St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 20, 1993

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49ers Go 55, Hurt Detroit More Than Toyota
Talk about mood swings.One minute, they were whooping it up at the Silverdome, urged on by their beloved Detroit Lions.A few seconds later, the crowd of 77,052 sat in stunned silence after a quick-strike San Francisco touchdown from Steve Young to John...
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Abuse Victim's Mother Fights Back despite Official Assurances, Offender Who Molested Daughter Turns Up in Town
Something about the man standing behind the drive-up window at the neighborhood Taco Bell in Wood River seemed familiar to Donna.But it wasn't until he smiled and winked at her 13-year-old daughter, Becky, that Donna realized who he was.Standing there...
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Admitting Your Mistakes Brings Instant Credibility
"If I repent of anything, it is very likely to be my good behavior."ThoreauAs a young actor in London, Michael Caine was desperate for work.On his resume, he exaggerated his slender list of acting credits, even including a role in a play in which he...
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After Usual Letdown, Raiders Hold on, Stay in Playoff Hunt
Raiders 27 Bucs 20</P><P>The Los Angeles Raiders had a terrific first quarter against Tampa Bay. It's a good thing, because they were holding on against the Buccaneers at the finish.</P><P>The Raiders scored touchdowns...
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A Home Is Still the Basic Need
He wears camouflage clothes, the man who works the cars waiting to pass through the Holland Tunnel, and a sign that says "Homeless Vet." Tucked beneath his arm, or what's left of it since he lost the part below the elbow, is a military helmet, inverted...
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Aids Information Continues to Be Misunderstood
Dear Dr. Donohue: Some time ago, I read an article that said they have been able to culture an AIDS virus from a dry surface after as long as 10 days. That is frightening. If it is true, how can anyone keep from coming in contact with the virus? I have...
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Amid the Fear, a Time of Hope
ONE NICE THING about Christmas is that we can suspend reality for a few days and put our faith in a powerful story of innocence and generosity.This Christmas in St. Louis, this suspension of belief requires an extra measure of effort.The killer or killers...
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A Real Nail-Biter: Choosing a Mutual Fund for Mom
My mother, who lives in New Orleans, recently sent me a check. But the money wasn't for me. Even worse, she wanted me to invest it for her in a mutual fund.Imagine the pressure. It's one thing to give investment advice to strangers who read my articles...
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A Taste of Kwanzaa
CURRIED chicken and roti bread from Guyana, cornbread from the United States, West African ginger beer: These are some of the tastes of Kwanzaa, tastes of the many cultures that flavor the lives of black Americans.Like the foods of Kwanzaa, the holiday...
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Aviation Course Takes off Again at High School
Students drop by Room 224 at Clayton High School to swap stories about G-forces, vectors and altimeters.That's aviator talk for gravity, direction and measurement of height.Students have been talking like that ever since Robert Mullgardt began teaching...
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Belle's Monopoly Game Is Over
As John D. Rockefeller proved, it's great to own a monopoly. Now that the Alton Belle's monopoly on the St. Louis area's casino business is over, the reports from the Illinois Gaming Board make for especially interesting reading.The November report shows...
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Beta Blockers Shouldn't Be Stopped Suddenly
Q: My father suffered a heart attack several years ago and his doctor put him on Tenormin and Dyazide. Earlier this year, the doctor told him to stop the Tenormin. Two days later he died of heart trouble. He was 49.I found out after researching his drugs...
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Board Members Refine Numbers for Bond Issue
Clayton School District officials say they are on schedule in determining the exact amount of a bond issue for technological and other improvements to schools.A board vote is expected in mid-January to approve the plan to seek voter approval of the bond...
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Brisk Holiday Sales Boost Job Market Temporaries Getting Permanent Jobs
Santa is being good to retail workers this Christmas. Temporary employment in the area's retail trades is up about 7.5 percent from last year, and regular retail workers are working more hours, too.That makes people like Jackolyn Wilkes happy. Wilkes,...
