St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 26, 1994

6–O O–W
6-8 Texan Is Bills' Last Recruit
Sekeue Barentine expected he would play basketball on the Division I level, though not so far away from Texarkana, Texas, as St. Louis. Frankly, Barentine didn't pay much attention to St. Louis University's basketball exploits until after last season...
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A Church-Alderman Debate
With perhaps far more conviction than diplomacy, Alderman Sharon Tyus of the 20th Ward has touched upon issues that are crucial to neighborhood viability on the North Side. The immediate issue is her effort to save the now-vacant Benton School property...
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Admiral Survives Shakedown Cruise
As with all dress rehearsals, the atmosphere aboard the Admiral Wednesday was charged with worry over little mistakes, bugs not yet ironed out.But overall, the shakedown cruise - played in a glittering new casino by invited guests with fake money -...
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Agassi's Dramatic Comeback Fails
Andre Agassi left the court to a hero's ovation. But not as a winner.Agassi repeatedly battled from behind - including 1-5 in the fifth set - before succumbing to Thomas Muster in one of the most compelling French Open matches in years.After 3 hours...
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Aldermen Change Their Minds, Delay Decision on Plan for Day-Care Center
The Peerless Park Board of Alderman did an about-face at its meeting Monday and decided to delay determining whether a day-care center should be allowed in its residential area.After receiving letters of concern from nearby residents and hearing complaints...
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Alternative Action/june
The Hatters.</P><P>This New York-based band of Yankees plays Southern-fried rock as thick as a clump of kudzu but sweet as a mint julep.</P><P>Half the cuts on their debut, "The Madcap Adventures of the Avocado Overlord," would...
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Amish Settlement Is Growing
Melvin Miller moved from Union Grove, N.C., to the rolling hills of Southern Illinois 2 1/2 years ago, carving out a life where his Amish creed of self-sufficiency and simplicity could prosper.Since Miller arrived with his wife and daughter, eight other...
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An Anti-Drug Message Children's Banners Blast Drugs in Hyde Park Area
It's the parade and picnic season, but the 500 students from Clay School who took to the often deadly streets of Hyde Park Wednesday had more serious matters in mind.Their banners - handmade with glue and glitter - said it all."Stop the drug abuse,"...
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Antoine's Firm to Keep Minority Status
Harold Antoine Sr. will retain the minority status granted to his Climate Engineering Corp.The city's development agency so ruled Wednesday, after its two-month investigation showed that Antoine, in fact, controls the company - a requirement for the...
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A Spot of British Colonial
STYLE IS HER BUSINESS. So when Tricia Foley found a style that had barely been defined, she couldn't resist writing about it.She was thinking of steamer chairs and mosquito-netted beds, potted palms and dhurrie rugs, ceiling fans and paisley shawls....
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Assessing the Damage after 30 Years
SOUTH SIDE Rich couldn't believe it. He had an invitation to his high school reunion.It had been 30 years since he graduated.In high school, Rich was sure he'd never get that old. Or he'd be so senile it wouldn't matter.Now he was three decades past...
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At 285, Payne Really Is a Heavy Hitter
Ken Payne heard whispers as menacing as a breaking ball and as deflating as an illegal block."Some people said I was just a one-dimensional player," said Payne, who left today for Port Charlotte, Fla., where he will pursue his dream to play professional...
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At Last, Progress on Superfund
If there ever was a statute that hasn't worked as intended, it is the Superfund law, passed in 1986 to deal with the nation's hazardous waste sites. Instead of causing a cleanup of the sites, the law has produced a riot of lawsuits over who is responsible...
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Barretto Not Fretting over Early Loss
In almost any other year, losing in the first round of a tournament would have been a huge disappointment for Mario Barretto. Not this year.If there was anyone who was just happy to be playing in the USTA National Men's 35 Indoor this week at Town &...
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Behind Bars - Maximum, Medium, Minimum
Editor's Note: This story takes a behind-the-locks look at three prisons in Illinois - one maximum-security, one medium-security and one minimum-security.FIFTY-EIGHT square feet.These are the confines of Jeffrey Chapman's world for the rest of his...
