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Articles from February 8, 2019

9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day St. Louis-Style
Dinner is a classic go-to for a romantic outing, which means snagging a table on Valentine's Day at your favorite special-occasion restaurant could be tricky.So consider an alternative. St. Louis has plenty of quirky date spots for couples seeking a...
Another Huge Logistics Park Planned as New Warehouse Space Keeps Coming
A Kansas City firm plans to begin construction on a new 600-acre industrial park in Pontoon Beach, the latest indication that a hot market for new warehouse space isn't cooling down here yet.The new park in the Metro East, planned by NorthPoint Development...
Best Bets: 'Oslo,' Cupid's Undie Run, Bacchanalian Ball, Ozzie Smith, 'Sesame Street Live!'
FRIDAY'The Crucible'When Friday through Feb. 23; showtimes vary - Where Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue - How much $25-$30 - More info brownpapertickets.comStray Dog Theatre presents the Arthur Miller drama about the Salem witch trials. Now...
Billikens Aim to Stay in the Hunt
Four months have passed since St. Louis University was picked to win the Atlantic 10, which seemed, at the time, to not have a dominant team or obvious contenders for the NCAA Tournament.Not surprisingly, the standings have not developed the way the...
Business Digest
Fincher named CEO of HBM Holdings - Clayton-based HBM Holdings named Andy Fincher CEO.In September, Fincher became president and chief operating officer overseeing HBM's four portfolio companies: Mississippi Lime Co., Tru-Flex, Schafer Industries, and...
Can Women or Hip-Hop Finally Take Control at This Year's Grammys?
Could a new "go big or go home" attitude be the remedy for what ails the Grammys?The 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday night have been supersized, with more nominees -- eight instead of the usual five -- in top categories such as album, record and song of...
Capsule Reviews of Recent Movie Releases for Feb. 8
'Aquaman' **PG-13 - 2:22 - Jason Momoa's charisma is as formidable as his brawn, but this movie about the long-haired, shirtless superhero is soggy with Atlantis mythology and drowns in special effects. Associated Press'Bohemian Rhapsody' **½PG-13 -...
Did You Buy St. Louis Rams Gear before the Team Moved to L.A.? Judge Approves Class Action Suit
The Los Angeles Rams just lost another skirmish in the team's multiple legal battles.This time, a St. Louis judge approved a class-action lawsuit aiming to get money back to fans who bought tickets and merchandise since 2010, and got stuck with jerseys,...
Digest: Former OU Coach Stoops Hired by Dallas XFL Team
Former OU coach Stoops hired by Dallas in XFLFormer Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is coming out of retirement to lead the new Dallas franchise in the reincarnation of the XFL.Stoops was named coach and general manager of the Dallas team Thursday at the home...
Edgewell Taps New CEO, Eyes Sale of Feminine Care and Baby Products
Edgewell Personal Care has announced that Rod Little will become its next president and CEO.Edgewell, the maker of Schick razors, Banana Boat sunscreen and other personal care products, said Little's appointment would be effective March. 1.The leadership...
Editorial: Attempt to Repeal the Estate Tax Reveals GOP at Its Coddle-the-Rich Worst
For those worried about all the problems America faces today that Congress has been unable or unwilling to address -- crumbling infrastructure, skyrocketing student-loan debt, growing financial inequity, wage stagnation -- have no fear: Senate Majority...
Editorial: Missouri Law Should Reflect Today's Medical and Societal Advances on HIV
Under current Missouri law, a person who has tested positive for HIV can face serious legal consequences for actions as medically harmless as spitting. The statutes were written decades ago, before medical science caught up with the disease. That they're...
Ellisville Officials to Urge Counterparts Statewide to Oppose 'Power Grab' Merger Vote
ELLISVILLE > Officials to urge counterparts elsewhere to oppose statewide merger vote - Ellisville officials on Wednesday night approved having Mayor Mike Roemerman and City Manager Bill Schwer write to city officials elsewhere in Missouri to express...
Fenton Mayor Who Allegedly Misled Police on Hit-and-Run Withstands Calls for Resignation
FENTON - After several residents called for Mayor Joshua Voyles to resign Thursday night for allegedly misleading police investigating a hit-and-run he later admitted to, the Board of Aldermen voted down three attempts to take action against him.Voyles,...
