St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 2, 2016

Across the Region, Absentee and Early Voting Is Brisk with Election Day Now Less Than a Week Away
MAPLEWOOD * On Tuesday afternoon, a week before Election Day, the line outside the St. Louis County absentee ballot center in the Deer Creek shopping center was about 70 deep, with wait times to vote clocking in at around 45 minutes.It is crunch time...
Alabama Tops First Playoff Rankings, Texas A&M Is Fourth
Texas A&M was ranked fourth behind Alabama, Clemson and Michigan in the season's first College Football Playoff rankings.The Aggies (7-1) surprisingly were a spot ahead of unbeaten Washington on Tuesday in the first of six selection committee rankings....
Art from the Oven a Cake Collaboration
It's more than just a cake. It's art.The cake-decorating members of the St. Louis Cake Artists are Botticellis of butter, Fabergs of fondant, Seurats of sugar.They even use the language of art. Ask Liz Kraatz her specialty, and she will say, "I sculpt....
Big Newspaper Deal Falls Apart as Gannett Gives Up on Tronc
USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major daily newspapers, after determining that the terms of the deal were not acceptable.Tronc said earlier...
Blue Jackets Rally to Defeat Stars inOT
Sam Gagner tied it with 16 seconds left in the third period and Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime, lifting the host Columbus Blue Jackets over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 36 shots for Columbus, and Nick Foligno also...
Blues Rotten to the Core in 5-0 Loss in Big Apple
NEW YORK * Forget about the lack of scoring. What was that?The New York Rangers had already been shown to be one of the better teams in the NHL this season, leading the league in goals per game at almost 4.The Blues, who score about that many per week,...
Business Digest
SSM Health to increase its minimum wage * SSM Health said Tuesday that it is bumping up its minimum wage to $11 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2017, across its four states of operation. The change will affect about 1,100 workers across Missouri, Illinois,...
Class-Action Suit Says Maplewood's Fees Violate Rights
A class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges that the city of Maplewood violates the U.S. Constitution by requiring defendants to pay cash to recall their arrest warrants.The lawsuit was filed by ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit law group behind several...
Cubs Romp in Game 6, Force Deciding Game vs. Indians
CLEVELAND * The wait is over. Almost.For a World Series that has featured a franchise that hasn't won since the year Babe Ruth died and another since Babe Ruth turned 13, there has been no guarantees, no lead taken for granted, no outcome a given. Until...
Digest: Woods Now Says He Will Return in December
Woods now looking at December return to golfTiger Woods said Tuesday he is playing his Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas the first week of December, which would be his first competition in more than 15 months if he follows through with it.Woods left...
Editorial: For Congress from the 2nd District, Bill Otto
Seeking a third term, Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner of Ballwin is playing the equivalent of football's "prevent defense." Having won handily in 2012 and 2014 and again facing an underfunded Democratic opponent, Wagner is sitting on a presumed lead.Incumbency...
Editorial: What's in It for the Public in Underwriting Private Development?
This summer, the St. Louis Development Corp. was presented with a report that said $709 million in local tax revenue wasn't being collected because of all the development incentives the city issued between 2000 and 2014. The SLDC said it might have to...
For-Profit College Chain with St. Louis County Campus Closes
BRENTWOOD * Employees at Missouri College, a for-profit school in Brentwood, were given notice at a meeting Tuesday that the school would be closing immediately.Multiple employees confirmed the closure to the Post-Dispatch.The announcement comes a few...
Gasoline Pipeline Blast Could Raise Pump Prices in Southeast
HELENA, Ala. * A fatal explosion has shut down a pipeline supplying gasoline to millions of people across the Southeast the second accident and shutdown in two months raising the specter of another round of gas shortages and price increases.It happened...
Halloran, Eric D. 54
Halloran, Eric D. 54, Auburn, Kansas, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Stormont-Vail Health Center. Eric was born October 13, 1962 in Topeka, the son of Loretta (Halloran) and Tony Bivona. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1980....
