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STOPPING ST. LOUIS’

PORCH PIRATES CAUGHT ON CAMERA Surveillance images may show the theft, but few suspects are arrested

ILLINOIS GOVERNOR’S RACE

Election or auction? 2018 contest is shaping up as multi-millionaire versus billionaire, with self-funding record on the horizon FUNDrAISING AND SPENDING

REDUCING RISK Limiting opportunity is a surer way to ward of package thieves By ErIN HEFFErNAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Cat food. Construction paper. A Halloween costume for a dog. Even a religious garment handmade for a bishop. They’ve all been stolen in greater St. Louis this year by the same common neighborhood scourge: the package thief. These so-called porch pirates often make their moves in midday when people are at work and the front-porch pickings are good. It’s difficult to track just how many packages are stolen each year in the area, but from 2015 through July of this year, the U.S. Postal Inspector received 4,823 complaints of stolen packages in the city and St. Louis County combined. That probably captures only a sliver of the total thefts because many stolen packages are never reported, authorities say. Still, it’s clear package theft has become one of the most common

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A surveillance image shows a teen or man carrying of a package from a home after delivering a pro-Proposition P lyer in November 2017, according to the homeowner. The proposition was to establish a sales tax to pay for raises for police.

Gov. Bruce Rauner (Republican)

Hotel heir J.B. Pritzker (Democrat)

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By KEVIN McDErMOTT • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE MCCLANAHAN

Steve McClanahan captured this photo of a man who took a package containing a $140 car mat of his porch at his home in Tower Grove South using a home security camera.

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‘Clean Missouri’ plan faces challenges

America today has its first billionaire president, a millionaire majority in Congress and a campaign system in which a $174,000-a-year congressional seat often costs millions or even tens of millions of dollars to win. And in Illinois, the stakes are about to get even higher. The Land of Lincoln is on a path to what could become the most expensive governor’s race in U.S. history next year, and it isn’t because big special interests and mega-donors are lining up. It’s because two of the leading candidates are among the wealthiest people in America, and See ILLINOIS • Page A7

Homicide tally in city is poised to top 2016, ’15

FUN FIRST, THEN FEAST Family and friends old and new gather downtown for hanksgiving Day parade

Number of ethics provisions may stall ballot measure

hanksgiving Day fatalities bring total to 188 — so far

By KUrT ErICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By ASHLEy JOST AND CHrISTINE ByErS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFErSON CITy • A proposal

to overhaul how Missouri draws its legislative boundaries seeks to make the state one of the first in the nation to bring an end to partisan gerrymandering. But the so-called “Clean Missouri” ballot measure being backed by labor unions, Planned Parenthood and scores of small donors from throughout the country could face a number of obstacles, according to redistricting experts surveyed by the Post-Dispatch. Key among the potential problems is the ballot measure itself, which contains a number of ethics-related provisions that have been largely blocked by lawmakers. They include new, lower limits on campaign contributions, a ban on lobbyist gift-giving and a two-year cooling of period for lawmakers wanting to become

ST. LOUIS • With 38 days left

PHOTO BY JON GITCHOFF

Julianna Hill, 4, of Tammy’s Tumbling and Dance Center participates in the 33rd Thanksgiving Day parade in downtown St. Louis on Thursday.

By SAMANTHA LISS • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Before indulging in traditional Thanksgiving Day fare, many area residents bundled up for the 33rd annual Thanksgiving Day parade. The event featured numerous high school marching bands and floats, and attracted many first-time parade watchers, including Cindy and Mark Hayes, who are also new to St. Louis.

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TODAY

in the year, St. Louis appears to have reached an unhappy milestone: matching the number of homicides recorded in both 2016 and in 2015. Three homicides on Thanksgiving Day brought the city’s total to 188. St. Louis Police say the homicide total was 171 on this day last year. Homicide detectives were investigating three separate murders Thursday. After 11 a.m., a man in his 20s was found dead after he was shot multiple times in the 2600 block of Burd Avenue. Less than a mile away, a man was found dead with trauma to the head just before 5 p.m.

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POLICE SHOOTING • Man who pointed gun at oicers is fatally shot; boy, 14, is wounded. A10

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Mother loses her son, misses her opportunity to grieve

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Even if her son were alive, Reign Harris would probably not be spending any time with him this Thanksgiving holiday. For the last dozen years or so of his life, Jaz Granderson didn’t have much to do with his mom. “Jaz wouldn’t come around,” Harris says. “He would pass messages to me now and then through a friend’s aunt.” Granderson, who was 27, was an upand-coming assistant football coach at De Smet High School before he was shot and killed Oct. 16 in an apparent carjacking. Three suspects in his death were indicted last week on federal charges related to multiple carjackings, including the one that led to his death. Granderson was a mentor to young men, a coach with a bright future. There was a packed house at Central Baptist Church in midtown for his funeral. Harris was there. But you hardly would have known it. She sat in the third row. The obituary passed out to most of the attendees didn’t mention her name. A letter from Congressman Lacy Clay that was sent to her was read as though it had been sent to somebody else. “It was horrible and I sat through it,” Harris says. “I couldn’t believe it was going down like that. I didn’t get an opportunity to mourn my son.” It was, though, the sort of thing that sometimes happens after divorces. Husbands and wives go diferent ways. Kids are caught in the middle. Harris, 52, who is a dispatcher for the city of St. Louis, grew up in Carr Square Village. She still lives in the 5th Ward that encompasses the near north side and parts of downtown. Last year she ran unsuccessfully for alderman. Harris and Jaz’s father, Johnny Granderson, were married from 1985 to 2000. They had two children. Jaz was 10 when the couple divorced. He was 14 when he went to live with his dad. It wasn’t an uncommon story. Harris had remarried. Her older kids — she had since adopted three more — went to

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Pallbearers carry the casket for De Smet Jesuit High School assistant football coach Jaz Granderson on Oct. 23 after his funeral at Central Baptist Church in St. Louis.

live with their father. They drifted away. Of course, none of that mattered when her son died. On that day, she got the call from the police deHarris partment. She left work, went home and then went to the morgue, where she identified Jaz’s body. It was the sort of moment no mother wants to imagine, no matter the age of a child or circumstances of their death. That the funeral — planned by Jaz’s father — seemed to cut her out of her son’s life story made the pain that much worse. “It was like getting kicked while I was down,” Harris says. After the funeral, she and her family held their own repast at The Ambassador, a banquet hall in north St. Louis County. They talked about how hard it was to keep it together at the funeral, so the focus that day could be on a young man whose life was lost too early. “God held me,” she says. A couple of weeks after she was at The Ambassador, another family held a postfuneral event there. It ended in violence. Three people were shot after a dispute

near the entrance to the hall erupted in gunfire. When that happened, Harris thought back to her own son’s funeral, to some of the young men in her extended family who were angry over what she called a disrespectful spectacle. “People wonder why this sort of thing happens,” she said. “It’s because of the same kind of thing I dealt with. That’s not the way to handle things, but it just happens when people don’t know how else to handle it.” Her eldest son is gone this Thanksgiving. His funeral is behind her, and his alleged killers in custody. Despite the rage she overcame, Harris has a grateful heart. She’s grateful for the life her son lived, for children and family, and for a God that helped her keep her emotions in check when she was screaming in pain on the inside. Tony Messenger • 314-340-8518 @tonymess on Twitter tmessenger@post-dispatch.com

PEOPLE Hudson allows Otunga to see son Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson planned to allow her former fiancé to spend time with their 8-year-old son over the Thanksgiving hoiday, according to paperwork filed in Cook County court this week. An amended order of protection said lawyer-turned-professional-wrestler David Otunga could be with David Otunga Jr. from 3 p.m. Thursday until 7 p.m. Friday. Hudson filed an order of protection against Otunga last week as the couple ended their decadelong relationship. Hudson, 36, said Otunga, 37, pushed her last week at their home in Burr Ridge, an allegation Otunga denied via a statement from his attorney. Burr Ridge police said Friday that they were investigating a report of domestic battery at Hudson’s home but declined to give details. Brexit gets Britain ousted from ‘Culture’ contest • U.K. politicians have expressed dismay after the European Union booted Britain out of the contest to become European Capital of Culture because of Brexit. Britain was due to hold the title in 2023, and five British cities were competing to be chosen. But the EU says that because Britain is due to leave the bloc in 2019, its participation “will not be possible.”

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is 76. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 75. Actor Stanley Livingston is 67. Actress Denise Crosby is 60. Actor Conleth Hall is 53. Actress Katherine Heigl is 39. Actress Sarah Hyland is 27.

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CASE 32 • H and J wanted to open their

home to a foster child and wound up welcoming five children earlier this year. The youngsters had been removed from an abusive home and were going to be split up, so the pair stepped up. The sudden expansion to a household of eight has added lots of love to the family but strained their budget. The family’s only income is from unemployment and federal assistance. In addition to financial support, they could use help with clothing for the children, who are 5 to 15 years old.

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HOW IT WORKS For generations, the 100 Neediest Cases campaign has helped thousands of disadvantaged families during the holidays. This year, the program will benefit more than 10,000 needy households — selected by social service agencies that partner with the United Way. The Post-Dispatch is showcasing 100 cases. But all the families will share the cash donations.

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11.24.2017 • Friday • M 1

Area itness exec’s kidnapping plea won’t afect company, it says

Morrissey wraps his angst in thrilling music Review • In Peabody concert, singer ofers muddled response to issues BY DANIEL DURCHHOLZ Special to the Post-dispatch

“The rule for tonight is, ‘Make it happen,’” Morrissey said early on in his concert Wednesday night at the Peabody Opera House. And indeed, his performance did just that, reflecting a sense of urgency and even anger at the rising tide of world problems. If his solutions sometimes felt unworkable or contradictory, well, welcome to the world of Moz. The British singer has fanned the flames of controversy lately, giving an interview to German magazine “Der Spiegel” in which he seemingly blamed the victims of recently revealed cases of sexual harassment and abuse. Prior to Wednesday’s show, there were protesters outside the Peabody, distributing flyers that denounced his words. That interview also mentioned Morrissey’s distaste for multiculturalism in Europe. There were no mentions of such matters during the concert apart from the playing of “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage,” a song from Morrissey’s new album, “Low in High School,” that appears to criticize immigrants and champion the result of Britain’s “Brexit” vote. Mostly, Morrissey railed against topics such as police brutality, autocracy, the consumption of meat, and the central topic of the singer’s career: the withering effects of loneliness. “Ganglord,” an old B-side, was accompanied by a video of police viciously beating and shooting suspects. Morrissey’s five-piece band underlined the point by wearing matching black T-shirts printed with the question, “Who will protect us from the police?” Later, there was “Meat Is Murder,”

BY ROBERT PATRICK St. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • A former local fitness executive’s guilty plea

to a kidnapping charge will have no impact on the company he founded, an executive told the Post-Dispatch. BAM Brands COO Mark Otter wrote in a email that founder Todd Beckman’s ownership interests had been transferred to a trust for estate planning and to benefit his children. Otter said that the resolution of Beckman’s “legal issues” would allow the company “to refocus 100 percent of our attention on the growth of our brands.” Beckman, 53, pleaded guilty Nov. 2 and admitted conspiring to kidnap a Maplewood man in an attempt to recover about $15,000 and 24 pounds of marijuana that was stolen from a man who dealt marijuana for Beckman. The alleged thief also sold marijuana for Beckman, who imported the drug from California, according to court testimony. The victim was held in a basement and then in a shipping container, beaten and had his life threatened, court documents say. Beckman’s attorney, Travis Noble, said he had no knowledge of how the plea would afect Beckman’s business, and prosecutors have not raised the issue in court. Three co-defendants have also pleaded guilty to the same kidnapping conspiracy charge. Prosecutors have agreed to ask for 20 years in prison when they are sentenced. Another pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony for failing to call police once he saw the victim being held in the basement. The victim was released after his parents paid $27,000 ransom. Beckman was founder, president and CEO of BAM Brands, but turned over day-to-day control to Otter in April 2016, Otter wrote in an email in response to questions about the case. The company owns TanCo, Xist Fitness, Massage Luxe and “age management company” LifeXist. In the email, Otter said franchises were individually owned and operated. In all, those franchises employ more than 1,200 throughout the U.S., he wrote. Otter said MassageLuXe alone had 52 locations in 12 states, with 20 to 25 expected to open in 2018.

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British singer Morrissey focuses on problems without easy solutions.

from his former band, the Smiths, whose video contained stomachchurning images of animals being slaughtered for food. Both presentations were tough to take, but the latter had more than a few audience members heading for the lobby, perhaps to grab a beverage or maybe lose their lunch. That’s the effect that was intended, of course, and at the song’s conclusion, the words “What’s your excuse now?” appeared onscreen. Morrissey also referred to the current holiday as “Thankskilling.” Politically, Moz is fighting enemies old and new. “I Wish You Lonely” was accompanied by an image — digitally altered, presumably — of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher about to be clubbed by a policeman on horseback. The Smiths’ “Shoplifters of the World Unite” was altered to address “Trumpshifters” instead and was featured a mocking photo of Morrissey holding a baby with Trump’s head. Despite his persistent calls to resist, Morrissey’s methods seemed shaky at best. “World Peace Is None of Your Business” included

the assertion, “Each time you vote, you support the process” (of oppression). “Spent the Day in Bed,” meanwhile, advised, “Stop watching the news because the news contrives to frighten you.” So … what to do, then, Moz? Best to turn your attention elsewhere, apparently, and not necessarily towards other humans. In “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” he lamented that “only stone and steel accept my love.” “I Wish You Lonely” included the toweringly self-pitying lyric, “I wish you lonely, if only for one day/So that you might see routine for me since the day I was born.” Whew! But all was not calamity and despair. Or rather it was, but it came wrapped in music that continually thrilled. Morrissey’s band positively nailed every song, especially the dramatic “Jack the Ripper,” the breezily bored “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” “Suedehead” and the Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” The concert did have its playful moments, beginning with a showopening cover of Elvis Presley’s “You’ll Be Gone.” Throughout the evening, the image of another Morrissey icon, Dean Martin, appeared on the screen, looking beseechingly skyward and throwing his hands in the air. Morrissey also covered the Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang,” written by his friend and fellow animal-rights activist Chrissie Hynde. Altogether, it was a satisfying show from an artist willing to speak his mind, however occasionally muddled, and let the chips fall where they may. For Moz fans, puzzling out the meaning of his every utterance is part and parcel of the attraction.

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Flynn signals he may cooperate with Mueller His legal team ends all talks with White House attorneys WASHINGTON POST

An attorney for former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed an attorney for President Donald Trump this week that he can no longer discuss the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a sign that Flynn may be preparing to cooperate in the probe, people familiar with the investigation said.

Trump Jr. meets scrutiny with deiance BY DREW HARWELL Washington Post

Donald Trump Jr. had just posted a batch of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during last year’s campaign, confirming reports that he communicated with the website that published stolen Democratic emails obtained by Russian military intelligence. “More nothing burgers from the media and others desperately trying to create a false narrative,” the president’s oldest son wrote on Instagram. “Keep coming at me guys!!!” Over the course of the week, Trump Jr. went on to tweet or retweet criticism of his father’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton; actor George Takei; Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and former vice president Joe Biden, sharing unsubstantiated claims about him from an anonymously sourced blog post. Faced with deepening scrutiny of contacts he had in 2016 with people tied to Russia, Trump Jr., 39, has adopted a provocative response: defiance. In public appearances and on Twitter, Trump Jr. has taken an increasingly caustic tone, mocking critics and shoving himself into the scrum of the country’s most polarizing debates. It’s an unorthodox legal strategy for someone under scrutiny by congressional investigators, whose every word could be used against him. But the approach fits with the real estate executive’s growing public persona as a rightwing provocateur and ardent defender of Trumpism. “He’s very smart to be in the spotlight,” said Charlie Kirk, a friend and the founder of the conservative college and high school group Turning Point USA. “Would they stop the investigation if he stopped tweeting? He’s in a situation where either you defend yourself, reassure the base, reassure the supporters, or stay silent. And if you’re totally silent, it only increases suspicion.” The Trump base is with him, Kirk added: “Most people can’t even keep up with this stuf, anyway.” The Russia-related controversies have heightened Trump Jr.’s rising profile. Once a supporting character on his father’s reality show, the vice president of the family business is now an in-demand figure on the paid speaking circuit and a political player all his own. Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas, said that the president’s son was exercising his freedom to speak his mind as a private citizen. “He is simply voicing thoughts and concerns and his hopes for America that he shared on the campaign trail,” Futerfas said in an interview. “He cares deeply about these issues and there’s no reason that he should not continue to express his opinion.”

The call from Flynn attorney Robert Kelner to Trump attorney John Dowd came Wednesday evening and is a potentially ominous sign for Trump and other close associates to the president. Before this week, Kelner had been strategizing with attorneys for Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and his son-in-law Jared Kushner, among others. The split suggests that Flynn, who has been a top target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team, may be looking to share information with the prosecutor and his team. The development was first reported by the New York Times. Kelner did not respond to a re-

quest for comment Thursday. Jay Sekulow, an attorney for Trump, said: “This is not entirely unexpected.” “No one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about General Flynn cooperating against the president,” he said, adding, “It’s important to remember that Gen. Flynn received his security clearance under the previous administration.” In complex investigations, attorneys often enter into agreements that allow them to share information without waiving attorney client privilege. Such agreements generally include provisions that require the attorneys to immediately end the

arrangement if their clients begin discussions with prosecutors or if other developments pose a conflict of interest. Even if Flynn has begun discussions with Mueller’s office, there is no guarantee he will reach a deal with prosecutors. Flynn served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama before he was pushed out in 2014 amid criticism of his management style and clashes with other Obama administration officials. He then established a private consulting firm and gave paid speeches, work that has drawn intense scrutiny from Mueller.

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Woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, governor WASHINGTON POST

A woman from Texas has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to then-President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, that could have maimed or killed them, according to documents filed in federal court last week in Houston. Julia Pof, 46, mailed the devices in October 2016, along with a third package that she sent to the Social Security Administration, according to the indictment. Of the three packages, only Abbott opened his. It did not detonate because “he did not open it as designed,” according to court documents. Had the devices exploded, they would have caused “severe burns and death” to the politicians, who federal investigators believe Poff targeted for multiple reasons. She was

known to dislike Obama, the investigators said, and was “upset with Greg Abbott” because “she had not received support from her ex-husband,” according to the documents. Pof had also previously applied for Social Security benefits but was denied, the documents said. Investigators traced the devices to Poff after examining several of their components, including a cigarette box and a salad dressing cap. The cigarettes were bought at a truck stop near Poff’s home in Brookshire, Texas, 30 miles west of Houston. The salad dressing was a brand Poff was known to have bought for an “an-

niversary dinner,” the indictment said. Most tellingly, the court documents noted, hair belonging to one of Pof’s two cats was found under the address label of the package sent to Obama. Poff has been charged with six counts, including mailing injurious articles and transporting explosives with the intent to kill and injure. She has also been charged with defrauding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps, and falsely declaring bankruptcy — issues that came up during the course of the investigation. The charges come at a

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support for such acts is often influenced by both his or her personality and the political environment. “Many worry that political rhetoric is fueling the fire,” Kalmoe wrote in The Washington Post. “My findings suggest this concern is valid.”

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at the Illinois State Fair in Springield, Ill., on Aug. 17, 2016. Rauner is seeking re-election.

J.B. Pritzker announces his run for Illinois governor on April 6 at the Grand Crossing gymnasium in Chicago.

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both are opening their personal checkbooks wide. A year out from the November 2018 election, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and hotel heir and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker already have self-donated to their own campaigns a combined total (so far) of some $92 million, with tens of millions more contributed from other sources. Predictions abound that before it’s over, based on the patterns so far, the total cost of the contest could conceivably approach a third of a billion dollars, a level almost unheard-of in any political realm outside the presidency. It’s a testament to this unprecedented financial landscape that one of Pritzker’s fellow Democrats fighting him for the party’s nomination, businessman Chris Kennedy — yes, of those Kennedys — is struggling to keep up. “It’s just insane,” said Kent Redfield, political scientist with the University of Illinois at Springfield. The most expensive gubernatorial race in American history (as measured by what the campaigns themselves spent, apart from separate spending by outside entities) was California’s 2010 election. Democrat Jerry Brown defeated Republican Meg Whitman after the two of them spent a combined total of about $280 million. That one was unusual. In contrast, Missouri’s 2016 governor’s race totaled “only” about $60 million spent between Republican Eric Greitens and Democrat Chris Koster. Even at that, it was the most expensive gubernatorial contest in America that year and the most expensive in Missouri ever. In Illinois, with Rauner and Pritzker spending freely from their personal fortunes — and with Rauner also pulling in massive contributions from fellow finance titans, including a record $20 million donation from Illinois’ richest resident — officials in both parties have said the race’s price tag ultimately could rise above $300 million. “That’s absolutely within the realm of possibility,” said Sarah Brune, executive director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. The organization has expressed concern that such expensive campaigns are having a “trickledown efect” that is making even lower-tier races prohibitively expensive for typical candidates, she said. “This election could send a message about the future of money

CHECKBOOK CAMPAIGNS Rauner was a venture capitalist with no political experience when he won the governor’s oice in 2014, with a largely self-funded campaign. His net worth has been estimated at close to $1 billion. When the Chicago SunTimes suggested during that race that Rauner was part of the “1 percent,” he famously corrected the interviewer: “Oh, I’m probably .01 percent.” Pritzker is even further beyond the decimal point. Heir to the Hyatt Hotels fortune, he is one of world’s richest people, with an estimated personal net worth of $3.4 billion. Historically, the fact that two mega-rich, self-funding candidates are running for office wouldn’t necessarily clear the field the way it seems to be doing this time. The track record for such candidates has generally been a poor one. “As the costs of running for oice have escalated, more and more candidates are jumping into politics using their personal fortune, rather than trying to raise all those funds from other people,” reports the Center for Responsive Politics, which found that more than 80 percent of self-funding congressional campaigns since 2002 have failed. “Though they don’t lack for money, self-funded candidates typically lose at the polls.” In Missouri, a prime example was Republican John Brunner, who spent about $7 million of his own money in 2012 to lose in the GOP Senate primary and another roughly $7 million more last year to lose in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Some have interpreted those kinds of results as proving that “checkbook campaigns” don’t work. But what if all they really prove is that the checks weren’t big enough? After all, Brunner’s investment of about $14 million total over two campaigns four years apart pales next to what has been happening across the river. Rauner spent almost $28 million of his own money to win his first term. As with Pritzker now, Rauner then had no political résumé nor public persona, but was able to in efect buy his way around that problem with a flood of self-funded advertising. Rauner has already put up an additional $57 million toward his re-election campaign

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since last year, though he faces no serious primary challenge. Pritzker, meanwhile, has already put more than $35 million into his own Illinois gubernatorial campaign — and it’s still four months from the primaries. Pritzker has vowed to entirely self-fund his campaign, which means much more is coming. And it already appears to be working.

ELECTION OR AUCTION? Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, has self-funded at a more modest level of about $750,000 so far. He was the polling leader among Democrats earlier this year. But that lead evaporated over the summer as Pritzker began blitzing the television airwaves with almost $7 million worth of self-funded advertising. In the most recent polling, Pritzker now holds a double-digit lead over Kennedy headed toward the March 2018 primaries. Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar dropped out of the Democratic nomination race in mid-October, declaring the ante too high. “We should all be disappointed in a system where money is driving people out of politics,” Kennedy posted on Facebook at the time, “and, in turn, silencing conversations that drive change.” Fellow Democratic candidate Daniel Biss, a state senator from Evanston, put it more succinctly on the campaign trail last month: “Are we going to have an election or are we going to have an auction?” he asked, according to the Associated Press. Biss and two other major candidates seeking the Democratic nomination, Madison County Regional School Superintendent Bob Daiber and anti-violence activist Tio Hardiman, all are polling in single digits recently. Redfield, the political scientist, said big-money selffunders could warp the political landscape in unexpected ways. Pritzker’s endorsement from major labor organizations, for example, has been partly attributed to his vow to self-fund, because it will free up those unions to direct their political donations to other races. “It certainly has an impact on the decision-making” of major interest groups, Redfield said. Self-funding candidates generally tout themselves as being safe from the influence of big-money donors. On the other hand, “It makes running for office feel out of reach for average citizens,” said Brune, of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. The danger, she and others say, is that public service will become even more of a millionaires’ club than it already is, which will mean losing the perspective that “regular people” can bring to elective oice. “When you see somebody (self-funding) $50 million,” she noted, “that can be intimidating.” Kevin McDermott • 314-340-8268 @kevinmcdermott on Twitter kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com

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Trump credits troops, and himself, for ‘really winning’ against foes BY JILL COLVIN Associated Press

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Donald Trump thanked U.S. troops for their service on Thursday, assuring them “we’re really winning” against America’s foes as he celebrated Thanksgiving at his private club in Florida and provided lunch for Coast Guard men and women on duty for the holiday. Using the occasion to pat himself on the back, Trump told deployed military members via a video conference that they had achieved more progress in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State group under his watch than had been made in years of the previous administration. “Everybody’s talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up,” he told the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division, whose members are conducting operations in Kandahar, Afghanistan. “We’re being talked about again as an armed forces — we’re really winning.” Speaking from a gilded room at his Mar-a-Lago club, Trump said: “We’re not fighting anymore to just walk around, we’re fighting to win, and you people are really, you’ve turned it around over the last three to

four months like nobody’s seen, and they are talking about it, so thank you very much.” Turning to the 74th Expeditionary Fighters Squadron based at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey, Trump suggested the administration of President Barack Obama hadn’t allowed soldiers on the ground to do their jobs. “They say we’ve made more progress against ISIS than they did in years of the previous administration,” he said. “And that’s because I’m letting you do your job.” Throughout the day — at events and on Twitter — Trump boasted about the economy’s performance since he took oice, pointing to recent stock market gains and the unemployment rate, along with his efforts to scale back regulations and boost military spending. “So you’re fighting for something real, you’re fighting for something good,” he told the service members

COAST GUARD VISIT Trump and his wife, Melania, also made a trip to a nearby Coast Guard station in Riviera Beach, Fla., where they delivered a lunch of turkey sandwiches, giant muffins, heaping baskets of fruit, chips and cookies to men and women on duty for the holi-

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M 1 • FrIDAy • 11.24.2017

Police fatally shoot man pointing gun Boy, 14, is wounded; two others who also led from stolen car are being sought BY SAMANTHA LISS AND KRISTEN TAKETA St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Two St. Louis police oicers shot and killed a man and wounded a 14-year-old boy after the man pointed a gun at them, police said Thursday at a news conference. Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole said the shooting happened about 12:20 p.m. Thursday after the driver of a car lost control and the vehicle struck

a curb in front of the oicers as they patrolled the College Hill neighborhood of north St. Louis. Four people fled from the car, which was later identified as a 2016 Hyundai that was stolen Wednesday as part of an armed robbery. As they left the vehicle, near the intersection of College Avenue and Conde Street, one of them pointed a handgun with an extended magazine at the two officers, O’Toole said. O’Toole said the oicers feared for their lives and opened fire.

Neither oicer involved in the shooting was injured, O’Toole said. They have both been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation, which is standard policy in police-related shootings. One oicer is a man, 30, who has served on the force for 2½ years. The other is a man, 29, who has served for four years. Police declined to identify any of the individuals involved in shooting. As of late September, eight

O’Toole did not know whether the man with the gun had fired at the oicers. The man who had the gun was shot and later transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, O’Toole said. A 14-year-old boy was also struck by gunfire from the officers. He is in stable condition at an area hospital, the chief said. The two other occupants of the vehicle are at large, O’Toole said, adding that he sought the public’s help in locating them.

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City’s rising rate of homicides echoes national trend HOMICIDES • FROM A1

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Homeowner Kate Oris captured this security image of a package thief who stole several packages containing cat food and dresses from her home in the 2600 block of Virginia Avenue.

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forms of petty crime in St. Louis neighborhoods today. Some areas get it worse than others. The complaint data shows south St. Louis neighborhoods including Tower Grove South, Tower Grove East and Bevo reported the most package thefts during that time. ”It’s almost a daily thing now,” said Tower Grove South resident John TuckerMancuso, who had two separate groups of packages stolen from his porch in the last month, including a sweatshirt and lion costumes for his two dogs. “It’s unnerving, but no one is surprised anymore.” Now is prime time for this type of theft. The postal inspector data shows November, the beginning of the holiday shopping season, was the month when the most package thefts were reported in the city and county for the past two years. But this package pilfering is not unavoidable. Residents have come up with creative ways to prevent falling victim to porch thieves.

KEEP A LOOKOUT Steve McClanahan has gone all-in on one of the most common defenses against package thieves: the home camera system. McClanahan installed cameras at his home in Tower Grove South after he got worried about crime in the neighborhood, and he’s captured one thief already. In June, his doorbell camera recorded a package thief taking a package containing a car mat worth $140 before driving of in an Impala. “The weird thing was he was driving a fairly nice car,” McClanahan said. “That car mat won’t even fit it, though, so it was really pointless.” McClanahan posted video of the thief on his neighborhood Facebook page but never got any good leads to track the man down. But similar home surveillance systems have become a whole industry built around preventing this type of neighborhood crime. Devices such as smart doorbells can send live video to your phone anytime someone approaches your door. Authorities suggest being smart about using the technology. Positioning the camera to the road to catch license plates can be much more helpful tracking down a porch thief if they come by car than grabbing video of them nabbing your packages. Some departments in the area have made organized eforts to better use the popularity of neighborhood security cameras. The Florissant Police Department, for example, recently started a Resident Camera Program that allows home and business owners to register their cameras to let the department know they have them in case a crime takes place nearby. Department oicials said they hoped the program would help with investigations of package thefts as well as other crimes. Other departments across the country have been more extreme in their response to this type of theft, including putting tracking devices in decoy packages. St. Louis and St. Louis County police did not comment on whether they had used similar techniques to investigate package theft. But vigilantes abound. Dozens of YouTube videos have popped up of people booby-trapping boxes on their porch with bricks, dog poop and minor explosives. One video of an exploding bait package tricking a thief has more than 9 million views. Part of the draw to the videos may be the reality that package thieves often get away with the crime. In interviews with 10 St. Louis resi-

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dents who have had packages stolen in the last few months, none ever got word about the culprit’s being caught, despite often having photos or video of the crime. In one recent exception, police arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of stealing a package of a porch in the Dogtown neighborhood while distributing political flyers earlier this month. The homeowner watched footage from security cameras, drove around the neighborhood and called police when he spotted the suspect. The man was issued a summons for stealing under $150 and has a December court date. Still, complaint data from the postal inspector showed only 11 of more than 4,000 cases in the city and county had a status listed as “closed.” Authorities say that because package theft can be difficult to investigate, the best option for residents may be to focus on stopping it from happening in the first place.

LIMIT THE OPPORTUNITY “There may be some organized efforts, but I think a lot of package theft is a crime of opportunity,” said Anna Hallstrom, a St. Louis postal inspector. “So one of the best things you can do is try and not let packages sit out for too long.” The U.S. Postal Inspector and St. Louis County police ofered some tips: • Try to schedule deliveries for times when you will be at home. You can also opt to require a signature to prevent packages being left when you aren’t there. • If you can’t be home during delivery, request that packages be left in the back of your residence or have a neighbor pick them up. • Send packages somewhere more secure. You can have a package sent to your employer or the post oice. FedEx, UPS and Amazon all also now have secure lockers in greater St. Louis where you can send packages and pick them up at any time using a code, for no additional cost. • Get a lock box. A variety of front-porch lock boxes that bolt to the ground are on the market. You can request deliveries be placed inside the box to keep them safe. • Get updates. It’s easy to track package deliveries now. Retailers such as Amazon as well as the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx all have ways to receive notifications that can tell you exactly when a package arrives. • Report suspicious activity and persons to police immediately and remember that thieves come in all shapes and sizes. HOW TO REPORT THEFT If a package does get stolen, the U.S. Postal Inspector recommends people report the theft on the department’s website at uspis.gov. The complaint data helps the department spot trends and investigate the crime. You can also report stolen packages to your local police department by calling the non-emergency number. For the city of St. Louis, the number is 314-231-1212. For St. Louis County Police, you can call 314-889-2341. Erin Hefernan • 314-340-8145 @erinhef on Twitter ehefernan@post-dispatch.com

Homicide detectives were investigating, as police suspect foul play. Both of those shootings were in St. Louis’ Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. An unidentified man died of a fatal gunshot wound to the head in the 200 block of Quincy Street. Limited details were available about the shooting, which happened about 7:30 p.m. in the Carondelet neighborhood. The city’s homicide total spiked to 188 in 2015 and reached the same number in 2016. In 2014 St. Louis had 159 homicides, and in 2013 there were 120. Interim St. Louis Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole told the Post-Dispatch earlier this week that homicide rates were on the increase nationally and that St. Louis was reflecting the national trend. But he pointed to New York City as an example of an area that was bucking the trend because it had “very restrictive gun laws.” O’Toole said New York had balked at efforts to nationalize gun laws and to allow conceal carry permits to be accepted universally across the country. “They have their own way of doing things and they don’t want to have to accept anything that was less restrictive,” he said. He said his oicers could no longer take many gun cases to prosecutors because the laws in Missouri were so lax, but he added that the city’s sixth district had seized more than 500 guns so far this year.

people had been fatally shot by St. Louis police in 2017 — the highest number in the past decade, the Post-Dispatch found. Police have said all of those killed by oicers were armed. Police have attributed the rise in police shootings to the rise in violent crime. Aggravated assaults, including aggravated assaults with guns, are up compared with 2016. And the number of homicides in the city is on track to exceed last year’s total of 188.

ST. LOUIS HOMICIDES CLIMB Unoicially, there were 188 homicides in St. Louis city as of Nov. 23, 2017, matching the totals in both 2016 and in 2015. Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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That’s more than normal for the city’s highest crime district, he said. O’Toole added that gun owners who came to the city for sporting events and left their guns in their cars were still driving the increase in the stolen gun market. “I cringe every time I hear we had car break-ins at a game because these people are coming to the city with their guns and yet they can’t take them inside any of our stadiums, so they sit there in their cars and get stolen,” he said. He also added that drugs were driving a large number of the city’s homicides and that he had reformed a narcotics unit to focus on the drug trade. According to the latest crime data available from the department’s homicide unit, five of the more than 180 homicides have “drugs” listed as the motive while the vast majority, about 110, have unknown motives. The last time homicides in the city exceeded 188 was in 1995, when the total reached 204. But the city’s population was nearly 20 percent higher then than it is now. The Post-Dispatch reported in October that homicides were also up in St. Louis County. Current totals for the county were not immediately available.

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started working at BarnesJewish Hospital and was hoping to see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. The couple, who walked to the parade from their apartment, said it was the first time they had lived in an urban environment and that they were really enjoying it, particularly during events such as this. This year will be a little bit different for the Hayeses, Kansas City natives who are used to entertaining large gatherings of family and friends during this time of year. “It’s a little bit lonely for us today, but my boys are coming in for Christmas,” Cindy said. A little farther along the pa-

in a ballot question “is intended to discourage placing voters in the position of having to vote for some matter which they do not support in order to enact that which they earnestly support.” The initiative is aimed at allowing voters to choose whether to alter the state’s ethics law by changing the constitution next year. In order to appear on the November 2018 ballot, the coalition must collect at least 160,199 signatures. While the ethics-related provisions may capture the attention of the public, the provision for changing how the state’s political boundaries are created could have long-term efects. District lines for the House and Senate are redrawn every 10 years after completion of the United States Census. Districts must have nearly equal populations and must not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity. In Missouri, the House and Senate set up special commissions to redraw the boundaries. If the new maps fail to win the support of 70 percent of the commissioners, the Missouri Supreme Court appoints a special panel of six judges to draw the lines. In 2010, the commissions

rade route, Whitney Durham and her relatives drove in from St. Charles to enjoy some family time. “Family time is fun time, let the party begin,” said Durham’s brother, Ward Davey, who recently arrived from Michigan in time for the holiday. The family is postponing the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast until Saturday when other relatives can be present. Durham said she was in charge of cooking the turkey. Included on the itinerary for the family’s time together is a trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden and Black Friday shopping. Linda and Michael McManus of Florissant were waiting for two of their grandchildren to pass by in the parade with classmates from Gateway Science Academy. Although the McManuses were born and raised in the area, it was the couple’s first time attending the parade. “So far it looks pretty cool,” Linda said. “It’s a nice day, it’s beautiful.”

failed to approve their own plans, sending the matter to the special court panel. The House version was approved in November 2011, but the Senate version was challenged. A new Senate map was not approved until March 2012. Sean Nicholson, spokesman for Clean Missouri, said the current process had become dominated by “party insiders” who help craft district boundaries that favor incumbents or particular parties. The end result is that voters have few choices when they go to the polls because a majority of districts for the House and Senate are not competitive. “What we’re proposing is a world where there are a lot more competitive races,” Nicholson said. The proposed amendment would require a statistical test to measure partisan fairness in the redistricting process, and it would create a new position of state demographer to draw the new boundaries. Under the proposed change, the auditor would get to choose three candidates to serve as the demographer. The legislative leaders would then select a finalist from that group. Kansas City election lawyer

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Edward Greim said that elevated the power of the auditor to a new level. “The party that captures the oice of state auditor is in a very powerful position,” Greim said. “It’s a huge roll of the dice for either party.” The partisan makeup of the Legislature has been a sore point for Democrats for years. Republicans have controlled the House and the Senate chambers since 2003 and, in recent years, have tightened their grip by electing veto-proof majorities. When the Senate convenes in January, Republicans will control the chamber by a 25-9 advantage. In the House, Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson of Poplar Bluf will oversee a 11246 majority. Redistricting expert Michael Li of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law said the ballot proposal could help avoid the kind of gerrymandering that puts more emphasis on one party dominating legislative elections. “It’s designed to kind of safeguard that,” Li told the Post-Dispatch. At the same time, Underhill said, it is not clear that Missouri

has significant enough problems with its redistricting laws to warrant a major overhaul. “Nothing stands out about Missouri that would make me think it’s a particularly fraught state for redistricting,” Underhill said. “The proponents must feel that there are some unfairness in the existing laws.” Greim also said it was unclear why a change was needed. “I think the current set-up is adequate,” said Greim, who was on the legal team that challenged the maps crafted after the 2010 census. Nicholson said attorneys for Clean Missouri carefully vetted the language to ensure it would survive a constitutional challenge. He said the topics covered by the initiative focused on one thing — the Legislature. “The General Assembly is our subject and this package put together is to help create a General Assembly that works for everyone,” Nicholson said. Greim warns that the change could be damaging to both parties. “Even if they achieve passage of this, they will rue the day they submitted this position,” Greim said.

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Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

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BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG • Zimbabwe’s incoming leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, widely known as the Crocodile, is seen as a smart, ruthless politician, and many question if he will be able to bring the change the country craves. “We are witnessing the beginning of a new, unfolding democracy,” Mnangagwa, 75, announced Wednesday upon his return to the country, two weeks after his firing by longtime mentor Robert Mugabe led to the president’s downfall. Despite the message of inclusion, Zimbabweans noted that Mnangagwa made his first public remarks outside ruling ZANU-PF party headquarters and, switching to the local Shona language, praised the party. They ask whether Mnangagwa will be adequately independent from ZANU-PF to revive the battered economy and restore democracy with the backing of the opposition and others. The ruling party has proven it protects its own. It assured Mugabe he would not be prosecuted if he stepped down, ZANU-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke told the Associated Press: “He is safe, his family is safe and his status as a hero of his country is assured.” On Thursday, the opposition MDC-T party said it had not been invited to Mnangagwa’s inauguration Friday morning at a 60,000seat stadium. That’s after the MDC joined the efforts to remove Mugabe, seconding the motion in Parliament to impeach him. Mnangagwa’s remarkable rise to power — from being sacked as vice president and fleeing the country to being named Zimbabwe’s next leader — was largely thanks to the military, which put Mugabe under house arrest, and to ruling-party lawmakers who introduced the impeachment proceedings. It is widely expected that Mnangagwa will continue to rely on them. “Can a crocodile change its scales?” asked Piers Pigou, southern Africa expert for the International Crisis Group. “Everybody is asking that question. Certainly his first speech was a lost opportunity. He did not speak about the need for an inclusive government. He has a long past with ZANU-PF and the military, and that past may stick to him like chewing gum on a shoe.” Pigou said more would be known when Mnangagwa announced his new government and policies. “It will be difficult for him to escape his history,” he said. “But the door

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA • In a tiny bathroom, Marilu Ramirez prepares for her segment in a recording studio by brushing her long black hair and covering her lashes in another coat of mascara, small luxuries in a life no longer being spent behind bars. Sentenced to 27 years in jail for her role in a car bombing at a military school, Ramirez was released as part of Colombia’s peace agreement with leftist rebels and is now the host of an online debate show. The live program is produced by Nueva Colombia Noticias, a new network started by former guerrillas with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that aims to ofer an alternative to what some see as a media landscape crowded with biased, traditional outlets. One year after the signing of the accord, the ex-combatants are living in a hotel paid for by the Colombian government, teaching themselves how to operate cameras and gearing up to launch a daily newscast. Their audience is still minuscule, but they hope to attract a large, loyal following by focusing on stories from the places they know best: remote parts of Colombia long neglected by state and establishment media networks alike. “We want to give a voice to those who have been living for decades in silence, but experiencing firsthand the state’s neglect,” Ramirez said after a recent taping of her debate show, “La Mesa Caliente” (The Hot Table).

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Zimbabwe’s soon-to-be president, Emmerson Mnangagwa (center) greets supporters gathered in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday.

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‘BURY ... DIFFERENCES’ Mnangagwa served for decades as Mugabe’s enforcer, and among Zimbabwe’s population, he is more feared than popular. He now urges the country to come together, to “bury our diferences and rebuild a new and prosperous Zimbabwe, a country that is tolerant to divergent views.” For weeks before the political turmoil erupted, Mnangagwa had been publicly demonized by Mugabe, 93, and his wife, Grace, who was seeking to succeed her husband in power. That gave Mnangagwa time to prepare his strategy. Within days of his firing, his supporters in the military put Mugabe and his wife under house arrest. When Mugabe refused to resign, a massive demonstration backed by the military brought tens of thousands of people into the streets of the capital, Harare. It was not a spontaneous uprising. Thousands of professionally produced posters praising Mnangagwa and the military had been printed ahead of time.

Mnangagwa became Mugabe’s assistant and bodyguard in the 1970s in newly independent Marxist Mozambique. In 1979, he accompanied Mugabe to the talks in London that led to the birth of Zimbabwe. When Zimbabwe achieved independence in 1980, Mnangagwa was appointed minister of security. He directed the merger of the Rhodesian army with Mugabe’s guerrilla forces and the forces of rival nationalist leader Joshua Nkomo. In 1983, Mugabe launched a brutal campaign against Nkomo’s supporters that became known as the Matabeleland massacres for the deaths of 10,000 to 20,000 Ndebele people in Zimbabwe’s southern provinces. Mnangagwa was widely blamed for planning the deadly campaign of the army’s North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade. Mnangagwa denies it. He also is reputed to have amassed a considerable fortune. He was named in a United Nations investigation into exploitation of mineral resources in Congo and has been active in making Harare a significant diamond trading center.

U.S. contribution called ‘disappointing’ as world pledges $2 billion to rebuild Caribbean BY JACQUELINE CHARLES Miami Herald

Nations around the world have pledged more than $2 billion, almost half in loans and debt relief, to help rebuild the Caribbean islands decimated by this year’s string of hurricanes. The pledges came from some familiar donors and some surprising new ones. They included The Netherlands’ $700 million pledge, the European Union’s $352 million, quake-recovering Mexico’s $27 million and $1 million in debt forgiveness from politically troubled Venezuela. The two biggest surprises, however, came from the United States and Haiti, members said. The U.S., long a leading donor and supporter of the region, pledged just $4.3 million, far less than Canada’s $78 million or China’s $30 million. Haiti, still recovering from its own 2010 earthquake and brushes with two hurricanes, ofered $250,000. “We are very touched by the con-

tribution made by Haiti,” said Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of hurricane-devastated Dominica. Skerrit acknowledged that the amount raised was far less than the $5 billion-plus the United Nations says is needed for the Caribbean to rebuild after the one-two punch of Irma and Maria within a two-week span in September. But he welcomed what he called “the first effort.” “I am very satisfied,” Skerrit said. He hopes that continued lobbying and engagement with donors will yield more contributions. According to the latest post-Irma assessment, Dominica’s hurricane damage is at $1.3 billion, which is about the amount donors pledged in grants. Hurricane Maria, which struck the island after Irma, decimated decades of development gains there and damaged 60 percent of its housing and infrastructure. During a visit by United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres to Dominica in October, Skerrit de-

clared his intention to transform the once lush green island into the “world’s first climate-resistant nation.” Reginald Dumas, a former United Nations adviser on Haiti and longtime observer of regional politics, said the question now was how the money would be used to safeguard the islands, most of which are lowlying, from the effects of climate change. “These islands are flat, and they can be inundated in short order,” Dumas said. Like Browne, he called the United States’ pledge “very disappointing.” “The $4.3 million from the United States is really ridiculous. Then again, it seems that the Trump administration doesn’t believe there is climate change,” Dumas said. “The rest of us have to become very serious because it’s not only our livelihood but our lives and those coming after us that are at stake, and we have to come up with fast solutions.”

‘LONG WAY TO GO’ The story of Nueva Colombia Noticias is in many ways a microcosm of both the successes and challenges of reintegrating former guerrillas into Colombian society. Reporting on the streets, the ex-combatants are coming face-to-face with a Colombian populace reluctant to embrace them after five decades of bloody conflict. Many Colombians are also wary of the network’s continued ties and unabashed support for the former guerrillas’ new political party. “They still have a long way to go in becoming independent and not appearing like propaganda,” said Fabiola Leon, the Colombia representative for international advocacy group Reporters Without Borders. The channel currently has 25 reporters in Colombia’s capital, nearly all of whom are former rebels living off monthly payments that the Colombian government agreed to pay as part of the peace accord. Those payments are equivalent to 90 percent of the nation’s current minimum wage, or about $225. The network also relies on journalists stationed at some of the 26 zones where former guerrillas are transitioning to civilian life. A recent United Nations report identified the reincorporation of the 8,000 rebels initially gathered at those transition zones as the peace accord’s most critical issue. Today, just 45 percent remain at the demobilization camps. But while some have settled in cities or left to live with family, there is mounting concern that others are joining dissident groups or engaging in other illegal activities. “This isn’t just about fulfilling promises,” said Jean Arnault, the U.N. representative for the Colombian peace process. “This is a matter of national interest.”

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Wolves’ return to Oregon brings conlict, opportunity BY GILLIAN FLACCUS associated Press

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were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them. Those “wolf meetings” in the 1840s, spawned by a common interest, eventually led to the formation of the Oregon territory, the precursor for statehood in 1859. Today, Oregon’s statehood is secure, but the future of its wolf population once more hangs in the balance. Wolves have returned after decades, and this time, humans are having a much more contentious discussion about what to do with them. It’s a political debate playing out against the backdrop of a rapidly growing wolf population, a jump in wolf poaching and demands from ranchers and hunters who say the predators are decimating herds and spooking big game. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote in January on whether to adopt a new wolf management plan that could eventually open the door for a wolf hunt for the first time since bounty hunting wiped out

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A wolf pack’s alpha male is reitted with a GPS collar in Wallowa County east of Joseph, Ore., in 2011. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote in January on a new wolf management plan.

wolves in the state 70 years ago. Idaho, which has a much larger population of the animals, allows wolf hunting. Conservationists worry the plan will erode recent progress, particularly given a rash of unsolved poaching cases and an uptick in state-sanctioned wolf killings in response to wolf attacks on livestock. They are adamantly opposed to wolf hunting and say the population is a long

way from supporting it. The species lost its endangered status under Oregon law two years ago — when the population hit 81 wolves — and is no longer federally protected in the eastern third of the state. Wolves, which were wiped out in the continental U.S. in all but a slice of Minnesota, also are rebounding in other Western states, prompting similar debates about human coexistence.

Oregon wildlife officials have killed or authorized the killing of 14 wolves since 2009, including 10 in the past two years, and 12 more have been poached, including eight since 2015, according to state wildlife oicials. “When we had zero wolves 10 years ago, and now when we have 112 wolves, that’s certainly a success story — but we’re not done,” said Rob Klavins, a wolf specialist with Oregon Wild, a conservation organization. “Can you imagine if there were only 81 known elk in the state of Oregon, or if there were 81 salmon? We wouldn’t think of delisting them.” In the mid-1990s, wolves were reintroduced to central Idaho, and in 1999, a lone wolf wandered into northeastern Oregon. It was trapped and returned to Idaho. Two more were found dead in Oregon in 2000. But the first definitive proof wolves had returned to the state came in 2007, when a wolf was found shot to death. The following year, a wolf nicknamed Sophie by conservationists gave birth to the first litter of pups born in Oregon in decades. Last year, state biologists counted 112 wolves in the northeastern and southwestern cor-

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ners of the state — and they believe that is an undercount. Ranchers who run cattle and sheep in northeastern Oregon also believe there are more wolves than officially documented — and say they are paying the price. Todd Nash, head of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, estimates he’s lost $50,000 in dead calves and in herds that are underweight from being too spooked to graze properly. The state requires ranchers to prove wolves have killed two animals or killed one and attempted to kill three others before it will consider killing a wolf to protect livestock. The ranchers also must show they have tried other deterrents, such as special fencing and flashing lights. The state killed four wolves this summer and authorized a rancher to kill one more, but Nash said it was almost impossible to prove most cases because the wolves eat the carcasses or drag them away. Killing a few wolves “does nothing but infuriate the conservation folks, and it doesn’t serve to placate the ranchers because they know it’s not going to do any good,” Nash said.

WORLD DIGEST Alleged killing scheme ringleader arrested Police in El Salvador have arrested the alleged ringleader of a “black widow” killing scheme that forced women into arranged marriages and made them collect insurance policies on their husbands. Suspect Esmeralda Flores Acosta allegedly hired the women to do housework. Gang members then allegedly ofered the women potential husbands as American citizens who could get them visas. The gang told the husbands the insurance was a requirement to get visas, then killed them to collect. Flores Acosta told reporters Thursday that she was innocent, saying that “a former employee and a policemen are trying to hurt me by linking me to homicides.” Police arrested three other women in the case earlier this year. If convicted of human traicking and conspiracy and fraud charges, they could face 20 years in prison.

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Shipwrights Jamie Kirschner (left) and Tucker Yaro clean out the hold of the Maylower II at the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut on Nov. 3. The ship is a replica of the vessel that brought Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620.

BY WILLIAM J. KOLE associated Press

PLYMOUTH, MASS . • If you’re a fan of the Mayflower II, here’s something that will float your boat. A year after craftspeople embarked on an ambitious efort to restore the rotting replica of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620, the work “is going really great,” project manager Whit Perry said. Britain built the vessel and sailed it to the U.S. as a gift of friendship in 1957. Usually it’s moored in Plymouth Harbor, where more than 25 million visitors have boarded it over the past six decades. But over the years, the elements, aquatic organisms and insects took their toll. It’s now in dry dock at the Henry B. duPont Preservation

Shipyard at Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport, getting a $7.5 million makeover in time for 2020 festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing. Perry, director of maritime preservation and operations at Plimoth Plantation, said he couldn’t be more pleased with the progress of the restoration efort. “We’ve had some major milestones since we began on Nov. 3, 2016,” he said. “We have more than 100 new frames and floor timbers inside in the hold. Now we’re actually going to start the planking process on the outside of the ship, which is very exciting.”

BEETLES AND DRY ROT Before the work began, the replica had water damage, dry rot and beetles chewing on the bot-

tom of the boat. But the wharf borer beetle has posed only a minor problem, Perry said. He said workers found evidence of Teredo worms, which are mollusks that can grow up to three feet long and eat through wood. But the damage was on what’s called a “worm shoe” — a thick piece of wood placed on the bottom of the keel. “The ship itself is OK,” Perry said. Twenty people work on the Mayflower II at any one time. The craftspeople work in small teams throughout the ship. “As we take things apart, we’re fixing anything with a question mark now, while we have the chance,” Perry said. Caring for the boat involves being proactive against damage the ship can sustain being out of water so long. The workers spray

the boat with salt water and antifungal agent, Perry said. “As we put the ship back together, we try to keep the humidity up with misters so it doesn’t dry out too much. We also have to leave a little play on the new planking beneath the waterline so it doesn’t buckle when the ship returns to the water and the wood starts to swell. It’s not an exact science.” Perry is confident that the Mayflower II will be shipshape in 2020 for the anniversary celebration. The ship will leave Mystic Seaport by the late spring or early summer of 2019, he said. “And I’ve got to say, sailing the Mayflower II back to Plymouth is going to be quite a spectacle. Seeing the ship back under sail is going to be a beautiful sight.”

shutdown under a proposal advancing through the Democraticled Legislature. A Senate committee recently advanced the bill, which would require state parks and beaches to stay open during government shutdowns. The measure already passed the Assembly without any opposition. The bill stems from a three-day government shutdown ahead of the July Fourth holiday. The shutdown is mostly remembered for photos of Christie lounging on the beach at the state-owned governor’s mansion on Island Beach State Park, which he had ordered closed to the public because of the budget impasse.

still dying from ingesting ishing weights and lures. The 2016 law prohibits the sale and use of lead tackle in the state as part of an efort to revive the state’s loon population. But Loon Preservation Committee senior biologist Harry Vogel says eight loons have died this year from lead poisoning, up from two last year. “The day this law was passed, we knew we would continue to see lead-poisoned loons,” Vogel said. “As long as Grandpa’s old tackle box is in the dusty corner of the garage, some people will just put lead tackle on the line and continue to ish. The hope is that it will become less and less common over time.” Several states, including New Hampshire, have struggled to grow their loon populations.

NATION DIGEST Navy ends search for three missing sailors The Navy says the search has ended for three sailors missing in the Philippine Sea since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed on Wednesday. The C-2A “Greyhound” transport aircraft was traveling to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan when it crashed. Eight people were rescued quickly and are in good condition, but Japanese and U.S. ships and aircraft had continued searching for the others. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said details of the three missing sailors were being withheld pending completion of notiication of next of kin procedures. The Navy is investigating the crash. Macy’s parade has balloons, bands, security • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured

balloons, bands, stars and heavy security in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots. With new faces and old favorites in the lineup, the Americana extravaganza made its way through 2½ miles of Manhattan on a cold morning. “The crowds are still the same, but there’s a lot more police here. That’s the age we live in,” Paul Seyforth said as he attended the parade he’d watched since the 1950s. Authorities said there was no conirmation of a credible threat to the parade, but they were taking no chances. Proposal would keep governor from closed beaches • Future New Jersey governors couldn’t be caught like Gov. Chris Christie enjoying the July Fourth holiday on a state beach while it was closed to the public during a government

Loons still dying from ingesting lead lures • More than year after New Hampshire passed one of the nation’s toughest bans on using lead ishing tackle, loons are

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German party willing to talk with Merkel • Germany’s biggest opposition party is ready to begin talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on a minority government, ofering her a way to restore political leadership. It’s the irst sign the Social Democratic Party is ready to help Merkel remain in oice after her talks on forming a coalition with three other parties fell apart. SPD head Martin Schulz, who faces party pressure to go further and disavow his refusal to join a Merkel government, met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Thursday for consultations. Two months after an inconclusive election that brought a far-right party into the parliament, the impasse has left Merkel stranded even though she won a mandate for a fourth term. Opposition wants direct negotations with Syria • Syria opposition representatives meeting in the Saudi Arabian capital called Thursday for direct and unconditional negotiations with the Syrian government over the more than 6-year civil war that would lead to the launch of a transition period. The opposition didn’t condition its participation in upcoming U.N-based negotiations on the departure of President Bashar Assad from oice, signaling a degree of lexibility. The issue has always been the sticking point in previous rounds of talks, deepening division among an already fragmented opposition. However, in the inal communique obtained by The Associated Press, opposition representatives said a peaceful and unbiased transition period will not be possible without Assad irst leaving oice. “We set our negotiation goals. We didn’t put down conditions,” said Ahmed Ramadan, an opposition member of the Syrian National Council. From news services


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Three American and three South Korean soldiers were recognized by senior military leaders Thursday for their roles in rescuing a North Korean defector who was shot multiple times while fleeing the country last week. Video footage of the defector’s daring escape — which shows him running across the border that divides the two countries while being pursued by North Korean soldiers — captured global attention when it was released Wednesday by the U.S. military command in South Korea.

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The man made it to the South Korean side of the border before he collapsed from his wounds and was dragged to safety by U.S. and South Korean personnel. “You were all in the range of North Korean fire,” Gen. Kim Byeong-joo, deputy commander of the U.S.-South Korea Combined Forces Command, told the troops during a ceremony at Camp Bonifas. “It was a precarious situation ... [and] a showcase of great leadership.” U.S. Army Commendation Medals were awarded to Sgt. 1st Class Noh Yeong Soo, Sgt. 1st Class Song Seoung Hyeon, Sgt. Robert Hartfield, Maj. Jeffery Schmidt, Lt. Col. Kwon Young Hwan and Lt. Col. Matthew Farmer, according to U.S. Forces Korea.

