St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 7, 1997

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2 Gop Lawmakers Urge Gingrich to Act House Members Call for Tax Cut Pcs
Two Republicans who have been highly critical of House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that his leadership position remains in jeopardy. They said he can redeem himself by moving forcefully to achieve such conservative goals as a major tax cut."I believe...
A Caesar Salad in a Sandwich
YOU DON'T have to be a marketing expert to know that Caesar salad is the hottest thing between tongs. It has two essential qualities: ease of preparation and flavor.Even the most basic Caesar salad of romaine lettuce, croutons and bottled dressing tastes...
Acute Sensitivity to Cold - a Histamine Stampede
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have an acute sensitivity to cold. I cannot go swimming, because I would swell and pass out. I cannot eat ice cream, because my lips and tongue would swell and my throat would constrict. I avoid air conditioning. What causes this...
Airport Anomalies Not as Odd as They Seem
Passengers waiting to board a recent flight from Chicago to Vancouver, Canada, were asked if someone could give up a seat so more fuel could be loaded on.Trading passengers for fuel? It sounds like a seaplane flight into the Alaska bush.But it's not...
Aldermen Favor Plan for Elk Breeding Farm
Adolphus Busch plans to raise elk on his farm, which lies partly in O'Fallon and in St. Charles County.The O'Fallon Board of Aldermen was amenable to the unusual enterprise. After Alderman Cynthia Davis, 2nd Ward, received assurances from the attorn...
Anglo Couch Potatoes Find Stardom on Spanish TV
A pair of Anglo couch potatoes are now unlikely star pitchmen for Bud Light beer on Spanish-language television.It started last summer, when the first ad showed the characters, Lex and Ingo, stumbling across a Spanish TV station. "Hey, it's a Bud Light...
A Non-Action Action Flick? the Director Says Romance Is the Soul of `the Saint'
DIRECTOR Phillip Noyce seems perplexed by a review of his new film "The Saint," starring Val Kilmer, which opened in St. Louis Friday.The notice dwells on the movie as action yarn, virtually ignoring the romance between Kilmer's dashing hero and Elisabeth...
Army Drops Lying Charge in Sex Case Trainee Says She Made Claim under Pressure
The Army on Sunday dropped its allegation that a female trainee lied about having sex with an instructor.The Army said the charge against Pvt. Toni Moreland was not a priority and it did not want to bring in an out-of-town witness. The soldier's att...
Asparagus Satisfies in Many Ways
TULIPS, CROCUS and budding trees are common signals of spring, but I celebrate the season with fresh asparagus. The first tender spears are appearing in supermarkets.Perfectly steamed asparagus spears were allowable finger foods, according to table etiquette...
Assimilation Has Dangers
If there were no white racism, would there be a black culture? I once heard that question, raised by a black scholar at a historically black college, cause a stunned silence. Within it was contained an intriguing paradox. Since black American culture...
At Rest Personalized Funerals Help Many Survivors
Playing cards. Cigars. Cigarettes. A bottle of Jack Daniel's. A stuffed animal.Golf clubs, fishing rods and pool cues. An urn full of a dead pet's ashes.These aren't items from some unusual garage sale, but rather just a few of the things recently buried...
Attack on Albania's Premier Sparks Discord Police Say They Were Misinformed
A day after gunmen hurled hand grenades at the motorcade of Premier Bashkim Fino, police and government officials argued Sunday over who was responsible for the attack.Police in Shkodra, the town Fino was going to, blamed the Interior Ministry, saying...
Barkley Plays Only at `B' Level, but It's Enough to Cage Grizzlies
Charles Barkley's "B game" was too much Sunday for the Vancouver Grizzlies.Playing only his third game since being sidelined more than a month because of a hip injury, Barkley scored 11 of his game-high 28 points in the third quarter, helping Houston...
Billy-Bob Teeth Get Grip on Market
Two young entrepreneurs are finding that sudden success has not spoiled their rock-solid enjoyment of life.Jonah White and Rich Bailey were college students when Bailey hit on an idea that has become somewhat of a worldwide hit."It was divine intervention,"...
Blizzard Slams into Northern Plains Blowing Snow Rebuilt Melting Dakota Drifts
A blizzard shut down much of the northern Plains on Sunday, with blinding wind-blown snow and drifts up to 20 feet high.Gusts from the storm system, in excess of 50 mph, swept across the upper Midwest and were blamed for the death of two people in Milwaukee...
Blizzard Slams into Northern Plains Wind Blamed in Death in St. Francois County
A blizzard shut down much of the northern Plains on Sunday, with blinding wind-blown snow and drifts up to 20 feet high, stranding travelers and making life miserable for volunteers sandbagging flood-threatened towns.Hundreds of miles of highways were...
Boomers Are Hitting the Throttle as Sales of 'Cycles Roar Upward
As with many social and business trends in the last half of the 20th century, baby boomers are literally driving the upturn in motorcycle sales.This is the second time around for the boomers. They also drove the massive expansion of motorcycle sales...
Boyer Gets Team off to Hot Start
Hillsboro High couldn't have dreamed up a better start to its high school baseball season to compare with the one the Hawks lived out two weeks ago.Will Baker and Joe Boyer, the team's Nos. 1 and 2 batters, had back-to-back home runs to start the first...
Briefs
MissouriLABORKSDK, Technical Union Agree To New Contract A five-month labor dispute at KSDK (Channel 5) has ended. The union that represents the station's technical employees has agreed to a new contract, the station said Sunday. Photographers and engineers...
