St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 3, 1994

Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: I read the letter you published from "Inmate 711895" and had to respond."Inmate" stated that he smoked marijuana for 20 years, and during that time, he also used cocaine. If his consumption of those substances was so harmful, how was it that...
A-B's New Ice Draft to Add Light Variety
Ice Draft Light, the inevitable companion of Ice Draft, debuted Monday in Texas, and will be in a liquor store near you by late summer."Ice Draft Light introduces an ice-brewed, cold filtered draft beer featuring a distinctively light body with only...
Aftershock Senna's Death Renews Debate over Safety
If Ayrton Senna had been driving an Indy car, he might have walked away from the crash that ended his life Sunday at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.That's the opinion of Michael Andretti, who was Senna's teammate last year on the Formula One...
Aftershock Senna's Death Renews Debate over Safety
While auto racing fans mourning the death of Ayrton Senna brought flowers to a local morgue, the governing body of the Formula One circuit was being harshly criticized Monday following the death of its marquee driver."He was the greatest, the best. An...
A Musical Buffet with Queen Ida
QUEEN Ida can really cook. Seafood gumbo, sparerib and sausage jambalaya, corn maquechoux and chaudin are some of her favorites, which she published in a cookbook called "Cookin' With Queen Ida." She has an album by the same name, filled with spicy cajun...
At White House, a Man Meets His Indian Past Reporter Crosses from Observer to Participant with Osage Leader
CALL THIS A forked-tongue dilemma.When President Bill Clinton met with the leaders of America's 547 Indian tribes last week, a part of me wanted to say there haven't been this many Redskins in the White House since the last time Washington won the Super...
Babies Get Lost in Small Cracks
Shayna Bryant's four siblings say that when her parents wanted to punish her they gave her a choice of a beating or going without food for two days. After she was found dead on her fourth birthday on a Formica table in her family's Bronx apartment, an...
Ballet Companies Take Different Steps
ST. LOUIS is one of the few American cities its size that lacks a fully professional ballet company. Along with playing regular host to the Kansas City-based State Ballet of Missouri, however, it fosters a number of small troupes whose ambitions are...
Brain Food Labeling Law Taking Effect as Stars Help
Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Kirby Puckett are teaming up with the Goodyear blimp and Curious George to get out the word that new food labels are on the way.They're helping to introduce the Food and Drug Administration's "nutrition facts" label that...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS DEFENSE INDUSTRY McDonnell Douglas Leads Contractors</P><P>McDonnell Douglas Corp. led in Pentagon contract awards in fiscal 1993 for the second consecutive year, the Defense Department said Monday. The Pentagon awarded $123.7...
Briefs
MISSOURI JOURNALISM FOUNDATION DINNER Columnist Page Is Keynote Speaker</P><P>Nationally syndicated columnist Clarence Page will be the keynote speaker for the May 25 awards dinner of the Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis....
Briefs
IllinoisBELLEVILLEMan To Be Tried For Slayings SeparatelyAccused serial killer Lorenzo Fayne will be tried for five murders one at a time, despite his attorney's request that they be tried together, Circuit Judge James K. Donovan ruled Monday.Donovan...
Briefs
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Fighting Intensifies; U.N. Accused In Killing Of 9</P><P>Stepped-up shelling and firefights were reported Monday between Bosnian Serbs and the Muslim-led government - from Brcko to the far north, where forces are reported...
Briefs
World BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA Fighting Intensifies; U.N. Accused In Killing Of 9</P><P>Stepped-up shelling and firefights were reported Monday between Bosnian Serbs and the Muslim-led government - from Brcko to the far north, where forces...
Bulimarexia: Eating and Then Inducing Vomiting
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you tell me the long-term effects of eating, then vomiting? I have been doing it for years. I have had a drinking problem, which I stopped three months ago. I've never told anyone about all this. It kind of feels good to finally...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN Management Recruiters has opened at 2536 Old Highway 94 South in the Regency Office Building. The office is operated by Tom Payne. Telephone: 441-3235. SPOTLIGHT Gene R. Brown has been named administrative director of rehabilitation...
By the Letter Clerk Candidate Is Fired from County Job
After being fired from her job Monday morning, Kate Fellers said her first order of business would be "to take a hot bubble bath." Then, with renewed effort and mounting support, Fellers said, she planned to plunge into her campaign to win the Republican...
