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Articles from November 11, 2018

103-Year-Old Illinois Man Has Many Stories, and World War II Is One of Them
The war came after the mobsters and the meteorite.When you have a 103-year timeline like Elvio Fassero, serving in World War II is but one chapter in a long line of them.Fassero tells no tales of heroics and pushes away any accolades given for his time...
Adams, Edna Marlene "Mar" Was Born August 11
Adams, Edna Marlene "Mar" was born August 11, 1936 in Hickman, KY. She was the daughter of William "Milton" and Emma Hazel (nee Mayo) Holcomb. She lived the early years of her life in Lake County, TN. Her parents were sharecroppers and were displaced...
Althoff Volleyball Loses
NORMAL - Althoff junior setter Mary Wessel knew early on Saturday that her team was in serious trouble in the Class 3A girls volleyball state championship match against Sterling.Junior hitter Karinna Gall could sense it, too."We kept hitting it at them...
A Veterans Day Remembrance
There were two Vietnam wars: one largely forgotten except for the actual combatants, the other keenly remembered by most baby boomers. The first was fought in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam; the second on college campuses and in living rooms...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Nov. 4
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Nov. 3.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Reckoning" - John Grisham2. "Elevation" - Stephen King3. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly4. "Every Breath" - Nicholas Sparks5. "The Next...
Blues Hope Second Time's the Charm against Minnesota
In a season of 82 games, it's prudent to move on to the next game mentally. Don't dwell on what just happened -- good or bad.But it's been difficult for the Blues to forget about that 5-1 embarrassment to Minnesota on Nov. 3, partly because the teams...
Boys Soccer Roundup
Zumwalt South tops Parkway CentralBraden Johnson had a big night Saturday.His header in the second overtime not only gave host Fort Zumwalt South a 2-1 win over defending state champion Parkway Central in a Class 3 boys soccer quarterfinal, it extended...
Curbside Food Waste Pickup Launches in St. Louis County Neighborhood with Possibility to Expand
MARYLAND HEIGHTS - Dozens of bright yellow waste bins have been appearing in one Maryland Heights neighborhood this year as part of a program that's among the first of its kind in Missouri, St. Louis County officials say.The bins were given out this...
Daturas Have Beautiful Flowers That Open at Sunset, but They Are Toxic
Q - A couple of years ago a friend gave me some round, spiked pods full of seeds. He told me to plant them in spring and at maturity there will be a big trumpet-shaped white flower that blooms at night. We have grown these plants the last two years....
East St. Louis vs Mount Carmel
CHICAGO - A year later at the same place, in the same round and against the same team, the East St. Louis football team's season came to an end.Mount Carmel scored the first 17 points and beat East St. Louis 29-19 in a Class 7A quarterfinal Saturday...
Editorial: Missourians Elected Josh Hawley, but Do They Really Know Who He Is?
Republican Senator-elect Josh Hawley will now represent this state on the national stage, having defeated incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday. But Missourians still deserve answers to some crucial questions about their new senator: Who is Josh...
Editorial: Prop D Failure Shows Pitfalls of Ballot Measures, but Organizers Must Try Again
There are indications that Missouri voters last week didn't reject a much-needed fuel-tax increase to repair the state's long-neglected transportation system out of stinginess. More likely, the culprit was badly worded ballot language that made it appear...
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Irvin Williams - The gardener whose horticulture career spanning the administrations of Presidents John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush made him the longest-serving gardener in White House history has died.Mr. Williams died Nov. 7 (2018) at a hospital in...
Enter Our 2018 Travel Photo Contest: You Can Win a Vacation to Punta Cana or Cancun
Last year, brothers William and Patrick Courtney took first and third place, respectively, in our annual photo contest. William's winning shot was of illuminated tents under the Milky Way sky at Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Patrick Courtney's...
Farrell, Betty J. a Loving Wife
Farrell, Betty J. a loving wife, a dedicated mother and a full-time homemaker, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 surrounded by her family. Betty was born in Oxford, PA. on July 11, 1935. She attended Antioch College where she met and married David C. Farrell....
