St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 30, 1997

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3 Drownings Give Family `a Load to Bear'
Back in Ottawa, Kan., the biggest body of water around is Lake Pomona, a placid blue-green expanse where the waves reach - maybe - 2 feet, and that's when the wind is really blowing.It certainly hadn't prepared 10-year-old Ivy Pacheco and her mother...
Appeal Keeps Phillips Playing
Tony Phillips of the Chicago White Sox was suspended for two days by American League President Gene Budig on Tuesday for actions leading to his ejection by umpire John Shulock from an April 21 game.Phillips appealed the suspension, which was scheduled...
Army Drill Sergeant Guilty of Rape
A drill instructor was convicted Tuesday of raping six women trainees in the most serious case to come out of the Army sex scandal.Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson, 32, could get life in prison for his conviction on 18 of 19 rape counts.Jurors deliberated for...
Ashes of Loved Ones Rest in Peace in Many Homes
Dear Readers: When I recently asked to hear from people who kept the ashes of their loved ones, I had no inkling of the blizzard of letters that would hit my desk. It seems I was right when I said the practice was not all that unusual. Read on for a...
Audit Finds $25,000 Missing from Soldiers Memorial Fund
Comptroller Darlene Green announced Tuesday afternoon that her office has discovered that about $25,000 is missing from the city's Soldiers Memorial Military Museum fund.Green said she has referred the matter to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Dee Joyce-Hayes...
Bad News, Bears: Stocks Soar at Signs of Economic Lull
Stocks rocketed to their second-biggest point gain ever Tuesday as Wall Street rejoiced over news that Americans are getting smaller raises.The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 179.01 to 6962.03. It now stands 123 points below its all-time closing...
Bank Shares Zoom in Broad-Based Rally
Stocks staged their biggest rally since 1991 Tuesday after a surprisingly small rise in labor costs signaled that corporate profits won't fall prey to rising interest rates.The Dow Jones industrial average soared 179.01 to 6962.03, its second-biggest...
Beyond the Twilight Zone a New Generation of TV Viewers Is Tuning in to the Tales of Rod Serling
JUST 22 years ago Rod Serling, master storyteller, died while undergoing open-heart surgery in Los Angeles. The perennially boyish creator and host of television's "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1959-1964) was only 50.Now, as befits the master of the macabre,...
Bills Would Mandate That HIV Be Reported
Momentum is growing to require nationwide reporting of test results for the virus that causes AIDS. This has triggered fierce debate over how to balance the civil rights of infected individuals against the goal of protecting public health.A bill sponsored...
Blair Engineered Move to Middle for Labor Party Principles, Pragmatism at Issue
The Labor Party was a mass movement born in the mines, mills and dockyards of Britain, but the Labor Party today is largely associated with one man: Tony Blair.In three years as party leader, he has changed the party's creed, branded it "new Labor" and...
Blown Away: Baseball in Chicago Gone with the Wind
St. Louisans always have had reason to envy Chicagoans.They champion pan pizza; we counter with thin crust. They have a great big lake with a stiff breeze; he have a muddy river and Louisiana's leftover humidity.They put dill pickle spears on their hot...
Boeing to Lead Effort to Create `Internet in Sky'
Boeing Co. said Tuesday it would lead a $9 billion effort to design, build and launch a satellite communications system that would create an "Internet in the sky."Boeing will be the main contractor on the project and become a part owner of Teledesic...
Briefs
THE NATIONTOBACCO LITIGATIONSenators Urge Justice Department To Sue Five senators urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to sue the tobacco industry in an effort to recoup about $20 billion spent treating sick smokers every year. "We know that you have...
Briefs
MARYLAND HEIGHTSFirm Puts $1.25 Million Toward New YMCA CenterEdward Jones, a St. Louis securities firm, has donated $1.25 million for a YMCA building in Maryland Heights. The new facility, to be called the Edward Jones Family Center, will be on 14 undeveloped...
