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2008-07-14 06:00:27

By Jeremiah McWilliams, Jeffrey Tomich and Angela Tablac, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 14--The board of directors of Anheuser-Busch Cos. on Sunday accepted a $52 billion takeover offer from Belgium's InBev, putting a quick end to a monthlong standoff between the companies. The agreement paves the way for a brewing colossus controlling about a quarter of the world's beer market. For St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, the sale will end a run of independence that stretches back to before the...

2008-07-14 06:00:06

By Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 14--NEW YORK -- "The House That Ruth Built," as New York Evening Telegram sportswriter Fred Lieb dubbed Yankee Stadium when it opened in 1923, will play host to its last All-Star Game on Tuesday night. It was widely recognized that the drawing power of home run champion Babe Ruth made that new stadium possible, and the Yankees, once ensconced in their new home after being kicked out of the Polo Grounds by the co-tenant New York Giants, went on in...

2008-07-13 06:00:21

By Jerri Stroud, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 13--If the bear market has done a number on your portfolio, you may be tempted to make a midcourse correction. Most investment professionals say that could be a costly mistake. Bert Schweizer III, principal and senior investment adviser at Buckingham Asset Management in Clayton, says that more damage can be done by trying to react to fears about the market than the market can do on its own. An investment plan that's well thought out...

2008-07-13 06:00:11

By Jo Mannies, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 13--Missouri voters are frightened about the economy, hurting over high gas prices, disillusioned with the war in Iraq and convinced the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Such a pessimistic view of the country is prompting many of them to turn to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama. That's the political picture painted by the latest poll conducted for the Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV (Channel 4) by Research 2000, a...

2008-07-12 12:00:06

By Georgina Gustin, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 12--At least four people who ate at a Mexican restaurant in Jefferson County contracted a rare strain of salmonella that has sickened more than 1,000 people in a prolonged nationwide outbreak. Officials said Friday that investigators from the county, state and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were probing the cases, which are linked to a single restaurant. They would not, however, identify the restaurant, saying it...

2008-07-11 15:00:24

By Virginia Young, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 11--JEFFERSON CITY -- Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan has dismissed a special investigative team's lawsuit that sought copies of Gov. Matt Blunt's e-mails. But the judge left open the possibility that the case could be revived if Attorney General Jay Nixon joins the suit. In an order issued shortly after noon today, Callahan said that the plaintiff, former Highway Patrol Col. Mel Fisher, lacks legal standing to bring the...

2008-07-10 06:00:49

By Blythe Bernhard, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 10--Alicia Keys and Mickey Mouse needed some relief. Luckily, some fledgling pharmacists knew how to make calamine lotion. The Career Explorers Program sponsored by Walgreens and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy lets high school students work as pharmacists for four weeks each summer to learn the basics of the trade -- and fill fake prescriptions for their favorite celebrities. This week, their assignment involved mixing calamine, zinc...

2008-07-10 06:00:49

By Rachel Melcer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 10--If a new local company succeeds, cancer and drug researchers soon may have a novel, inexpensive and extremely precise method for monitoring cell activity. This could speed development of treatments and methods for diagnosing cancer as well as open up new areas of basic medical research. PixelEXX Systems, founded by scientists at Washington University, is developing a prototype imaging device -- and a method for manufacturing it -- in...

2008-07-10 06:00:37

By Tim Logan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 10--Last month, Michael Smith stopped by a house he's rehabbing in the Benton Park West neighborhood of south St. Louis. He found a window broken, and ran inside. Down in the basement, all the copper piping was gone. The only things left were nubs where his pipes went into the wall. Smith's loss is just one example of a growing side effect of rising metals prices and a weak housing market. Copper theft is surging across the St. Louis area,...

2008-07-10 06:00:33

By Ken Leiser, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jul. 10--ST. LOUIS -- Officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport said Wednesday that they were taking a close look at their ambitious, $105 million makeover of airport concourses, in light of forthcoming cuts in American Airlines flights. Airport Director Richard Hrabko told the St. Louis Airport Commission that his staff was looking at the effects of American's shrinking schedule and other uncertainties in the airline industry might have...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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