St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 2, 1994

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16 Log Dwellings Draw Visitors to Illinois Area
Sixteen log dwellings, each someone's former home, make up Ingram's Log Cabin Village near Kinmundy, Ill., just off Interstate 57 about 12 miles north of Salem.Nestled in the woods, the cabins and their surroundings might convince visitors they had been...
17-YEAR-OLD `DID SOMETHING STUPID,' NOW DREAMS OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN Series: Juvenile Injustice Sidebar Story
Randy Horton spent his 17th birthday in the company of murderers, rapists, drug dealers and robbers.Horton, of St. Joseph, is serving a 15-year sentence at the state prison in Pacific for stabbing another youth during a fight in December 1992. He arrived...
A Conversation with Nixon
In one of our long talks last year, Richard Nixon said, "Guns are an abomination." And he added, "You can use that now."Which I did in a column. The "now" referred to an agreement between my old boss and me: Some of what he said was for immediate quotation,...
Activists Plan a `No-Diet Day' Big and Healthy Aren't Mutually Exclusive, Say Some Obese People
A FEW years ago, Marsha Alexander stopped dieting, joining thousands of large people across the country in a growing anti-diet movement. They are men and women, children and teens who say that how you feel is more important than what you weigh.On Thursday,...
A Forgiving People Honor Nixon
Richard Nixon and I shared a hymn book at Martin Luther King's funeral in Atlanta in April 1968 - various entourages got folded into each other in the small space of the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Four years later, I was on his enemies list.Those were...
After 58 Years, Devoted Pals through Pen Meet in Person
Yetta Celia Koppel of University City says sheer determination allowed her to meet a pen pal in Australia after they had exchanged letters for 58 years."We always wrote each other, `My dear friend, I hope someday we will meet,' " Koppel said.Koppel,...
After Ewing Is Tossed, Oakley Rescues Knicks
Patrick Ewing, considered New York's indispensable player, was gone before halftime. Enter Charles Oakley, whose inspired performance put the Knicks on the verge of a first-round playoff sweep.Oakley grabbed 24 rebounds and scored 14 of his 25 points...
Anc Partygoers Ready to Pop Corks a Few Days Early
Huge portraits of Nelson Mandela beamed down on hundreds of revelers Sunday night as the African National Congress celebrated victory - even before the count was final in the national elections.The Carlton Hotel ballroom was bedecked in balloons and...
Anc Trying to Embrace Opposition Mandela Consolidates Lead
The African National Congress reached out to opposition parties Sunday, suggesting that pro-apartheid whites and Zulu nationalists could take part in the nation's first black-led government.Early results from the country's first democratic election showed...
Annexation Preferred to New City
Residents of Rambling Oaks have asked Sunset Hills to annex their subdivision so they can avoid becoming part of the proposal for a new municipality known as Concord-Sappington.Residents of the subdivision told the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen last...
A Tough Lieutenant with a Fancy Name
TWO WORDS: Why "Fancy"?How the heck did Lt. Arthur Fancy, the righteous, tough and - while we're at it - hunky top cop in the "NYPD Blue" precinct house, get tagged with that unlikely name?"I don't know," replies James McDaniel, his grin in marked contrast...
Bentsen Defends Clinton Gun Bill but the President Doesn't Understand Firearms, NRA Leader Says
Without the president's proposal to ban assault weapons, ducks are better protected than people, Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said Sunday. But the head of the National Rifle Association said President Bill Clinton does not understand guns.The NRA's...
Bitten by the Bug: Good Behavior Earns Pupils Rewards
Many of us would just as soon squish a bug as look at it.But pupils at Chaney School in Richmond Heights collect bugs just as they would hoard skeeball tickets at a fun fair. The more they have, the bigger their reward.For example, fourth-grader Diane...
Blowhard Will Have to Eat His Hat
Dear Readers: Remember the Texan who wrote about his friend, the "champ at one-upsmanship"? The friend said that during World War II, he was on an aircraft carrier and the waves were so high they washed down the flight deck.The unconvinced Texan said,...