Budget Panel Finds Funds for Schools, Two Men's Prisons
Higher education and state prisons came up big Tuesday when the House Budget Committee endorsed a plan to build two men's prisons and found $37.2 million for schools.Earlier this month, Gov. Mel Carnahan's request for the two prisons was on shaky ground...
Buffalo Ousts Ottawa on Plante's Goal in Ot Edmonton Upsets Dallas, Also in Overtime
Derek Plante scored 5 minutes 24 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night in Game 7 of an Eastern Conference playoff series.Plante, who was also credited with the tying goal, won the...
Cable Television Service Going Up in Price on June 1, Tci Says
St. Charles County TCI subscribers will pay more for cable service this summer.Customers received a leaflet with their cable bill last weekend with the new prices, effective June 1. Subscribers will pay an additional $1.11 a month for basic cable service,...
Camp Guide '97
This guide to sports camps in the St. Louis area this spring and summer was compiled by Dennis Cutter of the Post-Dispatch staff. Information was submitted by camp directors. (NOTE: Many camps offer discounts for addtional family members.)BASEBALLBAC...
Caring about Kidscare
In spite of Medicaid and other programs, about 155,000 Missouri children lack health insurance. The House has tried to address this problem through House Bill 811, also called the KidsCare bill. It would give every uninsured child under age 18 access...
Chili Davis' 300th Hr Lifts Royals in Tenth
Chili Davis hit his 300th career home run leading off the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.Davis connected on a 3-2 pitch from Paul Quantrill (3-2) for his second homer of...
Chilling Advice on Hot Eatery
HOW IS THE CITY GOING to persuade county people to come downtown if the cops warn the visitors to stay away?That's the problem we're wrestling with today.The story started two weeks when Channel 5's "Show Me St. Louis" aired a feature about the Mammer...
City, Mcdonnell Retreat in Talks on Property Sale
St. Charles is back to square one with the McDonnell Douglas Corp., negotiating with the aerospace giant about the potential sale of riverfront property.Mike Miller, the city administrator, said the company no longer is interested in selling the property...
Clippers Upbeat despite Sweep in First Round
The Los Angeles Clippers went where few expected them to go this season, earning their first playoff berth in four years.But after getting swept in the opening round by the Utah Jazz, they'll need to make changes if they hope to be serious challengers...
Cloudy Focus, Gray Areas Disturb Storm Series
CHANNEL 5 jumped into the May sweeps period with a three-part series showcasing meteorologist Paul Goodloe, who was sent to Arkansas to talk to victims of last month's killer tornadoes in the state."Weathering the Storm," which aired last Wednesday through...
Cubs' Mulholland Finally Gets a Win
Terry Mulholland finally got enough offensive support to earn his first victory of the season, and Chicago's first by a lefthanded starter since 1993, as the Cubs defeated visiting Montreal 5-2 Monday.The Cubs have won three of their last four games...
Dare Grows, and So Does Teen Drug Abuse
EMILY Mohl isn't the only who thinks DARE leaves something to be desired.The anti-drug abuse program, founded in Los Angeles in 1983, is suffering a backlash from critics who say it has had little impact. After all, drug use among youngsters has increased...
Decision Will Let Msd Increase Rates
A Missouri Supreme Court decision Tuesday gave the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District the power to raise sewer rates without a vote of the people.The court refused to review a decision by the Missouri Court of Appeals in St. Louis, which held that...
Defense in Cueto Trial Cries Perjury Lawyers' Confrontation Leads to a Request for Sanctions
Federal prosecutors are trying to "dirty" St. Clair County Board Chairman John Baricevic with perjured testimony before he can testify in the federal trial of Amiel Cueto, defense lawyers charged Tuesday in an angry confrontation in court.Defense attorney...
Devils Tower: Recreation Area or Sacred Shrine?
Not one multiple-use group has challenged the National Park Service for banning recreational activities at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Nor has anyone claimed the government has violated the U.S. Constitution by establishing religion in declaring...
