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Articles from October 16, 2019

48 Ks AND YOU'RE OUT: Cardinals Show Fight, but Fan 14 More Times En Route to Being Swept
WASHINGTON – That long, winding and grinding road back to the postseason for a team defined by its ability to establish residency there took the Cardinals through three long seasons, two trades for middle-order hitters, and even one manager change to...
48 Ks AND YOU'RE OUT: Cardinals Show Fight, but Fan 14 More Times En Route to Being Swept
WASHINGTON -- That long, winding and grinding and scenic road back to the postseason for a franchise expected to establish residency there took the Cardinals through three seasons of shortfall, two trades for middle-order All-Stars, and even one managerial...
BenFred: Goldschmidt Goes Down Quietly in Nationals' Sweep of the Cards
WASHINGTON -- Distill it down to one single swing.Of the Cardinals' few chances to truly silence a sellout crowd that came to Nationals Park with plans to celebrate baseball history, the best came with one out in Tuesday night's fifth inning.Jose Martinez...
BenFred: Goldschmidt Goes Down Quietly in Nationals' Sweep of the Cards
WASHINGTON -- Distill it down to a single swing.If the Cardinals had one chance Tuesday night to silence a sellout crowd that showed up early with plans to celebrate history in a town that drips with it, that moment came with one out in the fifth inning,...
Blues, Trump Keep It Light during White House Visit
WASHINGTON -- Probably the last thing Jaden Schwartz expected in the Rose Garden was to be called to the podium by President Donald J. Trump.But there he was, with dozens of media members watching, all kinds of politicians on hand. The normally media-shy...
Business Digest
Peabody Energy to close Illinois coal mine: Peabody Energy said Monday it will permanently close Wildcat Hills Mine and the nearby Willow Lake processing plant in Southern Illinois due to "uneconomic mining conditions," affecting about 225 workers.The...
Cardinals Notebook: Lineup Moves Help, but Not Enough to Save Season
WASHINGTON -- When it came time to put pen to paper and write what turned out to be his final lineup of the season, Cardinals manager Mike Shildt chose to take a trust fall. He responded to a lack of results by going with a different lineup and no promise...
Desco Drops Lawsuit against Kroenke-Backed Wentzville CID
WENTZVILLE -- Less than two weeks after filing it, a property owner has dropped a lawsuit challenging a special taxing district set up to finance a competing retail development and a new city recreation center.On Monday, the Desco Group, which owns the...
Digest: Canada Notches Historic Soccer Win over American Men
Canada gets historic soccer win over USThe U.S. men's soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davis and Lucas Cavallini in a 2-0 defeat Tuesday night in the CONCACAF Nations League event, in Toronto....
Doctors Tell Family 'There's Nothing We Can Do' for Girl Struck by St. Louis County Police SUV
ST. LOUIS -- Doctors have told the family of a 12-year-old girl struck by a St. Louis County police SUV Monday that she is likely to die from her injuries, according to family members.Akeelah "Kee Kee" Jackson was crossing the street after going to a...
Downing's Heavy-Duty Running Style Gives Mizzou Sudden Backfield Depth
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Back in August, Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley politely scoffed at the premise that his team was loaded with great depth at running back. The Tigers returned 1,200-yard rusher Larry Rountree and all-purpose wiz Tyler Badie,...
Editorial: Jeffrey Boyd, We're Offended That You're Offended
Last week's preliminary endorsement by the Board of Aldermen of $8 million in subsidies for a new health care facility in north St. Louis might well have been based on the merits of the project. Or the motivating factor might have been heavy campaign...
Editorial: Why Does Donald Trump Keep Empowering America's Biggest Enemies?
Until President Donald Trump's rash decision last week to withdraw hundreds of U.S. troops from their buffer zone between Turkey and pro-U.S. Kurdish fighters, Syria's civil war had simmered down to manageable levels. Gone were the days of heavy street-to-street...
Feds May Want Millions Back If Loop Trolley Goes under, Official Says
ST. LOUIS -- The U.S. government paid for about two-thirds of the $51.5 million Loop Trolley, and if the streetcar line stops operating, the government is likely to want a significant portion of that money back.That's the assessment of James Wild, executive...
