St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 12, 1994

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100-Year-Old School, 13 Houses on Tour to Benefit Park Gates
A 100-year-old school and 13 houses in five city neighborhoods will be open this weekend on a tour to benefit the entrance gates to Tower Grove Park on South Grand Boulevard.The first Grand South Grand House and Garden Tour will feature renovated and...
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$200,000 Gambled on Recount
Hoping to reverse their defeat in the April 5 election, gambling proponents from St. Charles on Wednesday asked the secretary of state for a full recount.The request will press an army of workers into service at local election boards across the state....
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2 Killers Executed in Arkansas
A drifter convicted of killing a woman who fed him milk and cookies was executed by injection Wednesday, as was a man who ignored a plea for mercy during an armed robbery.The first executed, Jonas Whitmore, was pronounced dead at 8:08 p.m., prison spokesman...
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Ad Shops Vie for Tourism Account
IT MUST BE THURSDAY!: The $6 million Missouri Tourism advertising account is up for grabs among our town's Adamson advertising and the Glennon Companies and Kansas City's Valentine-Radford. A decision is expected any edition. The Glennon Companies has...
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Americans Want Government That Works
As President Bill Clinton prepares to offer what apparently will be a watered-down plan for welfare reform, I believe it is imperative that Congress - and particularly the Republican Party - revisit an old and vital American ideal: federalism.Federalism...
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Another Hall Calls to Honor Menke for Stellar Career
Another Hall of Fame is calling, and once again it's time for Gail Menke to step forward.Menke, of Mehlville, will be inducted into the Missouri State Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame on May 21 at Holiday Inn South in South County.Menke has been...
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Anyone Can Make Room for a Rose
THERE'S HARDLY a person who doesn't like roses (and there's a fair percentage of people who love them), so a living rose bush makes a sure-fire gift any time of the year. And any back yard, no matter how small, can make room for a rose or two. Once planted,...
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Arab Rule Takes Hold in Gaza Police Knock Down City's Israeli Barriers
Palestinian police knocked down security barriers here Wednesday, hours after taking over from Israeli troops. Now people want other symbols of the hated occupation to disappear."No more curfews at night, no more stone-throwing," Samir Abu Zeid, a contractor,...
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Archaeologist: All 28 Bodies Were Returned
An archaeologist who was dismissed from his duties of supervising exhumations at Washington Park Cemetery denied Wednesday allegations that he was holding bodies to leverage a payment from St. Louis officials.Gary Rex Walters said that all 28 of the...
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A Time Sandwich on Eclipse Day
IT HAS BEEN a slow week at the Knish & Corn Dog Research Institute, the solar eclipse not withstanding. Actually it has been a slow year, but that doesn't faze its proprietor, Mick DeBevic.Time has given Mick something to think about, as well as something...
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Austrian Pines Are a Risk, but So Far So Good
Q: Several years ago I planted a dozen Austrian pine trees in a staggered double row to provide a screen at the rear of my property. Since then I've heard that this was probably a poor choice, particularly because of the trees' susceptibility to diplodia...
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Beatle Line: Let It Be Vegetarian Mccartneys Push Meatless Entrees
It's the sort of stuff that makes for a great Beatles song.About 20 years ago, while watching sheep graze in the distance at their English home, Paul McCartney put down his leg of lamb and turned to his wife, Linda. "Do you realize we're eating one of...
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Blues Traveler: Passion and Energy
OVER the last five years, New York's Blues Traveler has been steadily developing a near-cult following. In a sold-out show Monday evening at Mississippi Nights, the band illustrated why it has long been considered the East Coast's best-kept musical...
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Board Adopts New System for Evaluating Students
The Hazelwood School Board wrapped up a year of study and debate by adopting a new grading system for grades seven through 12.The School Board followed the recommendations of administrators and a parents' survey when it agreed to this grading scale:A...
