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Articles from March 10, 2013

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De Smet is headed back to the state semifinals for the first time since 2002 after beating Jackson 81-48 in a Class 5 quarterfinal game at Lindenwood University."It's the best feeling in the world," De Smet guard Jimmy Barton said. "It was a huge letdown...
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ST. CHARLES Brad Woodson received the text messages all week from his former Vianney basketball teammates, the same message repeating over and over again on his cell phone.Get to Columbia.One year after the Golden Griffins came up short in a Class 5 quarterfinal...
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COTTLEVILLE With unbeaten juggernaut Incarnate Word standing between her team and a trip to the final four, Kirksville girls basketball coach Sara Williams could only hope the Red Knights would -- for once -- struggle a bit."Anybody can have an off-day,"...
6 Spring Fashion Trends Designed to Brighten the Season
It's time to stock up on spring trends and get excited that one day soon we won't have four layers of winter clothing between our skin and the sun. And we're very, very lucky that our spring shopping list has a host of items worth waiting for. Just please, please...
A Corridor of History, from Chicago to LaSalle
Barges no longer ply the waters of the old Illinois and Michigan Canal; they haven't for nearly a century. So today, the venerable 96- mile ditch which stretches diagonally across Illinois from Lake Michigan at Chicago to the Illinois River at LaSalle...
A Look Back: Drums, Cannon Salute Make St. Louis an American City in 1804
ST. LOUIS The Spanish soldiers had been confined to barracks, lest they be drunk for the transfer ceremony. They stood in reasonably smart formation outside the colonial government house, at First and Walnut streets.Sgt. Juan Robayna shouted, "Shoulder...
AP Enterprise: Nixon Wished for Total Handgun Ban
WASHINGTON Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of Saturday night specials, contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners...
Bernie: Billikens' Run Is a Tribute to Majerus
The game had been won, with St. Louis U. all but forming layup lines in a virtuoso second half to put LaSalle away by 24 points. This sweet, sentimental victory secured the regular-season title in the Atlantic 10 Conference, making champions of them...
Best-Selling Books for Week That Ended March 3
These are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended March 3.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Alex Cross, Run" James Patterson2. "Calculated in Death" J.D. Robb3. "The Storyteller" Jodi Picoult4. "A Week in Winter" Maeve Binchy5. "Gone...
BLUES Head Here
SAN JOSE, Calif. When his club was blitzed with a rash of injuries at forward, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock insisted that Vladimir Sobotka could help fill the void offensively.With Sobotka accounting for just 16 goals in 161 games with the organization...
Burwell: Have Shockers Finally Broken MVC Jinx?
All weekend long, most of the good folks at the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament have graciously tried to deny the existence of the one sadly obvious and inconvenient truth that has put a little damper on their Arch Madness hoop party.Even...
Burwell: Shockers Want to Spoil Creighton's Party
All weekend long, most of the good folks at the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournament have graciously tried to deny the existence of the one sadly obvious and inconvenient truth that has put a little damper on their Arch Madness hoop party.Even...
Cardinals Set Tuesday as Start Date for Conclave (Copy)
VATICAN CITY The preliminaries over, Roman Catholic cardinals are ready to get down to the real business of choosing a pope. And even without a front-runner, there are indications they will go into the conclave Tuesday with a good idea of their top...
Catholic Newspaper Draws Rebuke from Bishop
KANSAS CITY A newspaper known for unflinching coverage of the Roman Catholic church's sex abuse scandal was rebuked by a bishop in its own backyard after calling for his ouster in a battle that illustrates tension between U.S. bishops and groups that...
Charles "Bud" Hodgson; His Firm Never Became a Household Word but Some of Its Consumer Advertising Did
"Bud" Hodgson, who died last week at age 93, co-founded what would become the largest independently-owned advertising firm in St. Louis.Batz-Hodgson-Neuwoehner was the official name. That was a mouthful so the firm called itself "BHN" and tried to keep...
College Basketball Roundup
Baylor stops KU; Duke trips CarolinaPierre Jackson scored 28 points and had 10 assists as Baylor (18- 13, 9-9 Big 12) beat Kansas 81-58 as the fourth-ranked Jayhawks (26- 5, 14-4) finished tied with rival Kansas State atop the Big 12 regular-season standings....
