St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 1, 1993

1994 Budget Plan Would Shift Duties, Some Departments
A $6.9 million budget proposed for O'Fallon in 1994 is being described as trend-setting by city officials because it would shift some city departments and responsibilities.The budget, which will be considered by the Board of Aldermen, would add employees...
26 of 28 NFL Owners Voted Yes to Make Jacksonville 30th Team
In football parlance, Touchdown Jacksonville! drove the length of the field with time running out to secure one of the biggest upset victories in National Football League history.The Jacksonville Jaguars, hardly a favorite through much of the expansion...
3 out of 4 Elderly Are Homeowners
Three elderly Americans in four are homeowners, and one-third have lived in the same house for 30 years or more, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.The report, based on a 1991 survey, challenges the notion that homeowners, when they reach 65, leave the family...
A Bleak Day for St. Louis
Disbelief followed by crushing disappointment was the reaction here Tuesday to the news that the National Football League had awarded its second expansion franchise to Jacksonville, Fla. The disappointment was all the harder to take because St. Louisans...
Adults Create New Tradition
FOR Claudia Gellman Mink, Nov. 20 is a special day, full of both the saddest and happiest of memories. In 1980, Mink attended the funeral of her father, Joseph Gellman, on that day. Two years later, in 1982, she celebrated her Jewish coming of age -...
Ama, Still Disputing Fda, Oks Silicone Breast Implants
The American Medical Association renewed its argument with the government over silicone breast implants Tuesday and said women ought to be able to get them for cosmetic purposes once they are informed of the risks.The AMA said that notwithstanding the...
Amtrak Wreck Hurts 70 Truck Stalls on Track at Crossing in Florida
An Amtrak passenger train smashed into a stalled tractor-trailer Tuesday as frantic state troopers tried to flag it down. About 70 people were injured.The oversized truck carrying a 150-ton generator got stuck at a train crossing several minutes before...
Area Fans Find Several Targets for Their Wrath
Here's how metropolitan area sports fans responded to the announcement Tuesday that Jacksonville - and not St. Louis - was to be awarded a National Football League expansion franchise:"Utter disbelief," said Dan Rohlfing, 30."I'm frustrated," said Mitch...
Asthma Is Reversible, Emphysema Is Not
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have had asthma since childhood. As a child I had to stay in during cold weather. I've never smoked, but my doctor says now I have emphysema. Could my asthma have turned into emphysema?Asthma doesn't cause emphysema. Asthma is reversible....
Baltimore Hopefuls Are Baffled, Bitter
Even before the National Football League announced Jacksonville as its second expansion city Tuesday, Baltimore's Leonard "Boogie" Weinglass was disconsolate."I'll try not to be too sour about it," said Weinglass, who headed one of three competing ownership...
Best Friends, for Better, for Worse
I HADN'T seen my best friend in five years.What would she look like? She promised me she'd be fat and have enough wrinkles to plant sufficient wheat to feed the Soviet Union.If she lied to me, I'd never speak to her again.That's the kind of friends we...
Big Country Is Big Hit despite a Slow Start
BIG Country, a hard-driving British rock band best remembered for their 1984 hit of the same name, powered out tunes from their latest album, "The Buffalo Skinners," at Mississippi Nights on Sunday.The nearly two-hour concert started off slowly and brought...
Bills Face a New Main Mustang
St. Louis University's basketball team played Southern Methodist twice last season, each time with grim results. James Gatewood III played forward for SMU both times.SLU fans might not remember him. "I was more of a role player the last three years,"...
Blindsided: Rejection Stuns Gateway Group
For the Gateway Partnership, everything was just too eerily similar to the scene here just over a month ago.Same hotel, same suite, same security guard, same optimism.Same result - no team.Once again, lead partner Stan Kroenke ate minestrone soup for...
Blues Try to Get Well vs. Leafs
A home-and-home series against the Toronto Maple Leafs just might be the proper prescription to cure whatever it is that ails the sickly Blues. They haven't been the same since their first and only meeting with the Leafs on Nov. 11.In that game, Ron...
Brady Bill Becomes U.S. Law Audience Applauds Signing Ceremony
As James Brady turned in his wheelchair to watch, President Bill Clinton signed the most sweeping federal gun-control bill in a quarter-century Tuesday. "Americans are finally fed up with violence," Clinton declared.Cheers and applause erupted in the...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS AIRLINES</P><P>TWA To Lay Off 137 Mechanics At KC</P><P>Trans World Airlines Inc. said Tuesday that it will lay off 137 mechanics at its overhaul base in Kansas City on Jan. 3, as Hawaiian Airlines replaces Lockheed...
