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AG RECUSES HIMSELF Sessions says he will step aside from Russia investigation McCASKILL MISSTEPS > A12

SESSIONS’ TESTIMONY ON JAN. 10

‘I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.’ SESSIONS’ EXPLANATION ON THURSDAY

‘In retrospect, I should have slowed down and said I did meet one Russian oicial a couple times. hat would be the ambassador.’

McCASKILL’S STATEMENT

‘I’ve been on the Senate Armed Services Committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever.’

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Attorney General Jef Sessions said Thursday that he would recuse himself from investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign, which would include any Russian interference in the electoral process. Speaking at a hastily called news conference at the Justice Department, Sessions said he was following the recommendation of department ethics oicials after an evaluation of the rules and cases in which he might have a conflict. “They said that since I had involvement with the campaign, I should not be involved in any campaign investigation,” Sessions said. He added that he concurred with their assessment and would thus recuse himself

SPOKESMAN’S EXPLANATION

McCaskill ‘did attend a group meeting about adoptions with other Senators, and had a brief proactive call with the ambassador amid calls to several other parties to the Iran nuclear deal.’

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A double miracle

Test of Loop Trolley signals starting date is getting close

Teen goes home with new heart and lungs after doctors perform rare transplant at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

BY LEAH THORSEN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Testing is set to begin in the coming weeks on the first streetcar of the Loop Trolley, a project in the works for 20 years that will link University City and Forest Park. It will mark the first time that a trolley car will be on area streets in decades — the last day of streetcar service in St. Louis was May 21, 1966, the end of a 107-year run. Initially, testing of the Loop Trolley’s car will mean pulling it by truck on the tracks, Delmar Loop businessman Joe Edwards, the trolley’s longest advocate and chairman of the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District’s board of directors, said at a news conference Thursday. See TROLLEY • Page A10

Powerful tornado traveled 50 miles, meteorologists say

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ABOVE • Spencer Kolman, 15, of the Chicago area, works on leg strength with his physical therapist Carol Hyde on Monday at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Spencer’s was the only pediatric heart-lung transplant in the U.S. last year.

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ospitals in Chicago and Boston told the family of Spencer Kolman that they didn’t have the expertise for the rare transplant surgery, that transplanting his lungs would be too risky. But the teen was living in his bedroom, emptying oxygen tanks like they were cartons of milk. “We tried to figure out what is next,” said his dad, Ken Kolman, 46. “What is the best way to help Spencer?” Next on their short list of possibilities was St. Louis Children’s Hospital. It was risky, surgeons here agreed. Spencer was very sick. Transplanting both a heart and lungs could be a dangerous waiting game.

PERRYVILLE, MO. • The tornado that killed one motorist and destroyed homes in Perryville on Tuesday night packed winds of up to 165 mph and covered nearly 50 miles, weather oicials said Thursday. The National Weather Service has preliminarily labeled the tornado an EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. A final report is expected by Friday. Wind strength of a tornado in that category is between 136 and 165 mph. By comparison, the Joplin tornado in

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Hands-on alderman rebufs red tape TONY MESSENGER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It’s 4:15 on a brisk Wednesday afternoon in February. Alderman Cara Spencer is digging into the hard ground at Chippewa Street and Marine Avenue in her South Side 20th Ward. “There’s concrete or something under there,” she says. Spencer hops in her car and drives a couple of blocks to her home. She comes back with a sledgehammer and starts pounding away. By 4:45 she has a hole several inches deep in the black dirt sitting between the curb and sidewalk. “It took awhile to get to the soft dirt.” Spencer waves as a police oicer drives by. What she is doing is probably not exactly legal. But her frustration with the bureaucracy of the city of St. Louis has reached its boiling point. It started in September. Spencer emailed the city’s traic commissioner, Deanna Venker, and asked

about posting a stop sign at the intersection. Chippewa heading east dead-ends there at Marine Avenue. There’s a stop sign on Marine, but not Chippewa. East of the intersection is the St. Louis Language Immersion School. When parents drive down Chippewa to drop off their children, they don’t have to stop while turning left onto Marine to head north. It leaves residents of the neighborhood trapped during school drop-of and pickup times. Venker wrote back and said she would look into it. In November, after hearing nothing more from Venker, Spencer sent another email. She got no response, according to the email traic Spencer provided me. On Dec. 1, she wrote Venker again, this time including Jamie Wilson, a city traic engineer. Wilson said there was little accident history at the intersection but he would check it out. On Dec. 27, after a motorist heading east on Chippewa drove through the intersection and wrecked the fence protecting the school’s playground, Spencer wrote again. “I would like to expedite your recommendation for a stop sign at this location. My first request for a stop sign at this lo-

cation came in September, I know you guys are woefully understafed but I really hope that we can come to a conclusion by school start in January,” she wrote. In late January, Wilson told Spencer the intersection didn’t qualify for a stop sign. He said it would take an ordinance passed through the Board of Aldermen to get one installed. In the most recent aldermanic session, about 10 board bills were passed to add stop signs in various wards. Because of the concept of aldermanic courtesy, such bills generally pass with little or no opposition. But in a functioning city, that’s not how things should be done, Spencer says. “The Board of Aldermen should not be sitting around legislating stop signs,” she told me. When she first brought this story to my attention, it was in the context of a conversation we were having about the mayor’s race. The next mayor, Spencer believes, needs to focus on making the city work better. “The mechanism by which we provide city services is broken,” Spencer says. It’s a complaint repeated often by aldermen all over the city, and by plenty of people in the business community. Not far from the intersection where

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BY MIKE FAULK St. Louis Post-Dispatch

An April ballot proposition would put $60 million in public money toward a new soccer stadium, but campaign ads say city residents won’t pay for it unless they use the stadium. Opponents say public money is city residents’ money regardless of the source. Representatives of SC STL, the ownership group hoping to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis, say there’s nothing deceptive in the wording. “The use tax applies only to a select number of St. Louis businesses, and not city residents or consumers, on out-of-state purchases of goods,” SC STL investor and St. Louis FC owner Jim Kavanaugh said in a statement. “If Propositions 1 and 2 each pass, any potential funding for the project would be sourced from only the half-cent increase in the use tax that is paid by those businesses on out-of-state purchases.” The logic behind the ad’s wording is based on the two funding sources the city would use to pay for the stadium project. One is a tax on out-of-state purchases by local businesses, which would fund about $50 million, and the other being sales tax revenue generated from stadium events. “Not a single cent of your money will be used for the stadium, as the money to finance the bonds will be paid for by a business tax on their purchases of out-of-state goods and services,” reads one email from Vetta Sports, a local youth sports business, to its supporters. A spokeswoman for the mayor’s of-

fice deferred comment on the ad to SC STL. Alderman Cara Spencer, 20th Ward, said the ads are “absolutely misleading.” Spencer, who opposes the ballot initiative, said the use-tax money would otherwise go to city services such as public safety and roads. So while the public money may not be generated from residents at-large, Spencer says voters should know there are other things it could be spent on. “If we rebate all taxes generated by this development back to the stadium, then city residents will have to fill in the hole and pay for the police at game time, pay for the roads visitors use to get to the stadium and receive none of the tax benefit from having them in our city,” Spencer said. Stadium supporters say revenue projections predict that the city will get more than $60 million out of the use tax over the course of the 30-year investment. About $77 million in revenue would be generated for the city during that period, SC STL representatives said. A political action committee called AspireSTL was registered in February to manage the campaign for the April 4 ballot issue. Voters would need to approve that proposition as well as one for a half-cent sales tax increase to fund MetroLink expansion, because the sales tax increase creates a corresponding increase in the business use tax that would fund the stadium. The only expenditure by AspireSTL as of Feb. 23 was $3,000 on photography, according to a report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The campaign received $3,813 in in-kind donations, the vast majority of which came from St. Louis Scott Gallagher LLC, a local soccer training club. Mike Faulk • 314-340-8656 @mike_faulk on Twitter mfaulk@post-dispatch.com

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Spencer wants a stop sign is Sump Cofee. Owner Scott Carey recalls the process of getting his building permits so he could open his business. It was inefficient and diicult, he says. Carey points to the bike rack the city recently installed outside his shop. That took more than nine months of wrangling, he said, leaving his customers to chain bikes to street poles and, well, stop signs. As of Wednesday evening, a brand new stop sign exists at Chippewa and Marine. Spencer installed it. Frustrated by the city’s inaction, she took matters into her own hands. “I went to Craigslist and found a guy who sells stop signs,” she said. She bought a sign and pole, waited for the ground to thaw a bit — a February warm snap helped — and got to digging. “It’s a no-brainer to me,” she said. “It’s crazy not to have a stop sign at a dead end.” Spencer is not sure how long the sign will stand, but she hopes it stays, not just to improve traic flow in a neighborhood that feels ignored by the city, but as a monument to a city that doesn’t work.

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Seven in gang charged in heroin deals he ‘Downtown Taliban’ were also involved in rolling gunbattles, U.S. attorney says BY ROBERT PATRICK St. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Seven members of the “Downtown Taliban” street gang were arrested Wednesday and Thursday after being indicted on a charge of conspiring to deal heroin. U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Thursday that members of the St. Louisarea group were also responsible for some of the rolling gunbattles in St. Louis in recent months, and that the seven were indicted earlier than planned to prevent “retaliatory violence” for the recent murder of a member of the gang. The indictment, handed down Wednesday but sealed until the arrestees appeared in court Thursday afternoon, says that members of other street gangs formed the

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Taliban to deal heroin. Buyers would call certain phone numbers, and Taliban members would arrange a specific time and place to sell heroin to “numerous” people all at one time, the Calicutt Jr. indictment says. Taliban members also made individual sales, the indictment says. The indictment says Eric Anthony Calicutt Jr., 31, was the primary source of heroin. Louis Calvin Morris Morris Jr. Jr., 34, then mixed it with cutting agents and placed it into capsules, and Damian Markel Lewis, 22, provided it to street-level dealers and users, the indictment says.

Caseame A. Willis, 24; Carlos D. Bell Jr., 20; Malik Purdon, 24; and Darnell Clark Jr., 23, are accused of being those dealers. Each faces a heroin distribution conspiracy charge and Morris also faces a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. All are scheduled to plead not guilty next week. The gang members used handguns and rifles with high-capacity magazines during their drug dealing and were involved in shootings with other gangs and rival factions, the indictment says. Lewis’ brother, Michael A. Lewis, was killed recently outside the Pink Slip, a nightclub in Brooklyn, Callahan said. Lewis’ funeral is Friday, Assistant Federal Public Defender Melissa Goymerac said in court. She declined to comment after the hearings.

A Brooklyn police stafer referred a reporter’s questions about the shooting to the police chief, but said he was out of the oice until Monday. Callahan said the “indictment represents part of a longer, ongoing investigation ... into competing heroin gangs.” The Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating the group in October 2015, according to court documents. Those documents say that the group also was a rap group. Then-St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce also mentioned the Taliban in a 2015 St. Louis Public Radio interview in which she mentioned a teen who had several Taliban friends fatally shot. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

Fired black police captain sues department

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BY CHRISTINE BYERS St. Louis Post-dispatch

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch won sweepstakes awards in news writing and photography Thursday among newspapers of 50,000 circulation and above in the Missouri Associated Press Media Editors 2016 newspaper contest. The sweepstakes winners are selected from among all first-place winners in writing and photography. Nancy Cambria was the writing winner for her project, “The Crisis Within,” about the effects of toxic stress on children. Robert Cohen, David Carson and J.B. Forbes won the photo award for “The Funeral of Oicer Snyder.” The Post-Dispatch also won the award for general excellence. The newspaper won first place in: Spot news, staf, for “Hello Bayer.” Public interest/investigative, Nancy Cambria, “The Crisis Within.” Headline writing, Cameron Hollway and Sara Holmes, “End of an Error.” Spot sports, Staff, “Goodbye Rams.” Feature photo, David Carson, “Presser on Police Shooting 14-Year-Old Boy.” Photo story, Robert Cohen, David Carson and J.B. Forbes, “The Funeral of Oicer Snyder.” Spot news photo, Robert Cohen, “Oicer Killed in the Line of Duty.”

ST. LOUIS • A black police captain fired after a controversial burglary investigation has sued the department, claiming other officers, most white, blamed him to cover up their own ofenses. Ryan Cousins, who was a 20-year veteran of the department, filed his lawsuit on Wednesday. He is appealing his firing before the city’s Civil Service Commission. His lawsuit ofers the first look at his defense, since his disciplinary hearings were closed. His attorney, Lynette Petruska, called the situation “race-based scapegoating.” “These oicers did an illegal search, provided false information in a search warrant and my guy is the one who gets disciplined?” she said. The police department referred questions to the city’s legal division. City attorney Michael Garvin declined to comment on the specifics of the lawsuit and Cousins’ disciplinary hearing, but said, “In order to believe Mr. Cousins’ claims of racism, you have to believe that seven to eight oicers are lying and conspiring to get him fired. We’ll have to see if the Civil Service Commission believes that and now, a jury. We do not.” Garvin also noted that Petruska is representing a white police commander who is suing Dotson for discrimination. “Apparently, they allege that he discriminates against all races,” Garvin said. “We don’t believe that either.” The incident that led to Cousins’ firing

happened on Jan. 29, 2016, at a home in the 8800 block of Lowell Street. Officers answered a call about shots fired, but found no evidence of shooting. Later the same day, the Cousins black resident called to report an attempted burglary at the home, where he lived with his wife, according to the suit. The lawsuit claims when white officers arrived, they handcufed the man and searched the home without a warrant. Two officers, one white and one black, questioned the man without reading him his Miranda rights, the lawsuit said. “Because their home had been burglarized twice within a short period of time, oicers assumed that they were criminals instead of victims,” according to the lawsuit. The lawsuit also claims that oicers regularly violate rights of African-American residents in the city “because they know they will be protected (not disciplined) when they engage in such misconduct.” To cover up their actions and keep Cousins from finding out what they had done, the oicers claimed that Cousins told them to file a false police report and not to seize evidence at the scene.” Most of the officers involved — one of whom was the partner of a former police officer charged with the murder of a black man after a police pursuit — hired the same attorney and wrote their reports together, the lawsuit said.

The next day, a white police lieutenant signed an arrest warrant for the homeowner, saying he had been given his Miranda warnings, and that a different commander saw shell casings inside and outside of the home — neither statement true, according to the lawsuit. Cousins was accused of instructing officers to ignore the fact that the man who had shot at attempted intruders was a felon who could not legally possess a firearm; to remove the man’s handcufs; to return the gun to the man’s wife and to omit references to the gunfire from their incident report. Police Chief Sam Dotson put Cousins on leave in February 2016. “At the time Dotson planned to run as a candidate for mayor … and placed Cousins on forced leave before the investigation into the allegations was even completed to further his political ambitions,” according to the lawsuit. Dotson announced in October 2016 he would run for mayor; he withdrew about a month later. Cousins was fired in May. The Ethical Society of Police, which represents interests of black officers, as well as Alderman Dionne Flowers have defended him. She has said that Cousins was a responsible oicer in her ward in the city’s Sixth District. Flowers and Petruska have argued that Cousins’ disciplinary hearings should be open. But the city’s personnel director, Richard Frank, said the commission voted to close them in the fall to be in line with city policies.

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Overhaul of state judge selection sought GOP senator wants to repeal Missouri court plan, give politicians more direct choice BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • The leader of the

Missouri Senate wants to dump the state’s nationally recognized system for picking Supreme Court judges. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard told reporters Thursday that he was unhappy with the work of a selection committee that has given Gov. Eric Greitens a list of three candidates for an open seat on the state’s highest court. Richard, a Republican from Joplin, said he wanted to see more conservatives picked as potential replacements for the late Supreme Court Judge Richard Teitelman. “We may have one of that caliber, but there’s no reason we shouldn’t have three,” Richard said. Working with an original list of 31 applicants, a seven-person Appellate Judicial Commission sent Greitens the following finalists: • Lisa White Hardwick, a member of the state Court of Appeals for the Western District. She is the only person of color

among the applicants. • Benjamin Lipman, a lawyer with Lewis Rice in St. Louis. Lipman has worked extensively on First Amendment cases. • Brent Powell, a circuit judge in Jackson County. Missouri’s court plan, which has been adopted in some form by states throughout the country, is designed to select judges based on merit rather than on political ailiation. Under the Missouri system, a panel of lawyers appointed by the Missouri Bar Association and residents appointed by the governor reviews applications of potential judges and then submits the names of three finalists to the governor. The governor picks the winner. At the end of the term, each judge must stand before voters for retention. In 2012, Missouri voters rejected a bid to give governors more power in the selection of judges. That measure came as conservatives argued the current system gives too much power to trial lawyers. Richard said he was upset with the Supreme Court over a number of recent decisions. He said the court had “gone

rogue.” In particular, Richard singled out the court’s decision Tuesday in a case involving raising the minimum wage in St. Louis, which the Senate had tried to block. “That’s a perfect example here lately,” Richard said. “I’m concerned about the court right now.” Greitens, who said during his campaign for governor that he wanted to overhaul the system for picking judges, said Thursday that he would take a hands-on role in choosing the next judge. “I will be personally interviewing all three of the candidates here in this oice to ask them about their judicial philosophy so that we can pick a Supreme Court justice that we believe will follow the Constitution and best serve the interests of the people of Missouri,” Greitens said. The governor, a Republican, did not commit to tossing out the court plan and instead said the upcoming selection process would show whether the current system was working. “This is going to give us a real fair chance to see how this process is working now,” Greitens told reporters in his oice.

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Richard acknowledged that his gambit was not a sure thing. He said GOP senators could balk at his idea. “I’m going to ask my senators next week in caucus if we should move forward in repealing the Missouri court plan,” Richard said. In October, Greitens said he favored a plan adopted in Tennessee in 2014 that gives the governor and the Legislature more influence in who serves in the judicial branch of government. The push to change the court system will face tough opposition from the bar association and defense attorneys. In addition, Supreme Court Chief Justice Patricia Breckenridge also has weighed in on the threat of changing the selection model. In a speech to a joint session of the House and Senate, Breckenridge said the changes sought by Greitens and members of the Legislature should not be viewed as an indictment of the state’s judicial branch. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

Jeb Bush visits Greitens, joins push for school choice proposals BY CELESTE BOTT St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER VIA AP

Gov. Eric Greitens, seen here last month, is facing questions about his use of a plane owned by a company that endorsed him.

BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • The private airplane

that ferried Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens across the country last month is owned by a St. Joseph-based company that operates newspapers and television stations from Missouri to California. Amid outcry from Democrats seeking details on how the political newcomer is traveling to various political events, the Post-Dispatch has learned that Greitens flew aboard a twin-engine jet owned by the News-Press & Gazette Co. for three days beginning on Feb. 24. A top aide to the governor, a Republican, said it was happenstance that the business-class aircraft was used by Greitens as he hopped among various political events, including a stop in Las Vegas, a lunch with President Donald Trump in the nation’s capital and a political event in Springfield. Greitens’ campaign adviser, Austin Chambers, said the flights were arranged through a charter agreement that had nothing to do with the media company. “We didn’t know that beforehand,” Chambers said of the plane’s ownership. “It was no relation to them. It was a typical lease arrangement.” During the hard-fought and expensive fall campaign season, the St. Joseph News-Press endorsed Greitens in his bid for the state’s top oice against Democrat Attorney General Chris Koster.

NPG Chairman and Chief Executive David Bradley said Thursday that NPG leased out the plane when it was not being used on company business. In similar cases, Bradley said, he often does not know who flies on the company jet. In the case of the flights by Greitens, the plane was leased by a private third party, Bradley said. Greitens “did not pay us a single nickel,” said Bradley, whose company also owns a Columbia television station. The governor’s travel habits have become a focal point in the state capital after he trekked to Washington three times in his first six weeks in oice. Unlike his predecessor, Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, Greitens has eschewed using state-owned aircraft. That decision has made it more difficult to know exactly who pays for his travel. On Wednesday, the governor took his first trip in a state aircraft to view tornado damage in Perryville, Mo., after storms roared through the region on Tuesday night. But for a trip to the nation’s capital to visit Vice President Mike Pence, Greitens flew on Southwest Airlines, Chambers said. It remains unclear how Greitens is bankrolling the private airfare. Chambers said some of the cost could be considered a donation, which will appear on his state-mandated personal financial disclosure forms when they are

filed later this year. Other costs will be reported on his campaign account, said Chambers, whose salary also is paid by Greitens’ campaign. Democrats, including Rep. Greg Razer of Kansas City, have complained that the governor is lacking transparency in how he is financing trips, raising questions about influence among his donors. In a hearing last month, Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, suggested that the lack of information represented a pattern for Greitens, who has not disclosed who funded the events surrounding his inauguration on Jan. 9. Greitens’ taxpayer-paid spokesman, Parker Briden, said the flight on the NGP airplane did not fall within government reporting guidelines. “The governor’s office didn’t coordinate his travel,” Briden said in a text message Wednesday. Chambers said the campaign was still tallying up how to divide up the cost of the trip. “There were several stops and events on this trip, meaning the cost of the travel will be covered by various private and political groups,” Chambers said. But, he added, “The governor’s plane travel wasn’t covered by the taxpayers, and we’ll continue to keep the burden of Missourians moving forward.” Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

State police presence in cities may grow More help considered for St. Louis, Kansas City BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • When it comes to

fighting crime, members of the Missouri Highway Patrol could someday have a higher profile in the state’s two largest cities. As part of a bid to address violence in St. Louis and Kansas City, Gov. Eric Greitens has directed state law enforcement oicials to begin looking at ways the state can help. The move by the political newcomer comes as St. Louis and Kansas City have been ranked among the most violent cities in the nation and follows the robbery in December of Greitens’ wife, Sheena, in the Central West End. “We’re looking at getting St. Louis and Kansas City of the Top 10 list,” Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden told the Post-Dispatch.

It remains unclear what role state troopers might play in addressing the epidemic of violence, but such a move would be welcomed by the current city administration in St. Louis. Mayor Francis Slay met with Greitens in February to discuss ways to crack down on crime and asked the governor to consider boosting the presence of the highway patrol in the region, Slay spokeswoman Maggie Crane said. “Do we have our fair share of resources here?” Crane asked. State police don’t currently patrol the five interstate highways that crisscross St. Louis. Under one scenario, adding a state police presence on those roads could leave local police more time to address crime issues on local streets. “How many more potentially dangerous criminals could you catch?” Crane asked. The idea sounds plausible to Gregg Favre, deputy director of the state public safety agency. “We’re always willing to see where state assets can add weight to the scale to

afect that problem,” Favre said, “We’re willing to entertain all ideas.” For Greitens, reducing crime is key to his pro-jobs agenda. He has pointed to corporate leaders concerned about keeping offices in downtown St. Louis because employees are worried about violence. Forward motion on the concept, however, is on hold until after next week’s mayoral primary. The scope of state involvement in fighting crime in St. Louis depends on whether the city’s next mayor supports the idea, Favre said. “This isn’t a matter of the highway patrol coming in and taking over the streets,” Favre said. “It would be a partnership in cooperation at the request of the city.” If the next mayor is in agreement with bringing the highway patrol on board, Juden said he was ready to jump-start talks. But, he added, there is no time frame to put a program in place. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

JEFFERSON CITY • Want to predict what Missouri’s school system will look like in the future? Jeb Bush, during his visit to the Missouri Capitol on Thursday, suggested looking to Florida. A former governor of the Sunshine State, Bush visited lawmakers and showed support for school choice initiatives he once championed as a state executive. “I was the first Republican governor with a Republican Legislature since Reconstruction. I was a governor in my 40s. And there was a lot of excitement because there was a big change in the state Capitol. Sound familiar?” Bush joked. He was drawing parallels between himself and Gov. Eric Greitens, also a Republican. The two met Thursday to talk about eforts in Missouri to expand virtual schooling. Bush told reporters that with Greitens at the helm, the door had opened for school choice proposals, such as charter school expansion, that had stalled in the past. “You have a governor totally committed to these reforms,” Bush said. Greitens also pointed Thursday to Florida as an example he’s looking to as he works to expand access to Advanced Placement courses throughout Missouri. “Part of what we’re doing is we want to create structures so that our kids and parents and teachers have access to the opportunities they need in order to make sure those kids have a fair shot at the American dream,” Greitens said. In Florida, Bush led the charge to expand charter schools and create both the first statewide voucher program and the largest virtual school in the country. The voucher program he signed into law faced court challenges that culminated in January in a victory for Florida’s school choice advocates, as the state Supreme Court elected not to take up the case. That program is similar to one moving through the Missouri Legislature this year. It provides scholarships funded by private donations, given in exchange for tax credits. Some state courts have ruled that those programs are constitutional, because they’re not funded by direct appropriations from the state, and parents can decide how to spend the money. Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, who is sponsoring a bill creating a tax credit scholarship program, said the state’s K-12 schools were long overdue for an update. “The real question that we have to deal with in the Legislature, that they addressed in Florida ... is how do we transition from the model that seemed efective 100 years ago, to the model that we devise today as effective for students,” Emery said. Brent Ghan, executive director for the Missouri School Boards’ Association, said Greitens had inspired urgency to slam school choice proposals through the Legislature. “There’s been more momentum this session for school choice proposals and voucher proposals than we’ve seen in recent years,” said Ghan, whose organization opposes such eforts. Last month, the association and business organizations found rare common ground in supporting a measure that would allow students statewide to take up to two online courses, pending approval from their guidance counselors. But when that bill passed the House in February, lawmakers had amended it to remove the two-course limit. “We have strong concerns now,” Ghan said. “The cost for local school districts could be pretty high.” Recently, St. Louis’ largest charter school network was renewed for five years, despite an inability to meet state performance expectations at any point in its almost 14 years of operation. Bush said that despite such setbacks, Florida’s K-12 schools had evolved because of school choice initiatives.


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‘Resilient kid’ gets new heart, lungs TRANSPLANT • FROM A1

But, as it turned out, coming to St. Louis saved Spencer. The 15-year-old plans to leave Friday and return home to the Chicago area, three months after getting a new heart and lungs — the only pediatric heart-lung transplant in the U.S. last year. “It was one stroke of luck, of a miracle and of luck after the next,” his dad said. Luck and grit. Spencer fought a rare form of cancer as a 1-year-old. He lost his mom to breast cancer. As a teen, he has had to fight for his life again. Yet, he’s thankful — just to play the trumpet again, return to Boy Scouts and maybe even the hockey rink. His surgeon, Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady, with 200 lung transplants and 20 heart transplants under his belt, said his role as a “glorified plumber” was the easy part. “Spencer himself is a pretty darn resilient kid … This kid, in his relatively short life span, has experienced more hardships than many of us in our lifetime,” Eghtesady said. “There’s no question in my mind that he has to be special and have special power to withstand everything.” Kolman said his son’s courage and optimism got him through heartbreaking news and diicult decisions. “We came to the conclusion that if he died in the operating room trying, at least he tried, but he didn’t want to go on living like this,” Kolman said. “So we said, ‘All in.’”

PHOTOS BY LAURIE SKRIVAN • lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

“I want to be a doctor or a pilot,” said Spencer Kolman, who studies an online English lesson on Monday at an apartment in St. Louis. Still recovering from a heart-lung transplant he received on Nov. 29, Spencer plans to start his junior year back with his classmates this fall. Spencer has been keeping up with his studies online both while he was dealing with his sickness and now during recovery.

THE TOP OF BOTH LISTS Kolman cared for Spencer when he was 16 months old and underwent chemotherapy, surgery and radiation for rhabdomyosarcoma, when cancer cells form in muscle tissue. Spencer’s mother had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. The couple divorced. Later, her breast cancer returned. She fought for six years, enjoying time with her family as much she could, Kolman said. Spencer was 8 years old when she died. Four years later, when Spencer was in the sixth grade, he started experiencing shortness of breath. He collapsed during a hockey practice. Tests revealed scarring in his lungs, a side efect of his cancer treatment, they were told. The scarring would slowly progress. By the eighth grade, Spencer had to switch from the trumpet to the drums. He needed oxygen through tubes in his nose at night. By his freshman year, he needed a wheelchair to get around. He needed oxygen all the time. Last January, the University of Chicago Medical Center began planning for a lung transplant. But doctors discovered Spencer’s heart was also damaged from working so hard to make up for his lungs. The hospital gave Kolman a short list of hospitals with expertise in rare pediatric heartlung transplants. With relatives in Boston, the family first approached Boston Children’s Hospital. Doctors there thought Spencer needed only a lung transplant. But his lungs had become so scarred and attached to the chest wall, they believed removing them would cause him to bleed to death. Kolman was unprepared for such a hopeless prognosis. “I was devastated,“ he said. “You figure you go to a top hospital in the country that it would be a doable situation.” He had to keep trying. He and his wife brought Spencer to St. Louis to be evaluated around the first of September. Spencer needed both a heart and lung transplant, doctors here agreed. Kolman left St. Louis thinking the worst. He had read about the diiculty of getting both organs, he said. Pediatric heart-lung transplants are rare because children rarely need both. A patient must be at the top of both lists, for a heart and lung, because the allocation system favors the probability of saving two people instead of one, doctors explained. Many needing both have other complications to consider. Then came the surprising call from the surgeon. He would place Spencer on the transplant waiting list and do the sur-

“One day he just came up and started talking to me during therapy,” said Murelle Plotner, 17, of St. Clair County. She was sharing the story of how she met her boyfriend, Spencer Kolman, 15, as they wait for lunch Monday at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

HELP FOR THE KOLMAN FAMILY The Kolman family has created a GoFundMe account to help cover the costs of caring for Spencer: gofundme. com/spencer14

Spencer plays with Legos a couple of days after his transplant surgery late last year at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

gery. They had to move to St. Louis and be ready. That’s when Kolman and Spencer decided — all in. “We were talking about just trying to give him the best quality of life,” Kolman said. “But that just wasn’t enough. As a parent, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.”

THE WHOLE PATIENT Spencer’s stepmother was going to come to St. Louis so Kolman could work and stay with Spencer’s older brother and younger sister. But Kolman lost his job, which he says was fate stepping in. They arrived Nov. 10, lucky to have a friend who let them stay in an apart-

Spencer Kolman and his father, Ken, take the elevator to the cafeteria on Monday at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Spencer wears a surgical mask in public places to prevent contracting infections.

ment he owned in south St. Louis. Spencer was so sick, though, he immediately went into intensive care. “The docs were freaked out,” Kolman said. “They couldn’t believe he was surviving like this, that he was breathing like this, that his heart was working like this.” Spencer’s test results showed he needed a ventilator, that he could go into cardiac arrest any minute. But the breathing machine could also overwhelm his weak organs, and a patient can’t survive a lengthy wait on the machine. The decisions were most difficult for his health care team, because Spencer was talking, walking around and playing with Legos.

Spencer takes a spin on a Green Machine cycle Monday with his physical therapist Carol Hyde to work on his cardiovascular endurance.

“Sometimes you just have to stop focusing on the numbers and focus on the whole patient,” said his lung doctor Stuart Sweet. Spencer maintained his quiet calm. He knew the organs might not come in time, he said, “but just having my dad there and stuf really helped.” On the afternoon of Nov. 29, Kolman was shopping when he got a call saying a heart and lungs were on the way. He rushed to the hospital to be the one to tell his son the news. Nurses jumped up and down in the hallway. “From January of that year until now, everything that had transpired was just to get him to the operating table,” Kolman said. “That was anything and everything we were focused on, just to get him to that point, just to give him that chance.” Spencer went into surgery that night. The transplant took place in the early morning hours. “I kissed him, and said goodbye. I was a total wreck,” Kolman said, but Spencer was brave. “He looked at me like, ‘I got you,’ like, ‘What are you crying for?’” Spencer has showed no signs of rejecting his new organs. He can walk on a treadmill for a mile. He enjoyed the Christmas lights around Candy Cane Lane, went to two Blues games and found his favorite restaurant in St. Louis — Pueblo Solis. “Just to see him breathe like a normal person breathes,” said his dad. “I just keep having to pinch myself all the time. It’s mind-blowing.” The family is enjoying every day. Lungs have the highest rate of rejection compared to other organs. Five years after surgery, half will have failed. Researchers are trying to figure out why. Spencer said he can’t wait to get back home with his siblings and friends. He plans to take drivers education in the summer and return to classes in the fall. He’s been able to keep up with his classes, even pre-calculus and honors chemistry, online. Spencer knows nothing about the donor of his new heart and lungs, only that the person had to be close to the same size as he is. He got to send the family a letter. “I am Boy Scout, and now I will be able to earn my Eagle Scout award,” he wrote. “I play the trumpet in the school band and had to stop as my condition became worse, but you have allowed me to be able to play the trumpet again. I also played hockey and hope to return to the ice soon as well … thank you for such a selfless gift.” Michele Munz • 314-340-8263 @michelemunz on Twitter mmunz@post-dispatch.com

Spencer in a family photo from when he was 12 years old. He said he hopes to get back on the ice again soon.

Corned beef crisis: Eating meat on St. Pat’s to be decided by request here BY JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-dispatch

Whether meat will be allowed for St. Louis Catholics on St. Patrick’s Day is being determined on a plate-by-plate basis. The Irish holiday is on March 17, which happens to fall on a Lenten Friday — a day when Catholics are not allowed to eat meat. Historically, bishops have granted dispensation from the meatless rule, which would stop revelers from partaking in the

holiday’s traditional corned beef dinners. This year, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has decided that such dispensation will be granted only to those who specifically petition his oice, an archdiocesan spokeswoman said. The dispensation will be granted if the archbishop finds that the event merits the special action, the spokeswoman said. For example, in a letter Wednesday to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Carlson responded to a request from order president John Wilson, who sought dispensa-

tion for those attending the corned beef dinner at St. James the Greater church in the Dogtown neighborhood of south St. Louis. “With this letter, I give you permission to serve meat, and I would ask that you would inform the Catholics present that they have been granted a dispensation if they choose to use it,” the letter states. Carlson also decrees that any Catholic who is granted dispensation and uses it must then refrain from eating meat on one day during the six days following

March 17. Nationwide, several major dioceses have announced diocese-wide dispensations, including Baltimore; New York; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Atlanta; and Omaha, Neb., the Catholic Free Press reports. In Missouri, the Jeferson City diocese already has a carnivorous pass for March 17. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com


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Donald Trump and the politics of grief CHUCK RAASCH St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WA S H I N GTO N • That raw, emotional moment when Carryn Owens was lauded by President Donald Trump during his message to Congress this week made many Americans choke with sympathy. It also made some uncomfortable. Thirty days before, the young mother of three had lost her Navy SEAL husband on a raid in Yemen, and the isolation that the widow portrayed surrounded by applauding politicians and their guests left complex questions. Was this a commemorative moment, or an exploitative one? What is it about American culture and politics and the need to mythologize the sacrifices of fallen warriors that pushes grief so vividly into the public square? A new book by Colorado State University political scientist David McIvor attempts some answers. In “Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss,”

McIvor writes that there has been a rise in public mourning but that mourning has always been a part of politics. He illustrates the rise through recent movements, such as Black Lives Matter that came out of the deaths of young, black men, including the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson police oicer Darren Wilson 30 months ago. Ryan Owens was killed Jan. 29 during a U.S. military raid on a camp of an al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen. Questions have been raised about whether President Donald Trump should have ordered the raid and its degree of success. Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, equated those questions with dishonoring Owens’ sacrifice. Owens’ father, Bill, refused to meet with Trump when his son’s body was brought back to Dover Air Force Base, and he has questioned whether Trump irresponsibly ordered the mission as a “grand display” of power just days into his presidency. Ronald Reagan made guests at presidential addresses part of the optics politics of the Image Age. Trump, by inviting Carryn

Owens, along with relatives of people killed by undocumented immigrants, was trying to connect his get-tougher on defense and immigration with the grief and loss of victims left behind. The president further politicized that moment by invoking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in rationalizing Ryan Owens’ death. “Ryan died as he lived, a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation,” Trump said. “I just spoke to our great General Mattis just now who reconfirmed that, and I quote, ‘Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemy.’ Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.” Honoring what Abraham Lincoln called “the last full measure of devotion” has always been part of the nation’s DNA, at times more than others. The honor-heroes tributes today would have been unrecognizable in the anti-war climate of the Vietnam War. A year after the Civil War, the writer J.T. Trowbridge toured the battlefields. When he arrived at Gettysburg, he contemplated

what he called the “pious commonplaces” of how survivors remember the war dead. “They have gone on to a better place, they have their reward, and the like,” Trowbridge wrote, explaining the usual response. If that isn’t true, he said, “then life is a mockery, and hope a lie.” Spicer told reporters that Trump invited Carryn Owens and her children to the White House in a Jan. 30 condolence call. It was her decision to attend the speech, Spicer said. The White House, he said, gave Owens wide space in a “raw and emotional time.” Fewer and fewer Americans face these times themselves, given how the burden of service in the long war against terrorism has been shared by a shrinking military, in multiple deployments. To criticism that Trump was using Owens’ grief as a photo op, Spicer responded: “You can say what you want about a lot of the policies, but I hope to God that everybody in America can literally say that is the country we live in, that you honor and support not just Ryan’s sacrifice, but what (his wife) is going through, her children are

going through.” Mc Ivo r, t h e a u t h o r o f “Mourning in America,” said the obvious politics of Owens’ grief masked a deeper complexity, which is often the case. “The deaths we publicly acknowledge represent political choices — not necessarily in the narrow, partisan sense of politics but in the broader sense of how particular lives and deaths are made to represent values that we want to honor,” he said. “The honored dead become symbols of collective values” such as sacrifice and freedom. “The ‘politics’ of mourning then involve a struggle over which values are to be honored, and how the struggle over the memory and meaning of particular lives is carried out,” McIvor said. “Oftentimes public mourning rituals — such as the moment in (Trump’s) speech — do not attempt to reflect the complexity of the situation or to inspire public deliberation about the contest over values. Instead they trade nuance for emotional power.” Chuck Raasch • 202-298-6880 @craasch on Twitter craasch@post-dispatch.com

O’Fallon, Ill., high school oicials scale back on cuts BY KRISTEN TAKETA St. Louis Post-Dispatch

O’FALLON, ILL. • After a school walkout and a flood of impassioned pleas, students and families succeeded in pressuring the O’Fallon Township High School board to scale back planned budget cuts that would have eliminated early-morning course offerings and cut several staf positions. But their victory only postponed cuts that oicials say still need to be made in light of dim financial prospects. “It just means the task ahead of us is greater,” said Superintendent Darcy Benway of the O’Fallon, Ill., school district after a board meeting Thursday. “It’s really just kicking the can down the road.” The high school, which enrolled about 2,440 students in 2016, is expected to face a $1.7 million deficit this year and a

$2.3 million one next year. Administrators believe the school’s reserves, which total about $9.3 million, will be gone in just four years if enough cuts aren’t made. Officials say declining property tax revenue, lower state and federal funding and a recently passed Illinois property tax exemption for disabled veterans have all contributed to the district’s financial problems. On Tuesday, the board had voted 5-2 to approve $1 million in reductions that would have eliminated the equivalent of more than six classroom teachers, one guidance counselor, one administrator and five noncertified personnel. The plan would have also increased athletic fees to $175 from $100 per student and textbook and registration fees to $175 from $150 per student. Two days later, students staged a walk-

out. On Thursday night, the School Board convened an “emergency” meeting to reconsider the cuts. More than 300 students, parents and community members packed the school’s multipurpose room, many carrying signs and poised to give public comments. The board decided to reverse some staffing cuts, including the previously planned guidance counselor and instructional media center teacher cuts. The board also reinstated the school’s early bird, or zero hour program, which allows students to take classes at 7 a.m. When Board President Lynda Cozad also announced that the school would not reduce its music teaching position, dozens of students stood and cheered, and some cried. The board’s new plan also reduced the increase in athletic fees to $50. The textbook and registration fees will still rise

$25. The equivalent of four teaching staf and four noncertified staff will still be cut, although Benway pointed out that that didn’t mean four teachers and four staf would be laid of. For example, some of those cuts could be made by reducing part-time duties, she said. The new plan also keeps an originally planned $93,000 operating budget cut. The revised cuts total $610,000, down from the original $1 million. That means about $400,000 will still need to be cut in the future, Benway said. The school’s teachers union and the student who helped lead the walkout said they supported the new plan. “We believe it represents the best interests of the students and the best interests of the community,” said Mike Day, president of the O’Fallon teachers union, at Thursday’s meeting.

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Biondi returns to SLU as fundraiser on campus is thrilled about the former president’s new role. A member of the university’s Faculty Senate said Thursday that the group had invited current President Fred Pestello to its next meeting to discuss concerns about Biondi’s return. Biondi is returning amid a budget crisis at SLU that will inevitably lead to layofs this semester. SLU leaders said the operating budget fell into a $16 million deficit this past fiscal year, and the trend is projected to continue the next few years unless something changes. Between budget cuts and new

revenue, including fundraising, the goal is to find $40 million to $80 million to avoid additional cuts in a few years. Multiple sources say Biondi had a contract for years that stipulated that when he retired, he would maintain a fundraising role. Biondi will have an office on campus and is expected to take his first international recruiting trip next month. Biondi was unavailable for comment Thursday.

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years after he retired, and a year after he was recalled to Chicago, the Rev. Lawrence Biondi is back. Well, at least he is part time, between St. Louis and Chicago. Biondi rejoins St. Louis University, where he presided for 25 years, to help with international student recruitment and fundraising with donors with whom he has a close relationship, according to a SLU spokesman. Rumors of Biondi’s return have swirled for weeks. Wednesday

night, he shared his new role while glad-handing with SLU fans at the men’s basketball game. It’s a part-time Biondi role, as Biondi is still missioned to the Midwest Jesuits in Chicago, SLU spokesman Clayton Berry said in an email. Biondi will not be getting a salary, Berry said. Biondi retired in September 2013 but remained on campus until last summer. He lobbied to stay in St. Louis, hoping for a continued role at SLU, before he

was sent to Chicago. His departure was a polarizing issue for the SLU community. Several donors withdrew support because they felt he was treated unfairly. St. Louis private investor and SLU donor Tom Danis was one of those people. Danis hasn’t donated to the university since Biondi left, and he’s not sure if he will. “I’m glad they finally recognized his value,” he said. “He and I speak regularly, and he has always been positive about the university and his involvement.” But apparently not everyone

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Anthony Wallace (left) and John O’Gorman check out the interior of trolley 001 on display after a press conference at the Delmar Loop Trolley headquarters on Thursday. Wallace is a training and safety specialist for the trolley, and O’Gorman is with Forest Park Forever.

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That car is from Portland, Ore., and carries the number 001 with a red stripe along its side. It was designed to look like a vintage car but was built in the early 1990s. Construction on the 2.2-mile electric trolley line — with a price tag of $51 million — began in earnest in the spring of 2015. In the Loop, its route begins at the University City library. The trolley, as with buses, will share Delmar Boulevard with cars, pulling out of traic at designated stops. It will run on a single track in the center median east of the Pageant on Delmar and will head south onto DeBaliviere Avenue, continuing on a single track on the east side. It will stop and reverse direction at the Missouri History Museum. Getting the trolley operating has been beset by obstacles, including ballooning costs and delays in the opening date. The trolley had been slated to open in 2016; that date was pushed back to this spring after refurbishing of the trolley cars delayed testing of the vehicles. Now an early summer opening is expected. Supporters say the trolley will bring in visitors and be a boon for businesses. They also say the trolley is being built for significantly less than streetcar lines in other cities, even though it surpassed its initial $43 million estimate, in part because of street paving and landscaping costs. “The fixed-track nature does attract investment,” Edwards said, citing as an example a new

3 • Restored trolley cars from Portland, Ore., and Seattle that will run when service begins. Two others are in storage and could be rehabbed in the future for expanded service. 6 • Full-time employees to be employed by the trolley, plus 13 who will work part-time 10 • Number of trolley stops, two of which will be at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Delmar Loop MetroLink stations. Each stop is about two to three blocks apart. 15 to 20 • Seconds on average the trolley will stop at each platform for passengers to board and exit. 25 • Mph it will be be able to travel once fully operational. 125 • New trees along DeBaliviere Avenue, plus shrubs $51 million • The trolley’s price tag, including associated projects such as rebuilding a bridge over MetroLink tracks. Of that, $25 million came from a federal grant. Its cost originally was estimated at $43 million but climbed in part because of street paving and landscaping costs.

A view inside trolley 001 at the Delmar Loop Trolley headquarters. The trolley will soon begin testing and is expected to open to paying customers early this summer. The fare has not yet been set.

14-story, $66 million apartment building in the Loop at 6105 Delmar Boulevard, where the trolley will run. Critics say that the trolley duplicates current mass transit — a MetroLink line runs between the Forest Park and Delmar stations — and that the project’s cost is too high. Businesses were hurt by construction, spurring a forgivable loans program. Trolley opponents filed in 2015 a lawsuit in St. Louis County Circuit Court seeking to block the trolley. The suit contends the trolley will go beyond its authorized boundaries. No ruling has been issued. No decision has been made about how much passengers will pay to ride the trolley. Les Sterman, president of the Loop Trolley Company, said Thursday that it was still expected that the fares

would be similar to what Metro Transit charges — MetroLink’s base fare is $2.50, and a two-hour systemwide pass is $3 — probably with options for two- and four-hour tickets. The eventual goal is to make Metro tickets transferable to the trolley. The project will be funded largely by the 1-cent sales tax being paid by customers of businesses along the trolley line. The trolley also will mean changes for those in the Loop who don’t ride it. Trolley leaders urged people to remember that because the trolleys are on fixed rails, they cannot veer to avoid people or cars parked illegally. There’s no standing, walking, riding or driving on the white diagonal striping painted on the streets along the trolley route, and pedestrians can cross only at marked crossings.

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Those on bikes, in wheelchairs or pushing a stroller should cross the tracks at a 90-degree angle, said Kevin Barbeau, executive director of the Loop Trolley Company. The Loop Trolley district owns the trolley; the Loop Trolley Company is a separate entity and is a nonprofit organization that will operate the trolley.

suspect voter fraud on Election Day Tuesday, the city’s chief prosecutor has set up a hotline to report the allegations. “It’s imperative that voters have confidence in all elections,” said Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. “Free and fair elections are at the core of our democracy, and our community has a right to demand integrity in the process.” A spokeswoman for Gardner said the circuit attorney’s office had no expectation of problems but wanted to provide an easy way to lodge concerns. Gardner said she will have two veteran attorneys ready to assist those who call with concerns. The hotline number is 314-622-4941. Or if voters prefer, they can lodge concerns on Election Day with the St. Louis Police Department, at 314-231-1212, she said. Gardner was elected circuit attorney in November, replacing Jennifer Joyce, who did not seek re-election. After the August primary, Joyce’s oice investigated complaints of voting irregularities using absentee ballots. An investigation by the Post-Dispatch detailed the alleged wrongdoing, which led to a judge granting two do-over elections that resulted in diferent results. Late last year, Joyce’s office turned over the findings of its internal investigation to the U.S. attorney’s office. At the time, Joyce said her office “uncovered important evidence” that needed further review from the federal government. For other election issues during Tuesday’s primary, Gardner said voters should call: • St. Louis City Board of Elections, 314-622-4336, for issues such as broken voting machines, insuicient ballots at the polls and conduct in the polling places by election officials. • Missouri Ethics Commission, 573-751-2020, regarding the conduct of candidates, campaigns or those involved with initiative drives. • Secretary of state, 573-7514936, for questions about Missouri’s election laws. St. Louis city voters will cast ballots for mayor, comptroller and aldermen in 15 wards. A proposal on whether to allow the city to charge an annual operating fee to payday loan establishments also will be on the ballot. Doug Moore • 314-340-8125 @dougwmoore on Twitter dmoore@post-dispatch.com

Damage indicates tornado that hit Perryville had winds of up to 165 mph TORNADO • FROM A1

May 2011 that killed 161 people and injured more than 1,000 was an EF-5, with winds estimated at more than 200 mph. Surveyors look for these signs for an EF-3: severe damage, with roofs torn from well-constructed buildings, a majority of trees uprooted and vehicles lifted of the ground. In the United States, 844 tornadoes over the last 30 years were considered EF-3, said Patrick Marsh, warning coordination meteorologist with NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. The lead meteorologist for the survey, Rick Shanklin from the

National Weather Service office in Paducah, Ky., said Thursday that he was doing additional research to see how far the damage went. But Thursday night, the Weather Service said on Facebook that the twister was on the ground for almost 50 miles, from Perryville to near Christopher, Ill. Shanklin has seen most of Perry County. “Definitely, we have some storm damage into the EF-3,” he said. “I have high confidence we’re somewhere in that range. It’s possible it could be slightly higher than that even.” Rescuers searched 180 homes, and about 60 percent of them

had moderate to major damage. In addition to the motorist who died when his pickup was swept up by the tornado on Interstate 55, about 10 people in Perry County suffered injuries, none severe. Most of the victims had cuts and scrapes; all have been released from hospitals, police said. The damage totals fluctuate. Shanklin had seen seven regularly built frame homes, one modular home, and at least three detached house garages that were leveled. Shanklin said he had not seen eastern Perry County yet, so the numbers may rise. Perryville’s mayor has estimated 30 to 60 homes were gone.

Shanklin said: “A lot of other homes, typical well-built homes, have lost their entire roof, most of their walls. There are dozens of those.” The Weather Service in Paducah covers south-central Missouri, the western third of Kentucky, part of southwest Indiana and Southern Illinois. The area sees about one or two EF-3 tornadoes a year, Shanklin said. The preliminary finding for EF-3 was based on several factors, said Robin Smith, one of the meteorologists who toured the damage. “The biggest thing that led us to that conclusion, we saw seven diferent homes in two diferent

locations that were completely destroyed,” Smith said. “No standing walls, no type of structure.” The survey team also looked at damage to the trees, whether they were uprooted or snapped, and the fact that dozens of power poles were snapped or overturned. The tornado traveled for 13 to 15 miles in Perry County and was a half-mile wide at the Moore Drive area, where three homes were leveled, of Highway 61. “That’s a good-size tornado,” Smith said. A smaller tornado such as an EF-1 may only be 100 or 200 yards wide, he said.


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The companies want to test those and other technologies during the spring migration that began Wednesday to prevent another mass bird die-of like the one that happened in November. Then, 3,000 to 4,000 snow geese died after a snowstorm drove them to seek refuge in the pit contaminated from decades of mining, and the deterrent technology already in place wasn’t enough to keep them away. “It gives us much greater capabilities than we previously had to afect the outcome if another unprecedented event such as this occurs in the future,” said Mark Thompson, Montana Resources’ environmental afairs manager, of the proposed technology. The plan is outlined in a memo submitted last month to federal environmental and wildlife officials, which must approve it. If the measures are successful, the companies plan to incorporate some or all of the new technology into their permanent program to keep birds out of the Berkeley Pit. The open-pit copper mine stopped operating in the 1980s and is now filled with 50 billion gallons of

toxic water drained from the thousands of miles of underground tunnels that lie beneath Butte, once a world leader in copper mining. Montana Resources, which operates an adjacent open-pit copper mine, began a waterfowl deterrent program for the Berkeley Pit back in 1995, when 342 snow geese died after landing on the water. The measures included speakers that emit different sounds at random times to scare birds away. Montana Resources also was fined $30,000 for the 1995 deaths. An investigation is still underway into last fall’s deaths, and it has not been determined whether the company will face penalties, U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokesman Ryan Moehring said. Moehring did not have an immediate comment on whether the new plan would be approved or when. Some of the proposed technology may not be used even if approval is granted. For example, use of the laser net across the pit and other lasers to shine at approaching birds would require a permit or a waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration,

Thompson said. “The power of the lasers we need right now is something beyond what anybody can buy,” he said. “They’re highly sensitive to green laser beams.” It’s also unclear whether a radar system would work to protect a pit that is 200 feet below where the radar would be set up, Thompson added. Montana Resources previously tried using a remote-controlled boat to scare away birds that land on the water, but its battery died in frigid temperatures and the boat is still floating powerless in the pit. Likewise, a battery-controlled air drone used to count the number of dead birds had limitations because the battery kept dying, Moehring said. The new air and water drones would be gaspowered, eliminating the battery problem and adding more noise to frighten away the birds, Thompson said. The cost of the new technology has not been determined because several items, such as the radar system, will be used at the pit as demonstrations by vendors that the companies will only buy if they are efective, he said.

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McCaskill tweet stirs up controversy In post criticizing Sessions on Russia, she contradicts her own past contact with envoy BY CHUCK RAASCH St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WASHINGTON • Sen. Claire McCaskill

took to Twitter on Thursday to call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign — but in doing so, she walked into a controversy of her own, when her assertion that she had never met with the Russian ambassador was contradicted by her own tweets. In confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, Sessions, a former senator from Alabama, said that he “did not have communications with the Russians.” McCaskill, D-Mo., said Sessions “misled the Senate.” Sessions was one of the earliest Republican senators to back Trump’s presidency. His contacts with the Russian ambassador came after he had become an adviser and surrogate for Trump’s presidential campaign.

McCaskill issued a statement early Thursday saying “a good prosecutor would have known” that any contacts Sessions had with Russian oicials “were relevant to the questions asked” during Sessions’ confirmation hearings about possible Russian connections to Trump’s campaign. “It’s clear Attorney General Sessions misled the Senate — the question is, ‘why?’” McCaskill said. “I’ve been on the Senate Armed Services Committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever. That’s because ambassadors call members of Foreign Relations Committee. Attorney General Sessions should resign.” McCaskill tweeted a shorter version of her statement, writing: “I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.”

Critics, including the Republican Political Action Committee America Rising, pointed out a 2013 McCaskill tweet in which she said she was “of to meeting (with) the Russian ambassador” to talk about that country’s “cruel” decision to shut of adoptions to the United States. Asked about that discrepancy, McCaskill spokesman John LaBombard said: “Claire has never met one-on-one with the ambassador, and never received a call from him. She did attend a group meeting about adoptions with other senators, and had a brief proactive call with the ambassador amid calls to several other parties to the Iran nuclear deal. Attorney General Sessions, on the other hand, misled the Senate under oath.” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., defended Sessions. He said it is “normal” for senators to talk to ambassadors, and that it would have been possible for Sessions to talk to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak

Attorney general will recuse himself from any probe into Russia contacts

“without discussing the election.” Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, argued again Thursday that the investigation should remain inside that committee and its House counterpart, arguing that it would take another investigation six months to catch up to where the two committees are. He has previously said he supports a public report on the findings of the committee. Blunt said Thursday that “I intend to go to CIA headquarters in the next week to look at all the documents and reports (related to possible Russian influence) myself. “Our investigation should talk to everyone that any reasonable person would think should be talked to, and look at any material a reasonable person would think should be looked at,” he said. Chuck Raasch • 202-298-6880 @craasch on Twitter craasch@post-dispatch.com

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from current or future investigations involving President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. The responsibility to oversee the FBI’s Russia investigation will now be handled by Session’s deputy attorney general, the department’s second-highest ranking oicial. The acting deputy attorney general is Dana Boente, a longtime federal prosecutor. The announcement comes a day after The Washington Post revealed that Sessions twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and did not disclose that fact to Congress during Sessions’ confirmation hearing in January. Separately, a White House oicial confirmed that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn met with Kislyak at Trump Tower in December for what the oicial called a brief courtesy meeting. Flynn was pushed out of the White House last month after officials said he misled Vice President Mike Pence about whether he and the ambassador had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia in a phone call. Session’s announcement represents a departure from his previous statements, including one Monday, when he declined to say whether he would recuse himself. “I would recuse myself on anything I should recuse myself on,” Sessions said then. “That’s all I can tell you.” Democrats have been calling for weeks for him to do so; on Thursday, after the Post story’s publication, some high-level Republicans joined them. At his news conference, Sessions ofered a new explanation: that discussions about his recusal had begun before the revelation of his meetings with Kislyak, that he and ethics oicials had agreed on Monday to meet for a final time Thursday, and that at that final meeting he had accepted their recommendation.

‘HONEST AND CORRECT’ The revelations about Sessions’ meetings with Kislyak brought new scrutiny to the attorney general’s confirmation hearing in January, when he was asked by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone ailiated with the Trump campaign had communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign. Sessions replied: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.” On Thursday, Sessions defended those remarks as “honest and correct as I understood it at the time,” though he also said he would “write the Judiciary Com-

mittee soon — today or tomorrow — to explain this testimony for the record.” His explanation, he said, was that he was “taken aback” by Franken’s question, which referred to a breaking news story at the time about contacts between Trump surrogates and Russians. “It struck me very hard, and that’s what I focused my answer on,” he said. “In retrospect, I should have slowed down and said I did meet one Russian official a couple times. That would be the ambassador.” In a statement Wednesday night, Sessions said he “never met with any Russian oicials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.” A spokeswoman confirmed his meetings with Kislyak but said there was nothing misleading about what Sessions had said to Congress. The spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, said Sessions did not meet with Kislyak as a Trump supporter but rather in his capacity as a member of the Armed Services Committee. One meeting was in September; the other in July, when Sessions was approached after an event on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention. On Wednesday, a Justice Department official said of the September meeting: “There’s just not strong recollection of what was said.” On Thursday, though, Sessions outlined fairly extensive details of the encounter, which also included two of his senior stafers. He said he talked with the ambassador about a trip he made to Russia in 1991, terrorism and Ukraine — a major policy issue after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the imposition of U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia for its actions. At one point, Sessions said, “it got to be a little bit of a testy conversation.” He said the ambassador had invited him to lunch, but he did not accept. “Most of these ambassadors are pretty gossipy, and this was in the campaign season, but I don’t recall any specific political discussions,” Sessions said. Trump stood by Sessions on Thursday, releasing a statement saying that Sessions did not make any misleading statements under oath during his confirmation hearings but that he could have been more accurate in his responses to lawmakers. “Jef Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional,” Trump said. “This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. The

real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total witch hunt!” Several Republican lawmakers had already called on Sessions to recuse himself — and some of them applauded him after he did so. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., called it the “right decision.” Democrats, however, were less complimentary. Several of them had begun the day demanding Sessions’ resignation and accusing him of lying under oath during the confirmation hearing. After his announcement that he would recuse himself, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., declared the decision “totally inadequate.”

RUSSIA CONCERNS Sessions’s meetings with Kislyak took place during the height of concern about Russian interference in the U.S. election and at a time when Sessions was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, as well as a top Trump surrogate and adviser. The swift response among some Republicans, although more muted than among Democrats, signaled rising concern about the potential political fallout. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, tweeted early Thursday that “AG Sessions should clarify his testimony and recuse himself.” Chafetz later told reporters: “Let’s let him clarify his statement, and I do think he should recuse himself.” Asked whether his committee would investigate the matter, he said, “There are things we are looking at.” House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., defended Sessions, noting that ongoing investigations had found no evidence that “an American or a person in the Trump campaign was involved or working with the Russians.” Sessions has focused his response to the allegations on the substance of his conversations with Kislyak, which he said did not include talk about the campaign. Many Democrats considered that a direct contradiction of Sessions’s testimony in January, when he told Franken that he had not spoken to Russian officials. Fallout from Session’s statements came as FBI Director James B. Comey made a previously scheduled visit to Capitol Hill to meet with the House Intelligence Committee. But Comey was once again unwilling to confirm whether the FBI was exploring ties between Trump campaign oicials and the Russian government, according to Rep. Adam B. Schif, D-Calif., the committee’s top Democrat. The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.

has encompassed the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the seemingly inexorable rise of one Vladimir Putin. Now Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, finds himself in a harsh and unwanted spotlight over contacts with Donald Trump’s campaign team. After nearly a decade as Moscow’s man in Washington, the portly, bespectacled envoy is a well-known commodity in diplomatic circles. Though said to prefer behind-the-scenes parley, he plays an occasional role as Russia’s public face at events such as policy forums and academic symposia across the United States. After decades of postings in diplomatic beehives such as the United Nations and Brussels, Kislyak has mastered the niceties of international relations as well as any envoy — but is also capable of strong resistance if he believes Moscow is being dealt with unfairly, former associates say. “You’re never confused about what country he’s representing,” said Michael McFaul, a former U.S. ambassador to Russia who has known Kislyak for years. In Moscow, there was furious condemnation of the notion that Kislyak would have been doing anything untoward by meeting with U.S. oicials such as thenU.S. Sen. Jef Sessions, who advised the Trump campaign on foreign afairs, or by talking with Michael Flynn, Trump’s incoming national security adviser at the time. Flynn was fired last month for misleading accounts of his conversations with Kislyak, and Sessions, now the attorney general, is under heavy fire for having told congressional colleagues under oath that he had not had contact with Russian officialdom during the Trump campaign, despite reportedly having held meetings with Kislyak. As a veteran envoy, Kislyak served successive administrations in Moscow that had difering political aims, but his personal traits have remained consistent through four decades of diplomacy, according to several people who have worked with him. Kislyak is described as an intellectual whose training as an engineer helped hone a technocrat’s grasp of complex policy matters. Known for possessing an extremely good memory, he speaks excellent though accented English, with the tic common to native Russian speakers of sometimes neglecting the articles “a” and “the.” He is not, however, described as an intimate of Putin, whose steely demeanor stands in contrast to Kislyak’s somewhat rumpled mien. Although he served as deputy Russian foreign minister, Kislyak has been away in Washington and elsewhere for a considerable chunk of Putin’s tenure. Kislyak joined the Foreign Ministry in 1977. He is well-acquainted with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has been derided as obsolete by Trump, serving as Russia’s envoy to the alliance between 1998 and 2003. After a stint back in Moscow, Kislyak took up ambassadorial duties in Washington in 2008, making him an unusually long-serving diplomat in the prestigious posting of the U.S. capital.


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President Donald Trump’s former rivals for the GOP White House nomination won Senate confirmation Thursday to join his administration. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was confirmed as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a vote of 58-41. A few hours later, the Senate backed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to be energy secretary, 62-37. Carson and Perry are the 17th and 18th of Trump’s 22 Cabinet and Cabinetlevel nominations to win Senate approval. Both men were sworn in to their new positions Thursday afternoon. Carson, 65, has never held public office and has no housing policy experience. Republicans have praised the life story of a man who grew up in innercity Detroit with a single mother who had a thirdgrade education. He now leads an agency with some 8,300 employees and a budget of about $47 billion. The department provides billions of dollars in housing assistance to low-income people through vouchers and public housing. It also enforces fair housing laws and ofers mortgage insurance to poorer Americans through the Federal Housing Administration, part of HUD.

‘HOLISTIC APPROACH’ Trump lauded Carson last week, calling him a “totally brilliant neurosurgeon” who has saved many lives. “Ben is going to work with me very, very closely. And HUD has a meaning far beyond housing. If properly done, it’s a meaning that’s as big as anything there is, and Ben will be able to find that

true meaning and the true meaning of HUD as its secretary,” Trump said. Carson has not shared specific plans publicly for the department under his leadership. At his confirmation hearing, he told lawmakers that he envisioned forging a more “holistic approach” to helping people and developing “the whole person.” He didn’t ofer many details. Under questioning from Democrats, Carson said HUD’s rental assistance is “essential” to millions of Americans and that the department has a lot of good programs. But he added, “We don’t want it to be way of life. ... We want it to be a Band-Aid and a springboard to move forward.” He also said he’d like to see more partnerships with the private sector and religious groups. The soft-spoken Carson, the only black major-party candidate in the White House race, grew up poor. He went on to attend Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School before becoming the first African-American named as the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore. In 1987, Carson became famous for pioneering surgery to separate twins joined at the back of the head. In 2013, he entered the national political spotlight during the National Prayer Breakfast when he railed against the modern welfare state, with President Barack Obama sitting just feet away.

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Rick Perry (left) and Ben Carson applaud President Donald Trump before his address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress. The Senate conirmed them both Thursday for positions in Trump’s Cabinet.

functions, particularly in protecting and modernizing the nation’s nuclear stockpile. He h a s re p ea te d ly promised be an advocate for the agency and to protect the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Perry also pledged to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change. Perry has said he will seek to develop American energy in all forms, from oil, gas and nuclear power to renewable sources such as wind and solar power. Democrats and environmental groups have derided Perry’s nomination, calling him a steep drop-off from the two renowned physicists who preceded him as energy chief, Steven Chu and Ernest Moniz. Perry earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University.

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cies are ramping up aid delivery to tens of thousands of war-displaced Syrians stuck in the desert on Jordan’s sealed border, after months of being denied access, but harsh weather and anxious crowds often disrupt one of the U.N.’s most complex missions anywhere. Illustrating the logistics challenge, a U.N. convoy taking journalists to a new health center near the Syrian encampment of Rukban got bogged down for hours after heavy rains mixed with hail turned the hard desert floor to mud. After nightfall, Jordanian armored personnel carriers repeatedly had to pull the SUVs out of the soggy soil. For Rukban residents huddling in flimsy tents and makeshift shelters just a few miles away, the flooding was one more of many hardships, including scarce food and inadequate medical care. Anemia and respiratory illnesses are widespread in Rukban, where two-thirds of the residents are women and children, U.N. health oicials said “I live in a small tent, two meters, and I had to leave my tent yesterday because of heavy rain,” said a 39-year-old woman from Rukban who had come to the U.N. health center Wednesday with her 3-year-old daughter, who she said sufered from an infection. “I spent the night at my neighbor’s place. The situation is bad.” Rukban and a smaller border camp, Hadalat, have grown gradually over the past two years, as Jordan — already host to more than 650,000 Syrian refugees — restricted entry to Syrians fleeing civil war. Population figures are in flux, but the two camps are believed to house from 70,000 to 80,000 residents. Nearly 5 million Syrians have fled their country since the conflict began six years ago. The camps are located in the

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MONROVIA, LIBERIA • Salome Karwah survived Ebola after it killed both her parents and seven other relatives, then returned to her clinic to help countless others as she had become immune to the deadly virus. Her face graced the cover of Time magazine when it recognized the brave health care workers battling Ebola in 2014. But in a heartbreaking reminder of just how strong fear remains in Liberia, her husband says the nurses on duty were too afraid to touch Karwah when she experienced complications after childbirth last month. “I personally went into the emergency ward to bring a wheelchair to take my wife into the operation room,” James Harris, a psychosocial counselor, told the Associated Press. Karwah died two weeks ago at age 31, several days after her fourth child — a son named Solomon — was delivered by cesarean section. It was a tragic end for a woman who had fought tirelessly against the stigma of Ebola. “Salome’s own experience of Ebola gave her incredible empathy for the patients that she worked so hard to care for,” said a statement from Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF. “Our many staf who remember working with her speak of her strength and compassion but also of her smile. “She made a huge contribution to MSF’s work at the height of the outbreak in Monrovia.” The outbreak in West Africa was the deadliest ever of the virus, with about 11,300 people killed. Ebola is spread through bodily contact with the fluids of someone sick enough to show

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James Harris, the widower of Salome Karwah, feeds his child outside his house Thursday in Monrovia, Liberia. Salome Karwah survived Ebola and was immune, but hospital nurses wouldn’t help her.

survivors can transmit the virus, saying that “the hospital knew she had Ebola and they operated on her, which put them at more risk.” Her husband told the AP that it was the hospital that decided to discharge her prematurely even though “her blood pressure was high each time it was taken” after the C-section and he wanted her to stay a bit longer. James Harris said he blames the hospital for his wife’s death “because they had her waiting in a vehicle for three hours” before she was attended to. He said what really hurt was “a nurse on duty, instead of attending to the emergency, was standing by the front counter busy on Facebook.” Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe page to help Harris and his children, and already they’ve raised more than $3,000. Liberia had one of the world’s highest rates of maternal mortality before the Ebola outbreak. Before the epidemic began in 2014, a woman had a 1-in-10 chance of dying in childbirth, compared to 1 in 8,000 on average in developed countries, according to government statistics.

symptoms. While the World Health Organization declared an end to the outbreak in June 2016, some Liberians still wrongly fear that survivors can transmit the virus. Tolbert Nyenswah, the man who led Liberia’s Ebola fight and now heads the country’s newly established National Public Health Institute, said he could not confirm reports that health workers were frightened to treat Karwah because of her Ebola survivor status as she suffered seizures. He said the death was being fully investigated to know “what really went wrong.” “Normally if a cesarean section is conducted, the person is supposed to stay in the hospital for seven days and be monitored to see whether there are complications,” Tolbert said. “But to my understanding, that protocol was breached; she spent less than that in the hospital and was discharged, and when she was facing complications her husband took her back to the hospital to seek further care.” The hospital has not commented. Liberia’s chief medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, told the AP he understood the husband’s feelings. But he then echoed the mistaken belief that

area of two parallel earthen mounds, or berms, that roughly mark the border. Initially, U.N. agencies were able to deliver food and other supplies to the camps from Jordanian territory. In June, Jordan sealed its border in response to a cross-border car bomb attack that killed seven Jordanian soldiers and was claimed by the Islamic State group. Aid shipments were halted, with the exception of one drop of supplies by crane, and conditions worsened in the camps. In a further complication, rival armed groups and tribes compete for control in the camps. Jordanian military oicials have said Islamic State is trying to expand its influence over the area, while militants have carried out several attacks in Rukban. In November, after months of negotiations with Jordanian authorities, U.N. agencies set up an aid distribution center between the two berms, west of Rukban. Separately, a health center was established several miles away, on Jordanian territory.