Ferguson Apartment Complex Tells Some Low-Income Tenants to Leave, but Housing Authority Says They Can Stay
FERGUSON - Several tenants at the troubled Park Ridge Apartments have been told by the owner they have to move out, blaming the St. Louis County Housing Authority for threatening to pull Section 8 funding. But the head of the Housing Authority says that's...
Fleming, Reverend John Charles "Jack" John Charles Fleming
Fleming, Reverend John Charles "Jack" John Charles Fleming, born October 8, 1938, began his new life November 2, 2018, at home with his beloved family by his side. Cherished son of the late Raymond F. and Rose Phelan Fleming. Beloved husband of Patricia...
Four Men Indicted, Accused of Chesterfield Gun Store Robbery (Copy)
ST. LOUIS - One of the men accused of burglarizing a Chesterfield gun store and a Ballwin cellphone and computer retailer posted a video of himself on the night of the crimes with a gun and a ski mask in a stolen car, charging documents claim.Four area...
Fourth-Down Stop Ignites Mizzou's Comeback
COLUMBIA, MO. - When the computer in the Onofrio Team Room turns on, Missouri players see one message as its wallpaper."4th & 1"It's there to reiterate the mindset that Tigers coach Barry Odom wants his team to take to the field every Saturday. For...
Freshmen Parker, Gicinto Catching on for Tigers
COLUMBIA, MO. - As injuries have ransacked Missouri's depth on offense, a couple of freshmen have found their way into the game plan with roles that grow by the week. In Saturday's 33-28 victory over Vanderbilt, rookie tight end Daniel Parker Jr. again...
Garabedian, Taniel A. 83
Garabedian, Taniel A. 83, of Collinsville, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Taniel was born on May 10, 1935, in Beirut, Lebanon; the son of the late Apkar and Khatoun Garabedian. Taniel...
Give the Gift of Theater, Knowledge and Fun
Do some people on your shopping list already have everything they could possibly need? Consider giving them a St. Louis experience they will always remember, such as a membership, subscription or class. Most institutions offer gift packages that vary...
Go Ice Skating, Ride the Polar Express, Tour by Candlelight and More This Holiday Season
As family man Clark Griswold once said from the middle of a frozen pine forest: "The most enduring traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin. Thith tree is a thymbol of the thspirit of the Griswold family Chrithmath."...
Gruender, John W. "Jack" Passed Away
Gruender, John W. "Jack"passed away, November 8, 2018. He was born September 1, 1937 in St. Louis, a son of the late Hans and Marie (Leonhardt) Gruender. He served 9 years as a Sergeant in the US Army Reserve. John earned his Master's in Educational...
Hansen, Charles Charles Hansen Passed Away Peacefully October 14
Hansen, CharlesCharles Hansen passed away peacefully October 14, 2018 at home in Clayton, Missouri. He was born May 23, 1926 in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Charles and Katherine Hansen and was raised in Westfield, New Jersey where he graduated Westfield...
Hawley Comes to Washington with Question Marks -- and Clues
WASHINGTON - Josh Hawley will be 39 years old when he is sworn in as Missouri's next U.S. senator, and his brief period in Missouri politics makes it somewhat of a mystery as to what kind of senator he will be.He is a conservative, for sure, and a Donald...
Head to Cherokee Street for All That's Funky, Vintage and Authentic
Cherokee Street isn't just antiques anymore: it's where to find authentic Mexican eats, funky vintage wearables, loose teas by the scoopful, and local artists, makers and bakers. Make sure to check out stores and eateries both east and west of Jefferson...
Helm, Lawrence Joseph "Larry" on Wednesday
Helm, Lawrence Joseph "Larry"On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at John Cochran VA Hospital after a short illness. Beloved son of the late E. Lawrence Helm, Jr and Dolores Dunne Helm; beloved husband of Martha Gellen; best big brother of Eileen (Rick) Dreyer,...
Here Are Some St. Louis-Area Light Displays to Add Spark to Your Holidays
Make a thermos of hot chocolate, pile your family into the car and crank up the Bing Crosby: You're gonna see some Christmas lights. The options are seemingly endless -- see a municipal or commercial display, or pave your own path and find the brightest,...