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Buffalo Rolls by Miami
For a while, it seemed as if the Buffalo Bills scored on every play.Four turnovers helped the Bills outscore Miami 38-3 in a 13-minute span, and they took charge of the AFC East race by winning 47-34 Sunday.Buffalo's defense scored on Mickey Washington's...
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Buffalo Wings Its Way to Wild Win over Miami
After the scoreboard-bombarding game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins ended, Bills linebacker Darryl Talley seemed glued to a chair in front of his locker. Eventually, he glanced over at fellow linebacker Cornelius Bennett, who was leaning...
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Bulletin Board
OPENINGSTom and Teresa Poole have started Hi-Lite Service Systems, a business specializing in parking-lot lighting. With a 40-foot bucket truck and a full line of service equipment, Hi-Lite will provide service on call or with a yearly contract. Address:...
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Businesses Protest Development Fee Charge for Roads Drives Firms Away, They Say, but Official Defends It
Restaurant chains, convenience stores and real estate brokers want St. Louis County to reduce the fees levied against developers of new commercial structures to pay for nearby road improvements.Members of the Retail Employers and Builders Association...
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Changes after April's Election Must Be Slow, Mandela Cautions
The rebuilding of South Africa must begin immediately after the all-race election in April, Nelson Mandela said Sunday.But he added that the changes must be gradual to meet black aspirations without scaring off whites."Some years" might pass before a...
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Channel-Surfing to Keep in the Holiday Spirit
VISIONS of sugarplums dancing in my head? Don't bet on it.For a TV writer, the Christmas season triggers a less playful flurry of visions. Join me for a little seasonal channel-surfing behind my fevered brow:CLICK!The face is familiar yet riotously out...
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Christmas Present: Expect Irritations
POSSIBLE events to come:You and your mom talk over the menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. She's doing Christmas Eve. You're doing Christmas Day. She decides to fix ham. You decide to do a beef tenderloin.Christmas Eve comes. You and your family...
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Clinton Clan Gathers for Christmas Party Fortunate 500 Invited to White House Soiree
President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, welcomed close friends and family members to the White House Sunday for a Christmas party.The soiree was part of a tradition dating to Clinton's days in the Arkansas governor's mansion when...
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Clinton Health Plan Benefits May Be Spread Unevenly
Economists studying President Bill Clinton's plan to reform health care say that even if it works exactly as promised, the economic benefits will be spread unevenly across regions and industries and painful side effects will be felt first.Though much...
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Commercial Real Estate Notes
Arco Construction Co. has been awarded a $2.1 million design-build contract by Adam Wholesalers, a building products distributor, for its new regional distribution center at Corporate Woods Business Park in Earth City.Adam's 110,740-square-foot facility...
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`Con Artist' Freed from Jail; Medical Are Expenses Cited
Gunther Karl Russbacher, alternately described as a con artist, master of disguise or political prisoner, has been freed from jail - in part because St. Charles County authorities decided they couldn't afford to keep him.Russbacher, also known as Emery...
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Contributions, Contracts and Confidence
Why do business people and their companies donate money to political candidates? Contributors say they are just seeking to play a role in government and make sure the best candidates get elected; cynics say the money is simply designed to prime the pump...
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Conviction Ends Cocaine Case Alton Ring Lasted 2 Years
The conviction of Jemeker Mosley Thompson wraps up a 2 1/2-year-old case that has put nearly a dozen cocaine dealers behind bars. The cocaine trail extended from the Dominican Republic to the East and West coasts and then to the streets of Alton.Last...
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Crafty Shoppers Do-It-Yourselfers Revel in Homemade Christmas Gifts
In among the gifts under the Christmas tree this year is almost bound to be something handmade. Christmas crafts - for decorations, cards and gifts - have been booming, say the people who sell craft materials."We had a ton of Christmas designs, and we've...
