St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 24, 1994

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1st to Worst? Phils Try to Avoid About-Face
A stereo blared the music of Starship and Loverboy. Some members of the Philadelphia Phillies were playing cards. John Kruk wore a T-shirt with "Oddball" emblazoned on the back. Pete Incaviglia put his muscles on display in a sleeveless shirt bearing...
2 Brothers Surrender after Shooting Spree Kills 1 in Restaurant
Two brothers who opened fire in a Denny's restaurant crowded with lunch-time diners Monday surrendered after killing one person, wounding four and taking up to 25 hostages in a six-hour standoff, police said.The gunmen released the hostages in groups...
2 Gunmen Open Fire on Diners 1 Killed, 4 Wounded during 6-Hour Ordeal
Two men sprayed a restaurant with gunfire Monday in a botched robbery attempt, killing one person, wounding at least four others and taking about two dozen people hostage.They surrendered after a six-hour standoff.The gunmen released the hostages in...
'93 Strike Cost Peabody Coal $307 Million
The coal strike of 1993 cut $307 million from Peabody Holding Co.'s earnings over 18 months, says the parent of the St. Louis-based coal company.Hanson PLC, the British conglomerate, says the strike by union miners cost Peabody $120 million for the...
A Few Bad Cops; Lots of Good Ones
In a recent pensive moment, I thought about the graduates of our last police academy class and recalled how earnest, how sincere they were. For most of the class, graduation was a dream come true. In fact, one new officer told me he couldn't remember...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: To keep our beloved beagle company, we adopted a 1-year-old basenji from the local shelter. When meeting each other, they were fine, played and seemed happy. But the next day, the basenji became ill. (He'd contracted a virus at the shelter.)The...
Baby Reunited with Parents after Carjacking `We Just . . . Cried,' Mother Says
For nearly two hours Monday afternoon, Roberta Schuler faced a mother's worst nightmare: Her 14-month-old daughter, Sydney, was kidnapped in a carjacking at a shopping center in Bridgeton.Police recovered the toddler at a condominium complex about a...
Back When Doing `Nothing' Was OK
ALBERT EINSTEIN, as far as we know, did not attend circus camp.As a boy, little Albert spent hours staring down at ants and gazing up at stars. Though his friends teased him and tried to get him to play the German version of leap frog and blind man's...
Be Wary of Phone Pitches for High-Tech Investments
Has a salesperson called to offer you an investment in "specialized mobile radio" (SMR)? Just $7,000 for your share of the license, $8,000 to build the system, and fabulous sure-fire returns?Hold on to your wallet. You're being pitched for one of the...
Bill Clinton, Political Evangelist
The president of the United States called all six of his speechwriters into the Oval Office recently. To overcome a pervasive sense of cynicism about how little government can accomplish, he wanted to speak to America's larger concerns.He told them that...
Bonus Bucks Cash-Back Cards Pay for Loyalty
For some time, credit-card issuers have bombarded prospective customers with promises of rebates on everything from cars to groceries to airline miles. So it should come as no surprise that the issuers would eventually hit on the most valued gift of...
Book It: Professor to Write about State Buildings
Is there a great old home in your neighborhood? An ancient gas station, or a farmhouse that's been around forever? If so, don't be surprised to find Osmund Overby jotting down notes nearby.Overby, an art history and archaeology professor at the University...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS ACCOUNTING CPA Of Year Named</P><P>Paul W. Wentzien has been named the "St. Louis CPA of the Year" by the St. Louis chapter of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accounts.</P><P>Wentzien joined Arthur Andersen...
Briefs
ILLINOIS MADISON COUNTY Teen Gets 30 Years For Killing His Father</P><P>A teen-ager from Alton was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday for shooting his father as he slept on a sofa.</P><P>The youth, Shannon Musgraves,...
