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Articles from September 24, 2017

20 Best Red Lipsticks
Bold red lips are an iconic look. St. Louis makeup artist Haley Hansen offered these important tips to consider when going for this style statement:1. Frame red lips with an even complexion. Use foundation or tinted moisturizer to even out imperfections.2....
22 Arrested Saturday in Galleria Protest, Protests Move to Clayton Then Target in Brentwood
RICHMOND HEIGHTS * Police arrested at least 22 people in a protest at the St. Louis Galleria on Saturday afternoon amid the continuing reaction to the acquittal Sept. 15 of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black drug suspect.On Saturday...
Amid All the Protests, Why Do Bob Romanik's Racist Radio Rants Go Unchallenged?
A man walking at night encounters a neighbor down on his knees under a lamppost. "What're you looking for?" he asks."My keys," the neighbor responds."Where did you lose them?""Over there," the neighbor says, pointing toward an unlit area."Then why are...
Anthony Rapp Embarks, Thrilled, on 'Star Trek: Discovery'
NEW YORK * The original "Star Trek" was born into a world of hurt. The United States was embroiled in a war that wouldn't end. The president was increasingly embattled. Americans were polarized.Now, a half-century later, "Star Trek: Discovery" lands...
A Perfect, 'Colorblind' Suburban World Interrupted in Ng's Novel
In her debut novel, "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng created a haunting portrait of the Lee family in 1970s Ohio, whose lives unravel after the death of their teen daughter. The Chinese-American father, the white mother and their children are...
At Hispanic Festival, Concerns and Relief Efforts for Victims of Puerto Rico, Mexico Disasters
ST. LOUIS * The red, white and blue Puerto Rican soccer jerseys dominated display space in Yessica Guzman and Joy Garcia's tent at the annual Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival in Soulard.Traffic was light late Saturday morning at their Mundo Souvenirs...
At Home: Asian, African Influences Fill St. Charles Home
To refer to Jacque Richmond as a homeowner might be a misnomer. The title of "home-docent" would be more accurate. Behind the exterior of her 1985 two-story St. Charles subdivision residence, Richmond displays an extensive collection of art and objects...
Auburn Bowls over Hapless Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. * Before Missouri's season kicked off three weeks ago, a 2-2 September seemed reasonable, if not necessary if Barry Odom's team expected to play in a bowl game. A 3-1 start, ambitious but hardly impossible, would put the Tigers halfway...
Author Events for the Week of Sept. 24
MONDAYChris Van Dusen * Picture book author discusses "Hattie and Hudson" at 6 p.m. at St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard. Free. 314-994-3300.TUESDAYDan Jones * Novelist discusses "The Templars" at 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books, 399...
Barton, David J. Passed Away Suddenly on September 19
Barton, David J. passed away suddenly on September 19, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 74. David is survived by his beloved wife Barbara (nee Gottschalk), his daughter Aimee Alton (Paul), son Richard Barton (Alexandra), and grandchildren Bennett...
BenFred: Signs of Progress Hard to Find in Mizzou Wipeout
COLUMBIA, Mo. * The botched handoff that broke quarterback Drew Lock's nose during a practice earlier this week turned out to be a bad omen for the Missouri football team.The self-inflicted damage was just beginning.Mizzou, like its quarterback after...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Sept. 17
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 17.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "A Column of Fire" * Ken Follett2. "The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye" * David Lagercrantz3. "The Romanov Ransom" * Cussler/Burcell4. "Enemy...
Cardinals Can't Overcome Worst Start of Lynn's Career
PITTSBURGH * Statistically, it was the worst of the 160 starts in Lance Lynn's big-league career. And the timing of it wasn't all that good either.The Cardinals' righthander failed to last the first inning Saturday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped...
Casey Leads by Two in Tour Championship
ATLANTA * Paul Casey had an easy time keeping it simple even as he was presented all the scenarios, projections and possibilities of winning $10 million for the FedEx Cup."They went in one ear and out the other," Casey said. "All I know is that none...
Chesterfield Translation Service Helps Missouri Companies Communicate Worldwide
Missouri businesses investing in world domination must grapple with the age-old Tower of Babel problem in a fast-paced digital age where expectations are high and mistakes in nuance can be disastrous.Susanne Evens' Chesterfield-based AAA Translation...
Community Events
SundayArt in the Park * 80 artists showcase their wares amid live music, tasty food and kids' activities in Francis Park in St. Louis Hills. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at Francis Park, Nottingham and Childress avenues, St. Louis Hills. artintheparkstl.comBlack...
