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Articles from December 11, 2016

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FLORISSANT > 13-year-old believed to have been kidnapped is found * A 13-year-old girl who was believed kidnapped from school in Florissant last week was found Saturday night.The girl was unharmed, police said.The person police had been seeking in connection...
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Giants' RB Vereen set to play vs. DallasThe New York Giants have activated halfback Shane Vereen off the injured reserve/designated for return list.The Giants announced the move Saturday, a day before their NFC East showdown with the Dallas Cowboys at...
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A total of 32 former "St. Louis" Rams have been on NFL regular- season rosters this season, sprinkled all over the league. Twenty- one have started at least one game.LEGER DOUZABLEBuffalo | DTDidn't look like much early in career with 2009 Rams, but...
7 Things We like and Don't like about the 2017 Grammy Nominations
Grammy producers should have no problem getting viewers to tune in for the 59th annual ceremony Feb. 12, especially to see how the showdown of Beyonc vs. Adele takes shape.Beyonc leads the nominations with nine for her ambitious, genre- spanning "Formation"...
After Frustrating Start, Blues' Fabbri Is Back on Track
ST. PAUL, MINN. * Robby Fabbri doesn't roll his thick, dark eyebrows when the question comes, but those standing by don't need a degree in body language to know that the Blues forward disagrees with the notion.The notion is that since the Blues made...
Aisha Sultan: A Card Game to Boost Your Child's Emotional Intelligence
When I coerced my family to play a new card game designed to nurture our empathy, the first question was: How do you win?"Oh my god, it's not that kind of game," I said.We're a competitive bunch. Let's just say I've been uninvited from some family game...
All-Metro Girls Volleyball Teams
ALL-METRO GIRLS VOLLEYBALL FIRST TEAM Gabby Blossom, junior, St. Joseph'sA Penn State recruit, the 5-foot-9 setter is a two-time All- Metro first-teamer. Blossom's 12.27 assists per set was once again tops in the region and was nearly one assist more...
Along for the Ride: See What You Pay in Transportation Taxes and Fees
Missouri's transportation revenue totaled almost $2.5 billion in fiscal year 2016, and construction contracts are expected to average $800 million a year in the coming years.So it's not a surprise that one of the most frequent questions that Patrick...
Amos Oz Tackles Complex History of Israel, and Bible, in 'Judas'
In Amos Oz's latest novel, set in Jerusalem in 1959, Shmuel Ash is studying the deeply confounding role of Judas Iscariot in the life and crucifixion of Jesus. As most Christians have believed for 2,000 years, Judas was the follower of Jesus whose actions...
Apps Make San Francisco Trip Fun-Filled, Affordable
Napa Valley wineries, hikes through a majestic redwood forest, Alcatraz Island and walking across the Golden Gate bridge all seemed like a daunting itinerary for a three-day trip to San Francisco, but apps came to the rescue.Planning a weekend getaway...
Arizona, Even Depleted, Is Too Much for Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri's strategy made sense against Arizona's depleted lineup.The Tigers went into Saturday's showdown against the country's No. 20 team with a plan to throw every junk defense coach Kim Anderson could find in his tool shed, even a...
As 114th Congress Limped to a Close, Uncertainty Is Ahead
WASHINGTON * The 114th Congress has limped to a close, two years of partisan acrimony punctuated by the occasional burst of bipartisan deal-making in the waning days of Barack Obama's presidency.Ahead is uncertainty, as the GOP prepares to assume monopoly control...
Ask Metro: No Way to Text Security
Chat with representatives from Metro Transit at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to get your transit questions answered at stltoday.com/chat. Here's an excerpt from last week's chat:John T: Why doesn't Metro offer a text option to contact security?Metro:...
Ask the Road Crew: Time to Reopen Blocked Streets in Central Corridor?
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...
At Home: Her Home for the Holidays: Professionally Decorated with a Personal Touch
Last Christmas Jill Wenzel experienced an epiphany. While attending a friend's well-decorated party, she complimented the hostess. "Everything was so beautiful, and she told me the florist had done it all. I thought, 'That's what I can do.'" This year,...
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Bell, Ernest Percy III 98, passed away on November 10, 2016 in Westlake, Ohio. Ernest was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Lynn (nee Berndt). He is the loving father of David C., Victoria M. Hope (deceased), Tracy A. Mason (Bruce),...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Dec. 4
HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Whistler" * John Grisham2. "Cross the Line" * James Patterson3. "Turbo Twenty-Three" * Janet Evanovich4. "No Man's Land" * David Baldacci5. "Two by Two" * Nicholas Sparks6. "Night School" * Lee Child7. "Small Great Things" *...
