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Articles from February 15, 2017

After near Miss, German Shepherd Wins at Westminster
BC-US--Dog Show, 1st Ld,167Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at WestminsterAP Photo NYHK202, NYJJ107, NYJJ111, MSG223, NYJJ114, MSG216Eds: Tops with best in show winner. Will be updated. With AP Photos.Rumor the German shepherd has become America's...
Archdiocese to Shutter St. Peter Catholic School in St. Charles
St. Peter Catholic School in St. Charles will close at the end of this school year at the recommendation of the parish pastor and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.The school, founded in 1847 and situated at 201 First Capitol Drive, is the fourth school in...
Atlanta DEA Sex Scandal Claim Continues Playing out in St. Louis Drug Case
ST. LOUIS * Four current or former Drug Enforcement Administration staffers have asserted their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination or tried to in a series of rare federal court hearings here over a sex scandal that led to a congressional inquiry.At...
Black St. Louis Police Officers' Group to Take Concerns to Civilian Oversight Board [Corrected 03/05/17]
Corrections published on Saturday, March 4, 2017 * The Ethical Society of Police spent none of a $50,000 grant to recruit minority officers in 2015, the first year the grant was awarded. The group spent $17,840 last year. By city policy, the group forfeited...
Blues Are Sorry to See the 'Joe' Go
DETROIT * Goodbye, Joe.When the Blues face the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night, it will mark the end of an era.Unless unseen forces do some wild rearranging and pit the Blues and the Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Finals, this will be the Blues' final...
Blunt Says Ongoing Intelligence Probe of Russian Influence Important in Wake of Flynn Resignation
WASHINGTON * Sen. Roy Blunt on Tuesday said the Senate Intelligence Committee should call Michael Flynn to testify in its ongoing probe of connections between Russia and the Trump administration.Blunt's comments came in the wake of Flynn's resignation...
Business Digest
SSM Health names new CEO * SSM Health on Tuesday named Laura Kaiser as its new CEO, effective May 1.Kaiser, who succeeds the retiring Bill Thompson, currently serves as chief operating officer of Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare. Previously, Kaiser...
Cardinals Braced for the Worst after Reyes' Elbow Flares Up
JUPITER, Fla. * Before the first official pitch of spring training workouts had even been thrown Tuesday, alarm spread through the Cardinals that rookie pitcher Alex Reyes could miss an extended period of time with an elbow injury.Reyes was sent for...
Cards Hope Emphasis on 'Little Things' Leads to Big Turnaround
JUPITER, FLA. * Before he threw one of the first bullpen sessions of spring training Tuesday morning, Cardinals cornerstone pitcher Adam Wainwright politely called out to his catcher for the morning and introduced himself."I'm Adam.""I'm Yadi," the catcher...
Charges Say St. Louis Couple Were Responsible for Death of 6-Year- Old Shot by Sibling
ST. LOUIS * A woman and her boyfriend were charged Tuesday morning with crimes of negligence in the shooting death of a 6-year- old girl by a young sibling in her mother's apartment the day before.Ebony R. Jones, 27, and her boyfriend Jeramee E. Ramey,...
Clayton Rejects Centene Petition as Unconstitutional
CLAYTON * A citizen-led initiative petition seeking to give residents a vote on large development projects is unconstitutional, violates the Clayton city charter and is "totally unworkable," city officials said Tuesday night.The legal drubbing was in...
Concerns about Improvements to Cliff Cave Park Appear Headed toward Resolution
CLAYTON * An impasse over improvements to a South County park appears close to resolution following concessions to concerns raised by residents at community meetings earlier this year.The main stumbling block to turning a portion of Cliff Cave Park into...
Daniel Neman: Making Deli Meats a Star
The turkey in that sandwich you picked up at a grab 'n' go case at your local convenience store might well have been cooked and packaged in St. Clair County.So might the pulled pork in the sandwich you ordered at a national fast-casual sandwich place....
Dayton Defense Puts a Halt to SLU's Home Streak
Dayton coach Archie Miller reacted as if he was downright furious when Davell Roby scored the first points for St. Louis University on Tuesday night, a basket that was more than six minutes in the making.He had the same physical response after a Mike...
Deaths Elsewhere
Warren Unna * A Washington Post correspondent in India, who later became Washington correspondent for the Statesman, an English- language newspaper based in Kolkata, died Feb. 9, 2017, at a retirement community in Mitchellville, Md. He was 93.The cause...
Despite Budget Crunch, Missouri's Lieutenant Governor Seeking Boost in Spending
JEFFERSON CITY* Even as other state programs are facing cuts, Missouri's new lieutenant governor is seeking more money to run his office.In testimony Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Mike Parson told members of a House committee that he wants more money in his budget...
Digest: Barry Scores 30 to Lead No. 15 Florida Past Auburn
Barry scores 30 as Florida surges past AuburnCanyon Barry scored a season-high 30 points and No. 15 Florida rode a big second-half surge to a 114-95 victory over Auburn on Tuesday night.The Gators (21-5, 11-2 Southeastern Conference) also blew past their...
