St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 16, 2018

2 Women Join Forces to Create the Fit and Food Connection
For the Fit and Food Connection, it's the last word that is most integral to the nonprofit's mission.After all, it was through a serendipitous connection that its co-founders joined forces. A few years back, Joy Millner and Gabi Cole had both -- separately...
Accelerator Firm Wants More St. Louis Corporations to Engage with Entrepreneurs
Judy Sindecuse is challenging St. Louis' biggest companies to step up and support the region's entrepreneurs.Specifically, she's looking for more companies to follow the lead of Ameren, which funds an accelerator program managed by Sindecuse's firm,...
Allen's Offseason: Joy Mixed with Hometown Tragedy and Back Spasms
A lot happened in Jake Allen's world over the offseason. Some great, some good, some tragic.On April 30, his fiancee, Shannon Adams, gave birth to their second daughter, Reagan.On Aug. 25, Jake and Shannon were married at his fishing cabin back home...
Area College Football: Missouri State Beats No. 20 Northern Arzona
Jason Randall rushed for a career-best 181 yards, and the Missouri State defense made sure the effort stood in a 40-8 win over Northern Arizona on Saturday in Springfield, Mo.By knocking off the Football Championship Subdivision No. 20 Lumberjacks, MSU...
At Home: Amateur Carpenter Built His Own House and Much of the Furniture Inside
Ages - Leo is 74 and Debbie is 67Occupations  - Both are retiredHome  - Unincorporated St. Louis CountyFamily  - The Dugos have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.Could there be anything more satisfying than living in a house you built with your...
Balloon Race Offers 'Excitement of Being in the Sky'
ST. LOUIS COUNTY - The 65 or so balloons that took off from Art Hill on Saturday at the Great Forest Park Balloon Race chased the "hare" balloon to the southwest.It's not really a race, but rather a contest to see which pilot can follow the lead balloon...
Baseball Notebook: Bauer Makes Progress in Bid to Pitch for Indians in Playoffs
Bauer makes progress in bid to pitch for Indians in playoffsTrevor Bauer moved a little closer to pitching in the postseason, throwing 40 pitches off the mound inside an empty Progressive Field on Saturday.It was a positive step in the All-Star righthander's...
BenFred: Mizzou Defense Looks Terrible against Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. - Can Drew Lock backpedal?Just curious, because Missouri might need to try its star quarterback at cornerback against Georgia next week if the Tigers are going to keep Lock in the Heisman conversation.The Tigers basically asked their...
Best-Sellers for the Week That Ended Sept. 9
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 9.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Leverage in Death" - J.D. Robb2. "In His Father's Footsteps" - Danielle Steel3. "Texas Ranger" - Patterson/Bourelle4. "The President Is Missing"...
BookFest St. Louis Will Feature More Than 40 Authors
The second year of BookFest St. Louis features more authors, a larger street footprint and about two dozen vendors. But Kris Kleindienst says organization seems easier."In many respects, it's less work because we didn't have to invent it," she says....
Cards Take a Beating, Lose Grip on Wild-Card Spot
Whatever the Cardinals' destiny is, they fast are losing control of it. For the first time in a couple of weeks, they have fallen out of the lead for the second wild-card spot in the National League.Their 17-4 loss to Yasiel Puig (three homers) and the...
Cards Turn to Wainwright to Stop Losing Streak
Adam Wainwright has been called upon to be a stopper before. "I have done it a few times," said the Cardinals' veteran righthander. "I'll be ready."On Sunday night Wainwright will make his second start since coming off the disabled list, where he spent...
College Football Roundup: Oklahoma State Tops Boise State; Texas Beat Southern Cal
Oklahoma St. tops Boise St.; Texas surges by Southern CalTaylor Cornelius ran for two touchdowns and passed for one to spark No. 24 Oklahoma State to a 44-21 victory at home Saturday over No. 17 Boise State. Justice Hill ran for 123 yards and a touchdown,...
Colombia's President Says Dissident Rebel Leader Injured
Costumed assailants kill 4in Mexican mariachi squareMexicans heading into Independence Day celebrations have been jolted by a brazen shooting that left four dead and nine wounded in Garibaldi Plaza, a famous square where mariachi musicians serenade tourists.The...
Diggs, Judith Kay Judith Kay Diggs
Diggs, Judith Kay Judith Kay Diggs, of Galveston, TX, formerly of St. Louis, MO, passed away peacefully at her home on September 9, 2018. She was 72 years old. Judy was born on January 5, 1946 in Independence, MO to Paul J. Joyce and Naomi L. Chandler...
Don McGuire, Last Surviving Member of the Hilltoppers, Dies
Don McGuire - The last surviving member of the Hilltoppers has died in his home state of Kentucky. He was 86.Kerr Brothers Funeral Home of Lexington says Mr. McGuire, a native of Hazard, died Sept. 7 (2018) after a short illness.The Hilltoppers rose...