Beyond 'The Lottery': Biography Tells Fascinating Story of Shirley Jackson
Like her peer, fellow midcentury American writer Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson refused to bow to the conventions of women's writing.But while O'Connor's Southern Gothic literature is firmly established in the canon of 20th-century American literature,...
Bird Is the Word: Dan Martin Celebrates 30 Years of Weatherbirds
What are you usually doing at 6 p.m.? Fighting traffic? Eating dinner? Changing clothes for an evening out?Dan Martin is digging into an hour's hard work. As a rule, it's just about 6 when he starts to draw the Weatherbird, the cartoon that appears each...
Blue Notes: Decisive Wins Have Been Hard to Come by for Blues
ST. PAUL, MINN. * The Blues' 4-1 victory over New Jersey on Friday night was the club's 16th of the season.In an illustration of just how tight the NHL is these days, it was only the fourth time this season the Blues have won by more than a goal without...
Blues Insider: Blues Have an Alternate Theory on Assistant Captains
The NHL is rife with gray areas, as anyone who has sat through a replay review on goalie interference knows. What's a penalty in one case may not be a penalty in another.Here's one thing the NHL is crystal clear on: "A" is for alternate.It says it right...
Boeing Wants to Build Super Hornets in India. Should St. Louis Worry?
The hubbub last week over President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of Boeing and the cost of Air Force One overshadowed a potentially thornier issue for a leader who has pledged to keep jobs in America: Boeing wants to build F/A-18 fighter jets in India.St....
Bored? Game on. We Test 8 Board Games So You Don't Have To
We built railroads, stacked blocks and strapped a "poopy" on our heads. We exploded kittens, told lies and did our best impersonation of a teenage vampire who just ate a garlic hamburger (hey, it was a slumber party dare). We wheeled and dealed for little...
Brown Area at Top of Arborvitae Could Be Tip Blight, Mites
Q * One of my arborvitae trees has a problem. It has developed a brown area near the top of the tree that seems to have expanded in late summer. I cannot reach this brown spot unless I use a ladder, and the tree is on a rather steep hill so I am unable...
CASES 73-75: Seizures Deny Man His Productivity
CASE 73 * Seizures have stolen most everything from M. Each time the 37-year-old finds a job and he desperately wants full-time employment he has lost it due to epileptic seizures. His doctors says he shouldn't even be looking for work until he can...
Champaign Central Downs Chaminade to Take Webster Classic Crown
WEBSTER GROVES * Tim Finke dribbled, stepped to his left and rose up with three defenders around him.A junior guard for the Champaign Central boys basketball team, Finke's jumper was pure as it fell through the net to push the Maroons ahead of Chaminade...
Clif St. James, Known to Many as Corky the Clown, Has Died
"Corky the Clown" is gone.Clif St. James known to countless St. Louis area baby boomers as the big-eared jovial clown who hosted a children's cartoon show for three decades died Friday (Dec. 9, 2016) of pneumonia at St. Luke's Hospital. He was 91.Mr....
Clooney, Vincent P. of St. Charles
Clooney, Vincent P.of St. Charles, MO, died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at the age of 91. Beloved son of the late Patrick and Veronica Clooney; loving uncle of Mary Lee (John) Sonderman, Frances Hahn, Geraldine (the late William) L. Bass, Kathleen (Richard) Anconetani,...
Coach CEO Gives Wash U Students Business Lesson, Subtle Career Advice
The chief executive officer for Coach Inc. gave a class of Washington University business students an opportunity to pitch marketing ideas to an international company looking to reclaim its coveted cool status.But overall the lesson wasn't marketing....
College Football Notes: Army Beats Navy, Snaps Long Slide in Series
Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against Navy, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a 21-17 victory Saturday in Baltimore."We heard for a long time ... about the streak and all that," Army coach Jeff Monken...
Collinsville Retail Holdout from Another Era Is Slipping Away
It is in the lore of our family that nature called urgently one evening upon my then-young father, Louie Gauen, with an amusing result.He knew the friendly folks who ran Campbell's drugstore in Collinsville. More importantly, he knew the precise location...
