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Articles from October 10, 2014

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'Addicted' R * 1:45 * A successful gallery owner (Sharon Leal) risks her marriage for a torrid affair with a painter (William Levy). (Not made available for review.)'Annabelle' *R * 1:38 * In a prequel/spin-off to 2013's "The Conjuring," a young doctor...
Alter Bridge Turns 10 with No Creed in Sight
Ten years after forming, in what amounted to a version of Creed minus lead singer Scott Stapp, Alter Bridge has successfully transcended its roots.Alter Bridge debuted in 2004 with "One Day Remains," with a lineup featuring Creed musicians Mark Tremonti,...
Amendment Would Allow Lawmakers to Review the Governor's Withholds
JEFFERSON CITY * Gov. Jay Nixon has withheld $2.2 billion of general revenue since he was first elected in 2009, actions that some Missouri lawmakers hope to review in the near future.But voters have to grant that authority first.Under current law, the...
Bernie: Cards, Giants Are Two of a Kind
Over the past five seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have mined more postseason gold than any teams in baseball.The Cardinals have 30 wins, two National League pennants and a World Series championship. They'll also be competing...
Best Bets: Soulard Oktoberfest, David Sanborn
FRIDAY'The K of D: An Urban Legend'When Friday through Oct. 25; 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 p.m. Oct. 16, 11 p.m. Oct. 17; 10 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25 * Where Revisionist Inn, 1950 Cherokee Street * How much Suggested donation $10-$20 * More info kofdstl.comEm...
Best of Building Blocks
Highlights from our real estate and development blog: STLtoday.com/buildingblocks.Mid-Century Modern tour in Belleville * Architect Charles E. King was best known for his Mid-Century Modern homes, seven of which will open to the public Oct. 19 in Belleville.Landmarks...
Bluenotes: Lehtera Excited to Make His NHL Debut
The only Blue making his NHL debut in Thursday night's season opener was center Jori Lehtera. He has played the past four years in Russia and before that played in his native Finland."I think it's going to be a day I'm going to remember all my life,"...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSHaberberger Inc. received two Outstanding Mechanical Installation Awards from the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri for work on projects for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and Ameren Missouri.EXPANDINGEsse Health...
Business Digest
Post Holdings names new CEO * Robert Vitale will lead Post Holdings as CEO and president as the company diversifies beyond its cereal roots. The Brentwood-based company announced a host of executive changes Thursday and unveiled plans to reorganize into three...
California Wildfire Threatening Hundreds of Homes
APPLEGATE, Calif. * Fire crews in Northern California fought Thursday to prevent a series of small wildfires that destroyed five homes and were threatening hundreds of others from getting into a canyon where dry brush and trees could cause it to take...
Cardinals Scouting Report: Hitters Must Keep It Up
ROTATION"As I thought in the last round, Adam Wainwright is the key for the Cardinals," said one scout. "I don't know if something's wrong with him or not but he wasn't very good the last time. It will be interesting to see if some extra days of rest...
Cards, Giants Keep Trading the Trophy
At some point in the next four days, Cardinals officials, at the request of Major League Baseball, will roll out an ornate wooden box from the 1970s and dutifully and carefully pack up a treasured, mahogany resident of the club's new Hall of Fame.For...
Crosby Nets Two for Pens
The Pittsburgh Penguins spent the offseason revamping the front office, replacing the coaching staff and tinkering with a roster that went five straight springs falling to lower-seeded opponents in the playoffs.Yet some things remained constant. Well,...
Dennis DeYoung Basking in Post-Styx Career Resurrection
Former Styx singer Dennis DeYoung won't be backed by guitarist Tommy Shaw, but fans can expect him to perform the greatest hits of his former group. "I put a band together to re-create the sound and energy and spirit of Styx," says DeYoung, an original...
Digest
JEFFERSON CITY > State expands benefits to same-sex couples * Missouri's main health care and retirement plans are expanding benefits to same-sex spouses following a court ruling requiring the state to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.The...
Digest
Mexico arrests alleged head of Juarez drug cartelThe alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, has been arrested in the northern city of Torreon, two Mexican officials said Thursday.Carrillo Fuentes, 51, purportedly heads the...
Digest
JEFFERSON CITY > Lottery contract aims to save $4.9 million * The Missouri Lottery Commission on Thursday signed a $16.1 million-a- year contract with GTECH Corp. to handle the lottery's draw games and other computer gaming services for the next seven...
Digest
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID lawThe U.S. Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs in a decision Thursday.The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday declared the law constitutional....
