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Articles from April 22, 2017

Area College Athletes: Gleason Ending Senior Year with Flourish
Dre Gleason has saved the best for last.Gleason is putting a cap on his senior baseball season at Austin Peay in grand fashion, including being named to the 40-player USA Baseball midseason Golden Spikes Award watch list. The Golden Spikes Award is the...
Arkansas Executed One Death-Row Inmate. Three More Executions Are Planned This Month
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. * Arkansas' push to put eight men to death in less than two weeks has so far resulted in just one lethal injection, and legal experts say that shows the risks of pursuing the nation's most ambitious execution schedule since the death...
Blue Notes: Wild's Edge on Faceoffs Due to a Little Cheating
The Blues had their best day of the playoffs on faceoffs in Game 4, and the two linesmen were regularly kicking Minnesota players out of the faceoff circle. Those events may be related.The Wild apparently use some tricks of the faceoff trade, and on...
Blues Haven't Ruled out Stastny for Game 5
The Blues' practice began Friday and Paul Stastny took his spot between Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko for the first time since March 21, the night he left a game in Colorado after taking a shot from Tarasenko off the right foot.There was no confirmation...
Boys Tennis: CBC's Maack Gets Big Win in Shortened Tournament
CBC's standout No. 1 tennis player, A.J. Woodman, was not able to participate Friday in the Tournament of Champions at Westminster.But the Cadets' No. 2 player, Clayton Maack, more than made up for Woodman's absence.Maack made it to the semifinals in...
Business Digest
Wal-Mart's Lore earns $244 million * Wal-Mart Stores executive Marc Lore reaped $243.9 million in compensation last year, fueled by shares he received for selling his company to the retail giant.The package included $236.3 million in restricted stock...
CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 3 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 3 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Fowler cf 2 0 1 1 0 0 .179Piscotty rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .234Diaz ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 .239Oh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---Carpenter 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .250Gyorko 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .316Molina c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .220Martinez rf-lf 4 1...
Cardinals Notes: Gyorko Gets a Shot in Cleanup Spot
MILWAUKEE * On the strength of his two doubles and a home run Thursday night, Cardinals third baseman Jedd Gyorko swatted himself into the cleanup spot for the first time this season Friday night.Gyorko, who led the club with 30 home runs last year,...
Champs-Elysees Gunman Had Long Criminal Record, Praised IS
PARIS * The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison, including for attacking other officers, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday a lengthy...
City Will Investigate Washington Avenue Taxing Districts
Claims by the state auditor that two Washington Avenue taxing districts are ripping off taxpayers will be investigated by the city, St. Louis Development Corporation Executive Director Otis Williams said.Williams said his agency was "leading the investigation,...
Drones Used for First Time in Major Search at Grand Canyon
PHOENIX * The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission.The Grand Canyon is the only national...
Drug Companies Lied about Dangers of Opioids, St. Clair County Prosecutor Claims in Lawsuit
ST. CLAIR COUNTY * The prosecutor here is suing two companies he says misled consumers about how addictive and dangerous their prescription painkillers can be.St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly filed the 159-page suit Thursday against Purdue...
E-Commerce Distributor Quiet Logistics Announces Plans for Hazelwood Facility
Location, location, location.The real estate mantra especially rings true in the shipping industry, with logistics companies aiming to base operations in places where the greatest percentage of customers can be reached in the least amount of time.Those...
Editorial: Short Takes on Prison Vacation Spots, Fake Radio Outrage, and Real Fox News Outrage
PrisonWorld (thumbs up)Several bills are making their way through the Missouri Legislature that would help the city of Jefferson City create a novel mid-Missouri tourist attraction think of it as PrisonWorld. It would be a mixed-used development built...
Faith Perspectives: Is Church Worth Your Time?
I read a sad story in the Post-Dispatch this month.It ran with the print headline, "Stores are closing at a rate that rivals the last U.S. recession." It noted that businesses such as HHGregg and Gordmans had filed for bankruptcy this year. If this keeps...
Free Parking at MidAmerica Airport May Be Ending
MASCOUTAH * Free parking, a longtime selling point at MidAmerica Airport, could be on the way out.Airport Director Tim Cantwell said the St. Clair County Public Building Commission, which oversees the facility, voted Thursday to consider charging travelers...
