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BOEING MOVING BOSSES

BY LISA BROWN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Boeing Co. said Tuesday that it will move the headquarters of its defense unit from St. Louis to the Washington area. The decision, which will affect about a dozen top executives and some support staff, reflects the aerospace giant’s desire to be closer to the levers of power in the nation’s capital. Boeing said the move had been under consideration for several months and was unrelated to the results of the Nov. 8 election. “We continue to expand our leadership presence in the [Washington] area to increase customer engagement in a highly competitive market,” Boeing spokesman Philip Carder told the Post-Dispatch. “Approximately one dozen positions will be part of the initial move and we anticipate about 50 positions

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Trump invites Senate clash with State pick

Fallen oicer’s son joins county police

Tillerson’s ties to Russia worrisome BY ERICA WERNER Associated Press

WASHINGTON • President-elect

was 18 months; another, Stephen, was 8; and their mother, Kathy, was 33. His mother, now Kathy Yansen-Strehl, had been dating Stephen Strehl when she watched his police academy graduation in St. Louis. On Tuesday, during the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy

Donald Trump is inviting a clash in a narrowly divided Senate by selecting Rex Tillerson for secretary of State despite well-publicized concerns from several GOP senators over his ties to Russia. The likely confirmation fight could be an early test of Trump’s sway over Congress, and demonstrate how much appetite there is among Republicans to stand up to their president. For now, three Republican senators have publicly voiced concerns about the Tillerson nomination: Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida. All have cited the Exxon Mobil executive’s history of making deals in Russia and his close ties with Vladimir Putin, which include opposing sanctions sought by the U.S. and Europe against Russia after it invaded Crimea.

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Joseph Strehl (center) raises his hand to take the oath on Tuesday after receiving his badge at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy graduation in Fenton. Strehl, 26, was 2 when his father, St. Louis police Oicer Stephen Strehl, was killed in a helicopter crash.

BY CHRISTINE BYERS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

FENTON • In December 1979, Stephen Strehl walked across a stage during a police academy graduation ceremony and became a police officer. Almost 37 years to the day later, his son, Joseph, 26, did the same, and hoped that his father was watching from wherever he may be.

Stephen Strehl, 35, was killed in the crash of a helicopter he was a passenger in during a training operation in Jeferson County with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in November 1993. A federal investigation cited pilot error and dark conditions as the cause. At the time, he was a St. Louis police oicer detached to the federal agency. Joseph Strehl was 2; one brother, Sean,

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With just one prominent white candidate, some observers worry that the black vote will be divided in the primary.

cease-fire deal to evacuate from eastern Aleppo in what was in efect a surrender on Tuesday, amid increasing reports of mass executions and revenge killings. Meanwhile, Russia declared that all military action had stopped and the Syrian government had assumed control of the former rebel enclave. The dramatic developments, which appeared to restore the remainder of what was once Syria’s largest city to President Bashar Assad’s forces after months of heavy fighting and a crippling

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mayoral election, there’s a sense among many that the city’s black political class could be squandering the best chance it has had in 16 years to elect an African-American mayor. Political scientists put it starkly: White people largely vote for white candidates, while black See MAYOR • Page A5

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siege, followed reports of mass killings by government forces closing in on the final few blocks still held by the rebels. Damascus confirmed the evacuation deal, and the U.N. envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, called for immediate access to the former rebel enclave to confirm the end of military operations and to oversee the safe departure of tens of thousands of civilians and opposition fighters. He was at the Security Council where an emergency meeting for Aleppo was underway. Russia’s U.N. ambassador Vitaly Churkin took to the floor near the end of See SYRIA • Page A6

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Stenger backtracks on transit study TONY MESSENGER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Four days before bidding was to close on a $3 million study of three proposed transit routes in St. Louis County, an engineering company made an otherwise unremarkable political donation. Jacobs Engineering, a Texas-based firm with oices in St. Louis, donated $5,000 to St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. It was Sept. 22. On Sept. 26, the window closed for companies to bid on the request for qualifications sought by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the region’s planning authority for transportation projects. Stenger had sought the study — and pledged county funds to pay for it — as a response to a plan by Mayor Francis Slay and other key regional leaders to push forward on development of the longplanned Northside-Southside MetroLink expansion. The route would connect south St. Louis County to north St. Louis County and run directly through the core of some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city of St. Louis. In a less divided region, Stenger would back the Northside-Southside route and county transit funds produced by 2010’s Proposition A would help pay for it. Instead, Stenger wants to spend public resources on studies of routes that EastWest Gateway long ago determined are of

lesser significance than the NorthsideSouthside route. Three companies bid on the contract sought by Stenger. One of them was Jacobs Engineering. After an initial round of scoring, two companies remained: WSP: Parsons Brinckerhof and Jacobs. According to records obtained from East-West Gateway, a six-member panel examined the bids and in October interviewed representatives of each company. Then the panel split 3-3 on who to pick. The three members with the most transportation experience, one from EastWest Gateway, one from Metro Transit, and one from the Missouri Department of Transportation, all chose Parsons Brinckerhoff. The three members of the panel who are all employees of Stenger chose Jacobs Engineering. This wouldn’t be the first time that a company seeking bids from Stenger’s government happened to make large donations to the county executive before decisions on projects are made. Earlier this year, Stenger and the County Council suddenly decided to move three county offices to a North County project controlled by developers David and Michael Glarner, whose donations to Stenger now top six figures. Coincidence, the county executive insisted. In November, the transit panel was to meet again to figure out a compromise. Instead, Stenger took his transit ball and went home. “We couldn’t come to consensus,” said Jim Wild, the executive director of East-

West Gateway, who finds himself put in a tough spot by Stenger, who is on his board. “We’ve returned the $3 million.” So Stenger is back to where he was more than a year ago when he announced a plan to study potential new transit routes in the St. Louis region. He continues to fight against the route that holds serious economic promise for St. Louis, while hoarding the county’s transit money so he can reward campaign donors instead of making an investment that would raise the economic fortunes of the residents, businesses and taxpayers in his county. Tom Curran, Stenger’s senior policy adviser — and one of the three members of the panel that chose Jacobs for the transit study — says the county executive plans to issue a new request for proposals for the study early next year through the county procurement process. He said East-West Gateway officials will provide technical expertise. Asked if he was aware of the Jacobs Engineering campaign donation before scoring the bids, he said, “No, sir.” Curran said the county’s concern was just getting “the best information we can get” from the consultants. He was hesitant to discuss specifics of how the bidding process was conducted, he said, because the panel signed a confidentiality agreement. “I’m surprised you have the knowledge that you do,” he said. Surprised or not, Curran confirmed my information on the vote was accurate. After we spoke, Stenger spokesman Cordell Whitlock called to outline a plethora of reasons why the county employees pre-

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ferred the Jacobs Engineering bid, including better minority and women participation and a project engineer that had more recent MetroLink experience, he said. As Stenger dawdles, the train on the Northside-Southside route expansion is moving down the track. On Monday, after Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced that the city of St. Louis will receive $30 million to redevelop the near-North Side neighborhoods around Carr and Preservation squares, Slay told Castro what was coming next. He plans to place a sales tax increase before voters in April to help fund the Northside-Southside MetroLink route through the city. Slay told me something similar a month ago when a diferent federal oicial was in town to discuss transit, though at the time the mayor was targeting a parking tax. Whatever tax it is, as the mayor’s final term is coming to a close he is seeking to get St. Louis to invest in a transit future. One that will better connect north to south, the poor to jobs, and take advantage of development momentum in the city’s central corridor, and on the North Side, including the nearly $2 billion relocation of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. In the city of St. Louis, voters are poised to have a say on the region’s transit future. Steve Stenger’s campaign donors will apparently decide if St. Louis County comes along for the ride. Tony Messenger • 314-340-8518 @tonymess on Twitter tmessenger@post-dispatch.com

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CORRECTIONS • Jefrey Williams was convicted Thursday of shooting and wounding two police officers at a protest in Ferguson on March 12, 2015. A story in Saturday’s editions gave the wrong year.

Conservative students at MICDS sufer discomfort, not bias, alumni say

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Teens’ complaints reveal their priviledge, lack of awareness, ’01 grad writes

community to join us in our eforts. We are fortunate to have many diverse perspectives in our community, and we welcome everyone to the table.” In recent weeks, a letter to Lyle from an MICDS high school senior has circulated widely in the school community. The senior was concerned that her fellow conservative students at the elite school were feeling “victimized or unwelcome” and being called racists and misogynists for supporting Trump. “The bottom line is that we, as conservatives, feel that we go to a school that does not embrace the diversity of our beliefs; we are simply asking for fair treatment,” the senior wrote. Lyle went to great lengths to accommodate the student’s concerns, posting a fourand-a-half-minute video during which she said the school had “fallen short” in supporting freedom of expression. All four alumni who wrote letters thanked Lyle for her years of work to promote diversity in the school. Several alumni and parents agree that the school has become more diverse in recent years, countering a perception held by many that it is an inaccessibly elite school. About 34 percent of MICDS’ students are students of color, and roughly a quarter of them receive financial aid.

BY KRISTEN TAKETA St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Some Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School alumni are calling out the head of school for being too obliging to conservative students who complained they felt victimized on campus for supporting President-elect Donald Trump. At least four alumni have written two letters to Head of School Lisa Lyle, warning that Lyle and the conservative students are conflating discomfort with genuine discrimination. “For conservative students to suggest that the opposition they may have faced throughout this election cycle rises to the level of oppression reveals deeply entrenched privilege and a stunning lack of awareness of the significant systematic and systemic oppression actually marginalized groups consistently face,” wrote Elizabeth Schlesinger, a 2001 MICDS graduate, in a letter posted to Facebook Monday. In response to reactions from alumni, students and parents, MICDS says it plans to host “facilitated conversations” for community members in the near future. “We are not and will not shy away from these difficult issues,” the school said in a statement. “We ask each member of our

Kristen Taketa @Kristen_Taketa on Twitter ktaketa@post-dispatch.com

BOOK DISCUSSION When • 6:30 p.m. Thursday Where • Maplewood Public Library, 7550 Lohmeyer Avenue How much • Free More info • maplewood.lib. mo.us Folklorist and professor John L. Oldani will discuss his book “Christmas in St. Louis.” Those who attend can reminisce about the downtown St. Louis windows, the international flavor of Main Street St. Charles, residential light displays of St. Louis Hills, Tilles Park, the drive through Our Lady of the Snows, and other traditions that have come to define a St. Louis Christmas. CIRQUE MUSICA When • 7:30 p.m. Thursday Where • Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway in St. Charles How much • $28-$88 More info • familyarena.com Cirque Musica is a concert and visual experience with acrobats, aerialists, high jinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the athleticism of circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest holiday music. The show will be performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. To list a community event or meeting, submit it online at events.stltoday.com.

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Suspected car thief is injured in crash after leading police chase

Missouri lawyers botch appeal in suit over sex bias BY KURT ERICKSON st. Louis Post-dispatch

DAVID CARSON • dcarson@post-dispatch.com

Police investigate a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer at North Broadway and East Carrie Avenue in St. Louis on Tuesday.

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ST. LOUIS • A man driving

a stolen car and his passenger were critically injured in a crash Tuesday morning after leading police on a chase from East St. Louis Senior High School into north St. Louis, police said. Officials said the driver was pronounced dead after the car ran under the back of a tractortrailer on North Broadway at

East Carrie Avenue but then was rushed to a hospital after showing signs of life. He and the passenger were hospitalized in critical condition. Their names were not released. A handgun was recovered from the wreckage. Michael Hubbard, the police chief of East St. Louis, said it started with a tip that two people were driving to the high school, at 4901 State Street, in

a stolen car with weapons inside to pick up a student. When police approached the silver Ford Taurus about 9:09 a.m., it fled. The vehicle was involved in two collisions at Martin Luther King Drive and Collinsville Avenue, where the driver tried to strike an oicer who was on foot there, Hubbard said. It then crossed the Martin Luther King Bridge and ended up

on Broadway, where it rammed the truck near O’Fallon Park, in the North Riverfront neighborhood. Authorities said the driver of the car may have fired shots at police, but Hubbard said that had not been confirmed. St. Louis Fire Capt. Garon Mosby said one person was trapped in the wreckage and had to be freed by firefighters.

Homeless man is charged with dealing K2 Hundreds of people downtown overdosed on synthetic marijuana BY JOEL CURRIER st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • A homeless man has been

charged with dealing “K2” last month in downtown St. Louis about the time hundreds of people — most of them homeless — began overdosing on the synthetic marijuana. John Darryel White, 56, who is listed as homeless in court records, was charged Thursday with a felony count of delivery or manufacture of an imitation conWhite trolled substance. White was not in custody Tuesday. Charges say the St. Louis police department’s real-time crime center, which monitors surveillance cameras downtown, observed a suspected drug deal about

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St. Louis Fire Department paramedics treat a man who had passed out on Nov. 10 near the New Life Evangelistic Center.

4:45 p.m. Nov. 9 outside the New Life Evangelistic Center in the 1400 block of Locust Street. Police said White appeared to have sold a rolled cigarette to another man, who told police he had just bought K2. White was among three men arrested that day downtown. It was not immediately clear if the others, 26 and 52, had been charged.

St. Louis backing parents in charter school debate City iles brief in case involving taxes BY KRISTEN TAKETA st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • The city of St. Louis is taking sides in a dispute that pits the city’s school system against charter schools, arguing that the nontraditional public schools should share millions in revenue from a special sales tax. In April, St. Louis Public Schools filed a lawsuit asking the court to return more than $50 million that had been given charter schools, which are independently run, tax-funded public schools. Charter school leaders say they may be forced to close if forced to pay the money. Now, they have the support of the city, which has filed a legal brief in support of the schools. The dispute centers on money from a 2/3-cent city sales tax passed in 1999 to support public schools. The tax was tied to a court settlement of a longstanding desegregation lawsuit. St. Louis Public Schools argues that the sales tax — which generates more than $20 million a year — should not be shared with charter schools because they were not expressly mentioned in the original settlement agreement, and did not yet exist. But in an amicus curiae brief filed Friday, the city argues that the sales tax “sprang directly”

from a related 1998 state law that, among other things, first authorized charter schools in the city. Consequently, the city argues that an accompanying tax was passed with the intent of funding all city public schools, including charter schools. Charter school parents had petitioned for a say in the legal battle. But in July, a district judge denied their request because they were not named as parties in the original desegregation settlement agreement. Charter school parents have filed an appeal in federal court. Confluence Academies, the city’s largest charter school network by number of students, also filed an amicus curiae brief last week in support of charter schools. It pointed out that, while enrollment at St. Louis Public Schools has decreased, charter school enrollment has increased to constitute at least 30 percent of public school students in the city. Confluence Academies argued that taking funding away from charter schools would go against the intent of the desegregation agreement, which it says was to end the inadequate education of black students in the city. Kristen Taketa @Kristen_Taketa on Twitter ktaketa@post-dispatch.com

Police arrested at least three more suspects Nov. 10-12 on suspicion of possessing and/or distributing K2. Laboratory test results of brown vegetation stored in plastic bags, several handrolled cigarettes and cigars tested negative for controlled substances, court records say. Authorities have said that the makers of synthetic drugs stay ahead of laws by changing formulations once a particular formulation is banned. Fire officials say about 300 people, most of them homeless and stricken in the neighborhood around the downtown shelter, have been hospitalized since Nov. 7 from overdoses of synthetic versions of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. K2 is the buzzword to describe synthetic cannabinoids sold in colorful packages with creative name brands. People on the street say a single joint may cost one or two dollars. Joel Currier • 314-340-8256 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

JEFFERSON CITY • Attorneys representing Missouri taxpayers missed a key deadline to appeal a high-profile decision in a sexual and age discrimination lawsuit, potentially costing the state millions of dollars in damages. According to a Post-Dispatch review of court documents, lawyers in Attorney General Chris Koster’s oice admitted they failed to notice a circuit judge’s decision in a case in which former Missouri veterans ombudsman Pat Rowe Kerr of Jefferson City was awarded $3.8 million in damages. The Oct. 12 decision by Cole County Circuit Judge John Beetem to deny the state a new trial at the circuit court level was noted in court papers and reported by the Post-Dispatch and other media outlets at the time. When attorneys from Koster’s oice failed to file an appeal of that decision by a Nov. 21 deadline, Kerr’s attorney Gregory Rich of St. Louis filed to block the state from further appeals. “Any reasonable person who read the memorandum ... would have known that the trial court denied” the state’s motion for a new trial, Rich noted. Further, Rich notes that three other attorneys are working on the case for the state. Missouri’s Western District Court of Appeals district is now considering a request from the state to overlook the mistake and allow the state to proceed. In addition to the money awarded to Kerr and her attorneys by a jury, the state also is on the hook for interest payments during the appeals process. Additional delays could drive up the total cost to taxpayers even further. The legal wrangling is the latest development in what has become a recurring theme under outgoing Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration. The Post-Dispatch reported that the state will pay out $1.2 million to former Department of Labor employee Gracia Backer to settle a discrimination case she filed in 2014 alleging her former boss had created a hostile work environment for women and older workers. Her attorney will receive $800,000. Kerr was 56 in 2009 when she was fired from her position as the Missouri Veteran Commission’s senior adviser of veterans outreach. She sued on the grounds that she lost her job because her boss, Larry Kay — who is still serving as the commission’s director — has a problem with older, successful women. Kay argued he had fired Kerr because of budget cuts that put stress on the commission. The attorney general’s oice did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

LAW & ORDER O’FALLON, MO. > Child kidnapper gets 25-year term • John. T. Classen, 19, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for kidnapping a 10-year-old girl who had been asleep in her home here. Classen, 19, of the irst block of Cradle Court in O’Fallon, pleaded guilty in October of kidnapping, burglary, child abuse and possession of child Classen pornography. Oicials said that about 12:40 a.m. on March 12, 2015, Classen, then, 17, crept through a window of a home in the 100 block of McClue Drive and hid in the basement for 4½ hours before going upstairs and inding the girl asleep on a couch. He had deliberately left the window unlocked two days earlier while visiting a Fort Zumwalt West High School classmate who lived there. Police said Classen grabbed the girl, threatened to kill her and dragged her to his car. He drove of but was arrested about 35 minutes later at a police checkpoint near the entrance to the subdivision. Oicials said she was shaken and bruised but otherwise uninjured.

a “birthday bash” concert for himself set for Wednesday night at Fubar nightclub in St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS > Slain man is identiied • Police said Tuesday that a man found shot to death Friday in the back of a car in 5500 block of Etzel Avenue was David Bewig Jr., 31. His body was found about 2:30 a.m. Bewig lived in the 100 block of West Third Street in Pevely. An online obituary said Bewig worked in lawn care and as a music promoter for rap artists. Before his death, Bewig had been advertising

ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Woman is charged with robbery • Prosecutors charged Rachel Ilif, 36, on Tuesday with irst-degree robbery for a holdup about 1:15 a.m. Dec. 8 at a convenience store Ilif in the Afton area. St. Louis County police said she paid for gas at the 7-Eleven store

ST. LOUIS > Police ID man shot to death • A man found shot to death over the weekend in a vacant lot in the 4300 block of Evans Avenue was Michael Griin, 20, police said Tuesday. Investigators believe that Griin, of the 4200 block of Clarence Avenue, was shot about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, but his body was not discovered until about 1:20 p.m. ST. LOUIS > Man dead in I-70 fall identiied • A man killed when he fell from a car on Interstate 70 on Friday night was Daryl Murphy, 52, police said. He lived in the 3100 block of North Hanley Road in BelRidge. A witness told police Murphy fell from an eastbound maroon sedan near Salisbury Street just before midnight and it kept going. Murphy was struck by a truck and several other vehicles that did not stop either, police said. It was not clear to investigators whether those vehicles’ drivers were aware they had hit a person. Police were calling it an accident but were continuing to investigate.

at 8000 Mackenzie Road, left, then returned with a silver handgun and told a cashier: “Give me the register or I’ll shoot you in the leg.” The employee handed over all the $1 and $5 bills and the woman led. Police said they tracked Ilif by a vehicle license number and the recollection of a witness near the store about that time, who said that they had talked and that the suspect had made note of the fact the clerk was alone. Oicials said Ilif confessed and said she used either an antique, toy or replica gun she found in her car’s trunk. Ilif, of the 3100 block of Lupine Drive in Arnold, was held in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. JEFFERSON COUNTY > Water cleanup crew gear taken • Police are looking for thieves who took two 17-foot canoes and two 12-foot johnboats from Joachim Watershed Stream Team 4660, a volunteer group that removes trash from rivers, creeks and streams. The vessels and other gear, including chainsaw and tools, were taken between Wednesday and Monday from a house on Massot Road in the Festus area, The boats have Missouri Stream Team stickers on them. The gear belongs to Kenneth Thomas III, of St. Louis, and his girlfriend, Christine Endsley, who bought the canoes; the johnboats were donated. A GoFundMe account has been set up seeking to raise $5,000 to replace the missing equipment. Anyone with information is asked to call the Jeferson County Sherif’s Oice at 636-797-5000.


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The Federal Trade Commission approves the merger.

Target date for beginning of merged operations as the Boeing Co.

Boeing loses Joint Strike Fighter competition, the last new combat aircraft program likely to be created for decades to come, to Lockheed Martin.

Boeing merges its Californiabased space division into a new Integrated Defense Systems unit, based in St. Louis.

Boeing designates St. Louis a “center of excellence” for information technology, moving about 600 jobs here from Seattle.

Boeing announces end of C-17 cargo plane production. About 300 workers in St. Louis made parts for the C-17, originally designed by McDonnell Douglas.

Boeing moves passenger plane work to St. Louis for the irst time, announcing that about 700 workers here will make parts for the new 777X.

Boeing loses B-3 bomber competition to Northrop Grumman.

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will eventually relocate there over time.” Boeing Defense, Space & Security president and CEO Leanne Caret is slated to begin working from the company’s Arlington, Va., office on Jan. 3. She’ll reside in the Washington area and maintain oices in both Arlington and St. Louis, Carder said. Caret was tapped earlier this year to lead the defense unit. “There will be no change to the day-today operations at the St. Louis site,” Carder said. Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $30 billion business, employing 50,000 worldwide. The move puts Boeing’s executives closer to decision-makers in Washington. Its major competitors, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, are both based in Washington suburbs. “The big problem is all the key military customers are based in Washington and it’s inconvenient to try to deal with those

customers from St. Louis,” said Loren Thompson, chief operating officer at the Lexington Institute, a policy research group in Arlington, Va. Thompson said the location of the headquarters wouldn’t have a negative impact on Boeing’s St. Louis area workforce. “Moving the top staff to the capital probably bolsters Boeing’s ability to protect jobs in Berkeley,” Thompson said, referencing the municipality where a concentration of St. Louis-area Boeing employees are based. “This is not about St. Louis losing jobs, this is about St. Louis protecting jobs.” Richard Aboulafia, a vice president and aviation analyst at Fairfax, Va.-based Teal Group, said the decision to locate near the Pentagon made “overwhelming sense.” “It’s really just to have their top decision-makers close to those making the decisions and paying the bills,” Aboulafia said. The headquarters announce-

ment comes almost exactly 20 years after Boeing announced it was buying St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas and would base its defense operations here. The $13.3 billion merger, first announced on Dec. 15, 1996, was finalized in 1997. McDonnell Douglas traced its start to the 1939 launching of McDonnell Aircraft Corp. at Lambert Field by aviation pioneer James S. McDonnell. Production of Boeing’s F-15, F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter jets is based in St. Louis, in addition to advanced weapon systems, new product development, and composite components for the new 777X commercial airplane. Though the headquarters move means the loss of some area jobs, Boeing announced last month that it planned to move 500 jobs to its north St. Louis County campus from California as part of a consolidation of its Defense, Space & Security business. “Boeing’s commitment to the

Fallen St. Louis oicer’s son joins St. Louis County police department OFFICER • FROM A1

graduation at the Maritz Center in Fenton, she pinned a badge on “Joey,” as she calls her middle son, while her husband, Brian, looked on. The two married about nine years after Stephen Strehl was killed. In the audience at Tuesday’s graduation were almost two dozen DEA agents, known as Group 32. Some of the agents knew the elder Strehl and others “only knew the stories of Steve Strehl,” said DEA analyst Tony Wagner, who once supervised Strehl as the lieutenant of the city’s narcotics division. Seated with the Strehl family was St. Louis police Col. Jerry Leyshock, who gave a eulogy at Stephen Strehl’s funeral. The two graduated from the police academy together on Dec. 2, 1979, and Stephen Strehl asked him to his oldest son’s godfather. “When Steve died, it was like a part of our body got chopped of,” Leyshock recalled. “We were inconsolable.” Leyshock said he has worried, like so many other officers, about what would become of the Strehl boys and whether they would go on to do things that would have made a man they barely knew proud. The night Strehl was killed, Leyshock said, a different officer couldn’t make it to work, so Strehl went in his place. That’s how passionate Strehl was about his job, Leyshock said. “If I was onto something, it was nothing for him to come out at 1 a.m. and do surveillance with me,” Leyshock recalled. “I didn’t have to ask him what he was doing, his question was, ‘Are you picking me up or am I picking you up?’” Leyshock was one of the first people whom Joseph Strehl told about joining the academy to become a St. Louis County police oicer — a career move that followed a tour of duty with the Army in Kuwait. The past 25 weeks in the academy proved more grueling emotionally than Joseph Strehl expected. Each day, recruits touch a memorial plaque at the entrance of the academy in Wellston. Joseph Strehl said he always touched his father’s name. Once inside, he said, he had to walk past his father’s name twice more, on memorial plaques hanging in the hallway leading to his classroom. Just when he said he thought the experience was getting to be too much, class supervisor Sgt. John Wall put him in touch with Lt. Michael Reifschneider and Oicer David Weinhold. Both officers’ fathers were killed in the line of duty. Weinhold joined the department his father served about 1½ years ago. Reifschneider arranged for Joseph Strehl to ride along with Weinhold during a Sunday shift in Wildwood. “I wanted him to know, you’re not alone in it, but at first, when you’re in the academy, and you don’t know anyone, it certainly seems like it,” Weinhold said. “You walk in and there’s plaques and pictures and more plaques with your dad’s name on it, it’s kind of shocking at first. “After 20 years of not addressing it and living your life, going to high school, playing sports and then college, it wasn’t in my face every day. And, all of a sudden, they remind you that this is a job where you can get hurt or killed. He asked me if I ever lost it. … Absolutely.” Weinhold also imparted to Joseph Strehl the advice Reifschneider had given Weinhold before he started his first shift. “He told me that from now on, you’ll always be ‘Rick’s kid,’ [a reference to his father] and that can be a burden or something you’re proud of,” Weinhold said. “My dad was an amazing guy, and I’m sure so was his dad, and people want to talk to me about him. “If, after 30-some years, me and Joe retire and if I’m still known as Rick’s kid and he’s known as Steve’s kid, I’m perfectly fine with that.”

FEB. 24, 2016

Boeing names Leanne Caret, 49, president and chief executive of Boeing Defense.

St. Louis region remains strong,” the company said in a statement. Boeing employs about 14,500 people in the St. Louis area. McDonnell Douglas had 23,000 employees locally at the time of the merger 20 years ago. Last week, President-elect Donald Trump complained on Twitter about the costs to build a new Air Force One, made by Boeing, and urged the government to cancel its order. Asked whether Trump’s comments affected the decision to move top executives closer to the nation’s capital, Boeing indicated they did not. “Discussions regarding planning for this move have been ongoing for some time,” Carder said. The move is focused on enabling [Boeing Defense, Space & Security] leadership to be closer to customers and key decisionmakers, and is unrelated to the new administration.” Congressional staffers in the Missouri delegation also said it was unlikely that the move was

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Boeing shifts 500 support jobs, such as engineering and inancial positions, to St. Louis from Southern California.

related to Trump’s recent statements about the company, noting that moves such as this would be months in the making. Boeing oicials individually briefed members of the delegation before the announcement. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said that, in total, Boeing still had put more jobs in the St. Louis region in recent months than had left. “In our view, Boeing has clearly demonstrated its commitment to the St. Louis region, with net-gain of 450 new local jobs, and the opening of its Composite Center, in 2016 alone,” McCaskill spokesman John LaBombard said. “Clearly they remain committed to our state.” Chuck Raasch, Jacob Barker and David Nicklaus of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Lisa Brown • 314-340-8127 @lisabrownstl on Twitter lbrown@post-dispatch.com

100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AFFLICT 4-YEAR-OLD

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com

Joseph Strehl holds steady as his mother, Kathy Yansen-Strehl, pins his badge on Tuesday at his graduation ceremony from the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy.

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CASE 81 • A is a playful 4-year-old boy. When he was three

months old, he was hospitalized and diagnosed with sickle cell disease. He has been in and out of the hospital since then. At eight months old, doctors had to remove his spleen. Last year, he spent Christmas and his birthday in the hospital. A is on a strict routine, taking medication three times a day. Sometimes he cannot participate in activities like other children his age and is left out. His mother would greatly appreciate any help with bills and expenses. She would also greatly benefit from any donation of clothes or toys.

In a family photo, St. Louis police Oicer Stephen Strehl is pictured with his family in 1993. From left are his sons Stephen, Joseph and Sean, held by their mother, Kathy.

Another bond the men share is being BackStoppers babies. The nonprofit financially supports the families of fallen first responders. The DEA Survivors Benefit Fund also financially supported the Strehls. Joseph Strehl and Weinhold have both attended numerous BackStoppers events. Strehl’s academy class was dedicated to the organization, and at Tuesday’s graduation ceremony Joseph Strehl spoke about its impact. “I can honestly say I don’t know where me or my family would be without them,” he said. Joseph Strehl’s family snapped pictures on their cellphones of the newly minted oicer in uniform, his badge shining with every flash. In addition to his mother, his older brother Stephen, now 31, was there. The youngest, Sean, couldn’t get away from college for the event. When Leyshock put his arm around her son to pose for a picture, Kathy Yansen-Strehl said the memory of Leyshock once posing with Stephen Strehl, beaming with just as much pride on his graduation day, popped back into her mind. “I just got the chills,” she said. That’s how she knew her late husband was watching.

CASE 82 • Mrs. M is 57 and has been living with stage 4 lung cancer since 2013. She lives with her husband, 49, whose health problems include heart and lung disease and hypertension. Mrs. M used to have a fast-food job but is now living on disability income. The couple has had custody of their 11-year-old grandson for a year and in July took on caring for that grandson’s three siblings, ages 5, 3 and 1. The family is temporarily staying with a relative but looking for a new place to live. The three older grandchildren would all love bicycles for the holidays. The 5-year-old girl also would love nail polish, jewelry and dolls. Her 3-year-old brother loves superheroes, especially Batman. The 1-year-old girl simply needs the basics, but her grandmother would love to give her some type of riding toy for the holidays. Case proiles by Koran Addo and Joel Currier, of the Post-Dispatch.

TWO WAYS TO GIVE • Donors can adopt any of the cases — not just the 100 proiled at STLtoday.com/neediest. The program supplies donors with a list of a family’s needs. All gifts go directly to the family, through a social worker. • The program also accepts monetary gifts. Every dollar will go directly to a needy family, and every family will receive something.

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

TO HELP 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


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DIGEST ST. LOUIS > Washington U. joins efort to boost enrollment of low-income students • A new initiative launched this week seeks to boost low-income student enrollment at 30 elite universities nationwide, including Washington University. The American Talent Initiative was kicked-of by 30 founding schools, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities as well as a few high-ranking public schools including the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Los Angeles. The plan is to grow to 270 member universities by 2025, and for those schools to enroll at least 50,000 students who are eligible to receive need-based federal grants. Joining the efort was a no-brainer, Washington University Provost Holden Thorp said. The school has worked during the last few years to build a more socioeconomically diverse student body. The current efort includes $25 million per year spent to help that recruitment efort. (Ashley Jost) JEFFERSON CITY > Prosecutor challenges marijuana ballot initiatives • Cole County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson is asking for an injunction to prohibit Secretary of State Jason Kander from certifying ballot initiatives that would legalize marijuana. Filed in Cole County Circuit Court last week, Richardson’s petition argues that such initiatives contradict federal law that

states marijuana use is illegal. It also cites 15 pot legalization proposals for 2018 that have already been received by Kander’s oice and opened up for public comment. It asks the judge to declare those petitions unconstitutional, stating that Kander’s actions “pose an immediate threat to the constitutional and initiative petition process.” Neither Richardson nor a spokeswoman for Kander were immediately available for comment. (Celeste Bott) HAZELWOOD > District considers options for school with shrinking enrollment • The Hazelwood School District may move East Middle School, which has seen decreasing enrollment in recent years, to part of a high school to save money. The district is also considering closing the middle school entirely or transforming it into a magnet school. East Middle’s enrollment has dropped from 500 in 2013-2014 to 412 this year. “Leaving it as it is is just not sustainable,” said Superintendent Nettie Collins-Hart at Monday’s School Board meeting. An oicial recommended Monday that the district move East Middle, 1865 Dunn Road, to its own section of East High School, 11300 Dunn Road, possibly with a separate entrance. There are 1,280 students at East High, compared with 1,999 at Central High School and 2,225 at West High School. The board will vote Feb. 7 on the options. (Kristen Taketa)

Too many African-American candidates for St. Louis mayor? MAYOR • FROM A1

people primarily vote for black candidates. Against that backdrop, it’s worrisome to many that four well-known black candidates have entered the race, with a fifth expected to join before the Jan. 6 filing deadline. Meanwhile, Alderman Lyda Krewson, Ward 28, is the only prominent white candidate currently on the ballot. Police Chief Sam Dotson had declared his intention to run, and St. Louis Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly considered joining the race. But both decided against a mayoral bid, leaving St. Louis School Board member Bill Haas, a frequent candidate for oice, as the only other white candidate on the ballot. Of the 45 people to serve as the city’s mayor, only two have been black: Freeman Bosley Jr., elected in 1993; and Clarence Harmon, elected in 1997. Francis Slay, who is white, beat both Bosley and Harmon in 2001 and has been mayor ever since. He is not running again. The general election is April 4, but whoever wins the Democratic primary election March 7 is widely expected to win in the overwhelmingly Democratic city. The fear among many black politicos is that having four or five black candidates in the current election cycle will dilute the city’s black vote, giving Krewson an easy path to the mayor’s oice. But others argue that the nature of elections has changed enough in the last several years that looking purely through a racial lens is folly, and not indicative of how the electorate currently functions. Nevertheless, there’s been some frustration in certain circles that St. Louis lacks a prominent black leader or group with enough clout to push one candidate to the forefront. Some think St. Louis American publisher Donald Suggs is trying to be that guy. This fall, Suggs donated $25,000 to the mayoral campaign of city Treasurer Tishaura Jones. More recently, Suggs initiated a meeting with Jones and the other well-known black candidates — state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, and Aldermen Antonio French and Jefrey Boyd. All except Nasheed have filed to run for mayor. Though none of the participants of that meeting would give specifics on what was discussed, Suggs insisted no one was pressured to get out of the race. “I don’t have that kind of standing or influence to do that,” he said. Still, the sentiment exists.

RACIAL DIVIDE? Last week, Nasheed posted the following message on Facebook: “What is wrong with our black leadership? Why do we have 5 black candidates in the race for mayor and only 1 credible white candidate? Truth be told, we need to get behind one black candidate if we want to see real progress in this city. Too many egos and no heroes,” she said. Nasheed’s concerns align with the political reality as explained by David Robertson, chairman of the political science department at the University of MissouriSt. Louis. “Race is the main political dividing line in the city,” Robertson said. Just looking at raw numbers, that divide should favor black candidates. Forty-nine percent of the city’s voting-age population is black, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, while 44 percent is white. But in St. Louis, residents in predominantly white areas tend to be more likely to vote than those in more diverse neighborhoods, Robertson said. “White voters on the South Side are likely to vote for the white candidate,” he said. “And they participate in primaries in greater numbers than in other parts of the city. It’s likely the percentage of white voters in this election is going to be higher than the percentage of black voters.” In other words, what Krewson may lack in citywide name recognition can be overcome if the patterns of the past hold true. Others say there is more nuance involved.

They point to Kimberly Gardner, a black candidate who ran citywide against another black candidate and two white candidates in this year’s circuit attorney’s race. Gardner took 47 percent of the Democratic primary vote, nearly twice the total for runner-up Mary Pat Carl, a white candidate who got 24 percent of the vote. More impressively, Gardner won all 13 of the city’s majority black wards, and six predominantly white wards. She did not face a Republican challenger in the general election. Some of Gardner’s success has been attributed to the “Bernie Factor,” the socalled political insurgency being waged by young and motivated progressives. It’s believed those motivated voters could change the dynamics of the mayoral election, a contest that is typically a low turnout affair, skewed toward white and voters with above-average income. “The mathematical calculations to win elections are much more complicated than simple racial arithmetic,” said Darryl Piggee, a lawyer and longtime political operative who used to work for Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis. Others play down Gardner’s success. They argue that the candidates in her race were evenly split in terms of race. They also point out that she got a late influx of money and a big boost from voters turning out to vote for Clay. There is also an argument that the circuit attorney’s oice isn’t nearly as highprofile as the mayor’s, therefore limiting the value of comparison. Gardner said she won by building a coalition of voters throughout the city motivated by her message, not her race. “It’s about what voters want in terms of how you can move the city forward,” she said. “I represented what voters thought was the best way forward.”

‘ONE CANDIDATE WILL RISE’ Eric Vickers, a longtime civil rights lawyer and member of the black political establishment, said it would be preferable if there were a single mayoral candidate for black voters to rally around. But that’s not the current reality. The deciding factor, Vickers said, is not how many black candidates are in the race, but how many of them are viable. Since launching his campaign in August, Reed has played up his ability to win. As aldermanic president since 2007, Reed says he’s shown he can win citywide. He also boasts name recognition, having run against Slay in 2013. Jones, a former state representative, also has won citywide, and many believe she has captured the attention of the city’s young progressives. French, meanwhile, boasts local name recognition and a national following because of his visibility in Ferguson, while Boyd has some degree of name recognition as an alderman and has run for citywide oices. Should Nasheed enter the race, it would inject another big name into the field. She has shown an ability to raise money and win elections for nearly a decade. Frequent candidate and former Alderman Jimmie Matthews, who is AfricanAmerican, also has filed to run. Vickers, who is closely aligned with Nasheed, said he expected the rigors of campaigning to provide more clarity. “One candidate will rise to the top,” he said. But there is still apprehension among blacks that is not necessarily tied to race. The notion that a white candidate won’t be responsive to black concerns could just as easily be true of a black candidate. That’s the real danger, said Michael McMillan, president of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. “When you look to the future in this post-Ferguson world, we are fully aware of the need to have a mayor who understands all parts of the city,” he said. “We can’t aford to have a mayor who only pays lip service” to the issues and concerns of black residents. Koran Addo • 314-340-8305 @KoranAddo on Twitter kaddo@post-dispatch.com

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Drug Companies Fear Release of the New AloeCure Big Pharma stands to lose billions as doctors’ recommend drug-free “health cocktail” that adjusts and corrects your body’s health conditions. by David Waxman Seattle Washington: Drug company execs are nervous. That’s because the greatest health advance in decades has hit the streets. And analysts expect it to put a huge crimp in “Big Pharma” proits. So what’s all the fuss about? It’s about a new ingredient that’s changing the lives of people who use it. Some call it “the greatest discovery since penicillin”! And others call it “a miracle!” The name of the product is the AloeCure. It’s not a drug. It’s something completely different. And the product is available to anyone who wants it, at a reasonable price. But demands may force future prices to rise.

TOP DOC WARNS: DIGESTION DRUGS CAN CRIPPLE YOU! Company spokesperson, Dr. Liza Leal; a leading integrative health specialist out of Texas recommends Aloecure before she decides to prescribe any digestion drug. Especially after the FDA’s stern warning about long-term use of drugs classified as proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec®, Nexium®, and Prevacid®. In a nutshell, the FDA statement warned people should avoid taking these digestion drugs for longer than three 14-day treatment periods because there is an increased risk of bone fractures. Many people take them daily and for decades. Dr. Leal should know. Many patients come to her with bone and joint complaints and she does everything she can to help them. One way for digestion sufferers to help avoid possible risk of tragic joint and bone problems caused by overuse of digestion drugs is to take the AloeCure.

Analysts expect the AloeCure to put a huge crimp in “Big Pharma” profits. The secret to AloeCure’s “health adjusting” formula is scientiically tested Acemannan, a polysaccharide extracted from Aloe Vera. But not the same aloe vera that mom used to apply to your cuts, scrapes and burns. This is a perfect strain of aloe that is organically grown in special Asian soil; under very strict conditions. AloeCure is so powerful it begins to benefit your health the instant you take it. It soothes intestinal discomfort and you can avoid the possibility of bone and health damage caused by overuse of digestion drugs. We all know how well aloe works externally on cuts, scrapes and burns. But did you know Acemannan has many of other health benefits?...

HELPS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO CALM INFLAMMATION According to a leading aloe research, when correctly processed

for digesting, the Aloe plant has a powerful component for regulating your immune system called Acemannan. So whether it’s damage that is physical, bacterial, chemical or autoimmune; the natural plant helps the body stay healthy.

RAPID ACID AND HEARTBURN NEUTRALIZER Aloe has proved to have an astonishing effect on users who suffer with digestion problems like bouts of acid reflux, heartburn, cramping, gas and constipation because it acts as a natural acid buffer and soothes the digestive system. But new studies prove it does a whole lot more.

SIDE-STEP HEART CONCERNS So you’ve been taking proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) for years and you feel just fine. In June of 2015 a major study shows that chronic PPI use increases the risk of heart attack in general population.

UNLEASH YOUR MEMORY Think about it. If you kept dumping fat and grease down your drain; how long do you think it would take to clog it up? The answer is, not very long at all. And that’s exactly what happens to your brain every time you eat processed, fried or fatty foods. Studies show that your brain needs the healthy bacteria from your gut in order function at its best. Both low and high dosages of digestion drugs are proven to destroy that healthy bacteria and get in the way of brain function. So you’re left with a sluggish, slow-toreact brain without a lot of room to store information. The acemannan used in AloeCure actually makes your gut healthier, so healthy bacteria flows freely to your brain so you think better, faster and with a larger capacity for memory.

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Perry’s past may muddle conirmation He has been nominated to head Energy Department, which slipped his mind at debate BEYOND ‘OOPS’

BY WILL WEISSERT Associated Press

AUSTIN, TEXAS • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent years perfecting his cowboy swagger. He’s probably best known, though, for the 40 seconds he spent on a 2011 presidential debate stage trying desperately to remember the third of three federal agencies he’d promised to shutter if elected, before sheepishly muttering “Oops.” The answer was the Energy Department, which President-elect Donald Trump has now tapped Perry to run. But Perry has less-publicized past episodes that could raise political or personal questions when Perry appears before the Senate for confirmation. Here are a few of them:

ENERGY FIRM TIES Perry led Texas for more than 14 years, but mere

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry enters Trump Tower in New York on Monday with Trump aide Madeleine Westerhout.

weeks after he left oice he began serving on the cooperate boards of two energy firms linked to Texas billionaire and GOP megadonor Kelcy Warren. One company, Energy Transfer Partners, is attempting to build the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion project carrying oil from North Dakota to Illi-

Trump invites Senate clash with nomination

nois that has sparked vehement protests. Like Trump, Perry has in the past been a climate change skeptic and cheerleader for coal. In 2005, he issued an executive order fast-tracking construction of coal-fueled power plants around Texas — but those stalled amid legal challenges.

Though his debate brain freeze was the hardest thing for Perry to live down, there’s more. In 2011, The Washington Post reported about a rock outside a hunting camp Perry’s family once leased that was painted with a racial epithet. Perry’s campaign said the governor’s father painted over the rock soon after he began leasing the site in the early 1980s. Perry also has drawn criticism for not denouncing Texas’ secession movement forcefully enough. At a 2009 rally, Perry said of his state seceding, “We’ve got a great union,” but added, “if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what might come out of that.”

‘CRONY CAPITALISM?’ Perry oversaw two state funds meant to encourage job-creating invest-

ment in Texas or to lure top employers to the state. But critics accused him of “crony capitalism” after outside auditors condemned both for rewarding firms Perry had business or political ties to — some of which got funding with little transparency or scant evidence they’d actually create jobs. In 2007, a Perry executive order mandated HPV vaccines for sixth-grade girls statewide, sparking such outcry that the governor was overruled by Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature. Perry said his move was to prevent the spread of a sexually transmitted disease that causes cervical cancer — but the vaccine maker, Merck, was a past Perry donor and employed one of his former aides as a lobbyist. A remote West Texas waste dump site began in 2013 accepting low-level radioactive waste from

Texas and other states. The 1,380-acre facility belongs to Waste Control Specialists, then owned by the late Harold Simmons, a top donor to Perry and Republicans nationwide. The Energy Department sets policy for nuclear materials’ storage and handling, meaning Perry may make major decisions in an area he’s already very familiar with.

INDICTMENT Two years ago, Perry was indicted by a grand jury in Austin on coercion and abuse of power charges stemming from his publicly threatening — then executing — a veto of funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The move came after the investigative unit’s Democratic director rebuffed Perry’s calls to resign following her drunken driving conviction. The charges were found unconstitutional.

Syria denies reports of mass killings

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However, none of the three has said thus far that he would oppose Tillerson. And only Rubio sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will hold a confirmation hearing in early January to consider the nomination. “While Rex Tillerson is a respected businessman, I have serious concerns about his nomination. The next secretary of state must be someone who views the world with moral clarity, is free of potential conflicts of interest, has a clear sense of America’s interests, and will be a forceful advocate for America’s foreign policy goals,” Rubio said. “I will do my part to ensure he receives a full and fair but also thorough hearing.” The committee currently has 10 Republican and 9 Democratic members, meaning Tillerson needs support from every Republican to get a successful committee vote, presuming Democrats all oppose him. Yet even if the panel rejects him, there is precedent for the full Senate to take up his nomination. The Senate will be divided 52-48 next year in favor of the Republicans, meaning Tillerson could lose only two Republicans if all Democrats voted “No.” That scenario would produce a 50-50 split and require a tiebreaking vote from Mike Pence, who by then will be the new vice president. It’s also possible, though, that Tillerson could garner support from one or more of the moderate Democrats. The last time the Senate rejected a presidential Cabinet pick was in 1989 when it voted down John Tower as George H.W. Bush’s defense secretary after he had already been rejected by the Armed Services committee. More frequently, nominees have withdrawn from consideration when opposition built, as happened in 2009 with Tom Daschle, President Barack Obama’s first pick for Health and Human Services secretary. It was unclear Tuesday whether the fight over Tillerson would turn into a major brawl in the Senate or just a minor skirmish. One question is how hard Democrats, who have made clear they want to focus on economic issues, will fight. Several issued statements Tuesday angrily denouncing the nomination, but the Democrats’ incoming leader, Chuck Schumer of New York, was more measured, pointing to Tillerson’s Russia ties and calling for

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a thorough and lengthy confirmation hearing “given these serious concerns.” T illerson immediately picked up support from the top two Senate Republicans, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. McConnell praised Tillerson’s “decades of experience” and concluded: “I look forward to supporting his nomination.” The chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker of Tennessee, who was himself passed over for the job at State, also issued a favorable statement, though without saying how he planned to vote. Several other GOP committee members issued statements praising Tillerson or sounding open to his nomination. Still others were taking a wait-and-see approach, including Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, who said: “Congress has the constitutional responsibility of advice and consent and we will rigorously exercise it.” For congressional Republicans and Trump, a major question hanging over their emerging relationship is what steps Trump may take to keep party members in line, and how Republicans will respond in turn. Few GOP lawmakers, especially those up for re-election, want to be on the receiving end of a critical tweet from Trump. The Tillerson confirmation may offer clues to how that dynamic will play out throughout Trump’s administration, including when Trump takes policy stances contrary to GOP dogma, such as pushing for stif tarifs on imports or a massive infrastructure bill. Backing from former Secretaries of State James Baker and Condoleezza Rice, and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates carry “considerable weight,” said Sen. Jef Flake, R-Ariz. “I look forward to the hearings.”

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Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen inside the destroyed Grand Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, on Tuesday. Government forces and rebel ighters have fought to control the 12th century mosque in the last four years.

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the session at the U.N. Security Council to announce that fighting had ended. “According to the latest information that we received … military actions in eastern Aleppo are over,” Churkin said. “The Syrian government has re-established control over eastern Aleppo.” Minutes earlier, he had announced that “all militants” and members of their families, as well as those wounded in the fighting, were being evacuated through “agreed corridors in directions that they have chosen voluntarily,” including the rebel stronghold of Idlib province. As word spread of the deal, celebrations broke out in the governmentcontrolled western sector of Aleppo, with convoys of motorists honking their horns and waving Syrian flags from their cars’ windows. Retaking Aleppo, which has been split between rebel and government control since 2012, would be Assad’s biggest victory yet in the civil war. Aleppo, the country’s former commercial powerhouse, has long been regarded as a major gateway between Turkey and Syria and the biggest prize in the conflict. The agreement Tuesday came after world leaders and aid agencies issued dramatic appeals on behalf of trapped residents, and the U.N. human rights office said that pro-government forces reportedly killed 82 civilians as they closed in on the last remaining rebel areas. That and other reports of mass killings, which could not be independently confirmed, reinforced fears of atrocities in the final hours of the battle for the city. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the

emergency meeting he had received “credible reports” of civilians killed by intense bombing and summary executions by progovernment forces. “To the Assad regime, Russia and Iran — three member states behind the conquest of and carnage in Aleppo — you bear responsibility for these atrocities,” said U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power.

MASS KILLINGS Several residents and opposition activists in Syria told the AP that government forces carried out summary killings of rebels in neighborhoods captured on Monday, but the Syrian military denied the claim, saying such allegations were “a desperate attempt” to gain international sympathy. None of the residents witnessed the alleged killings, and the reports came amid deepening chaos in the remaining rebel-held areas. Mohammed Abu Rajab, the administrator of the last remaining clinic in rebel-held parts of the city, said the dead and wounded were being left in the streets. Bashar al-Ja’afari, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations, denied any mass executions or revenge attacks, but added it was Syria’s “constitutional right” to go after “terrorists,” a reference to all opposition fighters. The U.N. children’s agency said in a statement that it had received a report of more than 100 unaccompanied children trapped in a building under fire in eastern Aleppo. UNICEF is concerned over reports of “extrajudicial killings of civilians, including children,” said the agency’s regional director, Geert Cappalaere. The U.N. human rights office said it had received reports of pro-government

forces killing at least 82 civilians in four neighborhoods of the rapidlyshrinking rebel enclave, including 11 women and 13 children. S p o ke s m a n R u p e r t Colville, speaking to reporters in Geneva, said the reports described progovernment forces entering homes and killing civilians “on the spot.” A news release by the U.N. human rights oice in Geneva said that multiple sources reported dozens of civilians were shot dead Monday by government forces and allied militiamen in the Kallaseh and Bustan al-Qasr neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said hundreds of bodies were still under the rubble. There were conflicting reports about the timing and route of the rebel withdrawal. Still, “Aleppo will be declared a secure and liberated city within the coming hours,” it said on its

Telegram channel. Osama Abu Zayd, a Turkey-based legal adviser for an umbrella group of rebel factions known as the Free Syrian Army, said the cease-fire went into effect Tuesday evening and that the first groups of rebel fighters were to begin evacuating later that day. Yasser al-Youssef, a rebel spokesman, confirmed the deal, and another spokesman, Ahmed Karali, said those leaving the city would head to rural areas in western Aleppo province then head north. A government win in Aleppo would significantly strengthen Assad’s hand but does not end the conflict. Significant parts of Syria are still outside government control and huge swaths of the country are a devastated wasteland. More than a quarter of a million people have been killed since the conflict began in 2011 with peaceful protests against the Assad family’s four-decade rule


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U.S. Steel to restart some Monsanto shareholders Granite City operations OK merger with Bayer About 220 laid-of workers will be recalled By JaCOB BaRKER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

United States Steel plans to reopen a portion of its Granite City factory that has been idled for nearly a year, calling back about 220 laidof employees. Those employees will return to work at the Metro East facility’s hot strip mill, which finishes steel made elsewhere. The blast furnace and other steelmaking facilities will remain idled, U.S. Steel said in a news release. The Pittsburgh company laid of about 1,500 workers a year ago. Some 500 employees are still working at the Granite City Works on

lines that finish steel made in other blast furnaces. The hot strip mill in Granite City has been idled since January. U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi said last week that the company planned to hire back as many as 10,000 workers, many of whom were laid off as the company tried to cut costs amid a steep drop in global steel demand. After months of not hearing from the corporation about the steel mill’s future, Tuesday’s announcement was welcome news, said Granite City Mayor Ed Hagnauer. “There’s 200 families right now who are going to

have a lot better Christmas than they thought,” he said. Hagnauer noted there are still more than 1,000 former workers who are out of work, and he said an event organized by retired steelworkers this Thursday will offer baskets of food and gift cards to those who are still waiting for the whole plant to start back up. “It’s hard to get these guys to come down here and do this,” he said. “They’ve got their pride.” Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 @jacobbarker on Twitter jbarker@post-dispatch.com

Caleres buys Allen Edmonds, a men’s dress shoe company, for $255 million By saManTHa LIss St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Caleres has acquired Allen Edmonds, a men’s dress shoe company, for $255 million, the company said Tuesday. The deal allows the Clayton-based shoe retailer to “rapidly increase” its exposure in men’s footwear. “We think we’ve acquired one of the great gems in men’s footwear,” Diane Sullivan, CEO, president and chairman of Caleres, said in a statement. Caleres acquired Allen Edmonds from Los Angeles-based private-equity firm Brentwood Associates. The deal is subject to certain

adjustments. Allen Edmonds will join the company’s current roster of men’s shoes that includes Vince, George Brown Bilt and Dr. Scholl’s. “We’ll be sharing our men’s footwear knowledge and expertise, while simultaneously benefiting from the brand development, materials sourcing, product development and design capabilities inherent in a much larger footwear organization,” Paul Grangaard, president and CEO of Allen Edmonds, said in a statement. Caleres, formerly known as Brown Shoe Co., will use current cash and its revolving credit agreement to fund the acquisition.

Allen Edmonds was founded in 1922 in Belgium, Wis., about 30 miles north of Milwaukee. The company found early success by manufacturing shoes without nails or a metal bar under the instep, according to the company’s website. The brand also carries presidential prestige. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush each took the oath of oice in a pair of Allen Edmonds shoes, Bloomberg previously reported. The tradition was broken by Barack Obama in 2009. Samantha Liss • 314-340-8017 @samanthann on Twitter sliss@post-dispatch.com

Deal is expected to close by the end of 2017 By BRyCE GRay St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Monsanto shareholders voted to approve the agribusiness company’s acquisition by Bayer AG at a special meeting Tuesday morning. Creve Coeur-based Monsanto reported that approximately 99 percent of votes cast supported the sale to the German pharmaceutical company, which was originally announced in September. The vote assures shareholders of receiving $128 per share upon completion of the merger. Including debt, the acquisition is valued at about $66 billion. “This is a really significant milestone” said Monsanto’s chairman and chief executive officer, Hugh Grant, following the meeting. “When you get 99 percent airmation, that’s very encouraging.” Executives from both companies have touted the merger as a way to provide farmers with an improved innovation pipeline needed to address agricultural issues ranging from climate change to food scarcity. “The test will be: Did we produce better products faster?” Grant said. “Did we help them lift yields?” While acknowledging that “price is always important,” Grant said he believes the complementary nature of the two companies ultimately helped garner support among shareholders. “It’s about bringing bright people together,” Grant said. “Combining the two companies unlocks a whole new level of resourcing.” While many wonder what those combined resources will mean for the new company’s presence in St. Louis, Grant said ongoing talks with Bayer reassured him that the region would retain its stature as a biotech hub going forward. “The more we interact and the more we talk, the better we feel about that,” Grant said. “St. Louis will become the global headquarters for all the work on seeds and biotechnology.” The deal is projected to close by the end of 2017 and needs to be approved by antitrust regulators. Grant said Bayer has made regulatory filings in

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the U.S. and intends to do so in Europe in early 2017. Brazil, India and China represent other key markets where the deal must be upheld, Grant said. He expressed confidence that the proposed merger would hold up in all jurisdictions, given the diferences between the two companies. “The overlap between the two is really quite small,” Grant said. Others, however, have argued that a merger would consolidate too much market share within one company. “The existence of such a powerful player would substantially harm both farmers and the environment by decreasing competition and innovation, resulting in increased costs, and allowing for greater corporate control over farmers’ planting choice,” the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental organization, said in a statement. The organization filed a letter with the U.S. Department of Justice opposing the measure. With Bayer as a leading pesticide manufacturer, NRDC also voiced concern that the move reinforces “chemical-intensive growing practices” harmful to the environment, and especially pollinators, such as bees. Monsanto shares fell 7 cents to close at $104.52. In a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Monsanto indicated that “the merger does not require approval by Bayer’s shareholders.” Bryce Gray • 314-340-8307 @_BryceGray on Twitter bgray@post-dispatch.com

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Contegix buys KC-based IT irm Admo • IT irm Contegix is expanding to Kansas City by acquiring cloud and managed services provider Admo. Financial terms were not disclosed. Last month, St. Louis-based cloud hosting irm Contegix announced plans to merge with DSS Inc., a hosting and IT services irm based in Reading, Pa. The acquisition of Admo adds more than 60 customers to the 700 customers Contegix serves, the company said. “Admo has built a great relationship with the type of clients that we think are the perfect it for the Contegix ofering in a market that is a great complement to our existing footprint,” Contegiz CEO David Turner said in a statement. Contegix has oices in downtown St. Louis; Reading, Pa.; and Bethlehem, Pa. Its CEO is based in Denver. Wells Fargo faces restrictions after failing test • Wells Fargo would damage inancial markets if it were pushed to bankruptcy, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. regulators said on Tuesday as they imposed restrictions on the bank’s business. The nation’s largest banks must ofer regulators ‘living wills’ that outline how they would be unwound in an orderly way. Wells Fargo was one of ive banks to fail an initial assessment in April. On Tuesday, regulators determined that Wells Fargo’s living will still fell short and that the San Francisco-based bank would be sanctioned; speciically, the bank may not establish international bank entities or acquire nonbank subsidiaries, the FDIC said. Wells Fargo may submit an amended living will by March 31 and regulators may lift restrictions then. “We believe we will be able to address the concerns raised today in the March 2017 revised submission,” the bank said in a statement. UniCredit to shed jobs, bad loans • Italy’s largest bank, UniCredit, said Tuesday that it

would unload 17.7 billion euros ($18.8 billion) in soured loans, raise billions in new money and shed thousands of jobs as it seeks to relaunch the company under new management. The move to reduce the bank’s risk proile emerged in a new strategic plan that includes increasing by 6,500 — to 14,000 — the number of jobs it will cut by 2019. It comes amid broad concerns about Italy’s banking system, with speculation that one, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, might need a state bailout before the end of the year. Italy’s banks are weighed down by some 360 billion euros in bad loans that won’t be repaid because of the weak economy. Another beer buy for Asahi • Japanese brewer the Asahi Group said Tuesday that it planned to buy ive beer brands in Eastern Europe, including Pilsner Urquell, for 7.3 billion euros ($7.8 billion). Asahi said Tuesday that the beer brands in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania were owned by SABMiller before it was acquired recently by Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. Japanese companies including Tokyo-based Asahi have been aggressively expanding overseas as their home market shrinks. Lidl begins hiring in the U.S. • German discounter Lidl, which has expanded rapidly in Europe to become one of the continent’s biggest retailers, has started a recruitment drive in the United States anticipating a launching in 2017 or 2018. Lidl held a hiring event for store managers in North Carolina on Monday and is inviting potential store supervisors to another event in Fairfax, Va., on Wednesday. Lidl, which runs more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries in Europe, is expected to open its irst 120 to 150 stores on the East Coast as early as the end of 2017. From news services

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Dow is approaching 20,000 Rally broadens; tech stocks rebound from losses REUTERS

NEW YORK • U.S. stocks racked up new record highs on Tuesday and the Dow Jones industrial average ended fewer than 100 points away from the 20,000 mark as a post-election rally showed no signs of fatigue. All three major indexes established record highs. The Dow has climbed about 9 percent since the Nov. 8 election, with gains fueled by expectations that Presidentelect Donald Trump will reduce taxes and regulation and stimulate the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.58 percent to end at 19,911.21 points and the S&P 500 gained 0.65 percent to 2,271.72. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.95 percent to 5,463.83. Nine of the 11 major S&P sectors rose, with the technology index’s climbing 1.23 percent.

