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Articles from March 16, 2018

50 Years Ago, the My Lai Massacre Shamed the U.S. Military
MY LAI, Vietnam * The shudder of artillery fire woke the boy at 5:30 a.m. Three American soldiers appeared at his family's home a couple of hours later and forced the mother and five children into their bomb shelter, a structure almost every rural home...
'7 Days in Entebbe' Lacks Thrills
Wilfried Bose (Daniel Bruhl) and Brigitte Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike) are on a mission. Alongside other terrorists, they plan to hijack an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, holding the mostly Jewish passengers hostage and forcing Israel...
After Complaint, Greitens Choosing Ethics Committee Is a "Constitutional Crisis," Senator Says
JEFFERSON CITY * A Missouri senator said Thursday that the state faces a "constitutional crisis" because Gov. Eric Greitens, the subject of a recent complaint with the state's ethical watchdog, was now in a position to appoint the people who would rule...
After Four Years, Prominent Attorney Scott Rosenblum's Legal Battle Following DWI Arrest Is Over
The legal saga that followed defense lawyer Scott Rosenblum's arrest for driving while intoxicated after a 2014 crash appears to be at an end.Rosenblum maintains he wasn't intoxicated when he hit an oncoming pickup in Brentwood four years ago, and a...
A Hoboken Love Story Sings to Its Own Music
Many theaters are concerned about the "graying of the audience," and some actively seek ways to attract young theatergoers. But with its new production of "The Last Romance," Insight Theatre Company takes another tack: It embraces the audience that comes.With...
Best Bets: 'Born Yesterday,' Steve Earle & the Dukes, Graham Nash, Lecrae
FRIDAY Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi the Prynce (Editor's pick)When 8 p.m. Friday * Where The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Avenue * How much Sold out * More info ticketfly.comSouthern rapper Big K.R.I.T. will have fans packed into the Ready Room on Friday in support...
Blues' Playoff Hopes Absorb a Blow in 4-1 Loss to Avalanche
With a chance to move within one point of a wild-card spot, the Blues' playoff hopes suffered a big blow Thursday with a 4-1 loss to Colorado before 18,885 at Scottrade Center.They threw a lot at Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov 45 shots on goal, and...
Box Office Top 20: 'Black Panther' Holds Grip on No. 1 Spot
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters March 9 through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1....
Boys Basketball: Chaminade Rallies from the Dead, Stuns Rock Bridge
SPRINGFIELD, MO. * Frank Bennett had an ace in the hole he never hoped he had to use.Come halftime he played it.The Chaminade basketball coach, Bennett enlightened his Red Devils about what happened the last time Chaminade met Rock Bridge in a state...
Boys Basketball: Gordon Scores 40 as Webster Groves Rolls into Class 5 Final
SPRINGFIELD, MO. * Carte'Are Gordon was exhausted walking into the locker room at halftime.He got tired of watching Jalen Lewis bury 3-pointers.Especially the one he hit right before halftime."Jalen was having a really great game," Gordon said. "It was...
Boys Basketball: Williams Revels in Unsung Hero Role as Belleville West Plays First State Semifinal since 1966
Belleville West senior Curtis Williams squeezed his eyes shut as he laid on the hardwood trying to catch his rapidly escaping breath.He saw stars as his eyes fluttered open, and as his vision snapped into focus, he saw more stars.His teammates."They've...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSThe Missouri Society of Professional Engineers named David Wakeman, senior vice president for corporate safety, operations oversight and optimization at Ameren Corp., as Engineer of the Year.Dr. Edmond B. Cabbabe, a plastic surgeon, was presented...
Business Digest
Whistleblower claims Walmart cheated on e-commerce * Walmart Inc. was sued on Thursday by a former executive who accused the world's largest retailer of issuing misleading e-commerce results, amid growing pressure from Amazon.com Inc., and firing him...
Cafe Piazza's Artwork Wows, but the Pizza Steals the Show
At Cafe Piazza, you must remind yourself to glance at your food. This isn't a slight on the pizza at this Benton Park restaurant, but the pizza here looks like pizza, while the ceiling is a tourist-board fever dream. A mural of St. Louis history, inspired...
Cardinals Notebook: Reyes Faces Hitters, Including Wainwright
JUPITER, Fla. * The scouting report Alex Reyes had was incomplete on one of the hitters he faced Thursday during another in his long line of backfield appearances. He knew without any stats that the righthanded batter was "a big tall guy who can really...
