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Articles from April 5, 2017

A Broad Comedy Closes the Season at St. Louis Shakespeare
"The Comedy of Errors," Shakespeare's ridiculously silly farce, is always fun. But you have to cooperate. You can have a good time at St. Louis Shakespeare's production as long as you don't expect it to make too much sense.Here's the basic plot: Antipholus...
All-Metro Hockey Player of the Year: 'Surfer Dude' No More, Winter Takes over on Ice
CBC senior forward Bud Winter was destined to become a standout, groomed as soon as he could walk by his father.At age 3, the elder Winter, who also goes by Bud, got his son started in the right direction by purchasing him the necessary tool for athletic...
All-Metro Hockey Teams
ALL-METRO ICE HOCKEY FIRST TEAMClayton Dawe, senior, forward, CBCAn unsung hero, Dawe had 17 goals and 23 assists for the Cadets, who won their fourth successive Mid-States crown. Tied for team lead with four game-winning goals.Luke Gassett, senior,...
Blues Lose to Jets Again, but Stay in Third Place
The Blues' emotional win over Nashville on Sunday provided some separation and clarity in the Blues' race for third place in the Central Division, but it came with a price that coach Mike Yeo could see coming."I was nervous about this one today, I admit...
Blues Lose to Jets Again, but Stay in Third Place
The Blues' win over Nashville on Sunday provided some separation and clarity in the Blues' race for third place in the Central Division, but the muddled status returned Tuesday. Still, among the things the Blues know for sure and can be thankful for...
Brewers' Guerra Placed on DL with Calf Strain
Brewers' Guerra placed on DL with calf strainThe Brewers have placed opening day starter Junior Guerra on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right calf and recalled reliever Brent Suter from Triple-A Colorado Springs.Manager Craig Counsell said...
Business Digest
Cline leaves Foresight board * Chris Cline, billionaire founder of St. Louis-based Foresight Energy, has resigned from the coal company's board.Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission state that Cline, who had been chairman, also stepped...
Cards Lose to Cubs as Piscotty Is Hurt
Stephen Piscotty should have expected extra attention in the wake of signing a six-year, $33.5 million contract with the Cardinals on Monday. But not the kind he attracted in the fifth inning Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.Piscotty scored the Cardinals'...
Cards Lose to Cubs as Piscotty Is Hurt
Stephen Piscotty should have expected to receive extra attention in the wake of signing a six-year, $33.5 million contract with the Cardinals on Monday. But not the kind he attracted in the fifth inning Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.Piscotty did score...
Chemical Attack in Syria Draws World Condemnation
BEIRUT * A suspected government chemical attack in an opposition-held town in northern Syria killed dozens on Tuesday, leaving residents gasping and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals.Doctors struggled to cope, and videos from the scene...
Civil Rights Groups Alarmed over Retreat on Police Reforms
Civil rights groups reacted with alarm Tuesday, while law enforcement organizations expressed relief, after the Trump administration signaled it may back out of federal agreements that compel several police departments around the U.S. to curb racial...
CUBS 2, CARDINALS 1 (Box Score Statistics)
CUBS 2, CARDINALS 1Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Schwarber lf 3 0 0 0 2 1 .333Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 ---Bryant 3b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .000Rizzo 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143Russell ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .250Contreras c 3 1 1 0 1 2 .429Heyward rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .250Baez 2b 3 0 0 1 0...
Digest: Healthy Again, Djokovic Ready for Competition
Healthy again, Djokovic ready for competitionWith his elbow better and his body rested, Novak Djokovic is ready to get back on court when Serbia faces Spain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals."I haven't had too many matches recently, and that's what I need...
Editorial: Constitutional Policing Deals Don't Need Justice Department Review
More than a dozen cities, including Ferguson, have spent arduous months hammering out consent decrees with the U.S. Justice Department to institute much-needed police and judicial reforms aimed in large part at reducing enforcement disparities that unfairly...
Editorial: For Hawley, Grandstanding Is More Important Than Protecting Consumers
Josh Hawley, Missouri's new attorney general, has some parts of the job down better than others. He's excellent at filing lawsuits challenging Obama-era regulations that Congress and the Trump administration already are throwing out. He's not so good...
Ferguson Mayor Wins Third Term, Chesterfield Mayor Also Re-Elected
FERGUSON * The man who led Ferguson through the protests after the death of Michael Brown was re-elected Tuesday.Mayor James Knowles III beat back a challenge from Council member Ella Jones in the first mayoral election since a police officer shot and...
