St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 9, 1995

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1 Rock Calls the State's Bluff
The old saw is that when you are handed a lemon you make lemonade. The city officials of Hermann were handed a wall of rocks.But the story begins with Hermann wanting a new riverfront park.Four years ago, said town administrator Terry Helton, the U.S....
3 Advisers Tell Where They'd Put Their Money in '95
Most mutual fund investors had a bad 1994, as stock funds lost just more than 2.5 percent, on average, and bond funds fell nearly twice that.But 1995 looks more promising. Ballooning equity valuations have finally burst. And last year's growing economy,...
Affairs to Remember Dinner-Party Disasters Are Every Cook's Nightmare
MOSTLY I'M A good cook. I've even had a moment or two of greatness. But every time I invite one of my favorite couples - my very first friends in St. Louis - to dinner, it's as if I don't know my asparagus from my elbow.There have been a series of disasters....
Air Show Planned for 2 Days in July
Scott Air Force Base's annual air show will be back in style this year with a performance by the Air Force Thunderbirds. The air show will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, and the Thunderbirds will take to the air both days, flying their F-16...
Almost Heaven: Cardwell's at the Plaza Does It Right
Because eating and shopping go hand in hand in shopping bag as two of the nation's favorite pastimes, it only makes sense that store owners and mall operators make it convenient for shoppers to combine the activities. A pleasant restaurant is the right...
Ambush Fight Past Cleveland 18-17
Hear the one about the fan who goes to a soccer game and a hockey fight breaks out?It happened Sunday at Kiel Center. Hot-blooded rivals Cleveland and the Ambush, squaring off in front of a national cable TV audience and 7,179 studio guests, detonated...
America's Decline Mirrored in Britain
The United States and Great Britain have long behaved like twins separated at birth. When one catches a cold, the other one sneezes. Consider politics. Like President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister John Major is troubled by dissension within his Conservative...
Angel Cake Can Make a Heavenly Dessert
THE HEAVENLY hash cake requested by Mary Decker of Wright City sounded, well, heavenly - cubes of day-old angel food cake, layered with chocolate, whipped cream and pecans.Our thanks to all who wrote. We could tell many sent treasured recipes, some of...
Another Firm Says NFL Partnership Gave It Stiff-Arm
Another prominent company says it was stiffed by the St. Louis NFL Partnership, the group whose effort to land a pro football team ended in spectacular failure late in 1993.Public relations giant Fleishman-Hillard Inc. charges in a suit that the partnership...
A Rousing Opening Performance by New Master of the House
One thing is pretty clear: House Speaker Newt Gingrich is not going to be boringly consistent. Before he was sworn in, the old grenade-throwing back-bencher was a shadow of his former self. He went to a prayer service at St. Peter's Church on Capitol...
Ash Canned: Lawmakers Set No-Smoking Policy
Vivian Dietemann never sat in her legislator's office, never attended a committee hearing, never saw the House or Senate in action. Yet she has contributed to a major change in the Missouri statehouse.Dietemann has a rare hypersensitivity to tobacco...
Ash Canned: Statehouse Adopts No-Smoking Policy
Vivian Dietemann never sat in her legislator's office, never attended a committee hearing, never saw the House or Senate in action. Yet she has contributed to a major change in the Missouri statehouse.Dietemann has a rare hypersensitivity to tobacco...
A Test of the Police Department's Integrity
The St. Louis Police Department is investigating a charge that a police promotions exam was stolen and distributed to some officers. The allegation comes from Officer Dennis McLin, head of a black police group called the Ethical Society of Police.Police...
Avoid Penalties on Tax Estimates
Make sure you stay on top of the deadlines for filing federal returns and the due dates for making payments.Miss one and you might be slapped with a sizable, nondeductible penalty.TUESDAY, JAN. 17 (the usual date of Jan. 15 falls on a Sunday this year...
