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Articles from September 21, 2018

Aldi to Add Home Delivery to St. Louis by Thanksgiving
Discount grocer Aldi on Tuesday announced it would expand its partnership with Instacart nationwide by Thanksgiving, meaning customers in the St. Louis area will soon be able to get their groceries from Aldi delivered to their homes.Aldi began a pilot...
A Thief Thought He Could Outsmart a 77-Year-Old Downtown Parking Garage Owner. He Was Wrong
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Auto Park has let its presence be known in a big way near the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and North 14th Street.Two-story signs are slapped up on the side of the building, featuring security guards and disturbing crime stats....
A Week after Home Invasion, Police in Glendale Say Intruder Who Confronted Homeowner Had Knife
GLENDALE - The intruder had a raspy voice, wore a construction-style reflective vest, gloves and work boots. And he carried a folding knife.More than a week after a home invasion in the suburb of Glendale, police on Thursday released more details about...
Baseball Roundup: Braves Top Phillies, Inch Closer to Clinch
Braves top Phillies, inch closer to clinchLuca Duda's pinch-hit double drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves took an important step toward winning the NL East by beating the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 on Thursday night.Atlanta...
BenFred: Time to Admit Brewers Hit a Home Run with Yelich
Luke Voit has homered his way onto the front of the New York City tabloids and into the fickle hearts of Yankees fans.Tommy Pham, averaging .356 and slugging .661 since the first day of September, is on fire in Tampa.Stephen Piscotty's bounce-back in...
Best Bets: BookFest, Hispanic Festival, Q in the Lou, Disney on Ice, 'Zombies of Penzance'
FRIDAYLord Huron, Cut WormsWhen 8 p.m. Friday - Where The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard - How much Sold out - More info 1-800-745-3000; ticketmaster.comIndie folk/rock band Lord Huron is back, and St. Louis is apparently excited. The band's show this...
Blues Notebook: Sore Back Sidelines Fabbri
Everything but alarm bells sounded Thursday at Enterprise Center when forward Robby Fabbri wasn't on the ice for either group practice.Even before the second group's workout started, there were clear indications from the team that Fabbri's absence had...
Bruts Burst onto the Beer Scene
The evolution of IPA never ends.That's the verbiage used on the beer label of 2nd Shift Brewing's Brut IPA. Words have rarely been truer.Brut IPAs, a beer style akin to the taste of (you've probably already guessed it) Champagne that has quickly spread...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSCurtis Francois, owner and president of Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, received the Innovator Award at Explore St. Louis' annual meeting.EXPANDINGArmstrong Teasdale opened a new office in Philadelphia.HELPING OUTThe following were elected...
Business Digest
Customer loyalty firm laying off 214 employees - Connexions Loyalty, a customer loyalty programs firm, notified the state of Missouri it intends to lay off 214 employees as it closes its St. Louis area fulfillment facility. The layoffs will begin in...
Capsule Reviews of Recent Movie Releases for Sept. 21
OUR MOVIE RATINGS: * Skip it; **So-so; ***Good; **** Excellent'Alpha' **PG-13 - 1:36 - Albert Hughes directs the story of a young boy living in Europe's last Ice Age, his fight for survival and the special relationship with a wolf that keeps him alive....
Channel 2 Boots Cowboys-Seahawks on Sunday
The NFL season is only in its third week, but local Fox network affiliate KTVI (Channel 2) is shuffling its lineup for the second Sunday in a row.Instead of showing the Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks game at 3:25 p.m., as originally (albeit tentatively)...
Cincinnati Firm Adds Two More Shopping Centers to Big Purchase from Kimco
An affiliate of Cincinnati-based Select Strategies Realty has added two more St. Louis-area shopping centers to the properties it is acquiring from New York real estate investment trust Kimco Realty.Kimco had announced in April it was selling King's...
Does Obama's Re-Emergence Help or Hurt Democrats in Pivotal 2018 Election States like Missouri?
WASHINGTON - Nonpresidential elections for members of the House and Senate almost always become a referendum on how the country is doing under a president midway through a four-year term.But with Barack Obama's tradition-breaking decision to campaign...
Editorial: A Big Sinquefield Gift to SLU Raises Concerns over Academic Integrity
Ahistoric $50 million gift from politically active philanthropists Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield has raised concerns among St. Louis University faculty members about the line between big donors and academic independence. Philanthropy is something this newspaper...
Editorial: Rushing Justice on the Kavanaugh Allegations
It is theoretically possible that Senate Republicans are acting in good faith in their handling of a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Perhaps they really would like to fairly consider his accuser's story. Maybe...
Family Files Suit Alleging Ferguson Nursing Home Allowed Rape of 84-Year-Old Grandmother
FERGUSON - The family of an 84-year-old woman filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the woman was raped repeatedly while in the care of a Ferguson nursing home.Vivian Colette Green filed the suit on behalf of her mother in St. Louis County Circuit Court...
