Morning headlines: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Cardinals lose Game 5 to Texas Rangers
The Ranger's Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski , and the team rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the Cardinals 4-2 last night and take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Solo home runs by Mitch Moreland in the third and Adrian Beltre in the sixth off Chris Carpenter sparked the Texas comeback. Michael Young doubled off loser Octavio Dotel leading off the eighth. Darren Oliver got the win in relief of C.J. Wilson.
Colby Lewis starts Game 6 for the Rangers tomorrow in St. Louis, trying to wrap up their first title. Jaime Garcia starts for the Cardinals.
Insurance company will pay Joplin tornado survivor's medical bills afterall
An insurance company that initially refused to pay the medical bills of a man injured in the Joplin tornado while he tried to save three residents of a group home where he worked has now agreed to pay the claim.
Mark Lindquist was in a coma for nearly two months after being hurt in the May 22 tornado. He had placed three middle-aged men with Down syndrome beneath mattresses, then climbed atop one of the mattresses, to try and protect them. The men died.
Lindquist had medical bills of more than $2.5 million. He didn't have medical insurance and his company's workers' compensation provider denied his claim. But Monday, a day after an Associated Press story, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America contacted Lindquist's sister and agreed to pay.
Final Sea lion shows at existing St. Louis Zoo arena this weekend
Sea lion shows have been a popular attraction at the St. Louis Zoo's PNC Bank Sea Lion Arena for more than 40 years. But a new show site opens next year, and the final shows at the existing arena are this weekend.
The zoo plans to open Sea Lion Sound next summer with a new arena for the shows. The final shows at the current arena are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The new $18 million Sea Lion Sound includes a walk-through underwater tunnel into sea lion habitat, along with an 830-seat amphitheater. An opening date is not set.