St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 10, 1995

30% of Families Have One Parent Ranking Stuns 1 Who's Been There
Vickie Gordy remembers how lonely and weary she sometimes felt, raising a teen-age daughter by herself. "It takes two strong people to raise a child today," she said.So it was with sadness and surprise that she heard of a Census Bureau report Monday...
30% of Families Have One Parent Statistic Hits Georgia the Hardest
Vickie Gordy remembers how lonely and weary she sometimes felt, raising a teen-age daughter by herself. "It takes two strong people to raise a child today," she said.So it was with sadness and surprise that she heard of a U.S. Census Bureau report Monday...
Affirmative Action under Fire in California Conservative Coalition Is Trying to Ban Preferential Treatment
CALIFORNIANS HAVE set national trends for cutting taxes, punishing illegal immigrants and imposing harsh new penalties on repeat criminals. Now they're adding affirmative action to that list.A loose coalition of conservative scholars and Republican political...
A Fractured Community
I recently attended a meeting of St. Louis businessmen and heard Charles "Chuck" Knight, chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric, say the following: "Downtown's top attractions - the Arch, Busch Stadium, Kiel Center, Union Station, the convention center,...
After 50 Years, British Bride and Bridesmaid Collide in U.S
Cathy Stone had become a fading memory to Eileen McCollum in the half-century since they had seen each other last - a picture in her wedding album, the maid of honor at her wedding.So distant was the memory that when the two women wound up in the same...
A Group That Works Quietly but Effectively
GET READY TO HEAR more from the St. Louis Black Leadership Roundtable.Haven't heard of the group? It's been around for several years, but many of its efforts have been behind the scenes.It was activated a few years ago, largely through the work of Ronald...
Aldermen Place Property Tax on Ballot - Again
The Cottleville Board of Aldermen will ask voters a second time to approve a property tax.A similar proposal lost at the polls on Nov. 8 by a vote of 167-127. The board voted unanimously Thursday to try again.On April 4, voters will be asked to approve...
Alton Doctor Charged with Ordering Expensive, Unnecessary Tests
Dr. Thomas Bruce Vest, owner of the Doctors Clinic in Alton, ordered expensive, unnecessary tests for dozens of patients and overbilled Medicare and private insurers in a plot to recover losses on his clinic and to pay for its costly equipment, a federal...
An Exuberant Recital by Eroica Trio
THE EROICA TRIO lived up not only to its own name Sunday night but also to that of the series under whose auspices the three performed: Great Artist. Erika Nickrenz (piano), Adela Pena (violin) and Sara Sant'Ambrogio (cello) acquitted themselves masterfully...
Bettman, Goodenow Narrow Differences Free Agency Called Final Hurdle to Accord
After National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players in October, union chief Bob Goodenow promised a long, nasty fight.Goodenow kept his promise, and now, after a bloody, 102-day brawl, the bout is in its final round. The final...
Bettman, Goodenow Play Some One-on-One Progress Reported in Nhl's Final Round
After National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman locked out the players in October, union chief Bob Goodenow promised a long, nasty fight.Goodenow kept his promise, and now, after a bloody, 102-day brawl, the bout is in its final round. The final...
Boyfriend Told Office Workers She Has Herpes
Dear Abby: I felt compelled to write after reading the letter from "Alone in Colorado," the young woman who was fearful of confiding in anyone that she had genital herpes.I kept that embarrassing secret for 10 years, until I met a man I thought was wonderful....
Briefs
NEW JERSEY Airport Blacked Out By AccidentA construction accident blacked out Newark N.J. International Airport on Monday, stalling departing passengers and leaving arriving travelers sitting on idle jets.All international and many domestic flights...
Briefs/region
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Attorney Plans Appeal Based On Mental Illness</P><P>A Missouri man scheduled to die early Wednesday at Potosi for killing an interstate traveler for his car suffers from a mental disease and brain damage and should...