Castiglione Took Lessons from Original `Great One'
Joe Castiglione, mild-mannered college bureaucrat, never would call himself The Great One.For 12 1/2 years at Mizzou, where he now is athletic director, he was just plain Joe. Castiglione, only 36, had long before made a name for himself nationally with...
Caution: Teen-Age Drinkers Parents Carry Part of Blame for Their Tolerance, Schools Say
With proms and graduation parties just around the corner, teen-age drinking is heading into high season.And school and police officials who deal with the results say parents are a big part of the problem.Yvonne Kauffman, principal of Webster Groves High...
Clinton Seeks to Clip Snarls from Air Traffic Control
The administration of President Bill Clinton has decided that the vast network of computers and people who guide 19,000 scheduled airline flights a day across the country is so bureaucratically encrusted that both safety and efficiency will be threatened...
Comic Relief: Degeneres Makes Case for Changes
IF you thought "These Friends of Mine" got even funnier with last week's episode, you're not alone. Star Ellen DeGeneres thought so, too.DeGeneres, a stand-up comic for 13 years, was concerned that a lot of her style got lost in the transition to TV....
Community Council Sets Annual Awards Dinner
The Community Council of St. Charles County will have its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the All Occasion Banquet Center, 111 Compass Point, St. Charles.The keynote speaker will be Ruth Koch, an educational specialist with the Associated Counselors...
Conference Focuses on Teaching Skills to Handle Violence
Suburban children are not immune to violence in their homes or classrooms. Stopping violence against children by teaching children how to mediate disputes with their peers and by giving families emotional and behavioral skills was the subject of a conference...
Council Aim: Redraw Wards without Political Conflicts
The St. Charles City Council is trying to do something no previous council has been able to do: take the politics out of drawing a new ward map.Two years ago, voters approved a charter amendment increasing the number of wards to 10 from 5. The boundaries...
Couple Planned Slaying of Husband, Police Say Woman, Ex-Husband Hired Teen for $900
A woman and her former husband paid $900 to a 15-year-old "hit man" in a foiled plot to kill her current husband for his life insurance, the Alton police said Monday.Charged with solicitation for murder for hire were Gloria J. Wallace, 36, of the 4400...
Crime Bill Looks like Spending Bonanza for Cities, Police
Who says crime doesn't pay?For mayors, police departments, state correctional authorities and proponents of a vast array of social programs, the federal crime bill moving toward final congressional approval is shaping up as a once-in-a-lifetime bonanza.Behind...
Death of Manufacturing Greatly Exaggerated
Imagine turning on your television to watch the local news and hearing: "Food riots continue for the third straight week in downtown St. Louis. Government officials are unsure how to stem the tide of unrest. Everyone wonders how a nation that was once...
Debtors Will Soon See Impact of Rising Rates
Attention all debtors: If you're not already paying more for your loans, you will be soon.The Federal Reserve has hiked short-term interest rates three times since Feb. 4. They're now at 3.75 percent, up from 3 percent when the rise began. Fed watchers...
Delay of Games Lady Lions to Resume Tourney Play Thursday
The Lindenwood College softball team was just starting to get things rolling. Then the rain fell. And fell some more.The NAIA District 16 Tournament last weekend at the Rainbow Sports Complex in Columbia was put on hold due to the weekend's heavy rain....
Drug Czar Urges Ban on Assault Weapons Area Anti-Crime Leaders Endorse Clinton's Plan
St. Louis area leaders in criminal justice joined the nation's drug czar here Monday to endorse President Clinton's proposal to ban certain assault weapons."Guns are the scourge of America," said St. Louis County Chief Ronald Battelle. "The NRA says...
Enter `Safety Zone' at Own Risk - or Buy Cheap Sofa
THERE'S PLENTY to be afraid of out there: rapists, carjackers, burglars, handguns. Not to mention ex-wives, attorneys, ex-wives' attorneys, movie theater popcorn, warm mayonnaise and horizontal stripes.Like many of us, I have been thinking more about...
Family Is Offering $2,500 in Death, Mutilation of Man
The family of a man whose mutilated body was found in Montgomery County in January is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer.The victim, Earl Lindemann, 54, was a hog farmer who lived outside of Hawk...