For Openers, Blues' Johnson and Husso Are Solid in Goal
Two games don't make a season -- especially two preseason games. But when it comes to the Blues' goaltending depth chart behind currently injured starter Jake Allen, coach Mike Yeo saw some good things from Chad Johnson and Ville Husso against Dallas...
Friday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING10:30 a.m. NASCAR: Federated Auto Parts 400, practice, NBCSN12:30 p.m. NASCAR: Federated Auto Parts 400, final practice, NBCSN3:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity Series: Go Bowling 250, qualifying, NBCSN5 p.m. NASCAR: Federated Auto Parts 400, qualifying,...
Galera's Big-Money Drug Has Roots in Monsanto Lab
It's been nearly two decades since Monsanto was in the pharmaceutical business, but that long-ago diversification is still paying off for St. Louis.The drug responsible for this week's $150 million investment in Galera Therapeutics, the largest single...
Gospel Artist Jonathan McReynolds Makes Moves on New Tour
The Firebird in midtown isn't known for gospel concerts, but the rock club is about to make room for one. Rising gospel star Jonathan McReynolds headlines there Friday night on his #MakeRoomTour.Church is likely to ensue -- and much more.McReynolds says...
Harvard Fundraising Campaign Brings in More Than $9 Billion
Ground beef is recalled after1 person dies, 17 are sickenedA Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said.The U.S. Department of Agriculture...
High School Football: Bayless, Affton Set for First Varsity Showdown on the Gridiron
Jacob Dean arrived at Bayless High with visions of goals, shin guards, sliding tackles and shoulder charges.What he got was a mouth guard, shoulder pads and a helmet.He's never been happier."My whole childhood I played soccer and I was originally going...
High School Football - Week 5 Games to Watch
LADUE RAMS at CLAYTON GREYHOUNDSWhen: 7 p.m. FridayRecords: Ladue 4-0, 0-0 Suburban Central National; Clayton 4-0, 0-0Rankings: Ladue No. 8 large school STLhighschoolsports.com, No. 2 Class 4 Missouri MediaLast week: Ladue 51, Parkway Central 0; Clayton...
Law & Order
ST. CHARLES > Two accused of scheming to distribute fentanyl - Two men from St. Charles were charged with a federal drug offense Thursday after they were caught with 2 kilograms of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, or enough for 1.5 million doses,...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 21
Violence in the city belongs to the entire regionTom Townsend, the founder of Pianos for People, was shot in the neck this week in an attempted carjacking ("Nonprofit's founder shot in apparent carjacking attempt, city police say," Sept. 19). His organization...
Long Vacant Grand Center Building Nears Re-Opening as 146-Room Hotel
The Angad Arts Hotel is on track to open by November, its developers and operators say, adding 146 hotel rooms to Grand Center and capping a five-year effort to rehabilitate the empty Missouri Theatre building.The historic building was constructed as...
'Love Never Dies' Is Tragically Uneven
"Love Never Dies" -- Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to his huge hit "The Phantom of the Opera" -- delivers just what fans of the popular composer have come to expect.With lyrics by Glenn Slater, additional lyrics by Charles Hart and book by Ben Elton,...
Mature beyond His Years, Mizzou's Knox Catches on Quickly
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Nate Brown knew Jalen Knox was different when he found out what the freshman wide receiver likes to do in his free time.Reading."You don't always hear that from an incoming freshman," Brown said, laughing. "He's a very mature guy."Missouri...
MC5 Founder Wayne Kramer Wants to Set the Record Straight
It's time for Wayne Kramer to kick out the jams once again.The founding guitarist of Detroit's legendary MC5 is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band's most famous album with a tour featuring an all-star backing unit, dubbed MC50, and he's also...
McCaskill's 'Dark-Money No' on Kavanaugh Falls in the Middle of a Missouri Senate Campaign Saturated by outside Spending
WASHINGTON - In announcing her "no" vote on federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., cited her belief that Kavanaugh would rule in favor of protecting "dark money" in politics.Although millions of...
Media Views: FanDuel Finally to Pay Up after Creating Much Controversy
To pay or not to pay, that is the question that not only has been burning on social media in the last few days but has spread over to some well-known folks in the national media. That's after a major legal sports gambling operator decided to stiff a...
Messenger: Missouri Superintendents 'Floored' by Lawmaker's Plans to Change K-12 Funding
Two years ago, Missouri lawmakers got tired of being told year after year that they were underfunding education. The state has consistently been in the bottom third in the nation in terms of per capita funding for schools. Its teachers, on average, are...
Metro Digest
PITTSBURGH > St. Louis County woman is among hero honorees - A veterinarian from south St. Louis County who helped pull a toddler from a burning car is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.Jennifer Emo rescued 2-year-old...
Missouri School Districts Angling for New Buses as Part of VW Settlement
JEFFERSON CITY - Nearly 70 school districts across Missouri are hoping to win a lottery for new, cleaner-running school buses.As part of an overall $41 million settlement stemming from Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, the Missouri Department of...
More Than 1,300 Shop 'N Save Employees to Be Laid off When Stores Close This Fall
More than 1,300 Shop 'n Save cashiers, stockers and other employees will lose their jobs in the coming months when more than a dozen of the grocery chain's stores not acquired by Schnucks close, unless another buyer emerges for the stores.The layoff...