A Warm Drink for a Special Nephew
MY NEPHEW ALEXANDER is 11 years old and lives in Oakland, Calif. He prefers torn jeans, over-sized T-shirts and friends his own age to me. He loves to scare and impress us by jumping off our 10-foot-high balcony onto a pile of pillows that otherwise...
`Ballgame' Strikes out; Movies Are Mediocre
THE THRIFTY PRODUCERS of ABC's short-lived and unfunny "Blue Skies" have recycled three of its five stars into their new show, the even-less-funny "A Whole New Ballgame," making its debut at 7:30 tonight on Channel 2."Blue Skies," as you may not recall,...
Bill Bohrer: Barber Extraordinaire
For many St. Charles residents, Bill Bohrer's Olde Tyme Barber Shop has been more than a place to get shorn. The shop, at 501 South Fifth Street - near St. John United Church of Christ - has been a bastion of tradition.Retirees stop by to read newspapers...
Blow Up Balloons to Aid Ears
Q: I read your column about the woman whose son hates to fly because it makes his ears hurt. I had the same problem and tried everything. I went to several doctors, but to no avail.Then a doctor friend suggested that I blow balloons on ascending and...
Blue-Collar Voter Cheers Gop Victor
The public face of the historic change in the House of Representatives came into view when millions of television-watchers saw an emotional Rep. Richard Gephardt hand a ceremonial gavel to Speaker Newt Gingrich and say, "With resignation but resolve,...
Board Gives Students Some Clout Bsaac Providing Feedback, Impact
When students at Pattonville High School were unhappy about the school's lunch-ticket system last year, they had a ready-made avenue to talk to teachers, administrators and school-board members - all at once - to have some changes made.They took the...
Board Overrides Council's Rejection, Oks Bus Parking
School buses will park at Brittany Woods Middle School next to Ruth Park in University City, despite the City Council's rejection of that plan.The University City School Board voted last week to get bids to pave an area for the buses just west of the...
Board Overrides Council's Rejection, Oks Bus Parking Lot
School buses will park at Brittany Woods Middle School next to Ruth Park in University City, despite the City Council's rejection of that plan.The University City School Board voted last week to get bids to pave an area for the buses just west of the...
`Bolts" Leave Miami Blue Chargers' Rally Sinks Dolphins in Afc Semis
The San Diego Chargers tried every blitz known to man. They shuffled personnel. Made coverage adjustments.But in the end, they used the old prevent defense. As in they prevented Dan Marino from touching the ball."The best defense against him is to keep...
Brace Yourself - for Straight Teeth `Wired' Patients Learn to Be Patient
The stainless-steel odyssey to straight teeth - also known as braces - begins in an orthodontist's office.It is a two-year trek in which patients give up some of their favorite foods for a mouth of brackets, wires and elastic bands and ultimately straight...
Briefs
EGYPT Suspected Radicals Killed In Police RaidFive suspected Muslim extremists were killed Sunday in a gun battle with police at their hiding place near Cairo, police officials said.The officials said the five suspected radicals recently had returned...
Briefs
SHREWSBURYAldermen Plan To Spend $2,000 On Sales Tax FightThe Shrewsbury Board of Aldermen recently agreed to spend up to $2,000 on a lawsuit to allow it and 19 other municipalities in St. Louis County to levy a capital improvements sales tax.State law...
Buckley Burned, Packers Cooked in Dallas Bonfire
With Sterling Sharpe staying warm on the sideline and Terrell Buckley getting burned on the field, the Dallas Cowboys' fast start scorched the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.Buckley was beaten for a 94-yard touchdown and dropped an interception that was...
Budget Cutters Are on the Wrong Track
I just came home from business in Europe, where I traveled on the slick new ICE trains, to find that Amtrak budget cuts are about to cancel the two daily passenger trains that connect my valley with the rest of the country.The European rail network serves...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Jim Hiatt II has opened Bootronics DataComm to provide consulting, design, installation and maintenance of communications networks. Address: 11220 West Florissant Avenue, No. 111, St. Louis, Mo. 63033. Phone: 314-867-7606. ...
