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Articles from May 5, 2017

45 Years Later, Daryl Hall and John Oates Are Still Together and Drawing Crowds
Even with all the success achieved over the years by the duo of Daryl Hall and John Oates the awards, the accolades, the parade of nearly three dozen Top 40 hits, sales of approximately 40 million records and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of...
8 in Brazil Sentenced for Planning Attack Ahead of Rio 2016
8 sentenced to jail in Olympic attack plotA judge in Brazil on Thursday sentenced eight men for planning an attack leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, marking the first time that a much debated anti-terrorism law formed the basis of a case in Latin...
AmeriCorps Programs Help Our Community
I was born and raised in north St. Louis in the midst of crime, poverty and violence, and I attended failing schools all throughout my life. Of all the wrong paths I could have taken and saw my childhood friends take, the encouragement of my family and...
As Missouri and Mississippi Rise, West Alton Area Residents Again Urged to Evacuate
WEST ALTON * With the Mississippi and Missouri rivers continuing to rise, local officials Thursday afternoon urged area residents east of Highway 67 who plan to evacuate "to do so now!!"That warning was included in an update posted on the Rivers Pointe...
Blue Notes: Edmundson Likely to Join Power Play
Defenseman Joel Edmundson is an unlikely candidate to end up on the Blues' power play, but he's also an unlikely guy to be tied for the team's postseason lead in goals, so maybe there's something there.Edmundson, who played all of 2 minutes, 28 seconds...
Blues Lead Nashville in Television Ratings
The Blues head into Game 5 of their second-round NHL playoff series against Nashville trailing significantly on the ice, but winning in the television ratings game.The Predators have won three of the four games and are on the verge of eliminating the...
Business Digest
Ameren profit dips on mild weather * Ameren Corp.'s earnings fell slightly in the first quarter despite growing revenue at the St. Louis-based owner of utilities in Missouri and Illinois.Ameren reported net income of $102 million, or 42 cents per share,...
Calorie Counts Still Come to Some Menus, despite Rule Delay
NEW YORK * Calorie counts are popping up on some restaurant menus and for prepared foods at supermarkets, whether you want to see them or not.A federal regulation requiring food sellers to post the nutrition numbers by Friday was postponed again this...
Cardinals Notes: Piscotty Had Moved Up to No. 2 Spot
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made some lineup switches before Thursday's Cardinals-Milwaukee Brewers game at scarcely populated Busch Stadium. But those paled to the changes he had to make in-game.Right fielder Stephen Piscotty suffered a right hamstring...
Cardinals Suffer a Costly Defeat to Brewers
The Cardinals had prided themselves on having perhaps the best defensive outfield in the National League. And then, in the space of two innings Thursday night, they lost two-thirds of it to injuries, which could cause both right fielder Stephen Piscotty...
Cherokee Street Cinco De Mayo Celebrates Neighborhood's Culture
Hacienda Mexican RestaurantCelebrate on the patio at Hacienda with cold drinks, food and a DJ starting at 2 p.m. Live music by Super Majik Robots at 5 p.m., followed by a DJ. The restaurant has been in business there since 1977, in a home that dates...
Cinco De Mayo Met with More Ambivalence in Age of Trump
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. * For years, Yazmin Irazoqui Ruiz saw Cinco de Mayo as a reason to eat tacos and listen to Mexican music on the fifth day of May.The Mexican-born medical student, 25, left Mexico for the U.S. as a child and celebrates the day to honor...
Cleanup Begins along Meramec as Floodwater Recedes, but Sandbags Remain with New Crests Coming
First Baptist Church of Arnold2012 Missouri State Road, ArnoldManchester United Methodist129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester(Humane Society Mobile Animal Shelter on site)Tri-County Senior Center800 West Union Street, Pacific(Humane Society of Missouri and...
Digest
ST. LOUIS > Archdiocese to close two more schools *Two more Catholic schools will close in the St. Louis area, bringing the total of Catholic school closures announced this school year to five.St. Louis the King School at the Cathedral and St. Angela...
Editorial: Border Wall Smoke-and-Mirror Deceptions
Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, went a little crazy Tuesday at the White House. He showed off a photo display of steel-barrier construction and launched into a frenzied attempt to describe how President Donald Trump is...
Editorial: With MetroLink Security in Question, Policing Solution Takes on New Urgency
When St. Louis County stripped authority from MetroLink security officers to issue tickets and perform policing duties more than a year ago, it created a potential legal nightmare subjecting thousands of citations to challenge and reversal. At the same...
Eyesore Hotel Coming Down in Bridgeton
BRIDGETON * A vacant hotel near St. Louis Lambert International Airport that residents have complained about for years is finally coming down.Demolition is underway on the former STL Hotel at Lindbergh Boulevard and Natural Bridge Road, removing an eyesore...