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Danforth Battles `Cut the Other Guy' Mentality Panel Examining Rapid Growth in U.S. Entitlement Programs
LOPING OUT OF THE SENATE Dining Room after a low-cal lunch of a vegetarian sandwich one day, Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo., was stopped dead in his tracks by an elderly man in a wheelchair who grabbed the senator's coat sleeve."Now, don't you go cutting...
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Daughter's Arrival Inspired Dad to Start Doll Business
Don Martin's daughter Zamika was just a baby when she inspired a doll - and a business - for her father.Ten years later, Zamika has grown into a busy little girl, and Martin's business, after years of groundwork, is hoping its growth can begin.The company,...
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Davis' Kicks May Help Bugel Save Big Red Job
Cards 30 Seahawks 27</P><P>If Phoenix coach Joe Bugel still has a chance at saving his job, Greg Davis and Steve Beuerlein and the other Cardinals are doing all they can to help him.</P><P>Davis tied the game Sunday...
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Demands Are Causing `Onlies'
The demands of the workplace are forcing more and more families to have only one child."From an organizational standpoint," said California computer executive Roberta Hartley, "having one child is more convenient, even if that's not very maternal-sounding.""It's...
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Dorf & Stanton to Help with Lake of the Ozarks Ad Blitz
The Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau has budgeted $1.2 million for its 1994 marketing campaign, nearly five times previous spending levels to promote the Lake. Dorf & Stanton Comunications Inc. will handle the publicity and media relations...
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Elke Dunkley: She Believes - Santa's a Real Doll!
Elke Dunkley saw her first Santa Claus when she was a child in Germany during World War II.She and her mother had been evacuated from their home in Kiel to a farm near the Danish border."I remember Santa was dressed in an old sack coat with some kind...
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Family, Friends Bring Holiday Stress, Woes
Dear Open Mind: It's that time of year again, for family and fun! Except it isn't always fun. My parents want me to go to church with them on Christmas Eve, be at every family gathering and buy gifts for all of my dear little nieces and nephews. I...
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Fear Grows in Somalia as U.S. Begins Pullout
The United States' top military officer, Gen. John Shalikashvili, arrived Sunday in Somalia to discuss the U.S. pullout and the fear of the U.N. alliance that the move could renew local warfare."The general will be here for two days. He will be meeting...
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Fear Grows in Somalia over U.S. Pullout
The United States' top military officer, Gen. John Shalikashvili, arrived Sunday in Somalia to discuss the U.S. pullout and the fear of the U.N. alliance that the move could renew local warfare."The general will be here for two days. He will be meeting...
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Firefighters Seek Talk on Contract Aldermen Won't Discuss Raises for Union Workers
About 25 Crestwood firefighters and their supporters attended the Crestwood Board of Aldermen's meeting last week and tried to talk to board members about a stall in contract negotiations.The firefighters complained that a 2 percent pay raise had been...
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FIRE & ICE WIFE HAS NOTION; SMITH SECONDS THAT EMOTION Series: SECOND OF TWO PARTS
Larry Smith never was anti-social, but he was introverted and had difficulty expressing emotion. Early in his coaching career, he often nudged his wife, Cheryl, to take the lead and deflect attention from him."We really complemented each other well,"...
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Firms Balk at Fee for Developers
Restaurant chains, convenience stores and real estate brokers want St. Louis County to reduce the fees levied against developers of new commercial structures to pay for nearby road improvements.Members of the Retail Employers and Builders Association...
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Foreign Visitors Find Rude Treatment Is Customary
Dear Abby: I came to the United States from the Netherlands in 1960 with a fairly good knowledge of the English language, but I took quite a ribbing about my pronunciation, and ignorance of your slang words and expressions.Over the years, friends and...
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Further Testing Urged for New `Genetic' Crops
The government should halt approval of crops derived from genetic engineering until it has more proof that the plants won't hurt the environment, says the Union of Concerned Scientists.The group contended Sunday that some hardier transgenic crops, as...