Friday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING5 p.m. NHRA: Lucas Oil Winternationals, Friday Nitro, FS1BASKETBALL6 p.m. College: St. Louis U. at St. Joseph's, ESPN2, WXOS (101.1 FM)6 p.m. College: Canisius at Rider, ESPNU6 p.m. NBA: Nuggets at 76ers, ESPN7 p.m. College women: Georgetown...
Giant Heroin Spoon Art Is Moved Again, to Drugmaker's Gates
Virginia leaders still in turmoilVirginia's Democrats struggled to find their way out of interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party's top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor's chair.With Gov. Ralph Northam's...
Girls Basketball: Hallemann, Pickett Power Greenville to First Regional Crown in 19 Years
STAUNTON - Megan Hallemann doesn't have a mean bone in her body.The 6-foot-4 Greenville High junior is the epitome of a gentle giant."She's one of the sweetest girls you'll ever meet," Greenville junior guard Rylee Pickett said. "But when she's out there...
Girls Basketball: Siekmann, Althoff Ease Coach's Pain with Thrilling Regional Win
TRENTON - Senior Tiffani Siekmann and the Althoff girls basketball team eased the pain of coach Brianna Ankenbrandt on Thursday.Siekmann scored a game-high 11 points and made two key 3-pointers as the Crusaders defeated Sesser-Valier-Waltonville 40-39...
Goldschmidt among Many Early Birds Already in Jupiter
JUPITER, Fla. - A little after 9 a.m. local time Thursday, about 10 days and 23 hours before the Cardinals' first full-squad workout of spring training, a car curled in front of the gate leading to the team's parking lot and out unfolded a 6-foot-3 first...
Golf: Johnson, Flanagan Lead Vic Open in LPGA-European Tour Event
Felicity Johnson made a late move up the leaderboard Thursday at the LPGA's Vic Open to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round in Barwon Heads, Australia.The Englishwoman shot an 8-under 65 on the Creek course at the 13th Beach Golf Links, where...
Gordo: It's Too Close to Call in the MVC
Life without Wichita State was just fine for the Missouri Valley Conference last year.While the Shockers played on the bigger American Athletic Conference stage after changing leagues, Loyola Chicago gained national fame.The Ramblers won the MVC Tournament...
Green, Frances Van Sant Long-Time Resident of Webster Groves
Green, Frances Van SantLong-time resident of Webster Groves, Missouri, passed away on February 6, 2019, at the age of 95. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, attorney John R. Green II, and sister Katherine Conniff of Hawaii. She is survived...
Interpol Goes for a Stripped-Down Sound with Latest Album, 'Marauder'
'There's no strategy to art," says Interpol's bassist, vocalist and lyricist Paul Banks, talking about the band's most recent album, 2018's "Marauder.""It's really more of a personal quest to become a better artist. That's what keeps it exciting -- wanting...
Jerk Soul Is a Carryout Caribbean Marvel in Hyde Park
Zahra Spencer and Telie Woods could imagine their first restaurant -- a beachfront shack in St. Thomas in Spencer's native U.S. Virgin Islands where they would sell jerk chicken and braised oxtails to cruise-ship tourists. Spencer found the actual shack,...
Law & Order
ST. CHARLES > Lindenwood president wants suspension lifted - Suspended Lindenwood University President Michael D. Shonrock went to court Thursday in an effort to lift his paid suspension.Shonrock is seeking both a temporary restraining order as well...
Legislation Aims to Make Petition Process More Difficult after Four Ballot Measures Pass in November
JEFFERSON CITY - Republican politicians are leading a push to make the initiative petition process more difficult in Missouri, especially when it comes to changing the state constitution.The effort follows the November 2018 election in which Missouri...
Letters to the Editor, Feb. 8
Time to focus on infrastructure investmentNews reports indicate the governors of Missouri and Illinois have something in common: making investment in infrastructure a top priority. That's welcome news for the St. Louis Regional Freightway and the many...
Media Views: St. Louis TV Viewers to the NFL -- Zzzzzz. Gateway City Ratings Low
Fans in New Orleans, irate about the non-call late in the NFC title game that probably cost the Saints a slot in the Super Bowl, turned their backs -- and eyes -- away from the Big Game as a protest to the NFL.The rating there for New England's 13-3...
