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Articles from February 5, 2017

2017 Has Country Singer Sam Hunt Looking All the Way Up
HOUSTON * The year 2017 is looking good for Sam Hunt: The country star just released a new single, he's readying a massive summer tour, he proposed to his girlfriend, and the proud Georgia native is watching the Atlanta Falcons compete in the Super Bowl.The...
'24: Legacy' Is '24' as We Knew It
When "24" returns to Fox on Sunday after the Super Bowl, Jack Bauer is a no-show. But otherwise, "24: Legacy" is very much the action series fans loved (and sometimes loved to hate) for 200-plus episodes beginning in 2001.The doomsday clock still urgently...
Aisha Sultan: A Mother and Daughter's Pilgrimage to March for Life and Protest Abortion Rights
Sharon Ketchum went with her daughter to the nation's capital to spread the word of God, as she believes it, and to call for an end to abortion in the country.While such a protest has clear political implication for the law and how it affects others,...
Along for the Ride: Maryland Heights Interchange Tops List of 'Most Dangerous' Intersections in State
Topping the list compiled by a law firm of the 200 "most dangerous" intersections in the state is the diverging diamond interchange on Dorsett Road at Interstate 270 in Maryland Heights.It was the first of its kind in the St. Louis region, and opened in...
Amid Trump's Shake-Up, Many Are Wondering 'What's Coming Next'
Days into an administration that promised to govern by upheaval, Donald Trump's White House has been the target of massive protests, defied reporters who questioned fact-challenged statements and issued a blur of lightning-rod executive actions.The speed...
An Leads by One in Tight Phoenix Open
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. * The first few thousand fans rushed to fill the general admission seats on the stadium 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale when the gates opened at 7 a.m. Saturday. Hours and about 30 degrees later, the Phoenix Open had attracted a golf-record...
'A Separation': This Time the Guy's Gone
Christopher is missing. His wife, the unnamed narrator of "A Separation," is dispatched from London to the Greek fishing village of Gerolimenas by her mother-in-law, the "supremely capable" Isabella, to find him.Isabella doesn't know that the narrator...
Ask Metro: MetroLink Rider Hasn't Had Ticket Checked in Months
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:Jereme: I haven't had my ticket checked in months. Is there...
Ask the Road Crew: Work at Gravois Road and Musick Avenue to Start This Year
It's a rough ride for commuters on Clark Avenue, several interstatesChat 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...
At Home: Couple Refurbishes Elegant CWE Home
Chris Sheban's mother is a real estate agent, and when she toured an elegant Central West End residence for sale and in need of renovation, she called him. He had already lived in and renovated two other sizable homes in the city, and she thought he...
Aydt, Barbara Hopkins Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church
Aydt, Barbara Hopkins Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, died Friday, February 3, 2017. Loving wife of the late Henry Aydt. Beloved mother of Bruce (Lisa) Aydt, Luanne (Steve) Zwolak and Anna (Kevin) Doyle. Wonderful Momo to Christina...
Becker, Janet Rosenwald Janet Rosenwald Becker Peacefully Passed Away at Her Home in Webster Groves on Monday
Becker, Janet Rosenwald Janet Rosenwald Becker peacefully passed away at her home in Webster Groves on Monday, January 30, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She was 86 years old. Janet was a long-time activist and community organizer who...
Belgrade Is Dirt Cheap and Emerging as a Chic Party Spot
BELGRADE, Serbia * Tables with posh patrons spill out of cafes onto cobblestoned sidewalks. Roaming musicians ply tourists for tips against a backdrop of restored art nouveau buildings. Across town, the thump of techno beats keeps the young and well-heeled...
Best-Sellers for the Week That Ended Jan. 29
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Jan. 29.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Never Never" * James Patterson/Candice Fox2. "The Whistler" * John Grisham3. "The Underground Railroad" * Colson Whitehead4. "The Mistress" *...