Container Gardening Is Perfect for Small Spaces
Q I don't have a lot of green space to plant a garden but would still like to grow some flowers and herbs. How can I make a container garden?A For people in small apartments or tight spaces, having a garden may not seem like an attainable reality....
Contenders for the Papacy
The Roman Catholic church's 115 cardinal-electors will gather in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel beginning Tuesday to elect the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics in a secret conclave. A list of those considered top contenders by Religion...
Creighton's McDermott Lights Up Indiana State
Indiana State smothered Creighton star Doug McDermott back on Feb. 6, holding him to just eight points.The Sycamores shut him out during the second of half of their 19- point victory. They limited him to just one shot during the last 20 minutes of the...
Critical System of Locks and Dams Is Aging, but There's Little Money for Repairs
ST. LOUIS On a sunny Thursday morning in February, with the downtown St. Louis skyline in the background, a 74-foot-tall rectangle of steel hung over a narrow canal. A crane strong enough to hold 400 tons lowered the steel inches at a time into the...
Digest
Civil rights lawyer is choice for Labor postPresident Barack Obama plans to nominate Thomas E. Perez, assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights, to be the next secretary of labor, according to two people in the administration familiar with the...
Drivers Eager to Really Test New Gen-6 Car
LAS VEGAS A daylong rainstorm kept NASCAR's teams mostly confined to their garages Friday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.Several drivers felt the rain also was the only thing protecting the track's speed record from the new Gen-6 race car.Although...
Drums, Cannon Salute Make St. Louis an American City in 1804
ST. LOUIS The Spanish soldiers had been confined to barracks, lest they be drunk for the transfer ceremony. They stood in reasonably smart formation outside the colonial government house, at First and Walnut streets.Sgt. Juan Robayna shouted, "Shoulder...
Editorial: Early Childhood Education Must Be Missouri's Future
Missouri's Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro calls an effort to expand early childhood education in the state "the most important piece of legislation this year, or any other year."Her counterpart in the federal government, Secretary of Education Arne...
Educational Systems That Actually Educate (and Entertain)
In recent years, "educational" DVDs, flash cards and worksheets have generated a lot of controversy do they work or are they doing more harm than good? The answer is all about communication. If you park your child in front of a computer screen or leave...
Ensuring That Public Business Is Accessible to the Public
In a democracy by the people and for the people, it might seem a given that public officials would conduct public business openly for the world to see.But the spirit of an open government can clash with private agendas or sometimes outright chicanery...
Family Events
Family Sundays: Art of the Ancient World Explore the museum's collection of objects from Ancient Rome and take part in art-making activities based on the countries and cultures that made up the Roman Empire. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays in March at St. Louis...
Filipino Sultan's Quest Sparks Crisis in Malaysia
MANILA, Philippines Unlike many other Muslim royalties basking in grand palaces and opulent lifestyles, Sultan Jamalul Kiram III's kingdom sits in a run-down two-story house in a poor Islamic area of Manila, the only hint of power and glory is the title...
Gass' Last Novel Won't Be Last Book
William H. Gass may identify with "younger writers." But at 88, he's firm that he's written his last novel. "No more novels. I can't live forever," he says, laughing. "Old as I am now, I only plan to write novellas at best, or short stories."Last novel...
Good Drainage, Organic Content Are Needed for Holly Trees
Q We have a problem in our courtyard. We have two holly trees that are about 6 years old, growing well and tall. However, last summer I noticed that some of the leaves were turning yellow. I went to several nurseries and bought whatever they suggested....
Gym Dandy Look at 'Highest Court in Land'
Sandra Day O'Connor served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1981 to 2006. In "Out of Order" (subtitled "Stories from the History of the Supreme Court"), she looks at the precedents, processes and personalities of the institution.Readers without law degrees...
Hagel Optimistic on Afghan Commando Agreement
JALALABAD, Afghanistan Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he believed U.S. officials would be able to work things out with Afghan leaders who have ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province, even though the deadline for their removal is...
Having the Talk When a Child Wants to Start a Blog
When my youngest sister messaged me to talk about how I'd finally allowed my daughter to start her blog, I was hit by that sense of cosmic parental reckoning.In fact, I had not granted such permission, I informed the sister, who seemed to regret breaking...
