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Articles from November 12, 2017

100 Neediest Cases 1-3: Health Issues Threaten Family's Stability
CASE 1 * Mrs. L moved her family to St. Louis to escape past trauma and difficult relationships with relatives. She and her three children lived in her car until she could afford rent. She now worries that medical bills for her eldest son will make them...
11th Day of 11th Month: War Dead Honored on Armistice Day
LONDON * Millions of people in Britain and France paused to remember the victims of war Saturday on Armistice Day, which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I.Across Britain, people stopped in streets, squares and railway stations for two minutes...
Adkison, Lillia Jane (Nee Mofield) Was Born February 8
Adkison, Lillia Jane (nee Mofield) was born February 8, 1937, in MacDougal, Arkansas to Clyde and Lillian Mofield (nee Morrow).Her early years were spend in Corning, Arkansas area where she picked cotton on the farm as a young girl. The family subsequently...
Aisha Sultan: Finally Getting Your Dream Career, after You've Retired
No little kid dreams of being a car salesman when he grows up.But that's the career my father landed in after he immigrated to America. And I've never heard a little girl say she wants to be a department store clerk one day. But after more than two decades...
Althoff Beats Resurrection
NORMAL * Althoff senior setter Louise Comerford calmly took a pass from sophomore hitter Karinna Gall and returned the ball to her with a letter-perfect set.Gall slammed it to the floor of Redbird Arena with emphasis to give the Crusaders an early five-point...
A New Way to Help the Needy in a Holiday Campaign Steeped in Tradition
St. Louis loves its traditions, and holiday giving is no exception.For 95 years, a staple of generosity this time of year has been the 100 Neediest Cases campaign, a program run by the United Way of Greater St. Louis in partnership with the Post-Dispatch.As...
Are You a Bored Senior? We Have a Few Ideas for You
When elders get bored and just sit and stare off in space or do little or nothing to entertain themselves, people close to them often think that it's just that time of life. Wrong. Experts say older adults tend to be the least prone to boredom than all...
Are You a Bored Senior? We Have a Few Ideas for You
When elders get bored and just sit and stare off in space or do little or nothing to entertain themselves, people close to them often think that it's just that time of life. Wrong. Experts say older adults tend to be the least prone to boredom than all...
Auburn Upsets Second-Ranked Georgia
AUBURN, Ala. * Kerryon Johnson and the Auburn Tigers delivered an emphatic statement to the rest of the Southeastern Conference: Don't forget us.The 10th-ranked Tigers emerged from the shadows of the nation's top two teams, riding Johnson and a smothering...
Author Events for the Week of Nov. 12
SUNDAYSt. Louis Jewish Book Festival * Festival runs through the week at the JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. stljewishbookfestival.org; 314-432-5700.MONDAYGary Pinkel * The former Mizzou football coach discusses his memoir, "The 100-Yard Journey," at...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Nov. 5
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Nov. 5.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Rooster Bar" * John Grisham2. "Two Kinds of Truth" * Michael Connelly3. "Origin" * Dan Brown4. "Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier" * Mark Frost5....
Blues' Top Line Struggles on Power Play
The Blues' line of Brayden Schenn, Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko has been hard to stop lately, with one exception: when they're on the power play.They make up three-fifths of the team's top power-play unit, which has been a sore spot for the...
Boy with Rare Disease Gets Brand New Skin with Gene Therapy
LONDON * Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt to save his life.Two years later, the doctors report the boy is doing...
Bronze Sculpture Honors World War II Hero from Belleville
BELLEVILLE * Dave Roberts said that Saturday Veterans Day was the best day of his life.The 58-year-old Navy veteran from Houston spent the day here with relatives to salute his grandfather, a Belleville native who never shared stories from World War...
Brown, Georgia 78
Brown, Georgia 78, of Florissant, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Life Care Center of Florissant with her family by her side. Georgia was born February 23, 1939, in Prairie View, Kansas, the daughter of Vivian & William Jansonius. Georgia...
Canada Seeks to Compensate Indigenous Taken from Families
TORONTO * Colleen Cardinal often wondered why her parents turned bright red in the sun but she and her sisters grew dark. The puzzle was solved when she was a young teen, and the woman she had thought of as her mother disclosed that she had been picked...