Blue Notes: Tighter Goalie Pants in Effect around the League
Saturday marked the first day NHL goalies were required to wear new, streamlined pants, part of, depending on your point of view, either the NHL's war on goalies or its war on big uniforms.The pants, which are tighter, rounder and more form-fitting,...
Blues Insider: Blues Coach Yeo Looks to Former Boss Bylsma for Advice
Among the text messages that Mike Yeo traded within the coaching fraternity upon taking over for Ken Hitchcock last week was an exchange with Dan Bylsma.It was 2009 when Bylsma took over in Pittsburgh with 25 games remaining in the regular season, replacing...
Buchholtz, Virginia Laflin 1/25/1922-1/29/2017 Virginia "Ginny" Buchholtz
Buchholtz, Virginia Laflin 1/25/1922-1/29/2017 Virginia "Ginny" Buchholtz, 95, died Sunday, Jan. 29th at St. Anthony's Hospital. A St. Louis native, she was a 13 year independent living resident of Friendship Village Sunset Hills. Ginny was a lively...
China Criticizes Mattis Stance in Dispute over Islands
The U.S. is putting regional stability in East Asia at risk, a Chinese spokesman said, following remarks by President Donald Trump's defense secretary that a U.S. commitment to defend Japanese territory applies to an island group that China claims.Chinese...
Church Turns an Old Cabinet into a Food Pantry in St. Louis Neighborhood
ST. LOUIS * The leader of a local church is encouraging her community to care for people in need through a free food pantry steps from its front doors.The Rev. Jillian Embrey, of Southampton Church, said she came up with the idea to start a community...
College Basketball Roundup
No. 13 Oregon rips No. 5 ArizonaTyler Dorsey scored 23 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and No. 13 Oregon snapped Arizona's winning streak at 15 games with a robust 85- 58 victory over the fifth-ranked Wildcats on Saturday. The Ducks (21- 3, 10-1 Pac-12)...
Cuba, Robert D. "Bob" Beloved Son
Cuba, Robert D. "Bob" beloved son, brother, uncle and friend was fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday January 13, 2017, at the age of 68. Bob was born in St. Louis, MO to Lorraine and Louis Cuba. He graduated from Rosary High...
Culinary Schools Struggle with Enrollment Decline
MONTPELIER, Vt. * With enrollment in culinary institutes in decline and programs across the country closing their doors, schools such as the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vt., which graduated celebrity chef Alton Brown, and the Culinary...
Dienstbach, Robert D. Sr
Dienstbach, Robert D. Sr.,Born December 23, 1931, passed from our arms into the arms of Jesus on February 3, 2017. Beloved husband of Jacqueline Rose Dienstbach; Loving father of Robert Jr. (Suzanne), David (Anna), Donna (Rick) Andrews, Laura Harris,...
Digest: NCAA Repotedly Looking into Baylor Scandal
NCAA reportedly looking into Baylor scandalThe NCAA is now reportedly looking into aspects of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor.Citing a source, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Friday that members of the NCAA enforcement staff have talked to former...
Editorial: After Week 2, Signs of Hope That Trump's Aides Are Calming Him Down
Americans badly need assurance that the Trump administration's next 206 weeks won't be like the first two. Cooler heads now appear to be prevailing in some arenas, and that's a good sign. There might be hope yet.Still, in Week 2, President Donald Trump...
Editorial: What Part of 'Establishment of Religion' Is Hard to Understand?
Religion always has had a peculiar role in American government. On the one hand, its formal "establishment" is officially off limits to the state under the First Amendment. On the other, informal acceptance of the divine is all but mandatory. Trust in...
Edwardsville Uses Depth to Claim Sixth Successive Regional Title
GRANITE CITY * For the Edwardsville High wrestling team, the streak continues.With five individual champions and 10 wrestlers placing in the top three of their respective weight classes, the Tigers cruised to the title of the Class 3A Granite City Regional...