Hochman: Lock Rises to the Occasion on His Birthday
COLUMBIA, MO. - They call him "Stacks."It's perfunctory. Fun. A nickname Mizzou's offensive players gave NFL-bound Drew Lock because, as explained by offensive lineman Trystan Colon-Castillo: "He's gonna get that money."But by halftime Saturday, the...
Holiday Arts Guide: Classical Music for the Holidays Includes Everything from Pops to Classics
The holiday season is barreling down upon us. To help you choose appropriate concerts to help you celebrate, here are some highlights.Ambassadors of HarmonyThe four-time championship-winning Ambassadors of Harmony offer a special combination of barbershop...
Holiday Concerts Include Harry Connick Jr., Smashing Pumpkins, Take 6, Smino, Young the Giant
Drag queens, old-school soul groups, a New Orleans-styled show with Harry Connick Jr., a gospel Christmas with Sheila E., a Sheryl Crow tribute, HoHo shows led by the Smashing Pumpkins, a hip-hop celebration by Smino, and -- of course -- El Monstero...
In Lead Belt, Doe Run Looks to Expand Hazardous Waste Landfill at Nation's Largest Lead Recycling Facility
Industrial activity in southeast Missouri's Lead Belt region has slowed a bit over the years. The Doe Run Co.'s lead smelter in Herculaneum -- the last facility in the U.S. that smelted lead drawn from the ground -- closed in 2013, and company officials...
John Burroughs Is the Best Class 2 Soccer Team Ever
FENTON - John Burroughs sophomore forward Johnny Gates is no fan of cold weather.Gates was visibly shivering Saturday afternoon after the Class 2 boys soccer state title game at Soccer Park, but that could just as easily be due to his part in a history-making...
Korte, Monica T. (Nee Owens)
Korte, Monica T. (nee Owens), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Beloved wife of Allan B. Korte for 52 years; loving mother of Tom (Jenny) Korte and Christine Korte; cherished grandmother of Olivia, Phillip,...
Late 3s Help SLU Hang on to Beat Troy
The St. Louis University of the first half Saturday night looked a lot like the Billikens of last season. And the season before that.There was poor shooting, an inability to take care of the ball and a general lack of cohesiveness, and the result was...
Law & Order
ST. PETERS > Head-on collision on icy road kills child - Police in St. Peters are investigating a two-vehicle crash on an icy road Friday night that killed a girl, 4.About 10:15 p.m., a 2000 Chevrolet van heading west on Salt River Road near Spencer...
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 11
Security clearance in Vietnam was ticket to old ageOn a sultry day in October 1967, I reported for a meeting of new arrivals in Saigon. The lieutenant colonel asked for a show of hands of those who had a "secret" security clearance.I and many in our...
Link, Dr. Larry M. "Pete" (85 Yrs) Has Left to Go on to His Next Adventure in the Heavenly Kingdom. He Was Husband to the Late Shirley (Wilson) for 32 Years; Father to Rhonda Nocito (Late Anthony)
Link, Dr. Larry M. "Pete" (85 yrs) has left to go on to his next adventure in the Heavenly Kingdom. He was husband to the late Shirley (Wilson) for 32 years; father to Rhonda Nocito (late Anthony), Chris (Dan) Davis, Brad (Barbara) Link, Doug Link,...
Made in St. Louis: Architect Teaches Others His Love of Glass-Making
Glass artist and architect - Michael T. MoranAge - 56Family - Wife, Mary Lorrin (Lori)Home - GlendaleWhat he does - Moran is a studio artist as well as an instructor and demonstrator at Third Degree Glass Factory. He is also a licensed architect.Where...
McClellan: Edward McCormack's Service in WWI Fosters a Century of Friendship
One hundred years ago on Sunday, the 6th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division was in the Argonne Forest in northeastern France. Despite the approaching armistice, the Marines were not taking the morning off. They fired their final shell at 10:56...
McDermott: The Democratic House Takeover Could Revive Trump's Best Idea
Before Rome fell, its roads fell apart. There may be no better measure of decline for a once-great civilization than potholed thoroughfares and unsafe bridges. Modern America has these in abundance, along with failing dams, outdated airports, inadequate...
