St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 10, 2017

Arch Serves as Gateway to Victory at GO! St. Louis Marathon
Count Stanley Boen among those approving of the new course for the GO! St. Louis Marathon. Particularly the finish line on the banks of the Mississippi River right in front of the Gateway Arch."I like this Arch. It's very good," said Boen, who is from...
Ask Metro: 'Metro Reimagined' to Explore Changes to Routes, Schedules, Vehicle Types
Chat with representatives from Metro Transit at noon on the first Wednesday of each month to get your transit questions answered at stltoday.com/chat. Here's an excerpt from last week's chat:Pat: Does Metro have any plans to increase frequency of bus...
Ask the Road Crew: Updates on River Des Peres Greenway and Washington Avenue Projects
The weekly "Along for the Ride" column now published on Mondays will return April 17.Chat 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...
Blues Shift Focus to Minnesota
On March 7, the Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in St. Paul. It was a turning point for both teams.The Blues had won just one of their previous six games and that was over Colorado, the league's worst team. The Wild had gone 9-3-1 in their previous...
Cards' Losing Ways at Busch Carry over to New Season
As they always say when the underdog topples a heavy sports favorite, you can throw those records out the window or into the trash or wherever you put records you don't want to keep anymore.If you still had those records in your hand, they might suggest...
Chris Rock Brings His Pain at Introspective, Hilarious Peabody Opera House Show
Chris Rock's recent divorce from his wife of 16 years, Malaak Compton-Rock, is serving him well on stage, a stage he has been absent from for too long."I haven't done this in a while," Rock, back after an eight-year hiatus from stand-up, said Saturday...
Editorial: Missouri Attorney General Gets Creative to Combat Human Traffickers
The tragedy of human trafficking can't be measured in numbers. Missouri reported 135 cases last year, nearly double the previous year. Though the number is small, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's plan to target human traffickers using new regulations...
Editorial: The Mallinckrodt Connection to America's Opioid Epidemic
Understanding how America's opioid addiction problem turned into an epidemic requires connecting a lot of dots between addicts and their corporate suppliers. Some of those dots lead to the doorstep of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in Hazelwood.The company...
Education Digest
PARKWAY SCHOOLS > New principal is named * Aaron McPherson has been selected as the next principal of Parkway Southwest Middle School, effective July 1 pending school board approval.McPherson has served as the principal of Highcroft Ridge Elementary...
Father Accused of Suffocating 3-Month-Old Boy in St. Louis
UPDATED at 11:15 a.m. with booking photo of suspect, bail amount.A 3-month-old boy found dead Saturday morning was killed by his father, who held the boy's nose and mouth closed until the child suffocated, police say.In court documents charging Jibri...
Fit of Wildness, Poor Defense Cost Martinez
The Cardinals' opening home stand was mostly highlighted by stellar starting pitching throughout the rotation's first turn. Entering Sunday's series finale with the Cincinnati Reds, Cards starters had posted the lowest ERA in the National League 1.71.But...
Fox Threatens to Pull FSM from Charter TV Lineup
There's a power play going on that will interest many St. Louisans beyond what takes place in the Blues-Minnesota hockey playoff series that begins Wednesday night.Fox Networks Group and Charter Spectrum cable are embroiled in a contract dispute at the...
Garcia Wins Masters to Become a Major Champion at Last
AUGUSTA, Ga. * Sergio Garcia tugged the lapel of his green jacket with both hands, proud of his prize and how he earned it.His hopes were fading Sunday in the Masters two shots behind with six holes to play when his tee shot bounced off a tree and...
'Good Samaritan' and Drug Database Proposals Move Forward as Missouri Grapples with Opioid Crisis
JEFFERSON CITY * Longtime advocates for measures that address an opioid crisis plaguing both the nation and the Show-Me state are cautiously optimistic that they'll become law this year.A fervent opponent to a prescription drug-monitoring database, Sen....
Hochman: Tarasenko Will Become Marked Man in Playoffs
For the Blues, this was supposed to be a season in transition from Hitch to Yeo but for a particular Blue, it was supposed to be a season of transformation star to superstar. And in many regards, we've seen it.Vladimir Tarasenko finished with the...
How St. Louis-Area Members of Congress Voted on Trump's Tax Returns, Investment Rules, Supreme Court
How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted April 3-7 according to Voterama in Congress.HOUSEStock Compensation for Employees * The House on April 4 voted, 331-87, to make it easier for private firms to offer stock compensation to employees without...
Johnson Is a Winner at Texas Again
FORT WORTH, Texas * Jimmie Johnson still knows how to get to Victory Lane at Texas, even from the back of the field on a track that had changed significantly since his first six wins there.And while heating up in the cockpit because of an issue with...
Law & Order
WENTZVILLE > Girl found safe after KC-area abduction * A 12-year-old who police say was abducted by a man she met online has been found safe in the Wentzville area.The girl met a 22-year-old man online and was last seen getting in his car in Blue...
Messenger: New Life Closes; Emergency Homeless Shelters on Life Support. Now What?
Michelle Kassoff didn't shed a tear when New Life Evangelistic Center closed last week.The 28-year-old graduate of Parkway West High School doesn't have fond memories of the homeless shelter formerly run by the Rev. Larry Rice.She ended up there after...
Midwives at Mercy Birth Center Outpace Expectations with Low-Tech Birthing Options in Demand
At Mercy Hospital St. Louis, where more than a third of the region's babies are born, the new low-tech and natural birthing options with midwives are in demand.Last month, a record number of babies 46 were born at Mercy's homelike birth center situated...