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Gifts from the East Come to Flood Survivors New Jersey Town Gives Portage Des Sioux $9,000
Santa Claus traveled to Portage des Sioux last weekend by way of Haddonfield, N.J.The spirit of Christmas has been working in Haddonfield since July, when history teacher Patty Kolodi began a campaign to raise $25,000 for the flood-ravaged town of Portage...
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Go Ahead and Indulge with Steak and Salad
ONE OF MY favorite meals during this season is a beef entree and a glass of a good red wine. For most of the year I don't really crave either, but Christmas is the time to indulge oneself, and nothing leaves me as well satisfied as a simple piece of...
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Good News and Bad on Inflation
The inflation rate for November came in at a modest and encouraging rate of two-tenths of one percent, the same as for the two preceding months when averaged together. This means that in the last 12 months, the cost of living as calculated by the government's...
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Greens Party Defends Comrades
Members of the Greens party angrily defended the memory of peace campaigners Petra Kelly and Gerd Bastian Sunday in the face of mounting evidence that the party was manipulated by the KGB and the East German secret police, the Stasi.Last week, a TV news...
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Group Celebrates New Ownership of Hospital Building
It's finally official: A group of 29 doctors and other investors are the owners of a Normandy building waiting to become a hospital."We're really excited that we've come this far," said Dr. Terry Weis, secretary-treasurer of the investors' group. "I...
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Gunmen Crash Party, Kill Three; Two Others Hurt
Gunmen burst into a party at an apartment in Oakland on Sunday and opened fire, killing three people and wounding two others, police said.Officers went to the apartment building around 5 a.m. to investigate a shooting, said police Lt. Mike Sims. "When...
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Hero Worshiper Oakville's Narzinski Follows in Joyner-Kersee's Jump Steps
Erin Narzinski had long fantasized meeting Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the Olympic heptathlon gold medalist and world record-holder.It's not some whimsical wish.She got her wish recently at the Joyner-Kersee Leadership Awards Dinner at the Regal Hotel where...
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Houston Honors Alm with Victory
Oilers 26 Steelers 17</P><P>Warren Moon's only promise before Houston's biggest game of the season was that the Oilers would honor the late Jeff Alm by playing with his reckless abandon and pent-up emotion.</P><P>The...
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Hull's `Trick' Trips Oilers 4-1 Blues Head Home after 3rd Win in a Row
The Road Trip From Hell turned into a fairly satisfying adventure for the Blues.Their grueling six-game sojourn spanned four time zones and included some wearying travel complications. Along the way, the Kings humiliated them 9-1 in Los Angeles and the...
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Illinois Sees Jackson St. as Challenge
University of Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson was talking about how tough tonight's opponent, Jackson State, could be for his team."Jackson State has four players returning from a team that lost to us by only four points here in Champaign last season,"...
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Immigrants May Face Lower Welfare Benefits
President Bill Clinton's welfare reform panel is considering cutting benefits to immigrants to finance more training, jobs and child care for single mothers on welfare, sources say.One source said Sunday that the panel had yet to begin discussions on...
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Israel Gains Recognition
Israel is having a very hard time getting its divorce from the Palestinians. But the news of the pending separation is being welcomed in interesting parts of the world.For instance, the Vatican, which has too long kept its diplomatic distance, will establish...
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Keeping Posted
INVESTINGInvestors Scoop Up High-tech StocksAre high-tech stocks on your shopping list?Investors are pouring cash into technology stock funds, according to Money magazine's Small Investor Index.Techno-value fans apparently hope to take advantage of sharp...
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La Story Ii: Cincy Wins Another
Bengals 15 Rams 3</P><P>The Cincinnati Bengals may be the National Football League's worst team, but they own LA.</P><P>The bumbling Bengals, 0-12 against the rest of the league, remained unbeaten against teams...
