St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 24, 1997

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3-Vehicle Crash Injures 9 Inmates Suspect in Fatal Lindell Bank & Trust Robbery Is among Those Hurt
A three-vehicle accident in Jefferson County involving a prisoner transport van left 13 injured Wednesday, including one of the men charged with robbing Lindell Bank & Trust in St. Louis and killing a security guard last month.The van was transporting...
A-B Invokes Pope's Name in Discussion
This Bud's for you, Pope John Paul II.A top Anheuser-Busch executive didn't exactly make that toast at Wednesday's annual meeting, but he did invoke the pope's name in arguing against a proposal put forth by nuns and others.The nuns asked the brewery...
A Daring Raid Frees Hostages
An hour after the hostages had been freed, Peruvian President Alberto K. Fujimori, decked out in short sleeves and bulletproof vest, sang Peru's national anthem in the compound of the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima. He had reason to celebrate.The...
A Fresh Voice in Country-Rock Steers Down the Right Road
Desire RoadBob Woodruff (Imprint)One of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge in the last several years, New York native Bob Woodruff delivered a stunning debut with 1994's "Dreams & Saturday Nights." It was a CD that contained a number of dark...
Alderman Urges Abolition of Tif Commission Special Tax-Financing District Continues to Spark Dispute
Newly elected Green Park Alderman Richard George, 1st Ward, wants to eliminate the commission that has been trying to arrange tax-increment financing for a development project.George asked City Attorney Paul Martin Monday night to draft legislation eliminating...
Application for Grants Ok'd for Child Care, Technology Programs
The University City School Board has approved applications for two grants to help pay for the district's programs on school-age child care and industrial-technology education.The district will apply for $32,280 in block grants from the Missouri Department...
Around the Links
PGA TOURGreater Greensboro Chrysler ClassicSite: Greensboro, N.C. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: Forest Oaks Country Club (7,062 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.9 million. Winner's Share: $342,000. Television: USA (Today-Friday, 3-5 p.m.) and KMOV Channel...
Assad Duo: Saving the Best for Last
THEY saved the best for last. The St. Louis Classical Guitar Society ended its Guest Artist Series with the Assad Guitar Duo, a Brazilian ensemble of incredible talent that sold out the Ethical Society on Saturday evening.Not every guitar ensemble seems...
Attack Advances as Ambush Retreats to Offseason
Just when the Ambush thought it had all the Kansas City Attack scorers in check Wednesday night at Kemper Arena, forward Wes Wade broke loose.Wade scored three goals to lead the Attack to a 13-11 win over the Ambush in Game 4 of the National Conference...
Attention Serious Gardeners: City Offers Free Compost Bins
Come Saturday, Claudia Irwin will be standing in line for a new compost bin, free of charge from Town and Country.The city is giving away 250 bins to the first residents who show up to claim them, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday and also on May...
Audit Finds $266 Million Loss in Teacher Pension Fund
When Thomas Zimmerman left his salaried job with the Illinois Teachers' Retirement System in 1994 to make millions doing the same work on contract, the Teachers' Retirement System called the arrangement "absolutely necessary" for the system's financial...
Auditions & Announcements
All 4 Fun: Auditions for "Don't Rock the Boat," 3-6 p.m. today, at Parkway West High School's theater, 14653 Clayton Road. Need actors and crew ages 13-18. Callbacks Friday. Call 536-1652.Mara Joyce Productions: Auditions for musical revue "Broadway...
Best Bets for the Week of April 24-30
TonightDream warriors: Stop boring friends and colleagues with the inane details of last night's dream -- bore ex perts from the School of Meta phys ics instead at the Ninth Annual National Dream Hotline. Starting at 6 a.m. Friday through midnight Sunday,...
Bible Bowl: Youths at Convention to Compete
Which biblical king had stables for 4,000 horses? Hint: One year he was given 666 talents of gold.Camala Buchanan, 16, has the answer and hundreds more. On Friday, she will compete in a Bible bowl at the Trans World Dome.The University City High School...