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‘Explosion’ heard near place where submarine went missing Fate of 44 crew members on Argentine vessel remains unknown

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An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country’s navy reported Thursday — an ominous development that prompted relatives of the 44 crew members to burst into tears, and some to say they had lost all hope of rescue. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said the search would continue until there was full certainty about the fate of the ARA San Juan. He said evidence showed “an anomalous event that was singular, short, violent and non-nuclear that was consistent with an explosion.” The U.S. Navy and an international nuclear test-ban monitoring organization said the “hydro-acoustic anomaly” was produced just hours after the navy lost contact with the submarine on Nov. 15. “According to this report, there was an explosion,” Balbi told reporters. “We don’t know what caused an explosion of these characteristics at this site on this date.” The sub was originally scheduled to arrive Monday at the Mar del Plata Navy Base, about 250 miles southeast of Buenos Aires. Relatives of the crew who have gathered at the base to receive psychological counseling broke into tears and hugged each other after they received the news. Some fell on their knees or clung to a fence crowded with blue-and-white Argentine flags, rosary beads and messages of support. Most declined to speak, while a few others lashed out in anger at the navy’s response. “They sent a piece of crap to sail,” said Itati Leguizamon, wife of submarine crew member German Suarez. “They inaugurated a submarine with a coat of paint and a flag in 2014, but without any equipment inside. The navy is to blame for its 15 years of abandonment.” The German-built diesel-electric TR-1700 class submarine was com-

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A woman cries in front of a fence enclosing the Mar de Plata Naval Base after Argentina’s navy announced that a sound detected during the search for the missing ARA San Juan submarine is consistent with that of an explosion. The search for the vessel continues.

missioned in 1985 and was most recently refitted in 2014. During the $12 million retrofitting, the vessel was cut in half and its engines and batteries were replaced. Experts say that refits can be diicult because they involve integrating systems produced by diferent manufacturers and even the smallest mistake during the cutting phase of the operation can put the safety of the ship and the crew at risk. The Argentine navy and outside experts have said that even if the ARA San Juan was intact, its crew might have only enough oxygen to be submerged seven to 10 days. Authorities said late Wednesday that Argentine navy ships as well a U.S. P-8 Poseidon aircraft and a Brazilian air force plane would return to the area to check out the abnormal sound, which originated about 30 miles north of the submarine’s last registered position. The search location straddles the edge of the continental shelf, with widely varying ocean depths, some as great as 10,000 feet. Experts say the submarine could not have supported pressures that far down. “If a submarine goes below its crush-depth, it would implode, it would just collapse,” said James H. Patton Jr., a retired Navy captain. “It would sound like a very, very big explosion to any listening device.”

Whatever it was, U.S. Navy Lt. Lily Hinz said the sound detected “was not a whale, and it is not a regularly occurring sound.” Claudio Rodriguez, brother of crew member Hernan Rodriguez, said his family suspected that “the explosion was so strong that they were not able to rise to the surface or shoot any flares. They didn’t have time for anything.” “As a family, we’re grateful to all the people who prayed for us and for the families of all the 44,” he said. The San Juan lost contact as it was traveling from the extreme southern port of Ushuaia. The submarine’s captain had reported a battery failure. More than a dozen airplanes and ships have been participating in the multinational search despite stormy weather that has caused waves of more than 20 feet. Search teams are combing an area of some 185,000 square miles — roughly the size of Spain. The U.S. government has sent two P-8 Poseidons, a naval research ship, a submarine rescue chamber and sonar-equipped underwater vehicles. U.S. Navy sailors from the San Diego-based Undersea Rescue Command were also helping with the search.

BANGKOK • Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement on Thursday covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Myanmar announced the agreement but provided no details on how many Rohingya refugees would be allowed to return home. Bangladesh said the repatriations were to begin within two months. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when the army began what it called “clearance operations” after an attack on police posts by a group of Rohingya insurgents. Refugees arriving in Bangladesh said their homes were set on fire by soldiers and Buddhist mobs, and some reported being shot at by security forces. The oice of Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the agreement “on the return of displaced persons from Rakhine state” was signed by Cabinet oicials in Naypyitaw, Myanmar’s capital. It said the pact followed a formula set in a 1992 repatriation agreement signed by the two nations after an earlier spasm of violence. Under that agreement, Rohingya were required to present residency documents, which few have, before being allowed to return to Myanmar. Rohingya at a refugee camp in Bangladesh expressed deep doubts about the agreement. “They burned our houses, they took our land and cows — will they give us these things back?” asked Abdul Hamid from Hoyakong. Sayed Alom, also from Hoyakong, said, “I’m not happy at all. First, I need to know if they are going to accept us with the Rohingya identity.” Rohingya Muslims have faced state-supported discrimination in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar for decades.

AFRICAN MIGRANTS Meanwhile, Rwanda is ofering to host some, perhaps thousands, of the African migrants whose reported abuse in Libya has led to international expressions of revulsion. Rwanda “cannot remain silent when human beings are being mistreated and auctioned of like cattle,” the government said, adding that the small East African nation “may not be able to welcome everyone, but our door is wide open.” The statement didn’t say how many migrants might be welcome, but the chairman of the African Union Commission said Rwanda had ofered to resettle up to 30,000 or transport those who wish to return to their home countries. “Rwanda is small, but we will find some space!” Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo tweeted Wednesday. Her country has been recovering for nearly a quarter-century from its own tragedy, the 1994 genocide that left about 800,000 people dead.

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remove Vandeven, who gets top marks ov. Eric Greitens has long from education officials and has received boasted that he’s not a career bipartisan praise from lawmakers. He politician, and Missourians clearly appears to be trying to install now can see for themselves someone blindly dedicated to a national how well that’s working out. A career Republican education agenda. politician would’ve been skilled in the In August, a board member comart of persuasion, compromise and plained that she was forced out after negotiation to win approval for his serefusing to knuckle under to pressure lection to head the Missouri Board of from a Greitens’ aide. Later, another Education. Instead, Greitens used an amateurish, heavy-handed tactic that backfired when his board appointee Gov. Eric Greitens declined to go along with the governor’s agenda of appointing a pro-charter schools chief. His embarrassing defeat is a win for Missourians who see value in maintaining an independent board free of partisan AP meddling. The eightmember education declined an appointment. Another board should not have voted in the first place on whether to fire Education Com- withdrew. Greitens paid $1,576 from his cammissioner Margie Vandeven, since some appointees had not received state Senate paign fund to arrange a visit by his favorite candidate to replace Vandeven. The approval. The board’s 4-4 vote failed candidate, Kenneth Zeff, is an Atlanta to achieve the majority required to fire school administrator and education her Tuesday, with Greitens’ appointee, Claudia Onate Greim, joining three non- consultant with a strong background in charter school management. Greitens’ appointees in opposition. Greitens made the last board swap Member Victor Lenz told reporters late Monday afternoon, revoking the that Greitens appointment of Tim Sumners of Joplin has not comafter Sumners said he wouldn’t vote to municated with them dur- remove Vandeven. Greitens installed ing the months Jennifer Edwards of Springfield minutes before Tuesday’s vote was taken behind he’s been closed doors. trying to stack Although Greitens lost this skirmish, the board with he indicated that the fight will continue, appointees to saying “bureaucrats” took $64.6 million do his bidding. that was added to the state’s K-12 educa“I wish tion budget and that the money should the governor “go into the classroom … to teachers.” would come State Education Wild accusations, withholding data talk to us about Commissioner Margie and engaging in behind-the-scenes what he wants Vandeven. machinations underscore Greitens’ lack done in educaof experience. If the governor wants to tion because then we could maybe work make a case against Vandeven, he should together,” Lenz said. “But to this point, be brave and do it in public before the we haven’t had any discussion from the Missourians who elected him. Better governor’s office whatsoever.” still, he should stop trying to politicize Greitens said the failed effort was a public education. win for “insiders and bureaucrats.” Greitens hasn’t explained why he wants to

yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS How to measure efectiveness of trickle-down economics? What is little discussed in this massive tax cut for corporations is exactly what they will do with this gift. We are to assume that they will immediately repatriate monies, close foreign factories, end their far-flung supply chains, invest the money in their companies and hire many more people. Being that most large companies operate in their own and the shareholders’ interest, I question how this will happen without efective measurement and oversight on the impact. What are the measurements of trickle-down economics? When do they measure? What is the motivation to spend more money rather than take the cash, increase shareholder equity and stock price without investment? What is our government doing to help make this fantasy happen? Richard Lincof • St. Louis

Hear what constituents have to say about tax bill Now 21st century U.S. citizens know what the 18th century American patriots felt like when they were taxed without representation. H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, was introduced on Nov. 2 and voted on Nov. 16. There has been no major tax reform in this country since 1986, and the House of Representatives only had two weeks to consider the final version of the bill and vote on it. There was no time for discussion with the public, and members

hey all knew better Voters ultimately must decide fate of harassment-prone politicians.

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he career-wrecking avalanche of sexual harassment cases continues unabated. Ever since The New York Times reported the multiple abuse allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, nearly three dozen prominent lawmakers, executives, news personalities and entertainers have been outed for lewd or abusive behavior. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., faces a Senate ethics investigation over accusations that he forcibly kissed sports announcer Leeann Tweeden during a December 2006 USO tour and posed for a photo jokingly reaching for her breasts as Tweeden slept. Another woman alleges he grabbed her buttocks while posing for a photo. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., is accused of sexually harassing a congressional staffer, then using his office funds — taxpayer money — to buy her silence. The Detroit Free Press called on Tuesday for Conyers, 88, to resign. CBS and PBS interviewer Charlie Rose has lost his job amid credible allegations of lewd behavior and harassment. New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush is suspended amid accusations he groped and kissed colleagues. Michael Oreskes, a news chief at National Public Radio, has left his job after apologizing for serial harassment. The list goes on an on. These are all educated, smart men who clearly understood the difference between right and wrong. Many, like Franken, have been promoters of social justice and leaders in the fight for equal workplace rights for women. They all knew better; they have

no excuse. Highly successful people in the entertainment and news businesses have been summarily booted onto the street, their careers ruined. In the political world, the punishment options aren’t quite so immediate or simple. It seems unfair to equate Franken’s unwanted kissing case to Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged predatory behavior targeting teens and an underage girl. Nor does Franken’s behavior compare to Donald Trump’s recorded statement, long before he became president, that he regarded it as a perk of power to grab women’s genitals. Trump has admitted to deliberately walking in on naked women as they were dressing for his beauty pageants. Voters knew that Trump, a Moore supporter, was a pig before they elected him. Franken, however, has portrayed himself as a happily married family man. In his 2017 book, “Giant of the Senate,” he writes that his daughter challenged him at their Thanksgiving dinner table in 2006 as he weighed whether to run for the Senate: “If you have something to tell us, tell us now.” Franken writes of himself and his wife, “We were clean.” Days later, he would betray them. The only bosses who can fire harassment-prone politicians are the ones who elected them. Voters ultimately must decide which, of all these sordid examples, constitutes a firing offense. All of these men have lost any claim to a moral high ground. But the competition for the gutter grows fiercer by the day.

of Congress feel that they can now go home to their families for Thanksgiving without the ordeal of having to explain their vote to their constituents. This tax bill impacts every American regardless of political party, but their constituents’ input was not requested nor permitted. H.R. 1 was rushed through so fast that it is possible that many of the representatives had no chance to review it or analyze it. It is the job of our representatives to represent their constituents, but they can’t do that if constituents aren’t given a chance to provide input. All congressional representatives (but particularly local ones in Southern Illinois, Mike Bost, John Shimkus and Rodney Davis) should use their Thanksgiving break to hold town halls face-to-face with their constituents to explain the bill to them and get their input. Even if the vote has already happened, there will be more negotiations reconciling with the Senate bill. We deserve to hear directly from our representatives about this legislation (not through social media) and have the chance to influence the final outcome. Barbara Scott • Edwardsville

Require corporations to bring jobs back to U.S. The claim for changing the tax rate is

that corporations will bring their production of products back to the United States from overseas and that these corporations will also hire more American workers. I would like to suggest the following guidelines for corporations to receive the 20 percent tax rate as opposed to the 35 percent tax rate: All corporations should have to prove that their products are now made in the United States with no other country’s involvement and produce proper and legitimate records that they have hired and continue to employ those who are hired to receive the change in the tax rate for that year. The wealthy are so greedy that they have no idea the challenges that are faced by people with little means. I never thought I would see the time come when someone would need three or four homes when so many have none. Carol Wilson • St. Peters

Trump challenges the media’s power to inluence people The American press has historically been able to shape many national policies. The presence of this influence caused the press to become accustomed to wielding unchallenged and immense power — unchallenged that is, until the commencement of the 2016 presidential election cycle. One man, in the person of Donald Trump, is single-handedly leading the charge to dramatically shift power from the American press to the American people. Succinctly stated, the issue we face today is not about Republican or Democrat politics. We are actually living in an era where the power of the American press is being diminished by the ballot box. The American media is losing its power because it denies one simple principle: truth will ultimately win out over deception and “fake news.” The American press, in its arrogance and willingness to blatantly distort the truth, is now quickly sliding into a state of social and political oblivion. As the media continue to atAP tack President Trump, be aware of the real issue. President Trump is being relentlessly attacked by the press not because of his policies, but because he champions a compound principle of American democracy: the principle that truth and power are immutably interrelated. As we are now witnessing, when an overwhelmingly large segment of the press consistently disregards the truth, the people will strip the press of its power. The American press is bent upon destroying President Trump because he represents a direct and tangible threat to its power. Chris Tabing • Coulterville, Ill.

Apologies of accused men are meaningless Tuesday’s news tells of yet another man who lost or was suspended from his job due to sexual harassment charges (“Newsman Charlie Rose latest to face harassment claims,” Nov. 21). He is sorry. They are all sorry. Does anyone else wonder if they are sorry for their actions, or sorry they were caught? These apologies are meaningless. Betty O’Dea • Frontenac

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THE RUSSIAN “PEACE” • If the Germans conclude a peace with the Bolshevik government, unratified by a Russian National Assembly, it can have

no purpose beyond that of further fomenting the internal strife of Russia and perpetuating Russia’s weakness as an enemy. The Germans are not deluding themselves with the idea that it would be a genuine peace. Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

‘Right to work’ designed to keep black workers poor To claim that labor unions continue to exclude minorities is ridiculous. BY LEW MOYE

“We must guard against being fooled by false slogans such as ‘right to work.’ ” — Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In his commentary “Unions ignore long history of excluding minorities from jobs” (Nov. 14), Rep. Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin, highlighted past discriminatory practices in organized labor’s history as reason for implementing our state’s currently pending “right to work” law, along with other anti-worker measures such as ending prevailing wage and minimum wage requirements. To claim that labor unions continue to exclude minorities and are detrimental to working people is ridiculous and erroneous in the face of the facts. The truth is, enacting “right to work” and other anti-worker laws would only hurt the minority communities Rep. Dogan seeks to protect by lowering wages, reducing benefits and limiting career opportunities. Rep. Dogan claims that “right to work” is the key to helping black workers and stimulating the economy. This is contradictory

to the racist history of such laws, which were originally conceived by a Texas lobbyist named Vance Muse. He hated unions, claiming “white women and white men will be forced into organizations with African apes … whom they will have to call ‘brother’ or lose their jobs.” From the beginning, “right to work” was designed to weaken unions and divide workers with a goal of keeping black workers poor and weakening their fight for equality and justice. Today, more black workers than ever are represented by a union. According to the Economic Policy Institute’s August 2017 report, roughly 10.6 million of the 16.3 million workers covered by a union contract are women and/or people of color, and 14.5 percent of black workers age 18 to 64 are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, compared with 12.5 percent of white workers and 10.1 percent of Hispanic workers. Even with this progress, we know there is much more that has to be done. This is why you will find the Coalition for Black Trade Unionists standing up for jobs and social justice, and fighting for all workers in the union halls and in

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Lew Moye (right), the president of the St. Louis chapter of the Coalition of Black Unionists, leads about 60 people in a protest outside of Walmart store in Ferguson in 2013.

the community. Workers formed unions to demand a fair share and make sure they had a voice. The world’s wealthiest individuals total only 8.6 percent of the global population but own 85.6 percent of global wealth. Without unions, we will continue to see global wealth rise for a precious few CEOs and special interests, while

workers’ wages drop. This is what happens when workers are denied a voice. St. Louis’ black community knows this all too well. That’s why an overwhelming majority of us voted against “right to work” back in 1978, and that’s why we’re working to make sure it fails again 2018. The CBTU joins me in calling

on Rep. Dogan to do more than attack unions and hurt our middle class. Denying workers a voice on the job is not the way to stimulate the economy, but putting money in the average working person’s pocket allows them to spend their money locally and revitalize businesses. I’ll close with the words of Rev. King, who understood the importance of unions, not only to the black community, but to our society as a whole: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone. Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped. Our weapon is our vote.” Lew Moye is president emeritus of the St. Louis Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.

Taking harassment seriously requires serious distinctions he severity of our intolerance should run on a spectrum. JONAH GOLDBERG Los Angeles Times

ASSOCIATED PRESS

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Because Sarah sez so, that’s why To the media, Sanders is the wall Trump promised to erect. KATHLEEN PARKER Washington Post

When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface their daily briefing questions with a statement of thankfulness, reporters obliged. Or, should we say, obeyed. For this, no doubt, Sanders was grateful. Yet again, she controlled the crowd, though this time by candycoating her usual condescension with faux fellowship. I’m thankful I wasn’t in the room. My first impulse when someone asks me to share is to not-share. This isn’t because I’m not a sharing person — you can have my cake and eat it, too — but because sharing, like charity, should be voluntary. For a press secretary to require professional journalists to essentially beg for their supper, surrendering their adversarial posture like a dog commanded to Drop The Bone, is an infantilizing tactic. The effect is to neutralize the opposition. Yes, I said opposition. The press, by definition, is oppositional. As Mr. Dooley, the turn-of-thecentury fictional bartender created by columnist Finley Peter Dunne is often paraphrased: “The newspaper’s job is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Yet, from the interplay between the media and the Trump administration, one would think reporters were supposed to be taking dictation. Seen and not heard. Sanders, whose persistently arched brows convey an air of constant disapproval, routinely brushes reporters’ questions aside. During any given press briefing, one is likely to hear

words to these effects: “I think he addressed that pretty thoroughly yesterday,” she’ll say. Or,“We don’t have any announcement on that.” Or my personal favorite, which came in response to a query about chief of staff and retired Gen. John Kelly’s controversial remarks about Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson, “If you want to get into a debate with a four-star Marine general, I think that’s something highly inappropriate.” One peers into Sanders’ fantasy movie, where the reporter, abashed, shrinks into the folds of his trench coat, muttering,“What an impudent, incompetent fool am I!” If Sanders isn’t evading, she’s scolding. Like a parent weary of her 3-year-old’s constant “why?,” her tone and expression telegraph: “Because I say so, case closed.” Sanders’ sudden shift from press secretary to minister’s daughter a few days before Thanksgiving coincides with her apparent image evolution of being more-carefully coiffed, couture-d and contoured with appropriately professional makeup. One can almost hear the hive of consultants discussing how to imperceptibly adapt this no-frills brainiac to the shallower requirements of a visual medium. If one were Sanders’ employer, meanwhile, one surely would be pleased. She’s everything a terrible person — or, say, an unpopular president — could hope for in a public relations artist. She says nothing; gives away nothing; looks fierce and dutifully repeats falsehoods as required. Her resistance to flinching or blinking is state of the art. Yet, even as Sanders declines to enlighten the press corps, she manages to inspire admiration for her toughness and effectiveness — from a certain perspective. To

Donald Trump’s base, she’s the a la mode on a slice of apple pie, the pompom and confetti at a freedom rally, or, perhaps, the elfin princess who can read and direct a person’s thoughts by hypnotizing them with her magic pearls. Her daily humiliation of the press, making them seem like churlish children, is a booster shot of “fake news” animus that also inoculates against viral truths. To the media, she is the wall Trump promised to erect and, increasingly, it seems, we are the swamp he seeks to drain. Out with the media, out with free speech, out with facts! For these purposes, Sanders is perfectly cast. Where there is the prolonged car alarm of “fake news,” there is bound to be a fake news officer. Such is not always the case. In fact, the most successful press secretaries were journalists first. Jay Carney, formerly of Time magazine, comes to mind, as does Tony Snow, previously of Fox News. Both men were well-known, respected and liked by their media peers before crossing over to the Dark Side. They also understood what reporters needed and tried to provide it. When they couldn’t, they were at least self-effacing and seemed sincere in regretting limitations imposed by the job. Most important, they fully understood and appreciated the sanctity of the First Amendment, without which all freedoms fail. To this testament, a note of personal gratitude. Today, not just on our national feast day, I’m thankful for the freedom to speak without (undue) fear of retribution. Let’s not let the turkeys whittle it away. Kathleen Parker kathleenparker@washpost.com Copyright The Washington Post

There’s a consensus aborning: There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and violence of any kind. Enthusiasm for the new dawn varies widely. Some think it’s a great feminist or moral awakening. Others see an era of witch hunts, prudery and weaponized politics in our future. Put me down for all of the above. As a conservative, this seems natural to me. Almost every good thing comes with a downside, and virtually every bad thing comes with an upside. We’ve seen cultural, political and religious awakenings before. The abolition movement also brought with it John Brown. Prohibition had some positive (though hotly debated) effects on public health, and the temperance movement helped pave the way for women’s suffrage. Anticommunism was a good thing in my book, but no one can honestly dispute that it had its unfortunate excesses. Whenever popular passion swamps politics, true-believing zealots and opportunistic demagogues will exploit that passion. The zealots will overreach. The demagogues will demagogue — using a good cause to destroy political enemies and defend unworthy allies. Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is credibly accused by nine women of preying on teenagers, one as young as 14. Harvey Weinstein is credibly accused by at least 50 women of a long list of offenses, including rape. Democratic Sen. Al Franken has been accused by two women of inappropriate advances or groping. These are just the recent lowlights. A host of prominent journalists as well as Hollywood actors, writers and producers have been accused of varying degrees of misconduct. We shouldn’t stand for any of it. And yet, the severity of our intolerance should run on a spectrum. Rape should put you in jail. Making a pass at a subordinate in the workplace should have consequences. Making one at a bar? It depends. Taking harassment seriously also requires making serious distinctions. The problem is that the logic of zero tolerance often renders every bad act as equally unacceptable. As much as I dislike Franken, making a gross pass at an adult woman is different from

molesting a 14-year-old girl. Groping a woman’s backside is not the same thing as raping a woman. And yet Franken’s name is routinely listed alongside Moore’s and Weinstein’s. Some of this leveling is simply journalistic laziness. But a lot of it is partisan demagoguery and opportunism. Partisanship also leads to what you might call anti-leveling: people who ignore wrongdoing on “their side” even as they attack their enemies. Some Republicans insist that Franken must resign but say that the people of Alabama should decide what to do about Moore. (Meanwhile, Sen. Bernie Sanders says the people of Minnesota should determine Franken’s fate.) When asked why people should judge the accusations against Moore and President Trump differently than accusations against Franken and others, the White House says Moore and Trump’s denials inoculate them from condemnation or any practical consequences. Denials should matter, and accusations absent additional evidence should invite skepticism. But the upshot here is that alleged miscreants should simply deny rather than admit wrongdoing and apologize. According to this logic, Bill Clinton deserved the benefit of every doubt until he was finally forced by the evidence to admit (some of) his misdeeds. Worse, implicit to the White House argument is that onthe-record testimony from victims doesn’t count as evidence, even when corroborated by testimony from confidantes. But the most dangerous and corrupting force in all of this is not the weaponization of bad behavior, but the weaponization of hypocrisy. The pastor Franklin Graham even argues that the real villains are Moore’s critics, who “are guilty of doing much worse than” what Moore has supposedly done. This obsession with hypocrisy leads to a repugnant immorality. In an effort to defend members of their team, partisans end up defending the underlying behavior itself. After all, you can only be a hypocrite if you violate some principle you preach. If you ditch the principle, you can dodge the hypocrisy charge. We’re seeing this happen in real time with some of Moore’s defenders, just as we saw it with Clinton’s in the 1990s. We’ll sort it all out eventually, but not before it gets even uglier. Jonah Goldberg goldbergcolumn@gmail.com Copyright Tribune Content Agency


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(nee Hickingbottom) November 21, 2017. Services: Vis. Sun., Nov. 26, 1-2:30pm, service to follow, Baue O'Fallon. Contact (636) 240-2242 or visit baue.com

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Lucille Naylor (Viefhaus) for 55 years: dearest father of John (Jodi), Joe (Yosuke), Michelle (Keith Franklin) and Mike (Lynn); proud grandfather of Courtney and Bitter, Virginia Dylan Naylor, Logan Franklin, Nicole (Nic Ryan), Stephen, on November 21, 2017. Services: Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m. Daniel, and Thomas Naylor; dear brother of Bill Naylor, Francine Saturday, November 25 at Seven Holy Founders - Affton. Meatte and Andre Naylor; and brother-in-law, uncle, godfather, Visitation at church 9 a.m. until Mass time. cousin and friend. Services: Visitation at SCHRADER Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Sunday, November 26 Coerver, Jane M. (nee Krobath) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother from 4-8 p.m. Mass on Monday, November 27 at 10 a.m. at Holy Infant Catholic Church, Ballwin with interment at St. Monica Church on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Richard J. Coerver; dearest mother of Catholic Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Fr. Richard V. Coerver and Kevin J. (Chrstine) Coerver; dear Maryknoll Missions or any other missionary organization. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at grandmother of Laura C. (David) Dooley and Lisa A. Coerver great grandmother of Connor L. and Amelia C. Dooley; dear sis- Schrader.com ter-in-law, aunt and dear friend of Donna Siebenmorgen and many others. Radick, LaVerne E. Services: Mrs. Coerver instate at St. John Catholic Church, (nee Wunsch), fortified with the 4614 Blue Springs Dr., Shady Valley, MO, 63052, on Saturday, Sa cra men t s of H ol y Mother Nov. 25th, 9:00am until time of mass at 10:30am.Interment: Church on Tuesday, November Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John 21, 2017 at the age of 94. Church or St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John Catholic Beloved wife of the late Steve J. Church (Shady Valley, MO) would be appreciated. R a d i c k ; b e l o v e d mo t h e r o f A service of JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS 314-352-2600 Marsha Radick, Sheila (Robert) Florian and Stephen (Linda) Radick; dear grandmother, great Collins, Carolyn S. grandmother, sister, aunt and 11/21/17 Services: Vis. Mon. Nov. 27, 4-8pm and Service friend to many. Tues., Nov. 28, 12pm, Baue Cave Springs, 3950 W. Clay St. Services: Mrs. Radick instate Baue Funeral Homes 636-940-1000 or visit Baue.com. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Kingshighw a y at Rhodes, Saturday, November 25, 9:00am until time of mass at 10:00am. Corsiglia, Wanda (nee: Pingel) of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, on Friday November Interment: SS Peter & Paul Cemetery. A service of JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS FUNERAL HOMES. 17, 2017, at the age of 76 Years. Beloved wife of the late Paul Corsiglia; cherished daughter of 314-352-2600 the late Robert and Zella Pingel; devoted mother of Lisa Estrada; dear sister of Jacqueline (Ronald) Eckhoff and Diane Rasmussen, Heather Irene (Adolph) Schremp; treasured aunt to many nieces and nephews. Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Wanda is also survived by her loving and faithful pets, Angel, Resurrection. Suddenly passed Pickles and Zellie. away on November 20, 2017 at Memorial contributions may be made in Wanda's honor to the age of 32. Hope 4 Paws Rescue, 3 Hollyridge Ct., Ballwin, MO, 63011 Beloved daughter of Kathleen Services: The family is being served by the Baue Funeral Rasmussen (nee Hoffmeister) and and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Terry Rasmussen; dear sister of MO. Memorial Service Monday, November 27, 2017 at Christopher (Bill) Rasmussen, 12pm. Visit Baue.com Erin (Jason) Crites, Matthew

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Lawmaker at center of potential ‘revenge porn’ case

A ‘FIERCE’ ADVOCATE Raisman embraces role as ighter and symbol of strength for victims of sexual abuse

Twitter account published photo he sent woman

ANDREW HARRER • Bloomberg

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, warned a woman with whom he carried on a three-year relationship that he would go to police if she exposed his behavior.

BY MIKE DEBONIS AND ELISE VIEBECK Washington Post ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gymnast and six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman has become a spokesperson for victims of sexual abuse. Raisman, 23, tells in her autobiography, “Fierce,” of her own abuse by a then-USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman says she hopes to bring change to her sport.

BY WILL GRAVES associated Press

The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell. It was jarring at first, Raisman said. When she pitched her autobiography, “Fierce,” to publishers last summer shortly after the 2016 Olympics, she intended to focus on her journey from tenacious prodigy to champion. And although all of that is in there, the part of her experience that has resonated the most since the book’s release earlier this month is the one she wasn’t sure she’d be able to share. It’s Chapter 22, titled “The Survivors.” In it, Raisman outlines how she was abused by then-national team doctor Larry Nassar, how he “groomed” her by presenting himself as a friendly ear and how she feels he was empowered to continue over the course of years by those in charge at USA Gymnastics.

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“I put in a ton of thought whether how I wanted to come forward about this,” Raisman told the Associated Press. “What I realized at the end of the day is that I want change and I want people to understand what exactly abuse is. It’s very complicated. It’s very confusing. I didn’t know that I was being abused because I was manipulated so horribly.” In the process, Raisman discovered that the abuse Nassar may have committed against other female athletes — including allegations from Olympic teammates McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas — was a very small part of a much larger problem that extends far beyond the actions of just one man. It’s why she took those painful memories and put them on paper, to share with the world that, as she says over and over again: “It’s not OK. It’s never OK.” Raisman’s new calling makes thinking about a return to competition in time for the 2020 Olympics seem trivial. “This is the focus,” Raisman said. A focus that has turned her into an unexpected symbol of

strength for others who share their experiences. Raisman, 23, has become an increasingly outspoken critic of USA Gymnastics, blaming the governing body for a lack of oversight on Nassar’s conduct. Nassar, 54, spent nearly 20 years as the team doctor for the U.S. women’s elite program, often working with athletes one on one. Raisman declined to get into specifics about the abuse she was subjected to, but her experience falls in line with what many others have claimed against Nassar: that he touched them inappropriately while describing it as proper treatment. Nassar pleaded guilty in Michigan on Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. He still faces additional criminal charges and has been named in more than 125 civil lawsuits filed by former athletes. Nassar’s downfall began after reporting by the Indianapolis Star in 2016 that highlighted chronic mishandling of abuse allegations against coaches and staf at some of USA Gymnastics’ more than 3,500 clubs

Franken’s rising political star being clouded by accusations BY ALAN FRAM AND KYLE POTTER associated Press

WASHINGTON POST

Roy Moore’s communications director, John Rogers, has resigned from the Alabama Senate candidate’s campaign, according to the Associated Press. Campaign strategist Brett Doster told CNN that Rogers wasn’t prepared to deal with the “level of scrutiny” from the media after The Washington Post’s extensive report on Nov. 9 detailing allegations that Moore pursued relationships with teenage girls, including a 14-year-old when he was 32. Since the publication of The Post’s report, other women have stepped forward to make similar accusations. Moore has denied the allegations. Campaign chairman Bill Armistead told the AP that the campaign appreciated Rogers’ “valuable contributions to our team.” He will be replaced by Hannah Ford, the deputy campaign manager. The Moore campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Earlier in the day, Doster said in an email message to The Post that “The Washington Post is a worthless piece of crap that has gone out of its way to railroad Roy Moore. There is no need for anyone at The Washington Post to ever reach out to the Roy Moore campaign again because we will not respond to anyone from the Post now or in the future. Happy Thanksgiving.”

across the country. USA Gymnastics has taken several steps in recent months. President and CEO Steve Penny resigned under pressure in March and was replaced by Kerry Perry, who takes over on Dec. 1. The organization hired Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport over the summer. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs and reporting. The federation also adopted more than 70 recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw an extensive independent review. Raisman would like to see more extensive change in leadership at USA Gymnastics. “I’m still, as you see, processing it,” she said. “I’m still at a loss for words. I’m having so many people come up to me, telling me they had similar experience, that they filed a complaint and it was ignored. “I will do everything I can to make sure those people are heard.”

WASHINGTON • “Many of you have jobs, many of you have families,” Sen. Al Franken told Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of a hotly contested governor’s election in Virginia. After an expectant pause, he leaned into the microphone and added, “Ignore them.” Franken was jokingly beseeching activists to get out the vote the following day, in what ended up as a surprisingly decisive victory for Democratic candidate Ralph Northam. But the moment, barely two weeks ago, also underscored how high the one-time “Saturday Night Live” comic had risen in his party’s firmament. After spending much of his nearly nine years as senator trying to shed his funnyman image and quietly digging into issues such as internet access and consumer protection, he was now a draw at political events and mentioned by some as a 2020 presidential possibility. Months of savaging some of President Donald Trump’s appointees had turned the Harvard-educated Franken into a weapon of choice for Democrats eager to attack the administration and energize party voters. Now, Franken’s rising trajectory has been interrupted by allegations he had physical contact with four women without their permission. He faces a Senate ethics investigation for improper conduct and hasn’t been seen publicly since the first claims of misbehavior last week. His future is suddenly unclear. “It’s always a great disappointment when leaders you

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has been accused by four women of having physical contact with them without their consent.

like and admire do bad stuff,” said Mike Lux, a liberal Democratic consultant. He said it was premature to say how the allegations would affect Franken’s career. But, Lux added, “If more incidents come to light, he’s got a real problem.” Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden said last week that Franken had put his tongue in her mouth during a 2006 USO tour, before he became a senator. She also posted a photo of him with his hands above her chest as she slept wearing a flak vest aboard a military plane. Franken, 66, has apologized. Another woman, Lindsay Menz, said Monday that he’d squeezed her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair. Franken, by then a senator, said he didn’t remember the picture but expressed remorse that Menz felt “disrespected.” In a story published Wednesday by the Huington Post, two more women alleged that Franken had touched their buttocks at campaign events in 2007 and 2008. Franken canceled a sold-out

appearance in Atlanta to promote his book, “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.” His aides have said he’s “spending time with his family and doing a lot of reflecting.” Franken came to the Senate after a months-long recount gave him a 312-vote victory in his 2008 election. He immediately distanced himself from his decades of professional comedy, which included off-color jokes about rape and disparaging women, and avoided national reporters. Instead, he focused on building a reputation as a studious senator, pushing legislation to crack down on Wall Street rating agencies he considered complicit in the 2007 economic collapse. As a signature issue, he adopted the push to protect “net neutrality,” a policy of President Barack Obama’s administration barring internet providers from blocking or hindering websites. The Trump administration’s Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it would dismantle the rule. Franken helped shape parts of Obama’s health care law and tackled farm and mental health issues. He easily secured a second six-year term in 2014, defeating a Republican businessman. In withering interrogations in the Senate, Franken has clashed with a parade of Trump Cabinet appointees. “He made those guys sweat,” former Senate Democratic aide Jim Manley said. “He’s got the ability to channel some of the populist rage against the administration.”

WASHINGTON • Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police if she exposed his behavior, according to a recording reviewed by The Washington Post. The woman spoke to The Post after the lewd photo was published Tuesday by an anonymous Twitter account. She shared a secretly recorded phone conversation she had with Barton in 2015 in which he warned her against using the explicit materials “in a way that would negatively afect my career.” The woman described encounters and contact spanning a five-year period that began online after she posted a message on Barton’s Facebook page in 2011, leading to the sexually explicit exchanges and ultimately a pair of physical sexual encounters in Washington and Texas. Over time, she said, she became aware of and corresponded with multiple other women who engaged in relationships with Barton, who represents a suburban Dallas district and is one of the most senior Republicans in the House. The woman, who is not married, spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect her privacy. In the 2015 phone call, Barton confronted the woman over her communications with the other women, including her decision to share explicit materials he had sent. In that context, he mentioned the Capitol Police, a comment the woman interpreted as an attempt to intimidate her. “I want your word that this ends,” he said, according to the recording, adding: “I will be completely straight with you. I am ready if I have to, I don’t want to, but I should take all this crap to the Capitol Hill Police and have them launch an investigation. And if I do that, that hurts me potentially big time.” “Why would you even say that to me?” the woman responded. “ ... The Capitol Hill police? And what would you tell them, sir?” Said Barton: “I would tell them that I had a three-year undercover relationship with you over the internet that was heavily sexual and that I had met you twice while married and had sex with you on two different occasions and that I exchanged inappropriate photographs and videos with you that I wouldn’t like to be seen made public, that you still apparently had all of those and were in position to use them in a way that would negatively affect my career. That’s the truth.” In a statement late Wednesday, Barton said a transcript of the recording provided by The Post may be “evidence” of a “potential crime against me.” He said that he received word Wednesday that the Capitol Police were opening an inquiry. Though there is no federal law prohibiting the disclosure of intimate photos of adults without consent, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday that the Twitter photo of Barton could violate a 2015 Texas law banning so-called “revenge porn,” which is the portrayal of another person’s intimate body parts and distributing the images without consent. The woman said she never had any intention to use the materials to retaliate against Barton.


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RENEWED Tigers look for surge in their inal game before bowl contest > Regular-season finale • Mizzou at Arkansas, 1:30 p.m. Friday, KMOV (4) > What to watch • Five storylines to look for Friday. B5

Tigers open invitational with a rout

Missouri and Arkansas will be playing Friday afternoon for possession of The Battle Line Rivalry trophy, which Mizzou has had since last season.

The Missouri-Arkansas football series meets a couple requirements for a bona fide rivalry: a clunky, corporate sponsored title, “The Battle Line Rivalry presented by Shelter Insurance,” and an oversized 180-pound trophy for the winning team to store away for 364 days. But compared to its peers around the Southeastern Conference, Missouri-Arkansas is just a toddler. Born five years ago out of conference realignment, the crossdivision series didn’t take its first steps until 2014 when the teams met for the first time as conference opponents. The games, though, have been rich with compelling storylines. In 2014, the Tigers rallied to beat the Razorbacks in Columbia to clinch their second straight SEC East division title. The game itself was hardly memorable, but the outcome was significant. In 2015, the matchup featured coach Gary Pinkel’s final game on the Mizzou See MU • Page B5

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Porter, Harris shine against Long Beach BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ORLANDO, FLA. • Mizzou came to Mickey’s home without Michael but didn’t disappoint in the first game of the Advocare Invitational. Tipping off for the first time since preMIZZOU 95 season AllAmerican LBSU 58 f r e s h m a n > Advocare tourney • M i c h a e l P o r te r J r. Semifinal, MU vs. St. John’s, 10 a.m. u n d e r we n t Friday, ESPNews b a c k s u r> Adjusting to the gery, the Tinews • Martin, Tigers gers stuffed move on without ThanksgivPorter. B3 ing foe Long Beach State 95-58 at HP Field House on the Disney World complex. With balanced scoring and relentless halfcourt defense, the Tigers (4-1) moved three games over .500 for the first time since the 2013-14 season. Playing two days after Porter went under the knife in Dallas, a procedure that MU expects to keep him sidelined for the rest of the season, the Tigers did just fine without the five-star prospect, especially with his two roommates playing the best

Hall voter reveals his 2017 ballot

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Blues defenseman Colton Parayko advances the puck in Tuesday’s win over Edmonton. BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With the calendar closing in on December, the Blues have played only three games against Central Division competition. In the entire National Hockey League, only Philadelphia and New Jersey have played fewer division games at two apiece. But for the Blues, that’s about to change in a big way this weekend at Scottrade Center. On Friday, it’s the Stanley Cup runner-up Nashville Predators. On Saturday say hello to the Minnesota Wild, you know, the team Mike Yeo once coached.

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Keenum lifts Minnesota over Detroit. B8

“You know what, it’s kind of exciting,” defenseman Robert Bortuzzo said of the return to divisional play. “I think that the temperament of the game rises. Points are going to be valuable all year in this division, so it’s going to be an exciting challenge. They’re playing some great hockey, so it’s definitely something we’re welcoming and looking forward to.” And of course, in last year’s run-up to Lord Stanley’s Cup, the Wild and the Predators were the Blues’ two postseason opponents. The Blues dispatched the Wild in five games See BLUES • Page B7

> 7 p.m. Friday vs. Predators, FSM > Notebook • Gunnarsson vows to stay positive. B7

Chargers keep Dallas reeling. B8

Integrity and Character. Those two words carry tremendous weight. They’re the traits you’d most want to associate with your sports heroes, your members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Integrity and character, however, are the most diicult qualities to truly judge when filling out the Hall of Fame ballot because in many ways we see only a small window into these players’ true character. I must confess that I’ve taken the easy route over the previous 11 years that I’ve voted for the Hall of Fame. Believing that it’s naive to know who did or didn’t take performance-enhancement drugs, I’ve decided to vote strictly on how the players compared to their contemporaries. Esteemed Hall of Famer Joe Morgan pleaded this Tuesday with veteran members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America to deny steroid cheats a place among the game’s See ORTIZ • Page B9

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Wednesday 11/29 vs. Ducks 8 p.m. FSM

Friday 12/1 vs. Kings 7 p.m. FSM

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Wednesday 12/6 vs. SIU Carbondale 7 p.m., FSM

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Friday 11/24 at Arkansas 1:30 p.m. KMOV (4)

Friday 11/24 vs. St. John’s (in Orlando), 10 a.m., ESPNews

Sunday 11/26 vs. TBA (Orlando) 11 a.m. or 8:30 p.m., TV TBA

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Saturday 11/25 vs. Northwestern 3 p.m. Fox Sports 1

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Tuesday 11/28 at Wake Forest 8 p.m. ESPNU

Friday 12/1 at Northwestern (Rosemont) 8 p.m., BTN

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ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 7 a.m. Formula One: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, practice, NBCSN BASKETBALL 10 a.m. AdvoCare Inv.: Missouri vs. St. John’s, ESPNEWS, KTRS (550 AM) 11 a.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, final: Villanova vs. Northern Iowa, ESPN2 12:30 p.m. Wooden Legacy: St. Mary’s vs. Washington State, ESPNews 1:30 p.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, third place: Tennessee vs. N. Carolina St., ESPN2 2 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Portland State vs. Butler, ESPNU 2:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: North Carolina vs. Arkansas, ESPN 3 p.m. College: North Texas at Georgia Tech, FSM 3:30 p.m. College: Eastern Michigan at Indiana, BTN 4 p.m. AdvoCare Inv.: Central Florida vs. West Virginia, ESPN2 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas Inv., final: Xavier vs. Arizona State, KTVI (2) 4:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Duke vs. Texas, ESPN 6 p.m. Wooden Legacy: Georgia/Cal State Fullerton winner vs. San Diego State/Sacramento State winner, ESPN2 6 p.m. College: Winthrop at Auburn, SEC Network 6 p.m. Emerald Coast Classic: New Mexico vs. TCU, CBSSN 6:30 p.m. NIT Season Tip-Of: Virginia vs. Rhode Island, ESPNU 6:30 p.m. College: Illinois vs. North Carolina Central, KFNS (590 AM) 7 p.m. College: Missouri State vs. Evangel, KZQZ (1430 AM), KYRO (1280 AM) 7 p.m. Las Vegas Inv., third place: George Washington vs. Kansas St., FS1 7 p.m. NBA: Raptors at Pacers, FSM Plus 7 p.m. NBA: Hornets at Cavaliers, NBA 8 p.m. College: Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Wisconsin, BTN 8 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Florida/Stanford, Ohio St./Gonzaga losers, ESPN2 8 p.m. College: Pepperdine at Texas A&M, SEC Network 8:30 p.m. Emerald Coast Classic: Maryland vs. St. Bonaventure, CBSSN 8:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Teams TBA, ESPNU 9 p.m. NIT Season Tip-Of: Vanderbilt vs. Seton Hall, ESPNews 9:30 p.m. NBA: Bulls at Warriors, NBA 10:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Florida/Stanford, Ohio St./Gonzaga winners, ESPN2 11 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Teams TBA, ESPN FOOTBALL • College 10:30 a.m. Western Michigan at Toledo, ESPNU 11 a.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, KDNL (30) 11 a.m. Navy at Houston, ESPN 11 a.m. Baylor at Texas Christian, FS1 11 a.m. Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, CBSSN 1:30 p.m. Missouri at Arkansas, KMOV (4), KTRS (550 AM) 2:30 p.m. South Florida at Central Florida, KDNL (30) 2:30 p.m. New Mexico at San Diego State, CBSSN 3 p.m. Iowa at Nebraska, FS1 7 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas, KTVI (2) 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia, ESPN 9:30 p.m. California at UCLA, FS1 GOLF 7 p.m. PGA: Australian Open, third round, GOLF 12 a.m. (Sat.) European PGA: UBS Hong Kong Open, third round, GOLF HOCKEY 12 p.m. Penguins at Bruins, KSDK (5) 4 p.m. Lightning at Capitals, NHL Network 5:30 p.m. College: Ohio State at Michigan, BTN 6:30 p.m. College: Minnesota at Notre Dame, NBCSN 7 p.m. Blues vs. Predators, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) RUGBY 11 p.m. World Cup: Tonga vs. England, FS2 SOCCER 1:20 p.m. Bundesliga: Hannover vs. Stuttgart, FS2 2 p.m. English Premier League: West Ham Utd. vs. Leicester City, NBCSN TENNIS 2 p.m. WTA: Hawaii Open: singles quarters, doubles semis, Tennis Ch. 10 p.m. WTA: Hawaii Open: singles quarters, doubles semis, Tennis Ch. VOLLEYBALL • Women’s college 4 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, ESPNU

DIGEST Bayern Munich soccer fans protest ticket prices Bayern Munich fans were unhappy with the price of tickets for their team’s match at Anderlecht, in Belgium, in soccer’s Champions League. Some held banners during Wednesday’s game saying, “Are your necks not full? Is your greed now finally satisfied?” A Bayern fan group issued a statement saying Anderlecht had made 85 percent of the tickets available to the German club’s fans priced at 100 euros ($118). “Even by the standards of the generally high-priced Champions League, this represents a new dimension for a first-round game,” said the statement, which thanked Bayern for supplementing the tickets so fans had could pay 70 euros ($82.50). Many Bayern fans avoided the trip altogether, while 91 percent of more than 2,500 fan club members said in a survey that ticket prices were “completely unacceptable.” Because of the banners, the Union of European Football Associations has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern. (AP) Davis leads in Australian golf event • Defending champion Jordan Spieth didn’t make much of a move up the leaderboard at the Australian Open on Friday (Thursday St. Louis time), shooting an even-par 71 in perfect scoring conditions at the event in Sydney. After an opening 70, he was at 1-under 141 and likely to be at least eight strokes out of the lead by the end of the second round. First-round leader Cameron Davis, who led by two strokes after an opening 63, had an afternoon start, as did Jason Day, who trailed Davis by three shots. (AP).

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Seattle’ Earl Thomas (right) intercepts a pass on Oct. 8 in front of a lot of empty seats in LA for a Rams game.

DAN CAESAR St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Rams are entering the home stretch of their second season since returning to Los Angeles after 21 years in St. Louis, and astonishingly their games that have been televised in the city they shunned are doing nearly as well in the ratings as they are in the mega-market they relished. This for a Rams team that seemingly should be conquering Los Angeles with a high-powered offense that helped the team surge to a 7-2 record before turning in a clunker last weekend in Minnesota. That contest was televised in St. Louis as well as LA and while Southern California came out on top, it wasn’t by much. Nielsen, which tracks viewership, says 8.2 percent of homes with a television set there tuned in while the figure here was 7.7. Four Rams contests have been shown in both markets this season. The first was carried on overthe-air television as well as on cable in LA, but only on cable’s NFL Network in St. Louis. Los Angeles drew a combined 10.1 rating, the cable-only STL figure was 3.5. But a more apples-to-apples comparison: For the three contests that have been shown overthe-air in both markets, the rating is 7.7 in Southern California, 7.4 in the Gateway City. That comes after a Thursday night game last year in mid-December, in which the Rams were walloped in Seattle, drew a better rating here (10.6) than there (10.2). That’s an astounding development in the ratings business. The Rams are averaging a 7.7 rating this year in Los Angeles. The worst St. Louis rating for a season they had while they were here was 16.2. It certainly is true that Los Angeles is much bigger market than St. Louis (it has about 4½ times as many homes with a TV), so the 7.7 rating the Rams have there translates into many homes tuned in than does the 19.7 figure the team pulled in St. Louis for its final season locally — despite animosity growing as it became more and more evident they were leaving. But ratings measure market share in order to present a more equitable comparison than raw numbers. Look at it this way: AnheuserBusch would be expected to sell a lot more beer in Los Angeles than St. Louis, as would McDonald’s with hamburgers. But each wants a big market share in St. Louis. What does all of this mean? The Los Angeles vs. St. Louis ratings are more an indicator of how little enthusiasm there is for the Rams in LA as opposed to an endorsement for the level of remaining interest in St. Louis — where there are many who watch in hopes of seeing them lose. Rams-Vikings on Sunday was a battle of division leaders but not only was it not the top-rated NFL game of the weekend in Los Angeles, it came in third (behind Cowboys-Eagles and Raiders-Patriots). The Rams’ game did begin early, 10 a.m. local time, but that still is a dismal rating for those who thought the team would take the city by storm if they had a winning, exciting product — something St. Louisans didn’t experience for the last decade they were in town.

LOCAL LINE In the bigger picture, the Rams have played 26 games since going back to Los Angeles. Only one — the first one — generated a better rating there than any single contest did in St. Louis during their final season here. They averaged

Rams will play on Sunday in showcase CBS telecast The Rams will be on St. Louis television this weekend for the second time in a row, and fourth overall this season, when they entertain the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in the feature game of the afternoon network television schedule. CBS sends it to 81 percent of the country, including St. Louis ailiate KMOV (Channel 4). The network’s top NFL broadcast team — Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analysis) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter) — are to call the contest, at 3:25 p.m. (St. Louis time). That game normally would be a Fox telecast, as it has rights to most Sunday afternoon contests when NFC clubs are on the road — as is the case here. But under the NFL’s current TV contract, games on occasion are moved to the “other” network to either balance a schedule that would be heavy for one network or to make an attractive game that otherwise would get limited distribution on one network available to a bigger audience on the other. The latter is the case here. Fox shows only one game in each market Sunday, none to more than 44 percent of the nation. (That’s the Bears-Eagles contest, which KTVI, Channel 2, airs in St. Louis.) CBS has a doubleheader and is showcasing the Rams (7-3) and Saints (8-2) in its late-afternoon slot. There could be another highexposure games for the Rams, who were scheduled for no Sunday or Monday night appearances this season based on their atrocious track record under Stan Kroenke’s ownership. But it is possible they could be moved into a prime-time slot. The NFL has a provision that allows more attractive games to replace lesser ones on Sunday nights, and the Rams (7-3) could get the call on Dec. 10, when they face Philadelphia (9-1) in what, at least as of now, could be a key contest in the battle for seeding for the NFC playofs. Currently scheduled game for that slot, on NBC, is Baltimore (5-5) at Pittsburgh (8-2). Meanwhile, the Thanksgiving weekend usually is a showcase for the NFL, but the national TV schedule this year has been loaded with turkeys. Of the five games being shown to the entire nation — three on Thursday, one on Sunday and Monday nights — only one is a pairing of teams with winning records. And that was the first of that bunch, Vikings-Lions. The Chargers played the Cowboys later Thursday in which neither team came in over .500, and GiantsRedskins put the prime-time Thanksgiving spotlight on clubs with a combined record for 6-14. Then on Sunday the primetime game is Green Bay (5-5) at Pittsburgh (8-2) and Monday it’s Houston (4-6) at Baltimore (5-5).

NFL ON TV NFL games to be shown in St. Louis: SUNDAY Noon • Chicago at Philadelphia, KTVI (2) Noon • Bufalo at Kansas City, KMOV (4) 3:25 • New Orleans at LA Rams, KMOV (4) 7:30 • Green Bay at Pittsburgh, KSDK (5) MONDAY 7:30 • Houston at Baltimore, ESPN Dan Caesar

a 9.0 rating last year in Southern California and are even worse this year, at the aforementioned 7.7 figure. In contrast, that worst-rated season in St. Louis (16.2) came in 2009, when they were 1-15 to

complete a three-year run at 6-42. Officials of Fox Sports, which televises the majority of the Rams games, declined to comment on these ratings developments or how it has afected their business. But KTVI (Channel 2) general manager Spencer Koch, whose station carried the bulk of the Rams’ games when they were here and most of those that have aired locally since they have left, said he doesn’t think Los Angeles ever will rival the ratings the team generated while it was in St. Louis. “We’re a football town, they’re a football town — but not as strong as we are,” he said. The Kansas City Chiefs have made a lukewarm move to try to become St. Louis’ NFL team, with KMOX (1120 AM) carrying most of their radio broadcasts. And five of their Sunday afternoon games have been televised in St. Louis, with decent — but not great — ratings results (a 9.6 figure). They went head-to-head with the Rams on Sunday and lost in the ratings, 7.7-6.4. The Rams were on KTVI, the Chiefs on KMOV (Channel 4). “I did have a feeling that we’d get ’em, and we did — (although) not by much,” Koch said. “I still think there is a group of people who will watch the Rams every time.” He said he is continuing his philosophy of taking the best game Fox has available instead of dwelling on the Rams, even though they have been surprisingly good. “I’m always interested in having two 7-2 teams play each other,” he said, as was the case Sunday when the Rams met the Vikings.

DOUBLE TROUBLE? Los Angeles, which was without an NFL team for more than two decades until the Rams returned, now has two entries as the Chargers moved north from San Diego this season. But the combined television rating for both teams in the LA market is falling far short of what the Rams did by themselves in St. Louis in 2015, their final season in the Gateway City. Nielsen reports that 6.8 percent of homes with a TV in the LA market have tuned in to the Chargers’ first 10 games (the rating for Thursday’s contest, was not yet available). Adding the 7.7 number the Rams are drawing there to what the Chargers are drawing gives a combined rating of 14.5 — which falls more than 20 percent short of what the 19.7 figure Rams did in their final year in St. Louis. And that was their 12th consecutive non-winning season here. The best rating either LA team has drawn there this season is an 11.8 figure, for the Chargers’ opener. The top Rams figure is 10.1, for a Thursday night game. The best rating the Rams have drawn in LA in the last two seasons is 16.1 — for their first regular-season contest since returning, which drew much fanfare. By comparison, the worst figure the Rams generated in their final season in St. Louis was 16.0. And the lowest rating the Rams had for any game in their 21 seasons in St. Louis was 10.9. That came in 2013, when they were playing at the same time the Cardinals were in a World Series contest. As previously mentioned, they have played 26 games since returning to Los Angeles — and last 24 have failed to reach a 10.9 rating there. The Chargers have beaten that “milestone” only once this year, for their opener. The bottom line: Although more homes are tuning in to Rams telecasts in Los Angeles than did so in St. Louis when the team was here, a much larger percentage of St. Louis homes watched them then compared to LA now. Dan Caesar • 314-340-8175 @caesardan on Twitter dcaesar@post-dispatch.com


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Saturday 11/25 vs. Wild 7 p.m. FSM

Wednesday 11/29 vs. Ducks 8 p.m. FSM

Friday 12/1 vs. Kings 7 p.m. FSM

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Saturday 12/2 at Butler 1 p.m. Fox Sports 1

Wednesday 12/6 vs. SIU Carbondale 7 p.m., FSM

Saturday 12/9 vs. Houston 7 p.m. TV TBA

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Friday 11/24 at Arkansas 1:30 p.m. KMOV (4)

Friday 11/24 vs. St. John’s (in Orlando), 10 a.m., ESPNews

Sunday 11/26 vs. TBA (Orlando) 11 a.m. or 8:30 p.m., TV TBA

Thursday 11/30 at Central Florida 8 p.m. ESPN2

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Saturday 11/25 vs. Northwestern 3 p.m. Fox Sports 1

Friday 11/24 vs. North Carolina Central 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 11/28 at Wake Forest 8 p.m. ESPNU

Friday 12/1 at Northwestern (Rosemont) 8 p.m., BTN

OTHER EVENTS MAJOR ARENA SOCCER • St. Louis Ambush home games Fri. 12/8: vs. Milwaukee, 7:35 p.m. Sun. 12/17: vs. Cedar Rapids, 3:05 p.m. FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 7 a.m. Formula One: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, practice, NBCSN BASKETBALL 10 a.m. AdvoCare Inv.: Missouri vs. St. John’s, ESPNews, KTRS (550 AM) 11 a.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, final: Villanova vs. Northern Iowa, ESPN2 12:30 p.m. Wooden Legacy: St. Mary’s vs. Washington State, ESPNews 1:30 p.m. Battle 4 Atlantis, third place: Tennessee vs. N. Carolina St., ESPN2 2 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Portland State vs. Butler, ESPNU 2:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: North Carolina vs. Arkansas, ESPN 3 p.m. College: North Texas at Georgia Tech, FSM 3:30 p.m. College: Eastern Michigan at Indiana, BTN 4 p.m. AdvoCare Inv.: Central Florida vs. West Virginia, ESPN2 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas Inv., final: Xavier vs. Arizona State, KTVI (2) 4:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Duke vs. Texas, ESPN 6 p.m. Wooden Legacy: Georgia vs. San Diego State/Sacramento State winner, ESPN2 6 p.m. College: Winthrop at Auburn, SEC Network 6 p.m. Emerald Coast Classic: New Mexico vs. TCU, CBSSN 6:30 p.m. NIT Season Tip-Of: Virginia vs. Rhode Island, ESPNU 6:30 p.m. College: Illinois vs. North Carolina Central, KFNS (590 AM) 7 p.m. College: Missouri State vs. Evangel, KZQZ (1430 AM), KYRO (1280 AM) 7 p.m. Las Vegas Inv., third place: George Washington vs. Kansas St., FS1 7 p.m. NBA: Raptors at Pacers, FSM Plus 7 p.m. NBA: Hornets at Cavaliers, NBA 8 p.m. College: Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Wisconsin, BTN 8 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Stanford vs. Ohio St./Gonzaga loser, ESPN2 8 p.m. College: Pepperdine at Texas A&M, SEC Network 8:30 p.m. Emerald Coast Classic: Maryland vs. St. Bonaventure, CBSSN 8:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Teams TBA, ESPNU 9 p.m. NIT Season Tip-Of: Vanderbilt vs. Seton Hall, ESPNews 9:30 p.m. NBA: Bulls at Warriors, NBA 10:30 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Florida vs. Ohio St./Gonzaga winner, ESPN2 11 p.m. Phil Knight Inv.: Teams TBA, ESPN FOOTBALL • College 10:30 a.m. Western Michigan at Toledo, ESPNU 11 a.m. Miami at Pittsburgh, KDNL (30) 11 a.m. Navy at Houston, ESPN 11 a.m. Baylor at Texas Christian, FS1 11 a.m. Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, CBSSN 1:30 p.m. Missouri at Arkansas, KMOV (4), KTRS (550 AM) 2:30 p.m. South Florida at Central Florida, KDNL (30) 2:30 p.m. New Mexico at San Diego State, CBSSN 3 p.m. Iowa at Nebraska, FS1 7 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas, KTVI (2) 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia, ESPN 9:30 p.m. California at UCLA, FS1 GOLF 7 p.m. PGA: Australian Open, third round, GOLF 12 a.m. (Sat.) European PGA: UBS Hong Kong Open, third round, GOLF HOCKEY 12 p.m. Penguins at Bruins, KSDK (5) 4 p.m. Lightning at Capitals, NHL Network 5:30 p.m. College: Ohio State at Michigan, BTN 6:30 p.m. College: Minnesota at Notre Dame, NBCSN 7 p.m. Blues vs. Predators, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) RUGBY 11 p.m. World Cup: Tonga vs. England, FS2 SOCCER 1:20 p.m. Bundesliga: Hannover vs. Stuttgart, FS2 2 p.m. English Premier League: West Ham Utd. vs. Leicester City, NBCSN TENNIS 2 p.m. WTA: Hawaii Open: singles quarters, doubles semis, Tennis Ch. 10 p.m. WTA: Hawaii Open: singles quarters, doubles semis, Tennis Ch. VOLLEYBALL • Women’s college 4 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, ESPNU

DIGEST Bayern Munich soccer fans protest ticket prices Bayern Munich fans were unhappy with the price of tickets for their team’s match at Anderlecht, in Belgium, in soccer’s Champions League. Some held banners during Wednesday’s game saying, “Are your necks not full? Is your greed now finally satisfied?” A Bayern fan group issued a statement saying Anderlecht had made 85 percent of the tickets available to the German club’s fans priced at 100 euros ($118). “Even by the standards of the generally high-priced Champions League, this represents a new dimension for a first-round game,” said the statement, which thanked Bayern for supplementing the tickets so fans had could pay 70 euros ($82.50). Many Bayern fans avoided the trip altogether, while 91 percent of more than 2,500 fan club members said in a survey that ticket prices were “completely unacceptable.” Because of the banners, the Union of European Football Associations has opened disciplinary proceedings against Bayern. (AP) Davis leads in Australian golf event • Defending champion Jordan Spieth didn’t make much of a move up the leaderboard at the Australian Open on Friday (Thursday St. Louis time), shooting an even-par 71 in perfect scoring conditions at the event in Sydney. After an opening 70, he was at 1-under 141 and will be at least eight strokes out of the lead by the end of the second round because Lucak Herbert finished his afternoon round with a 66 and was nine under for the tourney. Other golfers still were on the course at press time, including first-round leader Cameron Davis. (AP)

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Seattle’ Earl Thomas (right) intercepts a pass on Oct. 8 in front of a lot of empty seats in LA for a Rams game.

