St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 2, 1997

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A Day of Firsts - Mighty Ducks Beat Panthers; Senators Finally Top Bruins
Goaltender Guy Herbert stopped 28 shots for his 13th career shutout, and fourth this season, as Anaheim beat Florida 3-0 Wednesday in Miami for the Mighty Ducks' first victory ever against the Panthers.Dmitri Mironov scored a goal and assisted on another...
After the Snow . . . Record Warmth
Storms began dying down as the new year brought hope that the worst was over for the Northwest. But a week of heavy snow and rain followed by record warmth Wednesday swelled rivers and generated dangerous mudslides."Things are definitely beginning to...
`A Greater Calling' Therapist Is Leaving Job Here to Aid Haitian Children
The needs of handicapped children in Haiti have prompted a St. Louis woman to quit her job as a physical therapist and head to Port-au-Prince. Marie Freise's New Year's mission comes straight from the heart: help as many of the children as she can.Freise,...
A House with No Name Up-and-Coming Folk Singers Bypass the Clubs to Play the Living-Room Circuit
Too tired to drive your overworked backside to Off Broadway or Focal Point for your monthly dose of folk music? Sick of fighting traffic and bouncers and loud-mouthed drunks for the privilege of sitting in a smoke-filled nightclub and hearing some second-rate...
Aid Central: St. Louis Foundation Reaches out to Third World
As the 1990s began, Guatemalan tailor Alejandro Choc of Patzacia found it increasingly difficult to provide for his family, despite long work hours with no hope of ever taking a vacation.So Choc sold his tailoring equipment to raise money for an embroidery...
A Look Back Slow Winter Months Are Ideal for Browsing through Museums, Memories
The New Year is a time for looking back as well as ahead. Following the hectic pace of the Christmas season, many area residents and tourists find stimulation and entertainment in museums.There are many museums in St. Charles County that offer historians,...
Alzheimer's Patients Describe Their Agony `I Was Afraid of What Was Happening to Me'
THEY LOOKED FOR ALL the world like elderly professionals, dressed casually in the typical New York hues of black and gray. But the two women and one man, sitting in front of a packed room at a recent meeting on Alzheimer's disease, were not researchers...
Anniversary of Slavery's End Marked with Call for Unity
The Rev. Earl Nance Jr. talked politics. Mayor Freeman R. Bosley Jr. turned preacher.And a celebration Wednesday of the 134th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation became a call to action for blacks in St. Louis.Nance told the standing-room-only...
Another Round around Town
Why go? Because the music isn't so earsplitting that you can't hear your date. On the other hand, if you don't want to hear your date, the bands offer entertaining respite. Weeknights feature mellower fare a a little jazz, a little acoustic folk. The...
An Uppercut to Fitness for Toning, Stress Release and a Little Confidence Boost, There's Nothing like Strapping on the Big Gloves
It's been one of those days. The boss was a jerk, your landlord raised your rent and you spent two hours in rush-hour traffic just trying to get home. All this, plus the eight pounds you gained over the holidays. Doesn't it make you just want to haul...
Around the World in `96 World Music Had Its Ups and Down This Year
As the old year gives way to the new, world and dance music fans have lots to be thankful for a the macarena not being one of them.But hey, overall, as the music sphere has widened, more and more intriguing rhythms have been creeping out of the global...
A `Say" Worth Having the Delany Sisters Had More Than Enough Stories to Fill a Play - and Three Books
One Delany would have been enough.A black woman, more than 100 years old. The daughter of a man born in slavery, who had herself gone on to outstanding professional achievement. And, in advanced age, living independently, thinking clearly, with plenty...
Auditions & Announcements/ Artistic Opportunities
The St. Charles Theatre Company: Auditions for "Same Time, Next Year" 7 p.m. today at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center. Readings from script. For more info, call 441-3586.Chesterfield Community Theater: Immediate need for a director for the play "Les...
A Woman's Sports Bra Might Help C-Cup Male
Dear Ann Landers: Although I have never seen my problem addressed in your column, I suspect that I am not alone.I am a middle-aged man who has lost a great deal of weight. I am very happy about it, but unfortunately, I now have breasts. The only solution...