Briefs
BOSNIA U.S. Pledges To Boost Its Winter Relief Effort</P><P>The Clinton administration promised an additional $150 million in winter aid to Bosnia's hungry and homeless civilians Tuesday while declaring the situation in the former Yugoslav...
Briefs
BOSNIA U.S. To Increase Aid To War Destitute</P><P>President BIll Clinton's administration promised on Tuesday an additional $150 million in winter aid to Bosnia's hungry and homeless civilians while declaring the situation in the former ...
Busy Signal Videophone Dialing New Market
For all the hoopla over the high-tech, innovative, interactive products of the future, the videophone is one product consumers are leaving behind.The AT&T VideoPhone, failing to attract much consumer enthusiasm after a year and a half of sitting on store...
Central Hardware Sale near, Court Told
A lawyer for Central Hardware Co. told the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis Tuesday that a deal is close for the sale of the chain.John Collen, who represents Central; a related company, Witte Hardware Corp.; and the parent of both firms, Spirit Holding...
City Seeks Ruling on All Leases
The city of St. Louis filed suit in St. Louis Circuit Court Tuesday asking a judge to rule on the validity of gambling boat leases with John E. Connelly at the same time the judge rules on one with Floyd Warmann.Last month Circuit Judge James R. Dowd...
Clark Is Taking Great Pains to Stay Healthy; It's Working
In a Stanley Cup playoff game three years ago, Toronto's Wendel Clark had lined up the Blues' Kelly Chase for a big hit along the boards.But Clark peeled off at the last instant and avoided the contact, not what one would have expected from one of the...
Clinical Depression Is More Than Blues
Dear Abby: More than 12 million people in America suffer from clinical depression and don't realize it. Depression is a word commonly used to describe temporarily down moods or sad feelings, but for many it means something much more.Clinical depression...
Clinton Ready to `Bawl My Eyes Out'
It was meant to be a double celebration.Jerry Clinton, the man who began the drive to put a National Football League expansion team in St. Louis, was an honored guest Tuesday night at a reunion banquet of former boxers from the South Broadway Athletic...
Clinton's Lobbyist Faces Uphill Fight
Howard Paster's decision to leave the White House, where he was President Bill Clinton's top congressional lobbyist, speaks volumes about the effort it took to achieve this year's legislative victories.Paster, who was fanatic about returning phone calls...
Clinton's Rtc Choice Withdraws Nomination
The real estate executive chosen by President Bill Clinton to manage the savings and loan cleanup formally withdrew his troubled nomination Tuesday, blaming allegations spread by insiders who feared he would crack down on waste and fraud.In a seven-page...
Confident Illini Start Offe with Lasalle
The basketball season, one of high hopes and much promise, has arrived for the University of Illinois.Ranked in the Top 25 for the first time since the end of the 1989-90 season, the Fighting Illini open with a nonconference game against La Salle at...
Connelly's Firm Gets Leg Up on Casino License Application for St. Louis in First Batch
President Riverboat Casinos Inc. may have a head start in getting a state license to open a floating casino on the St. Louis riverfront.The company is one of four undergoing background checks in the first round of investigations by the Missouri Gaming...
Cook County State's Attorney Might Challenge Gov. Edgar
Gov. Jim Edgar's once-clear path through the Republican primary grew more treacherous Tuesday with word that Cook County State's Attorney Jack O'Malley was considering challenging the incumbent.O'Malley met with GOP leaders over the weekend and was conducting...
Devine, Mizzou Trying to Forge Ahead after Enduring Difficult Day
Devine intervention in the University of Missouri football program prevailed Monday, accompanied by indications that the decision about the future of coach Bob Stull was as wrenching as advertised.Athletic director Dan Devine, who has no aversion to...
E. St. Louis at Odds with State Advisers: Who Controls Spending?
Who controls the municipal purse strings in East St. Louis?Both the City Council and a state panel that oversees the city's finances are claiming the right. And each side has threatened to take the other to court to prove it.That is just the latest sign...
Fake Charge of `Softness on Child Pornography'
This is a story about how politics can degrade the legal process. The underlying subject is a nasty one: child pornography. But the larger theme is too important to ignore for that reason.Nine years ago Congress made it a crime to receive or possess...
