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Articles from March 22, 2019

After Conquering Gospel, Tori Kelly Explores Raw, Vulnerable Emotions
Pop singer Tori Kelly never expected her love of gospel music to lead to a pair of Grammy Awards.Her "Hiding Place" (2018) won Grammys for best gospel album and best gospel performance/song for "Never Alone" featuring Kirk Franklin."I really wasn't expecting...
Asset-Tracking Firm Agilis Expects Growth to Accelerate after Capital Infusion
If you've noticed how many delivery vans, construction trucks and other work vehicles are sharing the road these days, you'll understand the secret to Agilis Systems' growth.The Chesterfield company, founded in 2004, was creating mobile software before...
Barbashev's Three Goals Do the Trick in Win over Red Wings
Ivan Barbashev's family is in town from Moscow. His mother Marina, father Dmitry, and brother Max.After a night like Thursday, Barbashev might not let them go home. The fourth-line center scored his first NHL hat trick, propelling the Blues to a 5-2...
Barbashev's Three Goals Do the Trick in Win over Red Wings
Jonathan Bernier helped end the Blues' season a year ago. The Blues weren't about to let him influence things this time around.And they weren't about to let another Ottawa take place, either.Then with Colorado, Bernier stopped 32 of 34 shots in a 5-2...
Beer War Escalates: MillerCoors Sues Anheuser-Busch over Super Bowl Corn Syrup Commercial
Not long after Anheuser-Busch InBev ran a Bud Light Super Bowl commercial taking aim at Miller Lite and other beers' use of corn syrup, MillerCoors struck back Thursday with a lawsuit.Chicago-based MillerCoors sued Anheuser-Busch Cos., which has its...
BenFred: Goldschmidt's Desire to Be a Cardinal Means St. Louis Can Fully Embrace Its New Star
JUPITER, Fla. - The Diamondback arrived at Cardinals camp with a reminder slung over his shoulder.Paul Goldschmidt was a Cardinal, and the impact of adding a potential Hall of Famer to a team hungry to regain its relevance was already beginning to bloom.Yet...
Best Bets: St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, Patti LaBelle, Michael Bublã©, Miss Gay Missouri, Justin Timberlake
FRIDAYSchlafly Stout& Oyster FestivalWhen 5-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday - Where Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street - How much Free; food and drink available for purchase - More info 314-241-2337; schlafly.comThis year marks the 20th...
Black Voters in Ferguson-Florissant School District Will Be Heard
Doris Graham began her education in a segregated, one-room schoolhouse in Clayton.Little did she know that 30 years later, she would become one of the first African-Americans on the Ferguson-Florissant School Board. In her tenure, she was often the only...
Boys Volleyball Players to Watch
Bryan Carter, senior, ChaminadeLed the Red Devils by averaging 4.09 kills per set as a junior. The 6-foot-5 middle hitter has refined his skills after a strong offseason of club ball, where he played with Chaminade setter Jimmy Mullen. With more experience,...
Boys Volleyball - Players to Watch/Preseason Area Rankings
Bryan Carter, senior, ChaminadeLed the Red Devils by averaging 4.09 kills per set as a junior. The 6-foot-5 middle hitter has refined his skills after a strong offseason of club ball, where he played with Chaminade setter Jimmy Mullen. With more experience,...
Boys Volleyball Season Preview: Venhaus, Steenberge Step into Big Roles for Defending Champ SLUH
St. Louis University High senior Brian Venhaus has been waiting for years.Venhaus, who stands 5-foot-9, has been playing libero for his club volleyball team since he was 13 years old. The only problem was that position was manned by Kyle Cohan, an All-Metro...
Business Bulletin Board
AWARDSPatty DeForrest, director of Clayton Parks and Recreation Department, received the annual Fellow Award from the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. Michael Biedenstein, recreation events coordinator for St. Louis County Parks and Recreation,...
Business Digest
Auction date set for vacant AT&T office tower - The largest skyscraper in St. Louis, the former AT&T office tower, is headed to the auction block next month.The auction is slated for April 16, with a starting bid of $7 million, according to Mission...
