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Articles from January 28, 2018

1968; a Year That Rocked the World; January; a Turbulent Year Begins
JAN. 14 - SUPER BOWL IIThe Green Bay Packers captured their second straight Super Bowl in a 33-14 victory against the Oakland Raiders that drew the first $3 million gate in football history. Packers quarterback Bart Starr was chosen the game's MVP as...
After Girl's Killing, Pakistani Women Speak out on Abuse
KASUR, Pakistan * The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator...
Aisha Sultan: What Causes Racism to Persist?
My teenage daughter startled me with a Big Question out of the blue while I was working in the kitchen."What do you think causes racism in society?" she asked while warming up leftovers in the microwave. We hadn't been discussing any related topic and...
America Had Nothing for Me
At 15, I arrived in the United States with a suitcase full of clothes, a picture of my golden retriever and the excitement of starting my new life. That was 10 years ago. Last month, the day after I graduated from college, I got on a nonstop flight that...
Anagnostopoulos, Constantine E. Nov. 1
Anagnostopoulos, Constantine E. Nov. 1, 1922 Jan. 20, 2018 Dr. Constantine E. Anagnostopoulos passed away peacefully at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan at age 95 after a brief illness. His beloved wife, Malika Sesi, was at his bedside. "Costas"...
Another School Shooting: Are We Numb to It?
ATLANTA * The shooting of more than a dozen students at a Kentucky high school might have been expected to shock the nation, but Americans seem numbed by the apparent frequency of school shootings since 20 children and six adults were killed at a Connecticut...
At Home: Kirkwood Family Makes New Memories in 160-Year-Old Victorian
Sometimes it just takes the right house to turn "new house people" into "old house people." Such is the case for Ashley and Nate Harrison and their stunning Victorian Italianate home in Kirkwood. The couple had been living in a large, new construction...
Bears Burned in California Wildfires Go Holistic for Pain
SAN FRANCISCO * Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient a 5-month-old mountain lion did keep eating his fish-skin and...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Jan. 21
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Jan. 21.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Woman in the Window" - A.J. Finn2. "City of Endless Night" - Preston/Child3. "Iron Gold" - Pierce Brown4. "Origin" - Dan Brown5. "The Rooster...
Billikens Rebound from Tough Loss to Beat Dayton
Travis Ford saw in his players' actions in practice and heard in their conversations on the side that they had not put aside a devastating loss to Virginia Commonwealth.Two days after that second-half collapse, the Billikens were still carrying the pain....
Billikens Rebound from Tough Loss to Beat Dayton
Travis Ford saw in his players' actions in practice and heard in their conversations on the side that they had not put aside a devastating loss to Virginia Commonwealth.Two days after that second-half collapse, the Billikens were still carrying the pain....
Blatt, Carl Frederick Died Peacefully at Home on Thursday
Blatt, Carl Frederickdied peacefully at home on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born on September 16, 1929 to the late Walter and Anna Blatt. Mr. Blatt was a lifelong resident of St. Louis and graduated from Roosevelt High School....
Bomber in Ambulance Detonates at Afghan Checkpoint; 95 Dead
KABUL, Afghanistan * A suicide bomber drove an ambulance into a commercial area by pretending to be carrying a patient to a hospital and then detonated his explosives at a checkpoint near the European Union consulate, killing at least 95 people and wounding...
Boys Bowling: O'Fallon Rides Relaxed Attitude to Fourth-Place Finish in State Tourney
O'FALLON, ILL. - O'Fallon High senior Hayden Juenger unleashed the ball down the lane in the 12th and final game at the Boys State Bowling Championships on Saturday afternoon.After the ball smashed into the pins, Juenger strutted back to his teammates...
Brady, Gronkowski Are Doing Better
Two of the New England Patriots' most important players are getting healthier as they prepare to head to Minneapolis for Super Bowl week.After getting stitches in his right hand and thumb prior to the AFC championship game last week, quarterback Tom...