Dow Plunges 334, Its Worst Day of 2014 (Print)
NEW YORK * The stock market had its worst day of the year Thursday, just 24 hours after recording its best.The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 334 points as falling energy stocks and worries about the global economy sent investors fleeing out of...
Dozens of Missouri State License Offices Being Rebid
Contracts for dozens of state license offices are being bid for the second time in a year as the state continues to try to iron out problems in what has long been a controversial and politicized system.The offices are run by individuals, businesses and...
Editorial: Clayton Doesn't Need to Give Developers a Tax Break
Clayton can afford to be a leader in bringing sensible development deals to the region. Other communities may have to put themselves in hock to attract developers, but Clayton is a seller's market.The mayor and Board of Aldermen in the prosperous St....
Elliott Faces Early Onslaught of Shots
Being a goalie for the Blues can involve having a lot of free time. The team has consistently been among the NHL leaders in fewest shots on goal allowed. They've been in the top four the past three seasons. Last year, they were third in the league, allowing...
Even Supreme Court Justices Can Goof
WASHINGTON * The Supreme Court's mishandling of big news this week about same-sex marriage was a reminder: Even the justices put their robes on one arm at a time.Developments on an issue moving at warp speed through the legal system already were confusing....
Eyes on Kim as North Korea Preps for Anniversary (Copy)
TOKYO * North Korea's state media heaped praise early today on leader Kim Jong Un to mark the 69th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party. But it gave no indication of whether he attended celebrations, adding to speculation that something...
Fast Start Helps Luck, Colts Win
HOUSTON * When Indianapolis raced to a big lead over the Houston Texans in the first quarter, Colts coach Chuck Pagano was worried they'd let up.They did, but that early lead was so big they were still able to hold on for a 33-28 victory Thursday night."You're...
Five Notre Dame Players Still Out
Suspended players still out for IrishNotre Dame football coach Brian Kelly said Thursday that the five players held out of practices and the first five games of the season because of an academic dishonesty investigation will not be available again Saturday...
For Court-Ordered Comeuppance, Here Comes 'The Judge'
Robert Downey Jr. has become a reliable brand. Like Robert Duvall, his co-star in the compelling new courtroom drama "The Judge," Downey does not play losers. So when Duvall as small-town judge Joseph Palmer is charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident, Downey...
Gays and Miners Form a Union in 'Pride'
We know from "Billy Elliot" that there is a secret society of ballet dancers in the coal mining towns of Britain. Now we learn from "Pride" that some of London's most fabulous divas are closeted coal miners.In this true story from the mid-'80s, Welsh...
Giants Scouting Report: It's All about Pitching
ROTATIONWith Tim Lincecum very deep in the bullpen and Matt Cain injured and out for the season, lefthander Madison Bumgarner is the undisputed ace of the Giants' rotation. He won 18 games and made the All-Star Game and can be a handful for lefthanded...
'Gone Girl' Notwithstanding, Missouri Taxpayers Should Stay out of the Film Business
If you watch the movie "Gone Girl" and enjoy it, be sure to thank the people sitting around you.Assuming that you're in a Missouri theater, many of them helped pay for the film even before they bought tickets. Missouri taxpayers provided 20th Century...
GOP Lawmaker: Possible White House Cover-Up
WASHINGTON * A lawmaker leading a congressional inquiry into the Secret Service raised questions Thursday about a White House volunteer's possible involvement in a prostitution scandal that rocked the agency two years ago.Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman...
Hard Work Pays off for Chesterfield Native on 'The Voice'
Chesterfield native John Martin is the type of singer who'd never thought of auditioning for a televised singing contest until he did.Martin, 25, lives in Chicago now with his family. He heard a radio advertisement in January about open auditions there...
Having a Bad Day? Just Be Glad You're Not 'Alexander'
Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) is about to turn 12, and he's pretty excited about it. The occasion calls for a party, and he hopes to take that opportunity to get better acquainted with a pretty classmate.Unfortunately, Alexander has unexpected competition....
Hong Kong Protests Unresolved after Talks Collapse
HONG KONG * A pro-democracy protest that has blocked main roads in Hong Kong for almost two weeks could drag on for days yet, after talks aimed at resolving a bitter standoff between the city's government and student demonstrators collapsed Thursday.The...
How 'Elementary' Is It? 'Sherlock Holmes' Exhibition at Science Center Invites Amateur Sleuths
What was "elementary" to the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes was not so obvious to his friend Dr. John Watson, or to the (frequently mistaken) police. In the new "Sherlock Holmes" exhibition at the St. Louis Science Center, however, visitors can learn...
