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Articles from September 30, 2018

A Look at What the FBI's Kavanaugh Investigation Will Entail
WHAT IS THE FBI'S ROLE?The FBI conducts background checks for federal nominees but does not make judgments on the credibility or significance of allegations.Investigators compile information about a nominee's past and provide findings to the agency that...
Area Roundup: Missouri State Edges No. 9 Illinois State
Darius Joseph blocked a 32-yard field goal as time expired, preserving Missouri State's 24-21 win over No. 9 Illinois State on Saturday in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams.Holding a 10-point lead, host MSU stopped the Redbirds...
At Home: They Had a Vision for a Farmhouse in Wildwood
When Tammy and Fred Husman found their current home, they were looking for three acres of flat land -- and to downsize. "We cannot remember why we even drove in to look at this house," Tammy says, talking about the 1883 farmhouse perched halfway up a...
BenFred: Blues' Talent Upgrade Puts Pressure on Yeo
The words looked like they tasted sour as they left Mike Yeo's mouth.He started to admit it, then stopped. Chewed it. Then spit it out.Yes, there might have been one positive thing about missing the postseason.And no, it was not the new blood now dotting...
BenFred: Grad Transfer Quarterback Would Be Wise Pursuit for Mizzou
Missouri football fans who spent their favorite team's bye week scouting the competition heard plenty about the latest debate in college football.It turns out the new redshirt rule coaches spent years campaigning for might have some unintended consequences.Go...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Sept. 23
Here are the best-sellers from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Sept. 23.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "Lethal White" - Robert Galbraith2. "Juror #3" - Patterson/Allen3. "Time's Convert" - Deborah Harkness4. "Shadow Tyrants" - Cussler/Morrison5. "In His...
Big Plays Lift St. John's College Past CBC in Shootout
TOWN AND COUNTRY - Cam Ross lurks in the shadows.A senior receiver for the St. John's College High football team, Ross is low profile. At 5-foot-10 and 177 pounds he doesn't have the size elite college programs prefer. On a Cadets team that has no fewer...
Blues Looks Ready, Roster Is Not Quite There
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Regardless of the sport, the last cuts are always the hardest. That's particularly true when it comes to the Blues this season."It's gonna be tough," coach Mike Yeo said Saturday. "We've got some tough decisions to make, that's for sure....
Booker, Nicholas Jabari Nicholas Jabari Booker
Booker, Nicholas Jabari Nicholas Jabari Booker, 18, of Clayton, died Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from cardiac arrest after suffering a severe asthma attack while playing basketball at Fordham University where he was a freshman. Nick was the loving...
Cardinals Trying to Get a Grip (Again) on Defense's 'Way Too Many' Errors
CHICAGO - With the advancement of baseball metrics, radar tech at ballparks, and fine-toothed combing of data, fielding errors have become something of a vestigial statistic when it comes to evaluating defense, and still Cardinals manager Mike Shildt...
Caruso, Nicholas Joseph Jr. 78
Caruso, Nicholas Joseph Jr. 78, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Died on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Loving husband of Phyllis "Pidge" Caruso (nee Cook) for 58 years; proud father of Nick III (Carol), Joe (Bridget), Tom, and Mike...
Chefs Take the Stage in Food-Centric Shows at New Jewish, Upstream
Cooking is a kind of theater, consisting not only of the process -- which might involve boiling, broiling, slicing, dicing, stirring or stewing -- but also the suspense attached to the end result, which could either be mouth-watering or make you want...
Cynical Ghost Takes over Various Bodies in St. Louis Author's First Novel
Ten years ago, the New York Review of Books Classics series reprinted a title that had fallen out of literary popularity: Robert Montgomery Bird's "Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself," which was first published in 1836. In a highly original plot, the deceased...
Despite Unspecified Time Frame, EPA and outside Experts Do Not Anticipate Delays, Snags in West Lake Cleanup
Some of the debate and division that has long surrounded the high profile West Lake Landfill Superfund site in Bridgeton was not immediately dispelled by the Environmental Protection Agency's selection of a cleanup strategy last week.While the chosen...
Dodgers Clinch Berth; Brewers Catch Cubs
Dodgers clinch berth; Brewers catch CubsThe Los Angeles Dodgers clinched baseball's final playoff berth and gave themselves a chance to still win the NL West, getting a go-ahead triple from Manny Machado in the eighth inning Saturday and beating the...
Eastern Conference Previews: Lightning to Strike?
Eastern Conference teams at a glance, in projected order of finish for 2018-19:ATLANTIC DIVISIONTAMPA BAY LIGHTNING2017-18 RECORD - 54-23-5COACH - Jon CooperKEY NEWCOMERS - NoneKEY DEPARTURE - Chris KunitzOUTLOOK - Julien BriseBois replaced Steve Yzerman...