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here is no excuse in public education for running a failure factory, and there can be no sound reason for allowing one to continue operating for nearly 20 years. St. Louis’ Confluence Academy charter schools have failed to meet state standards for the nearly 15 years they have been operating, and yet the state Board of Education granted them another fiveyear license last week. The board is the highest state authority over K-12 education, but its hands are tied when it comes to closing charter schools — which are public schools. The board says that under state law the best it can do is sanction the schools’ sponsor when schools fail to meet standards. The University of Missouri-Columbia agreed in 2014 to sponsor Confluence Academy, which has 2,800 students in five schools in St. Louis. The charter network was threatened with closure when its previous sponsor, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, put it on probation in 2012. Gerry Kettenbach, MU’s director of charter school operations, says Confluence is headed in the right direction after a long struggle. Confluence has been warned that MU will withhold sponsorship if it is not meeting state accreditation standards in three years, he added. If Confluence was within the traditional public school system, it would have lost accreditation long ago. At what point do authorities declare enough is enough? This is the second time the state board has renewed Confluence’s five-year charter,

despite a persistent record of academic failure. Charters initially are granted a 10-year license and must renew every five years or be shut off from state funding. The state’s charter-school rules don’t impose rigorous oversight and accountability, partly by design. They are independently run and publicly funded, and intended to be autonomous from state and local school board meddling. They can usually establish their own operating rules and curriculum and seldom employ union teachers. Charter advocates say that allows greater flexibility and innovation while helping them sidestep bureaucracies that lock in failure at troubled schools. Granting greater autonomy is understandable, even laudable, provided that schools meet or exceed minimal academic performance standards.But minimal standards must be applied regardless of where a child attends school. Charters were supposed to offer a better alternative to traditional public schools, with the promise they would close if they failed to perform. The issue is who is empowered to close them. Mike Jones, the state board’s St. Louis representative, is frustrated that sanctioning sponsors is the board’s only legal leverage. In traditional public schools, the board can revoke accreditation or close an entire district that does not meet standards. Newly sworn U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a forceful proponent of charters. But we’d wager that even she would be appalled by the failure factory in Missouri.

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Freshman Deonte Johnson, 16, (left) works on a study guide for “A Raisin in the Sun” on Feb. 22 while Tamyah Hunter, 14, checks her phone during English class at Conluence Prep Academy in St. Louis.

Time for a special prosecutor Sessions gave false testimony about his Russia contacts. He must go.

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ast June, Attorney General Loretta Lynch met on an airport tarmac with former President Bill Clinton. Republicans had a conniption fit because the two might have talked about an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices. Now we discover that the new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, met twice last year with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while the then-U.S. senator headed the Donald Trump presidential campaign’s foreign policy committee. During his confirmation hearings, Sessions gave false testimony about the meetings. Where is Republicans’ outrage now? Late Thursday, Sessions announced he’d recuse himself from any Justice Department investigations involving the presidential campaign. Recusal is good. Resignation would be better. Sessions may well have perjured himself. The Alabama Republican told a Senate committee that he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the campaign. Lying under oath to a congressional committee is a felony punishable by a fine and up to five years in prison. Asked Wednesday if he’d discussed the campaign with Kislyak, Sessions said, “I don’t recall.” Asked about his specific denial during the hearing of contact with the Russians, he said his answer had been “honest and correct as I understood it at the time.” That’s weasel language. The rule of law is the glory of U.S. government, as Sessions himself has said. It’s what separates us from autocracies like Russia, which is run by a former Soviet KGB agent. Vladimir Putin sent Kislyak,

whom U.S. intelligence agents have identified as a top espionage agent,to serve as his ambassador to the United States. If Kislyak wanted to chat with Sessions, it wasn’t to talk Alabama football. It was Kislyak who held secret talks in December with Gen. Michael T. Flynn after Trump had designated him as his national security adviser. Flynn denied having had those conversations, but U.S. intelligence agencies were monitoring Kislyak’s communications. Trump fired him for lying. If Flynn had to go, then so does Sessions. The U.S. intelligence community has reached consensus that Russia tampered with last year’s election with an eye to helping Trump. The Central Intelligence Agency has concluded that Putin was directly involved. Trump has complained that the spy agencies are trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of his election. Last week, CNN reported that the White House had asked the FBI to repudiate reports that Trump staffers had regular contact with Russian agents. The FBI refused. With great reluctance, congressional intelligence committees have begun investigating the Russia connection, which is a national security matter that must be detached from politics. That there was regular contact with Trump emissaries is now beyond doubt. That’s suspicious. The key question is whether there was collusion. That would be criminal. Trump should fire Sessions and support the appointment of an independent prosecutor. Whatever their politics, Americans should demand it.

yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Legislature didn’t protect the police when it passed gun bill In “House approves police protections; concerns raised” (Feb. 22), I read about the Missouri House legislation that creates tougher penalties for minor crimes — e.g., voluntary manslaughter, trespassing and rioting, in which police officers are involuntarily harmed. I found myself wondering about the wisdom of the legislators. The intent of the legislation is to protect police. We all want that. The question is how to protect our law enforcement oicers. Does the Missouri House know better than Missouri law enforcement oicers how police can be protected? Last year, police and sherifs indicated that one way to protect police was to defeat SB 656. The Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police opposed the gun bill, which allowed permitless carry. The FOP stated “that the enactment of SB 656, specifically the allowance of giving anyone not currently prohibited from possessing a firearm the ability to carry a concealed firearm without a permit ... will be extremely dangerous to law enforcement oicers.” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said SB 656 put oicers in danger. The Missouri House and Senate ignored these statements. They turned a deaf ear to law enforcement. Our Legislature did not act to protect law enforcement oicers. Now I’m curious about our eager Missouri House acting to protect police. What wisdom does the House have that leads them to decide the best way to protect police is with tougher penalties for minor crimes rather than listening to law enforcement in regard to concealed weapons? Mary Rich • Glendale

U. City registry would not be efective to ight hate crimes While I applaud University City Councilman Rod Jennings’ passionate response to the deplorable hate crime committed in the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery last month, I am very much against his proposed ordinance to create a registry of hate crime offenders. Although the creation of this registry would make a statement about the gravity of the ofense, it would not be an efective manner of combating hate crimes. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center,“the best cure for hate is a tolerant, united community.” We must think of alternatives to hate that go beyond stigmatizing the ofenders. Some of the creative alternatives the Southern Poverty Law Center documents are interactions between ofenders and victims that stop the dehumanization process. Separating populations into groups of “us” and “them” has become au courant with our recently elected president. The political climate created by Donald Trump is characterized by falsehoods and fearmongering, and so it is no surprise that hate crimes have increased as his message has spread. However, it is incumbent on those of us who value multiculturalism and tolerance to fight bigotry in ways that are consistent with our beliefs. As an intern for the Federal Public Defender’s Oice, I have seen firsthand the devastation caused by crime registries. They serve as a modern-day pillory by which society showers public humiliation on the ofender. Although this act of vengeance and cruelty may give some a fleeting sense of satisfaction, studies have

shown that registries of criminals do not deter crime. Isolating those who commit hate crimes cannot possibly encourage a change of heart. What those who commit hate crimes need, rather, is exposure to other people and other ways of looking at the world. Education and a united front of resistance to intolerance are more effective than the creation of a registry. Victoria J. Fick • University City

City puts interests of sports teams above public safety In the recent mayoral debate, candidate Lyda Krewson offered the Loop and Olive Street rejuvenations as proof that tax breaks begin streams of tax revenue that were previously nonexistent. In that debate, she did not discuss the only important tax break issue for the city of St. Louis, which is that the city keeps handing huge tax breaks to investors for stadiums when no numbers are published to demonstrate that the city has gained. Big tax breaks produce less funds for police. Many areas of St. Louis city have become dangerous places. It is pathetic that aldermen decided to allow a vote on public funding for a soccer stadium. This demonstrated a continued willingness to put the interest of corporations in major league sports above the public’s safety. Suzanne Reinhold • St. Louis County

Don’t let Congress muzzle consumer watchdog It’s as easy to uncover why Congress wants the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dissolved, as it is to know what will happen if it is gone (editorial “Watchdog in the crosshairs,” Feb. 27). For the more than 29 million the CFPB has helped, there is a real fear of being thrown back into the cycles of unrestrained financial scamming, the kind that led up to the 2008 recession. We can’t be so quick to forget how homeowners wound up in foreclosure because of deceptive mortgage practices and predatory lending processes. Or how Wells Fargo last year paid over $100 million in penalties for opening millions of fake bank accounts in customers’ names. This resolution would never have been possible without the CFPB’s efforts to thoroughly investigate the scandal and enforce the law. If lawmakers succeed in taking away the agency’s powers, it will instantly muzzle the most important watchdog in the United States. Ben Hoover • St. Louis

At some point, everyone needs health care In their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans want to remove one of its pillars, the “individual mandate.” Using that same logic, perhaps they want to remove it for the other pillars of our society. What about those who say they never use the highway interstates, never need to be incarcerated, never use parks, zoos or libraries, don’t have children who go to school, never call the police or fire department? Why should they have to pay for those things? Health care is no different. If you are a human being, you’re going to need health care. Why is that so hard to understand? Bob Sontag • St. Louis County Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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WISE AMERICAN POLICY • The significance of the German plot to form an ofensive combination with Mexico and Japan for the purpose of striking at the

vitals of the United States is that Germany now regards the United States as an enemy. We know now the triumph of Germany and her allies in Europe would menace democracy throughout the world. Access the full item at stltoday.com/news/opinion

Where do the mayoral candidates stand on phasing out the earnings tax? Reversing a tax that appears to contribute to population and job losses should be an imperative for voters. STACY WASHINGTON

None of the mayoral candidates has offered specifics about innovations to draw population and businesses back to St. Louis. The city’s mayoral contest is heating up with Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, Treasurer Tishaura Jones and Alderman Antonio French battling to close the gap between themselves and Alderman Lyda Krewson before Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The most recent poll by Remington Research Group and The Missouri Times showed Krewson with a sizable lead, with 35 percent support among likely Democratic voters. The poll was released Thursday and has a 3.9 percent margin of error. Reed had 16 percent and French 15 percent. Jones’ support came in at 13 percent. Around 16 percent of voters appear to be undecided. Lots still

could change as major candidates continue flooding the airwaves with commercials. One way the candidates could further distinguish themselves from one another would be to weigh in on eliminating the St. Louis city earnings tax. Milton Friedman once said, “The more you tax of something the less of it you will get.” This has been demonstrated time and time again, with soda taxes, cigarette taxes, tanning bed taxes, etc. Taxation limits growth. At this point in the mayoral race, why haven’t any of the candidates broached phasing out the earnings tax? Cities that utilize property taxes as their primary mode of revenue fare better than St. Louis and Kansas City do in population growth, housing values and business retention. St. Louis city has fallen out of America’s top 20 in population, ranking at 18 in 1970 and falling to number 57 in the most recent census update. What is driving this marked population loss? Crime? Perhaps, we are for the third year in a row the murder capital (per

capita) of the United States. Yet, plenty of cities have significant rates of crime and still retain major corporations and sustain population growth. The recently reaccredited St. Louis city school system has one of the lowest academic achievements out of the metro area school districts. With St. Louis Public Schools’ opposition to the competition of charter schools, it’s unlikely that families with children will flock to the city in large numbers, especially if they succeed in their effort to revoke charter school funding. These factors, coupled with the city leadership’s reluctance to explore ending the earnings tax, combine to form a pretty bleak outlook. In order to see a rapid turnaround such as one achieved in Dallas, we need innovators in city leadership who are willing to take a more centrist approach instead of clinging to ideas and policies that have brought the city to its current condition. At this weekend’s Show Me Politics mayoral debate, I will ask

each of the St. Louis city mayoral candidates about eliminating the earnings tax, which studies suggest is impeding growth in St. Louis and Kansas City. The ShowMe Institute’s Howard Wall, who did one such study, said,“I estimated that the earnings tax was responsible for about one-fourth of the population loss that St. Louis experienced between 1990 and 2000, and for about one-third of the city’s decrease in employment.” This is at least worth debating. Reversing a tax that appears to contribute to population and job losses should be an imperative for voters. While we’re on the subject, mayoral candidates should also debate phasing out the income tax over a 12-year period, which would place Missouri in the rarefied position of being a corporation and population magnet like Tennessee and Texas. The candidates are open to argue against it, using any data and statistics that prove tax-elimination proponents to be wrong. But are they afraid of

having the discussion? In 2010, voters approved a ballot measure that phased out any new earnings taxes and added a requirement that existing earnings taxes be reapproved through a vote every five years. That voters mandated this step tolls the warning bell on using the earnings tax as a primary means of funding St. Louis city’s operations. The way forward is complex, and there is no single prescription for what ails St. Louis. But serious consideration should be given to measures that have brought growth and prosperity to other major cities. We have a duty at this point, as we pivot to new leadership, to weigh candidates’ positions on taxation. Doing so provides an opportunity for directional shift that is sorely needed to reverse the population and business losses that plague St. Louis.

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Revolt of the attorneys general State oicials band together to sue and curb presidents. preferences, you must admit we are witnessing a remarkable phenomenon: the organic response of a constitutional system in which the traditional barriers to overreach have atrophied and a new check-and-balance emerges almost ex nihilo. Among the many unintended Congress has allowed itself to legacies of Barack Obama, one become an increasingly subordihas gone largely unnoticed: the nate branch. Look at how relucemergence of a novel form of tant Congress has been to even resistance to executive overreach, consider a new authorization for a check-and-balance improvised the use of force abroad, an area in in reaction to his various presiwhich, constitutionally, it should dential power grabs. be dominant. Look at today’s It’s the revolt of the state attorGOP Congress, having had years neys general, banding together to sue and curb the executive. And it to prepare to govern, now appearing so tentative, almost paralyzed. has outlived Obama. “Many Republican members,” Normally one would expect reports The Washington Post, Congress to be the instrument “are eager for Trump to provide of resistance to presidential clear marching orders.” The presitrespass. But Congress has been dent orders, Congress marches supine. The Democrats in par— that is not how the Founders ticular, approving of Obama’s drew it up. policy preferences, allowed him Hence the state free rein over Conattorneys general rise gress’ constitutional to check the president prerogatives. and his functionaries. Into that vacuum This is good. stepped the states. Not because it necFlorida and 12 othessarily produces the ers filed suit against best policy outcomes. Obamacare the day It often doesn’t. it was signed. They Not because judicial were later joined grants of standing are by 13 others, makalways correct. The ing their challenge 9th Circuit, in effect, the first in which a granted Minnesota majority of states Washington Attorney banded together to General Bob Ferguson and Washington standing to represent try to stop anything. the due process rights They did not of Yemeni nationals who’ve never always succeed, but they set foot in the United States — an succeeded a lot. They got imaginary harm to states that Obamacare’s forced Medicaid presupposes imaginary rights for expansion struck down, though Yemenis. Obamacare as a whole was And not because it’s necessarupheld. Later, a majority of states ily good for the judicial system to secured stays for two egregious acquire, through this process, yet EPA measures. One had given the more power. This really should feds sovereignty over the generation and distribution of electricity be adjudicated by the elected branches. Problem is: Congress (the Clean Power Plan), the other has abdicated. over practically every ditch and Nonetheless, the revolt of the pond in America (the Waters of AGs is to be celebrated. It is a the United States rule). Their most notable success was reassuring sign of the creativity blocking Obama’s executive order and suppleness of the American Constitution, of its amphibian that essentially would have legalcapacity to grow a new limb when ized 4 million illegal immigrants. an old one atrophies. “If Congress will not do their This is, of course, not the first job, at least we can do ours,” said time the states have asserted Obama. Not your job, said the themselves against federal power. courts. There was Fort Sumter, 1861, Democrats noticed. And now when the instruments employed with a Republican in the White were rather more blunt than the House, they’ve adopted the multistate lawsuit. All the more technique. Having lost control of reason to celebrate this modern Congress, they realize that one device. way to curb presidential power is I’m sure conservatives won’t to go through the states. They just like many of the outcomes over did on Trump’s immigration ban. the next four years, just as many Taking advantage of the courts’ liberals deeply disapproved of the increased willingness to grant Obama-blocking outcomes of the “standing” to the states, Washrecent past. ington state and Minnesota got a The point, however, is not outdistrict court to issue an injunccome but process. Remarkably, tion against Trump’s executive we have spontaneously developed order and got it upheld by the 9th a new one — to counter executive Circuit. Where the ban died. A singular victory. Democratic- willfulness. There’s a reason that after two and a half centuries the run states will be emboldened to French are on their Fifth Republic join together in opposing Trump and we are still on our first. administration measures issuing from both the agency rulings (especially EPA and the Department of Education) and presidential executive orders. Charles Krauthammer Is this a good thing? Regardletters@charleskrauthammer.com less of your party or policy Copyright The Washington Post CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Washington Post

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Blunt should support independent commission in Russia investigation Senator must admit that the committee on which he serves can no longer be trusted to be impartial. BY SUSAN CRAIG

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., took a rare public stance against his own party’s president a few weeks ago by declaring that his Senate Committee on Intelligence should conduct an “exhaustive” investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s connections with Russia. Since then we have learned that the Republican chairs of both the House and Senate intelligence committees have acted as agents of the White House. Both Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., complied with White House requests to speak off-the-record with reporters in an effort to refute allegations of Russian interference. It is time for Sen. Blunt to again take a stand on this issue by admitting that the committee on which he serves can no longer be trusted to be impartial. Sen. Blunt should voice his support for the formation of a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russian meddling in our democracy. This is certainly not a step any member of any congressional committee wants to take. Doing so would be an admission that Blunt’s committee can’t conduct its oversight role. Further, it relinquishes Blunt’s ability to shape both the investigation and its outcome. But this is a committee that operates in secret, often a blessing as it minimizes political posturing and allows for rare bipartisanship. The revelation that Chairman Burr is willing to do the White House’s bidding with the press makes secret proceedings and their conclusions suspect. Many congressional Republicans have dismissed the need for an investigation, alleging that there’s no proof of Russian interference or access. Well of course not; if there were proof, there would be no need for an investigation. Even with

Flynn gone as national security adviser, plenty of unanswered questions remain. There are two that strike me as important, based on my experience as an intelligence analyst. One, why would a trained intelligence professional knowingly and publicly open himself up to compromise? And who else is vulnerable — or already compromised? As any intelligence professional knows, being truthful about your transgressions is the only way through the clearance process. Pirating music, falling behind on your debt payments or even smoking pot will not prevent you from getting a secu-

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rity clearance. But lying about those things most certainly will. Not being truthful about past misbehaviors opens you up to the possibility of blackmail by determined adversaries looking for access to our nation’s secrets. Flynn most certainly knows this, and Russia is notoriously good at identifying such vulnerabilities. So why would Flynn engage in conversations with the Russian ambassador and then misrepresent the content of those calls to Vice President Mike Pence? In doing so, he could not have made it easier for the Russians to identify an

opening. Another thing all intelligence professionals — including Flynn — know is that the conversations of foreign officials are monitored. Surely Flynn read transcripts of similar conversations when he was the Defense Intelligence Agency director. So why would he deny the content of his conversation, while knowing that conversation was tapped by our nation’s own intelligence agencies (and most likely Russia’s intelligence services)? This leads me to the following conclusion: Either Flynn knew he was exposing himself to the Russians for exploitation or he already was compromised. The recent revelation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions exhibited the same behavior — engaging in conversations with the Russian ambassador and then denying their very existence — leads me to the same conclusion about him. Which begs the question: Who else at the highest level of our government is facilitating Russian access and influence? What about the president? Given that neither the congressional intelligence committees nor the FBI under Sessions’ leadership can be trusted to investigate this issue, an independent commission is the only way to explore this threat to our nation’s democracy. If Blunt were to support a bipartisan commission, he will bolster his credentials as a serious legislator who takes his oversight responsibility seriously, regardless of the party in power. Unfortunately, there are few Republicans in Congress courageous enough to challenge a White House that is swift in recriminations and retaliation. It would be an honor to be represented by one of the courageous ones. Susan Craig is an adjunct professor of international afairs at Washington University and former intelligence analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency. She can be reached at scraig@wustl.edu.


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Kelly, Shirley P. (nee Perkins) 93, of Kirkwood, p a s s e d a w a y p ea cefu l l y o n February 27, 2017 at Des Peres Hospital. Shirley was the beloved wife of the late John L. Kelly, loving mother of David (Debra) Kelly, Douglas (Cindy) Kelly and Richard Kelly. Dear grandmother and great-grandmother. Services: Family will have a private memorial at a later date. Family and friends can review and share stories, photos and condolences online at www.stlcremate.com.

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Allen, George "Gib" 74, of Sunset Hills, MO, passed Tues., Feb. 28, 2017. Services: Visitation, Sun. March 5, 2017 3pm - 7 pm Service Mon. Mar. 6, 10 am, CHAPEL HILL MORTUARY, Kirkwood, MO.

Bomze, Joseph Charles February 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Myra Bomze; dear father and father-in-law of Jon (Chris) Bomze, Rochelle Bomze and Kathryn (Steve) McCartney; dear grandfather of Sara (Chris) Gawenda; dear brother and brotherin-law of Harold (Ellie) Bomze and Ira (Suzanne) Bomze; dear brother-in-law of the late Lawrence Jay (Rebecca) Levine; dear uncle and friend. Services: Visitation Friday, March 3, between 11-11:30 a.m. at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd. Funeral service begins at 11:30 a.m. Interment immediately following at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 8430 Gravois Road, 63123. Memorial contributions preferred to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Conlon, John Carey 82, Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Feb. 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Helen (nee: Adams); loving father of Kelly (Tim) Adams and Karen (Robert) Giegling. Dear grandfather of Matthew, Christine and Andrew Adams, Jessica and J en n a Renken,Connor Giegling and stepgrandfather of Justin, Alexis and Jonathan Giegling. Dear brother and brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Services: Visitation Sun., March 5, 2-8pm at HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant MO. Funeral mass Mon., March 6 at St. Angela Merici, 3860 N. Hwy 67, Florissant MO. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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(nee Puder) passed away February 26, 2017. Beloved wife of James E. Kuehnlein, Sr.; dear mother of Robert, John, Christopher (Kelly) and James; grandmother of 10; great grandmother; aunt; sister, sister-in-law and friend to many. Services: Josie's life will be celebrated at a luncheon on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the Florissant Elks Lodge 2316, 16400 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO. ST. LOUIS CREMATION

Thursday, March 2, 2017. Beloved husband of Beverly Mackie; dear father of Valerie (Brian) Fitzgerald and Nancy (Oliver) Trojahn; grandfather of six and great-grandfather of eight. Dave was born in Greensboro,NC; attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; was senior vice president of Marsh & McLennan; past president of downtown Lion's Club and former board member of the downtown YMCA. Services: Memorial service at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820 Conway Rd., Chesterfield, on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m.

Martens, Kim age 60, of Ballwin, MO, entered into rest on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Beloved wife of Kyle Martens. Services: Funeral service from Immanuel Lutheran Church in Okawville, IL, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10 A.M. Friends may call at Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorials to American Cancer Society or to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Massey, Lucille E. "Betty Lou" Tues Feb. 28, 2017. Services to be held a later date. Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home.

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Monfort, Marie (nee Osborne) Fortified with the Sa cra men t s of H ol y Mother Church, Sat., Feb. 25, 2017. Dear wife of the late Frank L. Monfort; dear mother of Michael (L is a ) M o n f o r t , M a r y ( R o d ) Connolly, Jane (Tom) Johans, David (Mary) Monfort and Debbie Monfort; dear grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 5. Services: Memorial Mass Sat., March 4th, 10 a.m. at. St . Clement Catholic Church, 1510 Bopp Rd. Private Interment. Masses preferred or donations to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Bopp Chapel.

Newton, Jason Mathew passed away, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Servi c es : Visitation at Community Christian Church, 623 Meramec Station Rd. Manchester, MO, Monday, 5-8 p.m. Funeral service at Community Christian Church, Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. Pirvate Interment. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Pandolfo, Antonietta (nee Mangiera) Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Thurs., Mar. 2, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Pandolfo; dear mother and mother-in-law of Nick (Grace) and Tony Pandolfo; dear grandmother of Ellen (Justin) Huls and Paul (Jenna), Diane, Steven (Jamie) and Philip (Kristin) Pandolfo; our dear great-grandmother of 7, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend. Services: Funeral from ORTMANN'S, 9222 Lackland Rd., Overland, Mon., Mar. 6, 9:30 a.m. to Our Lady of the Presentation Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Sunday. Ortmann Funeral Home www.osfuneralhomes.com

Rosen, Dr. Jack B. March 1, 2017; beloved husband of Renee Kopolow Rosen; dear father and father-in-law of Michael (Margaret) Rosen and Lauren (Dean Yeazel) Rosen Yeazel; dear grandfather of Nicole and Lindsey Rosen, Maia and Morgan Yeazel; dear brother and brother-in-law of Brenda (Harold) Rodgers and Marian (Jonathan Goldberg) Rosen; dear brother-in-law of Peggy (Alan) Schaffer, John (Carol) Kopolow and Audrey (Peter) Hitch; our dear uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation Friday, March 3, 1:30 pm at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd. followed by funeral service at 2:00 pm. Interment Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to Magen David Adom, www.mdais.org, National Jewish Health in Denver(specialists in pulmonary care), www.nationaljewish.org or the charity of your choice. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Spalinger, Walter 90, of Ballwin entered into rest on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at DeGreeff Hospice House. Loving husband of Donna Spalinger of 61 years. Beloved brother, uncle, great-uncle and friend. Services: Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 11 a.m. until service time 1 p.m. at CHAPEL HILL MORTUARY, 10301 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, Missouri. Private interment at Oak Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to American Heart Assoication.

Weber, Timothy K. February 28, 2017. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother the Church. Much loved husband of Rita Weber, adored father of Amanda (Kirk) Hunter and Matthew (Megan) Weber, adored second father to Cassie Massie; brother of Steven (Debbie) Weber and Nora Weber Stokes; devoted grandfather to Josephine Hunter, Tesla Weber and Madison Massie; brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Private HOFFMEISTER

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North Korea: Heart attack, not poison, killed Kim Jong Nam Malaysia dismisses envoy’s response to oicial toxicology report BY EILEEN NG associated Press

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA • A North Korean envoy rejected

a Malaysian autopsy finding that VX nerve agent killed Kim Jong Nam, saying Thursday that the man probably died of a heart attack because he suffered from heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Malaysia dismissed the claim. The death of Kim, the estranged half brother of North Korea’s ruler, has unleashed a diplomatic battle between Malaysia and North Korea. The autopsy is especially sensitive because North Korea had asked Malaysia not to perform one, but authorities carried it out anyway, saying they were following the law. Also Thursday, amid growing fallout from the killing, Malaysia announced it is scrapping visa-free entry for North Koreans. Malaysian officials say two women smeared VX nerve agent — a banned chemical weapon — on Kim’s face as he waited for a flight at Kuala Lumpur’s airport on Feb. 13. Kim died within 20 minutes, authorities say. No bystanders reported falling ill. The women, who were caught on grainy surveillance video, have been charged with murder. Both say they were duped into thinking they were playing a harmless prank. Malaysia’s autopsy finding that VX nerve agent killed Kim boosted speculation that North Korea orchestrated the attack.

Experts say the oily poison was almost certainly produced in a sophisticated state weapons laboratory. North Korea has denied any role and accused Malaysia of bias. On Thursday, Ri Tong Il, the former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations, told a news conference that it made no sense to say the two women used such a deadly toxin without also killing or sickening themselves and people around them. Ri said Kim had a history of heart problems and had been hospitalized in the past. He said he understood that Malaysian officials found medication for diabetes, heart problems and high blood pressure in Kim’s belongings and concluded he wasn’t fit to travel. “This is a strong indication that the cause of death is a heart attack,” Ri said. North Korea does not acknowledge that it was Kim Jong Nam who died. Instead, it refers to the victim as Kim Chol, the name on the diplomatic passport he was carrying. Malaysia has confirmed that the victim was Kim Jong Nam. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar brushed of Ri’s claim of a heart attack. “We have our experts who are qualified to determine the cause of death of Kim Chol. Our investigations, supported by expert reports, confirmed that Kim Chol was murdered. North Korea can say what they like but the facts remain,” Khalid was

quoted as saying by the national Bernama news agency. Malaysian police said the attackers knew what they were doing and had been trained to go immediately to the bathroom and wash their hands. Police can’t confirm whether the two women may have been given antidotes before the attack. An antidote, atropine, can be injected after exposure and is carried by medics in war zones where weapons of mass destruction are suspected. The case has badly frayed once-warm ties between Malaysia and North Korea. While it isn’t one of North Korea’s key diplomatic partners, Malaysia has been one of the few places in the world where North Koreans could travel without a visa. As a result, for years, it has been a quiet destination for Northerners looking for jobs, schools and business deals. That could all change after Kim’s death. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the visafree arrangement with North Korea will be scrapped starting Monday for national security reasons. He also slammed the North Korean ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, who has accused Malaysia of “trying to conceal something” and “colluding with hostile forces.” “We don’t want to make enemies, but if they had used Malaysia for their own agenda, they should not accuse Malaysia and tarnish our image on the international stage,” Zahid said. “We will act firmly to guarantee the

safety of our people. Don’t ever use Malaysia as a base to do anything you like.” Custody of Kim Jong Nam’s body also has become a point of contention between the two countries. Malaysia has resisted giving up the body without getting DNA samples and confirmation from next of kin. Kim is believed to have two sons and a daughter with two women living in Beijing and Macau. North Korea has unsuccessfully demanded that Malaysia hand the body over. Malaysian authorities are seeking seven other North Korean suspects, four of whom fled the country on the day of Kim’s death and are believed to be back in North Korea. Others sought include the second secretary of North Korea’s embassy and an employee of North Korea’s state-owned airline, Air Koryo. Kim Jong Nam was estranged from his half brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He reportedly fell out of favor with their father, the late Kim Jong Il, in 2001, when he was caught trying to enter Japan on a false passport to visit Tokyo Disneyland. Isolated North Korea has a long history of ordering killings of people it views as threats to its regime. Kim Jong Nam was not known to be seeking political power, but his position as eldest son of the family that has ruled North Korea since it was founded could have made him appear to be a danger.

Evangelical mayor of Rio skips carnival

DIGEST Sweden initiates military draft for men, women Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its military needs. It has never had a military draft for women. The government said “the all-volunteer recruitment hasn’t provided the armed forces with enough trained personnel. The reactivating of conscription is needed for military readiness.” In September, non-NATOmember Sweden stationed permanent troops on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland. Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist described the move as sending a signal after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and its “increasing pressure” on the neighboring Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Merkel to work with Egypt on refugee crisis • German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday pledged to boost support for Egypt’s economic development and partner with Cairo to help address the region’s refugee crisis, with an eye on stemming the low of migrants to Europe. After meeting President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Merkel told reporters she had discussed providing assistance and equipment to stop human traickers from using Egypt as a transit country. Neither leader provided further details. “There are a variety of refugees in Egypt, and we would like these refugees to have better opportunities — as Egypt faces a big challenge, we are discussing concrete points,” she said at a joint news conference in the presidential palace. “We can imagine further support but have not reached this point yet.” Airstrike kills al-Qaida leader • A U.S. airstrike in Syria earlier this week killed the deputy leader of al-Qaida, known as Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, the group conirmed on Thursday. The death brings a signiicant blow to the terrorist network and points to the central role Syria has taken in its operations. Al-Masri, a veteran Egyptian militant, was the deputy of al-Qaida’s leader Ayman al-Zawahri, and the organization’s senior igure in Syria. EU lifts LePen’s immunity over tweeted images • The European Parliament voted Thursday to lift the immunity from prosecution for French far-right leader Marine Le Pen for tweeting gruesome images of Islamic State violence, a crime that carries up to three years in prison in France. The legislature voted by a broad majority in Brussels to clear the way for the possible prosecution of Le Pen, a parliament member, over tweets she made in December 2015 showing executions, including the killing of American reporter James Foley by Islamic State extremists. Under French law, publishing violent images can be punished by up to three years in jail and a ine of 75,000 euros ($78,800).

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A performer from the Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janeiro is carried into an ambulance Tuesday after a loat collapsed. After two loat accidents, revelers started speaking of a curse because evangelical Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella skipped the opening ceremony.

Rejection of revelry results in rancor — and some praise ASSOCIATED PRESS

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neiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella did the unthinkable over the last week: He snubbed the city’s legendary Carnival. And in doing so, the retired Pentecostal bishop exposed sharp divisions in a society known for easygoing attitudes toward sex and celebration but with a large-and-growing evangelical community that loathes a bacchanalia famed for its round-the-clock partying and overt erotic displays. Crivella’s unheard-of decision to stand up organizers at the Rio Carnival’s opening ceremony Friday night, then skip the city’s most important event entirely over the next several days, became one of the most talked about aspects of this year’s bash. It even led to accusations that his seemingly hands-off approach could have been a factor in two float accidents that happened during the Carnival’s central parades. Previous mayors have been front-and-center of lavish Carnival ceremonies. “There is no bigger job for a mayor than to follow closely

everything that happens during Carnival,” wrote Folha de S.Paulo columnist Alvaro Costa e Silva. “The recent (accidents) were related to a lack of regulation” by city authorities. But many evangelicals celebrated his decision to snub a festival they frown upon. “Crivella is a good man, a bishop,” said Maria Figuera, 80, a member of a chapter of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Crivella’s church. “As an evangelical, he should not be part of Carnival.” Carnival was always going to put the evangelical mayor in a tight spot. In the weeks leading up to the bash, Cariocas, as Rio residents are known, joked about whether Crivella might be photographed with a half-naked samba dancer or next to floats inspired by Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomble and Umbanda. Still, Crivella, who took power Jan. 1 after winning 59 percent of the vote, had promised not to let his faith get in the way of governing. Many argued that he broke that promise with Carnival. “When I read that the mayor wasn’t coming, it was as if he was saying that the 70,000 people who come to the Sambadrome and all the millions in the streets were bad people because we like Carnival,” said reveler

Carla Ferraz, 18. “He should be a better host.” In a lengthy statement Wednesday, Crivella said he decided not to go to the Sambadrome because “in my case it would have been demagogy.” “People of Rio reject a mayor with a mask, even during Carnival,” he wrote, apparently alluding to the clash between his religious beliefs and the celebrations. Crivella said that during the festivities, he was focused on the safety of the city and that his team had met to revise regulations so there are not future accidents during parades. Evangelicals have enjoyed a growing role in politics in Brazil, a center of extraordinary growth for their churches and also home to more Catholics than any other country in the world. Twenty-two percent of Brazilians currently identify as evangelical Christians, up from 5 percent in 1970. Congress’ “evangelical bloc,” representing about a fifth of seats in both chambers, has emerged as a political force that was influential in President Dilma Rousseff’s removal last year and pushes for conservative laws. Still, many Brazilians reject evangelicals, seeing them as judgmental and contrary to an easygoing attitude that is perva-

sive in the culture. For many, those beliefs were reinforced by Crivella’s handling of the situation. On Friday night, Crivella stood up the ceremony in which the mayor traditionally hands a symbolic key to the city to Rei Momo, or the king of carnal delights. After the organizers spent hours waiting, key in hand and looking dejected, the mayor sent the head of Rio’s tourism agency, who apologized and said Crivella’s wife was sick. Revelers didn’t buy the excuse, and their suspicions increased when two nights later the mayor and his wife, looking to be in fine health, were seen watching tennis at the Rio Open. “Crivella was the only Carioca who didn’t do anything during Carnival: He didn’t party and he didn’t work,” said taxi driver Rafael do Nascimento. “I expected better.” Nor did Crivella attend any of the parades at the Sambadrome, which began Saturday with second-tier schools and ended Tuesday with the most famous ones. After a float crashed into the crowd and injured 20 people on Sunday, revelers started speaking of a curse because the mayor skipped the opener. The talk was reinforced Tuesday when part of another float collapsed and injured 11 people.

Dozens of extremists killed in Somalia • At least 57 members of the al-Shabab extremist group were killed Thursday as African Union and Somali forces attacked one of its camps, the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia announced. It was one of the deadliest assaults on the al-Qaidalinked group by the joint forces. The multinational force said on Twitter that vehicles and equipment were destroyed in the morning assault on the al-Shabab camp outside Afmadhow and “a large cache of weapons” was captured. The statement said helicopter gunships supported the attack. There was no immediate word of casualties among the AU or Somali forces. Iraqi civilians lee Mosul on foot • Hundreds of Iraqi civilians continued to lee Mosul on foot Thursday as the Islamic State group launched ierce counterattacks on Iraqi positions along the city’s southwestern edge. The ight to rout Islamic State from western Mosul — the last urban Islamic State bastion in Iraq — is causing higher numbers of displaced people than previously seen in the 4½-month-long ofensive for Iraq’s second-largest city, according to a statement from the United Nations. “The situation is a disaster,” said Omar Saabr Hussein, who was among a group of western Mosul residents making their way out on Thursday along a highway that has become the main escape path for families leeing on foot. From news services


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New travel ban delayed After rollout resulted in a irestorm, White House takes its time ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK • President Donald Trump was barely in office when he signed an executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations. There was not a moment to waste, he said, because any delay would allow the “bad dudes” to rush into the U.S. Then federal courts struck down his ban and the White House said a new version would be coming. That was a month ago. The urgency seems to have faded. There has been no further legal appeal and announcement of a replacement order has been repeatedly postponed, a reflection of legal difficulties, shifting administration priorities and politics. It now won’t be unveiled until next week at the earliest, says a White House official. “The holdup flies in the face of the mythology as to why they needed to rush the bill in the first place,” said Doris Meissner, who was head of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for President Bill Clinton. “It was a contrived argument and a reflection of inexperience and a rush to fulfill a campaign promise.” The delay stands in stark contrast to the ban’s rollout, a swift action designed as the centerpiece of a barrage of executive orders to set a bold tone for the Trump administration’s first days. Trump signed it late on a Friday afternoon, prompting widespread protests at the nation’s airports while hardening battle lines between the president’s supporters and opponents. But the rushed order, composed with little outside consultation, drew fierce bipartisan criticism as federal agencies, foreign governments and travelers were left confused as to its contents, creating chaos at airports and leaving the White House to defend the rollout by saying that its speed was neces-

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sary. “If we waited five days, 10 days, six months to begin establishing the first series of controls, we would be leaving the homeland unnecessarily vulnerable,” said senior policy adviser Stephen Miller who, along with chief strategist Steve Bannon, was the architect of the ban. But the unveiling of a new order has been postponed at least three times since then, and the White House has changed its tone on the ban — in part by not talking about it. Shifting priorities, Trump has spent more time at events meant to boost his economic agenda and on Thursday appeared on an aircraft carrier to tout his plans for a military buildup. During his first speech to Congress on Tuesday, he did not specifically mention the ban, merely saying that the administration “will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe.” After Trump received high marks for that speech, aides scuttled plans to sign the new travel ban the next day, not wanting the controversial measure to overtake some of the best headlines of the young administration. Moreover, public opinion has shifted against the ban. A Quinnipiac poll conducted in early January, before details were known, found that Americans supported “suspending immi-

gration from ‘terror prone’ regions” by 48 percent to 42 percent. But a follow-up poll after the ban was implemented found a 12 point net swing against the idea of a travel ban. “This didn’t go right the first time: The optics at the airports were bad, and constituents flooded their lawmakers with calls,” said Linda Fowler, professor of government at Dartmouth College. “The White House must know it has to get it exactly right this time. When this ban is released, more lawsuits are coming. To lose a second time would be devastating.” Government lawyers who defended the ban in court the first time made its speed a crucial part of their argument. August Flentje, special counsel to the U.S. attorney general, told judges on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the need to quickly enforce the ban prevented the administration from gathering evidence that citizens from the seven countries, including refugees, pose a serious threat of terrorism, a claim the judges did not buy. When the court rejected the ban, the White House vowed to immediately and simultaneously appeal the decision and craft a new order, though Trump later acknowledged that delaying the first order might have helped it surmount legal challenges.

DIGEST Interior secretary rides horse to his new job Arriving on horseback Thursday, newly minted Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pledged he would devote more resources to national parks, boost the morale of department employees and bolster the sovereignty of American Indian tribes. Zinke — who was conirmed by the Senate on Wednesday by a 68 to 31 vote — rode with a mounted police escort to the Interior Department’s downtown Washington headquarters on Tonto, an Irish sport horse owned by the U.S. Park Police. Zinke later issued an order reversing a last-minute action by the Obama administration to ban lead ammunition and ish tackle used on national wildlife refuges. Zinke says the order issued Thursday will increase hunting, ishing and recreation opportunities on lands managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The order Zinke reversed would have phased out the use of lead ammunition and ishing tackle and was intended to protect birds from lead poisoning. Army investigated national security adviser • President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, was investigated by the Army and admonished two years ago for mishandling a case involving two junior oicers accused of sexual assault, military documents show. McMaster violated Army regulations by permitting the two lieutenants to attend the service’s elite Ranger School even though they were under criminal investigation, according to a report by the Army inspector general. The case against them was dropped months later after the Army determined the alleged victim was not a credible witness. For his oversight of the case, McMaster received a light rebuke, known as a “memorandum of concern.” Trump vows military will ‘start winning again’ • President Donald Trump choppered onto a hulking, gleaming aircraft carrier Thursday to rally momentum for his ambitious call for a major hike in military spending. Speaking aboard the carrier

Gerald R. Ford — the Navy’s newest nuclear-powered warship, which Trump celebrated as “a monument of American might” — the president vowed to reinvest billions of dollars in new vessels, ighter jets and other weapons of war to modernize what he has long decried as a depleted defense leet. “We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war and, if required, to ight war and to do only one thing,” Trump said to a few thousand sailors, shipbuilders and other oicials. “You know what that is. Win. Win! We’re going to start winning again.” World awaits girafe delivery • A pregnant girafe has its own website, a GoFundMe page, an apparel line and millions of people worldwide watching livestreaming video waiting for it to give birth. The 15-year-old long-legged YouTube star, named April, is expected to give birth any time now in her enclosed pen at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, N.Y., a rural upstate village 130 miles northwest of New York City. Since the privately owned zoo’s girafe cam began live-streaming video from April’s enclosure last week, the feed has totaled more than 15 million views on YouTube as people around the world check on the status of April’s 15-month pregnancy. Asylum-seeker granted bond to get treatment • An immigration judge granted bond Thursday to a Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States, allowing her to leave an immigration detention facility in Texas to seek treatment for a brain tumor. Sara Beltran Hernandez’s family in New York posted her $15,000 bond after the hearing and she was released late Thursday from the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, south of Fort Worth, an Amnesty International oicial said. “She’s going to get medical treatment hopefully in New York. She might get checked out here irst to make sure she’s OK to travel. Then she’ll be treated there,” Beltran Hernandez’s lawyer, Fatma Marouf, said after the hearing in Dallas. From news services

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Jailing of 7 oicers in Baltimore shakes justice system Assignment to gun task force connected them to many cases BY JULIET LINDERMAN associated Press

BALTIMORE • They were just seven officers on a police force of more than 3,000, but the Baltimore detectives charged in a federal indictment with theft, fraud and conspiracy had an outsized crime-fighting role in a city plagued by violence. The U.S. Justice Department document calls into question each and every case touched by these men, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the city’s already fragile criminal justice system. “It’s a nightmare,” said Natalie Finegar, Baltimore’s deputy public defender. “There’s going to be hundreds, and we’ll sort through every story.” They were members of the Gun Trace Task Force, a unit dedicated to getting illegal guns of the streets of Baltimore, and were involved in hundreds of cases in the past two years. Federal prosecutors say they used their position to terrorize the community. The indictment describes them threatening the innocent, detaining people on false pretenses, stealing their money, faking police reports, lying to investigators and defrauding the department. The fallout had begun even before Finegar arrived at her office Thursday morning. Less than 24 hours after their surrender, a man waiting for her in the lobby said he’d been wrongfully arrested by one of the oicers. The indictment announced by U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday says the accused officers roamed the streets robbing residents, filing phony reports to cover up their crimes and

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flagrantly disregarding reform eforts by turning of their body cameras. Prosecutors said in court Thursday that witnesses were “terrified” that the oicers or their colleagues will retaliate against them and that some of the oicers had been “tipped of” to the federal probe investigation by other police officers and an assistant state’s attorney. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise also said one witness the detectives dealt with testified that she didn’t even realize they were police: “She said she thought they were ‘thugs who were going to rape and kill’ her,” Wise said. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was not informed of the probe until the indictment was announced on Wednesday, Rosenstein said. Shortly thereafter, her office issued a statement saying the charges would have “pervasive implications on active investigations and pending cases.” Mosby told reporters Thursday that she hadn’t heard about a member of her staff communicating with the oicers. A spokeswoman for Mosby did not return multiple calls for more detailed comment. The oicers charged with racketeering are detectives Momodu Gondo, Evodio Hendrix, Daniel Hersl, Wayne Jenkins, Jemell

Rayam, Marcus Taylor and Maurice Ward. Gondo also is charged with participating in a drug conspiracy. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Gallagher ordered six of the officers to remain jailed pending trial due to the “egregious breach of public trust.” The seventh will have his detention hearing Friday. Rosenstein on Wednesday said his oice “quietly” dropped five federal cases in which one or more of the officers were involved in arresting or charging the suspects and indicated that there could be more. Defense attorneys are reviewing their cases to see what to do. “First, to make sure anyone with an open case — if they’re incarcerated or if they’re on the street and their lives have been on

hold — there could be false allegations,” Finegar said. “Then, there are cases we’ve just recently handled while the investigation was ongoing, and there’s substantial, credible evidence that these officers shouldn’t have been allowed to testify and represent the police department,” she said. “In some cases, individuals took plea bargains because they thought they’d never be believed over a police oicer. Or they’ve gone to trial and the attorney hasn’t had the benefit to cross-examine the officers about their credibility. It’s so pervasive,” Finegar said. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday that the officers represent only a tiny fraction of a force full of good and honest officers. But because the Gun Trace Task Force was responsible for removing guns from the streets, their fingerprints are everywhere. And as word of their charges spread in the department, oicers weren’t surprised, Davis said. Some of the oicers have already cost taxpayers in settlements over abuse allegations. The Baltimore Sun reported in 2014 that the city settled three cases involving Hersl, including a complaint brought by a man who accused him of breaking his nose and jaw and a woman who said he broke

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LOCUST PLAGUE Property owner hopes his lawsuit against Locust Business District forces change District has responded by launching new website, posting meeting notices, minutes BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Many property owners are willing to tax themselves a little more to support an organization that can pay for extra security, maintenance and marketing in their neighborhood. Few, however, are willing to spend thousands of dollars on a lawsuit to ensure those special taxing districts are being run efectively. But for more than a year, Bob Wood has been battling in court with the Locust Business Dis-

trict, which collects a special property tax estimated to bring in about $325,000 this year to fund security and events in an area stretching from Downtown West to Midtown. Wood, the owner of the Majestic Stove and Adler Lofts in the district, took his case to trial in St. Louis Circuit Court this week, where his attorney, Elkin Kistner, grilled Locust Business District board members about meeting minutes, budgeting and the tedium of administerSee LOCUST • Page B5

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This building, the former headquarters of the Majestic Stove Company, built in 1895, was converted into residential lofts. The building is on 20th Street between Washington Avenue and Delmar Boulevard.

Biotech startup Canopy charts quick path to revenue Research-tools company was started by ex-Sage executives

St. Francois County may soon have psychiatric beds again Provider seeks OK for 16-bed adult center BY SAMANTHA LISS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Research Manager Rachel Delston works Thursday at Canopy Biosciences on a primer for a kit that modulates gene expression.

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The rap on St. Louis’ biotech industry is that all of its startups are years away from selling products, with no big success stories yet. Don’t tell that to Ed Weinstein, co-founder and chief executive of Canopy Biosciences. Canopy is launching its first product just months after being founded, and it expects to quickly achieve profitability. Moreover, Weinstein has

already achieved the kind of lucrative exit that’s rare in St. Louis. The exit was Sage Labs, which provided genetically modified rats and other animals to medical researchers. It was spun out of Sigma-Aldrich in 2013 and sold to a British company 18 months later for $48 million. David Smoller, Sage’s CEO, and Weinstein, its president, joined the BioGenerator, a St. Louis entity that nurtures and invests in fledgling life-sciences companies, as entrepreneurs in residence. Their goal was to find research-tools See NICKLAUS • Page B5

Rachel Delston works at Canopy, which specializes in tools for genetic engineering, molecular biology and personalized medicine.

There have been no adult psychiatric hospital beds in St. Francois County for more than a year now, but that may soon change. A behavioral health provider is seeking approval to open Bridge Tree Behavioral Hospital in Farmington, a 16-bed in-patient psychiatric unit for adults. For $833,000, Vicky Winick, president of Mineral Area Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, wants to renovate a current facility at 510 West Pine Street for what would technically be considered a hospital. Area behavioral health advocates are excited about the news. Candy Zarcone, president of the St. Francois County Mental Health Board, said the lack of beds for patients with mental health issues had put a strain on area health providers, law enforcement and families of patients in need. Patients who need mental health care are either forced to wait in the emergency department for days while an inpatient psychiatric bed opens up somewhere else in the state, or they go without care, Zarcone said. And sometimes, they end up in the county jail, said Dennis Smith, vice president of the mental health board and administrator for the St. Francois County jail. “When families don’t have options, they end up here,” Smith said of the jail. In the last year, he said, more individuals who he believes needed further mental health evaluations have been brought to the jail. A lack of resources meant those individuals were released without being evaluated, he said. See HOSPITAL • Page B5

Pharmacists sworn to secrecy as insurers force customers to overpay ‘It’s like crack cocaine. They just can’t get enough.’ BY JARED S. HOPKINS • Bloomberg

Eric Pusey has to bite his tongue when customers at his pharmacy cough up co-payments far higher than the cost of their low-cost generic drugs, thinking their insurance is getting them a good deal. Pusey’s contracts with drug-benefit managers at his Medicap Pharmacy in Olyphant, Pa., bar him from volunteering the fact that for many cheap, generic medicines, co-pays some-

times are more expensive than if patients simply pay out of pocket and bypass insurance. The extra money — what the industry calls a clawback — ends up with the benefit companies. Pusey tells customers only if they ask. “Some of them get fired up,” he said. “Some of them get angry at the whole system. Some of them don’t even believe that what we’re telling them is accurate.” See DRUGS • Page B4

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Impact Strategies is helping to expand and modernize Belleville’s City Hall.

Impact Strategies has begun asbestos remediation and demolition as part of a renovation project to help expand and modernize Belleville’s City Hall. The $4.5 million project also involves changes to make the building ADA accessible, updates to the main administration areas on the first and second floors, security enhancements in the city council chambers, and the addition of a balcony in the council chambers for additional seating. Earlier last year, Impact Strategies completed construction of Belleville’s new $15 million police department headquarters. The City Hall renovation is expected to be completed this summer.

Loop Trolley Company hires three More positions have been filled to run the Loop Trolley. The Loop Trolley Company has hired Tiffanie Manning as director of operations, Mike Lieb as maintenance leader and Anthony Wallace as safety and training specialist, the company said this week. Manning, of Belleville, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the trolley. She was the manager of rail transportation for the Norfolk, Va.based Hampton Roads Transit, where her work included testing for the startup of its 7.4-mile light-rail system and its day-to-day operations. Before that, she held various positions at Metro Transit in St. Louis. Lieb, of Okawville, Ill., will be responsible for leading other workers in the inspection, testing and maintenance of the trolleys and operating systems. He

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BUSINESS CALENDAR SATURDAY SMALL BUSINESS • SCORE presents this seminar on how to start and manage your own business. • 8:15 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 202, St. Louis • $60 preregistered, $70 at the door. Register: http://conta.cc/2mBaMfR MARKETING • SCORE presents this seminar on using direct mail. • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 203, St. Louis • $35 preregistered, $45 at the door. Register: http://conta.cc/2lPjhVk

MONDAY BUYING A BUSINESS • SCORE presents this workshop on buying a business or franchise. • 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 202, St. Louis • $35 preregistered, $45 at the door. Register: http://conta.cc/2leGzSM SALES • SCORE presents this workshop on increasing leads and sales with Customer Relationship Management. • 6-9 p.m.; Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 203, St. Louis • $35 preregistered, $45 at the door. Register: http://conta.cc/2lVMe45

Elizabeth Lawson was named vice president of finance for Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital. In her new role, Lawson will be responsible for implementing strategic business plans and overseeing financial operations and Lawson various support functions for both hospitals. Previously, Lawson was director of financial planning and analysis at BJC HealthCare. Before joining BJC HealthCare in 2014, Lawson worked for Express Scripts. Lawson holds a master’s in business administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

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BUSINESS BULLETIN BOARD Clinton County Electric Cooperative Inc. in Breese, Ill., won a safety leadership award at the 2017 Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative’s Safety Supervisory Technical Conference. Geodata IT was named the 2017 Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Chameleon Integrated Services, as part of the Defense Information Systems Agency Service Support Environment/Global Service Desk Team, received the 2016 Department of Defense Chief Information Oicer Award for Cyber and IT Excellence in the team category.

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Winco Windows hired Becky Lahr as master scheduling manager. NewGround appointed Tim Murphy as vice president of business development. James P. McCune joined Brinker & Doyen LLP as an associate. St. Johns Bank added Eric Pierceield as vice president-commercial lending. The C.L. Smith Co. hired Sarah Macdonald as CEO and president and added Dan Wheeler to the outside sales team. S.M. Wilson & Co. promoted Jackie Tripi to project engineer.

WEDNESDAY FACILITIES • The St. Louis chapter of the International Facility Management Association hosts this program on creating a workplace designed to attract new talent. • 5-7 p.m., CannonDesign, 1100 Clark Avenue, St. Louis • Free to members and one guest, $35 for nonmembers. Register: http://ifmastl.org/ meetinginfo.php

THURSDAY NETWORKING • The St. Louis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women holds its 12th Annual Networking Awards. • 5-7:30 p.m., St. Louis Woman’s Club, 4600 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis • $75 for members, $90 for nonmembers. Register: www.crewstl.org

Deadline extended for Top Workplaces nominations Again this year, we’re recognizing the best employers in the St. Louis region — successful organizations that attract and retain the best talent. But we need your help. Nominations for our annual Top Workplaces special issue can come from anybody — workers, customers, executives, competitors, suppliers — and they can be any type of employer in the greater St. Louis region, no matter the size. We’ve recognized major corporations, small businesses, nonproit groups and even government agencies. This year, to ensure we have the

broadest-possible participation, we’ve decided to extend our deadline for nominations until March 24. Employees of nominated irms that choose to participate will be asked to respond to a conidential 24-question survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, our research partner. The surveys will be used to rank employers. Winners will be announced in a special section to be published on June 25. Workplace Dynamics, which works with more than 40 newspapers including the Post-Dispatch, last year surveyed more than 2.6 million employees at 6,500

organizations. There are plenty of advantages to being named a Top Workplace. It’s a way to spread the word about your great place to work. And the survey results can help participating employers validate achievements, reveal problem areas and set a foundation for new goals. To nominate an employer: Go to stltoday.com/nominate For more information, call 314-561-9028 Nominations are due March 24


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TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND GET THE LATEST NEWS • STLTODAY.COM /BUSINESS Banks and other financial companies pulled stocks lower Thursday, erasing some of their day-earlier gains, when indexes soared to record highs. Materials and industrial companies also fell. Energy stocks declined along with the price of oil.

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BUSINESS DIGEST Jobless claims drop amid labor market tightening • The number of Americans iling for unemployment beneits fell to near a 44-yearlow last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the irst quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment beneits dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 223,000 for the week ended Feb. 25, the lowest level since March 1973, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Data for the prior week was revised to show 2,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. It was the 104th straight week that claims remained below 300,000, a threshold associated with a healthy labor market. That is the longest stretch since 1970, when the labor market was much smaller. It is now at or close to full employment, with an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent. ETrade joins rivals in cutting fees • Discount brokerage ETrade Financial Corp. joined rivals in slashing trade commissions amid intense competition to attract customers. The company said Thursday that it lowered its trade commission by about 30 percent to $6.95 from $9.99 for all customers. Fidelity Investments Inc., Charles Schwab Corp. and TD Ameritrade slashed trade commissions earlier this week, accelerating the race to zero and foreshadowing a more important battle to win clients for potentially more lucrative services. Mortgage rates head lower again • Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week, breaking a holding pattern that prevailed for more than a month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said the rate on 30-year, ixed-rate loans declined to 4.10 percent from 4.16

percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.64 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent through 2016, the lowest level in records dating to 1971. The rate on 15-year mortgages slipped to 3.32 percent from 3.37 percent last week. Kroger same-store sales drop unexpectedly • Supermarket operator Kroger Co. reported a surprise decline in holiday-quarter, same-store sales on Thursday, hurt by falling grocery prices and ierce competition. Excluding fuel, sales from stores open for at least a year fell 0.7 percent, widely missing analysts’ average estimate of a 0.1 percent rise, according to Consensus Metrix. Net income fell to $506 million, or 53 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 28, from $559 million, or 57 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts on average expected earnings of 52 cents per share. Kroger said net sales rose 5.5 percent to $27.61 billion, beating analysts’ average estimate of $27.31 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Kroger, the nation’s biggest traditional grocer, owns the fastgrowing Ruler Foods brand, which has about a dozen St. Louis area stores. Ford recalling 36,000 vehicles for air bag defect • Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 36,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because their air bags may not inlate properly. The recall afects the 2016-2017 Ford Edge, 2016-2017 Lincoln MKX and 2017 Lincoln Continental. The air bags were made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., but they don’t have the same deadly problem that has led to a recall of millions of Takata air bags. In Ford’s case, the air bags may not ill

completely because of misaligned components. Barnes & Noble shares drop after weak quarter • Barnes & Noble investors were bracing for weak results over the holidays. What they got was worse. The bookstore chain posted proit of 96 cents in its iscal third quarter, well below the $1.13 analysts estimated. And same-store sales — a closely watched benchmark — plunged 8.3 percent. That was the biggest holiday-quarter decline since 2005. Total sales for the period fell 8 percent to $1.3 billion. The stock fell 8.6 percent on Thursday to close at $9.05. That followed an 11 percent decline this year through Wednesday’s close. Smith & Wesson parent to open central Missouri facility • A gun and hunting equipment company plans to open a new distribution and operations facility in central Missouri that could employ several hundred people. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced the expansion plans Thursday for American Outdoor Brands Corp. in a Facebook video that features the former Navy SEAL governor iring guns — much as he did in his campaign ads. Greitens says the $55 million, 500,000 square-foot facility could bring 325 new jobs to the Columbia area. The Missouri Department of Economic Development says the company could receive more than $7.5 million of state incentives if it meets job-creation goals. American Outdoor Brands is the parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp. From staf and wire reports

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NEW YORK • Banks and

other financial companies led a slide in U.S. stocks Thursday, erasing some of the gains from a day earlier, when indexes soared to their latest record highs. Materials and industrials companies also fell sharply. Energy stocks declined along with the price of crude oil. Utilities and phone company stocks bucked the broader market slide. Investors mostly focused on the latest batch of company news and earnings reports. Traders had an eye on the Federal Reserve amid growing speculation this week that the central bank will raise interest rates again later this month. “You have the market wondering if the economy is in fact strong enough for a rate hike at this point,” said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial. “After the run-up we had yesterday, this is a good excuse for the market to pause.” The Dow Jones industrial average lost 112.58 points, or 0.5 percent, to 21,002.97. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 14.04 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,381.92. The Nasdaq composite index slid 42.81 points, or 0.7 percent, to 5,861.22. Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market. The Russell 2000

index gave up 17.97 points, or 1.3 percent, to 1,395.67. The stock market was coming off its biggest single-day gain in nearly four months. Bond prices fell, pushing yields higher. The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 2.48 percent from 2.46 percent late Wednesday. Various Federal Reserve officials have signaled recently that they are closer to supporting another rate hike. The central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point in December. That followed a quarterpoint increase in December 2015, which was the first hike in nearly a decade. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and two other Fed oicials are scheduled to deliver speeches on Friday. Investors will be listening for any hints of what the Fed will do at their next policy meeting this month. “While it’s plausible the Fed lets the U.S. economy run hot before acting, the economic backdrop, in our view, warrants a Fed hike in March,” said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. “In a slow-growth, improving environment we think that’s favorable for equities.” Banks, which investors bid sharply higher Wednesday on hopes that higher interest rates would help them earn more from lending, were the biggest losers Thursday.


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U.S. authorities raid Caterpillar’s Illinois facilities Company says search may be related to IRS investigation of Swiss subsidiary REUTERS

CHICAGO • Federal law enforce-

ment officials searched three facilities of heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday, prompting a sharp sell-of in the company’s stock. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney Office for the Central District of Illinois, Sharon Paul, confirmed that federal law enforcement officials conducted searches at locations in Peoria, East Peoria and Morton, Ill., but did not say why federal agents had raided the three locations. Caterpillar, in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon, said the search might be related to an Internal Revenue Service investigation of profits earned by a Swiss subsidiary. Agencies involved in the search included the IRS’ Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Export Enforcement, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s Office of Inspector General, Paul said. Oicials at the agencies could not be reached for comment. Caterpillar shares fell 4.3 percent to close at $94.36 on the New York Stock Exchange after trading as low as $92.84. Caterpillar is fighting an Internal Revenue Service demand

FRED ZWICKY • Peoria Journal Star

Federal oicials gather at their vehicles Thursday as they execute a search warrant at the Caterpillar facility in Morton, Ill., one of three Caterpillar facilities they are searching in the Tri-County area.

that the company pay $2 billion in taxes and penalties for profits assigned to a Swiss parts distribution subsidiary, Caterpil-

Boeing cuts 1,800 Seattle factory, engineering jobs Most workers are leaving through voluntary buyouts, retirements FROM NEWS SERVICES

Boeing is shrinking its Seattle-area workforce by at least 1,800 jobs this year as the company streamlines operations in a brutally competitive commercial-aircraft market. Boeing has accepted slightly more than 1,500 voluntary layofs from its machinists, a union spokeswoman said Thursday, part of the jet maker’s drive to cut costs through job reductions and other measures. The reductions had been announced last year and workers had until Feb. 1 to apply. “These are all voluntary, where people planned to retire or had other plans,” said Connie Kelliher of District 751 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Another 305 engineers and technical workers are leaving voluntarily, said Bill Dugovich, a spokesman for their union, the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. Boeing offered the buyouts to workers last year as part of an 8 percent workforce reduction at its commercial airplane business. The unit had about 74,600 workers at the end of February. Boeing said in December that it would cut an as-yet-undetermined number of jobs in 2017. The company has about 30,000 unionized machinists in Washington state. Boeing has said its reductions will come through voluntary layofs, retirements and in some cases involuntary layoffs. But no machinists have had involuntary layofs for several years, Kelliher said. Boeing’s shares fell 0.5 percent to close Thursday at $182.99. Reuters and Bloomberg contributed to this report.

lar SARL, or CSARL, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That subsidiary was also the subject

of a 2014 Senate committee report that concluded Caterpillar shifted billions in profits abroad and had $2.4 billion in taxes de-

ferred or avoided from 2012. Caterpillar, in its 2016 annual report, said it was “vigorously contesting” the IRS demand. “We believe that the relevant transactions complied with applicable tax laws and did not violate judicial doctrines,” it stated. Caterpillar also disclosed in its report that it had received grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois seeking information related to the movement of cash among U.S. and non-U.S. subsidiaries, and the purchase and resale of replacement parts by Caterpillar Inc. and non-U.S. Caterpillar subsidiaries, including Caterpillar SARL. Caterpillar said it was cooperating with the investigation and did not believe it would have a material impact on its finances. The facility in Morton, according to the company’s website, is responsible for receiving and shipping replacement parts to parts facilities and Caterpillar dealers worldwide. Seven people, all wearing jackets marked either “IRS special agent” or “Police federal agents,” entered the Caterpillar headquarters, according to a video posted by the Peoria Journal Star. Several of the agents were armed, while others were pulling large black roller bags as they entered the building.

Schnucks’ warehouse operator XPO laying of 204 in St. Louis County

HHGregg plans to close 88 stores, including one in Chesterield

Companies are embroiled in ight over pay, contract termination

Electronics retailer will cut 1,500 jobs, hopes to avert bankruptcy

BY LISA BROWN • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

XPO Logistics is laying of 204 employees in St. Louis County amid a dispute between the company and Schnuck Markets. Maryland Heights-based Schnucks, which has 100 grocery stores in five states, hired Greenwich, Conn.based XPO to staf the grocer’s 915,000-square-foot warehouse in Kinloch that opened in mid-2016. Last month, XPO sued Schnucks for breach of contract, alleging Schnucks failed to pay it more than $1.3 million. XPO also alleged the Kinloch building’s opening was rushed and it was unable to properly perform its warehouse management services. Schnucks has denied the allegations in XPO’s lawsuit and told the Post-Dispatch it terminated the contract with XPO because XPO failed to operate the warehouse properly under the terms of its contract. In a letter to Missouri economic development officials notifying the state of looming layoffs, XPO said that as a result of the contract termination with Schnucks, it was laying of 119 full- and part-time employees at the Kinloch facility, 46 employees in Hazelwood and 39 employees in Vinita Park. All of the layofs will be efective by April 20 or earlier, XPO’s letter states. Schnucks’ decision last year to lay of 190 of its union employees and replace them with non-union workers employed by XPO, a third-party logistics provider, was met with opposition. The nearly 7,000 members of Teamsters Local 688, which represented the workers laid of last year, announced a boycott of Schnucks stores beginning in June. Schnucks said it was in the process of hiring a replacement for XPO. “Schnucks is now working to secure another logistics partner for an orderly and seamless transition and will do everything we can to ensure customers will not be impacted,” Schnucks spokesman Paul Simon said.