Cardinals 'Need to Get Better' a Process That Begins at GM Meetings
As the Cardinals' front office and other baseball executives swarm this week to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, they do so with openings on their rosters and wish lists in hand, fittingly camped on the edge of "The Happiest Place on Earth," but not yet...
Charlottesville Unrest Was a Factor for Many Virginia Voters
RICHMOND, Va. * Unease over violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville this summer and President Donald Trump's response loomed in the minds of many Virginia voters during Tuesday's elections in which Democrats made significant gains, according...
Classical, Choral Calendar Brings Music for Every Taste
The holidays bring a wide variety of concerts for your consideration everything from sacred music to pops, classical instrumental works to movies.VIENNA BOYS' CHOIRThe Vienna Boys' Choir (aka the Wiener Sngerknaben) returns to Cathedral Concerts on...
CT Scans Uncover New Findings about Kansas City Mummies
KANSAS CITY * Two mummies owned by the Kansas City Museum have new stories to tell after CT scans revealed information about their background for the first time in centuries.The mummies will now join the "Mummies of the World" traveling exhibit to tour...
Dance Performances: 'The Nutcracker' and More
"Novelties: A Tribute to the Written Word" * Literary sources provide the inspiration for the latest concert showcasing the Big Muddy Dance Company and its blend of artistry and athleticism. The transition from page to stage is likely to be memorably...
Dick Gregory Is Still Commenting on Hard Truths in New Book
When comedian and social activist Dick Gregory died in August at age 84, he left behind a widow, 10 offspring and the manuscript of "Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies."Gregory's life, if not his story, began in St. Louis, where...
Eason, Lois Mitchell Lois (Mitchell) Eason Passed Away Peacefully at Sunrise on Clayton in the Late Hours of October 30
Eason, Lois Mitchell Lois (Mitchell) Eason passed away peacefully at Sunrise on Clayton in the late hours of October 30, 2017 at, the age of 94. She was born on May 20, 1923 in Percy, Illinois to Ralph and Blanche Mitchell. She was married to the late...
Editorial: Illinois Electric Ratepayers Dodge a $400 Million Bullet
Last week, lobbyists for Dynegy, a Houston-based electric power company, asked the Illinois Legislature to require ratepayers to bail it out of a terrible business deal it made four years ago. The Legislature, winding up its fall veto session, decided...
Editorial: St. Louis Needs More Scrutiny, Less Tax-Incentive Hypocrisy
Alderman Megan-Ellyia Green received a double political smackdown Tuesday. On the same day her drive to defeat Prop P went down in flames, her fellow aldermen called her out for hypocrisy after she requested a development tax incentive in her 15th Ward....
Edwardsville Advances to State Semifinals Behind Special Teams, Defense
EDWARDSVILLE * As soon as Edwardsville safety Rodney Smith located the ball in the air, he knew he would catch it.The Edwardsville fans who packed the home stands stomped rapidly on the metal bleachers, producing a thunderous roar. The Tigers led Minooka...
Edwardsville Advances to State Semifinals Behind Special Teams, Defense
EDWARDSVILLE * As soon as Edwardsville safety Rodney Smith located the ball in the air, he knew he would catch it.The Edwardsville fans who packed the home stands stomped rapidly on the metal bleachers, producing a thunderous roar. The Tigers led Minooka...
Flum, Paul Lewis Paul Lewis Flum
Flum, Paul LewisPaul Lewis Flum, founder of Paul Flum Ideas, Inc. (PFI), died peacefully at The Oak Cottage of Santa Barbara, CA, on November 5, 2017. He was 93 years old.Mr. Flum was a creative force committed to making the world a better place. He...
From Ferguson Protester to State Legislator, Bruce Franks Jr. Says He Will Never Stop Fighting
In 1991, Forest Park Southeast was a neighborhood reeling. Although smack-dab in the middle of the city, poverty, violence and neglect isolated it from the rest of St. Louis, including the adjacent Central West End, a generous spread of mansions and...
Frustration Sets in after Coal Mine Health Study Suspended
GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. * Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines a good job in the economically depressed area.But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's,...
Girl Who Befriended St. Louis Blues and Danced through Fight with Cancer Dies at 11
ST. LOUIS * Arianna "Ari" Dougan, a St. Louis girl diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer at 3 who developed a special friendship with Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, died Saturday, her family announced on Facebook. Arianna was 11. She lived with a form...