Editorial: Missouri Is Failing Domestic Violence Victims. the Good News Is, It's Fixable
In 2017, more than 45,000 Missourians reported incidents of domestic violence. In about 28,000 of those cases, the victims -- usually women and children -- were unable to obtain shelter or other requested services because of inefficient and uneven distribution...
Editorial: West Lake Cleanup Solution Marks an Incomplete Victory for Residents
Residents of communities surrounding the West Lake Landfill should be about 70 percent satisfied with the Environmental Protection Agency's plan, announced Wednesday, to clean up the massive amount of radioactive waste buried at the landfill. EPA's solution,...
Else for Sun. 180930 Fast Mail
Marty Balin - The patron of the 1960s "San Francisco Sound," both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, has died. He was 76.Mr. Balin died Thursday (Sept....
End of the Line as Cards' Playoff Hopes Are Doused
CHICAGO - So many of the things the Cardinals aim to be and first-year manager Mike Shildt has insisted they should be, they saw in starter Miles Mikolas. Shildt often described desired traits like "consistent," prepared, "present," and the everyday...
Father Figure: New Parent to Triplets, Pietrangelo Also Gives Blues a Guiding Hand
The Blues made four big offseason acquisitions -- Ryan O'Reilly, Tyler Bozak, David Perron and Pat Maroon -- though captain Alex Pietrangelo looks at it as only three. "(Perron) doesn't even count," Pietrangelo said. "It's the third time around."Threes...
Francis Howell vs. FZW
WELDON SPRING - On the second play from scrimmage, Aidan McDaniel did something he didn't do all last week.He threw an incomplete pass.But, on the very next play, McDaniel hit Jackson Hetzel for a 92-yard TD strike and Francis Howell was on its way to...
Gillis, Charles Storey "Charlie" 20
Gillis, Charles Storey "Charlie" 20, of St. Louis, was fatally injured after being involved in a car accident on September 24, 2018. Charlie was born on March 27, 1998, the son of Jack and Jenn (Storey) Gillis. He graduated from MICDS in 2016 and was...
Gordo: Expectations Soar for New-Look Blues
Assembling viable scoring lines was a challenging task for Blues coach Mike Yeo last season. So was scrounging up a second power-play unit.Game after game, he had to deploy too many placeholder forwards -- guys just filling a spot while waiting for injured...
Guyton, Fred F. Jr. Fred Fleming Guyton
Guyton, Fred F. Jr.Fred Fleming Guyton, Jr. passed away peacefully on September 28, 2018 after a 7month battle with cancer. Born February 2, 1938 in Memphis, TN, Fred is survived by his wife Beverly (Estes), his children Annie Dee Seal (Robert), Elisa...
Hochman: It's Cardinals Deja Vu All over Again
CHICAGO - At 6:39 p.m. Saturday, the maintenance crew's leaf-blowers hummed in harmony, swooping trash down the aisles, preparing Wrigley Field for a game that would matter to only one participating team.At the ballpark in San Francisco, a Dodgers pitcher's...
Hochman: O'Reilly a Good Match for Still-Young Tarasenko
Let's talk 90-91.For savvy Blues fans, 90-91 means Brett Hull's greatest season -- his Hart Trophy season -- and the one time he scored more goals than the Blues played games.Today, 90-91 means hope that another 26-year-old St. Louis star will have his...
Hummel: Triples Continue to Decline, and Cardinals Are about to Hit Historic Low
When Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial was walking with a cane and limping later in his grand life, which ended when he was 92 years old, he would explain his leg issues with his typical giggle, saying, "Too many triples. Hee! Hee! Hee!"Indeed, Musial...
Jake Allen Vows to Eliminate 'Killer Month' This Season
The biggest question surrounding the St. Louis Blues this season doesn't revolve around the centers. It does not involve the power play or Vladimir Tarasenko or the health of Robby Fabbri or Jay Bouwmeester.It is a question that will not be answered...
Jenks, Helen Stark Helen Stark Jenks of St Louis
Jenks, Helen Stark Helen Stark Jenks of St Louis, Mo. passed away peacefully on September 23, 2018 at age 98. Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Downing B. Jenks and her daughter, Lois McKinney Shapleigh. She is survived by; her two...
Jury Finds Lawyer Guilty of Manslaughter in Deadly Frontenac Crash
CLAYTON - The black boxes said that seconds before impact, a black BMW convertible was speeding at 121 mph in the right southbound lane of Lindbergh Boulevard. In the left lane, a red Ford Mustang convertible was going 114 mph.Scott Bailey, 45, drove...