Troubled electronics retailer HHGregg Inc. has approved a plan to close 88 of its 220 stores, including one in Chesterfield, according to a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Chesterfield store, situated at 17397 Chesterfield-Airport Road, is one of four HHGreggs in the St. Louis area. The Fairview Heights, Fenton and St. Peters stores are not afected by the closings, according to the company’s filing. The chain also is closing six stores in northern and central Illinois — in Schaumburg, Bloomingdale, Arlington Heights, Niles, Springfield and Champaign. Distribution and delivery centers in Miami, Philadelphia and Brandywine, Md., will be shuttered, the company said. Current inventory in the stores will be sold in coming weeks, with store closings expected to be complete by mid-April, the retailer said in the filing. Approximately 1,500 jobs will be cut, the company said. The chain has been looking for an out-of-court solution to prevent a bankruptcy filing, according to news reports. A particularly weak holiday sales period for the retailer, marked by a 24 percent drop in revenue in the period ended Dec. 31, pushed the retailer to the brink. On Feb. 15, it hired Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. and Miller Buckfire & Co. to help find ways to improve liquidity and stem the red ink, prompting speculation that it might file for bankruptcy protection this month. The store closings announced Thursday appear to be a move to avoid that. In a statement, HHGregg President and CEO Robert J. Riesbeck called the closings a “proactive decision to streamline our store footprint in the markets where we have been, and will continue to be, important to our customers, vendor partners and communities.”

Suits claim racketeering, breach of contract, lawbreaking DRUGS • FROM B1

Clawbacks, which can be as little as $2 a prescription or as much as $30, may boost profits by hundreds of millions for benefits managers and have prompted at least 16 lawsuits since October. The legal cases as well dozens of receipts obtained by Bloomberg and interviews with more than a dozen pharmacists and industry consultants show the growing importance of the clawbacks. “It’s like crack cocaine,” said Susan Hayes, a consultant with Pharmacy Outcomes Specialists in Lake Zurich, Ill. “They just can’t get enough.” The cases arrive at a critical juncture in the quartercentury debate over how to make health care more affordable in America. President Donald Trump is promising to lower drug costs, saying the government should get better prices and the pharmaceutical industry is “getting away with murder.” The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, a benefits-manager trade group, says it expects greater scrutiny over its role in the price of medicine and wants to make its case “vocally and efectively.” Suits have been filed against insurers UnitedHealth Group Inc., which owns manager OptumRx; Cigna Corp., which contracts with that manager; and Humana Inc., which runs its own. Among the accusations are defrauding patients through racketeering, breach of contract and violating insurance laws. “Pharmacies should always charge our members the lowest amount outlined under their plan when filling prescriptions,” UnitedHealthcare spokesman Matthew Wiggin said in a statement. “We believe these lawsuits are without merit and will vigorously defend ourselves.” Mark Mathis, a Humana spokesman, declined to comment. Matt Asensio, a Cigna spokesman, said the company didn’t comment on litigation. “Patients should not have to pay more than a network drugstore’s submitted charges to the health plan,”

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A pharmacy tech prepares medication at a pharmacy in Edmond, Okla., in 2010. Price “clawbacks” are being challenged in court.

Charles Cote, a spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, said in a statement. Benefit managers are obscure but influential middlemen. They process prescriptions for insurers and large employers that back their own plans, determine which drugs are covered and negotiate with manufacturers on one end and pharmacies on the other. They have said their work keeps prices low, in part by pitting rival drugmakers against one other to get better deals. The clawbacks work like this: A patient goes to a pharmacy and pays a co-pay amount — perhaps $10 — agreed to by the pharmacy benefit manager, or PBM, and the insurers who hire it. The pharmacist gets reimbursed for the price of the drug, say $2, and possibly a small profit. Then the benefits manager “claws back” the remainder. Most patients never realize there’s a cheaper cash price. “There’s this whole industry that most people don’t know about,” said Craig Raabe, a lawyer in Connecticut

who represents people accusing the companies of defrauding them. “The customers see that they go in, they are paying a $10 co-pay for amoxicillin, having no idea that the PBM and the pharmacy have agreed that the actual cost is less than a dollar, and they’re still paying the $10 co-pay.” Lawsuits began in October in multiple states, and some have since been consolidated. Most cite an investigation by New Orleans television station Fox 8, which featured interviews with Louisiana pharmacists whose faces and voices were obscured. Many plans require pharmacies to collect payment when prescriptions are filled and prohibit them from waiving or reducing the amount. They can’t even tell their customers about the clawbacks, according to the suits. Contracts obtained by Bloomberg prohibit pharmacists from publicly criticizing benefit managers or suggesting that customers obtain the medication cheaper by paying out of pocket. Pharmacists who contract with OptumRx in 2017 could be terminated for “actions detrimental to the provider network,” doing anything that “disparages” it or trying to “steer” customers to other coverage or discounted plans, according to an agreement obtained by Bloomberg. “They’re usually take-it-or-leave-it contracts,” said Mel Brodsky, who just retired as chief executive oicer of Pennsylvania’s Keystone Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance, which buys drugs on behalf of independent pharmacies. OptumRx is among the three largest benefit managers that combine to process 80 percent of the prescriptions in the U.S. The two others, Express Scripts Holding Co. and CVS Caremark, haven’t been accused of clawbacks. CVS doesn’t use them, it said in a statement. Express Scripts, which is based in north St. Louis County, is so opposed that it explains the practice on its website and promises customers will pay the lowest price available.


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Snap shares soar in market debut Canopy lipped Some hope its IPO can boost the lagging IPO market WASHINGTON POST

Snap, the parent company of the ephemeral messaging service Snapchat, outstripped expectations for its stock market debut Thursday, closing at $24.48 per share for a value of about $28 billion. The IPO was a massive success for cofounders Evan Speigel and Bobby Murphy, who founded the company in 2011 out of their Stanford University dorm rooms. Now both are billionaires before the age of 30. The company saw a healthy pop in its first moments of trading, opening at $24 — roughly 40 percent higher than the company’s price of $17 per share, and far higher than the company’s original $14-$16 range. The steady trading at the higher price showed the great demand for Snap’s initial public ofering. Some are hoping that Snap’s debut can revive a lagging IPO market, as Barron’s reported, and encourage other tech firms to make their debuts. Snapchat, Snap’s main service, has a loyal user base of 158 million people who use it to send 2.5 billion messages every day, according to its initial public ofering filing. Though it has yet to profit of that popularity, it is growing its revenue, which was $404.5 million in 2016. The firm has invested substantially in working with media partners — including The Washington Post — to deliver news and analysis to its predominantly young audience. The company’s growth has been

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Steve Horowitz, Snap’s vice president of engineering, wears Snap Spectacles on the company’s irst day of trading Thursday at the New York Stock Exchange.

largely driven by younger users, who spend more than 30 minutes on it per day, according to the company’s filing. Snapchat’s growth, however, is being driven more and more by older users, according to the research firm eMarketer. The firm projects that 6.4 percent of Snapchat’s users this year will be between ages 45 and 54, showing that its expanding its appeal among older users — even as fewer younger users join the network. But some analysts still caution that Snap has to prove itself. James Gellert, chief executive of the analysis firm

No bonuses for A-B InBev execs after proit decline in Brazil BLOOMBERG

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito will miss out on a bonus for the first time since 2008 after earnings at the Budweiser maker missed analysts’ estimates for a seventh straight quarter. Chief Financial Officer Felipe Dutra will also get nothing from the bonus pool, the Leuven, Belgium-based company said Thursday as it announced an increase to its cost-saving target that left some analysts disappointed. Fourth-quarter results missed estimates at almost all levels as the brewer continues to struggle with a slump in its key market of Brazil. Adjusted fourth-quarter earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization fell to $5.25 billion, the brewer said in a statement. Analysts expected $5.64 billion. A-B InBev also said it Brito expected to incur costs of $900 million over three years to achieve the savings goals. Brito pledged for a better performance in 2017 as revenue growth accelerates. “If you own a bakery and don’t make any money one year, you don’t get a bonus — this is the same thing,” he said at a press conference in Leuven. “After a bad year, that’s when you see leaders rising to the occasion.” Spending power in Brazil, A-B InBev’s largest market after the U.S., is nosediving amid record rates of unemployment, bedeviling consumer-goods makers including Nestle and Unilever. Lower shipments and a decline in A-B InBev’s market share led to a 33 percent drop in earnings in that country. “Brazil is probably one of the most competitive markets we operate in,” Dutra said in a call with reporters. Excluding Brazil, A-B InBev said its core profit in the fourth quarter would have risen 6.4 percent. For the year as a whole, its beer sales would have fallen by 0.1 percent, rather than the 1.4 percent decline reported. A-B InBev beer sales also declined in North America and Europe in the final quarter, but profits grew due to more expensive brands being sold, while Chinese earnings slipped. While U.S. profitability grew, market share and sales to retailers fell. “Our business in the U.S. continues to improve but we’re not fully satisfied with results,” Brito said in a conference call with analysts. Budweiser is stabilizing in the U.S., boosted by the company’s “Brewed the Hard Way” marketing campaign that emphasizes the brand’s heritage and brewing process, Brito said. Bud Light, the country’s top-selling beer, recently unveiled its new ”Famous Among Friends” campaign celebrating friendship that’s a throwback to the brand’s roots. Beers that are growing U.S. sales include Stella Artois and Michelob Ultra, which is the fastest growing beer brand in the country. A-B InBev has acquired several craft breweries in recent years, including Houston’s Karbach Brewing Co. in 2016, and its craft beer segment grew more than 30 percent last year. Brito said the company’s acquired craft brands in addition to its existing brands result in a “winning portfolio” for the company. “We believe we are on the right track in the U.S.,” Brito said in the call. St. Louis, where Anheuser-Busch was founded, is headquarters for A-B InBev’s North American operations. Lisa Brown of the Post-Dispatch and Reuters contributed to this report.

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Rapid Ratings, expected Snap to crackle with a post-IPO pop, thanks to techfocused investors hungry to get their hands on something new. But, he said, Snap has a way to go to prove itself as a stable investment. “Snap is relatively young, and it’s yet to generate profits. The typical IPO tech investor will say that’s fine and it doesn’t matter,” he said. But from a long-term perspective, Gellert said, being able to demonstrate the ability to generate profit and make money on assets is key for a company’s financial health.

Property owner wants better return on his taxes

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within, which is why he filed the lawsuit. Beyond a stint on a safety subcommittee, he is a regular meeting attendee and critic. Many of Wood’s complaints center on Barry Adelstein, the district’s treasurer and a longtime board member and property owner in the district. Some district donations — although small in the larger context of the overall budget — were made to organizations that had ties to Adelstein. For example, the district gave about $2,500 in both 2014 and 2015 to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, whose director had once been Adelstein’s tenant. Other donations were meant as event sponsorships. One of the organizations that put on an event was Adelstein’s tenant. Adelstein testified that he didn’t always recuse himself from votes on such donations but that he didn’t understand it to be a conflict at the time. Wood initially got involved in the district after two of his tenants were robbed as they were moving in a couple of years ago. He was concerned about security and wanted to find out what the district was doing to improve it. Though Wood was eventually made a member of a security subcommittee, he said Adelstein had shouted at him when he started getting nosy about the district. So was this personal? “It was initially, but I think the more I got involved in it, the more I wanted to send a message to other taxing districts,” Wood said. The Post-Dispatch’s attempts to get Adelstein’s version of his initial encounter with Wood were unsuccessful. An attorney for the district said board members wouldn’t have any comment on the litigation. That’s why Wood said he was seeking attorney fees for the lawsuit, so other members of special taxing districts aren’t as worried about the expense of holding them to account. He said he had already seen some positive steps. Security cameras are linked with the city’s Real Time Crime Center, and two new board members have brought some fresh perspective to the district. But Wood said he still believed the security budget could be spent more effectively. And he’d like to see better management by an organization such as Park Central Development, which has a staff that manages several Community Improvement Districts and Special Business Districts in places including the Central West End, the Grove and Bevo Mill. They offer expertise and economy of scale when it comes to managing special taxing districts. Park Central made a presentation, at Wood’s request, to the Locust Business District about two years ago. Nothing has come of it. The Locust Business District still manages itself with one person in house. “Have Park Central come in, you could [manage the Locust Business District] for the same amount of money,” Wood said. “The LBD is a flop. The Grove is burgeoning.”

Wood, though, said he thought he could do more by agitating from outside the LBD rather than from

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ing a taxing district. Wood said he was looking for Judge Joan Moriarty to say that some of the district’s management and budgeting practices were illegal. A ruling in the case is expected in about two months. But more than that, Wood said he was trying to force better management at the special taxing district. “I’m a huge supporter of localizing tax dollars through these small organizations,” Wood said. “But only if they’re run transparently, honestly and effectively. And up until now there’s never been anyone who’s sought to measure the accountability and effectiveness” of the Locust Business District. Many of Wood’s complaints in the lawsuit seem minor: meeting minutes that didn’t reflect all of a discussion, donations to nonprofits that may not have directly benefited the district, expenditures under $2,500 without board votes and service agreements without written contracts. But the minutia of government procedure applies to all entities that take taxpayer money, and the district operations detailed in the lawsuit — malicious or not — show just how hard it is to make sure the large number of established special taxing districts follow the rules. Enforcement of budgeting and procedural rules at special taxing districts is “pretty lax,” said Mary Rocchio, manager of regional policy research at the East West Gateway Council of Governments. Some voluntarily provide more information on meetings and finances, but others go “completely under the radar.” There’s no centralized database to find out more about them. “There’s no standard financial report that they have to file,” she said. In the case of the Locust Business District, there are some changes since the lawsuit was filed. It has a new website, and detailed meeting minutes for the last year are posted. Future meeting dates and times are clearly labeled on the home page. Budgeting procedures now include detailed line items, and the board is careful about making donations to nonprofits without a clear service or event provided for the district. But John Hayden, the district’s chairman, said he wished Wood would have worked within the system to fix problems. He agreed that many of the issues brought up in the lawsuit needed to be fixed, but he defended the district’s work to help reduce vacancy and promote the area over the years. Wood didn’t bring his concerns about contracts and other procedures to the board before filing the lawsuit in January 2016, Hayden testified. “Do you believe these procedures could have been brought to light in another way, in a less expensive way?” asked Alicia Goedde, the board’s attorney in the case. “Yes,” Hayden replied.

businesses that, like Sage, could make money quickly. They found plenty of interesting technologies, but no single one big enough to build a company around. By last fall, they hit on a strategy: License enough promising products and they could build a miniature version of SigmaAldrich, the research-chemicals powerhouse that’s now part of Millipore Sigma. “There were a lot of interesting things out there in the research space, and if we brought them together we thought we could make something out of it,” explained Crystal Winkeler, a former BioGenerator staffer who is Canopy’s co-founder and chief operating oicer. “There was an interesting enough pipeline out there to raise capital around.” Charlie Bolten, a BioGenerator vice president, said Canopy flipped the usual St. Louis model on its head. Instead of starting with a promising drug or other technology and raising money to hire a team, Canopy started with an experienced team and raised money to license technologies. Canopy specializes in tools for genetic engineering, molecular biology and personalized medicine. Its first product, licensed from Washington University, is a chemical kit that allows scientists to fine-tune a gene they’re interested in. Key research on the technology, called Tunr, was just published in January. Canopy already had it under license and will introduce Tunr next month at a cancer research conference. Canopy plans to introduce two more products within a couple of months. “The key to our success is not just commercializing something but doing it rapidly,” Weinstein said. Canopy’s four-person team is based in the shared BioGenerator Labs space on Forest Park Avenue. It’s hiring two sales people, and Weinstein said the business could grow rapidly as revenue started coming in. “Sage was two of us, and it grew to 50 people at two locations within five years or so,” he said. “We can certainly grow just as quickly or even faster with Canopy.” For the startups that BioGenerator backs, the biggest challenges are hiring experienced management and raising capital. With Smoller as chairman and Weinstein as CEO, Canopy started with an abundance of the former and raised $900,000 from angel investors. BioGenerator itself committed $1.1 million, the most it has ever invested in a newly formed company. “It’s a big bet for us,” Bolten explained. “In St. Louis, we’ve done well, but we need to do better. It can take a long time to raise small amounts of money here, but we need to challenge ourselves to be bolder when we see a strong opportunity.” Canopy is a test of that bold strategy. If it succeeds, maybe folks will stop saying that St. Louis’ biotech sector is long on promise but short on results. David Nicklaus • 314-340-8213 @dnickbiz on Twitter dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com

Long-needed facility would ease problems HOSPITAL • FROM B1

And getting patients to an open psychiatric bed is an issue. Smith said usually it fell to law enforcement or the local ambulance service to transport them there. “It takes an ambulance and crew out of our county for a long period of time,” Zarcone said. The lack of adult psychiatric beds stems from BJC HealthCare’s decision to get rid of the beds at the end of 2015 after purchasing its only hospital rival in St. Francois County, Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. Mineral Area Regional Medical Center had a 10-bed unit that did not make the move when the facility was closed and services were transferred to BJC’s Parkland Health Center. Currently, Mercy Hospital Jeferson, in Crystal City, is the closest facility with adult psychiatric beds. That’s about 40 miles from Farmington. Mercy oicials say they have experienced an increased demand for mental health services since the closure of the unit in Farmington. They’re currently working on plans to add beds for adolescents and have already expanded oupatient services, hospital spokesman John Winkleman said. There are only 2,071 psychiatric beds in the state of Missouri with 6 million residents. It’s unclear how many of those psychiatric beds are for adults. Zarcone believes only a fraction are for adults, while the rest are for children or seniors. Seniors hospital stays are typically paid by Medicare, which in general pays more than Medicaid, the state health insurance for the poor. Many who received hospital psychiatric services in 2015 were Medicaid members, according to data from the Missouri Hospital Association. “In 2015, Missouri hospitals treated nearly 86,000 unique Missouri patients for mental health disorders or substance abuse,” an MHA report states. These patients averaged 3.9 visits each. “Combined, Medicaid and uninsured patients accounted for 52 percent of visits for mental diseases and disorders, 65 percent of visits for substance abuse and induced mental disorders, and 16 percent of the total population in Missouri.” Winick, president of Mineral Area CPRC, who is seeking approval for the project, did not return repeated calls for comment. Samantha Liss • 314-340-8017 @samanthann on Twitter sliss@post-dispatch.com


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Wal-Mart launches new front in U.S. price war

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Customers shop for produce during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart location in Panorama City, Calif., on Sept. 28, 2012.

It hopes to regain competitive edge over rivals in grocery aisle BY NANDITA BOSE reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is running a new pricecomparison test in at least 1,200 U.S. stores and squeezing packaged goods suppliers in a bid to close a pricing gap with discount grocery chain Aldi and other rivals, according to four sources familiar with the moves. The nation’s biggest retailer launched the price test across 11 Midwest and Southeastern states such as Iowa, Illinois and Florida, focusing on price competition in the grocery business that accounts for 56 percent of the company’s revenue, the sources said. Wal-Mart’s tests are aimed at finding the right price point across a range of products that will attract more shoppers, and then adjusting prices as needed. Recent spot checks by Reuters on a basket of grocery items sold by competing Aldi and Wal-Mart stores in five Midwestern cities — Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa, and Dixon, Galesburg and Moline, Ill. — showed Wal-Mart’s bid to lower prices is already taking hold. Wal-Mart consistently offered lower prices versus Aldi, an improvement over recent analyst estimates that WalMart’s prices have been as much as 20 percent higher than Aldi on many grocery staples. The competition is intense, with both competitors selling a dozen large eggs for less than a dollar. A gallon of milk at some stores was priced about $1. The big box retailer also held meetings last week in Bentonville, Ark., with food and consumer products vendors, including Procter & Gamble, Unilever PLC, Conagra Brands Inc., and demanded they reduce the cost they charge the retailer by 15 percent, the sources said. Wal-Mart also said it expected suppliers to help the company beat rivals on head-to-head pricing 80 percent of the time, these vendor sources said. The wide-ranging meeting with suppliers — at which Wal-Mart also discussed

other topics — was also attended by Johnson & Johnson and Kraft Heinz Co., among others, sources told Reuters. The consumer goods companies did not respond to Reuters’ requests seeking comment. These Wal-Mart moves signal a new front in the price war for U.S. shoppers, as the pioneer of everyday low pricing seeks to regain its competitive pricing advantage. For more than a year, Wal-Mart has said it is investing in price while not sharing specifics. When asked by Reuters about the test and demands on grocery suppliers, Wal-Mart spokesman Lorenzo Lopez

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said the company was “not in a position to share our strategy, for competitive reasons.” Germany-based discount grocer Aldi is one of the relatively new rivals quickly gaining market share in the hotly competitive grocery sector, which already includes Kroger, Albertsons Cos. Inc. and Publix Super Markets as stif competitors on price. A second Germany-based discount grocer, Lidl, is planning to enter the U.S. market this year, and together the German discounters pose a serious threat to Wal-Mart’s U.S. grocery business. The stakes are high for Wal-Mart. According to Scott Mushkin, managing director of Wolfe Research and a leading pricing analyst, the retailer

would need to spend about $6 billion to regain market share from all of its grocery rivals. “Wal-Mart is trying to go back to where they were 10 years ago when they were absolutely the

low price leader,” a large packaged food supplier told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Aldi and Kroger declined to comment on the story. Lidl and Publix did not re-

spond to Reuters’ requests seeking comment. Albertsons said running its stores meant delivering price competitiveness every day, but did not comment specifically on the tests.

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JUPITER, FLA. • You don’t need to look at the nameplates to find Yadier Molina’s locker inside the Cardinals’ clubhouse. Just look for the Puerto Rican flag that drapes atop the right side of his stall. Puerto Rico is more than just Molina’s homeland. It is a large part of the veteran catcher’s identity. It’s his heart, his passion and his drive. When he raises that flag, whether at his locker with the Cardinals or back home, he carries the proud tradition of Hall

rived at spring training and slid into a smaller-size uniform, the focus on Matt Adams has been on all the weight he dropped. With one swing Thursday it shifted to the weight he lifted. Trying to find that point where a new swing and a new body type connect, Adams ended a zero-for-12 search to start spring training with a line-drive home run that carried over the left-field wall. He followed with a linedrive single to right in the Cardinals’ 9-4 exhibition victory at Roger Dean Stadium. Several days of trying to get his reworked swing up to speed in games resulted in something far more valuable at this time of year than hits. He got reassurance. “I felt like myself in the box,” Adams said. “More calm. Definitely confident in there as well. Those are two things I’m taking away from (it) — I was seeing the ball better and felt more confident in the box. The whole tipping thing, the timing thing was not working so I just went back to the way I had been in the past.” Although overshadowed by the work he did to improve his core strength and shed

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Adam Wainwright pitches against the Braves on Thursday.

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Matt Adams (right) is still adjusting to a leaner build and a swing change that he hopes makes him a more consistent hitter.

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lost. He was lost. Adam Wainwright, of all possible pitchers, couldn’t locate his curveball last season. Waino! He of the mostfamous curveball in Cardinals history. As if his mom’s sister got divorced, Adam Wainwright lost his Uncle Charlie. So last week, here in spring training, “I was sitting on my couch and was going — where is this thing?” he said. “Why is it not the same? And I remembered I did a curveball video with Al Leiter out on the bullpen See HOCHMAN • Page C4

A comeback at running back

Blues seek more from veterans

his year’s draft class has some irst-round talent

Top forwards are not inding the net consistently

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Class of 2017 had a message for Ezekiel Elliott on Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine: Thank you. Thank you very much. It’s not as if running back was becoming an endangered species, but in the pass-happy NFL the position certainly has been de-valued in recent years. The familiar chorus at draft time became: You can find a running back anywhere. But then along came Elliott, the onetime high school phenom at John Burroughs who led the NFL in rushing this past season as a Dallas Cowboys rookie. “Zeke did pave the way for us,” said

LSU’s Leonard Fournette is the top power running back available in the draft.

departure of Kevin Shattenkirk and a four-game losing streak, the playofs are still within reach for the Blues. They won’t be for long, however, if the lineup doesn’t pick up more ofense from a few veteran forwards. “Now is the time,” Blues coach Mike Yeo said. “It’s not realistic to ask everybody to score every single game. There’s certain things that have to be there every game: the defensive play, the work ethic, the team game. But that said, we need our top guys to score goals, to factor into our ofense.” A f te r V l a d i m i r Ta ra s e n k o ’s

Blues forward Jaden Schwartz only has 14 goals and 38 points so far this season.

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ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 9 a.m. NASCAR Xfinity: Rinnai 250, practice, FS1 10 a.m. NASCAR trucks: Active Pest Control 200, practice, FS1 11 a.m. NASCAR: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, practice, FS1 12:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: Rinnai 250, practice, FS1 1:30 p.m. NASCAR trucks: Active Pest Control 200, practice, FS1 2:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: Rinnai 250, final practice, FS1 3:30 p.m. NASCAR trucks: Active Pest Control 200, final practice, FS1 4:30 p.m. NASCAR: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, qualifying, FS1 BASEBALL 12 p.m. Exhibition: Yankees at Blue Jays, MLB Network 12 p.m. College: Baylor vs. Mississippi, FSM Plus 3:30 p.m. College: Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech, FSM Plus 7 p.m. College: LSU vs. TCU, FS2 BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Ohio State vs. Northwestern, BTN 11 a.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: South Carolina vs. Georgia, SEC Net. 12 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: Illinois State vs. Evansville, FSM, KTRS (550 AM) 1:30 p.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Indiana vs. Purdue, BTN 1:30 p.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: Kentucky vs. Alabama, SEC Network 2:30 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: SIUC vs. Loyola, FSM, KTRS (550 AM), KATZ (1600 AM) 4 p.m. Men: Harvard at Princeton, ESPNU 5 p.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: Mississippi State vs. LSU, SEC Network 5:30 p.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Maryland vs. Minnesota, BTN 5:30 p.m. Men: Miami (Ohio) at Ohio, CBSSN 6 p.m. NBA: Cavaliers at Hawks, ESPN 6 p.m. Men: Iowa State at West Virginia, ESPN2 6 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: Wichita State vs. Bradley or Drake, FSM Plus, KTRS (550 AM) 6:30 p.m. Men’s OVC semifinal: Belmont vs. Jacksonville State, ESPNU 7:30 p.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: Missouri vs. Texas A&M, SEC Network 7:45 p.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Michigan State, BTN 8 p.m. Men: Akron at Kent State, ESPN2 8:30 p.m. NBA: Spurs at Pelicans, ESPN 8:30 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: Northern Iowa vs. Missouri State, FSM Plus, KTRS (550 AM), KZQZ (1430 AM), KYRO (1280 AM) 9 p.m. Men’s OVC semifinal: Tennessee-Martin vs. Murray State, ESPNU GOLF 6:30 a.m. European PGA: Tshwane Open, second round, GOLF 1 p.m. PGA: WGC-Mexico Championship, second round, GOLF 11 p.m. LPGA: HSBC Women’s Champions, third round, GOLF 4 a.m. (Sat.) European PGA: Tshwane Open, third round, GOLF HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. College: Minnesota at Michigan, ESPNews 6 p.m. Lightning at Penguins, NHL Network 7 p.m. Blues at Jets, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) 7:30 p.m. College: Denver at Nebraska-Omaha, CBSSN LACROSSE 2 p.m. College: Johns Hopkins at Princeton, ESPNU RUGBY 1:30 p.m. Premiership: Leicester vs. Exeter, NBCSN 6 p.m. USA Sevens, Day 1, NBCSN SOCCER 1:20 p.m. Bundesliga: FC Augsburg vs. RB Leipzig, FS2 8:30 p.m. MLS: Minnesota United at Portland Timbers, FS1 TENNIS 7 a.m. ATP: Dubai Duty Free Championships, semifinals, Tennis Channel WINTER SPORTS 8 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Women’s Downhill, NBCSN

M 1 • FRIDAY • 03.03.2017

Brian McKenna was in the St. Louis sports-talk radio business for nearly two decades before exiting the volatile field last summer. And there were two things that McKenna especially was known for on the air — his “guy-talk” approach to the job, as he was a pioneer with that locally, and his tireless fundraising efforts. He said when he severed his radio ties in August that he probably would have left earlier if he hadn’t been involved in helping generate money for Michael Flamion, the Ballwin police officer who was seriously wounded in July when he was shot by a man he had pulled over. McKenna’s charitable endeavors have extended well beyond plugging a cause on his show. He’d often become personally involved with people in need, even serving as the master of ceremonies at fundraising events. “If you ask me, ‘What have you enjoyed most about this,’ sports doesn’t even come close to BackStoppers and all the other charities,” he said when he gave up his radio job in order to give his full work attention to a building restoration company for which he also had been employed. But now it’s McKenna who is in a tough situation. On Thursday, he underwent his fifth surgery in less than a month, and at least seventh in less than three years, as he has been battling skin cancer. In an interview on Wednesday, he called the procedures he was about to have as “very major, the biggie.” It certainly turned out that way, as he had said he was expecting four hours of procedures. His twin brother, Kevin, said they ended up lasting about nine hours. But he said doctors accomplished everything they had intended to do. “They said everything went well,” he said Thursday night. “Everything is positive.” Brian McKenna detailed his situation in the Wednesday conversation. In 2014 he had surgeries to remove skin cancer on his upper right torso and near his right ear. Since then he has had regular checkups, and one in September revealed what he said was “a spot in right ear area.” So he had another procedure, Mohs surgery, to address that. But trouble soon followed, as McKenna said he was called two days later to have emergency surgery. “Due to complications, I was left with severe nerve damage and paralysis on the right side of my face, which controls my blinking and smiling,” he said as Thursday’s surgery loomed. “Also I’m without the use of my right eyebrow and the salivary gland. I can’t shut my right eye completely,” leading to wearing a patch. “I’ve had four surgeries (dating to) February 8.” Those led to the procedures Thursday to address many areas. “I have a hole in the side of my face that is — since I’m Irish I’ll describe it as being the circumference of a beer can,” he said Wednesday. “It has been there since the first surgery in February. I have had a medical plug in there, to cover the wound and keep the nerves fresh” for the surgery Thursday. He said those major procedures were intended to “take a nerve out of one of my legs and attach it to

MCKENNA FAMILY PHOTOS

Brian McKenna has had five surgeries in the last 24 days. The photo on the left was taken before the initial procedure, the second about 48 hours later.

nerves in my face that aren’t triggering, the nerves that control blinking and my smile. They’re hoping that the nerve transfer will regenerate the nerves in my face to help me smile again and help my eye close and blink.” There was much more planned — facial reconstruction, which he said consists of an incision being made down the right side of his nose and a horizontal incision under his right eye. “Then they pull the right side of my face over the hole from the Mohs surgery and stitch me up. The good news is that a CT scan done Monday revealed that they think they got all the basal cell cancer. It was aggressive, which is rare. The bad news is I have to start radiation in four weeks.”

HELPING HAND McKenna, who faces a long road to recovery, had not lost his sense of humor. “As one of my buddies said, ‘Now I oicially have a face for radio,’ he said before Thursday’s procedures. “For years I was so sick of people calling me the ‘pretty boy’ on the air. So I think what my buddy said was the line of the year.” But it’s far from all laughs, as McKenna not only is dealing with a serious health situation but also major financial concerns. “I have insurance, but these medical bills are astronomical,” he said. “Five surgeries within less than a month, and I’m still paying for (previous) operations. My employer, Servpro — God bless them — is still going to pay me my salary. But I also work on commission, so there’s going to be some imposed frugality in my household.” Some of his friends and relatives are turning the tables on McKenna, raising funds for him — although pride at first had him uneasy about that. “But when people I love sat me down and said, ‘This is going to be so expensive, you have no idea.’ And they also said, ‘You’ve helped so many people over the years, why don’t you accept some help?’ I thought,‘Who am I not to accept?’ “I need prayers right now. My family, my friends, the community I live in (St. Louis Hills) has been wonderful. I truly am blessed.” A gofundme account was established Thursday to aid him — http://tinyurl.com/jo56eyz — and as of 10 p.m. more than $35,000 had been raised. There is more. Mark Naeger, one of McKenna’s friends, said a charitable group that McKenna has donated his time to over the years also has come up with financial help. And plans are in the works to have a pubic event, such as a roast, to raise additional funds. “His whole attitude this entire time ... is an incredible mindset,” Naeger said. “He’s almost happy it happened to him instead of some-

Heavy local presence on MVC broadcasts The broadcast roster for television coverage of this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament has a distinct St. Louis flavor, present and past. Cardinals radio announcer John Rooney called one of the games Thursday and is set to do two semifinal contests Friday, all on Fox Sports Midwest or FSM Plus. And FSM’s Scott Warmann is hosting those telecasts, with sports director Tom Ackerman of KMOX (1120 AM) serving as the on-court reporter. CBS Sports Network has the TV coverage of the semifinals on Saturday afternoon, with former Fox Sports Midwest reporter/anchor Brent Stover set to handle the playby-play. CBS has the title game, at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, with Kevin Harlan on the call. He spent his gradeschool years living in South County, near Grant’s Farm, and was the radio voice of Missouri football and basketball in the mid- to late 1980s. On radio, KTRS (550 AM) has all the games except for the two Saturday, which are on WSDZ (1260 AM) because KTRS has a Mizzou basketball game then. Jim Heuer and Brendan Wiese of 550’s staf alternate on play-by-play.

one else because he doesn’t have children and he can utilize this situation and experience to help other people.” That’s McKenna’s goal. “All this has been a real eyeopener,” he said, chuckling at the cliché that really has been true for a guy who has been unable to shut an eye. “I have faith, I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve had my little pity parties, I’m not going to lie. But I honesty believe God put this in my life and made it part of my journey because He knows I can handle it.” McKenna was upbeat when discussing his medical outlook before his surgery Thursday, and one of his goals is to be on hand for the Ancient Order of Hibernians Emerald Ball on April 29, when he is to be honored as the “Irish person of the year” locally for all the charity work he has done over the years. “I was absolutely blown away by this,” he said. McKenna said he has lost 18 pounds in the last month or so as his facial nerve problems have caused his diet to be limited to a lot of soup and yogurt. “It’s been a humbling experience,” he said of his situation. “But if there’s a person on the face of the earth who is more blessed than me, I hope to shake his hand.” Dan Caesar • 314-340-8175 @caesardan on Twitter dcaesar@post-dispatch.com

DIGEST Briles says he did not cover up sexual violence while at Baylor Breaking months of public silence, former Baylor coach Art Briles said Thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest Baptist university. Briles released a one-page letter, saying he could no longer “remain silent” and defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a football program that considered itself above the rules. The letter came a day after the Texas Rangers, the state’s elite criminal investigations unit, said it had opened a preliminary probe into how Baylor handled assault reports over several years. “I did not cover-up any sexual violence. I had no contact with anyone that claimed to be a victim of sexual or domestic assault.

Anyone well-versed in my work as a coach knows that I strove to promote excellence, but never at the sacrifice of safety for anyone,” Briles wrote . “I did not obstruct justice on campus or of.” Baylor faces several federal lawsuits from women who say Baylor mishandled, ignored or suppressed their claims of assault for years, including several cases involving football players. Briles is named as a defendant in at least one of those. The school also faces a federal civil rights investigation. (AP) Browns’ star Garver dies • Ned Garver, a righthanded pitcher who in 1951 with the St. Louis Browns achieved the remarkable feat of winning 20 games for the 102-loss team, died Sunday in Bryan, Ohio. He was 91. Garver was runner-up that year for the American League MVP award, which was won by Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. Garver

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STLFC to host local exhibitions • St. Louis FC will play exhibition matches at St. Louis University and at SIU Edwardsville this month. The team, which kicks of its third United Soccer League season March 25 in Louisville and makes its home debut April 1 against the Ottawa Fury FC, will host the Tulsa Roughnecks FC at SLU on Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. The next day, STLFC will meet the host Cougars in a 5 p.m. match at SIUE. (Joe Lyons)

Jets releasing WR Marshall • The New York Jets are expected to release wide receiver Brandon Marshall, clearing $7.5 million on the salary cap. (AP)

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MEDIA VIEWS

McKenna’s long, tough battle Ex-sportscaster has 9 hours of surgery

Mizzou men’s basketball • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Saturday 3/4 at Auburn 2:30 p.m. SEC Network

Saturday 3/4 at Richmond 3 p.m. FSM

Wednesday 3/8 A-10 tourn. begins (in Pittsburgh)

Illinois men’s basketball • fightingillini.com | 217-333-3470 Saturday 3/4 at Rutgers 11 a.m. ESPNU

Wednesday 3/8 Big Ten tourn. begins (in Washington)

OTHER EVENTS UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE • St. Louis Football Club Sat. 3/25: at Louisville, 1 p.m. Sat. 4/1: vs. Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

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ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 9 a.m. NASCAR Xfinity: Rinnai 250, practice, FS1 10 a.m. NASCAR trucks: Active Pest Control 200, practice, FS1 11 a.m. NASCAR: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, practice, FS1 12:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: Rinnai 250, practice, FS1 1:30 p.m. NASCAR trucks: Active Pest Control 200, practice, FS1 2:30 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: Rinnai 250, final practice, FS1 3:30 p.m. NASCAR trucks: Active Pest Control 200, final practice, FS1 4:30 p.m. NASCAR: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, qualifying, FS1 BASEBALL 12 p.m. Exhibition: Yankees at Blue Jays, MLB Network 12 p.m. College: Baylor vs. Mississippi, FSM Plus 3:30 p.m. College: Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech, FSM Plus 7 p.m. College: LSU vs. TCU, FS2 BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Ohio State vs. Northwestern, BTN 11 a.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: South Carolina vs. Georgia, SEC Net. 12 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: Illinois State vs. Evansville, FSM, KTRS (550 AM) 1:30 p.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Indiana vs. Purdue, BTN 1:30 p.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: Kentucky vs. Alabama, SEC Network 2:30 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: SIUC vs. Loyola, FSM, KTRS (550 AM), KATZ (1600 AM) 4 p.m. Men: Harvard at Princeton, ESPNU 5 p.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: Mississippi State vs. LSU, SEC Network 5:30 p.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Maryland vs. Minnesota, BTN 5:30 p.m. Men: Miami (Ohio) at Ohio, CBSSN 6 p.m. NBA: Cavaliers at Hawks, ESPN 6 p.m. Men: Iowa State at West Virginia, ESPN2 6 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: Wichita State vs. Bradley, FSM Plus, KTRS (550 AM) 6:30 p.m. Men’s OVC semifinal: Belmont vs. Jacksonville State, ESPNU 7:30 p.m. Women’s SEC Tournament: Missouri vs. Texas A&M, SEC Network 7:45 p.m. Women’s Big Ten Tournament: Michigan vs. Michigan State, BTN 8 p.m. Men: Akron at Kent State, ESPN2 8:30 p.m. NBA: Spurs at Pelicans, ESPN 8:30 p.m. Men’s MVC Tournament: Northern Iowa vs. Missouri State, FSM Plus, KTRS (550 AM), KZQZ (1430 AM), KYRO (1280 AM) 9 p.m. Men’s OVC semifinal: Tennessee-Martin vs. Murray State, ESPNU GOLF 6:30 a.m. European PGA: Tshwane Open, second round, GOLF 1 p.m. PGA: WGC-Mexico Championship, second round, GOLF 11 p.m. LPGA: HSBC Women’s Champions, third round, GOLF 4 a.m. (Sat.) European PGA: Tshwane Open, third round, GOLF HOCKEY 5:30 p.m. College: Minnesota at Michigan, ESPNews 6 p.m. Lightning at Penguins, NHL Network 7 p.m. Blues at Jets, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) 7:30 p.m. College: Denver at Nebraska-Omaha, CBSSN LACROSSE 2 p.m. College: Johns Hopkins at Princeton, ESPNU RUGBY 1:30 p.m. Premiership: Leicester vs. Exeter, NBCSN 6 p.m. USA Sevens, Day 1, NBCSN SOCCER 1:20 p.m. Bundesliga: FC Augsburg vs. RB Leipzig, FS2 8:30 p.m. MLS: Minnesota United at Portland Timbers, FS1 TENNIS 7 a.m. ATP: Dubai Duty Free Championships, semifinals, Tennis Channel WINTER SPORTS 8 p.m. FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Women’s Downhill, NBCSN

M 2 • FRIDAY • 03.03.2017

Brian McKenna was in the St. Louis sports-talk radio business for nearly two decades before exiting the volatile field last summer. And there were two things that McKenna especially was known for on the air — his “guy-talk” approach to the job, as he was a pioneer with that locally, and his tireless fundraising efforts. He said when he severed his radio ties in August that he probably would have left earlier if he hadn’t been involved in helping generate money for Michael Flamion, the Ballwin police officer who was seriously wounded in July when he was shot by a man he had pulled over. McKenna’s charitable endeavors have extended well beyond plugging a cause on his show. He’d often become personally involved with people in need, even serving as the master of ceremonies at fundraising events. “If you ask me, ‘What have you enjoyed most about this,’ sports doesn’t even come close to BackStoppers and all the other charities,” he said when he gave up his radio job in order to give his full work attention to a building restoration company for which he also had been employed. But now it’s McKenna who is in a tough situation. On Thursday, he underwent his fifth surgery in less than a month, and at least seventh in less than three years, as he has been battling skin cancer. In an interview on Wednesday, he called the procedures he was about to have as “very major, the biggie.” It certainly turned out that way, as he had said he was expecting four hours of procedures. His twin brother, Kevin, said they ended up lasting about nine hours. But he said doctors accomplished everything they had intended to do. “They said everything went well,” he said Thursday night. “Everything is positive.” Brian McKenna detailed his situation in the Wednesday conversation. In 2014 he had surgeries to remove skin cancer on his upper right torso and near his right ear. Since then he has had regular checkups, and one in September revealed what he said was “a spot in right ear area.” So he had another procedure, Mohs surgery, to address that. But trouble soon followed, as McKenna said he was called two days later to have emergency surgery. “Due to complications, I was left with severe nerve damage and paralysis on the right side of my face, which controls my blinking and smiling,” he said as Thursday’s surgery loomed. “Also I’m without the use of my right eyebrow and the salivary gland. I can’t shut my right eye completely,” leading to wearing a patch. “I’ve had four surgeries (dating to) February 8.” Those led to the procedures Thursday to address many areas. “I have a hole in the side of my face that is — since I’m Irish I’ll describe it as being the circumference of a beer can,” he said Wednesday. “It has been there since the first surgery in February. I have had a medical plug in there, to cover the wound and keep the nerves fresh” for the surgery Thursday. He said those major procedures were intended to “take a nerve out of one of my legs and attach it to

MCKENNA FAMILY PHOTOS

Brian McKenna has had five surgeries in the last 24 days. The photo on the left was taken before the initial procedure, the second about 48 hours later.

nerves in my face that aren’t triggering, the nerves that control blinking and my smile. They’re hoping that the nerve transfer will regenerate the nerves in my face to help me smile again and help my eye close and blink.” There was much more planned — facial reconstruction, which he said consists of an incision being made down the right side of his nose and a horizontal incision under his right eye. “Then they pull the right side of my face over the hole from the Mohs surgery and stitch me up. The good news is that a CT scan done Monday revealed that they think they got all the basal cell cancer. It was aggressive, which is rare. The bad news is I have to start radiation in four weeks.”

HELPING HAND McKenna, who faces a long road to recovery, had not lost his sense of humor. “As one of my buddies said, ‘Now I oicially have a face for radio,’ he said before Thursday’s procedures. “For years I was so sick of people calling me the ‘pretty boy’ on the air. So I think what my buddy said was the line of the year.” But it’s far from all laughs, as McKenna not only is dealing with a serious health situation but also major financial concerns. “I have insurance, but these medical bills are astronomical,” he said. “Five surgeries within less than a month, and I’m still paying for (previous) operations. My employer, Servpro — God bless them — is still going to pay me my salary. But I also work on commission, so there’s going to be some imposed frugality in my household.” Some of his friends and relatives are turning the tables on McKenna, raising funds for him — although pride at first had him uneasy about that. “But when people I love sat me down and said, ‘This is going to be so expensive, you have no idea.’ And they also said, ‘You’ve helped so many people over the years, why don’t you accept some help?’ I thought,‘Who am I not to accept?’ “I need prayers right now. My family, my friends, the community I live in (St. Louis Hills) has been wonderful. I truly am blessed.” A gofundme account was established Thursday to aid him — http://tinyurl.com/jo56eyz — and as of 10 p.m. more than $35,000 had been raised. There is more. Mark Naeger, one of McKenna’s friends, said a charitable group that McKenna has donated his time to over the years also has come up with financial help. And plans are in the works to have a pubic event, such as a roast, to raise additional funds. “His whole attitude this entire time ... is an incredible mindset,” Naeger said. “He’s almost happy it happened to him instead of some-

Heavy local presence on MVC broadcasts The broadcast roster for television coverage of this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament has a distinct St. Louis flavor, present and past. Cardinals radio announcer John Rooney called one of the games Thursday and is set to do two semifinal contests Friday, all on Fox Sports Midwest or FSM Plus. And FSM’s Scott Warmann is hosting those telecasts, with sports director Tom Ackerman of KMOX (1120 AM) serving as the on-court reporter. CBS Sports Network has the TV coverage of the semifinals on Saturday afternoon, with former Fox Sports Midwest reporter/anchor Brent Stover set to handle the playby-play. CBS has the title game, at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, with Kevin Harlan on the call. He spent his gradeschool years living in South County, near Grant’s Farm, and was the radio voice of Missouri football and basketball in the mid- to late 1980s. On radio, KTRS (550 AM) has all the games except for the two Saturday, which are on WSDZ (1260 AM) because KTRS has a Mizzou basketball game then. Jim Heuer and Brendan Wiese of 550’s staf alternate on play-by-play.

one else because he doesn’t have children and he can utilize this situation and experience to help other people.” That’s McKenna’s goal. “All this has been a real eyeopener,” he said, chuckling at the cliché that really has been true for a guy who has been unable to shut an eye. “I have faith, I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve had my little pity parties, I’m not going to lie. But I honesty believe God put this in my life and made it part of my journey because He knows I can handle it.” McKenna was upbeat when discussing his medical outlook before his surgery Thursday, and one of his goals is to be on hand for the Ancient Order of Hibernians Emerald Ball on April 29, when he is to be honored as the “Irish person of the year” locally for all the charity work he has done over the years. “I was absolutely blown away by this,” he said. McKenna said he has lost 18 pounds in the last month or so as his facial nerve problems have caused his diet to be limited to a lot of soup and yogurt. “It’s been a humbling experience,” he said of his situation. “But if there’s a person on the face of the earth who is more blessed than me, I hope to shake his hand.” Dan Caesar • 314-340-8175 @caesardan on Twitter dcaesar@post-dispatch.com

DIGEST Briles says he did not cover up sexual violence while at Baylor Breaking months of public silence, former Baylor coach Art Briles said Thursday he did not cover up sexual violence by his players or try to obstruct any investigations tied to the assault scandal at the nation’s largest Baptist university. Briles released a one-page letter, saying he could no longer “remain silent” and defending himself against allegations that he ignored incidents of assault and ran a football program that considered itself above the rules. The letter came a day after the Texas Rangers, the state’s elite criminal investigations unit, said it had opened a preliminary probe into how Baylor handled assault reports over several years. “I did not cover-up any sexual violence. I had no contact with anyone that claimed to be a victim of sexual or domestic assault.

Anyone well-versed in my work as a coach knows that I strove to promote excellence, but never at the sacrifice of safety for anyone,” Briles wrote . “I did not obstruct justice on campus or of.” Baylor faces several federal lawsuits from women who say Baylor mishandled, ignored or suppressed their claims of assault for years, including several cases involving football players. Briles is named as a defendant in at least one of those. The school also faces a federal civil rights investigation. (AP) Browns’ star Garver dies • Ned Garver, a righthanded pitcher who in 1951 with the St. Louis Browns achieved the remarkable feat of winning 20 games for the 102-loss team, died Sunday in Bryan, Ohio. He was 91. Garver was runner-up that year for the American League MVP award, which was won by Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. Garver

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to reach the Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals. Murray next plays Lucas Pouille of France. Fernando Verdasco and Robin Haase meet in the other semifinal. (AP)

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more trouble with his stomach than his ribs. The golf was just fine. Playing for the first time in seven weeks because of a rib injury, McIlroy coped with a bad stomach and the high altitude with a 3-under 68 that left him one shot out of a six-way tie for the lead as the Mexico Championship made a strong debut Thursday. Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood, two of the four players who were in the field for the first edition of this World Golf Championships event in 1999, each shot 67 and were joined at the top by PGA champion Jimmy Walker, Ross Fisher, Jon Rahm of Spain and Ryan Moore. Westwood and Walker each made it to 6 under until two bogeys over their final few holes. McIlroy, who can return to No. 1 with a victory this week, had not competed since Jan. 15 because of a hairline fracture of a rib. That was never a problem. Leaning on his driver as he waited to tee of midway through his round, he said he spent most of the night in the bathroom and “the altitude doesn’t help.” He made the golf look easy, rarely getting out of position while playing aggressively with a driver early in the round and surging late with an eagle on the par-5 sixth. “I’ve waited long enough to play,” McIlroy said. “I wanted to get out here and be competitive and try to shoot a good score. I don’t feel anywhere near as bad as I did in China last year when I had the same thing. So hopefully, it’s just a day thing and it will pass.” British Open champion Henrik Stenson wasn’t so fortunate. He withdrew after 11 holes with a stomach virus. The biggest surprise was Chapultepec Golf Club, hosting the best players in the world at nearly 7,800 feet. Roberto Castro hit a tee shot 407 yards. Mickelson hit one 379 yards, his longest in recent years without hitting a cart path. Dustin Johnson, in his debut at No. 1 in the world, hit 3-wood on the 316-yard first hole that bounded over the green, into the hedges and out-ofbounds. For all that length, no one could do better than 67, and only 27 players in the 77-man field broke par. “Even though the golf course doesn’t play long because of the altitude, it is challenging in many other respects with the precision of the irons, the small targets that the greens present and the speed and undulation of the greens,” Mickelson said. Westwood certainly didn’t expect to make eight birdies, and he wasn’t all that disappointed with his two bogeys at the end. “It’s a great golf course,” Westwood said. “You’ve got to be really patient. It’s a pleasure to play a golf course where your caddie doesn’t hand you the driver walking off the previous green. You’ve got to put in a bit of thought on this golf course.” Westwood, Mickelson, Sergio Garcia (68) and Jim Furyk (77) were all at Valderrama in 1999 for what was then the American Express Championship. It was the one WGC originally designed to travel, and when the PGA Tour couldn’t secure at sponsor at Trump Doral outside Miami, it moved to Mexico City. Jordan Spieth had two early bogeys and had to rally to get back to 71.

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Chiefs busy with player moves Team cuts Charles, gives big deals to Berry, Duvernay-Tardif BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-dispatch

INDIANAPOLIS • Few teams cleared the decks like Kansas City when it came to roster-shaping entering the NFL Scouting Combine. The Chiefs re-signed Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry as well as up-and-coming offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. They released Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles, and decided not to place the franchise tag on defensive tackle Dontari Poe. Obviously, these were all big moves — it’s not like general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were re-arranging deck furniture at Arrowhead. In the case of Berry and DuvernayTardif, it’s nearly $120 million worth of contracts — $78 million over six years for Berry and $41 million over five years for Duvernay-Tardif. Cutting ties with Charles, a four-time Pro Bowler and five-time 1,000-yard rusher who spent nine seasons in KC, was not easy. “Jamaal’s one of my favorite guys that I’ve had a chance to coach,” Reid said. “You know he did everything for us, from running inside ... had the speed outside — world-class speed — to turn the corner. Had great hands, and on top of that he’s a great kid, and just dirty tough. “So you hate that situation. Whether he decides to play or not — he doesn’t need to — he’s got a great legacy and he could leave if he stopped playing today. But we all do get older, and that’s the way the National Football League is, so I wish him the best in everything he does. A future Hall of Famer, too.” It remains to be seen whether Charles will keep going. He’s at the age (30) where even the best NFL running backs start to wear down. And he’s coming of knee in-

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The Chiefs kept team leader Eric Berry with a six-year deal for $78 million.

juries in back-to-back seasons. Dorsey said he wanted make the decision on releasing Charles as early as possible in advance of the March 9 start of the free agency period to give Charles time to sort through his options. “I thought that would be fair for a player of his magnitude,” Dorsey said. “I thought that would be fair for Jamaal to see if he still wants to continue to play or not.” On the other end of the spectrum, resigning Berry keeps another of the Chiefs’ iconic players around for the near future. The five-time Pro Bowler and 2015 Comeback Player of the Year in the NFL played under the franchise tag last season, but made it clear early last month that he would not play under the tag this coming season. A potential messy situation was resolved Monday when the Chiefs and Berry reached accord on a new contract. “The good thing about it is, Eric’s representatives were in town that Sunday,” Dorsey said. “So what I decided was best for us to do was all sit down as a group on

Monday.” After 10 hours of face-to-face negotiations, they were able to strike a deal — in time for Dorsey to catch a Monday night flight to Indy and the combine. “I think that when you do a deal of this magnitude, it symbolizes what he is, what he means to the organization, and what kind of leader he is within the building,” Dorsey said. “He is a very beloved figure in Kansas City and will be here for a long time.” Berry remains a difference-maker on the KC defense, and his comeback from Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015 — well, to say he’s an inspirational leader would be understatement. “For all of us who saw Eric when he was fighting cancer and saw when he had no hair on his head, or actually on his face at all and body, um yeah, that’s part of the story,” Reid said. “But even before that, you saw the leadership, you saw the ability — the great ones have this — the ability to make everyone around you better. “When he came back, he even took it up a notch from there. So I think he appreciates every day that he gets to do this. Not that he didn’t before, but there’s still that little bit extra from what he went through.” But in signing Berry and Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs weren’t left with enough salary cap room to place the franchise tag on Poe. As a result, he may end up on the market next week as a free agent. Dorsey said he told Poe’s agent Wednesday that he wanted to keep an open line of communication, “because I don’t like to let good football players go. I consider him a really good football player. ... If we have an opportunity to get him back, I’m going to fight like the dickens to get him back.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Dalvin Cook of Florida State. “Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, all those guys, they paved the way for us. Zeke did a great job of catching the ball out of the backfield, protecting Dak (Prescott) at quarterback, and running very well behind a good offensive line. “So he paved the way for us very well. It was a good thing for us coming in right now.” Elliott made the Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro. Although Gurley’s production fell of in 2016, he was NFL offensive rookie of the year in 2015 for the then-St. Louis Rams. Gordon bounced back from a so-so rookie year to score 10 touchdowns in 13 games in 2016 for the now-Los Angeles Chargers. But mainly, this running back revival has been fueled by the success of Elliott, who took the league by storm out of Ohio State. “It helped us completely,” said Leonard Fournette of Louisiana State. “It showed he’s not just a running back. He can help in the passing game. He can run and block. He led a great way for these running backs coming out right now.” But don’t be fooled. It’s not as if the NFL will suddenly revert to three yards and a cloud of dust. But maybe having an everydown back isn’t such a bad thing, even in this age of ultra-specialization. And maybe, just maybe, it isn’t a bad thing to take a running back in the first round. “If it’s a special rare talent, a guy like Ezekiel Elliott, he’s always gonna go top 10,” said Russ Lande, a former NFL scout currently with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes. “Guys like a Melvin Gordon? That’s the debate.” Lande doesn’t believe in taking a player like Gordon, who probably falls into the pretty good but not elite category, in the first round. At the extreme end of the spectrum is ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, who simply doesn’t believe in using firstround picks on ballcarriers. Period. “When 11 of the 12 teams in the playofs don’t have a first-round running back, I think that’s proof positive that’s a good philosophy,” Kiper said, referring to the starting running backs in this past season’s playof field. The only exception, of course, was Elliott with the Cowboys. Over the past four drafts, only three running backs total have gone in Round

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Florida State’s Dalvin Cook is already a polished running back and a good pass-catcher.

1 — Elliott, Gurley, and Gordon. That will change this year. “I’ve got five running backs with firstround grades,” said draft analyst Mike Mayock of the NFL Network. “I think three are going to go in the first round,” referring to Cook, Fournette, and Stanford’s Christian McCafrey. He also has first-round grades on Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon and Tennessee’s Alvin Kamara, but thinks off-field issues with Mixon and questions on why Kamara washed out at Alabama (before resurfacing at Tennessee) will keep them out of Round 1. Fournette and Cook have the skill and college résumé’s to indicate they could be diference-makers in the NFL. “Fournette is a true power back, but with more athleticism than a lot of power backs have,” Lande said. “He’s got that agility to get away from traffic, to get to open space. He runs hard with the ball. He breaks tackles. “Dalvin Cook is probably the most allaround polished guy coming out. He’s natural in terms of catching the ball out of the backfield. He’s solid in pass protection. He’s a very athletic kid running between the tackles. He’s not as physically powerful as Fournette, and probably will never gain as many yards after contact.” As for McCafrey, he takes versatility to a new level, whether it’s running the football, catching passes, or making big plays on special teams as a return man. “I don’t think there’s anyone else that can do all the things I can as far as running between the tackles, outside pass protect, play the X (split end), Z (flanker) and slot,

and do a lot of things in the return game as well,” McCafrey said. “I think that’s what sets me apart.” Even beyond the headliners it’s a deep and talented running back class. San Diego State’s 176-pound mighty-mite, Donnell Pumphrey, holds the major college record for career rushing yards (6,405). Wyoming’s Brian Hill, who’s from Belleville West High, stacked up 4,287 yards in just three college seasons. Don’t forget D’Onta Foreman, who won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back after a 2,028-yard season for the Texas Longhorns. During their media sessions Thursday, Fournette and McCafrey were questioned about skipping bowl games at their respective schools to get ready for the draft. “I did it because I was injured,” said Fournette, who was slowed by ankle problems at LSU. “It’s 100 percent now. It just needed time to heal.” McCafrey, who battled a hip injury, got a little agitated with repeated questions about his decision. “It was a career decision,” he said. “It was a decision to try to protect my dream of playing and succeeding in the NFL. ... I’m here now, moving on. That’s probably all I’ll talk about that anymore. I’m moving on to NFL football now.” McCafrey may be tired of talking about it to the media, but you can be sure every team that interviews him in Indy this week will ask about it. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


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Kelly ills in at DH for ailing Carpenter Cardinals 9, Braves 4

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JUPITER, FLA. • A late scratch of Matt Carpenter from Thursday’s lineup enabled Carson Kelly to take over as the Cardinals’ designated hitter and the latter singled in two runs in a goahead fourth inning of the Cardinals’ 9-4 exhibition win over Atlanta. Carpenter, said manager Mike Matheny, had felt some discomfort in his lower back early in camp while he was taking some ground balls. And, just before batting practice on Thursday, he mentioned to Matheny that he felt something untoward. Matheny made the lineup switch and, as they say in the business, he is “day to day.” Those were the words of general manager John Mozeliak. Matheny said he expected Carpenter to be out a couple of days anyway as he receives treatment. “I think he got it ahead of time,” said Matheny. “He was pretty pro-active about telling (the trainers) before it got very far. He didn’t even have a twinge yet. It was just that something didn’t feel quite right.” Carpenter, normally the Cardinals’ first baseman, is supposed to travel with the Cardinals to Fort Myers, Fla., for a game against the Minnesota Twins Monday and then remain there for the start of the brief Team USA training camp for the start of next week’s World Baseball Classic in Miami. “The WBC question — I’m not overly concerned at this point,” said Mozeliak. “We’ll weigh in on that tomorrow or really the next day to see how he’s reacting.” Matheny really didn’t want to weigh in on that matter at all other than to note that Major League Baseball is taking the WBC very seriously. “It’s (Carpenter’s) call, completely,” said Matheny. “He’s just going to have to figure out what’s best for him. Unfortunately, we can’t help him with that decision.” Kelly wasn’t the only player who spent most of last season

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Cards second baseman Kolten Wong (right) avoids the Braves’ Lane Adams as he turns a double play Thursday.

at Class AA Springfield who excelled on Thursday. Shortstop Paul DeJong, who had 22 homers at Springfield, tripled and scored in the second and smacked a three-run homer in the sixth. Outfielder Anthony Garcia, who spent more than a month at Springfield, also homered. DeJong, presumed to be mostly a third baseman, played some shortstop in the Arizona Fall League and has looked good at that spot here this spring. “They sent him out there (to Arizona) as a part-time shortstop and a guy who could play anywhere,” said Matheny. “And the next thing you know, he’s playing every day at shortstop. So we wanted to get a look. “We realize if he gets those reps at short, that’s going to make him better at those other positions in the infield, as well. He just looks the part. He’s handled himself in any position we’ve put him in. You can tell this kid has a nice idea how to hit. He studies. I watch him on the bench. He’s a pretty mature thinker for as young and as inexperienced as he

is. He has a high baseball IQ.” DeJong apparently is so much into the game that he even asks Matheny questions during a game. “He’s even asked, ‘No ofense, but why do what you did ...?’ “I said, ‘No offense taken,’” said Matheny.

DOUBLE THREAT Jordan Schafer, trying to make the team as a hybrid outfielder/ pitcher, drew a walk as a pinch hitter in the sixth and then pitched a scoreless seventh inning against the Braves, getting two called third strikes — one on a fastball and another on a breaking ball — and then a third strikeout on a breaking ball. He gave up only one soft single. Matheny said he didn’t leave Schafer in the outfield after he pitched because all the outfielders had just entered the game. Schafer, who began pitching just last year, at 29, would have had a chance to make the club as an extra outfielder because of his range, throwing arm and speed. “He’s a guy you want in the game late for defensive purposes,” Ma-

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pounds, Adams also spent his winter in St. Louis tuning his swing. He lowered his hands to slightly below his back shoulder and believed he could eliminate some “negative movement” and create a quicker, more direct path the ball. It worked in theory. It worked in batting practice. Manager Mike Matheny lauded the look of Adams’ swing, saying early on this spring that the results where “ridiculous” and the “ball was jumping off his bat like I’d never seen before.” Taking that swing from batting practice and drills into the game proved tricky as Adams’ timing was of, his bat swing a step slow, and six of those 12 atbats ended with strikeouts. He was at the tipping point. Stick to the change, or seek refuge in the familiar. “Whenever you change anything you’ve been doing your whole life it’s going to get crazy at times,” said hitting coach John Mabry, who described how hitters who overhaul swings can be “ugly ducklings” before they find the “swan.” “Hang with it and understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is a big risk-reward-type deal. But you have to hang with it to get to the other side.” And how does a hitter know? “When it all works, I guess,” Mabry said. “Or it doesn’t. That’s the risk.” The motivation for Adams was channeling his new strength, while also finding a way to consistently tap his existing power. This winter, Adams used Pilates and other training programs to improve his core strength, and with that, he said, came new muscles and flexibility for his swing. At the same time, he wanted to cut excess movement from his hands at the plate. When he had his swing synched, he and the Cardinals knew what was possible. According to the team’s internal metrics, Adams had the hardest-hit opposite-field home run on the team in 2016. His peak exit velocity, according to StatCast, was 110.9 mph. Adams also hit for distance. Only four players in the majors with at least 15 home runs averaged more distance than Adams’ 417 feet per homer, and two of them — Carlos Gonzales (427 feet) and Trevor Story (422 feet) — called Coors Field home. Matheny has often described Adams’“lofting” power. What Adams wanted to find was a consistent source of it. “I felt like what I wasn’t doing consistently, I could now,” Adams said this past weekend. “I feel like I’m in a great place now, and hopefully it will translate.” It didn’t, not against game-speed fastballs. Other Cardinals in past years have been in the box with the same dilemma.

Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso both broke down and rebuilt their swings while on the job in the regular season. Both saw their batting average sag for a few weeks before emerging from the new-swing cocoon better. Stephen Piscotty arrived at spring training last year with a swing he had altered to tap into more power, and he talked about how at first he was going to have some struggles before emerging better on the other side. Kolten Wong has tinkered with his swing and, as Mabry said about the others, experienced a few steps back before finally, thankfully, taking a leap forward. “They say Rome wasn’t built in a day,” Wong said. “This takes time to finally make that your own and understand how to make that new swing your swing. You’re working toward a purpose.” As Adams searched for the success to match the purpose, Matheny referenced how players who undergo “radical changes” can “open the door for speculation.” Did the weight loss cost him strength? Did a swing change, hatched in a cage, fail to account for the speed of the game? Adams has said he feels stronger and “more eicient” carrying less weight. Oicials with the team assured Thursday morning that Adams had their support, and with a work day Wednesday he was able to also absorb their input. Over lunch, Adams, Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller huddled in the batting cage to find a midpoint, that spot where what he wanted to improve about his swing converged with the timing necessary to … hit. “What I was doing was getting by with the batting practice and the stuf in the cage,” Adams said. “You step into the box with a guy throwing 94 (mph), 95-plus with some movement, I knew I was of. I knew I need to make a change. I was able to do that.” Against Braves pitcher Bartolo Colon on Thursday, Adams fouled of a pitch that dropped between two fielders near the visitors’ dugout. He then laced one of Colon’s slithering fastballs for a home run. It was the kind of line-drive bolt that Matheny had said he saw Adams spray around the ballpark during batting practice. It was the kind of home run Adams’ swing wasn’t generating consistently this past season. It was, for early March, a start. “He took it to heart and did what he did,” Mabry said. “He did it and understood there would be adjustments along the way. You’ve got the same paint job, the same rims, and all you did was open up the hood and put a better engine in, a more efficient engine. It runs better. We’re waiting to see what spins out of it — a work in progress.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

theny said. “He’s an interesting guy. He couldn’t have had a better outing, that’s for sure.”

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ter) thinking about 97 and throw a changeup out of nowhere in a tough count. Pretty impressive.”

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Hard-throwing Sandy Alcantara, who received a visit to the mound from catcher Yadier Molina after a hard single and then a high, inside pitch in the fourth, escaped that inning with a double-play grounder to third baseman Jedd Gyorko. With the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, Alcantara received another visit from Molina. This time, the righthander struck out two hitters to maintain the lead. “No surprise, right?” said Matheny, who has seen Molina do this many times. “A lot like with Carlos (Martinez). There’s maintenance. Some of it was getting his arm slot right, where he wasn’t on the side of the ball and the ball sails. “Yadi’s always going to keep them pitching, instead of throwing. And then (Alcantara) blew up some bats. He’d get that (hit-

Lefthander Kevin Siegrist, brought along slowly because of a tender shoulder, faced hitters for the first time on Thursday. Righthander Luke Weaver said he didn’t expect to be out long after sufering back spasms during the eighth inning on Wednesday. He said he thought about trying to “suck it up” and stay in to get the last out but thought it was more prudent — and Matheny agreed — that he say something to somebody in authority.

