The Salem Spring Sports Banquet will be held tonight at 6:30 at the high school cafeteria where athletes from the spring sports will be saluted. This includes tennis, track, golf and baseball.
Scott Spiezio and Adam Kennedy each knocked in two runs in a seventh inning rally, to lead St. Louis over Colorado, 4-1, at Busch Stadium. Jim Edmonds added three hits for the Cardinals, who have two wins in their last three games. St. Louis starter Brad Thompson pitched five strong innings, allowing one run on six hits. Kelvin Jimenez (1-0) picked up the victory after pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. The Cards and Rockies play again this afternoon at noon on KSMO Radio.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter underwent successful surgery on his right elbow Tuesday. Carpenter, who has been on the disabled list for most of this season, underwent arthroscopy of his right elbow with debridement and removal of bone spurs. There were no unexpected findings during the procedure and Carpenter is expected to begin physical therapy later this week. The team has not announced a time table for his return although the doctors initially stated that he could possibly pitch again in August. After making his Opening Night start, the right-hander has not pitched in a game since.
Chad Gaudin pitched eight solid innings as the Oakland Athletics downed the Kansas City Royals, 6-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Gaudin (2-1) was charged with just one run on five hits with a walk and eight strikeouts for the Athletics, who have won three of their last four contests. Eric Chavez went 3-for-5 with a run scored and Nick Swisher drove in two runs in the win. Mark Teahen went 3-for-4 with an RBI while Jorge De La Rosa (3-3) suffered the loss after giving up six runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings of work for the Royals, who have dropped their past four contests. The two teams will face each other again tonight.
NBA Playoff Score:
Phoenix 101, San Antonio 81
(Series tied, 1-1)
Cleveland 102, New Jersey 92
(Cavs lead, 2-0)
Funeral services for Virginia Carney of Steelville, age 87, will be held today at 10:00 at St. Michaels Church in Steelville. Interment will be in the Steelville Cemetery.
Funeral services for Gloria A. Donahoe of Steelville, age 78, will be Thursday morning at 10:00 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery in Gray Summit.
Graveside services for Toney B. Hodges of Eminence, age 86, will be held on Thursday morning at 11:00 at the North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5:00 to 7:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in Salem.
Funeral services for Wilma Craft of St. James, age 83, will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 at the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James. Visitation will be tonight from 6:00 to 8:00. Interment will be in the St. James Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the School Scholarship Fund.
Graveside services for Thelma Dixon of St. James, age 90, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the St. Lucas Cemetery in Sappington. Visitation will be from 10:00 until service time at the gravesite. All arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James.
Funeral services for Eunice Alberta Robnett of West Plains, formerly of Alton, age 90, will be held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Clary Chapel. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00. Graveside services will be in the Dry Fork Cemetery near Salem Friday at 3:00.
A memorial service for Charles R. Cox of Salem, age 67, will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 at the Wilson Mortuary.
A Memorial service for Violet Irene Lampley of Salem, age 85, will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Mortuary.
Funeral services for Robert Earl Bussard of Rolla, age 96, are incomplete at this time. All the arrangements are under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in Rolla.