Business Notes
Monsanto Scientists Win Queeny Award</P><P>Four Monsanto Co. scientists and engineers have won the company's highest award for science and technology for developing a new way to spin acrylic fibers used in sweaters, knitwear, socks and...
Cahokia Airport Wants Upgrade to Remain Safe More Traffic Makes Radar a Must, Controllers Say
The air traffic controller's union at St. Louis Downtown-Parks Airport in Cahokia is pushing to get radar equipment and a taller control tower to handle increasing air traffic there.The union has invited Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, to visit the...
Charger Seay W-I-D-E Open for Winning Catch vs. Miami
Mark Seay said a "diesel truck" couldn't have stopped him from making his game-winning touchdown catch for San Diego Sunday against Miami.But when Seay cradled Stan Humphries' 8-yard pass with 35 seconds remaining, there was no diesel truck waiting in...
Cheerleading: Underappreciated Sport
If cheerleading were any easier, it would be called football.At least that's what the Vestavia Hills (Ala.) High School squads tell critics who say cheerleading isn't a sport."It's not just a little fun activity," said Kym Prewitt, who helps Melissa...
Child Protection System Needs More Money, Director Pleads
The state's child protection chief plans to ask the Legislature to increase his $1.1 billion budget to help handle record numbers of child abuse hot-line calls and children in state care.The Department of Children and Family Services reports that the...
Chocolate Cake Has a Devil(ish) Disguise
DON'T BELIEVE the name of this moist chocolate cake. It's not devilish at all - in fact, it's barely an indulgence, with just 1 gram of fat per serving. The calorie-saving secret is prune puree.The pudding in this cake forms during baking. The batter...
Cigars and a Pub: It's a Perfect Match
Back in the Prohibition era, drinkers liked to shout as they hoisted a tumbler of bathtub gin that they were striking a blow for liberty.Now, in our neo-Prohibitionist era, Jon Dressel is striking a wooden match for liberty. He's inviting cigar smokers...
City Panel May Delay Decision on Razing the Arcade Building Terms of Four Members Expire in February
The owners of the Arcade/Wright building at Eighth and Olive streets downtown may have to wait until March to find out if a St. Louis commission will approve their demolition request.The reason: The terms of four members of the St. Louis Heritage and...
Class Act: Young Merchants Learn about Business at Yaac
Have you heard of Walker, Booker, Bender and Herring, of East St. Louis? If not, Frank Childress, teacher and director of the Gateway East Metropolitan Ministry, is betting you will.This partnership is something special. Anthony Walker, Lawrence Booker...
Class of '98 Faces the Future Finds Concerns, Little Political Interest, Abundant Stress
LeReece Campbell, Class of '98, rarely talks politics with her classmates, considers herself more liberal than conservative and thinks society shows too much concern for the rights of criminals.She attends the University of California at Los Angeles,...
Class of '98 Faces the Future Political Interest Down, Stress Up, Survey Finds
They began their college careers just a few months before the Nov. 8 election. And their student loans might be jeopardized by the new leadership of Congress.But don't talk to the nation's college freshmen about politics. Most are not interested.So says...
Coal Mining Museum Plans to Open in '96
Few people travel 600 feet down into the earth and experience the inky blackness of a coal mine.But if Chris Ledvina has his way, thousands of tourists every year will take that trip into the heart of the Old Ben No. 25 mine after it becomes part of...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Walpert Properties Inc. represented both parties in these leases of retail space:- 4,430 square feet in the Town & Country Shopping Center, 901 Town & Country Commons, to Heirloom Portraits Inc. from Prime Properties.- 2,600 square feet in the Ellisville...
Conviction, Sentence of Man in '91 Rape of Girl, 12, Upheld
The Missouri Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and sentence in 1993 of James L. Bowler of St. Charles County on rape and sodomy of a girl who was 12 when the crimes occurred.Bowler, who is 42 now and is also known as J.D. Butcher, was tried...