Bromeliads Need Soil with Rapid Drainage
Q * I received a small bromeliad from a friend who had a large plant that produced several new shoots. She said to always keep water in the cup but to empty it and add fresh water once a week. What else do I need to know to get my plant to bloom?A *...
Candice Bergen to Star in CBS' 'Murphy Brown' Revival
LOS ANGELES * Candice Bergen is returning to TV in a revival of "Murphy Brown," the agenda-setting 20th-century comedy.CBS said in a Wednesday announcement that it's ordered 13 episodes of the sitcom for its 2018-19 season.Diane English created the original...
Captured USS Pueblo Displayed as N. Korean Propaganda Prize
PYONGYANG, North Korea * Fifty years after it was seized by North Korea, the spy ship Pueblo is the only U.S. Navy ship held captive by a foreign government. And though mostly forgotten in the United States, the "Pueblo Incident" for North Korea remains...
Charities See Nail Clippers, Shovels Are North Korean No-Nos
WASHINGTON * Two shipping containers full of hygiene kits languish for weeks in a Chinese port, unable to reach North Korea. They're intended for people with tuberculosis or hepatitis, not to advance nuclear or missile programs, but Chinese customs officers...
Community Events
SundayThe Nippy Niner 9 Mile and 9K Trail Run * The Nippy Niner features the flat and technical River's Edge Trail at the Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Choose from a longer 9-mile route or a 9K. 8 to 11 a.m. at Columbia Bottoms Conservation...
Concert Review: Violinist Rachlin Makes Spectacular SLSO Debut
Julian Rachlin is one of those people who can do just about everything. He is the principal guest conductor of two orchestras, has a festival named after him, is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador and does guest conducting gigs with big-name orchestras around...
Dave Eggers Tells True Story of Dogged Man's Triumph
"The Monk of Mokha" is a real-life story of the American Dream by way of Yemen, with a stop at the Hills Brothers coffee logo.Readers will cheer for Mokhtar Alkhanshali, the subject of Dave Eggers' most recent book, a biography. A U.S. citizen born in...
Deaths of Canadian Billionaire, Wife a Tantalizing Mystery
TORONTO * Police said Friday they believe Canadian drug-company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife were both murdered.Detective Sgt. Susan Gomes said investigators came to the conclusion after six weeks of investigation, but said there...
Digest: Richmond QB Lauletta Stars in Senior Bowl
Richmond QB Lauletta stars in Senior BowlRichmond's Kyle Lauletta threw three second-half touchdown passes to lead the South team to a 45-16 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Ala.FCS standout Lauletta more than held his...
Does True Love Exist? These Florists Convinced Us It Does
Kevin Clark was delivering a life insurance check when a package arrived that would affect his future marriage for decades.The elderly widow he was meeting started to cry when she opened the box. Her husband had faithfully bought her a rose every week...
Editorial: Solving U.S. Immigration Woes Requires Embracing Uncomfortable Truths
The moment has arrived for Congress to confront the immigration problem head-on. Funding for the U.S. government beyond Feb. 8 requires Democratic support in the Senate, and Democrats appear united in saying they won't approve another spending bill unless...
EPA Halts Plans to Lift Proposed Mine Restrictions in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska * The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has halted plans to withdraw proposed restrictions on mining activity near a major Alaska salmon fishery, drawing praise from opponents of the Pebble Mine project.Last year, in settling a legal...
Ethiopia: Ancient Churches, Mysterious Towers and Lucy
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia * Ethiopia has always held me in thrall. It is a cradle of prehistoric humankind. It embraced Christianity long before the missionaries arrived. Its people carved subterranean churches out of solid rock and built mysterious towers...
Ex-Missouri Democratic State Chairman Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charge
KANSAS CITY * A former chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party and ex-county prosecutor pleaded guilty Friday to a federal corruption charge involving the misuse of campaign funds for personal expenses and vacations.Mike Sanders, 50, who was also a...