First of 2 Trials Opens in '92 Decaro Slaying
St. Charles County Prosecutor Timothy A. Braun says he will show that Daniel A. Basile was hired by Richard Decaro two years ago to kill his wife, Elizabeth Decaro, and that Basile followed through with the plan.Public Defender Cathy DiTraglia says that...
Freedom Is Standing in Line to Vote
Freedom is a precious, fragile commodity, and there is no more vital expression of freedom than the right to vote. We could see and feel that last week as millions of black South Africans went to the polls for the first time in their lives to exercise...
Ghettos `Get Down' with Mandela in Toyi-Toyi
AN ERUPTION of joy swept the vast black ghettos of South Africa on Monday night as Nelson Mandela claimed his presidential victory with a bit of boogie dancing on television that was instantly imitated by street throngs across the country.Even the pool...
Government Putting Squeeze on Rifles Worries Ex-Marine
A guy I know likes to relax with a rifle in his hands. Whenever he can, he motors out to the Missouri Conservation Department's firing range in St. Charles County.These days, he's trying to squeeze in as many trips as he can. That's because he frets...
Grand Jury to Get Case against Venice Officer
A grand jury in Madison County will hear allegations this week against a police officer from Venice who already has been charged with holding a woman at his home against her will, authorities said Monday.The officer, Roland D. Wilson Jr., 24, of the...
GROUP SESSIONS HELP YOUTHS FIND `INNER CHILD' Series: Juvenile Injustice Sidebar Story
TWELVE TEEN-AGE BOYS sit on the floor of their dormitory.Some slouch against bed frames. Others settle into oversized pillows. If you didn't know that these youths had stolen cars, burglarized homes and sold drugs, you might think it was a gathering...
Harmful Attention Focused on Howard
The professor was trying to make himself heard by an NBC television crew despite the loud cursing of several students. They didn't like what he was saying, so they shouted obscenities to prevent the videotape from being used by the network. Recalling...
High Court Deals Blow to Waste Incinerator Industry
The increasingly iffy economics of trash-to-energy plants took another jolt on Monday when the Supreme Court ruled that ash from the incinerators was subject to costly hazardous-waste rules.In a case from Chicago, the court ruled 7-2 in Washington that...
Holy Bull Avoids Collision with Pony during Workout
D. Wayne Lukas knows Tabasco Cat will always be "the horse that ran over Jeff."By week's end, he would like him also to be the 1994 Kentucky Derby winner."I know in some years past, I might have had to make an excuse for bringing them," he said. "I don't...
Honor Roll
The following pupils are on the honor roll at Francis Howell Junior High School for the third quarter. The school, at 825 O'Fallon Road, is in the Francis Howell School District.A student must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average of a possible 4.0 to be...
Investing in the New S. Africa Will Potential Reward Be Worth the Risks?
Nelson Mandela's apparent victory in South Africa's first all-race elections marks the start of the marketing push to attract investors to Africa's most industrialized nation.Several funds are in the works by such brokers as Lehman Brothers Holding...
Jefferies Finds a Home on, off Field but Will He Have to Hunt for New Lair Next Year?
Although he is in his seventh full season in the major leagues, Gregg Jefferies is but 26. He is a switch-hitter, equally robust from either side of the plate. He has found a position - first base - where he is happy and capable defensively.He batted...
Jet That Got Wet Has Lost Its Rudder
MISSING: As St. Louis Aviation Museum staffers spiffed up four jet fighters that had been under water last year at flooded Spirit Airport, they discovered that parts from an FH-1 jet were missing.The FH-1 was turned out by McDonnell Douglas and was the...
Kevorkian Acquitted in Assisted Suicide
Dr. Jack Kevorkian was acquitted Monday of breaking Michigan's assisted suicide law after a jury concluded that he was trying to help a gravely ill man end his suffering, not cause his death.After the verdict, Kevorkian challenged doctors who have secretly...
Kiel's Menu Gets Break Today with Mcdonald's Hoops Game
Ryan Robertson watched the annual McDonald's All-American High School Basketball Game this season, as he tries to do every year. But the St. Charles West High junior walked away from his television set feeling differently this time."It inspired me to...
Lukas Hopes Tabasco Cat Has a Spicy Purr on Saturday
D. Wayne Lukas knows Tabasco Cat will always be "the horse that ran over Jeff."By week's end, he would like him also to be the 1994 Kentucky Derby winner."I know in some years past, I might have had to make an excuse for bringing them," he said. "I don't...