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Books on Tape
"DEADLY CANYON" A novel by Jake Page (8 hours, unabridged, Brilliance Bookcassette, $21.95)</P><P>A remote scientific outpost in New Mexico is the last place you'd expect to find international intrigue. What you would expect is there,...
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Briefs
SURGEON GENERAL Smoking Sections Useless, Elders Says</P><P>Sitting in the smoke-free section of a restaurant doesn't adequately protect nonsmokers' health, Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said Wednesday. She argued for tougher restrictions.</P><P>Backers...
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ST. LOUIS DIET SUPPLEMENTS Reliv' Gets Patent For Its Sports Drink</P><P>Reliv' International Inc. has won a patent for its isotonic sports drink, Reliv Innergize.</P><P>The drink is the second Reliv' product to get a patent....
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MADISON COUNTY County Clerk Candidate Is Appointed To Fill Post</P><P>Debbie Saltich had hoped to move into the county clerk's office in Madison County by winning the election next November. Instead, she's taking office today under a...
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ST. LOUIS Desegregation Program Hires School Case Figure</P><P>The man whose name appeared at the top of the original St. Louis desegregation suit and on thousands of documents in the case has been named to the Voluntary Interdistrict...
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ST. LOUIS Desegregation Program Hires School Case Figure</P><P>The man whose name appeared at the top of the original St. Louis desegregation suit and on thousands of documents in the case, has been named to the Voluntary Interdistrict...
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Budget Dips into Reserves Student Services Will Stay Uncut, Officials Promise
The Special School District board approved Tuesday night a $167 million "best-shot" budget for the next fiscal year.The budget, a compromise between a bare-bones balanced budget and one that would have wiped out the district's $28.8 million reserve fund,...
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Budget Is Lean and Mean $22.9 Million Plan Is Set for Worst-Case Scenario
The Webster Groves School Board planned for the worst in adopting a $22.9 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.The budget assumes voters will reject two tax-rate increases and three bond issue proposals on June 7. The budget adopted Monday...
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Canucks Grateful for Rest; Sharks Aim to End Series Tonight in Toronto
There's nothing like an occasional day off during the playoffs to rest those aching bones and muscles.The Vancouver Canucks got their rest Wednesday after qualifying for the conference final for the first time in 12 years."We'll get a couple of days'...
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Cards No Longer Spelling It `Defense'
Although the pitching has not been good and the hitting has not been consistent, the Cardinals are better than expected in at least one phase of the game this season - defense.Before Wednesday's tilt with Chicago, the club was on a pace to commit 109...
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Changes in Bill Sought Restrictions on Executive Would Be Relaxed in Move
A bill requiring the St. Charles County Executive to serve full time may be relaxed by an amendment offered by Councilwoman Shirley Sisco, R-2nd District.The bill would bar a county executive from engaging in a commercial enterprise or from being an...
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Citizen Kane's: No Big Awards
THE sled on the front porch of the white frame house brings a smile. It's the perfect decoration for a restaurant on a quiet Kirkwood side street, an establishment named both for its owner and for one of the finest movies ever made.Citizen Kane's, reflecting...
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Cobain's Suicide Is Official but Fans' Questions Remain
Kurt Cobain's death a month ago wasn't the open-and-shut suicide case that Seattle police originally indicated.Only now are police finally satisfied that the rock star spent his final hours alone and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound - without...
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Congress Takes Aim at Faulty Credit Reporting
When Jeff Smith got a job in the credit department of a car dealership in St. Charles, Mo., a few years ago, he decided to pull up his own credit report.He was astonished to find errors that included uncollected debts owed by another Smith and a utility...
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Congress Targets Faulty Reporting by Credit Agencies `Extreme Hassles' Spur More Regulation
When Jeff Smith got a job in the credit department of a car dealership in St. Charles, Mo., a few years ago, he decided to pull up his own credit report.He was astonished to find errors that included uncollected debts owed by another Smith and a utility...