Capsule Reviews of Recent Movie Releases for March 22
OUR MOVIE RATINGS: * Skip it; **So-so; ***Good; **** ExcellentAlita: Battle Angel' ***PG-13 - 2:22 - This film entry into the manga world of artist Yukito Kishiro, imagined for the screen by producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez, crams...
Cardinals Notebook: Hudson Is Named Fifth Starter
JUPITER, Fla. - In Cardinals news not replete with dollar signs, Dakota Hudson was announced Thursday as the club's fifth starter, joining Miles Mikolas, Jack Flaherty, Michael Wacha and Adam Wainwright in the rotation.Dexter Fowler, who was batting...
Children with Rare Gene Mutation Gather in St. Louis as Doctors, Researchers Try to Build Treatment Guide
ST. LOUIS - When only 100 people in the world share your child's specific gene mutation, it is hard to find anyone who understands, including doctors.Three dozen families came here from Argentina, Italy and all over the U.S. this week to help doctors...
Chingy Is 'Right Thurr' in Opening Slot on 'Millennium Tour' Coming to Enterprise Center
St. Louis rapper Chingy has landed a spot on the hottest throwback hip-hop/R&B reunion tour of the season.The B2K-led "Millennium Tour," which also includes Mario, Lloyd, Pretty Ricky, Bobby V and Ying Yang Twins, visits Enterprise Center on Wednesday.Chingy's...
Digest: MU Wrestlers Are in Sixth Place at NCAA Meet
MU wrestlers are in sixth place at NCAA meetEight of Mizzou's nine wrestlers advanced to the second day of the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh with four moving into the quarterfinals.The Tigers sit in sixth place through the first of three days at PPG...
Editorial: Administration Said Migrant Parent-Child Separations Had Ceased. They Didn't
It's still happening. In the nine months since President Donald Trump officially ended his unconscionable policy of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border, more than 200 more kids have been taken, according to court documents.The...
Editorial: Recycling Our Ideas on Waste
Americans have settled into the false comfort of believing that, because they carefully separate their garbage into blue or green bins, they're doing their part to save the planet. As if Earth-consciousness boiled down to a single left or right toss...
Familiar Styles Collide for Mizzou, Drake in NCAA Women's Tourney
IOWA CITY, IOWA - Missouri women's basketball senior guard Sophie Cunningham wasn't surprised to find out that Tigers coach Robin Pingeton and Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk came from the same coaching tree."You can see (Pingeton's) background while she's...
Fiancã©e Describes Photographer Killed in Cherokee Street Robbery. Police Say Violent Crime Unusual for the Area
ST. LOUIS - A local photographer had plans to get married before he was shot and killed on Cherokee Street this week in what police described as a random robbery.James Sapone, 48, who went by Anthony, was about to go out to dinner with his fiancée,...
For the 14th Time This Year, an Illinois Trooper Is Struck by Passing Motorist
COLLINSVILLE - A trooper with the Illinois State Police was struck by a tractor-trailer and seriously injured late Wednesday as he stood outside his patrol car investigating an earlier crash on Interstate 55.His patrol car, parked with its flashing lights...
French Fry Madness Bubbles with Excitement
This year, it's French madness. It's fry madness. It's french fry madness. But it isn't freedom fry madness. That would be madness. Every year, we match up restaurants in a vaguely basketball-ish bracket competition pitting 64 local establishments against...
Friday's Sports on the Air
AUTO RACING1:30 a.m. (Sat.) Formula E, round 6, FS1BASEBALL12:10 p.m. Exhibition: Cardinals at Mets (SS), FSM6 p.m. College: Mississippi at Missouri, SEC NetworkBASKETBALL11 a.m. NCAA Tournament: Cincinnati vs. Iowa, KMOV (4)11 a.m. NCAA Women's Tournament:...
Illinois Woman Admits Supporting St. Louis County Man Who Fought and Died in Syria
ST. LOUIS - An Illinois woman on Thursday pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for her role in funding a St. Louis County man who fought and died in Syria.Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 38, of Schiller Park,...