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The Rams are entering the home stretch of their second season since returning to Los Angeles after 21 years in St. Louis, and astonishingly their games that have been televised in the city they shunned are doing nearly as well in the ratings as they are in the mega-market they relished. This for a Rams team that seemingly should be conquering Los Angeles with a high-powered offense that helped the team surge to a 7-2 record before turning in a clunker last weekend in Minnesota. That contest was televised in St. Louis as well as LA and while Southern California came out on top, it wasn’t by much. Nielsen, which tracks viewership, says 8.2 percent of homes with a television set there tuned in while the figure here was 7.7. Four Rams contests have been shown in both markets this season. The first was carried on overthe-air television as well as on cable in LA, but only on cable’s NFL Network in St. Louis. Los Angeles drew a combined 10.1 rating, the cable-only STL figure was 3.5. But a more apples-to-apples comparison: For the three contests that have been shown overthe-air in both markets, the rating is 7.7 in Southern California, 7.4 in the Gateway City. That comes after a Thursday night game last year in mid-December, in which the Rams were walloped in Seattle, drew a better rating here (10.6) than there (10.2). That’s an astounding development in the ratings business. The Rams are averaging a 7.7 rating this year in Los Angeles for their 10 contests. The worst St. Louis rating for a season they had while they were here was 16.2. It certainly is true that Los Angeles is much bigger market than St. Louis (it has about 4½ times as many homes with a TV), so the 7.7 rating the Rams have there translates into many homes tuned in than does the 19.7 figure the team pulled in St. Louis for its final season locally — despite animosity growing as it became more and more evident they were leaving. But ratings measure market share in order to present a more equitable comparison than raw numbers. Look at it this way: AnheuserBusch would be expected to sell a lot more beer in Los Angeles than St. Louis, as would McDonald’s with hamburgers. But each wants a big market share in St. Louis. What does all of this mean? The Los Angeles vs. St. Louis ratings are more an indicator of how little enthusiasm there is for the Rams in LA as opposed to an endorsement for the level of remaining interest in St. Louis — where there are many who watch in hopes of seeing them lose. Rams-Vikings on Sunday was a battle of division leaders and the Rams’ biggest game since returning to California. But not only was it not the top-rated NFL game of the weekend in Los Angeles, it came in third (behind CowboysEagles and Raiders-Patriots). The Rams’ game did begin early, 10 a.m. local time, but that still is a dismal rating for those who thought the team would take the city by storm if they had a winning, exciting product — something St. Louisans didn’t experience for the last decade they were in town.

LOCAL LINE In the bigger picture, the Rams have played 26 games since going back to Los Angeles. Only one — the first one — generated a better rating there than any single contest did in St. Louis during their

Rams will play on Sunday in showcase CBS telecast The Rams will be on St. Louis television this weekend for the second time in a row, and fourth overall this season, when they entertain the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in the feature game of the afternoon network television schedule. CBS sends it to 81 percent of the country, including St. Louis ailiate KMOV (Channel 4). The network’s top NFL broadcast team — Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analysis) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter) — are to call the contest, at 3:25 p.m. (St. Louis time). That game normally would be a Fox telecast, as it has rights to most Sunday afternoon contests when NFC clubs are on the road — as is the case here. But under the NFL’s current TV contract, games on occasion are moved to the “other” network to either balance a schedule that would be heavy for one network or to make an attractive game that otherwise would get limited distribution on one network available to a bigger audience on the other. The latter is the case here. Fox shows only one game in each market Sunday, none to more than 44 percent of the nation. (That’s the Bears-Eagles contest, which KTVI, Channel 2, airs in St. Louis.) CBS has a doubleheader and is showcasing the Rams (7-3) and Saints (8-2) in its late-afternoon slot. There could be another highexposure games for the Rams, who were scheduled for no Sunday or Monday night appearances this year based on their atrocious track record under Stan Kroenke’s ownership. But it is possible they could be moved into a prime-time slot. The NFL has a provision that allows more attractive games to replace lesser ones on Sunday nights, and the Rams (7-3) could get the call on Dec. 10, when they face Philadelphia (9-1) in what, at least as of now, could be a key contest in the battle for seeding for the NFC playofs. Currently scheduled game for that slot, on NBC, is Baltimore (5-5) at Pittsburgh (8-2). Meanwhile, the Thanksgiving weekend usually is a showcase for the NFL, but the national TV schedule this year has been loaded with turkeys. Of the five games being shown to the entire nation — three on Thursday, one on Sunday and Monday nights — only one is a pairing of teams with winning records. And that was the first of that bunch, Vikings-Lions, which turned out to be decent. The Chargers played the Cowboys later Thursday in which neither team came in over .500, and Giants-Redskins put the prime-time Thanksgiving spotlight on clubs with a combined record for 6-14. Those two lived down to expectations — they were lousy games. Then on Sunday the primetime game is Green Bay (5-5) at Pittsburgh (8-2) and Monday it’s Houston (4-6) at Baltimore (5-5).

NFL ON TV NFL games to be shown in St. Louis: SUNDAY Noon • Chicago at Philadelphia, KTVI (2) Noon • Bufalo at Kansas City, KMOV (4) 3:25 • New Orleans at LA Rams, KMOV (4) 7:30 • Green Bay at Pittsburgh, KSDK (5) MONDAY 7:30 • Houston at Baltimore, ESPN

final season here. They averaged a 9.0 rating last year in Southern California and are even worse this year, at the aforementioned 7.7 figure. In contrast, that worst-rated season in St. Louis (16.2) came

in 2009, when they were 1-15 to complete a three-year run at 6-42. Officials of Fox Sports, which televises the majority of the Rams games, would not comment on these ratings developments or how it has afected their business. But KTVI (Channel 2) general manager Spencer Koch, whose station carried the bulk of the Rams’ games when they were here and most of those that have aired locally since they have left, said he doesn’t think Los Angeles ever will rival the ratings the team generated while it was in St. Louis. “We’re a football town, they’re a football town — but not as strong as we are,” he said. The Kansas City Chiefs have made a lukewarm move to try to become St. Louis’ NFL team, with KMOX (1120 AM) carrying most of their radio broadcasts. And five of their Sunday afternoon games have been televised in St. Louis, with decent — but not great — ratings results (a 9.6 figure). They went head-to-head with the Rams on Sunday and lost in the ratings, 7.7-6.4. The Rams were on KTVI, the Chiefs on KMOV (Channel 4). “I did have a feeling that we’d get ’em, and we did — (although) not by much,” Koch said. “I still think there is a group of people who will watch the Rams every time.” But he said he is continuing his philosophy of taking the best game Fox has available instead of dwelling on the Rams, even though they have been surprisingly good. “I’m always interested in having two 7-2 teams play each other,” he said, as was the case when the Rams met the Vikings.

DOUBLE TROUBLE? Los Angeles, which was without an NFL team for more than two decades until the Rams returned, now has two entries as the Chargers moved north from San Diego this season. But the combined television rating for both teams in the LA market is falling far short of what the Rams did by themselves in St. Louis in 2015, their final season in the Gateway City. Nielsen reports that 6.8 percent of homes with a TV in the LA market have tuned in to the Chargers’ first 10 games (the rating for Thursday’s contest was not yet available). Adding the 7.7 number the Rams are drawing there to what the Chargers are drawing gives a combined rating of 14.5 — which falls more than 20 percent short of what the 19.7 figure Rams did in their final year in St. Louis. And that was their 12th consecutive non-winning season here. The best rating either LA team has drawn there this season is an 11.8 figure, for the Chargers’ opener. The top Rams figure is 10.1, for a Thursday night game. The best rating the Rams have drawn in LA in the last two seasons is 16.1 — for their first regular-season contest since returning, which drew much fanfare. By comparison, the worst figure the Rams generated in their final season in St. Louis was 16.0. And the lowest rating the Rams had for any game in their St. Louis stay was 10.9. That came in 2013, when they were playing at the same time the Cardinals were in a World Series contest. As previously mentioned, they have played 26 games since returning to Los Angeles — and last 24 have failed to reach a 10.9 rating there. The Chargers have beaten that “milestone” only once this year, for their opener. The bottom line: Although more homes are tuning in to Rams telecasts in Los Angeles than did so in St. Louis when the team was here, a much larger percentage of St. Louis homes watched them then compared to LA now. Dan Caesar • 314-340-8175 @caesardan on Twitter dcaesar@post-dispatch.com


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Martin, Tigers move on without Porter BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ORLANDO, FLA. • By the time Missouri’s

basketball players stepped on the floor Thursday against Long Beach State they had two days to digest the news that Michael Porter Jr. won’t be playing with them any time soon — and likely for the rest of the season. For the Tigers, though, the show goes on. Porter’s decision to undergo lower back surgery brought some sense of closure to what had been the dominant storyline surrounding the program for 11 days. For Martin, whose team opened play in the Advocare Invitational with Thursday’s 95-68 win, life without Porter becomes a game of sudden adjustments. For months leading up to the season, his coaching staf had installed an ofense centered around the 6-10 forward. “You move on because it is what it is,” Martin said Thursday in his first public comments since Porter underwent surgery Tuesday in Dallas. “Now as a staff

there are certain packages we have if Mike’s on the floor and now we make adjustments and put guys in position to do other things. That’s fine. But that’s why we try to hang our hat on defending, rebounding and playing hard so if the offense isn’t where it needs to be every night we can rely on these things defensively.” Speaking for their teammates Thursday, guards Jordan Geist and Blake Harris sounded sorry to lose a teammate but upbeat about the team’s future without him. “We wanted him, but prayers to him. Everything’s going to be great,” Geist said after scoring a game-high 16 points. “Everything’s going to work its course. God’s got him in his hands.” Harris, Porter’s roommate, said he knew Porter’s surgery plans before they became public Tuesday. “It was super sad. He told me before it was out, so I knew for a while,” said Harris, after an 11-point, nine-assist game. “He texted me after the game, so I just told him I’m playing for him. He told me to keep playing like this.” On Tuesday, Dallas surgeon Andrew

MISSOURI (4-1) vs. ST. JOHN’S (5-0) When • 10 a.m. Where • HP Field House, Orlando, Fla. Series • St. John’s leads 1-0; Last meeting: St. John’s 82, Missouri 81, March 18, 1972 TV, radio • ESPNEWS, KTRS (550 AM) About Mizzou • The Tigers have won two straight games and pummeled Long Beach State 95-58 in Thursday’s first-round game, behind five players in double-figure scoring — led by Jordan Geist’s 16 points of the bench. … Freshman forward Jontay Porter continues to produce, scoring a season-high 15 points with four blocks on Thursday. … In his first start, freshman guard Blake Harris set season-best totals with 11 points and nine assists. … MU’s 22 assists were the team’s most since a win over Villanova on Dec. 6, 2011. About St. John’s • The Red Storm opened tournament play with an 82-77 comeback win over Oregon State. St. John’s trailed by as many as 10 points but scored 19 points of 21 Beavers turnovers. … Shamorie Ponds, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard, led the Red Storm with 26 points and added a team-high six assists. Marcus LoVett, a 6-foot sophomore guard, added 18 points. … In his third season coaching his alma mater former NBA star Chris Mullin is 27-43 overall. Among his assistant coaches is fellow Pro Basketball Hall of Famer and former Golden State Warriors teammate Mitch Richmond. Dave Matter

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Dossett performed a microdiscectomy of Porter’s L3-L4 spinal discs, which is a common procedure for a herniated disc. For Martin, with the Porter question answered, the focus shifted to his healthy players. Without a high-volume scorer in the lineup, Thursday’s balanced output might become the new normal as seven Tigers scored between eight and 16 points. “If Mike was here it’d be a little diferent,” Martin said. “Our ofense isn’t necessarily built for a guy to get 25-30 shots. We play in space, share the ball, hit the open man. That’s how we try to play. It could be a diferent guy every night.”

FOUL MOOD The Tigers were in control throughout Thursday’s game but pulled away for good early in the second when a couple technical fouls put Kassius Robertson on the free throw line for four easy points. Long Beach forward Temidayo Yussuf drew his second technical, followed by one for 49ers coach Dan Monson for arguing with the oicials. “We didn’t prepare well. We didn’t

compete very well. We didn’t defend very well,” Monson said. “We didn’t shoot very well. We didn’t take care of the ball very well. But other than that we were very close.”

JORDAN RULES Geist’s 16 points, on just six shots from the field, came two short of his career-high, set last year against Lipscomb and Mississippi State. Martin was more impressed with his defense. “He played with energy,” Martin said. “I thought he set a tone defensively. He came out and made shots, made plays. He wreaked havoc on one of their best perimeter guys. That’s what we need from him every night. We’d like to have it from all our guards and set that tone. The thing about Geist is it doesn’t matter if the guy he’s guarding is 5-10 or 6-7. He’s going to defend him the same way. He’s going to battle and compete.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

Mizzou’s 22 assists were most since 2011 MU HOOPS • FROM B1

game of their young careers. Jontay Porter, MU’s 6-11 power forward who turned 18 last week, continues to play at a level that defies his age. Coming of the bench Thursday, the younger Porter brother finished with a season-high 15 points with a couple 3-pointers, five rebounds and four blocks. In his first career start, freshman Blake Harris gave Cuonzo Martin the reliable playmaking point guard he envisioned when the rookie followed Porter from the University of Washington recruiting class to Mizzou. Harris eclipsed his season scoring total with 11 points and handed out a career-high nine assists with just one turnover. The unselfish approach was contagious: Mizzou’s 22 assists were the program’s most since Frank Haith’s first team had 23 in a win over Villanova on Dec. 6, 2011. Martin opened the season playing Kassius Robertson at point guard, then gave the job to Jordan Geist last week, but after Monday’s sluggish win over Emporia State, Martin put Harris on the first-team unit in Tuesday’s practice. “There wasn’t any nerves,” said Harris, who played 21 minutes. “I’ve played too many games to be nervous. I started against Kansas in the exhibition game (on Oct. 22), so I’m used to it. I was just ready to play and compete.” The 6-3 freshman made an impact from the opening tip. Harris found Jordan Barnett on the baseline for a uncontested dunk on MU’s third possession, then took the ball from one basket to the other, knifing through the lane for a layup and foul. Geist spelled Harris at the point and gave the Tigers a lift off the bench with a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds and played his usual suffocating defense. Robertson, back to his shooting guard position, added 13 points. Cullen VanLeer gave the Tigers a season-high 11 points of the bench. But it was Harris’ steady play that allowed others to settle into their natural roles. “We want to take care of the ball to give ourselves a chance to win games,” Martin said. “He did a good job directing traic, getting the ball where it needed to be, being under control even when he was attacking the rim. I thought he was solid.” “Nine assists, one turnover,” Geist said, sitting alongside Harris after the game. “That’s awesome. We need

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Freshman Missouri guard Blake Harris (right, shown during the Nov. 16 game against Utah) didn’t disappoint in his first career start Thursday against LBSU. MISSOURI 95, LONG BEACH ST. 58 FG FT Reb MISSOURI Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Barnett 22 3-8 0-0 1-2 1 2 6 Puryear 17 3-7 2-2 1-3 2 5 8 Tilmon 17 4-4 1-1 2-3 0 3 9 Harris 21 4-7 3-3 0-3 9 2 11 Robertson 30 3-10 5-6 0-3 1 1 13 Geist 26 4-6 6-8 2-7 4 1 16 J.Porter 23 6-9 1-1 1-5 1 1 15 VanLeer 21 4-8 0-0 0-6 3 1 11 Nikko 16 0-1 1-2 1-2 1 4 1 Phillips 5 1-1 2-2 0-1 0 0 5 Wolf 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 32-62 21-25 8-35 22 20 95 Percentages: FG.516, FT.840. 3-point goals: 10-24, .417. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 11. Blocked shots: 5. Turnovers: 11. Steals: 8. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb LBSU Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Levin 27 1-6 10-10 2-7 1 2 12 Riggins 23 2-5 0-0 2-5 2 2 4 Alberts 29 3-11 1-2 0-0 3 0 8 Booker 20 3-7 0-2 0-0 3 2 6 Ogalue 19 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 5 Byers 21 4-8 2-4 3-5 0 2 10 Griffin 18 1-5 0-0 0-1 1 0 3 J.Roberts 12 0-2 1-2 0-3 0 4 1 Jackson 10 1-1 2-2 0-1 0 1 4 Maxhuni 9 1-4 0-0 1-4 0 0 3 Yussuf 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 5 0 Williams 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 4 2 Totals 200 19-54 16-22 8-26 11 23 58 Percentages: FG.352, FT.727. 3-point goals: 4-17, .235. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 19. Blocked shots: 5. Turnovers: 19. Steals: 4. Technical fouls: None. Missouri 43 52 — 95 Long Beach St. 21 37 — 58

that every game. Passing the ball, not being selfish. That’s what a point guard does.” Missouri next plays Friday against St. John’s (5-0) with tipoff set for 10 a.m. Central. The Red Storm beat Oregon State 82-77 on Thursday. The Tigers shot just 7 of 47 from 3-point range in their last two games against Utah and Emporia State but improved against the 49ers, shooting 10 of 24.

In the opening half, Martin’s team played with the kind of energy he demands on the defensive end and held Long Beach State (2-3) to just 20.7 percent shooting. The 49ers turned the ball over 10 times against MU’s stifling man-to-man defense and finished with 19 giveaways. “We did a good job of setting the tone early defending, rebounding, playing with passion,” Martin said. “We started sharing the ball. It was a fun game to watch for me because our guys played hard.” Midway through the half Geist chased down his own missed 3-pointer over Long Beach State’s water cooler on the sideline and got the ball to his teammates, who found Porter for an open 3. On the Tigers’ final possession of the half, Porter followed his own miss with a layup, drew a foul and sank his free throw to push him into double digits. The freshman continued to make his case as Mizzou’s best all-around player. “He’s a young kid who should be a senior in high school and he’s been amazing,” Geist said. “You can’t ask anything more from him. The way he passes, shoots it, stretches the floor. He’s so hard to guard. He’s just like Mike. You can’t let him shoot the ball. You can’t let him drive it. You let him drive and he’ll pass it. Good player.” The Tigers showed Thursday they have a few more of those in supply. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

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UCF, South Florida set for key battle ASSOCIATED PRESS

When the No. 13-ranked Central Florida Knights and No. 22 South Florida Bulls tangle in their annual rivalry game, it’s always an emotion-filled grudge match. While it doesn’t carry the luster of matchups between big-name schools in the state, such as Miami-Florida State, Florida-Florida State, this year’s showdown could be another step toward a major bowl bid. Central Florida (10-0, 7-0) will entertain South Florida (91, 6-1) on Friday for the American Athletic Conference’s East Division title and a spot in the Dec. 2 league title game against Memphis, which has clinched the West Division crown. The winner of the conference championship game most likely will gain a slot in a major bowl game — Cotton, Fiesta Orange or Peach. “I don’t have to do anything to get our guys ready to play this one,” Central Florida coach Scott Frost said. “I hope every seat in the stands is full. ... It’s another chance to showcase who we are and what we’ve become.”

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Scott Frost has turned around the Central Florida program.

Two seasons ago, before Frost was hired, the Knights finished 0-12. Now they are undefeated. South Florida first-year coach Charlie Strong said that turnaround speaks for itself. “That team is very explosive and it’s a well-coached team,” Strong said. “They play with a lot of energy and a lot of emotion. It’s going to be a really big challenge for us.” South Florida’s defensive improvement provides confidence against Central’s ofense,

which leads the nation in scoring — 48.2 points per game. The Bulls are 21st nationally in total defense, a drastic departure from 2016, when they ranked 120th. The Bulls will need sturdy defense against UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton, who is eighth nationally in total ofense (330.1 yards per game) and running back Adrian Killins, who averages 7.5 yards per carry. Meanwhile, UCF’s defense must cope with USF’s consistent running attack, which ranks eighth nationally at 276.9 yards per game. Much on line for Miami • Ten games in, and everything still is on the table for Miami. A perfect season. Its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship. A spot in the playofs. Calling the second-ranked Hurricanes “The U” no longer feels like nostalgia. Yet for all the progress Miami (10-0, 7-0 ACC) has made in coach Mark Richt’s second season, one misstep at Pittsburgh on Friday and suddenly the Hurricanes’ résumé doesn’t look quite so shiny. A loss to the Panthers (4-7, 2-5) and next week’s conference title game

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After sluggish start, No. 1 Duke cruises past Portland State

showdown with defending national champion Clemson loses a lot of luster. “We can’t overlook what’s in front of us, even though we know we have that game coming up against Clemson,” safety Jaquan Jackson said. “The whole team, they know that now.” A year ago, Pittsburgh handed Clemson its only loss with a staggering upset. A decade ago, Pitt went on the road and shattered rival West Virginia’s shot at a spot in the Bowl Championship Series with a 13-9 stunner. Heck, a week ago the Panthers came within two yards of beating Virginia Tech on the road. While there’s no bowl game for Pitt’s 14 seniors, sending the Hurricanes staggering back home would serve as a pretty sweet send-of. TCU eyes title tilt • No. 10 Texas Christian will clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game, against Oklahoma, if it wins at home Friday against Baylor. And the Horned Frogs (9-2, 6-2 Big 12) are a 25-point favorite over the Bears (1-10, 1-7). Last year at Baylor, TCU won 62-22.

Illini adjusts for one-day turnarounds BY MARK TUPPER Decatur Herald & review

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Duke’s Marques Bolden (20) gets by Portland State’s Jamie Orme (13) for two points in the irst half of the Phil Knight Invitational Thursday in Portland, Ore. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Marvin Bagley III said the Blue Devils knew they had to wake up for the second half against Portland State. And eventually, they did. Trevon Duval had 22 points and No. 1 Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over the surprisingly tenacious Vikings on Thursday to open the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore. Bagley added 18 points, and Grayson Allen had 14 points and nine assists. The Blue Devils (6-0) will face Texas (40) on Friday. Duke trailed by as many as eight points but took control midway through the second half when Wendell Carter Jr.’s dunk put the Blue Devils in front 67-62. “The first half we obviously weren’t playing like we were normally do. We weren’t doing the things that we do well. We weren’t going to our strengths. We kind of came out sluggish,” Bagley said. “But going into the second half it was just ‘You have to wake up.’ They (the coaches) mentioned to us that these are the type of games that are going to be like that if you don’t come out ready to play. It was coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 200th victory as coach of a No. 1-ranked team. He’s 200-29 when the Blue Devils sit atop the poll. Deontae North led the Vikings (4-1) with 24 points, including 20 in the first half. It was the first time in program history that the Vikings had faced a top-ranked team. “I thought they just knocked us back the whole first half,” Krzyzewski said. “We were in a reactionary mode the first 20 minutes.” The tournament involves 16 teams playing in two brackets on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with a break on Saturday. The field also includes No. 4 Michigan State, No. 7 Florida and defending national champion North Carolina. Western Kentucky upsets No. 18 Purdue • Darius Thompson scored 12 points and hit two clinching free throws with 5.1 seconds left to help Western Kentucky upend Purdue 77-73 in Thursday’s consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Hilltoppers (3-2) led nearly the entire night, but needed to make several clutch plays late to hang on. Purdue’s P.J. Thompson hit a corner 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds remaining to bring the Boilermakers (4-2) to 75-73, but Thompson answered with two free throws that made it a two-possession game and all but sealed the win. Justin Johnson led the Hilltoppers with 17 points, including a tough driving score for a five-point lead with 21 seconds left. Isaac Haas scored 22 points to lead Purdue, which shot just 32 percent in the first half. The Boilermakers trailed 42-31 at the break and never fully recovered.

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Duke (6-0) beat Portland State 99-81. Next: vs. Texas, Friday. 2. Arizona (2-2) lost to SMU 66-60. Next: vs. No. 18 Purdue, Friday. 3. Kansas (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Oakland, Friday. 4. Michigan State (2-1) vs. DePau, late. Next: vs. UConn or Oregon, Friday. 5. Villanova (5-0) beat Tennessee 85-76. Next: vs. Northern Iowa, Friday. 6. Wichita State (4-1) idle. Next: vs. Savannah State, Tuesday. 7. Florida (3-0) vs. Stanford, late. Next: vs. No. 17 Gonzaga or Ohio State, Friday. 8. Kentucky (5-1) idle. Next: vs. UIC, Sunday. 9. North Carolina (4-0) beat Portland 102-78. Next: vs. Arkansas, Friday. 10. Southern Cal (4-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 16 Texas A&M, Sunday. 11. Miami (3-0) idle. Next: vs. North Florida, Saturday. 12. Cincinnati (6-0) idle. Next: vs. Alabama State, Monday. 13. Notre Dame (6-0) idle. Next: at No. 4 Michigan State, Thursday. 14. Minnesota (5-0) idle. Next: vs. UMass, Friday. 15. Xavier (5-0) beat George Washington 83-64. Next: vs. Arizona State, Friday. 16. Texas A&M (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Pepperdine, Friday. 17. Gonzaga (3-0) vs. Ohio State, late. Next: vs. No. 7 Florida or Stanford, Friday. 18. Purdue (3-2) lost to Western Kentucky 77-73. Next: vs. No. 2 Arizona, Friday. 19. Louisville (3-0) idle. Next: vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), Friday. 20. Seton Hall (3-1) lost to Rhode Island 75-74. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Friday.

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • On seven occasions this college basketball season Illinois will play a game one day, have the next day off, then play again the following day. “One-day turnarounds,” is what coach Brad Underwood calls them. They’re a challenge both physically and mentally. Physically there’s a minimal amount of time for the body to bounce back. So Underwood reminds his players to get plenty of sleep, watch nutrition and be mindful of proper hydration. With a first-year team that includes five freshmen, the mental challenge is a bigger issue. They must quickly absorb a new scouting report and know every detail of it. That’s a new concept for the freshmen. After disposing of Augustana 96-62 on Wednesday, Illinois has another “one-day turnaround” game tonight, when it plays host to North Carolina Central at the State Farm Center. In fact, this will be Illinois’ fourth game in eight days and the final tuneup before the schedule becomes significantly more diicult. On Tuesday Illinois plays its first road game of the season, at Wake Forest, as part of the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge. On Friday Illinois plays its Big Ten Conference opener against Northwestern at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Then a week from Sunday, Illinois returns home to take on Maryland. With the quality of the opposition about to rise, there’s a race internally to understand and learn more of Underwood’s complex spread ofense. He said the team is making progress, but there’s a sense it may be another month or so before things are where the coach would like them. Tonight will be another opportunity for experimentation. “We need to get better offensively at what we do so that I can scheme when teams play us a certain way,” Underwood said. “(Against Augustana) I ran just two things out of our spread. “We need to have a base so that I can continually exploit a matchup with Michael Finke, or if I want to put Mark Smith in postups to take advantage of mismatches. “We’re not fluid enough yet. We’re getting there and (against Augustana) it was better. But we need to have everyone on the same page so I can start putting game plans together. Freshman Mark Smith has scored in double figures in each of the first five games. If he does it again tonight, he’ll be the first freshman to hit double figures in his first six games since Brian Cook did it in 2000.

21. Saint Mary’s (5-0) beat Harvard 89-71. Next: vs. Washington State, Friday.

ILLINOIS VS. NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

22. Baylor (5-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 15 Xavier, Tuesday.

When • Friday, 6:30 p.m. Where • State Farm Center, Champaign TV/radio • None, KFNS (590 AM) Records • Illinois 5-0, NC Central 2-4 Of note • North Carolina Central lost to Marshall 92-84 Wednesday; Illini beat Marshall 91-74 last Sunday.

23. UCLA (4-1) idle. Next: vs. UC Irvine, Sunday. 23. West Virginia (4-1) beat Marist 84-78. Next: vs. UCF, Friday. 25. Alabama (4-0) idle. Next: vs. BYU, Friday.

TOP 25 Thursday Ole Miss 31, No. 16 Mississippi St. 28 Friday No. 2 Miami (10-0) at Pittsburgh (4-7), 11 a.m. No. 10 TCU (9-2) vs. Baylor (1-10), 11 a.m. No. 13 Central Florida (10-0) vs. No. 22 South Florida (9-1), 2:30 p.m. No. 24 Virginia Tech (8-3) at Virginia (6-5), 7 p.m. Saturday No. 1 Alabama (11-0) at No. 6 Auburn (9-2), 2:30 p.m. No. 3 Oklahoma (10-1) vs. West Virginia (7-4), 2:45 p.m. No. 4 Clemson (10-1) at South Carolina (8-3), 6:30 p.m. No. 5 Wisconsin (11-0) at Minnesota (5-6), 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Georgia (10-1) at Georgia Tech (5-5), 11 a.m. No. 8 Ohio St. (9-2) at Michigan (8-3), 11 a.m. No. 9 Notre Dame (9-2) at No. 20 Stanford (8-3), 7 p.m. No. 12 Penn St. (9-2) at Maryland (4-7), 2:30 p.m. No. 14 Washington St. (9-2) at No. 15 Washington (9-2), 7 p.m. No. 17 Memphis (9-1) vs. East Carolina (3-8), 11 a.m. No. 18 Oklahoma St. (8-3) vs. Kansas (1-10), 11 a.m. No. 19 LSU (8-3) vs. Texas A&M (7-4), 6:30 p.m. No. 21 Michigan St. (8-3) at Rutgers (4-7), 3 p.m. No. 23 Northwestern (8-3) at Illinois (2-9), 3 p.m. No. 25 Boise St. (9-2) at Fresno St. (8-3), 2:30 p.m.

NATIONAL FRIDAY EAST Ohio (8-3) at Bufalo (5-6), noon SOUTH Texas St. (2-9) at Troy (8-2), 3 p.m. W. Kentucky (6-5) at Fla. International (6-4), 6 p.m. MIDWEST W. Michigan (6-5) at Toledo (9-2), 10:30 a.m. N. Illinois (8-3) at Central Michigan (6-5), 11 a.m. Iowa (6-5) at Nebraska (4-7), 3 p.m. SOUTHWEST Navy (6-4) at Houston (6-4), 11 a.m. Texas Tech (5-6) at Texas (6-5), 7 p.m. FAR WEST New Mexico (3-8) at San Diego St. (9-2), 2:30 p.m. California (5-6) at UCLA (5-6), 9:30 p.m. SATURDAY EAST Boston College (6-5) at Syracuse (4-7), 11:20 a.m. SOUTH Florida St. (4-6) at Florida (4-6), 11 a.m. Louisville (7-4) at Kentucky (7-4), 11 a.m. Duke (5-6) at Wake Forest (7-4), 11:30 a.m. UTEP (0-11) at Ala. Birmingham (7-4), noon Fla. Atlantic (8-3) at Charlotte (1-10), 1 p.m. Appalachian St. (6-4) at Georgia St. (6-3), 1 p.m. Southern Miss. (7-4) at Marshall (7-4), 1:30 p.m. Arkansas St. (6-3) at La.-Monroe (4-6), 2 p.m. Old Dominion (5-6) at Mid. Tennessee (5-6), 2 p.m. North Carolina (3-8) at NC State (7-4), 2:30 p.m. Vanderbilt (4-7) at Tennessee (4-7), 3 p.m. Georgia Southern (1-9) at La.-Lafayette (5-5), 4 p.m. Grambling St. (9-1) vs. Southern U. (7-3), 4 p.m. UTSA (6-4) at Louisiana Tech (5-6), 6:30 p.m. MIDWEST UConn (3-8) at Cincinnati (3-8), 11 a.m. Indiana (5-6) at Purdue (5-6), 11 a.m. Iowa St. (7-4) at Kansas St. (6-5), 2:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Tulane (5-6) at SMU (6-5), 11 a.m. North Texas (8-3) at Rice (1-10), noon Temple (5-6) at Tulsa (2-9), 3 p.m. Prairie View (5-5) at Texas Southern (2-8), 6 p.m. FAR WEST UNLV (5-6) at Nevada (2-9), 2 p.m. Idaho (3-7) at New Mexico St. (4-6), 3 p.m. Arizona (7-4) at Arizona St. (6-5), 3:30 p.m. Wyoming (7-4) at San Jose St. (1-11), 4 p.m. Oregon St. (1-10) at Oregon (6-5), 6 p.m. BYU (3-9) at Hawaii (3-8), 8 p.m. Colorado (5-6) at Utah (5-6), 9 p.m. Utah St. (6-5) at Air Force (4-7), 9:15 p.m. FCS PLAYOFFS First Round Central Conn. (8-3) at New Hampshire (7-4), 1 p.m. Lehigh (5-6) at Stony Brook (9-2), 1 p.m. Furman (7-4) at Elon (8-3), noon Samford (8-3) at Kennesaw St. (10-1), 1 p.m. South Dakota (7-4) at Nicholls (8-3), 3 p.m. Western Illinois (8-3) at Weber St. (9-2), 3 p.m. Monmouth (9-2) at Northern Iowa (7-4), 4 p.m. San Diego (9-2) at N. Arizona (7-4), 7 p.m. DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Second Round West Chester (8-3) at Indiana (10-0), 11 a.m. Harding (9-3) at Ashland (11-1), 11 a.m. West Florida (8-3) at West Georgia (9-3), noon Findlay (10-2) at Assumption (10-1), noon Delta St. (9-3) at West Alabama (9-2), noon Midwestern State (10-0) at MSU-Mankato (12-0) vs. noon Ferris State (10-1) at Fort Hays State (11-0), 1 p.m. Texas A&M-Commerce (10-1) at C. Washington (11-0), 2 p.m. DIVISION III PLAYOFFS Second Round Case Western (11-0) at Mount Union (11-0), 11 a.m. Frostburg St. (10-1) at Washington & Jeferson (11-0), 11 a.m. Husson (10-1) at Delaware Valley (11-0), 11 a.m. Wesley (10-1) at Brockport (11-0), 11 a.m. Trine (11-0) at Wartburg (11-0), noon North Central (10-1) at UW-Oshkosh (10-0), noon Linield (9-1) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (11-0), noon Berry (11-0) at St. Thomas, Minn. (10-1), noon


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When the No. 13-ranked Central Florida Knights and No. 22 South Florida Bulls tangle in their annual rivalry game, it’s always an emotion-filled grudge match. While it doesn’t carry the luster of matchups between big-name schools in the state, such as Miami-Florida State, Florida-Florida State, this year’s showdown could be another step toward a major bowl bid. Central Florida (10-0, 7-0) will entertain South Florida (91, 6-1) on Friday for the American Athletic Conference’s East Division title and a spot in the Dec. 2 league title game against Memphis, which has clinched the West Division crown. The winner of the conference championship game most likely will gain a slot in a major bowl game — Cotton, Fiesta Orange or Peach. “I don’t have to do anything to get our guys ready to play this one,” Central Florida coach Scott Frost said. “I hope every seat in the stands is full. ... It’s another chance to showcase who we are and what we’ve become.”

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Scott Frost has turned around the Central Florida program.

Two seasons ago, before Frost was hired, the Knights finished 0-12. Now they are undefeated. South Florida first-year coach Charlie Strong said that turnaround speaks for itself. “That team is very explosive and it’s a well-coached team,” Strong said. “They play with a lot of energy and a lot of emotion. It’s going to be a really big challenge for us.” South Florida’s defensive improvement provides confidence against Central’s ofense,

which leads the nation in scoring — 48.2 points per game. The Bulls are 21st nationally in total defense, a drastic departure from 2016, when they ranked 120th. The Bulls will need sturdy defense against UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton, who is eighth nationally in total ofense (330.1 yards per game) and running back Adrian Killins, who averages 7.5 yards per carry. Meanwhile, UCF’s defense must cope with USF’s consistent running attack, which ranks eighth nationally at 276.9 yards per game. Much on line for Miami • Ten games in, and everything still is on the table for Miami. A perfect season. Its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship. A spot in the playofs. Calling the second-ranked Hurricanes “The U” no longer feels like nostalgia. Yet for all the progress Miami (10-0, 7-0 ACC) has made in coach Mark Richt’s second season, one misstep at Pittsburgh on Friday and suddenly the Hurricanes’ résumé doesn’t look quite so shiny. A loss to the Panthers (4-7, 2-5) and next week’s conference title game

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After sluggish start, No. 1 Duke cruises past Portland State

showdown with defending national champion Clemson loses a lot of luster. “We can’t overlook what’s in front of us, even though we know we have that game coming up against Clemson,” safety Jaquan Jackson said. “The whole team, they know that now.” A year ago, Pittsburgh handed Clemson its only loss with a staggering upset. A decade ago, Pitt went on the road and shattered rival West Virginia’s shot at a spot in the Bowl Championship Series with a 13-9 stunner. Heck, a week ago the Panthers came within two yards of beating Virginia Tech on the road. While there’s no bowl game for Pitt’s 14 seniors, sending the Hurricanes staggering back home would serve as a pretty sweet send-of. TCU eyes title tilt • No. 10 Texas Christian will clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game, against Oklahoma, if it wins at home Friday against Baylor. And the Horned Frogs (9-2, 6-2 Big 12) are a 25-point favorite over the Bears (1-10, 1-7). Last year at Baylor, TCU won 62-22.

Illini adjusts for one-day turnarounds BY MARK TUPPER Decatur Herald & review

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Duke’s Marques Bolden (20) gets by Portland State’s Jamie Orme (13) for two points in the irst half of the Phil Knight Invitational Thursday in Portland, Ore. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Marvin Bagley III said the Blue Devils knew they had to wake up for the second half against Portland State. And eventually, they did. Trevon Duval had 22 points and No. 1 Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over the surprisingly tenacious Vikings on Thursday to open the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore. Bagley added 18 points, and Grayson Allen had 14 points and nine assists. The Blue Devils (6-0) will face Texas (40) on Friday. Duke trailed by as many as eight points but took control midway through the second half when Wendell Carter Jr.’s dunk put the Blue Devils in front 67-62. “The first half we obviously weren’t playing like we were normally do. We weren’t doing the things that we do well. We weren’t going to our strengths. We kind of came out sluggish,” Bagley said. “But going into the second half it was just ‘You have to wake up.’ They (the coaches) mentioned to us that these are the type of games that are going to be like that if you don’t come out ready to play. It was coach Mike Krzyzewski’s 200th victory as coach of a No. 1-ranked team. He’s 200-29 when the Blue Devils sit atop the poll. Deontae North led the Vikings (4-1) with 24 points, including 20 in the first half. It was the first time in program history that the Vikings had faced a top-ranked team. “I thought they just knocked us back the whole first half,” Krzyzewski said. “We were in a reactionary mode the first 20 minutes.” The tournament involves 16 teams playing in two brackets on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, with a break on Saturday. The field also includes No. 4 Michigan State, No. 7 Florida and defending national champion North Carolina. Western Kentucky upsets No. 18 Purdue • Darius Thompson scored 12 points and hit two clinching free throws with 5.1 seconds left to help Western Kentucky upend Purdue 77-73 in Thursday’s consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Hilltoppers (3-2) led nearly the entire night, but needed to make several clutch plays late to hang on. Purdue’s P.J. Thompson hit a corner 3-pointer with 5.8 seconds remaining to bring the Boilermakers (4-2) to 75-73, but Thompson answered with two free throws that made it a two-possession game and all but sealed the win. Justin Johnson led the Hilltoppers with 17 points, including a tough driving score for a five-point lead with 21 seconds left. Isaac Haas scored 22 points to lead Purdue, which shot just 32 percent in the first half. The Boilermakers trailed 42-31 at the break and never fully recovered.

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Duke (6-0) beat Portland State 99-81. Next: vs. Texas, Friday. 2. Arizona (2-2) lost to SMU 66-60. Next: vs. No. 18 Purdue, Friday. 3. Kansas (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Oakland, Friday. 4. Michigan State (2-1) vs. DePaul, late. Next: vs. UConn or Oregon, Friday. 5. Villanova (5-0) beat Tennessee 85-76. Next: vs. Northern Iowa, Friday. 6. Wichita State (4-1) idle. Next: vs. Savannah State, Tuesday. 7. Florida (4-0) beat Stanford 108-87. Next: vs. No. 17 Gonzaga or Ohio State, Friday. 8. Kentucky (5-1) idle. Next: vs. UIC, Sunday. 9. North Carolina (4-0) beat Portland 102-78. Next: vs. Arkansas, Friday. 10. Southern Cal (4-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 16 Texas A&M, Sunday. 11. Miami (3-0) idle. Next: vs. North Florida, Saturday. 12. Cincinnati (6-0) idle. Next: vs. Alabama State, Monday. 13. Notre Dame (6-0) idle. Next: at No. 4 Michigan State, Thursday. 14. Minnesota (5-0) idle. Next: vs. UMass, Friday. 15. Xavier (5-0) beat George Washington 83-64. Next: vs. Arizona State, Friday. 16. Texas A&M (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Pepperdine, Friday. 17. Gonzaga (3-0) vs. Ohio State, late. Next: vs. No. 7 Florida or Stanford, Friday. 18. Purdue (3-2) lost to Western Kentucky 77-73. Next: vs. No. 2 Arizona, Friday. 19. Louisville (3-0) idle. Next: vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), Friday. 20. Seton Hall (3-1) lost to Rhode Island 75-74. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Friday.

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • On seven occasions this college basketball season Illinois will play a game one day, have the next day off, then play again the following day. “One-day turnarounds,” is what coach Brad Underwood calls them. They’re a challenge both physically and mentally. Physically there’s a minimal amount of time for the body to bounce back. So Underwood reminds his players to get plenty of sleep, watch nutrition and be mindful of proper hydration. With a first-year team that includes five freshmen, the mental challenge is a bigger issue. They must quickly absorb a new scouting report and know every detail of it. That’s a new concept for the freshmen. After disposing of Augustana 96-62 on Wednesday, Illinois has another “one-day turnaround” game tonight, when it plays host to North Carolina Central at the State Farm Center. In fact, this will be Illinois’ fourth game in eight days and the final tuneup before the schedule becomes significantly more diicult. On Tuesday Illinois plays its first road game of the season, at Wake Forest, as part of the ACC/ Big Ten Challenge. On Friday Illinois plays its Big Ten Conference opener against Northwestern at Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Then a week from Sunday, Illinois returns home to take on Maryland. With the quality of the opposition about to rise, there’s a race internally to understand and learn more of Underwood’s complex spread ofense. He said the team is making progress, but there’s a sense it may be another month or so before things are where the coach would like them. Tonight will be another opportunity for experimentation. “We need to get better offensively at what we do so that I can scheme when teams play us a certain way,” Underwood said. “(Against Augustana) I ran just two things out of our spread. “We need to have a base so that I can continually exploit a matchup with Michael Finke, or if I want to put Mark Smith in postups to take advantage of mismatches. “We’re not fluid enough yet. We’re getting there and (against Augustana) it was better. But we need to have everyone on the same page so I can start putting game plans together. Freshman Mark Smith has scored in double figures in each of the first five games. If he does it again tonight, he’ll be the first freshman to hit double figures in his first six games since Brian Cook did it in 2000.

21. Saint Mary’s (5-0) beat Harvard 89-71. Next: vs. Washington State, Friday.

ILLINOIS VS. NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL

22. Baylor (5-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 15 Xavier, Tuesday.

When • Friday, 6:30 p.m. Where • State Farm Center, Champaign TV/radio • None, KFNS (590 AM) Records • Illinois 5-0, NC Central 2-4 Of note • North Carolina Central lost to Marshall 92-84 Wednesday; Illini beat Marshall 91-74 last Sunday.

23. UCLA (4-1) idle. Next: vs. UC Irvine, Sunday. 23. West Virginia (4-1) beat Marist 84-78. Next: vs. UCF, Friday. 25. Alabama (4-0) idle. Next: vs. BYU, Friday.

TOP 25 Thursday Ole Miss 31, No. 16 Mississippi St. 28 Friday No. 2 Miami (10-0) at Pittsburgh (4-7), 11 a.m. No. 10 TCU (9-2) vs. Baylor (1-10), 11 a.m. No. 13 Central Florida (10-0) vs. No. 22 South Florida (9-1), 2:30 p.m. No. 24 Virginia Tech (8-3) at Virginia (6-5), 7 p.m. Saturday No. 1 Alabama (11-0) at No. 6 Auburn (9-2), 2:30 p.m. No. 3 Oklahoma (10-1) vs. West Virginia (7-4), 2:45 p.m. No. 4 Clemson (10-1) at South Carolina (8-3), 6:30 p.m. No. 5 Wisconsin (11-0) at Minnesota (5-6), 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Georgia (10-1) at Georgia Tech (5-5), 11 a.m. No. 8 Ohio St. (9-2) at Michigan (8-3), 11 a.m. No. 9 Notre Dame (9-2) at No. 20 Stanford (8-3), 7 p.m. No. 12 Penn St. (9-2) at Maryland (4-7), 2:30 p.m. No. 14 Washington St. (9-2) at No. 15 Washington (9-2), 7 p.m. No. 17 Memphis (9-1) vs. East Carolina (3-8), 11 a.m. No. 18 Oklahoma St. (8-3) vs. Kansas (1-10), 11 a.m. No. 19 LSU (8-3) vs. Texas A&M (7-4), 6:30 p.m. No. 21 Michigan St. (8-3) at Rutgers (4-7), 3 p.m. No. 23 Northwestern (8-3) at Illinois (2-9), 3 p.m. No. 25 Boise St. (9-2) at Fresno St. (8-3), 2:30 p.m.

NATIONAL FRIDAY EAST Ohio (8-3) at Bufalo (5-6), noon SOUTH Texas St. (2-9) at Troy (8-2), 3 p.m. W. Kentucky (6-5) at Fla. International (6-4), 6 p.m. MIDWEST W. Michigan (6-5) at Toledo (9-2), 10:30 a.m. N. Illinois (8-3) at Central Michigan (6-5), 11 a.m. Iowa (6-5) at Nebraska (4-7), 3 p.m. SOUTHWEST Navy (6-4) at Houston (6-4), 11 a.m. Texas Tech (5-6) at Texas (6-5), 7 p.m. FAR WEST New Mexico (3-8) at San Diego St. (9-2), 2:30 p.m. California (5-6) at UCLA (5-6), 9:30 p.m. SATURDAY EAST Boston College (6-5) at Syracuse (4-7), 11:20 a.m. SOUTH Florida St. (4-6) at Florida (4-6), 11 a.m. Louisville (7-4) at Kentucky (7-4), 11 a.m. Duke (5-6) at Wake Forest (7-4), 11:30 a.m. UTEP (0-11) at Ala. Birmingham (7-4), noon Fla. Atlantic (8-3) at Charlotte (1-10), 1 p.m. Appalachian St. (6-4) at Georgia St. (6-3), 1 p.m. Southern Miss. (7-4) at Marshall (7-4), 1:30 p.m. Arkansas St. (6-3) at La.-Monroe (4-6), 2 p.m. Old Dominion (5-6) at Mid. Tennessee (5-6), 2 p.m. North Carolina (3-8) at NC State (7-4), 2:30 p.m. Vanderbilt (4-7) at Tennessee (4-7), 3 p.m. Georgia Southern (1-9) at La.-Lafayette (5-5), 4 p.m. Grambling St. (9-1) vs. Southern U. (7-3), 4 p.m. UTSA (6-4) at Louisiana Tech (5-6), 6:30 p.m. MIDWEST UConn (3-8) at Cincinnati (3-8), 11 a.m. Indiana (5-6) at Purdue (5-6), 11 a.m. Iowa St. (7-4) at Kansas St. (6-5), 2:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Tulane (5-6) at SMU (6-5), 11 a.m. North Texas (8-3) at Rice (1-10), noon Temple (5-6) at Tulsa (2-9), 3 p.m. Prairie View (5-5) at Texas Southern (2-8), 6 p.m. FAR WEST UNLV (5-6) at Nevada (2-9), 2 p.m. Idaho (3-7) at New Mexico St. (4-6), 3 p.m. Arizona (7-4) at Arizona St. (6-5), 3:30 p.m. Wyoming (7-4) at San Jose St. (1-11), 4 p.m. Oregon St. (1-10) at Oregon (6-5), 6 p.m. BYU (3-9) at Hawaii (3-8), 8 p.m. Colorado (5-6) at Utah (5-6), 9 p.m. Utah St. (6-5) at Air Force (4-7), 9:15 p.m. FCS PLAYOFFS First Round Central Conn. (8-3) at New Hampshire (7-4), 1 p.m. Lehigh (5-6) at Stony Brook (9-2), 1 p.m. Furman (7-4) at Elon (8-3), noon Samford (8-3) at Kennesaw St. (10-1), 1 p.m. South Dakota (7-4) at Nicholls (8-3), 3 p.m. Western Illinois (8-3) at Weber St. (9-2), 3 p.m. Monmouth (9-2) at Northern Iowa (7-4), 4 p.m. San Diego (9-2) at N. Arizona (7-4), 7 p.m. DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Second Round West Chester (8-3) at Indiana (10-0), 11 a.m. Harding (9-3) at Ashland (11-1), 11 a.m. West Florida (8-3) at West Georgia (9-3), noon Findlay (10-2) at Assumption (10-1), noon Delta St. (9-3) at West Alabama (9-2), noon Midwestern State (10-0) at MSU-Mankato (12-0) vs. noon Ferris State (10-1) at Fort Hays State (11-0), 1 p.m. Texas A&M-Commerce (10-1) at C. Washington (11-0), 2 p.m. DIVISION III PLAYOFFS Second Round Case Western (11-0) at Mount Union (11-0), 11 a.m. Frostburg St. (10-1) at Washington & Jeferson (11-0), 11 a.m. Husson (10-1) at Delaware Valley (11-0), 11 a.m. Wesley (10-1) at Brockport (11-0), 11 a.m. Trine (11-0) at Wartburg (11-0), noon North Central (10-1) at UW-Oshkosh (10-0), noon Linield (9-1) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (11-0), noon Berry (11-0) at St. Thomas, Minn. (10-1), noon


SEC FOOTBALL

11.24.2017 • FRIDAY • M 1

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SEC NOTEBOOK MIZZOU AT ARKANSAS

Ole Miss upends rival MSU

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Jordan Ta’amu threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Wilkins ran for two scores and visiting Mississippi upset No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 on Thursday night. Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) held off a late Mississippi State rally to win the Egg Bowl for the fourth time in six seasons. The Rebels had a 10-6 lead at halftime and broke it open in the second half with touchdown passes of 77 yards to A.J. Brown and 63 yards to D.K. Metcalf. Brown, the SEC’s leader in receiving yards, had six catches for 167 yards. Wilkins ran for 110 yards. Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4) was a two-touchdown favorite, but had to play most of the game without starting quarterback Nick Fitzgerald. He was carted off the field in the first quarter with a right leg injury. Fitzgerald came into the game with 968 yards rushing this season, which was the most for a quarterback in the SEC. Without him, the Bulldogs turned to freshman Keytaon Thompson, but the ofense wasn’t nearly as efective until the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs trailed 31-13 with 8:23 remaining, but scored two touchdowns to pull to 31-28 with 1:05 left. Ole Miss recovered an onside kick to seal the victory. Mississippi State hurt itself with five turnovers — two interceptions and three fumbles. The game took a rough turn later in the first quarter when Fitzgerald took a snap and ran to the left before being tackled. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior immediately grabbed his right leg, which was bent at an awkward angle. He was down for several minutes before being carted of. Iron Bowl on tap • There are plenty of solid rivalry games this week, but it doesn’t get any better than No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Auburn on Saturday afternoon. The winner will finish on top of the SEC’s Western Division and earn a spot in the conference title game against Georgia. Both teams are also fighting for position in the College Football Playoff rankings. Alabama is undefeated while Auburn has looked very impressive over the past month, especially in its win over East Division champion Georgia on Nov. 11.

Marcell Frazier pressures Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur.

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1. Will Missouri push the pocket? Missouri’s defense should have no trouble getting through Arkanas’ injury-riddled ofensive line. MU leads the SEC with 85 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Arkansas has allowed a league-worst 33 sacks. Only five Power 5 teams have allowed more sacks this season. MU’s pass rush has gotten especially strong in recent weeks. After a slow start to the season, defensive end Marcell Frazier is warming up with 2.5 sacks the last two weeks. 2. CAN LOCK SET THE SEC TOUCHDOWN RECORD? Missouri quarterback Drew Lock adds to his NFL portfolio each week and with three more touchdown passes Friday he’ll own the SEC’s singleseason record. With 38 touchdown passes he’s already thrown more this season than the Manning brothers, former No. 1 NFL pick Tim Couch and Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. With one more TD he ties former Heisman winner Danny Wuerfel for second place, and with another he’ll match Andre Woodson’s all-time record for SEC quarterbacks. Guess which team ranks last in the SEC in pass defense? Woo Pig Sooie.

3. WHO WINS THE TURNOVER BATTLE? In their last seven games, the Razorbacks are minus-4 in turnover margin. During their fivegame winning streak the Tigers are plus-7 with 11 forced turnovers. Barry Odom’s team will look to stay on the positive side in Fayetteville with a suddenly opportunistic defense that’s pressured quarterbacks and intercepted seven passes during the win streak.

4. CAN HALL REDISCOVER HIS HANDS?

STANDINGS Conf. All games East Georgia

W L W L

PF

PA

7 1 10 1 388 158

For the second straight week Emanuel Hall will attempt to shake loose from a case of the drops. He’s let seven passes bounce of his hands the last two weeks as Vanderbilt held the junior wideout without a catch last week in his homecoming game. Lock has other playmakers who catch the ball more cleanly—J’Mon Moore has mostly overcome his drop problems of 2016—but Hall remains the team’s best deep threat, as long as he catches the ball.

Lock

THIS WEEK’S GAMES

South Carolina

5 3

8 3 279 216

Kentucky

4 4

7 4 292 299

Missouri

3 4

6 5 424 336

5. EXTRA EFFORT FOR BIELEMA?

Mississippi 31, Mississippi State 28

Florida

3 5

4 6

0 7

4 7 214 307

Vanderbilt

0 7

4 7 253 352

West

W L W L

The Razorbacks have had all season to play for their embattled head coach but have come up short against all but four opponents. Down to what might be Bret Bielema’s last game on the sideline, can Arkansas rally around their head coach? “We all came here for Coach B,” quarterback Austin Allen said this week. “He’s the one that recruited us all here. He’s our guy. He’s a guy who we all want to play hard for. … We’re going to play the first snap to the last whistle for him on Friday. He’s our coach. Whatever happens, happens. But that’s our coach.”

FRIDAY

Tennessee

221 262

PF

PA

Alabama

7 0 11 0 455

112

Auburn

6 1

9 2 414 183

LSU

5 2

8 3 292 204

Mississippi St.

4 4

8 4 385 249

Texas A&M

4 3

7 4 352 299

Mississippi

3 5

6 6 394 415

Arkansas

1 6

4 7 300 386

PREDICTION: Missouri 44, Arkansas 21

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1:30 p.m.

