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Articles from September 22, 2017

32 Years after Federal Takeover, HUD Returns East St. Louis Public Housing to Local Control
EAST ST. LOUIS * By the fall of 1985, the Reagan administration had had enough of the East St. Louis Housing Authority.The famously inept and corrupt local agency, which was supposed to provide shelter for the area's poorest residents in more than 3,000...
Afghan Leader: Abolishing Militant Havens in Pakistan Is Key
NEW YORK * Abolishing militant hideouts in Pakistan is critical to establishing peace in neighboring Afghanistan, the Afghan leader said Thursday before meeting President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.Neither Trump nor Afghan...
Also in Theaters: Capsule Reviews of Recent Releases
OUR MOVIE RATINGS: * Skip it; **So-so; ***Good; **** Excellent'All Saints' **PG * 1:48 * John Corbett ("Northern Exposure") stars in this fact-based drama about a church that's in danger of being transformed into a big-box store. Tribune News Service'Baby...
Babies Try Harder When They See You Sweat, Research Shows
NEW YORK * If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching.Children about 15 months old can become more persistent in pursuing a goal if they've just seen an adult struggle at a task before succeeding, a new study says.The...
Ben Stiller Is at His Best in Smart, Poignant 'Brad's Status'
Brad (Ben Stiller) should be quite content. His wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), loves the life they've built together, and their son, Troy (Austin Abrams), is a talented musician who's likely to be accepted at a first-rate college. Yet Brad, a nonprofit...
Bernie Sanders Addresses St. Louis Protests, Foreign Policy in Mid-Missouri Address
FULTON, Mo. * U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders threw barbs at Russian President Vladimir Putin, criticized many of the United States' modern-day military interventions and addressed recent protests in St. Louis all from the lectern Thursday at a mid-Missouri...
Best Bets: Oktoberfest, Hispanic Festival, Matchbox Twenty, Father John Misty, Brad Paisley
Events included in Go! Magazine are current as of Wednesday. Watch for updates on postponements and cancellations at stltoday.com/go.FRIDAYOktoberfest St. Louis (Editor's pick)When Noon-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday * Where...
Billy Joel Takes the Stage at Busch as Protesters March in the Street
ST. LOUIS * Billy Joel managed to do on Thursday night what protests had prevented U2 and Ed Sheeran from doing earlier in the week: perform in concert in St. Louis.Despite hundreds of demonstrators marching outside, the performer known as the Piano...
Black Violin Brings Its 'Classical Boom' to the Sheldon
Is it classical music? Is it hip-hop? Black Violin, the Florida-based duo of Kev Marcus (aka Kevin Sylvester) and Wil B (Wilner Baptiste), is the best of both worlds.The mix of the two sounds led to the title of Black Violin's new "Classical Boom Tour,"...
Blues Adjust to Steep Rise in Slashing Penalties
Mike Yeo saw this coming, no doubt about it. After the Blues' scrimmage last Sunday at the IceZone in Hazelwood, he was asked about the fact that not a single penalty was called. No chances to work on special teams in the scrimmage setting."I think we're...
Blues' Front Office Bench Gets Deeper
The Blues added one of hockey's most accomplished players to their brain trust on Thursday, hiring Larry Robinson to be the team's senior consultant to hockey operations.Robinson has one of the top resumes in the hockey community, winning six Stanley...
BookFest Opens a New Chapter with Author Events, Panels and More
Abook should "feel hot in your hands," Gabriel Tallent says.No milquetoast stories for one of fall's most-talked-about young authors.His controversial debut novel, "My Absolute Darling," is the kind of smoldering work to which some people would assign...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSChengcang Charles Wu, founder and CEO of Intact Genomics, was named 2017 Inventor of the Year by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis for inventing a technology useful in natural product and drug discovery.Steven N. Cousins, financial...
Business Digest
Toys R Us revs up for holiday hiring * Toys R Us may be bankrupt, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring.The Wayne, N.J.-based chain said Thursday that it would be accepting job applications for part-time holiday positions at stores and distribution...
CARDINALS 8, REDS 5 (Box Score)
CARDINALS 8, REDS 5 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Carpenter 3b 3 1 2 0 1 0 .242c-Bader ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254Mejia 3b 1 0 1 1 0 0 .132Pham lf 4 1 2 0 2 1 .311Fowler cf 5 2 3 2 0 0 .270Martinez 1b 5 1 2 1 0 1 .311Molina c 2 1 1 2 2 0 .276DeJong ss 5 0 0...