Colombia's Santos Accepts Nobel, Urges Shift in Drug War
STOCKHOLM * Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of ending a half-century-long civil war.A smiling Santos received his Nobel diploma and gold medal...
Connecting and Challenging Via Comedy: Hari Kondabolu Hits Tough Topics of Racism and Inequality
To make people laugh, comedian Hari Kondabolu hits the tough topics: racism, sexism, politics. "I can't help it," he'll say during his routine. "I'm a killjoy who does comedy."Kondabolu, 34, the son of Indian immigrants, was born in Queens and lives...
December College Graduation Has Its Perks. or Does It?
Graduating college in December has its perks for families who get a reprieve from the parking nightmares and hours-long ceremonies of spring commencement.Plus, the thinking goes, early graduates also get a leg up on the job market.Less than one month...
Digest: St. Louisan Watson Honored by USGA
U.S. Golf Association honors St. Louisan WatsonIn recognition of her more than three decades of service to golf as a volunteer, Town and Country's Jayne Watson will be the recipient of the United States Golf Association's 2017 Joe Dey Award, presented...
Editorial: When Fake News Threatens Lives, Trump Must Take a Stand
Last week's attempted attack by a lone gunman on a Washington pizza parlor is only one of the frightening cases in which people lightly tethered to reality have taken vigilante action in response to fake news. In most cases, fake news does little more...
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Miles Lord * The onetime federal judge in Minnesota, who presided over a number of groundbreaking cases and spoke out against corporate abuses, has died. Judge Lord's daughter, Virginia Lord, said her father died Saturday (Dec. 10, 2016) in Eden Prairie,...
Experts Warn of Mental Health Woes as Wildfires Ravage South
ATLANTA * When U.S. Forest Ranger Jody Bandy confronted the man in the Pisgah National Forest, he said he'd been at the nearby wildfire and "couldn't take it anymore."Then he ran from the officer, tumbling down the mountainside, into the river below...
Ex-Ram Long Finds a Home with Playoff-Bound New England
During the week, Chris Long talked to his old "St. Louis" Rams teammates just like normal."We text a lot a lot of my guys on the D-line," Long said.He approached pregame like any other last Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. Not necessarily looking for anybody....
Fitness Company Owner, Others, Waive Bail Hearing in Kidnapping Case
ST. LOUIS * The owner of a fitness company and three others waived a hearing Friday on whether they could be eligible for bail on federal charges that they kidnapped and tortured a man for ransom.The U.S. attorney's office asked that Todd Beckman, Kerry...
Grammys Get It Right in Country Nominations, Recognizing Plenty of Women
Hello, Brandy Clark.And greetings also to newcomer Maren Morris and regular honorees Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.While the country awards shows still seem to be dominated by men, not so for the Grammys. The nominations were announced Tuesday.For...
Health Events
Healthy for the Holidays * Looking for ways to stay healthy and enjoy your favorite foods this holiday season? Join Amy Bell and Patty Nonnie of St. Louis University's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics for a live cooking demonstration of quick, delicious...
High Insurance Costs Sway Consumers to Consider Alternative Health Coverage Options
As health insurance costs climb, some consumers are turning to alternative products for coverage that can impose strict Christian-based moral expectations and are unregulated in many states including Missouri and Illinois.The alternative coverage may...
Hochman: Barring Big Turnaround, Mizzou's Anderson Needs to Go at End of Season
COLUMBIA, MO * The man looks sad.You catch a glimpse of Kim Anderson, this human droop, and you want to be angry about Mizzou's performances, embarrassed by the thousands of empty seats with a ranked opponent in town, demoralized about how the program,...
Hogs Hide Evidence in Thriller Set in Southern Illinois
The cover of Richard Newman's "Graveyard of the Gods" features a hog. After all, hogs play a big part in this violent thriller.The central character, Gene Barnes, operates a down-at-the-heels hog farm in down-at-the-heel southeastern Illinois, near Carmi....
Home and Garden Events
Gingerbread House Workshop * For those who have always longed to build a gingerbread house but were intimidated by the thought, here is your chance to create a beautiful display for the holidays. They provide all of the supplies and the guidance. You...
How a Juice Franchise and the Boston Celtics Landed St. Louis an Investor in MLS
The ownership group hoping to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis has its roots in smoothies rather than sports.And the SC STL investors may not have found their chairman, former Bain Capital managing director Paul Edgerley, if not for a Boston Celtics...