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Georgia at Georgia Tech

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Florida State at Florida

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11 a.m.

Louisville at Kentucky

2:30 p.m.

Alabama at Auburn

3 p.m.

Vanderbilt at Tennessee

6:30 p.m.

Clemson at South Carolina

6:30 p.m.

Texas A&M at LSU

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MISSOURI STARTERS Ofense QB Drew Lock RB Ish Witter WR J’Mon Moore WR Emanuel Hall WR Johnathon Johnson TE Albert Okwuegbunam LT Yasir Durant LG Kevin Pendleton C Trystan Castillo RG Tre’Vour Simms RT Paul Adams Defense DE Jordan Harold DT Terry Beckner Jr. NT A.J. Logan DE Marcell Frazier WLB Terez Hall MLB Cale Garrett SLB Brandon Lee CB Adam Sparks CB DeMarkus Acy FS Anthony Sherrils SS Kaleb Prewett Specialists PK Tucker McCann P/H Corey Fatony LS Drew Wise KR Larry Rountree III PR Johnathon Johnson ARKANSAS STARTERS Ofense QB Austin Allen RB Devwah Whaley FB Kendrick Jackson WR Deon Stewart WR Jonathan Nance TE Austin Cantrell LT Colton Jackson LG Hjalte Froholdt C Zach Rogers RG Johnny Gibson RT Brian Wallace Defense DE McTelvin Agim NT Bijhon Jackson DE T.J. Smith OLB Randy Ramsey MLB De’Jon Harris WLB Dre Greenlaw OLB Dwayne Eugene CB Kamren Curl CB Henre’ Toliver SS Santos Ramirez FS Josh Liddell Specialists PK Connor Limpert P Blake Johnson LS Robert Decker H Reid Miller KR De’Vion Warren PR Henre’ Toliver

3 21 6 84 12 81 70 71 55 75 77 55 5 96 16 24 47 4 14 17 22 20 19 26 51 33 12

8 21 34 13 7 44 74 51 75 62 60 3 78 52 10 8 23 35 2 5 9 28 19 18 49 38 9 5

Tigers might be inal foe at Arkansas for coach Bielema MU • FROM B1

sideline. He announced his retirement plans three weeks earlier, and a win would have sent Pinkel off with a bowl appearance. Instead, the Razorbacks pounded the Tigers 28-3. Last year, coach Barry Odom’s Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in a 28-24 comeback victory at home, a game that could be remembered as the first snowball that turned into an avalanche Hogs coach Bret Bielema couldn’t stop. Since that game, Arkansas has lost eight of nine outings against Power Five opponents. Now, the rivalry resumes as Missouri (6-5, 3-4 SEC) takes its five-game winning streak to Fayetteville, Ark., to face the fading Razorbacks (4-7, 1-6). It’s widely expected that Friday’s game will be Bielema’s last on the Arkansas sideline. If so, he’ll become the third coach in the last four weeks to be fired directly before or after facing Missouri. Florida’s Jim McElwain was

fired a week before the Gators came to Columbia, and Tennessee’s Butch Jones was fired the day after losing to the Tigers. In October, Friday’s matchup looked like a meeting of two coaches who could be job searching this offseason, but Odom secured another year with the Tigers’ strong second half. He doesn’t expect the Razorbacks to go quietly under his friend Bielema. “We’ll get their best shot,” Odom said “They’re great competitors. I know that. For a number of reasons this is really important to them. Like I said last week and the week before that and maybe the week before: I’d be really disappointed in myself and our team if it was more important to somebody else than us.” In some ways, roles have reversed for the programs. A year ago, the Razorbacks came to Columbia already eligible for a bowl game and hoped to add another win to their postseason profile. The Tigers came into the season finale 3-8, long since eliminated from bowl possibilities. Still,

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Missouri coach Barry Odom guides the team last season at home against Arkansas. The Tigers came from behind to win 28-24.

Odom inspired a strong second half to punctuate a mostly miserable season. With nothing to lose, except maybe their coaching staff, are the Razorbacks the scarier team Friday? “I would say we’re the scary team,” Missouri linebacker Brandon Lee said. “I feel like we don’t have anything to lose and we play like that every week since about Week 5 or so. That’s just the mindset now. Guys aren’t expecting anything dif-

ferent. Nothing will be given to us. I don’t care how they feel. As coach Odom says, ‘It’s about us.’” Lee’s Tigers will meet an Arkansas team that’s been besieged by injuries all season, including the loss of All-American center Frank Ragnow (ankle), standout cornerback Ryan Pulley (pectoral), receiver Jared Cornelius (Achilles’ tendon) and running back Chase Hayden (foot). Another three offensive linemen who have started at some point this season are out or ques-

tionable. Bielema hasn’t dismissed the speculation he’ll be fired at season’s end — he’s 29-33 in five seasons — but he’s already planned recruiting trips for the weekend. “I know we want more wins, I want more wins. The wins will come,” he told reporters this week. “I think a lot about teams that were in this same situation a year ago. One of my closest friends in the Big Ten Conference is (Michigan State’s) Mark Dantonio and (look) what they’ve done now with their program. What Mississippi State has done. What Notre Dame did. All these teams that had a dip down year. Now, I didn’t have the prior success, I get it. But what we took over, what we’ve built and what’s coming back is a very exciting time.” But it could come to an end on Black Friday in what would be another chapter for a rivalry that’s still building but already brimming with memories. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com


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Gunnarsson vows to stay positive BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-dispatch

It’s not like Carl Gunnarsson was playing poorly, far from it. But someone had to be bumped from the Blues’ defensive pairings when Jay Bouwmeester returned from a fractured ankle. And that person happened to be Gunnarsson, who has played 209 regular-season games in three-plus seasons since coming to St. Louis in 2014 in the Roman Polak trade. “I’m not happy about it,” Gunnarsson said Thursday, following the morning skate at Scottrade Center. “It’s a little tough. “The best thing I can do is just try to work hard and not be discouraged. Just try to do whatever I can to get back. It’s not gonna be easy, I know that. It’s been a battle all year. We’ve been playing well, but it was tough com-

petition coming in (for playing time).” Gunnarsson appeared in 20 of the Blues’ first 21 games, paired with either Alex Pietrangelo (12 games) or Colton Parayko (eight games). The only game he missed before Bouwmeester’s return was the Oct. 25 contest against Calgary when his wife gave birth to their first child. “It’s nothing you can do really,” Gunnarsson said. “I think everyone knew ‘Bo’ was coming back. It’s all up to the coaches. You know, they make the decision and then you just gotta react to that. And how you do that is up to yourself. “So, we’re here. Missed one game. I’m trying to get back as quick as possible.” Gunnarsson has three goals this season, matching his single-season high as a Blue, and one assist. He has a plus-10 rat-

ing, fifth-best on the team behind Jaden Schwartz (plus-19), Brayden Schenn (plus-19), Vladimir Tarasenko (plus-18) and Pietrangelo (plus-11). “I had a couple bad games, too, but overall I think it’s been a good start to the season,” Gunnarsson said. Coach Mike Yeo said it wasn’t an easy conversation when he informed Gunnarsson of his lineup decision. “Gunny’s played outstanding for us this year,” Yeo said. “He’s been a really, really good hockey player. He’s played at a level that’s even higher than last year but he finds himself out of the lineup right now. So it’s a credit to everybody else. “But also our message has to be to him, he’s got a great attitude and he always does. He’s a pro. We know he wants to get in there, and so obviously it’s up to

us to make sure that we manage the group the right way.”

BLAIS BACK With no spare forwards, and back-to-back contests looming Friday and Saturday against Central Division foes Nashville and Minnesota, Sammy Blais has been recalled from San Antonio of the American Hockey League. “We wanted to make sure that we had an extra forward here if we have to insert somebody, and he’s deserving,” Yeo said. “He’s played really well. We’re really happy with what he’s done.” Blais, 21, had 13 points on five goals and eight assists for the Rampage, appearing in 11 games. His playing time there came in two stints because Blais was called up in mid October, appearing in four Blues games before being sent back down to San Antonio at the end of October.

In those four games with the Blues — against Tampa Bay, Chicago, Colorado, and Vegas — Blais averaged 13 minutes 56 seconds of ice time and was plus-2. He had an assist, three shots, five hits, but four giveaways. If Blais plays over the weekend, Yeo indicated it’s more likely to be Saturday against Minnesota.

MISSING FORWARDS The Blues were light a couple of forwards during Thursday’s practice at Scottrade. Blais had yet to arrive, while Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund didn’t skate. “Just a maintenance day for Steener, so we’d expect him to be in the lineup tomorrow,” Yeo said. “Bergy came in, wasn’t feeling well, so we sent him home.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

In this season’s NHL, parity is alive and well ASSOCIATED PRESS

The unofficial Thanksgiving rule may be in trouble this season. Since the salary-cap era began in 2005-06, 78.4 percent of teams in playoff position at Thankgiving have remained there to finish the regular season. In most years, that means an average of 12-13 playoff teams are all but set by this point of the season. Not so much in 2017-18, where there are 12 teams separated by eight points in the Eastern Conference and 12 teams separated by five points in the West, making the races too close to call at Thanksgiving. “It’s pretty well a .500 league right now,” Washington coach Barry Trotz said. “The teams that have a little more depth like Tampa... St. Louis and probably LA ... they’re the only ones that have really pulled away from anybody. The rest of us are right all there.”

NOTEBOOK Canadiens send Mitchell to LA • Montreal traded forward Torrey Mitchell, 32, to the Kings Thursday for a 2018 conditional draft pick. Mitchell, 32, is scoreless in 11 games this season but had eight goals and nine assists in 78 games a year ago.

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

GP 21 23 22 20 20 23 21 22 GP 22 21 21 23 23 22 20 22

W 16 14 10 9 8 8 8 5 W 14 12 12 12 11 11 9 8

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 3 2 34 83 54 9-2-1 7-1-1 4-1-0 8 1 29 81 69 8-4-0 6-4-1 5-1-1 9 3 23 65 64 4-3-3 6-6-0 3-5-0 7 4 22 54 59 5-3-2 4-4-2 0-1-2 6 6 22 64 67 4-4-5 4-2-1 2-1-1 12 3 19 54 80 4-5-2 4-7-1 4-1-1 11 2 18 63 73 5-3-2 3-8-0 3-3-1 13 4 14 52 79 2-7-1 3-6-3 2-2-2 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 7 1 29 63 53 7-4-0 7-3-1 4-2-0 5 4 28 69 66 5-3-2 7-2-2 1-1-0 7 2 26 77 69 7-0-2 5-7-0 3-3-0 10 1 25 67 72 7-4-0 5-6-1 3-2-0 9 3 25 61 80 6-2-1 5-7-2 2-1-0 9 2 24 72 68 8-4-2 3-5-0 2-3-2 7 4 22 58 59 4-3-3 5-4-1 2-2-1 9 5 21 61 65 4-4-3 4-5-2 1-0-1

CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko (right) plays the puck from his knees in a win earlier this week at Scottrade Center.

Intensity level should rise this weekend

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

GP 22 21 21 20 21 21 22 GP 20 22 21 22 20 21 22 24

W 16 13 13 11 10 10 11 W 13 12 12 11 11 10 8 5

L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 5 1 33 78 58 8-2-0 8-3-1 3-0-0 5 3 29 69 57 7-2-1 6-3-2 4-1-0 6 2 28 68 62 8-1-1 5-5-1 5-1-1 8 1 23 69 65 7-1-1 4-7-0 3-4-0 8 3 23 64 59 5-3-2 5-5-1 2-3-0 8 3 23 63 56 5-4-1 5-4-2 2-4-0 10 1 23 61 65 8-2-0 3-8-1 1-6-0 L OT Pts GF GA Home Away Div 6 1 27 72 60 8-1-0 5-5-1 5-1-0 8 2 26 65 52 6-5-2 6-3-0 2-3-1 8 1 25 62 64 6-5-0 6-3-1 3-2-0 8 3 25 61 61 3-5-3 8-3-0 3-4-0 8 1 23 50 45 6-6-1 5-2-0 4-1-1 8 3 23 60 60 6-6-2 4-2-1 3-2-2 12 2 18 59 74 4-7-0 4-5-2 2-1-0 16 3 13 59 89 1-7-1 4-9-2 0-3-1

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday No games Wednesday NY Rangers 6, Carolina 1 Minnesota 5, Buffalo 4 Florida 2, Toronto 1, SO Vancouver 5, Pittsburgh 2 Columbus 1, Calgary 0, OT NY Islanders 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Washington 5, Ottawa 2 Boston 3, New Jersey 2, SO Edmonton 6, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 3, Chicago 2, OT Nashville 3, Montreal 2, SO Colorado 3, Dallas 0 San Jose 3, Arizona 1 Winnipeg 2, Los Angeles 1 Vegas 4, Anaheim 2

Friday Pittsburgh at Boston, noon Islanders at Phila., 3 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 3 p.m. Winnipeg at Anaheim, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 4 p.m. San Jose at Vegas, 5 p.m. Vancouver at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Columbus, 6 p.m. Detroit at Rangers, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Toronto at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Blues, 7 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Arizona, 8 p.m.

Saturday Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 6 p.m. Chicago at Florida, 6 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Ottawa, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 6 p.m. Vegas at Arizona, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Blues, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m. Winnipeg at San Jose, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

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in the Western Conference quarterfinals. But Nashville ousted the Blues in six games in the conference semifinals. Jake Allen was in goal for all 11 contests. “We played well,” Allen said. “I think we were pretty happy with the performance last year looking back on it now. We’re familiar with the teams we’re playing this weekend. You know, a couple changes on both teams up front in the lineup. “But really pretty much the whole core of the teams are back. Similar with us. So it’s going to be more or less the same type of game. Nashville’s quick. They’ve got four lines that can score. Good defense and good goalie. So I think it’s going to be our toughest game of the year.” So far the Blues have played only Dallas, Chicago and Colorado among their six Central Division rivals, winning all three contests. But the last of those games — Colorado — came way back on Oct. 19, or five weeks ago. “Typically (division games) bring out the best in you,” Yeo said. “It’s going to bring out the best in them, too. Obviously we’ve got a bull’s-eye right now, teams are chasing us, and we’re not getting team’s B games. “We know that we’re going to face their best. Two teams that we played in the playofs. So I think the rivalry part of it, the emotion part of it, it’s gonna be intense, it’s gonna be fast hockey, and fun to watch.” Like most professional athletes, hockey players live in the moment. But the mere sight of Nashville jerseys on the Scottrade ice probably will evoke memories of the playoff defeat last season. “I can’t imagine that any of our players have forgotten,” Yeo said. “For me, it’s much more about right now, and preparing them for what we’re going to face. There’s a lot of similarities. They’re very much on

When/where • 7 p.m., Scottrade Center TV/radio • Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX (1120 AM) About the Predators • The defending Western Conference champions and Stanley Cup runners-up come to St. Louis on a roll, having won eight of their last nine games and moving up to third place in the Central Division behind the Blues with 28 points. The hot streak nearly coincides with their trade on Nov. 5 for center Kyle Turris of Ottawa — a three-way deal that also involved Colorado. Winger Filip Forsberg has a teamleading 11 goals and 23 points. Goalie Pekka Rinne is tied for third in the NHL in victories (12), among a group that includes the Blues’ Jake Allen. Jim Thomas

top of their game. Defensively, they don’t give up much. And ofensively, they’re as dangerous as we’ve seen them be.” The Predators have been one of hockey’s best teams lately, winning eight of their last nine contests. At 13-6-2, their 28 points puts them within shouting distance of the 165-1 Blues, who lead the Western Conference and are second overall to Tampa Bay and its 33 points. And Nashville has a game in hand on the Blues, having played 21 games to the Blues’ 22. The latest Predators’ victory came Tuesday at home against Montreal, with Kyle Turris’ shootout goal the diference in a 3-2 triumph over the Canadiens. As for the Wild, after recording the most wins (49) and most points (106) in franchise history a year ago, a string of early injuries have made it diicult to gain traction this season.

But Minnesota also won its last time out, defeating Bufalo 5-4 on Tuesday. Entering Friday’s matinee against Colorado, the Wild (10-8-3) are among four teams tied for fourth in the Central with 23 points. “I look at the standings and every team in the Central always wins,” center Paul Stastny said. “You know what I’m saying? It seems the team with the worst record in our division is still somehow .500.” Actually, every team in the Central is above .500, with Dallas barely above breaking even at 11-10-1. The Central is the only one of the NHL’s four divisions where every team has a winning record. “I don’t think it was hard to predict,” Bortuzzo said. “There’s a lot of depth throughout all those lineups — teams that have been there before. Nashville had their run last year. Chicago’s always going to be there. And then Colorado’s playing good hockey, so up and down the division is very strong.” “I think we probably have if not the toughest, one of the toughest divisions in hockey,” Allen said. “And just to make the playofs it’s hard for any of us. It’s going to be a real test.” So even with one of the best starts in franchise history, the Blues have much work to do between now and April, starting with Friday’s 7 p.m. faceof against the Predators. The Blues went 2-3 against Nashville during the regular season in 2016-17. Then, in the first-ever playof meeting between the franchises, four of the six games were decided by one goal. It would have been five of six were it not for a Nashville emptynet goal in the Game 6 series clincher. “We’re definitely going to get into it,” Yeo said. “It’s going to be an intense weekend for sure.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


FOOTBALL

B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • FrIDAy • 11.24.2017

VIKINGS 30, LIONS 23

Vikings 30, Lions 23

Keenum lifts Minnesota

Minnesota 13 7 7 3 — 30 Detroit 0 10 6 7 — 23 First Quarter Min: Rudolph 1 pass from Keenum (kick blocked), 5:29. Min: Keenum 9 run (Forbath kick), 3:55. Second Quarter Det: FG Prater 32, 10:15. Min: Rudolph 22 pass from Keenum (Forbath kick), :37. Det: M.Jones 6 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), :10. Third Quarter Min: Murray 2 run (Forbath kick), 12:52. Det: FG Prater 32, 7:08. Det: FG Prater 50, 1:03. Fourth Quarter Det: M.Jones 43 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), 14:16. Min: FG Forbath 36, 3:42. A: 66,613. Min Det First downs 28 17 Total Net Yards 408 289 Rushes-yards 41-136 15-53 Passing 272 236 Punt Returns 2-14 2-30 Kickoff Returns 2-46 1-35 Interceptions Ret. 1-21 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-30-0 20-35-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-10 3-14 Punts 4-42.8 4-45.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 9-74 8-54 Time of Possession 34:57 25:03 Rushing: Minnesota, Murray 20-84, McKinnon 13-23, Keenum 7-20, S.Diggs 1-9. Detroit, Riddick 5-20, Abdullah 6-14, Tate 2-13, Zenner 1-6, Stafford 1-0. Passing: Minnesota, Keenum 21-30-0-282. Detroit, Stafford 20-35-1-250. Receiving: Minnesota, Thielen 8-89, S.Diggs 5-66, Rudolph 4-63, Wright 2-25, McKinnon 1-31, Floyd 1-8. Detroit, M.Jones 6-109, Ebron 4-34, Tate 4-7, Abdullah 3-29, Golladay 2-61, Riddick 1-10. Missed Field Goals: None.

Chargers 28, Cowboys 6

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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (lef) pulls away from the Lions’ defense to score a touchdown on a 9-yard run in the irst quarter Thursday.

Ex-Ram accounts for three TDs as Vikes take control of NFC North ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT • Case Keenum stood in

the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman quarterback, he picked apart Detroit’s defense with his arm and made plays with his legs to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Lions 30-23 Thursday. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score in the first half to give the Vikings (9-2) a doubledigit lead and they went on to win a seventh straight game. They took a huge step toward winning the NFC North by taking a threegame lead over the second-place Lions (6-5) with five remaining. Keenum, undrafted out of Houston in 2012, suddenly is 7-2 as a starter this season after going 9-15 with the Houston Texas and the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams.

“I want to be great and I have confidence in myself that I can be great,” he said. The Vikings signed him to be a backup and he has made the most of his opportunities with Sam Bradford andTeddy Bridgewater injured. Keenum was 21 of 30 passing for 282 yards with both TD passes going to Kyle Rudolph, giving the Vikings a 20-3 lead late in the second quarter. “Case is amazing because he does so many small things to pick up first downs and keep drives alive,” Rudolph said. “Every time he finds a way to convert another third down, it means we’ve got three more plays to attack the defense. With the number of bigplay guys we’ve got now, we can do a lot of damage with those three plays.” Detroit made mistakes in every phase of the game and Minnesota took advantage. Keenum’s 1-yard pass to Rudolph was made a little easier because the Lions had just

10 defenders on the field. And Keenum’s 9-yard TD run came after Detroit’s Matthew Stafford fumbled while trying to hand of to Ameer Abdullah. The Lions rallied to pull within four points early in the fourth quarter on Stafford’s second TD pass to Marvin Jones, who leaped to beat two defensive backs for the 43-yard score as his quarterback was on the turf with an injured right ankle. But Xavier Rhodes sidetracked Detroit’s comeback hopes with an interception at the Detroit 37 late in the game. Detroit’s Darius Slay blocked a field-goal try with 1:15 left and teammate Nevin Lawson recovered the ball and returned it 77 yards, apparently for a touchdown. But the play was negated by Slay being ofside, giving Minnesota a first down and the Vikings ran out the clock. Stafford struggled even before he sufered an ankle injury late in the game, missing open receiv-

ers, and finished 20 of 35 passing for 250 yards with two TDs and an interception on fourth down with just under three minutes left. And the Lions were held to a total of 53 yards rushing. So instead of winning to pull within a game of Minnesota and having a potential tiebreaker for a playoff spot, the Lions hurt their chances of making a second straight postseason appearance. “Don’t count us out just yet,” coach Jim Caldwell said. “We’ve got a lot of football yet to play.” And so do the Vikes, who got 84 yards rushing — including a 2-yard TD run — from Latavius Murray. Adam Thielen added eight receptions for 89 yards and deflected credit to his quarterback. “Case Keenum is one tough human being,” he said. “When he’s hanging in there — giving you time to get open — you feel like you’re letting him down if you can’t do it. He’s willing to get crushed to make a play, and that makes us want to come though on our end.”

LA Chargers 0 3 13 12 — 28 Dallas 0 0 0 6 — 6 Second Quarter LAC: FG Novak 22, 1:56. Third Quarter LAC: Henry 3 pass from Rivers (kick failed), 8:59. LAC: Ty.Williams 27 pass from Rivers (Kaser kick), 1:46. Fourth Quarter Dal: R.Smith 2 run (pass failed), 12:48. LAC: Allen 42 pass from Rivers (kick failed), 9:58. LAC: King 90 interception return (kick failed), 7:41. A: 93,012. LAC Dal First downs 25 14 Total Net Yards 515 247 Rushes-yards 33-81 20-79 Passing 434 168 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-16 4-102 Interceptions Ret. 2-90 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 27-33-0 20-27-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 2-11 Punts 0-0.0 5-41.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-56 7-60 Time of Possession 36:05 23:55 Rushing: Los Angeles, Gordon 21-65, Ekeler 6-15, Benjamin 1-6, Rivers 5-(minus 5). Dallas, R.Smith 9-41, Morris 9-36, Te.Williams 1-6, Switzer 1-(minus 4). Passing: Los Angeles, Rivers 27-33-0-434. Dallas, Prescott 20-27-2-179. Receiving: Los Angeles, Allen 11-172, Henry 5-76, Ekeler 3-55, Benjamin 3-50, Gordon 3-23, Ty.Williams 2-58. Dallas, Witten 7-44, Te.Williams 4-54, Bryant 3-37, Beasley 2-19, R.Smith 2-7, Morris 1-13, Butler 1-5. Missed Field Goals: Los Angeles, Novak 35.

Redskins 20, Giants 10 New York 0 3 7 Washington 0 3 7 Second Quarter NYG: FG Rosas 30, 4:00. Was: FG Rose 28, :13. Third Quarter Was: Crowder 15 pass from Cousins (Rose kick), 6:32. NYG: Jenkins 53 interception return (Rosas kick), 2:52. Fourth Quarter Was: Doctson 14 pass from Cousins (Rose kick), 3:31. Was: FG Rose 33, 1:49. A: 73,210.

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NYG Was First downs 7 17 Total Net Yards 170 323 Rushes-yards 24-84 31-122 Passing 86 201 Punt Returns 2-8 4-20 Kickoff Returns 2-39 2-38 Interceptions Ret. 1-53 1-1 Comp-Att-Int 13-27-1 19-31-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-27 6-41 Punts 9-41.2 7-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-79 8-55 Time of Possession 25:23 34:37 Rushing: New York, Gallman 9-37, Darkwa 11-30, Vereen 3-18, Manning 1-(minus 1). Washington, Perine 24-100, Marshall 4-18, Cousins 3-4. Passing: New York, Manning 13-27-1-113. Washington, Cousins 19-31-1-242. Receiving: New York, Lewis 3-26, Engram 3-18, King 2-36, Gallman 2-6, Ellison 1-9, Vereen 1-9, Darkwa 1-9. Washington, Crowder 7-141, Perine 3-30, Paul 3-16, Doctson 2-28, Harris 2-12, Marshall 1-12, R.Grant 1-3. Missed field goals: None.

CHARGERS 28, COWBOYS 6

REDSKINS 20, GIANTS 10

Rivers, Allen lead the way as LA keeps Dallas reeling

Cousins, Crowder help hoist Washington to win over NY

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS • Philip Rivers was

more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons. Same with Keenan Allen, who is in only his fifth year. Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Allen had a career-high 172 receiving yards in his second straight huge game and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6. Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for the punctuating touchdown. The Chargers (5-6) moved within 1½ games of AFC West-leading Kansas City after starting 0-4 while the Chiefs won their first five. “Playing on Thanksgiving was everything it was cranked up to be,” said Rivers, who was 27 of 33 passing in his ninth career 400-yard game. “As a quarterback, you want to play well and throw it to your guys, and we did a lot today.” The defending NFC East champion Cowboys (5-6) have lost three straight games by at least 20 points for the first time since 2004, all without suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys have been held under 300 total yards in all three of those games. He has three more games remaining on his ban for allegedly committing domestic violence.

Dallas finally ended a touchdown drought at a team-record 10 quarters on Rod Smith’s 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter, but it was far from enough. The Cowboys have been outscored 72-6 in the second half of the three losses. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was intercepted twice, giving him five in two games after throwing just four a year ago. “I take more responsibility in a loss like this, when the ofense is in a funk. I’m the leader of the unit,” Prescott said. “I’ve got to figure out what I’ve got to do to get that whole unit rolling better and consistent.” The Cowboys already have twice as many losses as they did all of last season. “We’ve just got to figure out what’s going on and get out of this slump,” said Prescott, who was 20 of 27 passing for 179 yards in his third straight game without a TD pass. Meanwhile, Rivers had seven completions of at least 22 yards — including Allen’s 42-yard catch-and-run when he weaved through five defenders for a 22-6 lead. With 500-plus total yards (515) for the first time in two years, overcame the loss of kicker Nick Novak to a back injury. He made a 22-yard field goal after being hurt, but left for good after missing an extra point. Punter Drew Kaser was one for three on extra-point attempts.

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LANDOVER, MD. • Kirk Cousins threw

two touchdown passes to compensate for an interception that was returned for a TD, helping the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. The first half, in particular, was devoid of highlights: The NFC East rivals combined for nine punts and only six points. But Cousins led Washington (5-6) on two TD drives in the second half, connecting with Jamison Crowder on a 15-yarder in the third quarter that broke a 3-3 tie, and with Josh Doctson on a 14-yarder with 3½ minutes remaining in the game. “We kept battling,” Cousins said. “I’m proud of the resiliency of our team. This is a fun moment.” Crowder had seven receptions for 141 yards and the touchdown — his first of the season. “I was just thankful to finally get in the end zone,” Crowder said. “It was a blessing.” In between Cousins’ touchdown passes, cornerback Janoris Jenkins intercepted one of his throws and returned the ball 53 yards to make it 10-10.

This was the first time the Redskins had hosted a game on Thanksgiving, and they and the Giants didn’t exactly treat the national TV audience to a thriller. More of a snoozer. In the second half, the Giants (2-9) had one possession end with an interception by Eli Manning, four end with punts and another when they turned the ball over on downs. They gained 47 yards and one solitary first down in the half and had just 170 in the game. Redskins running back Samaje Perine gained 3 yards on five carries in the first half, although he did finish the game with 24 runs for 100 yards. There were several injuries in the game. Giants linebacker Curtis Grant was carted off the field in the first quarter because of a knee problem and did not return to the game. He appeared to get hurt when a teammate fell on him at the end of a play. As Grant was sitting on the cart, several teammates gathered around and patted him on the head or shook his hand. A couple of Giants players knelt in prayer. Earlier in the first quarter, another New York linebacker, Deontae Skinner, hurt his hamstring.

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B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 2 • FrIDAy • 11.24.2017

VIKINGS 30, LIONS 23

Vikings 30, Lions 23

Keenum lifts Minnesota

Minnesota 13 7 7 3 — 30 Detroit 0 10 6 7 — 23 First Quarter Min: Rudolph 1 pass from Keenum (kick blocked), 5:29. Min: Keenum 9 run (Forbath kick), 3:55. Second Quarter Det: FG Prater 32, 10:15. Min: Rudolph 22 pass from Keenum (Forbath kick), :37. Det: M.Jones 6 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), :10. Third Quarter Min: Murray 2 run (Forbath kick), 12:52. Det: FG Prater 32, 7:08. Det: FG Prater 50, 1:03. Fourth Quarter Det: M.Jones 43 pass from Stafford (Prater kick), 14:16. Min: FG Forbath 36, 3:42. A: 66,613. Min Det First downs 28 17 Total Net Yards 408 289 Rushes-yards 41-136 15-53 Passing 272 236 Punt Returns 2-14 2-30 Kickoff Returns 2-46 1-35 Interceptions Ret. 1-21 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 21-30-0 20-35-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-10 3-14 Punts 4-42.8 4-45.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 9-74 8-54 Time of Possession 34:57 25:03 Rushing: Minnesota, Murray 20-84, McKinnon 13-23, Keenum 7-20, S.Diggs 1-9. Detroit, Riddick 5-20, Abdullah 6-14, Tate 2-13, Zenner 1-6, Stafford 1-0. Passing: Minnesota, Keenum 21-30-0-282. Detroit, Stafford 20-35-1-250. Receiving: Minnesota, Thielen 8-89, S.Diggs 5-66, Rudolph 4-63, Wright 2-25, McKinnon 1-31, Floyd 1-8. Detroit, M.Jones 6-109, Ebron 4-34, Tate 4-7, Abdullah 3-29, Golladay 2-61, Riddick 1-10. Missed Field Goals: None.

Chargers 28, Cowboys 6

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Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (lef) pulls away from the Lions’ defense to score a touchdown on a 9-yard run in the irst quarter Thursday.

Ex-Ram accounts for three TDs as Vikes take control of NFC North ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT • Case Keenum stood in

the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman quarterback, he picked apart Detroit’s defense with his arm and made plays with his legs to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Lions 30-23 Thursday. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score in the first half to give the Vikings (9-2) a doubledigit lead and they went on to win a seventh straight game. They took a huge step toward winning the NFC North by taking a threegame lead over the second-place Lions (6-5) with five remaining. Keenum, undrafted out of Houston in 2012, suddenly is 7-2 as a starter this season after going 9-15 with the Houston Texas and the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams.

“I want to be great and I have confidence in myself that I can be great,” he said. The Vikings signed him to be a backup and he has made the most of his opportunities with Sam Bradford andTeddy Bridgewater injured. Keenum was 21 of 30 passing for 282 yards with both TD passes going to Kyle Rudolph, giving the Vikings a 20-3 lead late in the second quarter. “Case is amazing because he does so many small things to pick up first downs and keep drives alive,” Rudolph said. “Every time he finds a way to convert another third down, it means we’ve got three more plays to attack the defense. With the number of bigplay guys we’ve got now, we can do a lot of damage with those three plays.” Detroit made mistakes in every phase of the game and Minnesota took advantage. Keenum’s 1-yard pass to Rudolph was made a little easier because the Lions had just

10 defenders on the field. And Keenum’s 9-yard TD run came after Detroit’s Matthew Stafford fumbled while trying to hand of to Ameer Abdullah. The Lions rallied to pull within four points early in the fourth quarter on Stafford’s second TD pass to Marvin Jones, who leaped to beat two defensive backs for the 43-yard score as his quarterback was on the turf with an injured right ankle. But Xavier Rhodes sidetracked Detroit’s comeback hopes with an interception at the Detroit 37 late in the game. Detroit’s Darius Slay blocked a field-goal try with 1:15 left and teammate Nevin Lawson recovered the ball and returned it 77 yards, apparently for a touchdown. But the play was negated by Slay being ofside, giving Minnesota a first down and the Vikings ran out the clock. Stafford struggled even before he sufered an ankle injury late in the game, missing open receiv-

ers, and finished 20 of 35 passing for 250 yards with two TDs and an interception on fourth down with just under three minutes left. And the Lions were held to a total of 53 yards rushing. So instead of winning to pull within a game of Minnesota and having a potential tiebreaker for a playoff spot, the Lions hurt their chances of making a second straight postseason appearance. “Don’t count us out just yet,” coach Jim Caldwell said. “We’ve got a lot of football yet to play.” And so do the Vikes, who got 84 yards rushing — including a 2-yard TD run — from Latavius Murray. Adam Thielen added eight receptions for 89 yards and deflected credit to his quarterback. “Case Keenum is one tough human being,” he said. “When he’s hanging in there — giving you time to get open — you feel like you’re letting him down if you can’t do it. He’s willing to get crushed to make a play, and that makes us want to come though on our end.”

LA Chargers 0 3 13 12 — 28 Dallas 0 0 0 6 — 6 Second Quarter LAC: FG Novak 22, 1:56. Third Quarter LAC: Henry 3 pass from Rivers (kick failed), 8:59. LAC: Ty.Williams 27 pass from Rivers (Kaser kick), 1:46. Fourth Quarter Dal: R.Smith 2 run (pass failed), 12:48. LAC: Allen 42 pass from Rivers (kick failed), 9:58. LAC: King 90 interception return (kick failed), 7:41. A: 93,012. LAC Dal First downs 25 14 Total Net Yards 515 247 Rushes-yards 33-81 20-79 Passing 434 168 Punt Returns 0-0 0-0 Kickoff Returns 1-16 4-102 Interceptions Ret. 2-90 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 27-33-0 20-27-2 Sacked-Yards Lost 0-0 2-11 Punts 0-0.0 5-41.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-56 7-60 Time of Possession 36:05 23:55 Rushing: Los Angeles, Gordon 21-65, Ekeler 6-15, Benjamin 1-6, Rivers 5-(minus 5). Dallas, R.Smith 9-41, Morris 9-36, Te.Williams 1-6, Switzer 1-(minus 4). Passing: Los Angeles, Rivers 27-33-0-434. Dallas, Prescott 20-27-2-179. Receiving: Los Angeles, Allen 11-172, Henry 5-76, Ekeler 3-55, Benjamin 3-50, Gordon 3-23, Ty.Williams 2-58. Dallas, Witten 7-44, Te.Williams 4-54, Bryant 3-37, Beasley 2-19, R.Smith 2-7, Morris 1-13, Butler 1-5. Missed Field Goals: Los Angeles, Novak 35.

Redskins 20, Giants 10 New York 0 3 7 Washington 0 3 7 Second Quarter NYG: FG Rosas 30, 4:00. Was: FG Rose 28, :13. Third Quarter Was: Crowder 15 pass from Cousins (Rose kick), 6:32. NYG: Jenkins 53 interception return (Rosas kick), 2:52. Fourth Quarter Was: Doctson 14 pass from Cousins (Rose kick), 3:31. Was: FG Rose 33, 1:49. A: 73,210.

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NYG Was First downs 7 17 Total Net Yards 170 323 Rushes-yards 24-84 31-122 Passing 86 201 Punt Returns 2-8 4-20 Kickoff Returns 2-39 2-38 Interceptions Ret. 1-53 1-1 Comp-Att-Int 13-27-1 19-31-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 4-27 6-41 Punts 9-41.2 7-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-79 8-55 Time of Possession 25:23 34:37 Rushing: New York, Gallman 9-37, Darkwa 11-30, Vereen 3-18, Manning 1-(minus 1). Washington, Perine 24-100, Marshall 4-18, Cousins 3-4. Passing: New York, Manning 13-27-1-113. Washington, Cousins 19-31-1-242. Receiving: New York, Lewis 3-26, Engram 3-18, King 2-36, Gallman 2-6, Ellison 1-9, Vereen 1-9, Darkwa 1-9. Washington, Crowder 7-141, Perine 3-30, Paul 3-16, Doctson 2-28, Harris 2-12, Marshall 1-12, R.Grant 1-3. Missed field goals: None.

CHARGERS 28, COWBOYS 6

REDSKINS 20, GIANTS 10

Rivers, Allen lead the way as LA keeps Dallas reeling

Cousins, Crowder help hoist Washington to win over NY

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS • Philip Rivers was

more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons. Same with Keenan Allen, who is in only his fifth year. Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Allen had a career-high 172 receiving yards in his second straight huge game and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6. Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for the punctuating touchdown. The Chargers (5-6) moved within 1½ games of AFC West-leading Kansas City after starting 0-4 while the Chiefs won their first five. “Playing on Thanksgiving was everything it was cranked up to be,” said Rivers, who was 27 of 33 passing in his ninth career 400-yard game. “As a quarterback, you want to play well and throw it to your guys, and we did a lot today.” The defending NFC East champion Cowboys (5-6) have lost three straight games by at least 20 points for the first time since 2004, all without suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys have been held under 300 total yards in all three of those games. He has three more games remaining on his ban for allegedly committing domestic violence.

Dallas finally ended a touchdown drought at a team-record 10 quarters on Rod Smith’s 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter, but it was far from enough. The Cowboys have been outscored 72-6 in the second half of the three losses. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott was intercepted twice, giving him five in two games after throwing just four a year ago. “I take more responsibility in a loss like this, when the ofense is in a funk. I’m the leader of the unit,” Prescott said. “I’ve got to figure out what I’ve got to do to get that whole unit rolling better and consistent.” The Cowboys already have twice as many losses as they did all of last season. “We’ve just got to figure out what’s going on and get out of this slump,” said Prescott, who was 20 of 27 passing for 179 yards in his third straight game without a TD pass. Meanwhile, Rivers had seven completions of at least 22 yards — including Allen’s 42-yard catch-and-run when he weaved through five defenders for a 22-6 lead. With 500-plus total yards (515) for the first time in two years, overcame the loss of kicker Nick Novak to a back injury. He made a 22-yard field goal after being hurt, but left for good after missing an extra point. Punter Drew Kaser was one for three on extra-point attempts.

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LANDOVER, MD. • In one particularly embarrassing fourth-quarter sequence that drew boos from the home crowd, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins went from planning to punt on fourthand-1 to calling timeout and deciding to go for it, to drawing a delay-of-game penalty and, in the end, punting. That, naturally, elicited more jeers. By the end, Cousins was hearing cheers, because he made up for an interception that was returned for a touchdown by showing the patience to produce a pair of second-half TD passes on slow-developing plays, helping the Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night in a drab game between injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. “There were several plays that I would chalk up to the fact that they were sloppy because it was a short week. We just didn’t have the reps that we needed to,” said Cousins, who was 19 for 31 passing for 242 yards. “I’m just glad we found a way to win.” The NFC East rivals combined for more punts (nine) than points (six) in the first half, which ended 3-3 on a pair of short field goals — from 30 yards by New York’s Aldrick Rosas, and 28 by Washington’s Nick Rose. The big play on Washing-

ton’s lone scoring “drive” of the half? A 37-yard flag for pass interference on New York’s Ross Cockrell; the entire possession covered 38 yards. But Cousins, for whom every game is seemingly a referendum on whether Washington (5-6) should sign him to a long-term deal, connected with Jamison Crowder on a 15-yard pass in the third quarter that broke a 3-3 tie, and with Josh Doctson on a 14-yarder with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the game. On the Crowder play, Cousins was flushed out of the pocket and bought time by moving to his right before throwing into the end zone, where his receiver was “pretty wide open,” according to the QB. On the one to Doctson, Cousins looked for another receiver but eventually came back to last year’s first-round draft pick, saying, “He got separation and made a great catch.” In between, cornerback Janoris Jenkins intercepted Cousins’ pass and returned the ball 53 yards to make it 10-10. That one play involved more yardage than Eli Manning and the Giants (2-9) generated in the entire second half. “Not very good,” coach Ben McAdoo summed up. They gained 47 yards and one solitary first down over the last two quarters and 170 yards in the game.

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Rams try to make up for loss of top receiver Woods FROM NEWS SERVICES

Robert Woods is more than a target to quarterback Jared Gof. The Los Angeles Rams’ top receiver also is an example of professionalism and hard work. Woods has made a significant impact on the Rams in just nine games with his hometown team, catching 47 passes for 703 yards. He shares the team lead in touchdown receptions, nine, with Sammy Watkins. But the Rams (7-3) have to get along without him for a few weeks while he recovers from a shoulder injury, and Goff is hopeful the offense will rise to fill the gap. “On the field, you obviously have the numbers and all that stuff,” Goff said. “His production has been great. But I think of the field, what his presence is at practice is something that people don’t usually see as much. So that’s kind of maybe the bigger part of it.” The Rams went back to work on Wednesday after their 24-7 defeat at Minnesota last weekend. Along with the game, Los Angeles lost Woods to an injury that will keep him out for a significant amount of time during their push for their first playof appearance since 2004, when they were based in St. Louis. A little adversity probably will be good for the Rams, who hadn’t faced much this season before their powerful ofense was shut down by Minnesota. Coach Sean McVay and Goff are hoping the problems don’t linger when they host the New Orleans Saints (8-2) on Sunday in Los Angeles’ second straight showdown between division leaders. “It’s going to be kind of a group efort, and we’ve got a lot of confidence in those guys to step up,” McVay said. “Clearly it’s a big void that we’re going to be missing with Robert and what he’s brought to this team.” Those guys include Watkins and rookie Cooper Kupp, who have been Goff’s top two wideout targets behind Woods. Watkins has 24 catches for 408 yards and four touchdowns since joining the Rams during the preseason. Although his targets and effectiveness have risen and fallen during the season, he remains a big, speedy component in the ofense. Kupp has a few memorable drops during his rookie season, but he also has emerged as a dependable target for Gof — with 38 catches for 481 yards and three scores. Woods, Watkins and Kupp are the Rams’ top three wide receivers, but McVay’s ofense spreads the ball to all eligible receivers. Running back Todd Gurley has 38 catches for 425 yards in a remarkable show of versatility, while tight ends Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett have combined for 27 receptions.

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Robert Woods, who is out, leads the Rams in catches (47) and receiving yards (703).

And then there’s Tavon Austin, the Rams’ former No. 1 receiver. He got a four-year, $42 million contract extension before last season, but the 5-foot-8 speedster primarily has been used as a change-of-pace, gadget player out of the backfield by McVay. Austin has 36 rushes and just seven receptions this season. Olsen on track to return • After backto-back full-workload days, it looks as if Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will play on Sunday, against the Jets. He has been out since suffering a broken his foot in Week 2. Quarterback Cam Newton was limited in practice for a second day because of soreness in his right (throwing) thumb. He is expected to play. Cutler might start • Not being able to fully practice with the ofense this week won’t prevent Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler from starting Sunday’s game against the Patriots, coach Adam Gase said. Cutler, who has concussion symptoms, must be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can play. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday. Brady practices • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who missed practice Wednesday because of an Achilles tendon injury, returned to practice Thursday, albeit on a limited basis, and is expected to start against Miami. Bears lose Floyd • The Chicago Bears put linebacker Leonard Floyd on injured reserve, ending his season because of a knee injury he sufered last weekend.

Integrity, character matter ORTIZ • FROM B1

immortals. In his letter, he cited Section 5 of the election rules: “Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.” If you vote strictly based on how players rated among their contemporaries, as I’ve done in the past, you’ll find that there are more worthy candidates than the 10 votes we can use. On this year’s ballot Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jeff Kent, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mike Mussina, Manny Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker deserve votes. Ever since Bonds, Clemens and Mike Piazza made their debuts on the ballot in 2013, when no player received the required 75 percent of the votes for induction, the ballot has become crowded. The ballot has remained crowded because a significant percentage of the voters have agreed with Morgan’s stance, but the mood has thawed over the last two years. Four players who were on that 2013 ballot — Piazza, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines — have earned induction. The tide began to change significantly once Piazza, who was plagued by PED accusations throughout his career, was elected in the 2016 class. Then Ivan Rodriguez became the first player plagued by steroids allegations to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer in the 2017 class. It’s much easier to fill out a Hall of Fame ballot by judging a player’s record, ability and contributions to his team. By that criteria, Bonds and Clemens have always been on my ballot. The Hall of Fame isn’t complete without the best hitter and pitcher of this generation, but it’s clear Morgan and other Hall of Famers don’t want those two all-time greats in their fraternity. Morgan is the vice chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame board, which includes Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and fellow Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. I reached out to the Hall on Tuesday to see if Morgan spoke for the Hall in his letter to voters. “While the Hall of Fame was made aware, it is a Hall of Famer initiative,” a Hall spokesman replied. “Our role at the Hall of Fame was to support our players who feel strongly enough about this issue that they decided to speak out. They

took the lead on this, and asked us to provide administrative support to help get their message out.” Although it’s quite obvious that past steroid and PED users have been inducted, it’s important to listen to Morgan and the Hall of Famers. But if you’re going to focus on character, Jones is quite lacking. “Y’all think if they took all them gators they trap in Fla and La and put them in the Rio Grande, it wud stop the illegals from crossing? Jk” Jones tweeted on June 8, 2013. Then on Feb. 6, 2015, Jones tweeted this gem: “So the FBI comes out and confirms that Sandy Hook was a hoax! Where is the outrage? What else are we being lied about? Waco? JFK? Pff …” Many people die crossing the border in an attempt to find a better life in America. A man of character and integrity doesn’t dehumanize immigrants with jokes about migrants serving as gator bait. Jones eventually apologized for his truther tweet about the Sandy Hook massacre in which 20 children and six adults were killed. To be clear, Jones will not be the first despicable person inducted into the Hall of Fame, which already has inducted racists, spousal abusers and cheats in the past. As the trite saying goes, it’s the Hall of Fame not the Hall of Saints. Jones will cruise to induction based on his playing career, but his tweets show a tremendous lack of character and integrity, not to mention class. I won’t take the easy route again this year. Jones will make it in easily without my vote. I’ll judge this class on more than just their standing against their peers. I’ll consider character, integrity and Morgan’s request, so I’ll stop voting for Bonds this year. I’ll continue to vote for Clemens because he has done everything possible to clear his name, taking his fight all the way to the halls of Congress and then eventually to federal court, where he was acquitted on six counts of perjury. I’ll also continue to vote for Guerrero, Hoffman, Jeff Kent and Billy Wagner. I’ll add Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGrif, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel. Walker barely missed the cut. Ramirez, Sosa and Sheield fell short of the standards Morgan and several Hall of Famers have set in their request that we keep steroid cheats out. Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks on Twitter jortiz@post-dispatch.com

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TRANSACTIONS FOOTBALL • National Football League BEARS — Placed LB Leonard Floyd on injured reserve. Signed WR Demarcus Ayers to the practice squad. 49ERS — Claimed DL Cassius Marsh off waivers from New England. HOCKEY • National Hockey League COYOTES — Recalled G Marek Langhamer from Tucson (AHL). STARS — Reassigned G Mike McKenna and LW Curtis McKenzie to Texas (AHL). Recalled D Julius Honka from Texas. CANADIENS — Traded F Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2018 fifth-round conditional draft pick. BLUES — Recalled F Sammy Blais from San Antonio (AHL). American Hockey League SAN ANTONIO — Recalled F J.C. Beaudin from Colorado (ECHL).

COLLEGES Area basketball schedule Friday W: Evangel at Southeast Missouri, 3:15 p.m. M: Missouri Baptist vs. Peru State, in Columbia, Mo., 5:30 p.m. W: Missouri vs. Coppin State, in Berkeley, Calif., 6 p.m. M: Evangel at Missouri State, 7 p.m. M: Fontbonne at Eastern Illinois, 7 p.m. (exhibition) M: Coe at Webster, 8 p.m. W: SLU vs. Cleveland State, in Las Vegas, 10 p.m. Saturday W: Lincoln at UMSL, 1 p.m. W: Washington vs. Illinois Wesleyan, in Greencastle, Ind., 1 p.m. W: Webster at Augustana, 1 p.m. M: Missouri Baptist vs. Culver-Stockton, in Columbia, Mo., 1 p.m. M: Trevecca Nazarene at McKendree, 3 p.m. W: Fontbonne vs. Monmouth, at Knox, 3 p.m. W: Bradley at Southeast Missouri, 3:15 p.m. M: SIU Edwardsville at Creighton, 3:30 p.m. M: RMU-Peoria at UMSL, 3:30 p.m. M: Washington vs. Ohio Northern, in Cincinnati, 4 p.m. M: SIU Carbondale at Murray State, 7 p.m. M: Dallas at Fontbonne, 7 p.m. W: SLU vs. LSU, in Las Vegas, 10 p.m. W: Missouri State vs. TBA, in Bahamas, TBA W: Missouri vs. Cal or Manhattan, in Berkeley, Calif., TBA M: Centre/Carthage vs. Coe/ Webster, at Webster, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday M: Washington at Mount St. Joseph, noon M: North Carolina Central at Southeast Missouri, 2 p.m. W: Fontbonne at Knox, 3 p.m. W: Washington vs. DePauw or RoseHulman, in Greencastle, Ind., TBA

National men’s basketball East Rhode Island 75, Seton Hall 74 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 89, Harvard 71 UMBC 84, Chicago St. 73 Villanova 85, Tennessee 76 West Virginia 84, Marist 78 Xavier 83, G. Wash. 64 South Duke 99, Portland St. 81 Nicholls 76, Presbyterian 64 Virginia 68, Vanderbilt 42 W. Kentucky 77, Purdue 73 Midwest

ST. LOUiS POST-diSPaTCH • B9 N. Iowa 64, NC State 60 UCF 68, Nebraska 59 Southwest Arkansas 92, Oklahoma 83 Texas 61, Butler 48 Far West Arizona St. 92, Kansas St. 90 CS Bakersfield 59, Alaska Anchorage 39 Hampton 76, N. Arizona 66 Missouri 95, Long Beach St. 58 North Carolina 102, Portland 78 St. John’s 82, Oregon St. 77 UNLV 85, Utah 58 Washington St. 75, Saint Joseph’s 71 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

How the top 25 fared 1. UConn (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Michigan State, Saturday. 2. Texas (3-0) idle. Next: vs. LSU, Friday. 3. South Carolina (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Rutgers, Friday. 4. Louisville (5-0) idle. Next: vs. Murray State, Friday. 5. UCLA (3-1) idle. Next: vs. UC Riverside, Tuesday. 6. Notre Dame (3-0) idle. Next: vs. ETSU, Friday. 7. Mississippi State (4-0) beat No. 24 Arizona State 65-57. Next: vs. Columbia, Friday. 8. Baylor (4-1) beat Missouri State 100-58. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday. 9. Ohio State (5-1) beat Memphis 100-69. Next: vs. Florida Gulf Coast, Friday. 10. Oregon (4-1) idle. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday. 11. West Virginia (4-0) beat Butler 75-68. Next: vs. Drexel, Friday. 12. Tennessee (4-0) beat No. 20 Marquette 101-99, OT. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Friday. 13. Florida State (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Sacred Heart, Friday. 14. Stanford (3-2) beat Kent State 79-54. Next: vs. GonzagaBelmont winner, Friday. 15. Maryland (3-2) idle. Next: vs. Kennesaw State, Friday. 16. Duke (3-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Oregon State, Saturday. 17. South Florida (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Washington State, Friday. 18. Oregon State (3-1) idle. Next: at No. 16 Duke, Saturday. 19. Texas A&M (3-1) idle. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Sunday. 20. Marquette (1-2) lost to No. 12 Tennessee 101-99, OT. Next: vs. Montana, Friday. 21. California (2-1) idle. Next: vs. Manhattan, Friday. 22. Kentucky (5-0) idle. Next: vs. Marshall, Sunday. 23. Missouri (3-1) idle. Next: vs. Coppin State, Friday. 24. Arizona State (4-1) lost to No. 7 Mississippi State 65-57. Next: vs. Green Bay, Friday. 25. Michigan (3-1) idle. Next: at Ohio, Saturday.

College football Mississippi 31, Mississippi St. 28

NAIA football playofs Quarterfinals | Saturday Northwestern (Iowa) (10-1) at Saint Francis (Ind.) (11-0), 11 a.m. Saint Xavier (10-1) at Morningside (Iowa) (12-0), Noon Georgetown (Ky.) (9-1) at Reinhardt (10-0), 12:30 p.m. Southern Oregon (11-0) at Lindsey Wilson (11-0), 1 p.m. Semifinals | Saturday, Dec. 2 TBD Championship | Saturday, Dec. 16 At Municipal Stadium Daytona Beach, Fla. Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.