Brazil's Senna Dies after Wreck Three-Time World Champion, 34, Warned of Formula One Dangers
Unhappy with new rules on the Grand Prix circuit, Brazil's Ayrton Senna made an eerie forecast of what to expect this year on the track."It's going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I'll risk saying we'll be lucky if something really serious...
Briefs
WorldYEMENSouth Threatens To Declare War On NorthSouthern officials in Yemen claimed Sunday that northern soldiers were besieging remnants of a routed southern brigade near the capital Sana`a. The south threatened to declare war.The north said 79 people...
Bulls Gang Up on Cavs' Price a Second Time
The Chicago Bulls are ganging up on the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers and their best remaining offensive weapon - Mark Price.Rotating in fresh players and sending defenders from all angles, Chicago once again shut down the sharpshooting point guard...
Bundles of Joy
STEPHANIE HORNE hopes her sons turn the tables on Mother's Day.She has been making care packages and gift baskets for her two sons since they were born. This year, she'd like them to give her a basket."Since Mother's Day is in the spring and the weather...
By Apology, Appeals Court 'Fesses Up for Rude IRS
According to a former Internal Revenue Service commissioner, some employees "need more training on how to be courteous."Would it were that simple.Unfortunately, the problem is worse; the top brass want their staffers to take no prisoners and, like that...
Cards Pull Astros Down to Earth Murphy's Big K Saves 6-5 Victory
Steve Finley is human after all.Rob Murphy proved it by fanning Houston's phenom for the final out as the Cardinals proved that they can win in the Astrodome, hanging on to a 6-5 victory Sunday.The Cardinals, who salvaged a win after losing the first...
City Place Bar & Grill Adds Something to City's Heart
Although far too many cities have become decentralized in recent years, with people and businesses moving to the suburbs, exurbs and burb-burbs, a city's heart remains its downtown.I find something exhilarating about the individualism of city streets....
Clayton Road Residents Worry about Microbrewery Plan, Smell
Residents turned up their noses at the idea of a microbrewery on Clayton Road, saying that the smell is inappropriate near a residential area.But owners of the proposed Custom Brew House told the Clayton Board of Aldermen and residents that the city...
Colonel Sanders and His Fried Chicken Got a Leg Up in Seattle
IN THE EARLY 1940s, Walter Clark hired a short-order cook from Kentucky to work at his Salad Bowl restaurant in Seattle.The other cooks quickly figured out their jobs had suddenly become complicated. During the peak hours they had to do the Possom Trot...
Companies Seek to Buy Mansion in Washington Group Seeks to Boost State's Image, Visibility
Seeking to raise Illinois' profile in Washington, several Illinois companies are leading a $1.5 million bid to buy a historic mansion only blocks from the Capitol to promote the state's interests.Organizers hope to follow the example of a group of Florida...
Complex Tops City List of Endangered Historic Sites
Neighborhood Gardens Apartments just north of downtown has replaced Al Smith's restaurant on the roster of St. Louis' most endangered historic sites.A neighborhood group is already working on a plan to save the complex - the city's first low-income housing,...
Construction of Firehouse on Ellerman Road Set
Construction of a fire station on Ellerman Road in Lake Saint Louis will begin sometime next month - almost two years after a controversy arose over another site that had been planned for the new station.The Lake Saint Louis Planning and Zoning Commission...
Copters' Trips Cost a Bundle Paper Says Flights Cost U.S. at Least $238,000
Top military brass took 238 helicopter trips between the Pentagon and Andrews Air Force Base in 1993 at a cost of about $1,000 to $3,000 per flight, The Washington Post reported Sunday.The Post's review of records showed the flights cost taxpayers between...
Cuba Says Cigars Are Coming Back
Cuba's acclaimed Havana cigar industry will emerge next year from a deep slump that followed the end of aid and trade ties with the former Soviet Union, the chairman of state tobacco company Cubatabaco said.Francisco Padron said a shortage of hard currency...
