St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 9, 1996

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2 New Companies Want to Sell Music on the Web
If two young music companies on the Internet get their way, consumers will start to think very differently about the way they develop their musical tastes and buy recordings.Both companies want to take advantage of the well-known attributes of the World...
$5.8 Million Computer System to Link District Buildings
Students and staff in all 24 Hazelwood School District schools and the administration building will be linked via computer in about a year.The Hazelwood School Board has approved a $5.8 million technology system to provide a network among all of the...
A Cautionary Note about Booze Therapy
Dear Dr. Donohue: When we're told to take a moderate amount of alcohol - say, beer - for our heart's health, what exactly is meant by the words "moderate amount."The people who suggest daily moderate alcohol translate moderation as two drinks a day for...
All-Metro Softball Teams
First Team1B: Kelly Gerard, Northwest2B: Heather Mackie, Lafayette 3B: Debbie Stark, Northwest SS: Sara McNeal, Parkway West C: Kristin Mohl, Parkway West OF: Lindsay Wright, Kirkwood OF: Michelle Patrico, Aquinas-Mercy OF: Laura Rudonavich, Fox P: Katie...
Angel Food Cake a Minor Miracle: Heavenly Treat with No Fat
NO WONDER ANGEL food cake is so named: It is, after all, a minor miracle - a heavenly treat with no fat.Angel food gets its light and airy ways from egg whites beaten to a froth before other ingredients are added. The yolks are left out, and there's...
Area Stores Set Up Shop with Special Hours, Service
Cellular phone to mouth, cream-colored wind suit in hand, Debbie Stream of Des Peres was in the middle of a holiday shopping roll at 10 p.m. last week at Famous-Barr in the West County Shopping Center."Is this the '90s or what?" Stream said, tucking...
As Elway Watches, Favre Packs Away Title
Brett Favre was glad one of his favorite players was sidelined and thrilled two others were on the field Sunday.Favre shook hands with John Elway before the game, then passed the Green Bay Packers to a 41-6 victory over the Denver Broncos that clinched...
Awards
AWARDSCahokia Mounds State Historic Site has recently won awards for a video, personal achievement and publications.The Lifetime Professional Achievement Award was presented to Bill Iseminger by the Illinois Association of Museums. He was honored for...
Bell Ringers Come in Handy for Salvation Army's Drive
There is a job description that can be met by a corporate executive, Girl Scout or an entire family. The job requires only two important credentials: a smile and a bell.As the holiday season gathers speed, the Salvation Army brings out its most diverse...
Big Deal Future Slu Women's Frontliners Set to Battle for Bragging Rights
One St. Louis University basketball team had a superb recruiting class this fall, landing two of the top players in the area. Men's coach Charlie Spoonhour did OK, too.Jill Pizzotti, second-year Billikens women's coach, signed two-fifths of last year's...
Boeing Introduces Next Generation Newest 737s Can Fly Faster, Farther, Higher
With thousands of employees and customers looking on, Boeing on Sunday rolled out the first of its new-generation 737s, the jetliner that the company hopes will become a standard in the next century.At a daylong ceremony at Boeing's Renton plant, company...
Briefs
NEW JERSEYPilot Killed As Single-Engine Plane Crashes Into Roof Of Small GroceryA single-engine plane crashed through the roof of a small grocery in Port Norris, N.J., on Sunday, killing the pilot and slightly injuring a man inside the market. The plane...
Briefs
NEW JERSEYPlane Crashes Into Store, Killing PilotA single-engine plane crashed through the roof of a small grocery in Port Norris, N.J., on Sunday, killing the pilot and slightly injuring a man inside the market. The plane crashed nose-first into Newcomb's...
Business Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHTO.K. Third time's the charm. The phone number of Gateway Custom Cycle at 1320 East Broadway, Alton, Ill. 62002, is (618) 463-1270. Its fax number is (618) 463-1280. Both numbers have been wrong in previous Bulletin Boards. Abashed apologies.*...