Horrigan: $20,000 Tax-Funded Grants to Artists? Start Right Here
Back in journalism school, we spent a lot of time in seminars debating whether journalism is a "profession," with rigorous rules of ethics and conduct, or whether journalism is a craft or a trade or a business that can be practiced however you want.They...
Illinois GOP Backs off Attempt to Oust Chairman
CHICAGO The Illinois Republican Party's central committee backed off an attempt to fire party chairman Pat Brady on Saturday, amid concern that ousting him because of his support for gay marriage could damage GOP efforts to appeal to more moderate voters.Brady...
Illinois Lawmaker Wants to Ban Sale of Lion Meat
CHICAGO A state lawmaker is pushing legislation that would ban the sale of lion meat and the slaughter of the animals in Illinois, saying he knows of at least two places where he believes the meat is sold.Lion burgers are practically nonexistent on...
Illinois Set for 'Different' Buckeye Squad in Finale
COLUMBUS, Ohio John Groce has strongly maintained that the tenor of a game played earlier in the season has nothing to do with how the rematch might go."Games are completely independent," Groce said again this week. "One has nothing to do with the other."Too...
Is This as Good as the Economy Gets?
Last week was a good week for economic news.The housing market showed new signs of strength. The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high. And Friday came word that the economy added 236,000 jobs in February, better than expected and the third...
Jewish Historian Learned How to Survive the Roman Empire
Most of what we know of the grisly details of the fall of Jerusalem and the massacre of its inhabitants in the year 70 comes to us thanks to the work of one man, Joseph ben Mattathias, a Jew from the Holy Land who died around the year 100.These were...
Kenya Vote Winner Gets 50.07 Pct; Loser Challenges
NAIROBI, Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's founding father, was named the winner of the country's presidential election on Saturday with 50.07 percent of the vote, but his opponent refused to concede, alleging multiple failures in the election's...
Law & Order
FERGUSON > Body found in park Ferguson police called in the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis to assist in a homicide investigation after a body was discovered in a park early Saturday morning.Authorities said the body was found in January Wabash...
Letters: Cards Let Down Some Old-Timers
No respect for Some former CardsWhat do yesteryear Cardinals Jim Bottomley, Frankie Frisch and Joe Medwick have in common?1. They all played the majority of their careers with St. Louis.2. They all contributed to at least one World Series title while playing...
Letters to the Editor, March 10
All children should getopportunityfor early educationAn article March 4 described the effects of the sequestration as reducing the number of children who will receive Head Start services ("Head Start is bracing for cuts"). A letter March 5 written by...
Levy, Marianne Pickel Marianne Levy of Kansas City
Levy, Marianne PickelMarianne Levy of Kansas City, Missouri passed away peacefully on February 28, 2013 at the age of 80. Marianne was born on June 20, 1932 to Edward and Rosalie Pickel of St. Louis Missouri. She graduated from St. Marks High School...
Made in St. Louis: Crafter Makes Quilts Made from T-Shirts
Made in St. Louis: Kathy BellAge 51Home FentonFamily Married to Tom with 16-year-old son, JoshWhat she makes Kathy and her husband own The T-Shirt Quilt Co. They make quilts from new and old T-shirts from customers as keepsakes. You can reach her at...
Madison at Illini Central 1A Illinois Championship
PEORIA, Ill. A slow drip for 24 minutes turned into a fourth- quarter flood the Madison boys basketball team could not contain.Leading through most of Saturday's Class 1A state championship, the Trojans watched a five-point lead evaporate in the first...
McClellan: Walking among the Ghosts of Forgotten Slaves
Sometimes the past seems close at hand. It felt that way to me a couple of weeks ago when I visited a slave cemetery in Wildwood.In a previous column, I mentioned the history of that cemetery.The families of the Rev. Robert Coleman and Henry Tyler left Virginia...
McClellan: Walking among the Ghosts of Forgotten Slaves
Sometimes the past seems close at hand. It felt that way to me a couple of weeks ago when I visited a slave cemetery in Wildwood.In a previous column, I mentioned the history of that cemetery.The families of the Rev. Robert Coleman and Henry Tyler left Virginia...