Briefs
WORLD MIDEAST Israelis Seek Assurances From Arafat</P><P>Israel demanded Monday that PLO chief Yasser Arafat pledge in writing that he is committed to the Israel-PLO accords. Israeli radio has broadcast remarks by Arafat suggesting...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Hoover Club Planning A Summer Day Camp</P><P>The Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club plans to offer its first summer day camp.</P><P>Activities will include classes in swimming, arts and crafts, science,...
Candidate with Kohl's Blessing Is Elected Germany's President
Chancellor Helmut Kohl's candidate for president emerged victorious in close balloting Monday for a largely ceremonial post looked to as a moral pulpit for bringing Germans together.But the opposition quickly attacked Roman Herzog's acceptance speech...
China Meets Conditions to Renew Trade Status, White House Aides Say
Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher offered President Bill Clinton on Monday an accounting of China's human rights record that effectively provides the legal argument for renewing China's trade privileges, senior administration officials said.In...
Chrysler Plans New Luxury Vehicle Fenton No. 2 Plant among Possible Sites
Chrysler is planning to build a luxury sport-utility vehicle to compete with Mercedes-Benz and other prestige carmakers, the company has told industry analysts.Chrysler's Plant No. 2 in Fenton would almost certainly be in competition with plants in Mexico...
Clinton Honors Two Soldiers Slain in Somalia
President Bill Clinton presented the Medal of Honor on Monday to the widows of two U.S. soldiers killed in Somalia. He called Master Sgt. Gary I. Gordon and Sgt. 1st Class Randall D. Shughart "real American heroes."At a solemn White House ceremony, Clinton...
Computer Program Helps in the Hunt for `I-70 Killer'
Computer files that include the names of more than 50,000 men may help police zero in on an elusive serial killer who may have murdered six people in St. Charles and four other cities.Detectives from St. Charles, Kansas and Indiana met face-to-face Monday...
Cone in a Zone That Batters Can't Reach Kc Hurler Has Three Shutouts in Row, 8-Game Winning Streak
All across North America, baseballs are flying out of big-league ballparks at a rapid rate. But when David Cone pitches, the batters are nearly helpless.Cone pitched a one-hitter Sunday for his third consecutive shutout as the Kansas City Royals beat...
Creature Comfort Some Flood Victims Have Landed on Their Feet - All Four of Them
THE CAT'S name is Milagro - Spanish for miracle. What else would you call a skinny, bedraggled kitty who landed in the lap of luxury?Milagro was one of 32 cats rescued from the attic of a West Alton home during the flood last summer.She was adopted...
Deal May Let Fox Go to Channel 2
The Fox TV network could hop to Channel 2 from Channel 30 next year, sending the ABC network scrambling for a new outlet in St. Louis.The moves are part of a major alliance announced Monday, designed to let upstart Fox snatch coveted stations from major...
Death and Discrimination
Why do prosecutors seek the death penalty for some defendants and not for others? Those questions, and the need for good answers, arise out of two recent news items.First, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ordered the Justice Department to detail why it...
Democrats Also Will Hold Pricy Fund-Raiser in Ladue
Can't afford the Missouri GOP's $10,000 lunch with former President George Bush? Then how about a $5,000 reception with a Democrat, St. Louis County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall?Several Civic Progress members - including August A. Busch III and...
Design Contract Awarded for New Metro High School
The St. Louis school system has taken the first step toward a new Metro High School, the city's first entirely new high school in more than 20 years.The School Board has awarded a contract for $354,000 to Kennedy Associates for design work on the new...
Detained Russians Grow More Suspect Authorities Now Believe Aircraft May Be Stolen
Those three Russians who got grounded in Jefferson City a week ago are still there. Now it's not just a matter of their papers having expired. They are suspected of flying a stolen plane.The three men, Boris Manyukov, Alex Buzov and Vladimir Kandauruov,...
Dominican Republic's Tainted Elections
Joaquin Balaguer claimed victory in the Dominican Republic's presidential election early last week, but then thought better of it. Without warning, last Thursday, Mr. Balaguer, the president for 20 years out of the past 28 years, called a halt in the...