Jackpot: Cardinals, Goldschmidt Finalizing Club Record Extension for New Franchise Fixture
JUPITER, Fla. - Paul Goldschmidt, still new to that red jersey, the birds on the bat and his No. 46, remained in full uniform as he tossed a ball with his son outside the Cardinals clubhouse recently. Other young kids raced around them as a spring training...
Jackpot: Cardinals, Goldschmidt Finalizing Club Record Extension for New Franchise Fixture
JUPITER, Fla. - Paul Goldschmidt, still new to that red jersey, the birds on the bat and his No. 46, remained in full uniform as he tossed a ball with his son outside the Cardinals clubhouse recently. Other young kids raced around them as a spring training...
Jennifer Rubin: If the Fed Is Right, Trump Is in a Heap of Trouble
This week, The Washington Post reported: "The Federal Reserve is becoming more worried about the U.S. economy, citing slower consumer and business spending. On Wednesday, the central bank cut its growth forecasts, left interest rates unchanged and indicated...
Law & Order
ST. LOUIS > Man shot in car near City Hall - Three suspects were in custody Thursday night and another was being sought following a shooting that took place shortly before 6 p.m. near Tucker Boulevard and Spruce Street.Police said occupants of a black...
Letters to the Editor, March 22
Was Blunt's vote just for show or actually a principled act?Regarding "Blunt, Hawley on opposite sides on rebuke" (March 15):In the hopes that Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., is going to be a ray of light in the border wall debacle, I am waiting to see if his...
Media Views: Soaring SLU Bounces over to truTV
St. Louis University has surged into the NCAA Tournament by rolling to the title in the Atlantic 10 Conference tourney after being at 15-1 odds to do so when the event began.Interest locally in the team is soaring, and the Billikens' nail-biting 55-53...
Messenger: Fake Grassroots Group Tries to Turn Back Missouri's Minimum Wage Gains
Correction published Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Jennifer Sawhill, a restaurant worker, said Bob Bonney, CEO of the Missouri Restaurant Association, did not return her phone calls about an effort to change the minimum wage for tipped workers. Tony Messenger's...
Metro Digest
CALHOUN COUNTY > Ferries closed by high water - Two ferries that carry motorists in and out of Calhoun County have been closed because of flooding.The Brussels Ferry and a state highway running through the county were closed Thursday evening, the...
Mizzou's Lock Cruises through Latest NFL Audition
COLUMBIA, MO. - No pads, no helmets, no defense, no crowd noise.Five weeks before the NFL draft begins in Nashville, those were the conditions Drew Lock faced as he threw against air Thursday inside Mizzou's Devine Pavilion. Without a pass rush in sight,...
Nat for Fri. 190322
Spring floods threaten U.S.More than 200 million Americans face flooding this spring, with 13 million of them at risk of major inundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its spring weather outlook . About 41 million people...
NCAA Tourney Selection Show Is Better
Too slow. Too fast.That has been the complaint about the NCAA Tournament "Selection Show" in recent years, as the networks that televise the unveiling of the field for college basketball's big event have tinkered with what was a popular format.Let's...
New Nonprofit Takes over City Animal Control Center from Stray Rescue
ST. LOUIS - A new nonprofit group has taken over the operation of the city's Animal Care and Control Shelter from Stray Rescue of St. Louis, which was in charge almost a year and a half.The Center for Animal Rescue and Enrichment of St. Louis, also known...
Notebook: Special Guest Watches Mizzou's Adams Work out for Scouts
COLUMBIA, MO. - Fresh off landing the richest salary for any center in the NFL, newly signed Buffalo Bill Mitch Morse drove from Kansas City to Columbia on Thursday for one reason: to support Mizzou's next offensive line hopeful in the NFL draft.When...
Notebook: The Magic Number for Blues' Binnington: 28 Games
Numbers are very important this time of year in the NHL. How many points does a team have in the standings? How many games are left in the regular season?And for Jordan Binnington: How many games has he played this season for the Blues?"Is it 28?" Binnington...