NHRA Races into Gateway
Finding tricks to make a car faster has been part of what has driven Robert Hight for years on the NHRA funny car scene, and ultimately no one succeeded at a higher level than the drag racing veteran.He holds the funny car and overall NHRA speed record...
Ozuna Hopes for Postseason Prize after His Shoulder Improves
There were times this season when Marcell Ozuna would swing his arm back for a throw from left field and know as soon as the baseball left his fingertips, pain or numbness would arrive, crackling up his forearm toward his right shoulder.He knew how long...
People in Business
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri hired three new staff members for the Community Economic Development Program: Peter Hoffman as staff attorney for the Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative; Melissa Slator as the Paralegal and Community Outreach Specialist...
'Pyromania' Show Is like the Fourth of July 'Times 10'
'Pyromania" is not your average fireworks show. For one, the show that the Missouri Pyrotechnic Association will put on Saturday at Cedar Lake Cellars in Wright City is much, much larger.Organizer and professional pyrotechnician Rob Cima puts things...
'Raise Up' Missouri's Mothers and Children
This summer, Deaconess Foundation sponsored three Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools in St. Louis city and county. In addition to culturally responsive literacy education for their children, parents engaged in weekly policy and leadership training...
Recently Reviewed Theater for Sept. 21
'Crowns' When Through Sept. 23 - Where Washington University's Edison Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard - How much $15-$45 - More info theblackrep.orgThe Black Rep opens its 2018-19 season with this entertaining production of Regina Taylor's play with...
Report Shows Missouri Job Creation Efforts Shrouded in Secrecy
JEFFERSON CITY - A new report is raising questions about how much money the state is spending to bring jobs to Missouri.In an audit released Thursday, Auditor Nicole Galloway said the Missouri Department of Economic Development would not provide detailed...
Revamped Boathouse at Forest Park Stretches to Please a Broad Audience
The Boathouse at Forest Park isn't a traditional restaurant. It's the Boathouse at Forest Park. You come here to enjoy a view of the ducks bobbing and the boaters foot-pedaling on Post-Dispatch Lake. You grab lunch after a visit to the zoo or meet friends...
School for Students in Recovery Praised by Federal Health Officials during St. Louis Visit
About 14,000 Missouri teens have a substance use disorder. State data also show 47,000 teens have depression and other mental health issues, which makes them twice as likely to turn to substance abuse. For more information about the Great Circle Academy...
Series Preview: Cardinals vs. San Francisco
SCOUTING REPORT - The Giants are one of the worst teams away from home in the majors. They are 31-47 going into their final away series of the season.All-Star catcher Buster Posey is out for the season after undergoing right hip surgery. Starter Johnny...
St. Charles Craft Brewery Expanding with New Facility
Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade, the St. Charles microbrewery named for Nintendo's famous brothers, Mario and Luigi, is expanding with a new facility that will enable the brewcade to increase its production capacity more than six times over.The owners...
St. Louis Prosecutors' Police 'Exclusion List' Leads to a Dozen Dismissals So Far
ST. LOUIS - Prosecutors' "exclusion list" banning 28 officers from pursuing criminal charges has led to the dismissal of 12 felony cases associated with officers on the list so far, officials say.The dozen cases are primarily drug and gun possession...
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Season Features Three Titled Conductors, Lots of Great Music
The summer-long drought is over; great orchestral music is back. This weekend, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra officially opens its 2018-19 season.With the theme "From Our Family to Yours," it's a season that's had considerable planning input from the...
Survivors Network Still Skeptical as Hawley's Office Forges Ahead with Investigation of Catholic Church
JEFFERSON CITY - As part of an investigation into potential clergy abuse within the Roman Catholic Church, inspectors in the Missouri attorney general's office have identified at least 100 boxes of records that officials said will be subject to review.The...
Ticket Tracker: Kelly Clarkson Tour Heading to Chaifetz Arena
Chaifetz Arenaticketmaster.com- Nas is no longer on the bill of the Oct. 5 Ms. Lauryn Hill concert. Shabazz Palaces and Patoranking are still on the bill.- New Year's Eve Weekend Comedy Festival with Mike Epps, Sommore, DC Young Fly, Guy Torry, 8 p.m....
'Veronica Mars' Starring Kristen Bell Gets Revived by Hulu
Kaepernick, Chappelle chosento receive honor from HarvardFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture, the university...
Veteran St. Louis Jazz Singer Anita Jackson Ready to Unveil Her First Original Tunes
St. Louis jazz singer Anita Jackson is a real staple on the music scene locally, a veteran of venues such as Jazz St. Louis, the Dark Room and the Sheldon. Jackson's fans know her for singing jazz, R&B, pop tunes and standards.But one thing they...
Washington Calls for the Release of Scientist in Turkey
U.S. demands Turkey release U.S. scientistThe United States has called for the immediate release of a NASA scientist who was arrested in southern Turkey for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Islamic cleric the Turkish government blames...
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