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Articles from February 26, 2017

23 Years of Personal Finance Wisdom Distilled into One Final Column
I started writing this column in 1994. After all that time, there are a few things I think I know about how people and money mix. Since this is my last column, I thought I'd leave them with you.CRACK A BOOKIt's smart to study money. It will make you...
89th Oscars: All Eyes on Love-It-or-Hate-It 'La la Land'
Now that actors of color are back in the running for Oscars suggesting that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences got the #OscarsSoWhite message which of them will win?That's just one of the questions to be resolved at this year's Academy...
ABC's 'When We Rise' Follows Tumultuous Times in Gay Rights Movement
Dustin Lance Black delved deep into the life and death of Harvey Milk, assassinated in 1978 just 11 months after becoming the first openly gay elected official in California, and won a screenplay Oscar for the resulting 2008 movie, "Milk."This week,...
A Contrarian View: 'La la Land' Is Pretty and Nostalgic but Not Very Good
"La La Land" is the odds-on favorite to win an armload of Oscars.I get that. It's brightly colored. It's pretty. It's a love song to old movies.But am I the only person who thinks it isn't very good?The opening scene certainly displays plenty of potential....
Aisha Sultan: A Teenager Steps Up after Grandmother Develops Alzheimer's
Martin Prado's after-school activities revolve around his grandma's schedule.The high school senior often stops by a neighborhood restaurant to pick up rice and beans for her dinner. He'll blend it before he spoon-feeds her, so she doesn't choke. He...
Along for the Ride: St. Louis Mayoral Candidates Weigh in on Bike Lanes
St. Louis has 150 miles of on-street bike routes, the bulk of which 101 miles are shared with cars.They're marked with "sharrows," which are markings depicting a biker and a double arrow painted on the pavement.And the city has 25 miles of bike lanes...
A Mardi Gras Tradition Celebrates Soulard, Friendship and Good Food
ST. LOUIS * The revelry of Mardi Gras here comes in many forms.For some, it's the streets of Soulard, packed dozens deep with people from all over dressed in gold, green and purple.For Jessica and Blaine Brandon and 100 or so of their closest friends...
Arts Briefs
TWINS PLAY SIBLINGS IN REP'S 'MOCKINGBIRD'Kaylee and Ronan Ryan, the twins who play Scout and Jem Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird," onstage through March 5 at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, may only be in the eighth grade at Parkway West Middle...
Ask the Road Crew: No Yield Sign Coming at Southbound Ramp from Lindbergh to Page
No yield sign for the ramp from Lindbergh to PageChat 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...
Author Events for the Week of Feb. 26
SUNDAYCurtis Sittenfeld * Novelist will discuss "Eligible" at 2 p.m. at University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Boulevard. Free. 314-862-6100.TUESDAYRajiv Surendra * Actor/author discusses memoir "The Elephants in My Backyard" at 7 p.m. at Left Bank...
Back from Spain, SLSO Looks Back on a Successful Tour
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is back from its tour of Spain; the staff and musicians are over their collective jet lag. The consensus is that the tour was a solid success, from reaching people with great music to being cultural ambassadors for the...
Basketball; District Championship Roundup
Watson's 44-point effort leads Whitfield boysAntoine Williams didn't want to laugh. A senior point guard for the Hancock boys basketball team, Williams was a cauldron of emotions that ran the spectrum from intense sadness to joy. Moments after his playing...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Feb. 19
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Feb. 19.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Lincoln in the Bardo" * George Saunders2. "Norse Mythology" * Neil Gaiman3. "Echoes in Death" * J.D. Robb4. "Heartbreak Hotel" * Jonathan Kellerman5....
Billikens, with Odd Ending, Slip Past St. Joseph's
There are times that St. Louis University freshman Jalen Johnson said his older teammates offer advice about "what to do and not to do, what's stupid and not stupid."He met a moment Saturday that required something more instinctive, and responded by...
