Adam Wainwright http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Some fans "nervous," others "feeling positive" about Cardinals' outlook on Opening Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/some-fans-nervous-others-feeling-positive-about-cardinals-outlook-opening-day <p>Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter took the mound earlier today against the San Diego Padres for Opening Day of the Cardinals&#39; season.</p><p>Chris Novak from Maryland Heights is attending his ninth-straight opening day.</p><p>Like many Redbirds fans, Novak says he&#39;s hoping the Cardinals find a way to re-sign their MVP first-baseman Albert Pujols <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/albert-pujols-aiming-most-expensive-contract-baseball">when his contract expires at the end of the season</a>.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 21:52:12 +0000 Adam Allington 850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Some fans "nervous," others "feeling positive" about Cardinals' outlook on Opening Day Morning headlines: Monday, March 28, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-march-28-2011 <p><strong><strong>Plane Carrying Bond and Wainwright Makes Slippery Landing at Lambert</strong></strong></p><p>Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond and Cardinals star pitcher Adam Wainwright were&nbsp;on board&nbsp;a flight that had to make a slippery landing at <a href="http://www.lambert-stlouis.com/"><u><font color="#810081">Lambert Airport </font></u></a>this weekend. The two were among about 140 passengers on a Delta Air Lines jet that slid off the runway while landing in a snowstorm Saturday afternoon.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:29:56 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, March 28, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-feb-25-2011 <ul><li><a href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/mayor/">St. Louis Mayor Francis Sla</a>y calls a new report documenting a plummeting population &quot;absolutely bad news.&quot; <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-2010-us-census-data-released-missouri">News U.S. Census figures released Thursday </a>show that the Gateway City lost nearly 29,000 people over the past decade, a decline of about 8 percent of its population. The reports said the city had a population of a little more than 319,000 in 2010. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:39:09 +0000 Julie Bierach 606 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 Morning Headlines: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-feb-24-2011 <p>Good morning! Here are some of today&#39;s starting headlines:</p><ul><li>Missouri Legislative leaders and Gov. <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Jay Nixon</a> expect to receive population an demographic figures from the <a href="http://www.census.gov/">U.S. Census Bureau</a> today. The data is important for state lawmakers to start developing new congressional districts. Missouri officials already know <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-il-lose-seats-congress-st-louis-districts-suspected-targets-reapportionment">the state will drop from nine to eight congressional districts</a> based upon statewide population figures released in December by the Census Bureau. State lawmakers will develop and approve the new boundaries for Missouri just like any other legislation. The Legislature plans hearing on redistricting in the state Capitol and across the state.</li></ul><ul><li>The <a href="http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=stl">St. Louis Cardinals</a> say pitcher Adam Wainwright could be lost for the season after <a href="http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110223&amp;content_id=16711050&amp;vkey=news_stl&amp;c_id=stl">being sent back to St. Louis for tests on his injured right elbow</a>. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak says &quot;things do not look encouraging&quot; for the runnier-up in Cy Young voting last season.</li></ul><ul><li>Missouri lawmakers are poised to make another run at outlawing some synthetic drugs. Missouri was among more than a dozen states last year that <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1672013/St..Louis.Public.Radio.News/Nixon.signs.K2.ban.into.law">banned a synthetic form of marijuana known as K2</a>, which is a concoction of dried herbs sprayed with chemicals. But before the law even took effect, alternatives were hitting the market that had made slight changes to the synthetic formula and thus got around the new law. Republican Rep. <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=151">Ward Franz</a> of West Plains is sponsoring legislation this year that would add more synthetic <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=4qy&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;defl=en&amp;q=define:Cannabinoids&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=qXxmTdO7E4XPgAe37ITJDQ&amp;sqi=2&amp;ved=0CBYQkAE">cannabinoids</a> to the outlawed list. The bill also would outlaw a synthetic form of cocaine that is being sold as bath salts in some Missouri stores.</li></ul><p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:51:54 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Julie Bierach 600 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011