Franklin County Unofficial Results - Election 2017
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates or uncontested races. Races or ballot issues which span multiple counties are listed with a combined vote total, and only in their primary county.Get the latest results at STLtoday.com/politicalfixFRANKLIN...
German Officials Meet with Journalist Imprisoned in Turkey
ISTANBUL * German officials met Tuesday with a German-Turkish journalist imprisoned in Istanbul for the first time since his incarceration, saying he is doing well but voicing concerns that he is being kept in jail for political purposes and calling...
Girls Soccer Notebook
It took a little bit, but the Troy girls soccer team is playing with a purpose and getting results.After losing two of their first three games, the Trojans have since rattled off five consecutive victories.Most recently, Troy (6-2) won both of its games...
Greek Style Roasted Lemon Potatoes Are a Delicious Side Dish
With two big feast days looming Easter and Passover I thought I'd offer up a simple but delicious side dish. I'm talking about the lemony roasted potatoes that are one of the dependable delights on the menu at a Greek restaurant. They're crispy on...
Homemade Macaroons Are a Perfectly Chewy Passover Dessert
Dessert at Passover is always a problem.You can make a nice fruit cup, of course, but then all you have is a fruit cup. Or you could make a poundcake with matzo meal, which isn't bad but leaves you wishing you were eating a poundcake that wasn't made...
JEFFERSON COUNTY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - ELECTION 2017 [Corrected 04/06/17]
Correction published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 * Voters tied on Proposition R on the Byrnes Mill ballot in Jefferson County on Tuesday, meaning it failed. A chart in the A section Wednesday reported a different outcome.ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables...
Johnson Comes into Masters on a Roll
AUGUSTA, Ga. * The knock on Dustin Johnson was that he didn't have what it takes between the ears to close out a major.He looked as though he didn't care, perhaps because a crushing loss didn't appear to bother him as much as it should have. And in some...
Kirkwood School Tax Increase Succeeds
KIRKWOOD * Kirkwood voters approved a tax increase Tuesday that will infuse the high-performing but budget-stricken school district with $5.8 million more annually.According to unofficial results, well more than half of voters said yes to Proposition...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Two found shot after car crash * Officers called to a car crash in north St. Louis County Tuesday found two shooting victims inside the vehicle.Khiry Taggart, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene, near New Halls Ferry Road and Greengrass...
Letters to the Editor, April 5
The middle class is disappearing, thanks to the 'robot revolution'I have the personal experience to tell Post-Dispatch reporter David Nicklaus that we should all fear the robots ("Don't fear the robot revolution," March 31).I worked at Anheuser-Busch...
Lincoln County Unofficial Results - Election 2017
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates or uncontested races. Races or ballot issues which span multiple counties are listed with a combined vote total, and only in their primary county.Get the latest results at STLtoday.com/politicalfixLINCOLN...
Lyda Krewson Cruises to St. Louis Mayor's Office
ST. LOUIS * Longtime city Alderman Lyda Krewson was elected Tuesday as the city's 46th mayor.She is the first woman ever to be elected to the office, breaking the stranglehold men have had on the job for 194 years.At her campaign party Tuesday evening,...
Lynn Hopes for Long-Term Deal
The Cardinals this week signed two cornerstone players, catcher Yadier Molina and right fielder Stephen Piscotty, to long-term contracts, and righthander Lance Lynn said Tuesday he hoped to be in that group sometime during this season.Lynn, who on Wednesday...
Madison County Unofficial Results - Election 2017
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates or uncontested races. Races or ballot issues which span multiple counties are listed with a combined vote total, and only in their primary county.Get the latest results at STLtoday.com/politicalfixMADISON...
Martin's Dreams Come True at Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. * The beds were so big and soft.Cuonzo Martin remembers being around 9 years old the first time his mother took him and his siblings on a field trip to experience what became a family tradition. Sandra Martin didn't have a car, so she'd...
Messenger: Greitens Takes Dead Aim at Capitol Corruption, Shoots Blanks
When it comes to taking dead aim at corruption in Jefferson City, Gov. Eric Greitens is shooting blanks.We know this not because his proposed lobbyist gift ban is languishing in legislative no man's land.We know this not because he refuses to tell taxpayers...
MetroLink Yes, Soccer Stadium No
ST. LOUIS * City voters rejected funding for a Major League Soccer stadium on Tuesday but approved a companion ballot measure imposing a half-cent sales tax increase for expanding MetroLink.The public financing plan for the soccer stadium lost by 3,000...