Fabbri Injured as Blues Fall 4-1 to Penguins
Coaching change magic doesn't last very long nowadays, or at least it's not strong enough to overcome the Pittsburgh Penguins.The Penguins, with the fourth-best record in the NHL and the most productive offense, made up for a 3-0 loss to the Blues in Pittsburgh...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Hat Fancy * From ancient times to the modern era, people everywhere have adorned their heads. Family Sundays in February will highlight crowns, headdresses, and other forms of decorative headwear with a month of art activities and family...
Fans of 'Orphan X' Will Enjoy Hurwitz's Sequel
"The Nowhere Man" serves as a sequel to thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz's "Orphan X" and that will be a problem for some readers.The plot of "The Nowhere Man" refers so often to events in the earlier book that readers who missed that first book may find themselves...
Founder and President of Clergy Abuse Victims Network Steps Down
ST. LOUIS * Barbara Blaine, founder and president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has stepped down after 29 years, the organization said.Blaine's resignation from the nonprofit group was effective Friday. "It has been the greatest...
Gilbert, Mary Ruth Mary Ruth Gilbert
Gilbert, Mary Ruth Mary Ruth Gilbert, 91, formerly of Affton, MO, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2017, at the Villages of St. Peters. She was born December 15, 1925, in Branaugh, MO, daughter of Archie and Milber Shields (nee Cooke). She married...
Hansen, Ralph Merrell at Age 95
Hansen, Ralph Merrellat age 95, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Decemmber 29, 2016. Ralph, otherwise known as Dad, Poppy, and occasionally Mr. Hansen, was born and raised in West Bend, Wisconsin.At age 18, Ralph moved to Chicago to attend...
Happy Galentine's Day, Ladies! and Thanks 'Parks and Rec'
NEW YORK * Move over, Friendsgiving. Galentine's Day is on the way.Designating Feb. 13 for women has endured since 2010, when Amy Poehler's "Parks and Recreation" character, Leslie Knope, declared the fictional holiday her favorite day of the year on...
Health Events
Healthcare Enrollment Assistance and Information * Two navigators from the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation will be at the library to answer any questions about the Affordable Care Act and help people enroll for health insurance via the Health...
Hochman: The Crosby Show Shines in St. Louis
Don't text and Crosby.I tried it once. It was 2007. Had just moved to Denver from New Orleans. Finally, as an adult, I lived in a hockey city, and my first Colorado Avalanche game was against, sure enough, Sidney Crosby. Well, my BlackBerry buzzed, and...
Home and Garden Events
Tools 101: Drills, Sander + Planer * Learn how to safely and effectively cut your reclaimed wood with the tools in Perennial's new wood shop. In this hour and a half demo, you'll learn how to safely use hand-held power drills and the drill press to create joinery...
Horrigan: Of the Wealthy, by the Wealthy, for the Wealthy
Last week it was reported that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens had flown to Washington, D.C., to attend something called the Alfalfa Club Dinner. I had never heard of the Alfalfa Club, but if Greitens were there, I figured it must be for rough and rugged...
International Students Find Refuge, Opportunity in Ritenour's English School
Last year, Ritenour School District administrators opened a one- classroom school for their fastest-growing student population: immigrants.Some of these students fled to this country from broken families or neighborhoods terrorized by gangs and threatened...
Iowa State Stuns No. 3 KU in Overtime
LAWRENCE, Kan. * Iowa State followed a terrible practice with a terrific game.One of its most satisfying in years.Deonte Burton hit seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points, Monte Morris added 25 and made two crucial free throws in overtime, and the Cyclones...
It's Spring Training Time: Travel to Jupiter, Fla., for Beach and Baseball
In February, many of us dream of the beach. We're also getting an itch for Cardinals baseball. Good thing spring training is near. A vacation to Jupiter, Fla., spring training home of the Cardinals, may be just what the doctor ordered.TOURS FROM ST....