Harassment Case Puts U.S. Senate Candidate with Others under Spotlight
SACRAMENTO, Calif. * News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader this week as he begins a bid against the state's first female U.S....
Hartz, Robert Joseph Loving Husband of Kay Hartz Entered the Presence of Our Lord with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. He Died in the Comfort of His Home with His Wife Kay at His Side. Born in Kansas City
Hartz, Robert Joseph loving husband of Kay Hartz entered the presence of our Lord with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church. He died in the comfort of his home with his wife Kay at his side. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on April 5, 1942 to his parents...
High School Football: Mount Carmel Ends East St. Louis' Reign as 7A Champ
CHICAGO * The East St. Louis High School Flyers had spent their season proving themselves as one of the best football teams in the state. But even the best teams make mistakes, and sometimes, those mistakes can be costly.The Flyers learned that tough...
Hochman: Tigers' Success Is Better Late Than Never
COLUMBIA, Mo. * The last time this happened was never.For the first time in Missouri football history, the Tigers have scored 45 or more points in four straight games. I don't even know if that happened for Kim Anderson's basketball teams. But, yes,...
Holiday Light Displays Will Make Your Spirits Glow This Season
Why spend a cozy night indoors next to the fire when you could bundle up and bask in the glow of one of the area's countless holiday light displays?Find a Clark Griswold-inspired house by checking holidaylighthopping.com, a guide to the best homegrown...
Horrigan: With Six Broken Ribs, Lawn Care Disputes Are Nothing to Sneeze About
Two Fridays ago, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was spending part of one of those long weekends Congress likes to grant itself by mowing his grass. In the late afternoon of Nov. 3, it is reported, he stepped off his riding mower in the yard of his home in Bowling...
HSFB Roundup for SUNam
Highland unstoppable against HerscherEverything that Highland coach Jimmy Warnecke called worked.Every pass that senior quarterback Garrett Marti threw seemed to find the end zone. Every time junior Brady Feldman touched the ball, he'd find pay dirt.The...
Hurricane Sets off Fierce Debate about Leaving Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico * The disaster wrought by Hurricane Maria has set off an anguished debate across Puerto Rico, where friends, family and co-workers are arguing fiercely over the morality of leaving the blacked-out island for the U.S. mainland versus...
Interior Designer's Fun, Flashy Home Featured on Lindbergh Holiday House Tour
Guests of the 42nd Annual Lindbergh Holiday House Tour on Dec. 3 will certainly feel festive when they enter the home of local interior designer Joseph "Joie" DiMercurio. "I put the whole neighborhood in the mood. I love the holidays," he says.With Christmas...
Islanders Strike Early and Often in 5-2 Win over Blues
The New York Islanders were embarrassed Friday night in Dallas. They were on the short end of a 5-0 score. They had only 14 shots on goal all game. And afterward they got called out by their coach, former Blue Doug Weight.Saturday night, they took out...
Islanders Strike Early and Often in 5-2 Win over Blues
The New York Islanders were embarrassed Friday night in Dallas. They were on the short end of a 5-0 score. They had only 14 shots on goal all game. And afterward they got called out by their coach, former Blue Doug Weight.Saturday night, they took out...
Israeli Tech Entrepreneur Moves to St. Louis with Big Ambitions
Guy Weitzman has lived in St. Louis just three weeks, but he's already one of the city's most enthusiastic boosters.Weitzman, a native of Israel, moved here last month with his wife and two children. With him came the headquarters of Atomation, a three-year-old...
Las Vegas Shooting Victims Still Searching for Their Heroes
LOS ANGELES * As soon as Chris Gilman knew she would survive the gunshot wound she sustained in the Las Vegas massacre, she wanted to find the two strangers who saved her life a man and woman whose names she didn't know.She found a Facebook page called...
Lawmakers Question Whether Key CIA Nominee Misled Congress
WASHINGTON * Two former CIA employees are accusing President Donald Trump's administration's choice for CIA chief watchdog of being less than candid when he told Congress he didn't know about any active whistleblower complaints against him.Members of...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man shot to death * A man died after being shot in the chest Saturday, according to police.Police were called to the intersection of Riverview Drive and Hall Street in north St. Louis at 6:37 p.m.Police said they had no further details...
