St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 2, 1996

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1 Latte, without the Hassle Automatic Coffee Brewers Are Fast
Fred Miller says he's found a machine that takes the headaches out of serving espresso and cappucino at busy restaurants and coffee shops.The machine has helped Miller's Midwest Wholesale Refreshment Service Inc. penetrate the restaurant market in St....
2 Senators: Welfare Law Moves Unlikely
Sen. Don Nickles of Oklahoma, the Senate's second-ranking Republican, ruled out fundamentally changing the new welfare law, as the White House wants. Even Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York, the Democrats' leading expert on welfare, reluctantly...
300 Years Cahokia Church Celebrates Its History
The bells at the historic Holy Family Church in Cahokia rang out Sunday morning for the French missionary priests from Quebec who traveled down the Mississippi River and founded the church here in 1699.The choir sang triumphant hymns Sunday in remembrance...
4-6 St. Dominic a `Winner' in First Football Season
The first season of football at St. Dominic High was a success.The Crusaders, playing a schedule that included nine junior-varsity opponents and one varsity foe, finished 4-6."With a few breaks, we could've been 6-4, but we're not complaining," coach...
Aids Victims Remembered at Service
THEY FILLED up the church Sunday with prayers about faith, hope and the need to support those stricken by AIDS. On a day when the disease took center stage worldwide - World AIDS Day - St. Louisans took time to remember and reflect at the St. Alphonsus...
Alderman Suggests Designating Police Officer for Housing Code
Tom Karsten, 1st Ward, says Charlack should assign a police officer to handle violations of the housing code.Karsten says that the job would not require an officer full time but that "I would like to see us dedicate an individual for so much time each...
A Real Attention-Grabber
Like the Energizer Bunny, Union Pacific's historic trains just keep going and going and going. They're a lot bigger than an Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale and a lot heavier than the Goodyear Blimp, but as corporate P.R. symbols they're hard to beat. Like...
Assistance Board for Area Agencies Shaping Up in Bill
The St. Charles County Council is fine-tuning a bill that would create a Community Assistance Board to replace the county Homeless Board.The bill was scheduled for final approval at the council's meeting Nov. 26. But the measure was tabled to allow time...
Baking Tips
Q. How important is the oven temperature when baking? I just had my oven checked and found that it was running about 25 degrees hotter than it was set. Before discovering this, I didn't feel I was having misfires in baking so I wonder what difference...
Big Zap Attack University of Missouri Researchers Use Star Wars Technology to Batter Burger Bacteria
For their target, Curry and Clevenger have selected the bacteria blamed for the deaths of three children in Seattle in 1993 that were traced to burgers served at Jack in the Box restaurants: E Coli.WITH the flip of a switch, Randy Curry may someday change...
Blues Play Gracious Host, Become Shark Snack, 4-3
A .500 record on the road in the National Hockey League is something to cheer about.A .500 record at home is another story. Attendance falls, and fans leave early.This is Blues hockey. The Blues lost their second successive game at home and their third...
Bonuses Don't Have Stamp of Approval
A READER WAS very upset about a story that appeared in last Thursday's newspaper."In The Black, Post Office To Hand Out Green," the headline said.The story was about year-end bonuses being given out by the U.S. Postal Service. According to the story,...
Brady Act Faces Fire in High Court Lately, Justices Have Taken on Federalism
FOR SEVEN YEARS, a wheelchair-bound James S. Brady and his wife, Sarah, fought for passage of national legislation to regulate the sale of handguns. They were unrelenting advocates, pitted against the lobbyists of the National Rifle Association.They...
Briefs
NATIONSPACE SHUTTLEAstronauts Subdued Over Canceled Walks Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia, disappointed by the cancellation of their space walks, took time off to relax Sunday, NASA officials said. The crew of five was mostly silent overnight...