Editorial: Congressional Republicans Must Put Country before Party on Trump and Russia
If congressional Republicans were as concerned about national security today as they claimed to be in the wake of the Benghazi attacks in 2012, subpoenas from investigative committees would be dropping like confetti. Americans deserve to know the precise...
Editorial: University of Missouri's New Sexual Misconduct Rules Fail to Address Major Weakness
After more than two years of efforts by the University of Missouri system to devise rules making it a national leader on sexual misconduct and discrimination procedures, the school is still adjudicating rape cases instead of sending them to the courts,...
Evacuation Lifted for 200K Californians Living below Dam
OROVILLE, Calif. * Authorities lifted an evacuation order Tuesday for nearly 200,000 California residents who live below the nation's tallest dam after declaring that the risk of catastrophic collapse of a damaged spillway had been significantly reduced.Butte...
GOP Lawmaker Cuts off NAACP President's Testimony, Sparking a Tense 'NAACP Day' at Capitol
JEFFERSON CITY * Tuesday was the ninth annual NAACP Day at the Missouri Capitol, billed as an opportunity for lawmakers to meet with representatives from the nation's largest civil rights organization. Rarely a controversial affair, it is similar to...
History Shows Right-to-Work Ballot Gambit Could Be Successful in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY * Opponents of making Missouri a "right-to-work" state hope a tactic that hasn't been employed in more than three decades could help them block the anti-union law.At virtually the same time Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, signed the...
It's Official: St. Louis Lambert International Airport Is Our Airport's New Name
The airport has a new name St. Louis Lambert International Airport.The airport's website and Twitter feed reflect that new name; the airport began using it Tuesday, said Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the airport's director.The St. Louis Board of Aldermen...
James Buchholz, President of Buchholz Mortuaries, Dies at 69
Cletus Buchholz tried to steer his son James away from the family mortuary business, telling him to find "a nice desk job with a 40- hour week and a pretty secretary."James "Jim" Buchholz tried to take his father's advice. He told the Post-Dispatch in...
Jumping Bank Stocks Push U.S. Indexes Higher; Bond Yields Rise
NEW YORK * Bank stocks jumped Tuesday on hopes that bigger profits are ahead, and U.S. indexes again pushed to record highs.Stocks had been mostly lower when the day's trading began, but indexes reversed course after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told...
Law & Order
MARYLAND HEIGHTS > Teen dies of crash injuries * Cory Fisk, a junior at Pattonville High School, has died of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on Feb. 5, the school announced.Fisk, 17, died Monday in a hospital. He was a passenger on a Kawasaki...
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 15
Need more details about changes to building codeThe article "Building code fixes igniting debate" (Feb. 12) caught my attention but lacks enough details for me to make any judgment on the issue.I understand that builders want to reduce cost by eliminating some...
Malaysia Official: N.Korea Leader's Brother Slain at Airport
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia * The half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assassinated at an airport in Kuala Lumpur, telling medical workers before he died that he had been attacked with a chemical spray, a Malaysian official said Tuesday.Kim...
McCluer Beats Ritenour
FLORISSANT * Seamus Branham, Jaylen Kimple and the rest of the McCluer boys basketball team has a message to share with anyone who'll listen.Overlook us at your own risk.Yes, the Comets have had their struggles in the past. Yes, they lost two dynamic...
Messenger: NAACP President Sends Message to Missouri Legislature -- He Will Not Be Silenced
In January, Rod Chapel was in St. Louis for a historic occasion.The president of the Missouri NAACP, a lawyer who lives in Jefferson City, attended a celebration for Kim Gardner, after she was sworn in as the first African-American circuit attorney in...
Metro Digest
JEFFERSON CITY > Greitens names revenue director * Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens named his latest agency head Tuesday, picking a longtime private sector accountant to oversee the state's tax collection agency.Joel Walters, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers,...
Missouri Doesn't Have to Reveal Source of Lethal Injection Drugs, Appeals Court Rules
The identities of pharmacies that produce Missouri's execution drugs are protected by a state law that makes it illegal to identify members of the state's execution team, according to an appellate court ruling issued on Tuesday.A three-judge panel of...
Mizzou Hopes to Keep Home Streak Alive against Alabama
COLUMBIA, MO. * "Bet you guys are surprised."That's how Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson greeted reporters Saturday after his team's second straight home victory, a 20-point win over Vanderbilt. Was it the start of a late-season resurrection? Was...
MLB Notes: Odorizzi among Winners in Abritration Cases
Odorizzi among winners in abritration casesTampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi, Houston's Collin McHugh and Toronto's Marcus Stroman won their salary arbitration cases Tuesday, and Milwaukee's Chase Anderson and Arizona's Taijuan Walker lost.Decisions for the...
Nation Briefs
Man who bought guns for attack pleads guiltyThe only man to be criminally charged in the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist attack has agreed to plead guilty to providing the rifles used to kill 14 people and injure nearly two dozen others and to plotting...