Feeling Economic Tailwinds, St. Louis Factories Are Hiring
If factory jobs are supposed to be disappearing from the Rust Belt, someone forgot to tell St. Louis employers.Manufacturers in the metro area added 3,400 workers last year, the most since 1995. It coincides with a nationwide rebound in factory hiring,...
Feeling Economic Tailwinds, St. Louis Factories Are Hiring
If factory jobs are supposed to be disappearing from the Rust Belt, someone forgot to tell St. Louis employers.Manufacturers in the metro area added 3,400 workers last year, the most since 1995. It coincides with a nationwide rebound in factory hiring,...
Fink, Dr. LeRoy Louis Age 87
Fink, Dr. LeRoy Louis age 87, of Hazelwood, MO, formerly of Edwardsville, IL, died at 6 AM on Friday, January 26, 2918. Born on Sept. 4, 1930 in Edwardsville,IL, the only son of the late Dr. LeRoy M. Fink and Gladys (Rossi) Fink. LeRoy graduated from...
Girls Basketball: Normandy Girls Remain Upbeat despite Six-Year Losing Streak
WELLSTON - Normandy High senior guard Alexis Jackson never looks at the scoreboard.She would just as soon not see the numbers.The Vikings are mired in a 105-game losing streak, one of the longest current skids in the nation. Their last win came on Feb....
Got Unused Vacation Days? 'Plan for Vacation Day' Is Tuesday
Stop making excuses. Start making plans.That's the message behind the second annual National Plan for Vacation Day. It's an effort by the travel industry to persuade Americans to use Jan. 30 as a day to schedule their vacations for the year and take...
Grammys Find the Right Groove with Hip-Hop
The Grammys have found its new groove -- and it's hip-hop. Finally.After well over a decade of seemingly going out of its way to not give hip-hop its due, the genre dominates the major categories entering Sunday night's ceremony. Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar...
Greitens Cites 'Explosion' in Medicaid Spending, but Growth Exaggerated, Experts Say
Gov. Eric Greitens has pointed to rising costs in the Medicaid program as one of the driving reasons he wants to slash $68.2 million from the state's higher education budget."Despite the fact that Missouri's economy is growing and we're in a stronger...
Gun Runner Wins Pegasus Race Going Away
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. * This was the scenario that Gun Runner's team envisioned a year ago: Get a perfect ride at Gulfstream Park and win the sport's richest race.They didn't get the chance last year.The wait was most certainly worthwhile.Gun Runner...
Hochman: Today, SLU Celebrates despite Unknown Ahead
The student section bobbed up and down, happy hands sprouting from flailing arms, high-fiving the biggest hands they might ever touch. The St. Louis University basketball players, what's left of them anyway, scurried over to the crowd after Saturday's...
Hochman: Today, SLU Celebrates despite Unknown Ahead
The student section bobbed up and down, happy hands sprouting from flailing arms, high-fiving the biggest hands they might ever touch. The St. Louis University basketball players, what's left of them anyway, scurried over to the crowd after Saturday's...
Jeude, Edward Arthur Absent from the Body and Present with His Lord and Savior
Jeude, Edward ArthurAbsent from the body and present with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Aug 9, 1927 Jan 20, 2018. Even at 90 years old, Edward Jeude could be found participating in the things that have mattered throughout his life his faith, his...
Justice Ginsburg, 84, Signals Intent to Work for Years More
WASHINGTON * In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, Ginsburg, 84, is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep...
Lainoff, Harold Mitchell "Big Mike" January 19
Lainoff, Harold Mitchell "Big Mike"January 19, 2018. Native St. Louisan Harold "Big Mike" Lainoff, 91, passed away on January 19, 2018 in Springfield Oregon. Known widely from his years as a summer camp director in Missouri, Oregon and Georgia, he distinguished...
Lawlor, Gerald T
Lawlor, Gerald T., Sr.Gerald T. Lawlor, Sr. was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on June 22, 1932 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, January 22, 2018 after making his last trip to his favorite place in Longboat Key, Florida....
Law & Order
MADISON COUNTY > Pill bottle of missing Alton woman found near Horseshoe Lake * Local citizens searching the Horseshoe Lake area of Madison County on Saturday for clues to the fate of a missing Alton woman found a prescription pill bottle with the...