Cards Stay in the Hunt with Sweep of Reds
CINCINNATI * All winter long, especially once they had Dexter Fowler signed, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny would scribble out lineups on any blank paper he could find. He wanted to see how a name looked here, a name looked there, these names looked...
Congo Leads World in Sex Abuse Allegations against U.N. Peacekeepers
BUNIA, Congo * The girl was 11 when the first peacekeeper raped her, luring her with bread and a banana as she was leaving school in her village in northeastern Congo."It was the first man who ever touched me," said Bora, who asked that only her first...
Deaths Elsewhere
Bernie Casey * The professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in movies such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78.Mr. Casey died Tuesday (Sept. 19, 2017) in Los Angeles after a...
DeWitt: Time for Protective Netting to Be Extended 'In Every Park'
CINCINNATI * Although the dissimilar dimensions and varying layouts of all 30 ballparks has often been a reason for Major League Baseball and its owners to take individual approaches to the safety of fans, the time is right for a uniform policy and a...
Digest: Kings Beat Canucks in Preseason Game in China
Kings beat Canucks in preseason game in ChinaIn the first NHL preseason game played in China, the Los Angeles Kings used a third-period scoring spurt to put away the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday in Shanghai.The teams gave the raucous Shanghai crowd...
Duckworth Says Now Not Time for Sanders' 'Medicare for All' Healthcare Fix
WASHINGTON * Freshman Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she opposes, at least for now, a proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to make Medicare available for anyone seeking health insurance.Duckworth, a Democrat and decorated veteran who lost both...
Editorial: State Agencies Spent Twice What Was Reported to Settle Legal Disputes. What Are They Hiding?
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway reviewed state legal expenses and found that agencies not typically monitored had paid $36.8 million to settle legal disputes over the past two years, double the amount already reported by the attorney general's office....
Ex-Lindenwood Wrestler Gets 10 Years in HIV Transmission Case after Plea Deal
ST. CHARLES * The case of a former Lindenwood University wrestler charged with infecting a sex partner with HIV was resolved with a plea deal Thursday after four years.The case at times drew national media attention because of controversy over the laws...
Facebook to Release Russia Ads to Congress amid Pressure
NEW YORK * Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light on potential interference in the 2016 presidential...
Football; Area Leaders
Scoring TD PtsMichael Keller, H'boro 18 114Cole Mueller, Holt 17 102Andrew Graves, Jefferson 15 98Matt Strong, Pacific 16 96Ben Watson, Zumwalt East 14 88Mann McGruder, Ritenour 13 86Kyren Williams, Vianney 14 86---Rushing Att YdsCole Mueller, Holt 141...
Friday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING10:30 a.m. NASCAR: ISM Connect 300, practice, NBCSN12:30 p.m. NASCAR trucks: UNOH 175, practice, FS11:30 p.m. NHRA: Dodge NHRA Nationals, qualifying, FS12:30 p.m. NASCAR trucks: UNOH 175, final practice, FS13 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: VisitMyrtleBeach.com...
Going from 'Them' to 'Us' Starts with Confronting Our Biases
My grandmother was a maid for a prominent white family in the small town where we lived. She would take me to work with her sometimes. One day her boss's grandkids were in town; she took me along to play with them. I loved my grandma and saw how much...
GOP Health Bill Offers Provisions Aimed at Helping 2 States
WASHINGTON * Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts...
'Haunted' Alton Mansion Invites Public to Meet Its Residents
When George and Sharyn Luedke bought the run-down McPike Mansion in Alton for $42,000 at an auction, they didn't realize the cost to rehab it would be overwhelming.They also didn't know it was haunted.Or so they say, as do others who have visited.For...
Health Care CEO Gets Year in Prison for Fraud
ST. LOUIS * A former executive with a Chicago health care company was sentenced this week in federal court to 366 days in prison and ordered to repay $1.77 million to Medicare.Former Aggeus Healthcare CEO James Sayadzal, 52, of Chicago, pleaded guilty...