FOOTBALL • NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 8 2 0 .800 290 203 Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 208 250 Miami 4 6 0 .400 157 254 NY Jets 4 6 0 .400 201 222 South W L T Pct PF PA Jacksonville 7 3 0 .700 245 141 Tennessee 6 4 0 .600 222 253 Houston 4 6 0 .400 267 262 Indianapolis 3 7 0 .300 179 280 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 8 2 0 .800 227 165 Baltimore 5 5 0 .500 213 171 Cincinnati 4 6 0 .400 169 199 Cleveland 0 10 0 .000 150 259 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 6 4 0 .600 262 220 LA Chargers 5 6 0 .455 249 202 Oakland 4 6 0 .400 204 247 Denver 3 7 0 .300 183 259 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 1 0 .900 320 188 Dallas 5 6 0 .455 248 270 Washington 5 6 0 .455 258 276 NY Giants 2 9 0 .182 172 267 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 8 2 0 .800 302 196 Carolina 7 3 0 .700 213 180 Atlanta 6 4 0 .600 231 210 Tampa Bay 4 6 0 .400 203 228 North W L T Pct PF PA Minnesota 9 2 0 .818 271 195 Detroit 6 5 0 .545 294 264 Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 204 230 Chicago 3 7 0 .300 174 221 West W L T Pct PF PA LA Rams 7 3 0 .700 303 186 Seattle 6 4 0 .600 242 199 Arizona 4 6 0 .400 176 254 San Francisco 1 9 0 .100 174 260 Thursday Minnesota 30, Detroit 23 LA Chargers 28, Dallas 6 Washington 20, NY Giants 10 Sunday Tennessee at Indianapolis, Noon Carolina at NY Jets, Noon Cleveland at Cincinnati, Noon Tampa Bay at Atlanta, Noon Miami at New England, Noon Buffalo at Kansas City, Noon, KMOV-4 Chicago at Philadelphia, Noon, KTVI-2 Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 3:25 p.m. New Orleans at LA Rams, 3:25 p.m., KMOV-4 Green Bay at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., KSDK-5 Monday Houston at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

GOLF Australian Open Thursday | Sydney Purse: $1.25M | Yards: 7,239 | Par: 71 (35-36) First Round | a-amateur Cameron Davis, Australia 30-33 — 63 Taylor Macdonald, Australia 32-33 — 65 Jason Day, Australia 33-33 — 66 Nick Cullen, Australia 31-35 — 66 Alex Edge, Australia 33-33 — 66 Stephen Leaney, Australia 34-33 — 67 Ben Campbell, New Zealand 34-33 — 67 Anthony Quayle, Australia 37-30 — 67 Lucas Herbert, Australia 35-32 — 67 Steven Jeffress, Australia 33-35 — 68 Jason Norris, Australia 36-32 — 68 Jonas Blixt, Sweden 35-33 — 68 Jamie Arnold, Australia 33-35 — 68 Rod Pampling, Australia 35-33 — 68 a-Dylan Perry, Australia 35-33 — 68 Andrew Martin, Australia 34-34 — 68 Matthew Guyatt, Australia 34-34 — 68 Austin Bautista, Australia 34-34 — 68 Also Kramer Hickok, United States 36-33 — 69 Jordan Spieth, United States 35-35 — 70 Brett Jones, United States 37-36 — 73 Mike Miller, United States 36-39 — 75 Zac Blair, United States 38-37 — 75 a-Charles Reiter, United States 35-40 — 75 Mike Weir, Canada 39-38 — 77

Hong Kong Open Thursday | Hong Kong Purse: $2M | Yards: 6,703; Par: 70 (34-36) First Round SSP Chawrasia, India 33-32 — 65 Shubhankar Sharma, India 33-33 — 66 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 32-34 — 66 Thomas Detry, England 34-33 — 67 Keith Horne, South Africa 31-36 — 67 Angelo Que, Philippines 32-35 — 67 Micah Lauren Shin, United States 32-35 — 67 Jamie Donaldson, Wales 31-36 — 67 Poom Saksansin, Thailand 32-35 — 67 Marcus Kinhult, Sweden 35-32 — 67 Li Haotong, China 34-34 — 68 Terry Pilkadaris, Australia 32-36 — 68 Justin Rose, England 34-34 — 68 Wade Ormsby, Australia 31-37 — 68 Julian Suri, United States 33-35 — 68 Tommy Fleetwood, England 34-34 — 68 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 33-35 — 68 Danny Chia, Malaysia 32-36 — 68 Also Sergio Garcia, Spain 33-36 — 69 Sean Crocker, United States 33-36 — 69 Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain 35-34 — 69 Harold Varner III, United States 35-34 — 69 Paul Peterson, United States 35-35 — 70 Chase Koepka, United States 35-36 — 71 Daniel Im, United States 36-36 — 72 Sam Chien, United States 35-37 — 72 Casey O’Toole, United States 35-38 — 73 Johannes Veerman, United States 33-41 — 74 Anthony Kang, United States 37-37 — 74 David Lipsky, United States 36-39 — 75

BASKETBALL • NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Boston 16 3 .842 — Toronto 11 6 .647 4 New York 10 7 .588 5 Philadelphia 10 7 .588 5 Brooklyn 6 11 .353 9 Southeast W L Pct GB Washington 10 8 .556 — Charlotte 8 9 .471 1½ Miami 8 9 .471 1½ Orlando 8 10 .444 2 Atlanta 3 15 .167 7 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 11 6 .647 — Cleveland 11 7 .611 ½ Indiana 10 8 .556 1½ Milwaukee 9 8 .529 2 Chicago 3 13 .188 7½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB Houston 14 4 .778 — San Antonio 11 7 .611 3 New Orleans 10 8 .556 4 Memphis 7 10 .412 6½ Dallas 4 15 .211 10½ Northwest W L Pct GB Minnesota 11 7 .611 — Portland 10 8 .556 1 Denver 10 8 .556 1 Oklahoma City 8 9 .471 2½ Utah 8 11 .421 3½ Pacific W L Pct GB Golden State 13 5 .722 — LA Lakers 8 11 .421 5½ Phoenix 7 12 .368 6½ LA Clippers 6 11 .353 6½ Sacramento 5 13 .278 8 Thursday No games Wednesday Charlotte 129, Washington 124, OT Cleveland 119, Brooklyn 109 Philadelphia 101, Portland 81 LA Clippers 116, Atlanta 103 Miami 104, Boston 98 New York 108, Toronto 100 Dallas 95, Memphis 94 Houston 125, Denver 95 Minnesota 124, Orlando 118 New Orleans 107, San Antonio 90 Oklahoma City 108, Golden State 91 Milwaukee 113, Phoenix 107, OT Utah 110, Chicago 80 Sacramento 113, LA Lakers 102 Friday Portland at Brooklyn, 11 a.m. New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Portland at Washington, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Houston, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 8 p.m. LA Clippers at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Sunday Miami at Chicago, 2:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Memphis, 5 p.m. Monday Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Portland at New York, 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Houston, 7 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. LA Lakers at LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

NBA Leaders SCORING Harden, HOU Antetokounmpo, MIL James, CLE Porzingis, NYK Cousins, NOR Davis, NOR Curry, GOL DeRozan, TOR Lillard, POR Durant, GOL Beal, WAS Booker, PHX Walker, CHA Oladipo, IND Griffin, LAC Embiid, PHL Irving, BOS Aldridge, SAN George, OKC McCollum, POR Gordon, HOU Westbrook, OKC Towns, MIN Wall, WAS Anthony, OKC

G 18 16 18 16 18 17 17 17 18 16 18 19 17 18 17 15 18 18 17 17 16 17 18 16 16

FIELD GOAL PCT. Capela, HOU Adams, OKC Jordan, LAC Kanter, NYK Dedmon, ATL Howard, CHA Sabonis, IND Whiteside, MIA James, CLE Collins, ATL Davis, NOR Gortat, WAS Antetokounmpo, MIL Randle, LAL Porter Jr., WAS Towns, MIN Favors, UTA Horford, BOS 3-POINT PCT. Bjelica, MIN McCollum, POR Miller, NOR Bogdanovic, IND Harris, DEN Tatum, BOS Parsons, MEM Ingles, UTA Porter Jr., WAS Harris, DET Joseph, IND Teletovic, MIL Snell, MIL Covington, PHL FREE THROW PCT. Crawford, MIN Gallinari, LAC Johnson, MIA Wright, TOR Curry, GOL Belinelli, ATL Rubio, UTA Lillard, POR Hood, UTA Murray, DEN Fournier, ORL Harris, DET Kanter, NYK Redick, PHL Jackson, DET

FG 167 182 200 154 164 156 135 147 139 144 153 155 125 146 128 124 149 153 131 133 102 125 138 111 113 FG 102 75 75 101 83 98 80 77 200 89 156 79 182 90 106 138 97 90

3FG 21 50 30 44 39 26 25 47 33 49 22 21 30 59 FT 36 26 33 30 104 29 64 121 44 43 50 29 29 29 46

REBOUNDS Drummond, DET Jordan, LAC Cousins, NOR Howard, CHA Towns, MIN Capela, HOU Davis, NOR Jokic, DEN Embiid, PHL Antetokounmpo, MIL Love, CLE Kanter, NYK

G 17 17 18 17 18 18 17 18 15 16 18 17

ASSISTS Harden, HOU Westbrook, OKC Wall, WAS James, CLE Simmons, PHL Teague, MIN Ball, LAL Schroder, ATL Lowry, TOR Collison, IND Green, GOL Curry, GOL Walker, CHA

G 18 17 16 18 17 18 19 16 17 18 18 17 17

OFF 97 83 37 68 48 59 40 48 29 32 51 63

FT 148 103 79 97 107 115 104 111 121 66 86 81 99 79 97 80 68 79 50 50 75 78 68 84 59

PTS 559 475 514 436 476 441 434 421 445 395 433 437 391 413 389 340 405 394 370 366 335 355 368 325 322

FGA 151 114 114 159 134 164 135 131 342 153 276 141 330 164 195 255 182 169

AVG 31.1 29.7 28.6 27.2 26.4 25.9 25.5 24.8 24.7 24.7 24.1 23.0 23.0 22.9 22.9 22.7 22.5 21.9 21.8 21.5 20.9 20.9 20.4 20.3 20.1 PCT .675 .658 .658 .635 .619 .598 .593 .588 .585 .582 .565 .560 .552 .549 .544 .541 .533 .533

3FGA 41 101 61 91 81 54 52 98 69 104 47 45 65 128

PCT .512 .495 .492 .484 .481 .481 .481 .480 .478 .471 .468 .467 .462 .461

FTA 37 27 35 32 111 31 69 131 48 47 55 32 32 32 51

PCT .973 .963 .943 .938 .937 .935 .928 .924 .917 .915 .909 .906 .906 .906 .902

DEF 163 152 198 152 159 144 151 152 136 133 134 110

TOT 260 235 235 220 207 203 191 200 165 165 185 173

AST 177 164 147 150 131 135 135 113 119 123 119 110 105

AVG 15.3 13.8 13.1 12.9 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.3 10.3 10.2 AVG 9.8 9.6 9.2 8.3 7.7 7.5 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.2

STEALS George, OKC Simmons, PHL Westbrook, OKC Dunn, CHI Butler, MIN Bazemore, ATL Rubio, UTA Curry, GOL Teague, MIN Harris, DEN Cousins, NOR Irving, BOS Young, IND Covington, PHL Rivers, LAC

G 17 17 17 12 16 18 18 17 18 16 18 18 18 17 17

STL 45 35 35 24 31 33 33 31 32 28 31 31 31 29 29

AVG 2.65 2.06 2.06 2.00 1.94 1.83 1.83 1.82 1.78 1.75 1.72 1.72 1.72 1.71 1.71

BLOCKS Porzingis, NYK Durant, GOL Davis, NOR Antetokounmpo, MIL Embiid, PHL Gasol, MEM Lopez, LAL Capela, HOU Udoh, UTA Henson, MIL Cousins, NOR Mejri, DAL Green, GOL Towns, MIN Nogueira, TOR Gasol, SAN Howard, CHA Ibaka, TOR Chriss, PHX

G 16 16 17 16 15 17 19 18 19 16 18 15 18 18 14 18 17 15 19

BLK 37 33 32 30 28 31 33 31 30 25 27 22 26 26 20 24 22 19 24

AVG 2.31 2.06 1.88 1.88 1.87 1.82 1.74 1.72 1.58 1.56 1.50 1.47 1.44 1.44 1.43 1.33 1.29 1.27 1.26


SPORTS

11.24.2017 • Friday • M 2

NFL NOTEBOOK

AMERICA’S LINE

Rams try to make up for loss of top receiver Woods FROM NEWS SERVICES

Robert Woods is more than a target to quarterback Jared Gof. The Los Angeles Rams’ top receiver also is an example of professionalism and hard work. Woods has made a significant impact on the Rams in just nine games with his hometown team, catching 47 passes for 703 yards. He shares the team lead in touchdown receptions, nine, with Sammy Watkins. But the Rams (7-3) have to get along without him for a few weeks while he recovers from a shoulder injury, and Goff is hopeful the offense will rise to fill the gap. “On the field, you obviously have the numbers and all that stuff,” Goff said. “His production has been great. But I think of the field, what his presence is at practice is something that people don’t usually see as much. So that’s kind of maybe the bigger part of it.” The Rams went back to work on Wednesday after their 24-7 defeat at Minnesota last weekend. Along with the game, Los Angeles lost Woods to an injury that will keep him out for a significant amount of time during their push for their first playof appearance since 2004, when they were based in St. Louis. A little adversity probably will be good for the Rams, who hadn’t faced much this season before their powerful ofense was shut down by Minnesota. Coach Sean McVay and Goff are hoping the problems don’t linger when they host the New Orleans Saints (8-2) on Sunday in Los Angeles’ second straight showdown between division leaders. “It’s going to be kind of a group efort, and we’ve got a lot of confidence in those guys to step up,” McVay said. “Clearly it’s a big void that we’re going to be missing with Robert and what he’s brought to this team.” Those guys include Watkins and rookie Cooper Kupp, who have been Goff’s top two wideout targets behind Woods. Watkins has 24 catches for 408 yards and four touchdowns since joining the Rams during the preseason. Although his targets and effectiveness have risen and fallen during the season, he remains a big, speedy component in the ofense. Kupp has a few memorable drops during his rookie season, but he also has emerged as a dependable target for Gof — with 38 catches for 481 yards and three scores. Woods, Watkins and Kupp are the Rams’ top three wide receivers, but McVay’s ofense spreads the ball to all eligible receivers. Running back Todd Gurley has 38 catches for 425 yards in a remarkable show of versatility, while tight ends Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett have combined for 27 receptions.

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Robert Woods, who is out, leads the Rams in catches (47) and receiving yards (703).

And then there’s Tavon Austin, the Rams’ former No. 1 receiver. He got a four-year, $42 million contract extension before last season, but the 5-foot-8 speedster primarily has been used as a change-of-pace, gadget player out of the backfield by McVay. Austin has 36 rushes and just seven receptions this season. Olsen on track to return • After backto-back full-workload days, it looks as if Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will play on Sunday, against the Jets. He has been out since suffering a broken his foot in Week 2. Quarterback Cam Newton was limited in practice for a second day because of soreness in his right (throwing) thumb. He is expected to play. Cutler might start • Not being able to fully practice with the ofense this week won’t prevent Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler from starting Sunday’s game against the Patriots, coach Adam Gase said. Cutler, who has concussion symptoms, must be cleared by an independent neurologist before he can play. He practiced on a limited basis Thursday. Brady practices • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who missed practice Wednesday because of an Achilles tendon injury, returned to practice Thursday, albeit on a limited basis, and is expected to start against Miami. Bears lose Floyd • The Chicago Bears put linebacker Leonard Floyd on injured reserve, ending his season because of a knee injury he sufered last weekend.

Integrity, character matter ORTIZ • FROM B1

immortals. In his letter, he cited Section 5 of the election rules: “Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.” If you vote strictly based on how players rated among their contemporaries, as I’ve done in the past, you’ll find that there are more worthy candidates than the 10 votes we can use. On this year’s ballot Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Jeff Kent, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mike Mussina, Manny Ramirez, Gary Sheffield, Jim Thome, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker deserve votes. Ever since Bonds, Clemens and Mike Piazza made their debuts on the ballot in 2013, when no player received the required 75 percent of the votes for induction, the ballot has become crowded. The ballot has remained crowded because a significant percentage of the voters have agreed with Morgan’s stance, but the mood has thawed over the last two years. Four players who were on that 2013 ballot — Piazza, Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines — have earned induction. The tide began to change significantly once Piazza, who was plagued by PED accusations throughout his career, was elected in the 2016 class. Then Ivan Rodriguez became the first player plagued by steroids allegations to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer in the 2017 class. It’s much easier to fill out a Hall of Fame ballot by judging a player’s record, ability and contributions to his team. By that criteria, Bonds and Clemens have always been on my ballot. The Hall of Fame isn’t complete without the best hitter and pitcher of this generation, but it’s clear Morgan and other Hall of Famers don’t want those two all-time greats in their fraternity. Morgan is the vice chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame board, which includes Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and fellow Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. I reached out to the Hall on Tuesday to see if Morgan spoke for the Hall in his letter to voters. “While the Hall of Fame was made aware, it is a Hall of Famer initiative,” a Hall spokesman replied. “Our role at the Hall of Fame was to support our players who feel strongly enough about this issue that they decided to speak out. They

took the lead on this, and asked us to provide administrative support to help get their message out.” Although it’s quite obvious that past steroid and PED users have been inducted, it’s important to listen to Morgan and the Hall of Famers. But if you’re going to focus on character, Jones is quite lacking. “Y’all think if they took all them gators they trap in Fla and La and put them in the Rio Grande, it wud stop the illegals from crossing? Jk” Jones tweeted on June 8, 2013. Then on Feb. 6, 2015, Jones tweeted this gem: “So the FBI comes out and confirms that Sandy Hook was a hoax! Where is the outrage? What else are we being lied about? Waco? JFK? Pff …” Many people die crossing the border in an attempt to find a better life in America. A man of character and integrity doesn’t dehumanize immigrants with jokes about migrants serving as gator bait. Jones eventually apologized for his truther tweet about the Sandy Hook massacre in which 20 children and six adults were killed. To be clear, Jones will not be the first despicable person inducted into the Hall of Fame, which already has inducted racists, spousal abusers and cheats in the past. As the trite saying goes, it’s the Hall of Fame not the Hall of Saints. Jones will cruise to induction based on his playing career, but his tweets show a tremendous lack of character and integrity, not to mention class. I won’t take the easy route again this year. Jones will make it in easily without my vote. I’ll judge this class on more than just their standing against their peers. I’ll consider character, integrity and Morgan’s request, so I’ll stop voting for Bonds this year. I’ll continue to vote for Clemens because he has done everything possible to clear his name, taking his fight all the way to the halls of Congress and then eventually to federal court, where he was acquitted on six counts of perjury. I’ll also continue to vote for Guerrero, Hoffman, Jeff Kent and Billy Wagner. I’ll add Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGrif, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel. Walker barely missed the cut. Ramirez, Sosa and Sheield fell short of the standards Morgan and several Hall of Famers have set in their request that we keep steroid cheats out. Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks on Twitter jortiz@post-dispatch.com

NFL Favorite Open/current Underdog Sunday BENGALS...............8.5 ... 8....................Browns EAGLES.................13.5. 13.5 ....................Bears PATRIOTS .............. 17 ..16.5 ...............Dolphins CHIEFS...................9.5... 10........................ Bills FALCONS ...............9.5... 10....................... Bucs Panthers .............. 4.5 ..4.5.......................JETS Titans ................... 4.5 ... 3......................COLTS Seahawks............... 7....6.5 ................... 49ERS RAMS.....................2.5...2.5 .................... Saints Jaguars................. 4.5 ..5.5 ...................CARDS RAIDERS................. 5..... 5...................Broncos STEELERS.............. 14 ....14.................. Packers Monday RAVENS.................. 7..... 7.....................Texans COLLEGE FOOTBALL Favorite Open/current Underdog TCU.......................23.5.. 25.................... Baylor TOLEDO................. 14 .. 13.5 ..........W Michigan Va Tech................... 7..... 7.................VIRGINIA No Illinois..............3.5.... 3............ C MICHIGAN Ohio U ....................4....4.5...............BUFFALO Missouri ................ 11 .... 9..............ARKANSAS SAN DIEGO ST .......20... 20 .......... New Mexico HOUSTON............... 5....4.5......................Navy Miami-Fla.............. 14 .. 13.5 ........PITTSBURGH Iowa........................3....3.5 ............NEBRASKA TROY...................... 25... 25..................Texas St C FLORIDA............. 11 ... 10.................S Florida W Kentucky............ 2....2.5 ......FLORIDA INT’L TEXAS...................10.5.. 10............. Texas Tech UCLA....................... 7..... 7................ California Saturday CINCINNATI ............ 5....5.5 ...........Connecticut Boston Coll.............3....3.5 .............SYRACUSE Michigan St ........... 13 ....14................RUTGERS PURDUE ................. 2....2.5 ..................Indiana Ohio St .................. 11 ....12.............. MICHIGAN NC STATE............... 17 ..16.5 ............N Carolina WAKE FOREST....... 12 ....12.......................Duke App’chian St......... 6.5 ... 7............ GEORGIA ST TENNESSEE............ 1 ......1...............Vanderbilt KANSAS ST............2.5...2.5 ..................Iowa St Louisville...............9.5... 10............. KENTUCKY Georgia.................. 11 ....11.................GA TECH Penn St.................. 21 ....22............MARYLAND Northwestern ......16.5.16.5 ...............ILLINOIS N Texas.................13.5...11........................RICE Fla Atlantic...........21.5...22........... CHARLOTTE AIR FORCE.............. 2..... 2....................Utah St MARSHALL........... 4.5 ... 3....................So Miss NEVADA.................2.5.... 3.........................Unlv WASHINGTON........9.5... 10....... Washington St Wyoming...............20... 20 ......... SAN JOSE ST UTAH ....................10.5.10.5 .............. Colorado Arkansas St............8..... 8............UL-MONROE MID TENN ST........12.5. 11.5....... Old Dominion Wisconsin.............. 17 ....17........... MINNESOTA Notre Dame ..........2.5...2.5 ............ STANFORD Clemson ................ 14 ....14...........S CAROLINA LSU........................ 10 ...9.5 ............ Texas A&M Boise St .................. 7..... 7..............FRESNO ST SMU........................8..... 8..................... Tulane OKLAHOMA ST......40....41................... Kansas Arizona..................PK...2.5 .......... ARIZONA ST OKLAHOMA........... 22 ..22.5 ............ W Virginia OREGON ...............25.5.25.5 .............Oregon St NEW MEX ST ..........8....9.5 .....................Idaho UL-LAFAYETTE .......6..... 6............Ga Southern Temple ..................3.5...3.5 ................... TULSA LA TECH.................. 1 .... 1.5 .......................Utsa MEMPHIS .............27.5.. 28.............. E Carolina UAB .......................20... 20 ...................... Utep Alabama.................4....4.5................AUBURN Florida St ............... 5..... 5..................FLORIDA Byu .........................3..... 3....................HAWAII

ST. LOUiS POST-diSPaTCH • B9 Midwest N. Iowa 64, NC State 60 UCF 68, Nebraska 59 Southwest Arkansas 92, Oklahoma 83 Coll. Charles. 59, Sam Houston 49 SMU 66, Arizona 60 Texas 61, Butler 48 Far West Arizona St. 92, Kansas St. 90 CS Bakersfield 59, Alaska Anchorage 39 Florida 108, Stanford 87 Georgia 64, Cal State-Fullerton 57 Hampton 76, N. Arizona 66 Missouri 95, Long Beach St. 58 North Carolina 102, Portland 78 Rider 90, UC-Irvine 82 St. John’s 82, Oregon St. 77 UConn 71, Oregon 63 UNLV 85, Utah 58 Washington St. 75, Saint Joseph’s 71 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

How the top 25 fared 1. UConn (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Michigan State, Saturday. 2. Texas (3-0) idle. Next: vs. LSU, Friday. 3. South Carolina (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Rutgers, Friday. 4. Louisville (5-0) idle. Next: vs. Murray State, Friday. 5. UCLA (3-1) idle. Next: vs. UC Riverside, Tuesday. 6. Notre Dame (3-0) idle. Next: vs. ETSU, Friday. 7. Mississippi State (4-0) beat No. 24 Arizona State 65-57. Next: vs. Columbia, Friday. 8. Baylor (4-1) beat Missouri State 100-58. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Saturday. 9. Ohio State (5-1) beat Memphis 100-69. Next: vs. Florida Gulf Coast, Friday. 10. Oregon (4-1) idle. Next: vs. Oklahoma, Saturday. 11. West Virginia (4-0) beat Butler 75-68. Next: vs. Drexel, Friday. 12. Tennessee (4-0) beat No. 20 Marquette 101-99, OT. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Friday. 13. Florida State (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Sacred Heart, Friday. 14. Stanford (3-2) beat Kent State 79-54. Next: vs. GonzagaBelmont winner, Friday. 15. Maryland (3-2) idle. Next: vs. Kennesaw State, Friday. 16. Duke (3-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Oregon State, Saturday. 17. South Florida (4-0) idle. Next: vs. Washington State, Friday. 18. Oregon State (3-1) idle. Next: at No. 16 Duke, Saturday. 19. Texas A&M (3-1) idle. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Sunday. 20. Marquette (1-2) lost to No. 12 Tennessee 101-99, OT. Next: vs. Montana, Friday. 21. California (2-1) idle. Next: vs. Manhattan, Friday. 22. Kentucky (5-0) idle. Next: vs. Marshall, Sunday. 23. Missouri (3-1) idle. Next: vs. Coppin State, Friday. 24. Arizona State (4-1) lost to No. 7 Mississippi State 65-57. Next: vs. Green Bay, Friday. 25. Michigan (3-1) idle. Next: at Ohio, Saturday.

College football

CFL • Grey Cup, Sunday Favorite Open/current Underdog Calgary................... 7..... 7................... Toronto

Mississippi 31, Mississippi St. 28

NBA Favorite Points Underdog Blazers ......................3.5 ..........................NETS Knicks......................... 2........................HAWKS CELTICS .....................8.5 ........................ Magic THUNDER................... 8........................ Pistons T’WOLVES................... 4............................ Heat Raptors ...................... 1....................... PACERS CAVALIERS ................5.5 .....................Hornets NUGGETS.................... 6...................... Grizzlies Pelicans...................... 6........................... SUNS WARRIORS ................ 19........................... Bulls

Quarterfinals | Saturday Northwestern (Iowa) (10-1) at Saint Francis (Ind.) (11-0), 11 a.m. Saint Xavier (10-1) at Morningside (Iowa) (12-0), Noon Georgetown (Ky.) (9-1) at Reinhardt (10-0), 12:30 p.m. Southern Oregon (11-0) at Lindsey Wilson (11-0), 1 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog RUTGERS 11.5 E Carolina n-Utah St.................... 2..............Northeastern Toledo ........................ 6.....................CORNELL INDIANA....................7.5................. E Michigan GEORGIA TECH.......... 20.......................N Texas S FLORIDA.................PK................Arkansas St KANSAS....................20.5 ................... Oakland TEXAS A&M..............27.5...............Pepperdine WISCONSIN ..............16.5 ........Wisconsin-Milw Nevada.......................11 .......................HAWAII Tennessee Tech.........2.5 ..... Nebraska-Omaha MD-E Shore...............NL..................Jackson St NIAGARA ................... 19........... Alabama A&M UT-Arlington ............14.5 ............... W Carolina Navy .......................... 10............St. Francis-NY FLA GULF-COAST ......8.5 ...................... Denver Fairfield.....................7.5............... Jacksonville WRIGHT ST................NL........... Gardner Webb Loyola-Chicago .......... 4........... NC-Wilmington Valparaiso.................. 6........................ Kent St Tcu............................15.5.............. New Mexico Maryland................... 10..................... St. Bona S DAKOTA ST.............9.5 ...........Southern Miss No Colorado..............4.5 ..........Youngstown St Minnesota................. 14...........Massachusetts Alabama..................... 7..............................Byu PACIFIC...................... 15............Ark-Pine Bluff Canisius.....................PK......................Texas St PENN ST .................... 21.............. Oral Roberts FLORIDA ST..............29.5 ......................Citadel WAKE FOREST...........6.5 .........NC-Greensboro UTAH ........................14.5 ...........E Washington n- Nashville, TN.

Championship | Saturday, Dec. 16 At Municipal Stadium Daytona Beach, Fla. Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.

NHL Favorite Odds Underdog BRUINS..............-$125/+$105............Penguins FLYERS ..............-$125/+$105............Islanders DUCKS ................-$120/even......................Jets WILD..................-$190/+$170 ......... Avalanche Lightning............-$120/even............ CAPITALS VEGAS KNIGHTS -$110/-$110 ................Sharks RANGERS ..........-$165/+$145..........Red Wings DEVILS............... -$135/+$115............. Canucks Oilers................. -$145/+$125..............SABRES BLUE JACKETS... -$155/+$135............ Senators HURRICANES .....-$110/-$110 ....... Maple Leafs BLUES................ -$135/+$115...........Predators Kings .................-$140/+$120 ........... COYOTES STARS................ -$135/+$115............... Flames Grand Salami: Over/under 82.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2017 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS FOOTBALL • National Football League BEARS — Placed LB Leonard Floyd on injured reserve. Signed WR Demarcus Ayers to the practice squad. 49ERS — Claimed DL Cassius Marsh off waivers from New England. HOCKEY • National Hockey League COYOTES — Recalled G Marek Langhamer from Tucson (AHL). STARS — Reassigned G Mike McKenna and LW Curtis McKenzie to Texas (AHL). Recalled D Julius Honka from Texas. CANADIENS — Traded F Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2018 fifth-round conditional draft pick. BLUES — Recalled F Sammy Blais from San Antonio (AHL). American Hockey League SAN ANTONIO — Recalled F J.C. Beaudin from Colorado (ECHL).

COLLEGES Area basketball schedule Friday W: Evangel at Southeast Missouri, 3:15 p.m. M: Missouri Baptist vs. Peru State, in Columbia, Mo., 5:30 p.m. W: Missouri vs. Coppin State, in Berkeley, Calif., 6 p.m. M: Evangel at Missouri State, 7 p.m. M: Fontbonne at Eastern Illinois, 7 p.m. (exhibition) M: Coe at Webster, 8 p.m. W: SLU vs. Cleveland State, in Las Vegas, 10 p.m. Saturday W: Lincoln at UMSL, 1 p.m. W: Washington vs. Illinois Wesleyan, in Greencastle, Ind., 1 p.m. W: Webster at Augustana, 1 p.m. M: Missouri Baptist vs. Culver-Stockton, in Columbia, Mo., 1 p.m. M: Trevecca Nazarene at McKendree, 3 p.m. W: Fontbonne vs. Monmouth, at Knox, 3 p.m. W: Bradley at Southeast Missouri, 3:15 p.m. M: SIU Edwardsville at Creighton, 3:30 p.m. M: RMU-Peoria at UMSL, 3:30 p.m. M: Washington vs. Ohio Northern, in Cincinnati, 4 p.m. M: SIU Carbondale at Murray State, 7 p.m. M: Dallas at Fontbonne, 7 p.m. W: SLU vs. LSU, in Las Vegas, 10 p.m. W: Missouri State vs. TBA, in Bahamas, TBA W: Missouri vs. Cal or Manhattan, in Berkeley, Calif., TBA M: Centre/Carthage vs. Coe/ Webster, at Webster, 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday M: Washington at Mount St. Joseph, noon M: North Carolina Central at Southeast Missouri, 2 p.m. W: Fontbonne at Knox, 3 p.m. W: Washington vs. DePauw or RoseHulman, in Greencastle, Ind., TBA

National men’s basketball East Rhode Island 75, Seton Hall 74 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 89, Harvard 71 UMBC 84, Chicago St. 73 Villanova 85, Tennessee 76 West Virginia 84, Marist 78 Xavier 83, G. Wash. 64 South Duke 99, Portland St. 81 Nicholls 76, Presbyterian 64 Virginia 68, Vanderbilt 42 W. Kentucky 77, Purdue 73

NAIA football playofs

Semifinals | Saturday, Dec. 2 TBD

FOOTBALL • NFL AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 8 2 0 .800 290 203 Buffalo 5 5 0 .500 208 250 Miami 4 6 0 .400 157 254 NY Jets 4 6 0 .400 201 222 South W L T Pct PF PA Jacksonville 7 3 0 .700 245 141 Tennessee 6 4 0 .600 222 253 Houston 4 6 0 .400 267 262 Indianapolis 3 7 0 .300 179 280 North W L T Pct PF PA Pittsburgh 8 2 0 .800 227 165 Baltimore 5 5 0 .500 213 171 Cincinnati 4 6 0 .400 169 199 Cleveland 0 10 0 .000 150 259 West W L T Pct PF PA Kansas City 6 4 0 .600 262 220 LA Chargers 5 6 0 .455 249 202 Oakland 4 6 0 .400 204 247 Denver 3 7 0 .300 183 259 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 1 0 .900 320 188 Dallas 5 6 0 .455 248 270 Washington 5 6 0 .455 258 276 NY Giants 2 9 0 .182 172 267 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 8 2 0 .800 302 196 Carolina 7 3 0 .700 213 180 Atlanta 6 4 0 .600 231 210 Tampa Bay 4 6 0 .400 203 228 North W L T Pct PF PA Minnesota 9 2 0 .818 271 195 Detroit 6 5 0 .545 294 264 Green Bay 5 5 0 .500 204 230 Chicago 3 7 0 .300 174 221 West W L T Pct PF PA LA Rams 7 3 0 .700 303 186 Seattle 6 4 0 .600 242 199 Arizona 4 6 0 .400 176 254 San Francisco 1 9 0 .100 174 260 Thursday Minnesota 30, Detroit 23 LA Chargers 28, Dallas 6 Washington 20, NY Giants 10 Sunday Tennessee at Indianapolis, Noon Carolina at NY Jets, Noon Cleveland at Cincinnati, Noon Tampa Bay at Atlanta, Noon Miami at New England, Noon Buffalo at Kansas City, Noon, KMOV-4 Chicago at Philadelphia, Noon, KTVI-2 Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 3:25 p.m. New Orleans at LA Rams, 3:25 p.m., KMOV-4 Green Bay at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., KSDK-5 Monday Houston at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

GOLF Australian Open Thursday | Sydney Purse: $1.25M | Yards: 7,239 | Par: 71 (35-36) First Round | a-amateur Cameron Davis, Australia 30-33 — 63 Taylor Macdonald, Australia 32-33 — 65 Jason Day, Australia 33-33 — 66 Nick Cullen, Australia 31-35 — 66 Alex Edge, Australia 33-33 — 66 Stephen Leaney, Australia 34-33 — 67 Ben Campbell, New Zealand 34-33 — 67 Anthony Quayle, Australia 37-30 — 67 Lucas Herbert, Australia 35-32 — 67 Steven Jeffress, Australia 33-35 — 68 Jason Norris, Australia 36-32 — 68 Jonas Blixt, Sweden 35-33 — 68 Jamie Arnold, Australia 33-35 — 68 Rod Pampling, Australia 35-33 — 68 a-Dylan Perry, Australia 35-33 — 68 Andrew Martin, Australia 34-34 — 68 Matthew Guyatt, Australia 34-34 — 68 Austin Bautista, Australia 34-34 — 68 Also Kramer Hickok, United States 36-33 — 69 Jordan Spieth, United States 35-35 — 70 Brett Jones, United States 37-36 — 73 Mike Miller, United States 36-39 — 75 Zac Blair, United States 38-37 — 75 a-Charles Reiter, United States 35-40 — 75 Mike Weir, Canada 39-38 — 77

Hong Kong Open Thursday | Hong Kong Purse: $2M | Yards: 6,703; Par: 70 (34-36) First Round SSP Chawrasia, India 33-32 — 65 Shubhankar Sharma, India 33-33 — 66 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 32-34 — 66 Thomas Detry, England 34-33 — 67 Keith Horne, South Africa 31-36 — 67 Angelo Que, Philippines 32-35 — 67 Micah Lauren Shin, United States 32-35 — 67 Jamie Donaldson, Wales 31-36 — 67 Poom Saksansin, Thailand 32-35 — 67 Marcus Kinhult, Sweden 35-32 — 67 Li Haotong, China 34-34 — 68 Terry Pilkadaris, Australia 32-36 — 68 Justin Rose, England 34-34 — 68 Wade Ormsby, Australia 31-37 — 68 Julian Suri, United States 33-35 — 68 Tommy Fleetwood, England 34-34 — 68 Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 33-35 — 68 Danny Chia, Malaysia 32-36 — 68 Also Sergio Garcia, Spain 33-36 — 69 Sean Crocker, United States 33-36 — 69 Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain 35-34 — 69 Harold Varner III, United States 35-34 — 69 Paul Peterson, United States 35-35 — 70 Chase Koepka, United States 35-36 — 71 Daniel Im, United States 36-36 — 72 Sam Chien, United States 35-37 — 72 Casey O’Toole, United States 35-38 — 73 Johannes Veerman, United States 33-41 — 74 Anthony Kang, United States 37-37 — 74 David Lipsky, United States 36-39 — 75

BASKETBALL • NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct GB Boston 16 3 .842 — Toronto 11 6 .647 4 New York 10 7 .588 5 Philadelphia 10 7 .588 5 Brooklyn 6 11 .353 9 Southeast W L Pct GB Washington 10 8 .556 — Charlotte 8 9 .471 1½ Miami 8 9 .471 1½ Orlando 8 10 .444 2 Atlanta 3 15 .167 7 Central W L Pct GB Detroit 11 6 .647 — Cleveland 11 7 .611 ½ Indiana 10 8 .556 1½ Milwaukee 9 8 .529 2 Chicago 3 13 .188 7½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct GB Houston 14 4 .778 — San Antonio 11 7 .611 3 New Orleans 10 8 .556 4 Memphis 7 10 .412 6½ Dallas 4 15 .211 10½ Northwest W L Pct GB Minnesota 11 7 .611 — Portland 10 8 .556 1 Denver 10 8 .556 1 Oklahoma City 8 9 .471 2½ Utah 8 11 .421 3½ Pacific W L Pct GB Golden State 13 5 .722 — LA Lakers 8 11 .421 5½ Phoenix 7 12 .368 6½ LA Clippers 6 11 .353 6½ Sacramento 5 13 .278 8 Thursday No games Wednesday Charlotte 129, Washington 124, OT Cleveland 119, Brooklyn 109 Philadelphia 101, Portland 81 LA Clippers 116, Atlanta 103 Miami 104, Boston 98 New York 108, Toronto 100 Dallas 95, Memphis 94 Houston 125, Denver 95 Minnesota 124, Orlando 118 New Orleans 107, San Antonio 90 Oklahoma City 108, Golden State 91 Milwaukee 113, Phoenix 107, OT Utah 110, Chicago 80 Sacramento 113, LA Lakers 102 Friday Portland at Brooklyn, 11 a.m. New York at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Memphis at Denver, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Chicago at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Saturday Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Portland at Washington, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Houston, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 8 p.m. LA Clippers at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Sunday Miami at Chicago, 2:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Memphis, 5 p.m. Monday Cleveland at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Portland at New York, 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Houston, 7 p.m. Dallas at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. LA Lakers at LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Sacramento at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

NBA Leaders SCORING Harden, HOU Antetokounmpo, MIL James, CLE Porzingis, NYK Cousins, NOR Davis, NOR Curry, GOL DeRozan, TOR Lillard, POR Durant, GOL Beal, WAS Booker, PHX Walker, CHA Oladipo, IND Griffin, LAC Embiid, PHL Irving, BOS Aldridge, SAN George, OKC McCollum, POR Gordon, HOU Westbrook, OKC Towns, MIN Wall, WAS Anthony, OKC

G 18 16 18 16 18 17 17 17 18 16 18 19 17 18 17 15 18 18 17 17 16 17 18 16 16

FIELD GOAL PCT. Capela, HOU Adams, OKC Jordan, LAC Kanter, NYK Dedmon, ATL Howard, CHA Sabonis, IND Whiteside, MIA James, CLE Collins, ATL Davis, NOR Gortat, WAS Antetokounmpo, MIL Randle, LAL Porter Jr., WAS Towns, MIN Favors, UTA Horford, BOS 3-POINT PCT. Bjelica, MIN McCollum, POR Miller, NOR Bogdanovic, IND Harris, DEN Tatum, BOS Parsons, MEM Ingles, UTA Porter Jr., WAS Harris, DET Joseph, IND Teletovic, MIL Snell, MIL Covington, PHL FREE THROW PCT. Crawford, MIN Gallinari, LAC Johnson, MIA Wright, TOR Curry, GOL Belinelli, ATL Rubio, UTA Lillard, POR Hood, UTA Murray, DEN Fournier, ORL Harris, DET Kanter, NYK Redick, PHL Jackson, DET

FG 167 182 200 154 164 156 135 147 139 144 153 155 125 146 128 124 149 153 131 133 102 125 138 111 113 FG 102 75 75 101 83 98 80 77 200 89 156 79 182 90 106 138 97 90

3FG 21 50 30 44 39 26 25 47 33 49 22 21 30 59 FT 36 26 33 30 104 29 64 121 44 43 50 29 29 29 46

REBOUNDS Drummond, DET Jordan, LAC Cousins, NOR Howard, CHA Towns, MIN Capela, HOU Davis, NOR Jokic, DEN Embiid, PHL Antetokounmpo, MIL Love, CLE Kanter, NYK

G 17 17 18 17 18 18 17 18 15 16 18 17

ASSISTS Harden, HOU Westbrook, OKC Wall, WAS James, CLE Simmons, PHL Teague, MIN Ball, LAL Schroder, ATL Lowry, TOR Collison, IND Green, GOL Curry, GOL Walker, CHA

G 18 17 16 18 17 18 19 16 17 18 18 17 17

OFF 97 83 37 68 48 59 40 48 29 32 51 63

FT 148 103 79 97 107 115 104 111 121 66 86 81 99 79 97 80 68 79 50 50 75 78 68 84 59

PTS 559 475 514 436 476 441 434 421 445 395 433 437 391 413 389 340 405 394 370 366 335 355 368 325 322

FGA 151 114 114 159 134 164 135 131 342 153 276 141 330 164 195 255 182 169

AVG 31.1 29.7 28.6 27.2 26.4 25.9 25.5 24.8 24.7 24.7 24.1 23.0 23.0 22.9 22.9 22.7 22.5 21.9 21.8 21.5 20.9 20.9 20.4 20.3 20.1 PCT .675 .658 .658 .635 .619 .598 .593 .588 .585 .582 .565 .560 .552 .549 .544 .541 .533 .533

3FGA 41 101 61 91 81 54 52 98 69 104 47 45 65 128

PCT .512 .495 .492 .484 .481 .481 .481 .480 .478 .471 .468 .467 .462 .461

FTA 37 27 35 32 111 31 69 131 48 47 55 32 32 32 51

PCT .973 .963 .943 .938 .937 .935 .928 .924 .917 .915 .909 .906 .906 .906 .902

DEF 163 152 198 152 159 144 151 152 136 133 134 110

TOT 260 235 235 220 207 203 191 200 165 165 185 173

AST 177 164 147 150 131 135 135 113 119 123 119 110 105

AVG 15.3 13.8 13.1 12.9 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.3 10.3 10.2 AVG 9.8 9.6 9.2 8.3 7.7 7.5 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.2

STEALS George, OKC Simmons, PHL Westbrook, OKC Dunn, CHI Butler, MIN Bazemore, ATL Rubio, UTA Curry, GOL Teague, MIN Harris, DEN Cousins, NOR Irving, BOS Young, IND Covington, PHL Rivers, LAC

G 17 17 17 12 16 18 18 17 18 16 18 18 18 17 17

STL 45 35 35 24 31 33 33 31 32 28 31 31 31 29 29

AVG 2.65 2.06 2.06 2.00 1.94 1.83 1.83 1.82 1.78 1.75 1.72 1.72 1.72 1.71 1.71

BLOCKS Porzingis, NYK Durant, GOL Davis, NOR Antetokounmpo, MIL Embiid, PHL Gasol, MEM Lopez, LAL Capela, HOU Udoh, UTA Henson, MIL Cousins, NOR Mejri, DAL Green, GOL Towns, MIN Nogueira, TOR Gasol, SAN Howard, CHA Ibaka, TOR Chriss, PHX

G 16 16 17 16 15 17 19 18 19 16 18 15 18 18 14 18 17 15 19

BLK 37 33 32 30 28 31 33 31 30 25 27 22 26 26 20 24 22 19 24

AVG 2.31 2.06 1.88 1.88 1.87 1.82 1.74 1.72 1.58 1.56 1.50 1.47 1.44 1.44 1.43 1.33 1.29 1.27 1.26


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B10 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • FrIDAy • 11.24.2017

TURKEY DAY CXVI

GIVE ’EM FIVE Fifth victory in a row is best for Pioneers in a series that dates to 1898 KIRKWOOD 35, WEBSTER GROVES 7

BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

Webster 0 0 0 7 7 Kirkwood 14 0 7 14 35 K: Wise 13 run (Williams kick), 2:03 K: Makuta 15 pass from Wise (Williams kick), 0:10 K: Maclin 56 punt return (Williams kick), 6:32 K: Wise 23 run (kick failed), 10:35 K: D. Clay 21 run (Maclin run), 8:07 W: Banks 36 pass from Quinones (Davis kick), 1:25

KIRKWOOD • Red and

white flag braced against his shoulder, Tyriek Lewis watched his teammates carry the Frisco Bell across the artificial surface. A senior linebacker for the Kirkwood football team, Lewis was content to let the other Pioneers haul their prize back to its home inside Kirkwood High. “The bell is way too heavy,” Lewis said with a smile. “But I love ringing it, though.” The Pioneers rang it all Thursday afternoon and will keep ringing it for at least one more year. Kirkwood beat rival Webster Groves 35-7 in the annual Turkey Day Game at Lyons Memorial Field. It’s the Pioneers’ fifth consecutive win over the Statesmen. Webster Groves still holds a 5851-7 edge all-time between these rivals, who began their gridiron rivalry in 1898. “It scares you to lose it,” said Kirkwood coach Farrell Shelton, now 3-0 on Turkey Day. “I had an alumni tell me the other day the worst thing in the world is senior year, watching that bell leave and go back to Webster. The community and alumni support is just fantastic. The kids really cherish it.” In its past five victories, Kirkwood (9-2) has had its way with Webster Groves (5-5). The streak began in 2013 with a 44-0 victory. Last season’s 17-6 win was as close as it’s been, and

JON GITCHOFF • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

Kirkwood players carry the bell of the ield after defeating Webster Groves 35-7 in the 116th annual Turkey Day football game Thursday at Kirkwood High School. It was the Pioneers’ ifth consecutive victory in the series.

that came five days after Kirkwood won the Class 6 state title and lost starting quarterback Reece Goddard in the first half to an injury. Thursday was another one-sided matchup as the Pioneers defense teed off on the Statesmen. Kirkwood senior linebacker and running back Daron Clay had eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Junior defensive end Arvell Ferguson Jr. had four tackles that included two for loss and a sack. Webster’s offense was hampered for the second consecutive season by a season-ending injury to

senior quarterback John Doria. He broke his collarbone in the final regularseason game against Summit. In his place was Enrique Quinones. A sophomore, Quinones completed 12 of 26 passes for 96 yards, 36 of which came on a touchdown pass to Jacobie Banks with 1 minute and 25 seconds left on the clock. He was intercepted once. “I told Farrell thanks for subbing his corner, it was nice to get a touchdown,” Webster Groves coach Clif Ice said wryly. “We had some shots during the day, you don’t like to get shut out but we’d much rather have the win.”

Webster’s defense held Kirkwood in check much of the game. The Pioneers led 14-0 at halftime but could have had more had the Statesmen not come up with a fumble recovery and an interception late in the first half. “Early they hung in there. We were fortunate to just be down two scores at halftime. We needed something out of our offense. We got stops early and couldn’t punch it in,” Ice said. “I think they just wore down. That was what was going to happen if we couldn’t generate any offense and we couldn’t.”

Senior linebacker Anthony Brown had 16 tackles to lead the Statesmen despite leaving in the second quarter with an apparent leg injury. Kirkwood took a 21-0 lead when junior receiver Jairus Maclin returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown with 6:32 to play in the third quarter. Junior quarterback Cooper Wise rushed for a 23yard touchdown 87 seconds into the fourth quarter that made it 27-0 after the point-after kick was blocked. Wise was dynamic and gave a glimpse of what’s to come for the Pioneers. He

JON GITCHOFF • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

Members of the Webster Groves marching band perform Thursday during the annual Turkey Day football game against Kirkwood at Kirkwood High School.

rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries and scored twice. He completed 14 of 17 passes for 146 yards, one touchdown and was intercepted twice. He found junior receiver Micah Makuta on a short pass that went through the heart of the Statesmen defense for a 15-yard touchdown. “It feels great getting one for the seniors and the community,” Wise said. “It was nice.” Clay rushed for 100 yards and scored on a 21yard scamper that made it 33-0. Maclin rushed in for the 2-point conversion to start the 35-0 mercy rule running clock with 8:07 to play. Kirkwood has now graduated two classes that have never shared the bell. It’s the longest such streak for Kirkwood in the rivalry. After losing in the district semifinals at Lindbergh on a field goal with 8 seconds to play, Thursday’s victory was a sweet way to end the season. “It means a lot to us, especially the seniors. We had a chip on our shoulder, definitely,” Lewis said. “Feels nice to make the alumni proud, community proud and keep everyone happy and push our program into next year.”

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Kirkwood High School pom squad members perform Thursday during halftime at the annual Turkey Day football game between Kirkwood and Webster Groves.

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ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS • GIRLS VOLLEYBALL AAA LARGE Archdiocesan Athletics Association, large-schools division, 2017 girls volleyball all-conference: SUPERLATIVES Player of the year: S Allie Otten, jr., St. Dominic Newcomer of the year: Audrey Weber, fr., St Dominic Co-coaches of the year: Courtney Bland, St. Dominic; Andrea Beaty, Borgia FIRST TEAM RH Claire Weber, so., Duchesne S Rachel Briscoe, sr., Duchesne MB Amelia Neels, so., Notre Dame RS Martha Glastetter, sr., Borgia L Paige Lynn, jr., Borgia L Lindsay Woltering, jr., St. Dominic SECOND TEAM MB Lexi Burkemper, sr., St. Dominic S Abby Lynn, so., Borgia OH Sarah Laaker, jr., Notre Dame MH Katie Schmidt, sr., Duchesne OH Audrey Cage, so., Rosati-Kain L Amy Edmundson, so., Duchesne

AAA SMALL Archdiocesan Athletics Association, small-schools division, 2017 girls volleyball all-conference: SUPERLATIVES Player of the year: OH Alyse Cundiff, jr., O’Fallon Christian Newcomer of the year: S Addison Lyon, fr., O’Fallon Christian Coach of the year: Todd Lyon, O’Fallon Christian FIRST TEAM MB Ashley Ernstmeyer, jr., Lutheran St. Charles S Alli Gueck, sr., Lutheran St. Charles OH Emma Fisher, jr., Trinity S Lyon, O’Fallon Christian S Mary Nelson, sr., DuBourg L Lucy Randall, sr., O’Fallon Christian SECOND TEAM MB Kennedy Davis, so., O’Fallon Christian MB Kalynn Davis, so., O’Fallon Christian MB Jenna Grzeskowiak, so., Lutheran St. Charles OH Colleen Preusser, so., Lutheran St. Charles OPP Isabelle Degrande, jr., Lutheran St. Charles OH Emily Skerston, jr., Lutheran St. Charles L Lexi Bracken, sr., DuBourg

METRO LEAGUE Metro League 2017 girls volleyball all-conference: SUPERLATIVES Player of the year: Livie Sandt jr., Lutheran South FIRST TEAM Peyton Van Nest, jr., Lutheran South Natalie Robinson, jr., Lutheran South Danielle Bishop, jr., Lutheran South Michaela Bach, sr., John Burroughs Kristen Mason, sr., John Burroughs Madeline Williams, sr., Westminster Emma Gustufson, jr., Westminster Katie Trowbridge, jr., MICDS SECOND TEAM Katie Brown, sr., Lutheran South Emma Lind, sr., Lutheran South Abbie Meyer, jr., Lutheran South Melanie Molen, sr., John Burroughs Avery Engelmeyer, sr., Westminster Sophia Boyd, fr., MICDS Kodi Hayes, sr., MICDS Viviane De Castro, sr., Principia Adia Buford, sr., Lutheran North

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY FIRST TEAM Claire Diercks, jr., Highland Emmy Nyquist, jr., Highland Jennessa Kimmle, jr., Highland

Tieghan Morio, sr., Mascoutah Sydney Steed, sr., Triad Janney Hays, jr., Triad Hannah Cope, jr., Waterloo SECOND TEAM Megan Vidmar, so., Highland Megan Ramsey, jr., Highland Sydney Waeltz, sr., Mascoutah Kayla Rudolphi, sr., Mascoutah Sydney Thomas, jr., Triad Kelly Pottorff, sr., Triad Skylar Geske, jr., Waterloo HONORABLE MENTION Hannah Schmidt, sr., Civic Memorial Susan Buchanan, sr., Civic Memorial Megan Sands, sr., Highland Samantha Ayres, sr., Jerseyville Faith Franke, sr., Jerseyville Lauren McCurley, sr., Triad Lauren Johnson, so., Triad

MWAA Metro Women’s Athletics Association 2017 volleyball all-conference: FIRST TEAM Gretchen Graf, sr., Nerinx Hall Megan Cantwell, sr., Cor Jesu Katelyn Kirtley, sr., Villa Duchesne Gabby Blossom, sr., St. Joseph’s Madison Gresham, sr., St. Joseph’s Tara Beilsmith, jr., St. Joseph’s Morgan Smith, sr., St. Joseph’s Anya Mehta, so., Whitfield Claire Ferguson, sr., Visitation Anna Bair, jr., Ursuline Ally Reichart, sr., Incarnate Word Tori Stuart, jr., Incarnate Word SECOND TEAM Jillian Mattingly, so., Cor Jesu Claire Ochs, jr., St. Joseph’s Lizzie Hagerty, sr., Nerinx Hall Kylee Wall, sr., Nerinx Hall Gabby Sprich, so., Visitation Lauren Bretscher, jr., Ursuline Tori Cichelero, jr., Ursuline Abbie Schnell, so., Incarnate Word Payton Lowrey, sr., Cor Jesu Ashley Federer, jr., Villa Duchesne Becca Zaber, so., Visitation Emily Imo, sr., Ursuline HONORABLE MENTION McKenna Kruse, so., Villa Duchesne Sophia Chrysler, sr., Whitfield Emily Kampen, sr., Whitfield Sydney Goodin, jr., Visitation Rachel McIntyre, sr., Incarnate Word Anna Wilkison, so., Incarnate Word Rosie Newman, jr., Nerinx Hall Johni Bunkers, sr., St. Joseph’s

PUBLIC HIGH LEAGUE Public High League 2017 girls volleyball all-conference: SUPERLATIVES Player of the year: Breyanna Howard, sr., Miller Career Coach of the year: Erica Polk, Miller Career FIRST TEAM Jamyiah Hughes, sr., Carnahan Brooke Flowers, sr., Metro Jalen Simmons, jr., Vashon Airrelle Porchia, jr., Miller Career Trinity Sky-Hall, sr., Metro SECOND TEAM Kaniha Leachman, fr., Vashon Sarica Murrey, sr., Sumner Monia Harris, jr., Sumner Mikenzie Burt, jr., Metro

Rayvin Webber, sr., McKinley Mercedez Towns, sr., Miller Career HONORABLE MENTION Terri-El Herndon, so., Carnahan Addisyn Sanders, sr., Metro Libbion Lunceford, sr., Carnahan Mariama Brown, sr., Miller Career Anna Nissen, jr., Metro Brianna Johnson, jr., Carnahan Kamyra Balton, jr., Miller Career Analeese Cruise, jr., Vashon Dimon Phillips, sr., Miller Career Tiona Robinson, so., Vashon Jordan Isaiah, sr., Carnahan Taylor Thomas, sr., Soldan

SOUTHWESTERN FIRST TEAM Elise Smith, sr., O’Fallon Rachel Pranger, sr., Edwardsville Kaylee Hanger, sr., Belleville West Kate Martin, sr., Edwardsville Rachel Verdun, sr., Edwardsville Lauren LePere, jr., O’Fallon Kameryn Sillmon, sr., Belleville East DS Megan Woll, sr., Edwardsville SECOND TEAM Katherine Koch, jr., Belleville West Emily Stahl, sr., Alton Alyssa Grimm, jr., Collinsville Kenzee Simmers, jr., O’Fallon Maria Smith, so., Edwardsville Morgan Tanksley, sr., Granite City DS Kaity Mueller, sr., O’Fallon DS Tori Oldham, jr., Belleville West THIRD TEAM Kelli Determan, jr., Belleville East Nisha Quarles, sr., Belleville West Hannah Scrum, so., Collinsville Abby Braswell, jr., O’Fallon Alexa Harris, fr., Edwardsville Jayla Holcombe, so., East St. Louis DS Kate Trickey, so., Belleville East

SUBURBAN CENTRAL AMERICAN SUPERLATIVES Players of the year MH Briana Brock, sr., McCluer South-Berkeley MH Whitney Huling, jr., University City Coach of the year: Zachary Giljum, Jennings FIRST TEAM MH Kayla Snipes, sr., Normandy OH Shaquina Johnson, sr., Jennings OH Timberly Long, sr., Jennings OH Rowan Hoel, jr., University City LIB Shiann Johnson, jr., Jennings S Jade Coleman, jr., McCluer South-Berkeley S Lakeecia Taylor, sr., University City SECOND TEAM MH Arionna McMiller, jr., McCluer South-Berkeley LIB Iyanah Westbrook, sr., McCluer South-Berkeley MH Aaliyah Moore, sr., University City LIB Jahlyn Richmond, sr., University City MH Amoni White, jr., Jennings S Daneisha Elem, jr., McCluer South-Berkeley S Aaliyah Scott, so., Jennings

SUBURBAN CENTRAL NATIONAL SUPERLATIVES Player of the year: OH Sophia Cristiani, sr., Parkway Central Coach of the year: Tom Schaefer, Parkway Central FIRST TEAM OH Colleen Smith, so., Parkway West MB Aris McCurdy, jr., Ladue OH Lana Cristiani, so., Parkway Central RS Claire Goedde, sr., Parkway West

S Caroline Shaw, sr., Parkway West MB/OPP Claire Whitehouse, sr., Parkway Central OH Kate Reiff, sr., Ladue SECOND TEAM S Kaili Smith, jr., Ladue S/RS Madison Walker, sr., Affton MB Sohpia Ryan, sr., Clayton L Katelyn Matzdorf, so., Parkway Central L Tess Allgeyer, jr., Parkway West L Rachel Busse, jr., Affton MB Mackenzie Duvall, jr., Parkway Central

SUBURBAN XII NORTH SUPERLATIVES Player of the year: OH Holly Withington, jr., Hazelwood West Coach of the year: Andrew Carter, McCluer FIRST TEAM MH Taylor Sims, sr., Hazelwood Central L Paige Brittingham, so., McCluer North S Victoria Jenkins, sr., Hazelwood Central MH Sidney Bailey, jr., Hazelwood Central RS Jasmine McCormick, sr., Hazelwood West L Emma Sievers, sr., Hazelwood West SECOND TEAM MH J’La Rozelle, jr., Hazelwood East S Meaghan Hodgkins, sr., Hazelwood West DS Gabbreill Cowan, sr., Hazelwood Central RS Taylor Ramsey, sr., Hazelwood Central MH Brittany Benz, sr., McCluer North MH Shanell Dudley, sr., Hazelwood East

SUBURBAN XII SOUTH SUPERLATIVES Player of the year: OH Abby Wuebbeling, sr., Webster Groves Coach of the year: Jeff Ridgway, Webster Groves FIRST TEAM MH/OH Sara Brown, sr., Kirkwood DS Abby Gunn, sr., Kirkwood OH Amber Schade, so., Summit S Megan Eickhoff, jr., Webster Groves MH Julia Brooks, jr., Parkway North S Hanna Sondag, jr., Webster Groves SECOND TEAM OH/MH Annie Bryan, sr., Kirkwood OPP Samantha Schuler, fr., Pattonville S Emily Condra, jr., Summit S Megan Reese, jr., Pattonville OH Rachel Ernst, jr., Summit MH Jessie Mireles, sr., Webster Groves L Brenda Reed, sr., Ritenour

SUBURBAN WEST Suburban West 2017 girls volleyball all-conference: FIRST TEAM OH Merry Gebel, sr., Lafayette MB Lily Cooper, sr., Lafayette OH Megan Fortner, jr., Northwest OH Emma Lattimore, sr., Eureka L Kailey Kantouth, sr., Lafayette MB Samantha Reitz, sr., Mehlville OH Staciana Stock, jr., Lafayette RS Kathryn Wesolich, sr., Lafayette L Morgan Hanley, sr., Marquette S Kenzie Meador, jr., Marquette SECOND TEAM L Andrea Zeiser, jr., Eureka MB Karagan Coggin, sr., Lafayette RS Jordan Iliff, fr., Mehlville S Makayla Caruthers, sr., Northwest MB Regan Inglis, jr., Eureka OH Kylee Kinnett, sr., Eureka MB Maja Barringer, jr., Northwest RS Katlyn Fastenau, sr., Lafayette OH Macy Davis, jr., Northwest OH Jessica Albenesius, sr., Mehlville


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FOOTBALL • CLASS 4 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SPOTLIGHT

LADUE’S FEARSOME FOURSOME

FOOTBALL • POSTSEASON UPDATE MISSOURI

Rams defensive line makes massive diference on way to irst inal since 2003 BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

L A D U E • Two quar-

ters into the season, Jaliil Swope lay on Fort Zumwalt North’s artificial surface in excruciating pain. A senior defensive tackle for the Ladue High football team, Swope eventually got to his feet and walked of the field, but not without his left arm in an air cast and serious doubts about whether he would play again. “It was terrible. I thought it was over,” Swope said. “That was my season right there, a half of a football game we lost.” Ladue lost its opener at Fort Zumwalt North. It did not have starting quarterback Jordan Jackson or defensive tackle Jaylen Sykes. Swope’s injury was another gut punch to the reeling Rams. This was not the vision they had as they pounded away in the weight room and sweated through summer conditioning. “Football isn’t fun in July and August,” Ladue coach Mike Tarpey said. “Football is a lot of fun in late October and November.” The Rams know that first hand. Their vision is on the cusp of becoming reality. The No. 4 team in the Missouri Media’s Class 4 poll, Ladue (12-2) takes on No. 1 Webb City (14-0) in the Class 4 state championship game at 7 p.m. Friday at Faurot Field in Columbia. It’s the second trip to the state final for Ladue and first since it finished as the Class 4 runner-up to Kearney in 2003. Webb City makes its

RICK ULREICH • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

Ladue senior Cam Meeks (88) recovers a fumble last week as fellow defensive lineman Moses Okpala (99) celebrates in a Class 4 semiinal victory against Parkway Central.

