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Articles from April 9, 2017

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ST. LOUIS > Security cameras coming to south St. Louis * Six south St. Louis wards will get a total of 36 new security cameras after Alderman Kenneth Ortmann committed just under $437,000 in capital funds for the project. Beginning in May, 20 security...
A Birthday Video Call Captures a Telling Moment in Trump's Russia Connections
WASHINGTON * Several businessmen and celebrities from the former Soviet Union gathered on the Turkish Riviera in June 2005 to celebrate the grand opening of what was billed then as the country's most luxurious hotel.The owners were from Russia, Ukraine...
A Different Kauppila Helps Marquette Roll to Holt Tournament Title
WENTZVILLE * The Marquette boys tennis team lost its No. 1 player from last season's final four group.But the Mustangs could be as good if not better than last year although the road to state will be more challenging because of district realignment.Lindbergh...
A Different Kauppila Helps Marquette Roll to Holt Tournament Title
WENTZVILLE * The Marquette boys tennis team lost its No. 1 player from last season's final four group.But the Mustangs could be as good if not better than last year although the road to state will be more challenging because of district realignment.Lindbergh...
Aisha Sultan: A Funny Thing about Men and Birth Control
It always seemed safe to assume that the vast majority of men understood just as well as women how babies are made.Not so fast, it seems. A new survey has forced us to reconsider what we thought we knew. Apparently, 52 percent of men say they haven't...
Alec Baldwin Reflects on His Life, Career in Witty Memoir 'Nevertheless'
If you happen to like Alec Baldwin, why do you like him? There are plenty of reasons. Baldwin came up with that jolly, fantastic line reading in Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" "Patriot Act! I love it I love it I LOVE it!" and that alone is enough...
Apartment Building Collapses in Poland: 6 Killed, 4 Injured
WARSAW, Poland * A pre-World War II apartment house collapsed Saturday in southwestern Poland, leaving six people dead and four injured, authorities said.Scores of firefighters with dogs continued to search the rubble of the building in the town of Swiebodzice...
Area Schedules
METROPOLITAN AMATEUR GOLF ASSOCIATIONChampionship Date(s) VenueOld Warson Cup May 6-7 Old Warson CCNormandie Amateur May 20-21 Normandie GCEast Side Amateur June 10-11 Spencer T. Olin GCOpen Championship June 14-16 The CC of St. AlbansWomen's Championship...
Are Pitchers Thowing Harder? Not So Fast!
The scoreboard at Citi Field in New York showed Jacob deGrom hitting 98 mph, and the ballpark buzzed with the Mets star back in top form. In Seattle, fans surely thought the same when Felix Hernandez's fastball ticked up on opening day. And how about...
Are Pitchers Thowing Harder? Not So Fast!
The scoreboard at Citi Field in New York showed Jacob deGrom hitting 98 mph, and the ballpark buzzed with the Mets star back in top form. In Seattle, fans surely thought the same when Felix Hernandez's fastball ticked up on opening day. And how about...
Artist Shimon Attie Gets 'Lost' on the Mississippi River
In American mythology, the Mississippi River exerts a powerful tug. And that majestic body of water figures prominently in "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," which continues to engage the American imagination.Both the river that flows alongside St. Louis...
At Home: Architects Reimagine Family Bungalow in Alton
Talk about a surprise. Beyond an old-fashioned front porch and a siding-clad exterior all befitting an updated 1926 bungalow an unexpected marriage of clean lines, floating ceilings and a minimal color palette awaits.To learn that homeowners Megan...
Author Events for the Week of April 9
SUNDAYTom Angleberger * Children's author discusses "Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin'" at 2 p.m. at St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard. Free. 314-994-3300.MONDAYRaymond Arroyo * Young readers' author will discuss "Will Wilder:...
Bald Eagles Make Big Comeback in San Francisco Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO * Endangered bald eagles are making a comeback in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a national boom following decades of environmental investment.Nineteen nests have been tallied in eight Bay Area counties, including at Stanford University,...
