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Rams to pay PSL holders $24 million

Cardinals acquire Arizona slugger

Team also to pay lawyer fees, expenses

First baseman brings gold glove, big bat

BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Rams have agreed to pay personal seat license-holders in St. Louis up to $24 million for the unused portion of their PSLs after the team relocated to Los Angeles. Attorneys representing thousands of St. Louis Rams PSL-holders filed a motion for preliminary approval Wednesday in U.S. District Court. This follows the news last week that the parties had reached a settlement in a class-action suit filed shortly after NFL owners approved the relocation of the Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles on Jan. 12, 2016.

On one of his first days calling the shots for the Arizona Diamondbacks, former general manager Dave Stewart, who earned a reputation as a steely-eyed, no-nonsense starting pitcher, beamed as he talked about the first baseman he inherited. Stewart described how every morning he could wake up and “know the sun is brighter because Paul Goldschmidt is on my team.” That same glow is now set to ignite St. Louis. In a move several weeks in the making and several years in the chasing, the Cardinals acquired six-time All-Star

See RAMS • Page A7

AP

Rams owner Stan Kroenke moved the Rams to Los Angeles for the 2016 season.

Pro football is returning to St. Louis in the form of the XFL • B1

AP

The Cardinals land Paul Goldschmidt in a four-player deal with the Diamondbacks.

See CARDS • Page A7

Hochman: Trade for Goldschmidt returns Cards to relevancy • B1

GEORGE BUSH • 1924 - 2018

NATION BIDS FAREWELL

CAROLYN KASTER • Associated Press

The casket of former President George Bush is carried past his son, former President George W. Bush (far left), and (at right) President Donald Trump, Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter.

BY CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN AND ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press

WASHINGTON • The nation bid goodbye to George Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth

‘A n imperfect man, he left us a more perfect union.’ BIOGRAPHER JON MEACHAM

See BUSH • Page A9

McCulloch moving cases away from two circuit court judges BY JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CLAYTON • With less than a month left to serve, St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has ordered his trial attorneys to transfer all eligible cases away from two circuit

judges: Kristine Kerr and Nancy Watkins McLaughlin. “Effective immediately, this Office will file a Change of Judge in every new case filed in Divisions 14 and 21,” McCulloch said in his SunSee JUDGES • Page A7

— George W. Bush — eulogized his father as “the brightest of a thousand points of light.” After three days of remembrance in the capital city, the Air Force plane with Bush’s casket left for a final service in Houston and burial Thursday at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station. His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years, and Robin Bush, the daughter who

Personal payback

TODAY

Prescription monitoring bill gains ally • A4

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Catholic Supply suspect in court PAGE A3

Two elephants at Grant’s Farm have died • A4 Oilers beat Blues in shootout • B1

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JOE’S ST. LOUIS

WHAT’S ON STLTODAY.COM

Eat-Rite Diner is featured in Phillips 66 social media blitz

SAMPLE ST. CHARLES

UPCOMING CHATS

of operation. Soon after, they sold the business to real-estate agents Joel and Shawna Holtman, who reopened it in April.

JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SMALL MARKETING • Go small, or don’t go at all. The Eat-Rite Diner south of Busch Stadium at 622 Chouteau Avenue is front and center, and very small, in a new social media promotion from Phillips 66 Gas. With a tiny model the oil company had made of the painted white-brick bistro, some sharp public relations scribe attached the following missive: “Meet our 3rd #SmallSmallBiz: EatRite Diner, an iconic and fiercely loved diner in the Soulard neighborhood of #STL. Thanks to new owners, Eat-Rite is experiencing a new life. And you might too, if you make a patty melt or one of their famous slingers your new best friend.” (One point deducted for placing the building in the Soulard neighborhood; it’s in La Salle Park. Two points awarded for working in a mention of the revered “Slinger.”) In the ongoing promotion, Phillips has also featured OKcollective Candle Co. in Oklahoma City, which is housed in a pink shipping container; and Raygun, an apparel store in Kansas City that bills itself as the “Greatest Store in the Universe.” Sarah Bolding, brand advertising director for Phillips, said all of the building models are made primarily of balsa wood, cardboard and paper. The makers are Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber from Nix & Gerber, a Brooklynbased operation whose motto is “we make large things small.” And the small diner indeed is starting a new life. Longtime owners L.B. “Lewis” and Dorcas Powers — whose family had

Join us at our inaugural Sample St. Charles Event as we announce winners from our Best of St. Charles readers poll. Enjoy tastings from restaurants and wineries, shop from local vendors and more. stltoday.com/Our Events

A model of the Eat-Rite Diner in downtown St. Louis is being used in a Phillips 66 Gas promotional campaign.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Researchers (from left) Carlos Cruchaga, Dr. Gregory Day, Celeste Karch and Oscar Harari are combating Alzheimer’s disease.

owned a number of hamburger joints in STL over the years — bought the store in 1970. Before becoming an Eat-Rite, previous owners dating to before World War II sold the same fare at that site under the banner of Serv-Rite, Regal and Royal, according to an Inside St. Louis article written by Ron “Johnny Rabbit” Elz. As with at least two other Eat-Rites that opened earlier, this store also carried the motto: “Eat-Rite or Don’t Eat At All.” The Powers closed the Eat-Rite south of downtown in October, after 47 years

MEDIA MESSAGE • The Webster University force is strong at the St. Louis Media History Foundation, which has appointed new officers to its board of directors. Rothenbuhler Eric W. Rothenbuhler succeeds William “Bill” Greenblatt as president. Rothenbuhler has been the dean of Webster University’s communications school since 2012. Jennifer Starkey now serves as the foundation’s vice president, succeeding Rothenbuhler. Starkey is Webster’s community engagement director. Former St. Louis city communications director Bob Byrne remains as secretary/ treasurer. The foundation was created in 2011 by longtime radio announcer/historian Frank Absher, who still is the organization’s executive director, to preserve local media history. It also maintains the St. Louis Media Halls of Fame. MEDICINAL TASTE • A Washington University medical research team has been granted funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study neurodegenerative disorders. The team consists of psychiatry professors Celeste M. Karch, Carlos Cruchaga and Oscar Harari; and Dr. Gregory S. Day, a neurologist. The team will analyze genes that may help protect some patients from Alzheimer’s disease. The initiative was established by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS

Thursday Friday

Dave Matter (Mizzou), 11 a.m. Jeff Gordon (sports), 1 p.m.

PEOPLE Threat shuts down N.Y. screening of documentary about R. Kelly A screening of an upcoming documentary detailing abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly was evacuated after phone threats were made to the Manhattan location where it was being held. The New York Police Department says the threats to the NeueHouse Madison Square came in Tuesday night when it was hosting a screening of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” series. The series, which airs in January, looks at allegations that the singer has sexually abused women and girls. He has denied doing anything wrong. Ailment silences ‘Daily Show’ host • Fans of “The Daily Show” got to see Trevor Noah host Tuesday night’s Comedy Central broadcast. But they didn’t get to hear him. The reason: Noah has lost his voice and is under doctor’s orders not to utter a word. Speaking for Noah, comedian Michael Kosta told the audience that Noah was ordered not to speak — or risk needing surgery. He didn’t elaborate on what caused the vocal problem. It’s unclear how Comedy Central will handle “Daily Show” hosting duties going forward. Cardi B making marriage moves • Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset. She posted a video on Instagram saying that “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.” The rapper, 26, says, “I guess we just grew out of love, but we’re not together anymore.” The couple got married in September 2017 and welcomed a baby girl in July.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

MOTHER IS TOO WEAK TO WORK FROM STAFF REPORTS

Actress JoBeth Williams is 70. Actor Tom Hulce is 65. Talk-show host Wil Shriner is 65. Comedian Steven Wright is 63. Actress Janine Turner is 56. Director Judd Apatow is 51. Bassist Jacob Chesnut is 29. From news services

CASE 50 • Ms. T, 29, is a mother of four sons, ages 2-10. Keeping up with her family would be a challenge for any single parent, but Ms. T’s life is complicated by illness. She suffers from congestive heart failure, thyroid disease and gallstones, which she needs to have removed but can’t because her heart is too weak. She wears a special vest with a device that will restart her heart if it stops. Ms. T is on short-term disability,0 but her income is drastically less than when she was able to work. Her family is in desperate need of assistance with medical and utility bills and rent. Other needs include clothing, shoes and beds. CASE 51 • Everything was looking up a year ago. Ms. R and Mr. J were working hard to learn to take care of their baby boy, who was born with hydrocephalus, or fluid on the brain. He was home and making progress. There was much to celebrate. The couple was expecting their second son when the boy fell ill again. He had to be intubated on Dec. 4; five days later his little brother was born. The older boy was hospitalized through February, then again in April, and again in August. Ms. R lost her job when she took time off to be with him. She is working again, but they are behind on bills and could use help paying rent and utilities, as well as bus passes, sheets and comforters, and other household items. CASE 52 • D is a high school senior who works long hours on school nights to help pay the bills of her mother and six siblings. At 17, she’s the family’s caretaker after her mother was badly hurt in a car accident that left her with bleeding in her brain — she is unable to walk, has impaired speech and memory loss. D wears old shoes and ill-fitting clothes to school, where she gets good grades. The family would appreciate beds, clothes, dishes and a refrigerator. They also ask for help paying for drywall and other materials to build a room in their basement to comply with occupancy rules. Case profiles by Lisa Eisenhauer, Jeremy Kohler and Leah Thorsen of the PostDispatch.

SEEKING AND SERVING ALL IN NEED. Donate at www.svdpstlouis.org

LOTTERY MULTISTATE GAMES POWERBALL Wednesday: 09-11-36-37-38 Powerball: 11 Power play: 5 Estimated jackpot: $200 million MEGA MILLIONS Tuesday: 28-31-41-42-50 Mega ball: 04 Megaplier: 3 Friday’s estimated jackpot: $226 million

MISSOURI LOTTERIES

MAYA PINZ • MICDS

WAYS TO GIVE

TO HELP

ADOPT A CASE • For highest-need cases, the program supplies donors with a list of a family’s needs. Donors are asked to meet at least one of the stated needs and provide at least one present for each individual in the family. Everything goes directly to the family, through a social worker. DONATE • Monetary gifts to the 100 Neediest Cases general fund are used to help the more than 4,000 cases, and go directly to the families. FUNDRAISE • Encourage friends, family and others to join you in helping. Set up a fundraising page for your adopted family or the program overall, and have an even bigger impact.

Visit 100neediestcases.org Or call 314-421-6060 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Or mail a check or money order (no cash) payable to: 100 Neediest Cases P.O. Box 955925 St. Louis, Mo. 63195

LOTTO Wednesday: 13-19-22-35-39-42 Estimated jackpot: $2.3 million SHOW ME CASH Wednesday: 01-11-21-25-36 Thursday’s estimated jackpot: $105,000 PICK-3 Wednesday Midday: 834 Evening: 502 PICK-4 Wednesday Midday: 8315 Evening: 7513

ILLINOIS LOTTERIES LUCKY DAY LOTTO Wednesday Midday: 01-16-29-35-45 Evening: 09-13-20-31-42 LOTTO Thursday’s estimated jackpot: $2.25 million PICK-3 Wednesday Midday: 466 FB: 0 Evening: 703 FB: 8 PICK-4 Wednesday Midday: 8154 FB: 1 Evening: 6856 FB: 8

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT STARTED

CORRECTIONS

Social service agencies, working through the United Way, identify thousands of needy families. Volunteers then select 100 cases to be profiled in the newspaper to raise awareness.

The tradition dates to 1922, when civic leaders formed the Christmas Bureau. The Post-Dispatch has partnered with the program for more than five decades, renaming it 100 Neediest Cases in 1954.

The oldest daughter of Michele Laws and Igor Zhukov is 13. The child’s age was incorrect in recent reports about the Olivette couple reported missing and later found dead in Riverview.

GOT A STORY TIP? We want to hear from you. Submit news tips online. They are confidential, and you can choose to remain anonymous >>> stltoday.com/newstips

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M 2 THURSDAY • 12.06.2018 • A2

JOE’S ST. LOUIS

WHAT’S ON STLTODAY.COM

Eat-Rite Diner is featured in Phillips 66 social media blitz

SAMPLE ST. CHARLES

UPCOMING CHATS

of operation. Soon after, they sold the business to real-estate agents Joel and Shawna Holtman, who reopened it in April.

JOE HOLLEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SMALL MARKETING • Go small, or don’t go at all. The Eat-Rite Diner south of Busch Stadium at 622 Chouteau Avenue is front and center, and very small, in a new social media promotion from Phillips 66 Gas. With a tiny model the oil company had made of the painted white-brick bistro, some sharp public relations scribe attached the following missive: “Meet our 3rd #SmallSmallBiz: EatRite Diner, an iconic and fiercely loved diner in the Soulard neighborhood of #STL. Thanks to new owners, Eat-Rite is experiencing a new life. And you might too, if you make a patty melt or one of their famous slingers your new best friend.” (One point deducted for placing the building in the Soulard neighborhood; it’s in La Salle Park. Two points awarded for working in a mention of the revered “Slinger.”) In the ongoing promotion, Phillips has also featured OKcollective Candle Co. in Oklahoma City, which is housed in a pink shipping container; and Raygun, an apparel store in Kansas City that bills itself as the “Greatest Store in the Universe.” Sarah Bolding, brand advertising director for Phillips, said all of the building models are made primarily of balsa wood, cardboard and paper. The makers are Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber from Nix & Gerber, a Brooklynbased operation whose motto is “we make large things small.” And the small diner indeed is starting a new life. Longtime owners L.B. “Lewis” and Dorcas Powers — whose family had

Join us at our inaugural Sample St. Charles Event as we announce winners from our Best of St. Charles readers poll. Enjoy tastings from restaurants and wineries, shop from local vendors and more. stltoday.com/Our Events

A model of the Eat-Rite Diner in downtown St. Louis is being used in a Phillips 66 Gas promotional campaign.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

Researchers (from left) Carlos Cruchaga, Dr. Gregory Day, Celeste Karch and Oscar Harari are combating Alzheimer’s disease.

owned a number of hamburger joints in STL over the years — bought the store in 1970. Before becoming an Eat-Rite, previous owners dating to before World War II sold the same fare at that site under the banner of Serv-Rite, Regal and Royal, according to an Inside St. Louis article written by Ron “Johnny Rabbit” Elz. As with at least two other Eat-Rites that opened earlier, this store also carried the motto: “Eat-Rite or Don’t Eat At All.” The Powers closed the Eat-Rite south of downtown in October, after 47 years

MEDIA MESSAGE • The Webster University force is strong at the St. Louis Media History Foundation, which has appointed new officers to its board of directors. Rothenbuhler Eric W. Rothenbuhler succeeds William “Bill” Greenblatt as president. Rothenbuhler has been the dean of Webster University’s communications school since 2012. Jennifer Starkey now serves as the foundation’s vice president, succeeding Rothenbuhler. Starkey is Webster’s community engagement director. Former St. Louis city communications director Bob Byrne remains as secretary/ treasurer. The foundation was created in 2011 by longtime radio announcer/historian Frank Absher, who still is the organization’s executive director, to preserve local media history. It also maintains the St. Louis Media Halls of Fame. MEDICINAL TASTE • A Washington University medical research team has been granted funding by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to study neurodegenerative disorders. The team consists of psychiatry professors Celeste M. Karch, Carlos Cruchaga and Oscar Harari; and Dr. Gregory S. Day, a neurologist. The team will analyze genes that may help protect some patients from Alzheimer’s disease. The initiative was established by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS

Thursday Friday

Dave Matter (Mizzou), 11 a.m. Jeff Gordon (sports), 1 p.m.

PEOPLE Timberlake cancels concert here Justin Timberlake’s Dec. 13 concert date at the Enterprise Center is off, along with the rest of the December dates on his “The Man of the Woods Tour,” Post-Dispatch music critic Kevin Johnson reported at stltoday. com/blender. Timberlake made the announcement himself on Instagram after a growing series of postponements over vocal cord issues. Previous shows he has had to call off include Los Angeles, New York City, Oakland, Las Vegas, Portland and other cities. Timberlake said he needed to take the rest of December off. There hasn’t been word yet from Enterprise Center or Live Nation on the show. Cardi B making marriage moves • Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset. She posted a video on Instagram saying that “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time.” The rapper, 26, says, “I guess we just grew out of love, but we’re not together anymore.” The couple got married in September 2017 and welcomed a baby girl in July. Ailment silences ‘Daily Show’ host • Fans of “The Daily Show” got to see Trevor Noah host Tuesday night’s Comedy Central broadcast. But they didn’t get to hear him. The reason: Noah has lost his voice and is under doctor’s orders not to utter a word. Speaking for Noah, comedian Michael Kosta told the audience that Noah was ordered not to speak — or risk needing surgery. He didn’t elaborate on what caused the vocal problem. It’s unclear how Comedy Central will handle “Daily Show” hosting duties going forward.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

MOTHER IS TOO WEAK TO WORK FROM STAFF REPORTS

Actress JoBeth Williams is 70. Actor Tom Hulce is 65. Talk-show host Wil Shriner is 65. Comedian Steven Wright is 63. Actress Janine Turner is 56. Director Judd Apatow is 51. Bassist Jacob Chesnut is 29. From staff and news services

CASE 50 • Ms. T, 29, is a mother of four sons, ages 2-10. Keeping up with her family would be a challenge for any single parent, but Ms. T’s life is complicated by illness. She suffers from congestive heart failure, thyroid disease and gallstones, which she needs to have removed but can’t because her heart is too weak. She wears a special vest with a device that will restart her heart if it stops. Ms. T is on short-term disability,0 but her income is drastically less than when she was able to work. Her family is in desperate need of assistance with medical and utility bills and rent. Other needs include clothing, shoes and beds. CASE 51 • Everything was looking up a year ago. Ms. R and Mr. J were working hard to learn to take care of their baby boy, who was born with hydrocephalus, or fluid on the brain. He was home and making progress. There was much to celebrate. The couple was expecting their second son when the boy fell ill again. He had to be intubated on Dec. 4; five days later his little brother was born. The older boy was hospitalized through February, then again in April, and again in August. Ms. R lost her job when she took time off to be with him. She is working again, but they are behind on bills and could use help paying rent and utilities, as well as bus passes, sheets and comforters, and other household items. CASE 52 • D is a high school senior who works long hours on school nights to help pay the bills of her mother and six siblings. At 17, she’s the family’s caretaker after her mother was badly hurt in a car accident that left her with bleeding in her brain — she is unable to walk, has impaired speech and memory loss. D wears old shoes and ill-fitting clothes to school, where she gets good grades. The family would appreciate beds, clothes, dishes and a refrigerator. They also ask for help paying for drywall and other materials to build a room in their basement to comply with occupancy rules. Case profiles by Lisa Eisenhauer, Jeremy Kohler and Leah Thorsen of the PostDispatch.

SEEKING AND SERVING ALL IN NEED. Donate at www.svdpstlouis.org

LOTTERY MULTISTATE GAMES POWERBALL Wednesday: 09-11-36-37-38 Powerball: 11 Power play: 5 Estimated jackpot: $200 million MEGA MILLIONS Tuesday: 28-31-41-42-50 Mega ball: 04 Megaplier: 3 Friday’s estimated jackpot: $226 million

MISSOURI LOTTERIES

MAYA PINZ • MICDS

WAYS TO GIVE

TO HELP

ADOPT A CASE • For highest-need cases, the program supplies donors with a list of a family’s needs. Donors are asked to meet at least one of the stated needs and provide at least one present for each individual in the family. Everything goes directly to the family, through a social worker. DONATE • Monetary gifts to the 100 Neediest Cases general fund are used to help the more than 4,000 cases, and go directly to the families. FUNDRAISE • Encourage friends, family and others to join you in helping. Set up a fundraising page for your adopted family or the program overall, and have an even bigger impact.

Visit 100neediestcases.org Or call 314-421-6060 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Or mail a check or money order (no cash) payable to: 100 Neediest Cases P.O. Box 955925 St. Louis, Mo. 63195

LOTTO Wednesday: 13-19-22-35-39-42 Estimated jackpot: $2.3 million SHOW ME CASH Wednesday: 01-11-21-25-36 Thursday’s estimated jackpot: $105,000 PICK-3 Wednesday Midday: 834 Evening: 502 PICK-4 Wednesday Midday: 8315 Evening: 7513

ILLINOIS LOTTERIES LUCKY DAY LOTTO Wednesday Midday: 01-16-29-35-45 Evening: 09-13-20-31-42 LOTTO Thursday’s estimated jackpot: $2.25 million PICK-3 Wednesday Midday: 466 FB: 0 Evening: 703 FB: 8 PICK-4 Wednesday Midday: 8154 FB: 1 Evening: 6856 FB: 8

HOW IT WORKS

HOW IT STARTED

CORRECTIONS

Social service agencies, working through the United Way, identify thousands of needy families. Volunteers then select 100 cases to be profiled in the newspaper to raise awareness.

The tradition dates to 1922, when civic leaders formed the Christmas Bureau. The Post-Dispatch has partnered with the program for more than five decades, renaming it 100 Neediest Cases in 1954.

The oldest daughter of Michele Laws and Igor Zhukov is 13. The child’s age was incorrect in recent reports about the Olivette couple reported missing and later found dead in Riverview.

GOT A STORY TIP? We want to hear from you. Submit news tips online. They are confidential, and you can choose to remain anonymous >>> stltoday.com/newstips

CONTACT US

INSIDE Chuck Raasch ........ A8 Commentary......... A11 Editorial................A10 Horoscopes...........EV2 Joe Holleman..........A2 Letters to editor ...A10

Obituaries............. A12 People ....................A2 Puzzles .................EV2 Sports calendar ......B2 TV listings .............EV3 Weather..................B9

For news tips only, phone ................................ 314-340-8222

CUSTOMER SERVICE: 314-340-8888

Submit news tips ..........................metro@post-dispatch.com

Customer service hours

Submit events for our calendar ............ events.stltoday.com

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Main number....................................................314-340-8000 Editor: Gilbert Bailon.......................................314-340-8387

The Post-Dispatch is a Lee Enterprises Newspaper and is published daily. USPS: 476-580. Postmaster send address changes to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 900 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101-1099. Periodical postage paid at St. Louis. Suggested average weekly retail prices for home delivery with full digital access are: Monday-Sunday $10.25, Sunday-Friday $9.00, Mon-Fri $7.75, Thu-Sun $8.50, Sat-Mon $7.50, Fri-Sun $7.50, Wed&Sun $7.00, Sun&Mon $7.00, Sat&Sun Only $7.00, Sunday Only $4.50. Subscription price includes all applicable sales tax and a charge for the convenience of having the paper delivered. To avoid delivery charges, call 314-340-8888 to arrange pickup of your paper at a local distribution center. Rates are based on annual charges for premium days and/or plus sections delivered on 10/21/18, 11/4/18, 11/18/18, 11/22/18, 12/9/18, 12/16/18, 12/23/18, 1/13/19, 1/27/19, 2/17/19, 2/24/19, 3/17/19, 3/24/19, 4/14/19, 4/21/19, 5/5/19 5/19/19, 5/26/19, 6/16/19, 6/23/19, 7/14/19, 7/21/19, 8/18/19, 8/25/19, 9/1/19, 9/8/19, 9/15/19, 9/22/19 and timing of these charges may affect the length of the subscription. A nonrefundable account setup fee will be charged to qualifying new starts.

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Catholic Supply store reopens after killing Man accused of killing woman makes court appearance BY JOEL CURRIER AND KIM BELL st. Louis Post-dispatch

As an accused murderer made a brief court appearance Wednesday in Clayton, a Catholic Supply store that was the scene of the brutal attack 16 days ago reopened for business. The doors to the store, in a strip mall on Manchester Road, were opened at 9 a.m. Wednesday, as a bevy of TV reporters looked on. Four or five customers came in the first 10 minutes to show their support. Store officials asked the media to stay outside. On a sidewalk just outside the store sat a makeshift memorial of roses, some days old and wilting, and a figurine of a snowman playing the piano. One woman paused for a moment near the flowers and made the sign of the cross. The reopening came one day after Archbishop

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A woman makes the sign of the cross and pauses by a memorial outside the Catholic Supply store in Manchester on Wednesday. The store reopened Wednesday after a shooting last month that killed a shopper.

Robert Carlson blessed the store and prayed with police and relatives of victims. A police chaplain, Byron Watson, who attended Tuesday’s blessing of the store said the private gathering had a common theme: “Evil will not win.” Thomas Bruce, 53, of

rural Jefferson County, has been charged with firstdegree murder and multiple counts of sodomy, armed criminal action, kidnapping, burglary and tampering with evidence in the crime at the Catholic Supply store. He is being held without bail. Bruce entered the store

pretending to be a customer on Nov. 19, officials say. He left, then re-entered with a gun, prosecutors say. He ordered the three women in the store to the back of the store and made them take their clothes off at gunpoint. He forced two victims to perform sex acts at gunpoint,

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and tried to do the same with Jamie Schmidt, a customer from House Springs, killing her when she refused, authorities say. Schmidt, 53, may have been there to buy supplies for a project to crochet rosaries for fellow parishioners at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in High Ridge, where she was in the choir, a friend said. A business card Bruce left with a woman at another business in the strip mall led investigators to him. The woman at the business recognized the description put out of the attacker but had thrown out the business card. It was dug out of the trash and led to Bruce’s arrest two days after the attack. On Wednesday, Bruce appeared in court for a hearing. He was led into the courtroom of Associate Circuit Judge Robert Heggie about 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. Bruce was wearing street clothes — a dress shirt and khaki pants — but his hands and feet were shackled. Two jail officers sat behind him in the jury box as he waited for his hearing to start. Brice Donnelly, a public defender, represented Bruce in the brief appearance. Heggie set a preliminary hearing for Jan. 23. “We look forward to reviewing the evidence the state has,” Donnelly said. Bruce will plead not guilty, he added. About the same time as the hearing, the store at 14069 Manchester Road reopened. “The recent events at our Manchester store have been devastating to the Catholic Supply family,” Catholic Supply president Dan Stutte said in a written statement on Wednesday. “This location is now reopened so we can continue to fulfill our mission and help our staff, customers and community cope with this senseless tragedy and

begin the healing process.” Stutte added: “We thank the community for your outpouring of prayers, love and support.” Watson, the chaplain for St. Louis County Police Department who was part of the blessing at the store Tuesday, is a retired police sergeant with 35 years in law enforcement. “I walked around the store and it was an eerie feeling, it really was, to actually be in the store itself knowing this is where the young lady lost her life,” Watson said. But Watson said he also felt a sense of strength and determination. Employees he spoke with felt “they weren’t going to allow this man to win,” Watson said. Attendees of Tuesday’s private ceremony inside the store included the archbishop, members of the Catholic Supply family, employees who worked at other stores and family and friends of the victims, Watson said. The precinct captain and detectives who made the arrest were there, too. Carlson blessed the store and talked about healing, then asked Watson to say a prayer. Watson said he ended his prayer saying, “Evil will not win.” Catholic Supply has locations in St. Louis and O’Fallon, Mo. Watson said he had talked briefly with the store’s owner, who acknowledged that his gut reaction after the killing was to shutter the store at the Manchester location for good. “But then he started getting support and cards and calls and condolences from all over the world,” Watson said, “and he said this outpouring of community support was encouraging him to keep the store open.” Cristina M. Fletes of the Post-Dispatch staff contributed to this report. Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

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Parson calls for opioid monitoring law Statewide program to track prescription drugs is ‘long overdue,’ he says BY CELESTE BOTT St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Missouri Gov.

Mike Parson said Wednesday in St. Louis that he’d like to sign a statewide prescription drug monitoring program into law next year, a move he says is “long overdue.” “We’re the only state in the United States that doesn’t have that,” said Parson, flanked by members of his cabinet and St. Louis officials, who gathered for a discussion on the opioid epidemic. “The reality of it is, people are losing their lives every day from a terrible situation. And we’ve got to figure out to make sure we have all the tools everybody needs to be able to fight that.” Bills creating a prescription drug monitoring program, or PDMP, have been debated in the Missouri Legislature for years, but none of the proposals has made it across the finish line. Last year, Parson’s predecessor, Eric Greitens, issued an executive order calling for his own version of a monitoring program, but Republicans and Democrats alike said his plan fell short of providing a comprehensive approach to fighting drug abuse. Under Greitens’ measure, the Department of Health and Senior Services pays Express Scripts and other pharmacy benefit management companies such as UnitedHealthcare and CVS to analyze doctor and pharmacy prescrip-

JOHANNA HUCKEBA • jhuckeba@post-dispatch.com

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson shakes hands with James Evola, a resident at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis, on Wednesday as part of a tour addressing health care and veterans care in Missouri.

tion and dispensing data for schedule II through IV controlled substances. The agency then uses the information to identify activity indicating that controlled substances are being inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or obtained. But Greitens’ plan differs significantly from what is in place in other states and in local counties and jurisdictions across Missouri, including many in the St. Louis region. Those programs track when patients are prescribed an opioid painkiller, typically making that information available to doctors — a feature

absent from Greitens’ order. PDMP proponents argue that it allows doctors and pharmacists to identify “doctor shoppers,” or individuals who go from physician to physician to continually be prescribed the same drugs. The hope is that they can intervene before the addiction spirals out control, or identify anyone who may be selling the drugs. “We all know prescriptions is where a lot of this problem started. Prescriptions is where some of this problem will end,” St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said. When prescription drugs become too difficult or expensive

Two African elephants who lived at Grant’s Farm have died

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Mickey the African elephant, who died recently at Grant’s Farm.

Toby the African elephant died within a week of Mickey’s death at Grant’s Farm, officials said.

One other elephant died at Grant’s Farm this year. Bud, 34, died suddenly of a respiratory infection in March. He and Mickey had come from an orphanage in Namibia, on Africa’s southwest coast. Bud’s name was short for Budweiser, and Mickey’s short for Michelob. At the St. Louis Zoo, Kenzi, 6, died in February just days after being diagnosed with elephant

endotheliotropic herpesvirus. The Affton-area farm has been a public attraction for more than 60 years. It had once been owned by Ulysses S. Grant and was acquired by August A. Busch Sr. in 1903. Valerie Schremp Hahn • 314-340-8246 @valeriehahn on Twitter vhahn@post-dispatch.com

Celeste Bott • 314-340-8119 @celestebott on Twitter cbott@post-dispatch.com

Delta Queen could begin cruising in 2020 BY LEAH THORSEN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Two of the three African elephants that had lived at Grant’s Farm died within the past week, officials announced Wednesday. Mickey, 34, a female, had suffered from a brain tumor the past several years. Toby was 38; they did not offer a cause of death. The average age for an African elephant in captivity in North America is 33. “Both elephants were closely monitored by our veterinary staff, and their deaths do not appear to be related,” said a press release. “Both were cherished members of our Grant’s Farm family and will truly be missed.” A Grant’s Farm spokesman would not answer any more questions about their deaths, including the exact days they died and the future of the elephant shows. They are survived by one other elephant at the farm, Max. The elephants took turns performing during educational shows at the farm, and they enjoyed creating “art” that was sold in the Grant’s Farm gift shop. Toby enjoyed picking up sidewalk chalk with his trunk and doodling on the floors of his barn — the ends of elephants’ trunks are so nimble they can pick up dimes, the farm’s animal curator and elephant manager, Jennifer Joyce, explained this spring for a Post-Dispatch story about animal artwork. Joyce had described Mickey as “scary smart,” and explained she could work through a puzzle feeder quickly but didn’t see the point in making art. “She was in remedial art for a long time,” joked Joyce. At 15, Max has been Grant’s Farm’s youngest elephant, and now he is their only elephant. It was unclear Wednesday what would happen to the animal shows or if the farm would acquire more elephants.

to obtain, users often turn to heroin, or worse, cross-contaminated drugs containing fentanyl: a drug that is far more potent and more deadly. St. Louis city and county are on pace for record-setting overdose deaths this year, after a record 760 opioid-related deaths in the St. Louis region in 2017. There were 951 total opioidrelated deaths in Missouri in 2017, according to the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services. Parson offered few details on what potential PDMP legislation would have his support, but the topic will be a familiar one for

state lawmakers. Opponents to past proposals feared they would violate citizens’ right to privacy, allowing sensitive information to be stored on a government database, vulnerable to data breaches. Parson said that with new leadership in the governor’s office, and in the Missouri House and Senate, a measure might finally pass in 2019. The governor will have one key ally in the Senate: Earlier this month, Republicans picked Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard. Schatz has previously sponsored bills establishing a statewide PDMP. But there remains little appetite to expand Medicaid in Missouri, something officials in states that have expanded, such as Ohio, say helped curb their own opioid crisis by giving lowincome adults more access to addiction and mental health services. “I think there’s a lot of things that have to be on the table. But let me first say, most of the states are having problems just like us. So it’s not that Missouri is unique in this by no means, a lot of states are still having problems, even the ones that have Medicaid expansion are still having troubles, too,” Parson said. “We’ve got to fix what we have first before we start expanding something that’s a problem.” Also on Wednesday, Parson paid a visit to the St. Louis Missouri Veterans Home and spoke with small business leaders in the region about rising health care costs.

The historic Delta Queen steamboat can sail again and is expected to make its inaugural cruise from Kimmswick in 2020. Legislation to allow the riverboat to carry overnight passengers was signed into law Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The Delta Queen was sidelined in 2008 by a federal law prohibiting overnight excursions on wooden vessels. Both U.S. senators from Missouri — Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt — co-sponsored a bill to allow an exemption for the boat, which requires modifications to the wooden portions of the vessel, most of which are cabins and public areas. The hull already is steel. The 285-foot-long vessel, with 88 cabins, had the exemption for roughly 40 years before losing it a decade ago. The boat’s owners had been waiting for the exemption before beginning the needed renovations, expected to cost between $10 million and $12 million. “We really couldn’t put a lot of money into her until we knew she’d have the opportunity to cruise again,” Cornel Martin, president and chief executive of Delta Queen Steamboat Co., said Wednesday. The Delta Queen Port of Call Restaurant and the corporate offices of the company opened in the fall of 2016 in the Jefferson County river town of Kimmswick. The boat has been in Houma, La., since April 2015, Martin said, and that’s where it will undergo repairs and remain until it’s ready to sail. The boat’s nearly 100-yearold boilers were designed for a World War I destroyer that ultimately wasn’t built because of the war’s ending, and were sold as surplus. They’ll be replaced with new, more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly

boilers, Martin said. Other repairs include replacing and updating generators, plumbing, the steam line, sewage system and heating and air conditioning. The paddle wheel will be stripped to its main shaft and rebuilt, Martin said, and the boat’s repairs will require Coast Guard approvals. The Delta Queen, which served as a naval ship during World War II, began service as an overnight passenger vessel in 1927. It carried passengers, cargo and automobiles between Sacramento, Calif., and San Francisco, as well as dignitaries including three U.S. presidents. The steamboat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is classified as a national historic landmark. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, Mo., attended the bill-signing ceremony at the White House. He called the Delta Queen provision “the culmination of years of hard work and bipartisan, bicameral cooperation to preserve a piece of American history.” The riverboat company expects to begin three-, five- and seven-day cruises on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Kanawha, Arkansas and Illinois rivers in 2020. The Delta Queen is expected to visit more than 80 ports each year, including St. Louis; Cincinnati; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Minneapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and Chattanooga, Tenn. It has been estimated that returning the Delta Queen to the St. Louis area would create more than 170 area jobs. Martin said that depending on the time of year the boat was ready and on the weather, the inaugural cruise from Kimmswick would be to Cincinnati. The Associated Press and Chuck Raasch of the Post-Dispatch staff contributed to this story. Leah Thorsen • 314-340-8320 @leahthorsen on Twitter lthorsen@post-dispatch.com

City’s Port Authority expansion hits an aldermanic snag BY DAVID HUNN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • The city’s development agency, responding to pressure from a contingent of aldermen, may delay expansion of the St. Louis Port Authority for a week. But even critics say the bill in front of the Board of Aldermen — which is also proposed to help pay for a Major League Soccer stadium — still has enough votes to pass next week, before the board breaks for the holidays.

St. Louis Development Corporation chief Otis Williams said that he had proposed a bill that would give aldermen more power in the port authority expansion, in hopes it would appease a few city legislators, and perhaps turn some votes. “We’re trying to do good, here,” he said Wednesday. The effort to expand the boundaries of the port authority stalled at the board last month after questions about oversight of the economic development body.

The city has been working since at least January to expand the authority’s jurisdiction from the 19 miles of Mississippi River frontage to the entire city. The port can issue bonds, contract for services and buy real estate; it wants to be able to use those powers citywide. But the expansion gained urgency with the resuscitation of St. Louis’ soccer dreams in October. The port authority can establish Port Improvement Districts and levy up to a 1 percent sales tax per district. City

leaders have identified that tax as one part of a 3-percent stadium-only tax that will help fund the $250 million stadium proposal. Some aldermen, however, still question the need to expand the boundaries citywide and worry that they won’t have oversight of key port powers, such as eminent domain and tax abatement. One critic, 6th Ward Alderman Christine Ingrassia, said she supports the stadium tax, but thinks that such a substitute bill won’t give the board the

legal teeth to hold the port authority accountable. She also acknowledged that she doesn’t have enough support on the board to block the bill. “A lot of times at the board, we’re thinking about something we’d like today or tomorrow,” Ingrassia said. “But not what the consequences of those things would be 20 or 30 years down the road.” David Hunn • 314-340-8121 @davidhunn on Twitter dhunn@post-dispatch.com


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Parson calls for opioid monitoring law Statewide program to track prescription drugs is ‘long overdue,’ he says BY CELESTE BOTT St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Missouri Gov.

Mike Parson said Wednesday in St. Louis that he’d like to sign a statewide prescription drug monitoring program into law next year, a move he says is “long overdue.” “We’re the only state in the United States that doesn’t have that,” said Parson, flanked by members of his cabinet and St. Louis officials, who gathered for a discussion on the opioid epidemic. “The reality of it is, people are losing their lives every day from a terrible situation. And we’ve got to figure out to make sure we have all the tools everybody needs to be able to fight that.” Bills creating a prescription drug monitoring program, or PDMP, have been debated in the Missouri Legislature for years, but none of the proposals has made it across the finish line. Last year, Parson’s predecessor, Eric Greitens, issued an executive order calling for his own version of a monitoring program, but Republicans and Democrats alike said his plan fell short of providing a comprehensive approach to fighting drug abuse. Under Greitens’ measure, the Department of Health and Senior Services pays Express Scripts and other pharmacy benefit management companies such as UnitedHealthcare and CVS to analyze doctor and pharmacy prescrip-

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson shakes hands with James Evola, a resident at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. Louis, on Wednesday as part of a tour addressing health care and veterans care in Missouri.

tion and dispensing data for schedule II through IV controlled substances. The agency then uses the information to identify activity indicating that controlled substances are being inappropriately prescribed, dispensed or obtained. But Greitens’ plan differs significantly from what is in place in other states and in local counties and jurisdictions across Missouri, including many in the St. Louis region. Those programs track when patients are prescribed an opioid painkiller, typically making that information available to doctors — a feature

absent from Greitens’ order. PDMP proponents argue that it allows doctors and pharmacists to identify “doctor shoppers,” or individuals who go from physician to physician to continually be prescribed the same drugs. The hope is that they can intervene before the addiction spirals out control, or identify anyone who may be selling the drugs. “We all know prescriptions is where a lot of this problem started. Prescriptions is where some of this problem will end,” St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said. When prescription drugs become too difficult or expensive

Two African elephants who lived at Grant’s Farm have died BY VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Two of the three African elephants that had lived at Grant’s Farm died within the past week, officials announced Wednesday. Mickey, 34, a female, had suffered from a brain tumor the past several years. Toby was 38; they did not offer a cause of death. The average age for an African elephant in captivity in North America is 33. “Both elephants were closely monitored by our veterinary staff, and their deaths do not appear to be related,” said a press release. “Both were cherished members of our Grant’s Farm family and will truly be missed.” A Grant’s Farm spokesman would not answer any more questions about their deaths, including the exact days they died and the future of the elephant shows. They are survived by one

DIGEST ST. LOUIS > Schlafly CEO resigns • James Pendegraft, chief executive of The St. Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly Beer, has left the company. Schlafly Beer hired Pendegraft in 2015, taking over from longtime leader and co-founder Dan Kopman. “We have confirmed that James Pendegraft has resigned effective upon the hiring of a successor,” Schlafly Beer officials said in a statement Wednesday. “We have already begun the search process for that position.” Before joining Schlafly, Pendegraft was vice president of sales and marketing at New Yorkbased North American Breweries, president of Labatt USA and director of category management at InBev. Pendegraft oversaw an expansion of Schlafly’s

other elephant at the farm, Max. The elephants took turns performing during educational shows at the farm, and they enjoyed creating “art” that was sold in the Grant’s Farm gift shop. Toby enjoyed picking up sidewalk chalk with his trunk and doodling on the floors of his barn — the ends of elephants’ trunks are so nimble they can pick up dimes, the farm’s animal curator and elephant manager, Jennifer Joyce, explained this spring for a Post-Dispatch story about animal artwork. Joyce had described Mickey as “scary smart,” and explained she could work through a puzzle feeder quickly but didn’t see the point in making art. “She was in remedial art for a long time,” joked Joyce. At 15, Max has been Grant’s Farm’s youngest elephant, and now he is their only elephant.

Bottleworks brewery in Maplewood in 2016. The brewer, founded in 1989, also operates the Tap Room downtown. GRANITE CITY > Council revises rule on when bids must be sought • The City Council in Granite City approved on Tuesday night an ordinance raising the minimum cost necessary to solicit for competitive bids for public improvements to $25,000 from $20,000. Officials said the change mirrors one adopted by the Illinois Department of Transportation for similar expenses and responds to the rising cost of skilled labor, engineering services and materials. Officials said the change could also help the city stave off liability issues by not having to wait weeks for the processing of bids when emergency repairs are needed immediately.

It was unclear Wednesday what would happen to the animal shows or if the farm would acquire more elephants. One other elephant died at Grant’s Farm this year. Bud, 34, died suddenly of a respiratory infection in March. He and Mickey had come from an orphanage in Namibia, on Africa’s southwest coast. Bud’s name was short for Budweiser, and Mickey’s short for Michelob. At the St. Louis Zoo, Kenzi, 6, died in February just days after being diagnosed with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus. The Affton-area farm has been a public attraction for more than 60 years. It had once been owned by Ulysses S. Grant and was acquired by August A. Busch Sr. in 1903. Valerie Schremp Hahn • 314-340-8246 @valeriehahn on Twitter vhahn@post-dispatch.com

ROCK HILL > Residents urged to keep recycling bins clean • Rock Hill’s waste hauler is asking residents to clean up their act — in their recyclable bins. And if they don’t, and they repeatedly put nonrecyclables in the bins, their bin could be left at the curb and picked up by the trash truck. Linda Jones of Waste Connection told the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday that, even with China tightening its regulations on the recyclables it will buy, the company will continue to honor its contract to provide single-stream recycling to residents. But she asked city officials to continue educating residents on what should and should not be placed in their recycling bins. Food waste and water should not be dumped in recyclable bins, Jones stressed. Pizza left in the delivery box and water left in water bottles spell trouble when put in a recyclable bin.

to obtain, users often turn to heroin, or worse, cross-contaminated drugs containing fentanyl: a drug that is far more potent and more deadly. St. Louis city and county are on pace for record-setting overdose deaths this year, after a record 760 opioid-related deaths in the St. Louis region in 2017. There were 951 total opioidrelated deaths in Missouri in 2017, according to the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services. Parson offered few details on what potential PDMP legislation would have his support, but the topic will be a familiar one for

state lawmakers. Opponents to past proposals feared they would violate citizens’ right to privacy, allowing sensitive information to be stored on a government database, vulnerable to data breaches. Parson said that with new leadership in the governor’s office, and in the Missouri House and Senate, a measure might finally pass in 2019. The governor will have one key ally in the Senate: Earlier this month, Republicans picked Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard. Schatz has previously sponsored bills establishing a statewide PDMP. But there remains little appetite to expand Medicaid in Missouri, something officials in states that have expanded, such as Ohio, say helped curb their own opioid crisis by giving lowincome adults more access to addiction and mental health services. “I think there’s a lot of things that have to be on the table. But let me first say, most of the states are having problems just like us. So it’s not that Missouri is unique in this by no means, a lot of states are still having problems, even the ones that have Medicaid expansion are still having troubles, too,” Parson said. “We’ve got to fix what we have first before we start expanding something that’s a problem.” Also on Wednesday, Parson paid a visit to the St. Louis Missouri Veterans Home and spoke with small business leaders in the region about rising health care costs. Celeste Bott • 314-340-8119 @celestebott on Twitter cbott@post-dispatch.com

Delta Queen could begin cruising in 2020 BY LEAH THORSEN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The historic Delta Queen steamboat can sail again and is expected to make its inaugural cruise from Kimmswick in 2020. Legislation to allow the riverboat to carry overnight passengers was signed into law Tuesday by President Donald Trump. The Delta Queen was sidelined in 2008 by a federal law prohibiting overnight excursions on wooden vessels. Both U.S. senators from Missouri — Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Roy Blunt — co-sponsored a bill to allow an exemption for the boat, which requires modifications to the wooden portions of the vessel, most of which are cabins and public areas. The hull already is steel. The 285-foot-long vessel, with 88 cabins, had the exemption for roughly 40 years before losing it a decade ago. The boat’s owners had been waiting for the exemption before beginning the needed renovations, expected to cost between $10 million and $12 million. “We really couldn’t put a lot of money into her until we knew she’d have the opportunity to cruise again,” Cornel Martin, president and chief executive of Delta Queen Steamboat Co., said Wednesday. The Delta Queen Port of Call Restaurant and the corporate offices of the company opened in the fall of 2016 in the Jefferson County river town of Kimmswick. The boat has been in Houma, La., since April 2015, Martin said, and that’s where it will undergo repairs and remain until it’s ready to sail. The boat’s nearly 100-yearold boilers were designed for a World War I destroyer that ultimately wasn’t built because of the war’s ending, and were sold as surplus. They’ll be replaced with new, more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly

boilers, Martin said. Other repairs include replacing and updating generators, plumbing, the steam line, sewage system and heating and air conditioning. The paddle wheel will be stripped to its main shaft and rebuilt, Martin said, and the boat’s repairs will require Coast Guard approvals. The Delta Queen, which served as a naval ship during World War II, began service as an overnight passenger vessel in 1927. It carried passengers, cargo and automobiles between Sacramento, Calif., and San Francisco, as well as dignitaries including three U.S. presidents. The steamboat is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is classified as a national historic landmark. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, Mo., attended the bill-signing ceremony at the White House. He called the Delta Queen provision “the culmination of years of hard work and bipartisan, bicameral cooperation to preserve a piece of American history.” The riverboat company expects to begin three-, five- and seven-day cruises on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Kanawha, Arkansas and Illinois rivers in 2020. The Delta Queen is expected to visit more than 80 ports each year, including St. Louis; Cincinnati; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Minneapolis; Louisville, Ky.; and Chattanooga, Tenn. It has been estimated that returning the Delta Queen to the St. Louis area would create more than 170 area jobs. Martin said that depending on the time of year the boat was ready and on the weather, the inaugural cruise from Kimmswick would be to Cincinnati. The Associated Press and Chuck Raasch of the Post-Dispatch staff contributed to this story. Leah Thorsen • 314-340-8320 @leahthorsen on Twitter lthorsen@post-dispatch.com

City’s Port Authority expansion hits an aldermanic snag BY DAVID HUNN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • The city’s development agency, responding to pressure from a contingent of aldermen, may delay expansion of the St. Louis Port Authority for a week. But even critics say the bill in front of the Board of Aldermen — which is also proposed to help pay for a Major League Soccer stadium — still has enough votes to pass next week, before the board breaks for the holidays.

St. Louis Development Corporation chief Otis Williams said that he had proposed a bill that would give aldermen more power in the port authority expansion, in hopes it would appease a few city legislators, and perhaps turn some votes. “We’re trying to do good, here,” he said Wednesday. The effort to expand the boundaries of the port authority stalled at the board last month after questions about oversight of the economic development body.