Curmudgeon's Doggerel Worse Than His Bite
Have you ever tried to actually read all your mail? The other day, stuck waiting for someone, I found myself with only a stack of old mail for diversion.Much of it was the sort of stuff I normally toss out unopened, so I had forgotten the twisted creativity...
Derby Fever as Last Hits Whittingham
That old fox Charlie Whittingham, a Hall of Fame trainer, already has taken a step toward the Preakness Stakes while he's still getting ready for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, the first race in the Triple Crown series.Whittingham, 81, on Saturday won the...
Design Plans for Campus Expansion Adjusted, Pacts Approved
Trustees of St. Charles County Community College have approved contracts for work on the early stages of campus expansion and also adjusted design plans.The campus expansion will add two classroom buildings and a theater and could extend a circular drive,...
Dispute over Coalition Diplomacy Echoes Debate of the 1940s
Much of what critics say of the administration's handling of the Gorazde matter, and of its Bosnian policy generally, is right. More of what they say, and far the more important part, is dangerously wrong.Begin with what's right. There was once a "War...
District Seeks U.S. Funding to Add Teachers, Aides, Clerks
The Riverview Gardens School District will be applying for federal money to improve student achievement at Lewis and Clark Elementary School.The school, 10242 Prince Drive, has the lowest test scores in the district.The funds would come through the Chapter...
District to Hire Health Education Expert $20,000 from Cafeteria Budget Will Allow Pilot Program to Continue
Citing the importance of health and nutrition education, the Pattonville School Board has decided to pay for a new health education specialist and continue a pilot program that began this year with a grant from the Missouri Department of Health.A nutrition...
Duchesne Sophomore Wins Gac Golf Title
Tom Vogt never gave much thought to winning the Gateway Athletic Conference golf championship. He just did it."I knew that if I thought too much about it, I'd get nervous," said Vogt, a sophomore from Duchesne High. "My focus that day went from shot...
Earnhardt's Charge Wins at Talladega
Dale Earnhardt won a typical Talladega cavalry charge finish Sunday, barely holding off Ernie Irvan to take the Winston Select 500.It was a wild race, punctuated by two multicar crashes, some bizarre racing maneuvers and big packs of competitors running...
Earth Day Crowd Fights Wet Weekend Soggy Celebration Offers Wide Range of Appeals
Barb Jones held a mounted, lacquered piranha up to her face, greeting the fish's jagged teeth and ferocious eyes with a smile."Believe me, I didn't come over here to buy a piranha," said Jones, 46, standing in front of the Rainforest Co. booth during...
Easy Coffee Cake a Treat for Mom
HERE'S A HINT for Mother's Day morning: This cake is easy and delicious (or so our readers report) and would make a great surprise for breakfast in bed.Now, here's another hint: Mother will be even more surprised if you clean up the kitchen when the...
Easy Skillet Tortillas Are a Sizzler - in Record Time
INSTEAD of waiting for stuffed tortillas to heat through in your oven, let them sizzle in your skillet in a third of the time.Just as speedy is the prep time, made fast by convenient canned ingredients.Top this easy one-dish meal with a generous sprinkling...
Falling Stocks Take Away `Free' Money for Acquisitions
The corporate takeover business, which was moving at a high-speed pace earlier this year, has hit some turbulence. And that may force investors who like to speculate in these types of deals to wait until later in the year for action.Sources who put together...
Fancy Techniques No Aid to Africans Report: Simple Methods Best for Farmers
INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL experts are turning to some of the world's poorest farmers to help save Africa's disappearing soil.Simple methods such as digging planting pits, lining fields with stones, terracing and composting are proving more successful...
Feline Bob's Winning Style Has Catapulted Him to Fame
Behold Bob the cat: feline celebrity, Carlinville ambassador and just generally a cat about town.Bob is famous. He has been featured in Cats Magazine, a sort of feline version of People. T-shirts are sold in his name.Bob is beloved. Elderly ladies cuddle...
