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Lack of quorum holds up school business

Greitens’ five appointees in limbo while Senate decides their fate State board at standstill with only three of eight members in place Charter schools await renewal; St. Louis school board remains in flux By KRISTEN TAKETA St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Members of the American Red Cross remove Spanish influenza victims from a house at Etzel and Page avenues in 1918.

City had lowest death rate from flu among major American cities By BLyTHE BERNHARD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It started in a dusty and desolate corner of Kansas, as horror stories might. The deadly influenza virus that would be known as the mother of all outbreaks tore through Haskell County in the winter of 1918. The county doctor warned that young, sturdy hog farmers were collapsing in the fields as if they’d been shot. Historians believe that the flu soon reached Camp Funston at Fort Riley, where troops trained to fight World War I. By spring, flu outbreaks hit most of the Army camps across the country. Thousands of troops in effect carried germ warfare in their arsenal to European shores, and the pandemic took hold. The particular strain of influenza was most aggressive in healthy people ages 20 to 40, possibly because their See FLU • Page A4

The Missouri Board of Education has now missed two of 11 meetings scheduled for this year, because it doesn’t have enough members for a quorum. As a result: • Some charter schools are awaiting renewal of their charters, the contracts that spell out how they will operate and what they will accomplish. • Changes intended to make Missouri’s school accountability system more equitable are likely delayed another year. • A residency program that would recruit and train teachers for hard-to-staff schools in the St. Louis area is waiting to officially launch. See BoARD • Page A4

Fehler, Rice vie for 8th Ward seat in St. Louis


Ida Britton (left ) and Grace Semple of the Red Cross Motor Ambulance Corps wore influenza masks while caring for St. Louis flu victims.

Stephen Conway leaves board after 27 years



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Infrastructure plan light on federal funds State, local governments could use grants to cover up to only 20 percent of project costs By JoNATHAN LEMIRE AND MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press

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Donald Trump will present on Monday his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage lo-

cal and state tax dollars to fix America’s infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports. Officials said the $200 billion in federal support would come from cuts to current programs. “Every federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with state and local governments and — where appropriate — tapping into private sector investment to permanently fix the infrastructure deficit,” See TRUMP • Page A5


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Fans mourn Edwards

Messenger: Waiting for trail-to-rail

Temptations singer remembered here

Turnovers big in Blues loss


Woman wounds son, kills herself

Missouri lags on traffic safety


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ST. LoUIS • Residents of the

city’s 8th Ward will choose a new alderman for the first time in 27 years. The seat on the Board of Aldermen was left vacant in November when veteran Alderman Stephen Conway resigned to become the city’s assessor. His successor will represent parts of three neighborhoods around Tower Grove Park: Shaw, Southwest Garden and Tower Grove East. Vy i n g fo r t h e p os i tion in Tuesday’s election are the ward’s Democratic committeeman and

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Monday Cardinals chat at 1 p.m. Tuesday Sports columnist Ben Frederickson at 11 a.m Wednesday Road Crew, 1 p.m. Jose de Jesus Ortiz talks sports, 1 p.m. Thursday Dave Matter talks MU sports, 11 a.m. Friday Blues hockey chat, 1 p.m

Have your kids color our original Dan Martin drawing of Weatherbird and his pal the Schnucks soldier. Prizes include Schnucks gift cards and a photo opp.

See Weatherbirds that were published in 1901, the first year the comic began appearing in the PostDispatch.

Still waiting for old Rock Island rail line to get new life TONY MESSENGER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The drive through Rosebud, Mo., took me back to another era. To a similar small town that was a shell of its former self, as though time stood still on the day the railroad stopped running. It was in Buffalo Creek, Colo., where I met Katherine Ramus. She was in her mid-80s then, living in the historic Blue Jay Inn, a bed-and-breakfast that was once the hub of activity in the small mountain town southwest of Denver. Ramus died in 2006. She was 94. As a child in the 1930s, Ramus would wait for the train to get to town on a summer day. Buffalo Creek was bustling then, as the Denver, South Park and Pacific railway connected the city to the mountain towns to the west. The engineer on the train had a daughter her age and he would sometimes bring her along for summer rides. On more than one occasion, Ramus would get on the train and take a day trip. I was editor of the High Timber Times in Conifer and was interviewing Ramus for a feature story. “What was the engineer’s name?” I asked. With perfect recall, she remembered: Tommy St. John. St. John was my great-great grandfather. His daughter, Bertha, was my great grandmother. It was a serendipitous moment of connection to a woman I had never met and a town I barely knew. Rosebud strikes me as a place chockfull of those kinds of stories. Driving east on Highway 50 as you enter the town that’s about halfway between Wildwood and Jefferson City, a steady bump of ground rising 10 feet high or so runs parallel to the road. It’s the bed of the old Rock Island line, which once connected St. Louis to Kansas City. It turns to the right as you enter Rosebud, behind Loeb’s Mill Bar and Grill and Clancy’s Irish Pub. Further west the railbed runs through the heart of Gerald, past Legion Park on one end and City Hall on the other. Decades ago, these were the sorts of towns that, like Buffalo Creek, depended on the railroad line for much of their economy. But the Rock Island never quite reached its promise and it was abandoned decades ago. In his last few weeks leading the state,

A woman shot her 11-year-old son before she shot and killed herself in Barnhart Saturday, deputies said. The boy was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after the shooting. Jefferson County Sheriff deputies were called to a home in the 7200 block of Valley Drive in Barnhart just after midnight on Saturday. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak said the deputies found a woman and a boy who had gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospitals, where the mother was pronounced dead and her son was being treated.

Yale’s Whiffenpoofs singers will now welcome all genders The Whiffenpoofs, Yale University’s worldfamous glee club, say their sound isn’t changing, but they are ending their more than century-old tradition of being a maleonly a cappella ensemble. The Whiffs, as they are known, and Yale’s senior women’s a cappella group, Whim ’n Rhythm, issued a joint announcement Feb. 1 that tryouts for both groups will now be open to all rising seniors, including transgender students. U.S. ‘backward,’ De Niro says • Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the administration of President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change, telling a packed audience in Dubai, United Arab Ermirates, that he was visiting from a “backward” country suffering from “temporary insanity.” He said that in the country he’s describing, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency suggested last week that global warming may be a good thing for humanity.


The old railroad bridge over the Osage River can be seen from rails that have been cleared for a new hiking and biking trail near Henley, Mo., in December 2015.

former Gov. Jay Nixon announced a plan to revive the corridor. Ameren Missouri, which owns the 144-mile abandoned railway line, planned to donate the corridor and its right of way to the state, which would then create a second cross-state bike and pedestrian trail like the Katy Trail, built on the old Missouri-KansasTexas railway line, along the Missouri River. “The new trail will bolster Missouri’s position as the nation’s premier hiking and biking destination — and strengthen local economies all along its path,” Nixon, a Democrat, said at the time. But then politics, time and money intervened. During his first year as governor of the state, Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, put on hold some of Nixon’s work to expand the state’s park system. Even as Ameren was removing rail ties and tracks from the old Rock Island line, Greitens was suggesting there might not be enough money in the state budget to complete the new trail. The delay now might last through next year. On Jan. 19, the federal Surface Transportation Board, which oversees the national rails-to-trails program, gave the state an additional year to make up its mind on what to do with the old Rock Island line. By Feb. 21, 2019, the state and Ameren will have to complete negotiations on the proposed new trail, or decide to walk away from the plan. “Now that the extension has been

granted, Missouri State Parks intends to obtain a right of entry to the corridor to gain a better understanding of the condition and potential costs involved in developing a trail,” said Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Connie Patterson. Of the more than 8,500 comments the state received when seeking input on the Rock Island proposal, an overwhelming number of them were positive, saying the trail was a “no-brainer” that would bring economic growth to rural Missouri and take advantage of the state’s growing national reputation as an outdoor recreation haven. So Rosebud waits for its revival. About 40 miles or so northeast of Rosebud there is the Peers Store. A few years ago this old general store that was once on the banks of the Missouri River was run down and in danger of being bulldozed. St. Louisans Dan and Connie Burkhardt bought it and this summer it will be a stopping point for bicyclists along the Katy Trail, where they might hear the sounds of bluegrass or just stop and get some ice cream. Maybe they’ll head a few miles west to the Treloar Bar & Grill for a burger. They’ll stop and think of the train whistle from decades past, and the sounds of Missouri’s past will be kept alive. Tony Messenger • 314-340-8518 @tonymess on Twitter

Marshak identified the woman as Tara Kelleher, 49. He did not release the name of her son. “While the investigation is ongoing, preliminary investigation suggests Tara Kelleher shot her 11-year-old son prior to her taking her own life,” Marshak said. “A male subject (her fiancé) within the residence was interviewed as part of the investigation and is not considered a suspect.” Marshak went on to say, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends left to deal with the consequences of this tragic incident.” Investigators are searching for a motive in the shooting. Jefferson County Sheriff Sgt. Brian Taylor said Kelleher’s son is holding on

Songwriter Williams is writing memoir • Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir. The book, as yet untitled, is scheduled to hit shelves in 2020. Williams won her first Grammy in 1994 at age 46 for writing the song “Passionate Kisses.” She won two more for the contemporary folk album “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” and for best female rock vocal performance for “Get Right with God.”


Country singer Moe Bandy is 74. Actortalk-show host Arsenio Hall is 62. Singer Chynna Phillips is 50. Rapper Gucci Mane is 38. Actress Christina Ricci is 38. Actress Jennifer Stone is 25. From news services

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Mother wounds 11-year-old son, then fatally shoots herself in Jefferson County, deputies say BY DENISE HOLLINSHED St. Louis Post-Dispatch


despite his critical injury. Taylor said when they get calls like this, they pray upon arrival that it turns out being something else. “These are cases we hate to work,” Taylor said. The shooting comes less than two weeks after a St. Louis Hills woman, her husband and their infant daughter were found dead of gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide. Police believe the woman was the shooter, and are investigating mental illness as a possible factor in that case. Denise Hollinshed • 314-340-8319 @Hollinshed57 on Twitter


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Missouri scores poorly on group’s traffic safety laws MARK SCHLINKMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri got a poor grade and Illinois a middle-of-the-pack ranking in a recently released rating of state laws by a national traffic safety group. The organization, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, said Missouri, along with Arizona and Montana, has on the books only four of the 16 laws the group regards as essential. Only Wyoming, with three such laws, and South Dakota, with just two, have a lower score, the group said. Illinois has nine of the 16 laws, the organization said. Among Missouri’s shortcomings, the group said, is failing to enact a ban on text messaging by all drivers, regardless of age, and a primary seat-belt law. While driving without wearing a seat belt already is illegal in Missouri, police can’t issue a ticket for that offense unless they stop the motorist first for some other reason. A proposed change would remedy that situation. Meanwhile, Missouri law now prohibits texting only by drivers age 21 and younger. Some local governments in the state have adopted all-age texting bans and primary seatbelt ordinances but the Legislature has repeatedly rejected statewide measures. New efforts are underway in the current session. Missouri also was faulted in the group’s annual report for lacking a law barring passengers in vehicles from having open containers of alcoholic beverages. Drivers already are barred from possessing an open container but critics of the law say motorists can evade a ticket by handing the beverage to a passenger when they see a police

car approach. The national group also says Missouri needs to toughen its child safety seat requirements and its graduated driver’s license standards for teenagers. The group wants a requirement that child passengers 2 years old or younger be restrained in a rear-facing safety seat. “Children younger than 2 are at an elevated risk of injuries because of their body structure, and rear-facing car seats provide the best protection in a crash,” said Janette Fennell, a co-chair of the safety group. This year’s report from the organization added the rearfacing child seat bill to the list of issues on which states are graded. Only eight states have such a law. Rep. Brandon Ellington, D-Kansas City, has introduced a bill to that end this year in Missouri. Illinois also doesn’t have a rear-facing seat requirement and was urged to toughen its graduated driver’s license rules. Illinois also was cited for not enacting a motorcycle helmet requirement, something Missouri has. Rhode Island scored the highest in the group’s view, with 13 laws in effect. Missouri ranked much better — ninth in the nation — in an annual report on highway performance and cost-effectiveness issued last week by the libertarian Reason Foundation. Illinois was in the middle, 28th. Contributing to that score was Missouri’s fifth-best ranking for total disbursements per mile. Among its lowest marks was in the deficient bridges category, where it ranked 30th. Missouri was 16th in rural interstate pavement condition, 19th in urban interstate pavement condition, 24th in urbanarea traffic congestion and 26th for its rate of traffic fatalities. North Dakota had the best overall score in the report and New Jersey the worst.

Chat with Andrew Gates of the Missouri Department of Transportation, Jamie Wilson of the St. Louis Streets Department and David Wrone of the St. Louis County Department of Transportation each Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Here is an edited excerpt from last week:

GERMAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE TRAIL It’s been low-key so far, but the Missouri Humanities Council is shepherding the branding of a cross-state swath along the Missouri River as the state’s German Heritage Corridor. Steve Belko, executive director of the state agency, said the idea is to link together various attractions with a GermanAmerican tie and eventually spur increased tourism. The corridor drew thousands of German immigrants in the 1800s. The Legislature in 2016 passed a bill establishing the corridor, stretching west from the city of St. Louis through 16 counties to Lafayette County in western Missouri. Among the roads involved, Belko said, are Highways 94 and 100 — key east-west routes along the river — and segments of north-south roads like Highways 47, 19 and 63. Attractions include the winery town of Hermann in central Missouri and Warren County’s Dutzow, regarded as the state’s first permanent German-American settlement. While the 2016 law says the Missouri Department of Transportation “may place suitable markings and informational signs,” it says such designations are to be funded through private donations. But don’t expect to see a large number of roadside signs trumpeting the corridor. Belko said plans are to mainly guide visitors with smartphone apps although there may be some small roadside markers similar to those used for the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. The effort also involves preserving for digital use various artifacts, photos and documents from the settlement period. Mark Schlinkmann • 314-340-8265 @markschlinkmann on Twitter

Noah: What is the standard for signs stating that no trucks are allowed in the left lane? They seem pretty sporadic on some interstates in the area. Other states put bigger signs over the interstates warning truckers. I deal with a big semi in the left lane almost daily. You guys need better signs or enforcement needs to go up. Gates: Under Missouri law, trucks are prohibited in the left lane on roadways with at least three lanes, unless there is an incident or an exit from the left lane of the interstate. The Missouri Highway Patrol enforces roadway laws for commercial vehicles. If there are places where you believe that signs should be added, I can share that with our traffic team. Commuter: Has the idea of reducing the speed limits for larger trucks, say by 10 to 15 mph during rush hours on interstates, ever been looked at for more densely populated areas such as St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield, Mo.? Gates: Any additional restrictions would have to be established by the Legislature. Rick: Can the timing of traffic lights on Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant be looked at? The left turn light for Washington Street from Lindbergh is too short. Generally only three or maybe four cars can make it through. Additionally, the light for crossing Lindbergh at Patterson Road heading north is too short in the evening, causing backups onto St. Denis Street. Gates: I will share this information with our traffic team and see if they can make any adjustments.

ASK METRO Chat with a Metro Transit representative at noon on the first Wednesday of each month at Here’s an edited excerpt from last week’s chat: Mark: Are the Link Markets expanding to other stations? Metro: These kiosks, which opened more than two months ago at the North Hanley and Wellston transit centers, were made possible through a Missouri Foundation for Health grant. We do not yet have funding to expand them to other stations but are closely monitoring their success and looking for opportunities to expand food access for our customers. Downtown Resident: When buses returned to the Civic Center Transit Center, the map on the rail platform was removed. The map at Union Station is still there indicating bus routes that used to stop there. Also, the big maps at all stations still show discontinued bus connections at Union Station. Wrong information is worse than no information. Metro: Metro plans to update maps and other media this summer when it opens the Cortex MetroLink station. Civic Center: A security guard at Civic Center rebuffed me when I asked for where a specific bus bay might be. He made clear he didn’t know where any of the buses’ bays were. Any chance that Metro officers can be trained so they can be actually helpful? Also, are there plans to install an elevator at Civic Center? Several friends who are unable to use stairs tell me the ramp is often slippery, takes long to use and is abysmal in bad weather. Metro: I will share your experience with our public safety team so we may improve. You may also find information about bus assignments above each passenger shelter, inside the customer waiting area and at the center of the outdoor bus bay locations. We chose not to include outdoor elevators because of the cost of maintenance and installation and decided on a ramp for disabled access. Metro provides snow and ice removal on this ramp. Contact personnel on site or customer service at 314-982-1406 if you find the conditions slippery.

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Replacing ousted school commissioner also on hold BOARD • FROM A1

• And St. Louis residents are still waiting on the State Board of Education to decide who should govern their school district and how that transition will happen. That’s on top of the search for a new state education commissioner — the vacancy that led the board to its current standstill. In the last six months of 2017, Gov. Eric Greitens appointed 10 people to the state board that oversees Missouri’s public schools. Two declined, one resigned and two others were removed by Greitens in the effort to remove the former commissioner, Margie Vandeven. In December, a board of five Greitens appointees and three holdover members voted 5-3 to fire Vandeven. But the State Board of Education has lacked a quorum since early January, when Greitens withdrew then resubmitted his five appointees, in an effort to buy more time for their confirmation in the Senate. Legislators were upset about Greitens’ political maneuvering and were threatening to hold up the appointments. Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, has said he will block the confirmation process for the five appointees: Jennifer Edwards of Springfield, Eddy Justice of Poplar Bluff, Doug Russell of Lebanon, Marvin Jungmeyer of Russellville, and Eric Teeman of Raytown. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, has said he tentatively plans to hold hearings next month to decide whether the five will get to stay. The legislative session ends in May. Even if five new people are quickly appointed, it would still take time for so many new members to learn how to work on the state board, said board Vice President Victor Lenz.

“My biggest concern is that, when we start meeting again, we’d have five new members who have no background on what the board needs to do and what we’ve been doing in certain areas,” Lenz said.


The canceled state board meetings have delayed a remake of the state’s public school evaluation system, the Missouri School Improvement Program. The project was led largely by Vandeven and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and has been more than two years in the making. The revamp would shift the system for grading schools from fixating primarily on student test performance to a more holistic view that considers factors such as school climate, parent engagement and school leadership. The department gave the board a rules proposal to vote on in October, but the board declined to take action. Now, because of the additional delays, the new rules likely wouldn’t go into effect until 2020, said Sarah Potter, department spokeswoman. And that depends on whether the new members of the board decide the changes are worth making. The board’s lack of a quorum may also hold up a decision on what kind of board should govern St. Louis Public Schools. The St. Louis district’s governing board members voted last month to recommend a return to the currently sidelined elected school board. But they’re looking to the state board to make the final decision and to outline how that transition should happen. On the agenda for its two canceled meetings, the state board was also scheduled to vote on charter renewal for Lafayette Preparatory Academy, Eagle College Prep and Lift for Life Academy, all St. Louis charter schools. “It just makes a lot of people nervous because we really want to move forward and focus on educating the kids,” said Marshall Cohen, executive director of Lift for Life. Kristen Taketa @Kristen_Taketa on Twitter

Election will be Tuesday for 8th Ward alderman ALDERMAN • FROM A1

committeewoman, Paul Fehler and Annie Rice. Fehler was chosen as the party’s nominee by the St. Louis’ Democratic Central Committee, and Rice, citing more than 500 signatures from 8th Ward residents, opted to run as an independent.


A data analyst by trade, Fehler produced the 2011 documentary The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, which explored issues of racial equity in the St. Louis region. He’s been involved with For the Sake of All, a project examining regional health disparities and serves on the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association. Fehler and Rice share many similar policy views. Both oppose the potential privatization of St. Louis Lambert International Airport and believe the city needs broad, systemic incentive reform for economic development. Fehler says what sets him apart is his intent to be a fulltime alderman, with a focus on providing services that improve residents’ quality of life, such as fixing potholes and repairing sidewalks. “When constituent services are neglected, the entire ward suffers,” Fehler said. He says he also knows how to respond to each neighborhood’s unique needs. For example, in his home in the Shaw neighborhood, what he hears most from residents is a call to make the area more walkable and amenity-rich while retaining diversity, Fehler said. “But in Tower Grove East, which already has access to a thriving and world-class commercial district, I’m hearing

M 1 • MONDAY • 02.12.2018 8TH WARD SPECIAL ELECTION Voters in St. Louis’ 8th Ward will choose a new alderman on Tuesday. • Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. • You can find your polling place on the city Board of Election Commissioners website. • Candidates are: Paul Fehler, Democrat Annie Rice, independent

more about the need for better trash pickup and road maintenance,” he said. The 8th Ward doesn’t share the same struggles with crime or a lack of development that other wards do, but its alderman can do more to better the city as a whole, Fehler said. “I think a thriving 8th Ward can only truly exist in a thriving city,” he said. That means approaching economic development in a unified way, so all wards benefit, not just a select few, he said, calling for a more thorough vetting process. “ R u b b e r- s ta m p i n g T I F and tax abatement has robbed our city of potential revenue streams,” he said. It also means capitalizing on a moment when St. Louis has both a new police chief and a new public safety director to come up with fresh ideas to improve public safety, he added. “We can re-imagine what a community-focused and responsive and hopefully fully staffed police department can do to bring fair and equitable crime reduction to the city,” he said.


Rice, an immigration lawyer and a board member for the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, says she thinks her experience as a lawyer will give her an edge on the board, where aldermen rely heavily on lawyers to craft legislation. “I advocate for my clients in the courts, but I’m also advocating for better policies. I’m very comfortable with that — writing policy, interpreting

what comes through the board,” Rice said. “The client work that I do translates directly into constituent services. If things aren’t working, you have to fix the immediate problem, and then also the system. Connecting all those dots together is a broad skill set.” Rice also contends that she will be a better representative of a ward that has grown increasingly progressive. She’s been a fixture at protests since the acquittal of former St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley in September and said she hopes to be a partner in passing the reforms protesters are calling for. Regarding incentive reform, Rice said she’d like to see stronger enforcement of provisions developers agree to, and she thinks the 8th Ward can help make development successful citywide. “We don’t want to say, ‘No more tax abatements because we got what we needed so we’re done.’ How can we learn what worked here, and share that with other wards without abuse? Where can it translate well?” Rice said. Other priorities for Rice include keeping the streets well lit and addressing crimes such as carjackings while also exploring new ideas to make the city safer. She cites a burgeoning partnership between her law firm and the Department of Public Safety to offer undocumented immigrants a pathway to getting a visa if they come forward with information about a crime. Rice stressed that her opposition to Proposition P — a half-cent sales tax increase to give raises to police officers and firefighters, which the 8th Ward voted against — wouldn’t keep her from partnering with city police officers. “It would be false to think I can’t work with the police because I’ve called for accountability,” she said. Celeste Bott • 314-340-8119 @celestebott on Twitter

Health commissioner’s bold move saved lives FLU • FROM A1

strong immune systems overreacted to the invading virus. The 1918 Spanish flu got its name after King Alfonso of Spain, 32, fell ill that May. “It was working-age adults, people who were young and healthy suddenly getting sick and dying,” said Dr. Steven Lawrence, infectious disease specialist at Washington University. “It made for a devastating pandemic.” When a second wave of flu hit the U.S. the next fall, St. Louis had the advantage of planning for disaster as East Coast cities were struck first. By late September, Jefferson Barracks went under quarantine as the first soldiers came down with the flu. In early October, city health commissioner Dr. Max C. Starkloff ordered the closure of schools, movie theaters, saloons, sporting events and other public gathering spots. Churches were told to suspend Sunday services. At the time, with nearly 800,000 residents, St. Louis was among the top 10 largest American cities. “In an epidemic, somebody has to have the authority to make those kinds of decisions that infringe on people’s rights,” said Pamela Walker, who was the city’s health director from 2007 to 2015. “He had been health director for long enough to know his city and how people interacted. He also had the public’s trust.” Chris Gordon, director of library and collections at the Missouri History Museum, called Starkloff’s decision “a bold step.” “Most places in the country did not go that far,” Gordon said. Theater owners, as some of the largest taxpayers at the time, protested the closures. Musicians and entertainers claimed the quarantine threatened their careers. Others were delighted — anti-alcohol leagues that were forming in the runup to Prohibition went on the lookout for taverns that violated the shutdown, Gordon said. Within two days of the quarantine, eight soldiers at Jefferson Barracks were dead, another eight residents died at St. Louis City Hospital and the number of area flu cases topped 1,150. Jacob Meeker, a St. Louis congressman, died Oct. 16, six days after touring Jefferson Barracks. He was 40. With the flu continuing its rampage, Starkloff imposed a


Dr. Max C. Starkloff was the city’s health commissioner during the pandemic. On Oct. 7, 1918, Starkloff ordered the closing of schools, churches and public places to reduce the spread of Spanish flu. His effort is credited with keeping the St. Louis death rate the lowest among major U.S. cities.


A girl stands next to her sister lying in bed in November 1918. The girl became so worried she telephoned the Red Cross Home Service, which came to help the woman fight the influenza virus. No one knows the ultimate origin of that terrifying 1918 flu. But researchers hope they’re finally closing in on stronger flu shots, ways to boost much-needed protection against ordinary winter influenza and guard against future pandemics.

SEPT. 26, 1918

DEC. 23, 1918

As these clippings from the St. Louis Star-Times show, St. Louis went from no cases of Spanish flu to more than 31,000 in just three months.

stricter quarantine in November, closing down all businesses with few exceptions including banks, newspapers, embalmers and coffin makers, according to Post-Dispatch archives. The American Red Cross shifted from making bandages to face masks. Volunteers passed around blankets and vats of broth to flu sufferers. An ambulance waited at Union Station to take any sickly train passengers directly to the hospital upon arrival. Police officers

and mail carriers wore masks on their daily routes. Inside factories that couldn’t shut down during wartime production, doctors roamed the floors, watching workers for any signs of flu-like fever and cough. Dr. Melvin Roblee, who died in 1995, remembered sleeping at the hospital during the epidemic: “We were in wooden barracks and we filled up Barnes Hospital with flu cases,” he recounted for an oral history proj-

ect for Washington University. The quarantine was temporarily lifted Nov. 18 but reinstated when the flu roared back in December. By Dec. 10 the flu peaked in the city with 60 deaths in one day. After illnesses declined sharply, the quarantine was lifted just after Christmas. By the end of the flu season the next spring, the city had counted 31,500 illnesses and 1,703 deaths. Thanks to the quarantine, St. Louis’ death rate in 1918 was lowest among major U.S. cities. In Philadelphia, where bodies piled up on sidewalks when the morgues overflowed, the death rate was nearly twice as high. Rural areas in Missouri were not immune to the outbreak. Dr. J. Lee Harwell was one of a dozen doctors in Poplar Bluff at the time, said his grandson, Dr. Larry Harwell, 80, of University City. “My grandfather’s stories of the epidemic were frightening,” Harwell said. “People would die in a waiting room.” J. Lee Harwell and other doctors made house calls to the farms, collecting livestock as their payment. Many patients died in the buggies on the way back to town. Harwell said his grandfather’s diary entries for

1918 stopped at Nov. 15. “The only entry on every page after that had only one word: FLU. There was none of his usual chatter, so I can only presume all hell broke loose and he was too tired to write anything else,” Harwell said. At the end of its disastrous run, the Spanish flu of 1918 infected one-third of the world’s population and killed 50 million or more worldwide, including 675,000 Americans. In the last decade, the flu has caused 12,000 to 56,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, the flu season this year — which is considered very severe — is expected to infect close to 10 percent of the U.S. population. Today, 100 years after one of history’s worst natural disasters, doctors have more tools to prevent and fight a flu outbreak — vaccines, anti-viral medicines and antibiotics for side effects such as bacterial pneumonia. Still, flu experts believe the next pandemic is already lurking in a bird in China or a pig in Kansas, mutating on its path toward humans. “Even though we are very prepared for it, we have to be careful to guard against being complacent,” Lawrence said. “We should be and must be vigilant.” Blythe Bernhard • 314-340-8129 @blythebernhard on Twitter


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Next frontier: Private operator for station Trump administration eyes transitioning orbiting laboratory out of government hands BY CHRISTIAN DAVENPORT Washington Post

WASHINGTON • The administration of President Donald Trump wants to turn the International Space Station into a kind of orbiting real estate venture run not by the government, but by private industry. The White House plans to stop funding for the station after 2024, ending direct federal support of the orbiting laboratory. But it does not intend to abandon the station altogether, and it is working on a transition plan that could turn the station over to the private sector, according to an internal NASA document obtained by The Washington Post. “The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time — it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of a future commercial platform,” the document states. “NASA will expand international and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Earth orbit.” In its budget request to be released Monday, the administration would request $150 million in fiscal year 2019, with more in additional years, “to enable the development and maturation of commercial entities and capabilities which will ensure that commercial successors to the ISS-potentially including elements of the ISS-are operational when they are needed.” The plan to privatize the station is likely


President Donald Trump’s administration is considering a plan to let private industry take over operation of the International Space Station after 2024.

to run into a wall of opposition, especially since the United States has spent nearly $100 billion to build and operate it. Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he hoped recent reports of NASA’s decision to end funding of the station “prove as unfounded as Bigfoot.” He said the decision was the result of “numbskulls” at the Office of Management and Budget. “As a fiscal conservative, you know one of the dumbest things you can to is cancel programs after billions in investment when there is still serious usable life

ahead,” he said. When asked about the possibility of a public-partnership, he said, “I think all of us are open to reasonable proposals that are cost effective and that are utilizing the investments we made in a way that maximize their effectiveness.” NASA is currently studying whether the life of the station could be extended to 2028, or beyond, and he said any decision should hinge on that report. But some questioned who would want to take over the station.