Baricevic Says Budget Will Rise, Not Taxes
St. Clair County is keeping a lid on property taxes even while spending millions to help build a major new commercial airport and upgrade various county operations, says County Board Chairman John Baricevic.Baricevic spoke Monday night at a County Board...
Beatles Fan Won't Say `Hello-Goodbye' until There's One More Grammy
The first thing Casey Piotrowski wants to make clear is that he's not some crackpot who has nothing better to do. It just happens that he likes the Beatles a lot.And that is why this sometime actor, voice-over artist and former disc jockey has put his...
Best Bets for the Week of Jan. 2-8
TonightSay What?: The Broadway smash hit, "Having Our Say," the real-life story of the 100-plus year old Delany sisters, opens for a month-long run at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Friday, with a preview performance tonight. See story on page 23...
Betcha Can't Stick to These 10 Rules All Year (P.S.: It's a Bet We Want to Lose)
OK gamblers, this is the year we finally get even. It's the year we start betting with our heads and make a killing at casinos. Toward that end, let's make the following 10 betting resolutions for the new year.1. We'll leave those ATM cards at home....
Big Schools Don't Faze 3a Rosary, AA Carlyle
Despite perceptions to the contrary, high school girls who play basketball at Illinois Class AA or Missouri Class 4A "large schools" are not necessarily taller or more competitive than their small-school counterparts. There are just more of them to choose...
Blue Cross Loses a Round
The court ruling against the legality of a reorganized Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri was clearly a victory for health-care consumers. The company apparently plans to appeal, but the hope is the company and state officials will engage now in...
Blues Optimistic after Talks with Two Candidates
After interviewing Joel Quenneville and Paul MacLean, Blues interim general manager Ron Caron says either one could step in and coach the team right now."We really had a positive interview with Quenneville, and Paul had a very strong interview, too,"...
Bowl Game Team Scott's Dinner Wins over Needy
DON'T LET ME MISS the Cadillac," Clemetee Pittman said, teasingly shushing a talkative tablemate.Pittman was listening to hear if the numbers on the two blue tickets she clutched in her hand matched those being announced in the first prize drawing Wednesday...
Brazilian Beauty: Blue-Eyed Actress Is Lancome"s New Face
PRESSURE? WHAT pressure? She's only Lancome's first new face in 15 years.Looking a bit spooked by the teeming masses turned out for a party in her honor, actress Cristiana Reali's saucer-size blue eyes dart about the room.Sure, the support team's in...
Briefs
OLIVETTEOfficial From Collinsville Gets Post As City ManagerThe Olivette City Council has chosen Tim Pickering, former director of administrative services for Collinsville, to succeed Jerry Feldman as city manager of Olivette. Pickering, who will take...
Briefs
NATIONARIZONAClinton Rejects Pardon For Navajo President Bill Clinton has rejected a request to pardon Peter MacDonald, the former Navajo Nation leader who has been in jail for violence associated with his 1989 campaign to return to power. Navajo President...
Buckeyes Drive Home Point Rose Bowl Victory Wrecks Arizona State's Bid for Title
Arizona State's Jake "The Snake" Plummer had just slithered like a Roto-Rooter through the clumped Ohio State defense for the go-ahead touchdown.One minute 40 seconds remained in Wednesday's Rose Bowl, and many of the second-ranked Sun Devils turned...
Busy, Busy Celebrities Aren't Immune from Stresses of Juggling Work with Family Demands
They were at the top of their fields in 1996. They have recognition, clout, perhaps wealth. But are the people who made headlines this year finding it any easier than the rest of us to juggle their work and home lives?At a time when millions are struggling...
By Letting People Be, Klein's Ads Break the Rules
TWELVE 10-, 15- and 30-second spots for Calvin Klein's cK be unisex fragrance have been running on television since the middle of September. Since no hit show has emerged from the crop of new prime-time series, those commercials just might rate as among...