Breese Central's Strieker Heavy-Hearted but Finds Strength in Mother's Memory
BREESE * Jack Strieker was blown away Feb. 4 just before the Breese Central boys basketball team took to the court against rival Mater Dei.The 6-foot-3 senior guard for the Cougars looked over to the gym's doorway and unexpectedly saw his mother, Alicia...
Brick from 5135 Kensington Avenue, Roll of Tickets from Ozark Theatre Evoke Simpler Times
In a corner of her living room, on a little stand that sits on her entertainment center, Marilyn Wolfe of Edwardsville owns a relic that evokes another era of cozy home life: a brick from 5135 Kensington Avenue, the St. Louis address made famous in the...
Budke, Dorothy "Dottie" Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday
Budke, Dorothy "Dottie" Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late Louis H. Budke, Jr.; dear mother of Bonnie (the late Richard) Brown and Gary (Loraine) Budke; dear grandmother...
Cabinets, Color, Faucets and Lighting Make for Great Kitchen Rehabs
Q * How should I approach a kitchen renovation?A * According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, one in 10 households will remodel their kitchens in 2017. Homeowners are finally getting their "bucket list" space. From popular white shaker cabinets...
Cleaning Products We Love
We can't promise you a sexy Mr. Clean dancing with a mop, but we can offer a few more homely products that might help you get the job done. Here are the Lifestyle staff's favorite, time-tested cleaning supplies elbow grease not included.I like to the...
Deadly Insurgent Attack in Homs Weighs on UN-Led Syria Talks
GENEVA * A deadly terrorist attack in central Syria on Saturday threatened to thwart efforts to wrest a political solution at peace talks in Geneva, with the U.N. mediator decrying "spoilers" who try to derail efforts to end the country's disastrous...
Democrats: GOP Medicaid Reform Plan Is Really about Tax Cuts
WASHINGTON * Tension emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.GOP...
Digest: McKendree, Maryville Advance Six Apiece to NCAA DII Wrestling Tournament
McKendree, Maryville advance six apiece from super regional to NCAA DII wrestling tournamentMcKendree University finished second and Maryville took third at the NCAA Division II super regional Saturday in Moorhead, Minn.McKendree, led by individual champions...
Editorial: In St. Louis, the Only 'Nightmare' about Obamacare Is That It Could Disappear
Vice President Mike Pence told an invitation-only gathering at Fabick Caterpillar Sales in Fenton on Wednesday, "The nightmare of Obamacare is about to end."Nightmare? A greater percentage of Americans have health insurance today than at any point since...
Fans in Japan Rush to Get Murakami Book with Esoteric Title
TOKYO * Fans of Haruki Murakami rushed to Japanese bookstores Friday to get his latest work with an esoteric title."Kishidancho Goroshi," or "Killing Commendatore," is a two-part story about a 36-year-old portrait painter and what happens after his wife...
Fashion Sense Fills Fabulous Condo
From a golden wreath on the door, a black-and-white checkered deer head protrudes. Surrounding the whole thing is a square of artificial greenery. But the square, jauntily tilted, looks diamond- shaped.While the wreath and attached golden-antlered deer...
For Charlie Wilson the Hits -- Old and New -- Just Keep on Comin'
Charlie Wilson's near sold-out concert Friday night at Chaifetz Arena was a lot like the last three or four times Wilson came to town.The checklist of things that unfolded during the near-two-hour show were things we've seen a few times before and included...
Former White Supremacists Help Others Leave Hate Groups
ATHENS, Ga. * The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents' expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was a skinhead spouting...
Fowler Leads by Four Shots Going to Final Round at PGA National
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. * Another strong finish over the closing stretch Saturday. Another big lead after 54 holes.Rickie Fowler can only hope that Sunday at the Honda Classic turns out as easy as it did the last two weeks on the PGA Tour, when Jordan...
Fowler Walks Right into Role as Leadoff Man
JUPITER, Fla. * Dexter Fowler put an immediate charge into the Cardinals' offense Saturday. And he didn't even make contact.The new leadoff man walked twice in his only two plate appearances, stole a base and scored two runs. In the first inning, he...