DeWitt Q-&-A: Matheny Is 'Right Guy to Lead Us into the Future'
CINCINNATI * A short walk from Great American Ball Park is a modest brick office building that's part of a historic cluster in downtown Cincinnati and, for more than 30 years, has been Bill DeWitt Jr.'s office. From his window the Cardinals' chairman...
Editorial: St. Louis County Council Needs Its Own Counselor in Feud with Stenger
It's increasingly apparent that the St. Louis County Council needs its own legal representation independent of the counsel it currently shares with County Executive Steve Stenger. Counselor Peter Krane, who was appointed by Stenger, has put up far too...
Editorial: The Toughest Job in America? It May Be Right Here, and It's Open
The search for a new chief of the St. Louis Police Department got a lot harder last week and a lot more urgent. In the wake of the Sept. 15 acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of a drug suspect, many of the issues that...
Exhibit Allows Virtual 'Interviews' with Holocaust Survivors
NEW YORK * What was it like in a Nazi concentration camp? How did you survive? How has it affected your life since?Technology is allowing people to ask these questions and many more in virtual interviews with actual Holocaust survivors, preparing for...
Father John Misty Takes on the Big Questions in Peabody Show
"We're a good match tonight," Father John Misty told the audience midway through his performance at the Peabody Opera House Friday night.The crowd certainly seemed to think so. Only a couple songs into the two-hour show, pretty much everyone rose to...
Field Is Still Wide Open for NL MVP
Speculation on not only the potential playoff series but on the postseason awards has ramped up with just a week remaining in the regular season. And while most of the postseason positions in the National League largely are cut and dried, the race for...
Fighting for the Narrative: St. Louis Area Police Now Use Social Media as a Key Protest-Response Tool
When protests erupted in Ferguson in 2014, St. Louis area law enforcement struggled to keep pace with what quickly became one of the biggest political social media movements of the decade.According to Twitter, #Ferguson was the most used social activism...
Gant Ready to Start Sunday for Cardinals
PITTSBURGH * If Sunday is the biggest start of John Gant's career, the 25-year-old Cardinals righthander seems to be taking it in considerable stride.Gant, who was 6-5 in 18 starts at Class AAA Memphis after suffering a groin strain late in camp when...
Golf Roundup
Langer moves into leadBernhard Langer birdied the 18th hole at Pebble Beach to salvage an indifferent back nine and move one shot ahead of Kenny Perry after two rounds of the PURE Insurance Championship, putting the German star in position for his fifth...
'Hallelujah': Slain Nursing Student's Family Praises Verdict
SAVANNAH, Tenn. * It was a prayer circle 6 years in the making.Shortly after a man was convicted of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, her family and friends held hands, closed their eyes and thanked God for the guilty verdict.After...
Harris, Patricia Anne Patricia Anne Harris
Harris, Patricia Anne Patricia Anne Harris, 81, was born December 21, 1935, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Edward Stanley Sempek and Marian Eulalia Sempek (nee Williams), and died in Columbia, Missouri on September 20, 2017. She graduated from Omaha South High...
Healing Found with Book Club in New Orleans
New Orleans is a city of survivors who cope through ritual and tradition.Formally, this is performed through cultural work such as music, art, literature and dance, but it's also played out through alcohol and drugs. At times, the cure can prolong the...
Horrigan: St. Louis and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
What a terrible week for St. Louis. And here we're not just talking about street protests showing up on the nightly news all across America. We're talking about:* An interview in the Sept. 14 New York Times Style section with favorite local-boy-made-good...
Hot Keeper Helps Vianney Win First CYC Title since 1998
FENTON * Vianney senior goalkeeper Noah Hartenstein is a numbers guy who likes to play the percentages.He doesn't guess when it comes to penalty kicks. He's big on probabilities.That approach served him well on Saturday as Hartenstein made a pair of...
Huge Sea Turtles Slowly Coming Back from Brink of Extinction
WASHINGTON * Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they looked at nearly 60 regions across the globe. That's a big change from...
Husso Makes the Most of Time in Blues Camp
Ville Husso's work here is done .He backed up Jake Allen on Saturday night against Dallas, but barring an unexpected twist, his next stop is the American Hockey League. That means his search for a Finnish restaurant in St. Louis is now postponed to a...