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Council Candidates Were Big Spenders
The contested races in Chesterfield's recent City Council election were characterized by two big spenders - one who won big and one who lost, barely.The two candidates with large war chests were Irv Bierman in the 1st Ward, who lost with 48 percent of...
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Council Decides on Gifts, Deflects Requests for More Personnel
The St. Charles City Council has temporarily deflected requests from city departments for more personnel and has settled on a procedure for deciding on municipal contributions to area festivals.The council members made these decisions Tuesday night as...
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Couple Win Suit over Mud Fishing Lakes Ruined
A jury in Hillsboro has returned a $3 million judgment against Fred Weber Inc. for allowing mud from a highway construction project to damage private fishing lakes in northern Jefferson County.The award, made Tuesday in Circuit Court, is to Shady Valley...
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Defying U.N. Resolution, Army in Haiti Installs New President
A group of legislators backed by the army swore in an elderly Supreme Court justice Wednesday to replace deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.The United States condemned the move, which was intended to complete the army's ouster of Aristide...
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Devils Complete Comeback, Face Rangers Next
John MacLean had two goals and two assists as the New Jersey Devils beat the Boston Bruins 5-3 Wednesday night, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers.The Devils won the final four games of the best-of-seven series after...
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Dollar Falls in U.S. Bond Selloff, despite Europe Interest Rate Cuts
The dollar fell sharply against major foreign currencies Wednesday, dragged down by a deep selloff in the Treasury market that hastened capital flight out of the United States.The dollar's decline was seen as particularly alarming because it occurred...
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Draft Report from EPA Gives Assurances on Dioxin Study Alarms Ex-Residents of Times Beach
People exposed to dioxin contamination in Times Beach, Mo., and elsewhere should not be alarmed by a report that cites the potential dangers of dioxin exposure to fetal development, federal experts say."It's worthwhile for people to see their doctors...
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Elle Macpherson Follows Long Tradition of Models-to-Actresses
PRETTY PEOPLE with acting ambitions would be well advised to try modeling first. From Lauren Bacall to Sharon Stone, the runway has proved successful.Bacall was spotted on the cover of Harper's Bazaar by the wife of director Howard Hawks, who was seeking...
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Entire Activist Slate Wins Election; Old Order Ends
The challenge to the old order in Town and Country was complete recently when the entire slate backed by an activist group called Citizens for Responsible Government took office.The new aldermen are Michael Borgard, 1st Ward; Diane Hertlein, 2nd Ward;...
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Equal Opportunity for Witch Hunters
Here we go again: "He said. . . . She said. . . ." OK, as one of Clarence Thomas' tormentors, I admit, it looks bad for Bill Clinton. But, like Thomas, Clinton also deserves a chance to defend himself.Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against President...
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Every Decade Has Its Day from Starsky to Star Wars, '70S Nostalgia Is Hot
Perhaps you remember the 1970s as a gloomy time of gas lines and soaring prices.Now nostalgia for the era of bell-bottoms and leisure suits is so keen that people are spending hundreds of dollars on stuff that, by any measure, still seems more bizarre...
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Ex-State Treasurer Bailey Negotiates with Prosecutor
Former state Treasurer Wendell Bailey and his attorney spent Wednesday negotiating with U.S. Attorney Stephen Hill Jr., while a federal grand jury continued investigating Bailey's campaign and office records.The U.S. attorney's office called the situation...
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Federal Wiretaps Use Rose 32 Pct. in '93
Wiretaps and electronic monitoring by federal agents, primarily against drug-trafficking suspects, grew by a third during the first year of President Bill Clinton's administration, the largest increase in a decade.The surge in federal eavesdropping was...
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Few Show Interest in Buying Killer's Art
Speculators who bought artwork by serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the hope that it would increase in value were disappointed when a pre-execution surge of interest failed to occur.A scheduled auction of Gacy's paintings and drawings at a gallery near...