The city has been working since at least January to expand the authority’s jurisdiction from the 19 miles of Mississippi River frontage to the entire city. The port can issue bonds, contract for services and buy real estate; it wants to be able to use those powers citywide. But the expansion gained urgency with the resuscitation of St. Louis’ soccer dreams in October. The port authority can establish Port Improvement Districts and levy up to a 1 percent sales tax per district. City

leaders have identified that tax as one part of a 3-percent stadium-only tax that will help fund the $250 million stadium proposal. Some aldermen, however, still question the need to expand the boundaries citywide and worry that they won’t have oversight of key port powers, such as eminent domain and tax abatement. One critic, 6th Ward Alderman Christine Ingrassia, said she supports the stadium tax, but thinks that such a substitute bill won’t give the board the

legal teeth to hold the port authority accountable. She also acknowledged that she doesn’t have enough support on the board to block the bill. “A lot of times at the board, we’re thinking about something we’d like today or tomorrow,” Ingrassia said. “But not what the consequences of those things would be 20 or 30 years down the road.” David Hunn • 314-340-8121 @davidhunn on Twitter dhunn@post-dispatch.com


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Woman, 64, is fatally shot at Kirkwood apartment complex BY ERIN HEFFERNAN AND DENISE HOLLINSHED st. Louis Post-dispatch

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detectives are investigating the shooting death of a 64-year-old woman at a Kirkwood apartment complex Wednesday morning. The woman was found dead in the front room of her apartment in the 1200 block of Rockridge Place about 8:30 a.m., police said. The apartment is in the Townhomes at Stonecrest complex near Interstate 44 in the city’s Meacham Park neighborhood. Police had not named the victim or released any details of the case, but family members identified her as Karen Arnold, a mother of five who was helping raise several grandchildren. “She was a true character and lived an adventurous life,” said her son Umar Lee, a former St. Louis Arnold cabdriver and writer who gained notoriety during the 2014 Ferguson protests. He also launched a brief run for St. Louis mayor. Arnold’s body was found by her boyfriend in the a pa r t m e n t We d n e sd ay morning, said Lee, who now lives in Texas. He said Arnold’s death may be connected to the killing of another family member last year in St. Louis. A r n o l d ’s g r a n d s o n Shelbyon Polk, 19, was found dead with gunshot wounds to his torso on Thanksgiving Day 2017 in the 2600 block of Burd Avenue. Kirkwood police said family members had told them that the

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The entrance to the Townhomes at Stonecrest complex in Kirkwood, where a woman was found fatally shot on Wednesday.

deaths may be related, but gave no other details of Arnold’s death. The family has seen a string of violence. Three years ago, Arnold’s son-inlaw Shelby Polk III, 35, was found fatally shot in the 1500 block of South Seventh Street. “My mother was distraught about both of those deaths,” Lee said. “She had been around a lot of violence, a lot of murder in her life.” Lee said his mother was known for many years in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood as “Miss Karen” and would open her home up to people from all walks of life, including many with criminal pasts, who needed help. “She was this middleaged white woman, but she knew the streets,” Lee said, remembering her reading a

St. Louis crime tabloid. “She could open up the Evening Whirl and know some relative of every person in there.” Arnold worked as a receptionist at Mercy Hospital South (formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center), Lee said. A member of the Riverview Gardens High School class of 1972, Arnold was a dedicated Cardinals and boxing fan— even naming her son Marvis after the son of boxer Joe Frazier, Lee said. Arnold moved to Kirkwood from St. Louis recently in an attempt to get away from crime in the city and get her grandchildren closer to the Kirkwood School District, Lee said. Kirkwood police had access to the apartment complex blocked off Wednesday afternoon. They asked anyone with information to call 314-822-

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5858 and ask for the detective bureau. Albert Spears, of St. Louis, was at the complex Wednesday afternoon, visiting his wife and niece who live there. He said his family members were looking to move out because they believe crime has become a problem at the complex. He was hopeful security cameras might have caught the killer. A sign at the entrance of Stonecrest warns that security cameras are in use at the complex. A postal worker delivering packages in the area Wednesday afternoon said she used to deliver mail to the complex but had asked for a new route because of her concerns about safety there. Erin Heffernan • 314-340-8145 @erinheff on Twitter eheffernan@post-dispatch.com

DIGEST ST. LOUIS > Schlafly CEO resigns • James Pendegraft, chief executive of The St. Louis Brewery, maker of Schlafly Beer, has left the company. Schlafly Beer hired Pendegraft in 2015, taking over from longtime leader and co-founder Dan Kopman. “We have confirmed that James Pendegraft has resigned effective upon the hiring of a successor,” Schlafly Beer officials said in a statement Wednesday. “We have already begun the search process for that position.” Before joining Schlafly, Pendegraft was vice president of sales and marketing at New York-based North American Breweries, president of Labatt USA and director of category management at InBev. Pendegraft oversaw an expansion of Schlafly’s Bottleworks brewery in Maplewood in 2016. The brewer, founded in 1989, also operates the Tap Room downtown. GRANITE CITY > Council revises rule on when bids must be sought • The City Council in Granite City approved on Tuesday night an ordinance raising the minimum cost necessary to solicit for competitive bids for public improvements to $25,000 from $20,000. Officials said the change mirrors one adopted by the Illinois Department of Transportation for similar expenses and responds to the rising cost of skilled labor, engineering services and materials. Officials said the change could also help the city stave off liability issues by not having to wait weeks for the processing of bids when emergency repairs are needed immediately. ROCK HILL > Residents urged to keep recycling bins clean • Rock Hill’s waste hauler is asking residents to clean up their act — in their recyclable bins. And if they don’t, and they repeatedly put nonrecyclables in the bins, their bin could be left at the curb and picked up by the trash truck. Linda Jones of Waste Connection told the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday that, even with China tightening its regulations on the recyclables it will buy, the company will continue to honor its contract to provide single-stream recycling to residents. But she asked city officials to continue educating residents on what should and should not be placed in their recycling bins. Food waste and water should not be dumped in recyclable bins, Jones stressed. Pizza left in the delivery box and water left in water bottles spell trouble when put in a recyclable bin. “You smash that with the compaction, it goes ‘poof’ everywhere, and it contaminates your daily load,” she said. Jones reassured the board that her company would continue to offer the recycling service in which recyclables don’t have to be separated.

LAW & ORDER WASHINGTON, MO. > Man is charged in killing of grandfather • A man fatally shot his grandfather in the chest here Wednesday morning after the two men argued, police say. Jeremiah Bair, 25, was charged in Franklin County with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of Harold Humphrey, 86, according to Bair the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Bair arrived at Humphrey’s home in the 2700 block of Newport Road in Washington about 8:30 a.m. and an argument between the two men ensued, police said. Bair shot his grandfather in the chest and called 911 to report the shooting, police said. Deputies responding to the shooting call about 8:41 a.m. found Humphrey dead in the kitchen of his home, police said. Humphrey’s wife and Bair were inside the home when officers arrived. Bair, of Washington, Mo., was being held in police custody Wednesday evening with his bail set at $250,000. ST. LOUIS > Woman accused in stabbing • A woman stabbed a man, 54, during an argument early Wednesday morning, leaving the victim in critical condition, police say. Homicide detectives were handling the case due to the severity of the victim’s injuries. The alleged attacker, 32, has been arrested, police said. The two argued in the in the 4100 block of Turner Avenue, a residential street northwest of Fairground Park. The woman stabbed the man in the chest after the argument, police said. The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he was in critical and unstable condition. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. ST. LOUIS > Patient allegedly stole ambulance from hospital • A patient left the emergency room and stole an ambulance from St. Louis University Hospital early Wednesday morning, police say. Police recovered the ambulance a short time later and arrested the patient. The man, 48, had not been identified. The man had been taken to the emergency room after someone found him lying in the street. While he was being treated at the hospital, he left about 3:20 a.m. and took an ambulance parked outside. Police recovered the ambulance near Mississippi Avenue and Lasalle Street, about a mile and a half from the hospital, said St. Louis Police Officer Michelle Woodling. The man was booked on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. No one was hurt, police say. The hospital is at Vista Avenue and South Grand Boulevard. ST. CHARLES COUNTY > Man found dead had apparently fallen from wall • A man found dead near Highway 364 early Wednesday morning apparently had fallen from a concrete wall after walking away from a vehicle crash, police say.

The victim’s name had not been released. Val Joyner, a spokeswoman for the St. Charles County Police Department, said the single-vehicle crash happened about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday near Highway 364/94 and Kisker Road. A police officer arrived to find an unoccupied white passenger vehicle that had crashed near a guardrail, Joyner said. According to police, a witness reported seeing a man walking away from the crash, down an embankment to a fence, then climbing it. The witness then saw the man jump from a concrete wall on the highway. Police searched the area and found the man dead on the pavement of South St. Peters Parkway, Joyner said. “A preliminary investigation suggests the victim accidentally fell from the top of the concrete wall to the pavement,” Joyner said in an email. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Driver dies after crashing into stopped car • A motorist died Tuesday night after hitting a car that had stopped on Interstate 170. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as Gerald W. Prante, 86, of the St. Louis area. About 7 p.m. Tuesday, Prante was driving south on I-170 in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. A southbound pickup was stopped in the roadway near Frost Avenue due to a prior accident, police say. That section of I-170 is just south of Interstate 270, in Berkeley. Prante’s vehicle hit the right side of the pickup, a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Prante was taken to Depaul Health Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police say Prante had been wearing a seat belt. The pickup driver, 33, was uninjured, police say. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Two arrested after chase • St. Peters police arrested two women after they fled a traffic stop and led police on a chase that damaged multiple cars on Wednesday evening, officials said. The chase began when officers attempted to stop a Ford Focus in the Mid Rivers Mall parking lot in St. Peters just before 5 p.m. for “careless and imprudent driving” as well as improper vehicle registration, police said. During the attempted stop, the driver of the Focus tried to strike an officer who was standing outside the vehicle, police said. The vehicle then fled the parking lot and headed eastbound on Interstate 70. Police decided to pursue for a felony assault on a law enforcement officer, officials said. Police pursued the suspects onto southbound Interstate 270 while the Focus weaved in and out of traffic and sometimes traveled on the shoulder of the road, sometimes side-swiping or narrowly missing other cars. The chase ended at Manchester Road, where a truck appeared to block the driver’s path so that police could apprehend the suspects. The two female suspects were taken into custody without incident and were taken to the St. Peters Police Department headquarters. Police said the pursuit caused multiple accidents, though they could not say whether anyone was injured.


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Two killed in crash; car’s occupants fired at police BY RACHEL RICE St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS COUNT Y • Two people were killed and two injured when a stolen car whose occupants had opened fire at St. Louis police officers crashed into a pickup on Wednesday night. “There are no officers injured,” St. Louis police Chief John Hayden said in a brief news conference at the scene of the crash at Lucas & Hunt Road and Blue Spruce Drive in north St. Louis County. The crash happened about 8:30 p.m. Hayden said police were chasing the car, a Honda Accord, north on Lucas & Hunt when it went into the southbound lanes and crashed into a pickup. Two people in the Accord were killed in the crash, and a passenger in that car and the driver of the pickup were injured. He said the injured passenger had been shot in the leg and was in critical condition. He did not give the condition of the driver of the pickup but said that he was

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A paramedic uses a sheet to cover a vehicle that was involved in a fatal wreck on Wednesday on Lucas & Hunt Road at Blue Spruce Drive in north St. Louis County.

stable. Hayden said that although officers had exchanged gunfire with the occupants of the Accord before the wreck, “apparently (those killed) died of the impact of the collision.” He said two semi-automatic pistols, an assault rifle and “a

large quantity” of capsules filled with white powder that are suspected to be narcotics were found inside the Accord. He described the occupants of the car as black men believed to be in their 20s. The chief said the incident began when officers in a special unit

patrolling the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood in an unmarked car spotted the Accord, which had been reported stolen Sunday from the Carondelet area. He said that as officers began to follow the car, someone got out and opened fire near Kennerly and Hodiamont avenues.

An officer returned fire, he said. Another exchange of gunfire took place at Wells and Hamilton avenues. Hayden said that by the time the pursuit moved to Lucas & Hunt, several officers were chasing the Accord. The crash scene is between Interstate 70 and Natural Bridge Road on the border of Northwoods and Pasadena Hills. Mary McKinney, who lives in the area, said she and her husband were returning from shopping and waiting at a red light at Natural Bridge Road and Lucas & Hunt when she saw a dark car fly past them, followed by several police cars. “We saw a black car shoot up the middle lane,” McKinney said. “I said ‘They’re going to lose control of that car, he’s going too fast.’ (The car) had a 20-second jump on the police ... It was like a movie.” Rachel Rice • 314-340-8344 @RachelDRice on Twitter rrice@post-dispatch.com

Woman is fatally shot at Kirkwood apartment complex BY ERIN HEFFERNAN AND DENISE HOLLINSHED St. Louis Post-Dispatch

KIRKWOOD • Homicide detectives are

investigating the shooting death of a 64-year-old woman at a Kirkwood apartment complex Wednesday morning. The woman was found dead in the front room of her apartment in the 1200 block of Rockridge Place about 8:30 a.m., police said. The apartment is in the Townhomes at Stonecrest complex near In- Arnold terstate 44 in the city’s Meacham Park neighborhood. Police had not named the victim or released any details of the case, but family members identified her as Karen Arnold, a mother of five who was helping raise several grandchildren. “She was a true character and lived an adventurous life,” said her son Umar Lee, a former St. Louis cabdriver and writer who gained notoriety during the 2014 Ferguson protests. He also launched a brief run for St. Louis mayor.

Arnold’s body was found by her boyfriend in the apartment Wednesday morning, said Lee, who now lives in Texas. He said Arnold’s death may be connected to the killing of another family member last year in St. Louis. Arnold’s grandson Shelbyon Polk, 19, was found dead with gunshot wounds to his torso on Thanksgiving Day 2017 in the 2600 block of Burd Avenue. Kirkwood police said family members had told them that the deaths may be related, but gave no other details of Arnold’s death. The family has seen a string of violence. Three years ago, Arnold’s son-in-law Shelby Polk III, 35, was found fatally shot in the 1500 block of South Seventh Street. “My mother was distraught about both of those deaths,” Lee said. “She had been around a lot of violence, a lot of murder in her life.” Lee said his mother was known for many years in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood as “Miss Karen” and would open her home up to people from all walks of life, including many with criminal pasts, who needed help. “She was this middle-aged white

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woman, but she knew the streets,” Lee said, remembering her reading a St. Louis crime tabloid. “She could open up the Evening Whirl and know some relative of every person in there.” Arnold worked as a receptionist at Mercy Hospital South (formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center), Lee said. A member of the Riverview Gardens High School class of 1972, Arnold was a dedicated Cardinals and boxing fan— even naming her son Marvis after the son of boxer Joe Frazier, Lee said. Arnold moved to Kirkwood from St. Louis recently in an attempt to get away from crime in the city and get her grandchildren closer to the Kirkwood School District, Lee said. Kirkwood police had access to the apartment complex blocked off Wednesday afternoon. They asked anyone with information to

call 314-822-5858 and ask for the detective bureau. Albert Spears, of St. Louis, was at the complex Wednesday afternoon, visiting his wife and niece who live there. He said his family members were looking to move out because they believe crime has become a problem at the complex. He was hopeful security cameras might have caught the killer. A sign at the entrance of Stonecrest warns that security cameras are in use at the complex. A postal worker delivering packages in the area Wednesday afternoon said she used to deliver mail to the complex but had asked for a new route because of her concerns about safety there. Erin Heffernan • 314-340-8145 @erinheff on Twitter eheffernan@post-dispatch.com

LAW & ORDER WASHINGTON, MO. > Man is charged in killing of grandfather • A man fatally shot his grandfather in the chest here Wednesday morning after the two men argued, police say. Jeremiah Bair, 25, was charged in Franklin County with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of Harold Humphrey, 86, according to Bair the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Bair arrived at Humphrey’s home in the 2700 block of Newport Road in Washington about 8:30 a.m. and an argument between the two men ensued, police said. Bair shot his grandfather in the chest and called 911 to report the shooting, police said. Deputies responding to the shooting call about 8:41 a.m. found Humphrey dead in the kitchen of his home, police said. Humphrey’s wife and Bair were inside the home when officers arrived. Bair, of Washington, Mo., was being held in police custody Wednesday evening with his bail set at $250,000. ST. LOUIS > Woman accused in stabbing • A woman stabbed a man, 54, during an argument early Wednesday morning, leaving the victim in critical condition, police say. Homicide detectives were handling the case due to the severity of the victim’s injuries. The alleged attacker, 32, has been arrested, police said. The two argued in the in the 4100 block of Turner Avenue, a residential street northwest of Fairground Park. The woman stabbed the man in the chest after the argument, police said. The victim was rushed to a hospital, where he was in critical and unstable condition. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. ST. LOUIS > Patient allegedly stole ambulance from hospital • A patient left the emergency room and stole an ambulance from St. Louis University Hospital early Wednesday morning, police say. Police recovered the ambulance a short time later and arrested the patient. The man, 48, had not been identified. The man had been taken to the emergency room after someone found him lying in the street. While he was being treated at the hospital, he left about 3:20 a.m. and took an ambulance parked outside. Police recovered the ambulance near Mississippi Avenue and Lasalle Street, about a mile and a half from the hospital, said St. Louis Police Officer Michelle Woodling. The man was booked on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. No one was hurt, police say. The hospital is at Vista Avenue and South Grand Boulevard. ST. CHARLES COUNTY > Man found dead had apparently fallen from wall • A man found dead near Highway 364 early Wednesday morning apparently had fallen from a concrete wall after walking away from a vehicle crash, police say.

The victim’s name had not been released. Val Joyner, a spokeswoman for the St. Charles County Police Department, said the single-vehicle crash happened about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday near Highway 364/94 and Kisker Road. A police officer arrived to find an unoccupied white passenger vehicle that had crashed near a guardrail, Joyner said. According to police, a witness reported seeing a man walking away from the crash, down an embankment to a fence, then climbing it. The witness then saw the man jump from a concrete wall on the highway. Police searched the area and found the man dead on the pavement of South St. Peters Parkway, Joyner said. “A preliminary investigation suggests the victim accidentally fell from the top of the concrete wall to the pavement,” Joyner said in an email. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Driver dies after crashing into stopped car • A motorist died Tuesday night after hitting a car that had stopped on Interstate 170. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as Gerald W. Prante, 86, of the St. Louis area. About 7 p.m. Tuesday, Prante was driving south on I-170 in a 2008 Chevrolet Impala. A southbound pickup was stopped in the roadway near Frost Avenue due to a prior accident, police say. That section of I-170 is just south of Interstate 270, in Berkeley. Prante’s vehicle hit the right side of the pickup, a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Prante was taken to Depaul Health Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police say Prante had been wearing a seat belt. The pickup driver, 33, was uninjured, police say. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Two arrested after chase • St. Peters police arrested two women after they fled a traffic stop and led police on a chase that damaged multiple cars on Wednesday evening, officials said. The chase began when officers attempted to stop a Ford Focus in the Mid Rivers Mall parking lot in St. Peters just before 5 p.m. for “careless and imprudent driving” as well as improper vehicle registration, police said. During the attempted stop, the driver of the Focus tried to strike an officer who was standing outside the vehicle, police said. The vehicle then fled the parking lot and headed eastbound on Interstate 70. Police decided to pursue for a felony assault on a law enforcement officer, officials said. Police pursued the suspects onto southbound Interstate 270 while the Focus weaved in and out of traffic and sometimes traveled on the shoulder of the road, sometimes side-swiping or narrowly missing other cars. The chase ended at Manchester Road, where a truck appeared to block the driver’s path so that police could apprehend the suspects. The two female suspects were taken into custody without incident and were taken to the St. Peters Police Department headquarters. Police said the pursuit caused multiple accidents, though they could not say whether anyone was injured.


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Cardinals deal for MVP-caliber slugger Goldschmidt from Arizona

McCulloch does not explain decision to avoid two judges JUDGES • FROM A1

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Goldschmidt from Arizona in a fourplayer trade finalized Wednesday afternoon. Goldschmidt, 31, will anchor the infield as a Gold Glove-winning first baseman and add the desired namebrand fear factor to the Cardinals’ lineup as a perennial MVP candidate. Goldschmidt, who will be introduced and presented with a Cardinals’ jersey in St. Louis on Friday, brings the best credentials to first base of any player the Cardinals have had there since Albert Pujols left for California after the 2011 World Series championship. To complete the deal, the Cardinals sent pitcher Luke Weaver, a former first-round pick; rookie Carson Kelly, one of the top catching prospects in baseball; and Class AA infielder Andy Young to the Diamondbacks, along with a compensation draft pick in 2019. “While I will miss my brother Luke Weaver and my good friend Carson Kelly, I know who we are getting in this trade is a total game-changing type of player,” pitcher Adam Wainwright said. “Goldy is one of the best players our game has to offer and a great person. He brings so much to the table that will help our team.” Goldschmidt has one year remaining on his contract and can be a free agent 12 months from now. The Cardinals did not request an opportunity from Arizona to talk to him about an extension, a source confirmed, as they preferred to use the coming season to allow both sides to get to know each other. The team will sell Goldschmidt on the city as it also considers a commitment to him into his late 30s and determines if he’s a long-term fit. Cardinals ownership has stressed this winter that it preferred to acquire a strong hitter for the middle of the order via trade and to try later to negotiate a long-term deal as the Cardinals did with Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds and Matt Holliday, but not Jason Heyward. Goldschmidt’s acquisition intensifies the importance of 2019 for the Cardinals, who will have Marcell Ozuna, Michael Wacha and Miles Mikolas all potential free agents by November. There is a team option for 2020 on Matt Carpenter’s contract, leaving the team with plenty of flexibility after the coming season and possibly numerous holes to fill this time next year. Discussions began with Arizona a month ago at the general managers’ meetings, and the Cardinals entered this week intent on accelerating negotiations before next week’s winter meetings in Las Vegas, sources said. Having Goldschmidt in place with his $14.5 million salary for the season now gives the Cardinals payroll elasticity and a chance to pursue an elite (and pricey) lefthanded reliever for the bullpen. The team has had discussions with the agent for Zach Britton, who has closing experience, and they have explored the cost of Andrew Miller, a lights-out lefty who has shined in Oc-

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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt hits a two-run home run on Aug. 31 during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

tober. They will also seek a lefthandedhitting utility player for the bench. The trade of Kelly leaves them in need of a backup catcher and could lead to a reunion with Francisco Pena. The arrival of Goldschmidt shifts the Cardinals to the periphery of the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, watching as that market develops. Harper is seeking a record contract that could be in excess of $330 million. The Cardinals would have to make subsequent moves to create an opening for Harper, something they had discussed before securing Goldschmidt. The 6-foot-3 Goldschmidt is widely lauded in the game as one of the finest all-around players at first base and, as several players texted to the PostDispatch on Wednesday, a first-class teammate. “He’s truly a humble superstar,” said former Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso, who played this past season in Arizona beside Goldschmidt. “The guy does everything well on the baseball field. As good of a player as I’ve played with. Even better person off the field.” Goldschmidt finished sixth in the voting for the National League MVP award this past season and won his second consecutive Silver Slugger at the same position Joey Votto, Carpenter and Anthony Rizzo played. He has had a top-three finish in MVP voting three times in the past six seasons, and he was twice the runner-up for the award. The righthanded-hitting AllStar has four consecutive seasons of at least 24 home runs and at least 80 RBIs. His career OPS is .930, and in the past six seasons he’d only once had an OPS lower than .900. It was .899 in 2016. He has four Silver Slugger Awards and three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, and he is the only player in the National

League to be an All-Star in each of the past six seasons. Since 2013, Goldschmidt’s .947 OPS ranks second in the majors behind only Mike Trout’s 1.000. His .541 slugging percentage since 2013 is the highest of any National League player. And, he romps in National League Central ballparks with a .578 slugging percentage and a 1.011 OPS in 22 games at Wrigley Field and a 1.307 OPS in 23 games at Milwaukee’s Miller Park. With the exception of Kelly, earmarked to be Yadier Molina’s backup, the Cardinals completed the deal without taking from their planned 2019 roster. Weaver would have helped the bullpen or started the year as insurance for the rotation at Class AAA Memphis. Young, 24, reached Class AA this past season with a .289 average and 21 homers overall. For the past several winters, the Cardinals have sought an intimidating presence for the middle of their order, and a year ago they acquired Ozuna to be that beast at cleanup. Shoulder issues contributed to his sluggish season and sent the Cardinals shopping again. Goldschmidt represents the “allaround upgrade” the Cardinals desired and a face of the franchise that Arizona had to stomach trading. Stewart’s time as GM ended a few years ago, and the Diamondbacks’ fade in the standings this past season prompted the team to cut payroll and look toward the future. That gave the Cardinals daylight for a transformative deal. “I couldn’t be happier about the trade,” said Carpenter, who will shift to third base. “When you get a player of Paul’s caliber it instantly makes everyone around him better.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

Rams to pay $24 million to ‘St. Louis’ PSL holders RAMS • FROM A1

The Rams also agreed to pay up to $7.4 million in attorney’s fees and expenses — a figure that will be paid separately from the $24 million. Rams executive Kevin Demoff did not respond to a text message seeking comment. It could take six months or more before eligible PSL holders receive any money, which will come in the form of checks sent directly by the Rams. The process to submit a claim for an award can’t begin until the court grants preliminary approval, which is expected in six to eight weeks. “This is the first step in the process,” said A.J. Bruning, an attorney for one of the firms representing PSL holders. “If the court (gives) preliminary approval of this settlement, a website will be put up that people can go to and they can make a claim. And that will happen 10 days after the preliminary approval settlement and stay open for 180 days.” Once preliminary approval occurs, the Rams will mail or email notifications to every PSL holder listed in their database. But that database is incomplete and those who think they might be in line for an award are asked to check the website once it becomes active. “There’s no downside to making a claim,” said Fernando Bermudez, an attorney from another firm representing PSL holders. Even PSL holders who quit buying tickets without transferring their PSLs could be entitled to an award if they did not receive a cancellation notice from the Rams. Personal seat licenses were a onetime fee that gave the buyer the right to buy season tickets to Rams games in St. Louis. (The actual cost of the ticket was extra.) The original PSLs were good for 30 years, or the length of the original stadium lease in St. Louis. The Rams left for Los Angeles after only 21 seasons. The settlement awards PSL holders the equivalent of nine years’ worth of their PSL purchase price, which equates to 30 percent of its original value.

SETTLEMENT DETAILS TERMS • Rams agree to pay up to $24 million to PSL holders in St. Louis. • Rams agree to pay up to $7.4 million in attorney’s fees and expenses. TIMELINE • Process for receiving refunds will not begin until judge grants preliminary approval, which is expected to take place in six to eight weeks. • Eligible PSL holders won’t receive checks from Rams for about six months.

Depending on the value of the PSL purchased, the settlement could bring an award as low as $75 or up to several thousand dollars per person. “This is an important day for St. Louis and for the Rams fans, the loyal fans who originally bought the PSLs,” said Ryan Bruning, A.J.’s brother and part of the Bruning Law firm. “When we filed this lawsuit, we were seeking reimbursement for those nine years that they lost of NFL football in St. Louis. And that’s exactly what we got.” There were six tiers of PSL prices for season ticket holders when the Rams moved to St. Louis – the higher the price, the better the seat location in what is now called the Dome at America’s Center. Those pricing tiers were $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $3,000 and $4,500. So if you bought one ticket at the $250 PSL level, your award is 30 percent of that PSL, or $75. If you bought two $250 PSLs, your award is $150. And so on. At the other end of the spectrum, let’s say you bought six tickets at the $4,500 PSL level. That would mean you originally paid $27,000 in PSLs fees (6 times $4,500), so your award would be 30 percent of $27,000 – or $8,100. “This is a good deal for PSL holders,” Bermudez said. “Of course, we would have wanted more. Of course the Rams would have wanted less. But with the help of a former Missouri Supreme Court judge (Ray Price), we came to a figure that is reasonable and that everyone could live with.”

Price served as mediator in the case, which had been in settlement discussions since the summer. There were actually two classes in the class action. Bruning’s firm was involved in what was called the “FANS class” — representing original PSL holders who bought season tickets from the FANS Inc. civic group when the team moved to St. Louis. Bermudez’s firm was involved in what’s called the “Rams class” — representing PSL owners who bought their PSLs after March 31, 1996, when the Rams took over the PSL process. The “Rams class” also includes original PSL holders who later transferred their PSLs, or upgraded to a higher-priced PSL. Because the wording in the FANs and Rams PSLs were different, the legal arguments were different in each class and the attorneys for each class basically worked separately until near the end of the process. Nonetheless, the award money is the same for both classes. Three separate lawsuits were filed on behalf of PSL holders against the Rams within weeks of the relocation vote by the NFL. The three suits subsequently were consolidated into one: McAllister v. St. Louis Rams. Ron McAllister, a PSL holder from Eureka, was one of the original plaintiffs. For years, McAllister tailgated with Ryan and A.J. Bruning and their father Tony Bruning – also an attorney with the family firm. McAllister attended 169 of the 172 Rams regular-season and playoff home games in St. Louis, and has the ticket stubs to prove it. “From a personal level, I was hurt, disappointed, mad that the Rams were leaving town and leaving us high and dry,” McAllister said. “But from a consumer standpoint, I paid for a ($1,000) personal seat license. “I was told I was gonna get a product, that I paid good money for, for 30 years. And after Year 21, the team decides to leave on their own. ... So I contacted these guys and I said, ‘I want my money back. I want a refund. I did not get what I paid for.’”

day afternoon email, obtained by the Post-Dispatch. “If a Change of Judge in any previously filed case in those divisions is still timely, file it. Thanks McC” McCulloch did not elaborate in his email on the reasons behind Kerr the order, and declined to give reasons in an interview Tuesday other than to say it was the result of “an accumulation of things over a period of time.” He said that although defense lawyers ask for changes of judges “routinely,” he has made such a decision only McLaughlin one other time in his nearly 28year career as the county’s elected prosecutor. “There comes a time in every attorney’s life where they make the decision that clients would be better served in front of a different judge, and that’s where I am on those two divisions,” he said. “Our victims are better served being in front of other judges. No single case triggered anything.” Christine Bertelson, a spokeswoman for the judges, responded in an email: “Prosecutors and judges have a responsibility to weigh the mitigating and aggravating facts about each case and defendant, and there are times when they will not agree.” She cited a Missouri Supreme Court rule that gives any party or attorney the right to request a different judge without giving a reason. “For his 26 remaining days in office, Mr. McCulloch is entitled to exercise that right,” Bertelson said. McCulloch sent his email on the heels of recent high-profile sentencings by both judges that have rankled prosecutors, victims, their supporters and the public. Kerr, in division 14, is the judge who sentenced last week Scott A. Bailey, a St. Louis County lawyer, to 60 days in jail and probation in the 2016 street-racing crash that killed Kathleen Koutroubis, 73. Her family asked for the maxi- Bailey mum sentence of four years in prison; her son said after the hearing that 60 days in jail was too lenient. Watkins McLaughlin, in division 21, sentenced last month former University City day care teacher Carmen Hunter after a jury found her guilty of molesting a 4-year-old boy more than a decade ago. Hunter The judge gave Hunter up to six years in prison but placed her into Missouri’s 120-day sex offender assessment program, which gives the judge the authority to release her depending on an evaluation by the Department of Corrections. The prosecutor on the case, Melissa Price Smith, was furious with the sentence and voiced her displeasure at the sentencing hearing. Last week, Watkins McLaughlin gave Jennifer Stege, 29, of Pacific, a 90-day, in-custody drug treatment program and probation. Stege, a former certified nursing assistant, admitted forcing her way into the South County home of a couple in their Stege late 70s whom she had previously cared for, and taking prescription painkillers that belonged to one of the victims, a paraplegic. McCulloch has less than a month left in his seventh and final term. He will be replaced by Wesley Bell, a former Ferguson councilman who defeated McCulloch in the August Democratic primary. Prosecutors and defense lawyers have up to 10 days to file such a motion after a case has been assigned to a judge. McCulloch’s move is not unprecedented. In 2004, then-St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce sought to remove then-Circuit Judge Evelyn Baker from more than 150 cases because Joyce thought Baker was too lenient. Baker called Joyce’s move “a joke” and “a disservice to taxpayers” that bogged down the court system. That wasn’t Baker’s first tangle with a prosecutor. In 1989, then-St. Louis Circuit Attorney George Peach vowed to disqualify Baker for the remaining three years of his term. Baker had tossed nine felony convictions returned by a jury, concluding there was insufficient evidence. “It’s always a surprise when a prosecutor does it,” said defense lawyer Eric Selig, because it could suggest other political motivations at play. Though requesting a new judge may be more common among the defense bar, lawyers on either side of criminal cases typically do it only after thoughtful consideration, legal observers say. Defense lawyers sometimes request a transfer when they know their assigned judge has a reputation for giving stiffer sentences for certain crimes. “You have to think about the consequences for other cases,” said John Ammann, a law professor at St. Louis University. “Lawyers do it very cautiously just because of the ramifications it might have down the road and your reputation with the judges.” Because McCulloch is stepping down at the end of the month, it’s probable he’s “not too worried about repercussions, so he probably feels more free to do it now,” Ammann said. Defense lawyer Terry Niehoff said McCulloch was probably doing this because “he may not like that judges don’t do what he wants them to.” McCulloch’s mandate, he said, is “just a pissed-off reaction, and it’s not going to affect a lot of cases,” Niehoff said. “I just think it’s kind of silly and pointless at this point in his reign.” Bell could undo McCulloch’s policy when he takes office Jan. 2. “I have known and worked with Judge Kristine Kerr for close to 20 years,” Bell said in a prepared statement provided by his campaign manager Josi Nielsen. “I have an enormous amount of respect for her as well as Judge Nancy (Watkins) McLaughlin. I look forward to working with both in January.” Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com


GEORGE BUSH • 1924 — 2018

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LETTER FROM WASHINGTON

Memories of Bush bring a yearning for civility and decency CHUCK RAASCH St. Louis Post-Dispatch

WASHINGTON • The plainly emotional

funeral for the late President George Herbert Walker Bush exposed a yearning in the American spirit right now, that for a plain and simple decency. In the hashtag shorthand of the age, call it “#MakeAmericaDecentAgain.” The yearning was in every speech and sermon. It was in every image and commentary. It was palpable and present in the front row of the Washington National Cathedral, where the current president and first lady, and past presidents and first ladies, all sat in a row. Talking heads read volumes into their body language, gestures, facial expressions. What was Barack Obama thinking, sitting there as a buffer between Donald Trump and the Clintons? What was President Trump thinking when speaker after speaker went on about the decency, devotion, and sacrifice of this late president? Some now lauding Bush’s courage as an 18-year-old volunteer heading into the scary unknown of the battle skies of World War II were the same who laughed at jokes about Bush having to put his manhood into a blind trust to fly second seat as Ronald Reagan’s vice president. But this was not a follow-up act to John McCain’s funeral, when that war hero’s daughter Meghan eulogized him in a way that many took as a direct slap at Trump, who had feuded with the late senator and made that war hero the target of his online invective. There weren’t as many obvious references to Trump in the Bush funeral Wednesday, even though this president has had a frosty relationship with the Bush family since Trump attacked “low-energy” Jeb Bush during the 2016 Republican primaries. Perhaps the closest reference to Trump came in historian and Bush biographer Jon Meacham’s line: “His life code was: Tell the truth. Don’t blame people. Be strong. Do your best. Try hard. Forgive. Stay the course. And that was, and is, the most American of creeds.” But that line could have been uttered, with equal sincerity, if Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton had been elected president in 2016. The simple ceremony pushed some who had literally gone to war with this late president to tears. There were stories from former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson about weekend invites to help a friend through a rough

patch; of former Secretary of State James Baker, as tough on the public stage as anyone in his generation, gently rubbing his former boss’s feet as Bush was fading into death; of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney reminiscing of a “distinguished, resolute and brave” friend on the world stage. “He looked for the good in each person, and he usually found it,” the son, former President George W. Bush, said in his eulogy. Like his father often did, he steeled his emotions to avoid crying, but then broke into full-bodied sobs by the end of the eulogy. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin, who first went to work for Bush as his 1992 campaign director in Missouri, was also brought to tears while sitting with Republican and Democratic colleagues. “What struck me about George Herbert Walker Bush was he believed that public service was not just noble, but was necessary,” she said. Wagner said her section was a bipartisan sea of heads “bobbing up and down” in agreement with the calls for civility, loyalty and sacrifice. “I know I yearn for it. I aspire to that,” Wagner said. “You have heard me say many times that it is my duty as a leader and public servant to call people to their highest and best, not to the lowest and least. So when we are having a funeral and the tributes to a man who coined the phrase, ‘a kinder gentler nation’ — wow, yeah, there is a yearning.” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who also attended the memorial service, told KMOX Radio’s Mark Reardon afterwards that Bush “clearly ... was loved by the country in so many ways, and by his family in a public way as few people ever are. “What a great life,” Blunt said. “It was a great service reminding us of the importance of public service and the importance of being dedicated to that.” Some have called this the passing of an age, as the World War II generation’s lights fade and public life has become meaner, more tribal. But the Rev. Russell Levenson, rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, sermonized that it does not have to be. “Perhaps it’s an invitation to fill the hole that has been left behind,” he said. Indeed, there is one servant from that Greatest Generation who also sat on the row with the Trumps, Clintons, and Obamas. Jimmy Carter, who has devoted almost 40 years of a post-presidential life to building homes, one nail at a time, sat and listened, and sang along with the hymns. Chuck Raasch • 202-298-6880 @craasch on Twitter craasch@post-dispatch.com

Gaffes and laughs: Humorous recollections of Bush are shared BY DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press

WASHINGTON • Memories of George Bush’s sense of humor drew laughter and brought smiles to the sorrowful service for America’s 41st president. Presidential historian Jon Meacham recounted how comedian Dana Carvey once said that the key to doing his impersonation of Bush was to mimic “Mr. Rogers trying to be John Wayne.” That prompted chuckles that rang from the vaulted arches inside the Washington National Cathedral. Meacham said that while campaigning and asking for votes in New Hampshire, Bush mistakenly grabbed the hand of a department store mannequin. “When he realized his mistake, he said, ‘Never know. Gotta ask.’” The former president, who died Friday at age 94, often found his tongue twisted and routinely uttered funny one-liners.

Looking ahead to the 1988 election, Bush once said: “It’s no exaggeration to say that the undecideds could go one way or the other.” And Meacham said that late in his presidency, Bush’s tongue ran amok when he said: “We are enjoying sluggish times, but we’re not enjoying them very much.” The former president’s eldest son, former President George W. Bush, got in on the act, telling the packed cathedral Wednesday that his father was no Fred Astaire on the dance floor and couldn’t stomach vegetables, especially broccoli. While president, the elder Bush famously declared his dislike of broccoli. George W. Bush said his father also shared jokes via email with his circle of friends. “His grading system for the quality of the joke was classic George Bush: The rare sevens and eights were considered huge winners, most of them off-color,” the

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‘America’s last great soldier-statesman’ BUSH • FROM A1

died of leukemia at age 3. His plane, which often serves as Air Force One, arrived at Ellington Field outside Houston in late afternoon. As a motorcade subsequently carried Bush’s remains to the family church, St. Martin’s Episcopal, along a closed interstate, hundreds of people in stopped cars on the other side of the road took pictures and shot cellphone video. One driver of a tanker truck climbed atop the hulking vehicle for a better view, and at least 15 firefighters scaled a pair of stopped firetrucks to salute. Upon its arrival at the church, Bush’s casket was met by a military band and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat. The national funeral service at the cathedral was a tribute to a president, a patriarch and a faded political era that prized military service and public responsibility. It was laced with indirect comparisons to President Donald Trump but was not consumed by them, as speakers focused on Bush’s public life and character — with plenty of cracks about his goofy side, too. Trump sat with his wife, a trio of ex-presidents and their wives — several of the group sharp critics of his presidency and one of them, Hillary Clinton, his 2016 Democratic foe. Apart from courteous nods and some handshakes, there was little interaction between Trump and the others. George W. Bush broke down briefly at the end of his eulogy while invoking the daughter his parents lost in 1953 and his mother, who died in April. He said he took comfort in knowing that “Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom’s hand again.” The family occupied the White House for a dozen years — the 41st president defeated after one term, the 43rd serving two. Jeb Bush stepped up to try to extend that run but fell short when Trump won the 2016 Republican primaries. The elder Bush was “America’s last great soldier-statesman,” historian Jon Meacham said in his eulogy, “our shield” in dangerous times. “An imperfect man, he left us a more perfect union,” he said. But Meacham took a lighter tone, too, recalling many of Bush’s humorous moments. That would not be a surprise to Bush. Meacham had read his eulogy to him, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said, and Bush responded to it with the crack: “That’s a lot about me, Jon.” The congregation at the cathedral, filled with foreign leaders and diplomats, Americans of high office and others touched by Bush’s life, rose for the arrival of the casket, accompanied by clergy of faiths from around the world. In their row together, Trump and former Presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton stood with their spouses and all placed their hands over their hearts. Former Rep. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., regaled the congregation with stories from his years as Bush’s friend in Washington. More seriously, he recalled that when he went through a rough patch in the political game, Bush conspicuously stood by him against the advice of aides. “You would have wanted him on your side,” he said.

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Former President George W. Bush fights back tears during the service for his father, former President George Bush, at the National Cathedral on Wednesday in Washington. Bush will be remembered in Texas on Thursday before his burial there.

The flag-draped casket of former President George Bush is carried by a military honor guard at the National Cathedral. Leaders and dignitaries from around the world attended the service.

The hearse carrying the casket of former President George Bush passes by the White House on its way to the National Cathedral.

Meacham praised Bush’s call to volunteerism, placing his “thousand points of light” alongside Abraham Lincoln’s call to honor “the better angels of our nature” in the American rhetorical canon. Meacham called

those lines “companion verses in America’s national hymn.” Trump had mocked the “thousand points of light” last summer at a rally, saying, “What the hell is that? Has anyone ever figured that one out? And it was put out

by a Republican, wasn’t it?” Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney praised Bush as a strong world leader who helped oversee the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union and helped bring about the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, signed into law by his successor, Clinton. With Trump, a bitter NAFTA critic, seated in the front row, Mulroney hailed the “largest and richest free trade area in the history of the world.” The three countries have agreed on a revised trade agreement pushed by Trump. Earlier, a military band played “Hail to the Chief” as Bush’s casket was carried down the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where he had lain in state. Family members looked on as servicemen fired off a cannon salute. His hearse was then driven in a motorcade to the cathedral ceremony, slowing in front of the White House, the route lined

with people much of the way, bundled in winter hats and taking photos. Waiting for his arrival inside, Trump shook hands with Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, who greeted him by saying “Good morning.” Trump did not shake hands with Bill and Hillary Clinton, who looked straight ahead. Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama smiled and chatted as music played. Carter was seated next to Hillary Clinton in the cavernous cathedral. Obama cracked up laughing at someone’s quip. Vice President Mike Pence shook Carter’s hand. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the day marked “a celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life.” Bush’s death makes Carter, also 94 but more than 100 days younger, the oldest living expresident. After the cathedral service, the hearse and its long motorcade drove to the National Mall to pass by the World War II Memorial, a nod to the late president’s service as a World War II Navy pilot, then transferred his remains at Joint Base Andrews for the flight home to Texas with members of his family. Bush is set to lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church before boarding a special funeral train to be carried to his burial Thursday. On Tuesday, soldiers, people in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the Capitol Rotunda to view Bush’s casket and honor a president whose legacy included a landmark law affirming the rights of the disabled. Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, a fellow Republican and compatriot in war, peace and political struggle, steadied himself out of his wheelchair and saluted his old friend and one-time rival. Trump ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

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Loud and clear Missourians have spoken on labor rights. Legislators must respect the vote.

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under them. It wasn’t a risky prediction; ell, that didn’t take long. the Legislature has done it before on issues Less than four months after Missouri voters overwhelm- ranging from campaign contributions to concealed weapons to casino taxes to ingly rejected legislative puppy mills. attempts to undermine collective bargain“Now that we know what the people ing under the misnomer “right to work,” a state lawmaker has filed a bill to effectively of Missouri actually do want” on right to work, we asked,“will Republican legislaoverrule that vote by legislation. tors respect that?” The Legislature has a long, sorry hisFrom at least one of them, the answer tory of this kind of contempt for the will today is, no. As the Post-Dispatch’s Jack of the people. Legislative leaders should Suntrup reports, state Sen.-elect Eric Burforcefully scuttle this proposal and send a lison, R-Springfield, has filed legislation strong message that labor rights, as well as attempting to revive the right-to-work law democracy, are still in force in Missouri. that the voters so overwhelmingly rejected Last year, then-Gov. Eric Greitens and his fellow Republicans who control the Legislature pushed through a right-to-work law, fulfilling a long-promised GOP goal here and nationally, despite strong indications the Missouri public didn’t want it. The law effectively undermined collective bargaining by allowing employees at union shops to opt out of union dues or related fees. It was presented as SID HASTINGS freedom of choice Chet Bogus and Jane Busby dance in celebration as results are for workers, but announced during a post-election gathering of union members also as a proinvolved in the Vote No on Prop A campaign on Aug. 7. business measure. in August. It was really about breaking unions so It’s unclear whether the legislation will employers could pay workers less and go anywhere, but the gall it takes to even erode other advances achieved through file it should prompt strong pushback collective bargaining over the years. from the legislative leaders of Burlison’s In response, labor forces collected more own party. Voters have spoken as clearly as than 300,000 signatures to put the new possible on this issue — and on the related law before the voters in August. The meaissue of a state minimum wage increase, sure, Proposition A, was an up-or-down which Missourians approved on Nov. 6 by vote on what the Legislature had done. a similarly massive margin. The vote against right-to-work prevailed Missouri these days is clearly a “red” by a roughly 2-to-1 margin — this in a solstate when candidates are on the ballot. idly Republican state — indicating strong But the voters this year have said twice bipartisan support for keeping bargaining — and loudly — that Missouri is still a rights in place. strongly pro-labor state, too. It’s time In an editorial after the vote, this for the state’s political leaders, regardless newspaper all-but predicted that some of party, to accept that and give up this right-to-work lawmakers would attempt union-busting campaign. to legislate the voters’ decision out from

The crickets of December For once, a voter-fraud scheme may be real. So why has the GOP gone silent?

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fter years of falsely crying “voter The Washington Post that a woman who appeared at her door asking to collect the fraud” in transparent attempts voter’s unfinished ballot helpfully offered to suppress Democratic votes, to “fill it out herself.” President Donald Trump and Harris ultimately won 61 percent of other Republican leaders are oddly silent absentee ballots in a county where regisabout a potentially genuine case of fraud tered Republicans account for only 19 perunfolding in a North Carolina congrescent of ballots submitted. Massive numsional race. bers of mail-in ballots weren’t returned Election officials are investigating at all; those missing ballots were heavily whether campaign workers for a Repubconcentrated among African-American or lican candidate may have intercepted and Native American voters, who tend to vote altered or destroyed mail-in ballots. There Democratic. are witnesses to alleged ballot mishanThe GOP has long justified photo ID dling; some subsequent ballot results are laws and other voter-suppression efforts bizarre. with the specter of individuals supposThe GOP has the opportunity here to edly attempting to vote in person under demonstrate that its frequent sounding of someone else’s name, which would be an the alarm on ballot integrity issues isn’t incredibly inefficient just the cynical partisan One voter told The way to try to throw an strategy it has always election. Maybe that’s appeared to be. So far, Washington Post why all indications are though, no such demonthat a woman who that this form of fraud stration is being offered. appeared at her door never really happens. After the Nov. 6 elecOn the other hand, tion for North Carolina’s asking to collect the we know from cases 9th Congressional Disvoter’s unfinished here in St. Louis trict, Republican Mark ballot helpfully and elsewhere that Harris appeared to defeat Democrat Dan McCready offered to “fill it out organized schemes by campaigns to systemby 905 votes, or less than herself.” atically manipulate half a percentage point. mail-in ballots actually But the bipartisan do happen — and there are strong indicaNorth Carolina State Board of Elections tions it’s just happened in North Carolina. last Friday said it wouldn’t certify the Yet Republicans there are demanding results until it addresses some glaring immediate certification of these questionissues. These include reports of Harris able results. campaign workers going door to door to And from Trump and other GOP leadcollect mail-in ballots from confused voters? Crickets. ers, followed by strangely high vote totals North Carolina election officials are for the Republican on mail-in ballots from right to not certify the results until a full Democratic areas. investigation is conducted. If a new elecVoters have told reporters and investion is necessary, so be it. As for Repubtigators that people connected to the licans who have tried to use bogus fears Harris campaign came to their homes and of voter fraud to tamp down votes: Their asked for their mail-in ballots, ostensibly silence now, when faced with what is very offering to mail them on the residents’ possibly the real thing, speaks volumes. behalf — which is illegal. One voter told

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Editorial offers back-handed compliments to Bush I waited to see what slant the Post-Dispatch’s editorial page would give to the passing of President George H.W. Bush. Not surprisingly, the Post-Dispatch ran true to form with an editorial (Dec. 4) replete with back-handed compliments to America’s 41st president. The editorial said of his 1988 campaign, “Many observers say it gave birth to the mean-spirited tactics dominating today’s political landscape.” More accurately, these mean-spirited political tactics began with Sen. Ted Kennedy’s scurrilous character assassination of Judge Robert Bork. As I read the reference to Bush’s “wealthy St. Louis forebears,” I chuckled when thinking how Bill and Hillary Clinton have used their high-profile positions to amass a personal fortune. And the statement that “Bush’s thousand points of light ... should eternally guide our path toward a return to civility” was Bush little more than a cheap swipe at Donald Trump. The Post-Dispatch editorial page will never change nor cease to be a champion of the Democratic Party. As for President George H.W. Bush, he was a good, decent man and a proven, capable leader. John Leland • O’Fallon, Ill.