Investors See Trump as a Phenom but the Season Hasn't Started Yet
Imagine the stock market as if it were baseball, says Joe Terril.It's spring training, and the new phenom, a guy named Donald Trump, is on the roster. He looks like hot stuff. So what if he's 70?The investors in the stands are confident. "It's going...
Klosters Offers Great Alpine Skiing and Royal Connection, Too
KLOSTERS, Switzerland * It's easy to find a beautiful small town hidden away high in the Swiss Alps, one with fine food, challenging slopes and a welcoming, fireside atmosphere.It's not so easy, however, to find one favored by British royals, a place...
Louisville Sophomore QB Jackson Wins Heisman
NEW YORK * Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him.The sensational sophomore quarterback became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy...
Made in St. Louis: Carnivorous Fish, Exotic Hides Inspire Handbag Designer
ALLISON MITCHELLAge * 31Home * Central West EndFamily * Ryan, husband of two yearsWhat she makes * Oversized exotic leather bags crafted from python, crocodile, South African springbok hide and pirarucu, a giant carnivorous fish, priced at $900 to $3,000.How...
McClellan: St. Louis Man Is Dreaming of a Green Christmas
Joe Wilson was born in 1940 in the Missouri Bootheel town of Hayti.He came to St. Louis as a child and he quit school after eighth grade. That wasn't terribly unusual. In the middle of the 20th century, a young man who was willing to work could find...
Member-Meneh Helps Lutheran South to First State Title
Lutheran South senior Leketor Member-Meneh likes winning so much that she doesn't like the first letter in her name."I hate losing," Member-Meneh said. "It's awful. It's never a good thing. It's a big 'L' in your column. My name starts with an 'L' and...
Messenger: Traditions of Christmases Past Connect the Generations
Every year, Christmas reminds me that I am what you might call mechanically challenged.As the son of a teacher and coach, I spent most of my youth on ballfields and basketball courts, and little time in the garage playing with Dad's tools.In fact, we...
Mindful of Amazon, Malls Take the Santa Experience High-Tech
NEW YORK * Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure...
Mistrial in S. Carolina Police Shooting Mystifies Observers
COLUMBIA, S.C. * The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away.But a South Carolina jury was unable to agree on a verdict in one of the nation's ghastliest police shootings, with a...
MLB Notes: Espinosa Goes from Nationals to Angels
Nats send Espinosa to AngelsThe Los Angeles Angels acquired middle infielder Danny Espinosa from the Washington Nationals for two minor league pitchers Saturday night. The Angels sent righthanders Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin to the Nationals for Espinosa,...
MLB Notes: Trade Talks Bothered Pirates' McCutchen
Talks bothered McCutchenMake no mistake, Andrew McCutchen is happy to still be a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But the All-Star centerfielder, who spoke Saturday publicly for the first time since the team openly tried to trade him during the recent...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneyEmerson CEO Farr's pay is flat at $15 million * Emerson paid Chief Executive David Farr slightly less in fiscal 2016, but at $15.1 million he'll remain one of the highest-paid...
Nation Briefs
Republican's Senate victory in Louisiana gives GOP 52-48 leadLouisiana voters have chosen Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to fill the state's open U.S. Senate seat, giving the GOP a 52-48 edge in the chamber. Saturday's election settled the nation's last...
New 'Hollow Crown' Cycle Is Shakespeare Up Close
Henry V is dead. This is sad news, because the former Prince Hal was played by the irresistible Tom Hiddleston in "The Hollow Crown," which aired on PBS' "Great Performances" in 2013 and dramatized Shakespeare's "Richard II," "Henry IV" (Parts I and...
NHL Roundup: Flyers Beat Stars for Eighth Win in a Row
Brayden Schenn scored three power-play goals to lead the host Philadelphia Flyers to their eighth straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday.Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter and also had three assists for the Flyers, who matched...
Nicklaus: Let's Praise Amazon, Not Bury It with Complaints about Its Size
If you do any of your holiday shopping online, chances are good that you've visited Amazon.The site sells more books and toys than anyone else, online or off, and it's fast approaching the No. 1 position in apparel and consumer electronics. Amazon touches...
People
Driver accuses TJ Miller of batteryLos Angeles police say actor TJ Miller was arrested early Friday after a driver accused him of battery.The arrest of the "Silicon Valley" star came two days before Miller will host the Critics' Choice Awards in Los...
