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BUDGET IS A BLAST FROM THE PAST

INTERTWINED TRAGEDIES Mystery surrounds two dead in Glen Carbon, Highland

Trump’s spending plan has similarities to Reagan era ANALYSIS

BY CHUCK RAASCH St. Louis Post-Dispatch

mentalists to artists as he continuously attacked over-regulation, pushing back against what he said was imperial, intrusive federal government. Trump, the Great Tweeter, is making the same arguments and running into the same initial roadblocks. Under Reagan, proposed cuts in school-lunch programs became a rallying point for critics. On Thursday, potential Trump cuts in after-school nutrition programs for children became the newest symbol in a familiar budget fight. Some things literally have not

WASHINGTON • The ghost of

Ronald Reagan is everywhere in President Donald Trump’s bold and controversial attacks on domestic spending as well as his boost in the defense budget. As in the early 1980s, a Republican president is proposing deep cuts in programs aimed at regulating air, land and water quality, abating poverty and underwriting the arts. Meanwhile, his administration is pushing for a 10 percent boost in defense spending. Reagan, the Great Communicator, had an eight-year battle with everyone from environ-

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Illinois State Police crime scene investigators work beside Glen Carbon firefighters at a burned home on Dogwood Lane where a man was found dead Thursday.

THE FIRE

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EMT rescues baby from a sinking SUV; child’s mother is found dead

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TRUMP BUDGET MAKES DEEP CUTS President Trump’s $1.1 trillion budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018.

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A body is recovered near Silver Lake in Highland on Thursday. Earlier in the day, an infant was rescued from an SUV sinking into the lake.

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A family tragedy unfolded Thursday in a series of dramas in Glen Carbon and Highland: a deadly house fire, an infant saved from a sinking SUV, and a body recovered in a lake. A woman’s body pulled from the lake was later identified as that of Cristy Lynn Campbell, 32, of Dogwood Lane in Glen Carbon. She was the

mother of the infant. A body found in the Glen Carbon house was that of a man, a source said. The baby, a boy, was taken to a St. Louis hospital for treatment after being pulled from the SUV in Silver Lake about 6 a.m. He was expected to make a full recovery and to be released Friday, Madison County Sherif John Lakin said at

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY • Prosecutors here

said Thursday that they would seek the death penalty if Pamela Hupp is convicted of murdering a 33-year-old disabled man last year. Hupp, 58, faces charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of Louis Gumpenberger on Aug. 16. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri House narrowly approved Thursday a plan to allow a controversial expansion of charter schools. After more than five hours of debate Wednesday and more than an hour of debate Thursday, the measure advanced to the Senate on an 83-76 vote. Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that operate independently from

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ST. LOUIS • President Donald Trump’s budget proposal focuses its most aggressive cuts on the Environmental Protection Agency, aiming to slash the agency’s funding by 31 percent. The move has prompted concern about how the St. Louis area may be affected by potential changes in the agency’s local activity — particularly at West Lake Landfill and other hazardous waste sites managed under the Superfund program. Officials from the offices of local congressional representa-

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Working to keep immigrant families intact TONY MESSENGER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Jayne Glaser is helping a family that sounds remarkably like mine. The 35-year-old family law attorney with the Clayton firm Keefe & Brodie met the family at a workshop designed to help immigrants — documented or not — with legal issues. The family has a grown son, 27, currently deployed with the Marine Corps. They have two younger children, 13 and 14. The children, like mine, are all citizens of the United States. But Mom and Dad are not. Like millions of others in this country, they overstayed their visas, unable to either aford or otherwise navigate an immigration system still processing some visa applications from 20 years ago. Now, like many people in their position since the election of President Donald Trump, they’re scared. They see stories of people like themselves all over the country, people who have been taxpayers and business owners, who aren’t criminals, all of a sudden targets in the new Trump-ordered crackdown on immigrants who lack proper documentation. There was Daniel Ramirez Medina of Seattle, a student with a work permit under

the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, who was arrested when immigration oicials came for his father. Medina, who has a 3-year-old child himself, has no criminal record. There was Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a 35-yearold Arizona mother of two, deported after a regular check-in with immigration authorities, something she had been doing for years under the administration of thenPresident Barack Obama. “These people are terrified,” Glaser said of families such as the one she described to me. Glaser started working with immigrant families after she received a call from Amy Diemer, the managing attorney for Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry in St. Louis. The ministry is the only legal assistance group in the region that will work with immigrants without asking for their documentation to determine citizenship status. Like lawyers who work in this field all over the country, Diemer was finding fear of deportation was affecting all sorts of decisions. Wives and girlfriends, for instance, weren’t reporting domestic assault, for fear their children would be deported. Witnesses to crimes have become hesitant to tell police what they see. “The thing that is really worrisome is that it is making people withdraw from community life,” Glaser says. “Immigrant families are increasingly distrustful of the system.” Mostly, they are afraid of being sepa-

rated from their children, many of whom are American citizens. So a group of organizations are working together in the St. Louis region to help educate immigrant communities about how they can protect their children, or at least maintain control over what happens to them. Glaser has teamed up with Catholic legal assistance, the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project, and Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, to provide legal workshops all over the St. Louis area. First, they provide a “know your rights” workshop, and then they come back and help parents sign over “power of attorney” rights to another close relative or friend in case they face separation from their children due to legal action or deportation. More than 50 families were served at a recent seminar in St. Louis, Glaser said. Most of the workshops are held at Catholic churches, because immigrants have less fear of being harassed or picked up by immigration agents there. The problem is not just in the city. About 75 families attended a “know your rights” hearing in St. Charles County earlier this month. A power of attorney workshop is planned April 2 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. A similar seminar is planned in west St. Louis County, at St. Joseph Parish in Manchester. Glaser turns to her own Catholic faith as

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part of the inspiration for doing this work. A graduate of Nerinx Hall and St. Louis University Law School, she sees immigrant communities — documented or not — as families. Keeping them together is just the right thing to do. “To me, it’s antithetical to my Christian/Catholic upbringing that I would not help people in need,” Glaser says. Of course, in the Age of Trump, not everybody agrees. In fact, Glaser’s state senator, Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, has filed a bill that would change Missouri’s longstanding power-of-attorney laws so that a parent could not execute such a document on a child without both state and federal fingerprint checks being done first. Ironically called the “Supporting and Strengthening Families Act,” Senate Bill 195, were it to become law, would do the exact opposite, making it easier to split apart families in which a broken immigration system has led to this reality: Children are citizens, and their parents sometimes are not. Glaser hopes that before they pass such a bill, lawmakers do what she has done. Meet with undocumented families, people who, in so many ways, want all the same things the rest of us want: jobs, homes, security and family. “These kids are U.S. citizens,” she says. “If there is nowhere for them to go, they are going to end up in a foster care program that is already overtaxed.”

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One anthrax hoax equals 6 busy oicers, 1 irked chief BY AMANDA ST. AMAND St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If someone wants to call the cops and falsely claim to have anthrax, don’t do it in South Roxana. Police Chief Bob Coles said his department had to respond to such a report on Wednesday, and he was not happy. The South Roxana Police Department arrested Marcus Rose, 20, on Wednesday for disorderly conduct for falsely reporting a crime. Coles said police responded to a man reRose porting he possessed anthrax at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Sinclair Avenue. “Even though I was highly skeptical,” Cole said in a first-person press release, “we had to treat the threat as real until it could be proven otherwise.” That meant shutting down the main road into South Roxana, Madison Avenue, tying up six officers from three departments and deploying firefighters and the Madison County Hazardous Material Response Team. The reported anthrax? Tests showed

it was candle wax. Rose was arrested and taken to the Madison County Jail. And Coles was left annoyed. His department does not have a clerk, secretary or full-time investigator, he said, so he assists in investigations. “I have to pull an oicer of the street just to keep up with the secretarial demands of the job. Which means one less officer patrolling our town,” he wrote. Coles said that as chief, he can’t allow such a disruption without calling out the culprit. The suspect walked into a business and blurted out that he had anthrax, Coles said. “Normal people that live in town aren’t just going to walk into Walmart and buy anthrax,” he said. A few years back, Coles said, his small department was overextended by a hazmat container. It fell from a truck and was empty, but police still had to respond. Four hours later, Coles said, the hazardous response team confirmed the container was empty and posed no threat. “It was on Thanksgiving Day, and I missed dinner for that,” Coles said. Amanda St. Amand • 314-340-8201 @mandystlpd on Twitter astamand@post-dispatch.com

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PEOPLE ‘Beast’ praises co-star’s eforts against gender inequality When Dan Stevens met his “Beauty and the Beast” co-star Emma Watson in preproduction, she wanted to get to work analyzing the story and the themes. He just wanted to talk about her U.N. speech about gender inequality. “It was so impressive and so mighty in its message. I was so blown away by it,” Stevens said recently. He quickly realized that her ideas actually did apply to the movie, too. Between the spoiled Beast, the sleazy Gaston, the gracious Maurice and others, Stevens began to think about just how many diferent types of masculinity are on display. “Looking at these little elements of the patriarchy that she can smash through on her quest through the movie and the challenges presented to her as a girl, they tally so beautifully with Emma’s project,” Stevens said. Shaq buys furniture for family of injured girl • Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has bought new furniture for the family of a 5-year-old girl from Atlanta who survived a dog attack that left another child dead. WAGA-TV reported Syari Sanders returned home this week after being hospitalized since the Jan. 17 attack. Syari and Logan Braatz, 6, were walking to a bus stop when they were attacked by two dogs. Logan died from his injuries. The dogs’ owner has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. O’Neal met Syari and her family at an furniture store in Atlanta and picked up the tab for new items. The family tolds WAGA that O’Neal had been involved with the family since the attack.

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LAW AND ORDER ST. LOUIS > Pedestrian killed Monday identiied • Police have identiied the pedestrian who was killed Monday night when he was struck by a vehicle in north St. Louis. Clice Hall, 70, walked into the southbound lanes of Union Boulevard near Cote Brilliante Avenue around 7:25 p.m. when he was struck by a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Hall’s address is unknown. The driver, 28, told police that he had a green light. A teenage pedestrian was fatally struck by a car at the same intersection in 2015. EAST ST. LOUIS > Double homicide investigated • Police are continuing an investigation into a double homicide that happened early Sunday in the 5300 block of State Street. The victims were Maurice L. Cotton, 20, and Nathaniel A. Shuryn, 18. East St. Louis Police Capt. Bobby Cole said police received a call reporting a vehicle stopped in the roadway in the area of 5335 State Street. “The caller reported that there were two subjects in the back seat who appeared to be deceased,” Cole said. When police arrived, they learned that two other males, 17 and 19, had also been shot inside the same vehicle, Cole said. Both are expected to survive their injuries. A 19-year-old female who was also inside the vehicle was not injured. Cole said the Violent Crimes Unit with Illinois State Police was assisting with the investigation. ST. LOUIS > Guilty plea in fraud case • A man from St. Louis County was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 37 months in prison and ordered to repay $510,000 related to three fraud schemes, prosecutors said. Precious Agobe, 32, pleaded guilty in December to three counts of theft of government property and two counts of money laundering. In 2015 and 2016, Agobe withdrew money from bank accounts containing the proceeds from counterfeit checks and fraudulently obtained income tax refunds, prosecutors said. “Those who commit identity theft and fraud of this magnitude deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” said Karl Stiften, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation, in a prepared statement. “Stealing identities and iling false tax returns is a serious crime that causes immense hardship to innocent victims.” EAST ST. LOUIS > Suit targets trucker in fatal crash • The son of a woman killed in a iery crash last year in O’Fallon, Ill., iled a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging that at the time of the crash the truck driver charged was high on crack cocaine. Cheryl O. Culver, 67, of Summerield, Ill., was killed when a semi-truck crashed into four vehicles on Nov. 8 on U.S. Highway 50, east of Scott Troy Road, police say. The truck’s driver, Orlando V. Luke, 47, of Augusta, Ga., was later charged with reckless homicide in the crash. Luke is Luke jailed in St. Clair County with bail set at $250,000, police said. The lawsuit was iled by Culver’s son, James Culver, who was in a separate vehicle just ahead of his mother at the time of the crash. The suit cites witness reports for its allegations that Luke was speeding and high on crack when his truck ran a red light before crashing head-on into Culver’s 2015 Ford Escape. James Culver is seeking in excess of $75,000 from Luke and his company, LF Xpress Inc. ST. LOUIS > Teen is critically wounded in robbery attempt • The owner of a balloon store shot and critically wounded a 16-yearold who attempted to rob the business at gunpoint on Thursday, St. Louis police said. The incident happened at 11:06 a.m. at Galaxy Balloon Store, 4324 West Florissant Avenue.

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JEFFERSON CITY > MoDOT adds parental leave for employees • The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Thursday it would be following Gov. Eric Greitens’ lead in expanding paid parental leave to its employees. Primary caregivers will receive six weeks of paid leave after a birth or adoption; secondary caregivers will get three weeks. The move is identical to an executive order Greitens issued Monday extending the beneits to all state executive branch employees under his control or the purview of his appointees. Greitens’ order did not apply to MoDOT, an agency led by a commission that appoints the department director. “I appreciate this action by the

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Jury acquits squatter in murder of retired Normandy ireighter BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Thursday acquitted a man charged with murdering a retired firefighter in Normandy in 2015. Garrett Watts, 21, was accused o f fa ta l ly shooting Joe “Buddy” Dav i d s o n , 68, in an Watts apartment in the 7700 block of Nacomis Drive in Normandy on May 17, 2015. The jury deliberated for about five hours before returning not guilty verdicts on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action. “I’m extremely hurt and disappointed,” Davidson’s son, DeMarco Davidson, 36, said after the verdict. “I pray that this is a wake-up call for him.” Assistant St. Louis County Prosecutor Kimberly Kilgore told jurors Watts had moved to Normandy from Ohio, and in the two to three weeks before Davidson’s death, had been squatting with a woman he had grown up with at a house about a mile away from Davidson’s apartment. K ilgore said Watts’ roommate, a drug addict, grew angry with Watts because he was jobless and not helping with the apartment. After an argument,

Kilgore said, Watts went to Davidson’s house to rob his roommate’s drug dealer, who stayed with Davidson. “Where’s the [expletive] at? Where’s the [expletive] at?” Kilgore said Watts yelled before shooting Joe Davidson once in the upper chest. Joe Davidson was found fatally shot on his couch in an apartment he had shared with a woman for several years, Kilgore said. That woman, one of two witnesses who identified Watts as the killer, also did drugs with Watts’ roommate. “He’s desperate. He has nowhere to go and he makes a rash decision,” Kilgore told jurors. “He needs to be held responsible.” Watts’ attorney, Beverly Hauber, told jurors that Watts was exercising at a nearby basketball court at the time of the shooting to burn of steam after arguing with his roommate. Hauber said Watts’ roommate, her two drugaddicted friends and a son of Joe Davidson conspired to finger Watts as the killer because Watts was the “odd man out” who threatened their lifestyle, which she described as a “circle of drugs and prostitution.” “Mr. Watts was the one guy who is the disposable part of this group,” she told jurors. “They’re lying to you to protect the lifestyle they had, to protect each

other.” Police found a .38-caliber revolver and Watts’ shirt at the base of a tree near the apartments about three days after the killing. Watts’ roommate told police where it was stashed. Watts’ blood was found on the shirt, and the revolver was the same caliber as the bullet recovered from Joe Davidson’s body. Lab tests on the bullet and gun, however, were inconclusive about whether that gun was used to kill Joe Davidson. Hauber suggested the revolver and shirt had been planted conspicuously by the tree to point to Watts as the killer. Watts’ DNA was found on the shirt but not on the gun. Davidson’s relatives said he was a Vietnam veteran who served as a firefighter with the Robertson Fire Protection District for 2½ decades. His relatives said he was a father of five and

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a news conference Thursday afternoon. “Fortunately there is something good that can come of this,” Lakin said of the child’s survival. Authorities were notified about 5:15 a.m. that a house on Dogwood Lane in Glen Carbon was burning. Six children who were in the house when the fire began escaped. Some of those children ran to a nearby Walmart to call 911, Glen Carbon Police Lt. Wayne White said. The caller said there might have been a victim inside, White said, but the house was fully involved and firefighters could not safely enter until they had put the fire out. The body was removed mid-afternoon Thursday. An autopsy is pending. A surveillance video obtained from a neighbor shows an SUV’s headlights switching on in the driveway of the house about 4:50 a.m. Several minutes later, the SUV backs out of the driveway. About 3 minutes later, a reflection from the flames of the burning house can be seen on the side of a nearby house. Four children run across the street, heading in the direction of Walmart. The smallest child is carrying a blanket. About 5:30 a.m., about 16 miles east of the Glen Carbon house, a 911 caller notified the Madison County Sherif’s Oice that a vehicle had driven into Silver Lake, of Route 143. Highland EMS made it to the lake first, and paramedic Todd Zobrist rushed into the cold water and searched the vehicle. Lakin lauded Zobrist as a “hero,” saying he swam out 50 to 75 feet into the lake, did a sweep of the car and found the 3-month-old baby floating inside the vehicle with about six or eight inches of air space. The baby was lifeless when Zobrist pulled him from the SUV, and Zobrist began CPR on the roof of the vehicle, Lakin said. The infant was rushed to a St. Louis hospital. At the same time, authorities launched a boat to search for the driver. They issued a plea for the public’s help in finding Campbell, a “person of interest.” Campbell’s body was found about 11:15 a.m. about 400 feet from where the vehicle went into the water, Lakin said. The vehicle was pulled from the lake about 1:15 p.m. An autopsy is pending to determine cause of death. A gun was found inside the SUV, a source said. Campbell was divorced in Madison County in 2012 from Justin Campbell, according to court records. She identifies Justin Campbell on Facebook as being the father of her children. The divorce was granted by de-

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elected school boards. They currently operate only in St. Louis and Kansas City; the plan would allow charter schools in places such as Columbia and Springfield. The sponsor, Rep. Rebecca Roeber, R-Lee’s Summit, touted the legislation as a way to provide students and families with more choices. The changes, she said, will bring competition to schools, triggering improvement and innovation in education. That’s exactly what parents said earlier in the week when they lobbied in the Capitol for the expansion. Carmen Ward has a son with autism. She didn’t feel that regular St. Louis public schools met his needs. Isolated from other students, he began to regress quickly. After enrolling him in multiple schools that eventually shuttered their doors or lost accreditation, Ward was introduced to charter schools. Her son is now an eighth-grader at Kipp Inspire Academy in St. Louis. “They’re mapping special needs services around what he needs,” said Ward, 38. Ward, speaking to a panel of senators, implored them to give parents the choice. “St. Louis Public Schools didn’t just get this way overnight. This has been going on for a long time,” she said. “And now that the pot is boiling, now we want to say, ‘Charter schools are not the best option.’ I can’t say it’s the best option for every kid. What I can say is, my son was failing rapidly. What I can say is the system he was set up to go in in St. Louis Public Schools was going to make him a statistic.”

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fault when he failed to appear in court. Cristy Campbell was awarded custody of the children. Cristy Campbell has published photos of herself with seven children, including a baby boy, Julian, born in December. The four boys and two girls range in age from 4 to 14. A neighbor, Sherry Ricker, said she believed that Justin Campbell was living at the house, a split level on a street of well-kept ranch and two-story houses. She said the family was always busy because the children were involved in a variety of activities. The house was filled with trophies, she said. She said she saw Cristy Campbell and held the baby three days ago. “She was happier than I had seen her in a long time,” Ricker said. All seven children, “to include the infant child rescued from the submerged vehicle,” are accounted for and safe, the Madison County Sherif’s Oice said

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in a press release. They are with family members, Lakin said. Court records point to a tumultuous relationship between Cristy and Justin Campbell. In 2005, Justin Campbell was charged with domestic abuse.

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Ward’s story, and others like hers, highlight the argument charter school advocates have been making for years — that parents and students deserve options outside of typical public schools. But Democrats argued that schools are not businesses and that charter schools drain funding from students at standard public schools. “We’re talking about children. Instead of putting in competition, we need to put our resources into schools that serve all children,” said Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury. “This bill does not help kids,” said Rep. Doug Beck, D-Afton. “This is not what is best for kids.” Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, was among those calling on his colleagues to support the changes. “Our public education system is a disgrace. We have failing schools throughout this country,” Dogan said. “We overlook that at our own peril.” Some public education advocates remain doubtful. Charter schools’ performance has been a mixed bag at best, said Brent Ghan, executive director of the Missouri School Boards’ Association. In St. Louis, some charter schools are so popular they struggle to keep up with demand. Others have struggled for over a decade but remain open. In a hearing for a similar bill in the Senate earlier this week, others argued that the state had poured millions into charter schools that had closed. “We believe those were not wasted dollars, but dollars that educated Missouri students. Just as we don’t believe the $3 billion dollars were wasted during the 10 years St. Louis public schools went unaccredited,”

said Doug Thaman, Missouri Charter Public School Association’s executive director. “But there is a diference,” he added. “Poor-performing charter schools close. Persistently poor-performing school districts [have] not.” In a sign that Republican leaders knew the vote would be close, House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluf, inserted a provision saying charter schools could open only if the state’s school formula was fully funded. Under the current budget proposal pending in the House, the formula is fully funded. The speaker also backed an amendment setting out a procedure for revoking a charter based on performance. In the end, the measure received one more vote than was needed for approval. The fight now moves to the Senate, where the chairman of the Senate education committee is not viewed as a major proponent of charter schools. Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, has expressed concern that the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has little authority to intervene in struggling charters, the way they did for St. Louis public schools. Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, who is sponsoring a similar measure in the Senate, acknowledged that a tense debate awaits. But Eigel said he was confident the sides could reach a compromise to improve education in the state. “We’re all trying to get to the same place,” he said. The legislation is House Bill 634. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

Prosecutors said he caused bodily harm to Cristy Campbell, then known as Cristy L. Brueggemann, by slapping her in the head when she was 16 weeks pregnant. He was sentenced in March 2006 to a year of proba-

tion and fined $500. The couple, who by this time had three children, were married on Nov. 3, 2006, at the Madison County Court House. Justin Campbell’s probation was revoked when he failed to pay on time and appear in court, and he was arrested in October 2007. The case was closed again in December 2007. In 2010, Cristy Campbell sued her husband for divorce, but withdrew the suit. On April 24, 2012, she alleged abuse again. “He has choked me, he has pushed me several times, he has slapped me in my head, he has pushed me into bricks,” she wrote. A judge granted an emergency order of protection on April 25, 2012, and Cristy Campbell sued again for divorce. On May 10, 2012, the couple appeared in court together and Cristy Campbell asked for the protection order to be dismissed; it was. The divorce was finalized on July 27, 2012. She was awarded custody, he was granted visitation rights. In February 2014, Cristy Campbell requested supervised visitation, alleging that one of the children told her his father had pinched and punched him, and another child said he had been choked. The court ordered that Justin Campbell’s visitation take place at a court-approved neutral location. In May 2014, Glen Carbon Police cited Cristy Campbell after she allegedly allowed a 5-yearold child to leave their home on Dogwood Lane and “wander around the streets of Glen Carbon unattended.” She attended parenting classes in exchange for prosecutors’ dropping the charge. Authorities said at the news conference that they had answered about 50 calls at the house since 2010, including hangup 911 calls, complaints of barking dogs and some domestic calls. The house stood Thursday with melted siding and a charred roof line. A Spiderman bicycle was propped against a wall, near an angel statue. A manager at Bob Evans restaurant in Collinsville, where Justin Campbell was employed and worked on Wednesday, said the staf was distraught. Campbell was “an outstanding guy,” he said, who “loved his kids.” “Everyone is waiting for confirmation it was him.” Jeremy Kohler, Ashley Jost and Robert Cohen of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this article. Christine Byers • 314-340-8087 / Denise Hollinshed • 314-340-8319 @christinedbyers / @Hollinshed57 on Twitter cbyers@post-dispatch.com / dhollinshed@ post-dispatch.com

St. Louis Schools approve promised raises for teachers BY ASHLEY LISENBY St. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • The St. Louis Public Schools’ appointed School Board approved a union contact on Thursday that guarantees raises for teachers over the next three years. The contract negotiated by the American Federation of Teachers of St. Louis Local 420 calls for compound raises based on experience of 2.75 to 3.25 percent yearly until 2020. The contract takes effect in April. Local 420 president Mary Armstrong could not be reached for comment. Board member Richard Gaines said he believed the raise was in line with a promise the board made to increase teacher salaries after voters approved a tax increase last year. “We made a promise as a body that once we began talking about this we would do the absolute best the school system could do to address how bad and uncompetitive our salary structure has been for the past years,” Gaines said. “I don’t want anyone to believe we’ve resolved all of those issues. We have not. But we believe this represents a good start towards that.” St. Louis city has long had the lowest average teacher salary compared with school districts in St. Louis County and St. Charles County. In 2016, the district’s average teacher salary was $46,386, compared with a state average of $49,060 and an average of $59,712 among St. Louisarea district schools, according to state data. Superintendent Kelvin Adams

has said that the low salary is one reason the district struggles to keep dozens of teachers from leaving every year, but that other costs such as a growing pension contribution hampered the district’s ability to raise salaries. The district’s annual pension contribution grew to $31 million in 2014 from $19 million six years before, at the same time it is losing hundreds of employees who could have contributed to the pension plan. Meanwhile, longtime teachers have lamented what they say are too few pay increases. Their last pay increase was a 2 percent bump that went into efect in July. Teachers received a few one-time salary adjustments of more than $1,000 in the last three years. The last 2 percent pay increase before that happened in the 2012-2013 school year. The board also discussed plans to rebrand eight district schools with low enrollment, including Clay, Farragut, Hodgen, Laclede, Walbridge elementary schools, Long Middle School, and Northwest and Roosevelt High Schools to make them competitive with other schools. Some themes include an emphasis on law and social justice, global studies and languages, and science and technology. The board did not say how much efforts to update schools inside and out would cost. Kristen Taketa of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Ashley Lisenby • 314-340-8344 @aadlisenby on Twitter alisenby@post-dispatch.com


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Prosecutors cite ‘aggravating circumstances’ instructions and again referenced getting “Russ’ money,” promising a $10,000 bounty. “Russ,” investigators believe, is Russell Faria, who was convicted of his wife’s fatal stabbing before the conviction was overturned and he was acquitted in a retrial. The conviction was overturned in part because Faria’s attorneys weren’t allowed to present Hupp as an alternative suspect in Betsy Faria’s murder. Hupp was the last person, other than the murderer, to see Faria alive. She also became the beneficiary of a $150,000 life insurance policy days before the murder. After Faria’s acquittal, federal investigators began to look into the case.

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Tim Lohmar called the death penalty an “extraordinary remedy” but said the crime qualified as “one of the worst of the worst.” It is also extraordinarily rare for a woman. The last woman to be executed in Missouri went to the gas chamber in 1953. Lohmar said he could not recall a death penalty case against anyone in St. Charles County in at least a decade. There are 17 “aggravating circumstances” that can qualify someone for the death penalty, and at least one must be present. In the case of Hupp, prosecutors said that the murder was “outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible or inhuman in that it involved depravity of mind.” Under questioning by reporters, Lohmar declined to go into detail about what made the killing merit the death penalty but did say that the victim had been chosen at random and cited “the wanton disregard for human life” in Gumpenberger’s “execution.” In a court filing, prosecutors said the factors that supported Hupp’s “depravity of mind” were that Hupp’s choice of Gumpenberger as her victim “was random and without regard to the victim’s identity” and “thereby exhibited a callous disregard for the sanctity of all human life.” Lohmar said Gumpenberger’s family supported the decision to pursue a death penalty. Hupp’s attorney Nick Williams released a brief statement that said: “Another press conference. The prosecutor is doing his best to make it impossible to seat an impartial local jury.” Among the mitigating factors that would have to be considered by a judge or jury would be Hupp’s lack of a criminal record and her mental state. Lawyer Rick Sindel, who estimates that he’s handled more than 20 state and federal cases involving prosecutors seeking the death penalty, called the aggravating factor selected by St. Charles County prosecutors “kind of a stretch” for the circumstances of the Hupp case, but said that “you can probably shoehorn anything into it.” He said that juries, who will ultimately make the decision about whether an aggravating factor applies, were often “most worried about … ‘Is this person dangerous to my family and my friends?’” But before deciding that, they also may hear about any other “bad acts” by Hupp. Sindel said very death penalty sentence would be reviewed by the Missouri Supreme Court, where it would be compared with others that cited the same aggravating factor. He also said Lohmar’s move could be a tactic to win a guilty plea from Hupp. “Everything is a negotiating tactic in a death case,” Sindel said. If convicted and sentenced to death, appeals would delay any execution for years. Mark Christeson was executed on Jan. 31, almost exactly 19 years after he killed a

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woman from south-central Missouri and her two children. The last woman to be executed in Missouri was Bonnie Brown Heady, on Dec. 18, 1953, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections. But Heady’s death sentence was a federal one — for the kidnapping and killing of 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease Jr. No women are currently facing a death sentence in Missouri. In recent decades, one woman who was once sentenced to death died, apparently of suicide, while her case was being retried, according to the department. Four women who were facing death were re-sentenced to life without parole. Two are still alive. There is also no “death row” in Missouri. Inmates facing death are integrated in the general population. A woman sentenced to death would be held at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia, the department said.

Police soon began to doubt Hupp’s story about the shooting. Gumpenberger was disabled from a car crash and would have been unable to move as Hupp claimed, friends and acquaintances told the PostDispatch. The serial number on a $100 bill found in Hupp’s bedroom was sequential to four $100 bills found in Gumpenberger’s pocket, something O’Fallon police Detective Kevin Mountain described in a court document as “extremely uncommon for two people who reportedly do not know each other.”

Surveillance video shows Hupp’s interactions with one of the witnesses who described the “Dateline” ruse. Investigators also believe that Hupp bought the knife, along with paper matching that used for the kidnapping instructions, eight days before the shooting, sources close to the case have told the Post-Dispatch. The trial, subject to change, is set to begin Oct. 3. Lohmar said the death penalty issue could delay that date. Hupp’s attorneys are seeking to have jurors brought in from outside St. Charles County, citing the extensive publicity surrounding Hupp and Betsy Faria. Prosecutors are opposed. The Faria murder was the subject of a joint Post-Dispatch-KTVI Fox 2 investigation in 2014 and has also been featured multiple times on “Dateline.” The death of Hupp’s mother, Shirley Neumann, 77, has also been mentioned in court and in the news. Neumann was found dead in 2013 after an apparent fall from the balcony of her apartment near Fenton. Police said that they were taking another look after Hupp was charged with Gumpenberger’s murder. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

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Gutting of EPA, Interior, Energy funds riles many, pleases others BY MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

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changed. Reagan cited the aging B-52 bomber — which the Air Force had trouble keeping in the air in the 1980s because of a lack of spare parts — as a sign of a decaying military. Trump cited the very same aircraft, still in the nation’s arsenal 60 years after it was introduced, after an engine of one of the big “Bufs” fell of during a mission over North Dakota in January. Although Congress is likely to make changes, Boeing Co would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the administration’s proposal, which included $2.4 billion for 24 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet jet fighters that would be made in St. Louis. This is 10 more than the U.S. House of Representatives approved on March 8 in its 2017 base spending bill. Instead of facing a Democratic House, as Reagan did, Trump has a GOP body that is turning out to be just as cantankerous as Tip O’Neill’s Democrats were in the 1980s. Reagan and O’Neill came to an eventual agreement over taxing and spending after Reagan had a fairly unified GOP behind him. The road to Republican rapprochement this time around is less clear. Some Republicans, especially in the Senate, are balking at some of Trump’s spending cuts. “The president’s budget is the first step in the appropriations process,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who last year helped push through the first spending increase in the National Institutes of Health budget in 12 years, only to see Trump propose on Thursday a nearly 20 percent cut. “There are many concerns with nondefense discretionary cuts.” Another diference from the 1980s? A more voluminous and more instantaneous web of interests that support their slices of the federal pie. Simultaneously released with Trump’s budget

were data streams making the case for everything from student loans to student art. The Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank founded by John Podesta, a veteran ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton, dispensed data showing that Trump’s proposed cuts would slice $70 million out of more than a half billion dollars in Pell Grants for Missouri students, and that Trump-proposed cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency could reduce federal aid to Missouri by $15 million. Trump, and his allies, are fighting back. White House press secretary Sean Spicer called the $1.1 trillion discretionary budget blueprint a “huge down payment on the president’s goal of showing fiscal responsibility.” Trump’s Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that “we’re going to spend a lot of money, but we are not going to spend it on programs that cannot show” they work. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, who last year helped usher through the first major change in chemical regulations in decades, told the PostDispatch he is confident that the EPA will have the money necessary to carry out those regulations, and others mandated by law. It was add-on initiatives such as expanding EPA control over water quality in then-President Barack Obama’s controversial “Waters of the USA” initiative that the government should not be paying for, Shimkus told the PostDispatch. Many advocacy groups fighting the changes were able to drill down to the impact on localities with the computer-assisted speed of fiber-optics. Within hours of Trump’s budget release, Kate Shindle, former Miss America and president of the 50,000-members Actors Equity union, was denouncing the potential cuts, including

the elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Local organizations dependent on the federal funding were in reaction mode, too. “This could be a fatal blow” for St. Louis arts organizations, especially smaller and locally focused ones, said Cecilia Nadal, executive director of Gitana Productions, an arts organization that uses music, dance and drama as a bridge between communities. The group has focused on bringing black, white and immigrant children together in Ferguson and south St. Louis. Some current budget warriors made specific references to Reagan. Citing polls showing decisive public support for programs protecting the environment, National Resources Defense Council governmental afairs director David Goldson said that “this is a misreading of the public that the right wing has made repeatedly. “They made it under Reagan, they made it under George W. Bush, they made it under [former House Speaker Newt] Gingrich. “Every time they have tried to go after these programs and the public has seen what they are actually talking about, there has been a backlash and they have moved away,” he said. “That is one reason why these programs are still around after 30 years of eforts to attack them. It is because they have real benefits for real people.” The federal government’s debt passed $1 trillion in Reagan’s first year in oice. It is approaching $20 trillion now, after nearly doubling under Obama. Adam Aton of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Chuck Raasch • 202-298-6880 @craasch on Twitter craasch@post-dispatch.com

proposed budget would gut programs for science and the environment, reflecting the Republican’s rejection of mainstream science. Trump has frequently called climate change a “hoax,” and his EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, said last week he did not believe carbon dioxide was a primary contributor to global warming. Trump’s proposed budget would cut the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31 percent — nearly one-third — and eliminate more than 3,200 jobs. That amounts to 20 percent of the agency’s current workforce of 15,000. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the Trump administration was cutting spending for climate change eforts because “we consider that to be a waste of your money.” Speaking to reporters Thursday, Mulvaney said: “I think the president is fairly straightforward. We’re not spending money on that.” Trump’s proposed budget goes far beyond EPA cuts. It would eliminate funds for the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama’s signature efort to address climate change by restricting greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. Four diferent NASA Earth science missions would be shut down, including one championed by former Vice President Al Gore, a leading climate change activist. The plan also would eliminate funding for the State Department’s Global Climate Change Initiative and the U.N. Green Climate Fund, which help developing nations address climate change. It also would cut $250 million from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants that help coastal communities adapt to climate change, deal with invasive species and maintain healthy water and fisheries. The budget also eliminates funding for regional programs to clean up the Great Lakes, Puget Sound and Chesapeake Bay, as well as Energy Star, a popular program to promote efficiency in home appliances. Midwest Republicans in Congress were upset with the Great Lakes program cut, while Democrats denounced the overall plan in stark language. “Literally and figuratively, this is a scorchedearth budget that represents an all-out assault on clean air, water and land,” said Gina McCarthy, who led the EPA in Obama’s second term. Margie Alt, executive director of Environment America, called the budget proposal “dirty and dangerous” and said it would cripple U.S. eforts to combat climate change. “It is basically a ‘get out of jail free card’ for polluters,” Alt said. But Thomas Pyle, president of the American Energy Alliance, an advocacy group backed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, said Trump’s budget “offers a much-needed resetting of the relationship between the federal government, the states and the American people.” By slashing budgets for the EPA, Interior, Energy and other departments, Trump is taking needed steps to “eliminate the architecture of President Obama’s politically motivated climate action plan” and re-emphasize the core mission at federal agencies, Pyle said. Waleed Abdalati, NASA’s former chief scientist and now head of an environmental science research institute at the University of Colorado, said Trump’s budget “really makes a troubling statement.” The only reason to cancel the already-launched satellite championed by Gore “is not money — it’s just you don’t like it,” he said. Trump and other administration oicials are wrong if they think ignoring global warming will make it go away, Abdalati added. “Climate change will never disappear,” he said. “It’s not changing because we’re studying it. We’re able to meet the challenges associated with it because we’re studying it. The Earth will go on doing what it does.”

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to perform necessary scientific and legal work in the St. Louis area, with potential consequences for Superfund sites such as West Lake Landfill ranking as an especially prominent concern. “There’s diferent agencies within EPA that Superfund relies on,” said Dawn Chapman, a co-founder of Just Moms STL, a group of resident activists focusing on the landfill that contains radioactive waste. EPA entities such as the National Remedy Review Board and the Office of Research and Development, for instance, have played roles vital to the work conducted at West Lake. “You have diferent theories of ways to make Superfund better, but none of them require simply just cutting the budget of EPA,” said Chapman. Scott Slesinger, legislative director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the organization estimates that Trump’s proposal would equate to a $330-million cut to the Superfund program. “A lot of that money was to work out the arrangements with other parties to pay for the cleanup, so a significant cut in part of this program is clearly going to slow down cleanups in many, many sites,”

said Slesinger. “The EPA has to go through a lot of general litigation or settlement with possible parties. This is expensive, it is time consuming [and] companies are given certain advantages by delaying.” To Chapman and others following West Lake, the looming possibility of EPA budget cuts heightens the urgency to shift management of the site to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Legislation advocating for that change faltered in Congress last year, and has yet to show new signs of life. Others worry that the implications of cuts would extend beyond Missouri’s 58 remedial Superfund sites — which includes 20 in St. Louis city, St. Louis County and adjacent counties — pointing out that popular programs and the EPA’s general ability to enforce regulations could be compromised. John Hickey, the director of the Sierra Club’s Missouri Chapter, mentioned two examples: an EPA program to reduce diesel emissions on school buses; and the agency’s expensive legal fight with Ameren Missouri regarding emissions at the utility’s aging Rush Island coal plant. “It doesn’t mean anonymous bureaucrats who don’t do anything important are going to lose their job,” said Hickey. “It’s going to come right back to St. Louis.”

Despite its establishment by a Republican president, Richard Nixon, the EPA has long been a target of criticism from conservatives. Some Republican Congressional delegates from the St. Louis area said the proposal moved spending in a direction they approve of. “The president said he was going to drain the swamp. His budget proposal does just that,” said Rep. Ann Wagner, RBallwin. “Even while the EPA was fully staffed, they still couldn’t manage the West Lake site. Maybe a slash to their budget will wake them up to the needs of real people.” Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, who chairs a House subcommittee that oversees the EPA, also expressed support for restricting the agency’s scope. “The reality is EPA needs to refocus on the core responsibilities it was authorized to carry out,” Shimkus said in a statement. “Instead of redefining [the waters of the United States] and pursuing climate initiatives explicitly rejected by Congress, EPA should focus its resources on remediating Superfund sites, providing assistance to improve the quality of our nation’s aging rural water systems and implementing legislation I co-authored to improve the way we test and regulate chemicals in commerce.”

But St. Louis area residents such as Chapman hope that the severity of the proposed cuts and the high stakes at West Lake will spark even conservative-leaning residents to mobilize and rally bipartisan support for the EPA. “It’s important to keep this as bipartisan as we can,” Chapman said. “There’s this real idea that conservatives don’t care about the environment, but I don’t think that’s the case. “If we can get them to speak out on this issue, it can be very efective to change the minds of the legislators who have an efect on this site.” Others, meanwhile, say it’s squarely on lawmakers to stand up for the agency during the budget process. “This is not so much a Trump conversation in my mind as it is a Missouri elected oicial conversation,” said Ed Smith, policy director for the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. “The onus is on them to make sure that the EPA is not gutted in a way that the cleanup at West Lake Landfill is incomplete.” Chuck Raasch of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report from Washington. Bryce Gray • 314-340-8307 @_BryceGray on Twitter bgray@post-dispatch.com


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Why Trump’s travel ban has struggled in courts Judge cites ‘religious animus’ behind immigration measure BY GENE JOHNSON AND SUDHIN THANAWALA associated Press

SEATTLE • Federal law gives the president broad author-

ity over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans who didn’t already have relatives here and Barack Obama to keep out North Korean oicials. So why does President Donald Trump keep running into legal trouble with his eforts to freeze immigration by refugees and citizens of some predominantly Muslim nations? As the legal fight moves into the appeals courts, two key issues will be the extent of the president’s broad immigration powers — and whether Trump’s own record stymies his plans.

THE RULINGS Neither U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang in Maryland nor Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii bought the administration’s reasoning that the travel ban is about national security. Judge Derrick Watson “The history of pubquestioned whether the lic statements continues to travel ban was motivated provide a convincing case by security concerns. that the purpose of the second executive order remains the realization of the longenvisioned Muslim ban,” Chuang wrote. Watson criticized what he called the “illogic” of the government’s arguments and cited “significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus” behind the travel ban. But the scope of the rulings differed. In a challenge brought by Hawaii, Watson blocked the federal government from enforcing its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries and its suspension of the nation’s refugee program. Chuang blocked only the six-nation travel ban, saying it wasn’t clear that the suspension of the refugee program was similarly motivated by religious bias.

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Ireland’s prime minister pushes Trump on illegal Irish immigrants in visit BY CATHERINE LUCEY associated Press

• Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is urging President Donald Trump to help Irish people living in the U.S. illegally, saying they just want to “make America great.” Kenny spoke at a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday as part of a series of events celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, including a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House, where the two discussed immigration, trade and the Irish economy. On people living in the country illegally, Kenny said, “We would like this to be sorted. It would remove a burden of so many people that they can stand out in the light and say, ‘Now I am free to contribute to America as I know I can.’ And that’s what people want.” Kenny also urged Trump to consider providing more work visas “for young people who want to come to America and to work here.” Some estimates put the Irish natives living in the country illegally in the tens of thousands. Kenny has made a similar pitch on immigration in the past, but the current U.S. administration’s position on illegal immigration has heightened the underlying tension. Trump ran on a promise to curtail illegal immigration. His revised travel ban, afecting travelers from six Muslim-majority nations, was set to go into efect Thursday before it was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii. Kenny also sought to impress upon Trump the diiculties Ireland will face as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. At the luncheon, he said: “Let me say

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and President Donald Trump visit with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (right) on Thursday on Capitol Hill.

to you that as a member of the European Council, what we want to do is to work with America.” Trump supported the British vote to leave the 28-country bloc — known as Brexit — saying earlier this year that it would “end up being a great thing.” Trump welcomed Kenny to the White House, proclaiming his love for Ireland. At the luncheon, he called Kenny a “new friend” and quoted an Irish proverb to remember friends that “have stuck by you.” Trump added: “Politically speaking, a lot of us know that.” After the meeting and luncheon, Kenny was returning to the White House for a St. Patrick’s Day reception. Kenny was the first EU politician to meet with Trump after British Prime Minister Theresa May. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was

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Speaking Wednesday evening at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., Trump called the ruling in Hawaii an example of “unprecedented judicial overreach” and said his administration would appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the Justice Department was exploring its options but that it expected to file an appeal of the Maryland ruling with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and to seek clarification of the Hawaii order before appealing to the 9th Circuit. That circuit is where a three-judge panel unanimously declined to reinstate Trump’s original travel ban when it was put on hold by a Seattle Judge last month. Despite the legal victories for critics of the ban, it’s far from clear that they will continue to win.

scheduled to come to the White House on Tuesday, but that visit was moved to Friday because of the snow. The St. Patrick’s Day event at the White House dates to the 1950s and has become an important standing engagement for Ireland, which has strong emotional and ancestral ties to the United States. Speaking after Trump at the luncheon, Kenny showed of his country’s famed wit. “They say the Irish have the capacity to change everything,” he said. “I just saw the president of the United States read from his script, entirely.” But Kenny was also complimentary. “Let me congratulate you, President Trump, on your election,” he said. “You beat them all.”

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Trump learns: In big chair, words matter ‘Muslim ban’ court losses show him his diatribes can haunt his policies BY JULIE PACE Associated Press

WASHINGTON • Donald Trump is learn-

ing a harsh lesson: In the White House, words matter. The new president’s rhetoric, along with commentary from his advisers and associates, was at the heart of two federal judges’ orders this week blocking his controversial refugee and immigration ban for a second time. And on Capitol Hill, his tweets alleging that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper have brought Democrats and Republicans together in rare agreement: They’ve seen no evidence to back up Trump’s provocative claims. The legal and legislative pushback has left the White House frustrated and angry. Trump slammed the court orders on his travel ban as “unprecedented judicial overreach.” Spokesman Sean Spicer declared the president was standing by his wiretapping claims, despite having few allies and still no evidence. Trump is unaccustomed to being held accountable for his words. As a real estate mogul and reality TV star, he thrived on over-the-top claims and attention-getting hype. His approach, honed through decades working with New York tabloids, deeply frustrated his political rivals during the presidential campaign and sent fact-checkers into overdrive. His campaign advisers responded by encouraging voters and the media to take him seriously, but not literally.

‘MUSLIM BAN’ But that’s not an option for the president of the United States. His words can move financial markets, reassure or unnerve allies, quiet or antagonize opponents, set the direction for administration policy and — as Trump saw this week — carry significant legal weight. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland drew from the president’s remarks — and even campaign press releases — in decisions blocking his executive order that would have temporarily halted entry to the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries. The order was a revised version of the more wide-ranging directive that was signed by Trump in January and also halted by the courts. While the White House has insisted the order does not amount to a Muslim ban, the judges pointed to Trump’s campaign

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In November, after Donald Trump’s election win, security personnel stand at the front entrance of Trump Tower in New York. Oicials generally agree that there is no indication that Trump Tower was ever “the subject of surveillance” by the U.S. government.

call for temporarily banning all Muslims from the U.S. “The history of public statements continues to provide a convincing case that the purpose of the Second Executive Order remains the realization of the longenvisioned Muslim ban,” U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang, who is based in Maryland, said in Thursday’s ruling. Trump’s advisers, too, are being held accountable for their descriptions of the policy. In Honolulu, U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson’s order referenced a television interview in which former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recalled the president’s telling him he wanted to figure out the right way to legally set up a “Muslim ban.” Giuliani was a staunch Trump supporter during the campaign but does not have a job in the administration. Stephen Miller, Trump’s White House policy adviser and the architect of the immigration and refugee policy, was cited for saying that the revised order was “still going to have the same basic policy outcome” as the first directive. Trump doesn’t appear to be taking Watson’s order to heart. At a campaign rally

shortly after the ruling, he described his second order as a “watered-down version of the first.” Norm Eisen, who served as then-President Barack Obama’s ethics chief and has been a sharp critic of the new president, called Trump’s words a “legal disaster,” both for the current executive order and any new versions the White House may issue.

NO WIRETAP EVIDENCE Meanwhile, the court rulings come as the White House wrestles with Trump’s stunning wiretapping allegations against Obama. He has offered no evidence to support his comments and has since said he was taking his cues from news reporters about intelligence agencies’ having intercepts of his associates’ communications with Russia. The White House tried to quickly shift the burden of proof to House and Senate intelligence committees investigating Russia’s interference in the election. But lawmakers simply ramped up the pressure on the administration, demanding evidence of supposed wiretapping from the Justice Department.

Top lawmakers on both committees made very clear this week that they hadn’t seen anything to support the president’s assertions. “Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” Senate intelligence committee chair Richard Burr, R-N.C., and vice chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a joint statement Thursday. Trump’s advisers insist the president’s word does carry weight and point to efforts early in his administration to make good on signature campaign promises, including building a wall along the southern border that Mexico will pay for. Trump’s budget, released Thursday, would bill U.S. taxpayers for an immediate $1.4 billion in funding for the wall, with an additional $2.6 billion planned for fiscal year 2018. Trump says Mexico will ultimately pay for the wall but has yet to specify how and when that might happen.

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Trump ‘stands by’ unproven wiretapping claim, Spicer says BY PHILIP RUCKER Washington Post

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that President Donald Trump “stands by” his allegation that then-President Barack Obama ordered wiretapping surveillance of Trump Tower last fall, despite statements from the leaders of congressional investigations that no evidence had been found to support the claim. In a remarkably combative exchange with reporters at his daily news briefing, Spicer was asked whether Trump still believed Obama ordered the alleged surveillance efort. “He stands by it,” Spicer said, going on to assail journalists for the way they reported on the controversy. Earlier Thursday, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee said their investigation into the matter so far had turned up no evidence that the U.S. government had conducted surveillance on Trump Tower in New York, either before or after the election on Nov. 8. “Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016,” read the statement by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the committee chairman, and Sen. Mark R. Warner of Virginia, the committee’s ranking Democrat. In a Fox News Channel interview on Wednesday, Trump acknowledged that he based his initial accusation on news reports that referred to wiretapping generally. He said information would soon be revealed that could prove him right. “I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront

over the next two weeks,” Trump told Fox host Tucker Carlson. Spicer refused to say whether Trump was relying on classified information to make his claims and pointed repeatedly to news articles and “widespread, open source material.” “The president said last night that there would be additional information coming forward,” Spicer said. “There are a ton of media reports out there that indicate that something was going on during the 2016 election.” He added that he believed the president would ultimately be “vindicated.” Spicer spent nearly 10 minutes reading a litany of news stories, including from conservative reporters and the New York Times, that discuss reports of inquiries into the president’s campaign aides and Russian oicials. But it did not appear that any of the reports confirm that Trump Tower was wiretapped. Asked whether the president had directed the Justice Department to provide information in support of his claim to the relevant congressional committees, Spicer said that he had not. “I think the appropriate process is to allow the House and Senate to do this so that it doesn’t appear that we are interfering,” he said. “We’re allowing that process to play through.” At one point, Spicer quoted a report from Fox News alleging that Obama relied on British intelligence to gain access to transcripts of conversations involving Trump. Spicer would not say if the president had raised the allegation with British Prime Minister Theresa May, one of the U.S.’ closest allies. “All we’re doing is literally reading off what other stations and people have reported,” Spicer said. “We’re not casting judgment on that.”

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High stakes for president in replacing Obamacare Trump is reported to be lexible, but balancing factions is tricky BY KEN THOMAS AND CATHERINE LUCEY associated Press

WASHINGTON • As a new president who has vowed to keep his campaign promises, Donald Trump knows he’ll be judged on whether he can repeal the socalled Obamacare law and replace it with something new. Dealing with skepticism from conservatives and moderates alike, the White House is considering changes to the bill that might reassure conservatives, all in an effort to muscle the GOP-backed health care plan through the House next week. Trump, who is not steeped in policy, has signaled that he’s open to negotiation in his first attempt at working with Congress. “The House has put forward a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, based on the principles I outlined in my joint address, but let me tell you we’re going to arbitrate, we’re going to all get together, we’re going to get something done,” Trump said at a rally in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night as supporters waved signs that read “Promises Made, Promises Kept.” On Thursday morning, the House Budget Committee voted to advance the health care bill, overcoming three conservative GOP lawmakers who voted against the measure. The vote was a sign of the challenge GOP leaders face in getting it through the House. Trump is focused on delivering his “repeal and replace” promise and is likely to be flexible on the fine print dividing moderate and conservative Republicans in the policy fight, said a person familiar with the president’s thinking, who spoke on condition of anonymity to share private discussions. Speaking to reporters on Air Force One Wednesday night after the rally, Trump said he expected to get a health care bill through, adding: “It’s going to get all mixed up and we’re going to come up with something. We always do.” The approach reflects a keen awareness within the White House of how much is

riding on the efort. Trump made repealing and replacing his predecessor’s health care law, the Afordable Care Act, a core campaign promise, although he has acknowledged he was surprised at how complex the task would be. Failing to pass a bill while his party controls both the House and Senate would be a devastating blow to his party and the premise of his presidency — that he was the dealmaker the country needed. Still, Trump keeps stressing the legislation is far from finished, telling Fox News Wednesday that “We will take care of our people or I’m not signing it, OK, just so you understand. This is very preliminary.” That approach also has made some allies nervous that the transactional president may be more committed to striking a deal than passing the legislation as crafted by House Speaker Paul Ryan. A bruising independent analysis of the bill has underscored the political risks involved for some moderate Republicans. It’s a risk they’re unlikely to take without a commitment from the president. Ryan said Thursday that Trump was deeply involved in eforts to scrap the ACA and helping GOP leaders persuade reluctant lawmakers. Republican leaders’ task of striking a balance on a bill that will appeal to both conservative and moderate Republicans is proving diicult. Republicans hold a 44seat margin in the House with five vacancies, meaning that if every Democrat opposes the measure, as expected, the GOP could lose 21 votes and still pass the bill. The findings by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that 14 million people would lose health care coverage in the first year alone and 24 million in all by 2026 applied pressure to moderate Republicans wary of being accused in the 2018 midterm elections of ripping away health insurance. After the CBO released its findings, House Republicans such as Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Leonard Lance of New Jersey said they couldn’t back the current House plan because it would leave too many people uninsured and they were worried it would not pass the Senate. But if Republicans try to make improvements to appease moderate members, that could alienate conservatives.

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GOP looks to Trump to rescue health bill Conservative Republicans want more beneit cuts BY MIKE DEBONIS AND SEAN SULLIVAN Washington Post

The House Budget Committee agreed Thursday to recommend changes to a GOP plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act that would make additional cuts to Medicaid and require “able-bodied” participants in the program to work in exchange for their benefits. The recommendations, which reflect concerns among conservative critics who have said they want to see the measure go further in dismantling the ACA, came after the panel narrowly voted to advance the bill to the House floor, 19-17. In that vote, some conservatives registered their opposition. The committee acted amid uncertainty surrounding the bill’s fate. House GOP leaders are hoping to resolve those tensions as they move their bill closer to a final vote. Republican committee members offered a pair of motions to support further cuts to Medicaid beyond the $800 billion in cuts expected under the current bill, according to the Congressional Budget Oice’s estimate. A third GOP motion recommended a change that has garnered wide support among House conservatives — implementing work requirements for “ablebodied” Medicaid recipients — and could find its way into the bill to ease its passage. All three proposed changes passed along party lines. The Budget Committee may not directly amend the bill but may make nonbinding recommendations. Any substantive changes would be made by the House Rules Committee, which controls how the measure is presented and debated on the floor. Three Republicans opposed advancing the full bill — Reps. Dave Brat of Virginia, Gary Palmer of Alabama and Mark Sanford of South Carolina — all of them members of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of hard-right lawmakers. All Democrats voted against it. Sanford said the bill remained “a work in progress” and did not rule out supporting the bill if major changes are made before it comes to the floor for a final House vote. GOP committee members also passed several motions urging further restrictions on the Medicaid program that was vastly expanded under the ACA. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the Freedom Caucus, said the group is now drafting changes that they believe could garner widespread support and that could be introduced as soon as Friday. He declined to discuss what might be in the package but said he was in talks with multiple senators about it. “We’re working very diligently to try to make sure that any amendment that we put forth has a real chance of success,” he said. Palmer, who ofered the motion to add work requirements, said the ACA transformed Medicaid into “a permanent

welfare benefit” that defied the original purpose of the program. “When Medicaid was created, it wasn’t intended to become an entitlement for able-bodied adults,” he said. “Instead, it was meant to be a temporary safety net to protect the most vulnerable. It was meant for seniors and individuals with disabilities, pregnant women and children.”

‘ROBIN HOOD IN REVERSE’ But Rep. Jean Schakowsky, D-Ill., said the change would be “not only punitive but counterproductive in the long run” and that Republicans’ “ultimate goal is simply to kick people of of Medicaid and not to help them find employment.” Opening Thursday’s meeting, Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black, RTenn., called the broader bill “the conservative health care vision that we’ve been talking about for years” and she urged Republican skeptics on the panel to have an open mind. She called the bill a “good first step.” Democrats spoke vehemently against the plan. “This is Robin Hood in reverse, but far worse,” said Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky, the top-ranking Democrat on the committee. He highlighted the CBO analysis this week that projected that 14 million fewer Americans would be insured after one year under the plan. Democrats on the committee pushed a series of amendments to the bill that were rejected mostly along party line votes. They sought to strike provisions that would increase costs for poor or middle-class households and require that the secretary of health and human services certify that the proposal would not increase the number of uninsured Americans, among other things. One Democratic recommendation attracted support from a Republican: Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y., voted for a motion to remove from the bill a provision that would bar federal funding from Planned Parenthood for one year. On Wednesday, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said that his health-care proposal must change to pass the House, marking a significant retreat from his earlier position that the legislation would fail if substantially altered. Addressing reporters Thursday morning, Ryan sought to emphasize that the House bill is one of several steps the GOP plans to take to repeal and replace the ACA. He dismissed suggestions of discord between him and the White House, saying, “We are clearly in sync on this.” “The president of the United States is the one who’s been mediating this,” said Ryan. “The president of the United States is the one who’s bringing people together, sitting around a table, hashing out our diferences, so that we can get to a consensus document.” Ryan plans to hold a House floor vote next week, and Trump administration officials have spent the past two days in near-constant discussions with Republican lawmakers as they try to find enough votes to pass the measure.

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After Dutch reject Algae blooms caused by climate populism, will other change threaten ecosystems Europeans follow? BY RAF CASERT AND ANGELA CHARLTON associated Press

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showed Europe that populism isn’t inevitable. The disappointing showing by firebrand Geert Wilders in the Netherlands election has energized traditional parties across Europe from left and right. But it’s unlikely to extinguish the anti-immigrant, anti-establishment sentiment that has been blazing around Europe. Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister who had pushed the electorate through five years of tough economic measures, emerged victorious in a bruising battle with Wilders, whose relentless invective against all things Muslim and anything from the European Union failed to earn him the breakthrough that many had come to count on as a given. After boosts in Britain and the United States over the past year and Wednesday’s setback in the Netherlands, populism now heads to France for its next test of political viability. Now it is for Marine Le Pen of the National Front to carry the torch in presidential elections starting next month. When French, German, Italian and Bulgarian voters cast ballots in the year ahead, they won’t be out to mimic Dutch voters. Instead, they’ll be driven as much by local issues as global concerns. The challenge now for candidates such as France’s Le Pen is to keep up the momentum of her gospel against immigrants, the political elite and European unity. It has resonated so widely that she’s likely to come out on top of the first round of presidential voting April 23, though she is much less likely to win the May 7 final round. And the challenge for Europe’s more moderate candidates — such as Le Pen’s chief rival, independent Emmanuel

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Macron — is to reconnect with voters alienated by European Union bureaucracy and frustrated by economic stagnation. They could also take some lessons from the Dutch. “Mark Rutte just highlighted the fact that, when you deliver clear speech, when you explain what you do, what your constraints are in your country, you can defeat the extremes,” Macron said Thursday. Le Pen, unusually, didn’t comment on the Dutch vote result. In the wake of the victory of Donald Trump as U.S. president in November, Wilders surged, and at one point looked as if he could get close to one out of four Dutch voters behind him. Now, instead of becoming the biggest party in the Netherlands, Wilders was a very distant second, with barely 13 percent of the vote. Prime Minister Rutte was the toast of most of Europe, where he and other oicials expressed relief at proof the populist tide could be weakened, if not stopped. Rutte said he now wants to listen to the people who felt disenfranchised in their own nation but was glad the dominos pushed over by the “wrong kind of populism” had been halted. Such was the relief that German Chancellor Angela Merkel called to congratulate him at a time when only exit polls were in. The Dutch election was “a good day for democracy,” she said during a speech in Berlin on Thursday. “I was very glad, and I think many people are, that a high turnout led to a very pro-European result.”

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Green algae swirls on the beach of Bandar al-Jissah in Oman on March 3. The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.

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BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, OMAN • The Gulf of Oman turns green

twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought about by climate change, and displacing the zooplankton that underpin the local food chain, threatening the entire marine ecosystem. Khalid al-Hashmi, a marine biologist at the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, wrinkles his nose as the research vessel nears the bloom. “Sea stench,” he says, referring to the algae’s ammonia secretions. “It’s here, you can smell it.” He signals the boat to stop as it speeds beneath a gigantic rock arch of the coast of Muscat, the capital of Oman, an arid sultanate on the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. The captain kills the engine and drops anchor into a slick of bright green muck.

The swarms of microscopic creatures beneath the surface of the Gulf of Oman were all but invisible 30 years ago — now they form giant, murky shapes that can be seen from satellites. Across the planet, blooms have wrecked local ecosystems. Algae can paralyze fish, clog their gills and absorb enough oxygen to sufocate them. Whales, turtles, dolphins and manatees have died, poisoned by algal toxins, in the Atlantic and Pacific. In the Great Lakes of North America, Thailand and the Seychelles, the algae bloom green. In Florida they are red, in the North Atlantic they are chalky white, and in Puget Sound they are orange. The Irish call it the “sea ghost,” and the Taiwanese refer to the blooms as “blue tears.” NASA uses satellites and floating robots to monitor the blooms, said Paula Bontempi, the manager for ocean carbon and biology projects at the U.S. space agency. The satellite technology has enabled scientists to link the algae to higher levels of air and water pollution in recent decades. Scientists based at the LamontDoherty Earth Observatory

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Breaking the circuit breaker Too many tax credits in Missouri? First, whack poor senior citizens.

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causes was popular in the Legislature early everyone in Jeferson when the state was more flush. Now, after City agrees that Missouri’s tax years of slow growth despite millions in tax credit system is out of hand. breaks for corporations, the state faces a There is less agreement on $500 million budget deficit. Suddenly tax what to do about it; some of the biggest credit reform is popular, but only for the tax credit programs have very powerful poor. supporters. The maximum circuit-breaker credit Then there’s the Missouri Property Tax is $750, but the average Credit, one of the three credit last year was $535. most costly tax credit About half of them went programs but — because Now, after to renters, and renters are it benefits low-income years of the people lawmakers senior citizens — doesn’t have targeted. Eliminating have a lot donor juice slow growth their eligibility would save behind it. Naturally, this despite about $55 million, and be is the one the Missouri millions in used to offset $52 million House is going after, even in cuts Gov. Eric Greitens to the point of inventing an tax breaks for initially called for in home entirely new rule to enable corporations, and community-based them to so. the state Medicaid services. GreitIn 1973, the Legislature ens later proposed restorcreated what they called faces a $500 ing $42 million of that the “circuit breaker” tax million from a one-time payment credit to prevent senior budget from the master tobacco homeowners on fixed settlement fund. incomes from being overdeicit. Lawmakers concocted loaded by rising property Suddenly tax this scheme after the taxes. At a certain income credit reform March 1 deadline for fillevel, the “circuit breaker” ing new legislation had would trip and they’d is popular, passed, so the House get a credit on their state but only for has passed something income tax. the poor. called a “committee bill,” The credit later was which violates its own extended to disabled rules. In hearings on the people on fixed incomes, bill, lawmakers have said whatever their age, and to low-income senior renters would probably low-income seniors and disabled people rather have home health care than $500 in who rented their dwellings. The law property tax relief. assumes that 20 percent of monthly rent The progressive Missouri Budget Project covers property tax passed on by landlords. has suggested that changing the federal In 2016, 193,561 Missouri taxpayers tax status of the inefficient $171-millionclaimed $103 million in property tax creda-year low-income housing tax credit its. Like the rest of the $600 million-plus program, the state’s most expensive, in tax credits that are redeemed each year, would accomplish the same $50 millionthis is money right off the state’s bottom plus goal. That would spare lawmakers and line, payable before any of the state’s other low-income senior renters alike from havspending needs are addressed. ing to make a miserable choice. Passing tax credits for various good

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Republican policy takes aim at the middle class Be careful what you wish for. We’re less than a month into total Republican control of the presidency and both House and Senate, and certain, totally predictable things are evident. Where money is involved, Republicans are doing exactly what Republicans do: catering to the wealthy, banks, Wall Street and preparing to make budget cuts that take away from those who are already mired in poverty. Cut Medicare? Who cares. Recipients aren’t donors anyway. The middle class has been hanging on by a thread, and Republican policy will completely destroy it. Admittedly, Obamacare is failing and Republicans have a golden opportunity to create a better plan. What has been proposed so far would massively increase the number of uninsured people, and the poorest of those would lose their doctor and resume going to the ER instead, placing enormous strain on hospitals and increasing overall costs to those who are insured. Yes, Republicans won the election, but victory is getting what you want. Now we must face the reality: Do we want what we got? George Warield • St. Charles

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cott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, touched of the most easily predicted firestorm in agency history last week when he announced on CNBC that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” he told CNBC on March 9.“But we don’t know that yet. ... We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.” The rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide has been inexorable since the beginning of the industrial age, when human beings began burning fossil fuel at ever-increasing rates. The EPA’s own web page states flatly (for the time being) that “Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change.” Generations yet unborn will pay the price for Pruitt’s willful ignorance. No one familiar with Pruitt’s record as Oklahoma’s attorney general should have been surprised by his remark. He filed 14 lawsuits against the EPA challenging various agency rules and regulations that bothered the oil and gas industry, which controls politics in Oklahoma. President Trump named Pruitt to head the EPA precisely because he shared Pruitt’s factsbe-damned attitude. Pruitt and Trump are making policy that defies settled science. For starters, they’re pulling the U.S. out of the Paris accords on climate change; abandoning the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan that places restrictions on coal-burning power plants; threatening to roll back mileage standards for American-made cars and trucks; and abandoning the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States rule. It’s settled science that what goes into a small stream eventually makes its way into a large stream, usually by way of municipal drinking water systems. All of these changes would save

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“I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. But we don’t know that yet. ... We need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis.” — Scott Pruitt industries money, but all would make the air and water dirtier and more dangerous. The Trump administration, in service of its goal of raising military spending by $52 billion, hopes to cut the EPA’s $8.2 billion budget by 31 percent. Congress is unlikely to go along with that, because here’s the EPA’s dirty little secret: Most of EPA’s spending isn’t on climate change research, though that will certainly be gone. Most of its money is spent on grants to state and local governments for a variety of clean water, clean air and environmental cleanup programs. Grants to small-town and big city water and sewage systems and industrial site cleanups would be reduced. Out where people live, they like clean air and water. If Republicans gut the EPA budget, they’ll find that out.

This American Health Care Act will not do anything to lower health care costs and certainly won’t increase the number of people covered by insurance. Thus, I consider it deeply flawed. The proposed tax credit of $2,000 and $4,000 will not come close to allowing someone to purchase health insurance, even one with a prohibitively large copay. In addition, the tax credit is nonrefundable and would only be matched to the amount of taxes due. While wealthy people have enough taxes due that they will benefit, poor to lower middle-class wage earners will not receive any, or only a small portion, of this tax credit. This is in addition to having to pay for the insurance upfront and waiting until tax filing time to get the credit. The ability to contribute to a health savings account is not new. Also what is not new is the need for income in order to be able to contribute. Even upper middleclass people will struggle to benefit from HSAs. Wealthy people will benefit; the poor won’t. The penalty for not having insurance is a 30 percent increase in premiums for the first year. This will not push people to get insurance. It will just increase the number of younger people who wait until they are sick to get insurance. The net efect is to increase the price all insured people have to pay for their coverage. The Affordable Care Act is flawed, but the flaws are fixable. By all means, fix it, but don’t replace it with something even worse. If you want to lower health care costs, reduce the cost of drugs. Eliminate the clause in Medicare Part D that forbids Medicare from negotiating drug prices. J.C. Hagan • Ballwin

Rural legislators try to interfere with our region This month, our Missouri Republicans presented two questionable pieces of legislation, specifically designed to interfere with St. Louis community operations. First, our rural Republicans introduced legislation to prohibit our city from raising the minimum wage above the state rate, and second, our rural Republicans introduced legislation to restrict raising funds for our St. Louis Zoo and other municipal museums.

These Republicans claim that a low minimum wage will attract new business. Maybe a low minimum wage attracts business in Poplar Bluf and Nixa, but we, in St. Louis, are more interested in attracting new businesses like Microsoft and their higher wages. Mayor Francis Slay brought these jobs to St. Louis after months of efort. The Cortex investment in midtown continues to bring higherpaying jobs to St. Louis. Our Forest Park attractions (zoo, history museum, art museum, science center) have been financed through gifts and real estate taxes on city and county residents and commercial entities. The zoo’s new proposal is to initiate a very nominal sales tax, which would include the counties of Franklin, Jeferson and St. Charles. This additional revenue would ensure our St. Louis landmarks are maintained and remain highly visited tourist attractions. Most disturbing is the suggestion by our rural outsiders to charge admission at our landmarks. St. Louis has done a great job of operating these landmarks, and our free zoo is well thought of throughout the nation. This unrequested state Republican interference and proposed legislation is troubling. The citizens of the greater St. Louis area do not need state legislative obstruction. If we do not want a tax, we vote it down. More importantly, these Republicans need to gather a better understanding of the value of these landmarks by coming to Forest Park and seeing all the happy faces. It’s free. Jim Zemenick • Webster Groves

Legislature intrudes upon decisions of local government As an economic development professional, I have been working with businesses, small and large, for over 20 years and have owned several businesses, for-profit and nonprofit. Our Legislature is moving to ban local governments from initiating increases in their own minimum wage laws. Republicans have long spread the message of limited government and local control. It is sheer hypocrisy for the GOP Legislature to intrude upon the decisions of local government. The Legislature has treated this as urgent, in part to intercept local initiatives before they start. Meanwhile, the Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the right of local governments to determine for themselves their choices in this arena. In addition, there are those in the city government of St. Louis moving slowly to implement this law, even though it has already been approved. A comprehensive study recently released by the University of CaliforniaBerkeley and commissioned by the government of New York City showed positive efects as a result of raising the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour by 2021. The notion that increasing wages automatically reduces jobs, closes businesses and reduces government tax intake has not been the actual outcome over time. Finally, I know through my own experiences that as business owners, we have a responsibility to treat our employees with respect. We need employers who value their employees and demonstrate that by how they pay their employees. We have decided this for ourselves already. Let’s implement the higher minimum wage. For those legislators in rural and suburban areas who don’t choose to raise their minimum wages, they should enact laws that affect their own areas. Joseph Robnett • Spanish Lake Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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St. Louis mayoral race presents an opportunity Will Krewson listen if she is certain that the black vote is already hers? STACY WASHINGTON

The race is on for St. Louis city mayor. Alderman Lyda Krewson managed to best Treasurer Tishaura Jones by a scant 888 votes — just 2 percent of votes. Now it’s on to the general election April 4, with Krewson heavily favored to win against Republican Andrew Jones. But is that how this race must end? Much has been made of Krewson’s fundraising, which was considerable, and her numerous meet-and-greets held around the city. But she gave less attention to many areas where her primary opponents did well. Krewson’s website has promising proposals. She wants to stop the school-to-prison pipeline and make accessing school choice easier by streamlining the application process. That is excellent, but

what about fostering community development by encouraging the reconstruction of family values? The best program for ending poverty and violent crime is one that places the highest priority on keeping fathers in the home. That discussion has been nonexistent among the mayoral candidates so far. Now that the race has narrowed down, a sense of inevitability about a Krewson victory will only push this critical discussion into oblivion. Why should Krewson listen to any counter-cultural suggestions if she is certain that the black vote is already hers? Krewson is well-versed at attracting and utilizing deep ties with developers, just a glance at the transformation of the Delmar Loop in Krewson’s ward is proof that she can and does know how to encourage and achieve growth. Very respectable. Krewson has promised to bring that development to the blighted areas remaining in the city’s poorest wards. But will she follow through if she is given the black

vote carte blanche? Why would she sit down with city voters who supported Tishaura Jones, Antonio French and Lewis Reed if their votes are a given for the Democratic candidate? Since her primary loss, Tishaura Jones has spoken of meeting with Krewson to discuss priorities. That’s a great start, but wouldn’t it be prudent for Tishaura Jones to also meet with Republican candidate Andrew Jones? Why not take the measure of his platform as well? Andrew Jones has promised to “immediately meet with citizens living in the highest violent crime areas.” The accountability of face-to-face meetings, his plan to assign a task force to police violent criminals and to implement “broken windows policing” (a notolerance posture toward nuisance crimes) are definite directional shifts that will bring results for city residents. Andrew Jones’ plan to implement community policing is long overdue and what city dwellers want.

