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Ryan Adams heading to Peabody Opera House

Jul 22, 2014

Ryan Adams heading to Peabody Opera House: via @STLtoday

Blues choose to pass, not hit — When the Blues and Toronto Maple Leafs swapped defensemen last month, the deal involved two players who had known only one NHL franchise in their careers. Carl Gunnarsson, 27, was drafted by Toronto in the seventh round in 2007. He had played 304 games in the league, all with the Maple Leafs.
Jul 22, 2014

New #stlblues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson believes offseason hip surgery "will improve my game a lot." via @STLtoday

Labor-force dropout rate spells trouble for economy — For a while, the discouraged worker was a big player in this economic recovery. The unemployment rate was falling because a large number of people had given up looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. That's less true now. As job growth has picked up, the number of discouraged workers has shrunk.
Jul 22, 2014

Today's column: Decline in labor force participation is part demographic, part cyclical. And, it's a problem

Barrier between fire and nuclear waste at West Lake Landfill is delayed — Construction on a barrier between an underground fire at the Bridgeton Landfill and radioactive materials in the adjacent West Lake Landfill has been delayed, and federal lawmakers are asking why. "We remain concerned by the lack of a clear timeline for completion of the proposed isolation barrier," reads a recent letter to the Environmental Protection Agency signed by Sens.
Jul 22, 2014

Barrier between fire and nuclear waste at West Lake Landfill is delayed…

Sobotka receives narrow win in arbitration — Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka, who will play the 2014-15 season in Russia, received a one-year arbitration award Monday for $2,725,000. The Blues' best offer on a one-year contract was $2.7 million, but Sobotka, who was requesting $3 million, rejected the proposal and negotiations broke down.
Jul 22, 2014

Sobotka's salary for his next #nhl season is now set; plus #stlblues sign 2nd round pick, two others via @STLtoday

Struggling Anthem College could shut down — A number of signs point to the for-profit company Anthem Education closing two of its three Missouri campuses in Fenton and Maryland Heights over the next two months. But company spokesman Ryan Toohey would not confirm the closings Monday, even while acknowledging the company is in the middle of a serious cash crunch.

St. John man gets 30 days in jail, probation for secretly videotaping woman at his home — ST. JOHN * A St. John man began his sentence this week after admitting he secretly videotaped a woman who lived at his home, where his roofing business is also based. Mark Barnstead, 61, of the 8400 block of Madeline Drive, had pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor counts of invasion of privacy and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation.
Jul 22, 2014

St. John man gets 30 days in jail, probation for secretly videotaping woman at his home: via @STLtoday