CARDS SIGN 21 PLAYERS The Cardinals have agreed to terms with all 21 of the previously unsigned pre-arbitration players on their 40-man roster. Among the most notable signees were outfielders Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

Video check helps Wainwright HOCHMAN • FROM C1

mounds in 2013. … I looked it up (online) — ‘Adam Wainwright teaching a curveball.’” Best story I’ve heard in a while — just the image of Adam Wainwright, intensely watching an instructional video starring Adam Wainwright. Sure enough, the video showed that his current curveball grip was off. So he promptly grabbed a ball, alerted his wife and “I just flipped it to her and said, ‘Yeah!’ I knew right away. As soon as I felt the seams coming of my fingers, I knew it was going to be better.” To be the pitcher he used to be, Wainwright learned from the pitcher he used to be. That’s a fitting sentiment heading into this season because, four out of every five starts, a Cards starter will be out there trying to “re-prove” himself. Wainwright. Michael Wacha. Mike Leake. Lance Lynn. Three had down 2016s and the fourth returns from Tommy John. Four throwing shoulders with chips on them. Some of these guys must “re-prove” for the Cards to improve. “I look at our rotation and I think we’re going into this with a lot of confidence with this group,” general manager John Mozeliak said. “I do think, from a starting standpoint, all of these gentlemen certainly feel like they have something to prove — and are eager to get going.” The defense should get better, they say. The ofense should get on base more, they say. But I say none of that matters if the starting pitching doesn’t hold its own. “I guess some of us on the staff underperformed, and I think some of the guys would definitely admit to that,” Wacha said. “I think we’re going out and just trying to perform better — we believe we can pitch better. And we know we have to pitch better in order to make a run in the playofs.” There was plenty of frustration last season, but two signs of optimism heading into 2017. First, you can make a case why each guy struggled — and why it might very well not happen again. And second, well, I’ll let Mike Matheny tell you: “Statistically, we were pretty blatant by how strong our pitching was (in 2015), and the thing is, we have most of those characters still here. ... If it’s something you’ve already proven, then it should be an expectation, not just something you’re hoping for.” The optimism oozes from the skipper, and that’s fine, because he is right — Wacha and Lynn (and of course Carlos Martinez) were part of that historic staf in 2015. And as for why guys struggled last season, a lot of it is connected to the ofensive defense the Cardinals played. Consider that Cardinals’ starting pitchers had the 13thbest ERA in baseball (4.33) but the sixthbest FIP — Fielding Independent Pitching (3.92). And stat sites such as thepowerrank. com show that Cards were below average in cluster luck when they pitched. We saw how many “four-out innings” pitchers pitched in 2016, and a starter such

as Leake actually changed his approach to try to avoid as many grounders allowed, because of the shaky gloves behind him. So an optimist says that Ol’ Leaker should have a better season than his 4.69 ERA of a year ago. And Wacha has tried to strengthen his shoulder to avoid injury. Honestly, it was rough watching him, last season, an Old October star stuck. Would his legacy be 2013? Would he even be a starter in 2017? A Cardinal? We all know what happened next. The fifth rotation spot is now his to lose. On Friday here in Florida, Wacha will make another spring start, sure enough against another phenom looking to reclaim his name — Stephen Strasburg of Washington. As for Lynn, I have a feeling about this guy. Extra-long time of recovery since the surgery. Contract year. Hunger to prove. Consistent, enticing statistics from previous seasons — 3.37 ERA and an average of 189 innings in the past four years he has pitched. That’s rather good. And, if anything, there’s this confidence to the way he talks about his game. Like, he expects to be Lance Lynn again. No hesitancy. Just the old fastball-flinger we remember. As for the Wainwright we remember — the one who surely will be enshrined in the Cardinals’ own Hall of Fame — he’s giddy again. Sure, during the course of last spring and last season, he shared moments when he felt he was “back.” Yet looking back, his season was rough — but in part because of his curveball (in name only). Consider this: For Waino’s career, opponents hit .170 against his curveball, and in 2014, just .156, but last season, which was his next full season — opponents hit .231, a substantial increase. With a weakened curveball, Waino was like Frank Sinatra with a cold (or perhaps Frank Viola with elbow pain). He’d never allowed more than seven doubles of a curveball — last year he allowed 12. And he would routinely tally 100-plus strikeouts on a curve — last year he had just 66. As weird as it sounds, Wainwright might’ve just saved his upcoming season (career?) by watching his own instructional video here in Jupiter. “A big part of why my curveball was so bad (in 2016) was that my grip changed without me really knowing,” he said after starting the first two innings on Thursday, tallying two of his three strikeouts on curves. “Both of the homers (allowed Thursday) were on sloppy cutters, but the other stuf was really good. … I’m actually really, really fired up about my stuff right now. Just some life in there and I’m not having to force velocity. I don’t know, I just felt like it was coming out really easy today. And I don’t think I’ve ever broken a ball over 88 in spring training before, so I’m excited about where I’m at. “I was very thankful for that video. It was gone last year — I got my curveball back.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com


BASEBALL

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NOTEBOOK Red Sox’s Price scratched from irst spring start Red Sox lefthander David Price was scratched from his irst spring training start and will consult with specialists after experiencing soreness in his left forearm and elbow. Price, who was scheduled to make his irst spring start this weekend, underwent an MRI on Wednesday but results of the test are not yet available. Still, Price is expected to seek second opinions from Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Neil ElAttrache, who are at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. He would likely travel to Indianapolis for consultations. Manager John Farrell said Price threw 38 pitches in a two-inning simulated game Tuesday and felt no discomfort. He irst noticed the soreness Wednesday morning. (AP) Mets’ Wright intent on rehab • A smiling David Wright returned to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday, went to his favorite cofee shop and exchanged welcoming hugs with Dave Winield and executive director of MLB’s Players Association Tony Clark, both of whom happened to be there. The message and mood changed, however, when the Mets’ third baseman went down the street to

New York’s spring training complex at First Data Field. When Wright, 34, threw for the irst time this spring, it was privately and not in front of the media. He and manager Terry Collins said he would continue to increase his distance, and there was even some mention of playing some at irst base when his throwing improved. However, a sore right shoulder had Wright headed back to New York, where he was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement that his physician said was serious. He sought a second opinion, but the end result is he has been shut down indeinitely from throwing. “It’s just, as far as I’m concerned, a little bump in the road,” Wright said of the recovery process. “I’ll give everything I have to the rehab, and hopefully be out there helping my teammates as soon as possible.” (AP) White Sox’s Abreu to return to training • Chicago White Sox irst baseman Jose Abreu is free to return to spring training in Arizona now that he’s concluded his testimony in the trial of two men accused of illegally smuggling Cuban ballplayers to the United States. Abreu testiied for a second day Thursday in the trial in Miami. On Wednesday, he testiied that he ate

a chunk of a fake passport while lying to the U.S. to cover up his illegal travel. (AP) Pirates’ Kang receives suspended jail term • A South Korean court has handed Pittsburgh Pirates inielder Jung Ho Kang a suspended two-year prison sentence for leeing the scene after crashing a car into a guardrail while driving under the inluence of alcohol. The sentence handed down by the Seoul Central District Court was a heavier punishment than the 15 million won ($13,000) ine prosecutors had sought, but still clears Kang to join the Pirates for the new season. (AP) Blanton, Nationals inalize contract • Setup man Joe Blanton and the Washington Nationals have inalized a $4 million, one-year contract. The 36-year-old righthander was a free agent after pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016. He went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 80 innings.(AP) Rangers’ Cashner to see doctor • Texas Rangers righthander Andrew Cashner has soreness in his right upper biceps and will see team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Friday. (Fort World Star-Telegram)

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Mizzou opens at home on 7-game win streak Seven regulars are hitting at least .300 BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-dispatch

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year coach Steve Bieser knows better than to draw too many conclusions from the Missouri baseball team’s 7-1 start. The Tigers have won seven straight games heading into Bieser’s debut series at Taylor Stadium this weekend, but he recognizes the schedule will get more daunting when Southeastern Conference play gets started. But there was plenty to like about Mizzou’s 4-0 run at last week’s Kleberg Bank College Classic in Texas, where the Tigers beat nationally ranked Houston, swept two from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and rallied against Illinois. Nonconference slip-ups in February and March have tarnished Mizzou’s credentials in past seasons. Their first four seasons in the SEC, the Tigers were just 54-44 in nonconference games, most of which were against teams from midmajor leagues. This year’s nonconference schedule was constructed before Bieser replaced Tim Jamieson as head coach last July, but the rookie coach fully knows the purpose behind a relatively soft start to the slate. Starting with Friday’s 6:30 home opener, the Tigers host Illinois-Chicago (4-3) for a three-game series this weekend. “I think we’re starting off with the right competition,” Bieser said, “and giving us a chance to work through the kinks we have in our program right now.” Through eight games, the Tigers’ reshaped lineup appears mostly unkinked. Under Bieser, whose Southeast Missouri State teams punished Ohio Valley Conference pitching the previous three years, Mizzou leads the SEC in batting average (.352), on-base percentage (.444), hits (102), walks (45) and doubles (28). It took Mizzou 16 games to hit that many doubles last season. After opening the year with a 6-2 loss to Eastern Michigan Feb. 17 with junior ace Tanner Houck (Collinsville) on the mound, the Tigers recovered the next day with a 27-9 win. “We just kept rolling,” right fielder Trey Harris said of the 22-hit onslaught. “We were like, ‘Oh, man, we’ve got 10. Oh

snap, we’ve got 15.’ It just kept going. Guys were having good (at-bats).” Take that double-digit number out of the team’s run total and the Tigers are still averaging six per game. Seven regulars in the lineup are hitting .300, led by shortstop Robbie Glendinning (.458), catcher Brett Bond (.457; Westminster) and center fielder Connor Brumfield (.433). Brumfield, Bieser’s leadoff hitter and one of just four holdovers from last year’s team with four or more starts, has hit safely in all eight games. Just a .221 hitter last year as a freshman, Brumfield has eased Bieser’s concerns after a quiet fall during the team’s intrasquad games. “From playing Mizzou last year I knew Connor had that in him,” Bieser said. “We just hadn’t seen it in the fall. … He does everything a leadof hitter needs to do.” On the mound, the Tigers’ most celebrated player has the team’s only loss. Houck, widely considered a first-round prospect for this summer’s MLB draft, has yet to pitch into the seventh inning in two starts and owns a bloated 7.20 ERA. Bieser isn’t concerned. For one, the rest of the staff has picked up the slack, the bullpen especially, sporting a 1.30 ERA behind strong outings from freshman T.J. Sikkema, the MVP of last week’s Classic, and Cole Bartlett. Bieser expected Houck to need a few starts to settle into form after he sat out the fall scrimmages following a busy summer with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. “When you look at the big picture,” Bieser said, “he’s behind where he should be at this point. It was necessary for him to sit out the fall. We expect each start to get better.” Starting with Friday’s home opener, another chance for the Tigers to continue their hot streak under new command. While the Tigers don’t start SEC play until visiting Alabama March 14-17, UIC is no pushover: The Flames just took two of three games against perennial power Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. “I’m sure they’re not expecting to do anything but win the series,” Bieser said. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

> MU baseball, weekend series • vs. Illinois-Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

Cards catcher Yadier Molina reacts after lubbing the opening throw in the irst round of a relay race on Feb. 21.

Molina is a leader for Puerto Rican team ORTIZ • FROM C1

of Famers Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Alomar and Ivan Rodriguez. The Puerto Rican flag is such an extension of Molina’s personality, he was surprised anybody would be silly enough to ask about it. “It’s there because I want to put it on my locker,” he says while smiling and dismissively shaking his head as though he had just been asked if he takes pride in his defense or if he realized that water was wet. “It’s there because I feel very proud to be Puerto Rican.” The native of Bayamon has always embraced the opportunity to represent his island, whether in St. Louis with the Cardinals or in the World Baseball Classic. He is first and foremost a proud son of the late Benjamin Molina Sr., who raised three eventual World Series-winning catchers — Bengie, Jose and Yadier. To Yadier, representing Puerto Rico is second only to representing the Molina family. “It’s an honor, a sense of pride,” said Molina, who will leave the Cardinals’ camp early next week to join Team Puerto Rico. “When you play for your country, it’s something very fulfilling. “You’re playing for your ‘gente’ (people) and family. It’s always been an honor. I’ll always be there for them whenever I can.” Molina, 34, didn’t hesitate when Team Puerto Rico invited him to play in the WBC again. At an age when other catchers might prefer to take it easy in spring training, the eight-time Gold Glove winner and seventime All-Star will play in his fourth WBC. “You don’t ask Yadi Molina if he’s going to be part of the WBC. That was a given,” said Astros bench coach Alex Cora, who is Team Puerto Rico’s general man-

ager. “We knew he was going to be part of the team.” Molina will report to Puerto Rico’s training camp in Arizona on Monday before opening Pool D play against Venezuela next Friday in Guadalajara, Mexico. Puerto Rico, which reached the championship of the last WBC in 2013, has been grouped with Mexico, Venezuela and Italy for the first round. Since making his debut with the Cardinals in 2004, Molina has won every major trophy or title he has sought except a WBC title. He has helped the Cardinals win two World Series titles and four National League pennants while also adding the eight Gold Gloves and seven All-Star nods to his résumé. Now he wants the WBC title that eluded him in the inaugural 2006 tournament and again in 2009 and 2013. Molina earned raves at the 2013 WBC while guiding a modest Puerto Rican pitching staf to the title game against the Dominican Republic. It’s a tremendous understatement to say Puerto Rico’s staf at the 2013 WBC was comprised of no-name starters. Nonetheless, Molina deftly guided that staf to the championship game. He also served as Puerto Rico’s flag bearer while leading his team onto the field at AT&T Park before the championship game. Although the Dominican Republic beat the underdog Puerto Ricans in the final, that WBC remains one of the highlights of Molina’s career. “I made a lot of great memories,” he said. “We beat a lot of good teams. We beat Venezuela, Japan, the United States, Italy. We had a lot of great moments. We had a lot of super intense games, and I’m really happy with that.” Puerto Rican baseball has a

rich history, highlighted by Clemente’s rich legacy. In July Rodriguez will become the fourth Boricuan inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. He’ll join Clemente, former Cardinals star Cepeda and Alomar. Molina may join those greats in Cooperstown one day. Although he is still building his Hall of Fame case, there’s no denying he’s already a great inspiration back home in the same way Clemente, Cepeda, Alomar and Rodriguez once captivated the island’s young and old baseball fans. “He’s aware of what he means to Puerto Rican kids,” Cora said of Molina. “There’s a lot of kids that want to be like Yadier Molina. He’s in a spot that he understands that there’s going to be a legacy.” Cora jokes that Molina has been looking forward to the 2017 WBC since Fernando Rodney of the Dominican Republic secured the final out of the 2013 WBC championship game. This Puerto Rican team might be the best yet. There’s plenty of reason for optimism. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more impressive young infield core than Puerto Rico’s, which includes 2015 American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa of the Astros, All-Star Francisco Lindor of the Indians and Javier Baez of the World Series champion Cubs. “We have a lot of young talent, good veterans combined with young players,” Molina said. “If we play ball right and we can do the little things right I think we can have a good showing.” If Puerto Rico returns to the championship game, look for Molina to carry the flag as he leads his teammates onto the field again. Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks on Twitter jortiz@post-dispatch.com

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Then-Southeast Missouri State baseball coach Steve Bieser times the pitches of the Louisiana Tech pitcher last season.


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MU women have sights on SEC win SLU women will try to overcome mental block

hird-seeded Tigers feel like underdogs entering tournament play BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • Before the

Missouri women’s basketball season tipped off in November, the team’s three seniors put together a checklist of things they’d yet to accomplish during their Mizzou careers. The Tigers hadn’t beaten South Carolina or Kentucky. Check, check. Those were two of the wins that helped propel Mizzou to a third-place finish in the Southeastern Conference. Next on the list: Win an SEC tournament game. That remains unchecked. Predicted to finish in the bottom half of the 14-team league, No. 23 Missouri (21-9) was the surprise team of the SEC this season and earned the No. 3 seed in this week’s conference tournament in Greenville, S.C. After a double bye in the bracket, the Tigers face No. 6 seed Texas A&M (20-10) in Friday’s late game with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. start at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Missouri beat the Aggies in the regular-season meeting. While the Tigers savored their strong finish to the regular season — Robin Pingeton’s team won 10 of 12 games down the stretch including the last five — they’re not looking past the incentives at stake in Greenville. Missouri won the Big Eight tournament in 1983, ’85 and ’86. “We’re just a team that’s never satisfied,” said guard Lindsey Cunningham, one of Pingeton’s three seniors along with Lianna Doty (Kirkwood)

and Sierra Michaelis. “We work really hard, we achieve something, but then we want what’s next. That’s a good mentality to have. It doesn’t allow us to exhale and get comfortable. Once you do that, it starts going downhill.” This is Missouri’s fifth SEC tournament since joining the conference for the 2012-13 season and the team’s highest seed in the bracket. In their inaugural season in the field, the Tigers were the No. 10 seed in 2013 and lost to Vanderbilt in their opening game. In 2014, Mizzou dropped to the 12 seed and lost to Mississippi State. A year later, MU peaked at No. 7 but lost to Georgia. Last season, the Tigers lost to Auburn as the 8 seed but still managed to receive an atlarge invitation to the NCAA Tournament, the team’s first time in the field since 2006. This year, Pingeton’s team is all but locked into a favorable seed in the field of 64 and could enhance its spot on the bracket with a win or two this weekend. ESPN.com’s latest projection has Mizzou the No. 5 seed in a Los Angeles regional with a potential second-round game against No. 4 seed UCLA. The Tigers beat Brigham Young as a 10 seed last year in Austin, Texas, then lost to 2 seed Texas on its home floor. Mizzou’s players aren’t too caught up in the projections. “Just to see your name pop up (in the bracket) regardless what number is next to you is so exciting and exhilarating,” Cunningham said. The NCAA field of 64 will

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be revealed March 13, with the first-round games to begin March 17. The NCAA selection committee has revealed its top 16 overall seeds each of the last three weeks, none of which included Mizzou. Should the Tigers cut down the nets in Greenville on Sunday, they could climb into the top 16 discussion as a possible regional seed, though with the MSHSAA Class 4 and 5 basketball tournaments set for Mizzou Arena March 17-18, the Tigers might not have a facility to host an NCAA regional. For now, Pingeton’s team is consumed with getting its first SEC tournament victory. Though 11 teams look up to Missouri in the seedings, Pingeton insisted her team heads to Greenville with a newfound reputation to uphold, even with wins over No. 1 South Carolina, No. 4 Kentucky and eight other teams in the field. “I just feel like we’re still the hunter,” said Pingeton, voted SEC coach of the year by her peers in the league. “I really do. We’ve obviously had a great stretch here. … But we’re not going to sway from who we are and what we do and how we approach games. We’re still building. Honestly, I still look at us as the underdogs and still have something to prove.” “These seniors deserve to win a game in the SEC tournament,” Sophie Cunningham said. “That’s what we’re playing for. We just want to prove we’re meant to be the third seed.”

For a team that relies heavily on its shooting, and in particular its 3-point shooting, the St. Louis University women’s basketball team has established a troubling trend at the Richmond Coliseum, site of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Billikens have endured a three-year shooting slump at the tournament, something that will need to improve dramatically if they hope to make a run at the championship this weekend. SLU opens against Fordham on Friday at 1 p.m. In five games from 2014-16, SLU shot 32.4 percent overall, made 21 percent of its 3-pointers and averaged 61.2 points. “The key to the tournament will be toughness, no matter who you play,” coach Lisa Stone said. “When we shoot well, we’re really tough. If not, you have to rely on defense, getting loose balls and boxing out. It’s not just grit and beating someone up, but it’s a mental piece as well.” SLU hopes to avoid the mental block that has accompanied the lid on the basket because the Billikens will need three wins in three days to reach the NCAA Tournament. SLU broke the school record for 3-pointers in a season in its last game and was equally dangerous from the perimeter a year ago, when it tied for the regularseason championship. But the Billikens have not had a single good 3-point shooting game in Richmond at tournament time. They weren’t good close to the

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> SEC tournament • Mizzou vs. Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. Friday, SEC Network

basket last year either. “We missed 11 layups right away,” Stone said of one tournament game in 2016. “We’ve had opportunities but haven’t shot the ball well. When we score, we’re dangerous.” SLU (23-7) is the No. 4 seed after missing a chance to again tie for the league title in the final regular-season game. Despite its offensive struggles, SLU reached the semifinals last year and lost 56-52 to Duquesne. In 2015 the Billikens won in the first round to earn a quarterfinal meeting with George Washington, which won 77-63. SLU led the A-10 in scoring this season, averaging 74.6 points, and also was No. 1 in shooting (44.4 percent) and 3-pointers made (210) while shooting 34.8 percent beyond the arc. Guard Jackie Kemph, the A-10 player of the year, has addressed the team’s struggles in the tournament and hopes to rebound after making six of 27 shots in two tournament games last season. Stone believes Kemph and her teammates will respond after the disappointment of recent trips. “When we first came here we just wanted to get a win to feel good,” Stone said. “Last year we made a statement of desire to get to the championship. It’s the same this year but the more experience you have in those situations, the more determined you are.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

> A-10 tournament • SLU vs. Fordham, 1 p.m. Friday

Evansville jumps to a big lead, wins MVC Tournament opener

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Evansville’s David Howard goes up for a shot despite a hand in his face from Indiana State’s Matt Van Scyoc (30) and the defense of T.J. Bell (42) in the second half Thursday. BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It certainly was not the game most expected. In the opening contest of the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament Thursday evening, eighthseeded Evansville started aggressively, built a big lead and then held of a late run from No. 9 Indiana State before coming away with an 83-72 win at Scottrade Center. The Purple Aces (16-16) now have a quick turnaround, advancing to play top-seeded Illinois State (25-5) in Friday’s first quarterfinal game at noon. “We’re just thrilled to advance and play a great team in Illinois State,” Evansville coach Marty Simmons said. “We’re really proud of our guys; played a lot of good basketball tonight. “Give Indiana State credit. We were telling our guys timeout after timeout that we had to tighten up because (the Sycamores) would never quit. They made some big shots, made a run, but I liked the way our guys

hung in and finished it of.” The semi-blowout could not have been expected; the teams split two earlier meetings, with Indiana State winning 85-84 in overtime on Feb. 1 and the host Purple Aces posting a 65-63 win Saturday in the teams’ regularseason finale. Evansville, which led by 21 late in the opening half, stretched the margin to 26 at 53-27 when senior Jaylon Brown knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 15½ minutes to play. Indiana State (11-20) finished strong, getting as close as seven points before Evansville hit some late free throws to secure the win. “It’s easy to play when you’re down 20 or 25 points,” Indiana State coach Greg Lansing said. “I’m just really disappointed in how we started, just can’t understand how you can start a game like that. (Evansville) came out and punched us right in the face and we did not respond. ... The hungrier, more determined team won.” Evansville was intent on setting a tone early. “I think the practices we had

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1 Illinois St. (25-5) 8 Evansville

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4 SIUC (16-15) 2:35 p.m., FSM

5 Loyola (18-13) TITLE GAME 1:05 p.m. KMOV, Ch. 4

2 Wichita St. (27-4) 7 Bradley (12-19)

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5:05 p.m., CBSSN

3 N. Iowa (14-15) 8:35 p.m., FSM Plus

6 Missouri St. (16-15)

this week really helped us to come in with some intensity,” said Brown, who led all scorers (27 points) and rebounders (eight) in the game. “Just knowing that (Indiana State’s Brenton) Scott and (Everett) Clemons were going to have the ball in their hands a lot, I thought we did a good job of slowing them down and forcing them to take tough shots.” Fellow guards Duane Gibson and Ryan Taylor added 20 and 12 points, respectively, for

Evansville, which reached the Arch Madness title game a year ago. Forward Christian Benzon chipped in with 11 points. Scott came on strong with 12 second-half points and a gamehigh 17 for the Sycamores, who also got double-figure scoring from seniors T.J. Bell (15) and Clemons (12). Illinois State beat Evansville twice this season — 62-50 at home on Dec. 29 and 69-59 on Jan. 29 in Evansville. “They’re an outstanding

EVANSVILLE 83, INDIANA ST. 72 FG FT Reb INDIANA ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A Bunschoten 21 3-5 0-0 0-3 0 Van Scyoc 27 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 Bell 21 6-10 3-3 4-5 2 Clemons 35 3-13 6-6 3-7 1 Scott 30 5-19 3-4 0-1 5 Barnes 26 3-7 2-2 0-7 4 Knight 14 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 Murphy 13 1-3 2-3 2-5 0 Kessinger 7 0-3 0-0 1-3 0 Rickman 6 0-2 1-2 0-0 0 Totals 200 23-68 17-20 10-34 14 Percentages: FG.338, FT.850. 3-point goals: 9-28, .321. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 11. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 11. Steals: 5. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb EVANSVILLE Min M-A M-A O-T A Howard 23 1-2 5-10 2-7 1 Benzon 36 3-5 5-8 2-6 1 Brown 39 9-19 6-9 1-8 2 Gibson 32 6-7 8-13 0-7 4 Taylor 36 4-15 3-4 3-5 1 Smith 14 1-3 0-0 0-2 3 Vucetic 14 2-2 0-0 2-4 0 Hainna 4 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 Wiley 2 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 Totals 200 26-55 27-44 10-43 12 Percentages: FG.473, FT.614. 3-point goals: 4-11, .364. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 10. Blocked shots: 6. Turnovers: 10. Steals: 10. Technical fouls: None. Indiana St. 25 47 — Evansville 44 39 —

PF PTS 3 8 4 6 3 15 3 12 4 17 4 9 4 0 2 4 0 0 1 1 28 72

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team,” Simmons said of the Redbirds. “They’re well-coached, very athletic and they’re really, really competitive.” Joe Lyons jlyons@post-dispatch.com


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MU women have sights on SEC win SLU women will try to hird-seeded Tigers feel like underdogs entering tournament play BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • Before the

Missouri women’s basketball season tipped off in November, the team’s three seniors put together a checklist of things they’d yet to accomplish during their Mizzou careers. The Tigers hadn’t beaten South Carolina or Kentucky. Check, check. Those were two of the wins that helped propel Mizzou to a third-place finish in the Southeastern Conference. Next on the list: Win an SEC tournament game. That remains unchecked. Predicted to finish in the bottom half of the 14-team league, No. 23 Missouri (21-9) was the surprise team of the SEC this season and earned the No. 3 seed in this week’s conference tournament in Greenville, S.C. After a double bye in the bracket, the Tigers face No. 6 seed Texas A&M (20-10) in Friday’s late game with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. start at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Missouri beat the Aggies in the regular-season meeting. While the Tigers savored their strong finish to the regular season — Robin Pingeton’s team won 10 of 12 games down the stretch including the last five — they’re not looking past the incentives at stake in Greenville. Missouri won the Big Eight tournament in 1983, ’85 and ’86. “We’re just a team that’s never satisfied,” said guard Lindsey Cunningham, one of Pingeton’s three seniors along with Lianna Doty (Kirkwood)

and Sierra Michaelis. “We work really hard, we achieve something, but then we want what’s next. That’s a good mentality to have. It doesn’t allow us to exhale and get comfortable. Once you do that, it starts going downhill.” This is Missouri’s fifth SEC tournament since joining the conference for the 2012-13 season and the team’s highest seed in the bracket. In their inaugural season in the field, the Tigers were the No. 10 seed in 2013 and lost to Vanderbilt in their opening game. In 2014, Mizzou dropped to the 12 seed and lost to Mississippi State. A year later, MU peaked at No. 7 but lost to Georgia. Last season, the Tigers lost to Auburn as the 8 seed but still managed to receive an atlarge invitation to the NCAA Tournament, the team’s first time in the field since 2006. This year, Pingeton’s team is all but locked into a favorable seed in the field of 64 and could enhance its spot on the bracket with a win or two this weekend. ESPN.com’s latest projection has Mizzou the No. 5 seed in a Los Angeles regional with a potential second-round game against No. 4 seed UCLA. The Tigers beat Brigham Young as a 10 seed last year in Austin, Texas, then lost to 2 seed Texas on its home floor. Mizzou’s players aren’t too caught up in the projections. “Just to see your name pop up (in the bracket) regardless what number is next to you is so exciting and exhilarating,” Cunningham said. The NCAA field of 64 will

be revealed March 13, with the first-round games to begin March 17. The NCAA selection committee has revealed its top 16 overall seeds each of the last three weeks, none of which included Mizzou. Should the Tigers cut down the nets in Greenville on Sunday, they could climb into the top 16 discussion as a possible regional seed, though with the MSHSAA Class 4 and 5 basketball tournaments set for Mizzou Arena March 17-18, the Tigers might not have a facility to host an NCAA regional. For now, Pingeton’s team is consumed with getting its first SEC tournament victory. Though 11 teams look up to Missouri in the seedings, Pingeton insisted her team heads to Greenville with a newfound reputation to uphold, even with wins over No. 1 South Carolina, No. 4 Kentucky and eight other teams in the field. “I just feel like we’re still the hunter,” said Pingeton, voted SEC coach of the year by her peers in the league. “I really do. We’ve obviously had a great stretch here. … But we’re not going to sway from who we are and what we do and how we approach games. We’re still building. Honestly, I still look at us as the underdogs and still have something to prove.” “These seniors deserve to win a game in the SEC tournament,” Sophie Cunningham said. “That’s what we’re playing for. We just want to prove we’re meant to be the third seed.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

> SEC tournament • Mizzou vs. Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. Friday, SEC Network

overcome mental block BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For a team that relies heavily on its shooting, and in particular its 3-point shooting, the St. Louis University women’s basketball team has established a troubling trend at the Richmond Coliseum, site of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Billikens have endured a three-year shooting slump at the tournament, something that will need to improve dramatically if they hope to make a run at the championship this weekend. SLU opens against Fordham on Friday at 1 p.m. In five games from 2014-16, SLU shot 32.4 percent overall, made 21 percent of its 3-pointers and averaged 61.2 points. “The key to the tournament will be toughness, no matter who you play,” coach Lisa Stone said. “When we shoot well, we’re really tough. If not, you have to rely on defense, getting loose balls and boxing out. It’s not just grit and beating someone up, but it’s a mental piece as well.” SLU hopes to avoid the mental block that has accompanied the lid on the basket because the Billikens will need three wins in three days to reach the NCAA Tournament. SLU broke the school record for 3-pointers in a season in its last game and was equally dangerous from the perimeter a year ago, when it tied for the regularseason championship. But the Billikens have not had a single good 3-point shooting game in Richmond at tournament time. They weren’t good close to the

basket last year either. “We missed 11 layups right away,” Stone said of one tournament game in 2016. “We’ve had opportunities but haven’t shot the ball well. When we score, we’re dangerous.” SLU (23-7) is the No. 4 seed after missing a chance to again tie for the league title in the final regular-season game. Despite its offensive struggles, SLU reached the semifinals last year and lost 56-52 to Duquesne. In 2015 the Billikens won in the first round to earn a quarterfinal meeting with George Washington, which won 77-63. SLU led the A-10 in scoring this season, averaging 74.6 points, and also was No. 1 in shooting (44.4 percent) and 3-pointers made (210) while shooting 34.8 percent beyond the arc. Guard Jackie Kemph, the A-10 player of the year, has addressed the team’s struggles in the tournament and hopes to rebound after making six of 27 shots in two tournament games last season. Stone believes Kemph and her teammates will respond after the disappointment of recent trips. “When we first came here we just wanted to get a win to feel good,” Stone said. “Last year we made a statement of desire to get to the championship. It’s the same this year but the more experience you have in those situations, the more determined you are.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

> A-10 tournament • SLU vs. Fordham, 1 p.m. Friday

No. 8 Evansville tops Indiana St. in MVC opener

homas leads Bradley to win over Drake

BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It certainly was not the game most expected. In the opening contest of the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament Thursday evening, eighth-seeded Evansville started aggressively, built a big lead and then held of a late run from No. 9 Indiana State before coming away with an 83-72 win at Scottrade Center. The Purple Aces (16-16) now have a quick turnaround, advancing to play top-seeded Illinois State (25-5) in Friday’s first quarterfinal game at noon. “We’re just thrilled to advance and play a great team in Illinois State,” Evansville coach Marty Simmons said. “We’re really proud of our guys; played a lot of good basketball tonight. “Give Indiana State credit. We were telling our guys timeout after timeout that we had to tighten up because (the Sycamores) would never quit. They made some big shots, made a run, but I liked the way our guys hung in and finished it of.” The semi-blowout could not have been expected; the teams split two earlier meetings, with Indiana State winning 85-84 in overtime on Feb. 1 and the host Purple Aces posting a 65-63 win Saturday in the teams’ regular-season finale. Evansville, which led by 21 late in the opening half, stretched the margin to 26 at 53-27 when senior Jaylon Brown knocked down a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 15½ minutes to play. Indiana State (11-20) finished strong, getting as close as seven points before Evansville hit some late free throws to secure the win. “It’s easy to play when you’re down 20 or 25 points,” Indiana State coach Greg Lansing said. “I’m just really disappointed in how we started, just can’t understand how you can start a game like that. (Evansville) came out and punched us right in the face and we did not respond. ... The hungrier, more determined team won.” Evansville was intent on setting a tone early. “I think the practices we had this week really helped us to come in with some intensity,” said Brown, who led all scorers (27 points) and rebounders (eight) in the game. “Just knowing that (Indiana State’s Brenton) Scott and (Everett) Clemons were going to have the ball in their hands a lot, I thought we did a good job of slowing them down and forcing them to take tough shots.” Fellow guards Duane Gibson and Ryan Taylor added 20 and 12 points, respectively, for Evansville, which reached the Arch Madness title game a year ago. Forward Christian Benzon chipped in with 11 points. Scott came on strong with 12 second-half points and a game-high 17 for the Sycamores, who also got double-figure scoring from seniors T.J. Bell (15) and Clemons (12). Illinois State beat Evansville twice this season — 62-50 at home on Dec. 29 and 69-59 on Jan. 29 in Evansville. “They’re an outstanding team,” Simmons said of the Redbirds. “They’re wellcoached, very athletic and they’re really, really competitive.”

Bradley played two games against Drake during the regular season without ever allowing the Bulldogs to hold a lead, so a third meeting in a Missouri Valley Conference play-in game seemed an ideal scenario for the Braves. Although Drake did manage to get over the hump to lead early Thursday night at Scottrade Center, Bradley maintained its control over the MVC’s last-place team with a 67-58 win. The Braves had Donte Thomas to thank for their ability to fend of the Bulldogs after he sufered a cut over his right eye that required stitches in the first half. After failing to take a shot before the intermission, the junior forward scored all of his 17 points in the second half on eight-for-nine shooting. Thomas has had his three highestscoring games of the season against Drake, having scored 19 and 22 previously despite a 7.5 average on the season. “They’re just a very physical team and that gets me going,” he said. “I got the stitches in the first half and that kept me going, and I needed to be more aggressive.” Bradley coach Brian Wardle starts a lineup that consists of four freshmen and Thomas, who is a sophomore. That young group earned a test against Wichita State in Friday’s quarterfinals at 6 p.m. “We needed this,” Wardle said. “It’s a good step for our program just to win a game and get a feel for the tournament. It wasn’t always pretty. It was kind of a grind-it-out slugfest.” The Braves (13-19) held a 31-26 lead at halftime before Thomas emerged to score the team’s first six points of the second half. He hit six shots around the basket before stepping out to make his second 3-pointer of the season to give Bradley a 56-47 lead. Drake (7-24) made one last move before its season ended with a 10th consecutive loss. The Bulldogs pulled within four points twice on a jumper by De’Ante McMurray (Alton High) and then two free throws by McMurray with 1 minute 58 seconds left. But Darrell Brown made five of six free throws down the stretch for the Braves, and the Bulldogs missed their last five shots to finish at 32.8 percent. The first half was largely an exercise in offensive futility. Drake started the game making three of 18 shots and Bradley four of 17. The Bulldogs had a stretch of 6:54 without making a field goal and the Braves went 6:11. “We started slow offensively and took a couple of questionable shots,” Wardle said. “Starting four freshmen and being their first time here doing this, you could tell they were excited before the game. It’s a good experience to go through. But we kept battling defensively and the defense won us the game.” After the first 10 minutes Drake was holding an 11-9 lead, which was not bad considering that leading scorer Reed Timmer was on the bench with two fouls for 12 minutes and starting forward Nick McGlynn picked up two in the first two minutes and a third quickly upon his return. Drake had five players with at least two fouls at halftime but was within five points after trailing by as many as 11 after a 15-2 run by Bradley.

Joe Lyons jlyons@post-dispatch.com

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Evansville’s David Howard goes up for a shot despite a hand in his face from Indiana State’s Matt Van Scyoc (30) and the defense of T.J. Bell (42) in the second half Thursday.

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Bradley’s Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (right) passes around Drake’s Billy Wampler during the second half Thursday. Bradley won 67-58. THURSDAY

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1 Illinois St. (25-5) 8 Evansville

83

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Evansville (16-16) 9 Indiana St.

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2:35 p.m., CBSSN

4 SIUC (16-15) 2:35 p.m., FSM

5 Loyola (18-13) TITLE GAME 1:05 p.m. KMOV, Ch. 4

2 Wichita St. (27-4) 7 Bradley

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10 Drake

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Bradley (13-19) 5:05 p.m., CBSSN

3 N. Iowa (14-15) 8:35 p.m., FSM Plus

6 Missouri St. (16-15)

EVANSVILLE 83, INDIANA ST. 72

BRADLEY 67, DRAKE 58

FG FT Reb INDIANA ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Bunschoten 21 3-5 0-0 0-3 0 3 8 Van Scyoc 27 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 4 6 Bell 21 6-10 3-3 4-5 2 3 15 Clemons 35 3-13 6-6 3-7 1 3 12 Scott 30 5-19 3-4 0-1 5 4 17 Barnes 26 3-7 2-2 0-7 4 4 9 Knight 14 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 4 0 Murphy 13 1-3 2-3 2-5 0 2 4 Kessinger 7 0-3 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 Rickman 6 0-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 Totals 200 23-68 17-20 10-34 14 28 72 Percentages: FG.338, FT.850. 3-point goals: 9-28, .321. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 11. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 11. Steals: 5. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb EVANSVILLE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Howard 23 1-2 5-10 2-7 1 4 7 Benzon 36 3-5 5-8 2-6 1 1 11 Brown 39 9-19 6-9 1-8 2 1 27 Gibson 32 6-7 8-13 0-7 4 4 20 Taylor 36 4-15 3-4 3-5 1 1 12 Smith 14 1-3 0-0 0-2 3 4 2 Vucetic 14 2-2 0-0 2-4 0 4 4 Hainna 4 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 Wiley 2 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 Totals 200 26-55 27-44 10-43 12 20 83 Percentages: FG.473, FT.614. 3-point goals: 4-11, .364. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 10. Blocked shots: 6. Turnovers: 10. Steals: 10. Technical fouls: None. Indiana St. 25 47 — 72 Evansville 44 39 — 83

FG FT Reb DRAKE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS McGlynn 11 0-5 0-0 1-3 0 3 0 T.Thomas 20 4-6 4-5 2-8 1 3 12 McMurray 35 4-13 4-7 1-4 4 5 13 Timmer 22 2-9 5-6 0-1 3 2 11 Woodward 17 0-6 1-2 0-0 0 2 1 Arogundade 26 3-5 0-0 1-4 1 2 7 Schlatter 22 2-4 0-0 2-8 1 2 4 Enevold 18 1-2 0-0 2-5 0 2 2 Rivers 14 3-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 6 Wampler 14 0-5 2-2 0-0 0 2 2 Totals 200 19-58 16-22 9-35 10 23 58 Percentages: FG.328, FT.727. 3-point goals: 4-22, .182. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 16. Blocked shots: 3. Turnovers: 16. Steals: 6. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb BRADLEY Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS D.Thomas 31 8-9 0-1 2-9 1 0 17 Bar 27 4-9 2-2 1-5 0 3 10 Brown 31 2-8 5-7 0-3 0 0 10 Hodgson 17 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 3 Kennell 32 2-9 0-0 1-4 4 3 5 Pittman 120 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Lautier-Ogunleye 22 2-4 7-8 1-4 2 1 11 van Bree 19 3-7 2-4 1-6 0 4 8 McGlaston 18 1-4 0-0 0-3 0 1 3 Barker 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 Totals 200 23-53 16-22 6-34 7 20 67 Percentages: FG.434, FT.727. 3-point goals: 5-15, .333. Team rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 13. Blocked shots: 2. Turnovers: 13. Steals: 10. Technical fouls: None. Drake 26 32 — 58 Bradley 31 36 — 67 A: 5,057.

Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com


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St. Louisan Loos will retire at Austin Peay

Schmaltz returns to Blues Defenseman recalled from Chicago, where his brother plays for Hawks BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Dave Loos was Ohio Valley Conference coach of the year five times while winning nine league titles. ASSOCIATED PRESS

St. Louisan Dave Loos, 69, is retiring from Austin Peay after 27 years coaching the Governors. Loos, who also was athletics director for 16 years, is scheduled to hold a news conference on Monday. He notched his 500th career victory on Feb. 16 but missed four games in January while continuing chemotherapy for a cancerous lymph node. The all-time wins leader at Austin Peay, Loos was the Ohio Valley Conference coach of the year five times while winning nine titles. He led the Governors to four OVC Tournament championships, the last in 2016 when they lost to Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. The Govs went 11-19 this season, missing the OVC tournament. Loos, who played and coached at Mehlville High School and also coached at CBC, is the father of Missouri assistant Brad Loos. (AP) Muller is MVC Coach of the Year • After leading his team to the regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed in the postseason tournament, Illinois State’s Dan Muller was named Missouri Valley Conference coach of the year Thursday. The fifth-year head coach led the Redbirds to school records in wins (25) and league wins (17). Illinois State (25-5, 17-1) tied for the regular-season crown with Wichita State (27-4, 17-1) and earned the top seed in the league’s postseason tournament by virtue of a better RPI. The MVC tournament, also known as “Arch Madness,” began Thursday and runs through Sunday at Scottrade Center. Muller edged out Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall in the balloting of league coaches, media and sports information directors. Muller, a senior player on Illinois State’s last MVC regularseason champion in 1998, has guided the Redbirds to steady improvement in MVC play in his career — from 8-10 in 2013, 9-9 in 2014, 11-7 in 2015, 12-6 in 2016 and 17-1 this season. (Joe Lyons) No. 18 Cincinnati wins • Gary Clark had 14 points and seven rebounds in Cincinnati’s balanced attack, and the 18thranked Bearcats rolled to their 26th straight win at home, 6547 over Houston on Thursday night. Cincinnati (26-4, 15-2

American Athletic) wrapped up its fourth undefeated season at Fifth Third Arena, which opened in 1989. The Bearcats’ home winning streak is the second-longest at the arena. They won 41 in a row from 1997-2000. Rob Gray led Houston (20-9, 11-6) with 17 points.

It’s been pretty convenient for the Schmaltz family this season. Older brother Jordan was playing for the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. Younger brother Nick was playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL. Two brothers, one city. “It’s cool,” Jordan said Thursday. “Those guys, it seems they play every night, so I don’t get to see him a whole lot. Last week I went to see his game against Arizona. He scored the first shift. That was pretty cool.” The brothers are now in diferent cities but in the same league after the Blues, down a defenseman after trading Kevin Shattenkirk to Washington, called Jordan up from the minors. It’s not the first time for Schmaltz; he spent six days with the Blues last season when Alex Pietrangelo was injured, but never got in a game. This time, no one is hurt and he figures to be on the squad for the rest of the season, so there’s a good chance he’ll finally get in a game. “I’m anxious to get him into the lineup,” coach Mike Yeo said. “Whether that’s tomor-

row, whether that isn’t, that will be determined tomorrow. But we will see him soon. … He had a real strong camp and I was very impressed with his puck moving, with his poise.” The Blues drafted Schmaltz with the 25th pick overall in the 2012 draft. Nick, who is 2½ years younger, was taken by Chicago with the 20th pick overall in the 2014 draft. The two, who both played in college at North Dakota, squared off in a preseason game and twice in the AHL when Nick was sent down to Rockford. The Blues are done with the Blackhawks for the season, so unless it’s in the playofs, they won’t go head to head in the NHL yet. Schmaltz had three goals and 22 assists in 42 games with the Wolves. The Blues have had a lot of success with the players they’ve called up from Chicago this season, particularly Magnus Paajarvi and Ivan Barbashev, both of whom have become regulars in the lineup. “It kind of gives you confidence when you see ‘Barbs,’” he said. “They’re doing well. I’m going to try to be like that and bring what I do to this team.”

SANFORD AT LEFT WING Yeo had Zach Sanford, the center the Blues got in the Shattenkirk trade, at left wing on a line with Patrik Berglund and Paajarvi on Thursday, and the wing is probably where he will be this season. “I know he’s played a lot of center,” Yeo said, “and he could eventually get to a center position for us. But if he comes in right now, that’s where we’ll see him come in.” “I played a little bit of everything this year,” Sanford said. “Left side is where I spent most of my time, so I’m pretty comfortable there.”

BLUE NOTES Dmitrij Jaskin, who left Tuesday’s game early with a twisted ankle, didn’t practice on Thursday, but Yeo said he was feeling better and was a possibility for Friday. … David Perron also didn’t practice after he had to go home to Montreal on a family matter. He’ll join the team in Winnipeg. … There’s a third Schmaltz. Sister Kylie is finishing her freshman year at Kentucky, where she’s on the volleyball team. Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

SEMO men knocked out • Erik Durham scored 16 points, added 11 rebounds and No. 4 seed Jacksonville State rolled over Southeast Missouri State 74-51 and into the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Tournament in Nashville. The win is Jacksonville State’s first in the conference tourney since 2012. The Gamecocks (18-14) will face of against top-seeded Belmont on Friday. Denzel Mahoney scored 20 points for the Redhawks (1518). SIUE women win • Lauren White scored 15 points to lead Southern Illinois Edwardsville (14-16) to a 77-69 victory over Tennessee Tech (10-20) in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference women’s tournament in Nashville. SIUE plays Eastern Kentucky in the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Illini women ousted • Andreona Keys scored a career-high 26 points and fifth-seeded Purdue (20-11) defeated No. 12 seed Illinois 72-58 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis. Kennedy Cattenhead scored 15 points, Brandi Beasley had 14 and Ali Andrews 10 for Illinois (9-22). Mulkey apologizes • Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey has made a tearful apology for her recent remarks about the school’s sexual assault scandal. In defending the school against critics last weekend, Mulkey said Baylor fans should “knock them right in the face” and said it’s time to “move on” from the scandal. After those comments caused a storm of controversy, the two-time national championship coach said Thursday she is “sorry for the choice of words.” Mulkey also said her heart goes out to assault victims and said the school failed them. Baylor is facing several federal lawsuits from women who say the school mishandled or ignored sexual and physical assault claims for years.

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Kansas (27-3) idle. Next: at Oklahoma State, Saturday. 2. Villanova (27-3) idle. Next: at Georgetown, Saturday. 3. UCLA (27-3) idle. vs. Washington State, Saturday. 4. Gonzaga (29-1) idle. Next: vs. Pacific or Pepperdine, Saturday. 5. North Carolina (25-6) idle. Next: vs. No. 17 Duke, Saturday. 6. Oregon (26-4) idle. Next: at Oregon State, Saturday. 7. Arizona (26-4) idle. Next: at Arizona State, Saturday. 8. Louisville (23-7) idle. Next: vs. No. 19 Notre Dame, Saturday. 9. Kentucky (25-5) idle. Next: at Texas A&M, Saturday. 10. West Virginia (23-7) idle. Next: vs. No. 24 Iowa State, Friday. 11. Baylor (24-6) idle. Next: at Texas, Saturday. 12. Florida (24-6) idle. Next: at Vanderbilt, Saturday. 13. Butler (23-6) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday. 14. SMU (26-4) beat Tulsa 93-70. Next: vs. Memphis, Saturday. 15. Florida State (23-7) idle. Next: vs. No. 25 Miami, Saturday. 16. Purdue (24-6) idle. Next: at Northwestern, Sunday. 17. Duke (23-7) idle. Next: at No. 5 North Carolina, Saturday. 18. Cincinnati (26-4) beat Houston 65-47. Next: at UConn, Sunday. 19. Notre Dame (23-7) idle. Next: at No. 8 Louisville, Saturday. 20. Saint Mary’s (26-3) idle. Next: vs. Portland or San Diego, Saturday. 21. Wichita State (27-4) idle. Next: vs. Bradley or Drake, Friday. 22. Wisconsin (22-8) lost to Iowa 59-57. Next: vs. Minnesota, Sunday. 23. Virginia (20-9) idle. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Saturday. 24. Iowa State (20-9) idle. Next: at No. 10 West Virginia, Friday. 25. Miami (20-9) idle. Next: at No. 15 Florida State, Saturday.

J.B. FORBES • jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Blues forward Jaden Schwartz has three goals in his last 34 games, and just one in his last 16 games.

Veteran forwards need to step up BLUES • FROM C1

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team-leading 28 goals, the Blues’ next highest scorer heading into Friday’s game in Winnipeg is Patrik Berglund with 17. They need more production from Alexander Steen, Paul Stastny and Jaden Schwartz — the three forwards who average the most ice time per game and only less than Tarasenko on the power play. Steen has just 12 goals and 39 points this season, despite averaging 19 minutes, 24 seconds. Stastny’s goals are up from recent years with 16, but while logging 19:23 per night, he’s in jeopardy of not cracking 30 assists for the first time in a full regular season since 2008-09. And perhaps the most perplexing situation of all, Schwartz has only 14 goals and 38 points in 18:44. The three average at least 2:28 of power-play ice time per game, but on the NHL’s No. 7-ranked unit, they have just nine of the Blues’ 40 goals (22 percent) and 30 of the 95 points (22.5 percent) on the man-advantage this season. “It’s always the guys that play more minutes, the better they play, the better the team plays, the more confidence and then it just kind of rolls through top to bottom,” Stastny said. “We know we’ve just got to be consistent day in and day out. There’s going to be nights where it might not be going your way, but you’ve got to find ways to kind of block that out and find ways to turn it around throughout the game instead of letting it affect you the whole game.” In the Blues’ four-game losing streak, they have netted just six goals. Stastny had one of those, a power-play goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to Edmonton, but that is one of only three points among that trio during the skid. Steen doesn’t have any. “The last four games, we’ve had four games basically where we’ve lost by a goal, so obviously a much diferent result if we can get one or two more goals from our big guys in those situations,” Yeo said. “I know that it’s not a matter of want; it’s a matter of us as coaches trying to put them in the right position and them executing when they get the opportunity.”

BLUES AT JETS When • 7 p.m. Where • MTS Centre TV, radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) Blues • The Blues are 0-2-1 against the Jets this season with two games to go, meaning they could match the total number of losses they’ve had to the team since it began play as the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999. … Alexander Steen has two goals this season against the team he grew up watching when his dad played for the original Jets. He has 13 career goals vs. the Winnipeg franchise (including its Atlanta days), more than any other team. Jets • Winnipeg remains on the periphery of the Western Conference wild-card picture, and a win over the Blues would put them three points back of one of the teams they’re trying to catch. … At 14-15-1, Winnipeg is one of only three teams with more losses at home than wins. … The Jets are 29th in the penalty kill at home at 72.9 percent. … Rookie right winger Patrik Laine had eight goals and seven assists in 11 games in February. He has three hat tricks this season, making him the first player to have three before his 19th birthday. Injuries • Blues — F Robby Fabbri (knee) is out; Dmitrij Jaskin (ankle) is questionable. Jets — D Tyler Myers (lower body) is out; G Ondrej Pavelec (lower body) is day to day. Tom Timmermann

Schwartz had four shots on goal in the loss to the Oilers and hit a post, but he couldn’t change an uncharacteristic period of play for him that has lasted longer than two months. The left winger has just three goals in his last 34 games, including one in his last 16 games and it was an emptynetter. “I should have scored on a few and we lose the game,” Schwartz said. “It could have been a different outcome, so obviously it’s frustrating. Guys go through it at diferent times in the year, but you’ve just to find a way to try to get better. You don’t want to think about it too much, just try

to get out of it, start putting the puck in a little bit more and get that good feeling back.” Back in November and early December, Schwartz scored 10 of his 14 goals in a 14-game stretch, including three two-goal games in a nine-game span. “They weren’t the best chances, but they were going in for him,” Stastny said. “He’s just got to stick with it. When he’s playing well, he’s always around the puck, and the last two games he’s been around the puck and he’s making things happen.” “As far as I’m concerned,” Yeo said, “if he plays the game like that, the results will come. His work ethic has to be noticeable on a nightly basis because he drives our team when he does that and he creates offense for himself when he does that. So as far as I’m concerned, if he plays another game like that, then he’ll get rewarded.” If Schwartz and the others get rewarded, the Blues feel like they will, too. “Obviously we’ve got to rectify what’s been going on,” Yeo said. “We can’t just say, ‘We’re close here.’ We need results, we need points, and so I think every game we play from here on out is massive. We’ve got 20 games left in the season, and it’s playof hockey from here on out.” What’s happened in the past, the players agreed, doesn’t matter right now. “It’s been an up and down season,” Steen said. “A lot has been going on, but we are where we are right now in the standings, this is our team and we need to grab it — that’s the bottom line. It doesn’t matter how we get the points, we’ve got to get the points, and we’ve got to lead the way.” Added Schwartz: “We’ve just got to find a way to learn from what’s gone on and just try to put it together for these 20 games. We’re going to do everything to get into the playoffs and once we get there it’s anyone’s game. That’s got to be our focus. We know that there’s been too many ups and downs, but we’ve got to find a way to learn from it and move on.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com


SPORTS

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M 1 • FrIDAy • 03.03.2017

Saad helps lift Blue Jackets past Wild

NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Boston 39 22 Toronto 36 25 New York 25 36 Philadelphia 22 38 Brooklyn 10 49 Southeast W L Washington 36 23 Atlanta 34 26 Miami 28 33 Charlotte 26 35 Orlando 22 39 Central W L Cleveland 41 18 Chicago 31 30 Indiana 31 30 Detroit 29 32 Milwaukee 26 33

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The Blue Jackets’ Sam Gagner (right) tries to keep the Wild’s Mikko Koivu from the puck in the third period.

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NHL STANDINGS

Brandon Saad broke a scoreless tie in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots as the host Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Thursday night. Saad got his 19th goal of the year 4:32 into the final frame when he charged in to get his own rebound and poked it past Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk, who played an otherwise excellent game. Dubnyk had 39 saves for the Wild, who lost for the first time in three games. Bobrovsky was every bit as outstanding for the Blue Jackets in the battle of the All-Star goalies, collecting his fourth shutout this season and the 16th of his career. He made a sprawling save of a doorstep shot by Martin Hanzal with about two minutes left in the first, and came up with another big one in the second when Jason Zucker got a breakaway but couldn’t penetrate. Zucker got another direct shot at the net in the third period that he couldn’t get past the Russian goalie. The Blue Jackets are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and moved ahead of Pittsburgh for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

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NOTEBOOK Kings announcer Miller retiring • Los Angeles Kings broadcaster Bob Miller is retiring after 44 years and 3,351 games as the Hall of Fame play-by-play voice of the team. The 78-year-old Miller plans to call the Kings’ last home game on April 8 against Chicago and their regular-season finale at Anaheim the following night to end his career, he announced Thursday.

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

GP 65 62 64 62 63 62 64 61 GP 63 62 62 64 62 63 63 60

W 36 34 33 28 29 29 27 25 W 43 40 38 41 30 30 25 25

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 21 8 80 179 164 20-9-4 16-12-4 12-3-5 22 6 74 163 163 17-10-6 17-12-0 10-10-1 25 6 72 177 168 16-14-0 17-11-6 15-6-1 21 13 69 190 185 15-10-6 13-11-7 12-6-3 23 11 69 159 176 15-13-3 14-10-8 9-8-5 25 8 66 175 174 17-11-2 12-14-6 10-5-3 26 11 65 162 184 16-11-5 11-15-6 9-10-3 26 10 60 153 180 12-14-5 13-12-5 6-9-5 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 13 7 93 208 134 26-5-1 17-8-6 14-7-5 16 6 86 200 146 23-9-1 17-7-5 12-6-1 16 8 84 214 175 25-4-3 13-12-5 15-5-1 21 2 84 209 169 19-13-2 22-8-0 13-10-0 22 10 70 185 186 20-8-6 10-14-4 9-8-4 26 7 67 163 188 19-10-4 11-16-3 6-10-1 26 12 62 145 181 13-12-6 12-14-6 8-7-3 25 10 60 151 175 18-9-2 7-16-8 6-13-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Minnesota Chicago Nashville Blues Winnipeg Dallas Colorado Paciic San Jose Edmonton Anaheim Calgary Los Angeles Vancouver Arizona

GP 62 63 64 62 64 64 62 GP 62 64 63 64 63 62 63

W 41 40 32 31 28 25 17 W 37 34 32 34 30 26 22

L 15 18 23 26 30 29 42 L 18 22 21 26 27 29 34

OT 6 5 9 5 6 10 3 OT 7 8 10 4 6 7 7

Pts 88 85 73 67 62 60 37 Pts 81 76 74 72 66 59 51

GF 209 191 189 173 189 180 122 GF 173 183 162 171 155 145 152

GA 148 160 179 179 205 208 205 GA 146 167 161 178 158 179 206

Home 22-8-1 21-8-4 19-7-7 18-11-4 14-15-1 18-11-6 8-20-2 Home 19-7-4 15-10-3 19-7-3 16-14-0 16-11-1 18-10-4 14-14-3

Away Div 19-7-5 15-5-3 19-10-1 15-8-1 13-16-2 13-9-1 13-15-1 9-10-2 14-15-5 14-8-1 7-18-4 8-14-4 9-22-1 6-14-0 Away Div 18-11-3 12-7-3 19-12-5 12-4-3 13-14-7 12-5-4 18-12-4 10-9-3 14-16-5 9-8-1 8-19-3 9-8-1 8-20-4 9-12-5

NY Rangers 0 0 2 — Boston 0 0 1 — First period: None. Penalties: Smith, NYR, (hooking), 8:51; Moore, BOS, (tripping), 17:59. Second period: None. Penalties: Vatrano, BOS, (hooking), 3:06; Staal, NYR, (tripping), 19:05. Third period: 1, NY Rangers, Buchnevich 7 (Holden, Ric.Nash), 5:10. 2, NY Rangers, Lindberg 5 (Puempel, Skjei), 9:35. 3, Boston, Marchand 29 (Pastrnak, C.Miller), 12:56. Penalties: C.Miller, BOS, (high sticking), 9:43; Backes, BOS, (interference), 17:38. Shots: NY Rangers 3-8-10: 21. Boston 9-11-13: 33. Power-plays: NY Rangers 0 of 4; Boston 0 of 2. Goalies: NY Rangers, Lundqvist 29-16-2 (33 shots-32 saves). Boston, Rask 30-15-4 (21-19). A: 17,565. Referees: Tim Peel, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Tony Sericolo.

Wednesday Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3, OT Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 1 Friday Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Arizona at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Blues at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 8 p.m. Toronto at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Thursday Buffalo 6, Arizona 3 Washington 1, New Jersey 0 NY Rangers 2, Boston 1 Philadelphia 2, Florida 1, SO Columbus 1, Minnesota 0 Ottawa 2, Colorado 1 Montreal 2, Nashville 1 NY Islanders 5, Dallas 4 Toronto at Los Angeles, late Vancouver at San Jose, late

Capitals 1, Devils 0 New Jersey 0 0 0 — 0 Washington 0 0 1 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Santini, NJ, (interference), 10:00; Orpik, WSH, (tripping), 19:12. Second period: None. Penalties: Wood, NJ, (high sticking), 5:26; Blandisi, NJ, Major (fighting), 18:00; Orlov, WSH, Major (fighting), 18:00; Wilson, WSH, (roughing), 18:47. Third period: 1, Washington, Vrana 2 (Carlson, Kuznetsov), 7:21 (pp). Penalties: Severson, NJ, (tripping), 5:51; Blandisi, NJ, (tripping), 11:03; Connolly, WSH, (slashing), 13:27; Connolly, WSH, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:27; Wood, NJ, (cross checking), 18:39. Shots: New Jersey 4-5-6: 15. Washington 7-7-10: 24. Power-plays: New Jersey 0 of 4; Washington 1 of 5. Goalies: New Jersey, Schneider 19-19-10 (24 shots-23 saves). Washington, Holtby 33-8-5 (15-15). A: 18,506. Referees: Dan O’Halloran, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Derek Amell, Brian Mach.

Sabres 6, Coyotes 3 Arizona 1 1 1 — 3 Buffalo 1 2 3 — 6 First period: 1, Arizona, Pulkkinen 2 (Dvorak, Domi), 7:54. 2, Buffalo, Foligno 11 (O’reilly, Ristolainen), 11:54 (sh). Penalties: Girgensons, BUF, (hooking), 11:25; Pulkkinen, ARI, (interference), 19:29. Second period: 3, Buffalo, O’reilly 14 (Eichel, Okposo), 0:57 (pp). 4, Arizona, Rieder 14, 2:05 (sh). 5, Buffalo, Eichel 15 (Okposo, Reinhart), 11:08 (pp). Penalties: Crouse, ARI, (boarding), 1:37; Girgensons, BUF, (delay of game), 4:27; Domi, ARI, (interference), 5:06; Perlini, ARI, (tripping), 10:28. Third period: 6, Arizona, Goligoski 3 (Ekman-larsson, Rieder), 8:20. 7, Buffalo, Kane 23 (Mccabe, O’reilly), 14:24. 8, Buffalo, Foligno 12 (Eichel, Franson), 18:17. 9, Buffalo, Reinhart 15, 19:56. Penalties: Kane, BUF, (slashing), 17:00; Domi, ARI, (cross checking), 17:00. Shots: Arizona 4-6-12: 22. Buffalo 12-19-10: 41. Power-plays: Arizona 0 of 2; Buffalo 2 of 4. Goalies: Arizona, Smith 16-19-6 (39 shots-35 saves). Buffalo, Lehner 18-18-7 (22-19). A: 18,116. Referees: Tom Kowal, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Greg Devorski.

Blue Jackets 1, Wild 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 — 0 Columbus 0 0 1 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Savard, CBJ, (tripping), 9:11; Folin, MIN, (holding), 11:55; Wennberg, CBJ, (hooking), 16:36. Second period: None. Penalties: Graovac, MIN, (hooking), 1:25; Anderson, CBJ, (delay of game), 16:35; Jones, CBJ, (slashing), 19:11. Third period: 1, Columbus, Saad 19 (Foligno), 4:32. Penalties: Niederreiter, MIN, (slashing), 5:48; Hanzal, MIN, (elbowing), 18:37. Shots: Minnesota 9-11-18: 38. Columbus 13-14-13: 40. Power-plays: Minnesota 0 of 4; Columbus 0 of 4. Goalies: Minnesota, Dubnyk 34-12-3 (40 shots-39 saves). Columbus, Bobrovsky 33-13-4 (38-38). A: 15,987. Referees: Chris Rooney, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Tim Nowak.

Thursday Chicago 94, Golden State 87 Phoenix 120, Charlotte 103 Oklahoma City at Portland, late Wednesday New York 101, Orlando 90 Atlanta 100, Dallas 95 Miami 125, Philadelphia 98 Washington 105, Toronto 96 Boston 103, Cleveland 99 Denver 110, Milwaukee 98 New Orleans 109, Detroit 86 San Antonio 100, Indiana 99

GB — 4½ 11 22½ 23 GB — 1½ 9 12 12 GB — 13½ 25 31 31

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

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

Home 21-9 21-11 15-16 14-17 7-24 Home 25-8 17-12 15-14 16-13 10-20 Home 26-6 19-12 21-10 19-12 15-16

Away 18-13 15-14 10-20 8-21 3-25 Away 11-15 17-14 13-19 10-22 12-19 Away 15-12 12-18 10-20 10-20 11-17

Conf 26-12 22-13 16-21 15-21 3-33 Conf 24-15 23-13 17-19 16-20 14-21 Conf 27-8 20-16 16-19 16-19 17-22

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

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

Home 20-6 22-8 19-11 16-14 15-16 Home 20-12 23-8 16-14 15-18 14-13 Home 26-3 19-10 13-18 12-16 11-18

Away 26-7 21-11 17-14 8-22 9-21 Away 17-12 12-17 12-19 10-18 10-22 Away 24-8 17-14 12-18 7-26 8-24

Conf 24-8 26-9 26-13 14-23 11-24 Conf 21-17 22-14 16-22 14-22 16-20 Conf 31-7 22-16 15-19 9-27 7-33

Minnesota 107, Utah 80 Brooklyn 109, Sacramento 100 Houston 122, LA Clippers 103 Friday Cleveland at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Miami at Orlando, 6 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. LA Clippers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New

Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Boston at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Detroit at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. LA Clippers at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Denver, 8 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 9 p.m.

Warriors drop 2nd in a row

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Bulls guard Dwyane Wade looks to pass between Warriors guard Patrick McCaw (left) and center Zaza Pachulia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

WEDNESDAY BOX SCORES

Flyers 2, Panthers 1 (SO) 2 1

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct San Antonio 46 13 .780 Houston 43 19 .694 Memphis 36 25 .590 Dallas 24 36 .400 New Orleans 24 37 .393 Northwest W L Pct Utah 37 24 .607 Oklahoma City 35 25 .583 Denver 28 33 .459 Minnesota 25 36 .410 Portland 24 35 .407 Paciic W L Pct x-Golden State 50 11 .820 LA Clippers 36 24 .600 Sacramento 25 36 .410 LA Lakers 19 42 .311 Phoenix 19 42 .311 x-clinched playof spot

GB — 3 14 16½ 28 GB — 2½ 9 11 15 GB — 11 11 13 15

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

NHL SUMMARIES Rangers 2, Bruins 1

Pct .639 .590 .410 .367 .169 Pct .610 .567 .459 .426 .361 Pct .695 .508 .508 .475 .441

Florida 0 1 0 0 — 1 Philadelphia 0 0 1 0 — 2 Philadelphia won shootout 2-1. First period: None. Penalties: Weal, PHI, (tripping), 1:10; Matheson, FLA, (high sticking), 8:45; Cousins, PHI, (high sticking), 11:10; Demers, FLA, (holding), 13:37; Trocheck, FLA, (hooking), 14:32. Second period: 1, Florida, Ekblad 9, 11:34 (sh). Penalties: Matheson, FLA, (high sticking), 10:55; Jagr, FLA, (roughing), 19:36; Del zotto, PHI, (roughing), 19:36; Petrovic, FLA, (roughing), 19:36; Gudas, PHI, (roughing), 19:36. Third period: 2, Philadelphia, Filppula 8 (Schenn, Voracek), 10:38. Penalties: None. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout: Florida 1 (Trocheck NG, Barkov G, Huberdeau NG), Philadelphia 2 (Weal G, Giroux NG, Voracek G). Shots: Florida 11-17-8-4: 40. Philadelphia 13-13-18-5: 49. Power-plays: Florida 0 of 2; Philadelphia 0 of 4. Goalies: Florida, Reimer 12-8-5 (36 shots-35 saves), Luongo 17-15-6 (13-13). Philadelphia, Mason 18-17-6 (40-39). A: 19,650. Referees: Francis Charron, Wes McCauley. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Bevan Mills.

Senators 2, Avalanche 1 Colorado 0 0 1 — 1 Ottawa 1 1 0 — 2 First period: 1, Ottawa, Burrows 10 (Ceci, Hoffman), 8:39. Penalties: Rantanen, COL, (tripping), 3:55; Mitchell, COL, (tripping), 9:32; Hoffman, OTT, (holding), 9:53; Compher, COL, (slashing), 16:47. Second period: 2, Ottawa, Burrows 11 (Hoffman), 15:41. Penalties: Turris, OTT, (holding), 18:14. Third period: 3, Colorado, Bourque 10 (Mackinnon, Barrie), 5:25. Penalties: Duchene, COL, (hooking), 6:40. Shots: Colorado 10-5-8: 23. Ottawa 13-17-12: 42. Power-plays: Colorado 0 of 2; Ottawa 0 of 4. Goalies: Colorado, Pickard 10-20-2 (42 shots-40 saves). Ottawa, Anderson 17-8-1 (23-22). A: 16,932. Referees: Brad Meier, Dean Morton. Linesmen: Devin Berg, Pierre Racicot.

Canadiens 2, Predators 1 Nashville 1 0 0 — 1 Montreal 0 0 2 — 2 First period: 1, Nashville, Ellis 11 (Subban, Fisher), 18:25 (pp). Penalties: Watson, NSH, (cross checking), 12:15; Shaw, MTL, (interference), 17:50. Second period: None. Penalties: Jarnkrok, NSH, (high sticking), 1:35; Watson, NSH, (delay of game), 19:38. Third period: 2, Montreal, Gallagher 7 (Galchenyuk), 10:55. 3, Montreal, Byron 15, 19:51. Penalties: Plekanec, MTL, (hooking), 12:04. Shots: Nashville 8-9-8: 25. Montreal 5-13-8: 26. Power-plays: Nashville 1 of 2; Montreal 0 of 3. Goalies: Nashville, Rinne 25-16-6 (26 shots-24 saves). Montreal, Price 28-16-5 (25-24). A: 21,288. Referees: Jean Hebert, Steve Kozari. Linesmen: David Brisebois, Ryan Galloway.