Bush missed opportunity to promote peace Since the death of George H.W. Bush, the pundits have all been praising him for the way he handled the end of the Cold War. The collapse of the Soviet Union offered a tremendous opportunity for world peace. We could have disbanded the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as the Warsaw Pact had been. We could have cut our defense budget and brought troops home. We could have focused more of our resources on health care, education, infrastructure and poverty. Instead Bush expanded NATO, invaded Panama, went to war with Iraq, sent troops into Somalia, and “cured” us of Vietnam syndrome. Today we have troops stationed all over the world, our defense budget is as bloated ever, and tension has been restored with our old Cold War enemy. Mark Clarke • St. Louis County

Back in 1992, Bush was the last good presidential candidate George H.W. Bush was the last presidential candidate for whom I was proud to vote. Since his defeat in 1992, I have held my nose and voted for the least bad candidate on the ballot. Bob Hoff • O’Fallon, Mo.

Respect for authority, religious upbringing no longer the norm I was born in 1939 in northwest St. Louis. America was at war for the first five years of my life, so many of the kids in my neighborhood had no fathers because they were fighting in the war. Due to the lack of parental guidance, most of the kids were on their own and did what they wanted to. However, when they went to school they were no longer in charge of their life. They did what

their teachers told them to do or they would be in a lot of trouble. Unfortunately, respect for authority is no longer the case. My son, who drives a school bus, has told me how ungodly many of the young students are that ride his bus. Since I worked for the school district for several years, I know several teachers who have told me the same thing. What scares me the most is what is going to happen to our nation when these kids take over. Will they throw out all laws based on morality? Will they throw people in jail who stand up for moral purity? I hope not, but if they do, God will judge America. If you have been blessed by having children, please teach them to be somebody by loving God, working hard and doing good, for if you do, you will make America great again. Jim Panhorst • O’Fallon, Mo.

Be responsible over holidays: Don’t support puppy mills I would like to warn readers not to put cruelty on their shopping lists this year. The holidays are a busy season for puppy sales and people need to know that when they purchase puppies over the internet, through newspaper ads, or at pet stores, they are often unknowingly supporting a puppy mill. Missouri has more puppy mills than any other state. Puppy mills are inhumane breeding facilities that produce puppies in large numbers. They are designed to maximize profits and commonly disregard the physical, social and emotional health of the dogs. The breeding dogs at puppy mills live their entire lives in cages, and the poor conditions cause puppies to have more physical and behavioral problems than dogs from good sources. The best way to stop puppy mills is for consumers to stop supporting them. To find a puppy from a reputable source, visit your local animal shelter or find a reputable breeder and visit their premises in person to see how and where your puppy’s mother is living. Responsible pet purchasing, adoption and ongoing guardianship takes effort. But it’s worth it to do things right, and find the canine companion of a lifetime. By finding a responsible breeder, shelter or rescue group, you can help defeat the inhumane puppy mill system that places profit above animal welfare. Readers can look up local shelters and breed rescue groups at petfinder.org. A checklist of good breeder characteristics is available at www.humanesociety.org/puppy. People who love dogs need to help stop them from being mistreated by making sure they aren’t supporting a puppy mill. Meredith Mead • St. Louis

New Missouri license plates are underwhelming Have you seen the new Missouri license plates? At best underwhelming. It has only three main features: a thin red line, a thin blue line, and the state name in tiny type. (I defy you to find another state in the country whose name is in smaller type.) Unfortunately, the three main features are almost totally hidden from view by any license plate frame, which most cars have. Makes me wonder who at the state license bureau is responsible for designing our plates. Probably the same person who failed to put the hyphen in “Show-Me State” in the last Missouri license plate. Ted Armstrong • Creve Coeur Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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WRONG APPROACH ON DESEGREGATION • A Missouri state auditor’s report on the St. Louis area’s voluntary school desegregation program presents

and interesting contrast with arguments by Attorney General Jay Nixon. Nixon told a federal court that the plan has worked, so Missouri’s financial obligation should end. The auditor said it has failed, so the state’s obligation should end. Their logic is faulty. Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

Serious injury rate from scooters is very worrisome City, scooter companies and public health officials should create reasonable safety rules.

George H.W. Bush was a steward of stability He viewed the presidency as a position where leaders inspire by example, not by rhetoric. JONAH GOLDBERG Los Angeles Times

BY LAWRENCE M. LEWIS AND ROSANNE NAUNHEIM

As concerned physicians in the fields of emergency medicine, we want to bring to your attention the worrisome trends in injuries we are now seeing in our emergency department related to electric scooters. We reviewed our medical records from early June this year, prior to the introduction of rental scooters in the St. Louis area, through the week of Oct. 20. What we found was a scooterrelated injury rate of one to two per week before the rollout of rental scooters, which increased to an average rate of six to seven per week during the peak weeks from mid-August through October. Between Aug. 6 and Oct. 20, we confirmed at least 68 scooter-related injuries treated in our emergency department alone. The injuries associated with these scooter accidents included three people with brain hemorrhage, eight upper-extremity fractures, nine lowerextremity fractures, one spinal fracture and 10 facial lacerations requiring stitches. Twelve people were admitted to the hospital, and six required surgery. Despite operating information stating that helmets should be worn, only one patient was identified as using a helmet. The serious injury rate, with 25 percent suffering from a major fracture and nearly 18 percent admitted to the hospital, is very worrisome, particularly with the increasing popularity and minimal regulations currently associated with scooter use in our area. These injuries were only in a single hospital over a 10-week period. It is likely that other emergency departments in the city are witnessing similar injuries. These scooters can travel at speeds of 15 mph on level surfaces, and are inherently unstable due to their small wheelbase. With this in mind, it is worrisome to watch adults riding tandem (two to a scooter) with their young unhelmeted children, which we have witnessed on a few occasions. We believe that if these parents were more aware of the dangers associated with inappropriate scooter usage, they would likely not engage in this behavior. We also wanted to report a possible association between serious scooter-related injuries and age. Twenty-seven of the 68 injured patients were more than 40 years old, and 17 were more than 50 years old. From casual observation of e-scooter riders in the city of St. Louis, these numbers seem much higher than would be expected based on the actual usage of e-scooters among people this age. Having witnessed several falls off scooters, it is apparent that balance and agility play a role in whether the fall is likely to be injurious or not. Several cities across the United States — Washington, D.C.; San Diego; Los Angeles — have reported similar problems, and are struggling with ways to reduce the danger to the electric scooter riders and others who may come across their path. The rules regulating scooter use vary from place to place. In Denver, electric scooters are to be ridden on the sidewalk. In California, they must only be ridden on city streets or in bike lanes. In St. Louis, there DAVID CARSON • P-D are currently no rules regulating Burgundy Farris gives the operation of Emmet Eichholz, 3, a ride on a Lime scooter in Kiener these devices, making it difPlaza on Aug. 30. ficult to predict where you are likely to encounter a scooter. In our data, we had at least two people who were struck by scooters. Finally, there has been very little data regarding the cause of e-scooter accidents. Although operator inexperience or error is considered the most common cause for these accidents, there have been a number of reports of mechanical malfunction as well. We believe there is a strong need to further study the incidence, severity and most common causes of scooter-related injuries and try to find ways to make this mode of transportation safer. We hope the city of St. Louis, along with scooter companies, and public health personnel will study this problem and come up with reasonable and enforceable recommendations that will reduce the current injury rate. We will continue our surveillance of scooterrelated injuries and plan to capture additional information that will help identify the most common causes of scooter accidents in order to help inform safety recommendations. Dr. Lawrence M. Lewis is a professor of emergency medicine and Dr. Rosanne Naunheim is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Washington University.

There are a few movie scenes guaranteed to put a lump in my throat every time. Near the top of the list is the end of “Saving Private Ryan,” Steven Spielberg’s World War II masterpiece. Earlier, in a climactic battle scene, a dying Capt. Miller (Tom Hanks) tells Pvt. Ryan (Matt Damon) to “earn this, earn it.” Translation: Live a life worthy of the sacrifice so many made for you. In the final scene, decades later, an elderly Ryan visits Miller’s grave in Normandy, France, and tells the headstone that he’s remembered Miller’s plea every day since.“I hope that at least in your eyes, I’ve earned what all of you have done for me.” He then turns to his wife and beseeches her,“Tell me I’m a good man.” The scene keeps coming to mind since the news of George H.W. Bush’s death at the age of 94. Bush, who enlisted right after high school,was at one time the youngest Navy pilot in World War II. He was shot down, losing comrades in the process. He didn’t like to talk about the experience. Even when it would have helped him politically, as when he was running against an Arkansas governor who assiduously avoided the draft, or when elite journalists described him as a “wimp.” Bush told his speechwriters to leave out the details of his own war stories, partly because he didn’t want to seem boastful, but mostly because he didn’t want to cry. Bush was surely a good man before he enlisted, but he spent the rest of his life as if he were trying to earn the sacrifice others made. The author David Brooks has written a lot about the differences between “résumé virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The former is what you put on your professional bio, LinkedIn page or CV; the latter is what you hope people who knew you will say about you when you’re gone. For understandable reasons, much of the coverage of the former president has focused on his résumé: pilot, Yalie, oilman, congressman, ambassador to the United Nations and China, head of the CIA, vice president and president. But if you listened to those who knew him best, they tended to eulogize him. Former aides described him as the best person they knew, a man who made everyone around him want to be better by following his example. American presidents tend to fit two molds: transformative leaders and transitional ones. Transformative presidents seek to

ANDY NEWMAN • Florida Keys News Bureau

George H.W. Bush provides refreshment to his grandson while fishing in the Florida Keys in 1995.

radically alter the status quo, either out of political necessity or psychological ambition. They prefer to keep the outbox on their desk full. Transitional presidents see themselves as stewards of stability. They greet the challenges that pile up in their inbox as they materialize, rather than looking for systemic reforms. Ronald Reagan was a transformative president. Ideologically he was much more conservative than Bush. But temperamentally, Bush was more conservative. Much like George Washington and Calvin Coolidge, Bush viewed the presidency primarily as an august managerial position in a system where leaders inspire by example, not by rhetoric. “No president, no government can teach us to remember what is best in what we are,” Bush declared in his inaugural address. His job was to encourage Americans to be their best selves in service to each other, and to lead by example. This is why Bush was so well-suited to being Reagan’s successor. If the Gipper was the battering ram, Bush was the clean-up operation. He fixed the savings and loan crisis, signed the Clean Air Act,

cleared Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and put a bow on the dangerously messy aftermath of the Cold War. On election night 1988, he was at a party in Houston, watching the returns. As Fox News’ Brit Hume recounts, when the news arrived that Bush won, having recovered from a 17-point deficit, Bush’s motorcade was waiting outside to take him to a victory celebration. The first thing Bush did? Help clean the dishes. Bush lost his re-election bid for many reasons. But the most important factor was that the American people, liberated from the Cold War, had a hunger for transformation. Bill Clinton vowed sweeping change, even though he fell back into transitional mode when it suited his interests. Our hunger for transformative presidents, for “outsiders” to save America, has only intensified. The sad irony is that if salvation is what we need, it will come only when Americans themselves take to heart the example of this good man. Jonah Goldberg goldbergcolumn@gmail.com Copyright Tribune Content Agency

#MeToo’s unintended consequences Many men across all industries now fear being alone with a female colleague. KATHLEEN PARKER Washington Post

A recent Bloomberg News headline came as no surprise: “Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost.” In a word, it was inevitable. Some men are so concerned about the possible repercussions of what they might say or do that they’re steering clear of women in the workplace altogether. And as a result, according to Bloomberg, Wall Street “risks becoming more of a boy’s club, rather than less of one.” The article focused on the various ways some senior executives in finance have been “spooked” by #MeToo and are “struggling to cope” — resorting to staying on different hotel floors from women when on business trips, not dining alone with any woman 35 or younger, leaving an office door open when meeting one-onone with a junior female. Generally speaking, these might not be such bad rules but for the fact that, as Bloomberg pointed out, young women often need mentors to advance and female executives are far scarcer than men on Wall Street. And as one wealth adviser said, simply hiring a woman has become “an unknown risk.” The story called these collateral adjustments the “Pence Effect,” referring to Vice President Mike Pence’s personal rule of not dining alone with a woman who isn’t his wife. As a cultural aside, many men, especially the religiously devout, as Pence is, try to avoid potentially compromising situations involving the opposite sex. Perception more than temptation is often the driving force. Further, to be fair, these newly devised workplace protocols are not primarily a

We’ve yet to see the full spectrum of function of paranoia but of reality. Everycollateral damages to come, but we’ve one has seen or experienced how fraught gotten a sense of their scope. Already, workplace relationships can be — and some men are silencing themselves rather even casual interactions can seem unnecthan engaging in a losing battle. Several essarily risky. have told me that, like the wealth adviser And this new reality isn’t limited to Bloomberg interviewed, they’re more the world of finance. Many men across hesitant to hire women or even to be all industries now fear being alone with a alone with them. My orthopedist tells me female colleague. he’s no longer comfortable hugging his This probably goes without saying, but it’s also true that fewer women of the baby patients, as he’d always done. I’ve had a similar discussion with boomer generation were likely to think my dentist. (Apparently, my social life of themselves as victims in instances of revolves around workplace doctors.) We harassment, were chatbarring A Bloomberg story ting about the sexual called these collateral Kavanaugh assault as adjustments the hearings and opposed to he was visibly sophomoric “Pence Effect,” tense until I buffoonery, referring to Vice voiced my or a misinPresident Mike concerns about terpretation the erosion of of context Pence’s personal rule due process. or intent. of not dining alone Relieved to Percepwith a woman who sense a sympations have thetic point of changed isn’t his wife. view, he relaxed significantly and chimed in. the past sevMany men eral decades, are so intimidated by the #MeToo movefor the good, but we still have much work to do in defining what is and isn’t “abuse.” ment and the plausibility that they, too, In many ways, this is all-new terrain for could be ruined on the basis of a single us societally: How do we balance the right woman’s misinterpretation of an innocent gesture that they’re essentially shutting of every individual to be believed innodown and stepping away. Suffice it to say, cent until proven otherwise, while also this side effect won’t serve women well giving accusers a platform to be heard? in the long run. Indeed, it seems obvious The recent Supreme Court confirmation that they’ll suffer. hearings for Brett Kavanaugh highlighted There surely is a balance to be found lest the impossible position of being forced the sexes further alienate and segregate. to prove one’s innocence against accusaWe should seek it with a sense of urgency. tions backed by no verifiable evidence. We should sleep uneasily in the wake of such an abuse of due process, not as a legal Kathleen Parker kathleenparker@washpost.com matter but as a time-honored principle of Copyright The Washington Post fairness.


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Aleto, Thomas F. - St. Louis Bachmann, Norman Otto - Hazelwood

Gowatch, Michael Joseph - St. Peters, MO Hallemann, Frank Alfred - St. Louis

Bates, Shirley - St. Louis

Hearty, Joseph H. - St. Louis

DiSalvo, Rose - St. Louis

Johnson, Jeffrey Robert - Ballwin

Duncan, Anne S. - St. Louis

Lang, Marylee - St. Louis

Frederick, Rose Lillian - Ballwin

Martin, Sidney - St. Louis

Aleto, Thomas F.

Hallemann, Frank Alfred

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, Dec. 4, 2018. Visitation at Kutis Affton, Sat. Dec. 8, 11 a.m. December 3, 2018. Beloved husband of Catherine Aleto (nee until funeral service at 12 noon. Contributions to Pond AthAbeln); dear father of Cathy (the late Ed) Bromschwig, Patricia letic Assoc. appreciated. Interment Bethlehem Cemetery. Aleto (John), Tom Aleto (Karen), Barbara Kraft, Carolyn (Bob) Duggan, Michael (Paula) Aleto and Joseph (Ericka) Aleto; our Hearty, Joseph H. dear grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, fortified with the Sacraments of great-uncle and friend. Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 D ecemb er 4 , 2018. Beloved Lemay Ferry Rd., Monday December 10, 9:30 a.m. to Assumphusband of Carol A. Hearty (nee tion Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Sts. Peter & Paul CemeWehner) for 25 years; dearest tery. Long time member of Knights of Columbus, The Carondefather of Amy (Brent) Mayberry, let Lion's Club, The Home Builder's Association and NARI. Erica and the late Jason Hearty; In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Alzheimer's Associaloving grandfather of Ciera and tion appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 4-8 p.m. Olivia; dear brother of Diane Whitman, Mary Weekes , Pat Bachmann, Norman Otto Fieser, Stephen Hearty, Cindy July 14, 1929 - December 4, 2018, of Hazelwood. Porter and the late Michael Services: Visitation at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hearty; our dear brother-in-law, 9733 Olive Blvd., Olivette, Saturday, December uncle, great-uncle, cousin and 8, 10 a.m. until Funeral Service at 12 p.m. Burial friend. follows at Valhalla. Additional details at 314-426-6000 Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 or www.ShepardFuneralChapel.com Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, December 7, 12:30 p.m. to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church for 1 p.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. MarBates, Shirley garet Mary Alacoque parish or the National Kidney Foundation (nee Bieser) appreciated. VISITATION THURSDAY, 4-8 P.M. AT ST. MARBeloved wife of the late Edward GARET MARY ALACOQUE, 4900 RINGER RD. Jacobi, and Richard Bates. Loving mother of Dwight (Emily) Jacobi, Cathy Jacobi-Humphrey, Patrick Johnson, Jeffrey Robert Jacobi, & Tracy (Jerry) Jacobsen. passed away unexpectedly, Cherished grandmother of Kelly, Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Luke, Matt, Eddie, & Nicholas. Beloved son of Nancy A. and the Our dear sister, sister-in-law, late William H. Johnson; loving aunt, and friend to many. father of Robert, Andrew, Services: Funeral Saturday, Timothy, Julie Anna and William December 8, 2018 11:00 a.m. "Will"; cherished brother of M a s s a t A l l Sa in t s Ca t h ol ic William (Gayle), Randy (Tatiana) Church in University City with and Michael (Kelly) Johnson; visitation 10-11 a.m. Memorials to Fisher House #1 dear uncle, cousin and friend to Jefferson Barracks Rd. St. Louis, MO 63125. many. Jay B. Smith Service Jeff graduated from Parkway West and the University of Missouri where he was captain of DiSalvo, Rose the men's golf team. He went on to have a successful tenure in 95, Fortified with Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed the paper business and eventually created his own catering D ec 5. Visitation Fri., D ec 7th 10 a.m. - 1p.m., H u tchens company that he ran passionately for the past 15 years. While Mortuary, Florissant. Funeral Mass at St. Angela Merici, 2 p.m. Jeff may best be known for his golf accolades and accomplishInterment Calvary Cemetery ments, He was also one of the most generous and giving father/ friend you could ever hope for. He will be greatly missed Services: Funeral Mass at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church, WildDuncan, Anne S. (nee Ribaudo) 83, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy wood, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Mother Church on Dec. 4, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Robert; Visitation at the FAMILY CENTER at the Schrader Funeral Home loving mother of Christine DeClue and Robert (Cheri) Duncan; and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, Friday 4-8 cherished grandmother and great-grandmother; dear sister, p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com. aunt, cousin and friend of many. Services: Visitation, Mon., Dec 10th, 10 a.m. until the time of Mass, 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Maryland Hgts. In Lang, Marylee lieu of flowers donations to Susan G. Komen in memory of Anne would be appreciated. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Online Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, she departed this life to be with the Lord on December 1st 2018. guestbook www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com. Beloved wife of the late Robert Lang, dear mother of Steve Lang, dear mother-in-law of Debi Lang, dear aunt of Reverend Philip Danaher, Laura Badgley and James Danaher. Her Frederick, Rose Lillian parents, Adolph and Olivia Curotto, her sister Anne Danaher Frederick, Rose Lillian (Lil) nee and brother-in-law Walter Danaher preceded her in death. Meinhart, went to be with the Marylee was a trailblazer. Well-educated, she graduated from Lord on December 4th at the age of 101. Preceded in death by her Fontbonne University during a time when few women had this option. She was one of the first flight attendants back in the husband, Arthur I. Frederick. day when it was glamorous and exciting. She traveled the The elegant, funny, tenacious, world and loved to explore her Italian heritage. stubborn, kind, beautiful and Marylee was a dedicated wife and loving mother. Faith in God most beloved mother of Linda was paramount in her life. She belonged to St. Claire of Assisi (Jerry) Weir, Joan (Ward) Coleparish for over 40 years where she attended mass daily. man, and Janet Frederick. Marylee was very generous to those in need, supporting a host Adored grandmother of Kristine of charities and organizations. She was the inspiration for (Russ) Purvis, Julie (Bruce) many though she would never accept credit. Cameron, Jim (Stephanie) Weir, Services: Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Monday, Anne (Jim) Harrison, and Debbie December 10th at Little Flower Catholic Church, 1264 Arch (Travis) Kozar. Most cherished "Big Grandma" of Lillian Cameron; Cole, Lance, and Ty Harrison; Wes and Will Kozar; and Terrace, Richmond Heights, MO 63117. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. with mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Francesca Weir. We rejoice knowing that mom is now dancing Cemetery. in heaven with our beloved dad and that she is with her Lord KRIEGSHAUSER BROTHERS and Savior Jesus Christ. The family will host a private celebration of her life in April 2019.

Gowatch, Michael Joseph December 3, 2018, age 66. Services: Vis. Fri., Dec. 7, Baue Cave Springs, 4-8pm. Svc. Sat., Dec. 8, Baue Cave Springs, 9:30am. (636) 946-7811 or visit baue.com

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Carl was a pied-piper who directed many great adventures. He was the producer of wonderful family scavenger hunts, all family activities and, in the ‘80s helped create the CAM Bash. He was the creator of “ambience” and fun wherever he went! Carl was an avid golfer who, at the age of 16, was the winner of the Midwest Regional Long Drive Contest. At 17, he earned a spot in the National Long Drive contest where he placed 13th, but hit a ball in the rough; he would have placed third. He would always draw an admiring crowd while hitting a bucket of golf balls at the Old Warson C.C. driving range. He and his late grandfather, Carl J. Reith, loved the game of golf. They enjoyed many great days hosting friends at the Augusta National Masters tournament in April each year. Carl was a member of American Mensa, a non-profit, high IQ society and an early member of theMcHeadley Society. His brilliance and quick wit was contagious

Mueth, Marcella - St. Louis Nieman, Paul - St. Louis Perano, Betty Barrett - St. Louis Winzen, Edward A. - Washington Wolfsberger, Carl Leonard - Dallas, TX, formerly of St. Louis Woodruff, Helen - Florissant

Martin, Sidney 103, died December 4, 2018 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Marjorie Ross Martin and the late Lois Martin. Dear father of Mel Martin of Tucson, AZ. Dear brother of the late Paul Martin, the late Irving (late Helen) Martin and the late Bernard (late Wilma) Martin. Cherished uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many. Services: Funeral service Friday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. in the Mausoleum at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery. Memorial contributions preferred to Jewish Federation of St. Louis or Congregation Temple Israel. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Mueth, Marcella (nee Cooper) November 29, 2018. Visit Fri. (12/7) 4-8 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons, 7027 Gravois Ave. 63116. Funeral Sat. (12/8) 11 am at St. Stephen Protomartyr Church.

Nieman, Paul on Monday, December 3, 2018. Dear son of May Nieman and the late William E. Nieman; beloved husband of Susan Nieman (nee Nalley); dear father of Amy, Anna, and Thomas Nieman; dear brother of Louis (Patty), Bill (Tricia), Ed (Xiaowen) Nieman, and Margie (John) Haug; dear brother-in-law of the late David (Joyce) Nalley; dear uncle of Jennifer, John, Katherine, Elizabeth, and Cheng Cheng; dear cousin and friend to many. Services: Funeral service will be Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road in Kirkwood. Interment private. Visitation will be Friday 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. www.boppchapel.com

Perano, Betty Barrett Wife of Rich; mother of Rick, Doug, Dan and Mike. Services: Church Mass on December 8, at 11 a.m., St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, 4900 Ringer Road.

Winzen, Edward A. 90, of Washington, passed away on December 5, 2018. He was born on August 14, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Edward and Marie (Reis) Winzen. Edward was married on August 2 0 , 19 4 9 a t t h e O u r L a d y of Sorrows Church to his wife Susanne Becker. He worked for 70 years in construction as a general contractor and carpenter. Ed served his country honorably as a member of the United States Navy. He was also a member of the Carpenters Local 1839, the VFW 2661, and the American Legion 218. Services: A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home and on Saturday, December 8, 2018 a visitation will be held from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons Funeral Home, 7027 Gravois Ave. Memorials may be made to the VFW 2661. Edward is preceded in death by his parents; Edward and Marie Winzen, sister; Dolores Foster, brothers; Leo, Donald, and Anthony Winzen, son; Theodore Winzen, and great grandson; Tyler Winzen. He is survived by his wife, Susanne Winzen of Washington; five children, Diane May of Washington, Stephen Winzen of St. Louis, Randall Winzen and wife Cynthia of St. Louis, Richard Winzen of St. Louis, and Daniel Winzen of Washington; six grandchildren, Brett, Ryan, Casey, Kevyn, Leah, and Chris, and three great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Henry, and Zyler.

Woodruff, Helen (nee Norsic), born April 25, 1921, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Loving wife of the late Walter "Woody" Woodruff; dear mother of David (Sandy), James, William and Donald (Kim) Woodruff; dear grandmother of David, Todd (Courtney), and Kevin; dear great-grandmother of Parker, Nash, Kinley, Weslyn and Stetson; dear sister, aunt and friend. Helen belonged to the VFW Women's Auxiliary Post #3222. She loved dancing and was active in the Savoy Dance Club. Services: Funeral 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, at HUTCHENS Mortuary, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. VISITATION 3-7 P.M. MONDAY, DECEMBER 10.

Fraternal Notices

Wolfsberger, Carl Leonard Carl Leonard Wolfsberger peacefully passed away in his sleep on December 1, 2018, at his home in Dallas, Texas. Carl was born on October 26, 1960, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Don and Joyce Wolfsberger. Carl graduated high school from The St. Louis Country Day School, then from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a minor degree in Psychology. Carl was the most incredible father, brother and friend to everyone who knew him - young and old.

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LOCAL 1 - I.B.E.W. and allowed him to be the problem solver for his pals. If you knew Carl, you would feel like the most important person in the room; he was a great listener with a very kind heart and soul. Few knew that he was a talented painter. He loved boating, deep sea fishing and diving. He always paid a visit to the Serpentarium of Miami when he headed back to his second home at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Carl even dove with the “Greatest Treasure Hunter”, Mel Fisher, who helped salvage the famed sunken ship, Atocha. He will be missed by many. Carl is survived by his beloved daughter, Kennedy Nicole Wolfsberger, his brother Clark Wolfsberger, sister-in-law, Wendy Wolfsberger, nephews, Clark and Jack Wolfsberger and niece Greta Wolfsberger, all of St. Louis, Missouri; his sister, Courtney Wolfsberger Parmenter, nephews Hunter Carrier, Dylan Parmenter and niece, Maggie Parmenter. A celebration of life will be at Highland Park United Methodist Church at 10am, Saturday, December 8, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Carl’s memory to The Parkinson’s Foundation at: https://parkinson.org or F.A.R., the Foundation for Alcoholism Research at https:// alcoholismresearch.org/

Please be advised of the death of Bro. Jack R. Fluchel Journeyman Wireman/Retired Member 41 Years December 3, 2018 Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018, 3-9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9 a.m. Kutis Affton Chapel 10151 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123 Frank D. Jacobs, B.M. David A. Roth, F.S.

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Europe launches crackdown on mobsters Police in four countries arrest 84 suspects linked to group that ‘knows no borders’ BY MIKE CORDER associated Press

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS • In an investigation that under-

scored an Italian crime syndicate’s role as a leading player in international cocaine trafficking, police in four countries arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters Wednesday in a series of carefully coordinated raids. Those detained allegedly work for the Italian ’ndrangheta criminal network that traffics in cocaine on a global scale. “It’s almost a cliché, but the operation carried out today con-

firms again the great danger of the ’ndrangheta, not just in drug trafficking, where it’s the undisputed leader, but (also) in the financial sphere,” said Francesco Ratta, a top police official in the southern Italian region of Calabria. “It’s an evolved ’ndrangheta, that we can say knows no borders ... It’s an ’ndrangheta that day by day changes its skin ... but still keeps ties” to its home base in Calabria. European officials announced the arrests at the Hague headquarters of Eurojust, the European Union prosecutors agency set up to bolster the fight against

cross-border crime in the 28-nation bloc. Eurojust and EU police agency Europol coordinated the raids. “Today we send a clear message to organized crime groups across Europe,” said Filippo Spiezia, vice president of Eurojust. “They are not the only ones able to operate across borders; so are Europe’s judiciary and law enforcement communities.” In addition to arresting dozens of suspected mobsters in Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, police seized drugs and around 2 million euros ($2.3 million). It was the second significant mob takedown in as many days. On Tuesday, Italian authorities said they had dismantled the rebuilt upper echelons of the Mafia

in the Sicilian capital of Palermo by arresting 46 people, including the man presumed to have taken over as provincial kingpin. Wednesday’s raids were the culmination of a two-year investigation codenamed Pollino against the powerful ’ndrangheta criminal group on allegations of cocaine trafficking, money laundering, bribery and violence, Eurojust said. The ’ndrangheta is Italy’s most powerful criminal organization, eclipsing by far Sicily’s Cosa Nostra or the Naples area Camorra. Eurojust said the massive probe was the biggest of its kind in Europe. About four tons of cocaine were traced during the investigation. Cocaine and ecstasy pills also were seized in Wednes-

Facebook used data to punish rivals, favor others, documents show

France scraps fuel tax hike; protesters set sights higher

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PARIS • French President Emmanuel Ma-

cron scrapped a fuel tax hike Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades. Protesters celebrated the victory, but some said Macron’s surrender came too late and was no longer enough to quell the mounting anger at their president, whom they consider out-of-touch with the problems of ordinary people. Macron decided Wednesday to “get rid” of the tax planned for next year, an official in the president’s office said. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told lawmakers the tax was no longer included in the 2019 budget. The decision has ramifications beyond France, because the fuel tax rise was part of Macron’s efforts to wean France off fossil fuels in order to reduce greenhouse gases and slow down climate change. Its withdrawal is both a blow to broader efforts to fight climate change and a warning to other world leaders trying to do the same thing. The “yellow vest” protests began Nov. 17 over the government plan to raise taxes on diesel and gasoline, but by the time Macron bowed to three weeks of violence and abandoned the new fuel tax, protesters were demanding much more. Many workers in France are angry over the combination of low wages, high taxes and high unemployment. On Tuesday, the government agreed to suspend the fuel tax rise for six months. But

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A demonstrator wearing a yellow jacket protests at toll gates on a road in southwestern France on Wednesday. French President Emmanuel Macron’s government made concessions Wednesday in a bid to stop the anti-government demonstrations.

instead of appeasing the protesters, it spurred other groups to join in, hoping for concessions of their own. The protests took on an even bigger dimension Wednesday with trade unions and farmers vowing to join the fray. After nightfall, as parliament debated the 2019 budget, Macron’s government gave in. “I have no problem with admitting that on such or such question we could have done differently, that if there is such a level of anger ... it’s because we still have a lot of things to improve,” the prime minister told legislators. Jacline Mouraud, one of the self-proclaimed leaders for the yellow vest movement, said that Macron’s concession “comes much too late, unfortunately.” Three weeks of protests have left four peo-

ple dead, hundreds injured and central Paris littered with burned cars and shattered windows. The sweep of the protests and their wide support by citizens of all political stripes has shocked Macron’s government. In the last few days, Paris saw the worst anti-government riot since 1968; French students set fires outside high schools to protest a new university application system; small business owners blocked roads to protest high taxes and retirees marched to protest the president’s perceived elitism. On Wednesday, France’s largest farmers union said it would launch anti-government protests next week, after trucking unions called for a rolling strike.

DIGEST Canada arrests Chinese official sought by U.S. Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they had arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who is facing extradition to the United States. Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday. He said Meng is sought for extradition by the U.S., and has a bail hearing Friday. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei violated sanctions on Iran. In April, China appealed to Washington after a report that U.S. authorities were investigating Huawei. Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial • Greek authorities have released from pretrial detention four members of a charity who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping smuggle migrants.

day’s raids. Italian police hailed the close cooperation between European police forces and Eurojust. But Italy’s top Mafia prosecutor, Federico Cafiero de Raho, also sounded a note of caution, saying the raids only scratched the surface of the powerful ’ndrangheta, whose tentacles and illicit activities, including huge cocaine trafficking operations, are spread all over the world. Speaking in The Hague, Cafiero de Raho said the arrests “are nothing for ’ndrangheta. There are thousands of people who should be arrested and billions of euros that should be seized.”

Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained global attention when she and her sister — both competitive swimmers — reached the Greek island of Lesbos in 2015 swimming for their lives after their inflatable boat from Turkey started taking on water. She later returned to Lesbos to help other migrants, working with the Emergency Response Center International charity. Their attorney said all four were released from prison Wednesday pending their trial after paying bail. Mexico City’s first elected female mayor takes office • Claudia Sheinbaum was sworn into office Wednesday as the first elected female mayor of Mexico City and immediately announced she would dissolve the riot police. “The police are there to protect the people, and we don’t need a police force to repress them,” Sheinbaum said. Sheinbaum pledged to build cable cars to slums, and improve bus and subway service.

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Rescue workers stand in the debris caused by an explosion at the Polyplas plastics plant in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Wednesday. Authorities say at least three people died in the blast.

Russian court jails 77-year-old rights activist • A 77-year-old Russian human rights activist was sentenced Wednesday by a Moscow court to 25 days in jail for calling for an unauthorized protest, a ruling that has drawn strong criticism from rights groups. Charges against Lev Ponomarev, a respected activist, stemmed from

a Facebook post in which he called for a protest in October in support of teenagers accused of extremism. Ponomarev was briefly detained when he attended October’s rally in Moscow. Amnesty International called for Ponomarev’s immediate release. From news services

Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark. The parliament’s media committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some app developers to give them more access to data, while icing out others it viewed as potential rivals. In other documents, company executives discussed ways to obfuscate how the company was collecting and exploiting user data. The committee released more than 200 pages of documents on the tech giant’s internal discussions about the value of users’ personal information. While they mostly cover the period between 2012 and 2015 — the first three years after Facebook went public — they offer a rare glimpse into the company’s inner workings and the extent to which it used people’s data to make money while publicly vowing to protect their privacy. Facebook said that the documents were misleading and that the information they contained was “only part of the story.” “Like any business, we had many internal conversations about the various ways we could build a sustainable business model for our platform,” the company said in a statement. “But the facts are clear: We’ve never sold people’s data.” In a Facebook post, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sought to put the documents in context. “Of course, we don’t let everyone develop on our platform,” he wrote. “We blocked a lot of sketchy apps. We also didn’t allow developers to use our platform to replicate our functionality or grow their services virally in a way that creates little value for people on Facebook.” The U.K. committee seized the documents from app developer Six4Three, maker of a now-defunct bikini-picture search app. Six4Three acquired the files as part of a U.S. lawsuit that accuses Facebook of deceptive, anticompetitive business practices. The documents remain under court seal in the U.S.

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GOLDEN TICKET CARDINALS HIT A HOME RUN IN DEAL FOR GOLDSCHMIDT Kelly, Weaver part of the cost in getting slugger from Arizona. NEWS • A1

The Cardinals missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, so they traded for an All-Star and Gold Glove winner with a year left on his contract. And what happened next? Two months into that 2000 season, Jim Edmonds signed a long-term extension with the Cards … and led the Cards to the 2000 postseason … and finished fourth in the MVP voting. Edmonds was 30 that season. Paul Goldschmidt is 31.

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History has a funny way of repeating itself, and it perhaps has a sense of humor, too, for it waited as long as it could — this is St. Louis’ longest playoff drought since, yep, 1997-1999. And here’s the thing — the guy called “America’s First Baseman” is even way better now than “Jimmy Ballgame” was when the Cards got him. Wednesday’s trade for Arizona’s See HOCHMAN • Page B2

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Football to return to Dome in 2020 St. Louis is among eight cities named as the XFL unveils its franchise lineup BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pro football is returning to St. Louis in the form of the XFL. And strangely enough, give former St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger an unintended assist in making it happen. “I’m good friends with Marc Bulger. We’re both West Virginia guys,” XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck told the Post-Dispatch. “I know his family pretty well. When I would see him in Morgantown for ballgames, he would rave about the fan base in St. Louis and how much fun he had playing there and how the community accepted him. “He always had super-positive things to say and for whatever reason that stuck with me.” Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, played QB at West Virginia University, as did Bulger years later. See XFL • Page B6

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

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Edmonton fakes out Blues goalie Jake Allen and ties up Wednesday night’s shootout at Enterprise Center.

Strong first period results in a 2-0 lead, but game deteriorates into shootout loss BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pat Maroon of the Blues tries to get the puck past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot in the first period. Maroon played for Edmonton last season.

The last time Edmonton was in town, Pat Maroon wore an Oilers sweater. After an 8-3 late November drubbing to his hometown Blues, which included a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, fight) by Vladimir Tarasenko, Maroon was beyond impressed. He thought the Blues were Stanley Cup-bound. Didn’t happen, of course. And it sure doesn’t look like it’s happening this season. Maroon and the rest of the Blues couldn’t provide a temporary respite to their stumbling ways, losing to Team Connor McDavid 3-2 in a shootout Wednesday at Enterprise Center. As a result, the Blues stayed below

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CARBONDALE, ILL. • With

every missed scoring opportunity in the closing minutes Wednesday night, Southern Illinois Carbondale invited a St. Louis University comeback. But as much as the Salukis were struggling to score, the Billikens found even more ways to avoid putting the ball in the basket at SIU Arena. Not only in the closing minutes but for most of the game. With the Salukis vulnerable after building a 12-point lead,

a SLU turnover was followed by a possession marked by two missed shots by Tramaine Isabelle Jr. That was followed by a blown fast break and then a missed 3-pointer. When SLU refused to take advantage of SIUC’s stale final five minutes, which produced no field goals, the Salukis held on to beat the Billikens 61-56. “We were always right there, but I knew we weren’t playing the way we needed to be playing,” SLU coach Travis Ford said. “We seemed like we were See HOOPS • Page B4

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double figures in the victory column at 9-13-4, with Christmas closing in. Last season, they reached 10 victories before Halloween — Oct. 30 to be exact. Edmonton, with former Blues coach Ken Hitchcock now at the helm, improved to 14-12-2. After Tyler Bozak scored first for St. Louis in the shootout, Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn missed. Meanwhile, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid scored on Edmonton’s first two

Team settles personal seat license lawsuits for $24 million.

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Odom earns extension at MU BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

> Ben Frederickson: Mizzou gains more than a QB in Bryant transfer, B5

COLUMBIA, MO. • On Tuesday, Missouri football coach Barry Odom got his quarterback. On Wednesday, he got his contract. Coming off an 8-4 regular season that led to the program’s first national ranking in more than three years, Missouri has rewarded Odom with a new contract that will push his guaranteed salary from $2.35 million to $3.05 million and extend the deal two more years through the 2024 season. The University of

Missouri System Board of Curators approved the new contract during an executive session Wednesday afternoon. The move comes a day after Odom secured his quarterback for next season, Clemson graduate transfer Kelly Bryant, perhaps the program’s most important recruiting catch since Odom became head coach. The new deal will move Odom’s salary from last in the

Barry Odom

Starting next year, for every season the Tigers win nine games, Odom’s contract is extended one more year.

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GOLDEN TICKET CARDINALS HIT A HOME RUN IN DEAL FOR GOLDSCHMIDT Kelly, Weaver part of the cost in getting slugger from Arizona. NEWS • A1

The Cardinals missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons, so they traded for an All-Star and Gold Glove winner with a year left on his contract. And what happened next? Two months into that 2000 season, Jim Edmonds signed a long-term extension with the Cards … and led the Cards to the 2000 postseason … and finished fourth in the MVP voting. Edmonds was 30 that season. Paul Goldschmidt is 31.

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

History has a funny way of repeating itself, and it perhaps has a sense of humor, too, for it waited as long as it could — this is St. Louis’ longest playoff drought since, yep, 1997-1999. And here’s the thing — the guy called “America’s First Baseman” is even way better now than “Jimmy Ballgame” was when the Cards got him. Wednesday’s trade for Arizona’s See HOCHMAN • Page B2

Goldschmidt

Familiar fade for Blues

Football to return to Dome in 2020 St. Louis is among eight cities named as the XFL unveils its franchise lineup BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pro football is returning to St. Louis in the form of the XFL. And strangely enough, give former St. Louis Rams quarterback Marc Bulger an unintended assist in making it happen. “I’m good friends with Marc Bulger. We’re both West Virginia guys,” XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck told the Post-Dispatch. “I know his family pretty well. When I would see him in Morgantown for ballgames, he would rave about the fan base in St. Louis and how much fun he had playing there and how the community accepted him. “He always had super-positive things to say and for whatever reason that stuck with me.” Luck, the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, played QB at West Virginia University, as did Bulger years later. See XFL • Page B6

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

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Edmonton fakes out Blues goalie Jake Allen and ties up Wednesday night’s shootout at Enterprise Center.

Strong first period results in a 2-0 lead, but game deteriorates into shootout loss BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pat Maroon of the Blues tries to get the puck past Oilers goalie Cam Talbot in the first period. Maroon played for Edmonton last season.

The Blues have only one victory all season in one-goal games. Apparently, expecting it to happen twice in six days was asking too much. After earning a 2-0 first-period lead Wednesday against Edmonton at Enterprise Center, the Blues not only sat on the lead, they practically pulled out recliners to rest. Even so, they took a 2-1 lead into the final minute, only to yield an Oscar Klefbom goal with 56 seconds left to send the game into overtime. After a scoreless overtime, Edmonton won the game 3-2 on Connor McDavid’s shootout goal. “That’s what happens when you sit

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CARBONDALE, ILL. • With

every missed scoring opportunity in the closing minutes Wednesday night, Southern Illinois Carbondale invited a St. Louis University comeback. But as much as the Salukis were struggling to score, the Billikens found even more ways to avoid putting the ball in the basket at SIU Arena. Not only in the closing minutes but for most of the game. With the Salukis vulnerable after building a 12-point lead,

a SLU turnover was followed by a possession marked by two missed shots by Tramaine Isabelle Jr. That was followed by a blown fast break and then a missed 3-pointer. When SLU refused to take advantage of SIUC’s stale final five minutes, which produced no field goals, the Salukis held on to beat the Billikens 61-56. “We were always right there, but I knew we weren’t playing the way we needed to be playing,” SLU coach Travis Ford said. “We seemed like we were See HOOPS • Page B4

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back and you play defense as soon as you get the lead,” said Brayden Schenn, who scored the Blues’ second goal but missed on a shootout attempt that would’ve prolonged the contest. “We sat back as soon as we were up 2-0 — the whole night. Let ’em come at us, and eventually they’re gonna tie the game, which they did.” Schenn’s tone in answering questions after another winless night for the Blues was just a step or two shy of disgust.

Team settles personal seat license lawsuits for $24 million.

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Odom earns extension at MU BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

> Ben Frederickson: Mizzou gains more than a QB in Bryant transfer, B5

COLUMBIA, MO. • On Tuesday, Missouri football coach Barry Odom got his quarterback. On Wednesday, he got his contract. Coming off an 8-4 regular season that led to the program’s first national ranking in more than three years, Missouri has rewarded Odom with a new contract that will push his guaranteed salary from $2.35 million to $3.05 million and extend the deal two more years through the 2024 season. The University of

Missouri System Board of Curators approved the new contract during an executive session Wednesday afternoon. The move comes a day after Odom secured his quarterback for next season, Clemson graduate transfer Kelly Bryant, perhaps the program’s most important recruiting catch since Odom became head coach. The new deal will move Odom’s salary from last in the

Barry Odom

Starting next year, for every season the Tigers win nine games, Odom’s contract is extended one more year.

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Blues • blues.nhl.com | 314-622-2583 Friday 12/7 at Jets 7 p.m. FSM

Sunday 12/9 vs. Canucks 2 p.m. FSM

Tuesday 12/11 vs. Panthers 7 p.m. FSM

Friday 12/14 vs. Avalanche 7 p.m. FSM

St. Louis U. • slubillikens.com | 314-977-4758 Men’s basketball Sunday 12/9 vs. Oregon State 2:30 p.m. ESPNU

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Women’s basketball Sunday 12/16 at Houston 2 p.m. ESPNU

Sunday 12/9 vs. Missouri 5 p.m.

Thursday 12/20 at Illinois State 11 a.m.

Mizzou • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Football

M. basketball

Monday 12/31 Liberty Bowl vs. Oklahoma St. 2:45 p.m., ESPN

Friday 12/7 vs. Oral Roberts 6 p.m. SEC Network

W. basketball Tuesday 12/18 vs. Xavier 6 p.m. ESPNU

Thursday 12/6 vs. UMKC 7 p.m.

Illinois men’s basketball • fightingillini.com | 217-333-3470 Saturday 12/8 vs. UNLV 1 p.m. BTN

Saturday 12/15 vs. East Tennessee State 1 p.m.

Saturday 12/22 vs. Missouri (Enterprise Ctr.) 7 p.m., BTN

Saturday 12/29 vs. Florida Atlantic 2 p.m.

SIUE • siuecougars.com | 855-748-3849 Men’s basketball Saturday 12/8 vs. Harris-Stowe 2 p.m.

Women’s basketball Monday 12/17 at Drake 7 p.m.

Thursday 12/6 at Loyola 7 p.m.

Saturday 12/8 at Chicago State 2 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS INDOOR SOCCER • St. Louis Ambush home games Sun. 12/16: vs. Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. Sat. 12/29: vs. Kansas City, 7:05 p.m.

ON THE AIR BASKETBALL 6 p.m.

College: Maryland at Purdue, BTN

6 p.m.

College women: Texas A&M at Houston, ESPN2

7 p.m.

College: Iowa State at Iowa, FS1

7 p.m.

College: Drake at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, FSM

7 p.m.

NBA: Knicks at Celtics, TNT

8 p.m.

High school: San Joaquin (Calif.) vs. Pinnacle (Ariz.), ESPN2

9:30 p.m. NBA: Rockets at Jazz, TNT FOOTBALL 7:20 p.m. NFL: Jaguars at Titans, KTVI (2), NFL Network, WXOS (101.1 FM) GOLF 4 a.m.

(Fri.) European PGA: South African Open, second round, GOLF

RODEO 9 p.m.