Bill That Would Have Allowed Local Obscenity Standard Fails
The Illinois House Wednesday narrowly defeated a bill that would have allowed counties to create their own obscenity standards.Had the law passed, each of Illinois' 102 counties would have been able to set different obscenity laws to regulate adult bookstore...
Black Mayors Advise Harmon: Move Ahead but Mend Fences
Just because an African-American runs for office against a black mayor who is popular among other blacks, he shouldn't be considered a Judas in politics.That's the consensus of some visiting black mayors in a snapshot analysis of Clarence Harmon's defeat...
Blowing the Lid off the Season's Mountain of High-Energy Hollywood Blockbusters Erupts Tomorrow with "Volcano"
Movie summer, a virtual season that used to begin on Memorial Day weekend, has been creeping backward, day by day, for several years. But this is ridiculous: the first big-budget, big-bang, hugely hyped "summer" movie opens tomorrow -- five days before...
Board Draws Fire, Support for Setting `Temporary' 25 MPH Limit on Road
The Frontenac Board of Aldermen has set the speed limit at 25 miles an hour on a curvy one-half-mile section of Geyer Road between two subdivisions, Steeplechase Lane and Huntleigh Manor.Last month, the board reduced the speed limit to 20 from 30 and...
Bosnia's Muslim Leaders Offer Support for a Separate State
Serbs have their half. Muslims and Croats grudgingly share theirs. A weak central government barely functions. Refugees cannot go home. War crimes suspects are on the loose.United Bosnia is largely a myth.Only Muslims have in large numbers supported...
Boss Loss Fewer Seek to Join Ranks of Corporate Management
A new malady is running rampant in corporate America: management phobia.Many people don't want to be a manager - and many people who are managers are, frankly, itching to jump off the management track - or have already."I hated all the meetings," says...
`Boss Man' Sex Partners Now Grow to over 100 Many Women Still Waiting for Results of HIV Test
More than 100 women and girls in Missouri and Illinois say they had sex with Darnell "Boss Man" McGee, who was HIV-positive, sources said Wednesday.In the past two weeks, about 40 women who say they had sex with McGee have been tested for HIV, which...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUIS COUNTY COUNCILGOP Postpones Selection Of Nominee A meeting to select a Republican nominee for a St. Louis County Council vacancy has been rescheduled for Sunday. The session had been set for Wednesday night. County Republican Chairman...
Briefs
CLAYTONMayor Declines Run In '98 For Third TermClayton Mayor Benjamin Uchitelle says he will not run for a third term in April 1998. He said he made his political plans clear early, to allow for a smooth transition to another mayor. By next April, Uchitelle...
Briefs
THE NATIONLINE-ITEM VETOSupreme Court To Decide On Law By July The unprecedented veto power Congress gave the president to kill line-item details in spending laws is on a rarely used fast track for Supreme Court scrutiny. The court said Wednesday it...
Briefs
HIGHWAY PATROLAgency May Get Funds To Hire In-house LawyerThe Missouri Highway Patrol won the backing of legislative budget negotiators to hire its own lawyer after key players said Attorney General Jay Nixon doesn't provide round-the-clock legal advice....
Captives Told: `We'll Free You in 3 Minutes' Warned by Message over Hidden Radio, Hostages Spread the Word
Tipped by a hidden radio receiver that commandos were about to blow their way into the Japanese ambassador's residence, one of the 72 hostages thought it was a joke - gallows humor.Another thought the three-minute warning seemed like an eternity.Downstairs...
Cards Short out on Long Circuit Offense Sputters in 2-1 Loss to La
The Cardinals' coast-to-coast-and-then-some trip wound up at a standstill Wednesday night.Having traveled from St. Louis to Miami to Honolulu to Los Angeles in 10-day span, the Cardinals wrapped up a their journey at 4-4 as they lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles...
Casino's Towering Sign Has Its Critics
Look out your windows, downtown St. Louis.Something new is rising on the eastern horizon - a sign 12 stories high.Soon, it will be a 12-story-high flashing sign, beaming electronic messages, topped by red and gold illuminated letters spelling "Casino...