Family Can't Handle Couple's Cordial Divorce
Dear Abby: After 25 years of marriage, my husband and I are getting a divorce. This decision was not made lightly. We both gave it plenty of thought.We have raised two lovely daughters of whom we are very proud, and while this is a sad time for them,...
Fatal Fire Generates Help for Impoverished Brooklyn
Brooklyn Mayor Ruby Cook says she is deeply saddened that it took an apartment fire that killed four children to underscore just how badly her community needs new fire equipment.But if anything good can come from the tragedy, it would be the help that...
Generosity Still Exists, Teacher, Students Learn
IRL SOLOMON is a history teacher in one of the nation's poorest school districts: East St. Louis.Solomon, 55, joined the East St. Louis school system in 1964 and has taught at East St. Louis Senior High School for 22 years. He is challenged daily by...
Gerber Purchase Gets Top Dollar
Baby foods giant Gerber Products Co., whose products have been a staple in new parents' cupboards for nearly 70 years, Monday agreed to be acquired by Swiss pharmaceuticals conglomerate Sandoz Corp. for $3.7 billion.The deal would allow Gerber, which...
Griffey III Ken's Brother Makes Impact
Craig Griffey broke for second base on the pitch, and just kept running.He never stopped when the rookie right fielder - Michael Jordan, by the way - routinely picked up the ball. And he never hesitated when Jordan lobbed the relay back to the infield.In...
Griffey's Barrage Buries Rangers in a Seattle Sweep
Ken Griffey Jr. matched Mickey Mantle's historic 1956 home run start. And, at 24, he's equaled his father's career home run total, too.The Seattle Mariners star left the Texas Rangers in shambles - and out of first place - with a home run barrage that...
Haitian Killings Mounting Bodies Offer Mute Proof of Political Barbarities
We arrived on Monday at the base for international observers expecting to talk about Haiti's violence and political killings. But there would be no time for talk."We have just received information that there are four bodies in Cite Soleil," says one...
High Court Rules against Fired Nurses
NURSES WHO direct less-skilled employees as part of their duties are supervisors and not protected by federal labor law, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote Monday.The decision, enormously important for the health-care industry, rejected the National...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: My 5-year-old son does a great job brushing his teeth, but he never brushes for very long.I bought a three-minute egg timer and glued strong magnets on both ends so the egg timer would stick to the medicine cabinet (if you can't attach...
Honor Roll
The following pupils at Fort Zumwalt North Middle School have made the honor roll for the third quarter. The school is at 210 Virgil Street in O'Fallon.The requirement is that a pupil have a B average, or 3.0 grade-point average. 8th GradeBeth Amey,...
Honor Roll
The following pupils at Jefferson Middle School are on the honor roll for the third quarter of the school year. The school, at 2660 Zumbehl Road, is in the St. Charles School District.To qualify, a pupil must attain a grade-point average of 3.0 or better...
Honor Roll
The following pupils have made the third-quarter honor roll at Fairmount Elementary School. The school is at 1725 Thoele Road in St. Peters and in the Francis Howell School District.To qualify, a pupil must have a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher,...
Honor Roll
The following students are on the honor roll at St. Charles West High School for the third quarter. The school is at 3601 Droste Road in St. Charles.Requirements are that a student maintain a 3.0 or better grade-point average and have no more than one...
In Contrast to Last 3 Years, Bulls Say Quiet Goodbyes
The Second City woke up Monday morning to find that it had come in, well, second. The championship feeling that had engulfed it for three years suddenly was gone, lost when the Chicago Bulls' remarkable run of titles finally was stopped.A National Basketball...
Irwin's Charity Event, Senior Tour Make Pros Aware of Health
For those who thought Hale Irwin would be content with his three U.S. Open championships and choose to slide silently into a place on the Senior PGA Tour, there is a news update.The golf world knows about Irwin's competitive spirit. In April, at age...
