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BORDER EMERGENCY, DELAYED TRUMP BACKS AWAY FROM THE IDEA OF DECLARING EMERGENCY TO FUND WALL

HOUSE BREAKS, ALL BUT ENSURING THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE LONGEST IN HISTORY MEASURE TO ENSURE WORKERS RECEIVE BACK PAY AWAITS TRUMP’S SIGNATURE

enforcement officials at a White House roundtable. “I’m not going to do it so fast.” Trump reasserted his right to build border walls via an emergency declaration, a move that would bypass a deadlocked Congress in which Democrats have blocked any new wall money. But he said he wanted to give lawmakers more time to act and did not offer a timetable for a decision. The comments marked a shift from earlier Friday when Trump appeared on

BY JOHN WAGNER, ERICA WERNER AND JOSH DAWSEY Washington Post

WA S H I N G T O N • President Donald Trump cast fresh doubt Friday on whether he would declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border, leaving lawmakers waiting for the president’s next move as the government shutdown was poised to become the longest in U.S. history. “What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency,” Trump said Friday afternoon, surrounded by law

See WALL • Page A8

A SLIPPERY SLOPE

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

A good Samaritan helps the driver of a car get up a hill on a snow-covered Highway 40 (Interstate 64), just east of Big Bend in Richmond Heights on Friday. BY NASSIM BENCHAABANE St. Louis post-Dispatch

The snowstorm forecasters had warned of for days dumped enough snow in the St. Louis area Friday to bring rush hour traffic to a gridlock and strand motorists for hours. The Missouri Department of Transportation said at an 8 p.m. news conference that it had requested help from area first responders to check on motorists stuck on stretches of Highway 40 (Inter-

Massive winter storm dumps heavy snow, causing major traffic troubles Forecasters expect most of the accumulation to come overnight, with an additional 2 to 4 inches expected Saturday

State agency asks to get out of downtown BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • Is downtown St. Louis too crime-ridden and dangerous for state employees to work there? That’s the argument one state agency is making. A Post-Dispatch review of budget requests by state agencies shows the Missouri Department of Revenue is asking for money to move seven employees out of the Wainwright State Office Building

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in the heart of downtown to an office in Clayton. “Employees are increasingly concerned about their safety while walking to the parking garage and the MetroLink Station,” notes a line item in the document. Although the $61,000 annual cost of the move is a tiny slice of spending in a $28 billion budget, the request could become the subject of debate as the House See DOWNTOWN • Page A5

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Cards avoid arbitration

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CLAYTON • St. Louis County Prosecutor

Wesley Bell said Friday he will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a woman and sexually assaulting two others last year inside the Catholic Supply store in west St. Louis County. A spokesman for the murder victim’s husband told the Associated Press that he supported the decision.

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“These are horrific crimes,” Bell said in a text message provided by his spokeswoman. “I will use all the resources of the State of Missouri and my office to see to it that the person who killed Jamie Schmidt and violently sexually assaulted two other victims at the Catholic Supply Store will spend the rest of his life in prison with no possibility of parole.” Bell, who took office Jan. 1 after defeating longtime incumbent Robert

BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sundqvist a bright spot for Blues

SPORTS

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No death penalty in Catholic Supply case

KTVI, KPLR return to Charter sets

Snow place like home

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state 64) and other major roadways. “We’ve had a really rough rush hour today,” said Arisa Prapaisilp, assistant maintenance engineer. A hilly stretch of Highway 40 near Maryville University had brought both eastbound and westbound lanes to a standstill as cars struggled to make it uphill against the snow and ice. MoDOT trucks were helping push vehicles uphill, but many motorists were stuck for hours.

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S E RV I N G T H E P U B L I C S I N C E 1 878 • W I N N E R O F 1 8 P U L I TZ E R P R I Z E S

SATURDAY • 01.12.2019 • $2.00

BORDER EMERGENCY, DELAYED TRUMP BACKS AWAY FROM THE IDEA OF DECLARING EMERGENCY TO FUND WALL

HOUSE BREAKS, ALL BUT ENSURING THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE LONGEST IN HISTORY MEASURE TO ENSURE WORKERS RECEIVE BACK PAY AWAITS TRUMP’S SIGNATURE

enforcement officials at a White House roundtable. “I’m not going to do it so fast.” Trump reasserted his right to build border walls via an emergency declaration, a move that would bypass a deadlocked Congress in which Democrats have blocked any new wall money. But he said he wanted to give lawmakers more time to act and did not offer a timetable for a decision. The comments marked a shift from earlier Friday when Trump appeared on

BY JOHN WAGNER, ERICA WERNER AND JOSH DAWSEY Washington Post

WA S H I N G T O N • President Donald Trump cast fresh doubt Friday on whether he would declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border, leaving lawmakers waiting for the president’s next move as the government shutdown was poised to become the longest in U.S. history. “What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency,” Trump said Friday afternoon, surrounded by law

See WALL • Page A8

A SLIPPERY SLOPE

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

A good Samaritan helps the driver of a car get up a hill on a snow-covered Highway 40 (Interstate 64), just east of Big Bend in Richmond Heights on Friday. BY NASSIM BENCHAABANE St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The snowstorm forecasters had warned of for days dumped enough snow in the St. Louis area Friday to bring rush hour traffic to a gridlock and strand motorists for hours. The Missouri Department of Transportation said at an 8 p.m. news conference that it had requested help from area first responders to check on motorists stuck on stretches of Highway 40 (Inter-

Massive winter storm dumps heavy snow, causing major traffic troubles Forecasters expect most of the accumulation to come overnight, with an additional 2 to 4 inches expected Saturday

State agency asks to get out of downtown BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • Is downtown St. Louis too crime-ridden and dangerous for state employees to work there? That’s the argument one state agency is making. A Post-Dispatch review of budget requests by state agencies shows the Missouri Department of Revenue is asking for money to move seven employees out of the Wainwright State Office Building

TODAY

34°/29°

in the heart of downtown to an office in Clayton. “Employees are increasingly concerned about their safety while walking to the parking garage and the MetroLink Station,” notes a line item in the document. Although the $61,000 annual cost of the move is a tiny slice of spending in a $28 billion budget, the request could become the subject of debate as the House See DOWNTOWN • Page A5

OCCASIONAL SNOW

Cards avoid arbitration

34°/21° CLOUDY

WEATHER B7

POST-DISPATCH WEATHERBIRD ®

CLAYTON • St. Louis County Prosecutor

Wesley Bell said Friday he will not seek the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a woman and sexually assaulting two others last year inside the Catholic Supply store in west St. Louis County. A spokesman for the murder victim’s husband told the Associated Press that he supported the decision.

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Are referees targeting MU’s Tilman?

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Abducted teen reunites with family

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“These are horrific crimes,” Bell said in a text message provided by his spokeswoman. “I will use all the resources of the State of Missouri and my office to see to it that the person who killed Jamie Schmidt and violently sexually assaulted two other victims at the Catholic Supply Store will spend the rest of his life in prison with no possibility of parole.” Bell, who took office Jan. 1 after defeating longtime incumbent Robert

BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sundqvist a bright spot for Blues

SPORTS

See SNOW • Page A5

No death penalty in Catholic Supply case

KTVI, KPLR return to Charter sets

Snow place like home

TOMORROW

state 64) and other major roadways. “We’ve had a really rough rush hour today,” said Arisa Prapaisilp, assistant maintenance engineer. A hilly stretch of Highway 40 near Maryville University had brought both eastbound and westbound lanes to a standstill as cars struggled to make it uphill against the snow and ice. MoDOT trucks were helping push vehicles uphill, but many motorists were stuck for hours.

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Sale Price $49,124

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WHAT’S ON STLTODAY.COM NOMINATE A NURSE Know a great nurse? Winning submissions will be featured in a special section in the Post-Dispatch in honor of National Nurses Week. stltoday.com/contests

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‘Show Me’ official: Dana Dean is host

Will he or won’t he run? O’Rourke set for interview with Winfrey

JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SHOW TUNE • KSDK reporter Dana Dean officially has moved into the hosting chair for Channel 5’s “Show Me St. Louis” segment. Dean joined KSDK in 2008 and was a reporter on the 10 a.m. feature show until 2011, when she moved to reporting for the morning newscasts. She came back to the show in 2015. Dean Dean takes the wheel from Heidi Glaus. (For more on Glaus, just keep on reading.) Meteorologist Anthony Slaughter will team with Dean temporarily as a co-host, a station press release said. Just last week, Dean’s husband, Ryan Dean, moved off the air to take over as the station’s broadcast managing editor.

WAVELENGTHS • Best way to get rid of a rumor is to make it a fact: Former KSDK reporter Heidi Glaus will join KTRS (550 AM) as the co-host on Guy Phillips’ afternoon show. Glaus will start as a regular beginning Monday, Phillips said. Glaus Chatter about Glaus began early this week after Glaus filled in a couple of shifts for KMOV (Channel 4) reporter Laura Hettiger, who stepped down from the role she held for seven months. Glaus, who has not worked in radio since her college days, said she looked forward to “having more time to tell stories.” “St. Louis has so many incredible treasures and (after 22 years in the media) I’m still finding new places,” she said. A New Madrid, Mo., native, Glaus had been at KSDK since starting in 1996 as a college intern. Along with two separate stints on “Show Me St. Louis,” her last one starting in 2014, Glaus worked as a features reporter at the station. BAR TABS • Glendale Mayor Richard J. Magee has had his law license placed on probation for one year. A Missouri Supreme Court disciplinary committee found that Magee failed

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Standing (from left): Carmen Dence, Susan Barrett, Kathie Winter and Kari Ely; seated: Brea McAnally and Jacqueline Thompson. They are St. Louis Visionary Awards winners.

to provide competent representation by allowing his client’s case to be dismissed twice; conducted no formal discovery for more than two years; and failed to keep his client Magee reasonably informed. The complaint was filed by Kelvin Richardson, a former St. Louis County employee who retained Magee in 2015 to represent him in a civil rights lawsuit. The court put Magee’s license on probation in December. Conditions include Magee filing quarterly reports with a monitor and work with a mentor on improving case management. Magee is in his sixth term as Glendale mayor. He was first elected in 2005 after serving 10 years as an alderman. From 2008 until 2012, he was chairman of the St. Louis County Republican Central Committee. VISION THING • The St. Louis Visionary Awards have released the names of its 2018 winners. They are: Kathie Winter, major contributor to the arts; Carmen Dence, outstanding teaching artist; Brea McAnally, outstanding arts professional; Susan Barrett, outstanding arts innovator; Jacqueline Thompson, outstanding emerging artist; and Kari Ely, outstanding working artist. The awards are given to recognize women who work in or support the arts in St. Louis.

“There are so many women in the region doing transformational work in the arts,” said Sara Burke, co-chair of the awards program. “They truly deserve this recognition.” The celebration starts at 6 p.m. April 22, at the Sun Theater in Grand Center. Rhonda Carter Adams and Sharon Price John are co-hosts. Tickets are $50. For information or tickets, visit www. vizawards.org. GO JOURNALISM • PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor has been signed as the main speaker for a Gateway Journalism Review event April 25 at the Edward Alcindor Jones headquarters in Des Peres. This is the eighth year for the “First Amendment Celebration” bash to benefit the publication. Prior to joining PBS, Alcindor covered presidential campaigns for the New York Times. Before that, she covered the Ferguson protests for USA Today. Tickets to the soiree are $100. Environmentalist Kay Drey and former state Sen. Wayne Goode are chairing the event. For more information, go to gatewayjr. org or email Dan Sullivan at 39djsullivan@gmail.com.

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run. O’Rourke will be part of “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” on Feb. 5. He’ll speak to Winfrey as part of an event featuring others, including actors Bradley Cooper and Michael B. Jordan. O’Rourke, 46, rose to national Democratic prominence while opposing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in deep-red Texas last November. O’Rourke’s camp suggests he won’t make up his mind for at least a few more weeks. This ‘Soprano’ won’t sing about new film • The star of the upcoming “The Sopranos” prequel says a young Tony Soprano will be a part of the film — but had good reason to be careful about how much else he revealed about “The Many Saints of Newark.” Alessandro Nivola talked about the project Wednesday before a discussion led by creator David Chase to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Sopranos” in New York. “I guess I’ve got to be kind of discreet about it, so David Chase doesn’t kill me,” Nivola said. “I’m playing Dickie Moltisanti, who is the central character in the movie, and he is Christopher Moltisanti’s dad.” Christopher Moltisanti, who was played by Michael Imperioli in the series, was a protege of Tony Soprano, the New Jersey mob boss portrayed by James Gandolfini. ‘Green Book’ writer sorry for 9/11 tweet • “Green Book” co-writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a 2015 tweet about Muslims and 9/11 that resurfaced a few days after the film won a Golden Globe Award. In the tweet, he said Donald Trump was “100% correct” that television news in New York on 9/11 showed Muslims in Jersey City cheering when the towers came down, and he had seen it. There is no evidence such celebrations occurred. “I spent my life trying to bring this story of overcoming differences and finding common ground to the screen, and I am incredibly sorry to everyone associated with ‘Green Book,’” Vallelonga said Thursday.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Actress Kirstie Alley is 68. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is 68. Radio personality Howard Stern is 65. Singer-director Rob Zombie is 54. Rapper Raekwon is 49. Actress Issa Rae is 34. Singer Zayn is 26. From news services

Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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Pritzker to boost salaries with his own money ASSOCIATED PRESS

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. • Illinois’ incoming billionaire governor has announced plans to use his own money to double the salaries of several key staffers, a move aimed at helping retain top talent. Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker created East Jackson Street LLC to personally compensate staffers in addition to their government salaries. Lawmakers approved legislation this week aimed at helping the incoming governor to increase salaries. “The governor-elect is committed to recruiting top talent to state government to best address the challenges Illinois faces,” said Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh, comparing the move to that of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Pritzker’s chief of staff, three deputy governors and their special assistants, deputy chiefs of staff and other highlevel employees will receive the double salaries. Overall it will apply to 20 positions, including some that have not been filled.

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Incoming Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in Chicago after his election win.

With the extra pay, Pritzker chief of staff Anne Caprara would receive $148,000 from the state and $150,000 from Pritzker’s company for a total salary of $298,000.

Staffers who received the additional pay must report it along with other public disclosures. The pay raise information comes as Pritzker has filled more Cabinet positions ahead of his Monday inauguration, and his choices include several women and show a bipartisan approach. Before the Legislature wrapped up its two-year session, the House and the Senate endorsed a measure to allow Pritzker to raise salaries by 15 percent for those in his Cabinet, including the director of prisons, the transportation secretary and the directors of other agencies governing human services, health care, the environment and more. Pritzker said Illinois salaries for agency directors and assistant directors aren’t competitive. Critics complained that nonunion middle managers have dealt with salary freezes for 15 or more years. They said the state can’t afford higher pay when there’s a $130 billion hole in what the state owes to its pension systems.

Due to early deadlines, some lottery results were not available.

MULTISTATE GAMES

MEGA MILLIONS Friday: Not available Mega ball: N/A Megaplier: N/A Estimated jackpot: $50 million POWERBALL Saturday’s estimated jackpot: $96 million

MISSOURI LOTTERIES

LOTTO Saturday’s estimated jackpot: $1.4 million SHOW ME CASH Friday: 16-19-21-25-30 Saturday’s estimated jackpot: $218,000 PICK-3 Friday Midday: 777 Evening: 832 PICK-4 Friday Midday: 0570 Evening: 9189

ILLINOIS LOTTERIES

LUCKY DAY LOTTO Friday Midday: 04-27-31-37-45 Evening: 04-22-27-41-42 LOTTO Saturday’s estimated jackpot: $6.25 million PICK-3 Friday Midday: 932 FB: 9 Evening: 186 FB: 4 PICK-4 Friday Midday: 7181 FB: 7 Evening: 5581 FB: 9

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WHAT’S ON STLTODAY.COM NOMINATE A NURSE Know a great nurse? Winning submissions will be featured in a special section in the Post-Dispatch in honor of National Nurses Week. stltoday.com/contests

IT’S CHILLY, EAT CHILI

BLUES NEAR THE DEADLINE

Sweet or spicy, San Antonio or Cincinnati style, we have 8 recipes for you to choose from. stltoday.com/lifestyles

The NHL trade deadline is near, what will the Blues do? Jim Thomas and Jeff Gordon talk it over in the latest NetFront Presence podcast. stltoday.com/podcasts

JOE’S ST. LOUIS

PEOPLE

‘Show Me’ official: Dana Dean is host

Will he or won’t he run? O’Rourke set for interview with Winfrey

JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SHOW TUNE • KSDK reporter Dana Dean officially has moved into the hosting chair for Channel 5’s “Show Me St. Louis” segment. Dean joined KSDK in 2008 and was a reporter on the 10 a.m. feature show until 2011, when she moved to reporting for the morning newscasts. She came back to the show in 2015. Dean Dean takes the wheel from Heidi Glaus. (For more on Glaus, just keep on reading.) Meteorologist Anthony Slaughter will team with Dean temporarily as a co-host, a station press release said. Just last week, Dean’s husband, Ryan Dean, moved off the air to take over as the station’s broadcast managing editor.

WAVELENGTHS • Best way to get rid of a rumor is to make it a fact: Former KSDK reporter Heidi Glaus will join KTRS (550 AM) as the co-host on Guy Phillips’ afternoon show. Glaus will start as a regular beginning Monday, Phillips said. Glaus Chatter about Glaus began early this week after Glaus filled in a couple of shifts for KMOV (Channel 4) reporter Laura Hettiger, who stepped down from the role she held for seven months. Glaus, who has not worked in radio since her college days, said she looked forward to “having more time to tell stories.” “St. Louis has so many incredible treasures and (after 22 years in the media) I’m still finding new places,” she said. A New Madrid, Mo., native, Glaus had been at KSDK since starting in 1996 as a college intern. Along with two separate stints on “Show Me St. Louis,” her last one starting in 2014, Glaus worked as a features reporter at the station. BAR TABS • Glendale Mayor Richard J. Magee has had his law license placed on probation for one year. A Missouri Supreme Court disciplinary committee found that Magee failed

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Standing (from left): Carmen Dence, Susan Barrett, Kathie Winter and Kari Ely; seated: Brea McAnally and Jacqueline Thompson. They are St. Louis Visionary Awards winners.

to provide competent representation by allowing his client’s case to be dismissed twice; conducted no formal discovery for more than two years; and failed to keep his client Magee reasonably informed. The complaint was filed by Kelvin Richardson, a former St. Louis County employee who retained Magee in 2015 to represent him in a civil rights lawsuit. The court put Magee’s license on probation in December. Conditions include Magee filing quarterly reports with a monitor and work with a mentor on improving case management. Magee is in his sixth term as Glendale mayor. He was first elected in 2005 after serving 10 years as an alderman. From 2008 until 2012, he was chairman of the St. Louis County Republican Central Committee. VISION THING • The St. Louis Visionary Awards have released the names of its 2018 winners. They are: Kathie Winter, major contributor to the arts; Carmen Dence, outstanding teaching artist; Brea McAnally, outstanding arts professional; Susan Barrett, outstanding arts innovator; Jacqueline Thompson, outstanding emerging artist; and Kari Ely, outstanding working artist. The awards are given to recognize women who work in or support the arts in St. Louis.

“There are so many women in the region doing transformational work in the arts,” said Sara Burke, co-chair of the awards program. “They truly deserve this recognition.” The celebration starts at 6 p.m. April 22, at the Sun Theater in Grand Center. Rhonda Carter Adams and Sharon Price John are co-hosts. Tickets are $50. For information or tickets, visit www. vizawards.org. GO JOURNALISM • PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor has been signed as the main speaker for a Gateway Journalism Review event April 25 at the Edward Alcindor Jones headquarters in Des Peres. This is the eighth year for the “First Amendment Celebration” bash to benefit the publication. Prior to joining PBS, Alcindor covered presidential campaigns for the New York Times. Before that, she covered the Ferguson protests for USA Today. Tickets to the soiree are $100. Environmentalist Kay Drey and former state Sen. Wayne Goode are chairing the event. For more information, go to gatewayjr. org or email Dan Sullivan at 39djsullivan@gmail.com.

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke will head to New York next month for a live interview with Oprah Winfrey as he continues to mull a 2020 presidential run. O’Rourke will be part of “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” on Feb. 5. He’ll speak to Winfrey as part of an event featuring others, including actors Bradley Cooper and Michael B. Jordan. O’Rourke, 46, rose to national Democratic prominence while opposing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in deep-red Texas last November. O’Rourke’s camp suggests he won’t make up his mind for at least a few more weeks. This ‘Soprano’ won’t sing about new film • The star of the upcoming “The Sopranos” prequel says a young Tony Soprano will be a part of the film — but had good reason to be careful about how much else he revealed about “The Many Saints of Newark.” Alessandro Nivola talked about the project Wednesday before a discussion led by creator David Chase to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Sopranos” in New York. “I guess I’ve got to be kind of discreet about it, so David Chase doesn’t kill me,” Nivola said. “I’m playing Dickie Moltisanti, who is the central character in the movie, and he is Christopher Moltisanti’s dad.” Christopher Moltisanti, who was played by Michael Imperioli in the series, was a protege of Tony Soprano, the New Jersey mob boss portrayed by James Gandolfini. ‘Green Book’ writer sorry for 9/11 tweet • “Green Book” co-writer Nick Vallelonga has apologized for a 2015 tweet about Muslims and 9/11 that resurfaced a few days after the film won a Golden Globe Award. In the tweet, he said Donald Trump was “100% correct” that television news in New York on 9/11 showed Muslims in Jersey City cheering when the towers came down, and he had seen it. There is no evidence such celebrations occurred. “I spent my life trying to bring this story of overcoming differences and finding common ground to the screen, and I am incredibly sorry to everyone associated with ‘Green Book,’” Vallelonga said Thursday.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Actress Kirstie Alley is 68. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is 68. Radio personality Howard Stern is 65. Singer-director Rob Zombie is 54. Rapper Raekwon is 49. Actress Issa Rae is 34. Singer Zayn is 26. From news services

Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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Pritzker to boost salaries with his own money ASSOCIATED PRESS

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. • Illinois’ incoming billionaire governor has announced plans to use his own money to double the salaries of several key staffers, a move aimed at helping retain top talent. Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker created East Jackson Street LLC to personally compensate staffers in addition to their government salaries. Lawmakers approved legislation this week aimed at helping the incoming governor to increase salaries. “The governor-elect is committed to recruiting top talent to state government to best address the challenges Illinois faces,” said Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh, comparing the move to that of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Pritzker’s chief of staff, three deputy governors and their special assistants, deputy chiefs of staff and other highlevel employees will receive the double salaries. Overall it will apply to 20 positions, including some that have not been filled.

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Incoming Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks in Chicago after his election win.

With the extra pay, Pritzker chief of staff Anne Caprara would receive $148,000 from the state and $150,000 from Pritzker’s company for a total salary of $298,000.

Staffers who received the additional pay must report it along with other public disclosures. The pay raise information comes as Pritzker has filled more Cabinet positions ahead of his Monday inauguration, and his choices include several women and show a bipartisan approach. Before the Legislature wrapped up its two-year session, the House and the Senate endorsed a measure to allow Pritzker to raise salaries by 15 percent for those in his Cabinet, including the director of prisons, the transportation secretary and the directors of other agencies governing human services, health care, the environment and more. Pritzker said Illinois salaries for agency directors and assistant directors aren’t competitive. Critics complained that nonunion middle managers have dealt with salary freezes for 15 or more years. They said the state can’t afford higher pay when there’s a $130 billion hole in what the state owes to its pension systems.

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Food pantries in rural Southern Illinois form network to generate ideas, support BY MOLLY PARKER the Southern Illinoisan

THOMPSONVILLE, ILL. • In 2004, a

small church in Thompsonville began offering food one day a month to families in need in Franklin County. The first month, about three families showed up. The next, it was 11. Fourteen years later, there are nearly 200 cars lined up well before the church’s food pantry doors open at 8 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month. “There’s a lot of need, a lot of underserved people,” said Ann Schwengel, cocoordinator of the Thompsonville Community of Christ church’s food pantry. “The employment situation and the economy in Southern Illinois adds to the need.” Across Southern Illinois’ lower 16 counties, there are nearly 100 food pantries working to help keep food on families’ tables. Recently, some of them have joined forces to create the Southern Illinois Food Pantry Network. The network aims to allow food pantry volunteers and managers, whether they run a small operation or a large one, “to rely on each other for brainstorming, support and idea sharing,” said Toni Kay Wright, an educator for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-

Education with the University of Illinois Extension, based in Marion. The network is an initiative of the University of Illinois Extension, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s food and nutrition program, Jackson County Health Department, Southern Illinois Healthcare and the SIU School of Medicine’s Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development. It is modeled off other successful food pantry networks in places like the Metro East. Wright said one focus of the network is to brainstorm ways to encourage donations of healthier food options. In the future, the network may also be able to seek grants to bolster support to local food pantries. There are other benefits, too. Working with neighbors facing difficult, often heartbreaking situations can take a toll on providers. “Sometimes you think, ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t know if I can keep doing this,’” Schwengel said. Having others to communicate with who understand the challenges and rewards of running a food pantry is important, Schwengel noted. That’s why she attended the network’s first meeting last fall. Ruth Hawkins, treasurer and co-manager of the Du Quoin Food Pantry, said she also believes there is an advantage to getting to know the people running other

food pantries throughout the region. It allows for sharing ideas about what works and what doesn’t, she said. The Du Quoin Food Pantry serves residents of Perry County, and Hawkins said it’s also helpful to know other food pantry operators to direct people to if they show up at her location but live in another county. Wright said the network had its first meeting last fall; about 15 food pantry operators attended. A topic emerged that Wright said she had not anticipated as a shared concern: how to keep managers and volunteers safe. Food pantry operators say that, on occasion, people seeking food assistance become agitated if they are turned away either because they have already reached their allotment for that month or they do not meet a residency requirement. As well, people may be experiencing substance abuse or poor mental health, or simply be having a bad day based on the circumstances that brought them there in the first place. Given this concern, the network’s next meeting will include a discussion about ways that food pantries can partner with local police departments to keep managers, volunteers and clients safe, and tips for de-escalating tense situations, Wright said.

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Jefferson County deputies take control in Hillsboro amid allegations BY JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-dispatch

HILLSBORO • After reports of criminal

activity by members of the Hillsboro Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has taken over supervision of the city’s officers. Sheriff Dave Marshak said his office was notified late Wednesday of a theft within the Hillsboro department and sent detectives to investigate the situation. Once involved, however, the detectives found other “internal issues” that warranted his department to step in, Marshak said. Marshak said no arrests have been made or charges filed, but said the problem has been “isolated to some police leadership.” Marshak also assigned one of his officers, Lt. Patrick Hawkins, to temporarily take over command of the Hillsboro department. “We’ll also have our patrol officers out there, offering assistance, support and guidance,” he said. “Everyone deserves quality police protection and we’re just trying to keep the community safe.” Marshak said because the investigation is ongoing, he would not release any specific information about the allegations or the names of any Hillsboro officers involved. Marshak hopes the investigation is finished by next week, saying he then would report to Hillsboro officials, “so they can make some critical decisions.” Hillsboro Mayor Joseph Phillips said he had no comment while the investigation is being conducted.

DIGEST

DAVID CARSON • dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Cynthia Shaw looks through donated items for warm clothes Friday during a weekly event for homeless people put on by the rev. Larry rice outside St. Louis City Hall. Shaw says she has been homeless for about six months and has been getting shelter for about 10 weeks at the St. Patrick Center women’s night program. rice provided Metro passes, food, clothes and blankets at the event. Extra bus passes were offered so people could ride and stay warm.

Godfrey man is convicted of murder in 2016 stabbing BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-dispatch

From left: Larry E. Northcutt Jr., Brent A. Jones and Natasha R. Smith

ST. CHARLES • The third suspect in a fatal stabbing in West Alton in 2016 will go to prison for the rest of his life after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder. After deliberating for about 4½ hours Thursday, jurors found Larry E. Northcutt Jr., 30, of Godfrey, guilty in the July 23, 2016, stabbing death of Christopher A. Gernigin, 29. The killing, according to Gernigin’s family, may have stemmed from a feud over a woman. Sentencing for Northcutt is set for March 14, where he will receive a term of

life in prison without parole, the only sentence for first-degree murder when prosecutors do not seek the death penalty. Two co-defendants reached plea deals in 2017. Natasha R. Smith, 28, of Madison County, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and received a 23-year sentence. Brent A. Jones, 30, of Madison County, received a 10-year sentence for his guilty plea to second-degree murder. Police said Northcutt was hiding in the trunk of Smith’s Ford Fiesta with a knife when they and Jones went to pick up

Gernigin from Roxana. After picking up Gernigin, they drove to Alton, then south on Highway 67 across the Clark Bridge into Missouri, where Smith pulled her car over pretending to have a flat tire, charges said. Northcutt got out of the trunk, pulled Gernigin from the back seat and stabbed him, charges said. Gernigin ran across the highway but collapsed on the inside shoulder, where police found him. The defense argued at trial that Northcutt stabbed Gernigin in a fight, didn’t intend to kill him and therefore shouldn’t have been accused of premeditated murder. Gernigin was a day laborer and a father of four. Northcutt will be sentenced by St. Charles County Circuit Judge Deborah Alessi.

ST. LOUIS > Appeals court tosses out suit over funding for public defenders • Missouri and its governor cannot be sued over the state’s underfunded and understaffed public defender system, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday said the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity means the state can’t commit a legal wrong and cannot be sued unless the Legislature makes exceptions in state law. American Civil Liberties Union-Missouri filed the class action lawsuit in 2017. The organization argued the governor and state have ignored their constitutional obligation to provide meaningful legal representation to indigent clients by not providing enough funds to address chronic underfunding and understaffing in the public defender system. ACLU-Missouri argues in the lawsuit that Mississippi is the only state to allocate less than the $355 per case that Missouri spends for its indigent defense budget. The lawsuit will continue against the head of the public defender system, Michael Barrett, and the public defender commission. The decision, written by Judge Duane Benton, does not address the merits of the lawsuit. But the ruling means the Legislature can’t be forced to appropriate more money to the system. “It would be easier if the state itself were a defendant,” said Tony Rothert, legal director of ACLU-Missouri. ALTON > City annexes 286 acres • The Alton City Council approved annexing 286 acres along the northern corridor near the public works building on Wednesday night. The parcel extends a little past Interstate 255 near Fosterburg Road and the Woodlands Golf Course and is owned by developer Larry Manns. The tract has been in Foster Township but now falls under Madison County jurisdiction. The future development opportunity will reap tax benefits for the city, officials said. The land is expected to be developed as subdivisions. Officials said the agreement may entice other nearby property owners to want their properties annexed to get routine city services like police and fire protection. The industrial corridor that runs from Argosy Casino along the Berm Highway to East Alton is the only other significant amount of unincorporated land in the city.

LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > Time served in immigration case • An undocumented immigrant from China was sentenced in federal court Friday to time served — about seven months — for employing more than 10 undocumented immigrants in his restaurant in Desloge, Mo. Dianrong Jiang employed the immigrants, who were mostly from Mexico, in the Great Wall of China restaurant. Homeland Security Investigations agents received a tip about the restaurant workers in 2017. Jiang, then 40, pleaded guilty in September to a charge of knowingly employing 10 or more undocumented aliens. He is a citizen of China and entered the U.S. in the late 1990s using a fake passport. Jiang will be referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for possible deportation. KINLOCH > Man is charged in double slaying • A Bellefontaine Neighbors man was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree murder in a double killing in Kinloch last month, police said. Darren Thomas Jr., 21, of the 100 block of Shepley Drive, also was charged with two counts of first-degree Thomas

assault, unlawful use of a weapon, firstdegree robbery and five counts of armed criminal action. He is being held without bail, police said in a release. Richard Berry, 39, of the 1600 block of Leisure Drive in unincorporated St. Louis County, and Destiny Howard, 21, of the 6100 block of Louisiana Avenue in St. Louis, were gunned down about 2 a.m. Dec. 17 in the 5500 block of Tuttle Street. Police said at the time that they thought the killings started as a carjacking attempt. Berry died at the scene. Howard died on the way to a hospital. A 3-year-old child and another woman in the car were not hurt, police said. The shooting started while the four were inside a vehicle. Jackson stole the vehicle after shooting at Berry and Howard, according to police. The vehicle was later found in north St. Louis County. ST. LOUIS > Motorist carjacked on I-270 ramp • A woman was carjacked on an Interstate 270 exit ramp Thursday night, police said Friday. The woman, 44, had taken the eastbound Riverview Boulevard exit and was approaching a stop sign as she was struck by a vehicle from behind, police said. She pulled

to the side of the road and saw two armed men approaching her, they said. She got out of her vehicle, ran to a nearby business and called police. The robbers stole her vehicle, which had her purse inside, police said. ST. LOUIS > Man gets 90-year sentence in shooting case • A St. Louis man was sentenced Friday to 90 years in prison in a 2014 case in which a woman suffered a bullet graze wound in the head after being followed in her car. Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer sentenced Travon D. Johnson, 27, of the 5900 block of Theodosia Avenue, to prison for several counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and resisting arrest. Johnson Johnson was tried in October in the Aug. 29, 2014, killing of Darnell Martin, 41, who was murdered while helping two others repair the brakes on a car in the 4600 block of St. Ferdinand Avenue. The jury acquitted Johnson in Martin’s death but at the same trial found him guilty of shooting a woman Sept. 30, 2014, and of resisting arrest when police tried to arrest

him the following day. The woman was in a car with her boyfriend and her 3-year-old son in the 2700 block of Goodfellow Boulevard when shots were fired from a blue Chevrolet Impala, grazing the woman in the head. The woman’s boyfriend testified that Johnson and Trevon Jackson targeted him because he was helping Martin when Martin was murdered. Jackson, 23, of the 1200 block of Billings Drive in Bellefontaine Neighbors, was not charged in the murder and was acquitted in the shooting of the woman. ST. LOUIS > Tax preparer admits fraud • A onetime St. Louis County tax preparer pleaded guilty to a federal charge of filing a false tax return Wednesday and admitted filing nearly 100 false returns. Rennell Mace, who now lives in the Atlanta area, filed returns with false wage amounts to claim earned income tax credits for clients or false educational expenses to receive tax credits, his plea says. Mace and others involved in the scheme were paid $342,741 from 2009 through 2014, the agreement says. Under recommended federal sentencing guidelines, he could face 18-24 months in prison.


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ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Stranded drivers and a stuck semi await help on a snow-covered Highway 40 (Interstate 64), just east of Big Bend Boulevard in Richmond Heights on Friday. The problematic hill caused authorities to close Interstate 170 headed east to St. Louis for a time.

COLTER PETERSON • cpeterson@post-dispatch.com

Lisa Mclaurin places plastic over her rear window as snow begins to fall early in the afternoon on Friday. For some areas, the snow may not stop until early Sunday, though the heaviest accumulation should be over by Saturday morning.

WINTER REBOUNDS

Students from Webster Groves High School cross a pedestrian bridge above Interstate 44, headed home after school on Friday.

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

ABOVE • Shoppers stock up on milk and groceries at Whole Foods in Brentwood Square as snow fell on Friday. LEFT • Horses graze on hay in the snow Friday afternoon at Longview Farm Park in Town and Country. Eight to 12 inches of snow are predicted to fall by Saturday evening.

