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Articles from February 11, 2018

10 Areas in Question for the Cardinals as Spring Arrives
JUPITER, Fla. * Inevitably during their informal workouts these past few weeks, three of the infielders the Cardinals are counting on to pilot the club back to the postseason will start talking about what it takes to get off the ground this year. Middle...
10 Areas in Question for the Cardinals as Spring Arrives
NEWCOMER MADDUX'S INFLUENCE; CAN GREGERSON CLOSE?; WAINO AND ROTATIONAL CONCERNS; WHO'S THE FOURTH OUTFIELDER?; NEW ROLE FOR CARPENTER; WHAT'S REYES' ROLE?JUPITER, Fla. - Inevitably during their informal workouts these past few weeks, three of the infielders...
330 Dogs Leap, Zip and Whirl in Westminster Agility Contest
NEW YORK * Leslie Holm has no trouble pulling together a big-time performance. She spent 19 years as a lighting technician and electrician on tours by acts ranging from Beyonc to Bon Jovi.But guiding her dog, Riley Nico, through the Westminster Kennel...
Aisha Sultan: A Fracas over Grocery Meats
I deliberately tried to draw attention to what I was about to say."I have been thinking about something," I announced.Dramatic pause."And, after thinking and reading about it for a long time, I've come to a decision," I said. My husband perked up and...
Aldi Invests in Existing Stores as It Plans New Ones
No-frills grocery discount chain Aldi is renovating dozens of its St. Louis area stores as part of a nationwide overhaul of its properties, and it's scouting the region for new locations.Aldi will reopen its University City store at 7701 Olive Boulevard...
At Home: Glendale Home Is Full of Vintage Toys, Decorating Delights
It's been said a home's interior reflects its owner's personality. Debbie McCormac is a perfect example. Like Debbie, her circa 1946 Glendale home is full of warmth, hospitality and just plain fun.McCormac's flair for creating whimsical and charming...
Australian Bush Provides Setting for Jane Harper's Second Novel
Investigating financial malfeasance takes Aaron Falk, federal agent, into the Australian wilderness in the second book by Jane Harper, author of "The Dry," an absorbing debut novel that introduced Falk and followed him through a harrowing season of crime-solving...
Aviation Assets: The View from 35,000 Feet
The city of St. Louis was once the fourth-largest in the nation whose economic success allowed our forefathers to build some of the nation's most beautiful neighborhoods and lay the groundwork for a city of a million people. Our city lost its competitive...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Feb. 4
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Feb. 4.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Dark in Death" * J.D. Robb2. "Still Me" * Jojo Moyes3. "The Woman in the Window" * A.J. Finn4. "Fall From Grace" * Danielle Steel5. "Little Fires...
'Black Panther' and Other Great Moments in African-American Cinema
As Marvel's "Black Panther" lunges into theaters this week, its breakout superhero is poised to declaw the competition.An opening weekend gross of more than $150 million is expected for the film, which has set a superhero-movie presale record.What's...
Blues Roll Home on a High
The Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg is the smallest building in the NHL, but with about eight minutes to go in the Blues' game against the Jets, you wouldn't know it. Winnipeg's Patrick Laine had just scored a power-play goal to cut the Blues' lead, once...
Blues Roll Home on a High
The Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg is the smallest building in the NHL, but with about eight minutes to go in the Blues' game against the Jets, you wouldn't know it. Winnipeg's Patrick Laine had just scored a power-play goal to cut the Blues' lead, once...
Bridges' 3-Pointer Lefts No. 4 Michigan State over No. 3 Purdue
EAST LANSING, Mich. * Miles Bridges delivered at a key moment in a big game for Michigan State. Forget about the NBA. This is worth the wait for the talented sophomore.Bridges connected on a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left and finished with...
Cameron Fusco Loses Again to Malik Johnson
SAPPINGTON * Cameron Fusco could have taken a softer road to a potential state wrestling title.But the Seckman High senior wanted the toughest challenge possible.So he choose to compete at 126 pounds this postseason, the same weight class as longtime...
