Mark Memmott http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbuster' Actor And 'Groundhog Day' Director, Dies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/harold-ramis-dies-directed-groundhog-day-was-ghostbuster Harold Ramis, who was in the director's chair for the comedies <em>Groundhog Day</em> and <em>Caddyshack</em> and was one of the stars of the <em>Ghostbuster</em> movies, has died. He was 69.<p>His wife, Erica Mann Ramis, <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-harold-ramis-dead-20140224,0,4983189,full.story" target="_blank">tells the Chicago Tribune</a> that her husband, who lived in Chicago, "was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:17:39 +0000 Mark Memmott 33945 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Harold Ramis, 'Ghostbuster' Actor And 'Groundhog Day' Director, Dies Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/coming-out-has-complicated-players-prospects-nfl-execs-say Michael Sam has been a star defensive end at the University of Missouri. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:30:39 +0000 Mark Memmott 33600 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Coming Out Complicates Player's Prospects, NFL Execs Say Hoops, He Did It Again: Player Has Second 100-Point Game http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hoops-he-did-it-again-player-has-second-100-point-game This year Jack Taylor "only" scored 109.<p>The Grinnell College basketball player, who <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/11/21/165675685/college-basketball-player-sets-record-with-138-points" target="_blank">set an NCAA record a year ago</a> when he scored 138 points in one game, <a href="http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9993353/grinnell-jack-taylor-scores-109-points-24-3-pointers" target="_blank">poured in 109 Sunday night</a> during his team's 173-123 win over Crossroads College of Rochester, Minn.<p>"It was definitely fun," he tells<em> All Things Considered</em> host Ro Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:47:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31539 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hoops, He Did It Again: Player Has Second 100-Point Game After Typhoon Tore Through, People 'Were Left On Their Own' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-typhoon-tore-through-people-were-left-their-own The concrete floors and walls shook, the door of the room almost blew off its hinges and he "said a lot prayers," Filipino TV reporter David Santos says as he remembers what it was like to ride out <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/244773443/typhoon-haiyan-devastates-the-philippines" target="_blank">Typhoon Haiyan</a> inside a small hospital in the Philippines town of Guiuan.<p>Then, when he and other survivors emerged on Friday, the scene was incredible.<p>"It was total chaos," he told <em>All Things Considered</em> host Audie Cornish on Tuesday. Buildings were flattened. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 31379 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After Typhoon Tore Through, People 'Were Left On Their Own' All You Need To Know About The All Tied Up World Series http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/all-you-need-know-about-all-tied-world-series The score Sunday night was:<p><blockquote><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/10/27/241280021/red-sox-beat-cardinals-4-2-to-even-world-series" target="_blank">Boston Red Sox 4; St. Louis Cardinals 2</a>.<p></blockquote><p>Which means the World Series is:<p><blockquote><p>Tied at two games apiece.<p></blockquote><p>The big moment Sunday:<p><blockquote><p>Came in the sixth inning, when Boston outfielder Jonny Gomes hit a three-run homer.<p></blockquote><p>The big mistake:<p><blockquote><p>Came in the ninth inning, when St. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:28:54 +0000 Mark Memmott 30979 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org All You Need To Know About The All Tied Up World Series Will Qatar's World Cup Games Be Played Over Workers' Bodies? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/will-qatars-world-cup-games-be-played-over-workers-bodies These reports this week from <em>The Guardian</em> are stunning:<p>-- <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/26/qatar-world-cup-migrant-workers-dead" target="_blank">Qatar World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead'</a><p>-- <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/25/revealed-qatars-world-cup-slaves" target="_blank">Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves'</a><p>-- <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/27/qatar-failing-forced-labour-un" target="_blank">Qatar failing on forced labour, says UN agency</a><p>The key conclusion from th Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:03:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30228 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Will Qatar's World Cup Games Be Played Over Workers' Bodies? Whale Of A Fine: JPMorgan Chase To Pay $920M In Penalties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whale-fine-jpmorgan-chase-pay-920m-penalties JPMorgan Chase has agreed to acknowledge that it violated federal securities laws and will pay $920 million in penalties assessed by regulators in the U.S. and U.K. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Whale Of A Fine: JPMorgan Chase To Pay $920M In Penalties The Incredible Case Of The Bank Robber Who's Now A Law Clerk http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/incredible-case-bank-robber-whos-now-law-clerk <strong><em>"I had no prior history with the law other than breaking it."</em></strong><p><strong><em>"I thought, 'this kid is a punk.' "</em></strong><p><em>All Things Considered</em> on Thursday catches up with the remarkable story of Shon Hopwood, who has gone from being a 23-year-old bank robber sentenced to spend about a decade in prison to become a 38-year-old father who's soon to be <a href="http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2013/08/shon-hopwoods-unique-career-in-the-law-has-taken-a-dramatic-new-turn-the-onetime-jailhouse-lawyer-who-served-time-in-federal.html" target="_blank">clerking Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:16:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29672 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Incredible Case Of The Bank Robber Who's Now A Law Clerk McCain Says Right Strikes Can Hurt Assad's Capabilities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccain-says-right-strikes-can-hurt-assads-capabilities By "taking out Bashar Assad's delivery capabilities of chemical weapons" the U.S. can make it much harder for the Syrian leader to wage war against his people and perhaps level the fighting field or turn it in favor of Assad's opponents, Republican Sen. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:44:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 29594 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCain Says Right Strikes Can Hurt Assad's Capabilities Kerry Says Assad, A 'Thug And Murderer,' Was Behind Attack http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/coming-kerry-statement-about-crisis-syria The evidence is clear "and compelling" that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons against its own people last week, Secretary of State John Kerry told the American people Friday.<p>The U.S., Kerry said, knows where the rockets carrying the chemicals were fired from — territory controlled by the Assad regime — and when they were launched.<p>His words came as the world waits for what are <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/30/217132270/striking-syria-still-seems-a-question-of-when-not-whether" target="_blank">expected to be U.S. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:10:31 +0000 Mark Memmott 29525 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kerry Says Assad, A 'Thug And Murderer,' Was Behind Attack