Backstoppers http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 1,000 origami cranes up for “adoption” this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/1000-origami-cranes-adoption-weekend <p>Art Hill in Forest Park is the temporary home for 1,000 origami cranes this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p>More than 100 volunteers helped make the cranes, which can be &ldquo;adopted&rdquo; for $10 each at 10 a.m. Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p>The proceeds go to benefit <a href="http://www.stlcraneproject.com/index.php">Backstoppers</a>, a local charity that assists the families of public safety workers who die in the line of duty.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Aug 2012 18:57:56 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4253 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 1,000 origami cranes up for “adoption” this weekend Players battle heat in quest for baseball record http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/players-battle-heat-quest-baseball-record <p><strong>Updated at 8:55 am Thursday: </strong>The players officially broke the record of 48 hours, 9 minutes and 12 seconds around 7:30 this morning. They&#39;ll keep playing until 7 pm to reach 60 hours.</p><p><em>Our original story:</em></p><p>A group of 52 baseball players has taken to the diamond at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O&#39;Fallon, Mo. this Fourth of July in an effort to break the world record for the longest baseball game.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 14:21:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4054 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Players battle heat in quest for baseball record