Britons Hold Tarnished Image of Royal Family, 2 Polls Show
The monarchy's popularity has plummeted, with most Britons disillusioned by a bitter separation between heir to the throne Prince Charles and his wife, Diana, two newspaper polls revealed Monday.Most of Queen Elizabeth's subjects believe the royal family...
Budget Proposal Delayed Speaker Is Predicting Amendment Will Face `a Very Tough Vote'
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., predicted on Monday "a very tough vote" on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.And Republicans delayed by a week a full House vote on the measure, which could require cuts totaling $1.2 trillion in the...
Capital(ist) Letters Gurus Offer Ideas for Investments
After a tough year in the markets, many investors are looking for an edge in '95. And waiting for them is a world of gurus and sages full of ideas for other people's money.The world of the investment newsletter is peopled with everything from geniuses...
Casinos Cashing in on Slot Machines Gaming Devices More Than Double Income for Boats
Neither cold nor ice - nor the lack of close parking - could discourage Bernice Heine from her quest Monday to gamble.Heine, 80, was among a group of residents from the Little Sisters of the Poor, a retirement complex at 3225 North Florissant. The...
Chicago Schools Blame a Victim
Attorneys for the Chicago school board say they are simply defending their client, but their strategy in the case of a 9-year-old girl who was sexually attacked by a 12-year-old boy is grossly insensitive. In papers filed in Cook County Circuit Court,...
City Council Eyes Lindenwood College Building Venture
St. Charles is considering whether to join with Lindenwood College in building a cultural center and making other improvements to the area around the campus.City Council members will discuss a joint venture at their meeting tonight, when they talk about...
Complex Issue Property's Future Concerns Athletes, Developers
In the past, the Mueller Road Sports Complex has been targeted by St. Charles city officials as prime property for industrial development."It seems like whenever there's a new city councilman, they take a look at that area for economic development,"...
Comprehensive Care Gets Needed Cash Lindner Funds to Invest $2 Million in Private Deal
The Lindner Funds mutual-funds group is injecting $2 million into struggling Comprehensive Care Corp. in a move that could make Lindner the health-care company's biggest shareholder.In the private financing, Comprehensive Care has issued a secured...
Costello Says He'll Attempt to Help Parks Airport Needs Radar, New Control Tower
Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D-Belleville, said Monday that he would ask the Federal Aviation Administration chief, David B. Hinson, to "see what can be done" about getting radar and a new control tower for St. Louis Downtown-Parks Airport in Cahokia.Costello...
County's Recovery Is Test to Shrink Government
Orange County, in bankruptcy, has become the laboratory that some conservatives have always hoped for.Because the taxpayers wouldn't stand for it, the county cannot turn to tax increases to help cover a $2 billion loss from a risky investment portfolio...
Court Upholds Award to Victim of Implants Appeal Was Based on Reliability of Testimony
The U.S. Supreme Court let stand on Monday a $7.34 million judgment awarded to a woman from California who says she contracted a painful disease after her silicone breast implants ruptured.The justices rejected arguments by Dow Corning Corp., which manufactured...
Daughter Threatens to Sue for Tuition
Dear Ann Landers: Our daughter, "Mary," is 18 and just started to attend a state college. Since my husband and I cannot afford to pay for her to live in a dormitory at this time, we asked that she live at home for two years. Mary refused and moved in...
Democrats Scarce on Edgar's Day His Inauguration Marks First Step in Gop Takeover in Illinois
It wasn't as if there were no Democrats present Monday for the second-term inauguration of Gov. Jim Edgar and his GOP-sweep team.But even political junkies would have been hard pressed to name the lone Democrat who took the oath of office in the gala...
DISABLED OR DIFFERENT IF KIDS CAN'T CHANGE THE WAY THEY LEARN, SCHOOLS MAY HAVE TO CHANGE THE WAY THEY TEACH Series: Beyond the Classroom Last of Three Parts
Imagine you are the parent of a 5-year-old who is already reading and writing - and he hasn't even started kindergarten. Precocious? Yes. Gifted? Maybe.</P><P>Now pretend you are the parent of that very same 5-year-old, but instead of...