National finals, CBSSN

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WINTER SPORTS 7:30 p.m. Curling World Cup: United States vs. Canada, NBCSN

New Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was an All-Star six years in a row for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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U.S. women’s soccer to play at Busch on May 16 The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team will play its second-to-last match in St. Louis before heading to the 2019 World Cup in France. The game will be held at 7 p.m. May 16 at Busch Stadium. Their opponent is yet to be determined. The United States Soccer Federation is expected to announce the team’s final 10 games before France on Thursday. The U.S. women defeated Jamaica 6-0 in October to earn a trip to the World Cup next year. The St. Louis Cardinals and U.S. Soccer are announcing details of the local match at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Ballpark Village. The team is encouraging soccer fans to attend. U.S. Soccer chief executive and St. Louis native Dan Flynn, Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, World Cup champion and Nerinx Hall grad Lori Chalupny and representatives of the current effort to land a Major League Soccer team in St. Louis are all expected to speak. (David Hunn) Atlanta’s Martinez named MLS’ top player • Josef Martinez was named MVP by Major League Soccer Wednesday after shattering the record for goals in a season and leading Atlanta United FC to the championship game. The 25-year-old Venezuelan received his Landon Donovan trophy during a ceremony at the headquarters of United owner Arthur Blank. Martinez already earned the Golden Boot for scoring 31 goals in 34 games this season, breaking the mark of 27 shared by Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips. He credited his teammates for giving him plenty of scoring chances. Eastern Conference champion Atlanta United will host Western Conference winner Portland Timbers for the MLS Cup at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (AP) STLFC signs midfielder • St. Louis FC of United Soccer League Championhip has signed 28-year-old midielder Guy Abend for the 2019 season. Abend, from Netanya, Israel, had an assist in 21 games last season with the USL’s Reno 1868 FC. He was with Louisville City FC from 2015-2017, making 63 appearances, contributing six goals and making 23 starts in Louisville’s 2017 championship season. Previously, STLFC announced the following players have been retained for next season: goalkeepers Tomas Gomez (Webster Groves) and Jake Fenlason; defenders Sam Fink (Edwardsville), Sean Reynolds and Phanuel Kavita; midielders Lewis Hilton, Audi Jepson, Austin Martz and Kadeem Dacres; and forwards Kyle Greig and Albert Dikwa. (Joe Lyons) USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy • USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Gymnastics filed the petition in Indianapolis, where it is based. It faces 100 lawsuits representing 350 athletes in various courts across the country who blame the group for failing to supervise Larry Nassar, a team doctor accused of molesting them. Kathryn Carson, who was recently elected chairwoman of the board of directors, said the organization is turning to bankruptcy to speed things up after mediation attempts failed to gain traction. “Those discussions were not moving at any pace,” Carson said. “We as a board felt this was a critical imperative and decided to take this action.” The filing does not affect the amount of money available to victims, which would come from previously purchased insurance coverage, Carson added: “This is not a liquidation. This is a reorganization.” (AP)

Goldschmidt was the Cardinals’ return to relevance. With this player, they’re a player again. In Goldschmidt’s past five seasons with 155 or more games played, here’s where he finished in the MVP voting: 2018 — sixth 2017 — third 2016 — 11th 2015 — second 2013 — second And in that 2014 season, in which he played in only 109 games, his OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) was .938. This trade was a master stroke by Cards executives John Mozeliak and Michael Girsch — the Cardinals’ biggest homer of 2018. And even if Goldschmidt stays for just the 2019 season, that’s worth giving up Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly and Andy Young. That’s all they had to give up? The pitcher Weaver and the catcher Kelly both had brutal 2018s. The luster is fading. But more important — and this is credit to the Cards’ player development — the franchise has other prospects to fill the holes. There is a litany of young pitchers in the organization, many of whom won big league games last year. And now’s the time for Cards fans to learn that first “n” is silent in the name of the new Yadier heir, Andrew Knizner. The Cardinals took a redundancy at two positions and turned it into the only guy who has been a National League AllStar in each of the past six seasons. Will Goldschmidt sign longterm? How about this question — do the Cards know for sure they want to sign him long-term? Probably, sure, but this season gives them a chance to see him over the course of months. He’ll be 32 next September. And at the end of 2019, numerous big names will be free agents, notably Marcell Ozuna and Miles Mikolas and Matt Carpenter (club option). But for the fans, use the old playoff manager’s mantra: “We’ll worry about tomorrow tomorrow.” This is about today (well, 2019). It’s about returning to the playoffs. It’s about looking the Cubs in the eye — not up at them. Brewers, too. Goldschmidt

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sure makes the gang look a lot tougher. The Cardinals couldn’t afford to lose out on Goldschmidt and free agent Bryce Harper. In a normal year, they couldn’t trot out the same guys again. But especially not this pivotal 2019 — with the playoff drought, the empty seats at Busch down the stretch of 2018 and so many 2019 National League teams adding brawn (and the team with Braun defending the division title). To think that at least four of these teams won’t make the playoffs: the Dodgers, Rockies, Brewers, Cubs, Cardinals, Braves, Nationals, Phillies and Mets. And again, Harper could sign with one of these clubs. Of course, the Cards need to make more moves. Lefty reliever. Lefty bat. And they should do everything within reason to persuade Seattle to trade right fielder Mitch Haniger – he of so many tools and years of control — though it seems unlikely the Mariners would. It’s pretty weird to think about the Cards’ trade in this regard: What if just 12 months ago, the Cards had considered trading Weaver and Kelly? It would’ve led to much consternation. Those guys were the future. If the Cards traded those guys in the winter of 2017, it would’ve had to have been for some transcendent star. Well, 12 months later, sure enough, they got a transcendent star (with one fewer year under contract). And Goldschmidt, from all accounts, has the talent, personality, likability and star power to be beloved in St. Louis, where EDMONDS 15 jerseys are still seen around town. “The first thing that I thought, when I saw that he was traded, was that it’s like a perfect fit,” former Cardinals World Series winner Daniel Descalso, who played in Arizona with Goldschmidt, said by phone Wednesday. “You know, he’s like a humble superstar. A hard-working, bring-your-hard-hat-to-work superstar. Grinds out the season. And I think he’ll really endear himself to the Cardinals fans — they appreciate that type of baseball. And the type of ballplayer that he is will fit in perfect with that organization.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com

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MLB NOTEBOOK Red Sox are planning a White House visit For the Boston Red Sox, the decision was not terribly controversial. From the moment they won the World Series in late October, players seemed fairly certain that they would not boycott the traditional White House visit while Donald Trump is president. Earlier this week, that became official. Manager Alex Cora, a native of Puerto Rico, has called on Trump to do more to help the hurricaneravaged island, but he still plans to attend a White House ceremony, he said Monday. “I’m gonna use my platform the right way. I’m not gonna embarrass anybody,” he said at the premier of the team’s championship documentary. “Actually, I’m gonna represent 4 million people from back home the right way when we go there.” Attendance, team president Sam Kennedy stressed, is optional. “Like in the past, it’s an invitation,” Kennedy said. “It’s not a mandatory, command performance. It’s an opportunity for these guys to get the recognition they deserve for a world championship.” All that remains, Kennedy said, is finding “a date that works.” Attendance at White House events has become an increasingly controversial issue since Trump took office. The Houston Astros visited the White House in March, and most of the Stanley Cup champion Capitals have said they would attend if an invitation were offered. “We all have our opinions on it; it’s a very sensitive issue,” defenseman Brooks Orpik, one of six Americans on the Capitals’ roster, told The Post. “It’s just kind of the way things are going these days. If you don’t have the same belief as somebody else then automatically they think you’re wrong and they take it personally, which politics isn’t supposed to be that way. You’re allowed to have disagreement, but my opinion is that you’re supposed to respect the other person’s decision.” The Philadelphia Eagles’ visit was canceled by the White House in June because, press secretary Sarah Sanders said, only a “tiny” number of players planned to attend. “The White House, despite sensing a lack of good faith, nonetheless attempted to work with the Eagles over the weekend to change the event format that could accommodate a smaller group of players,” the White House said in a statement. “Unfortunately, the Eagles offered to send only a tiny handful of representatives, while making clear that the great majority of players would not attend the event, despite planning to be in D.C. today. In other words, the vast majority of the Eagles team decided to abandon their fans.” Several Eagles, led by Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, were among those NFL players who have sought to raise awareness of racial injustice and police brutality with pregame demonstrations during the playing of the national anthem, protests that prompted sustained criticism from Trump last year. The Golden State Warriors, whose players and coach, Steve Kerr, have been highly critical of Trump, were noncommittal about visiting, and the president quickly quashed any notion of an invitation after their 2017 and 2018 championships. (The Washington Post) Royals get Owings • Chris Owings has agreed to a $3 million, oneyear contract with the Kansas City Royals, five days after the utilityman was cut by Arizona. Owings can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses as part of the deal announced Wednesday. The 27-year-old Owings hit .206 in 106 games this year. He made 33 starts in right field, 10 in center, nine at third, eight and second and three in left. He had 12 homers and 51 RBIs in 2017. Owings had a $3.4 million salary this year, was eligible for salary arbitration and likely would have received a raise. But the Diamondbacks failed to offer a 2019 contract by last Friday’s deadline. (AP) Marlins fill out staff • Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins. Also joining manager Don Mattingly’s staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach. Like Mattingly and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, Stottlemyre and Hillman have ties to the New York Yankees. Stottlemyre’s father, Mel, was a Yankees pitcher and pitching coach. Hillman is a former manager in the Yankees’ minor league system, and in 2011-13 he was Mattingly’s bench coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP)


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12.06.2018 • Thursday • M 1

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Blues lose to Edmonton in a shootout BLUES • FROM B1

attempts in the shootout, with McDavid’s becoming the game winner. It was an injury-depleted, new-look lineup for the Blues, with Alex Pietrangelo (hand), Robby Fabbri (shoulder), Alexander Steen (concussion), Jaden Schwartz (hand, finger) and Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) all sidelined with injuries. San Antonio call-ups Jordan Kyrou, Jordan Nolan and Chris Butler all found themselves in the lineup, with Kyrou getting some prime real estate — a spot on the team’s second line with David Perron and Brayden Schenn. The Blues had a 2-on-1 rush early in overtime, but Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot made the save on Joel Edmundson. The Blues then had to kill off a penalty in a 4-on-3 setting when Schenn tripped Darnell Nurse. The Blues’ fourth line opened the scoring when Nolan, in his first Blues regular-season game, sent the puck around the boards. Oskar “Sunny” Sundqvist claimed it behind the Edmonton net and fed Ivan Barbashev for the Russian’s third goal of the season. Barbashev sent his shot in over Talbot’s right shoulder at the 6:05 mark of the first period. Nolan got a secondary assist. The Blues then made it 2-0 at the 13:32 mark of the first off another assist from a San Antonio call-up, Butler. Butler shot toward the net from near the blue line, and the puck bounced off the end boards toward the front of the net with David Perron, Schenn and Kyrou swarming nearby. From a tight angle, Schenn knocked the puck in off Talbot’s stick for his sixth goal of the season and first in five games. The Blues killed off a too many men on the ice penalty just 43 seconds into the game, their seventh of the season and fourth in seven games under interim coach Craig Berube. Defensively, the Blues paid very close attention to Edmonton superstar McDavid. A little too close attention when Schenn got two minutes near the end of the first period on what looked like a dubious slashing call. The Blues outshot the Oilers 15-5 and had a clear edge in play, getting plenty of open ice. Stop if you’ve heard this before: With a 2-0 lead entering the second period, the Blues sat back on their heels. It happened again Wednesday. For the first 54 seconds of the period, Edmonton remained on the power play via that Schenn slashing penalty, and that seemed to give the Oilers momentum right off the bat. The Oilers had the first six shots on net, with the sixth being a Nugent-Hopkins goal during a scramble in front of the St. Louis net. Robert Thomas was in front of Nugent-Hopkins but needed to be stronger on the body. That came just 4 minutes, 4 seconds into the period. Edmonton dominated, outshooting St. Louis 17-7 in the period and getting the benefit of a controversial goaltender inter-

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Blues interim coach Craig Berube yells at his players just before the Edmonton Oilers scored the tying goal with just under a minute to play in regulation Wednesday night.

ference penalty against Tarasenko. It looked like Edmonton defenseman Matt Benning knocked Tarasenko into Talbot, but the officiating crew, headed by referees Justin St. Pierre and Chris Rooney, felt otherwise. Making matters worse, Zach Sanford scored on the play, which came at 6:55 of the second. But the goal was waved off. So instead of having a 3-1 lead, the Blues led only 2-1 and Tarasenko was in the box. The crowd expressed its displeasure — the loudest beef they’ve had with a call at Enterprise this season. The Blues killed off the penalty, and despite all that Edmonton offensive pressure over the rest of the period were able to hold on to that 2-1 lead entering the third. St. Louis got an early power play when Ryan Spooner was detected hooking Barbashev. The Blues had one Grade A chance during the man advantage, but Talbot stopped Tarasenko’s blast from the slot. Edmonton had a prime opportunity a few minutes later on a quasibreakaway by Zack Kassian, but with Jake Allen in good position, Kassian shot high.

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With 12:08 left in the game, the Blues were back on the penalty kill when Sundqvist committed a careless penalty, pulling Benning down from behind. But the Oilers managed only one shot with the man advantage. For the most part it was a tense, tight-checking third period, with the Blues playing sound, fundamental defense and keeping a close eye on McDavid all the while. Allen was called upon to make some key saves, and he looked sharp and focused all night, tracking the puck well. Sanford had another excellent chance with 1:54 to play, on the receiving end of a Ryan O’Reilly pass streaming down left wing on a 2-on-1 break. But Talbot got a piece of it for a blocker save. And then Edmonton pulled Talbot, leaving an empty net. With just 56 seconds to play, Oscar Klefbom tied the score with a shot from just inside the blue line that found its way through traffic to make it a 2-2 game. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Edmonton won shootout 2-1. First period B: Barbashev 3 (Nolan, Sundqvist), 6:05. B: Schenn 6 (Butler, Dunn), 13:32. Penalties: Blues bench, served by Perron (too many men on the ice), 0:43; P.Russell, EDM, (tripping), 16:27; Schenn, STL, (slashing), 18:54. Second period E: Nugent-Hopkins 7 (Nurse, K.Russell), 4:04. Penalties: Tarasenko, STL, (interference), 6:55. Third period E: Klefbom 3 (McDavid, Khaira), 19:04. Penalties: Spooner, EDM, (hooking), 3:08; Sundqvist, STL, (holding), 7:52. Overtime None. Penalties: Schenn, STL, (tripping), 1:34. Shootout Edmonton 2 (Nugent-Hopkins G, McDavid G), Blues 1 (Bozak G, Tarasenko NG, Schenn NG). Shots on goal Edmonton 5 17 11 3 36 Blues 15 7 6 2 30 Power-plays Edmonton 0 of 5; Blues 0 of 2. Goaltenders Edmonton, Talbot 6-9-1 (30 shots-28 saves). Blues, Allen 7-7-4 (36-34). A: 16,551.

BLUES NOTEBOOK

Hey, Jordan! Don’t all answer at same time But hockey’s customs keep confusion to a minimum BY TOM TIMMERMANN st. Louis Post-dispatch

When the Blues needed to make roster moves Monday, among the players they called up from San Antonio were Jordan Nolan and Jordan Kyrou. With Jordan Schmaltz already on the roster, that meant three of the 23 players on the Blues’ active roster were named Jordan. (And another Jordan, Jordan Binnington, is playing in San Antonio.) Those three make up one-third of the Jordans in the NHL this season. In the league’s history, there have been only 20 players named Jordan. One fifth have played for the Blues. In many workplaces, having that many people with the same name could be potentially confusing, but this is hockey, where first names don’t matter and are almost never used in the dressing room. Still, for guidance, we turned to the team’s foremost expert on Jordans, defenseman Chris Butler, who played with three of them in San Antonio and, as the other call-up Monday, is still with three. “Actually it’s not too hard (to tell them apart),” he said. “Binnington’s about 120 pounds, Jordan Nolan is 6-3, 210. Schmaltzie I’ve known for a long time so I’ve got a lot of nicknames for him. They’re all pretty distinguishable, I would say.” So since no one actually calls any of them Jordan, how do the nicknames work out? Starting with Kyrou, Butler explains. “A lot of guys call him the Rooster. Ky-Roo, rooster,” he said. “Nolan is just Noles. (Binnington is) Binner. (Schmaltz is) Schmaltzie or Swish. He likes to go by Swish sometimes. They’re all pretty easy to distinguish between them.”

INJURY UPDATES Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen and Carl Gunnarsson, the three Blues listed as day-to-day, all skated with the team in the morning skate Wednesday. For Schwartz, it was his first time on the ice with the team since his injury. For Gunnarsson, it was his second, though it’s been two weeks since he was last on. For Steen, it’s been five days since he suffered a concussion against Colorado, so his being back on the ice could point to a quick return. “They’re out there with us, so I guess they’re feeling better,” interim coach

Craig Berube said. Gunnarsson was hurt Nov. 16 at Vegas and accompanied the Blues on their trip to Nashville right before Thanksgiving but hasn’t skated with the team since. “That was before we figured out if it was bad or not,” he said. “I tried it out too much that day and then, I wouldn’t say it was a setback, but we figured out where we were.” Gunnarsson wasn’t sure when he might get back in the lineup. He’s on injured reserve but is eligible to come off at any time.

FAMILY AFFAIR In the Blues’ game with Arizona, defenseman Joel Edmundson got a slash in the back of his legs from the Coyotes’ Nick Schmaltz. That would be Nick Schmaltz, brother of Blues defenseman Jordan Schmaltz, who was left somewhere in between. “I talked to both of them (afterward),” Jordan said. “It’s funny. Obviously, that’s my brother and I’m good buddies with Eddie, so it’s funny. It’s what happens. It’s hockey, man. It’s what happens out there.” “It was all part of the game, the heat of the moment,” Edmundson said. “I got a great hit on him so I was expecting something in return, from him or someone else, so it caught me off guard. It caught me by surprise. … A little bruise, nothing major, though. I think I got him pretty good too, though. It’s all fair.” BLUENOTES Schmaltz and Sammy Blais were healthy scratches for the Blues. … Edmundson and Brayden Schenn wore A’s as alternate captains, along with Vladimir Tarasenko. Ryan O’Reilly and Colton Parayko had worn the letters in the Arizona game. That brings to eight the number of Blues who have worn letters this season. Plus, Butler and Nolan were captain and alternate captain, respectively, at San Antonio. ... Forty-three seconds into the game, the Blues were called for having too many men on the ice. It’s the leaguehigh seventh time they’ve been called for that and the fourth time in Craig Berube’s seven games as coach. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


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12.06.2018 • Thursday • M 2

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCh • B3

Blues lose to Edmonton in a shootout BLUES • FROM B1

“When you get up 2-0 in hockey, you gotta try to make it 3-0 and we just sat back,” Schenn said. “The whole second, the whole third. Chip pucks in. We got caught in a threequarter ice game the second period. They just kept coming at us, coming at us. We didn’t have any O-zone time. And third period, we just sat back again.” The result was all too familiar for the Blues, now 9-13-4 and winners of only three of their last dozen games (3-8-1). It’s the fourth time this season the team has lost after taking a 2-0 lead, with three of those four coming in overtime and shootout situations. They also fell to 1-5-4 in one-goal games, with the only victory coming Friday in Colorado. The Blues also frittered away a 2-0 lead in that one but managed to win 3-2 in overtime. But with the exception of that performance in Denver, why does this keep happening over and over? “We’re a fragile group, I guess,” interim coach Craig Berube said. “Guys are trying to hang on to a lead instead of making it 3-0. That’s gotta be more of our mindset. We should’ve came out in the second period and pushed the pace right away on them and tried to make it 3-0.” The Blues got first-period goals by Ivan Barbashev and Schenn to take that 2-0 lead. They outshot the Oilers 15-5, had plenty of space to operate and kept McDavid bottled up. But then came the second period. The Oilers had the first six shots on goal in the period, with the sixth a Ryan NugentHopkins goal during a scramble in front of the Blues’ net. Robert Thomas was between Nugent-Hopkins and Blues goalie Jake Allen but needed to be stronger on the body against Nugent-Hopkins. Edmonton dominated, outshooting St. Louis 17-7 in the period. “The game never should have gotten to overtime,” said Allen, who was solid in goal. “It’s unfortunate it did.” The inference from Allen, obviously, was that the Blues let one slip away and let Edmonton take over the game. But there’s another reason the game should never have gotten to overtime, a bad call by referee Justin St. Pierre less than three minutes after the Nugent-Hopkins goal. Zach Sanford scored at the 6:05 mark of the second, but the goal was waved off because of a penalty on Vladimir Tarasenko for goaltender’s interference. Replays clearly showed, from a couple of angles, that Edmonton defensman Matt Benning used his stick and his shoulder to lean into Tarasenko. The impact caused Tarasenko to tumble into Oilers goalie Cam Talbot. “It definitely looked like (Tarasenko got shoved),” Sanford said. “I thought he did. But

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Blues interim coach Craig Berube yells at his players just before the Edmonton Oilers scored the tying goal with just under a minute to play in regulation Wednesday night.

I’m not the one making the call. It’s the ref’s call. We can’t change that. “I kind of knew right away by everyone’s reaction (the goal) wasn’t gonna count. The ref explained that he had the penalty before the puck went in. It was a dead puck as soon as I touched it.” So instead of being a 3-1 Blues lead, it was 2-1, and Tarasenko was in the penalty box. “Yeah, he got pushed,” Berube said. Did Berube let the referees know that he thought Tarasenko got pushed? “Yep,” he said. And what did they say? “Nothing. They’re not gonna say anything,” Berube said. “They made the call. They can’t reverse it. It is a big swing, but ...” Even so, the Blues were almost home with two points and a victory before Klefbom sent a one-timer slap shot through a maze of players for the late game-tying goal. “I saw the big windup,” Allen said. “I knew he was going far side so I tried to push over there. I just didn’t get a good enough read on it. I should have tried to get a better read on it.”

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Berube thought Tarasenko, the nearest defender, didn’t get out nearly close enough to Klefbom. “We gotta block that shot,” Berube said. “That’s the biggest thing. (Tarasenko) could be out further. He could get out there a little quicker and get in the shooting lane. Do a better job there for sure.” The Blues overcame a slashing penalty on Schenn at the 1:34 mark of overtime to take the game into the shootout stage. Tyler Bozak scored for the Blues, but then Tarasenko and Schenn missed their shootout attempts. Meanwhile, Nugent-Hopkins and McDavid made theirs, boosting Edmonton’s record to 14-12-2. “I was trying what was working for me last year,” said Schenn, who was three for three on shootout attempts last season. “It’s time to switch it up now and get back to the drawing board just in case your number gets called again.” Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Edmonton won shootout 2-1. First period B: Barbashev 3 (Nolan, Sundqvist), 6:05. B: Schenn 6 (Butler, Dunn), 13:32. Penalties: Blues bench, served by Perron (too many men on the ice), 0:43; P.Russell, EDM, (tripping), 16:27; Schenn, STL, (slashing), 18:54. Second period E: Nugent-Hopkins 7 (Nurse, K.Russell), 4:04. Penalties: Tarasenko, STL, (interference), 6:55. Third period E: Klefbom 3 (McDavid, Khaira), 19:04. Penalties: Spooner, EDM, (hooking), 3:08; Sundqvist, STL, (holding), 7:52. Overtime None. Penalties: Schenn, STL, (tripping), 1:34. Shootout Edmonton 2 (Nugent-Hopkins G, McDavid G), Blues 1 (Bozak G, Tarasenko NG, Schenn NG). Shots on goal Edmonton 5 17 11 3 36 Blues 15 7 6 2 30 Power-plays Edmonton 0 of 5; Blues 0 of 2. Goaltenders Edmonton, Talbot 6-9-1 (30 shots-28 saves). Blues, Allen 7-7-4 (36-34). A: 16,551.

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Hey, Jordan! Don’t all answer at same time But hockey’s customs keep confusion to a minimum BY TOM TIMMERMANN st. Louis Post-dispatch

When the Blues needed to make roster moves Monday, among the players they called up from San Antonio were Jordan Nolan and Jordan Kyrou. With Jordan Schmaltz already on the roster, that meant three of the 23 players on the Blues’ active roster were named Jordan. (And another Jordan, Jordan Binnington, is playing in San Antonio.) Those three make up one-third of the Jordans in the NHL this season. In the league’s history, there have been only 20 players named Jordan. One fifth have played for the Blues. In many workplaces, having that many people with the same name could be potentially confusing, but this is hockey, where first names don’t matter and are almost never used in the dressing room. Still, for guidance, we turned to the team’s foremost expert on Jordans, defenseman Chris Butler, who played with three of them in San Antonio and, as the other call-up Monday, is still with three. “Actually it’s not too hard (to tell them apart),” he said. “Binnington’s about 120 pounds, Jordan Nolan is 6-3, 210. Schmaltzie I’ve known for a long time so I’ve got a lot of nicknames for him. They’re all pretty distinguishable, I would say.” So since no one actually calls any of them Jordan, how do the nicknames work out? Starting with Kyrou, Butler explains. “A lot of guys call him the Rooster. Ky-Roo, rooster,” he said. “Nolan is just Noles. (Binnington is) Binner. (Schmaltz is) Schmaltzie or Swish. He likes to go by Swish sometimes. They’re all pretty easy to distinguish between them.”

INJURY UPDATES Jaden Schwartz, Alexander Steen and Carl Gunnarsson, the three Blues listed as day-to-day, all skated with the team in the morning skate Wednesday. For Schwartz, it was his first time on the ice with the team since his injury. For Gunnarsson, it was his second, though it’s been two weeks since he was last on. For Steen, it’s been five days since he suffered a concussion against Colorado, so his being back on the ice could point to a quick return. “They’re out there with us, so I guess they’re feeling better,” interim coach

Craig Berube said. Gunnarsson was hurt Nov. 16 at Vegas and accompanied the Blues on their trip to Nashville right before Thanksgiving but hasn’t skated with the team since. “That was before we figured out if it was bad or not,” he said. “I tried it out too much that day and then, I wouldn’t say it was a setback, but we figured out where we were.” Gunnarsson wasn’t sure when he might get back in the lineup. He’s on injured reserve but is eligible to come off at any time.

FAMILY AFFAIR In the Blues’ game with Arizona, defenseman Joel Edmundson got a slash in the back of his legs from the Coyotes’ Nick Schmaltz. That would be Nick Schmaltz, brother of Blues defenseman Jordan Schmaltz, who was left somewhere in between. “I talked to both of them (afterward),” Jordan said. “It’s funny. Obviously, that’s my brother and I’m good buddies with Eddie, so it’s funny. It’s what happens. It’s hockey, man. It’s what happens out there.” “It was all part of the game, the heat of the moment,” Edmundson said. “I got a great hit on him so I was expecting something in return, from him or someone else, so it caught me off guard. It caught me by surprise. … A little bruise, nothing major, though. I think I got him pretty good too, though. It’s all fair.” BLUENOTES Schmaltz and Sammy Blais were healthy scratches for the Blues. … Edmundson and Brayden Schenn wore A’s as alternate captains, along with Vladimir Tarasenko. Ryan O’Reilly and Colton Parayko had worn the letters in the Arizona game. That brings to eight the number of Blues who have worn letters this season. Plus, Butler and Nolan were captain and alternate captain, respectively, at San Antonio. ... Forty-three seconds into the game, the Blues were called for having too many men on the ice. It’s the leaguehigh seventh time they’ve been called for that and the fourth time in Craig Berube’s seven games as coach. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


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M 1 • THURSDAY • 12.06.2018

No. 19 Buckeyes rally to beat Illinois Ohio State’s strong second half leads to more Illini angst

No. 19 OHIO ST. 77, ILLINOIS 67 FG FT Reb OHIO ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS K.Wesson 21 5-8 3-5 2-7 1 3 13 A.Wesson 22 0-2 4-4 1-3 1 4 4 Young 28 3-4 0-2 1-5 3 4 6 Jackson 20 2-7 2-2 0-1 5 1 8 Muhammad 35 1-5 3-6 2-4 1 4 6 Woods 32 6-10 5-5 1-4 2 3 18 Jallow 24 3-6 4-6 2-9 0 1 11 Washington 14 4-8 0-0 0-3 1 1 9 LeDee 2 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 1 2 Lane 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 24-51 23-32 9-36 14 23 77 Percentages: FG.471, FT.719. 3-point goals: 6-16, .375. Team rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 19. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 19. Steals: 8. Technical fouls: coach Chris Holtmann, 2:46 first. FG FT Reb ILLINOIS Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Bezhanishvili 19 1-3 3-4 2-5 0 5 5 Nichols 30 6-11 4-5 1-5 1 4 18 Dosunmu 32 1-9 3-4 0-1 4 3 5 Frazier 25 6-16 4-4 2-4 3 5 18 Jordan 34 1-3 3-4 1-4 2 1 6 Williams 28 2-8 2-2 0-7 0 4 7 Feliz 24 1-6 2-2 2-3 0 1 4 De La Rosa 5 1-2 2-2 0-1 0 3 4 Griffin 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Kane 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 19-58 23-27 8-30 10 26 67 Percentages: FG.328, FT.852. 3-point goals: 6-19, .316. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 13. Blocked shots: 2. Turnovers: 13. Steals: 12. Technical fouls: None. Ohio St. 34 43 — 77 Illinois 38 29 — 67 A: 5,285

BY JOEY WAGNER Decatur Herald & Review

CHICAGO • Same old song, same

old dance for the Illini: Play well in spurts, and watch the game slip away. Illinois closed out the first half in a fury, getting steals and running for layups while capitalizing at the free-throw line. The second half, though, was different. No. 19 Ohio State controlled the glass and continued to ride the bus to the free-throw line that Illini opponents have hopped aboard all season, shooting 21 in the second half alone. The result was a Top-25 Ohio State team breaking away from Illinois on the way to a 77-67 win at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday night. Ohio State found its footing just after halftime. That was, in large part, thanks to big man Kaleb Wesson, who finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds, returning after foul trouble limited his first half. Wesson scored six quick points in the second half that helped the Buckeyes (8-1, 2-0) wipe away a four-point lead that the Illini took into halftime. By the 13:23 mark of the second half, after a Duane Washington Jr. basket, the Buckeyes had a 52-51 lead and never relinquished it. “The game was decided in the first five minutes of the second half,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. “Wesson was impactful and I think we had five fouls and were extremely passive, especially guarding the ball — especially on the perimeter. They made three or four passes the first possession, they never made those in the first half. “It’s something we’re talking about, it’s something we’re addressing. We’re looking for that fight, that consistency, that sus-

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Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson (center) battles for the ball between Alan Griffin (right) and Ayo Dosunmu as Illini forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili (15) looks on Wednesday night in Chicago.

tainability and any other adjective you’d like to use because when we do it, we’re really good.” Illinois (2-7, 0-2 in the Big Ten) closed the first half on a 16-4 run in the final 4:41, arguably the best stretch of basketball the Illini have played all season. The defense forced six turnovers and the offense took advantage, mostly from the free-throw line (10-of-13). Ohio State went 6:56 between made field goals late in the first with turnovers aplenty. Head coach Chris Holtmann called the Illini “relentless.” “I was very pleased with our first half,” Underwood said. “I thought for a six-,seven-, eight-minute stretch (we were) as good as we’ve looked and was the way I envision us. We were flying around, took them out of what they wanted to do and the ball moved. We got some easy baskets. That was a really, really good stretch.”

Shooting woes costly as SLU falls at SIUC

Flashes. Right now, that’s what the Illini are getting. Little nuggets of hope like in the end of the Gonzaga game, the first half of the Iowa State game or spurts in the second half of the Notre Dame game. There are various puzzle pieces sitting on the table, begging to be put together by someone, anyone will do. There’s no doubt in the locker room, but the next step is to find a way to close out basketball games. Illinois redshirt junior Kipper Nichols didn’t know exactly how to keep the consistency and effort up, but it’s imperative to improve those things. “Forty minutes of basketball, 40 minutes of basketball and focusing in on the details for the duration of the game,” Nichols said. “At certain points in the game, our effort was outstanding. If we do that for 40 minutes and sustain that energy and effort, I think we can give ourselves

a chance to win a lot of ballgames and we can play with anybody in the country.” Nichols had his best game of the season with 18 points, but there were signs after Sunday’s loss at Nebraska that he may be starting to settle in offensively. He scored 12 points in that game. On Wednesday, he had steals that turned into layups and was hitting 3-pointers, showing the scoring prowess he’d displayed last season. The Nebraska game was a confidence builder. “Practice and continuing to trust the process,” Kipper said of the change in his play, “and believing in the big guy right here (nudging towards Underwood). Just listening to everything he tells me to and go out there. What he wants is for us to go out and give our best effort. If we do that, good things will happen.” Despite the Illini’s 32.8 shooting percentage (27 percent in the second half), Underwood

thought opportunities were there. Illinois missed 13 layups, a massive problem according to the coach. “I felt like the shots we got were really good ones,” Underwood said. In a game that had a foul stench hanging over it, the teams were called for a combined 49 fouls, Underwood fought until the end, even after sophomore guard Trent Frazier took a hard fall to the court with 1:19 left in the game and was helped to the locker room after writhing with pain on the court before checking back into the game. Underwood was impassioned on his way off the United Center floor. “I’m a fighter,” Underwood said. “I’m going to be passionate. Sometimes it’s important for our players to understand what passion is and sometimes it’s important to understand that losing is not OK. Sometimes it’s important to know that blowing an assignment repeatedly is not OK, but I love every one of them.”

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kind of playing in mud a lot of the time. Give them credit, they were ready to go.” Javon Bess was able to start for SLU after suffering an ankle injury in the closing minutes against Butler on Saturday. He played 37 minutes after missing two practices but made one of 10 shots and scored three points, although he was able to grab 15 rebounds. After SIUC coach Barry Hinson said his team’s defense was as good as SLU’s, the Salukis went out and proved it. SLU shot 33.3 percent, missed 20 3-pointers and had 16 turnovers. The Billikens generated 18 more shots by grabbing 16 offensive rebounds, but they never were able to take advantage, scoring no more than six consecutive points on the Salukis. “I think it started on defense,” guard Jordan Goodwin said. “It seemed we were a second slow for everything. Bad defense carried to the offense, which was bad. I’m not going to say it was them. I’m going to say it was probably on us. We were getting shots we normally make. That happens, especially when you’re on the road.” Down four points with 30 seconds left, the Billikens watched the Salukis miss four consecutive free throws to keep the door open. And still the Billikens couldn’t convert to add more pressure. “We were imploring them to do certain things and we couldn’t get there,” Ford said. “Certain things we judge ourselves on we were showing them and saying, ‘We’re not doing any of them and you’re down two or four.’ But those guys did a great job of not letting us get a lead.” SLU led for all of 12 seconds in the first half and then traded baskets with the Salukis for the first six minutes of the second half after trailing by four at the break. With both teams seeking a run that would create a cushion, SIUC went on a 7-0 run for a 4234 lead with 10 minutes, 33 seconds left. The Salukis eventually built the advantage to 53-41 with 6:44 remaining, never allowing SLU to go ahead. At the pace the game was moving, that seemed a huge mountain for the Billikens to overcome. It became more of a mountain when SIUC’s Thik Bol blocked five shots down the stretch and

FG FT Reb ST. LOUIS U. Min M-A M-A O-T A French 29 6-12 1-2 4-9 1 Gordon 28 5-10 1-2 0-2 2 Bess 37 1-10 0-0 1-14 6 Goodwin 34 4-13 2-3 2-4 2 Isabell 30 3-10 0-0 0-2 3 Foreman 16 1-4 0-0 1-1 0 Thatch 15 2-5 0-2 0-3 0 Jacobs 7 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 Hankton 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 Totals 200 23-68 4-9 9-37 14 Percentages: FG.338, FT.444. 3-point goals: 6-26, .231. Team rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 16. Blocked shots: 1. Turnovers: 16. Steals: 8. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb S. ILLINOIS Min M-A M-A O-T A Pippen 23 5-6 0-0 2-5 1 Bartley 34 2-4 4-6 0-4 2 Cook 30 1-8 1-4 0-3 4 Fletcher 33 4-9 4-6 0-5 1 Lloyd 33 5-9 2-2 1-9 0 McGill 21 2-6 0-2 0-4 3 Bol 13 3-6 0-1 1-6 0 Beane 10 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 Stradnieks 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 200 23-51 11-21 4-36 11 Percentages: FG.451, FT.524. 3-point goals: 4-18, .222. Team rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 17. Blocked shots: 8. Turnovers: 17. Steals: 9. Technical fouls: None. St. Louis U. 23 33 — S. Illinois 27 34 — A: 5,021.

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altered several others. “It was really big. I think it saved us the game,” Bol said. “I came in there thinking ‘Block everything.’ That’s what the coaches told me before the game.” SLU tried to go inside with regularity, and that allowed Hasahn French to score 13 points to lead the team and Carte’Are Gordon added 11. They combined to make 11 of 22 shots. “I don’t think we pounded the ball inside enough,” Goodwin said. “We kind of gave their bigs a break by shooting a lot of 3s.” The Billikens reverted to some of their worst offensive traits from the opening tip. They mishandled the ball to the tune of nine turnovers in the first half. They missed a fast break opportunity when Demarius Jacobs missed a dunk. And while shooting 33 percent, they produced only one free throw, which was missed. The Salukis also outrebounded SLU in the first half, producing six second-chance points. SIUC seemed willing to surrender open 3-pointers and the Billikens shot 14 in the first 20 minutes, making three. It was a worthwhile venture as the Salukis packed the lane and forced seven turnovers by SLU’s big men French, Gordon and D.J. Foreman in the opening half. They finished with 10 for the game. Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

Amir Coffey scored a careerhigh 32 points, Jordan Murphy had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and host Minnesota rallied to beat No. 24 Nebraska 85-78 on Wednesday night. Isaac Copeland led Nebraska (7-2, 1-1 Big Ten) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Roby chipped in 15 points and Glynn Watson added 14 for the Huskers, who were looking to start the season 8-1 for the first time in 15 years. The Huskers led by as many as 13 in the second half, but the Gophers came back with the support of a raucous home crowd. After Copeland picked up his fourth foul with 5:44 to go, Coffey converted a three-point play that cut Nebraska’s lead to 69-65. A minute later, Dupree McBrayer hit a 3-pointer to pull Minnesota to within 71-68. After Watson made two free throws, Murphy and Coffey combined to score the next nine points, with Coffey’s 3-pointer putting Minnesota on top to stay, 77-73. Coffey surpassed his previous career high of 30 with a driving layup with 53 seconds to go, and Murphy hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final 11 seconds. Nebraska hit five of its first six shots to open the game, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead 12-4. Coffey scored nine of his 14 first-half points in an 11-0 run that put Minnesota (72, 1-1) ahead 36-32. Coffey picked up his third foul with 4:11 to play in the half. While he was out, James Palmer scored six points and the Huskers outscored Minnesota 12-3 to take a 44-39 lead at the break. Minnesota bounced back after going 0 for 13 on 3-pointers in a 20-point loss at Ohio State. They made 3 of 8 from long range Wednesday, getting huge 3-pointers from McBrayer and Coffey during the comeback.

AREA Missouri State 84, Western Kentucky 78 • The host Bears shot 75 percent from the field in the second half and erased a 29-28 halftime deficit to get by the Hilltoppers. The win snapped a five-game skid for the Bears (4-5), who knocked down eight 3-pointers in the second half, converted 13-of-16 shots from two-point range and sank 21-of-28 shots

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Nebraska’s Amir Harris (1) grabs a rebound in front of Minnesota forward Jarvis Omersa (21) in the first half of the Gophers’ Big Ten victory on Wednesday night.

overall to post their highest scoring period – 56 points – since 2013. MSU, which improved to 4-0 at home, got 18 points from Tulio Da Silva and 15 apiece by Ryan Kreklow and Keandre Cook. Taveion Hollingsworth had a game-high 24 points to lead WKU (4-4).

NOTEBOOK Sanctions unlikely until after NCAA Tournament • NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men’s tournament begins in March. The first federal trial in the case in October resulted in the conviction of three men for wire fraud after testimony that implicated several schools, including Louisville, Arizona and Kansas, of being involved in payments to high school players. The trial was held in New York. “There’s been, I think, some confusion out there where some people have said the Southern District has now given you a green light to race forth and engage and that’s a bit of a simplification to say the least,” Emmert said during an interview at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. “There’s still ongoing trials. There’s still investigatory work being done by the U.S. Attorney’s office. We have to be very respectful of that process.”

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Gonzaga (8-0) vs. Washington, late. Next: vs. No. 7 Tennessee, Sunday. 2. Kansas (7-0) idle. Next: vs. New Mexico State, Saturday. 3. Duke (8-1) beat Hartford 84-54. Next: vs. Yale, Saturday. 4. Virginia (8-0) idle. Next: vs. VCU, Sunday. 5. Michigan (9-0) idle. Next: vs. South Carolina, Saturday. 6. Nevada (8-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 20 Arizona State, Friday. 7. Tennessee (6-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 1 Gonzaga, Sunday. 8. Auburn (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Dayton, Saturday. 9. Kentucky (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday. 10. Michigan State (7-2) idle. Next: at Florida, Saturday. 11. Florida State (7-1) idle. Next: vs. UConn, Saturday. 12. Wisconsin (8-1) idle. Next: at Marquette, Saturday. 13. Texas Tech (8-0) beat ArkansasPine Bluff 65-47. Next: vs. Northwestern State, Wednesday. 14. North Carolina (7-2) beat UNC Wilmington 97-69. Next: vs. No. 1 Gonzaga, Saturday, Dec. 15. 15. Virginia Tech (7-1) beat VMI 89-68. Next: vs. S.C. State, Sunday. 16. Kansas State (6-1) idle. Next: at Tulsa, Saturday. 17. Buffalo (8-0) beat Le Moyne 89-55. Next: at St. Bonaventure, Saturday. 18. Iowa (6-2) idle. Next: vs. Iowa State, Thursday. 19. Ohio State (8-1) beat Illinois 77-67. Next: vs. Bucknell, Saturday, Dec. 15. 20. Arizona State (7-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 6 Nevada, Friday. 21. Villanova (7-2) beat Temple 69-59. Next: vs. Saint Joseph’s, Saturday. 22. Mississippi State (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Clemson, Saturday. 23. Maryland (7-1) idle. Next: at Purdue, Thursday. 24. Nebraska (7-2) lost to Minnesota 85-78. Next: vs. Creighton, Saturday. 25. Furman (9-0) idle. Next: at South Carolina Upstate, Saturday.


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M 2 • THURSDAY • 12.06.2018

No. 19 Buckeyes rally to beat Illinois Ohio State’s strong second half leads to more Illini angst

No. 19 OHIO ST. 77, ILLINOIS 67 FG FT Reb OHIO ST. Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS K.Wesson 21 5-8 3-5 2-7 1 3 13 A.Wesson 22 0-2 4-4 1-3 1 4 4 Young 28 3-4 0-2 1-5 3 4 6 Jackson 20 2-7 2-2 0-1 5 1 8 Muhammad 35 1-5 3-6 2-4 1 4 6 Woods 32 6-10 5-5 1-4 2 3 18 Jallow 24 3-6 4-6 2-9 0 1 11 Washington 14 4-8 0-0 0-3 1 1 9 LeDee 2 0-1 2-2 0-0 0 1 2 Lane 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 24-51 23-32 9-36 14 23 77 Percentages: FG.471, FT.719. 3-point goals: 6-16, .375. Team rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 19. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 19. Steals: 8. Technical fouls: coach Chris Holtmann, 2:46 first. FG FT Reb ILLINOIS Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Bezhanishvili 19 1-3 3-4 2-5 0 5 5 Nichols 30 6-11 4-5 1-5 1 4 18 Dosunmu 32 1-9 3-4 0-1 4 3 5 Frazier 25 6-16 4-4 2-4 3 5 18 Jordan 34 1-3 3-4 1-4 2 1 6 Williams 28 2-8 2-2 0-7 0 4 7 Feliz 24 1-6 2-2 2-3 0 1 4 De La Rosa 5 1-2 2-2 0-1 0 3 4 Griffin 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Kane 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 19-58 23-27 8-30 10 26 67 Percentages: FG.328, FT.852. 3-point goals: 6-19, .316. Team rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 13. Blocked shots: 2. Turnovers: 13. Steals: 12. Technical fouls: None. Ohio St. 34 43 — 77 Illinois 38 29 — 67 A: 5,285

BY JOEY WAGNER Decatur Herald & Review

CHICAGO • Same old song, same

old dance for the Illini: Play well in spurts, and watch the game slip away. Illinois closed out the first half in a fury, getting steals and running for layups while capitalizing at the free-throw line. The second half, though, was different. No. 19 Ohio State controlled the glass and continued to ride the bus to the free-throw line that Illini opponents have hopped aboard all season, shooting 21 in the second half alone. The result was a Top-25 Ohio State team breaking away from Illinois on the way to a 77-67 win at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday night. Ohio State found its footing just after halftime. That was, in large part, thanks to big man Kaleb Wesson, who finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds, returning after foul trouble limited his first half. Wesson scored six quick points in the second half that helped the Buckeyes (8-1, 2-0) wipe away a four-point lead that the Illini took into halftime. By the 13:23 mark of the second half, after a Duane Washington Jr. basket, the Buckeyes had a 52-51 lead and never relinquished it. “The game was decided in the first five minutes of the second half,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. “Wesson was impactful and I think we had five fouls and were extremely passive, especially guarding the ball — especially on the perimeter. They made three or four passes the first possession, they never made those in the first half. “It’s something we’re talking about, it’s something we’re addressing. We’re looking for that fight, that consistency, that sustainability and any other adjec-

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Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson (center) battles for the ball between Alan Griffin (right) and Ayo Dosunmu as Illini forward Giorgi Bezhanishvili (15) looks on Wednesday night in Chicago.

tive you’d like to use because when we do it, we’re really good.” Illinois (2-7, 0-2 in the Big Ten) closed the first half on a 16-4 run in the final 4:41, arguably the best stretch of basketball the Illini have played all season. The defense forced six turnovers and the offense took advantage, mostly from the free-throw line (10-of-13). Ohio State went 6:56 between made field goals late in the first with turnovers aplenty. Head coach Chris Holtmann called the Illini “relentless.” “I was very pleased with our first half,” Underwood said. “I thought for a six-,seven-, eight-minute stretch (we were) as good as we’ve looked and was the way I envision us. We were flying around, took them out of what they wanted to do and the ball moved. We got some easy baskets. That was a really, really good stretch.” Flashes. Right now, that’s what

Shooting woes costly as SLU falls at SIUC HOOPS • FROM B1

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kind of playing in mud a lot of the time. Give them credit, they were ready to go.” Javon Bess was able to start for SLU after suffering an ankle injury in the closing minutes against Butler on Saturday. He played 37 minutes after missing two practices but made one of 10 shots and scored three points, although he was able to grab 15 rebounds. After SIUC coach Barry Hinson said his team’s defense was as good as SLU’s, the Salukis went out and proved it. SLU shot 33.3 percent, missed 20 3-pointers and had 16 turnovers. The Billikens generated 18 more shots by grabbing 16 offensive rebounds, but they never were able to take advantage, scoring no more than six consecutive points on the Salukis. “I think it started on defense,” guard Jordan Goodwin said. “It seemed we were a second slow for everything. Bad defense carried to the offense, which was bad. I’m not going to say it was them. I’m going to say it was probably on us. We were getting shots we normally make. That happens, especially when you’re on the road.” Down four points with 30 seconds left, the Billikens watched the Salukis miss four consecutive free throws to keep the door open. And still the Billikens couldn’t convert to add more pressure. “We were imploring them to do certain things and we couldn’t get there,” Ford said. “Certain things we judge ourselves on we were showing them and saying, ‘We’re not doing any of them and you’re down two or four.’ But those guys did a great job of not letting us get a lead.” SLU led for all of 12 seconds in the first half and then traded baskets with the Salukis for the first six minutes of the second half after trailing by four at the break. With both teams seeking a run that would create a cushion, SIUC went on a 7-0 run for a 4234 lead with 10 minutes, 33 seconds left. The Salukis eventually built the advantage to 53-41 with 6:44 remaining, never allowing SLU to go ahead. At the pace the game was moving, that seemed a huge mountain for the Billikens to overcome. It became more of a mountain when SIUC’s Thik Bol blocked five shots down the stretch and

FG FT Reb ST. LOUIS U. Min M-A M-A O-T A French 29 6-12 1-2 4-9 1 Gordon 28 5-10 1-2 0-2 2 Bess 37 1-10 0-0 1-14 6 Goodwin 34 4-13 2-3 2-4 2 Isabell 30 3-10 0-0 0-2 3 Foreman 16 1-4 0-0 1-1 0 Thatch 15 2-5 0-2 0-3 0 Jacobs 7 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 Hankton 4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 Totals 200 23-68 4-9 9-37 14 Percentages: FG.338, FT.444. 3-point goals: 6-26, .231. Team rebounds: 7. Team Turnovers: 16. Blocked shots: 1. Turnovers: 16. Steals: 8. Technical fouls: None. FG FT Reb S. ILLINOIS Min M-A M-A O-T A Pippen 23 5-6 0-0 2-5 1 Bartley 34 2-4 4-6 0-4 2 Cook 30 1-8 1-4 0-3 4 Fletcher 33 4-9 4-6 0-5 1 Lloyd 33 5-9 2-2 1-9 0 McGill 21 2-6 0-2 0-4 3 Bol 13 3-6 0-1 1-6 0 Beane 10 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 Stradnieks 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Totals 200 23-51 11-21 4-36 11 Percentages: FG.451, FT.524. 3-point goals: 4-18, .222. Team rebounds: 4. Team Turnovers: 17. Blocked shots: 8. Turnovers: 17. Steals: 9. Technical fouls: None. St. Louis U. 23 33 — S. Illinois 27 34 — A: 5,021.

and we can play with anybody in the country.” Nichols had his best game of the season with 18 points, but there were signs after Sunday’s loss at Nebraska that he may be starting to settle in offensively. He scored 12 points in that game. On Wednesday, he had steals that turned into layups and was hitting 3-pointers, showing the scoring prowess he’d displayed last season. The Nebraska game was a confidence builder. “Practice and continuing to trust the process,” Kipper said of the change in his play, “and believing in the big guy right here (nudging towards Underwood). Just listening to everything he tells me to and go out there. What he wants is for us to go out and give our best effort. If we do that, good things will happen.” Despite the Illini’s 32.8 shooting percentage (27 percent in the second half), Underwood thought opportunities were

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altered several others. “It was really big. I think it saved us the game,” Bol said. “I came in there thinking ‘Block everything.’ That’s what the coaches told me before the game.” SLU tried to go inside with regularity, and that allowed Hasahn French to score 13 points to lead the team and Carte’Are Gordon added 11. They combined to make 11 of 22 shots. “I don’t think we pounded the ball inside enough,” Goodwin said. “We kind of gave their bigs a break by shooting a lot of 3s.” The Billikens reverted to some of their worst offensive traits from the opening tip. They mishandled the ball to the tune of nine turnovers in the first half. They missed a fast break opportunity when Demarius Jacobs missed a dunk. And while shooting 33 percent, they produced only one free throw, which was missed. The Salukis also outrebounded SLU in the first half, producing six second-chance points. SIUC seemed willing to surrender open 3-pointers and the Billikens shot 14 in the first 20 minutes, making three. It was a worthwhile venture as the Salukis packed the lane and forced seven turnovers by SLU’s big men French, Gordon and D.J. Foreman in the opening half. They finished with 10 for the game. Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

the Illini are getting. Little nuggets of hope like in the end of the Gonzaga game, the first half of the Iowa State game or spurts in the second half of the Notre Dame game. There are various puzzle pieces sitting on the table, begging to be put together by someone, anyone will do. There’s no doubt in the locker room, but the next step is to find a way to close out basketball games. Illinois redshirt junior Kipper Nichols didn’t know exactly how to keep the consistency and effort up, but it’s imperative to improve those things. “Forty minutes of basketball, 40 minutes of basketball and focusing in on the details for the duration of the game,” Nichols said. “At certain points in the game, our effort was outstanding. If we do that for 40 minutes and sustain that energy and effort, I think we can give ourselves a chance to win a lot of ballgames

there. Illinois missed 13 layups, a massive problem according to the coach. “I felt like the shots we got were really good ones,” Underwood said. In a game that had a foul stench hanging over it, the teams were called for a combined 49 fouls, Underwood fought until the end, even after sophomore guard Trent Frazier took a hard fall to the court with 1:19 left in the game and was helped to the locker room after writhing with pain on the court before checking back into the game. Underwood was impassioned on his way off the United Center floor. “I’m a fighter,” Underwood said. “I’m going to be passionate. Sometimes it’s important for our players to understand what passion is and sometimes it’s important to understand that losing is not OK. Sometimes it’s important to know that blowing an assignment repeatedly is not OK, but I love every one of them.”