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 12
No place in society for guns that cause mass casualtiesHow many heart-wrenching mass shootings must our country endure before action is taken? In Jonah Goldberg's piece "Why there is inaction on gun laws" (Nov. 9), he makes the superfluous argument that...
Lock May Have Played Final Game at Faurot Field
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Was this the last time Drew Lock played on Faurot Field?Weird to think it could be over. It seems like yesterday he showed up with his shag and his swag and beat South Carolina as a true freshman. It's also weird it could be over if only...
Louise Erdrich Skilled Wth Her Own 'Handmaid' Dystopia
Readers recently returned to dystopias in droves, driving books such as "1984" and "The Handmaid's Tale" back onto best-seller lists. While these classics deserve the interest, recent fiction can offer a timely look at the immediate threats to women's...
Made in St. Louis: She Loves St. Louis So Much, She Illustrated It in a Calendar
Janet Muhm's love of St. Louis runs deep, as evidenced by her lively calendar, a Year in the City, featuring 12 sophisticated illustrations of greater St. Louis area landmarks and traditions. She illustrated, designed, wrote and sold the art calendar...
Making a Selfless Sacrifice to Preserve Our Freedom
Most of us experience military service only through the eyes, ears and efforts of others our father, brother, son, uncle, aunt, sister or mother. But mostly men and often friends as well as relatives.For me, it was Uncle Carroll in World War I, my father...
Mall Owner CBL Eyes Office and Medical Tenants as Retailers Flounder
Mall shoppers can expect to find fewer places to buy clothes and more office and medical tenants in the coming years.CBL Properties, the largest mall owner in the St. Louis region, announced a new initiative at the end of October to combat falling occupancy...
Mannes, Barbara L. (Nee Holder)
Mannes, Barbara L. (nee Holder), who passed away November 2, 2017 after a short illness, was the beloved wife of the late A. Earl Mannes (19171994), mother to Michael (Cynthia), Kathy Gaynor, and Karen (Richard) Phillips, and grandmother to Emily, Kevin...
Matthew Weiner Lends Distinctive, If Annoying, Style to First Novel
Since "Mad Men" ended its acclaimed run in 2015, creator Matthew Weiner has been looking in different directions.Even his return to television will step away from his heavily serialized past work, which also included time as a writer on "The Sopranos."...
Messenger: Rising Missouri Political Star Tells Her #MeToo Story to Shine Light on Sexual Assault
SIKESTON, Mo. * She was 11 when Papa crawled into her bed.He had picked her up in New Madrid after a long bus trip. The day began with so much promise. Holly Rehder, the daughter of a single mother living in poverty, had been chosen out of a program...
Miami Routs Notre Dame
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. * Miami is getting championship rings when this season is over.Maybe, just maybe, the biggest kind.The Hurricanes sent two very clear messages to the College Football Playoff committee Saturday night that they're worthy of being...
Missouri Judge Faces Rare Chance to Impose Death Penalty
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. * The inability of a jury in southwestern Missouri to decide whether a man should be put to death for kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl sets up a rare situation in which a judge will make that decision.Circuit Judge Thomas Mountjoy...
Mizzou Overpowers Vols, Stretches Winning Streak to Four
COLUMBIA, MO. * A year ago Missouri moved the ball at will on Tennessee with little to show for it. The Tigers pillaged the Volunteers for 740 yards and lost by 26 points.That wasn't the case Saturday at Memorial Stadium, where Mizzou pushed its winning...
Mizzou Overpowers Vols, Stretches Win Streak to Four
COLUMBIA, MO. * A year ago Missouri moved the ball at will on Tennessee with little to show for it. The Tigers pillaged the Volunteers for 740 yards and lost by 26 points.That wasn't the case Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, where Mizzou pushed its...
Mizzou's Lock Outduels Vols Rookie
COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri quarterback Drew Lock came into Saturday's game with 542 career pass completions. His counterpart from Tennessee had a few less 541 to be exact.With redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano slowed by an ankle injury, Tennessee coach...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyWhere mobile phone taxes are high * Ever wonder why your mobile phone bill is so high? It may be partly because you live in a state that likes to tax wireless users.Illinois...
Nation Briefs
Trump reiterates Putin's claimsPresident Donald Trump is back on the defensive over Russian election meddling and is accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage U.S.-Russia relations.Speaking to reporters Saturday aboard Air Force One, Trump, a Republican,...
