St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 3, 2017

BenFred: Visitor from across the Pond Dives Deep into Cardinals Nation
A man in a St. Louis Cardinals-themed Spider-Man outfit could be found posing for photos with beer drinkers at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on Clark Avenue.His partner, wearing a Redbird-emblazoned Iron Man suit, waited patiently a few feet away.Fast approaching,...
Black Lives Matter Activists Turn Attention to Statehouses
A new initiative launched by Black Lives Matter activists seeks to re-focus the movement's efforts on state capitols, building on momentum at the national level to push back against President Donald Trump's political agenda on issues such as policing...
Blue Notes: Lindbohm Gets into Action Right Away
The Blues might have preferred to give Petteri Lindbohm a calmer setting for his first NHL game since mid-November, but with multiple injuries on the blue line, the club had no choice.The 23-year-old with 39 NHL appearances was called up from the American...
Blues' Perron Is Playing above His Weight
The dog of choice for sports metaphors is the bulldog, who brings, well, a dogged determination to life. Players aspire to play with a bulldog mentality. Not the Blues' David Perron. He's bringing the style of his West Highland white terrier to the ice.Perron...
Blues Win Big Battle for Third Place
The Blues haven't played many meaningful games lately, they seem to be adding a minor-leaguer to the lineup every night, and the power play is offering them next to nothing.So how did the Blues respond against Nashville in a battle for third place Sunday,...
Brighter Packaging, Fewer Umlauts: Krftig Beer Gets a Redesign
A "lighter, fresher look" and half the umlauts.St. Louis' William K. Busch Brewing Co. is hoping that that combination, along with some other marketing tweaks, will help boost the profile of its Krftig brand of lagers.Both Krftig and Krftig Light will...
Bullpen Woes for Giants
PHOENIX * Two big swings from pitcher Madison Bumgarner were undone by another bullpen meltdown for the San Francisco Giants in a wild opener Sunday that looked an awful lot like last season.Chris Owings singled home the winning run as the Arizona Diamondbacks...
CARDINALS 4, CUBS 3 (Box Score); Cardinals Opener
CARDINALS 4, CUBS 3Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Schwarber lf 3 0 2 0 0 1 .667Bryant 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .000Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250Zobrist rf 3 1 0 0 0 0 .000Russell ss 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250Heyward cf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250Contreras c 4 1 2 3 0 2 .500Lester p 2 0 0...
Cardinals Opener: Grichuk Gives Cardinals the Power to Overcome
That sharp, taut style of game the Cardinals want to play this season, pledged they would play, worked all spring to play, and so rarely did play last season carried them through eight innings against the reigning World Series champions.When it faltered,...
Cardinals Opener: Grichuk's Hit in the Ninth Saves the Day for the Cardinals
The style of the game the Cardinals want to play, said they would play, and so rarely did play last season, was all they needed to start 2017 against the reigning World Series champions.For almost nine innings they got it.A day that was about securing...
Chicago Police Seek 2nd Teen in Facebook Sexual Assault Case
CHICAGO * An arrest warrant has been issued for a second teenage boy in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook, and further arrests are expected, police said Sunday.A day after announcing the arrest of a 14-year-old...
Dakota Access Fight Provides Blueprint for Pipeline Protests
BISMARCK, N.D. * Prolonged protests in North Dakota have failed to stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline, at least for now, but they have provided inspiration and a blueprint for protests against pipelines in other states.The months...
Desperation Sets in as Flood Death Toll in Colombia Tops 200
MOCOA, Colombia * Townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the local hospital for loved ones Sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern Colombia, causing more than 200 deaths, many of them children,...
Ecuadoreans Vote in Closely Watched Presidential Election
QUITO, Ecuador * Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno won Ecuador's presidential runoff Sunday, according to an official quick count, reversing a recent rightward trend in Latin American politics and continuing President Rafael Correa's "Citizens' Revolution."But...