“The ISS is built for science and human exploration, it’s not built for profit seeking,” said Andrew Rush, the chief executive of Made In Space, a company that uses 3-D printing to manufacture objects on the space station. Frank Slazer, the vice president of space systems for the Aerospace Industries Association, said the plan also could prove sticky with the station’s international partners. “It will be very hard to turn ISS into a truly commercial outpost because of the international agreements that the United States is involved in,” he said. “It’s inherently always going to be an international construct that requires U.S. government involvement and multinational cooperation.” Boeing currently operates the station for NASA, which costs between $3 billion and $4 billion annually. Last month, as reports circulated about NASA pulling the plug on the station, Mark Mulqueen, Boeing’s space station program manager, said that “walking away from the International Space Station now would be a mistake, threatening American leadership and hurting the commercial market as well as the scientific community.” The internal NASA document has scant details over how the privatization of the station would work. As it prepares a transition plan, the White House said that it “will request market analysis and business plans from the commercial sector and solicit plans from commercial industry.” It didn’t immediately propose what private enterprise might do with the station or which companies might take it over.

Signed budget means Trump’s fiscal plan will be outdated on arrival BY ANDREW TAYLOR AND MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press

WASHINGTON • In a twist on Washing-

ton’s truism about presidential budgets being DOA, President Donald Trump’s 2019 fiscal plan due Monday is dead before it gets there. The original plan was for Trump’s new budget to slash domestic agencies even further than last year’s proposal, but instead it will land in Congress three days after he signed a two-year budget agreement that wholly rewrites both plans. Trump’s Monday submission was completed before the budget pact delivered the nearly $300 billion increase above prior “caps” on spending. The 2019 budget was designed to double down on last year’s proposals to slash foreign aid, the Environmental Protection Agency, home heating assistance and other nondefense programs funded by Congress each year. “A lot of presidents’ budgets are ignored. But I would expect this one to be completely irrelevant and totally ignored,” said Jason Furman, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama. “In fact,

Trump calls for streamlined permitting process TRUMP • FROM A1

Trump said in last month’s State of the Union address. Under the plan, the $200 billion in federal money would entice other levels of government and the private sector over the coming decade to raise their spending on infrastructure by more than $1 trillion. Half the money would go to grants for transportation, water, flood control and cleanups of polluted sites. States, local governments and other project sponsors could use the grants for no more than 20 percent of the cost. Transit agencies generally count on the federal government for half the cost of major projects, and federal dollars can cover 80 percent of some highway projects. About $50 billion would go toward rural projects — transportation, broadband, water, waste, power, flood management and ports. That is intended to address criticism from some Republican senators that the administration’s initial emphasis on public-private partnerships would do little to help rural, GOP-leaning states White House aides said Trump was open to a new source of funding to cover the federal share — such as raising the federal gas tax for the first time since 1993 — but Congress would have to make such decisions. Administration officials previewing the plan said it would feature two key components: an injection of funding for new investments and to help speed up repairs of crumbling roads and airports, as well as a streamlined permitting process that would truncate the wait time to get projects underway. Trump has repeatedly blamed the “crumbling” state of the nation’s roads and highways for preventing the American economy from reaching its full potential. Many in Washington believe that Trump should have begun his term a year ago with an infrastructure push, one that could have garnered bipartisan support or, at a minimum, placed Democrats in a bind for opposing a popular political measure. But the administration chose to begin with health care, and relations with

Congress passed a law week that basically undid the budget before it was even submitted.” Trump would again spare Social Security retirement benefits and Medicare as he promised during the 2016 campaign. And while his plan would reprise last year’s attempt to scuttle the Affordable Care Act and sharply cut back the Medicaid program for the elderly, poor and disabled, Trump’s allies on Capitol Hill have signaled there’s no interest in tackling hot-button health issues in an election year. Instead, the new budget deal and last year’s tax cuts herald the return of trilliondollar-plus deficits. Last year, Trump’s budget predicted a $526 billion budget deficit for the 2019 fiscal year starting Oct. 1; instead, it’s set to exceed $1 trillion once the cost of the new spending pact and the tax cuts are added to Congressional Budget Office projections. Mick Mulvaney, the former Tea Partyaligned congressman who runs the White House budget office, said Sunday that Trump’s new budget, if implemented, would tame the deficit over time, though unlike last year’s submission, it wouldn’t

Democrats have only grown more strained during a turbulent, contentious year. The White House, now grappling with the fallout from the departure of a senior aide after spousal abuse allegations, may not have an easy time navigating a massive infrastructure plan through a polarized Congress. It just grappled with two federal government shutdowns and will soon turn its attention to immigration. Early reaction to the infrastructure proposal was divided. Democrats have long championed public works projects as a way to create jobs and stimulate the economy, but they are calling for a far larger federal investment than Trump will propose. Just last week, House Democrats offered an alternative plan, dubbed “A Better Deal to Rebuild America,” that envisioned $1 trillion in direct federal spending — five times what Trump will propose. Many Republicans, meanwhile, are leery of any new spending, particularly in the wake of passage last year of a $1.5 trillion tax cut plan and last week’s budget agreement that will pump more than $500 billion in additional money into domestic agencies and the Pentagon over two years, the biggest increase in spending in almost a decade. Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, saluted Trump “for providing the leadership we have desperately needed to reclaim our rightful place as global leader on true 21stcentury infrastructure.” “When ports are clogged, trucks are delayed, power is down, water is shut off, or the internet has a lapse, modern manufacturers’ ability to compete is threatened and jobs are put at risk,” Timmons said. “There is no excuse for inaction, and manufacturers are committed to ensuring that America seizes this opportunity.” But a number of Democrats and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have pushed the administration to commit far more federal dollars, funded by tax increases, or by closing tax loopholes. And environmental groups expressed worry about its impact. “President Trump’s infrastructure proposal is a disaster,” said Shelley Poticha of the Natural Resources Defense Council. “It fails to offer the investment needed to bring our country into the 21st century. Even worse, his plan includes an unacceptable corporate giveaway by truncating environmental reviews.” The Washington Post contributed to this report.

promise to balance the federal ledger eventually. “The budget does bend the trajectory down, it does move us back towards balance. It does get us away from trilliondollar deficits,” Mulvaney said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Just because this deal was signed does not mean the future is written in stone. We do have a chance still to change the trajectory. And that is what the budget will show tomorrow.” Mulvaney also said Sunday that the administration’s budget plan will include $3 billion for Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. However, that figure would jump to $25 billion over two years if Congress passes a proposal to

deal with young “Dreamer” immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The White House budget office said Friday that Monday’s submission would reflect stringent limits on appropriated spending — that’s the more than $1 trillion spent each year for agency operations — that were the hangover from a failed 2011 budget deal. Last year, Trump promised a $54 billion, 10 percent increase for the Pentagon, financed by an equal cut to foreign aid and domestic agencies. What Congress instead delivered on Friday was a budget that would instead increase defense by $80 billion this year and boost nondefense appropriations by $63 billion.

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LAW & ORDER WASHINGTON PARK > Man found shot in back • Authorities have identified a man who was shot and killed Friday night in Washington Park. Timiji Jackson, 25, of the 4700 block of North Park Drive in Washington Park, was found face down outside a building in the 1400 block of North 48th Street, according to St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. He had been shot once in the back. Jackson was taken to Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, where he was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m., Dye said. The Illinois State Police are investigating the fatal shooting. Police asked anyone with information regarding the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. WASHINGTON PARK > Series of fires deemed suspicious • The Washington Park Fire Department battled a series of suspicious fires Saturday. The village’s fire chief, Sharon Davis, said the fires happened in the same area. Firefighters were called to the area of Hill Avenue and 57th Street to a fire about 11 a.m. They found blazes in a vacant home, a detached garage, two outbuildings and a school bus used for storage, according to Davis. All were a total loss. While fighting that fire, firefighters were dispatched to two more vacant house fires in the area of 56th Street and Hill Avenue and another vacant home fire on 56th Street. No one was injured, she said. The fires are under investigation and have been ruled suspicious, Davis said. The Illinois State Fire Marshal Office and the Washington Park Police Department are investigating the fires. NASHVILLE, ILL. > Robbery suspect surrenders in California • A man turned himself in to authorities in California on Saturday, claiming responsibility for the armed robbery of a Nashville gas station Jan. 31. On Saturday, an arrest warrant was issued for Jordan T. Macbeth, 18, in connection with the robbery of a BP gas station. Macbeth, who is from Virginia, was also arrested on a desertion warrant issued by the Army. According to police, on Jan. 31, a man bought gas at the BP station on Illinois 127, then returned about 25 minutes later around 4 p.m. to rob the store. Surveillance photos show a man pointing a black handgun at a clerk. Macbeth was scheduled to be extradited to Washington County Jail with a bail set at $250,000, according to a press release from the Nashville Police Department.

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Fans mourn Temptations singer Dennis Edwards at St. Louis service BY ASHLEY JOST St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Family, friends and fans gathered Sunday afternoon to mourn singer Dennis Edwards, a Grammy-winning member of the classic Motown group the Temptations. “I grew up on his music,” said Karla Brown of Florissant, who said she wouldn’t have missed the chance to pay her respects. “My parents played it for me and I played it for my kids.” She was among those who filed into Faith Miracle Temple, 870 Pershall Road, for a viewing Sunday afternoon that was to be followed by a private service at 6 p.m. The Motown legend and Temptations singer died Feb. 1 at age 74 at a Chicago hospital, but had lived in the St. Louis area for decades. His wife, Brenda Edwards, said he died of complications from meningitis. Edwards had gone to Chicago weeks ago for medical treatment, a time period that is now under investigation. Court documents filed by an adult protective services investigator allege that weeks before the singer’s death, Edwards was abused by his wife. An emergency protective order was granted against her. That was canceled with his death, and before a court hearing at which Brenda Edwards would have had the chance to defend herself against the allegations. She told the Post-Dispatch

last week that the claims are false and said she “would have never done anything to harm him.” The Chicago Police Department Edwards said last week that there is an open criminal investigation into the matter. Regardless of the questions surrounding his final weeks in Chicago, regular St. Louisans came out Sunday to remember Edwards, joined by notables like Ozzie Smith, Otis Redding III, original Temptation Otis Williams, Temptation Ron Tyson, former Temptation Theo Peoples and members of the Temptations Review. Poster-size photos of Edwards from his heyday were on either side of his open casket. Screens in the auditorium-style church ran through videos and photos of the Temptations’ performances through the years, and songs performed by the Temptations welcomed people as they paid their respects. Edwards was born in Alabama and moved to Detroit as a young boy, but moved to the St. Louis area in the 1980s to be closer to his mother. By that time, Edwards had sung lead vocals on some of the Temptations’ biggest hits. Edwards wasn’t an original singer with the classic Temptations lineup,

but became the official sixth member in 1968. His rough signature voice guided the group through its funk-psychedelic period on classic tunes such as “Cloud Nine,” “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today),” “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “I Can’t Get Next to You.” The Temptations received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2013 that Edwards accepted along with Williams and survivors of the departed group members. The Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. Of course, those who came Sunday to his services said they admired his music, but some also had personal stories of meeting him. Brown encountered Edwards on a cruise in 1999 and kept in touch. She joked that he was friends with everyone he encountered. “He never met a stranger,” she quipped. And when he did, “you’d think they knew each other for years” by how they talked. Mercel Jones, 68, came out as a lifelong fan to say goodbye to the man he called “one great Temptation.” Jones, a Black Jack resident, met Mr. Edwards several times, seeing him out shopping at Jamestown Mall through the years. “He brought (the Temptations) to another level,” he said.


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VOTES IN CONGRESS • FEB. 5-9 Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week of Feb. 5-9.


Sexual Harassment in U.S. House • The House on Feb. 6 passed a bipartisan bill (HR 4924) that would reform its handling of employees’ sexualharassment allegations against lawmakers. The bill prohibits House members from engaging in a sexual relationship with any staff member they supervise; requires lawmakers to personally pay settlements arising from their misconduct; provides legal counsel for complainants; allows victims to talk publicly about settlements and requires public disclosure of members’ settlement payments. The bill was passed on a nonrecord voice vote and is now before the Senate. Among the bill’s prime sponsors was Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, Ill., who serves on the Committee on House Administration. Posting Fast Food Calories • The House on Feb. 6 voted, 266-157, to sidetrack a Food and Drug Administration rule under which restaurant chains of 20 or more outlets will have to post nutrition information including calorie counts on menu boards at the point of sale. A yes vote was to pass a bill (HR 772) that would amend and effectively kill an anti-obesity rule due to take effect in May. Yes • Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin; Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, Mo.; Jason Smith, R-Salem, Mo.; John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, Ill., Davis. Not voting • William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis. Deregulation of Home-Lending Rules • The House on Feb. 8 voted, 280-131, to relax a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule designed to curb predatory home-lending practices such as those linked to millions of foreclosures in the 2008-2009 financial meltdown. Backers said the bill would enable community banks to expand middle- and low-income access to home ownership, while foes said it would add unnecessary risk to segments of the mortgage market. A yes vote was to send HR 1153 to the Senate. Yes • Davis, Luetkemeyer, Shimkus, Bost, Smith, Wagner. No • Clay Provocative Remarks by Arizona Congressman • The House on Feb. 6 blocked, 231-187, an attempt by Democrats to force consideration of a measure formally condemning Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., for having called for the arrest and deportation of “dreamers” attending the recent State of the Union address as guests of Democratic members. A yes vote was in opposition to reproaching Gosar for his comments. Yes • Bost, Smith, Luetkemeyer, Davis, Wagner, Shimkus. Not Voting • Clay.


The Senate will vote on the legal status of the undocumented young immigrants known as “dreamers” in the week of Feb. 12. The votes and descriptions are compiled by Voterama in Congress, a legislative tracking organization.

President’s support is vital as Congress tackles immigration BY ALAN FRAM associated Press

WASHINGTON • The Senate will open on Monday a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants. But the most influential voice in the conversation may be on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue. If the aim is to pass a legislative solution soon, President Donald Trump is a crucial and, at times, complicating player. His day-to-day turnabouts on the issues have confounded Democrats and Republicans and led some to urge the White House to minimize his role in the debate for fear he’ll say something that undermines the effort. Yet his ultimate support will be vital if Congress is to overcome election-year pressures against compromise. No Senate deal is likely to see the light of day in the more conservative House without the president’s blessing and promise to sell compromise to his hard-line base. Trump, thus far, has balked on that front. “The Tuesday Trump versus the Thursday Trump, after the base gets to him,” is how Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a proponent of compromise, describes the president and the impact conservative voters and his hard-right advisers have on him. “I don’t know how far he’ll go, but I do think he’d like to fix it.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., scheduled an initial procedural vote for Monday evening to commence debate. It is expected to succeed easily, and then the Senate will spend days or weeks — no one knows how long — sorting through proposals. Democrats and some Republicans say they want to help the Dreamers, young immigrants who have lived in the U.S. illegally since they were children and have only temporarily been protected from deportation by a program enacted under President Barack Obama. Trump has said he wants to aid them and has even proposed a path to citizenship for 1.8 million of them, but in exchange wants $25 billion for his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall plus significant curbs to legal immigration. McConnell agreed to the openended debate, a Senate rarity in recent years, after Democrats forced a government shutdown last month and would supply enough votes to reopen agencies with a promise of a debate and votes on immigration. They had initially de-

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) shown Wednesday with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, is expected to open debate on immigration Monday.

manded a deal toward helping Dreamers, not a simple promise of votes. What’s certain is that to prevail, any plan will need 60 votes, meaning substantial support from both parties is mandatory. Republicans control the chamber 51-49, but Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been home for weeks battling brain cancer. It’s unclear who will offer what. Some version of Trump’s plan and a bipartisan proposal to give Dreamers a chance at citizenship — with no border security money or legal immigration restrictions — seem likely to surface. Both are considered certain to fail. A rejection of Trump’s plan, which may not even attract all GOP votes, would be a black eye for the White House. For Democrats, perhaps its most radioactive proposal is barring legal immigrants from sponsoring their parents or siblings to live in the U.S. Votes are also possible on a compromise by a small bipartisan group led by Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. It would provide possible citizenship for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers, $2.7 billion for border security and some changes in legal immigration rules. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., would offer legal status but not necessarily citizenship, and require tougher border security without promising wall money. Trump has rejected both proposals. Some senators have discussed a bare-bones plan to protect Dreamers for a year in exchange for a year’s worth of security money. Flake has said he’s working on a three-year version of that. “I still think that if we put a good bill to the president, that has the support of

65, 70 members of the Senate, that the president will accept it and the House will like it as well,” Flake told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Underscoring how hard it’s been for lawmakers to find an immigration compromise, around two dozen moderates from both parties have met for weeks to seek common ground. So have the No. 2 Democratic and GOP House and Senate leaders. Neither group has come forward with a deal. In January, Trump invited two dozen lawmakers from both parties to the White House in what became a nearly hourlong immigration negotiating session. He asked them to craft a “bill of love” and said he’d sign a solution they’d send him. At another White House session days later, he told Durbin and Graham he was rejecting their bipartisan offer. He used a profanity to describe African nations and said he’d prefer immigrants from Norway, comments that have soured many Democrats about Trump’s intentions. Trump made a clamp-down on immigration a staple of his 2016 presidential campaign. As president he has mixed expressions of sympathy for Dreamers with rhetoric that equate immigration with crime and drugs. Last September he said he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which lets Dreamers temporarily live and work in the U.S. Trump said President Barack Obama had lacked the legal power to create DACA. Trump gave Congress until March 5 to somehow replace it, though a federal court has forced him to continue its protections.

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WASHINGTON • Reeling from the downfall of a senior aide, the White House was on the defensive Sunday, attempting to soften President Donald Trump’s comments about the mistreatment of women while rallying around the embattled chief of staff. Several senior aides fanned out on the morning talk shows to explain how the White House handled the departure of staff secretary Rob Porter, a rising West Wing star who exited after two ex-wives came forward with allegations of spousal abuse. And they tried to clarify the reaction from Trump, who has yet to offer a sympathetic word to the women who said they had been abused. “The president believes, as he said the other day, you have to consider all sides,” senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said. “He has said this in the past about incidents that relate to him as well. At the same time, you have to look at the results. The result is that Rob Porter is no longer the staff secretary.” On Saturday, Trump tweeted that “lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false.” And the day before, he pointed to Porter’s assertions of innocence and wished him a great future. Conway also delivered what she said was a vote of confidence from Trump for chief of staff John Kelly, who has come under fire for his handling of the Porter matter. Kelly initially defended his righthand man before later offering a version of the week’s events that did not line up with the White House’s earlier timeline. Budget director Mick Mulvaney, among those mentioned as a potential Kelly successor if Trump were to make a change, also played down the speculation about Kelly’s standing, suggesting those stories “are mostly being fed by people who are unhappy that they have lost access to the president.” But Trump has begun floating potential names for a chief of staff with outside advisers, according to people with knowledge of the conversations but not authorized to discuss them. In addition to Mulvaney, others are House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Mark Meadows and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. As the aftershocks of the accusations against Porter reverberated for a sixth day, Trump stayed out of sight on a rainy Sunday in Washington.

House intelligence committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI’s Russia investigation to ensure there’s no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it come out. A White House aide said Sunday he was confident it would be released once Democrats “clean it up.” That potential nudge toward progress came as both sides traded steamy recriminations over the matter. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, senior Democrat on the intelligence committee, said Trump was putting his personal interest above the country’s in blocking a memo that “completely undermines his claim of vindication” in special counsel Robert Mueller’s continuing investigation of the 2016 Trump campaign’s relationship with Russian interests and Russia’s meddling in the election. “The president doesn’t want the public to see the underlying facts,” Schiff said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” The White House legislative director, Marc Short, countered that Democrats padded their memo with sensitive information, knowing Trump would stop its release, in an effort to make him look obstructionist. “We’re not afraid of transparency,” Short said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Trump overrode strong Justice Department objections when he declassified a Republican memo alleging an abuse of surveillance powers in the FBI’s Russia investigation. The FBI expressed “grave concerns” about its accuracy, and the Justice Department said in advance that its release, without proper review, would be “extraordinarily reckless.” But Trump has blocked the Democratic document, which tries to counter the Republican allegations of surveillance excesses. Schiff said Democrats showed the memo to the Justice Department and the FBI and asked for their feedback before bringing it to the intelligence panel, and did not hear complaints about inaccuracy. But he said Democrats would “sit down with the FBI and go through any concerns that they have” about the disclosure of classified intelligence. “We will redact it to make sure that we’re very protective of sources and methods,” Schiff said.



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DIGEST Brazilian Carnivalgoers blast politicians, policies Some Brazilians — the mayor, the governor and the president — aren’t finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro’s colorful Carnival parades. An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year’s celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night’s parade at Rio’s Sambadrome featured entries that blast the country’s political leadership at a moment of economic slump and political scandal. President Michel Temer, Rio de Janeiro state Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao and Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella were expected to skip the two-day bash at the Sambadrome. The samba parades used to be a magnet for politicians before a sprawling corruption investigation around state-run oil giant Petrobras began in 2014. Now officeholders fear being booed and even attacked by critics. Sex allegations could cut Oxfam’s funding • Oxfam, one of the world’s most prominent relief agencies, could lose its funding from the British government over reports that its workers exploited survivors of a massive earthquake in Haiti, and possibly other disasters, for sex. It is a “complete betrayal of both the people Oxfam were there to help and also the people that sent them there to do that job,” Britain’s international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, told BBC News, which noted that the nonprofit received $44 million in government funds last year. Drone downed by Israel was Iranian copy of U.S. machine • The drone that Israel said it shot down this weekend appeared to have been developed by Iran from technology obtained when it captured a U.S. stealth aircraft in 2011, according to aviation experts and Israeli officials. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a spokesman for Israel’s military, and Yuval Steinitz, a minister in Israel’s security cabinet, said the craft was a copy of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone, which Iran claims to have reverse-engineered.


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Italy’s far right stays off streets, on Facebook • Italian authorities braced for the worst Saturday, deploying riot police across the country in anticipation of far-right street fighters wreaking havoc on marches by anti-racists and anti-fascists. But then the far right largely failed to show. Instead of taking to the streets, it took to Facebook. Giorgia Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party, broadcast from the campaign trail via Facebook Live a few times over the weekend. Merkel defends German coalition government deal • German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back Sunday against critics within her Christian Democratic Union party of the governing coalition deal reached with Germany’s

Queen joins push to reduce plastic waste • Environmentalist David Attenborough recently produced a conservation series called “Blue Planet II.” The show was a hit in Britain, and it spurred top officials to take a serious look at reducing plastic waste. Britain’s environmental secretary, for

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Russian airliner reported no problems before crash Plane crashed moments after takeoff from Moscow, killing 71 people BY JIM HEINTZ associated Press

MOSCOW • A Russian airliner that had just taken off from the country’s secondbusiest airport crashed Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard and scattering jagged chunks of wreckage across a snowy field outside Moscow. The crew of the An-148 regional jet did not report any problems before the twin-engine aircraft plunged into the field about 25 miles from Domodedovo Airport, authorities said. The Saratov Airlines flight disappeared from radar just minutes after departure for the city of Orsk, some 1,000 miles to the southeast. Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov confirmed that there were no survivors. The 65 passengers ranged in age from 5 to 79, according to a list posted by the Russian Emergencies Ministry, which did not give their nationalities. Six crew members were also aboard. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed sympathy for the families of the victims. In Washington, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the U.S. “is deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of those on board Saratov Airlines Flight 703. We send our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and to the people of Russia.” Emergency workers combed through the field while investigators descended on the airport to search for clues to what brought the jet down. One of the flight recorders was recovered, Russian news reports said, but it was not immediately clear if it was the data or voice recorder.


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with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the Black Sea resort, where the president has an official residence. Instead, Abbas will meet with Putin in Moscow in the latter part of Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian news agencies. The An-148 was developed by Ukraine’s Antonov company in the early 2000s and manufactured in both Ukraine and Russia. Shabby equipment and poor supervision plagued Russian civil aviation for years after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, but its safety record has improved in recent years. The last large-scale crash in Russia occurred on Dec. 25, 2016, when a Tu-154 operated by the Russian Defense Ministry on its way to Syria crashed into the Black Sea minutes after takeoff from Sochi. All 92 people on board were killed. In March 2016, a Boeing 737-800 flown by FlyDubai crashed while landing at Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 people aboard. An onboard bomb destroyed a Russian Metrojet airliner in October 2015 soon after it took off from Egypt’s Sharm alSheikh resort. The bombing killed 224 people.



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States look far and wide, even to Canada, to cut drug costs Lawmakers trying to rein in budgets hope to pressure manufacturers BY WILSON RING Associated Press

MONTPELIER, VT. • Lawmakers in more than two-thirds of the states are considering ways to reduce prescription drug costs, including importing them from Canada, as they strive to balance budgets without knowing for sure what their government’s share of the tab will be. A total of 87 bills in 34 states of all political stripes seek to save money on prescription drugs, according to the nonpartisan National Academy for State Health Policy. Six of those states are considering bills that would allow drugs to be imported from Canada, where they cost an average 30 percent less than in the United States. One is liberal Vermont, where lawmakers have revived a nearly 2-decade-old proposal. Conservative Utah is considering a simi-

lar proposal. Maryland is looking at establishing a commission that would regulate drug costs. “States have to balance budgets,” said Trish Riley, executive director of the health policy academy, based in Portland, Maine. “You budget a certain amount of money for drugs in a state employee health program or a Medicaid program, and you’re surprised by the midyear increases that are unpredictable and huge.” The stakes are high not only for state governments, government employees and Medicaid recipients, but also for anyone else paying for prescription drugs. The federal government does not control drug prices, which are set by drug companies and are subject to costs and competition, while Medicaid negotiates cheaper drugs for low-income Americans. But one hope is that importing drugs can put downward pressure on domestic costs for all, said Utah state Rep. Norm Thurston, a Republican who introduced a drug-import bill in his state. “It’s not a liberal-conservative thing,” he said. “It’s not a Dem-

ocrat-Republican thing.” Of the pharmaceutical industry, he said, “it makes them compete against themselves.” The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a trade group for drugmakers, argues the proposals would threaten people’s health because quality could not be assured. Safety has nothing to do with the potential for tainted drugs from Canada, said Thurston, whose bill could be debated by the Utah House on Monday. “The No. 1 threat to patient safety related to prescription drugs in our state is that the drugs are so expensive that people don’t take them,” Thurston said. “We don’t have any widespread problem in our state with counterfeit drugs.” Allowing patients to buy medication from other countries with strict drug standards, such as Canada, is an idea that has long been floated in Washington by lawmakers of both parties. But each time, it has been blocked by the powerful drug lobby. President Donald Trump has supported opening up imports, and in his State of the Union speech called drug prices an “in-

justice” and promised action this year. But it’s still unclear whether his administration will take the importation route. New Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has favored other steps to increase competition domestically. Federal law since 2003 has allowed the U.S. health secretary to give states permission to import drugs, but such permission has never been granted. Federal drug-import legislation, introduced by Vermont’s independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders last year, is once again being considered by Congress, though states are taking the bolder approaches. The drug-import concept was highlighted almost two decades ago by Sanders, at the time a U.S. representative, when he took busloads of Vermonters to Quebec to visit Canadian doctors and fill prescriptions. Leukemia patient Jayne Rivera, 59, of Lyndonville, Vt., has been living on Social Security disability, and her medical costs have been paid by Medicare. While most costs are covered, a year ago she was still paying $60 to $70 a week for about 20 prescriptions. She just learned a $2,000-a-

month prescription will be covered, bringing her monthly drug bill down to about $40 a month. But the affordability question still nags at her. “It’s that worry,” she said. “OK, I need this medicine because it’s keeping me alive. I live on disability. With all my other bills and everything, I don’t have extra money for medication.” While many states are focused on their budgets, the New Hampshire legislature is considering a proposal designed to ensure that pharmacists are allowed to tell customers whether they are getting the best deal. In Vermont, a Senate committee Feb. 4 approved a proposal to set up a bulk purchasing program that would import drugs from Canada, following strict safety guidelines, so they could be distributed by pharmacies at a fraction of their American price. State Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, a liberal, said the idea wasn’t as far-fetched as it once was. He pointed to Utah, a conservative state with a powerful congressional delegation, as being furthest down the path toward legalizing prescription drug imports from Canada.

DIGEST Takata settles with air bag victims to exit bankruptcy Takata Corp.’s U.S. unit has reached a settlement with representatives of those injured by lethally defective air bags, paving the way for the company to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy and move forward with a reorganization plan, according to court documents. The agreement among the Japanese auto parts suppliers, injured drivers and creditors, was outlined in documents filed in a Delaware bankruptcy court. Under the settlement, lawsuits will be resolved through a trust fund.