Hensley, Hawley Head into Home Stretch in Race to Become Next Missouri Attorney General
JEFFERSON CITY * When Missouri voters cast their ballots in the race for attorney general, the results will carry some historic overtones.If Democrat Teresa Hensley wins, she will be the first woman to hold the office in Missouri. If Josh Hawley is victorious,...
Homeowner, Confronted in His Garage, Fatally Shoots Two in South St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * A homeowner working in his garage Tuesday afternoon shot and killed two armed intruders who had demanded the man's pickup, police said.St. Louis police Capt. Mary Warnecke said the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m. in 4100 block of Taft...
Howell North Knocks off Defending Champion Howell
Howell North knocks off defending championThe soccer teams from Francis Howell and Francis Howell North met three times this season.All were competitive, back-and-forth 1-0 contests that could've gone either way. But all three went in favor of Howell...
If Clinton Wins, More in GOP Say No to 9 on Supreme Court
WASHINGTON * The Supreme Court has existed with its full complement of nine justices for close to 150 years, no matter who occupied the White House. Now some Republican lawmakers suggest they would be fine with just eight for four years more rather than...
Iraqi Forces Edge into Mosul, Major Urban Warfare Lies Ahead
BAZWAYA, Iraq * Iraq's special forces fought their way into the outskirts of Mosul on Tuesday, taking its state television building despite resistance by Islamic State fighters that is only likely to stiffen when combat reaches the inner city.It was...
La Russa Sees Echoes of 2011 in Cleveland's Relief
CLEVELAND * As former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has been making recent rounds in the Arizona Fall League, he has heard from a lot of scouts and peers about how familiar Cleveland's aggressive use of the bullpen looks.He, after all, started it,...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Two wounded, 1 escapes shooting * Gunmen opened fire on three women late Monday in the Benton Park West neighborhood, critically injuring two of them. The third woman wasn't hit by any bullets. She ran to hide in a vacant home until police...
Local Digest
ST. LOUIS > Dierbergs workers OK contract * Union employees of Dierbergs supermarkets overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract on Tuesday night.The vote among members of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 655 was 520-107, said union president...
Louisville's Jackson Becoming Big Favorite for Heisman
Lamar Jackson tends to steer clear of the mall these days.Never much for being the center of attention, at least off the field, Louisville's quarterback says he has been laying even lower than usual because when he does go out he often draws crowds."When...
Marinating Salmon in Juice Can Make a Delicious Difference
I try to get fish on my family's table two or three times a week. The research describing the incredible heart and brain benefits to eating fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, is compelling.An extra bonus? Fatty fish is more filling, too, which...
Messenger: Promise of Cherokee Street Offers Prism for St. Louis Transit Plans
Ask Lyda Krewson about expansion of mass transit in St. Louis, and she talks big picture."The proposed Northside-Southside route would connect the most people to the most jobs," says the alderman from the Central West End. Krewson is running for mayor,...
Mizzou's Beisel Savors New Opportunity
COLUMBIA, MO. * Barry Odom couldn't promise Eric Beisel a starting position or significant playing time when Missouri's football season began, but he had a job for the junior linebacker.When the Tigers walk out of the locker room to run onto Faurot Field...
Nation Briefs: Maine Boy Accused of Killing Parents Will Remain in Custody
Teen held in parents' slayingA 17-year-old Maine boy charged with killing his parents in their home is going to remain in custody.A judge on Tuesday ordered a psychological examination for Andrew Balcer, who's charged with two counts of murder.Police...
NBA Roundup: Irving Leads Cavs Past Rockets
Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 32 points and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers remained undefeated, beating the visiting Houston Rockets 128-120 on Tuesday night.Kevin Love scored 24 points while LeBron James added 19 points and 13 rebounds...
NFL Notebook: Chiefs Place Charles on IR
Chiefs put Charles on IRChiefs running back Jamaal Charles was placed on injured reserve after developing some swelling in his surgically repaired right knee, leaving Kansas City perilously short of depth at the position.The four-time Pro Bowl running...
Nicklaus: Dose of Democracy Will Be Good for Corporate America
Imagine if ticket-splitting were outlawed on Election Day. Choosing a Democratic ballot to vote for Hillary Clinton would preclude you from voting for any Republican, including your nice neighbor who's running for dogcatcher.Sound like a system straight...