City Council Oks Request for 20-Acre Development
The Maryland Heights City Council has approved a request by the Mills Group Inc. to build an apartment complex and office buildings on about 20 acres on Ross Avenue.Bruce Mills, president of the company, told the council that the development would contain...
City to Spend $4.3 Million for Project's Land
The St. Charles City Council has voted to spend $4.3 million to buy the land for a convention center and 250-room hotel.The council voted 7-3 Tuesday to buy the land on the southwest corner of Fairgrounds and Fairlane roads, south of Interstate 70 and...
Clash Is Expected at Meeting of Ambulance District Board
Another chapter may be written today in the long and bitter dispute over the dispatching of emergency vehicles in St. Charles County.At 2 p.m., the board of directors of the county Ambulance District will meet. Drama and a large crowd are expected. The...
Classical & Popular Listings
CLASSICALCathedral Concert, 12:30 today, Christ Church Cathedral, 13th & Locust, 231-3454. Organist William Partridge performs the music of Wilond, Sowerby & Langlais. Free.Youth Orchestra & Ensembles Showcase, 1 p.m. Sa, Powell Symphony Hall, 518 N....
Clinton, Gore Welcome Dalai Lama
Welcomed by President Bill Clinton as an inspiration for religious freedom, the Dalai Lama expressed hope Wednesday for winning Tibetan autonomy from China. The Clinton administration urged direct talks among Chinese and Tibetan leaders."The self-confidence...
Coming Soon: Nielsens for Favorite Commercials
FOR most of the year, NBC's "ER" and "Seinfeld" have been battling for the distinction of being television's top-rated series.But have you ever stopped to wonder what is the top-rated commercial?Maybe the Energizer Bunny reigns supreme. Perhaps it's...
Commission Will Assist Developers Projects Will Provide Housing for Low- , Mid-Income Residents
The Missouri Housing Development Commission agreed last week to help developers who want to build housing for low- and moderate-income residents in Festus and in the Soulard neighborhood in St. Louis.The two developers are among 10 in the St. Louis area...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSRe-Sell It Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. F, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sa, Bellefontaine United Methodist Church, 10600 Bellefontaine, 867-0800. $1 bag sale 12:15-1 p.m. Saturday. Free.Midwest Miniature Bottle Collectors Show, 7 p.m. F, 9 a.m.-4...
Composting Offers Workable Solution to Drainage and Thatching Problems
Dig a shovelful of dirt from Louise Belt's garden in west St. Louis County, and you will find rich, loose, black soil, crawling with earth worms. Here and there are small patches of reddish clay, remnants of days gone by.Years ago, the entire yard was...
Concert Previews
Jungle Brothers with M.O.P., Hyenas in the Desert, OC, Killa Army and Royal Flush, 8:30 tonight at The GalaxyWhen the Jungle Brothers' debut, "Straight out the Jungle," hit the streets in 1988, it had a retro, return-to-melody sound that sounded old-s...
Country Class Brooks & Dunn, Leann Rimes Take Top Awards at Ceremony
Brooks & Dunn were named entertainers of the year at the 32nd Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, and LeAnn Rimes was crowned country's best new singer."There's a God, and country music is very much alive and well in America," Ronnie Dunn said...
Count Us in Officials Searching for Ways to Deal with Race on Census
Should the census have categories for Creoles or Arabs? Are Hawaiians Pacific islanders or native Americans? How can people with parents of different races be categorized?Federal officials are struggling to develop questions that will help characterize...
Couple Who Taped Gingrich on Phone Enters Guilty Plea
The Justice Department filed one-count charges Wednesday against the couple who recorded the cellular phone call in which Newt Gingrich talked about limiting the political damage after he admitted to breaking House rules.The couple, John and Alice Martin,...
Curtain Raisers
Drama Without HeroesFood is the first thing morals follow on so let's be sure that those that now are starving get the proper helpings when we all start carving-- The Threepenny Opera Director Elizabeth Spicer says she thinks a lot about Bertolt Brecht's...