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Models chill in Polar Bear Paint • Cold feet can’t stop naked models from parading around New York City. Dozens of body-painted models walked through the chilly streets and posed for photos in a drizzle on Saturday as part of the Polar Bear Paint, a nude spin on the traditional polar bear plunges in which people dive into frigid waters. The Polar Bear Paint was organized by artist Andy Golub, who uses body painting as a way to promote human connection through art. Storm dumps more snow on Upper Midwest • A winter storm that moved

across the Upper Midwest over the weekend ended Sunday after delivering a ninth consecutive day of snowfall in Chicago, and snow and freezing rain in Michigan and Indiana. After 10 inches of snow fell in northern Illinois on Friday, another wave of snow moved across the area late Saturday, leaving an additional 3 inches by the time the storm ended Sunday afternoon. The Chicago Department of Aviation said about 215 flights were canceled at O’Hare International Airport by Sunday afternoon. There were 245 flights canceled at Midway International Airport. Grand Canyon copter tour crashes; three killed • Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a hospital in Las Vegas on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to recover the bodies of three other people. Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed under unknown circumstances on Saturday evening on the Hualapai Nation’s land near Quartermaster Canyon, by the Grand Canyon’s West Rim. The survivors were

airlifted to the hospital about 2 a.m. Sunday, Bradley said. The identities and nationalities of the dead and injured weren’t immediately released. New York sues Weinstein • New York’s attorney general filed on Sunday a lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. “As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers. Substation blast knocks out power in Puerto Rico • A blackout hit northern Puerto Rico late Sunday after an explosion set off a big fire at a main power substation in the U.S. territory. Officials with the island’s Electric Power Authority said several municipalities, including parts of the capital of San Juan, were without power. It was not immediately known what caused the fire. From news services







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‘Manup,’Congress Once again, immigration gets punted while Dreamers wait in limbo.


registered under DACA and placed their ike two football teams afraid trust in the U.S. government that they of reaching the end zone, conwould not be punished for coming out gressional Republicans and of the shadows. An estimated 1.1 million Democrats find themselves in a additional qualified immigrant youths did perpetual punting game on the subject not register. of immigration. Promises abounded that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, immigration would receive a fair debate in who previously oversaw immigration Congress before a key March 5 deadline, but they were made only because Repub- enforcement as Trump’s first Homeland Security secretary, told reporters Tuesday licans needed Democratic votes to win that the 1.1 million who didn’t apply did approval of the spending package that so because they were too afraid or “too kept the government open on Friday. The Democrats have sacrificed the one element of leverage they wielded to ensure promises were kept. Their major concern is the expiration of protections for young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, whose parents smuggled them here as children and who now face deportation. Friday’s spending bill passed without any Dreamer-protection measure. The central issue is DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program imposed by President Barack Obama to halt deportation of immigrant youths. President ASSOCIATED PRESS Donald Trump canceled Obama’s People rally in support of the Deferred Action for order, setting a March 5 deadline Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Wednesday for Congress to pass a new DACA at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation in plan. Washington. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., seized the House podium lazy to get off their asses.” It was a boneheaded remark by a chief for eight hours Wednesday to chide both of staff with a growing penchant for bad sides not to punt on the Dreamers issue judgment. The remark served to sour any again. “Man up. … We honored our comcooperative mood rather than advance mitments,” she told House Speaker Paul the president’s agenda, which Trump says Ryan, R-Wis., on Thursday. In the end, is to extend DACA protections provided members punted anyway. Congress can come up with a plan. After Friday’s spending vote, Ryan Rather than laziness, it’s far more likely restated previous promises not to kick the that the 1.1 million who didn’t register issue back down the road. But Repubrealized the deportation danger faced by licans now feel far less pressure to yield those who stepped forward and handed their hard line on immigration. GOP over their addresses and other vital incumbents are fearful, especially with information to the government. The goal midterm elections approaching, of being should be to encourage immigrants to labeled by primary challengers as being step up and get right with the law. Kelly is “pro-amnesty” if they favor any measure doing his best to drive them back underthat appears to grant protected status to ground. any undocumented immigrants. An estimated 690,000 youths

Scamming FEMA


No disaster is so dire that it can’t be exploited for profit.

o disaster is so awful that it can’t be exploited for profit. If nothing else, you have to admire Tiffany Brown’s chutzpah. The self-described “diva, mogul, author and idealist” persuaded the Federal Emergency Management Agency to give her a $150 million contract to deliver 30 million ready-to-eat meals to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. She failed to deliver and lost the contract. Now she’s appealing and demanding $70 million. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Brown’s company, Tribute Contracting, had committed to deliver 18.3 million meals. By October, only 50,000 had been delivered. Her contract was canceled Oct. 19, a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. FEMA inexplicably thought that Brown, who doesn’t own a food-service company, was going to get 18.3 million meals prepared and shipped in one month. It was as if Hurricane Maria had wiped out FEMA’s common sense grid. The three major companies that make Meals, Ready to Eat, or MREs, for the U.S. military might have been able to pull it off. But not Tiffany Brown, who scours government contracting websites then tries to find companies that can deliver, taking a broker’s fee for her trouble. She has not been entirely successful at this. The Times reported that she had failed to deliver on five earlier government contracts. FEMA hired her anyway for a sixth try. Even when you stipulate that three major hurricanes making landfall on U.S. territory within 26 days was an extraordinary challenge, FEMA’s performance — especially in Puerto Rico — was troubling. It should have had better plans in place for sourcing something as crucial as MREs. Also for vetting its contractors. FEMA, the military and private relief organizations managed to get food to most of Puerto Rico’s 3.7 million people

FEMA makes its own food deliveries in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

within days. Electrical power has been the bigger problem; even today, nearly five months after Maria’s landfall, nearly a third of the island remains without power. FEMA got sandbagged on that one. The government-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority was a mess long before Maria arrived Sept. 20. It demonstrated its business chops by signing a $300 million no-bid, no-accountability contract to rebuild its grid with a tiny but well-connected company in Whitefish, Mont. FEMA, which would have had to pay for the contract, balked. With electric power as with MREs, it takes more than a gift for hustling government contracts to get a job done. On Jan. 29, a FEMA spokesman told National Public Radio that the agency would stop supplying food and water to the island on Jan. 31. Two days later, after a major public outcry, the agency said never mind. The spokesman misspoke. FEMA will have to summon the energy to fight Brown’s appeal of her canceled contract for a job she didn’t perform and never deserved. In this one, we like FEMA’s chances.


yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Government digging a fiscal hole, even in good times The economy of the U.S. has been growing since 2009 and employment is at very high levels, yet the federal government is projected to run a deficit of $1 trillion per year when it should be paying off the debt. It was not always like this. We are digging a deep hole even in good times, which means we will only continue digging it deeper and can never climb out of it as things now stand. When you dig a hole deep enough, the ground ASSOCIATED PRESS eventually collapses on top of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (left) walks you. There is no one else around with White House staff secretary Rob Porter. to rescue us. perhaps, but so much more meaningful. It is imperative that we figure out why we need to run deficits even now and Jim Shepard • St. Louis correct what has gone wrong before we experience a collapse. Does the White House tolerate David Bartholomew • St. Louis County

sexual harassment?

Lawmakers can take advice from legal immigrants The current number of illegal immigrants living in the United States is debatable, but the federal government uses the number of 11 million. There have been many discussions about their future status. One side endorses amnesty and providing a path to citizenship and is against building a wall for border security. The other side has endorsed a form of amnesty for those brought here as children and giving them a path to citizenship, but this side wants to build a wall, increase border security and have more scrutiny in the process of selecting people immigrating to the U.S. There is support in the country for both sides of this issue; however a long-term resolution can never be achieved without securing the borders. Poor border security and weak enforcement of immigration laws have led to the situation we have now. If we have 11 million illegals here now, and we don’t secure the borders, how many more will be here in five years? If we give amnesty to all those here now, won’t that encourage more to come? Without a secure border, what would be there to stop them? Perhaps our representatives in Washington, D.C., should visit with people who have recently come to our country through the legal immigration process to better understand the issue. These people would have a valid opinion on whether others should get a free and easy route to stay here. The legal route is tough and a long journey that can be expensive. These people endured the hardship of the process, abided by the law and reached their goal of becoming an American. Len Poli • Cedar Hill

More meaningful ways to honor veterans As homeless veterans panhandle on the streets of our cities every day, the current occupant of the Oval Office orders the Pentagon to expend millions of taxpayers’ dollars on a grand military parade a la North Korea or fascist Italy. If he really wants to do something to honor the members of our military, how about this: He calls in congressional leaders from both parties and both houses in order to demand the permanent allocation of several billion dollars annually to house, feed, clothe and provide much-needed medical, dental and psychological services to those who have served their country. Not as flashy nor as gratifying to the ego as riding at the head of a parade and receiving the adulation of an adoring crowd,

Sen. Al Franken had to resign because of sexual harassment allegations. Various entertainers and business leaders have faced the same reckoning. With the resignation of presidential aide Rob Porter, the White House would have us believe that a history of such abuse will not be tolerated there either. So why is the Oval Office occupant still there? Jim Tarrant • St. Louis County


Jerusalem as seen through a Star of David door.

Bill aims to weaken movement for justice in Holy Land

On Jan. 30, a federal court ruled against a Kansas law requiring state contractors to swear they will not boycott Israel. In a strongly worded decision, the court determined that the law violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Specifically, the law forced a woman named Esther Koontz to sign a statement in opposition to her deeply held beliefs in order to work for the Kansas Department of Education in a position that had nothing to do with the state of Israel. The next day, a Missouri Senate Government Reform Committee heard a bill that is very similar to Kansas’ unconstitutional law — Senate Bill 849. The movement promoting boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel calls for Israel to end its military occupation, grant equal rights to all its inhabitants and bring justice to Palestinian refugees, all in accordance with international law. It explicitly condemns anti-Semitism and all forms of racism. It is a growing worldwide movement. Senate Bill 849 is designed to weaken this nonviolent movement for justice and racial equality in the Holy Land. Please tell your state senator to oppose this attack on the rights of both Palestinians and Missourians. Michael Berg • St. Louis

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Oroville crisis drives harder look at aging U.S. dams Year after worst structural failure at a major U.S. dam in a generation, regulators scrutinize their oversight BY ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO • One year after the

worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California’s half-centuryold, towering Oroville Dam say they are looking hard at how they overlooked its built-in weaknesses for decades. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is telling owners of the 1,700 other hydroelectric dams it regulates nationally that it expects them to look equally hard at their own organizations and aging dams, in the wake of the sudden collapse of much of first one, then both spillways last February at the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam, the nation’s tallest. Given that the average dam in the United States is in its 50s, like Oroville, it’s critical that owners and monitors of America’s 90,580 dams act on a main lesson of the near-disaster, dam officials nationally say: Is the way a dam was built in the Cold War-era or earlier good enough to protect lives in 2018 and beyond? The crisis in California, a state that had been recognized nationally for its damsafety program, “makes very clear that just because a project has operated successfully for a long period of time, does not guarantee that it will continue to do so,” the federal dam regulators wrote late last month in an unusual, blunt open letter to U.S. dam operators. “We are focusing on how to improve our program to identify and prevent incidents, regardless of magnitude, that could result from similar dam safety and organizational factors that contributed to the Oroville incident,” regulators wrote. “We


Work continues in November on the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. Costs to address the crisis at the faltering northern California dam have climbed to $870 million.

expect our regulated dam owners to have similar internal discussions.” Last Feb. 12, residents across parts of three counties in the Sierra Nevada foothills fled their homes. Authorities warned the chain reaction of structural failures at the Oroville Dam complex could send a wall of water gushing through their nearby Gold Rush-era towns within the hour. Despite evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people, however, the feared uncontrolled release of massive amounts of Oroville’s reservoir did not happen. Cali-


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February 9, 2018. Beloved father and father-in-law of Karen (James) Launis of Franklinton, NC; dear brother and brother-inlaw of the late Dorothy Becker and the late Leonard (Susannah) Becker; dear uncle of Robin Rooks, Lori Becker, Darrow Becker and Aimi Medina. Greatest thanks to dearest friends Claudia Buschmeyer and Joanne Cronin, who provided loving support for many years; and to the staff at Mari de Villa during his time of declining health. Dr. Becker was a pioneer in cataract surgery and author and researcher of glaucoma medicine, dedicating his life to the care and welfare of his patients and conducting his private practice into his late 80's. He received BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Washington University and his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School, serving on the staff of Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for over 50 years. Graveside service Tuesday, February 13th, 11:30 a.m. at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery, 9125 Ladue Road. Memorial contributions preferred to the charity of your choice. Please visit for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

fornia’s repair bills for the near-disaster have neared $1 billion. Residents downstream have filed more than $1 billion more in claims. Last month, two national dam-safety organizations focused the blame on the dam’s overseers. California’s Department of Water Resources, which owns Oroville; regulators; and consultants had focused on satisfying routine regulatory requirements for the dam — which anchors a water system that supplies more than half of California’s people — but never took

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fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Beloved husband of Karen Kintz; dear father of Jean Kintz, John Kintz, Jr., Patrick Kintz and Jennifer (Joseph) Beaudean; proud Papa to Jack, Abigail, Noah, Chloe, Henry, Ella and Hannah. He is survived by his brother Robert "Bob" (Patricia) Kintz; nieces Kathleen Houston and Laura (Kevin) McLaughlin. Graduated from Saint Louis University with a Juris Doctorate. Elected as a Magistrate Judge, St. Louis County, in 1978 and served until his retirement in January 2010 as a Circuit Court Judge. Served as mediator/arbitrator through Alaris ADR Services. Member of the Missouri Bar Association (Board of Governors); Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; the St. Louis County Bar Association (Distinguished Service Award 2009); the Lawyer's Association of St. Louis; Brentwood Lion's Club (past president); and the Immacolata Church. Long time former member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish. Services: A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Brentwood, Missouri. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at BOPP Faveere, Sandra M. Chapel in Kirkwood, Missouri. (nee Ehrlich) Asleep in Jesus on Saturday, February 10, 2018. If desired, memorial donations in Jack's name may be Loving wife of Jack J. Faveere; loving mother of Renee and Tim made to Siteman Cancer Center. Kozeny and Steven Faveere; loving grandmother of Tim (Larissa) Kozeny and Nicole (Jeff) Gorczyca; loving great-grandMcClure, Joan L. mother of Jacob, Claire, Genevieve, Lydia, Vivian and Arionna; Feb. 9, 2018. Services: Funeral Wed., Feb. 14, 10 am at BOPP our dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. CHAPEL, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Vis. Tues., 4-8 pm. Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY, 5255 Lemay Interment, Resurrection. Visit for full obituary. Ferry Rd., Wed., Feb. 14, 9:00 a.m. Interment JB National. In lieu of flower, donations to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Anthony's Hospice appreciated. Visitation Tues., 4-8 p.m. Pierson, Viola M. Sunday, February 11, 2018. Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Wednesday, February 14 at 10 a.m. Interment Gustavson, Andrew Jay Andy J. Gustavson, age 57 passed away on Monday, January 29, Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 4-9 p.m. 2018 surrounded by his loved ones at home in St. Louis, MO. He was born July 22,1961 to Andrew and Virginia Gustavson and Slezak, Rita Jo grew up in Verona, NJ. He is survived by his loving wife Joanne, (nee Block) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother daughter Andrea Benne, sister Linda Raffloer and niece Jessica Church on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Dear daughter of the Bolesworth. Andy was a Mets and Cardinals fan and truly loved late Joseph and Rita Block (nee Mraz.) Beloved wife of the late the game of baseball. He will be chatting it up with his parents, Donald Slezak for 25 years until his death. Wonderful sister of John (father-in-law), Kevin (best friend) and Joe (Godson) while Karen Block and the late Alan Block. Dear godmother, cousin, enjoying many good games in baseball heaven. Andy will be niece, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many. missed by all that he touched in his lifetime. Rita Jo was a devoted daughter and sister, leaving her office job of many years to help in the care giving of her parents and brother until their death. Rita Jo was a lifelong member of St. ST LOUIS CREMATION Paul Catholic Church of Fenton. Being Baptized, making her First Communion, being Confirmed and getting married at St. Paul. She was an avid fan of classic cars, entering both of her Hobin, Laurence "Larry" D. Larry passed away surrounded by the family he loved so much. cars in many car shows. She enjoyed baking and donating He is survived by his wife Patty and children: Tyler Andreas cakes. She loved animals including her own cat, Fluffy. She will (Elouise), CC Brody (Harry), Tanner Hobin (Jennifer), and Caitlin be dearly missed by her family and friends. Services: from Fieser Funeral Home, 401 Gravois Rd. Thursday, Dickerson (Jeff), as well as eight grandchildren. February 15, 2018 at 9 a.m. to St. Paul Catholic Church, Mass 10 SHIKANY FUNERAL HOME a.m. Interment: St. Paul Cemetery. Donations to Open Door Animal Sanctuary or St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Paul Church are appreciated. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.



stock of whether the dam complex was built well enough in the 1960s to stand up over time, their independent investigation concluded. Oroville shows “we got a little complacent with what we were doing” as an industry, “and now need to re-examine and identify some of the more subtle and latent problems,” John France, a Coloradobased dams expert who led the probe, says now. California’s Department of Water Resources declined to make an official available to comment for this article, but said in an email that it was implementing changes called for by France’s team. Dam safety officials, regulators and watchdog groups call Oroville a wake-up call. Most say it’s being heard. “Absolutely it’s changed things,” said Kevin Colburn, a national director of American Whitewater, which works on policy issues affecting rivers nationally. “If I lived downstream of a dam, I’d be glad Oroville happened,” Colburn said. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which oversees Oroville and the nation’s other hydroelectric dams, said it was too early to detail whether the postOroville reviews it ordered nationally had led to changes at other dams. For some dam owners, however, Oroville’s immense size might make them think lessons there don’t apply to ordinary dams, said Jonathan Garton, president of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials and a dam regulator for Iowa. “Definitely from a dam-safety community perspective, it was a wake-up call,” he said. But “in terms of owners saying, ‘Gosh, that scares me,’ I haven’t seen that.” 314-340-8600

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Kim’s sister wraps up Olympic visit, mission N. Korean leaves South’s President Moon to mull offer of meeting in Pyongyang BY KIM TONG-HYUNG associated Press

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA • North Korean leader Kim Jong

Un’s sister headed home Sunday night after a whirlwind three days in South Korea, where she sat among world dignitaries at the Olympics and tossed a diplomatic offer to the South aimed at ending seven decades of hostility. Kim Yo Jong and the rest of the North Korean delegation departed for Pyongyang on her brother’s private jet, a day after they delivered his hopes for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a lunch at Seoul’s presidential palace. It was a sharp, but possibly fleeting, contrast with many months of rising tension connected to the North’s continued development of nuclear weapons and longrange missiles. They capped their final day in South Korea by joining Moon at a Seoul concert given by a visiting North Korean art troupe led by the head of the immensely popular Moranbong band, whose young female members are hand-picked by Kim Jong Un. Accepting North Korea’s demand to transport more than 100 members of the art troupe by sea, South Korea treated the Mangyongbong-92 ferry as an exemption to the maritime sanctions it imposed on the North, a controversial move amid concern that the North is trying to use the Olympics to poke holes in international sanctions. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon hosted the North Koreans for lunch Sunday before Moon’s chief of staff, Im Jong-


North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong (center) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in talk as North Korea’s Samjiyon Orchestra performs Sunday in Seoul, South Korea. At left is the North’s nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam.

seok, hosted them for dinner ahead of the concert. Kim Yo Jong, 30, is an increasingly prominent figure in her brother’s government and the first member of the North’s ruling family to visit the South since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The North Korean delegation also included the country’s 90-year-old head of state, Kim Yong Nam. In dispatching the highest level of government officials the North has ever sent to the South, Kim Jong Un revealed a sense of urgency to break out of deep diplomatic isolation in the face of toughening sanctions over his nuclear program, analysts say. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis rejected on Sunday any suggestion that even a tempo-

rary warming of relations between the North and South could drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington. It’s too early to say, Mattis said, “if using the Olympics in a way to reduce tension — if that’s going to have any traction once the Olympics are over. We can’t say right now.” South Korea accommodated both the North Korean government officials and members of the art troupe at the Walkerhill hotel in Seoul. The riverside facility is named after late U.S. Army commander Walton Walker, who’s considered a war hero in the South for his battles against the North during the Korean War. It was built in the 1960s under the government of late anti-communist dictator

Park Chung-hee as a luxury facility for U.S. troops stationed in South Korea. The North Koreans went through a busy schedule in South Korea as the world watched their every move. They were whisked back and forth between Seoul and the Olympic towns of Pyeongchang and Gangneung. They shared the VIP box with world leaders at the opening ceremony and joined Moon in cheering for the first-ever interKorean Olympic team in its debut in the women’s ice hockey tournament. Saturday’s game ended in a crushing 8-0 loss to Switzerland. The most important part of the visit, however, came during one of the quieter moments. Invited by Moon for lunch at

Iranian-Canadian professor is latest detainee to die in custody in Tehran BY JON GAMBRELL associated Press

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • An Iranian-Canadian university pro-

fessor detained in Tehran has died in custody, activists and a family member said Sunday, marking the latest suspicious death of a detainee in Iran after a crackdown on dissent following nationwide protests. They identified the professor as Kavous Seyed-Emami, 63, a professor of sociology at Imam Sadeq University in Tehran and the managing director of the Persian Heritage Wildlife Foundation. His son and the New York-based Center for Human Rights in Iran say that authorities told Seyed-Emami’s family that he committed suicide in custody, something they described as suspicious, especially after other detainee deaths. Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi later confirmed the professor’s death on Sunday, saying he had been detained in an alleged espionage ring. The prosecutor announced the ring on Saturday, saying it had targeted people who were “implementing scientific and environmental projects” to collect in-

formation on “strategic areas.” “He knew there were a lot of confessions against him and he also confessed himself,” Dolatabadi was quoted as saying Sunday by the semi-official ILNA news agency. “Unfortunately, he committed suicide in prison.” The professor’s son, musician Ramin Seyed-Emami, wrote on Instagram that his father had died after his arrest on Jan. 24. “They say he committed suicide. I still can’t believe this,” he wrote. Global Affairs Canada, the country’s Foreign Ministry, said it was aware of reports of Seyed-Emami’s death. An Iranian reformist lawmaker, Mahmoud Sadeghi, tweeted that he failed to get information on Seyed-Emami’s death despite calls to “related officials.” “Some of them refused to comment, some others said we pursued (but) failed to get information,” the lawmaker wrote. Iran entered the New Year with nationwide protests sweeping across 75 cities and towns. The demonstrations initially focused on Iran’s poor economy despite its nuclear deal with world powers, but quickly spiraled into chants directly challenging Supreme

Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and its theocratic government. Authorities arrested nearly 5,000 people in the crackdown that followed, according to Alireza Rahimi, an Iranian lawmaker. At least 25 people were killed in clashes surrounding the demonstrations. Activists say they have concerns about Iran’s prisons and jails being overcrowded and dangerous, pointing to allegations of torture, abuse and deaths that followed the mass arrests during Iran’s 2009 Green Movement protests. Since the most-recent protests, activists have said they also remain concerned by reported suicides within Iran’s prison system. Analysts and family members of dual nationals and others detained in Iran have suggested that hard-liners in the Islamic Republic’s security agencies use the prisoners as bargaining chips for money or influence. A U.N. panel in September described “an emerging pattern involving the arbitrary deprivation of liberty of dual nationals” in Iran, which Tehran denies. Iran does not recognize dual nationalities, so those detainees cannot receive consular assistance.

Iran marks anniversary of 1979 Islamic Revolution BY NASSER KARIMI associated Press

TEHRAN, IRAN • Hundreds of thou-

sands of Iranians rallied on the streets Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, just weeks after anti-government protests rocked cities across the country. Demonstrators burned American and Israeli flags, as well as images of President Donald Trump, whose refusal to recertify the nuclear deal with world powers has riled Iranians. A few burned a white sheet reading “BARJAM,” the Farsi acronym for the 2015 nuclear accord that Tehran signed with world powers. Such activities commonly mark the anniversary, which commemorates the overthrow of U.S.-backed Iranian Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. That began a period of hostilities between Iran and the West, including an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the subsequent hostage crisis. However, President Hassan Rouhani made a point to call for unity among Iran’s people across its political spectrum, from hard-liners backing the theocratic government to reformists demanding change. “When the Revolution took place, we pushed some off the revolutionary train that we should have not,” Rouhani told a massive crowd at Tehran’s central Azadi Square. “Today, we have to


Iranian women show their hands with slogans in support of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a rally Sunday in Tehran, Iran.

let them board the train again.” Rouhani didn’t specifically name those pushed aside, though the Islamic Revolution and its aftermath saw the Islamists surrounding Ruhollah Khomeini purge liberals, communists and others. More recently, Iran has put leaders of its 2009 Green Movement under house arrest, where they remain even today despite Rouhani’s pledges to free them. The comments appeared aimed as being a salve after a New Year marred

by anti-government protests. The demonstrations initially focused on Iran’s poor economy despite the nuclear deal, but quickly spiraled into chants directly challenging Iran’s theocratic government. In his speech, Rouhani promised more job opportunities and better economic condition in the near future. Meanwhile, dozens of hard-liners chanted: “Death to liars, death to the seditious!”

Seoul’s presidential palace, Kim Yo Jong verbally delivered her brother’s hope for a summit with Moon in Pyongyang. “We hope that President (Moon) could leave a legacy that would last over generations by leading the way in opening a new era of unification,” she said, according to Moon’s office. Moon didn’t immediately jump on the North Korean offer for a summit. He said the Koreas should create an environment so that a summit could take place. He also called for quick resumption of dialogue between North Korea and the United States. After arriving in Seoul on Friday, the North Koreans attended a chilly opening ceremony at Pyeongchang’s Olympic Stadium, taking their place among world dignitaries, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who seemed to go out of their way to not acknowledge the North Koreans despite sitting just few feet away. Analysts say Kim Jong Un’s decision to send his sister to the South reflected an eagerness to break out of diplomatic isolation by improving ties with the South, which the country could eventually use as a bridge to approach the United States. Many nations, led by the U.S., have been tightening the screws on North Korea with sanctions designed to punish its economy and rein in its efforts to expand its nuclear weapons and missile program, which now includes developmental long-range missiles targeting the U.S. mainland. By also sending a youthful, photogenic individual who would surely draw international attention, Kim might have also been trying to construct a fresher image of the country, particularly in face of U.S. efforts to use the Olympics as an occasion to highlight the North’s brutal human rights record.

U.S. wants foreign fighters in Syria tried on home turf But many nations don’t want captured extremists returned BY LOLITA C. BALDOR associated Press

ROME • The United States is urging allied nations to help deal with the growing number of foreign fighters that are being held by the U.S.backed Syrian Democratic Forces, saying the militants should be turned over to face justice in their home countries. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to raise the issue during a meeting in Rome this week with other members of the coalition that is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The SDF is currently holding thousands of Islamic State detainees, including hundreds of foreign fighters from a number of nations. The issue became more prominent in recent days, after the announcement that the SDF had captured two notorious British members of an Islamic State cell who were commonly dubbed the Beatles and were known for beheading hostages. U.S. officials have said putting the two in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility is not an option. And British leaders have suggested they don’t want the two men returned to Britain. “We’re working with the coalition on foreign fighter detainees, and generally expect these detainees to return to their country of origin for disposition,” said Kathryn Wheelbarger, the principal deputy assistant defense secretary for international security affairs. “Defense ministers have the obligation and the opportunity to really explain to their other ministers or their other Cabinet officials just the importance to the mission, to the campaign, to make sure that there’s an answer to this problem.” Speaking to reporters traveling with Mattis to Europe, Wheelbarger said the key goal was to keep the fighters off the battlefield and unable to travel to other cities. “The capacity problem is very real,” Wheelbarger said, noting that at one point the SDF was capturing as many as 40 militants a day. “Success in the campaign means you get more people off the battlefield. ... These facilities are eventually going to be full.” U.S. military officials have confirmed that El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, who grew up in London, were captured in January. U.S. officials have interrogated the men, who were part of the cell that captured, tortured and beheaded more than two dozen hostages, including U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and American aid worker Peter Kassig. Hundreds of foreign citizens fought alongside Islamic State as it took control of large parts of Syria, raising concern that they will bring terrorism with them if they ever return home. The legal issues are daunting. Most nations, including the U.S., would be unwilling to take back detainees unless they have the evidence to prosecute them, and that often is difficult to collect in such battlefield captures. While officials say that Guantanamo is not a viable option for the two British insurgents, questions remain about potential use of the facility. President Donald Trump issued an executive order last month to keep the prison open, prompting speculation that more may be brought in.



