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2008-07-24 06:00:42

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 24--At the start of a conference call to discuss Anheuser-Busch Cos.' recent results, W. Randolph Baker, the chief financial officer, needed to get one point on the record: Yes, the St. Louis brewer's board recently agreed to a takeover by Belgian brewer InBev. But "until the transaction closes," Baker reminded analysts on the call, "A-B continues to operate as a public company on a business-as-usual basis." Anheuser-Busch's days as...

2008-07-23 21:00:23

By Robert Patrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 23--The lawyer for a Dardenne Prairie woman accused of using a fake online identity to harass a neighborhood teen who later committed suicide fired off the first detailed challenge to prosecutors' legal theory early today in California. Drew's lawyer, H. Dean Steward, electronically filed three documents in federal court in Los Angeles at about 5:30 a.m. California time (7:30 a.m. St. Louis time), saying that the criminal law being used to...

2008-07-23 15:01:01

By Jeremiah McWilliams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 23--Anheuser-Busch Cos., the biggest U.S. brewer, posted higher second-quarter sales and profits on the strength of increased beer sales and price hikes. The St. Louis-based company's earnings per share rose to $0.95 from $0.88 in the same period a year ago, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.93 cents per share. Anheuser-Busch's net sales rose 4.6 percent to $4.72 billion in the second quarter. Profits rose to $689 million...

2008-07-23 12:00:45

By Mary Jo Feldstein, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 23--Centene Corp., a managed care company based in Clayton, watched its stock price rise more than 17 percent Tuesday after the company's second-quarter profit beat analysts' expectations. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected earnings of 38 cents per share on revenue of $847.3 million, compared to the reported results of 41 cents per share on revenue of $860.1 million. The quarter's results were driven by company-wide...

2008-07-22 06:00:41

By Rachel Melcer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 22--Solutia Inc. says it has seen the light. Sunlight, that is. In the Town and Country-based company's vision, it is streaming down on solar energy modules that are durable and weatherproof because they contain Solutia's proprietary glass-interlayer technology. The company last week said it is selling polyvinyl butyral interlayers, or films, to several companies that make the world's largest thin-film photovoltaic modules, the most...

2008-07-22 06:00:32

By Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 22--By the time he was a junior at St. Louis University High School, Zach Hemenway knew what he wanted to do with his life. "I loved playing the organ, I loved choral music," he said. "And I loved the idea of doing that as a full-time job." Now 24, with a master's degree in organ performance from Yale University, Hemenway is ready to begin a prestigious full-time job. In the fall, Hemenway, of Sunset Hills, will become director of...

2008-07-21 15:00:12

By Denise Hollinshed, Nancy Cambria and Carolyn Tuft, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 21--Friends and family members of Ryan A. Hummert, 22, spent the day showing their respect for a paramedic-firefighter whose life was cut short early today by a gunman who ambushed him and two other police officers. Hummert was a paramedic-firefighter who has spent just 10 months on the job with the Maplewood Fire Department. He is the son of former Maplewood Mayor About noon, friends and loved ones...

2008-07-21 12:00:58

By Elizabethe Holland, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 21--NORMANDY -- A former deputy chief with the Northeast Ambulance and Fire District has filed a complaint alleging that the all-black board and other district managers are racist. Harold Conner, who is white, resigned in June after working 19 years for the district. He was the only white employee among the chief and four other chief officers. In April, Conner's name and photo were used in a flier distributed by the board to bolster...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Elizabethe Holland, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 21--Two area men drowned in separate incidents Saturday, one while fishing on a lake in Callaway County, Mo., and the other while swimming in the Meramec River near Stanton, Mo. In the Callaway County incident, Dale Kolb, 65, of St. Charles, was fishing shortly before noon Saturday with a friend when the aluminum boat they were in capsized, according to the county Sheriff's Department. The two were fishing on a 30-acre lake on Kolb...

2008-07-20 06:00:17

By Blythe Bernhard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 20--Something felt wrong in Leila Sadat's right breast. The Washington University law professor tried to ignore the nagging worry about a hard spot that mammograms did not detect. Doctors thought it was nothing more serious than a blocked milk duct. It couldn't be cancer. Sadat was pregnant. As many as one in 1,000 pregnant women will be diagnosed with cancer. Doctors expect that number to rise as more women delay childbirth into their 30s...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.