Family Feuds: Calling a Truce during the Holidays
IF YOU didn't have a good relationship with your family in January, April or June, don't expect it to improve magically for the holidays. In fact, the storybook expectations of the season may exacerbate conflicts.Penny Bilofsky, author of "In-Laws, Out-Laws"...
Family Flicks
Recommended for family viewing:</P><P>COOL RUNNINGS (PG) - A bumpy but ultimately pleasing ride with the Jamaican bobsled team that captivated the 1988 Olympic Games. A few relatively minor profanities don't keep it from being a worthwhile...
Family Held Hostage Escapes Terror When Police Shoot Gunman
As a terrified mother clutched two children, police in gray camouflage fired within inches of her head Tuesday, critically wounding a teen-age robber who held them at gunpoint.Two expertly fired bullets from a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol hit Anthony...
Fans in St. Louis React
Joel Rebmann, 44, of St. Louis, a corporate credit manager:"We built the field, and the dream didn't come through. It's most disappointing. It would have been a lot of fun to have a team. I hope St. Louis can still put together a better offer for an...
Fierce Competition Knocks Even State Qualifiers out of Lineup
The St. Charles West High wrestling team appeared to be set. After all, the Warriors returned most of their lineup from a team that placed fifth at state in Class 3A a year ago.But then came the final round of challenge matches."The competition in our...
Finding His Way Back from Beer
I believed in Santa Claus until I was 10 years old. When the tooth fairy didn't show up to put a quarter under my pillow, one year, I was devastated. When Mama and Daddy got divorced, I was the child who hurt the most. I was the middle child.I heard...
From Lemon to Lemonade?
Religion and politics may make for good barroom arguments, but religion and education promise to add up to a complex, emotional dilemma for the U.S. Supreme Court. The court has accepted a case from New York involving a public school district created...
Gaza Strip Has Worst Riots since Accord
In the bloodiest day of street battles since the Israel-PLO accord was signed, thousands of Palestinians threw stones and firebombs and burned tires Tuesday to protest against the army hunt for PLO gunmen and the lack of progress in peace talks.Israeli...
Granite City Tea Plant May Close
A group of 140 union machinists at the Nestle Beverage Co. in Granite City are hoping their tea time isn't over."What we have been told is that the Nestle . . . owners in Switzerland want to consolidate their operations and that they may move our instant...
Hertz Puts Phones in Its Florida Cars
Hertz Corp. said Tuesday that it will offer vehicle-installed cellular telephones at some car rental locations in Florida as early as this week as part of a nationwide expansion program.The world's largest car rental company said the expansion into Florida...
Hints from Heloise
Five handy uses for egg cartons:They are great for earring storage.Use for storing buttons.Organize small items in them for a garage sale.Put in boots to help keep their shape.Store flower bulbs in them. *****Dear Heloise: I...
How to Gripe Successfully How You Do It Can Make a Serious Difference to Mate
IS YOUR MARRIAGE about to blow a gasket? Maybe it's because you and your spouse complain about each other a lot, but not very well.So says Jess Alberts, an associate professor in Arizona State University's department of communication.Alberts, who has...
How to Keep Those Gadgets Rolling for Holidays
Don't call me a Grinch. I've watched "It's a Wonderful Life" so many times I stutter like Jimmy Stewart.But the holidays can be a high-tech disaster. For reasons as obvious as Santa in a hot tub, every gadget in the house - camcorder, stereo, TV, VCR...
Hubble Repair Mission Faces High Stakes Astronauts to Fit Faulty Telescope with Special Lens
IN A FEW WEEKS, the troubled Hubble space telescope, which has been orbiting for more than three years, could be casting its first really sharp-eyed gaze on the heavens.The result may be the strongest evidence yet for the existence of black holes and...
Incinerator Planned for Tnt Waste Army Explosives Plant Residues Fouled St. Charles County Site
The Army wants to build an incinerator to burn soil and 14 miles of wooden pipeline contaminated by explosives at the old Weldon Spring Ordnance Works in St. Charles County.The Army Corps of Engineers today will make public a proposal for construction...
In the Kitchen with the Duchess Wallis Simpson's Reminiscences, Recipes on Block
JUST WHEN we thought they'd been totally forgotten, they're back.Amy and Joey?No. Wallis and Edward.You remember them, Wallis Warfield Simpson, the Baltimore divorcee, and Edward VIII, the King of England. Also known as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.For...
Jerry Orbach Wants to Keep `Law & Order'
WHEN Jerry Orbach joined TV's "Law & Order," he told Christopher Noth, "You may not be my last partner, but I'm your last partner."Noth has played Det. Mike Logan since "Law & Order" started on NBC (9 p.m. tonight on Channel 5) four seasons ago, first...
