St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 26, 2017

28 Dead after Indian Guru's Rape Conviction Triggers Riots
PANCHKULA, India * Mobs rampaged across a north Indian state on Friday, leaving 28 people dead and more than 250 others injured, after a court declared a quasi-religious sect leader guilty of raping two of his followers, authorities said.Mobs set fire...
Bodine (Nee Charles), Barbara Ann Barbara Ann Bodine
Bodine (nee Charles), Barbara Ann Barbara Ann Bodine, 79 years of age, passed away August 24 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Barbara was born August 19, 1938 in Evanston, Illinois to the late Augustus Lutz and Caroline Zenobia (Stuart)...
Business Digest
BJC, Memorial plan medical building in Shiloh * Nearly 17 months after the opening of Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, executives want to build a $32.4 million medical building on the 94-acre campus.The three-story building would make room for more...
Cards Look at Options but Stick with Leake
As had been earlier reported, veteran righthander Mike Leake will make his scheduled start for the Cardinals on Saturday night here against Tampa Bay. How many more he might make after that still could be in question.John Mozeliak, president of baseball...
Defense Shines as Eureka Knocks off Francis Howell
EUREKA * Ben Hunnius knew the Eureka defense could be better than it showed in Week 1."We knew we had to improve after the week last week (a 45-26 win at Fort Zumwalt West), especially on the run defense. And even the pass defense," the Eureka senior...
Digest: Former Tiger Cox Wins Bronze at Wrestling Championships
Former Tiger Cox wins bronze at wrestling championshipsUniversity of Missouri graduate J'den Cox, a bronze medalist in freestyle wrestling at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, earned another third-place finish at 86 kilograms Friday at the United World Wrestling...
Ex-City Employee Sues St. Louis Alleging Bias over Gender Identity
ST. LOUIS * A former employee of St. Louis' Department of Public Safety who is transgender is suing the city for workplace discrimination, claiming she was retaliated against after complaining of inappropriate videos from a coworker about gender-reassignment...
Football Friday Roundup
Timberland rolls past LibertyThe Wolves scored four times in the opening 9 minutes and 51 seconds on the way to a 48-7 win a crosstown battle in Wentzville.Jarrett Wilson, who ran for two scores, helped Timberland (1-1) to its first win of the season...
'Game Changer:' UM Curators Approve Mizzou Stadium Project
COLUMBIA, MO. * By a vote of 9-0 Friday, the University of Missouri System Board of Curators approved the $98 million football facility planned for the south end zone of Memorial Stadium.During Friday's video teleconference meeting hosted at MU's Ellis...
Getting Back on Track Is a Win for Bourdais
Even after the crash and the flip and the surgery on his pelvis and hip, Sebastien Bourdais always was hopeful that he could return for some portion of the IndyCar season that started so successfully.However, as the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 approached,...
Golf Roundup
Chun takes lead in LPGA tournamentIn Gee Chun took the lead Friday in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, and Canadian star Brooke Henderson did just enough to stick around for the weekend at Ottawa Hunt.Chun closed with a birdie on the par-5 ninth for...
Gunman at Large in 'Gruesome' Shooting of Four People in Glasgow Village Home
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * A mother, her 20-year-old son and a 10-year-old boy were among four people found shot to death late Thursday in a North County home in what police call a "gruesome" scene.St. Louis County Police said Friday afternoon that they had...
Highland Does It through the Air in Season-Opening Win over Alton
HIGHLAND, ILL. * Junior wide receiver Sam LaPorta warned everyone that Highland was going to be good through the air.After years of being a ground-and-pound offense, there were few that believed him.After Friday, everyone in the area can be a believer...
Hochman: McGwire Induction Both Good and a Bit Painful
Seventy.The memories feel like fantasy.And in a way, it was. Reality is, we've yet to see a man, unaided by performance enhancing drugs, hit 70 home runs in a MLB season. What we saw out there with Mark McGwire, that was aided. How much, we'll never...