Cook's Love of Bread Baking Took Root in Her Herb Garden
ON A COLD winter weekend, you'll probably find Marilyn Miller baking bread in a warm kitchen. You'll probably find her there on a warm winter weekend as well. In fact, you can find her baking bread just about every weekend - unless she's in her garden...
Copier Lawsuit Reflects Debate on `Loser Pays'
Sylvester Jones of St. Louis wants $10 million, plus $800 million in punitive damages, in a suit that alleges his copying machine was a poorly designed money pit.Sharp Electronics Corp., which made the copier, calls the suit frivolous and wants it dismissed....
Couple Rescues Unwanted Pets of 40 Dogs, Most Orphans: `Flood Got Us Going'
Joyce and William Hickman of Troy have taken on the mission of saving unwanted pets by rescuing them from dog pounds and puppy mills, nursing them back to health and finding them good homes.For the past 10 years, the Hickmans have been showing chow chows...
Cowboys Pummel Pack, Set Up 49ers Rematch E. Smith Reinjures Hamstring Early in 35-9 Rout
Gracious champions that they are, the Dallas Cowboys blew off the cobwebs Sunday to give the football world what it has craved since September:Cowboys-49ers III.The Cowboys, with a 35-9 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the National...
Cowboys Pummel Pack, Set Up 49ers Rematch E. Smith Reinjures Hamstring Early in 35-9 Rout
No surprise. It's the defending champion Dallas Cowboys against the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football Conference title game for the third consecutive year - just like everyone predicted in August.The uncertainty is how healthy Emmitt Smith...
Cowboys Put Torch on Buckley
With Sterling Sharpe staying warm on the sideline and Terrell Buckley getting burned on the field, the Dallas Cowboys' fast start scorched the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.Buckley was beaten for a 94-yard touchdown and dropped an interception that was...
Customers May Feel Effects of Loser Fund Managers
The people who run stock mutual funds could be costing their customers many millions of dollars this year because of an insistence on holding stocks that haven't performed well in 1994.First, let's look at how funds work:Listed in the newspaper each...
Don't Be Chicken about Leaving out - Chicken
CHICKEN LIVERS have been relegated to my ever-growing file of "special treats." As wonderful as they are, with their velvety texture and sweet, meaty taste, chicken livers are high in cholesterol. So, when they make their rare appearance at dinner, they...
Drug Interdiction Doesn't Work
A University of Michigan study showing a new upswing in drug use among youths was certain to prompt questions about the wisdom of the Clinton administration's anti-drug strategy. It relies heavily on interdiction of drugs in foreign countries, as did...
Enterprise Rent-a-Car Ready to Move into New High-Tech HQ
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Co. moves into its new headquarters next week, a high-visibility, high-tech, high-security building in the middle of Clayton Corporate Park.The rapidly growing Enterprise bought the office park nearly two years ago, for a reported...
Environmentalists Brace for Battle over Gop Agenda
AT THE WILDERNESS Society and the Sierra Club, at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Audubon Society, they're expecting a battle.They're worried about Republicans arriving on Capitol Hill with their Contract with America, a pro-business tilt...
Even Folks with Modest Assets Need Estate Planning
Q. I work for a medium-sized company and my husband does, too. We have two elementary school-age children.I know there are special planning tips for people who own a business or have a lot of assets, but what estate planning ideas are there for people...
Experienced Woman Has No Partner
Dear Abby: I am a 38-year-old, college-educated woman with a successful career. I have traveled all over the world and enjoyed a variety of life experiences. You are not going to believe this, but I have never been asked out on a date!I have gone out...
Ex-Prosecutor's Bills to Fund Challenged
County Counselor Ben Cytron is challenging bills of nearly $1,600 that former Prosecuting Attorney George B. McElroy charged to his office account for employee plaques and an office luncheon before he left office on Dec. 31.But McElroy says the outlay...