Floyd's Return Could Bolster Mizzou's Punt-Return Unit
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Johnathon Johnson will end his Missouri career as one of the more prolific receivers in team history, but his days as a punt returner appear over. He struggled in that role last year and again Saturday, against Mississippi, when regular...
Hedge Fund's Blistering Letter Says Emerson 'Let Shareholders Down'
ST. LOUIS -- D.E. Shaw, an activist hedge fund, released a letter Tuesday that urges Emerson's board to cut costs, improve governance and break up the company.Shaw, which says it owns more than 1% of Emerson, estimates that its proposals could boost...
High School Football: Roosevelt's Porter Remains Missing in Action; Visitation
Every Wednesday is "Winning Wednesday" at Roosevelt High.The football team dons button up shirts, slacks and goes to school in its best business casual. It's part of the changing culture at Roosevelt.The architect of that culture won't be there to see...
High School Football: Top-Ranked Small School Cardinal Ritter May Have Used Ineligible Player
The Cardinal Ritter football team appears to have used an ineligible player Aug. 31 in its season opener at Nazareth Academy in suburban Chicago.The No. 1 small school in the STLhighschoolsports.com rankings and top-ranked team in the Missouri Media...
Hochman: Cardinals Flirt with 'Mendoza Line' in Epic Offensive Failure This Postseason
WASHINGTON -- If it wasn't for a Marcell Ozuna hit in the eighth inning on Tuesday, the Cardinals would've finished the postseason under "The Mendoza Line."That's how bad it got.When it was over, the Cardinals finished the playoffs with a .201 batting...
Hochman: Inconsistent Offense Finally Caught Up with the Cardinals
WASHINGTON -- They hired a hitting guru and traded for a hitting savant, and in the biggest Cardinals series in a half-decade, this is what they got: Jeff Albert's offense was offensive and Paul Goldschmidt struck out nine times.The Cardinals' inability...
It Might Have Been Cardinals' Worst Postseason Series Performance Ever
WASHINGTON -- The deck already was stacked against the Cards. No major-league team other than the 2004 Boston Red Sox had overcome a 3-0 deficit in a best-of-seven postseason series to win that matchup.Furthermore, only six of 35 teams that had been...
It's Been a Catastrophic Year for Some Missouri Farms
This has been a bad year for Meagan Kasier. A terrible year.Kaiser, 33, is a farmer. She and her family grow corn and soybeans on their 5,000-acre farm near Carrollton, Mo., in Carroll County, near Kansas City.But this has been a bad year for farmers....
Law and Order
WOOD RIVER -- Police chief defends chase: The Wood River police chief is defending his officers for a high-speed chase Sunday that ended across the river in Missouri with a crash that left an innocent motorist seriously injured.Wood River Police Chief...
Letters to the Editor, Oct. 16
Soccer mom needs city to keep kids safeMy 8-year-old is playing soccer in the newly formed Southside City league. Recently, men with guns came to the park while the kids played. By the time the police came, the men were gone. The league canceled practice...
Linda Reutzel: Missouri Shown the Way to Improve Family Courts
Kentucky's monumental passage of a shared-parenting bill last year has been deemed the most popular vote in the state.According to an Aug. 30 opinion piece in the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Administrative Office of the Courts has issued a report...
Local Digest
JEFFERSON CITY -- Auditor says state needs to boost savings: Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says the state isn't saving enough money to avoid having to cut spending or raise taxes if there were a recession.Galloway released a report Tuesday suggesting...
Looking Ahead: Mizzou at Vanderbilt
Coming this weekThrough the first half of the season, Vanderbilt arguably has been the worst Power Five team in the country. The Commodores are last in the Southeaster Conference in every major category: scoring offense and defense, total offense and...
Messenger: As St. Louis Heads Down Runway of Airport Privatization, a Consultant Upgrades to First Class
Toby Merchant is good at math.The Cincinnati-based attorney is a partner with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Squire Patton Boggs. That big-name law firm is one of more than a dozen consultants being paid by billionaire Rex Sinquefield to manage...