If you get roses, they’re probably from Colombia BY DAMIAN PALETTA Washington Post

MADRID, COLOMBIA • The majority of roses Ameri-

cans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, grow here, the savanna outside Bogota, summoned from the soil by 12 hours of natural sunlight, the 8,400-foot altitude and an abundance of cheap labor. Thousands of acres of white-tarped greenhouses, some the size of several football fields, are crammed with seven-foot stems topped with rich red crowns. Many are pulled into warehouses by horses, chilled to sleep in refrigeration rooms, and then packed with other flowers onto planes — 1.1 million at a time — to be sold in the United States. It’s peak season for a massive Colombian industry that shipped more than 4 billion flowers to the United States last year — or about a dozen for every U.S. resident. The Colombian industry has bloomed thanks to a U.S. effort to disrupt cocaine trafficking, the expansion of free-trade agreements — and the relentless demand by American consumers for cheap roses. The transformation demonstrates the barreling, often brutal, efficiency of globalization: In 27 years, market forces and decisions made in Washington have reshaped the rose business on two continents. The American flower industry has seen its production of roses drop roughly 95

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Two turnovers doom Blues despite good effort against Penguins

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JUPITER, FLA. • It wasn’t the elevated anxiety on the mound, the touch-and-go command, or even the jostled focus that finally assured Conner Greene something was amiss for him this past season. A few phone calls with his father did. Their brevity was unnerving. Here was the man who raised him to be a ballplayer, who took him to a park at 3 days old and held him as he chopped grounders to an older brother, and whom he relished talking to, at length, always. Greene called him “like my best friend in life,” and suddenly he was sharp and short with him, bristling in ways he never did. “When you’re agitated in everyday life …” Greene said. “Look, when my phone calls to him are getting short and I’m being mean to him, and I’m not myself, then you know there is something wrong. I was feeling very agitated and distressed, and I realized that it was an issue that had nothing to do with my pitching.” This past week, sitting at his new locker in the Cardinals’ spring training clubhouse, Greene revealed that part of his issues last summer was his See CARDINALS • Page B5

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This wasn’t one of those home games where the Blues simply didn’t show up, and we’ve seen a couple of those in the last few weeks. And it wasn’t a case where they were simply outplayed by the twotime defending Stanley Cup champions. So how best to describe the Blues’ 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh in a rare Sunday matinee at Scottrade Center? Well, victory came to the Penguins giftwrapped, that’s for sure. Two decisive Pittsburgh goals in the third period, breaking open what had been a 1-1 game, came directly off St. Louis turnovers. As for the first Penguins goal, it came on an innocent-looking play in which goalie Jake Allen — starting successive Blues See BLUES • Page B3

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Canada’s figure skating team wins the gold

through a lineup last year, Michael Wacha had better stats than Max Scherzer did. And Clayton Kershaw. He was so good, he was, dare I, “Michael Wacha 2013 playoffs good.” And twice through the lineup, Wacha’s ERA for the year still stood at a sturdy 3.77. But his overall ERA? It was 4.10 – respectable at 17th in the National League, but plumped by his brutal third forays through a lineup. Nationally, a baseball story this offseason has been bullpen bolstering so starters won’t go through the turnstile a third time. Locally — be it back in St. Louis or here in Jupiter — the talk has been about Mike Maddux,

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DIGEST U.S. wins in Fed Cup as S. Williams loses in return

The first step in Serena Williams’ comeback underscored how far she has to go after spending more than a year away from the game. In Williams’ first competition since giving birth five months ago, she and sister Venus lost 6-2, 6-3 to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands in a Fed Cup doubles match Sunday in Asheville, N.C. “I honestly feel better than I thought I was going to feel,” she said. The U.S. already had clinched a victory in the best-of-five event thanks to a pair of singles victories by Venus Williams, so this doubles loss merely narrowed the final score to 3-1. The U.S. advanced to a World Group semifinal April 21-22 at France, which defeated Belgium 3-2 this weekend. The clincher came Sunday when Venus Williams won the final five games in a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Richel Hogenkamp. The U.S. had taken a 2-0 lead Saturday when Venus Williams beat Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-4 and CoCo Vandeweghe rallied from a set and a break down to defeat Hogenkamp 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3. “Obviously this is an important moment, when you’re playing not just for yourself but your other team members and your captain and your country,” Venus Williams said. “It’s definitely a different kind of pressure.” But this event was most notable for the return of Serena Williams, who hadn’t played competitive tennis since winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant for her 23rd career Grand Slam singles title, one off Margaret Court’s record. Her only match since had come in an exhibition Dec. 30. Serena Williams’ daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., was wearing a headband with an American flag design Sunday as her father, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, held her just behind the players’ bench. “I didn’t manage my time well, but I was thinking about it in the future how to manage it better,” Serena Williams said. “This is literally my first time traveling with the baby and everything. I’m going to try to do better. It was hard. It was the first time for me.” Moon dies at 87 • Wally Moon, who was the 1954 National League rookie of the year with the Cardinals and helped take the Dodgers to the World Series three times, has died. Moon died Friday in Bryan, Texas. He was 87. In 1954, Moon was rushed to the major leagues. He later calculated that he had played all of 17 games in the year before his major league debut and felt overwhelmed when the Cardinals traded away fan favorite Enos Slaughter to clear a spot in the lineup for him. But hitting a home run in his first at-bat helped ease the jitters, and he went on to hit .304 on the year with 76 RBIs. He spent five seasons in St. Louis before he was shipped to the Dodgers. In 1965, he called it quits, ending a 12-year career during which he hit 142 home runs and was named to the All-Star team three times. MU softball opens 1-3 in Arizona • The Missouri softball team went 1-3 over the weekend at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The Tigers scored 28 runs with five home runs in the four games, led by Trenity Edwards’ two homers and six RBIs. Mizzou lost Sunday’s game 3-1 to Oregon State as Lauren Rice (1-2) gave up one earned run in four-plus innings. (Dave Matter) Qualifier wins PBA event • Advancing from a pre-tournament qualifier earlier in the week all the way to the title match, four-time Professional Bowlers Association regional tournament winner Matt O’Grady of Rahway, N.J., won the 53rd PBA Tournament of Champions for his first PBA Tour title. O’Grady, whose best previous PBA Tour finish was fourth, and best major finish was 13th, won three stepladder finals matches at AMF Riviera Lanes in Fairlawn, Ohio, before beating top qualifier and 2016 Tournament of Champions winner Jesper Svensson, 207193, in the title match of the first major of the PBA Tour season. From staff and wire reports

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Same old Illini lose again Wheels fall off against Penn St. BY MARK TUPPER Decatur Herald & Review

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things Illinois has done poorly this disappointing basketball season, the two that rank highest on the list might be end-of-half or end-of-game in-bounds plays or prolonged scoring droughts. When Illinois crams both of them into the same game, as happened Sunday night against Penn State, a close game can turn into a runaway. Penn State, which trailed by four with just seconds to go in the first half, cashed in on an Illini mistake to take a one-point halftime lead, then sped ahead as Illinois suffered a scoring drought of 7:17 to open the second half. The result was a 74-52 victory that kept alive the Nittany Lions’ NCAA Tournament hopes. Those hopes are long gone for an Illini team that has lost nine of 11 and whose record dipped to 12-14 overall and 2-11 in Big Ten Conference play. All five Penn State starters scored in double figures, led by Shep Garner, who hit four 3’s and scored 16 points; and Tony Carr, who added 15 points and six assists. Leron Black scored 18 for the Illini, but Penn State (18-9, 8-6) clamped down on Illini freshman Trent Frazier, who had scored 32 last Thursday against Wisconsin. For just the second time in the last 16 games Frazier failed to score in double figures. He hit two firsthalf 3-pointers but then was held scoreless in the second half. He finished two for 11, and when he launched one that coach Brad Underwood didn’t care for in the second half, Underwood shouted at his point guard, “Trent, you’re two for a hundred!” Without the injured Michael Finke, and with Black and Frazier each with two first-half fouls, Illinois battled in the first half thanks to Te’Jon Lucas, Kipper Nichols and some fairly good play from Greg Eboigbodin. Ahead 36-32 late in the half, Illinois suffered a mini-meltdown. Penn State’s Tony Carr tossed up an air ball 3. But Penn State grabbed the rebound and flipped it to Shep Garner, who nailed a 3 out of the corner. That cut the Illini lead to 36-35, and Underwood called timeout with 3.7 seconds to go.


Penn State guard Josh Reaves (left) dunks over Illinois guard Aaron Jordan during the second half in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday. PENN ST. 74, ILLINOIS 52 FG FT Reb PENN ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Stevens 39 5-8 1-2 2-6 2 3 11 Watkins 22 5-5 0-1 0-4 0 3 10 Carr 35 6-13 0-0 1-6 6 0 15 Garner 37 5-14 2-2 1-2 4 1 16 Reaves 19 5-9 0-0 2-3 1 4 10 Bostick 19 2-3 3-4 1-1 3 2 7 Moore 14 1-1 1-1 0-1 1 2 3 Wheeler 10 1-2 0-1 1-2 3 1 2 Harrar 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Zemgulis 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 30-55 7-11 8-25 20 16 74 Percentages: FG.545, FT.636. 3-point goals: 7-24, .292. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 11. Blocked shots: 3. Turnovers: 11. Steals: 6. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb ILLINOIS Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Black 29 6-10 4-4 4-6 0 3 18 Eboigbodin 21 0-0 0-0 3-6 2 5 0 Alstork 14 2-5 0-0 0-2 0 1 4 Frazier 29 2-11 0-1 2-4 1 2 6 Jordan 24 0-3 0-0 0-1 2 2 0 Nichols 25 4-10 3-3 1-6 0 1 12 Williams 20 0-3 0-0 2-2 2 0 0 Lucas 17 5-6 0-3 0-1 2 0 10 Smith 15 1-3 0-1 0-1 1 0 2 Vesel 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 Liss 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 20-51 7-12 12-30 10 16 52 Percentages: FG.392, FT.583. 3-point goals: 5-19, .263. Team rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 16. Blocked shots: 0. Turnovers: 16. Steals: 5. Technical fouls: None. Penn St. 37 37 — 74 Illinois 36 16 — 52 A: 12,840.

But on the in-bounds pass, Mark Alstork stepped over the end line, resulting in a turnover. And Penn State threw the in-bounds pass to Carr, who converted under the basket to grab a 37-36 halftime lead. After the five-point swing, Penn State coach Pat Chambers said he found an energized team waiting for him when he reached the locker room at halftime. “I saw better body language. You could see that their shoulders were back and their heads were high. Then they started writing stuff on the board on their own, and that’s fantastic. It shows

leadership.” Still, Underwood noted, Illinois only trailed by one. That quickly changed as Penn State got rolling and Illinois did not. The Nittany Lions pushed the lead to 10 when Carr’s 3-pointer capped a 9-0 run to open the second half that made it 46-36 with 13:29 to play. At that point, Illinois had missed nine straight shots with two turnovers. Another 3-pointer by Garner made it 49-36 and it wasn’t until the 12:43 mark that Black scored on a hook shot to break a drought that stretched for 8:34 back to the first half. Just seven days ago, Illinois went more than 111/2 minutes without a point at Ohio State. Underwood said his team simply stopped running offense and stopped making the extra pass, which helped Illinois keep it close in the first half. “We didn’t run anything,” he said. “We’re a team right now that one mistake and we just hang our heads. It affects the next play.” Illinois changed up its starting lineup Sunday partly out of necessity and partly because Underwood wanted someone other than Nichols in his top five. Finke did not dress and watched the game from the trainer’s room after suffering a concussion in Saturday’s practice. That gave freshman Eboigbodin his first career start, and Aaron Jordan joined him in the lineup in place of Nichols.


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Kyle Washington had 17 points with eight rebounds, and No. 6 Cincinnati remained undefeated in American Athletic Conference play, stretching its winning streak to 16 games with a 76-51 win over short-handed Southern Methodist on Sunday. The Bearcats (23-2, 12-0 AAC) were down 5-2 when they started a 9-0 run that put them ahead to stay. SMU was down to six available scholarship players for the rematch with preseason AAC player of the year Shake Milton missing his third straight game because of an injured hand. Freshman forward Ethan Chargois sat out with an ankle injury. Jarrey Foster (left knee) and Everett Ray (left foot) are sidelined by season-ending injuries. SIUC alone in second in MVC • Kavion Pippen scored 21 points with eight rebounds and four blocks and SIU Carbondale beat Bradley 74-57 to take sole possession of second in the Missouri Valley Conference. SIUC (17-10, 9-5) is two games back of Loyola-Chicago (11-3), and a game ahead of 8-6 Illinois State and Drake. The Salukis have won six of their last seven. Aaron Cook made all three of his 3-point attempts and scored 12, and Sean Lloyd also scored 12 for the Salukis, who shot 56.5 percent and made eight of 14 3-point tries.Cook gave the Salukis the lead for good with a 3-pointer with 17 minutes remaining that began a 16-4 run. Bradley was within seven with six minutes left before being outscored 12-2 the rest of the way. No. 9 Duke beats Georgia Tech • Grayson Allen scored 23 points and Duke beat Georgia Tech 80-69 to

end a two-game losing streak. Held to single-digits the last two games in losses at St. John’s and North Carolina, Allen was five for 14 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and made all 10 of his free throws. He added six assists and four rebounds. The Blue Devils (20-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won without center Marvin Bagley, the ACC’s leading scorer and rebounder. The freshman sat out with a mild right knee sprain. Mizzou women’s game moved to Monday • The Missouri women’s basketball game at Arkansas was postponed Sunday when icy conditions prevented the Tigers from making their flight out of Columbia. The game was rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at Bud Walton Arena. The No. 15 Tigers (19-5, 7-4 SEC) are on a two-game winning streak. (Dave Matter) Virginia takes top seed overall • Virginia is the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings, with Villanova, Xavier and Purdue earning the other top seeds. The Cavaliers, No. 2 in The AP Top 25 , were slated as the South Region’s top seed in rankings released by the NCAA on Sunday. Villanova was No. 1 in the East, Xavier tops in the Midwest Region and Purdue No. 1 in the West. The South Region, to be played in Atlanta, also included Cincinnati, Michigan State and Tennessee. Duke, Texas Tech and Ohio State joined Villanova in the East, to be played in Boston. The Midwest Region in Omaha had Auburn, Clemson and Oklahoma. Kansas, North Carolina and Arizona filled out the top four in the West Region in Los Angeles.

EAST 2. Villanova 7. Duke 10. Texas Tech 14. Ohio State

MIDWEST 3. Xavier 5. Auburn 9. Clemson 16. Oklahoma

Providence, Wednesday. 2. Virginia (23-2) idle. Next: at No. 25 Miami, Tuesday. 3. Purdue (23-4) idle. Next: at Wisconsin, Thursday. 4. Michigan State (24-3) idle. Next: at Minnesota, Tuesday. 5. Xavier (23-3) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Wednesday. 6. Cincinnati (23-2) beat SMU 76-51. 7. Texas Tech (21-4) idle. Next: vs. No. 17 Oklahoma, Tuesday. 8. Auburn (22-3) idle. Next: vs. No. 24 Kentucky, Wednesday. 9. Duke (20-5) beat Georgia Tech 80-69. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Wednesday. 10. Kansas (19-6) idle. Next: at Iowa State, Tuesday. 11. Saint Mary’s (24-3) idle. Next: at San Francisco, Thursday. 12. Gonzaga (23-4) idle. Next: vs. Loyola Marymount, Thursday. 13. Arizona (20-6) idle. Next: at Arizona State, Thursday. 14. Ohio State (22-5) idle. Next: at Penn State, Thursday. 15. Tennessee (18-6) idle. Next: vs. South Carolina, Tuesday. 16. Clemson (20-4) idle. Next: at Florida State, Wednesday. 17. Oklahoma (16-8) idle. Next: at No. 7 Texas Tech, Tuesday. 18. Rhode Island (20-3) idle. Next: vs. Richmond, Tuesday. 19. West Virginia (18-7) idle. Next: vs. TCU, Monday. 20. Michigan (20-7) beat Wisconsin 83-72. Next: vs. Iowa, Wednesday. 21. North Carolina (19-7) idle. Next: vs. Notre Dame, Monday. 22. Wichita State (19-5) idle.

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WEST 4. Purdue 6. Kansas 12. North Carolina 15. Arizona

Next: vs. Temple, Thursday. 23. Nevada (21-5) idle. Next: at Boise State, Wednesday. 24. Kentucky (17-8) idle. Next: at No. 8 Auburn, Wednesday. 25. Miami (18-6) idle. Next: vs. No. 2 Miami, Tuesday.


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Reaves gets an ovation and tribute BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Pittsburgh’s Olli Maatta keeps Scottie Upshall of the Blues from getting to the puck during the first period of Sunday’s game.

Penguins make the Blues pay for mistakes BLUES • FROM B1

games for the first time in the new year — seemingly had the near post covered up against Sidney Crosby. “Through two periods I think we were pretty happy with the way things were going,” coach Mike Yeo said. “We even had some looks in the third, we had some pressure. Their goalie (Matt Murray) made some big saves at big times. And again, we made some mistakes that cost us the game.” Or as Alex Pietrangelo put it: “It wasn’t our worst game we played. I thought we battled hard. It’s 1-1 until obviously the third and a couple mistakes. You’ve got to find a way to win a hockey game. But if you look at the overall effort, it was there.” Actually, it looked like the Blues were up 2-1 early in the third period for a few moments. Pietrangelo’s shot from the right point was tipped in off the stick of Paul Stastny, who was parked in front of the net, just 31 seconds into the third. A video review by the NHL office determined that the point where the puck struck Stastny’s stick was above the height of the crossbar, and thus disallowed. “It’s kinda hard to tell from where I

was,” Yeo said. “I didn’t have a good view of the monitor, but from where I looked it looked like it was OK.” Or as Pietrangelo put it: “We don’t usually get those calls.” Just a shift after the Blues’ goal became a no-goal, came the back-breaker. Rookie defenseman Vince Dunn attempted a cross-rink pass in the neutral zone that was picked off by Bryan Rust for a breakaway, an unassisted goal, and a 2-1 Pittsburgh lead at the 1:05 mark of the third. You can call that a rookie mistake, but 10 minutes later, All-Star defenseman Pietrangelo was guilty of a giveaway behind the St. Louis net that Riley Sheahan turned into a goal and a 3-1 Penguins lead at 11:13. “That’s a team that with their forecheck, the way that they use their sticks, the way that they poach, if you’re not executing then it’s gonna lead to scoring chances against,” Yeo said. “And we saw that.” Or as Pietrangelo put it: “I’m trying to put (the puck) just too far in front of me. That’s a team that is waiting for that. They’re waiting for mistakes and we just can’t do that.” So give the Penguins (31-22-4), now 12-4-1 in the new year, credit for the puck

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poaching. That is a part of their game. “That’s how they live and die, that’s how they win the Stanley Cup,” Allen said. “That’s why they’re so good. They wait for teams to make mistakes, we coughed a couple nice ones up and mistakes happen. Tough time.” They also win Cups because superstar Crosby has a knack for scoring from impossible angles. Such was the case in the second period when Crosby skated in on Allen’s right and somehow found an opening on the near side. “That’s why he’s the best player in the world,” Allen said. “I would never play that any differently. He’s one hell of a smart player.” It was the 18th goal of the season for Crosby and No. 400 of his NHL career. “I still don’t know how it trickled in,” Crosby said. “It seemed like it took forever. It’s been a long 10 games so it’s nice to see one go in.” Crosby, who added an empty-net goal with 2:48 to play, had gone 10 games without a goal before Sunday. Just 21 seconds before Crosby’s first goal, the Blues had taken a 1-0 lead on a Kyle Brodziak score. A slow-developing two-on-one break involving Brodziak and Chris Thorburn ended with a tap-in by Brodziak for his second goal in three games and ninth of the season at the 3:10 mark of the second period. But Towel Man barely had time to do his thing before Crosby scored the equalizer. “I thought the work ethic was there and there were a lot of parts to our game that were very good,” Yeo said. “We put ourselves in a good position to win.” Outshooting Pittsburgh 34-23, the Blues (34-21-3) did have their share of decent-to-good scoring chances. Alexander Steen pounced on a loose puck in Pittsburgh’s end during the final minute of the second period and came in alone on Murray, who made a glove save on Steen’s backhand shot. Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn had good looks on a St. Louis power play early in the third period. But the Blues seemed to tire as the period wound down, perhaps a direct result of playing their third game in 3½ days. “You know, the schedule is what it is,” Steen said. “I think we ran out of energy a little bit towards the end of the game. They had a little bit more than us there, and caused some mistakes and some turnovers.” And then made the Blues pay. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter

For the first time since the offseason trade that sent enforcer Ryan Reaves to Pittsburgh, the Blues’ fan favorite returned to St. Louis on Sunday. The sellout crowd of 18,975 at Scottrade Center gave him a warm welcome. Reaves, who spent seven seasons here and dressed for 419 regular-season games, got a standing ovation during a video tribute in the first period. Earlier, there was warm applause when Reaves took the ice for his first shift. “Obviously special with the video, but saw a lot of signs out there, a lot of love,” Reaves said. “So it was a fun day.” Among the signs was one from a young fan Reaves remembered from his time in St. Louis. “It says ‘Flip me a puck,’ and every time I see her I usually flip her one,” Reaves said. “So I gave her another one. Always a big smile on her face.” For the season, Reaves has appeared in 54 games for Pittsburgh with three goals, three assists and not surprisingly, a team-high 82 penalty minutes. He had a relatively uneventful game Sunday, logging five minutes, 11 seconds of ice time with two hits. He was on the ice for the Blues’ only goal, by Kyle Brodiak, and spent two minutes in the penalty box for hooking Carl Gunnarsson early in the third period.


After a strong showing in Friday’s 5-2 victory in Winnipeg, Jake Allen was back in the nets 38 hours later against Pittsburgh. In an 11:20 a.m. start, the Sunday contest was moved up for national television as a lead-in to NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage. Going with Allen instead of Carter Hutton was “based on (Winnipeg) and the Boston game, but more so Friday’s game,” coach Mike Yeo said. It marked the first time Allen had started successive games since Dec. 27 against Nashville and Dec. 29 against Dallas. After the 4-1 loss to the Penguins, Allen still hasn’t posted successive victories since Dec. 9 against Detroit and Dec. 10 against Buffalo. Allen didn’t face a heavy workload Sunday, stopping 19 of 22 shots, with Pittsburgh scoring its fourth goal on an empty-netter. Two third-period turnovers by the Blues led directly to two of the goals allowed by Allen, breaking open what had been a tie game. “Yeah, we were 1-1 against a really good hockey team,” Allen said. “Twotime defending Stanley Cup champions. Everyone wants to knock them off their pedestal, great spot, and just let it slide a bit.”


Despite the loss, the Blues didn’t lose ground in the Central Division to Winnipeg, which lost 3-1 Sunday at home to the New York Rangers. And they remained in third place ahead of Dallas — which entered the day one point behind the Blues in the Central — because the Stars were routed 6-0 Sunday at home by Vancouver. The Blues play only twice this week, but both are key division road showdowns: Tuesday at first-place Nashville and Friday at Dallas. “I think most of our games we’re going to play now are (against) playoff teams,” defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. “This time of the year, us included, it’s time to fight for a playoff spot, so you’ve got to gear up every night.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter

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Pittsburgh 0 1 3 — 4 Blues 0 1 0 — 1 First period None. Penalties: Steen, STL, (high sticking), 0:59; Kessel, PIT, (hooking), 11:41. Second period B: Brodziak 9 (Thorburn, Upshall), 3:10. P: Crosby 18 (Sheary), 3:31. Penalties: Bouwmeester, STL, (slashing), 14:59. Third period P: Rust 8, 1:05. P: Sheahan 6 (Simon), 11:13. P: Crosby 19 (Rust, Simon), 17:12. Penalties: Reaves, PIT, (hooking), 2:39; Schultz, PIT, (slashing), 19:18. Shots on goal Pittsburgh 7 6 10 23 Blues 10 9 15 34 Power-plays Pittsburgh 0 of 2; Blues 0 of 3. Goaltenders Pittsburgh, Murray 19-12-2 (34 shots-33 saves). Blues, Allen 19-16-2 (22-19). A: 18,975. Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen: Ryan Gibbons, Mark Shewchyk.

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Perrine Laffont won the first gold for France in women’s moguls in the 26-year history of the event, four years after she finished 14th in Sochi. Skiing through steady snow and on a course many called the toughest they had ever encountered, none of three Americans made the six-woman final. Top-ranked American Jaelin Kauf finished seventh. Event favorite Justine DuFour-Lapointe, who won gold in 2014, earned bronze.

Dotted with former NHL players including Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk and Slave Voynov, the Olympic Athletes from Russia hockey team arrived at Gangneung Hockey Centre on Sunday as everyone’s goldmedal favorite. The U.S. is viewed as a big underdog, just as it was when it won its last gold medal, the 1980 ‘miracle on ice.’ Team USA opens against Slovenia on Wednesday and plays Russia in pool play Saturday.

He may be the greatest Alpine skier ever, but Austria’s Marcel Hirscher hasn’t won a gold medal in two prior Olympics appearances. He has 55 career wins, six consecutive World Cup titles and 10 wins this season. In Pyeongchang to compete in slalom, giant slalom and downhill combined, he is scheduled to hit the slopes for combined during NBC’s prime-time slot from 7-10:30 p.m. Monday (KSDK, Ch. 5).

Perrine Laffont

Mazdzer’s silver is historic Medal is first for U.S. in luge singles; German favorite slides to fifth

U.S. women’s hockey opens with win • Monique LamoureuxMorando gave the Americans the tying goal in the second period, fueling a rally that pushed them to a 3-1 win over Finland in their women’s hockey opener at Kwandong Hockey Centre. After the U.S. fell behind 1-0, Lamoureux-Morando tied it midway through the second. Kendall Coyne scored the winner, on a power play at 11:29 of the second, as the U.S. outshot the Finns 23-5 in the period. The U.S. continues pool play

Men’s 10km GOLD: Arnd Peiffer, Germany SILVER: Michal Krcmar, Czech Republic BRONZE: Dominik Windisch, Italy CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING GOLD: Simen Hegstad Krueger, Norway SILVER: Marting Johnsrud Sundby, Norway BRONZE: Hans Christer Holund, Norway FREESTYLE SKIING Women’s Moguls GOLD: Perrine Laffont, France SILVER: Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Canada BRONZE: Yulia Galysheva, Kazakhstan LUGE Men’s Singles GOLD: David Gleirscher, Austria SILVER: Christopher Mazdzer, U.S. BRONZE: Johannes Ludwig, Germany SNOWBOARD Men’s Slopestyle GOLD: Redmond Gerard, United States SILVER: Maxence Parrot, Canada BRONZE: Marc McMorris, Canada SPEEDSKATING Men’s 5000 GOLD: Sven Kramer, Netherlands SILVER: Ted-Jan Bloemen, Canada BRONZE: Sverre Lunde Pedersen, Norway



Chris Mazdzer of United States celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men’s luge singles event.

Tuesday against the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Anderson gets gold for U.S. • Jamie Anderson successfully defended her title in women’s slopestyle snowboarding, surviving blustery and treacherous conditions at Phoenix Snow Park to give the United States its second gold medal at the Games. She was one of the few riders in the final to navigate the tricky series of rails and jumps safely as the wind wreaked havoc on the field. Anderson had a score of 83.00 in the first of her two runs, and it held up as rider after rider either crashed or bailed. Laurie Blouin of Canada finished second, with Finland’s Enni Rukajarvi third.

Another Alpine postponement • The women’s giant slalom was postponed because of strong wind, the second Alpine skiing race called off. The giant slalom, which was set to be U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin’s first event of these Games, was rescheduled for Thursday — the same day as the men’s downhill. They will be contested on different hills. Canada to play for curling gold • Canada beat Norway 8-4 in the mixed doubles curling semifinals and will face the winner of the early Monday (St. Louis time) match between Switzerland and a team of Russian athletes for the gold medal on Tuesday. Norway faces the loser for bronze medal.

NBC apologizes for analyst’s remark • NBC has apologized to South Koreans for an on-air remark by an analyst that cited Japan as being an example that has been important to the country’s own transformation. The remark was made by Joshua Cooper Ramo during coverage of Friday’s opening ceremony. He was noting the significance of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit. Japan occupied Korea from 1910-1945. Petitioners said anyone familiar with Japanese treatment of Koreans during that time would be deeply hurt by Ramo’s remark. They also criticized the accuracy of giving Japan credit for South Korea’s resurgence.