Manager Takes Some Lumps but Sees Chance to Buy Bargains
Wall Street may be awash in gloom and doom, but you won't hear any sad songs from Jeff Vinik, manager of the $34 billion Fidelity Magellan Fund, the nation's biggest mutual fund.Vinik, the 35-year-old superstar of the fund business, is using the recent...
Maritz Hires 400 for At&t Card Job
A renovated office building in Fenton has turned into the command center for the latest attack in the credit-card wars.AT&T Corp. has hired Maritz Inc. of Fenton to oversee its newest marketing gimmick for the AT&T Universal Card program, the telephone...
Measles Immunization a Must in 3 Schools
With a measles epidemic erupting in St. Louis County, the health department ordered three schools Monday to bar students who lack full measles immunization.To be safe, a child should be immunized twice - once at 12 to 15 months and once just before enrolling...
Measles Immunization a Must in 3 Schools
With a measles epidemic erupting in St. Louis County, the health department ordered three schools Monday to bar students who lack measles immunization.The ban will begin Wednesday. The schools are:Horton Watkins High School in the Ladue district, with...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Catch this playoff fever: hip checks . . . an attempted choking . . . flagrant fouls . . . roundhouse haymakers . . . ejections. Don't you just love the National Basketball Association?Interestingly, National Hockey League players generally clean up...
Nkotb: New Name, Same Shrieks
IT SMELLED like teen spirit Sunday night at the Westport Playhouse. Clearasil and hairspray, in copious amounts, emanated there, too, for a return of NKOTB.These are new days for the pop-soul, hip hop-lite singers. They've gotten a little long in the...
Nuisance Level Remains as Waters Fall
Water levels fell Monday along the Meramec River and in the basements of homes in East St. Louis.A two-day break from the heavy rain allowed the Meramec to crest Monday morning at Valley Park at 29.3 feet, or 13.3 feet over flood stage. That put water...
Oakley Leads Knicks to Verge of Sweep
Patrick Ewing, considered New York's indispensable player, was gone before halftime. Enter Charles Oakley, whose inspired performance put the Knicks on the verge of a first-round playoff sweep.Oakley grabbed 24 rebounds and scored 14 of his 25 points...
Obituaries
Louis Robert Duffy</P><P>Louis Robert Duffy, 82, of St. Charles, died Sunday (May 1, 1994) of natural causes at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Duffy was retired and was employed for 30 years as an electrician...
One Local Transit Tax Is Enough
The Missouri House has sent to the Senate a patchwork palliative for Bi-State Development Agency. The bill would give voters in St. Louis and St. Louis County the opportunity to tax themselves at an even higher rate than they do now to operate mass transportation....
On Straight and Narrow Daly Stops Drinking but Still Has His `Grip and Rip' Outlook
Spectators ringing the practice tee Monday at Country Club of St. Albans waited with anticipation for John Daly to pull his driver from his golf bag. Then Dan Dierdorf spoke.He had another idea. "Take your cap off, John," Dierdorf said. "We'd like to...
Pacers Make Magic Disappear
The Indiana Pacers sent the Orlando Magic home for the summer, completing a surprising three-game sweep of their first-round series with a 99-86 victory Monday night.Reggie Miller scored eight of his 31 points in a 13-0 fourth-quarter run that gave Indiana...
Pacers Make Magic Vanish from Playoffs
The Indiana Pacers can no longer be called perennial first-round failures.The Pacers pulled off a surprising sweep of the Orlando Magic with a 99-86 victory Monday night in the third game of the best-of-five series.It was Indiana's first playoff series...
Palacios' Start Will Be His First since '92
Cardinals pitching coach Joe Coleman never envisioned opening a series with Vicente Palacios as his starting pitcher, but it is a vision he can live with."The way things are now, we just have to make these guys realize they don't have to do too much,"...
People
EDDIE VEDDER of PEARL JAM was in Washington when he got the word about the suicide of KURT COBAIN of NIRVANA. Vedder took the news hard. So did Vedder's hotel room."I just tore the place to shreds," says Vedder, 29. "Then I just kind of sat in the rubble,...
Pets, Parade, Food Make for Fun Start to Festival Season
Take the dogs for a walk, wave a flag or watch performers. Eat funnel cakes and hot dogs, follow the grill smoke, hold on tight to balloons and by all means, don't smear the face painting.And if you know what is coming, bring a basket to the parade to...