Medical Research Roundup
Following are some of the medical research grants awarded to area scientists:WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINEThe scientist - Nupam Mahajan, professor of surgeryThe grant - $2.8 million from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes...
Medicare for All Is an Improved Free-Market Solution
I am a capitalist and physician who believes competition within a market can drive up quality and drive down cost. That's why I believe single-payer Medicare for All is an improved market solution and the best road forward for American health care.Think...
Messenger: Lines Drawn in Missouri Debtors' Prison Debate: Extortion vs. Freedom
At the Missouri Supreme Court when lawyers argue their first case before the state's seven black-robed judges, a veteran, somebody who has previously appeared before the court, will introduce those lawyers, telling the judges where they got their law...
Missouri House Votes to Curtail State Open Records Law after Voters Subject Lawmakers to It
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House on Thursday approved a measure that would severely curtail the state's open records law, though Senate leaders signaled that they would tighten the proposal's sweeping provisions.The measure generated heated debate...
Nonprofit That Helps People with Disabilities Finds Dream Home in Webster Groves, but Zoning Laws Could Get in the Way
WEBSTER GROVES - The only reason Robby Fisher can live at home with his parents is because they have somewhere safe to take him if an emergency strikes.Fisher, 28, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. He lives in the Affton area with his father,...
Notebook: Blues' Maroon, Lightning's Cooper Hold Bandits Reunion
TAMPA, FLA. - Pat Maroon doesn't get to see his former junior hockey coach all that often. But Thursday was one of those days.Back in the day, Jon Cooper coached the old St. Louis Bandits in the North American Hockey League. He has come a long way since...
Paraguay Seizes Largest Cocaine Cargo in Country's North
U.S. nuns urge changes to church structureThe largest association of religious sisters in the United States called Thursday for an overhaul of the male-led leadership structure of the Catholic Church, after Pope Francis publicly acknowledged the problem...
People in Business
UHY Advisors MO Inc. promoted Jill Starrs to managing director and Angie Hoog to principal.Hubbard St. Louis promoted Danny Montana to brand content director of New Country 92.3.Darla Tinker, assistant vice president and branch manager at US Bank, was...
People in Business: Wild to Lead Operation Food Search
Kristen Wild was named executive director of Operation Food Search.Wild succeeds Sunny Schaefer, who served as executive director of the nonprofit hunger relief organization for 22 years.Previously, Wild was executive director at the Ladue Education...
Piper, Katherine "Kay" Bemis 93 Years Young
Piper, Katherine "Kay" Bemis 93 years young, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 1, 2019. Born in St. Louis on December 21, 1925, Kay brought joy, love and laughter to everyone she met. She spent her early years...
Q&A: Firebird Turns 10, Rockin' on Thanks to Faith and Sacrifice
The Firebird, the intimate midtown concert venue that hosted Imagine Dragons and Chris Stapleton before they went on to headline arenas and festivals, is turning 10.The venue celebrates with a concert Saturday with Boomtown United, MotherFather, Kilverez,...
Recently Reviewed Theater for Feb. 8
Celebrate the season with theater, dance performances all over town. stltoday.com/arts'Avenue Q'When Through March 3 - Where Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 West Port Plaza - How much $30-$75 - More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.com"Sesame Street" is the...
Reed Pays Delinquent Taxes to Avoid Being Kicked off March Primary Ballot
St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed paid nearly $900 in delinquent taxes this week to avoid being kicked off the March primary ballot, where he is seeking re-election.The rush to pay the bills came just hours after an employee of one of...
Remembering Dan Kelly 30 Years Later
The booming voice that served as the introduction to hockey for many Blues fans in the team's formative years long has been silent.But Dan Kelly's powerful baritone delivery endures in the memories of those who heard him describe the exploits of the...
Richard Fortus of Guns N' Roses Gets Experimental with Headtronics
Richard Fortus is a familiar sight onstage in his native St. Louis.In December, the guitarist joined his former outfit, Pale Divine, for its latest reunion show at the Pageant, and sat in with El Monstero during its recent run at the same venue. Also...
