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2008-01-25 06:00:28

By Kavita Kumar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jan. 25--Thus far, Archbishop Raymond Burke and St. Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus have had their say in the public flap between the two that has placed the university in the crossfire. But the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, SLU's president, has remained relatively silent on the issue. He has not responded to numerous requests from the Post-Dispatch for interviews sent via e-mails, to phone calls and to visits to his office. Some faculty...

2007-12-25 06:00:20

By Blythe Bernhard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dec. 25--For a few families spending Christmas in the cardiac intensive care unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital, the best presents are new hearts and new lungs. Surgeons at the hospital have performed four heart and four lung transplants so far this month. The hospital's organ transplant waiting list holds another 80 children who are hoping for their chance. Olivia Billings, 4, received a heart transplant on Sunday. Her heart, which has...

2007-11-06 12:59:34

ST. LOUIS -- A group of Washington University researchers will head to Antarctica later this month to learn more about the continent's geologic origins. The group will install 10 seismographs that will provide data to help other scientists build better climate change models, Douglas Wiens, a Washington University professor and team leader said. "We have no idea what's beneath the ice," Wiens told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "No one has even taken any rock samples. It's thought that when the...

2007-11-03 15:00:20

By Jeffrey Tomich, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Nov. 3--Faced with rising prices for poles, wire and other equipment as well as higher costs to borrow money, Ameren Corp. wants to raise electric and natural-gas delivery rates in Illinois by $247 million a year. The company's three Illinois utilities -- AmerenIP, Cilco and CIPS -- filed for separate electric and gas rate increases late Friday in Springfield. The Illinois Commerce Commission has 11 months to act on the request, and new rates...

2007-10-17 06:00:34

By William C. Lhotka, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Oct. 17--ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- A college freshman who takes medication for depression and anxiety claims part of her distress stems from emotional abuse by a Lutheran minister in 2004, when she was 15. She testified Tuesday in her damage suit in St. Louis County Circuit Court that for three or four months she felt she was under the emotional control of the Rev. Chris Watson. He was then pastor of the Church of the Resurrection, on Sappington...

2007-10-04 15:00:26

By Christopher Boyce, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Oct. 4--Company will spend about $100 million to purchase and retool the facility in Guadalajara. Bridgeton-based Zoltek Cos. announced Wednesday that it has purchased a plant in Mexico to expand its ability to make carbon fiber in North America. It expects to begin production at the plant by the end of fiscal 2008. Zoltek's carbon fibers largely are used to make high-strength, lightweight composite material for wind turbine blades. The...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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