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Articles from July 9, 2017

Aisha Sultan: My Failed Summer of Doing Nothing
I remember glorious summers of nothing.By nothing, I mean everything kids did back then: Spending hours at the neighborhood pool and library, staying up all night reading an actual book, walking to the grocery store or a convenience store to browse the...
At Home: Blueprints Lead Clayton Homeowners to Famed Builder I.E. Millstone
When Shirley and Richard Baker moved into their Clayton home in 1989, they discovered the original 1937 blueprints in the kitchen pantry. The name on the blueprints was I.E. Millstone, the famed St. Louis builder of such landmarks as Busch Stadium II...
Beachgate, Bridgegate: Christie's Time in Headlines Not Over
TRENTON, N.J. * Gov. Chris Christie's week started with Beachgate viral photos showing him lounging on a public beach closed by the state budget shutdown. Next week, Bridgegate will revisit.It doesn't promise the same kind of international response,...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended July 2
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended July 2.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Camino Island" * John Grisham2. "Murder Games" * Patterson/Roughan3. "Use of Force" * Brad Thor4. "The Duchess" * Danielle Steel5. "Seven Stones...
Black Homeowners Struggle as U.S. Housing Market Recovers
- The nation's homeownership rate appears to be rebounding from the 2007 recession.- But African-Americans aren't sharing in the recovery, even as whites, Asian-Americans and Latinos slowly see gains. - The disparity between whites and blacks is at a...
Brilliant, Judith Feinberg "Judy" Born November 21
Brilliant, Judith Feinberg "Judy" born November 21, 1938 died July 3, 2017, age 78. Daughter of the late Adolph K. and the late Virginia (nee Burke) Feinberg. She is survived by daughter Virginia Merrill Brilliant of San Francisco.Sister of Daniel Burke...
Britt, Georgia Elizabeth Mudd
Britt, Georgia Elizabeth Mudd, PhD. of St. Louis, born to Dorothy Riddle Morse "Dotty" Mudd and Dayton Henry "D.H." Mudd, Jr., on September 9, 1940, passed away Monday July 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her beloved son Robert Alexander "Alec"...
Cardinals Insider: Shot in the Dark Pays off Big for Cards' New GM
With all the variations of one baseball executive's email address that he could think of typed into the address line, Michael Girsch would press "send" on his old Hotmail account and give it a minute or so before refreshing the page.That's when the "could...
Cardinals Minor-League Report: Peoria's Hicks Not Just Surviving, but Thriving
The main goal for Low-A Peoria pitcher Jordan Hicks this season was just to stay healthy to prove to himself that his body could handle a full season of pro baseball.So far, he's also proven that he can dominate hitters in the Midwest League.Hicks,...
Celebrated Weight-Loss Coach Helps Clients in St. Louis, around the World with New Book
Writing the 2012 book "Think and Grow Thin" was a dream come true for St. Louis weight-loss coach Charles D'Angelo. In it, he revealed his methods on rapid and healthful weight loss promising results in 88 days to the world rather than just to the...
Charming Story of Friendship in 'Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues'
It's risky, sometimes, to pick up a book when it's the second in a series and you didn't read the first one.With Edward Kelsey Moore's "The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues," even though Clarice, Odette and Barbara Jean are unknown quantities,...
Chicago Artist Credited with Breathing Life into 'Wonder Woman'
CHICAGO * A dead bird lay on the front stoop of Jill Thompson's home in Chicago. It wasn't mangled or decaying or missing anything but life. It looked as if it had a heart attack in midflap, then fell. Its legs, somewhat comically, stood straight up;...
Chippewa Street Developers on Cusp of Critical Mass
The dilapidated Chippewa Street corridor running parallel to and a half-mile south of the once-blighted, now-thriving Cherokee Street business district could be on the verge of a similar revival.A tenacious group of developers working independently is...
Church Organ Pipe Shelves, a Putting Green and More: City Museum Offices Are Cooler Than Yours
It's tough to pick the best thing about City Museum Director Rick Erwin's new office.It might be the megaphone. He sometimes holds it up to the windows to razz visitors climbing on the giant outdoor jungle gym, Monstrocity, or attendants working the...
Community Events
Weekend Nature Programs * Test your skills at Babler Memorial State Park. 9:30-10:30 a.m. for a naturalist hike along one of the Babler trails. 2-3 p.m., meet at the visitor center for the Explorer hour with park interpreters about items that can be...