Business Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHTThe phone number for Gateway Custom Cycle is (618) 463-1280. The store is at 1320 East Broadway, Alton, Ill. 62002. The phone number was wrong in the Bulletin Board of Nov. 18.OPENINGS Eric Friedman has formed the Friedman Group Ltd....
Campaign Laws Springing Leaks
AMERICANS WHO earmarked three dollars of their taxes last year to help pay for the presidential campaigns might feel justifiably ticked off at what became of their money this fall.It wasn't just the incessantly negative and useless TV ads, though they...
Can You Give Your Kid Just Too Many Gifts?
HOW many presents do you think a child should be given at Christmas?Is one present enough? Three presents? Ten presents? How about 25 presents?If you're a parent or grandparent, take a moment, think of one of your children or grandchildren, and count...
Catalog Queen Is Still Selling It All Started with a Purse Set
Like lots of young mothers in the 1950s, Lillian Vernon was looking for a way to supplement her husband's income.In 1951, she devised her first product: a leather belt and matching purse, $7 for the set. She promoted them with a small magazine ad and...
Cheer the Season with Chocolate
ADD HOMEMADE candy to a tin of cookies, whip up a quick pan full of minty brownies or relax with a steaming mug of spiced hot chocolate. These recipes are from Baker's.FESTIVE FRUIT BARK2 (6-ounce) packages white baking chocolate squares 1/2 cup toasted...
Cities Link Up to Help Control Towers' Spread
As telecommunication towers sprout up across the St. Louis landscape, some cities have banded together to protect their interests.The cities can no longer stop telecommunication companies from putting up towers. The 1996 Telecommunications Act won't...
Cities Link Up to Help Control Towers' Spread Officials Seek to Regulate Where, How Many and How They Look
As telecommunication towers sprout up across the St. Louis landscape, some cities have banded together to protect their interests.The cities can no longer stop telecommunication companies from putting up towers. The 1996 Telecommunications Act won't...
Cities Work Together to Help Control the Spread of Towers
As telecommunication towers sprout up across the St. Louis landscape, some cities have banded together to protect their interests.The cities can no longer stop telecommunication companies from putting up towers. The 1996 Telecommunications Act won't...
Classy Cookies Teachers' Christmas Favorites Make the Grade
For this year's installment of our annual Christmas cookie issue, we turned to the pros.When it comes to enjoying cookies, kids are the undisputed champs. That's why we asked their teachers for favorite recipes. Whether they're called family and consumer...
Clue-Less Game Company Too Late to Contact Inventor
It was a riddle worthy of Clue, the murder mystery board game. But this time it was not Professor Plum in the parlor with a revolver.Waddington's Games, which owns Clue, recently tried to track down inventor Anthony Pratt to help celebrate the game's...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Solon Gershmann Inc. represented Westgate Centre LLC in the purchase of Westgate Centre, a 58,935-square-foot shopping on Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur, from Paragon Group LP.Midland Group represented parties in these leases of retail space:45,000 square...
Computer Viruses `like Wildfire' Rapid Spread Causes Concern among Users
Just this past year, a type of virus has cropped up, making life miserable for thousands of people. It's not some new strain of flu but a computer virus that scrambles documents and inserts words randomly.This new set of viruses, which first appeared...
Conflict Appears Ready to Boil over in Africa Zaire, Uganda at Odds; Fighting Flares in Burundi
Central Africa lurched toward fresh conflicts Sunday with Zaire and Uganda threatening reprisals against each other. Renewed fighting in Burundi caused thousands of civilians to flee to safety.In the Zairian capital of Kinshasa, information minister...
Corporate Executives Enjoy Legal Shield
Politicians of all persuasions call for "personal responsibility." Yet many Americans work for corporations that are organized to avoid just that.Whereas our Founders pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor, corporations have a legal "shield"...
County Lacks Guidelines for Landfill Revenue
St. Louis County officials have few procedures to guide them as they dole out about $1.7 million in landfill tipping fees each year.This situation has led Lee Fox, chairman of the county's waste management commission, to warn that the county runs the...