Cable Guy Aside for the Film Industry, It Was a Very Good Year
Aliens and tornadoes were Hollywood's heroes in 1996 as "Independence Day" and "Twister" conquered duds like "The Cable Guy" and "Striptease" to lead the film industry to a record $5.8 billion year.Megahits were the key, with 12 films breaking the $100...
Caucus Shaded from Sunshine Law
TIM ALBRIGHT WANTED to show off the Missouri Capitol to holiday visitors. So he escorted them to the House of Representatives, elegantly restored a few years ago with $600,000 in public money.But there was no peeking inside the House on Monday afternoon....
Christmas Tree Recycling Available at 78 Area Sites
St. Louis-area residents can recycle Christmas trees at 78 sites participating in the sixth annual Post-Dispatch Christmas Tree Recycling Program.More than 375,000 trees have been taken to recycling sites in the past five years of the program. Many were...
City Boosts Project Developer, Oks Lower Administrative Fee
The Kirkwood City Council has sweetened its deal for the developer of Pioneer Place, which is under construction.The council previously authorized $2.58 million in tax-increment bonds for Pioneer Place in the 300 block of South Kirkwood Road. At its...
City Won't Renew Contract for Trash Officials Searching for New Hauling Firm
City officials in Festus have decided not to renew their current trash-hauling contract. Instead, they're going to seek new bids for service after hearing from unhappy residents and giving the trash company several chances to improve.Festus Mayor John...
Cleaning Your House the Way Granny Used To
IN THIS era of two-career families, when the house needs cleaning, it is often a professional who does it. I have never had a housekeeper, although once, in desperation, I hired someone to do heavy-duty stuff that had gotten out of hand.At the time,...
College, County in Dispute Washington U. Defends Use of Its Parking Spots
St. Louis County and Washington University are at odds about the amount of parking the university needs to provide on the Hilltop, its main campus.The controversy could block construction on the campus, but a university spokeswoman says administrators...
County Makes Mark on All-State Team
The 1996 Eastern Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Soccer Team includes several players from the St. Charles area.Among the first-team selections are the following area residents - defenders Jon Tihen (CBC) and Tim Livingstone...
County Water Bills Will Be Going Higher How Much They Will Rise Is Still Unclear
The new year will bring higher water bills for residents of St. Louis County and some in Jefferson County.Just how much higher the bill to each household will run remains to be worked out. The amount may be about $30 a year.On New Year's Eve, the Missouri...
Day by Day
COMING UPDINNER & THEATER - St. Peters Parks and Recreation will sponsor a trip to the Fox Theater on March 13 for Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard." The cost of $87.50 a person will include transportation, a buffet dinner and theater tickets....
Does President Feel Urban America's Pain?
The annual appeal of the nation's mayors for more help from Washington has been greeted in recent years with the same urgency as a warning that the sky is falling. This time around, however, such appeals deserve to be treated with more urgency because...
Electricity Is Blowin' in the Wind `Green Rates' Reflect Costs of Earth-Friendly Utilities
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Dick Dell'Acqua says he believes in doing business the environmentally friendly way, even if it costs a bit more.So when the utility that supplies electricity to his Traverse City restaurant sought volunteers to pay extra for power...
Emancipated Glyph Shows His (Princely) Genius
EmancipationThe Artist Formerly Known as Prince (NPG Records)You can argue with his name (or lack thereof), you can argue with the imbecilic notation that he uses 4 his song titles (if U know what eye mean), you can even argue with his creepy, hermetic...
Ethics Wars in Washington
The Republican response on House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the political equivalent of the endorsement of Ebonics. It makes the perpetrators feel good about asserting themselves and defiantly launching a shaky proposition. In the real world, it gets them...
Eye for Detail
In a recent interview, Paul Jackson noted the Impressionist qualities of his watercolor paintings. At first, his observations seem a bit puzzling to anyone who has viewed his work a incredibly detailed still lifes, portraits and architectural renderings.But...
Five Classics to Remember `96
Some CDs are good for you, others actually remain in the CD player for more than one or two hearings. Here are five vocal or opera recordings from the past year that pass the gather-no-dust test.English Folksongs, sung by Andreas Scholl (harmonia mundi)Perhaps...