Czech Orchestra of Disabled Musicians Gets World Attention
PRAGUE * It's an unusual orchestra, one that has played in London, Madrid, Moscow and Jerusalem. Its next stops are New York, Washington and Chicago.The Tap Tap, created 18 years ago to give students at a renowned school for the disabled in Prague an...
DeJong Zones in as Cards Win
In the last two seasons, the Cardinals have summoned two young shortstops from Memphis, not really knowing if they were ready but knowing there was an immediate need because of injuries to other players. Neither has had a history of walking very much...
Developer Buys Jefferson Arms, Keeping Hopes Alive for the Structure's Revival
It's been over a year since the latest investor came forward with grand plans to resurrect the Jefferson Arms, one of the most visibly vacant buildings in downtown St. Louis.Hopes for the massive building's resurrection took a big step forward June 23,...
Digest: Harden Gets $228 Million, Richest Contract in NBA
Harden gets $228 million, richest contract in NBAThe Beard has the richest contract in NBA history.The Houston Rockets signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160 million Saturday, giving him a total six-year deal with...
Editorial: Illinois' Budget Stalemate Is over, but Broken Finances Will Need Decades to Repair
Once the cheering and self-congratulations subside, Illinois Democrats must get to work on fixing the state's broken financing system. They can't look at the budget bill they just muscled through the Legislature as a blank check for spending. The state's...
Editorial: NRA's Latest Call to Arms: Lawless Liberals Run Amok
The influential lobbying and marketing arm for America's gun manufacturers no longer has a Democrat in the White House to demonize as a way of boosting sales. A slump in demand since President Donald Trump's inauguration seems to have prompted the National...
Foreign Experts See China's Nobel Laureate; Prognosis Grim
BEIJING * American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said.China allowed the two doctors to...
Fowler Sits but Expects to Play Sunday
Dexter Fowler, who returned from the 10-day disabled list Friday night, had a scheduled day off Saturday but said his previously sore right heel felt fine and he expected to play Sunday in the final game before the All-Star break.Fowler, who struck out...
From Live TV to a Death-Defying Bike Ride, Phil Keoghan Loves Risks
Phil Keoghan has seen the world for 29 seasons as host of "The Amazing Race" on CBS. But he has never seen the world the way he, and we, will view it Sunday night on National Geographic's "Earth Live," a video extravaganza capturing wildlife around the...
Frustrated with NKorea? Welcome to the Land of Lousy Options
SEOUL, South Korea * A dictator stands on the verge of possessing nuclear missiles that threaten U.S. shores. A worried world ponders airstrikes and sanctions.North Korea in 2017, right?It's actually China in the 1960s and '70s, when Mao Zedong's government...
G-20 Shut Trump out on Climate, Strike Deal on Trade
HAMBURG, Germany * World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.The Group of 20 summit that ended Saturday in Hamburg also showed the tension...
Gap in White and Black Homeownership Grew in St. Louis in Past Decade
Nearly every community in the U.S. suffered when the housing bubble burst a decade ago, but St. Louis was among harder hit metropolitan areas, U.S. Census data show. The road to recovery here also has been uneven.Among metro areas, St. Louis saw the...
Golf Roundup; Rahm Catches Im at Irish Open
Rahm catches Im at Irish OpenJan Rahm shot a second straight 5-under 67 at the Irish Open and moved into a share of the lead with Daniel Im in the third round Saturday.On a day of good scoring over the links at Portstewart Golf Club, the 11th-ranked...
Hornof, Sheila (Nee Hartnett) Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church
Hornof, Sheila (nee Hartnett) Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, Sun., July 2, 2017. Loving wife of Robert Hornof; beloved daughter of Chicago Cub Hall of Famer "Gabby" and Martha Hartnett; dearest mother and mother-in-law of Tim...
Horrigan: Consult Your Bible on Jesus' Baked Goods and Looting Iraq
The late, great Jim White, overnight host on KMOX when radio was king, had certain rules he lived by. One of them was that he wouldn't let callers talk about religion. Reason: Religion is too touchy a topic and the discussions rarely get anywhere.Nevertheless.When...
How to Avoid Being a Victim at the Car Repair Garage
It's the moment every car owner dreads. The mechanic comes out of the garage to say your ride needs repairs costing hundreds of dollars.Then two big questions pop into your brain: Are the fixes really needed? Am I being overcharged?There might not be...