Candied Orange Custard Tart Adds Zest to Season
ORANGE COLOR IS an unreliable indicator of quality in oranges. Depending on the variety, the mature fruit is actually greenish, yellow or even brown.Because most of the commercial crop is treated with ethylene gas or vegetable dye to enhance its market...
Caring about Your Work Is What Makes It Worthwhile
How many of us in the business world have ever paused at work in mid-career to ask ourselves, "Whatever happened to my dream?"For those who have forgotten their dreams, management author Allan Cox, chairman of Berryman Communications Co. in Chicago,...
Catering to Careers City's Vo-Tech High School Takes Innovative Steps to Put Students on Job Path
STEP INTO the Career Academy in St. Louis, and you might think you've walked into a large business office rather than a public high school.A cavernous room that used to be five classrooms now holds 120 students, all working quietly at their own pace...
Chances, Challenges Abound, Says Selsor Codes, Zoning, Roads and Parks `Must Keep Pace with Growth'
Jefferson County is no longer on the brink of growth - it's in the thick of it.That was the message that Presiding Commissioner Jon Selsor delivered Thursday in his second annual State of the County address.The county's growth offers opportunities as...
Changes Add Pizazz to a Popular Park
Even before the trail in Creve Coeur Park was completed late last summer, hundreds of people were using it for biking, hiking, jogging, stroller pushing, in-line skating and just about any sort of locomotion you can think of that's not motorized.The...
Christmas Greeting? Sorry, Rich, but
At least publicly, Rams President John Shaw is sticking by his guns. He will make no decision on the fate of coach Rich Brooks until the end of the season.But after Sunday's disheartening 35-9 loss to Chicago, Shaw wasn't exactly rushing to the nearest...
City Fires Attorney, Hires New Some on Council Protest Lack of Input or Search
Elbert Walton, who once represented Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins against three members of the City Council, has been appointed as Berkeley's new city attorney.At a recent closed meeting, the council decided to fire City Attorney Denise Watson-Wesley...
Colleges Cracking Down on Students' Rowdy Behavior Administrators Using Codes to Target Mischief
ALICE IS dead.The initiation rite for student "Knights of St. Patrick" at the University of Missouri at Rolla - consisting of a public dunking in a vat of goo and said to be named for a former Knight's former girlfriend - is canceled for next year's...
Comforting Coconut-Rice Pudding Is Good for What Ails You
`SHE: Don't you feel well?HE: What tipped you off? My rheumatic cough or the satchels under my eyes? SHE: It was your unusually sunny disposition. I'll fix you some comfort food. What sounds better - potato soup or rice pudding? HE: That's what you call...
Companies Don't Mind the Tag-Along Spouses but Few Pay for Them
A growing number of companies do not mind if a spouse goes on the road with a business traveler, but fewer than ever are willing to pay for it.That information comes from a survey of 282 travel managers in the United States by Runzheimer International,...
Compulsive Gamblers, Legislators Could Soon Need the Same Help
ROBERT VICKERY WAS less than impressed when he repeatedly called an Illinois problem gamblers' agency and got only recorded messages.Vickery is not a problem gambler but a member of the Illinois Gaming Board, who performed a little test of 1-800-GAMBLING.I...
Consolidated Makes a Long Jump
Consolidated Communications Inc. jumped into Ameritech's business less than three months after President Bill Clinton signed the bill paving the way for increased competition in local and long-distance telephone service.Seven months later, Consolidated...
Court Rulings, Protests Push Serbia toward Confrontation Protesters Call for Resistance to `Dictatorship'
President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia has elected to confront his opponents, who not only want to get back election victories but also to oust him.It appeared that Milosevic's courts would deny the opposition its local election victories. Radomir Lazarevic,...
`D' Extends Dallas' Dominance of Cardinals
The Dallas Cowboys are back in first place, put there by a patchwork defense crippled by suspension and injuries.Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin combined on a 50-yard pass for the game's only touchdown Sunday as Dallas beat Arizona 10-6 to vault past Washington...