Canada wins gold, U.S. bronze in team skating OLYMPICS • FROM B1

pick up a maximum of four points in that discipline. The United States repeated its showing in the 2014 Sochi Games with a bronze medal. Just before Daleman’s clincher, Patrick Chan won the men’s free skate against a weakened field, and with a mediocre performance. Regardless, Canada’s quest for a medal its skaters said they set about winning ever since they wound up second in Sochi was complete with one program remaining. “I worked my butt off incredibly hard these past four years to get on this team,” Daleman said. “We have such an incredible, strong team, and I’m proud to say we’ve won and I’m prouder to have been part of it.” With their team gold medal assured, ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir tied the record for most Olympic medals won by figure skaters (four). Evgeni Plushenko and Gillis Grafstrom also won four each. The women’s free skate was historic for the Americans. Nagasu, whose career hit several roadblocks since she finished fourth at the 2010 Olympics — she was bumped from the 2014 U.S. team in favor of Ashley Wagner by a federation committee — had the performance of her life. Not only did her teammates rise in applause, so did skaters from other nations, and not simply because she landed the triple


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David Gleirscher struggled to make Austria’s Olympic team. Chris Mazdzer’s season hit rock bottom less than a month ago. Didn’t matter. They stood higher than anyone else atop the men’s luge podium Sunday as the reign of Germany’s Felix Loch as Olympic champion came to a slippery, stunning and sudden end. Gleirscher was the surprise first-run leader — and a bigger surprise as the leader when it was all over. He finished his four runs at the Alpensia Sliding Center in 3 minutes, 10.702 seconds for the gold, Austria’s first in men’s luge in 50 years. “I knew I was fast,” Gleirscher said. “I didn’t know I was that fast.” Mazdzer made history for the U.S., giving the Americans their first men’s singles medal by finishing second in 3:10.728. Germany’s Johannes Ludwig took third in 3:10.932. “I knew I could do it,” Mazdzer said. “It was a blast. It didn’t feel as crazy as it probably looked. But I felt in control and yeah, it was amazing.” Loch was supposed to be a lock, the one who would tie Georg Hackl’s record as the second person to win luge gold three straight times. But his reign came to an end when he skidded during his final run and lost time. He crossed the finish line fifth, sitting for several seconds on his sled in disbelief and anguish as Gleirscher celebrated his upset win. This is how surprising it was: Gleirscher has zero World Cup medals. He never finished better than fourth. On the biggest stage, he delivered the race of his life.



Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani of the United States perform in the ice dance free dance team event.

axel so few women even attempt. “I don’t know if you could tell — it was more something I could feel — but to nail it the way I did, even out of the corner of my eye I could see my teammates standing out of excitement,” Nagasu said. “And at that moment I wanted to stop the music and get off, but I still had my whole program ahead of me, and to complete the performance to the best of my ability is really exciting.” Zagitova, the rising star from Russia and current European champion, topped Nagasu’s score by 20 points. The 15-yearold stamped herself as the main challenger to countrywoman Evgenia Medvedeva for the gold in the individual event with a brilliant combination of jumps, spins, artistry and overall pres-

ence. Just like in Friday’s men’s short program, the men’s free skate was anything but memorable. Chan won it despite several major mistakes — his struggles on the triple axel struck him once again. His artistry boosted his mark significantly, and, frankly, the four other competitors are not his main competition in the individual event later this week. The 10-time national champion and 2014 Olympic silver medalist moved Canada closer to that highly sought gold, extending its lead by a point. “We wanted to make sure one of us would beat the Russians in our events, and I’m so honored to have done it,” Chan said. Adam Rippon, replacing U.S. champ Nathan Chen, skated a

fluid and at times mesmerizing routine, but his marks were damaged by inconsistencies with his jumps, including omitting a planned quad lutz. Still, his third-place finish extended the Americans’ lead over Italy to two points. “I worked so hard for this moment,” said Rippon, who was added to the team by the U.S. committee in January ahead of Ross Miner. “I still have another week of competition to go, but to have that moment, my family is here, I have friends watching at home. To do it for them who have supported me and watched me and been on this long road that’s been up and down, that feels incredible.” As did the team bronze medal, of course.

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TV SCHEDULE MONDAY 4:10-6 a.m. • Luge: women’s singles (live); Biathlon: women’s pursuit final (live, NBCSN) 6-10 a.m. • Skiing: men’s moguls final; Women’s hockey: Sweden vs. South Korea (live); Luge: women’s singles (NBCSN) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Ski jumping: women’s normal hill final; Biathlon: men’s pursuit final; Speedskating: women’s 1,500 final (NBCSN) 2-4 p.m. • Skiing: men’s moguls final; Ski jumping: women’s normal hill final; Luge: women’s singles (KSDK, Ch. 5) 4-7 p.m. • Curling: mixed doubles semifinal (CNBC) 7-10:30 p.m. • Skiing: men’s combined, downhill (live); Snowboarding: women’s halfpipe final (live), men’s halfpipe (live); Speedskating: women’s 1,500 final (KSDK, Ch. 5) 7-10:30 p.m. • Curling: mixed doubles semifinal (NBCSN) 10:30 p.m.-1:40 a.m. • Snowboarding: men’s halfpipe (live); Curling: mixed doubles third-place (NBCSN) 11:05 p.m.-1 a.m. • Skiing: men’s combined, Slalom final (live); Snowboarding: men’s halfpipe (live, KSDK, Ch. 5) TUESDAY 1:40-3 a.m. • Women’s hockey: Canada vs. Finland (live, NBCSN) 4-6:10 a.m. • Luge: women’s singles final; Cross Country: men’s and women’s individual sprint (NBCSN) 6-8:30 a.m. • Women’s hockey: USA vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia (live, NBCSN) 8:30-11:30 a.m. • Speedskating: men’s 1,500 final; Luge: women’s singles final; Cross Country: men’s and women’s individual sprint final (NBCSN) 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • Short track speedskating: 500 final; Curling: mixed doubles third place (NBCSN) 2-4 p.m. • Speedskating: men’s 1,500 final; Luge: women’s singles final; Cross Country: men’s and women’s sprint finals (KSDK, Ch. 5) 4-7 p.m. • Curling: mixed doubles gold medal match (CNBC) 6-9:10 p.m. • Figure skating: pairs short program (live, NBCSN) 7-10:30 p.m. • Figure skating: Pairs short program (live); Skiing: women’s slalom, first run (live); Snowboarding: men’s halfpipe final (live, KSDK, Ch. 5) 9:10-11:30 p.m. • Women’s hockey: Sweden vs. Switzerland (live, NBCSN) 11:05 p.m.-12:30 a.m. • Skiing: women’s slalom final (live); Short track speedskating: women’s 500 final (KSDK, Ch. 5) 11:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. • Men’s curling: USA vs. South Korea (NBCSN)


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Cardinals will need a big contribution from Wacha HOCHMAN • FROM B1

the modern-thinking pitching coach chosen to maximize each Cardinal arm. As pitchers unite with catchers this week, they’ll also unite with coaches, and I’m optimistic that Maddux will have an increasingly positive effect on Wacha — who must have another solid season for St. Louis to survive the division. Last year, it was all about Wacha showing that his shoulder could make it through the rigors of a full season of starts. This year, it’s about sharpening those starts. In regards to precision, sure — and we’ll see if that also means in duration. “Just making all the starts was a big steppingstone for me, going into this season,” Wacha said Sunday. “There was a lot of excitement, just on the drive down here to Florida. … Looking forward to another season, getting back to the playoffs and making some more memories.” This season marks a half-decade since Wacha’s debut. Time flies, right? He turns 27 in July. His spring training locker, he joked, “continuously gets closer and closer to Waino’s,” in reference to his veteran status. Do people underrate Wacha? “Yes, 100 percent. I would say so,” teammate Tyler Lyons said. “You look back to his 2013 playoff run, that was as impressive of pitching as you’ll ever see, and then he’s dealt with some stuff in the years after it that people forgot about a little bit. Assuming he can stay healthy, I think you’ll see (last year’s abilities) again this year. ... “Stuff-wise, it was the best that I’ve ever seen from him.” Last season, part of his domi-


Cardinals righthander Michael Wacha was almost unhittable in the early innings last season.

nance wasn’t just because of his dominant pitch. Of course, his change-up changed the dynamic of games. But his curveball, while thrown just 11.5 percent of the time, was unleashed with aplomb. “I was able to get some swingand-misses on it, and throw it in some pretty important counts to get some outs,” Wacha said. “And the cutter (17.6-percent usage) is a pitch that I try to make look like a fastball, but right at the last minute it starts cutting away. It’s still a high velocity pitch, so it

gives them not a lot of reaction time to make their mind up on it. Hopefully get it in on lefties, and get some righties to chase it.” Perhaps the start that best personified Wacha last year was his last one. That one also personified some of the bullpen issues St. Louis had, notably management by the manager. Wacha was a stud through six. That sixth inning actually took him around the Cubs lineup a third time. Wacha was in charge, ending the inning with a Kris Bryant foul out. This outing was

a gem. But the Cubs’ 3-4-5 hitters awaited Wacha in the seventh. Hit, hit, homer. No one warmed up. Wacha continued to pitch. Double. Double. Walk. Finally, Wacha was pulled. Cubs won. Of course, this makes you wonder — same situation in 2018, how will it be handled? At his locker after his first day at camp, Wacha was asked about the lessons of last season — ones the players themselves can learn from. “It just comes down to the fact

that — we’re right there at the end (in wild-card contention),” he said. “Two or three games, it seems like. If you win those two, three in the middle of the season, you have a better chance right there at the end. “Here in spring training, it’s about getting the little things down, refining the little things — fielding your bunts, bunt coverage, getting the bunts down, getting people over when you need to get them over — getting them in when you need to get them in. That’s the difference in those games sometimes that can get you into the playoffs — or knock you out of the season.” The next Wachas are on the horizon — first-round draft picks who will start for years to come. Luke Weaver. Jack Flaherty. Dakota Hudson. But it will take the actual Wacha to get these Cards back to October. There are questions with many of the starting pitchers: Can Adam Wainwright grind and find his form? Will Miles Mikolas’ pitch discipline translate to the majors? Can Weaver weave his pitches past batters on the talented teams, and for a full season? With Wacha, they need the steady and sturdy guy we saw so often — at least the first two trips through a lineup. Asked about Wacha’s stuff, Hudson said, “Honestly, it’s more than just his stuff. You can sense a lot of things when you’re watching a game, and whenever you see a guy like (Wacha), you see that his presence is huge. That’s the No. 1 thing you can recognize whenever he’s on the mound.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter

Greene is trying to bounce back from an erratic season CARDINALS • FROM B1

reaction to medication. The righthander, whom the Cardinals acquired from Toronto in last month’s Randal Grichuk trade, has long had a prescription for his ADHD, and last year it was altered to another brand. Over time, Greene had difficulty sleeping and eating, said his father, Johnny Greene. Greene described how

he became irritable, and the lanky righthander couldn’t relax and felt his focus was fleeting, especially on the mound. The results were revealing. A year after Baseball America rated him Toronto’s No. 4 prospect and other outlets had him as the Blue Jays’ top pitching prospect, Greene took a step back in the minors and a step out of the top 10 rankings. His walks spiked. His outings were

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turbulent. “He was upset, upset with everybody,” Johnny Greene said. “It was not him. He was a completely different kid.” “Now,” Conner said, “I’m good.” As the Cardinals open spring training for pitchers and catchers Wednesday at Roger Dean Stadium, Greene arrives as one of many tall, strong-armed righthanders who could factor into the club’s relief plans. His program could be slowed as he is still recovering from surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder, the result of a bicycle accident. The Cardinals, comfortable with his health, acquired him from the Jays along with Dominic Leone in exchange for outfielder Randal Grichuk, and Greene had to go on the 40-man roster. The righthander essentially slides into the depth chart at the same place Sandy Alcantara held a year ago. Like Alcantara, who was traded to Miami for Marcell Ozuna, Greene throws 100 mph. Like Alcantara, Greene could be a starter or a reliever. And, like Alcantara, who reached the majors this past year, Greene could ascend quickly if he flashes command. The Cardinals saw the command he showed as recently as 2015 and how he could delight the radar gun, so they want to “give him a look” and find a role that fits him best. “I’m walking in here and I’ve got something to prove,” he said. Greene, who turns 23 in April, was raised for this opportunity. Three days after he was born, Johnny took him to Los Amigos Park in Santa Monica, Calif., and cradled him in his arms as his older brother, Casey, practiced. Johnny would put Conner in the crook of his left arm so he could swing the bat, then shift Conner to his right arm and catch Casey’s throw. When Conner could sit up on his own, he remained near Johnny’s feet and the father challenged Casey to keep the ball away from his baby brother. “Give me a good throw,” Johnny said. At 4, Conner started gymnastics, not because Johnny envisioned an Olympic future but because he wanted the agility and coordination for other sports. In a phone interview this past week, Johnny described how he had Conner and Casey play soccer “to make their feet better” and basketball “to get their hands better.” “I already know the story he’s going to tell you,” Conner said. “He made me dribble two basketballs every morning before school.” “I had him dribble basketballs every day,” Johnny said. “Lefthanded on the walk to school. Righthanded on the way home.” Said Conner: “Every day, I hit in the cage. Two hundred hacks each side. Switch hitter.” Said Johnny: “We stopped at the batting cage to hit. This was daily.” Casey Greene, the shorter and more powerful of the two, became a third baseman but is now a professional kickboxer (Casey “Go” Greene). He has a welterweight fight Friday in Chicago. Conner played everywhere and excelled at pitching, going in the seventh round in 2013 to the Jays. Introduced by a mutual friend, he was playing catch with actor Charlie Sheen, of “Major League” fame, soon after, and even appeared as an extra in a few episodes of the sitcom “Anger Management.” Velocity did not get Conner drafted. The promise of it did with his 6-foot-3 frame. With Class A Lansing (Mich.) in 2015, the sizzle arrived.

He had been an 88-91 mph pitcher in high school, and could touch 93 mph at times. In a game, with about 8,000 present, he unleashed a fastball and peeked at the scoreboard. It clocked him at 97 mph. He took a moment and looked down at his arm. “I was like, ‘Geez, what the heck?’” Conner said. His father was listening to the game broadcast and heard one of the announcers suggest the scoreboard radar gun must be running hot. “There must be a mistake,” he recalled them saying. Hardly. There was a revelation. This past year, Greene said he threw a fastball at 103 mph, according to the team’s chart. TrackMan radar data, which clocks fastballs throughout baseball and provides that information to teams, had Greene’s top fastball at 101 mph and numerous ones at 100 mph. In 2015, that kind of velocity fueled Greene’s 115 strikeouts in 132 1/3 innings with only 39 walks. The walks nearly doubled as he had the third-most in the minors in 2016. In 2017, Greene was in Class AA for the third consecutive season, and his starts were as erratic as his focus. Baseball’s policy allows for players to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption to use banned medication to treat ADHD and other ailments. This past season, 106 exemptions were granted in the majors, 103 for ADHD medication. That was down from 105 for ADHD the season before. Johnny Greene said Conner’s ADHD affected him in the classroom and was one of the reasons Conner became a pitcher so he could remain always active and engaged in the game. With a different medication, Greene felt detached, “not myself.” “What ended up happening, it was like a rolling stone,” he said. “When your head is not in the right place, you start doing bad. When you start doing bad, you start trying to do other things to overcompensate for a problem that really isn’t there. So, then you develop bad habits. I had to simplify. I got back to who Conner Greene really is. I got back to who I am as a pitcher. It was a little bit of having to find myself, right? “The toughest year of my career, but a huge learning curve, too,” he said. This winter he and his father reviewed video of his best seasons and reset his mechanics. He altered his medication late last year and by the offseason was feeling familiar. He said this was the first time he discussed what happens, and that he didn’t think the Cardinals were aware of this possible reason behind his results. What they saw is what box scores and scouts saw: lightning strikes of possibility. During the Eastern League All-Star Classic this past summer, Greene was the only pitcher to throw multiple innings, and he struck out four in two innings. He hit 100 mph to end his first inning with a strikeout. He then struck out all three batters in his second inning. That one ended with a 79 mph curveball that caught a batter looking. This spring, Greene starts no longer wondering. “I think it was a balancing act. I was teetering on the edge at times,” Greene said. “I don’t want to say this wrong because pitching is not easy. But hitting is the hardest thing to do in sports, really, so pitching shouldn’t be. It was difficult for me last year. I found out why. I’m going to make it easier again.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter



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EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W Tampa Bay 55 38 Boston 54 34 Toronto 57 33 Detroit 54 22 Florida 52 23 Montreal 55 22 Ottawa 54 19 Buffalo 56 16 Metropolitan GP W Washington 55 32 Pittsburgh 57 31 Philadelphia 56 28 New Jersey 55 27 Carolina 56 26 Columbus 55 28 NY Islanders 57 27 NY Rangers 56 27

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away 14 3 79 198 145 19-5-1 19-9-2 12 8 76 180 131 18-7-4 16-5-4 19 5 71 188 159 17-8-2 16-11-3 23 9 53 147 165 11-11-7 11-12-2 23 6 52 147 167 13-9-3 10-14-3 26 7 51 144 172 14-10-6 8-16-1 26 9 47 144 188 12-11-5 7-15-4 30 10 42 132 185 7-16-4 9-14-6 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away 17 6 70 173 161 20-8-2 12-9-4 22 4 66 176 171 20-7-1 11-15-3 19 9 65 165 162 14-9-5 14-10-4 20 8 62 163 170 15-10-3 12-10-5 21 9 61 151 166 14-9-5 12-12-4 23 4 60 147 155 17-10-1 11-13-3 24 6 60 193 210 15-9-4 12-15-2 24 5 59 164 172 18-10-3 9-14-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W Nashville 54 33 Winnipeg 56 32 Blues 58 34 Dallas 57 33 Minnesota 55 30 Colorado 55 30 Chicago 55 24 Pacific GP W Vegas 55 36 San Jose 56 30 Calgary 56 29 Los Angeles 55 30 Anaheim 57 27 Edmonton 54 23 Vancouver 56 22 Arizona 55 13

L OT Pts GF GA 12 9 75 169 140 15 9 73 179 151 21 3 71 167 147 20 4 70 175 151 19 6 66 165 156 21 4 64 174 163 23 8 56 157 155 L OT Pts GF GA 15 4 76 187 152 18 8 68 165 156 19 8 66 159 159 20 5 65 159 133 19 11 65 160 164 27 4 50 152 177 28 6 50 147 180 32 10 36 129 193

Home 18-5-3 20-5-2 19-12-0 20-9-1 19-4-5 19-7-1 12-12-3 Home 19-4-2 15-8-3 13-13-3 14-9-3 15-9-4 12-13-2 10-14-3 6-16-4

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

Away Div 15-7-6 10-4-2 12-10-7 8-6-2 15-9-3 9-5-1 13-11-3 9-10-0 11-15-1 10-9-0 11-14-3 7-8-1 12-11-5 6-9-2 Away Div 17-11-2 13-1-1 15-10-5 14-3-3 16-6-5 8-6-3 16-11-2 8-9-3 12-10-7 9-5-6 11-14-2 10-5-0 12-14-3 5-9-1 7-16-6 1-8-5

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

Sunday Pittsburgh 4, Blues 1 NY Rangers 3, Winnipeg 1 Detroit 5, Washington 4, OT Vancouver 6, Dallas 0 Calgary 3, NY Islanders 2 Boston 5, New Jersey 3 Colorado 5, Buffalo 4 Phila. 4, Vegas 1 San Jose 3, Anaheim 2, SO Saturday Buffalo 4, Boston 2 Columbus 6, New Jersey 1 Nashville 3, Montreal 2, SO Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles 3 Toronto 6, Ottawa 3 Carolina 3, Colorado 1 Phila. 4, Arizona 3, SO Minnesota 3, Chicago 0 San Jose 6, Edmonton 4 Monday Tampa Bay at Toronto, 6 p.m. Florida at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 8 p.m. Tuesday LA at Carolina, 6 p.m. Columbus at Islanders, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Calgary at Boston, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Phila., 6 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Blues at Nashville, 7 p.m. Wash. at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Rangers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Chicago at Vegas, 9 p.m. Arizona at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Columbus at Toronto, 6 p.m. Montreal at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Florida at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

Vesey’s goal boosts Rangers over Jets

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

W 39 40 28 23 19 W 32 30 23 18 18 W 33 31 32 27 19

L 16 18 25 34 38 L 24 26 33 37 39 L 22 24 25 28 36

Pct .709 .690 .528 .404 .333 Pct .571 .536 .411 .327 .316 Pct .600 .564 .561 .491 .345

GB — ½ 10 17 21 GB — 2 9 13½ 14½ GB — 2 2 6 14

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

Str W-5 L-2 W-3 L-6 L-5 Str W-1 W-1 L-4 L-1 W-1 Str W-3 W-1 W-2 L-2 L-1

Home 23-4 21-10 16-10 16-11 11-19 Home 17-10 14-12 15-15 11-15 13-17 Home 20-7 18-9 20-11 18-11 12-15

Away 16-12 19-8 12-15 7-23 8-19 Away 15-14 16-14 8-18 7-22 5-22 Away 13-15 13-15 12-14 9-17 7-21

Conf 23-7 25-13 14-13 11-22 12-21 Conf 19-14 21-15 12-18 11-23 8-28 Conf 25-12 18-17 22-15 16-19 16-16

Home 22-6 22-6 14-12 13-16 11-18 Home 23-6 20-9 16-11 22-7 16-9 Home 21-7 16-12 14-14 9-21 8-17

Away 20-7 13-16 15-14 5-21 7-21 Away 12-18 12-16 15-15 8-19 12-19 Away 22-6 12-14 9-18 9-18 9-21

Conf 24-8 20-12 14-19 15-21 10-27 Conf 26-9 17-17 17-15 19-18 17-14 Conf 24-10 20-16 11-22 12-23 9-24

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

W 42 35 29 18 18 W 35 32 31 30 28 W 43 28 23 18 17

L 13 22 26 37 39 L 24 25 26 26 28 L 13 26 32 39 38

Pct GB .764 — .614 8 .527 13 .327 24 .316 25 Pct GB .593 — .561 2 .544 3 .536 3½ .500 5½ Pct GB .768 — .519 14 .418 19½ .316 25½ .309 25½

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

Str W-8 L-1 W-1 L-6 L-1 Str W-1 W-1 L-1 W-1 W-9 Str W-2 L-1 L-1 L-5 L-2

Sunday Toronto 123, Charlotte 103 Atlanta 118, Detroit 115 Cleveland 121, Boston 99 Indiana 121, New York 113 Houston 104, Dallas 97 Minnesota 111, Sacramento 106 Okla. City 110, Memphis 92 Utah 115, Portland 96 Saturday New Orleans 138, Brooklyn 128, 2OT Milwaukee 111, Orlando 104 Phila. 112, Clippers 98 Washington 101, Chicago 90 Dallas 130, Lakers 123 Golden State 122, San Antonio 105 Denver 123, Phoenix 113 Monday New Orleans at Detroit, 6 p.m. New York at Phila., 6 p.m. Clippers at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Miami at Toronto, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Okla. City, 7 p.m. Houston at Minn., 7 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Atlanta at Detroit, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. Miami at Phila., 6 p.m. Indiana at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Wash. at New York, 6:30 p.m. Clippers at Boston, 7 p.m. Lakers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Okla. City at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 8 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

Cavs beat Celtics on Paul Pierce’s day ASSOCIATED PRESS


The Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck (right) misses the winning shot by the Rangers’ Jimmy Vesey. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jimmy Vesey scored with 3:53 left in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and help the New York Rangers beat host Winnipeg 3-1 on Sunday. The Jets remained in second place in the Central Division, two points ahead of the third-place Blues — who lost to Pittsburgh earlier in the day. Vesey returned to the lineup after missing three games because of a concussion and picked up his 11th goal of season when he deflected Brady Skjei’s shot after it hit a Jets player. It looked as if Dustin Byfuglien tied it for Winnipeg with 1:22 remaining, but his goal was called off because of teammate Mark Scheifele’s high stick. Michael Grabner then scored an empty-net goal for New York with 43 seconds left. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots for

the Rangers in the opener of a four-game trip. Mats Zuccarello ended a 21-game drought with his ninth goal. Nikolaj Ehlers scored his 21st goal for Winnipeg, which lost consecutive games at home for the first time this season. The Jets fell to the Blues 5-2 on Friday. Stars squander chance to pass Blues • Reid Boucher scored his first two goals of the season, Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves for his second career shutout and visiting Vancouver beat Dallas 6-0. The loss kept the Stars, who had won their previous five games, from passing the Blues in the Central standings. They are one point behind them. The Canucks had lost four in a row and hadn’t beaten Dallas in regulation time since Feb. 21, 2013. The Stars were 13-0-1 in the previous 14 games against them.

LeBron James quieted a Celtics crowd that came to celebrate Paul Pierce on Sunday, scoring 24 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds to give new-look Cleveland a 121-99 victory over Boston. Pierce was sitting courtside in street clothes, unable to do anything about it. James shook off a first-quarter leg injury to score 13 in the second. The Celtics made it 64-55 on the first basket of the third but never got within 10 again. As the Cavaliers opened a 27-point lead midway through the fourth, the crowd began chanting “We want Paul Pierce!” But he remained in his baseline seat, awaiting the postgame ceremony that would raise his No. 34 — the 23rd person in the history of the NBA’s most-decorated franchise to be so honored. Raptors top Hornets • C.J. Miles led the charge of Toronto reserves as he scored 24 points while starter DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and eight assists as the Raptors routed the Charlotte Hornets 123-103. Six players scored in double figures for the Raptors, who won their fifth straight game and improved to 39-16. Raptors coach Dwane Casey earned his 300th victory as head coach of the team. Dedmon powers Hawks past Pistons • Dewayne Dedmon made the most of only his second start in Atlanta’s last 18 games, especially at the end. Dedmon gave Atlanta the lead with a three-point play and then padded the margin with a 3-pointer, lifting the Hawks to a 118-115 win over Blake Griffin and the Pistons. Dedmon matched his career high with 20 points and had 13 rebounds in his matchup with Andre Drummond, who


Former Celtic Paul Pierce’s number was retired after a game against Cleveland.

had 25 points and 15 rebounds for Detroit. Oladipo’s 30 sends Pacers past Knicks • Victor Oladipo had 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 121-113. Bojan Bogdanovic made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and Thaddeus Young added 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who have won six of eight. Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway, Jr. each scored 17, and Michael Beasley had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, whose losing streak reached six games.

NHL SUMMARIES Flyers 4, Golden Knights 1

Flames 3, Islanders 2

Red Wings 5, Capitals 4, OT

Philadelphia 1 2 1 — 4 Vegas 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Vegas, McNabb 4 (Karlsson, Smith), 11:22. 2, Philadelphia, Couturier 28 (Konecny, Giroux), 17:50. Penalties: Manning, PHI, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 5:35. Second period: 3, Philadelphia, MacDonald 3 (Couturier, Konecny), 17:08. 4, Philadelphia, Giroux 18 (Couturier, Provorov), 19:54. Penalties: None. Third period: 5, Philadelphia, Gudas 1, 17:34. Penalties: None. Shots: Philadelphia 7-7-4: 18. Vegas 12-15-12: 39. Power-plays: Philadelphia 0 of 0; Vegas 0 of 1. Goalies: Philadelphia, Neuvirth 7-7-2 (39 shots-38 saves). Vegas, Fleury 16-6-2 (17-14). A: 18,220. Referees: Marc Joannette, Steve Kozari. Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, David Brisebois.

Calgary 0 1 2 — 3 NY Islanders 1 1 0 — 2 First period: 1, NY Islanders, Cizikas 7, 3:08. Penalties: Frolik, CGY, (interference), 4:01; Aho, NYI, (tripping), 6:18; Stone, CGY, (high sticking), 11:49; Johnston, NYI, Major (fighting), 17:33; Lomberg, CGY, Major (fighting), 17:33; Barzal, NYI, (holding), 19:08. Second period: 2, NYI, Beauvillier 13 (Leddy, Barzal), 2:59. 3, CGY, Jankowski 9 (Gaudreau, Bennett), 10:35 (pp). Penalties: Chimera, NYI, (holding), 8:36; Hickey, NYI, (tripping), 12:03; Bennett, CGY, (holding), 18:43. Third period: 4, CGY, Tkachuk 19 (Frolik, Kulak), 9:38. 5, CGY, Tkachuk 20 (Frolik, Hamonic), 18:55. Penalties: Backlund, CGY, (delay of game), 12:48; Backlund, CGY, (hooking), 19:58. Shots: CGY 9-14-19: 42. NYI 11-7-7: 25. Power-plays: CGY 1 of 4; NYI 0 of 5. Goalies: CGY, Smith 23-16-6 (25 shots-23 saves), Rittich 5-1-2 (0-0). NYI, Halak 17-17-4 (42-39). A: 11,192. Referees: Wes McCauley, Kyle Rehman. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Pierre Racicot.

Detroit 1 3 0 1 — 5 Washington 1 0 3 0 — 4 First period: 1, WSH, Ovechkin 33 (Kuznetsov, Carlson), 4:20 (pp). 2, DET, Abdelkader 9 (Nielsen), 13:37. Penalties: Glendening, DET, (tripping), 3:21; Abdelkader, DET, (slashing), 15:49. Second period: 3, DET, Glendening 8 (Helm, Nielsen), 16:53. 4, DET, Mantha 19 (Jensen, Zetterberg), 17:02. 5, DET, Tatar 13 (Athanasiou, Larkin), 19:49. Penalties: Eller, WSH, (holding stick), 3:03; Orpik, WSH, (interference), 14:04. Third period: 6, WSH, Connolly 14 (Beagle), 2:32. 7, WSH, Orlov 8 (Beagle, Smith-Pelly), 14:02. 8, WSH, Backstrom 13 (Carlson, Ovechkin), 19:43 (pp). Penalties: Wilson, WSH, (interference), 7:24; DeKeyser, DET, (holding), 18:45. Overtime: 9, DET, Tatar 14 (Jensen, Larkin), 2:47. Penalties: None. Shots: DET 6-17-5-1: 29. WSH 8-2-15-2: 27. Power-plays: DET 0 of 3; WSH 2 of 3. Goalies: DET, Howard 15-17-6 (27 shots-23 saves). WSH, Holtby 28-10-3 (29-24). A: 18,506. Referees: Jake Brenk, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen: Travis Gawryletz, Vaughan Rody.