Drug Was Fatal in '88 Abortion Anesthetic Also Used in Death Last Week
The anesthetic used with the abortion on the St. Louis woman who died Friday was blamed nine years ago for the abortion-related death of a woman in Springfield, Mo.The family of the Springfield woman, Stacy Ruckman, was awarded $25 million in damages...
Duo Does It for Cards in Victory over Giants
Andy Benes and Ron Gant always will be bound by that December day in 1995 when the Cardinals loosened their vault as never before. On Dec. 23, one day after new ownership purchased the club, the Cardinals lavished more than $33 million to sign one of...
East St. Louis Drawing Fire over Use of Gambling Money
A team of consultants has told East St. Louis that it has not wisely used gambling revenue from the Casino Queen and ought to be saving for a rainy day - a time when the gambling money declines or may not be there.The city has spent its gambling revenue,...
Eureka High Golf Tourney May 10 at Incline Village
The third annual Eureka High Baseball Golf Tournament will be held May 10 at Incline Village Golf Course in Foristell.The four-player scramble costs $50 per player and will begin with a 7 a.m. shotgun start. Availability is limited to the first 136 players,...
Family Matters: J.T. Snow, Parents Mend Rift
Jack Snow was working as a fill-in sportscaster on Channel 30's 10 o'clock newscast March 11. Just a routine night, he thought, as he sat watching several clips of highlights he might use.Then he saw a replay of a fastball thrown by Seattle fireballer...
First U.S.-Russian Spacewalk Makes Officials Forget Troubles
An astronaut and a cosmonaut took the first U.S.-Russian walk in space Tuesday, a problem-free excursion that was a welcome bright spot in a troubled relationship between NASA and its Russian partners.The men, in white Russian space suits, spent five...
Food-Tax Cut Hits Snag in Senate Debate
Gov. Mel Carnahan's proposal to cut the state sales tax on food by 3 cents ran into opposition Tuesday in the Missouri Senate, which pushed to increase the plan's tax breaks - and price tag.The Senate debated revenue reduction proposals for more than...
Furniture Brands Sales Rise for Each Company
Sales and profit rose in the first quarter for Furniture Brands International, the Clayton-based company announced Tuesday, the day of its annual meeting in New York.Sales rose for each of the three operating companies - Thomasville, Broyhill and Lane...
Gac Tourney Up for Grabs, but Knights Have Likeliest Grip
Steve Cross isn't making any predictions.Cross is the Francis Howell North golf coach. His Knights have won the past two Gateway Athletic Conference titles and were 8-0 in dual matches against conference foes this spring.Still, he insists, the conference...
Gant Settles for Homer Cards Win 9-7 on Blast in Ninth
Ron Gant probably didn't want to bunt all that much anyway.With the Cardinals trying to cap a lengthy comeback from a 7-1 deficit Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, Gant, a rare practitioner of the bunt, failed to sacrifice on the first two offerings by...
Gant Settles for Homer Cards Win on Blast in Ninth
Ron Gant didn't want to bunt all that much anyway.With the Cardinals trying to cap a lengthy comeback from a 7-1 deficit Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, Gant, a rare practitioner of the bunt, failed to sacrifice on the first two offerings by San Francisco's...
Give Me Liberty, Not Air Bags
Last February, I wrote about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's air-bag safety cover-up and the 52 deaths (32 were children) caused by 200 mph deploying air bags.Then there were air-bag lies. In 1977, the Transportation Department claimed...
Global Chemical Arms Ban Takes Effect Russia, Iraq among 80 Who Didn't Sign
A global ban on chemical weapons took effect Tuesday with several key nations missing from the list of more than 80 that have ratified it.Most notably absent were Russia and Iraq, the only two besides the United States who admit having chemical arms.The...