Flower Show Blooms Whatever the Weather
Now let's get this straight. The bone-chilling days of winter give way to milder spring and then to summer with a cool down to fall. And then it's winter again. But all in one week?Writing about weather in St. Louis is risky, especially if your writing...
Fontbonne Makes Education Work at Chrysler Plant College, Company Make Classes Handy a Day in the Life
Ron Raines of Imperial says he's always been a person to "try to do something a little extra."After working his 12-hour shift as an electrician at the Chrysler plant in Fenton, Raines sticks around for four hours of classes. His tuition is paid by Chrysler...
Former Candidate Is Facing Charges He Neglected to File Any of Required Campaign Reports, Prosecutor Says
A former candidate for the office of state representative has been charged with a misdemeanor in St. Charles County Circuit Court for failing to file any campaign finance disclosure reports.The charge could put the former candidate, John G. Pathenos,...
Game Plan for a Growing Number of High School Athletes, the Quest for a College Scholarship Begins with the Right Packaging
SO YOUR SON or daughter is a high school athlete hoping to get a college scholarship.If he or she is a skilled basketball or football player, there's no need to worry. The chances of being recruited are excellent. That's not always true for athletes...
Germaine Was Arizona State's Loss, Ohio State's Gain
Joe Germaine's long journey from No. 3 quarterback to bloodied second-half Rose Bowl starter ended in victory Wednesday when No. 4 Ohio State beat No. 2 Arizona State 20-17.Germaine wasn't yet born in 1974 when the Buckeyes last celebrated in Pasadena....
Global Revelry Marks New Year Rituals Include Fireworks, Goddess Worship
There were flowers for a tropical water goddess, grapes for each chime on the clock and parties, parties, parties as revelers around the world welcomed the new year.Two million revelers on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach were dazzled by a flashing...
Good `Evening' Shirley Maclaine Chats about Sex, Her Co-Stars and Reviving Aurora Greenway in "The Evening Star"
David Letterman is dead wrong. Shirley MacLaine isn't "totally nuts," as he once said. Sure, as a guest, she once called him a seven-letter expletive on the air. But even Dave knows that any woman who's survived more than 40 years in the Hollywood game...
`Grease' Is Still the Word Sales of the Soundtrack Soar 19 Years after the Movie's Release
Break out the bobby sox and the poodle skirts a the surprise pop hit of the season is not a new release by a hot contemporary artist, but music from the 1978 movie version of "Grease" featuring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.Though a popular catalog...
`Grudge Game' Lacks Some Pizazz for Blues, Canadiens
Pierre Turgeon, Craig Conroy, Murray Baron and Shayne Corson circled this date back on Oct. 29.It's the date of the big grudge match, the chance to make their old teams regret trading them.The Blues traded Baron and Corson to the Montreal Canadiens for...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
High on the Subcontinent India Palace Provides First-Rate, Tasty Cuisine a and a Delicate Hand with the Spices
Above all, India Palace needs a more, shall we say, palatial entrance. The restaurant, on the 11th floor of the Howard Johnson Hotel on Lindbergh, is served by an elevator off a cold, dismal, sterile lobby a off-putting to say the least.Still, after...
His Hat Still Fits George Clooney Has No Illusions about His Star Status
When George Clooney was first hired to play Michelle Pfeiffer's love interest in the new romantic comedy "One Fine Day," everyone at the studio was nervous.They had wanted Kevin Costner or Tom Cruise for the role of the silver-tongued newspaper reporter...
Homefront This Week: Hip-Hop, Rap, Gospel and Funk
A Look BackThe year 1996 has just waved buh-bye, but not without leaving us some musical acts that made a difference, that pushed the genre to avoid the lethargic sameness that strikes those who are supposed to be creative. These artists were able to...
Hoop-De-Do the Court of the Most Famous Slam-Dunkers in History Is Now in Session
Provided you have a pulse and even the most casual interest in basketball, you have heard of the Harlem Globetrotters. Chances are you have seen them, either live or on television. And at some point, you probably spent a few hours on the backyard patio,...