Baseball Roundup:
Phils rip Nationals, score 12 runs in firstHowie Kendrick had a three-run triple, part of Philadelphia's 12-run first inning biggest in team history and the Phillies went on to rout visiting Washington 17-3 on Saturday night.Philadelphia piled up nine...
Blue Notes: Sobotka's Return to Lineup Delayed until Sunday
RALEIGH, N.C. * Vladimir Sobotka's return to the Blues' lineup will wait until Sunday at Scottrade Center.After he practiced on a top line and the No. 1 power-play Saturday morning in Carolina, the Blues decided to hold him out against the Hurricanes."He's...
Blue Notes: Sobotka's Return to Lineup Delayed until Sunday
RALEIGH, N.C. * Vladimir Sobotka's return to the Blues' lineup will wait until Sunday at Scottrade Center.After he practiced on a top line and the No. 1 power-play Saturday morning in Carolina, the Blues decided to hold him out against the Hurricanes."He's...
Blues Insider: A New Injury but a Familiar Pain for Blues' Fabbri
On the first shift of the biggest tournament of his hockey career, playing for Team Canada in the quarterfinals of the World Junior Championships in 2015, Robby Fabbri went into the corner and needed assistance to come out.In front of his family at the...
Blues Insider: A New Injury but a Familiar Pain for Blues' Fabbri
On the first shift of the biggest tournament of his hockey career, playing for Team Canada in the quarterfinals of the World Junior Championships in 2015, Robby Fabbri went into the corner and needed assistance to come out.In front of his family at the...
Blues Regrouped for Playoff Push
I drove around the perimeter of Scottrade Center again on Saturday evening after leaving Busch Stadium. Sure enough, I still couldn't find a white flag flying atop the Blues' arena.Blues general manager Doug Armstrong was right; there was no surrender...
Border Agency Fields Pitches for Trump's Wall with Mexico
SAN DIEGO * One bidder wants to cover President Donald Trump's border wall with solar panels. Another suggests building a wall large enough for a deck that would offer tourists scenic views of the desert.In the competition to build the wall, traditional...
Brain Cancer Survival Improves with Novel Electrical Device, Data Suggest
A wearable medical device that delivers electrical fields through the scalp helped to extend the survival of patients with lethal brain tumors, according to data presented Sunday.In a study involving major medical centers in the United States and abroad,...
Brothers Turn toward the Unconventional with St. Charles County Shrimp Farm
FORISTELL * "I see they're closed, but I still gotta ask questions," said Nick Damaso, after pulling down the gravel driveway marked with the shrimp-emblazoned sign for Triple J Farms, near Foristell. Damaso, a resident of nearby Lake Sherwood, walked...
Bucks Win, Clinch Playoff Spot
Irish War Cry won the $750,000 Wood Memorial by 3 lengths at Aqueduct Race Course in New York on Saturday, bouncing back from a poor performance in his previous start and perhaps turning in the most impressive performance of the day in the three major...
Callaway Drivers Live Up to the Hype
When it comes to the latest in golf equipment nothing is hotter than the Callaway GBB Epic drivers and fairway woods.After launching the original Big Bertha driver in 1991, and later the Great Big Bertha, Callaway Golf has come a long way with its latest...
Can You Pass the US Citizenship Test? Try It Out
An applicant must correctly answer six of 10 questions, selected from 100 potential questions, to pass the civics portion of the citizenship test. Here is a sample test, with the answers upside-down at the bottom:QUESTIONS1. What does the Constitution...
Cardinals Notes: Rosenthal's Return Picking Up Speed for a Bullpen in Need
If they had a hitters' meeting before facing teammate Trevor Rosenthal on Saturday morning, the description Greg Garcia expected to hear was "different looking fastball.""It seems to pick up speed," Garcia said.Same goes for Rosenthal's return.After...
Charity Tournaments
DATE EVENT/CHARITY GOLF COURSE PHONE, WEB/EMAIL INFOAPRIL22 HACEMOS Scholarship Classic Pevely Farms 314-292-9336, stlhacemos.com22 Joe Balota Memorial/Siteman Cancer Center Triple Lakes facebook.com/JBMemorial joebalotamemorial@gmail.com28 Danny Boy...