The index had lost 0.5 percent on Monday after posting its largest weekly advance in a year last week. “What we’re seeing is the rally broaden out a little bit from beyond the Russell 2000 and the financial sector,” said Michael O’Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Conn. “If you’re bullish, tech does look attractive here.” Apple added 1.67 percent and provided the biggest support to the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, while IBM rose 1.69 percent, helping lift the Dow. Other tech giants Microsoft and Amazon were up 1.30 percent and 1.87 percent, respectively. Some investors see the 20,000-level on the Dow as a psychologically important signal of broad positive sentiment. The stock market’s sharp run has also been supported by posi-

tive economic data, including a strong labor market and S&P 500 companies’ results, which in the third quarter snapped a year-long earnings recession. “Investors are encouraged by expectations that Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress will enact pro-growth policies,” said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. Investors are watching the Federal Reserve, which is widely expected to lift interest rates on Wednesday for only the second time since the financial crisis. An increase of 25 basis points is priced in, but investors will be examining the Fed’s statement and economic forecasts for signs of the central bank’s thinking about how Trump’s election has affected the outlook for growth and inflation.

Tax break approved for One Hundred Apartment building slated to open in ’19 BY TIM BRYANT st. Louis Post-dispatch

The project to build a 36-story apartment tower on Kingshighway moved ahead Tuesday when a St. Louis board agreed to back the proposal with a tax incentive. With little discussion, the board of the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority voted to support tax abatement requested by the project’s developer, Mac Properties. The developer plans to build a $130 million, 305-unit apartment tower overlooking Forest Park at North Kingshighway and West Pine Boulevard. Eli Ungar, founder of Mac Properties, told the LCRA board the project — named One Hundred — needed tax abatement to make the Cen-

tral West End project financially feasible. The board then voted to support 15 years of property tax abatement — 10 years of 95 percent abatement plus five years of 50 percent abatement. City development oicials agreed earlier to support the abatement deal after months of negotiations with the developer. Ungar said Central West End apartment occupancy was strong at rental rates of up to about $2.50 per square foot per month. Rates pushing Mac Properties’ desired $3 per foot should be achievable when One Hundred opens in 2019, he said. The project’s tax abatement still needs final city approval. Mac Properties hopes to begin construction within a year. In other business Tuesday, the LCRA board approved a measure meant to help Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon sell his former restaurant building down-

town. His ability to sell the building that formerly housed Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood had been diminished by a height restriction, said his attorney, David Sweeney. A restriction imposed in 1997 had limited to 35 feet the height of a building on the site near Busch Stadium. Joint agreement by the Cardinals, Cordish Cos., the LCRA and the Missouri Development Finance Board was needed to abolish the limitation. LCRA’s board voted to drop the restriction after an agency staffer said the other entities had agreed to do the same. Allowed now on the site at 620 Market Street are residential, hotel or office buildings more than 35 feet high, but a restaurant or entertainment facility in such a building must be on the first floor. Tim Bryant • 314-340-8206 tbryant@post-dispatch.com @tbry51 on Twitter


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Roof’s activities before shooting outlined Jury hears testimony on shooter from a dozen witnesses BY MEG KINNARD associated Press

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dozen witnesses on Tuesday, federal prosecutors reconstructed the activities of Dylann Roof in the months leading up to night he went to a black Charleston church and shot nine members to death during a Bible study session. Using data from a Garmin GPS found in Roof’s car when he was arrested, Joseph Hamski, the lead FBI agent on the case, testified that Roof left Columbia at 6:13 p.m. on the night of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church, arriving in downtown Charleston an hour and a half later. At 8:16 p.m., church surveillance images show him walking into the church. By 9:06 p.m., he’s seen walking out, a black gun in his hand. Roof, who is white, faces 33 federal charges, including hate crimes and obstruction of the practice of religion. Roof’s attorneys have said repeatedly in both federal and state court that their 22-year-old client is willing to plead guilty if capital punishment is taken of the table, a request prosecutors have refused. Roof faces another death penalty

trial next year in state court. Prior to that night, Hamski testified, Roof made multiple trips to Charleston, stopping at plantations in the area and posing for photographs on a beach. Images of Roof’s travels around the Charleston area were shown in court and previously appeared on his website, lastrhodesian.com, along with his racially inflammatory writings and photographs of Roof posing with a Confederate flag. An AT&T employee testified a call was made to the church from Roof’s home in February. Justin Britt, a Richland County sheriff’s deputy, also testified that Roof’s mother collapsed when authorities came to her home the day after the shootings and started asking questions about her son. After recovering, Britt said Roof’s mother led him to her son’s bedroom, where she showed him a digital camera on which Britt said he saw pictures of Roof with a Confederate flag. “She said, ‘There’s something that I think you need to see,’” Britt testified. Another officer who helped search the home testified she recovered dozens of spent ammunition rounds, saying relatives told

her Roof and others would practice shooting in a nearby wooded area. Kristen Polis also testified she photographed a white pillowcase cut into a triangle because “to me, it represents what could be a Ku Klux Klan hood.” Prosecutors also played video of Roof practicing shooting his gun at various objects in his backyard and quickly reloading the weapon. Witness testimony is expected to wrap up Wednesday, with the government calling a medical examiner to discuss details of the victims’ injuries. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Richardson opened his case with Felicia Sanders, a survivor of the June 2015 shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. He has said he plans to close with testimony of another survivor, Polly Sheppard. Defense attorney David Bruck, who has previously said he might not call any witnesses, said Tuesday he would likely call some after all. If Roof is convicted, jurors would decide if he should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. Though Roof has a defense team at the moment, he has said he wants to be his own attorney for the penalty phase.

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Dylann Roof is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C., in June. Roof has ofered to plead guilty to murder charges if the death penalty is not considered.

POLITICAL DIGEST Energy Department pushes back against Trump team The Energy Department says it won’t provide the names of stafers who worked on climate issues to Presidentelect Donald Trump’s transition team, even as it pledges to cooperate with the incoming administration. Trump’s transition team is seeking information about agency operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past ive years. An Energy Department spokesman said Tuesday that although oicials “will be forthcoming with all publicly-available information, we will not be providing any individual names to the transition team.” Spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder says some of the questions asked by Trump’s team left DOE workers “unsettled.” Trump ofers Montana’s Zinke interior secretary job • President-elect Donald Trump has ofered Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke the job of interior secretary, though it’s unclear whether the congressman has accepted, two people with knowledge of the ofer said Tuesday. Zinke, 55, is a retired Navy SEAL who was awarded two Bronze Stars for combat missions in Iraq. He was an early supporter of Trump and met with the presidentelect Monday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. He just won re-election to a second term as Montana’s only House member, and Republicans had mentioned him as a possible challenger to two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester in 2018. The sources for the report

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Rep. Ryan Zinke (right), R-Mont., arrives at Trump Tower in New York on Monday.

insisted on anonymity. Zinke, who serves on House Natural Resources and Armed Services committees, advocates greater use of public lands for energy production such as oil and natural gas. Zinke has voted against eforts to designate new national parks that would diversify the National Park System. Zinke attracted attention in the 2014 campaign for calling Hillary Clinton “the antichrist.” Michigan GOP leader tapped for national party • President-elect Donald Trump is asking Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to serve as national party chairwoman, in part as a reward for delivering Michigan for the

GOP for the irst time in 28 years. The choice of McDaniel to serve as Republican National Committee chairwoman was conirmed Tuesday night by a person familiar with Trump’s decision. The person asked for anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made. McDaniel is the niece of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. She supported Trump after he won the party’s 2016 nomination despite her famous uncle’s sharp criticism. McDaniel would become the second woman to serve as RNC chairwoman, and the irst in 40 years. Trump’s decision marks a key victory for outgoing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, who supported McDaniel for the job.

Fall of Aleppo may test Trump’s relationship with Russia • The fall of Aleppo to Syria’s government forces is shaping up as the irst major test for President-elect Donald Trump’s posture toward Russia. A staunch ally of Syria, Russia’s apparent coziness with Trump and his team has triggered concern among Democrats and Republicans alike. Trump has said little about how exactly he plans to tackle Syria’s brutal civil war. But he’s suggested closer alignment with Russia’s goals could be in order. Like Russia, Trump has said the priority must be to defeat the Islamic State group rather than Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump’s selection of ExxonMobil CEO Rex

Tillerson as secretary of state is fueling further speculation that Trump will pursue a rapprochement with Moscow. Tillerson oversees extensive business dealings with Russia and has strong ties to President Vladimir Putin. Asian envoys urge Trump to reconsider on TPP trade pact • U.S.-allied Asian ambassadors on Tuesday urged President-elect Donald Trump to reconsider his opposition to the TransPaciic Partnership trade agreement and keep the U.S. engaged in Asia.

Ambassadors from Australia, South Korean and Singapore made the appeal at a Washington think tank. The administration of President Barack Obama championed the trade pact, which was signed by 12 nations in February but has run into a wall of congressional and public opposition. Trump has vowed to withdraw from TPP on his irst day in oice, calling it a “disaster” for American jobs. Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey said, “America has to engage with Asia if it is going to be great,” because that’s where most global economic growth is happening. “The fact that the U.S. was very involved in leadership of it [TPP], then could not deliver and has chosen now not to deliver is hugely damaging to the United States’ reputation in Asia,” Hockey said. South Korean Ambassador Ahn Ho-young acknowledged that anti-trade and globalization sentiment had surged during the U.S. election but said that in the long-term, all nations beneit from trade liberalization. He said South Korea wanted to join TPP if it progressed. Trump tapped for prayer breakfast • Donald Trump is expected to be invited to the National Prayer Breakfast in February. Planners are expected to issue the invitation to Trump on Wednesday. They reported they will discuss the long tradition of the breakfast “as an inclusive, positive event focused on prayer.”

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ExxonMobil scientists that fossil-fuel he business world doesn’t consumption has contributed to global always see international issues warming. the way diplomats do. BusiTillerson’s judgment as America’s top ness leaders look for ways to diplomat cannot help but be clouded maximize profits and keep stockholders by the singular business interest he has happy. For U.S. diplomats, it’s more pursued as head of the world’s biggest like playing three-dimensional chess, petroleum company. But what’s good striving to satisfy the president and for ExxonMobil isn’t necessarily what’s Congress, tiptoeing through the minefields of other countries’ priorities, while good for the country. The most troublesome potential conultimately ensuring that America’s best flict regards Putin and Russia. Months interests are served. after concluding a halfThe question for the U.S. trillion-dollar petroleum deal Senate is whether Exxonwith Russia in 2012, Putin Mobil chief executive Rex awarded Tillerson with the Tillerson can adjust his loyalOrder of Friendship. ties. Can he adapt to a level of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., accountability as Presidenthas described Putin as a elect Donald Trump’s nomi“butcher, a murderer and a nee for secretary of state that thug.” Senate Majority Leader would be unlike any he’s ever Mitch McConnell stated experienced during his 41 Tuesday, “The Russians are years in the petroleum businot our friends.” ness? Rex Tillerson Tillerson appears to disTillerson has deep and agree. After Russia sent troops into broad international experience. He has Ukraine, seized Crimea and provided wined, dined and negotiated with the missiles that shot down a civilian jumbo world’s top leaders, including Russian jet, Tillerson spoke out against interPresident Vladimir Putin. ExxonMobil, national sanctions. He said they don’t with 2015 revenues of $269 billion, work. would rank between Pakistan and Chile Clearly, sanctions didn’t work for if it were an independent nation. ExxonMobil, which suddenly saw a The company effectively operates like major crimp in its business dealings with its own country. It has mingled with Putin’s regime. Would Tillerson have dictatorships and played a role in civil wars. On Tillerson’s watch, the company preferred to continue making Putin rich and rewarding his murderous behavior? negotiated a separate deal with Kurdish The Senate majority shares the same leaders in northern Iraq despite the fact party as the president-elect. But when it that it was sovereign territory governed comes to oversight, the Senate’s job is to by the central government in Baghdad. play an adversarial role that supersedes Tillerson has access to a daily intelpartisanship. This nomination deserves ligence brief regarding ExxonMobil’s the utmost scrutiny. Tillerson’s record global operations whose sophistication makes it far from clear that he can place could rival the best analysis the CIA the nation’s interests above his corporate could provide to the U.S. president. loyalties. He balked at embracing the findings of

Missouri’s budget morass Slow growth and faulty assumptions portend problems for state’s new governor.

yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Best alternative to abortion is ending unplanned pregnancies Regarding the letter “What is best and safest choice for unborn baby?” (Dec. 10): While Dr. David L. Eisenberg and Mark DeRousse raise a valid point about ensuring that reproductive health care is not applied in a discriminating way based on ZIP code, there is a key aspect missing from this conversation. Missouri has an Alternatives to Abortion Program that aids women who are considering getting an abortion to instead carry the pregnancy to term. In the 2016 fiscal year, it provided funding to support the needs of 1,514 women, both during their pregnancies and throughout the first year of their babies’ lives. Despite these successes, the law misses a key opportunity by excluding the provision of family planning services through this program. This is a critical mistake. Education about and access to contraception can reduce the abortion rate by over 50 percent, according to a 2007-2011 study with 9,000-plus female participants out of Washington University School of Medicine. Women who seek services from Alternatives to Abortion are there because they experienced an unplanned pregnancy. And 95 percent of unplanned pregnancies come from the 32 percent of women who either do not use contraception or use it inconsistently. If Missouri law mandated that women seeking services were ofered contraceptive counseling, they would ensure that there were fewer repeat customers to the Alternatives to Abortion Program, saving taxpayer money and preventing some unplanned pregnancies and abortion. The best and safest alternative to abortion is to prevent the unplanned pregnancy in the first place by expanding the Alternatives to Abortion Program to mandate the inclusion of family planning services. Chelsea Jaeger • St. Louis

Sentence provides no justice for couple shot by 13-year-old EMMA KESSINGER

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, shown in 2014, has approved a new round of budget cutbacks.

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ast week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced another round of budget restrictions — spending approved by the Legislature last spring for which sufficient funds have not materialized. Nor are they likely to appear anytime soon, which means Gov.-elect Eric Greitens will likely face some serious budget-cutting challenges in the coming months. Most of the $51 million Nixon froze last week came out of Medicaid services for the poor, elderly and disabled. It comes atop $162 million already on hold. In all, that’s $213 million less for state services that Missourians were counting on. The holds come out of what was anticipated to be a $9.5 billion general revenue budget, which accounts for only a third of the $27 billion total state budget. The balance comes from federal revenue and dedicated taxes for programs like transportation and conservation. Most of the general revenue budget comes from income and sales taxes. In designing a budget, lawmakers make certain assumptions about how much the state’s economy will grow. The operating assumption last spring was 5.5 percent revenue growth. In fact, it’s grown by less than half of that. Barring a miracle in the second half of the fiscal year Greitens may have to cut as much as $200 million more. Greitens is a political novice whose campaign was very short on policy specifics. But twothirds of the general revenue budget is

spent on social services and K-12 education, so it’s likely they’d absorb most of the cuts. It gets worse. Next year, a half-percent cut in the state income tax rate enacted in 2014 is slated to phase in, ultimately costing the state $621 million in revenue over five years. On top of that, state Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, proposes eliminating the state’s 6.25 percent corporate income tax over three years. He told The Associated Press it’s a “job creation” bill. In fact, a Brookings Institution analysis shows a state’s tax climate is an insignificant factor in its economic growth. Ease of transportation and the availability of a trained workforce are bigger factors. Cutting state revenues is not likely to enhance either of those. Indeed, one reason why Missouri general revenue collections are growing so slowly is that many corporations already have been let off the hook. Sales and individual income tax collections are up 4.2 percent for the year, but thanks in part to various tax breaks enacted by the Legislature, corporate income tax collections are down 27 percent, or $45 million. That would have been enough to offset the cuts to Medicaid. Greitens was elected on his vow to clean up Jefferson City. He might want to start with the state’s tax structure. If Missouri is ever to get out of the economic ditch, it should invest in its people, not corporate welfare.

Regarding Joe Souvannarath’s letter “Girl guilty in shooting needs compassion, guidance” (Dec. 12): It seems to me that being sentenced to three years of counseling for armed robbery and attempted murder is outrageous, even for a 13-year-old. How heinous of a crime does a 13-year-old need to commit to be tried as an adult? The life of that elderly couple and their daughter has been severely impacted for a long time, and they are going through a lot worse than counseling. At least part of this wonderful deal the NAACP worked out should have included this 13-year-old fessing up where she got the gun. Plenty of excuses for the 13-year-old; no responsibility by anybody other than “the system.” The judicial system did her a big favor but offered no justice for the actual victims. John Vallely • Florissant

President-elect’s connections to Russia must be investigated Republican House and Senate leaders are mistaken in believing the American people will simply look away in the face of mounting evidence that Russia intervened in our election specifically to elect Donald Trump. Republicans who dispute the findings of career intelligence officers or silence their reports for party and personal benefit will be held to account. The signs that Trump and his team are Russian collaborators have been visible for months: Trump’s own praise of Putin, his children’s many trips to explore business opportunities in Russia,

his former campaign manager’s work on behalf of a Russia-backed group in Ukraine, Michael Flynn’s propaganda photo-op with Putin, and much more. The American people are not stupid. We will not allow our country to be turned into a Trump kleptocracy in alliance with Russia. And we will not stand for leaders who tacitly nod their approval. All senators and representatives on the Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees must demand a full, unfettered and unfiltered investigation of Russia’s involvement in our election. As Americans we must stand together to demand the truth and to bravely face the consequences when they emerge. Defense of our democracy demands no less. Diane Pansky • Afton

Electoral College can regain its relevance by fulilling its duty Regarding “Russia was trying to help Trump, CIA says” (Dec. 10): At one time the Electoral College had a purpose, but it has evolved into little more than a rubber stamp. Its main purpose was to keep those who have won the election by cheating, those who are ineligible, have been sponsored by a foreign power or have been proven to be unstable from actually becoming president. The CIA has concluded that Russia actively worked to bring about a Trump presidency. I’d say it’s time for the Electoral College to regain relevance. Secondly, can you imagine the howling and gnashing of teeth that would be going on in the Trump camp if he had both won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes and it was proven that an enemy foreign power helped get his opponent elected? Rather than attacking the intelligence agencies who have confirmed the interference, Trump would be positively apoplectic over the injustice of it all. Madonna Laws-Lowell • Crestwood

Voters unhappy with inluence of money in government Thanks to the editorial board for “No more excuses” (Dec. 12). I was drawn to seek out more information on the issue of ethics reform after voting for campaign donation limits last month and having recently heard the news that the Association of Missouri Electrical Cooperatives and Legends Bank have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Amendment 2, claiming it violates the right to free speech. Seeking further details on the issue led me to an article published by the Post-Dispatch, which represented the best reporting I could locate other than an Associated Press byline reprinted in my local paper. Reading through comments posted online by your readership, I believe many Missourians are disappointed with the influence of money in our government. I also believe I don’t stand alone in my dismay as to how such a seemingly simple issue as removing undue influence of money in politics can be met with such resistance. I am a member of a rural cooperative and I certainly do not want my electric cooperative associated with a lawsuit intended to overturn the will of the Missouri voters. The editorial shed further light on the pervasiveness of the issue well beyond Amendment 2. My next stop is to seek details from the Missouri Ethics Commission as to whether my state representative and senator have received inappropriate gifts or large donations from corporations seeking undue influence on their vote. Please continue your timely reporting on the issue. Jefrey Owens • Columbia, Mo. Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/ letters

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WHEN WILL WE AWAKE? • The spirit of the volunteer is above that of his fellow citizens because he undertakes the task of defending the country regard-

less of the inequality of service of the citizens who refuse to enter the army. What chance has a government to defend the country when it cannot enforce the obligation of military service on its citizens? Access the full item at stltoday.com/news/opinion

For the holidays, ‘a demonstration of unity’ Yearly Day of Community Service is means to reject what divides us, show that you care BY SOPHIE MALIK AND JERRY HOCHSZTEIN

According to a report issued by the FBI last month, this past year saw a 6 percent spike in hate crimes in the United States. In just the past few weeks, civil rights groups and news organizations have reported dozens of verbal or physical assaults on minorities and others that appear to have been fueled by divisions over the 2016 election. Overall, 59 percent of the hate crimes that the FBI recorded were based on the victims’ race, ethnicity or ancestry. Religious bias accounted for about 20

percent of all attacks. What can we as individuals and communities of faith do to respond to this alarming news? One way to respond is to participate in the Sixth Annual Jewish and Muslim Day of Community Service. This event focuses on what unites people of different faiths and backgrounds. At 25 sites, volunteers will be spending a few hours of their day delivering meals to the homebound, playing games and doing art projects with teens at the St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center, making cards for hospitalized children and much more. Our volunteers will be working

side by side and getting to know each other while making soup packets for area food pantries, crafting no-sew blankets for St. Louis Crisis Nursery and creating Fresh Start bags for those moving from a shelter to a new home. This event leaves a lasting, meaningful impression on the people who come out to participate and the clients served by the agencies with whom we work. One meaningful new event this year is our welcome party for Syrian refugee children served by the International Institute. In a year of negative rhetoric about immigrants, our planning committee thought it particularly timely and necessary to have a project focusing on the newest St. Louisans settling here after fleeing a war-torn country.

According to Anna Crosslin, the executive director of the International Institute, “The first few months in a new country are difficult for refugees, especially refugee children. Visitors coming to welcome them with games, books and other fun activities will be so appreciated.” Volunteers who have attended in past years praise the Day of Community Service. As one past participant noted, “This is such a wonderful event. It was such a demonstration of unity, which is just what we were looking for this year.” The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis and the Jewish Community Relations Council, co-sponsors of the Day of Community Service, invite your participation this year. Join us at the

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welcome breakfast at the Daar Ul Islam Mosque at 517 Weidman Road in St. Louis and get to know your neighbors of the Muslim, Jewish and other faiths. Spend a few hours practicing sadaqah, tzedakah and charity. If you would like to volunteer or donate to support this event, go to www.jewishmuslimdayofservicestl.org to learn more. We welcome all in the St. Louis region to give back and to show fellowship and good will toward others of different faiths. What unites us is bigger than what divides us. Sophie Malik and Jerry Hochsztein are Co-chairs of the 2016 Jewish and Muslim Day of Community Service taking place Dec. 25. For more information about this event, go to www.jewishmuslimdayofservicestl.org or contact Gail Wechsler at gwechsler@jcrcstl.org or 314-442-3894.

Bridgeton’s pension woes should worry all of us Taxpayers often are left to pick up tab of shortfall BY MICHAEL HIGHSMITH

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) presents ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson with a Russian medal at a 2012 award ceremony of energy companies in St. Petersburg, Russia. Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state.

Donald Trump’s strange defense of Russia is simply one more disturbing piece of this presidential transition EUGENE ROBINSON Washington Post

Good lord. We are about to inaugurate as president a man whose election, according to the CIA, was aided by a Russian intelligence operation. Try as we might, we cannot pretend this didn’t happen. We can’t ignore outrageous interference by an adversarial foreign power because President-elect Donald Trump’s actions question his own legitimacy, or at least his fitness to hold the nation’s highest office, virtually every day. He jets around the country holding adulatory victory rallies in the manner of an authoritarian strongman, preening like some latter-day Juan Peron. Does this worry you? It worries me. He can’t be bothered to sit through regular intelligence briefings that have been a vital part of every modern president’s job. “I’m, like, a smart person,” he explained Sunday. Are you reassured? I’m not. He is nominating as secretary of state a man — ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson — whose most relevant qualification seems to be his long and cozy friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Does that sound like a good idea to you? It doesn’t to me. The president-elect appears to be assembling not a government but an anti-government. He said Sunday that “nobody really knows” whether climate change is real, though 97 percent of climate scientists say it definitely is, and he intends to appoint a fervid skeptic as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He seeks to install a

labor secretary who does not believe there should be a minimum-wage increase, an education secretary who shows little or no commitment to public education, and a housing secretary whose only relevant experience is having lived in houses. Is this a recipe for American greatness? Or for incompetence and failure? Now we have the CIA’s conclusion of Russian meddling on Trump’s behalf. “I think it’s ridiculous,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.” But what about this weird and disturbing transition has not been ridiculous? Trump notes that the CIA is hardly infallible, citing its flat-wrong conclusion that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. He has a point. But there is little or no dispute within the intelligence community that operatives linked to the Russian government tried, at the very least, to sow doubt about the U.S. electoral process. To that end, the Russian government directed the hacking of emails to and from Democratic Party organizations and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and then selectively disseminated this material through WikiLeaks and other outlets. The Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reached that conclusion months ago, and said so in a public statement on Oct. 7. The only real question is whether Russia’s aim went beyond creating confusion to actually helping elect a specific candidate: Donald Trump. The CIA says yes. The FBI is reportedly unconvinced. President Obama has ordered a full review that could settle the dispute, with a final report to be presented before he leaves office. Why wasn’t this

investigation ordered before the election, since the fact of Russian hacking was known in October? Good question. Perhaps Obama worried about the perception that he was using the tools of state power to influence voters. Putin apparently had no such qualms. The hacking, after all, was aimed at Democrats and their party institutions. If the Russians’ goal was simply to undermine confidence in the political process, surely there would have been embarrassing releases of Republican emails as well. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Monday that there will also be a Senate investigation. The starting point for both inquiries is that the aim is not to challenge the legitimacy of Trump’s victory. But just such a challenge may be the inevitable result. After all, this was a very close election. Clinton won at least 2.8 million more votes than Trump; she lost in the electoral tally because Trump narrowly won Rust Belt states that were thought to be Democratic strongholds. Would she have won if she had spent more time in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania? Did the last-minute intervention by FBI Director James Comey tip the balance? Did she lose because of the original sin of conducting State Department business on a private email server? Maybe, maybe, maybe. But also: Maybe she would have won if Russia hadn’t been avidly helping her opponent. Our president is supposed to be chosen in polling places across the United States — not behind the imposing walls of the Kremlin. Eugene Robinson eugenerobinson@washpost.com Copyright The Washington Post

Planning for retirement is no small task, and when news comes that a public pension plan is in financial trouble, plan employees and local taxpayers should be concerned, because one of the two is going to have to pick up the tab. Missouri’s state auditor released an audit this fall on the city of Bridgeton’s employee retirement plan, and the picture painted was bleak. In addition to finding that the city’s Finance Commission failed to meet even once from 2012 to 2014, the report says the plan is only 67 percent funded and that the unfunded liability is approximately $14 million. The plan’s current funds will not be able to pay the benefits that retirees have been promised. The combination of insufficient contributions and lackluster investment returns has put the existing plan in its current condition. Defined-benefit plans like Bridgeton’s typically involve a commitment to make monthly payments to employees for the remainder of their lives. In order to sufficiently fund the promised benefits, plans assume a rate of return on the contributions that they invest. Those assumptions are often too rosy; Bridgeton’s assumed rate has been 7.5 percent, while over the past 10 years the time-weighted return has only been 4.16 percent. Over time, the funding gap widens and the result is a large gap between the amount the city has promised retiring employees and the amount the city has set aside for that purpose. In Bridgeton’s case, no payments have been withheld from retirees, but in order for the city to meet its future obligations, contributions have to increase. Either funds must be allocated away from other public services, or taxes must go up. This is exactly what has happened. In April 2015, Bridgeton increased its hotel service occupation tax from $0.85 to $3 per day. A portion of the additional revenue goes toward increasing the plan’s contributions by $200,000 each year. Bridgeton is not alone. The Pew Charitable Trusts reports the shortfall between state-run promised pension benefits and available funding is nearly $1 trillion nationwide. Defined-benefit plans are often legally binding, so when investment returns fall short of what was predicted for the plan years ago, taxpayers can be forced to foot the bill. The good news is that Bridgeton’s defined-benefit plan was closed to future employees in 2012 and replaced with a defined-contribution plan. In a defined-contribution plan — think 401(k) — benefits are not paid out indefinitely to employees. Rather, upon retirement the funds that have been accrued are made available to the employee. The key difference between the two is that a defined-benefit plan makes a promise it may not be able to keep without taxpayer assistance, while a defined-contribution plan, by definition, cannot incur a funding gap. Defined-contribution plans can protect taxpayers, municipalities and employees from having to worry about underfunded pension plans or budget shortfalls. Bridgeton took the leap to defined-contribution in 2012 to avoid exacerbating its current funding problems; other defined-benefit plans in Missouri should consider doing the same. Michael Highsmith is a policy researcher at the Show-Me Institute.


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OBITUARIES Baysinger, William H. - St. Louis Bowen, Mary Lee - House Springs Brown, June E. - St. Louis Buda, Thomas - St. Charles Compton, Lawanda L. - St. Louis Crumbaugh, Michael D. - Grubville Crump, James S. "Jim" - St. Louis Curtis, Eileen M. - Cottleville DeClue, David W. - St. Louis Deutsch - see Schmieg Diley, Gladys H. - St. Louis Dolan, Mary Jo - Plano, TX Donnelly, Kathleen M. - St. Louis Dueker, Ann M. - St. Louis Eberle - see Curtis Ellis, Daisy Grace - St. Louis Friedman, Steve - St. Louis Geerlof, Andrew Peter - St. Louis Gianella, Bill J. - Wentzville

Baysinger, William H. Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Memorial visitation Fri., Dec. 16, 27 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood.

Bowen, Mary Lee 91, of House Springs. Visitation Friday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Service 12:30 p.m. Chapel Hill Mortuary, Cedar Hill.MO

Brown, June E. (nee Rob ert s ) , p a s s ed away, Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Loving wife of the late Arthur "Bud" Brown. Dear mother of Bradley (Dana) Brown, Victoria (Michael) Schubert and Carrie (Trey) Stein. Loving grandmother of Cameron Schubert, Morgan (Selinda) Dunivan, Samuel, Spencer and Bailey Stein. Sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many. June was very active in the West St . L ou is Cou n t y commu n it y serving on the Lafayette High School Booster Club; sat on the committee of Ballwin Days and was a chair person of the Pretty Baby contest for many years. She also served on the Ballwin Arts Commission and Ballwin Historical Society. June was also a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Services: Memorial service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Sunday, December 18, 2:30 p.m. Interment PRIVATE. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital or BackStoppers. Memorial visitation Sunday 12 p.m. until time of service. Friends may sign the family's on-line guest book at Schrader.com.

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Grace, Ethel - St. Louis Hildebrand, Ben - Clive, IA Hilligardt, Wanda Jean - Marthasville, MO Jackson, Debra A. - St. Louis Kellums - see Zinserling Kleinheider, Leon B. - St. Louis Kneer, Jay Allan - Ferguson Lang - see Wilke Lawson, Vikki - St. Louis Linnenbom, Grace Maxine - Richmond Heights Long - see Wilke Miller, Daniel T. - St. Louis Noonan, William Francis "Bill" - Chesterfield Opfer, William L. - St. Louis Pelton, Lloyd M. - Florissant Ross, William J. - St. Louis Rungren, Jason Scott - St. Louis Schmieg, Shirley M. - St. Louis Schmittgens - see Wilke

Diley, Gladys H. (nee Fox) on Monday, December 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late David O. Diley; dear mother of Jeanne Diley, Nancy Diley and Sharon Foster; dear aunt of Janice (John) Kaddatz as well as other nieces and nephews; she was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. Gladys and her husband owned Fox's Card and Camera shop for 32 years and Encore Records, a mail order record business. She was a recipient of the ABWA's

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Schubert - see Brown Schultz, Dr. Irwin "Izzy" - St. Louis Sheets, Thomas L. - St. Louis, MO and Christchurch, NZ Smegner - see Compton Sramek, Jason Ryan - St. Louis Stein - see Brown Stuckmeyer, Carrie L. - St. Louis Suzor, Virginia "Ginny" - St. Louis Tyrey, Virginia Ann - Valley Park Wagner, Vicky L. - Chesterfield Wangerin, Virginia S. - Colorado Springs, CO Wegener, Clara Barbara - St. Louis Weiss, Gerald - St. Louis Whitener, TC "Tommy" - St. Louis Whittenberg, Pat L. - Chesterfield Wilke, Arline Lorraine - St. Louis Wool, Sam - St. Louis Zinserling, Karen Jeanne - St. Louis

Ellis, Daisy Grace (nee Ogle) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, December 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late George Cecil Ellis; loving mother of George Roger (Mary) Ellis, and Geraldine (James) Knittel; dear sister of Dorothy Werner; dearest grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, December 17, 9:30 a.m. to Saint Matthias Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials to American Heart Association appreciated. Visitation Friday, 4-9 p.m.

Friedman, Steve

December 12, 2016. Beloved husband of Terry Recht Friedman; dear father and father-in-law of Greg and Alex (Cristina) Friedman; dear grandfather of Bailey Abad; dear son of Gloria Friedman and the late Arthur (Beverly) Friedman; dear brother and brother-in-law of Bruce (the late Melinda) and Michael Friedman; dear son-in-law of the late Benny and the late Gert Recht; our dear brother-inDolan, Mary Jo law, uncle, cousin and friend. age 67, of Plano, Texas, passed away on December 11, 2016. A Services: Memorial service Thursday, December 15th, 4:00 celebration of her life will take place at a later date. Mary Jo p.m. at BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Blvd. No visitawished to be cremated and that her ashes be scattered at sea. tion prior to service. Memorial contributions preferred to the In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to a local library Alzheimer's Association, 9370 Olive Blvd, 63132 or the charity of or animal rescue organization of your choice. Mary Jo loved your choice. Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more traveling, reading, her family and her pets, Hershey and information. Snickers, who are waiting for her at the Rainbow Bridge, and BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL Taffy and Sugar Baby.

"Women of the Year" award. Services: Funeral Service from Kriegshauser West, 9450 Olive Blvd., 63132 on Tuesday, December 20, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. www.kriegshausermortuary.com

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Geerlof, Andrew Peter

December 12, 2016 (nee Laughlin) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Beloved husband of Nancy Geerlof; dear father and father-inMother Church passed away on December 11, 2016. law of Tracy (Mark) Reamer and Michael Geerlof; dear Beloved wife of the late John M. Donnelly, she is grandfather of Cassity Moore, Amber ( Doug) Comstock and survived by her son, J. Michael Donnelly (Rose), three grandchil- Jessica (Joey) Shelton; dear great grandfather of Cassandra dren, David M. (Amie), Kevin P., and Stephanie K. Donnelly and Moore, Mackenzie, Chloe, Damien and Doug Comstock, Ryan, two great-grandchildren Devin and Alana. Born February 5, Jeremy and Devon Shelton; dear son of Hendrik and the late 1919 in Kansas City, MO, Kathleen was the last of the eight Norma Rose Geerlof; dear brother and brother-in-law of Maida children of Peter and Nellie Laughlin. She was the beloved aunt (Ilan) Geerlof-Vidavsky; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin Buda, Thomas of many, many nieces and nephews. and friend. age 89, of Saint Charles, MO, died Sunday, Kathleen was a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital School of Services: Visitation Wednesday, December 14th, 1:00 PM at December 11, 2016. Contact Nursing, Denver, Colorado and St. Louis University, St. Louis, BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 9430 Olive Blvd, followed by (636) 946-7811 or visit baue.com Mo. She was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Nurse funeral service at 1:30 PM. Interment B'nai Amoona Cemetery. Corps. Upon retirement from the Corps, she served as a school Visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. nurse in the Hazelwood School District for 15 years. She was a BERGER MEMORIAL CHAPEL Compton, Lawanda L. member of the Ladies auxiliary of the Santa Cruz Council of the (nee Calhoun), passed away on Knights of Columbus and the St. Louis Assembly #565 of the 4th Monday, December 12, 2016. Gianella, Bill J. degree. Beloved wife of the late Robert L. 92, Wentzville, MO, December 11, Kathleen spent many wonderful years with great friends. She "Bob" Compton; loving mother of 2016. Devoted husband of Virginia was an avid bridge player, loved to travel, and had a great enCathy (Tim) Smegner, Mark (Kim) Gianella (nee Schuck); loving Compton and Amy (Lou) Phillips; thusiasm for life. She was loved by many who have known and fa t h er of Ton y G i a n e l l a a n d cared for her. devoted grandmother of Daniel Katherine (Michael) Niedringhaus; Services: Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Decemand Kevin Smegner, Megan, Kaybeloved grandfather of twelve ber 15, 2016 at Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 la and Kenny Compton, Tate and grandchildren and five greatMaggie Phillips; cherished sister, McClay Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304. Visitation Wednesday 4 to 8 grandchildren. He was preceded p.m., at Ortmann Stipanovich Funeral Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., sister-in-law, friend and devoted in death by his parents, Antonio Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Arrangements by Kevin and Ellen teacher to countless children. and Mary Catherine Gianella (nee Services: Memorial visitation at O'Sullivan. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Berra). In lieu of flowers, (Mass requests) provided by the Holy Spirit KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 GraServices: Visitation on Friday, vois, on Saturday, December 17 from 11 a.m. until memorial Adoration Sisters www.Mountgraceconvent.org December 16, 2016 from 4 pm-8 Mount Grace Convent, 1438 E. Warne Avenue, St. Louis, MO. service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to Missouri p m at PITMAN Funeral Home, 63107, or contributions to: Catholic Charities of St. Louis, Botanical Garden appreciated. Wentzville, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to 4445 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO. 63108 the Cardinal Glennon Hospital and/or Shriners Hospital in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO Crumbaugh, Michael D. 63385. Memories and condolences may be expressed at Dueker, Ann M. of Grubville, MO. 10/23/1949-12/10/2016. (nee O'Brien)-Fortified with the www.pitmanfuneralhome.com. Beloved brother of David (Kathy) Crumbaugh and John (Sue) s a cra men t s o f H o l y M ot h er Crumbaugh, dear nephew, uncle, cousin and friend. Church, Friday December 9, Services: Visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with funeral at Grace, Ethel 2016. Beloved wife of the late 2:00 p.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church, 7998 Fairview (nee Reisinger), passed away Edward Dueker; loving mother of Church Road, Grubville, MO. Burial in the church cemetery. surrounded by love on December M i c h a e l ( C h a r l o t t e ) , J o h n Memorials to American Cancer Society. Family was served by 9th, 2016. Loving wife of the late (Melinda) & Elizabeth Dueker, RUSSELL COLONIAL Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO. Arthur Grace Jr.; dear mother of Mary (Philip) Garcia and Joseph Susan (Michael) Grace Stanton (Loretta) Dueker; dear grandand Robert Grace; grandmother mother of 14 and great-grandCrump, James S. "Jim" of Karen "Gracie" Grace (Thomas mother of of 5; loving aunt of Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Sun., B os ca rd in ) , sister of Nick Suzanne and Carlton Lewis; dear Dec. 11, 2016. Reisinger and Fr. Walter Reisingfriend to all she met. Beloved husband of the late Ruth Crump (nee Hillon); er; beloved aunt and friend to M rs. D u eker worked in the dear father and father-in-law of Jim (Nanette), Jack (the late many. Ginger), Mike (Christie) and Steve (Mary Ann) Crump and Susan "Rosie the Riveter" program during WW II, later she worked in Services: Visitation at KUTIS CITY the communications divisions of the St. Louis City & St. Louis (Steve) Iverson; dear grandfather of Tavis (Ashley) and Peter Chapel, 2900 Gravois (Gravois (Cody Hogan) Crump, Allison (Matt) Wilkening, Will and Carly County Police departments and volunteered her time at several and Arsenal), Wednesday, Crump, Lauren (Shad) Woodworth, Jessie (Todd) Fowler, James Catholic churches. December 14th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and funeral from Kutis, (Nikki), Julia and Diana Crump, and Bill and Ann Iverson; special Services: Visitation at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Thursday, December 15th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, friend of Joann Sommers; our dear great-grandfather of 11, bro- (Meramec & Compton) Friday Dec. 16, 10:00 a.m. until funeral donation to the Leukemia Society. Mass at 11:00 a.m. Private interment at J.B. National Cemether-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation at the ORTMANN STIPANOVICH Funeral tery. Memorials to St. Anthony of Padua Church appreciated. Home, 12444 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, Sun., Dec. 18 from 4-8 A service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL. p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Monica Church, 12136 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, on Mon., Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Children's Therapeutic Learning Center, 3101 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111 or St. Monica School appreciated.

Curtis, Eileen M. 64, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on December 10, 2016 Devoted wife of Norman "Pat" Curtis for 46 years; mother of Meghann L. (Ed) Blanton; dear sister of Kathleen Martin and loving daughter of the late William and Barbara Eberle. Eileen was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville. Services: The Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center is caring for Eileen's family. The family will receive friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1355 Motherhead Rd. (Cottleville) on Fri., Dec 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with Celebration of M a s s a t 11:0 0 a . m. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Memorials have been suggested to Donor's Choice. www.hutchens-stygar.com

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DeClue, David W. 52, of St. Louis, December 10, 2016. Visitation: Fri. 10:30 a.m. until service at 12:30 p.m. at LORD Funeral Home, 2900 Telegraph Rd.

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Rungren, Jason Scott

70, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his home in Clive, IA. Sugarfire employee. Visitation Thursday 3pm until 7 pm service Services: Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, December 16, 2016 at at Archway. Interment Friday Highland Garden -Belbivere, Il Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Memorial contri- www.archwaychapel.com. butions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. Online condolences are welcome Schmieg, Shirley M. at www.IlesCares.com. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016; Wife of the late Milford D. Schmieg; dear mother of Cheryl Hilligardt, Wanda Jean (Robert) Deutsch, David and Donald (Kimberly) Schmieg; dear (nee Lanum), 92, peacefully entered into rest on December 4, grandmother of Kelly (Andrew), Timothy (Megan), Danielle, 2016 surrounded by family. Beloved wife of the late Frederick C. Tyler, Riese and Drew; dear great-grandmother of Tessa, Reilly, Hilligardt; loving mother of Frederick P. (Anne) Hilligardt; Jackson, Maddox & Sophia; dear sister of Larry (Karen) Comer; Richard (Julie) Hilligardt and Lynn (Ron) Snowden; cherished dear sister-in-law of Betty Thumm and the late Wallace and grandmother of Adam Hilligardt; Ryan Snowden; Justin Robert Schmieg; our dear aunt, cousin and friend. (Michelle) Snowden; Lindsay (Dan) Hoff; Stephanie Hilligardt; Services: Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & Lauren Snowden; Kelly Hilligardt; treasured great-grandmother SONS (South County) 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd (63129). Interment of 7. Dear sister; aunt; great-aunt; cousin; and friend to many. Sunset Memorial Park. If desired memorials may be made to Services: There will be a short memorial service Friday, the American Cancer Society or Arthritis Foundation. December 16, 2016 at 12:45 pm at Jefferson Barracks National VISITATION THURSDAY, 3-9 P.M. Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, St. Louis MO 63125. Family and friends can meet at the Administration Building in the rear Schultz, Dr. Irwin "Izzy" parking lot at 12:30. Interment will be private. November 4, 2016. Beloved husband of Selma (nee Herman) Schultz for 61 years. Devoted father of Andrew (Carolyn) Schultz, Michael (Susan Arenberg) Schultz, Paul (Michelle) Schultz, Janet Schultz and Robert (Elyssa) Schultz. Loving grandfather of Mia (Neel) Roy, Services: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Claire, Dylan, Adam, Sydney and Olivia Schultz. Dear greatgrandfather of Arun Roy. Beloved brother of Sheldon (Carol) Schultz. Cherished brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Izzy was a physician who was loved by his patients, admired ST. LOUIS CREMATION by his staff and respected by his colleagues. He will be sorely missed. Jackson, Debra A. Services: A memorial service open to all is scheduled for 64. Graveside service on Thursday, December 15th at Salem Sunday, December 18, 2:00 p.m., at United Hebrew CongregaEvangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Black Jack, MO at noon. tion, 13788 Conway Road. A reception, in the Kaplansky Hall, will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Kleinheider, Leon B. A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Monday, Sheets, Thomas L. December 12, 2016, at the age of 80. 1942-2016 Loving husband of Ren e With love and devotion K l e i n h e i d e r ; d ea r fa t h er of the Sheets family Sandra (Dan) Barry, Andrew of Missouri and Stewart family of (Michelle) Kleinheider, grandfa- N e w Z e a l a n d a n n o u n c e t h e t h er of Na t h a n a n d T o b i a s passing of Thomas L. Sheets on "Toby" Barry, Ethan, Joshua, and November 11, 2016. Tom was born Drew Kleinheider. Preceded in in the Carondelet area of death by his parents Fred and St. Louis. Veronica Kleinheider, one brother Spending his youth and much of Conrad Kleinheider and one sister his working years in South St. Lois Kleinheider. Louis. He attended Woodward Services: The Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center is Elementary School and Cleveland caring for Leon's family. Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 16, High School, where he was voted 2016, at 10:00 a.m. from St. Paul Catholic church, St. Paul MO. Best Personality by fellow students. His character never Interment will take place in St. Paul's Cemetery. Visitation will dulled. He was affiliated with Kingshighway United Methodist be held on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 Church, which has now become New Covenant United Methodist p.m. at the Hutchens- Stygar Funeral Home and Cremation Church, where he also served as a choir member in younger Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. St. Charles MO. 63304. years. Although not a regular attendee in his latter years, Tom always held God and Kingshighway Church in his heart and thoughts. Kneer, Jay Allan After high school, Tom volunteered for the army and 51, of Ferguson, December 9, 2016. Services: Visitation Sat., Dec. 17, 9 am till time of Memorial Service at 9:30 am, Pitman completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, where he served as a driver for General Walter Knoll. His love of cars and Funeral Home, Wentzville. www.pitmanfuneralhome.com driving was unwavering. He briefly attended Southeast Missouri State University. He was twice divorced. Tom moved from The Mansion House to Concord Village where he resided Lawson, Vikki (nee Green), 61, passed Saturday, December 10, 2016 following for over 40 years. He devoted much of his life to his family and a brief illness. Beloved daughter of Rose and James, sister to the family business Standard Advertising Agency, who will Jim (Patricia), Paula (Alan) Geis, and Robert (Judy). Vikki leaves greatly miss this gentle and caring soul. Preceded in death by his much loved mother and father Amelia and Raymond Sheets, her daughter Maury (Bob) Council and six wonderful grandwho worked tirelessly with the late Ira (Ella) Sheets along with children. Always tending to others needs, Vikki was the best many generations to establish Standard Advertising Agency as diagnostic imaging technologist a patient could have. Services: Kutis Funeral Home; 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., visitation a national leader in newspaper advertising to be carried on by future generations including Tom and his dearly departed Friday, December 16, from 5 p.m. until time of Service 7 p.m. brother Richard (Phyllis). This will mark the passing of the third generation of Standard Advertising Agency. Linnenbom, Grace Maxine Tom will be dearly missed by his loving family and vast and (nee Hanebrink), of Richmond Heights, Mo. passed away on Sat., eclectic array of friends and colleagues. His wonderful nature, 12/3/16 at the age of 89. Michael Nobs, Linda Nobs Gaeta, Jef- sense of humor and life experience provided a wealth of stories frey Nobs, Lawrence Nobs, Bonita Nobs Roux & Angela Nobs. In and wisdom, which he never failed to share with enthusiasm memory: Rosary Sat., Dec. 17, 4PM & Mass Sun. Dec. 18 10:30 and gusto. An avid baseball Cardinals fan, MAC Emeritus AM at Little Flower Catholic Church Member, Innsbrook Enthusiast and entertainer, Tom loved St. Louis and he enjoyed many trips to New Zealand, which was a METRO ST. LOUIS second home. He also shared many great memories of days along the Mississippi at The Clubhouse. Tom traveled extensively and loved music, particularly live music, where he Miller, Daniel T. was a regular on the St. Louis music scene in the 50's, 60's, and fortified with the 70's. Sacraments of Holy Tom will be forever missed and always loved by his daughter Mother Church, Sat., Danielle (Todd) along with his grandchildren Jackson, Olivia and Dec. 10, 2016. Beloved husband of Robertson. Tom's big sister Carol (Kim) and little brother James Helen A. Miller (nee Walsh); dear (Janice) will hold special memories of their mischievous and father of Suzy (Rick) Samson, caring brother. Nieces and nephews and his many godchildren Colleen "Fire" (John) Anstey, Mary will also hold special memories of Uncle Tom whose bright Bopsy, Dan "Booney" (Linda), Tim smile and hearty laughter was contagious and care was (Therese), Pat (Joan), and Annie genuine. Uncle Tom enjoyed years spent together with family (t h e l a t e Dave) Rowan; dear and friends and watched with absolute delight as he became a brother of Dave (Marian); dear Great Uncle and Grandfather to the next generations. He grandfather of 17; great-grandalways appreciated their achievements whether great or small. father of 6; brother-in-law, uncle, He will depart on his next journey and will remain in our hearts great-uncle, cousin and friend. Dan served our country in WW II, captained the SLU Basketball and thoughts as we travel through time together. team in 1948, is a member of the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, May God Bless His Soul To Keep. Services: A Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, and volunteered at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Services: Visitation and Memorial Mass will be held Sat., Dec. December 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. with the service at 7 p.m. at 17 at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 670 S. Laclede Sta. Rd. KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63123. Visitation at 9 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Mr. Miller MAC members please check lobby board for further ceremony donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine. details at the club. In lieu of flowers donations would be Masses or contributions to Mother of Good Counsel Home greatly accepted at The Fisher House of St. Louis which Tom enjoyed assisting with their annual golf tournament. appreciated. KRIEGSHAUSER BROTHERS

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Tyrey, Virginia Ann Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, Monday, December 12, 2016. Beloved wife of 63 years to Owen Tyrey; dear mother of Renee (Curt Calvin) Kaempfe, Bret (Pamela) Tyrey and the late Owen Tyrey Jr.; grandmother of Derek (Tara Johnson) Kaempfe; great grandmother of Sophia and Lila; loving aunt, sister-in-law and friend to many. Services: Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Valley Park, Friday, 10:30 a.m. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, Valley Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visitation at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, Thursday, 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Wagner, Vicky L. (nee Millican), passed away, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Beloved wife of Lester Wagner; loving step-mother of Lesa (Rick) Chall, M a t t h ew (Na d a l ee) Wagner, and Michael Wagner; dear grandmother of Aaron, Hailey, Jake, Nick, Drew, and Jason; sister of Betty (Fred) Barnes and the late Billie Walker; aunt of Tin a (Eric) Sch mid t , Colleen B a r n e s , a n d t h e l a t e Kevin Barnes; great-aunt of Sarah Kimmel; special friend of Pat Higginbotham Foan, who she has known since she was 15; sister-inlaw of Rose (Roy) Twillmann. Vicky graduated from Brentwood High School in 1960. She was flight attendant for Ozark Airlines for 20 years and TWA for 11 years. She enjoyed traveling with her sister, had a great sense of humor, and never met a stranger. Services: Celebration of Life at the FAMILY CENTER at SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Friday, December 16, 2016, 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Franklin County Humane Society, Union, MO. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook at Schrader.com.

Wangerin, Virginia S. On December 11, 2016, God took Virginia nee Storck Wangerin of Colorado Springs, CO, at the age of 99 years, from this life on earth to God's loving arms in heaven. Born in 1917, married in 1943 to Walter Wangerin, Virginia was blessed with 7 children, 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Services: Her funeral will take place on December 18 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, and she will be interred next to her husband at Concordia Cemetery in St. Louis. For more details, go to http://www.evergreenfuneralhome.org. EVERGREEN FUNERAL HOME

Wegener, Clara Barbara (nee' Thele). Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on December 12, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Albert Wegener; daughter of the late William and Margaret Thele; sister of the late Florence Florian, Agnes Beffa, and Joseph Thele; dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin, and friend to many. Member of Alexian Brothers Hospital Auxiliary, St. Joan of Arc Ladies Sodality, Daughters of Mary Sodality, Auxiliary member of the Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration. Services: Visitation will be Thursday, December 15, 10-11 a.m., at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church 5801 Pernod Ave., 63139, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Please share memories and condolences at www.hoffmeistercolonial.com

Weiss, Gerald

December 12, 2016. Gerald Weiss, beloved husband of Ginny Weiss for over 54 years; dear father of Ellie Weiss and Vickie (Eric) Fein s t ein ; d ea r g r a n d f a t h e r o f E v a (J a s on ) Swaney, Noah and Isaac Pearlstone, Micah Schwartz, and David, Abby and Jonah Feinstein; dear brother and brother-in-law of the late Dr. Stuart Weiss and Marlita Weiss; dear brother-inlaw of Bob and Marlene Wolff; dear uncle, cousin and friend. Gerald was an outstanding salesman. After graduation from the University of Missouri, he started selling real estate for Cornet and Zeibig. He eventually owned his own company for ten years. Following his career in real estate, he became a highly respected corrugated box salesman for over 35-years. He was also a wonderful supporter to his wife, Ginny, in her puppetry business. He designed and built her puppet stages and shared her active involvement in the Puppet Guild of St. Louis and Puppeteers of America. Gerald and Ginny were devoted members of Congregation Shaare Emeth for over 50 years. He was an active member of the Brotherhood where he served as Vice President and Program Chairman. Gerry will be fondly remembered for his infectious laugh, his joy of life and his willingness to help others. We are very grateful to Comforcare and Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion. Sramek, Jason Ryan Services: Visitation Thursday, December 15th, 10:30 a.m. at baptized into the hope of Christ's Congregation Shaare Emeth, 11645 Ladue Road. Funeral service Noonan, William Francis "Bill" follows at 11 a.m. Private interment follows. Memorial contriburesurrection, December 8, 2016. Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, on Monday, Beloved son of James (Linda) tions preferred to Siteman Cancer Center, Congregation Shaare December 12, 2016. Sramek and Karen Sramek. Dear E m e t h , o r a c h a r i t y o f y o u r c h o i c e . P l e a s e v i s i t Beloved husband of Charlotte Noonan; loving father of Charles step-brother of Garrett (Cari) bergermemorialchapel.com for more information. (Christine) Noonan and Cathlin (Andrew Barnes) Noonan; dear Knox and Kelli Knox. Beloved BERGER MEMORIAL SERVICE grandfather of Ethan Noonan, Ellie Noonan, and Anna Noonan; nephew, cousin, and friend to brother of Maryellen Noonan and Thomas (Mary Ann) Noonan; many. uncle of Michael (Rachel) Noonan and John Noonan. Special Whitener, TC "Tommy" Servi c es : Fu n era l from the friend of Jim and Karen Raterman, Bill and Judy George, Rich Passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at age 89. VisitaSCHRADER Funeral Home and Moran, Mary Whealon, Joe and Barb Gavin, Raymond and tion at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY, 5255 Lemay Ferry, Wed., Crematory, 14960 Manchester Theresa Aiello, Joe and Linda Neiner, John and Anita Brown, Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Road at Holloway, Ballwin, John and Claire Tillyer, Anthony and Joanne Guerrerio, Donald Friday, December 16, 2016, at Interment Baker Cemetery, Marble Hill, MO. and Sue Lavigne, Barry and Elaine Roberts. 10:00 a.m. to St . A l b a n Roe To say that we will miss Bill is an understatement. We will miss Catholic Church, Wildwood for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Holy Whittenberg, Pat L. h is in fect iou s s mil e, h is p a s s ion for good books, his Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made (nee Bollinger), passed away, Monday, December 12, 2016 at the unforgettable talent as a teacher of young people especially his to Ronald M cD on a l d House of St . Louis. Visitation age of 86. Loving wife of the late Lou Whittenberg (2007); children and grandchildren whom he adored, but most of all the Thursday 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line mother of Karen Whittenberg, Alan (Tamra) Whittenberg, Kraig love he gave to all of us especially Charlotte his wife of 45 guestbook at Schrader.com (Michelle) Whittenberg, and the late Gary Whittenberg and years. His courage and faith during this cruel illness was a Cindy Whittenberg; grandmother of Brian (Velvet) Whittenberg, model to those of us who are left behind. Krista (Asa) Heart, Matthew Whittenberg and the late Lauren Services: Funeral Mass at Incarnate Word Catholic Church, Stuckmeyer, Carrie L. Whittenberg; great-grandmother of Ezra and Eli; mother-in-law 13416 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, Saturday, December 17 at 10:30 (nee Winheim), Tuesday, December 13, 2016. a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent Beloved wife of the late Ewald Stuckmeyer; dear mother of of Noreen Whittenberg and friend to many. Pat was an avid Cardinal Baseball Fan. DePaul. A service of the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Jeanne (Robert) Davolt and Glenn (Linda) Stuckmeyer; dear Crematory, Ballwin. Friends may sign the family's on-line sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, great- Services: Funeral service at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, guestbook at Schrader.com. great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation Friday, December 16, 2016, 9 a.m at St. Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:30 a.m. Interment Jefferson Paul's United Church of Christ, 5508 Telegraph Rd., Oakville, MO Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions Opfer, William L. until time of service at 9:30 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks may be made to the U.S.O. Visitation Wednesday from 4-8 Tues., Dec. 13, 2016. Visitation at Queen of National Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's United p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guestbook All Saints Catholic Church on Thurs.,Dec. 15 at Schrader.com. Church of Christ or charity of your choice. FEY Service. from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.. Burial following at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Fey Service

Suzor, Virginia "Ginny"

(nee Kukalj) Peacefully passed away on Sunday, December 11, Pelton, Lloyd M. 2016. Dear wife of the late Wes Suzor; mother of Wes (Peggy) Asleep in Jesus Monday, December 12, 2016. Suzor, Tom (Julie Davidson) Suzor and Sharon (Mike) Ferguson; Dear companion of Margaret "Peggy" Schylling; dear grandmother of Bill (Amanda) Suzor and Bethany Suzor; greatfather of Nancy (Alan) Hahn, Ann (Michael) Becker and grandmother of Jack and Lila Suzor. Chip (Becky) Pelton; dear bother of Pam (Jim) Pettit, Charles Ginny was Past President of Lodge 50 and a member of Bevo (Barbara) Pelton and the late Richard Pelton; dear grandfather, 2001. uncle, friend and sponsor of many. Services: A memorial visitation will be held at KUTIS SOUTH Services: Memorial Service 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 20, COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, December 16, at Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 1285 North New Floris- from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 12:00 Noon, with all sant Road. In lieu of flowers donations to the Alzheimer's Asso- services concluding at Kutis. In lieu of flowers, contributions can ciation. be made to United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Attn: Energy for Life Walkathon: St. Louis, In Memory of Virginia Suzor, 8085 Saltsburg Road, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15239 Ross, William J. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. VISITATION: FRIDAY, 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Details at (314) 352-2600 or ZiegenheinFuneralHome.com

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TOWN AND COUNTRY > City approves contract for deer control • A contract approved by the Town and Country Board of Aldermen on Monday night covers the killing of up to 225 deer by the White Bufalo irm of Connecticut. The city has employed the irm for seven consecutive seasons of winter deer control. It will pay $74,000 and incur other costs of about $30,000. Deer meat from the killings is provided to charitable causes. Deer remain a problem in the city, causing vehicle accidents as well as property destruction. In the past, sterilization was also used but proved to be more expensive and less eicient, oicials said. A group of residents continues

to lobby the board to take that approach again, saying sterilization is actually a better option. (Special to the Post-Dispatch) DES PERES > Speedier snow removal planned • A new procedure to be used in Des Peres for snow removal is expected to cut the plowing time in half. Rather than using two trucks working in tandem to plow entire streets, the routes will be cut in half and drivers will work independently, Steve Meyer, city public works director, told the Board of Aldermen on Monday night. The focus will be to clear a path on all streets initially. It will reduce the plowing time to about 2½ hours from four and provide faster access

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for emergency vehicles and residents trying to get out, he said. Later, trucks will revisit areas and clear the streets to the curbs if necessary. (Special to the Post-Dispatch)

President-elect Donald Trump met Tuesday with several black celebrities, including rap mogul and potential future presidential candidate Kanye West, to talk about some of the issues facing inner city African-Americans. “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future president if we truly want change,” West later said in a tweet. Trump met with West, former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis and NFL icon and civil rights leader Jim Brown, along with longtime Trump backer Omarosa Manigault, at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. West refused to comment with reporters

BRIDGETON > Winner claims lottery prize • The saying, “Better late than never” certainly applies to a Bridgeton man — he claimed his $405,000 lottery prize two days before it expired. Hensley Hall Jr. bought a winning ticket for the Show Me Cash game at a Schnucks store for the June 6 drawing. He matched all ive numbers, the lottery said. Winners have 180 days to claim their prize and this one was due to expire Dec. 3. Hall claimed it on Dec. 1. (AP)

the U.N. hoped to use the superhero brand in a 2017 campaign for women and gender issues, aptly titled “Think of All the Wonders We Can Do.” But some advocacy groups — and U.N. staf — didn’t think a ictitious and scantily-clad superhero was the ideal face of global women’s empowerment.

after the meeting, instead saying only, “I just want to take a picture right now” as he posed for pictures with Trump. Civil rights leaders have been asking for a meeting with Trump to discuss his administration’s positions on issues such as housing and urban renewal. U.N. gives Wonder Woman pink slip • The job market is tough these days, even for superheroes. On Friday, the United Nations will abruptly end Wonder Woman’s tenure as honorary ambassador after controversy and protests from women’s rights organizations. In October, the U.N. ‘hired’ the ictional cartoon as ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. At the time,

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Actor Hal Williams is 82. Singer Joyce VincentWilson is 70. Actress Dee Wallace is 68. Singerguitarist Mike Scott is 58. Actress Cynthia Gibb is 53. Actor Archie Kao is 47. Singer Brian Dalyrimple is 41. Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 28. Singer Tori Kelly is 24. From news services

DEATHS ELSEWHERE Alan Thicke • The actor who played the likable father on the sitcom “Growing Pains” has died at age 69. Carleen Donovan, a publicist for Mr. Thicke’s son, singer Robin Thicke, said the actor died Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016) in Los Angeles from a heart attack. Thicke She had no further details. Celebrity/entertainment website TMZ.com reported that Mr. Thicke had a heart attack while playing hocky with his son Carter, 19, and was later pronounced dead in Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. Mr. Thicke starred as Dr. Jason Seaver in the ABC series “Growing Pains,” which aired from 1985 until 1992. The Canadian-born actor had a proliic career, including cameos in recent years on the comedy “How I Met Your Mother” and the Netlix series “Fuller House.” He was also a frequent pitchman for ads on Sirius. Thicke’s “Growing Pains” role is among the most beloved television fathers of all time. He played a psychiatrist raising his

children along with his wife, played by Joanna Kerns. Mr. Thicke was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1947 and was a popular Canadian talk show host before making his name in the United States. He was nominated for three Emmy Awards for his work in the late 1970s as a writer for Barry Manilow’s talk show, and later for a satirical take on the genre in the variety show “America 2-Night.” TMZ.com reports he is survived by his sons, Robin, Brennan and Carter, and his wife, Tanya. E.R. Braithwaite • The Guyanese author, educator and diplomat whose years teaching in the slums of London’s East End inspired the international best-seller “To Sir, With Love” and the popular Sidney Poitier movie of the same name, has died at age 104. Mr. Braithwaite’s companion, Ginette Ast, said he became ill Monday (Dec. 12, 2016) and died at the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Md. Edward Ricardo Braithwaite was born in what was then British Guiana in 1912, the son of Oxford graduates. He grew up in relatively aluent surroundings

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and by the late 1930s was attending graduate school at Cambridge University. A pilot in Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II, he graduated from Cambridge in 1949 with a degree in physics and conidence that he was well suited for his chosen ield. But, like so many black veterans, he discovered that his background didn’t protect him from racial discrimination in the civilian world. Mr. Braithwaite wrote several iction and noniction books, many focusing on racism and class and the contrast between First World and colonial cultures. He served in the 1960s as the newly independent Guyana’s irst representative at the United Nations and later was ambassador to Venezuela. Upon his 100th birthday, he received an honorary medal from his native country for lifetime achievement. “To Sir, With Love,” his irst and most famous book, was published in 1959.