Ex-Teacher Pleads Guilty in Drug Case Proximity to School Site Could Mean Life Sentence
A former art teacher at a middle school in St. Charles pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of trafficking in drugs within 1,000 feet of a school. The teacher, Timothy J. Slattery, 43, of St. Charles, can expect to receive three life sentences in return...
Fans of Public TV and Radio Set to Lobby for Support
Operators and supporters of public television and radio are preparing to lobby members of Congress against proposals to cut off or reduce taxpayer subsidies to public broadcasting.The one public television station and three public radio stations in the...
Few Complaints Heard on New Trash Collector
Employees at St. Charles City Hall barely heard a peep from residents last week about the performance of Laidlaw Waste Systems Co., the new trash collector.Henry Sinda, the city administrator, and his staff seemed surprised when asked whether there were...
Fire District Seeks to Block Election
The Valley Park Fire Protection District has asked a judge to stop part of an election that Kirkwood wants on Feb. 7, to annex the Keyes Summit area.The district wants to prevent people in most of the area proposed for annexation from voting on whether...
Five Good Places to Stash Your Cash This Year
The consensus among forecasters is that 1995 could be another difficult year for investors.Maybe bonds will bounce back, but probably they won't.Maybe stocks will run rampant, but probably not.The "soft landing" - moderate growth, low inflation - that...
Forgotten Minus Sign Equals No Magellan Fund Payment
Have you ever had trouble doing arithmetic?You might take some comfort from an accountant's plight at Fidelity Investments, the world's largest mutual fund company.Fidelity, in a letter to shareholders of the huge and venerable Magellan Fund, has finally...
FROM THE HALL TO THE MALL Series: Beyond the Classroom
DELOS R. SMITH, a nationally known business analyst and outspoken member of The Orton Dyslexia Foundation, likes to think of learning differences in stages.Stage one, he says, is "dyslexia" - a true disability. Stage two is "neutralexia," that point...
Garage League Can Park It, I Don't Care
We're going through a marvelous stretch of fun in playland right now. St. Louis U. played two basketball games in 40 hours and 38,000 fans jammed into Kiel Center.Saturday, Norm Stewart went into Nebraska's pit and defanged a hostile crowd by having...
GETTING HELP LEARNING DISABILITIES DON'T GO AWAY, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE DEBILITATING EITHER Series: Beyond the Classroom SECOND OF THREE PARTS
IT'S BEEN 10 years since Pam Kortum of Des Peres discovered that her older son had learning disabilities. She vividly remembers her reaction to the news."I became hysterical," she says.Nothing in John Kortum's early childhood had seemed amiss. He was...
Gore Backs Minimum Wage Increase, but Gop Says No
There's a very strong argument for raising the minimum wage for the first time in four years, Vice President Al Gore said Sunday, but Republicans said they would work to defeat any increase proposal.Gore told CBS' "Face the Nation" that the current minimum...
Grand Ole Salute Country Stars Serenade Bushes for Anniversary
The beer-drinking songs were checked at the door Sunday when the Oak Ridge Boys and other country music stars feted George and Barbara Bush for their 50th wedding anniversary.Ricky Skaggs, Loretta Lynn and other favorites of the former president - a...
Grappling with Fear Liddell Pins Anxiety, Comes Up Big on Mat for Mizzou
At times, college freshmen can be wide-eyed, awestruck, maybe a bit clueless. It takes an extraordinarily honest one to admit it - especially to the man who is paying for his college education.Kenny Liddell is that kind of guy.After Liddell's first meeting...
Hardaway's 26 Power Magic Past Pistons
Anfernee Hardaway was a bit wary going into Sunday night's game against Detroit.The Orlando Magic guard was worried that the Pistons, missing five of their top eight players, might actually get an advantage out of being so banged up."I was really scared...
Hillary Clinton Urges Less Rancor, More Cooperation to Help Children
Hillary Rodham Clinton called Sunday for an end to the "war of words" over a Republican suggestion that poor and disadvantaged children be put in orphanages.The wife of President Bill Clinton, who last month dismissed the idea as absurd, gave a detailed...