Amir Coffey scored a careerhigh 32 points, Jordan Murphy had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and host Minnesota rallied to beat No. 24 Nebraska 85-78 on Wednesday night. Isaac Copeland led Nebraska (7-2, 1-1 Big Ten) with 17 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Roby chipped in 15 points and Glynn Watson added 14 for the Huskers, who were looking to start the season 8-1 for the first time in 15 years. The Huskers led by as many as 13 in the second half, but the Gophers came back with the support of a raucous home crowd. After Copeland picked up his fourth foul with 5:44 to go, Coffey converted a three-point play that cut Nebraska’s lead to 69-65. A minute later, Dupree McBrayer hit a 3-pointer to pull Minnesota to within 71-68. After Watson made two free throws, Murphy and Coffey combined to score the next nine points, with Coffey’s 3-pointer putting Minnesota on top to stay, 77-73. Coffey surpassed his previous career high of 30 with a driving layup with 53 seconds to go, and Murphy hit 4 of 4 free throws in the final 11 seconds. Nebraska hit five of its first six shots to open the game, including a pair of 3-pointers, to lead 12-4. Coffey scored nine of his 14 first-half points in an 11-0 run that put Minnesota (72, 1-1) ahead 36-32. Coffey picked up his third foul with 4:11 to play in the half. While he was out, James Palmer scored six points and the Huskers outscored Minnesota 12-3 to take a 44-39 lead at the break. Minnesota bounced back after going 0 for 13 on 3-pointers in a 20-point loss at Ohio State. They made 3 of 8 from long range Wednesday, getting huge 3-pointers from McBrayer and Coffey during the comeback.

AREA Missouri State 84, Western Kentucky 78 • The host Bears shot 75 percent from the field in the second half and erased a 29-28 halftime deficit to get by the Hilltoppers. The win snapped a five-game skid for the Bears (4-5), who knocked down eight 3-pointers in the second half, converted 13-of-16 shots from two-point range and sank 21-of-28 shots

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overall to post their highest scoring period – 56 points – since 2013. MSU, which improved to 4-0 at home, got 18 points from Tulio Da Silva and 15 apiece by Ryan Kreklow and Keandre Cook. Taveion Hollingsworth had a game-high 24 points to lead WKU (4-4).

NOTEBOOK Sanctions unlikely until after NCAA Tournament • NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men’s tournament begins in March. The first federal trial in the case in October resulted in the conviction of three men for wire fraud after testimony that implicated several schools, including Louisville, Arizona and Kansas, of being involved in payments to high school players. The trial was held in New York. “There’s been, I think, some confusion out there where some people have said the Southern District has now given you a green light to race forth and engage and that’s a bit of a simplification to say the least,” Emmert said during an interview at the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. “There’s still ongoing trials. There’s still investigatory work being done by the U.S. Attorney’s office. We have to be very respectful of that process.”

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Gonzaga (9-0) beat Washington 81-79. Next: vs. No. 7 Tennessee, Sunday. 2. Kansas (7-0) idle. Next: vs. New Mexico State, Saturday. 3. Duke (8-1) beat Hartford 84-54. Next: vs. Yale, Saturday. 4. Virginia (8-0) idle. Next: vs. VCU, Sunday. 5. Michigan (9-0) idle. Next: vs. South Carolina, Saturday. 6. Nevada (8-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 20 Arizona State, Friday. 7. Tennessee (6-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 1 Gonzaga, Sunday. 8. Auburn (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Dayton, Saturday. 9. Kentucky (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday. 10. Michigan State (7-2) idle. Next: at Florida, Saturday. 11. Florida State (7-1) idle. Next: vs. UConn, Saturday. 12. Wisconsin (8-1) idle. Next: at Marquette, Saturday. 13. Texas Tech (8-0) beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 65-47. Next: vs. Northwestern State, Wednesday. 14. North Carolina (7-2) beat UNC Wilmington 97-69. Next: vs. No. 1 Gonzaga, Saturday, Dec. 15. 15. Virginia Tech (7-1) beat VMI 89-68. Next: vs. S.C. State, Sunday. 16. Kansas State (6-1) idle. Next: at Tulsa, Saturday. 17. Buffalo (8-0) beat Le Moyne 89-55. Next: at St. Bonaventure, Saturday. 18. Iowa (6-2) idle. Next: vs. Iowa State, Thursday. 19. Ohio State (8-1) beat Illinois 77-67. Next: vs. Bucknell, Saturday, Dec. 15. 20. Arizona State (7-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 6 Nevada, Friday. 21. Villanova (7-2) beat Temple 69-59. Next: vs. Saint Joseph’s, Saturday. 22. Mississippi State (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Clemson, Saturday. 23. Maryland (7-1) idle. Next: at Purdue, Thursday. 24. Nebraska (7-2) lost to Minnesota 85-78. Next: vs. Creighton, Saturday. 25. Furman (9-0) idle. Next: at South Carolina Upstate, Sat.


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Mizzou gains more than a QB in Clemson transfer Bryant Nance was Arkansas’ leading receiver in 2017. He totaled 539 yards and five touchdowns. Offensive coordinator Derek Dooley has a variety of talented options to turn to in year two. That can be appreciated now that we know who is catching the snaps. “What really intrigues me with them is that it’s Coach Dooley’s first year there, and Drew had to go in and learn the system, and you see how he’s playing now,” Bryant told 247Sports during the build-up to his announcement. “That’s just drawing me. If he can go and learn it in one year I know I can go in and learn it as well.”

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Out with the orange. In with the old gold. Kelly Bryant has changed his Tiger stripes. How big of a deal was Tuesday night’s news that the Clemson graduate transfer quarterback will play his final season for Mizzou? Let us count the ways ... 1. Mizzou answered its scariest 2019 question Third-year coach Barry Odom had checked many of the boxes Mizzou fans wanted to see filled before they felt really good about the direction of their program. The Tigers turned a heartbreaking loss against Kentucky into a springboard. They beat a ranked team. They got to eight wins with a chance to make it nine in their second consecutive bowl game. In-state recruiting was on the upswing. Things were looking better all the time. But up in the distance, there was this QB cloud. Who would play quarterback after Drew Lock got drafted? The most important position on the field was a big question mark in the near future. The junior college answer, Lindsey Scott Jr., fizzled. Lock’s backups were blips on the radar. A drastic solution was needed. 2. The Tigers have a been-there, done-that leader The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Bryant cannot boast a Lock-like arm. He’s more of a dual-threat game-manager than air-it-out gunslinger. Yes, Bryant has a career completion percentage of 66.2. But he’s only tossed 16 touchdowns in 30 games. Lock enters the Liberty Bowl with a completion percentage of 56.8, along with 96 touchdowns in 49 games. Bryant wins the wheels competition, though. Lock’s rushed for nine touchdowns. Bryant? Sixteen, in 19 fewer games. Bryant does not hesitate to run. And he has a whole lot of heart. In Bryant’s 29 career games, his team has gone 27-2. In his 18

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games as Clemson starter, his team was 16-2. He’s 5-1 in games played against ranked teams, the only loss against Alabama in last year’s College Football Playoff. His résumé includes a 2017 ACC championship, an MVP award from that game and being one of 11 Manning Award finalists last season. You might be wondering: Why did Clemson let this guy leave? Trevor Lawrence is why. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney turned to the freshman phenom as his starter after Bryant led Clemson to a 4-0 start this season. The two had been splitting reps before that decision. It was the demotion that led Bryant to grab the redshirt rule and begin his hunt for a one-and-done season elsewhere. To be clear, Bryant didn’t lose his job. Lawrence took it. There is a difference. 3. This offense has a ton of potential Back when life post-Lock was a daily worry, it was hard to see the forest for the trees. Who would get the trees the ball? That problem is solved. All four running backs — Larry

Rountree, Damarea Crockett, Tyler Badie and Simi Bakare — return to a backfield that has averaged more than 200 yards per game against FBS defenses this season. Three starters on the offensive line will return. Tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, who has 17 touchdowns in 22 career games, should return since his season was cut short by injury. He could enter the NFL draft, but he hopefully sees he has more developing left to do. Top wide receiver Emanuel Hall will depart after the Liberty Bowl, but the lack of Lock’s arm might have made the deep target a less dangerous threat moving forward anyway. While the Tigers will miss Hall, Bryant should get to throw to the following receivers: Johnathon Johnson (552 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season), Jalen Knox (413, 3), Kam Scott (214, 2), Dominic Gicinto (141, 1), Barrett Banister (51 yards) and others who could emerge. And don’t forget Arkansas graduate transfer Jonathan Nance. He announced his commitment to Mizzou shortly after Bryant did. Think one might have made an impact on the other?

4. The recruiting ripple is real Recruits across the country just watched the most sought-after graduate transfer quarterback in the country pick Missouri. Or is it Mizzou? Hey, those uniforms are cool. Oh, that’s where Drew Lock plays? They won eight games? In the SEC? Wow. That, right there, is how it happens. Land the quarterback everybody wants, the one who got his own sit-down on ESPN when he announced his plans to find a new school, and a lot of interested eyeballs find your brand. 5. Odom just won a heavyweight fight What do the following head coaches have in common? Gus Malzahn of Auburn. Mack Brown of North Carolina. Joe Moorhead of Mississippi State. Chad Morris of Arkansas. Answer: All of these men just lost to Odom. Every one of these coaches pitched Bryant on becoming the quarterback to take over their team, and every one of them fell short. Malzahn is the most surprising. He secured Bryant’s last official visit to a campus. He was also believed to be the last coach to visit Bryant before he announced his decision. Didn’t matter. Who thought Odom could pull it off? He’s proving his doubters wrong often these days. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

Odom gets extension that goes through 2024 ODOM • FROM B1

Southeastern Conference to 11th in the 14-team league, pending other contractual changes around the league. Odom moves past Ole Miss’ Matt Luke ($3 million), Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason ($2.8 million) and Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead ($2.35 million) in terms of average guaranteed salary, based on reported figures. Starting next year, for every season the Tigers win nine games, Odom’s contract is extended one more year. Also starting next season, every year the Tigers qualify for a bowl game, Odom’s guaranteed salary increases $150,000. Mizzou officials have been working on a new deal for Odom since late in the season, a process

that started weeks before Odom’s name surfaced in a report that Louisville was targeting him for its head-coaching job. On Nov. 26, a day after a report surfaced that there was mutual interest between Odom and Louisville for its head-coaching job, Odom told the Post-Dispatch and other outlets he had “zero interest in Louisville.” The Cardinals later hired Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield. “Barry Odom has done an outstanding job of leading the Mizzou football program the last three seasons and I’m grateful that we are able to reward that success today,” Missouri athletics director Jim Sterk said. “He is building a championship culture within his program that fosters academic achievement, athletic success and accountability, and

I am proud of what he has been able to accomplish during his first three seasons.” Odom next coaches the Tigers in the Liberty Bowl against Oklahoma State (6-6) on New Year’s Eve in Memphis, Tenn. “I’m excited to move forward with Jim Sterk, we have the same vision in building Mizzou football and providing a platform for our young men to be successful in all aspects of their lives,” Odom said. “We have a great staff in place who care about winning the right way and I’m appreciative of their efforts. I’m grateful for our players, and I’m honored to be their coach. I want to give them the very best every single day.” MU extended Odom’s initial five-year contract last December, locking him up through the 2022

season. Odom is 19-18 through three seasons and is the first Mizzou coach since Warren Powers to guide the Tigers to multiple bowl games in his first three years as coach. For the first time since the 2014 season, Missouri entered the College Football Playoff rankings last week and has since moved to No. 23 and entered The Associated Press poll this week at No. 24. Along with the increase in guaranteed pay, Odom’s academic and athletic incentives increased to more than $1.8 million and now includes provisions for both annual salary increases and contract extensions based on onfield achievements. Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

Mel Tucker doesn’t shy away from setting high expectations. Because lately that’s the only level he’s known. Colorado hired the Georgia defensive coordinator as its football coach Wednesday after he helped rebuild the Bulldogs into a national contender. He wants to bring that same sort of swagger to Boulder. Not down the road, either, but pronto. “Colorado should be a ‘no excuse’ program,” Tucker said in a statement. “There’s absolutely no reason we can’t achieve success at an extremely high level.” Tucker receives a five-year, $14.75 million contract under a deal that’s pending approval from the board of regents. He starts immediately and will not coach Georgia in the Sugar Bowl against Texas on New Year’s Day. The 46-year-old Tucker replaces Mike MacIntyre, who was fired with a game remaining in the season and the team mired in a six-game skid. The Buffaloes lost their final game under interim coach Kurt Roper, missing out on a bowl berth for a second consecutive season. After coaching in the NFL, Tucker became an assistant head coach for Nick Saban at Alabama in 2015 and helped the Crimson Tide win a national title before following coach Kirby Smart to Georgia to build the Bulldogs’ feisty defense. Kingsbury joins USC staff • Ex-Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury will become Clay Helton’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern California. Kingsbury is considered one of the game’s top offensive minds despite being fired by Texas Tech on Nov. 25. He went 35-40 in six seasons in charge of his alma mater, but the Red Raiders consistently had one of the nation’s most dynamic offenses. Charlotte hires new coach • The Charlotte 49ers say they have hired Will Healy as their head coach. Healy most recently coached at Austin Peay, where he was an Eddie Robinson Award winner in 2017 as the National FCS Coach of the Year. Healy was hired after Mike Houston backed out of the job and decided to go to East Carolina. SEC coaches name POYs • Southeastern Conference coaches have named Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Kentucky LB Josh Allen as offensive and defensive players of the year. Kentucky’s Mark Stoops is the SEC coach of the year in voting by league coaches announced on Wednesday. Other players of the year were Texas A&M’s Braden Mann (special teams), Alabama’s Jaylen Waddle (freshman) and Alabama’s Hale Hentges (scholar-athlete). The Tide’s Jonah Williams won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the top lineman. Haskins, Bush top Big Ten awards • Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. is the offensive player of the year and Michigan LB Devin Bush is defensive player of the year on the AP All-Big Ten Conference team released Wednesday. Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald was named coach of the year. Associated Press

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New football league plans to put a franchise here XFL • FROM B1

Bulger’s scouting report aside, Luck said there were plenty of other reasons the XFL named St. Louis one of its eight franchises along with Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington. The league begins play in February 2020, playing a 10-game regular season, plus a playoff semifinal round and championship game in April. “I think St. Louis is one of the great American cities, to be honest with you,” Luck said. “A city that’s kinda gone through some ups and downs as all Midwestern cities have over the years. I’m a Cleveland native. I can speak to that. “There’s a great sports legacy in that town with the baseball Cardinals, with the Blues.” Not to mention 49 seasons of NFL football with the Cardinals and Rams. “I can remember playing the old Cardinals, you know, in old Busch Stadium way back in the day,” Luck said. “Jim Hart dropping back throwing passes.” Luck played for the Houston Oilers from 1982-86, so he knows all about the Big Red. And he knows what it’s like for a city to lose its NFL team. “I witnessed this as well a little bit in Houston when the Oilers left (for Tennessee) — a team that I played for,” Luck said. In St. Louis, the Cardinals left for Arizona in 1988 after 28 seasons here and the Rams left for Los Angeles in 2016 after 21 seasons in the Gateway City. “When the Rams did in fact leave (St. Louis) — and I don’t want to harp on it because it’s in the past — it was hard for the city,” Luck said. “It was hard for the community. It was hard for football fans.” The XFL obviously won’t replace the NFL in St. Louis, but it will provide an opportunity to watch pro football from February through April in what is now called the Dome at America’s Center. The XFL has a multi-year lease with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (aka

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THE XFL COMES TO ST. LOUIS League owner and founder • Vince McMahon of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) When • League starts February 2020 Schedule • 10 games, plus playoffs (semifinal round, championship game) To be determined • Coaches, team nicknames, uniform designs announced first quarter of 2019

THE EIGHT-TEAM LEAGUE TEAM Dallas Houston Los Angeles New York St. Louis Seattle Tampa Bay Washington

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Explore St. Louis). Lease details aren’t known at this point, but one source familiar with the process said the CVC will receive more than the $25,000 per game the Rams paid to use the Dome. “I haven’t been in the Dome, but our (XFL) folks who did go

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down there (earlier this year) say it’s been maintained very well, it’s in great shape,” Luck said. “It’s a great facility. Given the time of year that we’re playing, it’s sort of nice to have one building that’s indoors.” The St. Louis team will prac-

tice and be headquartered at what was formerly known as Rams Park — now the Lou Fusz Athletic Center in Earth City. “We are excited about the opportunity to bring professional football back to The Dome at America’s Center,” Kitty Ratcliffe, president of Explore St. Louis, said in a statement. “For several months, we have been in discussions with XFL officials on the possibility of being a venue for one of the league’s eight teams that will begin play in 2020. ... We look forward to learning more about the XFL’s plans in the coming months.” As with the rest of the league’s franchises, Luck said the uniform design, nickname, head coach and other organizational hires in St. Louis will come in the first quarter of 2019. “We’re in discussion with a number of coaches,” he said. “We’re working diligently on names, colors, logos — all those things. It’s important to know we’ve been working with some local agencies (in St. Louis) — like marketing, communication agencies, creative agencies.” Luck said he and XFL senior vice president of football operations Doug Whaley will pick the head coach in St. Louis (and elsewhere). Whaley is a former general manager of the Buffalo Bills and pro personnel coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. “And Vince, of course, will be involved in that discussion as well,” Luck said. That would be Vince McMahon, chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), who is providing the financial backing for the league. A previous incarnation of the XFL by McMahon lasted only one season in 2001. In the past, other attempts at non-NFL professional football also have been short-lived: the World Football League (197475), the USFL (1983-85) and the United Football League (2009-12). “The spring league needs capital,” Luck said. “You need to have the resources to play a number of years — multi-years if you

will — in order to really establish the profile of the team and all of that.” Multiple reports over the summer indicated that McMahon expects to spend $500 million on the XFL in its first three seasons. Similar reports said Luck had signed a $20 million “multiyear” deal to run the league. If those reports are true, the new XFL will be well-funded. “But the second thing, I think, is disciplined decision-making from a business perspective,” Luck said. “Think about the USFL. If it hadn’t made the decision to move to the fall, if they had stayed in the spring, I think that league could’ve made it. ...” Luck quoted the late Lamar Hunt, longtime owner of the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the founders of the American Football League: “You have to know who you are but also make sure you know who you’re not.” In terms of the new XFL, Luck says that translates to: “You focus on spring football and developing talent, developing the franchise in local markets, I really believe we’ve got as good of a chance as you can get in terms of spring football. “And I would also say, I don’t think football’s ever been more popular than it is today. It has challenges and I wouldn’t deny those at all, but I think the game is being played, pro, college — gosh, high school — at a very high level.” The XFL will be competing for talent with another fledgling league — the Alliance of American Football — and the AAF has a head start because it starts this February. The XFL will feature 45-man rosters. One of its selling points will be quicker-paced, shorter games, with fewer in-game interruptions than the NFL. The league is experimenting with various ideas for rules changes, including a shorter play clock, this week in Mississippi working with junior college teams there. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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sonville Jaguars already have fallen quickly, from being a win away from their first Super Bowl berth in January to last in the AFC South in December. The Tennessee Titans desperately want to avoid joining them as a one-and-done playoff team, especially after sweeping the Jaguars last season. “That’s something we can’t allow to happen,” Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey said. “We want to keep them where they’re at — at the end of the division and leave them there. We got to make sure we take care of our part. At the end of the day, we can’t worry about them. We have to worry about ourselves because we ain’t played so hot this year ourselves.” That’s very true. The Titans (6-6) had to rally from 16 points down to beat the Jets 26-22 to snap a two-game skid. Tennessee

likely needs to win out and get some help with four teams between the Titans and the second AFC wild-card berth they earned last season. The Jaguars (4-8) may not be mathematically finished just yet after snapping a seven-game skid with a 6-0 shutout of Andrew Luck and the Colts last weekend. Quarterback Cody Kessler now has a start under his belt, and running back Leonard Fournette will be back from suspension, too. But the Jaguars have lost three straight and five of the last six to Tennessee. “Three straight times?” Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith said. “Dang. We’re going to go out and make sure we get the win. That’s all we’ve got to focus on.” Some things to know about the Jaguars and Titans:

FOURNETTE RETURNS Yes, Fournette is back after a one-game suspension with-

out pay for fighting, which cost the second-year pro nearly $100,000. Getting that extra time off could pay dividends considering most everyone else on the field played four days earlier. The Titans also have allowed 281 and 156 yards rushing over the past two games. “Fournette should be very fresh and have a little pep in his step, and hopefully he can give us a spark that we need,” Jaguars defensive tackle Calais Campbell said.

CONTAINING MARIOTA Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has burned the Jaguars with his feet, including an 87-yard touchdown run in 2015. Mariota has a combined 135 yards rushing in Tennessee’s three-game winning streak in the series, including 51 in Week 3’s 9-6 victory. Mariota also led the Titans with 43 yards rushing last week against the Jets and threw for 282

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DEFENSIVE SHOWDOWN These are two of the NFL’s best defenses, with the Jaguars having just posted the league’s fourth shutout this season. The Jaguars rank third in both fewest overall yards allowed and passing yards. The Jaguars also are the NFL’s fifth-best scoring defense, just a spot ahead of the Titans, who have allowed only 26 touchdowns. That’s tied for third fewest in the NFL. The Titans lead the NFL in red zone defense; they hold opponents to TDs on just 44.1 percent of trips inside the Tennessee 20.

HARRISON SHINES Jaguars rookie Ronnie Harrison was one of several defensive bright spots last week. The safety had three tackles, including a sack on a fourth-down play, in his first career start. Harrison will remain in the starting lineup against the Titans. “His game, his awareness, he never let the moment get too big for him,” fellow safety Tashaun Gipson said. “He stepped in and seized the moment.” HOME COOKING The Titans have won 14 of their last 17 at home, and they’re hoping to lean on that edge with three more home games down the stretch. Linebacker Brian Orakpo made a plea to fans to turn out and be loud from the start. “We need that help,” Orakpo said. “We need that energy, we feed off our crowd. I know it’s been times where we don’t give them nothing to cheer about.”

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yards. “Super challenging,” Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey said. “You just have to cover for even longer. It’s kind of like a scramble drill. It will turn into backyard football with made-up routes to try to get open and help their quarterback out, so it makes it tough on us.”

ions on whether he should have surgery. Green finishes with 46 catches for 694 yards — both career lows — and six touchdowns.

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky expects to return against the Los Angeles Rams after missing the past two games because of a right shoulder injury. Trubisky says he feels “really close to 100 percent” and he’s “just gotta show” coach Matt Nagy he will be ready for the primetime matchup against Aaron Donald and the NFC West champions at Soldier Field on Sunday. Nagy says he feels “strong that he will play,” though he wouldn’t quite commit to it. Trubisky was hurt sliding late in a win over Minnesota on Nov. 18. Former Mizzou star Chase Daniel has started the past two games.

Denver’s Sanders hurt in practice • Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was helped off the practice field Wednesday after crumpling to the ground on a pass play and grabbing his left ankle. Sanders, who became the Broncos’ No. 1 receiver with the trade of Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans last month, missed four games last season with a right ankle injury. He leads the team 71 catches for 868 yards and four touchdowns.

Bengals’ Green placed on IR • Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green will be sidelined for the rest of the season with an injured toe on his right foot. The Bengals placed him on injured reserve Wednesday. Green, who suffered the injury Oct. 28, missed three games and then aggravated it last Sunday against Denver. He’s getting medical opin-

More injury news • New York Giants safety and leading tackler Landon Collins will miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. The Giants said Wednesday that Collins, a two-time Pro Bowler and 2016 All-Pro, has a partially torn labrum and will need surgery. ... Rams RB and special teamer Malcolm Brown,

who was signed by the St. Louis Rams in May 2015, will miss the remainder of the season because of a collarbone injury. ... Washington’s IR list for the season went to 17 Wednesday with the additions of starting CB Quinton Dunbar, WR Trey Quinn and G Jonathan Cooper. The Redskins also signed Josh Johnson to be their backup quarterback. ... The Cardinals’ bad injury situation got worse Wednesday when starting left tackle D.J. Humphries was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. ... The Lions placed linebacker and special teams leader Jalen Reeves-Maybin on injured reserve with a neck injury. Saints’ Armstead practices • Starting left tackle Terron Armstead (Cahokia) returned to practice for New Orleans Wednesday, marking his first time in pads since his pectoral injury at Cincinnati on Nov. 11. The injury cost Armstead three games, “He’s a difference maker for sure and big confidence when he’s there on the left side,” Drew Brees said.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE EAST New England Miami Buffalo NY Jets SOUTH Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville NORTH Pittsburgh Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland WEST Kansas City LA Chargers Denver Oakland

W 9 6 4 3 W 9 6 6 4 W 7 7 5 4 W 10 9 6 2

L 3 6 8 9 L 3 6 6 8 L 4 5 7 7 L 2 3 6 10

T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 1 0 0 1 T 0 0 0 0

Pct .750 .500 .333 .250 Pct .750 .500 .500 .333 Pct .625 .583 .417 .375 Pct .833 .750 .500 .167

PF 331 244 178 243 PF 302 325 221 203 PF 346 297 286 266 PF 444 340 276 220

PA 259 300 293 307 PA 235 279 245 243 PA 282 214 371 312 PA 327 249 262 367

Home 6-0 5-1 2-3 2-4 Home 5-1 4-2 4-1 3-4 Home 3-3 4-2 3-4 3-2-1 Home 5-0 4-2 3-3 1-5

Away 3-3 1-5 2-5 1-5 Away 4-2 2-4 2-5 1-4 Away 4-1-1 3-3 2-3 1-5 Away 5-2 5-1 3-3 1-5

AFC 6-2 5-4 3-6 2-7 AFC 7-2 5-5 4-6 3-6 AFC 4-4-1 6-3 3-5 3-5-1 AFC 8-1 6-2 4-5 1-7

NFC 3-1 1-2 1-2 1-2 NFC 2-1 1-1 2-0 1-2 NFC 3-0 1-2 2-2 1-2 NFC 2-1 3-1 2-1 1-3

Div 3-0 3-1 1-2 0-4 Div 3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 Div 3-1-1 2-3 1-3 2-1-1 Div 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-4

NFC 6-3 4-5 6-4 3-7 NFC 7-2 4-5 4-5 4-4 NFC 6-2 5-3-1 2-6-1 2-7 NFC 7-1 6-3 3-5 1-8

AFC 1-2 2-1 0-2 1-1 AFC 3-0 2-1 1-2 0-4 AFC 2-2 1-2 2-1 2-1 AFC 4-0 1-2 0-4 1-2

Div 3-1 3-1 2-2 0-4 Div 2-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 Div 3-1 2-1-1 1-2-1 1-3 Div 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-4

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE EAST Dallas Philadelphia Washington NY Giants SOUTH New Orleans Carolina Tampa Bay Atlanta NORTH Chicago Minnesota Green Bay Detroit WEST y-LA Rams Seattle Arizona San Francisco

W 7 6 6 4 W 10 6 5 4 W 8 6 4 4 W 11 7 3 2

y-clinched division

L 5 6 6 8 L 2 6 7 8 L 4 5 7 8 L 1 5 9 10

T 0 0 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 T 0 1 1 0 T 0 0 0 0

Pct .583 .500 .500 .333 Pct .833 .500 .417 .333 Pct .667 .542 .375 .333 Pct .917 .583 .250 .167

PF 247 258 233 267 PF 419 304 318 296 PF 344 275 281 254 PF 419 319 175 255

PA 223 266 257 315 PA 269 306 355 333 PA 241 270 287 316 PA 298 259 310 336

Home 5-1 4-3 3-3 2-4 Home 5-1 5-1 4-2 3-4 Home 5-1 4-2 4-1-1 3-4 Home 6-0 3-2 1-5 2-3

Away 2-4 2-3 3-3 2-4 Away 5-1 1-5 1-5 1-4 Away 3-3 2-3-1 0-6 1-4 Away 5-1 4-3 2-4 0-7

Thursday Jacksonville at Tennessee, 7:20 p.m., KTVI-2, NFL Network Sunday Atlanta at Green Bay, noon, KTVI-2 Baltimore at Kansas City, noon, KMOV-4 New Orleans at Tampa Bay, noon NY Giants at Washington, noon Indianapolis at Houston, noon NY Jets at Buffalo, noon Carolina at Cleveland, noon New England at Miami, noon Cincinnati at LA Chargers, 3:05 p.m. Denver at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 3:25 p.m., KTVI-2 Detroit at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 3:25 p.m. LA Rams at Chicago, 7:20 p.m., KSDK-5 Monday • Minnesota at Seattle, 7:15 p.m., ESPN


SPORTS

12.06.2018 • ThurSday • M 1

Curry lifts Warriors over Cavs

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

GP 28 28 27 28 27 28 26 GP 28 29 28 29 28 26 30 28

W 19 16 17 15 15 9 9 W 17 14 13 15 14 13 11 10

L 8 7 8 10 10 14 13 L 9 10 10 13 12 11 16 17

OT 1 5 2 3 2 5 4 OT 2 5 5 1 2 2 3 1

Pts 39 37 36 33 32 23 22 Pts 36 33 31 31 30 28 25 21

GF 90 102 94 78 86 77 76 GF 100 70 85 87 74 68 84 59

GA 67 79 78 72 78 104 88 GA 82 83 89 81 85 67 105 84

Home 11-5-0 6-2-3 9-3-2 9-3-1 8-4-2 5-5-3 6-7-2 Home 8-3-2 7-3-5 8-3-2 8-3-1 7-4-1 6-6-1 5-7-1 6-9-1

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

Div 6-2-0 3-3-1 5-3-0 1-2-1 6-3-0 4-3-1 3-6-3 Div 6-4-0 5-3-2 4-2-1 7-2-1 3-3-1 3-2-1 3-5-1 3-5-1

L 7 8 8 9 10 12 10 13 L 9 10 10 12 10 10 12 12

OT 1 0 4 4 5 4 5 3 OT 3 2 3 3 4 5 2 5

Pts 43 40 38 32 31 28 27 27 Pts 33 32 29 29 28 27 24 23

GF 114 102 89 71 88 81 87 100 GF 98 96 77 80 66 89 76 75

GA 85 73 82 69 90 93 91 114 GA 88 92 75 88 71 87 88 91

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

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

Div 8-2-0 4-2-0 6-3-2 6-4-1 3-3-4 3-5-2 4-1-3 5-6-1 Div 5-2-1 3-3-1 10-2-0 2-4-1 3-3-1 2-5-1 3-3-0 4-4-1

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

GP 29 28 29 27 28 28 26 28 GP 27 27 26 28 26 26 25 26

W 21 20 17 14 13 12 11 12 W 15 15 13 13 12 11 11 9

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

Thursday Detroit at Toronto, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Colorado at Florida, 6 p.m. Columbus at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Calgary, 8 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Chicago at Vegas, 9 p.m. New Jersey at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday Edmonton 3, Blues 2, SO Chicago at Anaheim, late Carolina at San Jose, late Tuesday Winnipeg 3, NY Islanders 1 Florida 5, Boston 0 Calgary 9, Columbus 6 Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 3 Montreal 5, Ottawa 2 Tampa Bay 6, Detroit 5, SO Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, OT Vegas 5, Washington 3 Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2 Arizona 2, Los Angeles 1

Friday Blues at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Carolina at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Saturday Philadelphia at Buffalo, noon Vegas at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. NY Islanders at Detroit, 6 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6 p.m. NY Rangers at Florida, 6 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m. San Jose at Arizona, 7 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Rangers most valuable team

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Golden State Warriors came back to face a very different looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title, and beat the host Cavaliers 129-105 on Wednesday night. Curry scored nine points in less than a minute midway through the fourth quarter to help the Warriors pull away for their eighth straight over their former Finals rivals. Curry added nine rebounds, seven assists and appears completely healed after missing 11 games with a strained groin. Durant had 10 rebounds and nine assists. It was Golden State’s first visit to Cleveland since June, when the Warriors completed a sweep to win their third championship in four years. The Cavaliers lost LeBron James over the summer as a free agent. Cleveland also is playing without injured All-Star Kevin Love, forward J.R. Smith is on a forced hiatus and the team recently traded Kyle Korver.

NOTEBOOK Wall misses game • Washington guard John Wall missed Wednesday’s 131-117 victory against the Atlanta Hawks because of personal reasons. An All-Star the last five years, Wall missed his first game of the season. He is averaging 21.3 points and 8.4 assists.

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry, who scored 42 points, goes to the basket against the Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson in the second half of Wednesday night’s game in Cleveland. The Warriors won 129-105.

NBA SUMMARIES

NBA STANDINGS

Pelicans 132, Mavericks 106

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Dallas: Barnes 5-13 3-4 16, Doncic 2-8 3-4 8, Jordan 1-2 0-0 2, Matthews 5-9 3-5 15, Finney-Smith 5-10 0-0 12, Powell 4-7 4-5 12, Kleber 2-12 0-0 5, Brunson 5-9 0-2 11, Harris 1-4 0-0 2, Barea 6-10 0-0 14, Broekhoff 3-7 1-1 9. Totals 39-91 14-21 106. New Orleans: Hill 1-4 0-0 3, Davis 10-20 5-6 27, Randle 11-16 3-7 27, Frazier 3-5 1-2 8, Holiday 6-11 4-5 17, Johnson 1-2 0-0 3, Miller 4-6 0-0 12, Diallo 5-6 0-0 10, Okafor 1-2 0-0 2, Harrison 0-1 0-0 0, Moore 7-16 0-0 17, Clark 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 51-92 13-20 132. Dallas 31 22 27 26 — 106 New Orleans 32 37 28 35 — 132 3PT: Dallas 14-46 (Barnes 3-9, Finney-Smith 2-4, Barea 2-4, Broekhoff 2-5, Matthews 2-6, Brunson 1-3, Doncic 1-4, Kleber 1-8, Harris 0-1, Powell 0-2), New Orleans 17-29 (Miller 4-6, Moore 3-4, Davis 2-2, Randle 2-3, Clark 2-3, Johnson 1-1, Frazier 1-3, Holiday 1-3, Hill 1-4). Fouled out: None. RBs: Dallas 45 (Powell 10), New Orleans 46 (Randle 18). AST: Dallas 26 (Brunson 7), New Orleans 36 (Davis 9). Total fouls: Dallas 17, New Orleans 15. Technicals: Dallas coach Mavericks (Defensive three second), Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, Randle. A: 14,810 (16,867).

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

T’Wolves 121, Hornets 104 ASSOCIATED PRESS

Defenseman Marc Staal (18) celebrates after scoring a goal Sunday for the New York Rangers, who are valued at an NHL-best $1.55 billion.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise for a fourth consecutive year, according to Forbes. The Rangers top the annual list of franchise valuations at $1.55 billion, up 3 percent from last year. The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at $1.35 billion, and Montreal Canadiens third at $1.3 billion, 4 percent increases for both clubs. Original Six clubs make up the top five, with the Chicago Blackhawks fourth at $1.05 billion and

the Boston Bruins fifth at $925 million. The Detroit Red Wings are not far behind in eighth ($775 million) and have seen an 11 percent increase thanks to a new downtown arena. The Blues were 17th at $465 million. Senators, Penguins swap minorleaguers • Ottawa acquired defenseman Stefan Elliott and forward Tobias Lindberg in a trade with Pittsburgh for defenseman Macoy Erkamps and forward Ben Sexton. The swap of minor-leaguers was announced on Wednesday.

NHL LEADERS POINTS SCORING Through Tuesday’s games Player, team M. Rantanen, COL N. MacKinnon, COL N. Kucherov, TBL M. Marner, TOR B. Point, TBL B. Wheeler, WPG C. McDavid, EDM J. Gaudreau, CGY M. Duchene, OTT J. Eichel, BUF A. Ovechkin, WSH S. Monahan, CGY N. Backstrom, WSH M. Scheifele, WPG M. Tkachuk, CGY E. Malkin, PIT J. Tavares, TOR G. Landeskog, COL J. Huberdeau, FLA T. Chabot, OTT C. Atkinson, CBJ D. Pastrnak, BOS P. Kane, CHI L. Draisaitl, EDM M. Stone, OTT E. Lindholm, CGY M. Domi, MTL

GP 28 28 29 28 29 27 26 28 28 29 27 28 27 27 28 26 28 28 26 28 26 27 27 27 28 28 28

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B7

G 11 19 12 6 20 4 14 12 12 7 20 17 10 16 13 10 17 16 7 7 19 19 13 13 13 13 13

A 35 24 30 33 17 32 21 23 22 27 13 16 23 16 19 22 14 15 24 24 11 11 17 17 17 17 17

P 46 43 42 39 37 36 35 35 34 34 33 33 33 32 32 32 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

C. Giroux, PHI M. Rielly, TOR J. Skinner, BUF S. Crosby, PIT P. Kessel, PIT A. Panarin, CBJ J. Carlson, WSH B. Burns, SJS R. O’Reilly, STL M. Granlund, MIN E. Dadonov, FLA T. Hall, NJD M. Giordano, CGY M. Hoffman, FLA A. Barkov, FLA S. Stamkos, TBL P. Bergeron, BOS T. Seguin, DAL L. Couture, SJS S. Aho, CAR P. Dubois, CBJ B. Horvat, VAN K. Connor, WPG J. Drouin, MTL M. Zibanejad, NYR E. Kuznetsov, WSH K. Yandle, FLA P. Laine, WPG J. Benn, DAL D. Larkin, DET

25 28 29 23 26 26 26 28 25 27 26 26 28 26 26 29 19 28 28 26 27 30 27 28 28 21 26 27 28 28

9 9 20 14 10 7 5 4 12 11 13 8 3 14 10 10 9 8 8 7 13 12 10 10 8 7 4 21 12 10

21 21 9 15 19 22 24 25 16 17 14 19 24 12 16 16 17 18 18 19 12 13 15 15 17 18 21 3 12 14

30 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 28 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24

GW 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 SV% .896 .889

PCTG .176 .089 .186 .100 .059 .080 .158 .060 .167 .067 .037 .095 .029 .080 .182 .211 .091 .000 .000 .000 .250 .000 G 0 0

BLUES STATISTICS * Prior to Wednesday’s game Player GP G F 90 Ryan O’Reilly 25 12 F 91 Vladimir Tarasenko 25 9 F 57 David Perron 25 8 F 10 Brayden Schenn 21 5 F 21 Tyler Bozak 25 3 Alex Pietrangelo 24 4 F 20 Alexander Steen 18 6 Vince Dunn 23 3 F 12 Zach Sanford 20 4 F 17 Jaden Schwartz 15 2 F 7 Patrick Maroon 19 1 F 18 Robert Thomas 20 2 Joel Edmundson 23 1 Colton Parayko 25 4 F 49 Ivan Barbashev 23 2 F 70 Oskar Sundqvist 17 4 F 15 Robby Fabbri 15 2 Jay Bouwmeester 21 0 Jordan Schmaltz 18 0 F 9 Sammy Blais 16 0 Robert Bortuzzo 7 1 Carl Gunnarsson 7 0 Goalie GP MINS Jake Allen 19 1055 Chad Johnson 9 444

A 16 11 7 9 8 7 5 6 5 7 7 6 6 3 4 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 AVG 3.24 3.51

PTS 28 20 15 14 11 11 11 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 0 W 7 2

+/5 -7 -6 -6 -7 -8 -5 0 4 3 -12 -2 0 6 -9 -4 0 -10 -7 -5 -3 2 L 7 6

PIM 6 14 20 17 4 6 6 17 13 8 22 2 37 6 7 6 0 16 2 6 4 2 OT 3 0

PP 2 5 4 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GA 57 26

SH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SA 550 235

Charlotte: Batum 7-17 1-1 18, Kidd-Gilchrist 4-10 0-0 9, Zeller 4-8 0-0 9, Walker 6-16 2-3 15, Lamb 6-18 4-5 18, Bridges 4-9 0-0 10, Kaminsky 4-7 0-0 10, Biyombo 0-0 1-2 1, Hernangomez 2-2 0-0 4, Parker 0-4 0-0 0, Monk 3-6 4-4 10, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Bacon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-98 12-15 104. Minnesota: Covington 6-9 4-4 17, Gibson 4-5 1-2 11, Towns 13-20 5-7 35, Teague 1-6 1-1 3, Wiggins 11-19 1-3 26, Nunnally 0-1 0-0 0, Tolliver 0-0 0-0 0, Saric 3-8 0-0 8, Dieng 2-4 1-1 5, Rose 8-15 0-2 16, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Okogie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 48-89 13-20 121. Charlotte 31 33 22 18 — 104 Minnesota 31 31 24 35 — 121 3PT: Charlotte 12-33 (Batum 3-6, Kaminsky 2-4, Bridges 2-5, Lamb 2-5, Kidd-Gilchrist 1-2, Zeller 1-3, Walker 1-5, Monk 0-3), Minnesota 12-24 (Towns 4-5, Wiggins 3-5, Gibson 2-3, Saric 2-3, Covington 1-3, Dieng 0-1, Jones 0-1, Teague 0-1, Rose 0-2). Fouled out: None. RBs: Charlotte 40 (Lamb 11), Minnesota 50 (Towns 12). AST: Charlotte 27 (Batum 8), Minnesota 34 (Teague 18). Total fouls: Charlotte 15, Minnesota 15. Technicals: Kaminsky, Charlotte coach Hornets (Defensive three second). A: 11,248 (19,356).

Thunder 114, Nets 112 Oklahoma City: George 15-27 11-14 47, Grant 2-6 0-0 5, Adams 7-11 1-6 15, Westbrook 9-23 1-2 21, Ferguson 3-7 0-0 8, Noel 2-5 1-2 5, Patterson 0-3 0-0 0, Burton 0-2 0-0 0, Schroder 5-12 0-0 12, Abrines 0-2 0-0 0, Diallo 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 43-99 15-26 114. Brooklyn: Harris 6-12 4-5 19, Hollis-Jefferson 0-2 2-2 2, Allen 5-14 5-5 15, Russell 6-13 2-2 17, Crabbe 7-15 1-3 22, Carroll 3-10 5-5 12, Dudley 2-5 0-0 4, E.Davis 2-3 0-0 4, Napier 0-1 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 6-11 4-8 17. Totals 37-86 23-30 112. Oklahoma City 24 22 29 39 — 114 Brooklyn 26 36 31 19 — 112 3PT: Oklahoma City 13-38 (George 6-13, Ferguson 2-4, Schroder 2-4, Westbrook 2-9, Grant 1-4, Burton 0-1, Patterson 0-1, Abrines 0-2), Brooklyn 15-36 (Crabbe 7-13, Harris 3-4, Russell 3-7, Carroll 1-4, Dinwiddie 1-4, Dudley 0-2, Allen 0-2). Fouled out: None. RBs: Oklahoma City 60 (Westbrook, George 15), Brooklyn 45 (Hollis-Jefferson 9). AST: Oklahoma City 28 (Westbrook 17), Brooklyn 21 (Hollis-Jefferson 6). Total fouls: Oklahoma City 23, Brooklyn 24. Technicals: Westbrook, Brooklyn coach Nets (Defensive three second). A: 13,161 (17,732).

Grizzlies 96, Clippers 86 L.A. Clippers: Harris 2-13 2-2 7, Gallinari 5-15 4-8 17, Gortat 1-3 0-0 2, Gilgeous-Alexander 4-9 3-4 12, Bradley 2-8 0-0 5, Scott 0-3 0-0 0, Harrell 4-8 0-0 8, Marjanovic 4-5 11-12 19, Beverley 1-2 1-2 4, Williams 2-8 7-7 12, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-74 28-35 86. Memphis: Anderson 3-5 1-2 7, Jackson Jr. 5-10 2-2 13, Gasol 1-13 2-3 4, Conley 9-16 2-4 22, Temple 1-5 1-2 4, Casspi 3-4 1-3 7, Green 7-12 5-6 19, Noah 2-5 0-0 4, Mack 3-8 0-0 7, M.Brooks 3-7 1-2 9. Totals 37-85 15-24 96. L.A. Clippers 15 27 27 17 — 86 Memphis 27 24 18 27 — 96 3PT: L.A. Clippers 8-23 (Gallinari 3-7, GilgeousAlexander 1-1, Beverley 1-2, Bradley 1-3, Williams 1-3, Harris 1-4, Harrell 0-1, Scott 0-2), Memphis 7-28 (M.Brooks 2-3, Conley 2-4, Temple 1-3, Mack 1-3, Jackson Jr. 1-4, Anderson 0-1, Casspi 0-1, Green 0-4, Gasol 0-5). Fouled out: Jackson Jr.. RBs: L.A. Clippers 47 (Harris 12), Memphis 49 (Green 11). AST: L.A. Clippers 16 (Williams 7), Memphis 18 (Anderson 6). Total fouls: L.A. Clippers 21, Memphis 27. Technicals: Harris, Anderson. A: 14,144 (18,119).

Wizards 131, Hawks 117 Washington: Satoransky 5-7 2-2 14, Porter Jr. 9-19 0-0 20, Bryant 5-8 5-5 16, Rivers 3-12 2-2 9, Beal 12-22 10-13 36, White 0-0 0-0 0, Oubre Jr. 5-10 7-8 19, Brown Jr. 2-4 0-0 4, Morris 5-11 0-0 12, Smith 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 46-95 27-32 131. Atlanta: Huerter 2-6 2-2 8, Collins 12-17 0-1 26, Dedmon 3-9 3-4 10, Young 4-13 5-9 14, Bazemore 8-18 4-4 22, Bembry 4-11 0-0 8, Len 0-3 0-0 0, Plumlee 0-1 3-4 3, Lin 1-1 0-0 2, Dorsey 3-6 4-5 11, Carter 4-7 2-2 13, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-92 23-31 117. Washington 33 39 31 28 — 131 Atlanta 25 24 45 23 — 117 3PT: Washington 12-38 (Satoransky 2-3, Oubre Jr. 2-5, Beal 2-6, Morris 2-7, Porter Jr. 2-9, Bryant 1-2, Rivers 1-5, Smith 0-1), Atlanta 12-38 (Carter 3-6, Collins 2-4, Huerter 2-5, Bazemore 2-9, Dorsey 1-3, Young 1-4, Dedmon 1-5, Bembry 0-2). Fouled out: Bazemore. RBs: Washington 49 (Porter Jr. 11), Atlanta 43 (Collins 14). AST: Washington 35 (Beal 9), Atlanta 28 (Bazemore, Bembry 6). Total fouls: Washington 24, Atlanta 27. A: 12,551 (18,118).

Nuggets 124, Magic 118 Denver: Hernangomez 6-8 0-0 14, Millsap 6-10 4-7 18, Jokic 5-13 1-2 12, Murray 10-25 9-11 31, Craig 2-2 1-2 5, Plumlee 3-3 5-10 11, Lyles 4-8 3-4 12, Beasley 3-6 0-0 8, Morris 6-7 0-1 13. Totals 45-82 23-37 124. Orlando: Simmons 1-6 0-0 2, Gordon 8-19 0-0 19, Vucevic 11-19 0-0 24, Augustin 3-4 0-0 8, Fournier 8-15 4-4 26, Isaac 4-11 2-2 11, Bamba 4-6 0-0 11, Grant 0-3 0-0 0, Ross 6-12 2-2 17. Totals 45-95 8-8 118. Denver 31 25 32 24 12 — 124 Orlando 28 26 32 26 6 — 118 3PT: Denver 11-19 (Millsap 2-2, Murray 2-3, Beasley 2-3, Hernangomez 2-4, Morris 1-1, Jokic 1-3, Lyles 1-3), Orlando 20-49 (Fournier 6-10, Bamba 3-3, Gordon 3-8, Ross 3-9, Augustin 2-3, Vucevic 2-4, Isaac 1-7, Grant 0-2, Simmons 0-3). Fouled out: Fournier. RBs: Denver 43 (Millsap, Jokic 8), Orlando 40 (Vucevic 15). AST: Denver 34 (Jokic 13), Orlando 30 (Augustin, Gordon 5). Total fouls: Denver 19, Orlando 23. Technicals: Vucevic, Fournier 2, Orlando coach Magic (Defensive three second). A: 16,636 (18,846).