Kc Schools Still Too Segregated, Court Panel Rules
A federal appeals court has put the brakes on an effort by the state of Missouri to loosen court control of the Kansas City desegregation case.A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from Attorney General Jay Nixon...
Lady Warriors Kick off Season with Dramatic Comeback
No matter how the season turns out, the St. Charles West High girls basketball team will have a hard time topping its season-opener.In a game played last week at St. Charles, the Warriors trailed by five points with 20 seconds to play. And St. Charles...
Latest Skirmishes on Sensitivity Front
Five hundred and one years ago an Italian started American history, which, sensitive people say, has been a blood-soaked tale of unrelieved exploitation, racism, sexism, genocide, violation of the rights of old-growth forests and victimization all around....
Lindenwood Renews Fund Drive for Gym Second Phase Set in $4.65 Million Campaign
The president of Lindenwood College said Tuesday the college would continue its fund-raising effort to build a new 3,000-seat gymnasium on the campus in St. Charles."We've been leasing a sports complex in Bridgeton for our basketball, volleyball and...
Madison County Democrats Endorse Phelan Candidate for Governor Pleased with Decision
The Madison County Democratic Central Committee said Tuesday that it was endorsing Chicagoan Richard Phelan in his quest to become the party's nominee for governor. The party in St. Clair County already had endorsed Phelan."They were all good candidates,"...
Memphis Is Philosophical over Defeat
Pepper Rodgers was understandably grumpy.He had been directing the Memphis expansion bid since late 1986. The Tennessee city had been pushing for a National Football League team for 28 years. The money man in the deal, cotton merchant Billy Dunavant...
Merit-System Rules Assailed as Too Restrictive
The rights of St. Charles County employees to run for public office and to take part in political campaigns would be limited under merit-system rules that were the subject of a public hearing last week.The rules, which are subject to change, were proposed...
Mexican Migrants Send Money Home `Lost Manpower' Becomes Venture Capital
The first time Salvador Espinoza went north looking for work, he was 16 and so broke that he had to walk the 1,400 miles from his hometown to the Mexicali border crossing.Forty years later, he commutes between his vegetable processing plant in Salinas,...
Mexico's Next President
With the North American Free Trade Agreement safely signed and sealed, Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, called the PRI, announced the party's candidate to succeed President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. If the PRI's 64-year winning streak...
Missouri Panel's Weak Reforms
A state commission on health-insurance reforms has proposed a varied but disappointing approach to making health insurance accessible throughout Missouri. In the state's two major metropolitan areas, the panel calls for a managed-competition approach....
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Welcome to Weasel-Suit Wednesday here in the eye-opened spaces. To explain, we must begin today's program with a sad note from the sports world:CAREY LLOYD, 60, a professional wrestler we better knew as "Freight Train" RUFUS R. JONES, died after suffering...
Mothers of Preteen Girls Face Hard Fashion Choices
THE PROBLEM for Carol Friedman is one faced by many mothers of preteen girls.A special party comes along and Friedman is forced to hunt through children's or juniors departments to find something dressy for her 12-year-old daughter, Lisa, to wear."It's...
Murray Defends His Effort, Won't Accept Any Blame
Fran Murray wasn't here on National Football League decision day, but his lawyer's letterhead was.Murray said his attorney, Gael Mahoney, sent NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue a letter asking the league to pick St. Louis for an expansion team but to decide...
New Editions for Wine Library
WHETHER the wine grape harvest is large or small, the wine book harvest always has a bumper crop, and 1993 is no exception.There are, as always, huge compendia of information, reminiscences, guide books, combinations of wine-and-food or wine-and-travel,...
New Median Is Proving a Real Traffic-Stopper
Steve Thiede of St. Peters felt fine the other night as he drove along Manchester Road to his girlfriend's house. But an invisible and unpleasant surprise waited for him on the other side of Clarkson Road: a 20-foot-wide concrete median sitting where...
NFL 30, St. Louis 0 Jacksonville, Fla., Pulls off Upset for NFL Expansion Team
St. Louis lost. And Jacksonville, Fla., won. In the history of St. Louis sports, there may have been no bigger upset.St. Louis, the city with the largest market, with a domed stadium under construction, with the potential threat of the New England Patriots...