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Beware Slugs, Cutworms, Flea Beetles Try Ounce of Prevention: Cardbord, Diatomaceous Earth
The harsher realities of gardening begin with the advent of pest populations - starting right now.The first wave of pests includes some of the worst: slugs, cutworms and flea beetles. They arrive as soon as plants get a foothold.Cutworms are devastating....
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Biotechnology Worries Critics They Fear Boost from Administration Will Lessen Federal Controls
A GENETICALLY ALTERED tomato and a genetically engineered cow hormone are on the market, each winning federal approval after years of scrutiny.But other new products are likely to have a much easier journey to the supermarket. President Bill Clinton's...
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Black Cartoonists Bring New Perspective
TWENTY-FIVE years ago, Charles Schulz first introduced Charlie Brown and the rest of America to a boy named Franklin.Like most of Schulz's characters, Franklin had a unique characteristic. Linus had his blanket, Schroeder had his toy piano and Charlie...
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Books Can Help Give Yard, House a New Look
Tired of that old flower bed? Have your perennials gotten so perennial they're boring? Has your annual distaste of messy crab apples reached its limits? Here are some tomes of change that may pique your fancy."Landscaping with Container Plants," by Jim...
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Books on Tape
"THE MEMORY CHURCH" A novel by Tim Sebastian (7 3/4 hours, unabridged, Recorded Books, $13.50 rental, $42 purchase)</P><P>In the elation that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was a sense...
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Brewers' New Address: Number 14 Skid Row
Jamie Moyer allowed six hits over eight innings as the Baltimore Orioles beat Milwaukee 6-3 Wednesday, handing the Brewers their 14th successive defeat."We're caught in a crossfire," Brewers manager Phil Garner said. "When we get good offense, we don't...
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Briefcase
MISSOURI TELECOMMUNICATIONS Visa, Sprint Launch Phone Card Service</P><P>Sprint and Visa International announced a new calling card service Wednesday that gives Visa users discounts on long- distance calls made with the credit card.</P><P>Calls...
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Briefs
HIGHWAYS House OKs Money For Secondary Roads</P><P>The nation's interstate highways would be combined with thousands of miles of secondary roads in a new National Highway System under legislation the House passed Wednesday.</P><P>The...
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Briefs
MissouriST. CHARLESHouse OKs $3 Million For Study Of MetroLinkThe House approved $3 million Wednesday to begin preliminary engineering on the possible extension of the MetroLink light-rail system into St. Charles County.The authorization was included...
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Briefs
HIGHWAYS House OKs Money For Secondary Roads</P><P>The nation's interstate highways would be combined with thousands of miles of secondary roads in a new National Highway System under legislation the House passed Wednesday.</P><P>The...
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Buford Assails Club Fund-Raisers Places with No Black, Women Members Targeted
James Buford, chief executive of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, is making an appeal to Democratic and Republican leaders:Stop holding fund-raisers at private clubs that have no black or women members.Political events "should be held in places...
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Builder Proposes 7 Homes Several Residents Oppose Plan; Dioxin Cited as Issue
The St. Louis County Planning Commission heard a petition this week from C.L. Construction Co. to build seven single-family houses on a plot of three acres near Strecker and Sunnyridge roads.Kevin King, the attorney representing the petitioner at a recent...
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Canucks Hope to Toast Win with Bigger Cup
The 1982 Stanley Cup finals were hardly memorable for the Vancouver Canucks. Now they have a chance to make up for lost time.The Canucks are in the NHL's championship series for only the second time ever. They got there Tuesday night with a 4-3 double-overtime...
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Cards Can't Find Way Home
Never in the history of major-league baseball has opportunity knocked more persistently. The Cardinals collected nine hits and eight walks off Philadelphia Phillies pitchers Tuesday at Busch Stadium.And nary a runner crossed the plate.The impotent Cardinals...