Jackson Galaxy Uses His Cat Charisma on 'My Cat from Hell'
Jackson Galaxy offers three tips for adding a cat to your household:* Don't just think about kittens. "With a kitten, you can't predict their personality. With an adult cat, you know what you're getting."* Choose a cat that's the best match with your...
Kansas City Is Bathed in Blue
KANSAS CITY * Chris Hampton was just a year old the last time the hometown Kansas City Royals reached the American League Championship Series.Now 30, the construction superintendent from Grain Valley, Mo., is hanging on for the team's wild ride into...
Kindred Healthcare Buying Gentiva in $719.6M Deal
LOUISVILLE, Ky. * Kindred Healthcare Inc. is buying home health and hospice care provider Gentiva Health Services Inc. in a cash- and-stock deal valued at about $719.6 million, sealing a deal after previous rejections by Gentiva.Kindred will pay $14.50...
Kyle Busch Has Gibbs Racing on Move
CONCORD, N.C. * Kyle Busch showed Joe Gibbs Racing may have found some speed just at the right time of the season with a pole-winning run Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Busch turned a lap at 197.390 mph to earn the top starting spot for Saturday...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Murder-suicide suspected * A husband and wife were found shot to death early Thursday in what authorities said appeared to be a murder-suicide at a home in the 700 block of Rockshire Drive, near Fenton.They said they believe that James...
Letters to the Editor, Oct. 10
The hand of God in FergusonFerguson has come to symbolize many different things to many different people, but to me, a nearby resident, this is what I see.* Ferguson residents who get up in the morning to clean streets left cluttered with debris.* Ferguson...
Lilliquist on Wainwright: 'He Wants the Ball'
At the same time Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced his pitching rotation and asserted that the team's concerns about their Game 1 starter had "blown up" out of proportion, Adam Wainwright pitched in the rain at Busch Stadium. He went through a...
McClellan: Where Does Callis Live? Illinois
Back in the days when Madison County was earning its reputation as a "judicial hellhole" a designation given to the plaintiff- friendly courts by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce the trial lawyers paid close attention to judicial elections. Friendly judges...
McGhee's Passion Fuels Jennings
Marcus McGhee gives opposing quarterbacks the shivers. A senior linebacker for the Jennings football team, McGhee's highlight tape rolls like a horror movie for opposing offenses.The 6-foot-2, 225-pound McGhee couldn't be more frightening if he had claws,...
Media Views: 'Yuk,' Cards-Giants Again
The Cardinals' fan base often is touchy about its team being slighted on the national stage, sometimes justified but often simply not attuned to the reality of the way the big sports media works.One of the most glaring examples came on a Saturday night...
Mizzou Seeks Patience in the Pocket from Mauk
COLUMBIA, Mo. * Former Denver Broncos tight end Byron Chamberlain spent four years catching passes from one of the game's great scramblers. When John Elway left the pocket, he looked to pass first, run second. Receivers were on high alert for whichever direction...
MLB Notebook: Davis Won't Be on Orioles Roster for ALCS
Davis won't be on Orioles roster for ALCSSuspended slugger Chris Davis won't be playing in the AL championship series for the Baltimore Orioles.Manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Davis will be omitted from the 25-man roster, which must be submitted...
Modiano Wins Nobel for Works about Nazi Occupation (Copy)
PARIS * French novelist Patrick Modiano has devoted his career to exploring the traumas of the Nazi occupation of his country, including how it could strip people of their identities.On Thursday, the 69-year-old Parisian's steadfast efforts over the...
Modiano Wins Nobel for Works about Nazi Occupation (Copy) (Copy)
PARIS * French novelist Patrick Modiano has explor ed the traumas of the Nazi occupation of his country, including how it could strip people of their identities.On Thursday, the 69-year-old Parisian's efforts over the past 45 years earned him the 2014...
More Than Stars Shine in the State of Texas
Dear Abby * I am an adult heterosexual male who has discovered that I like wearing nail polish. I feel it should not be a matter of gender, but of taste and fashion.I wore a reasonably bold color in public for the first time a week before last. It was...
Mound City Money
James Bullard has said before that he thinks the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates in the first quarter of next year. Last Friday's strong jobs report, he says, has bolstered that belief.Bullard, president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve...
Muzzled Press Turns Cannibal in 'Kill the Messenger'
It's no coincidence that one month after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Washington Post published a commentary by former President Harry Truman asserting that the Central Intelligence Agency was out of control. Instead of merely collecting data,...