Gauen: Metro East Official Wading into Battle among Millionaires for Governor
Illinois, in arguably the worst financial condition of any state, will select nominees for governor in less than 13 months. I have to wonder whether the contenders should as my parents' generation used to say have their heads examined.I set off to...
Gebhart, Judith Ellen Dr. Judith E. (Judy) Gebhart
Gebhart, Judith Ellen Dr. Judith E. (Judy) Gebhart, age 65, peacefully defeated cancer when she joined the Lord on January 3, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. Beloved daughter of Herbert J. and the late Marjorie M. Gebhart, cherished companion of...
GM Armstrong, Berglund Both Happy He Remains with Blues
CHICAGO * Even before Blues forward Patrik Berglund had his offensive outburst, general manager Doug Armstrong said he was looking to re-sign the veteran center."This decision was not based on a two- or three-week scoring run," Armstrong said Saturday....
Golf Roundup
Yang has five-shot lead in LPGA ThailandAmy Yang of South Korea completed a third-round, 7-under-par 65 early Sunday to take a five-stroke lead into the final round of the rain-hit LPGA Thailand tournament.Yang had a three-round total of 18-under 198...
Goold: Garcia Is the Latest in Cardinals' Attempt to Make Bigger Splashes Internationally
JUPITER, Fla. * As the Cardinals gathered in the clubhouse Saturday morning before their first Grapefruit League game, shortstop Aledmys Diaz yielded the stool in front of his locker to the newest Cardinal of them all, Jose Adolis Garcia. At Garcia's...
High School Hockey: SLUH Responds in Mini-Game to Knock off Gutsy Oakville
CHESTERFIELD * St. Louis U. High sophomore defenseman Christian Berger took a deep breath and exhaled.He still could not believe what had just taken place."Did that really happen?" he said to no one in particular.Yes, the Junior Billikens did rally to...
High School Hockey: Winter Helps CBC Reach 17th Successive Challenge Cup Final
CHESTERFIELD * Bud Winter never had any doubts.The CBC forward was dead certain that his tradition-rich Cadets would reach the Mid-States Club Hockey Association championship game once again.He was right.And Winter had plenty to do with CBC reaching...
Hochman: LA Galaxy's Klein Supports MLS in STL
That steam was like a dream, soccer heroes emerging from it during pregame introductions, and it forever wafts in the top of his mind, like a fluffy cloud of childhood memories or, I suppose, like the stale cigar smoke in the rafters of the Old Barn."I'll...
Home and Garden Events
Reclaimed Wood Tea Tray * Using a combination of hand tools and power tools (chop saw and table saw), the class will learn how to make a rectangular mitered box with partitions to hold your tea goodies. Using reclaimed wood for the sides and lath for...
Horrigan: The World Is a Scary Place, Especially for Conservatives
So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.Franklin Roosevelt, 1933Yes, fear itself. Bad....
Host Jimmy Kimmel Says This Year's Oscars Could Get Political
"This is not a prank," Jimmy Kimmel tweeted in December. "Yes, I am hosting the Oscars."Sunday night's show, airing on ABC, is Kimmel's third time on the big awards stage, after hosting the Emmys last year and in 2012.Although Kimmel is typically an...
How to Clear Your Clutter by Clearing Your Mind
Cleaning up clutter is literally mind over matter, but that doesn't mean that it is has to be a wrenching test of willpower, discipline and endurance.Many wellness professionals, mediation enthusiasts and psychologists note that cleaning clutter is as...
Huber, Helen (Nee Barna)
Huber, Helen(nee Barna), Beloved wife of the late Elmer R. Huber, passed away February 18, 2017 after a short illness at the Breeze Park Assisted Living Facility in St. Charles, MO.Helen was born on April 22, 1919 in Madison, Illinois and was united...
In Trump's First Speech to Congress, Will Decorum Hold?
