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Injury Bug Always Hits The Cardinals Early, But the Home Opener Is Almost Here

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

Here we go again with the injury bug that hits the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team early every season. They come out and lose the first game and several players go on the DL with injuries the first week.

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Born to be Blue: Is it Chet Baker Horn-player or is it the Heroin?

by Sandra Olmsted

Writer/director Robert Budreau’s Bio-Pic Born to be Blue about the creative life of Chet Baker (Ethan Hawke), a pioneer of West Coast cool-and-quite jazz movement, certainly sends messages that could be misinterpreted by some in the audience. While the story of a great talent being destroyed or hampered by drug addiction is all too commonplace, Budreau’s take on Baker’s struggle with chaos of creative genius complicated by heroin addiction might lead some to see heroin as a tool for creativity. Others will see the destruction that heroin had on Baker’s life and mourn with him in some scene such as when Baker first attempts to play his trumpet after his front teeth were knocked out by angry drug dealers.

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McCluer Boys Track & Field Wins University City-Beck Invitational

By Jim Wieners

McCluer High School Boys Track And Field was victorious April 2 at the University City High School Muhl-Schemmer Stadium, at the intersection of Hanley Road and Balson Avenue.

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Double Baseball Wins For Hazelwood Central, McCluer North, Trinity

By Jim Wieners

Hazelwood Central, McCluer North and Trinity Catholic Baseball teams each had two wins on April 2 but Hazelwood Central won over two teams on the road while McCluer North and Trinity each had home doubleheader sweeps over one opponent each.

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Trinity Girls Soccer Opens With 5-0 Shutout Over McCluer North

By Jim Wieners

Trinity Catholic Girls Soccer began a new era March 23 with a 5-0 shutout over McCluer North at James Eagan Field at Eagan Civic Center, across Waterford Drive from the Ferguson-Florissant School District Administration Building and McCluer North High.

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Should The Coach Go If U.S. Soccer Team Fails To Qualify For World Cup?

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

If you are a soccer fan like I am, you have to be disappointed in the United States National soccer team. I should maybe correct myself and say, are you disappointed in the players, the game or the coaching?

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