Cynics Scorn Loan from Dole
It is everywhere true that no good deed goes unpunished. But, in Washington, cynicism now runs so deep that on the relatively few occasions when we see a selfless act, it never goes unanalyzed unless the proper ulterior motives are assigned.The verdict...
Day by Day
TODAYDANCE CONCERT -- The Lindenwood College Showcase Dancers will perform Dance Alive III at 8 p.m. in Jelkyl Theatre at Lindenwood College in St. Charles. More than 40 students will perform jazz, funk and tap dances. Tickets are $6. Students and older...
Decision on Bridge Delayed Contractor Seeks $104,000 More for Cost of Detour; 20 Extra Days Also Needed
The Arnold City Council has postponed a decision on replacing the bridge on Starling Airport Road.The project has been in limbo for several months after an engineer's error caused the original method proposed for replacing the bridge to be unworkable.Kozeny-Wagner...
Decline and Fall of Lunch
We just had an entire hour for lunch, how about you? If you were a so-called average American, you spent only 29 minutes, according to the latest survey by the National Restaurant Association. About 54 percent of you took less than that, and 39 percent...
Defense Lawyers Lick Chops over FBI Miscues Crime Lab Mistakes Might Weigh on Several Cases
Once unassailable, the FBI crime lab is now ammunition for defense lawyers seeking to overturn convictions. No longer will the testimony of bureau experts go virtually unchallenged, and questioning of the lab's methods will likely widen.Armed with the...
Designer Norma Kamali Marches to Her Own Fashion Drum
ONE OF the most interesting collections for spring comes, as it always does, from Norma Kamali.Like Geoffrey Beene, she marches to her own drum, and doesn't get nearly the kind of press coverage awarded to lesser talents who fall in line with the much-touted...
Designers Send Terry Robes Up to Hard-to-Believe Prices
WHAT'S MORE BASIC than a terry-cloth robe?Warm, durable, fluffy, the robe has long been a cheaper practical alternative to expensive silk or satin numbers.That was before designers took a fancy to terry. Check out the Versace terry robe, selling for...
Developer Plans to Go Ahead with His Own Complex
James Unger says he plans to proceed with plans to redevelop the ACF property in a commercial complex that will include a convention center, hotel and offices, despite the refusal of St. Charles officials to give his plan a hearing."This complex now...
Divine Whine Annual Harmonica Festival Will Feature Leaner, Tighter Show
They are some of the finest musicians in the area, but as recently as two decades ago, their craft didn't qualify them for membership in the local musicians union.The soulful, beleaguered whine of harmonicas at "Harp Attack 1997," an all-star revue of...
Dole Backs Chemical Weapons Pact with Senate Set to Vote Today, Clinton Welcomes Election Foe's Support
On the eve of a Senate vote, President Bill Clinton gained support Wednesday from Bob Dole for a global treaty to ban chemical weapons.Dole's backing could prove to be a major victory for Clinton, who was forced into a humiliating withdrawal of the treaty...
Don't Be Afraid, Show Your Colors
FAITH GUNNING, 26, shopping recently with her fiancee, Joe Dixon, 24, had reservations about the dress she was trying on."Why?" he asked. "Because it has color?""It looks too young for me," she said. "There's two things we don't want," he joked. "Youth...
Don't Expect Mrs. JFK Jr. to Set Trends
`THERE IS LIFE after Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy," Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, declared recently in her "letter from the editor."That's as definitive as it gets.For months there has been talk of Bessette-Kennedy - the 6-foot-tall bride of JFK...
Down and Dirty -- and Proud of It Mojo Nixon Has Something to Say about Everyone and Everything
Mojo Nixon has never been afraid to drop his trousers on stage or jump headfirst into the trash pile. Metaphorically speaking on that latter situation."It's a glorious jump," he says, fresh out of the shower and on the phone from a Motel 6 in Raleigh,...