Cape Town's Water Crisis Highlights City's Rich-Poor Divide
CAPE TOWN, South Africa * "Day Zero" is approaching as South Africa's showcase city of Cape Town prepares to turn off most water taps amid the worst drought in a century. Tension among the 4 million residents is highlighting a class divide in a country...
College Basketball Roundup: Baylor Charges by No. 10 Kansas
Baylor rolls over No. 10 KansasManu Lecomte scored eight straight points for Baylor after Kansas had pulled within a basket, and the senior guard finished with 18 to help the host Bears win 80-64. The 10th-ranked Jayhawks (19-6, 8-4 Big 12) trailed 30-20...
Comedy Highbrow and Low Mix It Up in 'Red Scare on Sunset'
With "Red Scare on Sunset," Stray Dog Theater takes another deep dive into the inkwell of Charles Busch the campy, hilarious and astute writer whose comedies "Die! Mommie! Die!" and "Psycho Beach Party" were big hits for the troupe in seasons past.This...
Come Visit: South Korea's Leader Invited to North Korea
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea * A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea's president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty's southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included some Korean liquor over lunch and...
Community Events
SUNDAYGateway Garden Railroad Club Winter Jamboree - A day for model train enthusiasts. Buy, sell or just look at scale sizes: 1:32, 1:29, 1:24, 1:22.5, 1:20.3, and 7/8 plus layouts and clinics. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Mariner's Village Conference...
Community Events 2-11-18
SundayGateway Garden Railroad Club Winter Jamboree * A day for model train enthusiasts. Buy, sell or just look at scale sizes: 1:32, 1:29, 1:24, 1:22.5, 1:20.3, and 7/8 plus layouts and clinics. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Mariner's Village Conference...
Curling Club Takes over Creve Coeur Ice Rink
Hockey is over.The Zamboni crawls across the rink at Creve Coeur Ice Arena, leaving a shimmery smooth surface in its wake.But not for long.About a dozen members of the St. Louis Curling Club are hustling around outside the rink. A couple of people grab...
Digest: V. Williams, U.S. Women Take 2-0 Lead in Fed Cup
Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe won their singles matches Saturday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead over the Netherlands in its Fed Cup title defense in Asheville, N.C.Williams beat Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-4 in to improve her career singles record to 776-224.Vandeweghe...
Dille, Earl Kaye 1927-2018. Mr. Dille Died Peacefully on Wednesday
Dille, Earl Kaye1927-2018. Mr. Dille died peacefully on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the age of 90. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Martha Merrill Dille; two sons Thomas Dille (Brenda) of Austin, TX and James Dille (Laura Placio); three...
Down the Chute: 'Fun and Frivolity' at Maine Toboggan Competition
CAMDEN, Maine * While world-class Olympic athletes compete in South Korea, teams with names such as the "Trophy Husbands," "Frozen Boogers" and "Nothing to Luge" are holding their own winter competition in Maine to see who's fastest down an old-fashioned...
Dutch Speedskaters Dominate Women's 3,000 Meters
In another jaw-dropping performance by the Netherlands on the first day of the Olympic speedskating program, the Dutch raised expectations that their record 23-medal haul from Sochi could be within reach.Carlijn Achtereekte towered over two-time 3,000-meter...
Editorial: Lawmakers Make It Easier for Monopolies to Raise Electricity and Gas Rates
Correction published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - The changes to electric company regulatory rules created by legislation advanced by the Missouri Senate last week do not affect regulation for other types of utilities. An editorial Sunday said regulatory...
Editorial: Sen. Rand Paul Calls His Colleagues out for Hypocrisy. and He's Right
Sen. Rand Paul was right to put his foot down and call hypocrisy by its name. The Kentucky Republican briefly forced a government shutdown early Friday by delaying a Senate vote required to advance the government's spending authority. Paul was making...
Eleanor Roosevelt's Love (Not FDR) Fictionalized in 'White Houses'
Amy Bloom always captures love on the page honestly and lushly.Since her first book, "Come to Me," was a National Book Award finalist 25 years ago, and its "Love Is Not a Pie" appeared in "Best American Short Stories 1991," Bloom has been trapping the...