HILLARY LEVIN • hlevin@post-dispatch.com


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“ Pe o p l e j u s t ca n not make it up that hill,” Prapaisilp said. She said a MoDOT employee who had left home about 2 p.m. was still stuck at the spot six hours later. MoDOT snow plows were making slow progress because of the wet and heavy snow and stalled traffic, but officials expected to have more ease clearing the roads overnight as the heaviest snowfall stops. The snowstorm also caused dozens of flight cancellations at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, and prompted businesses, libraries and museums to close early. Evening rush hour traffic was less busy than usual thanks early closures, but icy roads blanketed by heavy snow brought traffic to a standstill on some major roadways, as vehicles stalled or struggled to make it up hills. The hazardous conditions developed quickly in a weekend storm the National Weather Service predicted would bring the St. Louis area 8 to 12 inches of snow, with some spots northwest of the metro area possibly reaching 15 inches by the storm’s departure sometime Sunday. The National Weather Service had recorded up to 7.8 inches of snow in Eureka and Manchester by 9 p.m.” The heaviest snow was expected be over by Saturday morning, said Kevin Deitsch, a meteorologist at the Weather Service office in Weldon Spring. Deitsch said St. Louis area residents could expect to wake up to about 6 to 9 inches of snow Saturday morning. An additional 2 to 3 inches would accumulate through the day, Deitsch said.

WORST IN YEARS

Defiant St. Louisans knew the storm was serious about 4 p.m. Friday once the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, known for showing up to report from the middle of the nation’s worst weather, landed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The Weather Service said that 8 to 10 inches of snow would be the most accumulation the St. Louis

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com

A motorist makes a phone call on Friday after apparently crashing into a guard rail while trying to enter the westbound Highway 40 (Interstate 64) ramp from Grand Boulevard. Heavy snow hampered the afternoon commute in the St. Louis area.

area has seen since 2014. Twelve inches or more of snow would be the most the area has seen since March 2013. The record snowfall event at Lambert International is 15.6 inches in 1912. Motorists complained on social media of commutes within St. Louis County that took them hours. Dozens of car accidents were reported throughout the St. Louis area. In Jefferson County, Sheriff Dave Marshak said on Twitter shortly before 6 p.m. that he had confirmed 50 accidents and requests for help. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C has seen about 168 crashes since about 10 a.m. Friday when the snow started to fall, according to Trooper Dallas Thompson. There were no fatalities from the accidents. The Missouri Department of Transportation

put more than 200 snow plows on the roads Friday. But the plows’ progress was slower than usual because the snow was wet and heavy, said Mark Croarkin, assistant district engineer with MoDOT. “If you think you’re going to drive around a plow in this, you’re going to have trouble,” Croarkin said. St. Louis had 50 trucks plowing snow on major roadways Friday, said Kent Flake, streets commissioner. Workers had started salting the roads Wednesday night and were expecting to use about 20,000 tons of salt throughout the weekend. Metro buses were delayed by up to two hours as they made space for snow plows on their routes and took detours to avoid stalled traffic, hills and icy roads. In St. Louis, the Rev. Larry Rice said his group handed out blankets

Prosecutor won’t seek death penalty in killing, assaults

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Thomas Bruce appears in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Dec. 5. Bruce, 53, of Jefferson County, has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a woman at a Catholic Supply store. BELL • FROM A1

McCulloch in the August Democratic primary and winning election in November, said during his campaign that he opposed the death penalty. Thomas Bruce is charged with 17 crimes in the Nov. 19 sexual assault of two women and the killing of another at the Catholic Supply store on Manchester Road. Schmidt, the woman he is accused of killing, was a customer at the store and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in High Ridge, where she sang in the choir. Bruce’s lawyer declined to comment. James G’Sell, a deacon at St. Anthony of Padua who was speaking on behalf of Schmidt’s family, said her husband, Greg Schmidt, supports Bell’s decision. “Greg thinks in many ways that the death penalty is easier, too generous on Thomas Bruce, because he needs to suffer the consequences of his actions, think about what he did every day for the rest of his life,”

G’Sell said. Bell’s campaign website said he had pledged “to never seek the death penalty.” “He knows that capital punishment is expensive, ineffective at deterrence, and is also racially biased,” the site says. “Since 1976, there have been 157 individuals in the United States sentenced to death, and later exonerated. Thus far, four of these exonerations occurred right here in Missouri.” Bruce is also suspected in a home invasion and attack in rural Jefferson County on Sept. 27. Authorities said that a 77-yearold woman reported the assault but investigators had little to go on until the woman saw Bruce’s picture in the media after he was charged in the Catholic Supply case. He has not been charged in the Jefferson County incident. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

and bus tickets Friday to homeless people who ride the buses to stay warm.

CLOSINGS

Some smaller schools or rural districts canceled classes for Friday in advance of the storm, with others sending students home as early as noon. Municipal offices, businesses, and major cultural attractions throughout the St. Louis area had also closed by Friday afternoon, including locations like the City Museum that have braved less inclement weather. The University of Missouri’s main campus in Columbia closed at 1 p.m. A men’s basketball game in South Carolina scheduled for noon Saturday was postponed because the Tigers were sidelined by weather. Some locations that had closed announced by Friday night they would

reopen Saturday. The Missouri Botanical Garden and Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit said they would reopen their doors at 10 a.m. The St. Louis Science Center said it would reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday. After serving the usual rush for bread and milk in advance of the storm Friday, Schnucks closed all its stores at 8 p.m. The stores were expected to reopen early Saturday.

FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

The Weather Channel’s Cantore made it to St. Louis just in time. Lambert airport said 53 arriving flights and 39 departing flights had been canceled as of 6 p.m. and dozens more cancellations were expected Saturday. The airport advised passengers to check the status of their flights with airlines before heading to the air-

port. In Columbia, Mo., the airport had closed to all air traffic as of 4 p.m. after a plane slid off a runway and a bus was delayed in reaching an American Airlines flight with 80 passengers aboard because the runway was so icy. Officials urged St. Louis residents to avoid hitting the roads again until checking the conditions Saturday afternoon. Motorists who do venture out are advised to carry emergency kits. Forecasters expect the bulk of the storm to end about midnight Saturday but said some light snow showers could continue into Sunday morning. Scott Andera, Robert Patrick and Rachel Rice of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Nassim Benchaabane • 314-340-8167 @NassimBnchabane on Twitter nbenchaabane@post-dispatch.com

State agency in city wants money to leave DOWNTOWN • FROM A1

and Senate begin picking their way through the massive budget in the coming weeks. Along with the symbolism of such a request, the move also could cost the city by reducing the amount it receives from its 1 percent earnings tax on people who work in the city. A breakdown on how much each of the seven employees earn was not immediately available. Based on the average salary of state employees of about $39,000, the cost to the city could be as much as $2,730 in annual revenue. Gov. Mike Parson, a former county sheriff, could put the topic to rest if he takes the request out of the budget before he introduces his spending blueprint next week. A spokesman for the governor did not have an immediate response Friday. Mayor Lyda Krewson told the Post-Dispatch that she never wants to see employees moving out of downtown. “We have a building boom going on and we’ve seen tremendous investment downtown. It is the hub of the region,” she said. Revenue Director Joel Walters has not met with House budget officials to discuss his agency’s request. In a response to questions from the Post-Dispatch and inquiries from the mayor, agency spokeswoman Anne Marie Moy suggested the request may be under review. “The department is evaluating the pros and cons of a move. Certainly, safety is among the factors to be considered for any location where we might have staff. Other considerations include things like parking, commute times and proximity to the work performed by employees. For example, the majority of cases handled by the 6-8 attorneys currently officed at the Wainwright Building are in Clayton and surrounding

counties. So the logistics of that are things we need to consider moving forward,” Moy said in an email. Rep. Bruce Franks, a Democrat who represents downtown, was flabbergasted when told about the request. “That’s crazy,” Franks said. “That doesn’t make sense. I would definitely fight that, tooth and nail.” The employees affected by the move work at the Missouri Department of Revenue’s legal office, which handles impaired driving cases and other driver licensing cases along with administrative alcohol hearings, and motor vehicle titles and related issues. The attorneys cover cases in the St. Louis metro area and many of the surrounding counties. Until 2012, the workers were in Clayton within two blocks of the county courthouse. But they moved to the historic landmark office building at 111 Seventh Street because of an increase in Clayton area rent. The 10-story Wainwright building, built in 1891, is known for being one of the world’s first skyscrapers. But, budget documents say, “since 2012, the crime and homicide rates in the vicinity of the Wainwright State Office Building continue to rise.” In 2018, a Post-Dispatch analysis showed two homicides occurred in the downtown area, compared to none in 2017. In December, Police Chief John Hayden reported that the rate of homicides and violent crimes in St. Louis saw a substantial drop in 2018. He attributed the decrease to increased policing strategies in a highly afflicted area of the city north of Martin Luther King Drive. St. Louis saw a 20-year high in homicides in 2017, Hayden said, with 205 reported murders in total. Through Dec. 20 of 2018, the

city saw 174 homicides. Robberies also fell by 25 percent in 2018, Hayden said, with 469 fewer reported. Hayden, who became chief a year ago, implemented a strategy of increased policing north of Martin Luther King Drive, south of West Florissant Avenue, east of Goodfellow Boulevard and west of Vandeventer Avenue. The policing strategies used in the targeted area included cracking down on open-air drug markets, increased visibility in traffic patrols and ticketing, assistance from the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, an increase in security cameras and license plate reading cameras, implementing some community programs to engage with residents and employing an anticrime task force citywide. Hayden plans to expand the use of special zone policing to other parts of the city this year, including downtown. The request by the state agency drew scorn from the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, which promotes the city’s center core. “I find it ironic that a state department would decide that their best option is to leave rather than to work toward a solution,” said Missy Kelley, president and CEO of the partnership. “St. Louis is the biggest economic center of the state, and downtown St. Louis is the economic engine of the region. This is something we all have to own, and we all have to work at addressing.” Budget documents show no other state agencies are making requests to move out of downtown. Among the tenants in the building is the Missouri Department of Social Services, which administers aid programs benefiting low-income and disabled residents. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com


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Heavy, wet snow piles up quickly in area SNOW • FROM A1

“ Pe o p l e j u s t ca n not make it up that hill,” Prapaisilp said. She said a MoDOT employee who had left home about 2 p.m. was still stuck at the spot six hours later. Despite dozens of minor crashes and slide-offs, the Missouri Highway Patrol said that as of late Friday there were only four reports of injuries and no fatalities. Evening rush hour traffic was less busy than usual thanks to early closures, but the Highway Patrol said crashes and jack-knifed tractor trailers had traffic stopped late into the night on parts of Interstates 44 and 70 in St. Charles and St. Louis counties. MoDOT snow plows were making slow progress because of the wet and heavy snow and stalled traffic, but officials expected to have more ease clearing the roads overnight as the heaviest snowfall stops. The snowstorm also caused dozens of flight cancellations at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and prompted businesses, libraries and museums to close early. The hazardous conditions developed quickly in a weekend storm the National Weather Service predicted would bring the St. Louis area 8 to 12 inches of snow, with some spots northwest of the metro area possibly reaching 15 inches by the storm’s departure sometime Sunday. Almost 8 inches of snow were reported in Eureka and Manchester by 9 p.m. The heaviest snow was expected to be over by Saturday morning, said Kevin Deitsch, a meteorologist at the Weather Service office in Weldon Spring. Deitsch said St. Louis-area residents could expect to wake up to about 6 to 9 inches Saturday morning. An additional 2 to 3 inches would accumulate through the day, he said.

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Defiant St. Louisans knew the storm was serious about 4 p.m. Friday once the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, known for showing up to report from the middle of the nation’s

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A motorist makes a phone call on Friday after apparently crashing into a guard rail while trying to enter the westbound Highway 40 (Interstate 64) ramp from Grand Boulevard. Heavy snow hampered the afternoon commute in the St. Louis area.

worst weather, landed at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The Weather Service said that 8 to 10 inches of snow would be the most accumulation the St. Louis area has seen since 2014. Twelve inches or more of snow would be the most the area has seen since March 2013. The record snowfall event at Lambert International is 15.6 inches in 1912. Motorists complained on social media of commutes within St. Louis County that took them hours. Dozens of car accidents were reported throughout the St. Louis area. In Jefferson County, Sheriff Dave Marshak said on Twitter shortly before 6 p.m. that he had confirmed 50 accidents and requests for help. MoDOT put more than 200 snow plows on the roads Friday. But the plows’ progress was slower

than usual because the snow was wet and heavy, said Mark Croarkin, assistant district engineer with MoDOT. “If you think you’re going to drive around a plow in this, you’re going to have trouble,” Croarkin said. St. Louis had 50 trucks plowing snow on major roadways Friday, said Kent Flake, streets commissioner. Workers had started salting the roads Wednesday night and were expecting to use about 20,000 tons of salt throughout the weekend. Metro buses were delayed by up to two hours as they made space for snow plows on their routes and took detours to avoid stalled traffic, hills and icy roads. In St. Louis, the Rev. Larry Rice said his group handed out blankets and bus tickets Friday to homeless people who ride the buses to stay warm.

Prosecutor won’t seek death penalty in killing, assaults

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Thomas Bruce appears in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Dec. 5. Bruce, 53, of Jefferson County, has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a woman at a Catholic Supply store. BELL • FROM A1

McCulloch in the August Democratic primary and winning election in November, said during his campaign that he opposed the death penalty. Thomas Bruce is charged with 17 crimes in the Nov. 19 sexual assault of two women and the killing of another at the Catholic Supply store on Manchester Road. Schmidt, the woman he is accused of killing, was a customer at the store and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in High Ridge, where she sang in the choir. Bruce’s lawyer declined to comment. James G’Sell, a deacon at St. Anthony of Padua who was speaking on behalf of Schmidt’s family, said her husband, Greg Schmidt, supports Bell’s decision. “Greg thinks in many ways that the death penalty is easier, too generous on Thomas Bruce, because he needs to suffer the consequences of his actions, think about what he did every day for the rest of his life,”

G’Sell said. Bell’s campaign website said he had pledged “to never seek the death penalty.” “He knows that capital punishment is expensive, ineffective at deterrence, and is also racially biased,” the site says. “Since 1976, there have been 157 individuals in the United States sentenced to death, and later exonerated. Thus far, four of these exonerations occurred right here in Missouri.” Bruce is also suspected in a home invasion and attack in rural Jefferson County on Sept. 27. Authorities said that a 77-yearold woman reported the assault but investigators had little to go on until the woman saw Bruce’s picture in the media after he was charged in the Catholic Supply case. He has not been charged in the Jefferson County incident. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

CLOSINGS

Some smaller schools or rural districts canceled classes for Friday in advance of the storm, with others sending students home as early as noon. Municipal offices, businesses, and major cultural attractions throughout the St. Louis area had also closed by Friday afternoon, including locations like the City Museum that have braved less inclement weather. The University of Missouri’s main campus in Columbia closed at 1 p.m. A men’s basketball game in South Carolina scheduled for noon Saturday was postponed because the Tigers were sidelined by weather. Some locations that had closed announced by Friday night they would reopen Saturday. The Missouri Botanical Garden and Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit said

they would reopen their doors at 10 a.m. The St. Louis Science Center said it would reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday. But the St. Louis Art Museum said it would be closed for the day. After serving the usual rush for bread and milk in advance of the storm Friday, Schnucks closed all its stores at 8 p.m. The stores were expected to reopen early Saturday.

FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS

The Weather Channel’s Cantore made it to St. Louis just in time. Lambert airport said 53 arriving flights and 39 departing flights had been canceled as of 6 p.m. and dozens more cancellations were expected Saturday. The airport advised passengers to check the status of their flights with airlines before heading to the airport. In Columbia, Mo., the

airport had closed to all air traffic as of 4 p.m. after a plane slid off a runway. While Metro buses in the region were delayed by the snow storm, MetroLink’s service was unaffected. Officials urged St. Louis residents to avoid hitting the roads again until checking the conditions Saturday afternoon. Motorists who do venture out are advised to carry emergency kits. Forecasters expect the bulk of the storm to end about midnight Saturday but said some light snow showers could continue into Sunday morning. Scott Andera, Robert Patrick and Rachel Rice of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Nassim Benchaabane • 314-340-8167 @NassimBnchabane on Twitter nbenchaabane@post-dispatch.com

State agency in city wants money to leave DOWNTOWN • FROM A1

and Senate begin picking their way through the massive budget in the coming weeks. Along with the symbolism of such a request, the move also could cost the city by reducing the amount it receives from its 1 percent earnings tax on people who work in the city. A breakdown on how much each of the seven employees earn was not immediately available. Based on the average salary of state employees of about $39,000, the cost to the city could be as much as $2,730 in annual revenue. Gov. Mike Parson, a former county sheriff, could put the topic to rest if he takes the request out of the budget before he introduces his spending blueprint next week. A spokesman for the governor did not have an immediate response Friday. Mayor Lyda Krewson told the Post-Dispatch that she never wants to see employees moving out of downtown. “We have a building boom going on and we’ve seen tremendous investment downtown. It is the hub of the region,” she said. Revenue Director Joel Walters has not met with House budget officials to discuss his agency’s request. In a response to questions from the Post-Dispatch and inquiries from the mayor, agency spokeswoman Anne Marie Moy suggested the request may be under review. “The department is evaluating the pros and cons of a move. Certainly, safety is among the factors to be considered for any location where we might have staff. Other considerations include things like parking, commute times and proximity to the work performed by employees. For example, the majority of cases handled by the 6-8 attorneys currently officed at the Wainwright Building are in Clayton and surrounding

counties. So the logistics of that are things we need to consider moving forward,” Moy said in an email. Rep. Bruce Franks, a Democrat who represents downtown, was flabbergasted when told about the request. “That’s crazy,” Franks said. “That doesn’t make sense. I would definitely fight that, tooth and nail.” The employees affected by the move work at the Missouri Department of Revenue’s legal office, which handles impaired driving cases and other driver licensing cases along with administrative alcohol hearings, and motor vehicle titles and related issues. The attorneys cover cases in the St. Louis metro area and many of the surrounding counties. Until 2012, the workers were in Clayton within two blocks of the county courthouse. But they moved to the historic landmark office building at 111 Seventh Street because of an increase in Clayton area rent. The 10-story Wainwright building, built in 1891, is known for being one of the world’s first skyscrapers. But, budget documents say, “since 2012, the crime and homicide rates in the vicinity of the Wainwright State Office Building continue to rise.” In 2018, a Post-Dispatch analysis showed two homicides occurred in the downtown area, compared to none in 2017. In December, Police Chief John Hayden reported that the rate of homicides and violent crimes in St. Louis saw a substantial drop in 2018. He attributed the decrease to increased policing strategies in a highly afflicted area of the city north of Martin Luther King Drive. St. Louis saw a 20-year high in homicides in 2017, Hayden said, with 205 reported murders in total. Through Dec. 20 of 2018, the

city saw 174 homicides. Robberies also fell by 25 percent in 2018, Hayden said, with 469 fewer reported. Hayden, who became chief a year ago, implemented a strategy of increased policing north of Martin Luther King Drive, south of West Florissant Avenue, east of Goodfellow Boulevard and west of Vandeventer Avenue. The policing strategies used in the targeted area included cracking down on open-air drug markets, increased visibility in traffic patrols and ticketing, assistance from the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, an increase in security cameras and license plate reading cameras, implementing some community programs to engage with residents and employing an anticrime task force citywide. Hayden plans to expand the use of special zone policing to other parts of the city this year, including downtown. The request by the state agency drew scorn from the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, which promotes the city’s center core. “I find it ironic that a state department would decide that their best option is to leave rather than to work toward a solution,” said Missy Kelley, president and CEO of the partnership. “St. Louis is the biggest economic center of the state, and downtown St. Louis is the economic engine of the region. This is something we all have to own, and we all have to work at addressing.” Budget documents show no other state agencies are making requests to move out of downtown. Among the tenants in the building is the Missouri Department of Social Services, which administers aid programs benefiting low-income and disabled residents. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com


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KTVI, KPLR return to Charter sets after deal with Tribune By BrIaN FuNG Washington Post

Charter Communications and Tribune Media reached an agreement early Friday that ends the two companies’ programming dispute, bringing live sports, award shows and other programming back online for millions of Spectrum TV customers. The blackout, which had stretched on for nine days, resulted in the disruption of TV services in two dozen markets nationwide — including Denver, Houston, New York and Los Angeles. In St. Louis, Tribune’s KTVI (Channel 2) and KPLR (Channel 11) were knocked off of cable. Viewers faced greater difficulties watching highly anticipated postseason football games such as the faceoff between the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans on Saturday. But despite the headache it caused for Charter’s 16 million video subscribers, the contract dispute was resolved with little fanfare.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement that will return Tribune Broadcasting’s local television stations and WGN America to Spectrum customers and Tribune’s viewers,” the two companies said in a joint statement. No details of the agreement were disclosed. The spat was among the latest to threaten entertainment programming for Americans at the start of a busy TV season. Programmers can demand top dollar from cable and satellite TV providers in exchange for the rights to air their lucrative content, and TV distributors such as Charter and Verizon have protested sharp increases in proposed rates. In recent weeks, other blackouts have affected HBO fans on Dish Network; Disney content on Verizon; and Verizon and Tegna, whose dispute knocked out CBS in the Washington region. Blackouts hit TV viewers as many as 140 times last year, according to the American Television Alliance, a trade association representing distributors and independent programmers.

GM raises estimate for ’18, has high hope for this year

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dEtrOIt • General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for this year as it executives made a presentation to investors on Friday. CEO Mary Barra also says the company doesn’t foresee any further job cuts through 2020. Last year GM announced plans to close five North American factories and lay off 14,000 salaried and bluecollar workers. The company predicts 2018 pretax, pershare profits will be higher than the $5.80 to $6.20 range it forecast in the third quarter. For 2019, it expects that to increase to $6.50 to $7. The rosy profit forecast comes despite declining sales for the company in the U.S. and slowing sales in China. GM also plans to exit several car lines in the U.S. in the coming year. The outlook exceeded Wall Street’s expectations for both years. Analysts polled by FactSet expect pretax earnings of $6.24 for 2018 and they predict a decline for this year, to $5.92. In a briefing for reporters before the presentation in New York, Barra said GM has enough new trucks and SUVs coming this year to offset any U.S. sales decline caused by scrapping car models such as the Chevrolet Cruze. The company is rolling out new fullsize pickups and has heavy-duty versions coming later in the year. It also will have a full year of sales for the Cadillac XT4 and Chevrolet Blazer new SUVs, as well as new Cadillacs to be announced later, she said. “We think we have a very, very strong product portfolio this year, and we’re really looking forward to getting those vehicles, trucks crossovers in to the marketplace,” she said. GM operates an assembly plant in Wentzville that makes Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups, in addition to vans. Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara said restructuring efforts will help GM’s bottom line in 2018 by $2 billion to $2.5 billion, with a total benefit of $4.5 billion in cost savings and $1.5 billion less in capital spending by the end of 2020. Barra said that based on current business conditions, she sees no further layoffs or plant closures through the end of 2020. “We’ve made all the announcements that we need to make. We’re continuing to transform the company,” she said. In November, GM announced plans to shut the plants and lay off the workers, including about 3,300 at four U.S. facto-

ries that mainly make cars and components, 2,600 at a factory in Canada and more than 8,000 white-collar workers. The company said the moves are necessary to stay financially healthy as it makes the transition to more electric and autonomous vehicles. Barra said Friday that GM has 2,700 jobs at other factories for the 3,300 U.S. factory workers slated for layoff. About 1,500 workers have expressed interest in moving to other plants, and 700 already have been placed, she said. Another 1,200 are eligible to retire, she said. GM has faced withering criticism from politicians and U.S. and Canadian unions because of the cuts. The company says it still has to negotiate possible closures in the U.S. with the United Auto Workers union. Plants slated for closure include Lordstown, Ohio; Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich.; Warren, Mich., White Marsh, Mich., near Baltimore; and Oshawa, Ontario near Toronto. Also, GM said it still plans to start a selfdriving, ride-hailing service this year in an unspecified city. Dan Ammann, the new CEO of GM’s Cruise Automation autonomous vehicle unit, said GM plans to deploy fully autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers for the service. But he also said the system may start with vehicles that have steering wheels and other controls. “We will not deploy until we achieve the safety thresholds that we believe we need to deploy,” Ammann said when questioned by reporters. “We’re going as quickly as we can to reach that point.” Google’s Waymo autonomous vehicle unit had said it would carry passengers without human backups in Arizona this year, but late in the year announced that the humans would remain. In China, GM expects sales to be flat overall, around 27 million. Even with 20 new or updated models coming in the country this year, Suryadevara predicted a small decline in profits from China. GM also said its Cadillac brand would get the first electric vehicle in 2021 from a new architecture of battery-powered cars, and the luxury brand will be the leader for electric vehicle introductions. “We view this as a smart strategic play as it will allow pricing flexibility at the higher-end which should help scale technology down to its other lines,” UBS analyst Colin Langan wrote. The United Auto Workers union applauded the additional electric vehicles and said in a statement Friday that they should be made at U.S. factories.


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TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND GET THE LATEST NEWS • STLTODAY.COM /BUSINESS Major U.S. stock indexes closed slightly lower Friday after a quiet day of trading. Losses in energy, technology and utilities stocks outweighed gains in health care companies, banks and elsewhere. Smaller-company stocks rose.

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Restaurant prices jump the most since 2011 • It’s getting more expensive to eat out. Full-service restaurants, facing higher labor and food costs, in December raised prices the most in more than seven years, a Labor Department report released Friday showed. As grocery costs rise at a slower pace, that could push more U.S. consumers to eat at home, potentially shifting sales away from sit-down chains like Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, operated by parent company Darden Restaurants. The gap between how much it costs to eat out instead of grocery shopping “has continued to widen pretty aggressively. It’s a problem,” said Michael Halen, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst. Rising restaurant costs are another headwind for Americans. Even though low gas prices and high consumer confidence suggest a strong environment, market volatility at the end of the year, disappointing holiday sales, headwind from trade and the U.S. government’s partial shutdown are starting to put some buyers on alert. If questions about global growth persist, restaurant sales could fall victim to an economic slowdown, with consumers opting to save money by eating at home. Full-service restaurant prices climbed 0.5 percent in December from the prior month, the biggest gain since March 2011, while limitedservice restaurants posted a 0.4 percent price increase, the most in almost a year. That compares with the 0.2 percent rise in the closely watched core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, and the 0.1 percent drop in the broader CPI, which reflected the biggest drop in energy costs in almost three years. Union sues over unpaid work during shutdown • A union that represents thousands of U.S. air traffic controllers filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Friday claiming its failure to pay the workers during an ongoing partial government shutdown could endanger the safety of passengers. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association said that depriving workers of pay violates their constitutional rights and a federal wage law in a lawsuit in federal court

in Washington. “America wants its air traffic controllers to be laser-focused on landing planes safely and monitoring America’s runways, not distracted by financial issues and anxiety of financial instability,” the union said in the lawsuit. The lawsuit is at least the third filed by a union on behalf of federal employees who have not been paid during the shutdown, which began Dec. 22. A-B InBev considers partial IPO of Asian business • Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is considering floating part of its Asian operations, an Asian banking source said on Friday, in a deal that would help to ease its debt burden. The Belgium-based maker of Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois has been discussing a possible multibillion-dollar listing in Hong Kong, the banker said. “In line with our culture, we always look at opportunities to optimize our business and drive long-term growth and we are very committed to our business in the Asia-Pacific region and excited about the potential of this geography,” an A-B InBev spokeswoman said. Bloomberg reported on Friday that A-B InBev was considering an initial public offering that could raise more than $5 billion, with the whole of the Asian business valued at about $70 billion. The company, which paid about $100 billion for nearest rival SAB Miller in 2016, announced in October that it would be cutting its proposed dividend in half after beer sales fell in its largest markets of the United States and Brazil. The company on Thursday priced a $15.5 billion six-part bond, the largest in the investment grade space since early October, and also tendered to buy back up to $16.5 billion of notes maturing between 2021 and 2026. About a third of A-B InBev’s AsiaPacific profits come from China, with the rest mostly from Australia. Analysts at Jefferies said that accelerated debt reduction could also open the way for A-B InBev to carry out further acquisitions, with privately held French group Castel among potential targets. From staff and wire reports

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Bud Light’s new labels are bid for calorie-conscious consumers BY CRAIG GIAMMONA Bloomberg

Bud Light is adding prominent nutrition labels to its beer packaging in a bid to tap consumer demand for more information about what’s in their food and drinks. The leading U.S. beer brand, which is mired in a protracted sales slump, will begin including standard white nutrition labels on case boxes and sixpacks next month, brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev NV said on Friday. The brewer’s U.S. headquarters is in St. Louis. Unlike packaged food and other nonalcoholic drinks, the beer industry isn’t required to list calories, saturated fat, sugar or carbohydrates on its products, though Bud Light currently lists such information in small type on cans and bottles. A-B InBev is hoping that its new labels, which also tout that Bud Light is made from only four ingredients, will

help buoy the brand. “We want to be transparent,” said Andy Goeler, vice president of marketing for Bud Light. “It’s something they become used to seeing in other categories.” Beer consumption has been waning in the U.S. as consumers switch to wine and spirits, or cut down on alcohol altogether. Beer drinkers have been trading up from mass brands like Bud Light and Coors and toward some of the craft options that have proliferated in recent years. Bud Light is by far the biggest beer brand in the U.S., with more than double the sales of second-place Coors Light. Still, Bud Light, which has 110 calories and 6.6 grams of carbs per 12 ounces, has seen its market share slip in recent years. In the five years between 2012 and 2017, Bud Light sales slipped each year, falling 17 percent to $14.5 billion, according to Euromonitor.

The new labels will be featured on the beer boxes sold at grocery stores and other locations. In adding calories and nutrition information, the brand appears to be taking a page from a strategy that’s worked for its fellow Anheuser-Busch brand Michelob Ultra. Michelob Ultra, which has just 95 calories and 2.6 grams of carbs, has defied the sluggish beer market, with sales jumping more than 80 percent in the three years through 2017. The brand has had success targeting calorie-counting drinkers trying to be healthy even when they unwind, and has hammered home that it is low in carbohydrates. Bud Light plans to run television advertisements to promote its packaging move, including during NFL playoff games this weekend, Goeler said.

Fed at ‘end of road’ on rate hikes, Bullard says BY ANN SAPHIR reuters

With U.S. growth likely to slow this year, the U.S. Federal Reserve has come to the “end of the road” on its current interest-rate hike cycle, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said this week. “I am concerned we are on the precipice of a policy mistake,” Bullard told reporters after an event Thursday in Little Rock, Ark. “We are good where we stand right now. ... What I don’t want to do is project that further increases are needed, that we are somehow short of our goal.” Bullard is a voter on Fed policy this year, and his remarks suggest he may use that vote

to cast a dissent should the Fed press forward with what in December policymakers projected would be two more rate hikes this year. Fed Chair Jerome Powell has faced no dissenting votes since he took over the gavel at the policy setting panel last February. Under the Fed’s rules that limit votes by presidents of the Fed’s 12 regional banks, Bullard did not vote on rate setting in 2017 and 2018. But on Thursday he said he would have supported the Fed’s rate hikes over most of that period because the economy grew faster than he and other policymakers had expected, pushing unemployment down more than anticipated. That opened a window for

the Fed to increase rates to more normal levels, he said. But, he said, he argued against the December rate hike, the Fed’s fourth of the year and its ninth since it started its rate-hike cycle in December 2015, because inflation expectations had fallen. Those expectations, he said Thursday, suggest the U.S. central bank’s policy stance “might be too hawkish.” He urged the Fed to heed that warning, and to be careful not to be so aggressive on policy that it inverts the yield curve. The Fed needs to take signals from markets seriously, Bullard said, adding that “The market’s almost always right in that situation, and it’s the Fed that’s been wrong.”


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Federal workers get $0 pay stubs

Presidents have used emergency powers for national objectives in past BY CHRISTOPHER FLAVELLE AND ARI NATTER Bloomberg

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Government workers and their supporters hold signs during a protest in Boston on Friday. The workers rallied with Democratic U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and other supporters to urge an end to the shutdown so they can get back to work. BY BRADY MCCOMBS AND MICHELLE SMITH Associated Press

Federal employees received pay stubs with nothing but zeros on them Friday as the effects of the government shutdown hit home, deepening anxieties about mortgage payments and unpaid bills. All told, an estimated 800,000 government workers missed their paychecks for the first time since the shutdown began. Employees posted pictures of the pay stubs on Twitter and vented their frustration as the standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall entered its 21st day. This weekend, it will become the longest shutdown in U.S. history. “I saw the zeros in my pay stub today, and it’s a combination of reality setting in and just sadness,” air traffic controller

Josh Maria told the Associated Press after tweeting a screenshot of his pay stub. “We’re America. We can do better than this.” The missed paychecks were just one sign of the mounting toll the shutdown is taking on Americans’ daily lives. The Miami airport is closing a terminal this weekend because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the normal rate. Homebuyers are experiencing delays in getting loans. Roughly 420,000 federal employees were deemed essential and are working unpaid. An additional 380,000 are staying home without pay. A bill to guarantee back pay for furloughed federal workers is awaiting Trump’s signature. Workers are turning to Uber, Lyft and other side gigs to pick up money in the meantime. In Falls Church, Va., outside Washington, a school district was holding a hiring fair for furloughed employees interested in working as substitute

teachers. Chris George, 48, of Hemet, Calif., has picked up some work as a handyman, turned to a crowdfunding site to raise some cash and started driving for Lyft after being furloughed from his job with the U.S. Forest Service. But the side gigs aren’t making much difference, and he has been trying to work with his mortgage company to avoid missing a payment. “Here we are, Day 21, and all three parties cannot even negotiate like adults,” he said. Economists at S&P Global said the shutdown has cost the U.S. economy $3.6 billion so far. The typical federal employee makes $37 an hour, which translates into $1,480 a week, according to Labor Department data. That’s nearly $1.2 billion in lost pay each week, when multiplied by 800,000 federal workers.

No new negotiations are likely until next week WALL • FROM A1

the brink of declaring a national emergency. The president has said repeatedly in recent days that he might do so, and his administration had asked agencies to begin preparations. Lawmakers from both parties had speculated that a national-emergency declaration could clear the way for an end to the shutdown that, at 22 days long on Saturday, would become the lengthiest the nation has ever endured. Before the shutdown and since, Trump has floated numerous strategies and potential solutions, only to reverse himself within days, hours or minutes — making it unclear whether his stance Friday would hold or for how long. But for now, Trump’s apparent retreat on the emergency declaration leaves the impasse in place, with no obvious way to resolve it and no real efforts underway to do so. The Senate adjourned for the weekend on Thursday and House lawmakers left town Friday, with no new negotiations scheduled. Large parts of the federal government have been without funding since Dec. 22, and the partial shutdown’s effects have multiplied as the lapse has dragged on. Friday marked the first missed paycheck for many of the approximately 800,000 federal employees who are furloughed or working without compensation. And the White House has scrambled to find ways to keep the partially shuttered government functioning, a rapidly shifting and often improvised process that has seen the administration reverse past precedent and enter into legally murky territory.

NO CONSENSUS AMONG GOP

Trump’s seeming ambivalence over an emergency declaration mirrors disagreement within his own party. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he met with Trump on Friday and emerged from the meeting with a clear directive for the president. “Mr. President, declare a national emergency now,” Graham said in a statement. “Build a wall now.” But Trump has gotten sharp pushback from the idea, even from Republicans. “I think the president should not do it,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters Friday. “I think as a member of Congress I ought to be very selfish about the constitutional powers that we have to appropriate money. I think it might be a bad precedent.” Other prominent Republicans on Friday expressed alarm that Trump might try to divert funds from disaster-recovery projects in places such as Texas and use it to build the border wall. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said he vigorously opposed using any of the money that had been appropriated by Congress to clean up damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

“We worked very hard to make sure that the victims of Hurricane Harvey, their concerns are addressed and Texas is able to rebuild. And I think we are all together on that,” Cornyn said. Trump’s lawyers have also privately warned the president he could be on shaky footing with an emergency declaration, according to people familiar with the discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private White House communications. With a White House decision in flux, Congress made no progress toward a deal.