Judge Sides with Missouri Mental Health Patient in Insanity Plea Case
ST. LOUIS * A judge in Callaway County ruled on Thursday that a mental health patient at Fulton State Hospital was "being constrained of his liberty" due to the nature of his insanity plea entered 25 years ago for a misdemeanor offense.Sean Cory Carter...
Kirkwood Wins Webster Winter Challenge
WEBSTER GROVES * Senior forward Lauryn Miller was named the MVP of the Webster Winter Challenge after leading Kirkwood to the championship Saturday with a 74-69 overtime victory against Incarnate Word.The UCLA-bound Miller, however, pointed to teammate...
K-State Upends No. 2 Baylor
WACO, Texas * Three days earlier, Kansas State was about as low as a team can get after blowing a lead late in regulation and dropping a home game to Texas Christian in overtime. But now the Wildcats are back on top of the emotional roller coaster that...
Lunch Cruise on Switzerland's Lake Lucerne Even in Winter
LUCERNE, Switzerland * Lake Lucerne winds through the Alps with a series of bends, S-curving around towering mountains like slalom skiers carving into snow thousands of feet above. But even though skiing gets all the glory in wintertime Switzerland,...
Lux and Tim Convy Bring Fresh Voices to St. Louis Morning Radio
St. Louis' hottest new radio duo might also be the most unexpected.NOW 96.3's new morning show, "Lux and Tim Convy," features two familiar personalities on St. Louis' rock music scene who are taking on fresh roles.Lux (Ashley Mohr) is known for her decade-long...
Made in St. Louis: Tragedy Unlocks Artistry and Purpose for St. Louis Painter [Corrected 02/12/17]
Sonja RobinsonAge * 40Home * St. LouisFamily * Daughter Sahdiyah, 13, and son Darion, 21, of Columbia, Mo.What she sells * Customized art inspired by home and commercial interior design.Where to buy * Visit sonjarobinsonart.com or see her works on view...
Mainieri, Nickolas J. Died on February 2
Mainieri, Nickolas J.died on February 2, 2017, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. Son of the late Frank & Angelina (Adamo) Mainieri; beloved husband of 66 years to Dorothy (Raggio) Mainieri; dear father of Michael (Chriss), Tim...
McClellan: Recalling Life in the Middle Class
I am a refugee from the '50s. I was a child then, but I can understand why so many people want to return to those times.Let me tell you about childhood in a middle-class neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. Kids were free and unafraid. We walked...
Messenger: Trump's Immigration Ban Splits Missouri Family, Keeps Man from Wife, Baby
Diamond DeDual is ashamed to be an American.The 27-year-old hairstylist lives in Cuba, Mo. That's Donald Trump country. Nearly 80 percent of voters in Crawford County voted for the nation's new president in the November election.But one of Trump's first...
Missouri Consumer Law Is under Attack
Bessie Bishop bought her 10-year-old Taurus in 2014 at a CarHop lot in St. Louis County. The salesman called it a "good car." She agreed to pay $8,200, signing a note at 20 percent interest.Later, she took it in for an oil change. The mechanic got a surprise...
Mizzou Holds off Hogs, Snaps Losing Streak
COLUMBIA, MO. * In a game that was about much more than basketball, much more than a losing streak, much than the head coach's future, Kim Anderson's Missouri basketball team channeled its focus on Rhyan Loos. She's the 6-year-old daughter of assistant coach...
Montgomery, the Rev. Dr. J.C. (Jr.) Passed Away Sunday January 29
Montgomery, the Rev. Dr. J.C. (Jr.)passed away Sunday January 29, 2017. Loving husband of the late Mary Leslie Montgomery and the late Vera Jones-Montgomery. Dear father and father-in-law of the late John and the late Judy Montgomery, Atlanta, GA, Leslie...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/ moundcitymoneySt. Louis Fed launches new forecasting game * The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank has a new way to test your forecasting acumen.The St. Louis Fed recently launched FREDcast,...