Islanders 5, Stars 4 NY Islanders 1 1 3 — Dallas 1 2 1 — First period: 1, NY Islanders, Strome 12 (Chimera), 9:29. 2, Dallas, Benn 22 (Seguin, Spezza), 19:52 (pp). Penalties: De haan, NYI, (high sticking), 17:53. Second period: 3, Dallas, Faksa 9 (Pateryn, Sharp), 7:33. 4, Dallas, Spezza 10 (Klingberg, Seguin), 10:14. 5, NY Islanders, Ladd 17 (Bailey, Strome), 14:49. Penalties: Oleksiak, DAL, (tripping), 4:10. Third period: 6, NY Islanders, Leddy 10 (Lee, Tavares), 0:25. 7, NY Islanders, Seidenberg 5 (Strome, De haan), 7:46. 8, NY Islanders, Kulemin 11 (Leddy), 9:30. 9, Dallas, Benn 23, 17:09 (sh). Penalties: Faksa, DAL, (tripping), 16:07. Shots: NY Islanders 8-11-14: 33. Dallas 10-8-7: 25. Power-plays: NY Islanders 0 of 2; Dallas 1 of 1. Goalies: NY Islanders, Greiss 21-12-3 (25 shots-21 saves). Dallas, Niemi 11-10-4 (33-28). A: 17,438. Referees: Kevin Pollock, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Jonny Murray.

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Blackhawks 4, Penguins 1 Pittsburgh 0 1 0 — 1 Chicago 0 2 2 — 4 First period: None. Penalties: Schultz, PIT, (tripping), 14:44. Second period: 1, Chicago, Kane 25 (Schmaltz), 8:49. 2, Pittsburgh, Wilson 7 (Hainsey), 17:00. 3, Chicago, Panik 17 (Keith), 19:36. Penalties: None. Third period: 4, Chicago, Kane 26 (Schmaltz, Panarin), 16:52. 5, Chicago, Kane 27, 19:19. Penalties: None. Shots: Pittsburgh 7-17-13: 37. Chicago 9-14-6: 29. Power-plays: Pittsburgh 0 of 0; Chicago 0 of 1. Goalies: Pittsburgh, Fleury 15-8-5 (28 shots-25 saves). Chicago, Darling 16-5-2 (37-36). A: 22,012. Referees: Chris Lee, Ian Walsh. Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Shane Heyer.

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 3 Carolina 2 0 1 0 — 3 Tampa Bay 1 0 2 1 — 4 First period: 1, Tampa Bay, Hedman 11 (Palat, Kucherov), 7:58 (pp). 2, Carolina, Hanifin 3 (Aho, Lindholm), 11:51. 3, Carolina, Ryan 9 (Rask, Hanifin), 14:54 (pp). Penalties: Slavin, CAR, (tripping), 6:43; Hedman, TB, (cross checking), 13:11. Second period: None. Penalties: Kucherov, TB, (hooking), 5:44; Slavin, CAR, (high sticking), 14:48. Third period: 4, Tampa Bay, Johnson 18 (Palat, Dotchin), 10:51. 5, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 27 (Garrison, Johnson), 15:18. 6, Carolina, Mcclement 5 (Slavin, Lindholm), 17:23 (sh). Penalties: Aho, CAR, (slashing), 13:05; Teravainen, CAR, (tripping), 16:10. Overtime: 7, Tampa Bay, Hedman 12 (Johnson, Kucherov), 0:46. Penalties: None. Shots: Carolina 18-6-7: 31. Tampa Bay 4-8-3-1: 16. Power-plays: Carolina 1 of 2; Tampa Bay 1 of 4. Goalies: Carolina, Lack 2-4-2 (16 shots-12 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 13-13-5 (31-28). A: 19,092. Referees: Eric Furlatt, Kyle Rehman. Linesmen: Steve Barton, Michel Cormier.

Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and the host Chicago Bulls beat Golden State 94-87 on Thursday night in the Warriors’ first game since Kevin Durant injured his left leg. The NBA-leading Warriors’ league-record streak in the regular season without consecutive losses ended at 146 games. Stephen Curry scored 23 points, and Klay Thompson finished with 13. The star guards combined to hit just three of 22 3-pointers, and the Warriors made it back-to-back losses for the first time since April 2015. Bobby Portis added 17 points and a season-high 13 rebounds for Chicago. The Bulls outscored Golden State 10-2 over the final three minutes to wipe out a one-point deficit and come away with their fifth win in six games. Butler made all 10 free throws and had five rebounds and six assists. And Portis had his best game of the season. Durant is scheduled to be examined again in about a month. If the eight-time All-

Star is ready to return at that time, there would be about two weeks left in the regular season.

NOTEBOOK Bogut signs with Cavs • Andrew Bogut is officially chasing a championship with the Cavaliers. The free agent center signed with Cleveland on Thursday, joining the team he faced in the NBA Finals the past two seasons when he was with Golden State. A former No. 1 overall pick, Bogut is not expected to make his debut with Cleveland until Monday when the Cavs host Miami. Warriors add Barnes • The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Matt Barnes, adding the edgy veteran after losing Kevin Durant to a knee injury. The 36-year-old Barnes will add some toughness and defense to the Warriors, who are priming for a run to their third straight NBA Finals. Durant is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

NHL Leaders THROUGH MARCH 2 Goal Scoring Name Team Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Patrik Laine Winnipeg Auston Matthews Toronto Max Pacioretty Montreal Jeff Carter Los Angeles Cam Atkinson Columbus Brad Marchand Boston Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Brent Burns San Jose Patrick Kane Chicago Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Alex Ovechkin Washington Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia Filip Forsberg Nashville Michael Grabner NY Rangers Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh David Pastrnak Boston Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Assists Name Team Connor McDavid Edmonton Nicklas Backstrom Washington Erik Karlsson Ottawa Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Patrick Kane Chicago Alexander Wennberg Columbus Brent Burns San Jose Ryan Johansen Nashville Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Tyler Seguin Dallas Mikael Granlund Minnesota Duncan Keith Chicago Brad Marchand Boston Jamie Benn Dallas Artemi Panarin Chicago Torey Krug Boston Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Power Play Goals Name Team Brayden Schenn Philadelphia Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia Alex Ovechkin Washington Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Patrick Eaves Dallas Mike Hoffman Ottawa Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Shea Weber Montreal Cam Atkinson Columbus Jamie Benn Dallas Leon Draisaitl Edmonton Nick Foligno Columbus Nazem Kadri Toronto Jeff Carter Los Angeles Patric Hornqvist Pittsburgh

GP 56 56 62 64 63 61 63 62 62 63 55 62 62 63 62 55 56 61

G 34 31 31 31 30 29 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26

GP 64 62 61 59 63 61 62 63 61 63 61 63 63 59 63 63 55

A 51 45 45 41 41 40 39 39 39 39 38 38 38 37 37 36 36

GP 59 62 62 56 60 54 55 64 61 59 64 59 62 63 56

PP 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 9 9

NBA SUMMARIES Bulls 94, Warriors 87 Golden State: Green 4-9 2-2 12, Pachulia 4-7 0-0 8, Curry 10-27 1-1 23, Thompson 5-22 2-2 13, McCaw 4-5 2-2 11, Barnes 1-1 0-0 2, West 1-4 0-0 2, McGee 1-3 2-2 4, Livingston 0-3 0-0 0, Clark 0-1 2-2 2, Iguodala 4-6 2-3 10. Totals 34-88 13-14 87. Chicago: Portis 6-12 3-4 17, Lopez 5-15 0-0 10, Grant 2-2 0-0 5, Wade 5-15 2-4 12, Butler 6-14 10-10 22, Zipser 4-5 0-0 9, Felicio 1-1 0-0 2, Mirotic 2-7 0-0 5, Payne 2-5 0-0 4, Rondo 3-5 2-3 8, Valentine 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-82 17-21 94. Golden State 26 25 22 14 — 87 Chicago 19 28 32 15 — 94 3-point goals: Golden State 6-30 (Green 2-5, Curry 2-11, McCaw 1-1, Thompson 1-11, Iguodala 0-2), Chicago 5-19 (Portis 2-4, Grant 1-1, Zipser 1-2, Mirotic 1-4, Valentine 0-1, Rondo 0-1, Butler 0-1, Payne 0-2, Wade 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Golden State 41 (Green 8), Chicago 49 (Portis 13). Assists: Golden State 23 (Green 7), Chicago 19 (Butler 6). Total fouls: Golden State 18, Chicago 15. Technicals: Chicago defensive three second, Chicago team. A: 222,523 (20,917).

Suns 120, Hornets 103 Charlotte: Kidd-Gilchrist 3-7 1-2 7, M.Williams 5-9 6-8 19, Kaminsky 7-14 0-0 16, Walker 10-24 3-4 26, Batum 3-15 4-4 12, Wood 0-1 0-0 0, O’Bryant 1-1 0-0 2, Zeller 3-5 0-0 6, Roberts 0-3 2-3 2, Weber 0-0 2-2 2, Belinelli 2-7 3-3 7, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 35-89 23-28 103. Phoenix: Warren 8-11 0-0 16, Chriss 6-9 2-2 17, Len 2-3 1-1 5, Bledsoe 3-4 7-8 14, Booker 5-12 4-5 15, Dudley 2-7 0-0 5, Jones 3-4 2-2 8, A.Williams 7-9 2-4 16, Ulis 3-7 2-2 8, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Barbosa 7-11 1-1 16. Totals 46-77 21-25 120. Charlotte 32 26 33 12 — 103 Phoenix 28 33 33 26 — 120 3-point goals: Charlotte 10-34 (M.Williams 3-3, Walker 3-11, Kaminsky 2-6, Batum 2-9, Roberts 0-1, Wood 0-1, Belinelli 0-3), Phoenix 7-19 (Chriss 3-4, Bledsoe 1-1, Booker 1-4, Barbosa 1-4, Dudley 1-5, Warren 0-1). Fouled out: Barbosa. Rebounds: Charlotte 34 (Zeller, Kidd-Gilchrist 8), Phoenix 42 (A.Williams 12). Assists: Charlotte 19 (Walker 8), Phoenix 30 (Booker 9). Total fouls: Charlotte 20, Phoenix 23. Technicals: Walker. A: 16,572 (18,422).

WEDNESDAY BOX SCORES

Rockets 122, Clippers 103 Houston: Ariza 3-7 0-1 8, R.Anderson 6-16 5-6 23, Capela 4-9 6-7 14, Beverley 4-9 2-2 14, Harden 7-15 8-8 26, Dekker 1-3 0-0 2, Hilario 6-7 4-5 16, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Gordon 4-10 3-4 14, Williams 2-11 0-0 5. Totals 37-87 28-33 122. L.A. Clippers: Mbah a Moute 6-11 0-0 13, Griffin 7-17 2-5 17, Jordan 5-6 0-2 10, Paul 5-13 3-3 16, Redick 3-9 0-0 8, A.Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, W.Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Speights 0-1 0-0 0, Bass 1-5 0-0 2, Felton 5-8 2-3 12, Crawford 4-8 0-0 9, Rivers 6-12 0-0 16. Totals 42-94 7-13 103. Houston 34 36 38 14 — 122 L.A. Clippers 37 21 20 25 — 103 3-point goals: Houston 20-52 (R.Anderson 6-11, Beverley 4-8, Harden 4-9, Gordon 3-9, Ariza 2-6, Williams 1-7, Dekker 0-2), L.A. Clippers 12-34 (Rivers 4-7, Paul 3-7, Redick 2-5, Mbah a Moute 1-2, Crawford 1-3, Griffin 1-4, Felton 0-1, Speights 0-1, Bass 0-1, W.Johnson 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Houston 62 (Beverley, Capela 12), L.A. Clippers 36 (Jordan 9). Assists: Houston 21 (Harden 9), L.A. Clippers 26 (Paul 11). Total fouls: Houston 17, L.A. Clippers 23. Technicals: Paul. A: 19,060 (19,060).

Nets 109, Kings 100 Brooklyn: Lopez 9-17 5-7 24, Lin 5-10 5-6 17, HollisJefferson 1-5 4-6 7, LeVert 6-9 0-0 13, Foye 2-2 2-2 8, Acy 1-2 1-2 4, Booker 3-7 0-0 6, Hamilton 0-2 0-0 0, Whitehead 3-4 7-7 14, Dinwiddie 1-5 4-4 6, Harris 2-6 0-0 6, Kilpatrick 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 34-74 30-36 109. Sacramento: Labissiere 4-5 2-2 10, Koufos 0-7 0-0 0, Collison 5-10 0-0 11, McLemore 2-7 2-2 6, Afflalo 4-7 4-4 14, Tolliver 0-7 4-6 4, Cauley-Stein 2-6 5-6 9, Lawson 7-11 0-0 15, Hield 6-11 0-0 16, Evans 5-10 2-2 15. Totals 35-81 19-22 100. Brooklyn 35 22 24 28 — 109 Sacramento 31 23 18 28 — 100 3-point goals: Brooklyn 11-28 (Foye 2-2, Lin 2-3, Harris 2-6, LeVert 1-1, Acy 1-2, Whitehead 1-2, HollisJefferson 1-2, Lopez 1-5, Hamilton 0-2, Kilpatrick 0-3), Sacramento 11-22 (Hield 4-6, Evans 3-5, Afflalo 2-2, Collison 1-1, Lawson 1-2, Tolliver 0-6). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 43 (Booker, Lopez 8), Sacramento 38 (Tolliver 6). Assists: Brooklyn 16 (Lin 5), Sacramento 12 (Lawson 9). Total fouls: Brooklyn 25, Sacramento 28. A: 17,608 (17,500).


SPORTS

C8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 2 • FrIDAy • 03.03.2017

Saad helps lift Blue Jackets past Wild

NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Boston 39 22 Toronto 36 25 New York 25 36 Philadelphia 22 38 Brooklyn 10 49 Southeast W L Washington 36 23 Atlanta 34 26 Miami 28 33 Charlotte 26 35 Orlando 22 39 Central W L Cleveland 41 18 Chicago 31 30 Indiana 31 30 Detroit 29 32 Milwaukee 26 33

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The Blue Jackets’ Sam Gagner (right) tries to keep the Wild’s Mikko Koivu from the puck in the third period.

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NHL STANDINGS

Brandon Saad broke a scoreless tie in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots as the host Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Thursday night. Saad got his 19th goal of the year 4:32 into the final frame when he charged in to get his own rebound and poked it past Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk, who played an otherwise excellent game. Dubnyk had 39 saves for the Wild, who lost for the first time in three games. Bobrovsky was every bit as outstanding for the Blue Jackets in the battle of the All-Star goalies, collecting his fourth shutout this season and the 16th of his career. He made a sprawling save of a doorstep shot by Martin Hanzal with about two minutes left in the first, and came up with another big one in the second when Jason Zucker got a breakaway but couldn’t penetrate. Zucker got another direct shot at the net in the third period that he couldn’t get past the Russian goalie. The Blue Jackets are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and moved ahead of Pittsburgh for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

NOTEBOOK Kings announcer Miller retiring • Los Angeles Kings broadcaster Bob Miller is retiring after 44 years and 3,351 games as the Hall of Fame play-by-play voice of the team. The 78-year-old Miller plans to call the Kings’ last home game on April 8 against Chicago and their regular-season finale at Anaheim the following night to end his career, he announced Thursday.

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

GP 65 62 64 62 63 62 64 61 GP 63 62 62 64 62 63 63 60

W 36 34 33 28 29 29 27 25 W 43 40 38 41 30 30 25 25

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 21 8 80 179 164 20-9-4 16-12-4 12-3-5 22 6 74 163 163 17-10-6 17-12-0 10-10-1 25 6 72 177 168 16-14-0 17-11-6 15-6-1 21 13 69 190 185 15-10-6 13-11-7 12-6-3 23 11 69 159 176 15-13-3 14-10-8 9-8-5 25 8 66 175 174 17-11-2 12-14-6 10-5-3 26 11 65 162 184 16-11-5 11-15-6 9-10-3 26 10 60 153 180 12-14-5 13-12-5 6-9-5 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 13 7 93 208 134 26-5-1 17-8-6 14-7-5 16 6 86 200 146 23-9-1 17-7-5 12-6-1 16 8 84 214 175 25-4-3 13-12-5 15-5-1 21 2 84 209 169 19-13-2 22-8-0 13-10-0 22 10 70 185 186 20-8-6 10-14-4 9-8-4 26 7 67 163 188 19-10-4 11-16-3 6-10-1 26 12 62 145 181 13-12-6 12-14-6 8-7-3 25 10 60 151 175 18-9-2 7-16-8 6-13-2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Minnesota Chicago Nashville Blues Winnipeg Dallas Colorado Paciic San Jose Edmonton Anaheim Calgary Los Angeles Vancouver Arizona

GP 62 63 64 62 64 64 62 GP 63 64 63 64 63 63 63

W 41 40 32 31 28 25 17 W 38 34 32 34 30 26 22

L 15 18 23 26 30 29 42 L 18 22 21 26 27 30 34

OT 6 5 9 5 6 10 3 OT 7 8 10 4 6 7 7

Pts 88 85 73 67 62 60 37 Pts 83 76 74 72 66 59 51

GF 209 191 189 173 189 180 122 GF 176 183 162 171 155 146 152

GA 148 160 179 179 205 208 205 GA 147 167 161 178 158 182 206

Home 22-8-1 21-8-4 19-7-7 18-11-4 14-15-1 18-11-6 8-20-2 Home 20-7-4 15-10-3 19-7-3 16-14-0 16-11-1 18-10-4 14-14-3

Away Div 19-7-5 15-5-3 19-10-1 15-8-1 13-16-2 13-9-1 13-15-1 9-10-2 14-15-5 14-8-1 7-18-4 8-14-4 9-22-1 6-14-0 Away Div 18-11-3 13-7-3 19-12-5 12-4-3 13-14-7 12-5-4 18-12-4 10-9-3 14-16-5 9-8-1 8-20-3 9-9-1 8-20-4 9-12-5

NY Rangers 0 0 2 — Boston 0 0 1 — First period: None. Penalties: Smith, NYR, (hooking), 8:51; Moore, BOS, (tripping), 17:59. Second period: None. Penalties: Vatrano, BOS, (hooking), 3:06; Staal, NYR, (tripping), 19:05. Third period: 1, NY Rangers, Buchnevich 7 (Holden, Ric.Nash), 5:10. 2, NY Rangers, Lindberg 5 (Puempel, Skjei), 9:35. 3, Boston, Marchand 29 (Pastrnak, C.Miller), 12:56. Penalties: C.Miller, BOS, (high sticking), 9:43; Backes, BOS, (interference), 17:38. Shots: NY Rangers 3-8-10: 21. Boston 9-11-13: 33. Power-plays: NY Rangers 0 of 4; Boston 0 of 2. Goalies: NY Rangers, Lundqvist 29-16-2 (33 shots-32 saves). Boston, Rask 30-15-4 (21-19). A: 17,565. Referees: Tim Peel, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Tony Sericolo.

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Capitals 1, Devils 0 New Jersey 0 0 0 — 0 Washington 0 0 1 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Santini, NJ, (interference), 10:00; Orpik, WSH, (tripping), 19:12. Second period: None. Penalties: Wood, NJ, (high sticking), 5:26; Blandisi, NJ, Major (fighting), 18:00; Orlov, WSH, Major (fighting), 18:00; Wilson, WSH, (roughing), 18:47. Third period: 1, Washington, Vrana 2 (Carlson, Kuznetsov), 7:21 (pp). Penalties: Severson, NJ, (tripping), 5:51; Blandisi, NJ, (tripping), 11:03; Connolly, WSH, (slashing), 13:27; Connolly, WSH, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 13:27; Wood, NJ, (cross checking), 18:39. Shots: New Jersey 4-5-6: 15. Washington 7-7-10: 24. Power-plays: New Jersey 0 of 4; Washington 1 of 5. Goalies: New Jersey, Schneider 19-19-10 (24 shots-23 saves). Washington, Holtby 33-8-5 (15-15). A: 18,506. Referees: Dan O’Halloran, Kelly Sutherland. Linesmen: Derek Amell, Brian Mach.

Sabres 6, Coyotes 3 Arizona 1 1 1 — 3 Buffalo 1 2 3 — 6 First period: 1, Arizona, Pulkkinen 2 (Dvorak, Domi), 7:54. 2, Buffalo, Foligno 11 (O’reilly, Ristolainen), 11:54 (sh). Penalties: Girgensons, BUF, (hooking), 11:25; Pulkkinen, ARI, (interference), 19:29. Second period: 3, Buffalo, O’reilly 14 (Eichel, Okposo), 0:57 (pp). 4, Arizona, Rieder 14, 2:05 (sh). 5, Buffalo, Eichel 15 (Okposo, Reinhart), 11:08 (pp). Penalties: Crouse, ARI, (boarding), 1:37; Girgensons, BUF, (delay of game), 4:27; Domi, ARI, (interference), 5:06; Perlini, ARI, (tripping), 10:28. Third period: 6, Arizona, Goligoski 3 (Ekman-larsson, Rieder), 8:20. 7, Buffalo, Kane 23 (Mccabe, O’reilly), 14:24. 8, Buffalo, Foligno 12 (Eichel, Franson), 18:17. 9, Buffalo, Reinhart 15, 19:56. Penalties: Kane, BUF, (slashing), 17:00; Domi, ARI, (cross checking), 17:00. Shots: Arizona 4-6-12: 22. Buffalo 12-19-10: 41. Power-plays: Arizona 0 of 2; Buffalo 2 of 4. Goalies: Arizona, Smith 16-19-6 (39 shots-35 saves). Buffalo, Lehner 18-18-7 (22-19). A: 18,116. Referees: Tom Kowal, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Greg Devorski.

Blue Jackets 1, Wild 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 — 0 Columbus 0 0 1 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Savard, CBJ, (tripping), 9:11; Folin, MIN, (holding), 11:55; Wennberg, CBJ, (hooking), 16:36. Second period: None. Penalties: Graovac, MIN, (hooking), 1:25; Anderson, CBJ, (delay of game), 16:35; Jones, CBJ, (slashing), 19:11. Third period: 1, Columbus, Saad 19 (Foligno), 4:32. Penalties: Niederreiter, MIN, (slashing), 5:48; Hanzal, MIN, (elbowing), 18:37. Shots: Minnesota 9-11-18: 38. Columbus 13-14-13: 40. Power-plays: Minnesota 0 of 4; Columbus 0 of 4. Goalies: Minnesota, Dubnyk 34-12-3 (40 shots-39 saves). Columbus, Bobrovsky 33-13-4 (38-38). A: 15,987. Referees: Chris Rooney, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Tim Nowak.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct San Antonio 46 13 .780 Houston 43 19 .694 Memphis 36 25 .590 Dallas 24 36 .400 New Orleans 24 37 .393 Northwest W L Pct Utah 37 24 .607 Oklahoma City 35 26 .574 Denver 28 33 .459 Portland 25 35 .417 Minnesota 25 36 .410 Paciic W L Pct x-Golden State 50 11 .820 LA Clippers 36 24 .600 Sacramento 25 36 .410 LA Lakers 19 42 .311 Phoenix 19 42 .311 x-clinched playof spot Thursday Chicago 94, Golden State 87 Phoenix 120, Charlotte 103 Portland 114, Oklahoma City 109 Wednesday New York 101, Orlando 90 Atlanta 100, Dallas 95 Miami 125, Philadelphia 98 Washington 105, Toronto 96 Boston 103, Cleveland 99 Denver 110, Milwaukee 98 New Orleans 109, Detroit 86 San Antonio 100, Indiana 99

GB — 3 14 16½ 28 GB — 2½ 9 11 15 GB — 11 11 13 15

GB — 4½ 11 22½ 23 GB — 2 9 11½ 12 GB — 13½ 25 31 31

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

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

Home 21-9 21-11 15-16 14-17 7-24 Home 25-8 17-12 15-14 16-13 10-20 Home 26-6 19-12 21-10 19-12 15-16

Away 18-13 15-14 10-20 8-21 3-25 Away 11-15 17-14 13-19 10-22 12-19 Away 15-12 12-18 10-20 10-20 11-17

Conf 26-12 22-13 16-21 15-21 3-33 Conf 24-15 23-13 17-19 16-20 14-21 Conf 27-8 20-16 16-19 16-19 17-22

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

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

Home 20-6 22-8 19-11 16-14 15-16 Home 20-12 23-8 16-14 15-13 15-18 Home 26-3 19-10 13-18 12-16 11-18

Away 26-7 21-11 17-14 8-22 9-21 Away 17-12 12-18 12-19 10-22 10-18 Away 24-8 17-14 12-18 7-26 8-24

Conf 24-8 26-9 26-13 14-23 11-24 Conf 21-17 22-15 16-22 17-20 14-22 Conf 31-7 22-16 15-19 9-27 7-33

Minnesota 107, Utah 80 Brooklyn 109, Sacramento 100 Houston 122, LA Clippers 103 Friday Cleveland at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Miami at Orlando, 6 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 6 p.m. LA Clippers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New

Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Boston at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Detroit at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7 p.m. Toronto at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. LA Clippers at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Denver, 8 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Portland, 9 p.m.

Warriors drop 2nd in a row

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3, OT Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 1 Friday Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Arizona at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Blues at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. NY Islanders at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 8 p.m. Toronto at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Thursday Buffalo 6, Arizona 3 Washington 1, New Jersey 0 NY Rangers 2, Boston 1 Philadelphia 2, Florida 1, SO Columbus 1, Minnesota 0 Ottawa 2, Colorado 1 Montreal 2, Nashville 1 NY Islanders 5, Dallas 4 San Jose 3, Vancouver 1 Toronto at Los Angeles, late

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Bulls guard Dwyane Wade looks to pass between Warriors guard Patrick McCaw (left) and center Zaza Pachulia. ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL SUMMARIES Rangers 2, Bruins 1

Pct .639 .590 .410 .367 .169 Pct .610 .567 .459 .426 .361 Pct .695 .508 .508 .475 .441

Flyers 2, Panthers 1 (SO)

Sharks 3, Canucks 1

Florida 0 1 0 0 — 1 Philadelphia 0 0 1 0 — 2 Philadelphia won shootout 2-1. First period: None. Penalties: Weal, PHI, (tripping), 1:10; Matheson, FLA, (high sticking), 8:45; Cousins, PHI, (high sticking), 11:10; Demers, FLA, (holding), 13:37; Trocheck, FLA, (hooking), 14:32. Second period: 1, Florida, Ekblad 9, 11:34 (sh). Penalties: Matheson, FLA, (high sticking), 10:55; Jagr, FLA, (roughing), 19:36; Del zotto, PHI, (roughing), 19:36; Petrovic, FLA, (roughing), 19:36; Gudas, PHI, (roughing), 19:36. Third period: 2, Philadelphia, Filppula 8 (Schenn, Voracek), 10:38. Penalties: None. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout: Florida 1 (Trocheck NG, Barkov G, Huberdeau NG), Philadelphia 2 (Weal G, Giroux NG, Voracek G). Shots: Florida 11-17-8-4: 40. Philadelphia 13-13-18-5: 49. Power-plays: Florida 0 of 2; Philadelphia 0 of 4. Goalies: Florida, Reimer 12-8-5 (36 shots-35 saves), Luongo 17-15-6 (13-13). Philadelphia, Mason 18-17-6 (40-39). A: 19,650. Referees: Francis Charron, Wes McCauley. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Bevan Mills.

Vancouver 1 0 0 — 1 San Jose 1 2 0 — 3 First period: 1, Vancouver, Horvat 19 (Baertschi, Hutton), 7:38 (pp). 2, San Jose, Boedker 8 (Couture, Martin), 15:45. Penalties: Boucher, VAN, (delay of game), 2:59; Burns, SJ, (delay of game), 6:07; Cramarossa, VAN, Major (fighting), 10:51; Haley, SJ, Major (fighting), 10:51; Schlemko, SJ, (holding), 16:35; Edler, VAN, Penalty Shot (interference on breakaway (penalty shot)), 18:02. Second period: 3, San Jose, Sorensen 1 (Ward, Hertl), 9:28. 4, San Jose, Couture 21 (Marleau, Burns), 13:49. Penalties: Labanc, SJ, (holding), 3:54. Third period: None. Penalties: Edler, VAN, (interference), 5:47. Shots: Vancouver 7-6-5: 18. San Jose 11-8-13: 32. Power-plays: Vancouver 1 of 3; San Jose 0 of 2. Goalies: Vancouver, Miller 16-19-4 (32 shots-29 saves). San Jose, Dell 8-3-1 (18-17). A: 17,488. Referees: Dan O’Rourke, Brad Watson. Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Bryan Pancich.

Senators 2, Avalanche 1

Pittsburgh 0 1 0 — 1 Chicago 0 2 2 — 4 First period: None. Penalties: Schultz, PIT, (tripping), 14:44. Second period: 1, Chicago, Kane 25 (Schmaltz), 8:49. 2, Pittsburgh, Wilson 7 (Hainsey), 17:00. 3, Chicago, Panik 17 (Keith), 19:36. Penalties: None. Third period: 4, Chicago, Kane 26 (Schmaltz, Panarin), 16:52. 5, Chicago, Kane 27, 19:19. Penalties: None. Shots: Pittsburgh 7-17-13: 37. Chicago 9-14-6: 29. Power-plays: Pittsburgh 0 of 0; Chicago 0 of 1. Goalies: Pittsburgh, Fleury 15-8-5 (28 shots-25 saves). Chicago, Darling 16-5-2 (37-36). A: 22,012. Referees: Chris Lee, Ian Walsh. Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Shane Heyer.

Colorado 0 0 1 — 1 Ottawa 1 1 0 — 2 First period: 1, Ottawa, Burrows 10 (Ceci, Hoffman), 8:39. Penalties: Rantanen, COL, (tripping), 3:55; Mitchell, COL, (tripping), 9:32; Hoffman, OTT, (holding), 9:53; Compher, COL, (slashing), 16:47. Second period: 2, Ottawa, Burrows 11 (Hoffman), 15:41. Penalties: Turris, OTT, (holding), 18:14. Third period: 3, Colorado, Bourque 10 (Mackinnon, Barrie), 5:25. Penalties: Duchene, COL, (hooking), 6:40. Shots: Colorado 10-5-8: 23. Ottawa 13-17-12: 42. Power-plays: Colorado 0 of 2; Ottawa 0 of 4. Goalies: Colorado, Pickard 10-20-2 (42 shots-40 saves). Ottawa, Anderson 17-8-1 (23-22). A: 16,932. Referees: Brad Meier, Dean Morton. Linesmen: Devin Berg, Pierre Racicot.

Canadiens 2, Predators 1 Nashville 1 0 0 — 1 Montreal 0 0 2 — 2 First period: 1, Nashville, Ellis 11 (Subban, Fisher), 18:25 (pp). Penalties: Watson, NSH, (cross checking), 12:15; Shaw, MTL, (interference), 17:50. Second period: None. Penalties: Jarnkrok, NSH, (high sticking), 1:35; Watson, NSH, (delay of game), 19:38. Third period: 2, Montreal, Gallagher 7 (Galchenyuk), 10:55. 3, Montreal, Byron 15, 19:51. Penalties: Plekanec, MTL, (hooking), 12:04. Shots: Nashville 8-9-8: 25. Montreal 5-13-8: 26. Power-plays: Nashville 1 of 2; Montreal 0 of 3. Goalies: Nashville, Rinne 25-16-6 (26 shots-24 saves). Montreal, Price 28-16-5 (25-24). A: 21,288. Referees: Jean Hebert, Steve Kozari. Linesmen: David Brisebois, Ryan Galloway.

Islanders 5, Stars 4 NY Islanders 1 1 3 — Dallas 1 2 1 — First period: 1, NY Islanders, Strome 12 (Chimera), 9:29. 2, Dallas, Benn 22 (Seguin, Spezza), 19:52 (pp). Penalties: De haan, NYI, (high sticking), 17:53. Second period: 3, Dallas, Faksa 9 (Pateryn, Sharp), 7:33. 4, Dallas, Spezza 10 (Klingberg, Seguin), 10:14. 5, NY Islanders, Ladd 17 (Bailey, Strome), 14:49. Penalties: Oleksiak, DAL, (tripping), 4:10. Third period: 6, NY Islanders, Leddy 10 (Lee, Tavares), 0:25. 7, NY Islanders, Seidenberg 5 (Strome, De haan), 7:46. 8, NY Islanders, Kulemin 11 (Leddy), 9:30. 9, Dallas, Benn 23, 17:09 (sh). Penalties: Faksa, DAL, (tripping), 16:07. Shots: NY Islanders 8-11-14: 33. Dallas 10-8-7: 25. Power-plays: NY Islanders 0 of 2; Dallas 1 of 1. Goalies: NY Islanders, Greiss 21-12-3 (25 shots-21 saves). Dallas, Niemi 11-10-4 (33-28). A: 17,438. Referees: Kevin Pollock, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Jonny Murray.

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WEDNESDAY BOX SCORES

Blackhawks 4, Penguins 1

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 3 Carolina 2 0 1 0 — 3 Tampa Bay 1 0 2 1 — 4 First period: 1, Tampa Bay, Hedman 11 (Palat, Kucherov), 7:58 (pp). 2, Carolina, Hanifin 3 (Aho, Lindholm), 11:51. 3, Carolina, Ryan 9 (Rask, Hanifin), 14:54 (pp). Penalties: Slavin, CAR, (tripping), 6:43; Hedman, TB, (cross checking), 13:11. Second period: None. Penalties: Kucherov, TB, (hooking), 5:44; Slavin, CAR, (high sticking), 14:48. Third period: 4, Tampa Bay, Johnson 18 (Palat, Dotchin), 10:51. 5, Tampa Bay, Kucherov 27 (Garrison, Johnson), 15:18. 6, Carolina, Mcclement 5 (Slavin, Lindholm), 17:23 (sh). Penalties: Aho, CAR, (slashing), 13:05; Teravainen, CAR, (tripping), 16:10. Overtime: 7, Tampa Bay, Hedman 12 (Johnson, Kucherov), 0:46. Penalties: None. Shots: Carolina 18-6-7: 31. Tampa Bay 4-8-3-1: 16. Power-plays: Carolina 1 of 2; Tampa Bay 1 of 4. Goalies: Carolina, Lack 2-4-2 (16 shots-12 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 13-13-5 (31-28). A: 19,092. Referees: Eric Furlatt, Kyle Rehman. Linesmen: Steve Barton, Michel Cormier.

NHL Leaders THROUGH MARCH 2 Goal Scoring Name Team Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Patrik Laine Winnipeg Auston Matthews Toronto Max Pacioretty Montreal Jeff Carter Los Angeles Cam Atkinson Columbus Brad Marchand Boston Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Brent Burns San Jose Patrick Kane Chicago Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Alex Ovechkin Washington Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia

GP 56 56 62 64 63 61 63 62 62 63 55 62 62

G 34 31 31 31 30 29 28 28 27 27 27 27 27

Assists Name Team Connor McDavid Edmonton Nicklas Backstrom Washington Erik Karlsson Ottawa Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Patrick Kane Chicago Alexander Wennberg Columbus Brent Burns San Jose Ryan Johansen Nashville Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Tyler Seguin Dallas Mikael Granlund Minnesota Duncan Keith Chicago Brad Marchand Boston Jamie Benn Dallas

GP 64 62 61 59 63 61 62 63 61 63 61 63 63 59

A 51 45 45 41 41 40 39 39 39 39 38 38 38 37

Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and the host Chicago Bulls beat Golden State 94-87 on Thursday night in the Warriors’ first game since Kevin Durant injured his left leg. The NBA-leading Warriors’ league-record streak in the regular season without consecutive losses ended at 146 games. Stephen Curry scored 23 points, and Klay Thompson finished with 13. The star guards combined to hit just three of 22 3-pointers, and the Warriors made it back-to-back losses for the first time since April 2015. Bobby Portis added 17 points and a season-high 13 rebounds for Chicago. The Bulls outscored Golden State 10-2 over the final three minutes to wipe out a one-point deficit and come away with their fifth win in six games. Butler made all 10 free throws and had five rebounds and six assists. And Portis had his best game of the season. Durant is scheduled to be examined again in about a month. If the eight-time All-

Star is ready to return at that time, there would be about two weeks left in the regular season.

NOTEBOOK Bogut signs with Cavs • Andrew Bogut is officially chasing a championship with the Cavaliers. The free agent center signed with Cleveland on Thursday, joining the team he faced in the NBA Finals the past two seasons when he was with Golden State. A former No. 1 overall pick, Bogut is not expected to make his debut with Cleveland until Monday when the Cavs host Miami. Warriors add Barnes • The Golden State Warriors have signed forward Matt Barnes, adding the edgy veteran after losing Kevin Durant to a knee injury. The 36-year-old Barnes will add some toughness and defense to the Warriors, who are priming for a run to their third straight NBA Finals. Durant is out indefinitely with a sprained MCL in his left knee.

NBA SUMMARIES Bulls 94, Warriors 87 Golden State: Green 4-9 2-2 12, Pachulia 4-7 0-0 8, Curry 10-27 1-1 23, Thompson 5-22 2-2 13, McCaw 4-5 2-2 11, Barnes 1-1 0-0 2, West 1-4 0-0 2, McGee 1-3 2-2 4, Livingston 0-3 0-0 0, Clark 0-1 2-2 2, Iguodala 4-6 2-3 10. Totals 34-88 13-14 87. Chicago: Portis 6-12 3-4 17, Lopez 5-15 0-0 10, Grant 2-2 0-0 5, Wade 5-15 2-4 12, Butler 6-14 10-10 22, Zipser 4-5 0-0 9, Felicio 1-1 0-0 2, Mirotic 2-7 0-0 5, Payne 2-5 0-0 4, Rondo 3-5 2-3 8, Valentine 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-82 17-21 94. Golden State 26 25 22 14 — 87 Chicago 19 28 32 15 — 94 3-point goals: Golden State 6-30 (Green 2-5, Curry 2-11, McCaw 1-1, Thompson 1-11, Iguodala 0-2), Chicago 5-19 (Portis 2-4, Grant 1-1, Zipser 1-2, Mirotic 1-4, Valentine 0-1, Rondo 0-1, Butler 0-1, Payne 0-2, Wade 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Golden State 41 (Green 8), Chicago 49 (Portis 13). Assists: Golden State 23 (Green 7), Chicago 19 (Butler 6). Total fouls: Golden State 18, Chicago 15. Technicals: Chicago defensive three second, Chicago team. A: 222,523 (20,917).

Suns 120, Hornets 103 Charlotte: Kidd-Gilchrist 3-7 1-2 7, M.Williams 5-9 6-8 19, Kaminsky 7-14 0-0 16, Walker 10-24 3-4 26, Batum 3-15 4-4 12, Wood 0-1 0-0 0, O’Bryant 1-1 0-0 2, Zeller 3-5 0-0 6, Roberts 0-3 2-3 2, Weber 0-0 2-2 2, Belinelli 2-7 3-3 7, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Lamb 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 35-89 23-28 103. Phoenix: Warren 8-11 0-0 16, Chriss 6-9 2-2 17, Len 2-3 1-1 5, Bledsoe 3-4 7-8 14, Booker 5-12 4-5 15, Dudley 2-7 0-0 5, Jones 3-4 2-2 8, A.Williams 7-9 2-4 16, Ulis 3-7 2-2 8, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Barbosa 7-11 1-1 16. Totals 46-77 21-25 120. Charlotte 32 26 33 12 — 103 Phoenix 28 33 33 26 — 120 3-point goals: Charlotte 10-34 (M.Williams 3-3, Walker 3-11, Kaminsky 2-6, Batum 2-9, Roberts 0-1, Wood 0-1, Belinelli 0-3), Phoenix 7-19 (Chriss 3-4, Bledsoe 1-1, Booker 1-4, Barbosa 1-4, Dudley 1-5, Warren 0-1). Fouled out: Barbosa. Rebounds: Charlotte 34 (Zeller, Kidd-Gilchrist 8), Phoenix 42 (A.Williams 12). Assists: Charlotte 19 (Walker 8), Phoenix 30 (Booker 9). Total fouls: Charlotte 20, Phoenix 23. Technicals: Walker. A: 16,572 (18,422).

WEDNESDAY BOX SCORES

Rockets 122, Clippers 103 Houston: Ariza 3-7 0-1 8, R.Anderson 6-16 5-6 23, Capela 4-9 6-7 14, Beverley 4-9 2-2 14, Harden 7-15 8-8 26, Dekker 1-3 0-0 2, Hilario 6-7 4-5 16, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Gordon 4-10 3-4 14, Williams 2-11 0-0 5. Totals 37-87 28-33 122. L.A. Clippers: Mbah a Moute 6-11 0-0 13, Griffin 7-17 2-5 17, Jordan 5-6 0-2 10, Paul 5-13 3-3 16, Redick 3-9 0-0 8, A.Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, W.Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Speights 0-1 0-0 0, Bass 1-5 0-0 2, Felton 5-8 2-3 12, Crawford 4-8 0-0 9, Rivers 6-12 0-0 16. Totals 42-94 7-13 103. Houston 34 36 38 14 — 122 L.A. Clippers 37 21 20 25 — 103 3-point goals: Houston 20-52 (R.Anderson 6-11, Beverley 4-8, Harden 4-9, Gordon 3-9, Ariza 2-6, Williams 1-7, Dekker 0-2), L.A. Clippers 12-34 (Rivers 4-7, Paul 3-7, Redick 2-5, Mbah a Moute 1-2, Crawford 1-3, Griffin 1-4, Felton 0-1, Speights 0-1, Bass 0-1, W.Johnson 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Houston 62 (Beverley, Capela 12), L.A. Clippers 36 (Jordan 9). Assists: Houston 21 (Harden 9), L.A. Clippers 26 (Paul 11). Total fouls: Houston 17, L.A. Clippers 23. Technicals: Paul. A: 19,060 (19,060).

Nets 109, Kings 100 Brooklyn: Lopez 9-17 5-7 24, Lin 5-10 5-6 17, HollisJefferson 1-5 4-6 7, LeVert 6-9 0-0 13, Foye 2-2 2-2 8, Acy 1-2 1-2 4, Booker 3-7 0-0 6, Hamilton 0-2 0-0 0, Whitehead 3-4 7-7 14, Dinwiddie 1-5 4-4 6, Harris 2-6 0-0 6, Kilpatrick 1-5 2-2 4. Totals 34-74 30-36 109. Sacramento: Labissiere 4-5 2-2 10, Koufos 0-7 0-0 0, Collison 5-10 0-0 11, McLemore 2-7 2-2 6, Afflalo 4-7 4-4 14, Tolliver 0-7 4-6 4, Cauley-Stein 2-6 5-6 9, Lawson 7-11 0-0 15, Hield 6-11 0-0 16, Evans 5-10 2-2 15. Totals 35-81 19-22 100. Brooklyn 35 22 24 28 — 109 Sacramento 31 23 18 28 — 100 3-point goals: Brooklyn 11-28 (Foye 2-2, Lin 2-3, Harris 2-6, LeVert 1-1, Acy 1-2, Whitehead 1-2, HollisJefferson 1-2, Lopez 1-5, Hamilton 0-2, Kilpatrick 0-3), Sacramento 11-22 (Hield 4-6, Evans 3-5, Afflalo 2-2, Collison 1-1, Lawson 1-2, Tolliver 0-6). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 43 (Booker, Lopez 8), Sacramento 38 (Tolliver 6). Assists: Brooklyn 16 (Lin 5), Sacramento 12 (Lawson 9). Total fouls: Brooklyn 25, Sacramento 28. A: 17,608 (17,500).


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GIRLS BASKETBALL • ILLINOIS CLASS 4A SEMIFINAL PREVIEW

Blade is guiding hand for Edwardsville dynasty Hall of Fame coach has Tigers after irst championship BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

EDWARDSVILLE • Lori Blade

said she’s glad to have an understanding group of softball players. That’s because she usually is busy as the coach of Edwardsville High’s girls basketball program right up until time rolls around to get on the diamond as the leader of that program. “It’s nice that the girls are so supportive,” Blade said. “We had a great group of them at our super-sectional game Monday. They know that, whether it’s the Tuesday after the super-sectional or the Monday after state, they’re going to be ready to go.” This time, softball will have to wait until the “Monday after state.” Blade has led the Tigers (310, No. 1 in the STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools rankings) to their first Class 4A state basketball tournament appearance since finishing as runner-up in 2012. They play Montini (32-1) in a semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State in Normal. In her 15th year with Edwardsville and 23rd year coaching overall, Blade once again has been at the top of her craft

this winter while guiding a team to the state tournament for the 10th time. She led Carrollton to state five times, culminating in consecutive Class A titles in 2001 and 2002, and has been on the bench for each of Edwardsville’s five state trips. “You learn it’s not about you, this is about the kids, it’s their time,” Blade said. “Also, the one thing I learned from that first (state) team is that the game moves so fast.” Blade has amassed a 657-83 record as a basketball coach, including a 424-56 mark with the Tigers. She was inducted in 2016 into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Tigers assistant coach Caty Ponce who played for Blade from 2007-11 and said the Hall of Famer leaves a lasting impact on her players. “Coach Blade is an incredible person to work with,” Ponce said. “ She understands the game inside and out and really gets the most out of her players. She is a true teacher of the game by not only developing players skills, but by helping them understand the game of basketball. Players who come out of Coach Blade’s program know how to work hard and how to compete, which are

essential skills that will help these young ladies for the rest of their lives.” Edwardsville never had qualified for the state tournament before Blade’sarrival. The Tigers went 11-14 in her first season in 2003 but then made their maiden state voyage in 2004 and qualified in three of four seasons. They haven’t slowed down since. “What Lori has accomplished in her career is quite impressive,” Edwardsville athletics director Brad Bevis said. “The results are a reflection of her passion, dedication and knowledge of the games she coaches. Her players are great students, too. Again, that’s a reflection of her expectation that her players excel in the classroom and be good citizens.” Blade said she loves coaching both basketball and softball and ‘wouldn’t know what to do with herself’ without doing both. She’s led the softball team to a pair of state appearances, too, and 654 victories. In basketball, Blade hasn’t had a team win fewer than 22 games since her first season. This is her ninth season to lead Edwardsville to 30 or more victories. “It’s crazy when you look up at her won-loss record and realize all the adjustments she makes

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Edwardsville coach Lori Blade talks with her players during a time out against Benet Academy at the Shirk Center at Illinois Wesleyan.

every game, it’s amazing,” senior and SIU Carbondale commit Makenzie Silvey said. “The things that her and the rest of the coaching staf do let us know that we’re probably going to be successful.” Blade said the players she’s had come through her programs are not only why she still coaches two sports, but also why she enjoys doing so. And why she’ll be ready to switch gears Monday to softball, a week after most other teams, hopefully with a state championship basketball trophy intact. “This never gets old because it’s always diferent kids and the

ILLINOIS SCHEDULE At Illinois State’s Redbird Arena Normal, Illinois CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT Friday’s semiinals Edwardsville vs. Lombard Montini, 5:30 p.m. Geneva vs. Palatine Fremd, 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s schedule Third place 5:30 p.m. Championship 7:15 p.m.

response that they have to their success is enormous to me,” Blade said. “It is just worth every bit of it.”

POSTSEASON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD MISSOURI GIRLS -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Poplar Bluf Championship Jackson 65, Poplar Bluf 30 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Timberland Championship FZ South vs. FZ North, 5:30 p.m. Friday -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT At McCluer North Championship McCluer North 51, Hazelwood West 49 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT At SLUH Championship St. Joseph’s 55, Nerinx Hall 51 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT At Eureka Championship Washington 48, Lafayette 32 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT At Parkway South Championship Kirkwood 71, Parkway South 40 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 7 TOURNAMENT At Lindbergh Championship Webster Groves 60, Cor Jesu 59 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT At Jeferson City Championship Jeferson City 52, Holt 21 -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT At Lutheran South Championship Lutheran South 67, Notre Dame 43 -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT At Clayton Championship Clayton 49, Miller Career 34 -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT At Parkway Central Championship Parkway Central vs. Parkway North, 6 p.m. Friday -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT At St. Clair Championship Sullivan vs. Paciic, 5:30 p.m. Friday -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 7 TOURNAMENT At St. Charles Semiinals, Thursday Incarnate Word 73, Jennings 16 St. Charles 53, McCluer 36 Championship Incarnate Word vs. St. Charles, 5 p.m. Sat. -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT At Liberty Semiinals, Thursday Warrenton 56, Hannibal 26 St. Dominic 42, Mexico 41 Championship: Warrenton vs. St. Dominic, 8 p.m. Friday -MISSOURI CLASS 3 STATE TOURNAMENT (Semiinals, third place and inal at Mizzou) Sectionals, Wednesday Saxony Lutheran 48, Kennett 30 Whitield 51, Park Hills Central 38 Kansas City Southeast 41, Boonville 36 Trenton 54, Lawson 26 Lutheran North 59, Cardinal Ritter 52 Clark County 48, Lutheran St. Charles 29 Southern Boone 57, Licking 44 Straford 61, Mount Vernon 45 Quarterinals, Saturday Whitield vs. Saxony Lutheran at Farmington Civic Center, 2:45 p.m. Kansas City Southeast vs. Trenton at Lee’s Summit, 2:45 p.m. Lutheran North vs. Clark County at Warrenton, 2:30 p.m. Southern Boone vs. Straford at Drury University, 6:45 p.m. Semiinals Noon, 1:40 p.m., March 9 Third place 4:15 p.m., March 10 Championship 4:30 p.m., March 11 -MISSOURI CLASS 2 STATE TOURNAMENT (Semiinals, third place and inal at Mizzou) Sectionals, Wednesday Oran 73, Puxico 54 Neelyville 68, Gainesville 51 Adrian 60, New Franklin 36 Mid-Buchanan 64, Santa Fe 58 Scotland County 37, New Haven 35 New Bloomield 54, Westran 51 Skyline 65, Newburg 54 Pierce City 59, Crane 56 (OT) Quarterinals Oran vs. Neelyville at Three Rivers CC, 2:45 p.m. Adrian vs. Mid-Buchanan at Liberty (KC), 1:45 p.m. Scotland County vs. New Bloomield at Moberly Area CC, 1:45 p.m. Skyline vs. Pierce City at Drury, 2:45 p.m. Semiinals 6:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m., March 9 Third place 7:45 p.m., March 10 Championship 8:10 p.m., March 11 -MISSOURI CLASS 1 STATE TOURNAMENT (Semiinals, third place and inal at Mizzou) Sectionals, Tuesday Scott County Central 54, Delta 24 South Iron 74, Couch 60 Mercer 53, Southwest 36 Jeferson (Conception) 46, King City 32 Walnut Grove 59, Bronaugh 25

Leeton 63, Wheatland 54 Prairie Home 42, Madison 41 Green City 52, Norborne 43 Quarterinals, Saturday unless noted Scott County Central vs. South Iron at Van Buren, 2:45 p.m. Mercer vs. Jeferson (Conception) at St. Joseph Civic Arena, 7:45 p.m. Friday Walnut Grove vs. Leeton at Clinton, 2:45 p.m. Prairie Home vs. Green City at Salisbury, 7:45 p.m. Semiinals 3:20 p.m. and 5 p.m. March 9 Third place 12:45 p.m., Friday, March 10 Championship 12:50 p.m. March 11

MISSOURI BOYS -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT At Poplar Bluf Championship Jackson 75, Poplar Bluf 71 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Timberland Championship Zumwalt West vs. Timberland, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT At McCluer North Championship Pattonville vs. Haz. Central, 6 p.m. Friday -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT At SLUH Championship Chaminade vs. SLUH, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT At Eureka Championship Eureka vs. Francis Howell, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT At Parkway South Championship CBC 54, De Smet 38 -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 7 TOURNAMENT At Lindbergh Championship Vianney vs. Webster Groves, 6 p.m. Friday -CLASS 5 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT At Jeferson City Championship Battle 85, Jeferson City 69 -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT At Hillsboro Championship Hillsboro vs. Farmington, 7:15 p.m. Friday -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 3 TOURNAMENT At Lutheran South Championship Conluence vs. St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENT At Clayton Championship Vashon 65, Clayton 34 -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 5 TOURNAMENT At Parkway Central Championship Parkway Central vs. MICDS, 8 p.m. Friday -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT At St. Clair Championship Borgia vs. Sullivan, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 7 TOURNAMENT At St. Charles Semiinals, Thursday Jennings 63, St. Charles West 38 St. Charles 44, McCluer 42 Championship: 7 p.m. Saturday -CLASS 4 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT At Liberty Championship Fulton vs. Liberty, 6 p.m. Friday -MISSOURI CLASS 3 STATE TOURNAMENT (Semiinals, third place and inal at Mizzou) Sectionals, Wednesday Saxony Lutheran 81, Charleston 68 Whitield 74, Park Hills Central 57 Hogan Prep 78, Cole Camp 40 Maryville 65, Lawson 63 Northwest Academy 72, Cardinal Ritter 70 Montgomery County 90, Monroe City 70 Mountain Grove 72, Southern Boone 68 Fair Grove 63, Lamar 56 Quarterinals, Saturday Saxony Lutheran vs. Whitield at Farmington Civic Center, 1 p.m. Hogan Prep vs. Maryville at Lee’s Summit, 1 p.m. Northwest Academy vs. Montgomery County at Warrenton, 1 p.m. Mountain Grove vs. Fair Grove at Drury University, 5 p.m. Semiinals 6:40 p.m., 8:20 p.m. March 9 Third place 2:30 p.m. March 10 Championship 2:40 p.m. March 11 -MISSOURI CLASS 2 STATE TOURNAMENT (Semiinals, third place and inal at Mizzou) Sectionals, Wednesday Oran 53, Hayti 47 Hartville 40, Thayer 37 Sacred Heart 62, Lockwood 40 Wellington-Napoleon 50, Mid-Buchanan 42 Clopton 43, Elsberry 41 (OT) Harrisburg 80, Salisbury 70 Greenwood 73, Iberia 70 Crane 65, Pierce City 42 Quarterinals, Saturday Oran vs. Hartville at Three Rivers CC, 1 p.m. Sacred Heart vs. Wellington-Napolean at Liberty (KC), noon Clopton vs. Harrisburg at Moberly Area CC, noon

Greenwood vs. Crane at Drury Univ., 1 p.m. Semiinals 3:20 p.m., 5 p.m. March 9 Third place 6 p.m. Friday, March 10 Championship 6:20 p.m. Saturday, March 11 -MISSOURI CLASS 1 STATE TOURNAMENT (Semiinals, third place and inal at Mizzou) Sectionals, Tuesday Advance 79, Scott County 60 Eminence 75, Bradleyville 69 Worth County 52, Braymer 43 North Andrew 55, Jeferson-Conception 50 Walnut Grove 69, Montrose 51 Hermitage 69, Green Ridge 53 Glasgow 46, Chamois 34 Meadville 56, Linn County 49 Quarterinals, Saturday unles noted Advance vs. Eminence at Van Buren, 1 p.m. Worth County vs. North Andrew at St. Joseph Civic Arena, 6 p.m. Friday Walnut Grove vs. Hermitage at Clinton, 1 p.m. Glasgow vs. Meadville at Salisbury, 6 p.m. Semiinals Noon and 1:40 p.m., Thursday, March 9 Third place 11 a.m., Friday, March 10 Championship 11 a.m., Sat., March 11

ILLINOIS BOYS -CLASS 4A GRANITE CITY REGIONAL At Granite City Semiinals Edwardsville 67, Chatham-Glenwood 38 Alton 53, Quincy 43 Championship Edwardsville vs. Alton, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 4A BELLEVILLE EAST REGIONAL At Belleville East Semiinal East St. Louis 60, Althof 58 Belleville West 89, Belleville East 73 Championship East St. Louis vs. Belleville West, 7p.m. Friday -CLASS 3A CIVIC MEMORIAL REGIONAL At Civic Memorial Semiinals Breese Central 58, Jerseyville 32 Civic Memorial 51, Triad 48 (OT) Championship Breese Central vs. Civic Memorial, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 3A MATER DEI REGIONAL At Mater Dei Semiinal Cahokia 72, Freeburg 49 Mater Dei 45, Highland 38 Championship Cahokia vs. Mater Dei, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 2A NASHVILLE SECTIONAL At Nashville Semiinals Nashville 43, Pinckneyville 40 Alton Marquette 43, Wesclin 29 Championship Nashville vs. Alton Marquette, 7 p.m. Friday -CLASS 1A OKAWVILLE SECTIONAL At Okawville Semiinals Okawville 62, Carrollton 36 New Berlin 49, Metro-East Lutheran 46 Championship Okawville vs. New Berlin, 7 p.m. Friday

ILLINOIS GIRLS At Illinois State’s Redbird Arena, Normal CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT Friday’s semiinals Morton vs. Chicago Simeon, 11 a.m. Rochester vs. Chicago Marshall, 12:45 p.m. Saturday’s schedule Third place 11 a.m. Championship 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY’S BOX SCORES GIRLS BASKETBALL McCluer 10 14 5 7 36 St. Charles 16 6 15 16 53 M (10-16): Seawood 14, Betts 13, Johnson 13. FG 17 (7), FT 6-19. S (20-7): Wilson 25. FG 18 (3), FT 14-21. Cor Jesu 11 12 19 17 59 Webster 17 8 16 19 60 C (13-14): Hummel 25, Erbs 14. FG 22 (2), FT 13-17. Kirkwood 19 19 17 16 71 Pky. South 8 8 12 12 40 K (24-3): Everett 26, Bracy 15, Miller 12. FG 29 (6), FT 7-9. P (15-13): Steins 16. FG 16 (2), FT 6-7. Haz. West 13 13 11 12 49 McCluer North 7 18 11 15 51 H (15-10): Chappel 26, Meeks 13. FG 17 (4), FT 11-19. M (21-8): Collins 16, Hurst 12. FG 18 (3), FT 12-19. Mexico 41 St. Dominic 42 S (16-9): Kasubke 14, Miller 13. FG 12 (2), FT 16-20. Nerinx Hall 10 7 18 16 51 St. Joseph’s 9 15 20 11 55 N (15-11): Duf 11, Graf 10, McArthur 10. FG 17 (9), FT 8-14. S (18-8): Stock 17, Kerr 16, McLaughlin 13. FG 17 (5), FT 16-23. Notre Dame 10 13 2 18 43 Luth. South 12 22 18 15 67 L (19-8): Member-Meneh 25, Lawson 15, Anderson 14. FG 22 (3), FT 20-31. BOYS BASKETBALL Clayton 12 10 3 9 Vashon 26 11 13 15 C (11-17): Almond 17. FG 14 (5), FT 1-2.

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St. Joseph’s Erika Pudlowski (24) dribbles the perimeter at the Class 5 District 4 inal.

MICHAEL GULLEDGE • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

McCluer North holds the Class 5 District 3 trophy after defeating Hazelwood West at McCluer North High School in Florissant.

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP McCluer North beats Hazelwood West with late loater from Collins McCluer North senior guard Kortni Collins had plenty of time to think. Collins dribbled out nearly a minute as North had the inal possession in a tie game with rival Hazelwood West in the Class 5 District 3 girls basketball championship. So, when Stars coach Pat Daugherty called timeout with seven seconds left, Collins knew just what she was going to do. Collins attacked the basket and hit a running loater Thursday to give host McCluer North a 51-49 victory and the district title. “I spent that whole time thinking about whether I wanted to pass the ball or shoot it myself,” said Collins, who led the Stars with 16 points. “I knew I was going to take it and this feels good. I am so proud of my team. We came together and we played some great defense when we needed to play it.” The Stars (21-8, No. 8 in the STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools rankings) advanced into the Class 5 sectional round against St. Joseph’s (18-8) at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Lindenwood University. Down 45-38 with just more than four minutes left, McCluer North went on a 7-0 run to tie the game. Senior guard Anasha Hurst buried a 3-pointer before a free throw by senior forward Eriyanna Simmons knotted the score 45-45. Hazelwood West (15-10) forced North to play from behind behind a 26-point efort by senior guard Lakeita Chappel. (JIM FAASEN) St. Joseph’s 55, Nerinx Hall 51 • Mallory Stock comes from good stock. Which has made things a little diicult for the St. Joseph’s Academy senior guard. Her older twin sisters, Maddie and Morgan, played college basketball at the University of Missouri. “It’s not always easy being the little Stock,” Mallory said. Mallory is not nearly as skilled as her 6-foot sisters and does not plan to play college basketball. But little Stock came up big just when the Angels needed a boost. The 5-foot-8 dynamo scored a gamehigh 17 points to help St. Joseph’s to a 55-51 win over Nerinx Hall in the Class 5 District 4 championship game at Danis Fieldhouse on the campus of St. Louis U. High. The Angels (18-8), who won their sixth district crown in the last seven years, will face McCluer North (21-8) in a sectional contest at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Lindenwood University. Stock hit a trio of 3-pointers in the irst half and then quelled a Nerinx Hall rally with four successive free throws in the game’s inal 1 minute and 37 seconds. Maddie and Morgan, 2012 St. Joseph’s graduates, each played four years at

Mizzou. And Mallory still gets compared to the pair. But she is a diferent style of player and its nicely into coach Julie Matheny’s system. “We wouldn’t be this good without her,” said St. Joseph’s junior forward Alex Kerr, who added 16 points and 12 rebounds Thursday. The Angels’ front-line of the 6-2 Kerr and 6-3 senior Kelly McLaughlin did plenty of damage against the smallish Markers (15-11). McLaughlin added 13 points and 11 boards. (STEVE OVERBEY) Webster Groves 60, Cor Jesu 59 • March Madness was on display for Cor Jesu in the Class 5 District 7 girls basketball tournament. The Chargers came back from a 12-point deicit with 3:40 to go to defeat Oakville in overtime in the semiinals. But that comeback was minor compared to the one the Chargers almost pulled of Thursday in the championship game against Webster Groves. The Statesmen had a nine-point lead with 40 seconds to play and eventually needed every one of those points to hold of 60-59 for the district title. The inal outcome was not determined until Webster Groves senior Maggy Moran grabbed an ofensive rebound of a missed free throw from Danielle Daniels with three seconds to go. Morgan then dribbled out the inal seconds. That would result in a trip to the state semiinals at Mizzou Arena since Webster Groves advanced to the quarterinals last season before falling to Francis Howell. Webster Groves (17-11) will face District 8 champion Jeferson City (243) in a Class 5 sectional at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at Maryville University. It’s the rematch of a 59-36 victory for the Jays on Jan. 26. K.K. Rodriguez had 21 points and Jaidah Stewart 18 for the Statesmen. Molly Hummel, a sophomore who was the only non-senior starter for the Chargers, had a career-high 25 points. Trailing 60-51 with 40 seconds to play, the Chargers capitalized on a rare ivepoint play as Kristin Erusha hit a basket and was fouled. Erusha missed the free throw, which was rebounded by Hummel, who converted the ofensive board into a basket. She was fouled and made the free throw as Cor Jesu cut the ninepoint deicit to four without the clock moving. Hummel hit another free throw and Emily Erbs hit a pair while Webster Groves missed three in a row. The Chargers had their chance after the two missed free throws by Daniels with 3.7 seconds left, but Moran got the huge offensive rebound and the Statesmen survived to move on. (BILL HESTER)


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M 1 • FrIDAy • 03.03.2017

MLS SEASON PREVIEW

MLS is celebrating 22 teams in 22 years NEW DIGS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The theme for Major League Soccer this season is 22 in 22, as the league embarks on its 22nd year with 22 teams — including two new teams in the Atlanta United and Minnesota United. The theme could just as easily be expansion, expansion, expansion. Launched with 10 teams in 1996, MLS has plans to expand to 28 teams in the coming years. The replacement for the defunct Chivas USA — Los Angeles FC — joins the league next season. It is hoped that a long-anticipated Miami franchise, an efort led by David Beckham, will materialize as the league’s 24th team. There were 12 bids submitted earlier this year for the final four teams. In a preseason interview with The Associated Press, Commissioner Don Garber said a decision about two of the teams could come by the end of this year and they could begin play in 2020, while the final two will be announced sometime thereafter. “I think it’s fair to say that this year and the last number of years we’ve been very focused on strategically growing the league and celebrating new markets coming in and building a fan base, helping to create this soccer nation that we’ve been so focused on,” Garber said. “And this year is probably no diferent. We’ve got a team coming in that is setting records for attendance in Atlanta, and a team in Minnesota that’s similar to Portland in that it is coming into Major League Soccer after many decades of support for the professional game. “I think you’ll continue to see more and more stories coming out of our league that are about growth, but I try to focus as much on celebrating all the great things that have gone on in so many markets for the last number of years.” The 12 bids, along with Atlanta United’s season-ticket sales topping 30,000, are

The 25,500-seat Orlando City Stadium, which also is home to the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer league, is sold out for the opener. Originally, it wasn’t expected to be ready until three weeks into the season. The stadium includes 49 rainbow-color seats in section 12, a permanent tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting last year.

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proof that soccer continues to gain a foothold in the American sports landscape. “It just speaks to the overall development and growth of our sport in our country and Canada,” Garber said. “I continue to be impressed by how many of our clubs prove that it is irrelevant how big your market is or where it’s located. It really is about your plan, your focus, your commitment. ... If the ingredients are right I’m convinced we can be successful in any city, any state in the United States. And that’s not something we believed 10 years ago.”

GAME OF THE WEEK MLS officially opens its season on Friday night with a match between the host Portland Timbers and the expansion Minnesota United on national television. The

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NBA Favorite Points Underdog WIZARDS 4.5 Raptors Knicks 2 76ERS Heat 3.5 MAGIC Cavaliers 3 HAWKS Clippers 3.5 BUCKS Grizzlies 2.5 MAVERICKS JAZZ 13.5 Nets Thunder 4.5 SUNS Spurs 6 PELICANS Celtics 7.5 LAKERS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog PRINCETON 7.5 Harvard Columbia 1 BROWN YALE 10 Cornell PENN 12.5 Dartmouth W MICHIGAN 10 C Michigan KENT ST 1 Akron BUFFALO 11.5 Bowling Green E MICHIGAN 4 Toledo OHIO U 14.5 Miami-Ohio BALL ST 5 No Illinois W VIRGINIA 7.5 Iowa St Horizon League Conference Tournament Detroit, MI DETROIT 1 Wisconsin-Milw Cleveland St 4.5 Youngstown St Colonial Conference Tournament Charleston, SC Hofstra 9 Delaware James Madison 3 Drexel West Coast Conference Tournament Las Vegas, NV Pacific 4 Pepperdine San Diego 2.5 Portland Added Games Southern Conference Tournament Asheville, NC Citadel 1 W Carolina Samford 10 Vmi NHL Favorite Odds Underdog PENGUINS -$175/+$155 Lightning HURRICANES -$200/+$170 Coyotes JETS -$120/even Blues BLACKHAWKS -$175/+$155 Islanders FLAMES -$150/+$130 Red Wings DUCKS -$135/+$115 Maple Leafs Grand Salami: Over/under 33.5 goals.