In Pursuing Trade Case, Boeing Is Willing to Risk Defense Orders
Even in the sometimes illogical world of trade law, Boeing's complaint against Canada's Bombardier is quirky.Boeing is complaining about sales that haven't occurred yet, of a plane that doesn't compete with its own models. And yet experts say it has...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man killed by child playing with gun * A young child was playing with a gun when it went off and fatally shot a man about 2:50 p.m. Saturday in the 5400 block of Arlington Avenue, police said. The man, in his 20s, was shot in the neck...
L'Ecuyer, Dr. Jerry Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday
L'Ecuyer, Dr. JerryFortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born on June 17, 1931 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Concordia, Kansas, near Greenleaf, where he was reared. He attended St. Benedict's College...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 24
Anthem's change in policy will hinder access for patientsThe decision by Anthem to deny coverage for outpatient imaging procedures ("Anthem says no to imaging tests at hospitals," Sept. 14) performed at hospital facilities is potentially another blow...
Live Streamers Hit the Streets of St. Louis along with Protesters
Jon Ziegler says he doesn't care what label gets applied to him for recording the action as protesters take to the streets."Whether you call me a journalist, citizen journalist, a live streamer, any combination of those things, a dude with a phone, whatever...
Logano Sits on Pit Road as Penalty for Violation; Misses Practice Due to Failed Inspections
LOUDON, N.H. * Joey Logano was parked in NASCAR's penalty box.Logano was forced to strap in, put on his helmet and sit on pit road in the No. 22 Ford for the duration of a 50-minute Cup series practice Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR...
MacArthur Justice Center Sues St. Louis, Saying Arrests, Jailings of Protesters Unlawful
ST. LOUIS * A new lawsuit seeking class-action status says that St. Louis officials are improperly arresting, jailing and prosecuting protesters.The lawsuit, filed by the MacArthur Justice Center on behalf of St. Louis resident and tech executive Nick...
McClellan: Looking for Cultural Touchstones in Charlevoix, Mich
On a recent trip to Michigan, my wife and I stopped in the town of Charlevoix. I went into the Visitors Center and approached a woman at the counter."Richard Loeb's family used to have a summer home here. He's the Loeb in the Leopold and Loeb murder...
Messenger: Why St. Louis? as Protests Persist, City Must Answer for Its Racial Divide
Why St. Louis?The question comes from friends and family. It is asked by national reporters and newcomers.Why, twice in three years, has the St. Louis region been rocked by racial discord displayed on national television for all to see as protesters...
Mixed Message: Protester Goals Get Scattered in Broken Glass
ST. LOUIS * In the old game of tin can telephone, you tie a can on each end of a long string and pull it tight. Speak into one end. Somebody listens at the other.Words travel down the taut line.The primitive device has limitations, of course, but even...
Mizzou's Lock Plays with Broken Nose after Practice Mishap
COLUMBIA, MO. * Quarterback Drew Lock wore a protective shield on his facemask in Saturday's game against Auburn after suffering a broken nose Tuesday in practice, sources said before the game. Mizzou radio announcer Mike Kelly later confirmed the Post-Dispatch's...
MLB Notebook: 'Mr. Marlin' Conine out in Marlins Purge
Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter's investment group.Conine said Saturday he was told he won't be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World...
MLB Roundup: Brewers Rally Past Cubs in 10 Innings
Travis Shaw hit a game-winning two-run homer with one out in the 10th off All-Star closer Wade Davis, giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 win over the visiting Chicago Cubs Saturday afternoon.The Brewers had lost the first two games of the series in extra...
Motors Roundup
Reddick wins Xfinity raceTyler Reddick crashed the opener of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs on Saturday at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., by running away with his first career victory.The 21-year-old driver led 66 laps, including the final 39,...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyManufacturing slump cuts GDP growth in St. Louis * A slump in manufacturing reduced metro St. Louis' GDP growth last year to the slowest rate since 2011.The Commerce Department...
Musical McCall Family Will Play and Dance Together
By any measure, the McCall family of West County is remarkable.The parents, Anna Lackschewitz and Alvin McCall, are professional musicians: Lackschewitz is a freelance violist and faculty member at Webster University; McCall is a longtime member of the...
Myles, Gladys Hecker Age 101
Myles, Gladys Hecker age 101, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 14, 2017, with her children near. Beloved wife of the late James Myles; loving mother of Marjorie Myles Ivey and James Hecker Myles (Andrea); dear grandmother of Stephanie...
Nation Briefs: Expansion Work Closes Busiest US-Mexico Border Crossing
Busiest U.S. border crossing is closed for constructionDetoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound...