19th appearance and seventh in the last eight years. The proud owner of 13 state championships and one of two programs to win at least five consecutive titles (Lamar being the other), Webb City has history, tradition and expectations on its side. Ladue counters that with size. Lots of size. “They have not seen a defensive line like us,” senior defensive end Cam Meeks said. There are colleges that have not seen a line like Ladue’s. Sykes returned from injury on Sept. 8. He is 6-foot-7, weighs 350 pounds and wears size 16 shoes. Swo p e ’s n i g h t m a re

did not materialize. He was cleared after four weeks and returned to action Sept. 23. A defensive tackle, Swope is 6-1 and weighs 310 pounds. Meeks is the trimmest of the bunch. A defensive end and vocal leader of the line, he’s 6-3 and 225 pounds. Then there’s the fourth and final member of the starting line, their “little brother” Moses Okpala. A junior defensive end, Okpala is 6-7, 250 pounds and has size 17 feet. This foursome is big, talented and bonded to one another. Their shared experiences have turned friendship into kinship. “They’re my family. I love them,” Sykes said. “From Day 1 when we were freshmen to now, I

couldn’t play with anybody else. Just the chemistry we have with each other, it just works. I think that’s essential.” Because of their size, they have advantages on the football field. But what’s good on the field can make it hard in the classroom where desks are built for normal size kids, not behemoths. “Hate it so much,” Swope said. Swope and Sykes have sat on chairs only to wind up on the floor after they crumbled beneath them. Sykes and Okpala must duck door frames lest they knock their noggins unnecessarily. It’s not easy being massive in class, but it’s a boon on the football field. Ok-

pala has 65 tackles and leads the Rams with nine sacks. Meeks has 45 tackles, five sacks and an interception. Sykes has 44 tackles and three sacks. Webb City has rolled to 14 consecutive wins behind a rushing attack that none have muzzled. The Cardinals run inside, outside and all points in between with their tried and true option. To accomplish its goal of claiming the school’s first state championship, Ladue will have to contain the Cardinals. Meeks, Sykes, Swope and Okpala are the first line of defense. “Our job is to not let them get a single yard. And every yard they get, they pay for,” Meeks said. “It’s our job to not let that run get far. I think we play a huge role. As a unit the whole team is important, but it starts with us.” Ladue’s rivals have faced off with mighty Webb City in past championship games. Led by Michael Scherer, Thomas Militello and Foster Bundy, MICDS lost the 2011 title game, 56-42. In 2004, Clayton and two-way star Jairus Byrd held the Cardinals out on a 2-point conversion in overtime to win their only championship, 27-26. Now it’s Ladue’s turn. The Rams started this journey weeks after last season ended in the semifinals. Led by a relentless core of seniors that poured themselves into the process of success, Ladue is four quarters from making history. “It’s another day at the office,” Sykes said. “It’s a bigger task and a bigger plate, but we will eat.”

-CLASS 5 Semiinals Pattonville 26, Fort Zumwalt North 7 Staley 54, Carthage 13 Championship Pattonville (9-3) vs. Staley (13-0), 7 p.m. Saturday, Faurot Field -CLASS 4 Semiinals Ladue 31, Parkway Central 14 Webb City 21, Platte County 18 Championship Ladue (12-2) vs. Webb City (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Faurot Field -CLASS 3 Semiinals Mount Vernon 16, Lutheran South 0 Maryville 49, Blair Oaks 20 Championship Mount Vernon (10-4) vs. Maryville (12-2), 11 a.m. Saturday, Faurot Field -CLASS 2 Semiinals Lamar 7, Lutheran North 6 Lafayette County 45, Clark County 22 Championship Lamar (13-0) vs. Lafayette County (14-0), 3 p.m. Friday, Faurot Field -CLASS 1 Semiinals Valle 41, Lockwood 27 Monroe City 28, East Buchanan 14 Championship Valle (12-1) vs. Monroe City (14-0), 3 p.m. Saturday, Faurot Field

ILLINOIS -CLASS 8A Semiinals Lincoln-Way East 24, Maine South 14 Loyola Academy 17, Edwardsville 10 Championship Loyola Academy (12-1) vs. Lincoln-Way East (13-0), 7 p.m. Saturday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb -CLASS 7A Semiinals Batavia 23, Benet Academy 13 Lake Zurich 14, Mount Carmel 7 Championship Batavia (12-1) vs. Lake Zurich (13-0), 4 p.m. Saturday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb -CLASS 6A Semiinals Prairie Ridge 42, Hofman Estates 21 Nazareth Academy 24, Providence Catholic 7 Championship Nazareth Academy (12-1) vs. Prairie Ridge (13-0), 1 p.m. Saturday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb -CLASS 5A Semiinals Chicago Phillips 27, Sterling 14 Dunlap 21, Washington 0 Championship Chicago Phillips (13-0) vs. Dunlap (13-0), 10 a.m. Saturday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb -CLASS 4A Semiinals Morris 43, Chicago Raby 8 Rochester 31, Highland 14 Championship Morris (11-2) vs. Rochester (13-0), 7 p.m. Friday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb -CLASS 3A Semiinals IC Catholic 7, Byron 0 Pleasant Plains 41, Anna-Jonesboro 2 Championship Pleasant Plains (9-3) vs. IC Catholic (12-1), 4 p.m. Friday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb -CLASS 2A Semiinals Gibson City 14, Newman Central Catholic 8 Maroa-Forsyth 25, Shelbyville 14 Championship Maroa-Forsyth (12-1) vs. Gibson City (13-0), 1 p.m. Friday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb -CLASS 1A Semiinals Lena-Winslow 12, Forreston 8 Tuscola 21, Athens 14 Championship Lena-Winslow (13-0) vs. Tuscola (11-2), 10 a.m. Friday, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb

CLASS 4 CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW CAPSULE LADUE RAMS VS. WEBB CITY CARDINALS

RANDY KEMP • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

Ladue’s Andrew Hunt (left) runs against Parkway West’s Terrell Jones earlier this season. Hunt and the Rams play for the Class 4 football state title Friday in Columbia.

When, where • 7 p.m. Friday at Faurot Field, Columbia. Admission • $10. Watch • Stream live on www.MSHSAA.tv (requires $9.95 monthly subscription to the NFHS network). Coaches • Ladue, Mike Tarpey; Webb City, John Roderique. Championship appearances, titles • Ladue 2, 0; Webb City 19, 14. Records • Ladue 12-2; Webb City 14-0. Rankings • Ladue, No. 4 Missouri Media Class 4; Webb City, No. 1 Missouri Media Class 4. Semiinal scores • Ladue 31, Parkway Central 14; Webb City 21, Platte County 18. On Ladue • Will play just second state championship game in school history. First appearance in 2003 came with controversy after Ladue reported rival Clayton to the Missouri State High School Activities Association for an ineligible player when it was discovered junior two-way standout Jairus Byrd paid tuition but did not live within Clayton’s boundaries. Clayton forfeited nine games and Ladue won the district and the playof berth that came with it. Ladue was beaten 43-0 by Kearney in that title game. ... Has won 11 games in a row, which coincides with the return of senior quarterback Jordan Jackson from a preseason injury. Jackson has thrown for 1,753 yards, 20 touchdowns and been

intercepted seven times. Has rushed for 380 yards and six touchdowns. Junior running back Andrew Hunt has rushed for 1,107 yards and 10 touchdowns. Senior Cam Meeks has 204 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Junior receiver Dale Chesson has 44 catches for 899 yards and 12 touchdowns. ... Senior linebacker BJ Buchanan has 102 tackles. Junior defensive end Moses Okpala has 65 tackles and nine sacks. Hunt has 68 tackles. Meeks has 48 tackles and ive sacks. Chesson has three interceptions. On Webb City • Its 13 state championships are the secondmost in state history, trailing only Class 1 powerhouse Valle Catholic. Last season’s quarterinal loss broke streak of six consecutive state title game appearances. Lost to Kearney 17-14 in 2015 title game to break run of ive consecutive championships. ... Quarterback Cash Link has thrown for 853 yards and 13 touchdowns. Has rushed for 910 yards and nine scores. Running back Durand Henderson has rushed for 1,397 yards and 21 touchdowns. Will Larson has rushed for 789 yards and 13 touchdowns. Alex Gaskill has 30 receptions for 581 yards and nine touchdowns. ... Defense has forced 34 turnovers (20 interceptions, 14 fumble recoveries). Allowed 9 points per game this season. DAVID KVIDAHL

BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT UPDATE ALTON REDBIRD TIP-OFF — Pool A Monday’s score Carbondale 76, Carnahan 58 Tuesday’s score St. Mary’s 89, Althoff 38 Wednesday’s scores Carnahan 56, Althoff 51 St. Mary’s 70, Carbondale 62 Friday’s games Althoff at Carbondale, 4 p.m. Carnahan vs St. Mary’s, 6 p.m. — Pool B Monday’s score Alton 69, Riverview Gardens 46 Tuesday’s score Ritenour 65, O’Fallon 58 Wednesday’s scores O’Fallon 61, Riverview Gardens 33 Alton 85, Ritenour 69 Friday’s games Ritenour vs Riverview Gardens, 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon vs Alton, 7:30 p.m. 7th place 3 p.m. Saturday Consolation final 4:30 p.m. Saturday 3rd place 6 p.m. Saturday Championship 7:30 p.m. Saturday

BORGIA TURKEY TOURNAMENT First round Pacific 74, Normandy 52 St. Louis Christian 53, North Tech 49 Borgia 76, Blue Knights 18 McCluer North 86, Washington 47 Consolation semifinals North Tech vs Normandy, 3 p.m. Friday. Washington vs Blue Knights, 4:30 p.m. Friday. Championship semifinals St. Louis Christian vs Pacific, 6 p.m. Friday. McCluer North vs Borgia, 7:30 p.m. Friday. 7th place 3 p.m. Saturday. Consolation final 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 3rd place 6 p.m. Saturday. Championship 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

LANPHIER ADAM LOPEZ TOURNAMENT At Springfield Lanphier First round Peoria Manual 53, Cardinal Ritter 46 Springfield Lanphier 78, Chicago Brooks 28 East St. Louis 69, North Chicago 66 CBC 63, Chicago Corliss 40 Consolation semifinals Chicago Brooks vs Cardinal Ritter, noon Friday. Chicago Corliss vs North Chicago, 1:30 p.m. Friday. Championship semifinals Springfield Lanphier vs Peoria Manual, 6 p.m. Friday.

CBC vs East St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Friday. 7th place Noon Saturday. Consolation final 1:30 p.m. Saturday. 3rd place 6 p.m. Saturday. Championship 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

STOVE TOP STUFFING CLASSIC Monday’s scores Civic Memorial 62, Taylorville 58 Triad 71, Nokomis 62 Tuesday’s scores Granite City 65, Nokomis 45 Triad 62, Taylorville 54 Wednesday’s scores Civic Memorial 69, Granite City 62 Taylorville 79, Nokomis 60 At Triad Friday’s games Civic Memorial vs Nokomis, 6 p.m. Granite City at Triad, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Granite City vs Taylorville, 6 p.m. Civic Memorial at Triad, 7:30 p.m.

ST. ANTHONY TOURNAMENT At Effingham St. Anthony — Pool A Monday’s score Effingham St. Anthony 65, Bethany Okaw Valley 31 Tuesday’s score Effingham 61, Highland 38 Wednesday’s scores Effingham 52, Bethany Okaw Valley 50 Highland 63, Effingham St. Anthony 57 Friday’s games Highland vs Bethany Okaw Valley, 3 p.m. Effingham vs St. Anthony, 7:30 p.m. — Pool B Monday’s score Robinson 67, St. Thomas More 61 Tuesday’s scores St. Thomas More 63, Breese Central 57 Robinson 57, Mattoon 42 Wednesday’s score Mattoon 55, Breese Central 50 Friday’s games Mattoon vs St. Thomas More, 4:30 p.m. Robinson vs Breese Central, 6 p.m. 7th place 3 p.m. Saturday Consolation final 4:30 p.m. Saturday 3rd place 6 p.m. Saturday Championship 7:30 p.m. Saturday

MARION TOURNAMENT Monday’s scores Collinsville 63, Herrin 27 Mount Vernon 57, Carterville 29 Marion 63, Meridian 49

Tuesday’s scores Mount Vernon 47, Meridian 46 Marion 60, Herrin 45 Collinsville 74, Carterville 48 Friday’s games Meridian vs Collinsville, 5:30 p.m. Mount Vernon vs Marion, 7 p.m. Carterville vs Herrin, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Mount Vernon vs Herrin, 10 a.m. Meridian vs Carterville, 11:30 a.m. Collinsville vs Marion, 1 p.m. Herrin vs Meridian, 5:30 p.m. Collinsville vs Mount Vernon, 7 p.m. Carterville vs Marion, 8:30 p.m.

CENTRALIA TOURNAMENT Monday’s scores Belleville East 57, Jerseyville 53 Centralia 62, Springfield 39 Wednesday’s score Centralia 75, Belleville East 41 Friday’s games Jerseyville vs Chicago Julian, 2 p.m. Springfield vs Belleville East, 6:15 p.m. Chicago Julian vs Centralia, 7:45 p.m. Saturday’s games Chicago Julian vs Belleville East, 11 a.m. Springfield vs Jerseyville, 12:30 p.m. Springfield vs Chicago Julian, 6:15 p.m. Jerseyville vs Centralia, 7:45 p.m.

MULBERRY GROVE TOURNAMENT Pool A Patoka 60, Sandoval 23 South Central 69, Patoka 38 Mulberry Grove 98, Sandoval 20 Mulberry Grove 80, South Central 74 Sandoval vs South Central, 5:15 p.m. Friday Patoka vs Mulberry Grove, 8:15 p.m. Friday Pool B Father McGivney 67, Ramsey 50 St. Elmo 50, Mount Olive 48 Mount Olive 56, Father McGivney 42 Mount Olive 83, Ramsey 52 St. Elmo 62, Father McGivney 27 Ramsey vs St. Elmo, 6:45 p.m. Friday 7th place 1:30 p.m. Saturday Consolation final 3 p.m. Saturday 3rd place 4:30 p.m. Saturday Championship 6 p.m. Saturday

CHRISTOPHER TURKEY TOURNAMENT First round Thompsonville 53, New Athens 52 Webber 83, Zeigler-Royalton 33 Consolation semifinals Norris City 85, Waltonville 56 New Athens vs Zeigler-Royalton, 6:15 p.m. Friday Championship semifinals Christopher 67, Wayne City 58 Webber vs. Thompsonville, 7:45 p.m. Friday

7th place Watlonville vs. TBD, 3 p.m. Saturday. Consolation final Norris City vs. TBD, 4:30 p.m. Saturday 3rd place Wayne City vs. TBD, 6 p.m. Saturday Championship Christopher vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m. Saturday

MASCOUTAH TIPOFF CLASSIC

TAYLORVILLE TOURNAMENT

Monday’s scores Wesclin 67, Waterloo 60 Mascoutah 61, Columbia 54 Tuesday’s scores Waterloo 59, Nashville 56 Wesclin 62, Mascoutah 45 Nov. 28 games Waterloo vs Mascoutah, 6 p.m. Nashville vs Columbia, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 games Nashville vs Wesclin, 6 p.m. Waterloo vs Columbia, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 games Columbia vs Wesclin, 6 p.m. Nashville vs Mascoutah, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s score Taylorville 48, Rochester 36 Friday’s games Mount Zion vs Jacksonville, 5 p.m. Civic Memorial vs Hillsboro (Ill.), 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Mount Zion vs Hillsboro (Ill.), 5 p.m. Jacksonville vs Taylorville, 6:30 p.m. Civic Memorial vs Rochester, 8 p.m.

TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS At Washington, Illinois Tuesday’s scores Chicago Corliss 67, Whitfield 47 Confluence 70, Washington 46 Belleville West 87, Pekin 42 Wednesday’s scores Belleville West 87, Pekin 42 Confluence 91, Urbana 62 Belleville West 85, College Park, Texas 65 Hillsboro 73, De Pue 62 Thursday’s score Orangeville Prep 71, St. Louis Christian 60

METRO-EAST LUTHERAN TIPOFF — Friday’s games Championship semifinals Alton Marquette vs. Piasa Southwestern, 5:30 p.m. Gibault vs Metro-East Lutheran, 7 p.m. 5th-place semifinals Madison vs. Marissa, 11:30 a.m. Valmeyer vs Roxana, 5:30 p.m. Consolation semifinals Odin vs Lebanon, Illinois, 2:30 p.m. TBD vs Christ Our Rock, 4 p.m. 13th-place semifinals Litchfield vs Gillespie, 12:30 p.m. TBD vs Dupo, 1 p.m.

MATER DEI TOURNAMENT — Friday’s games Miller Career vs MICDS, 6 p.m. Gateway Legacy Christian vs Mater Dei, 7:30 p.m. — Saturday’s games Miller Career vs Mater Dei, 12 p.m. MICDS vs Gateway Legacy Christian, 1:30 p.m. Miller Career vs Gateway Legacy Christian, 5:30 p.m. MICDS vs Mater Dei, 7 p.m.

NON-TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE HOCKEY At Wentzville Ice CBC (2-0) vs. Timberland (1-2), 7:15 p.m. FZ East (4-1) vs. FZ West (2-3), 9 p.m.

At Queeny Park Parkway South (1-3-1) vs. Parkway West (0-0-1), 8:15 p.m. At McKendree Rec Plex Freeburg/Waterloo (3-0-1) vs. Collinsville (1-1-1), 8:45 p.m.

At Webster Rink Priory (2-0) vs. John Burroughs (0-2-1), 8:45 p.m. At South County Seckman (1-0-1) vs. Northwest-CH (0-0-1), 9:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT UPDATE

SALEM TOURNAMENT Salem, Ill. Saturday’s games Centralia vs Althoff, 11 a.m. Carterville vs Salem, 12:30 p.m. Teutopolis vs Highland, 2 p.m. Althoff vs Carterville, 5 p.m. Centralia vs Teutopolis, 6:30 p.m. Highland vs Salem, 8 p.m.

LITCHFIELD TOURNAMENT Tuesday’s scores Nokomis 44, Carlinville 33 Carlyle 40, Litchfield 28 Friday’s games Nokomis vs Carlyle, 6 p.m. Piasa Southwestern vs Litchfield, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Nokomis vs Litchfield, 6 p.m. Piasa Southwestern vs Carlinville, 7:30 p.m.

PANA TOURNAMENT 5th-place semifinals St. Elmo at Pana, 3 p.m. Friday Athens vs. Mattoon, 4:30 p.m. Friday Championship semifinals Williamsville vs. Okaw Valley, 6 p.m. Friday Christ Our Rock vs. Central A&M, 7:30 p.m. Friday 7th place 3 p.m. Saturday Consolation Final 4:30 p.m. Saturday 3rd place 6 p.m. Saturday Championship 7:30 p.m. Saturday

NASHVILLE TOURNAMENT Pool A Mount Vernon vs Nashville, 10:30 a.m. Saturday Benton vs Wesclin, 1:30 p.m. Saturday Pool B Okawville vs Mascoutah, 9 a.m. Saturday Pinckneyville vs Collinsville, noon Saturday 7th place 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Consolation final 5 p.m. Saturday. 3rd place 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Championship 8 p.m. Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

ST. JAMES SHOOTOUT

At St. Joseph’s Dexter at St. Joseph’s, 2 p.m. Rock Bridge vs. Kirkwood, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday Jackson vs Republic, 11 a.m. Park Hills Central vs St. Clair, 12:30 p.m. Pacific vs Cuba, 2 p.m. North County vs St. James, 5 p.m.


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Moonrise 11:34 AM Moonset 10:03 PM

Tonight, Mercury will reach its greatest eastern elongation. This will be your best chance to see the elusive planet. Tonight, you will find Mercury about six degrees above the western horizon 45 minutes after sunset. SOURCE: McDonnell Planetarium

LAKE LEVELS Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

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POLICE OFFICER

Public Notices

Bids/Proposals

The City of Edwardsville is accepting applications from current law enforcement oficers for lateral transfer into the Edwardsville Police Department.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING, JUVENILE DEPARTMENT

The State of Missouri is seeking interested bidders to operate and provide food services at the café located inside the State of Missouri Capitol Building located at 201 East Capitol Avenue in Jefferson City. IFB F M D C - 1 8 - 0 0 0 9 may be obtained on the internet at https://oa.mo.gov/facilities/ bid-opportunities. Q u e s t i o n s r e g a r d in g o b t a ining specifications may be directed to the State of Missouri, Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management, Design and Construction at (573) 526-4135.

Candidates must have either completed the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course to be certiied as an Illinois police oficer, or be able to become certiied within 90 days of hire. Candidates must be currently serving as a law enforcement oficer for another agency or department and have served in that capacity for a minimum of two years. Applications are available at www.cityofedwardsville.com/hr. Deadline to apply: December 1, 2017, 5:00 pm. EOE

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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, as amended which makes it illegal to advertise ‘any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.’ This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Skyline Towers Senior Living Apartments Applicants must be 62 or older. Rent based on income. All 1 bdrm units, great location & located on bus route. Call 877-390-0454, Mon-Fri 9-5. Apply online at: skylinetowersapts.com 3113 Washington, Alton, IL

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This is to give notice that HUD under 24 C F R Part 50 has determined that the following proposed action under LEAN Section 232 NC, Proposed Kingsland Walk Senior Living, is located in the 500-year floodplain. HUD is conducting an evaluation as required b y Ex ecutive O r d e r 11988 to determine the potential effect that this activity in the floodplain will have on the human environment for the proposed issuance of mortgage insurance under the Section 232 Mortgage Insurance Program. HUD will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain areas and the potential impacts on the floodplain areas from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.

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

November 20, 2017

MISSOURI HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION NOTICE OF 2018-2019 MORTGAGE CREDIT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM The Missouri Housing Development Commission (the "Commission") announces the anticipated continuation of its Mortgage Credit Certiicate Programs (the "Programs"). Section 25 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, authorizes issuers of qualiied mortgage bonds, such as the Commission, to elect to issue Mortgage Credit Certiicates (MCCs) in lieu of qualiied mortgage bonds. THE CONTINUATION OF THE PROGRAMS IS CONTINGENT ON THE OUTCOME OF TAX REFORM LEGISLATION CURRENTLY PENDING IN CONGRESS. THE TAX REFORM BILL PASSED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WOULD ELIMINATE MCCS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018. SO LONG AS LEGISLATION ELIMINATING MCCS IS PENDING, THE COMMISSION DOES NOT EXPECT TO BEGIN ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MCCS UNDER THE 2018-2019 PROGRAM. IN THE EVENT THAT LEGISLATION ELIMINATING MCCS BECOMES EFFECTIVE, NO MCCS WILL BE ISSUED UNDER THE 2018-2019 PROGRAM. MCCs entitle qualifying individuals to a credit against the individual's Federal income tax. The amount of the credit is determined by multiplying the certiicate credit rate by the amount of interest paid or accrued during each taxpayer's taxable year on the mortgage loan for the taxpayer's "principal residence." In order for an individual to claim the credit provided by Section 25, the MCC must be a "qualiied mortgage credit certiicate" issued pursuant a "qualiied mortgage credit certiicate program." The following criteria/requirements must be met: Principal Residence Requirement The homebuyer(s) must use the residence as his or her principal residence within a reasonable time (e.g. sixty (60) days) after the MCC is issued. The MCC holder must notify the Issuer of the MCC if the residence ceases to be his or her principal residence. New Mortgage Requirements An MCC cannot be issued in conjunction with the acquisition, replacement or reinancing of an existing mortgage. However, a certiicate can be used in conjunction with the replacement of construction period loans, bridge loans, or other temporary initial inancing with a term of twenty-four (24) months or less. Three-Year No Prior Homeownership Requirement The homebuyer(s) cannot have had any present ownership interest in a principal residence at any time during the preceding three years ending on the date the mortgage executed with respect to the residence in connection with which the MCC is issued. This three-year, irst time homebuyer requirement does not have to be met if the residence for which a mortgage loan application is being made is located in a federally designated targeted area. A targeted area is a particular area in the State determined or approved by the Federal government that will receive special consideration to provide an added stimulus to housing in that area. Purchase Price Requirements There are maximum allowable purchase prices for residences assisted by MCCs vary based upon whether the home is in a targeted or non-targeted area. The current maximum purchase prices are:

All Areas

NON-TARGETED AREAS 1-Family Residence $248,098

TARGETED AREAS 1-Family Residence $303,231

Homebuyer Income Limits The homebuyer must have family income at or below the income limit for the area in which the residence being purchase is located, considering family size and whether the home is located in a targeted area. The current homebuyer income limits are:

Kansas City MSA * Jefferson City MSA ** Columbia MSA St. Louis MSA *** All Other Areas * ** ***

NON-TARGETED AREAS 1-2 persons 3+ persons $74,800 $86,020 64,200 73,830 74,400 85,560 74,500 85,675 63,200 72,680

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a 500-Year Floodplain

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The project considered for mortgage insurance is Kingsland Walk Senior Living. The subject property is comprised of approximately 0.91 acres of land located at 844 Kingsland Walk in University City, St. Louis County, Missouri. The subject property consists of two (2) single-story vacant commercial structures constructed in 1975 and asphalt parking lots. The subject property is the proposed location of one (1) four-story assisted living facility (ALF) and memory care facility with sixty-four (64) beds/units. According to F E M A Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) #29189C0216K, dated February 4, 2015, the northern portion of the s u b je c t property is located in Shaded Zone X, designated as an area within the 500-y ear flood zone. The remaining portion of the subject property is located in Zone X, designated as an area outside the 100 and 500-year flood plain. Due to the fact that the subject property is currently developed, in addition to the developed nature of the surrounding areas, there are limited natural attributes to the floodplain that are located on the subject property. Therefore, the on-site floodplain's natural and beneficial values consist of limited water storage and water filtration that would be potentially adversely affected by the activity. To ensure protection of lives and property, an Emergency Management Plan w ill be developed for the proposed facility. Although the proposed undertaking is limited to being located w ith the 5 0 0 - y e a r floodplain and does not involve impacts to a 100-year floodplain, the proposed facility is classified as a Critical Action under 24 CFR Part 55; therefore, public notification is required. There are three (3) primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in the floodplain and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, a n d methods t o minimiz e and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Wr i t t e n c o m m e n t s m u s t b e received by HUD at the following address within 16 calendar days from the date of this publication: US Department of Housing and Urban Development ATTN: Lillian Mano, Environmental Reviewer 451 7th St. SW Washington, DC 20410 A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 9:30am 6:00pm Eastern Time at the address above. Comments may also be submitted via email or phone Lillian.m.mano@hud.gov or 202402-6413. Date: November 24, 2017

TARGETED AREAS 1-2 persons 3+ persons $89,760 $104,720 77,040 89,880 89,280 104,160 89,400 104,300 75,840 88,480

Methods by Which Certiicates Are Issued Prior to the mortgage loan closing, an application and supporting afidavits and documents must be submitted to the Commission. The Commission will review these documents and either reject or accept the application. At the mortgage loan closing a Closing Afidavit will be prepared and sent with supporting documents to the Commission. If all documents are acceptable a Mortgage Credit Certiicate will be issued by the Commission, which will allow the homebuyer to claim the credit. The Commission expects to begin accepting applications for MCCs under the 2018-2019 Program beginning on February 1, 2018. In order to comply with federal requirements, Mortgage Credit Certiicates may not be issued prior to the date which is at least 90 days after the date of publication of this Notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, MHDC does not expect to begin accepting applications for MCCs under the 2018-2019 Program and does not expect to issue any MCCs under the 20182019 Program so long as legislation eliminating MCCs is pending or in the event legislation eliminating MCCs becomes effective.

Additional Information For further information contact: Don Brinker, Missouri Housing Development Commission, 920 Main Street, Suite 1400, Kansas City, Missouri 64105, (816) 759-6814. MISSOURI HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

LADRIS DIAMOND LEON NELSON DOB: 6/11/2010 NELSON-MITCHELL, LAMONT TADYCHU-LEE DOB: 7/28/2006 NO:

17-7-01701-7 SEA 17-7-01702-5 SEA

NOTICE OF HEARING TO: *Calvin Lee Nicks, father of Ladris Nelson and **Ramon Taduchu Mitchell, father of Lamont Nelson-Mitchell, and/or anyone claiming parental/paternal rights or interest in the child and to All Whom It May Concern: On July 7, 2017, a petition for Termination was filed in the above entitle d Court, pursuant to R C W 13.34.080 and/or RCW 26.33.310 regarding the above named child, whose parents are Donna Neicee Nelson and * and **. [ F O R F U R T H E R INFORMATION, CALL 206-4772310, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.] Said Petition will be heard on December 1 1 , 2 0 1 7 , at the hour of 8:15 a.m., at King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, Room E-201, Seattle, WA 98104, before a judge of the above e ntitle d court, at which time you are directed to appear and answer the said petition or the petition will be granted and action will be taken by the court such as shall appear to be for the welfare of the said child. Dated November 6, 2017. BARBARA MINER KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CLERK BY: SJS, Deputy Clerk

Landscape Laborers Mitchell Inc DBA Mitchell Lawn & Landscape is hiring qualified laborers to lay sod, plant, mow, trim, w a t e r , d ig , s p r e a d d ir t , r a ke , prune, mulch, blow, weed & load / u n lo a d ma t e r ia ls . Lift up to 75lbs. On the job training. No education req'd. 3mos. verifiable experience req'd. $13.81-$15/hr. $20.72-$22.5/hr. O.T. 7am-330pm, M-F. Some O.T./weekends may be avail. 20 positions avail for temp o r a r y f u ll t ime w o r k 2 / 5 / 1 8 11/5/18. Franklin County area jobsites. Transportation provided to/from jobsites frm Franklin County pickup location. Call Judy: 636458-1000 or email resume: judy@mitchelllandscapingstl.com. Apply @St. Charles County Job Center, 636-255-6060, JO#12429895. Assistance finding/securing lodging avail if needed at no add'l charge. Employer will make all deductions req'd by law frm each p a y c h e c k a s w e ll a s opt'l a d vances against pay up to $75/day at end of each workday for room/board at no interest for 1st 2 wks. & for opt'l uniform cleaning ex pense @ $35/mo. Bonuses based o n performance/quality o f job. Workers reimbursed for transportation/subsistence to place of work if worker completes 50% of work period. Return transportation provided if worker completes work period or is dismissed early by employ er. No cost tools, supplies, equipment.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

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Maplewood City Council will hold a public hearing on 12/12/17 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 7601 Manchester, Maplewood, M O 6 3 1 4 3 , to hear citiz en's comments on a request by Michael Fischer of Elmwood to be located at 7376 Manchester for a full liquor and Sunday liquor license.

D o b e r m a n P in c h e r Pups, A K C Black & Rust and Red & Rust, All s h o t s incl. R a b ie s & w o r m e d ; Tails, Dew Claws & Ears Done. $650. (573)484-4525.

Bids/Proposals INVITATION TO BID #17-085 SOCCER REFEREE SERVICES CITY OF O’FALLON, MISSOURI

Dogs C a v a l i e r K i n g C h a r le s Sp a n iel Pups, 7 Blenheim, 1 Ruby , & 1 Black w/Tan pups, Ch. Bloodlines, Parents on Premises. Vet Checked. Ready for Christmas. $1395 Ea. (573)979-2291

DOODLES & RETRIEVERS: Puppies Ready Now & Thru Christmas!

The City of O’Fallon, Missouri is soliciting sealed bids for soccer referee services. S pecifications are available at www.ofallon.mo.us under Bid Opportunities.

LABRADOODLES, GOLDENDOODLES, GOLDADORS, GOLDEN RETRIEVERS & LABS

Interested vendors should submit sealed bids clearly marked ìSoccer Referee Services“ to the City of O’Fallon attn, Julie Moellering 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, MO 6 3 3 6 6 by 1 0 : 0 0 A. M. CS T, December 5 , 2 0 1 7 . Bids will be publicly opened at that time in the Councilman’s Conference Room.

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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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Property owner sues Sunset Hills over zoning dispute

U.S. risks being isolated as Asian trade pact gains Australian, Canadian farmers likely to gain an export edge DAVID NICKLAUS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BY JACOB BARKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SUNSET HILLS • A yearslong battle over the future of a corner at Lindbergh Boulevard and West Watson Road is headed from the zoning commission to the courtroom. A property trust that owns real estate along Lindbergh Boulevard sued the south St. Louis County municipality this week after the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen rejected last month a rezoning request to accommodate 15 attached homes and a credit union. The Olga Despotis Perpetuities Trust, whose trustee is George Despotis, wants a St. Louis County Circuit Court judge to declare the city’s zoning decision “arbitrary, capricious, unconstitutional, and unreasonable.” The Despotis trust is seeking more than $25,000 in damages and wants the judge to “immediately approve” its rezoning and development plans for the site. The city has not yet filed a response, and

It’s hard to throw a party when the guest of honor doesn’t show, but 11 nations are working toward a Trans Pacific Partnership without their most important partner. With the United States, the TPP

would have been the most important trade agreement in decades, applying new rules on everything from intellectual property to labor standards to 40 percent of the global economy. Without the U.S., it’s still a significant regional deal and a counterweight to China’s growing influence. The nations now known as the TPP-11 account for 15 percent of the world economy. Since President Donald Trump pulled out of the TPP in January, the other nations have been discussing what they

can salvage of the agreement. They tossed out intellectual-property protections that the U.S. had insisted upon but have kept the key principles of guaranteeing market access and scrapping tarifs. This month, the nations agreed on core elements of a trade deal. They have issues to resolve, but they are committed to moving forward without the U.S. T h e Pe te rs o n I n s t i t u te fo r See NICKLAUS • Page C5

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U.S. patent review board becomes conservative target BY JAN WOLFE Reuters

NEW YORK • In August, a dozen inventors gathered around a fire pit outside the headquarters of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Oice in Alexandria, Va., and set alight patents they said had been rendered worthless by an overreaching federal government. “It’s time for us to make patents great again,” Michael Caputo, an adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, told those gathered. US Inventor, the group behind the protest Caputo now represents as a spokesman, is calling for the abolition of the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an administrative tribunal run by the patent oice that reviews the validity of patents. The rallying cry marks an about-face for some conservatives, who broadly

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

After painting the major parts of an Anderson AM-15 semi-automatic pistol with an American flag-theme, Adam Weinstein pieces it together to check for color alignment at Midwest Cerakote in Bridgeton on Nov. 14. This paint job cost the customer about $600.

Business custom-decorating guns is booming, but toy-like appearance can fool children, worry police

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U.S. hospitals are feeling the pain of physician burnout

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Custom decals celebrating the Chicago Cubs’ world championship are left over at Midwest Cerakote in Bridgeton.

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An “urban camouflage” pattern decorates an AR-15 stored in a gun safe at Midwest Cerakote.

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Midwest Cerakote uses dozens of colors with catchy names for custom paint and laser design work on weapons.

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ANN ARBOR, MICH. • Dr. Brian Hal-

loran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeastern Michigan. His tiny plot, in the shadow of the 537bed teaching hospital, helps Halloran cope with burnout from long hours and the stress of surgery on gravely ill patients. “You really have to find the balance to put it a little more in perspective,” he said. Hospitals such as St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor have been investing in programs ranging from yoga classes to personal coaches designed to help doctors become more resilient. But national burnout rates keep rising, with up to 54 percent of doctors afected. Some leading health care executives See BURNOUT • Page C4

PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIDWEST CERAKOTE

Midwest Cerakote’s work includes (from left) a St. Louis Blues-themed gun; a skull design; and a pink zebra pattern.

BY ERIN HEFFERNAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BRIDGETON • “If you can imagine it, we

can put it on a gun.” Adam Weinstein says this with pride, sitting in the workshop of Midwest Cerakote, a St. Louis County company specializing in sealing, colorizing and generally tricking out guns, often with memorable results. The shop has designed a lady bug gun,

a Tony the Tiger gun and a gun covered with the Chicago Cubs logo that Weinstein joked takes “108 shots before it hits its target.” They’ve made guns designed with logos that raise awareness about breast cancer and autism, guns with words from the U.S. Constitution on the side and a hot pink zebra-striped shotgun. They’ve even taken the controversial move to design some firearms that resemble toys like a Nerf gun and a Nintendo

zapper used in the video game system. “We’re like the Orange County Choppers of guns,” Weinstein said. “We do it all.”

BRINGING OUT THE BIG (COLORFUL) GUNS Weinstein, a firefighter in the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District, and co-owner John Peterman, a See GUNS • Page C4

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McGrath to design, build $5 million warehouse for U.S. Paint downtown BRIAN1

McGrath & Associates was chosen to design and build a new $5 million warehouse for U.S. Paint. McGrath will work in two phases to replace a warehouse in downtown St. Louis with a 33,000-square-foot building while the manufacturing facility remains operational. U.S. Paint, at 831 South 21st Street, develops and manufactures high-quality customized automotive and industrial paints and coatings. In phase one, McGrath will erect a pre-engineered metal building to provide new office space, a maintenance shop, a battery charging area and storage for raw materials. A connecting link will tie the new building into a current manufacturing building to allow covered access for forklift truck traic. During phase two, the current raw materials warehouse will be demolished and a new building erected to provide space for a quality control lab and liquid materials storage.

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Schamel named president of Nidec Motor’s newly created HVACR operations Nidec Motor Corp. of Ferguson promoted Tim Schamel to president of its newly created heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration business for Commercial Industrial Solutions Americas. Most recently, Schamel was N i d e c ’s v i ce president/general manager for its HVACR operations. Prior to joining Nidec, he was division Schamel marketing manager for the Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin. Schamel earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science & Technology and an MBA from the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

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AWARDS The Missouri Society of Certiied Public Accountants awarded Michelle F. Schwerin, an associate at Capes Sokol, with the 2017 Impact Award for Outstanding Young Professional. Enterprise Holdings was named Transportation Partner of the Year by the American Society of Travel Agents. Enterprise Holdings’ Jef Coggin, assistant vice president of travel agency sales, was named Supplier Representative of the Year.

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Kendrick Coleman, a staf accountant in the entrepreneurial services group at RubinBrown, was given the Emerging Saluki Leader Award by the Southern Illinois University College of Business. HELPING OUT TheBANK of Edwardsville donated $25,000 to the Anderson Hospital Foundation for its Private Room Campaign.

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Omnigo Software acquired Torontobased iView Systems, a provider of public safety management solutions for the gaming and hospitality industries. MILESTONES Husky Corp. is celebrating 70 years in business. OPENINGS USA Mortgage opened a new location: • 2 West Main Street, Suite 101, Wentzville TheBANK of Edwardsville opened a loan production oice: • 3050 West Clay Street, Suite 100, St. Charles A group of pediatric therapy clinicians opened Come Play, STL, a custom-designed therapy gym and treatment center: • 3115 South Grand Boulevard, Suite 224, St. Louis Total Access Urgent Care opened a new location: • 2060 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis PROJECTS Wiegmann Associates completed design/build HVAC and refrigeration work at a new Quality Custom Distribution refrigerated warehouse in Apopka, Fla. The general contractor was ARCO Beverage Group.

Sansone Group hired Nick Fiquette as a broker. Gwen Taylor was hired by Stern Brothers as chief compliance oicer. Colleen Hunn was promoted to assistant vice president, branch manager at First Bank’s Ellisville and Wildwood branches.

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Edwards Carpet donated $3,184 to Gateway to a Cure, beneitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help people afected by Parkinson’s disease. MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Manna Pro Products LLC acquired CortaFlx Inc., a global supplier of equine and canine health supplements.

Dale Black, partner at CMS Homes, was elected president of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri.

BUSINESS CALENDAR MONDAY ACCOUNTING • SCORE presents this workshop on how to efectively use the QuickBooks Online program. • 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Fontbonne University, 6800 Wydown Boulevard, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 206 • $35 preregistered, $40 at the door. Register: http://conta.cc/2iAwLnI SATURDAY SMALL BUSINESS • SCORE presents this workshop on how to start and manage your own business.

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Osborn Barr hired Michael Whitmer as director and Colin Maynard as associate director. Regina Cleary was promoted to director. COCA-Center of Creative Arts named Yvonne Osei as curator-in-residence to oversee exhibitions and public programs for the Millstone Gallery. Kyle Gero joined Willert Home Products as a regional sales manager. Craig W. Felzien was named director of the Duree Center for Entrepreneurship at Lindenwood University. Aleksandr Ivanov joined Murphy Co. as service operations manager.

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Castle Contracting hired Austin Anway as project engineer. Provident promoted Julie McDowell to director of advancement. Anders CPAs + Advisors welcomed the following new associates to its audit and advisory services group: Mary Taylor Endlsey; Raven S. Lawhorn; Abby J. McGrath; Ryan J. Morse; Katie L. Schmitz; and Allison M. Wiese. HighTower St. Louis added inancial planner Zach Ungerott.


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19.11

27.73 27.37

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Amdocs

DOX

56.10

67.98 64.64

-.14 -0.2 +11.0 +11.9 18

Ameren Corp

AEE

48.32

64.89 62.92

-.24 -0.4 +19.9 +32.9 24 1.83f Lee Ent

American Railcar

ARII

34.29

51.10 38.28 +.21 +0.6 -15.5

ABInBev

BUD

98.28 126.50 115.75 +.13 +0.1

Arch Coal

ARCH

60.13

Avadel Pharma

AVDL

8.14

86.36 80.67 +.18 +0.2 12.30

9.09

-3.8 13

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GM

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20.25

27.98 26.66

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MON 101.52 122.80 118.22

-.26 -0.2 +12.4 +19.1 22

2.16

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BDC

64.60

86.24 83.56

-.96 -1.1 +11.8 +16.8 16

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OLN

37.52 36.92

-.23 -0.6 +44.2 +49.3 51

0.80

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36.61 30.41

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58.55

74.83 66.23

-.94 -1.4 -10.0

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CNC

54.40

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3.53

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8.33

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63.82

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49.27

59.99 54.06

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The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.32 percent on Wednesday. Yields affect rates on mortgages and other consumer loans.

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2.68

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Chevron

HPE

Close: $13.10 -1.02 or -7.2% The data center hardware company said CEO Meg Whitman will retire in February.

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Close: $21.34 -1.12 or -5.0% The PC and printer maker couldn’t hang on to its big recent gains in spite of a solid quarterly report.

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BUSINESS DIGEST Food-service workers approve 3-year pact • Food service workers at Washington University have ratiied their irst contract with Bon Appétit, the university’s food-service provider. The pact includes raises of 11 to 14 percent over the contract’s threeyear life, additional vacation days, more funeral leave, improvements to overtime rules, and guaranteed “show-up” pay, according to the news release. “Show-up” pay, or “adequate work,” guarantees employees receive at least partial pay when they report to work but are dismissed early by employers. The more than 300 employees of Bon Appétit had voted to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 earlier this year. The contract also gives Bon Appetit workers access to the union’s health care and retirement packages. The contract, which is efective immediately, was approved Wednesday night with about 54 percent approval, the union said in a news release.

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Louis Galleria and Plaza Frontenac. Saudi Arabia said to be in market for St. Charles-made bomb kits • Saudi Arabia wants to buy about $7 billion worth of precision-guided munitions from Boeing Co. and Raytheon, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. The deal, said to be part of the $110 billion weapons agreement that coincided with President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia in May, could run into trouble in Congress where some lawmakers are increasingly critical over the Saudi campaign in Yemen. In November 2016, the administration of President Barack Obama halted the sale of $1.29 billion worth of precision-guided weapons because of concern about the extent of civilian casualties in Yemen. That sale process started in 2015 and included more than 8,000 Laser Guided Bombs for the Royal Saudi Air Force. The package also included more than 10,000 general purpose bombs, and more than 5,000 tail kits used to inexpensively convert “dumb” bombs into laser or GPS-guided weapons. The tail kits are made by Boeing in St. Charles. Both Boeing and Raytheon declined to comment on the weapons sale. Mexico’s minimum wage hike seen as too small • Critics are blasting a move this week by Mexico to raise its minimum wage by 10 percent, saying the increase falls short of meeting the basic needs of workers and is unlikely to satisfy U.S. and Canadian NAFTA negotiators who see low Mexican salaries as unfair competition. Mexico will raise its minimum wage on Dec. 1 to 88.36 pesos per day from 80.04 pesos per day, President

Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday. That’s equivalent to a 45-cent increase to $4.71 per day. The U.S. federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, or $58 in a eight-hour day. During the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico has come under criticism for poor worker conditions, which the United States and Canada say allow it to beneit disproportionately from the pact. Along the border, U.S. average wages are about ive times higher than Mexican wages, one of the largest per capita wage diferentials of any land border on the planet. On Wednesday, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said the increase in the daily minimum wage was worrisome because it still wasn’t enough to meet the basic needs of a single worker or a family. Monsanto-Bayer faces delay in Brazil • Brazil’s antitrust agency Cade could extend by as much as 90 days its analysis of Bayer’s $63.5 billion takeover of Creve Coeurbased Monsanto Co., according to a regulatory iling posted on the watchdog’s website on Wednesday. An extension of Cade’s in-depth review may push a decision to March 20. A ruling was initially expected in late December. In February, as Bayer disclosed inancial results, it said the company remained conident it could obtain regulatory clearances and close the transaction before the end of 2017. Brazil is Monsanto’s biggest market outside of the United States. From staf and wire reports

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More bad news for America’s shopping malls: Consumers are shopping closer to home. And increasingly, home is not where the malls are. Spending growth at mom-and-pop businesses has outpaced that of the big chains in the past two years, according to Sarah Quinlan, senior vice president at creditcard giant Mastercard Inc., which tracks purchasing patterns. When Americans aren’t shopping online, they are seeking more personal connections and advice — something they can find lacking at national retailers. “The consumer is shopping small,” she said. Big chain stores still account for the majority of shoppers’ purchases, according to Mastercard. But many of the most aluent consumers are now clustered in walkable neighborhoods, letting them skip the mall in favor of neighborhood hardware stores, bookshops and grocers. And they’re willing to pay the higher prices, Quinlan said. That doesn’t mean malls are going away. The A-rated shopping centers — the industry’s cream of the crop — are still doing fine. But roughly two-thirds of malls are struggling to cope with shifting spending patterns, an aging population and the rise of Amazon.com Inc. The uncertainty has even led tenants to push for significantly shorter leases, sometimes of only a year or two. Independent retailers and small chains have been able to step into the void. Many of them are thriving in categories such as hardware, furniture and crafts. But local shoppers frequently have to overcome a big hurdle: price. Because smaller businesses often can’t buy in bulk, customers typically have to pay more. Increasingly, that’s a sacrifice shoppers seem willing to make — at least when they’re shopping oline, Mastercard’s Quinlan said. Sales growth at small businesses, defined as having less than $50 million in annual sales, was 7.3 percent last year, according to Mastercard. That compared with 4.6 percent for total retail sales. Small-business purchases account for 37 percent of total spending. Online growth still overshadows both the big chains and local stores.


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Owners bear responsibility to avoid misuse, company says GUNS • FROM C1

process design engineer, started the Bridgeton company in 2014 and now get about 80 to 100 orders from across the country every month. The business completes the designs customers dream up using Cerakote, a ceramic coating that seals to protect metal from rust or corrosion. The coating also comes in about 100 colors — many with creative names such as desert sand or prison pink — the team uses to create its custom guns. Peterman first started using Cerakote in 2014 in a project to make his own gun. “It started of as a just a hobby,” he said.“I didn’t think past just my own gun and maybe a few for my buddies.” But Cerakote has become in demand for gun owners, so Peterman decided to go into the business. He partnered with Weinstein, who co-owned County Guns, a gun shop near Florissant, and had a federal firearms license, which all businesses that refinish guns need. Midwest Cerakote now operates out of its workshop at 13761 St. Charles Rock Road and is the only Cerakote factory-certified shop in the county, though there are several others around St. Louis that apply the finish. They prepare the guns for painting by disassembling them piece by piece. Then they soak them, strip them of any remaining finish with a sand blaster and bake them to get rid of grease that can prevent the Cerakote from bonding. A base coat on a gun costs an average of about $200, while custom projects often fall between $500 and $600, Peterman said. They

can take weeks or months to complete. “A lot of customers just want to protect from rust or wear,” said Peterman. “But then there’s people who want something more elaborate. I think there is some bragging rights to it, like I hear: ‘I’m going to show this of to the guys at the shooting range.’” They do guns with flags or camouflage and replicate weapons from video games or movies such as “Star Wars.” They can also engrave guns with designs, such as a thumb print, a family crest or, in one case, the words “Happy Birthday Poppa.” And it’s more than just guns: They also do golf clubs, engine parts and thermal cups. One time, they sealed an entire sledge hammer. “If it’s metal, we can Cerakote it,” Weinstein said.

CRITICS WARN OF SAFETY RISKS But the more colorful, custom work of companies such as Midwest Cerakote has critics. “People have mixed feelings about painting a gun that doesn’t look like a gun anymore,” Weinstein said. Critics worry that when a real gun is bright and looks like a toy, it can lead to inadvertent shootings. There are also potential risks for law enforcement. Lt. Col. Ken Cox, deputy chief of the St. Louis County Police Department, said that both toys that look like real guns and guns that seem like toys make it harder for oicers to distinguish the real threats from the imitation. “I’ve seen pink guns, zebra guns, and it just makes it that much more difficult for officers

Doctor burnout can lead to more medical errors BURNOUT • FROM C1

now say the way medicine is practiced in the United States is to blame, fueled in part by growing clerical demands that have doctors spending two hours on the computer for every one hour they spend seeing patients. What’s more, burnout is not just bad for doctors; it’s bad for patients and bad for business, according to interviews with more than 20 health care executives, doctors and burnout experts. “This really isn’t just about exercise and getting enough sleep and having a life outside the hospital,” said Dr. Tait Shanafelt, a former Mayo Clinic researcher who became Stanford Medicine’s first chief physician wellness officer in September. “It has at least as much or more to do with the environment in which these folks are practicing,” he said. Shanafelt and other researchers have shown that burnout erodes job performance, increases medical errors and leads doctors to leave a profession they once loved. Hospitals can ill afford these added expenses in an era of tight margins, costly nursing shortages and uncertainty over the fate of the Affordable Care Act, which has put capital projects and payment reform efforts on hold. “Burnout decreases productivity and increases errors. It’s a

big deal,” said Cleveland Clinic Chief Executive Dr. Toby Cosgrove, one of 10 U.S. health care CEOs who this year declared physician burnout a public health crisis.

WHAT TO DO? Hospitals are just beginning to recognize the toll of burnout on their operations. Experts estimate, for example, that it can cost more than a $1 million to recruit and train a replacement for a doctor who leaves because of burnout. But no broad calculation of burnout costs exists, Shanafelt said. Stanford, Harvard Business School, Mayo and the American Medical Association are working on that. They have put together a comprehensive estimate of the costs of burnout at the organizational and societal level, which has been submitted to a journal for review. In July, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) called on researchers to identify interventions that ease burnout. Meanwhile, some hospitals and health insurers are already trying to lighten the load. Cleveland Clinic increased last year the number of nurse practitioners and other highly trained providers by 25 percent to 1,600 to handle more routine tasks for its 3,600 physicians. It hired eight pharmacists to help with prescription refills. Atrius Health, Massachusetts’ largest independent physicians

ROBERT COHEN • rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Adam Weinstein rubs the “battle-worn” inish on a Ruger P345 at Midwest Cerakote in Bridgeton on Nov. 7. Weinstein and John Peterman have a business doing custom paint and laser design work on weapons.

because if they see that gun, they don’t have the luxury to wait to determine if it is real,” Cox said. “So I just hope these companies are responsible with what they’re doing.” The owners of Midwest Cerakote argue that it is the personal responsibility of the gun owner to make sure that the guns don’t get misused. “We look at it this way: You’re either a responsible gun owner or you’re not,” Weinstein said. “If you have a gun that looks like what some people call a toy, you have that obligation to be responsible.” Weinstein said the company would not paint the tip of a black gun orange — the sign of a toy gun — but had painted the tip of guns as part of larger designs, including creating one that looked like a Nerf gun and another that appeared like a Nintendo zapper. The zapper was later confis-

cated by the North County Police Cooperative and agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in September when it was found in in the possession of a felon, Darkel Deshay Martin, along with 17 other guns. The authorities were conducting a rape investigation when they found the guns and gave photos to the media. “I knew immediately it was one of ours,” Weinstein said. Weinstein said the gun had changed hands after his company did the design. The shop is required by law to track every gun they work on, so Weinstein said he gave oicers information about who brought the gun in and when. There are no laws in Missouri prohibiting painting a gun to imitate a toy. “For me, it’s double-edge because I work in EMS with the fire

department as my other job and we work a lot of shootings out there,” Weinstein said. “So I do feel morally obligated ... but ultimately if you’re going to do something stupid or wrong with a gun, it doesn’t matter what color it is.” For Peterman and Weinstein, their work customizing guns is part of a long tradition. “Back in the day, when guns were first made, you had these guys that would do these elaborate engravings,” Weinstein said. “It’s the same kind of concept — it dresses up a plain gun.” Some people will naturally want to style-up their firearm, they argue. “You fix up your car, your home,” Peterman said. “People want the same thing with their gun.”

group, is diverting unnecessary email traffic away from doctors to other staffers and simplifying medical records, aiming to cut 1.5 million mouse “clicks” per year. Insurer UnitedHealth Group, which operates physician practices for more than 20,000 doctors through its Optum subsidiary, launched a program to help doctors quickly determine whether drugs are covered by a patient’s insurance plan during the patient visit. It is also running a pilot program for Medicare plans in eight states to shrink the number of procedures that require prior authorization. Similarly, Aetna Inc. began this year a behavioral health program that eliminates prior authorization requirements for admission to some high-performing hospitals.

medicine practice in Dubuque, Iowa. She asked a staff member how many mouse clicks it takes to order and record a single patient’s flu shot in their electronic medical record. The answer: 32. She has visited some practices at which a doctor had to record flu shots for more than 1,000 patients because only the doctor was allowed to enter the order. Such mandates reflect an overly strict interpretation of federal health reforms designed to encourage doctors to use electronic medical records, such as the 2009 Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act that required doctors to demonstrate “meaningful use” of the systems. “We have to recognize the exacting toll that the first generation of electronic health records have had on physicians,” Sinsky said. “I would identify it as one of the most important drivers of physician burnout.” Pre-approval requirements from health insurers for many services and quality metrics built into Obamacare have added to doctors’ administrative duties. “We’ve got this measurement mania. We’ve got to back off of that,” said Dr. Paul Harkaway, chief accountable care oicer for Michigan’s St. Joseph Mercy Health System, a part of Trinity Health, a national nonprofit Catholic health care system. As a result of these requirements, primary care physicians spend more than half of their 11.4 hour workday performing data entry and other tasks, according to a September AMA/University of Wisconsin study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. To manage, doctors often fin-

ish work at home in the evening, a part of the day known as “pajama time.”

DOCTOR OVERLOAD Experts define burnout as a syndrome marked by emotional exhaustion, cynicism and decreased effectiveness. Many burned-out doctors cut back their hours to cope, and a disturbing number commit suicide. A landmark 2015 Mayo Clinic study found that more than 7 percent of nearly 7,000 doctors had considered suicide within the prior 12 months, compared with 4 percent of other workers. About 400 a year go through with it. Driving the burnout symptoms is the burden of data entry on clumsy electronic medical records systems that doctors must use to prove the quality of their care, said Dr. Christine Sinsky, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association. Sinsky recently conducted an experiment in her own internal

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COSTS TO THE SYSTEM Doctors’ sufering can take a direct toll on patients. In a 2010 study, Shanafelt and colleagues found that the more burned out a surgeon was, the more likely he or she was to report a major medical error. Other studies have shown that burnout drives up rates of unnecessary testing, referrals to specialists and hospital admissions. When doctors quit, it costs an estimated $800,000 to $1.3 million in recruitment, training and productivity costs, depending on the specialty. Even when physicians don’t leave, they can contribute thousands of dollars in costs each year “just as a matter of inefficient functioning,” said Dr. Colin West of the Mayo Clinic. The trend has medical malpractice experts concerned. CRICO, the malpractice carrier for Harvard University’s two dozen affiliated hospitals, recently had to settle a handful of cases because doctors were too burned out to fight, even though CRICO believed it could win. “The clinician just wanted it to go away,” said Dr. Luke Sato, CRICO’s chief medical officer. Sato estimates that an average breast or colorectal cancer malpractice case might cost $750,000 to $1 million to settle. The crisis has Harkaway worried for his colleagues in Michigan, and for his profession. “Working with doctors every day, you see it,” he said. “They are just beat down.”