Charles Krauthammer: Karma, Precedent and the Nuclear Option
For euphemism, dissimulation and outright hypocrisy, there is nothing quite as entertaining as the periodic Senate dust-ups over Supreme Court appointments and the filibuster. The arguments for and against the filibuster are so well-known to both parties...
China Continues Its 'Toilet Revolution'
BEIJING * Fed up with the theft of toilet paper from public restrooms, tourist authorities in China's capital have begun using facial recognition technology to limit how much paper a person can take.The unusual move part of a "toilet revolution" is...
Community Events
Sunday Story Time * Your child will be introduced to an exciting book or story each week that will expose them to African-American stories and images that promote positive self-esteem and cultural appreciation. 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30 and May 7...
Cottleville Teacher Forced Sex Acts on Unconscious Student, Threatened Suicide If He Told Police, Prosecutors Say
COTTLEVILLE * A Fort Zumwalt School District teacher here forced sexual acts on a teenage student in July and threatened to kill himself if the student told authorities, prosecutors say.Craig Alan Lachance, 29, of Cottleville, was charged Friday with...
Death Valley Is Place of Unique Features, Unexpected Character
The desert landscape and extreme climate of Death Valley National Park seem a little off. Crooked peaks are capped with black lava, like thick fudge sauce drizzled over vanilla ice cream. Rocks mysteriously move across a dry lakebed. Some of the highest...
Defense Lawyers in Overseas Terror Funding Case Hope to Prove St. Louis Man Was 'Lawful Combatant'
ST. LOUIS * Defense lawyers for five people accused of helping support terrorist organizations overseas are seeking a delay in the case in hopes that they can prove that a former St. Louis County resident they're accused of helping was a "lawful combatant"...
Delta Cancels 275 More Flights Days after Storm Disruptions
Delta cancels 275 more flights days after storm disruptionsDelta Air Lines is still canceling flights three days after severe thunderstorms caused big disruptions at its hub airport in Atlanta.Delta said in a statement on its website that it cancelled...
Despite US Missile Barrage, Syria Continues Airstrikes against Rebels
BEIRUT * Residents of the Syrian town devastated by a chemical weapons attack Tuesday said warplanes had returned to bomb them Saturday, despite a U.S. missile barrage and warnings of possible further response.At least 86 people in the northwestern town...
Diaz Shines as Cardinals Flip the Switch on Offense (Copy)
A day before the swing that broke the game open and illuminated the possibilities within the Cardinals' lineup, shortstop Aledmys Diaz knocked a light out.Shards of glass trickling down into left field was the clue.During batting practice on Friday,...
Diaz Shines as Cardinals Flip the Switch on Offense (Copy)
A day before the swing that broke the game open and illuminated the possibilities within the Cardinals' lineup, shortstop Aledmys Diaz knocked a light out.Shards of glass trickling down into left field was the clue.During batting practice on Friday,...
Discovery Could Aid in Development of Treatments for Fatal Brain Disease
BALTIMORE * Huntington's disease is an inherited brain disorder that is uniformly fatal, but researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have made a big discovery about how the disease progresses that could lead to a way to stop it.Their findings offer...
Editorial: Gorsuch Confirmed as the Senate Affirms the Great American Divide
As if there were ever any suspense, the U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. It was a major victory for President Donald Trump, who got the appointment that President Barack Obama deserved but was denied another...
Editorial: Syria Crisis Comes amid Looming Superpower Confrontations. Let Cooler Heads Prevail
One hundred years ago on Thursday, the United States entered the first world war, a bloodbath prompted by unchecked global instability and a series of flashpoint events that leaders allowed to spiral out of control. Today, the world sits at a similar...
Enter Our Mother's Day Contest for Amazing Moms
For the past six years, we have featured mothers who bear a striking resemblance to a child in the Sunday paper that runs on Mother's Day. We have often heard from adoptive parents and others who don't share physical features in common with their children...