Financial Services Making Pitches to Women Customers
In eras past, women were ignored by financial pros who focused their sales pitches on the men of the house.But a newly aware investment community has discovered women control substantial amounts of wealth, and women investors are being targeted with...
Former British Rocker Finds a Home Here in the Music Business
After two decades on the road, British rocker Ken Hensley has found a home at St. Louis Music Inc.Hensley is a founder of Uriah Heep, a hard-driving, heavy-metal group born in London in the late 1960s. Now he is corporate director of artistic relations...
Free Speech Has Its Price
Students and administrators at the University of Miami have learned an important and expensive lesson - free speech can be costly. Because the university's student newspaper exercised its freedom to print an advertisement questioning whether the Holocaust...
Friends Help Vashon Salute Job Well Done
It was a proud day for Vashon High School, the city of St. Louis, and anyone who takes pride in family, hard work and success.On Sunday, coach Floyd Irons and the Vashon Wolverines celebrated their 1994 Class 4A state basketball championship during a...
Gambling Decision Follows Support Commission Gives Preliminary Approval to Riverfront Station, 3 Other Groups
The news that the Missouri Gaming Commission has found St. Charles Riverfront Station a suitable company to operate a casino did not surprise St. Charles city officials and community leaders.At least that's the impression community leaders tried to convey...
Getting into the Proper Form on a Beneficiary Deed
Q. My daughter found a form of beneficiary deed at a stationery store. She says we should just fill in the deed and use that to avoid probate for my house after I pass away. But she doesn't know how to use the deed. I'm worried that we won't do the form...
Golf Helps Keep Fund Raising Up to Par Links Better Than Dinner, Candidates Say
If you're running for office and hate the thought of raising money, consider taking up golf.Golf tournaments are proliferating as the fund-raiser of choice in the state capital. Politicians say contributors prefer a day in the sunshine to cocktail parties...
Government Squeeze on Rifles Worries Ex-Marine
A guy I know likes to relax with a rifle in his hands. Whenever he can, he motors out to the Missouri Conservation Department's firing range in St. Charles County.These days, he's trying to squeeze in as many trips as he can. That's because he frets...
Greenhouses Add Living Color to City Classrooms
From now until June 10, the St. Louis Public Schools' greenhouses will be dispatching plants as fast as you can say "biology class" or "graduation."The facility grows and propagates plants throughout the year for study in science classes, decorations...
Guns, Crime and Public Housing
The Clinton administration has floated a trial balloon to test public sentiment about banning guns in public housing. Though the administration's intentions are good, this idea probably should be shot down when it is raised Wednesday in Washington.Housing...
Hail to the Soyburger White House Chef Shows Move from Fat City to Lean
TONGUES wagged in Epicuria when Walter Scheib was chosen as the new White House chef. After all, Scheib has not only cooked in health spas, he has also spoken enthusiastically about working with a physician to create low-fat dishes for the White House...
Hand It to Mother on Her Special Day
EVERY MOM wants a hand for Mother's Day, right?These cookie hands are especially sweet. (And what child could resist nibbling on his or her own fingers?)Children should have adult supervision when preparing the recipe, which is from the National Dairy...
Helpful Workshop Employees Need Work
WHEN THE RISING Mississippi River threatened to swamp Valmeyer last summer, Oscar Fehrenz volunteered his help to stave off the flood.So did about 50 other mentally disabled men and women of Monroe County. Working together, they produced 40,000 sandbags...
Hope Survives in the Minds of Today's Students
EVERY DAY brings a new story of the failures of American children and the public schools that teach them.Guns in the classroom. A breakdown of the family. The failure to teach basics. Low test scores. Poor academic performance.The list goes on and on.Yet,...
Industry Hacks at Indochina's Forests Conservation Movement Making Small Gains
IN THE HILLS and jungles of Indochina, where men hunted one another for a generation, they are now felling the trees for quick profit and killing some of the world's rarest animals.Conservationists agree that the push for economic development and foreign...