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Conservatives have lipped on patent board PATENT • FROM C1

supported the board’s creation in 2011 as a way to rein in trial lawyers and “patent trolls,” who hold patents for the sole purpose of suing big companies for licensing fees. “Things have really flipped when it comes to the conservative perspective on patents,” said Charles Duan, a lawyer with leftleaning consumer group Public Knowledge. Much of the credit goes to activists who have convinced many conservatives that the real problem is not out-of-control litigation but how the tribunal designed to speed up resolving patent disputes favors big business over smaller rivals. The change of positions has been aided by deepening rightwing distrust of tech giants, such as Apple and Alphabet’s Google, which have benefited the most from PTAB while embracing liberal causes such as immigration or gay and transgender rights. The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule sometime next year on whether the tribunal is an unconstitutional intrusion of the executive branch onto matters reserved for the courts and influential conservative groups are already weighing in. The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, Federalist Society, and the American Conservative Union have published articles or submitted briefs arguing that PTAB should be abolished. Most legal experts expect it to survive, though, noting the Su-

preme Court has largely accepted the powers of executive-branch courts in other areas, such as public employee benefits. The mounting criticism of PTAB could still convince the court’s conservative justices to vote for abolition, said Q. Todd Dickinson, a lawyer with the firm Polsinelli and a former director of the patent oice. The advocacy effort by conservative groups could also convince the Trump administration to curb the patent board’s power, Dickinson said.

AN ANTI-TROLL WEAPON More than 70 percent of the Republicans in Congress backed the legislation that created the PTAB. At the time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said the law would “help reduce unnecessary litigation against American businesses.” In February the same business lobbying group criticized PTAB for creating “cost and uncertainty for patent owners.” U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who holds patents relating to computer interfaces, was not in Congress at the time the board was created but said conservatives’ initial intent to curb excessive litigation had gradually given way to fears that PTAB is helping the wrong businesses. The board’s establishment was pushed by big tech companies, banks and retailers, who complained they were being inundated with “troll” lawsuits. Successfully defending a patent case in federal court often takes

years and costs millions of dollars, escalating pressure to settle. PTAB ofered a cheaper and faster alternative. The average cost of litigating a PTAB petition to a final decision is about $250,000, according to patent risk management company RPX Corp. There are no juries and limited live witness testimony in PTAB proceedings, and its administrative judges apply a lower standard of proof than would be required in federal court. About 80 percent of the patents on which the PTAB makes final decisions are either partially or fully invalidated, according to a report issued in October by the patent oice. But the agency also said 56 percent of patents challenged at PTAB are upheld, in part because the court frequently declines requests to review patents. A spokesman for the patent office declined to comment. Inventors say the PTAB has made it much harder to get patents licensed by big technology, which now routinely respond to patent infringement claims by initiating PTAB proceedings. “Patents owners who don’t have the wherewithal to withstand serial challenges to the validity of their patents just can’t license them,” said David Pridham, chief executive of Dominion Harbor, a firm that owns and attempts to license former Eastman Kodak Co. patents. Paul Morinville, a cowboy hatwearing entrepreneur from Indiana and the founder of US Inventor, said it had become harder for him to get funding for his busi-

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ness based on software patents he holds. Morinville has been speaking to Republican lawmakers and their staffers for the past four years, and many conservatives credit his group with raising alarm about the patent tribunal. “They are as close to your iconic garage inventor as you can get, so their stories really resonate,” said James Edwards, a conservative lobbyist focused on patent law. Though conservative groups have been most vocal, the debate transcends party lines. Some Republicans, such as Rep. Darrell Issa of California, keep supporting the PTAB, while some Democrats have joined Republicans in calls to curb its powers. Many trial lawyers whose case loads have fallen also oppose it. But many liberals have embraced the PTAB as a means of eliminating brand-name pharmaceutical patents that keep drug prices high.

Generic drug makers and large tech companies are also among the board’s supporters, arguing it has actually increased competition by weeding out low-quality patents. The conservative backlash in part reflects how the right views tech giants such as Apple and Google, which thanks to the tribunal have prevailed in hundreds of disputes with patent owners seeking hefty compensation. “Google, Amazon and Apple and other big tech companies — you look at their power and it is really astounding. And they are generally left-leaning companies,” said Matthew Dowd, a conservative patent lawyer in Washington, who has represented US Inventor. “Those dynamics are definitely playing into the increasing willingness of conservatives to speak up about patents.”

Site was involved in previous zoning battle ZONING • FROM C1

Sunset Hills attorney Robert E. Jones said the city did not comment on pending litigation. For years, Sunset Hills has been grappling with what to do with the property along Lindbergh Boulevard around Court Drive and north of West Watson Road. Much if it was damaged by the tornado that rolled through the region on New Year’s Eve in 2010. While most of the property is still zoned residential and abuts a subdivision, it is also along busy Lindbergh Boulevard and near other large commercial developments, including shopping centers across the road. Some residents have fought hard over the years to keep commercial development off of the corner, worried it would encroach into the neighborhood and further south along Lindbergh Boulevard. Several developers have eyed the site. George Despotis, whose family owned the land where a medical imaging center once stood before being destroyed by the tornado, has long advocated for light commercial with a buffer separating the neighborhood.

His lawsuit says the traic and noise, and the city’s refusal to rezone the area, has deprived him “of all reasonable or economic use of the land.” In 2011, the Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission rejected a change to its comprehensive plan that would have opened the door to commercial development on the tornadodamaged area. In the ensuing years, the Despotis trust has acquired or put under contract nine properties — totaling roughly five acres — in the area. Despotis first submitted a plan for a credit union in February 2016, and he has amended it twice. His lawsuit argues that the area is not suitable for strictly residential development but that he incorporated a residential component as a bufer for light commercial at the signalized intersection of West Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. He agreed to remove the current commercial zoning on the tract where the imaging center once stood in exchange for allowing the credit union at the corner, according to the lawsuit. He had partnered with national homebuilder Pulte Homes to

build the 20 attached houses as part of the plan. Pulte announced May 4, a few days after Sunset Hills rejected the plan, that it would exit the St. Louis market. (It had also recently lost a rezoning bid to build homes on the site of an old quarry in Frontenac and was facing opposition to a plan for townhomes in St. Louis’s Lafayette Square neighborhood.) Despotis then reduced the density to 15 homes, but that, too was rejected in October. Despotis attorney Dan Welsh said his client, an area doctor, had listened to residents’ concerns and “devised plans that have carefully integrated a lot of those comments.” “My client represents a group of property owners in St. Louis; he has multiple tracts of land under contract,” Welsh said. “This is by no means a situation where residential homeowners are aligning themselves against a commercial real estate developer.”

‘INTERESTING PRECEDENT’ This isn’t the first time Sunset Hills has been sued over a zoning dispute in the area. In fact, the case Welsh cites in the lawsuit as a precedent for granting the

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A home on Court Drive sat empty in June 2011 after a tornado struck this area of Sunset Hills along Lindbergh Boulevard in December 2010. Since then, the city has debated whether to keep the area residential.

rezoning was brought by Despotis’ mother, Olga Despotis, and resulted in the commercial zoning where the medical oice once stood at 3825 Lindbergh Boulevard. Even the city attorneys are similar. Sunset Hills’ attorney at the time, the late Robert C. Jones Jr., is the father of current Sunset Hills attorney Robert E. Jones. “It’s an interesting precedent in that the (Missouri) Court of Appeals weighed in on very similar if not identical issues back in the late ’70s and early ’80s,” Welsh said. In that case, the St. Louis County Circuit Court overturned Sunset Hills’ decision and or-

dered the city to rezone the property to commercial. The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld that decision in a 1981 ruling. “Sunset Hills argues commercial zoning in Sunset Hills must end somewhere and, in effect, Sunset Hills has the right to draw the boundaries of zoning districts where it wills,” the appeals court wrote in 1981. “Municipalities have a great deal of discretion in determining the bounds of zoning districts. “However, such power is not unbridled and is circumscribed by the requirement that zoning not be arbitrary and unreasonable.”

U.S. risks being left out in Asian trade REGIONAL CHAMBER

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International Economics estimates that the 11-nation pact will raise global income about $147 billion, or 0.1 percent, by 2030. That’s less than a third of the original deal’s expected gains, but it is a modest positive for the nations involved. The U.S., which could have been the TPP’s biggest beneficiary, is now projected to lose $2 billion of income by 2030. That’s microscopic in our $19 trillion economy, but some U.S. industries clearly could suffer. Peter Petri, a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute, says farmers and service workers will be hit hardest. Beef, pork, dairy and grain producers may lose export markets to competitors in Australia and Canada. Japan’s financial, communications and consulting firms will benefit from new markets that could have been opened to the U.S. In manufacturing, companies will build cross-border supply chains that take advantage of TPP-11 rules, just as they’ve done in North America under NAFTA. The diference is that with the U.S. on the outside looking in, our manufacturers will be at a disadvantage. “Having low trade costs and connecting diverse production sites is exactly what trade areas try to do,” Petri said. “U.S. automakers may import Vietnamese parts even if Vietnam and the U.S. are not in

the same agreement, but the costs will be lower if they are.” Trump wants to sign bilateral agreements with the Pacific Rim countries, arguing that the U.S. fares better in oneon-one negotiations than in multicountry talks. So far, he hasn’t found any takers. “If you are Japan and you see what the Trump administration has been saying in NAFTA talks, you are not real happy about being forced into a similar negotiation,” said Claude Barfield, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “Countries are going to resist, as much as they can, a bilateral with the United States.” Meanwhile, the European Union has a tentative trade agreement with Vietnam, is negotiating one with Japan and has had preliminary talks with Australia and New Zealand. As the rest of the world sees the value of closer ties with Asia, the U.S. risks being left out. Eventually, as our farmers and bankers and manufacturers complain about missed opportunities and stif new competition, some future president may beg to re-enter the TPP. If that happens, we’ll probably get less favorable terms than we had in the original deal. The other nations won’t forget which guest almost caused the party to be canceled. David Nicklaus • 314-340-8213 @dnickbiz on Twitter dnicklaus@post-dispatch.com

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ADVANCING ST. LOUIS | WITH CHEF GERARD CRAFT OF NICHE FOOD GROUP

Gerard Craft tells us where he goes out to eat – and what he’ll be making at home for Christmas By Jennifer Mason Custom Content Contributor

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hef Gerard Craft is the executive chef and owner of Niche Food Group in St. Louis. As a Food & Wine Best New Chef, Food & Wine Innovator of the Year, and 2015 James Beard Foundation Award-winning Best Chef: Midwest and Inc. magazine Star Entrepreneur, Craft has been a pioneer for the Midwest dining scene. Chef Craft became interested in the restaurant life while living in Salt Lake City as a snowboard photographer. Craft went on to cook at Bistro Toujours in Park City, Utah and Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California as well as Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey before making the leap to open a restaurant of his own. Always a believer in following intuition, Chef Craft settled on the boarded-up building in the Benton Park neighborhood, an area he had never visited, to open his irst restaurant, Niche, at the age of 25 in 2005. Niche Food Group now includes ive restaurants in St. Louis: creative cocktails at Taste by Niche, French bistro fare at Brasserie by Niche, approachable Italian at Pastaria, fast casual Italian at Porano Pasta and his latest venture, Sardella, a seasonal, fun restaurant with a nod to Italy. Craft also opened a second location for Pastaria in Nashville, Tennessee in September 2017. HOW DID YOU LAND IN ST. LOUIS? I saw an ad for a wine bar for sale and the rest is history. Honestly though, I wanted to be a part of an up-and-coming food scene, and I saw a spark happening in St. Louis at the time. I’m glad that I acted on the impulse. WHERE ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW? Newer restaurants tend to get the most time, so Sardella in Clayton and Pastaria in Nashville are the latest projects. I ind all of the restaurants rewarding and for different reasons. I love seeing what the team at Sardella is doing right now. The restaurant is about a year old and they’ve really found a groove. I think food evolves a lot within the irst year of a restaurant, especially as it starts to igure out its identity.

TELL US ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS YOU HAVE WITH THE LOCAL FARMERS. We have had many relationships with different farmers throughout the years. I am really loving the produce from Bohlen Family Farms and Such and Such Farm. Berger Bluff Farm has the most consistent and professional farmers that I have ever come across. We are lucky to have so many different farmers in St. Louis doing different things. We recently started getting our lamb from Winslow’s Home and it’s amazing. They have a great restaurant in University City and a farm out west. Eat Here St. Louis has been a great resource for chefs over the past few years acting as a middleman for so many more farmers than we had access to before. Everything is ordered and delivered HOW DOES THE JAMES to one point, saving farmers and chefs a BEARD AWARD IMPACT lot of time and energy. THE ST. LOUIS RESTAURANT SCENE? DO YOUR RESTAURANTS HAVE I think the James Beard award A SUSTAINABILITY POLICY? helps build awareness about what We are members of Green Dining Alli- is going on in the St. Louis food ance which goes through and rates res- scene. The award is vindication taurants and gives you items to work that we need to be taken seriously on when they come and audit you every as a food city, and I see a lot more year. That’s been huge to our company in St. Louis’ future. over the last several years. It’s pushed us to replace a huge chunk of our lighting WHAT TYPES OF PLACES to LED and start recycling and com- DO YOU LIKE TO EAT WITH post programs in all of the restaurants. YOUR FAMILY? All of our products are either recyclable We live in University City with our or compostable. We spend a lot of time two active daughters, so we tend working on everything from sourcing of to frequent our neighborhood a ingredients to how we dispose of them. lot. Fork & Stix and Mi Ranchito probably see us the most! But we also hit up ARE YOU PLANNING ANOTHER Pi Pizza, Taj Mahal, Wonton King, and RESTAURANT ANYTIME SOON? a few other U-City spots. We do make We have a fun new project that we some trips to our old neighborhood in should be able to announce very soon! Benton Park and visit Peacemaker and Vista Ramen when we have a little more time. For ine dining, Vicia is a new resCHEF GERARD CRAFT taurant that’s out of control good. Sump Coffee is my favorite coffee shop in town. BORN • Burlington, Vermont I’m pretty easy to please. I’m not out to LIVES • University City critique others; I’m out to relax and have a good time! AGE • 38

“The award [James Beard] is vindication that we need to be taken seriously as a food city, and I see a lot more in St. Louis’ future.”

TITLE • Executive Chef and Owner BUSINESS SIZE • Midsize (150-500)

Going Green: Enhancing the dining experience Source: greendiningalliance.org

The Green Dining Alliance (GDA) is a restaurant sustainability certiication program of St. Louis Earth Day, a 501(c)(3) nonproit organization. The GDA works with restaurants to reduce their environmental impact by completing an on-site audit that evaluates all areas of operations and setting personalized goals with each member. The GDA operates throughout the St. Louis region with an emphasis on the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

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GDA considers what is coming inside the restaurant. They audit the restaurants to see if they are buying their ingredients and products locally and if they are organic and/or responsibly raised. They also take into consideration if the establishment is leaving behind a low-impact trail of trash and pollution. The GDA considers what is happening inside the restaurant. They audit the restaurants on whether they are conserving water, energy and other natural resources. Last, the GDA considers what’s happening when all of those HISTORY OF GDA resources leave the restaurant in order to The Green Dining Alliance is a natural divert re-usable resources from landills. extension of St. Louis Earth Day’s award winning, event-greening program Re- HOW IT WORKS cycling on the Go (ROG). ROG started Restaurants must commit to core conas a response to a local need for consul- cepts, which include banning Styrofoam tation and execution of waste reduction and #6 plastics; recycling restaurant and diversion strategies at area events. waste; phasing in CFL or LED light In seven years, the program has kept bulbs; sharing utility data and goals for 188 tons of recyclable and organic ma- tracking improvements over time; and terials out of area landills, enhanced participating in at least two GDA workthe operations of 259 events and ex- shops annually. Restaurants receive an posed approximately 4.2 million people onsite consultation and certiication auto recycling when away from home. dit. Participating members become cerIn working with food vendors at tiied if they receive 80 points or greater events, many of whom own local restau- on the certiication and re-certiied on an rants or catering businesses, many ven- annual basis. Restaurants are presented dors recognized that industry norms are with their audit report during a goal-setchanging and the St. Louis community ting meeting. really does desire more sustainable dining choices. Like the ROG program, the ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS Green Dining Alliance provides an op- GDA’s environmental goal is to divert at portunity for restaurants and diners to least 1000 tons of landill waste per year. take environmental action and make a The organization wants to reduce particitangible impact on sustainability in the pants’ energy consumption by 15 percent region. within the irst two years of participation. Their goals also include increasing GOING GREEN sustainable food and product purchases The Green Dining Alliance considers an and increasing environmental awareness establishment or product green when the among restaurant owners, staff and dinenvironmental impact of every day ac- ers. The GDA also hopes to increase the tions are considered and lifestyles and number of restaurants that recycle and systems relect those considerations. The compost.

- Gerard Craft Executive Chef and Owner of Niche Food Group

stop using citrus and so we stopped using lemons. That was really dificult for me because I like Meyer lemons in just about everything and especially preserved Meyer lemons; it’s one of my favorite ingredients to use.

DO YOU COOK OVER THE HOLIDAYS? Cooking for holidays is a favorite. Braised lamb shank with white trufle mashed potatoes is a staple Christmas dish for me. It’s the only time you’ll see me use fancy ingredients at home. I normally just make simple dishes like pasta, DO YOU HAVE A GO-TO salad, roasted chicken or I throw someINGREDIENT? thing on the grill. I’m never ordering in Back in the day when we switched Niche caviar or eating trufles at home. to using all local, that meant almost everything except salt was local. We had to

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very homeowner should have basic do-it-yourself skills. Learning to DIY can save you money on tasks from installing a ceiling fan to tiling an entire room. Every home — whether newly constructed or a ixer-upper — comes with a list of projects that need to be done. Americans spent $340 billion on remodeling and maintenance in 2015, according to Harvard

University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. If you are starting from scratch on home improvement skills, it’s important to know where to look for your education. There are likely a variety of free or low-cost options available both online and in your community.

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Habitat for Humanity ofers its Habitat Learns program, a free online training portal for its volunteers, to the general public. Its Residential Construction Basics series, recommended for prospective homeowners, includes training on all of a home’s major systems, as well as construction terminology and processes. Topics include foundations, loor systems, framing walls, rooing, heating and cooling systems, electrical systems and interior and exterior inishes. Consider other online training

and you can even learn to complete an entire project. You might ind classes such as interior painting and drywall repair or beginning tiling. Some stores also ofer libraries of online DIY videos for a range of projects. Local hardware stores can be a treasure trove of information. Not only will you likely ind experienced home improvement pros behind the counter, but they also might be able to recommend local contractors they trust.

portals that ofer a wide range of courses from professional development to craft projects. Udemy. com ofers low-cost courses (starting at $10) on topics such as patching walls and building a home automation system. Sites that ofer free online tutorials include RonHazelton.com, DIYNetwork.com and AsktheBuilder. com, as well as Pinterest and YouTube.

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Have a Safe Holiday Season The Thanksgiving dinner leftovers are in the refrigerator, and the relatives have gone home or are heading there this weekend. Even though the holiday commercials have been running since Halloween, the holiday season starts now. It is a wonderful family time Michelle Walker is the 2017 president of for most people. Sadly, every the St. Charles County year some families have their Association of Realtors. holidays ruined by ire, theft Email real-estate questions and other things that might and comments that you have been prevented. There would like to see addressed in this column to: comments@ are several steps that can be stcharlesrealtors.com taken to keep the home and family safe this holiday season.

the home and family. Most people love the look and smell of a real Christmas tree, so choose carefully. Select a fresh tree with needles that are not brittle. Once the tree is inside the home, be sure to keep it watered so it doesn’t dry out as quickly. While decorating the tree, make sure the lightbulbs do not rest on the branches. Hot lights laying against the branches of a dried-out tree can lead to disaster. One of the joys of the season is the good food. Many love the taste of deep-fried turkey. Every year, however, there are news reports of house ires and serious burns caused by someone’s fryer. For a deep-fried turkey, set up the ire a good distance from the home, deck or garage and away from any yard waste or dried leaves. In addition, always have an adult who knows what they are doing in charge of the ire.

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Before putting up the Christmas lights, whether they are inside or outside lights, check them carefully. First, make sure they all light up and are working properly. Nothing is worse than having all the lights up to ind that one strand doesn’t light. Check all the light strands for any breaks or cracks in the insulation that covers the wires. If any are found, dispose of them and get new lights. The few dollars spent are well worth it to protect

Sadly, some view this time of year as a chance to ruin the holidays and get rich at your expense. Between now and New Year’s, people will be attending numerous gatherings with family, friends and colleagues. This means that many evenings there will be no one home, and homes will be vulnerable to burglary. Consider putting a light and/or radio on a timer, so it appears someone is home.

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Understandably, everyone likes to show off their beautifully decorated homes. Some families like to display their Christmas tree with all the beautifully wrapped presents underneath it in front of a window. This is an invitation to burglars walking or driving through the neighborhood. When leaving home, turn off the tree lights and close the curtains. Finally, some families prefer a “white sand” Christmas on a warm beach. If so, take precautions at home. Arrange to stop the mail and any newspaper deliveries while away, or have a trusted friend or family member collect them. Nothing says a homeowner is not home faster than a full mailbox or several newspapers in the driveway. Also arrange for snow removal from the sidewalks and driveway while away. A snow-packed driveway several days after the snow has stopped could indicate no one is home. Contact the local police department. Many departments offer vacation watch service where they will keep an eye on the home. Simple precautions will help ensure a happy and safe holiday season for you and your family. On behalf of all the members of our St. Charles Realtor family, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe holiday season! Remember, not all real estate agents are REALTORS®. Be sure to ask your agent if they are a St. Charles Realtor® and call them today.

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shelters, benches and parking. Donor Pool has a kiddie pool and main pool and is available for private rental. The Joseph R. Susnig Civic Complex, also referred to as the Susnig Center is located at 401 Mound Street and is also available for private rental. The department also manages Wock Family Lake at 205 June Street. Amenities include a shelter for rent, ishing, benches, a walking trail and parking. The city also offers batting cages, a senior dining hall and athletic ields.

The Jersey County Apple Festival is held annually every fall. The annual festival traces its roots to the numerous apple orchards in the region, the role the apple has played in the development of Jersey County and is a way to celebrate the annual fall harvest. The family-oriented event has something for everyone - young and old alike. Activities include live entertainment by musical groups, craft booths, demonstrations, quilt rafle, bounce house, face painting, a treat walk and a balloon artist.

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INTERIOR PAINT Painting a room is one of the most affordable yet dramatic ways to refresh a space. However, not all paint is created equal. To maintain high indoor air quality and a safe area for curious kids, be a selective shopper with interior paint. Before you select your hue, research paints that are appropriate for children. Look for zeroVOC (volatile organic compound) labels and environmentally friendly options. When in doubt, ask at the paint counter which paints are best for sensitive family members. You’ll love your updated home even more when you can trust it is safe for you and your children. With these simple tips you can create a space that is secure, stylish and safe for all.


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14 Super group Going from Loop rats to being one of St. Louis’ most venerable and eclectic acts is a story only Midwest Avengers can tell. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

SEE+DO 15 A puzzlement The latest revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” coming to the Fox Theatre, is filled with fresh insights. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

22 Small bites Our restaurant critic makes visits to two new spots: Taqueria Z in Edwardsville and Red Oak Eats ’N Treats in Downtown West. BY IAN FROEB

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BETS FRIDAY St. Charles Christmas Traditions WHEN Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; Friday through Dec. 24 • WHERE Main Street in St. Charles • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO stcharleschristmas.com

More than 50 costumed characters will wander the streets of this monthlong holiday festival, where visitors can mail a letter to Santa and visit his cottage, enjoy roasted chestnuts and enter a gingerbread contest. Don’t miss the Santa parade at 1:30 p.m. on opening day and on Saturdays and Sundays.

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‘The Magic Wish’ WHEN Friday through Dec. 31 • WHERE Bob Kramer’s Marionnette Theatre, 4143 Laclede Avenue • HOW MUCH $14 adults, $12 children and seniors, reservations required • MORE INFO 314-531-3313, kramersmarionnettes.com

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‘Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold’ WHEN Friday through Dec. 2 • WHERE Playhouse @ Westport, 635 West Port Plaza • HOW MUCH $50 • MORE INFO 314-5341111; metrotix.com

From the sisterhood that brought us “Late Night Catechism,” this lighthearted show ofers a lesson tailored to the season. Especially, though by no means exclusively, for parochial school alumni. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

Polar Express Train Ride WHEN Friday through Dec. 30, except Christmas Day • WHERE Union Station, 1820 Market Street • HOW MUCH $35-$75; meal packages sold separately • MORE INFO 314-942-6942; stlpolarexpressride.com

Board a train departing Union Station for a round-trip journey to the “North Pole.” Passengers will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to a reading of “The Polar Express,” Chris

FRIDAY Wild Lights WHEN Various dates; Friday through Dec. 30 • WHERE St. Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, Forest Park • HOW MUCH $7-$10, free for children under 2 • MORE INFO 314-781-0900; stlzoo.org/wildlights

through dazzling light displays while spending time with ✔ Walk the animals of the St. Louis Zoo. Enjoy special menus, fireside storytelling, carolers, fire pits, family activities and more. More than half a million bulbs will light up the zoo. For the first time, the zoo ofers a sensory night Dec. 11 for visitors on the autism spectrum. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

Van Allsburg’s classic children’s book that became a movie. Value pricing is available for weeknight excursions, and a combo ticket includes the train ride and a meal in Union Station’s Grand Hall. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

Celebration of Lights WHEN Friday through Dec. 30, except Dec. 11, 12, and 25; closed to vehicles on Mondays • WHERE Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive West, O’Fallon, Mo. • HOW MUCH $10 for cars, $15 for commercial vans and limos, $1 per person on tour buses • MORE INFO ofallon. mo.us/celebration-of-lights

This light display, which started in 1991, includes scenes designed and funded by local

organizations, churches and businesses. It attracts more than 10,000 vehicles each year and more than 10,000 visitors during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll Dec. 11-12. Carriage, train and sleigh hayrides are available. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

Straight No Chaser WHEN 8 p.m. Friday • WHERE Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $34.50-$59.50 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

Straight No Chaser wants you to disregard any preconceived notions you may have about what male a cappella groups are. Instead, come experience the

group for what it is. The latest from the group is “Six Pack: Volume 3.” BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

Warm Springs Ranch Holiday Lights Festival WHEN 5-8 p.m. ThursdaysSundays; Friday through Dec. 30 • WHERE Warm Springs Ranch, 25270 Missouri Route 98, Boonville, Mo. • HOW MUCH $5 per person, free for children 2 and under • MORE INFO warmspringsranch.com.

If you still have room for one more light show, consider visiting Anheuser-Busch’s Warm Springs Ranch to partake in holiday spirit. Warm Springs Ranch is the breeding farm for the famous Budweiser Clydesdales. For $5 you can wander

the grounds, enjoy thousands of festive lights and take a photo with the horses and the Budweiser wagon. Holiday shopping is also available. Guests 21 and older receive two free drink samples. BY AARON BREZEL

Christmas Wonderland WHEN Friday through Dec. 26 • WHERE Rock Springs Park, 2116 College Avenue, Alton • HOW MUCH Suggested donation of $7 for cars and small vans, $1 per person for parties of 10 or more • MORE INFO 1-800-2586645; visitalton.com

The “Grandpa Gang” has hung more than 4 million lights at Rock Springs Park for its annual display. Drive through and check out hundreds of displays that include cascading waterfalls and lighted trees. Visit Santa in the Enchanted Forest through Christmas Eve. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

Wentzville Holiday Night Lights WHEN 6:30-9:30 p.m. on various dates; Friday through Dec. 30 (closed Christmas Day) • WHERE Rotary Park,

2577 West Meyer Road, Wentzville • HOW MUCH $8 per vehicle (six passengers); $1 per additional passenger • MORE INFO wentzvillemo.org

WHEN 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday • WHERE Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $35-$100 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

A 1-mile display in Rotary Park features tunnels of twinkling lights. On Dec. 4, check it out on foot. BY

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Belleville Christkindlmarkt WHEN Friday through Dec. 23 • WHERE Public square, Main and Illinois streets, downtown Belleville • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO bellevillechristkindlmarkt.com

Browse handmade gifts, and enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations and holiday treats at this fourth-annual event modeled after authentic German Christmas markets. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

‘Bolero’ WHEN 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $25-$86 • MORE INFO 314-534-1700; slso.org

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without a visit from Mannheim Steamroller. The Christmas staple will deliver two concerts this weekend at the Fox Theatre. The show features the group’s Christmas classics as well as songs from its “Fresh Aire” series. It’s been 30 years since Mannheim Steamroller’s first Christmas album and 40 years since the first “Fresh Aire” album. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

Bethalto Christmas Village WHEN 5-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; Saturday through Dec. 16 • WHERE Central Park in Bethalto, behind the village hall, 213 North Prairie Street, Bethalto • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO bethaltochristmasvillage.com

Walk through a winter wonderland of lights, decorated cottages, Christmas trees, a live Nativity and live entertainment.

FAST FORWARD St. Louis Ballet: “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 15-23 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center: With a wonderful Tchaikovsky score and a timeless charm, this perennial favorite is guaranteed to get folks into the holiday spirit • “The Post,” in theaters Dec. 22: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in Steven Spielberg’s account of the battle over the Pentagon Papers • Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” Dec. 23 at the Fox Theatre: The company has been touring the United States since the 1990s, which virtually guarantees a Sugar Plum Fairy capable of high-kicking exuberance • “Elf the Musical,” Dec. 26-28 at the Peabody Opera House: Based on the popular holiday movie about a boy raised by elves, this family show comes with plenty of comedy as well as song and dance

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Thanksgiving weekend: Once the turkey and fixings are consumed and the early shopping accomplished, what do you do as a family? The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra comes to the rescue, with a program of compelling, popular works, led by conductor Jun Märkl. A festival in Spanish style, the music includes Ravel’s beloved “Bolero,” Falla’s “El amore brujo” ballet suite with soprano Catalina Cuervo and violinist Karen Gomyo playing Sarasate’s dazzling “Carmen Fantasy.” BY SARAH


Plus, visit Santa and buy a few gifts at vendor booths. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

SUNDAY Baby Blues Showcase WHEN 5 p.m. Sunday • WHERE BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 South Broadway • HOW MUCH $15 or $10 with ive cans of food • MORE INFO bbsjazzbluessoups.com

The Baby Blues Showcase returns for its 16th annual Thanksgiving weekend event. The lineup features Marquise Knox, Aaron Griin, Matt Lesch, Beulah Flakes, Little Dylan, Ian Buschmann, Troy Rolen, St. Louis School of Rock and the St. Louis Blues Society Youth Band. Alonzo Townsend will emcee. BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

‘Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!’ WHEN 1 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard • HOW MUCH $20.50-$100.50 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

Join the Shoppies and the Shopkins in Shopville as they prepare for their annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.” An ensemble cast brings the cartoon to life onstage through music, song and dance. BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

Post-Dispatch Holiday Pop & Shop WHEN Noon-3 p.m. Sunday • WHERE Moulin Events and Meetings, 2017 Chouteau Avenue • HOW MUCH $10, $25 VIP • MORE INFO stltoday.com/ourevents

year, our ✔ Each staf goes shopping for gifts to include in The List, a guide to gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list. (Find it at stltoday. com/thelist.) This year, The List comes to life with an event where you can browse items from more than 30 local vendors and buy some of the items that we featured. You’ll also

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be able to sample brunch bites and cozy cocktails from local establishments such as Three Monkeys, Ices Plain & Fancy and Yolklore, enjoy live music and have your purchases giftwrapped, with donations beneiting the 100 Neediest Cases. BY AMY BERTRAND

MONDAY Oliver Jefers WHEN 6 p.m. Monday • WHERE Daniel Boone library branch, 300 Clarkson Road • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 314-994-3300

Popular children’s illustrator Oliver Jefers (“The Day the Crayons Quit”) ofers advice to his own child (and all readers) about “living on planet Earth” in his new picture book, “Here We Are.” A book purchase from the Novel Neighbor will be required to enter signing line. Doors open at 5 p.m. BY JANE HENDERSON

harpsichord and strings. McGegan, a regular with the SLSO, is always entertaining and superbly musical; it should be a fun evening of ine music. BY SARAH BRYAN MILLER

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Monday • WHERE Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard • HOW MUCH $19-$38 • MORE INFO 314-941-6309; chambermusicstl.org

That St. Louis favorite Nicholas McGegan returns to lead the musicians of the Chamber Music Society in “Baroque Reeds & Bows.” It’s a natural for the renowned British Baroque specialist, with music by Purcell, Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Sweelinck, featuring the oboe,

Frankie Valli WHEN 8 p.m. Thursday • WHERE Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles • HOW MUCH $60-$105 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

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WEDNESDAY Khazr Khan WHEN 7 p.m. Wednesday • WHERE St. Louis County Library, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard • HOW MUCH $30-$35, includes copy of book and 1-2 tickets • MORE INFO 314-994-3300

Khazr Khan, the Gold Star parent who captivated viewers during the Democratic National Convention when he lectured presidential nominee Donald Trump about the U.S. Constitution, tells more about his immigration from Pakistan and how he fell for the American dream in his memoir “An American Family.” Khan will be interviewed onstage by Post-Dispatch columnist Aisha Sultan. BY JANE HENDERSON

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‘A Jewish Joke’ WHEN Wednesday through Dec. 10 • WHERE JCC’s Wool Studio Theatre, 2 Millstone Campus Drive • HOW MUCH $36-$44 • MORE INFO 314-442-8283; jccstl.com

In McCarthy-era America, a Hollywood screenwriter learns that he’s been blacklisted just as his big movie is about to open. Phil Johnson stars in the one-man show, which he co-authored with Marni Freedman. BY JUDITH NEWMARK

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from “Jersey Boys,” the musical (and ilm) chronicling the rise of Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons? Now you can hear the music as it was meant to be heard. Among the classics are “Rag Doll,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Of You.” BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON

‘Steel Magnolias’ WHEN Thursday through Dec. 16 • WHERE Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue • HOW MUCH $25$30 • MORE INFO 314-8651995; straydogtheatre.org

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Candlelight readings WHEN Every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 6, 13, 20 • WHERE First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, 200 South Main Street, St. Charles • HOW MUCH Free • MORE INFO 636-9403322; mostateparks.com

Enjoy a special reading of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (aka “The Night Before Christmas”) with musical accompaniment in the historic Chauncey Shepard residence at the old state Capitol site. Also available: a candlelight tour from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and a candlelight concert at 8 p.m. ($10). BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN

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the R&B tradition of music, I don’t wanna be an imitation of something or put on a show for anybody,” Holliday says. Since breaking through locally, Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band have worked often — but not too often — being careful to make each show special. The band has performed at venues including Of Broadway and Delmar Hall; the band performs a two-set show Friday at Old Rock House. The band has also performed at the Big Muddy Blues Festival, Whitaker Music Festival and Midwest Mayhem. Holliday hopes a LouFest gig isn’t too far of. “I’d like to do that,” he says. “I think it’d be cool.” The band formed in 2012 after the disbanding of Al Holliday and the Lucky Stars. That Columbia, Mo., band ran from 2006 to 2010, releasing its “Soul Supper” album in 2010. The follow-up, released under the name Al Holliday though recorded with the East Side Rhythm Band, was “Made It Through the Mill” (2013). It was Holliday’s first attempt at writing a full album solo. “It’s very idiomatic with lots of different styles,” he says. “There’s songs that are straight-up funk and songs that swing. There’s lots of diferent stuf in there. American music is so rich in these idiomatic styles.”

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avigating the music scene as an original band that describes itself as “soulful rhythm and blues — with a feeling” can be challenging in a city filled with R&B cover performers. But Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band have managed to carve out a niche with their traditional sounds. “You gotta be yourself,” singersongwriter Holliday says. (Playing original music) is what I want to do. We take a big risk doing this. It’s not easy. But at the same time, when you know it’s something you have to do, there’s no fear. And people have responded to

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what we’re doing. I’d like to think we’re reaching people. “I believe when you’re playing this kind of music, you really need to develop your sound to make it right.” Holliday and crew cut their teeth at Beale on Broadway, Broadway Oyster Bar and BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups. “I really love the scene down there, the blues triangle,” he says. “We played those clubs more than I can remember.” If the band cribbed any inspirational cues, they were from Holliday’s musical heroes, which include Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Sly & the Family Stone and Leon Russell, along with Bob Dylan and the Beatles. “As much as I respect and revere

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“Natural Remedies” (2015) followed, also under the name Al Holliday. He says it’s the project on which he finally found his voice. “Turnin’ Around” from that album addresses the 2014 events in Ferguson, though it never mentions Ferguson by name. “It wasn’t ‘Hey, everybody, this is my song about Ferguson.’ It’s about how messed up the world is and how messed up the situation is.” Now the band is working on a new record, which will feature its live energy more prominently than in the past. In addition to the new album, Holliday has been working on other special projects. On “All St. Louis,” he collaborates with other St. Louis acts. “There’s so many great bands that’ve been inspirational to us,” he says, “and we wanted to use some of the resources our band has to help other artists like Jesse Gannon, giving him the opportunity to play with a full band and show what he has to ofer, or bring in the Sleepy Rubies and reimagine their music.” The band also has played with Kenny DeShields. The plan is to turn “All St. Louis” into a video series. Holliday also is producing an album for area blues favorite Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu City All Stars. They’re already a few sessions into the recording. “The whole band has been killing it so far,” he says. “It’s my first crack at doing something like this. He’s an incredibly talented person with a great set of ears. He’s never had a full-length record before. He really wanted to do an album, and he wanted to have someone help him with the arranging and the whole process.” WHAT Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band • WHEN 8 p.m. Friday • WHERE Old

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Nick Savage (left) and Ryan Marquez of Fresh Heir

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t. Louis band Fresh Heir is in a special place these days. Its new album, “Believe,” will be released digitally on Friday. “We’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel,” says singer-songwriter Nick Savage. “We’ve found more comfort, we’ve matured even more and the songs are more uplifting. ‘Believe’ is powerful and continually airming in the power of belief and growth and all of those things.” Fresh Heir formed in 2007, with its first album, “Sky’s the Limit,” out in 2010. Savage says the band has written a number of songs over the years, a lot of them personal, a lot of them spiritual, all of them reflecting diferent moods. “It hasn’t been all dark,” he says. “We’ve seen some successes, been able to get out of the country, been all over the U.S., and our iTunes report shows people listen to our music outside of the country.”

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The title song on “Believe,” written by group member Ryan Marquez (bassist-keyboardist), carries the simple message of believing in love. “Love is an important thing; it unites,” Savage says. “The lyrics are poetic. They express a certain urgency. The refrain is ‘Believe in love today, as soon as possible. We need it now.’ We’ve been writing like this for years.” The album includes “Blind Spots,” a song with multiple purposes. Its inspiration came after Savage began thinking about the group’s early days. The other definition of the song is more literal. “I’m literally going blind,” he says. “It’s not a major blindness, but I’ve needed glasses and contacts because my eyesight is so bad. I’m doing a lot of video, now so I’m second-guessing myself and being selfconscious. So the blind spot is all about how, even though the physical eye can age and change

in a negative way, if you take advantage of the spiritual third eye, you can focus on the growth and development there. ”It doesn’t matter how much I see physically. I don’t have to be selfconscious about it. It was a huge awakening for me.” On “Believe,” he says, he’s not trying to make too many statements. “I’m just trying to airm what people are believing in.” He considers the album part of the band’s overall evolution. “Believe” comes on the heels of its 2016 album, “All Up From Here,” a collaboration with Riverview Gardens High School. “It’s definitely the Fresh Heir sound,” Savage says. “We’ll always have rapping-and-rockmeets-jazz influences, and we’ve always been social and political. If you listen to the first record all the way up to now, it’s pretty seamless.” The band will showcase “Believe” in its entirety Friday night at .ZACK. Other musicians also will be featured at the event. Savage and Marquez will serve as the opening act, performing an acoustic set before the full band takes the stage. The band will share personal stories and discuss the album. They’ll also share songs from the next project. A select number of vinyl copies of “Believe” will be given out to supporters at the album showcase. WHAT Fresh Heir’s “Believe” Album Showcase • WHEN 8 p.m. Friday • WHERE .ZACK, 3224 Locust Street • HOW MUCH $10 • MORE INFO metrotix.com

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Chaifetz Arena ticketmaster.com • “ResoLOUtion 2017” with Lil Wayne and Migos, 7 p.m. Dec. 29, $70-$200. • All-Stars of HipHop with DMX, E-40, Scarface, MC Lyte, Young Bloodz, Murphy Lee and Kyjuan, and Tela, 7 p.m. Jan. 20, $43-$108. Delmar Hall ticketmaster.com • “Never Say Goodbye: The KSHE Documentary Volume 1 Inspired Amateurs,” 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 17, $12.95-$15. • Keys N Krates, Falcons, Jubilee, 8 p.m. Feb. 3, $26-$28. • Yonder Mountain String Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, 30-$35. • PVRIS’ “All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, $25.50-$27. • Pop Evil, 7:30 p.m. April 2, $20-$25. • AJR’s “The Click Tour,” 7:45 p.m. April 13, $18-$20. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill ticketmaster.com • Liza Anne, 8 p.m. April 8, $12.

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LADY GAGA • NOV. 16 • SCOTTRADE CENTER 1 Karendi Jefers and Connor Barnett, both of Joplin, Mo. 2 Marcy Hannick and Caleb Bentley, both of St. Louis 3 From left: John W. Hood of Richmond Heights, Andrew Giudicy of St. Louis and Maisha Simpson of St. Louis 4 From left: Jack Brown of St. Louis, Liz Isenmann of St. Louis and Liz Schrum of Marshalltown, Iowa 5 Jordan Davidson of Macomb, Ill., and Kaitlynn Dodds of Quincy, Ill. 6 Paris Amor of St. Louis and Andrey Wilke of Dallas THE MUSIAL AWARDS • NOV. 18 • PEABODY OPERA HOUSE 7 Mallory and Jason Breuer of St. Louis 8 Alexis and Gavin Park of Maryland Heights 9 Kris and Camille Welker of St. Louis 10 Lashun and Christian Coleman-Hale of Wentzville 11 Kiersten and Chris Marston of St. Louis 12 Robin Thompson and Adrienne Horn, both of St. Louis

• Alabama’s “Southern Drawl Tour,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, $39.50-$165. Of Broadway etix.com • Chris Bandi, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, $10. The Pageant ticketmaster.com • The Bad Boy Holiday Jam” with Mase and Lil Kim, 8 p.m. Dec. 2, $40-$60. • Kodak Black, 9 p.m. Dec. 9, $45-$65.

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• The Wombats, Blaenavon, courtship, 8 p.m. Jan. 18, $20-$25. • Datsik’s “Ninja Nation Tour,” Space Jesus, Riot Ten, Wooli, 8 p.m. Jan. 27, $25-$30. • Tape Face, 8 p.m. March 6, $32.50 with VIP available. • Eric Johnson with Tommy Taylor and Kyle Brock, 8 p.m. March 22, $40. Pop’s ticketweb.com • Mod Sun, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, $18-$20. • Brookroyal, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3, $5-$8. The Ready Room ticketfly.com • Rory Scovel, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, $18. Scottrade Center ticketmaster.com • Katt Williams, Mike Epps, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, $62-$178. • U2 “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018,” May 4, general onsale tickets now available without going through Ticketmaster Verified Verified Fan.

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Nikki Beaver of St. Louis helps 18-month-old Camden Beaver on the ice rink at Winterfest in Kiener Plaza on Sunday.

onths of chilly days and nights await. It’s tempting to just hunker down at home with a warm mug of grog and the glow of the TV. But we want you to get up and out — as in outside. And no, an outdoor outlet mall doesn’t count. Trust us. Millions are doing it. Two years ago, the outdoor outfitter REI closed its doors on Black Friday and launched a social media campaign to push its employees and others outdoors. The hashtag #optoutside went viral, and this year, the company launched a website, rei.com/opt-outside, to inspire people to find outdoor activities near them. That doesn’t mean you must be athletic or invest in fancy equipment. It’s as simple as sitting on a curb to watch a holiday parade, gazing at the night sky under the guidance of an amateur astronomer or drinking hot chocolate after a chilly run with several hundred new friends. ➼

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The weather outside doesn’t have to feel frightful. Go out and do something delightful.

Runners warm up for Santa’s North Pole Dash 5k in downtown St. Charles.

You can find a 5k, a fun run or even a marathon just about every weekend in St. Louis, but running in chilly weather adds a whole new element. ’Tis turkey trot season, and yes, turkey-print running tights and leggings are available. Dress like Santa on Dec. 2 at the Santas on the Loose 5k in Webster Groves and Santa’s North Pole Dash in St. Charles. Or stay for the Defiance Christmas Festival after Dashing through Defiance that same day. Enjoy hot chocolate along the course of the Hot Chocolate 15k/5k in Forest Park on Dec. 10. Good local race listings can be found at bigriverrunning.com or fleetfeetstlouis.com. GAZE AT THE STARS

The much-hyped total solar eclipse may be behind us, but there are always good reasons to pay attention to the sky. The constellation Orion will begin to appear in the eastern sky this month and in December, and the Geminids meteor showers peak Dec. 13 and 14, according to Donald Ficken of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. It will host a stargazing program Dec. 1 at the St. Louis Science Center, as well as viewings Dec. 5 at Oak Bend Library in St. Louis County and Nov. 30 at Machacek Library in St. Louis. The group also will host a “Sky Orienteering” session Dec. 10 at Babler State Park. Find details at slasonline.org.

The Pattonville Observatory hosts family viewing nights twice a month. Upcoming dates are Dec. 1 and 8. Check observatory.psdr3.org for information. The Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri hosts stargazing programs in Broemmelsiek Park near Defiance every clear Friday evening. For more information, visit asemonline.org. ENJOY A FEST IN A CUTE TOWN

The St. Louis area has no shortage of cute towns. Many host outdoor festivals during the holiday season, and you can even ride a horse-drawn carriage through some.

Santa and Mrs. Claus greet visitors at Christmas Traditions in St. Charles in 2015.

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How cute is that? Waterloo hosts a Christmas Walk Saturday and Sunday, and Kimmswick hosts its Christmas Festival and Cookie Walk Dec. 1-3. On Dec. 1, catch the annual Snowlake Festival in Godfrey. On Dec. 2, Elsah, Ill., hosts a Home for the Holidays Tour, and Florissant has Christmas in Old Town Florissant. On Dec. 3, visit Maeystown, Ill., for the Old Fashioned German Christmas and Millstadt for Weihnachtsfest — that’s German for Christmas Ryan McClure helps Harrison festival. McClure, 3, skate on Sunday Hermann, Mo., hosts at Winterfest in Kiener Plaza. several events, including a Kristkindl Markt Dec. 2-3 at Stone Hill Winery and carriage rides Friday Santa Parade in Belleville at 10 a.m., a tradition since 1952, and the Dec. 2 and 16. If you miss any of these, Belleville’s Lighted Christmas Parade in Highland Christkindlmarkt runs daily through at 6:30 p.m., with a theme of “The 12 Dec. 23, and St. Charles’ Christmas Days of Christmas.” Traditions is on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday GLOW Lighted Holiday Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. Parade in Waterloo at 5:30 p.m., where 24. floats and vehicles are required to have at least 1,000 lights. GO TO A PARADE Sunday Ferguson Northern Lights Celebration at 2 p.m., parade at 5 p.m., So you watched the Macy’s and St. with a “Winter Wonderland” theme. Louis Thanksgiving Day parades, and you can’t get enough. Or maybe Monday Festus/Crystal City Twin you missed out and need that chilly Cities Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. The curbside experience. Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce Don’t pout: Several small towns has organized this parade since 1948. nearby are home to Christmas parades, Thursday Pevely and Herculaneum and most are lit at night. Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. Santa and

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Mrs. Claus will be available afterward for photos at Pevely City Park. Dec. 1 Christmas Parade in Mascoutah at 6:30 p.m. Many businesses and restaurants along the route will be open. Dec. 2 Columbia, Ill., Bright Night Christmas Parade at 5 p.m., and you can visit Santa afterward at the Turner Hall Social. Enjoy the Light Up Parade in Collinsville at 5:30 p.m., and when it’s over, you can warm up with cider and hot chocolate with Santa at the historic Collins house. HONOR OUR VETERANS

Dec. 16 is Wreaths Across America Day, when volunteers and cemetery workers

There are plenty of places where you can lace up your skates and hit the ice this winter. The biggest rink in the Midwest, Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The skating season runs through March 1. (Steinberg only accepts cash.) A temporary rink has opened near the Gateway Arch as part of Winterfest activities at Kiener Plaza. And you can skate on a temporary rink while enjoying the holiday lights and activities at Anheuser-Busch’s Brewery Lights. Shaw Park Ice Rink sits between the buildings of downtown Clayton and the trees of the park. Granite City’s and Florissant’s municipal ice rinks are outdoors and covered by pavilions.

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place wreaths on the graves of veterans. Jeferson Barracks National Cemetery (and other participating cemeteries, such as Alton National Cemetery and Eternal Peace Cemetery in Wentzville) is seeking wreath donations and volunteers to place them. You can sponsor a wreath or participate in wreathlaying ceremonies at each cemetery. Find more information at wreathsacrossamerica. org.

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Going from Loop rats to being one of St. Louis’ most venerable and eclectic acts is a story only Midwest Avengers can tell. The headbanging hip-hop band is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a show Dec.2 at the Ready Room.It’s pairing the concert with the new“Midwest Avengers 25th Anniversary Album.” John Harrington, emcee of the band and sole remaining original member, says he had no idea Midwest Avengers would be the force it has been for so long. He didn’t think he’d still be around to keep pushing it forward. “When you grow up a black kid, you’re told you’re not gonna make it to 18, to 21, to 25,” he says. “Everything is stacked against you. I never thought we’d go this far.” He attributes that to a few diferent things: the brotherhood of the band, its push for equality, justice and freedom, and the diversity found in the band’s music. And when the rap-rock hit big — the “Judgment Night” soundtrack dropped in 1993 featuring a number of highprofile rap-rock collaborations, along with the rise of acts like Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit — Midwest Avengers was already there. “We were around before it and after it,” Harrington says. “We didn’t have to stltoday.com/blender

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change anything.” From the beginning, he says,“our music has always been punk rock, metal, hardcore,” and of course hiphop, which is where Harrington started. “I grew up listening to (St. Louis radio personalities) Dr. Jockenstein and ‘Gentleman’ Jim Gates and went to high school with DJ Charlie Chan Soprano,” he says. “I grew up with real classic hip-hop.” The group started out as a crew running the streets of University City and the Delmar Loop. “You had to be in a crew, a beatbox crew, a breakdance crew, a DJ crew” he says. Harrington’s crew was “white kids, black kids, Latinos, partying, skateboarding, some of us were dancing, some of us were singing, some of us were playing instruments. It was one big party crew without having a name.” They all read comic books, and — surprise, surprise — the Avengers was among them. Around the same time, Harrington says, he saw an article in Spin magazine that said St. Louis had little to ofer the music world outside of jazz and the blues. That sealed Harrington’s future. He made it his mission to show the world what St. Louis had to ofer, and Midwest Avengers was born. “We’re avenging the Midwest,” he says. Midwest Avengers may have saved Harrington.Without it,he says,he might @blenderpd

have wound up in a gang,in jail or dead. “The music kept me concentrated. I had to keep working on my craft, staying in my house freestyling. It kept me out of trouble.” Since debuting, Midwest Avengers have been a staple on the music scene, performing in venues all over town. Some of the band’s releases include “Hurry Up and Wait” (2013), “Headbanging Hip-Hop” (2009) and “Evil Superheroes” (2006). One of the band’s biggest successes was the 2002 song “Bounce” from the album of the same name.“We dropped ‘Bounce’ on the Point (105.7) and it went to No. 1 for two weeks,” Harrington says. It won 14 “cage matches” at the Point, when it was pitted against other new music. “We weren’t ready for it,” he says. “It was just one song we threw together at the end of the CD, and it turned out to be the biggest song we ever had.” He recalls the day he passed another car blaring “Bounce” from its speakers. “I honked and waved, and they gave me a crazy look and drove of. That was me they were listening to on the radio. That same day I went to the mall, and the song was on the mall speakers. I said, ‘It’s over, I can die today.’” “Midwest Avengers 25th Anniversary Album” includes 14 tunes and showcases the band — Harrington, So ‘N’ So (emcee), That Guy Joe (guitar), Zo Prophet (drums) and Uncle Dave (bass) — doing features with other St. Louis acts such as Bates, Riley B, Zeus Rebel Waters, Teresa Jenee and others. “We just went out and got everyone we know,” Harrington says. “Our sound is changing. There’s more melodies, more singing and more horns.” The band eventually will release a long-lost 2000 album titled “Sellouts and Devils.” WHAT Midwest Avengers 25th Anniversary Show with Mr. I, Westend, Nite Owl & Stan Da Man, Zeus Rebel Waters, Apollo’s Daughter, Beastmode, DJ O.B. Juan, DJ Knine, P.R.E.A.C.H., Will Betts, Riley B, Ricky Rock, Kendall Davidson, Major Ruckus, Red Zero, Altayzie, Profit, Jeuce the Shinobi, Mike Powers, Shelby Carter Jr., DJ Massive, host Pascal Beauboeuf • WHEN 8 p.m. Dec. 2 • WHERE The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Avenue • HOW MUCH $10 • MORE INFO thereadyroom.com

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“When a first-rate director like Bart approaches an R&H script, he reveals a resonance that was always there but not necessarily heard before,” Chapin says. In this case, Chapin believes, Sher reveals new depths in the relationship between the polygamous King’s chief wife, Lady Thiang, and her son, Crown Prince Chulalongkorn. A grain of historical truth lies at the heart of “The King and I.” In the 1860s, Siam’s King Mongkut really did engage a British widow, Anna Leonowens, to Anna (Laura Michelle Kelly) teaches the King educate his many children. She of Siam (Jose Llana) to wrote a memoir that writer Mardance in the European garet Landon made the basis of a style in “The King and I.” 1944 novel, “Anna and the King of Siam.” But we can never know what they were really like. All we know are the intriguing characters depicted by RodLatest revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s gers & Hammerstein. ‘he King and I’ is illed with fresh insights Ultimately, the show is about the evolving relationship between the BY JUDITH NEWMARK / THEATER CRITIC / JNEWMARK@POST-DISPATCH.COM monarch and the teacher. At the beginning, Chapin notes, “The King merstein’s song! Rodgers just shows he first time that he and I” is “about a very powerful us that in this song, the words are saw “The King and man who makes a promise to what matter.” I,” Ted Chapin found a woman (a private house This is simply more evihimself fascinated for her and her son) and dence of what a superb team by “A Puzzlement,” proceeds to ignore it. the two made, Chapin says. the King’s soliloquy on life’s “But Anna is determined Today, as president and chief confusions and contradictions. to make him keep it. That’s a creative oicer of the Rodgers When I was a boy Chapin universal lesson.” & Hammerstein Organization, World was better spot. Their first struggle evolves into he continues to find new reasons to What was so was so, mutual respect, perhaps even an imadmire the Golden Age musicals by the What was not was not. era’s most celebrated creative partners. possible, never-acknowledged kind of Now I am a man; love. The latest revival of “The King and World have changed a lot. Onstage, the fascination that the I,” which opens Tuesday at the Fox Some things nearly so, King and Anna feel for each other’s Theatre, continues to bring Chapin Others nearly not ... cultures — and for each other — sets fresh insights. Is a puzzlement! up a tension that fuels the musical. The production, which won the “I was 12 or 13,” says Chapin, who at When she teaches him to dance in the 2015 Tony Award for best revival of a that age already loved musical theater. European style (“Shall We Dance?”), musical, was directed by Bartlett Sher, “I remember thinking that ‘A Puzzlethe scene throbs with passion — yet ment’ sounded like (composer) Richard whose 2008 revival of the R&H masnever violates the smallest Victorian terpiece “South Pacific” won the bestRodgers. punctilio. “But it really is (lyricist) Oscar Ham- revival Tony as well.

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Dead, where he meets a collection of colorful skeletons and discovers several ancestors. Unkrich and his team made multiple trips to Mexico, not only to study the look of houses, churches, markets and landscapes, but also to meet with families. “We had a big responsibility to tell this story authentically because for the first time we were setting one of our stories against a real culture,” he says. NOT WITHOUT CONTROVERSY

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death; it’s about life and families and this obligation we have to remember our loved ones,” Unkrich says. “I realized we had the potential to tell a story that would not only be a big adventure and funny and visually dazzling, but could also have a lot of heart and emotion.” The heartfelt result is “Coco.” Unkrich co-directed (with Adrian Molina), co-edited and co-wrote the animated extravaganza, which opened Wednesday. It likely will become the latest in a long string of hits for Pixar, whose films include the “Toy Story” and “Cars” franchises, “Inside Out,” “Finding Nemo,” “Up” and many others. “Coco” follows the travails of 12-year-old Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), a Mexican boy who longs to be a musician, despite his family’s objections. He ventures to the Land of the

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Coco is a sweet film, but it has stirred controversy. In 2013, Disney, which owns Pixar, committed a PR blunder when it attempted to trademark “Dia de los Muertos.” It was criticized heavily for trying to co-opt a culture and “own” a holiday. After the protests, it withdrew the trademark request. “A lot of people were upset about it, and we understood why,” Unkrich says. “We apologized, and it really ended up being a blessing in disguise because it made us appreciate the necessity to surround us with as many cultural advisers from the Latino community as possible.” One of the loudest critics, cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, was hired as a cultural consultant, and the film’s credits are now crammed with Hispanic contributors. Some movie fans also complained that “Coco” was treading too closely to the themes, skeleton people and imagery of “The Book of Life,” Jorge R. Gutierrez’s animated feature from 2014. “In terms of the ‘Book of Life,’ you know, sometimes two asteroid movies come out in the same year,” Unkrich says. “I’ve since gotten to be really good friends with Jorge R. Gutierrez, and he and [filmmaker] Guillermo del Toro have been very supportive of ‘Coco.’ There are lots of Christmas movies in the world. Why not have a few Dia de

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Muertos movies?” One thing “Coco” gets very right is the realism of the musical numbers and the musicians’ playing techniques. The body parts that have always confounded animators are hands and fingers. (Tentacles are also very challenging. See Hank the octopus in “Finding Dory.”) “Traditionally, with our characters’ fingers, you have to figure out how much rotation you want in each joint,” says Christian Hofman, characters supervisor for “Coco.” “But for ‘Coco,’ because we knew there was going to be a lot of intricate fingering on the guitar, we built a whole new system for the fingers.” Once Miguel crosses into the Land of the Dead, he encounters a hustler named Hector (Gael Garcia Bernal). But his primary obsession is the music legend Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). “Ernesto de la Cruz is this largerthan-life celebrity in the Land of the Dead, and the amount of detail in his suit is mind-blowing,” says Hofman, who has worked on characters for such films as “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Ratatouille.” “I think it’s the most beautiful garment we’ve ever done at Pixar.” While the film deftly blends English with Spanish, an all-Spanish-language version was shown at the October world premiere in Mexico City. In a rare move, the film was released across Mexico on Oct. 27, nearly four weeks ahead of its U.S. debut.

