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Articles from March 3, 2019

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ST. LOUIS > Arrests down at Soulard Mardi Gras - Middle age could be mellowing Mardi Gras in Soulard. Fewer than 20 people were arrested as of Saturday afternoon at the 40th annual parade and party.The event typically draws more than 100,000 revelers...
A Lafayette Square Victorian Gets Updated in Modern Style
Drew and Meredith Carmier first met in Seattle, a couple of thousand miles away from their current Lafayette Square home. Drew, a native of Salem, Mo., moved there after graduating from Mizzou, and Meredith grew up in the Pacific Northwest. They married...
Aretha Franklin Complained about Missing Money before Death
Police probe missing moneymystery involving FranklinAuthorities in suburban Detroit are investigating whether someone cheated singer Aretha Franklin by cashing a $178,000 check before her death last August. Oakland County chief assistant prosecutor Paul...
A Toast to the Town: These St. Louis Places Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries in 2019
Correction published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - A story about milestone anniversaries in the STLLife section on Sunday had the wrong year for the opening of the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis. It opened in 1869 and was then called...
BenFred: SLU Can Look Special in Spurts, but a Complete Game Is Required in March
The shots were going down easy, and we're not talking about the ones at the Mardi Gras parade.Where did this Billikens offense come from?Tramaine Isabell was putting George Mason defenders on skates, buckling ankles with cuts, stops and spins.Javon Bess...
Best-Sellers for the Week That Ended Feb. 24
Here are the best-selling books from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended Feb. 23.HARDCOVER FICTION1. "The Chef" - Patterson/DiLallo2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" - Delia Owens3. "Never Tell" - Lisa Gardner4. "Connections in Death" - J.D. Robb5. "Mission...
Billikens Start Fast to Beat George Mason
For one half, St. Louis University coach Travis Ford had absolutely nothing that he could criticize about his team Saturday.The Billikens were executing, shooting, scoring, defending and even intimidating.They scored the first 10 points against George...
Blues Notebook: Maroon Back to Top Line vs. Stars
The Blues' top line Saturday against Dallas was a flashback to opening night. It consisted of Pat Maroon on left wing, Ryan O'Reilly at center and Vladimir Tarasenko, which is how the Blues opened the 2018-19 campaign way back on Oct. 4 against the Winnipeg...
Bold Is Big Inside These New Children's Picture Books
Bold illustrations, bold characters and bold ideas: This newest crop of children's books includes titles that are bound to spark conversation or leave readers wanting to learn more. March is Women's History Month, though the books here about women who...
Boyer, Gregory P. Jr. Surrounded by His Loving Family
Boyer, Gregory P. Jr. Surrounded by his loving family, Greg passed peacefully on February 28, 2019. He was 81 years old. Greg leaves behind the love of his life and wife of 56 years, Sara Boyer (nee Awalt); his son G.P. and wife, Jennifer (nee Mills),...
Boys Basketball: Champagne Pours in 19 Points to Help St. Charles West Edge McCluer for District Crown
ST. CHARLES - One shot fell.Then another.After a few more swished home, St. Charles West senior guard Trent Champagne was starting to feel it.Behind a game-high 19 points from the 6-foot-3 sharpshooter, St. Charles West edged McCluer 48-46 to win the...
Boys Basketball: Jennings Sidesteps Hazelwood East's Upset Bid for District Crown
SPANISH LAKE - The sweet, buttery scent of an upset hung in the gymnasium air Saturday afternoon at Hazelwood East High School, where the host Spartans held a two-point lead over Jennings as the fourth quarter began.That's when the Warriors, and especially...
Boys Basketball: Vashon Vanquishes Trinity, Rolls into 21st State Semifinal
WELLSTON - Tony Irons opened the wound and sprinkled a little salt.The Vashon boys basketball coach took his team on a painful walk down memory lane Friday when he showed it images from the aftermath of last season's sectional loss to St. Mary's. Faces...
Boys Hockey: Kausch's Third-Period Goals Send De Smet Past Chaminade to Championship Game
By his own admission, De Smet junior Jacob Kausch had a regular season to forget."It was pretty bad," he said. "I just couldn't get going."Kausch has more than made up for the rough three-month stretch.The speedy winger scored two third-period goals...