Editorial: Trump 'America First' Agenda Forgets That Reliability and Trustworthiness Are What Make This Country Great
President Donald Trump's hard-to-figure foreign policy positions are jeopardizing crucial international accords and endangering America's long-term interests. Achievements of international cooperation like the Iran nuclear accord, the Paris Climate Agreement...
Education Digest
ILLINOIS SCHOOLS > Some parents want SAT scores off transcripts * Some Illinois parents are backing legislation that would keep students' SAT scores off their high school transcripts.Illinois law requires transcripts include a student's score on the...
Golf Roundup
Ryu is winner in playoff after Thompson's penaltySo Yeon Ryu won the ANA Inspiration on Sunday in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in a one-hole playoff with Lexi Thompson, who was given a four-stroke penalty late in the final round for an incorrect ball placement...
GOP Congress Rolls Back Rules on Hunting, Broadband Privacy
WASHINGTON * Hunters could soon target grizzly bears from the air on Alaska's federal lands. Internet providers may get to sell the browsing habits of their customers. States will be able to deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and...
Henley Wins Houston Open, Spot in Masters
HUMBLE, Texas * Russell Henley no longer gets to take a week off, and he couldn't be happier.He's going to the Masters.Henley overcame a four-shot deficit Sunday in the Houston Open by closing with a 7-under 65 for a three-shot victory in what was one...
Hochman: Molina Secures Status as Cardinals Legend
Benjamin Molina Sr. sculpted him, the best of the brothers, who redefined how to play a baseball position, Ozzie-esque. And now, with Sunday's news of a new contract until 2020, the vision of Yadier Molina is now one that must be sculpted again."I just...
How St. Louis Area Members of Congress Voted on Privacy, Russian Influence, Other Issues
How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted March 27-31 according to Voterama in Congress.HOUSENullification of Internet Privacy Rule * The House on March 28 voted, 215-205, to nullify a Federal Communications Commission rule that Internet service providers...
Keselowski Wins at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. * Brad Keselowski had sampled success at Martinsville Speedway, but he had never put everything together to get to Victory Lane.He changed that Sunday, passing Kyle Busch with 43 laps to go and pulling away to win for the 23rd time...
Letters to the Editor, April 3
Candidates should submit their information for Voters GuideCongratulations to the Post-Dispatch and the League of Women Voters for producing another highly informative Voters Guide for the upcoming election. This is obviously a very well-produced piece...
Madagascar Forest Overwhelmed by Thousands Seeking Sapphires
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar * A sapphire rush has brought tens of thousands of people into the remote rainforests of eastern Madagascar, disfiguring a protected environmental area and prompting calls for military intervention.More high-quality sapphires...
Maintenance Backlog at National Parks Could Fuel Calls for Privatization, Cuts to Other Programs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. * Visitation to national parks, monuments and other sites managed by the National Park Service increased in 2016, but the parks' popularity has led to $11.9 billion in deferred maintenance needs.Last year, 330 million people visited...
MLB Notes: Longtime Executive Katy Feeney Dies
Longtime executive Katy Feeney diesKaty Feeney, a baseball executive for four decades and daughter of former National League president Chub Feeney, died Saturday while visiting relatives in Maine. She was 68.She had not shown any sign of illness, baseball...
Molina Calls New $60 Million Deal a 'Great Honor'
Longtime Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright, standing at the door of the press conference room Sunday afternoon, exchanged pleasantries with Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr., who was emerging. "Waino, you've got your batterymate," DeWitt said."Nice work,"...
NBA: James' 41 Points Lead Cavs Past Pacers
LeBron James made a big 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime and scored 41 points to offset 43 by Indiana's Paul George, and the host Cleveland Cavaliers opened their April schedule with a 135-130 win Sunday over the Indiana Pacers.James...