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Last Videotape of Father's Life Depicts Murder
LITTLE JERRY AND Heather Blackwell won't remember their father's funeral. They weren't there.They won't remember him either. Not much anyway. Not firsthand. Heather is 5 and Jerry III is 3 and, well, little memories are just so fleeting.Mostly, the kids...
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Lawyer Keeps Hectic Pace Felony Trials Find Ready Ear, Expertise at Low Cost
On days when prisoners in orange jumpsuits fill the holding rooms and hallways in the Madison County Courthouse, lawyer Thomas E. Hildebrand of Granite City scurries back and forth at a frenzied pace that has become a familiar yet amazing sight.That...
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Leader of Muslims Urges `Race Pride'
Imam W. Deen Mohammed, spiritual leader of thousands of black American Muslims, said Sunday in St. Louis that whites and blacks both needed "race pride," and that his followers should seek a distinct cultural character in this country."It will be Islamic...
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Leader of Muslims Urges `Race Pride' for Whites, Blacks
Imam W. Deen Mohammed, spiritual leader of thousands of black American Muslims, said Sunday in St. Louis that whites and blacks both needed "race pride," and that his followers should seek a distinct cultural character in this country."It will be Islamic...
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Left Turn Measure Tabled Council Gives Ladue Time to Consider Truck Policy
The St. Louis County Council has agreed to table until Jan. 13 a bill that would seriously hamper trucks trying to go from a service road of the new Ladue Crossing shopping center to the interchange of Delmar Boulevard and Interstate 170 in University...
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Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 in recent 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 penalties...
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Make-Ahead Frozen Dessert Is Letter Perfect for Holiday Guests
BETTY HENGEMUEHLER has a last-minute gift suggestion for people who cook.But even if no one buys her idea of giving a gift subscription to her recipe newsletter, it won't ruin her holiday mood. Her newsletter was a get-well gift she gave herself last...
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Many Say It's like Being in a Coffin
ANXIETY HAS been reported in up to 35 percent of patients undergoing the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, reports a study recently published in The Lancet, a British medical journal.In another study, published in The Journal of the American...
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Martin, Williams Spark Mu's 88-52 Win
Missouri's one-two punch of Erika Martin and Stacy Williams was too much for Eastern Illinois on Sunday.Martin scored 22 points and Williams added 18 as the Tigers rolled to an 88-52 victory over the Lady Panthers."Two things made a difference for us...
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Mccauley Makes His Point with Billikens
Carlos McCauley had a full season as a starter on a major-college basketball team behind him last spring. Still, he felt perplexed.He knew St. Louis University would add H Waldman to the roster after Waldman had missed a year following a transfer. Waldman...
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Mcmahon Attacks Pack Again
Vikings 21 Packers 17</P><P>The Green Bay Packers' postseason push was muddled by nemesis Jim McMahon, whose passing revived the Minnesota Vikings' chances of repeating as NFC Central champions.</P><P>McMahon passed...
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Medical-Care Job Market Has a Few Aches and Pains Providers Here Start to Feel Cost Squeeze
The man comes to the emergency room at St. John's Mercy Medical Center complaining of chest pain.The doctor's diagnosis is guarded. "I'm pretty sure it's not the heart - but. . ." he says.Until September, such a patient went straight to the high-care,...
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Miracle Dug Vermonter out from under Snow Job
Because St. Louis sits at the crossroads of the continent, our weather runs to the iffy. This year's Christmas may be white - or it may be brown and balmy.Still, we had a white Thanksgiving. That covering delighted our house guests, two sisters from...
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Mizzou Has Trouble Stoppin' Coppin St. Frazier's Shot at :03 Salvages 64-63 Win for Struggling Tigers
University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart wandered into the Hearnes Center only minutes before his team's game with Coppin State on Sunday.But he arrived ahead of 5,000 or so no-shows which were missing among the 13,349 seats sold. And he...
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Monday Memo
'Tis the season to look for a job.Traditionally, job hunters have stayed out of touch and out of sight at this time of year. Who wants to talk jobs, they say, when it's time to make merry? Anyway, nobody hires during the holidays.But that was before...