Boys Hockey Roundup: SLUH Disposes of Gritty Kirkwood, Rolls into Mid-States Championship Game
Kausch's goals lead De Smet into finalBy his own admission, De Smet junior Jacob Kausch had a regular season to forget."It was pretty bad," he said. "I just couldn't get going."Kausch has more than made up for the rough three-month stretch.The speedy...
Budke, Gary Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday
Budke, GaryFortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in Roatan, Honduras. Beloved husband of almost 49 years to Loraine Budke (Pick); loving father of Amy (Chris) Fikes, Elizabeth (Michael) Purcell, Andrew (Erin...
Cardinals Notebook: Wacha Shines against Marlins
JUPITER, Fla. - Michael Wacha knocked off the best performance by a Cardinals starting pitcher this spring when he threw three innings of hitless ball, striking out four, against the Miami Marlins Saturday in a 4-3 Cardinals exhibition victory.Wacha...
Challengers Push for Change, Target Incumbent in Race for President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen
ST. LOUIS - The small storefront in Tower Grove South is dark and cluttered, dominated by a billiard table in the center of the room.The table has a protective cover on it, allowing Megan Ellyia Green to use it as her desk. It's where she checks emails,...
College Basketball: Indiana Stops No. 6 Michigan State; Washington U. Women Win
Fifth-ranked North Carolina survived a wild second half after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.Williams said he felt good enough that he planned to return to the bench with...
Concert Review: 'Equal Play' Offers First-Rate Chamber Music at Powell Hall
Along with its calendar of classical and pops concerts, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra packs the schedule with scores of free performances in the community each season. Some of those are in churches, schools and hospitals. Others take place at Powell...
Cost-Cutting as a Corporate Strategy Has Its Limits. Just Look at Kraft Heinz
Even Babe Ruth struck out once in a while, and surely Van Gogh occasionally had a drop of paint go in the wrong spot.Similarly, sage investor Warren Buffett admitted to a costly mistake recently: He overpaid for Kraft Heinz.Like Ruth's whiffs, Buffett's...
Deaths Elsewhere
Katherine Helmond - The Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress who played two very different matriarchs on the ABC sitcoms "Who's the Boss?" and "Soap," has died, her talent agency said. She was 89.Ms. Helmond died Feb. 23 (2019) at her home...
Dressel, Martha Rosena (Nee Trachsel)
Dressel, Martha Rosena (nee Trachsel), age 90, of Round Rock, Texas, passed away on February 20, 2019. She married Armin Dressel in 1953, in Missouri, and then moved to Arkansas for Armin's job as a forester for International Paper Company. Martha...
Editorial: Once Again, Trump Is Throwing the Government's Weight Behind a Bogus Probe
Soon after inauguration, President Donald Trump appointed a commission to prop up his unfounded claim that voter fraud caused him to lose the 2016 popular vote. It was an early indicator of Trump's willingness to misuse the official organs of government...
Editorial: T.E.H. Realty Writes the Book on Slumlord Mismanagement
Apartment-complex owner T.E.H. Realty is at it again. After threatening unlawfully to evict Section 8 tenants last year in Ferguson in apparent retaliation for a government crackdown on massive code violations at one of the company's apartment complexes,...
Exploring the Texas Independence Trail
After 12 hours, the relentless downpour had finally stopped, leaving in its wake a soft, plum-colored morning. The rain had at least temporarily refreshed this dry southeast Texas coastland, and it seemed to breathe audible sighs of relief. As did we,...
Girls Basketball District Championship Roundup: Upshaw's Block Seals District Title for Clayton in Win over Jennings
Upshaw's block helps Clayton top JenningsClayton junior forward Mira Upshaw was all too aware she faced a crucial decision Saturday.In the final seconds of Clayton's 38-36 win over Jennings in the Class 4 District 6 girls basketball championship game...
Girls Basketball: White Triggers Outburst to Lead Lutheran North Past Whitfield for Spot in Class 3 Final Four
NORMANDY - Lutheran North senior Jordyn White felt a little out of place Saturday.The 5-foot-8 guard normally gets her kicks on the defensive end of the basketball court.And she did her usual fine work against rival Whitfield in a Class 3 girls basketball...
Hochman: The Blues Are a Threat - the Stats Say So
From his office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he monitors four monitors, searching for threats.That's how Micah Blake McCurdy sees hockey. The mathematician uses a statistical measurement he calls "threat," which analyzes the location of every shot taken...
