Our Founding Fathers foresaw this event

To the Editor: With all of the local, national and international unrest, and visualizing what is happening, I started thinking about when our Nation was forming and what was going on. I “googled” the Declaration of Independence, and a small part of the second paragraph, recognizable to most, is worth printing here: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their ...

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St. Charles Police Department investigating two robberies

The St. Charles Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred on Sept. 13. It is believed that the suspect is the same for both crimes. On Saturday, Sept. 13 at 2:42 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Petro Mart located at 2240 N. Third Street for a report of robbery that had just occurred. Preliminary investigation revealed that a white male approached the clerk and indicated that he had a knife and demanded money. The suspect threatened to stab the clerk if she did not comply. The clerk was not harmed physically and the suspect got away with an ...

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River City falls to Schaumburg in game two of championship series

  There would be no late-inning magic for the River City Rascals in game 2 of the Frontier League championship series. On Sunday night (Sept. 15), the Rascals fell 6-2 to the Schaumburg (Il.) Boomers at T. R. Hughes Ballpark. A three-run homer off the bat of Schaumburg’s Gerard Hall in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and helped the Boomers square the series at one game each. Hall’s second homer of the playoffs drove home Tony Delmonico and Mark Nelson, who had reached base on Rascals reliever Patrick Crider as those runs gave the Boomers the winning edge. ...

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Port earns medalist honors at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Ellen Port fired a 2-under-par 71 Sunday for a 36-hole total of 2-under 144 to earn stroke-play medalist honors at the 2014 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, held at the 6,109-yard, par-73 Hollywood Golf Club. St. Louis native Port, 52, the two-time defending U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion, bettered four players by nine shots and became the fifth player since 2002 to win medalist by three or more strokes. “This game doesn’t owe you anything, you have to work for everything you get,” said Port, who went back to the basics in practice after missing the cut at this year U.S. Women’s ...

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Crespo leads Rascals past Boomers in championship series opener

  River City second baseman Hector Crespo picked a great time to come through at the plate for the Rascals. Crespo went 2 for 3 at the dish to propel the River City to a 5-1 victory over the Schaumburg Boomers in game one of the Frontier League championship series Saturday night (Sept. 13) at TR Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon, Mo. Crespo singled in the fifth and sixth innings, scored two runs and drove in a run to pace the Rascals attack. Joe Staley went 2 for 4 with a run scored and Curran Redal drove in two runs as ...

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Defending champion Port tied for the qualifying lead after one round at U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Two-time defending champion Ellen Port and Brenda Pictor shared the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur qualifying lead at even-par 73 on Saturday (Sept. 13) at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. The 52-year-old Port has a record four U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles and captained the winning U.S. Curtis Cup team in June. “The last three weeks, I have really worked hard on my game,” Port said in a news conference after her round. “On the range, I probably have hit the ball as well as I have ever hit it. I feel really good with where my game is now.” The ...

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Balanced Westminster takes down MICDS to stay unbeaten

  The beat continues to go on for the Westminster Wildcats. Westminster got solid production from its run and pass offense and another sturdy effort from its defense as the Wildcats stayed unbeaten for the fourth straight week with a 21-7 victory over visiting Metro League rival Mary Institute/Country Day School on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 13). Westminster (4-0, 2-0), the number four rated small school in the area, broke on top in the first quarter using its ground game effectively as running back Steve Webb capped the Wildcats first scoring drive with an 8-yard touchdown run with 5:43 left in ...

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Scales, Lafayette end slide, beat Marquette 31-21

On Friday night (Sept 12) at home, Lafayette battled through rain, cold, and determined archrival Marquette, to find its way into the win column for the first time in 2014. Lafayette senior quarterback Cameron Scales threw for two touchdowns and ran for one and the Lancer defense played lights out as Lafayette ended its three-game season-opening skid with a 31-21 victory over Marquette. “It wasn’t easy but we have played some of the top teams in the area and state and to get a win just good for our confidence going forward,” Scales said. “The rest of it going forward is ...

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Westminster Christian Academy, MICDS meet in Metro League football matchup

Westminster Christian Academy and MICDS have developed a fine high school football rivalry in recent years. The two Metro League schools will square off at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 13) at Westminster. “Westminster have become one of our rivals,” MICDS coach Josh Smith said. “They are in our classification (Class 4) for the postseason. We’ve had some real competitive games with them.” The teams are split 4-4 over the last eight games. Westminster is coming off a 34-14 victory last season. “The last couple of years, they’ve found a way to get us,” Smith said. “They’re a good team. We ...

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Port begins quest for third USGA Senior Women’s Amateur championship

Ellen Port has had custody of the Senior Women’s Amateur Championship trophy for the past two years. The tradition is that the current champion keeps it until the next tournament. It’s been an nice addition to Port’s collection of hardware she has won over the years. Port, 52, of St. Louis, has won consecutive U.S. Senior Women’s Amateurs and will attempt to make it three in row and hang onto the trophy for another year. The 2014 tournament tees off Saturday (Sept. 13) and runs through Sept. 18 at the Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, N.J. However, true to her ...

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