Off the Menu: Guerrilla Street Food to Open a Webster Groves Location
A busy 2019 for Guerrilla Street Food has become even busier. Already poised to introduce a new version of the Filipino concept's original food truck and also to open a storefront and commissary kitchen in Maryland Heights, owners Joel Crespo and Brian...
Onstage, Lewis Black Splits the Rant with His Audience
Usually, interacting with a comedian goes by another name: heckling.Lewis Black has a better way.For a while now, he's been devoting a portion of his show -- which visits Stifel Theatre on Friday -- to a segment he calls "The Rant is Due."Black has plenty...
Peep for Fri. 190322
Loughlin, Giannulli head to courtActress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case. A judge agreed Thursday to move their initial...
People in Business
CSI Leasing Inc. promoted Steve Genazzi to assistant vice president, enterprise applications.Vernon Vito Bracy, president and CEO of Renaissance Voice Communications, was appointed to the Lincoln University Board of Trustees.Kevin Roberts, a partner...
People in Business: Staley to Lead MHS Legacy Group
Todd Staley, president of specialty contractor IWR North America, will assume the additional role of president of its holding company, MHS Legacy Group.Staley will remain president of IWR North America, which focuses on total building enclosures.Staley...
Pie Guy Pizza and Rockwell Beer Co.'s Brasswell Offer Enticing, Beer-Friendly Fare
This week, I visit two very casual dining options in or near Forest Park Southeast's booming Grove district.PIE GUY PIZZA **After several years of wood-fired Neapolitan dominance, St. Louis has been enjoying a renaissance of New York-ish-style pizza:...
Preview: SLU vs. Virginia Tech
---PREVIEW: SLU VS. VIRGINIA TECH SLU vs. VIRGINIA TECHWhen - 8:57 p.m. (approximate)Where - SAP Center, San Jose, Calif.All-time series - Virginia Tech leads 7-1TV/radio - truTV; WXOS (101.1 FM)Records - SLU 23-12, Virginia Tech 24-8Starting lineupsSLU...
Prosecutors Drop Charges against 2 Brothers Accused of Shooting Fire Captain and His Female Passenger in Soulard
ST. LOUIS - Prosecutors on Thursday announced they were dropping charges against two men accused of shooting a St. Louis fire captain and his female passenger in Soulard in 2017.James Hartman, 25, of the 6000 block of Arsenal Street, and Ryan Hartman,...
Raasch: The Legacy of John McCain and of GOP Silence When Trump Attacks Their Own
WASHINGTON - In the midst of the stormy 2016 campaign, one in which both Sen. Roy Blunt and President Donald Trump won Missouri, Blunt declared he was done "talking about every position Donald Trump has."Blunt has continued that practice since, and that...
Recently Reviewed St. Louis Restaurants for March 22
OUR FOOD RATINGS: * Fair; ** Good; *** Excellent; **** Extraordinary1764 Public House *½Where 39 North Euclid Avenue - More info 314-405-8221; 1764pub.com - Menu Upscale St. Louis- and New Orleans-influenced fare - Hours Dinner daily, breakfast and lunch...
Recently Reviewed Theater for March 22
Celebrate the season with theater, dance performances all over town. stltoday.com/arts'La Cage aux Folles'When Through Saturday - Where The Marcelle, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive - How much $12.50-$30 - More info 314-534-1111; metrotix.comStylish, spirited...
S1GOLF Hed
Choi returns from layoff, ties for lead in PhoenixNa Yeon Choi shot a 7-under 65 at the Founders Cup in Phoenix in her return from a back injury that kept her out for 11 months. She joined Charlotte Thomas, Alana Uriell and Jin Young Ko atop the leaderboard...
SLU Hopes to Keep Late Run Going in NCAAs vs. Virginia Tech
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Unprompted by any question or remark that had preceded, Virginia Tech's Justin Robinson revealed just how he and his teammates view Friday night's NCAA Tournament meeting with St. Louis University.Two words: "Revenge game."It's been...