HOUSE TRIES LEGISLATIVE FIX

The Democratic-led House held its final votes of the week Friday, including on a measure to ensure that federal workers who are furloughed or working without compensation receive back pay once the government reopens. The bill, which passed the Senate on Thursday, now goes to Trump for his signature. But it would do nothing to direct immediate help to the 800,000 federal employees who are going unpaid, and the thousands of federal contractors who have been impacted by the shutdown may never recoup their losses. The House also passed another bill that would reopen more shuttered government departments — but it had already been declared dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate because of a veto threat from Trump. Absent meaningful negotiations, Trump and top Democrats have traded increasingly acerbic public criticisms. After an event to formally sign off on the legislation to ensure back pay to furloughed federal workers, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked about Trump’s comments suggesting an emergency declaration may not be imminent after all. “Let’s give him time to think it through,” Pelosi said. “Oh, think? Did I say ‘think’? Let’s see what happens next.” Pelosi has said that Democrats do not feel political pressure to give in to Trump’s wall demands, saying that supporters urged the party to hold the line. “I’m a mother of five, grandmother of nine — I know a temper tantrum when I see one,” she said. The jab echoed criticisms from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., including his contention that Trump had a “tantrum” when he abruptly walked out of a White House negotiation Wednesday and dismissed it as a “total waste of time.” At his event Friday, Trump rebuffed Pelosi’s repeated claims that a wall is “immoral,” saying, “What’s immoral is what’s going on” at the border, where Trump has focused on illegal drugs and criminals entering the United States. Trump said that as long as the wall is built, Democrats could call it anything they want, suggesting they dub it “peaches.”

“The Democrats have to help us. ... It will take us 15 minutes ... and then we will get onto much bigger immigration reform,” said Trump, who claimed repeatedly throughout his presidential campaign that the wall would be paid for by Mexico, an assertion he still periodically makes, though without a clear explanation of how that would happen. House Republicans accused Democrats of going through the motions Friday by passing the latest of four bills to reopen parts of the government unrelated to border security. The bill taken up Friday would reopen the Interior Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service and several other agencies. The bill passed 240 to 179, with 10 Republicans joining all Democrats in the chamber supporting it. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., called the exercise “a charade” because Senate leaders had already indicated they did not plan to vote on the bill and Trump has said he would not sign it. “If anybody thinks this is accomplishing anything, it’s not,” Cole said. “We’ve wasted the week because our friends can’t sit down and split the difference,” he added. “I don’t think anyone looks particularly good in this. ... This will end another sad week in this chamber.” The bill to ensure workers receive back pay passed 411 to 7. All those who opposed it were Republicans.

UNUSED FUNDS EYED

Amid the stalemate, the White House has been laying the groundwork for a declaration of a national emergency to build Trump’s border wall, eyeing various pots of unused money, including funds in the Army Corps of Engineers budget that had been directed toward flood-control projects in areas affected by recent natural disasters. Democrats had condemned the approach, although it is no longer clear whether the administration will seek it. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, Democrats from Virginia, both objected to the use of military funding for the wall while speaking with reporters Friday after a meeting in Alexandria with furloughed workers. Kaine, who sits on the Armed Services Committee and is the only U.S. senator with a child on active duty, said military construction dollars are used for things such as removing lead from the water supply in troops’ housing and hardening overseas bases to better resist a terrorist attack. “Let’s face it,” Warner said. “This is an attempt to basically go around the law, to go around the rules. That’s why you even see pushback from some in his own party.” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló also strongly objected to the idea of diverting money intended for hurricane mitigation.

The breakdown of negotiations with congressional Democrats means it’s becoming more likely that President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to build a wall on U.S. southern border — an extraordinary action sure to draw lawsuits and consternation on both sides of the aisle. Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday that he would “see what happens over the next few days” but would “likely” invoke emergency powers if he doesn’t reach a deal with Democrats. That may be hastened by the failure Thursday of the only live negotiation on Capitol Hill to resolve Trump’s partial shutdown of the federal government, poised to become the longest in U.S. history on Saturday, just after the first of about 800,000 federal workers were to miss their paychecks Friday. It would be far from the first time a president has declared a national emergency in support of domestic objectives. Among the most famous was President Abraham Lincoln’s deci- Lincoln sion in 1861 to suspend habeas corpus, citing the demands of the Civil War. Since then, emergencies have been declared during crises large (the Great Depression, the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks) and small (remember the 1970 postal strike?). Trump, eager to bypass a Congress that has refused to appropriate funds for the wall, is considering invoking emergency powers that allow the Department of Defense to shift military construction funds during a crisis. The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to examine a February 2018 emergency spending bill, which included disaster relief for Puerto Rico and other areas, to see what funds could be diverted to a border wall, according to a congressional aide who asked for anonymity to discuss private briefings by the administration. Most invocations of temporary executive power have been related to foreign policy: prosecuting a war, or exerting pressure on adversaries by restricting trade and transactions with the U.S. A surprisingly large number of them are designed to freeze assets of foreign nationals from particular countries, or those deemed to be hurting U.S. interests. On a few occasions, however, presidents have also used emergency declarations to further their domestic policy goals. Here are some notable examples of national emergency declarations: • In 1917, at the onset of America’s entry into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson declared an emergency related to shipping in an attempt to increase the country’s ability to transport food and Wilson raw materials by water. • In 1933, shortly after taking office during the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt used an emergency declaration to close banks, in an attempt to halt bank runs. The move gave Congress time Roosevelt to pass the Emergency Banking Act, which allowed banks to reopen once federal examiners decided they had enough money to operate. • In 1970, President Richard Nixon declared a national emergency to break a postal strike, using the National Guard to deliver the mail. The strike ended a week later, when the federal government agreed Nixon to a retroactive pay raise. Still, Nixon’s invocation of emergency powers in this case drew the scrutiny of Congress, not unlike Democrats have promised today. • In 1971, Nixon invoked his emergency powers again, this time to impose a 10 percent duty on imports, as part of his administration’s push to take the country off the gold standard. The surcharge on existing tariffs was in effect for four months, and applied to consumer and manufactured goods such as appliances, home furnishings, liquors, automobiles, machinery, and other items, according to a 1974 article in the New York Times, which said importers were allowed to pass on the cost of the extra duty to consumers. The Supreme Court later ruled that Nixon had exceeded his powers. In 1976, Congress passed a bill putting rules around a president’s emergency powers. That measure, called the National Emergencies Act, said that emergency declarations would terminate after one year unless the president continued them, and imposed reporting requirements on the executive. But the president’s ability to assume broad powers on the basis of a declared emergency remained and the legislation hasn’t seemed to slow the use of those powers: • In 1993, President Bill Clinton declared that the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons constituted a national emergency, and ordered his officials to stop Americans from “participation in activities that could contribute” to that proliferation. Clinton • Two weeks after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, President George W. Bush declared a national emergency “blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism.” While the measure was framed as Bush cutting off money to foreign sponsors of terrorism, it applied to Americans as well.


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Family, police rejoice as Wisconsin teen found Man, 21, is in custody in deaths of girl’s parents, her abduction in October BY JEFF BAENEN AND GRETCHEN EHLKE associated Press

BARRON, WIS. • A 21-year-old man

shot a Wisconsin couple to death at their home in a scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for three months before she managed to escape in an isolated north woods town, authorities said Friday. Jayme Closs, 13, was skinny, disheveled and wearing shoes too big for her when she approached a stranger and pleaded for help Thursday in the small town of Gordon, where Jake Thomas Patterson lives. Patterson was apparently out looking for her when he was arrested and jailed on kidnapping and homicide charges, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said. The news that Jayme was Patterson safe set off joy and relief 60 miles away in her hometown of Barron, population 3,300, ending an all-out search that had gripped the state since October, with many people fearing the worst the longer she was missing. “My legs started to shake. It was awesome. The stress, the relief — it was awesome,” Fitzgerald said, describing the moment he learned Jayme had been found. Jayme told one of the neighbors in Gordon who took her in that she had walked away from a cabin where she had been held captive. “She said that this person’s name was Jake Patterson, ‘he killed my parents and took me,’” said another one of the neighbors, Kristin Kasinskas. “She did not talk about why or how. She said she did not know him.” The sheriff said investigators are trying to figure out what happened to Jayme during her captivity and why she was seized, and gave no details on how she escaped except to say Patterson was not home at

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Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald speaks about Jayme Closs, 13, on Oct. 17, just days after she went missing. The teen was found Thursday afternoon and a suspect was arrested.

the time. He said there is no evidence Patterson knew Jayme or her family or had been in contact with her on social media. “I know all of you are searching for the answer why any of this happened,” Fitzgerald said. “Believe me, so are we.” The sheriff said that he did not know if Jayme had been physically abused but that she was hospitalized overnight for observation and released after an exam. Investigators were still interviewing her, and she was “doing as well as circumstances allow,” he said. Kasinskas called 911 to report the girl had been found after another neighbor out walking her dog encountered Jayme and brought her to Kasinskas’ house. Minutes later, Patterson was pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy based on a description of his vehicle Jayme provided, authorities said. He was scheduled for an initial court appearance Monday. It was not immediately known whether the unemployed Patterson had an attorney. Jayme’s grandfather, Robert Naiberg,

said he had been praying for months for the call he received about his granddaughter. “I thought, ‘Good for her, she escaped,’” he said. Jayme disappeared from her home near Barron after someone broke in and shot her parents, James and Denise Closs, on Oct. 15. The sheriff said investigators believe Patterson killed them in order to abduct the girl. Patterson tried to avoid leaving evidence at the scene of the killings, taking such steps as shaving his head beforehand, the sheriff said. A shotgun similar to the one used was found at the home where police believe Jayme was held, the sheriff said. Property records show that the cabin belonged to Patterson’s father at the time of Jayme’s disappearance. Patterson worked for one day in 2016 at the same Jennie-O turkey plant in Barron as Jayme’s parents, Jennie-O Turkey Store President Steve Lykken said. Patterson quit the next day, saying he was moving

U.S. removing equipment from Syria; no date for troop pullout BY ROBERT BURNS associated Press

WASHINGTON • The U.S. military said

Friday it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump’s demand for a complete military withdrawal. The announcement fueled concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon its Kurdish allies, amid contradictory statements recently by administration officials on an exit timetable. The withdrawal began with shipments of military equipment, U.S. defense officials said. But in coming weeks, the contingent of about 2,000 troops is expected to depart even as the White House vows to keep pressure on the Islamic State group. Once the troops are gone, the U.S. will have ended three years of organizing, arming, advising and providing air cover for Syrian, Kurdish and Arab fighters in an open-ended campaign devised by the Obama administration to deal the Islamic State a lasting defeat. Uncertainty over the timing and terms of the Syria pullout have raised questions about the Trump administration’s strategy for fighting Islamic extremism, including Trump’s intention to reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan this summer. U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria began in September 2014, and ground troops moved in the following year in small numbers. The U.S. military has a limited network of bases inside Syria. Troops work mostly out of small camps in remote parts of the country’s northeast. Also, U.S. troops are among 200 to 300 coalition troops at a garrison in southern Syria known as alTanf, where they train and accompany local Syrian opposition forces on patrols to counter the Islamic State. Al-Tanf is on a vital road linking Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon — and Israel’s doorstep. Trump’s decision to leave Syria, which he initially said would be rapid but later slowed down, shocked U.S. allies and an-

gered the Kurds in Syria, who are vulnerable to attack by Turkey. It also prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and drew criticism in Congress. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, called the decision a “betrayal of our Kurdish partners.” The U.S. military command in Baghdad, which is managing the campaign in Iraq and Syria, said Friday that it “has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria,” adding that, for security reasons, it would not reveal timetables, locations or troop movements. Other U.S. officials later made clear that the pullout did not yet include troops. The withdrawal plan, whose details are classified, includes bringing hundreds of additional troops into Syria temporarily to facilitate the pullout. These include troops to provide extra security for those who are preparing to leave. The full withdrawal is expected to take several months. U.S. troops are still working with a partner known as the Syrian Democratic Forces to stamp out the last Islamic State holdouts in the Middle Euphrates River Valley near the Iraqi border. Trump has asserted that the Islamic State in Syria is defeated, but others have said a U.S. military presence is needed to prevent a resurgence of the group. Two weeks before Trump announced he was ordering a pullout, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S. still had a long way to go in training local Syrian forces. He said it would take 35,000 to 40,000 local forces in northeastern Syria to maintain security, but only about 20 percent had been trained. Another complication is the fate of hundreds of foreign Islamic State fighters being held in Syria. The U.S. doesn’t want these prisoners to be released, since they could rejoin militants in Syria. There has been confusion over Trump’s pullout order amid threats from Turkey to attack the Kurdish fighters, who are seen by Ankara as terrorists because of their ties to insurgents within Turkey.

from the area, Lykken said. But the sheriff said it did not appear Patterson interacted with them while working there. Patterson had no criminal record, according to the sheriff. He graduated in 2015 from Northwood High School, where he was on the quiz bowl team and was a good student with a “great group of friends,” said District Superintendent Jean Serum. Kasinskas said she taught Patterson science in middle school. “He seemed like a quiet kid,” she said. “I don’t recall anything that would have explained this, by any means.” The woman who first spotted Jayme on Thursday, Jeanne Nutter, said she was walking her dog along a rural road when a disheveled girl called out to her, grabbed her and revealed her name. “I was terrified, but I didn’t want to show her that,” Nutter, a social worker who spent years working in child protection, said. “She just yelled, ‘Please help me! I don’t know where I am! I’m lost!’” Nutter took her to the home of Peter and Kristin Kasinskas. Jayme was quiet, her emotions “pretty flat,” Peter Kasinskas said. Jayme told the couple she didn’t know where she was or anything about Gordon, a town of about 644 people in a heavily forested region where logging is the top industry. From what she told them, they believed she was there for most of her disappearance. After Jayme vanished, detectives pursued thousands of tips, watched dozens of surveillance videos and conducted numerous searches. Officials recruited 2,000 volunteers for a huge ground search Oct. 23, but it yielded no clues. Fitzgerald said in November that he kept similar cases in the back of his mind as he worked to find Jayme, including the abduction of Elizabeth Smart, who was 14 when she was taken from her Salt Lake City home in 2002. Smart was rescued nine months later after witnesses recognized her abductors from an “America’s Most Wanted” episode. Smart said in a telephone interview that Jayme’s story is “why we can never give up hope on any missing child.”

DIGEST FBI feared Trump working for Russia, Times report says The New York Times reports that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump’s behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests. The report, published late Friday, cites unnamed former law enforcement officials. Special counsel Robert Mueller took over the probe when he was appointed after Comey’s firing. It’s unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing it. Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times that he had no knowledge of the inquiry. Teen’s ‘bird’-brained attempt at driving ends badly • Police say a Utah teenager crashed into another car when she covered her eyes as part of the so-called “Bird Box Challenge.” Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said Friday that the 17-year-old hit another car after she pulled a hat over her eyes to emulate “Bird Box,” a Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix where characters must be blindfolded to avoid visions that urge them to die. Videos of people trying to do things while blindfolded have attracted widespread attention online, and Netflix tweeted a warning about the challenge last week. No one was hurt in the Monday crash north of Salt Lake City.

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Lyman says it should serve as a warning he never thought he’d have to give: Don’t drive while blindfolded. Ginsburg’s cancer gone, court says • Tests revealed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has no additional cancer after her surgery in December, and no further treatment is needed, the Supreme Court said Friday. “Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and the transcripts of oral arguments,” court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement. Ginsburg had surgery Dec. 21 for two malignant nodules in her left lung, the 85-year-old justice’s third bout with cancer. 911 audio reveals shock after comatose woman gave birth • Panicking staff members at a long-term care facility scrambled to save a baby born to an Arizona woman in a vegetative state amid their shock to learn she was pregnant, according to 911 audio released Friday. The audio from the Dec. 29 birth includes a nurse at the Phoenix facility saying, “One of our patients just had a baby, and we had no idea she was pregnant.” Since that day, the woman and the baby have been recovering at a hospital. The woman, 29, who has been incapacitated since age 3, was sexually assaulted, police say. Investigators are collecting DNA from Hacienda HealthCare’s male employees. Rookie officer in California killed at crash scene • A 22-year-old police officer on the job only a few weeks was shot and killed by a suspect who opened fire as she was investigating a three-car crash, authorities in California said. The suspect, who has not been identified, was later

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The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has only now awakened to the addictive and invasive dangers of smartphones. In fact, he warns, they could herald the arrival of the Antichrist. The “worldwide web of gadgets” provides an opportunity for people’s every movement to be monitored so they can be manipulated by the forces of evil, he told Russian television. The ability to collect massive amounts of personal information,“concentrated in the hands of those who gain knowledge about what is going on in the world,” poses a danger to all mankind, he was quoted as saying. “Such control from one place forebodes the coming of the Antichrist.” The remarks immediately prompted mocking tweets, including one from a woman who posed long ago with him for a selfie, warning,“Smile, the Antichrist is about to fly out.”

Game of thrones Warning: Get ready, because this one’s icky. In the beachside town of Sidmouth in southwestern England, inspectors have identified a 210-foot “fatberg,” which is an absolutely grotesque collection of sewage and non-biodegradable waste all bound together by solidified grease and fat. Fatbergs are not unique to Britain, but the island kingdom seems to have an unusual fascination with them. Aging, brick-lined sewage systems — some more than a century old — simply can’t handle the kinds of modern stuff being flushed their way. And much as officials beg and plead with the public to stop “feeding the fatberg,” Britons keep doing it anyway. The Oxford English Dictionary formally listed fatberg as a new word entry in 2015, the same year a 10-ton fatberg burst a sewer line in London’s Chelsea neighborhood. The “Whitechapel Monster” discovered in 2017 under London was so impressive — measuring longer than the Tower Bridge — that a chunk of it was preserved in a very tightly sealed glass case and put on display in the Museum of London.

Right ticket, wrong winner A Northern California man was overjoyed when he checked the numbers on his $30 state lottery ticket and determined he had won $10,000. His housemate, Adul Saosongyang wasn’t overjoyed, because it meant his own ticket was a loser. So he switched the two. When Saosongyang went to cash the winner, he was informed that the prize actually was worth $10 million. Except that the size of the winnings prompted an automatic security check of point-of-purchase videos, which quickly showed that Saosongyang wasn’t the owner of the ticket he was claiming. When Saosongyang arrived at the lottery office to collect his winnings Monday, police promptly arrested him.

Keeping the quirk The sale of City Museum to an Oklahoma company could mean a new lease on life for the giant rooftop praying mantis and the other occupants of downtown St. Louis’ quirkiest landmark. The unique attraction — which isn’t actually a museum so much as an urban amusement park, made up of industrial objects and eclectic statues and art — opened in 1997, and has since POST-DISPATCH become a St. Louis institu- City Museum founder Bob Cassilly in tion. 2006. Hundreds of thousands of tourists navigate its slides and ladders yearly. Its rooftop Ferris wheel, school bus and the rest draw gasps and laughter from people who glimpse it for the first time. When its creator, Bob Cassilly, died in 2011, City Museum was saved by Dave Jump, who as museum president has kept its askew sense of humor. The new owners, Premier Parks LLC — which already operates 10 other parks in the U.S. and Canada — has vowed to keep the quirk while bringing business acumen that everyone seems to agree is needed. Which is all to the good. As long as that mantis keeps praying.

‘Fun lady, likes hunting…’ An Oklahoma woman took an unusual approach in her online flirtation through a dating app: She bragged to a potential match about the deer she had just killed. Turns out the potential match happened to be a game warden. Oops. According to The Washington Post, Cannon Harrison, a game warden for Oklahoma’s Department of Wildlife Conservation, was browsing his dating app when the woman initiated a conversation with an ice-breaker about the “bigo buck” she’d just shot. Out of season. Using a bright light at night, which is also illegal. “Got a pic?” he inquired. The photo she posted depicted her crouched next to a dead deer. Game wardens arrived at her front door the next morning. She ultimately pleaded guilty to hunting illegally and out of season, and paid $2,400 in fines. Pretty expensive, especially for a date that didn’t even work out.

Home alone One way of getting a home it is to scrimp and save for a mortgage down payment. Another is to wait until a family goes on vacation, then move into their home and change the locks. That’s what an Atlanta man allegedly did recently. When the family arrived home, he told them it was his house now, and they should leave. According to local media reports, Janice Henson and her family returned home Jan. 2 to discover their keys no longer worked. A man in a wheelchair was inside the house, claiming to have a gun and declaring it was now his house. It took a SWAT team, a smashed door and a robot to finally extract the intruder, Nathaniel Jacob Nuckols, 26. He didn’t have a gun after all. He surrendered and now faces felony burglary and terroristic threat charges. “He also left us notes thanking us for the key and thanking us for letting him live here, and it was his house now,” Henson told a local TV station.

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YOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Republicans made obstructionism a staple of Congress Michael Roy (“Polarization between the parties promises a frightening future,” Jan. 6) claims that Democrats favor a dysfunctional government and will thwart any attempt by Republicans to move the country forward. He must be reminiscing rather than prognosticating. Immediately after Barack Obama’s first inauguration, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his caucus that their primary goal would be to make Obama a one-term president. If that isn’t throwing down the gauntlet of obstructionism, I don’t know what is. The Republicans did everything in their power to defeat the Affordable Care Act, and then, when Americans began enjoying the benefits of it, the Republicans voted over 70 times to repeal the ACA. The worst case of obstructionism by the Republicans was McConnell’s refusal to hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, even though Garland had received strong support from Republicans in his previous nominations for positions on the bench. “Unprecedented” will be how historians report that bit of obstructionism as time goes by. McConnell Roy should listen to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plan to work openly and fairly with Republican members of Congress before he makes baseless comments about Democrats. Susan Cunningham • Pacific

Make Trump’s border wall into a tourist attraction The problem with the border wall is that we are not thinking big enough. Consider the success of walls of the past. Most walls are celebrated when they come down, not when they go up. Remember Jericho and the Berlin Wall. The one barrier that has remained successful is the Great Wall of China, not a means of keeping out the illegal Mongol aliens, but a great tourist attraction. When we build this border wall, let’s make it a Great Southern Border Wall. Not steel slats, but a solid stone structure wide enough to walk along, perhaps with an electric tram that can travel the entire length of 2,000 miles. We could put up Starbucks, movie theaters, fashion malls, hotels, perhaps casinos and a theme park, like a Disney-Trump World. So that when we think of going on vacation, we would say, “Let’s go to the Trump Wall.” We could see it from outer space. It would be another wonder of the world. Our Central American neighbors could visit and spend their pesos. Mexico would pay for the wall after all. We are just not thinking big enough. Don Sloane • Chesterfield

To end the shutdown, build the wall and move on What is the harm in building the wall along the U.S./Mexico border? I fail to see how a wall can be immoral. Democrats see it as immoral and ineffective, and prefer other types of border security funded at already agreed-upon levels. The wall is not the final answer to our security, but what it will do is stop or at least severely limit illegal immigrants from entering the U.S. People install fences around their own property every day in this country for various reasons; is

putting up a wall around part of our country’s property really any different? The issue is neither the Democrats nor Republicans want to lose. Whether the wall gets built is really a matter of one side saying we won, but at what cost? The government is shut down, real U.S. citizens are hurting because of this and the infighting is doing nothing but increasing the divide in our country. Build the wall and move on; save the fight for something more important. Jeff Grewe • O’Fallon, Mo.

Proposed wall is a monument to hate Regarding the article “More talks, same result: Shutdown isn’t ending yet” (Jan. 7): The current resident of the White House is standing by his demands for funding for a border wall. I’m so tired of everyone calling it a border wall. It’s not. It’s a hate monument. Donna J. Sherwood • Wentzville

Rural residents cannot wait for government to save them Regarding the article “For Hawley, a stern message” (Jan. 3): I felt both anger and sadness at the comments and attitudes of those interviewed. I was left with the impression that these rural residents feel their value of caring about family is exclusive, or at least of greater value than those living in urban areas. I understand that rural areas across America are struggling with lack of jobs, opioid addiction and lack of opportunity for their youth. But judging others, by a sample of one, is not the answer. We are all guilty of looking for a government that stays out of our lives unless it can solve our particular problems. But it is not government’s role to re-create our community’s past, or to entice industry to locate in a community that lacks the resources and workforce to make it profitable. The young people who leave have figured out that they must take initiative to go and do whatever necessary to improve their future. They cannot and should not wait around for a new senator or the government to save them. Sydney Long • University City

Gimbel popularized ‘Girl from Ipanema,’ but he didn’t write it I write to offer a correction to the obituary for Norman Gimbel (Deaths elsewhere, Jan. 6), which identifies him as the lyricist “best known for ‘The Girl from Ipanema.’ ” Gimbel in fact translated the lyrics of the song into English from Portuguese; he did not write them nor compose the music, as suggested by the article’s claim that “the tune was just one of many hits for Mr. Gimbel.” As any bossa nova fan can attest, the song was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and its lyrics were written by the Brazilian poet Vinícius de Moraes. (In the original Portuguese, those lyrics are far more subtle and brilliant than the English translation suggests.) Although Gimbel may deserve an homage on the occasion of his death, he should be recognized for his actual contribution to the popularization of the song in English. The vague byline “From news services” suggests that the mistake originated elsewhere, but the Post-Dispatch should not be complicit in erasing the identities of these world-historical Brazilian artists and the significance of their contribution to our global cultural heritage. Julia Walker • Ladue Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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Bruce Springsteen’s one-man show on Broadway, which recently ended its run at the Walter Kerr Theatre and is now available on Netflix, doesn’t depend much on suspense. Devoted fans know his story from reading his autobiography, “Born to Run,” on which the show is based; the rest have glimpsed it in his songs of redemption, of pulling up roots, of breaking free, of a young man’s desire for something more than what the streets of central New Jersey had to offer him. No Springsteen fan would be surprised that he ended the show with a rousing acoustic rendition of the iconic song “Born to Run.” He has been playing this anthem virtually every night for 40 years. It’s the prelude to his rock ’n’ roll legend, before he was “sprung from cages on Highway 9.” What will catch even many Springsteen fans off guard, including me as I sat in the balcony at the Walter Kerr Theatre last year, is the setup to this finale. Before he launches into his signature song, the Boss leads his Broadway congregation in the Lord’s Prayer — a reminder that he continues to be formed by his Catholic upbringing in the working-class precincts of Freehold, N.J. Springsteen’s show is saturated with references to the Catholic God. He describes his childhood home as “spitting distance” from St. Rose of Lima Church, the parish that shaped the daily rhythms of his boyhood. He “literally grew up surrounded by God,” he said, but he was also one of St. Rose’s “unwilling disciples.” His real salvation, at least as he tells the story, came from watching Elvis Presley perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956. His “staff of righteousness” was his guitar. Yet, as Springsteen knows all too well, escaping a Catholic past in the Irish and Italian enclaves of working-class New Jersey is not easy. “You know what they say about Catholics … there’s no getting out … (the priests and

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nuns) did their work hard and they did it well.” Springsteen understands that the past often has its way with us — shaping us, haunting us, defining us, motivating us and empowering us. Like a priest celebrating Mass, he asks the audience to receive the Lord’s Prayer as a “benediction” — perhaps a final blessing from a music legend who was never quite able to outrun the sound of the church bells. Maybe this is what it means, as he wrote famously in “Born to Run,” to “get to that place where we really want to go” where we can “walk in the sun.” Maybe Bruce Springsteen was born to run home. Over the years, Springsteen has become the darling of progressive politicians. He campaigned for John Kerry in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and (briefly) for Hillary Clinton in 2016. But when he tells his story on Broadway, he transports us back to a day when progressive ideals and the relentless quest for the American dream were not separated from tradition, roots, place, a longing for home and Christian faith. After the success of his 1975 breakout album — also “Born to Run” — Springsteen had it all. His music was on the radio, he and the E Street Band were touring nationally, and he was on the cover of Time and Newsweek in the same week. But it wasn’t

enough. He eventually began to ask himself some new questions, and those questions revolved around home. “I felt accountable to the people I’d grown up alongside,” he wrote in his memoir, “and I needed to address that feeling.” Springsteen knew that the key to his longevity as an artist was to stay grounded and to chart a different path than the one traveled by other musicians who had “lost their way” by producing music that was “anemic,” “rootless” and “displaced,” he wrote. In a recent interview with The Times of London, Springsteen mentioned that he visits St. Rose of Lima often. “You get more spiritual as you grow older,” he said. “You’re closer to the other world, so maybe that has something to do with it.” It is unclear whether the regular visits to his childhood congregation are inspired by mere nostalgia or an honest desire to reconnect with the spirituality of the church of his youth, but one thing is clear: Springsteen continues to yearn for something deeper, something real and something transcendent. And we yearn with him. As St. Augustine taught us in his “Confessions,” “our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” John Fea teaches American history at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He is the author of “Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump.”

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President Barack Obama used a Bible belonging to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim member of Congress, took the oath of office on the Quran. And on Tuesday, Nikki Fried, the lone Democrat to win statewide office in Florida, was sworn in as commissioner of agriculture using the first Hebrew Bible published in America. Fried, the first Jewish woman to serve in the post in the Sunshine State, called the University of Florida, her alma mater, to ask if there was a special Bible she could use for the occasion. Curator Rebecca Jefferson of the university’s Price Library of Judaica had just the book — or books. The library owns a twovolume Hebrew Bible dating to 1814, one of about 100 still remaining that were published in Philadelphia that year using fonts from an older edition printed in Amsterdam. The first volume contains the Torah, or the first five books of the Bible, and the second contains the remaining 19 books. (There are 24 books in the Hebrew Bible, sometimes called the Tanakh.) At 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fried laid her hand on the Hebrew Bible and took the oath of office. “As the first Jewish woman elected statewide in Florida and an unapologetic Florida Gator I could not be more honored to be sworn in with the first Hebrew Bible printed in the United States from University of Florida’s Judaica Library,” Fried said in a statement. “The symbolism of these firsts represents some of the greatest honors of my life.” Scriptures have long been used at inaugurations, beginning with George Washington, who picked a Masonic Bible for his ceremony. Last week, Rashida Tlaib, the new Democratic representative from Michigan, and Ilhan Omar, her

counterpart from Minnesota, both used Qurans at the swearing-in ceremonies for the 116th Congress. But scriptures are not formally required. Kyrsten Sinema, the newly elected U.S. senator from Arizona, used a Library of Congress volume containing the texts of the U.S. and Arizona constitutions for her swearingin this month. Last year, Mariah Parker was sworn in on a copy of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” when she took her oath as Athens-Clarke County commissioner in Georgia. The Hebrew Bible Fried used was born out of a fierce competition between Jews and Christians for the first U.S. version of the Bible in Hebrew. “In the aftermath of the American Revolution there was increased religiosity in the air,” Jefferson said. “Many scholars and clergymen were interested in producing a Hebrew Bible for America. The problem for the Jewish community is that many of the clergy were active in missionary circles and wanted to use (a Hebrew Bible) for conversion. The Jewish community wanted a Bible produced with their approbation.” The resulting volume came about as a kind of a compromise. Jonathan Horwitz, a Dutch Jewish immigrant, arrived in Philadelphia with the metal blocks or fonts used for a 17th-century edition that had been published in Amsterdam and was widely hailed by Jews of the time. Eager to get ahead of the competition, Horwitz sold the fonts to Philadelphia printer William Fry, a Christian, and some early subscriptions for the published volumes to a local bookseller. (Harvard College and Andover Theological Seminary had already ordered 40 copies each.) The University of Florida’s Judaica collection dates to the 1970s, but its volumes haven’t been used for swearing-in purposes before, Jefferson said. Fried, a 2003 graduate of the university and a former president of the student body, is the first to do so.

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rested a director at the Chinese tech giant Huawei and one of its own former cybersecurity experts and charged them with spying for China, authorities said Friday. The development comes as the U.S. is exerting pressure on its allies not to use Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of telecommunications network equipment, over data security concerns. The two men — one a Chinese citizen who was a former envoy in Poland before moving over to a senior position at Huawei and the other a Pole who held several top government cybersecurity positions — were arrested Tuesday, according to Poland’s Internal Security Agency. Polish security agents searched the Warsaw offices of Huawei and Orange, Poland’s leading communications provider, where the former Polish security expert recently worked, seizing documents and data. The homes of both men, also in Warsaw, were also searched, according to agency spokesman Stanislaw Zaryn. It’s the latest setback for Huawei in Europe, where the company has ambitious plans to roll out next-generation “5G” mobile networks, which it is a leader in developing. The arrest is a fresh sign that a U.S. dispute with China over its ban on the company is spilling over to Europe. Some European governments and telecom companies are following the U.S. lead in questioning whether using Huawei for

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Huawei, whose logo is shown at its main office in Warsaw, Poland, is facing increasing scrutiny in the U.S. and Europe over alleged cybersecurity breaches.

vital infrastructure for mobile networks could leave them exposed to snooping by the Chinese government. Maciej Wasik, deputy head of Poland’s Special Services agency, said the operation that resulted in the arrests of the two suspects had been underway for a long time. He said “both carried out espionage activities against Poland.” Zaryn said that prosecutors have charged the two men with espionage, but agents are continuing to collect evidence. Further indictments are expected, he said. Polish state television TVP reported

DIGEST No plans to swap accused U.S. spy for Butina, Russia says Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed suggestions that an American arrested in Moscow on suspicion of spying could be used in a prisoner swap for a Russian held in the United States. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow last month on suspicion of espionage. Whelan’s arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for a Russian held in the U.S., such as gun-rights activist Maria Butina, who has pleaded guilty to acting as a foreign agent in the U.S. But a Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said at a briefing that Whelan is accused of espionage and will face trial. Greek police criticized for handling of teacher protest • Greece’s public order minister criticized riot police for their handling of a protest Friday by teachers in Athens who were demonstrating against government plans for hiring new teachers. Riot police fired tear gas to stop protesters from forcing their way past a cordon outside parliament, and later when demonstrators tried to push away a barrier near Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ office. No arrests were reported, but two demonstrators were injured. Public Order Minister Olga Gerovassili said some riot police had behaved in an “unacceptable and politically dangerous” manner. About 1,500 people took part in the demonstration. The government has pledged to hire 15,000 state school teachers in the next three years but teacher unions say it’s not enough. Canada grants asylum to Saudi runaway • An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home left Thailand on Friday night for Canada, which has granted her asylum, officials said. The fast-moving developments capped an eventful week for Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun. She fled her family while visiting Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, where she barricaded herself in an airport hotel to avoid deportation and mounted a social media campaign for asylum. Her case highlighted the cause of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, where several women fleeing abuse by families have been caught trying to seek asylum abroad in recent years and returned home. Indian guru in prison for rape is convicted of murder • A popular and flamboyant spiritual guru in India, who is serving 20 years in prison for raping two female followers, was convicted Friday

of murdering a journalist 16 years ago in another case. Judge Jagdeep Singh convicted the guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan, and three other people and will sentence them on Jan. 17. All four could face death sentences in the killing of Ram Chander Chhatrapati after he published a letter in his newspaper alleging sexual exploitation of women by the guru. Mexico deploys 4,000 troops against pipeline theft • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday he has ordered helicopters and 4,000 troops to guard the nation’s pipelines and fuel depots in an offensive against massive fuel theft. The helicopters are watching for organized gangs that drill illegal taps into underground ducts carrying gasoline and diesel. López Obrador ordered key pipelines shut down after thefts soared on Dec. 18. Long lines continued at gas stations in Mexico City and outlying states Friday as tanker trucks struggled to supply fuel normally delivered through pipelines.

that the men have proclaimed their innocence. If convicted, they could face up to 10 years in prison each. TVP identified the arrested Chinese man as Weijing W., saying he was a director in Poland at Huawei. It said he also went by the Polish first name of Stanislaw and had previously worked at the Chinese consulate in Gdansk. His résumé said he worked at China’s General Consulate in Gdansk from 20062011 and at Huawei Enterprise Poland since 2011, where he was a director of public affairs and since 2017 the “sales direc-

tor of public sector.” State TV identified the Polish man as Piotr D., and said he was a high-ranking employee at the Internal Security Agency, where he served as deputy director in the department of information security, until 2011. The Polish state news agency, PAP, said the man had also held top cybersecurity positions at the Interior Ministry and the Office of Electronic Communications. Geopolitical tension over Huawei has intensified since Canada arrested a top executive last month at the request of U.S. authorities. The company has been blocked in the U.S. since 2012 over fears that its equipment is a security risk, and last year Australia, New Zealand and Japan instituted bans against using Huawei. U.S. officials have reportedly fanned out across Europe recently to make their case with governments and Huawei suppliers for blocking the company. The company and analysts have long maintained that it has never been found guilty of a cybersecurity breach but the latest accusation, if confirmed, will deal a blow to that defense. Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested Dec. 1 in Canada in connection with U.S. accusations that the company violated restrictions on sales of American technology to Iran. The United States wants Meng extradited to face charges that she misled banks about the company’s business dealings in Iran. She is out on bail in Canada.