Bruins 5, Devils 3 Boston 2 1 2 — 5 New Jersey 1 2 0 — 3 First period: 1, Boston, Krug 9, 13:32 (sh). 2, New Jersey, Wood 15 (Coleman), 16:26. 3, Boston, Schaller 9, 19:57 (sh). Penalties: Mueller, NJ, (cross checking), 5:54; Bergeron, BOS, Penalty Shot (interference on breakaway (penalty shot)), 6:06; McQuaid, BOS, (tripping), 11:35; Wood, NJ, (interference), 14:19; McQuaid, BOS, (roughing), 18:10. Second period: 4, New Jersey, Hall 21 (Hischier), 0:31. 5, Boston, Krug 10 (Spooner, Bergeron), 2:03 (pp). 6, New Jersey, Palmieri 13 (Vatanen, Hall), 11:07. Penalties: Stafford, NJ, (elbowing), 2:00; Vatanen, NJ, (hooking), 6:26; Chara, BOS, (interference), 16:24. Third period: 7, Boston, McQuaid 1 (Grzelcyk, Nash), 11:55. 8, Boston, Bergeron 25 (Backes, Marchand), 19:21. Penalties: Kuraly, BOS, (cross checking), 2:26; Backes, BOS, (roughing), 9:13; Bergeron, BOS, (delay of game), 14:18; McQuaid, BOS, served by DeBrusk, (roughing), 19:21; McQuaid, BOS, served by DeBrusk, (roughing), 19:21; McQuaid, BOS, Misconduct (misconduct), 19:21. Shots: Boston 12-9-6: 27. New Jersey 10-16-12: 38. Power-plays: Boston 1 of 4; New Jersey 0 of 7. Goalies: Boston, Khudobin 12-3-4 (38 shots35 saves). New Jersey, Lack 1-3-0 (26-22). A: 16,514. Referees: Trevor Hanson, Garrett Rank. Linesmen: Brian Mach, Bevan Mills.

Canucks 6, Stars 0 Vancouver 3 2 1 — 6 Dallas 0 0 0 — 0 First period: 1, Vancouver, Boucher 1, 2:11. 2, Vancouver, Virtanen 7, 11:38. 3, Vancouver, Vanek 16 (H.Sedin, D.Sedin), 13:27. Penalties: H.Sedin, VAN, (tripping), 13:52; Honka, DAL, (tripping), 17:51. Second period: 4, Vancouver, Horvat 13 (Edler, Boeser), 4:41 (pp). 5, Vancouver, Boucher 2 (Pouliot, Virtanen), 14:35. Penalties: Benn, DAL, (hooking), 4:17; Radulov, DAL, (slashing), 7:27. Third period: 6, Vancouver, Gudbranson 2 (Archibald, Sutter), 7:48. Penalties: Pitlick, DAL, (high sticking), 0:34; Pitlick, DAL, (high sticking), 0:34; Roussel, DAL, (charging), 5:25. Shots: Vancouver 16-17-8: 41. Dallas 6-11-13: 30. Power-plays: Vancouver 1 of 6; Dallas 0 of 1. Goalies: Vancouver, Markstrom 16-19-5 (30 shots-30 saves). Dallas, Lehtonen 10-5-1 (21-19), Bishop 23-15-3 (20-16). A: 17,889. Referees: Eric Furlatt, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Trent Knorr, Brian Murphy.

Avalanche 5, Sabres 4 Colorado 2 1 2 — 5 Buffalo 1 1 2 — 4 First period: 1, COL, Kerfoot 13 (Zadorov, C.Wilson), 0:43. 2, BUF, Pouliot 11 (O’Reilly), 7:57 (sh). 3, COL, Nieto 10, 9:19 (sh). Penalties: Nolan, BUF, (high sticking), 6:45; COL bench, served by Greer (too many men on the ice), 8:57; Scandella, BUF, (slashing), 15:52; S.Wilson, BUF, (high sticking), 17:42; COL bench, served by Jost (faceoff violation), 17:42. Second period: 4, COL, C.Wilson 5 (Landeskog), 1:07. 5, BUF, Nelson 1 (Falk, O’Reilly), 13:15 (sh). Penalties: Zadorov, COL, (holding), 3:20; Josefson, BUF, (holding), 6:34; Barrie, COL, (slashing), 8:40; Nolan, BUF, (holding), 11:45. Third period: 6, COL, Jost 5 (Rantanen, Barrie), 3:05 (pp). 7, COL, Bourque 5 (Lindholm), 7:03. 8, BUF, O’Reilly 17 (Ristolainen, Okposo), 12:14 (pp). 9, BUF, Kane 18, 17:08. Penalties: Larsson, BUF, (boarding), 2:34; Greer, COL, (interference), 10:42; Soderberg, COL, (hooking), 12:06. Shots: COL 13-9-5: 27. BUF 7-12-14: 33. Power-plays: COL 1 of 5; BUF 1 of 5. Goalies: COL, Bernier 17-10-2 (32 shots-28 saves). BUF, Lehner 12-21-7 (27-22). A: 17,646. Referees: Jon Mclsaac, Chris Rooney. Linesmen: Devin Berg, Kory Nagy.

Rangers 3, Jets 1 NY Rangers 1 0 2 — 3 Winnipeg 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, WPG, Ehlers 21 (Scheifele, Wheeler), 1:06. 2, NYR, Zuccarello 9, 18:54. Penalties: Hayes, NYR, (slashing), 5:48. Second period: None. Penalties: Myers, WPG, (cross checking), 4:33; Byfuglien, WPG, (holding), 8:10; McLeod, NYR, (interference), 11:13; McLeod, NYR, Major (fighting), 13:21; Hendricks, WPG, Major (fighting), 13:21; Wheeler, WPG, (interference), 16:39. Third period: 3, NYR, Vesey 11 (Desharnais, Skjei), 16:07. 4, NYR, Grabner 23 (Hayes), 19:17. Penalties: Miller, NYR, (tripping), 0:56; Miller, NYR, (tripping), 3:12; Ehlers, WPG, (high sticking), 7:42. Shots: NYR 6-18-4: 28. WPG 11-10-17: 38. Power-plays: NYR 0 of 4; WPG 0 of 4. Goalies: NYR, Lundqvist 23-17-4 (38 shots-37 saves). WPG, Hellebuyck 28-8-8 (27-25). A: 15,321. Referees: Tom Kowal, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen: Libor Suchanek, Mark Wheler.

Sharks 3, Ducks 2, SO San Jose 0 0 2 0 — 3 Anaheim 1 0 1 0 — 2 San Jose won shootout 2-0. First period: 1, Anaheim, Kase 15 (Ritchie, Henrique), 2:39. Penalties: Burns, SJ, (holding), 12:57; Labanc, SJ, (hooking), 17:51. Second period: None. Penalties: Montour, ANA, (tripping), 4:06; Brown, ANA, Major (fighting), 15:11; Goodrow, SJ, Major (fighting), 15:11. Third period: 2, Anaheim, Fowler 7 (Ritchie, Kase), 6:28. 3, San Jose, Couture 23 (Hertl, Vlasic), 10:56. 4, San Jose, Meier 14 (Couture, Burns), 19:06. Penalties: None. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout: San Jose 2 (Pavelski G, Couture G), Anaheim 0 (Henrique NG, Rakell NG). Shots: San Jose 10-14-12-3: 39. Anaheim 13-2-9-3: 27. Power-plays: San Jose 0 of 1; Anaheim 0 of 2. Goalies: San Jose, Jones 16-14-5 (27 shots-25 saves). Anaheim, Gibson 19-14-6 (39-37). A: 17,435. Referees: Justin St Pierre, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Derek Amell, Lonnie Cameron.

Points leaders Player Kucherov Gaudreau Kessel McDavid Stamkos Giroux Voracek Malkin Tavares Crosby MacKinnon Ovechkin Wheeler Bailey Kopitar Barzal Couturier Hall Marchessault Schenn Eichel Kane Marchand Radulov Kuznetsov


G 29 18 24 22 21 18 11 30 28 19 24 33 14 14 22 16 28 21 20 23 22 21 21 21 15

A 40 48 41 42 43 46 53 33 34 43 37 27 46 46 37 43 29 35 34 30 31 32 32 32 38

PTS 69 66 65 64 64 64 64 63 62 62 61 60 60 60 59 59 57 56 54 53 53 53 53 53 53

NBA SUMMARIES T’Wolves 111, Kings 106

Pacers 121, Knicks 113

Raptors 123, Hornets 103

Sacramento: Jackson 3-8 0-0 7, Randolph 5-11 0-0 12, Cauley-Stein 4-8 2-3 10, Fox 8-16 6-8 23, Bogdanovic 5-12 1-2 13, Sampson 3-4 0-0 6, Koufos 6-11 0-0 12, Hield 6-13 2-2 16, Temple 1-3 1-2 4, Carter 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 42-88 12-17 106. Minnesota: Wiggins 7-13 1-2 16, Gibson 6-11 3-3 15, Towns 10-17 7-7 29, Teague 4-5 3-4 12, Butler 5-9 7-9 18, Bjelica 1-3 0-0 3, Dieng 0-5 2-2 2, Jones 1-4 2-2 4, Crawford 3-7 3-3 12. Totals 37-74 28-32 111. Sacramento 29 25 26 26 — 106 Minnesota 23 33 19 36 — 111 3-point goals: Sacramento 10-25 (Randolph 2-4, Hield 2-5, Bogdanovic 2-5, Temple 1-2, Carter 1-2, Fox 1-3, Jackson 1-3, Sampson 0-1), Minnesota 9-24 (Crawford 3-6, Towns 2-7, Butler 1-1, Bjelica 1-2, Teague 1-2, Wiggins 1-3, Dieng 0-1, Gibson 0-1, Jones 0-1). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Sacramento 43 (Koufos 10), Minnesota 37 (Towns, Wiggins 8). Assists: Sacramento 17 (Bogdanovic 8), Minnesota 29 (Teague 10). Total fouls: Sacramento 23, Minnesota 17. A: 18,068 (18,798).

New York: Hardaway Jr. 7-17 0-0 17, Beasley 8-16 0-0 16, Kanter 6-9 5-6 17, Jack 0-1 2-2 2, Lee 4-9 4-4 14, Thomas 1-5 0-0 3, Kornet 0-3 0-0 0, O’Quinn 5-6 3-5 14, Ntilikina 3-7 4-4 12, Burke 1-2 0-0 2, Mudiay 5-14 4-4 14, Dotson 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 41-93 22-25 113. Indiana: Bogdanovic 8-13 0-1 20, T.Young 7-11 2-4 18, Turner 5-10 3-3 13, Joseph 1-3 0-2 2, Oladipo 10-24 8-10 30, Jefferson 3-4 0-0 6, Sabonis 2-11 2-2 6, J.Young 5-9 0-0 11, Stephenson 6-9 0-0 15. Totals 47-94 15-22 121. New York 37 25 22 29 — 113 Indiana 36 32 26 27 — 121 3-point goals: New York 9-35 (Hardaway Jr. 3-10, Ntilikina 2-2, Lee 2-5, O’Quinn 1-2, Thomas 1-5, Burke 0-1, Beasley 0-1, Jack 0-1, Dotson 0-2, Kornet 0-3, Mudiay 0-3), Indiana 12-28 (Bogdanovic 4-7, Stephenson 3-6, T.Young 2-2, Oladipo 2-8, J.Young 1-3, Turner 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: New York 45 (Beasley 13), Indiana 54 (T.Young 11). Assists: New York 27 (Mudiay 10), Indiana 27 (Oladipo 9). Total fouls: New York 18, Indiana 16. Technicals: O’Quinn, Indiana coach McMillan. A: 17,923 (18,500).

Toronto: Anunoby 0-0 0-0 0, Ibaka 5-8 0-0 10, Valanciunas 9-14 1-4 21, Lowry 4-9 0-0 12, DeRozan 10-19 2-2 25, Miles 8-11 2-2 24, Powell 1-2 0-0 2, Siakam 4-5 0-0 9, Poeltl 2-6 0-0 4, Nogueira 1-1 0-0 2, VanVleet 4-6 0-0 10, Wright 0-4 2-2 2, Richardson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 49-87 7-10 123. Charlotte: Kidd-Gilchrist 4-7 1-2 9, Williams 3-7 0-0 6, Howard 7-11 3-4 17, Walker 7-17 5-6 23, Batum 0-10 2-3 2, Bacon 0-0 0-0 0, Kaminsky 3-8 2-2 10, Zeller 4-7 1-3 10, Monk 2-5 0-0 5, Carter-Williams 3-5 1-1 8, Graham 0-2 0-0 0, Lamb 5-10 2-2 13, Stone 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-89 17-23 103. Toronto 30 32 28 33 — 123 Charlotte 26 29 19 29 — 103 3-point goals: Toronto 18-37 (Miles 6-9, Lowry 4-9, DeRozan 3-6, Valanciunas 2-2, VanVleet 2-3, Siakam 1-1, Powell 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Wright 0-2, Ibaka 0-3), Charlotte 10-23 (Walker 4-6, Kaminsky 2-4, Zeller 1-1, Carter-Williams 1-1, Lamb 1-2, Monk 1-4, Graham 0-1, Batum 0-2, Williams 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Toronto 40 (Valanciunas 9), Charlotte 42 (Howard 13). Assists: Toronto 35 (DeRozan 8), Charlotte 26 (Walker 9). Total fouls: Toronto 24, Charlotte 13. Technicals: Toronto (Defensive three second). A: 18,320 (19,077).

Thunder 110, Grizzlies 92 Memphis: Brooks 3-6 0-0 6, Green 5-12 4-4 14, Gasol 6-14 5-5 18, Harrison 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 3-11 5-6 12, Henry 3-6 1-1 8, Rabb 3-5 0-0 6, Martin 3-8 3-4 9, Chalmers 2-6 2-2 6, McLemore 3-11 2-2 11. Totals 32-82 22-24 92. Oklahoma City: George 10-24 8-11 33, Patterson 4-6 4-4 14, Adams 4-8 1-5 9, Felton 3-12 6-6 14, Abrines 6-13 0-0 16, Grant 4-7 5-10 14, Huestis 1-2 1-2 4, Singler 0-0 0-0 0, D.Johnson 0-0 1-2 1, Hamilton 0-1 0-0 0, Ferguson 2-4 0-0 5, Dozier 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 26-40 110. Memphis 18 36 26 12 — 92 Oklahoma City 35 39 21 15 — 110 3-point goals: Memphis 6-28 (McLemore 3-8, Henry 1-4, Gasol 1-4, Evans 1-4, Martin 0-1, Chalmers 0-2, Harrison 0-2, Green 0-3), Oklahoma City 16-37 (George 5-10, Abrines 4-7, Patterson 2-4, Felton 2-8, Grant 1-2, Huestis 1-2, Ferguson 1-3, Hamilton 0-1). Fouled out: Brooks. Rebounds: Memphis 47 (Green 12), Oklahoma City 38 (Adams 9). Assists: Memphis 21 (Chalmers 6), Oklahoma City 21 (Felton, George 8). Total fouls: Memphis 32, Oklahoma City 23. Technicals: Chalmers. A: 18,203 (18,203).

Rockets 104, Mavericks 97 Dallas: McDermott 3-9 0-0 8, Barnes 4-15 2-2 11, Powell 6-12 6-6 18, Ferrell 7-14 2-2 20, Smith Jr. 7-18 0-0 16, Motley 0-2 0-2 0, Kleber 5-7 0-0 10, Collinsworth 3-9 0-3 6, Jones 3-7 1-1 8. Totals 38-93 11-16 97. Houston: Mbah a Moute 2-3 0-0 4, Tucker 1-3 0-0 3, Capela 6-10 4-11 16, Paul 9-15 5-6 25, Harden 6-19 11-12 27, Anderson 1-5 2-2 4, Nene 3-3 1-2 7, Gordon 2-11 0-0 6, M.Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Green 4-9 0-0 12. Totals 34-78 23-33 104. Dallas 19 36 20 22 — 97 Houston 27 30 30 17 — 104 3-point goals: Dallas 10-31 (Ferrell 4-8, Smith Jr. 2-6, McDermott 2-6, Jones 1-2, Barnes 1-5, Collinsworth 0-2, Kleber 0-2), Houston 13-45 (Green 4-9, Harden 4-13, Paul 2-7, Gordon 2-9, Tucker 1-3, Mbah a Moute 0-1, Anderson 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Dallas 52 (Powell 12), Houston 42 (Capela 11). Assists: Dallas 26 (Smith Jr. 11), Houston 15 (Paul 9). Total fouls: Dallas 25, Houston 18. A: 18,055 (18,055).

Hawks 118, Pistons 115 Detroit: Johnson 2-4 2-2 8, Griffin 7-21 6-6 23, Drummond 8-14 9-13 25, Smith 1-4 0-0 2, Bullock 7-13 3-4 20, Ennis III 5-7 3-4 14, Moreland 0-1 0-0 0, Tolliver 3-7 3-4 12, Nelson 3-7 0-0 6, Kennard 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 38-83 26-33 115. Atlanta: Prince 1-7 0-0 2, Ilyasova 5-9 7-7 19, Dedmon 7-9 5-6 20, Schroder 7-13 9-12 23, Bazemore 1-8 7-7 10, Collins 4-7 1-2 9, Muscala 3-6 0-0 8, Taylor 3-3 0-0 7, Delaney 3-7 3-3 10, Dorsey 4-9 0-0 10. Totals 38-78 32-37 118. Detroit 23 33 24 35 — 115 Atlanta 28 27 27 36 — 118 3-point goals: Detroit 13-33 (Bullock 3-6, Tolliver 3-7, Griffin 3-10, Johnson 2-3, Ennis III 1-2, Kennard 1-3, Nelson 0-2), Atlanta 10-29 (Muscala 2-4, Ilyasova 2-4, Dorsey 2-6, Taylor 1-1, Dedmon 1-1, Bazemore 1-3, Delaney 1-4, Schroder 0-1, Prince 0-5). Fouled out: Collins. Rebounds: Detroit 40 (Drummond 15), Atlanta 35 (Dedmon 13). Assists: Detroit 30 (Smith 7), Atlanta 27 (Schroder 7). Total fouls: Detroit 28, Atlanta 26. Technicals: Nelson, Griffin. A: 15,214 (19,049).

Cavaliers 121, Celtics 99 Cleveland: Osman 4-8 2-4 12, James 9-20 4-7 24, Thompson 3-4 0-0 6, Hill 3-8 4-4 12, Smith 6-7 0-0 15, Green 3-6 4-4 10, Nance Jr. 2-5 1-1 5, Zizic 1-1 0-0 2, Calderon 0-1 0-0 0, Holland 0-0 0-0 0, Korver 1-2 0-0 3, Hood 6-11 0-0 15, Clarkson 7-11 0-0 17. Totals 45-84 15-20 121. Boston: Tatum 4-11 0-0 9, Morris 6-12 2-2 17, Horford 4-8 0-0 9, Irving 7-14 3-4 18, Brown 2-9 1-2 5, Ojeleye 1-5 2-2 4, Nader 2-4 0-1 5, Theis 1-2 2-2 4, Baynes 1-5 0-0 2, Monroe 2-4 1-2 5, Rozier 6-15 6-7 21. Totals 36-89 17-22 99. Cleveland 31 33 31 26 — 121 Boston 32 20 22 25 — 99 3-point goals: Cleveland 16-30 (Smith 3-4, Clarkson 3-4, Hood 3-6, Osman 2-3, Hill 2-4, James 2-5, Korver 1-2, Green 0-1, Nance Jr. 0-1), Boston 10-38 (Morris 3-6, Rozier 3-8, Nader 1-2, Tatum 1-2, Horford 1-4, Irving 1-7, Ojeleye 0-4, Brown 0-5). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Cleveland 41 (James 8), Boston 43 (Rozier 9). Assists: Cleveland 22 (James 10), Boston 22 (Horford 6). Total fouls: Cleveland 20, Boston 14.

Jazz 115, Trail Blazers 96 Utah: Ingles 8-12 2-2 24, Favors 7-13 1-2 15, Gobert 3-9 6-7 12, O’Neale 2-5 0-0 4, Mitchell 10-24 5-5 27, Crowder 5-11 2-2 15, Jerebko 1-2 3-3 6, Udoh 0-0 0-0 0, Rubio 0-0 0-0 0, Neto 3-8 1-1 7, Burks 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 41-88 20-22 115. Portland: Harkless 2-5 0-2 5, Aminu 3-8 0-0 8, Nurkic 0-4 0-0 0, Lillard 12-25 13-13 39, McCollum 8-22 4-6 22, Layman 0-0 0-0 0, Davis 4-6 0-0 8, Leonard 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 0-1 0-0 0, Napier 2-6 4-4 10, Turner 1-3 0-0 2, Connaughton 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 33-81 21-25 96. 19 24 38 34 — 115 Utah Portland 26 18 19 33 — 96 3-point goals: Utah 13-26 (Ingles 6-9, Crowder 3-7, Mitchell 2-5, Jerebko 1-1, Burks 1-2, O’Neale 0-2), Portland 9-25 (Napier 2-4, McCollum 2-5, Aminu 2-5, Lillard 2-8, Harkless 1-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Utah 58 (Favors, O’Neale, Gobert 11), Portland 37 (Davis 12). Assists: Utah 23 (O’Neale 6), Portland 16 (McCollum 4). Total fouls: Utah 22, Portland 22. Technicals: Gobert. A: 19,730 (19,393).

Leaders Prior to Sunday’s games SCORING G FG FT Harden, HOU 47 442 401 Antetokounmpo, MIL 51 521 354 Curry, GOL 41 349 233 Davis, NOR 49 483 315 James, CLE 54 546 240 Durant, GOL 48 436 239 Westbrook, OKC 55 530 271 Lillard, POR 49 405 290 Cousins, NOR 48 406 294 Irving, BOS 51 459 206 50 443 208 Oladipo, IND Booker, PHX 43 347 232 DeRozan, TOR 54 451 328 Embiid, PHL 43 360 263 Beal, WAS 56 478 221 Williams, LAC 53 393 298 Walker, CHA 53 404 256 48 390 218 Porzingis, NYK Butler, MIN 52 396 317 Aldridge, SAN 54 478 228 53 398 208 George, OKC

PTS AVG 1476 31.4 1422 27.9 1103 26.9 1316 26.9 1425 26.4 1232 25.7 1405 25.5 1249 25.5 1210 25.2 1259 24.7 1213 24.3 1038 24.1 1292 23.9 1025 23.8 1312 23.4 1235 23.3 1214 22.9 1088 22.7 1176 22.6 1209 22.4 1175 22.2


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BOXING REPORT: In the the IBF/WBA/ WBO heavyweight title fight on March 31 in Cardiff, Wales, Anthony AJ Joshua is -$900 vs. Joseph “Lupesoliai La’auli” Parker is +$600; in the WBA/IBF/WBC middleweight title fight on May 5, site to be determined, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Gennady Golovkin is -$165 vs. Saul Canelo Alvarez is +$145. NBA Favorite ............. Points ............Underdog 76ERS.........................11 ........................ Knicks PISTONS ..................... 4...................... Pelicans Clippers.....................4.5 ..........................NETS BULLS......................... 4.......................... Magic JAZZ...........................2.5 .........................Spurs WARRIORS ...............15.5.......................... Suns COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite ............. Points ............Underdog N CAROLINA..............9.5 .............. Notre Dame W VIRGINIA ................ 6...............................Tcu TEXAS........................2.5 ....................... Baylor Iona ............................ 8.......................... SIENA CANISIUS.................... 7...................... Fairfield NC-GREENSBORO .....1.5...........E Tennessee St Mercer........................ 4................... SAMFORD NHL Favorite .............. Odds .............Underdog MAPLE LEAFS ....-$110/-$110 ............Lightning Blackhawks........-$120/even............. COYOTES OILERS ..............-$140/+$120 ........... Panthers Grand Salami: Over/under 17.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASKETBALL | NBA ATLANTA — Called up F Andrew White III from Erie (NBAGL). SACRAMENTO — Waived G-F Joe Johnson. FOOTBALL | National Football League INDIANAPOLIS — Named Frank Reich coach. HOCKEY | National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Los Angeles F Dustin Brown one game without pay for kneeing Tampa Bay D Mikhail Sergachev in their game on Saturday. COLLEGE TEXAS A&M — Dismissed freshman G J.J. Caldwell and suspended freshman G Jay Jay Chandler indefinitely from the men’s basketball team for violating policy.

SOCCER English Premier League GP W D L Man City 27 23 3 1 Man United 27 17 5 5 Liverpool 27 15 9 3 Tottenham 27 15 7 5 Chelsea 26 15 5 6 Arsenal 27 13 6 8 Burnley 27 9 9 9 Leicester 27 9 8 10 Everton 27 9 7 11 Bournemouth 27 8 7 12 Watford 27 8 6 13 West Ham 27 7 9 11 Newcastle 27 7 7 13 Brighton 27 6 10 11 Crystal Palace 27 6 9 12 Swansea 27 7 6 14 Huddersfield 27 7 6 14 Southampton 27 5 11 11 Stoke 27 6 7 14 West Brom 26 3 11 12 Sunday Huddersfield 4, Bournemouth 1 Newcastle 1, Man United 0 Southampton 0, Liverpool 2 Monday Chelsea vs. West Brom, 2 p.m.

GF 79 51 61 52 46 51 21 39 32 31 37 34 25 22 25 20 23 28 27 21

GA 20 19 31 24 23 36 24 40 46 41 47 46 36 36 42 37 47 40 53 37

Pts 72 56 54 52 50 45 36 35 34 31 30 30 28 28 27 27 27 26 25 20

COLLEGES Area schools Sunday’s results

Men’s basketball Washington 99, New York 72 Women’s basketball New York 82, Washington 79, OT Softball Oregon St. 3, Mizzou 1

Late Saturday

Men’s tennis Washington 7, Southwest Baptist 2

Monday’s area basketball

M: Lewis & Clark at Washington JV, noon W: Missouri at Arkansas, 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s area basketball

W: Lindenwood at Lincoln, 5:30 p.m. W: St. Louis CC at Lincoln Land, 5:30 p.m. W: LU-Belleville at William Woods, 5:30 p.m. W: Harris-Stowe at HannibalLaGrange, 5:30 p.m. M: Principia at Fontbonne, 7 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Lincoln, 7:30 p.m. M: LU-Belleville at William Woods, 7:30 p.m. M: Harris-Stowe at HannibalLaGrange, 7:30 p.m.

How the top 25 fared

1. UConn (24-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 4 Louisville, Monday. 2. Mississippi State (26-0) beat Kentucky 74-55. Next: at Vanderbilt, Thursday. 3. Baylor (23-1) idle. Next: at No. 22 Oklahoma State, Tuesday. 4. Louisville (25-1) idle. Next: at No. 1 UConn, Monday. 5. Notre Dame (23-2) beat Georgia Tech 85-69. Next: at Virginia, Thursday. 6. Texas (20-4) idle. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Wednesday. 7. South Carolina (20-5) beat Florida 64-57. Next: at No. 18 Georgia, Thursday. 8. UCLA (21-4) beat No. 25 Arizona State 71-63. Next: at No. 16 Oregon State, Friday. 9. Oregon (23-4) beat Washington State 90-79. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Friday. 10. Maryland (22-3) beat Rutgers 72-54. Next: vs. Purdue, Thursday. 11. Tennessee (21-4) beat No. 18 Georgia 62-46. Next: vs. Alabama, Thursday. 12. Florida State (21-4) beat Miami 91-71. Next: vs. Clemson, Thursday. 13. Ohio State (20-6) lost to South Florida 84-65. Next: at Illinois, Tuesday. 14. Texas A&M (19-7) lost to LSU 80-78. Next: vs. Florida, Thursday. 15. Missouri (19-5) vs. Arkansas, ppd. Next: at Arkansas, Monday. 16. Oregon State (19-6) beat Washington 95-57. Next: vs. No. 8 UCLA, Friday. 17. Stanford (18-8) beat Colorado 62-53. Next: vs. California, Thursday. 18. Georgia (21-4) lost to No. 11 Tennessee 62-46. Next: vs. No. 7 South Carolina, Thursday. 19. Duke (20-6) beat Clemson 60-35. Next: at Syracuse, Thursday. 20. Green Bay (22-2) idle. Next: at Cleveland State, Thursday. 21. Michigan (20-7) lost to Michigan State 66-61. Next: at Minnesota, Wednesday. 22. Oklahoma State (18-6) idle. Next: vs. No. 3 Baylor, Tuesday. 23. N.C. State (20-6) beat North Carolina 73-54. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Sunday. 24. TCU (16-8) idle. Next: vs. Iowa State, Wednesday. 25. Arizona State (17-9) lost to No. 8 UCLA 71-63. Next: vs. Arizona, Friday.