PLO `Geared Up' for Self-Rule as Accord Nears, Negotiator Says
An accord on Palestinian self-rule is almost complete, and Palestinians are "geared up at top speed" to take control of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank region of Jericho, the PLO's chief negotiator said Monday.Nabil Shaath, the negotiator, spoke after...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: SENTENCINGSSt. Louis: Antonio Johnson, 28, of the 300 block of Leonard Avenue was...
Pricing the Parties Prom Is Costly, but Drinking Exacts Greater Toll
The cost of prom and graduation parties is already high, as students will attest. Now they are being warned that they could pay an even higher price if they drink alcohol at such parties.The warning was issued last week at assemblies for juniors and...
Protesters Deserve Free Speech, Not Free Rein
When does the exercise of free speech become harassment? That's the difficult question facing the U.S. Supreme Court in a case from Melbourne, Fla.The case revolves around an abortion clinic, the Aware Woman Center for Choice, and an injunction it obtained...
PUSH PREVENTION, NOT PUNISHMENT, OBSERVERS SAY Series: JUVENILE INJUSTICE Last in a Series
BILL JOHNSON'S JOB is saving kids.As a deputy juvenile officer for the St. Louis Family Court, Johnson works with children who have adorned their bodies with gang-related tattoos, stopped going to school, traded baseball gloves for guns and, often, committed...
Put It on the P.A
The computer programming team at Washington High School placed first recently at the East Central College Computer Programming Contest, which involved nine teams. Members were Andy Adrian, Adam Buddemeyer, Tony Cordaro, Jason Harness, David Herholz,...
Rams to File for Divorce Today Local Options Include New League
If St. Louis continues to lack professional football, it won't be for lack of options.There's the National Football League. The Los Angeles Rams are expected to file a lease termination notice today in Anaheim, the first step towards a possible move...
Rams to File for Divorce Today Reconciliation with Anaheim Unlikely
The Los Angeles Rams will become football free agents today, and many observers expect them to take the best offer and run - right out of Anaheim.The Rams are scheduled to file a lease termination notice today at Anaheim Stadium, the first step in a...
Richard Scarry, 74; Illustrated and Wrote Books for Children
Richard Scarry, a best-selling author and illustrator of children's books, died Saturday (April 30, 1994) after a heart attack in Gstaad, Switzerland. He was 74.Mr. Scarry (the name rhymes with carry), who was born in Boston and moved to Switzerland...
Robinson Opts for Draft, Probably Will Be First Pick
Glenn Robinson returned to his hometown Monday to say he is ready for the National Basketball Association, where he is expected to be one of the brightest - and wealthiest - young stars.Across the street from the rickety house in which he grew up, in...
S. Africa `Free at Last' Mandela and Anc Celebrate Triumph
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela claimed victory Monday in South Africa's first all-race election, proclaiming the nation's black majority "Free at last!"Two and one-half hours after President F.W. de Klerk conceded defeat, Mandela stood...
Schwendemann Urged to Veto Dispatch Bill
St. Charles County Executive Eugene C. Schwendemann is being urged to veto a bill the County Council passed last week to cancel the county's contract with the county Dispatch and Alarm Agency at the end of October.Schwendemann said Friday that he was...
Senator Lands State Aid for Tiny Airport
Tiny Monticello, Mo., at the northeastern corner of the state may get an unusual gift from the Legislature: a state-paid airport administration building and hangars.The gift, funded by $290,000 in state general revenue, is on its way thanks to Sen. Norman...
Sharks Put 3-2 Bite on Leafs in Opener
The San Jose Sharks continued their surprising run in the National Hockey League playoffs Monday night, scoring a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Johan Garpenlov's goal with 2 minutes 16 seconds to go.The Sharks, who have the worst record...
Shifting the Balance at the Fed
President Bill Clinton has finally nominated two individuals to fill vacancies that have existed at the Federal Reserve Board since February. They are the first nominations by a Democratic president in 14 years. Both nominees are considered fiscal moderates...
Shootout's Top Guns Forced to Postpone Championship Round
The second annual St. Dominic/Francis Howell North Shootout could not have been much more competitive.And it's still not over.The tournament, scheduled to be completed Saturday, was postponed because of the weekend's rain. The title game, featuring Granite...