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Venezuela’s opposition-run congress said Friday that he’s prepared to step into the nation’s presidency temporarily to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere. National Assembly President Juan Guaido made the statement to a crowd blocking a busy Caracas street a day after Maduro’s inauguration to a second term. “Guaido for president!” the crowd chanted. “Out with Maduro!” But Guaido said he’d need support from the public, the armed forces and the international community before trying to form a transitional government to hold new elections to replace Maduro. “The constitution gives me the legiti-

Opposition candidate will contest Congo vote • Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Martin Fayulu will go to court to challenge results that showed he lost last month’s presidential election. Fayulu claims official results showing rival opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi won the Dec. 30 poll were rigged and has urged his supporters to protest against them. Fayulu topped an opinion poll before the vote, and Western diplomats have said an observer mission run by the country’s influential Catholic Church found he comfortably garnered the most votes. Congo is preparing for its first transfer of power via the ballot box, bringing an end to President Joseph Kabila’s 18-year rule.

macy to carry out the charge of the presidency over the country to call elections,” Guaido said. “But I need backing from the citizens to make it a reality.” The head of the Organization of American States, Secretary-General Luis Almagro, sent out a tweet recognizing Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president. “You have our support,” Almagro said. Guaido asked Venezuelans to gather in a nationwide demonstration on Jan. 23 — the day when a mass uprising overthrew dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez in 1958. A once wealthy oil nation, Venezuela is gripped by growing crisis of relentless inflation, food shortages and mass migration. The announcement is a daring challenge to the socialist leader, who has accused the United States and local foes of plotting a coup.

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CARDS AVOID ARBITRATION Ozuna, Wacha and Leone all agree to deals for next season

$12.25 MILLION Ozuna led left fielders in innings.

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Marcell Ozuna’s one-year deal calling for him to receive $12.25 million next season, which avoided arbitration Friday, is believed to be the highest one-year contract for a Cardinals position player, just ahead of Lance Berkman’s $12 million for one year in 2012. Reliever Greg Holland signed for $14 million for one year this

past March, but the arbitration process wasn’t involved. Ozuna made $9 million for the Cardinals in 2018 after being acquired from the Miami Marlins. Ozuna and the Cardinals’ other two arbitration-eligible players, righthander Michael Wacha and reliever Dominic Leone, all reached agreement Friday on contracts for next year. Wacha was contracted at $6.3 See CARDINALS • Page B5

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MIZZOU’S TILMON APPEARS SUBJECT TO SCRUTINY THAT MOST BIG MEN ESCAPE

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aybe it’s time for a T. Missouri men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is physically allergic to receiving technical fouls. He has been hit with one in his 353 games as a head coach. But if breaking from character and earning one (or two) techs this season has any chance of altering how officials are impacting the game of Jeremiah Tilmon, it’s worth a shot. Since Tilmon made his Mizzou debut last season,

many words have been written about his propensity for foul trouble. He’s made strides. Have the officials noticed? This is not to suggest Tilmon no longer fouls. Goodness, no. But he no longer fouls everything within reach of his massive wingspan, always. And while he will never need any help totaling his five fouls per game, he’s still getting plenty of it. Tilmon vs. the officials has turned into a game within a game, and it’s one the Tigers are too often losing, especially in games they lose. That’s not a coincidence. The latest defeat played a part in the Tigers’ lopsided loss to powerhouse Tennessee. The Tigers didn’t have much of a chance against the Vols, but a See MIZZOU • Page B3

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SLU sees some hope in struggle at foul line Percentage tends to rise late in games BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An unusually good first half of free-throw shooting by St. Louis University deteriorated into a struggle in the final 20 minutes against Massachusetts, allowing the Minutemen to remain within striking distance of the Billikens. SLU had made nine of 19 from the line in the second half Wednesday when Jordan Goodwin stepped up and made a pair with 8.9 seconds remaining. Then Tramaine Isabell Jr. sank two with seven seconds left. They were enough for SLU to escape with a close win. Free throws have been an adventure for the Billikens this season. Coach Travis Ford joked after a recent game about “holding our breath” every time a player has the opportunity. But he continues to take the approach that talking about them too much could make matters worse. It helps that the Billikens have shot better than their average in the late stages of games. “I don’t think about it. I really don’t,” Ford said. “We’ve put up a lot lately (in practice). But I don’t worry. I don’t talk to our guys about it a whole lot.” Entering Saturday’s game at La Salle, SLU has made 59.2 percent of its free throws, which ranks 349th in the country out of 351 Division I teams. La Salle is at the opposite end of the spectrum, ranking third in the country at 79.4 percent. However, SLU is making a better percentage when it counts. The Billikens have shot 64.2 percent in the final five minutes of games and 70.4 percent in the final minute when attempting to get the ball into the hands of players who shoot the best percentages. An argument can be made that free throws have cost SLU in some of its losses. The Billikens made 10 of 16 and were outscored by 13 points at the freethrow line in a two-point loss See SLU • Page B3

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The Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist has eight goals at the halfway point of the season after scoring just once the entire previous season.

When the Blues’ 2017-18 season ended, forward Oskar Sundqvist sat down with coach Mike Yeo and general manager Doug Armstrong for the traditional end-ofseason meeting. Everyone agreed: It wasn’t a very good season for Sundqvist. The center, whom the Blues had gotten in the Ryan Reaves trade on draft day in 2017, had finished the season with one goal and four assists in 42 games. He

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spent long stretches of the season as a healthy scratch, not quite good enough to make the lineup on many nights. “We were on the same page,” Sundqvist said. “We had high expectations and it wasn’t the season I was hoping for.” So Sundqvist packed his bags, went home to Skelleftea, in the northern reaches of Sweden (about 150 miles from the border with Finland at the northern tip of the Gulf of Bothnia), and went to work on making himself into the player he wanted to be. It has worked. Sundqvist’s

short-handed goal Thursday against Montreal was his eighth of the season, and he has long since passed the point of comparing what he’s done this season to what he’s done in the other three seasons, two of them spent partially in the minors, of his NHL career. He is tied for fifth on the team in scoring, behind Ryan O’Reilly (16 goals), David Perron (15), Vladimir Tarasenko (12) and Brayden Schenn (nine). At some point in their NHL careers, each of those four have scored at least 28 goals in a season, so their presence isn’t unexpected. Sundqvist’s is. He is on pace for 16 See BLUES • Page B6

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Monday 1/14 at Capitals 6 p.m. FSM

Tuesday 1/15 at N.Y. Islanders 6 p.m. FSM

Thursday 1/17 at Bruins 6 p.m. FSM

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Women’s basketball Tuesday 1/15 at Fordham 6 p.m.

Sunday 1/13 vs. Fordham 3 p.m. CBSSN

Wednesday 1/16 vs. Rhode Island 7 p.m.

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Mizzou • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Men’s basketball Sunday 1/12 at So. Car., Noon Travel permitting SEC Network

Women’s basketball Wednesday 1/16 vs. Alabama 8 p.m. SEC Network

Sunday 1/13 at Florida 2 p.m. SEC Network

Thursday 1/17 vs. Georgia 6 p.m. SEC Network

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Sunday 1/20 at Iowa 12 p.m. BTN

Wednesday 1/23 vs. Wisconsin 8 p.m. BTN

Saturday 1/26 at Maryland 11 a.m. BTN

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Thursday 1/17 vs. Austin Peay 5:30 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS INDOOR SOCCER • St. Louis Ambush home games Sat. 1/19: vs. Utica, 7:05 p.m. Fri. 2/1: vs. Florida, 7:35 p.m.

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AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m. Formula E Racing, round 2, FS1 BASKETBALL College: Virginia at Clemson, KPLR (11) 11 a.m. 11 a.m. College: Louisville at North Carolina, ESPN 11 a.m. College: Kansas State at Iowa State, ESPN2 11 a.m. College: Providence at Georgetown, FS1 11 a.m. College: Boston College at Notre Dame, FSM 11 a.m. College: Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo, CBSSN 11 a.m. College: Oklahoma State at West Virginia, ESPNU 11:30 a.m. College: Rutgers at Minnesota, BTN 12 p.m. College: Mississippi at Mississippi State, KMOV (4) 1 p.m. College: Duke at Florida State, ESPN 1 p.m. College: Illinois State at Loyola-Chicago, ESPN2 1 p.m. College: Seton Hall at Marquette, FS1 1 p.m. College: Wake Forest at Miami, FSM Plus 1 p.m. College: TCU at Oklahoma, FSM 1 p.m. College: VCU at Davidson, CBSSN 1 p.m. College: South Florida at Temple, ESPNU 1:30 p.m. College: Ohio State at Iowa, BTN 2:30 p.m. College: Texas A&M at Alabama, SEC Network 3 p.m. College: Kansas at Baylor, ESPN 3 p.m. College: Georgia at Auburn, ESPN2 3 p.m. College women: Baylor at TCU, FSM Plus College: SIU Carbondale vs. Valparaiso, FSM, KATZ (1600 AM) 3 p.m. 3 p.m. College: New Mexico at Colorado State, CBSSN 3:30 p.m. College women: Michigan at Maryland, BTN 4 p.m. College: SIU Edwardsville at Jacksonville State, WSIE (88.7 FM) NBA: Grizzlies at Heat, FSM Plus 4 p.m. 5 p.m. College: Tennessee at Florida, ESPN 5 p.m. College: Georgia Tech at Syracuse, ESPN2 5 p.m. College: St. Louis U. at La Salle, NBCSN, WXOS (101.1 FM) 5 p.m. College: LSU at Arkansas, SEC Network 5 p.m. College: DePaul at St. John’s, CBSSN 5 p.m. College: Tulsa at SMU, ESPNU 7 p.m. College: Missouri State at Bradley, KXFN (1380 AM, 106.5 FM), KYRO (1280 AM) 7 p.m. College: Connecticut at Cincinnati, ESPN2 7 p.m. College: Wichita State at Houston, CBSSN College: Nevada at Fresno State, ESPNU 7 p.m. 7 p.m. NBA: Spurs at Thunder, NBA 7:30 p.m. College: Vanderbilt at Kentucky, SEC Network 9 p.m. College: Gonzaga at San Francisco, ESPN2 College: Washington at Colorado, ESPNU 9 p.m. FOOTBALL 3:30 p.m. NFL: Colts at Chiefs, KSDK (5) 7 p.m. NFL: Cowboys at Rams, KTVI (2) GOLF PGA: Sony Open in Hawaii, third round, GOLF 6 p.m. HOCKEY Flyers at Devils, NHL Network 12 p.m. 2:30 p.m. OHL: Ottawa 67’s at London Knights, NHL Network 6 p.m. College: Michigan at Ohio State, BTN 6 p.m. Bruins at Maple Leafs, NHL Network 8 p.m. Blues at Stars, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) MOTORCYCLE RACING Motocross Racing Monster Energy Supercross: Glendale, NBCSN 8 p.m. SOCCER 6:25 a.m. English Premier League: West Ham United vs. Arsenal, NBCSN 8:55 a.m. English Premier League: Brighton vs. Liverpool, NBCSN 11:30 a.m. English Premier League: Chelsea vs. Newcastle United, KSDK (5) 5 p.m. Primera Division: CF Monterrey vs. Club Leon, FS1 9 p.m. Primera Division: Club Tijuana vs. Tigres UANL, FS1

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Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. (left) and forward Bruno Fernando celebrate after beating Indiana on Friday.

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Bruno Fernando had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 24 and Maryland used a secondhalf surge to rally past No. 22 Indiana 78-75 Friday night. The Terrapins (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed by 14 points early in the game and by 10 shortly after halftime before storming back to earn their fifth straight victory. Two of those wins came against ranked foes — No. 24 Nebraska and the Hoosiers (12-4, 3-2), who have lost two in a row following a seven-game winning streak. Romeo Langford scored 28 points and Juwan Morgan added 14 for Indiana. The Hoosiers shot 12 for 28 in the second half and were outscored 51-40. After Morgan made the first basket after halftime to go up 37-27, the Terps rattled off 16 straight points, taking their first lead of the game in the process. Cowan and Darryl Morsell each contributed five points to the surge, and Maryland applied a tight zone defense to force Indiana into nine successive missed shots. Fernando, a 6-foot-10 sophomore forward, made 11 of 12 shots from the floor to surpass his previous best of 21 points. Maryland star freshman Jalen Smith went 0 for seven during a scoreless first half and finished with two points on 0-for-nine shooting, but he contributed 10 rebounds. Indiana bolted to a 9-0 lead and led 14-4 before Langford made his first basket. Not long after that, the 6-6 freshman guard completed a three-point play to make it 28-14. Fernando and Cowan then accounted for all the points in a 13-4 run that got Maryland to 32-27 before Aljami Durham drilled a 3-pointer for an 8-point halftime lead.

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Duke (13-1) idle. Next: at No. 13 Florida State, Saturday. 2. Michigan (16-0) beat Illinois 79-69. Next: vs. Northwestern, Sunday. 3. Tennessee (13-1) idle. Next: at Florida, Saturday. 4. Virginia (14-0) idle. Next: at Clemson, Saturday. 5. Gonzaga (15-2) beat Pacific 67-36. Next: at San Francisco, Saturday. 6. Michigan State (14-2) idle. Next: at Penn State, Sunday. 7. Kansas (13-2) idle. Next: at Baylor, Saturday. 8. Texas Tech (14-1) idle. Next: at Texas, Saturday. 9. Virginia Tech (14-1) idle. Next: at No. 4 Virginia, Tuesday. 10. Nevada (15-1) idle. Next: at Fresno State, Saturday. 11. Auburn (11-3) idle. Next: vs. Georgia, Saturday. 12. North Carolina (12-3) idle. Next: vs. Louisville, Saturday. 13. Florida State (13-2) idle. Next: vs. No. 1 Duke, Saturday. 14. Mississippi State (12-2) idle. Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday. 15. N.C. State (13-2) idle. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Saturday. 16. Ohio State (12-3) idle. Next: at Iowa, Saturday. 17. Houston (15-1) idle. Next: vs. Wichita State, Saturday. 18. Kentucky (11-3) idle. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday. 19. Buffalo (14-1) idle. Next: vs. Miami (Ohio), Saturday. 20. Iowa State (12-3) idle. Next: vs. Kansas State, Saturday. 21. Marquette (13-3) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday. 22. Indiana (12-4) Lost to Maryland 78-75. Next: vs. Nebraska, Monday. 23. Oklahoma (12-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 25 TCU, Saturday. 24. St. John’s (14-2) idle. Next: vs. DePaul, Saturday. 25. TCU (12-2) idle. Next: at No. 23 Oklahoma, Saturday.

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

BASKETBALL 11 a.m. College: Villanova at Creighton, KTVI (2) 11 a.m. College: Butler at Xavier, CBSSN 11 a.m. College women: Cincinnati at Central Florida, ESPNU 12 p.m. College women: South Florida at Connecticut, ESPN 12 p.m. College women: Providence at Seton Hall, FS2 FOOTBALL 12 p.m. NFL: Chargers at Patriots, KMOV (4) 3:30 p.m. NFL: Eagles at Saints, KTVI (2) GOLF Web.com: The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, first round, GOLF 1 p.m. PGA: Sony Open in Hawaii, final round, GOLF 5 p.m. SOCCER 8:10 a.m. English Premier League: Everton vs. AFC Bournemouth, NBCSN 10:25 a.m. English Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United, NBCSN TENNIS 6 p.m. 2019 Australian Open Tennis first round, ESPN2 2 a.m. 2019 Australian Open Tennis first round, ESPN2

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DIGEST Temple hires Carey as football coach

Temple has hired Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey as its next football coach, filling a vacancy that abruptly opened in late December after the newly hired Manny Diaz left to lead Miami. Carey arrives after Geoff Collins departed to Georgia Tech and Temple unexpectedly lost Diaz as its first replacement. The former Miami defense coordinator made a deal after the regular season to lead the Owls next year, but that changed quickly after Hurricanes coach Mark Richt unexpectedly retired Dec. 30. Some 12 hours later, Diaz had a five-year deal with Miami and the Temple job was vacant again. Carey coached seven seasons at Northern Illinois, leading the Huskies to six bowl games and compiling a 52-30 record. He was the 2013 Mid-American Conference coach of the year. (AP) Amaya first pick in MLS draft • Major League Soccer’s expansion Cincinnati team selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya with the No. 1 pick in the league’s draft on Friday. St. Louis University’s Lennart Hein, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound defender from Hamburg, Germany, was selected by the Portland Timbers in the second round (No. 47 overall). Hein was a twotime all-conference selection who appeared in 65 games with the Billikens, finishing with six goals and five assists. (From news sources) Barty, Kvitova in final • Ashleigh Barty continued her strong run at the Sydney International in Australia with a semifinal win over Kiki Bertens, beating the Dutch player 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5. She will play two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, who beat Serbian qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-1, 6-2. (AP) Ambush take on undefeated Milwaukee • Led by Major Arena Soccer League player of the week Zach Reget, the St. Louis Ambush (4-4) will take on the South Central Division-leading Milwaukee Wave (6-0) at 1:05 p.m. Saturday in Wisconsin. (From news sources)

Ranked third this week by USA Today and USA Hockey Magazine, Ohio State was 12-4-4 overall and 5-3-2-2 atop the Big Ten Conference standings heading into a weekend league showdown with visiting Michigan. A key to the Buckeyes’ success this season has been the play of St. Louisan Tommy Nappier in goal. A sophomore who starred at CBC, Nappier is coming off a 6-0 win at Michigan State last weekend that led to him being honored as the Big Ten’s third star of the week for the second time this season. Nappier, who shares the starting spot in goal with senior Sean Romeo, is 7-1-2 with three shutouts this season. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is currently second in the NCAA in both goals-against average (1.54) and save percentage (.947). With Ohio State last year, Nappier saw action in six games and made four starts, finishing 4-0 with a 1.33 GAA and a .956 save percentage. Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team, Nappier earned the league’s No. 1 star after making 31 saves in his first career shutout against Wisconsin last February. As a high school junior in 2015, Nappier was named Post-Dispatch All-Metro first-team goalie after posting a 0.95 goals-against average and helping CBC to a Mid-States title. Nappier, who starred with the St. Louis AAA Blues, spent his senior year with the Springfield Jr. Blues in the North American Hockey League. He played in the United States Hockey League in 2016-17, seeing action with the Chicago Steel and the Omaha Lancers.

MCKENDREE WOMEN ROLL ON

Just days after being ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association, McKendree captured the national duals title in Louisville, Ky., last weekend. After receiving a first-round bye, the Bearcats blew past Southern Oregon 34-9 in the quarterfinals and Emmanuel College 22-17 in the semifinals before knocking off King University 24-17 for their first National Wrestling Coaches Association title. Key wins in the championship match were posted by freshman Felicity Taylor , sophomore Brenda Reyna, junior Alexandria Glaude, freshman Sydnee Kimber and senior Destane Garrick. McKendree’s men, ranked fifth in the nation, placed fourth in Louisville. After beating Limestone College 35-9 and Central Oklahoma 22-18, the Bearcats lost 2115 in the semifinals to third-ranked Notre Dame College and then dropped a 23-17 decision to No. 1-ranked Nebraska-Kearney in the third-place match. Secondranked St. Cloud State of Minnesota, the NCAA D-II champion in 2018, 2016 and 2015, beat Notre Dame 35-6 in the title match.

NO. 1 BELLARMINE CHALLENGED

On Jan. 3, the University of Missouri St. Louis men held Bellarmine University, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II, to a season-low point total in a 66-53 Knights victory. Bellarmine overcame a season-worst 38.2 shooting performance to grind out the win by connecting on 20 of 22 free throws. UMSL hung tough with its solid defense and by making nine 3-pointers in the game. Senior Jonathan Matthews led the Tritons (12-3, 3-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference) by making six of eight 3-pointers and finishing with 23 points. Two days later, at Maryville, Bellarmine (13-0, 4-0) was pushed even harder before rallying for a 89-83 win in overtime. Down 71-67 after a jumper from Maryville’s Dezmond McDaniels with 1:33 to play, Bellarmine responded with a 3-pointer a late free throw from AllAmerican Adam Eberhard to send the game to OT. In the extra period, the Saints (6-8, 1-4) held leads of 75-71 and 78-75, but the Knights found a way, going on an 8-0 run to finally take control. For Maryville, senior Casey Teson (St. Charles) scored 23 while sophomore Zach Colletta (Vianney) and freshman Bobby Harvey each finished with 20.

HONOR ROLL

SLU brought home a pair of A-10 honors this week: senior Javon Bess was named co-player of the week after scoring a career-best 24 points and limiting Rhode Island’s top scorer, Jeff Dowtin, to just two field goals in a 60-53 Billikens win to open league play. On the women’s side, freshman center Brooke Flowers (Metro) repeated as league rookie of the week after her third consecutive double-double with 17 points and a career-high-tying 12 rebounds at Massachusetts. • SIUE guard Cameron Williams (Hazelwood Central) was honored as Ohio Valley Conference co-freshman of the week after scoring a career-best 27 points. He connected on 10 of 12 shots, including four of seven on 3-pointers, in the Cougars’ win over visiting Southeast Missouri to open league play.. • SEMO senior Haile Wilson (Eureka) was named OVC male track athlete of the week after winning the 60-meter dash in 6.38 seconds in a dual with SIUE. He set a meet record and the time ranks first in the OVC this season. Have a tip about an area college team or an area athlete playing elsewhere? Email jlyons@post-dispatch.com.


01.12.2019 • Saturday • M 1

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B3

Mizzou-South Carolina game postponed Billikens are staying optimistic on foul shots

BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • The Missouri men’s

basketball game at South Carolina originally scheduled for Saturday has been tentatively moved to Sunday. The game had to be postponed when Friday’s snowstorm prevented the Tigers from traveling

to Columbia, S.C. Shortly before Mizzou’s flight was set to leave Columbia Regional Airport, another plane slid off the runway, causing the airport to shut down the runways. As of Friday night, Mizzou planned to fly out of Kansas City on Saturday morning. As long as MU’s traveling party can reach Columbia, S.C., the game will tip off

at noon (St. Louis time) at Colonial Life Arena. The teams will announce the decision on the rescheduled game Saturday. Missouri (9-4, 0-1) is coming off Tuesday’s 24-point loss to Tennessee in its Southeastern Conference opener. South Carolina (7-7, 2-0) struggled during nonconference play but upset Florida and Mississippi State to open its league schedule.

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Jordon Goodwin of St. Louis University says the Billikens are working on free throws and are improving. SLU • FROM B1

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Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon leans into Tennessee’s Kyle Alexander as he moves toward the basket during the first half Tuesday night.

Tilmon and Mizzou frustrated over frequent foul calls MIZZOU • FROM B1

tiny window of opportunity snapped shut after Tilmon picked up two fouls within the first three minutes. This is on Tilmon, first and foremost. You can’t be whistled for bad fouls if you don’t put yourself in position to be whistled for them. Usually, you would say you can’t be whistled for fouls if you don’t commit them, but there are definitely times when Tilmon is whistled for fouls that would not be called fouls if another player did the exact same thing. This what’s frustrating Tilmon, Martin and Mizzou. The crew that worked the Mizzou-Tennessee game, comprising Doug Shows, Lee Cassell and Vladimir Voyard-Tadal, seemed to anticipate Tilmon fouls more than address them. That’s a problem. Tilmon heard his first whistle on an obvious offensive foul. No issue there. He forced the ball toward the basket against Tennessee’s Kyle Alexander. The sevenfooter smartly took the charge. Tilmon made a mistake. But the immediate technical foul on Tilmon that followed his charge — which made it two personal fouls on Tilmon — was a perfect example of jumping the gun. Tilmon and Alexander had been warned to stop jawing at one another before the charge. The assumption after the technical was that Tilmon had continued the chatter. That would have turned one mistake into two. But the replay showed no signs of Tilmon talking. What it did show was Tilmon dropping, not throwing, the ball after the whistle. The ball landed on Alexander. That’s a technical? Tilmon’s apparently out-of-line taunt was targeted in a game that featured Tennessee’s bench celebrations spilling onto the court repeatedly, and a relentless back-and-forth chatter between Mizzou guard Xavier Pinson and Tennessee guard Lamonte Turner. I’m not saying the bench celebrations and the talk between Pinson and Turner deserved whistles. I’m a fan of letting players play as much as possible without things getting out of hand. But the question needs to be asked: In a game where officials let certain things slide, why does there always seem to be a target on Tilmon’s back? He’s big. He’s strong. He plays that way. And his emotions can sometimes get the best of him, though his frustration is almost always directed toward himself, not officials or opponents. Frankly, Tilmon does a decent job not complaining, considering his time on the bench could be spent pointing out when his peers get away with what he can’t. Tilmon’s fifth foul against the Vols was even worse than the technical. It was another offensive foul, this one called on a nudge in the lane that occurs nightly in college games. Another player might have

to Pittsburgh. They were four for nine and outscored by seven at the line in a five-point loss to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. At Houston they missed nine and lost by four. They have made 70 percent or better in only two games. “We’re getting better, that’s what I feel like,” Goodwin said. “We shoot at the end of every practice, every day. It’s something we need to improve on and we are improving. It is a focal point. It’s something we have to do better down the stretch because there are going to be close games and free throws will be a factor in winning and losing.” The problem is so well known among fans that they sometimes groan as the misses mount or become elated when a string of free throws is made. That was the case against UMass when Hasahn French, who started the game shooting 31 percent, made his first two free throws, hitting nothing but net. He made two more on his next trip to the line with the help of a lane violation by the Minutemen after he missed one. From the crowd’s reaction, you would have thought someone made a game-winning shot. French laughed at the thought. “Yeah, this year the fans go crazy,” he said. “I love it, though. It helps me and I love to see that they’re into the game and energetic. I want them to do it every time.” There are times when it seems that no SLU player can make two consecutive free throws. When it happens to a few players, it seems to spread to the most accurate shooters. In situations where a Billiken has shot two free throws this season, that player has made neither 15.1 percent of the time, one 48.4 percent, and two 36.5 percent. Given the opportunity to complete a three-point play, SLU has converted 63.3 percent. Other than KC Hankton, who has made all five of his attempts, only Javon Bess and Isabell are shooting better than 70 percent. The rest of the players are below 60 percent. Three are below 40 percent. Ford maintains hope. “With the percentages, obviously we know what they are,” he said. “But in the next game we can go out and shoot 80 percent. We have that freedom. Just because it says we’re 60 percent doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to go make 80 percent the next game. You are what you are in that game. I think we’ll make them. I do.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

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Forward Jeremiah Tilmon drives for a layup against Illinois in last month’s Mizzou victory.

drawn a foul on his opponent. Even Tennessee players looked surprised at the verdict. Just like that, Tilmon was out of the game after three points and one rebound in nine minutes. Dan Leibovitz, the SEC associate commissioner in charge of men’s basketball, said in an email on Friday that the league does not comment on the officiating of a specific player. That means the SEC will not say if it has had dialogue with Mizzou about how Tilmon is officiated compared to other strong big men, like physical South Carolina forward Chris Silva. Tilmon has been called for one less foul than Silva this season. But Silva has played 61 more minutes than Tilmon. And Tilmon has fouled out five times to Silva’s one. Are their playing styles really that different? In response to a request for a clarification on how post players are being officiated this season, Leibovitz shared the NCAA’s points of emphasis regarding post play. Officials have been encouraged to call

the first foul, not the retaliatory one. They have also been asked to watch for displacement fouls during the scramble for rebounds. Mizzou should request another point of emphasis. Officials should be asked to treat Tilmon like the league’s other post players. Martin declined to comment on Tilmon’s continued trouble with officials, which is wise because coaches get fined for that. But there is a way for the coach to defend Tilmon without losing part of his paycheck. He can opine from the sideline. He can point out what goes uncalled for others, but not for Tilmon. He can be the one who earns a technical, or two. Officials are clearly paying plenty of attention to Tilmon. Perhaps Tilmon’s coach should direct some of that attention back toward the officials. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

When • 5 p.m. Saturday Where • Gola Arena, Philadelphia All-time series • SLU leads 14-9. TV, radio • NBCSN; WXOS (101.1 FM) Records • SLU 2-0 in A-10, 11-4 overall; La Salle 1-1, 3-11 About the Billikens • SLU has committed 25 turnovers in the last three games, to cut its average for the season to 13.7. The Billikens have forced 46 in those games. … Javon Bess, Hasahn French and Tramaine Isabell Jr. have combined to score 97 of the team’s 125 points in two Atlantic 10 games. … SLU is 21st in the country in scoring defense, allowing an average of 62.6 points. About the Explorers • La Salle lost its first 10 games but has won three of the last four, including a win at UMass. … Guard Pookie Powell leads the team in scoring with a 17.7 average. He had 28 against the Billikens at La Salle last season. … The Explorers get outrebounded by an average of four per game. … They are third in the country in free-throw shooting at 79.4 percent. Seven players averaging at least 10 minutes shoot better than 80 percent. Stu Durando


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Cowboys, Rams set to battle Both teams have been waiting years for playoff success

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NOTEBOOK

Chargers’ Henry is still hoping he can play

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LOS ANGELES • As if the pres-

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is hopeful of playing less than eight months after suffering a knee injury, but it is likely to be a game-time decision. Henry is listed as questionable on the injury report going into Sunday’s AFC divisionalround game at New England. He was a full participant in all three days of practice leading up to the game. Henry said following Friday’s practice that he has the mindset that he will be active. “It was a long, long, long journey,” Henry said. “Anytime I’m out there I feel like I can make a difference, so that’s my mindset going into any game that I play. Like I said, long journey, so just a lot of excitement around here.” Henry, the team’s secondround pick in 2016, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while running a route during a non-contact drill May 22, the first day of spring workouts.

sure of playing for the Rams’ first playoff victory in 14 years wasn’t enough, Todd Gurley carries an extra imperative into the Coliseum on Saturday night. “Basically, everybody I know hates the Cowboys,” the Los Angeles All-Pro running back said. “They’ve been hitting me up all week, so I’ve got to try to take care of business for those guys.” And then there’s Wade Phillips, the 71-year-old Los Angeles defensive coordinator who was fired as Dallas head coach in 2010 and replaced by his assistant, Jason Garrett. With a straight face, Phillips calls the divisional playoff showdown “a revenge game for me.” The Cowboys inspire strong feelings across the football world, but these Rams are just joking around. Their ability to do so indicates they’re not feeling crushed by the extraordinary weight on both teams in this matchup under the Hollywood spotlight. A trip to the NFC championship game is more than enough motivation for two franchises that haven’t been that close to a Super Bowl in many years. “It’s a prime-time game in the playoffs,” Gurley said. “What better game would you want? Playoff game in LA versus America’s Team. It’s going to be a great matchup.” Dallas has won three playoff games in 22 years, and it hasn’t won a road playoff game since January 1993. The Cowboys haven’t reached the NFC title game since the 1995 season, losing five straight times in the divisional round. “Yeah, it would mean a lot,” Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley missed the final two games of the regular season with a sore knee but is ready to go Saturday night against Dallas.

said. “And more than what it means for the past, but because of this group of guys that I’m going to do it with. Just simply how we’ve been able to persevere (through) all the adversity and everything that we’ve been through together, off the field, on the field. I just know we’ve got the right guys to do it.” The Rams haven’t been in a conference championship game since the 2001-02 season, and they only ended a 12-year playoff drought last January with a home loss to Atlanta in the wildcard round. Coach Sean McVay’s incredible turnaround of his franchise has inspired a wave of copycat coaching hires across the NFL this month, but McVay knows it doesn’t mean much without his first playoff victory. The matchup also showcases two of the best young quarter-

back-running back combinations in the league. Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are the heart of a team that has won eight of its last nine games since trading for receiver Amari Cooper, capped by Dallas’ gritty victory over Seattle last week in the wild-card round. Jared Goff and Gurley make it happen for the Rams, who rolled to an 11-1 record with a nearly unstoppable offense. Losses to the Bears and Eagles in December raised questions about their run defense and offensive line, but McVay’s team is rested and determined to make a Super Bowl run. “I think there’s a confidence that’s been earned,” McVay said. “We have a lot of respect for the Dallas Cowboys, but we expect to win this game. We know it’s going to take a great effort, but we’re going in with the

mindset and mentality that we expect to win. I think that confidence is something that’s been earned every day by our players, and then we’ve got to go out and prove it.” Dallas receiver Cole Beasley and tight end Blake Jarwin didn’t practice all week because of ankle injuries. Beasley was limping badly at times against Seattle. Jarwin, who had three touchdown catches in the regular-season finale against the New York Giants, was getting more playing time because of a season-ending injury to Geoff Swaim. Guard Xavier Su’a-Filo returned to practice after sitting against the Seahawks with an ankle injury. If the UCLA product is able to play, Dallas will have to decide between him and rookie Connor Williams at left guard.

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Chiefs try for better ending against Colts Indy has beaten KC in four playoff games ASSOCIATED PRESS

KANSAS CITY • Given the postseason history involving Indianapolis and Kansas City over the years, Andrew Luck and the Colts have every reason to feel confident heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday. The Chiefs have every reason to believe they’re due. Four times the teams have met in the playoffs, twice in the wildcard round and twice with a spot in the AFC title game on the line. Each time the Colts emerged victorious. All but one were downto-the-wire nail-biters, one a record-setting shootout and another a defensive slugfest, and each left Colts fans feeling euphoric and Chiefs fans feeling cursed. Asked whether he understood the magnitude of the next installment in the one-sided series, Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller replied quite simply: “Oh yeah.” “Especially what they’ve been going through over the years and things like that,” he said. “We definitely see how fans feel, what they’re expecting and stuff like that.” There was the 1996 wild-card matchup in which Chiefs kicker Lin Elliott missed three field goals and the Colts won 10-7. The divisional showdown in 2003, when the Colts won 3831 in a game featuring no punts. The 23-8 blowout three years later and, most recently, the 4544 shootout in which Luck led the Colts from a 38-10 secondhalf hole to beat Andy Reid’s first Chiefs team in 2013. There are still more than a dozen players around who were involved in that game five years ago, yet each acknowledged this week that history has no bearing on what will transpire Saturday .

Bears hire Pagano for defense • The NFC North-champion Chicago Bears have hired former Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano as their defensive coordinator to replace Vic Fangio. Pagano inherits one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses after Fangio left to take the Denver Broncos’ head coaching job. Pagano led Indianapolis to a 53-43 record and two AFC South championships from 2012 to 2017. Parkey off social media • Kicker Cody Parkey is staying off social medial after his missed field goal at the end of the Chicago Bears’ 16-15 wild-card loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Parkey told NBC’s “Today” show Friday he feels “worse than anybody about missing that kick.” He also said “football is what I do; it’s not who I am.” The Bears won the NFC North in their first season under coach Matt Nagy after four straight last-place finishes. Parkey thought he hit a “pretty good kick” and his 43-yard attempt would go in even as it hit the left upright and crossbar. He wasn’t aware Philadelphia’s Treyvon Hester touched it. Parkey also expressed appreciation for his teammates’ support. Ravens promote Roman • The Baltimore Ravens have replaced offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg with Greg Roman, who will continue to oversee the evolution of Lamar Jackson as the team’s starting quarterback. The 46-year-old Roman spent the past two seasons as Baltimore’s assistant head coach and tight ends coach.