BASEBALL Spring training dates AMERICAN LEAGUE

P&C 1st Workout Baltimore Wed. Wed. Boston Wed. Chicago Cleveland Thu. Wed. Detroit Houston Wed. Wed. Kansas City Wed. Los Angeles Minnesota Wed. Wed. New York Wed. Oakland Seattle Thu. Wed. Tampa Bay Texas Thu. Toronto Wed. NATIONAL LEAGUE

P&C 1st Workout Arizona Wed. Atlanta Wed. Chicago Wed. Cincinnati Wed. Wed. Colorado Los Angeles Wed. Miami Wed. Milwaukee Thu. Wed. New York Philadelphia Wed. Pittsburgh Wed. St. Louis Wed. San Diego Wed. San Francisco Wed. Washington Fri.

Full Squad 1st Workout Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 19 Full Squad 1st Workout Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 21

Early spring games Wednesday, Feb. 21 Arizona State vs. Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 Fla. Southern vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. U. of Tampa vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Northeastern vs. Boston, 12:05 p.m. Boston College vs. Boston, 2 p.m. U. of Minnesota vs. Minnesota, 5:05 p.m.


CLASS 3A CIVIC MEMORIAL REGIONAL | First round Triad (8-15) vs. Cahokia (11-9), 7 p.m. CLASS 3A FREEBURG REGIONAL | First round Mascoutah (3-22) vs. Columbia (16-10), 6 p.m. Waterloo (4-20) at Freeburg (19-6), 7:30 p.m. CLASS 1A NORTH GREENE SECTIONAL | Semifinal Carrollton (10-5) vs. Lebanon (28-1), 7 p.m. CLASS 1A GOREVILLE SECTIONAL | Semifinals Bluford Webber vs. Meridian, 6 p.m. New Athens (14-12) vs. Gallatin County (0-1), 7:30 p.m. Regular season Crossroads (3-14) at Hancock (8-12), 4 p.m. Soldan (8-10) vs. Metro (19-6) at Matthews-Dickey, 5:30 p.m. Pacific (9-11) at Owensville (8-14), 5:30 p.m. McCluer (6-15) at Lutheran North (18-3), 5:30 p.m. New Haven (14-8) at Sullivan (18-4), 5:30 p.m. Jefferson (11-11) at Crystal City (8-12), 5:30 p.m. Northwest-CH (4-16) at Fox (7-10), 5:30 p.m. North Callaway (11-12) at Mark Twain, 5:30 p.m. Herculaneum (17-3) at Brentwood (13-10), 5:30 p.m. Incarnate Word (18-4) at Parkway North (18-5), 6 p.m. Holt (14-6) at Hazelwood West (10-8), 6:30 p.m. O’Fallon Christian (16-7) at Liberty (5-14), 6:30 p.m. Clayton (7-13) at John Burroughs (7-14), 6:30 p.m. Warrenton (11-6) at Winfield (2-19), 6:30 p.m. Pattonville (13-7) at FH North (5-16), 6:30 p.m. Parkway Central (18-3) at Webster Groves (10-12), 7 p.m. Fort Zumwalt East (8-12) at Villa Duchesne (5-12), 7 p.m. Valle Catholic (2-7) at St. Pius X (8-14), 7 p.m. Union (10-12) at St. Clair (16-6), 7 p.m. FH Central (18-3) at Francis Howell (15-7), 7 p.m. Van-Far at Wright City (2-17), 7 p.m. St. Dominic (15-5) at Notre Dame (13-7), 7:15 p.m. St. James (12-11) at Hermann (19-3), 7:30 p.m. North County (13-10) at Festus (11-9), 7:30 p.m.


MID-STATES CHALLENGE CUP Quarterfinals, Game 2 | At Queeny Park Edwardsville (9-14-2) vs. St. Louis U. High (24-1), 6:30 p.m. Kirkwood (9-12-4) vs. CBC (19-3-3), 8:30 p.m. At South County Vianney (10-14-1) vs. De Smet (16-5-4), 9:30 p.m. MID-STATES WICKENHEISER CUP Quarterfinals, Game 2 | At St. Peters Rec-Plex Lafayette (10-12-2) vs. Marquette (15-7-2), 6:45 p.m. Westminster (12-8-4) vs. Parkway South (13-9-2), 8:45 p.m. MVCHA CLASS 2A PLAYOFFS Semifinals, Game 2 | At McKendree Rec-Plex Freeburg/Waterloo (16-6-2) vs. O’Fallon (16-5-1), 7:30 p.m. Collinsville (14-9-1) vs. Columbia (19-1-2), 9 p.m. MVCHA CLASS 1A PLAYOFFS Semifinals, Game 2 | At East Alton Rink Civic Memorial (6-14-5) vs. Highland (10-9-3), 7:15 p.m. At Granite Rink Triad (8-13-3) vs. Edwardsville MVCHA (9-11-2), 7:30 p.m.


Brentwood (7-13) at MaplewoodRH (10-10), 5 p.m. Crossroads (2-21) at Hancock (16-5), 5:30 p.m. Pittsfield at Jerseyville (13-11), 6 p.m. Parkway South (13-8) at Kirkwood (12-9), 6 p.m. Miller Career (10-10) vs. Northwest Academy (16-6) at Soldan, 6 p.m. John Burroughs (14-7) at Clayton (4-16), 6 p.m. Fredericktown (3-5) at St. Vincent (14-4), 6 p.m. Soldan (10-11) vs. Carnahan (8-12) at Miller Career, 6:30 p.m. Union (9-13) at De Soto (12-11), 7 p.m. Summit (8-13) at Lindbergh (9-11), 7 p.m. Northwest-CH (1-19) at Fox (5-15), 7 p.m. North County (10-3) at Windsor (9-11), 7 p.m. McCluer South-Berkeley (5-12) at Riverview Gardens (4-16), 7 p.m. Duchesne (15-8) at Borgia (10-10), 7:15 p.m. Sullivan (11-10) at Park Hills Central, 7:30 p.m. Warrenton (14-6) at Winfield (7-15), 8 p.m. Gateway Science (3-11) vs. St. Louis Patriots (2-7), 8 p.m.


MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL STANDINGS America East Vermont UMBC Hartford Albany New Hampshire Stony Brook Mass.-Lowell Maine Binghamton

Conf 11-0 9-3 7-4 7-5 6-6 5-7 3-8 3-9 1-10

All 21-5 18-9 14-11 19-8 10-16 10-16 9-15 6-21 10-16

American Cincinnati Houston Wichita St. Tulsa Temple UCF SMU Memphis Connecticut Tulane E. Carolina So. Florida

Conf 12-0 9-3 9-3 7-5 7-6 6-6 5-7 5-7 5-7 4-8 3-9 1-12

All 23-2 19-5 19-5 14-10 15-10 15-9 15-10 14-11 12-13 13-11 9-14 8-18

Atlantic 10 Rhode Island St. Bona. Davidson VCU Richmond St. Louis U. Duquesne Dayton George Mason St. Joseph’s (Pa.) Massachusetts La Salle Fordham Geo. Washington

Conf 12-0 8-4 8-4 7-5 7-5 7-6 6-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 4-8 4-8 4-8 3-9

All 20-3 18-6 13-10 15-10 9-15 14-12 15-11 11-13 11-14 10-14 11-14 10-15 9-15 10-15

ACC Virginia Clemson Duke N. Carolina Louisville Miami (Fla.) Va. Tech Syracuse N. Carolina St. Florida St. Boston College Notre Dame Georgia Tech Wake Forest Pittsburgh

Conf 12-1 9-3 8-4 8-5 8-5 7-5 7-5 6-6 6-6 6-7 5-7 5-7 4-8 2-11 0-13

All 23-2 20-4 20-5 19-7 18-8 18-6 18-7 17-8 16-9 17-8 15-10 15-10 11-14 9-16 8-18

Atlantic Sun FGCU Lipscomb Jacksonville NJIT North Florida Kennesaw St. Stetson USC Upstate

Conf 11-0 7-4 6-5 5-6 5-6 5-6 3-8 2-9

All 20-8 17-9 12-16 12-14 11-17 9-17 11-17 7-21

Big 12 Texas Tech Kansas West Virginia Kansas St. Oklahoma TCU Baylor Oklahoma St. Texas Iowa St.

Conf 9-3 8-4 7-5 6-6 6-6 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 4-8

All 21-4 19-6 18-7 17-8 16-8 17-8 15-10 15-10 15-10 13-11

Big East Xavier Villanova Creighton Providence Butler Seton Hall Marquette Georgetown DePaul St. John’s

Conf 11-2 10-2 8-5 7-5 7-6 6-6 5-8 4-9 3-9 2-11

All 23-3 23-2 18-7 16-9 17-9 17-8 14-11 14-10 10-14 13-13

Big Sky Montana Weber St. Idaho E. Washington N. Colorado Idaho St. Montana St. Portland St. So. Utah Sacramento St. North Dakota N. Arizona

Conf 13-0 10-2 9-3 7-5 7-6 6-6 6-7 5-7 4-8 3-9 3-10 1-11

All 20-5 17-7 17-7 12-13 16-10 11-12 13-13 15-10 10-13 6-19 8-17 4-22

Big South UNC Asheville Winthrop Radford Campbell Liberty High Point Gardner-Webb Charleston So. Presbyterian Longwood

Conf 11-3 10-4 8-6 8-6 7-7 7-7 7-7 6-8 3-11 3-11

All 18-9 16-9 15-12 14-12 16-11 12-13 12-15 11-14 10-17 6-21

Big Ten Ohio St. Michigan St. Purdue Nebraska Michigan Penn St. Indiana Northwestern Maryland Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa Illinois Rutgers

Conf 13-1 12-2 12-2 10-4 9-5 8-6 7-7 6-7 6-8 4-10 3-11 3-11 2-11 2-12

All 22-5 24-3 23-4 19-8 20-7 18-9 14-12 15-11 17-10 11-16 14-13 12-15 12-14 12-15

Big West UCSB UC Irvine UC Davis CS-Fullerton Long Beach St. Hawaii Cal Poly CS-Northridge UC Riverside

Conf 8-2 8-3 7-4 7-4 7-4 4-6 3-8 3-8 1-9

All 19-5 13-14 16-9 14-9 13-14 13-10 8-17 6-19 6-18

Colonial Charleston Northeastern William & Mary Hofstra Towson Elon N.C.-Wilmington Drexel Delaware James Madison

Conf 11-3 10-4 9-5 8-6 7-7 6-7 5-8 5-9 4-10 3-9

All 20-6 17-9 16-9 15-11 17-10 14-12 8-17 11-16 11-16 7-18

C-USA Middle Tenn. Old Dominion W. Kentucky Marshall N. Texas UTSA UAB La. Tech Southern Miss Fla. Int’l Fla. Atlantic UTEP Rice Charlotte

Conf 12-1 10-2 10-2 8-4 7-5 7-5 7-6 6-7 6-7 5-8 4-9 2-10 2-10 1-11

All 20-5 19-5 18-7 17-8 14-11 14-11 16-10 15-11 13-13 11-15 10-15 7-17 5-20 5-18

Horizon N. Kentucky Wright St. Ill.-Chicago Oakland Milwaukee IUPUI Youngstown St. Green Bay Cleveland St. Detroit

Conf 12-2 11-3 10-4 8-5 7-8 5-9 5-9 5-10 4-10 3-10

All 19-7 19-8 15-12 16-10 14-14 8-17 7-20 10-18 7-20 7-19

Ivy Penn Harvard Brown Yale Princeton Cornell Columbia Dartmouth

Conf 7-1 7-1 4-4 4-4 3-5 3-5 3-5 1-7

All 17-7 12-11 11-10 11-13 11-12 9-12 6-15 5-16

MAAC Rider Canisius Niagara Iona Manhattan Quinnipiac Fairfield Monmouth St. Peter’s Siena Marist

Conf 12-2 11-2 10-4 10-4 7-7 6-8 5-8 4-9 4-10 3-10 3-11

All 19-7 17-9 17-10 16-10 12-14 9-17 10-14 8-17 10-15 7-19 5-21

GOLF PGA | Pebble Beach

MAC Buffalo Toledo Ball St. Western Mich. Bowling Green Miami (Ohio) Kent St. Eastern Mich. Central Mich. Akron N. Illinois Ohio

Conf 10-2 10-2 7-5 7-5 6-6 6-6 6-6 5-7 4-8 4-8 4-8 3-9

All 18-7 18-7 16-9 15-10 15-10 13-12 12-13 14-11 15-10 11-13 11-14 10-14

MEAC Savannah St. N.C. A&T Beth.-Cookman Hampton N.C. Central Norfolk St. Morgan St. S. Carolina St. Coppin St. Howard Florida A&M Md.-E. Shore Delaware St.

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

All 12-13 15-10 13-12 12-14 12-12 8-17 9-15 9-17 5-21 7-19 5-22 6-20 2-23

Mo. Valley Loyola (Chi.) SIU C’dale Illinois St. Drake Bradley Missouri St. Evansville Indiana St. Valparaiso N. Iowa

Conf 11-3 9-5 8-6 8-6 7-7 7-7 6-8 6-8 4-10 4-10

All 21-5 17-10 14-12 14-13 17-10 17-10 16-11 11-15 13-14 12-14

Mtn. West Nevada Boise St. UNLV Fresno St. Wyoming Utah St. New Mexico San Diego St. Air Force Colorado St. San Jose St.

Conf 10-2 10-3 7-5 7-5 7-5 7-6 7-6 5-7 4-7 4-10 0-12

All 21-5 20-5 18-7 17-8 16-9 14-12 12-14 13-10 10-13 11-16 3-20

Northeast Wagner Mt. St. Mary’s St. Francis (Pa.) Robert Morris LIU Brooklyn St. Francis (N.Y.) Fair. Dickinson Central Conn. St. Sacred Heart Bryant

Conf 11-3 9-5 8-6 8-6 8-6 8-6 7-7 5-9 4-10 2-12

All 18-7 15-12 14-11 14-13 13-14 11-15 10-15 12-15 9-18 3-24

Ohio Valley Murray St. Belmont Austin Peay Jacksonville St. Tenn. St. Tenn. Tech SEMO E. Illinois Tenn.-Martin SIUE E. Kentucky Morehead St.

Conf 12-2 12-2 10-4 9-5 9-5 8-6 6-8 5-9 4-10 4-10 3-11 2-12

All 20-5 20-7 15-11 18-9 14-11 16-11 12-15 9-16 9-18 8-17 9-18 6-19

Pac-12 Arizona UCLA USC Oregon Washington Arizona St. Utah Colorado Stanford Oregon St. California Washington St.

Conf 10-3 8-5 8-5 7-5 7-5 7-6 7-6 7-6 7-6 5-7 2-11 1-11

All 20-6 17-8 17-9 17-8 17-8 19-6 15-9 15-10 13-13 13-11 8-18 9-15

Patriot Bucknell Colgate Navy Boston U. Lehigh Army Holy Cross Lafayette Loyola (Md.) American U.

Conf 11-2 9-4 8-6 8-6 7-7 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 2-12

All 17-9 14-10 17-10 12-13 12-13 13-12 9-16 8-17 8-17 5-20

SEC Auburn Tennessee Florida Missouri Alabama Mississippi St. Arkansas Kentucky Texas A&M LSU Georgia So. Carolina Mississippi Vanderbilt

Conf 10-2 8-4 8-4 7-5 7-5 6-6 6-6 6-6 6-6 5-7 4-8 4-8 4-8 3-9

All 22-3 18-6 17-8 17-8 16-9 18-7 17-8 17-8 17-8 14-10 13-11 13-12 11-14 9-16

Southern E. Tennessee St. UNC Greensboro Furman Wofford W. Carolina Mercer Samford Citadel Chattanooga Va. Military

Conf 13-0 10-2 8-5 8-5 7-6 5-7 5-9 4-9 3-11 2-11

All 22-4 19-6 17-9 17-9 12-14 12-13 9-18 9-16 9-18 7-17

Southland Conf Nicholls St. 10-2 Sam Houston St. 10-3 SE Louisiana 10-3 New Orleans 10-3 S.F. Austin 9-3 Central Ark. 7-5 Abilene Christian 7-6 Lamar 7-6 McNeese St. 5-7 Texas A&M-CC 5-7 Houston Baptist 1-11 Incarnate Word 0-12 Northwestern St. 0-13

All 16-9 16-10 16-10 13-11 20-5 13-12 15-11 15-11 9-14 8-14 5-20 5-17 3-21

SWAC Grambling St. Ark.-Pine Bluff Texas Southern Southern U. Jackson St. Prairie View Alabama St. Alcorn St. Alabama A&M Miss. Valley St.

Conf 9-3 9-3 7-4 7-5 7-5 6-5 6-6 4-8 2-10 2-10

All 13-12 9-17 7-17 11-14 10-15 9-16 6-18 8-17 2-23 2-23

Summit S. Dakota St. S. Dakota IPFW Denver Neb.-Omaha N. Dakota St. Oral Roberts W. Illinois

Conf 10-1 9-2 5-6 5-6 4-6 4-7 4-7 2-8

All 22-6 22-6 16-12 11-14 9-17 12-14 10-18 11-12

Sun Belt La.-Lafayette Georgia St. Ga. Southern Texas-Arlington Texas St. South Alabama Troy Appalachian St. La.-Monroe Coastal Carolina Arkansas St. Ark.-Little Rock

Conf 11-1 10-3 7-6 7-6 7-6 6-6 6-6 6-7 5-7 5-8 4-9 2-11

All 21-4 19-7 16-10 16-10 14-12 13-12 12-13 11-15 11-12 11-15 9-17 5-21

West Coast St. Mary’s Gonzaga BYU Pacific San Diego San Francisco Santa Clara Portland Loyola M’mount Pepperdine

Conf 13-1 13-1 9-5 8-6 7-7 6-8 6-8 4-10 3-11 1-13

All 24-3 23-4 20-7 13-14 16-10 14-13 9-17 10-17 8-17 4-22

WAC New Mexico St. Utah Valley Seattle Grand Canyon Texas-RGV Cal State B’field UMKC Chicago St.

Conf 9-0 6-3 6-3 6-4 5-4 3-7 3-7 0-10

All 22-3 17-8 17-9 17-9 14-12 10-15 8-19 2-25

Men’s national scores East Albany (NY) 69, Hartford 63 Fair. Dickinson 76, Wagner 69 Lafayette 84, Loyola (Md.) 67 Louisville 94, Pittsburgh 60 Stony Brook 64, Maine 61 Syracuse 78, Wake Forest 70 UMBC 68, New Hampshire 59 Vermont 81, Mass.-Lowell 69 South Duke 80, Georgia Tech 69 UCF 68, Memphis 64

Midwest Michigan 83, Wisconsin 72 Penn St. 74, Illinois 52 S. Illinois 74, Bradley 57 South Dakota 98, Peru State 55 Valparaiso 74, Illinois St. 58 Southwest Cincinnati 76, SMU 51 Houston 73, Tulane 42 Far West CS Northridge 77, Hawaii 71 Colorado 64, Stanford 56 Oregon 84, Washington St. 57

Sunday | Pebble Beach, Calif. | Purse: $7.4 million At p-Pebble Beach GL, Yardage: 6,816; Par: 72 At s-Spyglass Hill, Yardage: 6,953; Par: 72 At m-Monterey Peninsula, Yardage: 6,958; Par: 71 Final Ted Potter, Jr. (500) $1,332,000 68p-71s-62m-69 — 270 -17 Jason Day (184) $488,400 69s-65m-69p-70 — 273 -14 Dustin Johnson (184) $488,400 67s-64m-70p-72 — 273 -14 Phil Mickelson (184) $488,400 69s-65m-72p-67 — 273 -14 Chez Reavie (184) $488,400 67p-72s-66m-68 — 273 -14 Kevin Streelman (100) $266,400 65s-69m-72p-68 — 274 -13 Scott Stallings (90) $247,900 72p-69s-68m-66 — 275 -12 Paul Casey (70) $185,000 67p-70s-70m-70 — 277 -10 Kevin Chappell (70) $185,000 73s-68m-69p-67 — 277 -10 $185,000 69s-69m-68p-71 — 277 -10 Brian Gay (70) Troy Merritt (70) $185,000 67p-67s-69m-74 — 277 -10 Grayson Murray (70) $185,000 74p-68s-69m-66 — 277 -10 Patrick Rodgers (70) $185,000 70s-65m-69p-73 — 277 -10 Jimmy Walker (70) $185,000 68s-69m-73p-67 — 277 -10 Sangmoon Bae (51) $118,400 71p-69s-68m-70 — 278 -9 Brandon Harkins (51) $118,400 68m-71p-73s-66 — 278 -9 Russell Henley (51) $118,400 68m-70p-70s-70 — 278 -9 Russell Knox (51) $118,400 71s-70m-67p-70 — 278 -9 Aaron Wise (51) $118,400 65m-69p-74s-70 — 278 -9 Ryan Armour (40) $80,167 70p-70s-69m-70 — 279 -8 Scott Piercy (40) $80,167 71p-71s-67m-70 — 279 -8 Brandt Snedeker (40) $80,167 71s-70m-69p-69 — 279 -8 Jordan Spieth (40) $80,167 72s-66m-70p-71 — 279 -8 Branden Grace (40) $80,167 68p-72s-71m-68 — 279 -8 Kevin Na (40) $80,167 70s-68m-69p-72 — 279 -8 Ben Martin (28) $50,361 68m-75p-66s-71 — 280 -7 Rafa Cabrera Bello (28) $50,361 69m-69p-70s-72 — 280 -7 K.J. Choi (28) $50,361 69m-70p-69s-72 — 280 -7 James Hahn (28) $50,361 74s-68m-70p-68 — 280 -7 William McGirt (28) $50,361 73s-69m-66p-72 — 280 -7 Jon Rahm (28) $50,361 67m-67p-70s-76 — 280 -7 Sam Saunders (28) $50,361 72s-66m-72p-70 — 280 -7 Steve Stricker (28) $50,361 69s-65m-70p-76 — 280 -7 Tyrone Van Aswegen (28) $50,361 67m-68p-73s-72 — 280 -7 Patrick Cantlay (18) $34,179 66m-72p-72s-71 — 281 -6 Brice Garnett (18) $34,179 71p-72s-68m-70 — 281 -6 Chesson Hadley (18) $34,179 68m-74p-70s-69 — 281 -6 Jason Kokrak (18) $34,179 70s-67m-74p-70 — 281 -6 Peter Malnati (18) $34,179 67m-69p-72s-73 — 281 -6 Pat Perez (18) $34,179 68m-70p-69s-74 — 281 -6 Chris Stroud (18) $34,179 68s-68m-75p-70 — 281 -6 Bubba Watson (18) $34,179 68m-71p-70s-72 — 281 -6 Beau Hossler (12) $25,160 65p-67s-74m-76 — 282 -5 Stephan Jaeger (12) $25,160 68p-71s-69m-74 — 282 -5 Shane Lowry (12) $25,160 67m-73p-68s-74 — 282 -5 Xinjun Zhang (12) $25,160 68p-72s-69m-73 — 282 -5 Eric Axley (8) $18,778 69m-67p-74s-73 — 283 -4 Bronson Burgoon (8) $18,778 70m-70p-71s-72 — 283 -4 Keith Mitchell (8) $18,778 67s-73m-72p-71 — 283 -4 Trey Mullinax (8) $18,778 72s-67m-72p-72 — 283 -4 Rob Oppenheim (8) $18,778 67p-73s-72m-71 — 283 -4 Rod Pampling (8) $18,778 69m-73p-70s-71 — 283 -4 $18,778 70p-68s-71m-74 — 283 -4 Cameron Tringale (8) Nick Watney (8) $18,778 70s-69m-72p-72 — 283 -4 Aaron Baddeley (5) $16,576 70m-69p-72s-73 — 284 -3 Joel Dahmen (5) $16,576 71p-72s-69m-72 — 284 -3 Bryson DeChambeau (5) $16,576 70m-69p-70s-75 — 284 -3 Zecheng Dou (5) $16,576 67p-74s-71m-72 — 284 -3 Daniel Summerhays (5) $16,576 70s-68m-70p-76 — 284 -3 Vaughn Taylor (5) $16,576 70m-70p-72s-72 — 284 -3 Johnson Wagner (5) $16,576 73p-69s-69m-73 — 284 -3 Ricky Barnes (4) $15,762 70p-71s-69m-75 — 285 -2 Jonathan Byrd (4) $15,762 73p-71s-68m-73 — 285 -2 Derek Fathauer (4) $15,762 69p-72s-71m-73 — 285 -2 Matt Kuchar (4) $15,762 66s-71m-75p-73 — 285 -2 Denny McCarthy (4) $15,318 72p-66s-74m-74 — 286 -1 Jonathan Randolph (4) $15,318 69s-69m-72p-76 — 286 -1 J.T. Poston (3) $14,874 71p-69s-72m-75 — 287 E Sam Ryder (3) $14,874 73p-69s-67m-78 — 287 E Julian Suri $14,874 66s-67m-76p-78 — 287 E Will Zalatoris $14,874 67s-69m-73p-78 — 287 E Rory Sabbatini (3) $14,504 68m-74p-68s-78 — 288 +1 Ryan Blaum (3) $14,282 68m-71p-70s-80 — 289 +2 Sean O’Hair (3) $14,282 69m-70p-73s-77 — 289 +2 $14,060 69s-72m-71p-78 — 290 +3 Alex Cejka (3)

Champions | Boca Raton Championship Sunday | The Old Course at Broken Sound | Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.6 million | Yards: 6,807 | Par: 72 Final 64-66-70 — Mark Calcavecchia, $240,000 66-66-70 — Bernhard Langer, $140,800 66-70-67 — Fred Funk, $115,200 David Toms, $96,000 69-68-67 — 68-72-65 — Russ Cochran, $76,800 Rocco Mediate, $64,000 65-71-70 — Jesper Parnevik, $51,200 66-71-70 — Gene Sauers, $51,200 68-70-69 — 67-67-73 — Jerry Smith, $51,200 73-67-68 — Billy Andrade, $33,371 Glen Day, $33,371 69-71-68 — 69-69-70 — Scott Dunlap, $33,371 Lee Janzen, $33,371 70-69-69 — Tom Pernice Jr., $33,371 70-71-67 — 71-68-69 — Ken Tanigawa, $33,371 Paul Broadhurst, $33,371 69-66-73 — Colin Montgomerie, $24,800 70-70-69 — Scott Verplank, $24,800 71-70-68 — 69-69-72 — Marco Dawson, $19,936 Steve Flesch, $19,936 67-68-75 — Corey Pavin, $19,936 69-70-71 — 68-69-73 — Kevin Sutherland, $19,936 Kirk Triplett, $19,936 67-73-70 — David McKenzie, $14,629 72-70-69 — 67-68-76 — Michael Allen, $14,629 Bart Bryant, $14,629 70-64-77 — Tom Byrum, $14,629 69-69-73 — Todd Hamilton, $14,629 70-69-72 — 69-72-70 — Brandt Jobe, $14,629 Scott McCarron, $14,629 73-69-69 — Woody Austin, $11,520 71-70-71 — 71-70-71 — Miguel Angel Jiménez, $11,520 Billy Mayfair, $11,520 70-71-71 — Joe Durant, $9,632 70-69-74 — 71-68-74 — Wes Short, Jr., $9,632 Jeff Sluman, $9,632 72-67-74 — Lance Ten Broeck, $9,632 70-72-71 — 72-74-67 — Esteban Toledo, $9,632 Tommy Armour III, $7,840 72-67-75 — John Daly, $7,840 67-73-74 — David Frost, $7,840 73-73-68 — 72-71-71 — Tim Petrovic, $7,840 71-68-75 — Jay Williamson, $7,840 Mark Brooks, $5,600 69-72-74 — 71-70-74 — Olin Browne, $5,600 Brad Bryant, $5,600 72-69-74 — Kent Jones, $5,600 67-73-75 — 73-70-72 — Tom Lehman, $5,600 Sandy Lyle, $5,600 69-73-73 — Scott Parel, $5,600 70-71-74 — Fran Quinn, $5,600 69-73-73 — 67-74-74 — Duffy Waldorf, $5,600 Michael Bradley, $3,840 70-71-75 — Jeff Maggert, $3,840 65-74-77 — 72-71-73 — Steen Tinning, $3,840 Carlos Franco, $3,360 68-77-72 — Paul Goydos, $3,360 67-75-75 — 74-74-69 — Rod Spittle, $3,360 71-72-75 — Doug Garwood, $2,960 Larry Mize, $2,960 74-71-73 — Brad Faxon, $2,640 75-71-73 — 72-71-76 — Tommy Tolles, $2,640 78-71-71 — Steve Pate, $2,400 P.H. Horgan III, $2,240 71-73-77 — Dan Forsman, $1,920 75-73-74 — Joey Sindelar, $1,920 76-71-75 — Bob Tway, $1,920 73-77-72 — Mike Goodes, $1,456 79-74-70 — Jay Haas, $1,456 76-73-74 — Hale Irwin, $1,456 75-74-74 — Ian Woosnam, $1,456 75-72-76 — José María Olazábal, $1,216 73-78-73 — Trevor Dodds, $1,120 77-74-79 — Steve Lowery, $1,056 73-76-82 — John Harris, $992 79-76-81 — 74-76-87 — Larry Nelson, $928 Charlie Rymer, $864 75-77-87 —

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Euro | ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth Sunday | Lake Karrinyup Country Club | Perth, Australia Purse: $1.75 million | Yards: 7,143 | Par: 72 First Round Andrea Pavan, Italy, def. Stephen Leaney, Australia, 2nd shootout hole Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, def. Ben Eccles, 1 up. Chang Yi-keun, South Korea, def. Zander Lombard, South Africa, 3 and 2. Marcus Fraser, Australia, def. Poom Saksansin, Thailand, 6th SH. James Nitties, Australia, def. Nick Cullen, Australia, 1st SH. Callan O’Reilly, Australia, def. Pavit Tangkamolprasert, Thailand, 2 and 1. Matthew Millar, Australia, def. Grant Forrest, Scotland, 1 up. a-Lee Min-woo, Australia, def. Satoshi Kodaira, Japan, 3 and 1. Second Round Lucas Herbert, Australia, def. Marcus Fraser, Australia, 1 up. Sean Crocker, United States, def. Andrea Pavan, Italy, 1st SH. Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, def. Yusaku Miyazato, Japan, 5th SH. Brad Kennedy, Australia, def. Chang Yi-keun, South Korea, 1st SH. James Nitties, Australia, def. Dimitrios Papadatos, Australia, 1st SH. Callan O’Reilly, Australia, def. Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark, 1 up. Sam Horsfield, England, def. Matthew Millar, Australia, 4th SH. a-Lee Min-woo, Australia, def. Prom Meesawat, Thailand, 2nd SH. Quarterfinals Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, def. Sean Crocker, United States, 1 up. Lucas Herbert, Australia, def. Brad Kennedy, Australia, 2nd SH. Sam Horsfield, England, def. a-Lee Min-woo, Australia, 3 and 2. James Nitties, Australia, def. Callan O’Reilly, Australia, 1 up. Semifinals Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, def. Lucas Herbert, Australia, 1st SH. James Nitties, Australia, def. Sam Horsfield, England, 2 and 1. Third Place Lucas Herbert, Australia, def. Sam Horsfield, England, 3 and 1. Final Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand, def. James Nitties, Australia, 2 and 1.