Doctor Says Baby Who Died Had a Transfusion Mother, a Jehovah's Witness, Died after Delivery
A doctor who treated baby Aviz Jayln Beal during his short life has stepped forward to say that she transfused the baby with blood and that this is commonly done to try to save the life of a child, despite parents' religious objections.The baby was born...
Donna Hafer - Museum Showcases Collector's Passion: Antique Haviland China
For Haviland collector Donna Hafer, the elegant china evokes leisurely dinners by candlelight and 12-course meals with as many place settings. And holidays when Grandma's table was set with her best china. In many homes, according to Hafer, the "best...
Don't Buy into Stress of Holiday Season Program Helps Families Relax, Celebrate
Christmas comes but once a year. And for many, that is plenty.The season of cheer can be filled with stress and anxiety for many people caught up in the merry-go-round whirl of activities. Their desire to create the perfect Christmas for their families...
Dried Fruit Goes into This Holiday Pudding
WHEN I prepare steamed puddings, I'm reminded that desserts can be simple to prepare, closer to a cook's "doing it by feel" than a pastry chef's precise mode of operation.I especially like the fact that puddings are thrifty concoctions, often using vegetables...
Duty Japan's Princess Finds `Hardship' in Palace Role
Crown Princess Masako said Sunday at her first solo press conference that the conflict between ancient palace ways and herself has caused her "hardship."The frank statement by the Harvard-educated former diplomat marked the first time she has acknowledged...
Dynamic Duos: All-Metro Softball First-Teamers Are Two of a Kind
Four pairs of teammates have been named to the Post-Dispatch All-Metro Softball first team.Fox, which finished third in the Missouri Class 4A tournament, had Lori Beilke (DH and utility player) and Laura Rudanovich (outfield) chosen for the team.Also...
Easy Nibbles Help Perk Up Holiday Party
WHEN YOU CAN mix, microwave, serve, store and reheat in the same bowl, now that's my kind of party recipe.Many casserole dishes on the market can do all those chores mentioned. They also go in the dishwasher, and they're attractive, so you don't mind...
Even Conservatives Resort to Courts
The minuet of modern liberalism - the dance of a doctrine in decline - continues. Having become unpersuasive, and hence uneasy in political arenas, liberalism dabbles at democracy but increasingly relies on litigation rather than legislation to achieve...
Familiarity Boosts Bombers Goalie
Goalie Brian Weygandt had the ability. "He just needed some confidence," said John Burroughs goalie coach Louis Brunel.That's exactly what Brian got after two top performances,including a 6-0 shutout over Pattonville on Nov. 26 that lifted Brian's record...
Five New Top Management Books
Studies show that four out of five management books are never finished, but you shouldn't have any problem with this group. Plus, you'll learn something along the way.Three of the books are tied to the important trend of global markets opening up; one...
Frazzle Time: Deep Breaths Savvy Ideas to Salve the Holiday Hectics
BREATHE deeply. Stay calm. And don't forget your mantra."I CAN be in control. I CAN be in control . . ."You can do this holiday thing. Just think how far you've come. You survived Halloween, barely. You got through Thanksgiving still talking to most...
Get the Message: Warriors a Force to Be Reckoned With
The St. Charles West High Warriors sent out a message Friday, knocking off visiting Borgia 50-45.The Warriors, despite graduating a number of key players, are still a force to be reckoned with.The Warriors, who improved to 2-0, led 19-18 at halftime...
Getting What You Pay for in Planner
It's probably easier to pick a mutual fund than it is to find the right financial adviser, but that doesn't stop most Americans from seeking professional advice. We all just want someone to tell us what to do with our money.Finding that special someone...
Hawks Qb: He Can Play in Big Games
Jim Mitchell played in only one state high-school football Class 5A championship game, and he didn't want the state title to slip away.Jim, the quarterback for Hazelwood Central, took advantage of his fast receivers and Oak Park's slower defensive secondary...