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(nee Gayou) Asleep in Jesus on Mon., Dec. 12, 2016. Daughter of the late Frank and Clara Gayou; beloved wife of Melvin R. "Mike" Wilke for 70 years; dearest mother of Karen (Jim) Long, Judy (Greg) Schmittgens, Mike (Tracy) Wilke and Jean (John) Lang; dear sister of Dorothy (Mel) Wilke and the late Jackie (Al) Bartz and Donald Gayou; loving grandmother of Todd (Michelle), Jason (Laura), Jeff (Gina), Kris (Kim), Mallory, KT, Chad, Nick, Beth, Sasha and Jenna; great grandmother of Audrey, Addison, Avery, Annabelle, Samantha, Dominic and Angel Daniel; our dear aunt, great aunt, Godmother, special friend of Marilyn and Utte Moellenhoff and friend to many. Active member of Hope Lutheran Church. Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road Thur., Dec. 15 from 4-8 p.m. Then taken to Hope Lutheran Church, 5218 Neosho St. (63109) Fri., Dec. 16 for Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials to deGreeff Hospice House or Children's Congenital Heart Foundation of Missouri appreciated.

(nee Kellums) age 62, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Beloved wife of Jason M. Zinserling; loving daughter of Eugene and Bonnie Kellums (nee Meyer); loving sister of Kathy (Dennis) Sellers; cherished aunt of Caleb (Jackie) Sellers and Krista Sellers; great-aunt of Josephine, Gabriel and Joel and dearest friend to many. After graduating with a Doctorate in Psychology from George Fox University, Karen enjoyed working as a Clinical Psychologist. She loved visiting the Oregon coast. The thing she enjoyed most was spending time with her family. Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery (Bonne Terre, MO). Visitation Thursday, 5-8 p.m.

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The Berryville, Ark., sherif’s oice paid hackers the equivalent of $2,400 to regain access to hijacked computer iles. Carroll County Sherif’s Oice Lt. Daniel Klatt said the department’s system was infected Dec. 5 with ransomware. It encrypts computer iles to deny its owner access unless they pay a ransom, often in the electronic currency bitcoin, which is hard to trace. Klatt said the department paid three bitcoin — or about $2,400 — to unlock the computer system. According to the Harrison Daily Times, the hackers encrypted the department’s management system, which holds reports, bookings and other day-today operational data. None of the data was stolen and the computer system was operating again on Monday, he said. The FBI has warned that ransomware attacks are on the rise and are becoming more sophisticated. It said earlier this year that it doesn’t recommend paying ransom because there’s no guarantee that the hackers will provide a decryption key, but many victims cough up the money. Last month, an Indiana County paid $21,000 in ransom after its systems were encrypted by hackers, while a Pennsylvania prosecutor’s oice paid $1,400 in ransom last year. One of the larger hackings

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involved a hospital in Los Angeles that paid $17,000 to regain control of its computers. Oklahoma court tosses abortion law on hospital privileges • The Oklahoma Supreme Court threw out on Tuesday a law requiring abortion clinics to have doctors with admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, saying eforts to portray the measure as protecting women’s health were a “guise.” The law would require that a doctor with admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles be present for any abortion. The court found it violates both the U.S. and Oklahoma Constitutions. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down earlier this year a similar provision in Texas. EPA fracking report ofers few answers on drinking water • Is hydraulic fracturing — better known as fracking — safe, as the oil and gas industry claims? Or does the controversial drilling technique that has spurred a domestic energy boom contaminate drinking water, as environmental groups and other critics charge? After six years and more than the $29 million, the Environmental Protection Agency says it doesn’t know. A new report issued Tuesday said fracking posed a risk to drinking water in some circumstances, but a lack of information precludes a deinitive statement on how severe the risk is.

Prosecutors ask judge to allow Cosby accusers to testify • Bill Cosby used his fame to gain the trust of women before knocking them out with pills and drinks so he could sexually assault them, prosecutors argued Tuesday as they sought to persuade a judge to allow 13 of Cosby’s accusers to testify in the 79-year-old entertainer’s upcoming sexual assault trial. Montgomery County (Pennsylvania) District Attorney Kevin Steele told a judge he wants the accusers’ testimony to show that Cosby had a lengthy history of drugging and molesting young women. Cosby is charged with sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Arctic’s year of crazy extremes as warming hits overdrive • Warming at the top of the world has gone into overdrive, happening twice as quickly as the rest of the globe and extending unnatural heating into fall and winter, according to a new federal report. In its annual Arctic Report Card released Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tallied record after record of high temperatures, low sea ice, shrinking ice sheets and glaciers. Study lead author Jeremy Mathis, NOAA’s Arctic research chief, said it showed long-term Arctic warming trends deepening and becoming more obvious. From news services

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WORLD DIGEST Russian gas set for EU faces disruptions The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin has warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a threat to the gas supplies Russia sends to Europe via Ukraine. Putin told Merkel in a telephone call Tuesday that Ukraine had been reluctant to sign a contract on Russian gas supplies for the coming winter and that it “threatens transit to Europe.” Moscow has warned that Ukraine could siphon Russian gas intended for European consumers. A pipeline through Ukraine is a major conduit for gas exports to Europe. Past disputes between Russia and Ukraine have led to cutofs, including a 2009 standof that caused serious disruptions in winter supplies. Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine has brought relations between the two ex-Soviet neighbors to the verge of rupturing. Romania to beef up military spending because of Russia • Romania’s defense minister said his country would be strengthening its defenses after being faced with Russia’s growing military presence in the Black Sea. Mihnea Motoc said Tuesday that the NATO member would start spending 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense by 2017, something the military alliance wants all members to do. The Social Democrats, who won a parliamentary election this weekend, say they will respect Romania’s international agreements. Motoc, a member of Romania’s current technocratic government, said Russia’s military capabilities in the Black Sea “have strengthened considerably in recent years. … I don’t believe you can remain indiferent to this.” Motoc described relations with Russia as “minimal” since Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. He added that he hoped the situation would improve. “But we have to be realistic … in the short term, realities won’t change in a decisive way,” he said. Two Yazidi women accept EU’s Sakharov Prize for human rights • Two Yazidi women who escaped sexual enslavement by the Islamic State group accepted the European Union’s Sakharov Prize for human rights on Tuesday in Brussels and said

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking to the Nippon Television Network Corporation and the newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun Dec. 7 prior to visiting Japan.

they would continue to be a voice for others sufering a similar fate. Lamiya Aji Bashar, 18, said the EU’s top human rights prize was one “for every woman and girl who has been sexually enslaved” by IS. With poignant testimony that silenced EU lawmakers, she and Nadia Murad, 23, spoke of their personal fate and escapes. The focus of their message, however, was a demand that the international community protect their people, a minority of 500,000 living primarily in northern Iraq. Hundreds of Yazidi women and girls are still captives of IS militants in Iraq and Syria. The Yazidi follow an ancient religion that IS and other Muslim hard-liners consider heretical. The award, named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, was created in 1988 to honor individuals or groups who defend human rights and fundamental freedoms. Mexico inds 2 border tunnels leading to U.S. • Mexican police and soldiers have discovered two clandestine tunnels in the border city of Tijuana that oicials believe were built to smuggle drugs into California. The tunnels were found in an area of warehouses across from Otay Mesa,

about 400 yards away from each other. The area immediately north of the border is also a warehouse district. Prosecutors say that one of the tunnels reached to San Diego and the other was uninished. The Mexican attorney general’s oice said the tunnels were apparently used to move drugs into the United States. Canadian city approves tax to deal with opioid crisis • The city of Vancouver, British Columbia, has approved a small tax increase intended to help address the opioid overdose crisis. The City Council passed a budget Tuesday that includes a 0.5 percent increase in the property tax to support irst responders who have been seeing multiple overdoses a day. The city says in a release that ireighters responded to 745 calls about drug overdoses in November. The British Columbia Coroners Service recorded more than 620 fatal drug overdoses across the province from January through October, about 60 percent of them linked to the deadly opioid fentanyl. The budget passed will see property taxes in Vancouver go up by a total of 3.9 percent in 2017. From news services

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Spreading some cheer Cardinals’ Grichuk, Lynn deliver gifts to hospitalized children BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After he donned a disposable robe and placed a surgical mask over his stubble, Randal Grichuk reached into his shopping cart and pulled out a purple pony. The Cardinals outfielder is comfortable in a leather glove. Latex, not so much. His grip slipped, and the plush horse tumbled to the floor. “I don’t need any of that in left field,” cracked Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn, who happened to be holding a Barbie. Grichuk later would share his thoughts on the position change the Cardinals still have not told him about. He has mixed feelings. But first, he had a job to do. The sound of wheels moving down a

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The Cardinals’ Lance Lynn (left) and Randal Grichuk give a present to a very shy Berklie Rasmussen on Tuesday. Berklie is with her mother, Heidi Rasmussen, of Crane, Mo.

DISAPPEARING ACT Blues open up a 3-0 lead, only to see Predators make it vanish

hallway of Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis usually means lunch. On Tuesday, more than blue Jell-O was on the way. Grichuk’s squeaky cart foreshadowed the delivery of everything from LEGO sets and Nerf guns to a doll version of “Frozen” star Elsa. The center fielder — scratch that, left fielder — showed his softer side during the three-hour visit. His “Grich Gives Back” toy drive collected an estimated 2,000 toys. He flew in from Houston to hand deliver part of the haul. Lynn joined, carrying three bulging bags over a shoulder like Santa. Bobby Barad, agent to both, beamed and snapped photos. “You’ve got a teammate doing good things,” Lynn said. “Come help him out. And you get to see the kids.” Lynn borrowed a nurse’s Sharpie for autographs as the two made their way See FREDERICKSON • Page B5

Billikens set to face Salukis Injuries could limit SLU in Carbondale BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With his trio of starting guards ailing and no time to rest and recover, coach Travis Ford could be faced with a drastically reduced roster Wednesday night when St. Louis University visits Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jermaine Bishop, Mike Crawford and Davell Roby missed practice Monday and were still dealing with injuries when the team departed for SIUC. It’s the type of situation that was feared when the Billikens entered the season with nine scholarship players. That was the result of having four players leave the program and three arrive as transfers who have to redshirt this season. “We came out of our last game pretty banged up,” Ford said. “Mike is doubtful and Jermaine is doubtful. We’ll see — it will be See SLU • Page B2

> 7 p.m. Wednesday at SIUC

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Nashville left winger Filip Forsberg (9) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Blues during the second period Tuesday night.

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Blues’ well-documented road problems hit a new low Tuesday in Nashville, as the club fell 6-3 to the Predators after being spotted a three-goal lead. Jake Allen gave up five goals on 33 shots before being pulled in the third period, marking the fourth time this season the Blues have allowed five-plus goals on the road. Nashville’s top line of Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen and James Neal each netted a goal, as the Predators won for the second time in three meetings this season. The Blues ended their fourgame road trip with a record of 1-3 and will return home to face New Jersey on Thursday at Scottrade Center. The Blues looked like they might walk away with this one, opening a 3-0 lead just 22 minutes into the game. See BLUES • Page B5

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Nashville defenseman Yannick Weber (7) moves the puck ahead of Blues right winger Nail Yakupov during the first period.

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Spreading some cheer Cardinals’ Grichuk, Lynn deliver gifts to hospitalized children BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

After he donned a disposable robe and placed a surgical mask over his stubble, Randal Grichuk reached into his shopping cart and pulled out a purple pony. The Cardinals outfielder is comfortable in a leather glove. Latex, not so much. His grip slipped, and the plush horse tumbled to the floor. “I don’t need any of that in left field,” cracked Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn, who happened to be holding a Barbie. Grichuk later would share his thoughts on the position change the Cardinals still have not told him about. He has mixed feelings. But first, he had a job to do. The sound of wheels moving down a

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

The Cardinals’ Lance Lynn (left) and Randal Grichuk give a present to a very shy Berklie Rasmussen on Tuesday. Berklie is with her mother, Heidi Rasmussen, of Crane, Mo.

DISAPPEARING ACT Blues open up a 3-0 lead, only to see Predators make it vanish

hallway of Mercy Children’s Hospital St. Louis usually means lunch. On Tuesday, more than blue Jell-O was on the way. Grichuk’s squeaky cart foreshadowed the delivery of everything from LEGO sets and Nerf guns to a doll version of “Frozen” star Elsa. The center fielder — scratch that, left fielder — showed his softer side during the three-hour visit. His “Grich Gives Back” toy drive collected an estimated 2,000 toys. He flew in from Houston to hand deliver part of the haul. Lynn joined, carrying three bulging bags over a shoulder like Santa. Bobby Barad, agent to both, beamed and snapped photos. “You’ve got a teammate doing good things,” Lynn said. “Come help him out. And you get to see the kids.” Lynn borrowed a nurse’s Sharpie for autographs as the two made their way See FREDERICKSON • Page B5

Billikens set to face Salukis Injuries could limit SLU in Carbondale BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

With his trio of starting guards ailing and no time to rest and recover, coach Travis Ford could be faced with a drastically reduced roster Wednesday night when St. Louis University visits Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Jermaine Bishop, Mike Crawford and Davell Roby missed practice Monday and were still dealing with injuries when the team departed for SIUC. It’s the type of situation that was feared when the Billikens entered the season with nine scholarship players. That was the result of having four players leave the program and three arrive as transfers who have to redshirt this season. “We came out of our last game pretty banged up,” Ford said. “Mike is doubtful and Jermaine is doubtful. We’ll see — it will be See SLU • Page B2

> 7 p.m. Wednesday at SIUC

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Nashville left winger Filip Forsberg (9) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Blues during the second period Tuesday night.

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Nashville’s Filip Forsberg sent a shot through the legs of Blues goalie Jake Allen from 48 feet away in the second period Tuesday night, the Predators still trailed by a goal, but the game turned. The Blues had stomped out to a 3-0 lead, quieting the crowd at Bridgestone Arena, but a second goal for the Predators in a span of 2 minutes, 15 seconds, got the music blaring again and fans started to tell Allen with a chant what they thought of his performance on the goal. “The rink gets going, and they fed of the energy from the crowd,” Blues forward David Perron said. “We’ve just got to stop the bleeding, calm things down. Instead of regrouping, refocusing on our next shift, maybe for a couple of shifts we let it afect us.” The Blues never regrouped. See BLUES • Page B5

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Nashville defenseman Yannick Weber (7) moves the puck ahead of Blues right winger Nail Yakupov during the first period.

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> Brad Hunt doesn’t worry about lack of size. B5

LOS ANGELES • The meltdowns were too frequent. The booing was too loud. The losing was too much. In just four months, the powerful bond between the NFL’s returning Rams and their Los Angeles fans had dissolved into empty Coliseum seats, derisive chants and an alienation that was tearing the welcome mat into tatters. With three games to play in a horrible 4-9 homecoming season, the Rams needed to do something. And so on a Monday far more dramatic than most of their Sundays, they dealt with the biggest issue separating them and their dwindling flock. See RAMS • Page B4

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DIGEST Woods puts Riviera Country Club on schedule Tiger Woods is returning to Riviera Country Club for the irst time since 2006 to play the Genesis Open in February. He announced Tuesday that he will play in the event, from Feb. 13-19, which beneits his foundation. Riviera was the site of Woods’ PGA Tour debut in 1992 at age 16. He says he “weighed about 105 pounds and it was a life-changing moment for me.” The Tiger Woods Foundation, the PGA Tour and Genesis announced a partnership under which Woods’ TGR Live will manage the tournament at Riviera. Woods returned to competitive golf earlier this month for the irst time since August 2015 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. He hasn’t announced his 2017 playing schedule aside from Riviera. (AP) Salukis linebacker recognized • Southern Illinois-Carbondale linebacker Chase Allen (Belleville East) has accepted an invitation to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl. Allen inished with 77 tackles this season for the Salukis, including seven tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble. He is only the second player in school history to lead the team in tackles for three consecutive seasons. The NFLPA Bowl, which evaluates NFL prospects, is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Carson, Calif. Former Rams coach Mike Martz coaches one of the squads in the game, and former Rams personnel executive Tony Softli puts together the rosters. Linebacker Connor Harris of Lindenwood University accepted an invitation to the game last month. (Jim Thomas) Ambush forward honored • Stefan St. Louis of the St. Louis Ambush has been named to the Major Arena Soccer League team of the week. A sixth-year pro in his second stint with the Ambush, St. Louis had a two goals and an assist as the home team rallied from a 3-0 deicit Friday to beat the Florida Tropics 8-6 for the Ambush’s irst win of the season. (Joe Lyons) Mizzou’s Cox, Illini’s Martinez on Hodge wrestling list • Two-time NCAA champions J’den Cox of Missouri and Illinois’ Isaiah Martinez have been named to the Dan Hodge Trophy preseason list. The Hodge is the wrestling equivalent to the Heisman Trophy. Missouri’s Ben Askren, a four-time inalist and two-time NCAA champ, won the Hodge in 2006 and 2007. Others on the list are two-time NCAA champ Gabe Dean (Cornell) and one-time winners Dean Hail (Oklahoma State), Myles Martin (Ohio State), Kyle Snyder (Ohio State), Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) and Zain Retherford (Penn State). The 2017 NCAA wrestling tournament will be held March 16-18 at Scottrade Center. (Joe Lyons) Sex scandal in British soccer widens • Individuals at four Londonbased Premier League clubs are among those being investigated by the city’s police force as part of the escalating sex-abuse scandal in British soccer. The Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that its investigative team has received 106 separate allegations in ive days since opening its inquiry, and that individuals at 30 clubs are connected. The clubs involved have not been named but four are from the Premier League, which has ive London teams — Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace. On Friday, the National Police Chiefs’ Council said 98 clubs from the professional and amateur game across the country have been impacted by the scandal and that 83 potential suspects have been identiied. (AP) Heath is player of year • Tobin Heath has been voted the U.S. Soccer Federation’s female player of the year. Heath had a career-high six goals and eight assists in 22 games with the U.S. women this season, including two assists in the Olympics. (AP)

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Depth forces Illini players to compete for minutes Transfer Nichols set for Saturday debut BY MARK TUPPER Decatur (Ill.) Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • Health and depth are valued assets for any sports team, at least until playing time becomes an issue. The size of the roster may grow or shrink but for a college basketball team, there are still just 200 minutes a game to be handed out. That wasn’t an issue last year when a handful of University of Illinois players watched each game in street clothes, recovering from an assortment of injuries. But this season, the team does not have a single player sitting out hurt and the one player who has been hugging the bench in a golf shirt and khakis will be eligible to suit up Saturday. Kipper Nichols, the Tulane transfer, has waited for the fall semester to end before the NCAA gave him clearance to play. The redshirt freshman will be in uniform Saturday at the United Center in Chicago when Illinois (8-3) plays Brigham Young (7-3). The annual United Center game changes this year to accommodate a doubleheader, with Northwestern taking on Dayton at 6 p.m., followed by Illinois and BYU at 8:30. The sight of Nichols will excite fans. He’s only 19, but he has the physique of a 24-year-old, a sculpted 6-foot-6, 230-pound frame that has reminded teammates of Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler. “A college-made body,” Groce calls it. But before anyone anoints the Cleveland native as a major factor in the current Illini lineup, it’s wise to remember that he has yet to play a single college basketball game, and the forwards who have been playing have earned their minutes. Nichols obviously won’t be taking time from senior small

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Illinois’ Tracy Abrams looks for a shot against Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene on Saturday. Abrams scored 31 points in the Illini win.

forward Malcolm Hill (Belleville East), who leads Illinois in scoring and minutes played. Barring injury or foul trouble, he won’t be taking many minutes from power forward Leron Black; Illinois’ leading rebounder has scored at least 15 points in six straight games. Forward Michael Finke made just one of seven shots last weekend but earned Groce’s praise for other contributions. “I thought Finke was unbelievable on the backboard,” said Groce, who pointed out that Finke had seven rebounds, including four on the offensive glass. “His efort was tremendous. He didn’t shoot it well, but he played well.” Even sophomore D.J. Williams, who had been finding minutes difficult to come by, has made a favorable impression in the last two games. So projecting Nichols’ immediate contribution isn’t easy. “With Kipper, a lot will be based on practice, a lot on film and what we need to play well versus. BYU,” Groce said. “He brings something diferent to the table with his defense and his

body. Other players have other qualities. That’s why I keep referencing strength in numbers. How much we use him is still to be determined.” The playing time issue isn’t limited to the forward position. At guard, Groce has been starting Tracy Abrams, who scored 31 points his last time out, and Jalen Coleman-Lands, whose 3-point shooting has been of but in whom Groce has a great deal of faith. Senior Jaylon Tate has been the first guard off the bench, which has limited the opportunities for sophomore Aaron Jordan and freshman Te’Jon Lucas. Neither of them played Saturday and Groce said that was strictly “a coach’s decision” based on practice and game performance. The implication: Players had better be sharp in practice. “You hope someone emerges and disengages themselves from the group,” Groce said. “If not, we’re trying to use them to the best of their ability. “You have to check your ego at the door.”

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game-time decisions — but right now it doesn’t look good. Davell is pretty banged up, but he’s probably the closest to being able to play. But we could be without three guys possibly.” Crawford left Sunday’s win over Chicago State in the waning minutes after hitting his head on the floor, though Ford did not classify the injury as a concussion. Bishop played on a bad ankle, and Roby has been dealing with a sore left hand for weeks. Bishop missed a late afternoon practice Tuesday before the team’s bus ride to Carbondale, and Crawford was limited. Ford talked about changing his starting lineup recently and never made the move, but it appears he will now be forced to alter things for the first time. The three guards account for nearly half of SLU’s scoring, and their absence — or limitations — would challenge an already struggling offense. Bishop leads the team, averaging 11.6 points, and the three combine for 29.5. SIUC coach Barry Hinson also anticipates making changes in his lineup, but for a diferent reason. He has not been happy with the Salukis in recent games and made it clear that he was ready to try something new. “We gotta shake up the lineup,” he told reporters after a home loss to Sam Houston State. “I think it’s time. We’ve got some guys that are really comfortable. I can’t imagine we’ll start the same lineup against St. Louis on Wednesday.” Ford uttered similar words after a particularly frustrating defeat a couple of weeks ago, and the changes never transpired. But Hinson seems to be in that same frustrating stage that Ford has experienced much of his first season. SIUC is 5-5, thanks largely to a challenging schedule that has included Arkansas, Minnesota and Louisville — all losses. The Salukis started 14-2 last season against a much less difficult group of opponents. This season they have had to adjust to life without guard Anthony Beane, who left the school as the program’s No. 3 all-time leading scorer. The most recent loss to a team picked to win the Southland Conference left a sour taste with Hinson. “I thought we disrespected their program in a tremendous way,” Hinson said. “I thought we

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SLU guard Jermaine Bishop (left) is averaging 11.6 points a game.

ST. LOUIS U. AT SIU-CARBONDALE When • 7 p.m. Where • SIU Arena All-time series • SLU leads 29-26. Records • SLU 3-6, SIUC 5-5 About the Billikens • SLU has attempted only 37 free throws in the last three games but has improved its accuracy, making 70 percent. ... Jermaine Bishop has recorded seven assists in the last two games, matching his career high. He leads the team in scoring, assists and steals. ... Mike Crawford does not have a game with more than one 3-pointer this season. ... Opponents have scored the irst points in seven of nine games. SLU has trailed after ive minutes in all ive. About the Salukis • Guard Mike Rodriguez leads the team in scoring with 14.5 ppg and is 14th in the country with 81 free-throw attempts and 18th in free throws made with 61. ... When the Salukis win they usually control the middle, outscoring opponents in the lane by a cumulative 114 points. ... Thik Bol has recorded as many as six blocked shots in a game this season. ... Former Billiken Marcus Bartley is redshirting this season for the Salukis following a transfer in August.

disrespected our fans in a tremendous way. We did not give our best efort. That is unacceptable, and

that is all on (me). It’s my job to make sure we respect our opponent and respect people paying to come to games to spend their hard-earned money to watch a ballclub that plays hard.” Hinson and Ford are similar that way. Ford has been looking for that consistent effort with a dash of attitude since the start of the season. He, too, said players had become too comfortable. “You’re always searching as a coach when things aren’t going the way you want or you’re not playing as well as you think you can,” Ford said. “You’re always trying to be overachievers. That goes with us right now. There weren’t a whole lot of expectations, but as we tell the guys, that’s outside the arena. In here we have high expectations.” The degree of diiculty will increase if the Billikens are missing bodies. If none of the three could play, SLU would be left with six scholarship players and walk-ons Aaron Hines, who has considerable experience, and Markos Psimitis. Roby has been impacted by his injury. He has failed to score in the last two games and missed all 11 of his shots. Bishop played 37 minutes on his bad ankle Sunday but had not recovered enough to practice the last two days. Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com


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CLEMSON, S.C. • With an easy smile and a stressfree attitude, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his team is right where he expected to be and is ready for the next challenge. The third-ranked Tigers (12-1, No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff) returned to campus this week to start practice for their national semifinal matchup with No. 2 Ohio State (11-1; No. 3 seed) on New Year’s Eve in the Fiesta Bowl. Top seed Alabama (130) faces No. 4 Washington (12-1) in the other semifinal contest — the Peach Bowl, in Atlanta on the same day. If Swinney is concerned about Clemson’s mindset or the pressure of trying to reach the national title game again after last year’s runner-up finish to Alabama, he didn’t show it Tuesday as he stood in the program’s festively decorated team room. “At the end of day, we’re where we wanted to be,” Swinney said. “We wanted to be in the final four, that’s where we are. We’ve got a shot to get back to the championship.” Swinney said there will be lots of time to zero in on the Buckeyes’ stellar defense and knack for making the decisive play on offense when it counts most. Right now, he’ll focus getting the Tigers’ football legs back under them before leaving for Arizona on Dec. 26. The game is being played in suburban Phoenix. For Swinney, that means re-committing to football fundamentals that might have gotten sloppy in Clemson’s weekly grind to the Atlantic Coast Conference title, which the Tigers captured this month with a 42-35 victory over Virginia Tech. He’ll have the Tigers’ best players go against each other like they do during scrimmages in August, something teams don’t always have the luxury of doing much once the regular-season starts. Clemson’s staf has been locked onto the Buckeyes since re-gathering last weekend, and Swinney said nearly all preparations for the Fiesta Bowl will be complete before the team leaves campus the day after Christmas. He has been on other staffs in which coaches have left key parts of game

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney (right) celebrates with quarterback Deshaun Watson as the Tigers were en route to defeating Virginia Tech in the ACC title game Dec. 3.

plans under wraps until the handful of bowl-site workouts — which Swinney believes can lead to problems. “It’s really not the best environment” to get major work done that late, he said. “Game week is about details, it’s polishing.” The Tigers have players who have been polished to a lustrous shine in recent seasons. Swinney believes his experienced group will approach the game the way they have each contest in the regular season, and as they did before last year’s title game. Eight Clemson offensive starters played in the team’s 45-40 loss to Alabama last January. The Tigers have remained in the moment and have not let themselves peek too far ahead as this season unfolded. “It’s about just be great where your feet are,” Swinney said.

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables said the week is about reminding players to go fast, but with discipline. “We try and give our guys a refresher course,” he said. Ben Boulware, who won the Jack Lambert Award last week as college football’s top linebacker, said the Tigers haven’t forgotten the sick feeling in the locker room after the loss to Alabama in the same stadium that they’ll play Ohio State. Boulware said he and his teammates have rallied around leaving that stadium as winners this time. “The hunger has been there from day one, been there since January,” he said. “It will continue to be there until the last game.” Returning to practice was also a return to normality for Clemson quarteback Deshaun Watson, who won the Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas

awards this month. However, he finished behind Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson for the Heisman Trophy and ACC player of the year honors. On Tuesday, Watson also was runner-up to Jackson in The Associated Press’ college football player of the year voting. Jackson received 153 points, more than twice that of Watson (73). Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen was third (32). Swinney said his quarterback has put the award season behind him and is preparing to leave Clemson with a national championship. “He said it best himself, he just wants to win. That stuff’s so subjective,” the coach said. “But the trophy they give you after the last game of the season is played, there ain’t no vote on that one. That one’s earned.”

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is not leaving for the Los Angeles Rams or any other job. That’s what he told his players in an unsolicited ofering, some of them said Tuesday. With speculation growing that he could take over in Los Angeles, where coach Jef Fisher was ired Monday, several Michigan players said Harbaugh addressed the team about those rumblings. “After practice (Monday), he said, ‘I’m not leaving, I’m staying here,’” Michigan safety Dymonte Thomas said Tuesday, adding that Harbaugh said: “‘A lot of people say, ‘I’m going to do this, I’m going to do that.’ That’s a lie. I haven’t talked to anyone.’ “He said he’s going to stay here for us. He joked and said, ‘You’re stuck with me.’” Added right tackle Erik Magnuson: “He said he’s staying here, he’s not going nowhere. He’s not leaving.” That message was delivered in typical Harbaugh fashion, players said. “Short, sweet and to the point: I’m not leaving,” nose tackle Ryan Glasgow said. “Don’t worry about it. … It got the team all riled up. We don’t want any enemies invading our fortress.” Harbaugh is an attractive NFL candidate because of what he did in his four years with the San Francisco 49ers, reaching three NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. He was courted by NFL teams after being forced out by the 49ers at the end of the 2014 season, but only considered coming to Michigan and taking the job for less money than he reportedly would have been ofered by teams with NFL vacancies. In two years at Michigan, he has taken the Wolverines to consecutive 10-win seasons after they were a ive-win team the season before. Michigan (10-2) plays Florida State (9-3) on Dec. 30 in the Orange Bowl. The appeal of the NFL in most of the rumor circles is the potential that he could be ofered more money than he gets at Michigan, where he is the nation’s most highly compensated college football coach this year — $9 million. “I can’t even take those reports serious,” Michigan tight end Jake Butt said. “There’s no factual basis. (Detroit Free Press) Temples hires coach • Temple hired Florida assistant Geof Collin as its head coach, plucking one of the Southeastern Conference’s top defensive coordinators to become its fourth coach in the last eight seasons. He replaces Matt Rhule, who left the Philadelphiabased school last week for Baylor after leading the 23rd-ranked Owls

COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP No. 1 Villanova beats Temple in a blowout Josh Hart shook of a slow start to score 26 points and lead No. 1-ranked Villanova to its 17th straight win, 78-57 over visiting Temple on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (11-0) haven’t lost since the Big East championship game late last season. They won six straight in the postseason to capture the NCAA championship

and have been lawless this season. The Wildcats fattened their record against Philly teams and inished 4-0 in the Big 5 city series. Hart missed his irst ive shots after missing four total shots in a 37-point efort last week against Notre Dame. He hit a runner at the irst-half buzzer to spark a sensational second half: Hart made consecutive 3-pointers that made it 49-31 and blew the game open.

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Broadcaster ousted • Wake Forest ired a former assistant coach-turnedbroadcaster who the school says attempted to leak football game plans to opponents for three years. The school announced the indings of a nearly monthlong internal investigation that started after documents related to the team’s game plan for its game against Louisville game were discovered at the Cardinals’ stadium. Wake Forest led that game 12-0 but lost 44-12, and Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said he had no knowledge of the situation. In a statement, the school placed the entirety of the blame on Tommy Elrod — a former Wake Forest player and assistant under former coach Jim Grobe. Elrod was not retained by Dave Clawson when he succeeded Grobe in 2014, and he became an analyst for the radio broadcasts of the Demon Deacons’ games. “It’s incomprehensible that a former Wake Forest student-athlete, graduateassistant, full-time football coach, and current radio analyst for the school, would betray his alma mater,” Clawson said in a statement. “We allowed him to have full access to our players, team functions, ilm room, and practices. He violated our trust which negatively impacted our entire program.” Elrod did not return a phone call seeking comment, and he deleted his Twitter account. His attorney — James Quander, a defensive end at Wake Forest from 1991-94 — declined to comment. Wake Forest inished 3-9 in each of the past two seasons before improving to 6-6 so far this year. (AP) Arizona QB departs • Arizona junior quarterback Anu Solomon announced he is transferring. He is expected to graduate early and would be eligible to play next season. He threw for 2,667 yards and 20 touchdowns last year but struggled with injuries this season and played in just ive games. (AP)

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Cumberland scored a careerhigh 18 points — all in the second half — as Cincinnati pulled away to its most lopsided victory of the season, 96-58 over visiting Texas Southern. Cincinnati (8-2) was coming of a 75-65 loss at Butler on Saturday. The Bearcats used their pronounced height advantage to take control on defense, repeatedly misdirecting shots. The Tigers made only 30 percent from the ield. Texas Southern (4-6) is in a stretch of 16 straight road games to open the season.

NOTEBOOK Morehead St. coach charged with battery • Suspended Morehead State men’s basketball coach Sean Woods has been charged with misdemeanor battery in Indiana. Media outlets report a police aidavit accuses Woods of shoving or hitting two players, sophomore Malik Maitland and junior Souiyane Diakite, while the team was playing an away game at the University of Evansville last month. The players told a Morehead State University police oicer that they had been assaulted during the game by Woods. The

oicer contacted police in Evansville. Maitland told police that Woods backhanded him in the chest during halftime, and Diakite said Woods shoved him during a timeout and again in the locker room. When Woods, who played at Kentucky in the early 1990s, was suspended last month, athletics director Brian Hutchinson declined to comment until an investigation was concluded. Gamecocks player was arrested in May • Suspended South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell was arrested for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license last May. Thornwell, the Gamecocks’ leading scorer and rebounder for their irst six games, was suspended indeinitely by coach Frank Martin on Dec. 4 for violating athletic department policy. Martin has said he will not detail Thornwell’s transgression, calling it a “mental mistake.” A team spokeswoman said Tuesday nothing had changed with Thornwell’s suspension and would not say if the arrest igured into the discipline. Associated Press

1. Villanova (11-0) beat Temple 78-57. Next: vs. American, Wednesday, Dec. 21. 2. UCLA (10-0) idle. Next: vs. UC Santa Barbara, Wednesday. 3. Kansas (9-1) idle. Next: vs. Davidson, Saturday. 4. Baylor (8-0) idle. Next: vs. Jackson State, Saturday. 5. Duke (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Tennessee State, Monday. 6. Kentucky (9-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 7 North Carolina, Saturday. 7. North Carolina (10-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 6 Kentucky, Saturday. 8. Gonzaga (10-0) idle. Next: vs. Tennessee, Sunday. 9. Indiana (8-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Butler, Saturday. 10. Creighton (10-0) idle. Next: vs. Oral Roberts, Saturday. 11. Louisville (9-1) idle. Next: vs. Eastern Kentucky, Saturday. 12. West Virginia (8-1) idle. Next: vs. UMKC, Saturday. 13. Virginia (8-1) idle. Next: vs. Robert Morris, Saturday. 14. Wisconsin (9-2) idle. Next: vs. Green Bay, Wednesday. 15. Purdue (8-2) idle. Next: vs. No. 21 Notre Dame, Saturday. 16. South Carolina (8-1) idle. Next: at South Florida, Saturday. 17. Xavier (8-2) idle. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday. 18. Butler (9-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 9 Indiana, Saturday. 19. Arizona (8-2) idle. Next: vs. Grand Canyon, Wednesday. 20. Saint Mary’s (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Western Kentucky, Wednesday. 21. Notre Dame (9-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 15 Purdue, Saturday. 22. Oregon (8-2) vs. Montana, late. Next: vs. UNLV, Saturday. 23. Florida State (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Manhattan, Saturday. 24. Southern Cal (9-0) idle. Next: vs. Troy, Saturday. 25. Cincinnati (8-2) beat Texas Southern 96-58. Next: vs.


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CLEMSON, S.C. • With an easy smile and a stressfree attitude, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said his team is right where he expected to be and is ready for the next challenge. The third-ranked Tigers (12-1, No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff) returned to campus this week to start practice for their national semifinal matchup with No. 2 Ohio State (11-1; No. 3 seed) on New Year’s Eve in the Fiesta Bowl. Top seed Alabama (130) faces No. 4 Washington (12-1) in the other semifinal contest — the Peach Bowl, in Atlanta on the same day. If Swinney is concerned about Clemson’s mindset or the pressure of trying to reach the national title game again after last year’s runner-up finish to Alabama, he didn’t show it Tuesday as he stood in the program’s festively decorated team room. “At the end of day, we’re where we wanted to be,” Swinney said. “We wanted to be in the final four, that’s where we are. We’ve got a shot to get back to the championship.” Swinney said there will be lots of time to zero in on the Buckeyes’ stellar defense and knack for making the decisive play on offense when it counts most. Right now, he’ll focus getting the Tigers’ football legs back under them before leaving for Arizona on Dec. 26. The game is being played in suburban Phoenix. For Swinney, that means re-committing to football fundamentals that might have gotten sloppy in Clemson’s weekly grind to the Atlantic Coast Conference title, which the Tigers captured this month with a 42-35 victory over Virginia Tech. He’ll have the Tigers’ best players go against each other like they do during scrimmages in August, something teams don’t always have the luxury of doing much once the regular-season starts. Clemson’s staf has been locked onto the Buckeyes since re-gathering last weekend, and Swinney said nearly all preparations for the Fiesta Bowl will be complete before the team leaves campus the day after Christmas. He has been on other staffs in which coaches have left key parts of game

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney (right) celebrates with quarterback Deshaun Watson as the Tigers were en route to defeating Virginia Tech in the ACC title game Dec. 3.

plans under wraps until the handful of bowl-site workouts — which Swinney believes can lead to problems. “It’s really not the best environment” to get major work done that late, he said. “Game week is about details, it’s polishing.” The Tigers have players who have been polished to a lustrous shine in recent seasons. Swinney believes his experienced group will approach the game the way they have each contest in the regular season, and as they did before last year’s title game. Eight Clemson offensive starters played in the team’s 45-40 loss to Alabama last January. The Tigers have remained in the moment and have not let themselves peek too far ahead as this season unfolded. “It’s about just be great where your feet are,” Swinney said.

Defensive coordinator Brent Venables said the week is about reminding players to go fast, but with discipline. “We try and give our guys a refresher course,” he said. Ben Boulware, who won the Jack Lambert Award last week as college football’s top linebacker, said the Tigers haven’t forgotten the sick feeling in the locker room after the loss to Alabama in the same stadium that they’ll play Ohio State. Boulware said he and his teammates have rallied around leaving that stadium as winners this time. “The hunger has been there from day one, been there since January,” he said. “It will continue to be there until the last game.” Returning to practice was also a return to normality for Clemson quarteback Deshaun Watson, who won the Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas

awards this month. However, he finished behind Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson for the Heisman Trophy and ACC player of the year honors. On Tuesday, Watson also was runner-up to Jackson in The Associated Press’ college football player of the year voting. Jackson received 153 points, more than twice that of Watson (73). Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen was third (32). Swinney said his quarterback has put the award season behind him and is preparing to leave Clemson with a national championship. “He said it best himself, he just wants to win. That stuff’s so subjective,” the coach said. “But the trophy they give you after the last game of the season is played, there ain’t no vote on that one. That one’s earned.”

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is not leaving for the Los Angeles Rams or any other job. That’s what he told his players in an unsolicited ofering, some of them said Tuesday. With speculation growing that he could take over in Los Angeles, where coach Jef Fisher was ired Monday, several Michigan players said Harbaugh addressed the team about those rumblings. “After practice (Monday), he said, ‘I’m not leaving, I’m staying here,’” Michigan safety Dymonte Thomas said Tuesday, adding that Harbaugh said: “‘A lot of people say, ‘I’m going to do this, I’m going to do that.’ That’s a lie. I haven’t talked to anyone.’ “He said he’s going to stay here for us. He joked and said, ‘You’re stuck with me.’” Added right tackle Erik Magnuson: “He said he’s staying here, he’s not going nowhere. He’s not leaving.” That message was delivered in typical Harbaugh fashion, players said. “Short, sweet and to the point: I’m not leaving,” nose tackle Ryan Glasgow said. “Don’t worry about it. … It got the team all riled up. We don’t want any enemies invading our fortress.” Harbaugh is an attractive NFL candidate because of what he did in his four years with the San Francisco 49ers, reaching three NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. He was courted by NFL teams after being forced out by the 49ers at the end of the 2014 season, but only considered coming to Michigan and taking the job for less money than he reportedly would have been ofered by teams with NFL vacancies. In two years at Michigan, he has taken the Wolverines to consecutive 10-win seasons after they were a ive-win team the season before. Michigan (10-2) plays Florida State (9-3) on Dec. 30 in the Orange Bowl. The appeal of the NFL in most of the rumor circles is the potential that he could be ofered more money than he gets at Michigan, where he is the nation’s most highly compensated college football coach this year — $9 million. “I can’t even take those reports serious,” Michigan tight end Jake Butt said. “There’s no factual basis. (Detroit Free Press) Temples hires coach • Temple hired Florida assistant Geof Collin as its head coach, plucking one of the Southeastern Conference’s top defensive coordinators to become its fourth coach in the last eight seasons. He replaces Matt Rhule, who left the Philadelphiabased school last week for Baylor after leading the 23rd-ranked Owls

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to consecutive doubledigit victory seasons and the American Athletic Conference championship this year. Rhule was at Temple for four seasons and brought the program to new heights, including consecutive bowl bids for the irst time in school history. Collins, 45, has been with the Gators for two seasons and before that was defensive coordinator at Mississippi State. The Gators’ defense has ranked in the top-10 in the country in each of Collins’ two seasons in Gainesville. Temple (10-2) faces Wake Forest on Dec. 27 in the Military Bowl. The Owls will be led by assistant coach Ed Foley in that game. (AP) Broadcaster ousted • Wake Forest ired a former assistant coach-turnedbroadcaster who the school says attempted to leak football game plans to opponents for three years. The school announced the indings of a nearly monthlong internal investigation that started after documents related to the team’s game plan for its game against Louisville game were discovered at the Cardinals’ stadium. Wake Forest led that game 12-0 but lost 44-12, and Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said he had no knowledge of the situation. In a statement, the school placed the entirety of the blame on Tommy Elrod — a former Wake Forest player and assistant under former coach Jim Grobe. Elrod was not retained by Dave Clawson when he succeeded Grobe in 2014, and he became an analyst for the radio broadcasts of the Demon Deacons’ games. “It’s incomprehensible that a former Wake Forest student-athlete, graduateassistant, full-time football coach, and current radio analyst for the school, would betray his alma mater,” Clawson said in a statement. “We allowed him to have full access to our players, team functions, ilm room, and practices. He violated our trust which negatively impacted our entire program.” Elrod did not return a phone call seeking comment, and he deleted his Twitter account. His attorney — James Quander, a defensive end at Wake Forest from 1991-94 — declined to comment. Wake Forest inished 3-9 in each of the past two seasons before improving to 6-6 so far this year. (AP) Arizona QB departs • Arizona junior quarterback Anu Solomon announced he is transferring. He is expected to graduate early and would be eligible to play next season. He threw for 2,667 yards and 20 touchdowns last year but struggled with injuries this season and played in just ive games. (AP)

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED 1. Villanova (11-0) beat Temple

No. 1 Villanova beats Temple in a blowout Josh Hart shook of a slow start to score 26 points and lead No. 1-ranked Villanova to its 17th straight win, 78-57 over visiting Temple on Tuesday night. The Wildcats (11-0) haven’t lost since the Big East championship game late last season. They won six straight in the postseason to capture the NCAA championship

and have been lawless this season. The Wildcats fattened their record against Philly teams and inished 4-0 in the Big 5 city series. Hart missed his irst ive shots after missing four total shots in a 37-point efort last week against Notre Dame. He hit a runner at the irst-half buzzer to spark a sensational second half: Hart made consecutive 3-pointers that made it 49-31 and blew the game open.

Hart was about as wellrounded ofensively as any player of the year candidate this season as he absolutely dominated outside and at the rim when needed against a Temple program with a recent history of knocking of nationally ranked Villanova teams. Shizz Alston Jr. led Temple (7-4) with 12 points. No. 25 Cincinnati cruises • Freshman Jarron

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Cumberland scored a careerhigh 18 points — all in the second half — as Cincinnati pulled away to its most lopsided victory of the season, 96-58 over visiting Texas Southern. Cincinnati (8-2) was coming of a 75-65 loss at Butler on Saturday. The Bearcats used their pronounced height advantage to take control on defense, repeatedly misdirecting shots. The Tigers made only 30 percent from the ield. Texas Southern (4-6) is in a stretch of 16 straight road games to open the season.

NOTEBOOK Morehead St. coach charged with battery • Suspended Morehead State men’s basketball coach Sean Woods has been charged with misdemeanor battery in Indiana. Media outlets report a police aidavit accuses Woods of shoving or hitting two players, sophomore Malik Maitland and junior Souiyane Diakite, while the team was playing an away game at the University of Evansville last month. The players told a Morehead State University police oicer that they had been assaulted during the game by Woods. The

oicer contacted police in Evansville. Maitland told police that Woods backhanded him in the chest during halftime, and Diakite said Woods shoved him during a timeout and again in the locker room. When Woods, who played at Kentucky in the early 1990s, was suspended last month, athletics director Brian Hutchinson declined to comment until an investigation was concluded.

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Gamecocks player was arrested in May • Suspended South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell was arrested for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license last May. Thornwell, the Gamecocks’ leading scorer and rebounder for their irst six games, was suspended indeinitely by coach Frank Martin on Dec. 4 for violating athletic department policy. Martin has said he will not detail Thornwell’s transgression, calling it a “mental mistake.” A team spokeswoman said Tuesday nothing had changed with Thornwell’s suspension and would not say if the arrest igured into the discipline. Associated Press

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78-57. Next: vs. American, Wednesday, Dec. 21. UCLA (10-0) idle. Next: vs. UC Santa Barbara, Wednesday. Kansas (9-1) idle. Next: vs. Davidson, Saturday. Baylor (8-0) idle. Next: vs. Jackson State, Saturday. Duke (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Tennessee State, Monday. Kentucky (9-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 7 North Carolina, Saturday. North Carolina (10-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 6 Kentucky, Saturday. Gonzaga (10-0) idle. Next: vs. Tennessee, Sunday. Indiana (8-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 18 Butler, Saturday. Creighton (10-0) idle. Next: vs. Oral Roberts, Saturday. Louisville (9-1) idle. Next: vs. Eastern Kentucky, Saturday. West Virginia (8-1) idle. Next: vs. UMKC, Saturday. Virginia (8-1) idle. Next: vs. Robert Morris, Saturday. Wisconsin (9-2) idle. Next: vs. Green Bay, Wednesday. Purdue (8-2) idle. Next: vs. No. 21 Notre Dame, Saturday. South Carolina (8-1) idle. Next: at South Florida, Saturday. Xavier (8-2) idle. Next: vs. Wake Forest, Saturday. Butler (9-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 9 Indiana, Saturday. Arizona (8-2) idle. Next: vs. Grand Canyon, Wednesday. Saint Mary’s (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Western Kentucky, Wednesday. Notre Dame (9-1) idle. Next: vs. No. 15 Purdue, Saturday. Oregon (9-2) beat Montana 81-67. Next: vs. UNLV, Saturday. Florida State (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Manhattan, Saturday. Southern Cal (9-0) idle. Next: vs. Troy, Saturday. Cincinnati (8-2) beat Texas Southern 96-58. Next: vs. Fairleigh Dickinson, Saturday.


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KTVI issues apology Demof graphic called him a liar BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For all intents and purposes, KTVI (Channel 2) sports anchor Charlie Marlow was trying to have some fun at the expense of Rams executive Kevin Demoff. But it resulted in an on-air apology by Marlow late Monday. During its 5 p.m. telecast, the station ran a sound bite from Demoff’s news conference on the firing of coach Jef Fisher. In the graphic at the bottom of the picture, Demoff was identified as: “Rams Chief Operating Oicer/ Professional Liar.” Obviously, it was the “Professional Liar” part of the identification that caused the issue. Although there were no apparent complaints from the Rams, some in the station’s management were not pleased and Marlow issued an apology during the 11 p.m. telecast. It was Marlow’s idea to run the “professional liar” graphic, which was on the air for just a few seconds. But the image was captured by Deadspin and went viral on social media. Demoff made several comments to the media in St. Louis in the time leading up to the Rams’ relocation — comments that eventually were found to contradict what was really happening. As a result he has been a frequent target of criticism from local media members and fans since NFL owners approved the team’s relocation in January. Marlow declined to comment Tuesday. General manager Spencer Koch and news director Audrey Prywitch did not return phone messages left by the PostDispatch. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Oakland makes bid to retain the Raiders A late-hour attempt to keep the Raiders from leaving Oakland moving took a step forward Tuesday when Alameda (Calif.) County supervisors approved opening negotiations with an investment group on a $1.3 billion stadium project. If the Oakland City Council approves it as well, the city and county can start negotiating a formal agreement with private investors for a stadium project that includes $350 million in public money by way of land and future revenue. The city council was scheduled to consider the issue Tuesday night. Approval by both boards is required to allow the proceedings to contiune. The push for a new stadium project is being led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and former quarterback Rodney Peete, who are working with Fortress Investment Group. Three of ive county supervisors voted yes. Some speakers at the meeting urged caution even as they pledged support. They said oicials should negotiate jobs and afordable housing for residents in east Oakland, where the Coliseum is located, given the soaring cost of housing throughout the city. Lott said after the vote that the work is just beginning. “We still have a long ways to go. We still have to convince the NFL. We still have to convince (Raiders owner) Mark Davis. We’ve got a long ways to go but today is a great day,” he said. Earlier this year, Davis said he was committed to moving the Raiders to Las Vegas, where a $1.9 billion stadium project has been approved. A vote by NFL owners on whether to allow the move is possible as soon as January. The Raiders might also have the option of moving to Los Angeles, where they would share a facility with the Rams. Ravens cut Hester • Kick returner Devin Hester was released by the Ravens after the four-time Pro Bowl star struggled in his irst season with the team. He often let the ball

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Members of a group trying to keep the Raiders in Oakland celebrate after clearing a hurdle Tuesday. From left: Fortress Investment managing partner Andrew A. McKnight and former pro football players Rodney Peete, Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen.

drop instead of making a fair catch and after he failed to ield a punt early in Monday’s game against New England, the ball was downed at the 1-yard line and the Patriots got a safety on the next play. He returned only 25 punts and fumbled four times. Hester, 34, was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2014. He has an NFL-record 20 touchdowns on kick returns. Meanwhile, the team announced that former Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland, 29, died after sufering a brain aneurysm. He played in 30 games over three seasons, catching 12 passes for 90 yards. Pouncey’s season is over • Miami put three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey on seasonending injured reserve because of a hip injury. The Dolphins also signed veteran quarterback T.J. Yates to back up Matt Moore on Saturday, against the Jets. No. 1 quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee injury) is out. Yates last played in 2015 with Houston, making two starts. He had ive starts with the Texans in 2011 and has played for Atlanta. Bengals change kickers • Cincinnati released kicker Mike Nugent, who had missed more attempts than anyone in the NFL this season, and acquired former Steelers kicker Randy Bullock of waivers. Nugent was 23 of 29 on

ield-goal attempts and missed ive of his past nine extra-point tries. Bullock was waived by Pittsburgh on Monday, with kicker Chris Boswell back from an injury Bullock has played in 45 NFL games since Houston drafted him in the ifth round in 2012, going 78 of 96 on ield-goal tries. He has missed only four of his 95 extra-point attempts. Local line • Rookie running back Darius Jackson, from Sparta (Ill.) High School, was released by Dallas. That opened a roster spot for the return of running back Darren McFadden from the non-football injury list to the active roster. He was the team’s leading rusher last season but sufered a broken elbow in a household accident during the ofseason. That was after the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth pick. Elliott is the NFL’s leading rusher. Jackson, who played at Eastern Michigan, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Cowboys and had been inactive for all 13 games this season. • Chicago signed tight end MyCole Pruitt (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Kirkwood High) to its active roster of Minnesota’s practice squad. Pruitt, a ifth-round draft pick in the 2015 draft, appeared in two games this season for Minnesota, catching one pass for 7 yards. From staf, wire reports

Rams had no choice but to ire Fisher RAMS • FROM B1

They finally fired coach Jeff Fisher. It was startling but expected, a move that will ofer great relief to the many Rams fans weary of a conservative coach who had not only lost games, but bored them to death. Indicative of the Rams’ desperation for change is that they made the move just four days before they will play again Thursday in Seattle. This gives interim coach John Fassel, the Rams’ special teams coach, barely time to find his oice. “All of a sudden there’s 100 cameras here and it’s tripping me out,” said Fassel at Monday’s hastily called news conference. The NFL landscape is already buzzing with a list of possible permanent replacement candidates, many of whom would certainly jump at an opening with a deep-pocketed owner, a potentially huge fan base and a new stadium due to open in Inglewood in 2019. Jon Gruden, the ESPN analyst and former Super Bowl champion coach, immediately goes to the top of the list. So do both of the Harbaugh brothers — Michigan’s Jim and the Baltimore Ravens’ John, though Jim Harbaugh says he isn’t interested. There will also be talk of the NFL’s two hottest ofensive coordinators, New England’s Josh McDaniels and Atlanta’s Kyle Shanahan. Whoever is hired, he will be welcomed as if he is the first coach of the new Los Angeles Rams, and his mandate is clear. He must win, and he must entertain, neither of which Fisher did very well. In his five seasons with the Rams, Fisher never had a winning record, and his team’s offense averaged the NFL’s fewest yards and second-fewest points. In his one partial season in Los Angeles, he greeted Hollywood with a sizzling attack that was scoring a league-worst 14.9 points a game. They won three of their first four games, but have lost eight of their last nine. In their last three games they have been outscored 117-45. In what became the final indignation, a 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Falcons scored more touchdowns in the Coliseum in one game (six) than the Rams have scored there all season (five). With his 165th loss, Fisher is

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Los Angeles Rams executive vice president Kevin Demof (left) talks with team owner Stan Kroenke before Sunday’s game against Atlanta.

now tied for the most regularseason coaching defeats in NFL history. Stan Kroenke, the team’s owner, attended Sunday’s game. He heard the boos, saw the empty seats, later read running back Todd Gurley criticize his team’s “middle school ofense” and decided enough was enough. “This is the right time to make a change as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans’ expectations,” said Kroenke in a statement. “We are all focused on improving as an organization and building a team that makes Los Angeles proud. Our mission is to celebrate a Super Bowl title with our fans in Los Angeles. Today is the first step in bringing us closer to that goal.” This was a clear win for Kroenke and Kevin Demof, the Rams’ chief operating officer, who showed they are sensitive to their new fans, aware of their new marketplace and understanding of the need to push the reset button before the town’s welcoming embrace was completely withdrawn. “People are going to put up with ups and downs, what they

want to make sure is that we’re committed to winning and we’re committed to getting it right,” said Demof, who is expected to also dismiss general manager Les Snead after the season. “I think they’ll handle the good days with the bad days as long as they see passion from ownership that wins and losses elicit. I think you see that and feel that from Stan today.” This was a clear loss for the Rams players, many of whom considered Fisher a father figure. Over the last five years they had grown comfortable with him, perhaps leading to the mediocrity that marked his reign. When the media entered the Rams’ locker room Monday afternoon at the team’s training facility in Thousand Oaks, players shouted at the reporters in what appeared to be anger. “It’s very emotional,” quarterback Jared Gof said. “He was very well-liked, very giving, he treated us the right way … and we didn’t do enough for him. It sucks. It’s not fun. We let him down.” From the moment he brought the team to Los Angeles last

winter, Fisher was given every chance to stay. Before the season, the Rams even gave Fisher, who was in the final year of his contract, a two-year extension so he wouldn’t feel like a lame duck and would be rewarded for assisting in the move to L.A. But almost immediately, things went wrong. Fisher began the season benching overall No. 1 draft pick Gof in favor of veteran Case Keenum, trading potential excitement for predictability, and the Rams lost five of their first nine games. When Goff was made a starter in the 10th game, Fisher didn’t trust him, and the Rams lost the next four games with conservative play-calling. In the final weeks of Fisher’s tenure, the coach made more bad news by denying sideline passes to Rams legend Eric Dickerson because Dickerson was critical on his radio show. “It’s easy to stand up here and say you’re going to make a change, the hard part is getting the change right,” Demof said. “We obviously want to win the fans’ trust back.” Monday was a strong start.