Eighth May Be Clayton's Place
Royce Clayton's first game as the Cardinals' eighth-place hitter was a rousing success Tuesday. He had a run-scoring triple, stole a base and scored two runs. He zipped home in the sixth inning after he saw Los Angeles second baseman Wilton Guerrero...
Enlarging the Look of Guest Room
Q: We're moving to a new house that has a small guest room. It's barely big enough to hold twin beds, night stands and a small dresser. Should we paint the room all white to make it appear larger? Or should we use wallpaper instead - in a floral pattern,...
Events / Listings
SOMETHING SPECIALBeachblast With A Carnival Splash, 11-5 today & F, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville Ill., 618-692-2330. Springfest features live music, games, food, information booths, and the traditional giant banana split....
Every Symbol Tells a Story
Australia is often the land of the oddly off-kilter and the slightly surreal -- just look to its film canon ("Picnic at Hanging Rock," "The Last Wave," "Sweetie"), and its basketball exports (Chicago Bull's center Luc Longley.)But the most bizarre facet...
Ex-Law Partner Tells Jury about Cueto's Bluster
The federal jurors in the trial of Amiel Cueto are getting an insider's view of the courts in St. Clair County, where prosecutors charge that Cueto battered the system with questionable tactics, political power, big money and cronyism.Cueto's trial was...
Ex-Wife Seeks Long-Overdue Child Support; Time a Factor
Q: My ex-husband owes back child support from many years ago; the children are all over 21 now. He is due to draw his Social Security next year. Can those benefits be attached for back payment? If so, for how much?A: In general, Social Security benefits...
Family Health Center: For Some, Koch Stands as the Last, Best Hope
Phillip Richardson sits in the waiting room of the Koch Family Health Center at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Granite City. His forearm is swollen and crimson from an infected boil.Judy Wright is in the same room, suffering from a severe asthma attack.Laura...
Fancy-Skating Wings Do a Figure `Ought' on the Scoreboard
The Detroit Red Wings sure are cute when they get mad.Down 2-0 in the second period Tuesday night, the Wings shifted into a higher gear. Led by their freewheeling Russian unit, the Wings began flying about the rink with the puck, making dazzling pass...
FBI Arrests 4, Alleges Bomb Plot Attacks Would Divert Police from Armored Car Robbery
Four people plotted to bomb a natural gas plant to kill police and divert attention while they robbed an armored car of $2 million, federal authorities said Wednesday.Three men and a woman were arrested Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas, and in Boyd, 41 miles...
Feast Your Eyes the Debut of `Big Night' on Video Could Kick off a Cinematic Calorie-Fest
In "Big Night," Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci are brothers Primo and Secondo, Italian immigrants with dreams of success for their small restaurant in America.Last year's sleeper hit on the art house circuit, "Big Night" was as notable for its talented...
Former Pow Surmounts Obstacles to Become U.S. Ambassador to Hanoi
The Vietnam War finally ended on April 10. For those who like records, the time was 7:45 p.m. What happened was that the U.S. Senate, by voice vote, confirmed former Rep. Douglas "Pete" Peterson as our first ambassador to Vietnam since the war.He is...
Fuhr Unbeatable Even Following Final Buzzer
Although he already had his shutout, Blues goalie Grant Fuhr refused to let even one puck end up behind him Tuesday night.So, with his teammates skating onto the ice to congratulate him, Fuhr kicked out one last salvo from Brendan Shanahan. He had spun...
Gallery and Exhibit Listings
MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITSSt. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Student Gallery: "Student Exhibition." High school students interpret the Sistine Chapel (through April 28). In Gallery 210: "Venetian Masterworks from the Sarah Campbell...
Giants Making a Habit of Winning in Ninth
Barry Bonds' slicing popup turned into a three-run inside-the-park homer, and Bill Mueller singled in the winning run in the ninth as the Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 Wednesday in San Francisco.The Giants have won four games in the past week in...
Girl, 4, Fails to Testify in Trial of Kidnapper Man Is Accused of Abducting Her Mother
A 4-year-old girl who saw her mother abducted pulled a blanket over her head and lay on the floor Wednesday rather than testify against the man accused in the kidnapping.Clutching a doll, Shaina Streyle was brought into the town library, where she was...