NBA: James Steps Up as Cavs Top 'Wolves
LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to turn back a charge from Andrew Wiggins and help the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-108 victory over the host Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Channing Frye had 21 points and 10 rebounds...
On a Low-Sodium Diet? We Have Recipes for You
The doctor says you have to lower your sodium.It's stunning news. After all, salt is what makes food taste like food. On the other hand, eating too much salt can be devastating to your health.According to the Harvard School of Public Health, too much...
Ortiz: Cards' Pitching Depth Already Being Tested
8:30 a.m. Wednesday update:* Reyes headed for Tommy John surgery, will miss 2017 season---JUPITER, Fla. * It was still too early to panic. That's the most optimistic thing I can say about the Cardinals' decision Tuesday to send top pitching prospect...
People
YouTuber PewDiePie dumped over 'jokes'Disney's Maker Studios and Google's YouTube are distancing themselves from a top YouTube star after he made jokes construed as anti-Semitic and posted Nazi imagery in his videos.Felix Kjellberg, known online as PewDiePie,...
Preview: Blues at Detroit
When * Wednesday at 7 p.m.Where * Joe Louis Arena, DetroitTV, radio * NBCSN, KMOX (1120 AM)Blues * The Blues will make their final trip to Detroit's Joe Louis Arena, which will close after a historic 38 years as the home of the Red Wings. The Wings will...
Rejection of LGBT Club at Nerinx Hall Catholic High School Ignites Backlash
The leader of an independent Roman Catholic high school fueled widespread confusion Tuesday after he said the Archdiocese of St. Louis had directed his school to bar students from establishing a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender recognition club,...
Senators Show Fundamental Differences on Health Care
I hope many people were able to watch the debate that CNN hosted last week between U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. They spent over an hour fielding questions from spectators and moderators about the present and future of health care in the United...
Special Request: Big Sky Cafe Likes to Give Back
Q * We had a very good carrot and lentil soup at Big Sky Cafe. Would the chef share his recipe? Kathy Kohlbry, ClaytonA * The simple answer is "yes." Chef Joe Hovanessian, owner Tim Mallet and the staff at Big Sky Cafe in Webster Groves believe in sharing....
Stastny Goes on IR, to Miss at Least Two More Games
DETROIT * Though the Blues are still labeling him day to day, Paul Stastny was put on injured reserve Tuesday and will miss at least the next two games.The team called up Wade Megan from Chicago for his second tour of duty with the team, and he could...
States Pursuing Plans to Help Workers Save for Retirement
CHICAGO * States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, even as the Republican-led Congress tries to block rules making it easier for them to do so.Studies show a sharp divide in retirement savings between those who...
Truman State Adds Mandatory Fee to Cover Budget Withholds
ST. LOUIS * After years of making cuts in the age of smaller state appropriations, additional withholds to the current budget year has one public university adding a fee to the spring semester costs.Truman State University had an additional $3.1 million...
Trump Digest
Trump, Netanyahu meet, with different goalsPresident Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will formally inaugurate a partnership Wednesday, a symbolic united front at the White House that, if history is a guide, cannot last intact.Trump...
Two Big Insurance Breakups on Valentine's Day
It was a rough day for the already-roiled U.S. health insurance market: One giant merger was abandoned, another is threatened by infighting, and a major insurer announced it will stop selling coverage on public exchanges in 11 states.Both merger deals...
Wacha Says He's Not Bitter after Losing in Arbitration
JUPITER, Fla. * Taking a player to salary arbitration for the first time since 1999, the Cardinals defeated righthander Michael Wacha, with a three-arbiter panel opting for the Cardinals' salary offer of $2.8 million on Tuesday, rather than Wacha's $3.2...
Wednesday's Sports on the Air
BASKETBALL5 p.m. College: LIU-Brooklyn at St. Francis (N.Y.), CBSSN5:30 p.m. College: Xavier at Providence, FS15:30 p.m. College: Arkansas at South Carolina, SEC Network6 p.m. College: Maryland at Northwestern, BTN6 p.m. NBA: Pacers at Cavaliers, ESPN6...
What's Up
THIS DAY IN 1978SPINKS WINS TITLESt. Louis native Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in a 15-round split decision to make boxing history. Spinks, the Olympic gold medalist, would lose the title later that year.HEADS UPCONVERSATIONS ON RACESacred Conversations...
Wine Finds: Merlot, the Misunderstood Grape
Merlot, which can produce soft and approachable wines, is sometimes wrongfully criticized for being too wimpy. On the contrary, merlot can be the star in rich, complex and full-bodied reds. Merlot is, after all, one of the key grapes used in Bordeaux blends...
World Briefs
Romanian official denies corruptionIn a court hearing Tuesday in Romania, one of the country's most powerful politicians denied putting no-work jobs on the public payroll. Prosecutors have alleged that Liviu Dragnea, leader of the ruling Social Democratic...
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