Grand Jury Hears FBI Agents Talk of Travel Office Flap
Whitewater prosecutors summoned FBI agents before a federal grand jury Tuesday to testify about conflicting statements in the White House travel office affair.Among the witnesses was FBI agent Howard Apple. He has said he and other agents were told in...
Hard-Boiled Parents Turn Hunt for Eggs into Rotten Scramble, Says Father of Disenchanted Tot
No matter how hard they try, the St. Peters' Jaycees and Lions Club can't seem to run an Easter Egg hunt where everyone, including themselves, walks away happy.One problem this year came to light when Al Phoenix of St. Charles wrote to St. Peters Mayor...
`Hard Work Begins' Now, Say Those at Conference 3-Day Summit for Volunteers Ends with Lots of Optimism
With marching orders from Colin Powell and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gary St. Peter and thousands of others left the Presidents' Summit for America's Future with plans to stop talking and start doing."The hard work begins tomorrow morning," St. Peter,...
Health News
AIDSVaccine Shields Chimpanzees For YearAn experimental AIDS vaccine made from HIV genes has protected chimpanzees for more than a year, increasing doctors' hopes that the approach may work in humans. Two chimps got the vaccine and then a stiff dose...
Heiple Committee Advised against Political Witch Hunt
A procession of legal experts cautioned Illinois legislators Tuesday not to let their inquiry into Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple descend into a political witch hunt.Meanwhile, former Gov. James R. Thompson, Heiple's attorney, asserted that...
High School Summer Activities Camps
FRANCIS HOWELL NORTHBoys basketball (grades 9-12) - June 9-13 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Howell North gym. Fee is $35. Contact: Bill Moyer (281-3281).Boys soccer (grades 5-8 and 9-12) - June 9-12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Nowell North soccer fields....
Honor Roll
Students at Barnwell Middle School, 1035 Jungs Station Road, must have a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:6th Grade Matthew Callier. 7th Grade David Abendroth, Nicholas...
Ibm Rewards Stockholders with Buyback, Dividend
International Business Machines Corp. said Tuesday that it will buy back $3.5 billion of stock and raise its quarterly dividend 14 percent, rewarding investors with some of its ample cash.IBM shareholders also overwhelmingly approved a 2-for-1 split...
Ideal Man: Blues Chief Gets Earful of Kiel Complaints
Nearly two months into his new job as manager of Kiel Center, Blues President Mark Sauer is getting an earful from sports fans and others about what's wrong with the place.Which is just what he says he wants before deciding what to change. "I've been...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONJohn T. Geiben Jr., 88, carpenter, died Sunday, visitation 9 to 9:30 a.m. today at Burke-Fine Funeral Home, funeral 10 a.m. today at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Alton. Burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery in...
Injury to Pagnozzi Tempers Card's Win
The Cardinals' dramatic, 9-7 win Tuesday night over the San Francisco Giants was tempered by the loss - probably for a long period of time - of catcher Tom Pagnozzi, who suffered torn fibers in his upper right quadriceps muscle and upper right groin...
It's Show Time
I TOLD Father Biondi: `Sure, I went through St. Louis University - I went through Lindell and came out on West Pine,' " a stone-faced Vincent J. Bommarito, 65, said on a recent April morning.So much for Bommarito's formal education.He related that anecdote...
It's Time to Clean Up the Superfund Program
We will soon have the opportunity to see how sincere Congress and the Clinton administration are about cooperating on an issue of national importance when they take up the issues of reforming Superfund, the nation's hazardous waste cleanup program.In...
Jobs Corps: It's a Way Up for Young Persons
Dear Ann Landers: Almost two years ago, you wrote about Job Corps in your column. As a result, thousands of people called and wrote seeking information and assistance. Today, many young people are furthering their education, training for their careers...
Judge Suspended for 30 Days over Flap with Chief State Commission Had Recommended 90 Days
The Missouri Supreme Court has ordered St. Charles Circuit Judge Frank A. Conard suspended for 30 days for a dispute with the St. Charles police chief in 1995.The suspension will cost Conard about $7,620 in wages. Things could have been worse: A state...