Nation Briefs: Paratrooper Becomes 1st French Casualty in Anti-IS Coalition
Aid arriving in Puerto Rico; pressure eases on damLarge amounts of federal aid began moving into Puerto Rico on Saturday, welcomed by local officials who praised the response by President Donald Trump's administration but called for the emergency loosening...
Nation's Top Writers Tell 'Stories of Divided Nation'
John Freeman has a simple thesis, and he has a roster of talented writers to back him up."America is broken," he writes in the introduction to "Tales of Two Americas," a collection of essays, short stories and poems. "You don't need a fistful of statistics...
Never Wake a Woman in 'Sleeping Beauties'
Forgive the women who may welcome insomnia a time or two after reading "Sleeping Beauties."A horror novel about all the women of the world falling asleep, only to be enshrouded in a cocoon of sorts, can make even the soundest snoozer reach for a Jolt...
New Earthquake, Magnitude 6.1, Shakes Jittery Mexico
MEXICO CITY * A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least two people, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed...
NFL Notes: Caldwell Has Extension as Lions Coach
Jim Caldwell was coy, just days ago, when asked about whether he had signed a contract extension with the Detroit Lions.Turns out, he had.The Detroit Lions confirmed Saturday they signed their coach to a multiyear deal months ago.Caldwell has a 29-21...
NFL Week 3: Game-by-Game Previews
ATLANTA (2-0) at DETROIT (2-0)Time * Noon, KTVI-2Fast facts * Falcons and Lions are two of NFC's four undefeated teams. ... Atlanta QB Matt Ryan has league's longest active streak with TD pass in 21 straight games. ... Atlanta RB Devonta Freeman had...
No. 16 TCU Roars Past No. 6 Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. * Texas Christian University felt ignored heading into its matchup with high-powered Oklahoma State. The Horned Frogs can't be overlooked anymore.Darius Anderson ran for 160 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 16 TCU upset the sixth-ranked...
North Carolina State Upends Florida State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. * North Carolina State finally has a marquee victory in Dave Doeren's fifth year as coach.The Wolfpack broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked teams Saturday, defeating No. 12 Florida State 27-21. It is Doeren's first victory in nine...
Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance Fights over Sandy Rage On
NEW YORK * The destructive floodwater of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts. And many victims of this year's storms in Texas, Florida and elsewhere should brace themselves for...
OB-GYN Shortage Means New Face Probably Will Deliver Your Baby
Katy Wand, 29, is in the last year of her medical residency at St. Louis University as an obstetrician-gynecologist. She and her husband, a truck driver, have a 7-month-old baby.Wanting to return to her hometown of Quincy, Ill., Wand considered offers...
Opera Theatre's Timothy O'Leary Headed to Washington National Opera
Opera Theatre of St. Louis general director Timothy O'Leary has accepted the position of general director at Washington National Opera in Washington, D.C.O'Leary, 42, who became OTSL's executive director in January 2008, will start at the WNO on July...
Ortiz: Faith and Family Steer Cardinals Rookie Alcantara
Sandy Alcantara had cried himself to sleep on a nightly basis for almost three months, and he was tired of it. He was lonely, homesick and desperate to move back in with his parents.Although the Cardinals' hard-throwing rookie righthander was only 11...
People
First lady, Prince Harry kick off the Invictus Games in TorontoU.S. first lady Melania Trump encouraged on Saturday the American team participating in an Olympic-style competition for wounded service members and veterans to take their "fighting spirit"...
Pets of the Week: A Bunny, a Pointer-Hound Mix and a Schnauzer Mix Puppy
Pixie is an adorable 6-month-old Holland lop bunny with a soft, white and black coat and distinctive, large ears that flop to either side of her head. Rabbits are great indoor pets and are happier when they can be a part of their family as they bond...
Prospects for Air Traffic Control Privatization Appear Slim
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump has made airlines' longtime goal of privatizing air traffic control a key part of his agenda to boost America's infrastructure. But his prospects for closing the deal with Congress appear slim.A House bill that would...
Roundup: Lindenwood Pulls off 45-11 Upset Win at Pittsburg State
Lindenwood pulls off 45-11 upset win at Pittsburg StateA balanced attack and turnover-free football were the keys to one of the bigger wins in recent Lindenwood history Saturday, when the Lions traveled to Pittsburg, Kan., and pulled off a 45-11 upset...
Ruben Navarrette: Are McConnell and Ryan Tired of Winning?
