St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 6, 2019

A Family Cruise to the Caribbean: The How, the Where, the When, the How Much
People often ask whether I get bored on cruises. It's like staying at one hotel the entire vacation, they say. Well, I suppose, if your hotel has multiple swimming pools, Broadway-style shows, nature programs, all the food you can eat at a variety of...
After 2018 Loss, Stocks No Longer Look Overvalued
Last year, for the first time in a decade, stock-market investors found themselves counting losses instead of gains.It was a rough year that included two corrections of 10 percent or more, and came close in December to meeting the bear-market definition...
'Alabama Story' Is Exuberant, Hilarious and Timely
A children's picture book is at the heart of Kenneth Jones' "Alabama Story," a crowd-pleasing and imaginatively theatrical comedy-drama inspired by the real-life conflict between an enlightened librarian and a bigoted politician. Directed by Paul Mason...
At Home: Sunset Hills Home Is Stylish Mix of Old and New
When the previous owner of her home pulled into his driveway, he discovered Nina Seitz peering into his windows. "I told him that a cousin lived down the street and that she had mentioned the house was going to be for sale," she remembers. Soon afterward,...
Beale on Broadway Owner Calls Closing 'Heart-Wrenching,' Says 'Musical Magic' Happened There
Downtown St. Louis' "blues triangle" lost one of its anchors with the Thursday closing of Beale on Broadway. The concert staple at 701 South Broadway leaves nearby BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups and Broadway Oyster Bar to carry the blues mantle.After weeks...
BenFred: Vandals Were No Match for Wellston's Uplifting Youth Boxing Club
Quinci Page Jr. is going to nationals.Here's hoping those who tried to stop him hear the news.The cowards probably figured they had landed a knockout punch.They underestimated.Armed with a blade and bad intentions, those who vandalized the Wellston TNT...
Best-Selling Books for the Week That Ended Dec. 30
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Dec. 29, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan and reprinted from Publishers Weekly.TOP 25 OVERALL...
Billikens Need Other Big Men to Step Up with Gordon Gone
Travis Ford knows the challenge of competing in the Atlantic 10 with a front line that lacks depth, having coached St. Louis University to a fifth-place finish last season under such a scenario.Now that forward Carte'Are Gordon has announced that he...
Blues Notebook: Edmundson Is Odd Man Out
The Blues have eight healthy defensemen on their roster at the moment, and their game Thursday against Washington marked the first time this season all of their top seven were healthy.Interim coach Craig Berube worked his way around that on Thursday...
Books: St. Charles Author Places French Girl in Danger in World War II
Credit author Doyle Suit of St. Charles for having the pluck to put himself inside the mind of a grade-school girl in the Nazi-occupied Alsace region of France during World War II. Then give Suit extra credit for making that first-person narration work.True,...
Books: What Do Women Want from Medical Marijuana? St. Louis Author Explains
Nikki Furrer's first book isn't for stoners, she says. "It's for stoners to give to their moms."Especially moms with questions about what medical marijuana dispensaries will be like in Missouri.Her own mother's friends have already quizzed her about...
Boys Basketball: Bultman, Nashville Subdue Effingham in Highland Shootout Win
HIGHLAND, ILL. - After two difficult losses, the Nashville Hornets still had plenty of sting Saturday.Senior Bryce Bultman scored a game-high 21 points and junior Matt Anderson came off the bench and contributed 10 points and two 3-pointers as Nashville...
Boys Basketball: Liddell's Highlight Moment Helps Push Belleville West Past Vashon at Highland
HIGHLAND - EJ Liddell borrowed this one from the King.A senior power forward for the Belleville West boys basketball team and the reigning Illinois Mr. Basketball, Liddell picked up his dribble at the free-throw line, looked for an outlet and when he...
Boys Wrestling: Hawks' Four First-Period Pins Help Holt Capture GAC Title
WARRENTON - Nine different schools had individual championships and Holt came on strong to win the team title Saturday at the Gateway Athletic Conference Wrestling Championships.The Indians, who last won the 17-team event in 2016, finished with 170 points...
Brengle, Joseph Roger of Warrenton
Brengle, Joseph Rogerof Warrenton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the age of 90. Beloved husband to the late Doris Marion Brengle for 66 wonderful years; devoted father of Mike (Rita) Brengle, Terry Lynn Marie (Kevin) Baker, Nancy...
Can the Collector of Revenue Help St. Louis Tackle Its Vacancy Problem?
Among the estimated 25,000 vacant properties in St. Louis, more than half are still privately owned.Most will sit and continue to deteriorate for five, six, maybe seven years before they're offered to the public for sale because of unpaid taxes. If no...
Court Will Allow Mention of Betsy Faria Case in Pamela Hupp's Murder Trial
ST. CHARLES COUNTY - A judge ruled Friday that certain details of the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria in Lincoln County can be mentioned when Pamela Hupp goes on trial this spring on a capital murder charge for the 2016 fatal shooting of Louis Gumpenberger.Attorneys...