How a Helping Hand Gave Three a Leg Up
Six years ago, Vilma de los Santos of Manila was making less than a dollar a day knitting sweaters. Survival for her and her four children was a day-to-day struggle.Today she heads a co-op that provides work for five women and earns her a profit of $5...
Howard W. Honefenger; Executive, Civic Leader
Howard W. Honefenger, a longtime engineer and civic figure here, died on Saturday (Dec. 28, 1996) of a heart attack in Houston, where he had lived in retirement in recent years. He was 87.Mr. Honefenger was active in the Boy Scouts, the Masons, the Shriners...
Hulshof to Support Gingrich but Has Concerns
U.S. REP.-ELECT KENNY HULSHOF, president of the GOP freshman class, will support Newt Gingrich for another term as House speaker despite concerns about Gingrich's admissions that he misled an ethics subcommittee.But if the full ethics committee recommends...
Illini Hope to Avoid Deceleration Lane This Time around Kruger's Crew Doesn't Want to Squander Fast Start in Big Ten Play like Last Season
"I'm proud of this team, but let's wait and not get too excited."Lou Henson's words of caution, uttered about this time a year ago, proved eerily prophetic.Illinois was cruising at 11-1 - including wins over three top 25 teams - and ranked 13th nationally...
Index
I grew up in a home that to this day has only rotary phones (we're talking no push buttons, no where), so suffice it to say new technology isn't something us Futtermans adapt to easily. Luckily, technology isn't a gene, and with a good teacher or good...
Infamous S. African Prison to Become Museum
Robben Island, the flat, sandy island in Cape Town's Table Bay, was the Gulag of apartheid's repressive system, in an Alcatraz setting that made escape impossible.On Wednesday, it was handed over to the control of the Department of Arts and Culture,...
Insulated Steel Door Looks like Wood
Q: I should replace my old, leaky front door. I want one that is attractive yet energy-efficient, secure and maintenance-free. What is the overall best type of door to install? - T.A.A: An insulated steel front door would meet your needs. I installed...
Israeli Soldier Goes on Shooting Spree at Hebron Market
Israeli soldiers were everywhere on New Year's Day - crouched on rooftops, patrolling alleyways between the Arab vegetable market and the Jewish settlements, checking ID cards of Palestinians.But the off-duty Israeli soldier - armed and in uniform -...
Israeli Soldier Goes on Shooting Spree at Hebron Market
An off-duty Israeli soldier determined to sabotage his country's troop withdrawal from Hebron opened fire on a crowded vegetable market Wednesday, wounding five people and touching off a stone-throwing protest by Palestinians.Nine Palestinian protesters...
It's Good to Keep Word -- Even after 14 Years
Dear Abby: In January 1983, my wife and I sailed on the Queen Elizabeth II from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to San Francisco. We were in the middle of a bon-voyage party when a young man around 30 peeked into our stateroom. He was a visitor on board, and...
Joint Account May Be out of Reach of Creditor
Q: I am a senior citizen and live with my adult son, who receives disability benefits. I also live with and support several granddchildren, my late daughter's children. Two years ago, when I received an insurance settlement after my daughter's death,...
Junk Science and Scare Stories
A federal judge has just made it official: Connie Chung is wearing no clothes.All right, that's not exactly what U.S. District Judge Robert Jones, who is charged with overseeing breast implant litigation in Oregon, said. But that's one inescapable inference...
Kid Stuff
What: Taking to the slopesWhere: Hidden Valley Ski Resort, I-44 to Missouri 109 at Eureka.Why: Because winter outdoor activities are limited in St. Louis, and this is one place where families can learn to ski together. Some people are lucky enough to...
Let's Just Forget the Millennium
Does the New Year have you worried about the hype for the coming millennium? Already, one can't escape it: nitpickers debating whether it will begin on Jan. 1, 2000, or on Jan. 1, 2001; lifestyle editors at power lunches plotting how to get a jump on...