False Alarms Highlight Weaknesses in National Alert System
Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a twinge of fear. His co-workers, who got the same...
Get out of Downtown and into Chicago's Unique Neighborhoods
Most of us head to Chicago for a long weekend and check out the usuals: the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Technology, Navy Pier, the theater, Lake Michigan, and of course, Chicago-style pizza.Recently, thanks to the convenience of Uber and...
Get out of Downtown and into Chicago's Unique Neighborhoods
Most of us head to Chicago for a long weekend and check out the usuals: the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Technology, Navy Pier, the theater, Lake Michigan, and of course, Chicago-style pizza.Recently, thanks to the convenience of Uber and...
Getting Music Heard Is the Mission for Texas Country Star William Clark Green
If you head out to hear William Clark Green bring his Texas brand of music to St. Louis, he may be wondering how you ever heard of him.He's glad you did, for sure, but he has topped the Texas country charts, not the mainstream stuff that gets played...
Goodwin, French Energize St. Louis U. in Victory over la Salle
Jordan Goodwin has not displayed a fear of shooting in his freshman season at St. Louis University, the result being that he has the most field-goal attempts on the team.Fellow freshman Hasahn French has not been nearly as insistent about seeking the...
Goodwin, French Energize St. Louis U. in Victory over la Salle
Jordan Goodwin has not displayed a fear of shooting in his freshman season at St. Louis University, the result being that he has the most field-goal attempts on the team.Fellow freshman Hasahn French has not been nearly as insistent about seeking the...
Goodwin Scores Career-High 28 as SLU Beats la Salle
The swing last season was 36 points.That was the difference between the margin of St. Louis University's 21-point loss at La Salle and the margin of the Billikens' 15-point win over the Explorers later in the season.And it was one reason for hope Saturday...
Help for Puerto Rican College Students Has Islanders Worried
PROVIDENCE, R.I. * It sounded like a scam at first. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Brown University was offering to pick up 40 of the island's top students in a private jet and shuttle them to the Ivy League school to study for...
His Doctor Said It Was Cancer. It Was Not. but the Lab Mix-Up News Came Too Late
ST. LOUIS * Last April, Harald Boerstler went in for his annual checkup. Among the results: an elevated protein level in his blood that could signal prostate cancer. The doctor told Boerstler high readings do not always signify cancer and he could wait...
Hochman: Taking a Pass on Darvish
JUPITER, Fla. * Birds speckled the sanctuary. It's the spring training of spring training here, Cardinals getting ready to get ready, and on Saturday, there was pitcher Jack Flaherty, quietly scooting side-to-side for soft grounders, becoming a little...
Hochman: Taking a Pass on Darvish
JUPITER, Fla. - Birds speckled the sanctuary. It's the spring training of spring training here, Cardinals getting ready to get ready, and on Saturday, there was pitcher Jack Flaherty, quietly scooting side-to-side for soft grounders, becoming a little...
Invest STL to Link Private Donors with Groups Focused on Stabilizing, Strengthening Neighborhoods
For years, federal support for neighborhood development has dwindled.And unlike other cities, there hasn't been as much of a backstop from the philanthropic community to keep community development groups in the business of place-based initiatives focused...
It's Normal for Boston Ferns to Lose Leaves in the Winter
Q * I have a large Boston fern that is dropping a lot of leaves. It is sufficiently watered and gets adequate light. Is this leaf loss normal? It is in a pot I am not crazy about. Plastic, with one of those attached "saucers" that makes it hard to check...
Kyle Busch Sets Sights on Daytona Sequel and Beyond
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. * Kurt Busch is ready for his close-up outside the car. Busch signed with an entertainment agency in the offseason and may soon make the leap from stock cars to the silver screen.Busch could beef up his IMDB page instead of racing...
Law & Order
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. > First-degree murder charge filed against suspect in Macoupin County shooting * The man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman in Chesterfield, Ill., has been charged with first-degree murder, the Macoupin County...
