The number of preliminary West Nile Virus cases reported by the State Health Department is now up to 37. The Department has announced ten additional preliminary cases. Eight of the cases involve residents of St.Louis City while the other two victims are residents of St. Louis County.
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A settlement has been reached between the players and owners. The richer teams will have to share $258 million dollars with the poorer teams but not immediately. It will be phased in over the next four years. The agreement includes a provision that will prohibit the owners from contracting any teams through 2006, but players cannot challenge any contraction moves in 2007.
A settlement has been reached between the players and owners. The richer teams will have to share $258 million dollars with the poorer teams but not immediately. It will be phased in over the next four years. The agreement includes a provision that will prohibit the owners from contracting any teams through 2006, but players cannot challenge any contraction moves in 2007. The Cardinals will be in action against the cubs this afternoon at 2:20. Jamey Wright makes his Cardinal debut. The Cardinals lost to the Reds yesterday afternoon 7-0. Woody Williams made his return from the disabled list, allowing five runs in four innings. The Redbirds were held to seven hits on the day. The loss, combined Houston’s 5-0 win over San Diego cut St. Louis’s lead in the National League Central to two and a half games. The Cardinals face the Cubs this afternoon at 2:20 at Wrigley. St. Louis’ starting pitcher will be Jamey Wright, who they picked up from the Brewers on Thursday. In return, the Cardinals will send a minor league outfielder and a player to be named later. Wright is 5-13 this season. They’ve also sent starting pitcher Jason Simontacchi down to Triple-A Memphis.
The Rams and Chiefs will meet tonight in Kansas City for the Governor’s Cup as both teams put the wraps on the pre-season. St. Louis enters the match up with and 0-3 mark in exhibition play, Kansas City is 2-1. Mike Martz still isn’t expected t play his starters too much. Neither is Dick Vermeil. On Wednesday Kansas City got good news when first round pick, Ryan Sims agreed to a contract. But Vermeil isn’t necessarily happy. He told the Kansas City Star that Sims is 14 pounds overweight and not in playing condition. Sims won’t play in the game tonight and isn’t expected to be back on the field anytime soon. Tonight’s contest will be the fifth pre-season meeting between the two teams. The Rams are 4-0. In the regular season, Kansas City topped the St. Louis 54-34 in 2000. The two teams will meet again at Arrowhead on December 8th.
The SMS Bears were 26-14 winners over Division II East Central University last night. The game certainly brought some frustration to the SMS faithful. The Bears blew a 13-0 first quarter lead. But they drove 64 yards late in the fourth quarter, scoring on Steve Ennis’ 2-yards touchdown run to take the lead with 1:20 to go. Moments later, Daryl Robinson intercepted a pass and ran 43 yards for another score to put it away. It was SMS’ first win in a season opener since 1993.
It took double overtime, but Southeast Missouri State topped Arkansas-Monticello 42-41 in double overtime. Corey Kinsey rushed for 180 yards on 21 carries for the Indians. Keiki Misipeka’s 25-yard run in overtime proved to be the game winner for SEMO, who went 4-7 in 2001. Southeast scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to come win the season opener.
Two teams in the MIAA were in action on Thursday night. Missouri Western came away with a 31-30 overtime win against Winona St. Facing fourth and 10 from the 25 in overtime, Griffon quarterback Michael Cooper launched a pass into the end zone. It was tipped by Adam Zeisel and caught by Darwin Pitts. The extra point sealed the win. Southwest Baptist wasn’t so lucky. They lost to Tennessee-Martin 19-18.
The tentative agreement reached between Major League Baseball’s players and owners ends the threat of a strike in the final month of the season and gets the approval of the Missouri business community. Dan Mehan, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce applauds the deal, saying a strike would have had a very negative impact on the tourism, restaurant, and hotel industries in the state – particularly in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Mehan says the state needs all the economic activity it can get at this time and the agreement will help keep dollars flowing in.
The loser is still the loser in a southeast Missouri primary election race for State Representative. Scott Lipke of Jackson has picked up one vote in a hand recount of1,600 punch cards. That makes his winning margin 25 votes. Lipke is confirmed as the opponent of Democrat Chuck Miller of Cape Girardeau County in a race for a House set in November.
A St. Louis policeman has been killed and his partner has been seriously injured when their car crashed and burned during a chase. Officer Michael Barwick is dead. His partner, Jenna Christian, is hospitalized. The car they were chasing got away. Other officers say Barwick and Christian’s car was sideswiped by a van at an intersection. The driver of the van was seriously hurt. Two other officers were hurt as they pulled Barwick and Christian from their burning car.