Pribula, Fern Harriet Fern Harriet Pribula (Nee Meyer) Peacefully Ascended to Heaven to Be with the Lord on Sunday
Pribula, Fern Harriet Fern Harriet Pribula (nee Meyer) peacefully ascended to Heaven to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Born February 7, 1926, Fern was the loving Mother of Kimberly Anne (Tim) Madden and Claire Leigh Pribula; beloved Grandmother...
Rare Weasel Returns to Historic Range in Washington State
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. * The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park returning to a landscape where it had been missing for...
Ryan Gosling Ventures into New Territory: The Hollywood Musical
Actor Ryan Gosling has taken on serious dramas ("Blue Valentine," "Half Nelson"), a true romance ("The Notebook"), a buddy comedy ("The Nice Guys") and an award-winning ensemble ("The Big Short"). With the enchanting "La La Land" he ventures into a new...
Scientists Develop Robotic Hand for People with Quadriplegia
BERLIN * Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup.The low-cost device was tested in Spain on six people with quadriplegia...
Seattle Outlasts Toronto on Penalthy Kicks to Win MLS Cup
TORONTO * Roman Torres scored in the sixth round of penalty kicks to give the Seattle Sounders their first MLS Cup title, 5-4 over Toronto FC after 120 scoreless minutes Saturday night.It was the first MLS Cup final to fail to produce a goal in regulation,...
Shakespeare in the Streets Takes a New Approach for a Show Downtown
The 2017 Shakespeare in the Streets production from Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will be different from its predecessors. Instead of concentrating on a single neighborhood, it will look at the whole area and what it means to be a St. Louisan now.The...
Simple Hacks for a Stress-Free Holiday
From hosting guests to finding the perfect gift, the holidays can be more stressful than relaxing. Homeowners are often concerned that creating a beautifully decorated space will be difficult and that their home will be vulnerable while traveling. The...
SLU Looking for Defensive Solutions
The cornerstone of St. Louis University basketball for two decades has been fairly consistent, regardless of the coach.The Billikens have been counted on for defense that has rated among the country's best. Rarely have opponents averaged more than 65...
Sound Off
SOCCER GROUPS NEED TO COME TOGETHERSo let me get this straight. The SC STL group presents its proposal to Major League Soccer to bring a soccer franchise here to St. Louis. It all looks great, the MLS likes it, except it is $80 million dollars short...
Spotlight: Caves, Tunnels Run Rampant under St. Louis Ground
A woman looking for her wandering cat walked out one night last week near the old Lemp Brewery on St. Louis' Near South Side and almost fell into a hole.About 2 feet wide and 3 feet deep, the hole seemed too perfectly round to have occurred naturally,...
State Prepares to Place Two Proposed Sulfur Dioxide Monitors around Labadie Coal Plant
More than six years after the Environmental Protection Agency announced new safety thresholds for the airborne pollutant sulfur dioxide, residents in the shadow of Missouri's largest coal-fired power plant still have yet to learn whether their air even...
St. Louis Art Museum Announces 2017 Exhibitions
The St. Louis Art Museum has announced its 2017 exhibition schedule, including ticketed exhibitions and other special offerings. Look for a focus on fashion.The first big event of the year opens Feb. 12 and runs through May 7. "Degas, Impressionism,...
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Hart has 37 as Villanova rallies past Notre DameJay Wright doesn't follow who is in the running for national player of the year. However, the Villanova coach thinks he has the best player in the country in senior guard Josh Hart.After Saturday's career-best...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
BASKETBALL11 a.m. College: St. John's at LIU-Brooklyn, FS111 a.m. College: Mississippi at Virginia Tech, ESPNU12 p.m. College women: Arizona State at Kentucky, SEC Network1 p.m. College women: Marquette at Wisconsin, BTN1 p.m. College women: Connecticut...
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Naples. Fla. * Harris English and Matt Kuchar won the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Saturday, holding off Wisconsin friends Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly by a stroke at Tiburon.English and Kuchar also won in 2013 in their first start together and finished...
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John Wall had 24 points and 11 assists, Bradley Beal (Chaminade) added 20 points, and the host Washington Wizards used a late 11-0 run to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-105 on Saturday night.Kelly Oubre, Jr. scored a career-high 19 points for the Wizards, who...
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Team Duval leads Father/SonDavid Duval and stepson Nick Karavites shot an 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the first-round lead in the PNC Father/Son Challenge.They birdied Nos. 1, 3-7, 13-16 and 18 to open a one-stroke lead over Fred and Taylor Funk...