Huddle, Jacqueline DeVries Passed Away on Monday September 19
Huddle, Jacqueline DeVries passed away on Monday September 19, 2017, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of John P. Huddle; dearest mother of Karen Bernard Bult, Mike Bernard (Joyce) and Mary Abrahamson (Craig); dear step-mother of Annette Huddle (Gina Solomon)...
Irma, Now Maria: U.S. Caribbean Communities Rush to Send Aid
NEW YORK * From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian groups around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Suspect charged in fatal shooting * St. Louis prosecutors on Thursday charged a Dellwood man with first-degree murder for a fatal shooting Sept. 12.Charging documents claim that Larron Hamilton, 21, shot the victim from a vehicle in the...
Left in the Dark: A Stunned Puerto Rico Seeks to Rebuild
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico * A day after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions of people on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity....
Lemmons by Grbic Is One of St. Louis' Most Intriguing New Restaurants
If you've hung out in south city over the past 15 years, the name Lemmons conjures hazy memories of trivia nights and beer, Black Thorn's thick-crust pizza and beer, live music and beer, unsticking your beer-stuck shoes from the floor.So before you enter...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 22
Teach students about the pitfalls of a criminal lifestyleAfter watching the local news, I was very dismayed to see several local high schools encouraging students to miss class time to participate in protests.I would be very interested to know how many...
Lightning Bolt! TV Rating for Rams Is Higher in St. Louis Than LA
The Los Angeles Rams made a brief appearance on St. Louis television last weekend, and they drew a better rating in the market they jilted two years ago than they did in their new hometown.Fox showed the Dallas-Denver NFL game in St. Louis in the late-afternoon...
Limbaugh, Anne M. Following a Lengthy Illness with Parkinson's Disease
Limbaugh, Anne M. Following a lengthy illness with Parkinson's disease, Anne M. Limbaugh died September 20, 2017 at her home in St. Louis, MO. She was born in Joplin, MO March 10, 1930 to Augustus James and Lucille Pennington Mesplay. Her high school...
Loal Digest
METRO EAST > McKinley Bridge shutdowns planned * All lanes of the McKinley Bridge will be shut down much of next week to allow for improvements to lighting. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but open at other times...
Lynchard Pitches, Hits, Borgia Past Union
WASHINGTON, MO. * Liz Lynchard was worried her long drive to left-center would suffer the same fate as all of the others before it.Three times in Thursday's non-conference matchup between Union and Borgia, deep fly balls by both teams were either caught...
Maryville Men's Soccer off to a Strong Start in 2017
A year ago, in its first season under head coach David Korn, the men's soccer team at Maryville University finished 10-8-1 overall and 7-7-1 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.It was a significant step for a program that had not finished over .500...
Media Views: Jim Hayes out at KFNS, Larry Conners In
Jim Hayes is out. And in an unrelated move, Larry Conners is in.These are the focal points of the latest personnel transactions in a dizzying series of lineup shuffling this year at KFNS (590 AM) as it tries to find an identity.Station owner Randy Markel...
Messenger: From the Streets to the Pulpit: There Can Be No Peace without Justice
Sunday is for Jesus.But on Tuesday, I went to church.In the shadow of the Gateway Arch, on the hot, checkered stone pavers covering the renovated Kiener Plaza, priests, pastors, a rabbi and an imam prayed for St. Louis.Organized by the Archdiocese of...
Mexico Navy Official: No Missing Child in Collapsed School
MEXICO CITY * A high-ranking navy official said Thursday that there was no missing child at a collapsed Mexico City school that had become a focus of rescue efforts after this week's deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, though an adult still may be alive...
Mizzou Braces for Defense-Driven Auburn
COLUMBIA, MO. * The last time Missouri and Auburn met on the same football field, defense was mostly an afterthought. In 2013, the Tigers and Tigers set Southeastern Conference championship game records with 101 points and 1,211 yards as Tre Mason ran...
MLB Notes: Ex-Dodger Headed to Prison
Ex-Dodger headed to prisonFormer Los Angeles Dodgers star Raul Mondesi has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted of embezzlement during his term as mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic.The district court of San Cristobal,...
MLB Roundup: Cubs Rally in Extra Innings
Cubs rally in extra inningsJavier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night.The...
MLB Roundup: Dodgers Clinch Tie for NL West
Dodgers clinch tie for NL WestAndre Ethier and Curtis Granderson homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a tie for the NL West title, ending a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.The Dodgers can win their fifth...