Hobbytown Will Try to Create Hobbyists in Our Town
St. Louis will get its first look at a HobbyTown USA store next week, when the chain opens at the Manchester Meadows Shopping Center in Town and Country.HobbyTown, based in Lincoln, Neb., has grown rapidly into a 90-store chain since it began to sell...
House's Speedy Enactments Face Reality Republican Revolution May Soon Collide with Senatorial Convolution
THE STRATEGY was supposed to be simple: New Republican majorities would sweep into the House and Senate and triumphantly send their first bill to President Bill Clinton by the end of "Week One."The symbolic effect of the bill's passage would be great:...
How Sophisticated Are You, Really?
1. The ESPN announcers keep referring to chukkers. The sport they're describing is:a) polo.b) Norwegian indoor volleyball.c) rugby.2. Talking heads on TV are discussing the work of Man Ray. You think:a) "Must be one of those godawful rappers."b) "Isn't...
'Huskers' Orange Win Saved Big Flap over Kick Ruling
If Nebraska had lost to Miami by a point or two - and a miss would have been a mile in the Cornhuskers' long uphill climb to a national championship - a decision by game officials might have been dissected.When Tom Osborne and his gladiators trailed...
Huston's Disaster Helps Elkington Win Tourney
Steve Elkington sensed it was a good omen when his shot hit a wire stretching above the fairway on the second hole. John Huston might look back with foreboding to the signal to start the final round.As Huston saw a 4-shot lead disappear in a stretch...
Innocence Is No Excuse
Capital punishment proponents rang in the new year with the execution of Jesse Dewayne Jacobs in Texas. Even though Jacobs had recanted his confession in a fatal shooting near Houston, and even though prosecutors in another trial had argued that he indeed...
It's Become a Gridiron Rope-a-Dope, but Mu vs. Ku Is Hoop Heavyweight
Perhaps the tepid play has dampened this scathing Kansas-Missouri rivalry on the gridiron, where it was once the barometer of whether a coach kept his job. In basketball, though, national implications and two charismatic and rabidly competitive coaches...
Just Truckin' On: At Times It's Scary
IT WAS during that colossal snowstorm of 1982 - if you were here, you remember it - that I felt one of those rare flashes of invincibility. You know, a sort of a rush of immunity from life's threats.The reason was my buddy's four-wheel-drive truck, the...
Keeping Posted
Senetek Stops Work On Alzheimer's Test</P><P>After years of conducting research, Senetek Plc has stopped work on a diagnostic test for Alzheimer's Disease.</P><P>Senetek, based in London and Maryland Heights, cited competition...
Kplr Signs Mmt Sales as National Representative
KPLR-TV Channel 11 has signed MMT Sales as its new national sales representative. MMT will replace PETRY Television, which has been associated with KPLR for several years.MMT has offices in most major cities, and a list of clients that includes Chris...
Lawyer's Practice: Youngsters She Tries to Smooth out Legal Bumps for Families
When Cynthia B. Louis wants the attention of a know-it-all, teen-age client, she speaks frankly and stays detached. "I say: `Listen to me or don't.' I say: `You go to jail. I'm playing golf tomorrow - either way.' "Louis, a St. Charles lawyer, has specialized...
Load Up on Information to Help Decide among Funds
Q. Which perform better, load funds or no-load funds?F.A., Afton.A. There's barely a dime's worth of difference between the performance of load and no-load mutual funds that invest in stocks, according to an analysis by Morningstar Inc. No-load funds...
Love Him Tender: Fans Toast Elvis' 60th the King Returns in Night of Nostalgia the King Returns in Night of Nostalgia
"Sold Out" said the sign at the top of the narrow stairs leading down to The Elvis Room."Blueberry Hill Remembers Elvis, Happy Birthday" read the inscription on the 4-foot-long, guitar-shaped birthday cake."Elvis the King is back," someone shouted.If...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Lung Tissue under Immune Assault
Dear Dr. Donohue: My wife was having a long siege of severe coughing. After examining her and ordering a lung biopsy, the doctor diagnosed interstitial pneumonitis. He could not tell us how this came about, except that her immune system was out of whack...