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 11
St. Louis has made many contributions to space programWe were thrilled to see that the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket generated enough excitement to merit an editorial for this bold accomplishment ("The right stuff," Feb. 8). At the St. Louis Science...
Lobbying Expenses Spiked as Congress Shaped Tax Overhaul
WASHINGTON * Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in more than 30 years.The...
Made in St. Louis: Mahnal Jewelry Designer Wraps Her Brass Designs in Minimalist Style
Shayba Muhammad of Mahnal fashions elegantly simple jewelry. She forms descriptive lines of brass wire into necklaces that define neck, shoulder and back. Her necklaces often highlight a shape or a feature, as in the centered wave of the Ola necklace...
McClellan: Eric Greitens and Bill Clinton – Two Peas in a Pod
Why doesn't St. Louis have a bath house?The thought occurred to me as I was soaking in a tub in Hot Springs, Ark. Admittedly, the tub was supposed to be filled with mineral water, which was once thought to have healing powers, but a bath house here could...
McClellan: Eric Greitens and Bill Clinton Two Peas in a Pod
Why doesn't St. Louis have a bath house?The thought occurred to me as I was soaking in a tub in Hot Springs, Ark. Admittedly, the tub was supposed to be filled with mineral water, which was once thought to have healing powers, but a bath house here could...
Messenger: Odd Filibuster over Ameren Bill Brings Focus to Debate That Is All about the Money
Sen. Rob Schaaf walked slowly into his corner office on the fourth floor of the Missouri Capitol.The unmistakable smell of microwave popcorn wafted through the air.Schaaf paused, turned to his aides, and asked:"Is that popcorn?"It's not hard to understand...
Mizzou Blows Late Lead, Rallies for Fourth Straight Win
COLUMBIA, MO. * Jen Loos can pick a winner.As part of Saturday's "Rally for Rhyan" day at Mizzou Arena, every member of Missouri's basketball team wore the name of a young cancer patient on his shirt during pregame warmups. It was Jen, the wife of former...
Morrill, Irene Randolph Irene Was Born on August 15
Morrill, Irene Randolph Irene was born on August 15, 1921 to the late Nathaniel Burwell Randolph and Irene Niedringhaus Randolph. She died peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Wife of the late Henry Leighton Morrill; mother of Lenita "Lani" Morrill...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyFarmland values rise even as farming becomes less lucrative * Farmers are making less money, but the land they own or rent continues to go up in value.The St. Louis Federal...
Music Review: A Choral Extravaganza from Tovey and the SLSO
It's hard to find a fitting companion piece for Carl Orff's "Carmina burana," the distinctive and much imitated 20th-century choral blockbuster.With this weekend's programs by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Bramwell Tovey managed...
Nation Briefs: Pennsylvania Republicans Offer New District Map
Ex-Olympic doctor in Arizona prisonDisgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to a federal prison in Tucson, Ariz. The Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate registry on Saturday showed that Nassar, 54, was housed at the high...
Notebook: Cubs Sign Darvish for Six Years, $126 Million
The winter-long dance is over. Yu Darvish is joining the Chicago Cubs.Darvish has agreed to a $126 million, six-year contract with Chicago, giving the Cubs one of the deepest rotations in baseball and taking one of the top players off the slow-moving...
On Drug Costs, Modest Steps Follow Trump's Big Promises
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump makes big promises to reduce prescription drug costs, but his administration is gravitating to relatively modest steps such as letting Medicare patients share in manufacturer rebates.Those ideas would represent tangible...
O'Neill, Debra L. (Nee Gipson) Was Born on September 19
O'Neill, Debra L. (nee Gipson) was born on September 19, 1954 in E. St. Louis, IL and passed away from ALS on February 4, 2018. Deb was raised in Collinsville, IL by her mother, the late Helen (McCain) Gipson Sommer and maternal grandparents, the late...
Ortiz: A Tale of Two Hockey Teams
The Blues are back, or at least it seems that way. For now.Considering how coach Mike Yeo's men have dismantled their last two opponents by a combined score of 11-3, there's plenty of reason for optimism if you care about the Blue Note.Are they really...