Law & Order
LINCOLN COUNTY > Ballwin teen is killed in crash - A Ballwin teen was killed and two passengers hurt in a one-car crash Friday night in Lincoln County, east of Cuivre River State Park.Christopher M. Hanson, 19, was a passenger in a 2007 Honda Accord...
Letters to the Editor, Sept. 30
Will we step up as a region for soccer stadium?With Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's expression of interest in a Major League Soccer stadium in our area, the question arises as it has before: will we step up as a two-state, multicounty region to support this...
Lutheran North Uses Muscle Up Front to Slip Past MICDS in Metro League Thriller
LADUE - By Lutheran North standards, sophomore offensive lineman Justen Richardson is the runt of the litter.A 6-foot-1, 260-pound runt."We call him our little brother," explained senior linemate Jack Buford, with an emphasis on the word, "little."In...
Made in St. Louis: Couple Designs Bags from Cloth, Cork -- with the Help of Their Cat Assistants
Claire Piper, a serial hobbyist who now handcrafts fabric bags from bright prints and cork vegan leather with her husband, Sean Moynihan, learned a number of crafts in succession. "I went through phases -- crochet, macramé, jewelry design, gardening,...
McClellan: Clear Skies and Same Old Perspective
Three years ago this month, a doctor called to tell me I had a rare and lethal cancer. His tone was professional. He said he had some important news and he wanted my wife to hear it at the same time I did. I can't recall if Mary got on an extension or...
McCluney, Carolyn Lansing of Vero Beach
McCluney, Carolyn Lansing of Vero Beach, FL passed away peacefully on September 26, 2018 at her home. Carolyn was born on May 1, 1918 in St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of AB and Margaret Lansing from St. Louis. Carolyn graduated from Mary Institute...
McDermott: The Malfunctioning Machinery of Death
The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is an almost-century-old span in north St. Louis that stretches a mile across the Mississippi, its towering webbed superstructure red with rust. Standing on the decommissioned bridge and looking down into the brown water...
Messenger: Fake Emails on Chamber-Pushed Tort Reform Prompt Allegation of Identity Theft in Missouri
The email from state Rep. Doug Beck left John Ciuffa scratching his head."Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding legislation impacting our court system," said the note from the office of Beck, D-Affton.There was only one problem.Ciuffa...
Missouri Author Imagines Life of Jesse James' Wife
Given that notorious outlaw Jesse James was born and died in Missouri, it's fitting that Pat Wahler of St. Peters has written "I Am Mrs. Jesse James," a historical novel narrated in the first person by Zerelda "Zee" Simms James.At book's end, Wahler...
Moritz, Mary J. "Jackie" (Nee Jehling)
Moritz, Mary J. "Jackie" (nee Jehling), Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on September 28, 2018, at the age of 91. Born in St. Louis on November 21, 1926, to the late William and Mary Ida Jehling. Devoted wife of 63 years to the...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. stltoday.com/moundcitymoneyCapital Innovators adds baby food and cybersecurity to portfolio - Capital Innovators has selected six companies, including one from St. Louis and one that is moving here...
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Trump rallies GOP voters in West VirginiaAt a rally Saturday in Wheeling, W.Va., President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ruthless and outrageous tactics to get their way and urged Republicans to vote in November. Trump won the state in 2016 by 42...
Need Some Halloween Spirit? Take a Tour in a St. Louis Area Cemetery
They say everybody has a story.But when that someone dies, who gets to be the storyteller?Local actors at cemeteries do, and the weeks leading up to Halloween are a popular time for cemetery tours and special storytelling events.They don't want to spook...
On a 'Voyage En Voiture' through France
How do you say "road trip" en Francais? It's "voyage en voiture," and it's a great way to travel.Last October, three friends and I drove from Avignon, in the south of France, to Bordeaux, in the southwest, with stops in between featuring everything from...
Peep for Sun. 180930
Cher longed for Kennedy awardThe phone call telling Cher she was a Kennedy Center honoree was certainly welcome -- but she admits she wanted to get it earlier. The Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner, whose ABBA-tribute album "Dancing Queen" was just released,...
Peep for Sun. 180930
Petty's music set is therapyTom Petty's family and former band members say it was like therapy to compile a four-disc box set of his music. It went on sale Friday, four days short of the first anniversary of his death. Daughter Adria Petty says she felt...
Pets of the Week: Sept. 30
Roxy is a gorgeous, 11-year-old Australian cattle dog mix with no signs of slowing down, She loves going for walks and playing with toys and has big, expressive ears that will not only listen to what you have to say but will also tell you a few things...
Position of Strength: Blues Boldly Upgrade Their Roster at Center
In Game 1 last season in Pittsburgh, the Blues lined up with Brayden Schenn, Paul Stastny, Oskar Sundqvist and Kyle Brodziak at center.In Game 82 in Colorado, it was Schenn, Sundqvist, Brodziak and Vladimir Sobotka. By then Stastny had been shipped to...