MetroLink Yes, Soccer Stadium No, and a Win for St. Louis County Police
ST. LOUIS * City voters rejected a stadium financing plan for a Major League Soccer team Tuesday, but a half-cent sales tax for MetroLink expansion was approved.Proposition 1 will increase the city sales tax by half a cent on every dollar, raising about...
Mickelson Disagrees with Thompson Ruling
Mickelson disagrees with Thompson penaltyIf Phil Mickelson were in charge, Lexi Thompson would have been the one taking the leap into Poppie's Pond at the ANA Inspiration.Mickelson tried to avoid speaking specifically about Thompson being penalized four...
Missouri Mulling Pension Payouts for Some Former State Workers
JEFFERSON CITY * As many as 19,000 former state workers could cash in their future pension payments as part of a proposal designed to shore up Missouri's employee retirement system.Under the proposed change in law, former state government employees who...
Missouri Senator Says He'll End Years of Opposition to Prescription Drug Database
JEFFERSON CITY * A senator who for years has blocked efforts to end Missouri's tenure as the only state without a prescription drug monitoring database announced he would stand down Tuesday afternoon if his opponents add a single thing to their proposal.But...
MLB: Verlander Records 10 Strikeouts in Win
Verlander records 10 strikeouts in winJustin Verlander struck out 10 to match the most by a Detroit pitcher on opening day since Mickey Lolich in 1970, and the Tigers backed him with three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.JaCoby...
Nation Briefs
McConnell says GOP can bypass filibuster against GorsuchSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., claimed the votes Tuesday to bust a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as a showdown neared that could...
Neman: Alton Brown Brings His New Live Show to the Fox
Alton Brown looked at the contraption he had created and built something (he won't say what) involving CO2 lasers and food and decided that it just wouldn't work.Oh, it worked. It did whatever it was designed to do. But it didn't work theatrically....
NFL Notes: Romo to Retire, Become Announcer
Dallas' Romo will retire to pursue broadcastingTony Romo is retiring rather than trying to chase a Super Bowl with another team after losing his starting job with the Dallas Cowboys, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on...
North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile into East Sea
WASHINGTON * The White House is ratcheting up the urgency over North Korea's nuclear pursuit ahead of the first meeting of President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with a senior U.S. official warning that the "clock has now run out" on...
Obama Aide Denies Using Intel to Spy on Trump Advisers
WASHINGTON * Susan Rice, Barack Obama's national security adviser , firmly denied on Tuesday that she or other Obama officials used secret intelligence reports to spy on associates of President Donald Trump for political purposes."Absolutely false,"...
Olympic Decision Not Popular with Blues Players
Like many players throughout the NHL, the Blues voiced disappointment in the league's recent announcement that it will not participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.The NHL had been in negotiations with the NHL Players' Association and the International...
Ortiz: Lynn Minimizes the Significance of His Return
Even though he didn't appear in the majors last year, Lance Lynn would rather temper the significance of his first start of the season. Publicly he plays it down as merely the third game of the Cardinals' season. Nothing less, nothing more.You surely...
Owe the IRS? the Tax Man's Coming, and He's Got Private Help
WASHINGTON * The Internal Revenue Service is resuming the use of private debt collectors amid a wave of telephone scams in which fake government agents tell innocent taxpayers to pay up or face jail.The tax agency stopped using private debt collectors...
People in the News
Norris an honorary TexanThe Texas Senate has named Chuck Norris an honorary Texan especially fitting for the former star of "Walker, Texas Ranger."The actor and his wife, Gena, appeared in the chamber on Tuesday. Norris has acted in many action and...
Players Rip NHL for Decision on Olympics
Alex Ovechkin isn't budging. Jonathan Toews is preparing for a possible showdown with owners. Justin Faulk is just plain angry that the NHL pulled the plug on the Olympics.A day after the NHL said that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games...
Prosecutor Ordered off Case against Teen Charged in Deadly 2014 Bevo Mill Hammer Attack
ST. LOUIS * A St. Louis judge has ordered the circuit attorney's office to recuse itself from prosecuting one of four St. Louis teens charged in a deadly hammer attack in the Bevo Mill neighborhood in 2014.Circuit Judge Bryan Hettenbach granted on Monday...
Sales Tax for Police Passes by Big Margin in St. Louis County
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * Showing strong support for local police, St. Louis County voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a sales tax increase to boost officers' pay, hire more of them and make other public safety upgrades.Final unofficial returns showed...