Fishing Report for 5/4/17
Baldwin: Bass good using crankbaits; blue catfish good using cutbait; bluegill good using meal worms; crappie and smallmouth bass slow.Busch Area: Lake 33: Water is 62 degrees, high and muddy. Catfish slow using blood baits, doughbaits or livers; black...
Friday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING12:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: Sparks Energy 300, final practice, FS11:30 p.m. NASCAR: GEICO 500, practice, FS13:30 p.m. NASCAR: GEICO 500, final practice, FS15 p.m. ARCA: at Talladega, FS17 p.m. NHRA: NHRA Southern Nationals, qualifying, FS1BASEBALL1:20...
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Is Guaranteed Fun
Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), aka Star-Lord, may not always get along with the band of scalawags whose company he keeps, but together they're virtually unbeatable. It doesn't hurt that he has a thing for the green-hued Gamora (Zoe Saldana), who claims not...
Hacking Arrest, Fake News in Tense French Presidential Race
ALBI, France * Allegations of fake news and hacking attempts dominated France's tense presidential campaign on Thursday, with just two days left for independent Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen to win over voters before this weekend's...
Hinck, Emily Jane (Nee Rund)
Hinck, Emily Jane (nee Rund), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2017. Born October 13, 1932 as the beloved daughter of the late Dr. Emmet and Emily Rund. Loving wife of John (Jack) M. Hinck, who...
If You Have a Minor Health Problem, Don't Expect Anthem to Pay for Your ER Visit
Anthem Inc. says it will begin enforcing a policy in Missouri of refusing payment for certain visits to emergency rooms.Starting this summer, if a Missourian with Anthem insurance shows up at an emergency room with a minor ailment such as a common cold...
Iraq, US in Talks to Keep American Troop Presence after IS
BAGHDAD * Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in talks with the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the fight against Islamic State in the country is concluded, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.Both officials underlined that...
It's a Rare Down Year for Mizzou Softball
COLUMBIA, MO. * Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine hasn't been through a season like this in his 11 years in Columbia, but he doesn't need a thorough examination to diagnose the Tigers' problems.Down to their final regular-season series, the Tigers...
It's 'Do or Die' for Blues in Game 5
On the eve of the Blues' playoff elimination game against Nashville, there were no motivational quotes posted in the locker room, only drills drawn up on the dry-erase board hanging on the glass at practice.The focus was on hockey, not psyche."It's business...
Joyful House Republicans Vote to Repeal Reviled 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON * House Republicans journeyed to the White House on Thursday for a health care victory lap in the Rose Garden, but Senate Republicans were in no mood for celebration.Instead, they sent an unmistakable message: When it comes to health care,...
Lafayette Square Project on Praxair Site Dead as Pulte Exits Market
A proposal to build over 60 town homes on a vacant industrial site in Lafayette Square is dead after Pulte Group announced it would leave the St. Louis market.The Atlanta-based homebuilder said it will finish building out its remaining projects. But...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > U.S. marshal impersonator gets 3-year term * A man from Union was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for pretending to be a deputy U.S. marshal and was ordered to repay victims of the ruse $91,000.In the brief sentencing hearing...
Letters to the Editor, May 5
Editorial on Meramec flooding, Valley Park levee is uninformedOnce again the Post-Dispatch has an uninformed opinion and was outdone by local TV media. The editorial "Inundation, inspiration, recrimination" (May 3), again blaming the Valley Park levee...
Limited-Access Club Planned for Southwest Terminal
A limited-access club not tied to a particular airline could open in St. Louis Lambert International Airport's east terminal as soon as November.The city Airport Commission voted Wednesday to endorse Airport Terminal Services' bid to operate the so-called...
Little Rust for Johnson in Return from Injury
WILMINGTON, N.C. * Six weeks away from competition didn't keep Dustin Johnson from extending one streak Thursday, with hopes of adding to another.Johnson showed more game than rust at the Wells Fargo Championship, where he missed only two greens but...
Media Views: Costas Enters Final Phase before Major Career Transition
Bob Costas is nearing the finish line of the central stage of his unparalleled broadcasting career. Appropriately enough, the final chapter begins to unfold Saturday on NBC at horse racing's most famous track and with the most-famed race.Costas announced...
Messenger: Water-Logged Nation Supports Better Flood Policies. So Why Don't We Have Them?
Time stands still on Weber Hill.That was the sentiment Emilie Hayes posted to Twitter on Tuesday as she stood on high ground looking down at her flooded Sunset Hills home. For the second time in 16 months, the house on Weber Hill Road where she and her...