Jacqueline Kennedy: Protected Privacy, Served the Public
It was not my intention to write about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. But two things that were striking about her - almost opposite aspects of her life - deserve more attention.One was the effort of will she made as a young woman to adapt to the political...
Jacqueline Onassis Buried
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was buried with simple grace beside her assassinated husband's eternal flame on Monday, overlooking the capital she once enchanted and mourned by a nation that knew her as part of a time now gone.Under a brilliant sun on a...
Knights Knocked off in Quarterfinal 4th Year in a Row
For the fourth time in as many years, the Knights of Francis Howell North High reached the girls soccer state quarterfinals.And for the fourth time in as many years, the Knights came up a little short. Howell North fell 2-1 to defending state champion...
Miracle Mets of '69 Are Celebrating Again Players, Coaches Have Own Corporation to Commemorate Winning World Series
Wayne Garrett didn't know what to expect when he first walked into the New York Mets' clubhouse 25 years ago.Garrett, a rookie third baseman, had come from the Atlanta Braves. Without television superstations or ESPN, the best teams appeared Saturdays...
Modern Dancers: More Movement Than Theater
MODERN dancers Susan Gash and Beckah Voigt are known for provocative work with striking visual appeal. Their pieces have grown in length and in their capacity to reveal secretly held portions of the feminine spirit. For the premiere of the evening-long...
Monsanto Searching for Top PR Exec
LET'S GO TO PRESS!: Monsanto's top communications guy, Dan Bishop, is taking early retirement, and the company is on the prowl for a successor at a reported $200,000 a year. Heyman Associates is head-hunting as you read this. Job reports to distinguished...
Navratilova in Tears after 1st-Round Loss
This is not the way Martina Navratilova was supposed to bid adieu to Paris: breaking her racket and dumping it into a trash can.Yet, that's how Navratilova went out Monday - in anger and tears - after losing in the first round in her farewell appearance...
Neck-and-Neck Tradition, Innovation in Tight Race at Indy
When Emerson Fittipaldi took a swig of orange juice to toast his 1993 victory in the Indianapolis 500, traditionalists were outraged. "Emmo" is in the orange juice business in his native Brazil. Just a little marketing, he thought. No big deal, he thought.Fittipaldi...
Neighbor Tells Court of Screams on Morning of Tammy Dye Killing
A woman who lived near William B. Dye and Tammy Dye told a jury Monday in St. Charles County Court that she had heard screams early on Oct. 11, 1992, the morning Tammy Dye was killed.At 6:30 a.m., William Dye banged on her door. "I didn't answer it,"...
Nervous Lutheran Drops 1st District Title Shot
The Lutheran High of St. Charles County baseball team played in its first district championship game late last week. And it showed."We were nervous and that was a big factor in the game," said first-year coach Dennis Fischer. "We knew Whitfield had a...
New Facility Is Star at 4a Meet Several from Area Qualify for State
The Class 4A sectional track and field meet at Francis Howell was a great opportunity for the school to showcase its fabulous new track facility.The new track, combined with the hot weather, made for an excellent day of running."We were real pleased...
New Loans Surge with Economy
Demand for business loans has remained strong, the Federal Reserve reported Monday in a seasonal survey that showed business borrowing has boomed despite repeated moves by the Fed to tighten credit.The Fed surveyed 58 domestic banks and 18 U.S. branches...
Nicholls Scores Two Goals as Devils Shock Rangers 4-1
Bernie Nicholls came back from suspension and left the New York Rangers suspended on the brink."It was my first rest in a couple of months and I had a lot of jump in my legs," Nicholls said.He had enough "jump" to score two goals Monday as the New Jersey...
Nick at Nite May Become Nick at Nite and Day
IMITATORS may lead Nick at Nite to go to an all-day schedule - and possibly change its name. Variety reports that with the imminent arrival of Fox Television's FX, which will be filled with reruns, and others already in place like WTBS and TNT, the Nick...