Municipal Court Business Is Way Down after Ferguson Unrest
For the past two years, defendants appearing in the area's municipal courts system have noticed that lines no longer snake out the door, and drivers have noticed fewer speed traps on interstates.The massive municipal court industry that filled cities'...
Nation Briefs
Deadly fire in 1993 just now yields chargesPolice in Los Angeles have arrested several people for a 1993 apartment building fire that killed 10 people, including seven children, it was announced Saturday.Those arrested remained jailed, Officer Aareon...
NBA: Wall Helps Wizards Win 7th in a Row
John Wall had 24 points and 13 assists, Markieff Morris scored 18 points and the host Washington Wizards held New Orleans scoreless for the final 5:52 of the fourth quarter to beat the Pelicans 105- 91 Saturday night for their seventh straight win.Washington...
Nelly Brings His Songs to Powell Hall with a St. Louis Symphony Twist
Rapper Nelly's music career is filled with firsts. He accomplished another one Friday night with a sold-out concert with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall on the same stage where he said he saw "The Nutcracker" as a child.Aided not only...
New to Medicare? Here's a How-To
Newbies to Medicare have choices to make. It's utterly confusing, so let's walk through the options and flag some booby traps.The biggest decision may be whether to take "original Medicare" or opt for a Medicare Advantage plan.The bottom line: If you...
NFL Notes: NFL Rewards Tech Innovators
NFL rewards tech innovatorsWith player safety under the microscope, the NFL and the Texas Medical Center held a competition Saturday in Houston for startups making innovative products geared toward improving the game.Nine companies competed in three...
Nicklaus: Curbing Immigration Will Hurt the Economy
America wouldn't exist without immigrants, and its economic future will look bleak if we don't keep welcoming them.That's why so many companies, from Coca-Cola to Google, spoke out against a travel ban that affects people from seven Muslim-majority countries....
'Normal for Me Is Working,' Says 86-Year-Old MoDOT Engineer
When Shirley Norris began her studies at Vanderbilt University in 1947, she was one of three female engineering students in her class.The dean of the engineering school made it clear the women had to prove they could keep up at a time when World War...
Not into the Super Bowl? Kick around These Other TV Possibilities
The Super Bowl is Sunday, and more than 100 million of us are ready to watch some or all of the game. Fox, where the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots kick off at 5:30 p.m., will even cater to cord-cutters, opening its Fox Sports Go streaming...
Ortiz: Ford, SLU Working to Energize Local Fan Base
Less than an hour before the most exciting victory of Travis Ford's tenure at St. Louis University, the veteran coach gave his Billikens their pregame instructions and then rushed across Chaifetz Arena to make another important plea.Ford was the featured...
People
Buble's son 'progressing' during cancer treatmentMichael Buble says his 3-year-old son Noah "has been progressing well during his treatment" for cancer.The Canadian singer and his wife, Argentine TV actress Luisana Lopilato, say in a statement Friday...
People: Bruno Mars Rocks out for Pregame Concert
Bruno Mars rocks out for pregame concertBruno Mars was in grade A form at a pre-Super Bowl show on Friday night, performing a top-notch concert that matched the energy he showed when he hit the stage at halftime last year and in 2014.He worked Club Nomadic...
Prescott Edges Elliott for Rookie Honors
HOUSTON * Ezekiel Elliott can't win 'em all. But he still garnered another award Saturday during the nationally-televised "NFL Honors" show.The running back from Alton, who played his high school ball at John Burroughs in Ladue, didn't quite make it...
Real Places That Inspired Scenes in Oscar-Nominated Films
A diner in Miami, a house in Pittsburgh and a pier in Los Angeles: All of them are real places where Oscar-nominated movies were filmed.Part of "Moonlight" was shot in Jimmy's Eastside Diner in Miami. Scenic spots around Los Angeles featured in "La La...
Rebels in Ukraine Say Commander Is Killed in a Car Bombing
AVDIIVKA, Ukraine * A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with another person when their car exploded, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine's special services for the blast.Ukraine's military, meanwhile, said three soldiers were...