County Lacks Guidelines to Allocate Revenue from Landfills
St. Louis County officials have few procedures to guide them as they dole out about $1.7 million in landfill tipping fees each year.This situation has led Lee Fox, chairman of the county's waste management commission, to warn that the county runs the...
Couples Finds His Timing Perfect for a 2nd Skins Title
Fred Couples' game wasn't great, but his timing was.As Tiger Woods and Tom Watson matched birdie putts and raised the stakes, Couples sneaked in with a 7-foot birdie putt to win $240,000 and his second consecutive Skins Game title Sunday in La Quinta,...
Courtney Smith Can Attest: Even the Best Have Flaws
There is no doubt that Courtney Smith is the best high school girls basketball player in the St. Louis area.But when Smith, a 5-foot-9 senior guard/forward for Carlyle High School, goes to the bench after being taken out of the lineup, she doesn't get...
Co-Workers Expect to Hear about Pregnancy
Dear Miss Manners: An employee presents at least some indications of being pregnant. None of my business?Not at the moment. I'll concede that much.But how about her co-workers? Do they have a right to know? Is there a polite way for either a boss or...
Creighton's Show-Me Connection Shows 'Em
Former Sumner High standout Chuckie Johnson, now starting at forward for Creighton, apparently is motivated when he plays against teams from his home state.After arriving in Omaha, Neb., last season after an impressive career at State Fair Community...
Criticism of Mrs. Clinton Is Not Just Sexism
When Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed taking a formal role in the administration's welfare-reform strategy, fur flew. The right slammed the idea, publicly. "We've finally got the chance to move people off welfare, and we really don't need the tender loving...
Dangerous Crossings More Deer Plus More People Add Up to More Accidents
To hunters in Illinois, deer season is limited to just a few months. To Larry Pfau, it has become a year-round event.Pfau, a insurance agent in Pinckneyville, says that claims from policyholders whose vehicles have struck deer usually peak during hunting...
Date on Year-End Check Is Important to the IRS
When Form 1040 time rolls around, individuals usually list their income and deductions on a "cash basis." That means you are supposed to report all income items and deduct all allowable expenses in the year that you actually receive or pay them.As a...
David Kessler's Impressive Legacy
After six years as head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. David A. Kessler is calling it quits, citing his desire to spend more time with his family. He leaves an impressive legacy.Appointed by President George Bush in 1990, Dr. Kessler inherited...
Davis Leads Aggies Past Illinois-Chicago
Calvin Davis scored 22 points, grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and blocked six shots Sunday, leading Texas A&M to a 61-54 victory over Illinois-Chicago in College Station, Texas.The Aggies (3-0) led 32-30 at halftime and trailed only once in the s...
Decision Time for Metrolink
The East-West Gateway Coordinating Council is now deciding which of seven general corridors in the region is best suited either for the next major light rail expansion project or for a commuter rail system.The broad range of options and a shortage of...
Defective Used Car Leaves Buyer Stuck
Q: I bought a car two years ago from a used-car dealer, who sold my contract to a finance company. I have made all my payments to that company. The car never worked right. I argued with the dealer for several months, but then the dealer went out of business.Although...
Dentists and Kids: Quieting the Fear by Brushing Up, Parents Can Ease Their Children In
A CHIPPED tooth prompted Austin LeFleur's first trip to dentist. An hour wait and a dentist who was not tuned in to the needs of a nap-deprived 3-year-old combined to turn the trip into a miserable experience. When his mother decided to try a pediatric...
Denver Gains Home Field; Raiders Smother Miami
Denver has a problem 29 other National Football League teams would love to have: figuring out what to do for the next three games before the playoffs start.The Broncos' 34-7 victory Sunday over visiting Seattle guaranteed that Denver will play all its...