Juggling the Children of Divorce These Tips Can Make It Easier for Kids, Parents
CHILDREN from divorced households need to have contact with both parents. Yet exchanging youngsters from one adult to the other can be extremely trying. Some exchanges can be so stressful that the involved children refuse to participate at all.The reasons...
Kieschnick Drives in 6 as Cubs Win Slugfest
Rookie Brooks Kieschnick, devastated when he was cut in March, drove in six runs with two homers and a single as the Chicago Cubs survived five Montreal homers to defeat the visiting Expos 14-8 on Tuesday.Shawon Dunston added three hits and two RBIs...
Lady Bulldog Defense Knocks off State Champs
Fort Zumwalt South girls soccer coach Lloyd Daugherty called it "the biggest victory this program has ever had."It ranks right up there with beating Howell North to win the boys conference title last fall," he continued. "Going into this game, I really...
Lady Panthers Proud to Win Their Own (and 1st) Invitational
Joe Allen, the girls track and field coach at Fort Zumwalt North High, has been all smiles for the last few days.And with good reason. When the Lady Panthers won the title at the Fort Zumwalt North Invitational Friday, they made history."To the best...
Lawyer Is Warning of `Another Waco' Texas Separatists Now Face More Firepower
Two armored personnel carriers rolled into place Tuesday as the attorney for the leader of the Texas secessionists under siege warned of the possibility of "another Waco" if officers move in for an arrest."There's the potential for a lot of killing,...
Like a Tiger, Hale Irwin Is a Force on the Course
He is in remarkable shape. He is playing the game on a higher level than his peers. He has won four golf tournaments already this season. He is the hottest thing in golf.He is not Tiger Woods. His name is Hale Irwin.They are 30 years apart in age, but...
Losing Richardson Won't Hurt, Gop Says
Minority Republicans in the Missouri House say the loss of Rep. Mark L. Richardson as their leader will spread no confusion in their ranks. Their problem will remain the same: finding enough votes to beat the majority Democrats.The Republicans say they...
Mactavish Retires; Who Else Will Be an Ex-Blue in '97-98 ?
The Blues' final team meeting and private exit interviews Tuesday marked the end of one player's career and perhaps the end of the line as St. Louis Blues for maybe a half-dozen more.Craig MacTavish, 38, is retiring after 17 National Hockey League s...
Make Haste Slowly to Faster Modems
Is it time, finally, to buy a new modem? The answer could depend on where you live, and how adventurous you are.It's been ages since computer magazines first printed stories about a new class of modems that delivered data up to twice as fast as the 28.8...
Man Acquitted of Killing Woman, Faces Rape Trial
A jury on Tuesday acquitted Rick Jason Maxey of murdering a hitchhiker he and a buddy picked up after a night of drinking beer and smoking marijuana with friends in St. Charles County.The jury deliberated 2 1/2 hours in St. Charles County Circuit Court...
Man of the Common People Signs Off
SLATS GROBNIK CALLED Friday afternoon."This is the last time I'm talking to any of you guys," he said. "From now on, I'm retired. In the next few days, I bet a lot of you guys are going to be pretending to have talked to me. Ain't true. With Mikey gone,...
Mcveigh Revealed Plot, Witness Testifies He Described His Plan to Blow Up Federal Building, Former Friend Says
Timothy McVeigh disclosed in October 1994 that he was going to blow up a federal building in Oklahoma City because he was angry at the government and it was "an easy target," a former friend testified Tuesday."He said that he and Terry (Nichols) would...
Mike Royko Dead at 64; Famous for Satire, Wit
Mike Royko, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist whose biting sarcasm and empathy for the common man captured the gritty essence of Chicago for more than 30 years, died Tuesday (April 29, 1997). He was 64.Mr. Royko's column in the Chicago Tribune was...