Colorado righthander Chad Bettis hopes to be back on the mound for spring training after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Bettis said in a statement Tuesday that he underwent surgery Nov. 29 to have a testicle removed after bloodwork revealed an abnormality. Bettis added that doctors are conident the cancer was isolated and hasn’t spread. “I was completely caught of guard by my diagnosis, but have subsequently found that the vast majority of cases occur in men 20 to 40 years of age, and that the survival rate is 99 percent when contained and caught early,” Bettis said in the statement released through his agent. “This only reinforces my belief that each of us needs to be totally in tune with our own physical health, and that taking action sooner than later when we feel like something is of can sometimes literally be the diference between life and death.” The news was irst reported by ESPN. The Rockies wished him well on the team’s Twitter account as he works toward a return for spring training in February. “My understanding is that I will be physically ready to have a normal spring training, and I greatly look forward to the upcoming season,” Bettis said. “The Rockies and the MLBPA have been great, and I truly appreciate the care and support shown by (general manager) Jef Bridich to both me and my family.” The 27-year-old Bettis was 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA last season. He igures to be an integral part of the 2017 starting rotation under irstyear Colorado manager Bud Black. Report: Owners ratify labor agreement • A person with knowledge of the meeting says baseball owners have ratiied the sport’s new collective bargaining agreement by a 29-1 vote. Speaking on the condition of anonymity because no announcement was made, the person said Tampa Bay Rays managing general partner Stuart Sternberg was the lone dissenting vote during the telephone meeting Tuesday. Players also had been scheduled to hold a ratiication vote. The ive-year deal was agreed to Nov. 30, about 3½ hours before the expiration of the previous contract. Brewers, Angels swap catchers • Milwaukee has acquired Jett Bandy from the Angels and Martin Maldonado is headed back to Los Angeles in an exchange of defensive-minded catchers. The Brewers also sent minor league pitcher Drew Gagnon to Los Angeles in the deal. Bandy hit .234 with eight homers and 25 RBIs in 70 games for Los Angeles after being called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on May 20. The 26-year-old Bandy threw out 17 runners trying to steal, which ranked fourth in the American League and irst among major league rookies (37 percent). Maldonado returns to the organization that drafted him in the 27th round in 2004. He hit .202 last season with eight homers and 21 RBIs. In 69 games behind the plate, Maldonado threw out about 35 percent of base-stealers, which was sixth in the majors. The 30-year-old Maldonado made his debut with the Brewers in 2011, serving most of that time as the backup to Jonathan Lucroy until Lucroy was dealt to Texas over the summer. Elsewhere • Atlanta has agreed to a minor league contract with lefthander John Danks. The 31-year-old Danks was released by the White Sox in May after going 0-4 with a 7.25 ERA in four starts. Danks went a career-best 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA in 2010. But he was plagued by injuries after signing a big contract, going 25-48 over the last ive seasons. ... Ex-Cardinal Ruben Tejada has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will report to big league spring training. The 27-year-old split last season between St. Louis and San Francisco; he hit .176 in 23 games with the Cardinals. ... Mets outielder Juan Lagares is expected to be ready for spring training after spraining his right shoulder diving for a ball while playing a winter league game in the Dominican Republic. A 2014 Gold Glove Award winner, Lagares missed nearly two months last season because of a torn thumb ligament. He’s a .269 career hitter. ... Baltimore has signed righthanded reliever Logan Ondrusek to a major league contract. In ive seasons with Cincinnati and one with Baltimore, the 32-year-old Ondrusek is 21-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 288 games, none of them starts. In seven games with Baltimore last season, he had a 9.95 ERA over 6 1/3 innings. Associated Press


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B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

KTVI issues apology Demof graphic called him a liar BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

For all intents and purposes, KTVI (Channel 2) sports anchor Charlie Marlow was trying to have some fun at the expense of Rams executive Kevin Demoff. But it resulted in an on-air apology by Marlow late Monday. During its 5 p.m. telecast, the station ran a sound bite from Demoff’s news conference on the firing of coach Jef Fisher. In the graphic at the bottom of the picture, Demoff was identified as: “Rams Chief Operating Oicer/ Professional Liar.” Obviously, it was the “Professional Liar” part of the identification that caused the issue. Although there were no apparent complaints from the Rams, some in the station’s management were not pleased and Marlow issued an apology during the 11 p.m. telecast. It was Marlow’s idea to run the “professional liar” graphic, which was on the air for just a few seconds. But the image was captured by Deadspin and went viral on social media. Demoff made several comments to the media in St. Louis in the time leading up to the Rams’ relocation — comments that eventually were found to contradict what was really happening. As a result he has been a frequent target of criticism from local media members and fans since NFL owners approved the team’s relocation in January. Marlow declined to comment Tuesday. General manager Spencer Koch and news director Audrey Prywitch did not return phone messages left by the PostDispatch. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

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Oakland makes bid to retain the Raiders A late-hour attempt to keep the Raiders from leaving Oakland moving took a step forward Tuesday when Alameda (Calif.) County supervisors approved opening negotiations with an investment group on a $1.3 billion stadium project. Then the Oakland City Council approved it as well, so the city and county can start negotiating a formal agreement with private investors for a stadium project that includes $350 million in public money by way of land and future revenue. Approval by both boards is required to allow the proceedings to continue. The push for a new stadium project is being led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott and former quarterback Rodney Peete, who are working with Fortress Investment Group. Three of ive county supervisors voted yes. Some speakers at the meeting urged caution even as they pledged support. They said oicials should negotiate jobs and afordable housing for residents in east Oakland, where the Coliseum is located, given the soaring cost of housing throughout the city. Lott said after the vote that the work is just beginning. “We still have a long ways to go. We still have to convince the NFL. We still have to convince (Raiders owner) Mark Davis. We’ve got a long ways to go but today is a great day,” he said. Earlier this year, Davis said he was committed to moving the Raiders to Las Vegas, where a $1.9 billion stadium project has been approved. A vote by NFL owners on whether to allow the move is possible as soon as January. The Raiders might also have the option of moving to Los Angeles, where they would share a facility with the Rams. Ravens cut Hester • Kick returner Devin Hester was released by the Ravens after the four-time Pro Bowl star struggled in his irst season with the team. He often let the ball

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Members of a group trying to keep the Raiders in Oakland celebrate after clearing a hurdle Tuesday. From left: Fortress Investment managing partner Andrew A. McKnight and former pro football players Rodney Peete, Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen.

drop instead of making a fair catch and after he failed to ield a punt early in Monday’s game against New England, the ball was downed at the 1-yard line and the Patriots got a safety on the next play. He returned only 25 punts and fumbled four times. Hester, 34, was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2014. He has an NFL-record 20 touchdowns on kick returns. Meanwhile, the team announced that former Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland, 29, died after sufering a brain aneurysm. He played in 30 games over three seasons, catching 12 passes for 90 yards. Pouncey’s season is over • Miami put three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey on seasonending injured reserve because of a hip injury. The Dolphins also signed veteran quarterback T.J. Yates to back up Matt Moore on Saturday, against the Jets. No. 1 quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee injury) is out. Yates last played in 2015 with Houston, making two starts. He had ive starts with the Texans in 2011 and has played for Atlanta. Bengals change kickers • Cincinnati released kicker Mike Nugent, who had missed more attempts than anyone in the NFL this season, and acquired former Steelers kicker Randy Bullock of

waivers. Nugent was 23 of 29 on ield-goal attempts and missed ive of his past nine extra-point tries. Bullock was waived by Pittsburgh on Monday, with kicker Chris Boswell back from an injury Bullock has played in 45 NFL games since Houston drafted him in the ifth round in 2012, going 78 of 96 on ield-goal tries. He has missed only four of his 95 extra-point attempts. Local line • Rookie running back Darius Jackson, from Sparta (Ill.) High School, was released by Dallas. That opened a roster spot for the return of running back Darren McFadden from the nonfootball injury list to the active roster. He was the team’s leading rusher last season but sufered a broken elbow in a household accident during the ofseason. That was after the Cowboys drafted Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth pick. Elliott is the NFL’s leading rusher. Jackson, who played at Eastern Michigan, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Cowboys and had been inactive for all 13 games this season. • Chicago signed tight end MyCole Pruitt (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Kirkwood High) to its active roster of Minnesota’s practice squad. Pruitt, a ifth-round draft pick in the 2015 draft, appeared in two games this season for Minnesota, catching one pass for 7 yards. From staf, wire reports

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They finally fired coach Jeff Fisher. It was startling but expected, a move that will ofer great relief to the many Rams fans weary of a conservative coach who had not only lost games, but bored them to death. Indicative of the Rams’ desperation for change is that they made the move just four days before they will play again Thursday in Seattle. This gives interim coach John Fassel, the Rams’ special teams coach, barely time to find his oice. “All of a sudden there’s 100 cameras here and it’s tripping me out,” said Fassel at Monday’s hastily called news conference. The NFL landscape is already buzzing with a list of possible permanent replacement candidates, many of whom would certainly jump at an opening with a deep-pocketed owner, a potentially huge fan base and a new stadium due to open in Inglewood in 2019. Jon Gruden, the ESPN analyst and former Super Bowl champion coach, immediately goes to the top of the list. So do both of the Harbaugh brothers — Michigan’s Jim and the Baltimore Ravens’ John, though Jim Harbaugh says he isn’t interested. There will also be talk of the NFL’s two hottest ofensive coordinators, New England’s Josh McDaniels and Atlanta’s Kyle Shanahan. Whoever is hired, he will be welcomed as if he is the first coach of the new Los Angeles Rams, and his mandate is clear. He must win, and he must entertain, neither of which Fisher did very well. In his five seasons with the Rams, Fisher never had a winning record, and his team’s offense averaged the NFL’s fewest yards and second-fewest points. In his one partial season in Los Angeles, he greeted Hollywood with a sizzling attack that was scoring a league-worst 14.9 points a game. They won three of their first four games, but have lost eight of their last nine. In their last three games they have been outscored 117-45. In what became the final indignation, a 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Falcons scored more touchdowns in the Coliseum in one game (six) than the Rams have scored there all season (five). With his 165th loss, Fisher is

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Los Angeles Rams executive vice president Kevin Demof (left) talks with team owner Stan Kroenke before Sunday’s game against Atlanta.

now tied for the most regularseason coaching defeats in NFL history. Stan Kroenke, the team’s owner, attended Sunday’s game. He heard the boos, saw the empty seats, later read running back Todd Gurley criticize his team’s “middle school ofense” and decided enough was enough. “This is the right time to make a change as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans’ expectations,” said Kroenke in a statement. “We are all focused on improving as an organization and building a team that makes Los Angeles proud. Our mission is to celebrate a Super Bowl title with our fans in Los Angeles. Today is the first step in bringing us closer to that goal.” This was a clear win for Kroenke and Kevin Demof, the Rams’ chief operating officer, who showed they are sensitive to their new fans, aware of their new marketplace and understanding of the need to push the reset button before the town’s welcoming embrace was completely withdrawn. “People are going to put up with ups and downs, what they

want to make sure is that we’re committed to winning and we’re committed to getting it right,” said Demof, who is expected to also dismiss general manager Les Snead after the season. “I think they’ll handle the good days with the bad days as long as they see passion from ownership that wins and losses elicit. I think you see that and feel that from Stan today.” This was a clear loss for the Rams players, many of whom considered Fisher a father figure. Over the last five years they had grown comfortable with him, perhaps leading to the mediocrity that marked his reign. When the media entered the Rams’ locker room Monday afternoon at the team’s training facility in Thousand Oaks, players shouted at the reporters in what appeared to be anger. “It’s very emotional,” quarterback Jared Gof said. “He was very well-liked, very giving, he treated us the right way … and we didn’t do enough for him. It sucks. It’s not fun. We let him down.” From the moment he brought the team to Los Angeles last

winter, Fisher was given every chance to stay. Before the season, the Rams even gave Fisher, who was in the final year of his contract, a two-year extension so he wouldn’t feel like a lame duck and would be rewarded for assisting in the move to L.A. But almost immediately, things went wrong. Fisher began the season benching overall No. 1 draft pick Gof in favor of veteran Case Keenum, trading potential excitement for predictability, and the Rams lost five of their first nine games. When Goff was made a starter in the 10th game, Fisher didn’t trust him, and the Rams lost the next four games with conservative play-calling. In the final weeks of Fisher’s tenure, the coach made more bad news by denying sideline passes to Rams legend Eric Dickerson because Dickerson was critical on his radio show. “It’s easy to stand up here and say you’re going to make a change, the hard part is getting the change right,” Demof said. “We obviously want to win the fans’ trust back.” Monday was a strong start.

Colorado righthander Chad Bettis hopes to be back on the mound for spring training after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Bettis said in a statement Tuesday that he underwent surgery Nov. 29 to have a testicle removed after bloodwork revealed an abnormality. Bettis added that doctors are conident the cancer was isolated and hasn’t spread. “I was completely caught of guard by my diagnosis, but have subsequently found that the vast majority of cases occur in men 20 to 40 years of age, and that the survival rate is 99 percent when contained and caught early,” Bettis said in the statement released through his agent. “This only reinforces my belief that each of us needs to be totally in tune with our own physical health, and that taking action sooner than later when we feel like something is of can sometimes literally be the diference between life and death.” The news was irst reported by ESPN. The Rockies wished him well on the team’s Twitter account as he works toward a return for spring training in February. “My understanding is that I will be physically ready to have a normal spring training, and I greatly look forward to the upcoming season,” Bettis said. “The Rockies and the MLBPA have been great, and I truly appreciate the care and support shown by (general manager) Jef Bridich to both me and my family.” The 27-year-old Bettis was 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA last season. He igures to be an integral part of the 2017 starting rotation under irstyear Colorado manager Bud Black. Report: Owners ratify labor agreement • A person with knowledge of the meeting says baseball owners have ratiied the sport’s new collective bargaining agreement by a 29-1 vote. Speaking on the condition of anonymity because no announcement was made, the person said Tampa Bay Rays managing general partner Stuart Sternberg was the lone dissenting vote during the telephone meeting Tuesday. Players also had been scheduled to hold a ratiication vote. The ive-year deal was agreed to Nov. 30, about 3½ hours before the expiration of the previous contract. Brewers, Angels swap catchers • Milwaukee has acquired Jett Bandy from the Angels and Martin Maldonado is headed back to Los Angeles in an exchange of defensive-minded catchers. The Brewers also sent minor league pitcher Drew Gagnon to Los Angeles in the deal. Bandy hit .234 with eight homers and 25 RBIs in 70 games for Los Angeles after being called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on May 20. The 26-year-old Bandy threw out 17 runners trying to steal, which ranked fourth in the American League and irst among major league rookies (37 percent). Maldonado returns to the organization that drafted him in the 27th round in 2004. He hit .202 last season with eight homers and 21 RBIs. In 69 games behind the plate, Maldonado threw out about 35 percent of base-stealers, which was sixth in the majors. The 30-year-old Maldonado made his debut with the Brewers in 2011, serving most of that time as the backup to Jonathan Lucroy until Lucroy was dealt to Texas over the summer. Elsewhere • Atlanta has agreed to a minor league contract with lefthander John Danks. The 31-year-old Danks was released by the White Sox in May after going 0-4 with a 7.25 ERA in four starts. Danks went a career-best 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA in 2010. But he was plagued by injuries after signing a big contract, going 25-48 over the last ive seasons. ... Ex-Cardinal Ruben Tejada has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Yankees and will report to big league spring training. The 27-year-old split last season between St. Louis and San Francisco; he hit .176 in 23 games with the Cardinals. ... Mets outielder Juan Lagares is expected to be ready for spring training after spraining his right shoulder diving for a ball while playing a winter league game in the Dominican Republic. A 2014 Gold Glove Award winner, Lagares missed nearly two months last season because of a torn thumb ligament. He’s a .269 career hitter. ... Baltimore has signed righthanded reliever Logan Ondrusek to a major league contract. In ive seasons with Cincinnati and one with Baltimore, the 32-year-old Ondrusek is 21-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 288 games, none of them starts. In seven games with Baltimore last season, he had a 9.95 ERA over 6 1/3 innings. Associated Press


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through the pediatric intensive care unit. The teammates did not interrupt naps. They did disrupt one patient’s geometry homework. “Your brother is going to be so mad,” said the mother of a 9-year-old girl who met the men at the door. “I hope you remember this tomorrow,” said a family member of a 13-year old boy who ofered a groggy, post-surgery handshake before he closed his eyes. “Sick flow,” Grichuk said, praising the long hair of a 9-year-old boy who is known around the hospital for flirting with nurses. Grichuk and Lynn disappeared behind the doors of the child and adolescent behavioral health unit. Cameras and reporters were asked to wait outside. Here, Grichuk and Lynn met children living with mental illness, some who commit acts of self harm. One patient in the room asked the two to sign a pillowcase. Another impressed them by listing players on the Cardinals roster in rapid-fire fashion. Another informed her visitors of her dislike for the Cubs. “They made a world of diference,” said Quienton Townsend, a child life specialist who supervised the private visit. And then there was Jonathon Hyatt, a 12-year-old emergencyroom visitor who became the proud owner of a new Nerf Rival. The seventh-grade Cardinals fan was experiencing a painful migraine, perhaps the product of his upcoming finals. “I have to memorize some countries,” he said. Later, a nurse caught up with the caravan. She informed the group that Jonathon’s head stopped hurting after his surprise. Townsend has a phrase for the phenomenon: “Cardinal lovin.’” “Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces when we walked in and gave them their toy, it’s something so small that we can do but it makes such a big impact with them,” Grichuk said in the lobby once his work was complete. The topic shifted to baseball. His warmth gave way to an edge. The Cardinals announced a need for improved defense during their postseason news conference. General manager John Mozeliak ranked finding an athletic center fielder atop his wish list. Shortly after the winter meetings ended, the Cards landed their top target in Cubs free agent Dexter Fowler. Grichuk would be shifting from center to left, where he has logged 4021/3 innings since 2014, but just 27 last season. Grichuk found out about that from family and friends. He first learned Fowler was going from rival to replacement when someone sent him the photo of Fowler boarding a plane for St. Louis. The Cardinals “haven’t told me anything,” he said. Grichuk has reached out to Fowler. He welcomes the new voice in a clubhouse that seemed to lack air last season. “I wouldn’t say it needed shaking up,” he said. “I just think there were a couple of guys, Jedd (Gyorko) and (Brandon) Moss, who kind of fueled the team, kind of had fun, kept things light, not so serious all the time. Obviously, with losing Moss, we kind of needed to add somebody, a personality. I’ve heard Dex is a good personality. Good teammate. Good clubhouse guy. I’m excited to see how it kind of changes how the team goes about it.” Grichuk also praised Fowler’s speed and noted that an outfield that groups him with Fowler and right fielder Stephen Piscotty makes for an impressive unit. It should be one of the best outfields in the National League. “It will be good having a couple of center fielders playing in the same outfield,” he said. Those words were selected carefully. Grichuk hoped a strong finish to 2016 would earn him another shot at the job he started with, lost, then reclaimed. Now he’s lost it again. And he didn’t even get a phone call. “There is a part of me that definitely wishes that I would have had another opportunity to play there, play a full season and be healthy a full season,” Grichuk said.“But we signed him. And he’s a great addition to the team. So, if come spring they say go to left, then I’m more than happy to go. As long as I’m playing, I’m happy.” He’s also motivated. It’s not unusual that a 25-year-old under contract until 2021 received no advance notice of a signing that affects him. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. The man who spent Tuesday delivering gifts has received a new chip for his shoulder. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

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Lack of size no big deal to Hunt Hitchcock praises defenseman’s intelligent play and his ability to get out of trouble BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD st. Louis Post-dispatch

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5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, Blues defenseman Brad Hunt acknowledges that his lack of size has made it diicult to get a serious look in the NHL. The 28-year-old British Columbia native went undrafted, but after a four-year career at Bemidji State University and two years in the American Hockey League finally signed a freeagent contract with Edmonton. He played 21 games with the Oilers but was eventually let go and then signed a two-way contract with the Blues last summer. “That’s something that’s always been there through my professional playing career,” Hunt said. “It’s something that I can’t control, I can’t change, so I don’t worry about it. I just go there and play as hard as I can and do what the coaches want me to do and that’s all I can really control.”

Since being called up from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves last week, Hunt has done that, racking up two assists and plus-2 rating through two games. That earned him a third straight start Tuesday night when the Blues visited the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. “He just moves the puck,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “He gets himself out of trouble, he gets the team out of trouble. He’s a smart player.” Hunt has played with Kevin Shattenkirk in all three games. The seven-year veteran said that Hunt is a perfect partner and said his stature shouldn’t be an issue. “It’s the way this league is moving now,” Shattenkirk said. “Now we have smaller, skilled guys. He’s great on the puck in our D-zone. He’s got a great, long stick and he separates guys from the puck in diferent ways. It’s really about being a smart player and he really has that.” Now that Hunt has caught the

attention of the Blues, his career his looking up. “The past is the past,” he said. “Edmonton gave me a great opportunity, so I’m really thankful to them for that. I just want to come here, kind of a new page, and try to restart things and be here as long as I can.”

PERRON REFLECTS David Perron played in Game No. 600 in his NHL career Tuesday night. As he reflected on that number Tuesday morning, Perron couldn’t help but think back to the concussion that he sufered Nov. 4, 2010, on a hit by San Jose’s Joe Thornton, sidelining him for 97 games. “At the time, you don’t know what’s going to happen,” Perron said. “You see guys that missed that much time that came back and never were the same. You can never know what’s going to happen.” So even though Perron could be closing in on 700 games this

week if not for the injury, he’s focused on the fact that he’s healthy and moving forward. “I’m just fortunate of everything and every little advice I got throughout the way,” Perron said. “I can look that maybe I would have 700 if I didn’t miss those 100 games, but I’m still fortunate I got 600 and I want to keep going. I still want to keep getting better. I’m still only 28 years old and play a lot more games.”

GUNNARSSON ‘CLOSER’ Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury. “Gunny’s close, getting better,” Hitchcock said. “Having one practice to me isn’t an evaluation and I don’t think it’s fair to him to put him in yet. We hope to get a full practice in with Gunny on Wednesday and see if he’s ready for Thursday.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

Blues lose after leading Nashville 3-0

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Nashville Predators right winger James Neal looks for the puck after Blues goalie Jake Allen blocked a shot during the second period.

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The first period saw the Blues pick up goals from Kevin Shattenkirk and Ryan Reaves, who turned into quite the weapon on the road trip. The Blues overcame two early penalties before going up 1-0 on Shattenkirk’s seventh goal of the season with 9:48 left in the first period. Jaden Schwartz, who was playing center Tuesday, won the faceoff back to Vladimir Tarasenko, who dropped it back to Shattenkirk. His shot from the point looked to be headed wide but went off Nashville defenseman Roman Josi and changed directions on goalie Pekka Rinne. The game continued in the same direction, with Reaves picking up his second goal of the season and second in three games with 3:19 left in the period. Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson kept the puck in the ofensive zone, rimming it from the point to the end wall, where Kyle Brodziak stopped it. He had pressure from Predators defenseman PK Subban but was still

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First period B: Shattenkirk 7 (Tarasenko), 10:12. B: Reaves 2 (Brodziak, Edmundson), 16:41. Penalties: Schwartz, STL, (hooking), 1:08; Berglund, STL, (tripping), 7:28. Second period B: Hunt 1 (Tarasenko, Shattenkirk), 1:49 (pp). N: Neal 12 (Johansen), 4:07. N: Forsberg 3 (Arvidsson, Ekholm), 6:22. Penalties: Neal, NSH, (slashing), 0:52; Subban, NSH, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:24; Perron, STL, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:24. Third period N: Johansen 6 (Wilson), 3:04. N: Fisher 6 (Arvidsson, Wilson), 9:02. N: Ribeiro 4 (Fiala, Smith), 10:31. N: Fisher 7 (Watson), 18:38. Penalties: None. Shots on goal Blues 10 8 8 Nashville 9 15 12 Power-plays Blues 1 of 1; Nashville 0 of 2. Goaltenders Blues, Allen 14-6-3 (33 shots-28 saves), Hutton 2-4-1 (2-2). Nashville, Rinne 12-7-4 (26-23). A: 17,113. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Chris Schlenker. Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Shane Heyer.

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able to send a no-look, behindthe-back pass in front to Reaves, who roofed a shot past Rinne. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock considered making a change to the fourth line Tuesday, saying the group needed to show more tenacity. He stuck with them and got what he wanted in the first period, after which the team held its 2-0 lead. The Blues built on that early

in the second with Brad Hunt’s first goal as a Blue. It came on the power play, after Nashville’s James Neal went to the box for slashing just 52 seconds into the period. Hunt was added to the unit Tuesday and was looking forward to the opportunity to play with the Blues’ best offensive players. None better than Tarasenko to set up the goal, dishing to Hunt in the circle, where he ripped a shot shortside. On Reaves’ second and Hunt’s first, the Blues were ahead 3-0 and looked like they would roll to a win, as in New Jersey earlier on the trip. But it didn’t go down like that, as Nashville netted two goals in just 2:15 in the second period. The goals belonged to Neal and Forsberg and the second one in particular was a back-breaker. Nashville had a faceoff in its ofensive zone, and after it was won by Johansen, Neal put a wrist shot on net that had Allen fumbling for a way to make the save. That cut the Blues’ lead to 3-1 and the Preds were far from finished. A couple of moments later,

Forsberg trimmed it to 3-2, beating Allen through the legs. Though the Blues technically still held the lead, and would through the intermission, the two quick strikes by the Predators shifted the momentum. As it turned out, Nashville saved its best for the third period. The Preds needed just 3:04 to even up the score, 3-3, on Johansen’s sixth goal of the year, and only 9:02 to take their first lead of the game, 4-3, on Mike Fisher’s sixth as well. There wasn’t one particular line to blame because each of the Blues’ four lines was on the ice for a goal. The Blues looked lost. Hunt’s goal came on the Blues’ 13th shot of the night, and they had just five the rest of the second period and finished with 11 the rest of the game. Mike Ribeiro handed the Predators a two-goal cushion with 9:29 left in regulation and Fisher scored his second of the game into an empty net to wrap up the Blues’ unsightly loss. Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com


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Grichuk says he hasn’t been told of move FREDERICKSON • FROM B1

through the pediatric intensive care unit. The teammates did not interrupt naps. They did disrupt one patient’s geometry homework. “Your brother is going to be so mad,” said the mother of a 9-year-old girl who met the men at the door. “I hope you remember this tomorrow,” said a family member of a 13-year old boy who ofered a groggy, post-surgery handshake before he closed his eyes. “Sick flow,” Grichuk said, praising the long hair of a 9-year-old boy who is known around the hospital for flirting with nurses. Grichuk and Lynn disappeared behind the doors of the child and adolescent behavioral health unit. Cameras and reporters were asked to wait outside. Here, Grichuk and Lynn met children living with mental illness, some who commit acts of self harm. One patient in the room asked the two to sign a pillowcase. Another impressed them by listing players on the Cardinals roster in rapid-fire fashion. Another informed her visitors of her dislike for the Cubs. “They made a world of diference,” said Quienton Townsend, a child life specialist who supervised the private visit. And then there was Jonathon Hyatt, a 12-year-old emergencyroom visitor who became the proud owner of a new Nerf Rival. The seventh-grade Cardinals fan was experiencing a painful migraine, perhaps the product of his upcoming finals. “I have to memorize some countries,” he said. Later, a nurse caught up with the caravan. She informed the group that Jonathon’s head stopped hurting after his surprise. Townsend has a phrase for the phenomenon: “Cardinal lovin.’” “Seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces when we walked in and gave them their toy, it’s something so small that we can do but it makes such a big impact with them,” Grichuk said in the lobby once his work was complete. The topic shifted to baseball. His warmth gave way to an edge. The Cardinals announced a need for improved defense during their postseason news conference. General manager John Mozeliak ranked finding an athletic center fielder atop his wish list. Shortly after the winter meetings ended, the Cards landed their top target in Cubs free agent Dexter Fowler. Grichuk would be shifting from center to left, where he has logged 4021/3 innings since 2014, but just 27 last season. Grichuk found out about that from family and friends. He first learned Fowler was going from rival to replacement when someone sent him the photo of Fowler boarding a plane for St. Louis. The Cardinals “haven’t told me anything,” he said. Grichuk has reached out to Fowler. He welcomes the new voice in a clubhouse that seemed to lack air last season. “I wouldn’t say it needed shaking up,” he said. “I just think there were a couple of guys, Jedd (Gyorko) and (Brandon) Moss, who kind of fueled the team, kind of had fun, kept things light, not so serious all the time. Obviously, with losing Moss, we kind of needed to add somebody, a personality. I’ve heard Dex is a good personality. Good teammate. Good clubhouse guy. I’m excited to see how it kind of changes how the team goes about it.” Grichuk also praised Fowler’s speed and noted that an outfield that groups him with Fowler and right fielder Stephen Piscotty makes for an impressive unit. It should be one of the best outfields in the National League. “It will be good having a couple of center fielders playing in the same outfield,” he said. Those words were selected carefully. Grichuk hoped a strong finish to 2016 would earn him another shot at the job he started with, lost, then reclaimed. Now he’s lost it again. And he didn’t even get a phone call. “There is a part of me that definitely wishes that I would have had another opportunity to play there, play a full season and be healthy a full season,” Grichuk said.“But we signed him. And he’s a great addition to the team. So, if come spring they say go to left, then I’m more than happy to go. As long as I’m playing, I’m happy.” He’s also motivated. It’s not unusual that a 25-year-old under contract until 2021 received no advance notice of a signing that affects him. That doesn’t mean he has to like it. The man who spent Tuesday delivering gifts has received a new chip for his shoulder. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

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BLUES NOTEBOOK

Lack of size no big deal to Hunt Hitchcock praises defenseman’s intelligent play and his ability to get out of trouble BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD st. Louis Post-dispatch

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5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, Blues defenseman Brad Hunt acknowledges that his lack of size has made it diicult to get a serious look in the NHL. The 28-year-old British Columbia native went undrafted, but after a four-year career at Bemidji State University and two years in the American Hockey League finally signed a freeagent contract with Edmonton. He played 21 games with the Oilers but was eventually let go and then signed a two-way contract with the Blues last summer. “That’s something that’s always been there through my professional playing career,” Hunt said. “It’s something that I can’t control, I can’t change, so I don’t worry about it. I just go there and play as hard as I can and do what the coaches want me to do and that’s all I can really control.”

Since being called up from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves last week, Hunt has done that, racking up two assists and plus-2 rating in two games. That earned him a third straight start Tuesday night when the Blues visited the Nashville Predators, and he scored his first goal as a Blue. “He just moves the puck,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “He gets himself out of trouble, he gets the team out of trouble. He’s a smart player.” Hunt has played with Kevin Shattenkirk in all three games. The seven-year veteran said that Hunt is a perfect partner and said his stature shouldn’t be an issue. “It’s the way this league is moving now,” Shattenkirk said. “Now we have smaller, skilled guys. He’s great on the puck in our D-zone. He’s got a great, long stick and he separates guys from the puck in diferent ways. It’s really about being a smart player and he really has that.” Now that Hunt has caught the

attention of the Blues, his career his looking up. “The past is the past,” he said. “Edmonton gave me a great opportunity, so I’m really thankful to them for that. I just want to come here, kind of a new page, and try to restart things and be here as long as I can.”

PERRON REFLECTS David Perron played in Game No. 600 in his NHL career Tuesday night. As he reflected on that number Tuesday morning, Perron couldn’t help but think back to the concussion that he sufered Nov. 4, 2010, on a hit by San Jose’s Joe Thornton, sidelining him for 97 games. “At the time, you don’t know what’s going to happen,” Perron said. “You see guys that missed that much time that came back and never were the same. You can never know what’s going to happen.” So even though Perron could be closing in on 700 games this

week if not for the injury, he’s focused on the fact that he’s healthy and moving forward. “I’m just fortunate of everything and every little advice I got throughout the way,” Perron said. “I can look that maybe I would have 700 if I didn’t miss those 100 games, but I’m still fortunate I got 600 and I want to keep going. I still want to keep getting better. I’m still only 28 years old and play a lot more games.”

GUNNARSSON ‘CLOSER’ Defenseman Carl Gunnarsson missed his third straight game with a lower-body injury. “Gunny’s close, getting better,” Hitchcock said. “Having one practice to me isn’t an evaluation and I don’t think it’s fair to him to put him in yet. We hope to get a full practice in with Gunny on Wednesday and see if he’s ready for Thursday.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

Blues lose after leading Nashville 3-0

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Nashville Predators right winger James Neal looks for the puck after Blues goalie Jake Allen blocked a shot during the second period.

BLUES • FROM B1

In a season of perplexing play on the road, this one will hold the crown for quite a while, a 6-3 loss to Nashville in a game the Blues led 3-0 on goals by Kevin Shattenkirk, Ryan Reaves and Brad Hunt just 21:49 into the game. But the soft goal from Forsberg continued a barrage of six unanswered goals for the Predators, who seemingly only stopped scoring because the clock ran out. Mike Fisher had two, including an empty-netter, marking the fourth time this season the Blues have allowed five-plus goals on the road. Jake Allen was the Blues’ starter for the fifth time in eight nights and was chased from the game after giving up five goals on 33 shots. “What are you going to say?” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “You win as a team and you lose as a team.” This loss ended the Blues’ four-game road trip with a record of 1-3. They will return home for three games, starting with New Jersey on Thursday at Scottrade Center. The Blues looked like they were going to walk away with a win Tuesday, opening a 3-0 lead just 22 minutes into the game. The first period saw the Blues

PREDATORS 6, BLUES 3 Blues Nashville

2 0

1 2

0 4

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First period B: Shattenkirk 7 (Tarasenko), 10:12. B: Reaves 2 (Brodziak, Edmundson), 16:41. Penalties: Schwartz, STL, (hooking), 1:08; Berglund, STL, (tripping), 7:28. Second period B: Hunt 1 (Tarasenko, Shattenkirk), 1:49 (pp). N: Neal 12 (Johansen), 4:07. N: Forsberg 3 (Arvidsson, Ekholm), 6:22. Penalties: Neal, NSH, (slashing), 0:52; Subban, NSH, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:24; Perron, STL, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:24. Third period N: Johansen 6 (Wilson), 3:04. N: Fisher 6 (Arvidsson, Wilson), 9:02. N: Ribeiro 4 (Fiala, Smith), 10:31. N: Fisher 7 (Watson), 18:38. Penalties: None. Shots on goal Blues 10 8 8 Nashville 9 15 12 Power-plays Blues 1 of 1; Nashville 0 of 2. Goaltenders Blues, Allen 14-6-3 (33 shots-28 saves), Hutton 2-4-1 (2-2). Nashville, Rinne 12-7-4 (26-23). A: 17,113. Referees: Gord Dwyer, Chris Schlenker. Linesmen: Brandon Gawryletz, Shane Heyer.

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pick up goals from Shattenkirk and Reaves. Shattenkirk’s seventh goal of the season, a point shot that went in off Nashville defenseman Roman Josi, gave the club a 1-0 lead with 9:48 left in the first period. Reaves then picked up his second goal of the season and second in three games for a 2-0 lead with 3:19 left in the period. He took a no-look, behind-theback pass from Kyle Brodziak and roofed a shot past Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.

The Blues built on that early in the second with Hunt’s first goal as a Blue. After being added to the power-play unit Tuesday, he took a pass from Vladimir Tarasenko and ripped a shot short-side on Rinne. But after James Neal finally put Nashville on the board, Forsberg livened the building with his goal. “That happens at times and we do that to teams sometimes,” Blues forward Jaden Schwartz said. “It’s never a good feeling when it happens to you. We’ve got to find a way to calm down, relax, and find a way to pull the momentum back in our favor with some good shifts. They just got some momentum in the second period and they ran with it.” Though the Blues technically still held the lead, and would through the intermission, the two quick strikes by the Predators shifted the momentum. As it turned out, Nashville saved its best for the third period. The Preds needed just 3:04 to even up the score, 3-3, on Ryan Johansen’s sixth goal of the year, and only 9:02 to take their first lead of the game, 4-3, on Fisher’s sixth. On that goal, Patrik Berglund broke his stick slashing Nashville’s Colin Wilson, who fed Fisher for the go-ahead goal.

“He was patient and put it right around me,” said defenseman Joel Edmundson, who was defending the 2 on 1. “I take responsibility for that one.” There was blame to go around Tuesday because each of the Blues’ four lines was on the ice for a goal. “I thought we got outworked at the puck,” Hitchcock said. “I think we made some big errors in our own zone with the puck and they took advantage of. You can’t play like that under the pressure. It just seemed that the third period we ran out of gas.” Hunt’s goal came on the Blues’ 13th shot of the night and they had just five the rest of the second period and 13 the rest of the way. Mike Ribeiro put the nail in with 9:29 left in regulation and Fisher added the empty-netter, handing the Blues an unsightly loss. “It’s always tough being at the end of a road trip, but we’ve been a good road team here over the past few years,” Alex Pietrangelo said. “We can’t use that as an excuse. It’s a night where we needed everyone to chip in. We win on back-tobacks, it’s no diferent. We can’t use that as an excuse.” Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com


SPORTS

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NHL STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS Tuesday Nashville 6, Blues 3 Chicago 2, NY Rangers 1 Buffalo 6, Los Angeles 3 Washington 4, NY Islanders 2 Carolina 8, Vancouver 6 Arizona 4, Detroit 1 San Jose 3, Toronto 2, SO Minnesota 5, Florida 1 Anaheim at Dallas, 7:30 late Columbus at Edmonton, late

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

GP 31 28 30 28 32 30 27 GP 29 29 31 31 28 30 29

W 19 16 16 13 13 11 11 W 17 15 15 16 14 12 10

L 8 8 10 11 16 13 15 L 11 9 11 13 12 16 14

OT 4 4 4 4 3 6 1 OT 1 5 5 2 2 2 5

Pts 42 36 36 30 29 28 23 Pts 35 35 35 34 30 26 25

GF 83 80 82 84 82 75 60 GF 71 81 93 81 74 73 66

L 6 11 12 13 13 13 11 11 L 7 10 7 10 5 10 11 12

OT 4 2 2 2 4 4 6 6 OT 3 1 3 3 4 6 6 5

Pts 42 34 34 30 30 30 28 28 Pts 41 41 39 39 38 30 30 27

GF 92 70 71 81 71 71 81 62 GF 104 106 76 101 87 69 77 73

GA Home Away 71 12-2-3 7-6-1 57 10-3-0 6-5-4 85 12-1-3 4-9-1 81 10-2-2 3-9-2 96 8-6-1 5-10-2 96 7-4-2 4-9-4 86 4-8-1 7-7-0 GA Home Away 63 10-4-0 7-7-1 75 10-4-1 5-5-4 85 7-6-1 8-5-4 86 7-7-0 9-6-2 76 10-4-1 4-8-1 94 8-5-1 4-11-1 91 6-5-2 4-9-3

Div 6-4-0 4-3-2 6-4-2 8-5-0 7-4-1 7-7-2 4-8-0 Div 4-4-1 8-2-2 4-3-1 4-4-1 5-3-0 3-3-1 4-3-4

GA 64 78 71 81 81 82 87 75 GA 84 72 61 94 56 82 82 85

Div 8-1-3 6-5-0 8-5-0 6-3-1 2-6-2 6-5-2 5-3-1 3-5-2 Div 6-3-0 7-4-0 3-4-2 3-2-0 4-0-0 2-1-1 2-5-1 3-5-2

Monday Pittsburgh 7, Arizona 0 Boston 2, Montreal 1, OT Wednesday San Jose at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Thursday Chicago at NY Islanders, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Boston, 6 p.m. Arizona at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Blues, 7 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 7 p.m. NY Rangers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

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

GP 29 29 30 29 30 30 28 28 GP 29 31 28 31 26 28 29 28

W 19 16 16 14 13 13 11 11 W 19 20 18 18 17 12 12 11

M 1 • WeDneSDAy • 12.14.2016

Home 14-1-2 9-5-2 7-7-0 7-5-1 6-8-3 8-5-0 8-5-1 6-6-3 Home 12-2-1 11-5-1 11-4-0 11-5-2 10-3-1 8-1-2 8-3-0 9-5-4

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

Tuesday Cleveland 103, Memphis 86 Orlando 131, Atlanta 120 Golden State 113, New Orleans 109 Minnesota 99, Chicago 94 New York at Phoenix, late Oklahoma City at Portland, late Monday Indiana 110, Charlotte 94 Miami 112, Washington 101 Toronto 122, Milwaukee 100 Houston 122, Brooklyn 118 Dallas 112, Denver 92 LA Clippers 121, Portland 120 Sacramento 116, LA Lakers 92 Wednesday Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 6 p.m. LA Clippers at Orlando, 6 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. LA Lakers at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m. Boston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Thursday Chicago at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Portland at Denver, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New York at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

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

W 17 14 13 6 6 W 14 12 11 9 8 W 18 13 13 13 11

L 7 10 11 17 18 L 11 13 15 14 17 L 5 11 12 13 12

Pct .708 .583 .542 .261 .250 Pct .560 .480 .423 .391 .320 Pct .783 .542 .520 .500 .478

GB — 3 4 10½ 11 GB — 2 3½ 4 6 GB — 5½ 6 6½ 7

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

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

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

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

Conf 10-3 6-7 10-5 2-10 4-11 Conf 9-7 10-6 6-10 6-9 4-11 Conf 14-4 9-5 6-7 8-8 7-8

Away 13-1 10-5 7-5 3-9 1-11 Away 5-4 7-5 5-10 6-9 4-9 Away 13-2 9-3 4-9 4-10 4-10

Conf 10-3 12-4 11-3 4-15 3-11 Conf 7-5 10-7 8-9 5-9 3-11 Conf 16-4 13-3 6-7 6-13 3-13

WESTERN CONFERENCE

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

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

Blackhawks slip past Rangers

Warriors roll on, beat Pelicans

Friday NY Islanders at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 8 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

W 19 18 17 8 6 W 15 15 12 9 7 W 22 18 9 10 7

L 5 7 9 18 18 L 9 10 14 16 18 L 4 7 15 17 17

Pct .792 .720 .654 .308 .250 Pct .625 .600 .462 .360 .280 Pct .846 .720 .375 .370 .292

GB — 1½ 3 12 13 GB — ½ 4 6½ 8½ GB — 3½ 12 12½ 14

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

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

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

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Artem Anisimov scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period to lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the New York Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Trevor van Riemsdyk also scored as the Central Division leaders improved to 3-0-1 in their last four games. Scott Darling stopped 33 shots, upping his record to 7-2-2. Artemi Panarin had two assists and Anisimov had one as Chicago got even with New York following a 1-0 overtime loss at home to the Rangers last Friday. Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers and Antti Raanta, starting for the fourth straight game, made 24 saves. Raanta had won three consecutive starts, including shutouts in the last two. New York had won four of its last five. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was activated from injured reserve earlier in the day after missing nine games with an upper-body injury. Anisimov broke a 1-1 tie with 1:09 left in the middle period. As Brian Campbell skated past the left side of the net he sent a centering pass in front to Anisimov, who fired it past Raanta for his 13th goal.

NOTEBOOK Hand surgery sidelines Coyotes’ Domi • Arizona forward Max Domi will be out indefinitely after having surgery on his right hand. The Coyotes said in a statement that Domi had surgery Tuesday and is expected to return this season. Domi was injured in a fight with Calgary’s

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chicago winger Tyler Motte (64) collides with the Rangers’ Marc Staal in the third period of the Blackhawks’ 2-1 win.

Garnet Hathaway last Thursday. The 21-year-old had a superb rookie season, finishing with 18 goals and 34 assists. Domi has five goals and 11 assists in 26 games this season for the struggling Coyotes. Carolina’s Staal returns • The Hurricanes have activated center Jordan Staal from injured reserve after he missed seven games with a concussion. Staal had a goal and an assist as Carolina scored six unanswered third-period goals in a wild 8-6 win over visiting Vancouver on Tuesday night. The 28-yearold Staal now has six goals and five assists in 21 games this season.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Golden State’s Stephen Curry (right) dribbles past New Orleans’ Anthony Davis on Tuesday night. Curry scored 30 points in his team’s 113-109 victory. Davis had 29 points.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL SUMMARIES Blackhawks 2, Rangers 1

Capitals 4, Islanders 2

Coyotes 4, Red Wings 1

Chicago 0 2 0 — 2 NY Rangers 0 1 0 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Skjei, NYR, (hooking), 4:07. Second period: 1, Chicago, Van riemsdyk 1 (Panarin, Anisimov), 5:18. 2, NY Rangers, Fast 3 (Lindberg), 8:15. 3, Chicago, Anisimov 13 (Panarin, Campbell), 18:51. Penalties: Kreider, NYR, (boarding), 12:14; Chicago bench, served by Panik (too many men on the ice), 12:14. Third period: None. Penalties: None. Shots: Chicago 11-7-8: 26. NY Rangers 7-16-11: 34. Power-plays: Chicago 0 of 1; . Goalies: Chicago, Darling 7-2-2 (34 shots-33 saves). NY Rangers, Raanta 8-2-0 (26-24). A: 18,006. Referees: Dan O’Rourke, Francois St Laurent. Linesmen: Darren Gibbs, Brian Murphy.

Washington 0 2 2 — 4 NY Islanders 1 1 0 — 2 First period: 1, NY Islanders, Nelson 7 (Seidenberg, Clutterbuck), 9:32. Penalties: Clutterbuck, NYI, (slashing), 12:17; Backstrom, WSH, (tripping), 15:49. Second period: 2, Washington, Connolly 3 (Vrana, Eller), 2:09. 3, Washington, Williams 6 (Kuznetsov, Vrana), 7:37 (pp). 4, NY Islanders, Kulemin 3 (Cizikas, Leddy), 10:41. Penalties: Chimera, NYI, (high sticking), 6:08. Third period: 5, Washington, Niskanen 1 (Orlov, Johansson), 1:34. 6, Washington, Niskanen 2 (Carlson, Kuznetsov), 18:02 (pp). Penalties: Hamonic, NYI, (tripping), 16:47; Wilson, WSH, (tripping), 19:10. Shots: Washington 14-10-14: 38. NY Islanders 12-4-12: 28. Power-plays: Washington 2 of 3; NY Islanders 0 of 2. Goalies: Washington, Holtby 14-6-2 (28 shots26 saves). NY Islanders, Halak 5-8-5 (38-34). A: 12,730. Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Brad Watson. Linesmen: John Grandt, Brian Mach.

Arizona 2 1 1 — 4 Detroit 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Arizona, Deangelo 3 (Ekman-larsson, Rieder), 2:01 (pp). 2, Detroit, Athanasiou 5 (Vanek, Nyquist), 16:12. 3, Arizona, Crouse 2 (Vrbata), 19:44. Penalties: Marchenko, DET, (tripping), 1:22; Crouse, ARI, (tripping), 3:37; Kronwall, DET, (tripping), 5:25. Second period: 4, Arizona, Mcginn 5 (Chychrun, Holland), 2:39. Penalties: Mantha, DET, Major (fighting), 8:26; Schenn, ARI, Major (fighting), 8:26; Dvorak, ARI, (holding), 12:39; Schenn, ARI, (delay of game), 15:20. Third period: 5, Arizona, Mcginn 6 (Holland, Duclair), 11:27. Penalties: Crouse, ARI, (high sticking), 17:28. Shots: Arizona 6-9-4: 19. Detroit 7-13-18: 38. Power-plays: Arizona 1 of 2; Detroit 0 of 4. Goalies: Arizona, Smith 6-4-4 (38 shots-37 saves). Detroit, Howard 5-6-1 (19-15). A: 20,027.

Hurricanes 8, Canucks 6 Vancouver 1 4 1 — 6 Carolina 2 0 6 — 8 First period: 1, Carolina, Aho 5 (Pesce, Stempniak), 5:27. 2, Vancouver, Baertschi 5 (Burrows, Horvat), 7:35. 3, Carolina, Skinner 10 (Hanifin, Ryan), 9:25 (pp). Penalties: Gudbranson, VAN, (charging), 8:06; Sbisa, VAN, Major (fighting), 14:51; Hainsey, CAR, Major (fighting), 14:51. Second period: 4, Vancouver, Burrows 5 (Baertschi, Tryamkin), 4:11. 5, Vancouver, Granlund 6 (Eriksson), 5:24. 6, Vancouver, Hutton 4 (Sutter), 8:47. 7, Vancouver, Baertschi 6 (Sedin, Sedin), 14:19. Penalties: Lindholm, CAR, (holding), 12:11; Gudbranson, VAN, (hooking), 16:25; Burrows, VAN, (holding), 20:00. Third period: 8, Carolina, Skinner 11 (Rask, Ryan), 1:16 (pp). 9, Carolina, Hainsey 2 (Rask, Faulk), 4:14. 10, Carolina, Rask 10 (Ryan, Skinner), 4:38. 11, Carolina, Faulk 4 (Staal, Lindholm), 5:56. 12, Carolina, Staal 6 (Lindholm, Nordstrom), 12:38. 13, Vancouver, Sutter 7 (Gudbranson), 14:10. 14, Carolina, Stempniak 6 (Faulk), 19:02. Penalties: Lindholm, CAR, (tripping), 15:37. Shots: VAN 7-17-10: 34. Carolina 11-10-15: 36. Power-plays: VAN 0 of 2; Carolina 2 of 3. Goalies: Vancouver, Markstrom 6-7-2 (5 shots-4 saves), Miller 6-9-0 (30-24). Carolina, Leighton 2-1-0 (16-13), Ward 9-8-5 (18-15). A: 11,721.

Sharks 3, Maple Leafs 2, SO San Jose 0 0 2 0 — 3 Toronto 1 1 0 0 — 2 First period: 1, Toronto, Hyman 5 (Nylander, Matthews), 6:58. Penalties: Martin, TOR, (boarding), 2:21; Polak, TOR, (slashing), 11:12; San Jose bench, served by Labanc (too many men on the ice), 15:23; Gardiner, TOR, (holding), 15:30; Karlsson, SJ, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:30. Second period: 2, Toronto, Matthews 13 (Nylander, Gardiner), 7:46 (pp). Penalties: Kadri, TOR, (interference), 3:31; Wingels, SJ, (holding), 6:17; Nieto, SJ, (interference), 6:40; Smith, TOR, (holding), 10:37. Third period: 3, San Jose, Braun 1 (Karlsson, Tierney), 12:43. 4, San Jose, Pavelski 9 (Burns, Marleau), 14:50 (pp). Penalties: Carrick, TOR, served by Marner, (boarding), 3:02; Hunwick, TOR, (interference), 14:46. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout: San Jose 1 (Couture G), Toronto 0 (Marner NG, Matthews NG, Soshnikov NG). Shots: San Jose 14-12-13-3: 42. Toronto 13-7-9-2: 31. Power-plays: San Jose 1 of 6; Toronto 1 of 3. Goalies: San Jose, Jones 14-10-1 (31 shots-29 saves). Toronto, Andersen 11-7-5 (42-40). A: 19,380.

Sabres 6, Kings 3 Los Angeles 1 1 1 — 3 Buffalo 0 4 2 — 6 First period: 1, Los Angeles, Kopitar 3 (Muzzin, Lewis), 3:00. Penalties: O’reilly, BUF, (interference), 5:27; Muzzin, LA, (high sticking), 5:27; Lewis, LA, (high sticking), 17:11. Second period: 2, Los Angeles, Carter 13 (Toffoli, Forbort), 7:34. 3, Buffalo, O’reilly 7 (Ristolainen), 9:31. 4, Buffalo, Eichel 4 (Okposo, Moulson), 13:36. 5, Buffalo, Gionta 7 (Falk, Larsson), 13:48. 6, Buffalo, Eichel 5 (Okposo, Moulson), 15:44. Penalties: Kane, BUF, (roughing), 5:58; Andreoff, LA, (roughing), 5:58; Falk, BUF, Major (fighting), 18:30; Pearson, LA, Major (fighting), 18:30. Third period: 7, Los Angeles, Carter 14, 4:03. 8, Buffalo, Kane 4 (Okposo, Eichel), 15:42. 9, Buffalo, Reinhart 6 (Ristolainen), 19:34. Penalties: None. Shots: Los Angeles 13-6-14: 33. Buffalo 10-9-7: 26. Power-plays: ; Buffalo 0 of 1. Goalies: Los Angeles, Zatkoff 1-5-0 (3 shots-2 saves), Budaj 13-7-2 (22-18). Buffalo, Lehner 6-9-4 (33-30). A: 18,375. Referees: Kevin Pollock, Garrett Rank. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Mark Shewchyk.

Wild 5, Panthers 1 Florida 0 0 1 — 1 Minnesota 1 2 2 — 5 First period: 1, Minnesota, Parise 5 (Brodin, Pominville), 11:19. Penalties: Coyle, MIN, (roughing), 1:57; Jagr, FLA, (hooking), 2:35; Brodin, MIN, (hooking), 2:46; Gabriel, MIN, served by Stewart, (interference), 8:36; Gabriel, MIN, Major (fighting), 8:36; Mcilrath, FLA, Major (fighting), 8:36. Second period: 2, Minnesota, Haula 5 (Coyle, Niederreiter), 4:11. 3, Minnesota, Staal 7 (Pominville, Spurgeon), 9:46. Penalties: Suter, MIN, (high sticking), 0:58; Suter, MIN, (slashing), 14:09. Third period: 4, Minnesota, Koivu 7 (Granlund, Zucker), 6:04. 5, Minnesota, Zucker 6 (Dumba, Brodin), 8:26. 6, Florida, Mcilrath 1 (Marchessault, Smith), 15:36. Penalties: Mcilrath, FLA, Major (fighting), 2:12; Stewart, MIN, Major (fighting), 2:12; Matheson, FLA, (high sticking), 11:27. Shots: Florida 13-10-7: 30. Minnesota 5-8-9: 22. Power-plays: Florida 0 of 5; Minnesota 0 of 1. Goalies: Florida, Reimer 3-4-2 (5 shots-5 saves), Luongo 10-9-2 (17-12). Minnesota, Dubnyk 14-6-3 (30-29). A: 18,754. Referees: Dan O’Halloran, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Mark Wheler.

