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Editorial: Too much of a good thing

The number of the day is 15. Feel free to count along at home. One Republican candidate, two Republican candidates, three … Fifteen Republican candidates for United States President. Unlike the Count from Sesame Street, though, we aren’t laughing and we aren’t enjoying counting out more than a dozen candidates. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, former business executive Carly Fiorina, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former New York Governor George Pataki, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, former Texas Governor Rick ...

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Dangerous movement afoot

To the Editor: There is a subtle, insidious and dangerous movement afoot these days. It seeks to replace our constitutionally-protected right to “the free exercise of religion” with a narrower and more restrictive “freedom to worship.” But they are not the same. Not even close. James 1:22 says, “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” He goes on to say: “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” When Christians founded this country’s first ...

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What if …

With every other rational person, I listened with great disappointment about the people murdered in the church in South Carolina.

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Hutchinson rush hour

Motorists looking for an easy break from rush-hour congestion may need to skip over Hutchinson Road in Ellisville.

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Wildwood to use grant funds for benefit of city’s seniors

Wildwood’s City Council, on June 22, approved a resolution that will allow the city’s allocation of $25,500 in 2016 Community Development Block Grant funds, received through St. Louis County, to be combined with similar funding going to the Wildwood Family YMCA and St. Louis Community College-Wildwood and to be used for programs and services that will benefit senior citizens in the city.

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Ballwin rolls past Manchester, Eureka to claim District 10 title game berth

It was a long hot day and night of baseball for Ballwin Senior Legion baseball club but when the dust settled, Post 611 was just one win away from another District 10 tournament championship. “We feel like we’re playing pretty good baseball and that we will be in good shape for the championship game,” Ballwin manager Sean Rogan said. Top-seeded Ballwin (21-4) defeated fourth seeded Eureka 4-3 in the quarterfinal round, and then took down three seed Manchester 10-7 on Saturday in the winners bracket semifinal at Ellisville Athletic Association to advance. As a result, Post 611 moves on to ...

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Marquette’s Thomas ready for second trip to U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Frankie Thomas takes another big step in his golfing career by playing in an international field of 156 golfers in the 68th annual U.S. Junior Amateur for the second time. Thomas will compete in the United States Golf Association’s 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship begins Monday (July 20). It will be held at the 7,366-yard, par-72 Colleton River Plantation Club’s Pete Dye Course. He learned a great deal from playing in the event last year. Thomas failed to make the cut. But that was then. This is now. Thomas will that that knowledge and use it in this tourney. “Last ...

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Thomas Sowell – Is the Civil War Over?

Thomas Sowell

In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer's hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it.

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