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 28
Hawley passes the buck on owning mistakesRegarding "U.S. judge to Missouri AG Josh Hawley: Do your job" (Jan. 26):So much for personal responsibility.In response to accusations that he is failing to manage his office, Attorney General Josh Hawley's spokesperson...
Limiting Low-Skilled Immigration Would Help Missouri Workers
One in 12 Missourians is unemployed, wants to work full-time but can only find a part-time job, or has given up on the job search altogether, according to the latest Department of Labor data.Fortunately, new legislation in Washington could help these...
McCaskill Calls GOP Candidate's Comments on Women "Pretty Outrageous" and Undeserving of a Reaction
ST. LOUIS * Sen. Claire McCaskill said Saturday that Republican Senate candidate Courtland Sykes' controversial comments about women don't deserve a reaction. She also called them "pretty outrageous.""I mean it's kind of nuts," McCaskill, a Democrat,...
Messenger: Veterans 'Died Alone' in Woefully Understaffed St. Louis Home, Report Says
It was "like a prison."The residents who live there veterans who served their country often "die alone."Staffing was deficient. Care was negligent. The administrator was a bully.These are among the dramatic findings in the investigation into the care...
Metro Digest
NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Sewage seeps into Coldwater Creek * The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is warning north St. Louis County area residents to avoid areas of Coldwater Creek after sewage seeped into the waterway following a sewer main...
Metroff, Peggy (Margaret) Mitchell 60
Metroff, Peggy (Margaret) Mitchell 60, of Ballwin, MO, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018 in her home surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. Peg was born on July 1st, 1957 to Elizabeth (Bixie) Baker. Peg is survived by her loving husband...
Michigan AG Vows to Find out Who Knew What at Michigan State
LANSING, Mich. * Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University for allowing Larry Nassar to sexually abuse girls and women for years, and he took a shot at the school's governing body."I don't need advice from the board...
Mick Herron Can Be as Addicting as le Carr
You could say Mick Herron is a lifesaver. Reading his books, one after another, not necessarily in the right order, distracted me from the mess that was 2017. Not only did I spend less time steeped in the news, but I also put off the must-reads of the...
Mick Herron Can Be as Addicting as le Carrã©
You could say Mick Herron is a lifesaver. Reading his books, one after another, not necessarily in the right order, distracted me from the mess that was 2017. Not only did I spend less time steeped in the news, but I also put off the must-reads of the...
Missouri Is Looking at Work Requirements for Medicaid
JEFFERSON CITY * Missouri appears headed toward requiring Medicaid recipients to find jobs to receive their benefits.On Jan. 11, President Donald Trump's administration announced it would allow states to implement work requirements for adults under the...
Mizzou, South Carolina Ready for Rematch
Well aware of the week's grueling schedule, Missouri women's basketball coach Robin Pingeton chose her words carefully Tuesday and politely declined to say a word about Sunday's rematch at South Carolina. Any syllables spent on the No. 9 Gamecocks prior...
Mizzou Wilts in Starkville, Drops Third Straight
STARKVILLE, MISS. * With an ominous stretch of the schedule looming, Missouri's postseason fate didn't necessarily hinge on Saturday's outcome at Mississippi State. But with upcoming dates against Alabama and Kentucky, teams coming off impressive Saturday...
Mizzou Wilts in Starkville, Drops Third Straight
STARKVILLE, MISS. - With an ominous stretch of the schedule looming, Missouri's postseason fate didn't necessarily hinge on Saturday's outcome at Mississippi State. But with upcoming dates against Alabama and Kentucky, teams coming off impressive Saturday...