Leaders

Through Monday’s games

GOAL SCORING Sidney Crosby PIT David Pastrnak BOS Patrik Laine WPG Marian Hossa CHI Wayne Simmonds PHI Mark Scheifele WPG Vladimir Tarasenko STL Leon Draisaitl EDM Michael Grabner NYR Nikita Kucherov TB Alex Ovechkin WAS Artem Anisimov CHI Brent Burns SJ Jeff Carter LA Marcus Johansson WAS Ryan Kesler ANA Evgeni Malkin PIT Auston Matthews TOR Max Pacioretty MON James van Riemsdyk TOR

GP 23 25 32 29 31 29 29 31 29 28 27 29 28 27 27 29 29 27 29 27

G 21 18 17 15 15 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

ASSISTS Connor McDavid EDM Ryan Getzlaf ANA Phil Kessel PIT Jakub Voracek PHI Claude Giroux PHI Patrick Kane CHI Erik Karlsson OTT Evgeni Malkin PIT Nikolaj Ehlers WPG Andrei Markov MON Corey Perry ANA Tyler Seguin DAL Duncan Keith CHI Vladimir Tarasenko STL Cam Atkinson CBJ Nikita Kucherov TB Kris Letang PIT Brad Marchand BOS Joe Pavelski SJ Alexander Radulov MON

GP 31 26 29 31 31 30 29 29 32 29 29 30 30 29 26 28 24 30 28 27

A 27 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17

GOALTENDERS GOALS AGAINST A. Stolarz PHI Devan Dubnyk MIN Antti Raanta NYR P. Grubauer WAS J. Howard DET Juuse Saros NAS Carey Price MON Matt Murray PIT Tuukka Rask BOS S. Bobrovsky CBJ Chad Johnson CAL C. McElhinney CBJ Braden Holtby WAS Martin Jones SJ A. Bibeau TOR Scott Darling CHI Aaron Dell SJ Peter Budaj LA R. Luongo FLA Cam Ward CAR

GPI 2 22 11 6 14 3 20 13 21 23 18 4 21 24 1 12 5 24 20 22

MIN 122 1327 617 360 713 176 1268 717 1330 1331 1090 236 1268 1384 57 623 277 1322 1208 1331

GA 3 36 17 10 20 5 36 22 39 44 36 8 44 48 2 22 10 48 45 50

AVG 1.46 1.63 1.65 1.67 1.68 1.7 1.79 1.84 1.85 1.98 1.98 2.03 2.08 2.08 2.11 2.12 2.16 2.18 2.24 2.25

Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant added 27 to go with a big block on an Anthony Davis shot in the final minute and the Golden State Warriors held off the host New Orleans Pelicans 113-109 on Tuesday night. The Warriors have won six of their last seven games and their record, now 22-4, is the NBA’s best. Draymond Green recorded a tripledouble (12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) and it was the last of his four steals — on Davis in the waning seconds — that sealed the victory. Davis angrily contended he’d been fouled, only to be assessed a technical foul. Klay Thompson added 17 points for the Warriors, who hit 14 3-pointers — five by Curry. Davis finished with 28 points, five

blocked shots and two steals but turned the ball over six times. Langston Galloway scored 20 points for New Orleans.

NOTEBOOK Cavs to rest key players • Kevin Love scored 29 points and LeBron James added 23 points as the host Cleveland Cavaliers won their fifth straight, 103-86 over Memphis. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue gave guard Kyrie Irving the night of and said after the game that James, Irving and Kevin Love will not travel for the teams’ rematch Wednesday night in Memphis. Cleveland plans to start Smith, DeAndre Liggins, Iman Shumpert, James Jones and Tristan Thompson. Rondo sidelined • Guard Rajon Rondo did not play in Chicago’s 99-94 loss at home to Minnesota because of a sprained ankle.

NBA SUMMARIES Warriors 113, Pelicans 109

Cavaliers 103, Grizzlies 86

Leaders

Golden State: Durant 10-19 6-7 27, Green 4-12 2-2 12, McGee 4-5 1-2 9, Curry 11-23 3-4 30, Thompson 6-16 3-4 17, West 1-4 0-0 2, Looney 0-0 0-0 0, Livingston 2-5 0-0 4, Clark 2-6 0-0 6, McCaw 0-0 0-0 0, Iguodala 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 42-95 15-19 113. New Orleans: Hill 5-10 0-0 12, Davis 10-14 7-8 28, Ajinca 0-1 0-0 0, Holiday 3-12 3-6 10, Hield 3-7 0-0 7, Williams 1-3 2-2 5, T.Jones 4-6 0-0 8, Frazier 5-9 0-0 13, Galloway 6-14 3-3 20, Moore 2-6 2-2 6. Totals 39-82 17-21 109. Golden State 29 29 37 18 — 113 New Orleans 35 30 29 15 — 109 3-point goals: Golden State 14-34 (Curry 5-9, Clark 2-4, Green 2-5, Iguodala 2-5, Thompson 2-8, Durant 1-3), New Orleans 14-35 (Galloway 5-12, Frazier 3-4, Hill 2-4, Davis 1-1, Williams 1-2, Hield 1-3, Holiday 1-5, T.Jones 0-1, Moore 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Golden State 45 (Green 12), New Orleans 45 (T.Jones 10). Assists: Golden State 30 (Green 10), New Orleans 26 (Frazier 8). Total fouls: Golden State 12, New Orleans 18. Technicals: Davis.

Memphis: T.Williams 6-16 0-0 13, Randolph 9-15 0-0 18, Green 1-10 0-0 2, Harrison 4-11 4-5 13, Allen 4-9 0-1 8, Martin 3-4 2-2 8, Davis 3-3 0-1 6, Douglas 2-7 0-0 4, Carter 1-4 0-0 3, Daniels 1-6 2-2 5, Baldwin 1-1 4-4 6. Totals 35-86 12-15 86. Cleveland: James 9-17 5-8 23, Love 9-17 8-8 29, Thompson 3-6 0-0 6, Liggins 1-7 0-2 3, Smith 8-17 1-2 23, Jefferson 1-3 0-0 2, Frye 2-6 3-3 8, Andersen 0-0 0-0 0, Felder 1-2 0-0 2, McRae 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Shumpert 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 37-81 17-23 103. Memphis 20 23 15 28 — 86 Cleveland 32 26 15 30 — 103 3-point goals: Memphis 4-22 (Carter 1-4, T.Williams 1-4, Harrison 1-5, Daniels 1-5, Randolph 0-1, Green 0-1, Douglas 0-2), Cleveland 12-31 (Smith 6-10, Love 3-6, Liggins 1-3, Shumpert 1-3, Frye 1-4, Jefferson 0-1, James 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Memphis 43 (Martin 10), Cleveland 46 (Love 13). Assists: Memphis 19 (Harrison, Carter 4), Cleveland 21 (James 8). Total fouls: Memphis 23, Cleveland 16. Technicals: Memphis coach David Fizdale. A: 20,562 (20,562).

SCORING Westbrook, OKC Davis, NOR Cousins, SAC Harden, HOU DeRozan, TOR Lillard, POR Thomas, BOS Durant, GOL Butler, CHI Curry, GOL James, CLE Leonard, SAN Irving, CLE Wall, WAS Hayward, UTA Walker, CHA McCollum, POR Anthony, NYK Antetokounmpo, MIL Wiggins, MIN

Magic 131, Hawks 120 Orlando: Fournier 11-15 0-1 23, Gordon 3-6 0-0 7, Ibaka 11-18 3-3 29, Biyombo 3-4 1-2 7, Augustin 1-4 0-0 3, Rudez 0-3 0-0 0, Green 6-14 3-3 16, Onuaku 0-0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0-1 0-0 0, Payton 9-12 5-7 26, Meeks 7-10 2-4 20, Hezonja 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 51-87 14-20 131. Atlanta: Sefolosha 6-11 4-4 17, Millsap 6-12 3-3 17, Howard 9-10 2-3 20, Schroder 7-16 2-2 19, Hardaway Jr. 4-12 3-3 12, Bembry 0-0 0-0 0, Bazemore 2-9 1-2 5, Prince 2-2 0-0 4, Muscala 3-8 0-0 6, Delaney 2-4 4-4 8, Korver 4-6 0-0 12. Totals 45-90 19-21 120. Orlando 35 37 27 32 — 131 Atlanta 34 28 34 24 — 120 3-point goals: Orlando 15-34 (Meeks 4-6, Ibaka 4-8, Payton 3-3, Gordon 1-3, Augustin 1-3, Fournier 1-4, Green 1-4, Rudez 0-3), Atlanta 11-29 (Korver 4-5, Schroder 3-5, Millsap 2-5, Sefolosha 1-3, Hardaway Jr. 1-6, Delaney 0-1, Muscala 0-1, Bazemore 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Orlando 28 (Biyombo 9), Atlanta 45 (Howard 16). Assists: Orlando 36 (Payton 14), Atlanta 29 (Schroder 13). Total fouls: Orlando 17, Atlanta 16. Technicals: Atlanta defensive three second, Atlanta team, Howard. A: 13,585 (18,118).

T’Wolves 99, Bulls 94 Minnesota: Wiggins 8-17 5-6 23, Towns 6-21 3-4 16, Dieng 7-12 1-2 16, Rubio 3-6 4-4 11, LaVine 10-18 3-4 24, Muhammad 2-5 1-2 5, Bjelica 0-2 0-0 0, Aldrich 1-2 0-0 2, Dunn 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 38-86 17-22 99. Chicago: Gibson 5-11 0-0 10, Lopez 7-9 0-0 14, Grant 3-6 0-0 8, Wade 4-13 3-6 12, Butler 9-22 8-9 27, McDermott 4-8 0-0 8, Mirotic 1-5 3-4 5, Felicio 2-4 0-0 4, Canaan 3-9 0-0 6. Totals 38-87 14-19 94. Minnesota 22 30 26 21 — 99 Chicago 38 18 19 19 — 94 3-point goals: Minnesota 6-21 (Wiggins 2-4, Rubio 1-1, Dieng 1-2, LaVine 1-4, Towns 1-8, Bjelica 0-1, Dunn 0-1), Chicago 4-15 (Grant 2-2, Butler 1-2, Wade 1-3, McDermott 0-1, Canaan 0-3, Mirotic 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Minnesota 49 (Towns 12), Chicago 42 (Butler 9). Assists: Minnesota 24 (Rubio 10), Chicago 20 (Wade 8). Total fouls: Minnesota 14, Chicago 16. Technicals: Wade 2. Ejected: Wade. A: 21,146 (20,917).

FG PERCENTAGE Gobert, UTA Jordan, LAC Capela, HOU Howard, ATL Adams, OKC Kanter, OKC Gortat, WAS Gibson, CHI Booker, Bro Jokic, DEN REBOUNDS Whiteside, MIA Drummond, DET Jordan, LAC Howard, ATL Gortat, WAS Gobert, UTA Davis, NOR Vucevic, ORL Cousins, SAC Westbrook, OKC ASSISTS Harden, HOU Westbrook, OKC Paul, LAC Wall, WAS James, CLE Frazier, NOR Lowry, TOR

Through Monday’s games G 24 23 24 25 24 26 21 25 23 25 21 24 22 21 18 25 26 24 23 24

FG 100 110 135 123 109 123 107 123 100 94

FG 249 247 234 206 235 229 168 225 179 205 194 198 197 182 135 204 218 194 189 186

FT 206 197 171 218 188 190 164 148 204 131 103 149 77 110 117 98 81 102 121 126 FGA 149 171 215 202 187 218 192 225 183 173

PTS 747 704 680 703 670 719 546 646 589 635 526 592 526 502 419 571 590 538 512 533

AVG 31.1 30.6 28.3 28.1 27.9 27.7 26.0 25.8 25.6 25.4 25.0 24.7 23.9 23.9 23.3 22.8 22.7 22.4 22.3 22.2 PCT .671 .643 .628 .609 .583 .564 .557 .547 .546 .543

G OFF DEF TOT AVG 25 107 252 359 14.4 25 93 247 340 13.6 25 88 228 316 12.6 23 100 185 285 12.4 23 77 195 272 11.8 25 82 209 291 11.6 23 44 218 262 11.4 24 60 203 263 11.0 24 58 204 262 10.9 24 53 208 261 10.9 G 25 24 25 21 21 25 24

AST 289 265 240 200 191 189 176

AVG 11.6 11.0 9.6 9.5 9.1 7.6 7.3


SPORTS

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NHL STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS

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

GP 31 28 30 28 31 32 27 GP 29 30 32 31 28 30 29

W 19 16 16 13 12 13 11 W 17 15 15 16 14 12 10

L 8 8 10 11 13 16 15 L 11 10 12 13 12 16 14

OT 4 4 4 4 6 3 1 OT 1 5 5 2 2 2 5

Pts 42 36 36 30 30 29 23 Pts 35 35 35 34 30 26 25

GF 83 80 82 84 81 82 60 GF 71 83 94 81 74 73 66

L 6 11 12 13 13 13 11 11 L 7 10 5 7 10 10 11 12

OT 4 2 2 2 4 4 6 6 OT 3 1 4 3 3 6 6 5

Pts 42 34 34 30 30 30 28 28 Pts 41 41 40 39 39 30 30 27

GF 92 70 71 81 71 71 81 62 GF 104 106 90 76 101 69 77 73

GA Home Away 71 12-2-3 7-6-1 57 10-3-0 6-5-4 85 12-1-3 4-9-1 81 10-2-2 3-9-2 98 8-4-2 4-9-4 96 8-6-1 5-10-2 86 4-8-1 7-7-0 GA Home Away 63 10-4-0 7-7-1 81 10-4-1 5-6-4 88 7-7-1 8-5-4 86 7-7-0 9-6-2 76 10-4-1 4-8-1 94 8-5-1 4-11-1 91 6-5-2 4-9-3

Div 6-4-0 4-3-2 6-4-2 8-5-0 7-7-2 7-4-1 4-8-0 Div 4-4-1 8-2-2 4-3-1 4-4-1 5-3-0 3-3-1 4-3-4

GA 64 78 71 81 81 82 87 75 GA 84 72 57 61 94 82 82 85

Div 8-1-3 6-5-0 8-5-0 6-3-1 2-6-2 6-5-2 5-3-1 3-5-2 Div 6-3-0 7-4-0 4-0-0 3-4-2 3-2-0 2-1-1 2-5-1 3-5-2

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

GP 29 29 30 29 30 30 28 28 GP 29 31 27 28 31 28 29 28

W 19 16 16 14 13 13 11 11 W 19 20 18 18 18 12 12 11

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Home 14-1-2 9-5-2 7-7-0 7-5-1 6-8-3 8-5-0 8-5-1 6-6-3 Home 12-2-1 11-5-1 10-3-1 11-4-0 11-5-2 8-1-2 8-3-0 9-5-4

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

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

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

W 17 14 13 6 6 W 14 12 11 9 8 W 18 13 13 13 11

L 7 11 11 17 18 L 11 13 15 14 17 L 5 11 12 13 12

Pct .708 .560 .542 .261 .250 Pct .560 .480 .423 .391 .320 Pct .783 .542 .520 .500 .478

GB — 3½ 4 10½ 11 GB — 2 3½ 4 6 GB — 5½ 6 6½ 7

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

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

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

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

Conf 10-3 6-7 10-5 2-10 4-11 Conf 9-7 10-6 6-10 6-9 4-11 Conf 14-4 9-5 6-7 8-8 7-8

Away 13-1 10-5 7-5 3-9 1-11 Away 5-5 7-5 5-10 6-9 4-9 Away 13-2 9-3 4-9 4-10 4-10

Conf 10-3 12-4 11-3 4-15 3-11 Conf 7-6 10-7 9-9 5-9 3-11 Conf 16-4 13-3 6-7 6-13 3-13

WESTERN CONFERENCE L 5 7 9 18 18 L 10 10 14 16 18 L 4 7 15 17 17

Pct .792 .720 .654 .308 .250 Pct .600 .600 .480 .360 .280 Pct .846 .720 .375 .370 .320

GB — 1½ 3 12 13 GB — — 3 6 8 GB — 3½ 12 12½ 13½

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

Str W-1 W-7 L-1 L-1 W-1 Str L-1 W-1 W-1 L-1 W-1 Str W-2 W-2 W-1 L-7 W-1

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

Monday Indiana 110, Charlotte 94 Miami 112, Washington 101 Toronto 122, Milwaukee 100 Houston 122, Brooklyn 118 Dallas 112, Denver 92 LA Clippers 121, Portland 120 Sacramento 116, LA Lakers 92 Wednesday Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 6 p.m. LA Clippers at Orlando, 6 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. LA Lakers at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 7 p.m. Detroit at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m. Boston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

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

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

Blackhawks slip past Rangers

Warriors roll on, beat Pelicans

Friday NY Islanders at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Calgary, 8 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

W 19 18 17 8 6 W 15 15 13 9 7 W 22 18 9 10 8

Tuesday Cleveland 103, Memphis 86 Orlando 131, Atlanta 120 Golden State 113, New Orleans 109 Minnesota 99, Chicago 94 Phoenix 113, New York 111, OT Portland 114, Oklahoma City 95

Thursday Chicago at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Portland at Denver, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New York at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Artem Anisimov scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period to lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the New York Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Trevor van Riemsdyk also scored as the Central Division leaders improved to 3-0-1 in their last four games. Scott Darling stopped 33 shots, upping his record to 7-2-2. Artemi Panarin had two assists and Anisimov had one as Chicago got even with New York following a 1-0 overtime loss at home to the Rangers last Friday. Jesper Fast scored for the Rangers and Antti Raanta, starting for the fourth straight game, made 24 saves. Raanta had won three consecutive starts, including shutouts in the last two. New York had won four of its last five. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was activated from injured reserve earlier in the day after missing nine games with an upper-body injury. Anisimov broke a 1-1 tie with 1:09 left in the middle period. As Brian Campbell skated past the left side of the net he sent a centering pass in front to Anisimov, who fired it past Raanta for his 13th goal.

NOTEBOOK Hand surgery sidelines Coyotes’ Domi • Arizona forward Max Domi will be out indefinitely after having surgery on his right hand. The Coyotes said in a statement that Domi had surgery Tuesday and is expected to return this season. Domi was injured in a fight with Calgary’s

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chicago winger Tyler Motte (64) collides with the Rangers’ Marc Staal in the third period of the Blackhawks’ 2-1 win.

Garnet Hathaway last Thursday. The 21-year-old had a superb rookie season, finishing with 18 goals and 34 assists. Domi has five goals and 11 assists in 26 games this season for the struggling Coyotes. Carolina’s Staal returns • The Hurricanes have activated center Jordan Staal from injured reserve after he missed seven games with a concussion. Staal had a goal and an assist as Carolina scored six unanswered third-period goals in a wild 8-6 win over visiting Vancouver on Tuesday night. The 28-yearold Staal now has six goals and five assists in 21 games this season.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Golden State’s Stephen Curry (right) dribbles past New Orleans’ Anthony Davis on Tuesday night. Curry scored 30 points in his team’s 113-109 victory. Davis had 29 points.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL SUMMARIES Blue Jackets 3, Oilers 1 Columbus 0 1 2 — Edmonton 1 0 0 — First period: 1, Edmonton, Pitlick 7 (Letestu, Kassian), 10:06. Penalties: Maroon, EDM, (high sticking), 0:10; Gagner, CBJ, (tripping), 7:38; Johnson, CBJ, major (high sticking), 19:49. Second period: 2, Columbus, Gagner 12 (Wennberg, Werenski), 7:59 (pp). Penalties: Draisaitl, EDM, (tripping), 7:23; Davidson, EDM, (holding), 9:31. Third period: 3, Columbus, Atkinson 11 (Wennberg, Gagner), 7:10 (pp). 4, Columbus, Calvert 3 (Anderson), 8:46. Penalties: Pitlick, EDM, (hooking), 5:46; Murray, CBJ, (hooking), 14:42; Nugent-hopkins, EDM, (tripping), 18:58. Shots: Columbus 5-12-14: 31. Edmonton 11-15-8: 34. Power-plays: Columbus 2 of 5; Edmonton 0 of 4. Goalies: Columbus, Bobrovsky 17-5-2 (34 shots-33 saves). Edmonton, Talbot 14-10-4 (31-28). A: 18,347.

3 1

Capitals 4, Islanders 2

Coyotes 4, Red Wings 1

Washington 0 2 2 — 4 NY Islanders 1 1 0 — 2 First period: 1, NY Islanders, Nelson 7 (Seidenberg, Clutterbuck), 9:32. Penalties: Clutterbuck, NYI, (slashing), 12:17; Backstrom, WSH, (tripping), 15:49. Second period: 2, Washington, Connolly 3 (Vrana, Eller), 2:09. 3, Washington, Williams 6 (Kuznetsov, Vrana), 7:37 (pp). 4, NY Islanders, Kulemin 3 (Cizikas, Leddy), 10:41. Penalties: Chimera, NYI, (high sticking), 6:08. Third period: 5, Washington, Niskanen 1 (Orlov, Johansson), 1:34. 6, Washington, Niskanen 2 (Carlson, Kuznetsov), 18:02 (pp). Penalties: Hamonic, NYI, (tripping), 16:47; Wilson, WSH, (tripping), 19:10. Shots: Washington 14-10-14: 38. NY Islanders 12-4-12: 28. Power-plays: Washington 2 of 3; NY Islanders 0 of 2. Goalies: Washington, Holtby 14-6-2 (28 shots26 saves). NY Islanders, Halak 5-8-5 (38-34). A: 12,730. Referees: Ghislain Hebert, Brad Watson. Linesmen: John Grandt, Brian Mach.

Arizona 2 1 1 — 4 Detroit 1 0 0 — 1 First period: 1, Arizona, Deangelo 3 (Ekman-larsson, Rieder), 2:01 (pp). 2, Detroit, Athanasiou 5 (Vanek, Nyquist), 16:12. 3, Arizona, Crouse 2 (Vrbata), 19:44. Penalties: Marchenko, DET, (tripping), 1:22; Crouse, ARI, (tripping), 3:37; Kronwall, DET, (tripping), 5:25. Second period: 4, Arizona, Mcginn 5 (Chychrun, Holland), 2:39. Penalties: Mantha, DET, Major (fighting), 8:26; Schenn, ARI, Major (fighting), 8:26; Dvorak, ARI, (holding), 12:39; Schenn, ARI, (delay of game), 15:20. Third period: 5, Arizona, Mcginn 6 (Holland, Duclair), 11:27. Penalties: Crouse, ARI, (high sticking), 17:28. Shots: Arizona 6-9-4: 19. Detroit 7-13-18: 38. Power-plays: Arizona 1 of 2; Detroit 0 of 4. Goalies: Arizona, Smith 6-4-4 (38 shots-37 saves). Detroit, Howard 5-6-1 (19-15). A: 20,027.

Hurricanes 8, Canucks 6

Sabres 6, Kings 3

Vancouver 1 4 1 — 6 Carolina 2 0 6 — 8 First period: 1, Carolina, Aho 5 (Pesce, Stempniak), 5:27. 2, Vancouver, Baertschi 5 (Burrows, Horvat), 7:35. 3, Carolina, Skinner 10 (Hanifin, Ryan), 9:25 (pp). Penalties: Gudbranson, VAN, (charging), 8:06; Sbisa, VAN, Major (fighting), 14:51; Hainsey, CAR, Major (fighting), 14:51. Second period: 4, Vancouver, Burrows 5 (Baertschi, Tryamkin), 4:11. 5, Vancouver, Granlund 6 (Eriksson), 5:24. 6, Vancouver, Hutton 4 (Sutter), 8:47. 7, Vancouver, Baertschi 6 (Sedin, Sedin), 14:19. Penalties: Lindholm, CAR, (holding), 12:11; Gudbranson, VAN, (hooking), 16:25; Burrows, VAN, (holding), 20:00. Third period: 8, Carolina, Skinner 11 (Rask, Ryan), 1:16 (pp). 9, Carolina, Hainsey 2 (Rask, Faulk), 4:14. 10, Carolina, Rask 10 (Ryan, Skinner), 4:38. 11, Carolina, Faulk 4 (Staal, Lindholm), 5:56. 12, Carolina, Staal 6 (Lindholm, Nordstrom), 12:38. 13, Vancouver, Sutter 7 (Gudbranson), 14:10. 14, Carolina, Stempniak 6 (Faulk), 19:02. Penalties: Lindholm, CAR, (tripping), 15:37. Shots: VAN 7-17-10: 34. Carolina 11-10-15: 36. Power-plays: VAN 0 of 2; Carolina 2 of 3. Goalies: Vancouver, Markstrom 6-7-2 (5 shots-4 saves), Miller 6-9-0 (30-24). Carolina, Leighton 2-1-0 (16-13), Ward 9-8-5 (18-15). A: 11,721.

Los Angeles 1 1 1 — 3 Buffalo 0 4 2 — 6 First period: 1, Los Angeles, Kopitar 3 (Muzzin, Lewis), 3:00. Penalties: O’reilly, BUF, (interference), 5:27; Muzzin, LA, (high sticking), 5:27; Lewis, LA, (high sticking), 17:11. Second period: 2, Los Angeles, Carter 13 (Toffoli, Forbort), 7:34. 3, Buffalo, O’reilly 7 (Ristolainen), 9:31. 4, Buffalo, Eichel 4 (Okposo, Moulson), 13:36. 5, Buffalo, Gionta 7 (Falk, Larsson), 13:48. 6, Buffalo, Eichel 5 (Okposo, Moulson), 15:44. Penalties: Kane, BUF, (roughing), 5:58; Andreoff, LA, (roughing), 5:58; Falk, BUF, Major (fighting), 18:30; Pearson, LA, Major (fighting), 18:30. Third period: 7, Los Angeles, Carter 14, 4:03. 8, Buffalo, Kane 4 (Okposo, Eichel), 15:42. 9, Buffalo, Reinhart 6 (Ristolainen), 19:34. Penalties: None. Shots: Los Angeles 13-6-14: 33. Buffalo 10-9-7: 26. Power-plays: ; Buffalo 0 of 1. Goalies: Los Angeles, Zatkoff 1-5-0 (3 shots-2 saves), Budaj 13-7-2 (22-18). Buffalo, Lehner 6-9-4 (33-30). A: 18,375. Referees: Kevin Pollock, Garrett Rank. Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Mark Shewchyk.

Sharks 3, Maple Leafs 2, SO San Jose 0 0 2 0 — 3 Toronto 1 1 0 0 — 2 First period: 1, Toronto, Hyman 5 (Nylander, Matthews), 6:58. Penalties: Martin, TOR, (boarding), 2:21; Polak, TOR, (slashing), 11:12; San Jose bench, served by Labanc (too many men on the ice), 15:23; Gardiner, TOR, (holding), 15:30; Karlsson, SJ, (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:30. Second period: 2, Toronto, Matthews 13 (Nylander, Gardiner), 7:46 (pp). Penalties: Kadri, TOR, (interference), 3:31; Wingels, SJ, (holding), 6:17; Nieto, SJ, (interference), 6:40; Smith, TOR, (holding), 10:37. Third period: 3, San Jose, Braun 1 (Karlsson, Tierney), 12:43. 4, San Jose, Pavelski 9 (Burns, Marleau), 14:50 (pp). Penalties: Carrick, TOR, served by Marner, (boarding), 3:02; Hunwick, TOR, (interference), 14:46. Overtime: None. Penalties: None. Shootout: San Jose 1 (Couture G), Toronto 0 (Marner NG, Matthews NG, Soshnikov NG). Shots: San Jose 14-12-13-3: 42. Toronto 13-7-9-2: 31. Power-plays: San Jose 1 of 6; Toronto 1 of 3. Goalies: San Jose, Jones 14-10-1 (31 shots-29 saves). Toronto, Andersen 11-7-5 (42-40). A: 19,380.

Wild 5, Panthers 1 Florida 0 0 1 — 1 Minnesota 1 2 2 — 5 First period: 1, Minnesota, Parise 5 (Brodin, Pominville), 11:19. Penalties: Coyle, MIN, (roughing), 1:57; Jagr, FLA, (hooking), 2:35; Brodin, MIN, (hooking), 2:46; Gabriel, MIN, served by Stewart, (interference), 8:36; Gabriel, MIN, Major (fighting), 8:36; Mcilrath, FLA, Major (fighting), 8:36. Second period: 2, Minnesota, Haula 5 (Coyle, Niederreiter), 4:11. 3, Minnesota, Staal 7 (Pominville, Spurgeon), 9:46. Penalties: Suter, MIN, (high sticking), 0:58; Suter, MIN, (slashing), 14:09. Third period: 4, Minnesota, Koivu 7 (Granlund, Zucker), 6:04. 5, Minnesota, Zucker 6 (Dumba, Brodin), 8:26. 6, Florida, Mcilrath 1 (Marchessault, Smith), 15:36. Penalties: Mcilrath, FLA, Major (fighting), 2:12; Stewart, MIN, Major (fighting), 2:12; Matheson, FLA, (high sticking), 11:27. Shots: Florida 13-10-7: 30. Minnesota 5-8-9: 22. Power-plays: Florida 0 of 5; Minnesota 0 of 1. Goalies: Florida, Reimer 3-4-2 (5 shots-5 saves), Luongo 10-9-2 (17-12). Minnesota, Dubnyk 14-6-3 (30-29). A: 18,754. Referees: Dan O’Halloran, Justin St Pierre. Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Mark Wheler.

Stephen Curry scored 30 points, Kevin Durant added 27 to go with a big block on an Anthony Davis shot in the final minute and the Golden State Warriors held off the host New Orleans Pelicans 113-109 on Tuesday night. The Warriors have won six of their last seven games and their record, now 22-4, is the NBA’s best. Draymond Green recorded a tripledouble (12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) and it was the last of his four steals — on Davis in the waning seconds — that sealed the victory. Davis angrily contended he’d been fouled, only to be assessed a technical foul. Klay Thompson added 17 points for the Warriors, who hit 14 3-pointers — five by Curry. Davis finished with 28 points, five

blocked shots and two steals but turned the ball over six times. Langston Galloway scored 20 points for New Orleans.

NOTEBOOK Cavs to rest key players • Kevin Love scored 29 points and LeBron James added 23 points as the host Cleveland Cavaliers won their fifth straight, 103-86 over Memphis. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue gave guard Kyrie Irving the night of and said after the game that James, Irving and Kevin Love will not travel for the teams’ rematch Wednesday night in Memphis. Cleveland plans to start Smith, DeAndre Liggins, Iman Shumpert, James Jones and Tristan Thompson. Rondo sidelined • Guard Rajon Rondo did not play in Chicago’s 99-94 loss at home to Minnesota because of a sprained ankle.

Blackhawks 2, Rangers 1 Chicago 0 2 0 — 2 NY Rangers 0 1 0 — 1 First period: None. Penalties: Skjei, NYR, (hooking), 4:07. Second period: 1, Chicago, Van riemsdyk 1 (Panarin, Anisimov), 5:18. 2, NY Rangers, Fast 3 (Lindberg), 8:15. 3, Chicago, Anisimov 13 (Panarin, Campbell), 18:51. Penalties: Kreider, NYR, (boarding), 12:14; Chicago bench, served by Panik (too many men on the ice), 12:14. Third period: None. Penalties: None. Shots: Chicago 11-7-8: 26. NY Rangers 7-16-11: 34. Power-plays: Chicago 0 of 1; . Goalies: Chicago, Darling 7-2-2 (34 shots-33 saves). NYR, Raanta 8-2-0 (26-24). A: 18,006.

Stars 6, Ducks 2 Anaheim 0 1 1 — 2 Dallas 0 1 5 — 6 First period: None. Penalties: Cracknell, DAL, (hooking), 12:23; Lindell, DAL, (slashing), 13:14; Kesler, ANA, (holding), 17:05. Second period: 1, Dallas, Johns 3 (Benn, Seguin), 13:22. 2, Anaheim, Getzlaf 3 (Rakell), 15:36. Penalties: Kase, ANA, (interference), 3:18; Vermette, ANA, (hooking), 10:23; Klingberg, DAL, (holding), 19:03; Benn, DAL, (delay of game), 19:48. Third period: 3, Anaheim, Perry 7 (Getzlaf), 1:08 (pp). 4, Dallas, Hamhuis 1 (Spezza, Benn), 5:41 (pp). 5, Dallas, Cracknell 3 (Oduya), 6:33. 6, Dallas, Eaves 11 (Hudler), 10:51. 7, Dallas, Benn 9 (Benn, Seguin), 12:24. 8, Dallas, Faksa 3 (Benn), 13:57. Penalties: Noesen, ANA, (interference), 3:47; Benn, DAL, (slashing), 7:11; Vatanen, ANA, (roughing), 13:17; Eakin, DAL, (roughing), 13:17. Shots: ANA 11-14-11: 36. Dallas 6-10-11: 27. Power-plays: Anaheim 1 of 5; Dallas 1 of 4. Goalies: Anaheim, Bernier 5-2-1 (2 shots-2 saves), Gibson 10-8-4 (24-19). Dallas, Niemi 6-3-3 (36-34). A: 17,543.

Leaders

Through Tuesday’s games

SCORING GP G A PTS Connor McDavid, EDM 32 12 27 39 Vladimir Tarasenko, STL 30 14 20 34 Sidney Crosby, PIT 23 21 11 32 Evgeni Malkin, PIT 29 12 20 32 Jakub Voracek, PHI 31 11 21 32 Tyler Seguin, DAL 31 10 21 31 Phil Kessel, PIT 29 10 21 31 Nikita Kucherov, TB 28 13 17 30 Claude Giroux, PHI 31 9 20 29 Wayne Simmonds, PHI 31 15 13 28 Mark Scheifele, WPG 29 14 14 28 Cam Atkinson, CLS 27 11 17 28 Patrick Kane, CHI 31 8 20 28 Jamie Benn, DAL 31 9 18 27 Erik Karlsson, OTT 29 7 20 27 6 tied with 26 pts.

NBA SUMMARIES Warriors 113, Pelicans 109

Cavaliers 103, Grizzlies 86

Suns 113, Knicks 111, OT

Golden State: Durant 10-19 6-7 27, Green 4-12 2-2 12, McGee 4-5 1-2 9, Curry 11-23 3-4 30, Thompson 6-16 3-4 17, West 1-4 0-0 2, Looney 0-0 0-0 0, Livingston 2-5 0-0 4, Clark 2-6 0-0 6, McCaw 0-0 0-0 0, Iguodala 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 42-95 15-19 113. New Orleans: Hill 5-10 0-0 12, Davis 10-14 7-8 28, Ajinca 0-1 0-0 0, Holiday 3-12 3-6 10, Hield 3-7 0-0 7, Williams 1-3 2-2 5, T.Jones 4-6 0-0 8, Frazier 5-9 0-0 13, Galloway 6-14 3-3 20, Moore 2-6 2-2 6. Totals 39-82 17-21 109. Golden State 29 29 37 18 — 113 New Orleans 35 30 29 15 — 109 3-point goals: Golden State 14-34 (Curry 5-9, Clark 2-4, Green 2-5, Iguodala 2-5, Thompson 2-8, Durant 1-3), New Orleans 14-35 (Galloway 5-12, Frazier 3-4, Hill 2-4, Davis 1-1, Williams 1-2, Hield 1-3, Holiday 1-5, T.Jones 0-1, Moore 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Golden State 45 (Green 12), New Orleans 45 (T.Jones 10). Assists: Golden State 30 (Green 10), New Orleans 26 (Frazier 8). Total fouls: Golden State 12, New Orleans 18. Technicals: Davis.

Memphis: T.Williams 6-16 0-0 13, Randolph 9-15 0-0 18, Green 1-10 0-0 2, Harrison 4-11 4-5 13, Allen 4-9 0-1 8, Martin 3-4 2-2 8, Davis 3-3 0-1 6, Douglas 2-7 0-0 4, Carter 1-4 0-0 3, Daniels 1-6 2-2 5, Baldwin 1-1 4-4 6. Totals 35-86 12-15 86. Cleveland: James 9-17 5-8 23, Love 9-17 8-8 29, Thompson 3-6 0-0 6, Liggins 1-7 0-2 3, Smith 8-17 1-2 23, Jefferson 1-3 0-0 2, Frye 2-6 3-3 8, Andersen 0-0 0-0 0, Felder 1-2 0-0 2, McRae 1-1 0-0 2, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Shumpert 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 37-81 17-23 103. Memphis 20 23 15 28 — 86 Cleveland 32 26 15 30 — 103 3-point goals: Memphis 4-22 (Carter 1-4, T.Williams 1-4, Harrison 1-5, Daniels 1-5, Randolph 0-1, Green 0-1, Douglas 0-2), Cleveland 12-31 (Smith 6-10, Love 3-6, Liggins 1-3, Shumpert 1-3, Frye 1-4, Jefferson 0-1, James 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Memphis 43 (Martin 10), Cleveland 46 (Love 13). Assists: Memphis 19 (Harrison, Carter 4), Cleveland 21 (James 8). Total fouls: Memphis 23, Cleveland 16. Technicals: Memphis coach David Fizdale. A: 20,562 (20,562).

New York: Anthony 3-15 7-8 13, Porzingis 12-23 6-7 34, Noah 3-5 2-7 8, Rose 0-6 2-2 2, Lee 6-8 0-0 14, Kuzminskas 0-3 1-2 1, Thomas 1-4 3-3 6, O’Quinn 9-16 4-6 22, Jennings 1-6 1-1 3, Baker 0-3 0-0 0, Holiday 3-8 2-2 8. Totals 38-97 28-38 111. Phoenix: Tucker 6-13 0-2 13, Chriss 5-12 3-3 14, Chandler 5-8 3-3 13, Bledsoe 9-21 12-12 31, Booker 3-16 5-5 12, Dudley 2-4 0-0 6, Williams 0-0 1-2 1, Bender 1-3 0-0 3, Knight 4-11 4-6 14, Barbosa 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 38-93 28-33 113. New York 25 21 27 28 10 — 111 Phoenix 31 23 31 16 12 — 113 3-point goals: New York 7-20 (Porzingis 4-4, Lee 2-3, Thomas 1-2, Baker 0-1, Rose 0-1, O’Quinn 0-1, Kuzminskas 0-2, Holiday 0-2, Jennings 0-2, Anthony 0-2), Phoenix 9-30 (Dudley 2-3, Knight 2-5, Chriss 1-3, Bender 1-3, Bledsoe 1-4, Tucker 1-5, Booker 1-5, Barbosa 0-2). Fouled out: Porzingis. Rebounds: New York 43 (O’Quinn 14), Phoenix 61 (Chandler 23). Assists: New York 23 (Jennings, Anthony 5), Phoenix 13 (Bledsoe 8). Total fouls: New York 27, Phoenix 28. Technicals: Porzingis, Jennings, Tucker, Chriss, Bledsoe, Chandler. A: 16,429 (18,422).

Magic 131, Hawks 120 Orlando: Fournier 11-15 0-1 23, Gordon 3-6 0-0 7, Ibaka 11-18 3-3 29, Biyombo 3-4 1-2 7, Augustin 1-4 0-0 3, Rudez 0-3 0-0 0, Green 6-14 3-3 16, Onuaku 0-0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0-1 0-0 0, Payton 9-12 5-7 26, Meeks 7-10 2-4 20, Hezonja 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 51-87 14-20 131. Atlanta: Sefolosha 6-11 4-4 17, Millsap 6-12 3-3 17, Howard 9-10 2-3 20, Schroder 7-16 2-2 19, Hardaway Jr. 4-12 3-3 12, Bembry 0-0 0-0 0, Bazemore 2-9 1-2 5, Prince 2-2 0-0 4, Muscala 3-8 0-0 6, Delaney 2-4 4-4 8, Korver 4-6 0-0 12. Totals 45-90 19-21 120. Orlando 35 37 27 32 — 131 Atlanta 34 28 34 24 — 120 3-point goals: Orlando 15-34 (Meeks 4-6, Ibaka 4-8, Payton 3-3, Gordon 1-3, Augustin 1-3, Fournier 1-4, Green 1-4, Rudez 0-3), Atlanta 11-29 (Korver 4-5, Schroder 3-5, Millsap 2-5, Sefolosha 1-3, Hardaway Jr. 1-6, Delaney 0-1, Muscala 0-1, Bazemore 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Orlando 28 (Biyombo 9), Atlanta 45 (Howard 16). Assists: Orlando 36 (Payton 14), Atlanta 29 (Schroder 13). Total fouls: Orlando 17, Atlanta 16. Technicals: Atlanta defensive three second, Atlanta team, Howard. A: 13,585 (18,118).

Trail Blazers 114, Thunder 95 Oklahoma City: Grant 3-8 5-6 11, Sabonis 2-4 0-0 5, Adams 6-10 2-3 14, Westbrook 7-19 4-4 20, Roberson 3-7 0-0 7, Singler 1-1 2-2 5, Collison 0-0 0-0 0, Kanter 1-7 4-7 6, Lauvergne 3-7 2-2 9, Christon 1-6 2-4 4, Abrines 2-7 0-0 5, Morrow 4-11 0-0 9. Totals 33-87 21-28 95. Portland: Harkless 5-10 4-4 15, Plumlee 7-9 4-6 18, Vonleh 2-4 1-2 5, Lillard 7-13 2-2 17, McCollum 6-13 2-3 15, Layman 0-4 0-0 0, Leonard 3-5 0-0 8, Davis 2-3 2-2 6, Napier 0-0 2-2 2, Crabbe 4-8 1-2 11, Quarterman 0-1 0-0 0, Connaughton 1-2 1-2 3, Turner 6-8 1-2 14. Totals 43-80 20-27 114. Oklahoma City 31 21 19 24 — 95 Portland 32 36 24 22 — 114 3PT: Oklahoma City 8-27 (Westbrook 2-5, Sabonis 1-1, Singler 1-1, Lauvergne 1-2, Roberson 1-3, Abrines 1-5, Morrow 1-5, Kanter 0-1, Grant 0-1, Adams 0-1, Christon 0-2), Portland 8-23 (Crabbe 2-3, Leonard 2-3, Turner 1-2, Harkless 1-3, McCollum 1-3, Lillard 1-5, Quarterman 0-1, Layman 0-3). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Oklahoma City 44 (Sabonis 9), Portland 36 (Plumlee 7). Assists: Oklahoma City 18 (Westbrook 6), Portland 23 (Lillard 9). Total fouls: Oklahoma City 21, Portland 26. Technicals: Morrow, Collison.

T’Wolves 99, Bulls 94 Minnesota: Wiggins 8-17 5-6 23, Towns 6-21 3-4 16, Dieng 7-12 1-2 16, Rubio 3-6 4-4 11, LaVine 10-18 3-4 24, Muhammad 2-5 1-2 5, Bjelica 0-2 0-0 0, Aldrich 1-2 0-0 2, Dunn 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 38-86 17-22 99. Chicago: Gibson 5-11 0-0 10, Lopez 7-9 0-0 14, Grant 3-6 0-0 8, Wade 4-13 3-6 12, Butler 9-22 8-9 27, McDermott 4-8 0-0 8, Mirotic 1-5 3-4 5, Felicio 2-4 0-0 4, Canaan 3-9 0-0 6. Totals 38-87 14-19 94. Minnesota 22 30 26 21 — 99 Chicago 38 18 19 19 — 94 3-point goals: Minnesota 6-21 (Wiggins 2-4, Rubio 1-1, Dieng 1-2, LaVine 1-4, Towns 1-8, Bjelica 0-1, Dunn 0-1), Chicago 4-15 (Grant 2-2, Butler 1-2, Wade 1-3, McDermott 0-1, Canaan 0-3, Mirotic 0-4). Fouled out: None. Rebounds: Minnesota 49 (Towns 12), Chicago 42 (Butler 9). Assists: Minnesota 24 (Rubio 10), Chicago 20 (Wade 8). Total fouls: Minnesota 14, Chicago 16. Technicals: Wade 2. Ejected: Wade. A: 21,146 (20,917).


SPORTS

12.14.2016 • WEdnEsday • M 1

GIRLS BASKETBALL • MICDS 52, LINDBERGH 27

GETTING BACK

RICK ULREICH • special to sTLhighschoolsports.com

MICDS senior Lauryn Hughes takes a jump shot despite being surrounded by three Lindbergh players on Tuesday at MICDS.

MICDS of to a 6-0 start, looking for another inal four berth BY STEVE OVERBEY sTLhighschoolsports.com

LADUE • MICDS junior

forward Lindsay Parks has a nifty souvenir t-shirt from the Rams trip to the final four last season, a trip that ended with a double overtime loss in the Class 4 state championship game. She rarely wears it. “When I look at the front, it brings back bad memories,” Parks said. The Rams are looking forward, not behind, in an efort to get back to Mizzou Arena in Columbia. And that is fine with coach Scott Small. “They have short-term memory,” Small says. “But in a good way.” That focus on the task at hand was never more evident than on Tuesday night. MICDS used a businesslike performance to roll past Lindbergh 52-27 in a non-league affair on the sprawling MICDS campus in Ladue. The Rams, No. 1 among small schools in the latest STLhighschoolsports.com rankings, improved to 6-0 with another strong efort. “I like the way we’re playing so far,” said MICDS senior forward Lauryn Hughes, daughter of former St. Louis U. and NBA standout Larry Hughes. “We’re content, but there’s still room to get better.” MICDS lost two key components from last year’s 25-5 team that lost to St. Joseph Benton 41-34 in

the title contest. Forward Taylor Baur and guard Rachel Thompson have moved on to Princeton and Colgate respectively. The pair combined to average 33.3 points per game, which was 52 percent of the ofense last season. But the cupboard is far from bare. Hughes, Parks, and junior forward Jordyn Brooks have taken on bigger roles in the offense and Small uses as many as 10 players on a regular basis. “Other kids have gotten an opportunity to step up and do different things,” Small said. “And it’s working, at least so far.” Junior Kayla Work came off the bench to lead the way on Tuesday with 14 points. Brooks added 10. Parks and Hughes chipped in with eight each. “It’s a diferent team, but it’s a good diferent,” Parks said. “We rely not on one or two people, but all of us. That makes us more efective.” It certainly did against Lindbergh (3-3). MICDS put together a flashy 13-0 run in the first half to erase an early 5-4 deficit. Brooks and Hughes triggered the outburst with two baskets each. Parks got it started with a short jumper to put her team in front to stay 6-5. Raevyn Ferguson followed with a 3-pointer before Hughes canned a short jumper from the lane for an 11-5

lead. Brooks followed with back-to-back baskets in a 22-second span before Hughes ended the streak with a 10-footer. Landys Hughes capped off a near-perfect second quarter with a long-range bomb at the buzzer that pumped the lead to 27-12. The Flyers never got closer than to within 13 points the rest of the way. “I was really happy with the kids efort,” Small said. “We missed a few shots early, but once they settled down, they got into a rhythm. The hustle was there — they always work hard.” The Rams have won their first six games by 173 points — an average of 28.8 per contest. “I’ll give us a B-plus so far,” Lauryn Hughes said. Small agreed. “It’s early and we’re still adjusting,” he said. “But so far, I’m pretty happy.” Lindbergh has taken a big step forward under first-year coach Michelle Spencer. The Flyers, who have not had a winning season since posting a 17-9 mark in 2010-11, won their first three games in capturing the Southside Classic. “The kids are buying into the winning culture,” Spencer said. “We’re a work in progress — but we feel like we’re moving in the right direction. Lindbergh, which lost 20 of 26 games two seasons ago, was led by Megan Martin’s 10 points.

TUESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Luth. North 13 21 18 21 73 Maplewood-RH 14 14 13 29 70 L (4-1): Nesbitt 24, White 22. FG 23 (3), FT 24-32. M (2-6): Womak 25, Brunson 24. FG 24 (9), FT 13-20. McCluer 14 13 15 15 65 Jennings 11 12 17 19 68 J (6-1): Carrawell 16, R. Johnson 16, Younge 15. FG 21 (1), FT 25-38. Van-Far 12 2 15 16 60 North Callaway 16 8 8 13 51 N (1-5): Danison 16. FG 20 (3), FT 8-15. Jeferson 9 14 20 13 56 Northwest-CH 11 11 15 12 49 N (2-5): Thorburg 19, Wisdom 10. FG 19 (4), FT 7-15. Miller Career 12 15 24 24 75 North Tech 24 16 25 10 79 M (6-2): Perkins 32, Clark 11. FG 33 (4), FT 5-9. N (4-3): E. Hicks 23, Pruitt 18, B. Patterson 12, E. Hicks 10. FG 32 (7), FT 8-17. Marissa 10 13 11 21 55 Lebanon 18 5 14 16 53 M (5-3): K. Smith 34, Stoddard 11. FG 21 (5), FT 8-11. L (2-6): Schieppe 17, Guthrie 12, D. Krumsieg 12. FG 22 (4), FT 5-8. Highland 12 8 10 5 35 Wesclin 12 12 15 13 52 W (5-2): Courtney 19, Brede 13, Ottensmeier 11. FG 19 (8), FT 6-10. Carnahan 8 10 8 11 37 Whitfield 10 17 19 18 64 C (2-7): Wright 13, Brookins 10. FG 15 (3), FT 4-6. W (4-2): Watson 23, C. Alexander 11. FG 22 (4), FT 16-21. FZ West 12 10 14 16 52 FZ North 5 19 10 11 45 FW (4-2): Hampton 18. FG 16 (6), FT 14-19. FN (3-3): Bell 16, Owens 11. FG 16 (4), FT 9-12. Crystal City 6 7 6 7 26 Valley Park 21 14 26 9 70 V (5-2): Courtney 17, Shaw 12, Ballard 10. FG 30 (0), FT 10-21. Gtwy Snce Ac. 5 22 11 12 50 DuBourg 9 11 14 14 48 D (1-4): Warren 14, Rettig 11. FG 19 (1), FT 9-19. O’F Christian 12 11 4 10 37 Ritter 23 16 11 8 58 R (8-0): Davis 20, Womack 14. FG 23 (6), FT 6-12. De Smet 22 17 9 25 73 Pky. South 12 12 20 14 58 D (3-2): Stipanovich 23, Ford 18, Tynes 12. FG 27 (8), FT 11-13. P (3-3): Welin 16, McArthy 15. FG 20 (5), FT 13-15. Pacific 8 7 23 17 55 Union 7 19 11 12 49 P (4-2): VanLeer 15, Strong 14, Klenke 11. FG 17 (7), FT 14-21. Pky. West 16 15 4 14 49 Summit 4 8 12 4 28 P (5-1): Yess 16, Gieseking 10. FG 20 (3), FT 6-8. S (2-4): Coughlin 12. FG 10 (3), FT 5-6.

Liberty 14 16 13 14 57 FZ South 16 10 9 20 55 L (4-1): Overall 16, Henningsen 14, Jones 12. FG 22 (8), FT 5-12. F (3-5): Thomas 18, Bellinger 14. FG 21 (6), FT 7-11. Ritenour 18 20 18 17 73 Oakville 12 14 11 14 51 R (4-1): Hughes 21, Kobe 15, Garmon 11. FG 26 (7), FT 14-19. Carlyle 16 8 11 6 49 Triad 7 12 13 9 53 T (6-2): Moss 18. FG 16 (1), FT 20-24. Mascoutah 15 7 10 8 40 Civic Mem. 14 16 15 13 58 C (5-3): Adams 19. FG 22 (3), FT 11-15. Red Bud 7 7 9 12 35 Columbia 7 19 12 15 53 R (3-5): Birchler 9. FG 14 (4), FT 3-10. C (3-4): Peterson 25. FG 17 (2), FT 17-21. Greenville 7 9 13 12 41 Okawville 19 19 18 16 72 G (1-4): Carlson 14. FG 15 (6), FT 5-10. O (7-0): N. Frederking 22, Ganz 21, Meier 11. FG 31 (4), FT 6-8.

Miller Career 13 27 21 17 78 CSOMB 6 5 7 2 20 M (5-1): Seltzer 19, A. Garrett 10, Howard 10. FG 32 (3), FT 11-15. Wood River 0 4 4 5 13 Columbia 17 16 10 2 45 C (7-2): Edwards 10. FG 17 (1), FT 3-7. Warrenton 9 19 17 13 58 St. Charles 11 8 10 11 40 S (4-2): Wilson 11. FG 16 (4), FT 4-6. Valmeyer 2 13 12 6 33 Valley Park 16 12 12 18 58 Vl (3-3): Clouson 21, Nelson 10. FG 24 (2), FT 8-23. Hermann 9 17 13 17 56 Washington 19 14 28 10 71 W (5-0): J. Arnold 27, Hardesty 20, R. Arnold 14. FG 28 (10), FT 5-6. Roxana 6 8 9 9 32 Gibault 2 11 13 10 36 G (5-6): Deterding 9. FG 13 (0), FT 10-20. Riverview 8 14 9 9 40 Cahokia 17 23 23 13 76 R: Johnson 14, Dukes 10. FG 17 (2), FT 4-9.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

GIRLS SWIMMING

Bellvl. East 14 7 9 21 51 Bellvl. West 15 11 15 21 62 BW (7-2): Darough 23, Carter 12. FG 22 (2), FT 16-22. Bayless 3 7 4 7 21 Kennedy 9 10 12 9 40 B (0-6): Clemons 13. FG 9 (3), FT 0-3. K (3-5): Sowell 18, L. Mushinski 16. FG 16 (0), FT 8-11. Crystal City 9 1 4 15 29 Afton 8 15 13 18 54 A (5-2): Brown 19. FG 24 (3), FT 3-7. Farmington 14 14 9 21 58 St. Louis Pat 4 10 6 8 28 F (4-2): Thurman 18. FG 25 (6), FT 2-2. S (0-5): McCartney 8. FG 12 (3), FT 1-2. Liberty 4 7 8 7 26 FZ South 21 15 19 5 60 L (2-4): Kruse 9. FG 10 (2), FT 4-9. F (5-2): Karl 19, S. Popp 12. FG 24 (5), FT 7-19. Kirkwood 15 12 20 11 58 McCluer North 10 5 9 22 46 M (2-5): Collins 16, Hurst 11. FG 15 (1), FT 15-27. Lindbergh 5 7 7 8 27 MICDS 9 18 13 12 52 L (3-3): Martin 10. FG 11 (2), FT 3-5. M (6-0): Work 14, J. Brooks 10. FG 20 (6), FT 6-11. Mehlville 6 11 12 7 36 Pky. Central 27 5 20 10 62 M (2-4): Horn 14. FG 15 (2), FT 4-9. P (5-1): O. Stephens 14, Hilton 10. FG 26 (1), FT 9-21. Oakville 17 22 17 6 68 Ladue 12 19 16 15 69 L (5-2): Minkler 25, Peete 17, Bland 14. FG 25 (4), FT 15-28. Luth. South 7 10 14 15 46 Clayton 14 14 15 18 61 L (4-2): Anderson 13, Member-Meneh 11. FG 14 (2), FT 16-22. C (5-0): Sams 20, Jones 14, Millett 13. FG 28 (0), FT 5-6.

Timberland 129, Ritenour 41 200 medley relay: 1. Timberland, 2:03.22 200 freestyle: 1. Crowell, Timberland, 2:30.09 200 individual medley: 1. Pursely, Timberland, 2:31.22 50 freestyle: 1. Becker, Timberland, 28.81 100 butterfly: 1. Misener, Timberland, 1:12.88 500 freestyle: 1. Kuhlmann, Timberland, 6:07.59 200 freestyle relay: 1. Timberland, 1:54.22 100 backstroke: Herndon, Timberland, 1:04.91 100 breaststroke: 1. Est, Timberland, 1:21.87 400 freestyle relay: 1. Timberland, 4:16.12

WRESTLING Lafayette 49, Parkway South 15 120: Desean Reese, Lafayette, major dec. Josh Paterson, Parkway South, 11-2 120: Jaylen Carson, Lafayette, pin Josh Paterson, Parkway South, 1:23 132: Grant Staggenborg, Parkway South, pin Aaron Toben, Lafayette, :59 138: Cameron Wegener, Lafayette, pin Bryce Raphael, Parkway South, 3:09 145: Anthony Michaels, Lafayette, pin David Marlow, Parkway South, 1:46 145: Kai Myers, Parkway South, dec. Adam Cook, Lafayette, 1-0 152: Justin Lafrance, Lafayette, pin J.J Bosch, Parkway South, :29 160: Austin Stofer, Lafayette, pin Steven Alexopoulos, Parkway South, 3:26 182: Jacob Malven, Lafayette, pin Branden Speckman, Parkway South, 1:22 195: Austin Wegener, Lafayette, dec. Ty Osby, Parkway South, 7-1 285: Carlo Miller, Parkway South pin Hayden Bollinger, Lafayette, 4:43 Won by forfeit L: Jayden Carson (113)

WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE BOYS BASKETBALL

GIRLS BASKETBALL

MS-Berkeley at Northwest Academy, 4:30 p.m. Haz. West at Riverview Gardens, 5:30 p.m. McKinley at Soldan, 6 p.m. Pattonville at Clayton, 6 p.m. Grandview at Festus, 7 p.m. Hillsboro at Mehlville, 7 p.m. Hazelwood East at Cardinal Ritter, 7 p.m. Trinity at Kennedy, 7:30 p.m.

Lift For Life at Jennings, 5:30 p.m. Normandy vs. Wright City, at Orchard Farm, 5:30 p.m. Duchesne vs. Principia, at Orchard Farm, 5:30 p.m. Summit at Parkway West, 6 p.m. Trinity at Kennedy, 6 p.m. Northwest Academy vs. Roosevelt, at Gateway STEM, 6 p.m. Alton Marq. vs. Waterloo, at Gibault, 6 p.m.

Luth. St. Charles at FZ East, 6 p.m. Dupo at Hancock, 6:30 p.m. North Tech at Whitield, 6:30 p.m. Brentwood at Orchard Farm, 7 p.m. Althof at Belleville East, 7:30 p.m. West County at Herculaneum, 7:30 p.m. Red Bud vs. Valmeyer, at Gibault, 7:30 p.m.

WRESTLING Fort Zumwalt South at Washington, 6 p.m.

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AMERICA’S LINE NFL Favorite Open Current Underdog Thursday SEAHAWKS 13.5 14.5 Rams Saturday Dolphins 3 2.5 JETS Sunday COWBOYS 7 7 Bucs GIANTS 4.5 4.5 Lions RAVENS 6 6 Eagles Packers 5 6.5 BEARS VIKINGS 4 4 Colts BILLS 10 10 Browns CHIEFS 6 5.5 Titans TEXANS 5.5 6 Jaguars CARDS 2.5 2.5 Saints FALCONS 13 13.5 49ers Patriots 3 3 BRONCOS Raiders 3 3 CHARGERS Steelers 3 3 BENGALS Monday WASHINGTON 4 4.5 Panthers NBA Favorite Points Underdog HEAT 1.5 Pacers Raptors 8.5 76ERS Clippers 7.5 MAGIC WIZARDS PK Hornets NETS 1 Lakers Cavaliers 7.5 GRIZZLIES ROCKETS 9.5 Kings Pistons 4.5 MAVERICKS JAZZ 5 Thunder SPURS 8 Celtics COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog GEORGIA 9.5 UL-Lafayette OHIO U 14.5 Wisconsin-Milw PRINCETON 8 St. Joseph’s SO ILLINOIS 9.5 Saint Louis DEPAUL 7.5 Illinois-Chi WISCONSIN 21.5 Wisc-Green Bay ST. MARY’S-CA 20.5 W Kentucky NEVADA 11 Cal-Irvine UCLA 29 Cal-Santa Barb Added Games YOUNGSTOWN ST 5.5 Niagara Middle Tenn St 1.5 BELMONT TENN-MARTIN PK Arkansas St MISSOURI ST 12 Oral Roberts N DAKOTA ST 8.5 Cal-Davis Ark-L Rock 12.5 NO ARIZONA MISSISSIPPI ST 2 E Tennessee St NHL Favorite Odds Underdog SENATORS -$110/-$110 Sharks PENGUINS -$170/+$150 Bruins FLAMES -$110/-$110 Lightning Flyers -$135/+$115 AVALANCHE Grand Salami: Over/under 21.5 goals.