Doctors Reviving Health-Insurance Debate
Maybe physicians can succeed where politicians have failed. That's the hope of a group of Missouri doctors seeking to bring a single-payer health-insurance system to Missouri. Single-payer plans have been introduced in the Legislature several times,...
Dole Wants to Dismantle Family Leave
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., took aim Monday at environmental regulations and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act - saying in a speech here that both issues are examples of the "unfunded federal mandates" that the GOP-controlled Congress...
Dolphin Dilemma Shula, Marino and Miami Miss Boat Again
Another season, another missed opportunity for Miami. Call it the Dolphin Dilemma.Miami has one of the greatest quarterbacks in National Football League history in Dan Marino. And one of the game's greatest coaches in Don Shula.Yet that combination has...
Drive for Normandy Hospital Hits Detour
A move to reopen a hospital in Normandy hit a snag before a state panel Monday when an attorney for competing hospitals unveiled documents critical of the investors based in Houston.The lawyer, David M. Harris, said the Texas investors had lost money...
Durden Hits 33; Cincinnati Rolls over Xavier 87-80
LaZelle Durden broke out of a five-game shooting slump Monday night with 33 points to lead Cincinnati to an 87-80 victory over crosstown rival Xavier.Durden hit a 3-pointer and a layup in a nine-point spurt that put Cincinnati (10-5) ahead to stay 74-66...
Early Guesses about Where to Put Your Money in '95
Don't feel uniquely punished if your investments lost money last year. Most of the world's markets came up snake eyes. Europe's stock markets were flat to down, Asia sank even more and the Mexican peso devaluation undercut Latin America.If every dip...
Elderly Illegal Immigrants Put a Strain on the Welfare System
Choi-Ling Hom, who immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong, is an elderly woman living in a middle-class suburb of San Francisco with her daughter, an accountant, and her son-in-law, who works for a household furnishing business.They have a comfortable...
Ex-Employee of County Guilty in Traffic Death
A former highway foreman for Lincoln County has been found guilty of careless and imprudent driving in an accident that killed a woman from Troy in 1993.A jury in Lincoln County delivered its verdict Thursday and recommended a sentence of 45 days in...
Freedom Eases South Africa's Pain
For many white South Africans, Joe Slovo used to be a hate figure: a white man who led the Communist Party and planned guerrilla war against the regime. But when he died last week, newspapers printed respectful tributes to him as a negotiator who helped...
From 38th Place to Sixth?
The balkanization that has so burdened metropolitan St. Louis for decades has a simple solution, which every resident intuitively grasps: consolidation of the city of St. Louis with its 90 suburban neighbors in St. Louis County. Simple though the answer...
Gingrich Dismisses Historian New Speaker's Choice Had Opposed Funding for Holocaust Course
Speaker Newt Gingrich fired his new House historian Monday night after learning that she had chaired a review panel that complained that a Holocaust course failed to present Nazi and Ku Klux Klan views.Gingrich, R-Ga., acted swiftly after learning the...
Gingrich Favors Aid to Legal Aliens Speaker Suggests Republicans May Drop Proposal to Deny Benefits
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., indicated Monday that Republicans might drop a plan to deny benefits to legal immigrants who have not yet become citizens."I think we're going to revisit the question of eliminating legal aliens from ever getting access...
Honor Roll
Students at Hollenbeck Junior High School, 4555 Central School Road, must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first quarter honor roll: 6th Grade Beth Christine Baldridge, Amanda Nicole...
`I Felt like an Alien'
Squib was an unusually tiny owl who couldn't hoot or fly. . . . Moths & Mothers, Feathers & Fathers</P><P>ACCORDING TO author and illustrator Larry Shles, his first book could just as easily have begun like this:</P><P>"Larry...
Insurance Firms Agree to Modify Standards State Study Finds Bias Law Violations
Fourteen home insurers have agreed to change the way they decide whom to insure after the Missouri Department of Insurance said they violated Missouri's insurance-underwriting laws.In a 21-month study of home-insurance practices released Monday, state...