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Cards Win Philly Finale Alicea Walk Keys Big 7th in 10-5 Victory
The first two months of the Cardinals' season have featured brawls, bloops, blasts, blunders and an occasional hit with men in scoring position.But if anything can be derived so far, it is that the Cardinals are good at finishing what they start, even...
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Charley Riley, Top Boxer, Dies at 72
Chillin' Charley Riley, a boxer born a generation too soon, died Sunday (May 22, 1994) after a heart attack at his St. Louis home.Mr. Riley, 72, was a 126-pound contender in the 1940s and early 1950s.In a featherweight title shot here in 1950, he was...
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China's Trade Status: Handle with Care
Last May, President Bill Clinton issued an executive order attaching the renewal of China's most-favored-nation trading privileges to significant improvement in its human rights record. It is now time to execute the order. Clinton has to make a decision...
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City Studies Recreation Proposals Mayor Favors Joint Plan with YMCA for Facility
The Maryland Heights City Council is considering the best way to bring recreation and leisure services to residents - either by building a city-owned civic center or by providing the services jointly with the YMCA.The council met Monday night to discuss...
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Clinton Goes to Capitol Hill to Rally for Health Plan
President Bill Clinton spent three hours rallying Democratic troops to pass a health reform bill and hearing out Republican leaders on their concerns during a Capitol Hill visit Wednesday. He said Democratic leaders gave him "a very heartening progress...
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Clinton Set to Let States Limit Welfare
President Bill Clinton will propose making it easier for states to deny additional benefits to women who have children while already on welfare, administration officials say.The decision aligns Clinton with those inside and outside his administration...
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Clinton's Hopes for Haiti Rest on `Voodoo' Foreign Policy
Vice President Al Gore was asked a direct question about the Clinton administration's foreign policy objectives last Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation." Would he define the "Clinton Doctrine"?Gore's response was that we have to see things in...
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College Hopes to Offer New Degree, Certificate Programs Soon
For the first time in five years, St. Charles County Community College could offer new degree and certificate programs.Charles J. McClain, state commissioner of higher education, has recommended approval of four new degree programs and two certificate...
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Columnist: Ethics Lift Journalism
The "moral compass" of public service can sustain journalism as it keeps up with changes in society and within the news business, syndicated columnist Clarence Page told a gathering of journalists here Wednesday.Page, whose column for the Chicago Tribune...
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Consultant to Survey All New Households since '89
The St. Charles City Council has decided to conduct its own count of new households in the city as part of a strategy to help draw new ward boundary lines that will be more equal in population.Council members Tuesday voted 7-1 to hire Community Program...
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County Assessor Announces Valuations by District
The growth in the tax base of the Rockwood School District was the third-highest of any district in the past year, but the district could have done better without a flood, says Kenneth Morton, the county assessor.The assessed value of real and personal...
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Creation of New Iris Is a Thrill
IT'S BEEN A beautiful year for irises. Abundant rain seems to have given mine added height and bloom size without the limp and floppy stems that come from too much rain.To most of us, the iris is a fairly ordinary flower. We take them for granted, some...
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Creation of New Iris Is Thrill That Makes Up for Frustration
It's been a beautiful year for irises. Abundant rain seems to have given mine added height and bloom size without the limp and floppy stems that come from too much rain.To most of us, the iris is a fairly ordinary flower. We take them for granted, some...
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Critics Fearing Growth of Biotechnology Administration Touting Gene-Altered Products
A GENETICALLY ALTERED tomato and a genetically engineered cow hormone are on the market, each winning federal approval after years of scrutiny.But other new products are likely to have a much easier journey to the supermarket. President Bill Clinton's...
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Deal Awaits Lawmaker, Sources Say Rostenkowski May Be Facing Tuesday Deadline for Plea
U.S. Attorney Eric H. Holder Jr. has made a final plea-bargain offer in negotiations with attorneys for Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, D-Ill., sources said Wednesday.The sources said Holder had set Tuesday as the deadline for Rostenkowski to accept the proposal...
