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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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A2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH M 1 • TUESDAY • 11.18.2014 The Post-Dispatch is a Lee Enterprises Newspaper and is published daily. USPS: 476-580. Postmaster send address changes to: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 900 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101-1099. Periodical postage paid at St. Louis. Suggested weekly retail prices for home delivery with full digital access are: Monday - Sunday $6.73, Sunday - Friday $6.64, Monday - Saturday $6.26, Monday - Friday $5.41, Thursday - Sunday $5.16, Sat-Sun-Mon only $4.48, Fri-Sat-Sun only $4.48, Sun-Mon only $3.85, Sat-Sun only $3.78, Sunday only $3.10. All prices include applicable sales tax, delivery and premium editions delivered on 6/14/14, 7/12/14, 7/27/14, 8/16/14, 9/13/14, 9/07/14, 11/23/14 11/27/14 and 12/25/14. Subscribers who wish not to receive premium editions or would like to avoid delivery fees (.22 daily and .53 Sunday) by picking up their paper should call our customer care center for more information. 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INSIDE RECORDS BIRTHDAYS Franz Sigel, Union major general 1834 Ken Burkhart, Cardinals pitcher 1916 DEATHS St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 1852 Tom Simon, Missouri Supreme Court clerk 2012 HIGH 78 1976 LOW 14 1932 IN THE NEWS • NOV. 18, 2012 Bridge demolished for renovation A section of the Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River in St. Charles County is detonated to make way for a $63 million renovation project. 250TH ANNIVERSARY SPONSORED BY MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM Visit: FOR MORE ABOUT THIS DAY, VISIT STLTODAY.COM/STL250 A SPONSOR OF STL 250 LOCAL MULTISTATE GAMES POWERBALL Wednesday’s estimated jackpot: $60 million MEGA MILLIONS Tuesday’s estimated jackpot: $35 million MISSOURI LOTTERIES LOTTO Wednesday’s estimated jackpot: $ 2.2 million SHOW ME CASH Monday: 01-5-22-29-37 Tuesday’s estimated jackpot: $155,000 PICK-3 Midday: 572 Evening: 230 PICK-4 Midday : 4263 Evening: 9845 ILLINOIS LOTTERIES LUCKY DAY LOTTO Monday Midday : 03-06-15-21-25 Evening: 16-29-40-42-44 LOTTO Monday : 20-27-28-41-42-49 Extra shot: 24 Estimated jackpot: $9.5 million PICK-3 Monday Midday: 974 FB: 2 Evening: 515 FB: 8 PICK-4 Monday Midday: 2438 FB: 3 Evening: 1045 FB: 6 HIT OR MISS Morning: 02-03-09-11-13-14-15-16-18-19-23-24— 3 Midday: 01-02-03-06-07-10-12-14-16-18-19-21 — 2 Drive Time: 06-08-10-11-12-13-15-16-17-21-23-24 — 1 Evening: 02-03-05-06-08-09-10-13-14-17-19-21 — 5 HOW IT WORKS • For generations, the 100 Neediest Cases campaign has helped thousands of disadvantaged families during the holidays. This year, the program will benefi t 13,127 needy households – selected by social service agencies that work with the United Way. The Post-Dispatch is showcasing 100 cases. But all the families will share the cash donations. CASE 6 Since 2007, homelessness has been a way of life for Ms. D and her two daughters, ages 3 and 8. The family has been in and out of tent encampments and shelters, and has found temporary housing in an extended-stay hotel provided by the city. The 29-year-old single mom is unemployed and su ers from depression. The three survive on food stamps, with no support from the girls’ fathers. Ms. D completed the ninth grade and wants to work toward a GED, but she’s hopeful that her children can get the education that she didn’t. Educational toys, as well as clothes, would be appreciated. CASE 7 Four years ago Ms. S made a promise to her dying friend to raise her boys so they would not end up separated in foster care. Ms. S, already the mom of young children, not only took in the boys, she went on to legally adopt both of them, one of whom is developmentally disabled. But now Ms. S is three months behind on rent, and just steps ahead of having the water turned o to her home. Ms. S is unable to work full time and also care for the 14-year-old teen with special needs and fi ve younger children. She desperately needs help catching up with her bills and assistance to buy food and other necessary items. Her disabled teen needs new eyeglasses. None of the kids have proper beds. Mrs. S is also hoping to give each child a bike as a holiday gift. CASE 8 They have a big family, five children and one on the way. But their low wages, disability allotments and food stamps aren’t enough for anything other than the basics. The family needs dental care, and the child who’s on the way probably will need a bone marrow transplant. The couple have learned that they pass on a genetic disorder that can cause their boy children to need bone marrow transplants. They’ve lost one son to the disorder. Then life happens: The family van has broken down, the power plant in their home is breaking down. Their 11-year-old daughter is autistic and needs special dental care; she must be sedated for treatments. The family needs clothes for adults, teens and elementary school-age sizes, furniture and help fi nd- ing dental care. Profi les by Gabe Hartwig, Nancy Cambria and Harry Jackson Jr. of the Post-Dispatch. NOWHERE IS HOME 100 NEEDIEST CASES: HELPING THOUSANDS TWO WAYS TO GIVE • Donors can adopt any of the cases — not just the 100 profi led at The program supplies donors with a list of a family’s needs. All gifts