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Money Is the Top Gift for Most Travel Ranks a Close Second for Many Others
MORE than 1,000 people belong to the Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges, otherwise known as SCROOGE.The not-too-serious organization's quasi-serious mission is to de-emphasize the commercial aspects of Christmas.The...
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Moog Makes 30 Saves in Return; Stars Win
Andy Moog returned to the nets after missing eight games with a groin injury to backstop the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 National Hockey League victory Sunday over the Vancouver Canucks.Dallas ended a losing streak at two games when Moog stopped 30 shots,...
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Mourners Appreciate Visits of Loved Ones
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I lost our darling daughter to suicide a few months ago. In the last three years, I have lost four loved ones. My mother and a brother-in-law died in 1990, a sister in spring of 1993, and our daughter last August.Please...
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MRI Anxiety
THE PATIENT walked into the room deep inside the Barnes Hospital complex and eyed a hulking, black machine with apprehension.She was supposed to be put inside that machine for a diagnostic test called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which at that time,...
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Mris a Leap Ahead of Cats
ALTHOUGH MAGNETIC resonance imaging has been practical reality as a diagnostic tool for only a little over a decade, it is the result of scientific research that extends back nearly a century.Around 1900, in an attempt to achieve a cogent description...
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Msd Sends Notices of New Rates Storm-Water Fee to Be Based on Square Footage of Roofs, Driveways
Starting today, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will tell homeowners in St. Louis and St. Louis County what they will have to pay in a revised storm-water control charge.Homeowners can appeal the district's figures.The charge takes effect Jan....
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New York at Noon Where to Go When You're Ready to Take a Bite out of the Big Apple
Before the 1992 Democratic convention arrived in New York, a group of restaurateurs got together to talk about business, which was not good.The restaurateurs decided (reluctantly, I'm certain) to reduce prices, and they discovered a great gimmick to...
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New York `Santa' Brings Toys, Cheer to Hermann, Mo
Robin Watts of Medina, N.Y., began Christmas shopping last week for her three children.It's not that she's inefficient. She just had to complete a much larger shopping expedition: gathering 2,000 toys in her Medina classroom and finding a way to ship...
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Next Tax Bill May Focus on Gambling, Casualty Losses
The letters you send underscore your interest in the wide-ranging changes introduced by the 1993 tax act, the most recent overhaul of the tax code.Odds are that those letters are going to keep coming.How come?Because although the dust has yet to settle...
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N. Ireland Bomb Blast Hurts 5; Ira Suspected
A suspected IRA mine exploded Sunday, injuring five people, in the first attack in Northern Ireland since Wednesday's Anglo-Irish peace declaration.Two adults and three children on their way to a Christmas party were treated for shock after the large...
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Notebook
A Comet `Campaign'</P><P>The astronauts fixed the Hubble Space Telescope just in time for it to witness an unprecedented celestial spectacular. In July, a comet will slam into the giant planet Jupiter, generating a blast equal to a trillion...
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No Waiting: Private Sellers Avoid Gun Control
The Brady bill and similar gun-control laws on state books mandate a cooling-off period before anyone can buy a handgun, right? Wrong.Then they must require a government background check on all buyers. Wrong again.But at least they dictate that all handgun...
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No Way to Make Sense out of an Irrational Act
This is a sort of apology to the New York television producer who called the other day. She had wanted to talk to a thoughtful newspaper columnist and wound up talking to a crusty and ill-tempered old man. She was trying to put together a piece on the...
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Obituaries
Lucy McHugh</P><P>Lucy Mary McHugh, 91, formerly of Winfield, died Tuesday (Dec. 14, 1993) at a medical center in Riverdale, Ga.</P><P>Mrs. McHugh was a homemaker. She moved to Morrow, Ga. about two years ago.</P><P>The...