`Infrastructure 2000' Panel Presents Findings to Council
A group of Maryland Heights residents and business leaders spent a year counting sidewalk cracks, measuring curbing and rating all the things that need to be done to modernize the city's infrastructure by the year 2000.Last Wednesday, members of the...
In Tune: Kindergarten Links Imagination with Nature, Workaday World
The 10 kindergartners at Shining Rivers School were hunting for persimmons in the woods, where young Thomas Wessling also found a large turtle.Shining Rivers is a Waldorf-method kindergarten for children ages 3 1/2 through 6; it opened in September after...
IRS Sues Antoine over Defunct Hospital's Payroll Taxes
Harold Antoine Sr. has been slapped with a federal tax lien for $583,380.Antoine is the executive director of the federally funded Human Development Corp., the city's main anti-poverty agency. He is also majority owner of Climate Engineering Corp., a...
Israel and PLO Ready to Meet Accord Deadline
Israeli and PLO delegates opened their expected final round of talks on Palestinian autonomy Sunday, with both sides expressing confidence they would meet a Wednesday deadline.In Jerusalem, the Israeli Cabinet gave its approval for signing the agreement...
It Can Pay to Scrutinize Your Fund's Expense Record
If you invest in mutual funds, you probably know the net return you're getting from the fund. Monthly or quarterly statements show you the account balance, so you can figure how the value of the holdings has changed.But chances also are good that you...
It's Casey Bar the Door as Bruins Edge Devils
Shades of Dominik Hasek. Except this time, the guy between the pipes denying the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League playoffs was Jon Casey of the Boston Bruins.The sometimes-overlooked Casey stopped 34 shots and got a lot of help from his...
Jane Cannon: Recipes Worth Reading
Jane Cannon is modest about her reputation as a cook par excellence. According to Cannon, a good cook is nothing more than a food-loving reader who is curious enough to collect recipes and brave enough to experiment.Cannon is the alumni and hospitality...
Keeping Posted
TELECOMMUNICATIONSSW Bell Extends Cellular RatesSouthwestern Bell Mobile Systems is extending local airtime rates to St. Louis cellular customers who travel in regions surrounding Kansas City and Springfield, Ill.The St. Louis home-calling area extends...
Landmark Conclusion: Al Smith's Will Be Brought `Back to 1915'
The walls of the banquet room at the former Al Smith's restaurant are gleaming with fresh plaster - one of the first noticeable effects of renovation that began last month on the landmark building in the Dutchtown South neighborhood.Formerly one of St....
Leaf Uses Rolla Energy Program
The makers of Switzer's licorice are savoring a cut in energy costs thanks to a service provided by the University of Missouri at Rolla.Leaf Inc. makes Switzer's and other candies at 1600 North Broadway. About 250 people work in the 250,000-square-foot...
Lentils Are Hearty Meat Substitute
THIS MEATLESS mixture cooks up into hearty burgers, which you can pile high with tomatoes, sauteed onions and peppers and condiments.But don't stop at burgers, says the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council, which provided the recipe. To use the lentil mix...
Lesson from Raffle of House: Taking Chances Can Mean Losing
Bob Hewitt admitted from the start that his plan to raffle off a house to benefit the Godfrey Khoury League was pretty ambitious. "But if you don't try, you don't know," he said in defeat.He and fellow volunteers are preparing to write refund checks...
Lions Scholarships Benefit 3 Students in Special District
Jessica Nieva aspires to be a dentist.Stacey Hirsh hopes to be a teacher.Christopher DeBoe wants to be a nurse.All three are students of the Special School District of St. Louis County.They got boosts along the road to their goals last week when they...
Lubeley's Bakery Makes Coffin Cakes for Living
One of the first things people notice when they walk into Lubeley's Bakery & Deli is a big display of birthday candles - and the top row is all black candles."Yea, we do a lot of coffin cakes," said co-owner Bob Lubeley. "They are for 30th and 40th...