Nation Briefs
Trump to stump in Alabama for StrangePresident Donald Trump's political muscles are getting a workout in a Republican runoff election in Alabama that has an awkward dynamic: He's campaigning for the establishment-backed incumbent over an upstart beloved...
New Owners of the Chemical Building in Downtown St. Louis Think Small
To bring downtown's iconic Chemical Building back to life, the new owners of the long-vacant structure are thinking small.Small as in "micro-apartments," according to Scott Cresswell, chief operating officer of Morgan Communities, based in the Rochester,...
NFL Notebook: Elliott Says No Excuse for Lack of Effort
Cowboys' Elliott says there was no excuse for lack of effortEzekiel Elliott concedes his lack of effort on two plays in the loss to Denver was born of frustration, calls it uncharacteristic of him and quickly adds there's no excuse for it.The Cowboys...
Notebook: Nebraska Fires AD after Slow Start
Nebraska fires AD EichorstNebraska has fired athletics director Shawn Eichorst, citing his failure to improve "on-field performance" by the Cornhuskers.Chancellor Ronnie Green announced the move Thursday. Eichorst joined Nebraska in October 2012, and...
Ortiz: Robinson Brings Stanley Cup Experience to Blues' Staff
Blues coach Mike Yeo is pretty stubborn. He concedes as much. He's strong in his convictions. And even though he's only 44, he has a firm handle on how he wants to run his team. General manager Doug Armstrong will turn 54 on Sunday, and he also has found...
People
Kimmel slaps back on health billJimmy Kimmel doubled down on his criticism of Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on Wednesday, firing back at the co-sponsor of the new Graham-Cassidy health care bill and others who criticized his monologue from the previous night....
People in Business
John Garrett was named assistant vice president, commercial relationship manager at Enterprise Bank & Trust in Creve Coeur.Zack Boyers, chairman and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp., joined the board of directors of Urban Strategies...
Raasch: Ken Burns, Myth Buster, and Vietnam's Real Lessons for Today
WASHINGTON * Ken Burns' "The Vietnam War," a documentary 10 years in the making about a war that has been generations in the healing, has provided a very valuable service.The filmmaker has shown in vivid terms the fallacy of data dependency in the course...
Rams Hang on Late to Edge 49ers 41-39
SANTA CLARA, Calif. * Jared Goff threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Todd Gurley ran for two TDs and caught another to help the Los Angeles Rams put up another big offensive performance with a 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday...
Recently Reviewed
OUR FOOD RATINGS: * Fair; ** Good; *** Excellent; **** ExtraordinaryThe Blue Duck *Where 2661 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood * More info 314-769-9940; blueduckstl.com * Menu Contemporary American food * Hours Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)Club...
Retail Details: Target Plays Offense with St. Louis Next-Day Delivery
Target's St. Louis area stores are now offering next-day delivery of 15,000 household items. The retailer has been testing its Target Restock delivery service since this summer.As of this week, they've expanded it to include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles,...
Reward in Casino Queen Holdup Reaches $26,000; Wounded Guard Now Conscious at Hospital
EAST ST. LOUIS * The Casino Queen and CrimeStoppers are offering a reward of up to $26,000 in a push to find the robbers who shot a guard during a holdup of the casino early Sunday.Police are chasing a few leads but have made no arrests in the case....
Rhiannon Giddens' New Music Speaks to Today's Civil Rights Movement
The first time many St. Louisans laid eyes on Rhiannon Giddens, it was at the St. Louis Art Museum, where she played a show in 2010 as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops."I remember that," Giddens says by phone from an Indiana tour stop. "It was...
Series Preview: Cardinals at Pirates
Scouting report * The Cardinals have lost three of seven to the Pirates in Pennsylvania (counting one at Williamsport) but beat the Pirates seven of nine in St. Louis to gain a 10-6 overall edge. ... This is the Cards' last road series before they end...
SLUH, Washington Steam into Guelker Semifinals
FENTON * SLUH senior forward Ray Goedeker knew that the Junior Bills just accomplished something special.Down a man due to a red card for most of play, Goedeker scored the eventual game-winner as SLUH got past Lindbergh 4-1 on Thursday to win the Meyer...