McDermott Lights Up Indiana State
Indiana State smothered Creighton star Doug McDermott back on Feb. 6, holding him to just eight points.The Sycamores shut him out during the second of half of their 19- point victory. They limited him to just one shot during the last 20 minutes of the...
Menards Is Ready to Take onLowe's and Home Depot Here; Supersized Stores to Open in April in St. Peters, O'Fallon, Ill
The folksy jingle "save big money at Menards" often heard in other parts of the Midwest will soon be making its debut in St. Louis.Home improvement retailer Menards, which has a big presence in its home state of Wisconsin and surrounding states, is...
Miklasz: Billikens' Run Is a Tribute to Majerus
The game had been won, with St. Louis U. all but forming layup lines in a virtuoso second half to put LaSalle away by 24 points. This sweet, sentimental victory secured the regular-season title in the Atlantic 10 Conference, making champions of them...
Mound City Money
Highlights from David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business.STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyAmeren CEO gets pay boost Ameren raised Chief Executive Thomas Voss' salary to an even $1 million and handed him total compensation of $6.2 million last year, the...
MU Head Goes Here
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Uncannily but almost predictably, Mizzou punctuated its final true road game with the shaky signature that marked most of that exasperating component of the season.Yet another late blooper left MU a 64-62 loser Saturday at Tennessee...
Muse Gives Visually Arresting Concert at Chaifetz Arena
It's a safe bet Chaifetz Arena has never housed a concert quite like the one Muse brought to town Friday night.The bigger, more extravagant rock concerts typically land at the larger Scottrade Center. But Chaifetz scored a real coup in landing British...
Music and Paintings Combine in 'House of Dreams'
Not many period orchestras are touring these days. It just costs too much for most groups to travel.One Baroque orchestra is still traveling the world. Thanks to compelling multimedia programs (and, of course, high-quality playing), Tafelmusik is widely...
NBA Roundup
Ailing Knicks rompJ.R. Smith scored 24 points and the New York Knicks shook off the absence of Carmelo Anthony and the shock of Amare Stoudemire needing another knee surgery to rout the slumping Utah Jazz 113-84 on Saturday.The Knicks learned earlier...
Neighbors Oppose Private Library Project in Sunset Hills
SUNSET HILLS Even his opponents emphasize they have no quarrel with Alwal Moore, the patriarch of a city that didn't exist when he and his family settled among the gentle slopes that lend Sunset Hills its name.As for supporting the private library Moore...
New on DVD: 'Life of Pi'
MOVIES"Hitchcock" (PG-13; 1:38) Anthony Hopkins plays the master of suspense, struggling to finance and film "Psycho" in 1960, and Helen Mirren is the wife and uncredited collaborator who tolerates his wandering eye. It's an amusing lark, but the clumsy...
NFLNO Head Goes Here
Pittsburgh cuts HarrisonJames Harrison's snarling tenacity made the Pittsburgh linebacker one of the NFL's most intimidating players for nearly a decade. Big hits some legal, some not so much also turned the outspoken five- time Pro Bowler into focal...
NHL Roundup
Hot Blue Jackets blank Red WingsSergei Bobrovsky had 29 saves in his first career shutout, and Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno took advantage of Detroit giveaways to score goals as Columbus blanked the Red Wings 3-0 on Saturday.Jack Johnson also picked...
No Bachelors Degree? There Are Still Good Jobs
Some kids aren't cut out for college. After a dozen years in school, they're sick of it. They are young people who prefer working with their hands to pondering abstractions in their heads.There are still good jobs for people without bachelor's degrees...
No More Second-Guessing Carpenter
JUPITER, Fla. If Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter wanted to quantify halfway through spring training whether his relocation to second base had been successful in the eyes of the coaches, the lineups and workouts held a clue.He only had to count the...
On the Air
BASEBALL5 a.m. World Baseball Classic: Japan vs. Netherlands, MLB Network11:30 a.m. World Baseball Classic: Spain vs. Venezuela, MLB Network12:05 p.m. Major League exhibition: Cardinals vs. NY Mets, KMOX (1120 AM)3 p.m. World Baseball Classic: United...