Here's a Primer on College Costs
How much will you have to pay to send your kid to college?Here's a hint. If you're a fairly typical family with three kids, making $50,000 a year with fairly typical savings, college financial aid officers will figure that they can squeeze about $5,300...
Highlights of Trip to Gambling's Mecca
We're here in the heart of the casino beast, where we covered last week's American Gaming Summit. Like any other industry, the gambling business has a growing circuit of conferences and trade shows.This annual meeting of casino executives, suppliers...
Hoop Update
SLU The Billikens had a better start to their season four years ago, Charlie Spoonhour's first as their head coach. That 1992-93 season opened with St. Louis University splitting its first four games and winning five of its first eight before putting...
Hot Drinks to Ward off Chill
GET THE coffee cup out of the microwave. That clever box can cook up some other hot drinks, so soothing when the weather is nippy.HOT SPICED CIDER4 cups apple cider or juice 2 to 4 tablespoons honey, depending on sweetness of cider 1/2 lemon, sliced...
How Bad Moods Affect Entire Family
ARE you a moody person? Do you have to deal with someone who's moody? A mate? A boss? A child? A co-worker?In a marriage counseling session, a husband complained that the past weekend had not been good. His wife had been in one of her moods.I asked the...
Howling Cat Is Probably Distressed, Uncomfortable
Dear Dr. Fox: About six months ago, my 14-year-old cat became totally deaf, and around that time, she began to howl early in the morning.She makes loud, eerie sounds, starting about 4 a.m. She can do this up to four times a morning.This has caused severe...
How to Sell Your Home and Still Save on Taxes
The tax laws authorize valuable breaks for homesellers.You get to postpone taxes on the profit from a sale, provided you satisfy several requirements:* The home must be your principal residence. * Within a period that spans from two years before to two...
Illinois Finishes off Final Illini Classic
And with little more than a whimper, the Illini Classic is dead.In an unimpressive performance that at times did indeed resemble a wake, the Illinois men's basketball team sleepwalked through an 86-73 victory Saturday night over the Tennessee State Tigers...
Indiana Girl without Forearms Plays Soccer; Says She Can't Be Bitter
Rosa Egnatz is running up and down the soccer practice field at Scott Middle School, kicking the ball, laughing, shouting, having the time of her life.Egnatz, a Hammond Morton High School freshman, plays on the boys' team because the city does not offer...
It's Always the Right Time to Start Planning Ahead
Q. When should my wife and I do our estate planning? Must we do it now or can we wait until later? We're both in our 40s and in very good health.A. Estate planning, making a will, saving for retirement, and planning protection for children are topics...
It's a Wrap Round out Your Christmas List with Gifts from the Kitchen
HERE'S TO the organized among you - all you creative souls who have every one of your holiday gifts homemade, wrapped and ready to be delivered (if you haven't mailed them off already). Feel free to gloat.And feel free to turn the page. Because this...
It's OK to Party, Just Don't Have Fun
FOR REASONS that I don't understand and don't want to know, I have found myself on the mailing list of Drake Beam Morin, which bills itself as the largest outplacement firm in St. Louis.Outplacement is one of my favorite words.Had the Scrooge and Marley...
Jungle of Gyms Working Your Way through the Maze of Workout Equipment Could Keep You Fit or Give You Fits
IT'S in the bedroom, serving nicely as an expensive clothes hanger. (Well, the salesman did say it was versatile.) Perhaps it has been exiled to your basement. Or maybe it resides in the closet, gathering dust.This was the fitness gizmo that would change...
Keen Quits to Accept Position in Indiana Board President Praises Superintendent, Looks to Find Able Replacement
Superintendent Mark Keen, a fixture in the St. Charles School District for 27 years, has resigned to take the job of superintendent of a small school district in a suburb of Indianapolis.The St. Charles School Board met in special session Thursday to...