With population in the city and county stagnant, choosing St. Louis city’s chief executive is critical. Underscoring this is the ridiculous number of vacant and burned-out buildings present in the city limits. These structures must be rehabbed or torn down. Low-interest loan programs for families that wish to become homeowners must be supported. The data are clear: When neighborhoods are owner-occupied, the graduation rates increase, the health of children is improved and family wealth rises. Neither candidate directly addresses this on their website, but it’s worth mentioning because of the immediate positive change increased home ownership would yield. Tishaura Jones now controls a voting coalition that was less than a thousand votes shy of overturning a Krewson win in this election. If she wants to try again in 2021, coalescing Reed and French supporters is a must. Jones must spearhead a system of accountability for Krewson should she

win. Each promise on Krewson’s campaign website must be cataloged and checked for completion. Andrew Jones’ Republican plan for improving the city of St. Louis should be well understood and considered as well. How else can black voters ensure their support is no longer taken for granted and the concerns of inner-city residents are understood and not ignored? If no other party or candidate can ever win in the city, residents will never see the growth and development, safe streets and fine schools and quality of life that they desire. Democrats have been in charge of the city of St. Louis for 68 years. The abysmal results of their uninterrupted rule over the lives of black voters should be a source of shame and vilification. Voting is transactional. If nothing is required in return for a vote, then nothing will be received. Stacy Washington Stacyontheright@gmail.com Twitter: @StacyOnTheRight

he real world of Obamacare repeal Americans have become accustomed to some new health care beneits. ran on retaining this new, yes, entitlement. Everyone did. But it’s very problematic. If people know that they can sign up for insurance after they get sick, the very idea of insurance is undermined. People won’t sign up when healthy and the insurance companies will go broke. The Lord giveth and the Lord So what do you do? Obamacare taketh away, but for governments imposed a monetary fine if you it’s not that easy. Once something didn’t sign up, for which the Ryan is given — say, health insurance coverage to 20 million Americans — bill substitutes another mechanism, less heavy-handed but still you take it away at your peril. This government-mandated. is true for any government benefit, The purists who insist upon but especially for health care. entirely escaping the heavy hand There’s a reason not one Western of government are dreaming. The democracy with some system of best you can hope for is to make it national health care has ever abolless intrusive and more rational, as ished it. in the Ryan plan’s block-granting The genius of the left is to keep Medicaid. enlarging the entitlement state by Or instituting a more realistic creating new giveaways that are age-rating system. Sixty-year-olds politically impossible to repeal. For 20 years, Republicans railed against use six times as much health care the New Deal. Yet, when they came as 20-year-olds, yet Obamacare back into office in 1953, Eisenhower decreed, entirely arbitrarily, that the former could be charged insurdidn’t just keep Social Security, he ance premiums no more than three expanded it. times that of the latter. The GOP People hated Obamacare for its bill changes the ratio from 3-to-1 highhandedness, incompetence to 5-to-1. and cost. At the same time, its Premiums better reflecting risk crafters took great care to create constitute a major restoration of new beneficiaries and new expecrationality. (It’s how life insurtations. Which makes repeal very ance works.) Under Obamacare, complicated. The Congressional Budget Office the young were unwilling to be swindled and refused to sign up. projects that, under Paul Ryan’s Without their support, the whole Obamacare replacement bill, 24 system is thus headed into a death million will lose insurance within spiral of looming insolvency. 10 years, 14 million after the first Rationality, however, has a price. year. The CBO has already predicted a Granted, the number is highly massive increase in premiums for suspect. CBO projects 18 mil60-year-olds. That’s the headline. lion covered by the Obamacare There is no free lunch. GOP exchanges in 2018. But the number hard-liners must accept that today is about 10 million. That Americans have become accusmeans the CBO estimate of those tomed to some new health care losing coverage is already about 8 benefits, just as moderates have to million too high. brace themselves for stories about Nonetheless, there will be losers. the inevitable losers in any reform. And their stories will be plastered That’s the political wall to wall price for fulfilling across the media the seven-year as sure as night The purists promise of repealfollows day. ing and replacing That scares who insist Obamacare. GOP moderupon entirely Unless, of ates. And yet the escaping the course, you go main resistance the full Machiato Ryan comes heavy hand of velli and throw from conservagovernment it all back on tive members are dreaming. the Democrats. complaining How? Republithat the bill is The best you cans could forget not ideologically can hope for about meetpure enough. is to make it ing the arcane They mock it as requirements of Obamacare Lite. less intrusive “reconciliation” For example, and more legislation (which Ryan wants to rational, as in requires only 51 ease the pain votes in the Senby phasing the Ryan plan’s ate) and send the out Medicaid block-granting Senate a replaceexpansion Medicaid. ment bill loaded through 2020. up with everyThe conservathing conservative tive Republican — including, tort Study Commitreform and insurance competitee wants it done next year. This tion across state lines. That would is crazy. For the sake of two years’ require 60 Senate votes. Let the savings, why would you risk a Democrats filibuster it to death political crash landing? — and take the blame when repealMoreover, the idea that you can and-replace fails, Obamacare careradicate Obamacare root and ries on and then collapses. branch is fanciful. For all its cataUpside: You reap the backlash. strophic flaws, Obamacare changed Downside: You have to live with expectations. Does any Republican your conscience. propose returning to a time when you can be denied health insurance Charles Krauthammer because of a pre-existing condiletters@charleskrauthammer.com tion? Copyright The Washington Post It’s not just Donald Trump who CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER Washington Post

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Health care and ‘he Virtue of Selishness’ Many pages of the Republicans’ bill are devoted not to health care but to tax cuts. E.J. DIONNE Washington Post

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” The novelist Anatole France’s mischievous observation came to mind when the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Republican cut-taxes/ gut-Medicaid bill and its defenders went into a continuous loop talking about “freedom.” Conservatives are fond of saying that freedom isn’t free. This is entirely true, especially when it comes to health care. Republicans speak of the wondrous things that will happen if they succeed in slaying the monster known as “Obamacare.” House Speaker Paul Ryan offered this rush of animated words to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt: “You need to have an individual market where people care about what things cost, where people have real freedom, where those providers of health care services, be they insurers, doctors or hospitals and everybody in between,compete against each other for our business based on value, based on price, based on quality, based on outcome.” Ryan spoke to Hewitt shortly before the CBO concluded that under his legislative contraption, 24 million fewer people would be insured over the next decade. Ryan dismissed the CBO in advance by accepting that the coverage numbers would, indeed, drop because people would be able to exercise a newfound right to be uninsured, much as they might be liberated to sleep under

bridges or beg in the streets. “We’re going to have a free market, and you buy what you want to buy,” Ryan explained. “They’re going to say not nearly as many people are going to do that.” Left-wingers are often cast as dreamy utopians, but it’s Ryan and his allies who pretend they can create a capitalist paradise in health care — something that not one wealthy capitalist country has ever done because the health care market is not like any other. Older people, for example, are not an ideal market for private insurance companies. That’s why we have Medicare. Lowerincome people can’t afford to pay the full cost of a decent insurance policy. That’s why we have Medicaid, and why the Affordable Care Act subsidizes policies from private insurance companies. Slash Medicaid and take away the subsidies and, presto, the ranks of the uninsured mushroom. There is thus something unseemly about Ryan declaring that he is “so excited” about eviscerating Medicaid.“We are de-federalizing an entitlement, block-granting it back to the states, and capping its growth rate,” he told Hewitt.“That’s never been done before.” Of course, maybe it’s “never been done before” because enough politicians stood up to resist the cruel idea of tossing so many people overboard. Defenders of this proposal try to argue that health “care” is radically different from “coverage.” They must think the American people are dunderheads. “Coverage is not the end,” Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday.“People don’t get better with coverage. They get

better with care.” Well, sure, but try taking your kids to get care from a pediatrician if you don’t have insurance coverage. Or do backers of the Coverage Destruction Act of 2017 just want people to get sicker and sicker until they have to get really expensive care in an emergency room — which may come too late? Ryan urges people to read his bill. If you do, you’ll realize how many of its pages are devoted not to health care but to tax cuts. According to the CBO, the bill takes $1.2 trillion out of helping people get health care (including $880 billion from Medicaid) and then hands out about $600 billion of that in tax cuts, mostly for the well-to-do and various interest groups, the beleaguered tanning industry being my favorite. This could also be called the Make Inequality Worse Act of 2017. In his youth, Ryan was a devotee of Ayn Rand, whose philosophy is nicely summarized by the title of her book “The Virtue of Selfishness.” She would be proud of her one-time disciple. She excoriated “the draining, exploitation and destruction of those who are able to pay the costs of maintaining a civilized society, in favor of those who are unable or unwilling to pay the cost of maintaining their own existence.” In other words, government should never take money from the better-off to help lesser souls. In the glorious future created by Ryan’s bill, they will now be even freer to try “maintaining their own existence” without health insurance.

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OBITUARIES Berger, Elaine Goldstein - St. Louis Carter, Kathryn J. - St. Louis Chapman, Frank Scott - O'Fallon, MO Duerbeck, Mary Ellen - St. Louis Frentzel, Laura Susan - St. Louis Hackett, Daniel P. - St. Louis Hermann, Helen M. - St. Louis

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Berger, Elaine Goldstein March 14 2017. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Berger II; dear mother and mother-in-law of Kathy Hammer and Fred (Linda) Berger; dear grandmother of Alison Hammer and Elizabeth (Nick) Murray, Matthew (Sara Verkest) Berger, Elise (Elliot) Dole and Lindsay Kueber; dear great-grandmother of Dylan and Alex Murray, Samuel Joseph and Felix Theodore Berger; dear daughter of the late Ely and the late Mary Goldstein; dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Annette Goldstein and the late Joyce (the late Rodrick) Lewin; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral service Friday, March 17th, 1:00 p.m., at the New Mt. Sinai Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois. No visitation prior to service. Memorial contributions preferred to The Siteman Cancer Center Development Office Washington University, CB 1204, 7425 Forsyth Blvd, 63105-2161. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Carter, Kathryn J. 66, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 10, in Lake Placid, Florida. She leaves behind her parents, Martin and Doris Zschiegner; her husband of 46 years, Robert Carter; her son, Brian Carter, and his wife Shea; her daughter Rebecca (Carter) Marx and her husband, Patrick; her granddaughters, Kennis and Rylee Marx; 10 nieces and nephews; 10 great-nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Kathy was a devoted Cardinals fan and avid traveler. She loved to be on the beach and enjoyed camping, spending time each year in Florida and St. Martin. She was very active in her church and was passionate about music, especially in praise of God, singing in the choir and playing the organ. Services: Visitation Sunday, March 19th, 2-8 p.m. at Hutchens Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant. Funeral service Monday, March 20th, 10 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 7380 Howdershell Rd., Hazelwood. Memorials to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd would be appreciated. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens.

Chapman, Frank Scott 69, died Mar. 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Jackson); loving father of John (Kathy) and Jim (Mindy); cherished grandfather of Blake, Caitlyn, Grant and Owen Chapman; dear uncle, brother-in-law and friend. Services: Vis. 1:30PM Mar. 18 at Assumption Church in OFallon, MO. Mem. Mass at 2:30PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Backstoppers are appreciated.

Duerbeck, Mary Ellen (nee Meyer) fortified with the Sa cra men t s of H ol y Mother Church Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Walter Duerbeck; dear mother of K u r t (L il ) D u e r b e c k , K a r e n Duerbeck, and the late Dennis (JoAnn) Duerbeck; cherished grandmother of Clayton Duerbeck, Kim (Jim) Goodwin, Ta mmy (An d rew ) DuerbeckJones, Bradley Duerbeck and M a t t h e w (Ka yl a ) D u e r b e c k ; cherished Gigi of Cece Goodwin, Tyler, Madison, Jackson, and Hope Duerbeck-Jones; dear sister of Dorothy Renshaw and the late Carol Meyer; beloved aunt, great aunt, great-great aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral from HUTCHENS-STYGAR Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles, 9:15 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Dardenne for a 10:00 a.m. Funeral Mass. Private interment at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Sunday at Hutchens-Stygar. Memorial contributions appreciated to the American Heart Assoc. or Alzheimer's Assoc. www.hutchens-stygar.com

Frentzel, Laura Susan (nee Kress) Alive in Jesus on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Vernon Ralph Frentzel; dear mother of Darlene (Bill) Hansen, Cindy (Danny) Keeton, Chris (Patti) Frentzel and Susan (Nathan) Willingham; dear grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of 13; dear sister of Charles (Carole) Kress; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Sunday, March 19, 3-8 p.m. then taken to St. John's Lutheran Church, 3738 Morganford on Monday, for funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Humane Society of Missouri appreciated.

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79, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, March 12th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Daniel was the beloved husband of Jane Hackett (Wille) for 55 years. Dear father of Brian (Molly), Brad (Karen), Chris (Lisa), Michelle Bagwell and Jenny (Mike) Dasher. Proud grandfather to 13. Dear brother of the late Denis (Joan) Hackett and David (Barbara) Hackett. Dear Brother-in-law of Jacqueline (the late William) Phillips, the late Gordon (Kay) Wille, Maryjo (the late George) Thornburgh, the late Barbara & Ken Garrett, Judy Jung, Dan Wille and Patricia (Carl) Oliver. Dan was also a loving uncle, Godfather, cousin and friend of many. Services: Visitation on Sunday, March 19th, 4 to 8 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. (63129). The Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, March 20th at 10:00 a.m. at Mary Mother of the Church, 5901 Kerth Road, (63128). Private Interment immediately following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to: Mid America Transplant, 1110 Highlands Plz D r . East, Ste. 100, (63110) midamericatransplant.org; OR Mary Mother of the Church St. Vincent DePaul Conference, 5901 Kerth Road (63128). More details Ziegenheinfuneralhome.com

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wed., March 15, 2017 at 87 yrs. Beloved husband of the late Ann L. (nee Portell). Loving father of Dennis (Lyn), Dan (Peggy) & Pam (John) Schmitz. Dear grandfather of Scott, Kevin, Brian, Christopher & Meg (Kylee) Schmitz, and Ryan & D a n ya Michniok . Son of Fred Schmitz & Margaret (nee Anth), and brother of Margaret & Fred Schmitz, all deceased. Ray was born Aug. 26, 1929 in Kirkwood. Grew up in Kirkwood & Webster where his parents owned Fred's Tom Boy Food Shop. At 17 he joined the US Navy, serving 5 yrs aboard the USS LAWE as sonar man and veteran of the Korean War. In 1962, Ray founded Enterprise Label Co which is still a local family owned business today. An avid golfer, he was a loving husband & awesome father & grandfather. A great sense of humor, he was loved by all. Services: Visitation Sun., March 19, 3-8 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, Hermann, Helen M. (nee Harbour) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Funeral Mon., March 20, 10 a.m. St. Michael, Shrewsbury. Burial at Resurrection Church on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth A. Hermann; loving mother Cemetery. of Linda (Craig) Bruns, Craig (Joan), Mike (Diane) and the late Ronald Hermann; adoring grandmother of Jeffrey (Amy), Silliman, Paul Joseph Timothy (Amanda) and Rebecca Bruns, Jessica (Richard) Wed., Mar 15, 2017. Visitation Fri., Mar 17, 4-8 p.m. at COLLIER'S McCauley, Amanda (James) Goeke, Janice Gilbert, Scott Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh. Mass Sat., March 18, 10 a.m. (Steffanie) Hermann, Sandra (George) Vassilakis, Angela (Chad) at St. Rita Church (Vinita Pk). www.colliersfuneralhome.com Gist, Christopher (Lindsay) Hermann, Bradley (Amanda) Hermann and Kimberly (Nathaniel) Boxdorfer and cherished Smid, Milton J. great-grandmother of 30; our dearest sister, sister-in-law, aunt, Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection Sunday, great-aunt and friend to many. March 5, 2017. Beloved husband of Nancy Smid (nee Helen was a member of the St. Martin of Tours 50+ Club, St. Kornfeld) for 62 years; loving father of Mike (Kathy) John the Baptist Ladies Auxiliary and the Kolping House Society. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Smid, Steve (Janet) Smid, Kathy (Jim) Bosch, David (Anne) Smid Gravois, on Monday, March 20 at 9 am to St. Martin of Tours for and Karen (Dan) Rinke; cherished grandfather of 14; greatgrandfather of 11; dear brother of Charlene Nauret. 9:30 am Mass. Interment at J.B. National Cemetery. In lieu Mr. Smid was a graduate of CBC and Missouri School of of flowers, contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Mines-Rolla, was a volunteer for many years for the Boy Scouts Visitation Sunday, 4-8 pm. of America and Seven Holy Founders St. Vincent de Paul Society, spent a majority of his career with Monsanto for 35 Kitchen-Herfurth, Oreda years and faithfully served our country as a 1st Lieutenant in (nee Vanover) of Davison, MI age the United States Army. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt 75, passed away March 10, 2017 thank you to the staff at Friendship Village for the loving care at her residence. Cremation has he received. taken place. A Graveside Service Services: Memorial visitation at Seven Holy Founders will take place 2 PM Saturday, Catholic Church on Saturday, March 18, 12 :00 Noon until M a r c h 1 8 , 2 0 1 7 a t S u n s e t Mass at 1:00 PM. Interment earlier at JB National Cemetery. C e m e t e r y i n P a c i f i c , M O . Memorials to Seven Holy Founders St. Vincent de Paul Society , Memorial Contributions may be appreciated. made to American Cancer Society or the Heart and Lung Assoc. Stegmann, Paul J. Oreda was born in Alva, KY on July 6, 1941, daughter of the late 1965-2017. Survived by mother, sister and brothers. Memorial A n d r e w a n d Sa ra h (Ta yl or) Mass at Laclede Groves Chapel, 723 S. Laclede Station Rd. Sat., V a n o v e r. Sh e ma rried John March 25, 2 p.m. KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL. Herfurth on December 12, 2002. Oreda was a member of the Moose Lodge #2254 and Eagles Lodge #3589. Oreda was a fun Stoker, Bernice K. and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and (nee Ploesser) 88, March 11, 2017. Visitation March 17 at St. sister. She was also a very a very loyal and dedicated person. Johns E UCC in Mehlville, MO from 9 a.m. until service at Oreda is survived by her husband, John Herfurth; children, 11 a.m. Old St. Johns Cemetery. Fey Service. Ricky Kitchen, Eddie (Missy), Kitchen, Karen (Joe) Fodera and Patricia (Raymond) Smuzeski; step-children, Phillip (Donna) Zellinger, Leonard Herfurth, Matthew (April) Herfurth and Andrew (Kerri) Herfurth; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice March 16, 2017. Beloved husband of Frances House (Vanover) Alexander, Flo (Vanover) (Glen) Crosby; brothers, Zellinger; dear father of Bennett (Ellen) Zellinger, Lisa Kenneth (Sharon) Vanover, Hoytt Vanover; brothers-in-law, (Samuel) Olens and Amy (Michael) Rubenstein; dear Terry (Marie) Herfurth and Rick (Tammy Coon) Herfurth; many grandfather of Justin (Mara) Zellinger, Andrew (Madeline) nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her Zellinger, Lauren Olens, Jonathan Olens, Rachel Rubenstein and parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Allison Rubenstein; dear great-grandfather of Shoshana Theodore Kitchen Jr. Zellinger and Matan Zellinger; dear brother of Ruth (the late Leonard) Kiem; dear brother-in-law of Donald (Donna) House and Morton (Eileen) House; dear uncle, cousin and friend. Kloecker, Phyllis Mary Servi c es : Visitation Friday March 17th, 2:00 PM at (nee Gorny) fortified with the Congregation B'nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road, followed by Sa cra men t s of H ol y Mother funeral service at 2:30 PM. Interment Chesed Shel Emeth Church, Tues, Mar. 14, 2017. Cemetery-White Road. Memorial contributions of your choice Beloved wife of Richard J. preferred. Visit b ergermemoria l ch a p el.c o m for more Kloecker, M.D., dear mother of information. Julienne (Glenn) Abell, Suzanne BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE (John) O'Donnell, Richard J. (Michelle) Kloecker, Jr., and the Fraternal Notices l a t e Charles Kl oecker, d ea r grandmother of Jessica (Bradley), Benjamin, John Jr. LOCAL 1 - I.B.E.W. ( L a u r a ) , Ka t h erin e (J es s e) , Please be advised of the death of Edward, R.J. III, and Sophia, dear Bro. Frank H. Adams great-grandmother of Rowan, Journeyman Wireman John III, Margaret, and Evelyn, dear sister of Edward J. Member 44 Years, Retired. (Constance) Gorny, M.D., dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, March 10, 2017 cousin and friend. Memorial Visitation, Friday, Services: Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Mon. Mar. 20 March 17, 5-8 p.m. at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, 1969 Dougherty Ferry Rd. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Cozean Memorial Chapel, 217 W. Columbia St, Farmington, MO Frank D. Jacobs, B.M.J James C. Douglas, F.S. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. KRIEGSHAUSER BROTHERS

Knittel, Margaret G. Tues. Mar. 14, 2017. Services: Vis. at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Sun. Mar. 19, 3-7 pm, Prayer Serv., Mon. 10 am to St. Matthias Ch. for 10:30 am Mass. Interment J.B. National Cem.

Knost, David W. Sr. at peace with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Ila "Marie" Knost (nee Blazer); dear father of Anna (Mark) Perou, Dan (Nancy) Knost, Eric (Julie) Knost and the late David Knost Jr.; dear grandfather of Melissa, Kristina, Courtney, Kaylin, Amy and David; dear uncle and friend to many. Mr. Knost was a proud member of Teamsters Local #600. Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Friday, March 17, 4-9 p.m. with funeral service on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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payments to about 35,000 families of Palestinians killed and wounded in the conlict with Israel, including the families of suicide bombers and other militants. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the move, calling it “an Israeli attempt to obstruct and sabotage U.S. eforts” to relaunch peace talks.

Airstrike on mosque kills 35 in Syria An airstrike on a mosque in a rebelheld area of northern Syria on Thursday killed at least 35 people, irst responders and activists said. The Syrian Civil Defense, volunteer paramedics known as the White Helmets, said irst responders were racing to the scene after the airstrike in the Jeeneh area, near the rebel-held province of Idlib. It said at least 35 people were killed. Jeeneh is in the western Aleppo countryside, which along with Idlib is home to hundreds of thousands of Syrians displaced by ighting in other areas. Russian and Syrian aircraft are known to operate in the oppositionheld region.

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peared that the world’s eforts to combat Somali pirates had paid of. The number of ship attacks plummeted. NATO’s counter-piracy operation was so successful that oicials decided in December that it was no longer necessary. Then, on Monday evening, a tanker called the Aris 13, carrying fuel from Djibouti to Mogadishu, sent out a distress signal. It was being taken over by armed men. For the first time since 2012, a commercial ship had been attacked by Somali pirates. Now, experts and officials are trying to figure out what the newest abduction says about efforts to secure one of the world’s most dangerous maritime routes. So far, one thing appears clear: Both Western naval fleets and commercial shipping companies underestimated the threat still posed by Somali pirates. The Aris 13 drifted toward the Somali coast near the far eastern tip of Africa, perhaps in an attempt to save time, according to John Steed, an expert in maritime crime at Oceans Beyond Piracy, a nonprofit based in Colorado. That decision put the crew in great danger. The Aris 13 had no armed guards, and there was no barrier blocking would-be assailants. As the risks facing ships appeared to decline in recent years, many vessels appeared to loosen their security plans. The ship and crew have been released without conditions, officials said late Thursday. “One of the main problems with deterring piracy is only having 35-40 percent of ships in the high risk area with armed guards on board commercial vessels,” said Chris Suckling, an analyst at IHS Markit, which tracks the maritime industry. NATO’s withdrawal from the waterway didn’t help, either. Although the European Union and often the United States conduct their own counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, NATO’s “Operation Ocean Shield” was a key deterrent from 2009 until December. “The very presence of this international naval force deterred pirates from pursuing their activities and contributed to the suppression of piracy in the region,” said a NATO statement last year. Yet despite the success of the naval operation, the part of northern Somalia known for piracy remained poorly governed and plagued by fighting among rival clans. According to Suckling, pirates did not disappear. Rather, they shifted their focus to other illicit activities, such as arms trafficking to Yemen. One theory, he said, is that a clan opposed to the president of Somalia’s Puntland region encouraged the attack on the Aris 13 to promote the idea that the area is poorly governed. “There’s a perception that the capability isn’t there, but it’s just that motives have changed to being political rather than primarily economic,” Suckling said. Somali fishermen have said the attack on the Aris 13 was an attempt to end the scourge of illegal fishing in their waters, mostly by Asian ships. “So this is not a pirate attack, it’s angry fishermen trying to protect their area so that they can fish,” said Harare Ahmed Mohamed Matan, a fisherman in Puntland, in a phone interview. “That livelihood has been disrupted by constant threats from these ships fishing illegally.” The Aris 13 wasn’t a fishing vessel, but Somali fishermen have suggested that abducting its crew could be an effective way to bring attention to their complaints and deter foreign fishing boats.

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Facebook, Twitter asked to help ind blasphemy suspects • Pakistan said Thursday that it had asked Facebook and Twitter to help it identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so that it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the Prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said an oicial in Pakistan’s Washington embassy has approached the two social media companies for assistance. Facebook said it reviewed all government requests carefully, “with the goal of protecting the privacy and rights of our users.” Twitter declined to comment.

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A man plays in a looded street using an inner tube in Lima, Peru, on Thursday. A new round of unusually heavy rain has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens looding in the capital. Authorities expect the intense rain caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Paciic Ocean to continue another two weeks.

Teen opens ire at school in France • A 16-year-old student who had troubled relations with his peers opened ire at a high school in southern France on Thursday, wounding at least three other students and the principal who tried to intervene, oicials said. Police moved into the Alexis de Tocqueville school in the town of Grasse — the country’s picturesque perfume capital — and quickly arrested the still-armed suspect, Interior Ministry spokesman Killian Barbey said. Cuba ofers 1,000 scholarships to back peace deal • Cuba is ofering Colombia 1,000 medical school scholarships to support a peace accord in which the South American country’s largest rebel army will relinquish its weapons. Most of the scholarships will

be distributed to members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and those afected by the decades-long conlict. Colombia’s Cuban ambassador Jose Luis Ponce said Thursday that the move would help soldiers reintegrate into society. Israel declares Palestinian agency to be terrorist • Israel has declared the Palestine Liberation Organization’s main inancial body to be a terrorist organization, infuriating the Palestinians as President Donald Trump’s envoy wrapped up his irst visit to the region. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday that “all necessary actions will be taken” to seize assets of the Palestinian National Fund. The fund makes monthly

British seek owner of gold coins found in piano • British oicials are trying to trace the owner of a trove of gold coins worth a “lifechanging” amount of money found stashed inside a piano. When the piano’s owners took it to be tuned last year in Shropshire, central England, it was found to contain a hoard of gold sovereigns minted from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries. If the gold’s owner or heirs cannot be traced, it will be declared treasure, and the piano’s current owners will reap the reward. Romanian police protest over salaries • Some 1,000 police oicers protested Thursday in Romania’s capital to demand higher salaries. Oicers from various areas of Romania gathered outside the interior ministry on Thursday, yelling “You thieves!” Some blew whistles or vuvuzelas and waved Romanian lags. Marius Barbulescu, leader of the Mihai Viteazul police union, said oicers should be paid a minimum monthly salary of 1,450 lei ($340), and on top of that should receive other beneits in line with other public servants. From news services

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Suntory’s chief blender, Shinji Fukuyo, demonstrates recently how he examines the whisky at the Suntory distillery in Yamazaki, near Kyoto, western Japan. “What’s important for whisky is that its deliciousness must deepen with aging, sitting in the casks for a long time,” Fukuyo said.

Japanese whisky one-ups Scotch After setting out to emulate single malts, the spirits have become favorites with connoisseurs BY YURI KAGEYAMA associated Press

YAMAZAKI, JAPAN • A dim storage room surrounded by bamboo groves and pastoral hills is filled wall-to-wall with 3,000 wooden barrels. Here sleeps, for years, sometimes decades, prized Japanese whisky. The Suntory distillery in Yamazaki, near the ancient capital of Kyoto, is where the first drop of made-in-Japan malt whisky was distilled in 1924. These days, Japanese whisky is winning accolades from around the world, often beating the products from Scotland its makers set out to emulate. In 2003, the Yamazaki 12 Years single malt whisky became the first Japanese whisky to win the gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge, the most authoritative liquor competition in the world. Last year, Hibiki, another Suntory label, won the World’s Best Blended Whisky prize at the World Whiskies Awards, for the fourth time. A bottle of Yamazaki Sherry Cask, aged 25 years, fetches thousands of dollars. Japan Inc. abounds with stories of manufacturers like automaker Toyota Motor Corp. and musical instrument manufacturer Yamaha Corp. that at first imitated Western pioneers in their industries but ended up matching if not outdoing them. Suntory founder Shinjiro Torii was determined to introduce Scotch to Japan. Overcoming early failures, he eventually adapted his methods to distill a whisky palatable to Japanese. Experts believe that aside from Japan’s clean and tasty groundwater, its four distinct seasons help to deepen whisky flavors

Zoetrope bar owner Atsushi Horigami adjusts the bottles of Japanmade whisky recently at his bar in Tokyo. Zoetrope, a tiny bar in a Tokyo backstreet, is famous for specializing in Japanese whisky.

during years of aging. Scotland’s many distilleries make blending whisky flavors easy. Suntory had to develop its own array of flavors using various temperatures and combinations of yeasts for fermentation, as well as more complex methods of distilling whisky. After fermentation, the beige liquid gets heated and distilled in “pot stills,” huge metallic containers of varying shapes that can quicken or delay the distilling process, yielding nuances of flavors. The result is a colorless liquid that smells almost like antiseptic that is stored in barrels, or casks, in a cavernous warehouse designed for aging whiskies. No nails are used in the casks, whose strips of old wood are bound by tightened metal rings. Aging gives whisky its color and personality — what whisky lovers say distinguishes it from wine or beer. The casks, used over and over again, include old wine and bourbon barrels. Some are from Europe and the U.S. and others are made of Japanese oak. Suntory’s three distilleries in Japan house a million casks. It’s a mystery exactly how

whisky ages, says Shinji Fukuyo, Suntory’s chief blender. Flavors of each cask are mixed — just right, like a “jigsaw puzzle,” he says — to create, and recreate, various kinds of whisky and develop new ones. “What’s important for whisky is that its deliciousness must deepen with aging, sitting in the casks for a long time,” said Fukuyo, 55. “It’s a clean and beautiful taste. It’s hard to explain in words,” he said of Japanese whisky. Japanese whisky aged in a white oak cask has a hint of citrus or green apple. One aged in a sherry cask is fragrant, rich and sweet, evocative of dried fruit. Whisky aged in Japanese oak and smoky whisky have pungent, herbal flavors. The growing popularity of Japan’s cuisine has helped win a following for its whisky, which was designed to be consumed with food, experts say. Nikka Whisky, a unit of Asahi Breweries, froze its overseas expansion in 2014, finding it impossible to keep up with demand, says Emiko Kaji, who manages Nikka’s international business. Nikka Whisky From the Bar-

rel, packaged in a sleek bottle, is doing especially well in Europe, she says. Sukhinder Singh, owner of London-based retailer The Whisky Exchange, says he has had to ration his supplies of Japanese whisky to hotels and restaurants. He never seems to have enough. At first, Japanese victories in blindfold whisky contests baled connoisseurs. By now the Japanese blends have won over even the skeptics, he said. When whisky expert Jim Murray voted the Yamazaki Sherry Cask the Best Whisky in the World for his 2015 Whisky Bible, its price shot up overnight. Prices of other Japanese whiskies have also been rising. “Everyone went: We want to buy Japanese,” Singh said in a phone interview. “The problem we have at the moment is not selling it. It’s getting it. “We can sell every bottle we can get,” he said. Zoetrope, a tiny bar in a dingy Tokyo backstreet building, is famed among lovers of Japanese whisky. “Japanese whisky has an unpredictability that makes it fun, and the highly skillful Japanese blenders have created a subtle taste with an impeccable balance,” said Atsushi Horigami, Zoetrope’s owner and bartender. Thousands of miles away at Festa, a bar in San Francisco, banker Crystal Roseberry was trying Suntory’s Yamazaki 12, at $40 a drink, for the first time. “Soft, silky, not jarring, elegant, friendly. And it still has a structure of a good whisky, which I think is very important,” she said in an interview over an online call. “This whisky is intriguing.”


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Remarks by Tillerson prompt warning of war Secretary of state seeks ‘new approach’ on N. Korea, angering Pyongyang WASHINGTON POST

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A soldier from the Army’s 25th Infantry Division 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team crosses a stream during jungle warfare training at Schoield Barracks, Hawaii.

U.S. soldiers train in Hawaii to relearn jungle warfare As Iraq footprint shrinks, diferent skills are needed BY AUDREY MCAVOY Associated Press

• The soldiers finished wading across a stream in a rainforest in Hawaii, and they were soaked. Their boots and socks were water-logged, and their clothes, hair and ears were caked with mud. The soldiers were going through training at the first jungle school the Army has established in decades. The course is part of a program to train soldiers for exercises and potential combat on terrain that looks more like islands and nations in the Pacific than arid Afghanistan and the deserts of the Middle East. Brig. Gen. Stephen Michael, deputy commander of the 25th Infantry Division, said the Army set up the school as its footprint was shrinking in Iraq and Afghanistan after more than a decade of war in those countries. “The jungle school gives us that focus, it reinforces that we’re in the Pacific,” Michael said. “If you’re in the 25th, you understand you got to fight in the tough environment of the Pacific.” Ever since the turn of the 20th century, the Army has fought in tropical rainforests. It spent years, for example, battling Filipino insurgents after the 1898 Spanish-American War. The Vietnam War was fought in the jungle. The Army gave up its jungle training school in Panama in 1999 when the U.S. returned land there to the Panamanian government. Then jungle training lost priority in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks as the Army focused on preparing soldiers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, surviving and fighting in tropical rainforests has captured the Army’s interest again. In 2013, it set up a jungle school at Schofield Barracks, a sprawling Army post some 30 miles west of the soft sands of Waikiki. Its dense woods have a stream soldiers can practice crossing and clifs for rappelling. First it needed instructors. The Army sent soldiers to military jungle schools in Brazil, Brunei and other tropical spots to reacquire long-lost skills. Instructorsin-training pored over old Army jungle manuals. “We had to relearn everything,” said

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Staff Sgt. Ascencion Lopez, who was one of the first instructors at the school, which is part of the 25th Infantry Division’s Lightning Academy. The soldiers quickly discovered that their uniforms stood out among the trees and the fabric took too long to dry. The Army is currently developing a new uniform and boots specifically for the jungle. Instructors in Hawaii are testing out some early models. The soldiers have also had to adjust how they carry their ammunition, canteens and other gear. In the desert, soldiers frequently strap gear on their chests so it’s accessible while riding in vehicles. But instructors recommend soldiers carry gear on their sides in the jungle so it won’t get caught on roots and vines while they’re maneuvering on the forest ground. One day recently, Lopez watched soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, practice using a rope and pulley to cross a stream. The soldiers were attending the course to get ready for upcoming exercises in Malaysia, Thailand and other countries in the region. Lopez tells soldiers to keep a dry change of clothes to wear at night and to pay special attention to drying out their feet. That’s because feet won’t heal if they’re continually wet. A small cut will become infected, and the skin will die. “The minute your feet go, you’re done. You’re not going to be able to function in the jungle,” Lopez said. Soldiers must also develop the mental stamina to persevere in a place where they’re constantly wet, thick vegetation can hide the enemy and deadly animals may be lurking. (Soldiers are spared threatening animals in Hawaii as the state has no snakes and the only native land mammal is a small, rare bat.) “Soldiers that aren’t as mentally tough — they’re either going to find their toughness or they won’t. But the jungle doesn’t care either way,” said Staf Sgt. Michael Johnson, another instructor. The jungle school is an outgrowth of former President Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia and the Pacific. It’s still unclear whether President Donald Trump will maintain a similar emphasis.

TOKYO • The administration of President Donald Trump made a clear break Thursday with diplomatic eforts to talk North Korea out of a nuclear confrontation, bringing the United States and its Asian allies closer to a military response than at any point in more than a decade. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that 20 years of trying to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear program had failed and that he was visiting Asia “to exchange views on a new approach.” Soon after Tillerson’s remarks, in a sign of mounting tension, the North Korean Embassy held an extraordinary news conference in Beijing to blame the potential for nuclear war on the United States while vowing that its homegrown nuclear testing program would continue in self-defense. North Korea has amassed a huge nuclear stockpile and appears at the brink of being able to strike the U.S. mainland and American allies in Asia. The rising threat from the isolated military dictatorship has prompted Trump’s administration to begin assessing its options for responding and serves as an early test for how the president will confront an increasingly volatile international situation. One potential immediate response would be to strengthen current South Korean missile capabilities or to provide Japan with new offensive missile ability. Japan’s defense chief told parliament this month that he would not rule out “first strike” capability, which would be a major departure from Japan’s postwar pacifist traditions. The United States could also field the same THAAD missile-defense system in Japan that it is now installing in South Korea or take the potentially provocative step of reinstalling American nuclear weapons at U.S. bases in South Korea. The North Korean threat could also rekindle the largely dormant idea of a domestic U.S. missile defense system. North Korea has boasted of an intercontinental ballistic missile, and experts on Asia security generally agree that such a capability is within Pyongyang’s reach. Preventing it outright would probably require a military strike on North Korean facilities, something the United States has considered an option of last resort because

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during their meeting at the prime minister’s oice in Tokyo Thursday.

it would almost certainly result in an attack on South Korea and U.S. forces stationed there, perhaps with chemical or biological weapons. “I think it’s important to recognize that the political and diplomatic eforts of the past 20 years to bring North Korea to the point of denuclearization have failed,” Tillerson said. The secretary of state’s reference to decades of failure alluded to the carrotand-stick diplomacy that began with a 1994 deal between the United States and North Korea. Under it, Pyongyang would have received aid and two proliferationresistant nuclear power plants in return for freezing and eventually dismantling its nuclear weapons program. That deal collapsed in 2002, and North Korea achieved its first atomic test in 2006. Eforts at a new deal by the administration of then-President George W. Bush collapsed, and Pyongyang has managed to build up its stockpile of nuclear material as well as refine its missiles despite what on paper look like crushing international sanctions. North Korea’s nuclear and missile efforts have intensified under dictator Kim Jong Un, who took power in 2011 and appear to have escalated further sinceTrump’s election. The country tested last month a missile that uses solid fuel, a big leap in its technological development; then, this month, it fired a salvo of four missiles, part of what it said was a drill to practice hitting American military bases in Japan. Three of the four missiles landed in waters within Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Tillerson’s remarks reflected growing agitation in Washington that a tougher stance on North Korea is required.

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Documents detail Flynn’s pay from Russian interests BY STEPHEN BRAUN AND CHAD DAY Associated Press

WASHINGTON • Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was paid more than $67,000 by Russian companies before the presidential election, according to documents released Thursday by a Democratic congressman. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland asked the administration of President Donald Trump to provide a comprehensive record of Flynn Flynn’s contacts with foreign governments and interests. Flynn accepted $33,750 from Russia’s government-run television system for appearing at an event in Moscow in December 2015 — a few months before Flynn began formally advising Trump’s campaign — and thousands more in expenses covered by the network and in speech fees from other Russian firms, according to the documents. Flynn’s financial relationship with the RT network may violate a constitutional provision against gifts from foreign governments, said Cummings, who released documents obtained during the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s inquiry into Flynn’s activities before Trump appointed him to become national security adviser. In addition to the record of Flynn’s foreign contacts, Cummings, the senior Democrat on the committee, also asked the Defense Department to compel Flynn to pay the money he received to the U.S. government. “I am writing to request information about whether Gen. Flynn fully disclosed — as part of the security clearance and vetting process for his return to government — his communications

with Russian agents, Turkish agents and other foreign agents, as well as his payments from foreign sources,” Cummings wrote. Last week, Flynn registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent whose lobbying work may have benefited the Turkish government. The lobbying took place before Election Day from August to November, during the period when Flynn was Trump’s campaign adviser. Trump fired Flynn as national security adviser last month, saying the former Army lieutenant general misled Vice President Mike Pence and other White House oicials about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. The newly released files show that RT — designated by U.S. intelligence experts as a propaganda arm for Russia’s government — also paid for luxury hotel stays and other expenses incurred by Flynn and his adult son, Michael Flynn Jr., during the Moscow trip. Flynn, who was fired in August 2014 as chief of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, sat next to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the climax of the televised RT gala. Cummings said Flynn’s acceptance of payments from RT violated the emoluments provision of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits retired military officers from accepting gifts from foreign powers. In an addition to the RT payments, Flynn was also paid $11,250 for two speeches in Washington — one in August for Volga-Dnepr Airlines, a Russian charter cargo airline; and a second, in September, for Kaspersky Government Security Solutions Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-based cybersecurity firm.

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whiskers. They’re studying how the whiskers function to learn how to reverseengineer the system. The science could be applied to the development of a sensor. “If we want to design the best systems, it makes sense to take advantage of millions of years of work that nature has done for us,” said Christin Murphy, a marine mammal biologist. The research is taking place at the Newport division of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Murphy and colleague Joy Lapseritis looked to seal whiskers because they’re a highly sensitive system of underwater touch that employ bumps to reduce their own selfinduced vibrations, some-

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Scientists and engineers at the warfare center are studying a variety of creatures to borrow their best features for potential military applications, from the maneuverability of a bat in flight to cicadas’ ability to transmit sound. One researcher is even trying to figure out how a sensor could float like a jellyfish. The seal whiskers project shows “remarkable promise” for the Navy because a seal’s sensory capabilities are so specific and sensitive, said Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researcher Andrea Bogomolni, who leads the Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium. This month in the lab in Newport, Lapseritis and Murphy measured the motion of a harbor seal whisker in a tunnel of water as the speed of the flow changed. A cylinder in the tunnel disturbed the water flow as a swimming fish would. Lapseritis and Murphy work with groups that respond to reports of distressed or deceased seals, to collect whiskers from seals that die. They have run hundreds of trials with different whiskers and species and have created a whisker with a 3-D printer. They haven’t set a timeline for finishing the project.

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our neighbor as ourselves,” said Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and a Sunday-school teacher at a Presbyterian church, who was among those arrested. Dozens of other activists chanted, sang and waved signs.

Prosecutor takes stand against death penalty Florida’s governor took a case involving the killing of a police oicer out of the hands of its prosecutor Thursday, hours after she announced that her oice would no longer seek the death penalty in any cases. The unusual and irm stance against capital punishment by State Attorney Aramis Ayala in Orlando surprised and angered many law enforcement oicials, including the city’s police chief, who believed suspect Markeith Loyd should face the possibility of execution. Civil liberties groups, though, praised Ayala’s position. Ayala said she would follow Gov. Rick Scott’s order. Ayala said she made the decision after conducting a review and concluding that there was no evidence to show that imposing the death penalty improved public safety for citizens or law enforcement. She added that such cases were costly and dragged on for years. Justice asks U.S. to not stalk immigrants at courthouse • The chief justice of the California Supreme Court asked federal immigration agents Thursday to stop making arrests at courthouses, saying “stalking undocumented immigrants” at the facilities thwarts people’s access to justice. Chief Justice Tani G. CantilSakauye wrote in a letter to top federal oicials that she is concerned about recent reports of immigration agents going to the courts to track down immigrants for arrest, saying the practice will afect the public’s conidence in the court system. “Courthouses should not be used as bait in the

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A crew member places a lag on the bow of a Navy PT boat on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, where it was originally tested by Higgins Industries more than 70 years ago. The PT-305, which was restored by the National WWII Museum, sank three vessels and saw action in Europe in World War II. Historians say the boat is the nation’s only fully restored combat ship of that type from the era. Its return to water is the culmination of a 10-year restoration project.

necessary enforcement of our country’s immigration laws,” she wrote in the letter to Attorney General Jef Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, adding that crime and domestic violence victims and witnesses all go to the courts seeking justice and due process of the law. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had no immediate comment on the letter. A Justice Department spokesman also declined to comment. Statue of justice who airmed slavery removed • A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision airming slavery will be removed from a City Hall courtyard in western Maryland this weekend. Frederick oicials announced Thursday that busts of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney and a bust of Maryland’s irst governor and slave-owner Thomas Johnson will be moved Saturday. Both will go to Mount Olivet Cemetery,

where Johnson is buried. Aldermen voted in 2015 to remove the Taney statue, which some ind ofensive. Boeing executive nominated for defense post • The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump had nominated senior Boeing executive Pat Shanahan as deputy secretary of defense. After a rocky start between the new administration and the aerospace and defense giant, the nomination of Shanahan, now senior vice president for supply chain and operations at Boeing, is the latest sign of an increasingly cozy relationship. Boeing ofered congratulations to Shanahan in a statement that lauded his experience in management of factory operations, engineering, development and production programs and the company’s supply chain. State may ask U.S. to pay pipeline security costs • North Dakota oicials

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Bank outlines aggressive minority lending commitment Enterprise commits to disadvantaged areas BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Community groups describe as“groundbreaking” a new community benefits agreement with Enterprise Bank and Trust that commits to lending hundreds of millions of dollars in low-income areas. “This is a completely voluntary agreement, and Enterprise Bank approached us wanting to craft a community benefits agreement,” said Jackie Hutchinson, co-chair of the St. Louis Equal Housing and Community Reinvestment Alliance, in an announcement of the agreement Thursday. “It will change the landscape of our community if we all work together.” It’s the largest community benefits agreement that SLEHCRA, a coalition of consumer advocacy and community groups,has been a party to,said Elisabeth Risch, who co-chairs the alliance with Hutchinson. “The volume of it is pretty significant,” Risch said. The agreement commits Claytonbased Enterprise Bank to $30 million in annual home loans to low- and moderate-income borrowers for the next three years in both the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. It’s also the first time the Community Reinvestment Alliance has brokered a deal that covers the state’s two biggest metropolitan areas. Enterprise Bank has also agreed to lend $15 million annually to minority homebuyers in St. Louis and $9 million in Kansas City during the three-year agreement and $60 million a year to small businesses in low- and moderate-income areas of the two metro areas. In addition, Enterprise says it will keep 10 percent of its assets as community

Judge to approve Peabody’s bankruptcy exit proposal Plan will repay secured lenders in full; opponents plan appeal BY TRACY RUCINSKI Reuters

Peabody Energy Corp., the world’s largest private sector coal producer, said Thursday that it expected to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early April after a U.S. judge said he would approve its plan to slash more than $5 billion of debt. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer said he was ready to sign an order to approve Peabody’s bankruptcy emergence once language regarding a late settlement

of certain U.S. Department of Justice complaints had been finalized. St. Louis-based Peabody will leave bankruptcy amid dramatically improved short-term prospects for its business compared with a year ago, when it sought Chapter 11 protection. “Peabody has accomplished the goals set out nearly a year ago, against an industry backdrop that has strengthened,” Chief Executive Glenn Kellow said in a statement. The reorganization plan, which will re-

pay secured lenders in full, received overwhelming support from its creditors. Peabody plans to re-list on the stock market, coinciding with increased demand from Asia and anticipation of eased regulation under President Donald Trump that has fueled investor enthusiasm for coal. Peabody’s plan is being financed through a $1.5 billion sale of stock, consisting of a $750 million rights offering See PEABODY • Page B4

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The St. Louis County Port Authority has more than doubled the amount of money its startup investment arm can invest in young companies. But it’s not clear yet whether the port authority will seed the Helix Fund with more capital so it can invest beyond a few more deals. The board of the port authority, which collects about $5 million annually in rent from the River City Casino and can spend it on projects throughout St. Louis County, approved a measure Tuesday allowing the Helix Fund to invest as much as $250,000 in individual companies. Former rules limited the fund to investments of no more than $100,000. “We have had opportunities we have not been able to participate in,” said Dustin Allison, general counsel for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, which stafs the St. Louis County Port Authority. Created in 2010 with port authority funds, the Helix Fund was designed to provide seed capital for early-stage plant science companies in St. Louis County. The port authority agreed to provide about $3 million, or $500,000 per year for six years, to create the fund. That funding arrangement expired last year. See FUNDS • Page B5

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A camera at MotoMart, 11005 Riverview Drive

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Drive just north of Interstate 270, is piloting a facial recognition system designed by a trio of current and former police oicers who decided they’d rather prevent crimes than investigate them. Their company, Blue Line Technology, has installed cameras with its software at several places around town, including Spire’s corporate headquarters, St. Mary’s High School and another convenience store on Hampton Avenue. See NICKLAUS • Page B5

Schnucks, Teamsters reach tentative agreement BY SAMANTHA LISS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Charlie Pons (left), a Teamsters Union member, pickets an Arnold Schnucks in August. The union and grocer have been battling over a warehouse contract.

A nine-month standof between Schnuck Markets and the Teamsters could be coming to an end in a few days. Schnucks said Thursday that it hadreached a tentative agreement with Local 688 covering 102 workers at the grocer’s Bridgeton warehouse. Key provisions of the five-year contract proposal include an early retirement incentive, or buyout, for up to 50 employees; increases in company-paid health care benefit contributions; a new dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match by the See SCHNUCKS • Page B5

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Bank outlines aggressive minority lending commitment Enterprise commits to disadvantaged areas BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Community groups describe as“groundbreaking” a new community benefits agreement with Enterprise Bank and Trust that commits to lending hundreds of millions of dollars in low-income areas. “This is a completely voluntary agreement, and Enterprise Bank approached us wanting to craft a community benefits agreement,” said Jackie Hutchinson, co-chair of the St. Louis Equal Housing and Community Reinvestment Alliance, in an announcement of the agreement Thursday. “It will change the landscape of our community if we all work together.” It’s the largest community benefits agreement that SLEHCRA, a coalition of consumer advocacy and community groups,has been a party to,said Elisabeth Risch, who co-chairs the alliance with Hutchinson. “The volume of it is pretty significant,” Risch said. The agreement commits Claytonbased Enterprise Bank to $30 million in annual home loans to low- and moderate-income borrowers for the next three years in both the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. It’s also the first time the Community Reinvestment Alliance has brokered a deal that covers the state’s two biggest metropolitan areas. Enterprise Bank has also agreed to lend $15 million annually to minority homebuyers in St. Louis and $9 million in Kansas City during the three-year agreement and $60 million a year to small businesses in low- and moderate-income areas of the two metro areas. In addition, Enterprise says it will keep 10 percent of its assets as community

Judge to approve Peabody’s bankruptcy exit proposal Company will have $2 billion in debt; opponents plan appeal FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS

ST. LOUIS • Peabody Energy Corp. was set to receive court approval on Thursday to exit its Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid dramatically improved short-term prospects for its business compared with a year ago, when it sought Chapter 11 protection. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer said he was ready to sign an order to approve Peabody’s exit from bankruptcy, pending discussions with the U.S. De-

partment of Justice. Peabody expects to emerge from bankruptcy next month with about $2 billion of debt. Schermer overruled objections to Peabody’s reorganization plan, including from a small group of creditors who complained about the company’s estimated valuation of its business and the terms of a $750 million private stock sale. An attorney for the creditor group said they planned to appeal. The company struck a series of last-

minute deals with some opponents of its plan before Thursday’s hearing, including with a group of individual investors who had argued they were wrongly blocked from a private stock sale meant to raise financing for the company. Peabody also reached a $75 million deal to resolve a dispute with a mine workers union retirement plan. Peabody settled earlier objections over its environmental liability policy by See PEABODY • Page B4

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The St. Louis County Port Authority has more than doubled the amount of money its startup investment arm can invest in young companies. But it’s not clear yet whether the port authority will seed the Helix Fund with more capital so it can invest beyond a few more deals. The board of the port authority, which collects about $5 million annually in rent from the River City Casino and can spend it on projects throughout St. Louis County, approved a measure Tuesday allowing the Helix Fund to invest as much as $250,000 in individual companies. Former rules limited the fund to investments of no more than $100,000. “We have had opportunities we have not been able to participate in,” said Dustin Allison, general counsel for the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, which stafs the St. Louis County Port Authority. Created in 2010 with port authority funds, the Helix Fund was designed to provide seed capital for early-stage plant science companies in St. Louis County. The port authority agreed to provide about $3 million, or $500,000 per year for six years, to create the fund. That funding arrangement expired last year. See FUNDS • Page B5

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A camera at MotoMart, 11005 Riverview Drive

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Schnucks, Teamsters reach tentative agreement BY SAMANTHA LISS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com

Charlie Pons (left), a Teamsters Union member, pickets an Arnold Schnucks in August. The union and grocer have been battling over a warehouse contract.

A nine-month standof between Schnuck Markets and the Teamsters could be coming to an end in a few days. Schnucks said Thursday that it hadreached a tentative agreement with Local 688 covering 102 workers at the grocer’s Bridgeton warehouse. Key provisions of the five-year contract proposal include an early retirement incentive, or buyout, for up to 50 employees; increases in company-paid health care benefit contributions; a new dollar-for-dollar 401(k) match by the See SCHNUCKS • Page B5

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Tarlton completes new softball stadium at Mizzou

Reichardt elected president of St. Louis County Bar Association

Tarlton Corp. has completed construction of the University of Missouri’s new softball stadium. The new facility, which replaces University Field, is east of Hearnes Center on the site of a former commuter parking lot. The $17.5 million project includes a full-view concourse, outfield plaza and new surface parking lot with more than 500 spaces. The structural steel-framed building stands on a concrete foundation with a concrete slab and metal deck and aluminum grandstands. It includes a press box, concessions, heated dugouts, a locker room with video capabilities and meeting room for coaches. Lempka Edson Architects was project architect. The softball stadium is Tarlton’s second project on the Columbia campus. The firm recently completed an expansion and renovations to Laferre Hall, home of the university’s College of Engineering.

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BUSINESS BULLETIN BOARD AWARDS The Clayton Chamber of Commerce announced its annual business award winners: Cassandra Sanford, co-founder/CEO of KellyMitchell Group, was named the 2016 Clayton Business Person of the Year; Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar received the 2016 Excellence in Retail/Service award; and Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, received the 2016 Cornerstone Award.

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Tim Reichardt, a partner at Behr, McCarter & Potter, has been elected president of the St. Louis County Bar Association for 2017. Reichardt represents health care providers, government entities and individuals in various forms of personal injury, civil rights and employment litigation. Reichardt He also advises construction industry clients on liability issues and represents various business entities involved in commercial litigation. Reichardt earned his bachelor’s in business administration and his law degree from the University of Missouri. He serves on the board of the Missouri chapter of the March of Dimes.

Murphy Co. added Jennifer Crawford as an estimator and Matthew S. Green as a design/build engineer. Todd Chollet was named managing director of IKOR, which opened a new oice (111 Westport Plaza Drive, Suite 600) to ofer health care and inancial advocacy and life care management. Judy Thomas was added as registered nurse advocate.

Malcolm E. Berry was named chief development oicer of St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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KAI Design & Build hired Michael A. Scott as a senior project architect. Darryl Jones, managing partner for D&D Concessions LLC, was named chairman of the board of MERS Goodwill. James R. Layton joined Tueth Keeney as Of Counsel. Korte & Luitjohan Contractors added Scott Muentnich as director of client relations. Raquel Robles-Eschbach joined Stange Law Firm as a senior associate. Aryn Goempel was hired as a junior attorney. Thomas E. Berry Jr., a principal with Jackson Lewis PC, was elected to the board of directors for the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois.

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BUSINESS

03.17.2017 • Friday • M 1

ST. LOUiS POST-diSPaTCH • B3

TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND GET THE LATEST NEWS • STLTODAY.COM /BUSINESS A day of listless trading left U.S. stock indexes little changed Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed slightly lower. The Nasdaq eked out a tiny gain. Utilities fell the most. Financials notched the biggest gain.

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AEGN

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DOX

54.12

61.98 61.79 +.18 +0.3

Ameren Corp

AEE

46.29

55.51 54.35

American Railcar

ARII

35.43

51.10 39.39

ABInBev

BUD

98.28 136.08 110.85 +2.21 +2.0

Arch Coal

ARCH

59.05

86.47 67.91

Bank of America

BAC

12.05

Belden Inc

BDC

54.97

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CASS

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CNC

50.00

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56.37 55.45

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Close: $41.77 -0.16 or -0.4% The maker of heating and ventilation systems agreed to sell its Scott Safety business to 3M for $2 billion.

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Charts show stocks that made the news yesterday.

Johnson Controls

KCG

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ORCL

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BUSINESS DIGEST Third case of bird lu detected in Tennessee • Tennessee agriculture oicials said Thursday that a third commercial poultry breeding operation tested positive for avian lu. The facility is close to a farm that was diagnosed with bird lu less than two weeks ago. Chickens at both facilities have the same strain of highly pathogenic avian inluenza. Lincoln County is south of Nashville, near the Alabama state line. Another facility with infected birds is in neighboring Giles County. Poultry at all three facilities have been destroyed. Contract vote scheduled for Holten Meat workers • Holten Meat employees represented by Local 655 of the United Food & Commercial Workers are scheduled to vote Saturday on the company’s latest contract proposal. The union’s bargaining committee is recommending that employees reject the latest ofer and immediately strike, Local 655 said in a statement. A two-thirds majority is needed to authorize a strike. The vote will be held at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post 485, 200 South 5th Street, in Dupo. Local 655 represents more than 200 employees at the company. A threeyear contract expired in September and has been extended during negotiations. Mortgage rates hit 2017 high • Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a second straight week, posting new highs for the year. The rate on 30-year, ixed-rate loans climbed to 4.30 percent from 4.21 percent last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. The benchmark rate stood at 3.73 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 increased to 3.50 percent from 3.42 percent last week. Housing starts rose in February • U.S. builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, a sign that developers expect solid sales growth this year. The Commerce Department says housing starts rose 3 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3 million. Almost all of those gains came from construction of single-family houses, which rose 6.5 percent. Construction of apartment buildings fell 7.7 percent in February. Claims for jobless beneits dip • Applications for jobless beneits dipped by 2,000 to 241,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The four-week average, which is less volatile, rose by 750 last week to 237,250. Unemployment claims are a proxy for layofs. They have now come in below 300,000 for 106 weeks, the longest such streak since 1970. The low level of claims suggests employers have enough conidence in the economy that they see no need to shed staf. Overall, 2.03 million Americans are receiving unemployment beneits, 8.2 percent lower than a year ago. Caleres reports 4Q loss • Caleres, the Clayton-based footwear company, reported on Thursday a sharp drop in earnings despite growth in revenue. The company formerly known as Brown Shoe reported a net loss of $6.6 million, or 16 cents per share, for the

period ended Jan. 28. That compared unfavorably with net income of $11.4 million, or 26 cents, in the year-earlier period. The recent loss relected a number of charges, including $12 million related to the acquisition and integration and reorganization of men’s brands, the company said. Sales rose 5.1 percent to $639.5 million. Hyundai to recall nearly 1 million Sonatas • Hyundai Motor Co. will recall about 978,000 Sonata cars in the United States because of a seat belt glitch that has led to one minor injury, according to a report iled on Thursday by the South Korean automaker with U.S. regulators. The website for the National Highway Traic Safety Administration said the recall campaign, to begin in early April, involves Sonata midsize cars from the 2011 to 2014 model years and Sonata hybrid models from the 2011 to 2015 model years. Barnes-Jewish names 2 board members • Barnes-Jewish Hospital has tapped two new board leaders with extensive backgrounds in business and volunteering. Susan K. Goldberg, a former gradeschool teacher whose marketing career included work at Ralston Purina, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and Holiday Inn Worldwide, has spent the last 15 years volunteering at various area institutions. The teaching hospital has also retained Thomas Hillman, a managing principal at FTL Capital, an investment irm, and general partner of Lewis & Clark Ventures, a venture capital irm. Both irms are based in Clayton. From staf and wire reports

U.S. stock indexes hold steady as Fed-fueled rally fades ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK • Stocks held steady Thursday on Wall

Street, and bond prices gave back some of their big gains from the prior day as a rally fueled by the Federal Reserve’s announcement on interest rates Wednesday faded. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index slipped 3.88 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,381.38. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 15.55 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,934.55. The Nasdaq composite, meanwhile, rose 0.71 points, or 0.01 percent, to 5,900.76. The Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks also rose slightly, up 3.20 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,386.03. Yields ticked higher as bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.53 percent from 2.50 percent late Wednesday. It had plunged 0.11 percentage points the prior day, after the Fed threw cold water on speculation that it may get more aggressive in raising rates. The Fed is hoping to lift rates gradually of their record lows, where they stayed for seven years after the 2008 financial crisis. With both economic data and inflation picking up recently, some investors began to consider the possibility that the Fed may try to raise rates four times this year. But the Fed on Wednesday stuck with its forecast for three. That gradual pace is one reason investors remain enthusiastic about stocks in the face of rising rates, which historically have spooked stock holders because they can slow economic growth and corporate profits. With rates starting from such a low base and the pace set to be so slow, it may not be fair to call these Fed moves as “hiking” or “tightening,” said Rich Taylor, fixed-income client portfolio manager at American Century. “We are in the beginning stages of a renormalization of interest rates,” Taylor said. “A 2.5 percent yield on a 10-year note is not a normal yield. It’s still a DEFCON 4, almost emergency-level rate.” Taylor expects gains for the 10-year Treasury yield to remain modest, even with the Fed pledging more increases. Once the yield gets to 2.60 percent, he says many buyers will likely pounce given still-modest growth in the economy and inflation, which should help keep a lid on rates. Thursday’s slight rise in yields dulled the appeal of dividend-paying stocks. Utility stocks in the S&P 500 index lost 1.1 percent, the biggest loss among the 11 sectors that make up the index. Health care stocks were also weaker than the rest of the index after a strong start to the year.


BUSINESS

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • FrIDAy • 03.17.2017

Investors sue failed startup IT irm Global Velocity had a loan from Missouri Technology Corporation BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A cybersecurity firm that garnered a loan from Missouri’s technology investment fund has shut down, and its investors are working to gain control of its patents and trademarks. The board of directors of Global Velocity decided to cease operations in November, shortly after it was sued by its landlord in St. Louis County Circuit Court for unpaid rent at its Town and Coun-

try oices at 540 Maryville Drive. Global Velocity started in 2003 and used research from Washington University for data security products. At one point, it employed about 20 people, and as recently as last year it managed to raise $1.5 million in equity and convertible debt. But former board members and investors are now suing the defunct company in order to gain control of its intellectual property and patents. Board members Ronald D. Jury

and F. Holmes Lamoreaux (former CEO of Sabreliner Corp.) are two of the investors who sued in St. Louis County Circuit Court to install a receiver to protect the collateral on the $1 million they lent to the company in 2013. Global Velocity’s patents and trademarks were used to secure the loans and “represents all or substantially all, of the borrower’s property,” according to the suit. Joining them in the suit is a Florida company called GV Acquisitions LLC, which made a $250,000 loan to the company in 2013. The Missouri Technology Corporation is also part of the suit. It lent Global Velocity $250,000 in

2014. The quasi-public MTC invests in technology startups to help grow new companies in the state and is administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. It is at risk of losing a large chunk of its funding under the budget proposed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican. However, it appears the MTC is rarely in court seeking to recover its investments. The only other time it appears to have sued a company to recover an investment was in 2013. Only one bankruptcy filing in which it is a creditor could be located. Judge David Lee Vincent III agreed last week to appoint Steven

Wallace as receiver for the collateral on the Global Velocity loans. Global Velocity’s former CEO Greg Sullivan said he hadn’t been involved with the company since November and referred questions to the board. An attorney for the investors did not return a request for comment. The company had struggled to stay current on its rent since the spring of 2015, according to court documents. The landlord, SVT 540 Maryville Centre LP, won a judgment of $78,000 against Global Velocity in January. Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 @jacobbarker on Twitter jbarker@post-dispatch.com

Wall Street As ethanol demand grows, so does danger has found its next big short Speculators are banking on malls BLOOMBERG

Wall Street speculators are zeroing in on the next U.S. credit crisis: the mall. It’s no secret that many mall complexes have been struggling for years as Americans do more of their shopping online.Now they’re catching the eye of hedge fund types who think some may soon buckle under their debts, much as many homeowners did nearly a decade ago. Like the run-up to the housing debacle, a small but growing group of firms are positioning to profit from a collapse that could spur a wave of defaults. Their target: securities backed not by subprime mortgages, but by loans taken out by beleaguered mall and shopping center operators. With bad news piling up for anchor chains such as Macy’s and J.C. Penney, bearish bets against commercial mortgage-backed securities are growing. In recent weeks, firms such as Alder Hill Management — an outfit started by protégés of hedgefund billionaire David Tepper — have ramped up wagers against the bonds, which have held up far better than the shares of beatendown retailers. By one measure, short positions on two of the riskiest slices of CMBS surged to $5.3 billion last month — a 50 percent jump from a year ago. “Loss severities on mall loans have been meaningfully higher than other areas,” said Michael Yannell, the head of research at Gapstow Capital Partners, which invests in hedge funds that specialize in structured credit. Nobody is suggesting there’s a bubble brewing in retail-backed mortgages that is anywhere as big as subprime home loans, or that the scope of the potential fallout is comparable. The bearish bets are just a tiny fraction of the $365 billion CMBS market, and there’s no guarantee the positions — which can be costly to maintain — will pay of any time soon. Many malls may continue to limp along, earning just enough from tenants to pay their loans. But more and more, bears are convinced the inevitable death of retail will lead to big losses as defaults start piling up. The trade itself is similar to those that Michael Burry and Steve Eisman made against the housing market before the financial crisis, made famous by the book and movie “The Big Short.” Often called credit protection, buyers of the contracts are paid for CMBS losses that happen when malls and shopping centers fall behind on their loans. In return, they pay monthly premiums to the seller (usually a bank) as long as they hold the position. This year, traders bought a net $985 million contracts that target the two riskiest types of CMBS, according to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. That’s more than five times the purchases in the prior three months. Sold in 2012, the mortgage bonds have a higher concentration of loans to regional malls and shopping centers than similar securities issued since the financial crisis. And because of the way CMBS are structured, the BBBand BB-rated notes are the first to suffer losses when underlying loans go belly up. “These malls are dying, and we see very limited prospect of a turnaround in performance,” according to a January report from Alder Hill, which began shorting the securities. “We expect 2017 to be a tipping point.”

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In this image from a video provided by KTIV, tank cars burn after a freight train, carrying ethanol, derailed March 10 near Graettinger in northwestern Iowa. Environmental experts were checking for ethanol leaks after the freight train derailed and burst into lames.

Safer train cars, which cost far more, keep gathering dust REUTERS

NEW YORK • While crossing a

small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Friday, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks. Fireballs shot into the sky, and thousands of gallons of fuel leaked into the creek below. No one was injured, in part because the accident occurred in a sparsely populated area. A similar derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, in 2013 killed 47 people after a train carrying crude oil crashed and exploded. But the incident in Iowa underscores the growing risk of another serious accident involving the super-long trains dubbed “rolling pipelines.” The concern stems from the fact that ethanol shippers are still primarily using the type of rail cars that were deemed too unsafe to carry crude after the Quebec disaster, even though the biofuel is more explosive than oil. Thousands of replacement cars meant to better withstand an accident are sitting idle in rail yards around the country

because the ethanol industry is not required to use them for another six years, and they cost about three times as much as the older cars, according to industry sources. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration gave the ethanol industry until 2023 to employ cars with thicker shells and other safety features. Prior to the Iowa incident, PHMSA said it does not see any safety issues with relying on older cars, known as DOT 111s. Not everyone agrees. “We would like to see the shippers accelerate their schedule to get these legacy DOT-111 tank cars out of service when transporting flammable liquids — specifically crude oil and ethanol,” said Robert Sumwalt, member of the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency, at a Saturday press briefing in Iowa following the accident. The train in last week’s accident was heading from Green Plains Inc.’s Superior, Iowa, terminal to the Gulf Coast. Green Plains, which owns a ethanol refinery in the Metro East, did not comment for this story. The Renewable Fuels Association, which represents biofuels producers and shippers, said safety is a top priority for the in-

dustry and highlighted the rarity of these incidents. The NTSB has no regulatory authority to change things, Sumwalt said, adding that the power is vested with Congress.

SAVING VERSUS SAFETY Ethanol production has grown sharply in the last decade thanks to government rules mandating increased use of the corn-based biofuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Production is now about 1 million barrels per day. About 650,000 barrels of ethanol is transported by rail daily. A 2015 report by the Federal Railroad Administration estimated about 47 percent of ethanol shipments were by unit trains (trains that carry only one commodity). But several sources interviewed, including four shippers, said their usage was increasing because of cost eiciencies. “Unit trains have been an increasing transportation efficiency ... we are encouraged to do more unit trains,” Kelly Davis, director of regulatory affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, said at an NTSB roundtable in summer 2016. “Shippers want to utilize unit trains if they can to save money,” said Tom Williamson, a broker and owner of Sarasota, Fla.based Transportation Consultants. He said 11 of his 12 clients

had switched to unit trains in the last two years. In the last two years, biofuels makers Archer Daniels Midland Co., Green Plains, and Eco-Energy Global Biofuels LLC, and terminal operator Kinder Morgan Inc. have planned or built new unit train terminals. Eco-Energy did not respond to requests for comment, while Kinder Morgan declined comment. ADM, in a statement, said it was committed to making needed investments to meet new rail safety standards. Federal regulators have warned that longer trains hauling hazardous materials increase the risk of disasters, particularly when using DOT 111 cars. There have been at least 17 significant ethanol or crude derailments since 2006, and nearly all involved DOT 111s. U.S. regulators gave the ethanol industry more time to shift because getting oil producers to stop using older cars was considered more important. As of September, there were 35,252 tank cars hauling ethanol, and 84 percent were DOT 111s, according to the latest Association of American Railroads data. Newer DOT 117s account for just 6 percent of the ethanol fleet. Based on current lease rates, a shipper using 1,000 of the older cars instead of the new models would save $5.4 million annually.

Deal includes stock bonus plan for employees, executives PEABODY • FROM B1

available to bondholders and a $750 million private placement of preferred equity for institutional investors. A small group of asset managers opposed the plan because they said it was proposed in bad faith and attacked the private placement for enriching the select funds that helped negotiate the company’s bankruptcy plan. “The value of the private placement is truly extraordinary,” said Andrew Leblanc, a

lawyer who represented the opponents to the plan. He said they would appeal the bankruptcy confirmation. The opponents argued in court papers that the main funds backing the plan stood to reap hundreds of millions in profits because the plan underestimated Peabody’s potential. Hedge funds Elliott Management and Aurelius Capital Management played a key role in crafting the reorganization plan by urging Peabody to use an accounting change to weaken the

position of the company’s lenders. The dispute went into mediation and eventually formed the basis for the reorganization plan. Peabody reached last-minute settlements on a number of objections to the plan, including one from individual investors who said they were wrongly blocked from the private stock sale. Peabody, which owns prime assets in Australia and coal-rich Wyoming in the United States,

also recently settled objections over its environmental liability policy and a mine workers union retirement plan. Schermer overruled other objections, including from shareholders whose stock will be wiped out in the reorganization. The plan also includes a stock bonus plan for employees and executives, including about $15 million for CEO Kellow and $3 million to $5 million for five other top executives.


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Investors sue failed startup IT irm Global Velocity had a loan from Missouri Technology Corporation BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A cybersecurity firm that garnered a loan from Missouri’s technology investment fund has shut down, and its investors are working to gain control of its patents and trademarks. The board of directors of Global Velocity decided to cease operations in November, shortly after it was sued by its landlord in St. Louis County Circuit Court for unpaid rent at its Town and Coun-

try oices at 540 Maryville Drive. Global Velocity started in 2003 and used research from Washington University for data security products. At one point, it employed about 20 people, and as recently as last year it managed to raise $1.5 million in equity and convertible debt. But former board members and investors are now suing the defunct company in order to gain control of its intellectual property and patents. Board members Ronald D. Jury

and F. Holmes Lamoreaux (former CEO of Sabreliner Corp.) are two of the investors who sued in St. Louis County Circuit Court to install a receiver to protect the collateral on the $1 million they lent to the company in 2013. Global Velocity’s patents and trademarks were used to secure the loans and “represents all or substantially all, of the borrower’s property,” according to the suit. Joining them in the suit is a Florida company called GV Acquisitions LLC, which made a $250,000 loan to the company in 2013. The Missouri Technology Corporation is also part of the suit. It lent Global Velocity $250,000 in

2014. The quasi-public MTC invests in technology startups to help grow new companies in the state and is administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. It is at risk of losing a large chunk of its funding under the budget proposed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican. However, it appears the MTC is rarely in court seeking to recover its investments. The only other time it appears to have sued a company to recover an investment was in 2013. Only one bankruptcy filing in which it is a creditor could be located. Judge David Lee Vincent III agreed last week to appoint Steven

Wallace as receiver for the collateral on the Global Velocity loans. Global Velocity’s former CEO Greg Sullivan said he hadn’t been involved with the company since November and referred questions to the board. An attorney for the investors did not return a request for comment. The company had struggled to stay current on its rent since the spring of 2015, according to court documents. The landlord, SVT 540 Maryville Centre LP, won a judgment of $78,000 against Global Velocity in January. Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 @jacobbarker on Twitter jbarker@post-dispatch.com

Wall Street As ethanol demand grows, so does danger has found its next big short Speculators are banking on malls BLOOMBERG

Wall Street speculators are zeroing in on the next U.S. credit crisis: the mall. It’s no secret that many mall complexes have been struggling for years as Americans do more of their shopping online.Now they’re catching the eye of hedge fund types who think some may soon buckle under their debts, much as many homeowners did nearly a decade ago. Like the run-up to the housing debacle, a small but growing group of firms are positioning to profit from a collapse that could spur a wave of defaults. Their target: securities backed not by subprime mortgages, but by loans taken out by beleaguered mall and shopping center operators. With bad news piling up for anchor chains such as Macy’s and J.C. Penney, bearish bets against commercial mortgage-backed securities are growing. In recent weeks, firms such as Alder Hill Management — an outfit started by protégés of hedgefund billionaire David Tepper — have ramped up wagers against the bonds, which have held up far better than the shares of beatendown retailers. By one measure, short positions on two of the riskiest slices of CMBS surged to $5.3 billion last month — a 50 percent jump from a year ago. “Loss severities on mall loans have been meaningfully higher than other areas,” said Michael Yannell, the head of research at Gapstow Capital Partners, which invests in hedge funds that specialize in structured credit. Nobody is suggesting there’s a bubble brewing in retail-backed mortgages that is anywhere as big as subprime home loans, or that the scope of the potential fallout is comparable. The bearish bets are just a tiny fraction of the $365 billion CMBS market, and there’s no guarantee the positions — which can be costly to maintain — will pay of any time soon. Many malls may continue to limp along, earning just enough from tenants to pay their loans. But more and more, bears are convinced the inevitable death of retail will lead to big losses as defaults start piling up. The trade itself is similar to those that Michael Burry and Steve Eisman made against the housing market before the financial crisis, made famous by the book and movie “The Big Short.” Often called credit protection, buyers of the contracts are paid for CMBS losses that happen when malls and shopping centers fall behind on their loans. In return, they pay monthly premiums to the seller (usually a bank) as long as they hold the position. This year, traders bought a net $985 million contracts that target the two riskiest types of CMBS, according to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. That’s more than five times the purchases in the prior three months. Sold in 2012, the mortgage bonds have a higher concentration of loans to regional malls and shopping centers than similar securities issued since the financial crisis. And because of the way CMBS are structured, the BBBand BB-rated notes are the first to suffer losses when underlying loans go belly up. “These malls are dying, and we see very limited prospect of a turnaround in performance,” according to a January report from Alder Hill, which began shorting the securities. “We expect 2017 to be a tipping point.”