Golf: Finau, Cauley Are Tied for Lead in Texas Open
SAN ANTONIO * Tony Finau arrived at the 18th tee with a chance at a course record, but his approach splashed in the water and his bogey dropped him into a second-round tie for the lead with Bud Cauley at the Valero Texas Open on Friday.A birdie at the...
Golf Roundup
Wiesberger takes lead in delayed China eventBernd Wiesberger of Austria fired a bogey-free 7-under 65 to lead by four shots when the second round of the Shenzhen International was suspended due to storms on Friday.Wiesberger completed his first round...
Hazelwood Athletics Director Was Demoted Because He Reported Theft by Administrator, Lawyer Says
A lawyer representing Hazelwood Central High School's athletics director says his client was demoted because he reported that a school administrator was stealing student funds.John Pukala, a former coach who became the school's athletics director in...
Hochman: Blues Must Generate More Scoring Chances
Where have you gone, Joel Edmundson?Our city turns its lonely eyes to you.Can someone on the Blues score a goal? Now would be the time. To think that the most dangerous sniper this series has been Joltin' Joel, who scored two goals in the first two games,...
Justice Dept Threatens Sanctuary Cities in Immigration Fight
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump's administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement...
Kinloch Officials Ordered to St. Louis County Court to Answer for Alleged Illegal Traffic Ticket
CLAYTON * A St. Louis County circuit court judge has summoned Kinloch officials to explain why they allegedly have not allowed a Florissant resident to fight a traffic ticket she got last month.Kathy Grant got a $125 traffic ticket in the mail March...
Kirkwood Drops Vianney in Football, Won't Schedule MCC Teams in Other Sports
Kirkwood's athletic programs no longer will schedule opponents from the Metro Catholic Conference, athletics director Corey Nesslage confirmed Friday."We're not going to play any of the MCC schools," Nesslage said. "It's in the best interest of Kirkwood...
Laclede Gas Shooting Victims Were Outdoorsman, Family Man; Killer Had Criminal Past
ST. LOUIS * How much of a role outrage over an electric bill played in a lone gunman's decision to take the lives of two utility workers and his own may never be known, but a day later it was the only clue as to what set Clinton Willis off on Thursday.The...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man dies a day after shooting * A man who was shot in the head Thursday morning in the 4600 block of Cottage Avenue in the Greater Ville neighborhood of St. Louis died early Friday from his injuries.Charles Petty, 34, who lived on Cottage...
Letters to the Editor, April 22
SIUE asked to bail out mismanagement of Carbondale campusAs always, I enjoyed Pat Gauen's column, "Slow change of fortunes erases SIUE's complex" (April 20). However, I respectfully disagree with two points.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville came...
Metro Digest
KIRKWOOD > Magic House gets approval for more parking * The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Magic House to expand its parking lot to the east on East Woodbine Avenue and enclose a 1,700-square-foot walkway between two...
Mexico Sees 2,020 Killings in March, Worst Month since 2011
MEXICO CITY * Mexico has surpassed 2,000 homicides in a month for the first time since the summer of 2011 and had more killings in the first quarter of 2017 than in the start of any year in at least two decades, according to data released Friday.Unlike...
Mizzou Basketball Targets Transfer Guard
COLUMBIA, MO. * As Cuonzo Martin's Missouri basketball staff waits on top recruiting targets Kevin Knox II and Jeremiah Tilmon, a new name has emerged as a backcourt option for the Tigers. Canisius College guard Kassius Robertson plans to take a recruiting...
MLB Notes: Bumgarner Injured in Dirt Bike Accident
Bumgarner goes on DL after dirt bike accidentGiants ace lefthander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained...
MLB Roundup: Harper Sparks Nats in Fifth Straight Win
Harper sparks Nats in fifth straight winBryce Harper homered early, then doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th inning on a bases-loaded walk by Jeurys Familia, sending the Washington Nationals over the host New York Mets 4-3 Friday night for...
Nation Briefs: Court Promptly Denies Blagojevich Request for 3rd Sentencing
Court won't reconsider Blagojevich's sentenceAn appeals court in Chicago took just three days to reject a request from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for another sentencing hearing, saying that his 14-year prison term for corruption...
NBA Roundup: Celtics Finally Get a Win after Two Losses at Home
Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16 points, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the host Chicago Bulls 104-87 on Friday night after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home.The Celtics pulled...