River Commerce Depends on Aging, Often Broken Coast Guard Cutters for Navigation
Five Coast Guard cutters are charged with marking navigation channels on major rivers from roughly the St. Louis area north to the Twin Cities of Minnesota, and between Omaha, Neb., and near Chicago.In recent weeks, just one boat the Sangamon, a river...
Romania Govt Vows to Repeal Law That Goes Easy on Corruption
BUCHAREST, Romania * After mass protests that have rocked the country for days, Romania's government announced Saturday that it will repeal a highly controversial emergency decree that decriminalizes official misconduct.Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu...
Rosaaen, Hugh Jr. 88
Rosaaen, Hugh Jr. 88, of Vero Beach, FL passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Hugh was born in St. Louis, MO, on June 26, 1928 the son of Kathryn and Hugh Rosaaen who instilled in him...
SATURDAY'S RESULTS (Wrestling, Basketball, Hockey)
WRESTLINGILLINOIS 3A GRANITE CITY REGIONAL1. Edwardsville 195.5, 2. O'Fallon 142, 3. Granite City 119.5, 4. Collinsville 113, 5. Alton 96, 6. Quincy 83, 7. Belleville West 63,8. Belleville East 23.5(Top three finishers qualified for 3A sectional)106Final:...
Seattle Judge Derided by Trump Known for Conservative Views
The Seattle judge derided by President Donald Trump on Twitter Saturday after blocking Trump's executive order on immigration is known for his conservative legal views, for a record of helping disadvantaged children that includes fostering six of them,...
SLSO 2017-18 Season Includes Something for Everyone
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 season will start with a Mozart celebration, close with a collaboration with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and include everything from world premieres to great choral works to Ravel's "Bolero"...
SLU Rallies Behind Agbeko for Victory over North Carolina A&T
St. Louis University was in the midst of a tussle with North Carolina A&T midway through the first half Saturday night when Reggie Agbeko was fouled hard from behind on a breakaway.The senior forward remained prone on the court, flat on his stomach,...
'Something Rotten!' Is a Comedy of Too Many Errors to Count
Here's one joke from "Something Rotten!," the hilarious musical opening Tuesday at the Fox Theatre:Its hero is a playwright named Nick Bottom.Ring any bells? It might especially if you saw Shakespeare Festival St. Louis stage "A Midsummer Night's Dream"...
Sound Off
STOOGES ARE RUNNING THE NFLThe NFL has proven yet again that it could not care less about the fans. Power and profit is the league's main goal. They have all- but told the fans of the great game of football that they do not matter. So what if you've...
Spotlight: St. Louis-Area Man Believes He Found Jack the Ripper Evidence
Michael Sandknop is not the first person, nor likely the last, to have his curiosity captured by the crimes of Jack the Ripper.The Jefferson County man is intrigued by the connection between St. Louis and one of the prime suspects in the slayings: Dr....
St. Charles County Man Says He, Too, Was Targeted for Abduction by Pamela Hupp
ST. CHARLES COUNTY * Life and death decisions don't have to feel dramatic. Ask Brent Charlton, a man who may be alive because he was too busy mowing lawns to consider an offer from a blond stranger.The St. Charles County man remembers her pulling up...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
BASKETBALL11 a.m. College women: Maryland at Indiana, ESPN211 a.m. College women: Vanderbilt at Kentucky, SEC Network11 a.m. College: Lafayette at Boston University, CBSSN11:30 a.m. College: Clemson at Florida State, ESPNUNoon College: Indiana at Wisconsin,...
The Art of Illumination: A Modern Bible Uses Medieval Techniques
The image glows 30 feet away. Up close, its gold embellishment is meant to awe, and reflect, an onlooker.Using techniques hundreds of years old, a handmade Bible brings an ancient artistic tradition into the 21st century. Although created with swan quills,...