ASSOCIATED PRESS

W 21 17 13 8 8 W 12 11 11 9 5 W 16 13 14 5 5

L 5 9 10 17 18 L 13 13 14 14 20 L 7 9 10 19 20

Pct .808 .654 .565 .320 .308 Pct .480 .458 .440 .391 .200 Pct .696 .591 .583 .208 .200

GB — 4 6½ 12½ 13 GB — ½ 1 2 7 GB — 2½ 2½ 11½ 12

Pct .609 .522 .500 .478 .458 Pct .708 .696 .542 .520 .480 Pct .667 .654 .609 .522 .167

GB — 2 2½ 3 3½ GB — ½ 4 4½ 5½ GB — — 1½ 3½ 12

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

Str W-1 L-1 W-3 L-1 L-8 Str L-1 L-3 W-3 L-1 L-4 Str W-1 L-2 W-1 L-1 L-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

W 14 12 13 11 11 W 17 16 13 13 12 W 16 17 14 12 4

L 9 11 13 12 13 L 7 7 11 12 13 L 8 9 9 11 20

Wednesday Denver 124, Orlando 118, OT Golden State 129, Cleveland 105 Oklahoma City 114, Brooklyn 112 Washington 131, Atlanta 117 Memphis 96, LA Clippers 86 Milwaukee 115, Detroit 92 Minnesota 121, Charlotte 104 New Orleans 132, Dallas 106 Toronto 113, Philadelphia 102 San Antonio at LA Lakers, late Tuesday Indiana 96, Chicago 90 Orlando 105, Miami 90 Dallas 111, Portland 102 Sacramento 122, Phoenix 105 Utah 139, San Antonio 105

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

Str W-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-1 Str W-7 W-4 L-3 W-2 W-1 Str L-1 W-2 W-3 W-2 L-6

Thursday New York at Boston, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Portland, 9 p.m. Houston at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Friday Denver at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Cleveland, 6:30 Toronto at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Chicago, 7 p.m. LA Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Golden State at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Houston at Dallas, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Indiana, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at New York, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. LA Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 9 p.m. Miami at LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Bucks 115, Pistons 92

Raptors 113, 76ers 102

Detroit: Robinson III 1-2 0-0 2, Griffin 11-22 5-6 31, Drummond 4-10 2-4 10, Jackson 6-15 2-3 15, Galloway 2-5 0-0 5, Johnson 3-16 0-0 7, Leuer 3-4 0-0 6, Pachulia 2-4 4-6 8, Smith 0-3 0-0 0, Calderon 0-4 0-0 0, Kennard 1-6 0-0 2, Thomas 1-3 0-0 3, B.Brown 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 35-96 13-19 92. Milwaukee: Snell 2-5 7-7 11, Antetokounmpo 6-12 3-4 15, Lopez 2-5 0-0 6, Bledsoe 10-17 5-5 27, Brogdon 5-10 2-2 14, Wood 2-4 2-2 6, Wilson 2-3 1-2 7, Maker 3-8 3-6 11, Dellavedova 0-2 2-2 2, Morris 1-3 0-0 2, Connaughton 0-3 0-0 0, DiVincenzo 1-5 0-0 3, S.Brown 4-6 0-0 11. Totals 38-82 25-30 115. Detroit 21 24 19 28 — 92 Milwaukee 30 26 28 31 — 115 3PT: Detroit 9-38 (Griffin 4-11, B.Brown 1-2, Thomas 1-3, Galloway 1-4, Jackson 1-5, Johnson 1-8, Calderon 0-1, Smith 0-2, Kennard 0-2), Milwaukee 14-41 (S.Brown 3-4, Wilson 2-3, Brogdon 2-4, Lopez 2-5, Maker 2-6, Bledsoe 2-6, DiVincenzo 1-4, Dellavedova 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-2, Connaughton 0-3, Snell 0-3). Fouled out: None. RBs: Detroit 53 (Johnson 9), Milwaukee 46 (Antetokounmpo 8). AST: Detroit 19 (Jackson 5), Milwaukee 25 (Dellavedova 6). Total fouls: Detroit 26, Milwaukee 21. A: 16,541 (17,500).

Philadelphia: Butler 15-27 4-4 38, Chandler 1-6 0-0 3, Embiid 5-17 0-2 10, Simmons 4-6 0-0 8, Redick 9-16 2-2 25, Muscala 1-4 3-3 6, McConnell 3-4 0-0 6, Shamet 2-6 2-3 6, Korkmaz 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 40-88 11-14 102. Toronto: Leonard 13-24 5-6 36, Siakam 3-8 0-0 6, Ibaka 7-13 4-4 18, Lowry 2-8 2-2 7, Green 2-9 0-0 5, Miles 0-2 0-0 0, Anunoby 2-8 0-0 4, Monroe 2-4 0-1 4, Valanciunas 9-13 8-9 26, Wright 1-4 0-0 2, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, VanVleet 2-7 0-0 5. Totals 43-100 19-22 113. Philadelphia 29 20 28 25 — 102 Toronto 23 30 25 35 — 113 3PT: Philadelphia 11-35 (Redick 5-12, Butler 4-7, Chandler 1-3, Muscala 1-4, Korkmaz 0-1, Embiid 0-4, Shamet 0-4), Toronto 8-29 (Leonard 5-6, VanVleet 1-3, Green 1-6, Lowry 1-7, Miles 0-1, Wright 0-1, Ibaka 0-1, Valanciunas 0-1, Anunoby 0-3). Fouled out: None. RBs: Philadelphia 49 (Embiid 12), Toronto 53 (Leonard 9). AST: Philadelphia 26 (Simmons 11), Toronto 25 (Siakam 6). Total fouls: Philadelphia 23, Toronto 13. Technicals: Butler, Embiid. A: 19,800 (19,800).

Warriors 129, Cavaliers 105 Golden State: Iguodala 2-5 0-0 4, Durant 9-16 3-4 25, Looney 4-6 0-0 8, Curry 11-20 11-12 42, K.Thompson 5-15 4-5 16, McKinnie 2-4 1-1 5, Jerebko 4-4 2-2 11, Bell 1-2 0-0 2, Derrickson 0-1 0-0 0, Cook 4-7 0-0 10, Livingston 3-4 0-0 6, Evans 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 45-85 21-24 129. Cleveland: Osman 6-12 1-2 16, Hood 6-16 1-1 15, T.Thompson 6-8 2-6 14, Hill 0-5 0-0 0, Sexton 7-14 4-5 21, J.Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Nance Jr. 4-4 3-3 11, Blossomgame 0-1 0-0 0, Frye 0-0 0-0 0, Clarkson 7-17 1-1 17, Burks 2-10 4-5 9. Totals 39-89 16-23 105. Golden State 31 27 37 34 — 129 Cleveland 25 39 22 19 — 105 3PT: Golden State 18-34 (Curry 9-14, Durant 4-7, Cook 2-4, K.Thompson 2-6, Jerebko 1-1, McKinnie 0-1, Derrickson 0-1), Cleveland 11-32 (Sexton 3-3, Osman 3-6, Clarkson 2-7, Hood 2-9, Burks 1-5, Blossomgame 0-1, Hill 0-1). Fouled out: None. RBs: Golden State 46 (Durant 10), Cleveland 41 (T.Thompson 19). AST: Golden State 29 (Durant 9), Cleveland 17 (Sexton, Clarkson, T.Thompson, Hill 3). Total fouls: Golden State 17, Cleveland 19. Technicals: Durant, Livingston, Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Delay of game). A: 19,432 (20,562).

NBA LEADERS Through Tuesday’s games Scoring G Harden, HOU 20 Durant, GOL 25 Davis, NOR 21 James, LAL 23 Antetokounmpo, MIL 21 Lillard, POR 24 Embiid, PHL 25 Walker, CHA 23 Leonard, TOR 19 Griffin, DET 21 LaVine, CHI 24 DeRozan, SAN 24 Booker, PHX 19 George, OKC 22 Thompson, GOL 25 Irving, BOS 22 Hardaway Jr., NYK 24 Beal, WAS 24 Harris, LAC 23 McCollum, POR 24 FG Percentage Gobert, UTA Capela, HOU Harrell, LAC Sabonis, IND Siakam, TOR McGee, LAL Jordan, DAL Ayton, PHX Allen, Bro Adams, OKC

FG 148 183 142 129 147 125 91 168 107 131

FG 182 262 207 234 219 213 218 206 172 177 205 219 161 178 229 188 170 192 192 201

FT 164 188 155 123 135 159 208 121 113 116 137 131 80 87 47 56 119 88 67 58 FGA 214 275 218 202 231 200 147 280 179 220

PTS 611 749 587 640 579 655 675 610 486 517 587 575 447 511 574 489 530 525 497 512

AVG 30.6 30.0 28.0 27.8 27.6 27.3 27.0 26.5 25.6 24.6 24.5 24.0 23.5 23.2 23.0 22.2 22.1 21.9 21.6 21.3 PCT .692 .665 .651 .639 .636 .625 .619 .600 .598 .595


SPORTS

12.06.2018 • ThurSday • M 2

Curry lifts Warriors over Cavs

NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W Tampa Bay 29 21 Toronto 28 20 Buffalo 29 17 Boston 27 14 Montreal 28 13 Detroit 28 12 Florida 26 11 Ottawa 28 12 Metropolitan GP W Washington 27 15 Columbus 27 15 NY Islanders 26 13 NY Rangers 28 13 Carolina 27 12 Pittsburgh 26 11 Philadelphia 25 11 New Jersey 26 9

L 7 8 8 9 10 12 10 13 L 9 10 10 12 11 10 12 12

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L Nashville 28 19 8 Colorado 28 16 7 Winnipeg 27 17 8 Dallas 28 15 10 Minnesota 27 15 10 Chicago 29 9 15 Blues 26 9 13 Pacific GP W L Calgary 28 17 9 Anaheim 30 15 10 San Jose 29 14 10 Vegas 29 15 13 Edmonton 28 14 12 Arizona 26 13 11 Vancouver 30 11 16 Los Angeles 28 10 17

OT 1 0 4 4 5 4 5 3 OT 3 2 3 3 4 5 2 5

OT 1 5 2 3 2 5 4 OT 2 5 5 1 2 2 3 1

Pts 43 40 38 32 31 28 27 27 Pts 33 32 29 29 28 27 24 23

Pts 39 37 36 33 32 23 22 Pts 36 35 33 31 30 28 25 21

GF 114 102 89 71 88 81 87 100 GF 98 96 77 80 67 89 76 75

GF 90 102 94 78 86 79 76 GF 100 74 90 87 74 68 84 59

GA 85 73 82 69 90 93 91 114 GA 88 92 75 88 76 87 88 91

GA 67 79 78 72 78 108 88 GA 82 85 90 81 85 67 105 84

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

Home 11-5-0 6-2-3 9-3-2 9-3-1 8-4-2 5-5-3 6-7-2 Home 8-3-2 8-3-5 9-3-2 8-3-1 7-4-1 6-6-1 5-7-1 6-9-1

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

Div 8-2-0 4-2-0 6-3-2 6-4-1 3-3-4 3-5-2 4-1-3 5-6-1 Div 5-2-1 3-3-1 10-2-0 2-4-1 3-3-1 2-5-1 3-3-0 4-4-1

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

Div 6-2-0 3-3-1 5-3-0 1-2-1 6-3-0 4-3-1 3-6-3 Div 6-4-0 5-3-2 4-2-1 7-2-1 3-3-1 3-2-1 3-5-1 3-5-1

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

Thursday Detroit at Toronto, 6 p.m. NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Colorado at Florida, 6 p.m. Columbus at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Montreal at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Calgary, 8 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Chicago at Vegas, 9 p.m. New Jersey at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday Edmonton 3, Blues 2, SO Anaheim 4, Chicago 2 San Jose 5, Carolina 1 Tuesday Winnipeg 3, NY Islanders 1 Florida 5, Boston 0 Calgary 9, Columbus 6 Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 3 Montreal 5, Ottawa 2 Tampa Bay 6, Detroit 5, SO Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, OT Vegas 5, Washington 3 Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2 Arizona 2, Los Angeles 1

Friday Blues at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Carolina at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Saturday Philadelphia at Buffalo, noon Vegas at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. NY Islanders at Detroit, 6 p.m. Colorado at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6 p.m. NY Rangers at Florida, 6 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 6 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m. San Jose at Arizona, 7 p.m. Nashville at Calgary, 9 p.m.

Rangers most valuable team

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Golden State Warriors came back to face a very different looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title, and beat the host Cavaliers 129-105 on Wednesday night. Curry scored nine points in less than a minute midway through the fourth quarter to help the Warriors pull away for their eighth straight over their former Finals rivals. Curry added nine rebounds, seven assists and appears completely healed after missing 11 games with a strained groin. Durant had 10 rebounds and nine assists. It was Golden State’s first visit to Cleveland since June, when the Warriors completed a sweep to win their third championship in four years. The Cavaliers lost LeBron James over the summer as a free agent. Cleveland also is playing without injured All-Star Kevin Love, forward J.R. Smith is on a forced hiatus and the team recently traded Kyle Korver.

NOTEBOOK Wall misses game • Washington guard John Wall missed Wednesday’s 131-117 victory against the Atlanta Hawks because of personal reasons. An All-Star the last five years, Wall missed his first game of the season. He is averaging 21.3 points and 8.4 assists.

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry, who scored 42 points, goes to the basket against the Cavaliers’ Jordan Clarkson in the second half of Wednesday night’s game in Cleveland. The Warriors won 129-105.

NBA SUMMARIES

NBA STANDINGS

Pelicans 132, Mavericks 106

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Dallas: Barnes 5-13 3-4 16, Doncic 2-8 3-4 8, Jordan 1-2 0-0 2, Matthews 5-9 3-5 15, Finney-Smith 5-10 0-0 12, Powell 4-7 4-5 12, Kleber 2-12 0-0 5, Brunson 5-9 0-2 11, Harris 1-4 0-0 2, Barea 6-10 0-0 14, Broekhoff 3-7 1-1 9. Totals 39-91 14-21 106. New Orleans: Hill 1-4 0-0 3, Davis 10-20 5-6 27, Randle 11-16 3-7 27, Frazier 3-5 1-2 8, Holiday 6-11 4-5 17, Johnson 1-2 0-0 3, Miller 4-6 0-0 12, Diallo 5-6 0-0 10, Okafor 1-2 0-0 2, Harrison 0-1 0-0 0, Moore 7-16 0-0 17, Clark 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 51-92 13-20 132. Dallas 31 22 27 26 — 106 New Orleans 32 37 28 35 — 132 3PT: Dallas 14-46 (Barnes 3-9, Finney-Smith 2-4, Barea 2-4, Broekhoff 2-5, Matthews 2-6, Brunson 1-3, Doncic 1-4, Kleber 1-8, Harris 0-1, Powell 0-2), New Orleans 17-29 (Miller 4-6, Moore 3-4, Davis 2-2, Randle 2-3, Clark 2-3, Johnson 1-1, Frazier 1-3, Holiday 1-3, Hill 1-4). Fouled out: None. RBs: Dallas 45 (Powell 10), New Orleans 46 (Randle 18). AST: Dallas 26 (Brunson 7), New Orleans 36 (Davis 9). Total fouls: Dallas 17, New Orleans 15. Technicals: Dallas coach Mavericks (Defensive three second), Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, Randle. A: 14,810 (16,867).

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

T’Wolves 121, Hornets 104 ASSOCIATED PRESS

Defenseman Marc Staal (18) celebrates after scoring a goal Sunday for the New York Rangers, who are valued at an NHL-best $1.55 billion.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise for a fourth consecutive year, according to Forbes. The Rangers top the annual list of franchise valuations at $1.55 billion, up 3 percent from last year. The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at $1.35 billion, and Montreal Canadiens third at $1.3 billion, 4 percent increases for both clubs. Original Six clubs make up the top five, with the Chicago Blackhawks fourth at $1.05 billion and

the Boston Bruins fifth at $925 million. The Detroit Red Wings are not far behind in eighth ($775 million) and have seen an 11 percent increase thanks to a new downtown arena. The Blues were 17th at $465 million. Senators, Penguins swap minorleaguers • Ottawa acquired defenseman Stefan Elliott and forward Tobias Lindberg in a trade with Pittsburgh for defenseman Macoy Erkamps and forward Ben Sexton. The swap of minor-leaguers was announced on Wednesday.

NHL SUMMARIES POINTS SCORING

Sharks 5, Hurricanes 1 Carolina 0 1 0 — San Jose 2 2 1 — First period: 1, San Jose, Goodrow 4 (Labanc, M.Karlsson), 3:44. 2, San Jose, Hertl 7 (Couture, Labanc), 10:10 (pp). Penalties: Staal, CAR, (delay of game), 0:19; Di Giuseppe, CAR, (hooking), 9:14. Second period: 3, San Jose, Meier 14 (Thornton, Simek), 8:42. 4, San Jose, Pavelski 18 (Thornton, Meier), 15:02. 5, Carolina, Wallmark 2 (Slavin, Hamilton), 18:31 (pp). Penalties: Kane, SJ, (hooking), 11:38; Kane, SJ, (tripping), 17:25. Third period: 6, San Jose, Sorensen 5 (Thornton, Meier), 15:43. Penalties: McGinn, CAR, (tripping), 7:50; Sorensen, SJ, (interference), 7:50; Dillon, SJ, (elbowing), 19:50. Shots: Carolina 17-12-11: 40. San Jose 9-7-7: 23. Power-plays: Carolina 1 of 3; San Jose 1 of 2. Goalies: Carolina, McElhinney 7-3-1 (23 shots-18 saves). San Jose, Jones 11-6-3 (40-39). A: 17,119. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Garrett Rank. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Steve Miller.

1 5

Through Tuesday’s games Player, team M. Rantanen, COL N. MacKinnon, COL N. Kucherov, TBL M. Marner, TOR B. Point, TBL B. Wheeler, WPG C. McDavid, EDM J. Gaudreau, CGY M. Duchene, OTT J. Eichel, BUF A. Ovechkin, WSH S. Monahan, CGY N. Backstrom, WSH M. Scheifele, WPG M. Tkachuk, CGY E. Malkin, PIT J. Tavares, TOR G. Landeskog, COL J. Huberdeau, FLA T. Chabot, OTT C. Atkinson, CBJ D. Pastrnak, BOS P. Kane, CHI L. Draisaitl, EDM M. Stone, OTT E. Lindholm, CGY M. Domi, MTL

GP 28 28 29 28 29 27 26 28 28 29 27 28 27 27 28 26 28 28 26 28 26 27 27 27 28 28 28

G 11 19 12 6 20 4 14 12 12 7 20 17 10 16 13 10 17 16 7 7 19 19 13 13 13 13 13

A 35 24 30 33 17 32 21 23 22 27 13 16 23 16 19 22 14 15 24 24 11 11 17 17 17 17 17

P 46 43 42 39 37 36 35 35 34 34 33 33 33 32 32 32 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

GW 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 SV% .899 .889

PCTG .169 .086 .186 .118 .056 .080 .158 .059 .143 .067 .036 .087 .250 .027 .078 .200 .091 .000 .000 .000 .125 .000 G 0 0

BLUES STATISTICS Through Wednesday’s game Player Ryan O’Reilly Vladimir Tarasenko David Perron Brayden Schenn Tyler Bozak Alex Pietrangelo Alexander Steen Vince Dunn Zach Sanford Jaden Schwartz Patrick Maroon Robert Thomas Ivan Barbashev Joel Edmundson Colton Parayko Oskar Sundqvist Robby Fabbri Jay Bouwmeester Jordan Schmaltz Sammy Blais Robert Bortuzzo Carl Gunnarsson Goalie GP Jake Allen 20 Chad Johnson 9

ST. LOuIS POST-dISPaTCh • B7

GP G 26 12 26 9 26 8 22 6 26 3 24 4 18 6 24 3 21 4 15 2 20 1 21 2 24 3 24 1 26 4 18 4 15 2 22 0 18 0 16 0 8 1 7 0 MINS 1120 444

A 16 11 7 9 8 7 5 7 5 7 7 6 4 6 3 2 2 3 2 1 0 0 AVG 3.16 3.51

PTS 28 20 15 15 11 11 11 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 6 4 3 2 1 1 0 W 7 2

+/3 -8 -5 -6 -7 -8 -5 0 3 3 -12 -3 -8 -1 5 -3 0 -9 -7 -5 -3 2 L 7 6

PIM 6 16 20 21 4 6 6 17 13 8 22 2 7 37 6 8 0 16 2 6 4 2 OT 4 0

PP 2 5 4 2 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 GA 59 26

SH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 SA 586 235

Charlotte: Batum 7-17 1-1 18, Kidd-Gilchrist 4-10 0-0 9, Zeller 4-8 0-0 9, Walker 6-16 2-3 15, Lamb 6-18 4-5 18, Bridges 4-9 0-0 10, Kaminsky 4-7 0-0 10, Biyombo 0-0 1-2 1, Hernangomez 2-2 0-0 4, Parker 0-4 0-0 0, Monk 3-6 4-4 10, Graham 0-0 0-0 0, Bacon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-98 12-15 104. Minnesota: Covington 6-9 4-4 17, Gibson 4-5 1-2 11, Towns 13-20 5-7 35, Teague 1-6 1-1 3, Wiggins 11-19 1-3 26, Nunnally 0-1 0-0 0, Tolliver 0-0 0-0 0, Saric 3-8 0-0 8, Dieng 2-4 1-1 5, Rose 8-15 0-2 16, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Okogie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 48-89 13-20 121. Charlotte 31 33 22 18 — 104 Minnesota 31 31 24 35 — 121 3PT: Charlotte 12-33 (Batum 3-6, Kaminsky 2-4, Bridges 2-5, Lamb 2-5, Kidd-Gilchrist 1-2, Zeller 1-3, Walker 1-5, Monk 0-3), Minnesota 12-24 (Towns 4-5, Wiggins 3-5, Gibson 2-3, Saric 2-3, Covington 1-3, Dieng 0-1, Jones 0-1, Teague 0-1, Rose 0-2). Fouled out: None. RBs: Charlotte 40 (Lamb 11), Minnesota 50 (Towns 12). AST: Charlotte 27 (Batum 8), Minnesota 34 (Teague 18). Total fouls: Charlotte 15, Minnesota 15. Technicals: Kaminsky, Charlotte coach Hornets (Defensive three second). A: 11,248 (19,356).

Thunder 114, Nets 112 Oklahoma City: George 15-27 11-14 47, Grant 2-6 0-0 5, Adams 7-11 1-6 15, Westbrook 9-23 1-2 21, Ferguson 3-7 0-0 8, Noel 2-5 1-2 5, Patterson 0-3 0-0 0, Burton 0-2 0-0 0, Schroder 5-12 0-0 12, Abrines 0-2 0-0 0, Diallo 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 43-99 15-26 114. Brooklyn: Harris 6-12 4-5 19, Hollis-Jefferson 0-2 2-2 2, Allen 5-14 5-5 15, Russell 6-13 2-2 17, Crabbe 7-15 1-3 22, Carroll 3-10 5-5 12, Dudley 2-5 0-0 4, E.Davis 2-3 0-0 4, Napier 0-1 0-0 0, Dinwiddie 6-11 4-8 17. Totals 37-86 23-30 112. Oklahoma City 24 22 29 39 — 114 Brooklyn 26 36 31 19 — 112 3PT: Oklahoma City 13-38 (George 6-13, Ferguson 2-4, Schroder 2-4, Westbrook 2-9, Grant 1-4, Burton 0-1, Patterson 0-1, Abrines 0-2), Brooklyn 15-36 (Crabbe 7-13, Harris 3-4, Russell 3-7, Carroll 1-4, Dinwiddie 1-4, Dudley 0-2, Allen 0-2). Fouled out: None. RBs: Oklahoma City 60 (Westbrook, George 15), Brooklyn 45 (Hollis-Jefferson 9). AST: Oklahoma City 28 (Westbrook 17), Brooklyn 21 (Hollis-Jefferson 6). Total fouls: Oklahoma City 23, Brooklyn 24. Technicals: Westbrook, Brooklyn coach Nets (Defensive three second). A: 13,161 (17,732).

Grizzlies 96, Clippers 86 L.A. Clippers: Harris 2-13 2-2 7, Gallinari 5-15 4-8 17, Gortat 1-3 0-0 2, Gilgeous-Alexander 4-9 3-4 12, Bradley 2-8 0-0 5, Scott 0-3 0-0 0, Harrell 4-8 0-0 8, Marjanovic 4-5 11-12 19, Beverley 1-2 1-2 4, Williams 2-8 7-7 12, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-74 28-35 86. Memphis: Anderson 3-5 1-2 7, Jackson Jr. 5-10 2-2 13, Gasol 1-13 2-3 4, Conley 9-16 2-4 22, Temple 1-5 1-2 4, Casspi 3-4 1-3 7, Green 7-12 5-6 19, Noah 2-5 0-0 4, Mack 3-8 0-0 7, M.Brooks 3-7 1-2 9. Totals 37-85 15-24 96. L.A. Clippers 15 27 27 17 — 86 Memphis 27 24 18 27 — 96 3PT: L.A. Clippers 8-23 (Gallinari 3-7, GilgeousAlexander 1-1, Beverley 1-2, Bradley 1-3, Williams 1-3, Harris 1-4, Harrell 0-1, Scott 0-2), Memphis 7-28 (M.Brooks 2-3, Conley 2-4, Temple 1-3, Mack 1-3, Jackson Jr. 1-4, Anderson 0-1, Casspi 0-1, Green 0-4, Gasol 0-5). Fouled out: Jackson Jr.. RBs: L.A. Clippers 47 (Harris 12), Memphis 49 (Green 11). AST: L.A. Clippers 16 (Williams 7), Memphis 18 (Anderson 6). Total fouls: L.A. Clippers 21, Memphis 27. Technicals: Harris, Anderson. A: 14,144 (18,119).

Wizards 131, Hawks 117 Washington: Satoransky 5-7 2-2 14, Porter Jr. 9-19 0-0 20, Bryant 5-8 5-5 16, Rivers 3-12 2-2 9, Beal 12-22 10-13 36, White 0-0 0-0 0, Oubre Jr. 5-10 7-8 19, Brown Jr. 2-4 0-0 4, Morris 5-11 0-0 12, Smith 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 46-95 27-32 131. Atlanta: Huerter 2-6 2-2 8, Collins 12-17 0-1 26, Dedmon 3-9 3-4 10, Young 4-13 5-9 14, Bazemore 8-18 4-4 22, Bembry 4-11 0-0 8, Len 0-3 0-0 0, Plumlee 0-1 3-4 3, Lin 1-1 0-0 2, Dorsey 3-6 4-5 11, Carter 4-7 2-2 13, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-92 23-31 117. Washington 33 39 31 28 — 131 Atlanta 25 24 45 23 — 117 3PT: Washington 12-38 (Satoransky 2-3, Oubre Jr. 2-5, Beal 2-6, Morris 2-7, Porter Jr. 2-9, Bryant 1-2, Rivers 1-5, Smith 0-1), Atlanta 12-38 (Carter 3-6, Collins 2-4, Huerter 2-5, Bazemore 2-9, Dorsey 1-3, Young 1-4, Dedmon 1-5, Bembry 0-2). Fouled out: Bazemore. RBs: Washington 49 (Porter Jr. 11), Atlanta 43 (Collins 14). AST: Washington 35 (Beal 9), Atlanta 28 (Bazemore, Bembry 6). Total fouls: Washington 24, Atlanta 27. A: 12,551 (18,118).

Nuggets 124, Magic 118 Denver: Hernangomez 6-8 0-0 14, Millsap 6-10 4-7 18, Jokic 5-13 1-2 12, Murray 10-25 9-11 31, Craig 2-2 1-2 5, Plumlee 3-3 5-10 11, Lyles 4-8 3-4 12, Beasley 3-6 0-0 8, Morris 6-7 0-1 13. Totals 45-82 23-37 124. Orlando: Simmons 1-6 0-0 2, Gordon 8-19 0-0 19, Vucevic 11-19 0-0 24, Augustin 3-4 0-0 8, Fournier 8-15 4-4 26, Isaac 4-11 2-2 11, Bamba 4-6 0-0 11, Grant 0-3 0-0 0, Ross 6-12 2-2 17. Totals 45-95 8-8 118. Denver 31 25 32 24 12 — 124 Orlando 28 26 32 26 6 — 118 3PT: Denver 11-19 (Millsap 2-2, Murray 2-3, Beasley 2-3, Hernangomez 2-4, Morris 1-1, Jokic 1-3, Lyles 1-3), Orlando 20-49 (Fournier 6-10, Bamba 3-3, Gordon 3-8, Ross 3-9, Augustin 2-3, Vucevic 2-4, Isaac 1-7, Grant 0-2, Simmons 0-3). Fouled out: Fournier. RBs: Denver 43 (Millsap, Jokic 8), Orlando 40 (Vucevic 15). AST: Denver 34 (Jokic 13), Orlando 30 (Augustin, Gordon 5). Total fouls: Denver 19, Orlando 23. Technicals: Vucevic, Fournier 2, Orlando coach Magic (Defensive three second). A: 16,636 (18,846).

ASSOCIATED PRESS

W 21 17 13 8 8 W 12 11 11 9 5 W 16 13 14 5 5

L 5 9 10 17 18 L 13 13 14 14 20 L 7 9 10 19 20

Pct .808 .654 .565 .320 .308 Pct .480 .458 .440 .391 .200 Pct .696 .591 .583 .208 .200

GB — 4 6½ 12½ 13 GB — ½ 1 2 7 GB — 2½ 2½ 11½ 12

Pct .609 .522 .500 .478 .440 Pct .708 .696 .542 .520 .480 Pct .667 .654 .425 .522 .167

GB — 2 2½ 3 4 GB — ½ 4 4½ 5½ GB — — 1 3½ 12

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

Str W-1 L-1 W-3 L-1 L-8 Str L-1 L-3 W-3 L-1 L-4 Str W-1 L-2 W-1 L-1 L-7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

W 14 12 13 11 11 W 17 16 13 13 12 W 16 17 15 12 4

L 9 11 13 12 14 L 7 7 11 12 13 L 8 9 9 11 20

Wednesday Denver 124, Orlando 118, OT Golden State 129, Cleveland 105 Oklahoma City 114, Brooklyn 112 Washington 131, Atlanta 117 Memphis 96, LA Clippers 86 Milwaukee 115, Detroit 92 Minnesota 121, Charlotte 104 New Orleans 132, Dallas 106 Toronto 113, Philadelphia 102 LA Lakers 121, San Antonio 113 Tuesday Indiana 96, Chicago 90 Orlando 105, Miami 90 Dallas 111, Portland 102 Sacramento 122, Phoenix 105 Utah 139, San Antonio 105

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

Str W-1 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-2 Str W-7 W-4 L-3 W-2 W-1 Str L-1 W-2 W-4 W-2 L-6

Thursday New York at Boston, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Portland, 9 p.m. Houston at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Friday Denver at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Cleveland, 6:30 Toronto at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Chicago, 7 p.m. LA Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Golden State at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday Houston at Dallas, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Indiana, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at New York, 6:30 p.m. Denver at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. LA Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 9 p.m. Miami at LA Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Bucks 115, Pistons 92

Raptors 113, 76ers 102

Detroit: Robinson III 1-2 0-0 2, Griffin 11-22 5-6 31, Drummond 4-10 2-4 10, Jackson 6-15 2-3 15, Galloway 2-5 0-0 5, Johnson 3-16 0-0 7, Leuer 3-4 0-0 6, Pachulia 2-4 4-6 8, Smith 0-3 0-0 0, Calderon 0-4 0-0 0, Kennard 1-6 0-0 2, Thomas 1-3 0-0 3, B.Brown 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 35-96 13-19 92. Milwaukee: Snell 2-5 7-7 11, Antetokounmpo 6-12 3-4 15, Lopez 2-5 0-0 6, Bledsoe 10-17 5-5 27, Brogdon 5-10 2-2 14, Wood 2-4 2-2 6, Wilson 2-3 1-2 7, Maker 3-8 3-6 11, Dellavedova 0-2 2-2 2, Morris 1-3 0-0 2, Connaughton 0-3 0-0 0, DiVincenzo 1-5 0-0 3, S.Brown 4-6 0-0 11. Totals 38-82 25-30 115. Detroit 21 24 19 28 — 92 Milwaukee 30 26 28 31 — 115 3PT: Detroit 9-38 (Griffin 4-11, B.Brown 1-2, Thomas 1-3, Galloway 1-4, Jackson 1-5, Johnson 1-8, Calderon 0-1, Smith 0-2, Kennard 0-2), Milwaukee 14-41 (S.Brown 3-4, Wilson 2-3, Brogdon 2-4, Lopez 2-5, Maker 2-6, Bledsoe 2-6, DiVincenzo 1-4, Dellavedova 0-1, Antetokounmpo 0-2, Connaughton 0-3, Snell 0-3). Fouled out: None. RBs: Detroit 53 (Johnson 9), Milwaukee 46 (Antetokounmpo 8). AST: Detroit 19 (Jackson 5), Milwaukee 25 (Dellavedova 6). Total fouls: Detroit 26, Milwaukee 21. A: 16,541 (17,500).

Philadelphia: Butler 15-27 4-4 38, Chandler 1-6 0-0 3, Embiid 5-17 0-2 10, Simmons 4-6 0-0 8, Redick 9-16 2-2 25, Muscala 1-4 3-3 6, McConnell 3-4 0-0 6, Shamet 2-6 2-3 6, Korkmaz 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 40-88 11-14 102. Toronto: Leonard 13-24 5-6 36, Siakam 3-8 0-0 6, Ibaka 7-13 4-4 18, Lowry 2-8 2-2 7, Green 2-9 0-0 5, Miles 0-2 0-0 0, Anunoby 2-8 0-0 4, Monroe 2-4 0-1 4, Valanciunas 9-13 8-9 26, Wright 1-4 0-0 2, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, VanVleet 2-7 0-0 5. Totals 43-100 19-22 113. Philadelphia 29 20 28 25 — 102 Toronto 23 30 25 35 — 113 3PT: Philadelphia 11-35 (Redick 5-12, Butler 4-7, Chandler 1-3, Muscala 1-4, Korkmaz 0-1, Embiid 0-4, Shamet 0-4), Toronto 8-29 (Leonard 5-6, VanVleet 1-3, Green 1-6, Lowry 1-7, Miles 0-1, Wright 0-1, Ibaka 0-1, Valanciunas 0-1, Anunoby 0-3). Fouled out: None. RBs: Philadelphia 49 (Embiid 12), Toronto 53 (Leonard 9). AST: Philadelphia 26 (Simmons 11), Toronto 25 (Siakam 6). Total fouls: Philadelphia 23, Toronto 13. Technicals: Butler, Embiid. A: 19,800 (19,800).

Warriors 129, Cavaliers 105 Golden State: Iguodala 2-5 0-0 4, Durant 9-16 3-4 25, Looney 4-6 0-0 8, Curry 11-20 11-12 42, K.Thompson 5-15 4-5 16, McKinnie 2-4 1-1 5, Jerebko 4-4 2-2 11, Bell 1-2 0-0 2, Derrickson 0-1 0-0 0, Cook 4-7 0-0 10, Livingston 3-4 0-0 6, Evans 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 45-85 21-24 129. Cleveland: Osman 6-12 1-2 16, Hood 6-16 1-1 15, T.Thompson 6-8 2-6 14, Hill 0-5 0-0 0, Sexton 7-14 4-5 21, J.Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Nance Jr. 4-4 3-3 11, Blossomgame 0-1 0-0 0, Frye 0-0 0-0 0, Clarkson 7-17 1-1 17, Burks 2-10 4-5 9. Totals 39-89 16-23 105. Golden State 31 27 37 34 — 129 Cleveland 25 39 22 19 — 105 3PT: Golden State 18-34 (Curry 9-14, Durant 4-7, Cook 2-4, K.Thompson 2-6, Jerebko 1-1, McKinnie 0-1, Derrickson 0-1), Cleveland 11-32 (Sexton 3-3, Osman 3-6, Clarkson 2-7, Hood 2-9, Burks 1-5, Blossomgame 0-1, Hill 0-1). Fouled out: None. RBs: Golden State 46 (Durant 10), Cleveland 41 (T.Thompson 19). AST: Golden State 29 (Durant 9), Cleveland 17 (Sexton, Clarkson, T.Thompson, Hill 3). Total fouls: Golden State 17, Cleveland 19. Technicals: Durant, Livingston, Cleveland coach Cavaliers (Delay of game). A: 19,432 (20,562).

Lakers 121, Spurs 113 San Antonio: Gay 12-21 5-5 31, Cunningham 1-2 0-0 2, Aldridge 7-14 7-7 21, Forbes 1-7 0-0 2, DeRozan 12-27 8-8 32, Bertans 3-5 0-0 9, Poeltl 3-4 0-0 6, White 1-5 0-0 2, Mills 2-8 0-0 6, Belinelli 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 43-96 20-20 113. L.A. Lakers: James 15-24 9-13 42, Kuzma 7-19 5-7 22, McGee 4-4 0-0 8, Ball 5-12 1-2 14, Ingram 2-2 1-3 5, Mykhailiuk 1-7 1-2 4, Beasley 1-3 0-0 2, Chandler 0-0 2-2 2, Hart 2-5 0-0 6, Caldwell-Pope 3-7 4-4 12, Stephenson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 42-88 23-33 121. San Antonio 23 22 37 31 — 113 L.A. Lakers 31 19 28 43 — 121 3-point goals: San Antonio 7-27 (Bertans 3-5, Gay 2-5, Mills 2-7, Belinelli 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, White 0-3, Forbes 0-5), L.A. Lakers 14-39 (Ball 3-6, James 3-7, Kuzma 3-9, Hart 2-5, Caldwell-Pope 2-5, Mykhailiuk 1-5, Stephenson 0-2). Fouled out: Gay. Rebounds: San Antonio 49 (Aldridge 9), L.A. Lakers 42 (Chandler, Kuzma 9). Assists: San Antonio 18 (White 5), L.A. Lakers 21 (Ball 9). Total fouls: San Antonio 24, L.A. Lakers 18. Technicals: Bertans. A: 18,997 (18,997).


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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 12.06.2018

ALL-METRO FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER OF THE YEAR • TARYN TKACHUK, VILLA DUCHESNE

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Andrew Hunt Ladue football A 6-foot, 190-pound senior running back and defensive back, Hunt was a vital cog on both sides of the ball in the Rams’ run to the Class 4 state championship. In a 48-11 win over MICDS in the championship game, Hunt had 26 carries for 156 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Hunt scored both of his touchdowns in the first quarter on runs of 23 and 27 yards as Ladue built a 14-0 lead. He also made two receptions for 21 yards, and on defense he had two tackles and an interception. The conference offensive player of the year, Hunt rushed for 1,487 yards and 22 TDs and made 73 tackles, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions. EJ Liddell Belleville West basketball A 6-foot-7, 230-pound senior power forward and Ohio State signee, Liddell was named MVP of the Washington (Ill.) Tournament of Champions to kick off the season. Then last weekend, he had a pair of monster games in the Marshall County (Ky.) Hoopfest. He piled up 42 points and 16 rebounds in a 77-60 win over Madisonville North Hopkins (Ky.) and had 22 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a 74-68 victory over Callaway (Miss.). Liddell is the reigning Post-Dispatch All-Metro co-player of the year, just the second junior to be Illinois Mr. Basketball and the second junior to be Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year. He has 1,939 career points. Reggie Love Trinity football A 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior running back, Love came up big to help the Titans defeat Cardinal Ritter 45-19 to claim the Class 3 state championship at Mizzou’s Faurot Field. Percy, who split carries with senior Alphonzo Andrews this season, carried the ball 19 times for 203 yards and a touchdown against Ritter. His TD run was a 5-yarder for the Titans’ final score late in the fourth quarter that put an exclamation point on the win. For the season, Love averaged 7.1 yards per carry and amassed 539 yards and six touchdowns. He also runs track. Percy Mitchell Vianney football A 5-foot-11, 210-pound senior running back, Mitchell was the second-leading rusher for a Griffins team that captured the Class 5 state championship. In a 28-14 win over Fort Osage in the title game, Mitchell had 22 carries for 90 yards and three touchdowns. His 12-yard jaunt in the third quarter put the Griffins on the board after falling behind 14-0. Mitchell capped off Vianney’s comeback with a pair of fourthquarter TD runs, scoring from 2 and 10 yards out. A first-team all-conference selection this season after being a second-teamer last year, Mitchell rushed for 1,849 yards and 22 TDs, while averaging seven yards per carry. Caitlyn Thorne St. Charles wrestling After growing up as a successful gymnast, Thorne has made the quick transition to wrestling. She helped the Pirates win the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament title at 126 pounds with four first-period pins, including one match that lasted just 16 seconds. Thorne, a junior, is the product of a wrestling family; both her grandfather, Mike, and her father, Jeff, coached wrestling at St. Charles and older brother Cody, who’s sidelined due to an elbow injury suffered late in the football season, has qualified for state the last two seasons. Emily Traube Nerinx Hall swimming A sophomore, Traube starred in leading the Markers to a dominant team victory at the Ladue Invitational. She broke three meet records, three school records, won four gold medals, posting the top time in the state this season in the 200 individual medley (2:10.31). She set meet and school records in winning the 200 IM, the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay and also took first in the 100 free relay with a statequalifying time of 54.15. She was coming off victories in three events in a dual with RosatiKain. As a freshman, Traube set four individual school records and at state, finishing sixth in the 200 free and 10th in the 50 free. Caleb Tyus Civic Memorial wrestling One of several gifted underclassmen on a young Eagles squad, Tyus repeated as a champion at the 40th Civic Memorial Holiday Tournament while improving to 6-0 on the season. After a first-period pin and a 4-0 decision, he pinned freshman teammate Evan Zobrist in 56 seconds to capture the title at 126 pounds. Listed as an honorable mention at 120 pounds in Class 2A by illinoismatmen.com, Tyus went 37-7 and qualified for state at 113 a year ago after placing second at regionals and third at sectionals. Compiled by Paul Kopsky based off stats reported to STLhighschoolsports.com. Please send nominations to pkopsky@ stltoday.com by noon each Monday.

ICE BREAKER Saints sophomore tweaks family tradition by excelling off skates BY BEN VESSA Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

In the home of Villa Duchesne sophomore Taryn Tkachuk, dinner conversations begin and end with hockey. The sport is always on television, whether or not her two brothers, NHL standouts Matthew and Brady, are playing. “All the time, nothing else,” she said. “We watch hockey every night. Even when I’m home alone, I just put it on.” But in addition to hockey, her surname is synonymous with grit and hard work. And that was never more evident than what the daughter of Keith and Chantal Tkachuk accomplished this fall. Recovering from a torn meniscus, Tkachuk scored a pair of late, gameclinching goals in both the semifinal and title games to earn the distinction of Post-Dispatch All-Metro field hockey player of the year. On May 15, Tkachuk’s soccer season came to a painful end after a collision with an opposing goalkeeper. As she clutched her knee, she wondered if she would be able to play field hockey for the Saints in the fall. “I struggled with that (injury). I still feel pain,” she said. Less than six months later, she was clutching something else — a championship trophy. Tkachuk, who led the area in total points, sat out the first two weeks of field hockey practice. She also missed four games midway through the season and was subbed out of several contests when her knee would not cooperate. In all, she scored 29 goals, tied for first in the area, and contributed 18 assists, helping Villa Duchesne claim a second consecutive Midwest Tournament championship. “I’ve never met a kid who will push through pain more than Taryn will,” Villa Duchesne coach Kate Graft said. “There were many games where I could see the pain in her face, but she was like, ‘I have to push through this for the team.’ ”

RANDY KEMP • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

Villa Duchesne sophomore Taryn Tkachuk is the Post-Dispatch All-Metro field hockey player of the year. The daughter of former NHL player Keith and sister of current NHLers Matthew and Brady is making a mark athletically in her own way.

Tkachuk scored 15 goals in the Saints’ first 10 games. But with her knee flaring up at the end of September, she went four successive games without a goal and sat out four more games on a trip to Chicago. But she bounced back with a strong finish to the campaign. After Tkachuk scored 31 goals as a freshman, Graft noticed a drastic difference in how other teams played her this year. “People know her more, so she’s marked a lot more. Some games, she’s out there with two people on her,” Graft said. “And sometimes, that’s your own worst enemy. You want to finish, but you’re not able to because you are so frustrated with yourself.” In the title game against MICDS, with just more than 21 minutes left to play Tkachuk scored on a rocket-like shot directly off a corner pass to give Villa Duchesne the only goal of the game. Despite being left-handed and having to play right-handed (all field hockey sticks play right-handed due to their shape), Tkachuk has one of the most powerful shots in the sport, a skill she attributes to practice. In the basement of her home, she often departs to her “shooting room,” a turfed area where a plastic goalie guards a small net. The goalie has several openings for aiming purposes. Some of those holes

were created by the manufacturer — others by Taryn. “I just go down there and hit a bunch of balls in a row. I just nail at that thing,” Tkachuk said. And in the fall, the family has become equally as passionate about hockey played on a field as hockey played on ice. Father Keith played 19 seasons in the NHL, including a stint with the St. Louis Blues. Brady is currently with the Ottawa Senators. Matthew plays for the Calgary Flames. Despite having two active sons in the NHL, Keith makes it to every one of Taryn’s contests. “(My father) has to be in town for every game,” she said. “Sometimes, I hear my dad yelling, ‘Keep your stick on the ice,’ and I’m like, ‘I’m playing field hockey.’ But he’s a very big help. He knows what to do, and he gives me a lot of pointers.” Taryn did not get involved in field hockey until the seventh grade, and she hopes to keep improving and working on her overall skills. “I feel like this year, I used more speed and power. I need to work on the little things like 1 v 1s,” Tkachuk said. “My goal is to play (NCAA Division I) field hockey.” And that most likely is going to happen. Goals, of course, are her specialty.

FIRST TEAM

SECOND TEAM

F • Brooke Behan, senior, Villa Duchesne Tied for area lead with 23 assists, helped lead Saints to second consecutive Midwest Tournament title. Signed to play at North Carolina.

M • Grace Pahic, senior, Cor Jesu Team-leading 10 goals, 14 assists. Scored twice in Chargers’ 4-0 quarterfinal win over John Burroughs.

F • Kate Oliver, freshman, MICDS Second in area with 66 points and 29 goals tied for tops in area. Scored for Rams in Midwest Tournament quarterfinal and semifinal wins.

M • Mia Fields, junior, Nerinx Hall Bucknell commit is one of premier two-way players in area. Helped Markers to Midwest Tournament quarterfinal appearance.

M • Suzy Keefer, sophomore, Villa Duchesne Moved from forward to midfield and tallied 18 goals and 22 assists, ranking third in the area in points.

M • Molly Christopher, junior, MICDS Had eight goals and 10 assists, helping MICDS to 21-win season. Assisted on final two goals in 4-2 victory over Cor Jesu in the Midwest Tournament semifinal.

M • Cate Camenzind, senior, Kirkwood Georgetown lacrosse signee tallied 15 goals and 12 assists as Kirkwood earned first Midwest Field Hockey Tournament final four berth in school history.

M • Teresa Schmidt, senior, Cor Jesu Had seven goals and eight assists as Cor Jesu adavanced to Midwest Tournament semifinals. D • Almira Arnold, senior, John Burroughs A four-year varsity starter, Arnold helped John Burroughs earn 13 wins, 11 by shutout. Also tallied six goals and added three assists.

M • Mia Duchars, junior, MICDS Fifth in the area in scoring with 14 goals and 23 assists. Metro League Player is a University of Louisville recruit.

G • Jordan Tierney, junior, Visitation Tierney played a stretch of 15 games from Aug. 31 through October 6 where she surrendered just three goals. Collected 11 shutouts.