ASSOCIATED PRESS

In this image from a video provided by KTIV, tank cars burn after a freight train, carrying ethanol, derailed March 10 near Graettinger in northwestern Iowa. Environmental experts were checking for ethanol leaks after the freight train derailed and burst into lames.

Safer train cars, which cost far more, keep gathering dust REUTERS

NEW YORK • While crossing a

small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Friday, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks. Fireballs shot into the sky, and thousands of gallons of fuel leaked into the creek below. No one was injured, in part because the accident occurred in a sparsely populated area. A similar derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, in 2013 killed 47 people after a train carrying crude oil crashed and exploded. But the incident in Iowa underscores the growing risk of another serious accident involving the super-long trains dubbed “rolling pipelines.” The concern stems from the fact that ethanol shippers are still primarily using the type of rail cars that were deemed too unsafe to carry crude after the Quebec disaster, even though the biofuel is more explosive than oil. Thousands of replacement cars meant to better withstand an accident are sitting idle in rail yards around the country

because the ethanol industry is not required to use them for another six years, and they cost about three times as much as the older cars, according to industry sources. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration gave the ethanol industry until 2023 to employ cars with thicker shells and other safety features. Prior to the Iowa incident, PHMSA said it does not see any safety issues with relying on older cars, known as DOT 111s. Not everyone agrees. “We would like to see the shippers accelerate their schedule to get these legacy DOT-111 tank cars out of service when transporting flammable liquids — specifically crude oil and ethanol,” said Robert Sumwalt, member of the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency, at a Saturday press briefing in Iowa following the accident. The train in last week’s accident was heading from Green Plains Inc.’s Superior, Iowa, terminal to the Gulf Coast. Green Plains, which owns a ethanol refinery in the Metro East, did not comment for this story. The Renewable Fuels Association, which represents biofuels producers and shippers, said safety is a top priority for the in-

dustry and highlighted the rarity of these incidents. The NTSB has no regulatory authority to change things, Sumwalt said, adding that the power is vested with Congress.

SAVING VERSUS SAFETY Ethanol production has grown sharply in the last decade thanks to government rules mandating increased use of the corn-based biofuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Production is now about 1 million barrels per day. About 650,000 barrels of ethanol is transported by rail daily. A 2015 report by the Federal Railroad Administration estimated about 47 percent of ethanol shipments were by unit trains (trains that carry only one commodity). But several sources interviewed, including four shippers, said their usage was increasing because of cost eiciencies. “Unit trains have been an increasing transportation efficiency ... we are encouraged to do more unit trains,” Kelly Davis, director of regulatory affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, said at an NTSB roundtable in summer 2016. “Shippers want to utilize unit trains if they can to save money,” said Tom Williamson, a broker and owner of Sarasota, Fla.based Transportation Consultants. He said 11 of his 12 clients

had switched to unit trains in the last two years. In the last two years, biofuels makers Archer Daniels Midland Co., Green Plains, and Eco-Energy Global Biofuels LLC, and terminal operator Kinder Morgan Inc. have planned or built new unit train terminals. Eco-Energy did not respond to requests for comment, while Kinder Morgan declined comment. ADM, in a statement, said it was committed to making needed investments to meet new rail safety standards. Federal regulators have warned that longer trains hauling hazardous materials increase the risk of disasters, particularly when using DOT 111 cars. There have been at least 17 significant ethanol or crude derailments since 2006, and nearly all involved DOT 111s. U.S. regulators gave the ethanol industry more time to shift because getting oil producers to stop using older cars was considered more important. As of September, there were 35,252 tank cars hauling ethanol, and 84 percent were DOT 111s, according to the latest Association of American Railroads data. Newer DOT 117s account for just 6 percent of the ethanol fleet. Based on current lease rates, a shipper using 1,000 of the older cars instead of the new models would save $5.4 million annually.

Deal includes executive bonuses, stocks for union pensions PEABODY • FROM B1

agreeing to cover $1.14 billion of future mine cleanups with third-party bonds. The reorganization plan also includes a stock bonus plan for its employees with sizeable packages for Chief Executive Oicer Glenn Kellow and his top five directors. Peabody’s bankruptcy exit plan sets aside 10 percent of newly minted shares for employees. The shares would be worth about $15 million for Kel-

low and between $3 million and $5 million for each of five other executives, according to a company estimate. Peabody filed for bankruptcy protection in April 2016 amid a slump in coal prices that drove a number of the nation’s biggest coal companies — including Creve Coeur-based Arch Coal — into bankruptcy. Peabody also was saddled with heavy debt, in part stemming from its 2011 deal to buy Australian miner Macarthur Coal Ltd. for $5.2 billion, a

transaction it hoped at the time would position it as a key supplier to Asian countries undergoing rapid urbanization. When it filed for bankruptcy protection last year, the company listed $10.1 billion in liabilities and $11 billion in assets, according to a court filing. In the year since the filing, its fortunes appear to be improving. Coal prices are rising and the administration of President Donald Trump is seen as more supportive of coal interests. Peabody said last week that

its net loss was $203.7 million, or $11.13 per diluted share, in the period ended Dec. 31. That compared favorably with a net loss of $469.4 million, or $25.76 per share, in the year-earlier quarter. Revenue rose 9.7 percent to $1.44 billion in the quarter. For the full year, the company reported a net loss of $739.8 million, or $40.45 per share, on revenue of $4.71 billion. In 2015, its loss was nearly $2 billion, or $109.98 per share, on revenue of $5.61 billion.


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From club for CEOs to lobbying force? Teamsters to vote on Business Roundtable hopes to capitalize on Trump’s agenda

involved, let’s talk about solutions.” It may not be easy for Dimon to revitalize the Business Roundtable, whose members include the heads of St. Louis area-based Express Scripts, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Peabody Energy. BY ROBERT SCHMIDT Though the association’s CEOAND BEN BRODY only membership gives it heft, the Bloomberg executives have often struggled to Jamie Dimon is trying to transform reach a consensus on key issues. The what has long been seen as a sleepy current debate over whether ConWashington club for CEOs into a gress should impose a border tax on imports, as well as a tax break lobbying powerhouse. on exports, is a case in point The JPMorgan Chase & because it has pitted retailers Co. chief executive officer against manufacturers. took on a new role in JanuIn addition, the Business ary as chairman of the BusiRoundtable hasn’t in the ness Roundtable, a group of past been known for engag200 corporate leaders. He is ing in bare-knuckled legislaquickly shaking things up at tive fights. It doesn’t have a the venerable trade associa- Dimon political action committee to tion, looking to capitalize on the pro-business agenda of Presi- direct contributions to lawmakers, dent Donald Trump’s administra- nor does it endorse candidates. Both are time-tested ways to ensure lobtion. To spearhead the effort, Dimon bying results and have been used to has hired Joshua Bolten, a former great success by other big business White House chief of staf to then- trade groups such as the Chamber of President George W. Bush, as the Commerce. Still, Dimon said, he and his felorganization’s president. Dimon has also set an advocacy agenda focused low executives see an opportunity on just three priorities: tax legisla- that was hardly worth pursuing tion, regulatory reform and infra- during Barack Obama’s presidency. “We have not been hearing about structure spending. “I’m a patriot, I want to make this a growth agenda for the last eight country better of,” Dimon said in an years at all,” Dimon said. Dimon, a longtime Democract, interview. “Public policy is an area where we haven’t been doing a great has embraced much of Trump’s job. Instead of Republicans and economic message and is a member Democrats finger-pointing, let’s get of the president’s business advisory

council. Dimon has said he grew frustrated about what he considered anti-business and anti-Wall Street views that began to dominate the party under Obama. Dimon more recently has called himself barely a Democrat. THough Trump has regularly invited executives to the White House and populated his administration with Wall Street titans, some lobbyists question how long the friendly behavior toward corporations will last. “This president wants to be probusiness, but he has this populist edge to him,” said Vin Weber, a former Republican congressman who is now a partner at Mercury, a public afairs firm in Washington. That makes the Business Roundtable’s role “more important” though also “more complicated,” he added. Bolten’s hiring has also surprised some conservatives, who say his anti-Trump statements during the presidential campaign could damage his influence, especially at the White House. In a widely circulated letter last year, Bolten urged alumni of the Bush administration to vote against Trump, saying the real estate mogul was unfit “for the oice our former boss held with such distinction.” “That was then, this is now,” Bolten said. “I’m excited about the opportunity generated by the Trump administration and Republican Congress for enactment of hugely beneficial pro-growth policies.”

Police oicers’ startup boosts security

liberate with every step they took,” he said. “I’ve found the Blue Line Technology team to be as laser-focused as any of the entrepreneurs in our portfolio.” Blue Line’s eight-person team operates from an office in Fenton. While pitching retailers on a system like the one at MotoMart, they’re developing other applications. A corporate data center, for example, could bolster security by adding facial recognition. The cameras would prevent someone with a stolen, forged or borrowed ID card from gaining access. A day care center or hospital nursery could allow parents and staff in while keeping unauthorized strangers out. Blue Line also thinks it could win government contracts someday — it installed a system at the Carnahan courthouse downtown in 2014 — but it’s concentrating on the commercial market for now. How big is that market? The nation’s 155,000 convenience stores, Brauss estimates, get robbed 30,000 times a year. If smart cameras can put a dent in that number, no retailer should be without one.

NICKLAUS • FROM B1

They’ve also reached a distribution agreement with electronics wholesaler Anixter International and are getting attention from a few national and regional retailers. Blue Line has hopes of selling between 300 and 400 systems this year, which the company says would be enough to turn a profit. From there, the sky’s the limit. Tech giants including Apple, Facebook and Google are in the facial-recognition business, but the founders of Blue Line say their security focus and their patent-pending software, which can process an image and match it to a database in a split- second, should provide a lucrative niche. Blue Line has come a long way from the primitive system that one of the founders, St. Louis Police Sgt. Marcos Silva, built in his house. The company, founded in 2013,

IT, other tech irms can now seek funds FUNDS • FROM B1

“It was really for seed funding for businesses, and over the last six years it has been in existence, the marketplace has changed, and we now see gap funding as the best place” to use its funds, said Sheila Sweeney, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership. Some of the companies it helped finance are based in the Helix Center in Creve Coeur, a biotech incubator created by the Partnership’s predecessor, the St. Louis County Economic Council. Companies such as MediBeacon, a medical device maker, and Benson Hill Biosystems, which is developing gene sequencing technol-

won a $50,000 Arch Grant in 2014. With the grant came access to various mentors and advisers, who helped the founders understand their shortcomings. “I didn’t know what an IP [internet protocol] address was when we started this,” says co-founder Tom Sawyer, a veteran of the city police and federal Drug Enforcement Agency. “Now I can at least hold a conversation about technology and not sound like a 21-year policeman.” “We knew how to tell people to stay safe using this technology, but we knew we needed help on the business end of running a startup,” adds his partner Joseph Spiess, a former St. Louis police detective. To get that help, they recruited Paul Brauss, former head of printing press manufacturer Mark Andy, as chief executive; former Intel executive George Michaels as chief technology oicer; and former Sun Microsystems executive Don Deason as vice president of strategic sales. Ben Burke, interim executive director of Arch Grants, has been impressed by how far a group of entrepreneurs without typical business or technology backgrounds have taken their product. “They weren’t experienced, but they were very de-

ogy, have used the incubator and been some of the fund’s more notable success stories, Sweeney said. The incubator is part of the Creve Coeur plant science district recently branded as “39 North,” near Monsanto’s campus and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. The measure approved Tuesday also broadened the scope of tech companies eligible for Helix Fund investment. Now, information technology and other tech businesses, not just plant science startups, can win investments from the fund. The Helix Fund will continue to invest in companies only when others do in order to make sure it doesn’t invest in anything too risky. However, it’s unclear whether the Helix Fund will remain as an option for startup financing for much longer. It has only about $500,000 left,

Schnuck contract ofer SCHNUCKS • FROM B1

company up to 4 percent; and continued company-paid pension fund contributions. Union members are scheduled to vote Monday on the offer. Since June, Local 688 has urged area shoppers to boycott Schnucks groceries after the chain terminated 190 union employees from its Bridgeton warehouse. The boycott came after the company hired a nonunion contractor to operate a new Kinloch warehouse. The decision to hire Greenwich, Conn.-based XPO Logistics to run the Kinloch warehouse pitted the union against the grocer and sparked a backlash that resulted in many Teamsters and their supporters standing outside Schnucks stores to distribute fliers to shoppers about the dispute. Schnucks announced in August that it was banning all solicitors at its store entrances, a widely criticized move that would have kept cookie-selling Girl Scouts and bell-ringing Salvation Army volunteers away. But two weeks before Thanksgiving, the grocer relented, allowing the Salvation Army to set up their iconic red kettles. The grocer, however, still bars Girls Scouts from selling directly to customers, although donations can be made at check-out. If union members ratify the deal on Monday, the boycott will be lifted, said Mike Goebel, treasurer for Local 688. In addition to ending the boycott, Schnucks said Local 688 also agreed to withdraw all grievances and labor charges associated with the company’s warehouse transition. The operations of the Kinloch warehouse are not afected by the agreement. Schnucks and XPO are currently in court. The grocer alleges XPO has failed to operate the warehouse properly, according to legal documents; XPO alleges Schnucks is in breach of contract. Schnucks continues to look for another firm to operate the Kinloch facility, Schnucks spokesman Paul Simon said. When the grocer replaces XPO,Goebel said,the union will “make every attempt” to organize the firm that’s chosen. But he’s also willing to strike a deal with Schnucks to place union workers at Kinloch. The Bridgeton and Kinloch warehouses store all the food and merchandise for all 100 grocery stores in five states. Local 688 has canceled a rally that was planned for Sunday outside a Schnucks store in north St. Louis County. Samantha Liss • 314-340-8017 @samanthann on Twitter sliss@post-dispatch.com

Enterprise outlines new lending commitment LENDING • FROM B1

which Sweeney said should cover two or three more deals. She said the Partnership and the port authority hadn’t decided whether to put more money into it. “With the addition of [former Arch Grants executive director] Ginger Imster on staf and surveying the marketplace and all of our capacity, it’s a perfect time to look at that question,” Sweeney said. The Partnership also has another financing mechanism in the works that would connect small investors with young companies. The port authority loaned $1 million in August to a Partnership-sponsored entity called the Critical Technologies Corp. for the efort. Details are still being finalized.

development loans, which Risch said put the value of the total agreement at about $1.8 billion over three years. Enterprise has about $5 billion in assets now. Enterprise also plans to open two new service locations in low-income areas. Robyn Heidger, Enterprise Bank’s senior vice president of diversity and inclusion, said the bank was eyeing Old North St. Louis for one of them. She also touted smaller programs in the agreement. A $500,000 microloan fund for small business lending in St. Louis minority neighborhoods is something the city’s economic development arm had been pushing. And Heidger said that $120,000 committed to bank-sponsored savings account matches could help low-income customers buy a new car to get to a new job. “As much as we all focus on homeownership … there’s other ways for us to increase wealth,” she said. The agreement comes as Enterprise Bank parent Enterprise Financial Services Corp. completes its acquisition of Eagle Bank. The purchase turns Eagle’s 13 St. Louis-area locations into Enterprise branches and is Enterprise’s largest acquisition since its 1988 founding. Bank acquisitions trigger a regulatory review under the Community Reinvestment Act, and community benefit agreements can help win over regulators. Eagle Bank had entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2015 to settle accusations of redlining — a practice that involves a lender’s purposefully avoiding certain areas based on demographics. It agreed to set aside $1 million for lending in those neighborhoods and to open two branches serving African-American majority neighborhoods. It opened a new branch on Lindell Boulevard and a loan production facility near Ferguson. In 2011, Enterprise Bank entered into a far smaller, $3 million community benefit agreement after the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council filed a complaint against it with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development the year before. Also Thursday, St. Louis’s economic development agency, the St.Louis Development Corp.,approved using $13 million of its $75 million award of New Markets Tax Credits to create a revolving loan fund with Enterprise Bank and Advantage Capital Partners.Enterprise oicials said they hoped to use it to help meet their commitments in the agreement.

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Rosenthal’s role is still up in air Short start showed old ineiciencies

Trevor Rosenthal delivers in a start Thursday against Minnesota in Jupiter, Fla.

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • With a

high-octane fastball as his only constant, Cardinals righthander Trevor Rosenthal has been, in the past five seasons, a starter in Class AAA, a setup man for October, and an All-Star at closer.

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First and foremost, Bengie Molina is Yadier Molina’s proud big brother. He is one of the Cardinals’ All-Star

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Younger players give Blues some quality minutes BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

> 12:10 p.m. Friday at Mets

nearly two weeks because of a muscle injury. “Really it’s hard to say right now. My focus coming in was just to pitch well. There was a little derailment. I know I like the idea of being lengthened-out See CARDINALS • Page C3

Molina brothers pull zero punches

Puerto Rico’s Yadier Molina reacts after hitting a home run in a 3-1 victory over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday in the World Baseball Classic.

Barbashev, Paajarvi add spark

He has been at least a little bit of everything for the Cardinals, and entering 2017 they’re open to him doing just about anything. Neither he nor the club is exactly sure what that means yet. “I don’t know what it’s going to look like,” Rosenthal said Thursday after missing

catcher’s biggest and fiercest supporters. When I tell you Bengie loves Yadier it’s not hyperbole. We bring it up because it provides context for what transpired Thursday when Bengie gave his thoughts on Yadier’s contract situation with the Cardinals. In an interview with MLB

Radio, the oldest of a Molina trio of two-time World Series champions lamented that the Cardinals hadn’t extended Yadier’s contract. “I’m not saying anything bad about anybody,” Bengie said via phone Thursday. “I’m just acting as a fan. I want to See ORTIZ • Page C3

NCAA TOURNAMENT

MADNESS BEGINS WEST REGION > Northwestern gets a win in its first NCAA Tournament game in a wild finish against Vanderbilt to highlight the first full day of play. C7 | Bracket. C8

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • When

Ivan Barbashev scored midway through the third period on Wednesday night against Anaheim, Blues coach Mike Yeo didn’t hesitate. He rested the line for one shift, then brought Barbashev, Magnus Paajarvi and Nail Yakupov back on the ice. “They were bringing momentum for us,” Yeo said Thursday. “We’re not discriminating here. If someone’s bringing us good play, they’ll get rewarded for it.” Yeo made one change in his lineup on Thursday against the Sharks, inserting Zach Sanford in for Yakupov (Zach for Yak in hockeyspeak), but the combination of Barbashev and Paajarvi has been an effective one for the Blues, one that Yeo hasn’t been afraid to use in key situations. “As the third period rolled along, those guys looked like they were when they first came up,” Yeo said. “They recognized an opportunity for themselves and obviously they’re part of what’s going on here, but they’re still young guys trying to prove themselves and are fighting for their jobs. I thought their play in the third period, they

SOUTH REGION > Middle Tennessee does it again with first-round upset of Minnesota. C7

NCAA WRESTLING > Division I championships are underway at Scottrade Center. C6

WOMEN’S NCAA > Mizzou women face South Florida on Friday in NCAA Tournament. C9

See BLUES • Page C4

LATE GAME > Thursday’s game against San Jose was not finished in time for this edition. For complete coverage, go to stltoday.com/blues > 8 p.m. Saturday at Arizona, FSM

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Northwestern center Barret Benson celebrates as the Wildcats defeat Vanderbilt 68-66 in a NCAA Tournament first-round game Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

For Porters, Mizzou ball may be a family afair

Martin’s ability to recruit will be tested at Mizzou BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • Cuonzo Martin’s sales pitch resonated immediately with one of his first recruiting calls as Missouri’s new basketball coach. Wednesday, not long after MU officially hired the 45-year-old Martin, he dialed Texas to check on C.J. Roberts, a four-star guard from North Richland Hills and the only recruit Missouri added during the fall signing period. “He’s shaking the program up,” Craig Roberts Sr., the recruit’s father, said in a phone

interview. “I think he’s going to do something special. That was the one thing he asked C.J. that was encouraging to me. He told C.J. he was trying to build something special. He asked C.J. if he’s ready to be part of that. C.J. said, ‘Yes, sir. I am.’” Roberts is unsure if he’ll stick with his national letter of intent to play for Missouri, but starting with the fourstar Texas guard, Martin’s first order of business at Mizzou is assembling a recruiting class to bolster the roster Kim See MIZZOU • Page C9

WOMEN’S NIT > St. Louis University tops IUPUI at Chaifetz in WNIT opener. C9

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Nathan Hale (Seattle) High School star Michael Porter Jr. would be a big signee for Mizzou.

I just don’t think I can stress enough how big this would be. Michael Porter Jr. on the Missouri Tigers? Gobsmacking. This just doesn’t happen — a program wins eight games, loses to schools you’ve never heard of, and the next year gets the No. 1 player in the land?

But that’s the word — as reported on these pages and elsewhere. The Tigers could land Porter for the 2017-18 season. And it’s possible his brother Jontay, a high school senior-to-be, could make himself eligible for college a year early, so he can be teammates in Porter Jr.’s probable lone Mizzou season. “Just as important, if they’re able to get Michael, they’re able to get his brother — and Jontay right now doesn’t look like a one-anddone-type guy,” said Eric See HOCHMAN • Page C9

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Rosenthal’s role is still up in air Short start showed old ineiciencies

Trevor Rosenthal delivers in a start Thursday against Minnesota in Jupiter, Fla.

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JUPITER, FLA. • With a

high-octane fastball as his only constant, Cardinals righthander Trevor Rosenthal has been, in the past five seasons, a starter in Class AAA, a setup man for October, and an All-Star at closer.

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First and foremost, Bengie Molina is Yadier Molina’s proud big brother. He is one of the Cardinals’ All-Star

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Blues win vs. Sharks for a sweep

nearly two weeks because of a muscle injury. “Really it’s hard to say right now. My focus coming in was just to pitch well. There was a little derailment. I know I like the idea of being lengthened-out See CARDINALS • Page C3

catcher’s biggest and fiercest supporters. When I tell you Bengie loves Yadier it’s not hyperbole. We bring it up because it provides context for what transpired Thursday when Bengie gave his thoughts on Yadier’s contract situation with the Cardinals. In an interview with MLB

Radio, the oldest of a Molina trio of two-time World Series champions lamented that the Cardinals hadn’t extended Yadier’s contract. “I’m not saying anything bad about anybody,” Bengie said via phone Thursday. “I’m just acting as a fan. I want to See ORTIZ • Page C3

NCAA TOURNAMENT

MADNESS BEGINS

Blues end season 3-0 vs. San Jose after latest win 4 SHARKS

> 12:10 p.m. Friday at Mets

Molina brothers pull zero punches

Puerto Rico’s Yadier Molina reacts after hitting a home run in a 3-1 victory over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday in the World Baseball Classic.

BLUES

He has been at least a little bit of everything for the Cardinals, and entering 2017 they’re open to him doing just about anything. Neither he nor the club is exactly sure what that means yet. “I don’t know what it’s going to look like,” Rosenthal said Thursday after missing

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WEST REGION > Northwestern gets a win in its first NCAA Tournament game in a wild finish against Vanderbilt to highlight the first full day of play. C7 | Bracket. C8

> 8 p.m. Saturday at Arizona, FSM

SOUTH REGION > Middle Tennessee does it again with first-round upset of Minnesota. C7

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The Blues’ Scottie Upshall (10) celebrates his first-period goal with Jay Bouwmeester (left) and Alex Pietrangelo.

BY TOM TIMMERMANN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SAN JOSE, CALIF. • The Blues are in the midst of their toughest grind of the season. Their game on Thursday against San Jose was their fifth in seven days, with, as required by the math for that to happen, two sets of backto-back games. Add in a game on Saturday against Arizona and the Blues will play six games in nine days. In what coach Mike Yeo termed a “ bounceback game” after an offensive effort he wasn’t pleased with on Wednesday in Anaheim, the Blues marshaled their energy and used some fresh bodies, particularly goalie Carter Hutton and new acquisition Zach Sanford, for a 4-1 win See BLUES • Page C4

WOMEN’S NCAA > Mizzou women face South Florida on Friday in NCAA Tournament. C9

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Northwestern center Barret Benson celebrates as the Wildcats defeat Vanderbilt 68-66 in a NCAA Tournament first-round game Thursday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

For Porters, Mizzou ball may be a family afair

Martin’s ability to recruit will be tested at Mizzou BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • Cuonzo Martin’s sales pitch resonated immediately with one of his first recruiting calls as Missouri’s new basketball coach. Wednesday, not long after MU officially hired the 45-year-old Martin, he dialed Texas to check on C.J. Roberts, a four-star guard from North Richland Hills and the only recruit Missouri added during the fall signing period. “He’s shaking the program up,” Craig Roberts Sr., the recruit’s father, said in a phone

interview. “I think he’s going to do something special. That was the one thing he asked C.J. that was encouraging to me. He told C.J. he was trying to build something special. He asked C.J. if he’s ready to be part of that. C.J. said, ‘Yes, sir. I am.’” Roberts is unsure if he’ll stick with his national letter of intent to play for Missouri, but starting with the fourstar Texas guard, Martin’s first order of business at Mizzou is assembling a recruiting class to bolster the roster Kim See MIZZOU • Page C9

WOMEN’S NIT > St. Louis University tops IUPUI at Chaifetz in WNIT opener. C9

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Nathan Hale (Seattle) High School star Michael Porter Jr. would be a big signee for Mizzou.

I just don’t think I can stress enough how big this would be. Michael Porter Jr. on the Missouri Tigers? Gobsmacking. This just doesn’t happen — a program wins eight games, loses to schools you’ve never heard of, and the next year gets the No. 1 player in the land?

But that’s the word — as reported on these pages and elsewhere. The Tigers could land Porter for the 2017-18 season. And it’s possible his brother Jontay, a high school senior-to-be, could make himself eligible for college a year early, so he can be teammates in Porter Jr.’s probable lone Mizzou season. “Just as important, if they’re able to get Michael, they’re able to get his brother — and Jontay right now doesn’t look like a one-anddone-type guy,” said Eric See HOCHMAN • Page C9

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DIGEST USA Gymnastics president resigns amid scandal Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. The resignation came a week after the United States Olympic Committee’s board recommended to USA Gymnastics chairman Paul Parilla that Penny should step down. Penny ofered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on Thursday. “My decision to step aside as CEO is solely to support the best interests of USA Gymnastics at this time,” Penny said in a statement. USOC chairman Larry Probst said Penny’s decision “will hopefully allow USA Gymnastics to shift its attention to the future with a secure environment for its athletes and continued success in competition.” Mladenovic continues surge • Kristina Mladenovic outlasted Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., and break into the top 20 in the WTA Tour rankings for the first time in her career. Mladenovic will play the winner of a later match between 12th-seeded Venus Williams and No. 14 Elena Vesnina. No. 3 Karolina Pliskova and Svetlana Kuznetsova are set for the other semifinal. Guzan to miss qualifiers • Goalkeeper Brad Guzan will miss the United States’ World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama while awaiting the birth of his child. Tim Howard, the Americans’ No. 1 goalkeeper at the last two World Cups, becomes the likely starter. Midfielder Fabian Johnson’s status became questionable after he injured his right leg Thursday playing for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Europa League. U.S. skiers to skip Finals • The Americans will skip the team event at World Cup Finals on Friday with not enough technical skiers to compete. The U.S. boasts one of the top tech racers in the world in Mikaela Shifrin, but each nation enters three men and three women. Some of the country’s slalom and giant slalom racers are competing at NorAm Cup Finals in Quebec. Associated Press

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Tim McKernan has run a successful radio program, a company and even a sports-talk radio station. Full ownership of an outlet in that format could be next. Randy Markel bought 590 AM in a process that began in late 2015 when he in essence pulled it out of bankruptcy. Now Markel wants to sell the station to McKernan, who gained a 25 percent ownership stake in it in a transaction that took effect last September. Part of that deal included a provision that McKernan would receive $100,000 if the station is sold to another party, with the agreement he first would have the right to match that ofer. But Markel isn’t pursuing outside interests, as he has offered the station to McKernan — for $2.5 million he said, a substantial amount for a local AM radio station of that ilk. But Markel has invested heavily in the operation, including personnel and upgrading the towers that transmit the station’s signal . “The idea was to sell to Tim in four or five years,” Markel said this week. “But I thought, ‘Why not sell now?’ I will make a cool half a million dollars-plus in a (little over) a year. I’ve got $2 million in it, I want a half-million profit. That’s what I deserve.” So talks have begun on the potential deal. “Having the right of first refusal to buy the station was and is one of the most important elements of my contract when we agreed to the deal last year,” McKernan said. “After we have been lucky enough to have a large group of people play a role in building this business (insideSTL Enterprises, LLC) over the last number of years, we wanted to make sure we would have the option to control our own destiny. From the beginning, Randy has said publicly that he expected me to be the majority owner one day. In his mind, it wasn’t ‘if.’ It was ‘when.’ That’s why he named the company (McKernan Radio Group) after me when he created the new business. “He called me Sunday night and said that if I would like to buy his shares now, he would be interested in discussing it. He said, ‘I’d be thrilled to see you own the majority of this station. At the same time, if you don’t want to do it yet, I’d be thrilled to keep my shares and keep building the station.’” Markel owns the Chuck’s Boots stores in the St. Louis area, which he said he also is in the process of selling, and is building a youth baseball complex at the Lake of the Ozarks on a 239-acre site just west of Camdenton, Mo. His point men for that project are former St. Louis radio talkshow hosts Bob Ramsey and Jeff Vernetti. Ramsey, still the radio voice of St. Louis University men’s basketball, said the facility is set to have nine fields and is intended to draw teams from all over the country as families can combine a vacation with the kids’ on-field activities. He added that the hope is to have some tournaments take place later this year, with the next phase to add soccer and lacrosse fields. On a recent trip to Branson, Mo., Markel said he saw a similar facility that convinced him an additional investment was needed in

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Randy Markel (left) wants to sell sports-talk radio station KFNS to Tim McKernan.

his project. He said he originally committed $1 million, but now plans to double that. “Theirs are really cool, but ours will be the ultimate,” Markel said. “I had to make a decision — do I want to go all-in with the radio station or all-in with the ballparks? I couldn’t do both unless I sold Chuck’s Boots, but that still is in the works” and could take some time. “I thought about it, the radio station has the potential to be great, and in Tim’s hands. That’s what he’s always wanted (to own his own sports station). I said, ‘You come up with 1½ million (dollars), I will finance the other million at 6 percent, over 1-3 years, at interest only.” How long can Markel wait for McKernan to complete the deal? “A month, two months,” he said. “A million and a half dollars shouldn’t be hard for him to come up with, especially with the circles he runs in. He knows some money people.” McKernan, who said the financial aspects are “something that we would not want to discuss publicly,” sounds cautious in his approach to the situation. “A move of this magnitude would take time if we were to pursue it,” he said. “But based on the combination of the caliber of lineup we now have along with of-air elements such as the new studio Randy is building in Kirkwood next to our restaurant (that will be tied to station promotions) and the podcasts we will be launching this year, we have a variety of pieces in place that make the discussion an intriguing one.” Markel and McKernan have not always agreed on the on-air lineup decisions, of which Markel has final say. In recent months, KFNS has added Martin Kilcoyne, Charlie Marlow, Cam Janssen and T.J. Moe, among others. All of this for a station that once was the top sports-talk radio station in town before tumbling into turmoil and debt before going of the air until Markel took it over. “The hardest part in my opinion is done,” Markel said. “I like building things, I don’t like to maintain. ... The building is done, now it’s time to start selling” advertising for the station. “That doesn’t interest me, it’s time to move on and build the ballparks.” And Markel, a tall-talking Texan, had a wisecrack about McKernan: “He’s ecstatic, he’s probably glad to get rid of me.”

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and knees back to Wyoming,” he said then after being hired by Markel. “.... The worst thing that ever happened to other people in sports radio is the arrival of Dino Costa. The salad days are over. I have nothing personal against any of these guys but I have to destroy them, I will destroy them, and I will dominate this market. I will be No. 1. I’m so confident of this, it’s already happened in my mind.” He took his cocky, take-no-prisoners approach to the airwaves and social media, as he issued personal attacks against hosts not only at other stations but also on KFNS. It certainly drew attention, but actually detracted from his delivery as a crisp, high-energy, well-read broadcaster who was able to juggle sports, politics and social issues — punctuating his many takes with an edge — unlike anyone else in the market and few in the country. But like a sagebrush blowing across the Wyoming grasslands, he quickly disappeared. We don’t know if he actually headed out on his hands and knees, but six weeks later he was on his way back to the Cowboy State. He didn’t like what looked like a pending change in KFNS’ management structure — something that came to fruition several months later when McKernan came aboard. When Costa came to town, McKernan was running the weekday operations at WGNU (920 AM), where the “Morning After” show he co-hosts was airing before moving with him to KFNS. So Costa was gone — but not for good. After covering University of Wyoming football, he returned to St. Louis last month in a much more low-key manner, doing an online show from a studio in St. Peters. He was backed by Markel and Right Side Broadcasting Network in unrelated deals. Right Side pulled out first, then Markel did so recently. So by Wednesday Costa was heading back to Wyoming, less than 3½ weeks after launching. (The shows, which contain coarse language, are online at thedinoreport.com in the archives link.) “Doing this from scratch is a very diicult proposition no matter what,” he said. “Doing it without long-term capital and commitment is virtually impossible.” He regrets that he wasn’t able to form a business partnership with Markel, whom he praises. “I understand where he’s coming from and what he wants to do with the ballparks,” Costa said. “But I still don’t know what it’s like to partner with Randy long term, and that’s the biggest disappointment to me. The man has an incredible ear for talent, he’s a renegade. He goes against the grain of the standard and conventional radio operators, and in this day and age it’s utterly refreshing” and he will be missed in the business.” Costa originally came to St. Louis after being fired from Sirius XM Radio, and acknowledges that his two brief stints here might not look good for those “on the outside. It probably looks a lot more gloomy that what reality is.” Costa ultimately hopes to return to satellite radio. “My mission is pretty big,” he said. “I think I made several mistakes in the last few years, certainly at Sirius XM (where he complained about the company’s lack of promoting his show). The way I look at it, if Steve Jobs can find his way back to Apple — the impossibility of that — then why can’t Dino Costa some day find his way back to Sirius XM?

Round 2 of “Dino Days” in St. Louis was even shorter than the first episode. And a whole lot quieter. A year ago this month, Dino Costa rode into to St. Louis with the bravado of an old wild west gunslinger, vowing to conquer the local sports-talk radio landscape in KFNS’ morning drive-time slot. “If I don’t dominate this market in a year, I will crawl on hands

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normal grip. From here on out, I’ll be obviously progressing that way. Now I’m dialing it in, trying to hit locations and really trying to pitch with the fastball again. Now I feel back.” Pitching coach Mike Maddux said Scherzer will start for the Nationals on Wednesday against the Cardinals. “We’ll take the training wheels of,” Maddux said. Manager Dusty Baker said of Scherzer’s opening-day availability: “At this point, probably no.”

to a report issued Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which investigated the accident. The 46-page report included a seating chart that had Fernandez at the helm, based on “physical evidence” collected during the investigation, including the pitcher’s fingerprints and DNA on the steering wheel and throttle and projection of his body as he was thrown from the boat. It also listed drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash.

Fernandez probable boat driver • Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the “probable” operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing the star baseball star and two other men, according

Padres get Hernandez • Cuban lefthander Osvaldo Hernandez, 18, has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres with a $2.5 million signing bonus.

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK Scherzer makes progress, still doubtful for opener NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals’ opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. The stress fracture had caused Scherzer (Parkway Central, Mizzou) to change the grip on his fastball, placing three fingers on top of the ball instead of two, but he went back to his old grip Thursday during his first game action this year, a three-inning stint in a minor league exhibition against New York Mets’ Triple-A players in West Palm Beach, Fla. “That’s the really good news today,” said Scherzer, who struck out five. “It’s good to be back to the

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Blues • blues.nhl.com | 314-622-2583 Saturday 3/18 at Arizona 8 p.m. FSM

Tuesday 3/21 at Colorado 8 p.m. FSM

Thursday 3/23 vs. Vancouver 7 p.m. FSM

Cardinals • cardinals.com | 314-345-9000 Friday 3/17 12:10 p.m. at Mets*

Saturday 3/18 12:05 p.m. vs. Mets* FSM

Sunday 3/19 12:05 p.m. at Braves* FSM

Saturday 3/25 vs. Calgary 6 p.m. FSM

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MEDIA VIEWS

McKernan ofered full control of KFNS Markel is seeking $2.5 million

Monday 3/20 5:05 p.m. at Astros*

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Illinois men’s basketball • fightingillini.com | 217-333-3470 Monday 3/20 NIT vs. Boisie State 8 p.m., ESPN

St. Louis FC • saintlouisfc.com | 636-680-0997 Saturday 3/25 at Louisville 1 p.m.

Saturday 4/1 vs. Ottawa 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 4/8 vs. New York 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4/12 at Pittsburgh 6 p.m.

ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 5 p.m. NASCAR Xfinity: DC Solar 200, final practice, FS1 6:30 p.m. NASCAR: CampingWorld 500, qualifying, FS1 BASEBALL 12 p.m. Exhibition: Yankees at Tigers, MLB Network 3 p.m. Exhibition: Royals at Brewers, MLB Network 8 p.m. College: West Virginia at Baylor, FS1 9 p.m. World Baseball Classic: United States vs. Puerto Rico, MLB Network BASKETBALL 11 a.m. Women’s NCAA Tournament: Alternating coverage, Bucknell-Maryland; Auburn-North Carolina State; Belmont-Kentucky; Northern Iowa-DePaul, ESPN2 11:15 a.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Oklahoma State vs. Michigan, KMOV (4), WXOS (101.1 FM) 11:30 a.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: New Mexico State vs. Baylor, TruTV TruTV channels: Charter cable 63 or 772; DirectTV 246; Dish Net 242; U-verse 164, 165, 1164 or 1165; Cable America of Maryland Heights 57 12:30 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Seton Hall vs. Arkansas, TNT 1 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Iona vs. Oregon, TBS 1:45 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Jacksonville State vs. Louisville, KMOV (4) 1:30 p.m. Women’s NCAA Tournament: Alternating coverage: Elon-West Virginia; Central Arkansas-Texas; Western Kentucky-Ohio State; Troy-Mississippi State, ESPN2 2:10 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Southern California vs. Southern Methodist, TruTV (channels above), WXOS (101.1 FM) 3 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Texas Southern vs. North Carolina, TNT 3:30 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Rhode Island vs. Creighton, TBS 4 p.m. Women’s NCAA Tournament: South Florida vs. Missouri, ESPN2 5:50 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: UC Davis vs. Kansas, TNT 6:10 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Wichita State vs. Dayton, KMOV (4), WXOS (101.1 FM) 6:27 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Kansas State vs. Cincinnati, TruTV (channels above) 6:20 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Troy vs. Duke, TBS 6:30 p.m. Women’s NCAA Tournament: Alternating coverage: Michigan State-Arizona State; Robert Morris-Notre Dame; Toledo-Creighton; Western Illinois-Florida State, ESPN2 7:05 p.m. NBA: Timberwolves at Heat, NBA 8:20 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Michigan State vs. Miami, TNT 8:40 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Northern Kentucky vs. Kentucky, KMOV (4) 8:50 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Marquette vs. South Carolina, TBS 8:57 p.m. Men’s NCAA Tournament: Kent State vs. UCLA, TruTV channels above), WXOS (101.1 FM) NOTE: NCAA Tournament radio coverage subject to switching to other games GOLF 1 p.m. PGA: Arnold Palmer Invitational, second round, Golf Channel 5 p.m. LPGA: Bank of Hope Founders Cup, second round, Golf Channel HOCKEY 3:30 p.m. College: Big Ten tournament, Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, BTN 4 p.m. College: NCHC tournament, Western Michigan vs. Minnesota-Duluth, CBSSN 6 p.m. Panthers at Rangers, NHL Network 7 p.m. College: Big Ten tournament, Penn State vs. Minnesota, BTN 7:30 p.m. College: NCHC tournament, North Dakota vs. Denver, CBSSN 9:30 p.m. WHL: Vancouver at Kelowna, NHL Network LACROSSE 3 p.m. College: Fairfield at Penn State, ESPNU SOCCER 2:20 p.m. Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund vs. Ingolstadt, FS2 SOFTBALL 5 p.m. College: Southern at Mississippi Valley State, ESPNU TENNIS 2 p.m. ATP: BNP Paribas Open, quarterfinals, ESPN 4 p.m. ATP: BNP Paribas Open, ATP fourth quarterfinal, Tennis Channel 6 p.m. ATP: BNP Paribas Open, Doubles second semifinal, Tennis Channel 9 p.m. ATP: BNP Paribas Open, Women’s semifinals, ESPN2 WINTER SPORTS 11:30 a.m. FIS Alpine Skiing Audi World Cup: Aspen, Team Event, NBCSN WRESTLING 10 a.m. College: NCAA Championship: quarterfinals, ESPNU 7 p.m. College: NCAA Championships, semifinals, ESPN

DIGEST USA Gymnastics president resigns amid scandal Steve Penny resigned as president of USA Gymnastics on Thursday following intensified pressure on the organization for its handling of sex abuse cases. The resignation came a week after the United States Olympic Committee’s board recommended to USA Gymnastics chairman Paul Parilla that Penny should step down. Penny ofered his resignation during a previously scheduled board meeting on Thursday. “My decision to step aside as CEO is solely to support the best interests of USA Gymnastics at this time,” Penny said in a statement. USOC chairman Larry Probst said Penny’s decision “will hopefully allow USA Gymnastics to shift its attention to the future with a secure environment for its athletes and continued success in competition.” Vesnina defeats Williams • Elena Vesnina recovered after blowing three match points to beat Venus Williams 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 and reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday night. The 14th-seeded Russian takes on No. 28 seed Kristina Mladenovic in the semifinals. Mladenovic beat Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to break into the top 20 in the WTA Tour rankings for the first time in her career. No. 3 Karolina Pliskova and Svetlana Kuznetsova are set for the other semifinal. Guzan to miss qualifiers • Goalkeeper Brad Guzan will miss the United States’ World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama while awaiting the birth of his child. Tim Howard, the Americans’ No. 1 goalkeeper at the last two World Cups, becomes the likely starter. Midfielder Fabian Johnson’s status became questionable after he injured his right leg Thursday playing for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Europa League. U.S. skiers to skip Finals • The Americans will skip the team event at World Cup Finals on Friday with not enough technical skiers to compete. The U.S. boasts one of the top tech racers in the world in Mikaela Shifrin, but each nation enters three men and three women. Some of the country’s slalom and giant slalom racers are competing at NorAm Cup Finals in Quebec. Associated Press

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Tim McKernan has run a successful radio program, a company and even a sports-talk radio station. Full ownership of an outlet in that format could be next. Randy Markel bought 590 AM in a process that began in late 2015 when he in essence pulled it out of bankruptcy. Now Markel wants to sell the station to McKernan, who gained a 25 percent ownership stake in it in a transaction that took effect last September. Part of that deal included a provision that McKernan would receive $100,000 if the station is sold to another party, with the agreement he first would have the right to match that ofer. But Markel isn’t pursuing outside interests, as he has offered the station to McKernan — for $2.5 million he said, a substantial amount for a local AM radio station of that ilk. But Markel has invested heavily in the operation, including personnel and upgrading the towers that transmit the station’s signal . “The idea was to sell to Tim in four or five years,” Markel said this week. “But I thought, ‘Why not sell now?’ I will make a cool half a million dollars-plus in a (little over) a year. I’ve got $2 million in it, I want a half-million profit. That’s what I deserve.” So talks have begun on the potential deal. “Having the right of first refusal to buy the station was and is one of the most important elements of my contract when we agreed to the deal last year,” McKernan said. “After we have been lucky enough to have a large group of people play a role in building this business (insideSTL Enterprises, LLC) over the last number of years, we wanted to make sure we would have the option to control our own destiny. From the beginning, Randy has said publicly that he expected me to be the majority owner one day. In his mind, it wasn’t ‘if.’ It was ‘when.’ That’s why he named the company (McKernan Radio Group) after me when he created the new business. “He called me Sunday night and said that if I would like to buy his shares now, he would be interested in discussing it. He said, ‘I’d be thrilled to see you own the majority of this station. At the same time, if you don’t want to do it yet, I’d be thrilled to keep my shares and keep building the station.’” Markel owns the Chuck’s Boots stores in the St. Louis area, which he said he also is in the process of selling, and is building a youth baseball complex at the Lake of the Ozarks on a 239-acre site just west of Camdenton, Mo. His point men for that project are former St. Louis radio talkshow hosts Bob Ramsey and Jeff Vernetti. Ramsey, still the radio voice of St. Louis University men’s basketball, said the facility is set to have nine fields and is intended to draw teams from all over the country as families can combine a vacation with the kids’ on-field activities. He added that the hope is to have some tournaments take place later this year, with the next phase to add soccer and lacrosse fields. On a recent trip to Branson, Mo., Markel said he saw a similar facility that convinced him an additional investment was needed in

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Randy Markel (left) wants to sell sports-talk radio station KFNS to Tim McKernan.

his project. He said he originally committed $1 million, but now plans to double that. “Theirs are really cool, but ours will be the ultimate,” Markel said. “I had to make a decision — do I want to go all-in with the radio station or all-in with the ballparks? I couldn’t do both unless I sold Chuck’s Boots, but that still is in the works” and could take some time. “I thought about it, the radio station has the potential to be great, and in Tim’s hands. That’s what he’s always wanted (to own his own sports station). I said, ‘You come up with 1½ million (dollars), I will finance the other million at 6 percent, over 1-3 years, at interest only.” How long can Markel wait for McKernan to complete the deal? “A month, two months,” he said. “A million and a half dollars shouldn’t be hard for him to come up with, especially with the circles he runs in. He knows some money people.” McKernan, who said the financial aspects are “something that we would not want to discuss publicly,” sounds cautious in his approach to the situation. “A move of this magnitude would take time if we were to pursue it,” he said. “But based on the combination of the caliber of lineup we now have along with of-air elements such as the new studio Randy is building in Kirkwood next to our restaurant (that will be tied to station promotions) and the podcasts we will be launching this year, we have a variety of pieces in place that make the discussion an intriguing one.” Markel and McKernan have not always agreed on the on-air lineup decisions, of which Markel has final say. In recent months, KFNS has added Martin Kilcoyne, Charlie Marlow, Cam Janssen and T.J. Moe, among others. All of this for a station that once was the top sports-talk radio station in town before tumbling into turmoil and debt before going of the air until Markel took it over. “The hardest part in my opinion is done,” Markel said. “I like building things, I don’t like to maintain. ... The building is done, now it’s time to start selling” advertising for the station. “That doesn’t interest me, it’s time to move on and build the ballparks.” And Markel, a tall-talking Texan, had a wisecrack about McKernan: “He’s ecstatic, he’s probably glad to get rid of me.”

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and knees back to Wyoming,” he said then after being hired by Markel. “.... The worst thing that ever happened to other people in sports radio is the arrival of Dino Costa. The salad days are over. I have nothing personal against any of these guys but I have to destroy them, I will destroy them, and I will dominate this market. I will be No. 1. I’m so confident of this, it’s already happened in my mind.” He took his cocky, take-no-prisoners approach to the airwaves and social media, as he issued personal attacks against hosts not only at other stations but also on KFNS. It certainly drew attention, but actually detracted from his delivery as a crisp, high-energy, well-read broadcaster who was able to juggle sports, politics and social issues — punctuating his many takes with an edge — unlike anyone else in the market and few in the country. But like a sagebrush blowing across the Wyoming grasslands, he quickly disappeared. We don’t know if he actually headed out on his hands and knees, but six weeks later he was on his way back to the Cowboy State. He didn’t like what looked like a pending change in KFNS’ management structure — something that came to fruition several months later when McKernan came aboard. When Costa came to town, McKernan was running the weekday operations at WGNU (920 AM), where the “Morning After” show he co-hosts was airing before moving with him to KFNS. So Costa was gone — but not for good. After covering University of Wyoming football, he returned to St. Louis last month in a much more low-key manner, doing an online show from a studio in St. Peters. He was backed by Markel and Right Side Broadcasting Network in unrelated deals. Right Side pulled out first, then Markel did so recently. So by Wednesday Costa was heading back to Wyoming, less than 3½ weeks after launching. (The shows, which contain coarse language, are online at thedinoreport.com in the archives link.) “Doing this from scratch is a very diicult proposition no matter what,” he said. “Doing it without long-term capital and commitment is virtually impossible.” He regrets that he wasn’t able to form a business partnership with Markel, whom he praises. “I understand where he’s coming from and what he wants to do with the ballparks,” Costa said. “But I still don’t know what it’s like to partner with Randy long term, and that’s the biggest disappointment to me. The man has an incredible ear for talent, he’s a renegade. He goes against the grain of the standard and conventional radio operators, and in this day and age it’s utterly refreshing” and he will be missed in the business.” Costa originally came to St. Louis after being fired from Sirius XM Radio, and acknowledges that his two brief stints here might not look good for those “on the outside. It probably looks a lot more gloomy that what reality is.” Costa ultimately hopes to return to satellite radio. “My mission is pretty big,” he said. “I think I made several mistakes in the last few years, certainly at Sirius XM (where he complained about the company’s lack of promoting his show). The way I look at it, if Steve Jobs can find his way back to Apple — the impossibility of that — then why can’t Dino Costa some day find his way back to Sirius XM?

Round 2 of “Dino Days” in St. Louis was even shorter than the first episode. And a whole lot quieter. A year ago this month, Dino Costa rode into to St. Louis with the bravado of an old wild west gunslinger, vowing to conquer the local sports-talk radio landscape in KFNS’ morning drive-time slot. “If I don’t dominate this market in a year, I will crawl on hands

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normal grip. From here on out, I’ll be obviously progressing that way. Now I’m dialing it in, trying to hit locations and really trying to pitch with the fastball again. Now I feel back.” Pitching coach Mike Maddux said Scherzer will start for the Nationals on Wednesday against the Cardinals. “We’ll take the training wheels of,” Maddux said. Manager Dusty Baker said of Scherzer’s opening-day availability: “At this point, probably no.”

to a report issued Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which investigated the accident. The 46-page report included a seating chart that had Fernandez at the helm, based on “physical evidence” collected during the investigation, including the pitcher’s fingerprints and DNA on the steering wheel and throttle and projection of his body as he was thrown from the boat. It also listed drugs and alcohol as factors in the crash.

Fernandez probable boat driver • Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the “probable” operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing the star baseball star and two other men, according

Padres get Hernandez • Cuban lefthander Osvaldo Hernandez, 18, has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres with a $2.5 million signing bonus.

BASEBALL NOTEBOOK Scherzer makes progress, still doubtful for opener NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals’ opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. The stress fracture had caused Scherzer (Parkway Central, Mizzou) to change the grip on his fastball, placing three fingers on top of the ball instead of two, but he went back to his old grip Thursday during his first game action this year, a three-inning stint in a minor league exhibition against New York Mets’ Triple-A players in West Palm Beach, Fla. “That’s the really good news today,” said Scherzer, who struck out five. “It’s good to be back to the

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CARDINALS NOTEBOOK

Oh makes quick work of Twins in return SIERRA OPTIONED

But he’s disappointed Korea didn’t fare better in WBC

The Cardinals optioned 20-year-old center fielder Magneuris Sierra to Class A Palm Beach. He made quite an impression in camp. He received the third most at-bats and hit .387 with a .424 on-base percentage and a .484 slugging average. He could be on the fast track to Class AA Springfield. “He has been real impressive all spring and I still think there is way more in there than what he has even seen,” Matheny said. “He’s an interesting mix of talent, and I like the way he goes about the business, too.”

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JUPITER, FLA. • Seung Hwan Oh, still

somewhat jet-lagged, shook his head Thursday afternoon when asked if he had engaged any of his Cardinals teammates in some friendly trash talk headed into the World Baseball Classic. “We have the best clubhouse and best environment, so there’s no beef between us,” Oh said through Eugene Koo, grinning as his trusty translator delivered the diplomatic message. Oh would have had more to brag about had the closer not returned to camp so soon. While starter Carlos Martinez (Dominican Republic) and catcher Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico) have faced of in the international competition and continue to compete for the championship, Cardinals who have been bounced from the WBC are trickling back into Jupiter. Rowan Wick (Canada) has returned and pitched. Corey Baker (Israel) is on his way. Oh’s first spring training appearance since he rejoined camp went much smoother than Korea’s first-round dismissal. “It was personally a great experience and I was really happy to be in front of all the fans in Korea again,” Oh said. “As a team, it wasn’t what we hoped for.” Korea went 1-2 in Seoul, losing 2-1 to Israel and 5-0 to the Netherlands before beating Chinese Taipei 11-8. Oh did his part. In his two WBC appearances (3.1 innings) he allowed two hits, one walk and zero runs. He struck out six. And in Thursday’s 2-1 Grapefruit League win over the Twins, Oh retired the first batter he faced with a three-pitch strikeout and secured the second out on a

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Cardinals relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh works in the fourth inning of Thursday’s spring training game against the Minnesota Twins in Jupiter, Fla.

first-pitch fly ball. Then, after surrendering a first-pitch single to Eduardo Escobar, Oh responded by striking out John Ryan Murphy on three pitches, unleashing a devastating slider to end the inning. “We have only had him for a year, but I think we all know what we’re going to get there,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “He’s ready. We knew when we sent him to the WBC that he was going to be ready when he came back. He looks great.” Oh was a rock star in Korea by the time St. Louis signed him last year. But playing in the majors has further expanded his fame. Before Thursday’s game, a snippet of Oh’s latest commercial in Korea circulated throughout the clubhouse; the plug for a black ginseng drink shows a dog licking the pitcher’s stoic face. A long line of patient fans awaited Oh’s autograph as he pulled out of the parking lot. Their attire matched the gear that caught Oh’s attention during WBC play in Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome.

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“It was a good feeling to see a lot of Korean fans wearing Cardinals hats and Cardinals jerseys in the stadium,” Oh said. “That was pretty cool.”

CARPENTER READY FOR FULL-GO First baseman Matt Carpenter (lower back soreness) could not convince Matheny he should play Thursday, and perhaps had a point to prove when he put on a batting practice show that sent multiple balls bouncing off the building beyond Roger Dean Stadium’s outfield wall. “They pushed it back just because they love me,” Carpenter said. “That’s what they told me.” Carpenter, who said he has felt 100 percent for about six days, is expected to return to the lineup Friday for a meeting with the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Unlike previous appearances since he started dealing with the back issue several weeks ago, he will be allowed to unleash his swing.

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make something clear, Yadi and I never talk about his contract negotiations. “That’s very personal to him as well as the team. I don’t get in it. I don’t get in the middle of their decisions or anything. I want that very clear at first. He’s not telling me, ‘I want this, I want that.’ None of that. That’s very personal for him.” The Molina brothers — Benjamin, 42, Jose, 41, and Yadier, 34 — are no ordinary siblings. They are baseball royalty in their native Puerto Rico, which Yadier has led on an impressive run in the World Baseball Classic. Yadier propelled Puerto Rico over the Dominican Republic on Tuesday, showcasing his bat and powerful arm to win a game among the most heated rivals in the WBC. Molina is having a brilliant WBC, masterfully guiding a relatively underrated pitching staff. He also has added some clutch hits, including an RBI single against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez and then a home run later in that game against the Dominican Republic. “He’s a big-game player,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “Some of that just comes from having the experience but (also) having the success too on those stages and realizing how enjoyable that is. Some guys thrive in those moments, and I would say he’s one of them.” Yadier’s Molina’s WBC performance has merely highlighted what Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak already know about the eight-time Gold Glove winner and seven time All-Star. Trust me, the Cardinals didn’t need to see Yadier excel in the WBC to know what they’re willing to pay him. Nonetheless, Yadier’s WBC brilliance has given fans in St. Louis reason to worry about losing his leadership after his current five-year, $75 million contract expires at the end of this season. When contacted via text message to see if he could address Molina’s contract situation, Mozeliak was unavailable while traveling. Yadier Molina has earned the right to write his own ticket out of Busch Stadium. That’s easy for me to say, though. I’m not the one writing the checks. He finished last season strong while hitting .307 with eight home runs and 58 RBIs in 147 games. “Of course I want him to get three to four years, whatever it is they’re willing to

do,” Bengie said. “Of course I want that. I don’t know why people are making it a big deal that I’m defending or, I don’t know, talking for Yadi. I’m not talking for Yadi. I’m talking from a St. Louis fan (perspective).” Molina was edged out for the Gold Glove, but his defense still remained quite impressive in his 13th season. He’ll turn 35 on July 13. The Cardinals are surely weighing whether they think he can play at an elite level for longer than three more years. It’s also no secret that the organization views prospect Carson Kelly as the future catcher. Bengie is adamant that Yadier, who has played 1,611 games over 13 seasons, is wired a bit differently than his older brothers. He might not be as prone to make an emotional decision just to remain in St. Louis. “The only thing that I think people are getting wrong from my (radio) comments is that I said that he’s not me or Jose where we might touch our hearts or something,” Bengie said. “But he’s a hardcore guy, and that’s how he is. “That’s why he’s the player he is. He’s hardcore, man. If they’re not going to show appreciation or give him the contract he wants or they don’t get into an agreement, all I said was, ‘He ain’t afraid to go to free agency’ because it’s the truth. If the team doesn’t want you and they want to go young or they don’t get to an agreement and you become a free agent, you have to turn the page and go. You cannot just sit at home and feel sorry.” Yadier surely learned that valuable lesson when the Cardinals let future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols go to the Angels via free agency. They also declined Matt Holliday’s contract last ofseason, making a diicult but smart decision. Ultimately, Molina, DeWitt and Mozeliak must make what they view as the smartest decision possible based on their own priorities. “It wasn’t anything against anybody or against the Cardinals or against Mo or anybody,” Bengie said. “It wasn’t anything like that. All I was saying is that he’s not afraid. You’re either going to be getting into an agreement for him or he’s just going to walk just like Pujols did. You’re getting to an agreement or don’t get into an agreement, OK I’ll walk. That’s just what I was trying to say.” You don’t have to be Yadier’s brother to appreciate those sentiments. Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks on Twitter jortiz@post-dispatch.com

SPANISH BROADCASTS SCHEDULED The Cardinals on Thursday announced new Spanish language initiatives, including eight Spanish language home audio broadcasts through Cardinals.com and the MLB.com At Bat mobile application. The broadcasts, produced with La Ke Buena Spanish internet radio, will include playby-play from Polo Ascencio and color commentary from Bengie Molina. The broadcasts will occur on April 2 (opening day), April 4, April 9, May 2-3 and May 29-31. In addition a Fiesta Cardenales night will be held at Busch Stadium during a game against the Phillies on June 11 to celebrate the Latino and Hispanic community. Visit cardinals.com/theme for more information. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

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Catcher Yadier Molina’s ive-year contract expires at the end of this season.

Second baseman Kolten Wong has partnered with former Cardinal Jason Motte to be this season’s representative for Motte’s Let’s Strike Out Cancer cornhole challenge. The St. Louis event will take place May 15 at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. A Memphis, Tenn., version will be held Nov. 18 in One Commerce Square downtown. More information can be found at JasonMotteFoundation.org.

and possibly having the opportunity to start games. But it’s one of those things where you see how the roster shakes out and I think we’ll have a better idea after I pitch a couple more times.” Rosenthal made his first start at any level – exhibition or otherwise – since 2012, and he pitched two scoreless, though ineicient innings in a 2-1 victory at Roger Dean Stadium. Call it mulligan. Rosenthal had his previously scheduled start scratched when felt soreness in the lat muscle leading toward his right shoulder. The team gave him a week of rest and no promises that he would get another start. On Thursday, he got the start to satisfy his wishes and the Cardinals’ curiosity. The idea of carrying a multi-inning reliever with late-game experience has intrigued manager Mike Matheny before, and it became more acute after watching how Andrew Miller and others excelled in the recent postseason. Even in the midst of back-to-back 40-save seasons, Rosenthal has coveted a chance to show he could start. Those interests intersected this spring. The club is open to any result. “I wouldn’t throw Trevor in a box right now,” Matheny said. “I think it’s still: Let’s stretch him out and see what we’ve got, see what the need of the team is. That could end the last day of spring. I don’t know.” Whatever the new role is, Rosenthal must break old habits. His two innings against the Twins played out like some of the innings he had even as the Cardinals’ surefire closer. He retired the first two batters of the first inning on fastballs – 97 mph and 99 mph, respectively – and had two outs on his first seven pitches. He then promptly prolonged the inning with two walks. At one point, he threw eight consecutive balls. Only one of the of-speed pitches he attempted in the first inning went for a strike – and that one was fouled of. Ten of his 22 pitches in the inning were 98 mph or 99 mph, so he had the velocity, just not the economy. The second inning was similar. He retired the first two batters on the first 10 pitches, and he got his second strikeout of the game with a cut/slider. Again one pitch away from a swift, perfect inning, Rosenthal allowed back-to-back singles. That added seven more pitches to the inning. “Stuff looked good,” Matheny said. “Obviously the fastball was jumping. Breaking ball looked good. Still kind of the same issue with efficiency. He was all excited. Throwing a lot of pitches, though, in a short amount of time. That is something – no matter what role he has – that is something he can be better at.” Before being slowed by a lat injury he sustained in the weight room, Rosenthal had been working on diversifying his approach. He has thrown a curveball in the past, and he wants to become more proficient in it this spring. He attempted one Thursday and it sailed on him. He has a changeup that he can throw at 88 mph or 89 mph, and the cut/slider breaks the opposite direction at about the same speed. In tandem, they can be effective. They need to be eicient. Rosenthal also described trying to borrow from Carlos Martinez and find a way to have greater “pitchability” with his

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fastball, even if it means dialing back. That, Matheny cautioned, may not be his game. “Two diferent animals,” Matheny said. “Carlos – when he would back off, (he) would put more movement on, and that’s not something Trevor does. Trevor is pretty straight. He’s going to four-seam, but he has late life that rides high in the zone, which is unique to what he does.” That is the constant around which the Cardinals want to mold Rosenthal’s place. He threw a total of 38 pitches (20 strikes) on Thursday, and if the innings are available he could jump to 50 pitches in his next outing. Matheny said it is better to have Rosenthal “overprepared” for innings and then have him inch back. Michael Wacha’s impressive spring has given a hold on the fifth-starter’s job, though the team still wants to have a spot starter available if Wacha or another starter needs an understudy for a start. That was one of the roles Matheny mentioned as he outlined the many ways Rosenthal could be used. He said it’s possible that Rosenthal could fill in at long relief, that he could “give us the flexibility to give a few guys the night of if we had a large margin (of score) one way or the other.” He could also seize the hybrid high-leverage job that asks him to pitch multiple innings, even middle innings, when a game is in doubt. Matheny acknowledged such a responsibility would also mean figuring out how often that reliever could be used and how to structure recovery time. Rosenthal could be back at setup. “I don’t think we should limit how it could look in application,” Matheny said. In other words, there’s really one way to define what Rosenthal could be. His role is what he makes of it. What is true for the former closer is thus true for the bullpen at large. “At the beginning of the season, I feel like things are still taking shape,” Rosenthal said. “So you can’t ask for too much certainty right away.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com


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The Blues’ Ivan Barbashev skates during the irst period of Wednesday’s game against the Ducks in Anaheim, Calif. Barbashev scored a goal in the Blues’ 2-1 loss.

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looked like they didn’t want to be an option to come out of the lineup and their play exemplified that.” They almost got a tying goal, with Paajarvi just missing on a tip near the goal and Yeo sent the line out three times in the final eight minutes. “We were kind of buzzing out there,” Barbashev said. “We just said, hey, crash the net, let’s go,” Paajarvi said. “We were on our toes and got a couple chances.” Paajarvi is playing as well as he ever has with the Blues and took a three-game point streak into the San Jose game. Since being recalled from Chicago, he has four goals and three assists. “I thought he had a good camp for us,” Yeo said, “but he probably didn’t do enough to guarantee himself a spot. … It’s been

very easy to see when he’s come into the lineup that he’s ready to make a diference. His speed, from what I’ve been hearing, his competitiveness, the way he’s getting on pucks, he’s showing more of an aggressive, assertive mindset there, and so I’ve got a lot of confidence in him as a player. You can see we’re using him as a penalty killer, there’s been games I’ve used him as a checking player against the top line of the opposing team. He’s been a real pleasant surprise. Losing Robby (Fabbri), that was a situation that could have been diicult for us. We needed someone to step up for us, and he has.”

OC UPSHALL Scottie Upshall, the left wing on the Blues’ fourth line, was born and grew up in Fort McMurray, Alberta, north of Edmonton, but the veteran forward lives in the ofseason in Southern California.

Though his well-traveled career has never taken him to one of the NHL’s two Los Angelesarea teams, he has gravitated to Southern California. Upshall is in the process of buying a home in Newport Beach, and took advantage of the Blues’ swing through Southern California to advance the sale. “I’ve never purchased a house down here yet,” Upshall said before the Anaheim game. “I have one in Canada, but this has been my home for six or seven years.” Upshall is home enough in Southern California that he had about 40 friends on hand when the Blues played Anaheim in January, a game in which he was a healthy scratch. (“Not being able to play sucked,” he said.) In fact, because he was a healthy scratch last season as well, the game Wednesday was his first close to “home” since he became a Blue, which may explain why he had a

season-high five hits in the game. Not that Southern California needs much selling, especially to a guy who grew up in pretty far north in Canada, but a friend who played for the Ducks showed Upshall the benefits of living where it’s warm year round. “I’d come to visit him,” Upshall said, “and just started realizing, the West Coast, it’s still easy to get up to Canada. It’s just a great part of the world. I like the weather. I love my trainers, my set up here. Everything kind of worked out. “We work so hard for seven, eight months. You’ve got to be able to find somewhere that makes you comfortable so you can enjoy offseasons and training.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

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ORLANDO, FLA. • Sam Saunders stepped onto the first tee at Bay Hill and flashed a quick thumbs-up to the crowd, the trademark gesture of his grandfather. For the next four hours, memories of Arnold Palmer were all around him Thursday. Nothing hit him harder, though, than his walk to the 16th tee. Parked next to the tee was Palmer’s cart — that’s where his grandfather loved to watch the action at the Arnold Palmer Invitational — and Saunders grew emotional. “I started thinking about all the years that I’ve played in the tournament, and I just started thinking about him driving around in the cart and watching me,” Saunders said. “And just to see it sitting there empty ... yeah, that’s hard. I think we all feel that. I had my emotional moment, looked at it, and then got my head where it needed to be to play the next hole.” And then he finished like Palmer, taking on tough shots. They just didn’t work out the way he wanted, though that sometimes was the case for the King, too. The first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the beloved tournament host began with

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Emiliano Grillo watches his tee shot on the par-3 14th hole on the way to a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead after the irst round.

Emiliano Grillo of Argentina and Matt Fitzpatrick of England opening at 5-under 67 to share the lead on a Bay Hill course that looked better than ever. Saunders hit 5-iron from a fairway bunker on the par-5 16th and came up short into the water, leading to bogey. His 4-iron landed an inch from the hole and

nicked the pin on the par-3 17th. And he went after the flag with a 6-iron on the 18th and again found water for a double bogey, leaving him at 74. Even so, it was a big day. The week is a celebration of Palmer, who died Sept. 25, for the tournament he brought to Bay Hill in 1979 and played un-

til 2004, when he hit driver off the deck on the 18th hole with 16-year-old Saunders on the bag. Saunders not only received a sponsor exemption, he was placed in the star pairing for the afternoon with Rory McIlroy and Brandt Snedeker. McIlroy twice made bogeys from the bunker and three-putted from 18 feet on the fringe in his round of 74. Palmer’s 29-year-old grandson was at Bay Hill to play, though he realized this was not a normal round. Asked how much he thought of Palmer, he said, “All day.” “How can you not? He’s everywhere,” Saunders said. “I see him, I feel him, you hear about him. There were so many well wishes out there toward me today, and his presence is overwhelming. It always will be.” Multicolored umbrellas — the famous Palmer logo — were everywhere at Bay Hill. They were on shirt collars and caps, golf bags and even the covers of fairway metals. Parkas might have been more appropriate, especially with the round beginning in 39 degrees, the coldest start of a PGA Tour event this year — in Florida, no less. Grillo made the most of it. After two soft bogeys — a three-putt from 25 feet on No. 3 and missing the green from 120 yards in the fairway on the par-5 fourth — the 24-year-old Argentine came to life with seven birdies. That included a 50-foot birdie putt on No. 9 and a 40foot birdie putt on No. 17. “If I had my hands out of my

pockets for a minute or two, I would be freezing,” Grillo said. “But I was able to keep it in the fairway mostly all day and I was able to make a few good putts on 9 and 17, and that kept me going.” Grillo played Bay Hill last year. It was the first time he saw the King in person, riding in his cart. “And this year, it’s like I was expecting again to see him arrive at the driving range with his golf cart,” Grillo said. “They did some spectacular job this year honoring him. Everybody’s wearing umbrella — I have the umbrella on my sweater today — and everybody is carrying the name of Arnold Palmer with great honor.” Fitzpatrick played in warmer and slightly easier conditions in the afternoon, running off four birdies in a six-hole stretch around the turn. They were one shot clear of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Paul Casey and Charley Hofman. Glover entered the tournament on Oct. 3, a day before Palmer’s public funeral service in Latrobe, Pa. Defending champion Jason Day was among those at 2 under. Lewis shares lead in Phoenix • Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the LPGA Tour’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix. Playing in low-90s heat in near-perfect conditions at Wildfire, Lewis was tied for the lead with Ariya Jutanugarn, In Gee Chun, Katie Burnett and Sandra Changkija.


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Ivan Barbashev scored midway through the third period on Wednesday night against Anaheim, Blues coach Mike Yeo didn’t hesitate. He rested the line for one shift, then brought Barbashev, Magnus Paajarvi and Nail Yakupov back on the ice. “They were bringing momentum for us,” Yeo said Thursday. “We’re not discriminating here. If someone’s bringing us good play, they’ll get rewarded for it.” Yeo made one change in his lineup on Thursday against the Sharks, inserting Zach Sanford in for Yakupov (Zach for Yak in hockeyspeak), but the combination of Barbashev and Paajarvi has been an effective one for the Blues, one that Yeo hasn’t been afraid to use in key situations. “As the third period rolled along, those guys looked like they were when they first came up,” Yeo said. “They recognized an opportunity for themselves and obviously they’re part of what’s going on here, but they’re still young guys trying to prove themselves and are fighting for their jobs. I thought their play in the third period, they looked like they didn’t want to be an option to come out of the lineup and their play exemplified that.” They almost got a tying goal, with Paajarvi just missing on a tip near the goal and Yeo sent the line out three times in the final eight minutes. “We were kind of buzzing out there,” Barbashev said. “We just said, hey, crash the net, let’s go,” Paajarvi said. “We were on our toes and got a couple chances.” Paajarvi is playing as well as he ever has with the Blues and took a three-game point streak into the San Jose game. Since being recalled from Chicago, he has four goals and three assists. “I thought he had a good camp for us,” Yeo said, “but he probably didn’t do enough to guarantee himself a spot. … It’s been very easy to see when he’s come into the lineup that he’s ready to make a difference. His speed, from what I’ve been hearing, his competitiveness, the way he’s getting on pucks, he’s showing more of an aggressive, assertive mindset there, and so I’ve got a lot of confidence in him as a player. You can see we’re using him as a penalty killer, there’s been games I’ve used him as a checking player against the top line of the opposing team. He’s been a real pleasant surprise. Losing Robby (Fabbri), that was a situation that could have been diicult for us. We needed someone to step up

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First period B: Upshall 16:40. S: Vlasic 5 (Demelo, Couture), 17:45. Penalties: None. Second period B: Sanford 3 (Barbashev, Bouwmeester), 5:49. Penalties: Edmundson, STL, (interference), 9:34; Haley, SJ, Major (fighting), 15:30; Reaves, STL, Major (fighting), 15:30; Sanford, STL, (hooking), 18:49. Third period B: Tarasenko 33 (Pietrangelo, Steen), 8:34 (pp). B: Tarasenko 34 (Parayko, Schwartz), 18:10. Penalties: Demelo, SJ, (tripping), 8:22. Shots on goal Blues 11 9 16 36 San Jose 6 5 9 20 Power-plays Blues 1 of 1; San Jose 0 of 2. Goaltenders Blues, Hutton 11-8-2 (20 shots-19 saves). San Jose, Dell 10-4-1 (35-32). A: 17,402. Referees: Dean Morton, Dan O’Halloran. Linesmen: Derek Amell, Michel Cormier.

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for us, and he has.”

OC UPSHALL Scottie Upshall, the left wing on the Blues’ fourth line, was born and grew up in Fort McMurray, Alberta, north of Edmonton, but the veteran forward lives in the ofseason in Southern California. Though his well-traveled career has never taken him to one of the NHL’s two Los Angeles-area teams, he has gravitated to Southern California. Upshall is in the process of buying a home in Newport Beach, and took advantage of the Blues’ swing through Southern California to advance the sale. “I’ve never purchased a house down here yet,” Upshall said before the Anaheim game. “I have one in Canada, but this has been my home for six or seven years.” Upshall is home enough in Southern California that he had about 40 friends on hand when the Blues played Anaheim in January, a game in which he was a healthy scratch. (“Not being able to play sucked,” he said.) In fact, because he was a healthy scratch last season as well, the game Wednesday was his first close to “home” since he became a Blue, which may explain why he had a seasonhigh five hits in the game. Not that Southern California needs much selling, especially to a guy who grew up in pretty far north in Canada, but a friend who played for the Ducks showed Upshall the benefits of living where it’s warm year round. “I’d come to visit him,” Upshall said, “and just started realizing, the West Coast, it’s still easy to get up to Canada. It’s just a great part of the world. I like the weather. I love my trainers, my set up here. Everything kind of worked out. “We work so hard for seven, eight months. You’ve got to be able to find somewhere that makes you comfortable so you can enjoy ofseasons and training.” Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

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Blues goalie Carter Hutton stops a shot as the Sharks’ Logan Couture jumps to avoid the puck during the second period of Thursday night’s game.