Hochman: The Blues Are a Threat - the Stats Say So
From his home office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Micah Blake McCurdy monitored his monitors.He's got four of them, decorated by "silly, sweet crafts" made by his young children, and as he watched the hockey and numbers and trends on his screens, the mathematician...
Home Streaks End as Blues Fall to Stars
Just because the Blues won 11 games in a row in a recent stretch by no means meant their position in the playoffs was sealed.Just as the Blues went from nowhere to a team battling for a top spot in the Central Division, two losses in two days sent them...
Home Streaks End as Blues Fall to Stars
Just because the Blues won 11 games in a row in a recent stretch by no means meant their position in the playoffs was sealed.In a game against their closest pursuer in the Central Division, the third-place Blues went into Saturday night with a five-point...
How Cardinals' O'Neill, 'A Contact Hitter with Power,' Aims to Flex More Than His Might
JUPITER, Fla. - A Houston Astros pitching prospect who generated social media buzz this winter by unleashing a pitch, after a running start, at 111.6 mph, decided to test Tyler O'Neill with upper-register velocity at the upper limits of the strike zone....
Ian Froeb's STL 100 - 2019 the Best Restaurants in St. Louis Right Now
TOO MANY COOKS - AND THAT'S A GOOD THINGThis fifth annual edition of the STL 100 forced me to make the most difficult choices yet, from which 100 restaurants to include to which of those 100 to rank No. 1. (Teaser: A new champion has risen.) It speaks...
In the Warming 'Green New Deal' Debate, a Tale of Coasts vs. Midlands
WASHINGTON - When Democrats rolled out their "Green New Deal" resolutions in Congress, 38 of the 68 initial House sponsors were from three states: California, New York and Massachusetts. Only 18 were from noncoastal states.Nine of 11 initial Democratic...
Josh Hawley Served with Subpoena after Delivering CPAC Speech, Democrat Says
JEFFERSON CITY - A Democrat running for Missouri attorney general says his process server personally served Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Friday with a subpoena during the Conservative Political Action Conference.The Cole County Circuit Court issued a...
'La Cage Aux Folles' Has Plenty of Style
Georges (Robert Doyle) and Albin (Zachary Allen Farmer) – the central characters in the musical, "La Cage aux Folles" – are life partners whose relationship has stood the test of time, despite their considerably different temperaments.As master of ceremonies...
Letters to the Editor, March 3
Don't expect consolidated police department to be equitableRacism is holding St. Louis back, and more racism isn't the cure. We will not thrive so long as significant parts of our community are repressed, kept in poverty, provided few resources for education...
McClellan: Revised Thinking on Better Together
Let me begin by apologizing for last week's column in which I suggested I would be willing to write positive things about Better Together if I were quietly put on the BT payroll. That column was meant as a joke. My integrity is not for sale. Period.That...
McDermott: The Apparent Decline of UFO Culture Is for the Best. Still, We'll Miss E.T
Years ago, my wife and I were driving through a desolate stretch of central Illinois on a summer night when we saw something that -- too briefly -- changed the universe for me.It was a large, glowing vessel, triangular, hovering about 50 feet off the...
Messenger: Lawyer Who Has Freed the Wrongfully Convicted Wants Missouri Counties to Stop Charging for Jail
Charlie Weiss and I met on a cold February day 10 years ago.We were standing in the reception area of the Jefferson City Correctional Center waiting for Joshua Kezer to walk to freedom. Weiss, a partner with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, was part of the...
Morris, Richard "Dick" Was Born on April 15
Morris, Richard "Dick" was born on April 15, 1940 in a tiny town outside of Pittsburgh, PA to parents Robert and Marina Morris. He stayed in the Pittsburgh area until 1960, when he moved to Washington, DC to work at the Department of Justice. Quickly...
Mound City Money
From David Nicklaus' blog about St. Louis business. stltoday.com/moundcitymoneyYield Lab invests in six ag startups - Yield Lab, an agribusiness accelerator based in Creve Coeur, has chosen six software and ingredients companies for its spring class.The...
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Striking California teachers vote SundayStriking teachers in Oakland, Calif., are expected to vote Sunday on a contract deal aimed at ending a seven-day walkout. The Oakland Education Association postponed the vote by a day after announcing earlier it...
