St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 13, 2018

A (Grand)mother's Gift: Illinois Woman Is Pregnant with Her Daughter's Twins
In a few weeks, Sheila Gump will give birth to her grandchildren.The twins, a boy and a girl, were conceived through in vitro fertilization because Gump's daughter, Micaela Johnson, is unable to get pregnant.Johnson, 26, was diagnosed in 2015 with a...
A Nice Alternative to Tariffs? No, Quotas Are Just as Bad
An import quota may sound nicer than a tariff, but its effect on the economy can be just as bad.That's worth keeping in mind as the Trump administration backs away from its tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, offering various nations the chance to...
Anxiety, Depression Skyrocketing in Kids While Discipline Flounders. What Should Parents Do?
One in two American children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or substance abuse addiction before age 18.When I read this statistic in Katherine Reynolds Lewis' new book, "The Good News about Bad Behavior," my reaction was: Wait, what?I have...
At Home: A Midcentury Modern Gem in Ballwin Brings the Outdoors In
Driving along Carman Road in west St. Louis County, one unique house stands out amid the more traditional residential architecture of the area. The home, belonging to Annie and Charlie Smith, is a midcentury modern jewel that was slated for demolition...
Copithorne, Robert William "Bob" of Florissant
Copithorne, Robert William "Bob"of Florissant, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the age of 71. Bob was born on October 29, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri, to the late Forrest and Hazel Copithorne. He graduated from McCluer High School...
Dorffi, Arthur "Scotty" 96
Dorffi, Arthur "Scotty" 96, of Columbia, formerly of St. Louis, MO passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 4, 2018. Services: A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home...
Greitens' Fateful Affair Began during Crossroads of His Military Life
In February 2015, former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens signed a four-year commitment to return to active reserve status. Two months later, he told the Navy he was backing out of it.What happened in between, the record now shows, is that Greitens began the...
Greitens' Invasion of Privacy Trial to Center on Accuser's Testimony
ST. LOUIS - After three months of an almost-daily barrage of courtroom fireworks, the public will hear for the first time next week from a woman who has accused Missouri's sitting governor of physical and sexual abuse, of taking a semi-nude picture of...
Horrigan: Trump Administration Will End Molly-Coddling of Teen Workers
One of the great things about living in Donald Trump's America is how his administration, with the able help of the Republican Congress, is freeing us from the tyranny of federal regulations.No longer do coal companies have to worry about ripping the...
How the Farm Bill Could Erode Part of the Affordable Care Act
Some Republican lawmakers continue to try to work around the federal health law's requirements. That strategy can crop up in surprising places. Like the farm bill.Tucked deep in the House version of the massive bill -- amid crop subsidies and food assistance...
Hughes, Jane Cochran Widow of Richard D'Oyly Hughes
Hughes, Jane Cochran widow of Richard D'Oyly Hughes, Jr.,died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. Jane was born and raised in St Louis. She attended Mary Institute, graduated from the Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY...
If You Can't Find Paulownia Tree Locally, Get Seedlings from Someone
Q - I've been looking for a Paulownia tree for quite a while. My niece has one in her yard, and it is quite beautiful. I have ordered some online, and they just come as dried up sticks and no one will refund the money. Do you know of somewhere fairly...
Law & Order
MONROE COUNTY > Man dies in rollover crash - Matthew Nichols, 25, of East Carondelet, was killed about 10:50 p.m. Friday in a rollover crash on Interstate 255. Nichols was traveling eastbound near the Jefferson Barracks Bridge when his 2002 Ford Escape...
Letters to the Editor, May 13
Missouri GOP tries to hide opposition to Rep. WagnerChuck Raasch's article has a fitting headline "Democrats target 3 House seats here" (May 7). Regrettably, the story is off focus in one aspect because a few facts have been omitted.Raasch has allowed...
McClellan: The Perils of Prom Season
Three old men were sitting in a Cracker Barrel Restaurant somewhere in Florida talking about that most difficult hurdle from adolescence to young adulthood --the senior prom.Two of the men had attended a small private high school in Ladue. It is now...
Messenger: A Shadow of His Former Self, Greitens Avoids Answers on Multiple Fronts
Gov. Eric Greitens is a silhouette.It's the end of day one of jury selection in his trial for felony invasion of privacy, and the Republican is whisked away in a dark SUV with tinted windows. He sits in the back seat, the outline of his face barely visible...
Metro Digest: Debt May Force Lincoln Library and Museum to Sell Artifacts
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. > Presidential library and museum may sell artifacts - The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can't pay off a decade-old loan that financed items...
Mom and Child Lookalikes Are So Similar It's Almost Scary
Narrowing down more than 600 mother-child look-alike entries to the top 50 is a daunting task. It was even harder this year given the strength of the DNA in this batch.We presented the finalists to the newsroom to vote for their top five picks, and their...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. STLtoday.com/moundcitymoneyMissouri lags in GDP growth for fourth straight year - A slumping farm sector held down Missouri's economy to 1.1 percent growth last year, well below the national growth...
Pets of the Week: May 13
Miss Connie is a petite 2-year-old Chihuahua who may be small but more than makes up for it in heart. This pint-sized-pup weighs only 5 pounds -- that's about the same as a bag of flour, although much more wiggly. Miss Connie would love for nothing more...
Ron Olshwanger Dies; Won the Pulitzer Prize for Iconic 1988 Photo of St. Louis Firefighter Trying to Revive Girl
Ron Olshwanger, the photographer whose 1988 image of a St. Louis firefighter trying to breathe life into a 2-year-old girl won the Pulitzer Prize after it was printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died April 29, 2018. He was 81.Mr. Olshwanger was a...
Some Voice Concern over Missouri's Push to Alter Coal Ash Oversight
Utility-backed legislation that passed the Missouri Legislature and awaits the governor's signature would give the state wide-ranging authority to tailor its own coal ash regulations -- a move met with concern from those following management of the coal-power...
Triumph in Kirksville: A Young Mother Succeeds with Help from Family and a Caring Nurse
Jayme Shumaker was 16 and pregnant. Not something you can easily disguise in the small town of Kirksville, Mo., population 17,505.For some girls, this could have been the making of a life of poverty. Statistics show that less than 40 percent of teen...
UMSL Gives Degree to Its 100,000th Graduate
Ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine people graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis before him.Marco Pipoly was graduate No. 100,000.The Saturday afternoon graduation ceremony, one of three for the day at UMSL, paused near its...
Visa Review Puts Rural America at Risk of Losing Doctors amid a Shortage
Correction published Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - An Indian physician practicing in Columbia, Mo., defended H-1B visas, saying, "You're not hurting the country. You're taking care of people." The quote was incorrect in a story in Sunday's Business section.COLUMBIA,...
Would You Wear Your Baby's Umbilical Cord?
It took six weeks for Mandy Beckmann of Festus to feel comfortable breastfeeding her baby. Her nipples hurt. She had two other young children also needing her attention. Nursing was challenging, to say the least. But she persevered.So, when she saw an...
Yust, Royce J. December 19
Yust, Royce J. December 19, 1934-April 24, 2018. Royce Yust passed away April 24, 2018 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was at home with his wife Kay O'Hara and her son Kevin Gorden. He was the third child of Raymond and Veronica StruckhoffYust.He...
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