Parkway West Middle School Student Takes Spelling Bee for Second Year
Long hours of daily practice and a love of words turned Gokul Venkatachalam into a two-time champion Saturday as the 12-year-old won the 27th Annual St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee.The Chesterfield boy, who won last year's contest, gets a big trophy,...
Peck, Leo G. Age 95
Peck, Leo G.age 95, died on March 6, 2013. Beloved husband of Beverley Peck; father of Sally (Mrs. Otway) Rash, Paige Peck, and Nancy (Mrs. Richard) Hawkins, and grandfather of: Brian, Marine 1st Lieutenant Jason (Catherine), and Daniel Hawkins. He was...
Puppeteers Bring 'War Horse' to Life
One recent day in London, a horse was brought to a West End theater to meet a very big star. Pacing and snorting, the horse seemed flustered, puppeteer Adrian Kohler recalled. Maybe it was just the unusual situation, with ramps, elevators and stage...
Rams, WR Gibson Will Part Ways
Free-agent wide receiver Brandon Gibson is looking for a fresh start and won't return to the Rams next season, league sources told the Post-Dispatch on Saturday.The Rams were interested in re-signing Gibson, but only to a point as they attempt the annual...
Redden Becoming More Comfortable with Blues
SAN JOSE, Calif. Wade Redden's return to the NHL after a two- year absence has been bumpy.In the lineup for five consecutive games last month, his longest stretch of action since signing with the Blues on Jan. 19, Redden was a collective minus-7. Following...
Region Seeks Ways to Reconnect Its Economy with the River
ST. LOUIS Drive up North Broadway, with its wall of old brick warehouses. Pass Produce Row and the heaps of scrap metal at Grossman Steel. Continue beneath an abandoned railroad trestle that's being converted to an aerial bicycle path and bump over...
Retro Style, Scenic Views Draw Couple to House Springs Home
After searching for almost a year, Bob Walker and David Engle found a three-bedroom home on two acres in House Springs.They would say goodbye to their four-family flat in Benton Park and hello to a gorgeous view of hills, trees, birds and even the occasional...
Senators Hush-Hush as They Craft Immigration Bill
WASHINGTON The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain's and Sen. Charles Schumer's offices. They sit in arm chairs arranged in a circle and sip water or soft drinks as they debate temporary workers...
Sherpa: And the Common Sense Award Goes to
We still have quite a few weeks left in 2013, but the leading candidate for the Life Sherpa's Common Sense Award is:The panel at a forum on gun violence held Feb. 22 at the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in midtown St. Louis.Against...
SLSO Gets Ready for California Concerts and Residency
David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra are on the move again.With memories of September's acclaimed European tour hardly faded, they're headed in the other direction back to California, where they had a successful tour in the spring of...
SLU Rocks la Salle to Win A-10 Title
Talk about going out with a bang.In the final home game for St. Louis University's three seniors and the team's last stop before heading to Brooklyn, N.Y., for the Atlantic 10 tournament, the 16th-ranked Billikens closed their regular season on Saturday...
Sports Digest
Maryville's Baker wins national wrestling titleSenior wrestler Matt Baker became Maryville University's first national champion Saturday when he claimed a 5-4 overtime tiebreaker decision over Romero Cotton of Nebraska-Kearney in the championship bout...
Stock Market May Seem out of Touch, but Its Rally Is Built on Solid Ground
Yes, Wall Street is out of touch with the real world.That was the reaction of most Americans as the stock market zoomed from one record high to another last week. But it's also the normal state of affairs, and there's nothing sinister about it.Those...
Strauss: Time for Rams to Bring the Offensive Goodies
Credit Jeff Fisher's regime for feeding the Rams' starving fan base the lean meat and vegetables that it required after slogging five years through a non-competitive wasteland.Now that the Rams have regained relevance within a robust NFC West, it's time...
Strauss: Time for Rams to Deliver the Goods
Credit Jeff Fisher's regime for feeding the Rams' starving fan base the lean meat and vegetables that it required after slogging five years through a non-competitive wasteland.Now that the Rams have regained relevance within a robust NFC West, it's time...
Sunday People
Dying reporter races to chronicle her last daysAll the time-stamped rigors of daily journalism are behind her, but the pace of Susan Spencer-Wendel's life has only been hastened. She is dying. And dealt a diagnosis she knows she can't beat, it's a race...