Despite Title-Game Loss, Ferguson's Happy Cadet
Ryan Ferguson's soccer career at CBC held much promise but ended in frustration."It's tough, knowing that we were the better team and that we don't have anything to show for it," said Ryan, referring to the Cadets' recent 1-0 loss to Blue Springs in...
Different Strokes: Sonicare Toothbrush
OK, relax, we've all been there . . . The family gathering is in 45 minutes, you desperately need a gift - and of course, the stores are all closed. You're beginning to panic when, just ahead, you see a 24-hour pharmacy. But what to buy?Aside from the...
Dioxin Cleanup Is Working
What is one to make of the reports this fall of data about dioxin levels and cancer in the St. Louis area? In September, the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported that...
Dirty Hands Can Cause Tragedies
IN the two years since the largest recorded outbreak of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 bacterial infection made 501 Washington state residents ill, hospitalizing 151 of them and killing three children, the lasting lesson learned from the tragedy is this: It's...
Disability Claim Belleville Entrepreneur Says He Can Make Social Security Pay
If you work, you probably contribute 7.65 percent of every paycheck to Social Security.Yet if you become disabled and apply for Social Security disability benefits, experts say chances are two out of three that you will be rejected.Belleville entrepreneur...
Each Panel a Life ... Sections of Aids Memorial Quilt Displayed as Part of College's Awareness Week Events
One out of every 150 college-age students is HIV positive, according to last year's statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. The largest number of those afflicted are 15 to 24.Those are frightening statistics for AIDS activist Jan Merideth of...
Emergency Reassessment Sought East St. Louis Mayor Wants Review to Ensure Fairness
East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush is calling on St. Clair County officials for an emergency reassessment of all property in East St. Louis, especially commercial property, to make sure it is assessed fairly. The city's tax rates are among the highest...
Extra Points
Numbers CrunchSunday's crowd of 26,310 was the smallest for a home game in Saints' history but the Rams have played before a skimpier audience: only 25,705 showed up for the Los Angeles Rams' final home game in Anaheim (Dec. 24, 1994). . . . Harold Green...
Father, Son Injured in Effort to Fight Fire
An O'Fallon resident and his 11-year-old son were treated for burns Friday after they apparently tried to fight a fire that had started in a love seat in the living room of their house.Neither the man's wife nor an older son was injured.The man, Ronald...
Festive Almond Cake Commemorates Battle Fought by Napoleon
ONE OF MY favorite cakes for the holiday season is the French almond cake pain de Genes, Genoese bread. This classic cake was created in honor of a battle won by Napoleon's army in Genoa in northern Italy. It's not surprising that the baker chose almonds...
Festive Almond Cake Has a Special French Origin
ONE OF MY favorite cakes for the holiday season is the French almond cake pain de Genes, Genoese bread. This classic cake was created in honor of a battle won by Napoleon's army in Genoa in northern Italy. It's not surprising that the baker chose almonds...
Freeman's Mended Arm Helps Pack Snare Win
Antonio Freeman made up for lost time in a hurry. Returning to Green Bay's lineup Sunday after missing four games because of a broken left arm, he set career highs with 10 catches for 156 yards in the Packers' 28-17 victory over Chicago."He's doing it...
From the Bench . . . to All-Metro
Hazelwood Central's Brian Colmo had an odd feeling when he heard that soccer teammate Jason Steimetz would miss the Hawks' quarterfinal showdown with DeSmet. Of course, he had a different feeling when he learned who would replace Jason."In our sectional...
Fund Urged to Help People Unable to Pay Utility Bills
A recent incident at a meeting of the St. Charles Board of Public Works may result in the City Council creating a fund to provide financial help to people unable to pay their sewer and water bills.Council members last week, at the urging of Councilman...
Garbage Game: Costa Rica Dumps United States 2-1
It may just turn out to be a case of delaying the inevitable, but the United States got a strong reminder on Sunday of what lurks in World Cup qualifying for visiting teams.Against an aggressive team, in a hostile stadium, on a bumpy field, with an unfamiliar...