Morning Briefing
All Bets Are Off For Missourians On Internet CasinoAn Internet casino company has agreed to not accept bets or open accounts from online gamblers in Missouri until a state court holds a hearing on a suit filed against the company.Missouri Attorney General...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The National Football League administers tests to potential draft choices to measure their general knowledge. A test of football knowledge might not be a bad idea either.RON BORGES of the Boston Globe writes that South Carolina State running back KENNY...
Mr. Richardson Steps Down
State Rep. Mark Richardson of Poplar Bluff managed to maintain his position as Republican leader of the Missouri House after one arrest on charges of child endangerment and drunken driving, but a second incident involving similar charges was just too...
National Day of Prayer Events Planned
St. Charles County will join cities and towns across the country on Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer. Government officials, pastors and singers will participate. Events, including several prayer breakfasts, are planned in St. Charles,...
Near-Famine Conditions Reported in North Korea
Food warehouses in North Korea are nearly empty, and officials are adding ground-up wood to rations of rice and corn to make supplies last longer, a foreign aid worker reported Tuesday.Kathi Zellweger, who just returned from the communist state, said...
No Sweep for Heat - Magic Wins
Penny Hardaway scored 42 points and the Orlando Magic overcame a 20-point first-half deficit to stave off elimination from the playoffs Tuesday night with an 88-75 victory over the visiting Miami Heat.The Magic, who lost the first two games of the best-of-five...
Obituaries
Rose M. KaimannRose Marie Kaimann, 92, of Wentzville, died Monday (April 28, 1997) at the Wentzville Park Care Center in Wentzville.Mrs. Kaimann, formerly of Old Monroe, was a homemaker.Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at T.E. Pitman Funeral...
Officials Try to Shorten Time between Sentence, Execution
With six executions apiece, Missouri and South Carolina tied last year as the states that put the most prisoners to death.Experts thought that this year Missouri would execute even more, up to seven convicted murderers.But so far, only one Missouri prisoner...
On Deck: Marlins
Just The Facts: Two games vs. Florida Marlins: 7:05 tonight, 12:35 p.m. Thursday at Busch Stadium.Tuning In: Tonight on Fox Sports Midwest (cable). No local TV Thursday. On radio, all games broadcast on KMOX (1120 AM).Probable Florida Lineup: 2B Luis...
Pc+tv = $$$$ Next Generation of Home Electronics on the Way, Could Get Expensive
Most people don't associate living rooms with floppy disks and hard drives. But that hasn't stopped leading makers of computers and TVs from merging the pastimes in new machines for couch potatoes.Compaq Computer Corp. and Thomson Consumer Electronics...
People
The New York Post says OPRAH WINFREY has pulled the plug on book-plugger DENNIS RODMAN, basketball's bad boy. The reason: His new book, "Walk on the Wild Side," is a touch too wild.Winfrey says, "We decided it would be inappropriate."Among other things,...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSEast St. Louis: Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Michael E. Wardell, 21, of East St. Louis, just before midnight Monday in...
Quaint Question Put to Q and U, Who Quietly Respond `I Do'
A case of the prenuptial jitters hit 7-year-old Courtney Staggemeier the night before the wedding."She didn't know whether she wanted to go through with it," said her mother, Angie Staggemeier.But the invitations had been sent, the decorations were done...
Rating the Teams
The National LeagueTeam Comment1. Atlanta Braves Jeff Blauser, Ted Williams. Ted, Jeff. 2. Colorado Rockies Surprise? Their bullpen is Ruffin ready. 3. San Francisco Giants That's Jeff Kent, not Clark, behind Bonds. 4. Florida...
Red Cheeks Trademark of Parvovirus in Kids
Dear Dr. Donohue: My granddaughter, age 27, has been diagnosed as having "parvovirus." I have not heard of this disease previously. Would you please explain what it is, its symptoms, how its treated and the chances of recovery?Parvoviruses are responsible...