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over the Sharks that allowed them to keep pace with Nashville in the Central Division race for third. The Blues swept the three-game season series with the Sharks, the team that beat them in the Western Conference finals last season. Sanford got his first goal as a member of the Blues to break a 1-1 tie in the second and the Blues gave themselves some breathing room with a power-play goal by Vladimir Tarasenko in the third period. It was the 33rd goal for Tarasenko, who added his 34th on an emptynetter for six in his past six games to give himself a shot at 40 for the second year in a row. Hutton was a logical candidate for the game, since he posted a shutout against them on Jan. 14 in this building and has a career record of 3-0-1 with an 0.96 goalsagainst average and a .971 save percentage. It was also a road game, and he had shutouts in three of his previous five games away from Scottrade Center. Hutton didn’t have a whole lot to do, facing just 11 shots in the first two periods. The Blues started the day with a chance to move into a tie for third with Nashville, but the Predators beat the Capitals in overtime to assure they would stay ahead. The Capitals have been no help to the Blues. They’ve gone 4-4-1 since acquiring Kevin Shattenkirk and have lost games to the Kings and Predators, the two teams whose fates are most intertwined with the Blues. The Blues, meanwhile, are now 6-3 since trading away their top ofensive defenseman. The Blues had a good chance when Tarasenko stole the puck and came in on a breakaway in the first period, but the puck was rolling on him and he lost control of it when

he tried to stick handle it in front of the net. A minute later, the Blues fared better, as Scottie Upshall gave the Blues a 1-0 lead with his eighth goal of the season. He picked off a pass up ice by Brent Burns, and quickly countered. He skated in and shot from the top of the circle to Aaron Dell’s left and beat him between his legs. It was the eighth goal of the season for Upshall, two more than he had last season, and his third that went in the books as unassisted. (Upshall got a goal in the season opener at Chicago that he never touched; the Blackhawks put it in their own net and he got credit.) The lead lasted 65 seconds. The Blues couldn’t clear the puck from their end and Mar-Edouard Vlasic took a shot from the blue line that deflected of the skate of Carl Gunnarsson and found a puck-sized gap between the pads and glove of Hutton, trickling through for a goal. It was the first goal the Sharks had scored against the Blues in the regular season at SAP Center since January of 2015, a shutout streak of 179 minutes, 25 seconds. Sanford put the Blues ahead 5:49 into the second period. Ivan Barbashev kept the puck in the San Jose end and, on a line change, Jay Bouwmeester skated into the attack. His shot was wide and went of the end boards and came to Sanford at the rear post, and from a few feet out he ripped a shot past Dell. It was the third goal of the season for Sanford but his first with the Blues since being acquired in the Shattenkirk trade. It was only his second game; the Blues used him on March 3, right after the trade, and he was a healthy scratch in the six games after that. After not getting much from Nail Yakupov on Wednesday night in Anaheim, Yeo kept Barbashev and Magnus Paajarvi in place but inserted Sanford.

“We’re still getting to know him,” Yeo said before the game. “At the time (the Blues got him), we were in the middle of a fivegame losing streak coming out of the break there and those are tough circumstances for a young kid. We made a conscious group efort to go with guys that we knew had the experience of playing playof hockey and meaningful games. Obviously we’ve got a couple injuries and things have settled a bit; we’re anxious to see what he can do.” The Blues had to kill two penalties in the second period after taking the lead. The first penalty was on Joel Edmundson after he got laid out by Chris Tierney behind the Blues’ net. Edmundson got up, skated into the crease and bumped into Micheal Healy, earning an interference penalty. It was the second game in a row that Edmundson had gotten clobbered by an opponent, got up and taken a penalty. The Blues killed that penalty and then with 1:11 to go in the period, Sanford picked up his first penalty as a Blue, getting called for hooking. The Blues killed off the first part of the penalty in the second period and then took care of the leftovers in the third period. The Blues got their first power play of the night with 11:38 to go in the third period when Bylan DeMelo tripped Alexander Steen, and 12 seconds into the power play, the Blues scored. Steen took a shot that Dell got his glove on before it hit the crossbar. The puck came in front and Tarasenko got to the puck before Justin Braun, putting the puck in of of him. Tarasenko then added an emptynet goal with 1:50 remaining to seal the victory. Tom Timmermann • 314-340-8190 @tomtimm on Twitter ttimmermann@post-dispatch.com

Grillo, Fitzpatrick lead as Palmer is remembered Emotional day for great’s grandson in Bay Hill tournament ASSOCIATED PRESS

ORLANDO, FLA. • Sam Saunders stepped onto the first tee at Bay Hill and flashed a quick thumbs-up to the crowd, the trademark gesture of his grandfather. For the next four hours, memories of Arnold Palmer were all around him Thursday. Nothing hit him harder, though, than his walk to the 16th tee. Parked next to the tee was Palmer’s cart — that’s where his grandfather loved to watch the action at the Arnold Palmer Invitational — and Saunders grew emotional. “I started thinking about all the years that I’ve played in the tournament, and I just started thinking about him driving around in the cart and watching me,” Saunders said. “And just to see it sitting there empty ... yeah, that’s hard. I think we all feel that. I had my emotional moment, looked at it, and then got my head where it needed to be to play the next hole.” And then he finished like Palmer, taking on tough shots. They just didn’t work out the way he wanted, though that

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Emiliano Grillo watches his tee shot on the par-3 14th hole on the way to a 5-under 67 and a share of the lead after the irst round.

sometimes was the case for the King, too. The first Arnold Palmer Invitational without the beloved tournament host began with Emiliano Grillo of Argentina and Matt Fitzpatrick of England opening at 5-under 67 to share the lead on a Bay Hill course that looked better than ever. Saunders hit 5-iron from a fairway bunker on the par-5 16th and came up short into the water, leading to bogey. His 4-iron landed an inch from the hole and nicked the pin on the par-3 17th. And he went after the flag with a 6-iron on the 18th and again

found water for a double bogey, leaving him at 74. Even so, it was a big day. The week is a celebration of Palmer, who died Sept. 25, for the tournament he brought to Bay Hill in 1979 and played until 2004, when he hit driver off the deck on the 18th hole with 16-year-old Saunders on the bag. Saunders not only received a sponsor exemption, he was placed in the star pairing for the afternoon with Rory McIlroy and Brandt Snedeker. McIlroy twice made bogeys from the bunker and three-putted from 18 feet on the fringe in his round of 74.

Palmer’s 29-year-old grandson was at Bay Hill to play, though he realized this was not a normal round. Asked how much he thought of Palmer, he said, “All day.” “How can you not? He’s everywhere,” Saunders said. “I see him, I feel him, you hear about him. There were so many well wishes out there toward me today, and his presence is overwhelming. It always will be.” Multicolored umbrellas — the famous Palmer logo — were everywhere at Bay Hill. They were on shirt collars and caps, golf bags and even the covers of fairway metals. Parkas might have been more appropriate, especially with the round beginning in 39 degrees, the coldest start of a PGA Tour event this year — in Florida, no less. Grillo made the most of it. After two soft bogeys — a three-putt from 25 feet on No. 3 and missing the green from 120 yards in the fairway on the par-5 fourth — the 24-year-old Argentine came to life with seven birdies. That included a 50-foot birdie putt on No. 9 and a 40foot birdie putt on No. 17. “If I had my hands out of my pockets for a minute or two, I would be freezing,” Grillo said. “But I was able to keep it in the fairway mostly all day and I was able to make a few good putts on 9 and 17, and that kept me going.”

Grillo played Bay Hill last year. It was the first time he saw the King in person, riding in his cart. “And this year, it’s like I was expecting again to see him arrive at the driving range with his golf cart,” Grillo said. “They did some spectacular job this year honoring him. Everybody’s wearing umbrella — I have the umbrella on my sweater today — and everybody is carrying the name of Arnold Palmer with great honor.” Fitzpatrick played in warmer and slightly easier conditions in the afternoon, running off four birdies in a six-hole stretch around the turn. They were one shot clear of former U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Paul Casey and Charley Hofman. Glover entered the tournament on Oct. 3, a day before Palmer’s public funeral service in Latrobe, Pa. Defending champion Jason Day was among those at 2 under. Lewis shares lead in Phoenix • Stacy Lewis shot an 8-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead Thursday in the LPGA Tour’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix. Playing in low-90s heat in near-perfect conditions at Wildfire, Lewis was tied for the lead with Ariya Jutanugarn, In Gee Chun, Katie Burnett and Sandra Changkija.


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03.17.2017 • Friday • M 1 NHL STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS

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

GP 70 69 70 69 71 69 69 GP 69 70 70 69 69 69 69

W 45 43 35 36 31 27 20 W 42 37 39 36 33 28 26

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 20 5 95 210 174 23-9-4 22-11-1 17-8-1 20 6 92 226 170 23-9-1 20-11-5 15-7-3 24 11 81 207 197 20-8-7 15-16-4 14-10-1 28 5 77 190 192 20-11-4 16-17-1 11-11-2 33 7 69 212 226 16-18-1 15-15-6 16-8-2 32 10 64 190 228 18-12-6 9-20-4 8-14-4 46 3 43 134 223 11-22-2 9-24-1 6-16-0 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 20 7 91 194 159 23-8-4 19-12-3 13-7-3 23 10 84 183 175 23-8-3 14-15-7 12-6-4 27 4 82 193 190 20-15-0 19-12-4 10-9-3 24 9 81 198 182 17-12-4 19-12-5 12-4-3 29 7 73 171 174 19-13-2 14-16-5 9-9-2 32 9 65 159 201 18-12-6 10-20-3 11-9-1 35 8 60 168 219 16-15-4 10-20-4 10-12-5

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

GP 70 69 70 69 70 69 70 68 GP 70 69 69 70 70 70 68 69

W 39 39 38 32 34 30 28 26 W 45 45 43 44 33 32 29 26

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L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 23 8 86 191 176 20-10-4 19-13-4 12-3-5 23 7 85 184 177 19-11-7 20-12-0 11-10-2 26 6 82 201 181 19-14-0 19-12-6 16-7-1 23 14 78 211 206 17-10-6 15-13-8 14-7-3 27 9 77 191 192 19-12-3 15-15-6 13-6-3 28 11 71 176 197 16-16-3 14-12-8 10-9-5 30 12 68 178 207 17-12-6 11-18-6 9-10-4 31 11 63 167 205 13-15-5 13-16-6 6-11-5 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 17 8 98 223 156 28-6-2 17-11-6 15-7-5 18 6 96 221 161 26-9-1 19-9-5 15-6-1 17 9 95 239 194 27-4-3 16-13-6 15-6-1 24 2 90 225 183 19-15-2 25-9-0 13-11-0 26 11 77 208 215 20-10-6 13-16-5 10-9-4 30 8 72 182 210 20-11-4 12-19-4 7-12-2 27 12 70 175 197 20-10-4 9-17-8 8-13-3 31 12 64 159 199 14-13-6 12-18-6 9-9-3

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

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

Predators beat Caps in overtime WIRE SERVICES

Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:05 into overtime and the Nashville Predators bucked their season-long trend of OT struggles by beating the host Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night. Arvidsson’s goal improved the Predators to 4-7 in the 3-on-3 period this season and 7-19 over the past two years. Pekka Rinne made 22 saves but didn’t face a shot in overtime from the Capitals, who lost for just the eighth time in 36 home games. James Neal scored his 21st goal for Nashville, which extended its winning streak to three and its point streak to five. Brett Connolly scored the Capitals’ regulation goal, and Braden Holtby stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced. Washington fell to 7-3 in overtime this season. (AP)

Blackhawks win • Richard Panik’s powerplay goal late in the third period propelled the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over host Ottawa. Panik scored from the lower left circle 16 minutes, 59 seconds into the period of a feed from Patrick Kane, who sent the assist from behind the net. It was Panik’s 18th goal of the season. The Hawks extended their lead in the Central Division to three points over the Wild. Duncan Keith scored the first goal when his slap shot from the point trickled through the pads of Senators goaltender Mike Condon 8 minutes, 4 seconds into the third period. The Senators responded with a powerplay goal from Kyle Turris at 11:23. (Chicago Tribune)

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

W 43 39 27 24 13 W 41 37 33 29 24 W 45 35 33 33 32

L 25 29 42 43 54 L 26 31 35 39 44 L 22 33 34 35 36

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Pct .632 .574 .391 .358 .194 Pct .612 .544 .485 .426 .353 Pct .672 .515 .493 .485 .471

GB — 4 16½ 18½ 29½ GB — 4½ 8½ 12½ 17½ GB — 10½ 12 12½ 13½

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

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

Home 23-9 22-12 16-18 15-19 8-25 Home 26-10 19-16 19-14 18-15 12-22 Home 28-7 24-10 20-16 22-13 19-15

Away 20-16 17-17 11-24 9-24 5-29 Away 15-16 18-15 14-21 11-24 12-22 Away 17-15 11-23 13-18 11-22 13-21

Conf 27-12 23-16 18-26 16-23 5-34 Conf 25-16 25-15 21-21 18-23 16-25 Conf 30-11 20-22 21-22 20-21 21-19

Pct .776 .691 .565 .433 .397 Pct .623 .574 .478 .448 .418 Pct .791 .588 .397 .324 .294

GB — 5½ 14 23 25½ GB — 3½ 10 12 14 GB — 13½ 26½ 31½ 33½

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

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

Home 25-7 25-9 20-14 20-15 16-18 Home 23-12 25-9 19-16 17-14 18-18 Home 27-4 21-11 14-21 13-22 12-19

Away 27-8 22-12 19-16 9-23 11-23 Away 20-14 14-20 13-19 13-23 10-21 Away 26-10 19-17 13-20 9-24 8-29

Conf 29-10 28-11 26-16 17-24 13-26 Conf 25-18 24-18 19-22 20-21 16-23 Conf 31-9 23-18 16-23 9-36 10-31

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W x-San Antonio 52 x-Houston 47 Memphis 39 Dallas 29 New Orleans 27 Northwest W Utah 43 Oklahoma City 39 Denver 32 Portland 30 Minnesota 28 Paciic W x-Golden State 53 LA Clippers 40 Sacramento 27 Phoenix 22 LA Lakers 20

L 15 21 30 38 41 L 26 29 35 37 39 L 14 28 41 46 48

Thursday Cleveland 91, Utah 83 Oklahoma City 123, Toronto 102 Brooklyn 121, New York 110 Memphis 103, Atlanta 91 LA Clippers at Denver, late Orlando at Golden State, late Wednesday Dallas 112, Washington 107 Indiana 98, Charlotte 77 Boston 117, Minnesota 104 Miami 120, New Orleans 112 Utah 97, Detroit 83 Houston 139, LA Lakers 100 Memphis 98, Chicago 91 Portland 110, San Antonio 106 Sacramento 107, Phoenix 101 Milwaukee 97, LA Clippers 96 Friday Chicago at Washington, 6 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Boston at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Miami, 7 p.m. Orlando at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Cleveland at LA Clippers, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m. Houston at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Cavaliers top Jazz as Love returns

NHL SUMMARIES Predators 2, Capitals 1, OT

Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0

Leaders

Nashville 0 1 0 1 — 2 Washington 1 0 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Washington, Connolly 15 (Vrana), 11:41. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Nashville, Neal 21 (Fiala), 18:56. Penalties: Mcleod, NSH, (interference), 11:26; Wilson, WSH, (tripping), 14:16; Johansen, NSH, (interference), 19:39; Carlson, WSH, (roughing), 19:39. Third period: None. Penalties: Wilson, WSH, Major (fighting), 7:29; Watson, NSH, Major (fighting), 7:29. Overtime: 3, Nashville, Arvidsson 25 (Johansen, Josi), 1:05. Penalties: None. Shots: Nashville 4-13-5-2: 24. Washington 9-5-9: 23. Power-plays: Nashville 0 of 1; Washington 0 of 1. Goalies: Nashville, Rinne 27-16-8 (23 shots-22 saves). Washington, Holtby 35-11-6 (24-22). A: 18,506. Referees: Garrett Rank, Kyle Rehman. Linesmen: David Brisebois, Darren Gibbs.

Toronto 1 4 0 — 5 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 — 0 First period: 1, Toronto, Polak 4 (Bozak), 9:19. Penalties: Palat, TB, (tripping), 6:09. Second period: 2, Toronto, Rielly 5 (Kadri, Marchenko), 2:24. 3, Toronto, Martin 5 (Soshnikov, Hunwick), 2:39. 4, Toronto, C.Brown 16 (Nylander, Komarov), 6:14 (pp). 5, Toronto, Van riemsdyk 22 (Marner, Rielly), 15:41. Penalties: Witkowski, TB, (elbowing), 5:02; Boyle, TOR, (tripping), 7:41; Zaitsev, TOR, (interference), 17:47; Hunwick, TOR, (high sticking), 18:37. Third period: None. Penalties: Komarov, TOR, (interference), 3:00; Kadri, TOR, (roughing), 5:49; Kadri, TOR, served by Marner, (cross checking), 5:49; Gourde, TB, (roughing), 5:49; Van riemsdyk, TOR, (cross checking), 18:39; Witkowski, TB, (cross checking), 18:39; Hedman, TB, (holding), 19:13. Shots: Toronto 5-14-2: 21. Tampa Bay 7-14-12: 33. Power-plays: Toronto 1 of 3; Tampa Bay 0 of 5. Goalies: Toronto, Andersen 28-15-13 (33 shots-33 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 17-14-6 (15-11), Budaj 28-21-3 (6-5). A: 19,092.

Goal Scoring Brad Marchand Boston Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Patrik Laine Winnipeg Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Max Pacioretty Montreal Cam Atkinson Columbus Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Jeff Carter Los Angeles Patrick Kane Chicago Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Auston Matthews Toronto David Pastrnak Boston Rickard Rakell Anaheim Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia Filip Forsberg Nashville Nazem Kadri Toronto Alex Ovechkin Washington Joe Pavelski San Jose Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Michael Grabner NY Rangers Assists Connor McDavid Edmonton Nicklas Backstrom Washington Erik Karlsson Ottawa Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Patrick Kane Chicago Tyler Seguin Dallas Brent Burns San Jose Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ryan Johansen Nashville Duncan Keith Chicago Alexander Wennberg Columbus Mikael Granlund Minnesota Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Joe Thornton San Jose Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Phil Kessel Pittsburgh Brad Marchand Boston Jamie Benn Dallas Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Artemi Panarin Chicago Power Play Goals Brayden Schenn Philadelphia Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Mike Hoffman Ottawa Alex Ovechkin Washington Jamie Benn Dallas Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Patrick Eaves Dallas Nick Foligno Columbus Nazem Kadri Toronto Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Shea Weber Montreal Cam Atkinson Columbus Jeff Carter Los Angeles Logan Couture San Jose Leon Draisaitl Edmonton Matt Moulson Buffalo Patric Hornqvist Pittsburgh Sam Reinhart Buffalo Tyler Seguin Dallas Short Handed Goals Viktor Arvidsson Nashville Zach Hyman Toronto Zack Smith Ottawa Matt Calvert Columbus Andrew Cogliano Anaheim Filip Forsberg Nashville Brad Marchand Boston J.T. Miller NY Rangers Colton Sceviour Florida Game Winning Goals Jeff Carter Los Angeles Rickard Rakell Anaheim Filip Forsberg Nashville Brad Marchand Boston Max Pacioretty Montreal Alex Ovechkin Washington Joe Pavelski San Jose Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Cam Atkinson Columbus Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Auston Matthews Toronto David Pastrnak Boston Nazem Kadri Toronto Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Patrik Laine Winnipeg Patrick Kane Chicago Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Michael Grabner NY Rangers Plus/Minus Jason Zucker Minnesota Brooks Orpik Washington Ryan Suter Minnesota Mikko Koivu Minnesota Jared Spurgeon Minnesota Michael Grabner NY Rangers Mikael Granlund Minnesota Dmitry Orlov Washington Justin Schultz Pittsburgh Brent Burns San Jose Jake Gardiner Toronto David Savard Columbus Dennis Seidenberg NY Islanders Ian Cole Pittsburgh T.J. Oshie Washington Brandon Saad Columbus Karl Alzner Washington Mathew Dumba Minnesota Matt Niskanen Washington Conor Sheary Pittsburgh

Jets 4, Islanders 2 Winnipeg 2 2 0 — 4 NY Islanders 1 0 1 — 2 First period: 1, NY Islanders, Pelech 2 (Tavares, Leddy), 0:38. 2, Winnipeg, Little 19 (Ehlers, Chiarot), 9:22. 3, Winnipeg, Little 20 (Ehlers, Petan), 18:35 (pp). Penalties: Chiarot, WPG, (slashing), 2:34; Lowry, WPG, (hooking), 11:19; Hickey, NYI, (hooking), 17:18. Second period: 4, Winnipeg, Perreault 8 (Wheeler, Scheifele), 3:24. 5, Winnipeg, Lowry 12 (Stuart, Armia), 11:31. Penalties: Seidenberg, NYI, (holding stick), 8:47; Laine, WPG, (high sticking), 17:17. Third period: 6, NY Islanders, Lee 26, 1:02. Penalties: Lee, NYI, (slashing), 3:32; Thorburn, WPG, (interference), 6:41; Ho-sang, NYI, (interference), 16:56; NY Islanders bench, served by Quine (too many men on the ice), 19:45. Shots: Winnipeg 7-13-8: 28. NY Islanders 11-8-10: 29. Power-plays: Winnipeg 1 of 5; NY Islanders 0 of 4. Goalies: Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 23-18-4 (29 shots-27 saves). NY Islanders, Greiss 24-16-4 (28-24). A: 13,700. Referees: TJ Luxmore, Brian Pochmara. Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Pierre Racicot.

Hurricanes 3, Wild 1 Minnesota 1 0 0 — 1 Carolina 1 0 2 — 3 First period: 1, Carolina, Ryan 11 (Hanifin, Stempniak), 4:37 (pp). 2, Minnesota, Granlund 24 (Koivu), 12:35 (sh). Penalties: White, MIN, (tripping), 4:04; Prosser, MIN, (slashing), 12:02. Second period: None. Penalties: Wallmark, CAR, (holding), 8:45; Dumba, MIN, (high sticking), 12:33; Prosser, MIN, (slashing), 17:57. Third period: 3, Carolina, Rask 16 (Lindholm, Aho), 16:36. 4, Carolina, Teravainen 14 (Skinner), 18:34. Penalties: None. Shots: Minnesota 9-6-16: 31. Carolina 10-8-6: 24. Power-plays: Minnesota 0 of 1; Carolina 1 of 4. Goalies: Minnesota, Dubnyk 36-16-3 (23 shots-21 saves). Carolina, Lack 4-5-2 (31-30). A: 10,894. Referees: Marc Joannette, Frederick L’Ecuyer. Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Tim Nowak.

Blackhawks 2, Senators 1 Chicago 0 0 2 — 2 Ottawa 0 0 1 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Smith, OTT, (delay of game), 9:08; Hartman, CHI, (hooking), 11:01. Second period: None. Penalties: Wingels, OTT, (roughing), 4:10; Toews, CHI, (roughing), 4:10; Wideman, OTT, (hooking), 8:06; Kruger, CHI, (interference), 13:04; Hossa, CHI, (holding), 15:12. Third period: 1, Chicago, Keith 6 (Panarin), 8:04. 2, Ottawa, Turris 23 (Karlsson, Hoffman), 11:23 (pp). 3, Chicago, Panik 18 (Kane, Toews), 16:59 (pp). Penalties: Seabrook, CHI, (tripping), 11:11; Brassard, OTT, (slashing), 14:15; Methot, OTT, (slashing), 15:52. Shots: Chicago 13-9-6: 28. Ottawa 13-8-13: 34. Power-plays: Chicago 1 of 4; Ottawa 1 of 4. Goalies: Chicago, Darling 17-5-2 (34 shots-33 saves). Ottawa, Condon 18-12-6 (28-26). A: 18,638. Referees: Francis Charron, Chris Rooney. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Brian Murphy.

Blue Jackets 2, Panthers 1 Florida 1 0 0 — 1 Columbus 0 2 0 — 2 First period: 1, Florida, Marchessault 23 (Vanek, Petrovic), 18:15. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Columbus, Werenski 11 (Anderson, Calvert), 15:51. 3, Columbus, Anderson 15 (Johnson, Karlsson), 19:21. Penalties: Anderson, CBJ, (high sticking), 2:04; Dubinsky, CBJ, (slashing), 6:32; Demers, FLA, (tripping), 8:39; Matheson, FLA, (holding), 16:49. Third period: None. Penalties: Florida bench, served by Marchessault (too many men on the ice), 4:41. Shots: Florida 10-12-12: 34. Columbus 12-13-9: 34. Power-plays: Florida 0 of 2; Columbus 0 of 3. Goalies: Florida, Reimer 13-13-5 (34 shots-32 saves). Columbus, Bobrovsky 38-13-4 (34-33). A: 14,921.

Devils 6, Flyers 2 Philadelphia 1 1 0 — 2 New Jersey 1 2 3 — 6 First period: 1, Philadelphia, Del zotto 5 (Giroux, Voracek), 17:00. 2, New Jersey, Palmieri 23 (Zajac), 18:11. Penalties: Hall, NJ, (hooking), 5:17; Gudas, PHI, (cross checking), 14:16. Second period: 3, New Jersey, Henrique 17 (Bennett, Prout), 5:50. 4, New Jersey, Blandisi 2 (Zacha, Severson), 9:40 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, Schenn 21 (Gudas, Del zotto), 11:13. Penalties: Konecny, PHI, (tripping), 1:10; Macdonald, PHI, (hooking), 8:43; Prout, NJ, (hooking), 13:47; Voracek, PHI, (holding), 15:18; Merrill, NJ, (interference), 15:39. Third period: 6, New Jersey, Hall 16 (Zajac), 1:33. 7, New Jersey, Henrique 18 (Palmieri, Moore), 4:08. 8, New Jersey, Hall 17, 15:21. Penalties: Noesen, NJ, (roughing), 20:00; Noesen, NJ, Misconduct (misconduct), 20:00. Shots: Philadelphia 6-9-4: 19. New Jersey 10-12-7: 29. Power-plays: Philadelphia 0 of 3; New Jersey 1 of 3. Goalies: Philadelphia, Neuvirth 10-10-1 (5 shots-4 saves), Mason 20-20-7 (23-19). New Jersey, Kinkaid 7-9-2 (19-17). A: 13,718.

NHL calendar April 9 — End of regular season. April 12 — Playoffs begin. May 28-June 3 — Draft combine, Buffalo, NY June 14 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals June 23-24 — NHL draft, Chicago July 1 — Free agency begins.

Through Wednesday’s games GP G 70 36 63 35 62 33 62 33 70 33 68 32 68 32 69 31 69 31 62 31 68 31 63 30 58 29 69 29 69 28 68 28 69 28 69 28 67 28 64 27 GP A 69 52 69 50 68 49 66 45 69 45 69 44 69 43 62 43 69 42 69 42 68 42 68 41 67 41 69 41 68 41 69 40 70 40 65 39 63 39 69 39 GP PP 66 15 69 15 62 14 61 12 69 12 65 11 63 11 66 11 65 11 68 11 62 11 70 11 68 10 69 10 67 10 69 10 70 10 58 9 68 9 69 9 GP SH 67 4 68 4 66 4 52 3 69 3 69 3 70 3 70 3 66 3 GP GWG 69 9 58 9 69 8 70 7 70 7 69 7 69 7 62 6 68 6 68 6 68 6 63 6 68 6 63 5 62 5 69 5 62 5 69 4 67 3 64 3 GP +/68 34 66 32 68 32 67 31 64 30 64 29 68 28 69 28 66 28 69 25 68 25 60 25 62 25 69 24 56 24 68 22 69 21 62 21 66 20 49 20

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Cleveland’s Kevin Love drives past Utah’s Joe Johnson in the irst half Thursday night. Love scored 10 points in 19 minutes in his irst game back from knee surgery.

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LeBron James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the host Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz 91-83 on Thursday night. Kevin Love played for the first time since having surgery on his left knee last month, and scored 10 points in 19 minutes. But Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert left the game with injuries. James was 13 of 20 from the field and had 10 rebounds with six assists. Irving, who scored 21 points, didn’t play in the fourth quarter because of tightness in his left knee. Shumpert sprained his left shoulder in the third quarter. Rudy Gobert led Utah with 20 points and 18 rebounds.

Wade out for season • Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade will miss the rest of the season with a fractured right elbow. The Bulls said an MRI revealed the fracture. Wade was injured in the fourth quarter of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Wade averaged 18.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in his first season with his hometown Bulls. Other news • The Suns are benching Eric Bledsoe, arguably their best player, for the final 15 games of the season to give younger players playing time. ... Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot. ... The Pelicans signed reserve guard Jordan Crawford to an extension through the rest of this season.

NBA SUMMARIES Thunder 123, Raptors 102

Nets 121, Knicks 110

Leaders

Oklahoma City: Gibson 4-8 2-3 10, Adams 5-8 0-0 10, Westbrook 8-17 4-4 24, Oladipo 9-15 2-3 23, Roberson 6-8 0-0 13, McDermott 2-5 0-0 6, Grant 2-2 0-0 5, Sabonis 3-7 1-2 8, Kanter 5-9 4-5 14, Christon 0-1 0-0 0, Cole 0-1 0-0 0, Abrines 3-7 2-2 10. Totals 47-88 15-19 123. Toronto: Carroll 1-3 0-0 2, Ibaka 5-11 0-0 10, Valanciunas 3-7 1-1 7, Joseph 5-8 0-2 11, DeRozan 8-14 6-7 22, Tucker 2-6 1-2 6, Siakam 3-3 0-0 7, Patterson 0-4 3-4 3, Poeltl 2-3 2-2 6, Nogueira 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 2-6 6-7 10, VanVleet 2-4 0-0 5, Powell 4-12 4-5 13. Totals 37-81 23-30 102. Oklahoma City 29 29 39 26 — 123 Toronto 24 24 22 32 — 102 3-point goals: Oklahoma City 14-25 (Westbrook 4-8, Oladipo 3-3, McDermott 2-4, Abrines 2-6, Grant 1-1, Sabonis 1-1, Roberson 1-2), Toronto 5-20 (Siakam 1-1, Joseph 1-1, VanVleet 1-1, Powell 1-3, Tucker 1-3, Wright 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Carroll 0-2, Patterson 0-3, Ibaka 0-4). Fouled out: Sabonis. Rebounds: Oklahoma City 47 (Westbrook 10), Toronto 32 (Valanciunas 5). Assists: Oklahoma City 33 (Westbrook 16), Toronto 15 (Joseph 6). Total fouls: Oklahoma City 22, Toronto 20. A: 19,800 (19,800).

Brooklyn: Lopez 9-17 5-5 24, Lin 5-16 3-3 15, Hollis-Jefferson 7-11 6-6 20, LeVert 5-9 2-2 13, Foye 3-9 2-3 10, Acy 3-6 2-3 9, Hamilton 2-4 2-2 7, Whitehead 4-6 0-0 8, Dinwiddie 1-2 3-6 6, McDaniels 2-5 4-5 9. Totals 41-85 29-35 121. New York: Anthony 6-18 5-5 17, Thomas 5-5 4-4 15, Hernangomez 2-7 0-0 4, Rose 7-17 8-9 22, Lee 5-9 3-3 13, O’Quinn 10-15 3-3 23, Baker 2-10 2-2 6, Randle 0-0 0-0 0, Holiday 4-7 0-0 10. Totals 41-88 25-26 110. Brooklyn 28 26 38 29 — 121 New York 33 28 26 23 — 110 3-point goals: Brooklyn 10-32 (Foye 2-4, Lin 2-9, Dinwiddie 1-1, McDaniels 1-2, Acy 1-2, LeVert 1-3, Hamilton 1-3, Lopez 1-5, Hollis-Jefferson 0-1, Whitehead 0-2), New York 3-18 (Holiday 2-4, Thomas 1-1, O’Quinn 0-2, Lee 0-2, Baker 0-3, Anthony 0-6). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 50 (Hollis-Jefferson 10), New York 34 (Thomas 10). Assists: Brooklyn 19 (Lin 8), New York 20 (Anthony 5). Total fouls: Brooklyn 23, New York 26. Technicals: New York defensive three second, New York team. A: 19,812 (19,812).

Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Westbrook, OKC 67 683 614 2133 31.8 Thomas, BOS 64 579 501 1866 29.2 Harden, HOU 68 561 626 1965 28.9 Davis, NOR 64 645 458 1783 27.9 DeRozan, TOR 60 582 439 1629 27.2 Cousins, NOR 65 577 472 1735 26.7 Lillard, POR 62 540 399 1641 26.5 Leonard, SAN 60 528 407 1584 26.4 James, CLE 61 591 291 1582 25.9 Durant, GOL 59 528 326 1494 25.3 Irving, CLE 59 550 242 1486 25.2 Curry, GOL 65 546 276 1622 25.0 Towns, MIN 67 639 275 1631 24.3 McCollum, POR 67 585 230 1562 23.3 Butler, CHI 62 443 481 1439 23.2 Beal, WAS 63 521 231 1461 23.2 Wall, WAS 65 543 347 1506 23.2 Antetokounmpo, MIL 66 545 387 1520 23.0 Anthony, NYK 66 550 276 1517 23.0 Walker, CHA 67 542 256 1534 22.9 FG Percentage FG FGA PCT Jordan, LAC 337 480 .702 Gobert, UTA 310 475 .653 Capela, HOU 290 450 .644 Howard, ATL 310 486 .638 Jokic, DEN 377 642 .587 Gortat, WAS 333 577 .577 Adams, OKC 317 550 .576 Kanter, OKC 322 578 .557 Whiteside, MIA 438 787 .557 Valanciunas, TOR 321 586 .548 Rebounds G OFF DEF TOT AVG Whiteside, MIA 63 232 666 898 14.3 Drummond, DET 67 282 638 920 13.7 Jordan, LAC 68 240 681 921 13.5 Howard, ATL 61 250 537 787 12.9 Gobert, UTA 67 253 595 848 12.7 Towns, MIN 67 244 580 824 12.3 Davis, NOR 64 145 608 753 11.8 Gortat, WAS 67 204 535 739 11.0 Cousins, NOR 65 136 565 701 10.8 Westbrook, OKC 67 117 590 707 10.6 Assists G AST AVG Harden, HOU 68 765 11.2 Wall, WAS 65 698 10.7 Westbrook, OKC 67 688 10.3 James, CLE 61 543 8.9 Rubio, MIN 61 543 8.9 Teague, IND 68 538 7.9 Holiday, NOR 53 385 7.3 Green, GOL 63 451 7.2 Lowry, TOR 56 386 6.9 Rondo, CHI 58 371 6.4

Cavaliers 91, Jazz 83 Utah: Ingles 5-12 0-0 12, Johnson 5-12 2-2 12, Hayward 4-14 4-4 13, Gobert 10-13 0-1 20, Hill 3-10 2-3 9, Lyles 1-3 0-0 3, Diaw 2-3 0-2 4, Withey 0-1 0-0 0, Exum 1-5 0-0 2, Burks 3-9 2-2 8. Totals 34-82 10-14 83. Cleveland: James 13-20 5-10 33, Love 5-9 0-0 10, Thompson 1-4 0-2 2, Irving 8-19 4-5 21, Shumpert 4-11 0-0 9, Jefferson 0-4 0-0 0, Frye 1-6 0-0 3, Dero.Williams 0-3 1-2 1, Liggins 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 4-10 0-0 12. Totals 36-86 10-19 91. Utah 20 22 25 16 — 83 Cleveland 29 15 23 24 — 91 3-point goals: Utah 5-21 (Ingles 2-5, Lyles 1-1, Hayward 1-4, Hill 1-5, Diaw 0-1, Burks 0-1, Johnson 0-4), Cleveland 9-33 (Smith 4-8, James 2-5, Irving 1-2, Frye 1-5, Shumpert 1-6, Dero.Williams 0-1, Jefferson 0-3, Love 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Utah 48 (Gobert 19), Cleveland 52 (James 10). Assists: Utah 18 (Ingles, Hayward 4), Cleveland 14 (James 6). Total fouls: Utah 16, Cleveland 12. A: 20,562 (20,562).

Grizzlies 103, Hawks 91 Memphis: Green 6-11 0-0 14, Gasol 7-16 2-2 18, Conley 8-20 5-6 22, Carter 1-2 1-2 3, Allen 4-8 1-2 10, Ennis 2-6 2-2 7, Randolph 4-13 0-0 8, Wright 3-4 4-4 10, Harrison 2-4 0-0 5, Douglas 0-1 0-0 0, Daniels 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 39-92 15-18 103. Atlanta: Sefolosha 0-0 2-2 2, Bazemore 4-8 8-10 16, Millsap 3-9 2-4 10, Howard 3-5 4-6 10, Schroder 4-16 1-1 10, Prince 6-10 2-2 16, Ilyasova 2-5 1-2 6, Kelly 1-1 0-0 2, Muscala 0-1 1-2 1, Delaney 0-1 0-0 0, Calderon 0-1 0-0 0, Hardaway Jr. 6-14 4-5 18. Totals 29-71 25-34 91. Memphis 26 29 23 25 — 103 Atlanta 28 24 13 26 — 91 3-point goals: Memphis 10-28 (Green 2-4, Daniels 2-5, Gasol 2-5, Harrison 1-2, Allen 1-2, Ennis 1-3, Conley 1-5, Randolph 0-1, Carter 0-1), Atlanta 8-27 (Millsap 2-3, Prince 2-4, Hardaway Jr. 2-9, Ilyasova 1-1, Schroder 1-6, Calderon 0-1, Muscala 0-1, Bazemore 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Memphis 48 (Green 12), Atlanta 38 (Howard 11). Assists: Memphis 29 (Conley 12), Atlanta 19 (Calderon 4). Total fouls: Memphis 25, Atlanta 17. Technicals: Gasol, Atlanta defensive three second, Atlanta team, Millsap. A: 17,063 (18,118).

Through Wednesday’s games


SPORTS

03.17.2017 • Friday • M 2

NBA STANDINGS

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

GP 70 69 70 70 71 70 69 GP 70 70 70 70 70 70 70

W 45 43 35 37 31 28 20 W 42 37 37 39 34 28 26

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 20 5 95 210 174 23-9-4 22-11-1 17-8-1 20 6 92 226 170 23-9-1 20-11-5 15-7-3 24 11 81 207 197 20-8-7 15-16-4 14-10-1 28 5 79 194 193 20-11-4 17-17-1 11-11-2 33 7 69 212 226 16-18-1 15-15-6 16-8-2 32 10 66 194 230 18-12-6 10-20-4 8-14-4 46 3 43 134 223 11-22-2 9-24-1 6-16-0 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 21 7 91 195 163 23-9-4 19-12-3 13-7-3 23 10 84 183 175 23-8-3 14-15-7 12-6-4 24 9 83 205 186 18-12-4 19-12-5 12-4-3 27 4 82 193 190 20-15-0 19-12-4 10-9-3 29 7 75 173 174 20-13-2 14-16-5 9-9-2 33 9 65 161 205 18-13-6 10-20-3 11-9-1 35 9 61 172 224 16-15-5 10-20-4 10-12-5

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

GP 70 69 71 69 70 69 71 69 GP 70 69 69 70 70 70 68 69

W 39 39 38 32 34 30 28 27 W 45 45 43 44 33 32 29 26

ST. LOUiS POST-diSPaTCH • C5

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 23 8 86 191 176 20-10-4 19-13-4 12-3-5 23 7 85 184 177 19-11-7 20-12-0 11-10-2 27 6 82 205 188 19-14-0 19-13-6 16-7-1 23 14 78 211 206 17-10-6 15-13-8 14-7-3 27 9 77 191 192 19-12-3 15-15-6 13-6-3 28 11 71 176 197 16-16-3 14-12-8 10-9-5 31 12 68 178 209 17-12-6 11-19-6 9-10-4 31 11 65 172 209 13-15-5 14-16-6 6-11-5 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 17 8 98 223 156 28-6-2 17-11-6 15-7-5 18 6 96 221 161 26-9-1 19-9-5 15-6-1 17 9 95 239 194 27-4-3 16-13-6 15-6-1 24 2 90 225 183 19-15-2 25-9-0 13-11-0 26 11 77 208 215 20-10-6 13-16-5 10-9-4 30 8 72 182 210 20-11-4 12-19-4 7-12-2 27 12 70 175 197 20-10-4 9-17-8 8-13-3 31 12 64 159 199 14-13-6 12-18-6 9-9-3

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

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

Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:05 into overtime and the Nashville Predators bucked their season-long trend of OT struggles by beating the host Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night. Arvidsson’s goal improved the Predators to 4-7 in the 3-on-3 period this season and 7-19 over the past two years. Pekka Rinne made 22 saves but didn’t face a shot in overtime from the Capitals, who lost for just the eighth time in 36 home games. James Neal scored his 21st goal for Nashville, which extended its winning streak to three and its point streak to five. Brett Connolly scored the Capitals’ regulation goal, and Braden Holtby stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced. Washington fell to 7-3 in overtime this season. (AP)

Pct .632 .574 .391 .358 .194 Pct .612 .544 .485 .426 .348 Pct .672 .515 .493 .485 .471

GB — 4 16½ 18½ 29½ GB — 4½ 8½ 12½ 18 GB — 10½ 12 12½ 13½

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

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

Home 23-9 22-12 16-18 15-19 8-25 Home 26-10 19-16 19-14 18-15 12-22 Home 28-7 24-10 20-16 22-13 19-15

Away 20-16 17-17 11-24 9-24 5-29 Away 15-16 18-15 14-21 11-24 12-23 Away 17-15 11-23 13-18 11-22 13-21

Conf 27-12 23-16 18-26 16-23 5-34 Conf 25-16 25-15 21-21 18-23 16-25 Conf 30-11 20-22 21-22 20-21 21-19

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L x-San Antonio 52 15 x-Houston 47 21 Memphis 39 30 Dallas 29 38 New Orleans 27 41 Northwest W L Utah 43 26 Oklahoma City 39 29 Denver 33 35 Portland 30 37 Minnesota 28 39 Paciic W L x-Golden State 54 14 LA Clippers 40 29 Sacramento 27 41 Phoenix 22 46 LA Lakers 20 48

Pct GB .776 — .691 5½ .565 14 .433 23 .397 25½ Pct GB .623 — .574 3½ .485 9½ .448 12 .418 14 Pct GB .794 — .580 14½ .397 27 .324 32 .294 34

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

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

Home 25-7 25-9 20-14 20-15 16-18 Home 23-12 25-9 20-16 17-14 18-18 Home 28-4 21-11 14-21 13-22 12-19

Away 27-8 22-12 19-16 9-23 11-23 Away 20-14 14-20 13-19 13-23 10-21 Away 26-10 19-18 13-20 9-24 8-29

Conf 29-10 28-11 26-16 17-24 13-26 Conf 25-18 24-18 20-22 20-21 16-23 Conf 31-9 23-19 16-23 9-36 10-31

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hurricanes 3, Wild 1

Stars 4, Canucks 2

Minnesota 1 0 0 — 1 Carolina 1 0 2 — 3 First period: 1, Carolina, Ryan 11 (Hanifin, Stempniak), 4:37 (pp). 2, Minnesota, Granlund 24 (Koivu), 12:35 (sh). Penalties: White, MIN, (tripping), 4:04; Prosser, MIN, (slashing), 12:02. Second period: None. Penalties: Wallmark, CAR, (holding), 8:45; Dumba, MIN, (high sticking), 12:33; Prosser, MIN, (slashing), 17:57. Third period: 3, Carolina, Rask 16 (Lindholm, Aho), 16:36. 4, Carolina, Teravainen 14 (Skinner), 18:34. Penalties: None. Shots: Minnesota 9-6-16: 31. Carolina 10-8-6: 24. Power-plays: MNN 0 of 1; Carolina 1 of 4. Goalies: Minnesota, Dubnyk 36-16-3 (23 shots-21 saves). Carolina, Lack 4-5-2 (31-30). A: 10,894.

Dallas 2 0 2 — 4 Vancouver 1 1 0 — 2 First period: 1, Dallas, Hemsky 1 (Elie, Nemeth), 8:41. 2, Vancouver, Baertschi 17 (Boucher, Tryamkin), 13:27. 3, Dallas, Lindell 6 (Klingberg, Spezza), 19:52. Penalties: Cracknell, DAL, major (high sticking), 3:01. Second period: 4, Vancouver, Hutton 5 (Granlund, Horvat), 19:58 (pp). Penalties: Benn, DAL, Major (fighting), 16:31; Tryamkin, VAN, Major (fighting), 16:31; Faksa, DAL, (interference), 19:02. Third period: 5, Dallas, Seguin 24 (Spezza, Klingberg), 9:07 (pp). 6, Dallas, Faksa 11 (De.Shore), 15:31. Penalties: Biega, VAN, (holding), 8:11. Shots: Dallas 8-8-20: 36. Vancouver 10-9-9: 28. Power-plays: Dallas 1 of 1; Vancouver 1 of 3. Goalies: Dallas, Lehtonen 17-21-6 (28 shots26 saves). Vancouver, Miller 17-22-6 (36-32). A: 18,865.

Jets 4, Islanders 2

Blackhawks 2, Senators 1 Chicago 0 0 2 — 2 Ottawa 0 0 1 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Smith, OTT, (delay of game), 9:08; Hartman, CHI, (hooking), 11:01. Second period: None. Penalties: Wingels, OTT, (roughing), 4:10; Toews, CHI, (roughing), 4:10; Wideman, OTT, (hooking), 8:06; Kruger, CHI, (interference), 13:04; Hossa, CHI, (holding), 15:12. Third period: 1, Chicago, Keith 6 (Panarin), 8:04. 2, Ottawa, Turris 23 (Karlsson, Hoffman), 11:23 (pp). 3, Chicago, Panik 18 (Kane, Toews), 16:59 (pp). Penalties: Seabrook, CHI, (tripping), 11:11; Brassard, OTT, (slashing), 14:15; Methot, OTT, (slashing), 15:52. Shots: Chicago 13-9-6: 28. Ottawa 13-8-13: 34. Power-plays: Chicago 1 of 4; Ottawa 1 of 4. Goalies: Chicago, Darling 17-5-2 (34 shots-33 saves). Ottawa, Condon 18-12-6 (28-26). A: 18,638.

NHL calendar April 9 — End of regular season. April 12 — Playoffs begin. May 28-June 3 — Draft combine, Buffalo, NY June 14 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals June 23-24 — NHL draft, Chicago July 1 — Free agency begins.

Sunday Dallas at Brooklyn, 11 a.m. Boston at Philadelphia, noon Phoenix at Detroit, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 5 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 5 p.m. Portland at Miami, 5 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Cleveland at LA Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Cleveland’s Kevin Love drives past Utah’s Joe Johnson in the irst half Thursday night. Love scored 10 points in 19 minutes in his irst game back from knee surgery.

Predators 2, Capitals 1, OT

Winnipeg 2 2 0 — 4 NY Islanders 1 0 1 — 2 First period: 1, NY Islanders, Pelech 2 (Tavares, Leddy), 0:38. 2, Winnipeg, Little 19 (Ehlers, Chiarot), 9:22. 3, Winnipeg, Little 20 (Ehlers, Petan), 18:35 (pp). Penalties: Chiarot, WPG, (slashing), 2:34; Lowry, WPG, (hooking), 11:19; Hickey, NYI, (hooking), 17:18. Second period: 4, Winnipeg, Perreault 8 (Wheeler, Scheifele), 3:24. 5, Winnipeg, Lowry 12 (Stuart, Armia), 11:31. Penalties: Seidenberg, NYI, (holding stick), 8:47; Laine, WPG, (high sticking), 17:17. Third period: 6, NY Islanders, Lee 26, 1:02. Penalties: Lee, NYI, (slashing), 3:32; Thorburn, WPG, (interference), 6:41; Ho-sang, NYI, (interference), 16:56; NY Islanders bench, served by Quine (too many men on the ice), 19:45. Shots: Winnipeg 7-13-8: 28. NY Islanders 11-8-10: 29. Power-plays: Winnipeg 1 of 5; NY Islanders 0 of 4. Goalies: Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 23-18-4 (29 shots-27 saves). NY Islanders, Greiss 24-16-4 (28-24). A: 13,700.

Saturday Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 2 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Cleveland at LA Clippers, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 8 p.m. Houston at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

Blackhawks win • Richard Panik scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the host Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Panik scored on the power play on a one-timer off a pass from Patrick Kane with 3:01 remaining. Duncan Keith also scored and Scott Darling made 33 saves to help the Blackhawks get their second straight win. Kyle Turris scored for Ottawa, and Mike Condon finished with 26 saves as the Senators squandered a chance to move in to first place in the Atlantic Division. The Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead at 8:04 of the third as Keith’s shot eventually found its way across the goal line. Turris tied it on a one-timer from the right side on a power play with 8:37 remaining.

Nashville 0 1 0 1 — 2 Washington 1 0 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Washington, Connolly 15 (Vrana), 11:41. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Nashville, Neal 21 (Fiala), 18:56. Penalties: Mcleod, NSH, (interference), 11:26; Wilson, WSH, (tripping), 14:16; Johansen, NSH, (interference), 19:39; Carlson, WSH, (roughing), 19:39. Third period: None. Penalties: Wilson, WSH, Major (fighting), 7:29; Watson, NSH, Major (fighting), 7:29. Overtime: 3, Nashville, Arvidsson 25 (Johansen, Josi), 1:05. Penalties: None. Shots: Nashville 4-13-5-2: 24. Washington 9-5-9: 23. Power-plays: Nashville 0 of 1; Washington 0 of 1. Goalies: Nashville, Rinne 27-16-8 (23 shots-22 saves). Washington, Holtby 35-11-6 (24-22). A: 18,506.

Toronto 1 4 0 — 5 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 — 0 First period: 1, Toronto, Polak 4 (Bozak), 9:19. Penalties: Palat, TB, (tripping), 6:09. Second period: 2, Toronto, Rielly 5 (Kadri, Marchenko), 2:24. 3, Toronto, Martin 5 (Soshnikov, Hunwick), 2:39. 4, Toronto, C.Brown 16 (Nylander, Komarov), 6:14 (pp). 5, Toronto, Van riemsdyk 22 (Marner, Rielly), 15:41. Penalties: Witkowski, TB, (elbowing), 5:02; Boyle, TOR, (tripping), 7:41; Zaitsev, TOR, (interference), 17:47; Hunwick, TOR, (high sticking), 18:37. Third period: None. Penalties: Komarov, TOR, (interference), 3:00; Kadri, TOR, (roughing), 5:49; Kadri, TOR, served by Marner, (cross checking), 5:49; Gourde, TB, (roughing), 5:49; Van riemsdyk, TOR, (cross checking), 18:39; Witkowski, TB, (cross checking), 18:39; Hedman, TB, (holding), 19:13. Shots: Toronto 5-14-2: 21. Tampa Bay 7-14-12: 33. Power-plays: Toronto 1 of 3; Tampa Bay 0 of 5. Goalies: Toronto, Andersen 28-15-13 (33 shots-33 saves). Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy 17-14-6 (15-11), Budaj 28-21-3 (6-5). A: 19,092.

Friday Chicago at Washington, 6 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Boston at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Miami, 7 p.m. Orlando at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

x-clinched playof spot

NHL SUMMARIES

Maple Leafs 5, Lightning 0

Thursday Cleveland 91, Utah 83 Oklahoma City 123, Toronto 102 Brooklyn 121, New York 110 Memphis 103, Atlanta 91 Denver 129, LA Clippers 114 Golden State 122, Orlando 92

Cavaliers top Jazz as Love returns

Predators beat Caps in overtime ASSOCIATED PRESS

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Boston 43 25 Toronto 39 29 New York 27 42 Philadelphia 24 43 Brooklyn 13 54 Southeast W L Washington 41 26 Atlanta 37 31 Miami 33 35 Charlotte 29 39 Orlando 24 45 Central W L Cleveland 45 22 Indiana 35 33 Milwaukee 33 34 Detroit 33 35 Chicago 32 36

Blue Jackets 2, Panthers 1 Florida 1 0 0 — 1 Columbus 0 2 0 — 2 First period: 1, Florida, Marchessault 23 (Vanek, Petrovic), 18:15. Penalties: None. Second period: 2, Columbus, Werenski 11 (Anderson, Calvert), 15:51. 3, Columbus, Anderson 15 (Johnson, Karlsson), 19:21. Penalties: Anderson, CBJ, (high sticking), 2:04; Dubinsky, CBJ, (slashing), 6:32; Demers, FLA, (tripping), 8:39; Matheson, FLA, (holding), 16:49. Third period: None. Penalties: Florida bench, served by Marchessault (too many men on the ice), 4:41. Shots: Florida 10-12-12: 34. Columbus 12-13-9: 34. Power-plays: FLA 0 of 2; Columbus 0 of 3. Goalies: Florida, Reimer 13-13-5 (34 shots-32 saves). Columbus, Bobrovsky 38-13-4 (34-33). A: 14,921.

Devils 6, Flyers 2 Philadelphia 1 1 0 — 2 New Jersey 1 2 3 — 6 First period: 1, Philadelphia, Del zotto 5 (Giroux, Voracek), 17:00. 2, New Jersey, Palmieri 23 (Zajac), 18:11. Penalties: Hall, NJ, (hooking), 5:17; Gudas, PHI, (cross checking), 14:16. Second period: 3, New Jersey, Henrique 17 (Bennett, Prout), 5:50. 4, New Jersey, Blandisi 2 (Zacha, Severson), 9:40 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, Schenn 21 (Gudas, Del zotto), 11:13. Penalties: Konecny, PHI, (tripping), 1:10; Macdonald, PHI, (hooking), 8:43; Prout, NJ, (hooking), 13:47; Voracek, PHI, (holding), 15:18; Merrill, NJ, (interference), 15:39. Third period: 6, New Jersey, Hall 16 (Zajac), 1:33. 7, New Jersey, Henrique 18 (Palmieri, Moore), 4:08. 8, New Jersey, Hall 17, 15:21. Penalties: Noesen, NJ, (roughing), 20:00; Noesen, NJ, Misconduct (misconduct), 20:00. Shots: Philadelphia 6-9-4: 19. New Jersey 10-12-7: 29. Power-plays: Philadelphia 0 of 3; New Jersey 1 of 3. Goalies: Philadelphia, Neuvirth 10-10-1 (5 shots-4 saves), Mason 20-20-7 (23-19). New Jersey, Kinkaid 7-9-2 (19-17). A: 13,718.

Oilers 7, Bruins 4 Boston 2 2 0 — 4 Edmonton 4 3 0 — 7 First period: 1, Edmonton, Maroon 23 (Eberle, Sekera), 4:29 (pp). 2, Edmonton, Maroon 24 (Mcdavid, Draisaitl), 5:28. 3, Edmonton, Pouliot 7 (Nurse, Desharnais), 8:23. 4, Boston, Pastrnak 31 (Spooner, Marchand), 12:29 (pp). 5, Boston, Marchand 37 (Bergeron, Chara), 17:44. 6, Edmonton, Slepyshev 4 (Mcdavid, Nurse), 19:09. Penalties: Nash, BOS, (tripping), 3:18; Maroon, EDM, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:59; Chara, BOS, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:59; Draisaitl, EDM, (tripping), 11:28; Maroon, EDM, Major (fighting), 18:37; Mcquaid, BOS, Major (fighting), 18:37; Chara, BOS, Major (fighting), 19:27; Kassian, EDM, Major (fighting), 19:27. Second period: 7, Edmonton, Nugenthopkins 15 (Caggiula, Eberle), 2:06 (pp). 8, Boston, Moore 10 (Mcquaid), 4:17 (sh). 9, Edmonton, Draisaitl 24, 6:46. 10, Edmonton, Lucic 16 (Draisaitl, Mcdavid), 14:49 (pp). 11, Boston, Krejci 20 (Marchand, Krug), 19:28 (pp). Penalties: Boston bench, served by Vatrano (too many men on the ice), 1:58; C.Miller, BOS, (holding), 4:02; Marchand, BOS, (interference), 11:44; Krejci, BOS, (roughing), 14:07; Pouliot, EDM, (hooking), 18:12; Russell, EDM, (tripping), 18:56. Third period: None. Penalties: Stafford, BOS, (slashing), 12:13; Klefbom, EDM, (holding), 15:33. Shots: Boston 9-15-12: 36. Edmonton 14-13-9: 36. Power-plays: Boston 2 of 4; Edmonton 3 of 6. Goalies: Boston, Khudobin 5-5-1 (19 shots-17 saves), Rask 33-17-4 (17-12). Edmonton, Talbot 35-20-8 (36-32). A: 18,347.

Red Wings 5, Coyotes 4, SO Detroit 1 1 2 0 — 5 Arizona 0 2 2 0 — 4 Detroit won shootout 1-0. First period: 1, Detroit, Larkin 14 (Sheahan, Athanasiou), 8:11 (pp). Penalties: Murphy, ARI, (hooking), 6:55; Zetterberg, DET, (hooking), 13:14; Ekman-larsson, ARI, (interference), 17:40. Second period: 2, Arizona, Vrbata 17 (Dvorak), 1:53. 3, Arizona, Goligoski 5 (Doan, Jooris), 3:56. 4, Detroit, Tatar 18 (Athanasiou, Green), 4:45 (pp). Penalties: Abdelkader, DET, (roughing), 0:22; Domi, ARI, (cross checking), 0:22; Martinook, ARI, (slashing), 4:11; Kronwall, DET, (interference), 14:05; Goligoski, ARI, (tripping), 19:52. Third period: 5, Detroit, Green 11 (Zetterberg, Tatar), 3:52. 6, Arizona, Crouse 5 (Jooris, Goligoski), 7:36 (sh). 7, Detroit, Zetterberg 15 (Dekeyser), 13:55. 8, Arizona, Chychrun 7 (Rieder), 17:30. Penalties: Pulkkinen, ARI, (hooking), 6:57; Zetterberg, DET, (interference), 11:43; Goligoski, ARI, (interference), 14:08; Domi, ARI, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:38; Abdelkader, DET, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 18:38. Overtime: None. Penalties: Dvorak, ARI, (hooking), 3:43. Shootout: Detroit 1 (Nyquist G, Nielsen NG), Arizona 0 (Perlini NG, Vrbata NG, Ekman-larsson NG). Shots: Detroit 7-10-12-4: 33. Arizona 10-9-6-1: 26. Power-plays: Detroit 2 of 7; Arizona 0 of 3. Goalies: Detroit, Mrazek 16-19-7 (26 shots22 saves). Arizona, Smith 18-20-8 (33-29). A: 15,036.

Kings 2, Sabres 0 Buffalo 0 0 0 — 0 Los Angeles 0 0 2 — 2 First period: None. Penalties: Doughty, LA, (cross checking), 6:13; Franson, BUF, (holding), 17:58. Second period: None. Penalties: None. Third period: 1, Los Angeles, Iginla 11 (Kopitar, Brown), 0:36. 2, Los Angeles, Kempe 2 (Brown, Doughty), 14:40. Penalties: Lewis, LA, (boarding), 1:37; Foligno, BUF, Major (fighting), 9:24; Clifford, LA, Major (fighting), 9:24; Gorges, BUF, (tripping), 12:33. Shots: Buffalo 2-9-15: 26. Los Angeles 15-10-11: 36. Power-plays: Buffalo 0 of 2; Los Angeles 0 of 2. Goalies: Buffalo, Lehner 19-22-8 (36 shots34 saves). Los Angeles, Quick 5-1-1 (26-26). A: 18,230.

Leaders

Through Wednesday’s games

Goal Scoring Brad Marchand Boston Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Patrik Laine Winnipeg Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Max Pacioretty Montreal Cam Atkinson Columbus Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Jeff Carter Los Angeles Patrick Kane Chicago Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Auston Matthews Toronto Assists Connor McDavid Edmonton Nicklas Backstrom Washington Erik Karlsson Ottawa Victor Hedman Tampa Bay Patrick Kane Chicago Tyler Seguin Dallas Brent Burns San Jose Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ryan Johansen Nashville Duncan Keith Chicago Alexander Wennberg Columbus Mikael Granlund Minnesota Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Joe Thornton San Jose Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Phil Kessel Pittsburgh Brad Marchand Boston

GP 70 63 62 62 70 68 68 69 69 62 68 GP 69 69 68 66 69 69 69 62 69 69 68 68 67 69 68 69 70

G 36 35 33 33 33 32 32 31 31 31 31 A 52 50 49 45 45 44 43 43 42 42 42 41 41 41 41 40 40

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LeBron James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the host Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz 91-83 on Thursday night. Kevin Love played for the first time since having surgery on his left knee last month, and scored 10 points in 19 minutes. But Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert left the game with injuries. James was 13 of 20 from the field and had 10 rebounds with six assists. Irving, who scored 21 points, didn’t play in the fourth quarter because of tightness in his left knee. Shumpert sprained his left shoulder in the third quarter. Rudy Gobert led Utah with 20 points and 18 rebounds.

Wade out for season • Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade will miss the rest of the season with a fractured right elbow. The Bulls said an MRI revealed the fracture. Wade was injured in the fourth quarter of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Wade averaged 18.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in his first season with his hometown Bulls. Other news • The Suns are benching Eric Bledsoe, arguably their best player, for the final 15 games of the season to give younger players playing time. ... Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season with an injured left foot. ... The Pelicans signed reserve guard Jordan Crawford to an extension through the rest of this season.

NBA SUMMARIES Cavaliers 91, Jazz 83

Grizzlies 103, Hawks 91

Nets 121, Knicks 110

Utah: Ingles 5-12 0-0 12, Johnson 5-12 2-2 12, Hayward 4-14 4-4 13, Gobert 10-13 0-1 20, Hill 3-10 2-3 9, Lyles 1-3 0-0 3, Diaw 2-3 0-2 4, Withey 0-1 0-0 0, Exum 1-5 0-0 2, Burks 3-9 2-2 8. Totals 34-82 10-14 83. Cleveland: James 13-20 5-10 33, Love 5-9 0-0 10, Thompson 1-4 0-2 2, Irving 8-19 4-5 21, Shumpert 4-11 0-0 9, Jefferson 0-4 0-0 0, Frye 1-6 0-0 3, Dero.Williams 0-3 1-2 1, Liggins 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 4-10 0-0 12. Totals 36-86 10-19 91. Utah 20 22 25 16 — 83 Cleveland 29 15 23 24 — 91 3PT: Utah 5-21 (Ingles 2-5, Lyles 1-1, Hayward 1-4, Hill 1-5, Diaw 0-1, Burks 0-1, Johnson 0-4), Cleveland 9-33 (Smith 4-8, James 2-5, Irving 1-2, Frye 1-5, Shumpert 1-6, Dero.Williams 0-1, Jefferson 0-3, Love 0-3). RB: Utah 48 (Gobert 19), Cleveland 52 (James 10). AST: Utah 18 (Ingles, Hayward 4), Cleveland 14 (James 6). TF: Utah 16, Cleveland 12. A: 20,562 (20,562).

Memphis: Green 6-11 0-0 14, Gasol 7-16 2-2 18, Conley 8-20 5-6 22, Carter 1-2 1-2 3, Allen 4-8 1-2 10, Ennis 2-6 2-2 7, Randolph 4-13 0-0 8, Wright 3-4 4-4 10, Harrison 2-4 0-0 5, Douglas 0-1 0-0 0, Daniels 2-7 0-0 6. Totals 39-92 15-18 103. Atlanta: Sefolosha 0-0 2-2 2, Bazemore 4-8 8-10 16, Millsap 3-9 2-4 10, Howard 3-5 4-6 10, Schroder 4-16 1-1 10, Prince 6-10 2-2 16, Ilyasova 2-5 1-2 6, Kelly 1-1 0-0 2, Muscala 0-1 1-2 1, Delaney 0-1 0-0 0, Calderon 0-1 0-0 0, Hardaway Jr. 6-14 4-5 18. Totals 29-71 25-34 91. Memphis 26 29 23 25 — 103 Atlanta 28 24 13 26 — 91 3PT: Memphis 10-28 (Green 2-4, Daniels 2-5, Gasol 2-5, Harrison 1-2, Allen 1-2, Ennis 1-3, Conley 1-5, Randolph 0-1, Carter 0-1), Atlanta 8-27 (Millsap 2-3, Prince 2-4, Hardaway Jr. 2-9, Ilyasova 1-1, Schroder 1-6, Calderon 0-1, Muscala 0-1, Bazemore 0-2). Rebounds: Memphis 48 (Green 12), Atlanta 38 (Howard 11). Assists: Memphis 29 (Conley 12), Atlanta 19 (Calderon 4). Total fouls: Memphis 25, Atlanta 17. Technicals: Gasol, Atlanta defensive three second, Atlanta team, Millsap. A: 17,063 (18,118).

Brooklyn: Lopez 9-17 5-5 24, Lin 5-16 3-3 15, Hollis-Jefferson 7-11 6-6 20, LeVert 5-9 2-2 13, Foye 3-9 2-3 10, Acy 3-6 2-3 9, Hamilton 2-4 2-2 7, Whitehead 4-6 0-0 8, Dinwiddie 1-2 3-6 6, McDaniels 2-5 4-5 9. Totals 41-85 29-35 121. New York: Anthony 6-18 5-5 17, Thomas 5-5 4-4 15, Hernangomez 2-7 0-0 4, Rose 7-17 8-9 22, Lee 5-9 3-3 13, O’Quinn 10-15 3-3 23, Baker 2-10 2-2 6, Randle 0-0 0-0 0, Holiday 4-7 0-0 10. Totals 41-88 25-26 110. Brooklyn 28 26 38 29 — 121 New York 33 28 26 23 — 110 3-point goals: Brooklyn 10-32 (Foye 2-4, Lin 2-9, Dinwiddie 1-1, McDaniels 1-2, Acy 1-2, LeVert 1-3, Hamilton 1-3, Lopez 1-5, Hollis-Jefferson 0-1, Whitehead 0-2), New York 3-18 (Holiday 2-4, Thomas 1-1, O’Quinn 0-2, Lee 0-2, Baker 0-3, Anthony 0-6). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Brooklyn 50 (Hollis-Jefferson 10), New York 34 (Thomas 10). Assists: Brooklyn 19 (Lin 8), New York 20 (Anthony 5). Total fouls: Brooklyn 23, New York 26. Technicals: New York defensive three second, New York team. A: 19,812 (19,812).

Nuggets 129, Clippers 114 L.A. Clippers: Mbah a Moute 3-9 0-0 7, Speights 3-6 0-0 8, Paul 8-12 0-0 18, Rivers 7-12 0-1 17, Redick 8-10 2-2 22, Anderson 3-3 2-3 9, Pierce 2-7 0-0 5, W.Johnson 2-6 0-0 5, Bass 6-8 3-5 15, B.Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Felton 0-2 3-4 3, Crawford 1-6 0-0 3. Totals 44-84 10-15 114. Denver: Hernangomez 3-7 2-2 9, Plumlee 5-9 0-2 10, Jokic 7-12 3-3 17, Nelson 4-8 5-5 16, Harris 6-9 5-5 20, Barton 12-18 4-5 35, Faried 5-9 2-3 12, Murray 4-14 1-1 10. Totals 46-86 22-26 129. L.A. Clippers 19 27 34 34 — 114 Denver 27 32 44 26 — 129 3PT: L.A. Clippers 16-32 (Redick 4-6, Rivers 3-6, Paul 2-3, Speights 2-4, Mbah a Moute 1-1, Anderson 1-1, Crawford 1-2, W.Johnson 1-4, Pierce 1-5), Denver 15-28 (Barton 7-10, Nelson 3-4, Harris 3-5, Hernangomez 1-3, Murray 1-5, Jokic 0-1). RB: L.A. Clippers 34 (Mbah a Moute 6), Denver 48 (Jokic 14). AST: L.A. Clippers 26 (Paul 14), Denver 31 (Jokic 11). TF: L.A. Clippers 19, Denver 14. Technicals: Crawford. A: 14,179 (19,155).

Leaders

Through Wednesday’s games

Scoring G FG FT PTS AVG Westbrook, OKC 67 683 614 2133 31.8 Thomas, BOS 64 579 501 1866 29.2 Harden, HOU 68 561 626 1965 28.9 Davis, NOR 64 645 458 1783 27.9 DeRozan, TOR 60 582 439 1629 27.2 Cousins, NOR 65 577 472 1735 26.7 Lillard, POR 62 540 399 1641 26.5 Leonard, SAN 60 528 407 1584 26.4 James, CLE 61 591 291 1582 25.9 Durant, GOL 59 528 326 1494 25.3 Irving, CLE 59 550 242 1486 25.2 Curry, GOL 65 546 276 1622 25.0 Towns, MIN 67 639 275 1631 24.3 McCollum, POR 67 585 230 1562 23.3 Butler, CHI 62 443 481 1439 23.2 Beal, WAS 63 521 231 1461 23.2 Wall, WAS 65 543 347 1506 23.2 Antetokounmpo, MIL 66 545 387 1520 23.0 Anthony, NYK 66 550 276 1517 23.0 Walker, CHA 67 542 256 1534 22.9

Thunder 123, Raptors 102 Oklahoma City: Gibson 4-8 2-3 10, Adams 5-8 0-0 10, Westbrook 8-17 4-4 24, Oladipo 9-15 2-3 23, Roberson 6-8 0-0 13, McDermott 2-5 0-0 6, Grant 2-2 0-0 5, Sabonis 3-7 1-2 8, Kanter 5-9 4-5 14, Christon 0-1 0-0 0, Cole 0-1 0-0 0, Abrines 3-7 2-2 10. Totals 47-88 15-19 123. Toronto: Carroll 1-3 0-0 2, Ibaka 5-11 0-0 10, Valanciunas 3-7 1-1 7, Joseph 5-8 0-2 11, DeRozan 8-14 6-7 22, Tucker 2-6 1-2 6, Siakam 3-3 0-0 7, Patterson 0-4 3-4 3, Poeltl 2-3 2-2 6, Nogueira 0-0 0-0 0, Wright 2-6 6-7 10, VanVleet 2-4 0-0 5, Powell 4-12 4-5 13. Totals 37-81 23-30 102. Oklahoma City 29 29 39 26 — 123 Toronto 24 24 22 32 — 102 3PT: Oklahoma City 14-25 (Westbrook 4-8, Oladipo 3-3, McDermott 2-4, Abrines 2-6, Grant 1-1, Sabonis 1-1, Roberson 1-2), Toronto 5-20 (Siakam 1-1, Joseph 1-1, VanVleet 1-1, Powell 1-3, Tucker 1-3, Wright 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Carroll 0-2, Patterson 0-3, Ibaka 0-4). Fouled out: Sabonis. Rebounds: Oklahoma City 47 (Westbrook 10), Toronto 32 (Valanciunas 5). Assists: Oklahoma City 33 (Westbrook 16), Toronto 15 (Joseph 6). Total fouls: Oklahoma City 22, Toronto 20. A: 19,800 (19,800).

NBA Calendar April 12-15 — Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament. April 12 — Regular season ends. April 14 — Rosters set for playoffs 2017. April 15 — Playoffs begin. April 23 — Early entry eligibility deadline. May 1 — Conference semifinals begin. May 9-14 — Draft combine, Chicago. May 16 — Draft lottery. June 1 — NBA Finals begin.

Warriors 122, Magic 92 Orlando: Ross 3-6 1-2 8, Fournier 3-9 3-4 12, Gordon 2-7 2-4 6, Vucevic 4-12 2-3 10, Payton 6-11 1-1 13, J.Green 6-9 0-0 13, Rudez 0-1 0-0 0, Zimmerman 1-3 0-0 2, Biyombo 1-4 1-1 3, Augustin 2-9 5-5 9, Watson 3-6 0-0 8, Wilcox 1-7 0-0 2, Hezonja 3-10 0-1 6. Totals 35-94 15-21 92. Golden State: D.Green 4-8 1-2 9, Pachulia 5-8 0-0 10, Curry 8-15 7-7 25, McCaw 1-2 0-0 2, Thompson 12-20 0-0 29, Barnes 2-7 0-0 5, West 3-4 0-0 6, McAdoo 3-3 0-4 6, Looney 1-3 0-0 2, McGee 0-1 2-4 2, Livingston 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 5-8 0-0 12, Iguodala 6-8 2-6 14. Totals 50-87 12-23 122. Orlando 20 30 21 21 — 92 Golden State 34 33 36 19 — 122 3-point goals: Orlando 7-27 (Fournier 3-7, Watson 2-4, J.Green 1-2, Ross 1-2, Rudez 0-1, Wilcox 0-1, Gordon 0-2, Vucevic 0-2, Hezonja 0-2, Augustin 0-4), Golden State 10-26 (Thompson 5-9, Clark 2-3, Curry 2-7, Barnes 1-3, McCaw 0-1, Iguodala 0-1, D.Green 0-2). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Orlando 49 (Biyombo 10), Golden State 47 (D.Green 11). Assists: Orlando 15 (Vucevic 4), Golden State 36 (Curry 9). Total fouls: Orlando 21, Golden State 18. Technicals: Orlando team, Golden State defensive three second, Golden State team. A: 19,596 (19,596).