Notre Dame Is Women's Preseason No. 1; MU Ranked
UConn isn't No. 1, Notre Dame is for the first time in 15 years, and Missouri starts the season ranked for the first time since 1984.Those headlines from the Association Press preseason women's basketball poll released Tuesday point to a season that...
NTSB Probing 2-Bus Baltimore Crash That Killed at Least 6
BALTIMORE * A school bus was blocks away from its first stop Tuesday morning when it rear-ended a car and then ricocheted off a roadside pillar into an oncoming commuter bus. The pre-dawn accident killed at least six people and injured 10, authorities...
Ortiz: When You've Waited This Long, What's One More Day?
CLEVELAND * This is the way it was meant to be. It's how you would have scripted it before the season if you knew the Cubs would face the Indians in the World Series.After waiting a combined 176 years since their last World Series titles, what's another...
Pakistani Gang Rape Victim Walks the Fashion Runway
ISLAMABAD * Gang-raped and paraded naked in public 14 years ago, Mukhtar Mai walked the fashion runway during Pakistan's fashion week on Tuesday.A red-carpet reception in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, attended by the country's fashion elite,...
People: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey Finalize Divorce
Cannon-Carey split is finally legalAttention ladies of Howard University: Nick Cannon is officially eligible.The actor-musician, 36, and his ex, pop diva Mariah Carey, 46, finally signed divorce papers after splitting up in 2014, according to tabloid...
Pietrangelo Injured but Finishes Game against Rangers
NEW YORK * With under 20 seconds to play in the first period Tuesday, Blues goaltender Jake Allen came up with a breakaway save on New York's J.T. Miller. But the play did not end well for defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.Pietrangelo, coming from an angle,...
Race Tightening, Trump Goes Hard after 'Obamacare'
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. * With just a week to go and the race for the White House tightening, Hillary Clinton with help from President Barack Obama unleashed a fresh offensive Tuesday against Donald Trump and his comments about women. Trump strove to...
Slay Talks Up MetroLink Expansion as He Takes Top Transit Official on a St. Louis Tour
The head of the Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday toured neighborhoods where a proposed Northside-Southside MetroLink expansion would run, a top priority of Mayor Francis Slay as his tenure winds to a close.Last month, Bi-State Development was...
Some like It Hot! Cheesecake, That Is. Trust Us and Try It!
Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.The first time I made this recipe, I pulled it out of the oven and set it on the counter to cool. The plan was to chill it overnight in the refrigerator. But my dear...
Special Request: Veal Risotto's Magic Happens in Braising Sauce, Chef Says
Q * Lorenzo's veal risotto is exceptional. Lyna Colombo, St. LouisA * When chef and restaurant owner Larry Fuse and his then-fianc and now-wife, Maureen, opened their restaurant in 1999, Lorenzo's Trattoria was the "new kid on the Hill." Back then,...
Spotanski's Late Goal Lifts Fort Zumwalt Past St. Dominic
O'FALLON, Mo. * Fort Zumwalt South soccer coach Jim Layne could sense something was amiss as his team warmed up for Tuesday's Class 3 sectional soccer showdown at tradition-rich St. Dominic."I could tell everyone was a little too tight," Layne said....
St. Louis County Judge with Consistently Low Ratings Seeks Third Term
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Twice before, Associate Judge Dale W. Hood received dismal ratings from a judicial review committee but won retention anyway to the St. Louis County bench. He goes before the voters Tuesday with the lowest score in the state.Yet his...
St. Louis County Voters Getting New Type of Mailings with Polling Place Information
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Registered voters across St. Louis County are getting a different kind of polling place notification in the mail in the run-up toward next week's election.County election officials have replaced the traditional pre- election postcards...
St. Louis Zoo-Museum District Not Interested in Charging Out-Of- Town Visitors
A proposal to charge admission to visitors from outside the city and county at four St. Louis attractions was turned away by the Zoo- Museum District Board on Tuesday.Former board Chairman Ben Uchitelle asked the group to pursue changes in statute to...