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Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid watches quarterback Patrick Mahomes warm up for a game against the Raiders earlier this season. The Indianapolis Colts play the Chiefs in a divisional playoff Saturday.

“Obviously they are a great team,” said Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who has played in the past two playoff games against Kansas City. “They’ve won a lot of games. They’ve got a very explosive offense. They’ve got probably the best returner in the National Football League with (Tyreek) Hill. “We are going to have to play our best game,” Vinatieri said, “to try to keep up with them.” The Chiefs happen to believe the same thing. Yes, they earned the No. 1 seed with their third consecutive AFC West title, and have perhaps the game’s best young quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. Hill joins Travis Kelce, a healthy Sammy Watkins and running backs Spencer Ware and Damien Williams in

giving him plenty of weapons, while a defense that’s been statistically poor also has more sacks than any other team. Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones had 15 1/2 sacks this season, while linebacker Dee Ford has 13 sacks and seven forced fumbles. But one of the most productive rush tandems in the NFL should have its hands full with an offensive line that allowed sacks on a league-low 2.7 percent of pass plays. “We’re ready for the challenge,” Ford said. The Colts, the sixth and last seed in the playoffs, may be the hottest team playing. They rebounded from a 1-5 start to win nine of their last 10 games to reach the postseason, then dominated the Houston Texans last

week with a bludgeoning ground game and stingy defense. “The way this locker room has prepared,” Luck said, “it’s all about just getting better, getting better. ... It takes no heroes. You don’t need a hero, whether it’s a playoff game or a regular-season game. It’s just everybody doing their jobs that gets things done.” Of course, having a little playoff karma never hurts. The Colts certainly have that when it comes to Kansas City, while the Chiefs believe they long ago hit their quota of misfortune. “All of us feel like we are here now and focused on the present day,” Mahomes said, “and we feel like we have a different team, and that we can go out there and win a big football game.”

Arizona adds Joseph • Former Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has been hired as the defensive coordinator on new Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury’s staff. General manager Steve Keim had said he wanted a veteran defensive coordinator to pair with Kingsbury, who has no NFL coaching experience and will focus on offense. Joseph was fired Dec. 31 after two seasons as coach of the Broncos. He has 14 years of coaching experience in the NFL, 12 on the defensive side of the ball. Kubiak out as Broncos OC • Gary Kubiak won’t return as Denver offensive coordinator for new coach Vic Fangio. Kubiak remains under contract with the Broncos and will continue in his role as a senior personnel adviser to general manager John Elway.


SPORTS

01.12.2019 • Saturday • M 1

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BASEBALL NOTEBOOK

GOLF

Kuchar moves up after 63 Friday Repeat score has him at 14 under ASSOCIATED PRESS

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David Phelps and the Blue Jays agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that could be worth $13.75 million over two seasons,

Phelps gets deal with Toronto Hazelwood West grad coming back from elbow surgery

(2012-14), Miami (2015-17) and the Mariners, Phelps is 30-33 with a 3.89 ERA and five saves in 64 starts and 164 relief appearances.

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Russell, Cubs have deal • Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $3.4 million, oneyear contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension. Russell accepted a 40-game suspension last October for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy following allegations made by his ex-wife. He missed the final 11 regularseason games plus the wild-card playoff loss and will be eligible to return May 3, barring postponements. Kris Bryant agreed to a $12.9 million, one-year deal, a raise from $10.85 million. Also agreeing to one-year deals were Javier Baez ($5.2 million), Kyle Schwarber ($3.4 million) and pitchers Kyle Hendricks ($7.4 million), Carl Edwards Jr. ($1.5 million) and Mike Montgomery ($2.4 million).

Righthander David Phelps and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that could be worth $13.75 million over two seasons, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Phelps, a 32-year-old free agent who went to Hazelwood West, is coming back from Tommy John surgery. He can earn an additional $3.25 million in performance bonuses this year as part of the agreement, and the Blue Jays have a $1 million team option for 2020 that could escalate to $8 million depending on appearances and games finished this year. He tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm on March 17 in a spring training outing for Seattle against the Los Angeles Angels, and he had surgery March 26. Phelps was 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 10 relief appearances in 2017 for Seattle, which acquired him from Miami that July 20. He had a $5.55 million salary last season. During six major league seasons with the New York Yankees

Dodgers trade for Martin • Los Angeles reacquired catcher Russell Martin on Friday in a trade with Toronto, days after Yasmani Grandal left for a deal with Milwaukee. Los Angeles obtained the 35-year-old Canadian from the

Blue Jays for minor leaguers Andrew Sopko, a righthander, and Ronny Brito, an infielder. Toronto is sending cash to offset some of the $20 million Martin is owed in the final season of his contract. A four-time All-Star, Martin was with the Dodgers from 2006-10 and helped lead Los Angeles to three playoff appearances. He signed with the New York Yankees as a free agent after the 2010 season and spent two seasons in the Bronx before playing two seasons with Pittsburgh and four with Toronto. He started 71 games at catcher and 21 at third base last year, hitting .194 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs. DeGrom gets $17 million • NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration. It also set a mark for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the third time. Fellow Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard agreed to a $6 million deal, doubling his salary. DeGrom led the majors with a 1.70 ERA in 217 innings and was selected to his second All-Star Game. The righthander went 10-9 with 269 strikeouts in 32 remarkably consistent starts for a

team that finished 77-85. Yankees get LeMahieu • Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall. New York outfielder Aaron Hicks agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration and more than doubled his salary from $2.8 million. Other news • The Nationals avoided arbitration with two star infielders, reaching an $18.8 million deal with Anthony Rendon and a $3.7 million agreement with Trea Turner. ... The Marlins avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto by agreeing to a $5.9 million deal with the AllStar catcher. ... Knuckleballer Steven Wright and the Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract for $1,375,000, a raise of $275,000. ... Lefthander Will Smith reached agreement on a $4.2 million contract with the Giants.

Cardinals reach one-year deals with three of their players CARDINALS • FROM B1

million. The agreement calls for Wacha to receive $100,000 more if he pitches at least 175 innings. He made $5.3 million in 2018 when, seemingly headed to the All-Star Game, he was 8-2 by June 20 before suffering a left oblique strain that ended his big-league season. He tried to come back through a minor league rehabilitation option but encountered more discomfort and had to be sidelined for the rest of the season. Leone, who missed more than half of the 2018 season with an upper arm irritation, will make $1.26 million this year. He was at $1.1 million in 2018. Beset by right shoulder problems much of the 2018 season, Ozuna, 28, hit .280 with 23 homers (13 at Busch Stadium) and 88 runs batted in, and he led all major league left fielders in innings played. Ozuna also tied for the National League lead in go-ahead RBIs at 31 with the Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo. After a stint on the 10-day disabled list in late August, Ozuna returned to hit seven homers and drive in 19 runs in

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Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha faces the Pirates on June 3. He was injured later in the month, ending his season.

September. Ozuna figures to hit fourth in manager Mike Shildt’s lineup. Wacha is slotted as one of Shildt’s five starters and Leone, impressive at times early in the season, is one of several

righthanded relief candidates. General manager Michael Girsch said, “The arbitration process is designed to make a settlement. Our goal is never to go to arbitration and we’e happy

not to have it again.” The Cardinals have gone to arbitration just once since 1999, with Wacha going and losing in 2017. Both Ozuna and Wacha are eligible for free agency after the 2019 season, and Girsch said that the Cardinals didn’t have anything scheduled in the way of long-term talks with either so far. Nor, he said, do they with potential free agent Paul Goldschmidt, the first baseman acquired from Arizona in the offseason. “We’ll see how this year goes,” said Girsch. Referring, specifically to Ozuna and Goldschmidt, Girsch said, “We’ve got to get one guy (Ozuna) back feeling good and the other to experience how St. Louis is.” Having all their arbitration eligible players signed, Girsch said the Cardinals weren’t necessarily through for the offseason. “We continue to evaluate the free agent and trade markets,” he said. “Whether or not we make a move is always hard to say, but we’re still trying to improve the team.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the islands when his schedule allows. The Sony Open in Honolulu is more about work than play, and he’s having just as much fun. Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes to start his second round Friday, handled the par 5s at Waialae again and finished with another round of 7-under 63 to build a four-shot lead among the early starters. The round was not over at press time for this edition. “To shoot 7 under back-toback is unexpected, but awfully excited,” Kuchar said with the same smile he wears for most any occasion. Kuchar was at 14-under 126, matching the lowest 36-hole score of his PGA Tour career. He also had a 126 in Las Vegas a decade ago and wound up as the runner-up. He was four shots ahead of Chez Reavie (65) and Stewart Cink (62). Reavie didn’t get too caught up in his round either, though he conceded he might appreciate it more when it dawns on him what he did. He holed out for eagle three times from the fairway — a sand wedge from 101 yards on No. 10 at the start of his round; a 9-iron from 149 yards on No. 16; and a gap wedge from 135 yards on No. 6. The PGA Tour only began keeping hole-by-hole records in 1983, and no one had ever made three eagles in one round on par 4s since then. Reavie didn’t think all that much about it until he piped a drive on No. 8 and hit a wedge that covered the flag. “It was on a good line, and that was the only time it crossed my mind — ‘Wow, could we make another one?’” he said. “The other two, I just hit the shot I was trying to see and it was going at the hole. Never expected it to go in. It’s always a surprise when it disappears.” So odd was this round that Reavie made more eagles than birdies, and the one shot that made him think the ball might go in the hole led to a par. “Apparently, I need to go buy a lottery ticket today,” Reavie said. That would be a good idea, except Hawaii doesn’t have a lottery. For now, he has to figure out how to make up four shots on Kuchar. Cink made nine birdies in his round of 62. Marc Leishman (64) and Ted Potter Jr. (65) were at 9-under 131. Jordan Spieth would settle for a round like that. He was playing in the afternoon and probably needed a 65 just to make the cut in his 2019 debut after opening with a 73. Kuchar sometimes comes to Hawaii with his wife and two kids even when he’s not playing golf. He has been to five of the islands and plans to stay another few weeks after the Sony Open. He likes it better when he can play a few tournaments. He became eligible for the winners-only field at Kapalua last week by winning at another beach resort — Mayakoba — last year, opening with rounds of 6464, the kind of start he has enjoyed at Waialae. Clearly, the 40-year-old is in a better spot than when he had gone more than three years without winning and was left off the Ryder Cup team for the first time in 10 years. He felt as though he was grinding too hard, and that’s not a trait he wears well.

CURRY EVENT SCRAPPED

The PGA Tour has pulled the plug on a new tournament hosted by Stephen Curry with time running short and details ranging from the golf course to sponsorship that could not be pulled together. “Due to a combination of factors, we are unable to bring a proposed event to San Francisco at this time,” the tour said this week in a statement. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the development, and Curry told the newspaper he isn’t giving up on the idea. “We are still committed to bringing an event to San Francisco,” Curry said. “It just won’t be this year.”


SPORTS

01.12.2019 • Saturday • M 2

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B5

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Kuchar has lead after 63 Friday Repeat score has him at 14 under ASSOCIATED PRESS

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David Phelps and the Blue Jays agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that could be worth $13.75 million over two seasons.

Phelps gets deal with Toronto Hazelwood West grad coming back from elbow surgery

(2012-14), Miami (2015-17) and the Mariners, Phelps is 30-33 with a 3.89 ERA and five saves in 64 starts and 164 relief appearances.

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Russell, Cubs have deal • Suspended shortstop Addison Russell and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $3.4 million, oneyear contract, a relatively small $200,000 raise for a player whose relationship with the team appeared strained after a domestic violence suspension. Russell accepted a 40-game suspension last October for violating baseball’s domestic violence policy following allegations made by his ex-wife. He missed the final 11 regularseason games plus the wild-card playoff loss and will be eligible to return May 3, barring postponements. Kris Bryant agreed to a $12.9 million, one-year deal, a raise from $10.85 million. Also agreeing to one-year deals were Javier Baez ($5.2 million), Kyle Schwarber ($3.4 million) and pitchers Kyle Hendricks ($7.4 million), Carl Edwards Jr. ($1.5 million) and Mike Montgomery ($2.4 million).

Righthander David Phelps and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that could be worth $13.75 million over two seasons, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced. Phelps, a 32-year-old free agent who went to Hazelwood West, is coming back from Tommy John surgery. He can earn an additional $3.25 million in performance bonuses this year as part of the agreement, and the Blue Jays have a $1 million team option for 2020 that could escalate to $8 million depending on appearances and games finished this year. He tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching arm on March 17 in a spring training outing for Seattle against the Los Angeles Angels, and he had surgery March 26. Phelps was 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 10 relief appearances in 2017 for Seattle, which acquired him from Miami that July 20. He had a $5.55 million salary last season. During six major league seasons with the New York Yankees

Dodgers trade for Martin • Los Angeles reacquired catcher Russell Martin on Friday in a trade with Toronto, days after Yasmani Grandal left for a deal with Milwaukee. Los Angeles obtained the 35-year-old Canadian from the

Blue Jays for minor leaguers Andrew Sopko, a righthander, and Ronny Brito, an infielder. Toronto is sending cash to offset some of the $20 million Martin is owed in the final season of his contract. A four-time All-Star, Martin was with the Dodgers from 2006-10 and helped lead Los Angeles to three playoff appearances. He signed with the New York Yankees as a free agent after the 2010 season and spent two seasons in the Bronx before playing two seasons with Pittsburgh and four with Toronto. He started 71 games at catcher and 21 at third base last year, hitting .194 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs. DeGrom gets $17 million • NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration. It also set a mark for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the third time. Fellow Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard agreed to a $6 million deal, doubling his salary. DeGrom led the majors with a 1.70 ERA in 217 innings and was selected to his second All-Star Game. The righthander went 10-9 with 269 strikeouts in 32 remarkably consistent starts for a

team that finished 77-85. Yankees get LeMahieu • Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The 30-year-old LeMahieu spent the previous eight seasons with Colorado at hitter-friendly Coors Field and won the NL batting title in 2016 with a .348 average. He hit .276 last year with 15 homers and 62 RBIs, and he won his second straight Gold Glove and third overall. New York outfielder Aaron Hicks agreed to a $6 million, one-year contract that avoided arbitration and more than doubled his salary from $2.8 million. Other news • The Nationals avoided arbitration with two star infielders, reaching an $18.8 million deal with Anthony Rendon and a $3.7 million agreement with Trea Turner. ... The Marlins avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto by agreeing to a $5.9 million deal with the AllStar catcher. ... Knuckleballer Steven Wright and the Red Sox agreed to a one-year contract for $1,375,000, a raise of $275,000. ... Lefthander Will Smith reached agreement on a $4.2 million contract with the Giants.

Cardinals reach one-year deals with three of their players CARDINALS • FROM B1

million. The agreement calls for Wacha to receive $100,000 more if he pitches at least 175 innings. He made $5.3 million in 2018 when, seemingly headed to the All-Star Game, he was 8-2 by June 20 before suffering a left oblique strain that ended his big-league season. He tried to come back through a minor league rehabilitation option but encountered more discomfort and had to be sidelined for the rest of the season. Leone, who missed more than half of the 2018 season with an upper arm irritation, will make $1.26 million this year. He was at $1.1 million in 2018. Beset by right shoulder problems much of the 2018 season, Ozuna, 28, hit .280 with 23 homers (13 at Busch Stadium) and 88 runs batted in, and he led all major league left fielders in innings played. Ozuna also tied for the National League lead in go-ahead RBIs at 31 with the Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo. After a stint on the 10-day disabled list in late August, Ozuna returned to hit seven homers and drive in 19 runs in

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Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha faces the Pirates on June 3. He was injured later in the month, ending his season.

September. Ozuna figures to hit fourth in manager Mike Shildt’s lineup. Wacha is slotted as one of Shildt’s five starters and Leone, impressive at times early in the season, is one of several

righthanded relief candidates. General manager Michael Girsch said, “The arbitration process is designed to make a settlement. Our goal is never to go to arbitration and we’e happy

not to have it again.” The Cardinals have gone to arbitration just once since 1999, with Wacha going and losing in 2017. Both Ozuna and Wacha are eligible for free agency after the 2019 season, and Girsch said that the Cardinals didn’t have anything scheduled in the way of long-term talks with either so far. Nor, he said, do they with potential free agent Paul Goldschmidt, the first baseman acquired from Arizona in the offseason. “We’ll see how this year goes,” said Girsch. Referring, specifically to Ozuna and Goldschmidt, Girsch said, “We’ve got to get one guy (Ozuna) back feeling good and the other to experience how St. Louis is.” Having all their arbitration eligible players signed, Girsch said the Cardinals weren’t necessarily through for the offseason. “We continue to evaluate the free agent and trade markets,” he said. “Whether or not we make a move is always hard to say, but we’re still trying to improve the team.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the islands when his schedule allows. The Sony Open is more about work than play, and he’s having just as much fun. Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes to start his second round Friday, handled the par 5s at Waialae again and finished with another round of 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Andrew Putnam. “To shoot 7 under back-toback is unexpected, but awfully excited,” Kuchar said with the same smile he wears for most any occasion. Kuchar was at 14-under 126, matching the lowest 36-hole score of his PGA Tour career. He also had a 126 in Las Vegas in 2008. Putnam, playing in the afternoon, had a bogey-free 65 and was one shot behind. Chez Reavie (65) and Stewart Cink (62) were four behind. Jordan Spieth had a short week after a long break from golf. In his 2019 debut, Spieth had a 66 and missed the cut by one shot. Needing to birdie the last four holes to qualify for the weekend, Spieth ran off two birdies, missed a 10-foot birdie putt and then narrowly missed chipping in for eagle. “I loved the fight,” Spieth said. “I feel like I was trying to win the tournament trying to make the cut, which is not something I want to get used to.” He returns in two weeks at Torrey Pines. No one had a more memorable round than Reavie. He holed out for eagle three times from the fairway — a sand wedge from 101 yards on No. 10 at the start of his round; a 9-iron from 149 yards on No. 16; and a gap wedge from 135 yards on No. 6. The PGA Tour only began keeping hole-by-hole records in 1983, and no one had ever made three eagles in one round on par 4s since then. Reavie didn’t think all that much about it until he piped a drive on No. 8 and hit a wedge that covered the flag. “It was on a good line, and that was the only time it crossed my mind — ‘Wow, could we make another one?’” he said. “The other two, I just hit the shot I was trying to see and it was going at the hole. Never expected it to go in. It’s always a surprise when it disappears.” So odd was this round that Reavie made more eagles than birdies, and the one shot that made him think the ball might go in the hole led to a par. “Apparently, I need to go buy a lottery ticket today,” Reavie said. That would be a good idea, except Hawaii doesn’t have a lottery. For now, he has to figure out how to make up four shots on Kuchar. Cink made nine birdies in his round of 62. Marc Leishman (64) and Ted Potter Jr. (65) were at 9-under 131 Kuchar sometimes comes to Hawaii with his wife and two kids even when he’s not playing golf. He has been to five of the islands, and plans to stay another few weeks after the Sony Open. He likes it better when he can play a few tournaments. He became eligible for the winners-only field at Kapalua last week by winning at another beach resort — Mayakoba — last year, opening with rounds of 6464, the kind of start he has enjoyed at Waialae.

CURRY EVENT SCRAPPED

The PGA Tour has pulled the plug on a new tournament hosted by Stephen Curry with time running short and details ranging from the golf course to sponsorship that could not be pulled together. “Due to a combination of factors, we are unable to bring a proposed event to San Francisco at this time,” the tour said this week in a statement. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the development, and Curry told the newspaper he isn’t giving up on the idea. “We are still committed to bringing an event to San Francisco,” Curry said. “It just won’t be this year.”


NHL

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NHL STANDINGS WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Nashville Winnipeg Dallas Colorado Minnesota Blues Chicago Pacific Calgary San Jose Vegas Anaheim Edmonton Vancouver Arizona Los Angeles

GP 46 44 45 44 43 42 46 GP 45 46 47 44 44 46 43 45

W 27 28 23 20 22 18 16 W 28 26 27 19 21 20 19 17

L 15 14 18 16 18 20 22 L 13 13 16 17 20 21 21 25

OT 4 2 4 8 3 4 8 OT 4 7 4 8 3 5 3 3

Pts GF 58 142 58 152 50 120 48 151 47 122 40 118 40 134 Pts GF 60 162 59 163 58 142 46 105 45 124 45 131 41 112 37 100

GA Home 116 15-7-0 125 16-6-2 119 14-5-2 141 9-6-5 120 11-7-3 133 11-13-2 167 8-10-5 GA Home 129 13-4-4 140 15-4-4 124 15-4-3 129 10-6-8 141 11-9-1 147 9-9-2 121 8-12-2 134 10-13-1

Away Div 12-8-4 7-4-0 12-8-0 9-6-0 9-13-2 4-5-1 11-10-3 4-5-3 11-11-0 8-4-1 7-7-2 5-7-3 8-12-3 9-4-3 Away Div 15-9-0 7-5-1 11-9-3 10-3-3 12-12-1 11-4-2 9-11-0 5-6-3 10-11-2 6-8-1 11-12-3 6-5-2 11-9-1 6-6-1 7-12-2 8-8-1

L 8 13 15 15 17 17 23 23 L 12 13 15 14 18 19 20 22

OT 2 2 4 6 5 8 5 7 OT 4 6 3 4 5 7 7 6

Pts 70 58 54 52 51 42 39 39 Pts 58 54 53 52 47 41 39 38

GA 125 119 114 125 139 151 174 158 GA 126 123 133 114 127 149 146 157

Away 15-4-2 15-5-1 9-9-4 9-10-3 12-8-3 9-11-3 6-14-1 7-11-3 Away 14-6-2 11-5-4 13-7-1 14-8-1 9-11-1 6-13-2 5-15-3 8-12-3

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Tampa Bay Toronto Boston Buffalo Montreal Florida Ottawa Detroit Metropolitan Washington Pittsburgh Columbus NY Islanders Carolina NY Rangers New Jersey Philadelphia

GP 44 43 44 44 45 42 45 46 GP 43 43 43 42 44 43 43 44

W 34 28 25 23 23 17 17 16 W 27 24 25 24 21 17 16 16

GF 183 156 128 128 135 134 142 128 GF 153 152 139 128 117 119 125 121

Home 19-4-0 13-8-1 16-6-0 14-5-3 11-9-2 8-6-5 11-9-4 9-12-4 Home 13-6-2 13-8-2 12-8-2 10-6-3 12-7-4 11-6-5 11-5-4 8-10-3

Div 11-2-0 6-4-2 11-6-1 8-5-3 7-5-4 8-4-3 6-8-2 4-8-4 Div 9-3-1 7-5-1 8-5-1 11-4-1 7-6-2 2-6-3 5-6-1 4-7-1

Friday Carolina 4, Buffalo 3 Winnipeg 4, Detroit 2 Florida at Calgary, late Pittsburgh at Anaheim, late Thursday Blues 4, Montreal 1 Columbus 4, Nashville 3, OT NY Islanders 4, NY Rangers 3 Washington 4, Boston 2 Toronto 4, New Jersey 2 Philadelphia 2, Dallas 1 Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 1 Minnesota 3, Winnipeg 2 Edmonton 4, Florida 3, SO Arizona 4, Vancouver 3, OT San Jose 3, Vegas 2 Ottawa 4, Los Angeles 1 Saturday Philadelphia at New Jersey, noon NY Rangers at NY Islanders, noon Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. Columbus at Washington, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Colorado at Montreal, 6 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Vegas at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Blues at Dallas, 8 p.m. Arizona at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Ottawa at San Jose, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Nashville at Carolina, 11:30 a.m. NY Rangers at Columbus, 5 p.m. Anaheim at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Florida at Vancouver, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at NY Islanders, 6 p.m. Arizona at Calgary, 8:30 p.m.

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

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Buffalo’s Jason Pominville (29) reaches for the puck with Carolina’s Teuvo Teravainen and teammate Jeff Skinner (53) in the first period Friday. The host Hurricanes won 4-3.

Blues put Thomas on injured reserve Forward hurt shoulder early in Thursday’s game BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Add another first for Blues rookie Robert Thomas in his fledgling NHL career: He’ll miss a game to injury for the first time on Saturday. And it won’t be just one. Thomas was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury Friday and did not accompany the team when it headed out for a four-game trip. Thomas left the game in the first period Thursday when he slid hard into the end boards and hit them with his shoulder. He slowly made his way to the bench and then, after a short time there, headed to the dressing room and was done for the game. No estimate was given on Thomas’ return; interim coach Craig Berube said he would be out for “a little bit.” Also not making that trip will be another center, Tyler Bozak, who has missed three games with a concussion. He was also placed on injured reserve Friday and is eligible to return Monday. (Players on IR must sit out at least seven days.) Forward Alexander Steen, who was put on injured reserve Tuesday with a left shoulder injury and is supposed to be out until at least Jan. 22, will make the trip. Thomas’ injury came in the same period where he scored his fifth goal of the season, jamming in a rebound in front of the net. Thomas has 14 points this season, putting him tied for 13th among rookies. His game has picked up when he was moved from center to the wing, though he has been back at center since Bozak got hurt. “It’s a tough blow for the team, too, because he’s an important player on our team,” Berube said. “He was coming around, he was getting more ice, powerplay time, scored a power-play goal. It’s unfortunate that happened.” The Blues have not called anyone up from San Antonio and have 12 healthy forwards at the moment but have two open spots on the roster after putting Thomas and Bozak on injured reserve. The Rampage played at home Friday night, and with the Blues playing in Dallas on Saturday, it would be easy enough to have someone go from San Antonio to Dallas after the game Saturday morning and then join the team on the rest of the trip.

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

NHL SUMMARIES Hurricanes 4, Sabres 3 Buffalo 1 1 1 — 3 Carolina 1 3 0 — 4 First Period: 1, Carolina, Ferland 13 (Slavin, Teravainen), 10:25. 2, Buffalo, Skinner 30 (Reinhart, Dahlin), 19:39 (pp). Penalties: Ristolainen, BUF, (delay of game), 12:09; Maenalanen, CAR, (tripping), 19:31. Second Period: 3, Carolina, Williams 12 (van Riemsdyk), 4:30. 4, Buffalo, Pominville 10 (Rodrigues, Dahlin), 5:00. 5, Carolina, Aho 17 (Ferland), 5:42. 6, Carolina, Aho 18 (Teravainen, Ferland), 12:27. Penalties: Svechnikov, CAR, (hooking), 1:51; Larsson, BUF, (roughing), 16:41; Faulk, CAR, served by Ferland, (roughing), 16:41; Faulk, CAR, (roughing), 16:41; Okposo, BUF, (holding), 19:25. Third Period: 7, Buffalo, Okposo 7 (Larsson, Scandella), 16:48. Penalties: Martinook, CAR, (tripping), 7:34. Shots: Buffalo 12-8-13: 33. Carolina 9-11-10: 30. Power-plays: Buffalo 1 of 4; Carolina 0 of 2. Goalies: Buffalo, Hutton 14-13-3 (30 shots-26 saves). Carolina, McElhinney 11-5-1 (33-30). A: 17,199.

Jets 4, Red Wings 2 Detroit 0 1 1 — 2 Winnipeg 2 1 1 — 4 First Period: 1, Winnipeg, Tanev 10 (Perreault, Lowry), 0:13. 2, Winnipeg, Wheeler 8 (Connor, Scheifele), 19:58. Penalties: None. Second Period: 3, Winnipeg, Little 9 (Connor), 4:51. 4, Detroit, Glendening 6 (Hronek, Helm), 10:03 (sh). Penalties: de la Rose, DET, (holding), 3:50; Trouba, WPG, (interference), 4:10; Jensen, DET, (delay of game), 8:12; Little, WPG, (tripping), 18:38. Third Period: 5, Detroit, Cholowski 7 (Kronwall, Nielsen), 6:50 (pp). 6, Winnipeg, Connor 16 (Wheeler, Trouba), 19:00. Penalties: Chiarot, WPG, (holding stick), 6:14; Trouba, WPG, (delay of game), 11:38; Kronwall, DET, (holding), 15:19. Shots: Detroit 9-15-11: 35. Winnipeg 10-9-8: 27. Power-plays: Detroit 1 of 4; Winnipeg 0 of 3. Goalies: Detroit, Bernier 5-11-2 (26 shots-23 saves). Winnipeg, Brossoit 9-1-1 (35-33). A: 15,321.

SCORING LEADERS Through Thursday’s games Player, team GP N. Kucherov, TBL 44 M. Rantanen, COL 44 C. McDavid, EDM 43 N. MacKinnon, COL 44 J. Gaudreau, CGY 45 B. Point, TBL 44 P. Kane, CHI 45 M. Marner, TOR 43 B. Wheeler, WPG 43 M. Scheifele, WPG 43 L. Draisaitl, EDM 44 S. Monahan, CGY 45 S. Crosby, PIT 40 D. Pastrnak, BOS 44 G. Landeskog, COL 44 E. Lindholm, CGY 45 M. Tkachuk, CGY 45 J. Tavares, TOR 43 B. Burns, SJS 46 A. Ovechkin, WSH 43 S. Stamkos, TBL 44 J. Eichel, BUF 40 M. Stone, OTT 45 C. Giroux, PHI 44 P. Kessel, PIT 43 B. Marchand, BOS 43 A. Panarin, CBJ 41 M. Rielly, TOR 43 J. Huberdeau, FLA 42 S. Aho, CAR 43 E. Malkin, PIT 43 N. Backstrom, WSH 42 C. Atkinson, CBJ 42 A. Barkov, FLA 42 T. Seguin, DAL 45 M. Giordano, CGY 43 J. Skinner, BUF 43 E. Pettersson, VAN 38 M. Duchene, OTT 37 R. O’Reilly, STL 42 L. Couture, SJS 46 D. Larkin, DET 45 M. Barzal, NYI 42 J. Carlson, WSH 42 E. Karlsson, SJS 44 T. Meier, SJS 43 J. Toews, CHI 46 S. Reinhart, BUF 43 A. Matthews, TOR 29 M. Hoffman, FLA 42 Z. Parise, MIN 42 J. Guentzel, PIT 43 A. Radulov, DAL 35 R. Nugent-Hopkins, EDM 44 M. Domi, MTL 45 M. Granlund, MIN 43 R. Johansen, NSH 46

G 21 20 26 26 26 28 24 16 7 24 23 23 20 25 27 21 20 29 8 32 23 15 20 14 17 16 15 13 11 16 13 11 24 17 17 6 29 22 18 16 16 18 13 6 3 18 18 9 20 20 19 18 14 14 14 12 8

A 51 48 40 40 40 32 34 41 48 30 31 31 33 27 24 30 31 21 42 17 26 34 28 34 30 31 32 33 35 29 32 34 19 26 26 37 13 20 24 26 26 23 28 35 38 22 22 31 19 19 20 21 25 25 25 27 31

P 72 68 66 66 66 60 58 57 55 54 54 54 53 52 51 51 51 50 50 49 49 49 48 48 47 47 47 46 46 45 45 45 43 43 43 43 42 42 42 42 42 41 41 41 41 40 40 40 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 39

M 1 • SATURDAY • 01.12.2019

BLUES AT DALLAS

When, where • 8 p.m. Saturday, American Airlines Center TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) About the Stars • Four days after defeating the Blues 3-1 in St. Louis, the Stars play host to their Central Division rivals. This contest begins a six-game homestand for Dallas (23-18-4), which lost Thursday in Philadelphia 2-1. Tyler Seguin, who scored twice Tuesday against the Blues, leads the Stars in scoring with 43 points on 17 goals and 26 assists. The Stars are in the NHL’s top 10 in faceoffs (fourth, 52.2 percent), goalsagainst average (sixth, 2.64) and penalty killing (ninth, 83.1 percent). They’re just outside the top 10 on the power play (11th, 83.1 percent). But they have trouble scoring consistently, ranking 26th with a 2.67 goals per game average. Former Blue Ben Bishop is expected to start in goal. Jim Thomas

Thursday, when Blais, now 22, slipped past a defender and came in alone on one of his childhood heroes and beat him for the goal that made it 4-1 midway through the period and sealed the win for the Blues. “It was a great feeling,” Blais said. “It was my hometown team when I was a kid. It was nice to get one against Price too. It was a good feeling.” Blais has played in only 29 games in his NHL career, but three of them have been against Montreal. (The only team he’s seen more is Winnipeg.) The goal Thursday was his second – he scored against Minnesota last season – so that’s one more distinction to it. “When the game started, you see Price in the net,” Blais said, “so it’s very impressive because I was watching him play when I was a kid. It was a great win last night and having a goal against Montreal is nice.”

BLUENOTES

Carl Gunnarsson’s assist on Oskar Sundqvist’s short-handed goal was the 100th of Gunnarsson’s NHL career. … With 19 letters in his roster name of Mackenzie MacEachern, the Blues rookie forward is tied for the longest name in franchise history, with Vladimir Chebaturkin and Konstantin Shafronov. Just missing out is Jamie Langenbrunner, who has the franchise’s longest last name but was, alas, given a five-letter first name.

Hurricanes get lucky bounces in win over Sabres

When Blues forward Sammy Blais was playing street hockey as a kid in Montmagny, Quebec, he would sometimes have to play goalie and when he did, he was pretending to be Carey Price. Fast forward from that 11-year-old, which was how old Blais was when Price made his NHL debut with Montreal, to

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Sundqvist shows huge improvement

Sebastian Aho scored two goals off the skates of Buffalo defensemen, and the host Carolina Hurricanes held on to beat the Sabres 4-3 on Friday night, spoiling Jeff Skinner’s return to Raleigh. Micheal Ferland had a deflected goal and two assists, Justin Williams also scored and Teuvo Teravainen added two assists. The Hurricanes scored three goals in 7:27 of the second period and have won five of six for the first time this season to move within five points of a playoff spot. Skinner scored his 30th goal in his first game against Carolina since he was traded to the Sabres. Jason Pominville also scored and Kyle Okposo pulled Buffalo within one with a deflected goal of his own with 3:12 remaining.

NOTEBOOK

Nash to retire • Rick Nash has decided to retire at 34 because of unresolved symptoms from a concussion he suffered in March. Nash scored 437 goals and had 368 assists for 805 points in 1,060 regular-season NHL games. The first overall draft pick in 2002, he played 15 seasons, nine with the Columbus Blue Jackets and five-plus with the New York Rangers, then finished with the Boston Bruins. More technology on the way • The NHL this week tested puck and player tracking for the first time in regular-season games, with plans to have it place across the league next season. The NHL will join and perhaps surpass the NFL with real-time tracking technology it hopes will have broad ramifications for teams, players and fans. An overwhelming amount of data will soon be available for analytics, broadcasters and gamblers as expanded sports betting takes hold following last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way. “It’s going to change the game in a big way,” said Dave Lehanski, NHL senior vice president of business development. “We’re going to go from tracking or capturing maybe about 350 events per game now — shot, pass, hit, save — to 10,000. That alone at the end of the day, you’re going to have a massive amount of new data that no one has ever seen before.” Microchips were added to player shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week, against the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. Fourteen antennas in the rafters and four more at the suite level tracked movement through radio frequencies and relayed the data to suite 46, where league and Players’ Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, betting companies and TV rights holders were watching along with a handful of reporters. Other news • Arizona has placed center Brad Richardson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The Coyotes also acquired center Jordan Weal from Philadelphia for minor league defenseman Jacob Graves and a sixth-round draft pick this year. ... Pittsburgh gave goaltender Casey DeSmith a threeyear contract extension for an average annual value of $1.25 million.

Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

BLUES • FROM B1

goals, which may make what he did this summer a template for future summers. “I took a couple weeks off,” he said Friday, “and started my journey to be a regular player for the Blues and to play every game.” When he resumed his training, he took the plan given him by Blues strength coach Eric Renaghan, combined it with a program with his trainer in Sweden, and went to work. A lot. The routines he did weren’t that different, but the amount of them was. “I didn’t have a lot of days off,” he said. “I went to the gym almost every day and I’m happy that it paid off. Usually I’d done it five times a week, now it was six, seven times a week. Almost every day I went to the gym and it paid off.” The other thing he changed was his diet. He cut back on junk food and starches. “More eating chicken and vegetables, meat and vegetables,” he said. “Never having potatoes and stuff like that. Just sticking to protein and vegetables. “I like all the junk food, mostly when I eat it. It’s not because I really want it, I just want to eat something different. It wasn’t hard to get rid of it.” It didn’t take long for Sundqvist to feel like a new man. “I felt a big difference,” he said. “As soon as we stepped on the ice at the end of summer, I felt it right away. This was working out really good for me.” The Blues had a long list of candidates for their fourth line at the start of camp, and based on the season before, Sundqvist seemed an outsider. His chances got slimmer when he was leveled by Washington’s Tom Wilson in the final preseason game and started the season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, a concussion and facial cuts. He missed the first eight games of the season, but when he was ready to go, Yeo put him in the lineup. In his second game, Sundqvist had an assist and in his third game, he got just what he needed most: a goal. He then took it one further: He got a second goal. “I knew I had to be faster and stronger and my thought was to get a couple of goals early to get the confidence going, too, and get it rolling and that’s exactly what happened,” he said. “It worked out really well. I’ve been riding on that wave I got from the Vegas game with the two goals. It’s been working out real good.” Sundqvist became a regular on the

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Oskar Sundqvist (right) of the Blues and Montreal’s Artturi Lehkonen battle for the puck along the boards during the first period Thursday night.

fourth line, playing with Ivan Barbashev and a rotating cast of characters. (Nine Blues have been the third member of that line.) Sundqvist’s level of play rose to the point where, on Monday in Philadelphia, he was put on the power play and then on Thursday against Montreal, he was moved up to the third line, a big jump in expectations. With an abundance of penalties in the Montreal game, Sundqvist, playing on both special teams and with Robert Thomas’ injury, played 19 minutes, 2 seconds, a career high and more than seven minutes over what he was averaging coming into the game. “When I’ve got bumped up to the third line,” he said, “you just have to keep doing what you’ve been doing. You can’t change anything, because that’s not why you got a bigger role. You got a bigger role because of what you’ve been doing. You just have to keep doing that.” “He’s done a great job,” interim coach Craig Berube said. “He’s showing that he can play in all situations for us right now and we used him.” Just past the halfway mark of the season, the bubble doesn’t seem to be bursting for Sundqvist. “It’s been really good,” he said. “It’s been better than I hoped for. I’ve been putting a lot of time to be prepared during the summer and it’s been paying off.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com


NBA

01.12.2019 • Saturday • M 1

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B7

Beal helps Wizards get victory over Bucks

NBA SUMMARIES

FROM NEWS SERVICES

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington’s Bradley Beal shoots against Milwaukee on Friday night. Beal, the former Chaminade Prep star, had 32 points, seven assists and three steals in the Wizards’ 113-106 home victory.

NBA STANDINGS WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Houston San Antonio New Orleans Dallas Memphis Northwest Denver Oklahoma City Portland Utah Minnesota Pacific Golden State LA Clippers LA Lakers Sacramento Phoenix

W 24 25 20 20 19 W 28 25 25 21 20 W 27 24 23 21 10

L 17 18 22 22 22 L 12 16 17 21 22 L 14 17 19 21 33

Pct .585 .581 .476 .463 .463 Pct .700 .610 .595 .500 .476 Pct .659 .585 .548 .500 .233

GB — — 4½ 4½ 5 GB — 3½ 4 8 9 GB — 3 4½ 6½ 18

L10 8-2 7-3 5-5 5-5 3-7 L10 7-3 4-6 7-3 6-4 6-4 L10 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-6 2-8

Str W-1 W-1 W-3 W-2 W-1 Str W-2 L-3 W-3 W-1 L-1 Str W-2 L-1 W-2 W-1 L-1

Home 15-6 18-5 15-6 16-4 11-9 Home 17-3 13-6 17-7 9-8 14-7 Home 16-6 14-6 14-8 12-10 6-17

Away 9-11 7-13 5-16 4-18 8-13 Away 11-9 12-10 8-10 12-13 6-15 Away 11-8 10-11 9-11 9-11 4-16

Conf 15-12 18-13 11-13 12-17 13-14 Conf 17-7 15-13 14-14 12-12 10-16 Conf 16-10 17-12 16-13 12-18 6-20

Pct .727 .628 .610 .477 .238 Pct .500 .475 .419 .415 .310 Pct .707 .667 .425 .244 .186

GB — 4½ 5½ 11 21 GB — 1 3½ 3½ 8 GB — 1½ 11½ 19 22

L10 7-3 6-4 7-3 6-4 1-9 L10 6-4 4-6 5-5 3-7 4-6 L10 7-3 8-2 2-8 3-7 0-10

Str W-4 L-2 L-1 L-1 L-3 Str W-1 L-1 W-2 L-4 W-1 Str L-1 W-1 L-4 L-5 L-12

Home 18-4 18-4 15-5 11-11 4-13 Home 10-12 14-8 13-7 10-11 7-10 Home 19-4 14-5 11-10 5-16 5-17

Away 14-8 9-12 10-11 10-12 6-19 Away 10-8 5-13 5-18 7-13 6-19 Away 10-8 14-9 6-13 5-15 3-18

Conf 21-7 18-13 17-8 15-12 6-23 Conf 11-14 17-12 11-16 12-10 10-20 Conf 19-7 22-7 12-16 7-18 7-22

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Toronto Philadelphia Boston Brooklyn New York Southeast Miami Charlotte Washington Orlando Atlanta Central Milwaukee Indiana Detroit Chicago Cleveland

W 32 27 25 21 10 W 20 19 18 17 13 W 29 28 17 10 8

L 12 16 16 23 32 L 20 21 25 24 29 L 12 14 23 31 35

Sacramento 112, Detroit 102

Friday Atlanta 123, Philadelphia 121 Washington 113, Milwaukee 106 Indiana 121, New York 106 Toronto 122, Brooklyn 105 Dallas 119, Minnesota 115 Houston 141, Cleveland 113 Charlotte at Portland, late LA Lakers at Utah, late Chicago at Golden State, late

Saturday Detroit at LA Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Memphis at Miami, 4 p.m. Boston at Orlando, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 9 p.m.

Thursday Miami 115, Boston 99 Denver 121, LA Clippers 100 San Antonio 154, Oklahoma City 147, 2OT

Sunday Philadelphia at New York, noon Toronto at Washington, noon

Milwaukee at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. Houston at Orlando, 5 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 6 p.m. Portland at Denver, 7 p.m. Cleveland at LA Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Monday Boston at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m. Charlotte at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Utah, 8 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 9 p.m. New Orleans at LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Bradley Beal scored 32 points, Tomas Satoransky had his first career triple-double and the host Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 on Friday night. With Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined by hip and quad injuries, Washington came out aggressively and never trailed after the opening two minutes. The Wizards finished with 18 3-pointers, matching the franchise record. Satoransky, starting at point guard in place of the injured John Wall, had 18 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and 10 assists, the last coming on an alley-oop to Beal with 1:43 remaining that put the Wizards ahead 111-101.

TODAY

TONIGHT

Occasional, wet snow WIND ENE 7-14 mph

SUNDAY

Cloudy with a bit Remaining cloudy of snow WIND WIND NNE 8-16 mph N 7-14 mph

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WIND NW 4-8 mph

WIND SW 6-12 mph

WIND SSE 4-8 mph

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

We continue to roll in the middle of a major winter storm. The snowfall rates will lighten up, but another couple of inches is possible in some spots today into tonight. The snow will end early Sunday.

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Peoria 34/26

74

Macomb 32/26 Bloomington 32/23

Kirksville 32/25

Quincy 33/26

55

Urbana 33/26

Decatur 33/27 Springfield 57 34/28 Effingham 70 55 35/30

35

Columbia 70 35/28 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 34/29 City 39/33 35/29 Union 55 36/30 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 35/29 38/32 Farmington 38/29 Cape Girardeau 39/34 Springfield 37/29 Poplar Bluff West Plains 40/35 55 38/31

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RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Fri. Change

Location

Missouri River Kansas City Jefferson City Hermann Washington St. Charles Mississippi River Hannibal Louisiana Dam 24 Dam 25 Grafton M.Price, Pool M.Price, Tail. St. Louis Chester Cape Girardeau Illinois River La Salle Peoria Beardstown

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357.70 361.81 496.01 659.04 708.98 661.48 915.81 843.97 603.20 409.37 609.90 447.48

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Absent Absent Absent Low - 716

Source: St. Louis County Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to heat.

Friday Month to date Normal month to date Since July 1 Normal since July 1

36 286 367 2146 2128

RealFeel Temperature® Today An exclusive index of effective temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

23° 4 p.m.

19° 8 p.m.

UV Index Today Shown is the highest value of the day.

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Today’s Air Quality

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Skywatch Rise

Set

7:19 a.m. 11:07 a.m.

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Last Quarter

New Moon

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Minneapolis 32/23

OFF 206 126 93 124 202 92 133 147 136 102

DEF 389 446 445 366 312 394 306 371 367 376

G 33 32 32 37 42 41 40 42 41 34

PCT .654 .641 .632 .626 .621 .606 .601 .600 .588 .584 TOT 595 572 538 490 514 486 439 518 503 478

AVG 14.9 14.0 13.4 13.2 12.8 12.8 12.5 12.3 12.3 12.0

AST 353 308 279 318 347 327 303 307 298 243

AVG 10.7 9.6 8.7 8.6 8.3 8.0 7.6 7.3 7.3 7.1

Chicago 33/28 Denver 37/18

Toronto 25/11 Detroit 33/22 New York 32/25 Washington 36/31

Kansas City 33/25

Los Angeles 60/47

Atlanta 42/38

El Paso 57/37 Chihuahua 65/36

Houston 68/40 Miami 78/67

Monterrey 75/50

Cold front

Warm front

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Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Birmingham Boise Boston Charleston, S.C. Charleston, W.Va. Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Daytona Beach Denver Des Moines Destin, Fla. Detroit Hartford Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock

27/9/s 45/31/c 16/14/c 42/38/r 65/36/pc 33/28/sn 50/46/r 43/24/s 30/16/s 55/47/c 34/32/sn 43/33/r 33/28/sn 36/31/sn 33/26/sn 51/35/c 74/61/c 37/18/sn 33/22/sn 66/57/t 33/22/c 29/13/s 84/68/pc 68/40/pc 34/27/sn 33/25/sn 56/41/c 50/36/r

National Extremes

Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Cancun Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Mecca

Stationary front

Today Hi/Lo/W

High: 82 McAllen, Texas

City

Full Moon

30

G 40 41 40 37 40 38 35 42 41 40

FGA 356 259 399 479 372 297 431 518 311 308

AVG 33.9 28.9 28.9 28.4 27.3 27.3 26.9 26.9 26.6 25.9 25.1 25.1 24.8 24.2 23.5 22.6 22.2 22.1 21.6 21.3

Montreal 9/-4 Billings 45/27

Forecast index based on presence of manmade particulates affecting aspects of human health.

Sun Moon

Rebounds Drummond, DET Jordan, DAL Embiid, PHL Davis, NOR Capela, HOU Antetokounmpo, MIL Whiteside, MIA Gobert, UTA Towns, MIN Vucevic, ORL

PTS 1254 1070 866 1163 901 928 1077 1076 1010 1089 953 1003 770 1018 822 837 953 908 887 703

Winnipeg 18/14

Seattle 54/37

San Francisco 59/48

Heating Degree Days

3

FG 233 166 252 300 231 180 259 311 183 180

FT 347 267 137 286 218 180 319 203 239 253 215 187 156 153 178 100 218 177 82 113

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

2

FG Percentage Gobert, UTA Jordan, DAL Harrell, LAC Capela, HOU Sabonis, IND McGee, LAL Adams, OKC Ayton, PHX Favors, UTA Allen, Bro

FG 364 384 289 401 313 340 356 369 378 356 325 345 272 380 291 321 364 330 348 277

Shown are noon positions of precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Pollen Yesterday

1

G 37 37 30 41 33 34 40 40 38 42 38 40 31 42 35 37 43 41 41 33

A snowstorm will blanket areas from eastern Kansas to western Virginia in snow today. A mix of snow, ice and rain will occur from northern Arkansas to western North Carolina with rain farther south to the Gulf coast. Rain will soak Southern California for a time as showers dot South Florida. The northern tier and interior West will be dry.

Temperature High/low 34°/23° Normal high/low 40°/23° Last year high/low 65°/17° Record high 74° (1911) Record low -14° (1918) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Fri. 0.38” Month to date (normal) 0.48” (0.92”) Year to date (normal) 0.48” (0.92”) Record for this date 1.81” (1916)

0

Scoring Harden, HOU Davis, NOR Curry, GOL Durant, GOL Leonard, TOR James, LAL Embiid, PHL George, OKC Antetokounmpo, MIL Lillard, POR Griffin, DET Walker, CHA Booker, PHX Beal, WAS LaVine, CHI Irving, BOS DeRozan, SAN Towns, MIN Thompson, GOL Westbrook, OKC

Assists Westbrook, OKC Lowry, TOR Wall, WAS Harden, HOU Holiday, NOR Simmons, PHL Jokic, DEN Fox, SAC Young, ATL James, LAL

Feb. 7: Trade deadline, 2 p.m. CST. Feb. 16: 3-point, slam dunk contests, Charlotte, N.C. Feb. 17: NBA All-Star Game, Charlotte, N.C. March 1: Playoff eligibility waiver deadline. April 10: Regular season ends. April 13: Playoffs begin. May 14: Draft lottery, Chicago. May 14-19: Draft combine, Chicago. May 30: NBA Finals begin. June 20: NBA draft.

Statistics through 5 p.m. Friday

24° noon

Through Thursday’s games

Raptors 122, Nets 105

ALMANAC

22° 8 a.m.

NBA LEADERS

Brooklyn: Graham 2-7 0-0 5, Kurucs 1-3 2-2 4, Allen 4-7 1-2 9, Russell 10-19 2-2 24, Harris 2-7 2-2 7, Carroll 2-9 2-4 8, Faried 1-4 0-0 2, Williams 3-4 2-4 8, Davis 2-2 2-4 6, Napier 6-14 0-2 15, Dinwiddie 1-7 5-6 8, Pinson 3-5 2-2 9. Totals 37-88 20-30 105. Toronto: Leonard 9-18 0-1 20, Siakam 6-13 4-7 16, Ibaka 7-15 0-0 14, Lowry 1-3 1-2 4, Green 2-4 2-2 8, Miles 0-3 0-0 0, Anunoby 5-6 1-4 13, Powell 5-11 3-3 13, Boucher 1-4 0-0 2, Monroe 4-8 2-2 10, Wright 5-11 1-1 12, VanVleet 3-8 1-2 10, Richardson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 48-105 15-24 122. 35 18 22 30 — 105 Brooklyn Toronto 28 36 35 23 — 122 3-point goals: Brooklyn 11-30 (Napier 3-6, Russell 2-5, Carroll 2-5, Dinwiddie 1-1, Pinson 1-3, Harris 1-3, Graham 1-6, Kurucs 0-1), Toronto 11-35 (VanVleet 3-5, Green 2-3, Anunoby 2-3, Leonard 2-5, Lowry 1-3, Wright 1-3, Monroe 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Boucher 0-1, Miles 0-2, Siakam 0-2, Ibaka 0-3, Powell 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 54 (Allen 12), Toronto 55 (Leonard 11). Assists: Brooklyn 20 (Russell 9), Toronto 32 (Lowry 8). Total fouls: Brooklyn 21, Toronto 22. Technicals: Dinwiddie. A: 19,800 (19,800).

First Quarter

53 46

34

Forecast Temperature

3.23 -0.14 0.01 -0.18 15.27 +0.52

68

50 30

+0.31 -0.08 -0.09 +0.48 +0.29 +0.25 +0.54 +0.62 +0.10 -0.59

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TEMPERATURE TRENDS

58

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Meramec River Sullivan Valley Park Arnold Bourbeuse River Union Ohio River Cairo Lake Levels Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

16.99 -0.81 15.46 -0.19 16.04 -0.09

Daily Temperature 80

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Fri. Change

Location

15.63 -0.21 12.45 +0.71 14.50 +1.14 11.23 +0.92 17.09 +0.83

16 15 25 26 18 419 21 30 27 32

Pacers 121, Knicks 106

.com WEDNESDAY

Cleveland: Hood 2-7 2-2 6, Osman 6-10 3-3 15, Thompson 3-8 0-0 6, Sexton 4-10 5-5 14, Burks 5-10 2-2 13, Jones 3-6 3-4 12, Blossomgame 1-1 0-0 2, Zizic 6-8 6-6 18, Payne 3-9 2-2 9, Dellavedova 2-5 1-2 6, Clarkson 5-15 0-0 12. Totals 40-89 24-26 113. Houston: House Jr. 4-9 3-3 14, Tucker 4-6 0-0 10, Capela 7-8 5-7 19, Harden 12-24 11-11 43, Rivers 5-9 0-0 12, Ennis III 2-4 2-3 7, Chriss 2-6 0-0 4, Clark 3-6 0-0 8, Nene 2-2 0-0 4, Knight 2-8 8-8 12, Green 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 46-89 29-32 141. Cleveland 22 27 32 32 — 113 Houston 42 35 36 28 — 141 3-point goals: Cleveland 9-33 (Jones 3-5, Clarkson 2-8, Sexton 1-2, Dellavedova 1-3, Burks 1-4, Payne 1-6, Hood 0-2, Osman 0-3), Houston 20-52 (Harden 8-16, House Jr. 3-7, Tucker 2-4, Clark 2-4, Green 2-5, Rivers 2-6, Ennis III 1-3, Chriss 0-2, Knight 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Cleveland 39 (Zizic 8), Houston 45 (Harden 10). Assists: Cleveland 24 (Payne, Sexton 5), Houston 28 (Harden 12). Total fouls: Cleveland 24, Houston 18. Technicals: Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Defensive three second). A: 18,055 (18,500).

Indiana: Bogdanovic 5-12 2-2 15, Young 6-14 0-0 13, Sabonis 9-14 4-4 22, Oladipo 8-13 0-0 19, Collison 3-7 1-1 7, McDermott 4-7 2-2 12, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Leaf 3-4 0-0 6, O’Quinn 3-4 0-0 6, Holiday 1-2 0-0 3, Sumner 0-0 0-0 0, Joseph 3-4 0-0 6, Evans 4-12 2-2 12. Totals 49-94 11-11 121. New York: Knox 5-10 2-2 14, Vonleh 5-6 0-0 12, Kornet 1-7 0-0 3, Mudiay 8-18 2-2 21, Hardaway Jr. 4-11 2-3 12, Thomas 1-3 0-0 2, Hezonja 4-12 1-2 10, Burke 5-12 2-2 12, Dotson 4-7 4-4 15, Trier 2-2 1-1 5. Totals 39-88 14-16 106. 31 33 32 25 — 121 Indiana New York 22 30 30 24 — 106 3-point goals: Indiana 12-26 (Bogdanovic 3-5, Oladipo 3-5, McDermott 2-3, Evans 2-5, Holiday 1-2, Young 1-2, Leaf 0-1, Collison 0-3), New York 14-39 (Dotson 3-5, Mudiay 3-7, Vonleh 2-3, Knox 2-5, Hardaway Jr. 2-6, Hezonja 1-4, Kornet 1-6, Thomas 0-1, Burke 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Indiana 47 (Sabonis 15), New York 37 (Thomas 7). Assists: Indiana 30 (Collison 10), New York 22 (Dotson 4). Total fouls: Indiana 15, New York 18. Technicals: Indiana coach Pacers (Defensive three second). A: 19,812 (19,812).

Grizzlies’ Brooks out for season • Memphis Grizzlies guard-forward Dillon Brooks is expected to miss the remainder of the season because of a ruptured ligament in his right big toe. Brooks, 22, appeared in 18 games this season off the bench and averaged 7.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 18.3 minutes.

TUESDAY

Rockets 141, Cavaliers 113

Milwaukee: Middleton 8-17 6-7 25, Ilyasova 6-8 0-0 12, Lopez 5-9 0-0 13, Bledsoe 7-21 2-4 18, Brogdon 5-9 4-4 15, Wilson 2-5 0-0 5, Maker 1-1 0-0 2, Hill 0-4 0-0 0, Brown 4-7 1-2 10, Snell 2-8 0-0 6. Totals 40-89 13-17 106. Washington: Ariza 7-14 0-0 20, Green 7-17 2-3 20, Bryant 4-7 2-2 11, Satoransky 7-10 2-2 18, Beal 11-21 7-7 32, Porter Jr. 2-7 2-4 8, Dekker 0-1 0-2 0, Mahinmi 1-1 0-0 2, Randle 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 40-82 15-20 113. 26 21 35 24 — 106 Milwaukee 40 17 28 28 — 113 Washington 3-point goals: Milwaukee 13-40 (Lopez 3-6, Middleton 3-9, Snell 2-6, Bledsoe 2-9, Brogdon 1-2, Brown 1-3, Wilson 1-4, Hill 0-1), Washington 18-33 (Ariza 6-12, Green 4-7, Beal 3-4, Satoransky 2-3, Porter Jr. 2-4, Bryant 1-1, Randle 0-1, Dekker 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Milwaukee 43 (Bledsoe, Middleton 8), Washington 43 (Satoransky 12). Assists: Milwaukee 26 (Bledsoe 9), Washington 28 (Satoransky 10). Total fouls: Milwaukee 17, Washington 17. A: 17,996 (20,356).

Cousins won’t ride the bench • Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says DeMarcus Cousins will start when he makes his season debut, ESPN.com reports. That probably will be next Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Cousins, who signed a oneyear deal with the Warriors last summer, will make his return after rehabbing a torn left Achilles tendon he suffered last Jan. 26. Cousins, a 6-11 center, averaged 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds a game with the New Orleans Pelicans last season before he was injured.

MONDAY

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Joplin 38/28

Dallas: Barnes 7-19 5-5 23, Kleber 3-4 4-4 13, Jordan 4-7 0-3 8, Doncic 10-23 7-10 29, Matthews 2-10 0-0 4, Finney-Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Nowitzki 0-4 0-0 0, Powell 7-8 1-1 15, Brunson 3-4 0-0 9, Barea 7-14 1-1 16. Totals 44-97 18-24 119. Minnesota: Wiggins 7-17 2-2 17, Gibson 5-12 0-0 10, Towns 12-21 5-5 30, Teague 6-14 0-0 12, Okogie 5-8 1-2 15, Saric 0-5 0-0 0, Tolliver 0-0 0-0 0, Dieng 3-6 0-0 7, Jones 1-3 1-2 3, Rose 8-16 2-2 21. Totals 47-102 11-13 115. Dallas 28 33 24 34 — 119 Minnesota 26 24 28 37 — 115 3-point goals: Dallas 13-38 (Barnes 4-7, Brunson 3-3, Kleber 3-4, Doncic 2-9, Barea 1-4, Powell 0-1, FinneySmith 0-2, Nowitzki 0-4, Matthews 0-4), Minnesota 10-24 (Okogie 4-6, Rose 3-5, Dieng 1-1, Wiggins 1-2, Towns 1-3, Gibson 0-1, Saric 0-3, Teague 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Dallas 43 (Jordan 15), Minnesota 53 (Gibson 15). Assists: Dallas 25 (Doncic 12), Minnesota 27 (Jones 7). Total fouls: Dallas 16, Minnesota 20. Technicals: Gibson. A: 18,978 (19,356).

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O’Fallon’s Joggerst latest Metro East coach to resign Coaches also have stepped down at Belleville West, Granite City BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

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Lauren Hollandsworth is the lone senior on the Webster Groves girls basketball team’s roster. She is the leading scorer for the Statesmen, who have won six consecutive games after winning only two of their first eight outings.

Webster Groves finds winning ways behind Hollandsworth’s lead

BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

Lauren Hollandsworth has put her studies in psychology to good use this season for the Webster Groves girls basketball team. The 5-foot-10 forward is the leading scorer for the Statesmen (8-6), but her mind has proven equally important to help lead a team with a youthful roster. “I took that class this year and it definitely helped,” Hollandsworth said. “(We learned about) how the brain works and how to help people who are stressing out, that kind of thing. I try to stay positive.” Webster Groves’ lone senior and one of five players with previous varsity experience, Hollandsworth said she feels like she is just paying it forward when it comes to helping mentor younger players. After all, that’s what the third-year varsity player learned during the early stages of her career. “The older girls always taught me things and treated me really well,” Hollandsworth said. “I think it’s important for me to be that way with our younger girls. I want them to be able to learn their place here and to be able to do it without any stress. It was difficult at the beginning, but things are coming together much

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better now.” The Statesmen, who return to the court at 5:30 p.m. Monday by playing host to Ladue, have won six consecutive games after a 2-6 start. It’s the program’s longest win streak since a 6-0 start to the 2015-16 season. Hollandsworth is averaging a team-high 12.3 points per game, including a season-high run of six successive games in which she has scored in double figures. “Lauren offensively has been our spark,” Webster Groves coach Josh Spuhl said. “She’s making better decisions. She’s finishing at the basket and she’s starting to shoot outside, which is something we knew she could do and that has picked up. She’s just become a big-time offensive threat.” The senior has made 11 shots from beyond the arc. She leads the Statesmen with a 42.3-percent accuracy rate on 3-pointers. Even during the rough opening stretch of the season, Hollandsworth said the Statesmen learned a valuable lesson. Hollandsworth said consecutive one-possession losses to rival Kirkwood, the two-time defending Class 5 state champion, let Webster Groves know it was on the cusp of turning a corner. Kirkwood beat Webster

Groves 54-52 on Dec. 14 in a Suburban Conference Yellow Pool game before winning 52-49 on Dec. 22 in the opening round of the Visitation tournament. “We performed very well,” Hollandsworth said, “but those couple of points make a difference and I think we all learned that.” Six Statesmen players have appeared in all 12 of the team’s games, including Hollandsworth. The others have included a pair of freshmen — Eliza Maupin and Ellie Paloucek — who are the team’s second- and fourth-leading scorers. Another one of the five returning varsity players, sophomore Gabriela Moore, is the third-leading scorer for the Statesmen. Courtney Lumpkins, a junior and first-year varsity player, also has contributed a steady offensive and rebounding presence. After the second loss to Kirkwood, Webster Groves bounced back to win the Visitation tournament’s consolation title. That included a victory against Francis Howell, which had beaten Webster Groves in the final of the Marquette tournament. “We’ve been connecting and it’s led to a lot better play by all of us,” Hollandsworth said. “We’re out there working hard and making the plays we need to make.”

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Three Metro East football programs learned they are in need of new coaches this week. Cameron Pettus, Brandon Joggerst and Brad Hasquin all resigned their positions. Hasquin turned in his letter of resignation Monday after steering Granite City to its first playoff berth in seven years. Pettus followed suit Wednesday when he ended his eight-year tenure at Belleville West. Joggerst pulled the pin Friday after 12 seasons at O’Fallon. All three cited family obligations as the primary reason for their departures. In a letter posted on his Twitter page, Pettus said he would be returning to his home state of Georgia to be closer to his parents and other family. Hasquin tweeted that he would elaborate on what he and his wife will pursue at a later date. He told the Belleville-News Democrat he and his wife have a real estate investment opportunity that they could not pass up. Joggerst said he wanted to spend more time with his three school-aged children. “It felt like the time was right,” Joggerst said. “I have three kids involved in a variety of activities.” Joggerst, 47, said the time commitment

required to be a football coach has shifted during his tenure as O’Fallon’s top man some and changed a lot since he began as an assistant 24 years ago. The emphasis on offseason training and recruiting has made football a year-long sport. “It’s every day if you want to try and do it right,” Joggerst said. “It does weigh on you after awhile.” Joggerst was the longest-tenured of the trio. In his 12 seasons, O’Fallon won the Southwestern Conference three times and qualified for the playoffs seven times. The Panthers were 68-61 under Joggerst, including 1-8 in the 2018 season. Pettus took over at Belleville West in 2011 and went 2-7 that season. He then led the Maroons to seven consecutive playoff berths. Pettus was 45-35 in his eight seasons at West. The Maroons went 7-3 this season. Hasquin stepped away after just one season as Granite City’s coach. In their first season after pulling out of the Southwestern Conference, the Warriors went 5-5. They qualified for the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons and were beaten by Batavia 49-0 in the first round. Throughout the various methods the coaches used to share their resignations they all praised the schools and players in their programs. “Everyone has been tremendously supportive,” Joggerst said. “They see the bigger picture here, developing our studentathletes on and off the field.”

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Metro-East Lutheran makes a pioneering shift to 8-man Metro-East Lutheran athletics director Jason Batty watched as the numbers began to dwindle, whether it was due to injuries or eligibility. He saw his Knights football players losing the battle of attrition. “I just became more concerned with the safety of our players more than anything because they’re not getting off the field and playing all three phases,” Batty said. “To me, it just wasn’t safe and smart, so I started to look at other options.” Having kept a close eye on the emergence of 8-man football in Illinois, Batty pulled the trigger. Beginning in the 2019 season, MetroEast Lutheran will become the 11th team to join the Illinois 8-Man Football Association. The Metro-East Lutheran school board gave approval to the change Monday. “We just felt like that it was a necessary step for the viability of our program,” Metro-East Lutheran football coach Micah Pomerenke said. “Maybe in the future we can take a step back into 11-man, but right now we felt that it was a necessary move. I think it’ll be a real positive move for us.” Metro-East Lutheran posted a record of 6-73 as an 11-man team from 2010-18, and its 41-12 victory against Union City (Tenn.) on Sept. 21 was its first win on the field since beating Bunker Hill 34-27 on Aug. 30, 2013. Two of the program’s six victories since 2010 came via forfeit. During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Metro-East Lutheran and Madison played as a co-op program, going 0-9 each year. With the future of the program in jeopardy after fielding 16 players during the

2018 season, six of which were seniors, Batty began looking for options to save the program and found a home in the secondyear association. “I figured that if we did not go to 8-man, I saw us potentially not having a team next year,” Batty said. Metro-East Lutheran will be the only St. Louis area school to play 8-man football. The Illinois 8-Man Football Association will schedule eight games for the Knights for the 2019 season while allowing the Knights to schedule a ninth. The schedule is expected to be finalized in March. The closest opponent to Metro-East Lutheran, which is located in Edwardsville, in the 11-team 8-man association is Jacksonville ISD in Jacksonville. The Knights could be traveling as far as Hebron, located north of Chicago, to play Alden-Hebron. Milford-Cissna Park beat Alden-Hebron in last season’s inaugural Illinois 8-Man Football Association championship game, 66-12. “I had a few other schools call and say that if we could break the ice, maybe some other schools will hop on the board,” Batty said. Pomerenke echoed the sentiments of his athletics director and added it may become a trend for other smaller schools to follow suit. “I really see with the trends going on across the country you see not the same kind of participation and I can really see a number of these small towns across Illinois going to 8-man because of the logistics,” Pomerene said. “You don’t have to coordinate a co-op between two separate schools and I think it may become more of a trend in the next few years.”

LITCHFIELD INVITATIONAL Pool A Pana vs Taylorville, 7:30 p.m. Monday Pana vs Roxana, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Roxana vs Taylorville, 6 p.m. Wednesday Pool B Mount Zion vs Nokomis, 6 p.m. Monday Civic Memorial vs Nokomis, 6 p.m. Tuesday Civic Memorial vs Mount Zion, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Pool C Lebanon vs Metro-East Lutheran, 7:30 p.m. Monday Lebanon vs Hillsboro, Illinois, 6 p.m. Tuesday Hillsboro vs Metro-East Lutheran, 6 p.m. Wednesday Pool D Taylorville JV vs Greenville, 6 p.m. Monday Taylorville JV vs Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Greenville vs Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

Mounds Meridian vs Pinckneyville, 7 p.m. Hamilton County vs Benton, Illinois, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s games Mounds Meridian vs Carlyle, 5:30 p.m. Pinckneyville vs Hamilton County, 7 p.m. Sesser-Valier vs Benton, Illinois, 8:30 p.m. Friday’s games Hamilton County vs Mounds Meridian, 5:30 p.m. Carlyle vs Benton, Illinois, 7 p.m. Sesser-Valier vs Pinckneyville, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 games Mounds Meridian vs Benton, Illinois, 10 a.m. Sesser-Valier vs Hamilton County, 11:30 a.m. Carlyle vs Pinckneyville, 1 p.m. Mounds Meridian vs Sesser-Valier, 5:30 p.m. Hamilton County vs Carlyle, 7 p.m. Pinckneyville vs Benton, Illinois, 8:30 p.m.