F • Megan Rice, senior, Kirkwood F • Morgan Sickels, senior, Westminster F • Caroline Carr, junior, MICDS F • Liz Pelligreen, senior, Villa Duchesne F • Callie Hummel, junior, Parkway West M • Sophia Schlattman, junior, Villa Duchesne D • Cameron Murphy, junior, Visitation D • Jensen Kitrel, junior, Eureka D • Lily Baker, sophomore, MICDS D • Lilly Balderston, senior, Lafayette G • Mikayla Bridges, senior, Pattonville

THIRD TEAM F • Mia Simpson, sophomore, Lafayette F • Elyse Uding, senior, Notre Dame F • Theresa Consolino, senior, Summit F • Katherine Goddin, senior, Lafayette M • Kendall Battle, senior, Pattonville M • Arden Lily, senior, MICDS D • Hannah Wilson, junior, Nerinx Hall D • Erin Bozdech, senior, Cor Jesu D • Anna Pelligreen, senior, Villa Duchesne D • Taylor Etling, junior, Cor Jesu G •Emma Opoku, senior, Summit

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE BOYS BASKETBALL

Granite City (3-2) at Columbia (3-2), 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Webster Groves Classic Soldan (3-1) vs. Staley, 4 p.m. John Burroughs (2-0) vs. CBC (3-2), 5:30 p.m. Lee’s Summit vs. NW Academy (1-5), 8 p.m. Gateway STEM (3-1) at Webster Groves, 7 p.m. Principia Tournament Crystal City (1-3) vs. North County Chr., 4 p.m. Gateway Science (1-4) vs. Bayless (0-3), 5:30 p.m. STL Patriots (2-3) vs. Blue Knights (3-0), 7 p.m. Bourbon (1-0) at Principia (2-3), 8:30 p.m. North Greene Spartan Classic PleasantPlains(0-1)vs.FatherMcGivney(2-5),6:30p.m. Other games Lovejoy (5-4) at Normandy (1-3), 4:30 p.m. Kirkwood (1-0) at Pattonville (0-4), 6 p.m. Confluence (1-1) at MS-Berkeley (1-3), 6 p.m. Jefferson (2-2) at Kingston, 6 p.m. McCluer (3-0) at Parkway West (0-3), 6 p.m. Sumner vs. Roosevelt (2-3) at Vashon, 6:15 p.m. Wright City (1-1) at Missouri Military (0-1), 7 p.m. Fredericktown at Herculaneum (0-4), 7 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Barat at Brentwood, 4:30 p.m. Haz.East (0-1) at Maplewood-RH (0-2), 5 p.m. McCluer North (4-0) at McCluer (0-3), 5:30 p.m. Potosi (0-1) at Jefferson (2-2), 5:30 p.m. Nerinx Hall (2-2) at St. Joseph’s (0-4), 6 p.m. Mon. County (2-2) at New Haven (3-2), 6 p.m. Carlinville (4-1) at Litchfield (2-5), 6 p.m. Haz. Central (3-2) at University City (1-3), 6 p.m. Waterloo (2-5) at Highland (7-1), 6 p.m. Hermann (5-0) at South Callaway (1-0), 6 p.m. Blair Oaks at St. James (2-1), 6 p.m. De Soto (3-1) at Farmington (2-1), 6 p.m. Dupo (1-7) at Wood River (5-3), 6 p.m. Gillespie (1-4) at Pana (6-3), 6 p.m. WayneCity at Okawville (2-3), 6:15 p.m. Columbia (7-1) at Breese Central (2-4), 6:15 p.m. Carlyle (3-5) at Freeburg (4-2), 6:15 p.m. NW Acad. vs. MedandBiosc at Soldan, 6:15 p.m. Metro (2-0) at Cleveland (0-1), 6:15 p.m.

Visit STLhighschoolsports.com for Wednesday’s basketball box scores and more. Salem (0-8) at Wesclin (3-5), 6:15 p.m. Marissa (5-2) at Valmeyer (1-5), 6:15 p.m. Sumner (1-1) at McKinley (2-2), 6:15 p.m. Fort Zumwalt North (3-0) at Fort Zumwalt West (3-1), 6:30 p.m. Saxony Lutheran at Miller Career (4-0), 6:30 p.m. Fort Zumwalt East (3-1) at Hillsboro (0-3), 7 p.m. Festus (1-0) at Northwest-CH (1-4), 7 p.m. Windsor (2-3) at Affton (1-3), 7 p.m. Fort Zumwalt South (1-3) at Francis Howell (3-2), 7 p.m. North County (3-0) at Union (3-0), 7 p.m. Marquette (3-1) at Mehlville (1-4), 7 p.m.

Hazelwood West (2-1) at Ritenour (0-3), 7 p.m. Oakville (2-2) at Sullivan (3-2), 7 p.m. St. Dominic (1-4) at Cardinal Ritter (3-0), 7:15 p.m. Notre Dame (1-3) at Borgia (0-2), 7:15 p.m. Marion (2-7) at Mount Vernon (1-5), 7:15 p.m. Trinity (2-2) at Rosati-Kain (0-2), 7:15 p.m. Althoff (5-3) at Mascoutah (1-7), 7:15 p.m. Greenville (8-0) at Hillsboro, Ill. (6-2), 7:30 p.m. Troy (5-0) at St. Charles West (3-2), 7:30 p.m. Belleville West (4-3) at Edwardsville (8-1), 7:30 p.m. Staunton (6-2) at Vandalia (2-5), 7:30 p.m. O’Fallon (3-3) at Collinsville (4-2), 7:30 p.m. Nokomis (0-7) at Father McGivney (7-2), 7:30 p.m. Jerseyville (4-3) at Alton Marquette (5-3), 7:30 p.m. Mater Dei (6-0) at Civic Memorial (8-0), 7:30 p.m. Roxana (2-3) at Piasa Southwestern (8-2), 7:30 p.m. Gibault (4-6) at ME Lutheran (4-3), 7:30 p.m. Granite City (0-5) at Alton (2-4), 7:30 p.m. St. Clair (2-0) vs. Nixa, at Kickapoo, 7:30 p.m. Nashville (6-2) at Herrin (1-2), 7:45 p.m.

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12.06.2018 • ThurSday • M 1 7. Maryland (8-0) idle. Next: vs. James Madison, Saturday.

COLLEGES Area results

8. Oregon State (6-1) idle. Next: vs. Santa Clara, Sunday.

Women’s basketball Truman State 66, Columbia College 57 McKendree 69, Missouri Baptist 48 Webster U. 99, MacMurray 45 Illinois 75, Indiana State 57 State Fair 78, St. Louis CC 57

9. Tennessee (7-0) beat Stetson 65-55. Next: at No. 12 Texas, Sunday. 10. N.C. State (9-0) beat Hampton 83-51. Next: at Georgetown, Saturday. 11. Stanford (6-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 4 Baylor, Saturday, Dec. 15.

Men’s basketball Missouri State 84, Western Kentucky 78 UI Chicago 94, Illinois State 75 McKendree 96, Blackburn 84

12. Texas (7-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 9 Tennessee, Sunday. 13. California (7-0) idle. Next: at Saint Mary’s, Saturday.

Area basketball schedule THURSDAY M: Missouri Baptist at Philander Smith, 4 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Missouri Western, 5:30 p.m. W: Washington at Westminster, 6 p.m. W: Principia at Fontbonne, 6 p.m. M: Principia at Washington, 7 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Missouri Western, 7:30 p.m. M: Lincoln Christian at LU-Belleville, 7:30 p.m. W: Lewis & Clark at Illinois College JV, 7:30 p.m.

14. Minnesota (8-0) beat Incarnate Word 75-39. Next: at Boston College, Sunday. 15. Syracuse (8-2) beat MarylandEastern Shore 96-51. Next: vs. Niagara, Monday, Dec. 17. 16. Iowa (7-2) beat Iowa State 73-70. Next: vs. IUPUI, Saturday. 17. Arizona State (5-2) idle. Next: vs. Southern University, Friday. 18. Marquette (6-1) idle. Next: at No. 6 Mississippi State, Thursday. 19. Kentucky (8-0) idle. Next: vs. Rhode Island, Thursday.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL How the top 25 fared

20. DePaul (6-3) beat Northwestern 76-60. Next: at Oklahoma, Sunday.

WEDNESDAY 1. UConn (8-0) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday. 2. Notre Dame (7-1) idle. Next: at Toledo, Saturday. 3. Oregon (7-0) idle. Next: at Michigan State, Sunday. 4. Baylor (7-0) idle. Next: vs. Morehead State, Wednesday, Dec. 12. 5. Louisville (9-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 19 Kentucky, Sunday. 6. Mississippi State (8-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Marquette, Thursday.

21. Drake (8-1) idle. Next: at South Dakota State, Saturday. 22. South Carolina (5-4) beat Appalachian State 80-50. Next: at Duke, Sunday. 23. Missouri (6-2) idle. Next: vs. UMKC, Thursday. 24. Gonzaga (8-1) idle. Next: vs. Washington State, Sunday. 25. Miami (7-2) idle. Next: vs. New Orleans, Sunday.

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WEDNESDAY East Buffalo 89, Le Moyne 55 Canisius 68, Robert Morris 62 Colgate 64, Columbia 62 Drexel 95, Loyola (Md.) 86 Duquesne 93, Marshall 82 G. Wash. 68, Towson 64 Hofstra 75, Monmouth (NJ) 73 Navy 80, Delaware 65 Quinnipiac 64, Dartmouth 59 Saint Joseph’s 92, Princeton 82 St. Bon. 82, Siena 40 St. John’s 85, Mount St. Mary’s 71 Stony Brook 69, Manhattan 62 UConn 90, Lafayette 63 Yale 97, Lehigh 87 South Coast. Carolina 75, Hampton 66 Duke 84, Hartford 54 E. Kentucky 79, SC-Upstate 77 FAU 68, Mercer 64 Louisiana-Laf. 97, Loyola (NO) 84 Louisville 86, Cent. Arkansas 41 Morgan St. 74, Binghamton 68 NC State 100, W. Carolina 67 Old Dominion 71, William & Mary 53 Richmond 82, Coppin St. 47 Stetson 68, W. Illinois 64 The Citadel 127, Johnson & Wales (NC) 93 Tulane 87, UT Martin 74 Vanderbilt 79, Mid. Tennessee 51 Virginia Tech 89, VMI 68 Midwest Butler 70, Brown 55 Cleveland St. 82, Bowling Green 64 Ill.-Chicago 94, Illinois St. 75 Miami (Ohio) 65, Wright St. 62 Missouri St. 84, W. Kentucky 78 North Texas 80, Indiana St. 69 Ohio St. 77, Illinois 67 Purdue Fort Wayne 68, Akron 65 Rio Grande 70, North Dakota 56 Toledo 101, Detroit 57 Xavier 82, Ohio 61 Southwest Texas Tech 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 47

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English Premier League Wednesday’s results Wolverhampton 2, Chelsea 1 Burnley 1, Liverpool 3 Everton 1, Newcastle 1 Fulham 1, Leicester 1 Man United 2, Arsenal 2 Tottenham 3, Southampton 1

NFL TEAM STATS TOTAL YARDAGE AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE OFFENSE Kansas City Pittsburgh L.A. Chargers New England Indianapolis Houston Baltimore Denver Cleveland Oakland Jacksonville Cincinnati Tennessee Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo DEFENSE Baltimore Buffalo Jacksonville Pittsburgh L.A. Chargers Tennessee Houston Indianapolis New England N.Y. Jets Denver Oakland Miami Cleveland Kansas City Cincinnati OFFENSE Tampa Bay L.A. Rams New Orleans Green Bay Atlanta Carolina San Francisco Minnesota Philadelphia Seattle Chicago N.Y. Giants Detroit Dallas Washington Arizona DEFENSE Chicago Dallas Minnesota San Francisco Green Bay Carolina Detroit New Orleans Arizona L.A. Rams Washington Seattle Philadelphia N.Y. Giants Atlanta Tampa Bay

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TONIGHT

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Chilly with snow and rain WIND NW 7-14 mph

Becoming clear and colder WIND N 6-12 mph

Cold with clouds and sun WIND NNW 4-8 mph

Mostly cloudy and cold WIND E 7-14 mph

38°

19°

Pass 3798 3848 3291 3281 3252 2799 2934 2798 2877 2899 2687 2836 2370 2393 2309 1975 Pass 2333 2246 2486 2742 2771 2654 3002 2925 3150 2977 3128 2920 3057 3316 3540 3357

Yard 5312 5279 4759 4567 4531 4522 4359 4331 4329 4239 4219 4202 4080 3982 3881 2872 Yard 3815 3818 3933 4185 4222 4236 4254 4256 4336 4408 4409 4409 4416 4532 4730 4745

Rush 1178 1673 1529 1268 948 1690 1550 1033 1239 1786 1385 1150 1217 1579 1399 1032 Rush 1030 1095 1190 1298 1534 1155 1437 905 1691 1421 1233 1401 1244 1499 1568 1452

Pass 4134 3606 3230 3299 3583 2832 2809 3298 3090 2453 2834 3052 2863 2403 2482 1840 Pass 2785 2723 2743 2887 2688 3081 2817 3351 2645 2987 3176 3008 3172 3033 3162 3293

Thursday JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at TENNESSEE TITANS: JAGUARS: OUT: WR D.J. Chark (quadricep), DT Abry Jones (shin). QUESTIONABLE: S Cody Davis (hamstring), G Josh Walker (foot, ankle). DNP: WR D.J. Chark (quadricep), DT Abry Jones (shin). LIMITED: S Cody Davis (hamstring), G Josh Walker (foot, ankle). FULL: DE Calais Campbell (ankle), CB Tre Herndon (ankle), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), CB Quenton Meeks (knee), T Jermey Parnell (knee), CB Jalen Ramsey (knee). TITANS: OUT: S Dane Cruikshank (knee), RB David Fluellen (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Darius Jennings (knee), LB Derrick Morgan (knee). DNP: S Dane Cruikshank (knee), RB David Fluellen (knee). LIMITED: WR Darius Jennings (knee), LB Derrick Morgan (knee). FULL: CB Malcolm Butler (quadricep), S Kevin Byard (shoulder), DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder), CB Adoree’ Jackson (wrist), QB Marcus Mariota (right hand), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle), S Kenny Vaccaro (knee).

BOSTON (1): Re-signed Steve Pearce, 1b-of, to a $6.25 million, one-year contract. DETROIT (1): Signed Matt Moore, lhp, Texas, to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. NEW YORK (2): Re-signed Brett Gardner, of, to a $7.5 million, one-year contract; re-signed CC Sabathia, lhp, to an $8 million, one-year contract. TEXAS (2): Signed Jeff Mathis, c, Arizona, to a $6.25 million, two-year contract; signed Jesse Chavez, rhp, Chicago Cubs, to an $8 million, two-year contract.

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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL National League CARDINALS — Acquired INF Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, INF Andrew Young and a 2019 competitive balance round B draft pick (No. 6) MIAMI — Named Mel Stottlemyre Jr. pitching coach, Trey Hillman first base and infield coach and Jeff Livesey assistant hitting coach. American League DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Louis Coleman, Cs Kade Scivicque and Bobby Wilson and INF Kody Eaves on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with INF-OF Chris Owings on a one-year contract. BASKETBALL | WNBA LA SPARKS — Named Derek Fisher coach. FOOTBALL | NFL ARIZONA — Placed OL D.J. Humphries on IR. Signed OL Joe Barksdale. Signed OL Rees Odhiambo from Indianapolis practice squad. CAROLINA — Placed TE Greg Olsen on IR. Signed WR Mose Frazier from practice squad. CINCINNATI — Placed WR A.J. Green on IR. Activated CB Davontae Harris from IR. CLEVELAND — Signed OL Mason Gentry and WR Daniel Williams to the practice squad. Promoted OL Kyle Kalis from the practice squad. Placed DL Daniel Ekuale the reserve/suspended by commissioner list. DETROIT — Placed LB Jalen ReevesMaybin on IR. Promoted DE Eric Lee from the practice squad. GREEN BAY — Claimed DL Fadol Brown off waivers from Oakland and CB Natrell Jamerson off waivers from Houston. Placed RB Tra Carson and CB Kevin King on IR. INDIANAPOLIS — Signed OT De’Ondre Wesley to the practice squad. OAKLAND — Signed RB C.J. Anderson, CB Bene Benwikere and DE Kony Ealy. Placed WR Martavis Bryant, LB Shilique Calhoun and S Reggie Nelson on IR. SAN FRANCISCO — Placed LB Dekoda Watson on the IR list. Signed LS Colin Holba to a two-year contract. Promoted LB Pita Taumoepenu from the team’s practice squad. Signed S Terrell Williams Jr. to the practice squad. WASHINGTON — Placed CB Quinton Dunbar, WR Trey Quinn and G Jonathan Cooper on IR. Signed QB Josh Johnson, G Zac Kerin, C Demetrius Rhaney and DE Marcus Smith. HOCKEY | NHL OTTAWA — Acquired D Stefan Elliott and F Tobias Lindberg from the Pittsburgh Penguins for D Macoy Erkamps and F Ben Sexton. SOCCER | USL OTTAWA FURY FC — Signed general manager Julian de Guzman to a three-year contract. COLLEGE MISSOURI — Extended the contract of Barry Odom football coach two years. NCAA — Placed Oregon on two years probation for violating rules related to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the track and field program and suspended women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves two games. Fined the school $5,000 plus 1 percent of the men’s and women’s basketball budgets. COLORADO — Named Mel Tucker football coach. SOUTHERN CAL — Named Kliff Kingsbury offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

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SUNDAY

Lions...................... 1.5 COWBOYS..............3.5 Steelers................11.5 Monday SEAHAWKS...............3

The Southeast, coastal Northeast, northern and central Plains and Northwest can expect dry weather today. Snow showers will mark the leading edge of colder air from the Midwest to the northern Appalachians. Rain showers will riddle the southern Plains. A storm will turn inland over the Southwest with rain and mountain snow.

MONDAY

Shown are noon positions of precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Cloudy and chilly Partly sunny and chilly WIND WIND WNW 6-12 mph N 8-16 mph

80

Peoria 55 74 Macomb 33/16 32/13 Bloomington Urbana 32/15 36/16

Kirksville 32/13

Quincy 33/15

Decatur 35/16 Springfield 57 35/15 Effingham 70 55 37/18

35

Columbia 70 35/18 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 38/19 City 39/17 37/19 Union 55 39/18 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 38/21 40/21 Farmington 40/21 Cape Girardeau 40/24 Springfield 39/22 Poplar Bluff West Plains 39/26 55 39/24

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RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. Change

Location

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32 23 21 20 25

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. Change

Location

Meramec River Sullivan Valley Park Arnold Bourbeuse River Union Ohio River Cairo 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

21.36 -1.90 20.48 +1.97 20.34 +2.53 17.33 +2.39 21.91 +1.58

16 15.10 -0.20 15 14.89 +0.56 25 25.06 +0.77 26 24.62 +0.94 18 17.21 +0.61 419 413.77 +0.19 21 17.65 +1.40 30 23.10 +1.61 27 23.85 +1.51 32 28.38 +1.89 20 18 14

20.36 -0.19 15.24 +0.99 14.40 +0.70

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354.60 361.31 495.73 658.85 707.03 655.21 912.08 841.02 600.98 407.31 610.98 446.25

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Absent Absent Absent Low - 972 Source: St. Louis County

Heating Degree Days Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to heat.

Wednesday Month to date Normal month to date Since July 1 Normal since July 1

29 115 132 1177 954

RealFeel Temperature® Today An exclusive index of effective temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

27° 8 a.m.

24° noon

25° 4 p.m.

19° 8 p.m.

UV Index Today Shown is the highest value of the day.

Kansas City 31/16

Atlanta 50/36 El Paso 66/47 Houston 68/61

Chihuahua 72/52

Cold front

Warm front

Miami 74/64

Monterrey 72/59

Stationary front

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Friday Hi/Lo/W

Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Birmingham Boise Boston Charleston, S.C. Charleston, W.Va. Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Daytona Beach Denver Des Moines Destin, Fla. Detroit Hartford Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock

38/26/pc 50/35/pc 33/30/sn 50/36/pc 63/55/c 43/30/pc 52/35/pc 31/14/pc 41/31/pc 54/36/s 43/28/c 48/30/pc 30/16/c 41/21/sn 36/26/sn 54/43/sh 66/49/s 32/17/pc 24/10/pc 55/43/s 37/22/sf 40/26/pc 81/71/s 68/61/c 37/18/sn 31/16/c 50/44/sh 42/35/c

32/15/pc 49/34/r 40/34/i 52/40/pc 58/47/r 41/22/s 49/39/c 32/20/pc 39/19/s 59/41/pc 37/20/pc 52/32/pc 25/18/s 35/20/pc 31/23/pc 47/41/r 70/59/pc 38/21/pc 26/14/s 62/51/pc 32/21/c 37/16/pc 81/71/sh 71/62/r 31/17/s 32/21/pc 58/41/pc 41/34/r

Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Montgomery Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Maine Portland, Ore. Sacramento Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Tucson Washington, D.C. Wichita

61/49/r 46/25/c 45/37/c 74/64/s 28/14/pc 18/5/pc 54/32/s 48/34/pc 63/54/pc 40/32/pc 44/27/c 21/6/pc 69/49/s 41/31/pc 61/53/sh 36/23/sn 38/26/pc 44/29/s 58/34/s 35/25/c 64/58/c 67/56/r 59/46/s 44/28/s 68/51/s 66/48/sh 44/34/pc 38/21/c

68/49/s 38/24/pc 43/36/r 78/69/pc 24/16/s 20/8/s 57/43/pc 43/32/c 68/60/c 38/26/s 34/31/i 25/7/s 74/58/pc 41/24/s 66/49/r 30/19/c 36/11/pc 43/37/s 57/35/pc 35/26/pc 60/49/t 68/52/pc 58/44/pc 45/37/s 74/60/s 60/46/r 43/27/s 35/27/c

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

National Extremes Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states

Today’s Air Quality

High: 80 Key West, Fla.

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Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Skywatch Sun Moon

Rise

Set

7:05 a.m. 6:13 a.m.

4:40 p.m. 4:34 p.m.

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Dec 7

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Low: -30 Daniel, Wyo.

WORLD FORECAST

Forecast index based on presence of manmade particulates affecting aspects of human health.

38

W

Washington 44/34

Pollen Yesterday

67

70

Denver 32/17

Los Angeles 61/49

Montreal 34/20

New York 40/32

Chicago 30/16

Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday Temperature High/low 45°/26° Normal high/low 46°/30° Last year high/low 47°/33° Record high 72° (2001) Record low 8° (1886) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. Trace Month to date (normal) 0.91” (0.51”) Year to date (normal) 39.53” (38.63”) Record for this date 1.35” (2014)

Toronto 35/21 Detroit 37/22

Minneapolis 18/5

San Francisco 59/46

80 60

Billings 29/13

ALMANAC

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Today’s little storm will move in and out pretty fast, but it has some cold air behind it. Look for minor accumulations of snow, then it will be cold with temperatures dropping in the afternoon.

Joplin 39/24

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

33° 22° 33° 26° 37° 25° 38° 22°

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Kansas City 31/16

Winnipeg 5/-1

Seattle 44/28

City

Today Hi/Lo/W

Friday Hi/Lo/W

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Today Hi/Lo/W

Friday Hi/Lo/W

Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Cancun Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Mecca

54/52/c 54/44/pc 63/51/r 95/79/pc 30/12/s 46/45/sh 72/48/s 68/57/pc 80/74/pc 57/44/sh 79/65/sh 53/46/t 88/62/pc 56/53/r 61/36/s 82/60/pc

54/44/r 53/40/pc 65/52/pc 93/78/pc 24/9/s 51/41/r 73/55/s 66/56/pc 82/74/pc 48/43/sh 71/61/c 51/46/sh 80/60/t 55/44/r 57/37/s 85/61/s

Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau Nairobi New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome San Juan Santiago Seoul Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver

70/47/pc 34/20/sf 32/22/sn 78/67/s 79/60/pc 77/50/s 57/50/c 84/72/pc 61/45/t 85/73/pc 85/53/pc 44/14/pc 75/64/pc 53/51/r 35/21/sf 39/24/c

72/47/pc 22/4/s 26/15/c 80/68/s 79/60/pc 76/50/pc 54/45/r 80/68/r 61/53/c 84/74/sh 83/55/s 25/13/s 78/65/s 61/44/c 27/21/c 42/35/c

W-weather, s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, i-ice, r-rain, t-thunderstorms, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow


SPORTS

12.06.2018 • ThurSday • M 2 6. Mississippi State (8-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Marquette, Thursday. 7. Maryland (8-0) idle. Next: vs. James Madison, Saturday. 8. Oregon State (6-1) idle. Next: vs. Santa Clara, Sunday. 9. Tennessee (7-0) beat Stetson 65-55. Next: at No. 12 Texas, Sunday. 10. N.C. State (9-0) beat Hampton 83-51. Next: at Georgetown, Saturday. 11. Stanford (6-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 4 Baylor, Saturday, Dec. 15. 12. Texas (7-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 9 Tennessee, Sunday. 13. California (7-0) idle. Next: at Saint Mary’s, Saturday. 14. Minnesota (8-0) beat Incarnate Word 75-39. Next: at Boston College, Sunday. 15. Syracuse (8-2) beat MarylandEastern Shore 96-51. Next: vs. Niagara, Monday, Dec. 17. 16. Iowa (7-2) beat Iowa State 73-70. Next: vs. IUPUI, Saturday. 17. Arizona State (5-2) idle. Next: vs. Southern University, Friday. 18. Marquette (6-1) idle. Next: at No. 6 Mississippi State, Thursday. 19. Kentucky (8-0) idle. Next: vs. Rhode Island, Thursday. 20. DePaul (6-3) beat Northwestern 76-60. Next: at Oklahoma, Sunday. 21. Drake (8-1) idle. Next: at South Dakota State, Saturday. 22. South Carolina (5-4) beat Appalachian State 80-50. Next: at Duke, Sunday. 23. Missouri (6-2) idle. Next: vs. UMKC, Thursday. 24. Gonzaga (8-1) idle. Next: vs. Washington State, Sunday. 25. Miami (7-2) idle. Next: vs. New Orleans, Sunday.

COLLEGES Area results Women’s basketball Truman State 66, Columbia College 57 McKendree 69, Missouri Baptist 48 Webster U. 99, MacMurray 45 Illinois 75, Indiana State 57 St. Louis CC 79, State Fair 58 Men’s basketball Missouri State 84, Western Kentucky 78 UI Chicago 94, Illinois State 75 McKendree 96, Blackburn 84 State Fair 78, St. Louis CC 57

Area basketball schedule THURSDAY M: Missouri Baptist at Philander Smith, 4 p.m. W: Lindenwood at Missouri Western, 5:30 p.m. W: Washington at Westminster, 6 p.m. W: Principia at Fontbonne, 6 p.m. M: Principia at Washington, 7 p.m. M: Lindenwood at Missouri Western, 7:30 p.m. M: Lincoln Christian at LU-Belleville, 7:30 p.m. W: Lewis & Clark at Illinois College JV, 7:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL How the top 25 fared WEDNESDAY 1. UConn (8-0) idle. Next: vs. Seton Hall, Saturday. 2. Notre Dame (7-1) idle. Next: at Toledo, Saturday. 3. Oregon (7-0) idle. Next: at Michigan State, Sunday. 4. Baylor (7-0) idle. Next: vs. Morehead State, Wednesday, Dec. 12. 5. Louisville (9-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 19 Kentucky, Sunday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Major scores WEDNESDAY East Buffalo 89, Le Moyne 55 Canisius 68, Robert Morris 62 Colgate 64, Columbia 62 Drexel 95, Loyola (Md.) 86 Duquesne 93, Marshall 82 G. Wash. 68, Towson 64 Hofstra 75, Monmouth (NJ) 73 Navy 80, Delaware 65 Quinnipiac 64, Dartmouth 59 Saint Joseph’s 92, Princeton 82 St. Bon. 82, Siena 40 St. John’s 85, Mount St. Mary’s 71 Stony Brook 69, Manhattan 62 UConn 90, Lafayette 63 Villanova 69, Temple 59 Yale 97, Lehigh 87 South Coast. Carolina 75, Hampton 66 Duke 84, Hartford 54 E. Kentucky 79, SC-Upstate 77 FAU 68, Mercer 64 Louisiana-Laf. 97, Loyola (NO) 84 Louisville 86, Cent. Arkansas 41 Morgan St. 74, Binghamton 68 NC State 100, W. Carolina 67 New Orleans 71, South Alabama 60 North Carolina 97, UNC-Wilmington 69 Old Dominion 71, William & Mary 53 Richmond 82, Coppin St. 47 Stetson 68, W. Illinois 64 The Citadel 127, Johnson & Wales (NC) 93 Tulane 87, UT Martin 74 Vanderbilt 79, Mid. Tennessee 51 Virginia Tech 89, VMI 68 Midwest Ball St. 75, Loyola (Chi.) 69 Butler 70, Brown 55 Cleveland St. 82, Bowling Green 64 Ill.-Chicago 94, Illinois St. 75 Miami (Ohio) 65, Wright St. 62 Minnesota 85, Nebraska 78 Missouri St. 84, W. Kentucky 78 N. Illinois 71, UC Davis 62 North Texas 80, Indiana St. 69 Ohio St. 77, Illinois 67 Purdue Fort Wayne 68, Akron 65 Rio Grande 70, North Dakota 56 S. Illinois 61, Saint Louis 56 Toledo 101, Detroit 57 Xavier 82, Ohio 61 Southwest Florida G.C. 96, Oral Roberts 76 Texas State 61, Texas A&M-CC 55 Texas Tech 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 47 Tulsa 74, Oklahoma St. 71 VCU 54, Texas 53 Far West Air Force 73, Denver 65 BYU 95, Utah St. 80 CS Northridge 76, Cal State San Marcos 72 Pacific 74, Texas of the Permian Basin 69 Washington St. 90, Idaho 70 Wyoming 73, South Carolina 64

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TONIGHT

FRIDAY

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Chilly with snow and rain WIND NW 7-14 mph

Becoming clear and colder WIND N 6-12 mph

Cold with clouds and sun WIND NNW 4-8 mph

Mostly cloudy and cold WIND E 7-14 mph

38°

19°

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Yard 5312 5279 4759 4567 4531 4522 4359 4331 4329 4239 4219 4202 4080 3982 3881 2872 Yard 3815 3818 3933 4185 4222 4236 4254 4256 4336 4408 4409 4409 4416 4532 4730 4745

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Thursday JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at TENNESSEE TITANS: JAGUARS: OUT: WR D.J. Chark (quadricep), DT Abry Jones (shin). QUESTIONABLE: S Cody Davis (hamstring), G Josh Walker (foot, ankle). DNP: WR D.J. Chark (quadricep), DT Abry Jones (shin). LIMITED: S Cody Davis (hamstring), G Josh Walker (foot, ankle). FULL: DE Calais Campbell (ankle), CB Tre Herndon (ankle), DE Lerentee McCray (hamstring), CB Quenton Meeks (knee), T Jermey Parnell (knee), CB Jalen Ramsey (knee). TITANS: OUT: S Dane Cruikshank (knee), RB David Fluellen (knee). QUESTIONABLE: WR Darius Jennings (knee), LB Derrick Morgan (knee). DNP: S Dane Cruikshank (knee), RB David Fluellen (knee). LIMITED: WR Darius Jennings (knee), LB Derrick Morgan (knee). FULL: CB Malcolm Butler (quadricep), S Kevin Byard (shoulder), DT Jurrell Casey (shoulder), CB Adoree’ Jackson (wrist), QB Marcus Mariota (right hand), WR Tajae Sharpe (ankle), S Kenny Vaccaro (knee).

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL Favorite..........Open Current....Underdog SATURDAY (at Philadelphia) p-Army .....................7 7..........................Navy DECEMBER 15 Celebration Bowl No Caro A&T.......... 7.5 7.5................ Alcorn St New Mexico Bowl Utah St ...................10 10 ...................N Texas Cure Bowl Tulane ...................3.5 3.5..........UL-Lafayette Las Vegas Bowl Fresno St..................4 4 ................ Arizona St Camellia Bowl E Michigan ............ PK PK...........Ga Southern New Orleans Bowl App’chian St.............7 7...............Mid Tenn St DECEMBER 18 Boca Raton Bowl Uab........................ 1.5 1.5...............No Illinois DECEMBER 19 Frisco Bowl Ohio U ......................3 3 ............ San Diego St DECEMBER 20 Gasparilla Bowl Marshall................2.5 2.5..............S FLORIDA DECEMBER 21 Bahamas Bowl Toledo ......................6 6 ..............Florida Int’l Potato Bowl Byu ......................... 12 12.............W Michigan > DECEMBER 22 Birmingham Bowl Memphis ...............3.5 4 .............Wake Forest Armed Forces Bowl Army ..................... NL NL................. Houston Dollar General Bowl Buffalo .....................3 3 ..........................Troy Hawaii Bowl HAWAII ..................2.5 2.5...................La Tech DECEMBER 26 First Responder Bowl Boise St ....................3 3 ...............Boston Coll Quick Lane Bowl Georgia Tech............4 4 ................Minnesota Cheez-It Bowl California .............. PK PK..........................Tcu DECEMBER 27 Independence Bowl Temple ..................3.5 3.5.......................Duke Pinstripe Bowl Miami-Fla..............3.5 3.5...............Wisconsin Texas Bowl Vanderbilt.............4.5 4.5 ................... Baylor DECEMBER 28 Music City Bowl Auburn..................4.5 4.5 .................. Purdue Camping World Bowl W Virginia ................7 7................... Syracuse Alamo Bowl Wash St ....................4 4 .....................Iowa St DECEMBER 29 CFP: Orange Bowl Alabama.................14 14............... Oklahoma CPF: Cotton Bowl Clemson ..................11 11 ............ Notre Dame Arizona Bowl Nevada.................. PK PK............Arkansas St Peach Bowl Michigan ...............6.5 7.......................Florida Belk Bowl S Carolina..............4.5 4.5 ................. Virginia DECEMBER 31 Military Bowl Cincinnati.................6 6 ............Virginia Tech Sun Bowl Stanford................6.5 6.5 .............Pittsburgh San Francisco Bowl Oregon ..................2.5 2.5............Michigan St Liberty Bowl Missouri ................8.5 8.5 .........Oklahoma St Holiday Bowl Utah.......................6.5 6.5 .......Northwestern Gator Bowl Texas A&M ............4.5 4.5 ................NC State JANUARY 1 Outback Bowl Miss St...................6.5 6.5 ...................... Iowa Citrus Bowl Penn St.....................7 5.5................Kentucky Fiesta Bowl Lsu............................8 7.5.................C Florida Rose Bowl Ohio St .....................5 6 ..............Washington Sugar Bowl Georgia....................11 11 .......................Texas NFL Favorite Points Underdog ...........................Open Current....................... TITANS...................4.5 4 .................... Jaguars Sunday CHIEFS......................7 6.5 .................. Ravens TEXANS .................4.5 4.5 ...................... Colts Panthers .................. 1 1.5................ BROWNS PACKERS ..................6 5.5...................Falcons Saints ....................8.5 8 ........................ BUCS BILLS .....................3.5 3.5.........................Jets Patriots .................8.5 7.5..............DOLPHINS Rams ........................4 3 ...................... BEARS Giants....................3.5 3.5........ WASHINGTON Broncos....................6 5 ...................... 49ERS CHARGERS .............14 14................... Bengals

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Points 12.5 14 2

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points PURDUE 6.5 WAKE FOREST 11 WISCONSIN-MILW PK Iowa St 1.5 Pepperdine 7 Added Games FAIRFIELD 3.5

Underdog Maryland Charlotte Drake IOWA CAL-RIVERSIDE Oakland

NHL Favorite Odds Underdog PANTHERS -$110/-$110 Avalanche MAPLE LEAFS -$300/+$240 Red Wings FLYERS -$110/-$110 Blue Jackets PENGUINS -$190/+$170 Islanders Canadiens -$125/+$105 SENATORS LIGHTNING -$165/+$145 Bruins Capitals -$110/-$110 COYOTES FLAMES -$140/+$120 Wild Predators -$170/+$150 CANUCKS VEGAS -$175/+$155 Blackhawks KINGS -$120/even Devils Grand Salami: Over/under 66.5 goals. Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL National League CARDINALS — Acquired INF Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, INF Andrew Young and a 2019 competitive balance round B draft pick (No. 6) MIAMI — Named Mel Stottlemyre Jr. pitching coach, Trey Hillman first base and infield coach and Jeff Livesey assistant hitting coach. American League DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Louis Coleman, Cs Kade Scivicque and Bobby Wilson and INF Kody Eaves on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with INF-OF Chris Owings on a one-year contract. BASKETBALL | WNBA LA SPARKS — Named Derek Fisher coach. FOOTBALL | NFL ARIZONA — Placed OL D.J. Humphries on IR. Signed OL Joe Barksdale. Signed OL Rees Odhiambo from Indianapolis practice squad. CAROLINA — Placed TE Greg Olsen on IR. Signed WR Mose Frazier from practice squad. CINCINNATI — Placed WR A.J. Green on IR. Activated CB Davontae Harris from IR. CLEVELAND — Signed OL Mason Gentry and WR Daniel Williams to the practice squad. Promoted OL Kyle Kalis from the practice squad. Placed DL Daniel Ekuale the reserve/suspended by commissioner list. DETROIT — Placed LB Jalen ReevesMaybin on IR. Promoted DE Eric Lee from the practice squad. GREEN BAY — Claimed DL Fadol Brown off waivers from Oakland and CB Natrell Jamerson off waivers from Houston. Placed RB Tra Carson and CB Kevin King on IR. INDIANAPOLIS — Signed OT De’Ondre Wesley to the practice squad. OAKLAND — Signed RB C.J. Anderson, CB Bene Benwikere and DE Kony Ealy. Placed WR Martavis Bryant, LB Shilique Calhoun and S Reggie Nelson on IR. SAN FRANCISCO — Placed LB Dekoda Watson on the IR list. Signed LS Colin Holba to a two-year contract. Promoted LB Pita Taumoepenu from the team’s practice squad. Signed S Terrell Williams Jr. to the practice squad. WASHINGTON — Placed CB Quinton Dunbar, WR Trey Quinn and G Jonathan Cooper on IR. Signed QB Josh Johnson, G Zac Kerin, C Demetrius Rhaney and DE Marcus Smith. HOCKEY | NHL OTTAWA — Acquired D Stefan Elliott and F Tobias Lindberg from the Pittsburgh Penguins for D Macoy Erkamps and F Ben Sexton. SOCCER | USL OTTAWA FURY FC — Signed general manager Julian de Guzman to a three-year contract. COLLEGE MISSOURI — Extended the contract of Barry Odom football coach two years. NCAA — Placed Oregon on two years probation for violating rules related to the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the track and field program and suspended women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves two games. Fined the school $5,000 plus 1 percent of the men’s and women’s basketball budgets. COLORADO — Named Mel Tucker football coach. SOUTHERN CAL — Named Kliff Kingsbury offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

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SUNDAY

Lions...................... 1.5 COWBOYS..............3.5 Steelers................11.5 Monday SEAHAWKS...............3

The Southeast, coastal Northeast, northern and central Plains and Northwest can expect dry weather today. Snow showers will mark the leading edge of colder air from the Midwest to the northern Appalachians. Rain showers will riddle the southern Plains. A storm will turn inland over the Southwest with rain and mountain snow.

MONDAY

Shown are noon positions of precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Cloudy and chilly Partly sunny and chilly WIND WIND WNW 6-12 mph N 8-16 mph

80

Peoria 55 74 Macomb 33/16 32/13 Bloomington Urbana 32/15 36/16

Kirksville 32/13

Quincy 33/15

Decatur 35/16 Springfield 57 35/15 Effingham 70 55 37/18

35

Columbia 70 35/18 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 38/19 City 39/17 37/19 Union 55 39/18 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 38/21 40/21 Farmington 40/21 Cape Girardeau 40/24 Springfield 39/22 Poplar Bluff West Plains 39/26 55 39/24

44

RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. Change

Location

Missouri River Kansas City Jefferson City Hermann Washington St. Charles Mississippi River Hannibal Louisiana Dam 24 Dam 25 Grafton M.Price, Pool M.Price, Tail. St. Louis Chester Cape Girardeau Illinois River La Salle Peoria Beardstown

32 23 21 20 25

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. Change

Location

Meramec River Sullivan Valley Park Arnold Bourbeuse River Union Ohio River Cairo 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

21.36 -1.90 20.48 +1.97 20.34 +2.53 17.33 +2.39 21.91 +1.58

16 15.10 -0.20 15 14.89 +0.56 25 25.06 +0.77 26 24.62 +0.94 18 17.21 +0.61 419 413.77 +0.19 21 17.65 +1.40 30 23.10 +1.61 27 23.85 +1.51 32 28.38 +1.89 20 18 14

20.36 -0.19 15.24 +0.99 14.40 +0.70

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3.84 -0.28 3.47 +0.80 20.10 +1.57

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39.00

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354.60 361.31 495.73 658.85 707.03 655.21 912.08 841.02 600.98 407.31 610.98 446.25

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TEMPERATURE TRENDS Daily Temperature

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Trees Weeds Grass Mold

Absent Absent Absent Low - 972 Source: St. Louis County

Heating Degree Days Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to heat.

Wednesday Month to date Normal month to date Since July 1 Normal since July 1

29 115 132 1177 954

RealFeel Temperature® Today An exclusive index of effective temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

27° 8 a.m.

24° noon

25° 4 p.m.

19° 8 p.m.

UV Index Today Shown is the highest value of the day.

Kansas City 31/16

Atlanta 50/36 El Paso 66/47 Houston 68/61

Chihuahua 72/52

Cold front

Warm front

Miami 74/64

Monterrey 72/59

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38/26/pc 50/35/pc 33/30/sn 50/36/pc 63/55/c 43/30/pc 52/35/pc 31/14/pc 41/31/pc 54/36/s 43/28/c 48/30/pc 30/16/c 41/21/sn 36/26/sn 54/43/sh 66/49/s 32/17/pc 24/10/pc 55/43/s 37/22/sf 40/26/pc 81/71/s 68/61/c 37/18/sn 31/16/c 50/44/sh 42/35/c

32/15/pc 49/34/r 40/34/i 52/40/pc 58/47/r 41/22/s 49/39/c 32/20/pc 39/19/s 59/41/pc 37/20/pc 52/32/pc 25/18/s 35/20/pc 31/23/pc 47/41/r 70/59/pc 38/21/pc 26/14/s 62/51/pc 32/21/c 37/16/pc 81/71/sh 71/62/r 31/17/s 32/21/pc 58/41/pc 41/34/r

Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Montgomery Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Maine Portland, Ore. Sacramento Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Tucson Washington, D.C. Wichita

61/49/r 46/25/c 45/37/c 74/64/s 28/14/pc 18/5/pc 54/32/s 48/34/pc 63/54/pc 40/32/pc 44/27/c 21/6/pc 69/49/s 41/31/pc 61/53/sh 36/23/sn 38/26/pc 44/29/s 58/34/s 35/25/c 64/58/c 67/56/r 59/46/s 44/28/s 68/51/s 66/48/sh 44/34/pc 38/21/c

68/49/s 38/24/pc 43/36/r 78/69/pc 24/16/s 20/8/s 57/43/pc 43/32/c 68/60/c 38/26/s 34/31/i 25/7/s 74/58/pc 41/24/s 66/49/r 30/19/c 36/11/pc 43/37/s 57/35/pc 35/26/pc 60/49/t 68/52/pc 58/44/pc 45/37/s 74/60/s 60/46/r 43/27/s 35/27/c

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

National Extremes Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states

Today’s Air Quality

High: 80 Key West, Fla.

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Low: -30 Daniel, Wyo.

WORLD FORECAST

Forecast index based on presence of manmade particulates affecting aspects of human health.

38

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Washington 44/34

Pollen Yesterday

67

70

Denver 32/17

Los Angeles 61/49

Montreal 34/20

New York 40/32

Chicago 30/16

Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday Temperature High/low 45°/26° Normal high/low 46°/30° Last year high/low 47°/33° Record high 72° (2001) Record low 8° (1886) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. Trace Month to date (normal) 0.91” (0.51”) Year to date (normal) 39.53” (38.63”) Record for this date 1.35” (2014)

Toronto 35/21 Detroit 37/22

Minneapolis 18/5

San Francisco 59/46

80 60

Billings 29/13

ALMANAC

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

Today’s little storm will move in and out pretty fast, but it has some cold air behind it. Look for minor accumulations of snow, then it will be cold with temperatures dropping in the afternoon.

Joplin 39/24

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

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REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Kansas City 31/16

Winnipeg 5/-1

Seattle 44/28

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Friday Hi/Lo/W

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Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Cancun Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Mecca

54/52/c 54/44/pc 63/51/r 95/79/pc 30/12/s 46/45/sh 72/48/s 68/57/pc 80/74/pc 57/44/sh 79/65/sh 53/46/t 88/62/pc 56/53/r 61/36/s 82/60/pc

54/44/r 53/40/pc 65/52/pc 93/78/pc 24/9/s 51/41/r 73/55/s 66/56/pc 82/74/pc 48/43/sh 71/61/c 51/46/sh 80/60/t 55/44/r 57/37/s 85/61/s

Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau Nairobi New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome San Juan Santiago Seoul Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver

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NEW YORK • Gregg Berhalter promises to transform the U.S. national team into a pressing, attack-minded group the Americans rarely have been. “We want to see ball circulation, breaking lines, creating goal-scoring opportunities,” he said at his introduction Tuesday. “That should be the DNA of this team.” The 45-year-old is the first American to coach the national team after playing for it at a World Cup. He spent the last five years coaching Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew, which reached the playoffs four times despite a small payroll but failed to win any titles. “Gregg isn’t just the right choice, Gregg is the best choice,” U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said. “He will push our men’s team forward and

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with an identity and approach that will be uniquely and fiercely American.” The job had been held by Dave Sarachan on an interim basis for 14 months since Bruce Arena quit after the shocking failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup. Sunil Gulati made the decisions to hire Bob Bradley in 2006, Jurgen Klinsmann in 2011 and Arena in 2016 after consulting within the USSF, but the federation established new procedures after Cordeiro replaced

“making sure that the way we play, that it’s identified to our fans so that what they see on the field is what they want to see.” “The idea is that we’re an attackingbased team that want to create goal-scoring scoring opportunities by disorganizing the opponent,” Berhalter said. “Consistently over my time in Columbus, we’ve done it through build up, right, where we start the ball with the goalie in the back. Teams try to press us, we play through them.” Columbus captain Wil Trapp, who captained the U.S. eight times this year, said Berhalter was remarkable for his nonstop eye contact with his players. “At first he can be a very intimidating person for a young player like myself when I started at 19, 20 years old with him,” said Trapp, now 26. “But getting to know him and how much he cares for his players was something that I was really, really shocked about.” Only two candidates were interviewed: Berhalter and Oscar Pareja, who left FC Dallas last month for Mexico’s Tijuana. Stewart said a third finalist was unavailable.

Gulati last February. Former midfielder Earnie Stewart, who played alongside Berhalter on the national team, was hired in June for the new position of men’s national team general manager. Stewart started in August and picked Berhalter, a decision ratified Saturday by the USSF board. “Today for us is another example of the change that we’re bringing to U.S. Soccer. That includes making sure that soccer operations are run by soccer experts,” Cordeiro said. The U.S. often has resorted to counterattacking to go along with a never-giveup attitude and superior conditioning. Persistence and perseverance dissipated among an aging core in the last four-year cycle. Sarachan gave debuts to 23 players in 12 matches, and Berhalter will decide what veterans to integrate among the team’s emerging core of Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie, all 20 and younger, and even rawer players such Tim Weah and O’Fallon, Mo.’s Josh Sargent, both 18. Stewart said part of success will be

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Midsize pickup's capability makes it way more than a Wrangler with a cargo boxroom As this missive goes to press, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is making its public debut on the floor of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. And, I'm here to tell ya, not since Santa Claus announced his travel schedule has there been such an eagerly anticipated December arrival. Tim Kuniskis, head of Jeep Brand North America, acknowledged as much at this year's L.A. press soiree while unveiling the all-new Gladiator. "(Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO) Mike Manley barely had the cover off the (then-new) Wrangler last year when people started asking, 'Where's the pickup?' " That enthusiasm is forgivable. It's been nearly 30 years since Jeep has made a factory pickup, and there is, you might say, pent-up demand -- demand only stoked by the Gladiator concept truck Jeep showed way back in 2005. Finally, that demand is about to be satisfied -- in a big way. This new production Gladiator takes its name from the full-size, Wagoneer-based J-Series truck Jeep produced from 1963 through 1987, but its heart, judging from its unmistakable open-Jeep styling, clearly belongs to the CJ-derived 1981-85 Scrambler. But don't think those were the only Jeep pickups. There's a history here that includes the 1947-65 Willys-Overland, the hoodless 195766 FC (Forward Control), the sporty 1967-73 Jeepster Commando and, most recently, the Cherokee-based 1986-1992 Comanche. So Jeep knows how to get a pickup right. And the proof is called Gladiator, a vehicle that is way more than simply a Wrangler with a cargo box. Although Gladiator shares with Wrangler most of its drivetrain hardware -- 3.6-liter, 285hp V-6, six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions and standard 4WD -- Jeep engineers knew that a pickup had to offer more towing muscle than the 3,500 pounds claimed by the four-door Wrangler Unlimited.

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your Rubicon with no modifications. To ensure Gladiator Rubicon is the industry champ when it comes to off-road-pickup chops, Jeep engineers also have blessed it with a 2-inch lift compared to other Gladiators and, along with its 33-inch rubber, electronically locking front and rear differentials that can claim a 4-lo ratio of 4:1. And, of course, Gladiator Rubicon boasts more protective under-body skid plating than an Abrams M1 battle tank. And did we mention the forward-facing offroad camera? Look for the new Gladiator to arrive at your favorite Jeep dealer in the second quarter of 2019. A V-6 diesel Gladiator, making 260 hp and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, is slated to debut in 2020. No pricing yet. *** This content was produced by Brand Ave. Studios. The news and editorial departments of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had no role in its creation or display. For more information about Brand Ave. Studios, contact tgriffin@stltoday.com.