FBI Reviews Handling of Terrorism-Related Tips
The FBI has been reviewing the handling of thousands of terrorism-related tips and leads from the past three years to make sure they were properly investigated and no obvious red flags were missed, The Associated Press has learned.The review follows...
Filipino Bataan Death March Survivors Mark 75th Anniversary
SAN FRANCISCO * Ramon Regalado was starving and sick with malaria when he slipped away from his Japanese captors during the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March in the Philippines, escaping a brutal trudge through steamy jungle that killed hundreds of Americans...
From Webster Groves Cheerleader to Supermodel, What's Next for Karlie Kloss?
Those who have grown up with Karlie Kloss in Webster Groves describe her the way you might talk about any sweet, "Midwestern nice" girl next door. Except this girl has skyrocketed to the echelon of elite models and runs with the biggest names in entertainment...
Gais, Hebe Juanita Lewis Died Early Morning
Gais, Hebe Juanita Lewis died early morning, April 4, 2017, in north St. Louis County. She was born to Sarah Adams and John Anders Lewis in Morehead, Kentucky, on August 18, 1921. She was the eighth of ten children-seven girls and three boys-all of whom...
Gateway PGA Junior Program Offers Instruction, Competition and Fun
The Junior PGA Championship will be played this summer at the Country Club of St. Albans near Wildwood.For the first time, the event will be split into boys and girls divisions and has expanded its field from 78 to 144 in each competition.The girls'...
Gateway PGA Junior Program Offers Instruction, Competition and Fun
The Junior PGA Championship will be played this summer at the Country Club of St. Albans near Wildwood.For the first time, the event will be split into boys and girls divisions and has expanded its field from 78 to 144 in each competition.The girls'...
Generic Drugs Can Be Pricier in Canada
Q. Canadian online pharmacies charge ridiculously high prices for generic medicine compared with the U.S. For example, Metformin 500 mg tablets can be bought here for about 2 U.S. cents each. They are charging more than 10 times that price.A. You are...
Greg Iles Wraps Up Blood-Soaked Trilogy
With "Mississippi Blood," novelist Greg Iles wraps up a trilogy that started in 2014 with "Natchez Burning" and continued the next year with "Bone Tree." But despite heavy doses of gore, the title "Mississippi Blood" refers to a different kind of blood.One...
Harassment Headlines Spotlight Change _ and the Lack of It
The accusations of an Uber manager propositioning an engineer via instant message on her first day in his department, of the top-rated host at Fox News calling female co-workers to talk about sex are so lurid they sound like outliers.But years after...
Hardy Mums Require Pinching, Frequent Division
Q * We have a great many chrysanthemum plants in our yard. Those from the previous fall were not nearly as full as those new ones planted last fall. They appeared more "spindly," being taller and thinner with fewer flowers per bush. Is there a proper...
Headline Here: Lake
Golf courses have been getting creative with their rates for years to get more play. Twilight rates with bigger discounts the later the tee time, senior rates, play-all-day rates, even perks such as a free lunch, sleeve of balls or other small giveaways.The...
Headline Here: Lake
Golf courses have been getting creative with their rates for years to get more play. Twilight rates with bigger discounts the later the tee time, senior rates, play-all-day rates, even perks such as a free lunch, sleeve of balls or other small giveaways.The...
Hochman: Martin Looks to His Past to Guide Mizzou
Cuonzo and LaPhonso.Two of the greatest players our area has ever seen ... and from the same school? At the same time?Winter sweltered. It was the 1987-88 season, and the hottest hoops team in the area (in the nation?) was Lincoln High School in East...
Hochman: Martin Looks to His Past to Guide Mizzou
Cuonzo and LaPhonso.Two of the greatest players our area has ever seen ... and from the same school? At the same time?Winter sweltered. It was the 1987-88 season, and the hottest hoops team in the area (in the nation?) was Lincoln High School in East...
Horrigan: Tax Increases for Seniors, Tax Cuts for Fantasy Sports. Your Legislature at Work
Last week the Missouri House of Representatives, in keeping with the state's motto of "the well-being of the people is the supreme law," voted to pass a budget that whacks $56 million in annual property tax credits for 105,000 seniors and disabled persons...