NFL Notes: Raiders Waiting on Lynch's Decision
Raiders waiting on word regarding Lynch decisionOakland general manager Reggie McKenzie would like some resolution before the draft next week on whether running back Marshawn Lynch wants to come out of retirement and be traded to the Raiders.Lynch retired...
NHL: Injury Scare for Ovechkin but Caps Win in OT
Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the host Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Friday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.The Capitals survived a scare when captain Alex Ovechkin left the game late...
Patient Fans of A Perfect Circle Rewarded at Chaifetz Arena Show
"This is what we consider our 'get-to-know-ya/re-get to know ya' run," A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan said a few songs into the band's hundred-minute set Thursday night at a packed Chaifetz Arena. "It's been a while since we've been out."Indeed,...
Sailors from the Last Skirmish of the Vietnam War Converge on St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * A few weeks after the fall of Saigon in April 1975, the Henry B. Wilson, a guided-missile destroyer, was on a long, winding route home. The Vietnam War was over and the crew of some 300 sailors had beer and a port on their minds.Then the...
Slow Start to Season for Joe Gibbs Racing
BRISTOL, Tenn. * Joe Gibbs Racing had three victories at this point last season, including back-to-back wins by Kyle Busch. Then Carl Edwards reeled off consecutive victories and the organization was easily the best in NASCAR.Now? The team is winless...
Sports Digest: Billikens Lose Gillmann, Add South Florida Transfer
Billikens lose Gillmann, add South Florida transferThe St. Louis University basketball roster continues to undergo a massive transformation with the departure of one player and addition of another.Center Austin Gillmann has left the team to focus on...
SSM Looks to Trim $200 Million from Budget
After facing financial challenges in 2016, SSM Health has initiated "financial improvement plans" to cut $200 million in costs this year.The Creve Coeur-based health system disclosed the need to cut costs in an April 2017 bond document.Officials declined...
STLFC Looks to Bounce Back after First Loss
Coming off their first loss of the season a 4-0 shutout at FC Cincinnati on Saturday St. Louis FC returned to work early this week at Soccer Park in Fenton."We've talked about the game, what happened, and we've moved on," first-year coach Preki Radosavljevic...
Trump Eyes Changes to Obama's Tax and Wall Street Rules
WASHINGTON * Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by then-President Barack Obama.Trump signed an executive order to review any major tax...
Trump Tells Young Immigrants in US Illegally to 'Rest Easy'
WASHINGTON * Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they would not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.Trump, in a wide-ranging...
Upshall Takes over 'Pest' Role against Wild
Two years ago, when the Blues played the Wild in the first round of the playoffs, everyone in the state of Minnesota, it seemed, hated Blues forward Steve Ott.Ott has made a career out of being a professional nuisance, and he was at his most annoying...
US Defense Sec'y Mattis: Syria Still Has Chemical Weapons
TEL AVIV, Israel * Syria still possesses chemical weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday, warning against the banned munitions' being used again.At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Mattis also said that in recent days the Syrian...
Venezuela Officials Say at Least 12 People Killed Overnight
CARACAS, Venezuela * At least 12 more people were killed during looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid an escalating political crisis, authorities said Friday.Most of the deaths took place in El Valle, a working-class neighborhood near Caracas'...
Wainwright Does It All as Cardinals Beat Brewers
MILWAUKEE * With little fear of dissent from Adam Wainwright, it is safe to say he was a much better hitter than pitcher last year. "That would be very fair to say," Wainwright said.The Cardinals' righthander won 13 games but his earned-run average was...
Wainwright Drives in Four Runs and Gets First Win of Season
MILWAUKEE * With little fear of dissent from Adam Wainwright, it is safe to say he was a much better hitter than pitcher last year. And it's trending that way this year, too, although it was much closer Friday night.The Cardinals' righthander won 13...
Will Red Flags Keep Teams from Giving Foster Green Light?
During the long pre-draft process of college all-star games, the NFL Scouting Combine, pro days, team visits, and private workouts, a player's stock can rise or fall.Skeptics will say: How can this be the case when nobody's played a game that mattered...
World Briefs: Canadian PM Responds to Trump's Criticism of Dairy Industry
Canada respectfully differs with TrumpCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that he planned to be respectful and engage the United States with a fact-based approach to solving problems a day after Donald Trump called Canada a "disgrace"...
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