Mort Walker, Whose 'Beetle Bailey' Was a Comic-Page Staple for Decades, Dies at 94
Mort Walker, whose "Beetle Bailey" comic strip followed the exploits of a lazy G.I. and his inept cohorts at the dysfunctional Camp Swampy, and whose dedication to his art form led him to found the first museum devoted to the history of cartooning, died...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyUnion membership falls * Union membership fell by 36,000 in Missouri last year as the fight over the so-called "right to work" law heated up.The Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyUnion membership falls - Union membership fell by 36,000 in Missouri last year as the fight over the so-called "right to work" law heated up.The Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Muny at 100: Local Theater Makes National Moves, Avoids 'Immoral' Shows
"The Little Mermaid" and "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aida," "Newsies" and, later this year, "Frozen." * Thanks to those titles and others, the Disney brand gleams brightly in Broadway's neon lights. * You know where that started? Not...
Muny at 100: Local Theater Makes National Moves, Avoids 'Immoral' Shows
"The Little Mermaid" and "The Lion King," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aida," "Newsies" and, later this year, "Frozen." Thanks to those titles and others, the Disney brand gleams brightly in Broadway's neon lights. You know where that started? Not in...
Murphy, David Michael of Florissant
Murphy, David Michael of Florissant, passed away Tues, Jan 23, 2018. David was born Dec. 19, 1959 in Canton, Ohio to his late parents, James and Helen Murphy. He was the loving brother of Patrick (Robin), Mark (Carol), Paul, and John (Robin), cherished...
Mystery Novel 'The Wife' Touches #MeToo Nerve
Salute author Alafair Burke for the timing of "The Wife." With the #MeToo movement surging, a crime thriller with lots of sexual misconduct will have a receptive audience.Credit Burke with knowing what she writes about. She has served as a criminal prosecutor...
Nation Briefs
Koch network to tout tax changesAfter spending $20 million to push the tax-code overhaul through Congress, the influential Koch network is planning to spend up to another $20 million to educate the public about the benefits of the new law, network officials...
No. 2 Virginia Stymies No. 4 Duke
DURHAM, N.C. * Before Ty Jerome hit the shot that effectively beat No. 4 Duke, the Virginia guard stole the ball.It figures. For the second-ranked Cavaliers, even their daggers trace back to that punishing defense.Virginia beat the Blue Devils 65-63...
Noren Grabs Lead at Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO * Alex Noren of Sweden has all the credentials to be on the fringe of the elite in golf. He is a nine-time winner on the European Tour, including the flagship BMW PGA Championship, and he cracked the top 10 in the world when he won four times...
Normandy Players Keep on Battling despite Six-Year Losing Streak
WELLSTON * Normandy High senior guard Alexis Jackson never looks at the scoreboard.She would just as soon not see the numbers.The Vikings are mired in a 105-game losing streak, one of the longest current skids in the nation. Their last win came on Feb....
North Carolina State Wins at North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. * Allerik Freeman and North Carolina State seemingly couldn't miss from 3-point range, while the Wolfpack kept relentlessly pushing back any time its highly ranked rival threatened to stretch a lead.Now N.C. State can add another marquee...
O'Fallon Closes in Style with Fourth-Place Finish
O'FALLON, ILL. * O'Fallon High senior Hayden Juenger unleashed the ball down the lane in the 12th and final game at the Boys State Bowling Championships on Saturday afternoon.After the ball smashed into the pins, Juenger strutted back to his teammates...
One Year under Yeo: Lots of Communication, Lots of Wins
This coming Thursday marks one calendar year since Mike Yeo took over as head coach of the Blues.Last Tuesday's 3-0 home victory over Ottawa marked 82 games with Yeo in charge -- the equivalent of one full regular season.And even with some trials and...
People: Actress Says Steven Seagal Raped Her
'On Deadly Ground' actress says Steven Seagal raped herAn actress has alleged Steven Seagal raped her at a wrap party in 1993 for the film "On Deadly Ground," claiming he undressed her and assaulted her on his bed.Regina Simons called the alleged assault...
People: Hannity's Twitter Loss Sparks Conspiracy Theories
'On Deadly Ground' actress says Seagal raped herAn actress has alleged Steven Seagal raped her at a wrap party in 1993 for the movie "On Deadly Ground." Regina Simons called the alleged assault "very predatory, very aggressive and traumatizing," in an...