New Jewish Theatre 2019-20 Season Ranges from Simon to Sondheim
Works by theater artists from Neil Simon to Stephen Sondheim have been announced as part of the 2019-20 season at New Jewish Theatre.The season starts with playwright Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs," one of his most critically acclaimed comedies, and...
NFL Notebook: Chiefs to Put Franchise Tag on Ford
Chiefs to franchise tag LB FordA person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Kansas City Chiefs are placing the franchise tag on Dee Ford, who was poised to hit free agency after the best season of his career.The person spoke on...
Norfolk Pine Can Grow Up to 100 Feet
Q - I got a Norfolk pine tree for Christmas 2017. We live in Florida, so we planted it in the yard. It is now about 6 feet tall and seems to be thriving; however, it has three stems. What will it look like when it is full grown? Should I just leave it...
Pets of the Week: March 3
Ready! Aim! Forever home! Finding a new family is the target 11-month-old Bullet wants to hit. This pointer-mix pup loves being outdoors, eagerly waiting to accompany you on all your adventures. He craves exercise, so if you're looking for a cardio companion,...
Puryear, Tigers Break out of Funk, Hold off Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, MO. - The game he's played since he was 5 years old never has looked more difficult for Kevin Puryear the last couple months. Missouri's leading scorer as a freshman three seasons ago has seen his role fluctuate over the years, but when the...
Reading Room: EyeSeeMe Children's Bookstore Moves to Larger U. City Space, Adds to Diverse Titles
At the end of a small strip mall in University City, EyeSeeMe emanates the cheery warmth common to any children's bookstore: sky blue walls, sunny yellow shelves and rotating racks with selections ranging from toddler board books to tween mystery series....
Renters Don't Get Credit for Paying on Time. Credit Bureaus, Nonprofits Push to Change That
Among the legacies of the Great Recession has been a shift in the housing market, with renters representing a much bigger share than any time since the mid-1960s. Nearly 37 percent of U.S. households are now renters, up from 31 percent in 2006, census...
Scott, Edward A. Long Time Resident of Palm Desert
Scott, Edward A.long time resident of Palm Desert, CA, and recently of Rancho Mirage, CA, passed away February 20, 2019, age 89. A devout Catholic fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. He is survived by his four children: Daniel (Laura),...
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AceroItalianJim Fiala's restaurants, the Crossing and Acero, are fully considered. This might not be the sexiest praise I can bestow on them, but it's vital. How many otherwise great restaurants stumble on, say, dessert or the cocktail list? At Acero,...
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Katie's Pizza & Pasta OsteriaItalian - PizzaIf you wanted a model for how to build your restaurant beyond opening day, you could do far worse than Katie and Ted Collier's Katie's Pizza and Pasta Osteria. Katie's served good pizza when the original...
Storm to Drop Several Inches of Snow in St. Louis on Sunday
For those in St. Louis sick of winter and wanting a taste of spring, there's good news and bad news about the forecast for Sunday.The good news: The National Weather Service doesn't expect the incoming storm to last as long or drop as much snow as had...
Sultan: The Path to Free Tampons
Jill Gaither's daughter came home sobbing because of an accident only a girl could experience.Her period started unexpectedly at school and leaked through her pants.Her mother had given her supplies to deal with such situations. Why didn't she take what...
Sunday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING2:30 p.m. NASCAR: Pennzoil 400, KTVI (2)BASEBALL12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Cardinals vs. Mets, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM)12:05 p.m. Exhibition: Phillies at Twins, MLB NetworkBASKETBALL11 a.m. College women: Purdue at Indiana, BTN11 a.m. College women:...
Trueman, Daniel Joseph Passed Away in His Home
Trueman, Daniel Joseph passed away in his home, holding the hands of his 2 beloved daughters on February 27, 2019, in St. Louis, MO at the age of 66. Dan is survived by his daughters, Anne (Mike) Kunderman and Katie; their mother, Mary; his adoring...
Tucker, George Leon February 27
Tucker, George LeonFebruary 27, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Beverly Jean Tucker (nee Irvine); dearest father of Melody J. Monroe, Jason P. Tucker (Maria) and Jonathon P. Tucker (Cassandra); dear grandfather of Tom, Katherine, Shannon, Alexander,...
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Kim heads homeafter collapse of summitNorth Korean President Kim Jong Un headed home from Vietnam on Saturday after his aborted summit with President Donald Trump. As Kim boarded his train, he grinned, waved and clasped his hands above his head like...
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