Kennison Finds Error of His Ways Can Hurt
Eddie Kennison is a rookie. But somehow that had been forgotten as he forged out to the league lead in punt-return yardage, with a 17.8-yard average.But on Sunday at Soldier Field, perhaps for the first time all season, Kennison's inexperience showed...
Knights' Rutter Likes Being Target
The Knights of Francis Howell North have been an early-season surprise in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association.The Knights, idle until Dec. 16, are 7-0-1 in their first season after stepping up from Tier II to Tier I. Francis Howell North is in its...
Lancers Star Covers Court with Ease
"She does everything but drive the team bus."That's how Belleville East girls basketball coach Paul James describes 6-foot-3 center Jessica Jackson.James is impressed by what Jackson, a junior for the Lady Lancers, can do on the floor. "She's awfully...
Let's Get Behind Walls to Fight off Partitioning
The rate at which offices are disappearing in favor of cubicles is startling. Projecting out from current data, by the year 2007 every office employee in the country will be working in one giant room the size of Kansas; in fact, I suppose it would have...
Levee Counsel to Keep Job-For Now -despite Ruling of Improper Hiring
The special counsel to the Valley Park Levee Commission will keep his post for now, even though the circuit court has ruled that the Board of Aldermen did not have the authority to hire him without the mayor's approval.Last summer, six aldermen sued...
Linemates Lift High-Scoring Flyer
Lindbergh High hockey coach Chris Pickett knows that high-scoring Gary Opitz is a winner on and off the ice."There are very few better than him in the classroom and on the ice," Pickett said.Gary scored at least two goals in each of Lindbergh's first...
Liquor License for Coffee House Is a Hot Topic
The Clayton Board of Aldermen is once again studying the nature of development along Clayton Road as it considers granting a wine-and-beer liquor license to Aesop's Coffee House.The struggle to balance the residential and commercial aspects of Clayt...
`Lives Are at Stake' with Hearing Who Gets Liver Transplants at Issue
In the darkness, old fears came rushing back to haunt David Florian.Lying in bed, his wife, Patricia, dozing at his side, Florian worried that a donor with his rare blood type might not be found before his own diseased liver fails completely.One out...
Long Engagement Ahead for Gays
Memo to the travel agent: Don't start booking those wedding packages to Honolulu just yet. The weather on the islands is delightful but the timing is a bit premature. Last Tuesday a Hawaii Circuit Court judge ruled that the state had to issue marriage...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Making the Grade by Giving It Old School Try
Dear Abby: May I add to your continuing saga of persons "too old to go back to school"?At the age of 64 and having only a 1937 diploma from an apprentice training school, I decided to enroll in a new weekend college program at Findlay (Ohio) College...
Monday Memo
Remember Fizzies?You have to be at least 25 years old to do so. That's how long ago they were pulled off the market because they contained cyclamates, a potentially carcinogenic artificial sweetner.Fizzies were tablets that made carbonated soft drinks...
Monday's Child
MARKTINA and Myia don't have a long list of Christmas wishes this year. But they do have a tall order for Santa to fill - they want a real home and a family of their own.The sisters have been in foster care for more than a year now. They were neglected...
Monsanto Looks to Feed the World Firm's Strategy to Rely on Use of Biotechnology
For a glimpse at the future Monsanto Co., take a look at its April acquisition of Biopol, a tiny company that uses bacteria to make plastic-like substances for food packaging and disposable plates.Sometime after 2000, Monsanto hopes to use its biotechnology...
More Tips on Coping with the Holidays
YES, it's that time of year again when many of us begin to prepare for or celebrate the holidays. Whether we recognize Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's, the holidays (or even the thought of them) evoke mixed, sometimes conflicting feelings for...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Let's talk ticket price increases.The Cardinals' ticket price increases (an average of roughly 15 percent, or less than $2 a ticket) seem mild compared with what the Anaheim Angels are considering.A group of Angels season-ticket holders was asked last...