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Firefighters Ask for Pact, Warn of Slowdown
The shop steward representing union firefighters in Kirkwood has told the City Council that if no memorandum of understanding is signed by June 16, firefighters "can't guarantee the level of service the city now enjoys."Shop steward Dennis Fisher said...
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Firm Picked to Audit City; 3 Aldermen Express Doubts
The Overland Board of Aldermen this week voted 5-3 to have the accounting firm of Altepeter, Brugere, Galati and Co. audit the city.The audit would cover the fiscal year that began July 1, 1993, and ends this June 30. The cost would not exceed $7,500....
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For Wynonna, the Solo Life Is Easier Now
WHEN Wynonna Judd - now just Wynonna on the marquees - began her solo career in 1992, there weren't many who were familiar with her strong voice and dynamic delivery who thought she'd have any trouble making it on her own without her mom, Naomi.Except...
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Freon Plea Is First on Record
The newest footnote in polluter history is George Hofele, owner of a car-repair shop in Marlborough and the first person to be pinched for breaking the federal clean-air law that regulates ozone-eating Freon.Hofele, owner of G&H Tire and Auto, 8216 Watson...
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Gaming Bill Redefines `Skill' Rules
With two days left in the General Assembly session, the House on Wednesday passed a bill that would let the Admiral open with three other gambling boats on Memorial Day, and permit craps tables and some slot machines on the boats.The bill was returned...
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Garden of Paradise for Butterflies Should Be All Sweetness and Light
A successful butterfly garden must include plants that meet the needs of all four stages of their life cycle - egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult."Plants are important to butterflies during each stage of their life cycle. A garden designed with this...
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GM to Spend $10 Billion to Shore Up Pension Plan
General Motors Corp. will spend $10 billion to reduce by nearly half a financial gap in its biggest pension plan, officials said Wednesday.GM, the world's largest automaker, said it would immediately contribute $6 billion in stock from its highly successful...
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Go Fish Sullivan's Dace Knows the Place Where the Scouts Won't Find Him
So what's a typical game for Derek Dace? Sullivan High baseball coach Ed Lipe had a ready answer, a recent 4-0 victory over Hermann fresh in his mind."His typical game . . . he strikes everybody out," Lipe said.A 6-foot-7 lefthander, Dace pitched the...
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Going Places: Brown Backs Public Transportation
St. Peters Mayor Thomas W. Brown says St. Charles County should focus on providing public transportation "to meet the needs of those who can't drive, whether they be our children, the elderly or the handicapped."Brown spoke at a meeting Tuesday night...
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Group Gambles $200,000 on Ballot Recount
Hoping to reverse their defeat in the April 5 election, gambling proponents from St. Charles on Wednesday asked the secretary of state for a full recount.The request will press an army of workers into service at local election boards across the state....
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Group: Only Lawyers Win in Family Court Rulings on Money, Custody Reflect Old Stereotypes, Ruin People, Members Say
Family courts in Illinois need to shed old habits that turn divorce and child-custody cases into battlefields where lawyers are the only winners, says a group of people who have been through the system in Madison County.While picketing the Courthouse...
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Haiti's Army Installs New President
A group of legislators backed by the army swore in an elderly Supreme Court justice Wednesday to replace deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.The United States condemned the move, which was intended to complete the army's ouster of Aristide in 1991.Thirteen...
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Health Reform Field Testing
LATELY, I'VE had several personal brushes with American health care, and to console myself I look on these episodes as field research into the national debate about overhauling the system.I never fail to ask my doctor of the moment what he - most of...
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House Gaming Bill Oks `Skill' Rules; Senate Fate Unsure
With two days left in the General Assembly session, the House on Wednesday passed a bill that would let the Admiral open with three other gambling boats on Memorial Day, and permit craps tables and some slot machines on the boats.The bill was returned...
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How Far Can Nuggets Go in the Playoffs?
The rest of the National Basketball Association has the resilient Denver Nuggets, and East St. Louis' native son, LaPhonso Ellis, to thank for the wide-open championship race.Sure, several sports pundits were picking the Phoenix Suns or even the New...