Missouri Lawmakers Sign off on Key Pieces of $27.8 Billion Budget
JEFFERSON CITY * Striking a last-minute deal to spare cuts to nearly 8,000 elderly and disabled residents, the Missouri Senate sent the final pieces of a $27.8 billion budget to Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday.Capping months of talks, the action came...
MLB Notes: Fan Struck in Head with Flying Bat at Petco Park
A woman sitting two rows behind the Colorado Rockies' dugout was struck in the head by a bat that flew out of the hands of Hector Sanchez of the San Diego Padres on Thursday, delaying the game for 13 minutes.The woman and her husband, who was also hit...
MLB Roundup: Galvis' Error Gives Cubs Win over Phillies
Galvis' error gives Cubs win over PhilsAlbert Almora Jr. doubled leading off the 13th inning and scored on a throwing error by shortstop Freddy Galvis, giving the host Chicago Cubs a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.Kris Bryant had...
NBA Notebook
Spurs suffer a big blow with loss of ParkerOne of coach Gregg Popovich's top priorities in the final weeks of the regular season was making sure the San Antonio Spurs got veteran point guard Tony Parker healthy and in rhythm for the playoff push.More...
NBA Roundup: Wizards Down Celtics in Rough Game
John Wall scored 24 points, Isaiah Thomas was held to 13 and the host Washington Wizards jumped out to a hot start and rode it to a 116-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in a technical foul-filled Game 3 on Thursday night to cut their series deficit...
New St. Louis Minimum Wage Goes into Effect Friday
ST. LOUIS * The city's new minimum wage of $10 per hour for most jobs will take effect Friday, Mayor Lyda Krewson's office announced.The ordinance for the new wage which is well above the minimum of $7.70 in the rest of Missouri and $8.25 in neighboring...
NHL Roundup: Rangers Top Senators, Even Series at 2-2
Oscar Lindberg scored two goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves and the host New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.Chris Kreider and Nick Holden also scored...
Nicklaus: Wall Street Is Cool to Idea of Ultra-Long Treasury Bonds
Many homeowners think it makes intuitive sense to lock in today's low interest rates for as long as they can. A few corporations also have obtained very-long-term financing, with Norfolk Southern issuing a 100-year bond in 2010.Why shouldn't Uncle Sam...
'Norman' Is a Compelling New York Story
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) describes himself as a businessman and is always prepared to hand you his card. But he doesn't seem to transact business in an office, and if he has any employees they must all be on vacation.Walking the streets of New...
Notebook: Belleville West in Control of SWC Race; Eureka Battles High Water
There was no screaming or shouting from the coaches.There wasn't even a team meeting.It was just a normal group conversation after the Belleville West baseball team dropped a Saturday doubleheader to Triad and Salem in early April."We challenged the...
Not Limited to Country, the Mavericks Push the Genre's Boundaries
The Mavericks have never had a problem living up to their name.For the most part, that tendency to go against the grain has been musical. Though nominally a country band, the veteran quartet vocalist-guitarist Raul Malo, guitarist Eddie Perez, drummer...
Ortiz: Don't Doubt These Blues
If we've learned anything this NHL season, it's that we shouldn't doubt Tom Stillman's Blues. Just when you're ready to throw in the towel on them, they'll make a liar out of you.I speak from experience.The character and leadership that the Blues have...
Owner: Site of Pulse Nightclub Massacre 'Now Sacred Ground'
ORLANDO, Fla. * The Florida gay nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history will become a memorial and museum to comfort the bereaved now and educate future generations about the importance of tolerance, the club's owner...
People; Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, Co-Hosts of 'Morning Joe,' Are Engaged
Love brews at 'Morning Joe'Viewers now can get a steaming shot of romance with their cup of "Morning Joe," as co-hosts of the MSNBC morning show Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have confirmed their engagement.In an interview with Vanity Fair, the...
Pletcher Has Three Horses in Bid for Second Derby Win
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * If it's May, Todd Pletcher must be at Churchill Downs preparing a horse or several for the Kentucky Derby.Just once since he first took a crack at America's greatest race in 2000 has the trainer missed the Derby. Pletcher saddles...
Protesters Line Up in NYC, Hoping for Chance to Boo Trump
Trump heads home for first time since Jan. 19Donald Trump turned his first trip home as president into a victory lap on Thursday, returning to the city that has largely opposed him while celebrating House passage of legislation undoing much of his predecessor's...
Q&A: Michelle Wolf Balances Writing for Trevor Noah with Upcoming HBO Special
Comedian Michelle Wolf, a writer for "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah," is about to make her biggest splash yet: with her own one-hour stand-up special on HBO. She also has several nights booked at Helium Comedy Club as part of her national tour.* What's...