Early Injuries Test Mizzou's Depth at Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Missouri had stayed relativity healthy through the first two weeks of the season. Then the Tigers came to Purdue.On Purdue's first offensive play of Saturday's game, Tigers cornerback DeMarkus Acy blew up a short pass to Rondale...
Editorial: County Crime Map Is Incomplete Because Jurisdictions Prefer Darkness
The Post-Dispatch has tried for years to obtain enough data from St. Louis County's disparate police departments to post an interactive online map of crime data, similar to the newspaper's map for St. Louis city. Local departments have refused, stalled...
Editorial: `Unspeakably Hellish' Workhouse Conditions Require a Clear Plan
For years, human rights advocates have warned that conditions at the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, also known as the City Workhouse, are unacceptable verging on Dickensian: violence, mold, rats, unbearable heat in summer -- all in an overcrowded,...
First Blues Scrimmage Lacks Contact
After one day of practice, the Blues moved to the renovated (and renamed) Enterprise Center, and they scheduled a scrimmage for their fans.If the show was pleasing to the fans, it left at least one person disappointed: coach Mike Yeo.The roughly 40-minute...
Ghost Town: The City's Decades-Long Struggle with Abandoned Housing
'BROKEN AND UNEVEN CITY'St. Louis has been wrestling with property abandonment and disinvestment for a very long time.Even when it was the nation's fourth-largest city - more than a century ago - its people quit the grit and grime of decaying, older...
Girls Golf: Angel Classic
ARNOLD - St. Joseph's golf coach Carol Fromuth waited patiently for junior Grace Aromando to break out of her early-season slump.Aromando also waited -- but not so patiently."I was getting mad at myself," Aromando said. "And that just added more pressure...
Great War Gets Dramatic Telling of POW Escape
When - 7 p.m. WednesdayWhere - Missouri History Museum's MacDermott Grand Hall, 5700 Lindell BoulevardHow much - FreeMore info - 314-746-4599; thenovelneighbor.comWorld War I has not inspired any blockbuster escape books and movies, unlike its successor,...
Hicks, Other Top Relievers Gathering Cobwebs
Fresh off a complete season at Class A and soon to be Arizona-bound for an invitation-only fall league, Jordan Hicks returned to Florida to gather his car a year ago at this time and begin the 18-hour drive back home to Texas. It took at least 22.Unaccustomed...
Hochman: Sound of Music Speaks Volumes after Cards Lose Big
"God's plan" was Yadi's plan.After Saturday's Cardinals game, the song from the rapper Drake, followed by others, filled the clubhouse. It made for a peculiar scene, since music is seldom played after a loss. But the music seemed to lighten the mood,...
Horrigan: Getting Rich on That Crackpot Airport Privatization Deal
When you get into your retirement years, you appreciate sure-fire investments. I was going with the Missouri Hyperloop, the 600-mile-an-hour magnetic levitation tube between here and Kansas City, but I decided to look into buying Lambert Field instead.(Attention...
How Many Vacant Properties Does St. Louis Actually Have?
When Mayor Lyda Krewson's administration rolled out its plan in July to tackle St. Louis' vacancy problem, the city's estimate of vacant lots and buildings stood at about 25,000, or nearly 1 in 5 properties within the city limits.But could there be even...
Hummel: Tommy Pham Is Making His Way as a Ray
When the July 31 trading deadline without waivers approached, Cardinals center fielder Tommy Pham had assumed, if he was dealt, that he would be going to one of two American League contenders – Houston or Cleveland – both of which had been reported to...
Judge Strips Clean Missouri Ethics Push from November Ballot, Backers Vow to Appeal
JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County judge on Friday ruled that the scope of an ethics-reform package destined for voter consideration was too broad and needed to be removed from the November ballot.Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that Amendment 1, sponsored...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 16
Problem with math education is not Missouri's standardsIn response to the commentary on Missouri's math standards ("Missouri's math, English standards don't make the grade," Sept. 11), I have some views from 48 years as a math teacher. Indeed the basic...
Made in St. Louis: Custom Bikes for the Avid Cyclist
Matt LaBerta has been building custom bike frames for 33 of his 40 years. "I began taking bikes apart when I was 7. I'd spread the parts all over my parents' driveway, then reassemble my own frames and build the bike I wanted," he says. Although the...
McClellan: Down with the King
With a sword in his right hand, King Louis IX sits astride his galloping horse. Perhaps he is chasing down a peasant who was hunting in the king's forest. More likely, he is leading one of the Crusades. He was no friend of Islam, our king.Nor was he...
McDermott: Ending Asterisk Presidencies
As our raging presidential dumpster fire prompts talk of indictments and impeachment and the 25th Amendment, I keep wondering why no one is talking about the match that lit it all: the Electoral College.It's both admirable and maddening that America...