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Decision at Hand on Chinese Trade Clinton Likely to Renew Status but May Restrict Guns
President Bill Clinton probably will announce today that he will renew China's trade privileges, sources said Wednesday.But he may impose extremely limited sanctions on Chinese-made guns and ammunition, the sources added. By imposing penalties exclusively...
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Democrats Taking Lesson of House Losses Seriously
THE CLINTON-GORE sign at the Kentucky Democratic Party headquarters in Frankfurt was falling down Wednesday. The irony was lost on no one.The day before, Democrats lost a congressional seat in Kentucky that the party had held for 129 years. The loss...
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Depeche Mode: Boil, Bubble, Toil and Trouble. . . Plus a Lot of Other Sticky Stuff
CALL it the "Songs of Fights and Incarceration" tour.First, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan gets locked up in a Quebec jail cell after punching out a hotel employee. Then singer/songwriter Martin Gore is hauled off to the slammer in Denver after refusing...
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Dinner Pests Slugs, Cutworms, Flea Beetles Can Gobble Garden
The harsher realities of gardening begin with the advent of pest populations - starting right now.The first wave of pests includes some of the worst: slugs, cutworms and flea beetles. They arrive as soon as plants get a foothold.Cutworms are devastating....
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District Seeks Tax Rollback Waiver to Afford Keeping Class Sizes Down
The Ritenour School District wants voters to raise taxes to keep down class sizes.The district is asking voters on June 7 to waive the rollback in property taxes provided by Proposition C, the state sales tax on education. Some of the $1.4 million generated...
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Dodgers Cut Losses, Release Strawberry
The Los Angeles Dodgers once paid Darryl Strawberry big money in hopes he would produce a championship in his hometown. On Wednesday, they paid him simply to go away.Strawberry has not played this season and is in an after-care program following a four-week...
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Don't Be Cruel Cards Pitchers Are Disappointing but Batters Are Real Heartbreakers
For a moment Tuesday night, I thought I was in a motel room in Coral Gables, Fla. Everytime I looked up, more people were standing around. But nobody ever went home.When it was all said and done, a trail of 16 party-seekers wearing Cardinals uniforms...
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Drip Irrigation Solves Multiple Problems It's Easy, Efficient and Water-Saving - Once It's Installed
I hate to water the vegetable garden, but some time in late May or early June, it usually becomes inevitable.The first week, while trying to adjust the sprinkler so it turns 360 degrees, I get soaked. The garden doesn't.The second week, I place the whirlibird...
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Durable Goods Orders Creep Up Economists Split on Pace of Growth
Factory orders for big-ticket goods increased a hair in April, prompting debate among analysts over whether economic growth is slowing.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders to U.S. factories for durable goods rose 0.1 percent last month,...
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Early Weeks Risky for Young Plants Seeds, Seedlings Face Threats While Putting Down Roots
Annual plants have a time of great fragility as they are getting started. When that time occurs depends on whether they are planted in the ground as seedlings or sown as seeds.For transplanted seedlings - which will include broccoli, cabbage, peppers,...
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Edgar Talks Fair Chief into Staying Another Year
Gov. Jim Edgar has persuaded his Illinois State Fair manager, the survivor of several investigations, to shelve plans for quitting and instead stay another year.The manager, Harry "Bud" Hall, has weathered a state police investigation into his handling...
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El Palenque: Mexican Menu Is Worth Its Salsa
I DON'T KNOW much about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but if the exchange brings us more good Mexican restaurants, it may turn out to have been a good idea. I'm not sure about Canadian restaurants.Several new Mexican and Hispanic restaurants...
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Employers' Cuts Cited in Health-Care Loss
More than 5 million uninsured workers would have health-care coverage if not for employer cuts since 1979, President Bill Clinton's administration said Wednesday.A survey distributed by Labor Secretary Robert Reich showed that the portion of American...