Deaths Elsewhere
Daryl Dragon - The cap-wearing "Captain" of the Captain and Tennille, who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Wednesday (Jan. 2, 2019) at age 76.Mr. Dragon died of renal...
Editorial: Congress Needs to Understand Tech Issues; a Shuttered Office of Experts Could Help
There once was a group of technology experts whose job was to educate members of Congress on cutting-edge issues they needed to understand while writing tech-related legislation. But the Office of Technology Assessment was defunded in the 1990s -- right...
Editorial: In XFL Deal, St. Louis Has a Chance to Host Football without Getting Sacked
It's exciting that professional football is returning to St. Louis. It's doubly exciting that, this time, the city isn't being set up for a financial fumble.When the XFL begins playing at the Dome at America's Center in February 2020, it will be under...
Familiar Feel as Blues Lose to Islanders
As the Blues have staggered through this season, they have also struggled to explain exactly what has gone wrong. If there's one consistency, it's been, to borrow a phrase from former Israel prime minister Abba Eban, that they have never missed an opportunity...
Greiner III, Seth R. of Cromwell
Greiner III, Seth R. of Cromwell, beloved husband for 16 yrs. of Babette Greiner, died on Thursday, December 27th, 2018. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Seth R. Greiner III after a short and courageous battle with cancer. He was...
Hochman: It's Well Past Time for Bruce's Hall of Fame Induction
It could be the most important question he'll ever be asked, and he doesn't know the answer.Just what is Isaac Bruce's suit jacket size?"I don't know, man -- I may need to get measured again," Bruce said Saturday by phone. "We'll find out, and I'll make...
Hoff, Walter Simon Took His Trip Home to Be with the Lord on Friday
Hoff, Walter Simontook his trip home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 4th, at the age of 87. He left surrounded by Norma Jean, his loving wife of 62 years, and his 7 sons and families. The youngest son of four born to John and Anna Hoff (Sommer),...
Hunsicker, Michael "Greg" of St. Peters
Hunsicker, Michael "Greg"of St. Peters, MO, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Mary M. Hunsicker, children Christina, Matthew, and Michael Hunsicker, his sister Mary Jo Blaze (Steve Blaze), her children, and...
Irvine, Katharine (Nee Logan)
Irvine, Katharine (nee Logan), It is with great sadness that the family of Katharine Logan Irvine, known to friends as Kathy, announces her passing on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the age of 75 years. Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her husband...
Law & Order: 3 Accused in String of Burglaries
ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY > Crash kills Farmington woman - A Farmington woman was killed Friday night when her car hit a patch of ice and slid into the path of another vehicle.Jessie M. Skaggs, 25, was driving her Chevrolet Cobalt north on Highway 221,...
Law & Order: Man Rescued before Train Slams Car in Maplewood
MAPLEWOOD > Man rescued before train slams car - An elderly man attempting to make a right turn at a T intersection turned instead onto railroad tracks and was pulled to safety by nearby bar patrons moments before a train hit his car.The accident...
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 6
Series generates awareness about Alzheimer's, dementiaThe Post-Dispatch and stltoday.com series on Alzheimer's/dementia, "Stolen Future," showed a spotlight on a disease wreaking havoc on thousands of families in Missouri.The final installment in the...
Lionberger, Erle Lund Passed Away on Dec. 5
Lionberger, Erle LundPassed away on Dec. 5, 2018, at the age of 85. She was born to Erle Harsh Lund and Joel Yowell Lund. She was the beloved wife of the late John Shepley Lionberger Jr.; cherished mother to Erle Broughton and Lucy Rise (Carter); loving...
Made in St. Louis: Patrick Murphy Goes from TV to Art with Black-and-White Woodcuts
At the crowded holiday pop-up art market at Parker's Table, artists filled the space with colorful paintings, sparkling jewelry, bright ceramics and whimsical fashions. One booth stood out for its strong black and white graphic art. Woodcuts, by artist...
Maritz, Mary Ann Mary Ann Maritz
Maritz, Mary Ann Mary Ann Maritz, known to everyone as Ann and a special few as "Annie", passed away on December 14, 2018 at the age of 93. Married 46 years to the late James Albion Maritz, Jr., she is survived by her son, James A. Maritz, III (Michele...
McClellan: The Sheriff Rides into Town
Not so many years ago -- although it seems like the distant past -- I spoke at a St. Louis County Republican dinner. I was not the featured speaker, but the Republicans were honoring Martin and Mae Duggan, who weren't feeling well enough to attend, so...
McDermott: No Enemy: Lessons from a Late Watchdog Journalist Are More Relevant Than Ever
My friend and former editor Dana Heupel died the morning after Christmas. I'd heard about his health problems. "I need to give him a call," I'd said, a few times.I've tried to determine when we last spoke. I know it was more than two years ago, because...
McGrath, Dr. Marian Michele Was Born in Sedalia
McGrath, Dr. Marian Michele was born in Sedalia, MO to the late John Joseph and Mary Catherine (nee Redmond) McGrath, passed away on December 30, 2018. She is survived by her husband Rick Cusick; three sisters Kathe Dunlop, Pam McGrath and Teresa Aldrich....