COLLEGE SPORTS

C6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • FrIDAy • 03.17.2017

NCAA WRESTLING DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAM RESULTS

Mizzou is in ifth after two rounds Tigers have ive in quarterinals; Penn State leads BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With day one in the books, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Scottrade Center seem to be shaping up as expected. Defending champion Penn State, in search of its sixth title in seven seasons, will enter Friday morning’s quarterfinal round with 30.5 points, ahead of fellow traditional powers Ohio State (26), Oklahoma State (25.5) and Iowa (24.5). Missouri, which finished the season ranked No. 10, is in fifth place with 20 points. “We have five in the quarters; I knew that was possible because of the way those guys have been wrestling,” Missouri coach Brian Smith said. “They found ways to win (even though) some of them weren’t pretty.... “There are some good teams ahead of us and we only have six guys, but we’re still battling. That’s the fun part of it, we’re quietly sneaking in there. I knew we could (and) I think other people knew we could, but (Friday’s) a new day.” The quarterfinals and semifinals are slated for Friday, with the finals on Saturday night. The Tigers, who recorded bonus points in six of their 11 Thursday wins, will have five in the quarterfinals – freshman Jaydin Eierman (26-5) at 141, twotime All-American Lavion Mayes (21-2) at 149, junior Joey Lavallee (27-1) at 157, returning All-American Daniel Lewis (26-3) at 165 and three-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion J’den Cox (25-0) at 197. “I think the team is sitting in a great spot,” said Cox, an Olympic bronze medalist in Rio. “Guys are wrestling with passion,

PHOTOS BY CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

Virginia’s Jack Mueller (left) wrestles against Illinois’ Travis Piotrowski in their 125-pound match. Piotrowski survived the irst two rounds to reach the consolation bracket Friday.

with fire and with heart. They want it and they’re going out to get it. We’re not holding anything back. “Some guys here are just waiting for the season to be over and we’re trying to take advantage of that. We’re not ready for our season to be over.” Cox, who won titles following his freshman and junior seasons, took fifth at Scottrade in 2015. On Thursday, he opened his final college tournament with a first-period pin and a major decision. “I feel like I wrestled well,” Cox said. “Need to work a little on the finish, but that second guy had some really strong legs and hips. But it was good for me to get that burning in my lungs because I need that push, that drive.” At 149, Mascoutah’s Mayes took the first two steps toward his third AllAmerican finish, winning 8-2 and 2-1 in a tiebreaker. The third-seeded Mayes, in his fourth NCAA tournament, placed seventh here in 2015 and took third a year ago. Lewis, who placed fourth last year, posted an 8-0 major decision and then won 6-0. At 133,

Missouri’s J’den Cox (top) battles American’s Jeric Kasunic in their 197-pound match on his way to a pair of wins Thursday to reach the quarterinals at Scottrade Center.

freshman Eierman continued his spirited wrestling with a major decision and a 9-6 win. Lavallee, a third-time qualifier who redshirted last year, came up with a pair of pins – one in the first period and the second in sudden victory. Missouri also has sophomore John Erneste (247) alive in the consolation bracket at 133. The Tigers had two wrestlers eliminated. Barlow McGhee (19-13) lost 3-1 in OT and 4-2 at 125 while heavyweight Austin Myers (15-15) dropped 6-0 and 1-0 decisions. Illinois advanced four

of its seven wrestlers to the quarterfinals. Looking to become the Illini’s first three-time champion, junior Isaiah Martinez led the way with a 14-4 major decision in the first round and an 8-5 win over 16thseeded Nicholas Wanzek of Minnesota in the second at 165. Martinez, who won his previous national championships at 157, is 29-0 this season and 96-1 in his college career. Carbondale’s Zane Richards, a four-time qualifier who earned All-American honors with a fourth-place finish in 2016, improved to 27-4 with a pair of vic-

tories at 133 on Thursday. After winning by medical forfeit, the eighth-seed Richards pulled out a 7-6 win in sudden victory over ninth-seeded Scotty Parker of Lehigh. Another four-time qualifier, Zac Brunson (30-8) followed up on a major decision in the first round to knock of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Jake Residori 6-2 in the second round. Brunson is seeded 10th at 174. At 184, the Illini’s Emery Parker (30-8) advanced to the quarterfinals in his first NCAA trip, winning 6-2 in the first round and 14-9 over Ohio State’s Myles Martin in the second. As a freshman last year, Martin came out of nowhere to capture the championship at 174. The Illini, who are tied for 12th heading in to Friday’s action, still have 125-pound Travis Piotrowski (19-14) and 157-pound Kyle Langenderfer (24-9) in the consolation bracket. Eric Barone (10-10) was eliminated at 149, losing by fall in the first round and 7-3 in wrestlebacks. Joe Lyons jlyons@post-dispatch.com

1. Penn State 30.5 2. Ohio State 26.0 3. Iowa 24.5 4. Oklahoma State 24.0 5. Missouri 20.0 6. Minnesota 19.5 7. Virginia Tech 18.0 8. Cornell 17.5 9. Arizona State 13.5 9. Illinois 13.5 9. Lehigh 13.5 9. Nebraska 13.5 13. Central Michigan 12.0 14. Edinboro 11.5 15. Northern Iowa 11.0 15. Rider 11.0 17. NC State 10.0 17. Old Dominion 10.0 19. Michigan 9.0 20. South Dakota State 8.5 20. Virginia 8.5 22. Wisconsin 8.0 23. Appalachian State 7.5 24. Northern Illinois 6.0 24. Oregon State 6.0 24. Rutgers 6.0 24. Stanford 6.0 24. Wyoming 6.0 29. Pittsburgh 5.5 29. SIU Edwardsville 5.5 31. Bufalo 5.0 32. Maryland 4.5 32. Princeton 4.5 34. Pennsylvania 4.0 35. Michigan State 3.5 35. North Carolina 3.5 35. North Dakota State 3.5 35. Oklahoma 3.5 39. Navy 3.0 39. Northwestern 3.0 41. Duke 2.5 41. Northern Colorado 2.5 43. American 2.0 43. Bucknell 2.0 43. Eastern Michigan 2.0 43. Indiana 2.0 47. Army 1.5 47. Cleveland State 1.5 47. CSU Bakersield 1.5 47. Drexel 1.5 47. Lock Haven 1.5 47. Ohio 1.5 47. Purdue 1.5 54. Binghamton U. 1.0 54. Campbell 1.0 54. Clarion 1.0 54. Columbia 1.0 54. Iowa State 1.0 54. Utah Valley University 1.0 54. West Virginia 1.0 61. Cal Poly 0.5 61. George Mason 0.5 61. Kent State 0.5 64. Boise State 0.0 64. Brown 0.0 64. Gardner-Webb 0.0 64. Harvard 0.0 64. The Citadel 0.0 69. Chattanooga -0.5

WRESTLING NOTEBOOK SIUE’s Rodriguez pulls out win to reach quarterinals at 125 Freddie Rodriguez survived and advanced. At the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, that’s all that really matters. “All you can do is go out and ight for seven minutes,” Rodriguez, a senior from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, said after a 7-5 victory over Bufalo’s Kyle Akins Thursday night. With the win at 125 pounds, the 14th-seeded Rodriguez (23-6) moves into the quarterinals Friday morning at Scottrade Center. Rodriguez, who won by technical fall in Friday’s opening round, came on strong in the second period against Akins to build a 6-1 lead. But Akins (20-6) made things

interesting in the third, cutting the lead to 6-5. A riding-time point gave Rodriguez the 7-5 decision. “I deinitely didn’t let up. He just caught me,” said Rodriguez, a former junior college national champion who won a pair of matches at last year’s NCAAs in New York City. “I didn’t come up as strong as I should of the whistle and that gave him the opportunity to score on me. I have to learn from that and make sure I do a better job tomorrow.” Akin advanced through the opening round with a forfeit after third-seeded Nick Suriano of Ohio State was forced to drop out of the tournament due to an ankle injury. But Rodriguez tried to put that out of his mind. “I don’t think my game plan ever changes,” he said. “Am I fortunate? Yes. But, I mean,

this kid right here wasn’t seeded and he deinitely gave me a run for my money. You just can’t count anybody out in this tournament.” Rodriguez’s teammate, senior Jake Residori, also had an eventful irst day. After winning 7-6 in a pigtail match at 157, he posted a 6-5 irst-round win over seventhseeded Kyle Crutchmer of Oklahoma State. Crutchmer, the lone Cowboy to lose in the irst round, earned All-American honors in 2015, placing ifth. But Residori (21-12) dropped a 6-2 decision in the second round to four-time qualiier Zac Brunson of Illinois. The Cougars’ Jake Tindle, a Triad High product making his second NCAA appearance, lost twice by fall on Thursday to inish the season at 19-12.

Mixed results for Holt duo • Seeded sixth at 157, Clayton Ream of North Dakota State had a short stay in his third consecutive NCAA appearance. A junior who starred at Holt High in Wentzville, Ream went 2-2 here in 2015 and 1-2 last year at Madison Square Garden. This year, he simply couldn’t get it going, losing 8-5 and 8-4 to inish of a 24-6 season. Ream’s former high school teammate, Colby Smith (27-10) of Appalachian State, fared a bit better. After losing by major decision in the irst round, the true freshman was awarded a medical forfeit on Thursday night and remains alive in the consolation bracket at 133. Joe Lyons

WOMEN’S FROZEN FOUR

Minnesota looks for repeat in talented group for inals Same four teams battled for hockey title last year

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Minnesota captains Hannah Brandt (left) and Lee Stecklein after defeating Boston College 3-1 in last year’s title game.

FROZEN FOUR At Family Arena, St. Charles Tickets • Available online at metrotix.com, by phone at 800-293-5949 or at the Family Arena box oice. FRIDAY’S SEMIFINALS • Wisconsin vs. Boston College, 5 p.m. • Clarkson vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m. SUNDAY • Championship: 2 p.m.

BY JEFF GORDON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you’re looking for a Cinderella sports team to follow, don’t stop by the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four this weekend in St. Charles. The best women’s college hockey teams are battling at The Family Arena. There are no underdogs left in the bracket, only national powers. Wisconsin will play Boston College at 5 p.m. Friday and Clarkson faces defending champion Minnesota in the 8 p.m. game. The winners will square off Sunday in the 2 p.m. national championship game. These teams carry a combined season record of 116-18-14 into this weekend. “The same group that was at the Frozen Four last year are here again, and so each team has experience, each team understands what it takes to be a champion and so it makes for an exciting field,” Wisconsin coach Mark Johnson said Thursday afternoon. “I think one of these four teams is capable of winning the championship here,” Clarkson coach Matt Desrosiers said. “I don’t think anyone is overlooking any other team, I don’t think anyone is looking past their first game onto the finals. “Every team has been in these types of situations before.” Between them, these programs have won 11 of the last 13 NCAA titles. “The quality of the teams is real high, so I think the people in the St. Louis area

and the fans that come out (Friday) afternoon and evening and the championship game will see some high-end hockey,” said Johnson, who briefly played for the Blues (17 games in 1984-85) during his 11-year NHL career. Minnesota scored the only upset in this year’s tournament, winning at Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 in the quarterfinals. That prevented Minnesota-Duluth, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, from bidding for its sixth national championship. But can any Minnesota victory be much of a surprise? The defending champion Gophers have reached the Frozen Four 13 times and won six NCAA titles. This is their sixth consecutive semifinal appearance. They have reached the last five title games, winning four of them. “Each team is diferent every year,” said Gophers defenseman Lee Stecklein, one of six seniors on the team. “You have to treat each experience as a unique one. I think this one has gone through more than the other teams in the past, just some more challenges, more injuries. I’m really proud of how we’ve found a way through each of those and really grown as a group.” Wisconsin, riding a 21-game winning streak, is the top-ranked team in the country. The Badgers have won four national championships, most recently in 2011. “We’ve been fortunate enough to be here four years for my class,” said senior goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens, who is 28-1-4 this season with a 0.69 goalsagainst average and a .963 save percent-

age. “We definitely want to win one to leave a legacy at Wisconsin, an amazing program, very successful in the past. We want to leave our mark too.” Clarkson, the No. 2 seed, won the 2014 national title and has played in three of the last four Frozen Fours. Senior forward Cayley Mercer had 58 points (26 goals, 32 assists) in 39 games to lead the explosive Golden Knights. “Our scoring has actually been fairly spread out this season,” Mercer said. “It’s something that we’ve shared through the forwards, through the defense, through everyone.” Boston College has never won a national title, but this is its third straight trip to the Frozen Four. The Eagles reached the championship game with a 40-0 record last season before falling to Minnesota 3-1. They lost six seniors off that powerhouse, but regrouped with a young team over the course of this campaign. Freshman Delaney Belinaskas (16 goals, 17 assists) and sophomore Makenna Newkirk (15 goals, 24 assists) were among the underclassmen leading the charge. “Obviously we lost a lot of great forwards and D last year to this year,” coach Katie Crowley said. “But the way that this team stepped up, we’ve had some injuries and some people leave our team, and everybody stepped up in different ways. That’s one of the things that is special about this team.” Jef Gordon • 314-340-8175 @gordoszone on Twitter jgordon@post-dispatch.com


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NCAA WRESTLING DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS

TEAM RESULTS

Mizzou is in ifth after two rounds Tigers have ive in quarterinals; Penn State leads BY JOE LYONS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With day one in the books, the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Scottrade Center seem to be shaping up as expected. Defending champion Penn State, in search of its sixth title in seven seasons, will enter Friday morning’s quarterfinal round with 30.5 points, ahead of fellow traditional powers Ohio State (26), Oklahoma State (25.5) and Iowa (24.5). Missouri, which finished the season ranked No. 10, is in fifth place with 20 points. “We have five in the quarters; I knew that was possible because of the way those guys have been wrestling,” Missouri coach Brian Smith said. “They found ways to win (even though) some of them weren’t pretty.... “There are some good teams ahead of us and we only have six guys, but we’re still battling. That’s the fun part of it, we’re quietly sneaking in there. I knew we could (and) I think other people knew we could, but (Friday’s) a new day.” The quarterfinals and semifinals are slated for Friday, with the finals on Saturday night. The Tigers, who recorded bonus points in six of their 11 Thursday wins, will have five in the quarterfinals – freshman Jaydin Eierman (26-5) at 141, twotime All-American Lavion Mayes (21-2) at 149, junior Joey Lavallee (27-1) at 157, returning All-American Daniel Lewis (26-3) at 165 and three-time All-American and two-time NCAA champion J’den Cox (25-0) at 197. “I think the team is sitting in a great spot,” said Cox, an Olympic bronze medalist in Rio. “Guys are wrestling with passion,

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Missouri’s J’den Cox (top) battles American’s Jeric Kasunic in their 197-pound match on his way to a pair of wins Thursday to reach the quarterinals at Scottrade Center.

Virginia’s Jack Mueller (left) wrestles against Illinois’ Travis Piotrowski in their 125-pound match. Piotrowski survived the irst two rounds to reach the consolation bracket Friday.

with fire and with heart. They want it and they’re going out to get it. We’re not holding anything back. “Some guys here are just waiting for the season to be over and we’re trying to take advantage of that. We’re not ready for our season to be over.” Cox, who won titles following his freshman and junior seasons, took fifth at Scottrade in 2015. On Thursday, he opened his final college tournament with a first-period pin and a major decision.

“I feel like I wrestled well,” Cox said. “Need to work a little on the finish, but that second guy had some really strong legs and hips. But it was good for me to get that burning in my lungs because I need that push, that drive.” At 149, Mascoutah’s Mayes took the first two steps toward his third AllAmerican finish, winning 8-2 and 2-1 in a tiebreaker. The third-seeded Mayes, in his fourth NCAA tournament, placed seventh here in 2015 and took third

a year ago. Lewis, who placed fourth last year, posted an 8-0 major decision and then won 6-0. At 133, freshman Eierman continued his spirited wrestling with a major decision and a 9-6 win. Lavallee, a third-time qualifier who redshirted last year, came up with a pair of pins – one in the first period and the second in sudden victory. Missouri also has sophomore John Erneste (247) alive in the consolation

bracket at 133. The Tigers had two wrestlers eliminated. Barlow McGhee (19-13) lost 3-1 in OT and 4-2 at 125 while heavyweight Austin Myers (15-15) dropped 6-0 and 1-0 decisions. Illinois advanced four of its seven wrestlers to the quarterfinals. Looking to become the Illini’s first three-time champion, junior Isaiah Martinez led the way with a 14-4 major decision in the first round and an 8-5 win over 16thseeded Nicholas Wanzek of Minnesota in the second at 165. Martinez, who won his previous national championships at 157, is 29-0 this season and 96-1 in his college career. Carbondale’s Zane Richards, a four-time qualifier who earned All-American honors with a fourth-place finish in 2016, improved to 27-4 with a pair of victories at 133 on Thursday. After winning by medical forfeit, the eighth-seed Richards pulled out a 7-6 win in sudden victory over ninth-seeded Scotty Parker of Lehigh. Another four-time qualifier, Zac Brunson (30-8) followed up on a major decision in the first round to knock of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Jake Residori 6-2 in the second round. Brunson is seeded 10th at 174. At 184, the Illini’s Emery Parker (30-8) advanced to the quarterfinals in his first NCAA trip, winning 6-2 in the first round and 14-9 over Ohio State’s Myles Martin in the second. As a freshman last year, Martin came out of nowhere to capture the championship at 174. The Illini, who are tied for 12th heading in to Friday’s action, still have 125-pound Travis Piotrowski (19-14) and 157-pound Kyle Langenderfer (24-9) in the consolation bracket. Eric Barone (10-10) was eliminated at 149, losing by fall in the first round and 7-3 in wrestlebacks.

1. Penn State 30.5 2. Ohio State 26.0 3. Iowa 24.5 4. Oklahoma State 24.0 5. Missouri 20.0 6. Minnesota 19.5 7. Virginia Tech 18.0 8. Cornell 17.5 9. Arizona State 13.5 9. Illinois 13.5 9. Lehigh 13.5 9. Nebraska 13.5 13. Central Michigan 12.0 14. Edinboro 11.5 15. Northern Iowa 11.0 15. Rider 11.0 17. NC State 10.0 17. Old Dominion 10.0 19. Michigan 9.0 20. South Dakota State 8.5 20. Virginia 8.5 22. Wisconsin 8.0 23. Appalachian State 7.5 24. Northern Illinois 6.0 24. Oregon State 6.0 24. Rutgers 6.0 24. Stanford 6.0 24. Wyoming 6.0 29. Pittsburgh 5.5 29. SIU Edwardsville 5.5 31. Bufalo 5.0 32. Maryland 4.5 32. Princeton 4.5 34. Pennsylvania 4.0 35. Michigan State 3.5 35. North Carolina 3.5 35. North Dakota State 3.5 35. Oklahoma 3.5 39. Navy 3.0 39. Northwestern 3.0 41. Duke 2.5 41. Northern Colorado 2.5 43. American 2.0 43. Bucknell 2.0 43. Eastern Michigan 2.0 43. Indiana 2.0 47. Army 1.5 47. Cleveland State 1.5 47. CSU Bakersield 1.5 47. Drexel 1.5 47. Lock Haven 1.5 47. Ohio 1.5 47. Purdue 1.5 54. Binghamton U. 1.0 54. Campbell 1.0 54. Clarion 1.0 54. Columbia 1.0 54. Iowa State 1.0 54. Utah Valley University 1.0 54. West Virginia 1.0 61. Cal Poly 0.5 61. George Mason 0.5 61. Kent State 0.5 64. Boise State 0.0 64. Brown 0.0 64. Gardner-Webb 0.0 64. Harvard 0.0 64. The Citadel 0.0 69. Chattanooga -0.5

WRESTLING NOTEBOOK SIUE’s Rodriguez pulls out win to reach quarterinals at 125 Freddie Rodriguez survived and advanced. At the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, that’s all that really matters. “All you can do is go out and ight for seven minutes,” Rodriguez, a senior from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, said after a 7-5 victory over Bufalo’s Kyle Akins Thursday night. With the win at 125 pounds, the 14th-seeded Rodriguez (23-6) moves into the quarterinals Friday morning at Scottrade Center. Rodriguez, who won by technical fall in Friday’s opening round, came on strong in the second period against Akins to build a 6-1 lead. But Akins (20-6) made things

interesting in the third, cutting the lead to 6-5. A riding-time point gave Rodriguez the 7-5 decision. “I deinitely didn’t let up. He just caught me,” said Rodriguez, a former junior college national champion who won a pair of matches at last year’s NCAAs in New York City. “I didn’t come up as strong as I should of the whistle and that gave him the opportunity to score on me. I have to learn from that and make sure I do a better job tomorrow.” Akin advanced through the opening round with a forfeit after third-seeded Nick Suriano of Ohio State was forced to drop out of the tournament due to an ankle injury. But Rodriguez tried to put that out of his mind. “I don’t think my game plan ever changes,” he said. “Am I fortunate? Yes. But, I mean,

this kid right here wasn’t seeded and he deinitely gave me a run for my money. You just can’t count anybody out in this tournament.” Rodriguez’s teammate, senior Jake Residori, also had an eventful irst day. After winning 7-6 in a pigtail match at 157, he posted a 6-5 irst-round win over seventhseeded Kyle Crutchmer of Oklahoma State. Crutchmer, the lone Cowboy to lose in the irst round, earned All-American honors in 2015, placing ifth. But Residori (21-12) dropped a 6-2 decision in the second round to four-time qualiier Zac Brunson of Illinois. The Cougars’ Jake Tindle, a Triad High product making his second NCAA appearance, lost twice by fall on Thursday to inish the season at 19-12.

Mixed results for Holt duo • Seeded sixth at 157, Clayton Ream of North Dakota State had a short stay in his third consecutive NCAA appearance. A junior who starred at Holt High in Wentzville, Ream went 2-2 here in 2015 and 1-2 last year at Madison Square Garden. This year, he simply couldn’t get it going, losing 8-5 and 8-4 to inish of a 24-6 season. Ream’s former high school teammate, Colby Smith (27-10) of Appalachian State, fared a bit better. After losing by major decision in the irst round, the true freshman was awarded a medical forfeit on Thursday night and remains alive in the consolation bracket at 133. Joe Lyons

WOMEN’S FROZEN FOUR

Minnesota looks for repeat in talented group for inals Same four teams battled for hockey title last year

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Minnesota captains Hannah Brandt (left) and Lee Stecklein after defeating Boston College 3-1 in last year’s title game.

FROZEN FOUR At Family Arena, St. Charles Tickets • Available online at metrotix.com, by phone at 800-293-5949 or at the Family Arena box oice. FRIDAY’S SEMIFINALS • Wisconsin vs. Boston College, 5 p.m. • Clarkson vs. Minnesota, 8 p.m. SUNDAY • Championship: 2 p.m.

BY JEFF GORDON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you’re looking for a Cinderella sports team to follow, don’t stop by the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four this weekend in St. Charles. The best women’s college hockey teams are battling at The Family Arena. There are no underdogs left in the bracket, only national powers. Wisconsin will play Boston College at 5 p.m. Friday and Clarkson faces defending champion Minnesota in the 8 p.m. game. The winners will square off Sunday in the 2 p.m. national championship game. These teams carry a combined season record of 116-18-14 into this weekend. “The same group that was at the Frozen Four last year are here again, and so each team has experience, each team understands what it takes to be a champion and so it makes for an exciting field,” Wisconsin coach Mark Johnson said Thursday afternoon. “I think one of these four teams is capable of winning the championship here,” Clarkson coach Matt Desrosiers said. “I don’t think anyone is overlooking any other team, I don’t think anyone is looking past their first game onto the finals. “Every team has been in these types of situations before.” Between them, these programs have won 11 of the last 13 NCAA titles. “The quality of the teams is real high, so I think the people in the St. Louis area

and the fans that come out (Friday) afternoon and evening and the championship game will see some high-end hockey,” said Johnson, who briefly played for the Blues (17 games in 1984-85) during his 11-year NHL career. Minnesota scored the only upset in this year’s tournament, winning at Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 in the quarterfinals. That prevented Minnesota-Duluth, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, from bidding for its sixth national championship. But can any Minnesota victory be much of a surprise? The defending champion Gophers have reached the Frozen Four 13 times and won six NCAA titles. This is their sixth consecutive semifinal appearance. They have reached the last five title games, winning four of them. “Each team is diferent every year,” said Gophers defenseman Lee Stecklein, one of six seniors on the team. “You have to treat each experience as a unique one. I think this one has gone through more than the other teams in the past, just some more challenges, more injuries. I’m really proud of how we’ve found a way through each of those and really grown as a group.” Wisconsin, riding a 21-game winning streak, is the top-ranked team in the country. The Badgers have won four national championships, most recently in 2011. “We’ve been fortunate enough to be here four years for my class,” said senior goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens, who is 28-1-4 this season with a 0.69 goalsagainst average and a .963 save percent-

age. “We definitely want to win one to leave a legacy at Wisconsin, an amazing program, very successful in the past. We want to leave our mark too.” Clarkson, the No. 2 seed, won the 2014 national title and has played in three of the last four Frozen Fours. Senior forward Cayley Mercer had 58 points (26 goals, 32 assists) in 39 games to lead the explosive Golden Knights. “Our scoring has actually been fairly spread out this season,” Mercer said. “It’s something that we’ve shared through the forwards, through the defense, through everyone.” Boston College has never won a national title, but this is its third straight trip to the Frozen Four. The Eagles reached the championship game with a 40-0 record last season before falling to Minnesota 3-1. They lost six seniors off that powerhouse, but regrouped with a young team over the course of this campaign. Freshman Delaney Belinaskas (16 goals, 17 assists) and sophomore Makenna Newkirk (15 goals, 24 assists) were among the underclassmen leading the charge. “Obviously we lost a lot of great forwards and D last year to this year,” coach Katie Crowley said. “But the way that this team stepped up, we’ve had some injuries and some people leave our team, and everybody stepped up in different ways. That’s one of the things that is special about this team.” Jef Gordon • 314-340-8175 @gordoszone on Twitter jgordon@post-dispatch.com


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The worst seed to win through Thursday’s early evening session, as Middle Tennessee beat No. 5 Minnesota. Last year, as a 15 seed, the Blue Raiders defeated No. 2 Michigan State.

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The number of contests Vermont had won in a row, the most in the nation, until being upended Thursday night by

Purdue.

The number of games No. 1 seeds have won, without a loss, since seeding for the tourney began in 1985. Villanova and Gonzaga prevailed Thursday.

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Villanova rolls after a slow start coming out and, you know, missing some shots, coming out and making some mistakes,” Wright said. “But the level of energy we started the game with, I just didn’t think we were capable of that. I’m in a little bit of shock myself.” Villanova, though, recovered and took its first lead at 26-25 when Eric Paschall powered home a dunk with 2:33 left in the half. With all five starters coming back, Mount St.Mary’s should be in position to get back in the NCAA tourney field. “Everyone got a glimpse of how good we can be,” coach Jamion Christian said. “It shows that when you have a program, no matter your seed, and you have guys committed to a plan and a high level of enthusiasm, that anything is possible.”

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For 20 minutes, Villanova looked ordinary, vulnerable, maybe even a little scared. Then the Wildcats finished like champions. Donte DiVincenzo scored 21 points and the NCAA Tournament’s top seed shook off a shocking start and stumbled forward in the East region Thursday night with a 76-56 victory over No. 16 seed Mount St. Mary’s in Bufalo, N.Y. Leading by just a point at halftime, the Wildcats (32-3) opened the second half with a 21-6 run and took their first step toward successfully defending their championship. Villanova is trying to be the first back-to-back champ since Florida in 2007, and the Wildcats will have to play better to do so. “I’m not annoyed,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “I really am shocked, not how Mount St. Mary’s played, but that we didn’t start the game with energy. We don’t have time to figure it out.” Since the NCAA went to seeding in 1985, No. 1 seeds are 130-0 against No. 16s. The historic upset remains elusive, but for a while it looked like it could happen in KeyBank Center. Miles Wilson scored 22 points as the Mountaineers (20-16), who edged New Orleans in a First Four matchup on Tuesday, gave the defending champions all they could handle in the first half. “I was thinking we could get the win,” Mount St. Mary’s Elijah Long said. But the Big East champions, who entered this tourney with more wins than any past champion, regrouped at halftime and reserved a date with either Wisconsin or Virginia Tech on Saturday. Those teams played late Thursday. It wasn’t easy. It’s not supposed to be.

Florida 80, East Tennessee State 65 • Devin Robinson tied his career-high with 24 points, Kasey Hill added 14 and No. 4 seed Florida used a second-half surge to win in Orlando, Fla. Robinson, an NBA prospect, scored his most points in nearly two months. He made 10 of 17 shots and chipped in seven rebounds. T.J. Cromer led the 13th-seeded Buccaneers (278) with 19 points. Florida (25-8) next meets Virginia, on Saturday in Orlando.

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Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo (right) drives to the basket against Mount St. Mary’s Chris Wray on Thursday.

“They outplayed us,” Wright said. “At the end, we had more size and some more talented players who made plays. They deserve a lot of credit.” Jalen Brunson scored 14 points and Mikal Bridges had 13 for the Wildcats. Villanova not only survived a

tough test from the Mountaineers but a horrendous shooting night by senior Kris Jenkins. The hero of last year’s NCAA title game, when his 3-pointer at the horn defeated North Carolina, missed his first 10 shots and finished just two of 13 from the floor. “I’m not worried about him at

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all,” Wright said. Showing no fear against a team the was favored by 25 points, the Mountaineers jumped to a 10-2 lead. The Wildcats missed their first eight shots, committed two turnovers and had three shots blocked in the opening 5 minutes. “I thought we were capable of

Virginia 76, UNC Wilmington 71 • London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added a career-high 23 of the bench and No. 5 seed Virginia rallied from 15 points down to win in Orlando. Perrantes scored 19 points in the second half as the Cavaliers (23-10) got their slow-paced offense going. The 13th-seeded Seahawks (29-6) wouldn’t go away, though. Chris Flemmings hit a 3-pointer then Devontae Cacok hit a layup to make it 73-71 with less than a minute to play. But Shayok answered, banking in a runner that gave the Cavs some breathing room in the closing seconds.

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Purdue’s P.J. Thompson (left) and Carsen Edwards celebrate in the final seconds of the Boilermakers’ 80-70 victory over Vermont on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Middle Tennessee’s Reggie Upshaw (left) guards Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy on Thursday afternoon. Upshaw scored 19 points to help the Blue Raiders gain an upset victory.

Purdue handles Vermont

Middle Tennessee at it again

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MILWAUKEE • Vincent Edwards scored

15 of his 21 points in the second half, and Purdue held off Vermont 80-70 on Thursday night for its first victory in the NCAA Tournament in five years. Caleb Swanigan added 16 points, 14 rebounds and four assists for the fourthseeded Boilermakers (26-7), who were upset by Arkansas-Little Rock in doubleovertime in the first round of last year’s tournament. Dakota Mathias made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Next up for Purdue is a second-round game Saturday against the winner of the late Thursday night Nevada-Iowa State contest. “It feels good but I don’t think we want to stop here,” Mathias said. “We play a good opponent the next game, have a quick turnaround, we’ve got to take care of ourselves and get back at it.” It was No. 13 seed Vermont’s first loss of 2017. The Catamounts (29-6), the regular-season and tournament champions in the America East Conference, had the nation’s longest active win streak — 21 games. But they were unable to make up for a huge disadvantage inside against the bigger, stronger Boilermakers.

Anthony Lamb had 20 points and nine rebounds for Vermont, and Trae BellHaynes finished with 15 points, seven boards and six assists. With Swanigan and 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas, Purdue had a huge size advantage around the rim. But the Catamounts played tough perimeter defense, turning post passes into a risky proposition, and stayed right with the Boilermakers with opportunistic baskets on offense. But the combination of Edwards and Swanigan was too much to overcome down the stretch. Edwards scored Purdue’s first eight points of the second half, helping the Boilermakers open a 45-38 lead. Every time Vermont made a charge in the second half, Purdue had an answer. Darren Payen made a jumper and Ernie Duncan hit a 3 to get the Catamounts within one before Swanigan responded with a 3 for the Boilermakers. A jumper by Lamb trimmed Purdue’s lead to five points, but Carsen Edwards and P.J. Thompson each hit a 3 to give the Boilermakers a 76-65 advantage with 1:56 remaining. The Boilermakers finished with a 3828 rebounding advantage and outscored the Catamounts 42-24 in the lane. It was their first NCAA Tournament win since they beat Saint Mary’s in the first round in 2012. “It’s nice to get that monkey off our back,” Mathias said.

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MILWAUKEE • Middle Tennessee took

down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, though the latest victory didn’t really feel like an upset. The 12th-seeded Blue Raiders stood up to No. 5 seed Minnesota’s rugged defense, then blew past the foul-prone Golden Gophers for an 81-72 victory on Thursday. Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after shocking Michigan State as a No. 15 seed last March in St. Louis. “We think we belong on a national stage,” coach Kermit Davis said. “I knew we’d play well and we did so today.” Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points and Giddy Potts added 15 for the Blue Raiders (31-4), who move on to face fourth-seeded Butler in the second round on Saturday. No longer a mystery team in March, the Red Raiders played like seasoned NCAA veterans with the way they held of the Gophers’ comeback attempt from a 17-point deficit in front of a loud and large contingent of Minnesota fans. Upshaw, a senior captain, responded with seven straight points, including a 3-pointer and a reverse layup during a 7-3 run to help give Middle Tennessee a

10-point lead with 3:40 left. “I don’t think so at all,” Davis said when asked if he would classify the win as an upset. “We have a lot of respect for Minnesota, but I think our record speaks for itself, and what we’ve done all year long.” The Blue Raiders set a school record for victories and a Conference USA record with 17 league wins. A season of redemption came to an end for fifth-seeded Minnesota (24-10), which bounced back from an eight-win season in 2015-16 to return to the NCAAs. Amir Cofey had 17 points to lead Minnesota, while Dupree McBrayer added 16. “We don’t believe in moral victories, but honestly I’m so proud of this team and this is probably one of the most historical Gopher teams,” center Reggie Lynch said. Butler 76, Winthrop 64 • Avery Woodson scored 18 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers in his tourney debut, and the fourth-seeded Bulldogs contained star guard Keon Johnson en route to a victory over the 13th-seeded Eagles. Woodson, a graduate transfer from Memphis, hit five 3s in the first half to help the Bulldogs (24-8) build a 14-point halftime lead. A 12-2 run in the middle of the second half gave Butler a 60-43 lead with less than eight minutes left and put the game out of reach. Xavier Cooks had 23 points to lead the Big South champion Eagles (26-7).


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The worst seed to win Thursday, as Middle Tennessee beat No. 5 Minnesota. Last year, as a 15 seed, the Blue Raiders defeated No. 2 Michigan State.

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The number of contests Vermont had won in a row, the most in the nation, until being upended Thursday night by

Purdue.

The number of games No. 1 seeds have won, without a loss, since seeding for the tourney began in 1985. Villanova and Gonzaga prevailed Thursday.

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Villanova rolls after a slow start Big run at beginning of second half sparks defending champion

that. I’m in a little bit of shock.” Villanova recovered and took its first lead at 26-25 when Eric Paschall powered home a dunk with 2:33 left in the half.

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Wisconsin 84, Virginia Tech 74 • Bronson Koenig made a schoolrecord eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points and Nigel Hayes added 16 as the NCAA Tournamenttested Badgers won in Bufalo. Eighth-seeded Wisconsin (26-9) made all the big plays in the closing minutes. Koenig’s seventh 3-pointer — and fourth of the second half — put the Badgers ahead 63-59 with 8:21 remaining. He dropped another one a few minutes later, that shot hitting the front of the rim and bouncing of the backboard before dropping through the net. Zach Leday scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half to pace the ninth-seeded Hokies (22-11).

For 20 minutes, Villanova looked ordinary, vulnerable, maybe even a little scared. Then the Wildcats finished like champions. Donte DiVincenzo scored 21 points and the NCAA Tournament’s top seed shook of a shocking start and stumbled forward in the East region Thursday night with a 76-56 win over No. 16 seed Mount St. Mary’s in Bufalo, N.Y. Leading by just a point at halftime, the Wildcats (32-3) opened the second half with a 21-6 run and took their first step toward successfully defending their championship. Villanova is trying to be the first back-to-back champ since Florida in 2007, and the Wildcats will have to play better to do so. “I’m not annoyed,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said. “I really am shocked, not how Mount St. Mary’s played, but that we didn’t start the game with energy. We don’t have time to figure it out.” Since the NCAA went to seeding in 1985, No. 1 seeds are 130-0 against No. 16s. The historic upset remains elusive, but for a while it looked like it could happen in KeyBank Center. Miles Wilson scored 22 points as the Mountaineers (20-16), who edged New Orleans in a First Four matchup on Tuesday, gave the defending champions all they could handle in the first half. “I was thinking we could get the win,” Mount St. Mary’s Elijah Long said. But the Big East champions, who entered this tourney with more wins than any past champion, regrouped at halftime and reserved a date with Wisconsin on Saturday. It wasn’t easy. It’s not supposed to be. “They outplayed us,” Wright said. “At the end, we had more size and some more talented players who made plays. They

Florida 80, East Tennessee State 65 • Devin Robinson tied his career-high with 24 points, Kasey Hill added 14 and No. 4 seed Florida used a second-half surge to win in Orlando, Fla. Robinson, an NBA prospect, scored his most points in nearly two months. He made 10 of 17 shots and chipped in seven rebounds. T.J. Cromer led the 13th-seeded Buccaneers (278) with 19 points. Florida (25-8) meets Virginia on Saturday in Orlando.

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Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo (right) drives to the basket against Mount St. Mary’s Chris Wray on Thursday.

deserve a lot of credit.” Jalen Brunson scored 14 points for the Wildcats, who not only survived a tough test but a horrendous shooting day by senior Kris Jenkins. The hero of last year’s NCAA title game, when his 3-pointer at the horn defeated North Carolina, missed his first

10 shots and finished just two of 13 from the floor. “I’m not worried about him at all,” Wright said. Showing no fear against a team the was favored by 25 points, the Mountaineers jumped to a 10-2 lead. The Wildcats missed their first eight shots, committed two

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turnovers and had three shots blocked in the opening 5 minutes. “I thought we were capable of coming out and, you know, missing some shots, coming out and making some mistakes,” Wright said. “But the level of energy we started the game with, I just didn’t think we were capable of

Virginia 76, UNC Wilmington 71 • London Perrantes scored 24 points, Marial Shayok added 23 of the bench and No. 5 seed Virginia rallied from 15 points down to win in Orlando. Perrantes scored 19 points in the second half as the Cavaliers (23-10) got their slowpaced ofense going. The 13th-seeded Seahawks (29-6) wouldn’t go away, though. Chris Flemmings hit a 3-pointer then Devontae Cacok hit a layup to make it 73-71 with less than a minute to play. But Shayok answered, banking in a runner that gave the Cavs some breathing room in the closing seconds.

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Purdue’s P.J. Thompson (left) and Carsen Edwards celebrate in the final seconds of the Boilermakers’ 80-70 victory over Vermont on Thursday in Milwaukee.

Middle Tennessee’s Reggie Upshaw (left) guards Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy on Thursday afternoon. Upshaw scored 19 points to help the Blue Raiders gain an upset victory.

Purdue handles Vermont

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MILWAUKEE • Vincent Edwards scored

15 of his 21 points in the second half, and Purdue held off Vermont 80-70 on Thursday night for its first victory in the NCAA Tournament in five years. Caleb Swanigan added 16 points, 14 rebounds and four assists for the fourthseeded Boilermakers (26-7), who were upset by Arkansas-Little Rock in doubleovertime in the first round of last year’s tournament. Dakota Mathias made three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points. Next up for Purdue is a second-round game Saturday against Iowa State. “It feels good but I don’t think we want to stop here,” Mathias said. “We play a good opponent the next game, have a quick turnaround, we’ve got to take care of ourselves and get back at it.” It was No. 13 seed Vermont’s first loss of 2017. The Catamounts (29-6), the regular-season and tournament champions in the America East Conference, had the nation’s longest active win streak — 21 games. But they were unable to make up for a huge disadvantage inside against the bigger, stronger Boilermakers. Anthony Lamb had 20 points and nine rebounds for Vermont, and Trae Bell-

Haynes finished with 15 points, seven boards and six assists. With Swanigan and 7-foot-2 center Isaac Haas, Purdue had a huge size advantage around the rim. But the Catamounts played tough perimeter defense, turning post passes into a risky proposition, and stayed right with the Boilermakers with opportunistic baskets on offense. But the combination of Edwards and Swanigan was too much to overcome down the stretch. Edwards scored Purdue’s first eight points of the second half, helping the Boilermakers open a 45-38 lead. Every time Vermont made a charge in the second half, Purdue had an answer. Iowa State 84, Nevada 73 • Monte Morris had 19 points, eight rebounds and eight assists to help the Cyclones advance to the second round for the second straight year. Deonte Burton added 14 points and eight rebounds as fifth-seeded Iowa State (24-10) won for the 10th time in its last 11 games, building off an impressive run through the Big 12 Tournament. Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas had 13 points. Cameron Oliver scored 22 points for No. 12 seed Nevada (28-7), which had won nine straight by an average of 15 points. Jordan Caroline, a transfer from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, had 20 points and eight rebounds. Marcus Marshall, a transfer from Missouri State, finished with 16 points.

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MILWAUKEE • Middle Tennessee took

down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, though the latest victory didn’t really feel like an upset. The 12th-seeded Blue Raiders stood up to No. 5 seed Minnesota’s rugged defense, then blew past the foul-prone Golden Gophers for an 81-72 victory on Thursday. Middle Tennessee proved it was no one-year wonder after shocking Michigan State as a No. 15 seed last March in St. Louis. “We think we belong on a national stage,” coach Kermit Davis said. “I knew we’d play well and we did so today.” Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points and Giddy Potts added 15 for the Blue Raiders (31-4), who move on to face fourth-seeded Butler in the second round on Saturday. No longer a mystery team in March, the Red Raiders played like seasoned NCAA veterans with the way they held of the Gophers’ comeback attempt from a 17-point deficit in front of a loud and large contingent of Minnesota fans. Upshaw, a senior captain, responded with seven straight points, including a 3-pointer and a reverse layup during a 7-3 run to help give Middle Tennessee a

10-point lead with 3:40 left. “I don’t think so at all,” Davis said when asked if he would classify the win as an upset. “We have a lot of respect for Minnesota, but I think our record speaks for itself, and what we’ve done all year long.” The Blue Raiders set a school record for victories and a Conference USA record with 17 league wins. A season of redemption came to an end for fifth-seeded Minnesota (24-10), which bounced back from an eight-win season in 2015-16 to return to the NCAAs. Amir Cofey had 17 points to lead Minnesota, while Dupree McBrayer added 16. “We don’t believe in moral victories, but honestly I’m so proud of this team and this is probably one of the most historical Gopher teams,” center Reggie Lynch said. Butler 76, Winthrop 64 • Avery Woodson scored 18 points and tied a career high with six 3-pointers in his tourney debut, and the fourth-seeded Bulldogs contained star guard Keon Johnson en route to a victory over the 13th-seeded Eagles. Woodson, a graduate transfer from Memphis, hit five 3s in the first half to help the Bulldogs (24-8) build a 14-point halftime lead. A 12-2 run in the middle of the second half gave Butler a 60-43 lead with less than eight minutes left and put the game out of reach. Xavier Cooks had 23 points to lead the Big South champion Eagles (26-7).


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16 M.St.Mary’s

32-3

56

UC Davis Saturday

8 Wisconsin

25-9

Miami (Fla.) 21-11 8

9 Va. Tech

22-10

Michigan St. 19-14 9

5 Virginia

76

8:20 Fri., TNT Thursday

Iowa State 23-10 5 Virginia

12 UNC Wilm.

23-10

Late

71

Nevada

28-6 12

Purdue

80 4

MIDWEST

Vermont

70 13

Kansas City Sprint Center

Creighton

Saturday

Saturday

4 Florida

80 Florida

Purdue

25-8

13 East Tenn. St. 65 6 SMU

EAST New York Madison Square Garden

30-4

Mar. 26

Mar. 25

26-7

25-9

Rhode Island 24-9 11 Sunday

Sunday

3 Baylor

25-7

Oregon

11:40 a.m. Fri., truTV

7 S. Carolina 22-10

Michigan

24-11 7

11:15 a.m. Fri., KMOV (4)

NCAA BASKETBALL DIVISION I MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

19-12 Sunday

27-8

6:20 Fri., TBS

22-14

1ST ROUND

22-12 14

Okla. St.

20-12 10

Louisville

24-8 2

Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS

8:50 Fri., TBS

15 Troy

Iona Thursday

Mar. 24

2 Duke

29-5 3

1 Fri., TBS

14 N. Mexico St. 28-5

10 Marquette

25-9 6

3:30 Fri., TBS

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

2:10 Fri., truTV

11 USC

MILWAUKEE

ORLANDO, FLA.

Mar. 24

TULSA, OKLA.

23-12 16

Sunday

Late

GREENVILLE, S.C.

28-4 1

5:50 Fri., TNT TULSA, OKLA.

BUFFALO, N.Y.

1 Villanova

1:45 Fri., KMOV (4)

J'ville St.

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SWEET 16 REGIONALS 2ND ROUND

20-14 15

1ST ROUND

SEMIFINALS 66 Gonzaga 16 S. Dakota St.

33-1

Saturday, April 1, 5:10 and 7:50 p.m., KMOV (Ch. 4)

24-11

Monday, April 3, 8:20 p.m., KMOV (Ch. 4) University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Ariz.

46 68 N'western

9 Vanderbilt

66

BUFFALO, N.Y.

6 Maryland

Minnesota

72 5

Mid. Tenn.

81 12

Butler

76 4

SOUTH

Winthrop

64 13

Memphis Fedex Forum

Cincinnati

29-5 6

Mid. Tenn. Saturday

86 27-8

Butler

80

WEST San Jose, Calif. SAP Center

65

Mar. 25

Mar. 26

24-8

22-13

6:27 Fri., truTV

76

3 Florida State 25-8 Late

14 FGCU

26-7

Dayton 29-4

24-7 7

6:10 Fri., KMOV (4)

Wichita St.

30-4 10

Kentucky

29-5 2

Sunday

30-4

8:40 Fri., KMOV (4)

Late

16 M.St.Mary’s

22-13 14

INDIANAPOLIS

SALT LAKE CITY

85

Saturday

15 N. Dakota

29-4 3

Mar. 24

77

2 Arizona

UCLA Kent State

St. Mary’s 10 VCU

21-13 11

8:57 Fri., truTV Thursday

7 St. Mary’s

Kansas St. Sunday

Saturday

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

11 Xavier

31-4

58

Xavier ORLANDO

21-11 9

MILWAUKEE

13 Bucknell

25-9 8

Seton Hall

60

W. Virginia

Arkansas

Mar. 24

Saturday

4 W. Virginia

23-11 16

12:30 Fri., TNT

Notre Dame 26-9 12 Princeton

Texas So. Sunday

Thursday

5 Notre Dame

27-7 1

3 Fri., TNT

CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday

8 N'western

N. Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C.

SALT LAKE CITY

1 Gonzaga

22-9

67 16 New Orleans

No. Kentucky24-10 15

66

11 Kansas St.

95 11 Wake Forest

88

FIRST FOUR

16 N.C. Central

63 16 UC Davis

67

11 Providence

71 11 USC

75

DAYTON, OHIO

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At Northwestern, the party goes on. And at Vanderbilt, there is only one question: What was he thinking? Northwestern’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt in Salt Lake City, came after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Bryant McIntosh of the Wildcats on purpose with 14.6 seconds left in a game his team led by a point, sending McIntosh to the free throw line for the goahead points. “I actually thought we were down one,” Fisher-Davis explained after Thursday’s heartbreaker in the West region. “Coach ... pointed at him, but he was just telling me that was my matchup. I took it as (I should) foul.” And though Fisher-Davis scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help ninth-seeded Vandy (19-16) rally from 15 points down, his mistake was the main takeaway from this game. “An honest mistake,” Northwestern coach Chris Collins called it. “You feel bad for the players. He was tremendous today. Certainly, I was surprised.” The sequence was set up after Riley LaChance made a layup with 17.8 seconds remaining to put the Commodores up by one. But seconds after the in-bounds pass, Fisher-Davis reached out and grabbed McIntosh around the waist while the Northwestern guard was dribbling up the backcourt. That put eighth-seeded Northwestern in the double bonus, and McIntosh went to the line and calmly swished the free throws with 14.6 seconds left for a 67-66 lead. “When he grabbed me, I had thought we were down one, and I’m thinking maybe I made a mistake,” McIntosh said. “I had to put my mind on making the free throws.” Northwestern forced LaChance to miss a 3 on the next possession and the Wildcats made (24-11) another free throw. FisherDavis heaved a desperation shot at the buzzer, but it missed, and he sunk his head and reached down to his shoes in despair before heading to the sideline where his teammates hugged him. While the Wildcats doused Collins with water to celebrate a win that extends the program’s first trip to March Madness into a matchup Saturday in Salt Lake City with top seed Gonzaga, there were red eyes in the Vanderbilt locker room. Gonzaga 66, South Dakota State 46 • Jordan Mathews scored 16 points to help Gonzaga slowly pull away in Salt Lake City

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Northwestern forward Gavin Skelly (right) celebrates his team’s victory as (from left) Joe Toye, Jef Roberson and Matthew Fisher-Davis of Vanderbilt leave the court.

to avoid the first No. 1 vs. 16 seed upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The Jackrabbits (18-17) led for the first 17 minutes and stayed in range for most of the game. They did it without a breakout game from Mike Daum. The nation’s second-leading scorer finished with 17 points — more than eight below his average. Przemek Karnowski, who had 10 points, scored three straight buckets for the Bulldogs (331) to help them expand the lead to 20 with 5 minutes left, and it was over. Notre Dame 60, Princeton 58 • Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and Notre Dame survived in Bufalo, N.Y. The 12th-seeded Tigers had a chance to pull ahead on their final possession, but Devin Cannady missed an open 3-pointer just before the final horn. Spencer Weisz led the Tigers with 15 points. The Fighting Irish (26-9) meet West Virginia on Saturday. West Virginia 86, Bucknell 80 • Nathan Adrian had 12 points and 10 rebounds,

leading the fourth-seeded Mountaineers (27-9) past the Bison in Buffalo. Kimbal Mackenzie’s 23 points led Bucknell (26-9). Xavier 76, Maryland 65 • Trevon Bluiett scored 21 points and Sean O’Mara had 18 to help the No. 11 seed Musketeers (2213) upset the sixth-seeded Terrapins (249) in Orlando, Fla. Kevin Huerter led the Terps with 19 points. The Musketeers next play on Saturday, against the winner of the late Thursday night Florida Gulf Coast-Florida State game. St. Mary’s 85, Virginia Commonwealth 77 • Jock Landale had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the seventh-seeded Gaels won in Salt Lake City. JeQuan Lewis paced No. 10 VCU (26-9) with 30 points. St. Mary’s (29-4) next plays on Saturday, against the winner of the late Thursday night Arizona-North Dakota contest.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK Crean fired as Indiana coach Tom Crean put Indiana basketball back in the national conversation. As it turned out, there was too much talk and not enough wins. Not for the Hoosiers. Nine years after taking over a team mired in turmoil following an NCAA scandal, Crean was fired Thursday after missing the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in his tenure. The 50-year-old coach had three years remaining on his contract, and the move comes a little more than three months before his buyout would have dropped from $4 million to $1 million. But with so much angst among the general public, athletics director Fred Glass couldn’t aford to give Crean another chance. “The expectations for IU basketball are to perennially contend and win multiple Big Ten championships, regularly go deep into the NCAA Tournament and win our next national championship and more after that,” Glass said. “We will look to identify and recruit a coach who can help us meet these expectations.” Glass will immediately begin looking for a successor. Despite going 166-135, winning the two conference titles and last year’s Big Ten coach of the year award, Creen’s teams never advanced beyond the Sweet 16. And after last season’s surprising Big Ten title run, the Hoosiers again fell flat. They began the season as one of the Big Ten favorites and were ranked as high as No. 3 in November after upsets of Kansas and North Carolina. But when Nebraska ended the Hoosiers’ 26-game home-court winning streak in December, the season unraveled. They ended up at 18-16. Court document implicates KU player • One day before top-seeded Kansas opens NCAA Tournament play in Tusla, Okla., court oicials released an aidavit that said freshman star Josh Jackson threatened to “beat” a women’s basketball player during a confrontation in December. Douglas (Kan.) County District Court oicials released the aidavit to The Lawrence Journal-World detailing statements from McKenzie Calvert and two other Kansas women’s basketball players who witnessed the argument Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. The release was the latest in a series of embarrassing moments this season for both Kansas and its talented freshman — who was suspended for last week’s quarterfinal loss to Texas Christian in the Big 12 tournament as punishment for an accumulation of incidents. Despite the latest news, Kansas coach Bill Self remained adamant that Jackson would play Friday, against UC Davis. “(Jackson) is a tough-minded individual; I think he’s focused,” Self said. “And certainly his role or playing time or whatnot, whatever, will only be dictated by what happens between the lines. It won’t be dictated by anything else.” Associated Press


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32-3

56

UC Davis

84

Miami (Fla.) 21-11 8 Wisconsin

9 Va. Tech

74

5 Virginia

76

26-9

8:20 Fri., TNT

Michigan St. 19-14 9 Thursday

Virginia

Iowa State

84 5

Nevada

73 12

Purdue

80 4

MIDWEST

Vermont

70 13

Kansas City Sprint Center

Creighton

23-10

Iowa State

71 Saturday 7:40 p.m., TNT

4 Florida

Saturday 8:40 p.m., TBS

80 Florida

25-8

Purdue

13 East Tenn. St. 65 6 SMU

24-10

EAST New York Madison Square Garden

30-4

Mar. 26

Mar. 25

26-7

TULSA, OKLA.

25-9

Rhode Island 24-9 11 Sunday

Sunday

3 Baylor

25-7

Oregon

11:40 a.m. Fri., truTV

8:50 Fri., TBS

Michigan

24-11 7

11:15 a.m. Fri., KMOV (4)

NCAA BASKETBALL DIVISION I MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

19-12 Sunday

27-8

6:20 Fri., TBS

22-14

1ST ROUND

22-12 14

Okla. St.

20-12 10

Louisville

24-8 2

Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS

GREENVILLE, S.C.

7 S. Carolina 22-10

15 Troy

Iona Thursday

Friday

2 Duke

29-5 3

1 Fri., TBS

14 N. Mexico St. 28-5

10 Marquette

25-9 6

3:30 Fri., TBS

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

2:10 Fri., truTV

11 USC

MILWAUKEE

ORLANDO, FLA.

Friday

12 UNC Wilm.

23-12 16

Sunday

Saturday 1:40 p.m., KMOV (4)

8 Wisconsin

28-4 1

5:50 Fri., TNT TULSA, OKLA.

BUFFALO, N.Y.

1 Villanova

1:45 Fri., KMOV (4)

J'ville St.

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SWEET 16 REGIONALS 2ND ROUND

20-14 15

1ST ROUND

SEMIFINALS 66 Gonzaga 16 S. Dakota St.

33-1

46

N'western 9 Vanderbilt

24-11

66

BUFFALO, N.Y.

Minnesota

72 5

Mid. Tenn.

81 12

Butler

76 4

SOUTH

Winthrop

64 13

Memphis Fedex Forum

Cincinnati

29-5 6

Mid. Tenn.

6 Maryland

58 Saturday 6:10 p.m., TBS

86 27-8

Butler

80

WEST San Jose, Calif. SAP Center

65

Mar. 25

Mar. 26

22-13

6:27 Fri., truTV

76

Sunday

Saturday 5:10 p.m., TNT

3 Florida State

24-8

86 Florida State 26-8

14 FGCU

80 85

Dayton 29-4

31-4

82

16 M.St.Mary’s

67 16 New Orleans

Wichita St.

30-4 10

Kentucky

29-5 2

Sunday

100

15 N. Dakota

24-7 7

6:10 Fri., KMOV (4)

77

Arizona

22-13 14

INDIANAPOLIS

SALT LAKE CITY

29-4 3

Friday

Saturday 6:45 p.m., KMOV (4)

2 Arizona

UCLA Kent State

St. Mary’s 10 VCU

21-13 11

8:57 Fri., truTV Thursday

7 St. Mary’s

Kansas St.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

Xavier 11 Xavier

31-4 MILWAUKEE

13 Bucknell

ORLANDO

21-11 9

60

W. Virginia

25-9 8

Seton Hall

Saturday 11:10 a.m., KMOV (4)

4 W. Virginia

Arkansas

Friday

Notre Dame 26-9 12 Princeton

23-11 16

12:30 Fri., TNT

Thursday

5 Notre Dame

Texas So. Sunday

Monday, April 3, 8:20 p.m., KMOV (Ch. 4) University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Ariz.

68

27-7 1

3 Fri., TNT

CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday 4:15 p.m., KMOV (4)

8 N'western

N. Carolina

Saturday, April 1, 5:10 and 7:50 p.m., KMOV (Ch. 4)

GREENVILLE, S.C.

SALT LAKE CITY

1 Gonzaga

8:40 Fri., KMOV (4)

No. Kentucky24-10 15

66

11 Kansas St.

95 11 Wake Forest

88

FIRST FOUR

16 N.C. Central

63 16 UC Davis

67

11 Providence

71 11 USC

75

DAYTON, OHIO

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First time’s a charm for Northwestern Wildcats, making initial appearance in event, win a wild one ASSOCIATED PRESS

At Northwestern, the party goes on. And at Vanderbilt, there is only one question: What was he thinking? Northwestern’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory, 68-66 over Vanderbilt in Salt Lake City, came after Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Bryant McIntosh of the Wildcats on purpose with 14.6 seconds left in a game his team led by a point, sending McIntosh to the free throw line for the goahead points. “I actually thought we were down one,” Fisher-Davis explained after Thursday’s heartbreaker in the West region. “Coach ... pointed at him, but he was just telling me that was my matchup. I took it as (I should) foul.” And though Fisher-Davis scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half to help ninth-seeded Vandy (19-16) rally from 15 points down, his miscue was the main takeaway from this game. “An honest mistake,” Northwestern coach Chris Collins called it. “You feel bad for the players. He was tremendous today.” The sequence was set up after Riley LaChance made a layup with 17.8 seconds remaining to put the Commodores up by one. But seconds after the in-bounds pass, Fisher-Davis reached out and grabbed McIntosh around the waist while the Northwestern guard was dribbling up the backcourt. That put eighth-seeded Northwestern in the double bonus, and McIntosh calmly swished the free throws with 14.6 seconds left for a 67-66 lead. “When he grabbed me, I had thought we were down one, and I’m thinking maybe I made a mistake,” McIntosh said. “I had to put my mind on making the free throws.” Northwestern forced LaChance to miss a 3 on the next possession and the Wildcats made (24-11) another free throw. FisherDavis heaved a desperation shot at the buzzer that missed. While the Wildcats doused Collins with water to celebrate a win that extends the program’s first trip to March Madness into a matchup Saturday in Salt Lake City with top seed Gonzaga, there were red eyes in the Vanderbilt locker room. Gonzaga 66, South Dakota State 46 • Jordan Mathews scored 16 points to help Gonzaga slowly pull away in Salt Lake City. The 16th-seeded Jackrabbits (18-17) led for the first 17 minutes and stayed in range for most of the game. They did it without a breakout game from Mike Daum. The nation’s second-leading scorer finished

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Northwestern forward Gavin Skelly (right) celebrates his team’s victory as (from left) Joe Toye, Jef Roberson and Matthew Fisher-Davis of Vanderbilt leave the court.

with 17 points — more than eight below his average. Przemek Karnowski, who had 10 points, scored three straight buckets for the No. 1-seeded Bulldogs (33-1) to help them expand the lead to 20 with 5 minutes left and it was over.

scored 21 points and Sean O’Mara had 18 to help the No. 11 seed Musketeers (2213) upset the sixth-seeded Terrapins (249) in Orlando, Fla. Kevin Huerter led the Terps with 19 points. The Musketeers play Florida State on Saturday.

Notre Dame 60, Princeton 58 • Bonzie Colson scored 18 points and No. 5 seed Notre Dame survived in Bufalo, N.Y. The 12th-seeded Tigers had a chance to pull ahead on their last possession, but Devin Cannady missed an open 3-pointer just before the horn. Spencer Weisz led the Tigers with 15 points. The Fighting Irish (269) face West Virginia on Saturday.

Florida State 86, FGCU 80 • Dwayne Bacon scored 25 points to help the thirdseeded Seminoles (26-8) hold of No. 14 seed Florida Gulf Coast (26-8) in Orlando, Fla.

West Virginia 86, Bucknell 80 • Nathan Adrian had 12 points and 10 rebounds, leading the fourth-seeded Mountaineers (27-9) past the Bison in Buffalo. Kimbal Mackenzie’s 23 points led 13thseeded Bucknell (26-9). Xavier 76, Maryland 65 • Trevon Bluiett

St. Mary’s 85, Virginia Commonwealth 77 • Jock Landale had 18 points and 13 rebounds as the seventh-seeded Gaels won in Salt Lake City. JeQuan Lewis paced No. 10 VCU (26-9) with 30 points. St. Mary’s (29-4) faces Arizona on Saturday. Arizona 100, North Dakota 82 • Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points as the second-seeded Wildcats (31-4) cruised by the No. 15 Fighting Hawks (22-10) in Salt Lake City.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK Crean fired as Indiana coach Tom Crean put Indiana basketball back in the national conversation. As it turned out, there was too much talk and not enough wins. Not for the Hoosiers. Nine years after taking over a team mired in turmoil following an NCAA scandal, Crean was fired Thursday after missing the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in his tenure. The 50-year-old coach had three years remaining on his contract, and the move comes a little more than three months before his buyout would have dropped from $4 million to $1 million. But with so much angst among the general public, athletics director Fred Glass couldn’t aford to give Crean another chance. “The expectations for IU basketball are to perennially contend and win multiple Big Ten championships, regularly go deep into the NCAA Tournament and win our next national championship and more after that,” Glass said. “We will look to identify and recruit a coach who can help us meet these expectations.” Glass will immediately begin looking for a successor. Despite going 166-135, winning the two conference titles and last year’s Big Ten coach of the year award, Creen’s teams never advanced beyond the Sweet 16. And after last season’s surprising Big Ten title run, the Hoosiers again fell flat. They began the season as one of the Big Ten favorites and were ranked as high as No. 3 in November after upsets of Kansas and North Carolina. But when Nebraska ended the Hoosiers’ 26-game home-court winning streak in December, the season unraveled. They ended up at 18-16. Court document implicates KU player • One day before top-seeded Kansas opens NCAA Tournament play in Tusla, Okla., court oicials released an aidavit that said freshman star Josh Jackson threatened to “beat” a women’s basketball player during a confrontation in December. Douglas (Kan.) County District Court oicials released the aidavit to The Lawrence Journal-World detailing statements from McKenzie Calvert and two other Kansas women’s basketball players who witnessed the argument Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. The release was the latest in a series of embarrassing moments this season for both Kansas and its talented freshman — who was suspended for last week’s quarterfinal loss to Texas Christian in the Big 12 tournament as punishment for an accumulation of incidents. Despite the latest news, Kansas coach Bill Self remained adamant that Jackson would play Friday, against UC Davis. “(Jackson) is a tough-minded individual; I think he’s focused,” Self said. “And certainly his role or playing time or whatnot, whatever, will only be dictated by what happens between the lines. It won’t be dictated by anything else.” Associated Press


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Martin faces recruiting test MIZZOU • FROM C1

Anderson left behind. Martin plans to visit Texas next week, Roberts Sr. said, to discuss Martin’s “vision for the program.” Martin, who spent the last three years at California-Berkeley, figures to soon make similar speeches in living rooms around the region and beyond. Mizzou fans hope Martin can poach East St. Louis center and Illinois signee Jeremiah Tilmon and make a push for Edwardsville point guard Mark Smith, who was once committed to play baseball at Mizzou. The area’s two best 2018 prospects are committed to other schools – Webster Groves teammates Carte’Are Gordon (SLU) and Courtney Ramey (Louisville) – but that won’t stop Martin from making his pitch. Martin’s biggest target comes from Columbia via Seattle. Martin could hire recently fired Washington assistant Michael Porter Sr., whose fortunate genetics form a direct path to Michael Porter Jr., the nation’s top-ranked recruit and projected lottery pick for the 2018 NBA draft. The Porters lived in Columbia from 2010 until last year when Porter Sr. joined Lorenzo Romar’s coaching staf at Washington, followed by his son’s commitment to play for the Huskies. Washington athletics director Jennifer Cohen told reporters Wednesday that she would release Porter and UW’s other signed recruits from their letters of intent if they choose to not play for the new coach she hires, the Seattle Times and other outlets reported. Jontay Porter, just a junior in high school, is also committed to Washington and could reclassify to join the 2017 recruiting class. On Thursday, Roberts Sr. mentioned the Porters coming to Mizzou not as a possibility but a given. If Roberts joins the team Martin has two more scholarships to use on his first Mizzou class, though ofseason roster attrition could clear more space. For now, Roberts won’t ask out of his letter of intent, but the family wants to hear more from the new coach. “There’s a lot of moving parts on this deal,” the father said. “It ain’t through moving yet. As you know with the Porters coming and some other things they’re trying to finalize it’s a bit early to get a clear picture right now. … If it works out where my son fits into their vision and

their plan, I’m OK with that. If it works out that he doesn’t, I’m OK with that, too. I’m not mad at (Martin). “He’s coming in and being bold, decisive and changing the program in one big stroke.” Could Mizzou really go from three consecutive last-place finishes in the Southeastern Conference under Anderson to landing the nation’s No. 1 recruit? Possibly. “The fact that you’re going to get maybe the top overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, that definitely doesn’t hurt the publicity and marketability of Missouri basketball,” Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans said. “Will it turn into a lot of wins? I still think there’s a long way to go. I know Michael Porter is a transcendent talent. As we all know you need more than one ballplayer.” Should Martin close out Mizzou’s class with high-profile additions it wouldn’t be the first time he’s made people notice his recruiting prowess. In 2015, he landed five-star forward Ivan Rabb, a local target from Oakland, Calif., and five-star forward Jaylen Brown from Atlanta. “The fact that he beat Kansas and Kentucky and UCLA and even Georgia Tech for (Brown) says a lot,” Evans said. “He beat three bluebloods and the local school. It sent shockwaves through the business. That was never seen before.” Martin hasn’t made splashes that big since the 2015 class but last year signed four-star guard Charlie Moore from Chicago and this year added four-star guard Jemari Baker from Los Angeles. With some late additions to Mizzou’s current class of one, Martin could quickly endear himself to fans uneasy about a track record that includes just two NCAA Tournament appearances in six seasons at Tennessee and Cal. Porter’s arrival might erase those concerns completely. “It would be enormous,” Borzello said. “ If they can get (Porter), I don’t know if they can win 20 or 25 games next year with or without him, but I think it’s huge just for the perception, sort of a stepping stone. … If they show improvement next year with Michael Porter, kids are going to see that, especially in the Midwest, and they’re going to want to play for him.”

WOMEN’S NCAA TOURANMENT

Expectations rise as MU prepares to face S. Florida

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Amber Smith has helped Missouri gain another trip to the women’s NCAA Tournament.

Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

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Newly named Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin’s recruiting prowess will be tested.

How many Porters will Mizzou get? HOCHMAN • FROM C1

Bossi, a national basketball analyst for Rivals and a voter for the McDonald’s AllAmerican teams. “He’s the kind of guy you can build around for the future.” And so, new Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin is transforming the program the oldfashioned way — getting a great player’s dad to be an assistant coach. Sure, this time-honored tradition leaves a bad taste in some folks’ mouths — more so if it’s your rival team doing it, rather than your own lovable losers’ loophole. But the business of basketball is business. And it appears the most influential person in the state of Missouri is Michael Porter Sr. If you haven’t heard his story, I’ll make it quick. Porter Sr. used to be an assistant on the Mizzou women’s team. He’s married to the sister of coach Robin Pingeton. Two of Porter Sr.’s daughters play for the Tigers. But last year, he moved to Seattle — becoming an assistant for the Washington men’s team. The head coach was Lorenzo Romar, Michael Jr.’s godfather. Michael Jr. and Jontay, instant high school stars in Seattle, committed to play college ball at Washington. But Washington stunk, again. Kim Anderson was let go by Mizzou. Romar was let go by Washington. And Martin was hired by Mizzou and ofered Porter Sr. a job. Similar to the Statue of Liberty, Mizzou Arena should have a plaque that says: “Give me your Porters.” “It’s certainly going to put some extra butts in the seats at Mizzou Arena, and it’s going to build a buzz,” said Bossi, who has seen Porter Jr. play “between 80100” times. “I’ll put it like this: To me, he’s hands-down the No. 1 player in the Class of 2017. And I actually think there’s a bit of separation between him and anybody else. But to put it in perspective, the Class of 2016 was one of the most-highly anticipated classes in quite some time — as you can see, freshmen have dominated college basketball this year. And I really think he’s better than any of the freshmen this year in college. “I know that’s bold, especially if you look at the guys from your corridor — say, Jayson Tatum or Brad Beal or in Kansas City, JaRon Rush or any of the Rushes, but

I think as a high-schooler he’s better than any of those guys.” On the mock draft site NBADraft.net, with the first pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, it says the Brooklyn Nets select Michael Porter Jr. from the University of ... Or, it’s crazy to look at it this way. This season, one of the best men’s players in the whole country (Duke’s Tatum) and women’s players (UConn’s Napheesa Collier) both played high school ball in St. Louis. Next season, one of the best men’s and women’s players could both be Mizzou Tigers (Porter Jr. and Sophie Cunningham). Now, it’s easy for hoops fans to point to LSU with Ben Simmons or Romar’s Huskies with Markelle Fultz — having a top pick for a year doesn’t even guarantee you’ll make the tournament. Fine. That’s a fair and easy argument. But Mizzou is trying to resuscitate its program, and the first thing the new coach does is get the best player in the country? Who has a younger brother who’s a top-50 player? This is a culture change. And Mizzou clearly wasn’t great last season, but at least they get most players back, notably my favorite guy to watch on the team, the gutsy Kevin Puryear (11.8 points per game, 6.0 rebounds). Or consider it this way: If coach Martin came in and his big splash was just Jontay — the No. 26 player in the Class of 2018, per ESPN.com — that would still be a big deal, right? Well, he could very well have Jontay and, oh yeah, Michael Jr. Bossi watches more basketball than any of us. But he still remembers the first time he saw Michael Porter Jr. play. It was over in the Kansas City area. MPJ was in the spring of his eighth grade school year. “He was playing against mostly high school freshmen, and he was already 6-5, 6-6 at the time, and he shot the heck out of the ball,” Bossi recalled. “But what really stuck out to me was how fluid he was athletically. Normally you see a 6-5 eighth-grader, and they’re really awkward, just because you should be awkward if you’re that tall that young. But he moved around like a much smaller player — and like a much older player. It was really pretty incredible.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

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COLUMBIA, MO. • Last year’s NCAA Tournament berth was a breakthrough for the Missouri’s women’s basketball team. In Robin Pingeton’s sixth season as coach, the program’s gradual rise ended with a place in the 64-team bracket for the first time in a decade. The Tigers even won a first-round game as the lowerseeded team, beating Brigham Young for the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory since 2001. Last year’s success led to inevitable heightened expectations for continued success. And, now, a new standard. “I hope so,” Pingeton said this week. “That would be our expectation and the standard we’ve set for ourselves. I’ve always said nobody’s going to have more expectations than our staf and our program. This is what we wanted to do. This is our vision for our program.” When the No. 6 seed Tigers (21-10) tip of Friday against 11th-seeded South Florida (24-8) in Tallahassee, Fla., they’ll mark the program’s first appearance in consecutive NCAA Tournaments in 31 years. Another potential milestone will be in the making for the ensuing 40 minutes: Mizzou never has won NCAA Tournament games in consecutive seasons. Friday’s game starts at 4 p.m. (St. Louis time) and is to be televised by ESPN2. The winner advances to Sunday’s second-round game, against the winner of the contest between No. 3 seed Florida State (25-6) and No. 14 seed Western Illinois (26-6). South Florida makes its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth in five years under coach Jose Fernandez. The Bulls’ diverse roster includes players from Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Hungary, Kenya and Latvia. Included is leading scorer Kitija Laska, a 6-foot Latvian for-

Women’s NCAA Tournament > Mizzou vs. South Florida, in Tallahassee, Fla., 4 p.m. Friday, ESPN2

ward averaging 19.2 points per game. Five of Pingeton’s top six scorers played major roles on last year’s team that reached the second round of the tournament before a loss to Texas. With that experience on the court, the Tigers don’t expect to get rattled by the season’s biggest stage. “We were in that environment already last year,” first-team All-SEC guard Sophie Cunningham said. “We have a core group that knows what that feeling is about.” What did the Tigers learn most from last year’s two-game tournament stay in Austin, Texas? “Play with poise and (don’t) make the games bigger than they are,” Cunningham said. “It’s just another game at a neutral site.” When Friday’s game tips of the Tigers will have gone two weeks since their last game, a loss to Texas A&M in the SEC tournament quarterfinals. Pingeton gave her team two days of then resumed practice Monday with shorter but more intense workouts leading up to its trip to Florida. Still, Mizzou has won 10 of its last 13 games heading into Friday’s game. “I felt like we have gotten ourselves in a really good flow,” she told reporters Thursday in Tallahassee. “We are so fortunate enough to have a scout team, a group of guys that we can scrimmage against every day and that really challenge us. I thought it was good. We were crisp and we were sharp in practice, but at the same time we wanted to be fresh and give our bodies a chance to recover.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

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St. Louis University failed to make a 3-pointer in the first half Thursday night, missing 11 attempts and trailing for all but one minute in a first-round women’s National Invitation Tournament game at Chaifetz Arena. So, SLU went a different route in the second half to pull out a 62-57 win over IUPUI. The Billikens shot 61 percent after halftime and attempted only two 3s. Sadie Stipanovich led the way with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed a careerhigh 16 rebounds SLU (25-8) will play at Indiana on Sunday in the second round at 1 p.m. The Billikens failed to make a 3-pointer for the first time this season and had 18 turnovers, but they outrebounded the Jaguars 42-22 and forced 17 turnovers to make up for their weak spots. IUPUI led by five at halftime after leading by as many as eight in the second quarter. The Billikens outscored the Jaguars 19-12 to pull ahead after three quar-

ters and spent the fourth trying to fend of a comeback attempt by the visitors. The Billikens led by as many as eight points with 7 minutes 18 seconds remaining before IUPUI pulled within two. Jackie Kemph, who scored 13 points, followed with two consecutive layups and Jordyn Frantz scored inside to maintain the lead down the stretch. The Billikens held on despite missing four of six free throws in the final 32 seconds. SLU attempted only two 3-pointers in the second half and ended up 0 for 13. SLU has shot 35 percent beyond the arc this season. Because they were relying so heavily on jump shots and 3s, SLU made only six of its first 19 shots. The Billikens shot 53 percent the rest of the way and 70 percent in the fourth. The Billikens will have to play their first road postseason game of the last two years Sunday against the Hoosiers (21-10), who beat Ball State 71-58 on Thursday. Indiana finished fourth in the Big Ten.