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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHPs Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Kyle Martin, Noe Ramirez, Carson Smith and Steven Wright; LHPs Roenis Elias, Brian Johnson, Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez, Robby Scott and Luis Ysla; Cs Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez; INFs Marco Hernandez and Deven Marrero; and OF Andrew Benintendi and Bryce Brentz on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of OF Mookie Betts. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with INFs Johan Camargo, Adonis Garcia, Rio Ruiz and Dansby Swanson; INF/OFs Chase d’Arnaud, Micah Johnson and Jace Peterson; RHPs Aaron Blair, Mauricio Cabrera, Mike Foltynewicz, Jason Hursh, Luke Jackson, Akeel Morris, Jose Ramirez, Armando Rivero, Chaz Roe, Lucas Sims, Dan Winkler and Matt Wisler; and LHPs Jesse Biddle and Max Fried on one-year contracts. CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with C Carson Kelly; INFs Eliezer Alvarez, Greg Garcia, Edmundo Sosa and Breyvic Valera; OFs Anthony Garcia, Randal Grichuk, Jose Martinez, Tommy Pham, Stephen Piscotty and Magneuris Sierra; RHPs Matt Bowman, John Gant, Mike Mayers, Alex Reyes, Miguel Socolovich, Sam Tuivailala, Luke Weaver and Rowan Wick; and LHPs Marco Gonzales and Tyler Lyons on one-year contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Blanton on a one-year contract. Designated C Spencer Kieboom for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Signed C Andrew Bogut. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed F Matt Barnes. FOOTBALL National Football League TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with QB Matt Cassel on a contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with F Matthew Highmore on a three-year contract. NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F Pavel Buchnevich from Hartford (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed D Lucas Johansen to a three-year, entry-level contract and D Colby Williams and F Mason Mitchell to a two-year, entry-level contracts for the 2017-18 season. American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Released F Tommy Thompson from his professional tryout agreement. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled F Shawn St. Amant from Colorado (ECHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer ATLANTA UNITED — Lent F Romario Williams and M Jeffrey Otoo to Charleston (USL) for the duration of the 2017 MLS regular season. LA GALAXY — Signed M Jaime Villarreal and D Nathan Smith. NEW YORK CITY FC — Ercised its buyout of a guaranteed contract on Mix Diskerud. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Signed Ms Zach Mathers and Jordy Delem. COLLEGE AUSTIN PEAY — Announced the retirement of Dave Loos men’s basketball coach. BAYLOR — Named Bob Bicknell wide receivers coach. CHOWAN — Promoted Chris Guerra to volleyball coach. Named Cindy Ehrich assistant volleyball coach. NORTH CAROLINA — Named DeAndre Smith running backs coach.

AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct. Los Angeles 6 0 1.000 New York 7 1 0.875 Seattle 5 1 0.833 Chicago 4 2 0.667 Tampa Bay 4 2 0.667 Kansas City 4 2 0.667 Oakland 3 3 0.500 Baltimore 3 4 0.429 Cleveland 2 3 0.400 Detroit 3 5 0.375 Houston 2 4 0.333 Minnesota 2 4 0.333 Boston 2 5 0.286 Toronto 1 5 0.167 Texas 1 6 0.143 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct. Los Angeles 5 1 0.833 St. Louis 5 2 0.714 Pittsburgh 5 2 0.714 Washington 4 2 0.667 Philadelphia 3 2 0.600 New York 4 3 0.571 Colorado 4 3 0.571 San Diego 3 4 0.429 Chicago 2 3 0.400 San Francisco 3 5 0.375 Miami 2 4 0.333 Atlanta 2 4 0.333 Arizona 2 4 0.333 Milwaukee 2 4 0.333 Cincinnati 1 6 0.143 Thursday’s Games St. Louis 9, Atlanta 4 Minnesota 6, Baltimore (ss) 6, 10 innings Pittsburgh 11, Detroit 1 Boston 19, Tampa Bay 2 Washington 13, Houston 1 Philadelphia 8, Toronto 8 N.Y. Mets 11, Miami 6 Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2 Chicago White Sox 8, San Francisco (ss) 6 L.A. Dodgers 4, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 3, Colorado 1 Oakland 5, Texas 1 Seattle 6, Milwaukee 2 San Diego 9, Arizona (ss) 6 L.A. Angels 5, San Francisco (ss) 4 N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore (ss) 1 Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., late Friday’s Games Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington (ss) at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:07 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:10 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 7:40 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Texas vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 2:10 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:10 p.m.

SOCCER English Premier League GP Chelsea 26 Tottenham 26 Manchester City 25 Arsenal 25 Liverpool 26 Manchester United 25 Everton 26 W. Bromwich Albion 26 West Ham 26 Stoke 26 Burnley 26 Watford 26 Southampton 25 Bournemouth 26 Swansea 26 Leicester 26 Middlesbrough 26 Crystal Palace 26 Hull 26 Sunderland 26

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D 3 8 4 5 7 9 8 7 6 8 4 7 6 5 3 6 10 4 6 4

L 3 3 5 5 5 3 6 8 11 10 13 11 11 14 16 14 12 16 15 17

GF 55 50 51 54 55 38 42 36 35 30 28 30 28 36 32 27 19 33 23 24

GA Pts 19 63 18 53 29 52 28 50 33 49 21 48 27 44 32 40 44 33 40 32 37 31 43 31 31 30 51 26 57 24 44 23 28 22 46 22 50 21 48 19

Saturday games Manchester United at Bournemouth, 6:30 a.m. Swansea City at Burnley FC, 9 a.m. Leicester City at Hull City, 9 a.m. West Born at Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Watford at Southampton, 9 a.m. Stoke City at Middlesbrough, 9 a.m. Liverpool ar Arsenal, 11:30 a.m.

AREA COLLEGES Thursday scores College baseball SW Illinois 14, Fontbonne 6 Softball Webster University 15, Robert Morris-Springfield 6 Webster Univeristy 14, Robert Morris-Springfield 3 FRIDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: Maryville vs. Drury in Evansville, Ind., noon (GLVC quarterfinals) M: Washington vs. Ripon, in Holland, Mich. 4:30 p.m. (D-III first round) W: Vincennes at SWIC, 5:30 p.m. W: Lindenwood vs. Pittsburg State, in Kansas City, 6 p.m. (MIAA quarterfinals) M: Southeastern Illinois at Lewis & Clark, 7:30 p.m. M: Vincennes at SWIC, 7:30 p.m. W: Washington vs. St. Norbert, 7:30 p.m. (D-III first round) W: UMSL vs. Lewis, in Evansville, Ind., 8:30 p.m. (GLVC quarterfinals) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEC Tournament In Greenville, S.C. Second round, Thursday Georgia 56, Auburn 52 Alabama 72, Tennessee 64 7-LSU 65, 10-Ole Miss 49 6-Texas A&M 67, 11-Florida 48 Quarterfinals, Friday 1-South Carolina vs. 8-Georgia, 11 a.m. 4-Kentucky vs. 12-Alabama, 1:30 p.m. 2-Mississippi St. vs. 7-LSU, 5 p.m. 3-Missouri vs. Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m.

Timbers were the MLS Cup champions in 2015 but failed to make the playoffs last season. The rabid Providence Park fan base — the Timbers have sold out every home match since joining the league in 2011 — should make for entertaining viewing of the Loons’ historic debut. The two teams played to a 2-all draw in the preseason.

BEST OF THE REST The defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders visit the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night, marking the return of Clint Dempsey from a heart ailment. NYCFC visits Orlando City on Sunday evening, marking the debut of the Lions’ new soccer-specific stadium, while Atlanta makes its MLS debut later that night against the New York Red Bulls.

Southwest Charlotte 76, UTSA 75 Grambling 82, Alabama St. 69 Lamar 87, Nicholls 75 Memphis 92, Tulane 70 Old Dominion 62, UTEP 61 SMU 93, Tulsa 70 Texas South. 94, Alcorn St. 88, OT Far West E. Washington 91, S. Utah 75 Idaho 77, N. Arizona 75 TOURNAMENT Atlantic Sun Conference Semifinals Florida G.C. 74, Kennesaw St. 62 North Florida 91, Lipscomb 85 Big South Conference Quarterfinals Winthrop 92, Charleston S. 78 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Round Canisius 77, Marist 73 Niagara 88, Quinnipiac 69 Missouri Valley Conference First Round Evansville 83, Indiana St. 72 Ohio Valley Conference Second Round Jacksonville St. 74, SE Missouri 51 Patriot League Quarterfinals Boston U. 64, Loyola (Md.) 60 Bucknell 78, Army 62 Lehigh 77, Colgate 72 Navy 49, Holy Cross 42

WOMEN’S TOP 25 FARED 1.

Memphis or Tulsa, Saturday. 2.

Atlantic 10 Tournament In Richmond, Va. Quarterfinals, Friday 1-Dayton vs. 8-VCU, 10 a.m. 4-St. Louis U. vs. 5-Fordham, 1 p.m. 2-George Washington vs. 7-Duquesne, 3:30 p.m. 3-St. Joseph’s vs. 6-La Salle, 6 p.m.

Ohio Valley Tournament In Nashville, Tenn. Quarterfinals Belmont 74, Southeast Missouri 59 Eastern Kentucky 73, Morehead State 67 UT Martin 59, Austin Peay 43 SIU Edwardsville 77, Tennessee Tech 69 Semifinals, Friday Belmont vs. UT Martin, noon Eastern Kentucky vs. SIU Edwardsville, 2 p.m. Championship: 2 p.m. Saturday

Notre Dame (27-3) idle. Next: vs. Virginia, Friday.

4.

Maryland (27-2) idle. Next: vs.

5.

South Carolina (24-4) idle.

6.

Mississippi State (27-3) idle.

Penn State or Minnesota, Friday.

Next: vs. Georgia, Friday.

Next: vs. LSU, Friday. 6.

Oregon State (27-3) idle. Next: vs. California, Friday.

8.

Florida State (25-5) idle. Next:

9.

Ohio State (25-5) idle. Next:

Semifinals: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday Championship: 11 a.m. Sunday

Baylor (28-2) idle. Next: vs. Texas Tech or TCU, Saturday.

3.

Semifinals: 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Championship: 3 p.m. Sunday

UConn (29-0) idle. Next: vs.

vs. No. 16 Miami, Friday.

vs. Northwestern, Friday. 10. Stanford (25-5) idle. Next: vs. Washington State or Colorado, Friday. 11. Washington (27-4) idle. Next: vs. Oregon or Arizona, Friday. 12. Texas (22-7) idle. Next: vs. Oklahoma State or Kansas, Saturday. 13. Duke (25-4) idle. Next: vs. No. 21 Syracuse or North Carolina, Friday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Ohio Valley Tournament In Nashville, Tenn. First round, Wednesday Southeast Missouri 78, Tennessee State 75 Murray State 85, Tennessee Tech 84 (2OT)

14. Louisville (26-6) beat Clemson 68-46.

Second round, Thursday Jacksonville State 74, Southeast Missouri 51 ***G4: Morehead State vs. G2 winner, late

16. Miami (22-7) beat Georgia Tech 87-71.

Championship: 7 p.m. Saturday

BASKETBALL College Basketball Scores Thursday, Mar. 2 East Boston U. 64, Loyola (Md.) 60 Bucknell 78, Army 62 Canisius 77, Marist 73 Delaware St. 66, Howard 56 Lehigh 77, Colgate 72 Md.-E. Shore 67, Morgan St. 66 Navy 49, Holy Cross 42 Niagara 88, Quinnipiac 69 South Beth.-Cook. 69, Florida A&M 59 Campbell 81, UNC-Asheville 79 Davis & Elkins 88, Trevecca Nazarene 66 Florida G.C. 74, Kennesaw St. 62 Hampton 89, Coppin St. 82 Jackson St. 72, Alabama A&M 64 Jacksonville St. 74, SE Missouri 51 Louisiana-Laf. 94, Texas St. 84, OT Mid. Tennessee 70, FIU 67 NC A&T 68, NC Central 63 Radford 56, Liberty 52 Rice 89, Marshall 88 SE Louisiana 63, New Orleans 58 Savannah St. 95, SC State 88 Texas-Arlington 72, La.-Monroe 57 UAB 79, FAU 59 UALR 62, South Alabama 57 UCF 59, South Florida 56 W. Kentucky 74, North Texas 63 Winthrop 92, Charleston S. 78 Midwest Cincinnati 65, Houston 47 Evansville 83, Indiana St. 72 Harris-Stowe 83, Central Baptist 77 Iowa 59, Wisconsin 57 Minnesota 88, Nebraska 73 Missouri Valley 93, Grand View 88 Mount Mercy 67, MidAm Nazarene 65 Park 86, Lyon 63 Sacramento St. 57, North Dakota 53 William Penn 95, Baker 85 William Woods 91, Freed-Hardeman 77

GOING TO THE TAPE MLS has plans to implement video replay this season following the All-Star Game. The technology will be tested throughout the league during the first half of the season. Garber said replay made sense for MLS, given that all the other major sports in North America use some form of it. “I don’t think it’s going to be without its challenges. It’s a new development, a new technology,” Garber said. “I want to remind all of our fans that it’s not going to be foolproof — oiciating the games still relies on enormous judgment, even if it’s the judgment of a review oicial — but I’m convinced it will correct some of the real mistakes that are made.”

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Thursday | At Club de Golf Chapultepec Mexico City Purse: $9.75 million Yardage: 7,330; Par 7,330 First Round Ross Fisher 33-34 — Jimmy Walker 33-34 — Jon Rahm 34-33 — Phil Mickelson 34-33 — Lee Westwood 34-33 — Ryan Moore 31-36 — Matt Kuchar 35-33 — Rory McIlroy 33-35 — Pat Perez 33-35 — Sergio Garcia 34-34 — Chris Wood 33-35 — Fabrizio Zanotti 34-34 — Thomas Pieters 34-34 — Tommy Fleetwood 33-36 — Justin Thomas 34-35 — Rickie Fowler 35-34 — Jhonattan Vegas 37-32 — J.B. Holmes 33-36 — Roberto Castro 35-34 — Mackenzie Hughes 34-36 — Bill Haas 35-35 — Daniel Berger 34-36 — Jason Dufner 36-34 — Dustin Johnson 36-34 — Martin Kaymer 34-36 — Tyrrell Hatton 36-34 — Justin Rose 34-36 — Mike Hendry 34-37 — Kevin Chappell 37-34 — Matthew Fitzpatrick 34-37 — Si Woo Kim 36-35 — Charl Schwartzel 36-35 — Roberto Diaz 36-35 — Joost Luiten 35-36 — Andy Sullivan 34-37 — Marcus Fraser 34-37 — Jordan Spieth 37-34 — Patrick Reed 36-35 — Francesco Molinari 36-35 — Sean O’Hair 35-36 — Emiliano Grillo 37-35 — Hideki Matsuyama 36-36 — Kevin Kisner 37-35 — Rafa Cabrera Bello 34-38 — Scott Piercy 34-38 — William McGirt 36-36 — Thorbjorn Olesen 35-38 — Bubba Watson 37-36 — Jeunghun Wang 40-33 — Pablo Larrazabal 37-36 — Gary Woodland 37-36 — Louis Oosthuizen 36-37 — Branden Grace 35-38 — Russell Knox 38-35 — Adam Scott 34-39 — Bernd Wiesberger 34-39 — Byeong Hun An 36-37 — David Lipsky 36-37 — Brendan Steele 37-37 — Paul Casey 37-37 — Sam Brazel 35-40 — Soren Kjeldsen 37-38 — Brandt Snedeker 38-37 — Kevin Na 37-38 — Hideto Tanihara 36-39 — Zach Johnson 36-39 — Yuta Ikeda 37-38 — Brandon Stone 39-37 — Brooks Koepka 38-38 — Danny Willett 39-37 — Scott Hend 38-38 — Richard Sterne 40-36 — Alexander Noren 37-39 — Jim Furyk 39-38 — K.T. Kim 40-38 — Matthew Griffin 37-41 —

Thursday | At Pretoria CC Pretoria, South Africa Purse: $1.65 million Yardage: 7,081; Par: 71 First Round Alexander Bjork, Sweden Gregory Havret, France Haydn Porteous, South Africa Duncan Stewart, Scotland Mikko Korhonen, Finland Justin Walters, South Africa Ben Eccles, Australia Toby Tree, England Scott Henry, Scotland Peter Karmis, South Africa Scott Jamieson, Scotland Garth Mulroy, South Africa Matthew Southgate, England Jorge Campillo, Spain James Morrison, England Also Justin Hicks, United States Peter Uihlein, United States Paul Peterson, United States Daniel Im, United States

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Next: vs. No. 17 N.C. State, Friday. 15. UCLA (22-7) idle. Next: vs. Arizona State, Friday.

Next: vs. No. 8 Florida State, Friday. 17. N.C. State (22-7) idle. Next: vs.

Semifinals, Friday Belmont vs. Jacksonville State ***UT Martin vs. G4 winner, 9 p.m.

While Dempsey is expected to be in the lineup for the Sounders on Saturday, he will be closely monitored. Seattle’s star forward said he first noticed symptoms last February during training camp, but felt good playing for the United States during the Copa America. In September, the Sounders ruled him out for the rest of the season after he underwent an undisclosed procedure. “It was a heart issue. It’s something that’s difficult to kind of explain,” Dempsey said last month. “But at the same time I’m not feeling those things anymore and I’m happy to be back playing.”

No. 14 Louisville, Friday. 18. DePaul (24-6) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall or Providence, Sunday. 19. Oklahoma (22-8) idle. vs. West Virginia, Saturday. 20. Kentucky (20-9) idle. Next: vs. Alabama, Friday. 21. Syracuse (21-9) beat North Carolina 83-64. Next: vs. No. 13 Duke, Friday. 22. Drake (24-4) beat Missouri State 98-91. Next: vs. Wichita State, Saturday. 23. Missouri (21-9) idle. Next: vs. Texas A&M or Florida, Friday. 24. Kansas State (21-9) idle. Next: vs. Iowa State, Saturday. 25. Temple (23-6) idle. Next: vs. Cincinnati or Houston, Saturday.

GOLF Hole in One Persimmon Woods • Mike Hayden, hole No. 16, 156 yards, 4-hybrid, March 1.

HSBC Women’s Champions Scores Thursday | At Sentosa Golf Club (Tanjong Course) Singapore Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,651; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Michelle Wie 34-32 — 66 Ariya Jutanugarn 36-31 — 67 Brooke M. Henderson 34-33 — 67 Inbee Park 33-34 — 67 Mo Martin 33-34 — 67 Anna Nordqvist 33-34 — 67 Sung Hyun Park 31-37 — 68 Paula Creamer 36-32 — 68 Stacy Lewis 34-34 — 68 Mi Jung Hur 34-34 — 68 Ryann O’Toole 34-34 — 68 Lydia Ko 35-34 — 69 Hyo Joo Kim 33-36 — 69 Caroline Masson 36-33 — 69 Danielle Kang 33-36 — 69 Suzann Pettersen 34-35 — 69 Minjee Lee 32-37 — 69 Morgan Pressel 33-36 — 69 Charley Hull 34-35 — 69 Moriya Jutanugarn 36-33 — 69 Ha Na Jang 36-34 — 70 Chella Choi 35-35 — 70 Alison Lee 34-36 — 70 Sei Young Kim 36-34 — 70 Lexi Thompson 34-36 — 70 In Gee Chun 36-34 — 70 Shanshan Feng 33-37 — 70 Karine Icher 37-33 — 70 Pornanong Phatlum 34-36 — 70 Eun-Hee Ji 34-36 — 70 Amy Yang 34-37 — 71 Angela Stanford 37-34 — 71 Jennifer Song 36-35 — 71 Gerina Piller 35-36 — 71 Jessica Korda 35-36 — 71 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 35-36 — 71 Megan Khang 36-35 — 71 Carlota Ciganda 36-36 — 72 Haru Nomura 36-36 — 72 Christina Kim 35-37 — 72 Pernilla Lindberg 35-37 — 72 Brittany Lincicome 36-37 — 73 Beatriz Recari 37-36 — 73 Azahara Munoz 35-38 — 73 So Yeon Ryu 38-35 — 73 Na Yeon Choi 37-36 — 73 Catriona Matthew 37-36 — 73 Austin Ernst 36-37 — 73 Mirim Lee 39-35 — 74 Sarah Jane Smith 36-38 — 74 Hee Young Park 37-37 — 74 Jenny Shin 36-38 — 74

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BOXING Fight Schedule March 2 At Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Carlos Carlson, 12, for Yamanaka’s WBC World bantamweight title; Kenichi Ogawa vs. Satoru Sugita, 10, junior lightweights. March 4 At Bangkok, Thailand, Nawaphon Kaikanha vs. Juan Hernandez Navarrete, 12, for the vacant WBC World flyweight title. At O2 Arena, London, Tony Bellew vs. David Haye, 12, heavyweights; Ohara Davies vs. Derry Mathews, 12, for Davies’ WBC Silver super lightweight title; Sam Eggington vs. Paulie Malignaggi, 12, for Eggington’s WBC International welterweight title. At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (CBS), Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia, 12, for Thurman’s WBA Super World and Garcia’s WBC World welterweight titles; Erickson Lubin vs. Jorge Cota, 12, junior middleweights; Andrzej Fonfara vs. Chad Dawson, 10, light heavyweights. March 10 At MGM Grand Detroit (SHO), Antonio Nieves vs. Nikolay Potapov, 10, bantamweights. March 11 At Ludwigshafen, Germany, Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade, 12, for Culcay’s WBA World super welterweight title. At Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, N.Y. (HBO), David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens, 12, for Lemieux’s NABO middleweight title; Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Rene Alvarado, 10, junior lightweights. At MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (SHO), Gary Russell Jr. vs. Oscar Escandon, 12, for Russell’s WBC World featherweight title; Jermell Charlo vs. Charles Hatley, 12, for Charlo’s WBC World junior middleweight title. March 17 At Santander Arena, Reading, Pa., Travis Kauffman vs. Amir Mansour, 12, for the vacant USBA heavyweight title; Edner Cherry vs. Omar Douglas, 10, lightweights. March 18 At Madison Square Garden, New York (PPV), Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs, 12, for Golovkin’s WBA Super World/WBC World/IBF/IBO middleweight titles; Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBC World super flyweight title; Carlos Cuadras Vs. David Carmona, 10, super flyweights; Ryan Martin vs. Bryant Cruz, 10, lightweights. March 23 At Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Calif. (ESPN2), Jason Quigley vs. Glen Tapia, 10, middleweights; Randy Caballero vs. Victor Proa, 10, junior featherweights. March 25 At Potsdam, Germany, Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo, 12, for Zeuge’s WBA World super middleweight title. At Manchester (England) Arena (SHO), Jorge Linares, vs. Anthony Crolla, 12, for Linares’ WBA World lightweight title; Jack Arnfield vs. Brian Rose, 12, middleweights; Martin Jospeh Ward vs. Maxi Hughes, 12, for Ward’s British super featherweight title; Marcus Morrison vs. Jason Welborn, 10, middleweights; Tomi Tatham vs. Liam Conroy, 10, light heavyweights. April 1 At Dortmund, Germany, Mairis Briedis vs, Marco Huck, 12, for the interim WBC World and Huck’s IBO cruiserweight title. At The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Antonio Orozco vs. KeAndre Gibson, 10, super lightweights; Mercito Gesta vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, 10, lightweights. April 4 At Sands Bethlehem (Pa.) Event Center (FS1), Milton Santiago vs. Haskell Rhodes, 10, super lightweights. April 8 At MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (HBO), Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa, 12, for Lomachenko’s WBO junior lightweight title; Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez, 10, light heavyweights. April 9 At Osaka, Japan, Nehomar Cermeno, vs. Shun Kubo, 12, for Cermeno’s WBA World super bantamweight title. April 15 At Glasgow, Scotland, Ricky Burns vs. Julius Indongo, 12, for Burns’ WBA Super World and Indongo’s IBF and IBO super lightweight titles; Charlie Edwards vs. Iain Butcher, 12, for vacant British junior bantamweight title; Charlie Flynn vs. Ryan Collins, 10, lightweights. April 20 At Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, N.Y. (ESPN), Michael Perez vs. Marcelino Lopez, 10, super lightweights; Rashidi Ellis vs. John Karl Sosa, 10, for Ellis’ IBF North American welterweight title. April 29 At Wembley Stadium, London, Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, for Joshua’s IBF and the vacant WBA Super World/IBO heavyweight titles.


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The theme for Major League Soccer this season is 22 in 22, as the league embarks on its 22nd year with 22 teams — including two new teams in the Atlanta United and Minnesota United. The theme could just as easily be expansion, expansion, expansion. Launched with 10 teams in 1996, MLS has plans to expand to 28 teams in the coming years. The replacement for the defunct Chivas USA — Los Angeles FC — joins the league next season. It is hoped that a long-anticipated Miami franchise, an efort led by David Beckham, will materialize as the league’s 24th team. There were 12 bids submitted earlier this year for the final four teams. In a preseason interview with The Associated Press, Commissioner Don Garber said a decision about two of the teams could come by the end of this year and they could begin play in 2020, while the final two will be announced sometime thereafter. “I think it’s fair to say that this year and the last number of years we’ve been very focused on strategically growing the league and celebrating new markets coming in and building a fan base, helping to create this soccer nation that we’ve been so focused on,” Garber said. “And this year is probably no diferent. We’ve got a team coming in that is setting records for attendance in Atlanta, and a team in Minnesota that’s similar to Portland in that it is coming into Major League Soccer after many decades of support for the professional game. “I think you’ll continue to see more and more stories coming out of our league that are about growth, but I try to focus as much on celebrating all the great things that have gone on in so many markets for the last number of years.” The 12 bids, along with Atlanta United’s season-ticket sales topping 30,000, are

The 25,500-seat Orlando City Stadium, which also is home to the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer league, is sold out for the opener. Originally, it wasn’t expected to be ready until three weeks into the season. The stadium includes 49 rainbow-color seats in section 12, a permanent tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting last year.

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Cassie Benson (left) and Manny Chavez cheer during a news conference in Minneapolis last year, when it was announced that Minnesota was awarded an MLS soccer franchise.

proof that soccer continues to gain a foothold in the American sports landscape. “It just speaks to the overall development and growth of our sport in our country and Canada,” Garber said. “I continue to be impressed by how many of our clubs prove that it is irrelevant how big your market is or where it’s located. It really is about your plan, your focus, your commitment. ... If the ingredients are right I’m convinced we can be successful in any city, any state in the United States. And that’s not something we believed 10 years ago.”

GAME OF THE WEEK MLS officially opens its season on Friday night with a match between the host Portland Timbers and the expansion Minnesota United on national television. The

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NBA Favorite Points Underdog WIZARDS 4.5 Raptors Knicks 2 76ERS Heat 3.5 MAGIC Cavaliers 3 HAWKS Clippers 3.5 BUCKS Grizzlies 2.5 MAVERICKS JAZZ 13.5 Nets Thunder 4.5 SUNS Spurs 6 PELICANS Celtics 7.5 LAKERS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog PRINCETON 7.5 Harvard Columbia 1 BROWN YALE 10 Cornell PENN 12.5 Dartmouth W MICHIGAN 10 C Michigan KENT ST 1 Akron BUFFALO 11.5 Bowling Green E MICHIGAN 4 Toledo OHIO U 14.5 Miami-Ohio BALL ST 5 No Illinois W VIRGINIA 7.5 Iowa St Horizon League Conference Tournament Detroit, MI DETROIT 1 Wisconsin-Milw Cleveland St 4.5 Youngstown St Colonial Conference Tournament Charleston, SC Hofstra 9 Delaware James Madison 3 Drexel West Coast Conference Tournament Las Vegas, NV Pacific 4 Pepperdine San Diego 2.5 Portland Added Games Southern Conference Tournament Asheville, NC Citadel 1 W Carolina Samford 10 Vmi NHL Favorite Odds Underdog PENGUINS -$175/+$155 Lightning HURRICANES -$200/+$170 Coyotes JETS -$120/even Blues BLACKHAWKS -$175/+$155 Islanders FLAMES -$150/+$130 Red Wings DUCKS -$135/+$115 Maple Leafs Grand Salami: Over/under 33.5 goals.

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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHPs Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Kyle Martin, Noe Ramirez, Carson Smith and Steven Wright; LHPs Roenis Elias, Brian Johnson, Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez, Robby Scott and Luis Ysla; Cs Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez; INFs Marco Hernandez and Deven Marrero; and OF Andrew Benintendi and Bryce Brentz on one-year contracts. Renewed the contract of OF Mookie Betts. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with INFs Johan Camargo, Adonis Garcia, Rio Ruiz and Dansby Swanson; INF/OFs Chase d’Arnaud, Micah Johnson and Jace Peterson; RHPs Aaron Blair, Mauricio Cabrera, Mike Foltynewicz, Jason Hursh, Luke Jackson, Akeel Morris, Jose Ramirez, Armando Rivero, Chaz Roe, Lucas Sims, Dan Winkler and Matt Wisler; and LHPs Jesse Biddle and Max Fried on one-year contracts. CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with C Carson Kelly; INFs Eliezer Alvarez, Greg Garcia, Edmundo Sosa and Breyvic Valera; OFs Anthony Garcia, Randal Grichuk, Jose Martinez, Tommy Pham, Stephen Piscotty and Magneuris Sierra; RHPs Matt Bowman, John Gant, Mike Mayers, Alex Reyes, Miguel Socolovich, Sam Tuivailala, Luke Weaver and Rowan Wick; and LHPs Marco Gonzales and Tyler Lyons on one-year contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joe Blanton on a one-year contract. Designated C Spencer Kieboom for assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Signed C Andrew Bogut. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed F Matt Barnes. FOOTBALL National Football League TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with QB Matt Cassel on a contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Agreed to terms with F Matthew Highmore on a three-year contract. NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F Pavel Buchnevich from Hartford (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Signed D Lucas Johansen to a three-year, entry-level contract and D Colby Williams and F Mason Mitchell to a two-year, entry-level contracts for the 2017-18 season. American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Released F Tommy Thompson from his professional tryout agreement. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Recalled F Shawn St. Amant from Colorado (ECHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer ATLANTA UNITED — Lent F Romario Williams and M Jeffrey Otoo to Charleston (USL) for the duration of the 2017 MLS regular season. LA GALAXY — Signed M Jaime Villarreal and D Nathan Smith. NEW YORK CITY FC — Ercised its buyout of a guaranteed contract on Mix Diskerud. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Signed Ms Zach Mathers and Jordy Delem. COLLEGE AUSTIN PEAY — Announced the retirement of Dave Loos men’s basketball coach. BAYLOR — Named Bob Bicknell wide receivers coach. CHOWAN — Promoted Chris Guerra to volleyball coach. Named Cindy Ehrich assistant volleyball coach. NORTH CAROLINA — Named DeAndre Smith running backs coach.

AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct. Los Angeles 6 0 1.000 New York 7 1 0.875 Seattle 5 1 0.833 Chicago 4 2 0.667 Tampa Bay 4 2 0.667 Kansas City 4 2 0.667 Oakland 3 3 0.500 Baltimore 3 4 0.429 Cleveland 2 3 0.400 Detroit 3 5 0.375 Houston 2 4 0.333 Minnesota 2 4 0.333 Boston 2 5 0.286 Toronto 1 5 0.167 Texas 1 6 0.143 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct. Los Angeles 5 1 0.833 St. Louis 5 2 0.714 Pittsburgh 5 2 0.714 Washington 4 2 0.667 Philadelphia 3 2 0.600 New York 4 3 0.571 Colorado 4 3 0.571 San Diego 3 4 0.429 Chicago 2 3 0.400 San Francisco 3 5 0.375 Miami 2 4 0.333 Atlanta 2 4 0.333 Arizona 2 4 0.333 Milwaukee 2 4 0.333 Cincinnati 1 6 0.143 Thursday’s Games St. Louis 9, Atlanta 4 Minnesota 6, Baltimore (ss) 6, 10 innings Pittsburgh 11, Detroit 1 Boston 19, Tampa Bay 2 Washington 13, Houston 1 Philadelphia 8, Toronto 8 N.Y. Mets 11, Miami 6 Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2 Chicago White Sox 8, San Francisco (ss) 6 L.A. Dodgers 4, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 3, Colorado 1 Oakland 5, Texas 1 Seattle 6, Milwaukee 2 San Diego 9, Arizona (ss) 6 L.A. Angels 5, San Francisco (ss) 4 N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore (ss) 1 Arizona 3, Chicago Cubs (ss) 1 Friday’s Games Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington (ss) at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:07 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:10 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 7:40 p.m. Saturday’s Games Atlanta (ss) vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Miami vs. Atlanta (ss) at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Texas vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 2:10 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:10 p.m.

SOCCER English Premier League GP Chelsea 26 Tottenham 26 Manchester City 25 Arsenal 25 Liverpool 26 Manchester United 25 Everton 26 W. Bromwich Albion 26 West Ham 26 Stoke 26 Burnley 26 Watford 26 Southampton 25 Bournemouth 26 Swansea 26 Leicester 26 Middlesbrough 26 Crystal Palace 26 Hull 26 Sunderland 26

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GA Pts 19 63 18 53 29 52 28 50 33 49 21 48 27 44 32 40 44 33 40 32 37 31 43 31 31 30 51 26 57 24 44 23 28 22 46 22 50 21 48 19

Saturday games Manchester United at Bournemouth, 6:30 a.m. Swansea City at Burnley FC, 9 a.m. Leicester City at Hull City, 9 a.m. West Born at Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Watford at Southampton, 9 a.m. Stoke City at Middlesbrough, 9 a.m. Liverpool ar Arsenal, 11:30 a.m.

AREA COLLEGES Thursday scores College baseball SW Illinois 14, Fontbonne 6 Softball Webster University 15, Robert Morris-Springfield 6 Webster Univeristy 14, Robert Morris-Springfield 3 FRIDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: Maryville vs. Drury in Evansville, Ind., noon (GLVC quarterfinals) M: Washington vs. Ripon, in Holland, Mich. 4:30 p.m. (D-III first round) W: Vincennes at SWIC, 5:30 p.m. W: Lindenwood vs. Pittsburg State, in Kansas City, 6 p.m. (MIAA quarterfinals) M: Southeastern Illinois at Lewis & Clark, 7:30 p.m. M: Vincennes at SWIC, 7:30 p.m. W: Washington vs. St. Norbert, 7:30 p.m. (D-III first round) W: UMSL vs. Lewis, in Evansville, Ind., 8:30 p.m. (GLVC quarterfinals) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEC Tournament In Greenville, S.C. Second round, Thursday Georgia 56, Auburn 52 Alabama 72, Tennessee 64 7-LSU 65, 10-Ole Miss 49 6-Texas A&M 67, 11-Florida 48 Quarterfinals, Friday 1-South Carolina vs. 8-Georgia, 11 a.m. 4-Kentucky vs. 12-Alabama, 1:30 p.m. 2-Mississippi St. vs. 7-LSU, 5 p.m. 3-Missouri vs. Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. Semifinals: 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Championship: 3 p.m. Sunday Atlantic 10 Tournament In Richmond, Va. Quarterfinals, Friday 1-Dayton vs. 8-VCU, 10 a.m. 4-St. Louis U. vs. 5-Fordham, 1 p.m. 2-George Washington vs. 7-Duquesne, 3:30 p.m. 3-St. Joseph’s vs. 6-La Salle, 6 p.m.

Timbers were the MLS Cup champions in 2015 but failed to make the playoffs last season. The rabid Providence Park fan base — the Timbers have sold out every home match since joining the league in 2011 — should make for entertaining viewing of the Loons’ historic debut. The two teams played to a 2-all draw in the preseason.

BEST OF THE REST The defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders visit the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night, marking the return of Clint Dempsey from a heart ailment. NYCFC visits Orlando City on Sunday evening, marking the debut of the Lions’ new soccer-specific stadium, while Atlanta makes its MLS debut later that night against the New York Red Bulls.

Southwest Charlotte 76, UTSA 75 Grambling 82, Alabama St. 69 Lamar 87, Nicholls 75 Memphis 92, Tulane 70 Old Dominion 62, UTEP 61 SMU 93, Tulsa 70 Texas South. 94, Alcorn St. 88, OT Far West Cal Poly 76, CSU Northridge 70 CS Fullerton 65, UC Santa Barbara 54 E. Washington 91, S. Utah 75 Idaho 77, N. Arizona 75 UC Davis 68, Hawaii 59 TOURNAMENT Atlantic Sun Conference Semifinals Florida G.C. 74, Kennesaw St. 62 North Florida 91, Lipscomb 85 Big South Conference Quarterfinals Winthrop 92, Charleston S. 78 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Round Canisius 77, Marist 73 Niagara 88, Quinnipiac 69 Missouri Valley Conference First Round Evansville 83, Indiana St. 72 Bradley 67, Drake 58 Ohio Valley Conference Second Round Jacksonville St. 74, SE Missouri 51 Patriot League Quarterfinals Boston U. 64, Loyola (Md.) 60 Bucknell 78, Army 62 Lehigh 77, Colgate 72 Navy 49, Holy Cross 42

WOMEN’S TOP 25 FARED 1.

UConn (29-0) idle. Next: vs. Memphis or Tulsa, Saturday.

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Baylor (28-2) idle. Next: vs. Texas Tech or TCU, Saturday.

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Notre Dame (27-3) idle. Next: vs. Virginia, Friday.

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Maryland (27-2) idle. Next: vs.

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South Carolina (24-4) idle.

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Mississippi State (27-3) idle.

Penn State or Minnesota, Friday.

Next: vs. Georgia, Friday.

Next: vs. LSU, Friday. Oregon State (27-3) idle.

Semifinals: 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday

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Championship: 11 a.m. Sunday

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Florida State (25-5) idle. Next:

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Ohio State (25-5) idle. Next:

Ohio Valley Tournament In Nashville, Tenn. Quarterfinals Belmont 74, Southeast Missouri 59 Eastern Kentucky 73, Morehead State 67 UT Martin 59, Austin Peay 43 SIU Edwardsville 77, Tennessee Tech 69 Semifinals, Friday Belmont vs. UT Martin, noon Eastern Kentucky vs. SIU Edwardsville, 2 p.m. Championship: 2 p.m. Saturday MEN’S BASKETBALL Ohio Valley Tournament In Nashville, Tenn. First round, Wednesday Southeast Missouri 78, Tennessee State 75 Murray State 85, Tennessee Tech 84 (2OT)

Next: vs. California, Friday.

vs. No. 16 Miami, Friday.

vs. Northwestern, Friday. 10. Stanford (25-5) idle. Next: vs. Washington State or Colorado, Friday. 11. Washington (27-4) idle. Next: vs. Oregon or Arizona, Friday. 12. Texas (22-7) idle. Next: vs. Oklahoma State or Kansas, Saturday. 13. Duke (25-4) idle. Next: vs. No. 21 Syracuse or North Carolina, Friday. 14. Louisville (26-6) beat Clemson 68-46. Next: vs. No. 17 N.C. State, Friday.

Second round, Thursday Jacksonville State 74, Southeast Missouri 51 Murray St. 75, Morehead State 69

15. UCLA (22-7) idle. Next: vs.

Semifinals, Friday Belmont vs. Jacksonville State, 6:30 p.m. UT Martin vs. Murray St., 8:30 p.m.

16. Miami (22-7) beat Georgia Tech 87-71.

Arizona State, Friday.

Next: vs. No. 8 Florida State, Friday. 17. N.C. State (22-7) idle. Next: vs.

Championship: 7 p.m. Saturday

BASKETBALL College Basketball Scores Thursday, Mar. 2 East Boston U. 64, Loyola (Md.) 60 Bucknell 78, Army 62 Canisius 77, Marist 73 Delaware St. 66, Howard 56 Lehigh 77, Colgate 72 Md.-E. Shore 67, Morgan St. 66 Navy 49, Holy Cross 42 Niagara 88, Quinnipiac 69 South Beth.-Cook. 69, Florida A&M 59 Campbell 81, UNC-Asheville 79 Davis & Elkins 88, Trevecca Nazarene 66 Florida G.C. 74, Kennesaw St. 62 Hampton 89, Coppin St. 82 Jackson St. 72, Alabama A&M 64 Jacksonville St. 74, SE Missouri 51 Louisiana-Laf. 94, Texas St. 84, OT Mid. Tennessee 70, FIU 67 NC A&T 68, NC Central 63 Radford 56, Liberty 52 Rice 89, Marshall 88 SE Louisiana 63, New Orleans 58 Savannah St. 95, SC State 88 Texas-Arlington 72, La.-Monroe 57 UAB 79, FAU 59 UALR 62, South Alabama 57 UCF 59, South Florida 56 W. Kentucky 74, North Texas 63 Winthrop 92, Charleston S. 78 Midwest Cincinnati 65, Houston 47 Evansville 83, Indiana St. 72 Harris-Stowe 83, Central Baptist 77 Iowa 59, Wisconsin 57 Minnesota 88, Nebraska 73 Missouri Valley 93, Grand View 88 Mount Mercy 67, MidAm Nazarene 65 Park 86, Lyon 63 Sacramento St. 57, North Dakota 53 William Penn 95, Baker 85 William Woods 91, Freed-Hardeman 77

No. 14 Louisville, Friday. 18. DePaul (24-6) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall or Providence, Sunday. 19. Oklahoma (22-8) idle. vs. West Virginia, Saturday. 20. Kentucky (20-9) idle. Next: vs. Alabama, Friday. 21. Syracuse (21-9) beat North Carolina 83-64. Next: vs. No. 13 Duke, Friday. 22. Drake (24-4) beat Missouri State 98-91. Next: vs. Wichita State, Saturday. 23. Missouri (21-9) idle. Next: vs. Texas A&M or Florida, Friday. 24. Kansas State (21-9) idle. Next: vs. Iowa State, Saturday. 25. Temple (23-6) idle. Next: vs. Cincinnati or Houston, Saturday.

GOLF Hole in One Persimmon Woods • Mike Hayden, hole No. 16, 156 yards, 4-hybrid, March 1.

While Dempsey is expected to be in the lineup for the Sounders on Saturday, he will be closely monitored. Seattle’s star forward said he first noticed symptoms last February during training camp, but felt good playing for the United States during the Copa America. In September, the Sounders ruled him out for the rest of the season after he underwent an undisclosed procedure. “It was a heart issue. It’s something that’s difficult to kind of explain,” Dempsey said last month. “But at the same time I’m not feeling those things anymore and I’m happy to be back playing.”

GOING TO THE TAPE MLS has plans to implement video replay this season following the All-Star Game. The technology will be tested throughout the league during the first half of the season. Garber said replay made sense for MLS, given that all the other major sports in North America use some form of it. “I don’t think it’s going to be without its challenges. It’s a new development, a new technology,” Garber said. “I want to remind all of our fans that it’s not going to be foolproof — oiciating the games still relies on enormous judgment, even if it’s the judgment of a review oicial — but I’m convinced it will correct some of the real mistakes that are made.”

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Thursday | At Club de Golf Chapultepec Mexico City Purse: $9.75 million Yardage: 7,330; Par 7,330 First Round Ross Fisher 33-34 — Jimmy Walker 33-34 — Jon Rahm 34-33 — Phil Mickelson 34-33 — Lee Westwood 34-33 — Ryan Moore 31-36 — Matt Kuchar 35-33 — Rory McIlroy 33-35 — Pat Perez 33-35 — Sergio Garcia 34-34 — Chris Wood 33-35 — Fabrizio Zanotti 34-34 — Thomas Pieters 34-34 — Tommy Fleetwood 33-36 — Justin Thomas 34-35 — Rickie Fowler 35-34 — Jhonattan Vegas 37-32 — J.B. Holmes 33-36 — Roberto Castro 35-34 — Mackenzie Hughes 34-36 — Bill Haas 35-35 — Daniel Berger 34-36 — Jason Dufner 36-34 — Dustin Johnson 36-34 — Martin Kaymer 34-36 — Tyrrell Hatton 36-34 — Justin Rose 34-36 — Mike Hendry 34-37 — Kevin Chappell 37-34 — Matthew Fitzpatrick 34-37 — Si Woo Kim 36-35 — Charl Schwartzel 36-35 — Roberto Diaz 36-35 — Joost Luiten 35-36 — Andy Sullivan 34-37 — Marcus Fraser 34-37 — Jordan Spieth 37-34 — Patrick Reed 36-35 — Francesco Molinari 36-35 — Sean O’Hair 35-36 — Emiliano Grillo 37-35 — Hideki Matsuyama 36-36 — Kevin Kisner 37-35 — Rafa Cabrera Bello 34-38 — Scott Piercy 34-38 — William McGirt 36-36 — Thorbjorn Olesen 35-38 — Bubba Watson 37-36 — Jeunghun Wang 40-33 — Pablo Larrazabal 37-36 — Gary Woodland 37-36 — Louis Oosthuizen 36-37 — Branden Grace 35-38 — Russell Knox 38-35 — Adam Scott 34-39 — Bernd Wiesberger 34-39 — Byeong Hun An 36-37 — David Lipsky 36-37 — Brendan Steele 37-37 — Paul Casey 37-37 — Sam Brazel 35-40 — Soren Kjeldsen 37-38 — Brandt Snedeker 38-37 — Kevin Na 37-38 — Hideto Tanihara 36-39 — Zach Johnson 36-39 — Yuta Ikeda 37-38 — Brandon Stone 39-37 — Brooks Koepka 38-38 — Danny Willett 39-37 — Scott Hend 38-38 — Richard Sterne 40-36 — Alexander Noren 37-39 — Jim Furyk 39-38 — K.T. Kim 40-38 — Matthew Griffin 37-41 —

Thursday | At Pretoria CC Pretoria, South Africa Purse: $1.65 million Yardage: 7,081; Par: 71 First Round Alexander Bjork, Sweden Gregory Havret, France Haydn Porteous, South Africa Duncan Stewart, Scotland Mikko Korhonen, Finland Justin Walters, South Africa Ben Eccles, Australia Toby Tree, England Scott Henry, Scotland Peter Karmis, South Africa Scott Jamieson, Scotland Garth Mulroy, South Africa Matthew Southgate, England Jorge Campillo, Spain James Morrison, England Also Justin Hicks, United States Peter Uihlein, United States Paul Peterson, United States Daniel Im, United States

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HSBC Women’s Champions Scores Thursday | At Sentosa Golf Club (Tanjong Course) Singapore Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,651; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Michelle Wie 34-32 — 66 Ariya Jutanugarn 36-31 — 67 Brooke M. Henderson 34-33 — 67 Inbee Park 33-34 — 67 Mo Martin 33-34 — 67 Anna Nordqvist 33-34 — 67 Sung Hyun Park 31-37 — 68 Paula Creamer 36-32 — 68 Stacy Lewis 34-34 — 68 Mi Jung Hur 34-34 — 68 Ryann O’Toole 34-34 — 68 Lydia Ko 35-34 — 69 Hyo Joo Kim 33-36 — 69 Caroline Masson 36-33 — 69 Danielle Kang 33-36 — 69 Suzann Pettersen 34-35 — 69 Minjee Lee 32-37 — 69 Morgan Pressel 33-36 — 69 Charley Hull 34-35 — 69 Moriya Jutanugarn 36-33 — 69 Ha Na Jang 36-34 — 70 Chella Choi 35-35 — 70 Alison Lee 34-36 — 70 Sei Young Kim 36-34 — 70 Lexi Thompson 34-36 — 70 In Gee Chun 36-34 — 70 Shanshan Feng 33-37 — 70 Karine Icher 37-33 — 70 Pornanong Phatlum 34-36 — 70 Eun-Hee Ji 34-36 — 70 Amy Yang 34-37 — 71 Angela Stanford 37-34 — 71 Jennifer Song 36-35 — 71 Gerina Piller 35-36 — 71 Jessica Korda 35-36 — 71 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 35-36 — 71 Megan Khang 36-35 — 71 Carlota Ciganda 36-36 — 72 Haru Nomura 36-36 — 72 Christina Kim 35-37 — 72 Pernilla Lindberg 35-37 — 72 Brittany Lincicome 36-37 — 73 Beatriz Recari 37-36 — 73 Azahara Munoz 35-38 — 73 So Yeon Ryu 38-35 — 73 Na Yeon Choi 37-36 — 73 Catriona Matthew 37-36 — 73 Austin Ernst 36-37 — 73 Mirim Lee 39-35 — 74 Sarah Jane Smith 36-38 — 74 Hee Young Park 37-37 — 74 Jenny Shin 36-38 — 74

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BOXING Fight Schedule March 2 At Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka vs. Carlos Carlson, 12, for Yamanaka’s WBC World bantamweight title; Kenichi Ogawa vs. Satoru Sugita, 10, junior lightweights. March 4 At Bangkok, Thailand, Nawaphon Kaikanha vs. Juan Hernandez Navarrete, 12, for the vacant WBC World flyweight title. At O2 Arena, London, Tony Bellew vs. David Haye, 12, heavyweights; Ohara Davies vs. Derry Mathews, 12, for Davies’ WBC Silver super lightweight title; Sam Eggington vs. Paulie Malignaggi, 12, for Eggington’s WBC International welterweight title. At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (CBS), Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia, 12, for Thurman’s WBA Super World and Garcia’s WBC World welterweight titles; Erickson Lubin vs. Jorge Cota, 12, junior middleweights; Andrzej Fonfara vs. Chad Dawson, 10, light heavyweights. March 10 At MGM Grand Detroit (SHO), Antonio Nieves vs. Nikolay Potapov, 10, bantamweights. March 11 At Ludwigshafen, Germany, Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade, 12, for Culcay’s WBA World super welterweight title. At Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, N.Y. (HBO), David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens, 12, for Lemieux’s NABO middleweight title; Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Rene Alvarado, 10, junior lightweights. At MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (SHO), Gary Russell Jr. vs. Oscar Escandon, 12, for Russell’s WBC World featherweight title; Jermell Charlo vs. Charles Hatley, 12, for Charlo’s WBC World junior middleweight title. March 17 At Santander Arena, Reading, Pa., Travis Kauffman vs. Amir Mansour, 12, for the vacant USBA heavyweight title; Edner Cherry vs. Omar Douglas, 10, lightweights. March 18 At Madison Square Garden, New York (PPV), Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Jacobs, 12, for Golovkin’s WBA Super World/WBC World/IBF/IBO middleweight titles; Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 12, for Gonzalez’s WBC World super flyweight title; Carlos Cuadras Vs. David Carmona, 10, super flyweights; Ryan Martin vs. Bryant Cruz, 10, lightweights. March 23 At Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Calif. (ESPN2), Jason Quigley vs. Glen Tapia, 10, middleweights; Randy Caballero vs. Victor Proa, 10, junior featherweights. March 25 At Potsdam, Germany, Tyron Zeuge vs. Isaac Ekpo, 12, for Zeuge’s WBA World super middleweight title. At Manchester (England) Arena (SHO), Jorge Linares, vs. Anthony Crolla, 12, for Linares’ WBA World lightweight title; Jack Arnfield vs. Brian Rose, 12, middleweights; Martin Jospeh Ward vs. Maxi Hughes, 12, for Ward’s British super featherweight title; Marcus Morrison vs. Jason Welborn, 10, middleweights; Tomi Tatham vs. Liam Conroy, 10, light heavyweights. April 1 At Dortmund, Germany, Mairis Briedis vs, Marco Huck, 12, for the interim WBC World and Huck’s IBO cruiserweight title. At The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas (ESPN2), Antonio Orozco vs. KeAndre Gibson, 10, super lightweights; Mercito Gesta vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, 10, lightweights. April 4 At Sands Bethlehem (Pa.) Event Center (FS1), Milton Santiago vs. Haskell Rhodes, 10, super lightweights. April 8 At MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (HBO), Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Jason Sosa, 12, for Lomachenko’s WBO junior lightweight title; Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Yunieski Gonzalez, 10, light heavyweights. April 9 At Osaka, Japan, Nehomar Cermeno, vs. Shun Kubo, 12, for Cermeno’s WBA World super bantamweight title. April 15 At Glasgow, Scotland, Ricky Burns vs. Julius Indongo, 12, for Burns’ WBA Super World and Indongo’s IBF and IBO super lightweight titles; Charlie Edwards vs. Iain Butcher, 12, for vacant British junior bantamweight title; Charlie Flynn vs. Ryan Collins, 10, lightweights. April 20 At Turning Stone Resort Casino, Verona, N.Y. (ESPN), Michael Perez vs. Marcelino Lopez, 10, super lightweights; Rashidi Ellis vs. John Karl Sosa, 10, for Ellis’ IBF North American welterweight title. April 29 At Wembley Stadium, London, Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, for Joshua’s IBF and the vacant WBA Super World/IBO heavyweight titles.


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Public Notices CITY OF ST. LOUIS Public Hearing Notice and Draft 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) Available for Review and Comment The City of St. Louis is soliciting comments on its draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is an overall review of t h e h o u s in g a n d community development activities undertaken in 2016 by the City of St. Louis. It is part of the Consolidated Planning process, w hich is a prerequisite to receiving the following allocations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS. Public Hearing Notice/Public Comment Period The Community Development Administration will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in Suite 2000 at 1520 Market Street. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit public comments pertaining to the 2016 CAPER prior to its submission to HUD. Available for Review The 2016 CAPER will be available in draft form for review by any interested citizen prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 7, 2017 at the City of St. Louis Central Library located at 1301 Olive Street. The draft report, including I DI S reports and the Financial Summary, will also be available for review at the offices of the Community Development Administration located at 1520 Market Street, Suite 2000. Copies o f t h e C APER report may b e downloaded from the City of St. Louis website at https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/ government/departments/community-development/ documents/index.cfm. Written Comments The views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties are strongly encouraged. Written comments will be accepted until March 24, 2017 and may be addressed to Ms. Alana Green, Executive Director, Community Development Administration, 1520 Market, Suite 2000, St. Louis, MO 63103, or via e-mail at GreenA@ stlouis-mo.gov. Other Information Persons with special needs or accommodations relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language should contact Ms. Green via e ma il at G r e e n A@ s t lo u is mo.gov or by phone at (314) 6573835 or (314) 589-6000 (TDD). Interpreting services are available upon request for persons with hearing disabilities. Interested parties should contact the Office on the Disabled at (314) 6223686/voice or (314) 622 3693/TTY at least 48 business hours in advance of the meeting. CDA is an equal opportunity agency (employer). Minority participation is encouraged.

INVITATION TO BID GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK CITY OF O’FALLON, MISSOURI #17-026 LAKE ST. LOUIS BLVD. EXTENSION PHASE 2 PROJECT Notice is hereby given that the City of O’Fallon will receive sealed bids clearly marked LAKE ST. LOUIS BLVD. EXTENS ION PHAS E 2 PROJECT on or before 10:00:00 AM CST, 03/22/2017 to City of O’Fallon Attn. Julie Moellering, Purchasing Agent; 1 0 0 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Bids will be publicly opened at that time in the second floor conference room. The proposed work includes the furnis hing of mate rials , tools, equipment and labor necessary to construct Lake St. Louis Blvd. Extension Phase 2 Project in O’Fallon, Missouri, with Bid Number: 17-026. Work includes: Construction of a new traffic signal and turn lanes at the intersection of Lake St. Louis Blvd. and MO Hwy N as well as construction of a new three-lane roadway between Hay Castle Dr. and Paul Renaud Blvd. The project also includes; but is not limited to; new concrete pavement with curb and gutter and center medians; a roundabout; the installation of sidewalk and concrete shared use path; ADA ramps and crossings; grading; and new storm sewers. The re is a mandatory bidder’s questionnaire (enclosed with the spec book) that is due with the bids. T h e C o n tra c t D o c u me n ts , including specifications, are on file at the office of Drexel Technolog i e s a t h t t p : / / planroom.drexeltech.com and are open for public inspection. Copies of docume nts may be obtained from Drexel Technologies for the fee listed online. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, offers, or proposals submitted, or to advertise for new bids.

INVITATION TO BID #17-017R JON BOAT WITH TRAILER AND MOTOR CITY OF O’FALLON, MISSOURI The City of O’Fallon, Missouri is soliciting sealed bids to purchase a Jon Boat with Trailer and Motor. S pecifications are available at www.ofallon.mo.us under Bid Opportunities. Interested vendors should submit sealed bids clearly marked ìJon Boat with Trailer and Motor (Rebid)“ to the City of O’Fallon attn, Julie Moellering 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366 by 10:00 A.M. CDT, March 14, 2017. Bids will be publicly opened at that time in the Councilman’s Conference Room. The City of O’Fallon reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any informality. The City of O’Fallon also reserves the right to select the lowest and/ or best bidder as determined by the City in its sole discretion.

LETTING NO. 8641

FY2017 AND 2018 CITYWIDE SIDEWALK CONTRACT Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Public Service in Room 208 City Hall, 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, M o . Until 1:45 PM, CT, on APRIL 4, 2017, then publicly opened and read. Plans and Specifications may be examined on the Board of Public Service website http://www.stl-bps.org/ planroom.aspx (BPS On Line Plan Room) and may be purchased directly through the BPS website from INDOX Services at cost plus shipping. No refunds will be made. Bidders shall comply with all applicable City, State and Federal laws (including MBE/WBE policies). All bidders must regard Federal Executive Order 11246, "Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity ", the "Equal Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Specifications" set forth within and referenced at w w w .stl-bps.org (Announcements).

LETTING NO. 8642

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A pre-bid conference for all contractors bidding on this project will be held on MARCH 15, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at HYDE PARK.

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To all persons interested in the estate or trust of: John C. Brubaker, deceased The undersigned Keri Ems, Cathy Mayrose and Jeffrey Brubaker are acting as Co- Trustees under a trust the terms of which provide that the debts of the decedent may be paid by the Trustee upon receipt of proper proof thereof. The address of the Trustee is:

Bidders shall comply with all applicable City, State and Federal laws (including MBE/WBE policies). All bidders must regard Federal Ex-

ecutive Order 11246, "Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Oppor t uni t y" , t h e " E q u a l

Opportunity Clause" and the "Standard Federal Equal Employment Specifications" set forth within and referenced at w w w .stl-bps.org (Announcements).

835 Brookcreek Lane Kirkwood, MO 63122 All creditors of the decedent are noticed to present their claims to the undersigned Trustee, or to the ir attorne y, within s ic (6 ) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or be forever barred. John C. Brusker Revocable Trust Agreement dated October 10, 1973. By Keri Ems, Cathy Mayrose, and Jeffrey Brubaker Co-Trustees Submitted by: Richard T. Watkins, SR MBE #37260 Attorney for Trustee 202 East 5th Street Washington, MO 60390 636-239-7768

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Expires: March 19, 2017 Missouri Housing Development Commission 920 Main Street, Suite 1400 Kansas City, Missouri 64105 (816)759-6600 This notice shall satisfy the procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC). On or after March 20, 2017, the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Federal HOME Program funds under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, as amended, to undertake the following project: Project Title:

Covenant Place II

Purpose: New construction of a (4) four-story, (2) two-elevator apartment building. When completed this development will contain a total of one hundred and two (102) one-bedroom units for senior citizens. The building is surrounded by other Covenant Place buildings that create a supportive and senior-centered environment. It is a part of a large multi-purpose development known as the Millstone Campus in west St. Louis County near the intersection of Lindbergh and Schuetz Rd. The St. Louis Jewish federation and the Jewish Community Center are easily accessible to the residents as well. A Senior Lifestyle Center will also be part of this phase which will offer supportive services to residents. The development is in close proximity to a number of other resources and amenities in the area. Covenant Place II will be constructed on the 2.98 acre site where the original Covenant House I is currently located. Covenant Place II is part of the redevelopment of Covenant House Campus. The original development will be demolished once the new complex is built. This will be accomplished in a phased plan. Relocation will take place allowing residents to remain in place while the new buildings are constructed. Location:

Estimated Cost:

8 Millstone Campus Drive St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri 63146 Total development cost for this project is approximately $18,066,315 with approximately $600,000 of that funding coming from the Federal HOME Program.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT MHDC has determined that the project will have no signiicant impact on the human environment. Certain conditions will apply to the project. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on ile at the Missouri Housing Development Commission, 920 Main Street, Suite 1400, Kansas City, Missouri, (816-759-6600) and may be examined and copied weekdays, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Missouri Housing Development Commission. All comments received within the comment period as listed above, will be considered by the Missouri Housing Development Commission prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. RELEASE OF FUNDS MHDC certiies to the Department of Urban and Housing Development (HUD) that Tina Beer, in her oficial capacity as Authorized Representative for MHDC consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisied. HUD’s approval of the certiication satisies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows MHDC to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the Missouri Housing Development’s certiication for a period of ifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certiication was not executed by the Certifying Oficer of MHDC; (b) MHDC has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or inding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written inding that the project is pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written inding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Ofice of Community Planning and Development, 400 State Avenue, Room 200, Kansas City, KS 66101-2406; 913-551-5484. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Tina Beer (Certifying Oficer) Authorized Representative, Missouri Housing Development Commission

Bids/Proposals NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Public Service in Room 208 City Hall, 1200 Market Street, St. Louis, M o . Until 1:45 PM, CT, on APRIL 4, 2017, then publicly opened and read. Plans and Specifications may be examined on the Board of Public Service website http://www.stl-bps.org/ planroom.aspx (BPS On Line Plan Room) and may be purchased directly through the BPS website from INDOX Services at cost plus shipping. No refunds will be made.

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS Date of Publication: March 3, 2017

NOTICE TO BIDDERS: DISTRICT WIDE ATHLETIC FIELD & ASPHALT & CONCRETE REPAIR FY17 (BI) The Rockwood School District invites you to submit a bid according to Rockwood School District's DISTRICT WIDE ATHLETIC FIELD & ASPHALT & C O N C R E T E R E P A I R F Y 1 7 BI specifications. For further project

details and information regarding the mandatory Pre-Bid meeting, etc., please visit http://findrfp.com , or www.rsdmo.org or call the Construction Secretary at 636-7333270.

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Lincoln University of Missouri is accepting sealed bids for Exterior Re novations Dwight T. Re e d Stadium on the campus of Lincoln University. Bids will be received Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. A pre-bid meeting will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Reed Stadium, 1110 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO. A full copy of the bid notice is available at https:// bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/ web/design-andconstruction/ notice-to-contractors

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Adjustment of the City of St. Peters, Missouri will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at City Hall located on St. Peters Centre Boulevard at Mexico Road. The following petition will be considered at that time. PETITION 17-F Gary Smith c/o 316 Main LLC (Mid Rivers Motors) requests a variance to permit the expansion of a non-conforming use (used motor vehicle sales) in the S-D Old Town District. The property is located at 316 Main Street. All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and oral comment. Persons with disabilities needing assistance should contact the City before the meeting by calling or writing to the City Administrator at P.O. Box 9, St. Peters, Missouri 63376, 636-477-6600 or 636-278-2244 extension 1670. LOCATION MAP

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

O WN E R : The Board of Governors for the Missouri State University Sealed bids for the BATHROOM RENOVATION, SHANNON HOUSE will be received at the Office of Planning, Design & Construction, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, M O 65897, until 7:00 p.m. on MARCH 7, 2017 and then publicly opened and read aloud. With each proposal, a certified check or bid bond properly executed by the bidder in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted. Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Office of Design & Construction upon receipt of a $150.00 refundable deposit for documents returned within thirty days from date of bid. All sets of specifications required other than in person will be mailed at bidder's expense. Electronic sets of plans and specifications are available at www. plans.missouristate.edu. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to the conditions of employment to be observed. Bidders must agree to comply with the prevailing wage rate provisions and other statutory regulations as referred to in the specifications. MSU is an AA/EO institution.

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Bids/Proposals The St. Louis County Library is accepting proposals for Self-Service Scanning and Faxing. For instructions, please visit the Library's website (http://www.slcl.org/about/bid-opportunities). Proposals are due and will be opened at 1 :0 0 p.m., CST, on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in the Administrative Conference Room at St. Louis County Library Headquarters in a publicly held meeting. The Library reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive formalities in the best interest of the district.

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Proposals will be received until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 and should be mailed or delivered in sealed envelopes clearly marked "Proposal for Online Financial Aid Communication System" to Harris-Stowe State University, Attn: Shelley Barsky ; 3 0 2 6 L a c l e d e A v e . , Room 1 0 5 , St, Louis, MO 63103.

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H a r r i s - S t o w e S tate Unive rs ity (HSSU) is requesting sealed proposals for an Online Financial Aid Communication System that provides a solution for students to interact with the financial aid office in a paperless, mobile and modern process. A copy of the RFP is available by calling (3 1 4 ) 3 4 0 3325, emailing: barskys@hssu.edu or faxing a written request to: (314) 340-3322.

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Florissant was settled in the late 1700s, prior to the United States becoming independent. This typical French village of its time was originally named “Fleurissant,” French for “blooming” by its French settlers, and also known as “St. Ferdinand” by its Spanish rulers. In 2012 - close to 300 years later - Florissant became ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine.

The City has twenty parks comprising almost 400 acres with a variety of attractions. Florissant is home to two recreation facilities and a beautiful 18-hole golf course, the Florissant Golf Club. This storied course has drawn some of the best golfers in the state, and the City has put in more than $1 million in renovations and improvements. The Parks & Recreation Department is also happy to provide a variety of recreation programs, services, and special events to the community.

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17 Ofbeat flick Hugh Jackman returns for “Logan” as the hero known as Wolverine. BY CALVIN WILSON

18 Check, please Watching “Table 19,” about a table of strangers at a wedding reception, is no more fun than sitting there. BY CALVIN WILSON 20 Nuggets of wisdom As God, Octavia Spencer takes us to church in “The Shack.”

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13 Quite a catch St. Louis loves its fish fries. Whether you’re observing Lent or just on the hunt for good food, we found 108 to try. BY DANIEL NEMAN

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4 Best Bets Our critics pick the best events in the week ahead, including “Carmen” at Winter Opera, “Learning to See” at the St. Louis Art Museum and the Pokémon Regional Championships in Collinsville. Plus, what to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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6 Even bigger Now on its own tour, Big Gigantic has more freedom to improvise and play more songs from its repertoire.

6 Eclectic sound Eclectic dance music artist TroyBoi makes his St. Louis debut Sunday at Delmar Hall. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON 7 Not insecure St. Louis comedian Tahir Moore, now on HBO’s “Insecure,” returns to his hometown for a pair of shows at the Lux.

24 Traditionally modern Ben Poremba’s Nixta is one of St. Louis’ best, most exciting recent restaurant additions. BY IAN FROEB

STAYING IN 27 To TV with love Kevin Williamson, who adapted “Time After Time” for TV, says the 1979 movie changed his life. BY GAIL PENNINGTON

BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

10 True love Just when you thought you knew Jeremy Essig, the St. Louis comic returns to his first passion: music. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

SEE+DO 11 Night out Tracy Tee and Shayna Ferm developed “The Pump and Dump Show” to uplift parents. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

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JACKMAN’S WOLVERINE RETURNS IN OFFBEAT ‘LOGAN’

HELIUM PRESENTS A COMEDY SHOW FOR PARENTS

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21 Supernatural twist “Before I Fall” focuses on the deeply intimate friendships between teenage girls.