SOCCER ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEST HAM UNITED..................................-$160 Burnley....................................................+$450 Draw +$285 | Over/under 2.5 goals Chelsea.....................................................-$310 SUNDERLAND......................................... +$875 Draw +$450 | Over/under 3.0 goals WEST BROMWICH ALBION ..................... +$105 Swansea City...........................................+$280 Draw +$240 | Over/under 2.5 goals Liverpool..................................................-$180 MIDDLESBROUGH................................... +$510 Draw +$320 | Over/under 2.5 goals MANCHESTER CITY................................. -$420 Watford .................................................+$1050 Draw +$540 Over/under 3.0 goals Southampton.......................................... +$145 STOKE CITY ............................................. +$195 Draw +$215 | Over/under 2.5 goals TOTTENHAM ........................................... -$450 Hull City.................................................+$1300 Draw +$560 | Over/under 3.0 goals Manchester United..................................-$160 CRYSTAL PALACE................................... +$400 Draw +$280 | Over/under 2.5 goals Home team in CAPS © 2016 Benjamin Eckstein

Midwest Cincinnati 96, Texas South. 58 Indiana-East 92, Rio Grande 62 Indiana-Southeast 68, Alice Lloyd 61 North Central (Ill.) 68, Albion 57 North Central (Minn.) 76, Gustavus 67 Sioux Falls 84, Mount Marty 50 St. Xavier 106, East-West 79 Wis.-La Crosse 74, Augustana (Ill.) 63 Wright St. 85, Urbana 34 Southwest Sam Houston 78, Sul Ross St. 57

Women’s basketball top 25 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

COLLEGES Area scores

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Women’s basketball Washington U. 75, Greenville 60 RMU-Springfield 94, Fontbonne 47

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WEDNESDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: Southeastern Iowa at Jefferson, 6:30 p.m. M: Salem International at McKendree, 7 p.m. M: SLU at SIU Carbondale, 7 p.m. M: Harris-Stowe at RMU-Springfield, 7 p.m. M: Oral Roberts at Missouri State, 7 p.m.

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Men’s basketball scores East Hartford 70, Dartmouth 66 Hofstra 96, Stony Brook 58 UMass 65, NC A&T 59 Villanova 78, Temple 57 Yale 90, CCSU 59 South Chowan 62, Fayetteville St. 49 Clemson 93, SC State 65 Denver 64, South Alabama 51 Ga. Southern 72, Florida G.C. 59 Louisiana Tech 65, Prairie View 52 SC-Upstate 76, Presbyterian 48 St. Augustine’s 64, Virginia St. 58 St. Leo 75, Clayton St. 62 Tennessee 74, Tennessee Tech 68 VMI 88, Charleston S. 83

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UConn (33) (9-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 12 Ohio State, Monday. Notre Dame (9-1) idle. Next: at Toledo, Sunday. Baylor (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Winthrop, Thursday. Maryland (11-0) beat Loyola (Md.) 79-60. Next: at Duquesne, Dec. 21. Mississippi State (9-0) idle. Next: at UALR, Tuesday. South Carolina (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Clemson, Thursday. Florida State (10-1) idle. Next: vs. North Florida, Monday. Louisville (8-2) idle. Next: vs. South Dakota State, Wed. UCLA (7-1) idle. Next: vs. UC Santa Barbara, Wednesday. Stanford (8-1) idle. Next: at George Washington, Dec. 21. Washington (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Savannah State, Sunday. Ohio State (8-3) idle. Next: vs. Alabama State, Friday. Miami (8-1) idle. Next: at FIU, Friday. West Virginia (10-0) idle. Next: vs. Longwood, Saturday. Colorado (9-0) idle. Next: at MVSU, Sat. Texas (3-4) idle. Next: vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Thurs. DePaul (6-3) idle. Next: at Temple, Thu. Duke (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Villanova, Dec. 21. Kentucky (7-3) idle. Next: vs. Radford, Sunday. Oklahoma (7-2) idle. Next: vs. Xavier, Monday. Syracuse (8-3) idle. Next: vs. Old Dominion, Dec. 20. South Florida (7-0) idle. Next: vs. St. Francis (Pa.), Wednesday. Arizona State (6-2) idle. Next: at Middle Tennessee, Tuesday. Virginia Tech (10-0) idle. Next: at Auburn, Sunday. Oregon (8-1) beat Clemson 87-59. Next: at Mississippi, Wednesday.

FOOTBALL Scores, schedule >

MONDAY • New England 30, Baltimore 23 | THURSDAY • Los Angeles at Seattle, 7:25 p.m. KSDK-5, NFL | SATURDAY • Miami at N.Y. Jets, 7:25 p.m. NFL Net | SUNDAY • Tennessee at Kansas City, Noon, KMOV-4 | Green Bay at Chicago, Noon, KTVI-2 | Philadelphia at Baltimore, Noon | Cleveland at Buffalo, Noon | Detroit at N.Y. Giants, Noon | Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Noon | Indianapolis at Minnesota, Noon | Jacksonville at Houston, Noon | New Orleans at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. | San Francisco at Atlanta, 3:05 p.m. | New England at Denver, 3:25 p.m., KMOV4 | Oakland at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. | Tampa Bay at Dallas, 7:30 p.m., KSDK-5 | DEC. 19 • Carolina at Washington, 7:30 p.m., ESPN MONDAY’S LATE BOX SCORE

Standings

Patriots 30, Ravens 23

x-clinched playoff spot AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T New England 11 2 0 Miami 8 5 0 Buffalo 6 7 0 N.Y. Jets 4 9 0 South W L T Houston 7 6 0 Tennessee 7 6 0 Indianapolis 6 7 0 Jacksonville 2 11 0 North W L T Pittsburgh 8 5 0 Baltimore 7 6 0 Cincinnati 5 7 1 Cleveland 0 13 0 West W L T Kansas City 10 3 0 Oakland 10 3 0 Denver 8 5 0 San Diego 5 8 0

Pct .846 .615 .462 .308 Pct .538 .538 .462 .154 Pct .615 .538 .423 .000 Pct .769 .769 .615 .385

PF 349 281 325 229 PF 229 321 328 240 PF 317 279 268 207 PF 302 358 296 350

PA 230 301 301 324 PA 274 306 333 338 PA 256 237 269 375 PA 255 320 242 347

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T x-Dallas 11 2 0 N.Y. Giants 9 4 0 Washington 7 5 1 Philadelphia 5 8 0 South W L T Atlanta 8 5 0 Tampa Bay 8 5 0 New Orleans 5 8 0 Carolina 5 8 0 North W L T Detroit 9 4 0 Green Bay 7 6 0 Minnesota 7 6 0 Chicago 3 10 0 West W L T Seattle 8 4 1 Arizona 5 7 1 Los Angeles 4 9 0 San Francisco 1 12 0

Pct .846 .692 .577 .385 Pct .615 .615 .385 .385 Pct .692 .538 .538 .231 Pct .654 .423 .308 .077

PF 340 255 330 290 PF 428 293 358 311 PF 295 333 258 221 PF 274 299 194 251

PA 238 244 317 272 PA 345 296 351 337 PA 268 312 225 290 PA 232 277 304 393

Baltimore 0 3 14 6 — 23 New England 9 7 7 7 — 30 First Quarter NE: safety, 10:47. NE: Blount 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 1:04. Second Quarter NE: Mitchell 6 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 9:28. Bal: FG Tucker 50, :11. Third Quarter NE: Bennett 19 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 8:45. Bal: Waller 3 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 6:50. Bal: Dixon 8 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 5:24. Fourth Quarter Bal: FG Tucker 38, 6:35. NE: Hogan 79 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 6:18. Bal: FG Tucker 37, 2:03. A: 66,829. Bal NE First downs 17 20 Total Net Yards 348 496 Rushes-yards 14-42 26-95 Passing 306 401 Punt Returns 1-12 2-7 Kickoff Returns 2-40 3-56 Interceptions Ret. 1-14 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 37-52-1 25-38-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-18 1-5 Punts 6-48.2 6-49.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 8-47 5-48 Time of Possession 30:46 29:14 Rushing: Baltimore, Dixon 11-39, West 2-2, Flacco 1-1. New England, Blount 18-72, D.Lewis 3-14, Hogan 2-7, White 2-3, Brady 1-(minus 1). Passing: Baltimore, Flacco 37-52-1-324. New England, Brady 25-38-1-406. Receiving: Baltimore, Dixon 8-42, Wallace 5-52, S.Smith 4-57, West 4-24, Pitta 4-18, Perriman 3-52, Juszczyk 3-46, Boyle 3-15, Aiken 1-10, Moore 1-5, Waller 1-3. New England, Edelman 7-73, Hogan 5-129, Bennett 4-70, Mitchell 4-41, White 3-81, Blount 1-7, D.Lewis 1-5. Missed Field Goals: None.

Week 15 playof scenarios > AFC NEW ENGLAND Clinches AFC East with: • Win or tie, OR • Miami loss or tie Clinches first-round bye with: • Win or tie, OR • Miami loss or tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie • Miami loss or tie and Kansas City win KANSAS CITY Clinches playoff berth with: • Win, OR • Tie and Miami loss or Denver loss or tie, OR • DEN loss and BAL or PIT loss or tie OAKLAND Clinches playoff berth with: • Win, OR • Tie and Miami or Denver loss, OR • Tie and Miami and Denver tie, OR • Tie and Miami tie and Kansas City win, OR • MIA loss and PIT loss or tie and DEN loss, OR • MIA loss and PIT loss or tie and KC win or tie, OR • MIA loss and BAL loss or tie and DEN loss, OR • MIA loss and BAL loss or tie and KC win or tie

> NFC CLINCHED: Dallas - playoff berth DALLAS Clinches NFC East and first-round bye with: • Win and N.Y. Giants loss or tie, OR • Tie and N.Y. Giants loss Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: • Win and N.Y. Giants-Detroit tie DETROIT Clinches NFC North with: • Win and Green Bay loss or tie, OR • Tie and GB loss and MIN loss or tie SEATTLE Clinches NFC West with: • Win or tie, OR • Arizona loss or tie NEW YORK clinches playoff berth with: • Win and Washington loss and Minnesota loss or tie and Green Bay loss or tie

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE — Agreed to terms with RHP Logan Ondrusek. HOUSTON — Signed a 30-year lease agreement with Fayetteville, N.C. to relocate their Class A Advanced affiliate in 2019. LA ANGELS — Traded C Jett Bandy to Milwaukee for C Martin Maldonado and RHP Drew Gagnon. TEXAS — Designated RHP Brady Dragmire for assignment. Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez on a one-year contract. National League ATLANTA — Agreed to terms with LHP John Danks on a minor league contract. COLORADO — Agreed to terms with INF/ OF Ian Desmond on a five-year contract. MILWAUKEE — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Webb on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO — Claimed RHP Zach Lee off waivers from Seattle. WASHINGTON — Agreed to terms with INF Emmanuel Burriss, LHP Tim Collins and RHPs Michael Broadway and Jacob Turner on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL NBA • PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Assigned G/F Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to Delaware. WNBA• CHICAGO — Named Amber Stocks coach. FOOTBALL • NFL ARIZONA — Placed S Tyvon Branch, S Deone Bucannon and OT Ulrick John on injured reserve. Released P Drew Butler. Signed QB Zac Dysert and P Matt Wile from the practice squad and LB Scooby Wright III from Cleveland’s practice squad. BUFFALO — Placed S James Ihedigbo

on injured reserve. Released LB Bryson Albright. Signed S Shamiel Gary and OT Michael Ota from the practice squad. CHICAGO — Waived DB De’Vante Bausby. CINCINNATI — Released PK Mike Nugent. Claimed PK Randy Bullock off waivers fromi Pittsburgh. CLEVELAND — Signed DL Gabe Wright from practice squad and WR Mario Alford to PS. DALLAS — Waived RB Darius Jackson. Activated RB Darren McFadden from the reserve/non-football injury list. HOUSTON — Placed WR Braxton Miller on injured reserve. Signed WR Wendall Williams from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS — Placed CB Patrick Robinson on injured reserve. MIAMI — Placed C Mike Pouncey on injured reserve. Signed QB T.J. Yates. MINNESOTA — Signed OT Marquis Lucas and TE Kyle Carter to the practice squad. NY JETS — Placed S Marcus Gilchrist and OT Breno Giacomini on IR. Signed S Ronald Martin and OL Craig Watts from practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO — Placed C Daniel Kilgore on injured reserve. Signed OL Alex Balducci from the practice squad and OL Mitchell Van Dyk to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY — Released S Major Wright. Signed DT John Hughes III. TENNESSEE — Added RB David Fluellen to the practice squad. WASHINGTON — Placed DE Anthony Lanier II on IR. Released DL Trevon Coley and DB Lee Hightower from the practice squad. Signed LB Nick Moody. Signed DL A.J. Francis and DB Shak Randolph to the practice squad.

HOCKEY • NHL ARIZONA — Assigned F Laurent Dauphin to Tucson (AHL). BOSTON — Reassigned G Dan Vladar to Providence (AHL). CAROLINA — Activated C Jordan Staal from injured reserve. CHICAGO — Activated F Jonathan Toews from injured reserve. NY ISLANDERS — Returned D Scott Mayfield to Bridgeport (AHL). Reassigned C Kyle Schempp from Bridgeport to Missouri (ECHL). OTTAWA — Assigned G Chris Driedger from Binghamton (AHL) to Wichita (ECHL). SOCCER • MLS ATLANTA — Traded G Clint Irwin to Toronto for D Mark Bloom and general allocation money. COLORADO — Traded M Jermaine Jones to LA for a 2017 first-round draft pick. LA GALAXY — Named Curt Onalfo coach. MINNESOTA — Traded D Chris Duvall and general allocation money to Montreal for M Johan Venegas. KANSAS CITY — Signed D Jimmy Medranda to a 3-year contract, D Kevin Ellis to a 2-year contract and G Alec Kann to a 1-year contract. ORLANDO — Traded D Donny Toia to Atlanta for a 2017 first-round draft pick. COLLEGE DELAWARE — Named Danny Rocco fb coach. FLA ATLANTIC — Named Lane Kiffin fb coach. TEMPLE — Named Geoff Collins fb coach. VANDERBILT — Announced men’s basketball G Camron Justice is leaving school. WINSTON-SALEM STATE — Signed fb coach Kienus Boulware to extension through 2020.

BOWL SCHEDULE Bowl New Mexico Las Vegas Camellia Cure New Orleans Miami Beach Boca Raton Poinsettia Potato Bahamas Armed Forces Dollar General Hawaii St. Petersburg Quick Lane Independence Heart of Dallas Military Holiday Cactus Pinstripe Russell Athletic Foster Farms Texas Birmingham Belk Alamo Liberty Sun Music City Arizona Orange Citrus TaxSlayer Peach (semi.) Fiesta (semi.) Outback Cotton Rose Sugar Championship

Date Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Monday Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 23 Dec. 23 Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 27 Dec. 27 Dec. 27 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 28 Dec. 28 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 29 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 2 Jan. 9

Time 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon Noon 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

TV ESPN KDNL-30 ESPN CBSSN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN2 ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN KTVI-2 ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN KMOV-4 ESPN KDNL-30.3 ESPN KDNL-30 ESPN ESPN ESPN KDNL-30 ESPN ESPN ESPN ESPN

Site Albuquerque, N.M. Las Vegas Montgomery, Ala. Orlando, Fla. New Orleans Miami Boca Raton, Fla. San Diego Boise, Idaho Nassau, Bahamas Fort Worth, Texas Mobile, Ala. Honolulu St. Petersburg, Fla. Detroit Shreveport, La. Dallas Annapolis, Md. San Diego Phoenix New York Orlando, Fla. Santa Clara, Calif. Houston, Texas Birmingham, Ala. Charlotte, N.C. San Antonio Memphis, Tenn. El Paso, Texas Nashville, Tenn. Tucson, Ariz. Miami Gardens, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Atlanta Glendale, Ariz. Tampa, Fla. Arlington, Texas Pasadena, Calif. New Orleans Tampa, Fla.

Matchup (line in parenthesis) New Mexico (-7) vs. UTSA Houston (-3) vs. San Diego St. Toledo (-1) vs. Appalachian St. Central Fla. (-5.5) vs. Arkansas St. So. Miss (-4.5) vs. La.-Lafayette Tulsa (-11.5) vs. Central Michigan W. Kentucky (-4.5) vs. Memphis BYU (-8.5) vs. Wyoming Colorado St. (-13) vs. Idaho Old Dominion (-3.5) vs. E. Michigan La. Tech (-3.5) vs. Navy Troy (-3.5) vs. Ohio Hawai’i (NL) vs. Middle Tenn. Mississippi St. (-12.5) vs Miami OH Maryland (-1.5) vs. Boston College NC State (-4) vs. Vanderbilt Army (-10) vs. North Texas Temple (-13) vs. Wake Forest Washington St. (-6.5) vs Minn. Boise St. (-8) vs. Baylor Pittsburgh (-5) vs. Northwestern Miami (Fla.) (-3) vs. W. Virginia Utah (-7.5) vs. Indiana Texas A&M (-2.5) vs. Kansas St. S. Florida (-10.5) vs. S. Carolina Virginia Tech (-7) Arkansas Colorado (-3) vs. Oklahoma State Georgia (-1) vs. TCU Stanford (-3) vs. North Carolina Tennessee (-3.5) vs. Nebraska Air Force (-13) vs. S. Alabama Michigan (-7) vs. Florida St. LSU (-3) vs. Louisville Georgia Tech (-4.5) vs. Kentucky Alabama (-16) vs. Washington Ohio St. (-3.5) vs. Clemson Florida (-2.5) vs. Iowa Wisconsin (-7) vs. W. Michigan USC (-7) vs. Penn St. Oklahoma (-4.5) vs. Auburn Semiinal winners


SPORTS

12.14.2016 • WEdnEsday • M 2

GIRLS BASKETBALL • MICDS 52, LINDBERGH 27

GETTING BACK

RICK ULREICH • special to sTLhighschoolsports.com

MICDS senior Lauryn Hughes takes a jump shot despite being surrounded by three Lindbergh players on Tuesday at MICDS.

MICDS of to a 6-0 start, looking for another inal four berth BY STEVE OVERBEY sTLhighschoolsports.com

LADUE • MICDS junior

forward Lindsay Parks has a nifty souvenir t-shirt from the Rams trip to the final four last season, a trip that ended with a double overtime loss in the Class 4 state championship game. She rarely wears it. “When I look at the front, it brings back bad memories,” Parks said. The Rams are looking forward, not behind, in an efort to get back to Mizzou Arena in Columbia. And that is fine with coach Scott Small. “They have short-term memory,” Small says. “But in a good way.” That focus on the task at hand was never more evident than on Tuesday night. MICDS used a businesslike performance to roll past Lindbergh 52-27 in a non-league affair on the sprawling MICDS campus in Ladue. The Rams, No. 1 among small schools in the latest STLhighschoolsports.com rankings, improved to 6-0 with another strong efort. “I like the way we’re playing so far,” said MICDS senior forward Lauryn Hughes, daughter of former St. Louis U. and NBA standout Larry Hughes. “We’re content, but there’s still room to get better.” MICDS lost two key components from last year’s 25-5 team that lost to St. Joseph Benton 41-34 in

the title contest. Forward Taylor Baur and guard Rachel Thompson have moved on to Princeton and Colgate respectively. The pair combined to average 33.3 points per game, which was 52 percent of the ofense last season. But the cupboard is far from bare. Hughes, Parks, and junior forward Jordyn Brooks have taken on bigger roles in the offense and Small uses as many as 10 players on a regular basis. “Other kids have gotten an opportunity to step up and do different things,” Small said. “And it’s working, at least so far.” Junior Kayla Work came off the bench to lead the way on Tuesday with 14 points. Brooks added 10. Parks and Hughes chipped in with eight each. “It’s a diferent team, but it’s a good diferent,” Parks said. “We rely not on one or two people, but all of us. That makes us more efective.” It certainly did against Lindbergh (3-3). MICDS put together a flashy 13-0 run in the first half to erase an early 5-4 deficit. Brooks and Hughes triggered the outburst with two baskets each. Parks got it started with a short jumper to put her team in front to stay 6-5. Raevyn Ferguson followed with a 3-pointer before Hughes canned a short jumper from the lane for an 11-5

lead. Brooks followed with back-to-back baskets in a 22-second span before Hughes ended the streak with a 10-footer. Landys Hughes capped off a near-perfect second quarter with a long-range bomb at the buzzer that pumped the lead to 27-12. The Flyers never got closer than to within 13 points the rest of the way. “I was really happy with the kids efort,” Small said. “We missed a few shots early, but once they settled down, they got into a rhythm. The hustle was there — they always work hard.” The Rams have won their first six games by 173 points — an average of 28.8 per contest. “I’ll give us a B-plus so far,” Lauryn Hughes said. Small agreed. “It’s early and we’re still adjusting,” he said. “But so far, I’m pretty happy.” Lindbergh has taken a big step forward under first-year coach Michelle Spencer. The Flyers, who have not had a winning season since posting a 17-9 mark in 2010-11, won their first three games in capturing the Southside Classic. “The kids are buying into the winning culture,” Spencer said. “We’re a work in progress — but we feel like we’re moving in the right direction. Lindbergh, which lost 20 of 26 games two seasons ago, was led by Megan Martin’s 10 points.

TUESDAY’S RESULTS BOYS BASKETBALL Luth. North 13 21 18 21 73 Maplewood-RH 14 14 13 29 70 L (4-1): Nesbitt 24, White 22. FG 23 (3), FT 24-32. M (2-6): Womak 25, Brunson 24. FG 24 (9), FT 13-20. McCluer 14 13 15 15 65 Jennings 11 12 17 19 68 J (6-1): Carrawell 16, R. Johnson 16, Younge 15. FG 21 (1), FT 25-38. Van-Far 12 2 15 16 60 North Callaway 16 8 8 13 51 N (1-5): Danison 16. FG 20 (3), FT 8-15. Jeferson 9 14 20 13 56 Northwest-CH 11 11 15 12 49 N (2-5): Thorburg 19, Wisdom 10. FG 19 (4), FT 7-15. Miller Career 12 15 24 24 75 North Tech 24 16 25 10 79 M (6-2): Perkins 32, Clark 11. FG 33 (4), FT 5-9. N (4-3): E. Hicks 23, Pruitt 18, B. Patterson 12, E. Hicks 10. FG 32 (7), FT 8-17. Marissa 10 13 11 21 55 Lebanon 18 5 14 16 53 M (5-3): K. Smith 34, Stoddard 11. FG 21 (5), FT 8-11. L (2-6): Schieppe 17, Guthrie 12, D. Krumsieg 12. FG 22 (4), FT 5-8. Highland 12 8 10 5 35 Wesclin 12 12 15 13 52 W (5-2): Courtney 19, Brede 13, Ottensmeier 11. FG 19 (8), FT 6-10. Carnahan 8 10 8 11 37 Whitfield 10 17 19 18 64 C (2-7): Wright 13, Brookins 10. FG 15 (3), FT 4-6. W (4-2): Watson 23, C. Alexander 11. FG 22 (4), FT 16-21. FZ West 12 10 14 16 52 FZ North 5 19 10 11 45 FW (4-2): Hampton 18. FG 16 (6), FT 14-19. FN (3-3): Bell 16, Owens 11. FG 16 (4), FT 9-12. Crystal City 6 7 6 7 26 Valley Park 21 14 26 9 70 V (5-2): Courtney 17, Shaw 12, Ballard 10. FG 30 (0), FT 10-21. Gtwy Snce Ac. 5 22 11 12 50 DuBourg 9 11 14 14 48 D (1-4): Warren 14, Rettig 11. FG 19 (1), FT 9-19. O’F Christian 12 11 4 10 37 Ritter 23 16 11 8 58 R (8-0): Davis 20, Womack 14. FG 23 (6), FT 6-12. De Smet 22 17 9 25 73 Pky. South 12 12 20 14 58 D (3-2): Stipanovich 23, Ford 18, Tynes 12. FG 27 (8), FT 11-13. P (3-3): Welin 16, McArthy 15. FG 20 (5), FT 13-15. Pacific 8 7 23 17 55 Union 7 19 11 12 49 P (4-2): VanLeer 15, Strong 14, Klenke 11. FG 17 (7), FT 14-21. Pky. West 16 15 4 14 49 Summit 4 8 12 4 28 P (5-1): Yess 16, Gieseking 10. FG 20 (3), FT 6-8. S (2-4): Coughlin 12. FG 10 (3), FT 5-6.

Liberty 14 16 13 14 57 FZ South 16 10 9 20 55 L (4-1): Overall 16, Henningsen 14, Jones 12. FG 22 (8), FT 5-12. F (3-5): Thomas 18, Bellinger 14. FG 21 (6), FT 7-11. Ritenour 18 20 18 17 73 Oakville 12 14 11 14 51 R (4-1): Hughes 21, Kobe 15, Garmon 11. FG 26 (7), FT 14-19. Carlyle 16 8 11 6 49 Triad 7 12 13 9 53 T (6-2): Moss 18. FG 16 (1), FT 20-24. Mascoutah 15 7 10 8 40 Civic Mem. 14 16 15 13 58 C (5-3): Adams 19. FG 22 (3), FT 11-15. Red Bud 7 7 9 12 35 Columbia 7 19 12 15 53 R (3-5): Birchler 9. FG 14 (4), FT 3-10. C (3-4): Peterson 25. FG 17 (2), FT 17-21. Greenville 7 9 13 12 41 Okawville 19 19 18 16 72 G (1-4): Carlson 14. FG 15 (6), FT 5-10. O (7-0): N. Frederking 22, Ganz 21, Meier 11. FG 31 (4), FT 6-8.

Miller Career 13 27 21 17 78 CSOMB 6 5 7 2 20 M (5-1): Seltzer 19, A. Garrett 10, Howard 10. FG 32 (3), FT 11-15. Wood River 0 4 4 5 13 Columbia 17 16 10 2 45 C (7-2): Edwards 10. FG 17 (1), FT 3-7. Warrenton 9 19 17 13 58 St. Charles 11 8 10 11 40 S (4-2): Wilson 11. FG 16 (4), FT 4-6. Valmeyer 2 13 12 6 33 Valley Park 16 12 12 18 58 Vl (3-3): Clouson 21, Nelson 10. FG 24 (2), FT 8-23. Hermann 9 17 13 17 56 Washington 19 14 28 10 71 W (5-0): J. Arnold 27, Hardesty 20, R. Arnold 14. FG 28 (10), FT 5-6. Roxana 6 8 9 9 32 Gibault 2 11 13 10 36 G (5-6): Deterding 9. FG 13 (0), FT 10-20. Riverview 8 14 9 9 40 Cahokia 17 23 23 13 76 R: Johnson 14, Dukes 10. FG 17 (2), FT 4-9.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

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Bellvl. East 14 7 9 21 51 Bellvl. West 15 11 15 21 62 BW (7-2): Darough 23, Carter 12. FG 22 (2), FT 16-22. Bayless 3 7 4 7 21 Kennedy 9 10 12 9 40 B (0-6): Clemons 13. FG 9 (3), FT 0-3. K (3-5): Sowell 18, L. Mushinski 16. FG 16 (0), FT 8-11. Crystal City 9 1 4 15 29 Afton 8 15 13 18 54 A (5-2): Brown 19. FG 24 (3), FT 3-7. Farmington 14 14 9 21 58 St. Louis Pat 4 10 6 8 28 F (4-2): Thurman 18. FG 25 (6), FT 2-2. S (0-5): McCartney 8. FG 12 (3), FT 1-2. Liberty 4 7 8 7 26 FZ South 21 15 19 5 60 L (2-4): Kruse 9. FG 10 (2), FT 4-9. F (5-2): Karl 19, S. Popp 12. FG 24 (5), FT 7-19. Kirkwood 15 12 20 11 58 McCluer North 10 5 9 22 46 M (2-5): Collins 16, Hurst 11. FG 15 (1), FT 15-27. Lindbergh 5 7 7 8 27 MICDS 9 18 13 12 52 L (3-3): Martin 10. FG 11 (2), FT 3-5. M (6-0): Work 14, J. Brooks 10. FG 20 (6), FT 6-11. Mehlville 6 11 12 7 36 Pky. Central 27 5 20 10 62 M (2-4): Horn 14. FG 15 (2), FT 4-9. P (5-1): O. Stephens 14, Hilton 10. FG 26 (1), FT 9-21. Oakville 17 22 17 6 68 Ladue 12 19 16 15 69 L (5-2): Minkler 25, Peete 17, Bland 14. FG 25 (4), FT 15-28. Luth. South 7 10 14 15 46 Clayton 14 14 15 18 61 L (4-2): Anderson 13, Member-Meneh 11. FG 14 (2), FT 16-22. C (5-0): Sams 20, Jones 14, Millett 13. FG 28 (0), FT 5-6.

Timberland 129, Ritenour 41 200 medley relay: 1. Timberland, 2:03.22 200 freestyle: 1. Crowell, Timberland, 2:30.09 200 individual medley: 1. Pursely, Timberland, 2:31.22 50 freestyle: 1. Becker, Timberland, 28.81 100 butterfly: 1. Misener, Timberland, 1:12.88 500 freestyle: 1. Kuhlmann, Timberland, 6:07.59 200 freestyle relay: 1. Timberland, 1:54.22 100 backstroke: Herndon, Timberland, 1:04.91 100 breaststroke: 1. Est, Timberland, 1:21.87 400 freestyle relay: 1. Timberland, 4:16.12

WRESTLING Lafayette 49, Parkway South 15 120: Desean Reese, Lafayette, major dec. Josh Paterson, Parkway South, 11-2 120: Jaylen Carson, Lafayette, pin Josh Paterson, Parkway South, 1:23 132: Grant Staggenborg, Parkway South, pin Aaron Toben, Lafayette, :59 138: Cameron Wegener, Lafayette, pin Bryce Raphael, Parkway South, 3:09 145: Anthony Michaels, Lafayette, pin David Marlow, Parkway South, 1:46 145: Kai Myers, Parkway South, dec. Adam Cook, Lafayette, 1-0 152: Justin Lafrance, Lafayette, pin J.J Bosch, Parkway South, :29 160: Austin Stofer, Lafayette, pin Steven Alexopoulos, Parkway South, 3:26 182: Jacob Malven, Lafayette, pin Branden Speckman, Parkway South, 1:22 195: Austin Wegener, Lafayette, dec. Ty Osby, Parkway South, 7-1 285: Carlo Miller, Parkway South pin Hayden Bollinger, Lafayette, 4:43 Won by forfeit L: Jayden Carson (113)

WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE BOYS BASKETBALL

GIRLS BASKETBALL

MS-Berkeley at Northwest Academy, 4:30 p.m. Haz. West at Riverview Gardens, 5:30 p.m. McKinley at Soldan, 6 p.m. Pattonville at Clayton, 6 p.m. Grandview at Festus, 7 p.m. Hillsboro at Mehlville, 7 p.m. Hazelwood East at Cardinal Ritter, 7 p.m. Trinity at Kennedy, 7:30 p.m.

Lift For Life at Jennings, 5:30 p.m. Normandy vs. Wright City, at Orchard Farm, 5:30 p.m. Duchesne vs. Principia, at Orchard Farm, 5:30 p.m. Summit at Parkway West, 6 p.m. Trinity at Kennedy, 6 p.m. Northwest Academy vs. Roosevelt, at Gateway STEM, 6 p.m. Alton Marq. vs. Waterloo, at Gibault, 6 p.m.

Luth. St. Charles at FZ East, 6 p.m. Dupo at Hancock, 6:30 p.m. North Tech at Whitield, 6:30 p.m. Brentwood at Orchard Farm, 7 p.m. Althof at Belleville East, 7:30 p.m. West County at Herculaneum, 7:30 p.m. Red Bud vs. Valmeyer, at Gibault, 7:30 p.m.

WRESTLING Fort Zumwalt South at Washington, 6 p.m.

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AMERICA’S LINE NFL Favorite Open Current Underdog Thursday SEAHAWKS 13.5 14.5 Rams Saturday Dolphins 3 2.5 JETS Sunday COWBOYS 7 7 Bucs GIANTS 4.5 4.5 Lions RAVENS 6 6 Eagles Packers 5 6.5 BEARS VIKINGS 4 4 Colts BILLS 10 10 Browns CHIEFS 6 5.5 Titans TEXANS 5.5 6 Jaguars CARDS 2.5 2.5 Saints FALCONS 13 13.5 49ers Patriots 3 3 BRONCOS Raiders 3 3 CHARGERS Steelers 3 3 BENGALS Monday WASHINGTON 4 4.5 Panthers NBA Favorite Points Underdog HEAT 1.5 Pacers Raptors 8.5 76ERS Clippers 7.5 MAGIC WIZARDS PK Hornets NETS 1 Lakers Cavaliers 7.5 GRIZZLIES ROCKETS 9.5 Kings Pistons 4.5 MAVERICKS JAZZ 5 Thunder SPURS 8 Celtics COLLEGE BASKETBALL Favorite Points Underdog GEORGIA 9.5 UL-Lafayette OHIO U 14.5 Wisconsin-Milw PRINCETON 8 St. Joseph’s SO ILLINOIS 9.5 Saint Louis DEPAUL 7.5 Illinois-Chi WISCONSIN 21.5 Wisc-Green Bay ST. MARY’S-CA 20.5 W Kentucky NEVADA 11 Cal-Irvine UCLA 29 Cal-Santa Barb Added Games YOUNGSTOWN ST 5.5 Niagara Middle Tenn St 1.5 BELMONT TENN-MARTIN PK Arkansas St MISSOURI ST 12 Oral Roberts N DAKOTA ST 8.5 Cal-Davis Ark-L Rock 12.5 NO ARIZONA MISSISSIPPI ST 2 E Tennessee St NHL Favorite Odds Underdog SENATORS -$110/-$110 Sharks PENGUINS -$170/+$150 Bruins FLAMES -$110/-$110 Lightning Flyers -$135/+$115 AVALANCHE Grand Salami: Over/under 21.5 goals.

SOCCER ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE WEST HAM UNITED..................................-$160 Burnley....................................................+$450 Draw +$285 | Over/under 2.5 goals Chelsea.....................................................-$310 SUNDERLAND......................................... +$875 Draw +$450 | Over/under 3.0 goals WEST BROMWICH ALBION ..................... +$105 Swansea City...........................................+$280 Draw +$240 | Over/under 2.5 goals Liverpool..................................................-$180 MIDDLESBROUGH................................... +$510 Draw +$320 | Over/under 2.5 goals MANCHESTER CITY................................. -$420 Watford .................................................+$1050 Draw +$540 Over/under 3.0 goals Southampton.......................................... +$145 STOKE CITY ............................................. +$195 Draw +$215 | Over/under 2.5 goals TOTTENHAM ........................................... -$450 Hull City.................................................+$1300 Draw +$560 | Over/under 3.0 goals Manchester United..................................-$160 CRYSTAL PALACE................................... +$400 Draw +$280 | Over/under 2.5 goals Home team in CAPS © 2016 Benjamin Eckstein

North Central (Ill.) 68, Albion 57 North Central (Minn.) 76, Gustavus 67 Sioux Falls 84, Mount Marty 50 St. Xavier 106, East-West 79 Wis.-La Crosse 74, Augustana (Ill.) 63 Wright St. 85, Urbana 34 Southwest New Mexico St. 79, UTEP 68 Sam Houston 78, Sul Ross St. 57 Far West E. Washington 88, Morehead St. 86, OT Oregon 81, Montana 67 Portland St. 110, New Hope Christian 79 Santa Clara 77, UC Riverside 53

Women’s basketball top 25 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Area scores Women’s basketball Washington U. 75, Greenville 60 RMU-Springfield 94, Fontbonne 47 WEDNESDAY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE W: Southeastern Iowa at Jefferson, 6:30 p.m. M: Salem International at McKendree, 7 p.m. M: SLU at SIU Carbondale, 7 p.m. M: Harris-Stowe at RMU-Springfield, 7 p.m. M: Oral Roberts at Missouri State, 7 p.m.

Men’s basketball scores East Hartford 70, Dartmouth 66 Hofstra 96, Stony Brook 58 UMass 65, NC A&T 59 Villanova 78, Temple 57 Yale 90, CCSU 59 South Clemson 93, SC State 65 Denver 64, South Alabama 51 Ga. Southern 72, Florida G.C. 59 Indiana-Southeast 68, Alice Lloyd 61 LSU 70, NC Central 66 Louisiana Tech 65, Prairie View 52 Monmouth (NJ) 82, Memphis 79 SC-Upstate 76, Presbyterian 48 St. Augustine’s 64, Virginia St. 58 St. Leo 75, Clayton St. 62 Tennessee 74, Tennessee Tech 68 VMI 88, Charleston S. 83 Midwest Cincinnati 96, Texas South. 58 Indiana-East 92, Rio Grande 62 Michigan 97, Cent. Arkansas 53

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UConn (33) (9-0) idle. Next: vs. No. 12 Ohio State, Monday. Notre Dame (9-1) idle. Next: at Toledo, Sunday. Baylor (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Winthrop, Thursday. Maryland (11-0) beat Loyola (Md.) 79-60. Next: at Duquesne, Dec. 21. Mississippi State (9-0) idle. Next: at UALR, Tuesday. South Carolina (7-1) idle. Next: vs. Clemson, Thursday. Florida State (10-1) idle. Next: vs. North Florida, Monday. Louisville (8-2) idle. Next: vs. South Dakota State, Wed. UCLA (7-1) idle. Next: vs. UC Santa Barbara, Wednesday. Stanford (8-1) idle. Next: at George Washington, Dec. 21. Washington (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Savannah State, Sunday. Ohio State (8-3) idle. Next: vs. Alabama State, Friday. Miami (8-1) idle. Next: at FIU, Friday. West Virginia (10-0) idle. Next: vs. Longwood, Saturday. Colorado (9-0) idle. Next: at MVSU, Sat. Texas (3-4) idle. Next: vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Thurs. DePaul (6-3) idle. Next: at Temple, Thu. Duke (10-1) idle. Next: vs. Villanova, Dec. 21. Kentucky (7-3) idle. Next: vs. Radford, Sunday. Oklahoma (7-2) idle. Next: vs. Xavier, Monday. Syracuse (8-3) idle. Next: vs. Old Dominion, Dec. 20. South Florida (7-0) idle. Next: vs. St. Francis (Pa.), Wednesday. Arizona State (6-2) idle. Next: at Middle Tennessee, Tuesday. Virginia Tech (10-0) idle. Next: at Auburn, Sunday. Oregon (8-1) beat Clemson 87-59. Next: at Mississippi, Wednesday.

FOOTBALL Scores, schedule >

MONDAY • New England 30, Baltimore 23 | THURSDAY • Los Angeles at Seattle, 7:25 p.m. KSDK-5, NFL | SATURDAY • Miami at N.Y. Jets, 7:25 p.m. NFL Net | SUNDAY • Tennessee at Kansas City, Noon, KMOV-4 | Green Bay at Chicago, Noon, KTVI-2 | Philadelphia at Baltimore, Noon | Cleveland at Buffalo, Noon | Detroit at N.Y. Giants, Noon | Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Noon | Indianapolis at Minnesota, Noon | Jacksonville at Houston, Noon | New Orleans at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. | San Francisco at Atlanta, 3:05 p.m. | New England at Denver, 3:25 p.m., KMOV4 | Oakland at San Diego, 3:25 p.m. | Tampa Bay at Dallas, 7:30 p.m., KSDK-5 | DEC. 19 • Carolina at Washington, 7:30 p.m., ESPN MONDAY’S LATE BOX SCORE

Standings

Patriots 30, Ravens 23

x-clinched playoff spot AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T New England 11 2 0 Miami 8 5 0 Buffalo 6 7 0 N.Y. Jets 4 9 0 South W L T Houston 7 6 0 Tennessee 7 6 0 Indianapolis 6 7 0 Jacksonville 2 11 0 North W L T Pittsburgh 8 5 0 Baltimore 7 6 0 Cincinnati 5 7 1 Cleveland 0 13 0 West W L T Kansas City 10 3 0 Oakland 10 3 0 Denver 8 5 0 San Diego 5 8 0

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PF 349 281 325 229 PF 229 321 328 240 PF 317 279 268 207 PF 302 358 296 350

PA 230 301 301 324 PA 274 306 333 338 PA 256 237 269 375 PA 255 320 242 347

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T x-Dallas 11 2 0 N.Y. Giants 9 4 0 Washington 7 5 1 Philadelphia 5 8 0 South W L T Atlanta 8 5 0 Tampa Bay 8 5 0 New Orleans 5 8 0 Carolina 5 8 0 North W L T Detroit 9 4 0 Green Bay 7 6 0 Minnesota 7 6 0 Chicago 3 10 0 West W L T Seattle 8 4 1 Arizona 5 7 1 Los Angeles 4 9 0 San Francisco 1 12 0

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PF 340 255 330 290 PF 428 293 358 311 PF 295 333 258 221 PF 274 299 194 251

PA 238 244 317 272 PA 345 296 351 337 PA 268 312 225 290 PA 232 277 304 393

Baltimore 0 3 14 6 — 23 New England 9 7 7 7 — 30 First Quarter NE: safety, 10:47. NE: Blount 1 run (Gostkowski kick), 1:04. Second Quarter NE: Mitchell 6 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 9:28. Bal: FG Tucker 50, :11. Third Quarter NE: Bennett 19 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 8:45. Bal: Waller 3 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 6:50. Bal: Dixon 8 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 5:24. Fourth Quarter Bal: FG Tucker 38, 6:35. NE: Hogan 79 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 6:18. Bal: FG Tucker 37, 2:03. A: 66,829. Bal NE First downs 17 20 Total Net Yards 348 496 Rushes-yards 14-42 26-95 Passing 306 401 Punt Returns 1-12 2-7 Kickoff Returns 2-40 3-56 Interceptions Ret. 1-14 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 37-52-1 25-38-1 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-18 1-5 Punts 6-48.2 6-49.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 8-47 5-48 Time of Possession 30:46 29:14 Rushing: Baltimore, Dixon 11-39, West 2-2, Flacco 1-1. New England, Blount 18-72, D.Lewis 3-14, Hogan 2-7, White 2-3, Brady 1-(minus 1). Passing: Baltimore, Flacco 37-52-1-324. New England, Brady 25-38-1-406. Receiving: Baltimore, Dixon 8-42, Wallace 5-52, S.Smith 4-57, West 4-24, Pitta 4-18, Perriman 3-52, Juszczyk 3-46, Boyle 3-15, Aiken 1-10, Moore 1-5, Waller 1-3. New England, Edelman 7-73, Hogan 5-129, Bennett 4-70, Mitchell 4-41, White 3-81, Blount 1-7, D.Lewis 1-5. Missed Field Goals: None.

Week 15 playof scenarios > AFC NEW ENGLAND Clinches AFC East with: • Win or tie, OR • Miami loss or tie Clinches first-round bye with: • Win or tie, OR • Miami loss or tie and Pittsburgh loss or tie • Miami loss or tie and Kansas City win KANSAS CITY Clinches playoff berth with: • Win, OR • Tie and Miami loss or Denver loss or tie, OR • DEN loss and BAL or PIT loss or tie OAKLAND Clinches playoff berth with: • Win, OR • Tie and Miami or Denver loss, OR • Tie and Miami and Denver tie, OR • Tie and Miami tie and Kansas City win, OR • MIA loss and PIT loss or tie and DEN loss, OR • MIA loss and PIT loss or tie and KC win or tie, OR • MIA loss and BAL loss or tie and DEN loss, OR • MIA loss and BAL loss or tie and KC win or tie

> NFC CLINCHED: Dallas - playoff berth DALLAS Clinches NFC East and first-round bye with: • Win and N.Y. Giants loss or tie, OR • Tie and N.Y. Giants loss Clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with: • Win and N.Y. Giants-Detroit tie DETROIT Clinches NFC North with: • Win and Green Bay loss or tie, OR • Tie and GB loss and MIN loss or tie SEATTLE Clinches NFC West with: • Win or tie, OR • Arizona loss or tie NEW YORK clinches playoff berth with: • Win and Washington loss and Minnesota loss or tie and Green Bay loss or tie

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE — Agreed to terms with RHP Logan Ondrusek. HOUSTON — Signed a 30-year lease agreement with Fayetteville, N.C. to relocate their Class A Advanced affiliate in 2019. LA ANGELS — Traded C Jett Bandy to Milwaukee for C Martin Maldonado and RHP Drew Gagnon. TEXAS — Designated RHP Brady Dragmire for assignment. Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez on a one-year contract. National League ATLANTA — Agreed to terms with LHP John Danks on a minor league contract. COLORADO — Agreed to terms with INF/ OF Ian Desmond on a five-year contract. MILWAUKEE — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Webb on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO — Claimed RHP Zach Lee off waivers from Seattle. WASHINGTON — Agreed to terms with INF Emmanuel Burriss, LHP Tim Collins and RHPs Michael Broadway and Jacob Turner on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL NBA • PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Assigned G/F Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot to Delaware. WNBA• CHICAGO — Named Amber Stocks coach. FOOTBALL • NFL ARIZONA — Placed S Tyvon Branch, S Deone Bucannon and OT Ulrick John on injured reserve. Released P Drew Butler. Signed QB Zac Dysert and P Matt Wile from the practice squad and LB Scooby Wright III from Cleveland’s practice squad. BUFFALO — Placed S James Ihedigbo

on injured reserve. Released LB Bryson Albright. Signed S Shamiel Gary and OT Michael Ota from the practice squad. CHICAGO — Waived DB De’Vante Bausby. CINCINNATI — Released PK Mike Nugent. Claimed PK Randy Bullock off waivers fromi Pittsburgh. CLEVELAND — Signed DL Gabe Wright from practice squad and WR Mario Alford to PS. DALLAS — Waived RB Darius Jackson. Activated RB Darren McFadden from the reserve/non-football injury list. HOUSTON — Placed WR Braxton Miller on injured reserve. Signed WR Wendall Williams from the practice squad. INDIANAPOLIS — Placed CB Patrick Robinson on injured reserve. MIAMI — Placed C Mike Pouncey on injured reserve. Signed QB T.J. Yates. MINNESOTA — Signed OT Marquis Lucas and TE Kyle Carter to the practice squad. NY JETS — Placed S Marcus Gilchrist and OT Breno Giacomini on IR. Signed S Ronald Martin and OL Craig Watts from practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO — Placed C Daniel Kilgore on injured reserve. Signed OL Alex Balducci from the practice squad and OL Mitchell Van Dyk to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY — Released S Major Wright. Signed DT John Hughes III. TENNESSEE — Added RB David Fluellen to the practice squad. WASHINGTON — Placed DE Anthony Lanier II on IR. Released DL Trevon Coley and DB Lee Hightower from the practice squad. Signed LB Nick Moody. Signed DL A.J. Francis and DB Shak Randolph to the practice squad.

HOCKEY • NHL ARIZONA — Assigned F Laurent Dauphin to Tucson (AHL). BOSTON — Reassigned G Dan Vladar to Providence (AHL). CAROLINA — Activated C Jordan Staal from injured reserve. CHICAGO — Activated F Jonathan Toews from injured reserve. NY ISLANDERS — Returned D Scott Mayfield to Bridgeport (AHL). Reassigned C Kyle Schempp from Bridgeport to Missouri (ECHL). OTTAWA — Assigned G Chris Driedger from Binghamton (AHL) to Wichita (ECHL). SOCCER • MLS ATLANTA — Traded G Clint Irwin to Toronto for D Mark Bloom and general allocation money. COLORADO — Traded M Jermaine Jones to LA for a 2017 first-round draft pick. LA GALAXY — Named Curt Onalfo coach. MINNESOTA — Traded D Chris Duvall and general allocation money to Montreal for M Johan Venegas. KANSAS CITY — Signed D Jimmy Medranda to a 3-year contract, D Kevin Ellis to a 2-year contract and G Alec Kann to a 1-year contract. ORLANDO — Traded D Donny Toia to Atlanta for a 2017 first-round draft pick. COLLEGE DELAWARE — Named Danny Rocco fb coach. FLA ATLANTIC — Named Lane Kiffin fb coach. TEMPLE — Named Geoff Collins fb coach. VANDERBILT — Announced men’s basketball G Camron Justice is leaving school. WINSTON-SALEM STATE — Signed fb coach Kienus Boulware to extension through 2020.

BOWL SCHEDULE Bowl New Mexico Las Vegas Camellia Cure New Orleans Miami Beach Boca Raton Poinsettia Potato Bahamas Armed Forces Dollar General Hawaii St. Petersburg Quick Lane Independence Heart of Dallas Military Holiday Cactus Pinstripe Russell Athletic Foster Farms Texas Birmingham Belk Alamo Liberty Sun Music City Arizona Orange Citrus TaxSlayer Peach (semi.) Fiesta (semi.) Outback Cotton Rose Sugar Championship

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Time 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. Noon Noon 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

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Matchup (line in parenthesis) New Mexico (-7) vs. UTSA Houston (-3) vs. San Diego St. Toledo (-1) vs. Appalachian St. Central Fla. (-5.5) vs. Arkansas St. So. Miss (-4.5) vs. La.-Lafayette Tulsa (-11.5) vs. Central Michigan W. Kentucky (-4.5) vs. Memphis BYU (-8.5) vs. Wyoming Colorado St. (-13) vs. Idaho Old Dominion (-3.5) vs. E. Michigan La. Tech (-3.5) vs. Navy Troy (-3.5) vs. Ohio Hawai’i (NL) vs. Middle Tenn. Mississippi St. (-12.5) vs Miami OH Maryland (-1.5) vs. Boston College NC State (-4) vs. Vanderbilt Army (-10) vs. North Texas Temple (-13) vs. Wake Forest Washington St. (-6.5) vs Minn. Boise St. (-8) vs. Baylor Pittsburgh (-5) vs. Northwestern Miami (Fla.) (-3) vs. W. Virginia Utah (-7.5) vs. Indiana Texas A&M (-2.5) vs. Kansas St. S. Florida (-10.5) vs. S. Carolina Virginia Tech (-7) Arkansas Colorado (-3) vs. Oklahoma State Georgia (-1) vs. TCU Stanford (-3) vs. North Carolina Tennessee (-3.5) vs. Nebraska Air Force (-13) vs. S. Alabama Michigan (-7) vs. Florida St. LSU (-3) vs. Louisville Georgia Tech (-4.5) vs. Kentucky Alabama (-16) vs. Washington Ohio St. (-3.5) vs. Clemson Florida (-2.5) vs. Iowa Wisconsin (-7) vs. W. Michigan USC (-7) vs. Penn St. Oklahoma (-4.5) vs. Auburn Semiinal winners


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2018 Toyota C-HR It knows what it’s about, even if we don’t The 2018 Toyota C-HR is, in many respects, a difficult little guy to pin down. To wit: • This compact crossover started life at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show as the Scion C-HR concept. But, before the production version could reach showrooms, the entire Scion brand went the way of the eight-track player. As they say, that left C-HR like a rock drummer with no girlfriend: homeless. To the rescue came mothership Toyota, which will offer C-HR under its namesake brand. • C-HR is said to be a “coupe,” but, along with its hatchback, it has four passenger doors. To retain the coupe conceit, its back-door handles are concealed near this little guy’s C-pillars. • Toyota says C-HR is a crossover, but — weirdly, considering Dan Wiese that categorization — all-wheel Automotive Writer drive is not even an available option. C-HR is strictly a frontdriver. • Finally — and this’ll drive our editor crazy — C-HR’s hyphen is disconcertingly fluid. The acronym, Toyota says, stands for “Coupe High-Rider.” But the hyphen lives between the “H” and “R” (“High-Rider”) when the name is written out, and between “C” and “H” (“C-HR”) when in acronym form. Mmmm. Rescuing us from our hand-wringing are C-HR’s easy-to-grasp core characteristics: one-size-fits-all mechanicals, the requisite in-cabin infotainment screens, razzle-dazzle styling and plenty of available safety hardware. That stuff we totally get. Set to be offered at launch in two trims — XLE and XLE Premium — every C-HR will feature a 2.0-liter, 144-hp I-4, continuously variable CVT automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Along with an athletically tuned suspension, those mechanicals, Toyota promises, will deliver a sporty driving experience. Enthusiasts who blanch at the thought of a “sporty” CVT should hush, Toyota says. The

Having started life as a Scion concept, the 2018 Toyota C-HR compact crossover retains that show car’s wild styling. belt-and-pulley gear box in C-HR is an all-new design that not only is smooth and quiet, but also boasts a driver-selectable Sport mode. When engaged, Sport parrots the conduct of a 7-speed automatic, in the process increasing throttle response and quickening the CVT’s automatic, albeit artificial, “step-up” shifts. The driver also can shift manually with the floor stick. Infotainment is handled by a 7-inch dashboard screen and 4.2-inch multi-information gauge-cluster display. Dual-zone climate control, 10 air bags, backup camera, Bluetooth, Aha touch-screen app, voicecommand capability and the Toyota Safety Sense suite (Pedestrian Detection, forward collision warning, Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and more) are all standard. Spring for XLE Premium and you add, among other things, push-button engine start, heated front seats, fog lamps, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. C-HR’s exterior styling, Toyota modestly notes, is “matchless, sexy, muscular and edgy.” It’s headturning, to be sure, with a bullet nose, swoopy flank, coupe-esque profile and amoebic taillights. Look for C-HR in March. No pricing yet.

2018 TOYOTA C-HR (preliminary specifications) DRIVE FORMAT: Front-wheel drive ENGINE: 2.0-liter I-4 HORSEPOWER: 144 at 6100 rpm TORQUE: 140 lb.-ft. at 3,900 rpm RECOMMENDED FUEL: Regular TRANSMISSION: CVT automatic EPA MPG: Not yet certified WHERE BUILT: Sakarya, Turkey WHEELBASE: 103.9 inches LENGTH: 171.2 inches SUSPENSION : Fully independent Dan Wiese is a freelance automotive writer. He is a regular contributor to the Post-Dispatch and to AAA Midwest Traveler magazine’s online Web Bonus. You can email him at drivingwithdan@gmail.com.

