Adam Wainwright

Cardinals Opening Day
4:52 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Some fans "nervous," others "feeling positive" about Cardinals' outlook on Opening Day

Fans celebrated Opening Day for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis.
(Adam Allington/St. Louis Public Radio)

Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter took the mound earlier today against the San Diego Padres for Opening Day of the Cardinals' season.

Chris Novak from Maryland Heights is attending his ninth-straight opening day.

Like many Redbirds fans, Novak says he's hoping the Cardinals find a way to re-sign their MVP first-baseman Albert Pujols when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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Morning round-up
9:29 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, March 28, 2011

Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill, Flickr Creative Commons User The National Guard)

Plane Carrying Bond and Wainwright Makes Slippery Landing at Lambert

Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond and Cardinals star pitcher Adam Wainwright were on board a flight that had to make a slippery landing at Lambert Airport 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.

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Morning round-up
9:39 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

St. Louis had a population of a little more than 319,000 in 2010 according to the 2010 census. City officials were expecting more. (slprnews)
  • St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay calls a new report documenting a plummeting population "absolutely bad news." News U.S. Census figures released Thursday 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.
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Morning News Round-up
9:51 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011

A 2010 Census outreach event in July of 2010. New Census data will be released today for Missouri. (via Flickr/jennaddenda)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

  • Missouri Legislative leaders and Gov. Jay Nixon expect to receive population an demographic figures from the U.S. Census Bureau today. The data is important for state lawmakers to start developing new congressional districts. Missouri officials already know the state will drop from nine to eight congressional districts 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.
  • Missouri lawmakers are poised to make another run at outlawing some synthetic drugs. Missouri was among more than a dozen states last year that banned a synthetic form of marijuana known as K2, 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. Ward Franz of West Plains is sponsoring legislation this year that would add more synthetic cannabinoids 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.

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