St. Louis Advances Tax Credits for International Shoe Hotel Project
St. Louis officials have approved additional financial help for a downtown hotel project that a Milwaukee-based developer has been putting together for nearly two years.The board of the St. Louis Development Corp. voted Thursday to contribute up to $6.5...
St. Louis County Fight over Auditor Getting Ugly
Until this year, the St. Louis County auditor's office rarely made the news.But the office has become a heated front in a larger war between County Executive Steve Stenger and the St. Louis County Council majority.This battle may even move from the St....
St. Louis Offers Forgivable Loans for Businesses Damaged in Unrest
Businesses that have been damaged during recent unrest can apply for forgivable loans of up to $1,500 from the St. Louis Development Corp.The board of the city's economic development arm approved on Thursday the establishment of the forgivable loan program....
'Stronger' Is a Tale of Survival and Triumph
Jeff Bauman (Jake Gyllenhaal) is involved in an on-again, off-again relationship with Erin Hurley (Tatiana Maslany) whom he doesn't want to lose, but to whom he can't completely commit. Erin finds Jeff charming but has come to believe that he's possibly...
Surging Stock Market Powers U.S. Wealth to $96.2 Trillion
WASHINGTON * A healthy gain in the stock market and steadily increasing home prices boosted Americans' household wealth this spring, a trend that adds to the nation's inequality.The Federal Reserve said Thursday Americans' net worth rose 1.8 percent...
The Force of Law and Ethics Rather Than the Law of Force
As a former correctional officer, reserve police officer and police academy ethics instructor, I can sympathize with how difficult the job can be for law enforcement officers, but I expect policing to be just rather than just policing that is business...
The Skatalites, Murder City Players Push Ska Music's Visibility in St. Louis
Murder City Players had such a strong following in the 1980s, St. Louis music lore goes, that the old Mississippi Nights club wouldn't book a weekend ska/reggae act unless the band was on the bill.Part of that must still hold true today.Murder City Players...
Ticket Tracker: Niall Horan, Maren Morris Coming to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
The Ambassadormetrotix.com* A Night of Romance with Freddie Jackson, Kim Massie, Rhoda G, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, $25-$65.---Chaifetz Arenaticketmaster.com* "The Great Xscape Tour" with Xscape, Monica, Tamar Braxton, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, $47-$97, on sale at noon...
Tour Championship: Stanley Opens Strong, but So Does Spieth
ATLANTA * Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth got off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with entirely different goals in mind.Stanley ran off four straight birdies on the front nine one of them from 40 feet and then added two more late in his round...
Triad Welcomes Highland in Battle for Mississippi Valley Supremacy
Jim Warnecke doesn't mind being someone's homecoming opponent.Truth be told, the Highland High coach kind of likes it even if it's rival Triad."When it's homecoming you get an extra five or 10 minutes at halftime," said Warnecke.Warnecke will get his...
Trump Piles Economic Action onto His NKorea Military Threats
NEW YORK * President Donald Trump added economic action to his fiery military threats against North Korea on Thursday, authorizing stiffer new sanctions in response to the Koreans' nuclear weapons advances. He said China was imposing major banking sanctions,...
Two Takeaways from the Stockley Verdict
HARD WORK REQUIRED TO ENSURE JUSTICEAfter reading the Jason Stockley decision for the third time, I'm stuck in the dissonance between what I perceive to be the limitations within our law and the expansive view I and many others have of justice.What if...
Week 6 Games to Watch (High School Football)
FRANCIS HOWELL VIKINGS at FORT ZUMWALT WEST JAGUARSWhen: 7 p.m. Friday.Records: Francis Howell 4-1 overall, 2-0 Gateway Athletic Conference South; Fort Zumwalt West 3-2, 2-0.Last week: Francis Howell 42, Francis Howell North 7; Fort Zumwalt West 54,...
Wentzville Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Hitting Rock Hill Police Officer with Car
ST. LOUIS COUNTY * A Wentzville man whose past crimes include fleeing police and crashing a stolen car was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for hitting and seriously injuring a Rock Hill police officer with his car.Deandre M. Blevins, 23, hit...
World Briefs
May pushes new pact between U.K., EUPrime Minister Theresa May will try to kick-start faltering Brexit negotiations on Friday by proposing a new economic and security partnership between Britain and the European Union, plus a transition period after...
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