Granberg Says He Was Arrested, Charged with Drunken Driving
Illinois Rep. Kurt Granberg, D-Carlyle, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol last weekend in Springfield, he said Wednesday."No one is above the law," Granberg said in a written statement. "I respect the law, and I will...
Gretzky's Hat Trick a Topper for Rangers
Wayne Gretzky's natural hat trick - his league-best ninth in the playoffs - led the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.The win gives the Rangers a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round...
Gum for a 2-Year-Old? That's One to Choke On
Dear Dr. Donohue: I need to know if swallowing chewing gum will harm my grandchildren. My husband loves to give gum to the grandchildren. The younger one, age 2, swallows the gum no matter how hard I try to tell him to discard it in the trash. Grandpa...
Gunning for Laughs
Tommy Sledge is waiting to ambush you like a two-bit punk in a dark alley holding a dirty two-by-four.But his weapon isn't a chunk of timber -- it's a comedic style and a deadpan delivery that take `40s detective-speak to its insane extreme.Sledge is...
Guy She Cheated for Now Stalls on Marriage
Dear Ann Landers: I need help, and since my mother died over a year ago, I have no one to turn to but you.I am 52 years old and married my childhood sweetheart when I was 23. "Gary" and I had a great marriage for five years, but then he began to have...
Happenings for the Kids
Camp Rendezvous, registration begins now at the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, 938-5900. Unique summer program for children 6-10 at the Wolf Sanctuary. Campers assist staff in behind-the-scenes tours, engage in wolf crafts, games and educational...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
For Bob's SakeA group of local musicians are rallying in support of one of their own, Bob Reuter, who was recently diagnosed with a rare medical malady.Reuter, a long-standing member of the local music scene, has faulty blood vessels in his back which...
Helen Morrin, 85; Editor, Publicist, Area Volunteer
Helen Clanton Morrin, a former writer, editor, public relations director and community volunteer in St. Louis, died Sunday (April 20, 1997) of infirmities at her home in University City. She was 85.From 1969 to 1988, Mrs. Morrin was executive director...
Help Yourself!
SELECTION 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: Help Yourself,...
Homefront This Week: Alternative and Metal Attack of the St. Louis Samplers
For the music buff on a budget, compilation albums are a handy way to sample numerous acts with a minimal outlay of cash.The modern compilation album may have started with the Warner Bros. "Loss Leaders" series, cheaply priced double albums that were...
Homing Instincts: Streamlining Adoption
Every year, about 10,000 abused, abandoned and neglected Missouri children are living in temporary homes. Some stay only a few days. Others linger as long as seven years. For hundreds, perhaps thousands of children, life is a revolving door. They trundle...
Hosta Finds Hospitality: Everyone Likes Them
This is the peak season for garden-club plant sales, several of which are listed at the end of this column. I plan to be among the volunteers working at the Webster Groves Men's Garden Club event at the city's recreation center today and Friday. Plants...
House Approves Bill Limiting Gambling Donations
A bill that would ban gambling interests from making donations to political candidates passed the Illinois House on Wednesday.Under the measure, a person who owns shares in any gambling company could not donate money to a candidate running for office...
Illinois Looking at Underwater Casino Inspections
U.S. Coast Guard inspection rules mean that most of Illinois' riverboat casinos could be out of the water for months at a time over the next two years, and that could cause layoffs for employees and big losses for investors.The Illinois Gaming Board...
In Armed Forces, `Victorian Tradition Is Still the Norm' Officials Continue to Stress Politeness, Protocol
The Army's successful prosecution of a drill sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood for adultery has led some civilians to ask, "Isn't making a criminal case out of adultery rather Victorian?"The military response, as put forth by retired Army Col. Harry Summers,...