Messenger: Fifty Years after Danforth Revived the Missouri GOP, the Script Has Been Flipped
Former U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth is the paradox that explains an oddity in Tuesday's election results.The blue wave that swept over much of the nation -- flipping the U.S. House to Democratic control amid heightened voter disgust over the corrupt presidency...
Metro Digest: Game 2 of World Chess Championship Ends in a Draw
LONDON > Game 2 of World Chess Championship ends in a draw - The second game of the 2018 World Chess Championship, pitting three-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen against Fabiano Caruana of St. Louis, ended Saturday in a draw after 49 moves.The...
MICDS vs Hazelwood East
Rams grind way pastSpartans for district titleThe dietary habits of male bighorn sheep, also known as Rams, are well documented, if not well-known. They are herbivores, and like to eat seeds, grass and small plants.The MICDS Rams followed the example...
Mizzou Survives Vanderbilt, Secures Bowl Eligibility
COLUMBIA, MO. - The ball floated in the air for three seconds, but for every Missouri player, coach and fan, it must have felt like eternity.Flashbacks of Kentucky surely raced through the minds of every tortured soul who came back for more Saturday...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. stltoday.com/moundcitymoneyOil-recovery firm is Nvsted's second offering - Nvsted, the crowdfunding platform launched by the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership to help local startups raise money,...
Museums and St. Louis Institutions
Old World Christmas Toy Drum Ornament - The toy drum is a classic symbol of the holidays. Add some color and childhood nostalgia to your tree. $8.99 at Campbell House Museum gift shop, 1508 Locust Street, campbellhousemuseum.orgMosaic crystal pendants...
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Medal of Freedom winners announcedPresident Donald Trump named on Saturday seven individuals who will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week -- a list that includes three posthumous recipients. The awardees are: Miriam Adelson, Sen. Orrin...
Ornaments
Twinkling Treasures ornament - This ornament features six blinking colored lights that last about 80 hours. $8.50 at All About Animals, 407 South Main Street, St. Charles, allaboutanimals.onlinePlant kindness ornament - Sow some seeds of compassion with...
Rooney, Lewis and Clark Women Back in Nationals
Tim Rooney simply couldn't give it up.Last November, after leading the Lewis and Clark Community College women to the national tournament, Rooney stepped down as the winningest junior college women's soccer coach in history.But he couldn't stay away."At...
Roundup: Lindenwood Ends Season with Stunning Rally at Missouri Western
Lindenwood ends season with stunning rally at Missouri WesternNate Sutherlin's 3-yard TD run with 36 seconds left capped a 21-point fourth-quarter rally and ended Lindenwood's season with a dramatic 27-23 win over host Missouri Western, but not but not...
Shop Belleville: Small-Town America with a German Twist
You might think Belleville has a rich French heritage -- its name is French for "beautiful town" -- but its German roots rule, especially around the holidays. Park and walk along Main Street, the heart of the downtown shopping district, for a truly unique...
Shop Chesterfield: More Than Outlet Malls
While the outlet malls in Chesterfield typically draw crowds looking for a bargain during the holidays, there are several smaller shopping destinations in the area. You can discover unique gifts at local retailers, attend special events featuring handmade...
Shop Clayton and Ladue: From Local Boutiques and Gift Shops to Malls I
Clayton and Ladue are perfect shopping destinations if you're the kind of person who likes to poke around specialty stores and unique gift shops until you find the perfect present. On the other hand, if you're the kind of person who just wants to get...
Shop Edwardsville and Glen Carbon: Spunk and Charm 25 Minutes from Downtown St. Louis
What's your shopping pleasure? If you like parking and leisurely strolling, downtown Edwardsville offers a charming mix of small-town shops, cool cafes and soul-satisfying restaurant fare. If you also need some big-box buying convenience, you can find...
Shop Kimmswick: Small Town Charm with Big-Town Gift Ideas
Though just 25 miles south of St. Louis on Interstate 55, the small town of Kimmswick along the Mississippi River feels like a different era. But inside many of the shops you'll find trendy collections and hip new items.While you're thereChristmas in...
Shop Kirkwood and Webster Groves
These St. Louis County neighbors boast historic downtowns with plenty of eclectic shops and hip boutiques. Artsy, literary and personalized presents seem to be a specialty, and many of the stores pride themselves on carrying items from St. Louis-based...