SAN DIEGO * Don't cry for Mitch & Paul. The truth is they never served you.These Republican swamp dwellers only serve their own interests, which they've hitched to the wagon of the Washington establishment. To join this club, members of both parties...
Russia's Important Leader, Gorbachev, That Is
Russian politics, domestic and foreign, are major items in today's news, and the issue of leadership naturally arises.How did Putin rise to the top, and whom did he push aside? Between Stalin and Putin there were several chiefs, but probably the most...
Scoreless Blues Settle a Score in Loss to Stars
The Blues settled a score but couldn't score a goal in a 4-0 loss to Dallas in a preseason game on Saturday night at Scottrade Center.Twelve seconds into the game, Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo fought Dallas' Antoine Roussel, whose uncalled slash...
Scotland: Land of Fairies, Glens, Rocks, Castles and Impossibly Nice People
Helmsdale, Scotland * In Scotland, I was treated like royalty.Literally.After all, how many people besides royalty, real and ersatz (i.e. celebrities) can claim to have a hotel and a restaurant throw open their doors to accommodate you and only you?OK,...
'Shooting Lincoln': How Photographers Raced to Document a President's Death
The invention of the daguerreotype by Louis Daguerre in the 1830s revolutionized and democratized how people remembered their loved ones and became acquainted with the faces of public figures.During the Civil War, photography transformed how combat...
Sound Off
CARDS HAVE NO INCENTIVE TO SPENDI agree with the Jose de Jesus Ortiz column in the Sept. 20 Post-Dispatch. Suppose I owned a candy store and the products I sold were only half as good as my competitors across the street or down the block? If I charged...
#Stlstuff: Playboy Club Ashtray, Keychain, and Mugs Bring Memories of Bunny Dips, Floppy Ears, and Class
The silver key with the Playboy bunny logo on it and the orange ashtray with a Playboy bunny holding a key sits on the bar in Marge Kage's south St. Louis basement, bringing back memories of when she and her late husband, Rich, used to visit the Playboy...
Superbug's Spread to Vietnam Threatens Malaria Control
HANOI, Vietnam * Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country from western Cambodia, scientists said Thursday.In their letter published...
Talking to Kids about the Stockley Verdict and Protests
When I want to approach a complicated topic with my children, I've found it's best to start with a question.When I picked up my daughter up from high school on Sept. 15, I asked what she had heard about the Jason Stockley verdict. That was the day Stockley,...
The Muny at 100: Tempers Erupt, Tastes Evolve in Theater's Second Decade
In its second decade, 1929-1938, the Muny acquired a glamorous panache that Mayor Henry Kiel couldn't have imagined when he led the campaign for a musical theater in Forest Park.Give credit where it's due: to the Shuberts.The famed family of Broadway...
This St. Louis Man's Home Is a Shrine to Stag Beer
Rob Girardier's knows the moment when his Stag beer collection went from a hobby to an obsession. "I think it was the garage door that did it," Girardier said, sitting in his Lindenwood Park home that's become a shrine to the drink Girardier calls the...
Thousands Attend Beatification Mass for American Priest
OKARCHE, Okla. * Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance.But the unusual destination of this 2,000-mile trek from Central America to a farmhouse outside...
Through Small-Scale Test Runs in Illinois, Ameren Experiments with Self-Sufficient Microgrid
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. * When Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast in 2012, Princeton University was among the few oases spared from the power outages that blanketed the region.It wasn't a result of luck amid the crippling storm. It was technology that enabled...
Ticket Tracker
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.---Delmar Hallticketmaster.com*...
Top 25 Roundup: Penn State Wins with TD on Last Play of Game
Last-play TD lifts Penn State;Michigan rallies past PurdueJuwan Johnson caught a 7-yard TD pass as time expired as No. 4 Penn State rallied to stun Iowa 21-19 Saturday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Saquon Barkley had 211 yards rushing and...
Trump Aims to Achieve Congressional Balancing Act on Taxes
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump says he wants Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan, but negotiators must deal with the reality that any handouts to Democrats could quickly turn into turnoffs for the GOP.The White...
Trump Turns Sports into a Political Battleground with Comments on NFL, Curry
SOMERSET, N.J. * President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought condemnation Saturday from league executives...
US Flies Mission North of DMZ, Sends Message to North Korea
United Nations * North Korea's foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's insult calling leader Kim Jong Un "rocket man" made "our rocket's visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more."Ri Yong Ho called...
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