'The Angel of Death Has Entered into This City'
On a muggy night in August 2015, Charisse Young and her extended family gathered for a sendoff for a college-bound relative. To escape the hot and crowded house, the party moved to the front porch.Young paid little attention to the tan car as it drove...
Thomas on the NFL: 7 Things to Watch in Week 14
AFC South: The home of mediocrityA year ago, the Indianapolis Colts went through five quarterbacks and finished 8-8, missing the playoffs for only the second time in 15 seasons. Things didn't start too swell this season either, with a wave of injuries...
Thomas on the NFL: Week 14 Previews
MARQUEE MATCHUP: SEATTLE (8-3-1) AT GREEN BAY (6-6)Time/TV * 3:25 p.m., KTVI (Ch. 2)P-D rankings * Seahawks 5, Packers 14Fast facts * Including playoff games, Seahawks have lost last six at Lambeau Field a streak dating to 1999. They can clinch their fifth...
Ticket Tracker
DELMAR HALLticketmaster.com* The Cadillac Three, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, $20-$25.* Shovels and Rope, John Moreland, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, $22-$25.* Mickey Avalon, 8 p.m. March 10, $20-$23.* Dinosaur Jr., 8 p.m. March 19, $25-$28.THE DOME AT AMERICA'S CENTERlivenation.com*...
Trammell, Melvin Gene Passed Away Peacefully on Wednesday
Trammell, Melvin Genepassed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in Shenandoah, Texas. Mr. Trammell was born on September 26, 1958 in Michigan to Willie and Wilma (Ice) Trammell. Mel was preceded in death by his parents; Willie and Wilma Trammell; his...
Trump Can Advocate for Disabled People
As an African-American and "Disability Scholar," meaning a person who is not merely engaged to the disability struggle but a person who lives with it daily and is married to it, I was torn in this election cycle. On one hand, Hillary Clinton referred...
Trump Expected to Tap Exxon's Tillerson for State Dept. Post
WASHINGTON * President-elect Donald Trump moved closer Saturday to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week. Trump's transition team cautioned that no...
Trump Team Challenges Intel on Russian Election Influence
WASHINGTON * Donald Trump's presidential transition team challenged on Saturday the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation.The...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1862REEDY BORNWilliam Reedy, who introduced poets Sara Teasdale, Edgar Lee Masters and Carl Sandburg to the audience of his St. Louis newspaper, Reedy's Mirror, is born.EVENTSMUSIC OF CHRISTMASWhen * 3 p.m. Sunday Where * Sun Theatre, 3625...
With a Changing of the Guard in Jefferson City Comes the Changing of Locks
JEFFERSON CITY * Missouri's capital city is in flux after the Nov. 8 election.With five statewide offices changing hands on Inauguration Day, efforts to plan a smooth transition of power have been gaining steam for weeks.In the case of the chief executive,...
Women Confront Fears in New Poetry Collections
Several recent poetry collections by women confront fear and do so harrowingly.Dana Levin, Maryville University's distinguished writer-in- residence, delves into an apocalyptic fear. "Banana Palace" (her fourth collection) deals with a not-so-distant...
Wood, Bro. Robert D
Wood, Bro. Robert D., S.M.December 6, 2016 Bro. Robert D. Wood, S.M. died in the service of the Blessed Virgin on December 6, 2016 at the age of 89 and with 71 years of vowed life. He was born in St. Louis on April 2, 1927, the son of Douglas Wood and...
Workers at Endangered Indiana Plant Feel Forgotten by Trump
HUNTINGTON, Ind. * A full parking lot and 50-hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies-owned factory outside a small city in northeastern Indiana, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling parts for...
World Briefs
Islamic State is back in Palmyra, SyriaIslamic State militants fought their way back into the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, nine months after they were driven out by Syrian government forces. It was a reminder that the group is still a...
Yeo, Maureen Ruth Beloved Wife of Robert "Bob" Yeo; Beloved Mother of Alice Halsor and Nancy White; Grandmother to Robert Halsor
Yeo, Maureen Ruth Beloved wife of Robert "Bob" Yeo; beloved mother of Alice Halsor and Nancy White; grandmother to Robert Halsor, Lisa White, Steven Halsor, Michelle White and Tim Halsor; greatgrandmother to Zachary Halsor, passed away peacefully in...
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