NASHVILLE INVITATIONAL Pool A Brentwood Academy (Tenn.) vs Breese Central, 6:30 p.m. Monday Brentwood (Tenn.) vs Nashville, 8 p.m. Wednesday Breese Central vs Nashville, 8 p.m. Friday Pool B Granite City vs Mascoutah, 8 p.m. Monday Mater Dei vs Granite City, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mascoutah vs Mater Dei, 6:30 p.m. Friday

101ST MACOUPIN COUNTY TOURNAMENT At Mount Olive First round Staunton vs Mount Olive, 5 p.m. Tuesday Bunker Hill vs Piasa Southwestern, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Gillespie vs Carlinville, 8 p.m. Tuesday Championship semifinals Staunton-Mount Olive winner vs. SouthwesternBunker Hill winner, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Gillespie-Carlinville winner vs North Mac, 8 p.m. Thursday

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33RD HIGHLAND TOURNAMENT First round Salem, Illinois vs Civic Memorial, 4 p.m. Monday Althoff vs Nashville, 5:30 p.m. Monday Okawville vs Teutopolis, 7 p.m. Monday Taylorville vs O’Fallon, 8:30 p.m. Monday Carlyle vs Highland, 4 p.m. Tuesday Belleville West vs Hillsboro, Illinois, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Breese Central vs Belleville East, 7 p.m. Tuesday Triad vs Mater Dei, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 18TH EFFINGHAM ROUND ROBIN Centralia, Illinois vs Vandalia, 6 p.m. Monday Bloomington vs Effingham, 7:30 p.m. Monday Centralia, Illinois vs Bloomington, 6 p.m. Wednesday Pana vs Effingham, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Pana vs Vandalia, 6 p.m. Thursday Centralia, Illinois vs Effingham, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Bloomington vs Vandalia, 1 p.m. Jan. 19 Centralia, Illinois vs Pana, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 195 Vandalia vs Effingham, 4 p.m. Jan. 19 Pana vs Bloomington, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 40TH MACOUPIN COUNTY TOURNAMENT At Mount Olive First round Bunker Hill vs Staunton, 6 p.m. Monday North Mac vs Gillespie, 7:30 p.m. Monday Semifinals Staunton-Bunker Hill winner vs Piasa Southwestern, 6 p.m. Wednesday Gillespie-North Mac winner vs Carlinville, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday CARBONDALE MID-WINTER TOURNAMENT Mount Vernon vs Massac County, 6:15 p.m. Monday Marion vs Carterville, 7:45 p.m. Monday Chester vs Carbondale, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday Chester vs Marion, 5 p.m. Thursday Carterville vs Mount Vernon, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Massac County vs Carbondale, 8 p.m. Thursday Marion vs Massac County, 11 a.m. Jan. 19 Mount Vernon vs Chester, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19 Carterville vs Carbondale, 2 p.m. Jan. 19 COLLINSVILLE KIWANIS CLASSIC Pool A Riverview Gardens vs Collinsville, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Hazelwood West vs Collinsville, 6 p.m. Wednesday Riverview Gardens vs Hazelwood West, 6 p.m. Friday Pool B Greenville vs Cahokia, 6 p.m. Tuesday De Soto vs Greenville, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Cahokia vs De Soto, 7:30 p.m. Friday 45TH CARROLLTON (ILL.) INVITATIONAL First round Father McGivney vs Jacksonville Routt, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 19 Granite City vs Metro-East Lutheran, 11 a.m. Jan. 19 White Hall North Greene vs Alton Marquette, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19 Nokomis vs Lebanon, 2 p.m. Jan. 19 Hardin Calhoun vs Quincy Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19 Roxana vs West Central, 5 p.m. Jan. 19 Greenfield, Illinois vs Jerseyville, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 Mascoutah vs Carrollton 8 p.m. Jan. 19

ST. LOUIS MLK SHOWCASE At Miller Career Hyde Park vs Cardinal Ritter, 1 p.m. Jan. 20 Edwardsville vs Gateway STEM, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 Lift For Life vs Lincoln Prep, 4 p.m. Jan. 20 Huntsville Columbia (Ala.) vs Miller Career, 11 a.m. Jan. 21 Hyde Park vs Huntsville Lee (Ala.), 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Lincoln Prep vs East St. Louis, 2 p.m. Jan. 21 Strafford vs Cardinal Ritter, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21

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57TH CHESTER INVITATIONAL Seventh place Valmeyer vs. Saxony Lutheran at Chester, TBD Jan. 19 Consolation final New Athens at Waterloo, 6 p.m. Monday Championship Cobden vs. Chester, TBD Jan. 19 48TH ANNUAL WASHINGTON TOURNAMENT (Placing games rescheduled for Jan. 30) 7th place Washington vs Blue Knights, 4 p.m. Consolation final Union vs Francis Howell Central, 5:30 p.m. 3rd place Sullivan vs St. Charles, 7 p.m. Championship St. Dominic vs Borgia, 8:30 p.m. WEST FRANKFORT MID-WINTER TOURNAMENT Pool A Carterville vs Eldorado, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Christopher vs West Frankfort, 8:30 p.m. Monday Eldorado vs Christopher, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Carterville vs West Frankfort, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Christopher vs Carterville, 5:30 p.m. Friday Eldorado vs West Frankfort, 7 p.m. Friday Pool B Herrin vs Cairo, 5:30 p.m. Monday Marion vs Anna-Jonesboro, 7 p.m. Monday Anna-Jonesboro vs Herrin, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Cairo vs Marion, 7 p.m. Wednesday Anna-Jonesboro vs Cairo, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Marion vs Herrin, 8:30 p.m. Friday

JERSEY PANTHER CLASSIC Pool A Cahokia vs Jerseyville, 6 p.m. Monday Collinsville vs Cahokia, 6 p.m. Tuesday Collinsville vs Jerseyville, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Pool B Highland vs Pittsfield, 6 p.m. Monday Pittsfield vs Edwardsville, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Edwardsville vs Highland, 6 p.m. Wednesday CITY OF METROPOLIS SUPERMAN CLASSIC At Massac County HS First round Fort Campbell (Ky.) vs McCracken County (Ky.), 6:15 p.m. Monday Charleston vs Massac County, 7:30 p.m. Monday Vienna vs Carbondale, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday Goreville vs Graves County (Ky.), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

ROTATING 8 TOURNAMENT Consolation final Duchesne at Lutheran North, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 Championship O’Fallon Christian at Whitfield, noon Jan. 19

74TH ST. JAMES TOURNAMENT First round St. James JV vs Sullivan, 7:30 p.m. Monday Waynesville vs Licking, 6 p.m. Monday Salem vs Rolla, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Blair Oaks vs St. James, 6 p.m. Tuesday

DENVER MILLER TOURNAMENT At Kirkwood 7th place University City vs Hazelwood East, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 Consolation final O’Fallon vs Kirkwood, 11 a.m. Jan. 19 3rd place Ladue vs Eureka, 1 p.m. Jan. 19 Championship Jennings vs McCluer North, 6 p.m. Wednesday

BELLE TOURNAMENT Pool A Owensville vs Newburg, 5 p.m. Monday Cuba vs Owensville, 5 p.m. Tuesday Newburg vs Cuba, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Pool B Missouri Military vs Belle, 6:30 p.m. Monday Missouri Military vs South Callaway, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday South Callaway vs Belle, 5 p.m. Thursday BENTON INVITATIONAL Monday’s games Carlyle vs Sesser-Valier, 5:30 p.m.

BELLEVILLE EAST CLASSIC First round Champaign Central vs Trinity, 6 p.m. Tuesday Normandy vs Alton, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Althoff vs Chaminade, 6 p.m. Wednesday Soldan vs Belleville East, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 55TH SPARTA MID-WINTER CLASSIC Pool A Red Bud vs Sparta, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Red Bud vs Steeleville, 7 p.m. Wednesday Freeburg vs Sparta, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Freeburg vs Steeleville, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Red Bud vs Freeburg, 5:30 p.m. Friday Steeleville vs Sparta, 8:30 p.m. Friday Pool B Trico vs Waterloo, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Murphysboro vs Alton Marquette, 7 p.m. Tuesday Alton Marquette vs Trico, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Waterloo vs Alton Marquette, 5:30 p.m. Thursday Trico vs Murphysboro, 7 p.m. Tuesday Waterloo vs Murphysboro, 7 p.m. Friday SALEM (ILL.) INVITATIONAL First round Triad vs East St. Louis, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Effingham vs Mount Vernon, Illinois, 8 p.m. Wednesday Centralia, Illinois vs Teutopolis, 6:30 p.m. Thursday Thornton Fractional North vs Salem, 8 p.m. Thursday 35TH ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS At Missouri State’s JQH Arena First round Parkview vs Memphis East (Tenn.), 4:30 p.m. Thursday Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs Rainier Beach (Wash.), 6 p.m. Thursday Springfield Catholic vs McEachern (Ga.) , 7:30 p.m. Thursday Belleville West vs Shadow Mountain (Ariz.) , 9 p.m. Thursday


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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Detroit LHP Gregory Soto 20 games, pursuant to Article XII(B) of the Basic Agreement. National League CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone and OF Marcell Ozuna on one-year contracts. ARIZONA — Agreed to terms with LHPs Andrew Chafin and Robbie Ray, 3B Jake Lamb, OF Steven Souza Jr. and RHPs Taijuan Walker and Matt Andriese on one-year contracts. ATLANTA — Agreed to terms with INF Charlie Culberson, OF Adam Duvall, LHP Sam Freeman and RHPs Mike Foltynewicz, Kevin Gausman, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan Winkler on one-year contracts. CUBS — Agreed to terms with SS Addison Russell, 3B Kris Bryant, 2B Javier Baez, OF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Mike Montgomery and RHPs Kyle Hendricks and Carl Edwards Jr. on one-year contracts. CINCINNATI — Agreed to terms with 2B Scooter Gennett, SS Jose Peraza, OF Yasiel Puig and RHPs Anthony DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen and Tanner Roark on one-year contracts. MIAMI — Agreed to terms with C J.T. Realmuto on a one-year contract. METS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndegaard, Zack Wheeler, OF Michael Conforto and LHP

Steven Matz on one-year contracts. PHILADELPHIA — Agreed to terms with OF Aaron Altherr, LHP Jose Alvarez, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, 3B Maikel Franco, 2B Cesar Hernandez, LHP Adam Morgan, RHP Hector Neris and RHP Vince Velasquez to one-year contracts. PITTSBURGH — Agreed to terms with OF Corey Dickerson and RHP Keone Kela on oneyear contracts. Claimed RHP Aaron Slegers off waivers from Minnesota. Designated RHP Dario Agrazal for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO — Agreed to terms with LHP Will Smith on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON — Agreed to terms with SS Trea Turner on a one-year contract. American League BALTIMORE — Designated C Andrew Susac for assignment. Claimed INF Hanser Alberto off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees. BOSTON — Agreed to terms with INF Brock Holt, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, SS Xander Bogaerts, OFs Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr., Cs Sandy Leon and Blake Swihart and RHPs Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman and Steven Wright on one-year contracts. CLEVELAND — Agreed to terms with SS Francisco Lindor on a one-year contract. Claimed RHP A.J. Cole off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees. DETROIT — Agreed to terms with LHPs Matthew Boyd, Blaine Hardy and Daniel Norris on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY — Assigned 3B Cheslor Cuthbert outright to Omaha (PCL). YANKEES — Agreed to terms with LHP Zach Britton on a three-year contract, with SS Didi Gregorius, LHP James Paxton, C Austin Romine, OF Aaron Hicks and RHPs Dellin Betances, Sonny Gray and Tommy Kahnle on one-year contracts and with RHP Drew Hutchinson and OF Matt Lipka on minor league contracts. Designated INF Hanser Alberto for assignment. OAKLAND — Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Manaea, INfs Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien and OFs Mark Canha and Khris Davis on one-year contracts. SEATTLE — Agreed to terms with LHP Roenis Elias on one-year contracts. TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with 3B Matt Duffy, C Mike Zunino and RHP Chaz Roe on one-year contracts. TEXAS — Agreed to terms with OFs Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields on one-year contracts. TORONTO — Traded C Russell Martin and cash to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Andrew Sopko and INF Ronny Brito. FOOTBALL | NFL ARIZONA — Named Vance Joseph defensive coordinator and Bill Davis linebackers coach. BALTIMORE — Named Greg Roman offensive coordinator. GREEN BAY — Retained defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. JETS — Named Adam Gase coach. HOCKEY | NHL NHL — F Rick Nash announced his retirement. ARIZONA — Traded D Jacob Graves and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to Philadelphia for C Jordan Weal. NASHVILLE — Reassigned G Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY — Assigned D Egor Yakovlev to Binghamton (AHL). PITTSBURGH — Signed G Casey DeSmith to a three-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY — Acquired D Jan Rutta, along with a seventh-round draft pick in 2019, from the Chicago Blackhawks for D Slater Koekkoek and a fifth-round pick in 2019. COLLEGE ALABAMA — OT Jonah Williams, DL Quinnen Williams, TB Josh Jacobs and TE Irv Smith Jr. will enter the NFL draft. ARMY — Promoted John Loose to defensive coordinator. ETSU — Signed football coach Randy

Sanders to a two-year contract extension. GEORGIA — Promoted James Coley to offensive coordinator. MEMPHIS — Promoted senior defensive assistant Kevin Clune to linebackers coach. MIAMI — Named Dan Enos offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. MICHIGAN STATE — Promoted Brad Salem to offensive coordinator/running backs coach, Don Treadwell to wide receivers coach and Mike Tressel to assistant head coach. Reassigned Dave Warner to quarterbacks coach, Jim Bollman to offensive line coach and Terrence Samuel to assistant defensive backs coach. Named Mark Staten tight ends coach/special teams coordinator. OHIO STATE — Named Matt Barnes special teams coordinator/ast. secondary coach. TEMPLE — Named Rod Carey football coach. UTAH — Named Andy Ludwig offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Saturday’s area schedule NOTE: Severe weather may cause games to be cancelled or postponed. Check stltoday.com for updates. W: UMSL at McKendree, 1 p.m. W: Maryville at Illinois Springfield, 1 p.m. W: St. Louis CC at N. Central Missouri, 1 p.m. W: Southwestern Illinois at Kaskaskia, 1 p.m. W: STL Pharmacy at William Woods, 1 p.m. W: Hannibal-LaGrange at Mo. Baptist, 1 p.m. W: Lyon at LU-Belleville, 1 p.m. W: Central Baptist at Harris-Stowe, 1 p.m. W: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 1:30 p.m. W: Murray State at Southeast Missouri, 2 p.m. W: Lewis & Clark at Jefferson, 2 p.m. M: Valparaiso at SIU Carbondale, 3 p.m. M: UMSL at McKendree, 3 p.m. M: Maryville at Illinois Springfield, 3 p.m. M: Vincennes at Lewis & Clark, 3 p.m. M: St. Louis CC at N. Central Missouri, 3 p.m. M: Southwestern Illinois at Kaskaskia, 3 p.m. M: STL Pharmacy at William Woods, 3 p.m. M: Hannibal-LaGrange at Mo. Baptist, 3 p.m. M: Lyon at LU-Belleville, 3 p.m. M: Central Baptist at Harris-Stowe, 3 p.m. M: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 3:30 p.m. M: Murray State at SE Missouri, 4:30 p.m. M: Missouri State at Bradley, 7 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Major scores Maryland 78, No. 22 Indiana 75 Northern Kentucky 68, Wright State 64 Niagra 95, Iona 90 Siena 71, Marist 66 Rider 82, Canisius 73 Purdue vs. Wisconsin, late

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL How the top 25 fared 1. Notre Dame (15-1) idle. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Sunday. 2. Louisville (14-1) idle. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Sunday. 3. UConn (13-1) idle. Next: vs. USF, Sunday. 4. Baylor (12-1) idle. Next: at TCU, Saturday. 5. Oregon (13-1) at Southern Cal, late. Next: at UCLA, Sunday. 6. Stanford (12-1) at No. 19 Arizona State, late. Next: at Arizona, Sunday. 7. Mississippi State (15-1) idle. Next: at Auburn, Monday. 8. N.C. St. (16-0) idle. Next: at Virginia, Sun. 9. Maryland (14-1) idle. Next: vs. Michigan, Saturday. 10. Oregon State (12-2) at UCLA, late. Next: at Southern Cal, Sunday. 11. Texas (13-2) idle. Next: at No. 20 Iowa State, Saturday.

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B9 12. Syracuse (13-2) idle. Next: vs. North Carolina, Sunday. 13. Tenn. (12-3) idle. Next: at Georgia, Sun. 14. Gonzaga (15-1) idle. Next: vs. Portland, Saturday. 15. Marquette (13-3) beat Villanova 91-55. Next: at Georgetown, Sunday. 16. Kentucky (15-2) idle. Next: vs. Mississippi, Sunday. 17. Iowa (11-4) idle. Next: at No. 18 Minnesota, Monday. 18. Minnesota (12-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 17 Iowa, Monday. 19. Arizona State (11-3) vs. No. 6 Stanford, late. Next: vs. No. 24 California, Sunday. 20. Iowa State (13-2) idle. Next: vs. No. 11 Texas, Saturday. 21. South Carolina (11-4) idle. Next: at LSU, Sunday. 22. Florida State (14-1) idle. Next: vs. Clemson, Sunday. 23. Michigan State (12-3) idle. Next: at Ohio State, Monday. 24. California (10-3) at Arizona, late. Next: at No. 19 Arizona State, Sunday. 25. Indiana (14-2) idle. Next: at Wisc., Sun.

NFL INJURY REPORT > SATURDAY INDIANAPOLIS at KANSAS CITY: COLTS: OUT: WR Ryan Grant (toe). DOUBTFUL: DE Tyquan Lewis (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DT Denico Autry (shoulder), S Malik Hooker (foot). CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: LB Dorian O’Daniel (calf/ankle). QUESTIONABLE: S Eric Berry (heel), RB Spencer Ware (hamstring), WR Sammy Watkins (foot). DALLAS at LA RAMS: COWBOYS: OUT: DE David Irving (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: WR Cole Beasley (ankle), DT Maliek Collins (illness/ankle), TE Blake Jarwin (ankle), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (ankle), S Darian Thompson (groin). RAMS: QUESTIONABLE: DT Ethan Westbrooks (thigh). > SUNDAY LA CHARGERS at NEW ENGLAND: CHARGERS: LIMITED: CB Brandon Facyson (concussion), RB Melvin Gordon (knee), RB Derek Watt (shoulder), LB Kyle Wilson (concussion). FULL: S Jahleel Addae (shoulder), TE Hunter Henry (knee), C Mike Pouncey (thumb), T Sam Tevi (groin). PATRIOTS: LIMITED: DE Deatrich Wise (ankle). PHILADELPHIA at NEW ORLEANS: EAGLES: DNP: DE Michael Bennett (foot), QB Carson Wentz (back). LIMITED: LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (ribs), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), T Jason Peters (quadricep), WR Golden Tate (knee), WR Mike Wallace (ankle). SAINTS: LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (pectoral), G Jermon Bushrod (hamstring), WR Simmie Cobbs (knee), T Andrus Peat (hand), T Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder), G Larry Warford (knee). FULL: S Chris Banjo (knee), WR Ted Ginn (knee), DE Alex Okafor (knee).

GOLF PGA | Sony Open leaders Late Thursday | Honolulu Purse: $6.5M | Yards: 7,044; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round 31-30 — 61 -9 Adam Svensson Andrew Putnam 30-32 — 62 -8 Matt Kuchar 31-32 — 63 -7 Chez Reavie 31-34 — 65 -5 32-33 — 65 -5 Hudson Swafford Shugo Imahira 33-32 — 65 -5 Brandt Snedeker 32-34 — 66 -4 Jason Dufner 31-35 — 66 -4 John Chin 35-31 — 66 -4 Brian Stuard 32-34 — 66 -4 32-34 — 66 -4 Michael Thompson Ted Potter, Jr. 32-34 — 66 -4 Cameron Smith 34-32 — 66 -4

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'16 Acura ILX: w/Premium Pkg, 28K Miles, Blue, Auto $19,490 #B9181

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'15 Chevy Trax: LS, Carfax One Owner, Certified $13,994 #P6663

'10 Ford Fusion: Loaded, Very Clean, $7,226 #40428A

'14 Audi RS 7: Prestige, 49K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax #P9510 $58,600

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'15 Chevy Camaro ZLT: Loaded, Very Clean $18,776 #420204A

'07 Ford Mustang: GT, Red, M/T, Loaded, Very Clean $9,990 #P6648

'16 Lexus IS350: White, Certified, $30,490 #B9427

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'18 Audi A5 Premium: 6K Miles, Clean Carfadx 1 Owner, $38,765 #28237L

'18 Audi A6 Premium Plus: 9K Miles, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner $43,765 #28600L

BMW '04 BMW 325i Wagon: White w/Tan, Nav, Roof #M18545A Call Today!

'16 BMW 535i xDrive: 29K Miles, AWD, Sedan, $36,000 #12382A

'07 EOS: Auto, Silver, Local Trade $8,490 '13 Chevy Corvette: 3LT, Conv, Only 13K Miles, New Tires, Clean Carfax $39,992#P6646

'14 Ford Mustang: GT, Loaded, Clean Carfax, Auto, $20,776 #35520A

'13 Chevy Cruze: One Owner, Clean Carfax, Only 58K Miles, $10,969 #35587A

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'15 BMW M3: 4 Door Sedan, 29K Miles, RWD, Manual $43,765 #P9684

'12 Chevy Impala 4 Door, Silver, Clean Carfax, $8,444 #44005B '18 Audi A4 Premium Plus: AWD, 6K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $38,100 #28604L

'13 BMW 335 XI: $15,820 #195511 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822

'15 Audi S4 Premium Plus: 50K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, Quattro $32,765 #P9687

'18 Buick Lacrosse: FWD, $25,426 Stock #P07037 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

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Cadillac '16 Audi A6 3.0T: Premium Plus, 32K Miles, Certified, Clean Carfax, $32,444 #P9660

'16 Audi A7 3.0 Prestige: 64K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, Sportback, AWD, $37,765 #P9705

'16 Audi S5 Premium Plus: 18K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax, One Owner, Heated Front Seats $41,100 #28074A

'18 Audi A6 Premium Plus: 12K Miles, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner, $39,765 #28140L

'18 Audi A6 Premium Plus: 8K Miles, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner $40,765 #28581L

'18 Audi A6 Premium Plus: 6K Miles, Certified, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, $42,100 #P9238

18 Audi Q7: Prestige, Quattro, Sportback, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, $63,000 #P9657

'16 Audi A6 3.0T: Prestige, 30K Miles, Quattro, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $36,444 #P9664

'16 Audi A8 L: 4.0T, Sport, 31K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $48,765 #P9681

'18 Audi A6 2.0T: Premium Plus, FrontTrak, 2K Miles, FWD, Clean Carfax $40,765 #P9686

'16 Audi A7 3.0 Prestige: 22K Miles, Sportback, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner, $45,765 #P9688

'13 Cadillac CTS-V: Coupe, Black, 28K Miles, Auto $42,990 #C9528

'13 Cadillac XTS: Premium, Loaded, Clean Carfax $18,990 #44021A

'17 Cadillac XT5 Platinum: AWD, 30K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $36,100 #80091A

'13 Cadillac CTS-V: Coupe, AWD, Clean Carfax One Owner, 19K Miles $38,100 #P9507

'15 Nissan Rogue: 37K Miles, $18,680 #P4324 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822

'16 Chevy Malibu: LT, 29K Miles, FWD, Certified, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $16,876 #P6624

'16 Chevy Cruze: Limited, LT, FWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, $11,476 #42807B

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'16 Dodge Challenger: Hellcat, 19K Miles, Red, Manual, 2 Keys!$49,490 #B9463

'17 Honda Accord: Sport, 26K Miles, Black, Auto, Black Leather, $20,990 #C9412A

'17 Chevrolet Trax: FWD, 4 Door, LT, $16,741 Stock #P07042 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '10 Chevy Corvette: Grand Sport $29,990 #M18448A1

'17 Dodge Challenger: R/T Coupe, $23,820 Stock #P07048 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'17 Chevy Corvette: Grand Sport, 29K Miles, White, w/ Black, Wheels, $54,990 #B9462

'13 Chevy Camaro: 2SS, 59K Miles, 6-Speed, Leather $21,990 #C19119A

Fiat '17 Fiat Abarth: 13K Miles, Celeste Blue, Auto, Local Trade $17,490 #V18667A

Ford '18 Ford Ecosport: Titanium, FWD, $20,430 Stock #P07049 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Ford Focus: SE, 33K Miles, Automatic, $12,990 #V19063A

'12 Ford Focus Titanium, H/B, Clean Carfax, Only 61K Miles $10,469 #35596A

'16 Lexus GS 350: 4 Door Sedan, 34K Miles, Clean Carfax $31,100 #P9588

'16 Lincoln MKZ: Loaded, Full Power, Very Clean $22,676 #44323A

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'14 Passat: Wolfsburg Edition, Auto, Heated Seats $10,990 '18 Jetta: 5K, Auto, Gray $15,490

'16 Passat: SE, 43K, Blue, Certified $15,990 '18 Tiguan: LTD, FWD, 7K, Black $18,990 '18 Golf: SE, 4K, Auto, Like New $21,490

'13 Honda Civic: EX-L, 59K Miles, 4 Door Sedan, $13,990 #M19022A

'06 Honda Civic: Si Coupe, Black, Manual $8,990 #B9612

'18 Honda Accord: Sport, One Owner, Only 3K Miles $25,990 #37022A

Hyundai '11 Honda Accord: SE, White, Automatic, Local Trade $9,990 #M18524A

'17 Hyundai Sonata: $13,900 Stock # P07056 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

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Mazda '14 Mazda 3: White, Auto, Certified, $10,490 #M18627A

'12 Mazda 6: Grand Touring, Loaded, Full Power $10,469 #35054A

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Mercedes Benz '17 Mercedes-Benz E 300: Luxury, Carfax 1 Owner, RWD, Sedan, $35,444 #P9651

Mini Cooper '15 Mini Cooper: Roadster, Convertible, $19,490 #B9461

'18 Infiniti Q50: Lux, 23K Miles, AWD, Black $29,490 #B9519

Misc. Autos '17 Infiniti Q50: 3.0t Premium, Certified, 12K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $32,100 #96195L

Jeep '17 Jeep Renegade: Latitude, 4WD, 10K Miles, Red, $19,990 #B9587

'15 Jeep Wrangler: 4 Door Sport, 58K Miles, 4WD, Auto, Hard Top $28,490 #B9518

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Nissan/Datsun '17 Ford Mustang: Ecoboost, 6-Speed, RWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $18,990 #C9077A

Pontiac '09 Pontiac G6 Loaded, Full Power, Clean Carfax $6,990 #44242A

Porsche '12 Porsche 911: Black Edition, Convertible RWD, Clean Carfax $55,100 #P9511

Range Rover/Land Rover '15 Land Rover LR4: 4WD, $36,990 #C18198B

Subaru '17 Subaru Crosstrek: Stock #180367A $21,576 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Toyota '16 Toyota Corolla: Auto, Loaded, Clean Carfax $12,990 #44172A

Volkswagen '07 Volkswagen EOS: 2.0 Turbo, Local Trade, Silver, Auto $8,490 #V19088B

'15 SRX: Luxury, 39K, Chromes, Roof $26,490 '15 Jeep Wrangler: Rubicon, 67K Miles, Lifted w/Wheels & Tires, 2 Door, $32,490 #C9434B

'18 XT5: Premium, Luxury, Dark Granite $37,990 '17 XT5: Luxury, AWD, 13K, Bronze $37,990 '13 CTS-V: Coupe, 28K, Black, Auto $41,990

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'15 Escalade: Luxury, Nav, Roof, AWD $48,490

Kia

'18 Escalade: ESV, Luxury, 35K, Black $61,490

'15 Kia Soul Plus: 41K Miles, Black, 1 Owner, Auto $13,490 #B9360A

'15 Chevy Camaro: Convertible, White, 24K Miles, Loaded, Auto, $23,990 #B9626

'10 CC: Sport, Manual, Leather $9,990

'16 Jetta: Sport, 30K, Certified $15,490

Lincoln '16 Honda Accord: Sport, 35K Miles, White, Auto, 1 Owner $19,490 #M18624A

Chevrolet '11 Dodge Avenger: Lux, Black, Chrome Wheels, Auto $6,690 #V19175A

'17 Lexus RC: Black w/Red, 21K Miles $35,490 #B9509

'11 Tiguan: AWD, Red, Just Arrived $9,990

Dodge '13 Dodge Challenger: SXT, 59K Miles, Black, Certified, $16,490 #M18600A

'17 Chevrolet Cruze LS: 17K Miles, Clean Carfax, One Owner, FWD, $13,990 #P6669

'14 Chevy Cruze: LTZ, 58K Miles, Certified, $12,490 #M18625A

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'16 Volkswagen Golf: R-32, AWD, Certified, 41K Miles $28,990 #V9525

'10 Volkswagen CC: Sport, 6-Speed Manual, 96K Miles $9,990 #V8367A

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01.12.2019 • Saturday • M 2 AMERICA’S LINE NFL | DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Favorite Points Underdog ...........................Open Current....................... CHIEFS...................5.5 5.5....................... Colts RAMS........................7 7....................Cowboys > Sunday PATRIOTS ..............4.5 4.5 ............... Chargers SAINTS .....................8 8 .......................Eagles NBA Favorite Points Underdog CLIPPERS 7 Pistons HEAT 5 Grizzlies Celtics 6.5 MAGIC THUNDER 4.5 Spurs T’WOLVES 2.5 Pelicans Nuggets 8.5 SUNS JAZZ 11 Bulls KINGS 5.5 Hornets COLLEGE BASKETBALL Points Underdog Favorite BALL ST 11.5 Ohio U E MICHIGAN 1 Kent St BUFFALO 17.5 Miami-Ohio N CAROLINA 12 Louisville GEORGETOWN 1.5 Providence NC STATE 11.5 Pittsburgh Virginia 5.5 CLEMSON W VIRGINIA 5.5 Oklahoma St NOTRE DAME 6 Boston College IOWA ST 9.5 Kansas St MINNESOTA 10 Rutgers MISSISSIPPI ST 5.5 Mississippi 8.5 UL-Monroe GEORGIA ST S CAROLINA PPD Missouri DETROIT 7 Wisconsin-Milw IUPUI 9.5 Youngstown St Texas St 3.5 APPALACHIAN ST LOYOLA-CHICAGO 9.5 Illinois St EVANSVILLE 4 Indiana St PENN 7 Princeton OKLAHOMA 4.5 Tcu MIAMI-FLORIDA 10 Wake Forest TEXAS PK Texas Tech TEMPLE 9.5 S Florida 3.5 Drexel NC-WILMINGTON DAVIDSON 2.5 Virginia Comm Toledo 6 W MICHIGAN MARQUETTE 6.5 Seton Hall Duke 7 FLORIDA ST COASTAL CARO NL UT-Arlington IOWA 1.5 Ohio St Boise St 10.5 SAN JOSE ST OAKLAND 2 Wisc-Green Bay ALABAMA 6.5 Texas A&M SAN DIEGO 9.5 Pepperdine AUBURN 12.5 Georgia N Texas 1 UTSA 6 Valparaiso SO ILLINOIS San Diego St 5.5 AIR FORCE COLORADO ST PK New Mexico FLA ATLANTIC 9 Charlotte CHARLESTON 10.5 Delaware JAMES MADISON 5 Towson ARK-L ROCK 3 S Alabama Kansas 3.5 BAYLOR GEORGE WASH 1 Richmond WILLIAM & MARY PK Northeastern DUQUESNE 2.5 St. Joseph’s ILLINOIS-CHI 8 Cleveland St 2.5 Bowling Green C MICHIGAN NO ILLINOIS 2 Akron ST. BONA (Rochester)6.5 Fordham LOUISIANA TECH 13 Middle Tenn St SOUTHERN MISS 3.5 Uab GA SOUTHERN 7 UL-Lafayette Tennessee 2.5 FLORIDA ARKANSAS 1 Lsu SMU 7.5 Tulsa Arizona St 3 STANFORD ST. JOHN’S 10 DePaul Saint Louis 4 LASALLE Utah St 13 WYOMING 10 Georgia Tech SYRACUSE MARSHALL PK W Kentucky Old Dominion 6 FLORIDA INT’L Hofstra 14 ELON Harvard 5 DARTMOUTH

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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Detroit LHP Gregory Soto 20 games, pursuant to Article XII(B) of the Basic Agreement. National League CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Michael Wacha and Dominic Leone and OF Marcell Ozuna on one-year contracts. ARIZONA — Agreed to terms with LHPs Andrew Chafin and Robbie Ray, 3B Jake Lamb, OF Steven Souza Jr. and RHPs Taijuan Walker and Matt Andriese on one-year contracts. ATLANTA — Agreed to terms with INF Charlie Culberson, OF Adam Duvall, LHP Sam Freeman and RHPs Mike Foltynewicz, Kevin Gausman, Arodys Vizcaino and Dan Winkler on one-year contracts. CUBS — Agreed to terms with SS Addison Russell, 3B Kris Bryant, 2B Javier Baez, OF Kyle Schwarber, LHP Mike Montgomery and RHPs Kyle Hendricks and Carl Edwards Jr. on one-year contracts. CINCINNATI — Agreed to terms with 2B Scooter Gennett, SS Jose Peraza, OF Yasiel Puig and RHPs Anthony DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen and Tanner Roark on one-year contracts. MIAMI — Agreed to terms with C J.T. Realmuto on a one-year contract. METS — Agreed to terms with RHPs Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndegaard, Zack Wheeler, OF Michael Conforto and LHP

Steven Matz on one-year contracts. PHILADELPHIA — Agreed to terms with OF Aaron Altherr, LHP Jose Alvarez, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, 3B Maikel Franco, 2B Cesar Hernandez, LHP Adam Morgan, RHP Hector Neris and RHP Vince Velasquez to one-year contracts. PITTSBURGH — Agreed to terms with OF Corey Dickerson and RHP Keone Kela on oneyear contracts. Claimed RHP Aaron Slegers off waivers from Minnesota. Designated RHP Dario Agrazal for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO — Agreed to terms with LHP Will Smith on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON — Agreed to terms with SS Trea Turner on a one-year contract. American League BALTIMORE — Designated C Andrew Susac for assignment. Claimed INF Hanser Alberto off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees. BOSTON — Agreed to terms with INF Brock Holt, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, SS Xander Bogaerts, OFs Mookie Betts and Jackie Bradley Jr., Cs Sandy Leon and Blake Swihart and RHPs Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman and Steven Wright on one-year contracts. CLEVELAND — Agreed to terms with SS Francisco Lindor on a one-year contract. Claimed RHP A.J. Cole off waivers from the N.Y. Yankees. DETROIT — Agreed to terms with LHPs Matthew Boyd, Blaine Hardy and Daniel Norris on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY — Assigned 3B Cheslor Cuthbert outright to Omaha (PCL). YANKEES — Agreed to terms with LHP Zach Britton on a three-year contract, with SS Didi Gregorius, LHP James Paxton, C Austin Romine, OF Aaron Hicks and RHPs Dellin Betances, Sonny Gray and Tommy Kahnle on one-year contracts and with RHP Drew Hutchinson and OF Matt Lipka on minor league contracts. Designated INF Hanser Alberto for assignment. OAKLAND — Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Manaea, INfs Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien and OFs Mark Canha and Khris Davis on one-year contracts. SEATTLE — Agreed to terms with LHP Roenis Elias on one-year contracts. TAMPA BAY — Agreed to terms with 3B Matt Duffy, C Mike Zunino and RHP Chaz Roe on one-year contracts. TEXAS — Agreed to terms with OFs Nomar Mazara and Delino DeShields on one-year contracts. TORONTO — Traded C Russell Martin and cash to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Andrew Sopko and INF Ronny Brito. FOOTBALL | NFL ARIZONA — Named Vance Joseph defensive coordinator and Bill Davis linebackers coach. BALTIMORE — Named Greg Roman offensive coordinator. GREEN BAY — Retained defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. JETS — Named Adam Gase coach. HOCKEY | NHL NHL — F Rick Nash announced his retirement. ARIZONA — Traded D Jacob Graves and a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to Philadelphia for C Jordan Weal. NASHVILLE — Reassigned G Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY — Assigned D Egor Yakovlev to Binghamton (AHL). PITTSBURGH — Signed G Casey DeSmith to a three-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY — Acquired D Jan Rutta, along with a seventh-round draft pick in 2019, from the Chicago Blackhawks for D Slater Koekkoek and a fifth-round pick in 2019.

COLLEGE ALABAMA — OT Jonah Williams, DL Quinnen Williams, TB Josh Jacobs and TE Irv Smith Jr. will enter the NFL draft. ARMY — Promoted John Loose to defensive coordinator. ETSU — Signed football coach Randy Sanders to a two-year contract extension. GEORGIA — Promoted James Coley to offensive coordinator. MEMPHIS — Promoted senior defensive assistant Kevin Clune to linebackers coach. MIAMI — Named Dan Enos offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. MICHIGAN STATE — Promoted Brad Salem to offensive coordinator/running backs coach, Don Treadwell to wide receivers coach and Mike Tressel to assistant head coach. Reassigned Dave Warner to quarterbacks coach, Jim Bollman to offensive line coach and Terrence Samuel to assistant defensive backs coach. Named Mark Staten tight ends coach/special teams coordinator. OHIO STATE — Named Matt Barnes special teams coordinator/ast. secondary coach. TEMPLE — Named Rod Carey football coach. UTAH — Named Andy Ludwig offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Saturday’s area schedule NOTE: Severe weather may cause games to be cancelled or postponed. Check stltoday.com for updates. W: UMSL at McKendree, 1 p.m. W: Maryville at Illinois Springfield, 1 p.m. W: St. Louis CC at N. Central Missouri, 1 p.m. W: Southwestern Illinois at Kaskaskia, 1 p.m. W: STL Pharmacy at William Woods, 1 p.m. W: Hannibal-LaGrange at Mo. Baptist, 1 p.m. W: Lyon at LU-Belleville, 1 p.m. W: Central Baptist at Harris-Stowe, 1 p.m. W: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 1:30 p.m. W: Murray State at Southeast Missouri, 2 p.m. W: Lewis & Clark at Jefferson, 2 p.m. M: Valparaiso at SIU Carbondale, 3 p.m. M: UMSL at McKendree, 3 p.m. M: Maryville at Illinois Springfield, 3 p.m. M: Vincennes at Lewis & Clark, 3 p.m. M: St. Louis CC at N. Central Missouri, 3 p.m. M: Southwestern Illinois at Kaskaskia, 3 p.m. M: STL Pharmacy at William Woods, 3 p.m. M: Hannibal-LaGrange at Mo. Baptist, 3 p.m. M: Lyon at LU-Belleville, 3 p.m. M: Central Baptist at Harris-Stowe, 3 p.m. M: Lincoln at Lindenwood, 3:30 p.m. M: Murray State at SE Missouri, 4:30 p.m. M: Missouri State at Bradley, 7 p.m.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Major scores Maryland 78, No. 22 Indiana 75 Northern Kentucky 68, Wright State 64 Niagra 95, Iona 90 Siena 71, Marist 66 Rider 82, Canisius 73 Purdue 84, Wisconsin 80

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL How the top 25 fared 1. Notre Dame (15-1) idle. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Sunday. 2. Louisville (14-1) idle. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Sunday. 3. UConn (13-1) idle. Next: vs. USF, Sunday. 4. Baylor (12-1) idle. Next: at TCU, Saturday. 5. Oregon (13-1) at Southern Cal, late. Next: at UCLA, Sunday. 6. Stanford (12-1) at No. 19 Arizona State, late. Next: at Arizona, Sunday. 7. Mississippi State (15-1) idle. Next: at Auburn, Monday.

