News Briefs: Lifesaving action honored

The city of Chesterfield has honored Sara Schrefer, who called 911 early in November to report an unusual odor in her Chesterfield Village apartment and the sound of engine running in an enclosed and locked garage below her and other residents’ units.

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Final Salute

Ellisville Police Officers, along with other law enforcement personnel, traveled to New York to pay respects to the two officers killed in the line of duty.

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Editorial: Considering the Rams, rationally

With 2:47 left in the third quarter, Marc Bulger scrambled for a 12-yard touchdown run that put the St. Louis Rams up 34-17 over the Daunte Culpepper and Randy Moss-led Minnesota Vikings. Aeneas Williams added a 90-yard fumble return for a touchdown and Marshall Faulk scampered in for yet another score, but it was really Bulger’s run that ended this contest.

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Global shift

To the Editor: The shift in Israel of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu further to the right is foreboding and most certainly is not in the interest of the United States. This shift engineered by religious conservatives in Israel will lead to some form of apartheid whereby Israel continues to increase its control over the occupied territories, all in violation of Oslo and Camp David accords. These ultra-conservatives view the world through a prism of religious certitude and will force Israel to escalate its repressive measures and thereby tarnish further its global image. Let us compliment former President Jimmy Carter when ...

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Let us go in love

To the Editor: This summer I traveled to another country where I was a minority, and a discussion in that country sparked my thinking about prejudice and racism. After I returned, Ferguson unfolded, and I watched racial lines being drawn. Regardless of my own ethnicity, I realized no one is actually free from deeply-held prejudices or stereotypes. Man has poor vision. Some stop only at the pigmentation of skin, the group affinity, the religious belief, or the tax-revenue level. Others can see deeply beyond skin-deep features, interests and occupations. However, when God chose David as future king, 1 Samuel 16:7 ...

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Another day, another tough opponent for Chaminade in boys basketball

Chaminade coach Frank Bennett knows that a tough schedule will make his Red Devils a better team and prepare them for the postseason. The Red Devils (9-2) scored a 75-59 victory over Vianney in Metro Catholic Conference on Friday night. Chaminade now faces a big challeneg with a game against St. Rita of Chicago at 5:15 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 10) in the Highland (ill.) Optimist Shootout. It’s another quality opponent in a schedule filled with tough teams and challenges. “We play a tough schedule and that’s what we want,” Bennett said. “We need to play against teams that make you ...

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