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Illinois House Divided on '93 Flood Payments
The Edgar administration on Wednesday accused House Democrats of playing politics by delaying payments for last summer's flood expenses and said it could soon lead to state police layoffs.Democratic lawmakers contend there's no rush, saying Gov. Jim...
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Into the Mainstream the Indigo Girls Stretch Their Folk Boundaries
"SWAMP OPHELIA" Indigo Girls (Epic)</P><P>Over the course of a nine-year career, the Indigo Girls have built a loyal folk-music following based on harmonic prowess and lyrics that read like poetry. Now comes "Swamp Ophelia," their fourth...
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It Might Be: It Could Be, It Is - Harry Caray!
The limousine parked outside Busch Stadium about an hour before the baseball game. About an hour before the white-haired man wearing the thick glasses went on the air with his gravelly, "Hal-low ev'rybody. This is HAR-ry CAR-ay."Only an hour.But Harry...
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Jazz, Up 1-0, Is Wary of the Upstart Nuggets
Where are those Denver Nuggets the Utah Jazz beat four out of five times in the regular season?"They're the same team, but confidence does wonders," said Karl Malone, who scored 25 points in Utah's 100-91 victory Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western...
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Lankford Hr in the 11th Does in Cubs
Given the rate at which baseballs have been launched out of Busch Stadium this year, Ray Lankford was surprised when he narrowly missed a game-tying home run in the ninth inning Monday night."They changed the ball on me," he said, in jest.In the 11th...
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Law Firm Hired to Defend Rates `Trial Attorney' from outside Staff Is Needed, Says Board Chairman
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has hired outside attorneys to handle its defense of a challenge to its current rates.The district has a legal staff. To save money, the district late last year stopped using a different outside law firm in major...
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Legislature Politics, Policy Included in Hearings on Riverboat Gambling
Every story has two sides, and in the Illinois Legislature that means the political side and the policy side.Riverboat gambling is no exception. House Democrats have been holding a series of special hearings on various proposals about increasing riverboat...
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Long Day's Journey into Victory for Braves
Rookie Mike Mordecai didn't sleep much after starring in the Atlanta Braves' improbable comeback over the Philadelphia Phillies, which ended early Wednesday."I called my parents. . . . Then I got to bed about 3 a.m. and had to be up by 8 a.m. to do a...
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Mandela Convenes 27-Member Cabinet
On the first day of government business after his inauguration, President Nelson Mandela convened his Cabinet in the high-ceilinged, circular hall at the Union Buildings.He completed his 27-member Cabinet on Wednesday by naming the three final ministers...
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Marshall's Hawaii: Urbane, Abstract
MICHAEL MARSHALL'S paintings, drawings and sculpture reflect the sun-drenched colors and the ebullient mood of Hawaii, where he has lived, worked and taught for the last 10 years. But these sophisticated abstractions are are hardly travel souvenirs.While...
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Memorial Day Program Is Set
This year's Memorial Day program at Legion Memorial Park in Columbia will feature Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost, a Columbia native and retired U.S. chief of naval operations.Also participating will be a six-member contingent of crew members from the USS...
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"Mine': Getting a Lift from West Virginia Underground
CHRISTOPHER JACKSON's musical drama "Mine" will make its world premiere at the historic Miners Theatre in Collinsville, Ill., next Thursday. The story concerns the struggles and hardships of the townsfolk in a small West Virginia mining community as...
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Minnesota 4th State to Adopt Label Law on Monsanto's Bst
Minnesota has become the fourth state in four weeks to pass a food-labeling law covering Monsanto Co.'s drug that increases cows' milk production.Gov. Arne Carlson signed the law Tuesday night. It lets farmers, food producers and grocers use labels saying...