> 1 p.m. Sunday at Indiana (21-10)


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Anderson left behind. Martin plans to visit Texas next week, Roberts Sr. said, to discuss Martin’s “vision for the program.” Martin, who spent the last three years at California-Berkeley, figures to soon make similar speeches in living rooms around the region and beyond. Mizzou fans hope Martin can poach East St. Louis center and Illinois signee Jeremiah Tilmon and make a push for Edwardsville point guard Mark Smith, who was once committed to play baseball at Mizzou. The area’s two best 2018 prospects are committed to other schools – Webster Groves teammates Carte’Are Gordon (SLU) and Courtney Ramey (Louisville) – but that won’t stop Martin from making his pitch. Martin’s biggest target comes from Columbia via Seattle. Martin could hire recently fired Washington assistant Michael Porter Sr., whose fortunate genetics form a direct path to Michael Porter Jr., the nation’s top-ranked recruit and projected lottery pick for the 2018 NBA draft. The Porters lived in Columbia from 2010 until last year when Porter Sr. joined Lorenzo Romar’s coaching staf at Washington, followed by his son’s commitment to play for the Huskies. Washington athletics director Jennifer Cohen told reporters Wednesday that she would release Porter and UW’s other signed recruits from their letters of intent if they choose to not play for the new coach she hires, the Seattle Times and other outlets reported. Jontay Porter, just a junior in high school, is also committed to Washington and could reclassify to join the 2017 recruiting class. On Thursday, Roberts Sr. mentioned the Porters coming to Mizzou not as a possibility but a given. If Roberts joins the team Martin has two more scholarships to use on his first Mizzou class, though ofseason roster attrition could clear more space. For now, Roberts won’t ask out of his letter of intent, but the family wants to hear more from the new coach. “There’s a lot of moving parts on this deal,” the father said. “It ain’t through moving yet. As you know with the Porters coming and some other things they’re trying to finalize it’s a bit early to get a clear picture right now. … If it works out where my son fits into their vision and

their plan, I’m OK with that. If it works out that he doesn’t, I’m OK with that, too. I’m not mad at (Martin). “He’s coming in and being bold, decisive and changing the program in one big stroke.” Could Mizzou really go from three consecutive last-place finishes in the Southeastern Conference under Anderson to landing the nation’s No. 1 recruit? Possibly. “The fact that you’re going to get maybe the top overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft, that definitely doesn’t hurt the publicity and marketability of Missouri basketball,” Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans said. “Will it turn into a lot of wins? I still think there’s a long way to go. I know Michael Porter is a transcendent talent. As we all know you need more than one ballplayer.” Should Martin close out Mizzou’s class with high-profile additions it wouldn’t be the first time he’s made people notice his recruiting prowess. In 2015, he landed five-star forward Ivan Rabb, a local target from Oakland, Calif., and five-star forward Jaylen Brown from Atlanta. “The fact that he beat Kansas and Kentucky and UCLA and even Georgia Tech for (Brown) says a lot,” Evans said. “He beat three bluebloods and the local school. It sent shockwaves through the business. That was never seen before.” Martin hasn’t made splashes that big since the 2015 class but last year signed four-star guard Charlie Moore from Chicago and this year added four-star guard Jemari Baker from Los Angeles. With some late additions to Mizzou’s current class of one, Martin could quickly endear himself to fans uneasy about a track record that includes just two NCAA Tournament appearances in six seasons at Tennessee and Cal. Porter’s arrival might erase those concerns completely. “It would be enormous,” Borzello said. “ If they can get (Porter), I don’t know if they can win 20 or 25 games next year with or without him, but I think it’s huge just for the perception, sort of a stepping stone. … If they show improvement next year with Michael Porter, kids are going to see that, especially in the Midwest, and they’re going to want to play for him.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

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Expectations rise as MU prepares to face S. Florida

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Missouri head coach Robin Pingeton has the Tigers in the NCAA Tournament again, their irst consecutive appearances in 31 years.

BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-dispatch

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Newly named Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin’s recruiting prowess will be tested.

How many Porters will Mizzou get? HOCHMAN • FROM C1

Bossi, a national basketball analyst for Rivals and a voter for the McDonald’s AllAmerican teams. “He’s the kind of guy you can build around for the future.” And so, new Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin is transforming the program the oldfashioned way — getting a great player’s dad to be an assistant coach. Sure, this time-honored tradition leaves a bad taste in some folks’ mouths — more so if it’s your rival team doing it, rather than your own lovable losers’ loophole. But the business of basketball is business. And it appears the most influential person in the state of Missouri is Michael Porter Sr. If you haven’t heard his story, I’ll make it quick. Porter Sr. used to be an assistant on the Mizzou women’s team. He’s married to the sister of coach Robin Pingeton. Two of Porter Sr.’s daughters play for the Tigers. But last year, he moved to Seattle — becoming an assistant for the Washington men’s team. The head coach was Lorenzo Romar, Michael Jr.’s godfather. Michael Jr. and Jontay, instant high school stars in Seattle, committed to play college ball at Washington. But Washington stunk, again. Kim Anderson was let go by Mizzou. Romar was let go by Washington. And Martin was hired by Mizzou and ofered Porter Sr. a job. Similar to the Statue of Liberty, Mizzou Arena should have a plaque that says: “Give me your Porters.” “It’s certainly going to put some extra butts in the seats at Mizzou Arena, and it’s going to build a buzz,” said Bossi, who has seen Porter Jr. play “between 80100” times. “I’ll put it like this: To me, he’s hands-down the No. 1 player in the Class of 2017. And I actually think there’s a bit of separation between him and anybody else. But to put it in perspective, the Class of 2016 was one of the most-highly anticipated classes in quite some time — as you can see, freshmen have dominated college basketball this year. And I really think he’s better than any of the freshmen this year in college. “I know that’s bold, especially if you look at the guys from your corridor — say, Jayson Tatum or Brad Beal or in Kansas City, JaRon Rush or any of the Rushes, but

I think as a high-schooler he’s better than any of those guys.” On the mock draft site NBADraft.net, with the first pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, it says the Brooklyn Nets select Michael Porter Jr. from the University of ... Or, it’s crazy to look at it this way. This season, one of the best men’s players in the whole country (Duke’s Tatum) and women’s players (UConn’s Napheesa Collier) both played high school ball in St. Louis. Next season, one of the best men’s and women’s players could both be Mizzou Tigers (Porter Jr. and Sophie Cunningham). Now, it’s easy for hoops fans to point to LSU with Ben Simmons or Romar’s Huskies with Markelle Fultz — having a top pick for a year doesn’t even guarantee you’ll make the tournament. Fine. That’s a fair and easy argument. But Mizzou is trying to resuscitate its program, and the first thing the new coach does is get the best player in the country? Who has a younger brother who’s a top-50 player? This is a culture change. And Mizzou clearly wasn’t great last season, but at least they get most players back, notably my favorite guy to watch on the team, the gutsy Kevin Puryear (11.8 points per game, 6.0 rebounds). Or consider it this way: If coach Martin came in and his big splash was just Jontay — the No. 26 player in the Class of 2018, per ESPN.com — that would still be a big deal, right? Well, he could very well have Jontay and, oh yeah, Michael Jr. Bossi watches more basketball than any of us. But he still remembers the first time he saw Michael Porter Jr. play. It was over in the Kansas City area. MPJ was in the spring of his eighth grade school year. “He was playing against mostly high school freshmen, and he was already 6-5, 6-6 at the time, and he shot the heck out of the ball,” Bossi recalled. “But what really stuck out to me was how fluid he was athletically. Normally you see a 6-5 eighth-grader, and they’re really awkward, just because you should be awkward if you’re that tall that young. But he moved around like a much smaller player — and like a much older player. It was really pretty incredible.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

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COLUMBIA, MO. • Last year’s NCAA Tournament berth was a breakthrough for the Missouri’s women’s basketball team. In Robin Pingeton’s sixth season as coach, the program’s gradual rise ended with a place in the 64-team bracket for the first time in a decade. The Tigers even won a first-round game as the lowerseeded team, beating Brigham Young for the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory since 2001. Last year’s success led to inevitable heightened expectations for continued success. And, now, a new standard. “I hope so,” Pingeton said this week. “That would be our expectation and the standard we’ve set for ourselves. I’ve always said nobody’s going to have more expectations than our staf and our program. This is what we wanted to do. This is our vision for our program.” When the No. 6 seed Tigers (21-10) tip of Friday against 11th-seeded South Florida (24-8) in Tallahassee, Fla., they’ll mark the program’s first appearance in consecutive NCAA Tournaments in 31 years. Another potential milestone will be in the making for the ensuing 40 minutes: Mizzou never has won NCAA Tournament games in consecutive seasons. Friday’s game starts at 4 p.m. (St. Louis time) and is to be televised by ESPN2. The winner advances to Sunday’s second-round game, against the winner of the contest between No. 3 seed Florida State (25-6) and No. 14 seed Western Illinois (26-6). South Florida makes its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth in five years under coach Jose Fernandez. The Bulls’ diverse roster includes players from Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Hungary, Kenya and Latvia. Included is leading scorer Kitija Laska, a 6-foot Latvian for-

WOMEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENT > Mizzou vs. South Florida, in Tallahassee, Fla., 4 p.m. Friday, ESPN2

ward averaging 19.2 points per game. Five of Pingeton’s top six scorers played major roles on last year’s team that reached the second round of the tournament before a loss to Texas. With that experience on the court, the Tigers don’t expect to get rattled by the season’s biggest stage. “We were in that environment already last year,” first-team All-SEC guard Sophie Cunningham said. “We have a core group that knows what that feeling is about.” What did the Tigers learn most from last year’s two-game tournament stay in Austin, Texas? “Play with poise and (don’t) make the games bigger than they are,” Cunningham said. “It’s just another game at a neutral site.” When Friday’s game tips of the Tigers will have gone two weeks since their last game, a loss to Texas A&M in the SEC tournament quarterfinals. Pingeton gave her team two days of then resumed practice Monday with shorter but more intense workouts leading up to its trip to Florida. Still, Mizzou has won 10 of its last 13 games heading into Friday’s game. “I felt like we have gotten ourselves in a really good flow,” she told reporters Thursday in Tallahassee. “We are so fortunate enough to have a scout team, a group of guys that we can scrimmage against every day and that really challenge us. I thought it was good. We were crisp and we were sharp in practice, but at the same time we wanted to be fresh and give our bodies a chance to recover.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

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St. Louis University failed to make a 3-pointer in the first half Thursday night, missing 11 attempts and trailing for all but one minute in a first-round women’s National Invitation Tournament game at Chaifetz Arena. So, SLU went a different route in the second half to pull out a 62-57 win over IUPUI. The Billikens shot 61 percent after halftime and attempted only two 3s. Sadie Stipanovich led the way with 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed a careerhigh 16 rebounds SLU (25-8) will play at Indiana on Sunday in the second round at 1 p.m. The Billikens failed to make a 3-pointer for the first time this season and had 18 turnovers, but they outrebounded the Jaguars 42-22 and forced 17 turnovers to make up for their weak spots. IUPUI led by five at halftime after leading by as many as eight in the second quarter. The Billikens outscored the Jaguars 19-12 to pull ahead after three quar-

ters and spent the fourth trying to fend of a comeback attempt by the visitors. The Billikens led by as many as eight points with 7 minutes 18 seconds remaining before IUPUI pulled within two. Jackie Kemph, who scored 13 points, followed with two consecutive layups and Jordyn Frantz scored inside to maintain the lead down the stretch. The Billikens held on despite missing four of six free throws in the final 32 seconds. SLU attempted only two 3-pointers in the second half and ended up 0 for 13. SLU has shot 35 percent beyond the arc this season. Because they were relying so heavily on jump shots and 3s, SLU made only six of its first 19 shots. The Billikens shot 53 percent the rest of the way and 70 percent in the fourth. The Billikens will have to play their first road postseason game of the last two years Sunday against the Hoosiers (21-10), who beat Ball State 71-58 on Thursday. Indiana finished fourth in the Big Ten.

> 1 p.m. Sunday at Indiana (21-10)


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A line of NFL prospects Illinois defensive front could be prominent in draft BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Carroll Phillips had just grabbed some Chick-fil-A at the Indianapolis airport and was waiting at baggage claim for luggage. And who does he see walking up but defensive tackle Chunky Clements, his teammate from the University of Illinois. Next thing you know, up walks another teammate, linebacker Hardy Nickerson. By coincidence, they had all arrived on separate flights within minutes of each other for the NFL Scouting Combine. “We all hugged each other, took a picture,” Phillips said. The only one missing from a quartet of Illini defenders invited to the combine was defensive end Dawaune Smoot. Alas, his flight arrived earlier. Even without Smoot, that photo may have sentimental value years from now. You know, when their NFL careers begin winding down. Don’t be fooled by Illinois’ 3-9 record this past season. When the NFL draft comes around April 27-29, all four defenders could hear their name called. Actually, it could be five because defensive end Gimel President, who didn’t get a combine invite, also may get drafted. Even though he had them for only one season, no one is prouder than coach Lovie Smith. “There’s a certain type of athlete that we would like to have,” Smith said Thursday at Illinois’ pro day. “But it has to help younger players coming through to see what others can (do). We have a lot of guys in the NFL right now. Most of them love the university and they’d come back. So it all just helps what we’re trying to do right now.” What Phillips, Smoot & Co. are trying to do right now is impress NFL scouts and coaches. Thursday’s pro day, which came roughly two weeks after the combine, was the next step in the long, at times grueling, pre-draft process.

Nineteen Illini players, including 16 from last season’s team, worked out for scouts and coaches representing 31 of the 32 NFL teams in the Illini’s indoor facility. The only team not in attendance – the Los Angeles Rams. Among the three players not from the 2016 Illini squad to participate Thursday was cornerback V’Angelo Bentley, who had a training camp stint with New England as an undrafted rookie a year ago. But the headliners Thursday clearly were Smoot and Phillips, who could go as high as the second round, but at worst somewhere in the middle of the draft. “Carroll Phillips, and of course Dawuane Smoot, they’re gonna play in the league for a long time,” Smith said. “Defensive linemen need to be able to rush if they’re gonna play in the NFL. Dawuane, Carroll, and Gimel President, also, had a great day working out today. All those guys know how to rush the passer. They’re skilled athletes that can drop into coverage. So I think they have the package.” Smoot has the larger body of work, with eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss in 2015, and five sacks and (again) 15 tackles for loss in ‘16. Some scouts feel his tape was better in 2015, but a year playing for a former NFL coach in Smith – on staff full of coaches with NFL experience – can’t hurt. At 6-3, 264 pounds, NFL teams are talking to Smoot about playing end in a 4-3 front, or outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. So far, he said more teams have talked to him about playing 4-3 end. Smoot stood on his combine numbers Thursday for the 40-yard dash, broad jump, etc. But he did position drills and also did the bench press. (Because of pectoral muscle soreness, he did not do the bench press at the combine.) On Thursday, Smoot hit his bench press target – 21 reps. But clearly he was more excited about get-

ting to do football-specific drills. “That was my favorite thing to do,” Smoot said. “You’re really able to show what you can do on the football field. All this combine running and jumping and stuff – that’s not me. I’m all about doing the football drills.” Compared to Smoot, Phillips was more of a oneyear wonder at Illinois. In his only season as a fulltime starter, Phillips had a team-high nine sacks in 2016, and his 20 tackles for loss ranked ninth in FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision). Phillips then helped himself with a strong combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds at 6-3, 242 pounds, and finishing 11th or better in the three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, and broad jump. So how does he explain his breakout season? “I’ve been here (at Illinois) for three years,” said Phillips, who spent a year in junior college. “Once they gave me the opportunity, I just took advantage of it. Always knew it was in me.” Suice it to say, the NFL is intrigued. Phillips has a private workout set up with New Orleans. He met with the New York Jets during the day on Thursday, and had meetings scheduled for Thursday night with San Francisco and Green Bay. Unlike Smoot, Phillips said more teams are looking at him as a 3-4 rush linebacker than 4- defensive end. Nickerson ran the 40 again Thursday in an attempt to improve his combine time. But he was in the 4.7s again, just like at the combine – not sizzling but fast enough to get the job done in the NFL. On offense, wide receiver Justin Hardee ran a 4.35 in the 40. Quarterback Wes Lunt, who could be invited to an NFL camp despite an injury-marred 2016 season, threw only one incomplete pass during his workout. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Adrian Peterson’s time with the Vikings is over. Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman confirmed so on Thursday. The Vikings signed former Oakland running back Latavius Murray early Thursday after a long night of negotiations. Then Spielman acknowledged in the afternoon he had spoken with Peterson to wish him well, clarifying that the franchise’s all-time leading rusher will be playing elsewhere in 2017. The Vikings declined their $18 million option on his contract for 2017 to make him a free agent. “Adrian will be moving on,” Spielman said on a conference call with local reporters. Peterson, the 2012 league MVP and a four-time AllPro pick, played 10 seasons for the Vikings. Murray, who will join Jerick McKinnon as the team’s top two running backs, spent four years with the Raiders. He rushed for 788 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns last season despite missing two games with a toe injury. Raiders have deal with Cook • Oakland agreed to a deal with free-agent tight Jared Cook. NFL Network first reported the deal and says it is worth $12.2 million over two years with $5 million guaranteed in the first year. Cook helps upgrade a position group that already includes Clive Walford and Lee Smith as the Raiders look to build on last season’s 12-4 record that ended a 13-year playoff drought.

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EAGLES SOAR Clutch hits by van Breusegen lift Columbia past Belleville East

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Columbia’s Brennen van Breusegen (8) hit a walk-of single in the seventh inning Thursday against Belleville East at GCS Ballpark during the Metro East Kickof Classic in Sauget. BY PAUL HALFACRE STLhighschoolsports.com

SAUGET • Columbia High junior out-

fielder Brennen van Breusegen was looking for a pitch down the middle. What he got was close enough. “I got one away and I was able to drive it,” van Breusegen said. Van Breusegen drilled a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to give the Eagles a 3-2 win over Belleville East in the Metro East Kickoff Classic at GCS Ballpark. It was the first day of a three-day event held at diferent sites in the area. “It feels great, especially against Belleville East, who’s a big school and a great team,” van Breusegen said. “It’s a big win to start of the season.” Columbia was outhit 5-3 and didn’t manage its first safety until the bottom of the sixth, when van Breusegen ripped a ground-rule double to break up a no-hit bid by East’s Cody Freppon. “With the way the offense is going, that’s the spark we needed,” Columbia coach Neal O’Donnell said. “That’s why he’s in the (No. 1) hole. We

expect that from him.” Van Breusegen’s double set the stage for a two-run single by Sam Spivey. It also ruined a strong outing by Freppon “Cody was a second-team all-conference guy and we expect him to have good outings,” Belleville East coach Ryan Wiggs said. “Next time he’s going to pitch well and he’s mentally tough out there and does a good job for us.” Freppon gave up two runs in six innings. He struck out eight. Columbia starter Luke Watson only went four innings, but managed to wriggle out of multiple jams to keep his team in the contest. “Luke definitely got out of some tight spots,” O’Donnell said. “It wasn’t his best outing and he was around the strike zone, but when he came out of the game, we told our team, ‘Hey, what’s the job of the starting pitcher? It’s to keep us in the game.’ ” Belleville East capitalized on a throwing error in the third inning to grab an early 1-0 lead. Jordan Phillips led the Lancers with a 2-for-2 performance. Evan Lawrence added an RBI for East, which left six runners on base.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Granite City 80, Highland 64 100: 1. Grant Thole, Highland, 12.244; 110 hurdles: 1. Smith, Granite City, 17.94; 1600: 1. Leo Nikonowicz, Granite City, 5:00; 200: 1. Jacob Maas, Highland, 26.94; 300 hurdles: 1. Smith, Granite City, 46.54 3200: 1. Will O’Keefe, Granite City, 10:43 400: 1. James, Granite City, 59.64 4x100 Relay: 1. Relay Highland, Highland, 46.54 4x200 Relay: 1. Relay Highland, Highland, 1:38.5 4x400 Relay: 1. Relay Granite City, Granite City, 4:09 4x800 Relay: 1. Relay Highland, Highland, 9:08.5 800: 1. Harold, Granite City, 2:18.8 Discus: 1. Gutzmann, Granite City, 127-9.5 High Jump: 1. Torrey Deal, Granite City, 5-10 Long Jump: 1. Shaw, Granite City, 18-1; Pole Vault: 1. Sebastian Wolf, Highland, 10-00 Shot Put: 1. Sam LaPorta, Highland, 41-11 Triple Jump: 1. Williba, Granite City, 38-2

Civic Mem. 7, Auburn 0 CM: Cassie Hall 3, Morgan Wilson 3, Kourtland Tyus ; shutout by Samantha Mann

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GIRLS SOCCER Roxana 2, ME Lutheran 0 R: Emma Lucas, Haley Milazzo Carlinville 5, Fath.McGivney 0 C: Hannah Lair 2, Maggie Ratclif, Adriann Welte, Marissa Woolfolk; shutout by Sarah Deneve

Freeburg 1, Mater Dei 0 F: Bella Tedesco; shutout by Molly Twenhoefel

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Jerseyville 100 301 03 Piasa SA 100 022 00 W-Bethany Muenstermann. HR-J Bethany Muenstermann.

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MR. CLUTCH Dreyer’s hit in seventh propels O’Fallon past Glenwood ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Vikings signed former Raiders running back Latavius Murray (above) and declined Adrian Peterson’s option.

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SAUGET • O’Fallon High pitching coach

Cowboys sign McFadden, Cooper • The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed veteran running back Darren McFadden and guard Jonathan Cooper. McFadden will go into his 10th NFL season as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott, the league’s leading rushing as a rookie last season. Cooper adds depth on the ofensive line that lost Ron Leary to Denver in free agency. Falcons get Poe • The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with two-time Pro Bowler Dontari Poe. The 6-foot-3, 346-pound tackle joins All-Pro Vic Beasley Jr. and Grady Jarrett, who had three sacks in the Super Bowl. General manager Thomas Dimitroff announced the signing Thursday. He describes the 26-year-old Poe as a “big guy that can push the pocket.” Poe has played for the Kansas City Chiefs since being a first-round pick. He started 76 games and

recorded 13 sacks over five seasons, while claiming Pro Bowl spots in 2013 and 2014. Rams sign Barwin, others • The Los Angeles Rams have signed linebacker Connor Barwin, one week after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Rams also signed defensive back Kayvon Webster, kicker Greg Zuerlein and free-agent running back Lance Dunbar. Other news • Free agent guard Jermon Bushrod resigned with the Dolphins after starting all 16 games for them last season. ... The Redskins signed linebacker Chris Carter, who has started four of 62 games in his six-year NFL career. ... The Ravens and free agent cornerback Brandon Carr have reached an agreement on a four-year contract. ... The 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year deal to keep free agent defensive tackle Chris Jones. ... The Jaguars signed free agent linebacker Josh McNary, adding another backup expected to bolster special teams.

Nick Seibert reminded his team to stay in the dugout when Jacob Dreyer got the hit that would score the go-ahead run. Not if — but when it happened. Seibert’s message was a prophetic one as Dreyer drilled a single that drove in Christian Koechner in the top of the seventh inning to help O’Fallon defeat Chatham-Glenwood 1-0 in the Metro East Kickof Classic on Thursday in Sauget. “Coach (Jason) Portz always talks to us about our approach and with two strikes, I wanted to get my foot down early,” Dreyer said. “I didn’t hit it the best, but I battled it of and it worked.” Dreyer fell behind in the count 1-2 and was looking for something of speed, but Glenwood’s Karson Aherin threw a fastball that tailed away from him. But Dreyer made contact and muscled the ball into the outfield. “Jacob is an ofensive player and is a guy who has stepped into our varsity hitting rotation late in the year,” Portz said. “He’s a guy who goes up there and swings it aggressively and I think we’ll see great things out of him.” While Dreyer collected the game’s lone RBI, the Panthers’ ofense never got frustrated when facing University of Louisville commit Reid Detmer, who had 11 strikeouts in four innings. “Even though we struck out more than we’d like to, on a cold windy night against a lefthander dealing 90 (miles per hour) or so, that’s a tough call for our guys right of the bat,” Portz said. “I’m really happy with how our guys battled.”

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O’Fallon’s Hayden Juenger (15) celebrates after defeating Chatham Glenwood on Thursday.

O’Fallon, with the bats quiet, had to rely on its pitching and defense to keep it in the game. “The key to games, especially early in the year, is to get quality pitching eforts and play good defense,” Portz said. O’Fallon’s Hayden Juenger started and pitched 4 1-3 innings only allowing two hits. He struck out six. Logan Boente came on in relief and allowed one hit in 2 2-3 innings. Both combined to throw 86 strikes out of the 127 pitches. The duo kept Glenwood from having more than two hits in one inning. “I located my fastball really well tonight,” Boente said.


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A line of NFL prospects Illinois defensive front could be prominent in draft BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • Carroll Phillips had just grabbed some Chick-fil-A at the Indianapolis airport and was waiting at baggage claim for luggage. And who does he see walking up but defensive tackle Chunky Clements, his teammate from the University of Illinois. Next thing you know, up walks another teammate, linebacker Hardy Nickerson. By coincidence, they had all arrived on separate flights within minutes of each other for the NFL Scouting Combine. “We all hugged each other, took a picture,” Phillips said. The only one missing from a quartet of Illini defenders invited to the combine was defensive end Dawaune Smoot. Alas, his flight arrived earlier. Even without Smoot, that photo may have sentimental value years from now. You know, when their NFL careers begin winding down. Don’t be fooled by Illinois’ 3-9 record this past season. When the NFL draft comes around April 27-29, all four defenders could hear their name called. Actually, it could be five because defensive end Gimel President, who didn’t get a combine invite, also may get drafted. Even though he had them for only one season, no one is prouder than coach Lovie Smith. “There’s a certain type of athlete that we would like to have,” Smith said Thursday at Illinois’ pro day. “But it has to help younger players coming through to see what others can (do). We have a lot of guys in the NFL right now. Most of them love the university and they’d come back. So it all just helps what we’re trying to do right now.” What Phillips, Smoot & Co. are trying to do right now is impress NFL scouts and coaches. Thursday’s pro day, which came roughly two weeks after the combine, was the next step in the long, at times grueling, pre-draft process. Nineteen Illini players, including 16 from last season’s team, worked out for scouts and coaches representing 31 of the 32 NFL teams in the Illini’s indoor facility. The only team not in attendance – the Los Angeles Rams. Among the three players not from the 2016 Illini squad to participate Thursday was cornerback V’Angelo Bentley, who had a training camp stint with New England as an undrafted rookie a year ago. But the headliners Thursday clearly were Smoot and Phillips, who could go as high as the second round, but at worst somewhere in the middle of the draft. “Carroll Phillips, and of course Dawuane Smoot, they’re gonna play in the league for a long time,” Smith said. “Defensive linemen need to be able to rush if they’re gonna play in the NFL. Dawuane, Carroll, and Gimel President, also, had a great day working out today. All those guys know how to rush the passer. They’re skilled athletes that can drop into coverage. So I think they have the package.” Smoot has the larger body of work, with eight sacks and 15 tackles for loss in 2015, and five sacks and (again) 15 tackles for loss in ‘16. Some scouts feel his tape was better in 2015, but a year playing for a former NFL coach in Smith – on staf full of coaches with NFL experience – can’t hurt. At 6-3, 264 pounds, NFL teams are talking to Smoot about playing end in a

Raiders have deal with Cook • Oakland agreed to a deal with free-agent tight Jared Cook. NFL Network first reported the deal and says it is worth $12.2 million over two years with $5 million guaranteed in the first year. Cook helps upgrade a position group that already includes Clive Walford and Lee Smith as the Raiders look to build on last season’s 12-4 record that ended a 13year playof drought. Cowboys sign McFadden, Cooper • The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed veteran running back Darren McFadden and guard Jonathan Cooper.

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EAGLES SOAR BY PAUL HALFACRE STLhighschoolsports.com

SAUGET • Columbia High junior out-

PHOTO COURTESY OF ILLINOIS

Illinois defensive end Dawaune Smoot at Thursday’s pro day in Champaign.

4-3 front, or outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. So far, he said more teams have talked to him about playing 4-3 end. Smoot stood on his combine numbers Thursday for the 40-yard dash, broad jump, etc. But he did position drills and also did the bench press. (Because of pectoral muscle soreness, he did not do the bench press at the combine.) On Thursday, Smoot hit his bench press target – 21 reps. But clearly he was more excited about getting to do football-specific drills. “That was my favorite thing to do,” Smoot said. “You’re really able to show what you can do on the football field. All this combine running and jumping and stuf – that’s not me. I’m all about doing the football drills.” Compared to Smoot, Phillips was more of a one-year wonder at Illinois. In his only season as a full-time starter, Phillips had a team-high nine sacks in 2016, and his 20 tackles for loss ranked ninth in FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision). Phillips then helped himself with a strong combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.64 seconds at 6-3, 242 pounds, and finishing 11th or better in the threecone drill, 20-yard shuttle, and broad jump. So how does he explain his breakout season? “I’ve been here (at Illinois) for three years,” said Phillips, who spent a year in junior college. “Once they gave me the opportunity, I just took advantage of it. Always knew it was in me.” Suice it to say, the NFL is intrigued. Phillips has a private workout set up with New Orleans. He met with the New York Jets during the day on Thursday, and had meetings scheduled for Thursday night with San Francisco and Green Bay. Unlike Smoot, Phillips said more teams are looking at him as a 3-4 rush linebacker than 4- defensive end. Nickerson ran the 40 again Thursday in an attempt to improve his combine time. But he was in the 4.7s again, just like at the combine – not sizzling but fast enough to get the job done in the NFL. On offense, wide receiver Justin Hardee ran a 4.35 in the 40. Quarterback Wes Lunt, who could be invited to an NFL camp despite an injury-marred 2016 season, threw only one incomplete pass during his workout. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

Vikes get Murray; Peterson gone Adrian Peterson’s time with the Vikings is over. Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman confirmed so on Thursday. The Vikings signed former Oakland running back Latavius Murray early Thursday after a long night of negotiations. Then Spielman acknowledged in the afternoon he had spoken with Peterson to wish him well, clarifying that the franchise’s all-time leading rusher will be playing elsewhere in 2017. The Vikings declined their $18 million option on his contract for 2017 to make him a free agent. “Adrian will be moving on,” Spielman said on a conference call with local reporters. Peterson, the 2012 league MVP and a four-time All-Pro pick, played 10 seasons for the Vikings. Murray, who will join Jerick McKinnon as the team’s top two running backs, spent four years with the Raiders. He rushed for 788 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns last season despite missing two games with a toe injury.

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McFadden will go into his 10th NFL season as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott, the league’s leading rushing as a rookie last season. Cooper adds depth on the ofensive line that lost Ron Leary to Denver in free agency. Falcons get Poe • The Atlanta Falcons have bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms with two-time Pro Bowler Dontari Poe. The 6-foot-3, 346-pound tackle joins All-Pro Vic Beasley Jr. and Grady Jarrett, who had three sacks in the Super Bowl. General manager Thomas Dimitroff announced the signing Thursday. He describes the 26-year-old Poe as a “big guy that can push the pocket.” Poe has played for the Kansas City Chiefs since being a first-round pick. He started 76 games and recorded 13 sacks over five seasons, while claiming Pro Bowl spots in 2013 and 2014. Rams sign Barwin, others • The Los Angeles Rams have signed linebacker Connor Barwin, one week after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Rams also signed defensive back Kayvon Webster, kicker Greg Zuerlein and freeagent running back Lance Dunbar. Other news • Free agent guard Jermon Bushrod re-signed with the Dolphins after starting all 16 games for them last season. ... The Redskins signed linebacker Chris Carter, who has started four of 62 games in his six-year NFL career. ... The Ravens and free agent cornerback Brandon Carr have reached an agreement on a four-year contract. ... The 49ers agreed to terms on a one-year deal to keep free agent defensive tackle Chris Jones. ... The Jaguars signed free agent linebacker Josh McNary, adding another backup expected to bolster special teams.

fielder Brennen van Breusegen was looking for a pitch down the middle. What he got was close enough. “I got one away and I was able to drive it,” van Breusegen said. Van Breusegen drilled a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to give the Eagles a 3-2 win over Belleville East in the Metro East Kickoff Classic at GCS Ballpark. It was the first day of a three-day event held at diferent sites in the area. “It feels great, especially against Belleville East, who’s a big school and a great team,” van Breusegen said. “It’s a big win to start of the season.” Columbia was outhit 5-3 and didn’t manage its first safety until the bottom of the sixth, when van Breusegen ripped a ground-rule double to break up a no-hit bid by East’s Cody Freppon. “With the way the offense is going, that’s the spark we needed,” Columbia coach Neal O’Donnell said. “That’s why he’s in the (No. 1) hole. We

expect that from him.” Van Breusegen’s double set the stage for a two-run single by Sam Spivey. It also ruined a strong outing by Freppon “Cody was a second-team all-conference guy and we expect him to have good outings,” Belleville East coach Ryan Wiggs said. “Next time he’s going to pitch well and he’s mentally tough out there and does a good job for us.” Freppon gave up two runs in six innings. He struck out eight. Columbia starter Luke Watson only went four innings, but managed to wriggle out of multiple jams to keep his team in the contest. “Luke definitely got out of some tight spots,” O’Donnell said. “It wasn’t his best outing and he was around the strike zone, but when he came out of the game, we told our team, ‘Hey, what’s the job of the starting pitcher? It’s to keep us in the game.’ ” Belleville East capitalized on a throwing error in the third inning to grab an early 1-0 lead. Jordan Phillips led the Lancers with a 2-for-2 performance. Evan Lawrence added an RBI for East, which left six runners on base.

THURSDAY’S RESULTS BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Granite City 80, Highland 64 100: 1. Grant Thole, Highland, 12.244; 110 hurdles: 1. Smith, Granite City, 17.94; 1600: 1. Leo Nikonowicz, Granite City, 5:00; 200: 1. Jacob Maas, Highland, 26.94; 300 hurdles: 1. Smith, Granite City, 46.54 3200: 1. Will O’Keefe, Granite City, 10:43 400: 1. James, Granite City, 59.64 4x100 Relay: 1. Relay Highland, Highland, 46.54 4x200 Relay: 1. Relay Highland, Highland, 1:38.5 4x400 Relay: 1. Relay Granite City, Granite City, 4:09 4x800 Relay: 1. Relay Highland, Highland, 9:08.5 800: 1. Harold, Granite City, 2:18.8 Discus: 1. Gutzmann, Granite City, 127-9.5 High Jump: 1. Torrey Deal, Granite City, 5-10 Long Jump: 1. Shaw, Granite City, 18-1; Pole Vault: 1. Sebastian Wolf, Highland, 10-00 Shot Put: 1. Sam LaPorta, Highland, 41-11 Triple Jump: 1. Williba, Granite City, 38-2 WATER POLO De Smet 9, Pattonville 4 GIRLS SOCCER Roxana 2, ME Lutheran 0 R: Emma Lucas, Haley Milazzo

Carlinville 5, Fath.McGivney 0 C: Hannah Lair 2, Maggie Ratclif, Adriann Welte, Marissa Woolfolk; shutout by Sarah Deneve Civic Mem. 7, Auburn 0 CM: Cassie Hall 3, Morgan Wilson 3, Kourtland Tyus ; shutout by Samantha Mann Freeburg 1, Mater Dei 0 F: Bella Tedesco; shutout by Molly Twenhoefel Glenwood 2, Collinsville 1 Co: Alynnah O’Leary SOFTBALL Triad Bellvl. East W-Kristina Bettis. Granite City 000 00 A. Marq. 144 02 W-Meghan Schorman. HR-A Emma Taylor. Jerseyville 100 301 03 Piasa SA 100 022 00 W-Bethany Muenstermann. HR-J Bethany Muenstermann. Gibault 000 00 New Athens 111 61 W-Julia Drake. L-Lexi Poepper. Wood River 110 010 1 Wesclin 000 100 1 L-Karaghan Daiber.

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GIRLS SOCCER • TOURNAMENTS METRO CUP — Edwardsville Bracket Seventh place Alton Marquette vs. Waterloo, noon Saturday Consolation final Belleville East vs. Springfield, 2 p.m. Saturday Third place Rochester vs. Belleville West, 4 p.m. Saturday Championship Edwardsville vs. Triad, 6 p.m. Saturday — Columbia Bracket Championship semifinals At Columbia Althoff 2, O’Fallon 0 Alton vs Columbia, 7:30 p.m. Friday Consolation semifinal Freeburg 1, Mater Dei 0 Guaranteed games Highland 1, Wesclin 0 Wesclin vs. Marion at Columbia, 5:30 p.m. Friday Mater Dei vs. Gibault at Freeburg, 6 p.m. Friday

ROLLA CLASSIC (Round robin) Borgia vs Rolla, 3:30 p.m. Friday Springfield Catholic vs Northwest Cedar Hill, 3:30 p.m. Friday Springfield Catholic vs Rolla, 6:30 p.m. Friday Borgia vs Northwest Cedar Hill, 6:30 p.m. Friday Borgia vs Springfield Catholic, 10 a.m. Saturday Northwest Cedar Hill vs Rolla, 10 a.m. Saturday CARLINVILLE SPRING CUP At Blackburn College First round Carlinville 5, Father McGivney 0 Civic Memorial 7, Auburn 0 Greenville vs Pleasant Plains, 5 p.m. Friday. Staunton vs Bloomington Central Catholic, 5 p.m. Friday.

BASEBALL • TOURNAMENTS METRO EAST KICKOFF CLASSIC Thursday Alton 11, Carbondale 1 Benton 5, Salem 0 Columbia 3, Belleville East 2 Civic Memorial 5, Mount Vernon 2 O’Fallon 1, Chatham Glenwood 0 Friday Plainfield South vs Mount Zion at GCS Ballpark, 1 p.m. Moline vs O’Fallon at Blazier Field, 4 p.m. Chatham Glenwood vs Joliet Catholic at GCS Ballpark, 4 p.m. Belleville East vs Civic Memorial at Tom Pile Field, 4 p.m. Niles Notre Dame vs Harrisburg, Illinois at Blazier Field, 7 p.m. Normal Community West vs Joliet Catholic at GCS Ballpark, 7 p.m. Plainfield South at Edwardsville, 7 p.m. Saturday Marquette vs Plainfield South at Blazier Field, 9 a.m. Oak Forest vs Niles Notre Dame at GCS Ballpark, 9 a.m. SLUH vs Harrisburg at GCS Ballpark, 11 a.m. Normal Community West vs Niles Notre Dame at Blazier Field, 2 p.m. Marquette vs Moline at GCS Ballpark, 2 p.m. Oak Forest vs Normal Community West at Blazier Field, 4 p.m. Joliet Catholic vs O’Fallon at GCS Ballpark, 4 p.m. FOUR RIVERS CLASSIC Pool A St. Clair at New Haven, 4:30 p.m. Friday Rolla vs St. Clair, 4:30 p.m. Monday New Haven at Rolla, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Pool B Pacific at Wright City, 4:30 p.m. Friday. Wright City at Hermann, 4:30 p.m. Monday Hermann at Pacific, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Pool C St. James at Montgomery County, 5 p.m. Friday Sullivan at St. James, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Montgomery County at Sullivan, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Pool D Owensville at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Friday. Festus at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Washington at Owensville, 4:30 p.m. Thursday 47TH LINDBERGH-MEHLVILLE TOURNAMENT Pool A Vianney at Lindbergh, 4 p.m. Friday Webster Groves vs. St. Mary’s at Vianney, 4 p.m. Friday St. Mary’s at Lindbergh, 1 p.m. Saturday Webster Groves at Vianney, 1 p.m. Saturday St. Mary’s at Vianney, 1 p.m. Monday Pool B Oakville at Mehlville, noon Friday Pattonville vs Hazelwood West at Oakville, 4 p.m. Friday Pattonville at Mehlville, 3 p.m. Saturday Hazelwood West at Oakville, 1 p.m. Saturday Hazelwood West at Mehlville, 1 p.m. Monday Pattonville at Oakville, 1 p.m. Monday

TROY BASEBALL CLASSIC Pool A Hillsboro at Francis Howell, 4 p.m. Friday Fort Zumwalt North at Francis Howell North, 4 p.m. Friday Francis Howell North at Francis Howell, 9 a.m. Saturday Hillsboro vs Howell North at Francis Howell, 11:30 a.m. Saturday Fort Zumwalt North at Francis Howell, 2 p.m. Saturday Hillsboro vs Fort Zumwalt North at Francis Howell, 4:30 p.m. Saturday Pool B Fort Zumwalt East at Timberland, 4 p.m. Friday CBC vs Timberland, 11:30 a.m. Saturday CBC vs Fort Zumwalt East at Timberland, 2 p.m. Saturday Pool C Seckman at Holt, 4 p.m. Friday. Battle vs Troy, 4 p.m. Friday. Battle vs Holt at Troy, 9 a.m. Saturday. Battle vs Seckman at Troy, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Holt at Troy, 2 p.m. Saturday. Seckman at Troy, 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Pool D Windsor vs Fort Zumwalt West, 4 p.m. Friday. Fort Zumwalt South vs Summit, 4 p.m. Friday. Summit vs Fort Zumwalt West, 9 a.m. Saturday. Summit vs Windsor at Fort Zumwalt West, 11:30 a.m. Saturday Fort Zumwalt South vs Fort Zumwalt West, 2 p.m. Saturday Fort Zumwalt South vs Windsor at Zumwalt West, 4:30 p.m. Saturday ST. CHARLES WEST TOURNAMENT Maroon Pool Ritenour at Duchesne, 4:15 p.m. Friday Ritenour at St. Charles West, 11 a.m. Saturday Eureka at St. Charles West, 1:30 p.m. Saturday Duchesne at St. Charles West, 4:15 p.m. Monday Eureka at Ritenour, 4:15 p.m. Monday Eureka at Duchesne, 4:15 p.m. Tuesday White Pool Warrenton at St. Dominic, 4:15 p.m. Friday Northwest-Cedar Hill at Liberty, 4:15 p.m. Friday Warrenton vs. Liberty at St. Dominic, 11 a.m. Saturday Northwest-Cedar Hill at St. Dominic, 1:30 p.m. Saturday Liberty at St. Dominic, 4:15 p.m. Monday Northwest-Cedar Hill at Warrenton, 4:15 p.m. Monday HANCOCK TOURNAMENT Friday’s games DuBourg vs. Hancock at Heine Meine, 4 p.m. Affton at Bayless, 4 p.m. Maplewood-RH at Valley Park, 4 p.m. Saturday’s games Affton vs. Hancock at Heine Meine, 11 a.m. Maplewood-RH at Bayless, 11 a.m. DuBourg at Valley Park, 11 a.m. Maplewood-RH vs. Hancock at Heine Meine, 2 p.m. DuBourgh at Bayless, 2 p.m. Affton at Valley Park, 2 p.m.

FRIDAY’S NON-TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE BASEBALL Westminster vs. Cooper, Texas, at Vero Beach, 10 a.m. St. Louis Patriots at Valle Catholic, noon St. Louis Patriots vs. Park Hills Central at Alumni Field, 2 p.m. De Soto at Ste. Genevieve, 3 p.m. Mascoutah at ME Lutheran, 4:15 p.m. Morrisonville at Gillespie, 4:15 p.m. Marion at Collinsville, 4:30 p.m. MICDS at Sullivan, 4:30 p.m. Althoff at Belleville West, 4:30 p.m. Carlyle at Valmeyer, 4:30 p.m. SOFTBALL Marion at Belleville East, 3:30 p.m. Morrisonville at Gillespie, 4:15 p.m. Highland at O’Fallon, 4:15 p.m. Civic Memorial at Bunker Hill, 4:15 p.m. Brussels at Carrollton, 4:30 p.m. Nashville at St. Joseph-Ogden, 4:30 p.m. Carlyle at Valmeyer, 4:30 p.m. Pinckneyville at Okawville, 4:30 p.m. Mascoutah at Althoff, 4:30 p.m. Marion at Belleville East, 5:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Liberty at Warrenton, noon Union at Webster Groves, noon Hancock vs. Metro at Gateway STEM, 4 p.m. Valley Park at North County, 4 p.m. Lutheran South at Pattonville, 4:15 p.m. Breese Central at Wood River, 4:15 p.m. Luth. St. Charles at Fort Zumwalt East, 5 p.m.

Seckman at Poplar Bluff, 5 p.m. Affton vs. Murphysboro at Kelly, 5:30 p.m. Francis Howell at Lindbergh, 6 p.m. Troy at Timberland, 6 p.m. MICDS at St. Charles West, 6 p.m. St. Charles at Fort Zumwalt North, 6 p.m. Mehlville at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Naperville Central at Belleville West, 6:30 p.m. Hillsboro at Festus, 6:30 p.m. BOYS LACROSSE Eureka at Penn Charter, 8 p.m. BOYS TENNIS Quincy at Triad, 4 p.m. Edwardsville at New Trier, 6 p.m. WATER POLO Lafayette at Schaumburg, 4 p.m. Parkway Central at Evanston, 4:15 p.m. Lindbergh at Mundelein Carmel, 4:30 p.m. Parkway Central vs. St. Viator at Evanston, 6:45 p.m. De Smet at Fenwick Catholic, 8:30 p.m. BOYS TRACK AND FIELD Timberland Tri-Meet, 3:30 p.m. GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD Timberland Tri-Meet, 3:30 p.m. Jaguar Invitational, 4 p.m.


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BASKETBALL • MISSOURI CHAMPIONSHIPS CLASS 4 BOYS • VASHON 58, KEARNEY 42

CLASS 5 GIRLS PREVIEW SPOTLIGHT

FAMILIAR FOES Rock Bridge, St. Joseph’s, Kirkwood coaches have a bond beyond court BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

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Vashon’s Levi Stockard (32) muscles up against Kearney’s Hunter Doan (44) in a Missouri Class 4 boys basketball semiinal Thursday Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

RIGHT ON THE NOSE Wolverines take care of business, move one win from title repeat BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

COLUMBIA, MO. • Daniel Farris

wore the blood stain on his jersey like a badge of honor. The Vashon boys basketball team’s senior point guard, Farris took a shot to the nose midway through the third quarter of Thursday’s Class 4 state semifinal that required two plugs of gauze to stop the bleeding. This was not the first time. “He gets hit on the nose more than anybody,” Vashon coach Tony Irons said. Farris took the real hit, but it was the Wolverines who popped Kearney as they rolled to a 58-42 win at Mizzou Arena. The No. 1 small school, Vashon (26-3) advanced to defend its state championship against Bolivar (28-4) at 2:40 p.m. Friday at Mizzou Arena. The Wolverines are chasing their 10th state championship. Three other titles were stripped by the Missouri State High School Activities Association for use of ineligible players. Vashon raced out to an 8-0 lead before the Bulldogs (21-8) attempted their first shot. Vashon’s defense extended full court and it took Kearney out of its comfort zone. “I thought they did a good job of taking us out of our ofense,” Kearney coach Kirk Stegeman said. “They pressured the ball well and we really struggled to put the ball in the hole early on. That really afected us.”

Vashon led 19-14 after the first quarter and took a 29-19 lead into halftime. Irons’ rotation, which had been only seven or eight players during its postseason run to state, opened up as Cam’Ron Fletcher and Armoni Ward saw extended minutes. After Farris was hit in the face midway through the third, the Wolverines held a 36-21 lead. Kearney took advantage of his absence and trimmed the deficit to 38-31 with just more than a minute to play in the third quarter. “We stayed together. We never got rattled,” senior guard Casey CodyJackson said. “We kept executing.” Farris returned for the fourth quarter and the lead ballooned one possession at a time. Senior post Levi Stockard exploited his mismatch in the paint as he scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds. Senior guard Koray Gilbert had 11 points including five in the fourth quarter. Farris had 14 points, five assists and four steals. Junior forward Joseph Reece scored 10 points and had a team-high six rebounds. Cody-Jackson scored nine points. Vashon led 54-36 with 2 minutes and 36 seconds to play when Gilbert scored a layup. The Wolverines burned more than a full minute off the clock as they whipped the ball around the perimeter in a four-corners ofense. It was a clinic. “We didn’t have a lot of room for error any way and when you put yourself in a hole, it’s going to be re-

ally tough,” Stegeman said. Kearney senior point guard Dylan Ritz scored 16 points. He was the only Bulldog in double figures. Vashon’s road to the state semifinal was among the toughest. After beating St. Mary’s and Sikeston, two of the best teams in Class 4, it would have been easy for the Wolverines to let down their guard against Kearney. They weren’t perfect — they did go 11-of-19 at the foul line — but they were never threatened as they marched into Saturday’s title tilt. “You get to this time of year you just want to survive and advance. Do whatever it takes to win,” Irons said. “I think today was a better game for us to control the tempo of it for 32 minutes. The previous two we controlled it for maybe half.” The Wolverines will have to be back on point when they meet Bolivar. This is the Liberators’ third state semifinal appearance and they will play in their first state championship game since 1960. The No. 5 team in Class 4 according to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association poll, Bolivar has a senior group that was here as sophomores and has worked for two seasons to get back. For one afternoon, they’ll do what they can to take what Vashon has. “No one at this point in time wants to go home. The stakes get higher and higher and you get more of people’s best,” Irons said. “The scary part about us is we haven’t played our best yet.”

CLASS 4 BOYS • BOLIVAR 63, PARKWAY CENTRAL 41

Liberators reach irst inal since 1960 at Colts’ expense BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

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other day, Rick Kirby would enjoy watching the Bolivar boys basketball team. The Liberators play through 6-foot-6 senior post Brandon Emmert. They have an excellent point guard in senior Conley Garrison. They share the ball, make the extra pass and don’t take bad shots. Kirby, Parkway Central’s long-time coach, loves everything about the way they play — just not Thursday night. Bolivar was sensational as it dominated Parkway Central 63-41 in a Class 4 semifinal at Mizzou Arena. Bolivar (29-4) advanced to play defending state champion Vashon (26-3) at 2:40 p.m. Saturday. It will be the first state title-game appearance for the Liberators since 1960. Parkway Central (219) faces Kearney (21-8) at 11 a.m. Friday in the consolation game. “They had great rhythm, inside out, the extra pass,” Kirby said. “One of the things I thought about Bolivar coming down here was how well they passed the ball. They find open play-

ers to shoot open shots.” And those open shots went down against the Colts. Bolivar led 11-0 midway through the first quarter and held a 23-10 lead when the second quarter began. The Liberators, winners of two exhilarating playof games to reach this point, were in complete control. Senior point guard Conley Garrison ran the show and fed Emmert a steady diet of excellent entry passes. The duo combined to sink Parkway Central’s hopes of winning its first state semifinal game. Emmert finished with 24 points and nine rebounds. Garrison had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. No one else had more than six points for the Liberators. “My team does a really good job of getting me the ball in the post,” Emmert said. “They know if I get the ball in the post it opens up the offense for everybody else. We really thrive on taking good shots.” Parkway Central lost for the second time in its last 15 games. The Colts strung together that streak in large part because their defense improved dramatically from late January. Everything Parkway Central tried, Bolivar had

the answer. They doubled Emmert in the post and he found cutters for layups. They extended their defense to the perimeter and Garrison sent the ball around the horn and it found an open man. The Liberators played that way from the first quarter until the final whistle. “That’s a little bit deflating,” Kirby said. “We hang our hat on defense.” The Colts were led by junior guard DeAndre Campbell’s 16 points. He did not have a rebound. No one else had more than five points. Campbell, junior forward Arther Green and junior guard Jake Silvestri carried the Colts ofense as it made its first state semifinal since 2003. The trio could fill it up. “Tonight, I don’t think you got the opportunity to see that,” Kirby said. “I thought Bolivar was outstanding.” The Liberators will take their shot at Vashon on Saturday. The senior leadership of this year’s team were sophomores when Bolivar finished third in Class 4 in 2015. That experience stayed with the returning players and helped carry them to the final game of the season. They’re where they’ve wanted to be.

The Class 5 girls basketball state semifinals feature some familiar faces leading the way for three of the four teams. St. Joseph’s coach Julie Matheny, Rock Bridge mentor Jill Nagel and Kirkwood skipper Monica Tritz renew acquaintances Friday and Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Nagel and Tritz face one another when Rock Bridge (25-5) and Kirkwood (263) square of in a semifinal at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Matheny won’t be far of as the Angels (20-8) play Lee’s Summit (15-13) in the other semifinal at 6 p.m. The title game is set for 8:10 p.m. Saturday. “I believe we all share respect for each other and share the same commitment to building programs that are not just competitive,” Matheny said. “They have sportsmanship, life lessons and responsibility as strong characteristics. It is a special gift coaching has given me. It’s amazing those friendships you pick up along the way.” Matheny has known Nagel since the two met on the recruiting trail. Nagel, then an assistant coach at Central Michigan, scouted former St. Joseph’s player Kelsey Luna and has had a friendship flourish with Matheny ever since. Nagel and Tritz then met through Matheny. “We’ve all been good friends for quite a while, we have several group texts throughout the year,” Nagel said. “In season and out of season, we’ve just become really good friends. Being supportive of each other and being excited for each other’s teams is important. We’re all very competitive, though. At the end

of the day, we all want our kids to win. We’ve all been in it long enough to know there’s a winner and a loser on the scoreboard, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way in other parts of life.” The trio has a combined 871 wins and six state titles. Nagel coached Rock Bridge to championships in 2008 and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Matheny coached St. Joseph’s to the Class 5 title in 2004. The weekend could provide extra excitement for two of the coaches. With two games left for each, Tritz sits at 199 career wins while Matheny owns 398. Being part of the tight circle has meant a lot, Tritz said. She added the circle extends to St. Joseph’s assistant Bob Goessling, who is Julie’s brother. “I met Jill through Julie and Bobby,” Tritz said. “She is a premier coach and probably one of the nicest and most humble people I have encountered.” Matheny said Goessling has endeared himself to the other coaches in the group. “Bobby makes everybody laugh and I think Jill and Monica just picked up another brother, they are lucky I share,” Matheny said. “I’m the old lady of the group, but I think I could take any one of them one-on-one.” That closeness has forged a bond that one weekend of basketball won’t destroy. “For us, it’s exciting that we all get to be here together,” Nagel said. “You have to work hard to make sure your team is the best-prepared that it possible can be. We’re all such good friends that we’re always following each other. You’re hoping for the best, for them, as well.”

CLASS 4 GIRLS • INCARNATE WORD 47, CARL JUNCTION 24

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD MISSOURI BOYS At Mizzou Arena CLASS 5 STATE TOURNAMENT Friday’s semiinals Lee’s Summit West (25-2) vs. Chaminade (24-5), 2:30 p.m. Kickapoo (25-4) vs. Webster Groves (27-2), 4:15 p.m. Saturday’s games Third place, 11 a.m. Championship, 6:20 p.m. CLASS 4 STATE TOURNAMENT Semiinals, Thursday Vashon 58, Kearney 42 Bolivar 63, Parkway Central 41 Third place, Friday Kearney (21-8) vs. Parkway Central (22-9), 11 a.m. Championship, Saturday Vashon (26-3) vs. Bolivar (27-4), 2:40 p.m.

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Incarnate Word’s Sonya Morris (11) leads the break up court in a Missouri Class 4 girls semiinal Thursday against Carl Junction at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

Red Knights dominate Bulldogs in semiinal

ILLINOIS BOYS CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT At Carver Arena, Peoria Semiinals, Friday Whitney Young (25-5) vs. Fremd (30-0), 5:30 p.m. Bolingbrook (29-1) vs. Simeon (28-3), 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s games Third place, 5:30 p.m. Championship, 7:15 p.m. CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT At Carver Arena, Peoria Semiinals, Friday Fenwick (29-4) vs. Bloomington (26-4), 11 a.m. Morgan Park (24-6) vs. Lanphier (28-3), 12:45 p.m. Saturday’s games Third place, 11 a.m. Championship, 12:45 p.m.

MISSOURI GIRLS At Mizzou Arena CLASS 5 STATE TOURNAMENT Semiinals, Friday Lee’s Summit (15-13) vs. St. Joseph’s (20-8), 6 p.m. Rock Bridge (25-5) vs. Kirkwood (26-3), 7:45 p.m. Third place 12:50 p.m. Saturday Championship 8:10 p.m. Saturday CLASS 4 STATE TOURNAMENT Semiinals, Thursday St. Pius X-KC 59, Dexter 34 Incarnate Word 47, Carl Junction 24 Third place, Friday Dexter (22-9) vs. Carl Junction (27-3), 10:45 a.m. Championship, Saturday Incarnate Word (27-4) vs. St. Pius X-KC (26-3), 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY’S BOX SCORES BOYS Kearney 14 5 12 11 42 Vashon 19 10 11 18 58 K: D. Ritz 16, Doan 8, Frizzell 5, Pritzel 3, C. Ritz 3, E. Waddell 3, Blodgett 2, M. Waddell 2. FG 15 (4), FT 8-11. V (26-3): Farris 14, Stockard III 14, Gilbert 11, Reece 10, CodyJackson 9. FG 22 (3), FT 11-19. Bolivar 23 11 17 12 63 Pky. Central 10 15 7 9 41 B: Emmert 24, Garrison 22, Sechler 6, C. Spindler 6, I. Jones 3, H. Jones 2. FG 22 (5), FT 14-23. PC (22-9): Campbell 16, Ramsey 5, C. Rice 5, Green 4, Harris 4, Littlejohn 3, Moore 2, D. Rice 2. FG 17 (3), FT 4-6.

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Incarnate Word defense played a near-flawless first half on a grand stage Thursday at Mizzou Arena. The ball-hawking Red Knights allowed just two free throws – one in each quarter – on the way to a 47-24 win over Carl Junction in a Class 4 state semifinal. IWA (27-4) will look for its eighth state title when it faces St. Pius X of Kansas City (26-3) at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. “That’s Incarnate basketball and it starts with defense,” IWA junior guard Kiki Britzmann said. “That’s where we pride ourselves. We knew they were a great team, so we had to work as a team to stop them.” Nakayla Jackson-Morris and Britzmann led the Red Knights with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The pair helped IWA shoot 51.4 percent from the field.

Jackson-Morris made an easy layup just 15 seconds into the game and IWA never looked back. “A coach always wants his team to get the early lead,” Rolfes said. “So that was good.” The focus of IWA’s strong start began with its defense. The defensive charge helped the Red Knights to leads of 15-1 and 29-2. IWA took three charges on defense in the first 16 minutes. “That’s what we talk about with the girls, giving it up for the team, and that’s very hard to convince some of these girls to do,” Rolfes said. “Kiki will and (JacksonMorris) will and that was huge. It was a big key for us because we knew they were wanting to try and get to the rim.” The Bulldogs’ first field goal of the game came in the third quarter as Alex Vogt scored a layup with 6 minutes, 42 seconds left to trim the deficit to 30-7.


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BASKETBALL • MISSOURI CHAMPIONSHIPS CLASS 4 BOYS • VASHON 58, KEARNEY 42

CLASS 5 GIRLS PREVIEW SPOTLIGHT

FAMILIAR FOES Rock Bridge, St. Joseph’s, Kirkwood coaches have a bond beyond court BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

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Vashon’s Levi Stockard (32) muscles up against Kearney’s Hunter Doan (44) in a Missouri Class 4 boys basketball semiinal Thursday at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

RIGHT ON THE NOSE Wolverines take care of business, move one win from title repeat BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

COLUMBIA, MO. • Daniel Farris wore the blood stain on his jersey like a badge of honor. The Vashon boys basketball team’s senior point guard, Farris took a shot to the nose midway through the third quarter of Thursday’s Class 4 state semifinal that required two plugs of gauze to stop the bleeding. This was not the first time. “He gets hit on the nose more than anybody,” Vashon coach Tony Irons said. Farris took the real hit, but it was the Wolverines who popped Kearney as they rolled to a 58-42 win at Mizzou Arena. The No. 1 small school, Vashon (26-3) advanced to defend its state championship against Bolivar (28-4) at 2:40 p.m. Saturday at Mizzou Arena. The Wolverines are chasing their 10th state championship. Three

other titles were stripped by the Missouri State High School Activities Association for use of ineligible players. Vashon raced out to an 8-0 lead before the Bulldogs (21-8) attempted their first shot. Vashon’s defense extended full court and it took Kearney out of its comfort zone. “I thought they did a good job of taking us out of our offense,” Kearney coach Kirk Stegeman said. “They pressured the ball well and we really struggled to put the ball in the hole early on. That really afected us.” Vashon led 19-14 after the first quarter and took a 29-19 lead into halftime. Irons’ rotation, which had been only seven or eight players during its postseason run to state, opened up as Cam’Ron Fletcher and Armoni Ward saw extended minutes. After Farris was hit in the face midway through the third, the Wolverines held a 36-21 lead. Kearney took advantage of his

absence and trimmed the deficit to 38-31 with just more than a minute to play in the third quarter. “We stayed together. We never got rattled,” senior guard Casey Cody-Jackson said. “We kept executing.” Farris returned for the fourth quarter and the lead ballooned one possession at a time. Senior post Levi Stockard exploited his mismatch in the paint as he scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds. Senior guard Koray Gilbert had 11 points including five in the fourth quarter. Farris had 14 points, five assists and four steals. Junior forward Joseph Reece scored 10 points and had a team-high six rebounds. Cody-Jackson scored nine points. Vashon led 54-36 with 2 minutes and 36 seconds to play when Gilbert scored a layup. The Wolverines burned more than a full minute of the clock as they whipped the ball around the perimeter in a four-corners offense. It

CLASS 4 BOYS • BOLIVAR 63, PARKWAY CENTRAL 41

Liberators reach irst inal since 1960 at Colts’ expense BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

COLUMBIA, MO. • Any other day, Rick

Kirby would enjoy watching the Bolivar boys basketball team. The Liberators play through 6-foot-6 senior post Brandon Emmert. They have an excellent point guard in senior Conley Garrison. They share the ball, make the extra pass and don’t take bad shots. Kirby, Parkway Central’s long-time coach, loves everything about the way they play — just not Thursday night. Bolivar was sensational as it dominated Parkway Central 63-41 in a Class 4 semifinal at Mizzou Arena. Bolivar (29-4) advanced to play defending state champion Vashon (26-3) at 2:40 p.m. Saturday. It will be the first state title-game appearance for the Liberators since 1960. Parkway Central (21-9) faces Kearney (21-8) at 11 a.m. Friday in the consolation game. “They had great rhythm, inside out, the extra pass,” Kirby said. “One of the things I thought about Bolivar coming down here was how well they passed the ball. They find open players to shoot open shots.” And those open shots went down against the Colts. Bolivar led 11-0 midway through the first quarter and held a 23-10 lead when the second quarter began. The Liberators, winners of two exhilarating playof games to reach this point, were in complete control. Senior point guard Conley Garrison ran the show and fed Emmert a steady diet of excellent entry passes. The duo combined to sink Parkway Central’s hopes of winning its first state semifinal game. Emmert finished with 24 points and nine rebounds. Garrison had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. No one else had more than six points for the Liberators. “My team does a really good job of get-

was a clinic. “We didn’t have a lot of room for error any way and when you put yourself in a hole, it’s going to be really tough,” Stegeman said. Kearney senior point guard Dylan Ritz scored 16 points. He was the only Bulldog in double figures. Vashon’s road to the state semifinal was among the toughest. After beating St. Mary’s and Sikeston, two of the best teams in Class 4, it would have been easy for the Wolverines to let down their guard against Kearney. The Wolverines weren’t perfect — they did go 11of-19 at the foul line — but they were never threatened as they marched into Saturday’s title tilt. “You get to this time of year you just want to survive and advance. Do whatever it takes to win,” Irons said. “I think today was a better game for us to control the tempo of it for 32 minutes. The previous two we controlled it for maybe half.”

Parkway Central’s DeAndre Campbell (10) puts up a shot Thursday against Bolivar in a Missouri Class 4 boys basketball semiinal at Mizzou Arena.

ting me the ball in the post,” Emmert said. “They know if I get the ball in the post it opens up the ofense for everybody else. We really thrive on taking good shots.” Parkway Central lost for the second time in its last 15 games. The Colts strung together that streak in large part because their defense improved dramatically from late January. Everything Parkway Central tried, Bolivar had the answer. They doubled Emmert in the post and he found cutters for layups. They extended their defense to the perimeter and Garrison sent the ball around the horn and it found an open man. The Liberators played that way from the first quarter until the final whistle. The Colts were led by junior guard DeAndre Campbell’s 16 points. He did not have a rebound. No one else had more than five points. The Liberators will take their shot at Vashon on Saturday. The senior leadership of this year’s team were sophomores when Bolivar finished third in Class 4 in 2015.

CLASS 4 GIRLS • INCARNATE WORD 47, CARL JUNCTION 24

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCOREBOARD MISSOURI BOYS At Mizzou Arena CLASS 5 STATE TOURNAMENT Friday’s semiinals Lee’s Summit West (25-2) vs. Chaminade (24-5), 2:30 p.m. Kickapoo (25-4) vs. Webster Groves (27-2), 4:15 p.m. Saturday’s games Third place, 11 a.m. Championship, 6:20 p.m. CLASS 4 STATE TOURNAMENT Semiinals, Thursday Vashon 58, Kearney 42 Bolivar 63, Parkway Central 41 Third place, Friday Kearney (21-8) vs. Parkway Central (22-9), 11 a.m. Championship, Saturday Vashon (26-3) vs. Bolivar (27-4), 2:40 p.m.

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The Class 5 girls basketball state semifinals feature some familiar faces leading the way for three of the four teams. St. Joseph’s coach Julie Matheny, Rock Bridge mentor Jill Nagel and Kirkwood skipper Monica Tritz renew acquaintances Friday and Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Nagel and Tritz face one another when Rock Bridge (25-5) and Kirkwood (263) square of in a semifinal at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Matheny won’t be far of as the Angels (20-8) play Lee’s Summit (15-13) in the other semifinal at 6 p.m. The title game is set for 8:10 p.m. Saturday. “I believe we all share respect for each other and share the same commitment to building programs that are not just competitive,” Matheny said. “They have sportsmanship, life lessons and responsibility as strong characteristics. It is a special gift coaching has given me. It’s amazing those friendships you pick up along the way.” Matheny has known Nagel since the two met on the recruiting trail. Nagel, then an assistant coach at Central Michigan, scouted former St. Joseph’s player Kelsey Luna and has had a friendship flourish with Matheny ever since. Nagel and Tritz then met through Matheny. “We’ve all been good friends for quite a while, we have several group texts throughout the year,” Nagel said. “In season and out of season, we’ve just become really good friends. Being supportive of each other and being excited for each other’s teams is important. We’re all very competitive, though. At the end

of the day, we all want our kids to win. We’ve all been in it long enough to know there’s a winner and a loser on the scoreboard, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way in other parts of life.” The trio has a combined 871 wins and six state titles. Nagel coached Rock Bridge to championships in 2008 and 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Matheny coached St. Joseph’s to the Class 5 title in 2004. The weekend could provide extra excitement for two of the coaches. With two games left for each, Tritz sits at 199 career wins while Matheny owns 398. Being part of the tight circle has meant a lot, Tritz said. She added the circle extends to St. Joseph’s assistant Bob Goessling, who is Julie’s brother. “I met Jill through Julie and Bobby,” Tritz said. “She is a premier coach and probably one of the nicest and most humble people I have encountered.” Matheny said Goessling has endeared himself to the other coaches in the group. “Bobby makes everybody laugh and I think Jill and Monica just picked up another brother, they are lucky I share,” Matheny said. “I’m the old lady of the group, but I think I could take any one of them one-on-one.” That closeness has forged a bond that one weekend of basketball won’t destroy. “For us, it’s exciting that we all get to be here together,” Nagel said. “You have to work hard to make sure your team is the best-prepared that it possible can be. We’re all such good friends that we’re always following each other. You’re hoping for the best, for them, as well.”

CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT At Carver Arena, Peoria Semiinals, Friday Whitney Young (25-5) vs. Fremd (30-0), 5:30 p.m. Bolingbrook (29-1) vs. Simeon (28-3), 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s games Third place, 5:30 p.m. Championship, 7:15 p.m. CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT At Carver Arena, Peoria Semiinals, Friday Fenwick (29-4) vs. Bloomington (26-4), 11 a.m. Morgan Park (24-6) vs. Lanphier (28-3), 12:45 p.m. Saturday’s games Third place, 11 a.m. Championship, 12:45 p.m.

MISSOURI GIRLS At Mizzou Arena CLASS 5 STATE TOURNAMENT Semiinals, Friday Lee’s Summit (15-13) vs. St. Joseph’s (20-8), 6 p.m. Rock Bridge (25-5) vs. Kirkwood (26-3), 7:45 p.m. Third place 12:50 p.m. Saturday Championship 8:10 p.m. Saturday CLASS 4 STATE TOURNAMENT Semiinals, Thursday St. Pius X-KC 59, Dexter 34 Incarnate Word 47, Carl Junction 24 Third place, Friday Dexter (22-9) vs. Carl Junction (27-3), 10:45 a.m. Championship, Saturday Incarnate Word (27-4) vs. St. Pius X-KC (26-3), 4:30 p.m.

THURSDAY’S BOX SCORES GIRLS Carl Junction 1 1 14 8 24 In. Word 15 14 6 12 47 C: M. Scott 11, Vogt 5, Walker 5, Winder 2. FG 8 (1), FT 7-16. IWA (27-4): JacksonMorris 11, Britzmann 10, Johnson 8, Warren 7, Fortmann 5, Woltman 4, Morris 2. FG 19 (5), FT 4-6. BOYS Kearney 14 5 12 11 42 Vashon 19 10 11 18 58 K: D. Ritz 16, Doan 8, Frizzell 5, Pritzel 3, C. Ritz 3, E. Waddell 3, Blodgett 2, M. Waddell 2. FG 15 (4), FT 8-11. V (26-3): Farris 14, Stockard III 14, Gilbert 11, Reece 10, CodyJackson 9. FG 22 (3), FT 11-19. Bolivar 23 11 17 12 63 Pky. Central 10 15 7 9 41 B: Emmert 24, Garrison 22, Sechler 6, C. Spindler 6, I. Jones 3, H. Jones 2. FG 22 (5), FT 14-23. PC (22-9): Campbell 16, Ramsey 5, C. Rice 5, Green 4, Harris 4, Littlejohn 3, Moore 2, D. Rice 2. FG 17 (3), FT 4-6.

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Incarnate Word’s Sonya Morris (11) leads the break up court in a Missouri Class 4 girls semiinal Thursday against Carl Junction at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.

Red Knights dominate Bulldogs in semiinal BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

COLUMBIA, MO. • The

Incarnate Word defense played a near-flawless first half on a grand stage Thursday at Mizzou Arena. The ball-hawking Red Knights allowed just two free throws – one in each quarter – on the way to a 47-24 win over Carl Junction in a Class 4 state semifinal. IWA (27-4) will look for its eighth state title when it faces St. Pius X of Kansas City (26-3) at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. “That’s Incarnate basketball and it starts with defense,” IWA junior guard Kiki Britzmann said. “That’s where we pride ourselves. We knew they were a great team, so we had to work as a team to stop them.” Nakayla Jackson-Morris and Britzmann led the Red Knights with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The pair helped IWA shoot 51.4 percent from the field.

Jackson-Morris made an easy layup just 15 seconds into the game and IWA never looked back. “A coach always wants his team to get the early lead,” Rolfes said. “So that was good.” The focus of IWA’s strong start began with its defense. The defensive charge helped the Red Knights to leads of 15-1 and 29-2. IWA took three charges on defense in the first 16 minutes. “That’s what we talk about with the girls, giving it up for the team, and that’s very hard to convince some of these girls to do,” Rolfes said. “Kiki will and (JacksonMorris) will and that was huge. It was a big key for us because we knew they were wanting to try and get to the rim.” The Bulldogs’ first field goal of the game came in the third quarter as Alex Vogt scored a layup with 6 minutes, 42 seconds left to trim the deficit to 30-7.