If Grandparents Aren't Online, Find Another Way to Connect
Dear Abby * My son "Travis," age 9, is computer savvy, but his "Luddite" grandparents (my in-laws) live far away from us and don't even have internet access. They are no longer able to travel, and our finances prohibit frequent visits to them.Travis...
In Saudi Arabia's 'Miss Camel' Pageant Dromadaries Compete for $31 Million in Prizes
The tall, elegant competitors in the beauty pageant have drawn thousands of spectators from around the world, all gathered to gaze at their "untouched natural beauty."The models hailing from various Persian Gulf countries convened in Saudi Arabia to...
It's Blues vs. Wild in Opening Round; They Clinch Third, Win in a Shootout
RALEIGH, N.C. * The Blues found out what their future holds on Saturday night, clinching third place in the Central Division with a 5-4 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.The win, in which they twice rallied from a goal down and then couldn't...
Jane Hamilton's Apple Farmers Are Not Always 'Excellent Lombards'
Out in paperback just before Jane Hamilton's visit to St. Louis, "The Excellent Lombards" is a melancholy coming-of-age story set in 1990s Wisconsin. It's narrated by a scrappy 12-year-old girl attuned to the familial rancor of her otherwise idyllic...
Joining High Court, the Real Neil Gorsuch Set to Stand Up
WASHINGTON * Somewhere between the Republican caricature of the next justice of the Supreme Court as a folksy family guy and the Democrats' demonization of him as a cold-hearted automaton, stands Neil Gorsuch.Largely unknown six months ago, Gorsuch has...
Kicking Heroin: Medication-Assisted Treatment Options
Opium, heroin and morphine are derived from the poppy flower, grown in places such as Afghanistan and Mexico.To understand how opioid addiction is treated, it helps to understand how opioids act on the body.Once consumed, opioids bind to receptors in...
Law & Order
WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Masked man robs bank * A man wearing a surgical mask robbed the Reliance Bank facility at 13033 Olive Boulevard Saturday morning, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money.Police said the man approached a teller at 10:20...
Leaders Hope Renovated Arch Grounds Will Bring People Downtown
ST. LOUIS * Cloudless skies and temperatures north of 70 degrees made for the perfect day to officially open another renovated section of St. Louis' riverfront.Hundreds of people came out Saturday to listen to live music, grab a bite from local vendors...
Legislative Proposal Ramps Up Dangers from Drunken Driving
Sobriety checkpoints are one of the best ways to stop drunken driving. Unfortunately, legislation is pending in Missouri that would roll back the state's sobriety checkpoints. Rep. Bart Korman, R-High Hill, has introduced an amendment to reduce state...
Letters to the Editor, April 9
Democrats' 'dog-and-pony show' on Russia leading U.S. to anarchyAt what point did the American people become mindless drones to follow wherever the Russians lead?Each citizen had an opportunity to consider their vote for president, the result being that...
Made in St. Louis: Spiritual Brothers Harness Healing Energy of Stones
El Jones, Ronald "Fari Fyah" Jones, Carlos Hagens and Rai Morehead had been working in multiple art forms for years. "We all just kind of came together because of what we were each doing in the arts," said El Jones, who is not related to Ronald Jones....
Masters Notes: No. 16 Proves Costly for Hoffman
Leading the Masters but with all sorts of big names behind him, Charley Hoffman finally seemed to sense the enormity of his position late Saturday afternoon.When his ball splashed into the pond at No. 16, the advantage was gone."Wow," Hoffman mouthed...
Masters Notes: No. 16 Proves Costly for Hoffman
Leading the Masters but with all sorts of big names behind him, Charley Hoffman finally seemed to sense the enormity of his position late Saturday afternoon.When his ball splashed into the pond at No. 16, the advantage was gone."Wow," Hoffman mouthed...
McClellan: Overdue, but with an Excuse
My wife was driving our daughter's car recently when she was pulled over in Maplewood. The plates were expired. It's genetic, my wife thought. Lorna is not to blame. She gets this from her father.I would not (and did not) argue with that assessment....
