties to Gulen
ANKARA, Turkey * Turkish authorities have detained at least 10 foreign nationals suspected of ties to a U.S.-based cleric whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup, a senior official said Monday.At least four of them had been formally...
U.S. Men, Women Romp Again in Olympic Basketball
RIO DE JANEIRO * Red, white and blase for one quarter, the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team woke up and won with ease.Shaking off a sluggish, sloppy start and maybe some Brazilian boredom, the Americans regrouped in the second quarter and romped over...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1947INTEGRATION ORDEREDArchbishop Joseph E. Ritter orders the city's Catholic schools to begin admitting black students. White parents protest as classes begin.HEADS UPSIX FLAGS SUPPLY DRIVESix Flags St. Louis joins KidSmart in hosting a...
World Briefs
Charity's Gaza Strip director accused of funneling huge sum of money to HamasThe international charity World Vision said Monday that Israel had accused the charity's Gaza Strip director of funneling what appears to be an impossible sum of money to Hamas.Israel's...
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