NFL Notebook: Cowboys Vow to Keep Pushing
The arrow was pointing up for the Cowboys, sideways or down for the Falcons.Then a federal court on Thursday upheld the six-game league suspension for Ezekiel Elliott, a damaging blow to Dallas.When they meet Sunday in a critical NFC match, the winner...
Opera Review: Winter Opera's 'Student Prince'
Sigmund Romberg's operetta "The Student Prince" was a big hit in the 1920s, and at 608 performances the longest-running show of the decade on Broadway. It made a jolly song called "Drink, drink, drink" into a Prohibition-era hit.Set in the mid-19th century...
Ortiz: Redbirds Must Aim above Wild Card
It has been six weeks since the Cardinals' faint playoff hopes were dashed by the Cubs in the penultimate series of the season, giving John Mozeliak, Michael Girsch and Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. plenty of time to formulate a plan for what might be the...
Parkway Central Soccer Wins
FENTON * It's no secret corner kicks have been a staple of the Parkway Central boys soccer attack all season.With a player as adept as junior midfielder Adam Burnett is at serving balls into the penalty area and a player with height like 6-foot-3 senior...
Pets of the Week: A Cat, a Lab Mix and a Maltese Mix
Jake is a well-rounded 10-years-young domestic shorthair who loves people and loves food. Jake can be a little shy at first, but with a little patience and a lot of love he warms up very quickly. This handsome red-haired tabby is looking for a forever...
Photo Hall of Fame Will Honor Anne Geddes, Harry Benson, Kenny Rogers Yes, That One
Harry Benson almost drove past the Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968.It was a cool Los Angeles evening, and Benson had scheduled dinner with friends. At the last moment, the veteran photographer decided to go inside.Robert Kennedy strolled through the...
Raasch: Declining Faith in Institutions Has Corresponded with the Rise of Social Media
WASHINGTON * How you're reading these words on a screen, iPhone or newspaper probably says more about you than almost any other tell.How they were delivered to you from a human dropping newsprint on your doorstep, or a Facebook "friend" you may actually...
Rangers Make It Six Victories in a Row
The New York Rangers have gone from an awful start to the hottest team in the NFL, using the man advantage to help them to a season-high sixth straight win Saturday.New York scored two second-period power-play goals en route to a 4-2 victory against...
Ride the Polar Express, Visit Santa, Celebrate Kwanzaa, Stroll through History and More
Skate with Santa, jam with friends from "Sesame Street" or watch a holiday parade that glows at night. There's no shortage of activities to enjoy with your family over the holidays.You can usher in the season by welcoming Santa at the Thanksgiving Day...
Rockhurst Topples Vianney
FENTON * Amid the aftermath of a 3-2 loss to Rockhurst in the Class 4 boys soccer state championship game, Vianney junior forward Jake Sansone found a silver lining in the heartbreak.Sansone was full of praise for his Golden Griffins teammates for nearly...
Ross, Jack Haynor Jack "Gramps" Haynor Ross
Ross, Jack Haynor Jack "Gramps" Haynor Ross, 93, of Frontenac, Missouri, died peacefully on Tuesday the 19th of September 2017. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life for sixty-seven years, Martha "Marty" (Ruddy) Ross; his daughter, Jody Ross...
Shows Abound, Meant for the Season and Otherwise
TV has always paid a lot of attention to Christmas. This year, a couple of classic TV shows, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (1964) and "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (1965), will be on stages here, with actors instead of animated characters. It's a new...
Silicon Valley Becomes a Purgatory for the Working Homeless
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. * In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street.She concedes it's "not a very nice living situation," but it also is not unusual....
Sister Antona Ebo, Civil Rights Leader and Nun for 71 Years, Dies at 93
Sister Antona Ebo, who fought for civil rights in Selma, Ala., was one of the first African-American women to join what was then the Sisters of St. Mary, now the Franciscan Sisters of Mary.Sister Ebo died Saturday (Nov. 11, 2017) at the Sarah Community,...
Southwestern Missouri Utility Seeks to Retire Coal Plant Early as It Adds Wind Generation
It's taken a long time for utility-scale renewable energy to build momentum in Missouri, which ranks as the nation's third-largest consumer of coal, based on the latest government data.Now, though, recent moves by utilities across the state show some...