Shop Maplewood
Maplewood's bustling stretch of Manchester Road, and the surrounding area, is packed with great shops where you can find one-of-a-kind gifts, including lots of locally made, handcrafted goods. The area is walkable, with ample street parking and (bonus!)...
Shop St. Charles: Charming Streets Filled with Santas from All over the World
The only thing more enchanting than historic downtown St. Charles' brick streets, historic buildings and river views is historic downtown during the holidays. Characters, carolers and marching bands fill the streets for a festive shopping experience...
Shop the Central West End
The Central West End is city living as it ought to be: dense streets packed with sidewalk-friendly dining options, funky boutiques, cerebral gift shops and historic homes. Make a day of it as you shop, dine and catch a film at the Chase Park Plaza or...
Shop the Delmar Loop: Unique Shopping, Entertainment and Eats
More than 130 specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues call the Loop along Delmar Boulevard home. The Loop is named for streetcars that came west more than 100 years ago and "looped around" before making connections. A new electric...
Smith, Harriot O'Fallon Died Peacefully on Friday
Smith, Harriot O'Fallon Died peacefully on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the age of 91.Beloved wife for 61 years of the late H. Parker Smith; she is survived by her children H. Parker Smith, Jr (Joan), Susan Smith and Catherine Krane (Peter). Grandmother...
Spectacularly Entertaining 'Aladdin' Captivates Fox Audience
Aladdin (Clinton Greenspan), the title character in the musical running at the Fox Theatre through Nov. 25, is a charismatic street hustler in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah. In the company of his pals Babkak (Zach Bencal), Omar (Philippe...
St. Louis Jobless Rate Nears 3 Percent, and This Time It Doesn't Look like a Bubble
If you're looking for a job in St. Louis, the odds don't get much better than they are right now.The metro area's unemployment rate fell to 3.1 percent in September, the lowest number since at least 1990. (That's how far federal statistics go back, but...
St. Louis Port Authority Expansion Could Help Pay for MLS Stadium
An effort to expand the boundaries of the St. Louis Port Authority stalled at the Board of Aldermen on Friday amid questions about oversight of the powerful economic development body and controversy over St. Louis County's port authority.But not mentioned...
Sultan: When Someone You Love Is on the Ballot
When my youngest sister confided in me three years ago that she was considering a run for public office, her babies were 1 and 2 years old. She was a sleep-deprived, working mom whose husband also put in long hours as an attorney.I encouraged her because...
Sun COBAS
SIUE falls against WinthropAdam Pickett scored 24 points and all five starters reached double digits as Winthrop pulled away from SIU Edwardsville in the second half for a road win, 94-82, on Saturday. Winthrop (1-1) shot 58 percent in the second half...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING11:05 a.m. Formula One: Grand Prix of Brazil, ESPN21:30 p.m. NASCAR: Can-Am 500, KSDK (5)3 p.m. NHRA: Auto Club NHRA finals, FS1BASEBALL7 p.m. Japan All-Star Tour: MLB All-Stars vs. Japan (taped), MLB NetworkBASKETBALL11 a.m. College women:...
Top 25 Roundup: Patterson's Three TD Passes Highlight Michigan Blowout
Patterson's three TD passes highlight Michigan blowoutShea Patterson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Karan Higdon ran for a pair of 1-yard scores and visiting Michigan kept its national championship hopes intact with a 42-7 blowout win at Rutgers...
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Pens Memoir, but Says 'I'm Just Getting Started'
Jeff Tweedy has never been a fan of the rock star memoir. He admits he's not well-versed in the genre."They never appealed to me for some reason -- I don't know why," he says. "I'm sure there are a lot of things I could learn from reading other people's...
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Turkey gives Khashoggi audioto 5 nations, including U.S.Turkey gave voice recordings related to the killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the United States and four other nations, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. The recordings were...
Yeo's Not Telling, but Johnson in Line for Another Start
Make way everybody for Chad Johnson. It's only the second week of November and already we're witnessing the sight of a Blues backup goalie stealing starts from Jake Allen."I want to be careful because I don't want to say something that sounds like Jake...
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