go directly to the family, through a social worker. • The program also accepts monetary gifts. Every dollar will go directly to a needy family, and every family will receive something. TO HELP Visit Or call 314-421-6060 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. Or mail a check payable to: 100 Neediest Cases P.O. Box 955925 St. Louis, Mo. 63195 THIRD-PLACE ILLUSTRATION BY LINDSEY LUCAS Pattonville High School BY KORAN ADDO 314-340-8305 A prominent South Korean family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Washington University on Monday, claiming the school was lax in dealing with drug crimes, leading to their son’s death. The lawsuit alleges rampant drug use by Washington University students that largely goes unpunished. Yongsang Soh’s body was found outside the Dorchester high-rise apartments on the morning of Oct. 26, 2013. Police initially ruled out foul play, suggesting instead that Soh had fallen from a 23rd-story balcony. The state medical examiner initially listed Soh’s death as a suicide. Last month, however, the state amended his death certifi cate, listing the cause of death as undetermined with the drug LSD potentially playing a signifi cant factor. It’s unclear why the state has changed Soh’s death certifi cate. St. Louis police confi rmed that, although they are not seeking a criminal suspect, they are still actively investigating his death. In laying out their case against Washington University, the family’s lawsuit takes it a step further, saying Soh’s death resulted from “having fallen or been thrown from the 23rd story of the Dorchester.” Soh family attorney Albert Watkins could not be reached for comment Monday evening. Washington University spokeswoman Jill Friedman said the school “strongly refutes the allegations” made in the lawsuit. The Post-Dispatch previously reported on an effort by the family to settle with Washington University for $50 million. The idea behind asking for such a large amount was that Soh was being groomed to run the family’s Papa John’s franchises in South Korea. The university chose not to settle. Monday’s lawsuit doesn’t spell out a specifi c dollar fi gure the Soh family is seeking. The family claims that Soh, 22, was a strong student with a bright future when he fell in with the Phi Chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu, fraternity known as the SAM House. Washington University suspended the fraternity in 1999 for hazing. In 2008, the fraternity was kicked o campus following a criminal drug investigation that resulted in arrests. The Post-Dispatch reported in 2012 that the fraternity was disbanded by its national o ce and suspended by WU after a university investigation revealed various conduct violations. The lawsuit says that the university found evidence “that significant drug possession, drug abuse and distribution” was taking place among members of the fraternity. Soh’s family believes the alleged drug culture directly resulted in Soh’s death. They said he had no previous experience with drugs and would not have known their toxic e ects. The lawsuit says that many of the people he was with the night he died “caused Soh to unwillingly ingest tabs of LSD.” “Despite the SAM House’s signifi cant criminal history and ongoing criminal conduct, the university took no action to” cut ties with those students or refer them to state or federal prosecutors, the lawsuit says. “This enabled the university to preserve and maintain the integrity of the public perception,” the lawsuit says. Friedman, the university spokeswoman, previously told the Post-Dispatch that Washington University takes all drug offenses seriously, including forwarding cases to prosecutors. “We hold our students accountable for their actions,” she said. BY JESSE BOGAN 314-340-8255 ST. LOUIS • Despite an expected low of 10 to 15 degrees overnight, city officials didn’t plan to open an emergency shelter for the homeless. Last winter, which was particularly cold, the shelter was open 51 nights. The previous winter, the shelter opened just 14 times. “Based on our experience of 51 nights last year, it gave us a pretty good feel for when the shelter ought to open,” said Bill Siedho , who heads the city’s human services division. The shelter, which will once again be situated at the 12th and Park Recreation Center, opens when the high of the day doesn’t reach 20 degrees. Siedho said the city planned to raise that standard this winter to 25 degrees. But the starting date for the shelter to open still stands at Dec. 1. There are 25 nights of emergency shelter budgeted at about $1,000 a pop. “If it’s like last winter, then obviously we are going to be scrambling to get the resources to keep the operation going,” Siedho said. Still, volunteers are handing out warm clothing at night. There are other shelters open, including New Life Evangelistic Center downtown. Scott Truett, senior forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Weldon Spring, predicted an overnight low of 10 to 15. Today is supposed to be a bit warmer, with a high near 30. Wednesday is supposed to be in the lower 40s, followed by another drop later in the week. Truett said it was usually in the mid-50s this time of year. But, of course, there are always deviations. On Nov. 17, 1959, the temperature dipped to 6 degrees. Family sues WU for wrongful death Cold isn’t severe enough to open emergency shelter

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