Joe's St. Louis: On NYC Party List, There Is Always Room for Hamm
HAMM TIME * Been too long since this bureau has checked in on STL No. 1 celeb Jon Hamm, who no longer hobknobs with the "swells."Hamm is one of the swells.The proud hometowner (John Burroughs, Class of 1989) and former waiter/busboy at Spiro's restaurant...
Johnson, Spieth, Fowler Part of Logjam at Northern Trust
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. * Two swings cost Dustin Johnson the lead. It wasn't long before Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler caught up to him in The Northern Trust, setting up a weekend of star power in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event.Johnson, finally looking...
Judge Clears Way for Seattle Lyft, Uber Drivers to Unionize
SEATTLE * For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize to address pay and working conditions.U.S. District Judge...
Kraichely Keeps Kirkwood Offense Humming in Win over Jefferson City
KIRKWOOD * For Ryan Kraichely, it was as simple as 1-2-3.Kirkwood High's 6-foot-5, 190-pound starting quarterback, Kraichely slung the ball all over the field with impeccable precision as the Pioneers beat Jefferson City 35-7 on Friday night at home.The...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Police ID shooting victim * A man shot to death Wednesday night in the Baden neighborhood has been identified as Demetrice Fisher, 42, of the 3900 block of Lee Avenue. He was shot in the 300 block of Christian Avenue, police said.About...
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 26
Governments have right to remove symbols, statuesTwo op-eds Thursday address freedom of speech, and particularly, freedom of offensive speech. One rightly points out that even offensive speech is protected, and that violence, even against protesters...
Mayweather, McGregor Ready to Rumble in Much-Hyped Fight
LAS VEGAS * Conor McGregor has been kept pretty much under wraps ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was announced, emerging occasionally to trash Mayweather only to disappear again behind the closed doors of the UFC training center.It's not...
Metro Digest
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Graduation date draws criticism * Parkway students are calling on their district to change next year's high school graduation date because it conflicts with one of the holiest Jewish holidays.Hannah Maurer, a 17-year-old senior...
MLB Notes: Cabrera Not Happy with 7-Game Suspension
Cabrera gets 7-game ban for role in Thursday brawlDetroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was suspended seven games and New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez got banned four games Friday for their actions on a fight-filled afternoon at Comerica Park.Major...
MLB Roundup: Hoskins Helps Phillies Down Cubs [Corrected 08/26/17]
CORRECTION: Associated PressHoskins' homer keys Phils' win over CubsRookie Rhys Hoskins hit another home run and Cesar Hernandez ripped a three-run triple to back Jerad Eickhoff, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the visiting Chicago Cubs 7-1 Friday...
Nation Briefs: Dad of Boy Scalded in Bath Is Found Guilty at His 3rd Trial
Abused child's father is convicted in his deathThe father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after his stepmother put him in a scalding bath has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in his third trial.A Warren County jury on Friday also found...
New Look, No Luck as Cards Fall to Rays
Michael Wacha, who, from early June to early August, won seven games in eight decisions, is trending. But not in a good way. The Cardinals righthander posted his ninth win on Aug. 8, pitching six innings, giving up three runs. In his next three starts,...
NFL Notes: 49ers Cut Linebacker Brooks
The San Francisco 49ers have released outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks after eight seasons with the team.The Niners cut Brooks Friday because they determined he would not make the roster and wanted to give him a head start on finding a new team.The 33-year-old...
North Korea Fires 3 Short-Range Missiles
SEOUL, South Korea * Three North Korean short-range ballistic missiles failed on Saturday, a temporary blow to Pyongyang's rapid nuclear and missile expansion, U.S. military officials said.The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that two of the...
Not So Fast: Leader of St. Louis County Council Wants to Delay New Blues Practice Facility
The St. Louis County Council member who introduced legislation approving a new St. Louis Blues practice facility in Creve Coeur Lake Park is now trying to delay the project.St. Louis County Council Chairman Sam Page is asking that the council pass a...