In Alabama Senate Race, Roy Moore Stirs Far Right Base
OXFORD, Ala. * As former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore runs for U.S. Senate, he doesn't shrink from telling voters he has twice been ousted from the bench for defying federal courts over the Ten Commandments and same-sex marriage.Instead, he wears...
In Boulder, Colorado, 5 Fun Things in 1 Whirlwind Afternoon
BOULDER, Colo. * Not every destination lends itself to a whirlwind tour, but in the beautiful city of Boulder, you can sample five fun and scenic spots in one afternoon.Of course, if you've got more time, everything on this list is worth savoring. But...
Inmates Lead Counseling in Connecticut Prison
SOMERS, Conn. * Imprisoned for killing a man, Edward White initially feared retaliation when he learned an acquaintance, his fellow inmate, was his victim's nephew.For a time, the inmate stopped speaking with White. But he ultimately offered forgiveness,...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > 2 killed, 3 wounded in shootings * Two men were fatally shot at Delmar Boulevard and North Garrison Avenue about 5:15 a.m. Saturday, police said. The victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Also Saturday, three men were wounded in two...
Lawrence of Arabia, Rolls Fans Say They Solved WWI Mystery
STOWE, Vt. * Hidden in a nondescript barn on a Vermont backroad is an under-construction replica of the Rolls-Royce used during a critical moment in the birth of the modern Middle East by one of the most famous British Army officers of World War I: Lt....
Letters to the Editor, July 9
Crime czar would be a start in improving the cityIn his column "Second time a charm to create a crime czar?" (July 2), Bill McClellan laid out a strong argument for the city establishing a position of crime czar. He did this in 2012 but was vilified....
Like Snapchat from the Operating Room, New App Eases Anxiety for Patient Families
Tanner's mom took the stuffed dinosaur he was clutching. His grandma prayed over him. His grandpa gave him a fist bump. Then, the red-headed 3-year-old from Claremore, Okla., who loves baseball and Batman was wheeled away to surgery at 7:30 a.m. to reconfigure...
Massive Climb Could Alter Tour De France Standings
STATION DES ROUSSES, France * After 1,400 kilometers (nearly 900 miles) in eight days of racing, the suffer-fest Tour de France now turns the pain dial up a notch or five. How does scaling half the height of Everest in one day sound?That's the monstrous...
McClellan: A Former Inmate Gone Straight Returns for a Visit Behind 'The Walls'
Bill Green is a retired prison guard who has become a tour guide at the old Missouri State Penitentiary, which has, in turn, become a tourist attraction. See the cell where Sonny Liston once lived. Step inside the cell that housed James Earl Ray before...
McCulloch Is Biggest Beneficiary of St. Louis County Pension Changes
ST. LOUIS * St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's request for two seemingly minor changes to the county's pension system appeared in a letter near the end of a 58-page agenda packet. The County Council approved it with no debate in November.Now,...
Melania, Ivanka Have Starring Roles in Trump's Foreign Trip
HAMBURG, Germany * Why, yes, that was Ivanka Trump briefly filling her father's seat at the Group of 20 summit, an international gathering that turned out to be quite the family affair for the Trumps.The president's daughter attracted attention after...
Mizzou's Robertson Savors Chance to Play on Big Basketball Stage
COLUMBIA, MO. * When he stepped off the court at Rupp Arena last Nov. 13, Kassius Robertson knew he wasn't long for Canisius College. Robertson's Golden Griffins had just lost by 24 points to No. 2 Kentucky in the opening weekend of his junior season.Robertson...
'Mortified' Podcast Shares the Shame in St. Louis
If you listen to the "Mortified" podcast, it helps to remember one thing:Nobody is forced to go on.No indeed. The people who recount first crushes, first kisses and every imaginable excruciating early embarrassment all volunteered to tell their stories...
Motors Roundup
Power has Iowa IndyCar poleWill Power won the pole for Sunday's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. It's his fourth pole of the season.Power was fastest in Saturday's single-car, two-lap runs. J.R. Hildebrand qualified second, followed by...
Muny's 'All Shook Up' Is a Little Bit Shakespeare, a Little Bit Rock 'N' Roll
At least three musicals have been based on Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Twelfth Night" and not one of them has played the Muny.Until now.The 1968 off-Broadway hit "Your Own Thing" drew on the rapidly changing gender politics of its era. Asking Shakespeare's...