NFL Knocks St. Louis off Its High Horse
Members of the St. Louis delegation showed up for election day beaming with optimism. Back home, a celebration was planned for o Laclede's Landing, a festive party to welcome the NFL back to town.We never realized the imminent danger that was about to...
NFL Loss Reignites Stadium Debate but Completion Should Be on Schedule, Says Agency Building Facility
The new downtown football stadium should be completed as planned despite St. Louis' failure to get a new team, the head of the agency building the facility said Tuesday.Robert J. Baer, chairman of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex...
NFL Loss Reignities Stadium Debate but Completion Should Be on Schedule, Says Agency Building Facility
The new downtown football stadium should be completed as planned despite St. Louis' failure to get a new team, the head of the agency building the facility said Tuesday.Robert J. Baer, chairman of the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex...
Patriots May Stand Pat Orthwein Wants to Keep Team in New England
St. Louis may have lost two National Football League teams Tuesday.One, of course, was the expansion franchise that went to Jacksonville, Fla. The other quite possibly was the New England Patriots.If the demise of the Stallions wasn't enough, James Busch...
Payton Tackled for Loss
Out of nowhere, Walter Payton appeared in the second-floor lobby Tuesday at the Hyatt. He made himself available for interviews right around lunch time.And in case any National Football League owners happened to wander by, they would get a not-so-subtle...
PC Can Help Seek Business Opportunities
Are you looking for business opportunities? Your computer can help you search.Franchise It!, a $50 Windows program for IBM-compatible computers from Positive Software Solutions of Playa del Rey, Calif., provides details of more than 1,000 franchise opportunities....
People
Sorry, "Seinfeld" fans. Comedic master of his domain JERRY SEINFELD tops Spy magazine's list of the top 100 worst people, places and things of 1993, narrowly edging out BILL and HILLARY CLINTON. Among Seinfeld's misdeeds, the magazine says: 1. Mating...
Prime Time with Kids
HERE'S A FUN indoor activity that will teach your family about crystal formation. Since sugar crystal formation can take up to two weeks, your children will no doubt learn a bit about patience, too! But when they observe candy forming on the string,...
Questions and Answers
Q. Why did St. Louis fail?A. In no particular order, these were negative factors: perception of instability because of eleventh-hour change in ownership groups; concerns over unsettled stadium lease; potential litigation from Fran Murray and Jerry Clinton;...
Readers Disagree on Marriage Advice
Dear Ann Landers: You were out to lunch in your response to "Ms. Chips in Miami." She was the 60-year-old schoolteacher who was considering marriage to the 65-year-old man. He insisted that they split all expenses down the middle.I was in her spot a...
Rothman-Serot's Exit Raises More Questions Than It Answers
WHICH OF THE FOUR Democrats running for the U.S. Senate is helped the most by last week's abrupt departure of St. Louis County Councilwoman Geri Rothman-Serot?Rep. Alan Wheat, D-Kansas City, whom Rothman-Serot endorsed and asked her backers to support?Jackson...
School Concerns: From New Math to Computers
WHEN OUR PARENTS were worried about our education, they had an advantage over most of us.They had some idea of what was going on.Sure, maybe we had to study New Math instead of old algebra, or master information about DNA that wasn't part of their biology...
Service Set for Victims of Drunks
A candlelight service to remember those who were killed in accidents involving drunken drivers will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the football field at Fort Zumwalt South High School, 8050 Mexico Road, St. Peters.The service is being organized by Citizens...
Site of Prostitution Arrests Spa to Stay Open despite Suspicions
National Health II, a new health spa in St. Charles, will continue operating despite the arrests this weekend of two employees on suspicion of prostitution.Charles Callier, assistant city attorney, says the charge has not been proven and the allegation...
Southwest Virus Is Grown in Lab Researchers Can Now Study Disease That Struck 45, Killed 27
Progress has been made toward controlling the disease that killed 27 people in the Southwest last spring.The disease, called a hantavirus, struck 45 people this year. Now the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has grown it in a laboratory...
Sport Shorts
Bill Laimbeer, whose flying elbows helped give the Detroit Pistons their "bad boy" image in the late 1980s, may be through with pro basketball."I won't deny it. How about that?" Laimbeer said Tuesday when asked about reports that he planned to retire...
Spurned Suitors NFL Reduced Rich, Powerful to Impatient, Angry
Rich and successful people aren't used to loitering, killing time, nervously pacing while awaiting a major decision they can't control.But some of the best and brightest of American commerce found themselves in a maddening limbo while National Football...