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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Named Roberto Alomar special consultant, focusing on youth baseball development and other league goals in Puerto Rico. American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned OF Andrew Aplin, RHP Brady Rodgers and LHPs Reymin Guduan and Ashur Tolliver to Fresno (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Daniel Wright to Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with RHP Ernesto Frieri on a minor league contract. Optioned OF Mason Williams to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and reassigned him to their minor league camp. Reassigned RHP James Kaprielian to their minor league camp. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned INF Willy Adames and RHPs Hunter Wood, Ryne Stanek, Taylor Guerrieri, Chih-Wei Hu, Jose De Leon and Jacob Faria to Durham (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned INF Johan Camargo and RHPs Aaron Blair, Akeel Morris and Lucas Sims to Gwinnett (IL) and LHP Max Fried to Mississippi (SL). Reassigned LHP A.J. Minter and INF Travis Demeritte to minor league camp. CARDINALS — Optioned OF Magneuris Sierra to Palm Beach (FSL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with LHP Osvaldo Hernandez on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Signed F/C Shawn Long. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with OT Dontari Poe. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Agreed to terms with CB Brandon Carr on a four-year contract. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed OL Andre Smith. DALLAS COWBOYS — Re-signed G Jonathan Cooper and RB Darren McFadden. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed LB Josh McNary. LOS ANGELES RAMS — Signed DB Kayvon Webster and RB Lance Dunbar. Re-signed K Greg Zuerlein. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Re-signed G-OT Jermon Bushrod. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed RB Latavius Murray. NEW ENGLAND PQTRIOTS — Resigned LB Dont’a Hightower. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Agreed to terms with DT Chris Jones on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Chris Carter. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled G Magnus Hellberg from Hartford (AHL) on an emergency basis. Agreed to terms with F Tim Gettinger on an entry-level contract. HORSE RACING BREEDERS’ CUP — Named Jill Byrne senior director of industry relations. OLYMPIC SPORTS USA GYMNASTICS — Announced the resignation of president and CEO Steve Penny. COLLEGE INDIANA — Fired men’s basketball coach Tom Crean. OREGON — Announced the retirement of women’s volleyball coach Jim Moore. SAINT LEO — Named Mario Rincon women’s soccer coach.

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Thursday | Orlando, Fla. Purse: $8.7 million Yardage: 7,419; Par 72 (36-36) a-denotes amateur First Round Emiliano Grillo 34-33 Matthew Fitzpatrick 33-34 Lucas Glover 35-33 Paul Casey 36-32 Charley Hoffman 34-34 Greg Chalmers 35-34 Ryan Ruffels 37-32 Francesco Molinari 33-37 Jason Day 36-34 Stewart Cink 34-36 Kevin Kisner 35-35 David Hearn 35-35 Louis Oosthuizen 37-33 Trevor Immelman 35-35 Adam Hadwin 35-35 Aaron Baddeley 36-34 Alex Noren 36-34 Harold Varner III 36-34 J.J. Spaun 34-36 Jeunghun Wang 36-35 Justin Rose 36-35 Vaughn Taylor 35-36 Si Woo Kim 35-36 Marc Leishman 36-35 Kevin Na 33-38 Keegan Bradley 37-34 Luke List 36-35 Ian Poulter 36-36 Kevin Chappell 37-35 Tim Herron 36-36 Charl Schwartzel 34-38 Ryan Moore 37-35 Bubba Watson 36-36 Tyrrell Hatton 36-36 Tony Finau 36-36 Billy Horschel 35-37 Michael Kim 37-35 Jason Kokrak 37-35 Greg Owen 36-36 Brian Harman 34-38 Russell Henley 35-37 Graeme McDowell 37-35 Charles Howell III 37-35 Brandt Snedeker 35-37 Jamie Lovemark 35-37 Kyle Stanley 38-35 Ben Martin 36-37 Hideki Matsuyama 35-38 Hudson Swafford 37-36 Martin Kaymer 34-39 Brandon Hagy 32-41 Ollie Schniederjans 35-38 Jim Herman 37-36 Matt Every 36-37 Rod Pampling 36-37 James Hahn 37-36 Rob Oppenheim 38-35 Seung-Yul Noh 38-36 John Daly 36-38 Fabian Gomez 36-38 Roberto Castro 37-37 Chad Campbell 38-36 a-Matthias Schwab 36-38 Chez Reavie 38-36 John Huh 37-37 Cameron Smith 36-38 Rickie Fowler 36-38 Rory McIlroy 35-39 Sam Saunders 35-39 Pat Perez 36-38 David Lingmerth 37-37 William McGirt 37-37 Derek Fathauer 35-39 Bud Cauley 35-39 Patton Kizzire 42-33 Kevin Streelman 39-36 C.T. Pan 39-36 Blayne Barber 38-37 Henrik Stenson 37-38 Danny Lee 39-36 Zach Johnson 36-39 Webb Simpson 38-37 Sean O’Hair 37-38 Thorbjorn Olesen 35-40 Kyle Reifers 37-38 Billy Hurley III 38-37

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LPGA • Founders Cup Thursday | Phoenix, Ariz. Par 72-Yards 6,679 Purse $1,500,000 First round 1 Stacy Lewis 1 In Gee Chun 1 Katie Burnett 1 Sandra Changkija 5 Vicky Hurst 5 Michelle Wie 5 Jane Park 5 Juli Inkster 5 S.Santhiwiwatthanaphon 10 Gaby Lopez 10 Sandra Gal 10 Nelly Korda 10 Mi Jung Hur 10 Pornanong Phatlum 10 Jing Yan 16 Kaylin Yost 16 Gerina Piller 16 Sei Young Kim 16 Inbee Park 16 Sung Hyun Park 16 Chella Choi 16 Lee-Anne Pace 16 Ally McDonald 16 Joanna Klatten 16 Ashleigh Buhai 16 Caroline Hedwall 16 Anna Nordqvist 16 Ha-Na Jang 16 Jessica Korda 30 Beth Allen 30 Jeong Eun Lee 30 Marina Alex 30 Amy Anderson 30 Stephanie Meadow 30 Mariajo Uribe 30 Lydia Ko 30 Karine Icher 30 Natalie Gulbis 30 Brittany Altomare 30 Angel Yin 30 Caroline Masson 30 Eun-Hee Ji 30 Ai Miyazato 30 Haru Nomura 30 Sun Young Yoo 30 Ayako Uehara 47 11 tied at

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Holes in one Triple Lakes • Ron Snow, hole No. 8, 150 yards, 7-iron, Feb. 27.

World Baseball Classic > SECOND ROUND Round Robin x-advanced to championship round Pool E | Tokyo W L Pct GB x-Japan 3 0 1.000 — x-Netherlands 2 1 .667 1 Israel 1 2 .333 2 Cuba 0 3 .000 3 Sunday Israel 4, Cuba 1 Japan 8, Netherlands 6, 11 innings Monday Netherlands 12, Israel 2, 8 innings Tuesday Japan 8, Cuba 5 Wednesday Netherlands 14, Cuba 1, 7 innings Japan 8, Israel 3 Pool F | San Diego W L Pct GB Puerto Rico 1 0 1.000 — United States 1 0 1.000 — Dominican Republic 0 1 .000 1 Venezuela 0 1 .000 1 Tuesday Puerto Rico 3, Dominican Republic 1 Wednesday United States 4, Venezuela 2 Thursday Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela, late Friday United States vs. Puerto Rico, 9 p.m. Saturday Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, 2:30 p.m. Dominican Republic vs. United States, 9 p.m. March 19 Tiebreaker game, 5 p.m., if necessary

> CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND At Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles Semifinals March 20 Netherlands vs. Pool F winner, 8 p.m. March 21 Japan vs. Pool F runner-up, 8 p.m. Championship 8 p.m. Wednesday

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Baseball Washington 7, Suffolk 5 New Jersey 3, Webster University 1, 11 inn. STL CC 11, State Fair CC 1 STL CC 10, State Fair CC 8 UMSL 11, Illinois-Springfield 7 Softball New England 5, Washington 4 Oklahoma State 7, Missouri State 3 Women’s tennis Bowdoin 8, Washington U. 1

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First Round Friday At South Bend, Ind. Green Bay (27-5) vs. Purdue (22-12), 4 p.m. Notre Dame (30-3) vs. R. Morris (22-10), 6:30 At Lexington, Ky. Kentucky (21-10) vs. Belmont (27-5), 11 a.m. Ohio State (26-6) vs. W. Kentucky (27-6), 1:30 At Austin, Texas NC State (22-8) vs. Auburn (17-14), 11 a.m. Texas (23-8) vs. C. Arkansas (26-4), 1:30 p.m. Saturday At Manhattan, Kan. Stanford (28-5) vs. N.M. State (24-6), 12:30 p.m. Kansas State (22-10) vs. Drake (28-4), 3 p.m.

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NIT > FIRST ROUND Tuesday Illinois 82, Valparaiso 57 Mississippi 91, Monmouth 83 Oakland 74, Clemson 69 Georgia Tech 75, Indiana 63 Colorado State 81, College of Charleston 74 Richmond 71, Alabama 64 Boise State 73, Utah 68 CS Bakersfield 73, California 66 Wednesday, March 15 Syracuse 90, UNC-Greensboro 77 Belmont 78, Georgia 69 UCF 79, Colorado 74 Akron 78, Houston 75 TCU 66, Fresno State 59 Iowa 87, South Dakota 75 Illinois State 85, UC Irvine 71 Texas-Arlington 105, BYU 89

First Round Friday At Columbia, S.C. S.Carolina (27-4) vs. UNC-Asheville (19-14), 4 Arizona St. (19-12) vs. Michigan St.(21-11), 6:30 At Tallahassee, Fla. Missouri (21-10) vs. S. Florida (24-8), 4 p.m. Florida State (25-6) vs. W. Illinois (26-6), 6:30 Corvallis, Ore. Ore. St. (29-4) vs. Long Beach St. (23-10), 4 Creighton (23-7) vs. Toledo (25-8), 6:30 p.m. Saturday At Coral Gables, Fla. Marquette (25-7) vs. Quinnipiac (27-6), 12:30 Miami (23-8) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (26-8), 3

> FINAL FOUR At Dallas | Friday, March 31

> NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP At Dallas | Sunday, April 2

> SECOND ROUND Saturday, March 18 Mississippi (21-13) at Syracuse (19-14), 10 a.m. Sunday, March 19 Belmont (23-6) at Georgia Tech (18-15), 11 a.m. TCU (20-15) at Iowa (19-14), 4 p.m. Oakland (25-8) at Richmond (21-12), 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 UCF (22-11) at Illinois State (28-6), 6 p.m. Akron (27-8) at Texas-Arlington (26-8), 7 p.m. Boise State (20-11) at Illinois (19-14), 8 p.m. CS Bakersfield (23-9) at Colorado State (24-11), 10 p.m.

> QUARTERFINALS Tuesday, March 21 Syracuse-Mississippi winner vs. Belmont-Georgia Tech winner, TBA TCU-Iowa winner vs. OaklandRichmond winner, TBA Wednesday, March 22 CS Bakersfield-Colorado State winner vs. Texas-Arlington-Akron winner, TBA UCF-Illinois State winner vs. Boise State-Illinois winner, TBA

> SEMIFINALS March 28 | New York Semifinal, 6 p.m. Semifinal 8:30 p.m.

> CHAMPIONSHIP March 29 | New York Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

CBI > FIRST ROUND Wednesday Utah Valley 74, Ga. Southern 49 Loyola (Md.) 73, George Mason 58 Coast. Carolina 83, Hampton 67 G. Wash. 73, Toledo 69 Rice 85, San Francisco 76 UMKC 92, Green Bay 82 Wyoming 91, Eastern Washington 81 Thursday Illinois Chicago 71, Stony Brook 69

WNIT > FIRST ROUND Wednesday Little Rock 72, Southern Miss 62 Thursday Georgia Tech 71, Jacksonville 55 UCF 73, Stetson 53 Michigan 67, Kent State 60 Wright State 66, Central Michigan 64 Wake Forest 71, Bethune-Cookman 42 Indiana 71, Ball State 58 Grambling State 78, Mississippi 75 Iowa 95, Missouri State 74 South Dakota 78, North Dakota 55 Abilene Christian 66, Oklahoma State 56 Saint Louis 62, IUPUI 57 Tulane 62, UT Arlington 53 Alabama 81, Mercer 57 South Dakota State 94, Northern Illinois 84 Wyoming 68, Seattle 52 UNLV at Colorado, late Washington State at BYU, late Saint Mary’s at Colorado State, late Morehead State at Middle Tennessee, late Friday Villanova at Princeton, 5 p.m. Sacred Heart at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Ohio at Penn State, 6 p.m. Fordham at Georgetown, 6 p.m. Navy at George Washington, 6 p.m. Rider at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. Duquesne at Drexel, 6 p.m. Radford at James Madison, 6 p.m. Virginia at Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m. Harvard at New Hampshire, 6 p.m. Louisiana Tech at SMU, 7 p.m. UC Davis at Utah, 7 p.m.

> SECOND ROUND

> QUARTERFINALS Monday, March 20 Illinois Chicago (16-18) vs. G. Wash. (20-14), TBA Loyola (Md.) (16-16) at Coast. Carolina (17-17), 6 p.m. Utah Valley (16-16) at Rice (23-11), 7 p.m. UMKC (18-16) at Wyoming (19-14), 8 p.m.

> SEMIFINALS

Through Wednesday’s game Player F 91 Vladimir Tarasenko F 20 Alexander Steen F 17 Jaden Schwartz Kevin Shattenkirk F 26 Paul Stastny F 57 David Perron Alex Pietrangelo Colton Parayko F 15 Robby Fabbri F 21 Patrik Berglund F 12 Jori Lehtera Joel Edmundson F 10 Scottie Upshall Jay Bouwmeester F 28 Kyle Brodziak F 23 Dmitrij Jaskin F 75 Ryan Reaves F 56 Magnus Paajarvi F 64 Nail Yakupov Carl Gunnarsson Brad Hunt F 49 Ivan Barbashev Robert Bortuzzo F 73 Kenny Agostino F 61 Wade Megan Petteri Lindbohm F Ty Rattie F 82 Zach Sanford Jordan Schmaltz Goalie GP 30 Pheonix Copley 1 Jake Allen 51 40 Carter Hutton 26

> LEXINGTON REGIONAL

Area scores

Wednesday, March 22 TBD

> CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3) Monday, March 27: TBD Wednesday, March 29: TBD Friday, March 31: TBD

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENT > BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Friday At College Park, Md. Maryland (30-2) vs. Bucknell (27-5), 11 a.m. West Virginia (23-10) vs. Elon (27-6), 1:30 p.m. Saturday At Storrs, Conn. UConn (32-0) vs. Albany (NY) (21-10), 10 a.m. Syracuse (21-1) vs. Iowa St. (18-12), 12:30 p.m. At Los Angeles UCLA (23-8) vs. Boise State (25-7), 5:30 p.m. Texas A&M (21-11) vs. Penn (22-7), 8 p.m. At Durham, N.C. Temple (24-7) vs. Oregon (20-13), 5:30 p.m. Duke (27-5) vs. Hampton (20-12), 8 p.m.

> OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First Round Friday At Starkville, Miss. DePaul (26-7) vs. No. Iowa (24-8), 11 a.m. Mississippi (29-4) vs. Troy (22-10), 1:30 p.m. Saturday At Waco, Texas Baylor (30-3) vs. Texas So. (23-9), 5:30 p.m. LSU (20-11) vs. California (19-13), 8 p.m. At Louisville, Ky. Louisville (27-7) vs. Chattanooga (21-10), 12:30 Tennessee (19-11) vs. Dayton (22-9), 3 p.m. At Seattle Oklahoma (22-9) vs. Gonzaga (26-6), 5:30 Washington (27-5) vs. Montana St. (25-6), 8 p.m.

March 18-21 Saint Mary’s-Colorado State winner vs. UC Davis-Utah winner Washington State-BYU winner vs. Wyoming South Dakota vs. Iowa South Dakota State vs. UNLV-Colorado winner Tulane vs. Grambling State Mercer vs. Little Rock Morehead State-Middle Tennessee winner vs. Wake Forest Georgia Tech vs. UCF Michigan vs. Wright State Harvard-New Hampshire winner vs. Sacred Heart-St. John’s winner Ohio-Penn State winner vs. Fordham-Georgetown winner Navy-George Washington winner vs. Rider-Virginia Tech winner Villanova-Princeton winner vs. Duquesne-Drexel winner Radford-James Madison winner vs. Virginia-Saint Joseph’s winner Indiana vs. Saint Louis Abilene Christian vs. Louisiana Tech-SMU winner

> THIRD ROUND March 22-24 Saint Mary’s-Colorado State-UC Davis-Utah winner vs. Washington State-BYU: Wyoming winner South Dakota-Iowa winner vs. South Dakota State: UNLV-Colorado winner Tulane-Grambling State winner vs. Alabama: Little Rock-Southern Miss winner Morehead State-Middle Tennessee-Wake Forest winner vs. Georgia Tech-UCF winner Michigan-Wright State winner vs. Harvard-New Hampshire- Sacred Heart-St. John’s winner Ohio-Penn State-Fordham-Georgetown winner vs. Navy-George WashingtonRider-Virginia Tech winner Villanova-Princeton-Duquesne-Drexel winner vs. Radford-James MadisonVirginia-Saint Joseph’s winner Indiana-Saint Louis winner vs. Abilene Christian: Louisiana Tech-SMU winner

> QUARTERFINALS March 25-27

> SEMIFINALS March 29-30

> CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of St. Peters will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at the intersection of Suemandy Drive and Grand Teton Drive (1020 Grand Teton Drive). The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the Board of Aldermen may enact by ordinance the special use described below.

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of St. Peters will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at the intersection of Suemandy Drive and Grand Teton Drive (1020 Grand Teton Drive). The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the Board of Aldermen may enact by ordinance the special use described below.

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of St. Peters will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at the intersection of Suemandy Drive and Grand Teton Drive. The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the Board of Aldermen may enact by ordinance the special use described below.

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, MO, 63376, 477-6600 or 278-2244. Petition 17-07 Macy Gray Holdings, LLC. is requesting a special use permit in the SD-OC Special District Ofice/Commercial to permit multiple family units on a 7.974 +/- acre parcel. The property is located on the north side of Mexico Road, east side of St. Peters Centre Boulevard. LOCATION MAP

All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and oral comment. PersonswithdisabilitiesneedingassistanceshouldcontacttheCitybeforethemeeting by calling or writing to the City Administrator at P.O. Box 9, St. Peters, MO, 63376, 477-6600 or 278-2244. Petition 17-04 Barbara Crane is requesting a special use permit in the S-D Special Old Town District to permit a tavern/bar on a .7 +/- acre parcel. The property is located on the north side of Main Street, west of Mid Rivers Mall Drive – 311 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, MO, 63376, 477-6600 or 278-2244. Petition 17-05 Kimberly Schmitendorf d/b/a Salus Roots is requesting a special use permit in the C-2 Community Commercial District to permit therapeutic massage on a .76 +/- acre parcel. The property is located on the west side of Jungermann Road, south of Bartley Street – 412 Jungermann Road. LOCATION MAP

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BOXING REPORT • In the WBC/WBA/ IBF/IBO middleweight title fight on Saturday at Madison Square Garden, Gennady Golovkin is -$850 vs. Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs at +$550. NBA Favorite Points Underdog Mavericks 4.5 76ERS WIZARDS 7 Bulls PISTONS 3.5 Raptors Celtics 9 NETS HEAT 4.5 T’Wolves Rockets 4.5 PELICANS SUNS 3 Magic Bucks 7 LAKERS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog NCAA Tournament | Greenville, SC Arkansas 1.5 Seton Hall N Carolina 27 Texas Southern Duke 20 Troy S Carolina 1.5 Marquette NCAA Tournament | Indianapolis, IN Michigan 2 Oklahoma St Louisville 20 Jack’ville St Wichita St 6 Dayton Kentucky 20 No Kentucky NCAA Tournament | Tulsa, OK Baylor 12 New Mexico St Smu 6.5 Usc Kansas 23.5 Cal-Davis Miami-Florida 2 Michigan St NCAA Tournament | Sacramento, CA Oregon 15 Iona Creighton 1 Rhode Island Cincinnati 3.5 Kansas St Ucla 18 Kent St Saturday NCAA Tournament | Buffalo, NY W Virginia 2.5 Notre Dame NCAA Tournament | Orlando, FL Florida 1.5 Virginia NHL Favorite Odds Underdog RANGERS -$175/+$155 Panthers PENGUINS -$260/+$220 Devils FLAMES -$175/+$155 Stars DUCKS -$220/+$180 Sabres Grand Salami: Over/under 22.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2017 Benjamin Eckstein

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PGA • Arnold Palmer — Bay Hill Invitational

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Named Roberto Alomar special consultant, focusing on youth baseball development and other league goals in Puerto Rico. American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned OF Andrew Aplin, RHP Brady Rodgers and LHPs Reymin Guduan and Ashur Tolliver to Fresno (PCL). LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Daniel Wright to Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with RHP Ernesto Frieri on a minor league contract. Optioned OF Mason Williams to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and reassigned him to their minor league camp. Reassigned RHP James Kaprielian to their minor league camp. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned INF Willy Adames and RHPs Hunter Wood, Ryne Stanek, Taylor Guerrieri, Chih-Wei Hu, Jose De Leon and Jacob Faria to Durham (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned INF Johan Camargo and RHPs Aaron Blair, Akeel Morris and Lucas Sims to Gwinnett (IL) and LHP Max Fried to Mississippi (SL). Reassigned LHP A.J. Minter and INF Travis Demeritte to minor league camp. CARDINALS — Optioned OF Magneuris Sierra to Palm Beach (FSL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with LHP Osvaldo Hernandez on a minor league contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Signed F/C Shawn Long. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Agreed to terms with OT Dontari Poe. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Agreed to terms with CB Brandon Carr on a four-year contract. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed OL Andre Smith. DALLAS COWBOYS — Re-signed G Jonathan Cooper and RB Darren McFadden. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Signed LB Josh McNary. LOS ANGELES RAMS — Signed DB Kayvon Webster and RB Lance Dunbar. Re-signed K Greg Zuerlein. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Re-signed G-OT Jermon Bushrod. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed RB Latavius Murray. NEW ENGLAND PQTRIOTS — Resigned LB Dont’a Hightower. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Agreed to terms with DT Chris Jones on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Chris Carter. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled G Magnus Hellberg from Hartford (AHL) on an emergency basis. Agreed to terms with F Tim Gettinger on an entry-level contract. HORSE RACING BREEDERS’ CUP — Named Jill Byrne senior director of industry relations. OLYMPIC SPORTS USA GYMNASTICS — Announced the resignation of president and CEO Steve Penny. COLLEGE INDIANA — Fired men’s basketball coach Tom Crean. OREGON — Announced the retirement of women’s volleyball coach Jim Moore. SAINT LEO — Named Mario Rincon women’s soccer coach.

AL W L New York 15 5 Seattle 12 8 Minnesota 10 7 Oakland 10 7 Los Angeles 11 8 Chicago 11 8 Baltimore 10 8 Tampa Bay 9 8 Kansas City 10 10 Boston 9 10 Cleveland 9 10 Houston 6 10 Detroit 7 12 Texas 6 12 Toronto 5 12 NL W L Cardinals 12 5 Pittsburgh 13 6 Los Angeles 12 9 Milwaukee 11 9 Arizona 10 9 Colorado 10 9 Philadelphia 9 9 Washington 8 8 New York 10 11 San Francisco 9 11 Chicago 7 9 Cincinnati 9 12 Miami 5 10 San Diego 6 12 Atlanta 6 13 Thursday Detroit 5, Atlanta 3 Cardinals 2, Minnesota 1 Washington 3, NY Mets 1 NY Yankees 11, Toronto 5 Milwaukee 8, Arizona 5 Chicago Cubs 4, LA Dodgers 0 Cleveland 6, Oakland 5 Seattle 9, Kansas City (ss) 2 Kansas City (ss) 13, San Diego 3 LA Angels 8, Colorado 7 Philadelphia 2, Baltimore 2 Boston 4, Pittsburgh 3 Friday Atlanta vs. Houston (ss) at West Palm Beach, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. NY Yankees vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. Miami at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Cardinals vs. NY Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Oakland at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. LA Angels vs. Texas (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Texas at San Antonio, TX, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 8:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 8:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. LA Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. LA Dodgers (ss) vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 9:10 p.m.

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M 2 • FrIDAy • 03.17.2017 COLLEGES

Thursday | Orlando, Fla. Purse: $8.7 million Yardage: 7,419; Par 72 (36-36) a-denotes amateur First Round Emiliano Grillo 34-33 Matthew Fitzpatrick 33-34 Lucas Glover 35-33 Paul Casey 36-32 Charley Hoffman 34-34 Greg Chalmers 35-34 Ryan Ruffels 37-32 Francesco Molinari 33-37 Jason Day 36-34 Stewart Cink 34-36 Kevin Kisner 35-35 David Hearn 35-35 Louis Oosthuizen 37-33 Trevor Immelman 35-35 Adam Hadwin 35-35 Aaron Baddeley 36-34 Alex Noren 36-34 Harold Varner III 36-34 J.J. Spaun 34-36 Jeunghun Wang 36-35 Justin Rose 36-35 Vaughn Taylor 35-36 Si Woo Kim 35-36 Marc Leishman 36-35 Kevin Na 33-38 Keegan Bradley 37-34 Luke List 36-35 Ian Poulter 36-36 Kevin Chappell 37-35 Tim Herron 36-36 Charl Schwartzel 34-38 Ryan Moore 37-35 Bubba Watson 36-36 Tyrrell Hatton 36-36 Tony Finau 36-36 Billy Horschel 35-37 Michael Kim 37-35 Jason Kokrak 37-35 Greg Owen 36-36 Brian Harman 34-38 Russell Henley 35-37 Graeme McDowell 37-35 Charles Howell III 37-35 Brandt Snedeker 35-37 Jamie Lovemark 35-37 Kyle Stanley 38-35 Ben Martin 36-37 Hideki Matsuyama 35-38 Hudson Swafford 37-36 Martin Kaymer 34-39 Brandon Hagy 32-41 Ollie Schniederjans 35-38 Jim Herman 37-36 Matt Every 36-37 Rod Pampling 36-37 James Hahn 37-36 Rob Oppenheim 38-35 Seung-Yul Noh 38-36 John Daly 36-38 Fabian Gomez 36-38 Roberto Castro 37-37 Chad Campbell 38-36 a-Matthias Schwab 36-38 Chez Reavie 38-36 John Huh 37-37 Cameron Smith 36-38 Rickie Fowler 36-38 Rory McIlroy 35-39 Sam Saunders 35-39 Pat Perez 36-38 David Lingmerth 37-37 William McGirt 37-37 Derek Fathauer 35-39 Bud Cauley 35-39 Patton Kizzire 42-33 Kevin Streelman 39-36 C.T. Pan 39-36 Blayne Barber 38-37 Henrik Stenson 37-38 Danny Lee 39-36 Zach Johnson 36-39 Webb Simpson 38-37 Sean O’Hair 37-38 Thorbjorn Olesen 35-40 Kyle Reifers 37-38 Billy Hurley III 38-37

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LPGA • Founders Cup Thursday | Phoenix, Ariz. Par 72-Yards 6,679 Purse $1,500,000 First round 1 Stacy Lewis 1 In Gee Chun 1 Katie Burnett 1 Sandra Changkija 5 Vicky Hurst 5 Michelle Wie 5 Jane Park 5 Juli Inkster 5 S.Santhiwiwatthanaphon 10 Gaby Lopez 10 Sandra Gal 10 Nelly Korda 10 Mi Jung Hur 10 Pornanong Phatlum 10 Jing Yan 16 Kaylin Yost 16 Gerina Piller 16 Sei Young Kim 16 Inbee Park 16 Sung Hyun Park 16 Chella Choi 16 Lee-Anne Pace 16 Ally McDonald 16 Joanna Klatten 16 Ashleigh Buhai 16 Caroline Hedwall 16 Anna Nordqvist 16 Ha-Na Jang 16 Jessica Korda 30 Beth Allen 30 Jeong Eun Lee 30 Marina Alex 30 Amy Anderson 30 Stephanie Meadow 30 Mariajo Uribe 30 Lydia Ko 30 Karine Icher 30 Natalie Gulbis 30 Brittany Altomare 30 Angel Yin 30 Caroline Masson 30 Eun-Hee Ji 30 Ai Miyazato 30 Haru Nomura 30 Sun Young Yoo 30 Ayako Uehara 47 11 tied at

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Holes in one Triple Lakes • Ron Snow, hole No. 8, 150 yards, 7-iron, Feb. 27.

World Baseball Classic > SECOND ROUND Round Robin x-advanced to championship round Pool E | Tokyo W L Pct GB x-Japan 3 0 1.000 — x-Netherlands 2 1 .667 1 Israel 1 2 .333 2 Cuba 0 3 .000 3 Sunday Israel 4, Cuba 1 Japan 8, Netherlands 6, 11 innings Monday Netherlands 12, Israel 2, 8 innings Tuesday Japan 8, Cuba 5 Wednesday Netherlands 14, Cuba 1, 7 innings Japan 8, Israel 3 Pool F | San Diego W L Pct GB Puerto Rico 1 0 1.000 — United States 1 0 1.000 — Dominican Republic 0 1 .000 1 Venezuela 0 1 .000 1 Tuesday Puerto Rico 3, Dominican Republic 1 Wednesday United States 4, Venezuela 2 Thursday Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela, late Friday United States vs. Puerto Rico, 9 p.m. Saturday Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, 2:30 p.m. Dominican Republic vs. United States, 9 p.m. March 19 Tiebreaker game, 5 p.m., if necessary

> CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND At Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles Semifinals March 20 Netherlands vs. Pool F winner, 8 p.m. March 21 Japan vs. Pool F runner-up, 8 p.m. Championship 8 p.m. Wednesday

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Baseball Washington 7, Suffolk 5 New Jersey 3, Webster University 1, 11 inn. STL CC 11, State Fair CC 1 STL CC 10, State Fair CC 8 UMSL 11, Illinois-Springfield 7 Softball New England 5, Washington 4 Oklahoma State 7, Missouri State 3 Women’s tennis Bowdoin 8, Washington U. 1

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First Round Friday At South Bend, Ind. Green Bay (27-5) vs. Purdue (22-12), 4 p.m. Notre Dame (30-3) vs. R. Morris (22-10), 6:30 At Lexington, Ky. Kentucky (21-10) vs. Belmont (27-5), 11 a.m. Ohio State (26-6) vs. W. Kentucky (27-6), 1:30 At Austin, Texas NC State (22-8) vs. Auburn (17-14), 11 a.m. Texas (23-8) vs. C. Arkansas (26-4), 1:30 p.m. Saturday At Manhattan, Kan. Stanford (28-5) vs. N.M. State (24-6), 12:30 p.m. Kansas State (22-10) vs. Drake (28-4), 3 p.m.

> STOCKTON REGIONAL

NIT > FIRST ROUND Tuesday Illinois 82, Valparaiso 57 Mississippi 91, Monmouth 83 Oakland 74, Clemson 69 Georgia Tech 75, Indiana 63 Colorado State 81, College of Charleston 74 Richmond 71, Alabama 64 Boise State 73, Utah 68 CS Bakersfield 73, California 66 Wednesday Syracuse 90, UNC-Greensboro 77 Belmont 78, Georgia 69 UCF 79, Colorado 74 Akron 78, Houston 75 TCU 66, Fresno State 59 Iowa 87, South Dakota 75 Illinois State 85, UC Irvine 71 Texas-Arlington 105, BYU 89

> SECOND ROUND Saturday, March 18 Mississippi (21-13) at Syracuse (19-14), 10 a.m. Sunday, March 19 Belmont (23-6) at Georgia Tech (18-15), 11 a.m. TCU (20-15) at Iowa (19-14), 4 p.m. Oakland (25-8) at Richmond (21-12), 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 UCF (22-11) at Illinois State (28-6), 6 p.m. Akron (27-8) at Texas-Arlington (26-8), 7 p.m. Boise State (20-11) at Illinois (19-14), 8 p.m. CS Bakersfield (23-9) at Colorado State (24-11), 10 p.m.

> QUARTERFINALS Tuesday, March 21 Syracuse-Mississippi winner vs. Belmont-Georgia Tech winner, TBA TCU-Iowa winner vs. OaklandRichmond winner, TBA Wednesday, March 22 CS Bakersfield-Colorado State winner vs. Texas-Arlington-Akron winner, TBA UCF-Illinois State winner vs. Boise State-Illinois winner, TBA

> SEMIFINALS March 28 | New York Semifinal, 6 p.m. Semifinal 8:30 p.m.

> CHAMPIONSHIP March 29 | New York Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

CBI > FIRST ROUND Wednesday Utah Valley 74, Ga. Southern 49 Loyola (Md.) 73, George Mason 58 Coast. Carolina 83, Hampton 67 G. Wash. 73, Toledo 69 Rice 85, San Francisco 76 UMKC 92, Green Bay 82 Wyoming 91, Eastern Washington 81 Thursday Illinois Chicago 71, Stony Brook 69

First Round Friday At Columbia, S.C. S.Carolina (27-4) vs. UNC-Asheville (19-14), 4 Arizona St. (19-12) vs. Michigan St.(21-11), 6:30 At Tallahassee, Fla. Missouri (21-10) vs. S. Florida (24-8), 4 p.m. Florida State (25-6) vs. W. Illinois (26-6), 6:30 Corvallis, Ore. Ore. St. (29-4) vs. Long Beach St. (23-10), 4 Creighton (23-7) vs. Toledo (25-8), 6:30 p.m. Saturday At Coral Gables, Fla. Marquette (25-7) vs. Quinnipiac (27-6), 12:30 Miami (23-8) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (26-8), 3

> FINAL FOUR At Dallas | Friday, March 31

> NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP At Dallas | Sunday, April 2

WNIT > FIRST ROUND Wednesday Little Rock 72, Southern Miss 62 Thursday Georgia Tech 71, Jacksonville 55 UCF 73, Stetson 53 Michigan 67, Kent State 60 Wright State 66, Central Michigan 64 Wake Forest 71, Bethune-Cookman 42 Indiana 71, Ball State 58 Grambling State 78, Mississippi 75 Iowa 95, Missouri State 74 South Dakota 78, North Dakota 55 Abilene Christian 66, Oklahoma State 56 Saint Louis 62, IUPUI 57 Tulane 62, UT Arlington 53 Alabama 81, Mercer 57 South Dakota State 94, Northern Illinois 84 Wyoming 68, Seattle 52 Colorado 66, UNLV 52 Washington State 72, BYU 64 Colorado State 80, Saint Mary’s 68, OT Middle Tennessee 67, Morehead State 58 Friday Villanova at Princeton, 5 p.m. Sacred Heart at St. John’s, 6 p.m. Ohio at Penn State, 6 p.m. Fordham at Georgetown, 6 p.m. Navy at George Washington, 6 p.m. Rider at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. Duquesne at Drexel, 6 p.m. Radford at James Madison, 6 p.m. Virginia at Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m. Harvard at New Hampshire, 6 p.m. Louisiana Tech at SMU, 7 p.m. UC Davis at Utah, 7 p.m.

> SECOND ROUND

> QUARTERFINALS Monday, March 20 Illinois Chicago (16-18) vs. G. Wash. (20-14), TBA Loyola (Md.) (16-16) at Coast. Carolina (17-17), 6 p.m. Utah Valley (16-16) at Rice (23-11), 7 p.m. UMKC (18-16) at Wyoming (19-14), 8 p.m.

> SEMIFINALS

Through Wednesday’s game Player F 91 Vladimir Tarasenko F 20 Alexander Steen F 17 Jaden Schwartz Kevin Shattenkirk F 26 Paul Stastny F 57 David Perron Alex Pietrangelo Colton Parayko F 15 Robby Fabbri F 21 Patrik Berglund F 12 Jori Lehtera Joel Edmundson F 10 Scottie Upshall Jay Bouwmeester F 28 Kyle Brodziak F 23 Dmitrij Jaskin F 75 Ryan Reaves F 56 Magnus Paajarvi F 64 Nail Yakupov Carl Gunnarsson Brad Hunt F 49 Ivan Barbashev Robert Bortuzzo F 73 Kenny Agostino F 61 Wade Megan Petteri Lindbohm F Ty Rattie F 82 Zach Sanford Jordan Schmaltz Goalie GP 30 Pheonix Copley 1 Jake Allen 51 40 Carter Hutton 26

> LEXINGTON REGIONAL

Area scores

Wednesday, March 22 TBD

> CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-3) Monday, March 27: TBD Wednesday, March 29: TBD Friday, March 31: TBD

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NCAA TOURNAMENT > BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Friday At College Park, Md. Maryland (30-2) vs. Bucknell (27-5), 11 a.m. West Virginia (23-10) vs. Elon (27-6), 1:30 p.m. Saturday At Storrs, Conn. UConn (32-0) vs. Albany (NY) (21-10), 10 a.m. Syracuse (21-1) vs. Iowa St. (18-12), 12:30 p.m. At Los Angeles UCLA (23-8) vs. Boise State (25-7), 5:30 p.m. Texas A&M (21-11) vs. Penn (22-7), 8 p.m. At Durham, N.C. Temple (24-7) vs. Oregon (20-13), 5:30 p.m. Duke (27-5) vs. Hampton (20-12), 8 p.m.

> OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First Round Friday At Starkville, Miss. DePaul (26-7) vs. No. Iowa (24-8), 11 a.m. Mississippi (29-4) vs. Troy (22-10), 1:30 p.m. Saturday At Waco, Texas Baylor (30-3) vs. Texas So. (23-9), 5:30 p.m. LSU (20-11) vs. California (19-13), 8 p.m. At Louisville, Ky. Louisville (27-7) vs. Chattanooga (21-10), 12:30 Tennessee (19-11) vs. Dayton (22-9), 3 p.m. At Seattle Oklahoma (22-9) vs. Gonzaga (26-6), 5:30 Washington (27-5) vs. Montana St. (25-6), 8 p.m.

March 18-21 Colorado State vs. UC Davis-Utah winner Washington State vs. Wyoming South Dakota vs. Iowa South Dakota State vs. Colorado Tulane vs. Grambling State Mercer vs. Little Rock Middle Tennessee vs. Wake Forest Georgia Tech vs. UCF Michigan vs. Wright State Harvard-New Hampshire winner vs. Sacred Heart-St. John’s winner Ohio-Penn State winner vs. Fordham-Georgetown winner Navy-George Washington winner vs. Rider-Virginia Tech winner Villanova-Princeton winner vs. Duquesne-Drexel winner Radford-James Madison winner vs. Virginia-Saint Joseph’s winner Indiana vs. Saint Louis Abilene Christian vs. Louisiana Tech-SMU winner

> THIRD ROUND March 22-24 Colorado State: UC Davis-Utah winner vs. Washington State-Wyoming winner South Dakota-Iowa winner vs. South Dakota State-Colorado winner Tulane-Grambling State winner vs. Alabama: Little Rock-Southern Miss winner Middle Tennessee-Wake Forest winner vs. Georgia Tech-UCF winner Michigan-Wright State winner vs. Harvard-New Hampshire- Sacred Heart-St. John’s winner Ohio-Penn State-Fordham-Georgetown winner vs. Navy-George WashingtonRider-Virginia Tech winner Villanova-Princeton-Duquesne-Drexel winner vs. Radford-James MadisonVirginia-Saint Joseph’s winner Indiana-Saint Louis winner vs. Abilene Christian: Louisiana Tech-SMU winner

> QUARTERFINALS March 25-27

> SEMIFINALS March 29-30

> CHAMPIONSHIP Saturday, April 1, 2 p.m.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of St. Peters will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at the intersection of Suemandy Drive and Grand Teton Drive (1020 Grand Teton Drive). The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the Board of Aldermen may enact by ordinance the special use described below.

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of St. Peters will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at the intersection of Suemandy Drive and Grand Teton Drive (1020 Grand Teton Drive). The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the Board of Aldermen may enact by ordinance the special use described below.

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of St. Peters will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at the intersection of Suemandy Drive and Grand Teton Drive. The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the Board of Aldermen may enact by ordinance the special use described below.

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, MO, 63376, 477-6600 or 278-2244. Petition 17-07 Macy Gray Holdings, LLC. is requesting a special use permit in the SD-OC Special District Ofice/Commercial to permit multiple family units on a 7.974 +/- acre parcel. The property is located on the north side of Mexico Road, east side of St. Peters Centre Boulevard. LOCATION MAP

All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and oral comment. PersonswithdisabilitiesneedingassistanceshouldcontacttheCitybeforethemeeting by calling or writing to the City Administrator at P.O. Box 9, St. Peters, MO, 63376, 477-6600 or 278-2244. Petition 17-04 Barbara Crane is requesting a special use permit in the S-D Special Old Town District to permit a tavern/bar on a .7 +/- acre parcel. The property is located on the north side of Main Street, west of Mid Rivers Mall Drive – 311 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, MO, 63376, 477-6600 or 278-2244. Petition 17-05 Kimberly Schmitendorf d/b/a Salus Roots is requesting a special use permit in the C-2 Community Commercial District to permit therapeutic massage on a .76 +/- acre parcel. The property is located on the west side of Jungermann Road, south of Bartley Street – 412 Jungermann Road. LOCATION MAP

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LEGAL DESCRIPTION A legal description of the subject property is on ile at the City of St. Peters Planning Department.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION A legal description of the subject property is on ile at the City of St. Peters Planning Department.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION A legal description is on ile with the Planning Dept. of the City of St. Peters


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Notice is hereby given that the City of O’Fallon will conduct a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the O’Fallon Municipal Centre located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri, concerning the following request for Preliminary Plat per Chapter 400, Article XVI, of the Municipal Code:

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of St. Peters will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at the intersection of Suemandy Road and Grand Teton Drive (1020 Grand Teton Drive). The Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend and the Board of Aldermen may enact by ordinance the proposed special use permit described below.

INVITATION TO BID #17-031 WALL PADDING & HANGERS (MATERIAL ONLY) CITY OF O’FALLON, MISSOURI

Petition 17-06

Request for Preliminary Plat Name of Owner/Applicant: MJSM, LLC/Bax Engineering Present Zoning Classiication: I-1/Light Industrial District Proposed Use: Industrial Subdivision Location of Property: 1400 Grant Industrial Drive Site Map:

Beer Sauce Shop, LLC is requesting a special use permit in the C-2 Community Commercial District on a 1.6 acre tract to allow a tavern/bar. The subject site is on the east side of Mid Rivers Mall Drive south of McMenamy Drive - 318 Mid Rivers Mall Drive. LOCATION MAP

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri is soliciting sealed bids to furnish and deliver wall padding and hange rs for C a r S h i e l d Field. S pecifications are available at w w w . ofallon.mo . us under Bid Opportunities. Interested vendors should submit sealed bids clearly marked ìWall Padding & Hangers (Material Only)“ to the City of O’Fallon attn, Julie Moellering 1 0 0 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 63366 by 2 : 0 0 P. M. C DT, March 2 8 , 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.

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(Seal) ________________________________ Pamela L. Clement, City Clerk City of O’Fallon, Missouri

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of O’Fallon will conduct a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the O’Fallon Municipal Centre located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri and before the City Council on April 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the O’Fallon Municipal Centre located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri, concerning the following request for Rezoning and Area Plan per Chapter 400, Article XVI, of the Municipal Code: Request for Rezoning and Area Plan Name of Owner/Applicant: Robert M. Rhodes Trust/KAPB, LLC – Land Series Present Zoning Classiication: C-2/General Business District and R-3/Garden Apartments and Condos District Proposed Zoning Classiications: C-2/General Business District and R-3/PUD Garden Apartments and Condos District Planned Unit Development Proposed Use: Single Family Residential Subdivision Location of Property: 8196 Highway N Site Map:

(Seal) ________________________________ Pamela L. Clement, City Clerk City of O’Fallon, Missouri

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of O’Fallon will conduct a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the O’Fallon Municipal Centre located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri and before the City Council on April 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the O’Fallon Municipal Centre located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri, concerning the following request for Final Plan per Chapter 400, Article XVI, of the Municipal Code: Request for Final Plan Name of Owner/Applicant: Pinnacle Land Development, LLC/LK Properties II, LLLP Present Zoning Classiication: R-1/Single Family Residential District Proposed Zoning Classiication: R-1/PUD Single Family Residential District Planned Unit Development Proposed Use: Single Family Residential Subdivision Location of Property: Guthrie Road Site Map:

(Seal) ________________________________ Pamela L. Clement, City Clerk City of O’Fallon, Missouri

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of O’Fallon will conduct a Public Hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission on April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the O’Fallon Municipal Centre located at 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri, concerning the following request for Preliminary Plat per Chapter 400, Article XVI, of the Municipal Code: Request for Preliminary Plat Name of Owner/Applicant: Twenty Seven Hundred Forty – 365 Group, LLC, St. Charles County Ambulance District Present Zoning Classiication: R-2/Two Family Residential District Proposed Use: Ten (10) Lot Subdivision Southeast corner of Capri Drive Location of Property: and Highway P Site Map:

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INVITATION TO BID #17-030 WATER TREATMENT PLANT CHEMICALS CITY OF O’FALLON, MISSOURI

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Public Notices REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS SALE OF RETIRED EQUIPMENT ("AS IS" CONDITION) S e a le d b id s for s ale o f the following equipment in an "as is" condition with no warranties expressed or implied as to usefulness condition whatsoever, will be received by the Metro East Sanitary District, Board of Commissioners until 9 : 0 0 AM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at which time to be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids must be sealed and clearly ma rk e d o n t h e o u t s i d e "Equipment Bid". Description of Equipment with Minimum Bid: 1987 Trail-King Lowboy Trailer Minimum Bid $5,000 1971 Schien Dump Trailer - Minimum Bid $1,500 2005 Fleetwood Terry Travel Trailer with Slide Out Minimum Bid $500 Said equipment will be located at 2 5 0 0 Missouri Ave., Granite City, Illinois and may be inspected by appointment only, between the hours of 7 :3 0 AM and 2 :3 0 PM. Inspections may be arranged by calling (618) 452-9400. S ealed bids to be sent to Metro East Sanitary District, 1800 Edison Avenue, PO Box 1 3 6 6 , Granite C ity, IL 6 2 0 4 0 and C LEARLY MARKED "EQUIPMENT BID". The Metro East Sanitary District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and is to be the sole judge as to which bid is to the best advantage of the District. Bob Shipley Executive Director

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri is soliciting sealed bids to furnish and de live r wate r tre atme nt che micals. S pe cifications are available at www.ofallon.mo.us under Bid Opportunities. Interested vendors should submit sealed bids clearly marked ìWater Treatment Plant Chemicals“ to the City of O’Fallon attn, Julie M o e lle r in g 1 0 0 North Main S treet, O’Fallon, MO 6 3 3 6 6 by 10:00 A.M. CDT, March 28, 2017. Bids will be publicly opened at that time in th e C o u n c i l m a n ’ 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.

INVITATION TO BID GENERAL CONSTRUCTION WORK CITY OF O’FALLON, MISSOURI #17-029 2017 STORM WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS GROUP A Notice is hereby given that the City of O’Fallon will receive sealed bids clearly marked 2017 STORM WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJEC TS GROUP A on or before 2:00:00 PM on Tuesday 4 / 5 / 2 0 1 7 to City of O’Fallon Attn: Julie Moellering, Purchasing Age nt 1 0 0 North Main S treet, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Bids will be publicly opened at that time in the second floor conference room. This contract includes: Work to include but not limited to storm water infrastructure, site grading, replacing paved areas and site restoration on three sites. Those sites are Carolyn Jean Dr., Royal Oaks Subidivision, and Fanning Ave. The re is a mandatory bidder’s questionnaire (enclosed with the spec book) that is due with the bids. Th e C o n tra c t Do 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 documents 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.

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R E: M y rtle Hilliard D a v i s Comprehensive Health Center, 5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 INVITATION TO BID You are invited to bid on new Improvement Work which include a new laboratory, offices, pharmacy, and exam rooms. This remodeling work will be for the Comp 1 site located at 5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 All bids must be on a lump sum basis; segregated bids will not be accepted. Digital Plans will be available Tuesday , March 14, 2017 please see the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center w e b s it e http://mhdchc.org/ for more information. A pre-bid conference will be held at the administrative office of MHDCHC on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:00 am. All bidders, general and sub- contractors, are encouraged to attend. Bids must be received at the Comp 1 site located at 5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, St. Louis, MO 63112 on March 24, 2017 by 3pm. Interested bidders desiring to view the project site should please see the Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Center website h t t p : / / m h d c h c .o r g / f o r m o r e information. To be considered, bids must be made in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Supplementary Instructions to Bidders included in the Project Manual. DOCUMENTS: Bonafide prime and sub bidders may obtain Contract Documents (Drawings and Project Manual) for a non-refundable cost of $50.00 per set. Checks payable to St. Louis Design Alliance, Inc. No partial sets will be issued. Any addenda will be sent to all purchasers of plans. The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject all bids. Saint Louis

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GPM, Inc., 8393 N. Hwy 94, West Alton, MO 63386, 636-753-2090, has twenty -five (25) temporary, full- time openings for Groundskeepers in St. Charles, MO, to work from 04/01/2017 to 11/15/2017. The work will be performed in St . Louis and St . Charles counties. Groundskeeper job includes operating vehicles and powered equipment such as tractors, twin-axle vehicles, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws. Mowing and edging lawns, using power mowers or edgers. Caring for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing t h a t c h , o r t r immin g or edging around flow er beds, w alks, or walls. Using hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes. Pruning or trimming trees, shrubs or hedges, using shears, pruners or chain saws. Gathering or removing litter, maintaining tools, equipment, or structures such as buildings, green houses, fences, or benches, using hand or power t o o ls . M ix in g a n d spray ing or spreading fertilizer, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs or trees using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders. Providing proper upkeep of sidewalks. Must be able to work outside for long periods of time. The employer will provide workers at no charge all tools, supplies, and equipment required to perform the job. No experience or education required, any necessary training will be provided by employer. Transportation to and from the place of employment will be provided with a separate check. Transportation (including meals and, to the extent necessary , lodging) to the place of employment will be provided, or its cost to workers reimbursed, if the worker completes half the employment period. Return transportation will be provided if the worker completes the employment period or is dismissed early by the employer. Employer does not provide boardi n g . Wa g e i s $ 1 3 . 2 0 / h r , 4 0 hrs/week (7 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F), overtime available at a rate of 1.5x the regular rate, wages will be paid every two weeks. Employer will ma ke a ll d e d u c t io n s from the worker's pay check required by law, no other deductions will be made. Employer will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. Employer guarantees to offer w ork for hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays in each 6 week period of the total employment period. Employer will reimburse the H-2B worker in the first workweek for all v is a , v is a p r o c e s s in g , border crossing and any other related fees mandated by the government. If worker works at least 50% of the period of employment, employer will reimburse for transportation and subsistence from the place from which the worker came from in a separate check. Employer will provide worker's cost of return transportation and daily subsistence from place of employment to the place where worker originated from, disregarding intervening employment, if worker completes the certified period of employment or if the worker is dismissed. Subsistence will be at least $12.09 per d a y d u r in g travel t o a m a x of $51.00 per day with receipts in a separate check. Send applications, indications of availability and/or res u m e s t o R a n d a l l F e c h t e r at G PM 1 0 0 @ h o t ma il.c o m or The Missouri Department of Economic Development, Division of Workf o r c e Development, P. O . Bo x 1087, 421 East Dunklin St., Jefferson City , M O 65102, 573-7519571, fax 573-751-9528, and reference Job Order #: 11717272. Please also contact the MO SWA at 314-475-7900, 4040 Seven Hills Dr, #166, Florissant, MO 63033, job listing 12112005. Ad is placed in support of future H-2B application.

Request for Proposal # 57817074 for Auditing Services H a r r i s - S t o w e S tate Unive rs ity (HSSU) is requesting proposals to provide auditing services. A prebid conference will be held at 1 0 : 0 0 a.m. on Thursday, March 3 0 , 2 0 1 7 in the Clay Education Center (CEC) 2 0 4 Professional Development room (higher education side of building), 1 0 North Compton, St. Louis, MO 63103. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the RFP by emailing a request to: morrowb@ hssu.edu, faxing a written request to HSSU, Attention: B. A. Morrow, (3 1 4 ) 340-3322; or by calling (314) 3405 7 6 3 and leaving the company name, address and telephone #. Proposals will be received until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 and should be mailed or delivered in sealed envelopes clearly marked "Proposal for Auditing Services" Harris-Stowe State University, ATTN : B. A. Morrow, 3026 Laclede Avenue, Room 105, St. Louis, MO 63103. Proposals will be opened and the names read at 1 0 : 1 5 a.m. in C EC 2 0 4 Prof Dev room (higher ed side of building).

S t . L o u i s C o m m u n i t y C o l l e ge intends to purchase licenses for use of the Student Success Collaborative-Navigate platform from the Education Advisory Board w hich has been determined to qualify as a "Sole Source" purchase. Any vendor who does not agree may file a protest via email at stlccbids@stlcc.edu referencing B0003633 by 5:00 P. M. (local time) on March 28, 2017. Additional information may be accessed on our website at www. stlcc.edu/purchasing or by calling (314) 539-5227. EOE/AA Employer.

The City of Webster Groves is accepting sealed bids for Sculpture Garde n Lighting at W e b s t e r Groves City Hall, 4 East L o c k wood, Webster Groves, MO 63119 until 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 5, 2017. A pre-bid meeting will be held at the project site on Wednesday, March, 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Bidders may obtain hard copies of bid docume nts at C ounty Blue , 1 4 4 9 Strassner Drive, St. Louis, MO 6 3 1 4 4 for the nonrefundable cost of re production or download electronic version of documents at www. webstergroves.org/bids. All rights reserved.

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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, MO, 63376, 636-477-6600 or 636-278-2244.

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P2 WEEKENDS Continued from Page 1 The current gem of the St. Louis real estate market is the Innsbrook home at 2273 Alpine View Dr. The 4-bed, 6-bath waterfront estate is covered in wood from top to bottom – a luxury lodge on Innsbrook’s premier 236-acre Alpine Lake. The soaring ceiling and towering stone ireplace draw well-deserved attention to the expansive great room windows and a pictureperfect view. Family is never far away in this custom home with its enviable, completely open loorplan. With a history as fascinating as the home itself, 2273 Alpine View Dr. is listed by Innsbrook Properties, Inc. for $2.2 million. Affectionately known as “The Lodge,” the home was built by Lou and Bonnie Morse, whose family founded, owned and operated what they coined Chimney Rock Park in North Carolina beginning in 1902. In 2007, the park was purchased by the State of North Carolina and the Morse’s built their new family getaway at Innsbrook – a history that’s chronicled in the glass enclosed all-season “Chimney Rock Room” that boasts gorgeous views of woods and water. The home features a gourmet kitchen and professionally decorated interior (by Steve Patton of Frank Patton Interiors), in addition to unique luxuries like the butler pantry, expansive wine cellar and elevator. The stunning features and breathtaking beauty of the home did not come at the cost of the nature

BASEMENT TRANSFORMED Continued from Page 1 WATERGuARD The most common basement leaks occur at the floor seam – where the floor meets the wall. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system installed in the concrete floor of the basement. It collects water that may leak from the or at the floor seam. Once complete, the drain is covered with concrete so the homeowner never knows it’s there. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system.

it was built to celebrate – it has also been gold-level green certiied by the National Association of Home Builders. This lakefront luxury property is a destination within itself — though there is plenty more to explore within the gates of the Innsbrook community. With the golf course, restaurant and newly-opened amenity complex facility that’s home to a itness center, swimming pool with lazy river, poolside eatery and outdoor amphitheater, there’s something for everyone at Innsbrook. Whether you’re a solo explorer, family adventurer or seek to connect with new friends, Innsbrook’s natural amenities tied with its calendar of events will it the bill. Numerous hiking and equestrian trails wind throughout the community – the perfect places to get it, explore the forest or get away from it all. Kick off your shoes and gather with friends at Innsbrook’s concert series under the stars, or simply call it a day at the beach with a book. Are you more of the stay-in-on-theweekend type? Go no further than your home or yard to catch a falling star, decompress beside a crackling campire or watch for the abundant wildlife. In a time when imaginations seem to reach as far as the cord and are only as strong as the battery that powers them – it’s time for your family to escape the outlet and plug into reality at Innsbrook. Explore all of Innsbrook’s available properties online at www.innsbrook-resort.com or in-person at featured open houses every weekend.For directions or more information call 636.928.3366 x9199 or email property@innsbrookresort.com.

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Saint Clair (MO) THE MOTTO OF ST. CLAIR IS “WE’RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS” FRANKLIN COUNTY IN A NUTSHELL

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The city of St. Clair is a dynamic community that is situated in the greater St. Louis region and is a hot spot for growth. St. Clair is located directly upon I-44 and State Route 47, just 45 minutes from the St. Louis Arch.

St. Clair has one of the most respected public schools in the state of Missouri. St. Clair R-13 school district is top of the line. The city also features three great parks, a splash park, historical museum, youth sport activities, senior/community center, public library and a wide array of municipal as well as civic services, clubs and organizations.

St. Clair is proud of its history and strives to be a community that is continually moving forward. St. Clair is business-friendly and aspires to grow residentially, commercially and industrially.

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We all live with some regrets in our lives, some big and some small. Sometimes this happens to home buyers. Did I buy at the right time? Is this the best house for me? These are just some of the worries that real estate agents hear from their buyers. If you are in the market to buy, there are some common mistakes and possible future regrets that you can avoid.

NOT WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL The safest way to jump into the housing market is to have a buyer’s agent beside you to represent your interests. Chances are that the agent holding the Open House on Sunday afternoon works for the seller. While they are ethically and legally bound to treat you honestly and fairly, their allegiance must be to the seller who hired him and not to you. Retaining the services of a buyer’s agent means that you will have a trained professional advising you and looking out for your best interests every step of your real estate journey. They will help you ind potential homes that meet your needs and assist you in evaluating the seller’s asking price and preparing an ofer. They will assist you with the inancing, inspections and everything else leading up to the successful

completion of your purchase. The best news is that generally the services of a buyer’s agent will cost you nothing. Most buyer agency agreements stipulate that the agent will accept the cooperating broker commission that is paid by the seller’s agent from the commission received from the seller. If your agent is assisting you in purchasing a home not listed in the multi-list service, be sure to discuss with them what, if anything, your inancial obligation will be. TAKING TOO LONG TO DECIDE Deciding what home is right for your family is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. In an ideal world, you could take all the time you want to decide if you want to make an ofer on a home you have seen. In today’s fast-paced real estate market, that is not a luxury you have. Last year, the average home in St. Charles County sold in just 13 days. The reality is that homes in St. Charles County that are priced right and in good condition sell very quickly. Sometimes they sell the day they hit the market. If you see a home that might be right for your family, you can’t aford to wait to make the decision. In today’s market, you must be ready to act quickly. If you wait, chances are good that someone else will buy it before you get a chance to make an ofer.

does not exist. We all have our own individual tastes, and our homes relect those tastes. Any home you view will have aspects you like and those you don’t care for. Looking for the perfect home will be a long and probably unfulilled journey because perfection does not exist. It is important to sit down with your agent and prioritize what you need and desire in your new home. It is best to concentrate on the things that are most important and would be extremely expensive to change such as a ranch versus two-story, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, irst loor laundry, etc. Things such as wallpaper, window treatments and loor coverings are relatively easy to change. If you concentrate on the essential elements, it will be a quicker and easier journey to inding that special home. NOT LISTENING TO THE PROFESSIONAL YOU HIRE. Sometimes buyers hire a professional agent but don’t listen to their advice. You hired your agent for his knowledge and experience. They know the market and the safe way to complete your home purchase. Making the mistake of not listening can cost you dearly. Your agent is dedicated to helping you journey safely to your new home. Remember, not all real estate agents are Realtors®. Be sure to ask your agent if he is a St. Charles Realtor®. Call your St. Charles Realtor® today.

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Livestock farm with home, barns and fenced pasture. Pasture farm with home, outbuildings, pond and mature timber. Great hunting! NEW! ST. CLAIR COUNTY 31.28 ACRES — MILLSTADT Wooded tract. Only 14 miles from downtown St. Louis. NEW! ST. CLAIR COUNTY 25 ACRES — MILLSTADT Currently being farmed. Edge of Millstadt city limits. ST. CLAIR COUNTY 40 ACRES — LENZBURG Tillable and wooded. Ideal for deer and turkey hunters! ST. CLAIR COUNTY 28 ACRES — LENZBURG Currently in hay. Possible lake site. ST. CLAIR COUNTY 20.87 ACRES — BELLEVILLE Open land. Possible building site.

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6 New light Musician Zo! and singer Carmen Rodgers team up for their “Skybreak” tour this weekend at .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

7 New perspectives Folk, country and blues meet on Son Volt’s latest album, “Notes of Blue.”

24 Tempting dishes Hi-Pointe Drive-In is the right amount of too much — except when it’s too much. BY IAN FROEB

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8 Real experience Bassist Billy Cox, who actually played and recorded with Jimi Hendrix, is on the “Experience Hendrix” tour. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON 11 Big move With its move from the Grove to Grand Center, the Music Record Shop looks to grow its online business.

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A float makes its way through Dogtown in the Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2016.

BETS FRIDAY Aries Spears WHEN 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Helium Comedy Club, St. Louis Galleria, 1151 St. Louis Galleria Street, Richmond Heights • HOW MUCH $23-$25 • MORE INFO heliumcomedy.com

was only ✔ “MADtv” one of the beginning points for comedian Aries Spears. He also was seen on Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and “Showtime at the Apollo,” and he’s still keeping the laughs coming. His impressions of Al Pacino, Eddie Murphy and James Brown remain memorable. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

‘Defying Gravity and Social Injustice’ WHEN 7-9 p.m. Friday • WHERE .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator, 3224 Locust Street • HOW MUCH $75 • MORE INFO circusharmony.org

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‘Million Dollar Quartet’ WHEN 8 p.m. Friday, through April 9 • WHERE Browning Mainstage, Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves • HOW MUCH $28-$91.50 • MORE INFO 314-968-4925; repstl.org

night in 1956, ✔ One Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins played an impromptu jam session at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tenn., the place where they all got their start. Reimagining that legendary night, “Million Dollar Quartet” comes packed with hits including “Hound Dog,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Blue Suede Shoes” and many others. Hunter Foster directs. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

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FRIDAY Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade WHEN 12:30 p.m. Friday; outdoor Irish Festival follows the parade until 6 p.m. • WHERE Tamm Avenue, from Oakland to Manchester avenues • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO stlhibernians.com

BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

The Hibernians have modeled their parade on the ones held for hundreds of years in Ireland, where revelers march through the town to the local Catholic church. In Dogtown, our city’s traditionally Irish neighborhood, that means St. James the Greater. The parade, which is always held on St. Patrick’s actual feast day, snakes past St. James as it makes its way along Tamm Avenue from Oakland to Manchester avenues. Friday’s parade will be led by the family of James Dailey Wahl, who died of leukemia in December. Wahl, a St. Louis Municipal Court judge, was a parade organizer and the founder of the Hibernians’ Hoses, Handcufs and Hardhats fundraiser to honor first responders and labor leaders. BY COLLEEN SCHRAPPEN

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ WHEN 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $35-$69 • MORE INFO 314534-1700; stlsymphony.org

can you not ✔ How love a movie that turns an archaeologist into an action hero? John Williams’ score is surely a big part of the appeal of Steven

Spielberg’s epic “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” too. This weekend, you can hear the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra perform that score live, as Powell Hall returns to its movie-palace roots. Scott Terrell conducts. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

SATURDAY Andrew McMahon, Atlas Genius, Night Riots WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday • WHERE Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Boulevard • HOW MUCH Sold out • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is making up for what was one heck of a disappointing night last summer when its show with Panic! At the

Disco and Weezer was rained out at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. The band, which was able to perform before the storm hit, is back with two sold-out concerts at Delmar Hall. Its latest release is “Zombies on Broadway.” “I wrote this album in the middle of a whirlwind, when the future was unclear,” McMahon says. “I found my way to the city, thinking I

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WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday • WHERE 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue • HOW MUCH Free; donations accepted • MORE INFO bandtogetherstl.com

Re-enactor and Military Collectors Show and Swap Meet

Dunnn-dunnn. Dunnnndunnnn. Dun-dun, dun-dun, DUN-DUN, DUN-DUN. If you recognized that line, you’re bound to enjoy this John Williams-themed concert and color guard performance featuring classic music from “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” and “Indiana Jones.” The concert is a 20th anniversary celebration for BandTogether, St. Louis’ gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally-

FAST FORWARD QFest, March 29-April 2 at .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator: Cinema St. Louis screens a selection of fifilms lms that spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people “The Illusionists,” March 31-April 2 at the Fox Theatre: Called “Magic’s Cirque du Soleil” by the Times of London, this show promises to dazzle audiences of all ages Art Fair at Queeny Park, March 31-April 2 at Queeny Park: Work by 135 artists — along with wine tastings, live music and activities for kids — is part of this event’s 40th outing Teen Talent Competition, April 8 at the Fox Theatre: The 17 finalists from regional semifinals will take the stage and compete to win more than $30,000 in scholarships cholarships and prizes

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WHEN 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday • WHERE Pavilion at Lemay in Jeferson Barracks Park, 305 Gregg Road • HOW MUCH $3 • MORE INFO 314-615-8800

Looking for a leather muzzle cover for that special someone? Running low on combat helmets? Or do you simply like to browse? Re-enactors and memorabilia collectors from around the area will have collectibles from

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“Defying Gravity and Social Injustice: A Tribute to Nat Hentof.” Hentof, the father of Circus Harmony director Jessica Hentof, died Jan. 7 at age 91. Nat Hentof was an author and journalist who was a champion for jazz, civil rights and education. For 50 years, he was a columnist for the Village Voice, New York’s newsweekly. Jazz icon Duke Ellington once described Hentof as “beyond category.”


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WHEN 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; running through March 26 • WHERE Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $25-$95 • MORE INFO 314-534-1111; metrotix.com

This celebration of an urban American sound that everybody came to love traces the career of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who started as a featherweight boxer but became a heavyweight music mogul. Gordy launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many others. The show includes many of their chart-topping songs, from “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” and “Dancing in the Street.” BY JUDITH NEWMARK

the Revolutionary War to World War II. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Jefferson Barracks. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

SUNDAY Dinosaur Jr., Easy Action WHEN 8 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Boulevard • HOW MUCH Sold out • MORE INFO ticketmaster.com

Rock band Dinosaur Jr. is back with “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.” “Most of the tracks were helmed by J Mascis’ painstaking idiosyncrasies and ripping guitar solos, paired with Lou Barlow’s own mercurial sensibilities and Murph hammering on the drums,” the band says in a statement. “Just goes to show there’s no need to deviate from the norm once the norm becomes legendary.” BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

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MONDAY St. Louis Theater Circle Awards WHEN 7 p.m. Monday; bufet meal at 5:30 p.m. • WHERE Skip Viragh Center for the Arts, Chaminade College Preparatory School, 425 South Lindbergh Boulevard • HOW MUCH $15; $25 for dinner-anddrink package • MORE INFO brownpapertickets. com; to RSVP for the bufet, call 636-529-1664 or visit withlovecatering.com

in its ifth ✔ Now year, the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards presentation feels like a big cast party — a party that’s open to everyone who enjoys plays, musicals and operas. The Theater Circle, an organization of critics, gives the awards to honor outstanding professional work by actors, designers, directors and writers created in and for St. Louis. (In other words, everything but touring shows.) This year, for

the irst time, the awards are sponsored by the Post-Dispatch. Tickets for a preshow bufet may be reserved until noon Sunday; tickets for the show will be available at the door (cash or check only). There’s no reserved seating. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

WEDNESDAY Mean Street, Three Lock Box WHEN 7 p.m. Wednesday • WHERE Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles • HOW MUCH $10 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

One thing rock fans likely won’t see is Van Halen and Sammy Hagar on the same bill — until they’re part of a Van Halen and Sammy Hagar tribute act. And that’s where Mean Street: A Tribute to Van Halen and Three Lock Box: A Tribute to Sammy Hagar come in. Rock on, guys. BY

WHEN Reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday; on view through Sept. 24 • WHERE World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO worldchesshof.org

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exhibition at ✔ An the World Chess Hall of Fame features work celebrating chess (of course) by 20 local artists, writers, designers, musicians and composers. This year marks the ifth anniversary for the WCHOF. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

‘An Evening With Gaelic Storm’ WHEN 8 p.m. Thursday • WHERE Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH $30-$35 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

band Gaelic ✔ Celtic Storm’s latest album is “Matching Sweaters,” which mixes traditional Irish music with modern inluences. “We’re a touring band; that’s how this band works,” percussionist Ryan Lacey says in a statement. “‘Matching Sweaters’ is one of the most complete albums we’ve done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show.” BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

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t’s easy to live a life of don’ts, as comedian Artie Lange has, and proclaim to have no regrets. But looking back at his life, that’s not how Lange sees it. “I have lots of regrets,” he says with a laugh. He has faced hardships in his professional and personal life, but he doesn’t shy away from it onstage, in interviews and or in his best-selling memoirs, including “Crash and Burn” (2013). He’s been let go from “MADtv,” cut out of “Jerry Maguire” and dumped from “The Howard Stern Show.” He’s done stints in jail and rehab, the result of drug addiction. Attempting suicide in 2010, he stabbed himself

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in the gut, drank bleach and cut his wrists. Lange has been to hell and back. “One of my most serious regrets would be drugs,” he says. “I should have tackled my old self the first time I did heroin.” These days things have turned around for Lange. “I’m back to where I am happy and I am making money. My stand-up is doing well, and I’m living a dream.” He’s on the road with a routine that focuses on real life, mining his own pain for laughs. He performs Friday and Saturday at the Funny Bone. “A lot has happened since I came back from the stabbing,” Lange says.

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WHAT Artie Lange • WHEN 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday • WHERE Funny Bone St. Louis, 614 West Port Plaza • HOW MUCH $35 • MORE INFO stlouisfunnybone.com

Zo!, Carmen Rodgers bring a new vision to ‘Skybreak’ Musician Zo! and singer Carmen Rodgers team up for their “Skybreak” tour this weekend at .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator. Both also are part of the Foreign Exchange musical family, led by rapper-singer Phonte and producermusician Nicolay. Zo! talks about the show. Describe the “Skybreak Tour.” It’s all about bringing a new vision to the music. I always feel like, if you want to hear “Skybreak,” the album, then stay at home and listen to it, or listen to it in your car or work out with it. But we bring another life to it live — another perspective. We make it fun for folks. Can you talk about how the show plays out? It’s a dope concept. It’s like you’re getting a two-for-one show, and it’s interesting how we put the show together — how diferent songs segue in and out of each other’s catalog. You don’t see that happening in our genre. Are your catalogs more alike or diferent? I would say we’re in line with each other in terms of our audience and genre. Both catalogs touch on a lot of diferent feels, diferent tempos. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON WHAT Zo! + Carmen Rodgers’ “Skybreak” tour with DJ JMO • WHEN 7:30 p.m. Saturday • WHERE .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator, 3224 Locust Street • HOW MUCH $15-$20 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

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He likens his descent to the time when comedian Richard Pryor set himself on fire. Pryor later rebounded with a comedy special, which Lange considers “the best hour of stand-up ever.” Talking about his dark times onstage was initially diicult for Lange, but it got easier when he realized his experiences weren’t as unique as he’d thought. “The hardest part is trying it out and it’s the first time you’re telling a story and they don’t laugh at it,” he says. “But someone has had the same thing happen to them.” Lange’s recent work also includes his role on HBO’s new “Crashing.” The comedy series was created by and stars Pete Holmes. On the show, Lange portrays a version of himself; its pilot was titled “Artie Lange.” He says “Crashing” is an accurate look at comedians, but it’s diferent from “every other show about a stand-up comedian playing himself.” The ofer came after the stabbing incident. “Everyone said maybe I should quit show business,” he recalls. In addition to “Crashing,” Lange just handed over the first draft of his third book and hosts “The Artie Quitter Podcast.” “I have a loyal following,” he says of the podcast. “I never thought this would be my calling in life. I love it. It’s the first time I’m totally uncensored.”


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Folk, country and blues meet on latest album by Son Volt BY DANIEL DURCHHOLZ / SPECIAL TO GO! MAGAZINE

he convergence of three foundational forms of music and a diferent approach to playing the guitar were among the inspirations Jay Farrar drew upon for his band Son Volt’s latest album, “Notes of Blue.” “The place where folk, country and blues come together — that’s the lens I was looking through,” says Farrar, a longtime St. Louisan, checking in by phone from Gastonia, N.C. “The folk perspective is something I grew up around — my father (Pops Farrar) playing the songs of Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. And those guys were heavily influenced by blues.” Farrar tends to dive deep into his projects. In recent years, he’s used the prose of Jack Kerouac’s novel “Big Sur” as the lyrical base for 2009’s “One Fast Move or I’m Gone,” a collaboration with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. Lyrics left behind by Woody Guthrie were turned into fullfledged songs by Farrar, Will Johnson (Centromatic), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Jim James (My Morning Jacket) on 2011’s “New Multitudes.”

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And in 2013, Farrar distilled a hard, barroom brand of country on Son Volt’s “Honky Tonk.” “The idea is to not be complacent and make the same record over and over,” he says. Farrar’s previous project was a reissue of Son Volt’s debut album, “Trace,” a landmark of the kind of music that has come to be known as Americana, and featuring some of Farrar’s best-known songs, including “Windfall” and “Tear Stained Eye.” Looking back to that album led Farrar to get back to playing electric guitar, something he hadn’t done for some time. He pulled out the amplifier pictured on the cover of “Trace” — a Webster Chicago amp Farrar suspects dates from the early 1940s. “I felt like that would have the right aesthetic for a lot of these (new) songs,” he says. The “Notes of Blue” songs themselves were in part inspired by Farrar’s experiments with alternate tunings and the fingerpicking style of playing — something he gleaned from listening to blues artists Skip

James, Mississippi Fred McDowell and, somewhat incongruously, English folk artist Nick Drake. “When you’re learning an alternate tuning, it’s a challenge,” he says. “You’re essentially learning the instrument from scratch, really. You’re learning new chord configurations and guitar voicings, so it sounds diferent. It opens up a lot of possibilities.” The songs themselves don’t present as blues songs, precisely, but convey that style of music’s essential steadfastness and sanguinity in the face of hard times. “There will be damage, there will be hell to pay,” Farrar sings on the opening track, “Promise the World.” “Light after darkness, that is the way.” “I’ve always been drawn to the spiritual aspect of the blues,” he says. “I really think music in general and blues in particular is a place that you go to be uplifted or to transcend your surroundings.” The closing track, “Threads and Steel,” contains what you might call Farrar’s “crossroads” moment: a description of demonic presence “going around taking names” wearing “a go-to-hell hat and shoes that click when he walks.” It could be the devil, it could be a record-company shark or it could be a certain orange-hued politician. “There’s probably some Donald Trump in there, too,” Farrar allows.