Jayhawks Pull Rank on Tigers No. 17 Mu's Big Eight Streak Deep-Sixed by No. 3 Kansas
Sweet 16 aged and withered away in one dramatic swoop at the Hearnes Center on Monday night. With an emphatic 102-89 victory, the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks snuffed out the Missouri Tigers' remarkable Big Eight Conference winning streak of 16 games...
Judge Tells O.J. Simpson Jury to Prepare to Be Sequestered
The judge in the O.J. Simpson murder trial ordered the 24 jurors and alternates to report Wednesday for total sequestration at a secret site.The jurors and alternates were told Monday to prepare for a long sequestration that "won't be a picnic" and were...
Judge Tells O.J. Simpson Jury to Prepare to Be Sequestered
Jurors in the O.J. Simpson murder trial were sent home Monday to get ready to spend the next several months sequestered in a secret location.With their suitcases in hand, the 12 jurors and 12 alternates will report Wednesday to Los Angeles County sheriffs,...
Kansas, Antlers Come Up Huge on Big Monday
The cable sports folks call it Big Monday.That's untruth in advertising.A KU-Mizzou basketball game at the Hearnes Center is BIG Monday.By definition, any game is large if Alton's Ed Hightower, alias The Ref, is summoned to officiate.A contest moves...
Lawyer: Teen Backs out of Reynolds Case
A lawyer claimed Monday that a teen-age campaign worker had recanted her claims of having an illicit affair with Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill. The campaign worker had filed a sex-abuse suit against Reynolds.The case took a second unexpected turn when a former...
Lions Split in Iowa Play; Defense Lags
The Lindenwood College men's basketball team won one and lost one at the Mount St. Claire College Classic in Clinton, Iowa, over the weekend."We had a chance to win both games, but it just didn't work out that way," said Lions coach Rick Kestner after...
Making Do: Stretching $4.25 Wage Is `Kind of Tough'
If President Bill Clinton's administration gets its way, that will suit Sandy Robin just fine.Robin, 29, of St. Louis, runs the cash register at the Clark Service Station at 1301 South Hampton Avenue. She earns just above the federal minimum wage of...
Man Feels Vindicated by Harassment Ruling Case Parallels `Disclosure' Movie, Raises Issue of Women Bosses as Predators
WHEN HIS BOSS first started commenting about his appearance, Roger Holly paid little heed.When she came close to him, sniffed him and asked about his cologne, Holly tried to ignore her.The son of an Oakland, Calif., preacher, Holly says he was accustomed...
Martin's Motto: `I Just Play Basketball' Lincoln High Product Carries Load at Purdue
"When Cuonzo was out of the game, we fell apart. Without him, we would have been in bad shape. His knee was hurting him pretty bad the last two weeks of the season, but he is the kind of guy who would not let that stop him. He has one of the biggest...
Meeting on Labor Talks Morning Briefing
Caterpillar, Union Set Meeting On Labor Talks</P><P>Caterpillar Inc. and the United Auto Workers, more than 200 days into a company-wide strike, agreed Monday to meet in the hopes of scheduling their first negotiations. The time and place...
Memories, Lessons in Letting Go Are Etched on Icy Hill
IT WAS a disappointing snowfall, a skimp of sugar on a sheet of nasty, glare ice. Earlier that morning it had rained, and icicles hung from the eaves of the house like some crystal monster's fangs. The house finches quarreled in the glassy honeysuckle,...
Memphis Hangs on, Tops Depaul
It was a lesson to be learned for both teams Sunday night - Memphis managed to smile afterward, but DePaul went home scratching its head.Paced by Lorenzen Wright's 24 points, the Tigers managed to hang on for a 77-69 win in the Great Midwest Conference...
Missouri Breaks Ranks, Leads Trio into Top 25
Missouri loves company.The University of Missouri Tigers finally cracked the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball rankings Monday, jumping in at No. 17.Missouri, which was fifth in last season's final rankings, was one of three teams to enter the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Eye Drops:- Do NFL teams recruit defensive backs who can't catch, or is that just good coaching?- The officials who worked the San Diego-Miami game have a job in the NHL any time they want it.- TOMMY JOHN, who set a major-league record by pitching in...