Cardinals Pitcher Flaherty Is Making an Impression
JUPITER, Fla. * The main reason the Cardinals showed little interest in former righthander Lance Lynn or even Jake Arrieta, another free agent, in what has become a lengthy offseason for numerous players?Jack Flaherty."It didn't make sense for us to...
City Restaurants Follow the Money Westward, Open New Locations
Alex Donley bought a food truck for Gioia's Deli in 2014 with the goal of introducing the broader St. Louis region to his nearly 100-year-old deli on the Hill.Turns out, the truck introduced Donley to the suburbs."We set up at a lot of corporations and...
Complaint Claims Trump Lawyers Threatened Panama Magistrate
PANAMA CITY * Attorneys for President Donald Trump's family hotel business threatened a Panamanian judicial official handling a dispute related to Trump Hotels' management of a 70-story luxury hotel, according to a complaint filed with the anti-corruption...
Congress Demands Pentagon, DOJ Investigate Child Sex Assault
Senior members of Congress have called for investigations and a hearing in response to an Associated Press report that details how the U.S. military frequently fails to protect or provide justice to the children of service members when they sexually...
Democrat Says Hawley Broke the Law by Not Disclosing Free Legal Services He Received
JEFFERSON CITY * A St. Louis County attorney said she filed a complaint with the Missouri Ethics Commission this week accusing state Attorney General Josh Hawley of violating Missouri law by failing to report free legal services he received in 2016.Jane...
DIGEST: SLU Ends Season with WNIT Loss
SLU ends season with WNIT lossKansas State scored the first five points of the game and St. Louis University was never able to gain the lead as the Billikens lost in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament 75-61 in Manhattan, Kan.,...
East: Texas Tech Uses Late Surge to Win
Keenan Evans split through defenders, made a layup and then paused briefly to give a quick pose to the camera under the basket.After Texas Tech lost in the NCAA Tournament two years ago and didn't even make the field last season, the All-Big 12 senior...
Editorial: Health Insurance Company Makes Big Profits by Playing Hardball
In the past year, the health insurance company Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield drew attention for stiffing patients in Missouri and other states for seeking emergency care that Anthem later decided wasn't an emergency. It also drew attention for dropping...
Editorial: Trump, by His Own Admission, Is a Liar. and That's a Sad Statement
President Donald Trump admitted to a St. Louis-area audience Wednesday that he outright lied to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help justify imposing tariffs and renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. It wasn't just a little...
Edmundson Is Back in Blues Lineup vs. Avs
Joel Edmundson returned to action for the Blues on Thursday, five weeks after he broke his forearm blocking a shot and one week earlier than initially expected.And don't think that the way Edmundson who scored a goal in his return got hurt will make...
FDA Begins Push to Cut Addictive Nicotine in Cigarettes
WASHINGTON * Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked.The Food and Drug Administration...
Ferguson's Little Library Caught the Nation's Attention in 2014. Now the Donations Are Running Out
FERGUSON * Back in 2014, the Ferguson Municipal Public Library's offerings beyond checking out books were scant just a summer reading program.That was before an unarmed teenager was shot to death by a police officer on Aug. 9, spawning protests and...
Girls Basketball: Kirkwood Stays Hungry in Rolling Past Liberty in Class 5 Semifinal
SPRINGFIELD, MO. * An air of irritation lingered in the postgame press conference for the Kirkwood High girls basketball team Thursday.It didn't have anything to do with missed assignments or poor shooting by the Pioneers, who beat Liberty of Kansas...
Greitens' Campaign Blasted Lobbyists, Then Brought in a New One
JEFFERSON CITY * Gov. Eric Greitens swept into office pledging to clean up Missouri's capital city by taking on lobbyists and political consultants.But when it came time to plan Greitens' transition from political newcomer to the state's 56th chief executive,...
Greitens' Former Lover and Prosecutors Oppose Cameras in the Courtroom for the Governor's Trial
ST. LOUIS * A lawyer for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' former lover, as well as prosecutors, said Thursday that they would oppose cameras in the courtroom during Greitens' trial.Scott Simpson, one of the woman's lawyers, said that she was trying to maintain...
Hochman: Training Wheels Are off for Mizzou's Porter Jr
NASHVILLE, TENN. * Michael Porter Jr.'s bike had training wheels, but this particular day in the neighborhood, he spotted a bike without them so he hopped on and just started riding.He was 2."That made me raise an eyebrow right there," Michael Porter...
It's Easy Being Green This St. Patrick's Day: Choose from 4 Area Parades
Want to see a St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday? It's your lucky day.You have four good choices: downtown, Dogtown, Cottleville or Belleville.The Ancient Order of Hibernians parade in Dogtown is held on March 17, no matter what day of the week it...