Messenger: Immigrants Fearing Deportation Prepare for Separation from Their Children
The gymnasium at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish buzzed with activity.Children were laughing and dodging their parents as they ran between tables, where at least three generations of Latino families were eating and socializing after the weekly Spanish-language...
MLB Roundup: Phillies Score 12 in First for Rout of Nats
Howie Kendrick had a three-run triple, part of Philadelphia's 12-run first inning biggest in team history and the Phillies went on to rout visiting Washington 17-3 on Saturday night.Philadelphia piled up nine hits and four walks off Jeremy Guthrie...
MLB Roundup: Phillies Score 12 in First for Rout of Nats
MLB roundup: Phillies score 12 in first for rout of NatsHowie Kendrick had a three-run triple, part of Philadelphia's 12-run first inning biggest in team history and the Phillies went on to rout visiting Washington 17-3 on Saturday night.Philadelphia...
Moehlenbrock, Margaret "Peggy" Margaret "Peggy" Payne Moehlenbrock Was Born on January 9
Moehlenbrock, Margaret "Peggy"Margaret "Peggy" Payne Moehlenbrock was born on January 9, 1930 in St. Louis to Maurice A. Payne and Alice Tebbetts Payne. She was close to her only sibling, Maurice A. Payne, Jr. Peggy attended Washington University, where...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyIsraeli startup joins second St. Louis accelerator * Stadia Ventures, which said previously that it would have four companies in its sports-business accelerator this spring,...
New Equipment Story
When it comes to the latest in golf equipment nothing is hotter than the Callaway GBB Epic drivers and fairway woods.After launching the original Big Bertha driver in 1991, and later the Great Big Bertha, Callaway Golf has come a long way with its latest...
New in Theaters
"After the Storm" ** * Unrated * 1:57 * A divorced father craves a connection with his young son. As with all of Hirokazu Kore-eda's films, little happens that is conventionally cinematic. In Japanese with subtitles. (Washington Post)"Frantz" ** * PG-13...
New York to Become the Largest State to Offer Tuition-Free Public Higher Education
Budget negotiators struck a deal late Friday that will could make New York the largest state to offer tuition-free public higher education to residents.The $153 billion state budget agreement includes the Excelsior Scholarship, which covers tuition for...
NFL Notes: Romo to Be Honored in Dallas
Tony Romo will wear No. 9 one more time.The NBA's Dallas Mavericks are planning a tribute and "very special sports experience" for the retiring Cowboys quarterback before their final home game.Two people with knowledge of the plan told The Associated...
NFL Notes: Romo to Be Honored in Dallas
Tony Romo will wear No. 9 one more time.The NBA's Dallas Mavericks are planning a tribute and "very special sports experience" for the retiring Cowboys quarterback before their final home game.Two people with knowledge of the plan told The Associated...
O'Fallon and Hillsboro Share the Thrill of Playing in Busch Stadium
O'Fallon High senior Justin Dye felt his back foot get stuck on the mound during his follow through.He kind of kicked some dirt around, but it wasn't in frustration.Dye couldn't get upset because he was throwing on the same mound that St. Louis Cardinals'...
O'Fallon and Hillsboro Share the Thrill of Playing in Busch Stadium
O'Fallon High senior Justin Dye felt his back foot get stuck on the mound during his follow through.He kind of kicked some dirt around, but it wasn't in frustration.Dye couldn't get upset because he was throwing on the same mound that St. Louis Cardinals'...
People: Gym, Taxes, Laundry: 'The Situation' Hit with More Charges
Richard Simmons pens deal and may return to stardomA return to public life may be in store for Richard Simmons after the fitness guru inked a licensing deal for new merchandise.License Global reports Prominent Brand + Talent is looking to create a new...
Pets of the Week: A Pit Bull Terrier, a Beagle and a Horse
Bentley is a good-looking 3-month-old black and white pit bull terrier with a big personality. Bentley is a friendly and energetic puppy who adores all of his human friends. He is full of playful, puppy energy, so Bentley would do best in a home that...