Sports Shorts
Orlando Ends Effort To Attract Raiders</P><P>The Los Angeles Raiders will not be moving to Orlando, Mayor Glenda Hood of the Florida city said Monday, citing a breakdown of negotiations between the city and Al Davis, owner of the National ...
Spotlight
Liz Dixon, 17, Junior, Duchesne High SchoolWhen Liz Dixon is not busy at school, she has a honey of a hobby to occupy her time.For the past 10 years, she has helped her family take care of 10 beehives. In 1983, her grandfather started keeping bees as...
Stellar Cellars Judges Get Down - an Sometimes Dirty - to Pick the Winner's of Basement Contest
IT WAS a cellar's market for our Best Basement Contest. We had 10 categories and 170 competing basements.But I was not downhearted. I had two good judges, Jinny Gender and Butch Welsch.Both had in-depth experience. Judge Butch, of Welsch Heating & Cooling,...
Stormy Weather No Damper on Fire Season across State
Heavy rain has provided relief for Missouri's most expensive fire season in years, but losses begin mounting again after a few days of dry weather.Tom Ronk, forestry field programs supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation, said forest,...
Suit Seeks Service for Disabled
THE ST. LOUIS BREAD CO. restaurant on Maryland Avenue is a fixture in the Central West End.Its muffins, rolls and bagels make it a favorite stop for many of the city's yuppies, who like to pop in for a cup of coffee and a pinch of gossip.The aroma of...
Summer Sports Camps
Following is rundown of area summer sports camps: DuchesneBoys Basketball (June 20-24) - Grades 5-8 from 8-10 a.m. and grades 9-12 from 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.Girls Basketball (June 13-17) - Grades 5-8 from 9-11:30 p.m. and grades 9-12 from noon-2:30 p.m.Football...
The Booze on the Bus
Discipline in schools came to West St. Louis County last week, and some students and parents who had favored strict codes of conduct and harsh penalties suddenly weren't happy at all. The Parkway School District has suspended 43 high school students...
The Holocaust Is a Fact, Not a Subject for Debate
The University of Miami has made a potentially costly mistake. Its student newspaper, the Hurricane, picked up $288 for running an ad by a notorious Holocaust denier questioning whether gas chambers were used by the Nazis to kill Jews and others. As...
`Time to Heal Wounds'
Here are excerpts from Nelson Mandela's victory speech:</P><P>FELLOW SOUTH AFRICANS, the people of South Africa.</P><P>This is indeed a joyous night. Although not yet final, we have received the provisional results of the election....
`Travelgate' Firings Called Legal but GAO Critical of `White House Pressure' in Dismissal of Workers
Congressional auditors noted the appearance of "White House pressure" on the FBI in the firings last May of seven travel office employees but said Monday that the dismissals were legal.In a report, the General Accounting Office was no more critical of...
Two Men Given over 100 Years in Child Assaults
Two men from St. Charles County who had been found guilty of molesting children under the age of 14 were sentenced Friday by a St. Charles County Circuit judge. The judge precisely followed the two juries' recommendations for heavy sentences.Vernon D....
U.S. Set to Aid Rwanda Clinton to Send Official, $15 Million to Region
The United States is sending a high-level diplomat to central Africa to promote peace in Rwanda and is directing $15 million to the region to help thousands of refugees, officials said Monday.Planning was under way to send Assistant Secretary of State...
Vaccine for Chicken Pox Might Have Saved Child
Dear Ann Landers: My beautiful, red-haired, blue-eyed little girl, Britta, died of chicken pox five days before her second birthday.I want to get the word out to the public: Stop treating chicken pox so casually. This is not something that "all kids...
Wentzville Rides 2 Big Innings to 9-3 Victory over St. Peters
The Wentzville team of the East Missouri Baseball Association used a pair of big innings to knock off visiting St. Peters 9-3 Sunday at Fireman's Park.Wentzville (2-1) had five runs in the fourth, three in the fifth and added a solo run in the eighth."We...
Witnesses Absent; Accused Killer Free
Fifteen months after his arrest in the slaying in University City of a pregnant woman and her full-term baby, Daryl Lynn Davis is a free man.Davis had been scheduled for trial Monday in St. Louis County Circuit Court, charged with two counts each of...