Pets of the Week: Rat Terrier Mix, a Beagle and a Pit Bull Mix
Magnolia is a sweet 5-year-old rat terrier mix with a soft white and tan coat and a heart that's nearly as big as she is. She's a delicate girl who weighs only about nine pounds, and she would love to find a home that will let her snuggle up under the...
Pietrangelo Wins Passing Event at Skills Competition
TAMPA,Fla. * Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo won the passing challenge competition on Saturday night in the NHL Skills Competition.Pietrangelo completed the course in 46.6 seconds, with Eric Staal of the Minnesota Wild in second at 54.6 seconds.Blues...
Rapper Nelly, Fan File Competing Versions of Sex Encounter
SEATTLE * Rapper Nelly is fighting back against a lawsuit that alleges he raped a fan on his tour bus after a performance in Seattle last year and sexually assaulted two fans in England.Nelly filed court papers Friday in King County Superior Court denying...
Real Places in Oscar-Nominated Films from Dunkirk to Toronto
'CALL ME BY YOUR NAME'For the Italy depicted in "Call Me By Your Name," head to the town of Crema, about an hour from Milan in the northern Lombardy region. Actor Michael Stuhlbarg says the setting was "exquisitely beautiful. ... It was a character in...
Renda, Charlene K. (Nee Jones)
Renda, Charlene K.(nee Jones), Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, Tues., Jan. 23, 2018. Beloved wife of Joseph Renda; dear mother and mother-in-law of Michael Andrew "Andy" Renda, Christy (Scott) Becker and the late Lisa Renda; dear grandmother...
RNC Finance Chairman Resigns amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
WASHINGTON * Casino mogul Steve Wynn has stepped down as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the committee said Saturday."Today I accepted Steve Wynn's resignation as Republican National Committee...
Schenn's All-Star Experience Is Family Affair
As a kid growing up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Brayden Schenn always found time to watch the NHL All-Star Game. He'd sit down with his older brother, Luke, and his parents, Jeff and Rita, to see the game's greatest names face each other. He remembers...
Stay Home If You're Sick Flu Activity Now Highest since 2009 Swine Flu Epidemic (Copy)
Even if you haven't caught the flu this winter, you probably know a friend or co-worker who has.All of that sneezing and coughing on each other has made this season the worst since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, the last time this many people visited the...
St. Louis Theater Circle Names 2018 Nominees
Six theater artists have received two nominations each in the 2018 St. Louis Theater Circle Awards.The double nominees are actor Kari Ely, actor Gary Glasgow, actor and director Ron Himes, director and choreographer Denis Jones, lighting designer Sean...
#Stlstuff: Absorene, the 'Pink Ball of Magic,' Has Cleaned Wallpaper and Books for More Than 125 Years
Ralph Coldewe Jr. remembers sitting at his grandma's house in north St. Louis, playing with a little ball of pink dough that she used to clean soot off the walls. He remembers the gasoline- and oil-like smell of the dough and the little red can it came...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
ACTION SPORTS1 p.m. Winter X Games Aspen, ESPN27:30 p.m. Winter X Games Aspen, ESPNAUTO RACING7 a.m. IMSA: 24 hours at Daytona, FS29:30 a.m. IMSA: 24 hours at Daytona, FS1BASKETBALL11 a.m. College women: Penn State at Purdue, BTN11 a.m. College: George...
(Sun) NBA Hed
Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points to surpass the 25,000-point milestone and Russell Westbrook had 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds to lift the surging Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.Thunder guard...
(Sun) S1GOLF Hed
Henderson leads by oneBrooke Henderson birdied the par-5 18th hole and had a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Shanshan Feng on Saturday in the suspended second round of the wind-swept Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic on Paradise Island.Henderson shot an...
The Baylor Project Living the Dream with Grammy Nominations
Everything jazz duo the Baylor Project has done has been strategic, and that includes a current, early career benchmark -- two Grammy nominations going into Sunday night's 60th annual Grammy Awards ceremony.It was all part of the plan since Marcus Baylor...