Nation Briefs
Protesters outnumber KKK at Virginia rallyA rally in Charlottesville, Va., by the Ku Klux Klan and its supporters to protest the Charlottesville City Council's decision to remove a statue honoring Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee encountered a loud and...
Nicklaus: Steel Tariffs Would Hurt More U.S. Workers Than They Help
If President Donald Trump is determined to impose new tariffs on imported steel, he had better brace for a backlash from automakers, farmers and even bourbon distillers.Trump's commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is expected to announce soon whether steel...
Opponents of Closer St. Louis-St. Louis County Links Worry about City's Debts
ELLISVILLE * Efforts to forge closer governmental links between St. Louis and St. Louis County are aimed at bailing out a mismanaged city, opponents of such ideas asserted at a meeting Saturday.St. Louis officials' handling of the city's police, payroll...
Ortiz: Wainwright Shows He Still Has Something to Give
Adam Wainwright knows there are no mulligans in baseball. As much as the Cardinals' veteran righthander wishes he could erase the outliers that drag down his ERA, he has been around long enough to know that isn't possible.Nonetheless, Wainwright's confidence...
Payne, Marianne Sausville Passed Away Peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House on June 24
Payne, Marianne Sausville passed away peacefully at Kansas City Hospice House on June 24, 2017. Daughter of Dr. Albert J. Sausville, Sr. and Madeline Perkinson Sausville, she was born on 1/13/42 in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in St. Louis, where she...
People: Jay-Z Lyric Plays into Jewish Stereotypes, Anti-Defamation League Says
Stone says male co-stars have taken cuts to ensure equal payEmma Stone says that male co-stars have taken pay cuts to ensure she received equal pay on movies. Speaking to tennis great Billie Jean King in an interview published Thursday in Out Magazine,...
Pham Learns from Mistakes on Bases
Tommy Pham knew right away he'd been fooled. He had to hope his speed could make up for it.In the third inning of the Cardinals' 4-1 win over the Mets on Saturday, Pham drew a two-out walk from Mets starter Zack Wheeler. Paul DeJong had hit a solo home...
Profane Veteran Grapples with Son, Modern Life in 'The Reason You're Alive'
Just about everything David Granger despises about a changing America, his son, Hank, venerates.David is a profanely politically incorrect Vietnam veteran who rails against multiculturalism and anti-gun liberals and refers to hijabs as Muslim "torture...
Rahm Catches Im at Irish Open
Rahm catches Im at Irish OpenJan Rahm shot a second straight 5-under 67 at the Irish Open and moved into a share of the lead with Daniel Im in the third round Saturday.On a day of good scoring over the links at Portstewart Golf Club, the 11th-ranked...
Report: Trump Son, Son-in-Law Met with Kremlin-Linked Lawyer
WASHINGTON * Donald Trump's eldest son, son-in-law and then-campaign chairman met with a Russian lawyer shortly after Trump won the Republican nomination, in what appears to be the earliest known private meeting between key aides to the president and...
Rookie and Hall of Famer in Mix for Championship at Greenbrier
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. * Davis Love believes his experience might give him an edge as he tries to become the PGA Tour's oldest winner at age 53. First, he must surpass several others, including a rookie trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner...
Rose, Richard J. of St. Louis
Rose, Richard J. of St. Louis, MO returned to his heavenly home on July 4, 2017 at the age of 68. Richard was born to parents Ray G. and Mildred E. Rose (nee Heafner) on March 14, 1949 in St. Louis, MO. He was the middle son of three boys. In 1971, he...
Roundup: Braves Rout the Nationals
Teheran leads Braves to 13-0 routJulio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to keep up his road dominance and added a career-high three RBIs, Nick Markakis and Johnan Camargo each had three hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 13-0...
Roundup: Braves Rout the Nationals
Teheran leads Braves to 13-0 routJulio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to keep up his road dominance and added a career-high three RBIs, Nick Markakis and Johnan Camargo each had three hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 13-0...
Shapiro, Lee Sadly
Shapiro, Lee Sadly, we mourn the death of Lee "Popie" Shapiro, 87, who died peacefully early in the morning of July 1st, 2017. Beloved wife of Harvey Shapiro (deceased) and daughter of Otto and Frances Schimmel. Popie is survived by sons Kenny (Mary)...