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“We’re unveiling the third annual Ian Froeb’s STL 100 this weekend. Find it in Sunday’s Post-Dispatch!” •

OUR TEAM Gabe Hartwig • Go! Magazine editor, 314-340-8353, ghartwig@post-dispatch.com Amy Bertrand • Post-Dispatch features editor, 314-340-8284, abertrand@post-dispatch.com Frank Reust • copy editor, 314-340-8356, freust@post-dispatch.com Hillary Levin • photo editor, 314-340-8118, hlevin@post-dispatch.com Elaine Vydra • digital marketing manager, 314-340-8917, evydra@post-dispatch.com Emily Tintera • event & sponsorship manager, 314-340-8510, etintera@post-dispatch.com Donna Bischof • Post-Dispatch vice president of advertising, 314-340-8529, dbischof@post-dispatch.com CONTRIBUTORS

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Debra D. Bass • feature writer Cara DeMichele • designer Ian Froeb • restaurant critic Valerie Schremp Hahn • feature writer Jane Henderson • book editor Kevin C. Johnson • pop music critic Norma Klingsick • designer Sarah Bryan Miller • classical music critic Daniel Neman • food writer Judith Newmark • theater critic Gail Pennington • television critic Aisha Sultan • feature writer Calvin Wilson • arts writer

“The release of Ian Froeb’s STL 100 on Sunday!” •

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Christine Brewer WHEN 7 p.m. Friday • WHERE Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, 5275 Lindbergh Boulevard • HOW MUCH $22-$55 • MORE INFO 314-842-2060; concordtrinity.org

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singers ✔ Country Justin Moore and Lee Brice have teamed up for a show at Chaifetz Arena. Moore’s latest album is “Kinda Don’t Care” with the singles “You Look Like You Need a Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” Brice’s last album is 2014’s “I Don’t Dance” with the title track and “Drinking Class.” BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

Winter Opera St. Louis: ‘Carmen’ WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Viragh Center at Chaminade, 425 South Lindbergh Boulevard • HOW MUCH $35-$55 • MORE INFO 314-865-0038; winteroperastl.org

is one of ✔ “Carmen” the top-10 operas

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of all time, Georges Bizet’s musically irresistible tale of the gypsy who loves where she likes and discards her lovers when she’s bored with them. One of them decides that if he can’t have her, no one else can, and kills her. Winter Opera St. Louis will present it in the original French. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

‘Zorba the Greek’ WHEN Friday through March 25 • WHERE Marcelle Theater, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive • HOW MUCH $15-$25; discounts available • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

John Kander and Fred Ebb, the creators of “Cabaret” and “Chicago,” based this musical on Nikos Kazantzakis’ famed 1946 novel and its iconic 1964 film adaptation. A young, rigid intellectual (Dominic DowdyWindsor) discovers the joy of living when he meets an exuberant peasant, Zorba (Kent Cofel). BY JUDITH NEWMARK

‘Fat’ WHEN Friday through March 11 • WHERE The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive • HOW MUCH $15 • MORE INFO brownpapertickets.com

Amy, heroine of this new play by St. Louis writer Shannon Geier, has a lot going for her: a happy marriage,

‘Cabaret’ WHEN Tuesday through March 19 • WHERE Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $25-$100 • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

Roundabout Theatre Company found great success with ✔ Broadway’s this revival, directed by Samuel Mendes and choreographed by Rob Marshall. For a show much treasured for its rich Kander and Ebb score, “Cabaret” is pretty raw. Leigh Ann Larken stars as Sally Bowles, an amoral singer oblivious to the rising danger in 1930s Berlin, Benjamin Eakeley as the serious young writer she charms and Randy Harrison (“Queer as Folk”) as the leering Emcee at the seedy Kit Kat Klub. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

a beautiful child, a good career and good friends. She’s also overweight — and in a society that equates beauty and worth with thinness, that afects the way everybody sees her. Andrea Standby directs the play’s debut at Because Why Not? Theater Company. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

‘Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place’ WHEN Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, on view through Aug. 26; gallery hours are noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. first Friday of the month, and before and during intermission of Sheldon performances • WHERE Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-533-9900; thesheldon.org

Jen✔ Photographer nifer Colten’s exhibition of 50 large-scale color landscape photographs depicts the historically African-Ameri-

can Washington Park Cemetery (near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport). It’s accompanied by video and oral histories by Denise Ward-Brown and land documentation, narrative panels and an art installation by Dail Chambers. Also opening are “Color Wheel Connections: Handmade Books About Human Beings” (through Sept. 9) and “Circus Harmony: Defying Gravity and Other Limitations” (through Sept. 23). BY CALVIN WILSON

‘Slurp! Honoring the Ramen Bowl’ WHEN Reception 6-8 p.m. Friday, on view through March 31; gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 501 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-534-7528; craftalliance.org

As the ramen boom hits St. Louis, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design opens an exhibition

celebrating the humble ramen bowl. And Ramen Fest!, 6-8 p.m. March 31 ($15-$20), will feature ramen by Hiro Asian Kitchen. BY GABE HARTWIG

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: All-Bach WHEN 10:30 a.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $25-$111 • MORE INFO 314-534-1700; slso.org

This weekend’s concerts by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra are filled with music by just one composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, born 332 years ago this month in Eisanach, Germany. Conductor Bernard Labadie will lead members of the SLSO in the four Orchestral Suites. There’s some fancy writing for three trumpets in Nos. 3 and 4; principal flute Mark Sparks takes the soloist’s spot for the Suite No. 2 in B minor. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

Grammy-winning soprano Christine Brewer and accompanist Craig Terry will perform composer Alan Smith’s song cycle “Vignettes: Letters From George to Evelyn, from the Private Papers of a World War II Bride.” The texts to the songs come from letters written by 1st Lt. George W. Honts to his bride of one year, while he was deployed in World War II in Europe. That’s the first half of the recital; the second half features songs of the 1940s to which the young couple might have listened, made popular by Dinah Shore, Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald and others. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra WHEN 8 p.m. Friday • WHERE Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free; $1 service fee • MORE INFO 314-534-1700; slso.org

Music director Gemma New and the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra continue their 2016-17 season with music from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique.” Friday night’s concert also features a collaboration with Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ Monsanto Artists-in-Training program, as 17-year-old soprano Rayna Campbell, a third-year member of the program, sings music by Strauss, Mozart and Marx. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

‘Learning to See’ WHEN Friday through July 30; hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday • WHERE St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts

Drive, Forest Park • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-721-0072; slam.org

works ✔ Eighty-two from the collection of art historian Mark S. Weil and art conservator Phoebe Dent Weil are included in this exhibition. Among the pieces on display are works on paper, Italian Renaissance engravings, prints by Albrecht Durer and etchings and drypoints by Rembrandt van Rijn. BY CALVIN WILSON

St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra: John Rutter’s ‘The Gift of Life WHEN 8 p.m. Friday • WHERE Scheidegger Auditorium, Lindenwood University, 2300 West Clay Street, St. Charles • HOW MUCH $15-$30 • MORE INFO 314-421-3600; stlphilharmonic.org

The St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra and Lindenwood Choirs join forces for the local premiere of composer John Rutter’s most recent large-scale work, “The Gift of Life.” A six-movement piece for mixed double choir, with texts ranging from the Book of Common Prayer to Rutter’s own poetry, it’s been well-received in Britain and elsewhere. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

David Baldacci WHEN 6:30 p.m. Friday • WHERE Spencer Road library branch, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO youranswerplace.org

In April, David Baldacci has a new book for adults (“The Fix”). But this visit is to promote the famous author’s young adult fantasy series. The new book, “The Width of the World,” is No. 3 in the series about Vega Jane, a teen who encounters plenty of threats when she leaves her home in Wormwood. Event

FAST FORWARD The Great Taste Featuring Ian Froeb’s STL 100, March 15 at Neo on Locust: After our critic’s guide to the best restaurants debuts Sunday, check out our tasting event • “Beauty and the Beast,” in theaters March 17: Disney’s live-action remake of the tale as old as time stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens • “Motown the Musical,” March 21-26 at the Fox Theatre: The show about the soulful sound that changed American radio is filled with hits you’ve known for years • Brit Floyd, March 24 at the Peabody Opera House: The Pink Floyd tribute show honors the “Animals” album, in its 40th anniversary year, with a rendition of “Dogs”

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attendees are urged to bring a book to donate to Baldacci’s Wish You Well Foundation. BY JANE HENDERSON

Rae Armantrout and Evie Shockley WHEN 7 p.m. Friday • WHERE Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-754-1850

Rae Armantrout and Evie Shockley are reading for this month’s 100 Boots Poetry Series. Armantrout, who has published 13 books, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for “Versed.” Shockley, an associate professor at Rutgers University, won the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry. BY JANE HENDERSON

‘Donald McKenna: The Theatre of Buildings’ WHEN Reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, on view through April 4; hours are 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday • WHERE The Dark Room at the Grandel, 3610 Grandel Square • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO thedarkroomstl.com

Photographs by Donald McKenna, who explores the “narrative possibilities of a place or thing,” will be on view at the Dark Room’s new home inside the renovated Grandel Theatre. McKenna’s approach includes using a 4x5 camera that “slows his process down.” BY CALVIN WILSON

SATURDAY Pokémon Regional Championships WHEN Starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday • WHERE Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville • HOW MUCH Free to watch • MORE INFO gatewaycenter.com

Think you’ve caught them all? Cheer for Pokémon trading card and video game players

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from around the region and nation as they compete to win more than $50,000 in prizes at the 2017 Pokémon Regional Championships. Winners could get invited to the Pokémon World Championships in Anaheim, Calif., this summer. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

BeBe Winans WHEN 9 p.m. Saturday • WHERE Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH $40 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

singer ✔ Gospel BeBe Winans is well known with his sister as the duo BeBe & CeCe Winans. But he’s also an accomplished solo performer. The musical “Born for This” is the story of his life as the youngest male member of the famous Winans singing clan. He’ll perform at the Sheldon, with proceeds beneiting Nurses for Newborns. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

The Romero Family WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday • WHERE 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue • HOW MUCH $24-$40 • MORE INFO 314-5675566; guitarstlouis.net

Known as “The Royal Family of the Guitar,” three generations of the Romero family have played together, in various conigurations, since 1960. Back then, the quartet was made up of Celedonio Romero with his sons Celin, Angel and Pepe. On Saturday night the current edition of the Grammy-winning quartet — Pepe Romero, Celin Romero, Celin’s son Celino and Lito Romero — return to perform for patrons of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

Lee Fields & the Expressions, Roland Johnson WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday • WHERE 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center, 2720 Cherokee Street •

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Singer Lee Fields is an unheralded legend who keeps grinding out soul for the masses. He’s been making music for more than 45 years and continues his tradition with his latest album, “Special Night.” BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

‘The Center Stage Comedy Tour’ WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday • WHERE Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue • HOW MUCH $52-$102 • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com

Female comedian Sommore continues to be the thread that holds together “The Center Stage Comedy Tour,” a night of unhinged urban comedy that’s not afraid to push buttons. The tour includes Arnez J, John Witherspoon and Tommy Davidson. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

SUNDAY ‘Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles’ WHEN 7 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $35-$100 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

St. Louis can’t seem to get enough of tribute acts, and Beatles acts are among the most popular. “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by bringing the album to life with a psychedelic multimedia spectacular. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

of-age story that largely takes place in a run-down amusement park. BY JANE HENDERSON

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WEDNESDAY

‘Patience Worth’

Sheldon Classics: Bjorn Ranheim and Jefrey Strong

WHEN 8 p.m. Thursday and March 10, 4 and 8 p.m. March 11 • WHERE Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $15-$25 • MORE INFO 314534-1111; metrotix.com

WHEN 8 p.m. Wednesday • WHERE Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH $15-$30 • MORE INFO 314-5339900; thesheldon.org

On Wednesday night, the Sheldon presents “Bach, Bolling & Bjorn,” with two stalwarts of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra: cellist Bjorn Ranheim and trumpeter Jefrey Strong. Ranheim, a member of the SLSO since 2005, is active in chamber music in St. Louis and elsewhere, and is a member of the “genre-defying acoustic quartet” the 442s. Strong joined the orchestra as second trumpet in 2015, after serving in the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band. BY

TUESDAY WHEN 7 p.m. Tuesday • WHERE Left Bank Books, 399 North Euclid Avenue • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-367-6731

Alex George, a lawyer who lives in Columbia, Mo., will talk about his second novel, “Setting Free the Kites,” a coming-

the early 20th ✔ Incentury, a St. Louis housewife named Pearl Curran achieved notoriety by “communicating” with a Puritan called Patience Worth through a Ouija board. Curran said she took dictation from Worth, a novelist; along the way, Curran also had an afair with a Globe-Democrat editor and adopted a baby girl who was supposed to be Worth, reincarnated. Jennifer Schlueter, a former St. Louisan who is co-artistic director of a theater company in Columbus, Ohio, researched her play at the Missouri Historical Society. This is its world premiere. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

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‘Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays’

THURSDAY

WHEN 8 p.m. Thursday and March 10, 4 and 8 p.m. March 11 • WHERE .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator, 3224 Locust Street • HOW MUCH $20 • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

Billy Currington WHEN 7 p.m. Thursday • WHERE Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market Street • HOW MUCH $22-$72 • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com

Country singer Billy Currington is on the road with his “Stay Up ’Til the Sun Tour,” while promoting his most recent album, “Summer Forever.” BY

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‘Shotspeare’ Alex George

bination of “Romeo and Juliet,” ive classically trained actors who also do improv and “Drunk History.”

WHEN Thursday through March 12 • WHERE Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 West Port Plaza • HOW MUCH $50 • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

When Shakespeare’s plays were new, the theater could be pretty rowdy — especially among the “groundlings” in the audience. That’s the spirit behind “Shotspeare,” a com-

This sixth annual show from That Uppity Theatre Company was put together from work submitted by playwrights from all over: “Gaga” by Jon Fraser; “Straight Up” by Lisa Konoplisky; “Twenty Questions” by “Fat” playwright Shannon Geier; “Our Friends,” written (and directed) by Uppity artistic director Joan Lipkin; “When Oprah Says Goodbye” by Dan Berkowitz; “Danny Boy” by Theresa Masters; “Trial and Swear” by McKenzie Moser; and “Last Night at the Cherry Pie” by Daniel Hirsch. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

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MOST-SHAZAMED SONGS FOR FEB. 28 1 “Prblms” (6LACK) 2 “Down” (Marian Hill) 3 “Bad Things” (Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello) 4 “Ispy” (KYLE feat. Lil Yachty) 5 “Shape of You” (Ed Sheeran) 6 “Love on the Brain” (Rihanna) 7 “Say You Won’t Let Go” (James Arthur) 8 “That’s What I Like” (Bruno Mars) 9 “Issues” (Julia Michaels) 10 “Both” (Gucci Mane) TroyBoi

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ominic Lalli of Big Gigantic has fond memories of his duo’s 2016 LouFest appearance, calling it “superfun. We had a great crowd, and I remember we had a really great show.” The electronic/dance/hip-hop band returns to St. Louis for a show Saturday night at the Pageant. And according to saxophonist-producer Lalli, this is the show to see. “The cool thing about what we’re doing now on tour is that it’s our own tour,” he says. “It’s our own show. It’s our whole thing, our

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whole vibe. And because it’s a club date we get to play a lot longer. We get to open up and expand upon what we do.” The other half of Big Gigantic is drummer Jeremy Salken. Lalli says the group is able to do more songs, more improvising and can dig deeper into its repertoire on the current tour. But at festival shows, like LouFest, “we do an hour, an hour and 15 minutes, hit some things and have a good time.” Big Gigantic will break up its own tour in April to return to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. A Coachella

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WHAT “Brighter Future Tour” with Big Gigantic, Hotel Geruda, Serbsican • WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday • WHERE The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard • HOW MUCH $28-$30 • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com

Describing TroyBoi’s sound is no easy task Eclectic dance music artist TroyBoi is set to make his St. Louis debut Sunday night at Delmar Hall on “The Mantra Tour.” His latest song is “Warrior,” which also features Stooki Sound. How do you describe the tour? I definitely brought a few of my own elements to it, my own dancers, my own visuals, my own setup. I’m going over and beyond the usual DJ setup. It’s more than someone who just stands behind the deck. I’m someone who performs. I definitely care about what the audience is thinking and seeing. How would you describe your music? I like to fuse genres and take diferent parts of each genre and put it into my music. I love world music. I’m of British, Nigerian, Chinese, Indian and Portuguese descent. My music has influences from all of those countries. Who are your influences? Definitely Michael Jackson. He has always been my No. 1 as an artist and performer and entertainer. Do you consider yourself an artist first or a producer first? Honestly, it’s literally everything together. I never say I’m just one. I’m a combination of the artist and producer. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON WHAT TroyBoi, Cavalier • WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Boulevard • HOW MUCH $16-$18 • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com

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booking is one that’s highly desirable for any band. “It’s a supercool festival and one of the first festivals of the year,” he says. “We’re stoked to be on it.” It’ll be diicult to top the band’s 2014 Coachella performance, which included a surprise appearance by a 30-piece high school marching band. “We’re cooking up something big like the last time,” Lalli says, recalling the 2014 performance as “a great opportunity for those kids. We helped inspire them to keep music going. The arts and bands were once highly encouraged, but unfortunately it’s not like that anymore. So it’s great to go out and show these kids they can have a life beyond the band room.” Big Gigantic’s latest album is “Brighter Future,” which is also the name of the act’s community service-driven foundation. Of the album, Lalli says, they’re “always trying to take it to a new level, step our game up and do something superfresh. We hadn’t collaborated much before with rappers and singers, so we set out on a mission to really do that. We were just trying to spread the love.” Big Gigantic has collaborated with Waka Flocka Flame, Logic, GRIZ, Rozes and others. “They’re some of our friends from around the scene. I tried to feature our sound with these other vocalists, and I feel like it’s, by far, our best work. It’s also a learning process. Any time I collaborate with someone else, it’s a chance to make it that much greater, that chance to put another mind on it,” Lalli says. Big Gigantic is working on a remix album of “Brighter Future” songs on which diferent artists will overhaul their material. “A lot of the remixes sound like totally different songs,” he says. “That makes it fun. There’s some funk stuf, some hip-hop stuf, some electronic stuf. They put a whole other landscape on it, a whole other tempo and feel.”


East St. Louis comedian Tahir Moore isn’t insecure in Hollywood

the move was humbling. “You say you’re going to be an actor and ind an agent, and when you go to your irst audition, you’re sitting in a room with 25 BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON / KJOHNSON@POST-DISPATCH.COM people who look like you. “That’s one of the most media platforms. ahir Moore was humbling things because “I have beneits given a mere six you were out here freshhours’ notice when now,” he says. faced thinking you’re the While Moore waits to he learned he’d landed hottest new thing. You hear about his future with an audition for the buzzy have to have something “Insecure,” he’s keeping HBO series “Insecure.” that stands out. I’m a his ingers crossed for The relationship natural redhead with two pilots, including one dramedy, set to return impeccable comic called “Grown for a second season, timing. I’m trying Folks,” which stars Issa Rae, who to work that features St. is also an executive to my favor.” Louis comedian producer on the show. Moore G Thang, “They were looking for returns to his who lives in big guys,” Moore says. “I hometown for Los Angeles. was the smallest big guy Tahir Moore a pair of shows Moore didn’t there. Issa Rae came in Saturday night at the Lux. think his comedy career while I was waiting. And In 2016, he performed at could thrive in St. Louis, lo and behold they called the Ambassador, opening so he moved to Los me the next day. I wasn’t for Paul Mooney, and at Angeles in 2009. “I had SAG at the time. I had Helium Comedy Club, been running around St. to come up with $1,400 opening for D.L. Hughley. Louis selling bad weed, down payment to join (the He says his stand-up and guys were looking for Screen Actors Guild).” is relative to what he’s me, and I just left. I’m just That membership going through personally playing. I knew I wanted has more than paid and professionally. to move somewhere.” of for the comedian “I’ve been trying to With the exception of from East St. Louis. On lose this weight, and Cedric the Entertainer, “Insecure,” Moore plays this is the irst year I’m Moore says, “coming from Fast Mike, buddy to the taking it seriously,” St. Louis, you don’t have lead male character Moore says. “I’m a too many comedians to Lawrence (Jay Ellis). pescatarian. I’m working look up to. There weren’t Thanks to the show, out ive days a week and a lot of people doing it he says, his stock has only drinking water and and being successful.” risen, not to mention “it’s cofee. I talk about being He wasn’t sure about got my DMs popping.” a foodie onstage and doing comedy hardcore in “Career-wise, I’m my brand-new lifestyle. Los Angeles, and he made slowly stepping into It’s diicult. I never a couple of pit stops irst. another tax bracket,” thought I was fat until I He lived in Atlanta for a he says. “It’s not a moved to Los Angeles.” while but wasn’t crazy huge jump, but I’m at about all the strip clubs the point where I’m WHAT Seventh Annual Pisces there. “I’m not a big stripcomfortable opening Comedy Jam with Tahir Moore, Kevin Tate, Natalie club person,” he says. “I a savings account.” don’t know what to do with Monroe, Deon Benson, Moore’s good fortune Maurice G, hosted by my hands while I’m there.” Princeton Dew • WHEN 8 and also includes his role as Before that he writer/producer/talent 10:15 p.m. Saturday • WHERE The Lux, 2619 Washington lived in Jersey City, with Russell Simmons’ Avenue • HOW MUCH $20-$25 which he hated. All Def Digital, which • MORE INFO 314-585-6026, But Moore found a good produces original content 314-484-4481; eventbrite.com it in Los Angeles, though across various social

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iPARTY MAYOR’S MARDI GRAS BALL • FEB. 24 • CITY HALL 1 Falon and Chris Montroy of St. Louis 2 Willie and Addie Tompkins of St. Louis 3 April and Henry Gray of St. Louis 4 Alex and Emily Oliver of St. Louis 5 Jennifer and Tom Etting of St. Louis 6 Kendra Elaine of St. Louis and Dean Hughes of Indianapolis MARDI GRAS • FEB. 25 • SOULARD 7 Colleen McGivney (left) and Megan Mansch, both of Chicago 8 James Warrick and Shannon Krutek, both of St. Louis 9 Gerard Valle and Katie Friedrich, both of St. Louis 10 Dave Beane (left) of Godfrey and Josh Schildroth of Jerseyville, Ill. 11 Patrice Betts (left) and Alicia Brown, both of St. Louis 12 Chris McIntosh (left) and Tim Dickson, both of St. Louis

Of Broadway ofbroadwaystl.com • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, 8 p.m. May 11, $35-$45, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The Pageant ticketmaster.com • Gov’t Mule, 8 p.m. May 22, $33.50$38, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

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• Modest Mouse, 8 p.m. June 9, $42.50-$50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. • Seether, 7:30 p.m. June 10, $32.50$35, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. • Portugal. The Man, 8 p.m. June 11, $27.50-$30, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. • J. Cole, 8 p.m. June 13, sold out. • “The Young Renegades Tour” with All Time Low, SWMRS, Waterparks, the Wrecks, 6:30 p.m. July 18, $28.50$32.50, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. • Ryan Adams, 8 p.m. Aug. 1, sold out. Scottrade Center ticketmaster.com • Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, April 18, postponed, new date to be announced. • Jim Gaigan’s “Noble Ape Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, $32.75-$66.75, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Touhill Performing Arts Center touhill.org • University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Mirthweek Comedy Show with Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj, 8 p.m. April 29, $35, on sale at 10 a.m. March 13.

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Finding balance The Blender Jeremy Essig strikes a happy

medium between stand-up comedy and music

BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON / POP MUSIC CRITIC / KJOHNSON@POST-DISPATCH.COM

Just when you thought you knew Jeremy Essig as one of the more familiar names on St. Louis’ comedy scene, he reveals his real passion. He’s a guitarist in St. Louis rock band Shark Dad, which performs at Foam this weekend. He’s one of the band’s main songwriters and occasionally sings. “I started as a musician,” Essig says. “Music is what I always wanted to do since I was really young. I was in bands in high school. But comedy took over for many years.” He says there were thoughts stemming from a pair of back-to-back stltoday.com/blender

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failed relationships that he tried expressing through jokes. But they actually worked better in song. He says he finds music more freeing than comedy. “I would try to force into a joke something that was depressive and that could work better in a song,” Essig says. “But I can be more poetic in a song.” Essig, who has a new stand-up album titled “Whatever” with On Tour Records, says he fell into comedy after a band he was in broke up. He wanted to tour but didn’t want to form a new band. A friend suggested he try comedy. At an open-mic event at a comedy club in Dayton, Ohio, in 2001, a friend pushed him to go for it. “She said, ‘Just get onstage and do something,’” and he did. A comedy @blenderpd

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Essig says. “The guitarist and drummer left, and I said, ‘I’ll give it a try.’ It’d been so long since I’d been in a band.” Shark Dad soon will start working on its upcoming album. A couple of the songs will be recorded March 10 at Gaslight Studio in an event open to the public. Shark Dad currently has a single, “Conversation,” which is backed by “Connoisseur,” a comedy track from Essig’s album “Whatever.” It’ll be the band’s second album and the first with Essig. The band’s debut is “A Bigger Boat” (2014). “Our songs are indie rock with pop edge to it,” Essig says. “We sound ’90sish to some people, but not like Pearl Jam or Alice in Chains. We’re the other side of that. Our style is sloppier Cheap Trick. That’s a really good description of what we sound like.” WHAT Shark Dad, Aquitaine, the Fade • WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday• WHERE Foam, 3359 South Jeferson Avenue• HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO foamvenue.com

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event producer in attendance suggested him for another show. Three years later and unemployed, Essig realized his job was comedy. “I guess this is what I do now,” he says. “It was something to hold me over until I felt like being in a new band.” Essig, a regular at Helium Comedy Club at the St. Louis Galleria, moved to St. Louis in 2004 with the promise of dates at the Funny Bone at Westport and elsewhere. He describes his style of comedy as “intelligent cynicism.” “I like words, and sometimes I get too wordy,” he says. “I had previously been superpolitical. Now it’s just me talking about my life and my faults. The overall hope is that people can identify with you — feel like ‘this guy reminds me of my own life.’” Essig doesn’t list any comedians as influences, with the exception of Brian Posehn, a touring buddy of his. “He’s my mentor. We have diferent styles, but when it comes to wordplay, I picked up a lot from him.” Eventually, life on the road got to Essig; he was depressed, drinking and no longer interested in doing comedy full-time. He’s cut back to two weeks a month, spending the other two weeks with Shark Dad. The band had been around about two years before Essig joined. He met lead singer Jason Robinson at a game show at the Heavy Anchor called “Loser: A Live Action Shame Show,” which Essig produced and wrote. The band also features Paul Krash on bass and Kevin Legg on drums. “I’d seen the band a couple times,”

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Mothers’ day Tracey Tee and Shayna Ferm developed ‘he Pump and Dump Show’ to encourage parents

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hat happens when your toddler son tries to lick everybody in the Little Gym tumbling class? Or when your son is asked in Sunday school what his daddy does for a living and he replies, “My dad drinks beers and pees on trees”? You laugh about it with hundreds of others at a comedy show, that’s what. Parenting can be lonely, tough and yes, hilarious, Tracey Tee and Shayna Ferm say. And they want to validate you for thinking the same. The writers and comedians came up with a travel-

ing act, “The Pump and Dump Show,” coming Wednesday to Helium Comedy Club. The show focuses on moms, but dads can enjoy it, too. (The title refers to some breastfeeding moms’ practice of imbibing alcohol and then pumping and discarding their milk.) The show is a smart, silly, sometimes-raunchy mix of songs and audience participation, poking fun at the tribulations of motherhood. “We try not to be the cliche, like two moms holding martini glasses,” Ferm says. “It’s definitely not kid bashing or dad bashing; it’s us laughing about things we all have in common. Pardon

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my language, but we say parenting is pretty (messed) up and ridiculous. It’s things we go through together. “I don’t care if you’re the crunchiest person who has eaten your placenta or if you’ve never used a cloth diaper, everybody has to potty train your kid. We just let everybody laugh about it.” The Little Gym and Sunday school stories came out of a show segment called “The Most F-ed Up Thing My Tracey Tee (left) Kid Has Ever Done,” and Shayna Ferm where people submit stories and Ferm and Tee share them. This particular tour is called “The Band of Mothers Tour,” and the comics are trying to focus on validation and taking care of one another. For each performance, they hire a massage therapist to provide brief massage sessions to moms during the show. They also ask audience members to text another mom to tell them they’re doing a great job; Ferm and Tee say it feels pretty great knowing 300 positive messages are going out at once. Audiences can also clap along to original songs such as “Come Back as a Dad.” The lyrics, in part: “I don’t want to die, but when I do, I want to come back as a dad. ... I want a weekly softball game and not to remember the sitter’s name.” Another song, “Mama’s Boy,” is a croony love song from mother to son: “You’re never going to love a woman like you love me. So please be gay.

That’s what I say in your ear at night.” Ferm, 39, and Tee, 40, have been friends since the eighth grade. Ferm has a comedy and performance background, and Tee worked in comedy writing and marketing. Both ended up in Denver, and they discovered through Facebook that they were pregnant at the same time. They made a playdate and eventually set up a show at a tiny local bar. It grew from there. Their daughters, both 6, are just three weeks apart. Ferm also has a 4-year-old son. Both women work from home, and when they tour, they do it in one- or two-day trips. “We’re home by school pickup,” Ferm says. When they’re not touring, they come up with new material, make YouTube videos and post on social media, and design and sell merchandise (a gift set of items that say “Breeder” is available). They’re even in talks to develop a TV show, though they can’t give details just yet. “We can’t go on the road all the time,” Tee says. But they say there’s something special about connecting to other parents in person. “We say we’re a low-fi business in a hi-fi world,” Tee says. “We love that it’s a live experience, and though there’s a million videos and a ton of stuf to see online, there’s something really wonderful about getting 300 or so people in the same room laughing together at the same time.” Says Ferm: “If we can take that one mom who feels like she’s alone and just show her a night of fun, so she can think, ‘OK, I can get through this.’ We could have never thought this would be our goal. Ultimately this is so rewarding for us, because that is the outcome.” WHAT “The Pump and Dump Show” • WHEN 7:30 p.m. Wednesday • WHERE Helium Comedy

Club, St. Louis Galleria, 1151 St. Louis Galleria Street, Richmond Heights • HOW MUCH $30 • MORE INFO heliumcomedy.com

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The Big Muddy Dance Company

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he latest edition of “New Dance Horizons,” a showcase for collaborations between local companies and nationally known choreographers, has taken on a timeliness that its organizers couldn’t have anticipated. Its theme, “Women Who Inspire,” can’t help but bring to mind the recent Women’s March on Washington and the charges of sexism and misogyny leveled at President Donald Trump. But the ifth outing for the annual event, to be presented by Dance St. Louis this weekend at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, transcends political agendas. It’s an opportunity to see three of the city’s most popular and ambitious dance ensembles — the Big Muddy Dance Company, MADCO and St. Louis Ballet

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— in new works created especially for them. MADCO will perform “Art Is a Guarantee of Sanity” by choreographers Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith, who are coartistic directors of the San Francisco-based company RAWdance and work together in creating dances. “Art Is a Guarantee” takes inspiration in part from Susannah Cahalan’s memoir “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.” Cahalan is a Washington University graduate. “We were fascinated by her story,” Rein says of the memoir, which recounts Cahalan’s struggle with a rare autoimmune disease. An additional inluence on the piece was FrenchAmerican visual artist Louise Bourgeois: “She plays with a lot of the same tension and drama that we found in Cahalan’s book.” Smith says that

WHAT “New Dance Horizons V: Women Who Inspire” • WHEN

8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday • WHERE Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 8001 Natural Bridge Road • HOW MUCH $20 • MORE INFO 314-516-4949, touhill.org; 314-534-6622, dancestlouis.org

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the duo’s choreography “tends to be abstract and cerebral. But at the core of it, we always want people to have a visceral reaction to it.” The program for “New Dance Horizons V” will also include Stephanie Martinez’s “Destino, Roto,” performed by the Big Muddy and inspired by Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, and Amy Seiwert’s “Other View,” which was prompted by the sacred music of Hildegard de Bingen and features St. Louis Ballet. Although “New Dance Horizons V” is only now about to take the stage, the creation of “Art Is a Guarantee” preceded the political turmoil of recent months, Rein says. “We had already igured out most of what we wanted to do toward the end of last summer,” she says. Panel discussions, performances and other supplemental features will be presented before and after each of the three performances and during intermission in the Touhill’s Terrace Lobby.


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Ebenezer United Church of Christ

Holy Infant Catholic Church

WHERE 7316 Balson Avenue, University City • MORE INFO 314-721-8737 • WHEN 4:30-8 p.m. March 3 and March 24 • MENU Fried fish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $10 adults, $5 children; mac and cheese $3

WHERE 5541 Walnut Street, Augusta • MORE INFO 636228-4822 • WHEN 5-7 p.m. March 10, March 24 and April 7 • MENU Fried fish • HOW MUCH $11, $5 for children, including dessert

WHERE 248 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin • MORE INFO 636227-7440 • WHEN 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked fish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $10, $6.50 light dinner, $4 for children

Christ, Prince of Peace

Ellis Grove Volunteer Fire Department

Holy Name of Jesus

WHERE 415 Weidman Road, Manchester • MORE INFO 636-391-1307 • WHEN 4:45-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked fish, grilled shrimp • HOW MUCH $8.25-$12.50, $6.25 for children

WHERE 501 Eggemeyer Plaza, Ellis Grove • MORE INFO 618-859-3473 • WHEN 4-8 p.m. March 3, March 10, March 17, March 31, April 7 and April 14 • MENU Fried fish, shrimp, corn dogs • HOW MUCH $12; $2 for children 5-10, free for children under 5; $3 of with a military ID

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And, at some of the churches, of fish tacos, quesadillas and chile rellenos. These are undeniably divided times, and I’m not even talking about politics. I’m talking about the debate between “Moonlight” and “La La Land.” But nothing brings our people unity like coming together over a school of fish frying in an ocean of oil. Don’t forget the hush puppies. If they ofer them, get the hush puppies. You can never go wrong with hush puppies. American Legion Post 199

American Legion Post 397

Assumption Catholic Church of Mattese

WHERE 58 South State Route 157, Edwardsville • MORE INFO 618-656-9774 • WHEN Noon-8 p.m. every Friday throughout the year • MENU Fried and baked fish, weekly fish specials • HOW MUCH $8.50, $7.50 sandwiches

WHERE 934 Rue De La Banque East, Creve Coeur • MORE INFO 314-872-3186 • WHEN 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays from March 10 to April 14; after Lent, on the first and third Fridays of each month • MENU Fried fish, shrimp, clams • HOW MUCH $7-$8.50

WHERE 4725 Mattis Road • MORE INFO 314-487-7970 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried or baked fish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $9, $5 for children

American Legion Post 338 WHERE 9655 Midland Avenue, Overland • MORE INFO 314-429-6571 (lunch may be preordered by calling 314-429-1341) • WHEN 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays from April 7 through Sept. 29 • MENU Fried fish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $9-$12; $5.50 sandwich; $11.25 per pound

American Legion Post 400 WHERE 2 Gravois Road, Fenton • MORE INFO 636343-7330 • WHEN 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays from September through June • MENU Fried fish, shrimp, chicken strips • HOW MUCH $7-$10, lunch specials $7 and $8.50

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta WHERE 150 North Elizabeth Avenue, Ferguson • MORE INFO 314-524-0500 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Baked or fried fish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $7 and $8.75

WHERE 2721 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles • MORE INFO 636-946-7756 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Baked or fried fish, fried or cold shrimp, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $8-$10, $7-$9 for seniors, $5 for children

Church of the Shepherd WHERE 1601 Woodstone Drive, St. Charles • MORE INFO 636-441-2434 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried fish, fried chicken • HOW MUCH $11, $10 for seniors, $8 for children ($1 of before 5:30 p.m.)

Epiphany of Our Lord WHERE 6596 Smiley Avenue • MORE INFO 314-781-1199 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. March 3, March 10, March 24, March 31 and April 7 • MENU Fried fish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $3-$4.50; side dishes are extra

First Unitarian Church of St. Louis WHERE 5007 Waterman Boulevard • MORE INFO 314-361-0595 • WHEN 5-7 p.m. March 10 • MENU Falafel, hummus, Mediterranean salad, dolmades, mac and cheese • HOW MUCH $8, $5 for children

Daughters of Isabella, Circle 659

Florissant Elks Lodge

WHERE 13225 State Road E, De Soto • MORE INFO 636586-2594 • WHEN 4-6:30 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked fish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $8, $4 for children 5-11

WHERE 16400 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant • MORE INFO 314-921-2316 • WHEN 5-8 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried fish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $2.50-$5, $12 a pound

East Carondelet Village

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

WHERE 823 State Street, East Carondelet • MORE INFO 618-286-8601 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried fish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $9-$10, sandwiches $5-$6, fish $12 per pound

WHERE 460 Church Street, Livingston • MORE INFO 618-637-2146 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fish and shrimp • HOW MUCH $10, $5 sandwiches, $7 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under

WHERE 10235 Ashbrook Drive • MORE INFO 314-868-2310 • WHEN 3:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried or baked fish, shrimp, fish sandwich, fish tacos, crab rangoon • HOW MUCH $9, $5 for fish sandwich

Holy Spirit Parish WHERE 3130 Parkwood Lane, Maryland Heights • MORE INFO 314-739-0230 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or baked fish, shrimp and spaghetti • HOW MUCH $8.50, spaghetti $4, $3-$4 for children

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish

fish, fish tacos • HOW MUCH $10, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 10 and under

Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked fish • HOW MUCH $2.50 per piece

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Knights of Columbus No. 6018

WHERE 8 West Highway D, New Melle • MORE INFO 636398-5270 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried fish, sandwiches • HOW MUCH $12, $10 carryout, $5-$6 for children 12 and under

WHERE 1623 Jefco Boulevard, Arnold • MORE INFO 636-2828216 • WHEN 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 and May 5 • MENU Fried fish, crab cakes, shrimp • HOW MUCH $9

Immanuel’s United Church of Christ WHERE 17510 Church Street, Marthasville • MORE INFO 636-932-4646 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 31 • MENU Fried fish • HOW MUCH $10, $5 for children 6-12, free for 5 and under

Incarnate Word Academy WHERE 2788 Normandy Drive • MORE INFO 314-725-5850 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 3 • MENU Fried and baked fish • HOW MUCH $9, $4 for children

Knights of Columbus No. 592

WHERE 3400 St. Gregory Lane, St. Ann • MORE INFO 314-733-1463 • WHEN 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked fish, fried and grilled shrimp, pizza, fish tacos, chile rellenos • HOW MUCH $8.50 (grilled shrimp $9), small plate $6.50, $7.50 for seniors and first responders, $3 for children

WHERE 5420 Old Collinsville Road, Fairview Heights • MORE INFO 618-632-5222 • WHEN 3-8 p.m. Fridays year-round • MENU Fried, baked and grilled fish, fish sandwiches, shrimp, fried oysters • HOW MUCH $8.75, $10 for salmon, sampler for $12.50, $12.50 per pound

Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church

Knights of Columbus No. 1143

WHERE 1910 Serbian Drive • MORE INFO 314-776-3262 • WHEN 4:30-7:30 Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried fish, baked fish with Creole sauce • HOW MUCH $10, $5 for children 12 and under

WHERE 7132 Marine Road, Edwardsville • MORE INFO 618-656-4985 • WHEN 4:307:30 p.m. Fridays through April 21 and the first and third Fridays of every month • MENU Fried or baked cod, catfish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $7.50, $6.40 for children

Immaculate Conception Parish WHERE 7240 Anna Avenue, Maplewood • MORE INFO 314-645-3307 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked

Knights of Columbus, No. 2951

Knights of Columbus, No. 7198 WHERE 5701 Highway N, Cottleville • MORE INFO 636-936-0335 • WHEN 4-8 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked fish, shrimp, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $9 and $6

Knights of Columbus, Immaculate Conception of Old Monroe WHERE 121 Maryknoll Road, Old Monroe • MORE INFO 636-661-5002 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through March 31 • MENU Fried fish • HOW MUCH $10, $4 for children, free for age 5 and under

Knights of Columbus, Incarnate Word Parish WHERE 13146 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield • MORE INFO 314-576-5366 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked fish, shrimp, fish tacos, jambalaya, seafood gumbo • HOW MUCH $5-$9

Knights of Columbus, St. Patrick Parish WHERE 405 South Church Street, Wentzville • MORE INFO 636-332-9225 • WHEN 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU All you can eat fried and baked fish • HOW MUCH $13, $5 for children 5-11; $11 carryout

WHERE 50 Rue St. Francois, Florissant • MORE INFO 314837-6645 • WHEN 3:30-7 p.m.

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St. Ann Catholic Church

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WHERE 8303 Concordia Church Road, Belleville • MORE INFO 618-476-1024 • WHEN 5-8 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried ish, fried shrimp, chicken strips, hamburgers, chicken wings • HOW MUCH $9, $12 per pound of fried ish

WHERE 7530 Natural Bridge Road, Normandy • MORE INFO 314-385-5090 • WHEN 5-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or baked ish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $8, $5 for children

St. Charles Borromeo

Queen of All Saints

St. Anthony of Padua — High Ridge

St. Clare of Assisi

WHERE 3009 High Ridge Boulevard, High Ridge • MORE INFO 636-677-4868 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $9.50 for ish, $10 for shrimp

WHERE 15642 Clayton Road, Ellisville • MORE INFO 636394-4368 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or ish, shrimp, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $8-$12, $4 for children

St. Anthony of Padua — St. Louis

St. Clement of Rome

Quail Club

WHERE 6603 Christopher Drive, Oakville • MORE INFO 314-846-8207 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or baked ish, shrimp, pizza • HOW MUCH $8-$10 (seniors save $2, 4-5 p.m.)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church WHERE 17 Ann Avenue, Valley Park • MORE INFO 636-225-5268 • WHEN 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $8-$10.50, $7$9.50 for seniors, $14.50 for 10 pieces of shrimp, $14 platter

St. Agatha Church, Polish Roman Catholic Parish Meramec — Arnold Elks

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WHERE 1515 Miller Road, Imperial • MORE INFO 636-464-8960 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried or baked ish, shrimp, chicken • HOW MUCH $10, $5 sandwich

Most Sacred Heart Church WHERE 350 East Fourth Street, Eureka • MORE INFO 636-938-5048 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish, pasta • HOW MUCH $8 and $10, $15 to eat in Father Dowling Hall

Oakville Elks Lodge 2726 WHERE 2726 Oakville Elks Lane • MORE INFO 314-894-9550 • WHEN 4-8 p.m. March 17 and the third

Friday of every month • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $10, $5 for children

Our Lady Catholic Church WHERE 1550 St. Mary Lane, Festus • MORE INFO 636-9375513 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 3, March 10, March 17, March 31, April 7; 3-6 p.m. April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $8-$8.50, sandwiches $6.50

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish WHERE 1115 South Florissant Road • MORE INFO 314-5229264 • WHEN 4-8 p.m. March 3, April 7, April 21 and April 28 • MENU Fried and baked ish, fried shrimp, chile rellenos, ish tacos, potato tacos, ceviche by the pound • HOW MUCH $9, $5 for children

Our Lady of Lourdes WHERE 7148 Forsyth Boulevard, University City • MORE INFO 314-7266200 • WHEN 5:30-8 p.m. March 31 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $9, $7 for children, preorder; $10, $8 for children, at the door

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church WHERE 1014 Madison Avenue, Washington • MORE INFO 636-239-3520 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 10 and March 24 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $11, $4 for children, free under 6

Our Lady of Providence

Fried ish, shrimp, frog legs • HOW MUCH $9, $5 for children

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish WHERE 5040 Rhodes Avenue • MORE INFO 314351-1600 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays from March 10 to April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $6 and $9

Our Lady of the Presentation WHERE 8860 Tudor Avenue, Overland • MORE INFO 314-427-0486 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Baked or fried ish, shrimp, grilled cheese • HOW MUCH $9-$10, $6 for children, $1 per piece of shrimp, $12 per pound, $6.50 sandwich

Our Lady of the Pillar

Our Lady, Queen of Peace

WHERE 401 South Lindbergh Boulevard • MORE INFO 314-993-2280 • WHEN 4:307:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried or baked ish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $8-$12, $5 sandwich, $4 for children

WHERE 4696 Notre Dame Lane, House Springs • MORE INFO 636-671-3062 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $8 and $10, $5 for children

WHERE 8874 Pardee Road, Crestwood • MORE INFO 314-843-3570 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU

WHERE 3239 South Ninth Street • MORE INFO 314-7721603 • WHEN 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $8, $4

St. Alban Roe Catholic Church WHERE 2001 Shepard Road, Wildwood • MORE INFO 636-458-2977 • WHEN 4:307:30 p.m. March 10, March 24 and April 7 • MENU Fried or baked ish, shrimp, mac and cheese • HOW MUCH $10, $5 for children

St. Alphonsus Liguori Rock Catholic Church WHERE 1118 North Grand Boulevard • MORE INFO 314533-0304 • WHEN 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays from March 10 to April 7 • MENU Fried ish (plus sides of greens and mac and cheese April 7) • HOW MUCH $9, $7 sandwiches

WHERE 3135 Meramec Street • MORE INFO 314-353-7470 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 10 (German night), March 24 (Cajun night), April 7 and April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $8, $5 for children under 8

St. Bridget of Kildare WHERE 111 West Union Street, Paciic • MORE INFO 636271-3993 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $10, $9 for seniors, $6 for children

St. Catherine Laboure WHERE 9740 Sappington Road, Sappington • MORE INFO 314-843-3245 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. March 10 and March 24 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $9, $6 for children

St. Cecilia Catholic Church WHERE 906 Eichelberger Street • MORE INFO 314351-1318 • WHEN 4:30-8 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish, shrimp, chile relleno, bean tostada, quesadilla • HOW MUCH $12, $18 if preordered at

WHERE 601 North Fourth Street, St. Charles • MORE INFO 636-946-1893 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, ish tacos, pizza • HOW MUCH $9-$11, $5 for children

WHERE 1510 Bopp Road, Des Peres • MORE INFO 314-965-0709 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. (carry-out) or 5-7 p.m. (dine-in) Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $10, $5 for children

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church WHERE 2 Seton Court, St. Charles • MORE INFO 636946-6717 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp, lobster tail, ish tacos • HOW MUCH $10, $15 for lobster tail, $5 for children

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church WHERE 3200 Pontoon Road, Granite City • MORE INFO 618-877-3300 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $7-$8.50, sandwiches $5-$6.50

St. Ferdinand Catholic Church WHERE 1765 Charbonier Road, Florissant • MORE INFO 314-837-3165 • WHEN 3-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14; 2:30-7:30 p.m. April 14; 3-7 p.m. non-Lenten Fridays throughout the year • MENU Fried, baked

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WHERE 6741 Rock Hill Road, Afton • MORE INFO 314-638-3938 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or baked ish, shrimp, sandwiches, pizza • HOW MUCH $8-$10

St. Francis of Assisi WHERE 4556 Telegraph Road, Oakville • MORE INFO 314487-5736 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 3, March 10, March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp, ish tacos • HOW MUCH $9, $5 children

Smithton Turner Society WHERE 115 North Julia Street, Smithton • MORE INFO 618277-9690 • WHEN 5-8 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried or baked ish, grilled cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs • HOW MUCH $8.50, $6 sandwiches, $14 per pound

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church — Luebbering WHERE 1000 Luebbering Road, Luebbering • MORE INFO 636-629-1717 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $10, $5 for children 6-11

VFW Post 976 WHERE 123 West Market Street, Troy • MORE INFO 618-667-8387 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays year-round (4-8 p.m. during Lent) • MENU Fried and baked ish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $8.50

St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church WHERE 4711 Tamm Avenue • MORE INFO 314-353-6303 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $10-$12, $6 for seniors and children, $15 per pound

St. Gerard Majella WHERE 1969 Dougherty Ferry Road, Kirkwood • MORE INFO 314-965-3985 • WHEN 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $10, $6 for children

St. Henry Catholic Church WHERE 5315 West Main Street, Belleville • MORE INFO 618-233-2423 • WHEN 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, soup, spaghetti, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $8.75, sandwiches $5.75

St. James the Greater WHERE 1360 Tamm Avenue • MORE INFO 314-645-0167 • WHEN 4-8 p.m. March 3, March 10, March 24, March 31 and April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $9, $8 for seniors, $7 for children (shrimp dinner is $1 more)

St. Joan of Arc WHERE 5821 Pernod Avenue • MORE INFO 314-832-2838 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Baked and fried ish, shrimp, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $8.50, $4.50 for children

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VFW Post 2866 St. John Bosco WHERE 12934 Marine Avenue • MORE INFO 314-434-1312 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $11, $6.50 for children

St. Johns Evangelical United Church of Christ WHERE 11333 St. Johns Church Road, Mehlville • MORE INFO 314-892-0848 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 24 and April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp, frog legs, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $11, $5 for children 10 and under

St. Joseph Catholic Church WHERE 6 North Alton Street, Freeburg • MORE INFO 618-539-3209 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, fried shrimp, grilled cheese, spaghetti • HOW MUCH $8, fried ish for $11 per pound, sandwich $5.50

St. Joseph Catholic Church WHERE 1410 Josephville Road, Wentzville • MORE INFO 636-332-6676 • WHEN 5-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, fried shrimp, pizza • HOW MUCH $5-$13

St. Justin Martyr WHERE 11910 Eddie and Park Drive, Sunset Hills • MORE INFO 314-843-8482 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. March 3 and March 31; 4-6:30 p.m. April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish,

ish tacos • HOW MUCH $10, $7 sandwiches, $5 for children

St. Lawrence Catholic Church WHERE 512 South Prairie Street, Greenville • MORE INFO 618-664-9149 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $9, $4 for children under 10

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church WHERE 2761 Telegraph Road • MORE INFO 314-8925595 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp, spaghetti • HOW MUCH $6-$11, sandwiches $6, $6 for children

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque WHERE 4900 Ringer Road • MORE INFO 314-487-2522 • WHEN 4-6:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp and spaghetti • HOW MUCH $9.25$9.75, $6.75-$7.25 for children

St. Mark Catholic Church WHERE 8300 Morganford Road • MORE INFO 314743-8600 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. March 10, March 24, April 7 and April 14 • MENU Fried or baked ish, shrimp, pizza • HOW MUCH $10, $6 for children

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St. Patrick’s Church WHERE 505 First Street, Jonesburg • MORE INFO 636488-5623 • WHEN 11 a.m-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $10, $6 sandwich, $5 for children 6-11, 5 and under free

St. Paul Catholic Church WHERE 15 Forest Knoll Drive, Fenton • MORE INFO 636-343-1234 • WHEN 3:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried and baked ish, fried shrimp, grilled cheese, cheese pizza • HOW MUCH $9-$9.50, $4.50-$5 for children ($1 of adult plates 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

St. Peter Catholic Church WHERE 251 North Clay, Kirkwood • MORE INFO 314966-8600 • WHEN 4:30-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or baked shrimp, shrimp, weekly special • HOW MUCH $8, $5 for children

St. Peter Catholic Church WHERE 221 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles • MORE INFO 636-946-6641 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried ish, steamed or fried shrimp, frog legs • HOW MUCH $10 adults ($11 for frog legs and peel-and-eat shrimp), $5 for children 5-11, free under 5

St. Pius V Catholic Church

Sts. Cyril and Methody Church

WHERE 3310 South Grand Boulevard • MORE INFO 314-772-1525 • WHEN 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish • HOW MUCH $9, $5 for children

WHERE 4770 Maryville Road, Granite City • MORE INFO 618-931-6465 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. second Friday of every month (except April, when it will be April 7) • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $8, $5.50 sandwiches

St. Richard Catholic Church WHERE 11223 Schuetz Road • MORE INFO 314-432-6224 • WHEN 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried or baked ish, shrimp, plus weekly specials • HOW MUCH $10, $6 for children

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne WHERE 3500 St. Catherine Street, Florissant • MORE INFO 314-837-3410 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or baked ish, fried shrimp • HOW MUCH $8.50, $3.50 for children, $11 per pound

St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church WHERE 11019 Mueller Road • MORE INFO 314-842-0181 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. April 14 • MENU Fried ish, pizza • HOW MUCH $7-$12

St. Stephen Protomartyr Church WHERE 3949 Wilmington Avenue • MORE INFO 314481-1133 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried or baked ish, fried shrimp, ish tacos, plus weekly speciala • HOW MUCH $8.50-$9.50, $5-$6 for children

Sts. Joachim and Ann Church WHERE 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles • MORE INFO 636-441-7503 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through April 7 • MENU Fried and baked ish, shrimp, crabcakes, sea sliders, spaghetti, pizza • HOW MUCH $6.50-$9.50, slider meals $4-$6; $4 for children; $12-$15 per pound

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church WHERE 204 West Mill Street, Waterloo • MORE INFO 618-939-6426 • WHEN 4:30-7:30 p.m. March 3 and March 17 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $10, $6 sandwiches, $12 per pound

Senior Services Plus WHERE 2603 North Rodgers Avenue, Alton • MORE INFO 618-465-3298 • WHEN 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays from March 10 to April 14 • MENU Fried or baked ish, shrimp • HOW MUCH $5.50-$6.50

WHERE 66 VFW Drive, St. Charles • MORE INFO 636-7249612 • WHEN 3-8 p.m. Fridays year-round • MENU Fried ish, shrimp, chicken strips, chicken wings • HOW MUCH $8-$11, $6 sandwiches, $12 per pound (including shrimp)

VFW Post 3500 WHERE 1717 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights • MORE INFO 314-781-3781 • WHEN Noon-8 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried ish, baked spaghetti • HOW MUCH $9, $6.50 spaghetti, $6 sandwiches

VFW Post 3944 WHERE 10815 Midland Boulevard, Overland • MORE INFO 314-427-0391 • WHEN 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays from Lent though October; 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays from October to Lent • MENU Fried ish and shrimp • HOW MUCH $8, $5 sandwiches, $11 per pound

VFW Post 4105 WHERE 410 Rue St. Francois, Florissant • MORE INFO 314-831-6121 • WHEN 3-7 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried ish, shrimp and spaghetti • HOW MUCH $8, $12 per pound

VFW Post 5077 WHERE 8500 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, Mo. • MORE INFO 636-2721945 • WHEN 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried ish (including all-you-can-eat walleye), chicken strips, shrimp • HOW MUCH $11, $6 for children

VFW Post 6274 WHERE 115 Mimosa Lane, Ballwin • MORE INFO 636527-9555 • WHEN 5-7:30 p.m. Fridays through April 14 • MENU Fried ish, fried and boiled shrimp, chicken strips • HOW MUCH $8$8.50, $10 per pound

VFW Post 6504 WHERE 406 Veterans Drive, Waterloo • MORE INFO 618-939-7999 • WHEN 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays yearround except holidays (11 a.m.-8 p.m. during Lent, including April 14) • MENU Fried ish, shrimp, chicken strips • HOW MUCH $9.50

VFW Post 7980 WHERE 200 Veterans Drive, Millstadt • MORE INFO 618476-1180 • WHEN 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays year-round • MENU Fried and baked ish • HOW MUCH $8.50, $5.75 sandwiches, $11 per pound

Wright City FFA Alumni WHERE Corner of Elm Street and Veterans Memorial Parkway, Wright City • MORE INFO 636-459-5515 • WHEN 11 a.m.-6 p.m. March 3, March 17 and March 31 • MENU Fried ish • HOW MUCH $8, $5 sandwiches

Zion Lutheran Church WHERE 123 Carson Road, Ferguson • MORE INFO 314-522-0100 • WHEN 4-7 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 25 (except April 14 and May 26) • MENU Fried ish, shrimp, chicken strips • HOW MUCH $6.50-$9.25, $3.50 sandwiches, $12 per pound

Zion United Methodist Church WHERE 1603 Union Road, South County • MORE INFO 314-631-6504 • WHEN 4-6:30 p.m. March 10, March 24 and April 7 • MENU Fried or baked ish • HOW MUCH $10

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Is it you, Wolverine? An atypical superhero lick, ‘Logan’ balances action sequences with quieter moments ★★★½ PHOTO: T WENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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ogan (Hugh Jackman) prefers not to be reminded of his days as Wolverine, the metal-clawed hero who fought alongside the X-Men while battling his own demons. Those days are far behind

him as he tends to sickly Professor X (Patrick Stewart) — and occasionally bickers with albino mutant Caliban (Stephen Merchant) — while struggling to maintain a low profile. But when you’re a guy like Logan, people have a way of seeking you out.

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TOP REDBOX RENTALS FOR FEB. 20 1 “Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate) 2 “Arrival” (Paramount) 3 “The Girl on the Train” (Universal) 4 “Manchester by the Sea” (Lionsgate) 5 “The Accountant” (Warner) 6 “Keeping Up With the Joneses” (Fox) 7 “Bad Santa 2” (Broadgreen) 8 “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” (Paramount) 9 “Boo! A Madea Halloween” (Lionsgate) 10 “The Secret Life of Pets” (Universal)

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But the years have taken their toll. He’s just not the same Wolverine, and he knows it. Yes, he’s still capable of making bad guys regret incurring his wrath. The problem is, his heart just isn’t in it. “Logan” isn’t the typical superhero flick. It’s more like a Western, with Jackman turning in a performance that’s reminiscent of Clint Eastwood in his Man With No Name days. Working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Scott Frank (“Out of Sight”) and Michael Green (“Green Lantern”), director James Mangold (“3:10 to Yuma”) delivers a film that Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen in “Logan” deftly balances the expected action sequences with quieter moments that illuminate One of them is Gabriela (Elizabeth character and allow the actors to Rodriguez), who’s taken a strange engage with one another emotionally. young girl named Laura (Dafne Keen) under her wing. Gabriela seeks Logan’s Can this really be a Wolverine movie? Don’t worry. Although the film is help in protecting the girl from evil a slow burn, be assured that there’s forces, but his first impulse is to resist plenty of well-executed mayhem. But getting involved. That’s before he it’s judiciously dispensed. discovers that he and the girl have far If this is indeed Jackman’s final apmore in common than he could ever pearance as Logan, he’s going out in have imagined. style. Inevitably, trouble comes looking for Laura, and Logan — with the WHAT “Logan” • RUN TIME 2:15 • RATING R • encouragement of Professor X — has CONTENT Violence, language and nudity no choice but to rise to the occasion.

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loise (Anna Kendrick) is conflicted about whether she should accept an invitation to a wedding. She has reason to believe that she’d be uncomfortable, but she’s also tempted to attend. Ultimately, she finds herself seated at a table alongside five other people who are, for diferent reasons, just as ill at ease as she is. Jerry and Bina (Craig Robinson and Lisa Kudrow), a married couple, bicker over whether the table has been designated for unwelcome guests. The elderly Jo (June Squibb) seems a bit too eager to please. Walter (Stephen Merchant) is a tall guy with an eccentric streak. And the teenage Renzo

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(Tony Revolori) just wishes he had been assigned to the singles table. Gradually the five begin to bond, with Eloise as their unoicial leader. That goes a long way toward keeping her mind of her old boyfriend Teddy (Wyatt Russell), who resents her presence and happens to be the bride’s brother. It’s always a good idea to make friends. But perhaps Eloise should have stayed home after all. “Table 19” never establishes much of a comic rhythm, lurching from scene to scene as it squanders its talented cast. It’s a surprising misfire coming from Mark and Jay Duplass, whose films as a writing-directing team include “Jef Who Lives

at Home” and “Cyrus.” But perhaps tellingly, on this film the Duplass brothers turned their script over to director Jefrey Blitz, who is best known for the wellregarded comedy “Rocket Science” (which starred Kendrick) and the Oscarnominated documentary “Spellbound.” This may simply be a case of comic sensibilities failing to mesh. Kendrick seems to be straining for laughs, and her cast mates come across as similarly challenged — with the exception of Revolori, who pretty much reprises his bemused character from “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” If being seated at Table 19 is a drag, watching the film of the same name is worse. WHAT “Table 19” • RUN TIME 1:27 • RATING PG-13 • CONTENT Thematic elements,

sexual content, drug use, language and nudity

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8. ‘La La Land’ Lionsgate, $4,689,292, 1,733 locations, $2,706 average, $140,949,357, 12 weeks.

1. ‘Get Out’ Universal, $33,377,060, 2,781 locations, $12,002 average, $33,377,060, 1 week.

9. ‘Split’ Universal, $4,098,990, 1,901 locations, $2,156 average, $130,823,885, 6 weeks.

4. ‘The Great Wall’ Universal, $9,125,960, 3,328 locations, $2,742 average, $34,831,600, 2 weeks.

2. ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Warner Bros., $19,208,097, 4,057 locations, $4,735 average, $133,214,675, 3 weeks.

10. ‘Lion’ The Weinstein Co., $3,832,257, 1,802 locations, $2,127 average, $42,840,594, 14 weeks.

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Octavia Spencer in “The Shack.”

God’s B&B Octavia Spencer stars in ‘he Shack,’ which presents inclusive, relaxed Christianity ★★ BY KATIE WALSH / TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

f Octavia Spencer is God, then Lord, take me to church. A folksy Spencer serving up homemade baked goods is the vision of the divine in “The Shack,” Stuart Hazeldine’s nondenominational, magical realist, faith-based drama. But it’s a dark and windy road to get to that beatific image, delving into the personal history of “Mack” Phillips (Sam Worthington), a wayward soul who’s been dealt a few bad cards in life, and needs a restorative stay in order get right with himself.

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Adapted by John Fusco, Andrew Lanham and Destin Cretton from the bestselling novel by William P. Young, the story is nested inside a flashback narrated by Tim McGraw’s character, a pastor named Willie, and takes a leisurely path to get to where it’s going. Mack had a rough childhood marred by domestic violence, forging his understanding of God as wrathful, punishing and judgmental. That worldview is further exacerbated by the abduction of his youngest daughter, Missy (Amélie Eve), snatched from under his nose during a family camping trip.

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Plunged into depression, Mack receives a mysterious invitation in the mail: a note from “Papa” (his wife’s name for God) inviting him to a weekend getaway at the shack where his daughter likely was killed. Seeking revenge, or at least some answers, he heads to the woods. There he’s greeted not by a child killer but by a trio of groovy spiritual teachers in a tropical wooded paradise: God, aka Papa (Spencer); Jesus (Avraham Aviv Alush); and the Holy Spirit Sarayu (Sumire). Is this heaven or this is Burning Man? It’s easy to have some flippant fun with the premise, and it’s needed, since the framing story is profoundly dark and depressing, rendered in the style of a soap opera or TV movie, heavy on voice-over, flashbacks and haunting memories. But once he’s at the God Spa, the things that Papa, Jesus and

God B&B? Worthington is an apt choice for this role. He’s always been a bit of a blank slate, a sponge to soak up every life lesson. His Mack feels empty, all the more ready to be filled with the positive vibes he gets from his new friends. The spiritual teachers spend the weekend reiterating to Mack that God doesn’t judge, God only loves, and impressing upon him the importance of forgiveness and compassion so that he can move beyond the tragedy that has left him “stuck” in that shack. Though the dialogue is written with all the finesse of a self-help book, and the visuals are a garish technicolor explosion, there are some nuggets of wisdom that do resonate, regardless of personal belief. WHAT “The Shack” • RUN TIME 2:12 • RATING PG-13 • CONTENT Thematic material including some violence

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Sarayu have to say are pretty profound. The brand of Christianity on display here is an idealized form of spirituality that’s inclusive, relaxed and open. The film knowingly features a Middle Eastern Jewish Jesus, for heaven’s sake. Faith-based films have been gaining traction in the industry, catering to an underserved audience. While they run the gamut of genre and tone, the presentation of Christian faith remains the same: positive, open, loving, ignoring any messy real-world politics that might be associated with modern Christianity. In this brightened vision, who wouldn’t want to reserve a stay in the


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‘Before I Fall’ focuses on bonds between girls ★★★ BY KATIE WALSH / TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

oasting themes that are both cerebral and philosophical, “Before I Fall” is a young-adult thriller that goes far beyond the surface level. Too often teenagers — girls, especially — are depicted onscreen as supericial, obsessed with the happygo-lucky lifestyle enabled by parental disposable income. But in “Before I Fall,” popularity contests are plagued by truly existential conundrums, with elevated stakes exacerbated by the leeting nature of youth, and questions about the nature of life itself go hand in hand with high school politics. There’s a supernaturalish twist that kicks of all of this questioning. “Before I Fall” borrows a premise from “Groundhog Day,” in that its protagonist, Samantha (Zoey Deutch), must relive the same Friday, over and over,

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of high school. Russo-Young puts the Paciic Northwest setting to work in casting an eerie, ethereal spell over the proceedings. Overcast skies evoke a ghostly pallor, and there’s a cold, moody otherworldliness that’s spooky, quiet and relective. Pop songs pierce through, placing us within the cycle: a morning alarm, a party jam. RussoYoung and editor Joe Landauer carefully expand and contract the repeated moments, picking out new pieces of information to parcel out each round. Deutch is supported by the likes of Halston Sage as mean girl Lindsay, Logan Miller as longtime pal Kent, and Medalion Rahimi and Cynthy Wu as the rest of her clique. But this is Deutch’s ilm — she carries the emotional journey, as Sam is the only one who knows she’s in a doomed time loop. WHAT “Before I Fall” • RUN TIME 1:39 • RATING PG-13 • CONTENT Mature thematic

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In ‘Kedi,’ Istanbul embraces its feline neighbors ★★ BY VANESSA H. LARSON / SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON POST

ari the hustler, Duman the gentleman, Bengu the lover, Psikopat the psycho — they may sound like characters straight out of a gangster movie, but they are, in fact, some of the colorful felines proiled in “Kedi,” an endearing documentary about Istanbul’s street cats. For centuries, if not millennia, street cats have roamed Istanbul, where they are not merely tolerated for their rodentcontrolling abilities but beloved by the city’s human inhabitants, who feed them and form close attachments to them. Foreign visitors likewise have been captivated by the ubiquitous presence of cats in Turkey’s largest city. Turks delighted when, on a state visit by President Barack Obama to Turkey in 2009, he famously bent down to pet one of the strays living in the Hagia Sophia church,

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a well-known landmark. In “Kedi” (Turkish for “cat”), director Ceyda Torun proiles seven kitties across the city — each one a ixture in the community — and the residents who have developed relationships with them. The TurkishAmerican ilmmaker, who says Istanbul’s street cats helped her avoid loneliness as a child, does not identify her human subjects by name, although she does the cats. There is, for example, Gamsiz the player, a blackand-white male living in the trendy Cihangir neighborhood who solicits food, afection and occasional shelter from a handful of area residents, including a cheerful baker who describes himself as Gamsiz’s “main human,” saying he has a running tab with all the nearby vets. The human-feline interactions in the ilm

can be quite tender, particularly when the interview subjects — who frequently ascribe human personality traits to their four-legged friends — relect on what the creatures have brought to their lives, whether in the form of companionship or even a sense of purpose. One woman says that cooking 20 pounds of chicken a day for dozens of local cats has helped heal her emotional wounds. Though pleasant to watch, Torun’s feature debut feels more like a meandering montage than a structured narrative, and it could easily be half as long. There is disappointingly little in the way of historical and cultural context to help explain the role of cats in Istanbul’s urban fabric. “Kedi” isn’t for everyone’s taste. But for cat lovers who can’t get enough of on-screen felines, you could say it’s purr-fectly charming. WHAT “Kedi” • RUN TIME 1:20 • RATING Unrated • CONTENT One

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ ★★★½ PG-13 • 2:12 • Eddie Redmayne stars as a creature-collecting wizard in this extension of the “Harry Potter” franchise. It’s a terriic ilm in its own right. Directed by David Yates. CW ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ R • 1:55 • A reunion between Christian and Ana is threatened by a shady character from his past. With Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden. Written by Niall Leonard; based on the novel by E L James. Directed by James Foley. Not reviewed. LOS ANGELES TIMES

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‘The Great Wall’ PG-13 • 1:43 • Historic action-thriller about warriors making a heroic stand on China’s most famous structure. With Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau. Written by Carlo Bernard & Doug Miro and Tony Gilroy; story by Max Brooks and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz. Directed by Zhang Yimou. Not reviewed. LOS ANGELES TIMES

‘Hidden Figures’ ★★★ PG • 2:07 • Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae star in this fact-based comedydrama about AfricanAmerican women and their contributions to NASA in the 1960s. With Kevin Costner. Directed by Theodore Meli (“St. Vincent”). CW

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movie featuring an “American Idol”-like competition is at its best when animals are singing pop hits. Too much time is spent on underdeveloped characters, including an optimistic koala trying to save his business. JM

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‘A United Kingdom ★★★ PG-13 • 1:51 • David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this factbased drama about an African prince who falls in love with an Englishwoman. Poignant and wellacted. Directed by Amma Asante (“Belle”). CW

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Traditionally modern Nixta, Ben Poremba’s Mexican venture, is one of St. Louis’ best, most exciting recent restaurant additions ★★★½ BY IAN FROEB / RESTAURANT CRITIC / IFROEB@POST-DISPATCH.COM

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some meat, something green, salsa. Nixta executive chef Tello Carreon starts his tlayuda ($12) with a flour tortilla but then leads the dish into a farmers market at peak summer lushness. As a base he uses a carrotcoriander salsa. The cheese is burrata. The whole thing he showers with fresh herbs and toasted seeds. It’s brilliant in flavor and texture, verdant and creamy and snapping. If

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your idea of Mexican cuisine is a hardshell taco and a frozen margarita, the first bite will be like turning on a 4K flat-screen after a lifetime of UHF stations on a tube TV. Near the end of Nixta’s menu, outlined in red after the other savory courses and before the desserts, is the Mole Negro de Abulelita Concepcion ($29). Abulelita Concepcion is Carreon’s grandmother. When he was growing up in Guanajuato, Mexico, he first developed an interest in food watching his grandmother and mother cooking and laughing together in the kitchen. His recipe follows hers, with beef cheeks braised to the consistency of softened butter in a thick, dark mole rich with cofee and chocolate and laced with chile and spices.