Nicotine in Any Form Is a Drug
Q: Is chewing tobacco a drug? When my husband uses it his eyes become glassy, but when he leaves it alone for a couple of days they appear normal. It does help him keep his weight down by not snacking. He doesn't swallow but spits into a cup, which is...
No Case for War in Haiti
A little more than a week ago, TransAfrica's Randall Robinson was demanding - with his life as the lever - that the Clinton administration halt its policy of returning fleeing Haitians to the military butchers who now run the place.It may have been a...
Obituaries
Oliver C. Knapheide</P><P>Oliver C. Knapheide, 80, of St. Charles, died Thursday (May 19, 1994) of natural causes at Gardenview Nursing Home in O'Fallon.</P><P>Mr. Knapheide was retired after 41 years with Gardner Denver Co....
Officials Make Pitch for Casinos
There's no guarantee the Illinois Legislature will authorize more floating casinos for the state, but more than a dozen communities are taking no chances. They want to be in on the action, if and when it starts.Rockford city officials and potential developer...
Old Monroe Runs Streak to Four with Pair of Wins
When Old Monroe opened the East Missouri Baseball Association with a pair of losses, some mistakenly wrote off the defending West League champs."I figured they'd either quit or they'd go out and find some other ballplayers," St. Paul player/manager A.J....
Once More, a Service in Arlington Mrs. Onassis Laid to Rest beside the Eternal Flame
IN THE END, she came back.It didn't matter, anymore, that her name had become the awkward, at first unfamiliar Jacqueline Onassis. It didn't matter that she'd tried to hide from our hungry curiosity and awed adoration behind the new wealth, the new career,...
Passenger Resents Hassle from Police
Dear Ann Landers: Some months ago in a small town near Dallas, I went to dinner with a young couple. I had a few beers (three to be exact), and the young couple had a few more.On the way home, the wife said she'd drive, since she felt she was a bit more...
People
At age 67, TONY BENNETT has finally learned how to sing.Bennett tells TV Guide that he figured it out by listening to Luciano Pavarotti. "It's just a technical thing, but I tried it, and it was something I was searching for in my own voice," Bennett...
Phils Abruptly End Cardinals' Flight Win Streak Ends with 11-3 Bashing
The giddiness of a five-game winning streak and a 6-3 trip subsided abruptly Monday night for the Cardinals. The Philadelphia Phillies handed the stumbling Redbirds an 11-3 defeat at Busch Stadium.With a full moon hovering over a crowd of 28,134, the...
Pioneers Lose in Sectionals, but Proud Coach Is Pleased
The Duchesne High Pioneers did tennis coach Tim Clark proud Saturday morning.Playing in the Class 3A sectionals at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Mo., the Pioneers fell 5-2 to MMA. But Clark was pleased with the effort."Going in, we knew it was...
Pirates Make Gains in Class 3a Meet `Everybody' Going to State in Six Events
The Class 3A boys sectional track and field meet at Mary Institute/Country Day School turned out to be the Berkeley Invitational, but St. Charles made its presence felt.The Pirates rebounded from early disappointment to turn in a solid effort. They will...
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: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: An unknown gunman fatally shot Carl Fulton, 34, in the...
Porphyria Confused with Alzheimer's
Dear Dr. Donohue: Some time ago you printed a letter inquiring about porphyria. In the beginning of my mother-in-law's illness, she had all the symptoms you describe. We were told she has Alzheimer's disease. Is it possible that she has porphyria? Should...
Pro-Gambling Is Bigger Loser in Recount
Gambling proponents acknowledged defeat Monday as they tallied the results of a recount they had hoped would reverse their narrow defeat in the April 5 election.Instead of winning passage of a constitutional amendment to legalize full-scale riverboat...