NBA Notebook: Varejao Draws More Interest Than LeBron
They don't get any bigger than LeBron James except when you're in Brazil, where the attention paid to Anderson Varejao shades his NBA superstar teammate.As they practiced together for Cleveland on Thursday for an NBA preseason game Saturday in Rio de...
No. 13 Georgia RB Gurley Suspended Indefinitely (Copy)
ATHENS, Ga. * Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely on Thursday while the school investigates an alleged violation of NCAA rules.The stunning announcement came two days before the No. 13 Bulldogs (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference)...
Normandy Parents and Students Criticize State Oversight of School District
NORMANDY * For two hours Thursday, board members appointed to run the Normandy Schools Collaborative did something they'd not yet done in their four months of overseeing this beleaguered school system: They listened to students and parents.And what they...
Obama Wants an Election about the Economy, Not Him
SANTA MONICA, Calif. * President Barack Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. Over the next 27 days, either the public or the president is going to get the message.In a midterm campaign strategy fraught with risk, the White...
People in Business
Friendship Village named Jill Frein as the project manager for expansion and renovation projects at its Chesterfield and Sunset Hills senior living communities.Snotes-Fleur de Lis Group LLC named Joseph Bayer and Jeff Pickett as partners in the company.Providence...
Pizzeria Mia Joins the Wood-Fired Pizza Fray
Future restaurant scholars will pinpoint 2014 as the year the term "wood-fired" became redundant when discussing new pizzerias in St. Louis. They will shake their heads and chuckle at the few foolish holdouts who still slid their pies into deck ovens,...
Police Brace for Weekend of Protests
FERGUSON * Police already tense from a series of violent confrontations have turned to 12-hour shifts and limits on vacations as they face a new challenge of potentially hostile protests that may blanket the region this weekend.Effective Thursday, St....
Prayer Then Violence Erupts at Shaw Shooting Scene in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS * At least one police officer was injured when violence erupted after prayer vigils Thursday night, as protesters blocked traffic, broke windows of at least one home and a business and burned American flags.Dispatchers reported that an officer...
Public Police, Private Employer: A St. Louis Oddity
ST. LOUIS * The fatal shooting of a teen in the city's Shaw neighborhood on Wednesday night drew attention to an oddity of city policing:Sometimes St. Louis police officers are on patrol in city neighborhoods for an employer other than the St. Louis...
Rams Hope to Keep Offensive Momentum Going
In some ways the NFL is the ultimate week-to-week business. Oftentimes, what a team does one Sunday has absolutely no bearing on what happens the next week.The Rams are hoping that's not the case Monday night against the mighty San Francisco 49ers. They'd...
Rams Notes: Bates Gets the Point on Armstrong's Release
No Rams player was closer to Ray Ray Armstrong than fellow linebacker Daren Bates. There were times when they wreaked havoc on special teams together. They danced together to the stadium music before kickoffs, and were known as the Bash Bros.But there...
Recently Reviewed Restaurants
Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas **325 South Main Street, St. Charles * 636-724-3434; bellavinowinebarstl.com * Dinner Tuesday-Sunday; lunch Friday and Saturday; brunch Sunday * Small plates, pasta and flatbreads.Bishop's Post **16125 Chesterfield Parkway...
Royals-Orioles: Five Things to Watch
Lights out lateBoth teams rely on stingy bullpens that were a key to their success early in the playoffs, so runs could be hard to come by in the late innings. Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera left the ALDS opener against the Angels after five pitches...
Ruling against Navajo Candidate in Language Case
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. * A candidate for president on the nation's largest Indian reservation could be removed from the ballot just weeks before the election after he refused to show whether he is fluent in Navajo as required by tribal law.In a hearing that...
Sports Shorts: Spain Upset in Soccer Qualifier
Spain's eight-year unbeaten run in qualifying matches ended in a stunning 2-1 defeat at Slovakia in qualifying for the European Championship on Thursday.It was Spain's first loss in 36 qualifiers for the European Championship and the World Cup dating...
Stastny Scores in Debut but Blues Fall 3-2
Well, they have plenty of time to recover.In the Blues' season opener Thursday night at Scottrade Center, where the team trotted out several franchise legends wearing powder- blue blazers in a pre-game ceremony, the game ended in an unceremonious 3-2...
State Auditor Announces Audits of St. Louis-Area Municipal Courts
ST. LOUIS * Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said Thursday that his office would audit at least 10 municipal courts over the next year to make sure they are "about justice and not revenue."The inquiry grew out of a concern that some municipalities in St. Louis...
Statute of Limitations on a Thank-You Note
Dear Miss Manners * When I was 22, several dear friends were kind enough to send gifts when I participated in a debutante ball. I thanked them all in person.However, I am now 30 and have failed to send written notes. I feel terrible about this and have...