Sales Tax for Schools in Madison and St. Clair Counties Trail, While Voters in Edwardsville Were Giving Thumbs Up to School Property Tax
In nearly half of Illinois counties over the past decade, voters have supported a sales tax to fund building improvements in their school districts. However, on Tuesday night, Madison County opted not to join that trend, and St. Clair County looked to...
School Sales Tax Proposals Fail in Madison and St. Clair Counties; Edwardsville Voters Support School Property Tax Hike
In nearly half of Illinois counties over the past decade, voters have supported a sales tax to fund building improvements in their school districts. However, on Tuesday night, Madison and St. Clair counties opted not to join that trend.Voters in both...
Schools Win, Elderly Lose under Budget Plan Advancing in Missouri House
JEFFERSON CITY * Missouri public schools would benefit, but a tax credit for seniors and the disabled would be eliminated under a $27.8 billion budget plan that won initial approval Tuesday in the House.In a daylong legislative marathon, lawmakers endorsed...
Slugger Roy Sievers Dies at Age 90
Roy Sievers once played on a Beaumont High baseball team that included four future major-leaguers. And that didn't include Earl Weaver, who never made the majors as a player but became a Hall of Fame manager.He was the American League's rookie of the...
State Lawmakers Want to Snatch Raises from Workers Who Need It Most
After waiting nearly two years, thousands of St. Louis' lowest-paid workers are about to get long-overdue pay raises. But not if the business lobbyists in Jefferson City have their way. They are telling state lawmakers to drop everything in order to...
St. Charles County Unofficial Results - Election 2017
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates or uncontested races. Races or ballot issues which span multiple counties are listed with a combined vote total, and only in their primary county.Get the latest results at STLtoday.com/politicalfixST....
St. Clair County Unofficial Results - Election 2017
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates or uncontested races. Races or ballot issues which span multiple counties are listed with a combined vote total, and only in their primary county.Get the latest results at STLtoday.com/politicalfixST....
St. Louis City Unofficial Results - Election 2017
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates or uncontested races. Races or ballot issues which span multiple counties are listed with a combined vote total, and only in their primary county.Get the latest results at STLtoday.com/politicalfixST....
ST. LOUIS COUNTY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - ELECTION 2017 [Corrected 04/06/17]
Correction published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 * Proposition T on the Rockwood School District ballot was approved Tuesday. A chart in the A section Wednesday reported a different outcome.ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates...
St. Louis Has Its Own Way of Ensuring Boiler Safety. Is It Good Enough?
Boiler safety is regulated almost uniformly across the nation, with standards that generally include periodic inspections by state inspectors or insurance companies.The state of Missouri's fire safety division issues more than 20,000 certificates of...
St. Louis to Toast Chuck Berry on Saturday Prior to Sunday Public Viewing
Before a public viewing and memorial service Sunday at the Pageant, St. Louisans will get a chance to pay tribute to the late Chuck Berry with a celebratory citywide toast on Saturday.Berry died March 18 at age 90 at his home near Wentzville.The toast...
Tips for Getting the Most Flavor and Juice out of Lemons
Fresh lemon including the juice and the peel is one of my all-time favorite ingredients, in part because it's just so versatile. It can be the star of the show (as in this recipe) or a brilliant supporting actor (as in so many of my everyday dishes)....
VA Defends Work to Fix Troubled Veteran Suicide Hotline
WASHINGTON * The Department of Veterans Affairs told skeptical lawmakers Tuesday that it has already fixed problems with its suicide hotline that were highlighted in an internal watchdog's report released just two weeks ago.A March 20 audit by the VA...
Warren County Unofficial Results - Election 2017
ALL RESULTS ARE UNOFFICIAL.Tables do not include write-in candidates or uncontested races. Races or ballot issues which span multiple counties are listed with a combined vote total, and only in their primary county.Get the latest results at STLtoday.com/politicalfixWARREN...
Watchdog Report: 'Breakdown of Democracy' in Poland, Hungary
WARSAW, Poland * U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a "spectacular breakdown of democracy" has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countries that stood as models of democratic change after the collapse of communism...
Wine Finds: Bordeaux-Style Red for Passover
Passover, which begins this year at sundown on Monday, presents a dietary challenge to Jews observing the holiday because they can't eat products made from leavened grains including bread, pasta and pizza. That puts a greater emphasis on proteins, vegetables...
World Briefs
Greek envoys visit Brussels for more bailout negotiationsThree Greek Cabinet officials have returned to Brussels for emergency meetings on delayed bailout negotiations, officials from Greece's government and the European Union said late Tuesday.Greek...
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