M 1 • MOnDAy • 02.12.2018

Unheralded Potter soars to title


Bowman claims pole at Daytona ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alex Bowman put a familiar car atop the Daytona 500 leaderboard. Bowman won the pole for “The Great American Race” in his debut as the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet, piloted until last season by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Six of Earnhardt’s 17 career victories at Daytona International Speedway came in that car, including one of his Daytona 500 victories. Earnhardt was a seven-time pole winner at Daytona, too. He’s now retired,and the empty seat in the No. 88 went to Bowman, who wasted little time making the Camaro his own. Bowman turned a lap at 195.644 mph Sunday to earn the top starting spot for the Daytona 500. “I think it’s still a little surreal,” said Bowman, who will race in his second Daytona 500. “It’s a dream come true just to drive for Hendrick Motorsports. I never would have thought it would happen after the path my career took.” Denny Hamlin, the 2016 winner, qualified second in a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing with a lap at 195.092. Only the top two cars locked in spots for next Sunday’s season-opening race in this round of qualifying. The remainder of the field will be set by a pair of qualifying races Thursday.


Ted Potter Jr. displays the ball after making a birdie putt on the fourth hole Sunday en route to winning the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

New Pebble Beach champion outduels Johnson ASSOCIATED PRESS

PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF. • For one day at Pebble Beach, Ted Potter Jr. was better than the best in the world. Look back even more, and his three-shot victory in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is even more remarkable. He played so many mini-tour events that he lost track of how many he won, some of them only two-day tournaments that paid enough for a week’s worth of food and gas. His biggest paycheck was $33,000. More recently, Potter was out of golf for two years while recovering from a broken ankle that required two operations — one to insert 12 screws and two plates, another to remove all that hardware. There was no guarantee he would make it back. Potter started the final round Sunday tied with Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the world for the past year. Throughout the day, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day each made a run at the 34-year-old Floridian, who had missed 46 cuts and had only four top10 finishes in his previous 83 starts on the PGA Tour. Potter beat them all to pose

GOLF ROUNDUP Calcavecchia prevails

off a curb at the Canadian Open in 2014 and broke his ankle so badly that he didn’t play in another tournament until two years later. He wound up having to work his way back to the PGA Tour through the developmental tour last year. The 18th hole gave him plenty of time to consider how far he had come. Day, trying to make eagle for his only chance at winning, hooked a driver off the deck over the sea wall. He found the ball on a mixture of sand and pebbles and played it off the beach, over the sea wall, over the green and into a bunker. Troy Merritt hit his shot into a cypress tree in front of the 18th green and it stayed up there, meaning he had to go back and play another shot. Potter waited patiently and tapped in for a par to finish at 17-under 270, and only then did he show what it meant. His voice choked with emotion. “It’s been a struggle,” he said. “You break your ankle and you don’t know what’s going to happen with your swing, with your career. It’s unbelievable right now. ... This has been a blast this week.”

with the crystal trophy that comes with a $1,332,000 check and a return to the Masters. “I’m so happy right now to get it done today, especially against the world No. 1, playing with him today,” Potter said. “The win here at Pebble is just unbelievable.” Just don’t call it a fluke. Potter closed with a 3-under 69 and didn’t drop a shot after a three-putt bogey on the opening hole. Making it tougher was playing in a threesome behind a foursome in the pro-am format, having too much time to think about the stage, the contenders and the opportunity. He never flinched. The key moment came behind the green on the par-3 seventh, the most picturesque at Pebble Beach. He and Johnson were side-by-side in light rough to a firm green that ran away from them. Johnson chipped nicely to 4 feet. Potter put a little more loft on his shot and holed it for a birdie and a two-shot lead. No one got closer the rest of the way. He wound up winning by three shots over Johnson (72), Mickelson (67), Day (70) and Chez Reavie (68). Potter stepped awkwardly

Mark Calcavecchia took advantage of Bernhard Langer’s messy finish Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire victory in the PGA Tour Champions’ Boca Raton (Fla.) Championship. Calcavecchia had a 20-foot bogey save on the par-3 16th and parred the final two holes for a 2-under 70 and a two-stroke victory over Langer on The Old Course at Broken Sound. Calcavecchia, 57, finished at 16-under 200. Langer also shot 70. Langer, who was tied for the lead after Calcavecchia’s bogey on 16, fell back on the par-4 17th when he left a 4-foot par putt to the right. He also bogeyed the par-5 18th, driving to the right into pine straw and wood chips and finding two bunkers before reaching the green.

Penske sweep • Brad Keselowski led a 1-2 Team Penske sweep in the exhibition The Clash at Daytona race that marks the opening of Speedweeks. The three-car Penske contingent moved to the front of the field and had the race in control as they closed in on the checkered flag. Keselowski had a piece of garbage stuck to the front of his Ford, and that appeared to be his only challenge. NHRA • Matt Hagan beat defending season champion Robert Hight in the Funny Car final in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif. Hagan edged H ight with a 3.823-second pass at 335.90 mph. Doug Kalitta won in Top Fuel, and Bo Butner topped the Pro Stock field. Kalitta had a 3.779 at 324.28 to edge Tony Schumacher in the final, and Butner ran a 6.549 at 209.62 against teammate Jason Line. Earlier, defending Top Fuel season champion Brittany Force escaped serious injury in a wall-banging crash in the first round.

Aphibarnrat wins in Austrailia • Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the World Super 6 Perth (Australia) title, beating Australian James Nitties 2 and 1 in the match-play final. He worked his way through three rounds of stroke play over the first three days and a series of six-hole knockout matches Sunday to reach the final. Associated Press

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Low: -19° Hibbing, Minnesota

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St. Louis 15 / 38 Poplar Bluff 22 / 41

Carbondale 20 / 40

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Very high The higher the UV index number, the greater the need for skin protection.

POLLEN COUNTS Friday, Feb 9th No tree, grass, or weed pollen present Mold - 742 (low) HEATING DEGREE DAYS Yesterday 46 Month (Total) 414 Season 3135 Year Ago 2522 Flood Stage

Current Level

ILLINOIS RIVER La Salle 20 13.76 18 12.09 Peoria 14 9.52 Beardstown MERAMEC RIVER 15 3.14 Sullivan 16 - 2.76 Valley Park 24 5.54 Arnold BOURBEUSE RIVER Union 15 1.55 OHIO RIVER Cairo 40 31.08 Maps and weather data provided by:

24-Hr Change

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New Feb 15 Sunrise

First Feb 23

Full Mar 1

6:55 AM Sunset

Last Mar 9 5:36 PM

Moonrise 4:47 AM Moonset 2:52 PM

On this date in 2001, NEAR-Shoemaker became the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid. NEAR transmitted 69 close-up images of Eros and then soft-landed on the asteroid. SOURCE: McDonnell Planetarium

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

Current Level

24-Hr Change

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Get more river & lake stage information at 636-441-8467

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Very unhealthy


Wintry Mix

Hawaii High: 81°


MISSOURI RIVER Kansas City 32 7.64 23 4.18 Jefferson City 21 3.25 Hermann 20 1.23 Washington 25 7.40 St. Charles MISSISSIPPI RIVER Hannibal 16 11.19 Louisiana 15 12.02 Dam 24 25 14.15 Dam 25 26 13.93 Grafton 18 15.52 M.Price, Pool 419 419.30 M.Price, Tail. 21 3.14 St Louis 30 0.21 Chester 27 3.59 Cape Girardeau 32 9.48

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PRECIPITATION Last 24 hrs Month (Total) Month (Normal) Year (Total) Year (Normal)

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A frontal boundary will bring showers to parts of the Southeast with a few storms also possible across north-central Florida. Wet weather is also forecast throughout portions of the central Rockies, Intermountain West, Great Basin, and south-central California. A large ridge of high pressure will provide dry conditions to the Plains and Midwest. City



80s Alaska Low: -34°

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02.12.2018 • Monday • M 1



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'04 Chevy Trailblazer: New Arrival, NHTSA 5-Star Rating, Silver Green $7,426 #42314A

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'07 Nissan Altima 2.5: One Owner Clean Carfax, FWD, Low Miles $8,990 #M17409A '10 Mazda 3i: Gunmetal Blue Mica, New Arrival, Low Miles $8,992 #35314A

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'15 Nissan Altima 2.5: 51K Miles, Remainder of Factory Warranty, $12,469 #40929B

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'09 Mercury Sable: Sedan, 114K Miles, $5,888 #39142A

Pontiac '85 Pontiac Fiero GT: Manual, 94K, Sharp $4,490 #M17439A

'08 Pontiac G6: FWD, Fuel Efficient, NHTSA 5-Star Rating $6,490 #V17537A

'08 Pontiac Grand Prix: New Tires, New Battery, Local Trade $4,990 #400163B

Mercury '10 Mercury Grand Marquis: Vibrant White Clear Coat, 101K Miles $6,888 #39099A

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Toyota '10 Toyota Camry: LE, Clean Carfax, One Owner, FWD, Magnetic Gray $8,388 #96089A

'10 Toyota Camry: One Owner Clean Cargax, Magnetic Gray $8,388 #96089A

'15 Toyota Prius Four: Hatchback, One Owner Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified $14,388 #38233A

'09 Toyota Corolla: S, Silver, Auto $6,990 #31180A

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'11 Volkswagen Jetta: 2.5L SE Sedan, Black Uni, $6,888 #27376M

'14 Passat: Wolfsburg Edt, Candy White, Alloys $12,490 '13 Passat: Roof, Nav, 35K, Auto, Black $12,990 '17 Jetta: 7K, Pure White, Auto $13,990 '17 Golf: Sport Wagen, 4K, Platinum Gray, Auto $18,990

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'06 Volkswagen Jetta: GLI, Fuel Efficient, Turbocharged, Salsa Red $8,490 #V18038A

'15 VW Jetta 1.8T SE: 1.8L 4 Cyl, FWD, One Owner Clean Carfax, Turbo, $9,888 #P8949

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GMC Trucks '14 GMC Sierra: SLT, 4WD, Crew Cab, Leather, Bose, White $32,490 #V18081A

Toyota Trucks '11 Ram 1500: Crew Cab, Outdoorsman Edition, 4WD $20,490 #B8657

Sport Utility '10 Acura ZDX: Tech Package, Clean Carfax, Backup Camera $15,888 #79057A

'14 BMW X5: White, 37K, Nav, Pano Roof, $34,990 #B8866

'17 Buick Encore: Preferred, Ebony Twilight, 2K Miles $18,070 #39237

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'11 Cadillac SRX: Luxury Collection, Clean Carfax, AWD, Panorama Sunroof, $14,888 #96576A

'10 Cadillac Escalade: AWD, Nav, Roof, DVD, $21,490 #B8757A

'16 Cadillac SRX: Luxury, AWD, 30K, Certified $27,490 #C8747

'12 Chevrolet Equinox: 1LT, One Owner Clean Carfax, Local Trade, Backup Camera $11,776 #42079A

'10 Chevy Equinox: $7,950LT, Brown, 2.4L 4 Cyl, Power Seat $8,388 #11681A

'14 Chevy Equinox LS: Carfax One Owner, GM Certified Pre-Owned, Bluetooth $13,888 #78207A

'12 Chevy Traverse: LS, One Owner Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles $14,388 #39274A

'13 Chevy Equinox: LS, One Owner Clean Carfax, Bluetooth $9,388 #P9002A

'17 Volkswagen Passat: 1.8Turbo, 12K, White $15,490 #V8390

'15 ATS: Certified, Navigation, 30K, $26,490 '08 STS: Crystal Red, 63K, Local Trade, AWD $10,990

'10 Ford F-150: XLT, 4WD, V8, White $18,990 #B8858

'09 Chevy Trailblazer: LT, Summit White, $8,388 #79036A

'13 Volkswagen Passat: PZEV $12,620 #P06571 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '12 Volkswagen Jetta: 2.5L, SE, FWD, Motor Trend Certified $9,490 #V18123A

'11 Chevy Traverse: FWD, Sunroof/Moonroof, Power Seat $11,950 #96617B

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Maplewood City Council will hold a public hearing on 2/27/18 at 7:30 p . m . i n t h e C i t y H a ll C o u n c il Chambers, 7601 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143, to hear citizen's comments on a request by Ellis Athanas to operate a short term rental at 7553 Woodland Ave. Public Notice Nurs e s To Go, LLC d/b/a Epic Health Services, located at 12813 Flushing Meadows Drive, S uite 1 7 0 hereby gives formal notice that it voluntarily terminates its Medicare Provider Agreement (Provider # 26-7571) as a Home Health Agency and its Provider Ag re e me n t a s a Me d ic a id Provider (Provider # 5855903701, 2 6 6 3 6 5 9 0 7 , 2 8 6 3 6 5 9 0 3 and 856325303) effective 02/28/ 2018 Administrator: Vicki Whiteside Telephone Number: 770-248-8740

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'13 Passat SE: 40K, White, Auto, Roof, Nav, Call Today! '12 Passat: Black, V6, Auto, Local Trade $9,490

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'16 Buick Encore: Sport Touring, Roof, Nav, 17K $18,490 #V17674A

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'13 GMC Sierra Denali: Crew Cab, Every Option $26,490 #C17388B

'14 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Club Convertible, True Red, Low Miles, $15,888 #11612A

'13 Mercedes-Benz C 250: Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles, Sunroof $15,388 #96671A

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Public Notices

'13 Chevy Equinox: Very Clean, $11,490 #42311B

'13 Ford Escape S: Tuxedo Black, $10,888 #39028A

'13 Ford Escape SE: One Owner, Ruby Red Tinted, Turbocharged VCT $10,888 #39226A

'08 Ford Edge: Black Clear Coat $10,888 #79268C

'16 Ford Explorer: XLT, FWD, Black, 18K $28,490 #B8557A

'14 Ford Escape: SE, FWD, 51K Miles, Red $14,490 #B8788

'10 Ford Escape: XLT, FWD, Flex Fuel, New Arrival $6,990 #M8911A

'13 Ford Escape: SEL, Loaded $13,469 #33513A

'14 Subaru WRX: STI, Certified, Well Cared For $24,490 #B8860

'10 Toyota Highlander: Magnetic Gray Metallic, $14,388 #P9072A

'17 Volkswagen Tiguan: SEL, Nav, Pano Roof, Fender Audio, 10K $23,990 $V18043A

'14 Volvo XC60: AWD, Loaded, Black, $20,990 #B8851

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'12 GMC Terrain: SLT-2 $13,452 Stk# P06570 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Honda Pilot: Elite, AWD, 30K, Loaded $38,990 #B8869

'12 Hyundai Santa Fe: Limited, V6, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Motor Trend Certified $13,388 #28424A

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'13 Dodge Journey: R/T, One Owner Clean Carfax, Remote Start, Backup Camera $14,881 #42419A

'16 Ford Transit Connect: XLT, Rear Lift Gate, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, $14,388 #P8975A

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Landscape Laborers LANDSCAPE LABORER - Temporary, full-time position: mow, cut, water, and edge lawns; rake and blow leaves; dig holes for bushes; pull and chop weeds; prune; haul topsoil and mulch. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.; bend/push/stretch. No education or prior work experience required. Dates of Temp. Emp l o y me n t : 4 / 1 / 2 0 1 8 12/14/2018. Areas of Temp. Employment: City of St. Louis, and Counties of St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles, MO. Transportation to customer worksites provided by employer. 1 0 positions available. Rate of pay: no less than $13.81/hr, overtime possible at $20.72/hr. 40 hrs/week offered. M-F 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Housing placement offered at no cost. Employer will provide all tools, supplies, and equipment required to perform the job at no charge. Inbound transportation/daily subsistence and return transportation/daily subsistence will be paid by employer. Applicants must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States. Apply at Arnold Job Center; 3 6 7 5 W. Outer Rd.; Ste. 102; Arnold, MO 63010; 636287-8909. Job Order # 12435397. Employer paid ad. In person preemployment interview required at employer's main office. Eureka Materials; 5151 Highway 109; Eureka, MO 63025; 636-938-6374.

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'13 Kia Sorento SX: V6, Motor Trend Certified, AWD, Backup Camera $15,888 #96746A

'09 Kia Sportage: EX, One Owner, Very Clean $8,443 #33671A

'16 Kia Soul: Hatchback, 22K Miles, $13,888 #P9069A

'11 Land Rover LR4 HSE: Black w/ Black Leather, Roof, Nav, DVD $20,990 #B8855

'08 Lexus LX 470: 4.7L V8, Clean Carfax, 4WD, Sunroof, 3rd Row Seating $7,888 #96616A

'16 Lexus NX 200t: AWD, 9K Miles, Sunroof $34,990 #C17318A

'14 Lincoln MKZ: Roof, Nav, Auto, Certified, $18,990 #B8875

The house will be a 2,874 sq.ft. story and a half. Interested bidders will need to speak with the Building Trades instructor for details and specifications prior to submitting a bid. Contact Karen Hollander at L e w is & C lark C areer C enter, 2 4 0 0 Zumbehl Rd., St. Charles, MO 63301, or by phone (636) 4434 9 6 1 between the hours of 7:00 am to 3 :0 0 pm by February 2 1 , 2018. Sealed bids should be addressed to Dr. Andrew Stewart, Director of Lew is & C lark Career Center, 2 4 0 0 Zumbehl Rd., St. Charles, MO 6 3 3 0 1 . Bids are to be received on or before 2:00 pm, February 26, 2018. Bid opening is scheduled for 2:15 pm on February 26, 2018 at 2400 Zumbehl Rd. , St . Charles, MO 63301. The district reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any technicalities therein.



'15 GMC Terrain: SLT, Chromes, Sunroof, $19,990 #B8801

Notice is hereby given that the school district of the City of St. Charles is accepting bids from companies interested in bidding on the custom cabinetry for the Building Trades house on Lot 17 Expedition Trail S ubdivision, 34 Expedition Trail Ct., St. Charles, MO 63303.

'16 Dodge Grand Caravan: White, Allows, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner $15,490 #B8839

'10 GMC Terrain: SEL-1, Gold Mist Metallic $9,888 #78478A

'16 GMC Yukon Denali: 28K, Every Option $57,490 #B8560


INVITATION FOR BID Southeast Missouri State University will be receiving Sealed Bids for the following work involved in the Grauel Building Renovation - AHU Replacement, Bid Number 10792 at the Facilities Management Service Center, 610 Washington Avenue, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 until 2:30 PM on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, and then publicly opened and read aloud. Bidders are informed that the Project is subject to the requirements of Section 292.675, RSMo, which requires all contractors or subcontractors doing work on the Project to provide, and require its on-site employees to complete, a ten (10) hour course in construction safety and health approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") or a similar program approved by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations which is at least as stringent as an approved OSHA program. All employees who have n o t p r e v io u s ly completed t h e program must complete the program within sixty (60) days before the date work on the Project commences. On-site employees found on the worksite without documentation of the required training shall have twenty (20) days to produce such documentation before being subject to removal from the Project. A certified or cashier's check or bid bond executed by Bidder and approved Surety Company, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted with each proposal. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the office of Facilities Management as listed above. An electronic copy of all project drawings and specifications will be issued free of charge to contractors who request the link by calling (573) 651-2599. Documents may then be printed as desired by the plan holders, as no paper copies will be issued by the University. Angela Meyer, Director Facilities Management

Public Notices C IT Y O F P A G E D A L E INVITATION TO BID: The City of Pagedale is accepting sealed bids from qualified firms for improvements to various existing streets throughout its jurisdiction. Bid documents may be obtained fro m P a l l a d i a n C o n s u ltin g Engineers (8 7 0 6 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63123), McGraw-Hill Dodge (www., or E p l a n Ro o m ( w w w . starting February 7, 2018. All completed bids must be submitted to the City Clerk's office no later than March 1st, 2018 by 11:00 AM local time. The public bid opening will be held March 1st, 2018 at 11:00 AM local time at City Hall. Proof of business license, bonding and insurance are required in the bid. This activity is funded in whole or in p a rt w it h C o mmu n ity Development Block Grant funds pursuant to Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1 9 7 4 , as amended. All applicable federal regulations shall be in full force and effect. The City of Pagedale reserves the right to reject any and all bids. If you have questions, please contact Palladian Consulting Engineers at (314) 638-9998.

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WORD GAME February 12 WORD — CALCINE (CALCINE: kal-SEEN: To heat to a high temperature, but below the melting point.) Average mark 16 words. Time limit 25 minutes. Can you find 20 or more words in CALCINE? The list will be published tomorrow. SATURDAY’S WORD — FOSSILIZED loess idle size foil felid lose idol sled fold fido loss idolize slid fossil field deli iodize slide oiled file diel isle sloe oldies fissile does less ossified soil fled doilies lied sold self flied dole lief sole side flies dose life solid sidle floe doze lode ides silo floss 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.


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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.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your sense of well-being stems from your interaction with close friends. Your creativity is fueled by your upbeat attitude. Be sensitive to a loved one’s overtures. Tonight: Allow spontaneity to take over.

If Feb. 12 is your birthday • This year you enter a very special period where you feel more appreciated than you have in many years. If you are single, you are likely to widen your circle of friends through a community or social commitment. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy going out and about together more often. Capricorn often plays the role of the cynic in your life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHH You might feel pressured to behave a certain way. Sometimes it is important to not reveal so much about yourself right away. Others find you charming and also intriguing. Tonight: Happiest close to home.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHHH Meetings will prove to be fruitful. You’ll come up with plans that have an extremely practical aspect to them. Do not hesitate to adjust your schedule accordingly. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Your success might be dependent on your ability to see past the obvious and create a more inspiring yet transformational agenda. You will realize how unusually talented and gifted a close set of friends are. Tonight: Off to a favorite spot. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You could be too tired or preoccupied to pursue the present course of action. Recognize that a low-level of boredom could be interfering with your interest in an immediate issue. Tonight: Out late. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHH You could be rethinking a recent development that you previously had shied away from. Others seem to be challenging and/or inspiring. Tonight: Act as if there were no tomorrow. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You could be in a position where you want to make a difference. You will need to work with an associate in order to achieve your goals. Do not hesitate to ask for more help with reviewing the logistics of an idea. Tonight: Choose a stressbuster.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHHH You might be ready to initiate a new project that could be interesting and informative at the same time. You have a high level of enthusiasm and energy. Tonight: Express your caring attitude.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You seem to be on top of your game right now. Your imagination plays out with a money venture. Your sense of well-being is tied to your finances. Tonight: All smiles. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHHHH Your sensitivity toward others is highlighted. You know when you can no longer support a loved one’s outlandish ideas. Sometimes a businesslike attitude proves to be much more effective. Tonight: As you like it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You have the best intentions, but sometimes they backfire. You know how to weather such disruptions and still come out ahead. Do not allow a touchy matter to distract you. Tonight: Take responsibility for your actions.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You might not be fully aware of what is happening around you. Note that you need to address a key issue before heading out the door. Zero in on your priorities, and focus on your well-being. Your love of adventure emerges in the afternoon. Tonight: Follow a friend’s lead. Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.



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Medicinal marijuana user is shunned

Dear Unfair • Medical and recreational marijuana are legal for adults in the state of Nevada. I wish you had mentioned how your brother-in-law learned you are using it. That it is being used as an excuse to isolate you is cruel. How your husband chooses to handle further contact with his relatives will be his personal decision. Not knowing how close they have been, I can’t guess what

his next step should be — except to point out that his first loyalty should be to you. Dear Abby • I’m a sophomore in high school, and I need some boy help. I go to a small school, where there are only 60 sophomores. There’s this one guy that I kind of like, but I don’t know how to strike up a conversation with him. I know I could ask him for rides to places, since he can drive and I can’t yet. My problem is I have no classes with him this year, so I can’t do any of the “can you help me with homework” or “did you understand this concept” flirting. I’m hoping for advice on how to start a conversation. — SMALL SCHOOL PROBLEM Dear Small School Problem • Discuss current events, pop culture or school activities. Tell him about things you like. Because many high school-age boys are interested in sports, find out which ones he’s interested in. Unless he’s sports-averse, I can almost guar-

antee it’ll generate conversation. Dear Abby • Today I received the best news ever. My son and his wife are expecting their first child. I am beyond happy for them. I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to tell my husband. His reaction? “Don’t tell me ‘Cathy’ is pregnant! I hope your son will be able to support it!” “IT” is my future first grandchild — and my husband’s first (step-)grandchild. My son and his wife do very well financially. I always feel like no matter what I say, my husband always has to put a negative spin on it. — HAPPY GRANDMA-TO-BE Dear Happy • Your husband either has a questionable sense of humor or enjoys putting people down. Surely you knew this before you married him, so rather than dwell on it, choose not to let him rain on your parade. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.


Praise niece without riling parents Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn • I have a niece in her 20s. She’s been living on her own for years, far from me and her parents. She’s become engaged to a man her parents have met briefly. I have not met him. Her parents are very hostile to their wedding plans. I’d like to reach out to my niece in support, but I’m not sure how to go about it. She moved recently and I don’t have her address. If I ask her parents for her address it will raise a red flag, but I do want her to hear at least one positive voice over her engagement. If I contact her, I also risk her telling her parents, who will be mad at me. Looking for a safe road through the minefield. — Concerned Aunt Answer • If you’re not close enough to know how to get in

touch with her, then I’m not sure you’re close enough to her to be a significant source of support for her right now. Plus, countering her parents’ message is your only motive; you know nothing of this guy; and your niece might use your support as leverage against her parents, right? Thus the “red flag” of just getting contact information? Scenes like this usually involve caution tape. You can, of course, always, get in touch with your niece just to say hi and congratulations — assuming you can restrain yourself enough to stay in a listening role. For this, you can request your niece’s contact info without guilt or ulterior motive. Dear Carolyn • My first anniversary is coming up and I haven’t sent thank you notes. I know. I know. But — I really have been busy. I lost my job a month be-

fore the wedding. I was focused on finding work and then I got a job (a temp position) and then was focused on finding a permanent job, which I did, and then was focused on keeping that one. Plus I work a second job and have a side hustle too for extra cash. I’ve tried several times to finish. All I managed to do was print out a form letter to send everyone (which is now out of date) and write thank-yous to five people. Should I just give up? Send them out? I’ve thanked people locally but there are others who were not local. What to do?— I’ve Tried Answer • Make a list of gift givers you haven’t thanked, and split the list in half between you and your husband. Yes. Just send them. Email if you have to, at the rate of one a week if that’s all you can manage.

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Dear Abby • My brother-in-law found out I smoke marijuana. I have a medical card and some mental disabilities. Marijuana helps with my anxiety. Although we live near each other, my in-laws now say they don’t want me in their homes. The stress this has put on my husband is unfair. His brother obviously has a problem with me. I never discuss marijuana with anyone and don’t carry it around with me. I use it only in the privacy of my home. How should I expect my husband to handle holidays or even regular get-togethers? — UNFAIR IN NEVADA

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