Jailhouse Phone Calls Trigger Murder Charges in Killings of Two St. Louis Teens
ST. LOUIS * Recorded jailhouse phone calls have led to murder charges against four men linked to the killings of two teens, one of whom was a witness to the other's death, charging documents say.Charged Thursday in St. Louis Circuit Court were Keith...
K.D. Lang Gives Her Classic 'Ingnue' a Fresh 25th-Anniversary Spin
Revisiting her signature "Ingnue" album on its 25th anniversary is something k.d. lang had been anticipating. But she's not one to flip out over how much time has passed. ("Ingnue" was released in March 1992, if you're doing the math.)"I'm not that attached...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Suspect found not guilty in fatal stabbing * A St. Louis man who stabbed another 13 times during a fight in the Baden neighborhood was found not guilty Wednesday night of murder.Terrell McDaniel, 36, of the 4800 block of Sacramento Avenue,...
Letters to the Editor, March 16
Students demand that gun safety laws be re-evaluatedI go to Affton High School. On Wednesday, I participated in the 17-minute nationwide walkout. It was amazing and inspiring to see everyone who walked out with me, but it is not enough. It sends a message,...
Martin Held Tigers Together during Challenging Season
NASHVILLE, TENN. * On the one-year anniversary of the day Missouri hired him to run its men's basketball program, Cuonzo Martin stood on the court Thursday at Bridgestone Arena and watched his team practice, his feet planted on the massive black and...
Media Views: Declining NCAA 'Selection Show' Needs to Find Its Pace
Too slow. Too fast.Those producing the NCAA Tournament "Selection Show" just can't seem to find the proper pace.Two years ago, CBS was widely panned for its plodding approach to unveiling the NCAA Tournament field, as it took 20 minutes for the first...
Messenger: Landmark Ruling Cements Flooding Reality: The Missouri River Needs Room to Roam
Seven years ago, David Shorr gave me some good advice.I was in the middle of writing a three-part editorial series on the historic conundrum of Missouri River flooding, and the former director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, now an attorney...
Midwest: Rhode Island Knocks Young, Sooners out of Tournament
Here's the skinny on a Philly guard called Fatts: The player with the best nickname in the tournament given because he was a chunky baby turned in the stout performance Rhode Island required to win.Fatts Russell hit three 3s and showed that for this...
Mizzou Adjusts for NCAA Opener without Barnett
NASHVILLE, TENN. * As the NCAA Tournament got started elsewhere around the country Thursday, Missouri's latest edition of its shorthanded lineup practiced here at Bridgestone Arena with its seven available scholarship players. Jordan Barnett, suspended...
Mnuchin Talks Tax Cuts, Military Spending and Flyover Country
When President Donald Trump swung through St. Louis on Wednesday to tout new tax cuts, accompanying him was Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.The former Goldman Sachs executive and Hollywood financier joined Trump's campaign in May 2016 as finance chairman...
'Multiple' Fatalities When Bridge Collapses onto Vehicles
MIAMI * Florida officials said Thursday that four people had been found dead in the rubble of a collapsed pedestrian bridge in southern Florida, where the frantic search for any survivors continued past nightfall.Fire Chief Dave Downey said at an evening...
'My God, That's the Pope:' St. Louis University High Band Spontaneously Plays for Pope Francis in Vatican
ST. LOUIS * A group of 45 band students from St. Louis University High School were excited to be performing before thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican Wednesday.Then something truly extraordinary happened.A Vatican police officer...
National Service: Getting Things Done for St. Louis
Few things bring Missourians together like service to their country and community. Whether it's responding to natural disasters or helping returning veterans, Missourians from all walks of life come together to help their neighbors. Time after time,...
Nation Briefs: Four Indicted in Hazing Death of Student at LSU
DeVos forgives loans to four black collegesThe U.S. Department of Education is granting full forgiveness of $322 million in loans made to four historically black colleges and universities that suffered damage after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck...
New Hazelwood Industrial Park Could Keep Portion of State Taxes
A planned 385-acre, $220 million warehouse and logistics park planned to the north of the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood is poised to receive assistance from a new economic development tool that diverts state income taxes.The St. Louis County Port...
New-Look STLFC to Open 2018 Season in Texas
Anthony Pulis, St. Louis FC's new coach, likes what he saw over the last five weeks as his club prepared for the 2018 United Soccer League season. But how will that translate when the team opens the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Texas against the Rio...