People
Swift's new single: 'Too Sexy' or too similar to 1991 hit?Within moments of Taylor Swift's highly anticipated new single release on Thursday night a pop track titled "Look What You Made Me Do," off her upcoming album "Reputation" multiple people on...
RAYS 7, CARDINALS 3 (Box Score)
RAYS 7, CARDINALS 3Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Kiermaier cf 6 0 1 2 0 2 .269Souza Jr. rf 6 2 2 1 0 2 .256Longoria 3b 5 1 2 0 0 2 .268Morrison 1b 4 1 2 0 1 1 .242Ramos c 4 0 0 0 1 1 .250Dickerson lf 4 2 4 1 1 0 .291Hechavarria ss 5 1 3 2 0 1 .249Espinosa...
Regional Chamber Employee Lawsuit Alleges Gender Discrimination, Retaliation
A n employee of the St. Louis Regional Chamber is suing her boss and the organization's CEO for gender discrimination and retaliation in a lawsuit filed Thursday.Karen Ellis, a director of economic development at the Chamber, alleges she was denied multiple...
Right-Wing Groups Cancel San Francisco Rallies
SAN FRANCISCO * A right-wing group on Friday canceled a "freedom rally" it had planned for Saturday near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, removing one major source of feared violence for city leaders, though others remained.The group, known as...
Short Takes on Out-of-Bounds Politics and Purple Airplane Sitings
Ed Martin is back at it (thumbs down)Noted St. Louis Republican gadfly Ed Martin is getting a tryout as Trump defender-in-residence on CNN's AC360, hosted by Anderson Cooper. It's a role that suits his glib and combative personality.Martin appears to...
SLU Soccer Team Drops Opener to Syracuse
In search of some early offense, the St. Louis University soccer team showed signs of life in the second half against No. 8 Syracuse in the season opener on Friday night at Hermann Stadium.The Billikens generated good opportunities and got a goal from...
Suspected Gunman Had History of Violence, Mental Illness
CHARLESTON, S.C. * The man who police say killed a Charleston chef inside a restaurant filled with tourists had been convicted of violent crimes at least twice since the 1980s and struggled with mental illness, according to legal records.Thomas Demetrius...
Trump Administration Imposes Sweeping Sanctions on Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela * President Donald Trump's administration slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela on Friday, ratcheting up tension between the two countries and making it harder for embattled President Nicolas Maduro to raise badly needed...
Trump Announces Missouri Visit Just as Former Sen. John Danforth Denounces Him
President Donald Trump will travel to southwest Missouri next week to talk tax reform, the White House said Friday the same day that one of the state's most prominent Republican elders condemned him as a "hateful man" and urged others in the party to...
Trump Setting New Records for Low Presidential Approval
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump spared his ally, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a possible jail sentence on Friday by pardoning his conviction, reversing what critics saw as a long-awaited comeuppance for a lawman who escaped accountability for headline-grabbing...
Upset with Trump's Response, Economic Aide Mulled Quitting
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump's top economic adviser sharply denounced the president's response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., saying in an interview that he felt "compelled" to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset...
Winfield Couple Claim Planned Parenthood, Medical Lab Discarded Aborted Fetus
ST. LOUIS * A Lincoln County couple have sued Planned Parenthood of St. Louis and a Brentwood medical lab, claiming they discarded the remains of their aborted fetus against their wishes.Alexis Gibbons, 32, and Richard Gibbons, 34, who live near Winfield,...
World Briefs: New Zealand Increases Troops in Afghanistan from 10 to 13
Man with a knife killed in BrusselsBelgian soldiers shot a man dead in downtown Brussels on Friday evening after he used a knife to attack troops in what prosecutors described as a "terror attack."Spokeswoman Esther Natus of the federal prosecutor's...
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