Students Audition for Disney Sitcom
TUBELINGS: Auditions for principal roles in the upcoming Disney TV sitcom "Gaby" were quietly held the other day at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. St. Louis is the locale for the show, which will begin production in February.The show's writer-producer, Bruce...
The Bar Mitzvah Debate Spirituality Competes with Celebration at Some Coming-of-Age Ceremonies
WHEN Andy Salsman, 13, of West County became a bar mitzvah on Sept. 4, his family considered it a true cause for celebration.And celebrate they did."Andy is an only child, and the only grandchild on both sides of our family, so he felt a keen responsibility...
The Right Stripe Strong Ties to Tigers Top Tobin's Resume
University of Missouri athletic director Dan Devine says he doesn't have a short list of prospects to replace Bob Stull, who resigned Monday as football coach.But he does have a short working definition of the ideal candidate."I do believe in the uniqueness...
The Tape Is Rolling on Debate over Police Using Videotapes
Many police departments around the country are moving ahead with plans to use video cameras as a law enforcement tool.Police In Palmdale, Calif., Fredricksburg, Va., and Newark, N.J. insist that videotaping has become a valuable part of crime control,...
This Season, Scoring Is a Mighty Goal
The most surprising first-quarter development in this National Hockey League season is the absolute dearth of scoring.Last season five teams averaged more than four goals scored per game and only four teams averaged fewer than three goals. Through the...
This Season, Scoring Is a Mighty Goal
The most surprising first-quarter development in this National Hockey League season is the absolute dearth of scoring.Last season five teams averaged more than four goals scored per game and only four teams averaged fewer than three goals. Through the...
This Time, Coral Court Doesn't Mean Clandestine
`SORRY, HONEY, I have a late meeting tonight. Seven o'clock. Don't wait dinner."The adulterers' favorite excuse is now being used to save the adulterers' favorite place: The Coral Court Motel.This time, the old line is true.Lovers - of architecture -...
Tough Prison Facing Brutality Trial
It is the end of the line for California's toughest and most dangerous convicts - men who've killed, rape and robbed, men whose gangs have terrorized their prisons.But these felons say the security unit at Pelican Bay State Prison is to tough, even for...
Treasurer Candidates Are off and Running
The campaign for treasurer of Madison County started in earnest Tuesday with the former treasurer saying he wants his old job back, another candidate winning a major endorsement and the incumbent fulfilling his campaign promise to send back a pay raise.Former...
Trigger Man for Lisa Suter Gets 2nd Life Term in Killing
Daniel Johnson, the trigger man who in February helped convict a St. Charles County judge's daughter of murdering her husband, took his turn in court Tuesday.Johnson, about 25, pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in St. Charles County Circuit...
U.S. Consumers See Brighter Days but Some Here Still Cautious
Consumers' spirits were soaring just as the Christmas shopping season started, according to a new survey by the Conference Board.But that doesn't necessarily mean shoppers will be spending more in St. Louis.The Conference Board's index of consumer confidence...
U.S. Panel to Assist Aids Researchers
The government will enlist experts from private industry, academia and activist groups to help remove obstacles to the discovery of new drugs to combat AIDS, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala said Tuesday.Shalala said her new task force...
Violent Behavior Is Learned Behavior
A few years ago, during a group therapy session for behaviorally disordered teens, one kid, call him Thom, revealed how on a number of occasions he had witnessed his father severely beating his mother. A half hour later, on a different topic, Thom spoke...
Warriors, Robertson: Much Ado about Something
A certain excitement surrounds the St. Charles West High boys basketball team.Maybe it's that the Warriors were 25-3 a year ago and lost just two players from that team. Maybe it's that West will play in the Shootout at the Arena next week or in the...
Webster Groves Residents Express Emf Concerns at Meeting
Some Webster Groves residents expressed doubt Tuesday night about assurances of experts that a new Union Electric Co. power line through the city poses no health threat."We want answers, not rhetoric," said Seth Langton, an architect who lives in Webster...
Would-Be Fans Nurse Stalled Hopes
Parties planned as celebrations took a turn for the reverse Tuesday afternoon after the NFL selected Jacksonville for an expansion team.Attendance was down - and so were spirits - at get-togethers at AJ's nightclub in the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown and...
Yemenis Set to Free U.S. Envoy
American diplomat Haynes R. Mahoney remained in the hands of Yemeni captors Tuesday, but U.S. and Yemeni officials said they expected him to be freed soon.Interior Minister Yehya al-Mutawakil said he expected the tribesmen who abducted Mahoney Thursday...