Messenger: Stenger, Krewson, Kern Seek to Influence Selection of New Bi-State CEO
When John Nations announced his intention to step down as president and chief executive of Bi-State Development, the agency that oversees public transit in the St. Louis region, a lot of observers quickly assumed he was tired of fighting with St. Louis...
Mizzou Beats Purdue the Hard Way
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - If Missouri proved anything Saturday night, it has both the offense and the defense to engage in high-scoring, high-drama shootouts.Purdue's record-setting passer overshadowed the Tigers' Heisman Trophy contender, but Drew Lock...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. stltoday.com/moundcitymoneyReport sees St. Louis as national hub for ag technology - Agriculture technology firms in the St. Louis area should attract about $90 million in venture capital this year,...
National Democratic Campaign Group to Help VanOstran with Strategy, Fundraising
WASHINGTON - A national Democratic Party organization that helps competitive campaigns with advice and money has added Missouri's 2nd District candidate Cort VanOstran to its "red to blue" list.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made that...
'Nothing Else Matters': Bobby Brown, Bell Biv DeVoe Are All about Having Fun Again
When - 7 p.m. SundayWhere - Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton AvenueHow much - $20-$78More info - 1-800-745-3000; ticketmaster.comThere's a scene at the end of "The Bobby Brown Story," the BET miniseries that aired this month, in which Woody McClain, as...
People
Nelson's on the road again, but some Cruz fans are crying foulThe party's over for some Willie Nelson fans.After the Texas music icon announced that he'll headline a Sept. 29 Austin, Texas, rally for Democrat Beto O'Rourke -- who is challenging Republican...
Sally Field Explores Her Life, Reveals Surprises in Memoir 'In Pieces'
When - 7 p.m. Sept. 21 Where - Chase Park Plaza's Khorassan Ballroom, 212 North Kingshighway How much - $37, includes copy of bookMore info - bookfeststl.com; brownpapertickets.comAs a small girl in her nightgown, Sally Field would be summoned to walk...
SEC Roundup: LSU Edges Auburn; Alabama Rips Mississippi
Late kick lifts LSU past Auburn;Alabama shellacks MississippiCole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give No. 12 Louisiana State a 22-21 victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in their Southeastern Conference opener. Joe...
St. Jean-Nolan, Mary Ann after a Two-Year Journey with Cancer
St. Jean-Nolan, Mary Ann After a two-year journey with cancer, Ann passed away Sept 11, 2018 at the age of 69, Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. She is survived by her husband Tim, son Tim, Jr. and daughter Emily NolanCollier....
St. Louis County Health Chief Quits for Job in Kansas City
The director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health has resigned his position effective Oct. 1.Faisal Khan has accepted a new job as CEO of the federally funded Samuel Rodgers Health Center in Kansas City, according to his resignation letter.Dr....
Sultan: Can Two Different Realities Ever Connect?
I recently met with a willing executioner: a man who said he would gladly kill former presidents Barack Obama or Bill Clinton. Hillary too, of course.At first, I figured he was joking. He assured me he was not."I think you underestimate the number of...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING7:05 a.m. Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix, ESPN22 p.m. NASCAR: South Point 400, NBCSN5:30 p.m. IndyCar: INDYCAR Grand Prix of Sonoma, NBCSNBASEBALL1:10 p.m. Diamondbacks at Astros, TBS7:05 p.m. Cardinals vs. Dodgers, ESPN, KMOX (1120 AM)FOOTBALL12...
Ten Votes That Help Define Claire McCaskill
WASHINGTON - Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has cast scores of consequential votes in almost 12 years in the Senate. Some have come under strong criticism from Attorney General Josh Hawley, her Republican opponent in the Nov. 6 election.The 10 votes below...
Tipping Point: St. Louis Struggles to Keep Up with Rising Tide of Broken, Abandoned Buildings
More neighborhoods may be reaching 'hypervacancy,' a point of no return Cash-strapped city seeks assistance as thousands of abandoned properties pile up Leaders look to nonprofits, business community to help tackle the challenge---ST. LOUIS - When Shadiah...
Trampe, Robert Eldon "Bob" Southlake
Trampe, Robert Eldon "Bob" Southlake, TX -- Bob Trampe, 87, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, after a short battle with cancer. Services: Memorial Service: 2 p.m., Monday September 17 at Wm. C. Martin United Methodist Church, 2621 Bedford Road,...
Tufano (Grady), Virginia Ann (Nee Brennan) Died Peacefully on Tuesday
Tufano (Grady), Virginia Ann (nee Brennan) died peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, in Clearwater, FL after a brief illness. She was 83. Born December 7, 1934 in St. Louis, Ginny was a devoted and beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend whose...
Working Hard, Earning Little, in 'Heartland'
When - 2 p.m. Sept. 22Where - BookFest St. Louis, McPherson Tent on McPherson Avenue east of Euclid AvenueHow much - FreeMore info - bookfeststl.comThis is a book about hard work, hard lives and hard truths.For Sarah Smarsh, a proud fifth-generation...
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