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Toyota

4300

2005 Toyota Celica GT #94191-2 $6,595 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)6724020 '15 Toyota Corolla: 23K Miles, Backup Cam, Bluetooth, 36 MPG $16,300 #84837A

'14 Toyota Prius: Hatchback, Includes Balance of Factory Warranty $14,990 #P8749

Bommarito ST. PETERS DISCOUNT CORNER 1-866-2449085 '12 Toyota Avalon: Limited, Leather, Sunroof, Auto $18,490

'15 Toyota Avalon XLE $22,294 #KE73623 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Toyota Camry L: 27K Miles, 35 MPG #X2726P $13,997 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701 '16 Toyota Prius Two: Alloys Wheels, CD Player, Hybrid, 3K Miles, Automatic, $24,135 #M16899A LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298 '14 Toyota Prius C: Only 14K Miles, CALL TODAY! $14,698 #SC1419

'07 Toyota Matrix XR: Gray, Only 114K Mi, High Quality, Low Miles, Call Today, $6,999 #DL1389

'09 VW EOS Luxury, Auto, Black, V8114 $11,400

Volvo

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'16 Volvo S60 T5: Drive E Premier $27,880 #L1214

'09 Volvo S60 2.5T: 96K, Lthr, Sun #184642 $8,825

'13 Volvo XC60 T6: $27,870 #L1169

'13 Ford Fusion: Hybrid, Awesome MPG, $14,990 '12 BWM 650: Convertible, x-Drive, Navigation, Auto, Black, $41,490

'12 VW CC R-Line: $11,400

'15 Volvo XC60 T5: Premier $29,800 #P4063

'13 Volvo S60 T5: 34K Miles, $18,980 #11219

'12 Volvo S60 T5: 45K Mi, Lthr, Roof $16,995 #185191

'13 Mercedes Benz C300: 4MATIC, Black, Navigation, Sport Package, '14 Subaru Legacy: 3.6L, Auto, Full Pwr $20,400

'13 Volvo XC90: AWD, Lthr, 7 Pass $27,850 #L1221

'14 GMC Sierra: 16K Mi, Local Trade, $19,400

'09 VW EOS: Auto, 75K Miles, $11,490 '12 GMC Acadia: SLT1: 66K Miles, , Leather, Quad Seats, $21,490 '08 Volkswagen Jetta: Sunroof/Moonroof, Satellite Radio, Black #X17150A, $7,836 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701

'12 VW Tiguan: 95K Miles, Gray $12,835 #186121

'14 VW CC: Black, Leather $18,990 #48421-1

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'15 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD LT: 4WD, 34,xxx Miles #C161643A, $31,975 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770 '11 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab, 4WD, 5.3L V8, LT Package, GM Certified Warranty #C160252A $30,978 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770 '12 Chevy 1500 LT: Extended Cab, 4x4, V8, 26K Miles, One Owner, GMCertified, $27,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '14 Chevy 1500 LT: Crew Cab, 4x4, V8, 28K Miles, GM Certified, $30,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy 1500 LT: 4x4, V8, All Star, GM Certified, 18K Miles, $33,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'07 Silverado 4WD, Black, 72K #C8240A, $19,490

'04 Chevy Silverado1500 4X4, ABS, Priced Below Avg, #UH5332EP, $9,995 Lou Fusz Economy Lot West (636) 200-2129 '14 Mazda Mazda i Touring: 2.5LT #C160265A, $12,910 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770

'13 Silverado 1500 LT Stk #P8583, $16,995

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'13 Chevy Traverse LTZ: AWD, 44K Mi, Loaded, $28,450

'14 Honda Ridgeline SE: Lthr, Navigation, $30,490 '15 Toyota Corolla $13,984 #KE66473 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'15 VW Passat $12,997 #KE34825 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '15 VW Passat Wolfsburg $13,499 #KE13968 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

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'12 Toyota Rav 4: Sport, 43K Miles, 4WD, Black, $16,900 '12 Toyota Prius: Hatchback, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Navigation $11,990 #P8751

4310 Chevrolet Trucks

'13 VW Jetta 2.5L: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof $14,990 #38263A

'12 Volvo S60 T5: Automatic, Leather Seats, Alloy Wheels, CD Player, 49K Miles #M568XQ, $16,355 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298

Dodge Plymouth Trucks 4335 '15 Dodge Ram 1500: 8Ft Bed, Alloy Wheels, Bed Liner $22,500 #84026A

'15 Dodge Ram1500 $31,374 #ET61517 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '14 Dodge Ram 1500 Longhorn: V-8, 4WD, Satellite Radio, Cruise Control, Alloy Wheels, Navigation #M16787A, $34,336 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298

'12 Ram 2500: Laramie, 4WD, #M16648A $42,470 '16 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT: Quad Cab, 4x4, Big Horn, HEMI, $28,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '06 Ram 1500 ST: Priced Below Average $8,995 #U4907Q Lou Fusz Economy Lot West (636) 200-2129

Ford Trucks

Chevrolet Trucks

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' 14 Chevy Silverardo: LT, 4x4, 5/3 V8, Only 67K Miles, Call for Price

'15 Chevy Silverado 1500: 22K Miles, Z71, 4x4, Backup Camera $33,500 #84862A

'05 Chevy Silverado 1500: AWD, Security System, Priced Below Average $7,990 #77552B

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'06 Ranger V6 3.0L, Black, 131K Miles, Stk #UH5108EP $9,995 Lou Fusz Economy Lot West (636) 200-2129 '12 Ford F350 Dually: 6.7 Diesel, King Ranch, 4/4, Long Bed, heated Leather Seats $42,990

'13 Ford F150 XLT: Crew Cab, 4x4, 101K Miles, 6 ft Bed $21,990

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Classified Ford Trucks

4340 Sport Utilitiy

'12 Ford F-150 Lariat: Super C rew Cab, 8 Cyl, Heated Seats, Bluetooth $23,990 #T16269A

'14 Ford F-150 STX: Bed Cover, 39K Miles, Sync, Alloy Wheels $26,000 #84929A

'15 Ford F-250 Lariat $39,499 #T3786E 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '10 Ford F150: Regular Cab Work Truck, White, 150K Mi, Only $7,999 #DL1348

'14 Ford F-150 STX: Extended Cab, 4x4, V6, Black, 12K Miles, One Owner, $26,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

GMC Trucks

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'15 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT: Crew Cab, 8 Cyl, Heated Seats, BU Camera $37,990 #T16417A

'14 GMC Sierra: Crew Cab, Lifted, Wheels/Tires, Call for Price

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4390 Sport Utilitiy

2012 Chevy Equinox 2LT #67223-1 $11,397 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'13 Chevy Traverse LTZ: AWD, Loaded, $28,400 #B8065

' 10 Chevy Equinox LS: FWD, New Tires, Only 100K Miles $8,990 #R1416A

'10 Chevy Equinox: 99K Miles, Navigation, Backup Camera $10,990 #T16552A

'08 Chevy Trail Blazer: Sunroof, 87K Miles, $12,888 #48148-1

'16 Chevy Equinox LS: AWD, One Owner $19,990 #48061-1

'12 Chevy Traverse LS V6, Blue, 45K Mi, GM Certified, One Owner, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 314-772-1400 '15 Chevy Traverse 2LT: AWD, Sunroof, DVD, 18K Miles, GM Certified, $30,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '08 Ford Edge Limited: Lthr, Heated Seats $13,997 #UH5314EP Lou Fusz Economy Lot West (636) 200-2129 '11 Kia Sorrento: Keyless Entry #UH5172EP $9,995 Lou Fusz Economy Lot West (636) 200-2129

'13 Infiniti EX-37 Journey: Loaded, #B8167, $27,990

'14 Chevy Traverse LTZ: Nav, Dual Roof, Lthr $26,901 #23892-1

'15 Dodge Journey SXT: V6, 3rd Row, 30K Miles, Black, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 2010 Ford Escape XLT Stk #94442-1 $8,995 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)672-4020

'10 Chevy Equinox LT: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Bluetooth, Sunroof, $12,990 #95248A

'15 GMC Sierra 1500: SLT, Crew, Leather, 1 Owner, 15K Miles, $43,500 #T16000A

2004 Ford Escape XLS Stk #66752-1 $3,297 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'13 Chevy Equinox 1LT: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, AWD, Low Miles, Backup Camera, Bluetooth $19,990 #78140A

'12 GMC Sierra 1500: Work Truck, Extended Cab, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles #77606A $14,990

'14 GMC Sierra A Must Sell, Very Cheap, #V16121A, $19,400

Honda Trucks

'13 Ridgeline RTL Stk #45660A $28,969

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Misc Trucks

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'02 Lincoln Blackwood, 59K, Leather, Sunroof, C17184A $17,490

Nissan/Datsun Trucks 4380 2004 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab #46298-1 $8,995 St. Charles Nissan/Hyundai (866)6724020

Toyota Trucks

'12 Ford Explorer XLT: Backup Camera, Black Metallic, Bluetooth, #P7505 Call for Pricing

'05 Chevy Avalanche 1500: Low Miles, 4WD, Sunroof, Alloy Wheels, Flex Fuel Bose System $11,990 #27114B

'14 Ford Edge SE: Bluetooth, $18,990 #T16642A

'10 Chevy Equinox LT: 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Back Up Camera, $11,990 #10857A

'14 Ford Escape Titanium: 20K Miles, Lthr, Bu Cam, Htd Seat $22,000 #A9385

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'10 Honda Ridgeline RT 4WD, Silver, 127K Miles, Timing Service Completed, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax #H170086A $14,999

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'14 Toyota Tundra Stk #45331B, $29,203

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'12 Tundra Stk #43499B $31,634

'08 Chevy Suburban 1500T: New Tires, Clean Carfax, 4WD, Heated Front Seats, Premium Package, $15,490 #77162A

4390 Sport Utilitiy

'06 Chevy Trailblazer, DVD, 3rd Row V16388B $6,490

'10 Buick Envlave $16,986 #KT76448A 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

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Crossovers

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'14 Nissan Juke: 900 Mi, Like New! #C16244RA, $17,900

Sport Utilitiy

4390

'12 Buick Enclave: Leather, Captain's Chairs, 85K Miles $16,990 T15037B

'08 Buick Enclave CXL: AWD, Sunroof, Leather $14,990 #24156-1

'10 Buick Enclave 1XL: AWD, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, 3rd Row Seating $14,990 #95099A

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'11 GMC Acadia SLT Stk #45198B $14,031

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'13 GMC Acadia SLT: AWD, Roof, Quad Seats, $28,900 #B8066 '12 GMC Acadia SLT: AWD, Sunroof, DVD, 91K Miles, Black, $18,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 'GMC Terrain SLE: One Owner $18,901 #P3553

'11 Highlander Stk #45859A $23,901

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'07 Honda CR-V: EX-L, 4WD, Leather Seats, Moonroof, Alloy Wheels #MS17509A, $10,323 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298 '11 Honda Element EX: 4WD, Automatic, Alloy Wheels, One Owner, 31K Miles $21,889 #MS17515A LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe #66878-1 $7,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'16 Hyundai Elantra Stk #P8713 $12,309

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'12 Honda CR-V EX-L #P8588 $17,350

'10 Ford Edge Lmtd: One Owner, Clean CARFAX, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof $11,990 #95424A

'11 Ford Edge SE: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Low miles, Parking Sensors, Spoiler, $12,990 #78100A

'14 Ford Explorer LTD $29,978 #TL52466 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Ford Escape Titanium $18,995 #T3780X 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '11 Ford Edge Sport $17,949 #KT2049EA 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '16 Ford Explorer Ltd $35,989 #TE45305 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '09 Ford Edge SE: FWD, Alloy Wheels, CD Player $9,367 #MN151646B LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298

'17 Cadillac XT5: Luxury, Black C17027R $45,740

'12 Expedition EL, 4WD, Leather, White, B8230 $20,980

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4390 Sport Utilitiy

'14 Ford Explorer XLT: Silver, 4x4, Black Cloth, Sirius XM $26,490 #A9365

'13 Chevy Tahoe LTZ: 4WD, 54,xxx Miles, GM Certified Warranty #C10848P, $37,214 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770 '13 Chevy Equinox LTZ: 35,xxx Miles, 2.4L, GM Certified Warranty #C10850P, $18,976 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770 '14 Chevy Tahoe LT 4WD, 59,xxx Mi., GM Certified Warranty, #C10855P, $33,341 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770 '14 Chevy Tahoe LTZ: 40,xxx Miles, GM Certified Warranty #C10840P $37,412 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770 '14 Chevy Tahoe LTZ 40,xxx Miles, GM Certified Warranty #C10840P $37,857 LOU FUSZ CHEVY (866) 602-1770 '15 Chevy Suburban $46,888 #KT2017E 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '11 Chevy Equinox LTZ: AWD, 1 Owner, Navigation, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio #M161130A, $19,817 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298 '14 CR-V EX Moonroof, Backup Camera, Electronic Stability, 30 MPG, Stk #X17104A $19,488 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701

'14 Escalade AWD, Black, Certified, $53,990 #C16282A

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'01 GMC Sierra SLE Crew Cab 2500 Diesel $8,888 #47678-1

'14 Buick Encore: 1.4L Turbo, 20K Miles, One Owner, GM Certified, $17,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'13 Chevy Equinox AWD, Leather, Sunroof, 28K, B8154

'14 Chevy Equinox LT: AWD, 4 Cyl, 34K Miles, GMCertified, $19,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Equinox LT: 4 Cyl, 23K Miles, One Owner, GMCertified, $19,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Equinox LS: 4 Cyl, 25K Miles, GM Certified, $18,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Suburban LT: 4x4, Sunroof, Heated Lthr, Dual DVD, One Owner, GM Certified, $45,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Tahoe LT 4x4 Heated Leather, 82K Miles, 3rd Row, $26,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

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'13 GMC Yukon XL: Denali, DVD, Sunroof, Loaded $36,888 #48225-1

'14 GMC Sierra1500: V6, Regular Cab $16,777 #47470-1

'12 GMC Terrain SLE-1: Clean Carfax, Backup Camera, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio Call Today! $12,990 #95156B

'10 GMC Yukon XL 1500: One Owner, Clean CARFAX, 4WD, Navigation, Backup Camera, $14,990 #27205A

'16 GMC Terrain $25,115 #TE69971 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com 2008 GMC Acadia #67353-2 $10,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

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4390 Mini vans

'14 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES: 23K Miles, FWD, Traction Control, #X2730P, $13,974 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701

2007 Nissan Xterra #45777-1 $5,697 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020 '15 Nissan Pathfinder $25,495 #KTE34632 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com '13 Nissan Pathfinder SV, 3rd Row Seating, Backup Camera, Parking Sensors, stk# X17140A $18,325 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701 '15 Nissan Murano: Platinum, Lthr, Backup Camera, 28 MPG, # X17166A $24,319 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701 '06 Nissan Murano: Priced Below Average $7,995 #UH5325EP Lou Fusz Economy Lot West (636) 200-2129

'13 Nissan Rogue SL, AWD, Roof, Nav, Leather, #B8163, $18,990

'11 Porsche Cayenne S: $33,850 #185211

'13 Subaru Outback: 2.5i Limited, Heated Leather Front Seats, Bluetooth, #X17067A $18,203 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701 '13 Subaru XV Crosstrek: Limited, Leather, Heated Seats, Parking Sensors #X17004B, $19,744 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701 '16 Subaru Outback 2.5i: Limited, Navigation, Backup Camera, #X2752L, $31,487 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701 '16 Subaru Outback: 2.5i Limited, Leather, Heated Front Seats , Blind Spot Detector #X2733L, $30,488 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 347-0701

'15 Tahoe LTZ 20xxx Miles, Every Option, White!! Stk #C16349A $53,290

2008 Toyota Rav4 Limited #46465-1 $8,797 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'10 Toyota 4 Runner Limited : $25,850

4420 Legal Notices

'16 Dodge Journey SXT: Gray, 25K Miles, Hurry In! $16,999 #AT1704

'05 Ford Freestar: SEL, One Owner, Only 70K Miles, 3rd Row Seating $5,990

2007 Honda Odyssey EXL #94591-1 $7,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'15 Kia Sedona LX One Owner, Alloys, CD Player, Bluetooth, 19K Mi., #K1015BMP, $20,332 LOU FUSZ SUBARU (888) 681-8298 '16 Kia Sedona LX: Passenger Vans, Silver, 19K Miles, Hurry In, Starting at $19,999 #AT1753

2011 Nissan Quest SL stk #45640-1 $10,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

'10 VW Routan SE: Cocoa Bean, Only 38K Miles, Hurry In, #H162226A $13,999

Vans

4430

'16 2500 Express Van LT: 12 Passenger, 24K Miles, $23,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '16 Ford T250 Cargo Van $25,992 #TE32065 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'15 Ford Transit: Passenger Van, Local Trade, $24,490 #C8183B

'11 GMC Savana 1500 LT: 8 Passanger Van, Clean Carfax, 3rd Row Seating $12,990 #77116A

2004 Oldsmobile Silhouette #46414-1 $4,995 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020

Franchise Opportunities 4865 Snyder's-Lance Equity Route for sale covering Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville & Glen Carbon area. Contact: Tim Handrahan

314-603-7384 of South County 1-855-903-8696 '11 CRV AWD EX Crystal Black, 47xxx Miles, Moonroof, Alloys, Honda Quality Now $16,299 #H161420A

'15 Hyundai Sonata: White Auto, 10K Miles, #B8010 $21,900

'16 Jeep Compass Sport $15,299 #KTE74064 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'13 Jeep Wrangler Sahara: Auto, Hard Top, #B7990, $30,900 '11 Kia Sportage: Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified Call Today, $13,990 #75452A

Firewood/Fuel 2004 Toyota Highlander LTD Stk #45328-1 $8,997 St. Charles Nissan/ Hyundai (866)672-4020 '06 Toyota Highlander: V6, 161K Miles, Value Priced, Call Now, $5,999 #DL1250

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Dining Rm. Set, Solid Oak, 2 Leaves, 8 Chairs, Dark Finish, 42''x96'' $1500; (636)346-6274

Sporting Equipment '14 Toyota RAV4 LE #P8612 $19,609

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Furniture, Draperies

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'15 Toyota RAV4 XLE #P8661 $20,344

'04 Lexus RX 330: 303L V6, AWD, Heated Leather Seats, Premium Sound, Call Today, $7,990 #95427A

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Lindell Bank & Trust Company, 6900 Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63139, intends to apply to t he Federal Reserve Board for permission to merge with First Illinois Bank, 327 Missouri Avenue, East St. Louis, Illinois 62201. The Federal Reser ve consi der s a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the application, including t h e r e c o r d o f performance of applicant banks in helping to meet local credit needs. You are invited to submit comments in writing on this application to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, P.O. Box 442, St . Louis, MO 631660442. Comments may also be submitted electron i c a l l y t o comments.applications@s tls.frb.org. The comment period will not end before Friday, January 6, 2017. The Board's procedures for processing applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262. Procedures for processing protested applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board's procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the application, contact David Hubbard, Senior Manager , at ( 314) 444-7303. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the application if they are received in writing by the Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period.

'07 Lincoln Navigator $13,995 #KT79980B 1-866-311-8350 For details go to www.cerame.com

'09 Lincoln MKX: Black, Chromes, Call Today, C8247A $12,990

Mini vans

'14 Mazda Mazda CX-5: Touring, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, Backup Camera #8959A $14,990

'08 Mazda Mazda CX-9: Touring, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth #8987A $8,990

'08 Mercury Mountaineer: AWD Clean Carfax, Sunroof, Heated Front Seats, $10,990 #77437B

'11 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Only 80K Miles, All Inspections Included, 4 Cy, $8,990 #15612B

'16 Chrysler Town & Country: Touring, DVD, Loaded, Black, 25K Miles, Just Reduced! $20,299 AT1660

'16 Chrysler Town & Country: Touring, Rear DVD, Leather, 4 TO CHOOSE! $21,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '07 Chrysler T & C LWB Touring: 3rd Row Seating, Backup Camera, #UH5267EP, $5,995 Lou Fusz Economy Lot West (636) 200-2129 '09 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT: 3.8L V6, FWD, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, 3rd Row Seating, $8,990 #95428B

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Request for Qualifications - 2017 Gateway Bike Plan Implementation Activities A complete description of the submission requirements is available at http:// greatriversgreenw a y . org/jobs-bids/. Respondents must submit qualifications to Great Rivers Greenway by 4pm on January 11, 2017. Great Rivers Greenway reserves the right to reject any and all qualifications. EOE

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The Building Inspector of the Village of Riverview, pursuant to Section 510.020 of the municipal code, hereby declares that the structures on the following properties are "Dangerous Buildings" and are to be vacated and either repaired or demolished and the property cleaned up;

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The Francis Howell School District will be requesting proposals for a dish machine and hot water booster at Harvest Ridge Elementary. Please contact Lance Broughton at 636-851-6300 for more information Business Personals

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For the past 21 years, the Suburban Journals of St. Charles County have celebrated 100+ readers’ choice winners in the area. Congratulations to the best of St. Charles County businesses, community, restaurants, services and individuals.

BUSINESS St. Charles Antique Mall 3004 South St. Peters Parkway St. Charles, MO

Bommarito St. Peters 4190 N. Service Road St. Peters, MO 636-928-2300 bommaritostpeters.com

St. Charles Antique Mall has been in business since 1994 and has 225 showcases and 250 display booths. The booths are spread out over 35,000 square feet and feature a variety of antique, vintage and collectible merchandise. The St. Charles Antique Mall is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bommarito St. Peters is a strong, regional, full-service firm focused on customer satisfaction. They have a full inventory of the latest Volkswagen, Mazda and Cadillac models. Search for current inventory, sales and specials online. Call and ask about the Bommarito Advantage.

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Lowe’s AutoZone Barnes & Noble David’s Bridal Party City Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Hobby Lobby Kirkland’s PetSmart Walgreens DSW Kohl’s Orange Leaf Bar Louie Buffalo Wild Wings Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe Bristol Seafood Grill Texas Roadhouse Best Buy Ameristar Casino Resort Spa

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AAA Home Services 7428 Mexico Road St. Peters, MO 636-928-4933

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AAA Home Services has been family-owned and operated for 45 years. They offer a wide selection of top brands including Amana, American Standard, Frigidaire, GE, KitchenAid, Lennox, Magic Chef, Maytag, Rheem, Trane, Trane/General Electric, Whirlpool and many more. AAA Home Services is licensed, bonded and insured, and the experienced repair company offers same-day and next-day service.

Since 1951, Ehll’s Western Auto is a family-owned discount lawn and garden equipment store based in Wentzville. The staff’s knowledge on the lawn and garden equipment and products they sell sets it above the competition. Ehll’s Western Auto is an authorized dealer of such brands as Amana, Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Fisher and Paykel and more.

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New Town Wedding & Events 3420 Civic Circle St. Charles, MO 636-288-7332 newtowneventplanning.com

Bommarito St. Peters 4190 N. Service Road St. Peters, MO 636-928-2300 bommaritostpeters.com Bommarito St. Peters has been serving the St. Louis community for more than 40 years, offering a large selection of pre-owned vehicles. Customers can browse this selection online, where they can search by vehicle type, price range or certified pre-owned. For those who want to peruse in person, the dealership is located in St. Peters, or customers can call for sales specials or to schedule vehicle service.

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New Town Wedding & Events is the premier event destination in St. Charles County. Whether it’s the classic town hall, the elegant chapel with 20’ ceilings or the climate-controlled tent that seats 300, New Town provide a unique options and settings for any event.

Book Store Main Street Books 307 S. Main Street St. Charles, MO mainstreetbooks.net Main Street Books has been in business since 1993, and has been an independent book provider

for over 20 years. In addition to books, customers can purchase a multitude of gift items including greeting cards, bookmarks, journals, card games and children’s toys. Main Street Books also coordinates several author events a month and has hosted bestselling authors such as Lisa Scottoline, Sarah Dessen, Peter Brown, Brandon Mull and Sharon Draper.

Bowling Plaza Lanes Bowling Center 506 Droste Road St. Charles, MO plazalanesbowlingcenter.com Plaza Lanes Bowling Center offers 24 high quality lanes with easy automatic scoring for family, friends and league bowling. Leagues are available for all ages and an on-site pro shop caters to all levels of bowling enthusiasts. With a bar and grill, summer concert series and banquet rooms for special events, there is affordable family fun for everyone.

Bridal Shop Wedding Gallery 425 Clark Street St. Charles, MO weddinggalleryweb.com Wedding Gallery’s flagship location in St. Charles has a reputation for beautiful designer bridal gowns, genuine hospitality and excellent customer care. Their experienced consultants guide and indulge brides-to-be. Request an appointment and learn more online.

Costume Shop CHAD Theatrical Shop 235 Jungermann Road #108 St. Peters, MO chadtheatrical.com CHAD Theatrical Shop is a dancewear and costume rental store that has been in business since 1982. There are more than 15,000 costumes and the store supplies a variety of stage plays for churches, schools, luncheons, conventions, ad displays and stage plays.


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Electronic Store MacHeadQuarters 2504 Highway K O’Fallon, MO 636-410-2100 machq.com MacHeadQuarters has a showroom full of Apple laptops, desktops, iPads, displays, accessories and more. The store is an Apple Authorized Sales and Service center providing service for new and old Macintosh and Apple systems. With training classes for Adobe, Quark and digital photography, along with extensive technical support to all branches of the arts industries, such as graphic design, web development, video, audio and more, MacHQ offers a wide spectrum of services beyond the scope of just Apple products.

Florist Lawrence Florist 927 North 2nd Street St. Charles, MO 636-724-9050 lawrenceflorist.net Lawrence Florist is a locally-owned flower shop, delivering flowers of superior quality and value. Shop owner Tammy Lawing’s deep-rooted passion for flowers shows with the large selection of domestic and imported florals, all delivered with their signature prompt and reliable service. The shop specializes in custom arrangements

including same-day funeral arrangements and unique special event arrangements for weddings, corporate meetings, private parties, showers and dinners.

Furniture Rothman Furniture Stores 2101 East Terra Lane O’Fallon, MO 636-978-3500 rothmanfurniture.com Celebrating their 90th anniversary, Rothman Furniture Stores have been family-owned and operated exclusively in St. Louis since 1927. With more than 60 vendors to select from, there’s something for everyone, including the new Magnolia Home Gallery by Rothman which features the designs of HGTV’s Joanna Gaines. Rothman Furniture is heavily involved in local charities, donating over $1.5 million dollars in monetary and merchandise contributions to dozens of nonprofit groups.

Gift Shop Hollrah’s Hallmark 2029 Zumbehl Road St. Charles, MO 636-723-3113 Hollrah’s Hallmark has the perfect gift for every occasion. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, new baby, Christmas or even Thanksgiving, Hollrah’s Hallmark is the place to go for gift, ornament

or greeting card needs.

Hardware Store Hackmann Lumber & Home Center 3030 South St. Peters Parkway St. Charles, MO hackmannstl.com Hackmann Lumber and Home Center’s history dates back to 1815, but its current family ownership took over the St. Charles business in 1945. The store provides personalized, experienced service for builders, contractors and do-ityourself homeowners carrying an extensive stock of inventory including 100,000 items available as a member of the Do-It Best Corporation. The store offers contractor and installation services, a complete line of custom millwork and a fleet of nearly 20 delivery trucks to accommodate customer needs.

Health Food Fit4Me Foods 6219 Mid Rivers Mall Drive St. Charles, MO fit4mefoods.com Fit4Me Foods makes it easy to eat healthy, even with a busy schedule. They offer quick, easy and delicious breakfasts, meals and snacks to take on-the-go all while creating appropriate nutritional balance and portion control in every meal.

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Hobby Shop Mark Twain Hobby Center 2793 West Clay Street St. Charles, MO 636-946-2816 hobby1.com Mark Twain Hobby Center has been supplying the public with quality hobby products at a great value since 1976 and is celebrating 40 years in business. The store features a wide variety of products including: radio control hobbies, plastic and wood scale model kits, model railroading of all scales, micro hobby tools, modeling supplies and accessories, wood ship kits, model rocketry and Die Cast static model kits and science and school project supplies. Their professional and courteous staff is always ready to answer questions and provide a relaxed and enjoyable shopping venture.

Home Décor The White Hare 6121 Mid Rivers Mall Drive St. Peters, MO 636-441-1111 thewhitehare.com The White Hare was founded by a mother-daughter duo in 2003 as a place to sell unique home decor and gifts and the pair haven’t looked back since. In 2005, they expanded to include their custom silk floral design studio, and then again in 2011, when they moved to their

current 7,300 square foot space. This space allows them to carry an even larger stock of one-of-a-kind furniture, jewelry and gifts, along with offering more classes and an even better customer experience.

Jewelry Store Randy’s Jewelry 309 South Main Street O’Fallon, MO randys-jewelry.com

product including STIHL chainsaws, blowers, trimmers and their full electric line of outdoor power equipment. Equipment comes fully assembled and the staff provides in-store safety and operating demonstrations so customers are fully prepared to take on their next big task once they get home.

Liquor Store Friar Tuck 4635 Highway K O’Fallon, MO friartuckonline.com

Randy Hudson is the president of Randy’s Jewelry, and has over 40 years of experience. His knowledgeable staff - most with double digit years of industry experience as well - provides expert advice all while offering the best quality jewelry at an affordable price. Randy’s Jewelry has something for every occasion - from engagement and wedding rings to a variety of gold and pearl earrings, pendants, rings and charms.

Friar Tuck in O’Fallon has a large selection of wine, beer, spirits, brewing and winemaking supplies, hand-rolled cigars, fine cheese, glassware, wine racks, accessories, keg beer and more. Stop in to take advantage of their in-store specials and learn about upcoming tastings. Gift cards are also available and make a perfect holiday gift.

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El Mel, Inc. 2139 First Capitol Drive St. Charles, MO elmel.stihldealer.net

Hackmann Lumber 3030 South St. Peters Parkway St. Charles, MO hackmannstl.com

El Mel is an independent STIHL dealer, carrying STIHL outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to assist and offers fast, professional service for the purchase of any STIHL

Hackmann Lumber and Home Center’s history dates back to 1815, but its current family ownership took over the St. Charles business in 1945. The store provides personalized, experienced service for builders, contractors and do-ityourself homeowners carrying an


extensive stock of inventory including 100,000 items available as a member of the Do-It Best Corporation. The store offers contractor and installation services, a complete line of custom millwork and a fleet of nearly 20 delivery trucks to accommodate customer needs.

Movie Theater Wehrenberg St. Charles 18 1830 First Capitol Drive St. Charles, MO 636-946-1862 wehrenberg.com Opened in 1997, Wehrenberg St. Charles 18 is an 87,000 square foot facility featuring auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens and Dolby Digital surround sound for the best movie-watching experience. The large, spacious lobby also features a family-fun area with the latest video games. The expanded food court is a fun way to begin a night of entertainment over a slice of pizza and an ice cold beverage.

farm with approximately 550 apple trees and 500 peach trees to start Koenig’s on the Hill. The business evolved from there, steadily expanding to include other hand-picked crops and the addition of multiple new greenhouses. When Ray Koenig retired in 1990, Daniel took over continuing their growing success and expanding - quite literally - with a growing field for over 15,000 plants, as well as tripling their front sale lot to accommodate their ever growing product lines of mulch, compost, flowers, trees, shrubbery and everything in between. In addition, custom container planning, gift certificates and delivery are all available.

Optical Store Clarkson Eyecare Multiple locations clarksoneyecare.com

Nursery (Lawn & Garden) Daniel’s Farm & Greenhouses 352 Jungermann Road St. Peters, MO 636-441-5048 danielsfarmandgreenhouse.com Daniel’s Farm and Greenhouses was founded in 1997, but the beginning of their story can be traced back to 1956, when Ray Koenig - Daniel’s father - moved to a 70-acre truck

Founded in 1979, Clarkson Eyecare is a dependable source for eyecare and eye wear. Their team of highly-trained optometrists, opticians and technicians focus on maintaining eye health and provide the most comprehensive eye exam on the market, in addition to Lasik surgery. Clarkson Eyecare takes a variety of insurance providers, and has eight locations throughout St. Charles County.

Pet Supplies Treats Unleashed 310 Mid Rivers Mall Drive

St. Peters, MO treats-unleashed.com Treats Unleashed is a specialty pet business founded back in 2001 by owners Ian and Teresa who realized that St. Louis was in need of a pet store that would provide all-natural solutions, high-quality supplies and one-of-a-kind accessories to the pets in the community. They offer stress-free grooming and awesome self-serve wash facilities, as well as a great selection of premium foods, toys, collars and beds. Their pet bakery starts with eggs and has secret nutritionist-approved recipes to make the freshest treats and cakes in town. Today, Treats Unleashed is a thriving company with more than 45 employees, eight retail locations and an active role in the community.

Pharmacy Wharf Health Mart Pharmacy 2175 W. Terra Lane O’Fallon, MO 636-887-4008 stores.healthmart.com/ wharfpharmacy Wharf Health Mart Pharmacy give customers a personalized service where there greet customers by name. Wharf’s pharmacists take the time to counsel their customers and answer their questions, and has a broad availability of brand, generic, private-label and over-the-counter medications.

Great Skate is also a great place to host private events, fundraisers, birthday parties and more.

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St. Charles Pool and Spa 5769 Westwood Drive St. Charles, MO 636-928-7665 stcharlespools.com

Grace’s Merry-Go-Round 130 O’Fallon Plaza O’Fallon, MO 636-281-4555 gracesmerrygoround.com

St. Charles Pool and Spa is a full-service pool supply and service company offering convenient solutions for any pool owner or prospective client. The trained sales staff is always available with knowledgeable recommendations on the popular name brands. St. Charles Pool and Spa can also clean, perform chemical service, open and close pools and perform general repair services.

In October 1984, Grace’s Merry-GoRound opened it’s doors for the first time as a 1,000 square foot shop with a handful of family and friends as consignors. After 32 years in business, they have increased their space to 8,900 square feet with over 17,000 consignors. This full-family consignment shop accepts and resells gently used women’s, children’s and young men’s clothing, accessories, household items, toys, furniture, holiday clothing and decor for a fraction of the original cost. New items are dropped off every day, so the inventory is ever changing.

Pottery Studio Imagination Pottery Studio 1463 Wentzville Parkway Wentzville, MO 636-327-4699 imaginationpotterystudio.com Imagination Pottery Studio is a family business that offers a fun, relaxed and creative environment for friends and families to create memories, one paintbrush at a time. It’s a perfect place for parties and other special events. Walk-ins are always welcome to paint pottery, however they offer a wide range of classes including a monthly ladies night, late night paint and a variety of kids and adult classes.

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Roller Skating Great Skate 130 Boone Hills Drive St. Peters, MO 636-441-2530 greatskaterocks.com Great Skate offers roller skating fun for all ages - from skating lessons for kids to skating nights for adults to arcade games and a fully-stocked concession stand. The rink hosts roller hockey leagues and instruction, competitive dance and figure skating groups, as well as roller derby tournaments.

Gene’s Shoes and Pedorthics 126 N. Main Street St. Charles, MO 636-946-1652 Gene’s Shoes and Pedorthics has a variety of shoes and brands to meet any physical needs or tastes. Gene’s Shoes also has orthotics and accessories and features brands such as Aetrex, Apex, Drew, New Balance, Oofos, Orthofeet and SAS. Their pedorthic services include custom foot orthotics and both internal and external shoe modifications.

Sports Fan Shop Bounce Back Sports 153 Hamilton Industrial Court Wentzville, MO bouncebacksports.com Bounce Back Sports was an idea born from adversity after owner Elizabeth Euer-Frankman was in a car accident leaving her unable to continue her career in healthcare. Through her recovery process, she found her determination to “bounce back” and started anew with the aptly named Bounce Back Sports. The store offers a wide variety of officially licensed sports-related goods as well as Barbie products, accessories, wind-chimes and more. Whether it’s MLB, NBA,

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Tobacco Store Dirt Cheap Multiple locations dirtcheapfunfun.com Dirt Cheap is the one-stop party shop offering a full range of cigarettes, vapors, beer, liquor, wine and party supplies - all at discounted prices. The first Dirt Cheap opened in January 1993 at Highway 30 in Fenton and has grown to 16 stores throughout Missouri. Today, they pride themselves on being “cheapcheap” and “fun-fun” with best customer service, local ownership and clean and convenient store locations. For over 20 years, Dirt Cheap has listened to their customers and shared their story and success with them - always reminding their patrons to not only “have fun” but also “to be careful out there.”

Vacuum Store AAA Vacuum Multiple locations aaavacuumshop.com AAA Vacuum has been in business for 33 years, and is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. With a no-hassle pricing and sales policy, they offer a full-line of products for all floor care and repair needs

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as well in-home central vacuum repair and tune-ups services. Stop by their store for a free repair estimate, or to rent or shop their featured brands: Simplicity, Royal, Dirt Devil, Bissell, Eureka, Sanitaire, Fuller, Dyson, Electrolux and more.

Since then, they have been serving customers as a supplier of welding products, industrial gases and services like training, rental, repair and both bulk gas and express gas needs making them the largest independent supplier in Missouri.

Vape Store

Wig Shop

Smoke Smart Vapor Lounge 4875 Mexico Road St. Peters, MO 636-283-0440 smokesmartllc.com

Ae Wigs 507 Civic Park Drive O’Fallon, MO 636-272-8369 aewigs.com

Since 2012, Smoke Smart has been the go-to location for vaping supplies in the St. Charles area. They pride themselves with a knowledgeable staff, great pricing and amazing lounges. Whether it is e-juice, e-cigarette kits and supplies or drip tips, Smoke Smart has a full array of vapor products for the beginner or vape aficionado.

Since 1990, Ae Wigs has been specializing in high-quality wigs, hair pieces and hair extensions for men, women and children. Their store features a large selection of in-stock styles and colors all at reasonable prices. Their knowledgeable staff can provide wig and hairpiece washing and styling tips as well as in-store haircuts and a selection of beauty products.

Welding Supplies Cee Kay Supply 927 West Terra Lane O’Fallon, MO ceekay.com Cee Kay Supply, a St. Louis-based company, opened for business on November 3, 1948, as a distributor for National Cylinder Gas Company, a manufacturer of gases and welding equipment. Cee Kay was founded by Ralph Chase and Ralph Knight, which derived their name by using the initials of their last name.

Women’s Clothing & Accessories The Pretty Pelikan Locations vary, check Facebook for updates O’Fallon, MO prettypelikan.com The Pretty Pelikan is a fashion truck based out of O’Fallon, bringing style and affordable clothing on-the-go and directly to their door. All of their clothing is made in the U.S.A. and fits women of all shapes and

sizes. Whether it’s makeup, clothes or the perfect accessories, The Pretty Pelikan is always open.

COMMUNITY Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School 115 South Sixth Street Saint Charles, MO 636-946-2656 immanuelstcharles.org Immanuel Lutheran Church and School strives to connect, grow and serve the community in St. Charles County through a variety of ministry programs and weekly services. Their men’s club, gardening club and women’s and youth ministries provide outreach efforts as well as engage parishioners and community members in fellowship.

Fire Department Wentzville Fire Protection District 209 W. Pearce Blvd. Wentzville, MO 636-332-9869 wentzvillefire.org The Wentzville Fire Protection District has four station houses staffed with experienced career and reserve firefighters. Some of the services offered include fire suppression, fire investigations, rescue service, hazardous materials response, emergency medical support for county ambulances,

building inspections and community services. A three-person board of directors governs the district, with the Fire Chief in charge of the overall management of the district. Their mission is to be dedicated to the community by providing the best possible fire prevention, suppression and emergency services in a fiscally responsible manner.

Whitmoor Country Club offers 36 holes of spectacular championship golf on two beautifully maintained courses. The North and South courses weave through a community of homes and along hillsides shaded by statuesque maples, white pines, oaks and birches. Creeks can be found throughout both courses connecting Whitmoor’s 10 lakes, which makes the course a perfect spot for weddings, banquets and other special events.

First Date Location Prasino St. Charles 1520 South Fifth Street St. Charles, MO 636-277-0202 prasinostcharles.com

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Prasino means “green” in Greek, and it lives up to its name as a premier eco-friendly restaurant. Its mission is to serve only the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients for its guests to savor. Prasino’s priority is serving hormone and antibiotic free meats, sustainable seafood, organic produce and eggs from as many local sources as possible. Their Contemporary American menu is paired with a refreshing, comfortable atmosphere that celebrates good food, good conversation and friendship.

Festival of the Little Hills 500 S. Riverside Drive St. Charles, MO festivalofthelittlehills.com The 2017 Festival of the Little Hills will be held August 18-20 at Frontier Park. The festival is known for its crafts, music and entertainment, and awards multiple $1,000 college scholarships to St. Charles County students each year. Applications will be accepted for the 2017 festival starting in January.

Musician/Band A.D.D. addstl.com A.D.D.’s set list is an unpredictable as the Missouri weather. True to its name, the band doesn’t focus on a specific genre and goes from Led Zeppelin to the Bee Gees to Miranda Lambert to Elvis, with Katy Perry or Metallica thrown

Golf Course Whitmoor Country Club 1100 Whitmoor Drive St. Charles, MO 636-926-9622 whitmoorgolf.com

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Place for Visitors Main Street St. Charles historicstcharles.com Main Street in St. Charles is a historic, unique shopping district first built by explorers in the 19th Century. Today, visitors can walk those same brick-lined street along the ten-block Nationally Registered Historic District and shop in those same buildings. A variety of shops line the street which feature unique specialty items, home accessories, jewelry and many other one-of-akind gifts as well as 25 restaurants.

Police Department St. Charles City Police Department 1781 Zumbehl Road St. Charles, MO 636-949-3300 The St. Charles City Police Department and its employees value service, courage, professionalism and dedication in serving the community. The department is comprised of 110 sworn police officers and 40 civilian employees which serve a city of over 65,000 residents and covers roughly 21 square miles in St. Charles County. Their goal is to reduce crime and the fear of crime in neighborhoods

and schools by partnering with citizens to reduce criminal activity and issues relating to quality of life. The agency is also involved in numerous Mutual Aid partnerships with other area law enforcement agencies to help provide the best, most efficient and professional service to the community.

Preschool Bright Start Academy Multiple locations Bright Start Academy provides the best possible environment for a child by offering fun while learning. There are teacher-directed activities, but learning at Bright Start Academy is also designed to be informal and flexible so the children are allowed to explore, discover and create. It is also varied in nature so the children discover themselves first as individuals, and then relate to others in a group setting.

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students with a lifelong devotion to learning that will serve them in making informed choices towards making a difference in the world.

Public Park 370 Lakeside Park St. Peters, MO 636-387-5253 370 Lakeside Park is St. Peter’s newest and biggest park with a 140-acre recreational lake perfect for camping, fishing, boating, hiking and biking. The park has 50 full-service RV sites, a boat launch for a paddle boat, kayak, canoe or any boat with an electric motor, as well as boat rentals. Fish from the water or the bank for bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and other species that have made their way from the Mississippi River. There is also a five-mile biking and hiking trail around the lake and picnic tables near their marina for the public to use free of charge.

Public School District

Duchesne High School 2550 Elm Street St. Charles, MO duchesne-hs.org Duchesne High School is a Catholic college preparatory school that educates students as a whole person: mind, body and spirit. Serving grades 9-12, it offers a full list of student activities and athletics along with a top-rated education program. Their broader goal is to inspire

Fort Zumwalt School District 555 E. Terra Lane O’Fallon, MO 636-240-2072 fz.k12.mo.us The mission of the Fort Zumwalt School District is to assure that its students, regardless of ability or economic level, are provided an education in a positive and safe learning environment where all reach their

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potential. A strong commitment to promote the virtues of democracy, citizenship, self-discipline, work ethic and the need to respect all members of society is practiced throughout the entire district. Fort Zumwalt has 16 elementary, four middle and five high schools.

Teen Hangout Kokomo Joe’s 4105 N. Cloverleaf Drive St. Peters, MO 636-447-5656 kjfun.com

Recreation Facility St. Peters Rec-Plex 5200 Mexico Road St. Peters, MO stpetersmo.net/rec-plex St. Peters Rec-Plex is the place for fun and exercise for individuals of all ages. They offer a variety of fitness classes and personal training for adults. They host athletic leagues and summer camps throughout the year for kids, and their outdoor and indoor swimming pools provide a perfect fitness and leisure activity for the whole family.

Kokomo Joe’s of St. Peters is the ultimate family fun center for kids and adults featuring 58,000 square feet of games and entertainment. Locally owned and operated, Kokomo Joe’s is perfect for hosting birthday parties or just a spontaneous day out with the family with no admission fees and reloadable game cards to keep the party going all day.

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Lake St. Charles 45 Honey Locust St. Charles, MO 636-947-1100 lakestcharlesretirement.com

Bartender Sammi Cross, PlayOffs Sports Bar & Grill

Lake St. Charles is a retirement community located on a beautiful hillside with a panoramic lake view in St. Charles. Their mission is to create an affordable living center for seniors with innovative services for a lifestyle of encouragement and convenience.

When you first walk into PlayOffs Sports Bar & Grill, you are greeted immediately with a smile and great service by bartender Sammi Cross. This positive attitude combined with the beverage skills of Sammi and the rest of the PlayOffs staff is what makes this bar experience a cut above the rest.

Coach Keelin Russell, Emerge Fitness Keelin Russell has been a personal trainer at Emerge Fitness since 2014, motivating clients with her fun-loving attitude. Learning and having fun is what drives her passion for her job — both inside the gym and out. This enthusiasm for her work and life is exemplified by her participation in a 2011 Guinness Book of World Record attempt in Dublin, Ireland with the largest group of people dressed as “Where’s Waldo?” in one place.

Community Volunteer Luanne Cundiff When it comes to giving back to the St. Charles community, look no further than Luanne Cundiff. Luanne serves as Chair of the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board and the EDC Business and Community Partners Board. She is also a current board member of Five Acres Animal Shelter and a member of the St. Charles Noonday Rotary Club. Previously, she served as Treasurer for the Community and Children’s Resource Board and the Barnes St. Peters/Progress West Foundation Boards. These efforts have impacted the St. Charles community in a tremendous way.

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Entertainer Bill Roemer Bill Roemer is a musician that plays a wide range of music covering multiple genres with a list of over 1,600 songs. His high-energy performances get the crowd going every time he takes the stage. His love of music goes back to when he was 13 years old playing every chance he could get.

Firefighter Chief Craig Dodson, St. Charles Fire Department Chief Dodson was hired by the St. Charles Fire Department in 1984. Through his dedication and determination, he has progressed through the ranks of the department becoming a paramedic in 1991 then Captain in 2003. From there, he moved to Battalion Chief in 2007, Deputy Chief in 2014, ending with his promotion to Fire Chief in August of this year. Chief Dodson is a consummate leader and is well respected by his co-workers, the fire service and the citizens of the community.

Police Officer Jeff Cook, O’Fallon Police Department Officer Jeff Cook has always felt that serving his community is not just a job, but a way of life. His civic and personal responsibility

to his community is highlighted by his numerous philanthropic activities, including work with the Special Olympics.

Principal/Administrator Marcia Renken, Academy of the Sacred Heart

term as mayor of St. Charles in April 2015. In 2012, she was instrumental in championing four local propositions enabling the city to move forward on key service and infrastructure projects, including a complete renovation of the city hall parking garage, the inception of a new public works facility and a new fire station. She manages and oversees an annual budget of $115 million, serves at the helm of nearly 500 staff members and a leadership team divided equally between women and men.

Mrs. Renken takes pride in being the principal at a school where students flourish in an atmosphere of challenge and growth. The Academy of the Sacred Heart serves preschool through 8th grade and 99 percent of graduates gain admission to high schools and continuing education.

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David Leitman, Lindenwood University David Leitman is an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University that teaches Criminal Justice. He educates and creates an enjoyable learning environment for his students. Becky Klein, Lindenwood University Becky Klein is an adjunct professor of communications at Lindenwood University. Her compelling instruction style creates a welcoming and motivating learning environment.

Public Official St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith Mayor Faith began her second

Brandon Geringer is a positive, helpful partner for buying or selling a home using innovative marketing strategies. His expertise of neighborhood features, paired with his ability to target home searches and strong negotiation skills supports potential homebuyers through closing and beyond.

Teacher (tie) Jackie Pirtle-Hall, Wentzville School District Jackie Pirtle-Hall is a Communication Arts teacher at Holt High School in Wentzville with accomplishments in and out of the classroom as an accomplished marathon runner and qualifier for the Olympic Trials in 2011.

Teresa Wapelhorst, St. Peter Catholic School Teresa Wapelhorst is a second grade teacher at St. Peter Catholic School. Teresa and the staff teach student-centered learning in small, manageable class sizes weaving in faith, discipline and a sense of belonging in all of their teachings.

Waiter/Waitress Raul, Jose’peños Raul delivers fast and friendly service at Jose’peños Mexican Restaurant in O’Fallon. Jose’peños has meals bursting with authentic flair and flavor and the best margaritas in town, all served with a smile.

RESTAURANTS 24-Hour Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant 1881 Sherman Drive St. Charles, MO ginghamsrestaurant.com Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant has been a St. Charles County staple since 1991, serving a full menu 24-hours a day. Whether it’s pancakes at dinner time or Gingham’s famous house salad in the middle of the night, normal menu restrictions are lifted with this round-the-clock availability. In addition, bulk orders and catering are available.

Bakery Rosciglione Bakery and Deli Shop 2265 Bluestone Drive St. Charles, MO 636-947-6500 rosciglionebakery.com

St. Charles, MO 636-724-7601 sugarfiresmokehouse.com

Since 1900, Rosciglione Bakery and Deli Shop has been producing the finest Italian pastries, cakes, cookies, breads and sandwiches, along with a variety of Italian meats and cheeses. Whether it’s a tasty lunch or a delicious dessert, the same Sicilian family recipes from the “Olde World” are still being produced today by this 4th generation.

Sugarfire Smoke House takes barbeque to the next level. Start off with a delicious appetizer of smoked fried artichokes or pork belly hush puppies followed by the Big Muddy – a Sugarfire specialty – or a pulled pork or brisket sandwich. End your meal on a high note with an “adults only” chocolate peanut butter bourbon shake. Gift cards and catering are also available for sharing this award winning and unique BBQ hot spot with friends and family.

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Friendship Brewing Company focuses on quality, not quantity. It offers at least 25 rotating taps with five house beers available all of the time, plus local, regional, national and international guest taps. The Benefits Bistro features a small menu focused on simple, approachable and creative offerings that are the perfect pairings for any craft beer selection.

Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant has been a St. Charles County staple since 1991, serving a full menu 24-hours a day. Whether it’s pancakes at dinner time or Gingham’s famous house salad in the middle of the night, normal menu restrictions are lifted with this round-the-clock availability. In addition, bulk orders and catering are available.

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St. Charles, MO 636-946-2739 trailheadbrewing.com Taste tells the story of Trailhead Brewing Company and their six handcrafted beers including one rotating tap with a seasonal Brewer’s Selection. Beer enthusiasts can get a behind-the-scenes view of how they make their signature brews - including the Riverboat Raspberry beer or Old Courthouse Stout - in one of their brewery tours. Trailhead Brewing Company also offers a full menu for kids and adults, all at affordable prices. Treat friends and family to a drink during one of their many happy hour specials or buy a gift card for them to experience the brewery and restaurant all on their own.

Brunch Prasino St. Charles 1520 South Fifth Street St. Charles, MO 636-277-0202 prasinostcharles.com Prasino means “green” in Greek, and it lives up to its name as a premier eco-friendly restaurant. Its mission is to serve only the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients for its guests to savor. Prasino’s priority is serving hormone and antibiotic free meats, sustainable seafood, organic produce and eggs from as many local sources as possible. Their Contemporary

American menu is paired with a refreshing, comfortable atmosphere that celebrates good food, good conversation and friendship.

Burgers Daddy Ray’s 7409 S Outer Road 364 Dardenne Prairie, MO 636-294-4885 daddyrayburgers.com Ray Morris created the recipe for Daddy Ray’s burgers in the 1960s, and his unique recipe has been winning over friends, family and customers ever since. Start with a single, classic, double or triple burger charbroiled to perfection and pile it high with the toppings and cheese. Complete the meal by selecting one of Daddy Ray’s unique sides like Garlic Parmesan fries or Irish Nachos. .

Cajun Les Bon Temps 1268 Bryan Road O’Fallon, MO 636-409-1380 lesbontemps2016.com Often imitated, never duplicated, Les Bon Temps Creole Cuisine serves authentic Creole cuisine. Les Bon Temp’s Po’ Boys, Crescent City chicken and Crescent City seafood are menu staples, along with numerous lunch, weekend, happy hour and drink specials throughout the week.

Cheesecake Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room and Gallery 837 First Capitol Drive St. Charles, MO 636-946-4202 missaimeeb.com Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room and Gallery serves delicious breakfast all day, along with unique salads, sandwiches and desserts all inside a historic home built in 1865 by Francis Marten. Miss Aimee B’s also offers a unique and welcoming setting to host rehearsal dinners, weddings, showers, retirement celebrations, birthday and tea parties, luncheons and breakfast meetings.

Chicago Style Pizza A Better Pizza 2449 Highway K O’Fallon, MO 636-272-7499 abetterpizza.org Locally-owned since 2004, A Better Pizza is the place to get authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza in St. Charles County. Aside from pizza, they offer appetizers, sandwiches and a kid’s menu along with local delivery options for deep dish delivered directly to St. Charles doorsteps.

Chinese Green China 627 Salt Lick Road St. Peters, MO

636-272-8818 greenchinastpeters.com Green China in St. Peters serves a wide array of chinese food staples from beef and broccoli to cashew chicken and everything in between. The restaurant offers dine-in or carry out specials and Green China accepts coupons from any Chinese restaurant. Their daily lunch specials always hit the spot, and delivery is available within a five-mile radius of its location.

Chocolate VB Chocolate Bar 5326 State Highway N Cottleville, MO 636-352-1139 vbchocolatebar.com VB Chocolate Bar is St. Charles’ best kept secret. They pride themselves on making products onsite including chocolates, pastries and ice cream. This creative and unique approach to desserts extends to their beverage selection with their emphasis on craft beer or roasting their own coffee beans.

Coffee Shop Picasso’s Coffee 101 North Main Street St. Charles, MO 636-925-2911 picassocoffeehouse.com Picasso’s Coffee is a locally-owned independent coffeehouse in St. Charles that uses only the freshest

and cheeses. Whether it’s a tasty lunch or a delicious dessert, the same Sicilian family recipes from the “Olde World” are still being produced today by this 4th generation.

local micro-roasted coffees. They also serve fresh bakery items delivered daily from local LaBonne Bouchee Bakery and real fruit smoothies that are made from real fruit, fat free yogurt and 100% real juice. Lunch is served from 11am to 3pm everyday with live music every weekend night.

Donuts Paul’s Café, Donuts, Ice Cream and More 1320 Triad Center Drive St. Peters, MO 636-447-8836 paulsdonuts.com

Cupcakes Cupcake Amore 2443 State Highway K O’Fallon, MO 636-294-1445 cupcake-amore.com Cupcake Amore’s owner Joy Wojczyk turned a hobby into a business in 2013, opening Cupcake Amore after spending 15 years in the cake baking and decorating industry. The store has monthly specials and flavors to go along with a delicious staple of cupcakes and is the perfect place for a birthday party or other special event.

Dessert

Paul’s Café, Donuts, Ice Cream and More has been in business since 1968 but when owners Bill and Julie Feld purchased “Paul’s Donuts & Ice Cream” in March 2008, Paul’s had been a mainstay at its current location in Saint Peters for 18 years. As loyal customers for over 10 years, the Feld’s knew the donuts and service to be outstanding and continue the tradition to this day. They serve a variety of donuts and other sweets and a full café menu with monthly donut specials.

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Fried Chicken Hobos at the American Legion 200 Main Street St. Peters, MO 636-278-2828 hobosattheamericanlegion.com Hobos at the Legion has a simple goal: delicious food at reasonable prices, great service and great people. Known for its fried chicken, order a “half a bird” and be prepared to give your taste buds a treat. Hobo’s menu also features catfish, ribs and pulled pork.

salads and soups and is the perfect place to plan a special event or pick up a gift card for the holidays.

Happy Hour Trailhead Brewing Company 921 S. Riverside Drive St. Charles, MO 636-946-2739 trailheadbrewing.com

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Taste tells the story of Trailhead Brewing Company and their six handcrafted beers including one rotating tap with a seasonal Brewer’s Selection. Beer enthusiasts can get a behind-the-scenes view of how they make their signature brews - including the Riverboat Raspberry beer or Old Courthouse Stout - in one of their brewery tours. Trailhead Brewing Company also offers a full menu for kids and adults, all at affordable prices. Treat friends and family to a drink during one of their many happy hour specials or buy a gift card for them to experience the brewery and restaurant all on their own.

Fritz’s exclusive recipe is made fresh from all-natural ingredients and their “old time” freezing process gives their custard a clean, delicious taste and smooth, creamy texture. Their menu features sundaes, shakes, malts, concretes and floats at all three of their St. Charles County locations.

Italian Erio’s 951 Jungermann Road St. Peters, MO 636-928-0112 eriosristorante.com Erio’s serves great food with great service in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere making it a popular dining spot in St. Charles County. Their menu offers a large variety of delicious pastas, hand-cut steaks, chicken, veal, seafood and hand tossed pizzas. The entire family can enjoy this dining experience with a special children’s menu, and end the night by splitting their New York-style cheesecake or “Murder by Chocolate” cake.

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Big A’s on the Riverfront 308 North Main Street St. Charles, MO 636-949-9900 bigasontheriverfront.com Established in 1989 and located in historic downtown Saint Charles, Big A’s on the Riverfront takes pride in their fast, reliable and courteous service, quick preparation and overall fun atmosphere. Known for their chicken wings, Big A’s also features delicious burgers, sandwiches,

Meat Market/Butcher Mannino’s Market 5205 Highway North Cottleville, MO 636-441-7755 manninosmarket.com Mannino’s Market is a family-owned business started in Ferguson, Mo. in the late 1930s until they moved to their current location in Cottleville in 1998. They offer a wide array of meat, produce, deli, bakery, grocery items and catering and barbeque party rentals.

Mexican El Agave 3823 Elm Street St. Charles, MO 636-925-2332 El Agave serves up traditional Mexican fare with a menu of tacos, enchiladas and Mexican sandwiches all in a colorful, casual setting. Their drinks include specialty margaritas that are top shelf like their staff and service.

Neighborhood Bar Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon 8505 Veterans Memorial Parkway O’Fallon, MO 636-978-7755 ethylssmokehouse.com Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon traces it’s roots back to 1926 when their building first began as an eating and drinking establishment.

Since then, Ethyl’s had been the place to have fun, relax and enjoy the outdoors while eating delicious barbeque, burgers and more. With weekly entertainment and specials and a sand volleyball court that hosts public leagues, Ethyl’s is the perfect gathering spot.

Novelty Food Item Pretzel Stop 1650 Jungermann Road St. Peters, MO 636-922-9200 pretzelstop.com Family-owned and operated, Pretzel Stop has been serving the best soft pretzels since 2009 featuring pretzel dogs, brats and Italian sausages, gourmet sandwiches and pretzel burgers. They offer custom pretzel designs and party platter which are perfect for special occasions, as well as carry-out options for those on-the-go.

Outdoor/Patio Dining McGurk’s Public House 108 South Main O’Fallon, MO 636-978-9640 Established in 1999, McGurk’s Public House brings a taste of Ireland to O’Fallon. With all the available Irish beer and spirits, they serve lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday offering traditional pub grub, steaks, assorted fish entrees, pasta specialties and several delightful traditional

Irish dishes. Great food and drinks make McGurk’s a memorable stop to raise a pint with friends.

Pizza Plank Road Pizza 5212 State Highway N Cottleville, MO 636-477-6155 plankroadpizza.com Plank Road Pizza features fresh dough and sauce that are prepared in-house each day. The unique combinations of flavors and ingredients make for a unique dining experience with each visit. The eclectic atmosphere and attentive staff make it a great place to meet with family and friends.

Pub & Grill Timber Creek Grill 1120 Technology Drive O’Fallon, MO 636-329-0001 Timber Creek Grill is the home of frosty libations, good vibrations and tasty sensations. Their warm, cozy, easy-going atmosphere with indoor/outdoor dining, wide ranging menu, full bar and lively local entertainment is a perfect venue for groups of all ages.

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Mannino’s Market is a family-owned business started in Ferguson, Mo. in the late 1930s until they moved to their current location in Cottleville in 1998. They offer a wide array of meat, produce, deli, bakery, grocery items and catering and barbeque party rentals.

Seafood Spiro’s 2275 Bluestone Drive St. Charles, MO 636-916-1454 spiros-restaurant.com Spiro’s is the original St. Louis Greek Restaurant that has been serving the area since 1975. Their main objective is “quality food at a fair price accompanied with a superb quality of friendly service.” Spiro’s also offers topnotch banquet and catering services for any occasion.

Sports Bar 109 Brewhouse 3020 Highway K&N Plaza O’Fallon, MO 636-244-5898 109brewhouse.com 109 Brewhouse lives up to its name with 109 beers always on tap with new ones rotated regularly from around the world. From tasty appetizers to big burgers and hometown style pizzas, 109 Brewhouse’s menu has it covered. There are 28 HD TVs for all the big games, and an HD

game area including popular games like Golden Tee and Power Putt.

Sprinkles Flinkles Sprinkles 2432 State Highway K O’Fallon, MO 636-272-6900 flinkles.com Flinkles Sprinkles offers more than 60 flavors of flavored sprinkles that are all allergy-friendly. With popular flavors like cotton candy, bubble gum, wedding cake, blue raspberry, pomegranate and jalapeño, there’s a sprinkle for every recipe. The store also offers 10 seasonal flavors just in time for the holidays.

Steak Tony’s on Main Street 132 North Main Street St. Charles, MO 636-940-1960 tonysonmain.com Since 1998, Tony’s on Main Street has been the place for fine food and good times. Known for their delicious steaks, Tony’s on Main Street’s menu also includes everything from rib eyes to grilled chicken clubs. Their specialties include an award-winning garlic shrimp, white chicken nachos and homemade mud pie, along with plenty of space for large groups or special occasions.

Sushi Sushi Ai 2009 Zumbehl Road St. Charles, MO 636-949-8888 sushiaistl63303.com Sushi Ai Japanese restaurant offers a traditional Japanese ambience with a Tatami room for dining with privacy, a village-like setting inside the dining hall, casual sushi bar and a friendly, experienced staff. Their menu features a variety of house special rolls with delicate sauces, fresh sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine.

Winery Cedar Lake Cellars 11008 Schreckengast Road Wright City, MO 636-745-9500 cedarlakecellars.com Cedar Lake Cellars Winery makes several unique wines guaranteed to satisfy every palate, including their signature homemade wine slushies. Step into their spacious dining room complete with a stone fireplace, perfect for a romantic dinner. They also offer outdoor dining options near a three-acre lake where picnic benches and grassy areas blend with the sounds of lively musical entertainment.

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Lake St. Charles 45 Honey Locust St. Charles, MO 636-947-1100 lakestcharlesretirement.com Lake St. Charles is a retirement community located on a beautiful hillside with a panoramic lake view in St. Charles. Their mission is to create an affordable living center for seniors with innovative services for a lifestyle of encouragement and convenience. They offer multiple levels and options of care including independent lifestyle, wellness assistance, adult day care, licensed assisted living plus skilled nursing and rehabilitation at their neighboring facility.

Alterations/Tailor Sewing by Michelle 58 Mason Circle Lake St. Louis, MO 636-332-5813

Sewing by Michelle is a fullservice alteration and tailor service, stitching together the area’s seamstress needs since 2010. Their principal owner is Michelle Koenig, who prides herself on giving customers the individual attention they deserve for every sewing or tailoring project.

Auto Repair

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I-70 Auto Body takes pride in providing customers with superior craftsmanship and getting the job done right the first time. Ongoing training and professional development helps 1-70 keep their competitive edge in the industry. From minor dents to major repairs, their skilled craftsmen use stateof-the-art equipment, materials and techniques to restore vehicles to pre-accident condition.