Prosecutor: Man in Assault Case Sought Victim
A man charged Monday with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in Alton on Friday apparently had been "cruising the town looking for a victim," a prosecutor said Monday.The man - Robert P. Barteau, 30, of the 3300 block of Mayfield Avenue...
Ray J. Noonan; Retired Globe-Democrat Editor, Distinguished Reporter
Ray J. Noonan, 80, longtime St. Louis newspaperman and retired managing editor of the old Globe-Democrat, died Monday (May 23, 1994) at St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood. He had suffered a heart attack on Sunday at his home in Kirkwood.He was an outstanding...
Robert R. Heckman, 77; Organist at Several Area Churches, Temple
Robert R. Heckman, a longtime church organist in St. Louis and an Army Reserve officer, died Sunday (May 22, 1994) of lung cancer at his home in Kirkwood. He was 77.Mr. Heckman, a native of Reading, Pa., started playing organs in churches while still...
Ronning's Goal Helps Canucks Grab 3-1 Lead
Patience paid off for the Vancouver Canucks.After 57 1/2 minutes of making sure to protect their net, the Canucks went looking for a hole in the Toronto defense. When Cliff Ronning found it and scored, Vancouver was on the way to a 2-0 victory and a...
Rwandan Rebel Chief Warns U.N. to Stay out of Conflict
The commander of rebel forces warned the United Nations on Monday to stay out of the war in Rwanda, and a U.N.-brokered truce fell apart almost as soon as it began.Mortar and machine-gun fire echoed through Kigali, the capital, shortly after daybreak....
School Spirit Undampened 51 Orchard Farm Seniors Pass Test of Floods
When 51 seniors at Orchard Farm High School graduate today, they can take pride in passing one of the century's toughest tests - the Great Flood of 1993.Just under a year ago, the Missouri and Mississippi rivers washed away the homes of many students....
Sex Doesn't Get in Way of This Wedding
THE BRIDE looked lovely in white satin.Her attendant was stunning in teal and black. It set off his goatee to perfection.I've seen maids of honor with mustaches, but Ben Trokey is the only one I know with a goatee.Ben was Karen Hightshoe's maid of honor....
Speedway Features New Looks for '94
If you go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, the first thing you will notice is the new IMS Administration Center at the corner of Georgetown Road and West 16th Street.This is a dramatic face lift at one of the most famous intersections in...
Sports Shorts
Ex-Big Red End Claims Self Defense In Killing</P><P>Freddie Joe Nunn, a National Football League free agent after nine years with the St. Louis/Arizona Cardinals, was freed from jail after telling authorities in De Kalb, Miss., that he...
Sports Shorts
Timberwolves Sold, Head To New Orleans</P><P>The Minnesota Timberwolves are moving to New Orleans five years after joining the National Basketball Association as an expansion team. Club owners Harvey Ratner and Marv Wolfenson said Monday...
Spotlight
Jill Heitman, 17, Senior, Lewis & Clark Area Voc-Tech and Fort Zumwalt North High</P><P>Unlike so many other seniors, Jill Heitman knows exactly what she wants to do after graduation. She wants to study to become a registered nurse.</P><P>"I've...
State Use-Tax Ruled Unlawful in Most Counties Both Sides Hail Supreme Court's Ruling
MISSOURI'S SALES TAX on out-of-state purchases is unconstitutional in about half the state, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.The court ruled unanimously that a higher tax on purchases of out-of-state goods than in-state goods violates the Constitution's...
St. Peters Defeats Browns Twice in Must-Win Games
The East Missouri Baseball Association is less than two months old, but St. Peters player/manager Rick Reno viewed Sunday's doubleheader against the O'Fallon Browns as a must-win situation."In this league, you have to win your home games and we felt...
Street Fete 190th Anniversary of Lewis-Clark Trek Marked by Fanfare
"Those things are loud!" Jesse Ham, 5, said as drummers, bagpipers and flutists paraded up and down South Main Street Sunday.He and Jonathan Baker, 2, kept a close eye on the passing musicians and members of the Milicia de San Carlos who were conducting...