Made of Mettle from Family Tragedy to College Football, Duress Hasn't Stopped Florida St.'s Dunn
As Warrick Dunn often did when his mother worked graveyard police or security shifts, he lay asleep in her bed at 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 7, 1993, so he could know she arrived home safely. Then the phone rang.The somber voice on the other end was a colleague...
Memory Lane: Superintendent Feels He Made an Impact
When Mark Keen leaves the St. Charles School District as superintendent in mid-January, he will be taking about 26 years of memories with him.And the accomplishments of those 26 years?Keen said he believes he was able to make an impact at the central...
Michigan Gets Lost in Paradise Hawaiian Excursion Turns into Bad Trip after 2 Defeats
Michigan left the mainland an unbeaten tiger. It returned a humbled pussycat.And the timing couldn't be worse. With Big Ten Conference play beginning this week, the Wolverines crawled home from Hawaii after going 1-2 and finishing an ugly sixth in the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Let's go quickly to the point-counterpoint segment of today's program: Our topic, the latest Cowboys controversy involving MICHAEL IRVIN and ERIK WILLIAMS.As JIM REEVES of the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram might say: "There's no lifeguard on duty...
Movie Notes
Whooping It Up: Myrlie Evers-Williams had the opportunity to watch Whoopi Goldberg recreate part of her life during the filming of "Ghosts of Mississippi." While lauding Goldberg's dignified portrayal, Evers-Williams says she did offer her a bit of advice....
Municipal League Names Panel to Study Use Tax Voters Rejected Levy in August; Public Meeting Set for Monday
The St. Louis County Municipal League has appointed a 19-member committee to consider reviving the countywide use tax. The group will have its first meeting Monday.Use taxes are extensions of local sales taxes. They apply to purchases made in Missouri...
Municipal League Names Panel to Weigh Revival of Use Tax
The St. Louis County Municipal League has appointed a 19-member committee to consider reviving the countywide use tax. The group will have its first meeting Monday.Use taxes are extensions of local sales taxes. They apply to purchases made in Missouri...
Music and Media
Been There? Done That?We've all heard that if you can remember the `60s, you weren't really there. For instance, there's this guy calling himself "Paul Kantner," who can go on and on about a band he claims he was in, the Jefferson Airplane, whatever...
Music Notes
Kenny G and Toni BThe much-anticipated double bill of Kenny G and Toni Braxton was actually Kenny's idea."I pushed for it for three years," the saxophonist said. "I'm proud of the fact it's finally happening. It may turn out to be a very successful tour."...
Music / Reviews
Music for a Darkened Theatre a Film & Television Music a Volume TwoDanny Elfman (MCA)This might be the vanity project supreme. Or it might be that MCA saw a way to make another buck. Whatever the case, "Music for a Darkened Theatre" chronicles the movie...
Mystery Drink at Concert Sends 31 to la Hospitals Liquid Caused Nausea; Some Stopped Breathing
Revelers who drank an orange-colored liquid at a New Year's Eve rock concert became dizzy, nauseated and short of breath, police said. Four of them stopped breathing and are in critical condition.A concert promoter described the drink as a legal herbal...
Neighbors' Opinions Differ Widely on Character of Suspected Ex-Nazi
Some of Michael Kolnhofer's neighbors knew him as a friendly, pleasant man, proud of the green peppers he grew in his back yard and quick to share.Others recalled Kolnhofer as a glaring, menacing man who walked his neighborhood or sat in front of his...
New Leader: Riverview Tops Rockwood in District Growth
The title of fastest-growing school district in St. Louis County this school year goes from the wide open spaces of Rockwood to the small, older area of Riverview Gardens.State enrollment figures show that Riverview Gardens had 510 more students on the...
New Year Gunfire Toll: 2 Wounded, 35 Arrests ; about Half the City Police Force Was on New Year's Patrol
Early Wednesday, just after midnight, St. Louis police Officer Steven Burle inched his cruiser down the 5400 block of Wabada Avenue, with windows open slightly.He was listening for gunfire. His eyes scanned the street and alleys for gun-toting revelers.A...