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More Than Million Hernia Repairs Done Every Year
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 72, in good health but do have an inguinal hernia. My surgeon recommends surgery. My regular doctor says surgery is not needed. Could you advise as to surgical risks?My search for risk data here was fruitless. If it exists, it...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Dining Inspiration: The title to the new book by the Phillies' JOHN KRUK was inspired . . . by an encounter in a restaurant. The book is called "I Ain't An Athlete, Lady: My Well-Rounded Life And Times" (255 pages at a cost of $22)."Kruk was in the one...
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Mortgage Banker Faces State Fraud Charges
Joseph A. Iadevito, president of the defunct Lenders Mortgage Inc., now faces state as well as federal charges claiming he cheated homeowners in a multimillion dollar scandal.Iadevito surrendered Wednesday at the St. Charles County jail and was released...
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Mrs. Clinton, Former First Ladies Come Up Roses in Garden Benefit
Toasted by President Bill Clinton, five former first ladies and Hillary Rodham Clinton attended a gala in their honor Wednesday night, a benefit for the National Garden.Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Rosalynn Carter and Barbara Bush attended...
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Msd Brings in Law Firm to Defend Rate Schedule
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has hired outside attorneys to handle its defense of a challenge to its current rates.The district has a legal staff. To save money, the district late last year stopped using a different outside law firm in major...
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Mussolini's Fascist Heirs Sell New Image Black-Shirted Thugs' Stiff-Armed Salutes Stir Dark Memories
MANY WORE FASCIST black. Some pinned on buttons with the image of dictator Benito Mussolini of the 1930s and '40s and gave the stiff-armed salute.But the meeting this week of an extremist youth movement was more than just a foot-stomping display of fascist...
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Neon License Frames Glow but Don't Illuminate Law
GARY CRADEN has a car with a hot accessory: a neon license plate frame.The glowing purple frame looks good on his black Toyota. But that's not why his neon frame is so hot.The cops keep stopping Gary for it. When he tries to find out the law, Gary gets...
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Noriega's Party Stages Comeback
Panamanians have reason to celebrate. On Sunday, voters went to the polls for what turned out to be the first fair, peaceful election in more than 25 years. The turnout was exceptionally good, with 70 percent of the electorate participating; vote fraud...
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Out, Damned Spots
This area is in the middle of the "largest measles outbreak in the U.S. this year," according to Dr. Linda Fisher, St. Louis County's chief medical officer. At least 180 children have contracted the disease so far; and all the cases can be traced to...
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Palm Reader's Words Are Torment for Mother
Dear Ann Landers: I am a college-educated woman whose feet are firmly planted on the ground. I am, however, being consumed by what I believe is an irrational fear, and it's ruining my life.When I was in my early 20s and living in Mexico, a suitor who...
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Parent Group Urges Support for Superintendent
A group of residents wants parents to lobby for support for Dennis Peterson, superintendent of the Rockwood School District."We realize there has been a lot of bad publicity about the superintendent," said Margo Begley, president of Parent Advocates...
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Peonies and Lilacs Need Time, Plenty of Sunshine to Thrive
A common question this time of year is: "Why aren't my peonies or lilacs flowering?"The plants may not be old enough. Was it only two years ago that you planted that twig with roots that is supposed to grow into a large lilac bush?Perhaps you divided...
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People
Breaking up, it seems, isn't nearly so hard to do these days:With the ink barely dry on her month-old marriage license, DREW BARRYMORE, 19, has filed for divorce from Jeremy Thomas. Maybe it was inevitable. They got married on the spur of the moment...
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People in Business
RehabCare Corp. has promoted John R. Lewis to executive vice president and chief operating officer, a position that has been vacant since the resignation of Retta Davis for family health reasons. Robert S. Bianchi and Lisa C. Butlak were promoted, respectively,...
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Perez Returns; Cards Hope to Provide Work
When reliever Mike Perez went on the disabled list April 25, he had saved six games in six opportunities, and there was considerable fear the Cardinals would suffer in his absence.For two reasons, they didn't. One is that Rob Murphy saved two games in...