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employee didn’t wash both hands, but just washed one finger. I hope he’s willing to change his behavior, Annie. If not, write back with his license plate number and we’ll encourage everyone who drives by him to remind him of this advice by saluting him -- with just one finger.

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DETROIT • The Blues were riding high the last time they made an appearance in Little Caesars Arena nearly a year ago. They routed the Detroit Red Wings 6-1 on a snowy Saturday afternoon in early December 2017 and improved to 20-8-2 on the season, standing atop

the entire Western Conference. But shortly after scoring his 14th goal of the season that day, Jaden Schwartz took a puck off the foot. The Blues haven’t been the same since. Following Wednesday’s wrenching 4-3 loss before 18,165, the Blues are now 3236-7 since Schwartz’s broken foot. In many ways, this was a new

kind of “wrenching” for the Blues. For the first 1 1/2 periods, the Red Wings skated circles around St. Louis. The Blues were there in body, but certainly not in spirit, as Detroit raced to a 3-0 lead and outshot the visitors 24-6. The Blues erased that deficit with three goals of their own, See BLUES • Page B5

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Baseball’s Bryce Harper is a generational rock star — he even has the same middle name as Elvis, the rare oneA Aron. And in the past four years, Harper’s OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage) was a burnin’ .952. Paul Goldschmidt? Tony La Russa has even called him “Albert P. Pujols,” with the middle name “P” meaning “Perfect.” Goldschmidt’s OPS over the past four years — .948.

Either of these ballplayers could transform the middle of the Cardinals’ offense. The team will probably have to either overpay for the free agent Bryce — or trade Arizona a prospect haul for Paul (who is a free agent after 2019). Either splurge would be worthwhile for the Cardinals, whose recent win totals and delusions of grandeur are both stuck in the 1980s. Now, all the talk seems to be about the offense — but both Harper and Goldschmidt have interesting defensive résumés. Harper was horrid last year in right field. Doesn’t matter. If the See HOCHMAN • Page B4

Cardinals relief pitcher Lee Smith earns his 358th career save — which set a major-league record — against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 13, 1993.

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Lee Smith was the major league career saves leader for 13 years from 19932006. Surely, he thought, this would merit strong Hall of Fame consideration. But he never received more than 51 percent of the vote in any of the 15 elections for which was eligible in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, a period that ended last year. “That bothered me a little bit,” said the former reliever for the Cardinals and seven other clubs. “I was the leader in the history of the game in a category and I wasn’t in

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Darcy Cunningham and her soccer teammates at Washington University are experiencing a range of emotions these days. Making their third Final Four appearance in four years, the Bears, 21-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nation, will take on No. 3 Middlebury College (18-1-3) of Vermont in semifinal action Friday at 4 p.m. at the NCAA Division III championships in Greensboro, N.C. No. 5 Williams College (17-1-4) of Massachusetts meets No. 11 Christopher Newport University (21-1) of Virginia in the 6:30 p.m. semifinal. The title game is set for Saturday at 6 p.m. “I’m excited and definitely a little anxious,” said Cunningham, a fourth-year starter in the midfield. “And, while I’m

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SALE PRICE

$29,990

$30,490

$30,990

$32,990

2017 Lexus RC 200t

2014 Cadillac Escalade Luxury

2016 Ford F150 Lariat

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

#B9509

#C9404

#C9357A

#C18154B1

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$35,490

$36,490

$36,490

$37,990

2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E

2013 Ford F150 Raptor

2016 Chevy Tahoe LT

2014 Ram 2500 Laramie/Diesel

#B9517

#M18349B

#C18262B

#B9170

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$38,490

$38,990

$43,990

$45,990

2016 GMC Yukon Denali

2017 Chevy Corvette Gr. Sport

2018 Ford Expedition MAX

2017 BMW M3

#B8560

#B9462

#B9437

#B9425

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$54,490

$54,990

Bommarito "WHERE PRICE SELLS CARS"

$57,990

St. Peters Pre-Owned Super Center 4190 N. Service Rd. • I-70 & Cave Springs

(636) 928-2300

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Find your next certified pre-owned vehicle at

Lou Fusz Chevrolet PRE-OWNED SUPER CENTER Over 900 Pre-owned to choose from at Fusz.com $

11,691

$

9,994

13,700

$

13,999

$

2013 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT

2015 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT

2016 CHEVROLET IMPALA LIMITED LT

2016 CHEVROLET TRAX LS

50K Miles, Clean Carfax Stk# C180230A

66K Miles, Stk# C11829P

36K Miles, Stk# C181706B

34K Miles, Stk# C190688A

$

16,010

$

15,018

$

14,600

16,600

$

2015 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT

2017 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT

2015 BUICK ENCORE

2015 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT

35K Miles, Stk# C11802P

28K Miles, Stk# C11867P

34K Miles, Clean Carfax,Stk# C190586A

43K Miles, Stk# C190736A

$

$

17,014

17,450

20,303

$

$

20,999

2017 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT

2015 BUICK REGAL PREMIUM 1

2018 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT

2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO LT

60K Miles, Clean Carfax, Stk# C11838P

22K Miles, Clean Carfax, Stk# C190691A

37K Miles, Stk# C11841P

24K Miles, Stk# C18016XP

$

22,681

$

24,897

2015 CHEVROLET IMPALA LTZ

2015 BUICK ENCLAVE

39K Miles, Stk# C11850SP

40K Miles, Clean Carfax Stk# C18015XP

5120 N Service Rd. St. Peters, MO

32,500

$

2016 CHEVROLET COLORADO Z71

2016 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 HIGH COUNTRY

32K Miles, Stk# C11831P

31K Miles, Stk# C190662A

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$

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport

2007 Ford Escape XLT

2007 Ford Edge SEL

2004 Saturn VUE

Stk# 12350A

Stk# P9389A

Stk# P9571A

Stk# 80143B

Stk# 12531B

Stk# 12614B

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2010 Toyota Camry SE

2015 Smart fortwo Passion

2007 Ford Fusion SE

2008 GMC Acadia SLE1

2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

2003 Cadillac DeVille DTS

Stk# 97417B

Stk# P9650

Stk# P9566A

Stk# 97155B

Stk# P9529A

Stk# 98275A

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2009 Subaru Forester X Limited

2012 Ford Focus SE

2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium

2003 Mazda B-Series

2008 Toyota Camry LE

2007 Jeep Compass Sport

Stk# 28833B

Stk# 12439B

Stk# P9640A

Stk# P9638A

Stk# 79881C

Stk# 12661A

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1997 Ford Mustang Cobra

2012 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Buick Enclave

2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

2009 Lexus RX 350

Stk# P9525A

Stk# 79112A

Stk# P9504A

Stk# 79232A

Stk# 28504M

Stk# P9562

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2015 Mini Cooper

2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

2008 Mercedes Benz SLK

2010 Lexus LS 460

2015 Buick Verano

2014 Chevy Equinox LT

Stk# P9457

Stk# P9529A

Stk# P9396

Stk# 28528A

Stk# P9357

Stk# 79782B

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2007 Honda CR-V LX

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2012 Ford Focus SE

2008 Audi A6

2015 Kia Soul+

2007 Lexus SC 430 Convertible

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Stk# 12648A

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Stk# 12588A

Stk# P9563A

Stk# 28983A

Stk# 40266A

Stk# P9401A

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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT

West County Pre-Owned Center

• We'll buy every car we appraise regard dless of year, make, model or condition.

AND FACTORY CERTIFIED

CERTIFIED VEHICLES

2003 Saturn ION 2


2018 NISSAN VERSA $

13,995

2017 NISSAN ROGUE $

2017 NISSAN ALTIMA $

2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER $

24,397

2018 NISSAN SENTRA $

14,995

2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER $

2017 NISSAN MAXIMA $

21,997

2017 NISSAN ROGUE $

Stk. #95853SL, SV

Stk. #95359SL, S

2017 NISSAN ROGUE $ Stk. #95355SL, SPORT, SV

17,397

17,397

Stk. #: 95351SL, SV

Stk. 95845SL, S

Stk. #95544SL

Stk. #95555SL, 2.5 SV

17,397

23,997

Stk. #95357SL

Stk. #95350SL, SV Sport

17,397

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2013 CHRYSLER 200 TOURING

2008 PONTIAC G5 Stk. #70265-1

844-339-6739

$4,995

Stk. #69383-1

$8,995

2005 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LIMITED Stk. #95859-1

$6,397

2005 HONDA CIVIC EX

2004 LINCOLN TOWN CAR

$8,995

Stk. #51756-1

$8,397

Stk. #96089-1

$4,995

2009 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT

2014 KIA SORENTO LX Stk. #69535-1

$6,995

2004 ACURA TL

2011 FORD TAURUS LIMITED Stk. #70011-2

$4,995

Stk. #51838-1

2012 FORD FOCUS TITANIUM Stk. #51796-1

Family Owned and Operated Since 1979!

$9,397

Stk. #51548-1

$5,995

5625 Veterans Memorial Pkwy Saint Peters, MO 63376 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT GS

2013 CHRYSLER 200 TOURING Stk. #69383-1

$8,995

Stk. #69449-1

$8,995

844-339-6739 StCharlesNissan.com 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA LE

2007 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 Stk. #51482-1

$8,995

2009 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S Stk. #50960-1

Stk. #51570-1

2012 BUICK REGAL

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2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1LT Stk. #69522-1

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$4,995

2009 VOLVO C70 T5 M CONVERTIBLE Stk. #51329-2

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$10,000

$10,800

$16,500

$17,800

2007 LEXUS RX 350 BASE SUV

2011 MINI COOPER S COUNTRYMAN BASE SUV

2013 BMW 335I SEDAN

2014 BMW I3 W/ RANGE EXTENDER SEDAN

Stk # 195821

Stk # 191981

Stk # 195511

Stk # 196541

$22,500

$22,822

$25,480

$26,500

2015 CADILLAC XTS LUXURY SEDAN

2016 VOLVO S60 T5 DRIVE-E PREMIER SEDAN

2015 NISSAN PATHFINDER PLATINUM SUV

2015 FORD EXPEDITION EL LIMITED SUV

Stk # L14961

Stk # L1531

Stk # P4325

Stk # 196671

$26,850

$26,955

$29,800

$30,000

2016 CHEVROLET COLORADO Z71 TRUCK CREW CAB

2017 VOLVO S60 T5 INSCRIPTION SEDAN Stk # L1535

2017 VOLVO XC60 T5 AWD DYNAMIC SUV

2018 VOLVO V60 CROSS COUNTRY T5 AWD WAGON

Stk # 192382

Stk # P4313

Stk # L1509

$31,220

$33,900

$37,500

$66,933

2018 VOLVO S60 CROSS COUNTRY T5 AWD SEDAN

2018 NISSAN PATHFINDER PLATINUM SUV

2018 VOLVO S90 T5 AWD MOMENTUM SEDAN

Stk # P4323

2018 VOLVO XC90 HYBRID T8 R-DESIGN SUV

Stk # L1502

Stk # L1527

Stk# L1524

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Bommarito GM D! IFIE CERT

2017 Chevy Spark LS

GM D! IFIE R CE T

Pre-Owned Center 2015 Chevy Cruze LS

GM D! IFIE CERT

2015 Chevrolet Trax LS

Stk. #420082A, GM Certified

Stk. #P6935, Clean Carfax, GM Certified

Stk. #P6663, 41K Miles, GM Certified

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$11,990

$11,990 GM D! IFIE R CE T

South County

2015 Chevrolet Equinox LS

2015 Buick Regal GS

GM D! IFIE CERT

$14,469 A MAZDIFIED! T CER

2018 Mazda 3 Touring

Stk. #P6635, 42K Miles, GM Certified

Stk. #420074A, 46K Miles, GM Certified

Stk. #35435A, 5K Miles, Mazda Certified

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$16,990

$18,693

2016 Nissan Sentra S Stk. #P6607.... SALE PRICE $13,554 2018 Toyota Corolla LE Stk.#P6639......SALE PRICE $14,444 2015 Chevy Trax LS Stk.#P6663..............SALE PRICE $14,469 2012 Chevy Colorado LT Stk.#SS1500A.SALE PRICE $14,750 2012 GMC Acadia SLE Stk. #P6555A . SALE PRICE $14,769 2014 Chevy Traverse LT Stk.#44093A ...SALE PRICE $14,770 2017 Chevy Cruze LS Stk.#P6669..........SALE PRICE $14,990 2015 Chevy Malibu LT Stk.#420185A......SALE PRICE $14,990

2014 Chevy Impala Stk.#44078A ........ SALE PRICE $18,750 2016 Chevy Equinox LT Stk.#P6615......SALE PRICE $18,770 2018 Mazda 3 Touring Stk. #35332A SALE PRICE $19,263 2013 GMC Acadia Denali Stk.#44155ASALE PRICE $19,469 2017 Chevy Equinox LT Stk.#P6620 SALE PRICE $19,569 2015 Chevy Malibu LTZ Stk.#P6629......SALE PRICE $19,750 2018 Chevy Impala LT Stk. #P6586 .. SALE PRICE $19,750 2018 Mazda 3 Touring Stk.#35469A.......SALE PRICE $19,939 2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring Stk. #P6602 SALE PRICE $19,963 2015 Chevy Malibu LTZ Stk.#P6647......SALE PRICE $19,990 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Stk.#420209A.SALE PRICE $19,990 2018 Chevy Impala LT Stk. #P6598 .. SALE PRICE $19,990 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Stk.#44111A....SALE PRICE $19,992

$15,460 UNDER $10,000 2002 Chevy Impala Stk.#44192A..................SALE PRICE $5,990 2005 Honda Accord EX-L Stk.#P6655.....SALE PRICE $7,769 2013 Ford Fusion SE Stk.#44067B..............SALE PRICE $7,990 2009 Chevy Cobalt Stk.#44112B ..................SALE PRICE $8,990 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Stk.#420175B .......SALE PRICE $8,990 2005 Chevy Suburban Stk.#P6637A...........SALE PRICE $8,990 2010 Chevy Equinox LT Stk. #420063A SALE PRICE $8,990 2014 Mazda 2 Stk.#35328A .............................SALE PRICE $9,990 2010 Dodge Nitro SE Stk.#35579A .............SALE PRICE $9,990

UNDER $15,000 2014 Ford Focus SE Stk.#42466B ...........SALE PRICE $10,469 2014 Ford Fusion SE Stk.#42466B..........SALE PRICE $10,469 2013 Chevy Equinox LT Stk.#35477A ....SALE PRICE $10,969 2014 VW Passat Wolfsburg Stk.#42971B .SALE PRICE $10,972 2013 Chevy Equinox Stk.#420054B .........SALE PRICE $11,469 2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ Stk. #44167A SALE PRICE $11,569 2015 Chevy Cruze LS Stk.#44010B ........SALE PRICE $11,990 2011 GMC Terrain SLT-2 Stk.#P6636A ..SALE PRICE $11,990 2007 Ford Mustang GT Stk. #P6648 SALE PRICE $11,990 2017 Chevy Spark LS Stk.#420082A .......SALE PRICE $11,990 2013 Hyundai Tucson LTD Stk. #42511A SALE PRICE $12,469 2014 Ford Escape S Stk. #44006A..... SALE PRICE $12,469 2014 Chevy Equinox LS Stk.#P6427B ...SALE PRICE $12,976 2016 Nissan Sentra SV Stk. #P6608 SALE PRICE $12,990 2015 Chevy Malibu LT Stk.#P6651.........SALE PRICE $13,469 2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Stk.#P6627.SALE PRICE $13,469

UNDER $20,000 2015 Chevy Equinox LS Stk.#P6635.....SALE PRICE $15,460 2015 Buick Regal Stk.#420131B................SALE PRICE $15,469 2016 Chevy Malibu LT Stk.#P6573A .......SALE PRICE $15,469 2016 Chevy Cruze LT Stk.#P6633...........SALE PRICE $15,554 2016 Mazda 6 i Sport Stk. #P6560 .... SALE PRICE $16,363 2014 Mazda 3 s Touring Stk.#P6673 ....SALE PRICE $16,973 2015 Chevy Malibu LT Stk.#P6667.........SALE PRICE $16,990 2017 Nissan Rogue Stk.#P6672 ..............SALE PRICE $16,990 2015 Buick Regal GS Stk. #420074A. SALE PRICE $16,990 2016 Ford Edge SEL Stk. #35180A .... SALE PRICE $17,770 2016 Mazda 6 Stk.#P6670...........................SALE PRICE $17,777 2017 Dodge Gr. Caravan SE Stk.#420041A .SALE PRICE $17,990 2013 Ford F-150 STX Stk.#420182A ........SALE PRICE $17,990 2016 Chevy Malibu LT Stk.#P6624.........SALE PRICE $17,990 2016 Chevy Equinox LT Stk. #P6614 SALE PRICE $18,269 2017 Chevy Impala LT Stk.#P6606.........SALE PRICE $18,490 2018 Mazda 3 Touring Stk. #35435A SALE PRICE $18,693 2016 Chevy Equinox LT Stk. #P6623 SALE PRICE $18,750

UNDER $25,000 2012 Chevy Tahoe LT Stk.#P6557A.........SALE PRICE $20,569 2018 Mazda 3 Touring Stk. #35290A SALE PRICE $20,773 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat Stk.#44028B .....SALE PRICE $20,990 2015 Camaro 2LT Stk.#420204A................SALE PRICE $20,990 2018 Chevy Impala LT Stk.#P6650.........SALE PRICE $20,990 2018 Chevy Equinox LS Stk.#44005A ...SALE PRICE $20,990 2018 Dodge Gr. Caravan Stk. #P6601 SALE PRICE $20,990 2016 Mazda CX-5 Gr. Touring Stk.#35447A.SALE PRICE $23,263 2017 Chevy Express Passenger Stk. #P6535 ... SALE PRICE $23,990

OVER $25,000 2016 Honda Odyssey SE Stk. #35542A SALE PRICE $24,769 2017 Chevy Colorado Stk.#35244A ........SALE PRICE $27,550 2014 Ford Mustang GT Stk. #35520A SALE PRICE $35,537

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06 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER LS $

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94 CADILLAC SEVILLE $

00 CHEVROLET MALIBU $

4200/$1000 DOWN

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00 HONDA ODYSSEY $

4495/$1000 DOWN

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98 NISSAN MAXIMA GLE $

88 PORSCHE 944

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4495/$1200 DOWN

00 VW BEETLE GLS

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06 FORD FUSION V6 SEL $

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95 CHEVROLET S-10 4500/$1000 DOWN

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04 MERCURY MONTERY $

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2014 MASERATI GHIBLI S Q4 Stk# 97191A

SALE PRICE

2012 FORD FOCUS SE

33,100

$

2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT Stk# 12525A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

10,700

$

SALE PRICE

9,100

Stk# P9534

SALE PRICE

Stk# P9656

SALE PRICE

26,987

$

Stk# P9557

SALE PRICE

25,700

$

19,987

Stk# 11736A

SALE PRICE

Stk# P9653

SALE PRICE

29,100

$

2018 INFINITI QX60

25,556

$

2016 HONDA ACCORD TOURING

$

17,789

$

2015 INFINITI QX60

2015 LEXUS RX 350

2018 BUICK ENCORE SPORT TOURING Stk# 40255A

SALE PRICE

$

2015 BMW X4 XDRIVE28I

2018 INFINITI Q50 LUXE

Stk# P9463

Stk# 12588A

2017 HONDA CIVIC EX-T

Stk# P9551

SALE PRICE

35,556

$

2016 NISSAN MAXIMA SR

19,987

$

Stk# P9537

SALE PRICE

22,789

$

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2018 MAZDA CX-9 TOURING

2016 GMC ACADIA DENALI

Stk# C18243B

SALE PRICE

$

29,990

2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV PREMIUM Stk# C18276A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

50,990

SALE PRICE

30,490

Stk# C9507A

SALE PRICE

$

8,490

Stk# C9357A

SALE PRICE

$

24,490

38,490

Stk# C9077A

SALE PRICE

SALE PRICE

$

62,490

Stk# M19022A

$

SALE PRICE

13,990

$

19,490

$

17,490

2014 CHRYSLER 300 S

$

36,490

Stk# B9227A

SALE PRICE 2015 MINI COOPER PACEMAN S

2017 FORD MUSTANG

$

Stk# B9425

2013 HONDA CIVIC EXL

2016 FORD F-150 LARIAT

2018 HONDA RIDGELINE RTL-E Stk# B9517

SALE PRICE

$

2015 CADILLAC ATS LUXURY

2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER

Stk# V18419B

Stk# M9556

2017 BMW M3

$

19,990

Stk# B9291

SALE PRICE

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2016 Acura 1LX

2018 Audi A4 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7 Prestige

Premium Pkg, 28K Miles, FWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #B9181

AWD, 6K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #28604L

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, Well Maintained #P9607

AWD, Clean Carfax, One Owner, 8K Miles #28758L

Certified, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD #28658L

Certified, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #28763L

$39,200

$35,200

$40,900

$42,800

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2016 Acura ILX

2018 Audi A5 Coupe

2018 Audi Q5 Premium

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium

2018 Audi Q7

Automatic, 4WD, Clean Carfax, #V18376B

Premium Plus, 4K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner AWD, #P9604

Certified, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD #P9625

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, 8K Miles, Certified #28175L

Clean Carfax, One Owner, Certified, 6K Miles #28659L

Premium, 11K Miles, Clean Carfax, One Owner, AWD #28207L

$19,490

$61,500

$41,200

$34,800

$40,987

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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$38,800

Bommarito St. Peters 636-928-2300

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2007 Acura TL

2016 Audi A6 3.0T

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q5

2018 Audi Q7

2018 Audi Q7

Auto, 90K, 1 Owner, Local Trade #V18645A

Prestige, 30K Miles, Quattro, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #P9664

#C18154B1

2.0T Quattro, Ibis White, AWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #28326L

Premium Plus, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, #P9619

Premium Plus, 11K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #28602L

$37,200

$40,990

$18,990

$53,888

$48,800

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

Bommarito St. Peters 636-928-2300

$40,987

Bommarito St. Peters 636-928-2300

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2011 Audi A4

2017 Audi A7

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q7

2016 Audi S5 Premium Plus

10K Miles, #L15161

Prestige, 20K Miles, Carfax 1 Owner, Quattro Sportback, #29039A

7K Miles, Certified, Clean Carfax, One Owner #28660L

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 9K Miles, AWD #28392L

Prestige, Quattro, Sportback, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #P9657

18K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, Certified, Low Miles #28074A

$9,490

$10,833

$41,556

$55,200

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$52,700

$42,800

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2007 Audi A4

2018 Audi Q3 Quattro

2018 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

2018 Audi Q5

2017 Audi Q7

2016 Audi TTS 2.0T

#197511

$7,500

7K Miles, Utopia Blue Metallic, AWD, #28209L

Certified, AWD, Clean Carfax, One Owner, #28757L

Premium Plus, Quattro, AWD, 6K Miles #28649L

Premium Plus, AWD, 33K Miles, Carfax 1 Owner #29026A

Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

$33,987

$39,800

Quattro, Coupe, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, AWD, #27821A

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$47,800 Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2016 Audi TTS 2.0T

2015 Buick Encore

2016 Cadillac CTS

2018 Cadillac Escalade

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2018 Chevrolet Impala

Quattro, Coupe, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, #27812A

Gray, FWD, Auto, Back-up Camera #M17390RA

3K Miles, Savings #C16150R

Luxury Package, 4WD, 20K Miles #P9311

Stock ##P06999

$36,800

$14,220

$31,990

$59,987

Certified, EXT Cab, Long Box, 4WD, Z71, Stock #P07009

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2014 BMW I3

2018 Buick Envision

2013 Cadillac CTS-V

2015 Cadillac Escalade

2017 Chevrolet Cruze LS

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Range, 19K Miles #196541

$17,800

Premium II, Galaxy Silver, AWD, #P9356

Coupe, 28K Miles, Auto, Sunroof #C9528

ESV, Premium, 40K Miles, Certified, White #C18276A

17K Miles, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, FWD, #P6669

Limited, LT, FWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, #P6573A

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Bommarito South 866-721-7269

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2015 BMW X5 35d

2009 Buick LaCrosse

2013 Cadillac CTS-V

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum

2018 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevrolet Silverado

AWD, 30K Miles, Carfax 1 Owner, #P9574

CXL, White Opal, FWD, #C9353A

Coupe, AWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner, 19K Miles #P9507

AWD, 30K Miles, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #80091A

LS, 3K Miles, Clean Carfax, FWD, #42721A

1500, Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, LT, Stock # P06939

$15,990

$37,888

$37,987

$42,990

$37,987

$7,990

$50,990

$38,700

$14,990

$19,995

$15,469

$27,301

Bommarito West 1-866-726-4126

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2016 BMW X5 50i

2015 Buick Regal

2017 Cadillac Escalade

2017 Cadillac XTS

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

2014 Chevrolet Silverado

xDrive, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, 41K Miles #P9665

Loaded, Black, GM Certified! #420131B

5K Miles, Certified, Time to Save!! #C19032A

Stock #P06963

LS, FWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, #P6427B

1500 Reg Cab, Std. Box, 2WD Stock #181140A

$60,990

$23,307

$12,976

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$44,800

$15,469

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2013 Buick Encore

2012 Buick Regal

2015 Cadillac Escalade

2010 Chevrolet Camaro

2018 Chevrolet Impala

Convenience, FWD, Clean Carfax #M18516A

Leather, Auto, Just Arrived #B9322

Luxury, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 4WD #98139A

Coupe, 1 LT, Stock #P06852

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2015 Chevrolet Silverado

2017 Chevy Camaro

2016 Chevy Colorado

2017 Chevy Cruze

2017 Chevy Equinox

2013 Chevy Equinox

1500, LT, Certified, Clean Carfax, One Owner, 32K Miles, #P6662

LT, Convertible, Backup Camera, Certified, #C18016XP

4x4 #192382

17K, Auto, Black #B9215

FWD, LT Stock #181128M

$28,800

Loaded, Very Clean #420054B

$14,990

$21,489

$11,469

$31,569

$20,999

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2017 Chevrolet Silverado

2015 Chevy Camaro

2017 Chevy Colorado

2008 Chevy Equinox

2013 Chevy Equinox

2014 Chevy Express 1500

2500HD High Country, 8K Miles, 4WD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #79723A

1LT, V6, Certified #C18024RB

4x4, "Black Out" Edition, Loaded #35244A

LT #197281

FWD 1LT, Stock #180656A

$27,550

$8,875

$11,896

Cargo Van, Regular Wheelbase, RWD Stock #P07007

$58,800

$17,293

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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe

2015 Chevy Camaro

2013 Chevy Corvette

2017 Chevy Equinox

2017 Chevy Equinox

2011 Chevy Express

LTZ, 43K Miles, Clean Carfax, 4WD, #12416A

2LT, Loaded, Very Clean #420204A

3LT, Conv, Only 13K Miles, New Tires, Clean Carfax #P6646

Stock #P07005

LT, Backup Camera, Blind Spot Detector, #C11843DTP

Cargo Van, Stock #P06996A

$42,990

$18,479

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$44,200

$20,490

$13,830

$15,564

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2014 Chevrolet Traverse

2014 Chevy Camaro

2015 Chevy Cruze

2018 Chevy Equinox

2013 Chevy Equinox

2017 Chevy Express 3500

LT. FWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, #44093A

Certified, V6, Auto, Red and Ready #C18260C

LT, Backup Camera, Certified, #C11829P

Certified, AWD, LT, Stock #P06955

$22,929

LT, Clean Carfax, One Owner #35477A

LT, 15 Passenger Van, GM Certified! #P6535

$11,691

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$14,770

$20,990

$16,990

$10,969

$23,990

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2010 Chevy Camaro

2009 Chevy Cobalt

2016 Chevy Cruze

2017 Chevy Equinox

2010 Chevy Equinox

2012 Chevy Impala

1LT Stk #P06852

LS, 2 Door Coupe w/1LS, Blue, Manual, 5 Speed #108351A

LS, GM Certified, Clean Carfax One Owner #P6633

LT, Stock #P06990

LTZ, Loaded, Clean Carfax, Full Power #44167A

#V18588B

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$15,554

$11,569

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2014 Chevy Impala

2018 Chevy Silverado

2017 Chevy Silverado 1500

2017 Chevy Sonic

2015 Chevy Traverse

2005 Chrysler 300

LTZ, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, FWD #44078A

2500HD, Crew, 4WD, LTZ, Certified Stock #P06985

Certified, Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, Stock #190124A

Stock #P06982

AWD, 2LT, Stock #P06945

$26,714

Auto, Leather w/ Heat, Power Roof #V9458A

$13,150

$18,750

$56,151

$43,640

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2002 Chevy Impala

2018 Chevy Silverado

2013 Chevy Silverado

2017 Chevy Spark

2015 Chevy Traverse

2014 Chrysler 300

Only 76K Miles, Very Clean #44192A

1500 Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD, LT , Certified Stock #P06798

1500, LT, AWD, Ext Cab 6.5" Widespread #420209A

LS, 21K Miles, Hatchback, FWD, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #420082A

FWD, 2LT, Stock #P06949

$5,990

$19,990

$32,136

$11,990

$22,881

$8,490

#B9227A

$19,490

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2017 Chevy Impala

2016 Chevy Silverado

2017 Chevy Silverado

2005 Chevy Suburban

2017 Chevy Traverse

2014 Chrysler 300C

LT, 1 Owner, Certified, #B9544

1500, Crew Cab, Short Box, 4WD LT Stock #P06939

Crew Cab, High Country, One Owner, Only 14K Miles #P6541A

Z71, Black, Loaded, Very Clean #P6637A

FWD, LS, Stock #P06928A

AWD, Stock #180928B

$18,990

$27,301

$42,990

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2016 Chevy Malibu

1LT Stock #P06978

$22,410

$17,713

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2012 Chevy Silverado 1500

2014 Chevy Silverado

2018 Chevy Tahoe

2014 Chevy Traverse

2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Crew Cab Short Box, 2WD, LT, Stock #181123A

3500HD, LTZ, Crew Cab, 4WD, Clean Carfax #79281A

4WD, LT, Stock #P07028

$15,685

$44,954

LT, Backup Camera, Heated Front Seats, #C181676W

Touring, L, One Owner, Clean Carfax, #P6644

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$39,200

$26,575

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$12,385

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2011 Chevy Malibu

2017 Chevy Silverado

2015 Chevy Silverado 2500

2018 Chevy Tahoe

2015 Chevy Trax

2002 Chrysler Sebring

LT with 1LS, Fuel Efficient, #C190585B

1500 Crew Cab, Stock #181177A

HD, LTZ, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 4WD #79680A

LT, One Owner, Clean Carfax, GM Certified #P6600

LS, Carfax One Owner, Certified #P6663

LXi, 2 door Coupe, Black, Auto #107931

$6,917

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$25,277

$35,803

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2016 Chrys Town & Country

2015 Dodge Challenger

1992 Ford E350

2015 Ford Explorer

2018 Ford F-150

2013 Ford Fusion

Touring, Carfax One Owner, Backup Camera #C190525M

#B9465

$34,490

Cargo Cutaway Van, Beige, 7.5L, 68K Miles #A25205

XLT, 3rd Row Seating, Parking Assist, #C190621A

4WD, Platinum Super Crew, 5K Miles, Clean Carfax #79725A

SE, FWD, Carfax One Owner #V18579A

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$6,500

$17,202

$50,987

Lou Fusz Chevy (866) 602-1770

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2016 Dodge Caravan

2011 Dodge Charger

2007 Ford Edge

2012 Ford F-120

2011 Ford Fiesta

2015 Ford Mustang

SE, 37K Miles, 1 Owner, Grey, #V18457A

SE, Redline, 5-Speed Auto, RWD #B9332A

SEL #197731

4WD, ABS Brakes, Turbocharged #C11823P

44K Miles, Auto, Great MPG #M19018A

Fastback Ecoboost, #180732A

$12,990

$22,402

$7,990

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$17,006

$15,990

$9,855

$8,220

$17,563

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Suntrup West County Volvo 1-877-557-2352

2017 Dodge Challenger

1994 Dodge Dakota

2017 Ford Escape

2011 Ford F-150

2013 Ford Focus Titanium

2014 Ford Mustang

SXT, Plus Coupe, Stock #P07018

Silver, 91K Miles, Short Bed, Ext Cab #671835

Stock #P07010

Lariat, Crew Cab, 4x4, Loaded #44028B

4 Door Sedan, Stock #P06991

$20,990

$9,650

GT, Loaded, Clean Carfax, Auto, #35520A

$5,500

$19,296

$23,357

$35,537

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2010 Dodge Challenger

2001 Dodge Ram 1500

2014 Ford Escape

2013 Ford F-150

2012 Ford Focus

2007 Ford Mustang

R/T #C9433A

Ext Cab, Reg Bed, 1/2 Ton #215930

FWD, 4dr, Titanium, Stock #190058A

$17,990

Rapter, Crew Cab, 4WD, Nav, Sunroof #M18349B

Backup Camera, Fuel Efficient, #C11817Q

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$6,999

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$38,990

GT, Red, M/T, Loaded, Very Clean #P6648

Bommarito St. Peters 636-928-2300

$4,995

$15,770

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2013 Dodge Challenger

2017 Fiat Abarth

2017 Ford Expedition

2015 Ford F-150 Lariat

2015 Ford Focus

1989 Ford Taurus

SXT, Black, Automatic, 59K Miles #M18600A

13K, Celeste Blue, Auto, Local Trade #V18667A

EL, Stock #P06965

$24,962

Super Crew Cab Styleside, 67K Miles, Clean Carfax #P9460

$17,490

SE, Automatic, Back-up Camera #M18595A

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L, 4 Door, Red, Automatic #153042

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2003 Ford ZX2

2007 GMC Envoy

2014 GMC Sierra

2015 GMC Yukon

2017 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Ridgeline

2 Door Coupe, Stock #180065B

#L15151

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31K Miles, 4WD, Crew Cab, #V18560A

Denali, White, GM Certified, Loaded #420141B

Sport, 26K Miles, Auto, Local Trade #C9412A

RTL-E, 12K Miles, Just Arrived #B9517

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2015 GMC Acadia

2008 GMC Envoy

2016 GMC Sierra 1500

2016 GMC Yukon Denali

2016 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Ridgeline

FWD, Stock #P06884

2WD, SLE1, Stock #P06854A

$17,995

SLT, 4WD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #79838A

4WD, Quicksilver Metallic #P9606

Coupe LX, Stock #190113A

$22,175

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2013 GMC Acadia

2015 GMC Savana

2017 GMC Terrain

2017 GMC Yukon

2013 Honda Civic

2016 Hyundai Accent

Denali, Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax #44155A

Conversion Van, 44K Miles, 1 Owner #B9464

Stock #P06880

SLT, Onxy Black, 20K Miles, 4x4, #P9277

EX-L, 59K, Local Trade, Certified, #M19022A

SE, Stock #P07024

$19,469

$44,990

$14,490

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$33,888

$17,248

$45,987

$33,800

$11,629

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2012 GMC Acadia

2000 GMC Savana

2015 GMC Terrain

2017 Harley Davidson

2016 Honda Odyssey

2013 Hyundai Elantra

SLE, Loaded, Very Clean, Full Power #P6555A

Cargo, 3 Door, G3500, Auto, 4 Speed, 5.7L V8 #234414

SLE2 #C18043RA

Sportster Stock #180823A

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SE, Loaded, Full Power, Only 33K Miles #35542A

GLS, Certified, Automatic #M18513A

$2,500

$14,220

$24,769

$9,990

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2016 GMC Acadia Denali

2015 GMC Sierra

2018 GMC Terrain

2018 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Pilot

2013 Hyundai Elantra

Ebony Twilight,AWD, 24K Miles, Clean Carfax #P9478

1500 Reg Cab, 4WD, Stock #181161A

$20,908

1K Miles, FWD, White #B9076B

Sport, One Owner, Only 3K Miles #37022A

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$27,469

GLS #M18383B

$33,987

$24,490

EX-L, Backup Camera, Heated Front Seats, #C180787B

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$14,769

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PREOWNED VEHICLES 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2017 Hyundai Veloster

2017 Infiniti Q50

2018 Infiniti QX60

2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Kia Forte

Stock #P06966

Dual Clutch, #P06931

$18,550

$12,310

3.0t Premium, AWD, Certified, One Owner #96360L

Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, 22K Miles, AWD, #P9500

FWD, 4 Door, Latitude, Stock #181164N

New Front Brakes, Backup Camera #C190638A

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$34,987

$13,445

$8,581

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2017 Hyundai Santa FE

2012 Hyundai Veloster

2018 Infiniti Q70L

2018 Infiniti QX60

2015 Jeep Cherokee

2015 Kia Soul

SE, Stock #P06966

$18,550

Automatic, Local Trade, Just Arrived #V18419B

3.7Luxe, 5K Miles, AWD, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #97172L

AWD, Certified, Clean Carfax 1 Owner #97029L

Limited, New Front Brakes, Carfax 1 Owner, #C11819P

Plus, 41K Miles, Automatic #B9360A

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Infiniti Q5 Premium

2018 Infiniti QX60

2017 Infiniti QX80

2011 Jeep Liberty

2013 Lexus ES350

GLS, Loaded, Full Power #420175B

Quattro Sport, 4 Cyl 2.0L, Auto, 29K Miles, Stock #P9385A

AWD, Certified, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner #P9543

Limited, 4WD, Clean Carfax, 74K Miles #P6627

Loaded!! Just Arrived #C9118A

$8,490

$41,700

$38,200

AWD, Clean Carfax, One Owner, 48K Miles #P9546

$21,235

$13,490

$15,490

$8,990

$34,200

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2015 Hyundai Sonata

2018 Infiniti Q50

2018 Infiniti QX60

2018 Infiniti QX80

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BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Neither vulnerable, South deals NORTH ♠6 4 3 ♥10 3 ♦A K 9 8 7 ♣Q 10 7 WEST EAST ♠K 10 5 ♠Q 9 7 2 ♥Q 9 8 7 ♥K 5 4 ♦J 10 6 5 4 ♦2 ♣9 ♣K J 5 4 3 SOUTH ♠A J 8 ♥A J 6 2 ♦Q 3 ♣A 8 6 2 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1NT Pass 3NT All pass Opening lead: Seven of ♥ The late Bobby Richman was raised in the Cleveland area, but he fell in love with Australia on his first visit there as a young man and lived there for the rest of his life. He was a highly respected player as well as one of their most beloved personalities. Richman was South, in today’s deal. It is well known, at least by experts, that a defender will usually make his first discard from a five-card suit, if he has one. That knowledge can help in the play of a hand. The opening heart lead went to East’s king and Richman’s ace. The ace of clubs was fol-

lowed by a club to the queen and king as West shed the four of diamonds. East lead a heart to West’s queen — ducking would have been better — and West led a heart to declarer’s jack. Richman led a club to the 10 and jack, as West discarded the five of spades, and then rose with his ace to win the spade switch. The eight of clubs forced an uncomfortable discard from West, who chose to part with the king of spades. Richman knew that West had started with five diamonds and considered the first discard of the diamond four. Would West have gone out of his way to shed the four if he had the two available? Probably not. Richman led a low diamond, and when West played low, Richman inserted dummy’s eight! A diamond back to the queen and a heart put West on play to give dummy the last two tricks. Well done! (12/06/18)

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If Dec. 6 is your birthday • This year you will land like a cat, on all fours. If you are single, you could meet someone who easily becomes a lifelong romantic partner. If you are attached, the two of you could get into tiff after tiff. Sagittarius will experience a new beginning in the next few months.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ You have been tenacious and diligent about getting a project done. You also feel empowered by its completion and by the comments you get. Tonight: All smiles.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ You might have been thinking about a plan and finally have come to a conclusion. Once more, you become Mr. or Ms. Friendly. Others will rejoice at seeing the happier you return. Tonight: Weigh the pros and cons of taking a trip. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★ You will be distancing yourself until it becomes obvious that you need to deal with a situation that could implode. Expressing your caring is important, especially when dealing with an older relative. Tonight: Till the wee hours. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★ A partner seems to have assumed control of a key matter. This change of responsibilities could be all right with you; however, you might want to discuss the long-term implications of the situation. Tonight: Choose to do something new. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ You’ll be taken aback by a personal matter. The other party could be overly assertive, which might cause you to feel cornered. Initiate an important one-on-one discussion; in fact, insist on it. Tonight: Be with a favorite person. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★ Your mood changes midday. You are best when networking and socializing. Now is the time to kick back. You might hear someone express his or her frustration; behind those feelings is an important message. Tonight: Listen to a suggestion.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ You won’t hesitate to express your opinions, but you could come off a lot sterner than you realize. The key to success will be following through on a particular situation and maintaining a lighter attitude. Tonight: Get a lot done.

Puzzle by Matt Ginsberg

26 Ink stain, e.g. 27 Explorer whose name is a sport 28 Word in many Catholic church names 30 Frigid 33 Scratch, say 34 Tops 35 Groups on Noah’s Ark 37 Take a flier 38 Bond girl in 2006’s “Casino Royale”

39 Visigoth vis-à-vis Rome 41 “Cool beans!” 42 Uses a keyhole, perhaps 43 Scoundrel, in Britain 44 Girl in the fam 46 Loser 47 Up 48 Prefix with economics

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★ Check out the cost of proceeding as you have been. Someone might be more than ready to chip in and help. Know that all the responsibility does not have to land on your shoulders. Tonight: Make weekend plans. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★★ Zero in on what you want. You’ll have many supporters at the present moment, which increases your chances of achieving what you desire. Tonight: Whatever puts a smile on your face. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ You might be slow to start, but once you get going, you are a formidable force to stop. You know what you want, and have no intention of settling. Someone at a distance could play a significant role. Tonight: If you can dream it, you are likely to be able to conjure it up.

50 Rush 52 One-named French designer 54 “The Thin Man” role 55 Sticky stuff 57 One who might explain the birds and the bees 59 Debugging aid?

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★ You have a matter that you would prefer to keep under wraps. Someone might try to coax it out of you, but you will resist. Be careful if you don’t want to spill the beans. Tonight: Do for you. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Mom to visit without being invited holiday, only to be met with the accusation “you’re being selfish” from her and my stepfather. — PUSHED TOO FAR IN PENNSYLVANIA Dear Pushed • It appears you not only have a pushy mother, but also one who has no filter. When she made the comments she did when she came to “help” after the delivery, did you tell her how offended you were? Or were you so weak from the struggle to give life that you wilted? If you didn’t tell her how you felt, you have a communication problem. Give your mother one more chance. Welcome her and your stepfather at Christmas and, if she makes a demeaning or unkind comment, CALL her on it! And when you do, tell her that in the future you and your husband prefer to invite your houseguests rather than have them descend upon you. Dear Abby • Because my husband and I are reaching advanced years, we know we will soon have to

downsize to a senior living facility. In anticipation, we have begun distributing keepsakes we have accumulated. Many were gifts with special meaning. Some are heirlooms that have been passed down from previous generations. When I helped my son with his garage sale recently, I was shocked to discover several of the keepsakes on display. I didn’t know how to react, but I did speak to him about it. Apparently, he doesn’t value them! How should I handle future distribution of keepsakes? — SENTIMENTAL IN WISCONSIN Dear Sentimental • You now have two choices. You can either give the items as gifts to other family members, after first ensuring that they will be appreciated and treasured, or sell them and use the money to cover any expenses that may come up in the future. 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.

Differences: 1. Window is smaller. 2. Chair is smaller. 3. Glasses are missing. 4. Cap is different. 5. Table is wider. 6. Back of chair is missing.

Dear Abby • I gave birth to my daughter three months ago, after 44 grueling hours of labor. My mother, assuming I would want her in the delivery room, booked her flight, flew across the country and stayed at my house without asking when I’d like her to come to help me. During her stay, she made comments about how she had flown 2,000 miles to “dog-sit” for me, that she knew she wasn’t wanted, and had she known my daughter wasn’t going to come on time (I was induced), she wouldn’t have “wasted her vacation” to fly in early. The entire visit was miserable. Without consulting my husband and me, she has now booked a flight to come and stay with us for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I’m dreading the thought of her being here and worried this visit will be just as awful as the last. I’d like my daughter’s first Christmas to be a happy occasion. I asked my mother to change her flights and come in after the

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Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: When my ex-husband and I divorced about eight years ago, he left town and I got full custody of our daughter, “Jane,” and remained great friends with his family (from whom he is estranged). His sister especially helped out with a lot of the logistics of raising a child, like afterschool coverage, and she has also come to school plays and activities with me. In addition, she is wealthy and has been amazingly generous to Jane over the years, buying clothes, taking her on wonderful trips, etc. I never asked Aunt for these things, and have been able to support Jane OK, just not as well as Aunt can. Aunt offers gifts directly to Jane or just outright gives in a generous if overbearing way. Jane loves her Aunt, and not just for the stuff. That’s all great.

Now Jane is headed to college and Aunt has offered to cover any amount we need (about half, wow!). Jane and I are accepting this amazing gift but now I am uncomfortable with Aunt’s plans to come with us to school for the big drop-off and whatever else goes on when you leave your child at college. Is it too late to draw this boundary now, with Aunt about to spend thousands of dollars on Jane’s education? Does Auntie get to play because she pays? Jane is OK either way. — Jane’s Mom Answer • What I’m seeing is not an aunt who pays to play, but a close relative who practically surrogate-parented to play. And if that’s too strong, then at least invested herself and her love significantly. Afterschool coverage and going to her events make Aunt a huge part of Jane’s life. I find myself mentally replacing

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the aunt in this role with a grandparent, or a partner you found post-divorce who became essentially a pinch-parent for the past eight years, and if I were in that person’s place I could understand wanting to see Jane off. Hoping to see Jane off, let’s say, and not expecting or assuming it. Of course this argument exists independently of your feelings, and your feelings about wanting to make this a just-you-two event are valid. I just don’t think it’s right to minimize the aunt’s place by reducing it to a money issue. It’s about presence, and Aunt’s presence has been steadfast. It’s ultimately your decision, you’re the mom — but please at least dig into your discomfort enough to understand it and put it to rest. Aunt didn’t just pay up, she showed up, and deserves to be treated as such.

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Seniors can have reaction to BP meds FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk

Dear Dr. Roach • I wonder if you could comment on the negative side effects of various blood pressure medications for those over 65 — particularly folks who are 80-plus. Should a person be on more than two medications if one’s blood pressure is generally 150-160/70-80? Does the answer change if the person also has chronic atrial fibrillation? I am on three blood pressure medications, have chronic atrial fibrillation and have had extremely bad lightheadedness, to the point of altering my quality of life. I am on one medication (clonidine) that was listed as having many side effects, like the ones I mentioned. I checked with my pharmacist and got the same info: It’s not good for seniors. Atenolol also was listed as not being good for seniors. Websites said clonidine could cause older adults to have “memory issues,” such as brain fog, which I have experienced. No fun for sure. I am currently going off clonidine and did a dumb thing. I stopped it suddenly and had really bad side effects. I know better, but my doctor was out of town and I was dealing with severe side effects. Now those are slowly subsiding. I am currently taking two meds and awaiting advice from my doctor on which meds to stay on or a change in dosages. — S.B.

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Answer • In an ideal world, people with high blood pressure could control it with a single medication that would not have any side effects. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way. Some people do need two, three or even four different medications to control their blood pressure. The guiding principal often becomes not what is ideal, but what is best in a difficult situation. Sometimes that means using medications like clonidine and atenolol, neither of which is the first drug a clinician would use for an older person with high blood pressure. It often takes extensive trials to find the right combination of medications to get the blood pressure in an acceptable range while still having an acceptable level of side effects. It’s not clear that you have achieved either of those goals: 160/80 is not adequate blood pressure control, and life-altering lightheadedness and “brain fog” are not acceptable. It’s dangerous to stop taking beta blockers like atenolol suddenly, but clonidine is even worse: The blood pressure can rebound higher than it ever was, leading to stroke. I understand your frustration, but please wait on your doctor before discontinuing blood pressure medication.

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Oak 3-Strip Laminate 6mm | 944105332

$

sq.ft.

94¢ sq.ft.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Mocha Hickory Hand Scraped Laminate 8mm | 944101289

30 + STYLES

299

$

sq.ft.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Brazilian Cherry Smooth Water-Resistant Engineered Hardwood 4mm x 5” | 100503473

359 sq.ft.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Smokey Gray Oak Wire Brushed Water-Resistant Engineered Hardwood 6mm x 6 1/2” | 100503176

30 + STYLES

$

249

$

sq.ft.

35 YEAR WARRANTY

319 sq.ft.

25 YEAR WARRANTY

Maganda Hand Scraped Locking Stranded Engineered Bamboo 3/8” x 5” | 100378504

Urban Gray Hand Scraped Locking Stranded Bamboo 1/2” x 5 5/16” | 100274539

20 + STYLES

$

219 sq.ft.

$

269 sq.ft.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Old World Oak Water-Resistant Laminate 12mm | 100543511

Smoky Dusk Water-Resistant Laminate 12mm | 100085539

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