WASHINGTON * A presidential speech to Congress is one of those all-American moments that ooze ritual and decorum.The House sergeant-at-arms will stand at the rear of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night and announce the arrival of Donald Trump...
'La la Land' Is Another Success for St. Louis Executive Producer
"La La Land," the tale of an actress and a jazz pianist struggling to balance careers and romance, has become a pop-cultural phenomenon racking up 14 Oscar nominations in the process, including one for best picture.Directed by Damien Chazelle, the film...
Las Vegas GM McPhee Is Building from the Ground Up
The Blues' approach to the NHL expansion draft in 1967 was simple yet successful. They drafted as many veterans with Stanley Cup championships in their past as possible, even if they had to talk a couple out of their retirement plans. It was quite the...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man dies in shooting * City police are investigating a Saturday afternoon shooting that left an unidentified man dead in the 4300 block of Obear Avenue on Saturday. The body of the victim, a man in his 50s, was discovered shortly after...
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 26
Trump is finally enforcing our immigration lawsThe editorial "No nation for migrants" (Feb. 23) is misleading from the title on. It states that President Donald Trump's new order allows law enforcement to round up just about any one of a certain profile...
Messenger: Unity Sparked by Jewish Cemetery Vandalism Sets Stage for Pilgrimage of Trust
Something Brother Emile told me took on greater meaning just hours after we met.It was Monday at a downtown coffee shop. We were talking about fear and trust, about the difficult process of breaking down barriers between people of different faiths, races...
Missouri GOP Basks in Success, Looks Forward to 2018
SPRINGFIELD, Mo * Missouri Republicans basked in their recent success and began looking forward to 2018 on Saturday as part of their annual Lincoln Days gathering.With Republicans sweeping statewide races in November and sealing their dominance in the...
MLS Refs Go over Rule Changes
The most noteworthy change for MLS referees in 2017 is scheduled to come in the form of video replay during the second half of the season.But that won't be the lone modification.In a teleconference with the media Friday afternoon, Peter Walton, the general...
Monk's 30-Point Half Leads Kentucky to Key Win over Florida
LEXINGTON, Ky. * Not satisfied with making perimeter jumpers, Malik Monk drove to the basket to create numerous opportunities at the free throw line, and found openings to feed his Kentucky teammates.The freshman guard wasn't aware until afterward of...
Motor Sports Roundup
Reed wins Xfinity openerRyan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career both at Daytona International Speedway by winning the wreck-filled season-opener Saturday.Reed held off Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne in a two-lap overtime...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneySt. Louis house prices jumped in 2016 * St. Louis area house prices rose 6.2 percent last year, their biggest annual gain since 2003.The Federal Housing Finance Agency updated...
Muhammad Ali's Son Detained at Airport: 'Are You Muslim?'
Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.Returning from...
Music Review: A Program on Literary Themes at the SLSO
This weekend's concerts by the St. Louis Symphony Chorus and Orchestra featured one major choral work and two purely orchestral pieces. On Friday night, the well-constructed program offered excellent performances from all concerned.This was an evening...
Nation Briefs
28 hurt in crash at New Orleans paradeNew Orleans police say the number of people injured after a vehicle crashed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans has increased to 28 and a suspect is in custody.Police...
NHL: Penguins Beat Flyers at Heinz Field
Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 34th goal, Matt Murray made 35 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 at blustery Heinz Field on Saturday night in Pittsburgh.Matt Cullen, Nick Bonino and Chad Ruhwedel also scored for...
Nicklaus: Republican Tax Plan Could Have Profound Effects on Housing
The U.S. has subsidized homeownership for as long as it has had an income tax, but the subsidy would shrink dramatically under a reform plan being discussed in Congress.The plan, floated last summer by House Republican leaders, would preserve the mortgage...
No. 1 Gonzaga Suffers First Loss in Finale
SPOKANE, Wash. * Eric Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds to help BYU upset No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' quest to go undefeated in the final game of the regular season.Nigel Williams-Goss scored 19 points for Gonzaga (29-1,...