Ortiz: A Tale of Two Hockey Teams
The Blues are back, or at least it seems that way. For now.Considering how coach Mike Yeo's men have dismantled their last two opponents by a combined score of 11-3, there's plenty of reason for optimism if you care about the Blue Note.Are they really...
OxyContin Maker Will Stop Promoting Opioids to Doctors
NEW YORK * The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current drug abuse epidemic.OxyContin has long been the...
Pennsylvania Race to Test How Tax Law Plays with Voters
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. * In southwestern Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse...
People - Father of Teen Missing in Aruba: TV Show Wasn't Scripted
'Catastrophe' star shares news of son's death from cancer"Catastrophe" star and co-creator Rob Delaney says his son has died from cancer.He memorializes the boy as "smart, funny, and mischievous" in a Facebook post. Henry Delaney was diagnosed with a...
People: McGowan Responds to Ex-Manager's Suicide
'Catastrophe' star shares news of son's death from cancer"Catastrophe" star and co-creator Rob Delaney says his son, 2, has died from cancer. He memorializes the boy as "smart, funny, and mischievous" in a Facebook post. Henry Delaney was diagnosed with...
Pets of the Week: A Chihuahua Mix, a Foxhound Mix and a Guinea Pig
Milo is a handsome 4-year-old Chihuahua mix with a coat the color of lightly toasted marshmallows, and a heart made of solid gold. This sweet boy only weighs about 17 pounds and with his small size and adorable, floppy ears, he might just look like a...
Saller, Stephen John May 23
Saller, Stephen John May 23, 1939 February 9, 2018 Mr. Saller was born in Colorado Springs, CO, the son of Oliver G. and Alfreda B. Saller; husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Stephen was raised in St. Louis and graduated from Chaminade College...
Salt, the Solution to Winter's Dangers, Threatens U.S. Waters
CONCORD, N.H. * When roads turn into ice rinks, consider trying beet juice, molasses and even beer or cheese waste to make them safer. So say experts who fear road salt is starting to take a toll on the nation's waterways, putting everything from fish...
Snowboarder Wins First Gold Medal for U.S
Red Gerard and his brothers built their own snowboarding features park in the backyard of their Colorado home as kids, one that provided them a gateway into a sport that is an equal mix of technical precision and daring creativity.Halfway across the...
St. Louisans Brave the Cold for a Mardi Gras Tradition
ST. LOUIS * Chilly temperatures and a bit of rain did little to dampen the city's Mardi Gras celebrations, as the streets of Soulard on Saturday were packed with St. Louisans sharing booze and beads.Besides, this weekend's Mardi Gras parade was hardly...
St. Louis Native and Clothing Designer Says 'Black Panther' Costumes Depict Africans in New Light
Clothing designer Kevin Mayes has worked on big movie and TV projects before, including "Selma," "Keeping Up With the Joneses," "Devious Maids," "Being Mary Jane," the reboot of "Roots" and more Tyler Perry projects than he can remember.But Mayes, born...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING11 a.m. NASCAR: Daytona 500, qualifying, KTVI (2)2 p.m. NASCAR: Advance Auto Parts Clash, FS14 p.m. NHRA: Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, FS1BASKETBALL11 a.m. College women: Maryland at Rutgers, BTN11 a.m. College women: Michigan at Michigan...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING11 a.m. NASCAR: Daytona 500, qualifying, KTVI (2)2 p.m. NASCAR: Advance Auto Parts Clash, FS14 p.m. NHRA: Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, FS1BASKETBALL11 a.m. College women: Maryland at Rutgers, BTN11 a.m. College women: Michigan at Michigan...
Sun NBA
Anthony Davis had 44 points and 17 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double, and the New Orleans Pelicans recovered after blowing a 28-point lead to beat the host Brooklyn Nets 138-128 in two overtimes on Saturday night.Rondo finished with 25 points,...