Railroad Tracks Divide the Wet from the Dry in Pacific
PACIFIC * The difference between wet and dry in this Franklin County town usually depends on which side of the railroad tracks you live on.Diane and Joseph McCormick, both 50, have lived on the wet side since they moved here from Florida in June.Many...
Rifles, Regionalism, Reorganizing Are among Interim St. Louis Chief's Goals
ST. LOUIS * Lt. Col. Lawrence O'Toole opened his first remarks as interim police chief to police union members by laying three rifles on a table."We're moving on this," he recalls telling St. Louis Police Officers' Association members of his plan to...
Robberson: Trump's Search for a Useful Demon of Distraction
President Donald Trump's justification for the border wall is morphing before our very eyes. Back when he was a candidate, he promised a border wall to keep Mexican immigrants out, which is strange since Mexicans reportedly no longer comprise the majority...
Schnucks Names Peacock New President and Chief Operating Officer
Dave Peacock, the former Anheuser-Busch president who helped lead failed local efforts to build a football stadium and later a soccer stadium, was named president and chief operating officer of Schnuck Markets Inc., the Maryland Heights-based grocer,...
Senate Sends $1.1T Spending Bill to Trump
WASHINGTON * The Senate has delivered to President Donald Trump the first significant legislation of his presidency, a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government running through September putting off, for now, battles over...
Series Preview: Cardinals at Braves
SCOUTING REPORT * The Cardinals will head southeast for a road trip to Atlanta and Miami, which begins with three games against the Braves. The Cardinals continue to hover around .500 after their series with the Milwaukee Brewers and after rebounding...
SLU Adds Butler to Men's Basketball Schedule
The rebuilding process at St. Louis University has led to a massive roster turnover under coach Travis Ford. However, the new look next season also will include a revamped schedule.SLU announced Thursday that it will play a home-and-home series against...
Slum Pope/billionaire: Francis to Meet with President Trump
VATICAN CITY * When Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump at the Vatican at the end of this month, the world will be watching how the Argentine "slum pope" interacts with the brash New York billionaire-turned-president.On many issues and priorities,...
Sports Digest: Hart Will Go into Cardinals' Ring of Honor
Quarterback Jim Hart, who played 18 seasons with the Cardinals in St. Louis, will be inducted into the Arizona Cardinals' Ring of Honor, the team announced Thursday. He will be honored at halftime of a home game this coming season, with the game to be...
St. Louis Area Would Gain 190 Assisted Living Beds If Three Projects Are Approved
Developers are seeking approval to build separate assisted living facilities in the St. Louis area, representing a total investment of $25.2 million, according to three applications submitted this week to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior...
Top-Ranked Ko Advances in Match Play Opener
Top-ranked Ko advances in match play openerLydia Ko beat home favorite Ana Menendez, and the Jutanugarn sisters set up a second-round showdown in the Lorena Ochoa Match Play tournament in Mexico City.The top-ranked Ko edged Menendez 3 and 2 on Thursday...
To Watch a Show or Not to Watch? Readers Debate
TV critic Gail Pennington answers readers' questions at 1 p.m. Thursdays at stltoday.com/chats. Here are excerpts from a recent chat.Is it just me, or does "Last Man on Earth" seem to have gotten too serious and unfunny? Its weird scheduling and Sunday...
Trump Limits IRS Action over Church Political Activity
WASHINGTON * Declaring he was giving churches their "voices back," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations a move that fell far short of a more sweeping...
US Judge Won't Let El Chapo out of Solitary Confinement
NEW YORK * Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman needs to stay in solitary confinement at a New York City lockup to keep him from trying to control his drug-trafficking empire from behind bars, a judge ruled Thursday.In a written...
Ways to Help Flood Victims Grow as Water Recedes
EUREKA * Elizabeth Arway, owner of Creative Entourage, has designed a line of T-shirts and tank tops her company is selling to raise funds for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's efforts in Eureka, Valley Park and Pacific."I've been very inspired seeing...
Westbound I-44 Back in Business
ST. LOUIS * Area highways began to reopen Thursday almost as quickly as they were closed by flooding earlier in the week.Westbound Interstate 44 was back in business Thursday afternoon, just in time for rush hour, and the eastbound lanes opened about...
'Wonder Woman' Director Finds Herself in Rare Summer Role
Director Patty Jenkins first expressed interest in making a "Wonder Woman" movie more than 10 years ago. She'd just made "Monster," which won Charlize Theron an Oscar, and was doing the rounds at various studios talking about what she'd like to do next....
Zumwalt West Outlasts Burroughs in Overtime Thriller
LADUE * To hear Gerard Gonthier talk about it, you would think it was a game of regular polo rather than the aquatic kind."The guys decided in that second quarter to kind of put the stirrups on and get serious about riding the horse," the Fort Zumwalt...
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