Good News Trumps Liberal Race Card
Professional auditors of racial rectitude seem dismayed by good news. They insist, with the ingenuity of ideologues defending theories from discordant facts and the tenacity of factions defending their functions, that the news is not as good as it appears.When...
(Health/science) Notes
Cholesterol SurpriseFor years, it has been assumed that lowering cholesterol levels restricts the build-up of fatty deposits in arteries, leading to a decrease in fatal heart attacks.Now, a study at the Mayo Clinic that set out to document the assumed...
His Denial and Drinking Make Bad Problem Worse
Dear Open Mind: I am very concerned about my husband. We recently learned that his young sister has what could be a terminal illness. He is unable to accept her condition and says things like "they'll handle it and she will be fine." He has also started...
Holiday Inn Hotels Travel Upmarket Here
The Holiday Inn next to America's Center celebrates its conversion to a Holiday Inn Select this week. The hotel's owner, Seymour Logan and Associates of Chicago, is completing renovations totaling more than $2 million.Holiday Inn started the Select brand...
Holiday Inn Hotels Travel Upmarket Here
The Holiday Inn next to America's Center celebrates its conversion to a Holiday Inn Select this week. The hotel's owner, Seymour Logan and Associates of Chicago, is completing renovations totaling more than $2 million.Holiday Inn started the Select brand...
How to Avoid Getting Scammed on the Internet
Q. A friend of mine had credit-card information stolen over the Internet. I have sent credit-card information over the Internet to buy supplies for my company. Is it safe? How can I keep this from happening to me?A. A growing number of purchasers and...
How to Shelter Income for Children
Q. I'm a single person again after 28 years of marriage. I have two children and considerably more assets than $600,000, which I understand means my estate will be taxable.I've heard a lot about planning for married couples, how they can avoid estate...
In `the Big Easy,' Nothing Came Easy for Down-but-Not-Out Rams
We're going to tell you why the Rams' 26-10 victory over the New Orleans (ho-hum) Saints (yawn) was so impressive. This win was maybe the most professional, mature, determined performance of the season.Yes, they bopped a bad football team around the...
Japanese Potter Visits, Shares His Methods and Philosophy
The art studios at John Burroughs School usually ring with loud conversation, music from the radio and the steady hum of pottery wheels. But all was quiet recently when visiting Japanese artist Masaya Imanishi shared his reverence for and his unique...
Jews Go Back to Seminary in Area Run by Palestinians School Violates Agreements, Nablus' Governor Contends
Jewish settlers returned to a seminary in Palestinian-controlled Nablus on Sunday for the first time since gunbattles between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian police officers in September.The Israeli army had said it was not safe for the students to...
Jews Go Back to Seminary in Area Run by Palestinians School Violates Pact with Israel, Governor of Nablus Contends
Jewish settlers returned to a seminary in Palestinian-controlled Nablus on Sunday for the first time since gunbattles between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian police officers in September.The Israeli army had said it was not safe for the students to...
Jury Verdict Prompts Madison County to Warn Shops on Porn
ON THE STRENGTH of a jury's obscenity verdict, Madison County officials are warning store owners to check their inventory for magazines and even videos that could be targeted for prosecution.Some police departments already have talked to merchants, and...
Keeping Posted
Neiman Seeks Nominee For $50,000 GrantThe Neiman Marcus store in Plaza Frontenac will nominate a local charity as the possible recipient of a grant by the Neiman Marcus Foundation. Next year, one of the nominees of the chain's 30 stores will receive...
Kentucky Wins in Alaska
So how much better is No. 8 Kentucky than its opposition? About 31 points better, judging by its performance at the Great Alaska Shootout.In Saturday's championship, the Wildcats manhandled the College of Charleston 92-65, putting six players in double...