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Peter Schickele: Music's Slapstick Comedian
WITH a performance by Synchronia on Saturday, a New Music Circle event on Sunday and one of the St. Louis Symphony's "Discovery" programs on Monday, the weekend amounted almost to a festival of modern music.And in the best tradition of festivals, this...
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Police Investigations of Gacy-Like Cases Have Changed Greatly in Recent Years
In January 1976, police youth officers spent more than two weeks staking out the home of a suburban contractor suspected in the disappearance of a 9-year-old boy.Nothing came of it until three years later when John Wayne Gacy was arrested and charged...
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Pulitzer Shareholders Told of Gains at Annual Meeting
Top officials of the Pulitzer Publishing Co. told shareholders about sharply higher earnings and a rising dividend Wednesday, but took some pointed questions from union employees of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.Members of the Newspaper Guild leafleted...
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Putting Down Roots Both Seeds and Seedlings Need Help to Survive Sun, Pests in Vulnerable Period after Planting
Annual plants have a time of great fragility as they are getting started. When that time occurs depends on whether they are planted in the ground as seedlings or sown as seeds.For transplanted seedlings, which will include broccoli, cabbage, peppers,...
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Quality Education Can Start with a Dream
I have been a teacher for 20 years high school for about 10 years, adult education for the rest. Experience taught me one thing teachers' ed. didn't: A school cannot do for a neighborhood what the neighborhood will not do for itself.The people must express...
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Queen Latifah Has Goals beyond Rap, TV Show
QUEEN LATIFAH emerged as one of rap music's early female stars and her television series "Living Single" is a freshman success.But the self-confident Latifah is determined to add yet another job description: entrepreneur. In no-nonsense tones, the 24-year-old...
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Raising the Roof Council, Lawyer Clash over Renovation vs. Condemnation of Old Elms Mansion
Depending on whom you talk to, the Elms Mansion is either Jennings' most prized historic landmark or a three-story, dilapidated disaster.In 1992, the city condemned what was once its grandest residence. Officials see the property as a persistent health...
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Real Clothes, Mostly
MOSTLY WAS the operative word in the fashion show's title, "Real Clothes for Real People, Mostly."But then, designers of these clothes were Washington University students, enrolled in the fashion design program of the School of Fine Arts. And for all...
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Relay Is Still the Way to State Title for Berkeley
For years Berkeley High's athletic prowess has garnered it the nickname "Relay University." cranks out outstanding relay teams much like Penn State develops linebackers: It's an assembly line.It's more than a hint of Berkeley's dominance in track and...
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Rent-a-Gown Is a Store's Pet Peeve
AS YOU READ THIS, some enterprising consumers are already off to the mall to return the dresses they bought for last Saturday night's party - and wore, too - but prefer not to pay for.Retailers don't like to talk about people who buy clothes, wear them,...
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Resident Cites Unruly Children `Somebody's Going to Get Hurt,' Woman Worries
Hanley Hills resident Julia Bowen told the Board of Trustees recently that children have gotten out of hand with loud music, playing in the streets and open defiance of adults.Specifically, Bowen complained that the basketball hoops several residents...
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Residents, Principal of School Opposed to Gas Station, Store
A parade of residents and a school principal have appealed to the St. Louis County Planning Commission to oppose a gas station and food store on Tesson Ferry Road.QuikTrip Corp. wants the commission to rezone a two-acre parcel of land from residential...
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Royals' Brett Is Finding His New Job Relaxing
Spend a few minutes with George Brett these days and you are spending time with one of the most relaxed people around.Retirement will do that.Brett, who ended his baseball career last season, was back Tuesday at the place where he created some memorable...
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Ruth Martin; Worked for City Officials
Ruth Ann Martin, administrative assistant to Comptroller Virvus Jones, died Tuesday (May 10, 1994) of bone cancer at her son's home in St. Louis. She was 52.Mrs. Martin, of St. Louis, worked in the comptroller's and assessor's offices for 12 years before...
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