It’s a dish so bottomless in its layered and intermingled flavors you could dedicate your career to studying it and it alone. You will dedicate many tortillas to sopping up every last drop. Taut between the tlayuda at one end and the mole negro at the other is the tension that defines Nixta, a restaurant that honors traditional and specifically regional and even more specifically personal Mexican cuisine — but that also aspires to a place among St. Louis’ most ambitious modern restaurants. The ambition is expected: Nixta is the latest venture from Ben Poremba, the chef-restaurateur who over the past five years has transformed the intersection of McRee and Tower Grove avenues in the city’s Botanical Heights neighborhood with his upscale flagship restaurant Elaia, its adjacent wine bar Olio and pastry chef Simone Faure’s La Patisserie Chouquette. Nixta replaces another Poremba project, Old Standard Fried Chicken, which closed last summer after not quite two years. The layout of the narrow space remains the same, with the bar (a retrofitted garage bay) leading into a small dining room. The walls have received a fresh coat of contrasting aqua and orange paint. The feel is casual, more Olio than Elaia. (Poremba himself, who also opened the Italian restaurant Parigi in Clayton last year, has taken a step back from the kitchen and embraced the role of proprietor. He was working the front of the house during my visits to Nixta and, alas, saw me each time.) Carreon worked previously at Pueblo Solis in St. Louis Hills and the late Central West End restaurant Terrene. Most recently, he worked for Poremba at Elaia for several years, rising to the position of chef de cuisine. And if Nixta’s vibe is more laid-back and its prices lower than Elaia’s, some of its food wouldn’t look out of place on a four-star restaurant’s table.

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Aguachile ($12) delivers plump scallops, cured in butter and tea, and cooked sous vide, in a vivid green broth of herbs, cucumber, bergamot and serrano chile. It’s a gorgeous dish — like a Monet lily floating on the water — which you’ll quickly demolish as you slurp up the delicate, floral, teasingly spicy broth. Carreon’s rif on a taco al pastor ($14) features a slab of confit pork belly about the size of a Snickers bar dressed with caramelized pineapple and pico de gallo. This doesn’t try to replicate the flavor of an al-pastor taco so much as to attenuate the contrast between the lusciousness of the pork and the sweetness of the pineapple. Other dishes follow the rustic path of the mole negro. For the cochinita pibil ($16), Carreon rubs pork shoulder with a paste of achiote seasoning and guajillo and Chimayo chiles, wraps it in banana leaves and cooks it overnight in the wood-fired oven on Olio’s patio. The meat tastes of pig and fire and citrus and smoky, fruity chile heat. There are salsas on the side, but the meat needs only a dab of anything more. As tender and flavorful as the cochinita pibil, and also cooked overnight, is the pulled-shoulder meat in an order of lamb tacos ($16). A guajillo-chile salsa is the perfect accent, simultaneously contrasting and sharpening, for the lamb’s naturally verdant flavor. The sturgeon fajitas ($26) are perched somewhere between elegant

and rustic. Slices of impeccable sturgeon — seared edges, snow-white flesh — sit atop a parsnip puree with esquites (a sort of relish of corn and charred chiles) and an intriguing cashew and black-garlic salsa as accents. It’s showy on the plate, but you still fold it all into a tortilla to eat. In what I assume is an unintended irony, Nixta serves a pineapple-marinated fried chicken (Pollo Empanado, $18) that’s more distinctive than Old Standard’s (very good) fried chicken was. Compared to Nixta’s other dishes, though, its nofrills plating over seasoned rice doesn’t stand out. Tequila and mezcal are the centerpieces of the beverage program. There are margaritas, of course: the house ($10), a version with mezcal ($12) and with Casamigos tequila ($14). To my taste, the mezcal margarita packs the most punch; the top-shelf version is a touch too restrained. Carreon’s desserts fall squarely into the homey tradition. Capirotada ($7) is a heady, cinnamon-kissed bread pudding. The flan ($6) might as well be a diferent dish altogether as light as it is compared to the commonplace version of the dessert. The flan is Carreon’s subtle mic drop. Nixta is one of the most exciting and best restaurants to open in St. Louis in recent years. WHERE Nixta, 1621 Tower Grove Avenue • MORE INFO 314-899-9000; nixtastl.com • MENU

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iTunes, or you could borrow my copy.) Kevin Williamson (“Dawson’s Creek”), who adapted the movie for ABC, knew what pressure he was under. He felt it even more because he’s a big fan. “Huge,” he says. “The movie changed my life when I was a kid.” Williamson cast Freddie Stroma (“unReal”) as Herbert George Wells, whom we meet as, for the first time, he shows his friends the untried time machine he has built in his basement. It’s 1893 London, and they pooh-pooh the invention even after he explains how it ought to work. Shortly thereafter, Scotland Yard arrives in search of the person who just cut up a prostitute nearby. We already know the culprit, because we saw the crime: It’s Dr. John Leslie Stevenson (Josh Bowman of “Revenge”), a well-respected surgeon with bloody butcher knives in his doctor’s bag. If this sounds familiar, that’s because it’s faithfully the opener of the movie, continuing as Stevenson escapes to the present in the time machine, which bounces back for Wells to follow. From there, though, Williamson promises, the series becomes its own thing. The time is now 2017, and Amy Robbins is now Jane Walker (Genesis Rodriguez), curator of a New York museum exhibit about Wells. They meet cute when Wells arrives in the time machine, and the rest, you might say, is history — or whatever you call future history. Like the movie, “Time After Time” the TV series mixes action and romance with a touch of social commentary. Wells was a utopian, believing that

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a perfect society would be achieved, and here he is horrified to learn what the world has become in a century and a quarter. In one of the most powerful scenes in the first hour, he sits in a New York hotel bar and is moved to tears by a barrage of news clips. As disappointed as Wells is by the future he discovers, Stevenson is equally happy, embracing the worst that the 21st century has to ofer. Still, “Time After Time” isn’t cynical, Williamson said when ABC introduced the series to TV critics this winter in Los Angeles. “We let our characters explore the world around them ... but it’s meant to be an escape,” Williamson said, adding that “we try to keep it honest and emotional and grounded via our characters and the love story.” This “Time After Time” also has a serialized element, as today’s dramas often do. Not only will Wells be trying to stop Stevenson (shall we call him Jack or the Ripper?) while courting Jane, but a character played by Nicole Ari Parker drops a big surprise at the end of the first episode (the only one available for preview at press time). The biggest fans of the movie may have a couple of complaints. Bowman is too handsome to be so evil. Stroma and Rodriguez aren’t McDowell and Steenburgen. But this new “Time After Time,” charming and engaging, does the very best thing it could do: It respects (and doesn’t ruin) the movie. WHAT “Time After Time” • WHEN 8-10 p.m. Sunday • WHERE ABC • MORE INFO abc. go.com/shows/time-after-time

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So, we think this theory is nonsense. The purpose of hydraulic transmission f luid is threefold: It transfers the power from the engine to the wheels; it lubricates all the parts of the transmission; and it keeps those parts cool. And for every one of those tasks, new, clean f luid is better than old, crusty f luid with old pieces of broken-off transmission in it. So, not changing the f luid after a certain mileage is like telling your 96-year-old grandfather, “We’re not going to feed you anymore, Pappy, because it might cause more problems.” Good maintenance includes changing the f luids at the mileage inter vals that the manufacturer recommends — no matter how old the car is. And you’re more likely to drive it into old age if you drive it gently and follow the maintenance schedule.

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2007 Toyota Camry LE

2010 Dodge Nitro SE

#78200B

# 78266B

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$

9,490

2007 Lexus IS 250

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12,990

2015 Chevrolet Malibu LS w/1LS

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2008 Hummer H3

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12,990

2012 Buick LaCrosse

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7,490

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10,990

$

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#39050A

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2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L SEL

$

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7,990

#10773A

2011 Kia Sportage

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$

$

$

15,490

#78261A

15,490

2013 Kia Sportage LX AWD

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11,490

2013 Nissan Altima 3.5

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13,990

2013 Nissan Rogue S

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15,490

2013 Dodge Charger SE

#77642A

#26408C

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2011 Ford Explorer Limited

17,990

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$

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16,990

2015 Buick LaCrosse

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$

19,990

17,490

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$

8,490

2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

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2007 Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring Conv. #11070A

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$

13,990

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2016 Buick Encore

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15,990

2015 Mazda 6 iSport

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15,990

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2012 Audi A4 2.0T Premium

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$

2008 Chevrolet Impala LS

#95427A

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#8984C

$

9,990

2009 Infiniti G37x

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$

2004 Lexus RX 330

#27222A

20,990

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$

21,990

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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

#27174A

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2005 Honda Accord

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2012 HONDA CIVIC EX

Stk. #47200-1

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE

2014 NISSAN SENTRA SV

$

Stk. #67224-2

Stk. #94682

$

6,997

Stk. #46083-2

10,397

16

2007 DODGE NITRO 4WD R/T

2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT

Stk. #67529-1

2008 SATURN OUTLOOK

$9,397 Stk. #47260-1

2WD XR

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8,397

Stk. #94657-1

$

6,397

$

8,995

Stk. #46414-1

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$

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Stk. #67468-1

2010 NISSAN VERSA S

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6,397

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$

11,397


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2009 CHEVROLET COBALT LT Coupe

Stk. #67609-1

$5,995

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2012 DODGE JOURNEY SE 2WD Stk. #47316-1

$10,397

2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA Stk. #46286-6

$8,997

2004 LEXUS RX 330 AWD Stk. #47425-5

2012 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0 Stk. #47394-1

$9,397

Stk. #94452-1

$6,397

2010 HONDA FIT SPORT

$8,397

Stk. #46462-3

2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SE Stk. #66849-1

$7,995

2010 PONTIAC G6

2008 HONDA CIVIC EX Stk. #47692-1

Family Owned and Operated Since 1979!

$10,995

2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX 2WD LT

$6,995

Stk. #67323-3

$9,997

5625 Veterans Memorial Pkwy Saint Peters, MO 63376 2007 BMW X5 4.8i Stk. #67464-1

2008 FORD FOCUS S

$10,397

Stk. #47517-1

$5,997

844-339-6739 StCharlesNissan.com 2006 BUICK LUCERNE CXL Stk. #46636-1

2007 TOYOTA COROLLA CE

$5,397

2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 2WD LT Stk. #47067-1

$9,995 17

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2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Stk. #67529-1

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2009 TOYOTA YARIS

2011 NISSAN SENTRA 2.0 S

$7,995

Stk. #66775-2

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Lou Fusz subaru • ST PETERS 4440 N. service rd. • st. peters, Mo 63376

All used vehicles come with a complete CARFAX vehicle history report 9,322

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$

9,755

$

2006 CHRYSLER PACIFICA TOURING

2010 HONDA CIVIC LX-S

2012 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

Backup camera, keyless entry Stk# X17636A

Alloy wheels, IIhs top safety pick Stk # X17756M

Keyless Entry, Bluetooth Stk # X2789JAT

14,412

11,999

$

2012 VOLKSWAGEN GLI

2009 SUBARU IMPREZA WAGON GT

2014 TOYOTA CAMRY SE

heated seats, moonroof Stk# X17617B

heated seats,moonroof Stk # X2827P

Bluetooth, 1 Owner Stk # X17696A

$

$

17,000

$

16,187

$

13,815

16,940

$

2013 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5i LIMITED

2012 SUBARU IMPREZA WAGON WRX

2013 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5i LIMITED

certiied, leather seats Stk # X2787M

Bluetooth, New Battery Stk # X17420B

heated seats Stk # X17712A

17,642

$

20,084

22,969

$

$

23,921

$

2015 SUBARU XV CROSSTREK LIMITED

2015 SUBARU LEGACY 2.5I LIMITED

2012 SUBARU LEGACY 3.6R LIMITED

2014 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA250

certiied,heated seats Stk # X17594A

Certiied, leather ,blind spot sensor Stk # X17597A

Certiied, Low Miles Stk # X2811P

1 owner, priced below average Stk # X17585A

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Find your next certiied pre-owned vehicle at

Lou Fusz Chevrolet PRE-OWNED SUPER CENTER Over 900 Pre-owned to choose from at Fusz.com 11,813

$

11,824

$

12,139

$

2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE LS

2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1LT

2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1LT

1 owner, Bluetooth Stk# C11013P

40,560 Miles, 38mpg Stk# C11000P

1 owner, Bluetooth Stk# C11017P

15,198

$

14,258

$

13,814

$

12,603

$

2014 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1LT 38Mpg, 40,865 Miles Stk# C11015P

15,274

$

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT

2014 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS

1 Owner, Low Miles Stk# C11042P

19,546 Miles, 36mpg Stk# C11007P

*Low Miles* *Keyless Start Stk# C11038P

1 owner, 32mpg Stk# C11004P

$

15,330

15,491

$

$

15,524

$

16,807

2014 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS

2014 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS

2014 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT

Low miles, 1 owner Stk# C10983P

34,747 miles, 1 owner Stk# C10978P

1 Owner, Bluetooth, Low Miles Stk# C11026P

29,563 miles, 1 owner Stk# C11031P

16,865

$

26,951

$

17,257

$

$

30,332

2014 GMC TERRAIN SLE

2014 GMC TERRAIN SLE

2016 CHEVROLET COLORADO

2012 GMC YUKON DENALI

Backup Camera, 37,395 Miles Stk# C11035P

Backup Camera, Bluetooth Stk# C11001P

4X4, Backup Camera Stk# C10915Q

All Wheel Drive* *Bluetooth* *Navigation* *Heated Seats Stk# C11028FIT

5120 N Service Rd. St. Peters, MO www.LouFuszChevrolet.com

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2012 CHEVY SONIC

2012 CHEVY CRUZE

2009 CHEVY EQUINOX

LT trim, Hatchback Stk # 48712-1

Must see!! Stk # 24099-1

LTZ, Sunroof, Leather Stk # 48149-1

15,900

13,990

$

13,990

2015 CHEVY CRUZE LT Trim, Turbo Stk # P3590

$

18,990

2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOX

2016 CHEVY MALIBU

2011 BUICK ENCLAVE

2014 GMC TERRAIN

4 cyl , 73,501 Miles Stk # 23892-2

Limited LT Stk # P3599

Navigation, Sunroof Stk # 24130-1

SLT-1 trim , 48,386 Miles Stk # 48441-1

19,900

$

18,900

$

22,900

$

2014 CHEVY CAMARO

2014 GMC TERRAIN

2016 FORD ESCAPE FWD

V6, Sharp!! Stk # P3646

32mpg, SLT-2 Stk # P3570

Titanium pkg, low miles Stk # P3580-1

26,900

$

S CAR

16,900

$

$

$

WEY BUU SED!!

10,888

$

27,900

$

33,900

$

24,888

$

2016 GMC TERRAIN SLT Stk # P3618

34,900

$

2013 CHEVY SILVERADO

2011 GMC SIERRA

2013 CHEVY SUBURBAN LTZ

2014 CHEVY SILVERADO

lt, crew cab,5.3 ,39k Stk # 23839-3

SLT, 4x4 39k Miles Stk # 48214-1

NAV, S/Roof, Leather, AWD Stk # 48080-1

2500, Diesel, 4x4, C/C Stk # 48347-1

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2007 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

2006 CADILLAC STS

2005 TOYOTA COROLLA S

2011 MAZDA CX-7

122,244 miles.

147,202 miles.

72,155 miles.

87,553 MILES

10,990

$

11,990

$

12,990

13,990

$

$

2011 FORD FUSION SEL

2013 FORD FUSION SE

2014 NISSAN SENTRA SV

2010 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LTZ

83,922 MILES

67,082 MILES

25,574 miles.

86,977 miles.

14,990

15,990

$

$

17,990

$

16,990

$

2015 CHEVROLET IMPALA LIMITED LT

2011 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LTZ

2013 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

18,642 miles.

72,693 miles.

63,928 miles.

67,187 miles.

21,990

$

24,990

$

47,990

$

34,990

$

2015 AUDI A3 1.8T PREMIUM

2013 FORD FLEX LIMITED

2013 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED RUBICON

2013 FORD F-150 SVT RAPTOR TRUCK SUPERCREW CAB

49,344 miles.

62,566 miles.

39,853 miles.

25,827 miles.

More than 100 Pre-Owned Vehicles to Choose from at: 10340 Manchester Rd. Kirkwood, MO

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14410 MANCHESTER ROAD MANCHESTER, MO 63011 SALES (636) 200-2822 SERVICE (877) 589-2738 • PARTS (877) 606-3265 CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED SALE

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$7,850

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$11,822

2003 Bmw 525i

2009 hyundai Santa Fe

2012 cheVy traVerSe lt

2009 VolVo xc90 3.2 awd

124k, Stk # 183822

White/Blk Leather Stk # 186062

All wheel drive Stk # 183261

Oyster ext. / Beige int., Leather seats, Loaded

$13,780

$18,850

$19,800

$20,500

2011 VolVo c30 t5

2013 VolVo xc90

2010 jeep wrangler unlimted

2014 VolVo S60 t5

62k, keyless entry, Stk # P4127

Dvd bronze/blond, 1 owner Stk # 184691

V6,4x4 Stk # 186591

Remote keyless entry, 30mpg Stk # L1220

$21,500

$22,820

$22,825

$12,850

$23,870

2014 VolVo S60 t5

2014 gmc acadia

2012 toyota highlander

2014 VolVo S60 t5 Sedan

14K, Certiied Stk # L1217

Slt Awd Khaki/Grey, Leather 71K Stk # P40661

Slvr/Grey Lthr Ltd 82K Stk # 185231

35,322 Miles Stk # L1257

$29,890

$35,880

$26,939

$28,800

2016 Ford edge titanium

2017 VolVo S60 t5 dynamic

2013 VolVo c70 t5 conVertiBle

2015 VolVo xc60 t6

26,613 Miles, Hands-Free Lift Gate, Premium Sound Stk # P4145

9,696 Miles, Turbo, 36 MPG Stk # L1262

24,829 Miels, Turbocharged, Leather Stk # L1251

28,138 Miles, Moonroof, Late Model Stock # L1253

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2011 PORSCHE PANAMERA HB AWD

2016 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT QUAD CAB

2015 FORD MUSTANG PREMIUM

Leather Seats, Navigation, Back Up Camera, Alloys, ABS Brakes, Power Moonroof, 3.6 liter, 7-Speed Auto. Priced to Sell at Only $38,995

1 Owner, V-8 Hemi, Alloy Wheels, Bed Liner, ABS Brakes, UConnect Bluetooth. Only 23xxx Miles!

Fully Loaded, 1 Owner, H/C Leather Seats, SiriusXM, Turbo EcoBoost, Power Convertible Roof, 2.3 liter. Payments Under $400 a month.*

2013 FORD F-150 XLT CREW CAB

2014 MERCEDES BENZ CLA250

2013 LEXUS GS 350

Only 31xxx Miles, 4x4, Bed Liner, V-8, Tow Package, ABS Brakes, 5.0 liter, Remote Keyless Entry. Priced at only $27,995*

Premium Audio w/ Harman Kardon Sound, 2.0 liter, Heated Leather Seats, 1 Owner, Sport Alloys, 22xxx Miles. Priced at $28,495 *

Heated & Cooled Leather Seats, Drivers Assistant Package, Power Moonroof, V-6, Navigation, Back Up Camera. Only $29,995.*

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2009 CADILLAC ESCALADE 2WD

2009 PORSCHE CAYENNE GTS AWD

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2008 JEEP LIBERTY LIMITED EDITION Stk# U2068

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2010 LINCOLN MKS

$

10,561

2010 LINCOLN MKX

Stk# U2054

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12,872

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11,737

$

$

13,520

Stk# U2189

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13,389

$

14,566

SALE PRICE

$

11,997

Stk# C161078A

$

SALE PRICE

13,448

$

14,279

$

15,559

2013 TOYOTA PRIUS TWO

Stk# C162043A

SALE PRICE

13,682

$

2011 TOYOTA AVALON LIMITED EDITION

$

Stk# J157045A

2009 BMW 3 SERIES 328I XDRIVE

2009 JAGUAR XF LUXURY

2008 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC LIMITED Stk# R161100A

Stk# U2205

2014 DODGE AVENGER SE

2010 DODGE CHALLENGER SE Stk# C161143A

2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO LT LT1

Stk# J166140B

SALE PRICE

2007 DODGE RAM 3500

Stk# U2168

SALE PRICE

14,992

$

Stk# D162055B

SALE PRICE

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2015 KIA SOUL BASE

Stk# TH105

SALE PRICE

2016 NISSAN SENTRA SV

12,777

$

2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LIMITED EDITION Stk# N14881A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

10,977

$

SALE PRICE

12,677

Stk# P6623

SALE PRICE

20,577

$

Stk# TH069

SALE PRICE

7,777

$

14,577

Stk# TH103

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

16,777

Stk# TH071

SALE PRICE

$

12,677

$

12,977

$

13,577

2014 KIA OPTIMA LX

$

12,677

2015 KIA OPTIMA LX

$

Stk# P6633

2013 KIA OPTIMA LX

2013 KIA OPTIMA LX

2015 NISSAN ALTIMA S

Stk# P6629

SALE PRICE

$

2013 NISSAN LEAF S

2015 NISSAN ALTIMA SL

Stk# P6634

Stk# P6627

2015 NISSAN ALTIMA SV

Stk# TH112

SALE PRICE

2015 KIA OPTIMA LX

$

14,677

Stk# TH116

SALE PRICE

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2014 GMC TERRAIN SLE SLE-1 Stk# B1943

SALE PRICE

2016 NISSAN MURANO SV

15,990

$

2013 GMC ACADIA DENALI Stk# B1953

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

30,490

$

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

24,290

15,390

$

Stk# W4320A

SALE PRICE

$

13,390

17,490

SALE PRICE

$

19,990

Stk# B1942

SALE PRICE

$

16,990

$

18,490

$

20,090

2016 NISSAN ROGUE SV

Stk# B1934

SALE PRICE

$

13,890

2014 NISSAN SENTRA SR

$

Stk# B1886

2014 GMC TERRAIN SLE SLE-1

2014 NISSAN ALTIMA S

2014 NISSAN ROGUE S Stk# B1950

Stk# B1939

2014 KIA OPTIMA LX

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT LT1 Stk# B1920

2014 KIA OPTIMA SX

Stk# B1940

SALE PRICE

2011 NISSAN ARMADA PLATINUM EDITION

Stk# B1952

SALE PRICE

$

12,990

Stk# W1375A

SALE PRICE

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2013 HYUNDAI VELOSTER

Stk# 27057B

SALE PRICE

2015 INFINITI QX80

$

11,490

2013 BMW 7 SERIES 750LI XDRIVE Stk# 27525A

SALE PRICE

$

SALE PRICE

48,990

$

38,990

$

SALE PRICE

8,490

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE LATITUDE

Stk# 78457A

SALE PRICE

54,990

$

17,990

SALE PRICE

$

19,990

Stk# 78469A

SALE PRICE

$

25,490

$

20,990

$

13,990

2011 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED EDITION

Stk# 94677M

SALE PRICE

12,990

$

2012 CHRYSLER 200 TOURING

$

Stk# 26424M

2014 FORD EXPLORER SPORT

2009 INFINITI G37

Stk# 77336B

SALE PRICE

Stk# 78442A

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI

2012 MAZDA MAZDA3 I TOURING

Stk# 27465A

2013 DODGE CHARGER SXT PLUS

Stk# 27335A

SALE PRICE

2007 MAZDA MIATA GRAND TOURING

Stk# 77717A

SALE PRICE

$

9,990

Stk# 11070A

SALE PRICE

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2017 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT LT2 Stk# P6062

SALE PRICE

2015 CHEVROLET TRAX LT 1LT

$

28,469

2013 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT LT2 Stk# 40576A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

Stk# 380999A

SALE PRICE

$

17,669

2007 CHEVROLET COBALT LS

$

14,518

2012 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LS Stk# P6057A

2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT LT1

17,676

2002 CHEVROLET MALIBU

Stk# 40590A

SALE PRICE

5,541

$

4,969

$

SALE PRICE

10,969

Stk# P5994A

SALE PRICE

$

29,469

$

10,976

$

27,692

2009 BUICK LUCERNE CX

Stk# 40652A

SALE PRICE

8,881

$

2013 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS

Stk# 40599A

SALE PRICE

$

2014 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT LT1

2009 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS

$

Stk# 40694A

Stk# P5998A

SALE PRICE

2013 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED SPORT

Stk# 40550A

SALE PRICE

$

14,996

Stk# P6010

SALE PRICE

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2000 BUICK LESABRE LIMITED EDITION

2006 TOYOTA TACOMA

$

Stk# 14748

SALE PRICE

1,595

$

Stk# 250739

SALE PRICE

9,995

2016 JEEP COMPASS SPORT

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

8,989

Stk# 155792

SALE PRICE

$

17,990

Stk# 4378

SALE PRICE

$

12,995

28,469

Stk# 160392

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

9,471

$

Stk# P8647

SALE PRICE

$

13,762

$

22,249

$

32,490

2011 HONDA PILOT EXL

$

19,995

2015 LINCOLN MKC

$

Stk# G95028A

2014 TOYOTA PRIUS C TWO

2009 FORD F-150 LARIAT

2017 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT LT2 Stk# P6062

SALE PRICE

$

2015 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS LS1

2011 JEEP PATRIOT

Stk# F719

Stk# X161501A

2013 DODGE DART SE

Stk# Q2525AH

SALE PRICE

2014 CADILLAC SRX PERFORMANCE

$

29,990

Stk# C8354

SALE PRICE

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2011 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED

$

Stk# AT1793A

SALE PRICE

7,995

2008 LAND ROVER LR3 SE Stk# DL1532

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

12,985

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

10,495

$

7,495

Stk# DL1475

SALE PRICE

$

16,985

13,495

SALE PRICE

$

14,995

Stk# DL1526

SALE PRICE

$

11,990

$

11,995

2008 AUDI A4 2.0T

Stk# DL1476

SALE PRICE

$

7,990

2008 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

$

Stk# AT1817

2008 BMW 5 SERIES 528I

2006 HONDA CR-V EX

2013 HYUNDAI SONATA LIMITED EDITION Stk# AT1942

Stk# V170456A

2011 BMW X5 XDRIVE50I

2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 1500 LT Stk# DL1517

2015 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS

2009 LINCOLN MKS

Stk# Y3388

SALE PRICE

2014 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA S

Stk# DL1428

SALE PRICE

$

4,895

Stk# V170444A

SALE PRICE

$

11,995

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2014 HONDA ACCORD LX

2014 HONDA CR-V LX

Stk# TH013

SALE PRICE

$

18,100

2015 HONDA CIVIC SE Stk# TH040

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

16,000

SALE PRICE

16,000

Stk# X3137

SALE PRICE

$

17,500

Stk# H170503A

SALE PRICE

14,800

$

19,000

Stk# X3103

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

10,800

Stk# TH097

SALE PRICE

$

19,000

2012 FORD FOCUS SE

11,500

$

2014 TOYOTA PRIUS V THREE

$

Stk# H160875A

2014 HONDA CR-V EX

2008 BMW 1 SERIES 128I

2016 KIA SEDONA LX Stk# X3113

SALE PRICE

$

2014 HONDA CIVIC LX

2015 FORD FUSION SE Stk# X3127

Stk# H170474A

2012 HONDA CIVIC LX

Stk# H162401A

SALE PRICE

8,500

$

2008 INFINITI G35

19,000

$

Stk# DL1538

SALE PRICE

8,000

$

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2015 FORD FOCUS SE Stk# AT1814

SALE PRICE

2005 LEXUS RX 330

12,555

$

2011 FORD F-150 LARIAT Stk# F161165A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

26,999

$

SALE PRICE

9,888

Stk# AT1885

SALE PRICE

17,799

$

Stk# F171158A

SALE PRICE

15,999

$

11,999

Stk# F152475A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

12,999

$

Stk# Z1880

SALE PRICE

7,555

$

2016 FORD FIESTA SE

39,444

$

2015 FORD EDGE SPORT

$

Stk# F170475A

2008 PONTIAC G6

2015 FORD F-150 PLATINUM

2014 FORD FOCUS SE Stk# AT1865

SALE PRICE

$

2016 FORD FUSION SE

2014 FORD ESCAPE SE Stk# F171392A

Stk# F161395A

2013 FORD FUSION SE

Stk# AT1913

SALE PRICE

12,444

$

2014 FORD FUSION SE

32,999

$

Stk# AT1847

SALE PRICE

15,555

$

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2017 TOYOTA PRIUS FOUR Stk# T170258

SALE PRICE

2017 TOYOTA CAMRY SE

$

33,860

2016 TOYOTA SEQUOIA PLATINUM Stk# T160201

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

66,480

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

28,474

$

$

37,661

Stk# T170265

SALE PRICE

24,722

$

17,915

SALE PRICE

$

29,548

Stk# T170065

SALE PRICE

$

36,723

$

23,018

$

24,444

2017 TOYOTA COROLLA XLE

Stk# T170115

SALE PRICE

26,336

$

2016 TOYOTA RAV4 XLE

$

Stk# T170409

2017 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD SPORT

2017 TOYOTA CAMRY SE

2017 TOYOTA YARIS IA BASE Stk# T170218

Stk# T170267

2017 TOYOTA CAMRY LE

2017 TOYOTA TACOMA TRD OFF ROAD Stk# T170319

2017 TOYOTA RAV4 XLE

Stk# T170348

SALE PRICE

2017 TOYOTA CAMRY LE

Stk# T160189

SALE PRICE

27,539

$

Stk# T170335

SALE PRICE

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2015 Acura TLX

2011 Audi Q7

2010 BMW X3

2010 Buick LaCrosse

2012 Buick LaCrosse

2009 Cadillac CTS

Tech Package, 26K Miles, Black, #B8373A

S-line Prestige Quattro Stk #B7926

Black, Panoramic Roof, Auto, #V17313A

#45046-1

$9,997

1 Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified Pre-Owned, Remote Start #39050A

One Owner, Local Trade, Premium Wheels, #C16048A

$15,490

$12,990

$29,490

$33,900

$15,490

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Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2010 Acura TSXL 2.4

2001 BMW 325Ci

2007 BMW X5

2016 Buick Lacrosse

2006 Buick Lucerne CXL

2010 Cadillac CTS

Technology Pkg, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified #9021A

Auto, Very Well Maintained, #B8215A

#67464-1

FWD, Leather, 35K Miles, Silver Stk# P05984

Stk #46636-1

$5,995

Moonroof, Heated Seats, Bose Sound System, #C8329A

$21,900

$11,597

$13,490

$6,490

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2013 Audi A3

2011 BMW 328I

2008 Buick Enclave CX

2016 Buick Lacrosse

2016 Buick Verano

2005 Cadillac CTS

Automatic, AWD, #B8384

White/Beige, HS #L12451

Stk #67071-1

$19,490

$9,397

Power Door Locks, Cruise Control, CD Player, #38092

Leather Seats,#45984AA

$15,870

FWD, Leather, White, 29K Miles Stk# P05986

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$23,990

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2013 Audi A4 Quatro

2007 BMW 3 Series

2012 Buick Enclave

2016 Buick Lacrosse

2013 Buick Verano

Silver, Only 35K Miles, Just Arrived! #X3128A

Black, Only 81K Miles, Call Now, #H170415A

Leather, #48453-1

FWD, Leather, White, 29K Miles Stk# P05985

1 Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified Pre-Owned #38151A

$10,000

$16,990

$22,990

$23,500

$16,990

$14,490

$11,990

$7,754 Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

2009 Cadillac DTS

Leather Seats, CD Player, Power Windows, #V17169C

$9,490

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2012 Audi A4 2.0T

2010 BMW X3

2013 Buick Encore

2007 Buick LaCrosse CX

2014 Cadillac ATS

2011 Cadillac Escalade

Premium Plus, One Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, AWD #27501A

Black, Panoramic Roof, Leather, #V17313A

AWD, Leather, Local Trade, Certified #C17038B

Only 72K Miles, Nice Car! Hurry In! #H170558A

4 Door, Black, Only 18K Miles, Call Now! #X3145

AWD, Black, 103K Miles, 22" Chrome Wheels, Navigation, #H161170B

$17,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$15,490

$18,990

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$7,000

$21,500

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2014 Cadillac SRX

2011 Chevy 1500 Suburban

2000 Chevy Camaro SS

2016 Chevy Colorado LT

2016 Chevy Cruze Limited

2014 Chevy Cruze LS

Nav, Sunroof, 34K Miles, #P3634

$26,990

LTZ, 4x4, Navigation, Sunroof, 86K Miles, Black, Stk# 170324A

43K Miles, 5.7L V8, 6 Speed Manual, #C10736XQ

Extended Cab, 3.6L V6, Auto, 9K Miles, #C10915Q

Sedan, 2LT, 33K Miles Stk# P05955

Sedan, 26K Miles, GM Certified Warranty, #C10903P

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

$15,784

$11,405

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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2005 Chevrolet Colbalt

2015 Chevy 1500 Double LT

2009 Chevy Cobalt LT

2002 Chevy Corvette

2016 Chevy Cruze Premier

2011 Chevy Equinox 2LT

Cloth Seats,Power Locks, #P8645A

4x4, Z71, V8, 13K Mi., GM Certified, Stk# 161170A

Stk #67609-1

Convertible, 34K Miles, Automatic, #C161689A

White, 12K Miles Stk# P05961

#67323-3

$32,000

$5,995

$5,995

$28,900

$14,991

$26,989

$18,800

$21,948

$10,397

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2015 Chevrolet Cruze LT

2016 Chevy 2500 Express

2009 Chevy Cobalt LS

2013 Chevy Cruze LTZ

2013 Chevy Cruze 2LT

2015 Chevy Equinox LT

Leather Seats, Cruise Control, #P8682

LT, White, 12 Passenger, GM Cert., 22K Mi., Stk# P05924

2 Door, Red, Only 96K Miles, Hurry In, #SC1415A

Auto, Sunroof, Leather, #M16572A

Automatic, GM Certified Warranty, 24K Miles #C10935P

22K Miles, Sunroof, GM Certified, Stk# P05897

$13,460

$23,500

$12,466

$19,490

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$6,500

$11,990

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

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Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2016 Chevrolet Trax 1LT

2011 Chevy Avalanche LTZ

2010 Chevy Cobalt LT

2015 Chevy Cruze LT

2014 Chevy Cruze LS

2015 Chevy Equinox LS

White Diamond, 1 Owner #C16194RA

One Owner Carfax, Remote Start , Fuel Efficient #27337A

18K Miles, Turbo, GM Cert., 1 Owner, Stk# P05918

Automatic, GM Certified Warranty, 9K Miles #C10933P

18K Miles, 4 Cyl., Alloys, GM Certified, Stk# 161209A

Keyless Entry, Alloys, Power WIndows, #W4122A

$17,290 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2014 Chevy 1500 Crew LT

4x4, V8, GM Cert., 28K Mi., Stk# P05724

$29,997 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$26,990

$7,490

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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2012 Chevy Camaro

2016 Chevy Colorado

LT #M16433A

Z71, 4x4, Silver, GM Cert., 800 Miles, Stk# 160285A

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$14,500

$12,595

$17,995

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

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2014 Chevy Cruze 1LT

2015 Chevy Cruze 1LT

2015 Chevy Equinox

Blue, Automatic, 39K Miles, Stk# P05980

Auto, 1.4L, GM Certified, Warranty, #C10988FIT

Gray, LT, 32K Miles, 4 Cyl., Alloys, GM Certified, Stk# 170431A

$12,900

$11,959

$17,500

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2016 Chevy Equinox LTZ

2014 Chevy Equinox LT

2016 Chevy Impala 2LT

2014 Chevy Impala LTD

2010 Chevy Impala LT

2016 Chevy Malibu 1LT

21K Miles, Roof, Nav., GM Certified, Stk# P05905

FWD, 34K Miles, GM Certified, Warranty, #C10980P

White, 45K Miles, 3.6L V6 Stk# P05990

Alloys, Black, 39 K Miles Stk# 170171A

1 Owner Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Remote Start #9040A

Red, 21K Miles Stk# P05992

$24,500

$7,990

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$16,649

$19,990

$13,783

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

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Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2014 Chevy Equinox LS

2012 Chevy Equinox LT

2016 Chevy Impala 2LT

2016 Chevy Impala LS

2014 Chevy Impala 2LT

2012 Chevy Malibu

4 Cyl., Alloys, Gray, 1 Owner, GM Certified, 22K Miles, Stk# P05927

Bluetooth, A/C, Power Windows, #X2789JAT

38K Miles, Blue, 3.6L V6 Stk# P05989

White, 4 Door, 19K Miles, Certified Stk# P05959

3.6L V6, 21K Miles, GM Certified, Warranty, #C10941P

1LT, 68K Miles, Blue Stk# P05934A

$16,995

$20,990

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$11,152

$19,990

$18,500

$16,950

$10,990

Lou Fusz Subaru (888) 347-0701

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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2014 Chevy Equinox

2014 Chevy Equniox LS

2016 Chevy Impala 2LT

2016 Chevy Impala LS

2014 Chevy Impala 2LT

2016 Chevy Malibu LT

Blue, FWD, 1LT, 37K Miles, Stk# 170695A

FWD, 29K Miles, GM Certified, Warranty, #C10983P

40K Miles, Silver, 3.6L V6 Stk# P05988

Silver, 4 Door, 15K Miles Stk# P05957

3.5L V6, GM Certified, Warranty, #C10956P

Turbo, Maroon, New Body Style, 12K Mi., GM Certified, Stk# P05926

$15,990

$15,485

$19,990

$17,990

$17,932

$20,000

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

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2011 Chevy Equinox LT

2011 Chevy Impala LS

2012 Chevy Impala LS

2016 Chevy Impala

2015 Chevy Impala LS

2014 Chevy Malibu 1LS

Bluetooth, Silver, Clean Carfax #DL1500

#46286-6

Silver, 4 Door, 21K Miles, Stk# P05960

GM Certified, Warranty, #C17055A

Champagne, 21K Miles, Stk# 160582A

Only $11,500

Sedan, Silver, Alloys, 92K Miles, Stk# P05882A

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

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2012 Chevy Equinox 2LT

2011 Chevy Impala

AWD, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified #78245A

#67529-1

$15,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$9,397

$7,995

$17,990

$16,994

$14,990

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2016 Chevy Impala 2LT

2008 Chevy Impala

2011 Chevy Malibu 1LT

2013 Chevy Malibu LS

39K Miles, Black Stk# P05987

One Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, #78261A

#47083-1

$6,995

Silver, 23K Miles Stk# 170705A

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$8,995

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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$19,990

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2013 Chevy Malibu LS

2013 Chevy Malibu 1LS

2014 Chevy Silverado LT

2016 Chevy Tahoe LT

2013 Chevy Traverse

2014 Chrys Town & Country

4 Door, Blue, 44K Miles, Stk# 160582M

One Owner Clean CARFAX, Bluetooth , GM Certified Pre-Owned, #8984A

Double Cab, 5.3L V8, 4WD, #C10968Q

4x4, Snrf, DVD, 23K Mi., GM Certified, Stk# P05889

FWD, LS, 41K Miles, 3.6L V6, Blue Stk# P05981

39K Miles, Back-Up Camera, Local Trade, #C8199B

$26,948

$46,000

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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2012 Chevy Malibu 1LT

2014 Chevy Malibu LS

2014 Chevy Silverato 1500

2004 Chevy Trailblazer

2014 Chevy Traverse LS

2011 Chrys Town & Country

4 Door, Automatic, 68K Miles, Stk# P05934A

29K Miles, GM Certified, Warranty, #C10979P

Crew Cab, Short Box, LTZ w/ 1LZ, 26K Miles, Stk# 160775A

Extended #B8132B

Touring L, #P3619

$33,000

$5,990

FWD, V6, 3rd Row Seat, 32K Miles, #C10930P

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$16,998 Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

2013 Chevy Tahoe LTZ

2008 Chevy Trailblazer

2013 Chrysler 200

2012 Dodge Challenger

4WD, Loaded #B8330A

Sunroof, 87K Miles, #48148-1

#67468-1

$40,990

$11,901

$9,397

SRT-8, Manual, Leather Seats, #B7838C

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2013 Chevy Tahoe LTZ

2011 Chevy Traverse

2014 Chrysler 300 S

2012 Dodge Challenger

48K Miles, Like New, #B8330A

Stk #47067-1

4 Door, V6, Gray, 21K Miles, Stk# P05939

$39,990

$9,995

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2013 Chevy Silverado LT

2016 Chevy Tahoe

2017 Chevy Traverse

2006 Chrysler Pacifica

2016 Dodge Charger

4WD, Crew Cab, Red, 68K Miles, Stk# P05941

Black, 12K Miles, 5.3L V8 Stk# P05983

AWD, 1LT, 18K Miles, 3.6L V6, Black Stk# P05991

Dual Climate Control, #X17636A

R/T Scat Pack, Stk #V16084A

$29,990

Lou Fusz Subaru (888) 347-0701

$12,900

$10,990

$12,490

$13,925

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

2013 Chevy Malibu LTZ

2013 Chevy Malibu LT

Sunroof, Red, 78K Miles Stk# P05733A

$13,000 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2011 Chevy Malibu LS

Gray, 82K Miles, Call Now! #DL1464

Only $9,500 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2015 Chevy Malibu LS

One Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified Pre-Owned, Bluetooth #8984C

$14,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

34K Miles, GM Certified, Warranty, #C10938P

$13,869 Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

2015 Chevy Silverado

1500, Crew Cab, 4x4, Silver Stk# P05978

$31,990

$18,990

$21,000

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$26,900

$48,990

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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RIDES MAGAZINE

$6,211

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

03-03-17

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$25,490

$11,888

$32,490

2 Door, R/T, Black, Only 45K Miles, 5.7L V8, Hemi, 6 Speed #H170527A

$23,000

$36,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2011 Dodge Charger

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

2007 Dodge Nitro SLT

2008 Ford Edge SE

2016 Ford Escape

2012 Ford Explorer

RT, Max #185371

SXT #P3593

#94657-1

Stk #47106-1

$19,900

$8,397

$9,995

FWD, 4 Doors, S, 10K Miles, Stk# 170212A

LTD, #186881

$17,300

$14,880

$24,890

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

2013 Dodge Dart

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

2010 Dodge Nitro SE

2014 Ford Edge

2014 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Explorer

SKT #M16726A

4 Door, Gray, SXT, 28K Miles, Stk# P05954

Sunroof, Heated Door Mirrors, Roof Rack Rails Only #78266B

Limited, White, Loaded, #C8333A

Titanium Level, Black Granite, 43K Mi, Htd Lthr, Navigation, #H162156B

41K Miles, Call Now! #H162400B

$12,490

$18,620

$9,990

$25,990

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$17,000

$19,000

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2013 Dodge Dart

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT

2014 Ford Edge SEL

2012 Ford Escape XLT

2010 Ford F-150

Automatic, 42K Miles, Certified, #M16726A

One Owner, Clean Carfax, Rear DVD, 3rd Row Seating, #27015N

Quad Cab, No Accidents, A/C, #W4133B

White, 22K Miles, Call Now! #H170507A

Silver, 88K Miles, 4 Cyl, Call Now, #DL1433

Crew Cab, Lariat, 4x4, #T16241B

$12,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

2013 Dodge Durango R/T

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

2006 Ford E-350 Cutaway

2013 Ford Edge

2009 Ford Escape XLT

2013 Ford F150 SVT Raptor

Leather, Sunroof, 35K Miles, #V17150A

CD Player, Dual Control,#B1785A

#66644-1

$7,490

Limited, #P8357

Keyless Entry, CD Player, #X17754A

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$19,317

4x4, 6.2L 8 Cyl, Heated Leather Seats, 32K Miles #P7440A

$32,990

$8,997

$12,990

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2012 Dodge Journey 2016 Dodge Durango Lmtd

$10,790

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2010 Ford Econoline E350

$22,500

$11,048

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

$10,397

$31,900

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

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XLT, Great Work Van!, Silver, 131K Miles, #DL1535

Only $12,000 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

RIDES MAGAZINE

Lou Fusz Subaru (888) 347-0701

2012 Ford Explorer XLT

Titanium, #P3580-1

$22,901 Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

03-03-17

$17,990

$47,990 Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

2016 Ford Escape

#47316-1 4x4, 18K Mi, Nav, Lthr, DVD #P3578

$10,000

Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Traction Control, Black Metallic #P7505

$18,990 Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

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2012 Ford F-150 XLT

4x4, Only 109K Miles, #T16458A

$18,990 Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2014 Ford F-150 Crew Cab

2008 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus SE

2014 Ford Mustang

2012 GMC Acadia Denali

2013 GMC Sierra SLT

XLT, 4x4, V6, Eco-Boost, 1 Owner, 28K Mi., Stk# P05701A

#47517-1

Silver, 73K Mi, Clean Carfax, 20 Service Records, #H162401A

GT, Premium #V17164A

Loaded #48390-1

4x4, Chrome Wheels, #48403-1

$29,857

$6,397

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$8,500

$22,990

$23,990

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

2016 Ford F-150

2013 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2009 Ford Mustang

2014 GMC Acadia SLT

2015 GMC Sierra 1500

4WD, Super Crew, 2 Silver, #X3118, Starting At

1 Owner, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, Stock #M16443A

#66997-1

One Owner, CD Player, #45384A

Beige/Blk Leather, 4x4, 71K #P40661

$14,490

$22,820

2WD, Regular Cab, 11K Miles, Stk# P05945

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$30,500

$9,797

$11,537

$31,888

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2005 Ford F-350 King Ranch

2014 Ford Focus

2010 Ford Fusion SE

2010 Ford Taurus SEL

2012 GMC Acadia SLT

2013 GMC Sierra 1500

Dually 4x4, 6.0 Diesel, #T17173B

$19,990

Titanium, Leather, Sunroof, Backup Camera #B8292

4 Cyl, Only 83K Miles, Cloth Seats, 30 MPG #16306A

122K Miles, 6 Speed Auto #45592A

AWD, Sunroof, DVD, Black, 91K Miles, Stk# P05818A

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

$16,490

$9,990

Work Truck, One Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certifed Pre-owned #77642A

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2016 Ford Fiesta HB SE

2014 Ford Focus SE

2014 Ford Fusion SE

2003 Ford Thunderbird

2011 GMC Acadia SLT

2008 GMC Yukon XL

Low Miles, Bluetooth, Premium Sound, #AT1913

Hatchback, One Owner, 26K Miles, #T16691A

1 Owner, 10K Miles, 4 Cy Ecoboost #R1639

Whisper White, Auto, Like New, #C17281A

#45198B

$14,035

Denali, AWD, Local Trade, #C16346A

$12,444

$12,990

$16,990

$9,220

$17,995

$18,990

$16,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2013 Ford Flex

2012 Ford Focus SEL

2015 Ford Fusion SE

2003 Ford Thunderbird

2007 GMC Envoy SLT

2015 GMC Yukon XL

Red, 72K Miles, Alloys, Foglights, Ford Sync System, #DL1440

White, 14 K Miles, 17" Alloys, Power Seats, #X3127

Convertible, White #C17281A

One Owner, Local Trade, #C17212B

SLT, 4x4, Nav, Sunroof, 23K Miles Stk# P05887

Navigation, Backup Camera, Bluetooth #B7878A

$21,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$10,000 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

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$17,500 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

RIDES MAGAZINE

$13,490

$13,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

03-03-17

$8,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

stltoday.com/RIDES

$16,990

$47,500 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2013 Honda Accord EX

2010 Honda Accord 3.5

2010 Honda Civic LX-S

2014 Honda CRV LX

2003 Hummer H2

2016 Hyundai Elantra SE

46K Miles, Auto, Local Trade, #B8337A

1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof #P8790A

Alloy Wheels, CD Player, Remote Entry, #X17756M

AWD, 6 To Choose From, All Colors Available, #X3099

One Owner, Locat Trade, Sunroof, #B8313A

4 Door, Auto, White, 44K Miles, Stk# P05974

Starting at $18,000

$17,990

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Lou Fusz Subaru (888) 347-0701

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2015 Honda Accord

2006 Honda Accord LX

2010 Honda CR-V

2010 Honda Fit

2008 Hummer H3

2016 Hyundai Elantra SE

Sport, 16K Miles, #23933-1

Power Steering, A/C, Cruise, #45927A

EX-L, AWD, Black, Sharp #C17250A

#46462-3

$6,500

Clean Carfax, Low Miles, 4WD, #27273A

Limited, Brown, 43K Miles, Stk# P05975

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

$15,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2014 Honda Accord LX

2012 Honda Civic EX

2014 Honda CRV

2016 Honda HRV

2015 Hyundai Accent GS

2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS

9 To Choose From, Champagne Frost, #X3062

#47200-1

AWD, Priced To Sell, #M16744A

2 To Choose, AWD, BackUp Camera, Bluetooth, #TH004

#94799

$11,995

4 Door, Silver, 32K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, #X3161

$15,000

$8,995

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2010 Honda Accord EXL

2008 Honda Civic EX

2014 Honda CR-V EX-L

2010 Honda Odyssey

2012 Hyundai Elantra

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

V6, Navigation, White, Only 83K Miles, Heated Power Leather, #H170533A

stk #47692-1

#P3589-1

#47361-1

$22,888

Touring, Navigation, DVD, Loaded!

#47499-1

$13,000

$8,995

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2005 Honda Accord 2.4LX

1999 Honda Civic

2006 Honda CR-V

2005 Honda Pilot EX-L

2016 Hyundai Elantra SE

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Low Miles, Fuel Efficient, 1 Owner, #27174A

#47694-1

EXL, AWD, #L12311

$6,980

Heated Front Seats, Moonroof, #V17318A

Black, Auto, 49K Miles, 37MPG HWY Stk# P05977

AWD, 4Door, SE, Black, 46K Miles Stk# P05930

$6,990

$3,995 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$16,490

$18,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$8,990

40

$9,322

$17,990

RIDES MAGAZINE

$10,995

$22,300

Please Call for Pricing

$7,990

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

03-03-17

$15,990

$8,397

$13,500 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

stltoday.com/RIDES

$12,900

$13,900

$11,800

$8,397

$22,382 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2009 Infiniti G35x

2013 Jaguar XKR

2016 Jeep Patriot Sport

2016 Kia Forte LX

2015 Kia Optima EX

Sport, 2.0T, Black, 36K Miles, Balance of Factory Warranty #H170612A

Advanced Technology Package, Clean Carfax, AWD, GPS, Sunroof #94701M

Coupe, V8, Supercharged, #C16212C

Premium Sound, Cruise Control, Cloth Seats, #B8304

Red, 24K Miles, Auto, 4 Door, Stk# P05969

CD Player, Dual Climate, #45842A

$19,500

$9,990

$49,990

$15,990

$12,900

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

2012 Hyundai Sonata Lmtd

2013 Infiniti G37 X

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2013 Jeep Wrangler

2014 Kia Forte LX

2016 Kia Sorrento L4

Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, Bluetooth, #10773A

AWD, Silver, 31K Miles, Clean One Owner, HomeLink, #X3120

4WD, Laredo, Black, 95K Miles, Call Now! #H170558A

Sahara, Hard Top, Auto, PW/PL Pkg, #B7990

Silver, 24K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, Call Now, #X3107

Black/Beige, 23K Miles #P4128

$10,990

$21,000

$11,700

$14,011

$22,885

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

$11,500

$31,490

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

2014 Hyundai Sonata

2009 Infiniti G37x Sport

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2009 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2016 Kia Optima LX

2015 Kia Soul Plus

Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, Brake Assist #26565N

Clean Carfax, AWD, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, Backup Cam #94677M

#48553-1

$8,990

$12,990

Blue, 17K Miles, 4 Door, Stk# P05970

5 Dr., Auto, 39K Miles, Stk# P05890

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2012 Hyundai Veracruz

2008 Infiniti QX56

Stk #46164-1

$11,597

Navigation, Backup Camera #C17202B

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2008 Infiniti EX35

2012 Jaguar XF

$17,990

Laredo, 4WD, Red, 52K Miles, #H170571A

$22,500

$19,990

$17,900

$13,990

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2016 Kia Optima LX

2009 Kia Spectra SX

ABS, CD Player, Cruise Control, #C17241B

Unlimited, 4WD, 83K Miles Stk# P05982

19K Miles, Gray, Stk# P05971

Stick Shift, Priced to Sell Fast #H170423A

$11,490 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Please Contact for Pricing Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2015 Jeep Patriot

$16,900

$5,000

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2016 Kia Optima LX

2016 Kia Sportage LX

AWD, Blue, 20K Miles, Stk# P05967

TAKE US WITH YOU!

Black, Loaded, #P3568-1

$11,900 Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Polaris White w/Ivory, Stock #B7813

High Altitude, #R1636A

$29,990

$16,990

Bronze, 22K Miles, Auto Stk #P05968

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

41

RIDES MAGAZINE

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

$16,900

03-03-17

stltoday.com/RIDES

$18,700 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2011 Kia Sportage

2004 Lexus RX 330

2011 Mazda CX-9

2016 Mazda Mazda3 i

2014 Mazda 6

2009 MINI Cooper S

Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, #75452A

3.3L V6, AWD, Heated Leather Seats, Premium Sound, #95427A

Grand Touring, #M16739A

Hatchback, Moon Roof, Keyless Entry, #M16296R

i Sport, 30+ MPG Stock #M8198

Hatchback, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles #10684A

$13,490

$7,490

$17,990

$9,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$19,990

$18,980

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2013 Kia Sportage LX

2005 Lexus RX 330

2012 Mazda CX-9 GT

2014 Mazda Mazda3 i

2004 Mercedes Benz SL500

2004 Mini Cooper S

One Owner Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Bluetooth, #26408C

Wood Grain Trim, Leather Seats, Bluetooth, #F161395A

62K Miles, AWD, Sunroof, V6, Stk# P05784A

Touring, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles #P8747A

A Must See, Mell Cared For, #B7989C

Spoiler, A/C, CD Player, Cruise Control, #C8248A

$15,990

$9,888

$18,990

$4,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$16,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2008 Lexus GS 460

2015 Lincoln MKS

2011 Mazda CX-9

2017 Mazda Mazda3 Sport

2013 Mercedes Benz C300

2008 Nissan 350Z

Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Sunroof, Heated Front Seats #95454A

3.7L, Dual Moonroof, 19" Alloys, 23K Mi, One Owner Clean Carfax, #X3119

Sport, Clean Carfax, #8836A

Power Windows, Cruise Control, #M17072

Silver, Only 16K Miles, #X3108

Convertible, Navigation, 34K Miles #T17270A

$16,990

$15,490

$24,000

$23,000

$18,990

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

$12,990

$19,680

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

2013 Lexus GS350

2010 Lincoln Navigator

2013 Mazda Mazda CX-5

2012 Mazda Mazda6

2007 Mercury Milan

2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR

F-Sport Package, Black, Local Trade, #C17245A

Sunroof, DVD, 4WD, Quads Stk #C16217RB

Grand Touring, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, AWD, Sunroof, Navigation #9025A

I-Sport, #48422-1

Power Windows, CD Player, Heated Mirrors, #M16736A

#47425-1

$12,490

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$5,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2005 Mini Cooper

2011 Nissan Altima 2.5

$30,490

$21,990

$9,995

$8,995

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2007 Lexus IS 250

2013 Madza Mazda3 i

2012 Mazda Mazda3 i

One Owner Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats #39052A

One Owner Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Sunroof, Bluetooth #10372A

Grand Touring Stk #46581-5

$13,990

$8,995

Premium, Leather, Sunroof, 76K Miles, #V17135B

#67614-1

$12,990

Touring, Gray, 71K Miles, #H170270A

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$10,000

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$8,490

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

42

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

RIDES MAGAZINE

2006 Mazda MX-5

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

03-03-17

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

stltoday.com/RIDES

$7,397


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2009 NIssan Altima

2015 Nissan Altima

2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5

2009 Nissan Murano

2011 Nissan Sentra

2014 Nissan Sentra

Cloth Seats, Power Locks, Cruise Control, #V170299A

CD Player, Remote Locks, #P8762

Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty, #P8717

Climate Control, CD Player, #46337A

#66775-2

Only 25K Miles, R1553A

$8,995

$14,837

$7,995

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

$15,990

$12,258

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

2013 Nissan Altima 3.5

2013 Nissan Cube

2013 Nissan Maxima 3.5

2009 Nissan Pathfinder

2014 Nissan Sentra

2016 Nissan Versa Note S

One Owner, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Sunroof, Bluetooth #P8730

Keyless Entry, CD Player, Power Windows, #V16442B

Bluetooth, Leather Seats, Premium Sound, #8854A

#47280-1

Stk #94682

#94471SL

$13,990

$10,490

$9,995

$10,997

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2015 Toyota Prius C Three

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EVERYDAY


EVERYDAY

EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD

BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Both vulnerable, South deals NORTH ♠8 6 2 ♥9 2 ♦A Q J 5 ♣8 7 4 2 WEST EAST ♠A K Q 10 7 ♠J 5 4 ♥J 7 6 3 ♥8 4 ♦10 2 ♦9 7 6 3 ♣Q 10 ♣J 9 6 3 SOUTH ♠9 3 ♥A K Q 10 5 ♦K 8 4 ♣A K 5 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1♥ 1♠ Dbl* Pass 2♠ Pass 3♥ Pass 4♥ All pass *Negative, values with no clear bid Opening lead: Ace of ♠ This was an awkward auction, but North-South ended up in their best spot. South’s cue bid of two spades showed game-forcing values and asked for a spade stopper. North didn’t have one, and with no five-card suit, he showed his tolerance for opener’s suit. Reasonable choices all around. The defense started with three rounds of spades. South rufed the third spade and took stock. He had an easy overtrick should the jack of trumps

fall doubleton or tripleton. Even if the jack didn’t fall, he might be able to discard a club on the long diamond before an opponent could ruff. There was a danger, however. Should West hold four hearts to the jack and a doubleton diamond, he could ruf the third diamond and leave South with an inescapable club loser. There was a simple safety play to cater to this — just lead the 10 of trumps right now! Dummy’s nine of hearts could handle another spade lead and declarer could draw the outstanding trumps later. South did even better, preserving the chance for an overtrick. He crossed to dummy with the jack of diamonds and led a heart to his 10. This would give an overtrick should East hold the jack of hearts. West won with the jack, of course, but he could do no damage and South made his contract. Well done! (03/03/17)

Across 1 Feature of the European Union 12 Half a 10-spot 15 Slipped 16 Loafer alternative, for short 17 “Definitely not that!” 18 Part of a press kit 19 Flat, e.g.: abbr. 20 See 34-Across 21 Grave robbers 23 Land in which political parties are banned 24 She created a monster 25 First name in hot dogs 28 Goes from stem to stern, maybe? 29 Off 30 Fix, as some neckwear 31 Bambino

32 Nix 33 Sound of the Northwest 34 With 20-Across, relocate 35 Many a large desk or sofa 36 Ingredients in the national drink of Puerto Rico, to Puerto Ricans 37 An elephant seal will fight for one 38 Vassal 40 Part-human gods 41 “Be my guest!” 42 Moors 43 Melodious 44 Romance novelist Tami 45 TV band 48 Part of some punt returns 49 Like marriage supported by Loving v. Virginia

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WORD GAME March 3 WORD — FEARLESS (FEARLESS: FEER-les: Brave; unafraid.) Average mark 32 words. Time limit 40 minutes. Can you find 44 or more words in FEARLESS? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — ANCHORS roach crash acorn roan hoar arch scan hora arson scar horn nacho scorn orach nosh shorn orca cash soar racon chaos sonar ranch char sora rash corn 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.

52 End of the King James Bible? 53 Fixer-upper, often 54 Unlikely to change 55 Course that offers mixed results?

Down 1 Bradley with many medals 2 One getting framed 3 Brand with the flavor French Silk 4 It gets tons of traffic 5 Where many Loyalists resettled after the American Revolution 6 Real name of Ben, in a sci-fi classic 7 Actress Saoirse with two Oscar nominations 8 Stray calf: var. 9 Decline 10 Camps in the wild 11 “Told ya!” 12 Not bedridden 13 Blew a gasket 14 Caves and coral reefs, for example 22 Cry when un gol is scored 23 Exceedingly 24 The 4-Down has millions of them

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-Diicult.

CROSSWORD

M 1 • FrIDAy • 03.03.2017

If March 3 is your birthday • This year you become the epitome of stability, even when dealing with people and distractions that once sent you into a tizzy! If you are single, a new relationship could evolve sometime after summer. If you are attached, the two of you ind that certain qualities of the relationship are changing. Taurus helps you to see the more conventional viewpoints. ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ Continue driving a hard bargain in a meeting regarding your inances. A higher-up or an older relative seems to be acting even more demanding and controlling. Tonight: Treat a friend to TGIF. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ Your personality helps melt someone else’s resistance. This person doesn’t back down easily, so avoid pushing him or her to conform to your expectations. Tonight: Go for what you want. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★ Your vision of opportunities could be very diferent from what you originally thought was possible. Take your time and relect on the situation from a diferent perspective. Tonight: Vanish; be mysterious. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ Zero in on a friend who might be overly sensitive. A partner, associate or loved one seems to be acting a lot diferently than in the past. Tonight: The more people who surround you, the more fun you will have. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★ You are more than willing to go along with a higher-up’s plans. Just know that you will need to make some adjustments in order to go along with these ideas. How you work with a situation that’s in lux emerges. Don’t push yourself too hard. Tonight: A must appearance.

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25 Is way too introspective 26 Take the edge off 27 Someone gets belted at the end of it 28 Actress Mullally with two Emmys 30 Rush 33 Red stuffing?

34 Sights at a martial arts center 36 What a bad cold may do 37 Places to fix flaps 39 Too-sweet sentiment 40 Prepared, as some scallops or tuna 42 Strength

44 For the goose, not the gander? 45 Alto clef instrument 46 Mie ___, actress who played the Bond girl Kissy Suzuki 47 Turned tail 50 Figures in some univ. classes 51 Dance bit?

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WORD SCRIMMAGE

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Reach out to an expert to get some feedback. Visualize the possibilities. Be less uptight, and follow a partner’s or loved one’s lead. A new friend could be quite controlling, or perhaps he or she is hiding something from you. Tonight: Try a new spot. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ You relate well to the key people in your life. When you are with one of them, you don’t have to worry about being vulnerable. A domestic matter might make you feel uptight. Tonight: Head home early. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★★ Share more of what is on your mind. The results might not be exactly what you had expected, but you’ll be glad you spoke up. You could be delighted by how others receive some of your ideas. Tonight: As you like it.

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WONDERWORD

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ Deal with someone else’s need for control. Generally, you can go with the low; however, right now you might decide to establish some irm boundaries. Tonight: Accept a friend’s invitation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ You will make many twists and turns in an efort to wrap up the workweek. Get all of your ducks in a row. You also might be overwhelmed by your reactions to other people. Tonight: Honor the moment. Let your hair down! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ You exude freedom and a willingness to honor your views. Everyone needs a home base, even if some deny its importance. Be willing to let go of a problematic issue. Tonight: Entertain from your home.

WORDY GURDY

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ Ask yourself what you expect from others when communicating with them. A friend might try to get you to come over to his or her point of view. Tonight: At a favorite haunt. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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WHAT’S THE DIFF? Find six diferences between the panels.

Celebrate mortgage payof with party?

Dear Different Goals • True friends celebrate each other’s

victories. With no more mortgage to pay, you and your husband will now be able to enjoy some of the things your friends have been enjoying all these years. While some couples would prefer to mark the occasion with a special dinner at a nice restaurant, if you’re inclined to do otherwise, then throw a party. You deserve it. Dear Abby • I have been married to a wonderful man for 38 years. The issue is that sometimes I get insanely jealous. It isn’t an everyday occurrence, but I become insecure because I feel my husband is too attractive to other women. My husband is very outgoing and I am an introvert. I find myself accusing him, and he tells me I need to stop it. He reassures me that I’m the only woman he loves and wants in his life. I don’t want to destroy our wonderful marriage. I consider myself attractive. I need to stop letting my lack of self-confidence get the best of me. Please

help. — INSECURE IN OHIO Dear Insecure • I wish I could wave a magic wand and make your feelings magically disappear, but I can’t. The answer to your problem lies in finding out the cause of your deep-seated insecurity, because that’s what triggers your jealousy. Until you do, nothing will change. A licensed mental health professional can help you get to the root of it and provide the tools to deal with it. Your physician should be able to refer you to someone who is qualified. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

Diferences: 1. Dog is moved. 2. Hat is diferent. 3. Umbrella handle is diferent. 4. Tree limb is missing. 5. Line is added to sidewalk. 6. Wall is not as long.

Dear Abby • Our house will soon be paid off. My husband and I would like to have a party to celebrate, but we’re not sure if we should. None of our friends are anywhere close to paying off their mortgages. We made the choice to drive old cars while our friends all have beautiful new ones, and we were genuinely happy for them each time they proudly showed them of. I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I am our friends’ emergency contact for their kids at school. They have taken amazing vacations, and we have enjoyed their stories and photographs. We used the time and money trips would have cost to stay home and work on projects around the house. We haven’t envied them; we just had diferent goals. Should we celebrate this — just the two of us, or with our friends? — DIFFERENT GOALS IN NEW MEXICO

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Handling customers who jump the line

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Dear Miss Manners • More and more frequently, I see that when I am in line at the grocery store or anywhere waiting my turn to be checked out, other customers break in to get the clerk’s attention for themselves by asking questions or even inquiring about the clerk’s health. They invade my space by crowding in to talk to the clerk while he/she is attending to me. Not only customers, but other employees want to talk to the clerk. Is there anything civil I can say that might cause these people to back of and wait their turn? Gentle Reader • Before putting those people back in line, Miss Manners asks that you consider the context. There is no excuse for jumping ahead of 12 politely queued people. But some limited understanding can be extended to the shopper who finds that there are no salespeople elsewhere in

the store, and signage or previously issued directions are incomplete or incorrect. In other words, someone without reasonable recourse and with a question so simple that it can be answered by the clerk pointing — without slowing down the line. In such cases, a pained smile and a glance at your watch is suicient. It is the clerk’s duty to deal with the customer who jumps in line to give a lengthy, angry review of the fallibility of the electronic device he wishes to return. You may prompt with a polite, “Excuse me, but I’ve been waiting patiently in line for 20 minutes.” Dear Miss Manners • My husband’s sister is in her mid-30s and just moved back in with her parents. We were wondering if social protocol dictates whether we have to invite her to things that we’d normally only invite his parents to?

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Gentle Reader • Without knowing what special family circumstances would make your sisterin-law unwelcome at events to which your in-laws are invited, she will observe that it is a kindness, though not strictly necessary, to invite any houseguest when inviting the homeowners. This lessens with the length of the guest’s stay, but increases with the closeness of the guesthomeowner relationship. The host who is unwilling or unable to invite someone else’s houseguest is requested not to take umbrage if those invited are unable to attend because of duties to their houseguest.

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