Spotlight: Cobblestone, Brick Streets Cling Tight to Hang on in St. Louis
Fasten your seat belts; it's going to be a bumpy read.When it comes to cobblestone and brick streets in St. Louis, the number of blocks still showing their old bumps dwindle by the year, paved over with asphalt and buried into memories.Only 80 blocks...
Storgrds Leads the SLSO in an Outstanding Program
Friday morning's coffee concert by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra brought one of the best programs of the season so far.Conductor John Storgrds and pianist Marc-Andr Hamelin led the SLSO in spot-on performances of three works in very different styles:...
Sun COBAS
Frericks leads MU women to a win over QuinnipiacJordan Frericks had 23 points and 16 rebounds, Cierra Porter added 15 points on five 3-pointers and No. 16 Missouri rebounded after losing its season opener to pull away from Quinnipiac 66-51 on Saturday...
Sunday's NFL Capsules
NEW ORLEANS (6-2) at BUFFALO (5-3)Time * NoonFast facts * Saints' six-game winning streak matches sixth-longest in team history, and best since eight-game run to close 2011 season. ... QB Drew Brees has NFL-leading 108 career games with 300 yards passing...
Sun GOLF
Defending champion Paul Goydos took a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions' season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, shooting a 5-under 66 to reach 12-under 130 at Phoenix Country Club, a tree-lined course hosting its first tour event since...
Sun MOTORS
AVONDALE, Ariz. * There's no denying the rapid changing of the guard in NASCAR, and this year's playoffs proved how quickly the young new drivers can make their way in this sport.Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson claimed four...
Sun NBA
Bradley Beal scored 19 points, and the Washington Wizards forced the Atlanta Hawks into a season-worst 24 turnovers in a 113-94 victory on Saturday night.Markieff Morris scored 18 points in his best game offensive game since returning from sports hernia...
Sun TOP25
Defense helps No. 6 Wisconsin beat Iowa, clinch Big Ten WestReceiver Kendric Pryor scored twice, and sixth-ranked Wisconsin relied on stifling defense to overcome four turnovers and Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson's two touchdowns in a 38-14 win over the...
Sun WAVES
U.S. and Belarus are tied in Fed Cup playU.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens lost in three sets to Aryna Sabalenka as host Belarus and the United States ended the opening day of the Fed Cup final evenly poised at 1-1.Sabalenka beat Stephens 6-3, 3-6,...
Sweet Williams Are Vulnerable to Rot
Q * Last summer I ordered a preseeded ring of flowers that I believe were called Sweet William. These bloomed without problem but toward the end of the season the stems were brown and appeared dead, yet new flower blooms were present. I didn't know whether...
Ticket Tracker
Delmar Hallticketmaster.com* Dar Williams, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, $30-$35.* Hum (105.7 the Point Birthmonth Show), Spotlights, 8 p.m. Feb. 24, $25-$28.* Lights, 8 p.m. March 14, $21-$23.50.---Fox Sports Midwest Live! at Ballpark Villageticketfly.com* Chris...
Troy Couple Charged with Abusing Their 11-Month-Old Son, Police Say
TROY, Mo. * A couple have been charged with child abuse in connection with injuries to an infant in Troy, police said.The Troy Police Department, in a Facebook post, said the infant's father, Brandon D. Johnson, was charged with three counts of abuse...
U.S. Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal
BONN, Germany * A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday that they were still committed to curbing global warming even as President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.But the alliance,...
Veterans Day Marked with Parades, Somber Ceremonies
Americans honored their military veterans Saturday with a parade in the wintry cold of New York City, where one World War II vet thanked onlookers for remembering, and in a somber ceremony in a Texas town bloodied by a church massacre where almost half...
Will Alabama Pick a Democrat over Moore? Suburbs Will Decide
ALABASTER, Ala. * It's no secret that if Roy Moore is going to lose his race for U.S. Senate, it's going to happen in Alabama's suburbs. And on Friday, a day after allegations emerged that the outspoken Christian conservative had sexual contact with...
World Briefs
United Airlines cancels flights over smog in New DehliCiting toxic smog that one official said has turned India's capital city into a "gas chamber," United Airlines has canceled flights to New Delhi until the air gets better. At least in United's eyes,...
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