Regional Accepts Aid Offer of $8.6 Million from City
St. Louis Regional Medical Center decided Tuesday to accept Mayor Clarence Harmon's offer of more than $8 million - but Regional officials said they would close the hospital next month anyway.Althea Johns, elected Tuesday as chairman of Regional's board...
Rev. Robert B. Skinner, 56; Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal
The Rev. Robert B. Skinner, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church for 24 years, died Tuesday (April 29, 1997) at his home in Shrewsbury. He was 56.The Rev. Mr. Skinner served at Emmanuel, in Webster Groves, since 1967, when he arrived as an assistant rector....
Richardson Quits Post over DWI Incident Former House Gop Leader Says He Wasn't Forced Out
Missouri House Republican Leader Mark L. Richardson stepped down from that job Tuesday and pleaded guilty of drunken driving and endangering his young daughter, a passenger when he was arrested.Richardson, a lawyer and former prosecutor, was sentenced...
Senator Blocks Plan to Put Campaign Reports on Web
Sen. John Schneider has put the brakes on a plan to set up a computerized filing system for campaign finance reports to be made public.At Schneider's urging, the Missouri Ethics Commission has delayed awarding a contract to buy a $285,000 computer software...
Sex Education and Local Control
One of the most sacred cows in government is local control of education. Any time school authorities in Washington or Jefferson City try to formulate standardized curricula or issue guidelines designed to lift achievement for students everywhere, the...
Sheaffer Didn't Leave, but He's Glad He's Back
The indomitable Danny Sheaffer resurfaced again Tuesday night.Sheaffer, the Cardinals' third-string catcher, has been optioned to Louisville twice this month. He never went either time, and Tuesday night he was back on the roster, replacing David Bell....
Sheaffer Never Left . . . but Glad to Be Back
The indomitable Danny Sheaffer resurfaced again Tuesday night.Sheaffer, the Cardinals' third-string catcher, has been optioned to Louisville twice this month. He never went either time, and Tuesday night he was back on the roster, replacing David Bell....
Small Derby Field Could Aid Locally Owned Crypto Star
Crypto Star already is passing horses, and the Kentucky Derby still is three days away.The colt with the furious finishing kick and the St. Louis-area owners stands to benefit most as the Derby lost two contenders but picked up two long shots over the...
Sports Shorts
Rhode Island Appears Ready To Hire HarrickHarrick met with Rhode Island president Robert Carothers, athletic director Ron Petro, and Rhode Island team members and boosters. He also met Gov. Lincoln Almond - a Rhode Island alumnus - at the Statehouse,...
Sports Shorts
Rhode Island Appears Ready To Hire HarrickFormer UCLA basketball coach Jim Harrick is expected to be named coach at the University of Rhode Island after at least four other schools turned him down for interviews.Harrick met with Rhode Island president...
St. Louis 2004 Pursues Area's Renewal
"The worst mistake 2004 could make would be to emulate Moses, coming down from the mountain, distributing assignments from the tablets."- Urban experts Neal Peirce - and Curtis JohnsonAs they interviewed St. Louisans for their report on the region, Peirce...
Stores Dispute Spreads Nixon Has `Deep Concerns' over Schnucks Compliance
Federal antitrust officials met Tuesday in Washington with representatives of Schnuck Markets Inc. and Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon to discuss Schnucks' compliance with a consent decree governing the company's purchase of National Supermarkets...
Suffragist Statue at Capitol Carries a Heavy Load of Symbolism
It's a good thing that Adelaide Johnson chose a 13-ton block of marble for her suffragist statue. Anything lighter would have cracked by now under the pressure of so much symbolism.In 1920, the sculptor's tribute to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Sta...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the second floor meeting room, Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen...
Taking the Dare: Does It Work?
`IF I see people using alcohol or drugs on television, I will change the channel so that I won't be influenced."At the age of 10, I read these words aloud to my fifth grade class as I graduated from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program.Now...