Thousands of Snow Geese Making a Pit Stop in the St. Louis Area (Copy)
LINCOLN COUNTY Drivers on Highway 79 along the Mississippi River bottoms might mistake the multitude of geese for leftover snow. But if they look closely, the white stuff is moving like a wave.Snow geese are congregating in the St. Louis area in record numbers,...
Tiger Woods Extends Lead in Cadillac Championship
DORAL, Fla. Tiger Woods hit a tee shot that got stuck in a palm tree. That's about the only thing that didn't fall his way Saturday in the Cadillac Championship.Woods made seven more birdies on the Blue Monster at Doral, the last one from 15 feet on...
Trail of the Week; St. Louis Riverfront Trail
Something is new beside the Riverfront Trail: a river. The Mississippi River has come back from near-record low levels, and the miles of paved trail are another place to stay in shape for the short wait for spring.Where The trail starts officially at...
TSA Donates Knives Surrendered at Lambert, Other Airports
Hundreds of pounds of knives and other banned carry-on items are hauled away from the federal security checkpoints at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport every month.And that doesn't count the liquids and gels people absentmindedly try to carry on...
U.S. Jobless Rate Fell to 7.7 Percent in February, Its Best Showing since December 2008
WASHINGTON The American job market isn't just growing. It's accelerating.Employers added 236,000 jobs in February and drove down the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent, its lowest level in more than four years, the Labor Department said Friday.The gains...
Venezuela Sets Date for Election
CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuelans will vote April 14 to choose a successor to Hugo Chavez, the elections commission announced Saturday as increasingly strident political rhetoric begins to roil this polarized country.The constitution mandated the election...
Wainwright Is Nearly Picture Perfect
JUPITER, Fla. After two middling to poor outings, ever- tinkering Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright made a couple of changes Saturday and the result easily was his best of the spring in a 2-0 Cardinals exhibition victory over the Miami Marlins.One...
What's Up/Heads Up [Corrected 04/04/13]
03.11Peruvian culture The Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis Society, and the Missouri Historical Society are sponsoring a program on "Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context" at 7:30 p.m....
Wichita State Rides Fast Start into Championship Game
The drought that started the game reached epic proportions, and the numbers indicated it wasn't a fluke.Wichita State's defense stymied Illinois State in both of their regular-season meetings with the Shockers winning each time.But it never got this...
Wichita State Rides Fast Start into Title Game
The drought that started the game reached epic proportions, and the numbers indicated it wasn't a fluke.Wichita State's defense stymied Illinois State in both of their regular-season meetings with the Shockers winning each time.But it never got this...
Will an American Pope Emerge as Cardinals Enter the Conclave?
There are no longer a lot of "firsts" in the 2,000-year-old Catholic church.But a confluence of recent events in Vatican City and around the world could produce a rare "first" in the coming days as the church's cardinals emerge from their conclave in...
William Gass' 'Middle C' Reminds Us What Novel Can Be
In the time it takes American literary titan William H. Gass to write a novel, other artists have been born, completed their life's work and died. That may be an exaggeration, but only a slight one. His last novel, 1995's American Book Award-winning...
Will School Turnarounds Continue after the Federal Money Has Dried Up?
Before Cornelius Green arrived at Fanning Middle School, principals spent their days holed up in the office.Then a $3.3 billion federal experiment came along that required drastic changes at failing schools such as this one in Tower Grove South, where...
Will the Canadian Car Rental Scandal Spread to the U.S.?
Something about the $667 repair bill that Enterprise Rent-a-Car recently sent Jerry Bitting looked suspicious to him.For starters, the car didn't appear to be the one that Bitting, an account executive for a federal agency in Washington, had rented. The...
World Briefs
Egyptian soccer fans enragedat acquittal of officers in riotEgyptian soccer fans rampaged through the heart of Cairo on Saturday, furious about the acquittal of seven police officers while death sentences against 21 alleged rioters were confirmed in...
WR Gibson Is Set to Leave Rams
Free-agent wide receiver Brandon Gibson is looking for a fresh start and won't return to the Rams next season, league sources told the Post-Dispatch on Saturday.The Rams were interested in re-signing Gibson, but only to a point as they attempt the annual...
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