New Center Planned near Ice Complex Site to Offer Ball Fields, Picnic Areas, Playground
Chesterfield is preparing to turn a 105-acre site along North Outer 40 Road into a recreation complex.The City Council says it has spent $2.5 million to buy the land for the complex. The center will be two miles west of the U.S. Ice Sports Complex, also...
New Dance, Performed at Wu, Employs Old-Fashioned Style
From the beginning of Angel Mendez's new dance, "Nulidad (Nullity)," premiered by Washington University Dance Theatre this weekend, one suspects the presence of that reliably musty aesthetic - atom-bomb art. And indeed, by the end, this shriek from the...
NFL Highlights, Lowlights
In MemoryA moment of silence in memory of Pete Rozelle was observed at all 14 NFL games on Sunday. Rozelle, who died Friday at 70, was commissioner from 1960-89, creating the Super Bowl and leading it to a position of pre-eminence in professional sports....
Niagara Falls Takes Gambling Plunge as Casino Opens Canadians Hope It Will Outdo Vegas Palaces
Casino Niagara opens today amid expectations that it will rake in more money than any Las Vegas gaming hall. Its front door is only 100 yards from the U.S. border.Predictions of 9,000 new jobs and more visitors to a city already flush with tourism have...
Nine Students Lead the Way to Health
Students at Berkeley High School are learning how healthy lifestyles will help them reach their full potential thanks to group discussions led by their peers.Nine Berkeley sophomores, juniors and seniors have been trained by the St. Louis County Health...
No Bearing Down: Rams Are Easy Prey 35-9 Loss May End Brooks' Regime
It was a bold stroke of coaching, the kind of move that mesmerized fans and opponents early last season in St. Louis.Trailing 21-3 late in the third quarter, the Rams faced and fourth and 2 from their 24-yard line Sunday at Soldier Field. Instead of...
Nuclear Sword or Electric Plowshare?
Recently, retiring Sen. Sam Nunn, a Georgia Democrat, warned, "The threat over the next decade may come by missile but it is more likely to arrive by suitcase." Nunn's allusion was not to contraband shipments of cocaine but to a substance far more lethal:...
Obituaries
Ralph McNamaraRalph McNamara, 88, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Dec. 5, 1996) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. McNamara worked for 47 years at Mercantile Bank and Trust Co. in St. Louis. He served in the Army Air Forces in World War II.The...
Our National Aspirations Remain Earthbound
There's water on the moon and life on Mars, so what in God's name are we doing stuck in endless Earth orbit? OK, there only might be water on the moon: Radar observations by the Clementine satellite (part of the much maligned "Star Wars" program, by...
Panthers Expand into Playoff Spot
Carolina, the confident upstart, has stepped over mistake-prone San Francisco and shattered the vestige of the 49ers' mystique.The Panthers became the first second-year expansion club to make the playoffs by beating the 49ers 30-24 Sunday, clinching...
Party Mixes Make Great Gifts
THE FOLLOWING party-mix recipes can be made a week or two ahead and stored in tins. When you're ready to serve them, pour the mix into decorative bowls and place throughout the room.Party mixes also make great gifts. Package them in airtight containers...
Peace Talks Succeed: Hull Returns to Action vs. Oilers
A cease-fire was reached Sunday; all was quiet on the Northern Front. With Brett Hull back in the lineup and Mike Keenan focusing on team values, everyone was talking about peace, love and understanding.Keenan, Blues coach and general manager, held a...
People
Weirdness works for FRENCH STEWART, the actor who plays kooky alien Harry on "3rd Rock From The Sun.""Stumble into a room, say something stupid, hurt yourself, get the hell out," Stewart says of his acting formula for Harry. "It's amazing how much mileage...
Perplexed Billikens Upset They Can't Shoot Straight
The Billikens started this basketball season hopeful of getting to a postseason tournament for the fourth consecutive season.Four games into the schedule, SLU has uncovered even greater challenges: Making baskets, playing defense, winning games.Life...
