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Find out who won the Post-Dispatch’s cookie bakeof Friday at Schnucks cooking school in Des Peres.

See a photo gallery of singer Nate Ruess and the rest of the performers at the Y98 Mistletoe Show Friday night at the Family Arena.

Our fall sports All-Metro teams highlight the area’s best athletes. Softball leads of at STLhighschoolsports.com.




Hettiger gets oicial nod for Great Day St. Louis on KMOV

TIMES BEACH FLOOD About a month after residents learned of dangerous dioxin levels in Times Beach, the town along the Meramec River is ravaged by a record-breaking flood. The flood damages or destroys most homes in the town.

EVENTS WAY OF LIGHTS When • Nightly through Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday Where • National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 South De Mazenod Drive, Belleville How much • Free; charges for some activities More info • snows.org/events/wayof-lights/ Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. Features include Christmas lights, Christmas tree display, community performances, wreath display; camel, donkey and pony rides; petting zoo, carriage rides, LEGO display. HONORING VETERANS When • 5-8 p.m. Sunday Where • Sappington House, 1015 South Sappington Road in Crestwood How much • Free More info • www.GiveandGlow.info Area residents are invited to explore Grant’s Trail in the Gravois Greenway on the eve of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor in the third annual “Nite of Lights — Give and Glow Celebration.” The event features hundreds of luminarias in honor of veterans along Grant’s Trail, between Big Bend Boulevard and Watson Road in Crestwood. All proceeds from the sale of the luminarias benefit the Missouri chapter of USA Cares, a nonprofit helping military families in crisis. Participants can tour the Sappington House, enjoy a bonfire, hot chocolate, spiced cider, cookies and Girl Scout caroling. To list a community event or meeting, submit it online at events.stltoday.com

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Texanne McBride (right) and her daughter, Texanne McBride Jr., on “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ANCHOR STEAM • She’s had the job for weeks, and now she has the title. After almost two months of fulltime filling in, Laura Hettiger of KMOV (Channel 4) has been oicially named as a permanent 33.3 percent of Great Day St. Louis. Station boss Mike Murphy called Hettiger “a perfect fit” with co-hosts Matt Chambers and Kent Ehrhardt on the one-hour show at 9 a.m. Hettiger replaced Claire Hettiger Kellett on the show in mid-October, when Kellett moved to anchor the afternoon newscasts. Hettiger, who joined KMOV in 2012 as a reporter, will retain her traic-reporting duties on the morning newscast. CRANE EFFECT • St. Louis Symphony vice president Adam Crane is many things, and an “influencer” is one of them. The orchestra’s veep for external affairs, Crane has been named by Musical America as one of the “30 Professionals

of the Year: The Influencers.” Along with citing his radio work and community involvement, the performing arts publication tips its cap to Crane, Crane an avid Cardinals fan, for playing catch with symphony president Marie-Helene Bernard as she prepared to throw out a first pitch at Busch Stadium. PRIMATE TIME • It’s the kind of monkey business that could earn Texanne McBride a cool 10 grand. McBride, an auto finance salesperson from Creve Coeur, will appear in the finals of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” It airs at 6 p.m. Sunday on KDNL (Channel 30). McBride will appear with her daughter, Texanne McBride Jr., to compete for the $10,000 first prize. The highjinks, recorded in July, involve one of McBride’s two capuchin monkeys, Stitch, and her English bulldog, Mojo. Seems Stitch can voice a few words and as the video will show, gets a bit testy when told to quit shredding the dog’s toys. “It was a lot of fun doing the show, which was in early November,” the elder McBride said. “We had a great time.”

KNOW THEIR/THERE • Confusion over contractions and correct word choices is not just for students anymore. Teachers at Grand Center Arts Academy voted Friday to join the American Federation of Teachers Union Local 420. That morning, the union used Twitter to promote the vote: “Its Election Day for GCAA staf to join @AFTStLouis and have a voice for there profession and students #gcaaunion.” It’s likely they’re wishing they had proofed their Twitter message before posting it there. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

KIPP charter school administrator resigns BY ELISA CROUCH St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LO U I S • An administrator at KIPP:Victory Academy has resigned. Two students this fall claimed he had physically harmed them, but police said they could not substantiate the allegations. A letter from the principal to parents states that Andrew Sears, assistant school leader, stopped working at the school on Thursday. Tiara Abu, the school leader at the charter elementary school, sent a letter to parents Friday announcing the departure of Sears. According to the school website, Sears was in his second year at KIPP:Victory. The school opened in 2014.

Police and the state Department of Social Services were contacted Oct. 8 and Nov. 10 for alleged physical abuse at the school, 955 Arcade Avenue. Sears was accused of bruising a girl, 7, and a boy, 5. He was put on leave, pending the outcome of investigations by police, the state and KIPP. Tammy Howard said she became alarmed Nov. 10 when she went to the school to pick up her kindergarten son and he had bruises on his face and chest. He told her Sears had grabbed his face with one hand and squeezed hard. She brought it to the attention of school officials, and then she called police. Hope Whitehead, an attorney for the families of both children, said state social services workers first dismissed the

girl’s claims as unsubstantiated, but those concerns were reinvigorated by the second accusation involving the boy. The kindergartner had been disciplined at school the day his mother saw his bruises, the attorney said. Howard said she was glad Sears was no longer at the school. She removed her son from KIPP the week of Nov. 10. He now attends a city district school. Yah Ammi, the father of the girl, said his daughter also went to a different school. “My daughter’s been traumatized,” he said. Elisa Crouch • 314-340-8119 @elisacrouch on Twitter ecrouch@post-dispatch.com


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FLIGHT PATTERN • Until the end of the year, the St. Louis Media History Foundation will feature the work of former Post-Dispatch artist Amadee Wohlschaleger at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Curated by William Mathis, with an assist from P-D artist Dan Martin, the exhibit focuses on Wohlschaleger’s work for The Sporting News. Several sketches of the Weatherbird also are featured. Admission is free, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the museum, at 3524 Russell Boulevard.

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