Ku Has Rank after Win over San Diego
Kansas coach Roy Williams had an answer for any excuse that was offered for his second-ranked Jayhawks' uninspired 79-72 victory Sunday over San Diego in Lawrence, Kan.Some cited jet lag. Some said KU might have been looking ahead to today's new poll...
Leetch Notches 600th Point in Rangers' Win
Brian Leetch got his 600th point Sunday, scoring a goal and assisting on another as he led the Rangers to a 6-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in New York.Leetch reached the milestone with an assist on a first-period goal by Sergei Nemchinov that...
Lightened-Up Bob Dole Becomes Media's Darling
MAYBE we had Bob Dole all wrong.During the presidential campaign, we media critics couldn't say enough about how Bill Clinton's Republican challenger was uncomfortable on TV, ineffective on TV, ill-equipped to be on TV, or, as Dole himself might put...
Locomotives Proud Bearers of Railroad's Heritage
Cordell Frazier and three buddies stood outside their workplace, gawking at the iron giant resting along an out-of-the-way industrial drive in midtown St. Louis. Moments passed, work beckoned, still they stood, face-to-headlight with the past."I've never...
Lohmiller's No Saint; for Rams, That's Not Bad
A year ago at this time, Chip Lohmiller was ice-fishing and snowmobiling at his lake home in Minnesota. On Sunday, he helped put his former employers on ice with four field goals in a 26-10 Rams victory over New Orleans at the Superdome."I don't think...
Long-Standing City Manager Set to Retire after Almost 19 Years, `This Is the Right Time'
Jerome Feldman will be 70 on Dec. 13 and will retire as Olivette's city manager at the end of the month.With almost 19 years in the position of city manager, Feldman also will relinquish his unofficial title of dean of city managers in St. Louis County.A...
Long-Term Care Rules Change
Have you been thinking of buying a long-term care policy? If so, you might want to pick one up before year-end, according to some financial advisers.They say this year's health legislation, while making the premiums and benefits deductible, may have...
Long-Term Fatigue Is Laid to Klebsiella
Dear Dr. Donohue: Over the years, I have been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr, chronic fatigue and mono by successive doctors. But most recently, I was told I had a Klebsiella infection. Just prior to that, I had spent some time in Central America. My doctor...
Loss to Usc May Have Ended Holtz's Irish Reign 1 Game Early
It all seemed so simple - Notre Dame beats Southern California, as the Irish always do, setting up a grand finale for coach Lou Holtz in the Fiesta Bowl or Orange Bowl on New Year's Day.Somebody forgot to tell the Trojans, who were on their own mission.USC...
Man Who Lost Voice Box Wins Recruits to Anti-Smoking Cause
Donald Young of St. Charles started smoking cigarettes when he was 14."Believe me, when I started smoking as a teen-ager, this is not the life I pictured I would be living someday," he said.By age 48, he had been operated on for a cancerous node on his...
Maple Syrup Is Purely Delightful
A FAR CRY from table syrupm, pure maple syrup is sweeter than sugar and has a rich amber color. I buy it in gallons and add it to baked goods, puddings, pies, even breads.siethm sw I prefer Grade B syrup, which has a more pronounced maple flavor, over...
Minus Top Player, Lindenwood Struggles to Adjust
It isn't exactly the style of basketball that coach Bill Goodwin prefers, but the Lindenwood College men are making the best of a tough situation.The Lions, who came on strong late in Goodwin's first season to finish 13-19 in 1995-96, suffered a major...
Monday Memo
The Mickey D Corp., otherwise known as McDONALD'S, recently announced that it was opening a restaurant in Paraguay.So, who cares?Mickey D aficionados care, that's who. The Latin American nation is the 98th country to boast its very own McDonald's. McDonald's...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Forget those big-money contracts in baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Boxer MIKE TYSON fought just three times this year, and, according to Forbes Magazine, earned $75 million, more money in one year than any other athlete ever.Tyson knocked...