Players Fumble Their Chance to Rescue `Too Nice' Coach
Soldier Field. Chicago. Raw. Windy. Mean. Grimy. Hard. Unforgiving. Cold. A place where it hurts to play football. The drops of blood freeze before hitting the ground. Through these stadium gates, there is no room for weak hearts and thin skin.For the...
Policy of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Lets Wiegert Dodge `Ejection'
Just how silly did things get in the second half of Sunday's Bears-Rams game?Zach Wiegert may have been ejected for his role in the Tony Banks-Alonzo Spellman light-heavyweight bout. Then again, maybe he wasn't. Wiegert didn't ask, he just kept playing."Some...
Potpourri Salsa Make Easy Gifts
GIFTS FROM the kitchen give twice: Once when the package is opened and again as the present is enjoyed.If you love to cook, gifts from your kitchen are a natural. And they take only an afternoon to make.I mentally tally my homemade gift list in early...
Profitable Penmanship Company Is Making Worthy Pens That Are Marketed as Real Jewels
A$3,400 fountain pen? Who would buy it?The short answer is: lots of people. Patrick H. Pinkston already has sold two-thirds of his initial limited edition of 3,000 pens.Proper marketing is essential. "We are positioning these pens as jewelry. And we...
Prowess at Life Man Uses Lack of Arms to Make a Point
Born without arms, John Foppe has been only a spectator at sporting events. But in life, he certainly hasn't sat on the sidelines.Foppe, 26, of Breese, travels the globe as a motivational speaker. He was surprised and proud when he was mentioned on an...
Public Notice: Trains Can Kill Missouri Begins Effort to Prevent Accidents at Rail Crossings
John Jacobsen crossed the train tracks at Elm Point Road in St. Charles County on his way home from work each evening.But on Aug. 20, Jacobsen, 42, of St. Peters, apparently didn't notice the flashing signals and bells nor the lights and horns of an...
Put It on the P.A
Three seniors at McCluer High School are among the best student writers in the United States, according to the National Council of Teachers of English. Emily Benner, Amy Jones and Matt Webber were commended by the council for their outstanding writing....
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business:"We can't continue in public as kind of an outlaw industry."- Steven Goldstone, chairman and chief executive of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp., suggesting that the company might try to settle...
Race for Seat in State Senate Cost $420,000
State Senator-elect Anita Yeckel and her challenger, former State Rep. Gloria Weber, spent nearly $420,000 in the campaign that ended with Yeckel's victory Nov. 5.Campaign finance reports from the two candidates were were filed with the St. Louis County...
Rams-Bears Extra Points
Numbers CrunchIt isn't that the Rams lose. It's usually how they lose: badly. Since the 5-1 start in 1995, the Rams have lost 18 of 24 games. In those 18 losses, they've been outscored 589-247. Average score of those 18 defeats: 33-14. . . . Rams WR...
Razorbacks Extend Reign over Missouri to 5 Games
Arkansas'80-76 victory over Missouri Saturday night before a sellout crowd gave the Razorbacks won five in succession overall in the series, and Mizzou hasn't beaten the Razorbacks here since 1988.Tigers coach Norm Stewart, fumed over MU's early spirit...
Remove the Waste - Carefully
At last, the federal government, in the person of Thomas P. Grumbly of the Energy Department, has promised to remove the area's low-level nuclear waste left over from the production of the first atomic bomb. The waste is scattered among sites near Lambert...
Rodman's Motivation Questioned
Michael Jordan is worried that Dennis Rodman is more interested in becoming a multimedia star than in helping the Chicago Bulls win another National Basketball Association title.Jordan said Rodman - whose MTV show debuted Sunday night and who has mo...
Same-Sex Marriage and States' Rights
This is a test. No, not of the Emergency Broadcast System. Instead, the case of Baehr vs. Miike - concerning the legalization of gay marriage in Hawaii - is a test of conservatives' willingness to apply consistently what they believe in: the principle...