Missouri Officials Target Vaping through 'Coordinated' Campaign, Forgo New Rules -- for Now
JEFFERSON CITY -- Missouri officials on Tuesday announced a new public education campaign designed to discourage vaping as cases of lung illnesses linked to the habit continue to rise across the country.But, unlike some states, Missouri isn't placing...
Mizzou Basketball Picked 13th in SEC Preseason Poll
Missouri men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin believes he has an NCAA Tournament team that can challenge for the Southeastern Conference championship this year. The voters on the media preseason SEC poll clearly aren't convinced.The Tigers were picked...
NLCS GAME 4: NATIONALS 7, CARDINALS 4 (Box Score)
NATIONALS 7, CARDINALS 4 St. Louis AB R H BI BB SO Avg.Edman 3b-cf 4 0 0 1 1 1 .182J.Martínez rf 4 0 1 2 0 1 .538Goldschmidt 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .270Ozuna lf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .324Molina c 3 1 1 1 0 0 .152DeJong ss 3 0 0 0 1 3 .233Bader cf 2 1 0 0 1 1 .167Carpenter...
Postseason Update and Tuesday's High School Results
POSTSEASON SCOREBOARDILLINOIS BOYS SOCCER--CLASS 1A MATER DEI REGIONALSemifinalsMater Dei 5, Wesclin 0Carlyle 3, Salem, Illinois 2--CLASS 1A FREEBURG REGIONALSemifinals, WednesdayChrist Our Rock (2-4-1) vs. Mount Carmel (4-0), 4 p.m.Murphysboro (1-2)...
Renewed Calls for Civilian Oversight of County Police after Recent Incidents
CLAYTON -- After a series of incidents involving St. Louis County police officers, several speakers told the County Council and County Executive Sam Page on Tuesday they want a civilian board to rule on police complaints.In one incident, a police SUV...
Renewed Effort to Regulate Surveillance Cameras Gets Underway at St. Louis City Hall
ST. LOUIS -- A renewed effort by civil liberties advocates to enact more controls on the use of street cameras and other surveillance technology by city government was launched Tuesday at an aldermanic hearing.Like previous bills that didn't pass in...
Special Request: Stacked's Applesauce Is Chunky, Lightly Caramelized
Q - I would like to have the recipe for the chunky applesauce at Stacked Burger Bar. It's the perfect lighter side when you don't want fries or chips with your burger. It's sweet and tart with a nice touch of cinnamon. -- Jen Hinkl, Princeton HeightsA...
Still Finalizing Funding, Hazelwood Sports Campus Gets Cool Reception from State Board
HAZELWOOD -- A state board wants more information before it agrees to finance $5.6 million of a proposed $71 million youth sports and entertainment complex at the site of St. Louis Outlet Mall.Hazelwood officials, who are considering issuing almost $14.3...
Two Brothers Charged in Road Rage Shooting of Man in Front of His Children in St. Louis County
GREEN PARK -- Two St. Louis County brothers were charged Tuesday in a road rage incident that led to a man being shot in front of his four young children.Nicholas Marino, 27, and his brother Joseph Marino, 24, are accused of taking part in the shooting...
Two Insanely Delicious Street Foods from the Philippines
All you need to know about banana cue is that it is caramelized, fried banana, served on a stick.Its cousin, camote cue? That's caramelized, fried sweet potato, served on a stick.I know a guy who doesn't like sweet potatoes. "There is nothing you could...
Wednesday's Schedule
BOYS SOCCERMcCluer North (4-7) at Brentwood (5-10), 4 p.m.Warrenton (1-13) at Orchard Farm (14-0), 4:15 p.m.Affton (5-7) at Whitfield (9-3), 4:15 p.m.Winfield (1-16) at University City (13-5), 4:15 p.m.Luth. St. Charles (8-9) at Luth. North (1-15), 4:15...
XFL Draft: BattleHawks Quarterback Ta'amu Still Has Something to Prove
Before the start of the XFL draft early Tuesday, each of the league's eight teams was assigned a quarterback. For the St. Louis Battlehawks, it was University of Mississippi product Jordan Ta'amu.Born and raised in Hawaii, Ta'amu had to battle for his...
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