Marquette High School: It's Packed
Next fall, just two years after opening in west St. Louis County, Marquette High School will run out of space for students.The school has 1,530 students. Next fall the school expects to enroll 2,019 students - more than 100 students over capacity."We...
Mission: Small Towns and Snapshots
Moonshine, snap. Chicken Bristle, snap, snap. Bone Gap, snap, snap, snap.Illinois has more than 2,400 towns, and adventurer-lecturer John Lynn has a picture of each one to prove it.From Abingdon to Zion, from Cairo on the Ohio River to Oneco on the Wisconsin...
Mobile Home Park Residents Face End-of-Month Eviction
Amy Otto, 77, says she is upset that she will have to move soon from her home of 32 years in the Hilltop Mobile Home Park in Crestwood.Otto is one of 39 residents of the trailer park who are being evicted. They must be out of Hilltop, across Watson Road...
Monday Memo
For all you early-bird gardeners, there's a new frost protector for tender new vegetation.THE PLANT HOUSE, a trademark-protected, patent-pending plastic cone of water, is about to go into mass production and should soon be available."It's revolutionary,"...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
LENNY WILKENS had to face the microphones and note pads as he chased down RED AUERBACH and became the National Basketball Association's leader in coaching victories last week.In the latter stages of the pursuit of victory No. 939, Wilkens was inundated...
NCAA Convention Brings Politics to the Stage Again
The National Collegiate Athletic Association convention is big. Big enough to attract 2,600 delegates, bring in the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Coach Joe Paterno.Big enough to require a 246-page program that includes 150 legislative proposals that range...
NCAA Exec. Director Wants Presidents to Call Shots
For more than a decade, National Collegiate Athletic Association members have fought over the division of power between academic and athletic interests.Sunday, the association's executive director called for a surrender.In his "State of the Association"...
New Low-Fare Airline Stakes Its Claim in the Midwest
Robert McAdoo, chief executive of Vanguard Airlines, snatched a legal pad from his desk and started mapping out routes abandoned by other carriers.Starting from Denver, he played connect the dots to Kansas City, Omaha, Des Moines and several other cities...
New Simpson Book Might Cause More Delays for Trial
O.J. Simpson's forthcoming book probably won't contain any startling revelations and may be just an attempt to gain good publicity and much-needed cash, legal analysts said Sunday."I can't believe defense lawyers didn't go over this with a fine-toothed...
Next Challenge for Uconn: Facing Pitt without Marshall
On Sunday, No. 6 Connecticut played the first half against St. John's without the real Ray Allen and still came away with an easy 98-78 victory in a Big East Conference game.On Wednesday night, the undefeated Huskies will play the whole game at Pittsburgh...
No Kudos Jayhawk Recruit Left Iowa in State of Shock
The college choice of one Raef LaFrentz was something more than a curiosity in his hometown of Monona, Iowa. A dot on the map containing some 1,700 residents, Monona considered LaFrentz its fortunate son, a community treasure, a pride and joy.They jammed...
Normandy Hospital Plan to Be Decided by Panel
Since 1992, two hospitals have closed at the site of what was once Normandy Hospital-North in Normandy.Today, a state committee will decide whether another hospital should be opened at the same site. The meeting is the climax of months of intense lobbying...
Obituaries
Eva O. CannonEva O. Cannon, 60, of Whiteside, Mo., died Friday (Jan. 6, 1995) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Cannon was retired after working as a physical-therapist aide at the Elsberry Healthcare Center.The funeral was scheduled for...
Officials: No Bias by County against Annexation Plans
St. Louis County does not have a knee-jerk reaction against proposals for incorporations and annexations that eat into its tax base, officials say.Joe Cavato, director of planning, said the officials are extremely sensitive to that complaint from their...