NASCAR Fan Turns Her Racing Interest into Winner's Circle
For nearly three decades, Barbara Zimmermann has been an auto racing fan. Last summer, she turned that interest into a business for herself when she opened "Bobby Allison's Winner's Circle" store in Mid Rivers Mall.Zimmermann, 49, has followed auto racing...
New Treasurer Steals the Inaugural Show Jokes from Judy Baar Topinka Break the Ceremony's Usually Formal Routine
JUDY BAAR TOPINKA says the state can trust her to guard its money, but she stole the show at the inauguration of the state's constitutional officers Monday.Following her swearing in as Illinois' first female treasurer, Topinka delighted the Springfield...
NY Trial of Egyptian Opens Charge Is `Urban Terrorism' Plot
The trial of a blind Egyptian cleric and 11 other Muslims accused of plotting bombings and assassinations in a "war of urban terrorism" began Monday in a heavily guarded courthouse.U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey outlined the case to 100 potential...
Obituaries
E.D. McCormick</P><P>Elizabeth D. McCormick, 70, of St. Charles, died Sunday (Jan. 8, 1995) of natural causes at her home.</P><P>Mrs. McCormick was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in St....
Ortwerth Chooses Lawyer from State Government
County Executive Joe Ortwerth has chosen as the next county counselor a lawyer who was the state's lead attorney in the Christine Busalacchi case.She is Joann Leykam, 38, who has worked for the state for most of her professional career. For the past...
Penn State's Carter to Enter NFL Draft
Penn State tailback Ki-Jana Carter said Monday that he would waive his fifth year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft so he could support his family."It gives me the opportunity to provide for the security of my family," said Carter, the Heisman Trophy...
People
KIT GINGRICH, mother of House Speaker NEWT GINGRICH, hasn't lost her taste for television interviews, despite her encounter with CONNIE CHUNG.In fact, the speaker's mom used Monday's "American Journal" to call Chung "two-faced" for sandbagging her into...
Pet Inc. to Join British Conglomerate's Pantry
A British food and drink conglomerate plans to swallow Pet Inc., the St. Louis-based maker of Old El Paso salsa, Progresso soup and other kitchen cupboard staples.Grand Metropolitan Plc has agreed to pay $2.6 billion to make Pet a part of its empire,...
Phils' Offer to Jefferies Had Logic
The Philadelphia Phillies' signing of Gregg Jefferies last month prompted surprise in some corners of the baseball community and alarm in others. Chances are it evoked some anger, too.On Dec. 14, in the middle of labor war based on the clubs' premise...
Politics Makes Strange Bumperstickers
`HONK If You've Slept With Clinton!""Neuter Newt!""Vote Democratic . . . . It's Easier Than Getting A Job!""No Newt Is Good Newt."These are not cheap Washington political opinions. They cost two bucks apiece, and they come straight from the heart of...
Radja's Return Sparks Celtics
Dino Radja returned to Boston's lineup Monday night after missing 15 games with a broken hand and scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Celtics beat visiting Washington 114-101, the Bullets' eighth consecutive loss.Radja finished with 18 points...
Rams Now Search for Coach as Well as a Home
If there is a St. Louis Rams franchise in the National Football League next season, it won't be coached by Chuck Knox.Knox, whose 193 career victories have been exceeded by only five other coaches in the NFL, was fired Monday by the Los Angeles Rams."Certainly...
Russians Poised at Palace Chechen Capital Turns into Smoky Battlefield
Russian tanks and artillery hammered the city's heart with hundreds of shells and rockets Monday. Chechen rebels fought to hold the presidential palace and other key installations.President Boris Yeltzin ordered his troops to halt all attacks for 48...