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‘Experience Hendrix’ tour helps keep Jimi Hendrix’s music alive

they got their guitars.” He says the tour started with a couple of one-of shows in the late ’80s and kept building to where it is now: an annual BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON / KJOHNSON@POST-DISPATCH.COM and expected event. Cox, whose latest those who don’t admit he annual album is “Uniltered” they’re inspired by Jimi.” “Experience (2016), enjoys his Cox says the music Hendrix” tour role in keeping of Hendrix boasts a long list of artists Hendrix’s music reaches down on its roster, including alive. “All of throughout Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, this music is generations, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, a part of my traditions Zakk Wylde, Ana Popovic, life since I was and cultural Beth Hart and Dweezil Cox a part of Hendrix’s boundaries in a way Zappa. But the one name music,” he says. that he hasn’t giving the event the “It’s a privilege seen since. most heft isn’t even the and a pleasure “He had his biggest name on the bill. to still be own vibe,” he It’s bassist Billy Cox, playing the Jimi says. “They who actually played Hendrix music called him the and recorded with the Lang I was a part of.” god of the guitar, legendary Jimi Hendrix. Though and it’s true. Cox is credited as sharing the That’s pretty being the only surviving stage with good for a member of Hendrix’s Hendrix was guy who was three most prominent an obvious 27 and only bands, including the Jimi highlight of had fame for Hendrix Experience and Guy Cox’s career, about ive years.” Band of Gypsies. He has Cox says tour organizers recording with him been a part of Experience meant even more. weren’t concerned with Hendrix, which celebrates “That’s what I really how much money it’d the music of Hendrix, enjoyed — being in the generate but rather giving from the beginning. studio creating,” he says. Hendrix fans what they “It’s about the music “That’s something I’ll needed. “His songs talked of Jimi Hendrix, and always enjoy doing and about love and about we’ve gathered together still enjoy doing. Those God and about peace and musicians who are Jimi were the most memorable harmony,” Cox says. Hendrix aicionados,” events, in the studio, The tour presents “a Cox says. “If you picked being a part of how the real guitar setting when up a guitar in the last songs came together we’re out there. We enjoy 40 years, you had to go and the applications of what we’re doing, and we through Jimi Hendrix.” what made them work.” leave the egos at home.” He says Hendrix, a Cox says each member seminal rock guitarist WHAT “Experience Hendrix” of the lineup ofers and Rock and Roll Hall with Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne something unique. “It’s of Famer known for Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Dweezil all about diferent people, albums such as “Are Zappa, Chris Layton, Mato but we’re all playing You Experienced” Nanji, Noah Hunt, Beth Hendrix songs. A lot of (1967) and “Electric Hart, Ana Popovic, Henri people who are on the tour Brown, the Slide Brothers, Ladyland” (1968), paved Scott Nelson, Tim Austin are in demand around the the way for everyone • WHEN 8 p.m. Saturday • world, so it’s a privilege for WHERE Peabody Opera House, who came after him. them to come on the tour “There are two kinds 1400 Market Street • HOW MUCH $40.50-$125.50 • MORE and play the music they of guitar players: those INFO ticketmaster.com irst learned to play when inluenced by Jimi and

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Music Record Shop has some fancy new digs. The record store, specializing in vinyl and CDs, relocated from 4191 Manchester Avenue in the Grove neighborhood to the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s plush .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator at 3224 Locust Street (the Cadillac Building) in Grand Center. Music Record Store opened in January in its new location and this month had a grand opening that doubled as an album release celebration for St. Louis metal band Final Drive. stltoday.com/blender

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While operating quietly for two months, owner Mark Carter was settling the business into its new space, ironing out what he wanted the store to look like and keeping an eye on customers’ behaviors. “We knew we wanted to keep the same feel as the Grove but also make it diferent — simplify it more,” he says. He also values the experience customers get from “flipping through records and people saying, ‘I can’t believe you have this.’ That experience is incredible.” At its Grove location, Music Record Shop was between a pair of concert @blenderpd

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venues: the Ready Room and the Demo. (The latter has been replaced by Gezellig Tap House & Bottleshop.) The store often stayed open late so concertgoers could visit after shows. “Having a record store between two venues, you can’t go wrong. It went great. It was really good for us, and it established us in the community,” Carter says. Being in the Grove tied Music Record Shop to local bands and also gave the store a look at how venues work, but the benefits of moving to Grand Center were more attractive. “We just ran out of room,” Carter says. “That was our problem. We needed more space. It made a lot of sense to make that move. We had to sacrifice our situation in the Grove to get to this point. Grand Center is growing, and there’s lots of potential there — lots of upsides. The Kranzberg has been generous and accommodating.” Music Record Shop has more than tripled in size. The store itself is 1,100 square feet; oice space and the shop’s mail-order business occupy an additional 2,500 square feet. The Grove shop was 900 square feet. The physical store is “like a giant billboard” for Music Record Shop, helping to grow its online business. “The online will always exceed the store,” Carter says. “There’s more people looking online.” Music Record Shop ships about 1,000 packages worldwide each month. “We weren’t doing it at that level in the Grove,” Carter says. “It was tough to get our hands wrapped around the inventory.”

The store is also increasing its local licensing and distribution through its Midwest Music Source branch, which deals in accessories. In addition to growing the online business, the new location will feature new and used DVDs, which is new for Music Record Shop. The store deals in all genres of music — punk, hip-hop, metal, reggae, classical and more, in both new and used forms. Music Record Shop originally opened in Kirkwood in 2013, before moving to the Grove. Carter considers consuming music on vinyl a “lifestyle,” even in a digital world, representing a nice break from being “connected.” “Vinyl is a very big thing,” he says. “We haven’t gotten into the digital side of things yet, but I’m open to anything.” WHERE Music Record Shop, 3224 Locust Street • HOURS 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday • MORE INFO musicrecordshop.com

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“#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis” is on display through April 15, 2018.

Ongoing struggle Missouri History Museum highlights St. Louis’ role in the civil rights movement BY CALVIN WILSON / CALVINWILSON@POST-DISPATCH.COM

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t. Louis became a talking point in the national debate about racial injustice in fall 2014, after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. It didn’t matter that the tragedy actually took place in Ferguson — geographically challenged journalists equated city and suburb. And it wasn’t long before the cover of the New Yorker depicted the Gateway Arch as a structure with diferently colored legs — one black, one white — separated by a gap at the top.

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Ironically, for much of its history, the role of St. Louis in the fight to secure equality under the law for black Americans has been underappreciated or overlooked. Setting the record straight is among the goals of a new exhibition at the Missouri History Museum. “#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis” traces the history of the local civil rights movement and addresses its relationship to national events. The multimedia exhibition includes

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original artwork by William Burton, Dail Chambers, Darnell Chambers and Robert Ketchens and is curated by Gwen Moore, curator of urban landscape and community identity at the museum. Significantly, Moore says, the exhibition’s title refers not only to the civil rights movement — which historians generally date from 1954 to 1968 — but also to the “freedom struggle” that both preceded it and continues to the present day. “#1 in Civil Rights” illustrates that St. Louis “has a civil rights history — and an important civil rights history,” she says. “I was really interested in these people who had been so involved in this struggle and who had sacrificed so much and gone through so much,” Moore says.“I wanted them to be recognized.”

“#1 in Civil Rights,” whose entryway features black-and-white footage of protest marchers, covers territory ranging from black-history basics to information that’s not so well-known — but should be. Most St. Louisans will be familiar with the case of Dred Scott, who with his wife, Harriet, sued for their freedom in a U.S. Supreme Court case that helped prompt the Civil War. But it’s lesser known that St. Louis was the scene of one of the first civil rights demonstrations in the country. In 1819, free blacks and their white allies gathered at the Old Courthouse to protest Missouri’s admission to the Union as a slave state. Just as fascinating is the story of Moses Dickson, who in 1846 joined with 12 other free black men to form the Knights of Liberty. Eventually numbering more than 47,000 in several states, the group aided slaves in escaping through the Underground Railroad and fought alongside Union soldiers in the Civil War. The exhibition is bursting with specifics that illuminate the time period under discussion, such as this quote from a white diary owner in response to a request to employ black delivery drivers: “I’ll never hire Negroes as long as cows give white milk.” And the Ferguson section features video of commentators who explore the meaning of the incident and its aftermath. “The struggle for freedom started way before 1954,” Moore says. “It just didn’t happen that, all of a sudden in 1954, black folks said, ‘I’m tired of this.’ Black people were saying that from the day they hit these shores.” WHAT “#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis” • WHEN Through April 15, 2018; hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday • WHERE Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Boulevard, Forest Park • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-746-4599; mohistory.org

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able. But Gaston regards her obvious lack of interest as a challenge. If only Belle could meet a man as sensitive and sophisticated as her father, Maurice (Kevin Kline), who never fails to honor her request to bring back a flower from his travels. Unfortunately, the latest flower that Maurice picks happens to belong to a monstrous, castle-dwelling recluse — who responds to the theft by locking him up. Noting her father’s absence and tracking him down, Belle implores the Beast to let Maurice go and im-

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wood musicals. In a nervy move, Conprison her instead. don even references an iconic moment The Beast agrees — and thus begins in “The Sound of Music.” one of the most improbable but It’s hard to imagine a better intriguing romances in fairy Belle than Watson, who ratales. diates much the same in“Beauty and the Beast” BELLE ISN’T telligence and spunk that is a live-action remake of THE ONLY BEAUTY WHO she brought to Hermione the wonderful 1991 aniLOVES A BEAST. in the “Harry Potter” mated musical — and not Sunday in A&E films. And Dan Stevens quite as good as its prede(“Downton Abbey”) is excessor. But it’s a vastly encellent as the soulful Beast. tertaining film that combines If you thought it was a bad idea to old-school charm with technologimess with a classic, “Beauty and the cal wizardry. Beast” will persuade you that a tale as Working from a screenplay by Steold as time is worth retelling. phen Chbosky (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) and Evan Spiliotopoulos WHAT “Beauty and the Beast” • RUN (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”) TIME 2:09 • RATING PG • CONTENT Action violence, peril and frightening images that mostly sticks with the 1991 story, director Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”) channels the virtues of classic Holly-

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Facing the past Source material’s rich literary sensibility shines through in ‘he Sense of an Ending’ ★★★ BY CALVIN WILSON / CALVINWILSON@POST-DISPATCH.COM

n his youth, Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) aspired to be a poet, but nothing much came of it. Instead, he has devoted his life to a vintage camera shop, content to provide others with a means of inspecting life more closely while afording scant attention to his own. Tony is the kind of man for whom years can pass without anything event-

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ful happening. So it’s something of a shock when he learns that he has inherited a diary from an old friend — an item that brings to mind their college days. Back then, the world seemed full of possibilities, and Tony was involved with a young woman named Veronica (Freya Mavor). Veronica might have been the love of Tony’s life had things worked out differently — he went through the usual

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moves of meeting her family and presenting himself as a young man with a promising future. But their liaison proved to be all too brief — and their uncoupling less than amicable. Tony has put the relationship behind him. Unfortunately, he finds that he must deal with Veronica again (now played by Charlotte Rampling). The diary is somehow in her possession, and it seems that she’d prefer to hold onto it. Based on a novel by Julian Barnes, “The Sense of an Ending” chronicles one man’s eforts to come to terms with his past, his memory and himself. Working from a screenplay by Nick Payne, director Ritesh Batra (“The

Lunchbox”) has his hands full juggling the elements of Barnes’ complicated narrative. But the rich literary sensibility of the source material comes through beautifully. In a rare lead role, veteran British character actor Broadbent (“The Iron Lady”) fearlessly embraces the more unlikable aspects of Tony’s personality. And Rampling (“I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead”) is perfect as the equally prickly Veronica. “The Sense of an Ending” does not provide easy answers. But it raises intriguing questions. WHAT “The Sense of an Ending” • RUN TIME 1:48 • RATING PG-13 • CONTENT Thematic elements, sexuality, language and a violent image

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“My Life as a Zucchini”

‘Land of Mine’ revisits brutal chapter in Danish history ★★★★ BY ANN HORNADAY / WASHINGTON POST

he Danish movie “Land of Mine,” which recently competed for a foreignlanguage Oscar, is the kind of film that becomes an instant classic: in this case, a World War II drama that manages to evoke the scope and solemn emotion of the best of that genre while relating an untold story with bold vision and assurance. The action takes place at the end of the war, when German prisoners — most of them teenagers conscripted in desperation by Adolf Hitler — were sent to the Danish coast to clear the more than 2 million land mines that had been planted there. Against a backdrop of stunning windswept natural beauty, the fictional characters in “Land of Mine” re-create the meticulous, often deadly work of locating and defusing the buried bombs, which lie in wait

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with fatal certainty. Recalling the tense action of “The Hurt Locker,” this morality tale does a superb job of ratcheting up a sense of dread and anticipation. Even more efectively, writerdirector Martin Zandvliet introduces a moral argument, as the spiritual costs of postwar hatred and retribution take on grimly personal proportions. The ethical dilemma of sending boys to do men’s work, to rectify a debt they incurred mostly as cannon fodder, is personified by the Danish military man who trains and oversees them, a hard-bitten sergeant named Rasmussen (Roland Moller). As “Land of Mine” opens, the POWs are subjected to verbal and physical abuse by Danish civilians finally venting their hatred for their longtime enemies. Rasmussen shares their contempt, but as the movie

proceeds, he begins to see the futility and cruelty of an endeavor that assumes the contours of revenge at its most brutal, rather than rough justice. The story of “Land of Mine” is a fascinating and largely unknown one, but what makes the movie special is Zandvliet’s command of space and visual language. Photographed by the director’s wife, Camilla Hjelm Knudsen, it’s a canvas of stark, highcontrast images of bodies against the white swath of Danish beach, the desaturated palette and wide frame suggesting both inexorability and a sense of almost irrational dislocation. Just when viewers might think they don’t make war pictures the way they used to, Zandvliet has come along and done it — even as he pushes the form forward with intellectual rigor, unerring clarity and stylistic panache. WHAT “Land of Mine” • RUN TIME 1:41 • RATING R • CONTENT

Violence, some grisly images and obscenity • LANGUAGE In Danish with subtitles

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‘My Life as a Zucchini’ weathers childhood’s traumas, triumphs ★★★★ BY MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN / WASHINGTON POST

f this year’s Oscarnominated animated features, only one can reasonably be described as enchanting and heavy. Yet “My Life as a Zucchini” deserves both accolades. It may not sound like it, but calling this barely 70-minute Swiss stop-motion film “heavy” — as in substantial and almost swollen with feeling — is a true compliment. Set in an orphanage, the film by Claude Barras is based on a book by French writer Gilles Paris, whose 2002 young-adult novel has been skillfully adapted by screenwriter Céline Sciamma. (Sciamma is a director in her own right, known for great sensitivity and honesty in dealing with childhood issues, which she has demonstrated in such films as “Water Lilies” and “Girlhood.”)

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The titular hero here — a blue-haired waif named Icare (French for Icarus) but nicknamed Zucchini — has been sent to an institution for orphans after accidentally killing his alcoholic, abusive single mother in the film’s startling opening sequence. Other children are at the home because their parents were junkies, or molested them, or have been deported. When a new girl, Camille — and puppy love — arrives, it is because her father, who murdered her mother, is in prison. Told you it was heavy. One scene, set in an amusement park’s haunted-house ride, features scares that pale in comparison to the reallife traumas that these children have endured. And yet, the film is also surpassingly sweet (without being cloying)

in its treatment of experiences ranging from sexual mystery to the ache of loneliness. Even the bully Simon, who insists on calling Zucchini “Potato,” turns out not to be such a bad egg after all. Genuine sentiment is the guiding principle, not sentimentality. The look of the film is almost rudimentary. Oversize heads barely move, except for the mouth and eyes, but are remarkably expressive. Of the French-speaking cast, Gaspard Schlatter is especially poignant as Zucchini. Barras, who has likened his characters’ round faces to emoticons, told Variety that budget constraints on the $8 million film necessitated keeping things simple. In this case, necessity has turned out to be a virtue, not a vice. WHAT “My Life as a Zucchini” • RUN TIME 1:08 • RATING Rated PG-13 • CONTENT Mature

themes and some suggestive material • LANGUAGE Matinee screenings are in English; evening screenings are in French with subtitles

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ALSO IN THEATERS ‘Before I Fall’ ★★★ PG-13 • 1:39 • Young adult thriller has a “Groundhog Day” aspect as protagonist Samantha (Zoey Deutch) relives the same Friday, over and over, preceding a car crash. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

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★★★★ PG • 2:00 • Josh Gad gives voice to a reincarnated dog’s internal monologue in this moving story about what our furry friends are really thinking about: spreading happiness and love to their humans. Also starring Dennis Quaid. Directed by Lasse Hallström. GABE HARTWIG

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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. CALVIN WILSON ‘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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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 ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ ★★★★ PG-13 • 1:33 • Raoul Peck directed this fascinating documentary that focuses on AfricanAmerican writer and

social critic James Baldwin and his views on American race relations. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. CW ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ ★★★½ R • 2:02 • Keanu Reeves stars in this terriic action lick about an assassin who keeps getting into trouble and seems to have an endless supply of bullets. The rare sequel that’s as good as the original. Directed by Chad Stahelski. CW ‘Kong: Skull Island’ ★★★ PG-13 • 1:58 • Lots of characters get eaten by exotic creatures in this thrilling but undemanding reboot of the King Kong franchise. With Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (“The Kings of Summer”). CW

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a man who was separated from his family as a child, and his eforts to retrace his path. Directed by Garth Davis. CW ‘Logan’ ★★★½ R • 2:15 • Hugh Jackman inds that he can’t put his past as Wolverine behind him in this superior superhero lick. One of the best entries in the “X-Men” series. With Patrick Stewart. Directed by James Mangold. CW ‘Moana’ ★★★ PG • 1:36 • Disney’s newest heroine is a smart Paciic Islander voiced by Auli‘i Cravalho, who gets help saving her people and land from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson). JM ‘Moonlight’ ★★★

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the trajectory of one man’s life from childhood to maturity. The ensemble cast includes Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and André Holland. CW ‘The Shack’ ★★ PG-13 • 2:12 • Mack

Phillips (Sam Worthington) is a depressed, wayward soul who gets some spiritual lessons from God (Octavia Spencer), Jesus (Avraham Aviv Alush) and the Holy Spirit Sarayu (Sumire Matsubara) in this faith-based drama of the best-selling book. TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

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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 ‘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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3. ‘Get Out’ Universal, $20,743,440, 3,143 locations, $6,600 average, $110,725,285, 3 weeks.

14. ‘The Great Wall’ Universal, $1,264,920, 1,592 locations, $795 average, $43,836,005, 4 weeks.

4. ‘The Shack’ Lionsgate, $10,007,551, 2,888 locations, $3,465 average, $32,226,242, 2 weeks.

15. ‘Split’ Universal, $1,253,940, 981 locations, $1,278 average, $135,866,075, 8 weeks.

5. ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Warner Bros., $7,614,412, 3,303 locations, $2,305 average, $158,818,072, 5 weeks.

16. ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Universal, $1,095,500, 1,022 locations, $1,072 average, $61,795,515, 7 weeks.

7. ‘Hidden Figures’ 20th Century Fox, $2,761,002, 1,421 locations, $1,943 average, $162,861,188, 12 weeks. 8. ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ Lionsgate, $2,671,997, 2,031 locations, $1,316 average, $87,395,208, 5 weeks.

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13. ‘Fist Fight’ Warner Bros., $1,303,187, 1,285 locations, $1,014 average, $30,493,683, 4 weeks.

6. ‘Before I Fall’ Open Road, $3,000,782, 2,346 locations, $1,279 average, $8,929,594, 2 weeks.

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2. ‘Logan’ 20th Century Fox, $38,112,425, 4,071 locations, $9,362 average, $152,919,158, 2 weeks.

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9. ‘Met Opera: La Traviata’ Fathom Events, $1,800,000, 900 locations, $2,000 average, $1,800,000, 1 week.

17. ‘Rock Dog’ Lionsgate, $1,031,963, 1,376 locations, $750 average, $8,247,524, 3 weeks. 18. ‘Moonlight’ A24, $901,624, 987 locations, $913 average, $26,895,353, 21 weeks. 19. ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ Fox International Productions, $862,008, 152 locations, $5,671 average, $862,008, 1 week. 20. ‘Table 19’ Fox Searchlight, $841,403, 868 locations, $969 average, $2,978,103, 2 weeks. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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nlike its compatriots in the great St. Louis barbecue boom, Sugarfire Smoke House often tempts customers with dishes that are merely barbecueadjacent or even barbecue-free. The griddled burgers, their patties a blend of grass-fed brisket, chuck and stltoday.com/ofthemenu

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boneless short rib, are an especially juicy, beefy example of the skinny species. The daily specials, imminently collapsing towers of meat, more meat and bread, blur the line between sandwich and food pornography. Given Sugarfire’s rapid expansion — the Olivette original now boasts five satellites as well as Sugarfire Pie

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— it was probably inevitable that the restaurant’s burgers and sandwiches would earn a spinof: Hi-Pointe DriveIn, which opened in January at the old Naugles and Del Taco site in the city’s Hi-Pointe neighborhood. The building is new, its design arresting. The exterior features recycled shipping containers painted brilliant red, yellow and blue. There’s also a cow sculpture with a butcher’s chart on its side. The interior is small, with seating for 50, but the space feels airy thanks to the angled ceiling framed by exposed wooden beams. The model is fastcasual, and on my visits, at least, the kitchen turned out the food quickly enough, and the staf cleared tables ef-

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ficiently enough, that no customer who’d ordered and paid then needed to wait for a seat to open up. The basic burger ($5.50, with a slice of American cheese $6) features a similar blend of beef cuts as at Sugarfire (here there is more brisket in the mix for a fattier end result), seared to a char-sweet crisp on a flattop grill and served on a buttered, toasted Fazio’s Bakery roll. A wrinkle at Hi-Pointe is the Taco Burger ($8.50), a patty seasoned with Cool Ranch Doritos, Chili Cheese Fritos and taco spice, topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado-ranch dressing and a Taco Bell-esque hot sauce made by Mission Taco Joint. It might not surprise you to learn that chef and coowner Mike Johnson created the Taco Burger for his kids and their friends. “They went crazy for it,” he told me. How you feel about the burger will depend on how much you like taco-flavored Doritos, which is what the patty’s flavor most strongly resembled. I wished its flavor more closely resembled beef with a hint of Dorito. Sugarfire’s approach to sandwiches, with goofy and over-the-top vying to be the first adjective used to describe each creation, works because the sandwiches are a social-media-friendly sideshow to the barbecue main event. If you’ve ever sat through more than five minutes of amateur improv, you know that level of goofiness and overthe-topitude is diicult to sustain over an entire performance. Put it another way: There’s an Abaconing at Hi-Pointe, but there’s a Guac-Ness Monster, too.

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THE LATEST FROM STLTODAY.COM/OFFTHEMENU Three Flags Tavern has closed after three years. It opened in March 2014 at 4940 Southwest Avenue, just west of the Kingshighway intersection. Since July 2015, Kingshighway has been closed from that intersection to Shaw Avenue for bridge reconstruction. Three Flags was just named to the STL 100 for the third consecutive year. • Snax Gastrobar is open at 3500 Watson Road in Lindenwood Park, the space vacated last year by J McArthur’s. Snax is a new venture from Robust Wine Bar owners Stanley and Arlene Browne in partnership with Robust executive chef Joseph Hemp V. Hemp and sous chef Chris Ladley, formerly the executive chef of Quincy Street Bistro, oversee a menu of “humble” food. Snax Gastrobar is open 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Saturday. The phone number is 314-353-9463. BY IAN FROEB


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The Abaconing ($8.50) is the ideal example of Hi-Pointe’s more-isnearly-enough ethos. The heart of the sandwich is crisp, smoky bacon. A lot of bacon. An amount of bacon to rival Crown Candy Kitchen’s BLT. More bacon? Why not? The sandwich is dressed with a bacon-fat aioli, white cheddar, collard greens and a tomato that has been coated in bacon bits and then fried. The tomato’s acidity balances out the richness of the bacon and cheese somewhat, but the collard greens are the real key here, asserting their distinctly bittersweet flavor through all that pig. The Guac-Ness Monster ($8.50) tries a similar trick with avocado. The “meat” of the sandwich is an entire

Recycled shipping containers were used in the construction of the Hi-Pointe Drive-In.

avocado pealed, halved, coated in crushed Funyuns (the onion-flavored snack rings) and fried. The two fried halves are nestled inside a soft sub roll with provolone, sprouts, tomato and both avocado-ranch dressing and guacamole. In theory, the problem is avocado, not strongly flavored enough to be the centerpiece of such a sandwich. In practice, the problem is texture. Beneath its Funyuns shell, the avocado remains quite soft, and the squish of soft avocado against the squish of soft roll is altogether too much squish. I raised an eyebrow at the salmon banh mi ($8.50), but the sandwich is relatively restrained. The kitchen grills the salmon until just done, then tops it with cilantro, pickled vegetables and a mango-chile aioli in a baguette. It only kind of evokes a traditional banh mi, but it’s a fine fish sandwich. The Hot Salami ($8.50) is a nobrainer pairing of Genoa salami and soppressata from the great Salume Beddu with giardiniera, an Italian vinaigrette and “that one cheese” (Provel, of course). Roast beef with brie, charred onion and chimichurri ($9) seems like it would be another no-brainer, but welldone beef robbed the dish of much of its meaty pleasure. It tasted more like an awkward attempt at a high-end cheesesteak than a roast-beef sandwich. Hi-Pointe serves its sandwiches a la carte. Sides are $2.50 each, but the extra expense is worth it for the excellent Belgian-style frites (pay the extra buck for cheese sauce for dipping), the very creamy mac and cheese, and a pleas-

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antly spicy meat-and-bean chili. Co-owner Carolyn Downs is the pastry whiz behind Cyrano’s in Webster Groves and Sugarfire Pie, and here she ofers a modest selection of chocolate-chip cookies, hand pies and oatmeal-cream pies. These desserts are the only plausible reason to skip ordering a milkshake ($6, spiked with booze

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For St. Patrick’s Day, let’s lift a pint of Harp to Irish television. If you’ve visited Ireland, you’ve probably seen episodes of chat shows and Irish versions of reality competitions like “Dancing With the Stars.” As in countries around the world, American series like “Grey’s Anatomy” are popular. And, of course, shows from England also air in Ireland. Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom, unlike the Republic of Ireland) even has its own BBC. stltoday.com/tubetalk

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But film and television production is booming in Ireland, boosted by dazzling and versatile scenery, a growing economy, state-of-the art studios and generous tax credits. The History Channel’s “Vikings” shoots in Ireland; so did Showtime’s “The Tudors” and “Penny Dreadful.” HBO’s “Game of Thrones” calls Belfast’s Titanic Studios home, with other locations scattered around the island and abroad. (Castle Ward in County Down is, or was, Winterfell.) So many movies shoot in Ireland that the Irish make a game of spotting landmarks like the Clifs of Moher standing in for other locations. And @tubetalkpd

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the Scots probably would rather you don’t know that “Braveheart,” about a hero of 13th-century Scotland, was actually filmed mostly in Ireland. Irish television doesn’t find its way to the United States as often as British TV does, mostly due to the BBC’s partnership with “Masterpiece.” That inequity seems to be changing, though, thanks to the growth in streaming networks with a voracious appetite for programming. Irish shows like “Moone Boy” (Hulu) and Gillian Anderson’s Irish-English “The Fall” (Netflix) are already available to stream. Amazon has “The Ambassador,” a drama about England’s new ambassador to Ireland, and the documentary “1916: The Irish Rebellion.” There’s also a historical drama, “Rebellion,” about the same pivotal event, and it’s on Netflix. New to streaming is BritBox, which promises to bring 2,000 hours of television from the United Kingdom to U.S. audiences for $6.99 a month. Anyone who has seen “Ballykissangel,” the drama about an English priest in Ireland that aired on PBS in the 1990s, will squeal with delight to learn that BritBox has all six seasons. (Although, admittedly, only the first three seasons were really worth squealing about.) Acorn TV, the best bargain in streaming networks ($4.99 a month or $49 a year), specializes in television from the British Isles, Australia and New Zealand and also ofers other international programs. There you’ll find, as of March 27, three new “Jack Taylor” movies based on crime novels by Ken Bruen. (Season 1 of “Jack Taylor” is already on Netflix.) Iain Glen, who plays Jorah Mormont on “Game of Thrones,” stars as Taylor, a former Irish “garda” (that’s a cop)

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who is sacked for punching a politician and turns private eye. The setting is Galway, and Glen (a Scot!) is flawless as the gruf, hard-drinking detective. But first, arriving Friday on Acorn, is the engaging “Striking Out,” a four-episode legal drama starring Amy Huberman as Tara Raferty, a Dublin lawyer who’s about to marry a partner in her big, successful firm when she catches him in an act of flagrant infidelity. It’s a deal breaker, and by morning, Tara shows up at the oice, grabs her case files and leaves, with no idea of where she’s going or what she plans to do. Resourcefulness and serendipity kick in, though, and Tara finds new allies, including Ray (Emmet Byrne), a client who pitches in enough to become her assistant, and investigator Meg (Fiona O’Shaughnessy). Rory Keenan is the ex-fiance, Eric, who wants her back. The outline of “Striking Out” is familiar enough that it might sound like an American show, probably airing Thursday nights on ABC. But there is nothing cliched about either the execution or the performances. Hoping for scenery of the Emerald Isle? Hold on through the first episode for some dramatic coastal views. Beyond the beauty shots, though, are the delightful Irish accents. While U.K. accents can sometimes be impenetrable for Americans, Irish accents seem much more understandable and even more charming. All this makes “Striking Out” as tasty as warm soda bread with a pat of Kerrygold. WHAT “Striking Out” • WHEN Friday • WHERE Acorn TV • MORE INFO acornTV.com

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RIDE OF THE MONTH Presented by Doc’s Harley-Davidson

ABOUT ME Name: Larry H. from St. Charles, MO Bikes I own: 2015 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited I irst started riding in: 1970 My irst road trip was: Running the back roads in the Femme Osage Valley. My favorite memory of riding is: The freedom and energy it gives and takes. If I’m not riding, I’m: wanting to!

ABOUT THIS RIDE Name of ride: St. Charles to Big Muddy BBQ in Hannibal, Mo. Total distance: 104 miles Ride time: Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes Date I last rode this route: March 5, 2017 Ride dificulty: Any, all pavement Ride description: This scenic ride from St. Charles County up to Hannibal for some great barbeque is a trip

not to be missed. It’s a little bit of state highway, but mostly county letter roads with hills, curves and great county scenery. Start with a full tank of fuel and an empty bladder until you reach a fuel and rest stop at Louisiana at the MO-79/US-54 junction. The roads are pretty good and you can ride staggered the whole way – just give room for some of the sharp corners. There are lots of farms and farm communities along the route.

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4x4, V8, GM Cert., 28K Mi., Stk# P05724

Sunroof, Leather, 19K Miles #P3658

Bluetooth, Keyless Start, #C11021Q

$11,489

Convertible, 6K Miles, Loaded, Black on Black, #B8212

Blue, 30K Miles, Ecotec 1.8L Stk# 170798A

Eco, Silver, 60K Miles Stk# 170738A

$30,000

$29,900

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2015 Chevy 1500 Double LT

2000 Chevy Camaro SS

4x4, Z71, V8, 13K Mi., GM Certified, Stk# 161170A

43K Miles, 5.7L V8, 6 Speed Manual, #C10736XQ

$30,000

$14,991

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2009 Chevy Cobalt LS

2 Door, Red, Only 96K Miles, Hurry In, #SC1415A

$5,800

$48,990

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$8,000

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1999 Chevy Corvette

2016 Chevy Cruze Limited

2011 Chevy Equinox

Alloy Wheels, Leather Seats, #C171312A

Sedan, 2LT, 33K Miles Stk# P05955

#46622-2

$11,615

$14,050

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$20,634

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$11,995


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2013 Chevy Equinox

2014 Chevy Equinox LS

2014 Chevy Equinox

2016 Chevy Impala LS

2015 Chevy Impala 1LT

2013 Chevy Malibu LS

#47400-1

$12,995

4 Cyl., Alloys, Gray, 1 Owner, GM Certified, 22K Miles, Stk# P05927

Black, 26K Miles, Stk# P06004

White, 4 Door, 19K Miles, Certified Stk# P05959

Blue, 44K Miles, Stk# 160582M

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$16,995

$17,553

Silver, 4 Door, 50K Miles, Stk# P06010

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2014 Chevy Equinox LS

2011 Chevy Equinox LT

2014 Chevy Equinox

2016 Chevy Impala LS

2015 Chevy Impala 1LT

2016 Chevy Malibu 1LT

White, 32K Miles, 2.4L 4-Cyl Stk# 170602A

Bluetooth, Silver, Clean Carfax #DL1500

Blue, 29K Miles, Stk# P06003

Silver, 4 Door, 15K Miles Stk# P05957

White, 4 Door, 43K Miles, Stk# P06007

Red, 21K Miles Stk# P05992

$17,684

$17,789

$12,571

$15,190

$10,000

$16,361

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2015 Chevy Equinox LS

2012 Chevy Equinox 2LT

2014 Chevy Impala 2LT

2016 Chevy Impala

2013 Chevy Impala LS

2016 Chevy Malibu

18K Miles, 4 Cyl., Alloys, GM Certified, Stk# 161209A

AWD, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified #78245A

Stk #4521-1

Silver, 4 Door, 21K Miles, Stk# P05960

71K Miles, Stk# 170187B

1LT, 19K Miles, Silver Stk# P05999

$15,990

$17,995

$17,397

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2015 Chevy Equinox

2014 Chevy Equinox LS

2011 Chevy Impala

Gray, LT, 32K Miles, 4 Cyl., Alloys, GM Certified, Stk# 170431A

Carfax One Owner, FWD, #C11004P

#67529-1

$15,940

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2016 Chevy Equinox LTZ

$14,796 2015 Chevy Equinox 1LT

21K Miles, Roof, Nav., GM Certified, Stk# P05905

Gray, 72K Miles, Stk# 170760A

$22,259

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$6,397 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$14,497

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2006 Chevy Impala SS

Low Miles, #C11028FIW

$9,495 Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

2015 Chevy Impala 1LT 2015 Chevy Impala 1LT

Ecotec 2.5L, 21K Miles, Stk# P05885A

$19,681

$13,995

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2016 Chevy Impala 2LZ

2016 Chevy Malibu 1LT

Black, 4 Door, 38K Miles, Stk# P06013

Gold, 13K Miles, Automatic Stk# P05958

$21,357

$18,998

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2015 Chevy Malibu 1LT

2011 Chevy Malibu LT

#47500-1

Blue, 77K Miles Stk# P06027

$17,799 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$19,376

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4 Door, White, 45K Miles, Stk# P06011

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2016 Chevy Malibu 1LT

2013 Chevy Malibu 1LS

2016 Chevy Silverado

2013 Chevy Silverado

2015 Chevy Sonic

2013 Chevy Tahoe LTZ

Champagne, Automatic, 33K Miles, Stk# P05964

One Owner Clean CARFAX, Bluetooth , GM Certified Pre-Owned, #8984A

7K Miles, 1500, Crew Cab, Short Box, Stk# 170538A

4WD, Crew Cab, 59K Miles, White Stk# P06002

5 Door Hatchback, Auto, 39K Miles Stk# P06016

48K Miles, Like New, #B8330A

$34,917

$41,963

$13,990

$39,990

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2013 Chevy Malibu

2014 Chevy Malibu LT

2016 Chevy Silverado LT

2014 Chevy Silverato 1500

2015 Chevy SS

2016 Chevy Tahoe

Black, 32K Miles Stk# 170364A

Carfax One Owner, Keyless Start, #C10984P

4WD, 1500 Crew Cab, Gray, 21K Miles, Stk# P06014

Crew Cab, Short Box, LTZ w/ 1LZ, 26K Miles, Stk# 160775A

21K Miles, Blue, LS3 Stk# 170764A

Black, 12K Miles, 5.3L V8 Stk# P05983

$17,973

$12,490

$32,900

$32,308

$47,773

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2011 Chevy Malibu LS

2016 Chevy Malibu

2014 Chevy Silverado

2012 Chevy Silverato 3500

2016 Chevy SS LS

2013 Chevy Tahoe LS

Gray, 82K Miles, Call Now! #DL1464

1LT, 19K Miles, Silver Stk# P06000

1500 Crew Cab, 4WD, 23K Miles Stk# 170321A

Crew Cab, LTZ, Black, 42K Miles, Stk# P06005

Red, 8K Miles, 6.2L V8 Stk# 170763A

2WD, 1500, White, 46K Miles Stk# 170405B

Please Contact for Pricing

$13,994

$30,599

$43,499

$41,368

$25,998

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2013 Chevy Malibu LT1

2002 Chevy Monte Carlo LT

2011 Chevy Silverado

2012 Chevy Sonic

2015 Chevy Suburban LT

2016 Chevy Tahoe LT

White, 49K Mi, Moonroof, Pwr Seat, One Owner Clean Carfax, #H162409B

Only 120K Miles, Safety & Emission Included, Value Priced, #DL1545

2500HD, Crew Cab, White, 85K Miles Stk# P05940

Silver, 63K Miles Stk# 170744A

4WD, Red, 24K Miles, V8 Stk# P05886

4x4, Snrf, DVD, 23K Mi., GM Certified, Stk# P05889

Only $9,300

$13,800

$18,703

$46,000

$32,428

$8,990

$42,549

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2015 Chevy Malibu LS

2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

2011 Chevy Silverado 1500

2015 Chevy Sonic

2013 Chevy Tahoe LTZ

'03 Chevy Tahoe

One Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified Pre-Owned, Bluetooth #8984C

Crew Cab, 19K Miles, Ecotec 5.3L V8 STK#161169A

Sat. Radio, Keyless Entry, #C170924A

4 Door, Silver, Auto, 41K Miles Stk# P06015

4WD, Loaded #B8330A

Keyless Entry, Cruise Control,

$32,125

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$13,990

$40,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$14,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$6,500

$18,427

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2011 Chevy Traverse 2LT

2014 Chevy Traverse

2014 Chrysler 300 S

2014 Chrys Town & Country

2016 Dodge Charger SE

2013 Dodge Dart

#67072-1

$14,995

Carfax One Owner, Back Up Camera #C11070P

4 Door, V6, Gray, 21K Miles, Stk# P05939

39K Miles, Back-Up Camera, Local Trade, #C8199B

RWD, Gray, 36K Miles, Stk# P06025

Automatic, 42K Miles, Certified, #M16726A

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$18,500

$12,490

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

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2011 Chevy Traverse

2016 Chevy Trax LT

2012 Chrysler 300

2012 Dodge Challenger

'16 Dodge Charger SE

2015 Dodge Dart SXT

Stk #47067-1

AWD, Gray, 32K Miles Stk# P06024

4 Door, V6, RWD, 92K Miles Stk #170473A

SRT-8, Manual, Leather Seats, #B7838C

Dual Zone A/C, Cruise Control,

Carfax One Owner, A/C, #P8813

$9,995

$19,303 #P8657

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$32,490

$13,578

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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2014 Chevy Traverse LTZ

2016 Chevy Trax

2007 Chrysler 300C

2012 Dodge Challenger

2016 Dodge Charger

2013 Dodge Durango R/T

Nav, Sunroof, Leather, #P3645

Low MIles, Back Up Camera, #C161683L

Leather, Chrome Wheels #P3592-1

$28,900

2 Door, R/T, Black, Only 45K Miles, 5.7L V8, Hemi, 6 Speed #H170527A

4 Door, RWD, SXT, 54K Miles, Gray Stk# P06018

Leather, Sunroof, 35K Miles, #V17150A

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$14,999

$10,900 Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$19,000

$32,990

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2017 Chevy Traverse

2013 Chrysler 200

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX

2016 Dodge Challenger

2016 Dodge Charger SE

2016 Dodge Durango Lmtd

AWD, 1LT, 18K Miles, 3.6L V6, Black Stk# P05991

Convertible, Touring, 33K Miles, Stk# P05956A

CD Player, Keyless Entry, #DL1428

4 Door, 38K Miles, Gray, RWD Stk# P06026

4x4, 18K Mi, Nav, Lthr, DVD #P3578

$29,987

$13,880

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2 Door Coupe, Gray, SXT, 39K Miles, Stk# P06017

$18,436

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Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

2016 Chevy Traverse LS

2016 Chrysler 200 Limited

2011 Dodge Charger

2013 Dodge Dart

2007 Dodge Durango SLT

AWD, 24K Miles, 3.6L V6, Gray Stk# P05953

Carfax One Owner, #P8812

RT, Max #185371

SKT #M16726A

Alloy Wheels, Cloth Seats, Remote Entry, #W4466A

$23,864

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

$18,935

$20,000

$12,000

$18,054

$4,895 '08 Chrysler Sebring

$25,490

$21,500

Carfax One Owner, Sat. Radio,

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$14,393

$6,995 #DL1510

$14,880

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

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$12,490

$8,990

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2016 Dodge Journey SXT

2014 Ford Edge

2014 Ford Explorer XLT

2010 Ford F-150 Lariat

2013 Ford Flex

#P3625

Limited, White, Loaded, #C8333A

Stk #47163-1

Crew Cab, 4x4, 111K Miles #R1648A

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$19,990

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$25,990

$25,397

Navigation, Backup Camera, Bluetooth #B7878A

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$17,900

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

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2015 Dodge Grand Caravan

2009 Dodge Journey R/T

2014 Ford Edge SEL

2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Ford F-150

2015 Ford Flex

Only 8K Miles, Backup Camera, #17326A

Heated Leather Seats, Carfax One Owner, #DL1418

White, 23K Miles, Call Now, #H170507A

Limited, AWD, Quad Seats #B8424

4x4, 3.5 Ecoboost, 57K Miles,

AWD, Limited, 42K Miles, Silver Stk# P05929

$31,990

$27,990

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

SXT #P3593

$19,900

$18,990

$21,490

$24,443

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

$7,995

$21,800

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2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

2007 Dodge Nitro SLT

2016 Ford Escape

2012 Ford Explorer

2014 Ford F-150 Super Cab

2013 Ford Focus

4 Door, Gray, SXT, 28K Miles, Stk# P05954

#94657-1

Titanium, #P3580-1

LTD, #186881

$8,397

$22,901

$24,890

6 1/2 Ft Box, XLT, White, 31K Miles Stk# 160554A

1 Owner, Auto, Sunroof, Leather, Stock #M16443A

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Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$24,753

$14,490

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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT

2014 Ford Escape SE

2010 Ford F-150

2016 Ford F-150

2014 Ford Focus SE

White, 28K Miles, Vacation Time, #H162428A

Quad Cab, No Accidents, A/C, #W4133B

White, Only 24K Miles, Alloys, B/U Camera, One Owner, #X3146

Crew Cab, Lariat, 4x4, #T16241B

4WD, Super Crew, 2 Silver, #X3118, Starting At

22K Miles, #P3557

$18,483

$16,500

$11,500

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

$10,790

$16,600

$17,990

29,500

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2015 Fiat 500L

2008 Ford Escape XLS

2013 Ford F150 SVT Raptor

'06 Ford F150

2009 Ford Focus SES

One Owner, Clean Carfax, Rear DVD, 3rd Row Seating, #27015N

Only 9K Miles #P3577-1

4x4, 6.2L 8 Cyl, Heated Leather Seats, 32K Miles #P7440A

Carfax One Owner, Bed Liner,

$14,777

Remote Keyless Entry, Cloth Seats, #X3113A

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$47,990

1 Owner, 46K Miles, Heated Leather Seats #T16711A

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$12,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$5,500

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2012 Ford Focus SEL

2014 Ford Mustang GT

'11 Ford Transit Connect XLT

2007 GMC Envoy SLT

2013 GMC Terrain

2015 Honda Accord

Red, 72K Miles, Alloys, Fog Lights, Ford Sync System, #DL1440

6 Speed Manual, 24K Miles,

Carfax One Owner, Keyless,

$9,200

$6,995 #DL1489

One Owner, Local Trade, #C17212B

AWD, SLT, 41K Miles, Gray Stk# P06023

Sport, 16K Miles, #23933-1

$22,990 Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$19,500

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

$8,490

$18,990

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Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

2013 GMC Sierra

2011 GMC Yukon Denali

2014 Honda Accord LX

2016 GMC Acadia SLT 2014 Ford Fusion SE

2009 Ford Mustang

4 Cyl 1.6 Ecoboost, One Owner, 46K Miles,

One Owner, CD Player, #45384A

Heated Leather, 2nd Row Buckets, 1 Owner, 32K Miles, #T16545B

Stk #47228-1

#94535-1

Please Call for Pricing

$28,995

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

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$23,995

4 To Choose From, Champagne Frost, Selling Fast, #X3062

$13,990

$11,537

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Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2014 Ford Fusion SE

2005 Ford Ranger

2015 GMC Sierra

2008 GMC Yukon XL

2005 Honda Accord 2.4LX

1 Owner, 10K Miles, 4 Cy Ecoboost #R1639

Super Cab, FX4, 4.0 V6, 106K Miles, #T17138B

Stk #67711-1

$37,995

Denali, AWD, Local Trade, #C16346A

Low Miles, Fuel Efficient, 1 Owner, #27174A

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2012 GMC Terrain SLE-2

2015 GMC Yukon XL

2006 Honda Accord LX

Black, 27K Miles, 3.6L V6 Stk# 170791A

#66922-1

$31,856

SLT, 4x4, Nav, Sunroof, 23K Miles Stk# P05887

Power Steering, A/C, Cruise, #45927A

$13,995 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$45,551 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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2014 GMC Terrain SLE

2013 Honda Accord EX

2004 Honda Civic

Carfax One Owner, Bluetooth, #C11035P

46K Miles, Auto, Local Trade, #B8337A

Stk #64847-1

$16,567

$16,490

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St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$15,000

2014 GMC Acadia SLT

Beige/Blk Leather, 4x4, 71K #P40661

$16,990

$10,890

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

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'16 Ford Fusion

2015 Ford Taurus SEL

Cloth Seats, Keyless Entry,

35K Miles, #24090-1

$16,615 #P8802

$17,900

$22,820 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$16,990

$6,990

2016 GMC Acadia SLT-1

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Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$6,500

2011 GMC Acadia SLT

2006 Ford Mustang

2010 Ford Taurus SEL

#67464-2

122K Miles, 6 Speed Auto #45592A

$14,035

$5,995

$9,220

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2012 Honda Civic EX

2006 Honda CR-V

2003 Hummer H2

2016 Hyundai Elantra SE

2012 Hyundai Veracruz

2012 Jaguar XF

#47200-1

EXL, AWD, #L12311

One Owner, Locat Trade, Sunroof, #B8313A

Black, Auto, 49K Miles, 37MPG HWY Stk# P05977

Stk #46164-1

Polaris White w/Ivory, Stock #B7813

$13,500

$11,597

$8,297

$6,980

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

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2012 Honda Civic LX

2014 Honda CRV LX

2008 Hummer H3

2016 Hyundai Elantra SE

2008 Infiniti EX35

2013 Jaguar XKR

#67566-2

AWD, 6 To Choose, Honda Certified, All Colors Available, #X3099

Clean Carfax, Low Miles, 4WD, #27273A

4 Door, Auto, White, 44K Miles, Stk# P05974

Black, Loaded, #P3568-1

$9,995

$11,900

Coupe, V8, Supercharged, #C16212C

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$12,900 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

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2010 Honda Civic LX

'06 Honda CR-V EX

2015 Hyundai Accent GS

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

2009 Infiniti G37x Sport

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

4 Dr, Red, Only 113K Miles, State & Emissions Tested, #DL1477

Sunroof, CD Player,

#94799

#47361-1

Clean Carfax, AWD, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, Backup Cam #94677M

Laredo #47678-1

$11,797

$7,500

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$12,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2016 Hyundai Accent SE

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

2016 Infiniti QX50 3.7

2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

4 Door, Auto, Tan, Stk# P06022

AWD, 4Door, SE, Black, 46K Miles Stk# P05930

#47143-1

$34,995

4WD, V6, Serviced and Read To Go, #V17226B

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2008 Infiniti QX56

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Navigation, Backup Camera #C17202B

4WD, Laredo, Black, 95K Miles, Call Now! #H170558A

$17,990

$17,700

$6,995 #DL1476

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

'07 Honda Odyssey EX 2010 Honda CR-V

Back Up Camera, 3rd Row, EX-L, AWD, Black, Sharp #C17250A

$6,995 #DL1508A Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$15,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$12,900 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2005 Honda Pilot EX-L

2012 Hyundai Elantra

2014 Honda CRV

Heated Front Seats, Moonroof, #V17318A AWD, Priced To Sell, #M16744A

$15,990

$7,990

#47499-1

$17,990

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$21,048 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2014 Hyundai Sonata

$8,397

Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, Brake Assist #26565N

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$8,397

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$8,990

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03-17-17

$17,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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$29,990

$49,990

$22,995

$7,490

$10,500 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2016 Kia Optima LX

2012 Kia Optima LX

2015 Kia Soul Plus

2015 Lexus CT 200H

#67682-1

Unlimited, 4WD, 83K Miles Stk# P05982

Blue, 17K Miles, 4 Door, Stk# P05970

Brown, 60K Miles, 2.4L Stk #P06009

5 Dr., Auto, 39K Miles, Stk# P05890

Hybrid, 17" Alloys, Leather, Loaded, Only 21K Miles, #X3124

$6,397

Please Contact for Pricing

$12,739

$22,500

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$16,622

$13,800

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2016 Jeep Patriot Sport

2017 Jeep Wrangler

2016 Kia Optima LX

2014 Kia Sorento

2014 Kia Soul

2015 Lexus IS 350

Premium Sound, Cruise Control, Cloth Seats, #B8304

Black, 1K Miles, Stk# 170619A

#46455-1

6 Spd, Manual Trans, Black, Only 23K Mi, Reduced, Great Price, #SC1458

AWD, 1 Owner, Navigation, Sunroof

$15,990

Please Contact for Pricing

19K Miles, Gray, Stk# P05971

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$16,788 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

2016 Jeep Renegade

2016 Kia Forte LX

2012 Kia Optima

2011 Kia Sorento EX

2011 Kia Sportage

2004 Lexus RX 330

FWD, 4 Door, 20K Miles, White Stk# P05842

Red, 24K Miles, Auto, 4 Door, Stk# P05969

2.4L Auto Hybrid, White, 93K Miles, Stk# 170599A

V6, Silver, Only 34K Miles, Call Now, #H170632A

Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, #75452A

3.3L V6, AWD, Heated Leather Seats, Premium Sound, #95427A

$12,697

$18,534

$12,900

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2014 Jeep Wrangler

2014 Kia Forte LX

2014 Kia Optima

2014 Kia Sorento EX

Unlimited, Two Tops, All New Lift & Tires #B8391

Silver, 24K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, Call Now, #X3107

Black, 35K Miles, 3 To Choose From, #X3139

2WD, V6, Black, 60K Miles, Stk# P05998

$36,990

$11,500

$9,885

$15,000

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Starting at $13,800

$18,887

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2009 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2013 Kia Optima

2015 Kia Optima EX

#48553-1

Hybrid, EX, Auto, Backup Camera #C8268B

2016 Kia Sorrento L4

$11,400

$13,490

$33,990

$7,490

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2011 Kia Sportage

2015 Lincoln MKS

Bluetooth, Satelite Radio, #C10930Q

AWD, Navigation, Sunroof, #C17130A

$10,978 Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

$24,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2013 Kia Sportage 2015 Lincoln MKS

Cruise Control, #45978A

$19,990 Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$14,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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CD Player, Dual Climate, #45842A

$14,011 Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

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Black/Beige, 23K Miles #P4128

$22,885 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

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$15,398 Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

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3.7L, Dual Moonroof, 19" Alloys, 23K Mi, One Owner Clean Carfax, #X3119

$23,200 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2010 Lincoln Navigator

'08 Mazda CX-9

'03 Mazda Tribute LX

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer

2009 NIssan Altima

2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5

Sunroof, DVD, 4WD, Quads Stk #C16217RB

One Owner, Heated Seats,

Keyless Entry, Roof Rack,

$5,990 #M16688B

Sport Trim, CD Player, Security System, #W2793A

Cloth Seats, Power Locks, Cruise Control, #V170299A

Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty, #P8717

$21,990

$6,990 #M16733A Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2011 Mazda CX-9

Sport, Clean Carfax, #8836A

$5,995

$12,990

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

4Matic, White, Sunroof, Navigation #C8378A

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2013 Mazda Mazda CX-5 '07 Mazda3 iTouring

Clean Carfax, Sunroof,

Grand Touring, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, AWD, Sunroof, Navigation #9025A

$6,990 #11079A

$12,490

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2016 Mazda CX-5

AWD, Touring, Gray, 29K Miles, Loaded, #H170166A

$21,500

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2017 Mazda Mazda3 Sport

$12,490 2007 Mercury Milan

$5,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2013 Mini Cooper

$19,680

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2012 Mazda CX-9 GT

2014 Mazda 6

2014 Mini Countryman

$18,980

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Blue, 23K Miles, Stk# 160688A

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S

2013 Nissan Maxima 3.5

Convertible, Navigation, 34K Miles #T17270A

Delay-off Headlights, Remote Keyless Entry, #27289A

Bluetooth, Leather Seats, Premium Sound, #8854A

$18,990

$17,900 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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$6,990

$15,990

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

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2007 Nissan Altima 2.5S

2007 Nissan Altima

2014 Nissan Maxima 3.5

Stk #47842-1

$6,397

Cruise Control, Keyless Start, #C170645N

1 Owner Clean Carfax, GPS, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Backup Camera #95413A

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$7,820 Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2011 Nissan Altima 2.5

2015 Nissan Altima

2012 Nissan Murano LS

#67614-1

CD Player, Remote Locks, #P8762

Leather, Panoramic Roof, AWD, #B8407

$15,397 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$18,377

2008 Nissan 350Z

Power Windows, CD Player, Heated Mirrors, #M16736A

Hardtop, Hatchback Stk #94314-1

i Sport, 30+ MPG Stock #M8198

$15,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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Power Windows, Cruise Control, #M17072

62K Miles, AWD, Sunroof, V6, Stk# P05784A

$8,995 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2008 Mercedes Benz E350

2006 Mazda 3i

Stk #47795-5

$9,890 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$7,397

$14,837

$17,490

$20,490

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

2013 Nissan Cube

2006 Nissan Murano S

Safety + Emissions Passed, Leather, Alloys, Moonroof, #H170639A

Keyless Entry, CD Player, Power Windows, #V16442B

Alloy Wheels, CD Player, Power Locks, #DL1546

$10,490

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$10,000 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

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$8,500


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2013 Nissan NVP 3500

2006 Nissan Quest 3.5

2017 Nissan Versa

2009 Pontiac G8 GT

2016 RAM 1500

2013 Scion iQ

Passenger Van, Local Trade, #C8183C

CD Player, Alloy Wheels, #AT1821A

Stk# 94637SL

4WD, Quad Cab, Silver, 25K Miles, #X3151

$24,990

$11,995

Gray, Stk# 170759A

#46083-2

$6,795 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$28,000

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2016 Nissan Versa Note S

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix

2014 Ram 1500

2007 Scion tC

Crew Cab, White, 4WD, Big Box Stk# P06008

stk #67069-1

$25,197

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2009 Nissan Pathfinder

2011 Nissan Rogue

$19,990

$7,997

#47280-1

FWD, Automatic, Power Options, #B8164A

#94470SL

$9,995

$11,990

$11,997

Push Button Start, Alloy Wheels,#C171645B

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$8,995 Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2011 Nissan Versa

'07 Pontiac Vibe

'08 Saturn Astra XR

2005 Scion T/C

Stk #46496-1

Hatchback, No Accidents,

Hatchback, Low Miles,

Automatic, Power Sunroof, #M8105A

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2013 Nissan Sentra 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

#94810 One Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Keyless Entry, #78182A

$9,990

$12,597

$6,797

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2014 Nissan Sentra SR

2017 Nissan Versa 1.6S

2012 Nissan Quest SL

$5,990 #W4460A Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn

2008 Saturn Vue XE

Lifted, Warranty, #B8397

White, Only 92K Miles, Hurry In, Will Sell Fast, #DL1513

#94681 55K Miles, Leather, Like New, #B8338

$19,390

#94636SL

$11,997

$11,397

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2014 Nissan Sentra

'06 Pontiac G6 GT

'04 Nissan Quest

Carfax One Owner, A/C

$5,995 #V170407A Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

25K Miles, Power Windows & Locks, Bluetooth, Clean Carfax #R1553A

Alloy Wheels, One Owner,

$13,390

$6,690 #W3069A

Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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$6,490 #36515A

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2012 Ram 1500 Big Horn

2008 Saturn VUE

71K Miles, C/C #48499-1

$23,901

Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, #DL1513

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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$6,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$7,500

$36,990

$6,397

$7,500

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2013 Scion T/C Coupe

Auto, Sunroof, 59K Miles #B8139

$11,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2014 Scion tC

#P8794

$15,699 Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2015 Scion XB

2015 Toyota Camry XSE

2007 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

2013 Toyota Prius

2012 Toyota Scion XD

Low Miles, CD Player, #46132B

$15,527

Automatic, Local Trade, 39K Miles, #B8439

#94426-2

Black, 4 Door, Auto, 36K Miles, Stk# P06020

5 Door Hatchback, White, 48K Miles, Stk# 170464A

Hatchback, White, 33K Miles, High Quality, Low Price, #X3169

Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

$17,490

$5,995 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Please Contact for Pricing

$11,000

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2016 Toyota Camry I4 SE

2015 Toyota Corolla LE

2001 Toyota Highlander

'04 Toyota RAV 4

2013 Toyota Sienna SE

Limited, 65K Miles Stk# 170703A

Black, Auto, 45K Miles, Stk# P05972

2 To Choose, Both 41K Miles, White, #X2123, Starting At

#66692-2

One Owner, Cruise Control,

$7,397

6 Cyl, 24K Miles, #T16323A

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$14,131

$12,500

$15,900

$14,699

$6,500 #H170633A

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2016 Toyota Camry SE

2005 Toyota Corolla LE

2008 Toyota Highlander

Limited, 125K Miles, Stk# 170821A

Blue, Auto, 45K Miles, Stk# P05973

Only 106K Miles, Hurry In! #H170594A

Black/Black, Leather, #184762

$15,705

Please Contact for Pricing

$6,500

2013 Toyota Rav4

$13,550

$26,990 Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

SUV, 30K Miles, Limited, Sunroof, Nav., Stk# P05902A

$18,899 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

2016 Subaru WRX

2014 Toyota Camry LE

'05 Toyota Corolla

'04 Toyota Highlander V6

Black, Only 14K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, #X3121

#DL1515

3rd Row Seating, Keyless,

$14,600

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2016 Toyota Corolla

2015 Toyota Prius II

2014 Toyota RAV4 LE

Blue, 4 Door, Auto, 37K Miles, Stk# P06019

Grey, Only 38K Miles, Save On Gas MPG, #X3126

$17,906

2009 Toyota Tacoma

Regular Cab, 5 Spd, Only 53K Miles, White, #H170586A

$10,300 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2011 Toyota RAV4

STI Performance Exhaust, #T17221A

$29,990 Suntrup Ford Kirkwood 314-956-6111

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2.0I Limited, Burnt Orange, 85K Miles, Stk# 160864A

$15,900 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

2007 Toyota Camry LE

Clean CARFAX, Gas Saver #78200B

$14,990

$9,490 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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$6,495

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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$6,777 #P6580A

$15,800 Bommarito Honda 1-866-578-9483

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2012 Toyota Tundra

V6, Ltd, 4WD, Coco Metalic Brown, Loaded, 88K Miles, #H170460A

$15,200

Limited, #43499B

$29,327 Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

2013 Toyota Tundra

#P8612 Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

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Stk #45331B

$27,878 Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2009 Toyota Yaris

'08 Volkswagen Jetta

2013 Volvo S60 T5

2017 Volvo XC60 T5

2014 VW Jetta

Stk #47278-1

Low Miles, One Owner, Leather,

Certified 7 Yr 100K Warranty #L1225

Inscription, 9K MIles #L1235

$5,397

$6,990 #96274A

$17,855

$34,000

1.8T, SE, Certified #V16499A

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2013 Volvo S60 T5

2010 Volvo XC60 T6

2010 VW Jetta

51K Miles, White/Beige, #183781

Black/Black #185061

$17,933

$11,855

Limited, Auto, Motor Trend Certified, 71K Miles, #V16118A

2017 Hartland Wilderness

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Low Miles, Carfax One Owner, Leather Seats, #V17253A

$10,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

'17 Volkswagen Beetle

2008 Volvo S502.5T

3250BS, 2 Slides, Dual AC, Used Twice,

$13,480

$30,000 Must Sell By Owner (636)485-7139

2000 John Deere Gator 6x4.

Silver/Black, Leather #P40891

$7,850 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

2016 Volvo S60 T5

It only has 595 hours.

$10,990

$2100

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

By Owner (314) 252-0458

'99 Volvo S70

2013 Volvo XC90

2016 VW Passat

1971 Harley Davidson

1.8T #V8046

Sportster, mint cond. 23 k mi.

AWD, Leather, 19K Miles #P4089 CD Player, One Owner,

$22,995 #46200A Weiss Toyota of South County 1-855-903-8696

2016 Volkswagen Golf

$26,670

Sunroof, Turbo, Heated Seats,

Certified 7yr 100K Warranty #L1221

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$4,777 #N15106A

$28,850

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2014 Volvo S60 T5

2014 Volvo XC60 3.2 2011 VW Jetta

2012 VW Passat 2.5L SEL

$16,490

By Owner 573-883-2158

Check your facts. Certified 7 yr 100K Warrenty, #L1217 Sport Wagon, 11K Miles, Auto, Like New #V8038

$19,490

$21,850 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

AWD, Certified, Grey/Beige #L1250

$28,990

Stk #66849-1

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$6,995

1 Owner Clean CARFAX, Navigation, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof #26552M

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Both vulnerable, North deals NORTH ♠Void ♥K 8 6 4 2 ♦K Q 7 4 3 ♣7 5 3 WEST EAST ♠J 8 7 ♠K 5 3 ♥10 7 3 ♥Q J ♦5 ♦A J 9 6 2 ♣Q J 10 8 6 2 ♣K 9 4 SOUTH ♠A Q 10 9 6 4 2 ♥A 9 5 ♦10 8 ♣A The bidding: NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST Pass 1♦ 1♠ 3♣* Pass Pass 4♠ All pass *Pre-emptive Opening lead: Five of ♦ South’s two high diamond spot cards made it trivial for East to work out that West’s lead was a singleton — West would not have led low from a doubleton. The opening lead went to the king and ace, and East returned the two of diamonds as a suit-preference card for clubs. West rufed at trick two and shifted to the queen of clubs. South won the club shift in hand perforce, cashed the ace of trumps, and paused to think. He needed to hold his trump losers to one, and had to guess how to continue the

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Across 1 Epiglottis, for one 5 Doc’s subscription 9 Navy enlistee, informally 13 Seducer of Josef in Kafka’s “The Trial” 14 CDC concern 16 Like some plugs 17 Let out 18 “You know soand-so, too? How about that!” 20 Tony’s cousin 21 ___ for life 22 One involved in job cuts? 23 Alternatives to plugs 25 D.C.’s ___ Memorial, site next to West Potomac Park 26 Assent for 61-Across 27 Discounted

28 Medieval entertainer 29 Does some hosting, briefly 30 Stat for David Ortiz 31 Egg: prefix 32 Lamb, e.g. 33 “Sexiest job of the 21st century,” per Harvard Business Review 37 Wee 38 Graze, for example 39 Blood 40 Far out 41 Reverse 42 Concerns for sociologists 46 Chin-___ 47 “NewsHour” airer 48 “Peanuts” alter ego 49 Leave the country?

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If March 17 is your birthday • This year could be memorable, with many surprises popping up along the way. If you are single, you are likely to meet someone who is quite diferent and/or exotic. If you are attached, the two of you could opt for a major lifestyle change. Sagittarius likes to take risks.

WORD GAME March 17 WORD — FIGMENTS (FIGMENTS: FIG-ments: Things invented, made up or fabricated.) Average mark 26 words. Time limit 45 minutes. Can you find 40 or more words in FIGMENTS? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — OMNIVOROUS rosin moor ominous ruin morn onus unmoor moron orison simoon mourn ours soon norm ovum sour iron minor sumo vinous minus sunroom virus miso visor mono room moon 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.

51 One might be made with a handshake 52 Europe’s Gulf of ___ 53 Comedian with the 2016 memoir “Born a Crime” 55 Mideast’s Gulf of ___ 56 Actress Suvari 57 Planning to, informally 58 Coup 59 Sistine Chapel depiction 60 Enemy of ISIS, with “the” 61 Ones whose assent is 26-Across

Down 1 Seek refuge at 2 Co-star of “Some Like It Hot” 3 Ill feeling 4 Bout of feeling sorry for oneself 5 Oscar-nominated actor who has written several humor pieces for The New Yorker 6 Tops 7 Certain barrier to entry 8 Completely 9 It’s hardly a breath of fresh air 10 Practice for combat 11 Waiter outside a seafood restaurant, maybe

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.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You will be pleased to spend some one-on-one time with a special person in your life. Whatever excuse you give to yourself to free up some time becomes nearly irrelevant once you start to relax. Tonight: Drop in on a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ Defer to a partner or loved one. Though you might not agree with this person’s ideas, you are likely to decide to go with the low. An associate will deine his or her limits and boundaries. Tonight: Pretend you’re Irish, even if you’re not. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★★ You could be left holding the bag, as some of your associates might decide to leave the oice early to paint the town green. You will be busy until you head out for the day. Tonight: Out late. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ Your creativity inds solutions and makes others want to listen. Romance could lood through the door while you are focused on other matters. You might want to make plans to be a bit Irish later in the day. Take a nap if need be. Tonight: Get into party mode! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ You are full of fun and likely to start your weekend early. Others depend on your fun-loving spirit to help them maximize today’s celebration. You initially might not feel like “going green,” but once you do, you will enjoy yourself. Tonight: Help a friend lighten up.

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12 Doctor’s prescription 15 “You said it!” 19 “You said it!” 24 Historic isle in the Tyrrhenian Sea 25 Top go-to 28 Librettist for Verdi’s “Otello” and “Falstaff” 32 After Tetris, the second-bestselling video

game of all time 33 Tended to, as a baby 34 Director’s cry that’s said with a pause 35 Boors 36 Run low on juice 37 “I’m telling you the truth” 41 Beehive, for one 43 “Beats me”

44 Fold, in a way 45 Skews 48 Wardrobe item for which Obama claimed he was “unfairly maligned” 50 Actress ___ Rachel Wood 51 Radius, but not diameter 54 Present

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ You always are so diligent that you can aford to be a bit of a rebel and do what you want today. Do not spend a lot of time weighing the pros and cons — just do it! Others might notice that you are nowhere to be found. Tonight: Let the games begin. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★ Use caution when dealing with funds. You easily could make a mistake inancially. Pull back, and take some time away from your usual routine. As a result, you will feel much better. Tonight: Indulge a little. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★★ You smile from ear to ear, which is quite indicative of being in a period where you feel more in control than you have recently. Tonight: Only do what you want to do.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ A lot is going on behind the scenes. Know the facts before you start to share more of what you want. Others will be more responsive than you realize. Tonight: Whatever pleases you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★ Use the daytime hours to the max. Zero in on what you want. A pressured situation emerges around an important meeting. Flow with the moment, and be willing to make an adjustment. Tonight: Get some R and R. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. Listen to an adviser who has a strong point of view. You’ll see how clear it is that certain people have a preference. If you are not sure which way to go, stall. Tonight: Be Irish!

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Attempting the impossible might seem futile to many people, but in your case, this is not so. You seem to be able to do what others can’t. Tonight: Use your imagination when making plans. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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She wrote to your mother for advice in the 1960s, saying he still carried a photo of his old girlfriend in his wallet and how much it hurt her. Your mother’s advice to her was to “grow up.” In light of how the times have changed, I am wondering what your advice to her would be in 2017? Both parents are now deceased. — CURIOUS DAUGHTER Dear Curious • Although there were fewer options available for women in 1960 than there are today, I’m shocked that your mom received the advice she did over my mother’s signature. My response today would be to ask her why she had chosen to stay with a controlling, emotionally abusive man who persisted in carrying around a photo of his ex-girlfriend in spite of the fact that he knew it hurt his wife. And then I’d suggest she ask herself whether she thought the three of you were better off with him or without him. Dear Abby • I don’t like people.

I live alone and hardly leave my apartment. I have one friend I talk to on the phone every day, and sometimes my siblings who live out of town, but not often. The core of my issue may be my secret. I am gay and a foreigner. I like to surf the net and read historical books, and I enjoy classic novels. For some reason, I feel like hiding myself away from people is making me miss out. Am I abnormal? Do I need a therapist? — INTELLECTUAL LONER Dear Intellectual Loner • Your status as a gay, foreign loner who is hiding himself away must be troubling you on some level or you wouldn’t have written to me. If you feel you could be getting more out of life than you currently are, then it would be worth your while to schedule some sessions with a licensed mental health professional and do some exploring. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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Dear Abby • I’m a 57-year-old lady. I have been a widow 23 years and chose not to date while raising my daughter, who is now 26. I would now like to meet a nice man to spend time with, but I suffer from an aliction many older women deal with — alopecia. My hair is very thin, but with wigs and makeup, I look attractive enough. I’m afraid I’m being deceptive when I meet a man like that. When is the right time to tell a man what he sees is not what he gets? — EMBARRASSED IN OHIO

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Dear Miss Manners • In the first few moments after my arrival at a college reunion, an old acquaintance came up to me with great enthusiasm, seized my hand and gave it a bone-crunching squeeze. It was so viselike that I had no power to squeeze back and thus defend myself. My weakness was partly owing to a sprain in my index finger that occurred about three months earlier and which I had assumed was healed. To top everything off, I am a classical pianist who once played professionally and now does it for fun. But the handshake did its worst, and I instantly worried I might never play again. The pain was such that I couldn’t help crying out, “You’ve crushed my finger! It was recovering from a sprain!” My old acquaintance drew back in horror, became contrite and apologized. Realizing that I may have

spoiled the moment, I tried to make up for it by smiling (while still wincing inwardly) and tossing off the comment, “Don’t worry. I’ll send you the medical bill,” then continuing with a bit of jovial small talk as if everything were back to normal. But I feared things were not back to normal. In the weeks leading up to the event, this person had emailed me saying how much he looked forward to catching up. Within seconds of the encounter, he drifted off to other classmates, and our paths crossed only one more time when I reassured him that my finger was fine and I was just trying to razz him. But he drifted away once more. I will say that after his severe handshake my finger still hasn’t re-healed. What, if anything, did I do wrong, and is there any way to redeem the situation?

Gentle Reader • There is, but it will require an apology on the part of the already-injured party: you. Miss Manners hopes you recover fully and cannot blame you for reacting when your hand was crushed. Because your friend had no ill intention and apologized, your subsequent impulse to assure him that you will be fine was the right one. Unfortunately, you have not convinced him. Whether you believe in your heart that you overreacted, you need to tell your friend that you did and apologize. This will be more convincing if you do not tell him that his greeting has ended your career as a pianist. Send questions to Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, on her website, missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64106.

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Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 78-year-old woman who was just diagnosed with celiac disease. I had an endoscopy in 2007 because I was anemic, and the doctor told me I had an ulcer that healed itself. This year I had an endoscopy because I again was anemic, but this time he did a biopsy, which came back as celiac. I have no dysentery or stomach pains, which are red lights for celiac; I have had inflamed joints for years, accompanied by dry skin. Is it possible that I have had this disease for years and was never diagnosed? My doctor told me not to eat wheat but never went any further than that. I have been educating myself about the disease. Who else would I see about this? Also, what would happen if I ate wheat by mistake? I also have been short of breath for years, but heart and pulmonary tests all come back normal. Could celiac be causing this shortness of breath? — Anon.

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Answer • Celiac disease, also called “gluten-sensitive enteropathy” or “nontropical sprue,” is an uncommon but increasingly recognized condition caused by a reaction to gliadin, a protein found in gluten-containing grains, especially wheat, rye and barley. The spectrum of symptoms caused by celiac disease and its associated conditions is too broad for this column to cover comprehensively. Not everyone with celiac disease has gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea and weight loss. Some people get mild abdominal pain and mood changes, and never put these together with their diet. At age 78, it’s very likely that you have had celiac disease for many years. The anemia 10 years ago possibly was celiacrelated, through iron deficiency. People with celiac disease are more likely to develop arthritis as well, and one skin condition, dermatitis herpetiformis, is so characteristic of celiac that a biopsy is not needed. Shortness of breath is uncommon with celiac disease, but a severe anemia can cause it, as can one rare lung disease, pulmonary hemosiderosis, which often goes away on a gluten-free diet. Disease of the heart muscle itself is rare but more common in people with celiac disease. Unfortunately, the dietary information you got was woefully inadequate, so I would strongly recommend a visit with a registered dietitian nutritionist, who can give you much more information. Don’t eat wheat: Proper care of this disease depends on meticulous avoidance of gluten, and even small amounts count.

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