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E. St. Louis Can't Lend Firetruck
East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush and Fire Chief Verge Riley saw their plan to lend Brooklyn a firetruck go up in smoke again Wednesday - this time, on a legal technicality.Bush said he was - for now - giving up on lending a truck to the neighboring community,...
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Folk Lure Special Exhibit Spotlights Local Collections at Antiques Show
FROM WEATHER VANES to wardrobes, dower chests to dressing tables, barber poles to bureaus, and candlesticks to Chippendales, there is something for every antique lover at this year's St. Louis Antiques Show, May 27 through 29. Dealers from 21 states,...
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Germans Rehearse for Chancellor's Election
The election of Roman Herzog to the largely ceremonial position of German president was a major victory for German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.Mr. Herzog, the candidate of Mr. Kohl's ruling Christian Democrats, won on the third ballot, after the candidate...
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Gop Hopes New House Candidates Will Cut into Democratic Control
Rick Lidisky said he was just doing his party a favor when he agreed to become a Republican candidate for state representative.Now he finds himsef "in an uncomfortable position" because he apparently is a candidate who can't serve.Lidisky said St. Clair...
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Grafton Site Guaranteed to Stay Dry Flood-Weary Officials Survey Higher Ground
Illinois Route 3 climbs gently up the bluff for about a mile before the side road turns off to the right, passes the Scenic Hill Cemetery and opens into a pasture and field of clover. Surrounded by thick woods, the site looks picture-perfect for a new...
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Group for Mothers Who Left Jobs to Work
Robin Singer started out in the receiving department at a major retail chain - "at the bottom," she said. She worked her way up to management. Following the birth of her first child, she considered herself a sort of super mom, juggling career, husband...
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Haiti's Informers Can Mean Death for Dissidents
"They wear dark glasses and they call on their victims after midnight." Graham Greene, Haiti, 1966WHO ARE the shadowy auxiliary police who spread terror in Haiti?Most of them don't wear uniforms. Instead, they wear menacing looks. Pistols bulge beneath...
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Half-Cent Sales Tax Would Pay for Improvements
Richmond Heights wants voters to help fix the city's "hole problem," says Mayor Brainerd W. LaTourette Jr. While the voters are at it, they can help take care of the bridge problem as well, he said.To turn streets with potholes into smooth surfaced...
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Hazelwoods Clash in 4a Baseball
The sectional round of the Missouri Class 4A baseball tournament should be a dandy for fans of the Suburban North Conference.Hazelwood West plays host to Hazelwood Central at 4:15 p.m. today for the right to advance to the state quarterfinals Saturday.West...
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Help Make Subdivision Decision, Msd Urged District Must Keep Eye on Charbonier Plans, Sullivan Says
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District should help decide whether a subdivision should be allowed near the Charbonier Bluffs in north St. Louis County, says Tom Sullivan, a longtime observer of the sewer district."The district has a responsibility...
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Highlights of Antiques Weekend
THE ST. LOUIS ANTIQUES SHOW begins with a preview party tonight and continues through Sunday, May 29.Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 29.General admission is $8 each day; three-day admission...
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Hill Gets Eighth Win as Expos Top Marlins
Darrin Fletcher drove in two runs and Ken Hill earned his eighth victory as the Montreal Expos beat the Florida Marlins 3-1 Wednesday night.Hill (8-2) tied the Cardinals' Bob Tewksbury for the NL lead in wins. He left the bases loaded twice while allowing...
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Hills Gets Eighth Win as Expos Top Marlins
Darrin Fletcher drove in two runs and Ken Hill earned his eighth victory as the Montreal Expos beat the Florida Marlins 3-1 Wednesday night.Hill (8-2) tied the Cardinals' Bob Tewksbury for the NL lead in wins.Rockies 3, Reds 2: Andres Galarraga's home...
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Hospitals Look to Microwaving, Steaming of Wastes
Microwaving and steam sterilization have replaced incineration as possible methods of handling the millions of pounds of medical waste produced by St. Louis area hospitals each year.In microwaving, waste is fed into a mechanical shredder and then bombarded...