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. stltoday.com/moundcitymoneySt. Louis jobless rate ticks up to 3.3 percent - The St. Louis area unemployment rate edged up to 3.3 percent in November, figures seasonally adjusted by the St. Louis Federal...
Move to Stack Clean Water Panel with Farm-Friendly Allies Wins Round in Court
JEFFERSON CITY - A Republican-led effort to stack the state's Clean Water Commission with farm-friendly appointees has survived a court challenge.In a ruling issued Tuesday, Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals affirmed a decision by the commission...
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Rally mourns Houston girl, 7Hundreds of people gathered at a rally for a 7-year-old Houston girl whose killer remained at large. Those gathered Saturday were asked to be part of an "army" that will help authorities catch the person who fatally shot Jazmine...
Pets of the Week: Jan. 6
Snorzer's muzzle may be gray, but his heart is pure gold. This 7-year-old Labrador mix has expressive ears and a constantly wagging tail. Don't let his age fool you -- Snorzer still loves a good walk or playtime with his human companions. Snorzer prefers...
Repeated Efforts to Rejoin the City and County Have Been Rebuffed by Voters
It's been more than 140 years since St. Louis opted to split from St. Louis County, and so far, every attempt to merge the two has either failed to get off the ground or has been rejected by voters. As the nonprofit group Better Together prepares to...
Saturday's Results - High School Wrestling, Swimming, Basketball
BOYS WRESTLINGGAC CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTTeam scores: 1. Holt 170, 2. Fort Zumwalt South 156, 3. Francis Howell 144, 4. Francis Howell Central 118.5, 5. Timberland 107, 6. Fort Zumwalt North 103.5, 7. Washington 102, 8. Fort Zumwalt West 95.5, 9. Francis...
Shillington, John Joseph Jr. 85
Shillington, John Joseph Jr.85, passed away on December 24, 2018. He was born and resided in St. Louis, the son of John Joseph Shillington, Sr. and Matilda Jones Shillington. He graduated from Amherst College, served inArmy Counter Intelligence in Japan,...
St. Louis City and County: Divorced in 1876. Remarried in 2020?
Correction published Monday, January 7, 2019 - St. Louis was the fourth-largest city in the country in 1910. A front-page story on Sunday gave an incorrect year.A nonprofit group largely funded by a billionaire philanthropist and political donor is set...
St. Louis City Prosecutor Robert Steele Leaving for County Job? Gardner Says Yes, Bell Says Not So Fast
Robert Steele, first assistant to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, is leaving that office after two years to take a new job -- with St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, Gardner announced.But Bell told the Post-Dispatch that while...
Sun COBAS
Anthony Mathis scored 27 points to help New Mexico hand visiting Nevada its first loss of the season, 85-58 on Saturday night. The No. 6 Wolf Pack (14-1, 1-1 Mountain West) shot just 33.3 percent (19 for 57) from the field and committed 14 turnovers....
Sun COLFB
North Dakota State wins FCS titleIt was a perfect ending for North Dakota State coach Chris Klieman and quarterback Easton Stick, and yet another championship for the Bison.Stick ran for three touchdowns and threw for two as the Bison beat Eastern Washington...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
BASKETBALL11 a.m. College: Xavier at Marquette, KTVI (2)11 a.m. College women: SMU at Cincinnati, ESPN211 a.m. College: Richmond at Dayton, NBCSN11 a.m. College women: Connecticut at Houston, CBSSN11 a.m. College women: Alabama at South Carolina, ESPNUNoon...
Tall Grass That Looks like Corn Is Giant Reed
Q - At a nearby garden there is a grass growing that is approximately 30 feet tall and looks like a corn plant; however, it is not. This grass is beautiful and we call it "corn grass." Do you know what the name of it is?A - From your description, but...
Time to Let Your Workplace Shine: Top Workplace Nominations Now Open
- To nominate a business or organization, go to http://www.stltoday.com/nominate or call (314) 561-9028- Nominations are due Feb. 15, 2019- Top Workplaces publishes in June- Participation is free and open to any organization with 50 or more employees New...
Tipping Point: St. Louis Demolitions Bring Renewed Risk for Lead Poisoning More Than 2,600 St. Louis Children Have Measurable Levels of Lead in Their Blood, Which Can Lead to Brain Damage
When vacant structures fall, heavy metals in dust travel for blocks Containment practices can double cost of taking down buildings Damage to developing brains from lead poisoning is permanent---Toxic lead coursed through Christopher Holland Jr.'s body...
Trump Supporters Rally in Clayon for Border Wall
CLAYTON - Supporters of President Donald Trump rallied Saturday in support of the president and his wall on the Mexican border.Holding Trump 2016 and 2020 signs, along with others saying the "Wall is Moral" and "Make America Garrisoned Again," the crowd...
Twombly, Joseph William Joseph William Twombly Jr
Twombly, Joseph William Joseph William Twombly Jr., 99, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, while asleep in his home at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Ill. A memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday,...
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U.S. sends troops to CongoOn the eve of the first expected results of Congo's long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to Central Africa to protect U.S. assets from potential "violent demonstrations,"...
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