Tavarez Sparkles in Debut, Paces Marlins' Triumph
Outfielder Jesus Tavarez made a memorable major-league debut Monday night, helping the Florida Marlins defeat the Montreal Expos 3-2.Tavarez, 23, called up Sunday from Class AA Portland, threw out a runner at the plate, scored from first on a single,...
Tool: Dour Wall of Sound at Absurdly High Volume
`CACOPHONY" hardly seems suited to describe the dissonance that poured Sunday night from the American Theatre stage as Tool headlined a bill that also featured Flaming Lips and Failure.That word sounds almost majestic, or, if nothing else, not far from...
Torn Back Muscle Forces Cormier Back on Injured List
A sour season took another unpleasant turn Monday for Rheal Cormier. Dr. Stan London of the Cardinals examined Cormier and found torn muscle fibers in his back.Cormier, 27, will go on the 15-day disabled list and righthander Rick Sutcliffe will be...
Torn Muscle Sends Cormier Back to Dl
A sour season took another unpleasant turn Monday for Rheal Cormier. Dr. Stan London of the Cardinals examined Cormier and found torn muscle fibers in his back.Cormier, 27, will go on the 15-day disabled list and righthander Rick Sutcliffe will be...
Treasury Yields Outdoing Interest on Cds
Lending to Uncle Sam is looking more attractive these days.A sharp run-up this year has pushed interest rates on Treasury securities higher than they've been in quite some time.One-year Treasury bills, for example, now provide a yield of nearly 5.4 percent,...
Tri-County YMCA on Hold; 3 Other Projects Get Funds
In a setback for the plan to develop a $3 million Tri-County YMCA at Lake Saint Louis, the directors of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis decided Friday to allocate money to three other projects.A building committee for the Tri-County project applied in...
Tuck Defends Crown, Leads Eagles' Charge
Orchard Farm's experience at the Class 2A state meet started with excitement and ended with some anxious moments.Overall, it was a productive meet for the Eagles, who came home with medals in four events, including a repeat state champion. The meet was...
T-Wolves Head for New Orleans
The Minnesota Timberwolves are moving to New Orleans five years after joining the National Basketball Association as an expansion team, becoming the second pro franchise in 13 months to leave the state.Club owners Harvey Ratner and Marv Wolfenson said...
UAL Deal Expected to Win Assent
UAL Corp.'s agreement with its unions to sweeten the terms of a $5 billion takeover by employees is likely to win shareholders' assent and sail through, analysts said Monday.But the challenge remains for the employee-owners to work together to cut costs...
U.S. Director's `Pulp Fiction' Corrals Top Prize at Cannes
"Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino, an American director, won the Golden Palm for best movie Monday at the 47th Cannes Film Festival.China's Ge You was named best actor for his role as Fugui, a reformed gambler in Zhang Yimou's "Huozhe" (To Live), and...
Use It and You'll Lose It
Foes of Clinton administration health-care reforms are quick to argue that the White House is seeking to fix a system that isn't broke for nearly half this nation's workers. The reference is to workers who get health benefits through employer self-insure...
Williams Set for Dive into Real World
Soon after Wendy Lian Williams first toddled in her family's Bridgeton home, she lurched off a diving board."She could dive but she couldn't swim," said her mother, Vivian. "My husband, Chick, would be in the water to catch her. She always loved it so...
Witch Hunts Turn People into Caricatures
The great line that fueled the witch hunt was "they just don't get it." Hack politicians who happened to be women could suddenly exude a history of wronged innocence as they demanded the head of Clarence Thomas. Not "getting it" meant that you believe...
Woman Sues Venice Officer Facing Charges of Assault
A class-action suit was filed Monday against a Venice police officer charged with sexually assaulting and robbing people he had pulled over while on patrol.A woman who claims that she was among a number of people assaulted sued Officer Roland D. Wilson...