Statute of Limitations on a Thank-You Note
Dear Miss Manners * When I was 22, several dear friends were kind enough to send gifts when I participated in a debutante ball. I thanked them all in person.However, I am now 30 and have failed to send written notes. I feel terrible about this and have...
St. Elizabeth's Proposed Move Puts Care Farther out of Reach for Some Metro East Residents
St. Elizabeth's Hospital administrators want to relocate the hospital to an area that's more affluent, arguably more populated and situated next to a major highway, Interstate 64.It's a move that some applaud and hospitals officials say is necessary...
St. Louis University Plans Major Housing Projects
St. Louis University said Thursday it will renovate and expand student housing by building two residence halls in the heart of its midtown campus.Combined, the eight-story buildings will have more than 900 beds. The first building, scheduled to open...
Strauss: DeWitt Embodies Stability for Cardinals
Lifetime exposure to baseball and 19 years as Cardinals managing partner and chairman have made Bill DeWitt Jr. a pragmatist above all else. He's shown himself patient more than impulsive, flexible rather than sedentary, open to input but also firmly...
Taking the Next Step in Weight-Loss Journey
Dear Dr. Roach * I have been trying to lose weight, with no results. I have cut back on carbs and sugar. In general, I watch what I eat. I also go to the YMCA and work out in the water mostly, because my legs hurt so much. I weigh 286 pounds. I would...
Teenager Shot by St. Louis Police Officer Was Awaiting Trial on Gun Case
ST. LOUIS * In scenes that seemed all too familiar, the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old by a police officer triggered protests, vigils and calls for investigations Thursday.But while the raw emotions around the Wednesday night shooting of Vonderrit...
The New Family Portrait? 3D-Printed Statue Selfies
NEW YORK * Walk into Eddie DaRoza's office and you'll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer, and a 5-inch statuette of him."There are a lot of double takes. It's like a little action figure of myself," the Los Angeles native said.He...
Ticket Tracker: Craig Ferguson Heading to the Pageant
BB's Jazz,Blues & Soupsbrownpapertickets.com* Graham Nash with Nile Nash, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, $50 or $100 for VIP with a post-show reception and signed copy of "Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life."The GramophoneTicketfly.com* Whitey Morgan and the 78's, Joe...
US-Led Coalition Ramps Up Strikes on Syrian Town (Copy)
MURSITPINAR, Turkey * The U.S.-led coalition intensified its aerial bombardment of Islamic State positions Thursday in the Syrian border town of Kobani as the extremist group fought street battles with Kurdish forces and reportedly rushed in reinforcements.The...
US Military Planes Arrive at Epicenter of Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia * Six U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa's leaders pleaded for the world's help in dealing with "a tragedy unforeseen in modern times.""Our people are dying," Sierra Leone President...
Voice of Foreigner Lou Gramm Finds His Solo Sound
Singer Lou Gramm, known for many years as the frontman for Foreigner, doesn't mind speaking honestly about the group he left behind.Gramm parted ways with Foreigner in the early 2000s and now works as a solo artist. Foreigner tours with Kelly Hansen...
Week 8 Area Football Games to Watch
MILLER CAREER PHOENIX at GATEWAY STEM JAGUARSWhen * 6:30 p.m. Friday.Records * Miller Career 7-0; Gateway STEM 5-2.Rankings * Miller Career, No. 2 STLhighschoolsports.com small schools, No. 5 Missouri Class 4.Last week * Miller Career 28, Roosevelt 14;...
Weekend Sports on the Air
FRIDAYBASEBALL7:07 p.m. ALCS: Kansas City at Baltimore, TBS, WXOS (101.1 FM)FOOTBALL8 p.m. College: Washington State at Stanford, ESPN8:30 p.m. College: San Diego State at New Mexico, ESPNU9 p.m. College: Fresno State at Nevada-Las Vegas, CBS Sports NetworkBASKETBALL7:30...
Wells Fargo's Hunt-Ruddy Talks Tech, Growth in St. Louis
Title * Regional President, Gateway Region, Wells Fargo AdvisorsAge* 44Education* DePaul University, bachelor of arts degree, 1992; Graduate Securities Industry Association (SIA) Institute, Wharton, 2004Personal* Lives in the Central West End with husband...
What's Up/Heads Up
10.12German heritage exhibit * The St. Charles County German Heritage Club will open an exhibit on the history of German emigration to St. Charles County at 2 p.m. Sunday at Spellman Center at Lindenwood University, 209 South Kingshighway in St. Charles....
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