SLU Professor's First Novel Features Unknown Hemingway Work
H.K. Bush picked up his academic credentials in his home state at Indiana University and now teaches English at St. Louis University. Previously, he spent a few years teaching in Japan and has drawn on that experience to produce his first novel, "The...
South Syria Truce to Allay Jordan, Israel Fears about Iran
AMMAN, Jordan * A separate truce for southern Syria, brokered by the U.S. and Russia, is meant to help allay growing concern by neighboring Jordan and Israel about Iranian military ambitions in the area, including fears that Tehran plans to set up a...
Stars Align for "Albert Herring" at Union Avenue Opera
As they did last year for "Doubt," the stars have aligned once again for Union Avenue Opera's 2017 season, which opened Friday night.This time the opera is Benjamin Britten's hilarious "Albert Herring," the story of a shy, naive boy in a British village,...
State Election Officials Gather amid Uproar over Voter Data
CHICAGO * Illinois has joined 15 other states in refusing to provide detailed voter information to a White House commission investigating President Donald Trump's allegations of widespread voter fraud.The Illinois State Board of Elections sent a letter...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING6:30 a.m. Formula One: Austrian Grand Prix, CNBC11 a.m. IMSA Sportscars: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, FS12 p.m. NHRA: Route 66 Nationals, FS14:30 p.m. IndyCar: Iowa Corn 300, NBCSNBASEBALL12:10 p.m. Pirates at Cubs, TBS1:15 p.m. Cardinals...
Ticket Tracker
The Ambassadormetrotix.com* Monica, Dirty Muggs, DJ Kut, 8 p.m. July 29, $25-$50.---Chaifetz Arenathechaifetzarena.com* Lorde, 7 p.m. March 2, $49.50-$99.50.---Delmar Hallticketmaster.com* Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots Class of 2017 with Bailey Bryan,...
Tick Towns: Researchers Target Neighborhoods in Lyme Effort
RED HOOK, N.Y. * Maybe it will take a village to fight Lyme disease. Or a bunch of them.With a bumper crop of blacklegged ticks possible this season, researchers in a Lyme disease-plagued part of New York's Hudson Valley are tackling tick problems across...
Tillerson Slowly Embraces Traditional Diplomacy amid Crises
KIEV, Ukraine * Six months into a job he didn't seek or particularly want, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to be slowly embracing a more traditional approach to American diplomacy after early signs of resistance.While his plans for a potentially...
Truex Dominates at Kentucky
SPARTA, Ky. * Martin Truex Jr. was dominant throughout and had enough left on a final restart to win the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.Second in points entering the 400-mile event, Truex started second beside Kyle Busch and won...
Trump, Asian Allies Seek Counter to North Korean 'Menace'
HAMBURG, Germany * Wrapping up his second European tour, President Donald Trump searched for consensus with Asian allies Saturday on how to counter the "menace" of North Korea after its test-launching of an intercontinental ballistic missile."Something...
U.S. Ties Panama in Gold Cup Soccer Opener
NASHVILLE, Tenn. * For the first time ever, the United States failed to win its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener.Blame this disappointing result on an inability to protect a lead.Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game, but Miguel Camargo's goal gave Panama...
Vacation in Maine? Water, Woods, the Arts and Adventure
For me, summer vacation means spending time on a Maine pond where the sound of loons calling is about the most exciting thing that happens all day.But I do venture occasionally from my little paradise to experience other things the state has to offer,...
Veidt, Kathleen C. "Kate" (Nee Cox)
Veidt, Kathleen C. "Kate" (nee Cox), baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Kathleen was the beloved wife of John Veidt, her husband of 67 years; loving mother of Susan Veidt, Mary Beth (Tony) Hoffmann, David (Trisha...
Who's Due for an Emmy Nomination? Here Are Some We'd like to See Make the Cut
The Emmy nominations come out Thursday, and with almost every eligible performer on every show submitted for approval, there's no telling which the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will single out.Even if impossible to predict, though, it's easy...
Wimbledon Field Has Plenty of Big Names Left
LONDON * Four of the remaining 16 women at Wimbledon have played in a final at the All England Club. One of them is certain to be eliminated in the fourth round.Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguzura, who have won titles at other Grand Slam tournaments,...
World Briefs
Loss of internet costs Somalia $10 million a daySomalia's government says a widespread internet outage that began roughly two weeks ago is costing the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million each day and is a "major disaster." The post and telecommunications...
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