Rising Country Star Dylan Scott Is Making Memories on the Road
When you grow up listening to your father tell stories about life on the road as part of a country band, complete with bars and buses, maybe you're destined to wind up with road stories of your own.If so, Dylan Scott should be gathering string now as...
Rockwood School District Board Selects New Superintendent
ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Rockwood selects next superintendent - The Rockwood Board of Education voted unanimously to select a superintendent from Ohio to fill the district's top post, the board announced Thursday.Mark Miles will start work on July 1, when...
Schenn Lifts Blues in OT to Cap off 3-0 Road Trip
TAMPA, FLA. - The mighty have fallen, and it was the Blues who knocked them off on Brayden Schenn's breakaway goal with 59 seconds left in overtime of a scoreless game.Winning a season-high fourth game in a row, the Blues have come out flying after their...
Starstruck Politicians Aside, Film Tax Credits Are Poor Economic Policy
Most of us get excited at the prospect of seeing Hollywood actors up close, but state politicians seem especially starstruck.Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe is so awed by celebrity that he wants to spend tax money to lure more productions like Ben Affleck's...
St. Louis Health Department Names New Director
Dr. Fredrick Echols has been hired to serve as director of the St. Louis Department of Health, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Thursday.Echols, 37, currently is director of communicable diseases at the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. He previously...
Success of Super Bowl Music Festival Marks a Win for St. Louis' Synergy Productions
ATLANTA - The inaugural Super Bowl Music Festival, co-produced by St. Louis-based Synergy Productions, triumphed on Super Bowl weekend at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, sidestepping obstacles that could've sent it awry."We were worried. There were challenges...
Suspects Charged after Child Calls 911 during Sunset Hills Home Invasion
SUNSET HILLS - A man asking for water and an accomplice forced their way into a Sunset Hills home last week, took a woman's jewelry at gunpoint and fled when they noticed a 10-year-old calling 911, police said after charges were filed Wednesday in the...
Thursday's Results - High School Basketball, Boys Ice Hockey
GIRLS BASKETBALLCrossroads 7 10 9 19 48Hancock 8 9 18 10 53C (7-11): FG 0 (0), FT 0-0.H (10-10): Stewart 17, Dought-Saxton 12, Brenizer 10, Hunter 5, Stroup 4, Moultrie 3, Fujarte 2. FG 23 (0), FT 7-19.---Pky. West 15 17 19 16 67McCluer 2 8 7 0 17P (7-15):...
Ticket Tracker: Hozier, Kacey Musgraves Coming to Stifel Theatre in Separate Shows
The Ambassadormetrotix.com- Howard Hewett, 8 p.m. March 3, $20-$30.---Chaifetz Arenaticketmaster.com- Tom Joyner's "One More Time Experience Tour" with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Kem, 7:30 p.m. July 13, $57-$128.---Delmar Hallticketmaster.com- Petty...
Tigers Storm Back, Knock off No. 18 Aggies in OT
COLUMBIA, MO. - The Missouri women's basketball team could feel the urgency going into Thursday's game against No. 18 Texas A&M. After losing at Louisiana State on Monday, the Tigers needed a win to ensure their season wouldn't fall off the tracks...
Tobin, Mildred "Tootsie" (Nee Stanish)
Tobin, Mildred "Tootsie" (nee Stanish), Loving wife of the late William J. Tobin; beloved mother and best friend of Mary-Ellen Tobin; dearest sister of the late Mel Stanish; dear aunt of Mary Ann "Cookie" (Kevin) Lavin, Melanie "Sissy" (Donnie) Grimm,...
Trenton Forster's Father Testifies He Called Police Day before St. Louis County Police Officer Was Killed, Hoping They Would Pick Up His Son
CLAYTON - Trenton Forster's father said he called St. Louis County police the day before Officer Blake Snyder was killed to report that his son was a danger and he would like police to pick him up. William Forster testified Thursday afternoon that he...
Two Pipelines, Including Keystone, Shut after Oil Leak in St. Charles County
Two national oil pipelines have at least been partially shut down as a result of leakage discovered Wednesday in St. Charles County, near the Mississippi River.Questions far outnumbered answers nearly 36 hours after the crude oil leak was first reported...
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