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7. ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ STX Entertainment, $7,000,378, 2,948 locations, $2,375 average, $51,022,533, three weeks.

8. ‘Lady Bird’ A24, $2,516,399, 238 locations, $10,573 average, $4,688,874, three weeks.

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Warner Bros., $93,842,239, 4,051 locations, $23,165 average, $93,842,239, one week.

Fox Searchlight, $1,102,166, 53 locations, $20,796 average, $1,536,391, two weeks.

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Lionsgate, $27,547,866, 3,096 locations, $8,898 average, $27,547,866, one week.

Lionsgate, $1,081,772, 1,201 locations, $901 average, $36,462,005, four weeks.

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Fathom Events, $950,000, 900 locations, $1,056 average, $950,000, one week.

Atlas Distribution Company, $362,598, 542 locations, $669 average, $6,738,588, four weeks.

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17. ‘The Florida Project’

Warner Bros., $626,039, 466 locations, $1,343 average, $89,276,502, seven weeks.

A24, $299,566, 217 locations, $1,380 average, $4,306,658, seven weeks.

13. ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’

18. ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’

Lionsgate, $471,319, 718 locations, $656 average, $46,649,659, five weeks.

14. ‘Geostorm’ Warner Bros., $410,166, 502 locations, $817 average, $32,669,328, five weeks.

Warner Bros., $255,248, 455 locations, $561 average, $58,938,889, nine weeks.

19. ‘Only the Brave’ Sony, $242,406, 363 locations, $668 average, $17,655,285, five weeks.

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20. ‘Happy Death Day’

Good Deed Entertainment, $403,603, 212 locations, $1,904 average, $4,641,218, nine weeks.

Universal, $224,815, 427 locations, $526 average, $55,398,005, six weeks.

Disney, $21,669,600, 4,060 locations, $5,337 average, $247,265,770, three weeks.

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5. ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ 20th Century Fox, $13,807,562, 3,354 locations, $4,117 average, $51,735,924, two weeks.

6. ‘The Star’ Sony, $9,812,674, 2,837 locations, $3,459 average, $9,812,674, one week.

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‘Loving Vincent’ PG-13 • 1:34 • The death of legendary painter Vincent van Gogh is at the heart of this hand-painted mystery. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

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‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ ★★½ PG • 1:44 • Dan Stevens stars as Charles Dickens in this mediocre family ilm about the creation of “A Christmas Carol.” CW

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‘Thank You for Your Service’ ★★★ R • 1:48 • Miles Teller plays a soldier readjusting to civilian life and still haunted by decisions he made in Iraq. Directed by Jason Hall. CW ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ ★★★

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ ★★★★ PG-13 • 2:01 • Emma Stone and Steve Carell turn in fantastic performances in this funny yet insightful account of the iconic 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Co-directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”). CALVIN WILSON

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ ★★★★ R • 2:43 • Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star in this sequel to the science-iction classic. More slow burn than slam-bang, it’s a moody, visually stunning celebration of existential angst. And required viewing for true cinema bufs. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”). CW ‘Coco’ ★★★½ PG • 1:45 • The latest from Pixar tells the heartwarming story of a young boy in a rural Mexican town searching for his roots in the Land of the Dead. With voices of Benjamin Bratt and Gael García Bernal. Written and directed by Lee Unkrich. JODY MITORI

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‘Despicable Me 3’ ★½ PG • 1:30 • Steve Carell once again voices the title character in this second sequel in the animated franchise. For kidtertainment, you could do worse, but it’s nothing to write home about. With Kristen Wiig. TNS ‘The Florida Project’ ★★★½ R • 1:55 • Willem Dafoe stars in this drama featuring a freespirited homeless girl (Brooklynn Prince) and set at a rundown Florida motel. Directed by Sean Baker (“Tangerine”). SEATTLE TIMES

‘The Foreigner’ ★★ R • 1:54 • Jackie Chan co-stars with Pierce Brosnan in a terrorism thriller directed by Martin Campbell. TNS

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‘Happy Death Day’ ★★★ PG-13 • 1:33 • A woman (Jessica Rothe) is caught in an endless loop of her own death in a clever horror movie with bodies and wit. TNS ‘It’ ★★★½ R • 2:15 • Kids face of

against an evil clown in one of the best and scariest adaptations of a Stephen King novel. Directed by Andy Muschietti (“Mama”). CW ‘Justice League’ ★★ PG-13 • 2:01 • Earth is under threat again in this lackluster comicbook lick that’s just out to steal your money and time. With Gal Gadot and Ben Aleck. CW ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ ★ R • 2:21 • Colin Firth is back for another installment of the spy franchise. With Halle Berry and Channing Tatum. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. TNS

‘Lady Bird’ ★★★★ R • 1:33 • Saoirse Ronan is Oscar-worthy in a comedy-drama about a wonderfully complicated young woman who’s at odds with the world — and herself. Joyful, heartbreaking and hilarious. Directed by Greta Gerwig. CW ‘Last Flag Flying’ ★★★ R • 2:04 • Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne star in this drama about veterans who take a special road trip. Poignant but lawed. Directed by Richard Linklater. CW ‘Leap!’ ★★★ PG • 1:29 • Elle Fanning is the vocal star of this inspiring animated ilm about voices an orphan who dreams of being a dancer. With grand images of Paris and lively dance scenes. JM ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ ★★ PG • 1:41 • The Legothemed movie franchise hits a bump with this ilm based in part on a toy. With voices of Jackie Chan and Justin Theroux. TNS

‘The Mountain Between Us’ ★★★ PG-13 • 1:43 • Kate Winslet and Idris Elba are stranded in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains in this engagingly ofbeat romance. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad (“Paradise Now”). CW ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ ★★★ PG-13 • 1:54 • Kenneth Branagh stars in and directed this unnecessary remake based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel. With a starry cast including Michelle Pfeifer, Daisy Ridley and Penélope Cruz. CW ‘Novitiate’ ★★★½ R • 2:03 • Margaret Qualley and Melissa Leo are terriic in this drama set in a convent in the 1960s. Thoughtful and provocative. Directed by Maggie Betts. CW

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ ★★★ PG-13 • 2:13 • Tom Holland’s 15-year-old webslinger, Peter Parker, is more mathlete than athlete in this amusing take on the nimble hero. WASHINGTON POST

‘The Square’ ★★★ R • 2:25 • Elisabeth Moss

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‘The Star’ PG • 1:26 • A donkey named Bo and his barnyard friends become the unsung heroes of the irst Christmas in this Biblebased animated ilm. Voiced by an all-star cast including Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer, Kristin Chenoweth, KeeganMichael Key, Steven Yeun, Tyler Perry, Mariah Carey and Oprah Winfrey. (Not reviewed.) ‘Suburbicon’ ★★★ R • 1:45 • Matt Damon and Julianne Moore star in this drama set in the 1950s and revolving around violent behavior in a suburban community. Flawed but fascinating. Directed by George Clooney. CW

Hemsworth stars as the Norse god in this silly comic-book movie that lacks any reason to exist other than generating box-oice bucks. Still, it’s adequately entertaining. With Tom Hiddleston, Jef Goldblum and Cate Blanchett. CW ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ ★★★★ R • 1:55 • Frances McDormand is outstanding in this dark comedy about a grieving mom who goes to war with her local police department. One of the best ilms of the year. CW ‘Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween’ PG-13 • 1:41 • Madea (Tyler Perry) runs into spooky trouble at a haunted campground. Written and directed by Perry. (Not reviewed.) ‘Wonder’ ★★★½ PG • 1:53 • Jacob Tremblay stars as a ifthgrader with a disigured face who struggles to be accepted at school and in society. With Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. Directed by Stephen Chbosky. CW ‘Wonderstruck’ ★★★½ PG • 1:56 • Julianne

Moore is reunited with director Todd Haynes in this visually striking tale of two children who are separated by half a century, but whose destinies are linked. True cinema bufs will be in heaven. CW

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THE LATEST FROM STLTODAY.COM/OFFTHEMENU Frankly on Cherokee, the brick-and-mortar restaurant from acclaimed food truck Frankly Sausages, is open at 2744 Cherokee Street. Owners Bill and Jamie Cawthon launched Frankly Sausages in late 2015. When they announced their plans for the Cherokee Street restaurant earlier this year, Jamie Cawthon told Of the Menu, “Bill is really taking this concept all the way to what it could have been and what he’s always had in mind for it.” The restaurant menu features the sausages and fries served on the truck, a 2017 STL 100 honoree. Seasonal specials, shareable appetizers and dessert are also available. The restaurant’s regular hours are 4-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 314-449-1178. BY IAN FROEB

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try to keep track of Edwardsville restaurants — the town has given us Cleveland-Heath and Peel Wood-Fired Pizza, among others — but I didn’t know about Taqueria Z until a reader emailed last month, urging me to visit. So, anyway, the chaco. It’s a taco, but layered over the traditional corn tortilla is a thin, crisp disk of melted Chihuahua cheese. Your choice of taco filling and chopped onion and cilantro sit atop the cheese. You fold it up as you

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would any other taco and eat it. The chaco won’t supplant the good ol’ taco in my afections. As a change of pace, though, I dig it. Taqueria Z and its chaco are the creations of Mike Zanger and Zach Miller. Zanger has lived in Zacatexas, Mexico, and has visited the country many times. He long dreamed of opening a taqueria. After a health scare a few years ago, liver cancer followed by a liver transplant, he went for it. Zanger called his friend Miller, who had been running the local ad paper Main Street Beat by himself for the past 10 years and was looking for something new to do. They opened Taqueria Z in a small building on a side street near the intersection of Main and Vandalia streets. The menu is straightforward. Choose a taco, a chaco or a quesadilla and then the meat (al pastor, carne asada, ahi tuna, chorizo, chicken) or vegetarian (mushroom, poblanos and potatoes) filling. Do look out for the occasional special (pork belly, jackfruit). Don’t try to order a chaco with ahi tuna. You can’t, nor should you want to. Do order a regular taco with ahi tuna. The fish, seared rare, delivers a bright, brine-kissed flavor. The heavily seasoned al-pastor pork and pleasantly

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I was tempted to treat Red Oak Eats ’N Treats less as a restaurant than an experiment. Co-owners Derek Schulze and Jac Spertus-Melhus have described ambitious plans for their 4-month-old restaurant at the corner of Washington Avenue and North 14th Street in Downtown West. They are planning an urban farm. They already call Red Oak “room-to-table” dining for the lettuce they grow hydroponically inside the restaurant. Why not give them time for these experiments to develop? The answer, as usual: I was hungry, and I’m paid to eat. So I can report that you don’t need to know about Schulze and Spertus-Melhus’ plans to enjoy Red Oak for what the restaurant is now, another welcome addition to St. Louis’ roster of independent fast-casual spots. Red Oak’s sandwiches aren’t revelatory — thanks to fellow newcomers Eat Sandwiches and the Wood Shack, the sandwich bar is especially high this year — but small details distinguish

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VOTED THE #1 PRE-OWNED AUTO DEALER FOR 2015 & 2016 Winner Of The 2015 & 2016 St. Charles County Reader's Choice Poll

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$16,290

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$18,490

$24,490

$5,490

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2017 Mazda 3

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$18,990

$27,990

$5,490

2013 VW Passat TDI

2016 Mazda Miata

2014 Ford Mustang GT

2006 Ford Escape

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$17,990

$23,990

$23,490

$5,990

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2015 Mazda 6i

2015 Ford Mustang GT

2008 VW Jetta

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$20,990

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2013 Dodge Avenger SXT

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$10,990

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2009 Cadillac CTS

2010 GMC Terrain SLT

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2015 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ

2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

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2010 Subaru Outback Limited

2012 Buick Regal Premium

2011 Dodge Nitro

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$13,490

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2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2015 Nissan Sentra SL

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2016 Chevy Impala Limited

2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2014 Ford Escape SE

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2007 Buick Lucerne CXL

2010 Mazda 6i Touring

2006 Ford Explorer XLT

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

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7,990

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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

2012 Ford Focus SE

2009 Toyota Corolla LE

2009 Honda Accord EX

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$

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2013 Chevrolet Impala LTZ #78105A

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$

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited

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10,990

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11,490

2013 Chrysler 200 Limited

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12,990

8,490

8,990

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8,990

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2006 Infiniti QX56

2012 Mazda3 i Touring Hatchback

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9,990

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2017 Ford Fusion SE

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$

10,990

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9,990

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10,990

2015 Mazda 3 i SV

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2014 Honda Accord

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2014 Ford Mustang

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12,990

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$

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#78008A

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#11160A

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#78213B

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$

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$

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#28156A

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$

2012 Mazda 3 i Touring

#11456A

$

7,990

$

2010 Ford Edge Limited

#28268A

$

$

#96731A

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$

16,490

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$

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2009 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LS Stk. #49174-1

2012 FORD FOCUS SEL Stk. #47956-1

10,397

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$

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6,597

2010 TOYOTA COROLLA LE

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2009 HONDA PILOT

8,995

3,995

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Stk. #68648-1

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA XRS

$

2008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

7,995

Stk. #94766-1

2011 MAZDA CX-7 2WD i

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9,397

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$

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$

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10,997

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Stk. #48610-1

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5,697

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8,995

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8,995


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Stk. #68031-1

2005 FORD FIVE HUNDRED SEL

$3,597

Stk. #49106-1

$3,597

2012 KIA OPTIMA EX

$9,995

Stk. #67154-1

2008 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY

Stk. #67785-1

2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LIMITED

Stk. #68470-1

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$9,397

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Stk. #68347-1

$9,397

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$12,397

Stk. #49064-5

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Stk. # 68380-1

2010 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS

$7,997 17

$10,997

2014 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT

$11,697

2012 FORD FUSION SE

Stk. #49002-1

$10,997

2013 HONDA CIVIC LX

$11,995

2014 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LS

Stk. #48668-1

$10,995

2012 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

2011 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS

Stk. #68010-1

$10,397

2014 DODGE AVENGER SE

2015 NISSAN SENTRA S

Stk. #94817-1

$6,397

Stk. #67144-1

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$8,997

2014 DODGE DART LIMITED

Stk. #48347-1

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12,701

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9,490

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11,901

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2011 CheVroleT TraVerse

2010 ToyoTa Camry Xle

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$13,500

$13,875

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2013 GmC Terrain

2013 VolVo s60 aWd

2011 VolVo C70

2009 leXus ls460

Stk # P41662

Stk # P42021

68k, convertible Stk # 187912

Stk # 187371

$21,800

$22,922

$23,855

$27,855

2015 VolVo XC60 T5 Premier

2016 VolVo V60 T5

2015 VolVo XC60 T5 Premier

2014 VolVo XC90

BLACK LEATHER, 60,043 miles Stk # P4191

Black Leather, Certiied 0.9% inance Stk # P4175

Leather, 66K Miles, Stk # P42161

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$27,988

$28,850

$38,750

$47,890

2016 JeeP Grand Cherokee limiTed

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Stk # 185171

leather,15k Stk # L1330

Certiied 0.9% inance Stk # P4241

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13,343

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$

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14,887

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15,999

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$11,950

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$9,397

Sport LTZ, 56K, Leather, Roof #C8746A

Automatic Transmission #C171198M

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2014 Buick Encore

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2012 Chevy Cruze LS

2013 Chevy Cruze

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$8,990

Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles #95536A

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2016 Chevy Cruze

2014 Chevy Equinox

2006 Chevy HHR LT

2010 Chevy Impala LT

2014 Chevy Malibu LT

2014 Chevy Malibu 1LS

Certified, LTD, #P06342

LS #48668-1

V6, #C180518A

#P06302A

$11,697

2.4L, Automatic, Leather, #C172018A

#68380-1

$12,542 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$4,741

$10,519

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

2013 Chevy Equinox

2017 Chevy Equinox

LS, One Owner Clean Carfax, Bluetooth #P9002A

#P06277

$11,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2015 Chevy Equinox LT

2015 Chevy Equinox

$18,258

$10,990

$11,397

$7,926

$13,136

$12,393

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

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2011 Chevy HHR

2015 Chevy Impala

2016 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevy Malibu

LT, 56K Miles, #C180652A

LTZ #49015-2

Certified, LTD, 1LTZ, #P06248

$7,763

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

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2017 Chevy Impala

2016 Chevy Malibu

Certified, 1LT, 34K Miles, Black Stk# P06279

Certified, LTD, 1LTZ, Stk# P06250

Lou Fusz Chewy (866) 602-1770

$20,397

$14,121

LS Stk# P06320

$17,000 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2014 Chevy Malibu

TAKE US WITH YOU!

FWD, Bluetooth, Sunroof, Backup Camera, Navy Blue, #C17287A

LS, #180159A

$20,490

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$14,000

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1LS #180008A

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2016 Chevy Malibu

2013 Chevy Silverado 1500

2013 Chevy Silverado 1500

2013 Chevy Sonic

2017 Chevy Spark LS

2017 Chevy Suburban 1500

LS Stk# P06337

Regular Cab, #P06422

Hatchback #170873

Stk# P06282

$13,700

Extended Cab #P06363

LS #P06427

$16,757

$24,103

$8,362

$10,540

$44,099

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2017 Chevy Spark LS

2015 Chevy Tahoe LTZ

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2017 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

2017 Chevy Sonic

Used, #P06394

Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, LT, 11K Miles, #171142A

Double Cab STD, 4WD, #P06367

LS #171194

#170894

$16,990

$10,540

White, Navigation, Moonroof, 4WD, DVD, #B8792

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$34,061

$12,316

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2017 Chevy Malibu

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

2017 Chevy Sonic

2017 Chevy Sonic LS

2017 Chevy Spark LS

2017 Chevy Tahoe LT

#P06396

Certified, Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, LT, 35K Miles, Stk# 171143A

#171071

Stk# 170563

#170166

$16,990

Certified, 4WD, 19K Miles Stk# P06119

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$10,616

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$12,632

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Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2012 Chevy Silverado

2016 Chevy Silverado 1500

2017 Chevy Sonic LS

2015 Chevy Spark

2017 Chevy Spark LS

2011 Chevy Traverse

1500, 4WD, 34K, Auto, #B8631

Crew Cab, Standard Box, 4WD, LTZ Z71, Only 24K Miles, Stk# 171156A

#170783

LT, 18K Miles #C11455P

Stk# 170876

#190331

$39,325

$10,664

$11,800

$27,990

$27,997

$31,787

$12,396

$9,600

$9,412

$50,990

$44,619

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Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

2015 Chevy Silverado

2015 Chevy Silverado 1500

2017 Chevy Sonic

2017 Chevy Spark LS

2014 Chevy Suburban

2017 Chevy Traverse

1500, Stk #170671A

LT, Regular Cab, Long Box, #171205A

LS #170708

Hatchback #170937

$12,392

$10,676

LTZ, 4WD, Quad Seats, Dav, DVD #C17291B

LT, AWD #P3764

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$38,990

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$26,634 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$23,200 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2011 Chevy Traverse LTZ

2016 Chevy Trax

2013 Chrysler 300 C

2016 Chrysler 300

2007 Dodge Dakota

2011 Dodge Ram 1500

AWD, Quad Seats #C8332C

AWD, 4 Door, LTZ, #P06346

Sunroof, Leather, 45K Miles #48844-2

4 Door Sedan, RWD, #P06380

Quad Cab Stk# 170916A

$7,941

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$19,900

$20,000

Outdoorsman Package, 4WD #B8657

$11,490

$17,930

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

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Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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2009 Chevy Traverse

2015 Chevy Volt

2014 Chrysler 300

2014 Chrys Town & Country

2013 Dodge Durrano

2012 Ford Edge SE

#49174-1

5 Door Hatchback, Stk# P06319

4 Door Sedan, 300S, AWD, 23K Miles, Stk# P06252

#P06317

$16,408

$15,468

AWD, Sunroof, #48146-1

Clean Carfax, AWD, Bluetooth, Heated Front Seats #11215A

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$21,087 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2009 Chevy Traverse LTZ

2013 Chrysler 200 Limited

2010 Chrysler 300

2014 Dodge Avenger

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

2007 Ford Edge SEL

#P06278A

Convertible, Clean Carfax, Backup Camera #28156A

Touring #170950A

#48799-1

$10,995

Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, 3rd Row Seating #78114A

Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, #11455A

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2012 Dodge Charger SE

2015 Dodge Journey

2010 Ford Edge

Flex Fuel #78008A

SXT #P06426

$15,702

Limited, Panorama Sunroof, Heated Front Seats #96737A

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$7,397

$11,401

$12,990

$8,990

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Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2015 Chevy Traverse 1LT

2015 Chrysler 200

2016 Chrysler 300

FWD, #P06368

Limited #68485-1

4 Door Sedan, FWD, #P06379

$22,949 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$12,597 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$20,000 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$10,990 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$16,900

$13,990

$20,490

$9,490

$9,990

$9,990

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2007 Ford Edge

2006 Ford Explorer

2013 Ford Focus Titanium

2017 Ford Fusion SE

2014 Ford Mustang

2003 GMC Sierra 1500

SEL, Plus #68849-1

XLT, 4.0L, One Owner Clean Carfax, 4WD, Low Miles #11556A

Hatchback, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Bluetooth, #78490A

One Owner Clean Carfax #P8946

Convertible, V6 #P06395A

Ext Cab #48304-1

$8,995

$7,995

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$7,990

$11,990

$13,490

$13,679

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2016 Ford Edge

2017 Ford Explorer

2012 Ford Focus SE

2012 Ford Fusion SE

2013 Ford Taurus SEL

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

#170387A

LTD, Black on Black #P4245

Low Miles, Clean Carfax, Flex Fuel, #27398B

#49002-1

Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, SLT Stk# P06105

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$8,490

$7,997

Clean Carfax, AWD, Bluetooth, Remote Start, #78213B

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$35,790

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2013 Ford Escape SE

2013 Ford F-150

2012 Ford Focus SEL

2015 Ford Mustang

2012 GMC Acadia

2015 GMC Terrain

Ecoboost, Motor Trend Certified, Bluetooth, #P8984A

Lariat, SuperCab, #48821-1

Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles #P8779B

GT, Loaded, Only 18K Miles #48684-5

#187851

$13,980

Navigation, Sunroof, Chromes, Loaded #B8801

$26,998

$12,990

$10,990

$28,000

$22,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$24,900

$8,990

$29,900

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2010 Ford Escape

2015 Ford F350 Lariat

2014 Ford Focus

2015 Ford Mustang

2006 GMC Envoy

2010 GMC Terrain

Local Trade, Well Cared For, #C17310B

Diesel, 4x4, Crew, Loaded #P3757

Wagon #P41762

$11,980

GT, Competition Orange, Manual #V17747A

Denali #49457-1

$50,900

$7,995

SLT2, AWD, Auto, Navigation #M17267C

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

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2014 Ford Escape

2005 Ford Five Hundred

2005 Ford Focus

2014 Ford Mustang

2016 GMC Sierra Denali

2014 GMC Terrain

51K Miles, FWD, Certified #B8788

#49106-1

#68031-1

$3,597

GT, 34K, Lots of Extras #B8630

2500, Diesel, Loaded!! #48962-1

SLE-1 #P06424

$3,597 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$54,900

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$8,990

$15,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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$25,490

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Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

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$11,990

$16,852


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2014 GMC Terrain Denali

2010 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Odyssey

2014 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Sunroof, Navigation, Chrome Wheels, #C17297A

LX, 88K, Automatic, Well Serviced #V18112A

EX-L Stk# 170185

Sport #68950-1

#68142-1

#68492-1

$21,490

$10,490

$29,781

$12,995

$14,995

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2013 GMC Yukon Denali

2008 Honda Civic LX

2016 Honda Pilot Elite

2015 Hyundai Elantra SE

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

2016 Hyundai Sonata SE

DVD, Sunroof, Black #48966-1

Well Serviced, Local Trade #V8227A

Nav, DVD, Sunroof, AWD, #48853-1

#95201

GLS #68182-1

#P06384

$34,888

$39,900

$5,995

$13,000

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$4,990

$12,697

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

2014 Honda Accord

2013 Honda Civic Si

2009 Honda Pilot

2014 Hyundai Equus

2012 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Hyundai Sonata SE

One Owner Clean Carfax, Bluetooth #27766A

22K, Well Cared For, Local Trade #V17468B

#67076-1

Signature, 35K, Loaded, Black #C17176A

Sparkling Ruby Mica, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified #28268A

$13,000

$19,990

$10,997

$3,995

#P06383

$10,990

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

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Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2009 Honda Accord 2.4 EX

2012 Honda Crosstour

2017 Hyundai Elantra

2015 Hyundai Genesis

2015 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Hyundai Tuscon

Low Miles, Sunroof/Moonroof #27191B

EX-L, FWD, Black, Auto, #C17400A

Limited #68666-1

5.0 #68932-1

Sport #68596-1

#68010-1

$8,990

$11,490

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$13,490

$17,995

$29,995

$13,995

$11,995

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2016 Honda Accord EX-L

2007 Honda CRV

2013 Hyundai Elantra

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Tuscon

19K Miles, Bluetooth, Heated Leather Front Seats, #V17745A

EX-L, #49357-1

#68470-1

#67279-1

$16,597

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$7,990

$10,997

$24,990

$9,397

One Owner Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof #78600A

GLS #49064-5

$7,995

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2013 Hyundai Tuscon

2006 Infiniti QX56

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Kia Forte LX

2012 Kia Sorento EX

2014 Kia Soul +

GLS #68456-1

Clean Carfax, 4WD, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, #96734B

Laredo, V8 #189261

#P06388

$13,997

$13,999

One Owner Clean Carfax, AWD, #11456A

27K Miles, One Owner, #24289-1

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$9,990

$15,675 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$11,490

$13,900

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

2005 Infiniti G35

2006 Infinti FX45

2014 Jeep Patriot

2012 Kia Optima EX

2014 Kia Sorento

2013 Kia Soul

118K Miles, #L13662

AWD, Low Miles, GPS Heated Front Seats, #96748A

Sport, FWD, Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles #28142A

#67154-1

$12,990

Clean Carfax, One Owner, Snow White Pearl, Bluetooth #78656A

#49000-1

$9,995 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$11,490 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$7,855

$10,990

$8,995

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2007 Infiniti G35X

2004 Jaguar Vanden

2014 Jeep Wrangler

2017 Kia Optima LX

2011 Kia Sorento

2008 Lexus IS 250

AWD, Automatic #C172178A

White, Loaded, Well Serviced #C8785A

34K, Sahara Pkg, All New Wheels & Tires #B8588

#P06390

EX, FWD, Automatic #C180793B

$32,490

$16,397

One Owner, Low Miles, Bluetooth, AWD, Sunroof #27386A

$9,919

$7,490

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$11,490

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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$10,822

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2012 Infiniti G37

2015 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Wrangler

2009 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Sorento

2016 Lexus NX 200t

Journey, Clean Carfax, GPS, Backup Camera, Bluetooth #P9015

Limited, AWD, Loaded #V18011A

Automatic, 4WD, Soft Top, Perfect for Fall #M17063A

Hatchback #78511B

#48959-1

$10,397

7K Miles, AWD, #C17318A

$29,490

Call Today

$10,990

$22,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2011 Infiniti G37x

2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport

2012 Jeep Wrangler

2016 Kia Rio LX

2014 Kia Sorento

2011 Lexus RX 350

Carfax One Owner, AWD, 3.7L V6, Sport Package, #96141A

White, 6K Miles, Auto, 4WD, Backup Camera, #C8689A

4WD Lifted, Wheels & Tires #C17461B

$12,000

#P06351

$27,490

One Owner, Clean Carfax, AWD, Heated Front Seats #28302A

Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$17,600 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$12,990

$21,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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$35,490

$13,490


PREOWNED VEHICLES 2014 Lincoln MKZ

2015 Mazda 6

2010 Mazda Mazda6 i

2008 Mazda Tribute i

2012 Mini Cooper S

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5S

43K, Luxury Without A Big Price Tag #B8875

Auto, Touring #P06412

Touring, Clean Carfax, 6 Speed, Stick Shift, FWD, #11446A

One Owner Clean Carfax, Tungsten Gray, FWD #11560A

Clubman, One Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, #78547A

Coupe, FWD, CVT with Xtronic, Clean Carfax #11247M

$19,490

$15,200 Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

$6,990

$5,990

$13,990

$7,990

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2015 Mazda 3i SV

2016 Mazda CX-5

2008 Mazda MX-5

2008 Mercedes Benz S550

2012 Mini Cooper S

2009 Nissan Altima

One Owner Carfax, Mazda Certified Pre-Owned, Low Miles #11160A

Touring, AWD, 15K Miles, Automatic #M8791

Grand Touring, Convertible, Motor Trend Certified #11388B

4matic, 82K, Black on Black #C8368A

Coupe, 53K #190001

$10,800

2.5S #11036B

$24,490 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$13,490

$22,490

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2014 Mazda 3i Hatchback

2011 Mazda CX-7

2010 Mazda 3

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2012 Mini Cooper

2016 Nissan Altima

One Owner Carfax, Mazda Certified Pre-owned #P9019

#68648-1

s Sport, 64K, Black, Local Mazda Trade #M17068A

C 300 Sedan, 18K Miles, Stk# 170890A

Coupe Edition, 62K, Local Trade #C8795A

3.5 SR #94739SL

$7,995

$14,990

$10,990

$28,533

$13,490

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

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2014 Mazda 6i Sport

2012 Mazda Mazda3 i

2013 Mazda 3 i Sport

2013 Mercedes GLK 350

1981 Mustang Drag. 351

2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5

One Owner Clean Carfax, Mazda Certified Pre-Owned, Low Miles #P8996

Hatchback, 4 Cyl, FWD, Low Miles, 67K Miles, #11450A

Automatic, 36K Miles #C172079M

Leather, Navigation, #48111-1

Wndsr/Vic Jr. Alum Hds. carstuff4081@gmail.com

One Owner Clean Carfax, Low MIles, GPS, Bluetooth #95440M

$12,490

$9,990

$7,990

$19,397

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

$10,978

$22,900

$9,800

$10,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

By Owner (314) 910-2909

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2015 Mazda 6i

2016 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport

2015 Mazda 3 Sport

2011 Mercury Milan

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5

2009 Nissan Maxima

Grand Touring, Automatic, Tech Pkg #M8814

Auto, Alloy Wheels, Great MPG, #M8573

Stk #P06353

Premier, Automatic, Leather #B8599A

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2013 Nissan Rogue S

2014 Nissan Sentra SE

2009 Pontiac G6 GXP

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX

2007 Toyota Camry

3.5 #48557-5

AWD, Motor Trend Certified, #11484A

#68677-1

3.6L V6, 6 Speed Automatic #C171957B

#94816-1

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$12,490

$7,213 Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

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$17,697

$12,995

$8,995

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Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2011 Nissan Murano SL

2016 Nissan Rogue

2008 Nissan Titan

2010 Pontiac Vibe

2009 Toyota Avalon

2009 Toyota Corolla LE

AWD, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth #11469A

SL, Loaded, 9K Miles, #189311

Crew Cab, 5 Speed Auto, Tow-Haul Mode Endurance, 5.6L V8 #96443B

Automatic, Power Sunroof, Full Power #M18044A

#68956-2

Motor Trend Certified, Low Miles #11237A

$10,990

$23,800 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$10,990

$8,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2012 Nissan Murano

2014 Nissan Rogue

2015 Nissan Versa

2001 Protege LX

2009 Toyota Camry

2009 Toyota Corolla

Motor Trend Certified, AWD, Low Miles #11195A

Select #49185-1

Note, "SR", 21K Miles Automatic #B8881

(stock photo) 5 Speed Stick, 1 Owner, Clean! Green with tan int. 172K Mi

$13,990

$12,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

O'Fallon 636-294-1138

$7,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$2,495

Sunroof, Alloys, Low Miles, #11226A

XRS #48449-2

$11,397

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2010 Nissan Murano

2011 Nissan Sentra 2.0

2007 Nissan Xterra X

2014 Ram 2500

2007 Toyota Camry SE

2014 Toyota Corolla

#48670-2

Automatic, #C180913A

Stk #48992-1

Laramie, Mega Cab, 4WD, 46K #B8815A

Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, Sunroof, Low Miles #96575B

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St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

$12,397

$11,995

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$6,995

$12,397

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

2014 Nissan Pathfinder S

2014 Nissan Sentra SR

1985 Pontiac Fiero GT

2010 Subaru Forest 2.5X

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2015 Toyota Corolla

Black, 31K Miles, #P3204-1

#49195-1

Manual, Denon Tape Deck, Cell Phone, #M17439A

Motor Trend Certified, AWD #28216A

Clean Carfax Low Miles, FWD #28340A

Stk# P06331

$19,900

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

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Don Brown Chevrolet (866) 883-8841

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2008 Toyota Highlander

2009 Toyota Sienna LE

2014 Volkswagen GTI

2013 Volvo S60 T5

2014 Volvo XC60 T6

2015 VW Jetta 1.8T SE

#68363-5

8 psg, Power Door, Blue, 152K Miles, Pass Door Dented. Great Family Car!

60K Miles #189042

AWD #P41961

Volvo Certified, 0.9% Fncng, #L1311

$7,997

$24,833

St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

Call 314-809-4566

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$16,873

1.8L 4 Cyl, FWD, One Owner Clean Carfax, Turbo, #P8949

$5,400 obo

$16,980

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

2013 Toyota Prius Four

2001 Toyota Tacoma

2013 Volkswagen Passat

2016 Volvo V60 T5

2015 VW Golf

2017 VW Tiguan

Local Trade, White, Navigation, Alloys #M17288A

Crew Cab, 120k Miles, 4X4, Automatic

Stk# P06316A

#P4175

$22,922

Hatchback, 21K Miles, Certified, One Owner Clean Carfax, #V17386A

5K Miles, FWD, Like New, Save, #V8226

$2,000

$8,990

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$19,990

$21,990

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Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

$11,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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2011 Toyota Rav4 Limited

2013 Volkswagen CC 2.0T

2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Motor Trend Certified, Bluetooth, Backup Camera #96707A

Sport, Candy White, Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified #28313A

Sport, 18K Miles, #V17082A

$13,990

$12,490

$11,490

$32,990

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

2008 Toyota Rav4

2015 Volkswagen CC 2.0T

2011 Volvo C70

AWD #191681

One Owner Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified #27394B

CVT #187912

$9,995 Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$15,490 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

2017 Toyota Rav4

2016 Volkswagen CC

2015 Volvo S60 T5

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$22,900 Suntrup Buick GMC 1-877-262-8426

$23,990 Bommarito St. Peters 866-244-9085

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2015 CHRYSLER 200

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$14,895

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2015 CHEVY COLORADO CREW CAB LONG BOX 4 WHEEL DRIVE Z71

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2015 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLT Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, One Owner Clean Carfax

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$36,000

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$45,800

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SHOP SMALL BUSINESS S AT U R D AY NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Happy Holidays

SHOW YOUR LOCAL PRIDE Content by Anna Chang-Yen, Green Shoot Media

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n 2016, 112 million shoppers supported locally owned businesses on Small Business Saturday — from pubs to retailers to service providers, according to American Express. All told, they spent $15.4 billion, an increase of 13 percent from 2015. These awesome numbers show American shoppers are increasingly committed to shopping local. This year on Small Business Saturday, November 25,

American Express invites consumers to once again “Shop Small.” Since 2010, American Express has provided marketing materials and other resources to help locally owned businesses showcase themselves to shoppers on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. “Small businesses play a key role in helping communities thrive,” according to American Express. “By shopping or dining at your favorite local places

throughout the year, you’re showing your support for small businesses and making a positive impact in your community.” This year, American Express offers an interactive online map to help shoppers locate participating businesses in their area. Visit www.shopsmall.com to ind businesses near you. Shoppers can ilter businesses by type, from travel to entertainment to retail to dining, and compa-

nies can even ind business-to-business sellers, such as ofice suppliers and marketing service providers. The company also is offering tools for business owners, such as online banner ads, signage, email templates and sample social media posts, all of which can be personalized for each business through the online Shop Small Studio.

WHY SHOP LOCAL THIS YEAR?

2. COMMUNITY WELL-BEING: Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes. 3. LOCAL DECISION-MAKING: Local ownership ensures that important

4. KEEPING DOLLARS IN THE LOCAL ECON- 8. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: Local OMY: Compared to chain stores, locally stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, owned businesses recycle a much larger walkable town centers-which in turn are share of their revenue back into the local essential to reducing sprawl, automobile economy, enriching the whole community. use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. 5. JOB AND WAGES: Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in 9. COMPETITION: A marketplace of tens of some sectors, provide better wages and thousands of small businesses is the best beneits than chains do. way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. 6. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and 10. PRODUCT DIVERSITY: A multitude of prosperity, and serves as a key means for small businesses, each selecting products families to move out of low-wage jobs based, not on a national sales plan, but and into the middle class. on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much 7. PUBLIC BENEFITS AND COSTS: Local broader range of product choices. stores in town centers require compara-

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decisions are made locally by people who tively little infrastructure and make more live in the community and who will feel eficient use of public services relative to the impacts of those decisions. big box stores and strip shopping malls.

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COUNTRY PINES Every family business begins with a dream. Country Pines started in 1975 with the dream of Allan Wehrman, head tree wrangler. In addition to the wide selection of Christmas trees, Country Pine has a 1,600-squarefoot heated barn illed with indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations, table arrangements, large Christmas tree ornaments, beautifully decorated trees, homemade cookies, one of a kind hand created festive wreaths, fresh live wreaths and pine roping, tree stands and Christmas tree skirts, tree toppers, mantle decorations, and much more. Make Country Pines a part of your family tradition. SOUTHSIDE HARDWARE Southside Hardware is a family-owned and operated business located in

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South City. For over 24 years they have committed to being good neighbors and giving good advice. They offer a variety of services including repairing lamps, windows, screens, trimmers, mowers and blowers. Southside will also cut keys, tint paint, thread pipe, re-key locks, and cut glass and plexiglass to size.

PICCIONE PASTRY Cannoli lovers of all ages can master the art of cannoli with Piccione Pastry’s Do-It-Yourself Cannoli Kit. The DIY Cannoli Kit includes crisp, ready-made pastry shells, a bag of illing and a variety of toppings. Enjoy an Italian classic at home with this fun, interactive dessert.

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HISTORIC SOULARD FARMERS MARKET Get into the holiday spirit by visiting Soulard Farmers Market, a longtime favorite shopping destination in the St. Louis area for your holiday foods and presents. The market features holiday dinners including fresh turkeys, produce, nuts, candies, pastries,

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KEN MIESNER’S FLOWER SHOPPE Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe has a huge selection of holiday wonders, from ornaments to home accessories. You’ll ind something truly special here at Ken Miesner’s Flower Shoppe!

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WALTER KNOLL FLORIST Root Candles of Medina, Ohio have been an industry-leading, family-owned company since 1869 renowned for their beeswax candles. Every Root candle is carefully handcrafted using processes mastered through ive generations of craftmanship combined with the latest in manufacturing technologies.

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RAY’S HAIR CARE Ray’s Hair Care is a salon that offers excellent service at affordable prices. Their services include roller sets, blow styles, coloring, permanents and waxing. Stylists are also experienced in senior styles.

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A & A BEAUTY SUPPLY A & A Beauty Supply has everything needed to be beautiful. Come shop at the largest selection of name brand hair extensions, exotically beautiful contacts, make up, fashion jewelry and the trendiest clothing items.

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PURE BARRE DES PERES Come see what Pure Barre is all about with this new client starter pack. The technique builds strength and tones muscles in a safe, low-impact manner. Start seeing results with 30 days unlimited.

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THE DIAMOND FAMILY Bring hope to any situation with Hopestrong Jewelry – only at The Diamond Family. Hopestrong jewelry combines a dove, heart and cross – three powerful symbols to provide strength, faith and hope. I am hopestrong, you are hopestrong, we are hopestrong. www.thediamondfamily.com

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TIMEKEEPERS Timekeepers specializes in the repair, restoration, purchase and sales of timepieces, music boxes and jewelry. Services also include custom jewelry design and hand engraving.

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jewelry. Shop with a gift certiicate in any amount to spend on many unique items. Mention this ad for 20% off thru December. K.A.T. JEWELRY BOUTIQUE & GIFTS K.A.T. Jewelry offers ine jewelry for less. Prices are about half the cost of other jewelry stores. Stop in and see for yourself.

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ZANDER’S JEWELRY Experience the affordable luxury of Zander’s Jewelry. With over 40 years of quality service and excellence, they will help you choose the perfect gift.

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BAD SISTER BOUTIQUE Bad Sister Boutique offers a wide variety of unique and ever-changing items. From clothing to gifts to skincare, candles and more, there is something for women of all ages at Bad Sister Boutique.

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FASHION ATTIC Celebrate the season in style with Fashion Attic’s accessories from designer purses to touch screen gloves or check out a wide variety of Ginger Snap

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KESSLER MROZ JEWELRY Do you have a little black dress for the holidays? Come celebrate with Kessler Mroz because they are the only jewelry manufacturer in downtown St. Louis.

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KREKELER JEWELERS Unique to Krekeler Jewelers is the Keith Jack collection that draws inspiration from the raw beauty of the Scottish and Irish landscapes. Each of the collections offers something unique seen in the hidden mountain loch, the grey sky over the glen, or the ripples on a sandy beach. Such resources combine textured precious metals and exotic gemstones in surprising and stunning ways. The designs are strengthened by his ability to blend ancient Celtic symbolism with contemporary style and elegance.

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and sapphires. Your choice of white, yellow or rose gold. SAMMYSOAP® Sammysoap® offers recycled sail cloth bags handmade in New England and customized with Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri topography. This one-ofa-kind sail cloth bag is an artistic way to keep favorite lake memories close to the heart. Choose from a variety of bags, buckets, totes, wine and wristlets. Prices start from $38 and up.

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GRINGO JONES IMPORTS Gringo Jones Imports is known for their unique home and garden gifts. Located one block west of the Missouri Botanical Garden, it’s as easy to locate as it is to ind the perfect gift. Gift Certiicates are perfect for anyone on your list.

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ROMANTIQUE JEWELERS Always wanted an eternity band? The new patent pending Spryngs Bands will have the perfect it and expand up to two sizes. Available at Romantique in diamonds, rubies

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AMORE PIZZA Amore Pizza is a family-owned restaurant featuring pizza, pasta dishes, fried chicken and more. The pizza eatery can cater a holiday event and they also offer gift cards for the perfect gift.

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PIO’S RESTAURANT Come experience Pio’s passion for food. Pio’s invites customers to host their holiday dinner events with them. From small, intimate dinners to larger events in their banquet rooms, Pio’s ensures any gathering to be a success.

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THE MEADOWS AT LAKE SAINT LOUIS This holiday season, join in the fun of the Meadows $50,000 Gift Card Give-

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BOUNCE BACK SPORTS After a devastating injury, Bounce Back Sports owner Elizabeth Frankman showed her determination to “bounce back” in the form of Bounce Back Sports. Her business sells professional team items & apparel with a dedication to outstanding products and customer service. Stop in today and be sure to tell a friend.

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BREWER’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE Brewer’s carries everything the DIY enthusiast needs to get started with Home Brewing or Winemaking. The hardware store offers a wide selection of kits and supplies, it for the novice or expert. Gift cards are also available for those that can’t make up their mind.

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DENNY DENNIS SPORTING GOODS Over the past 60 years Denny Dennis Sporting Goods has become the premier locally-owned and operated outdoors headquarters for the family’s hunting, ishing or camping needs. From specialty outdoor clothing to the latest in scent control, they have every sporting good need. They work to ensure family traditions remain American traditions for generations to come.

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FIRST GUNSMITHING FIRST Gunsmithing employs professional, certiied/degreed gunsmiths and factory-trained armorers who provide timely, quality repair with integrity. They specialize in taking grandpa’s gun from attic to heirloom, Cerakote coatings and components to customizing any gun and accuracy enhancements. FIRST Gunsmithing is located behind Ruby Tuesday in Valley Park at the intersection of Interstate 44 and Highway 141.

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KENRICK’S MEATS & CATERING The gift that every man would love comes from Kenrick’s. That’s right -- Meat! The “Big Joe’s”

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favorite is a perfect combo of (2) 8-oz. Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignons, (2) 12-oz. choice New York Strip Steaks, (2) 12-oz. Choice Rib Eye Steaks, (2) 16-oz. Choice Porterhouse Steaks and (2) 12-oz. Center-Cut Pork Chops and is sure to make any man in your life delighted this holiday season. GOLF DISCOUNT STL Golf Discount STL has the newest in innovative golf equipment, technology and apparel at the lowest prices anywhere. We honor and beat competitor’s prices. Come shop for the perfect gift today.

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MATEKERS MEAT & CATERING Matekers is noted for USDA Choice Black Angus aged cornfed beef since 1932. Free gift wrapping of the steak boxes. Please pre-order two days prior to pick-up.

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POST-DISPATCH STORE You Gotta Know St. Louis is the addictive sports trivia game made just for the St. Louis sports fan. With 500 questions, there’s something for everyone from the casual fan to the obsessed sports geek.

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ARCH CITY HEARING Formerly Zounds, Arch City Hearing is proud to introduce their new line of Starkey Hearing Aids. Starkey is American–owned and operated. Let us help ind the right instrument to help you hear better starting this holiday season.

COBBLESTONE QUALITY SHOE REPAIR Cobblestone loves shoes as much as you do. That’s why they specialize in shoe repair and reconditioning. Cobblestone features the brands everyone wants, including Bacco Bucci, Claire Flowers, Handsewn Co., Mezlan, Neil M, Tauer & Johnson and Wolverine.

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LAURIES SHOES Lauries Shoes, in business since 1951, boasts a fourth generation of family operating the business. They pride themselves in providing customer service and an excellent merchandise selection to their customer base. Their sales staff and managers are put through a thorough training program that makes sure their sales force is the best in retail.

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POST-DISPATCH STORE These beautiful holiday ornaments are created by St. Louis area designer Diane Katzman, and feature the St. Louis Arch with a gingerbread man or wreath. Each comes attractively boxed and ready for gift-giving.

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MAUHAUS CAT CAFE AND LOUNGE Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge is a combination of all things good: cats, coffee, and a relaxing cafe environment. You can relax and pet cats, and it’s great socialization for them too! Use code (autumncats) at mauhauscafe.com/reservations to receive a discount.

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MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDENS Written by the St. Louis Herb Society, this colorful work aims to connect young readers (and even not-so-young readers) to the world of herbs from Artemisia to Za’atar. Each herb highlighted in the book is hand-illustrated and includes a description of its historic origin or use. Herbs A to Z is available in the Garden Gate Shop and online from MBG Press.

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MAGNOLIA GIFT BOUTIQUE Magnolia specializes in instant personalized gifts, home decor, jewelry and more! Gifts for all ages, any occasion and every budget. Gift wrapping is always complementary

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MONTELLE WINERY Experience the wine, the food and the view. Montelle Winery is open year-round. The winery features award-winning wines and a wine club with beneits and events.

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CLARK FLOOR CO. Get the home ready for the holidays with Clark Floors. Clark Floors installs several types of loors including carpet, hardwood, ceramic, vinyl, vinyl composition tile, laminate and more. Storewide sale 10-30% off.

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STASH HOME Stash Home has extended their Black Friday offer to give patrons more time to save on their unique selection for the home. Stash Home is offering a free gift to the irst 50 guests this weekend. Saturday shoppers receive a black logo tote bag and Sunday shoppers receive a burlap logo bag, no purchase necessary.

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MID-WEST FLOOR Mid-West Floor is a locally-owned and operated looring company. They operate out of two beautiful showrooms located in Brentwood and Chesterield. The company was founded on quality and service, and since 1939 that is what customers have come to expect from Mid-West Floor.

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To Improve the Home 4 CHRISTOPHER’S Don’t miss this year’s Small Business Saturday Deals at St. Louis’ Premier Home Accent & Gift Store. Christopher’s is the holiday shopping destination for the home, body and for the memories. BELDON WINDOWS ST. LOUIS Beldon Windows provides custom-made windows to it any needs. All windows include a Lifetime Warranty. Manufacturer installed - no middle man.

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BEST HOME FURNISHINGS Best Home Furnishings are American made since 1962 and custom built for you in three weeks or less. Best has been selling direct to the St. Louis public for 11 years.

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If Nov. 24 is your birthday • This year you become more lighthearted as the days pass by. If you are single, meeting someone happens easily. If you are attached, the two of you entertain each other naturally. Aquarius will pitch in and help, if asked.

WORD GAME November 24 WORD — REINVENT (REINVENT: ree-in-VENT: To make over completely.) Average mark 28 words. Time limit 40 minutes. Can you find 40 or more words in REINVENT? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — CATTIER tract tacit care trait tact caret treat tare cart trice tart cater trite tear cire irate teat cite race tetra citrate rate tier crate react tire acre rice titer attic rite trace attire RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

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Down 1 Lintels, e.g. 2 Blacksmiths’ wear 3 Chucklehead 4 Chucklehead 5 Catch a wave, in a way 6 Conception 7 About 8 Decorate elegantly 9 “Enough of this!” 10 Prepares, in a way, as chicken 11 Sources of labor pains? 12 Really enjoy oneself

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) ★★★★ Many possibilities emerge through a partnership. You could be overwhelmed by the potential, and might feel frustrated as a result. You could witness a change in how you are perceived as you make certain choices over others. Tonight: Close friends surround you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★ You might feel a lot of pressure to go along with others’ plans; know that it is your call. For some of you, your plans will revolve around Black Friday. For others, you might decide to hang out at home with a good book. Tonight: A must appearance. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ Reach out to others at a distance. You might surprise yourself by successfully convincing someone to get out of Dodge with you. The trip could be made more delightful because of the sincerity and spontaneity behind it. Tonight: Be ready to try something new and diferent. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ Your emotional tenor changes radically throughout the day. You have a tendency to relate directly to one other person whom you trust and conide in. Tonight: Work on your holiday shopping list. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ Others seem to seek you out before you can even solidify plans. Perhaps you need to not be so structured. You might want to take some time of from your routine. Tonight: Choose a favorite pastime. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★ You might be more

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rules are unclear 35 Be malnourished 36 Some holiday decorations 37 Plug-in point 40 ___ ape (gibbon) 42 Digital storage service 43 Who wrote “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is

enlightened” 45 “Salomé” playwright 47 Easily fooled sorts 50 “Grand, ungodly, godlike man,” in literature 51 Exclusive 52 No longer anonymous, for short 55 Hosp. parts 57 Butterfly ___ (fish)

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focused than usual right now. You could wonder about your choice of activity. Many of you are determined to get a project done. Count on disruptions happening. Tonight: Seize the moment! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ Make special time for a loved one. Happiness surrounds you and this person. Take of for the day. Choose a meaningful activity to both of you. There could be some discussion about getting a Christmas tree. Tonight: And the party goes on. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★ You have a lot going on. Choose to stay close to home. You will get a lot accomplished, whether the activities revolve around work or the holiday season. Tonight: Stay mellow.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★★ Others seek you out, and many of you will visit with loved ones whom you rarely get to see. Share some concerns you have with a friend who might be able to empathize and understand. Tonight: Out and about. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ You might be eyeing the costs of the holiday, and, as a result, will want to revise your budget. Perhaps you forgot certain people when making your list. Tonight: In the limelight. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★★ The Moon in your sign makes you a favorite companion. You might need to say “no” to someone’s invitation, even though you’d rather not. Try to postpone the event until another day. Tonight: Catch some extra zzz’s.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★ You could see a personal matter in a diferent light after having a discussion with a loved one. Loosen up and make the most out of a holiday invitation. Many of you might prefer to be alone. Much has occurred that you will want to relect on. Tonight: Not to be found. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Landlord questions tenant’s claim a disability if I chose to not renew his lease? — LANDLORD IN WISCONSIN Dear Landlord • Because doors are being left open, it might be in your interest to install inexpensive security cameras. Sleepwalking (and sleep eating) can be symptoms of a sleep disorder, or possibly be caused by certain sleep medications. If your tenant is unaware of this, he should be informed and advised to be evaluated at a sleep disorder clinic. Because he doesn’t pay rent on time or do other things expected of him, you may not be obligated to renew his lease. My advice is to talk to a lawyer. Dear Abby • My ex-mother-inlaw, “Blanche,” takes my 14-yearold daughter, “Grace,” shopping often. I was grateful at first, but now she buys her anything she wants. Grace has a high school dance soon, and I was looking forward to shopping with her. But before I could go, Blanche took her and

bought her a $299 dress. I wasn’t consulted because Grace knew I would’ve said no. I asked them to take the dress back, and Blanche said OK. A week later I called her to explain why I said no, but instead of listening, she told me it was her Christmas and birthday present for Grace, and she wasn’t taking it back. Grace said she was keeping the dress, and I told her she was not wearing it. How do I explain this to my daughter who has become self-entitled? — ANYTHING SHE WANTS Dear Anything • You have already explained it to your daughter. You told her it was too much money to spend. The problem isn’t just Grace, it’s also your ex-motherin-law. You are Grace’s mother, and your wishes should have been respected. 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 am a man who owns a large four-bedroom home, and I have two tenants. One pays the rent on time, helps with cleaning and yard work, and is an all-around great roommate. The other has been here for four months, has never paid his rent on time and always disappears when we must clear of the driveway or do yard work. The major problem I have with this guy is he sleepwalks — at least he claims he does. He opens doors at night. Some mornings I have found the front door or garage door wide open. Additionally, he raids the refrigerator late at night. He claims he doesn’t realize he’s doing it. It’s really annoying to find food I prepared the night before to take to work has been eaten. I have spoken to him about it on numerous occasions, and he claims that he can’t control his sleepwalking. I feel he should have told me about his issues prior to signing the lease. Is it considered a disability? Would I be discriminating against

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Dear Miss Manners • My wife and I got married around two months ago. We just finished going through all our cards and gifts, discovering in the process that there are still quite a few people who have not given gifts. I have heard people convey that the proper window for giving wedding presents is anywhere from six weeks to one year after the wedding. What is the actual correct time frame to expect gifts, and after that time has passed, how do we go about inquiring with these people about the (lack of a) gift? I do not want to be rude by making our guests think we are waiting for a gift (though we are), but actually our main concern is that perhaps the gift or card got lost at the venue or in the mail, in which case we and our guests both lose. I’d like to simply send out a text message to each with some-

thing to the effect of, “Hey, please don’t feel ANY pressure to give a gift at all, but we went through our presents and did not find one from you, so we just wanted to make sure it didn’t get lost or misplaced.” However, I am afraid this will be interpreted as a thinly veiled (and rude) attempt to “remind” the guest that they have not yet given a gift. Gentle Reader • In order for it to be thinly veiled, you would have to be putting up a pretense of it not being your true intention. And your brief — and public — track record, as stated here, does not give Miss Manners confidence. You should not concern yourself with (much less obsess over) whether or not each and every guest has given you a present. Indeed, a year is a reasonable time frame.

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But surely you have better things to think about as a newlywed — and plenty of thank-you notes to write for whatever has already safely arrived. Guests who are worried that a present was lost, usually because thanks were not received, should contact you through a relative or friend. But taking inventory is wholly unbecoming — and not conducive to producing the feelings that lead to sending you presents in the first place.

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Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 55-year-old woman. I have a leg with atrophied muscles due to having meningitis as a child. Consequently, I fall a lot. I fell and broke my wrist recently, and last year I broke my foot. I had a scan done for osteoporosis, and my T-score was -2.5. The doctor suggested I start medication for osteoporosis. I am hesitant to take such medication due to side effects. Does the number warrant taking medication? — T.C.

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Answer • The T-score is a statistical measure of how a person’s bone density compares with a normal, healthy young person of peak bone mass. Someone with higher-than-average bone density will have a positive score: A score of less bone density will be negative. A T-score below -2.5 is defined as osteoporosis, so you are just at the border. However, that still puts you at greater risk for fractures. Treatment is appropriate for a score this low, but that does not necessarily mean medication is the starting point. Initial treatment should include adequate calcium and vitamin D intake. There are few good food sources (swordfish is one); vitamin D is mostly made in the skin, and only with adequate sunlight. Another reasonable approach is to give supplemental vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol). Exercise is another important treatment. If these are not enough, I do recommend treatment with an anti-resorptive agent, such as risedronate (Actonel) for most women.

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WREATH

x $18.42 ea. COST

(quantity)

(includes tax)

GINGERBREAD

x $18.42 ea. COST

(quantity)

(includes tax)

x $15.00 = QUANTITY

INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING

TOTAL ENCLOSED

+ SUBTOTAL

= SHIPPING

TOTAL

(+ $7.95 per item)

(wreath ornament)

+ SUBTOTAL

GRAND TOTAL

= SHIPPING

TOTAL

(+ $7.95 per item)

(eclipse ornament)

(both ornaments)

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ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________ APT. ____________________

CITY ____________________________________________________________ STATE _________ ZIP ____________________

CITY ____________________________________________________________ STATE _________ ZIP ____________________

PHONE ( _______________ ) _____________________________________________________________

PHONE ( _______________ ) _____________________________________________________________

EMAIL ________________________________________________________________________________

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