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B9 8. N.C. St. (16-0) idle. Next: at Virginia, Sun. 9. Maryland (14-1) idle. Next: vs. Michigan, Saturday. 10. Oregon State (12-2) at UCLA, late. Next: at Southern Cal, Sunday. 11. Texas (13-2) idle. Next: at No. 20 Iowa State, Saturday. 12. Syracuse (13-2) idle. Next: vs. North Carolina, Sunday. 13. Tenn. (12-3) idle. Next: at Georgia, Sun. 14. Gonzaga (15-1) idle. Next: vs. Portland, Saturday. 15. Marquette (13-3) beat Villanova 91-55. Next: at Georgetown, Sunday. 16. Kentucky (15-2) idle. Next: vs. Mississippi, Sunday. 17. Iowa (11-4) idle. Next: at No. 18 Minnesota, Monday. 18. Minnesota (12-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 17 Iowa, Monday. 19. Arizona State (11-3) vs. No. 6 Stanford, late. Next: vs. No. 24 California, Sunday. 20. Iowa State (13-2) idle. Next: vs. No. 11 Texas, Saturday. 21. South Carolina (11-4) idle. Next: at LSU, Sunday. 22. Florida State (14-1) idle. Next: vs. Clemson, Sunday. 23. Michigan State (12-3) idle. Next: at Ohio State, Monday. 24. California (10-3) at Arizona, late. Next: at No. 19 Arizona State, Sunday. 25. Indiana (14-2) idle. Next: at Wisc., Sun.

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> SATURDAY INDIANAPOLIS at KANSAS CITY: COLTS: OUT: WR Ryan Grant (toe). DOUBTFUL: DE Tyquan Lewis (knee). QUESTIONABLE: DT Denico Autry (shoulder), S Malik Hooker (foot). CHIEFS: DOUBTFUL: LB Dorian O’Daniel (calf/ankle). QUESTIONABLE: S Eric Berry (heel), RB Spencer Ware (hamstring), WR Sammy Watkins (foot). DALLAS at LA RAMS: COWBOYS: OUT: DE David Irving (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: WR Cole Beasley (ankle), DT Maliek Collins (illness/ankle), TE Blake Jarwin (ankle), G Xavier Su’a-Filo (ankle), S Darian Thompson (groin). RAMS: QUESTIONABLE: DT Ethan Westbrooks (thigh). > SUNDAY LA CHARGERS at NEW ENGLAND: CHARGERS: LIMITED: CB Brandon Facyson (concussion), RB Melvin Gordon (knee), RB Derek Watt (shoulder), LB Kyle Wilson (concussion). FULL: S Jahleel Addae (shoulder), TE Hunter Henry (knee), C Mike Pouncey (thumb), T Sam Tevi (groin). PATRIOTS: LIMITED: DE Deatrich Wise (ankle). PHILADELPHIA at NEW ORLEANS: EAGLES: DNP: DE Michael Bennett (foot), QB Carson Wentz (back). LIMITED: LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), WR Alshon Jeffery (ribs), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), T Jason Peters (quadricep), WR Golden Tate (knee), WR Mike Wallace (ankle). SAINTS: LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (pectoral), G Jermon Bushrod (hamstring), WR Simmie Cobbs (knee), T Andrus Peat (hand), T Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder), G Larry Warford (knee). FULL: S Chris Banjo (knee), WR Ted Ginn (knee), DE Alex Okafor (knee).

Friday | Honolulu Purse: $6.5M | Yards: 7,044; Par: 70 (35-35) Second Round Matt Kuchar 63-63 — 126 -14 62-65 — 127 -13 Andrew Putnam Chez Reavie 65-65 — 130 -10 Stewart Cink 68-62 — 130 -10 Ted Potter, Jr. 66-65 — 131 -9 Marc Leishman 67-64 — 131 -9 Hudson Swafford 65-67 — 132 -8 Shugo Imahira 65-67 — 132 -8 Keith Mitchell 68-65 — 133 -7 Keegan Bradley 68-65 — 133 -7 Sebastián Muñoz 68-65 — 133 -7 Ryan Blaum 68-66 — 134 -6 Scott Brown 68-66 — 134 -6 Cameron Smith 66-68 — 134 -6 Julián Etulain 67-67 — 134 -6 J.T. Poston 68-66 — 134 -6 Abraham Ancer 68-66 — 134 -6 Patrick Reed 68-66 — 134 -6 Roger Sloan 69-65 — 134 -6 Dominic Bozzelli 71-64 — 135 -5 Brian Stuard 66-69 — 135 -5 Michael Thompson 66-69 — 135 -5 Davis Love III 67-68 — 135 -5 Charles Howell III 69-66 — 135 -5 Justin Thomas 67-68 — 135 -5 Sungjae Im 71-64 — 135 -5 Wes Roach 67-68 — 135 -5 Adam Svensson 61-74 — 135 -5 Corey Conners 68-67 — 135 -5 Jim Knous 66-69 — 135 -5 Brandt Snedeker 66-69 — 135 -5 Russell Knox 68-67 — 135 -5 Patton Kizzire 67-68 — 135 -5 Rory Sabbatini 68-67 — 135 -5 Brian Gay 67-69 — 136 -4 Y.E. Yang 68-68 — 136 -4 Hideki Matsuyama 69-67 — 136 -4 Anirban Lahiri 68-68 — 136 -4 Dylan Frittelli 67-69 — 136 -4 José de Jesús Rodríguez 66-70 — 136 -4 Harris English 68-68 — 136 -4 Matt Jones 67-69 — 136 -4 Ryan Armour 72-64 — 136 -4 Bryson DeChambeau 69-67 — 136 -4 Danny Lee 70-66 — 136 -4 Johnson Wagner 68-69 — 137 -3 Sean O’Hair 69-68 — 137 -3 Sung Kang 70-67 — 137 -3 Cameron Champ 69-68 — 137 -3 Brandon Harkins 71-66 — 137 -3 Chase Wright 69-68 — 137 -3 Yuki Inamori 69-68 — 137 -3 Fabián Gómez 70-67 — 137 -3 Scott Langley 70-67 — 137 -3 Sam Saunders 68-69 — 137 -3 Joel Dahmen 67-70 — 137 -3 Kyle Stanley 73-64 — 137 -3 Russell Henley 68-69 — 137 -3 Scott Piercy 71-66 — 137 -3 Gary Woodland 71-66 — 137 -3 Jim Herman 69-68 — 137 -3 Hank Lebioda 70-67 — 137 -3 Martin Trainer 69-68 — 137 -3 Carlos Ortiz 68-69 — 137 -3 Tyler Duncan 72-66 — 138 -2 Trey Mullinax 68-70 — 138 -2 Kevin Kisner 69-69 — 138 -2 Steve Stricker 71-67 — 138 -2 Mackenzie Hughes 70-68 — 138 -2 Ian Poulter 69-69 — 138 -2 Emiliano Grillo 70-68 — 138 -2 Alex Prugh 73-65 — 138 -2 Eric Dugas 67-71 — 138 -2 Stephan Jaeger 69-69 — 138 -2 Rikuya Hoshino 66-72 — 138 -2 Brice Garnett 70-68 — 138 -2 Adam Hadwin 73-65 — 138 -2 Jimmy Walker 69-69 — 138 -2 Jason Dufner 66-72 — 138 -2 Joey Garber 71-67 — 138 -2 Brady Schnell 71-67 — 138 -2

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'17 Chevrolet Cruze LS: 17K Miles, Clean Carfax, One Owner, FWD, $13,990 #P6669

'14 Chevy Cruze: LTZ, 58K Miles, Certified, $12,490 #M18625A

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'16 Volkswagen Golf: R-32, AWD, Certified, 41K Miles $28,990 #V9525

'10 Volkswagen CC: Sport, 6-Speed Manual, 96K Miles $9,990 #V8367A

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Volkswagen '14 Volkswagen Jetta: Sport Wagon, TDI, 9K Miles, $11,358 #V9621

Volvo '13 Volvo S60 T5: $10,880 #L15051 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '14 Volvo S60 T5, 86K Miles, $12,950 #198012 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '11 Volvo S60 T6: 66K Miles, $13,844 #197752 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822

Chevrolet Trucks '15 Chevrolet Silverado: 1500, LT, Certified, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 32K Miles, $30,990 #P6662

'17 Chevrolet Silverado: 2500HD High Country, 8K Miles, 4WD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $61,444 #79723A

Crossovers

Sport Utility

Sport Utility

Mini vans

Bids/Proposals

'17 Lexus RX350: Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD $39,600 #P9626

'16 Chevy Suburban: LTZ, Black, Loaded, 22" Chromes $45,990 #M19023A

'18 Infiniti QX60: AWD, Carfax 1 Owner, 20K Miles $35,100 #P9551

'17 Toyota Sienna: XLE, 8 Pass, Red, 23K Miles $27,990 #V8997A

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'13 Chevy Equinox: LT, Clean Carfax, One Owner, AWD $10,476 #44099A

'16 Jeep Cheroke: Trailhawk, 8K Miles, 4WD, Black, Leather $28,990 #V18665B

'18 Audi Q7: 3.0 Quattro, 11K Miles, Black, Local Trade $62,220 #V18668A

'18 Audi Q5 Premium Plus: Certified, Clean Carfax, One Owner, AWD $42,100 #28658L

'18 Audi Q7: Premium, 11K Miles, Clean Carfax, One Owner, AWD $52,100 #28207L

'18 Audi Q5 Premium Plus: Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, 8K Miles, Certified $42,600 #28175L

'18 Audi Q5 Premium Plus: Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 9K Miles, AWD $42,100 #28392L

'18 Audi Q5: 2.0T Quattro, Ibis White, AWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $43,100 #28326L '14 Chevrolet Silverado: 1500 Reg Cab, Std. Box, 2WD $16,917 Stock #181140A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Chevy Colorado: LT, 26K Miles, Auto, Backup Camera, 1 Owner $22,490 #V19250A

'08 Chevy Silverado: V8, Auto, 4WD, $15,490 #V19141B

'10 Chevy Silverado LT, 4x4, One Owner, Clean Carfax $17,657 #420229A

'14 Chevy Silverado: 3500HD, LTZ, Crew Cab, 4WD, Clean Carfax $36,100 #79281A

'13 Chevy Silverado 2500HD: LTZ, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, Crew Cab, $39,000 #80299A

'17 Chevy Silverado 1500: LT, 21K Miles, 4WD, Clean Carfax 1 owner, Crew Cab, $33,500 #80259A

Ford Trucks '11 Ford F-150: 4x4, Crew Cab, 4WD, Red $21,990 #V19131A

'10 Ford F-150: 4x4, 4WD, White, Auto $20,490 #C9357B

'17 Audi Q7 Prestige: 53K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD, $42,765 #P9697

'18 Audi Q7: Premium Plus, 11K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $51,100 #28602L

'18 Audi Q7: Prestige, 7K Miles, AWD, Quattro, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $59,444 #28820L

'18 Audi Q3 Premium Plus: 7K Miles, Quattro, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $33,100 #28209L

'18 Audi Q5 Premium Plus: AWD, Clean Carfax, One Owner, 8K Miles $41,444 #28758L

2018 Audi Q7: Prestige, 8K Miles, AWD, Quattro, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $59,444 #28823L

'17 Audi Q7 Premium Plus: 30K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD $44,765 #29075A

'18 Audi Q5 Premium: 22K Miles, Quattro, Certified, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $33,600 #P9625

'13 Ford Raptor: Crew Cab, 4WD, White $38,990 #M18349B

'18 Audi Q5 Premium: Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 21k Miles, $33,600 #P9607

'11 Ford F150 Lariat: Crew Cab, 4x4, Loaded. $19,990 #44028B

'18 Audi Q7: Premium Plus, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, $49,100 #P9619

'11 Ford Ranger: XLT, RWD, Carfax 1 Owner, $11,990 #44219A

'16 BMW X5 50i: xDrive, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, 41K Miles $43,444 #P9665

'14 Ford F-150: XLT, Crew Cab, 4x4 $17,994 #420226A

'07 Ford F-150: Stock #181083A Call Us! DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '03 Ford Ranger: Stock #180427B Call Us! DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '19 Infiniti QX50: Essential, 6K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, Certified, AWD $40,444 #98000L

GMC Trucks '16 GMC Sierra 1500: SLT, 4WD, Crew Cab, 36K Miles, Clean Carfax, $34,444 #P9669

'10 GMC Sierra: $16,800 #196233 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822

Honda Trucks '18 Honda Ridgeline: RTL-T, Crew Cab, 13K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $33,444 #79460A

Misc Trucks '14 Ram 2500: Laramie, Diesel, 41K Miles, Black, Nav, Sharp $46,990 #B9170

'17 Ram 1500: Crew Cab, V8, 4WD, 15K Miles, Longhorn Pkg $39,490 #C18259B

'98 Ram 1500: 2WD Reg Cab Stock #P07008 Call Us! DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'05 Chevy Suburban Z71: Black, Loaded, Very Clean. $6,776 #P6637A

'13 Chevy Equinox: Loaded, Very Clean. $10,776 #420054B

'18 Chevy Tahoe: LT, One Owner, Clean Carfax, GM Certified $41,557 #P6600

'15 Chevy Traverse: LTZ, Loaded, Full Power, Leather, $21,990 #44255AA

'11 Chevy Equinox: LS, One Owner, Clean Carfax, $9,990 #P6616A

'14 Buick Lacrosse: Premium $10,800 #194161 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '15 Cadillac SRX: Luxury, White, 14K Miles $30,990 #C9648

'12 Cadillac SRX: Luxury, 50K Miles, 1 Owner $17,990 #C19046A

'15 Cadillac Escalade: ESV, Premium, 4WD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, 41K Miles $48,765 #80283A

'13 Cadillac Escalade: Premium, AWD, 65K Miles, Clean Carfax, 8 Cyl 6.2L $32,444 #98205A

'15 Cadillac Escalade: Luxury, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 4WD $43,600 #98139A

'14 Chevrolet Traverse: LT. FWD, Clean Carfax, One Owner, $12,990 #44093A

'14 Chevrolet Equinox: LS, FWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, $11,992 #P6427B

'15 Chevrolet Tahoe: LTZ, 96K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $32,444 #80046A

'08 Chevy Equinox: LT $8,875 #197281 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '15 Dodge Durango: LTD, Nav, AWD, 36K Miles, Sunroof, $29,490 #B9555A

'18 Ford Expedition: Max LTD, Black, 23K Miles, 4WD $57,990 #B9437

'13 Ford Escape: SEL, Leather, Loaded, Clean Carfax, $12,990 #P6692A

'14 GMC Yukon: Denali, White, Chrome Wheels, Loaded $33,990 #C19032B

'12 GMC Terrain: SLE-2, AWD, $11,490 #M9595A

'18 GMC Terrain: 4K Miles, White $22,990 #B9076B

'11 GMC Terrain: SLE-2, AWD, 75K Miles, White $13,990 #V19240A

'15 Chevy Tahoe: LT, Z-71, Black, 41K Miles, 4WD, $41,890 #C9505A

'17 Jeep Wrangler: ULTD $30,922 #P4297 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '06 Jeep Liberty: LTD $8,325 Stock #181130B DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Land Rover Discovery: Sport, 26K Miles, 4WD, White w/Tan $32,990 #B9388

'16 LR Range Rover: Sport V6 HSE, AWD, Clean Carfax $41,100 #79760A

'16 Mazda CX-3: Touring, White, 13K Miles, Certified, $20,490 #M9530

'10 Mazda CX-7: iSport, Black, Auto, Local Trade $8,990 #M18500A

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Dogs Boston Terrier Puppies: Registered, 7 weeks old, 3 black & white females, vet checked, wormed, first puppy shots. $600 each. 314-520-1537 Cavapoo pups, Reg., avail. Feb. 1st! Raised in home. Socialized Hardencavapoos.com $1200 573-489-9038

DOODLES & RETRIEVERS:

'18 Mazda CX-9: Signature, AWD, Clean Carfax, 3K Miles, $37,444 #12248L

'08 Mazda CX-9: FWD, 4 Door Sport Stock #190233A Call us! DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '18 Mazda CX-5: Grand Touring, AWD, $27,461 Stock #P07065 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '12 Mercedes Benz ML350: 4matic, Pano Roof, Auto $15,990 #V18547A

'18 Mercedes-Benz GLE 43: AMG, 11K Miles, Nav, Pano Roof, White $65,990 #C18080A

'17 Nissan Murano: SL, 18K Miles, Local Trade $27,990 #V18297B

'14 Nissan Pathfinder: Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, Auto, Heated Seats, $18,990 #44111A

'15 GMC Yukon: Denali, White, GM Certified, Loaded $42,441 #420141B

'15 Nissan Pathfinder: Platinum $25,922 #P4325 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '15 Nissan Pathfinder: Platinum $26,850 #P4328 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '11 Nissan Rogue: FWD, 4 Door, $10,469 Stock #180729A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 Nissan Murano: $29,708 Stock #P07003 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Subaru Crosstrek: LTD, 47K Miles, Crystal White, Local Trade $21,490 #V19030B

'15 GMC Yukon XL Denali: 67K Miles, 4WD, 8 Cyl 6.2L $42,000 #79308A

'16 GMC Yukon Denali: 4WD, Quicksilver Metallic $46,100 P9606

'07 GMC Envoy $6,925 #L15151 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '18 GMC Acadia: $30,070 Stock #P07054 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '15 GMC Acadia: $22,382 Stock #P07043 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 Honda Pilot: EX-L, 6K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $33,765 #98286A

'08 Honda Pilot: $8,985 #197462 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '10 Honda Pilot: EX-L, $11,500 #P43281 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '07 Hummer H3: Loaded, Full Power, Only 74K Miles $13,269 #35204A

'15 Hyundai Tuscon: LTD, Pano Roof, Nav, AWD, 25K Miles $22,490 #B9593

'10 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS: Loaded, Full Power $7,992 #420175B

'12 Toyota Highlander: SE, FWD, 103K Miles, Blue $16,490 #V18543A

'17 Toyota 4Runner SR5: 44K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, 4WD, $32,765 #97308A

'06 Toyota Sequoia: LTD, $10,000 #P43285 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '16 Volkswagen Touraeg: Executive, 32K Miles, AWD, Certified, $29,490 #V18546A

'16 Volvo XC60: Premier, 34K Miles, FWD, White, $26,990 #M18556A

'07 Volvo XC90: AWD, Silver w/Black Leather $9,490 #B9607A

'12 Volvo XC70: $11,590 #P42542 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822

Mini vans '18 Infiniti QX60: AWD, Certified, 11K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $36,765 #97016L

'18 Infiniti QX60: AWD, Certified, Clean Carfax 1 Owner $37,100 #97029L

'18 Infiniti QX60: AWD, 8K Miles, Certified, Carfax 1 Owner $37,765 #97205L

'18 Infiniti QX60: Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 22K Miles, AWD, $34,100 #P9500

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'18 Mazda CX-9: Signature, Clean Carfax, 2K Miles, AWD, $38,444 #12129L

'13 GMC Acadia Denali: Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax, $17,990 #44155A

Nissan/Datsun Trucks '15 Nissan Titan: 52K Miles, Crew Cab, 4WD, $27,990 #B9063

'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee: SRT8, 73K Miles, 4WD, Clean Carfax $35,765 #P9680

'18 Chevy Express Passenger Van: Certified Pre-Owned $28,663 Stock #P07038 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Puppies Ready Now ! '11 Chevy Silverado 2500HD: LT, 46K Miles, Crew Cab 6.5" Fleetside $35,000 #79720A

15 BMW X5 35d: AWD, 30K Miles, Carfax 1 Owner, $35,100 #P9574

'18 Buick Envision: Premium II, Galaxy Silver, AWD, $36,100 #P9356

'11 Jeep Liberty: Limited, 4WD, Clean Carfax, 74K Miles $12,990 #P6627

Vans '18 Chevy Express Cargo Van, 24K Miles, Certified, RWD, $24,222 #P6649

'13 Dodge Grand Caravan: DVD, Alloys, Beige $11,990 #V8955A

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan: 32K Miles, 2WD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, $19,990 #P6601

'18 Dodge Journey: Crossroad, AWD, $22,823 Stock #P07053 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '09 Mazda 5: Touring, Red, Just Arrived $8,490 #M9657

'03 Pontiac Montana: Ext WB Stock #1810478 Call us! DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

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Firewood/Fuel Seasoned Oak & Hickory Delivered & Stacked. Over 25 yrs of service 573-513-6510

Merchandise Wanted WANTED: Historian will pay top $$ for German-Japanese WW II relics 314-438-8665

Craft Fairs/Flea Markets Gun Show, Jan. 18 &19, Knights of Columbus Hall, Old Rt. 66 Cuba, MO Fri. 5-9 pm, Sat. 9 am-5pm Tables $40, Admission $5.00 Pro-mo-tions, LLC 573-338-1524

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Public Notices Mercy Hospital S outh, located at 1 0 0 1 0 Kennerly Road will file a Certificate of Need application with the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee, requesting approval to add an additional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System. Anyone with comments or que stions about this matter should contact Tony Vago, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives for Me rcy at 3 1 4 -2 5 1 -1 9 9 3 or Anthony.vago@mercy.net.

Notice of Draft Environmental Assessment and Public Hearing The St. Louis Lambert International Airport announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for a Proposed Bulk Fuel Storage Facility for public review and comment. The Airport plans to construct a new Bulk Fuel Storage Facility near the intersection of James S. McDonnell Blvd a n d Air p o r t Road o n property owned by the Airport. Other actions associated with the project will include the realignment of ex isting pipelines and the decommissioning of the Airport's existing Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review at the Berkeley City Hall at 8425 Airport Road, Berkeley MO between the hours of 8:30 am through 4:00 pm; at the Airport Office Building at 11495 Navaid Road, Bridgeton MO between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm; and at www.flystl.com / a b o u t - u s / n o i s e - p r o g r a m. Interested parties are invited to a Public Hearing concerning this project, to be held in the Berkeley City Council Chambers located at the Berkeley City Hall on 6 February 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:30 p m . Comments on the Environmental Assessment can be provided to the Airport at the Public Hearing or via mail at: BFSF EA (att: Planning), St. Louis Lambert International Airport, P.O. Box 1 1 4 9 5 , St . L o u is , M O 6 3 1 4 5 . Public comments must be received on or before 12 February 2019.

Sealed bids for Missouri Veterans Home Renovation, St. Louis, Missouri, Project No. U1804-01 will be received by FMDC, State of MO, UNTIL 1:30 PM, 2/7/2019. For specific project information and ordering plans, go to: http ://oa.mo.gov/facilities

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT ENHANCEMENT LAMBER INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD, FEDERAL PROJECT NO. CMAQ-9901(644), ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Public Service in Room 208 City Hall, 1200 Market S treet, St. Louis, M o . Until 1:45 PM, CT, on JANUARY 2 9 , 2 0 1 9 then publicly opened and read. Plans and Specifications may be examined on the Board of Public S ervice website http://www.stlbps.org/ planroom (BPS On Line Plan Room) and may be purchased directly through the BPS website from INDOX Services at cost plus shipping. No refunds will be made. The prime contractor must have a fully responsive contractor questionnaire on file with the Missouri Highway and Trans portation Commission at least 7 days prior to bid opening date in order for MODOT to concur with the award of this project. Bidders shall comply with all applicable City, State and Federal laws (including DBE policies). All bidders must regard Federal Executive Order 11246, "Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity", the "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Specifications" set forth within and referenced at w w w .stl-bps.org (Announcements). The C ity of S t . Lo u is h e re b y notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, ancestry, or national origin in consideration for an award. Contractors and sub- contractors who sign a contact to work on public works project provide a 10Hour OSHA construction safety program, or similar program approved by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, to be completed by their on-site employees within sixty (60) days of beginning work on the construction project. The D BE Goal for this project is 14%.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OWNER: The Board of Governors for the Missouri State University Sealed bids for the MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICA L SYSTEM UPGRADE, BLAIR- SHANNON HOUSE will be received at the Office of Planning, Design & Construction, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897, until 2:00 p.m. on JANUARY 24, 2019 and then publicly opened and read aloud. With each proposal, a certified check or bid bond properly executed by the bidder in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted. Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Office of Planning, Design & Construction upon receipt of a $100.00 refundable deposit for documents returned within thirty days from date of bid. All sets of specifications required other than in person will be mailed at bidder's expense. Electronic sets of plans and specifications are also available at https://plans.missouristate.edu/. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to the conditions of employment to be observed. Bidders must agree to comply with the prevailing wage rate provisions and other statutory regulations as referred to in the specifications. MSU is an AA/EO institution.

Request for Proposal The Kirkwood School District seeks bids from qualified certified public accounting firms to provide annual audit services. Connect to our website, http://w w w. kirkwoodschools.org and view the RFP by clicking on COMMUNITY and then RFPs."

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DILBERT • By Scott Adams

SALLY FORTH • By Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe

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EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Both vulnerable, East deals NORTH ♠10 7 5 ♥K 8 7 6 3 ♦A 10 4 2 ♣4 WEST EAST ♠Q 4 3 ♠K J 6 2 ♥Void ♥J 5 ♦J 9 7 6 3 ♦K ♣10 8 7 5 3 ♣A K Q 9 6 2 SOUTH ♠A 9 8 ♥A Q 10 9 4 2 ♦Q 8 5 ♣J The bidding: EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH 1♣ 1♥ 3♣ 4♥ All pass Opening lead: Eight of ♣ The auction was routine, except for East’s final pass. He might well have competed to five clubs. West must have at least five clubs for a pre-emptive raise of a vulnerable oneclub opening. There was no assurance of cashing even one club trick on defense, and how expensive could the sacrifice be? Making five on this lie of the cards! The North-South contract, however, appeared to be hopeless. East switched to a low spade at trick two, ducked to West’s queen. South won the

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD second spade with the ace and drew trumps in two rounds. South was about to exit with his last spade, forcing the opponents to lead diamonds for him and let him out for down one, when he realized that there was a glimmer of hope. He could make his contract if either opponent held the singleton king of diamonds. South crossed his fingers and led the ace of diamonds. Despair turned to glee when East obligingly produced the king. Declarer now exited with his last spade and was assured of his contract regardless of which opponent won the trick. East would have to give him a ruff-sluff or, should West win the spade, he could lead away from his jack of diamonds or yield a ruff-sluff. Never give up! (01/12/19)

Across

1 Informal font 10 Rock climber’s challenge 14 Out and about? 15 Break 16 Symbol created in 1958 as the logo for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 17 Ermine predator 18 It follows directions 19 Talisa Maegyr’s portrayer on “Game of Thrones” 21 It’s a long story 23 Like “Wonder Woman”

24 They’re no good 26 Doctors Without Borders, e.g., briefly 27 Open courts 29 Really clicks with a partner, say? 35 Film villain with one eye 36 Access to the slopes 38 Plot device? 39 Deep-fried ball of cornmeal 41 Goody two-shoes 43 John, overseas 44 Honey 45 “You decide” 51 High in the Andes? 54 Sarcastic political meme that started in 2009

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If Jan. 12 is your birthday • This year you open up to a new lifestyle and different points of view. If you are single, you could meet someone very different from your normal type of suitor. If you are attached, the two of you will enjoy being together more and more. Aries’ fiery temperament sometimes catches you off guard.

WORD GAME January 12 WORD — JUXTAPOSE (JUXTAPOSE: JUK-stuh-poze: To place side by side, especially for comparison.) Average mark 36 words. Time limit 60 minutes. Can you find 49 or more words in JUXTAPOSE? The list will be published Monday. YESTERDAY’S WORD — WREATHE hare ewer where ware hart arete whereat wart hate tare whet water hater tear wrath wear hear thaw wreath weather heart thee rate were heat there reheat wether heater three earth what here threw eater wheat hewer tree ether whee RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

56 Vietnam’s Dien Bien ___ 57 Some “Lord of the Rings” characters 58 Cleansing ritual 60 Female name that’s the name of a female assistant backward 61 Forger’s mark? 62 Trashes 63 Color achieved during tempering

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1 Gets along 2 Word with light or rock 3 2004 movie featuring a clique called the Plastics 4 Business end? 5 Last Ptolemaic ruler, informally 6 Post masters? 7 Subject of gerontology 8 Plague 9 Match (up) 10 Only three-time inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 11 Secondoldest national currency 12 Half of a 1980s sitcom duo 13 John in space 17 Sea with no land boundaries 20 Female deer

HOROSCOPE • JACQUELINE BIGAR Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult.

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ARIES (March 20-April 19) HHH Do not dwell too long on yesterday’s events. Adjust and come into the present. You manifest an unusual gentleness that emerges with certain people who know you well. Tonight: Beam in more of what you want. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHH Perhaps because you have been so active, you probably need to slow down and handle a situation differently. Sometimes a nonchalant attitude brings forth better results. Tonight: Go for what you want. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHH Once more you can be found in the limelight. You will enjoy being around a lot of people. You also like being in a crowd. You are dealing directly with an authority figure. Tonight: Could go till the wee hours. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHH Deal with reality. An event could cause you to rethink the way you relate to others. Stay present in the moment, and feelings will warm up around you. Tonight: Go where you can dance and listen to great music.

22 “Moonlight” actor 25 2016 WNBA champs, informally 27 “That hits the spot!” 28 Greek letter that once symbolized life and resurrection 29 Pro ___ 30 Skype or FaceTime, e.g. 31 Info in many a help wanted ad

32 Metaphorical prescription 33 Long division? 34 Go down 37 Mila of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” 40 Cool air? 42 ___ plancha (pan-fried) 44 Out of fashion 45 High-traffic commercial area 46 Bridge officer on the original Enterprise

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who you often chat with and visit. You could see a situation differently from how you have in the recent past. Tonight: Out late. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH Defer to a close loved one. Understand what makes this person tick. You could feel as though someone isn’t tuned in to you as much as you would like. Tonight: Go along with the program. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHH You have a lot of ground to cover, and you’ll do just that. You might stop to visit a friend from work or the gym. This is a person you really like to spend time with. Tonight: Don’t push so hard. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH You find a loved one to be full of energy and excitement. Make time for this person, as he or she appreciates your time more than most people. Get into a favorite pastime. Tonight: Dance the night away.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You become more and more tense as the day goes on. You might need to calm down a personal or domestic issue. A parent also could be difficult. Stay centered, and you’ll make the appropriate action or gesture. Avoid a quarrel, if possible. Tonight: Where the party is. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHH You are likely to speak your mind. The recipient of your thoughts could be quite touched. You are not often so direct yet sensitive. Your words will be remembered for quite a while. Tonight: You do not need to go far to have a good time.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHH Contact a friend whom you rarely see but enjoy being with. Catch up on news. Perhaps you can visit together soon. You are direct in what you say. Tonight: Break past a self-imposed restriction.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHH You might be getting ready to update or redo a room in your home. Though you might prefer not to go shopping right now, understand that you will need to pick up an item or two. Meet a loved one for a late lunch. Tonight: Make it your treat, and pick up the tab.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH One-on-one relating proves to be the best way to communicate right now. Make time for a friend or loved one

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Woman is in love with her best friend him and want to be with him. Please give me some advice. — GIRL IN LOVE IN CONNECTICUT Dear Girl In Love • As long as you have Mickey as your major preoccupation, you will not start dating anyone else. You need to stop thinking that his lack of desire for you is your fault, because it isn’t. Although it will be painful to call a halt to what’s going on so you can meet someone who CAN give you what you need, that’s what you should do. The relationship you’re in is masochistic. You are being used, and it’s not fair to you. Dear Abby • A few years back, my 60-something-year-old single sister relocated from a different state to a mile from my home. Since then, MY husband has become HER husband. If something breaks, leaks or needs repair, she calls us. I “get” to handle the easy stuff, and hubby does the heavyduty stuff. I gave her our riding lawn mower and bought a newer model

for us. There was nothing wrong with the mower we gave her, but she called us, crying, that it wouldn’t start. Hubby spent several hours of his one day off trying to get it running, to no avail. He told her she needed to call a repair person. Instead, she bought a spark plug and a fuel filter and started viewing online do-ityourself videos so she could handle it. She said she “hopes” she can fix it so “he won’t have to come and try to fix it again.” I’m ready to explode! I feel like we’re being taken advantage of. Help! — SICK OF SIS IN THE SOUTH Dear Sick • Because you feel you and your husband are being taken advantage of, the next time your sister asks for your husband’s handyman services, explain that his time off is limited and “suggest” AGAIN that she call a professional. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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Favor of procuring food comes at price Dear Miss Manners • At a sporting event that was part of an acquaintance’s birthday celebration, I met her husband for the first time. Later, while I was surveying with dismay the long lines for food, I noticed that he was halfway through one of the lines. I was ecstatic at my good fortune! I asked if he would purchase food for me and gave him a $20 bill. He returned and presented me with a plain hot dog (bun and hot dog only), which I estimate would have left a reasonable amount of change even at ball park prices. He made no mention of the change, which I thought was a bit odd. I didn’t press the matter but was left with an uneasy feeling. Was I out of line to request the favor of such a new acquaintance? I did not specify whether I expected change or offer to buy him an item as part of the transaction. Was it rude of me to re-

quest the favor without offering him the option to use the change toward his own purchase? Was it my responsibility to inquire about the change when he returned and presented me with my very plain hot dog? Gentle Reader • Even an old acquaintance would have trouble juggling an additional order of food, let alone stopping to slather ketchup, mustard and relish on it. You could have offered to pay for the rest, if for no other reason than that figuring out change from different sources was likely to stall an already harried exchange — and annoy the people behind him. It is also possible that he intended to give you change, but forgot. Miss Manners suggests that you let it go, next time saying, “I hope that it did not cause you problems — and please don’t bother about the change.”

Dear Miss Manners • My husband and I purchased our dream home after many years of hard work and sacrifices. Our 15-year-old new home is contemporary and modern in style, set on a scenic hill with a small lake across the way. Many guests are happy and intrigued by its openness, exquisite style and location. But when family members visit and tour, we often hear: “This is not what I expected at all.” What would you suggest as an appropriate response to this somewhat awkward statement? Gentle Reader • “Thank you, we’re so glad you like it.” Miss Manners notices that people who are incorrectly credited with being gracious never deny it. Send questions to Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, on her website, missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64106.

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Dear Abby • I have been best friends with “Mickey” for about five years. We spend every day together and go out to dinner/movies/events, etc. He sleeps over at my house, and I cook for him almost every night. When our friendship started we were intimate a couple of times but have been strictly platonic ever since. The problem is, I’m in love with him. He knows how I feel, and although he claims he doesn’t love me, he continues to spend every waking moment with me and is always trying to better me. We do pretty much everything a couple would do, minus the physical contact. Everybody assumes we’re a couple. I think I should also mention that Mickey is somewhat of a sex addict. It makes me self-conscious that he’s constantly thinking about sex but isn’t turned on by me even when we sleep in the same bed. I don’t want to lose him. I value the bond we share and what we have together, but I’m constantly thinking about how much I love

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