Mabry Makes Most of Opportunity
For a guy who is not supposed to be here, outfielder John Mabry looks awfully comfortable.He joined the Cardinals after Mark Whiten went on the disabled list because of a rib-cage injury. Mabry has yet to play more than a handful of games at the Class...
Mayoral Questions Plague Ladd, Ill
Folks at Gabby's tavern don't want to talk about it. The furniture shop owner won't touch the question. And the owner of Joe's Pizza just shakes his head when asked and pushes a visitor out the door.The question: Who is the true mayor of Ladd?Is it Harry...
Measure Aimed at Gun Sales Municipal League to Urge Legislative Action on Bill
St. Louis County and its municipalities would be able to enact and enforce laws controlling, licensing and restricting gun sales under a measure endorsed last week by the St. Louis County Municipal league.The group will urge the Missouri Legislature...
Metro East's Vadalabene Dead at 79 `Sen. Sam' Was State's Longest-Serving Official
State Sen. Sam Vadalabene, D-Edwardsville, known as "Senator Sam" to a generation of Illinoisans, died Sunday at age 79. He was Illinois' longest-serving legislator.Sen. Vadalabene, who had a history of diabetes and heart problems, died at 1:30 a.m....
Monday Memo
Those aggies are at it again.This time, they're putting clouds in our O.J.But why in the heck does sparkling orange juice need clouds?"Cloud scatters light and creates a natural haze," said JEROME KLAVONS, a DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE chemist involved...
Monthly Notes Keep Tabs on Progress
A month-by-month record is good insurance against gardening mistakes. It needn't be elaborate. But keep records - a notebook works fine - that show what you did and when.Then compare this with the results and adjust if needed.Chronicle the triumphs,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Forget the National League MVP award. Small potatoes. Atlanta Braves outfielder DAVID JUSTICE has made People magazine's "most beautiful" list.When his wife, actress HALLE BERRY, made the list last year, she talked about her 6-foot-3, 200-pound husband....
`Neutral Space' Gives Voting Rights to All
Nicetown, Fishtown, Germantown. These are neighborhoods in Philadelphia, where I now live. Names from a distant century, they barely capture the checkerboard city Philadelphia has become. The City of Brotherly Love now ranks in the top 10 of the country's...
New Copper Dome Set for Courthouse
New copper soon will adorn the dome of the historic St. Charles County Courthouse. And the copper will look like copper - at least for awhile.The copper panels that now envelop the building's cupola turned green long ago. The new plates - reddish-brown...
Nhl Playoff Matchups
WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSDALLAS STARS (42-29-13) VS. VANCOUVER CANUCKS (41-40-3)Season Series: Dallas 3-1 (1-1 in Dallas, 2-0 in Vancouver).Upside: Mike Modano talked a big game and backed it up in the Stars' first-round sweep of the Blues. He...
No Contest for Grilled Chops
RECIPE FOR a winning dinner: Take a pork chop, season it well and put it on the grill.This simple yet sophisticated variation of the above won Kurt Wait of Redwood City, Calif., the $1,500 grand prize in a recent contest sponsored by the National Pork...
`No-Load Investment Guru' Shares Best Mutual Fund Picks
Q. What are the three best mutual funds?G.V., ManchesterA. I'd give you my opinion, but it's probably wrong. So I'll let Bill Donoghue do the picking.If you're a mutual fund investor, the current fender-bender in the stock and bond markets may have you...
Notebook
Fewer Doctors Are Smoking</P><P>Doctors and nurses are apparently taking their own advice and quitting smoking in droves, a study of health-care professionals has found.</P><P>The declining percentages of health-care workers...
Obituary
Margaret McDaniel</P><P>Margaret M. McDaniel, 94, of St. Charles, died Thursday (April 28, 1994) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. McDaniel was a former clerical worker at Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Chicago....