Notebook: Orioles OF Bourn Breaks Finger Playing Catch with Football
Orioles OF Bourn breaks finger playing catch with a footballOutfielder Michael Bourn had a major setback in his attempt to make the Baltimore Orioles, breaking a finger while playing catch with a football during a team workout.Orioles manager Buck Showalter...
Old Farmstead's History Runs from John Brown to James Brown
DARGAN, Md. * From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded American history runs through a 19th-century farmstead in the Appalachian foothills of western Maryland.The John Brown connection is well known. The restored log farmhouse...
On the Trail of the Holy Grail in Lovett's Novel
Novelist Charlie Lovett once sold antique books. He's a native of North Carolina but also an Anglophile, spending up to eight weeks a year in England.All of that background goes into "The Lost Book of the Grail," which combines mystery with history.At...
Ortiz: Young Cards Pitcher Fernandez Working towards His Dream
JUPITER, Fla. * Junior Fernandez was only 12 when he emigrated with his parents from the Dominican Republic to Miami in 2009, beginning what would prove to be a rare route back home in his quest to reach St. Louis. His parents hoped the move would provide...
People
'Hillary's America' wins bigly, sweeping the top RazziesDinesh D'Souza's "Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party" has earned the dubious distinction of being named the worst picture of the year Saturday at the annual Golden Raspberry...
People: Clooney, in Paris, Jokes about Trump's Paris Comments
Ellen hands out scholarshipsEllen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school.DeGeneres surprised the 41 students from Brooklyn's Summit Academy this week at her California studio during...
Pope Quietly Trims Sanctions for Sex Abusers Seeking Mercy
VATICAN CITY * Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the pope's own advisers question.One case has come...
Pre-Existing Conditions Complicate Health Care Replacement
CHICAGO * As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.The...
Pregnant Heroin Addict in St. Louis Finds Help at Queen of Peace
ST. LOUIS * Lying in bed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in May, Amanda Davis was sickened by what she saw pop up on the ultrasound: a baby's beating heart.She immediately turned away."I was horrified," she recalled. "What if I can't kick?"Homeless, with one...
Roundup: Kentucky Takes over SEC Lead
Kentucky takes over SEC leadMalik Monk scored 30 of his 33 points in the second half, Bam Adebayo added 18 points with 15 rebounds and host No. 11 Kentucky rallied past No. 13 Florida for a 76-66 victory Saturday to take over the Southeastern Conference...
Saturday's Results - Wrestling, Basketball, Hockey
WRESTLINGILLINOIS CLASS 2A STATE DUALSAt U.S. Cellular Coliseum- QuarterfinalCahokia 39, Lemont 28132: Rodney Evans, Cahokia, dec. Kyle Zator, Lemont, 14-7138: Eric Ayers, Cahokia, dec. Greg Perini, Lemont, 6-4145: Egan Berta, Lemont, dec. Martell Boone,...
Shattenkirk Understands Frustration of Blues Fans
To fans upset with Kevin Shattenkirk for preventing the Blues from making a trade that would bring back a substantial return, he understands.The defenseman is aware of the backlash that unfolded after Thursday's report that he turned down a seven-year,...
Solar's Bright Future Seen in Financing Options
David Downs still carries around his electric bill from last June, eager to bring it up at any opportunity. It may seem like an odd conversation piece, but one peek shows why it comes in handy in his line of work selling residential solar panels. The...
Spotlight: Former License Collector Working Hard for David Francis Statue
Stephen Doss isn't the only St. Louisan who thinks this town has not done enough to honor David R. Francis.And no one is doing more than he is to correct the situation.That's why Doss is out thumping the tub for the last dollars needed to complete and...
St. Louis Art Museum Goes Mad for Hats
An Edgar Degas exhibit featuring hats and paintings, inspired by a $10 million acquisition 10 years ago, has debuted at the St. Louis Art Museum."Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade" is on view through May 7, when it will then be packed...