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Officials Agree to Form Panel Housing Redevelopment along Route 370 Debated
St. Charles city and county officials have agreed to form a joint committee to work to resolve differences on housing-redevelopment proposals along Route 370 in the northern part of the county.City and county officials agreed to form the group after...
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Officials Deny Mismanagement
Moline Acres officials have denied charges leveled recently by their predecessors that the city's finances are in disarray.Former Mayor Henry Manson and former City Clerk George Hawkes alleged in a meeting last week that the city's financial records...
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Older Worker's Options for Health Insurance Coverage
Q. If I continue to work past age 65, will my employer have to keep me on its group health insurance plan? I've worked for this company more than 20 years and have excellent coverage that I don't want to trade for Medicare. Also, a co-worker told me...
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One Man's Life Becomes Focus of Many Anxieties
BECAUSE OF ITS terrible intrusiveness, television is sometimes the only medium that can absolutely capture the emotion of a particular moment.So it was Friday night when a St. Louis television station aired a few seconds of footage that had been shot...
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Only 19 of 500 Levees Fixed
Four months after the Flood of '93 peaked at St. Louis, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed emergency repairs on only 19 of the more than 500 flood-gouged levees in the Midwest that asked for aid.Even so, corps officials said last week that they...
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On the Inflation Front, the Picture's as Clear as Mud
Stores around the country this holiday season have not been discounting prices heavily - at least not yet. Despite mediocre sales, retailers are apparently counting on consumers using credit cards this year.In the old days we'd say that consumers would...
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On the Menu for Christmas Day
THE BEST PART of Christmas is friends and family gathering to celebrate.The worst part is that someone has to feed them.With a little planning and some cooking ahead, the cook can enjoy the holidays with everyone else.Here's a game plan for hosting a...
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Outpatient Surgery Prices Vary Widely Hospitals Reveal Charges for Procedures
The same cataract operation can cost you as little as $900 or as much as $4,000 at 30 outpatient surgery facilities in St. Louis and St. Louis County, according to a state report scheduled to be made public today.In fact, the difference in prices for...
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Panel Formed to Examine Safety Issues
Parkway School District officials are forming a task force to review safety in the district, officials have announced.The task force will review security plans and discipline policies, and by Feb. 3 will bring recommendations to the School Board and...
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Patsies No More? New England Wins 2nd in Row
Patriots 20 Browns 17</P><P>Ever so slowly, ever so tediously, the New England Patriots are learning to win the close ones.</P><P>Leonard Russell capped an 80-yard drive by bursting 4 yards up the middle with 2 minutes...
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Peacemaker Shalom Manuel Was Sumner's Top Dog
Shalom Manuel brings a hard running style - and a unique name - to the football field."When I was born, there was a lot of war around the world, and my mother named me Shalom. It means peace," said Manuel, who was Sumner's starting fullback this football...
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Peace Talks on Mideast Progressing PLO Offers Compromise
The PLO offered to compromise on two main obstacles to Palestinian self-rule in the Israeli-occupied territories, and Israeli media reported much progress Sunday in talks to salvage the peace accord.Operating under a near-blackout of media, Israeli Foreign...
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People
Here comes the bride - today's the day that DONALD TRUMP and MARLA MAPLES walk down the aisle before 2,000 invited guests at the lucky guy's Manhattan hotel.Rumor has it that the bride will sport a $2 million, 325-diamond tiara over her wedding veil,...
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Picture This: Teleconferencing May Increase Travel Technology May Whet Appetites
Teleconferencing, both voice and video, is poised to become an even more common and cheaper way of doing business. But will it mean fewer days on the road for the business traveler?Perhaps not, and there is some thought it could lead to even more travel."You've...
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Postscripts
DIALING LONG DISTANCE</P><P>- It was the afternoon of the l-o-n-g field goal as five of 50 or more yards were kicked. The Buccaneers' Michael Husted blasted one from 57 yards, a franchise record, but it was in a losing effort. The Cards'...
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