Officials Seek OK from FEMA to Raise Levees
St. Charles County officials want federal approval to raise levees, particularly along the Missouri River.Gary O. Schuchardt, director of the county's Emergency Management Agency, and County Executive Eugene C. Schwendemann sent a letter dated April...
Officials Study Cuts, Tax Vote
Webster Groves School District officials are looking at ways to trim the proposed 1994-95 budget if voters do not approve the five tax increases and bond proposals on the June 7 ballot.School Board members held a budget workshop last week to discuss...
One Notable Achievement St. Louis Music Uses Art, Science to Create a Niche in Rough Business
Jerry Garcia counts on an obscure St. Louis company to help him make music.So does MegaDeath. And Yngwie Malmsteen. And David Crosby. And Michael Anthony of Van Halen. And many other musicians and musical groups - both the famous and the not-so-famous.The...
On the Menu: Mom's Favorites
`M' IS FOR the many moms who might have had their Mother's Day surprises ruined because their offspring thought enough of them to enter our Mother's Day Recipe Contest last month.Oh, sure, we could easily keep all those plans a secret. Then the only...
Opposition to Development of School Property Minimal, Record Shows
Despite recent concerns Brentwood residents have voiced about the proposed development of the Frazier School property, one resident says the number of public comments on record doesn't indicate significant opposition to the plan.Resident Steve Perron...
Options to Will Open to Surviviors
For monetary or tax reasons, a surviving spouse may elect not to receive the benefits set out in the dead spouse's will.Other times a survivor feels that she has not been left all that is "due" and so will waive the will's provisions and take her statutory...
Panel Gives Findings to Council
A group of Maryland Heights residents and business leaders spent a year counting sidewalk cracks, measuring curbing and rating all the things that need to be done to modernize the city's infrastructure by the year 2000.Last Wednesday, members of the...
Panel, Residents Discuss Plan for Craig Forest Development
A subcommittee of the Kirkwood Planning Commission discussed the proposed Craig Forest development plan with nearby residents last week, but did not say it agreed with the residents' strong opposition.Tom Wolfner of the Pentrex Corp. is seeking approval...
Passion for Music Drives Founder
The first things you notice in Bernard Kornblum's cluttered office are the violins.They are everywhere.Two lie on the desk amid mounds of paperwork and catalogs. Another half-dozen are propped up on an old couch. Several more sit on a credenza near the...
People
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has added some Hollywood glitter to its musical roster by hiring composer MARVIN HAMLISCH.Hamlisch, who composed "The Way We Were" and music to more than 40 other movies, signed a two-year contract to serve as the group's...
`PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH' BILLS AIM AT REPEAT OFFENDERS Series: Juvenile Injustice Second of Three Parts
Seventeen-year-old Kevin G., tall, muscular and handsome, listened impassively as a deputy juvenile officer tried to persuade a juvenile judge to give up on him.He'd been abandoned in a dank basement at age 6. He'd bounced among several foster homes...
People to People
Wanted: Our third-grade class has been discussing how important different books have been to us. We would like to invite you to write to us about your experiences with books, perhaps tell us what role books and reading have played in your life. We would...
Pepsi-Cola Doing the Impossible: Rolling out a `Cube'
Gateway Pepsi-Cola is introducing its new "Cube" packaging product, a 24-unit package produced at Pepsi's new Union Seventy production facility. The Cube holds cans in two layers of 12 cans each, rather than in the traditional rectangular flat box. The...
Pirates Sweep Braves; Cubs 0-10 at Wrigley
Paul Wagner completed Pittsburgh's three-game sweep of the slumping Atlanta Braves, pitching a three-hitter and hitting a two-run double in the Pirates' 4-1 victory Sunday.The Pirates, 13-6 since their 0-4 start, swept Atlanta in a three-game series...
Problems with Kids? Change Ground Rules
AFTER 17 years of marriage, Bob and Betty are ready to throw in the towel. They don't want a divorce, but each is unhappy with the other. The underlying cause of most of their unhappiness? Their two daughters, ages 16 and 14.Bob's perspective: Betty...