Political Activism Inspired by Trump Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
JEFFERSON CITY * After the 2016 election, Diane Redmond felt compelled to get involved in activism, but she wasn't sure how."I felt frustrated because I have a limited income and I didn't think I could help financially," said Redmond, a graphic designer...
Poll: Most Young People Say Gov't Should Pay for Health Care (Copy)
WASHINGTON * Most young Americans want any health care overhaul under President Donald Trump to look a lot like the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.But there's one big exception: A majority of young Americans...
Proven Treatment Is out There for Heroin Addicts. but Good Luck Getting It in Missouri
ST. LOUIS * Dante Bonzano had a reputation for being one of the best concrete finishers and bricklayers around. He often worked knee-to-knee with his father, who trained him from a young age to be a devout Jehovah's Witness and work 12-hour days.The...
Reading Books vs. Listening to Books, Put to the Test
Reading a book is a different experience from listening to a book read to you. And seeing a movie adapted from a book is another thing entirely. I know, because I've inadvertently put both those statements to a test recently.First, late last year, I...
Rose, Garcia Tied for Lead in Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. * Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia received the kind of break that allowed him to wonder if maybe the golfing gods are finally on his side after all these years.They wound up tied for the...
Rose, Garcia Tied for Lead in Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. * Justin Rose charged from behind on the back nine at Augusta National. Sergio Garcia received the kind of break that allowed him to wonder if maybe the golfing gods are finally on his side after all these years.They wound up tied for the...
Should Hospitals - and Doctors - Apologize for Medical Mistakes?
When Donna Helen Crisp, 59, a nursing professor, entered a North Carolina teaching hospital for a routine hysterectomy in 2007, she expected to come home the next day.Instead, Crisp spent weeks in a coma and underwent five surgeries to correct a near-fatal...
Some of Don Rickles' Most Scathing Insults
Don Rickles, who died Thursday at age 90, was legendary for his onstage insults even though he was a nice guy in real life. Here are some of the comic's most scathing barbs.At a tribute to Clint Eastwood * "Clint, I'm sorry, but I just gotta say what's...
Sports Digest: Denver Wins NCAA Hockey Title
Jarid Lukosevicius scored three goals in the second period, boosting Denver to a 3-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday night in Chicago for the NCAA Division I hockey title. St. Louisian Michael Davies, and Troy Terry, had two assists and Tanner...
Sports Digest: Denver Wins NCAA Hockey Title
Jarid Lukosevicius scored three goals in the second period, boosting Denver to a 3-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth on Saturday night in Chicago for the NCAA Division I hockey title. St. Louisian Michael Davies, and Troy Terry, had two assists and Tanner...
Spotlight: Local Author's New Book Examines Battle of St. Louis
The Battle of St. Louis: Yes, that was a thing.In 1780, British and American forces fought along the western edge of what is now the Gateway Arch grounds, near a 40-foot tower grandly known as Fort San Carlos.If mentioned at all in books, the battle...
STLFC Rallies to Beat Defending USL Champs
St. Louis FC certainly has shown a flair for the dramatic to open the United Soccer League season.For the second time in as many games at Soccer Park in Fenton, STLFC took an early lead and then rallied late for a 3-2 win Saturday night, beating the...
STLFC Rallies to Beat Defending USL Champs
St. Louis FC certainly has shown a flair for the dramatic to open the United Soccer League season.For the second time in as many games at Soccer Park in Fenton, STLFC took an early lead and then rallied late for a 3-2 win Saturday night, beating the...
Students Selecting a College Increasingly Consider Long-Term Job Prospects, Debt
It had to come to this.For years, high school seniors hoping to go to college in the fall fixated on getting into their dream college. But that has changed. Students still are thinking about their campus visits and hoping to immerse themselves in a college...
Sun BLUES
RALEIGH, N.C. * The Blues found out what their future holds on Saturday night, clinching third place in the Central Division with a 5-4 shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.The win, in which they twice rallied from a goal down and then couldn't...
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