NCAA Title Game Is a Matchup for Big Men
GLENDALE, Ariz. * If you like watching basketball played with big men in the middle, the NCAA Tournament championship game will be a can't-miss event.Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski, who weighs in at 7-foot-1 and 300 pounds, will go head-to-head Monday night...
NCAA Tourney Notes: Tar Heels Guard Berry Still Ailing
Heels guard Berry still ailingSo much of the attention leading up to North Carolina's Final Four game against Oregon dealt with how point guard Joel Berry II would handle playing with two sprained ankles.The good news for his team: He made it through...
Oritz: Fowler Has a Blast Being a Card and Former Cub
Dexter Fowler was eager to experience the pageantry of opening night as a Cardinal at Busch Stadium on Sunday . He was excited to see the Clydesdales head out for their trot around the warning track before Hall of Famers started their parade toward home...
Ortiz: Fowler Has a Blast Being a Cardinal and Former Cub
Dexter Fowler was eager to experience the pageantry of opening night as a Cardinal at Busch Stadium on Sunday. He was excited to see the Clydesdales head out for their trot around the warning track before Hall of Famers started their parade toward home...
Pope Visits Italian Region Rebuilt after Deadly 2012 Quakes
CARPI, Italy * Greeted by tens of thousands of faithful, Pope Francis visited on Sunday a region of Italy that has largely been rebuilt after a pair of deadly earthquakes five years ago, an example meant to give hope to another part of the country still...
Proposed Budget Cuts Take Aim at Missourians with Disabilities
To protect funding for in-home and nursing home services for the disabled, some Missouri lawmakers are proposing to eliminate a tax credit for elderly or disabled renters.The move has angered advocacy groups who say the state's poor and disabled have...
Rays Pounce on Tanaka, Yankees Early
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla * Pitch by pitch, Chris Archer set the tone for what he and the Tampa Bay Rays hope will be a bounce-back year.Meanwhile, it wasn't such a good start for Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees.While Archer pitched seven solid innings,...
Serbia's Powerful PM Claims Landslide Presidential Win
BELGRADE, Serbia * Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic claimed victory Sunday in the presidential election that was a test of his authoritarian rule amid growing Russian influence in the Balkan region.Speaking to supporters at his right-wing...
South Carolina Wins Women's NCAA Tournament
DALLAS * Dawn Staley is going to savor her first women's NCAA Tournament championship. It took her a long time to finally be able to raise the trophy over her head.A'ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Staley and South Carolina win their first national...
Sports Digest: Mizzou Falls in Baseball, Wins in Softball
Federer defeats Nadal for Miami Open tennis titleWeary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami Open final. Now comes...
St. Louis' Largest Homeless Shelter Emptied Following Order from City
Food was served and blankets were ready to be distributed to homeless people on the busy sidewalk outside New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown St. Louis early Sunday evening.But for the first time in more than 40 years, the facility could not provide...
U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Says 'No Love' in Dealings with Russia
WASHINGTON * The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says there's no question Russia was involved in the U.S. presidential election and insists President Donald Trump would fully support strong action against the Kremlin once investigations are complete.Speaking...
Washington's High-Court Fights Date to Washington Himself
WASHINGTON * Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago when the Senate voted down George Washington's choice for chief justice.This year's brouhaha sees Senate Democrats and Republicans bracing...
We the Pupils: More States Teach Founding U.S. Documents
NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. * Should U.S. high school students know at least as much about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist papers as immigrants must to pass an American citizenship test?In a growing number of school systems,...
Wong Doesn't Start but He Gets an Explanation
Days before Cardinals manager Mike Matheny posted his opening night lineup, second baseman Kolten Wong got the one thing he wanted if he wasn't going to start.A conversation.After the team arrived in St. Louis from Springfield, Mo., on Friday, Matheny...
World Briefs
Cypriots leery of reunificationThe rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus said Sunday more work is needed to prepare the ground for the resumption of stalled reunification talks, despite having their first face-to-face meeting after nearly two months...
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