In Taped Confession, Man on Trial Says He Was Unaware of Slaying at YMCA Lot
In a videotaped confession played in St. Louis County Circuit Court Wednesday, Mario Page claimed he was initially unaware that his partner, Andre Morrow, had fatally shot insurance executive John Koprowski on the parking lot of the Brentwood YMCA."I...
Judge in Trial of Ex-Speaker May Exclude Casino Charges
Jurors in the bribery and racketeering trial of former Missouri House Speaker Bob Griffin may never hear the government's allegations that Griffin was involved with riverboat casinos.U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. indicated Tuesday he probably...
Keep It Light: Less Is More for Your Window Treatments
THE SHAPE of a window often will determine the type of window treatment it requires.A picture window has one large, stationary pane of glass which might be flanked by smaller windows on either side. A draw drape is usually the best treatment for this...
Lankford, Cards Dodge Defeat
With the Cardinals down to their last out Tuesday night, Ray Lankford, who was playing a major-league game for the first time since last October, started a three-run rally with his bat and his feet as the Cardinals overcame Todd Worrell and the Los Angeles...
Lankford Wastes No Time Making His Presence Felt
The original plan had been for Ray Lankford to rejoin the Cardinals on May 1, pending full recovery from offseason rotator cuff surgery. Then, it was adjusted so that Lankford would join the Cardinals this weekend.But, even though the Cardinals won a...
Library Renovation, Update Waiting for Final Funding
After Matthew Sperber took over as chief librarian at the Belleville Public Library last July, he didn't take long to decide that he wanted a major renovation of the old downtown library building.Now, Sperber's ambitious $830,000 restoration plan will...
Life on the Laugh Track Will There Ever Be a Successful Black TV Drama Series?
As a black girl growing up in the '50s and '60s, I often wondered why the families on the screen seemed to be having a better time living in this country than my family. The fact that they were a different race seemed inconsequential since my mother...
`Losing Father's Body' Never Loses Its Style, Humor
Constance Congdon's new comedy, "Losing Father's Body," asserts that our middle-class existence has become entirely too sanitized - perhaps at the expense of our collective sanity.The play, which is currently being staged by the Arts League Players of...
Mcdowell Finds Relief for Indians
Booed off the mound in his last start, Jack McDowell received a standing ovation in the first regular season relief appearance of his career. Except for the unusual trot in from the bullpen after 254 consecutive starts, "Black Jack" looked like his old...
Mcveigh Jurors Moved by Deaths One Said Defendant `Looks like Nice Kid'
Timothy McVeigh's jury includes a retiree who cried for bombing victims, a teacher who says McVeigh "looks like a nice kid," and a property manager losing his hearing from Grateful Dead concerts.That's according to a list obtained by The Associated Press....
Mcveigh Trial Will Open with Survivors of Bombing
Prosecutors intend to open their case today against Timothy McVeigh by calling Oklahoma City bombing survivors and their rescuers to describe their terrifying ordeal.Opening statements from both sides are expected to last at least half a day, after which...
Missouri Commission to Help Developers Build Public Housing
Some elderly residents who moved to a public-housing apartment complex in Kinloch, after Lambert Field bought their houses, may be moving to Berkeley. Their new apartments will be partly financed by the Missouri Housing Development Commission.The construction...
Missouri Plans to Sue Makers of Cigarettes Consumer-Protection Laws Are Basis
Missouri will file suit against leading tobacco companies, charging that they targeted children in ad campaigns and lied about the addictiveness of nicotine, Attorney General Jay Nixon announced Wednesday.Nixon said the suit, to be filed in state court...
Missouri's Gift to Michigan Appreciated
At the University of Michigan, where the softball team is 42-13-1 overall and 12-3 in the Big Ten, some refer to three of the Wolverines starters as the Missouri Connection.Others probably don't care where junior Kellyn Tate (Parkway West) and freshmen...
MLS Slaps Coaches with Fines, but Do They Care?
Even though Major League Soccer officials are making good on their promise to crack down on sideline and postgame antics, coaches are choosing to pay their fines and go about their boyish ways.Already, the league has fined the MetroStars goalkeeper coach...