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Hospitals Study Microwaving, Steam Sterilization of Waste
Microwaving and steam sterilization have replaced incineration as possible methods of handling the millions of pounds of medical waste produced by St. Louis area hospitals each year.In microwaving, waste is fed into a mechanical shredder and then bombarded...
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It's a Bet: No Getting around Derivatives' High Risk
Swaps, swaptions, inverse floaters, caps, collars and floors. Such is the strange language of derivatives trading.No need to grab a dictionary. You don't need the lingo to understand the kind of high-stakes game that's got Congress in a lather and small...
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John Williams Jr., 46; Executive with At&t, Sumner High Athlete
John Nelson Williams Jr., an executive with AT&T, died Saturday (May 21, 1994) at St. Louis University Hospital from injuries he suffered in an automobile accident. He was 46 and lived in Branchberg, N.J. He was here on business.Mr. Williams was born...
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Jonak Has Whale of Time at Wibc Queens
Regi Jonak's spring vacation turned out to be more of a thrill than expected.Jonak, of St. Peters, has been bowling in the Women's International Bowling Congress Queen's Tournament since the late 1970s. She says the event has become a reunion of bowling...
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Joop: German Designer Brings His Style Here, Maintains Identity
`SOMETIMES FASHION should be offensive," Wolfgang Joop says. "The bizarre is more fascinating to me than a woman in a well-cut pantsuit."The German designer, who is based in Hamburg, was interviewed recently at his Manhattan penthouse - once owned by...
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Journalism Scholarships Awarded
The Journalism Foundation of Metropolitan St. Louis was scheduled to present scholarships and awards totaling more than $18,000 to 16 journalism and communications students at its 25th annual lecture and awards dinner.The event was set for Wednesday...
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Justice for Terrorists
Barring some extraordinary development, the four men convicted in the World Trade Center bombing will spend the rest of their lives in prison. That is as it should be.The four Islamic extremists intended to strike a double blow when they set off a 1,000-pound...
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Labor Endorses Wheat; Ashcroft Stresses Defense
A key endorsement and a warning about defense cuts dominated the U.S. Senate campaign Wednesday.Rep. Alan Wheat, a Democrat, said the endorsement of the Missouri AFL-CIO - which has almost 500,000 members statewide - demonstrates his appeal to working...
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Lankford Makes Points in Victory over Phillies
Whoops, there he is!Ray Lankford, off to a celestial start, had been showing signs of mortality recently. Strikeouts were up, big hits were down. The average, once cruising near the .400 stratosphere, was descending back to earth.But Wednesday night...
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Lawyer's Children Challenge Assets
FOR THE RECORD: The children of the late attorney W. Munro Roberts Jr. have petitioned his wife, Norma L. Roberts, for an accounting of their father's assets. Roberts died last July. The children - W. Munro Roberts III, James J. Roberts and Elizabeth...
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Learning to Live with How You Look
HOW DO YOU KNOW how you look?If you're like lots of Americans, you don't.You might think all you'd need is eyes and a mirror, but no. In a culture as obsessed by appearance as ours, people lose their bearings.They look in the mirror and, instead of seeing...
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Legumes Can Harness Nitrogen
Fertilizer is on every gardener's list of things to pick up at the store this time of year.Ironically, nitrogen is the fertilizer nutrient generally needed most, yet the air contains about 80 percent nitrogen: 35,000 tons over every acre. The problem...
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Legumes Pull Nitrogen out of Thin Air
Fertilizer is on every gardener's list of things to pick up at the store this time of year.Ironically, nitrogen is the fertilizer nutrient generally needed most, yet the air contains about 80 percent nitrogen: 35,000 tons over every acre. The problem...
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Mansell Lightens Up, but Not on Pedal
Nigel Mansell is a breath of fresh air in IndyCar racing, where the competitors often take themselves too seriously.Car owner Roger Penske just doesn't know how to smile. Mario Andretti has a constant look of anguish, as if he is searching for the Maalox....