Thousands of Students of Color Attend Public Schools Where No Teacher Looks like Them
When Sha'Diya Tomlin began attending Kirkwood High School three years ago, a white teacher asked her: "How many kids do you have?"The teacher had not only assumed she was a teenage mother, but she had mistaken Sha'Diya for another black student.Sha'Diya...
Ticket Tracker
BUSCH STADIUMcardinals.com/journey- Journey, Def Leppard, Aug. 24, on sale information coming soon.CHESTERFIELD AMPHITHEATERgatewayjazzfest.com- Will Downing, Boney James, July 21, $75.DELMAR HALLticketmaster.com- Mvstermind, Jordan Ward, Brock Seals,...
Ticket Tracker for A&E 1/28
Busch Stadiumcardinals.com/journey* Journey, Def Leppard, Aug. 24, on sale information coming soon.Chesterfield Amphitheatergatewayjazzfest.com* Will Downing, Boney James, July 21, $75.Delmar Hallticketmaster.com* Mvstermind, Jordan Ward, Brock Seals,...
Tiffany Haddish Reveals She's Not Ready during Unfocused Pageant Concert
ST. LOUIS - Hot comedian Tiffany Haddish has been riding her own hashtag and catchphrase, #sheready, as part of her schtick.But there was little evidence the "Girls Trip" comedian was ready during the second of two sold-out concerts Friday night at the...
Tillerson Seeks to Show 'America First' Isn't America Alone
WARSAW, Poland * As President Donald Trump declared that "America First does not mean America alone" at a global economic forum in Switzerland, his top diplomat was on a European trip of his own, trying to convince skeptical allies that the oft-repeated...
Trump Letter to African Leaders: Tillerson to Make 1st Visit
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia * President Donald Trump, in a new letter to African leaders, said that he "deeply respects" the people of Africa and that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would make an "extended visit" to the continent in March.African leaders...
Trump Tariff Could Mean Temporary Trouble but Not Ruin for Booming Solar Industry
Mike Hornitschek likes to mention the "solar coaster" -- a reference to the ups and downs that have long dogged the solar industry, often triggered by external forces or policies beyond its control."You spend enough time in this industry, and every year...
Whitfield Knocks off Larger Schools on Way to Thrasher Tournament Crown
WELDON SPRING * The Whitfield wrestling team took on the big boys in the Kyle Thrasher Tournament at Francis Howell on Saturday and successfully defended its team title.The defending Class 1 state champs finished the two-day, 36-team event with 201 points,...
Winzen, Walter James Walter (Bud) Winzen Passed Away Peacefully on January 19
Winzen, Walter James Walter (Bud) Winzen passed away peacefully on January 19, 2018. He lived a robust and full life for 75 years enjoying the things he loved most: Family, Friends, Business, Golf, Movies, Sports and Travel. He'll forever be lovingly...
World Briefs
Detained Saudi billionaire investor prince is releasedPrince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire investor who was detained in Saudi Arabia more than two months ago as part of what officials called an "anti-corruption" probe, was released from custody...
World Remembers Holocaust amid Signs of Rising Hatred
WARSAW, Poland * Elderly Holocaust survivors wearing striped scarves that recalled their uniforms as prisoners of Nazi Germany made a yearly pilgrimage to Auschwitz on Saturday, exactly 73 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp in occupied...
Wozniacki Edges Halep for Her First Major Championship
MELBOURNE, Australia * It took Caroline Wozniacki 43 majors, including two failed attempts in finals, before finally claiming her first Grand Slam singles title.One of the first things she did as a champion was apologize to top-seeded Simona Halep after...
Wrestling: Whitfield Takes Down Larger Schools to Win Thrasher Tournament
WELDON SPRING - The Whitfield wrestling team took on the big boys in the Kyle Thrasher Tournament at Francis Howell on Saturday and successfully defended its team title.The defending Class 1 state champs finished the two-day, 36-team event with 201 points,...
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