New Year Rings in Reforms, Cuts and Breaks Adoption Tax Credit, Line-Item Veto Now Law
The 12th stroke of midnight New Year's Eve meant that most people who adopt children from now on will get a tax credit of up to $5,000.It also meant that a president can use a line-item veto for the first time. And it tolled a tougher road for many poor...
New Year Ritual Leads to Bloody Shootout
An effort by St. Louis police to stop people from firing their weapons in celebration of the New Year was marred by a gunfight between officers and two young men in the Walnut Park neighborhood.Four officers critically wounded two men. The officers said...
New Year's Day: The Marathon for Sofa Spuds
There are some great athletic challenges out there, such as the Ironman Triathlon, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Iditarod dog-sled race and any dinner date with George Foreman.But coach potatoes always gear up for a truly grueling event: The New Year's...
No. 2 QB Lifts Heels to Victory
North Carolina's Russell Davis may have summed up Oscar Davenport's debut start at quarterback better than anyone else."He is America's best-kept secret," the defensive end said Wednesday about his sophomore classmate. Davenport led No. 12 North Carolina...
`Nypd' Promotion Leads to `Morals' Debacle
SOMETIMES, it doesn't pay to get promoted.After 10 years in Los Angeles doing theater, guest shots and the occasional straight-to-video movie, Bill Brochtrup finally got his big break. A recurring role on "NYPD Blue" as good-hearted gay receptionist...
Obituaries
Bailey E. Birkhead Bailey Elston Birkhead, 80, of Winfield, died Tuesday (Dec. 31, 1996) at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton.Mr. Birkhead taught industrial arts and history for more than 30 years at University City Junior High School before retiring...
Oh, What a Tangled Web We'd Weave St. Louis Sites We'd like to See
As this week's centerfold proves, there's no end to the creativity of St. Louisans on the Internet. Here are some St. Louis-based Web pages that we'd like to see, but are too lazy to construct ourselves.Gene Gieselmann Home Page: Cardinals trainer reveals...
Old Mansion Gets New Lease on Life New Owners Open Tea Room, Shops in Glen Carbon
After years of neglect, a beautiful old mansion just outside of Glen Carbon on Route 159 has been given a complete face lift and a new lease on life.It has become the Glenwood Manor House, which has a tea room, stained glass studio and gift shop. It...
Old Newsman Lost Control but Gained Respect
A mob bartender didn't kill Bill Feustel. But 40 years after one came close, Bill did die recently, leaving behind great memories of one of St. Louis journalism's most colorful characters.I always thought of Bill as a bridge - a link between the cig...
On the Way Up Riverview Enrollment Rises Faster Than Any Other District in County
The title of fastest-growing school district in St. Louis County this school year goes from the wide open spaces of Rockwood to the small, older area of Riverview Gardens.State enrollment figures show that Riverview Gardens had 510 more students on the...
Oprah Wins Ratings Race over Second-Place Rosie
NO Surprise, the syndicated "Oprah Winfrey" show was the highest-rated talk show during the November sweeps, according to Nielsen ratings.The daily gabfest generated a 9.6 rating (percentage of the nation's 97 million TV homes) for the sweeps - a quarterly...
Our Cybertown
There's an old truism on the Internet that says, roughly, "In cyberspace, nobody knows you're a Missourian."For years, St. Louis has had a reputation for lagging behind the trends in the rest of the nation. But when it comes to spreading the word about...
Out of Town
As you GET OUT to do some traveling to nearby cities, check GET OUT see what's happenin'.In Chicago (area code: 312)"Flea in Her Ear" at the Drury Lane Theater Wednesday-March 2. (708-530-0111). "Hair" at the Anthenaeum Theater Monday. (935-6860). "Showboat"...
Penn State Puts Its Brand on Longhorns
Penn State remained perfect in the Fiesta Bowl, thanks in part to a freshman kick returner with a penchant for inspirational plays.Kenny Watson's 81-yard return of the second-half kickoff Wednesday night sparked a rally that carried No. 7 Penn State...