Subject of St. Louis Police Chief's Blog Complaint Is Acquitted
ST. LOUIS * A teenager who was the subject of a blog post by St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson criticizing judges for being too lenient on defendants charged with gun crimes was acquitted by a jury Tuesday.Armond Calvin, 18, was charged with unlawful...
Support Amendment 3 to Expand Pre-K Education
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." That's Proverbs 22:6. No matter your particular faith or belief system, those are words we all know to ring true. Children are our most precious resource. And...
Take Back Missouri Government by Approving Amendment 2
The recent headline on the front page of the Post-Dispatch said it all. The source of millions of dollars in "dark money" funding one of our state's candidates for governor was "still undisclosed." The news was as unsettling as it was predictable and...
Tigers, Martin Come Up Big Down the Stretch to Knock off O'Fallon
BELLEVILLE * Edwardsville's Kate Martin found words hard to come by. It's a good thing for her that she let her play do the talking.Martin pounded down 18 kills, including the final three of the match, as Edwardsville won a marathon back-and-forth contest...
Ugly Roots, Beautiful Taste
It's easy to root for root vegetables.They are the underdogs of the culinary world, the downtrodden and forgotten in a world of shining stars. They will never be fashionable, never hip. They will not achieve the fleeting popularity of quinoa, farro,...
U.S. Auto Sales Drop 6 Percent despite Discounts, GM off 1.7 Percent
DETROIT * U.S. auto sales fell an estimated 6 percent in October despite increased consumer discounts on many popular models, as the trend toward pickups and SUVs continued, automakers and WardsAuto reported on Tuesday.WardsAuto, an auto industry publication,...
Vashon Looking Forward to Rematch with Miller Career; Triad Goes to the Air
They call him "Twin" but Charvon Lewis didn't look like anyone else Friday night.Unless that someone else was leaving a defense in his dust.A senior running back for the Vashon football team, Lewis rushed for 211 yards and scored six touchdowns as the...
Wednesday's Sports on the Air
BASEBALL7 p.m. World Series: Cubs at Indians, KTVI (2), WXOS (101.1 FM)BASKETBALL7 p.m. NBA: Bulls at Celtics, ESPN9:30 p.m. NBA: Thunder at Clippers, ESPNFOOTBALL6:30 p.m. College: Toledo at Akron, ESPN2GOLF2 p.m. College: East Lake Cup, Match Play,...
'We've Returned to the Stone Age': Quake Levels Italian Town
CASTELLUCCIO DI NORCIA, Italy * Some houses are collapsed outright, pancaked piles of stones and plaster. Some are cracked open neatly, exposing living rooms frozen in time.The central Italian mountain village of Castelluccio di Norcia, among the most...
What's Cooking: Cook First Learned at Mom's Restaurant
Jean Millner's mother, Iris Oventrop, cooked both at home and at Bellefontaine Towers, her Overland restaurant that opened in the 1970s. "She never let me help her in the kitchen because she feared I would mess something up," Millner says, "but after...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1942LEGAL FIRSTDorothy L. Freeman is the first black woman to become a lawyer in Missouri and St. Louis.HEADS UPOPEN ENROLLMENT ADVICEWith the open enrollment period for the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace under way, Legal Services...
Williamson, Janet Janet Elizabeth Williamson (Nee Reinhardt)
Williamson, Janet Janet Elizabeth Williamson (nee Reinhardt), age 83, died peacefully at home in St. Louis on October 30, 2016. Survived by daughters Catherine (Paula Gianino) and Sherry, and granddaughters Elizabeth and Katherine. Preceded in death...
Wine Finds: Lebanese Wine from Eco-Friendly Ixsir
When you think of the world's best-known wine regions, Lebanon may not be on the top of your list. However, this Middle Eastern country is one of the world's oldest sites for wine production. Although most of Lebanon's wineries stopped production during...
World Briefs: Brazil Grotto Collapse Kills 10 Worshippers and Injures 4
At least 10 killed in grotto collapseThe partial collapse of a grotto in central Brazil killed at least 10 people during a religious celebration and injured four others on Tuesday, officials said.The Tocantins state fire department said about 50 worshippers were...
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