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Letters to the Editor: In defense of evidence

Recent media coverage of the resurgence of measles is shining a light on the anti-scientific threads in our culture, and responses from readers of West Newsmagazine (Letters to the Editor, March 11, 2015) to a letter about climate change are good examples of how scientific topics are completely misunderstood and mischaracterized.

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2015 high school baseball preview

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats enter the 2015 high school baseball season having won four consecutive state championships. The Wildcats won the last two at Class 4 and before that triumphed twice in Class 3 before the program was reclassified. Coach Rich Van Gilst may be starting over this season with two players returning for the Wildcats. Elsewhere, the Metro Catholic Conference again will be a pick ’em as the teams are all talented and tough. CBC has eight position players back along with six pitchers. The Cadets have one of the top pitching staffs in the area. Chaminade has ...

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Health Capsules: Unsafe Sounds

Due to lifestyle factors, more than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Activities that pose a threat include using personal audio devices and attending noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs and sporting events, WHO officials said.

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St. Louis Hall of Fame

The St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame has announced the formation of a new set of junior golf awards to be called “The Jay Randolph Achievement Awards,” to be given annually at a Hall of Fame Enshrinement ceremony beginning with the April 27 event.

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Owner Pat Rawie (left), General Manager Rick Lehman and their team at MasterTech Auto Service recently celebrated 20 years of serving the West County area. MasterTech opened on March 17, 1995, and still occupies its original location at 16109 Manchester Road in the Auto Plus Auto Mall in Ellisville.

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