St. Louis Regional Chamber Announces Arcus Award Winners
The St. Louis Regional Chamber on Thursday recognized what it describes as the area's "most inspirational leaders and companies." Arcus Awards were presented in 11 categories.* Accenture won the Corporate Citizenship Award. Accenture St. Louis was recognized...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING1 p.m. Daytona 500, KTVI (2)BASEBALLNoon Exhibition: Tigers at Mets, MLB Network12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Cardinals vs. Marlins, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM)BASKETBALL11 a.m. College women: Minnesota at Maryland, BTN11 a.m. College women: Georgia at Florida,...
Tennessee Williams Paintings Highlight 2017 Festival
We think of Tennessee Williams as a playwright above all, of course. But besides his other work in poetry and prose, he also explored another art form: painting.Nineteen of those paintings will be exhibited at the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis,...
These St. Louis Charter Schools Have Struggled for 14 Years, but Continue to Evade Closure
Of the more than 10,400 children who attend charter schools in St. Louis, few perform worse as a group than the 2,800 who attend Confluence Academies.The network of five schools on four campuses has lagged far behind state averages on Missouri standardized...
The Trick to Organizing Flat Surfaces like a Dresser Top
The last thing I saw before I closed my eyes every night was a mound of papers, books and products piled high on the dresser next to my bed. This buildup of unfinished tasks and excess junk was also the first thing that greeted me in the mornings.It's...
Ticket Tracker
Delmar Hallticketmaster.com* Never Shout Never, 7 p.m. March 29, $20-$22.50.* Sullen, 8 p.m. April 1, $10-$12.Duck Room at Blueberry Hillticketmaster.com* New Music Showcase with Hembree, 8 p.m. March 30, $5-$7.* Hailee Whitters, 8 p.m. April 5, $12.*...
Tigers Miss Late 3-Pointers in Narrow Loss at Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. * The look was about as good as Missouri could have asked for.The ball found the hot hands of freshman guard Frankie Hughes too. While the outlook was promising, the script followed the same narrative as most of the Tigers' games lately:...
Tiniest Victims of Missouri's Heroin Epidemic Flood into Foster Care
The tiny babies typically arrive at Jill Bundschuh's foster home in Rock Hill around her family's dinner time.Social workers bring them on short notice, with maybe some formula and a few diapers. There are no extra onesies. No swaddling blankets. No...
Transgender Wrestler's State Bid Spotlights Texas Policy
Cypress, Texas * A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he's taking as he transitions...
Transgender Wrestler's State Bid Spotlights Texas Policy
EULESS, Texas * A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the lawyer who tried to keep the...
Twin Tragedies Give Survivor a New Face
ROCHESTER, MINN. * He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the gravity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.His father and his brother,...
Weatherbird's Top Tweets
After the weather week we've had, this column needs no introduction:"It's been a beautiful week in St. Louis. #stlwx" Dave Wise, @dmwise"One more warm day before the cold sets in again for awhile! Hope everyone takes a moment to stop and enjoy it. #stlwx"...
Wells, Suzanne Dr. Suzanne Wells of Cape Coral
Wells, Suzanne Dr. Suzanne Wells of Cape Coral, FL passed away at home on Feb. 17, 2017. She was born to Loudean and Theo Wells of Metropolis, IL on Dec. 3, 1954. Mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, intrepid traveler, scholar, and a great friend...
White Camellias Bud but Won't Open
Q * Can you help with a problem I'm having with my white camellias in recent years? They are loaded with buds that start to form and get large and show color, but then they will not open. They eventually develop a brown ring and fall off. They are growing...
With a Great Past, St. Louis Deserves a Great Future
Editor's note: Our policy is not to publish op-ed submissions by candidates for public office, but the editorial board failed to exhaust all options to obtain an interview with Republican Andrew Jones before publishing our primary endorsements for St....
World Briefs: Thousands Rally in Romania to Back Beleaguered Govt
Airport where North Korean was killed is declared 'safe'Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a...
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