This Fan Is Retiring from the NFL
Today, I announce my retirement from the National Football League. With so many good years ahead of me this may come as a shock, but it's time to step away from the game I've loved so long. I'd like to thank my friends and family who shared the excitement for...
Thomas: 7 Things to Watch on Super Bowl Sunday
Defending BradyHow do you get Tom Brady off his game? Simple. Watch what Pittsburgh did in the AFC championship game and do the opposite. The Steelers played a lot of off coverage, and coupled that with next to no pass rush. That left their back seven...
Thomas: A Super Bowl Win Would Cement Patriots' Legacy
HOUSTON * Their legacies are all but cemented. The only thing that might change that on Sunday is if Bill Belichick punches a member of referee Carl Cheffers' crew. Or Tom Brady throws six or so interceptions.It's a record seventh Super Bowl for Belichick...
Ticket Tracker: The Chainsmokers Coming to Scottrade Center
BLUEBERRY HILL'S DUCK ROOMticketmaster.com* Fishbone, 8 p.m. April 2, $27.50-$32.50.* Matthew Logan Vasquez, 8 p.m. May 9, $12.* Shinyribs, 8 p.m. June 30, $13-$15.BUSCH STADIUMcardinals.com/billyjoel* Billy Joel, 8 p.m. Sept. 21, $49.50-$139.50, on...
US Utilities Seek Sun as Trump Sides with Coal, Fossil Fuels
RALEIGH, N.C. * The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels.Solar power represents just about 1 percent of the electricity U.S....
Walters, Melvina Jo "Bina Jo" A Life-Long Learner and Mentor to Many
Walters, Melvina Jo "Bina Jo"A life-long learner and mentor to many, age 92, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from a massive stroke event. Much heartfelt thanks go to Hidden Lake's Memory Aperion Care staff and her supportive St. Louis based friends:...
Want a Long Happy Relationship, Remember Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day can strike fear in the hearts of the love birds it professes to celebrate, so we asked a number of area couples ranging from the newly besotted to one couple sharing more than 60 years together about the sometimes confusing and touchy...
Warner Says He'll Take St. Louis with Him to Hall of Fame
HOUSTON * What a journey. The Kurt Warner story has now gone from that Hy-Vee grocery store in Iowa to Canton.Warner, the triggerman for the electric St. Louis Rams offenses known as the "Greatest Show on Turf," was voted into the Pro Football Hall of...
Weatherbird's Top Tweets
St. Louisans have a lot of politics to deal with, as a new president settles into the Oval Office, and a contentious mayoral race is hurtling into the last weeks of the primary campaign. And that's just looking at the highest levels of local and national government....
Webster Groves, the Winner of O'Fallon's Shootout
O'FALLON, Ill. * Courtney Ramey saw their mouths moving but couldn't hear what they were saying.A standout junior point guard for the Webster Groves boys basketball team, Ramey was a defensive focal point Saturday for Morgan Park, one of Chicago's top...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1993CHIMNEY THWARTS BURGLARThe owner of Art's Market on North Newstead Avenue arrived to open his store and heard banging noises. Workers climbed to the roof to investigate but found nothing. Then they heard a voice cry, "Help me!" Finally...
Why Does Chesterfield Spend $84,000 a Year on a Piece of Vacant Land?
CHESTERFIELD * For nearly eight years, this city has made an annual expenditure of roughly $84,000 that even some of Chesterfield's highest-ranking officials can't explain."There was never a discussion, to my knowledge, about how this property would...
Will the GOP Change Medicare?
With Republicans dominating the federal government, there is some chance that Medicare may be changing.Republicans in Congress, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, advocate a big shift in how future retirees would be covered, and some proposals could affect...
World Briefs
Jordan says strikes targeting Islamic State are a successJordan says it has carried out airstrikes against Islamic State targets in southern Syria, hitting an arms depot, a warehouse for making car bombs and barracks used by the extremist group.The state...
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