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Messier Rallies Rangers to Game 7 Showdown
Mark Messier guaranteed Game 6 and delivered.Messier scored three third-period goals, including the game-winner with 7:48 to play Wednesday night, and the New York Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 and force a...
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Millstadt Ponders Building a High School of Its Own
Fears of violence and crowding at Belleville West High School are prompting some Millstadt residents to look at building their own high school.But education officials say state law would have to be changed before a public high school could be built...
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Missing Items Worry This Mother-in-Law
Dear Ann Landers: My son has been married for two years and lives nearby. Before he married, he and his fiancee, "Dotty," spent weekends at my mountain retreat and in my city apartment. Each time they were in one of my residences, I found personal items...
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Montana Boy, 14, Wins Contest; He Really Was All over the Map
Anders Knospe, 14, of Bozeman, Mont., knew what country the Tagus River divides, where the Tarim Basin is and what is the only non-Islamic country bordering the Caspian Sea.Therefore, he walked away with $25,000 Wednesday as winner of the sixth annual...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
St. Clair Country Club in Belleville is where JAY HAAS, one of the kindest, classiest athletes ever developed in the metropolitan area, learned to play golf. He started with four clubs: A 4-wood, putter, 9-iron and 4-iron.He was too small to swing a...
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Mo. Slips, Ill. Rises in Study of States
Missouri slipped and Illinois improved in a Washington think tank's annual grading of states' economic performance.But economic development officials in both states said their job growth and booming economies bely the low grades they got for economic...
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`Mystery Man' Sues to Stop Gambling but Boats Still Expected to Open This Weekend
Troy Harris, the mysterious Missourian whose suit threw a wrench into the state's earlier plans for riverboat gambling, is back.His lawyers filed papers Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the week-old law that permits casinos to offer video...
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Nell Carter Boosts Ratings of Sitcom
NELL Carter has made a career of springing surprises, so it should have startled no one when she took on - even auditioned for - a second lead in a sitcom after starring in a six-season hit.The Carter saga boasts a string of paradoxes, from singing in...
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New Danger Sends FBI to Moscow
The growth of Russian organized crime and its interest in stealing and selling nuclear weapons and materials from the former Soviet Union present "the greatest long-term threat to the security of the United States," FBI Director Louis J. Freeh said Wednesday.To...
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New Roller Hockey Rink in Complex Is Already Booked
A roller hockey rink opened last week at Jamestown Sports Complex in Florissant and already the facility is booked.The next league session for the popular sport will start in July.Tom Twellman, owner of the complex at 5105 North Lindbergh Boulevard,...
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No Quick Answers to World Peace, Clinton Tells Graduating Midshipmen
President Bill Clinton told graduating midshipmen Wednesday that they should not expect quick solutions to the "incredible chaos" in Bosnia and elsewhere.Clinton said, to applause, that U.S. armed forces were the best equipped and best motivated in the...
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Officials Say Voters to Determine How Much State Aid District Gets
Voters in the Union School District in Franklin County face a $750,000 question on June 7, officials say.They will be asked to partly waive the rollback of property tax rates provided by Proposition C, the state sales tax for education. The rollback...
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Olajuwon Fires Rockets Past Jazz
If there was one overriding reason why Hakeem Olajuwon won the National Basketball Association's Most Valuable Player award, it was because he carried a team with no other stars.Case in point: Wednesday night, Game 2 of the Western Conference final.Olajuwon,...
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Older Patients Often Are Lactose Intolerant
Dear Dr. Donohue: I enjoy your informative and well-written column. I believe, however, that you and most doctors fail to understand and recognize lactose intolerance in older patients.Agreed, it is not a life-threatening condition, but it makes life...
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One-Man Show: Passanise Fills the Rooms
GARY PASSANISE has an ambitious exhibition at the Stein Gallery in Clayton. There are three rooms full of works by Passanise in the main gallery - paintings, sculptures and works on paper. All of them are involving, intelligent and are entirely representative...
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