St. Peters Garage has been familyowned and operated since 1920 and strives to develop long-term relationships with customers. They use advanced technology and quality products to create a positive car care experience. With five technicians with over 125 years combined experience at their facility and a flexible warranty that backs up all repairs and services, their expertise and service is unmatched. Their Roadside Assistance Program is available with all general repairs.

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Locally-owned and operated, Country Club Car Wash has been meeting the needs of vehicle owners with its “touchless” process since 1989 with convenient locations in St. Charles, O’Fallon, Chesterfield, St. Peters and Wentzville. All locations provide quality Mobil Top Tier gasoline, beautiful convenience stores and a friendly staff. Country Club Car Wash has both full service and express locations that offer a variety of car wash packages and memberships.

First State Bank Multiple locations fsbfinancial.com First State Bank has served St. Charles County for over 145 years, and is the oldest independent community bank in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Whether it’s personal banking, business banking, investments or a mortgage, they have the resources their customers need with a variety of branches and ATMs throughout the region.

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Catering

Frenchtown Catering 1312 North 2nd Street St. Charles, MO 636-940-0600 frenchtowncatering.com Frenchtown Catering has been a

premium catering service in the historic district of St. Charles since 1994. They do not have a set-in-stone menu, instead tailoring options to meet the customer’s best needs, whether it’s a box lunch for a corporate event or a dream wedding reception. They are the exclusive caterer for all special events held in the New Town Event Tent.

Child Day Care

Bright Start Academy Multiple locations Bright Start Academy provides the best possible environment for a child by offering fun while learning. There are teacher-directed activities, but learning at Bright Start Academy is also designed to be informal and flexible so the children are allowed to explore, discover and create. It is also varied in nature so the children discover themselves first as individuals, and then relate to others in a group setting.

Chiropractor

Midwest Family Wellness 5055 Highway N St. Charles, MO 636-922-0777 yourmidfamwellness.com Midwest Family Wellness is not just a “fix my back pain” center. Their doctors are skilled in treating a variety of health concerns, such as headaches and migraines, low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, arthritis, knee, elbow and

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Computer Services

EPC Inc. 3941 Harry S. Truman Blvd. St. Charles, MO 636-443-1999 epcusa.com Founded in 1984, EPC Inc. has grown from a local provider of sales and services of personal computers to one of the largest resellers of used IT gear in the Midwest and one of the premier IT Asset Recovery Solution providers in the United States. Their staff of almost 300 provides services throughout the United States and Canada.

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MAR - II Concrete Company has been a family-owned business for 28 years. They are a union and a WBE minority contractor that strives for quality in residential and commercial work. The MAR – II team works to ensure quality craftsmanship and strong customer relationships.

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Dance/Cheer Studio

Cheer St. Louis 105 N Cool Springs Road O’Fallon, MO 636-980-5678 cheerstlouis.com

Cheer St. Louis provides a variety of cheer classes and activities for boys and girls of all ages, including preschoolers. With a 22,000 sq. ft. year-round competitive cheerleading gym, they have teams ranging in age from 4-18 for both boys and girls. All coaches are CPR-certified and birthday party packages are available.

Day Spa

Salon De Christé 3901 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 636-946-2805 salondechriste.com Salon De Christé offers the ultimate beauty experience provided by highly-trained professionals in a caring and comfortable atmosphere. Schedule a signature Aveda service and let their stylists create the perfect look for any gathering or go online to schedule an appointment and design a personal instant gift certificate.

Deck Builder

Fence and Deck Depot 1432 South Drive St. Charles, MO 1-844-413-3926 fencedepotco.com

Locally-owned and family-operated, Fence and Deck Depot treats each fence and deck job as if it were their own. Fence & Deck Depot offers a variety of fence and deck services suitable for any Missouri home and respects its customers’ vision to create elegant sunrooms, sturdy, attractive fences and decks that provide space for any outdoor activity.

Dentist

Genovese Dental 6065 Mid Rivers Mall Drive Cottleville, MO 636-928-4090 genovesedental.com Genovese Dental is Cottleville’s most trusted dental center and prides themselves for their gentle dentistry approach. Their dental professionals have the training and experience to handle any type of dental issue and also specialize in preventative dental care. Most major dental insurance carriers are accepted.

Dry Cleaner

American Cleaners 2214 First Capitol Drive St. Charles, MO 636-947-0343

American Cleaners is a trusted source for any dry cleaning needs. Whether it’s a favorite suit or an elegant dress, American Cleaners offers a variety of affordable services.

Electrician

Grasser Electric Corporation 60 Boone Hills Drive St. Peters, MO 636-441-5200 grasserelectric.com Grasser Electric Corporation is a premier electrical contractor serving both homeowners and business owners since 1975. Their electrical contractors are courteous and polite and specialize in commercial or residential service for any size home or building. Services include: installing new appliances or new lighting, rewiring a home or office or installing an upgraded electrical panel.

Feed & Farm Supplies El Mel, Inc. 2139 First Capitol Drive St. Charles, MO elmel.stihldealer.net

El Mel is an independent STIHL dealer, carrying STIHL outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff is always ready to assist and offers fast, professional service for the purchase of any STIHL product including STIHL chainsaws, blowers, trimmers and their full electric line of outdoor power equipment. Equipment comes fully assembled and the staff provides in-store safety and operating demonstrations so customers are fully prepared to take on their next

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Fence and Deck Depot 1432 South Drive St. Charles, MO 1-844-413-3926 fencedepotco.com Locally-owned and family-operated, Fence and Deck Depot treats each fence and deck job as if it were their own. Fence & Deck Depot offers a variety of fence and deck services suitable for any Missouri home and respects its customers’ vision to create elegant sunrooms, sturdy, attractive fences and decks that provide space for any outdoor activity.

Financial Planner

INVEST Financial Corporation Multiple locations fsbfinancial.com

INVEST Financial Corporation at First State Bank is a financial services broker-dealer. The strength behind INVEST is its strategy of developing innovative solutions that allow them to concentrate on what’s really important: helping clients reach their financial goals. INVEST Advisors are among the top professionals in the field.

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GymQuarters Gymnastics offers a unique concept in athletic endeavors by providing excellent instruction in a fun and exciting atmosphere with an “Always the Best for Kids” philosophy. GymQuarters’ Junior and Developmental gymnastics classes emphasize a safe and positive learning experience for each child, where they can develop strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, increased body awareness, confidence and selfesteem. Staff members strive to ensure that each and every child in the program is made to feel special.

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Heating & Cooling

Jerry Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning 800 North 2nd Street St. Charles, MO 636-757-8506 jerrykelly.com Jerry Kelly Heating and Air Conditioning offers 24/7 service to its customers. Their professional, cheerful technicians, meticulous vehicles, tidy uniforms, respect for customers property and budget-friendly equipment and installation recommendations sets them apart from their competition along with one-year buy-back and 15-year parts and labor guarantees.

Home Health Care

SSM Health at Home ssmhealthathome.com

SSM Health at Home provides a full-range of comprehensive health care services. Whether its extended care after a hospital stay, pain management after an injury or terminal illness support programs, SSM Health at Home’s highly skilled and experienced caregivers provide exceptional support in a home setting.

Home Remodeling

Al Droste and Sons Construction 1517 N 3rd Street St. Charles, MO 636-949-8698 drosteconstruction.com Al Droste and Sons Construction takes pride in being the oldest general construction company in St. Charles County. For the past 80 years, they have built their reputation with a wide range of unique projects, loyal customer base and attention to detail and craftsmanship.

Home Builder

T.R. Hughes 239 Fox Hill Road St. Charles, MO 636-940-9300 trhughes.com

Established in the early 1990’s by Tom Hughes, T.R. Hughes has become the St. Louis region’s premier home builder. T.R. Hughes builds beautiful new homes in the best locations in the St. Louis metro area with a special focus on St. Charles County. They select each subdivision location carefully so the neighborhoods that are created are convenient and provide customers with the best value.

House Cleaning

Linda Rombach Personalized Cleaning 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive St. Charles, MO 636-477-6866 lindarombachcleaning.com Linda Rombach Personalized Cleaning believes that housecleaning is best approached as a personal endeavor, which is why each client gets their own cleaner assigned specifically

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Yuppy Puppy Pet Spa has been pampering pets for more than 12 years. Traditional services such as grooming, boarding and in-home pet sitting are available, as are fun services like Play Camp and ‘howliday’ parties. The facility is staffed 24-hours a day, has a state-of-the-art AC System with two separate air exchange systems to help reduce airborne illness, custom designed tempered glass suites, VIP suites with flat screen TV’s, a monitored security and sprinkler system and an indoor and outdoor staffed social lounge.

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Noteworthy holiday treats Christmas food inspired by carols will go just right with a turkey and some mistletoe

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Once you’ve roasted a chestnut over an open fire, what do you do with it? Are sugar plums really good enough that visions of them would dance in your head? Why would anyone want to go a-wassailing? And just what the heck is a figgy pudding? This Christmas, we decided to look at

the edible side of Christmas carols and poems. We all know the words, but do we ever think about what they mean? Chestnuts, for instance. Nat King Cole made the act of roasting them over an open fire an iconic part of the holiday. And this time of year in New York, vendors roast them on almost every corner. And you can always find roasters in downtown

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he joys of eating out, three ways DANIEL NEMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sally Bowles, in “Cabaret,” called it divine decadence. I just call it a nice break.

Of course, we are talking about different things. Poor, doomed Sally was describing the hedonistic, anything-goes lifestyle of early 1930s Berlin, before those same excesses helped usher in the Nazi era. And I’m just talking about going out for dinner three nights in a row. I have a friend from college

who, with her first husband, would occasionally go to a restaurant for every meal over a weekend. They called it a Decadent Weekend, and they kind of giggled about how sinfully delicious it was. It is possible, and even probable, that I did the same thing myself when I was in my 20s.

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I made less money then, but somehow had more of it. I very well could have suffered a spasm of laziness and dined exclusively at restaurants for a couple of days in a row. But it is certainly something I have not done — except while on vacation, of course — for decades.

After all, on these very pages I preach the gospel of cooking for yourself and others. And although I don’t say it in print, you can actually cook a better meal at home than you find at some restaurants. And yet, here I was recently See NEMAN • Page L4

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Reserva wines from Spain and Portugal BY GAIL APPLESON • Special to the Post-Dispatch

When the word reserve or reserva appears on a wine label, what does it really mean? It may or may not mean anything depending on where the wine is from. For example, the U.S. has no rules governing its use. In contrast, Spain’s Rioja requires that reserve red wines be aged at least three years and at least one of those years must be in oak. To be labeled reserva in neighboring Portugal, a wine must have been made in a year that was considered outstanding and have a minimum level of alcohol. Below are two examples: Vicente Gandía 2010 Raiza Reserva Rioja, Spain Bought • Straub’s, 211 West Lockwood Avenue, in November for $13.99 Description • This Rioja Reserva, which received 90 points from Wine Spectator, is made from 100 percent tempranillo grapes. Aged in oak for 24 months, this is a fullbodied red that has an inviting cedar aroma and tastes of raspberries and plums with a touch of vanilla. Best sipped with food, it would go well with beef, hearty paella and aged Manchego.

Casa Santos Lima 2012 Conidencial Reserva Red Lisboa, Portugal Bought • Straub’s, 211 West Lockwood Avenue, in November for $10.99 Description • This medium- to full-bodied red, which received 92 points from Wine Enthusiast, is made from a ield blend of many types of grapes. Fruity and easy to drink, it was aged in oak for six months and is a tad lighter and less complex than the Rioja. Rich with blackberry lavor, it has irm tannins and a refreshing acidity. It would go well with lavorful foods like cassoulet.

Sriracha Granada St. Louis: Known for toasted ravioli, pork steak and … sriracha? Maybe it will be now. The local folks at Sunrise Foods make an all-natural, green-colored sauce with a little extra kick, a bit of a garlic punch and just the right amount of sugar. The heat and the color come from an unusual ingredient: This sriracha is made from jalapeños. Size • 17.5 ounces Price • $5.99 Available • Fields Foods, Lucky’s Market, The Wine & Cheese Place, Vernon’s, Edibles & Essentials, Larder & Cupboard and Parker’s Table

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December can be a wallet-busting month, so you may find the relatively low cost of this weeknight meal especially attractive. That’s not its best quality, however; the fact that it’s easy, that it has color and crunch and that leftovers can be stretched into a kind of Mexican fried rice vie for that honor. You’ll want to use cured chorizo, which typically is located near the grocery store’s deli department — not the fresh kind in the refrigerated meat case. You saute it first, to release flavor that’s inherited by the onion and simmering rice. The eggs can be sunny side up or scrambled; they transform what was a side dish into an entree that satisfies on several counts.

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HOUSE PARTY BACON DIP Yield: 1½ to 2 cups; 12 to 15 servings

Jack Lippold enjoys the beat of many different drummers and musicians. He’s been a fan of small house concerts and intimate music parties with friends since 1979 when he first learned of the alternative music scene in St. Louis. In these less formal music venues, folks drop money in a bucket for the musicians and join in partying with friends — before and after each set. “No talking — that’s what I like about house concerts. The music is the focus,” he says.“But that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun, but we listen when the musicians play.” Friends often make favorite party foods to share with others, most of whom are regulars at these events. Lippold is well-known for the tasty bacon dip he often brings.“When I was younger, my brother and sister and I made snacks after-school most days. I guess it’s in my genes,” he says. His cooking education was informal and creative, traits he carries on in his kitchen today. What are some of the things you enjoy cooking at home? I make a lot of stir-fry dishes,but I’ll try more unusual combinations,like catfish nuggets and Brussels sprouts with a ginger,soy and garlic flavoring.I cook stir fries in peanut oil to add more flavor.When I make chili,I’ll make the leftovers into a casserole of corn chips, chili and cheese.I also make a few varieties of home-made vegetarian burritos served with black beans.I like to be inventive when I’m at the stove. Did you grow up with inventive cooks in your household? Not so much inventive, but good solid cooking. My mom didn’t learn to cook until after she got married. My dad’s specialties were homemade soups and breads. I watched them both cook and picked things up. My brother even briefly went to culinary school, so I learned a little from him, too.

or walnuts, chopped medium ½ pound bacon ½ teaspoon dried rosemary 1 cup mayonnaise ¼ cup inely grated cheddar cheese Pinch of red pepper 4 chopped green onions (white and (or other cheese of your choice) green parts), divided 2 ½ ounces unsalted almonds, pecans Notes: Lippold prefers blanched almonds for this recipe. You may substitute ¼-cup chopped sweet onion or shallots for green onions. 1. Dice bacon into ½-inch pieces. Fry pieces until crisp. Remove to a platter or cookie sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Set aside. 2. In a small deep bowl stir together mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, nuts, rosemary and red pepper. 3. Fold in crisped and cooled bacon bits and most of the scallions, reserving a handful of green parts for garnish. 4. Mound dip in a shallow bowl and garnish with reserved chopped green onion pieces. 5. Serve with sturdy corn chip scoops, crackers, crostini or toasts. Per serving (based on 15): 152 calories; 16g fat; 3g saturated fat; 10mg cholesterol; 2g protein; 1g carbohydrate; 0g sugar; 1g iber; 141mg sodium; 27mg calcium.

JACK LIPPOLD Age • 62 Occupation • Telecommunications technician Neighborhood • Overland

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Do you make any specialty dishes at the holidays? I make a green bean casserole, but I don’t make the typical recipe. I use fresh beans, not canned, and I make my own mushroom soup with rosemary and all fresh ingredients. I do use the classic fried canned onions on top, but underneath — all

is homemade. I do some baking, too. My signature dessert is a boozy rum and butterscotch cheesecake I bake in a spring-form pan. I also bake some types of cookies and cakes, but I draw the line on breads and on anything that involves rolling out — no pies will come out of the oven at my house. Those dishes sound like a lot of work. Do you have any signature short-cut recipes in your repertoire? This might not be for everyone — it’s a little off-center, but there’s a Chinese restaurant near me that sells chicken livers. I’ll bring them home and add them to a pasta dish in a homemade sauce, with mushrooms, green peppers, garlic and rosemary. It’s quick and easy and tastes great. How would you describe your cooking style? There’s kind of an Iron Chef aspect to my cooking. What’s the secret ingredient? I don’t know. I find something that needs to be used up, or something odd, and I’ll make a dish with it.

1 small white onion 2 cloves garlic ½ medium red bell pepper 2 ¼ ounces cured chorizo sausage (one 4-inch-length from a 1-inch-wide link) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium jalapeño pepper 2 cups long-grain white rice 3 cups no-salt-added chicken broth 1 small celery rib, preferably with leaves ¾ to 1 cup frozen/defrosted corn kernels (may substitute frozen peas; see headnote) 4 to 6 stems cilantro 3 or 4 large eggs Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Spanish smoked paprika (pimenton), for serving (optional) 1. Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic. Discard the seeds and ribs from the red bell pepper, then cut the pepper into ¼-inch-thick strips. 2. Cut the chorizo into very small dice and place them in a large skillet or nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Cook for about 3 minutes or just until the meat starts to release some of its oils, then add the oil and whole jalapeño. Cook for a minute or two, then stir in the onion and garlic. Cook for a minute or two, then stir in the rice. Cook for a few minutes, so the rice is well coated and some grains begin to turn opaque, then stir in the broth and celery. 3. Increase the heat to medium-high; once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Uncover and stir in the corn and strips of bell pepper; cover and cook for about 3 minutes, just until they have warmed through. 4. Meanwhile, coarsely chop the cilantro leaves and some tender stems. Uncover the chorizo rice and toss in the cilantro, then cover and let stand while you cook the eggs. 5. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Crack in the eggs (one per serving if they’ll be sunny side up, or 3 eggs total if they’ll be scrambled) and cook to the doneness you like. Season lightly with salt and pepper. 6. Uncover the chorizo rice; discard the jalapeño and wilted celery. Taste, and season with salt and/or pepper, as needed. 7. If you’ve scrambled the eggs, stir them into the chorizo rice before you divide it among individual plates. 8. If you’ve fried the eggs, place one atop each portion. Sprinkle with the smoked paprika, if using. Serve right away. Per serving: 500 calories; 15g protein; 82g carbohydrates; 11g fat; 3g saturated fat; 150mg cholesterol; 250mg sodium; 2g iber; 4g sugar Adapted from “My Abuelo’s Mexican Feast: A Life and Love of Mexican Food,” by Daniella Germain with Elsa Germain


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Try the easy way to peel chestnuts CHRISTMAS • FROM L1

St. Charles at Christmas. But what good are they? Chestnuts actually taste wonderful by themselves. They are nutty, of course, but slightly sweet and with a mild, mellow flavor. Their texture is also unique; light and softer than other nuts. But chestnuts by themselves are not festive enough for the holidays. So I decided to make candied chestnuts, known to the French as marrons glacés. These are delicate marvels of creamy, nutty sweetness. You make a fragrant simple syrup of water, sugar and vanilla, briefly boil peeled chestnuts in it, and you wind up with a treat that one famous mail order company has the gall to charge $45 for a box of eight. But yes, they’re that good. It does take a few days to make them, but you only boil the chestnuts for a couple of minutes each day. The rest of the time they soak in the syrup, so it takes very little effort. The only difficult part involves peeling the chestnuts. There is an easy way and a hard way to peel chestnuts. I did it the hard way. I greatly recommend the easy way. The easy way involves cutting a horizontal slit in the shell with a sharp knife, splashing on a bit of water and cooking in a microwave for one minute. And if you peel them while they’re still hot, the inner membrane comes right off with the shell. Next up, wassail, the prime focus of (and best excuse for) going wassailing. Wassailing goes back to the time of Saxon England, more than 1,000 years ago. One person would raise a tankard of a spiced ale punch with apples and say “waes hael,” which meant “good health” or “good fortune.” His drinking partner would raise his own tankard and respond, “drinc hael.” And then they would take a lusty swig of their punch. By 1600, the punch itself was being called wassail. Revelers in England would take a big bowl of it and knock on people’s doors, singing carols and sharing the wassail — sometimes expecting to be paid. To make my own wassail, I turned to Alton Brown, who adapted an ancient recipe. It begins with a base of ale and madeira wine, into which a number of baked apples are added. The punch is then flavored with spices (cloves, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg) and topped with a layer

of whipped eggs. The taste is marvelous and surprisingly complex. Beer and wine don’t sound as if they would go well together, but when seeped with the right spices and a healthy hint of apple, they turn into a deliciously hearty punch. The other two carol-inspired treats seem to fall right along the fruitcake fault line. Though I don’t have empirical evidence as proof, it appears that people who like fruitcake will also enjoy sugar plums and figgy pudding. But those who hate fruitcake would probably be happier staying away from them and quaffing more wassail. Sugar plums are not what you may think they are. There is no plum in them at all, except in the sense that “plum” used to be the word for all dried fruits. In this case, the sugar plums are made with apricots and dates, chopped fine along with almonds, sweetened with honey and spiced with the flavors we have come to associate with Christmas — cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and orange. In other words, they are kind of like a fruitcake, without the cake (and without citron, which, let’s face it, nobody likes). The ingredients are rolled into little balls and topped with powdered sugar. They are certainly worthy of dancing visions. Figgy pudding also has a definite fruitcake vibe to it. And just as sugar plums aren’t plums, figgy pudding isn’t pudding — except in that the British call this type of thing “pudding.” Figgy pudding is more like a dense cake, a cake that is cooked with steam. But the figgy part is accurate; it uses quite a lot of chopped figs, plus raisins and currants. These are mixed with dark brown sugar, self-rising flour, bread crumbs, grated apples and allspice. And brandy, of course. Brandy goes into the batter, making it even more like fruitcake. And then, if you really want to put on a show, you can pour heated brandy over the finished product and set it ablaze. That is the traditional way to serve it. But for an extra-special treat, you could also serve it with a caramel-flavored sauce. It’s easy to make — no actual caramelizing necessary — and it goes great with figgy pudding. Your friends will want you to bring the figgy pudding to them, and bring it right there.

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WASSAIL

FIGGY PUDDING WITH SAUCE

Yield: About 3 quarts

Yield: 12 servings 6 small Fuji apples, cored 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup water 72 ounces (a six-pack) ale — not too hoppy 1 (750ml) bottle madeira

10 whole cloves 10 whole allspice berries 1 cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 6 large eggs, separated, optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Put the apples into an 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish. Pack the brown sugar into the center of each apple, dividing the sugar evenly among them. Pour the water into the bottom of the dish and bake until tender, about 45 minutes. 3. Pour the ale and madeira into a large slow cooker. Put the cloves, allspice and cinnamon into a small muslin bag or cheesecloth tied with kitchen twine, and add to a slow cooker or a large pot over medium-low heat, along with the ginger and nutmeg. Set the slow cooker to medium heat and bring the mixture to at least 120 degrees. Do not boil. 4. If desired (some people dislike the texture of the eggs), add the egg whites to a medium bowl and, using a hand mixer, beat until stif peaks form. Put the egg yolks into a separate bowl and beat until lightened in color and frothy, approximately 2 minutes. Add the egg whites to the yolks and, using the hand mixer, beat until just combined. Slowly add 4 to 6 ounces of the alcohol mixture from the slow cooker to the egg mixture, beat with the hand mixer on low speed. Return this mixture to the slow cooker and whisk to combine. 5. Add the apples and the liquid from the baking dish to the wassail and stir to combine. Ladle into cups and serve. Per serving: 346 calories; 3g fat; 1g saturated fat; 93mg cholesterol; 5g protein; 47g carbohydrate; 32g sugar; 2g iber; 52mg sodium; 41mg calcium. Recipe by Alton Brown, via the Television Food Network

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CANDIED CHESTNUTS (MARRONS GLACÉS) Yield: About 65 chestnuts 2 pound chestnuts 2½ cups water

2 pounds granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until almonds are roasted and slightly brown. 2. Add almonds to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until chopped into ine pieces, about the size of a match head. Add honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, apricots, dates, salt and orange zest to the almonds. Pulse until mixture is well chopped and beginning to clump. 3. To form sugar plums, pinch of a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. When all sugar plums are formed, dust the top with powdered sugar. Per serving: 84 calories; 4g fat; 0g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 2g protein; 12g carbohydrate; 9g sugar; 2g iber; 5mg sodium; 27mg calcium.

1. To peel the chestnuts, use a sharp knife (such as a steak knife) to make a horizontal cut across the shell of each nut. Place in a bowl, cover with water and then drain out the water (you just want a little water to get inside the shell). Microwave the nuts for 1 minute and peel; it helps if you pinch the shell at each end of the slit. It is best to do this in small batches; when the chestnuts are still warm, the inner membrane comes of easily with the peel. 2. In a large pot over medium high, combine the water, sugar and vanilla, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once it is boiling, continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the chestnuts, bring back to a boil, and cook 7 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. 3. Pour the chestnuts and the syrup in a large container, and cover loosely. Allow the chestnuts to soak in the syrup for 12 to 18 hours. 4. Add the chestnuts and syrup to a clean pan and repeat the process; this time boiling them for 2 minutes, and then soaking the mixture, loosely covered, for 18 to 24 hours. 5. Repeat the entire process every 12 to 24 hours for a total of 3 to 4 times, until the sugar syrup has been absorbed by the chestnuts. If the syrup is not all absorbed, drain it before proceeding to the next step. 6. Preheat an oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the candied chestnuts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the oven, prop the oven door open a notch and turn of the heat. Allow the chestnuts to dry in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until they have irmed up and the surfaces of the nuts are dry. 7. Store in an airtight container. Per chestnut: 68 calories; 0g fat; 0g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 0g protein; 17g carbohydrate; 14g sugar; 0g iber; 2mg sodium; 3mg calcium.

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SUGAR PLUMS Yield: About 33 candies 2 cups almonds ¼ cup honey 1½ teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

1½ cups whole dried apricots 1 cup pitted dates Pinch of salt Zest of 1 orange Powdered sugar, for dusting

Decadent dining also means no dishwashing NEMAN • FROM L1

dining out for three nights in a row. And it was heavenly. If I want to be perfectly honest, which I do, I actually got take-out the first night. I was suffering from a pretty bad cold and did not feel up to joining my wife and a friend at what was supposed to be a restaurant dinner for three. On the other hand, I didn’t feel like cooking, either. So, while they were off enjoying the au courant

specialties of Reed’s American Table, I was sneezing and sniffling at home with Chinese food. Nothing like a steaming plate of Beef With Bitter Melon to cure what ails you, especially when it is preceded by a steaming cup of Hot and Sour Soup. On Saturday, what ailed me was so sufficiently cured that I felt up to going out for a trivia night (How could we forget that Mike Huckabee had been governor of Arkansas? We could have won). But getting to the trivia

night in time meant not having time to eat dinner at home, much less cook it. Fortunately, I knew they were going to be selling tacos at the trivia night. These were the real thing, too — soft tortillas, a selection of perfectly seasoned meats, a choice of accompaniments, wedges of lime and a couple of salsas that tasted homemade. I didn’t want to insult the women who made them, so I had five. Then on Sunday, we went out

to Randolfi’s Italian Restaurant with our next-door neighbors. I mention their physical nearness because of this: We drove separately to the restaurant and separately back home. Our houses adjoin, our garages are next to each other, we probably took the same route to the same restaurant, and none of us thought to ride together. I had the beef tartare, which was special and quite unlike other tartares I have ever had, and an absolutely fabulous margherita pizza. They make great drinks, too. Good food, good conversation. It was a delightful evening.

1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened, plus extra for the bowls and waxed paper 1¾ pounds dried igs 5 ounces brandy 1½ pounds mixture of raisins and currants 3 apples, peeled, cored and grated ¾ pound dark brown sugar 2 cups bread crumbs 1¾ cups self-rising lour 1 tablespoon allspice ½ cup brandy, optional For the sauce 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups heavy cream 14 tablespoons (1¾cup) butter 1. Butter a 2-cup, a 4-cup and an 8-cup heatproof bowl, then line the base of each with a circle of parchment paper (you can use other-sized bowls, but you will have to adjust the cooking times accordingly). Butter 3 large sheets of waxed paper and lay each on a sheet of aluminum foil, butter side up. Fold a pleat in the middle of each waxedpaper/foil combination. 2. Roughly chop ½ pound of the igs and set aside. Put the remaining igs, butter and brandy into a food processor and process until smooth-ish, then transfer to your largest mixing bowl. Add the chopped igs, raisins and currants, grated apple, brown sugar, bread crumbs, lour and allspice. Stir everything together, divide among the bowls (don’t ill them to the top) and smooth the surfaces. 3. Cover the bowls with the buttered waxed-paper foils and tie with string. Place in separate saucepans with upturned saucers or scrunched-up bits of aluminum foil in the bottom (so the bowls don’t touch the bottom), then ill each pan with enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the bowl. 4. Cover with a lid and simmer the 2-cup bowl for 1 to 1½ hours, the 4-cup bowl for 2 to 2½ hours, and the 8-cup bowl for 3 hours, adding more boiling water as needed to keep the level about halfway up the bowls. Cool to room temperature, or a little warm, before serving. 5. To make the sauce, combine the brown sugar and heavy cream in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat, bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer 5 minutes. Add the butter and stir until incorporated. 6. To serve, unmold the bowls. If desired, heat the optional brandy in a small pan over medium high heat until fragrant. Pour over the puddings and quickly set aire. Or cut an X into the top of the puddings and pour the sauce over the tops and down the sides. Per serving: 1150 calories; 45g fat; 28g saturated fat; 122mg cholesterol; 10g protein; 182g carbohydrate; 137g sugar; 11g iber; 420mg sodium; 313mg calcium. Adapted from recipes by bbcgoodfoodshow. com and the Food Network

How did I feel after three days of decadent dining? I felt wonderful, actually. And it’s not just because we had no dishes to do — though if I am continuing to be perfectly honest, that is no small part of it. It’s nice to be waited on. It’s nice to have someone else do the cooking. And it’s nice to have a nice break. Was it decadent? Maybe. But it was divine. Daniel Neman • 314-340-8133 Food writer @dnemanfood on Twitter dneman@post-dispatch.com


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BROWNIES WITH BOURBON BACON CARAMEL SAUCE

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Yield: 12 large brownies (big enough for two people to share) 1 pound plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in 1-inch cubes 13 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, roughly chopped 9 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, roughly chopped 5 ¼ cups granulated sugar, divided 1 cup dark brown sugar 10 eggs (at room temperature) 4 teaspoons vanilla

Notes: Borghardt uses a double-boiler for this recipe to melt the chocolate and butter. You can set a bowl over a pot of simmering water (don’t let it touch) to achieve this efect. • The baking pan for the brownies is deeper than the standard cake pan. Use a 9-inch by 13-inch by 3-inch pan, which is available in disposable sizes at many grocery stores and in standard aluminum versions at major retailers. • Having the eggs at room temperature, 68 to 70 degrees, is important for the success of this recipe. To bring eggs to temperature, remove eggs from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before you plan to bake. Remove from packaging to a shallow bowl and let stand. After you break the eggs into the bowl, use a food thermometer to test temperature. • Use a measuring cup for liquids calibrated in ounces for the bacon fat and bourbon. Available at major retailers. 1. Remove 10 eggs from the refrigerator 30 minutes before the start of baking. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 3. Using 2 cubes of the butter, coat sides and bottom of baking pan. Line the bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper and set aside. 4. Place remaining diced butter and both chopped chocolates in the top of a large double boiler and heat until just melted. Stir to combine and turn of the heat but leave pan on the stove. 5. In a small bowl, whisk 3 cups of the granulated sugar and all the brown sugar together. Stir sugars into the melted chocolate and butter mixture in the double boiler. Remove bowl top from the double boiler to a hot pad on the counter and allow to cool to room temperature, which will be slightly warm to the touch. 6. Crack each room-temperature egg into a small dish, making sure no shell is present. Then pour each egg into a large mixing bowl. Check temperature, 68 to 70 degrees. Let stand a little longer if necessary. Lightly whisk whites and yolks together. 7. Gradually stir in about ¼ to ½ cup of the butter and chocolate mixture into the eggs. 8. Slowly add the remaining chocolate mixture to the eggs, stirring gently until just blended. Stir in vanilla. Do not overmix. 9. In a small bowl whisk salt into sifted lour. Add lour to the chocolate-egg mix in 2 or 3 additions, stirring gently. Do not overmix. 10. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 55 to 70 minutes, turning the pan a quarter turn every 15 minutes. The brownies are done when a tester or knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. 11. Remove from oven to a cooling rack. 12. When thoroughly cooled, cut the triangles using a serrated knife and a light touch. Cut the brownies in half down the 13-inch length of the pan. Slice across the pan in 3 equal parts to make 6 pieces. Cut each large piece on the diagonal corner to corner. 13. To make the sauce, place remaining 2 ¼-cups granulated sugar in a 2- or 3-quart heavy-bottomed sauce pan. Add just enough water to wet the sugar. Turn heat to medium high and caramelize the sugar. This process will take time. The mixture is ready when it is deep golden brown and viscous. If the sugar burns or scorches, begin again. 14. Remove caramel mixture from heat and carefully stir in bacon fat, then slowly stir in the bourbon. 15. Next, whisk in the heavy cream in a slow steady stream. Whisk constantly until the sauce comes together. Add a pinch of sea salt. Let cool. 16. To serve, remove one brownie at a time from the pan and top each serving with a dollop of caramel sauce. 17. Store caramel sauce in an tightly covered container in the refrigerator. Cover brownies to store. Per brownie: 1,371 calories; 81g fat; 46g saturated fat; 292mg cholesterol; 15g protein; 150g carbohydrate; 119g sugar; 7g iber; 491mg sodium; 116mg calcium.

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recipe for the chocolate brownie dessert at Stacked Burger Bar in Carondelet. They serve it with a caramel-bourbon-bacon sauce. The flavor is unique, and it goes well with the burgers. Thanks! — Emilie A. Paidrick, Carondelet A • When chef Laura Borghardt added desserts to the menu at Stacked Burger Bar, she thought critically about what their customers would expect. “We were looking for unique flavors that would uphold our standards for innovative combinations,” she said. “Becky Jacobs of Serendipity Ice Cream pushed me to add desserts. We offered Serendipity’s Tahitian Vanilla Bean scoops and used them in our floats, but I was looking for something unique. “That’s when it hit me — the flavors in the Bourbon Bacon Maple Jam we make for burgers would be the right combination of sweet and spicy for one of our desserts. I called Becky, and we made our signature ice cream — Udder Shock. I developed the brownie recipe and the Bacon Bourbon Caramel Sauce to work with it.” The cake-like brownie with a deep fudge flavor and unusual caramel sauce soon became a customer favorite. Borghardt bakes the brownies in a deep pan and cuts them into triangles big enough for two people to share. She plates them on a caramel drizzle, tops the brownie with Udder Shock or Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream and adds another drizzle of caramel. Stacked is known for its unusually flavorful burgers topped with inventive housemade sauces and condiments. Borghardt livens up the burgers with savory spreads such as onion jam, serrano chutney, kalamata olive relish and the lovely bourbon bacon maple jam. She whips up beer mustards and chipotle aioli mayonnaise, caramelizes onions, grills pineapple, pickles red onions and braises red cabbage to create memorable house burger combinations. Each element of a burger is thought out, from the buns through the cheeses, even to whether a burger gets its greens from spinach, lettuce or sliced cucumbers. The menu features 12 house burgers, but Stacked doesn’t stop there. It offers weekly specials to highlight seasonal foods or just for a fun change. One of the three owners — Borghardt, Matt Windisch or Sam Siebenman — is usually on site to welcome customers and keep things moving. In addition to food, the restaurant boasts a nice bar with a good selection of local craft and regular beers, cocktails and mixed drinks. Sides include hand-cut fries with house ketchup, sweet potato fries, house chips, homemade chunky applesauce, creamy slaw and two salads. In addition to

2 ½ cups all-purpose lour, sifted 2 teaspoons non-iodized table salt 3 ¼ ounces bacon fat 3 ounces bourbon 16 ounces heavy cream Pinch of sea salt 12 scoops ice cream of your choice, about ¾-cup (optional)

burgers, Stacked also offers appetizers, salads and sandwiches, plus a menu just for kids if burgers aren’t your thing. Check its Facebook page for special events and a music schedule on the weekends. Be sure to leave room for dessert.

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½ pound extra-sharp cheddar, coarsely grated 5 ounces inely grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1 ½ cups (6 1/3 ounces) all-purpose lour ½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks 1 ½ teaspoons Colman’s Mustard powder, divided ½ teaspoon table salt 1 ¼ teaspoons cayenne, divided 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons ice water

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When I was a kid, my parents sometimes brought home tins of deliriously delicious cheese crackers. I can’t remember the brand — I think it was a British import — but I do remember that my sister and brother and I would inhale them as soon the tin was opened. All these years later the flavor of those crackers, richly cheesy and spicy, remains burned into my memory. This recipe is my attempt to resurrect them. The ingredients and technique for making these crackers are similar to those used to make pie dough. Butter and flour (with added flavorings) are its bones. And as with pie dough, as soon as you combine gluten (the protein in flour) with a liquid, you have to mix quickly and briefly or the end product will be tough. So be careful not to overmix the dough. The stars of this recipe are its two cheeses: extra-sharp cheddar and Parmesan. The spice, which is added to the dough at the start, then dusted onto the outside of each cracker, is provided by Colman’s Mustard powder (a venerable English brand) and cayenne pepper. Happily, this recipe is simple to make. The dough is mixed quickly in a food processor, then shaped into a cylinder and chilled for an hour, time enough for the gluten to relax and the dough to solidify, making it easy to slice and bake. The typical cracker recipe requires you to roll out the dough and cut it with a cutter, a method that takes a lot more time — and generates a bigger mess — than my cylinder method. Another advantage of this method is that you can freeze the cylinder (just take care to wrap the dough well, first in plastic, then in foil) and then, when guests show up unexpectedly, let the dough soften on the counter for a bit, then slice off and bake as many crackers as you need. Or you can package the baked crackers in batches of 10 or 12, tie them up with a bow, and give them as gifts. No matter how you use them — as presents or served at home — I believe your family and friends will make them disappear as quickly as my sister, brother and I made that tin go poof.

1. In a food processor, combine the cheddar and 4 ounces of the Parmesan. Pulse until the cheddar is inely chopped. Add the lour, butter, ½ teaspoon of the mustard, the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the cayenne. Pulse until the mixture looks like small pellets. Add the Worcestershire sauce and ice water, then pulse until just combined. 2. Pour the dough onto the counter, divide it into two mounds, then use the palm of your hands to smear each mound across the counter several times, or until it comes together quickly when you press it with your ingers. 3. Transfer each half of the dough onto a 16-inch-long sheet of plastic wrap. Shape into a 12-inch log (about 1 ½ inches around), using the plastic as needed, then wrap tightly in the plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour. 4. When ready to bake, heat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two sheet pans with kitchen parchment and position one of the oven racks in the center of the oven. 5. On a large plate, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon of mustard and 1 teaspoon of cayenne. Remove one of the cylinders from the refrigerator. Unwrap the dough, then roll it in the spice mix, rubbing of the excess spice. Slice the dough crosswise about 1/3 inch thick. Arrange the dough rounds on the prepared sheet pans, about ½ inch apart. 6. Sprinkle each round with a pinch of the additional Parmesan cheese and bake on the oven’s middle and bottom shelves, switching places halfway through, until dark golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Per cracker: 60 calories; 4g fat; 10mg cholesterol; 100mg sodium; 3g carbohydrate; no iber;no sugar; 2g protein.

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Hanukkah dish melds cheese and dumplings

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Many of the signature dishes of Hanukkah involve either cheese or frying in oil — or both. Since I like to have it all, I created these fried sweet cheese and almond dumplings. Happily, they are easy to make and require no special equipment other than a deep fat thermometer. Basically, these are blintzes in wonton wrappers. The filling consists of ricotta, cream cheese, an egg, sugar and spritzes of lemon and vanilla, all combined with almond paste. If anyone in your home is allergic to nuts, just leave out the almond paste. As noted, the filling is encased in wonton wrappers, which can be found alongside the grocer’s Asian produce, or in the dairy or frozen foods sections. They’re a great and versatile item, but they tend to dry out quickly. Be sure to always keep them covered in plastic wrap, unwrapping only a few at a time as you stuff them. This recipe won’t require a whole package of wrappers. If you carefully wrap and freeze the unused ones, they’ll be good to go in a future recipe. Shaping the wrappers into triangles is the only time-consuming part of this

recipe. You want to be sure to seal the edges of each triangle tightly so the filling doesn’t spill out into the hot oil. The glue is provided by the white of a single egg. If one of your triangles should happen to split as it fries, just lift it out gently, park it on the side until you’ve finished frying the sealed wontons, then give it another shot in the oil. Split triangles seem to reseal themselves as they rest. As always with deep-frying, be sure that your pan is deep and filled with no more than 2 inches of oil, and that the temperature is maintained at 325 degrees. Also, don’t crowd the pan with too many wontons; it’ll make the temperature dip and you’ll end up with soggy triangles. The raspberry sauce is a speedy little delight made from defrosted frozen raspberries that are crushed, then flavored with a bit of sugar. You’re welcome to swap in blueberries, strawberries, finely chopped peaches, or any of your favorite fruits. If you have the time and inclination to refine this part of the recipe, you can puree the berries, then put them through a sieve to remove the seeds before adding the sugar. Whatever you do, don’t skip the sauce; it provides a tart balance to the sweet wontons. See more Hanukkah recipes in next week’s Let’s Eat section.

FRIED SWEET CHEESE AND ALMOND DUMPLINGS Yield: 36 wontons 1 cup thawed frozen raspberries 2 tablespoons plus 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided 1 ½ ounces almond paste 4 ounces cream cheese 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese 1 large egg, separated

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Hefty pinch table salt Cornstarch 36 square (3-inch) wonton wrappers Vegetable or canola oil, for frying

1. In a small bowl, use a fork to mash the raspberries, then stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons of the sugar, or to taste. Set aside. 2. In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash the almond paste. Add half the cream cheese; mash until fairly smooth. Add the remaining cream cheese, the ricotta, remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, the egg yolk, lemon zest, vanilla and salt; mix well. (There will still be small lumps of almond paste left in the mixture). 3. In a small bowl, use a fork to beat the egg white. Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment and sprinkle with cornstarch. 4. On a cutting board or work surface, arrange several wonton wrappers. Mound 2 level teaspoons of the illing in the middle of each wrapper, then use a pastry brush dipped in the egg white to moisten the edges of the wrappers. Fold one of the corners of each wrapper over the illing until it meets the opposing corner and forms a illed triangle. Press the edges together to form a tight seal, then gently transfer the illed wrappers to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients. 5. In large, deep saucepan over medium-high, heat 2 inches of oil to 325 degrees. 6. When the oil is hot, use a slotted spoon to carefully lower 4 to 5 dumplings into the oil. Fry, carefully turning them several times, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Use the slotted spoon to transfer them to paper towels to drain. Repeat with the remaining dumplings. When they are all cooked, you can return them briely to the hot oil in batches, for about 15 seconds, to reheat before serving. Serve hot with the raspberry dipping sauce. Per dumpling: 80 calories; 4.5g fat; 15mg cholesterol; 70mg sodium; 7g carbohydrate; no iber; 1g sugar; 2g protein.

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This time of year, with the weather getting colder, I love to serve soup for supper. It’s an easy sell at my house, where The Husband is a soup-aholic. But with a soup this good, I firmly believe you can sell it to anyone. The trick is to amp up the flavor, vary the texture and make it substantial. Here I started by roasting — not boiling — the cauliflower. Roasting eliminates excess water, brings the natural sugars to the fore and concentrates the flavors (adding some nuttiness in the process). Next, I make sure not to obscure the cauliflower’s flavor with too many other ingredients. Yes, there is onion and garlic, but they play only supporting roles. Likewise, the stock, diluted with water, is designed not to overwhelm. The greens — because they’re not pureed and not added until the very end — pack a satisfying little punch of their own without compromising the cauliflower taste. You may notice there’s no dairy in this recipe. While it’s true that dairy adds luxuriousness to a soup’s texture, it also tends to blot out flavor, particularly delicate vegetable flavors. That’s why I almost always leave it out.

Similarly, there’s no flour or cornstarch here. This soup owes its rich thickness to the pureeing of some of the cauliflower, onion and garlic in the company of a lone Yukon Gold potato (for silkiness). I’d always rather thicken a soup by pureeing some of its ingredients than by adding flour or another starch. Starchy thickeners are distracting. The right tool for pureeing a soup is a blender. Neither a food processor nor an immersion blender will make it quite as smooth. Just take care not to pack the blender with too much hot soup at a time. Fill it no more than a third full for each batch, otherwise you may end up wearing it (and that can burn!). At the end of the recipe, to provide some crunchy contrast to the creamy base, I added roasted cauliflower florets. Finally, there are those garlicky cheese rye toasts — Yum! — that contribute yet more crunch as well as big flavor, whether you tear them up and toss the pieces into the soup or happily munch them on the side. The finished product is a tasty, hearty, healthy and affordable soup for supper. And if you use vegetable broth, it’s vegetarian, too. Either way, it’s fully capable of standing on its own, or with just a small salad.

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND GREENS SOUP WITH CHEESY RYE TOASTS Yield: 4 servings 1 head caulilower (about 2 ½ pounds) 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt 1 cup sliced yellow onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 medium Yukon Gold potato (about 3 to 4 ounces), thinly sliced

3 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 2 cups water 5 ounces baby greens (such as kale, spinach, arugula, mustard or a mix) 1 tablespoon lemon juice Ground black pepper 4 slices rye bread 1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese

1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees. 2. Cut of and discard the tough bottom of the caulilower stem. Separate 3 cups of small caulilower lorets (each about ½ inch in diameter) and set aside. Cut the rest of the caulilower into 1-inch pieces, then mound them on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sprinkle with about ½ teaspoon of salt. Toss well to coat, then spread in an even layer. Roast on the oven’s middle shelf, stirring once or twice, until it is golden brown at the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. 3. In a large saucepan over medium, heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the potato, the roasted caulilower, the broth and water. Simmer the mixture until the potato is tender, about 15 minutes. 4. While the soup is simmering, on the rimmed sheet pan, toss the reserved lorets with 2 teaspoons of oil and about ¼ teaspoon of salt. Roast until they are golden brown and tender, about 20 minutes. 5. Transfer the hot soup in small batches to a blender and blend until smooth. Return the soup to the saucepan, stir in the greens and simmer until they are wilted and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the roasted lorets and cook for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper. Adjust the consistency, as desired, with an additional splash or two of water. 6. Brush the rye bread with the remaining tablespoon of oil and toast on the oven’s middle shelf until golden, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the toasts and return to the oven and bake for another 2 minutes. Ladle the soup into serving bowls and serve each portion with a toast. Per serving: 300 calories; 15g fat; 5mg cholesterol; 770mg sodium; 32g carbohydrate; 6g iber; 6g sugar; 10g protein.


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BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Rubber bridge, North-South vulnerable with a 60-point part score, South deals. NORTH ♠10 9 8 7 4 ♥J 10 6 ♦Q J ♣10 5 2 WEST EAST ♠6 5 ♠J 3 ♥K 8 7 5 ♥Q 9 3 2 ♦A 9 8 2 ♦K 6 5 4 ♣K 9 3 ♣A J 8 SOUTH ♠A K Q 2 ♥A 4 ♦10 7 3 ♣Q 7 6 4 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1NT Pass 2♥* Pass 2♠ All pass *Transfer to spades Opening lead: Five of ♠ South was hoping that his excellent trump support would make this an easy one. Should he close out the rubber by making two spades, he could go home with a small profit. This was a very strong group of players and any profit would be a nice result. The opening spade lead went to the jack and ace. South continued with the king of spades, drawing trumps, and led a low diamond to the board’s jack. East won this with the king and paused to

plan the defense. It looked like the defense had two diamond tricks, so they would need four additional tricks from hearts and clubs to defeat the contract. Dummy’s strong heart fragment looked imposing, so East decided to play on clubs. Nothing would matter much if South held the king of clubs, so East focused on the best play should South have the queen of clubs. A low club would just be ducked by South and dummy’s 10 would protect declarer from losing three clubs, so East shifted brilliantly to the jack of clubs. Perfect! South covered with the queen, losing to West’s king, and West returned the nine. No matter which defender won this trick, a heart shift on the next trick would defeat the contract. Nice defense! Note that, had East shifted to a heart rather than a club, declarer could duck that and have time to set up the 10 of diamonds for a club discard. (12/14/16)

Across 1 Zion National Park’s state 5 Long Island airport site 10 Rapper Snoop ___ 14 Farm female 15 Dixie, with “the” 16 NPR’s “___ a Game” 17 “Cosmos” subj. 18 Classic chocolate syrup brand 19 ___ tide (semimonthly event) 20 “Coach, make sure everyone’s here” [NHL] 23 Subj. for those working the angles? 24 Tom of “Happy Days” 25 “Coach, get ’em to today’s game” [NBA] 30 Nonsense 31 “Me too!”

32 Infield fly rule play 36 Many a Charlton Heston movie 38 Falls into a La-ZBoy, say 40 Cornmeal bread 41 Scout’s job, briefly 43 “Star Wars” droid, informally 45 Halloween accessory 46 “Coach, get those guys a little ice water” [NFL] 49 Belly flop effect 52 Muscle group targeted by Pilates 53 “Coach, nab a few of those curfew violators” [MLB] 58 Movie featuring Ben Affleck as a CIA agent 59 Born yesterday, so to speak 60 “That hurts!”

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If Dec. 14 is your birthday • This year you open up to many new ideas, partially because of an important relationship. YIf you are single, the person you attract now will be a lot diferent by the end of this birthday year. If you are attached, the two of you have an intensity that comes out in conversation. Cancer knows how to get you to feel deeply.

WORD GAME December 14 WORD — ZEALOUSLY (ZEALOUSLY: ZEL-us-lee: With great enthusiasm; fervently.) Average mark 22 words. Time limit 40 minutes. Can you find 34 or more words in ZEALOUSLY? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — PINTAIL pliant pail inapt pain nail paint tail pant tipi pint alit pita anil plain anti plaint lain plait lapin plan lint plant plat RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

63 Walk like a tosspot 64 Two of the heart’s chambers 65 180s 66 Ferber who wrote “Show Boat” 67 Church choir selection 68 Proofreader’s “leave it”

Down 1 Thurman of “Kill Bill” 2 Some exam graders, for short 3 Gallery-frequenting writer 4 “The French Connection” drug 5 Library catalog ID 6 Chimney sweep’s target 7 Passionate desire 8 Persistent desire 9 One of the friends on “Friends” 10 1992 Clinton campaign song 11 Shaq in old RadioShack commercials 12 Angry look 13 Word before moth or cab 21 Popular fleecelined boots 22 “All My Children,” e.g. 23 Literary figure of speech 25 Title in Uncle Remus tales 26 Do one better than

HOROSCOPE • JACQUELINE BIGAR Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Diicult.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Express your preference as far as where you would like to be. Your energy soars and could cause an unforeseen problem. Use your instincts when dealing with a domestic matter. Tonight: Happy at home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★★ Speak your mind, though you could get some lak from a partner, friend or loved one. Touch base with several friends at a distance. Tonight: Make plenty of time for a key person. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★ Resist going on a spending spree. You know how it goes: “One for this person, one for me, one for that person, another one for me.” You could hit a problem before you know it. Tonight: Treat a friend to eggnog and cheer. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★★ Your energy might be focused on someone else right now. In the near future, you’ll want to shift your focus to your own needs and to what must be done. Tonight: Let a close friend know what is on your mind. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★ You will be on top of your game for the next few days. Right now, you need as much rest as possible. Greet some quiet moments as great times to write out cards or do whatever knocks your socks of. Tonight: Lie low. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ You’ll want to be more involved in a group project. You seem to have been holding

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27 Islamic equivalent of kosher 28 Atlanta university 29 In the know about 33 Tailored wear imparting confidence 34 Come together 35 Cribbage or croquet needs 37 “It’s the real thing” brand

39 Old French coin 42 Munch between meals 44 “Free Willy” creature 47 Playful response to a zinger 48 Like occasions of celebration 49 Hair-raising experience 50 Trimmed back

51 Three-star U.S. Army rank: abbr. 54 Muesli morsels 55 Sorvino of “Mighty Aphrodite” 56 “Don’t be ___” (Google motto) 57 Copier paper buy 61 Clamp shape 62 “The buck stops here” presidential inits.

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in your anger for a while. As a result, you easily could be triggered. Tonight: Where the crowds are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★ Be willing to take a stand, but make it OK for someone else to take center stage. You have a lot on your plate, especially with a situation that surrounds a child. Tonight: Till the wee hours. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★★ Keep reaching out for more of what you want. Detach from immediate problems and see if you can handle them with a diferent approach. Try to imagine what it would be like to be the other parties in the situation; you will be more accepting as a result. Tonight: Follow the music.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ You’ll want to relate to others on a one-on-one level more often. Choose your words with care, as people could ind you to be a bit sarcastic. Tonight: Enjoy time with a loved one. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★★ Defer to others for now. You can be iery and possessive at times. Right now, you need to stay centered, no matter what goes on. Your sixth sense could be working overtime. Tonight: Say “yes” to a suggestion. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★ Stay centered on your daily life. You might hear from several friends who care a lot about you. Be careful with your funds, as money could slip right through your hands. Some extra caring as well as some selfdiscipline will make a diference. Tonight: Pace yourself.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Your creativity is likely to come up with many wild scenarios. Ask yourself whether the wilder ones are workable. Flights of fancy are common for you; try some of them out more often. Tonight: A gesture pays of. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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DEAR ABBY

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Alcoholic husband turns vindictive

Dear Let The Cat Out • Whether your husband’s mind is stunted, I can’t say. But what he did was, indeed, vindictive. It was also cruel. As your letter shows, alcoholism is a disease that affects not only the alcoholic, but also the people who are close to them. Whether you can continue liv-

ing this way is for you to decide, but before making up your mind, you would be wise to visit some Al-Anon meetings. To find one near you, visit al-anon.alateen. org or call 1-888-4-ALANON. Dear Abby • I’ve been involved with a younger man for 15 years. “Grant” and I were great friends, but always kept things casual — bars, hotels, sports events. We agreed we would discuss it if we wanted to date other people and allowed each other the freedom to do so over the years, but we would always come back together. This year on my birthday I was shocked to find out through social media that Grant has been in a relationship with another woman the whole time I have known him. In fact, he married her and had a baby with her! He has been lying to me since the day we met. I feel terrible not only for myself, but also for Grant’s wife. My gut reaction was to contact his wife and spill the beans. But after I cooled down, I’m not sure if it makes sense to ruin three more

lives. What would you do in this situation? — BURNT TO A CRISP Dear Burnt • Honestly? I’d move on. Dear Abby • I work in a large medical facility that relies on nurses to attend every shift they are assigned. Last Christmas a nurse I know called in saying her father had died. The thing is, I have known her for years, and her father has been dead as long as I have known her. Would it be snitching to tell my supervisor what I know? — SHORTHANDED IN NEW ENGLAND Dear Shorthanded • Yes, it would. But it wouldn’t be snitching to inform the nurse that lying to get out of work is not only unfair to the rest of you, but also unprofessional. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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Dear Abby • My husband drinks a lot. When he does, his personality changes to the point that I don’t want to be around him. He’s aware of this, but he continues to drink. Recently I caught him sneaking alcohol, so I hid the bottle. When he realized what I had done, he retaliated by letting our cat out after dark, which we don’t do because of the coyotes in our area. (We recently lost a cat to them after dark.) After he did it, “Joe” nonchalantly let me know the cat was outside. He didn’t say why he did it, but I figured it out. I know he’s an alcoholic, but isn’t this evil? It feels evil. Or is it the stunted, vindictive mind of an alcoholic? — LET THE CAT OUT

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Hi, Carolyn • I recently caught my husband, 66, in an emotional and sexting affair with another woman, 53. We have been married 25 years and there has never been the slightest hint of infidelity in our marriage before. I knew pretty quickly that something was going on: He took his cell everywhere, never leaving it unattended for a second, he took walks to the store at night, he rushed me of to bed claiming that he had work to do and needed quiet. Most upsetting was the love he expressed to this figment of his imagination. How can I compete with someone that is always loving, pleasant, hot for sex and never has any chores? I am wondering if this is a fluke born of the ruts of a long-term marriage with its predictable ups and downs, or a clear message that the marriage is over. We have re-connected emotionally and intimately and are rebuilding our

marriage; it seems hopeful. But, I can’t dismiss this nagging feeling that I am lying to myself and our love will never be the same. — Doubtful Answer • Well, your marriage isn’t over, so any message to that efect is far from clear. This may seem like a “duh,” but simple places to start can be useful when things get confusing. Another simple truth to embrace is that your love will, in fact, never be the same. You can’t get new information — on who your husband is, on what is possible — and not change how you feel. That just doesn’t make sense. But it also makes no sense to take the emotional affair as the last new information you’re willing to receive on your husband and marriage. You just learned he’s capable of sneaking around and betraying you, yes, and falling in imagined love. You also

learned, though, that he’s not a smooth operator in the slightest and telegraphs his misbehavior to anyone paying attention. Also among your new information is that his response to being caught was to make an efort to fix the marriage. These all matter, they all tell part of the story of where you are now, and they all change the love between you in their own way, as they should. The way you’re responding to this crisis also is informing and changing his love for you. And while it’s a singularly lousy way to shove a marriage out of its rut, you are in fact out of it now, putting thought into the way you live your lives together. Trust yourself. You’ve managed ups and downs and ruts and this, and you’ll manage whatever comes next. tellme@washpost.com

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THE FAMILY CIRCUS • By Bil Keane

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DR. KEITH ROACH

ZITS • By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Is medical marijuana right for asthmatic? Dear Dr. Roach • I have a friend, age 56, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago and has been taking Aricept, which has helped immensely. Now she has begun taking medical marijuana, supposedly to help her lungs at night from asthma. She takes the Aricept at dinner, then the pot about three hours later, in a capsule. What are the contraindications on the brain of taking this marijuana with Aricept? We are really concerned about this new pot use, but she seems to think it is just fine. — N.H.

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Answer • Although your friend is taking the marijuana in capsule form, most people smoke it. Any lung irritant (marijuana smoking is a very powerful irritant) can worsen asthma or other lung diseases. Marijuana smokers are more likely to have asthma, despite a 40-yearold study that showed marijuana can make asthma better in the short term. In the long term, smoking marijuana is not a good choice for asthmatics. I also found several studies looking at the effect of marijuana (or some of its components) in both prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and the results are mixed. Very low doses of THC (the most active psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) seemed to reduce beta amyloid, a protein that is found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It also reduced brain inflammation. However, this is not strong evidence that marijuana can protect against developing AD, and only large-scale studies could produce a more definitive answer. It is likely that there may be other efects of marijuana, especially at higher doses, that are not helpful. In terms of treatment, one study showed no benefit of medical marijuana at all, while another showed improvement in some symptoms, specifically delusions, aggression and agitation, irritability, apathy, sleep and caregiver distress. I could not find anything to suggest how marijuana might interact with donepezil (Aricept) or similar drugs.

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