ORTIZ: Blues Keep Failing to Generate Momentum
It's almost as though the Blues cannot help themselves anymore. Sisyphus had an easier time rolling that boulder up the hill, or so it would seem.Just when their fans start believing in them again, the Blues find a way to let the boulder roll back down...
Owner of 6 St. Louis Radio Stations Files for Bankruptcy
NEW YORK * IHeartMedia, one of the world's largest radio companies and the owner of six stations serving St. Louis, is seeking bankruptcy protection. The filing is part of an agreement with its lenders to reduce the debt it took on to become a privately...
People in Business
Bi-State Development hired Gregory A. Smith as vice president of procurement and materials management and Trenise Winters as general manager of MetroBus Operations.Remiger Design promoted Cara McKedy and Denny Crain to principals. The firm hired Mike...
Recently Reviewed St. Louis Restaurants for March 16
OUR FOOD RATINGS: * Fair; ** Good; *** Excellent; **** Extraordinary1764 Public House *Where 39 North Euclid Avenue * More info 314-405-8221; 1764pub.com * Menu Upscale St. Louis- and New Orleans-influenced fare * Hours Dinner daily, breakfast and lunch...
South: Buffalo Pulls Day's Biggest Upset over Arizona
Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No. 13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament's opening round, rolling over No. 4 seed Arizona 89-68 in the South Region on Thursday night in Boise, Idaho.The smaller Bulls...
South: Ingram Beats Clock to Lift Loyola
Donte Ingram picked the perfect spot for this game-winning shot.Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in a Thursday thriller at the NCAA Tournament in Dallas."Well,...
St. Louis' Tish Haynes Keys Aims to Show Versatility on 'The Voice'
It has been a while since St. Louis has been represented on NBC's "The Voice," but Tish Haynes Keys is changing that.Haynes Keys made her "Voice" debut Monday night when coaches Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson spun their chairs around for her. (Coaches...
Strike Ends at Ferguson Nursing Home, Workers to Get Raises
FERGUSON * Workers at Christian Care Home have approved a new labor contract, ending a 104-day strike at the nursing home.The strike began Dec. 1 and included nursing assistants, housekeepers and dietary workers represented by SEIU Healthcare. About...
Ticket Tracker: Kiefer Sutherland at Delmar Hall
Busch Stadiumcardinals.com/luke* Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country Tour" with Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen, Aug. 25, $49.75-$259.75---Delmar Hallticketmaster.com* Kiefer Sutherland, 8 p.m. April 12, $25-$30, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.* STL Funk...
'Tomb Raider' Gets a Fun Reboot
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) refuses to believe her father, Richard (Dominic West), is dead. So much so that she'd rather work as a bicyclist delivering snack food than collect a substantial inheritance. Signing on the dotted line would mean acknowledging...
Trump's Company Turning over Documents to Investigators
WASHINGTON * President Donald Trump's company said Thursday that it had been turning over documents for months in response to requests from the special counsel investigating Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates.An...
U.N. Threatens to Consider Arms Embargo in South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS * The U.N. Security Council demanded on Thursday an immediate end to fighting in South Sudan and threatened to consider an arms embargo and sanctions to prevent warring parties from violating a December cease-fire agreement.A U.S.-drafted...
U.S., States to Collaborate on Mexican Wolf Recovery
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. * U.S. government and state officials intend to work together to recover an endangered species of wolves that once roamed the American Southwest, with a new signed agreement.The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced on Thursday...
Vince Gill Says Joining the Eagles Makes Perfect Sense
When Eagles founding member Glenn Frey died in 2016, a huge void was left in the legendary band.Frey's memorable vocals were key to the rockers' classics such as "Heartache Tonight," "Lyin' Eyes," "Take It Easy" and "Tequila Sunrise." At one point, fellow...
Warren County Doctor Sexted with Women before Illegally Prescribing Them Painkillers, Indictment Says
ST. LOUIS * A doctor from Warren County has been indicted in federal court here and accused of illegally prescribing powerful opioid pain drugs for women with whom he had personal relationships.Dr. Philip D. Dean, 62, of Warrenton, lived with and employed...
West: Norvell Jr. Helps Gonzaga Avoid Big First-Round Upset
Zach Norvell Jr. watched Gonzaga's greatest moments play out from the sideline last year.This year, the redshirt freshman will be part of the highlight reel.The shooting guard from Chicago hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds left Thursday to help...
World Briefs: Tehran's Mayor Resigns after Seeing Girls Dance
Nations pledge to fund U.N. agency for Palestinian reliefThe United Nations received pledges Thursday of nearly $100 million in new funding for the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians after the U.S. slashed its aid, but it is still facing a nearly $350...
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