Sun OLYTOP (Copy)
diggins makes history for u.s. women's cross countryShe didn't medal, but Jessie Diggins' fifth-place finish in skiathlon is the highest placing for a U.S. woman in Olympics history. Sweden's Charlotte Kalla won the first gold of the 2018 Games, her...
They Spoke out Pre-#MeToo and Cheer It, with Note of Caution
NEW YORK * The newspaper was about to come out with Leesa Perazzo's account of being raped at 16. She was relieved. And petrified.She had never told her story so publicly but thought it could help other victims. Yet Perazzo, a Schenectady city councilwoman,...
Town Hall in Ferguson Highlights New Push to Raise Missouri Minimum Wage
FERGUSON * Betty Douglas has worked a decade at McDonald's in the St. Louis area, but she still barely makes more than the state minimum wage.Douglas, who says she is paid $7.90 an hour, struggles to keep up with bills. Utility disconnection warnings...
Transmission: Impossible? Logistics, Bureaucracy Choke Wind Power Plan
Experts say that building wind farms is the easy part. Far bigger complications arise when it comes to building transmission to distribute the energy produced challenges that are on full display in Missouri.With western-neighbor Plains states teeming...
Traube, John Carter 48
Traube, John Carter 48, of Columbia, IL passed Sunday 02/04/2018 at 2:04 a.m. John passed peacefully with his wife by his side after heroically battling brain cancer for the last 14 months. Born to Carolyn C. Traube and David L. Traube on December 11,...
Trump Accuses Democrats of Playing Politics with Memo
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump accused the Democrats on Saturday of playing politics with classified information, asserting that their memo countering GOP allegations about the conduct of the FBI's Russia probe was a trap meant to "blame the White...
TV Schedule - Winter Olympics
SUNDAY4-8 a.m. - Biathlon: men's 10K sprint final (live); Speedskating: men's 5,000 final; Cross Country: men's skiathlon final (NBCSN)6-8:30 a.m. - Women's hockey: Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia (live, USA)12:30-4:30 p.m. - Curling: mixed...
U.S. Judge Orders Missouri Prison to Give Hormonal Therapy, Other Treatment to Transgender Inmate
ST. LOUIS * A federal judge here ruled Friday that the Missouri prison system must provide hormone therapy for a transgender inmate serving a murder sentence.The ruling came in a lawsuit challenging the system's policy barring the treatment for inmates...
Virginia Tech Upends No. 2 Virginia in OT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. * Kerry Blackshear Jr. turned a forgettable night into a most memorable one, and he and his Virginia Tech teammates likely kept No. 2 Virginia from ascending to No. 1 for the first time since 1983 with a 61-60 overtime victory Saturday.Blackshear...
What's Jason Kander Really Up To?
WASHINGTON * A supportive crowd of at least 100 students, many of them self-professed young progressives intent on changing the world, came to American University recently to hear Jason Kander.How, one asks the former Missouri secretary of state and...
When the Newspaper Closed, This Town Library Started One
WEARE, N.H. * Weeks after Weare's only newspaper shut down, a resident had a proposal: The library should start one.Librarian Mike Sullivan jumped on the idea and, for the past year, has been producing Weare in the World.The four-page publication comes...
World Briefs: Small Quake Strikes S. Korea
Brazilians take their Carnival seriously amid the funAmid a lackluster economy, a massive corruption investigation and increasing political polarization, Brazilians let off steam Saturday during the first full day of Carnival, a holiday long considered...
Wrestling: Postseason Scoreboard
ILLINOIS SECTIONALSCLASS 3A ALTON(Finals and area results)106 Championship: Dylan Amico, Plainfield North, dec. Josh Koderhandt, Belleville West, 14-10(113) Championship: Noah Surtin, Edwardsville, dec. Enzo Silva, Plainfield South, 3-0120 Championship:...
Wrestling: Seckman Senior Fusco Takes Challenging Road to State; CBC Grabs District Crown
SAPPINGTON - Cameron Fusco could have taken a softer road to a potential state wrestling title.But the Seckman High senior wanted the toughest challenge possible.So he choose to compete at 126 pounds this postseason, the same weight class as longtime...
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