MLB Notes: Cubs Ready to Hoist Series Banner
Cubs set to hoist Series bannerKyle Schwarber could envision the atmosphere at Wrigley Field on Monday night. It will be a home opener unlike any other at the famed ballpark. The Chicago Cubs will raise a banner as defending champions for the first time...
MLB Roundup: Cubs Win as Offense Is Rolling
Cubs hitting surges in another victoryAfter scuffling offensively in the first four games, the Chicago Cubs now are potent at the plate. Kyle Schwarber and Ben Zobrist homered Sunday and Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings as the visiting Cubs...
Motor Sports Roundup
Hinchcliffe claims win in race at Long BeachJames Hinchcliffe raced to his first IndyCar victory since his near-fatal accident in 2015 by winning a three-lap shootout to the finish Sunday on the streets of Long Beach, Calif.Hinchcliffe had two strong...
Nation Briefs
Suspect held in attack on immigrant's storeCharlotte, N.C., authorities have arrested a black man in what they've described as a racially tinged arson attack on an immigrant-owned store specializing in goods from the Indian subcontinent.The Charlotte-Mecklenburg...
New York Derailment Highlights US Infrastructure Concerns
When a train jumped the tracks this past week at New York's Penn Station, the seemingly minor accident led to a cascade of exasperating delays for hundreds of thousands of commuters.When a flood forced authorities to condemn a one-lane, century-old bridge...
NHL Roundup: Red Wings Win in Last Game at Joe Louis Arena
Riley Sheahan had two goals and Henrik Zetterberg scored in his 1,000th NHL game, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 Sunday in a party-like atmosphere for the final game at Joe Louis Arena.Zetterberg put Detroit up 3-0 midway...
Palm Sunday Church Bombings in Egypt Kill 43, Wound Dozens
TANTA, Egypt * Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people, wounding 126 and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month...
People: 'Cursed Child' Wins 9 Oliviers
'Cursed Child' wins 9 OliviersJ.K. Rowling's boy wizard bewitched the page and the screen, and stage sequel "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" cast its spell at British theater's Olivier Awards on Sunday. "Cursed Child" won a record nine prizes at Britain's...
REDS 8, CARDINALS 0 (Box Score)
REDS 8, CARDINALS 0 Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Hamilton cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .286Peraza 2b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .227Votto 1b 4 2 1 1 1 0 .227Duvall lf 4 2 3 2 1 0 .348Suarez 3b 4 1 2 0 1 1 .333Schebler rf 3 1 1 1 0 0 .250Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---b-Alcantara ph 1 0...
Rosenthal Ready to Join Cards' Battered Bullpen
Help is on the way for a Cardinals bullpen that has given up six homers in six games, all from the seventh inning on and two by closer Seung Hwan Oh.A bullpen earned run average of 6.75, more than four runs a game higher than that of the starters, will...
Series Preview: Cardinals at Nationals
SCOUTING REPORT * After dropping their season opening series against the Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals lost two out of three against the Cincinnati Reds this past weekend. St. Louis struggled offensively over the course of the series, with all 10 of the...
Sports Digest
Point guard commits to Mizzou basketballWashington's loss is Missouri's gain again. Point guard Blake Harris became the second recruit once signed to play for the Washington Huskies to instead join Mizzou's 2017 signing class. Harris, on an official...
St. Louisans, Family Gather to Say Goodbye to Chuck Berry [Corrected 04/12/17]
Correction published on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 * Chuck Berry played a variety of Gibson guitars during his legendary career, including the ES-335. The red guitar with gold trim that was displayed with his coffin during Sunday's public ceremony, however,...
Suspect's Status as Failed Asylum-Seeker Saddens Stockholm
STOCKHOLM * Swedes questioned their country's welcoming immigration policies with pride and pain on Sunday after learning that an asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan was allegedly behind the truck rampage that killed four people, Stockholm's deadliest extremist...
Tillerson Steps Up on Syria, Russia after Avoiding Spotlight
WASHINGTON * Criticized for his low-profile diplomacy, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is emerging from the shadows with a leading public role in shaping and explaining the missile strikes in Syria by the administration of President Donald Trump. And,...
To Some, Aggressive Justice Dept Stance Looks like Step Back
WASHINGTON * For three decades, America got tough on crime.Police used aggressive tactics, and arrest rates soared. Drug cases clogged the courts. Vigorous gun prosecutions sent men to faraway prisons for long terms.But as crime rates dropped since 2000,...
Trump Advisers: US Seeks to Fight IS and Oust Syria's Assad
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump's national security adviser left open on Sunday the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria after last week's missile strike but indicated that the United States was not seeking to act unilaterally...
Trump and Taxes: Back to Drawing Board, Seeks GOP Consensus
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump has scrapped the tax plan he campaigned on and is going back to the drawing board in a search for Republican consensus behind legislation to overhaul the federal tax system.The administration's first attempt to write...
World Briefs
Hard-line cleric may run for president in IranIran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that a hard-line cleric and close ally of the country's supreme leader has announced he will run in the May presidential election.The Sunday report said Ebrahim...
Yeo: 'All Parts of Our Game Are Ready to Go' for Playoffs; St. Louis Blues
The Blues' 2016-17 regular season came to a close Sunday at Scottrade Center, and for the sixth consecutive year it will extend beyond.The club solidified its playoff spot Saturday and that left little drama in Game No. 82 against Colorado, a finale...
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