Russian Spy Post in Cuba May Figure in Aid Debates
The once formidable Russian presence in Cuba has sharply diminished in recent years except for a spy station that is becoming a rallying point for members of Congress seeking cutbacks in U.S. aid to Moscow.U.S. officials describe the spy station as a...
`Scared' Hardaway Sparks Magic Win
Orlando Magic guard Anfernee Hardaway was a bit wary going into Sunday night's game against Detroit.He was worried that the Pistons, missing five of their top eight players, might actually get an advantage out of being so banged up."I was really scared...
Schmidt Cruises into Hall with 4th Best Percentage
Mike Schmidt, perhaps the greatest third baseman in baseball history, was the overwhelming and only choice Monday for election to the Hall of Fame.Schmidt, whose 548 home runs rank seventh on the career list, was named on 444 of the 460 ballots by the...
Sen. Dodd Asked to Head Democratic Party
President Bill Clinton has turned to Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., to head the Democratic Party and lead it out of one of its lowest points in years, White House officials said Monday night.The officials said the president had settled on Dodd because...
Sentimental View of Orphanages
One of Newt Gingrich's greatest gifts is his ability to defy stereotyping. In the weeks following the election, the press and many Democrats including the first family thought they could easily fit Gingrich into the "Scrooge Republican" mold for his...
Settlements Hurt Peace, Egypt Says
Israel and the PLO reopened negotiations Monday on expanding Palestinian self-rule. But Egypt - chief mediator between the two sides - warned that Israel's enlarging of Jewish settlements in the West Bank endangered the peace process.Egyptian Foreign...
She Suspects Husband May Have Alzheimer's Disease
Dear Dr. Donohue: The recent publicity about former President Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's disease causes me to suspect it in my husband. He is OK most of the time, but he shows signs of forgetfulness and loss of interest in what's going on.Aren't there...
Short of Perfection
It is a most special honor to be joined in anyone's mind with Tom Eagleton. For all of my political life, Tom has been for me the model of what a public servant should be - smart, energetic, dedicated, always committed to the principles in which he believed....
Slight Rise in Weekend Injuries, Mostly `Ice-Related'
With ice-melting weather forecast to move in today, emergency room staffs and ambulance crews can exhale at last.They've been tensed up since Friday, when ice and sleet glazed the metropolitan area.Some reported a busy - but not hectic - weekend. Others...
Southwest Missouri State Seeks to Offer New Lesson: Civic Values
Southwest Missouri State University wants to reach beyond the corner of the state that's part of its name. If it has its way, the ambitious school based in Springfield, Mo., will become the state's "public affairs" university.The university doesn't want...
Sports Shorts
NCAA Toughens Fresman Eligibility</P><P>The National Collegiate Athletic Association, which is holding its annual meeting in San Diego, has adopted slightly tougher freshman eligibility standards than what had been offered in a compromise...
Sports Shorts
NCAA Toughens Freshman Eligibility</P><P>The National Collegiate Athletic Association, in a ringing reaffirmation of the reform movement, on Monday overwhelmingly agreed to raise academic standards for incoming student-athletes. Then,...
Spotlight
The student spotlight this week shines on Dan Stites, a senior at Wentzville High School with a penchant for music. Dan is a natural performer who plays guitar in a rock band and in a jazz band.He and three friends started the rock band at the beginning...
State out to Slam Door on Slamming Long-Distance Carriers Switched without OK
The Missouri Public Service Commission and others in state government are hoping to stop the practice of changing a telephone customer's long-distance carrier without the customer's knowledge or approval, a practice known as "slamming."Promises of cash...
Stewart, Williams Do `Two-Step'
They made nice before the game, sitting and gabbing on the Missouri bench. They gushed about each other's teams after. In between, though, there was a lapse in decorum between Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart and Kansas coach Roy Williams.In the...
Story, Shelley Long Sink `Spring Break'
`LOVE BOAT" minus the boat is a fair (even kind) description of "Women of Spring Break" (8 tonight on Channel 4), an embarrassing comedy that DeLane Matthews ("Dave's World") and Mel Harris ("thirtysomething") should try to forget.Shelley Long, however,...