The Good, the Bad and the Gross: A Look at African-Americans in Horror Films
Jada Pinkett Smith and Omar Epps got it right in "Scream 2," the winky smash sequel to "Scream." In the 1997 movie's opening scene, their characters are watching a flick called "Stab," complaining that African-Americans are always the first to die in...
Thursday's Results - High School Sports
BASEBALL49th Lindbergh-Mehlville Tournament - 3rd placeHaz. West 000 000 0 0 4 1Vianney 403 000 0 7 7 0W-Cole Petrus. L-Landon Johnson.49th Lindbergh-Mehlville Tournament - 7th placeValley Park 250 022 6 17 18 4Pattonville 002 500 0 7 0 0W-Dominic Copeland....
Ticket Tracker: The Black Keys Heading to Enterprise Center
Chesterfield Amphitheatreticketmaster.com- Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Junior Brown, 6:30 p.m. May 24, $39.50-$125.Delmar Hallticketmaster.com- Logan Mize, 8 p.m. May 2, $17.50-$20, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.Enterprise Centerticketmaster.com- The Black...
Top Diplomat of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Is out, but Nobody Will Say Why
ST. LOUIS - A Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod executive and right-hand man to President Matthew Harrison has left the top diplomat position of the global organization. A reason for his departure was not provided.The Rev. Dr. Albert Collver III, 46, of...
UMSL Chancellor Tom George Retiring after 16 Years at Helm
After 16 years -- along with thousands of degrees, several hundred thousand students and millions of dollars in grants, gifts and improvements -- Tom George is retiring as chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.George's retirement will take...
VOTERS GUIDE - FRANKLIN COUNTY (Candidates and Propositions)
THE ELECTION IS APRIL 2Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter who makes a mistake on the initial ballot may request a new one. Voters do not have to vote on every candidate or issue for their ballots to be valid.If you have questions,...
VOTERS GUIDE - JEFFERSON COUNTY (Candidates and Propositions)
THE ELECTION IS APRIL 2Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter who makes a mistake on the initial ballot may request a new one. Voters do not have to vote on every candidate or issue for their ballots to be valid.If you have questions,...
VOTERS GUIDE - LINCOLN COUNTY (Candidates and Propositions)
THE ELECTION IS APRIL 2Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter who makes a mistake on the initial ballot may request a new one. Voters do not have to vote on every candidate or issue for their ballots to be valid.If you have questions,...
VOTERS GUIDE - ST. CHARLES COUNTY (Candidates and Propositions)
THE ELECTION IS APRIL 2Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter who makes a mistake on the initial ballot may request a new one. Voters do not have to vote on every candidate or issue for their ballots to be valid.If you have questions,...
VOTERS GUIDE - ST. LOUIS CITY (Candidates and Propositions)
THE ELECTION IS APRIL 2Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter who makes a mistake on the initial ballot may request a new one. Voters do not have to vote on every candidate or issue for their ballots to be valid.If you have questions,...
VOTERS GUIDE - ST. LOUIS COUNTY (Candidates and Propositions)
THE ELECTION IS APRIL 2Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter who makes a mistake on the initial ballot may request a new one. Voters do not have to vote on every candidate or issue for their ballots to be valid.If you have questions,...
VOTERS GUIDE - WARREN COUNTY (Candidates and Propositions)
THE ELECTION IS APRIL 2Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voter who makes a mistake on the initial ballot may request a new one. Voters do not have to vote on every candidate or issue for their ballots to be valid.If you have questions,...
Weezer's Trip to 'Africa' Leads to 'The Teal Album'
The combination of Weezer and Pixies for a tour, which comes this weekend to Enterprise Center, was a simple decision. "It seemed like a good idea," says Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson."(Pixies) were super-important to us when we were starting, and we...
World for Fri. 190322
Venezuelan opposition aide is seized by masked agentsVenezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's top aide was taken away in the middle of the night by masked intelligence agents who broke down his door early Thursday, drawing condemnation from the United...
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