Mother Teresa Better but `Not out of Danger'
Mother Teresa, fighting heart, lung and kidney problems, appeared better early today but not out of danger after coronary artery surgery, her chief doctor said.The doctor, Debi P. Shetty, said, "She is much better than yesterday. She had a good sleep....
Mother Teresa Takes a Turn for the Worse after Showing Improvement, Nun, 86, Critical
Mother Teresa slipped back into critical condition Sunday, weakened by kidney and lung complications following a heart attack two weeks ago.The nun, 86, was "conscious and cheerful" despite the abrupt deterioration in her health, the B.M. Birla Heart...
Myths Abound concerning Young Female Athletes
There are many myths about how sex differences in young athletes influence their sport performance. Young female athletes are quite similar to young male athletes. Prior to puberty, measures of speed and strength are quite similar for girls and boys.But...
NFL Highlights, Lowlights
Hog Wild* Granite City South High graduate Kevin Greene must have had his fill of dressing next to his turkey on Thanksgiving Day. By Sunday he was ready to talk about a different side dish, yams, after helping the Panthers whitewash the Bucs."Man, what...
Oatmeal Cookies Dress Up for Holidays
WHETHER YOU'RE making Christmas cookies or just looking for a fun project for a snowy day, these two recipes from Quaker are guaranteed to please the kids.SANTA SANDWICH COOKIES1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon...
Obituaries
Velma J. KoetterVelma J. Koetter, 85, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Nov. 28, 1996) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Koetter was retired and had worked for Robbins Hardware in St. Charles. She was president of the St. Charles Rolling Stones...
Officials Meet about Future of U.S. Military on Okinawa
Defense Secretary William Perry arrived Sunday in Japan for a meeting with Japanese diplomats on the future of the American presence on Okinawa.The re-examination of the status of 30,000 U.S. military personnel stationed on the island resulted from the...
Officials Study Problems of Water and Silt Runoff
The Wildwood City Council is trying to determine what help is needed for property owners in The Meadows at Cherry Hills, where silt from undeveloped lots spills onto the finished lawns of adjacent properties when it rains.The subdivision, built on rolling...
Older, Better When Singles over 55 Marry
WHEN people 55 and older date, they're looking at the relationship through bifocal glasses rather than rose-colored ones.Certainly, they want to feel sparks, but they're aware they haul heavy baggage: differing ideas of relationships, adult children...
Old Favorites Need a Sporting Chance
From time to time, women embark on search-and-destroy missions through their closets. In their frenzy, alas, they often slop over into their husbands' clothes, which is how favorite sports coats end up Missing In Action.Twice, poor Hap (as in hapless)...
Ounce of Prevention: Many Aim Efforts at Causes of Injuries
The voices that speak out against preventable health problems are growing more urgent.Voices like Donald Young, who needs an electronic voice box to help him spread his message on the dangers of smoking. He says cigarettes cost him his larynx.And Dr....
Outlaw Football: College's Bulging Police Blotter
Cheered on Saturday afternoons and arrested on Saturday night, outlaw athletes are everywhere. On the East Coast, the West Coast and points in between. At large schools and small ones, even junior colleges.Nearly every day, or so it seems, some player...
Panthers Stretch Their Unbeaten Streak to 6
Mark Fitzpatrick made 28 saves, and Brian Skrudland scored the winning goal as the Florida Panthers extended their unbeaten streak to six games with a 4-2 victory Sunday over the Red Wings in Detroit.Robert Svehla, Radek Dvorak and Tom Fitzgerald also...
Paula Deken Delia Schindler : Fund-Raising for a Cause? Send in the Clowns
Delia Schindler and Paula Deken compare their friendship to that of Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz of the "I Love Lucy" television series.Schindler and Deken met 10 years ago as professional clowns. Schindler, with her infectious giggle and Lucy-red hair...