Study Again Links Deaths to Truman Veterans Ward but Investigation Still Fails to Find Evidence of Crime
Yet another study cites a high death rate during 1992 in one ward of the Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Mo.But despite the government's latest statistical analysis of 55 deaths in Ward Four East, officials have still found no evidence...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAY "Blood Brothers": David Cassidy and Petula Clark re-create their Broadway roles in Willy Russell's award-winning musical about a couple of Liverpool brothers (Petula plays their mom) who...
Sushi Secret: Robot Rice Patters Restaurants Expand with the Help of Fast Machines
ROBOTS HAVE come to New York, and what they have in their cold little plastic hands is sushi.Quicker than a human, inevitable like the tide, the Suzumo Machinery Co.'s sushi robot, an $86,000 machine with four pairs of white plastic hands, is turning...
Talk Show Students Gather for Speech Invitational
Plenty of students were talking in classrooms at Fort Zumwalt South High School last week, but no one tried to hush them up.About 250 students from 14 high schools were competing in the school's sixth annual speech invitational. Competing in 12 categories,...
Tankers Keep Even Keel but Sink in Rough Waters
Going in, Fort Zumwalt South swimming coach Mike O'Brien had a pretty good idea what to expect."I'd been hearing that Parkway Central was one of the top five or six teams in the state; I knew they had some good swimmers back and they also have an excellent...
The Rematch: 49ers-Cowboys a Natural Bout
Is the third time the charm, the time the San Francisco 49ers dish out some hurt to the Dallas Cowboys?If it isn't, all that offseason maneuvering and in-season superlatives will have been for naught.As anticipated since the season began, the 49ers will...
T-Ing off Is Becoming the Norm for Stewart
Gracious as the gesture seemed, there are skeptics who perceived University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart's act of cloaking his players in congratulatory red T-shirts at Nebraska on Saturday as more calculating than courteous. Pshaw, says Stewart, who...
Toll-Free Upgrade: Southwestern Bell Offering to Install Touch-Tone Lines for Free
Listen up if you are a dial-hard - one of the 16 percent of Southwestern Bell customers in Missouri who still uses a rotary phone.Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. wants to give you a touch-tone phone line. No charge. No gimmicks. The phone company installs...
Tourney a Winner for All Maplewood Wins, Host Pirates Fourth
Don Frazier could not have been prouder.St. Charles High held its 25th wrestling tournament Saturday and it worked out well for everyone."We're really happy about the way things went," said Frazier, the first-year coach at St. Charles. "The weather Friday...
United Gaming Seeks Missouri Casino Sites
SHOOTING CRAPS: Texas mi$$ionareCQ Richard Rainwater, part owner of Kirkland Investments in Gotham, and his United Gaming have been scouring Missouri. They are thisclose to inking a contract to buy land in south St. Louis County and the Kansas City suburbs....
Wildcats' Superstar Signs Letter to Play for Mizzou Tigers
Jamie J. Lowry, a standout athlete at Wright City High School, has signed a letter-of-intent to play softball at the University of Missouri-Columbia.Lowry, a pitcher and shortstop, guided the Wildcats to four consecutive district titles and capped her...
Wildlife Diversity Report Covers Range of Topics
Prairie chickens continued to struggle along in Missouri last year. Decurrent false asters took a dunking. Peregrine falcons nested elsewhere, and running buffalo clover ran into unexpected problems but then cropped up unexpectedly. The latest Wildlife...
Worst Floods since 1986 Strike Northern California
Redwood trees toppled and people fled resort communities Monday in the hills north of San Francisco as seven days of rain caused the region's worst flooding in almost a decade.Hundreds of people were evacuated and power was knocked out to thousands of...
Yeagley Is 2nd Hoosier to Win Mac's Player of Year Award
Jerry and Todd Yeagley, Indiana University's father-son, soccer coach-player combination, thought the ultimate bond would have been to share a national championship.Last month they missed their last chance. Indiana, which has won three NCAA titles under...