Schroeder, Eleanor Ruth 91
Schroeder, Eleanor Ruth 91, (nee Dorn), November 13, 1926 September 24, 2018. Only daughter of Rev. Theodore and Thekla (nee Frederking) Dorn. Devoted wife of Rev John E. Beloved sister of Ted (Gertrude), Paul (Gloria) and Louis (Erna); loving mother...
Schulte, Steven Godfrey of Saint Peters
Schulte, Steven Godfrey of Saint Peters, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Kathy Schulte and the late Barbara Schulte; devoted father of Ellen (Randy) Eikel, John (Kolleen) Schulte, and Matt (Shannon)...
SLSO Blows the Roof off Powell Hall
Imagine having a musical piece composed for you, tailored to your skills, designed to push you to your utmost ability.Now imagine having that piece declared by some to be a masterpiece.Leila Josefowicz is living the dream. She brought the violin concerto...
St. Louis Chamber Chorus Explores Musical Friendship in Season Opener
The St. Louis Chamber Chorus opens its 63rd season -- and artistic director Philip Barnes' 30th season -- on Sunday afternoon. The season's theme for the region's finest a cappella choir is "States of Being"; the first concert is "Friendship."On the...
Stolen Future: Tight Budgets and Drained Savings in Part 4 of Our Series, Financial Pressures Add to the Stress as Bills Pile Up after a Dementia Diagnosis
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth part in an occasional series about dementia.Lonni Schicker, 63, sets up her laptop on a small table in the corner of the kitchen of the apartment. The computer is on loan from the Alzheimer's Association. She opens a...
Sultan: Healing from Years of Torment
When the nation heard a little more than two years ago a recording of Donald Trump bragging to Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women, it reignited a debate that brought forth a public wave of survivor stories. We were about to enter a cultural moment...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING6:05 a.m. Formula One: Russian Grand Prix, ESPN21 p.m. NASCAR: Bank of America ROVAL 400, KSDK (5)BASEBALL2:05 p.m. Yankees at Red Sox, TBS2:05 p.m. Alternating coverage of key games, MLB Network2:20 p.m. Cardinals at Cubs, FSM, KMOX (1120...
Tariffs Jolt Construction Supplier from Growth Mode to Survival Mode
Mark McLaren thinks about the effect of tariffs whenever he notices dirt on his office floor.McLaren is vice president and co-founder of BlueBoat International, which sources materials for construction projects. Firing a janitorial contractor was a cost-cutting...
Team-Bonding Finds Blues at Naval Academy
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Blues conclude preseason play in the nation's capital Sunday with their second game in five days against Washington. They will take their time getting back to St. Louis.Coach Mike Yeo has made this a team-bonding trip, with the Blues'...
Western Conference Preview: San Jose Knows the Way
Western Conference teams at a glance, in projected order of finish for 2018-19:CENTRAL DIVISIONNASHVILLE PREDATORS2017-18 RECORD - 53-18-11COACH - Peter LavioletteKEY NEWCOMERS - Dan Hamhuis, Zac RinaldoKEY DEPARTURES - Scott Hartnell, Mike Fisher, Alexei...
When Faith and Duty Collide: Webster Groves Artist Tells Story of Would-Be Hitler Assassin
Under the circumstances, the pastor decided assassination was acceptable."Mere waiting and looking on is not Christian behavior," wrote Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who struggled with how to stop Adolf Hitler during World War II.Bonhoeffer conspired with other...
Who's a Victim? Who's an 'Accuser'? the Loaded Language of Sexual Assault
Over the past week, the phrase "Kavanaugh's accuser" has multiplied and mutated like a virus in a sci-fi story: "Second Kavanaugh accuser in standoff." "Third Kavanaugh accuser steps forward." "Lawyer for Kavanaugh's second accuser." The persistence...
World for Sun. 180930
Canada postpones U.N. speech amidtrade talks with U.S. and MexicoCanadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has postponed her U.N. General Assembly speech as trade talks between the U.S. and Canada intensify. Freeland had been scheduled to speak...
Young 'Voice' Singer Kennedy Holmes of Florissant Is Thankful for Early Success
If early buzz is any indication, St. Louis is looking at what could be its strongest contender yet on "The Voice."R&B/pop singer Kennedy Holmes, 13, of Florissant, could surpass St. Louis singers Tish Haynes Keys and Caroline Glaser, who did well...
'Zombies of Penzance' Is a Fun Romp
Zombies have captured the popular imagination, from the cable series "The Walking Dead" to the Brad Pitt film "World War Z" to the Jane Austen sendup "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." And now they've invaded Gilbert & Sullivan territory."The Zombies...
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