Briefs
THE NATIONMISSING JETSearch For Air Force A-10 In 4th Day The search for a missing Air Force A-10 twin engine jet aircraft extended into a fourth day Sunday with no sign of the plane or its pilot, officials said. The A-10 Thunderbolt, with a range of...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSMike Claiborne and Andre Nelson have opened Right Direction Travel, an affiliate of Altair International Travel, at 2025 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, Mo. 63144. Phone: (314) 919-3535; fax: (314) 968-8980.GolfZilla, a novel golf shop...
Cards Are History on Road Birds Limp Home at Club-Worst 0-6 after Houston Rallies for 3-2 Win
Cardinals trainer Gene Gieselmann had the following message for Tony La Russa before Sunday's game:"I told the manager I hope he's good at blackjack - because he's only got 21 players," Gieselmann said.La Russa, forcing what passed for a smile after...
Cards Stretch Losing Streak, Sore Muscles
Your Official 1997 St. Louis Cardinals Update:Record: 0-6, worst start in team history. Hmmm. Will the Cardinals become the first defending champion to be booed in their home opener?Number of humorous quips made by Tony La Russa: None. Runs scored: 12...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Lechner Realty Group represented both parties in the purchase of 14 acres of land at Interstate 44 and Highway 141 by Druco.Follman Properties - ONCOR International represented both parties in the lease of a 21,045 square-foot office/warehouse at 2445...
Conservative Approach Pays off for Morgan
Gil Morgan, playing cautiously to conserve his lead in the Tradition until the final hole, eagled the 18th and beat Isao Aoki by 6 strokes Sunday for his first major golf championship."I've always felt like demons could come out, you know," he said....
Cooking Videos Reveal Tricks
WHEN I WAS sidelined with the flu a few days ago, I stretched out on the sofa with a box of tissues and a pile of cough drops, pushed tapes into the videocassette player and watched other people cook.On a video called "BBQ Fixing Ribs," I watched four...
Cook on a Whirlwind with Recipes
COOKING IS one of Sherry Keethler's favorite pastimes."I love to try out new recipes on friends and family," she says. Her cookbooks fill two cupboards in her kitchen.Keethler recently had a recipe selected to appear in a Taste of Home Cookbook, "Home-Style...
Councilman Faces Ouster Attempt
A Berkeley councilman could face ouster at a meeting of the City Council tonight."I don't plan to resign," said the councilman, Kenneth W. McClendon. "I haven't done anything."Efforts to remove McClendon are part of a continuing feud that has sp lit...
Councilman in Berkeley to Face Ouster Attempt
A Berkeley councilman could face ouster at a meeting of the City Council tonight."I don't plan to resign," said the councilman, Kenneth W. McClendon. "I haven't done anything."Efforts to remove McClendon are part of a continuing feud that has sp lit...
Cueto's Day in Court Is Shaping Up Witness List Boasts 'Names'
When a federal judge reads a list of potential witnesses to jurors in the conspiracy trial of lawyer Amiel Cueto today, it may offer clues to the question that many have been asking for months:Just who will be on the witness stand talking about their...
Cult Member's Mother Sad but Accepts Death
Judi Rowland asked her mother 10 years ago whether she should return to the Heaven's Gate group or stay in Rolla to accept a lucrative job offer.Instead of offering advice, Lorraine Snelson told her daughter to spend time alone and to "tie into a higher...
Curmudgeon Rests Case
Today is a personal milestone. This is the 1,000th time I've sat down to write this column. It will also be the 300th column I've actually written. (I may not be efficient, but I show up.) Feeling sentimental, I decided to read through the last year's...
Dangerous Game: Veterinary Clinic Heist Nets Culprits Perilous Drug
On the street it is known as Special K, the source of a hallucinogenic high. Its real name is ketamine, and it is dangerous - possibly causing paralysis or death - if misused.Georgia Reger's veterinary clinic south of Collinsville has been broken into...
Dead Husband's Ashes Put a Damper on Relationship
Dear Abby: I am a 70-year-old man whose wife died two years ago. For the past year, I have been dating a spry widow whose husband died about the same time my wife died. We have a lovely relationship and have talked about getting married.The problem is...
Devils Spring Trap Snore on Blues in Battle of Patience, Jersey Bores in on 2-0 Win
Imagine a football game in which each team plays three downs, then punts . . . on every possession.Or a tennis match in which the players volley from baseline to baseline for hours on end.Imagine the most boring thing you can think of - outdoor soccer?...
Dinosaur Fight: Park Plan Splits Rolla
Buehler Park in Rolla is best known as home to a dinosaur playground and century-old trees that attract weary Interstate 44 travelers, birds and children.But depending on the outcome of a court hearing this afternoon and a city council vote tonight,...
Divorce Is Worse Than Excess Beer
Here are things professional scolds think could kill you: fake fat, fake sugar, real salt, Chinese food, Italian food, Mexican food, edible food, beef, poultry, fish, vegetables treated with anything, popcorn made with canola oil, potato chips, pizza,...
Dome's `Tacky' Billboards to Be Replaced with Neon
Six neon corporate logos similar to those on Kiel Center will replace nine unpopular billboards now stuck on the side of the Trans World Dome in downtown St. Louis.Advertising over the stadium's entrances and at street level also will go. Two kiosks...
Don't Kill the Web Because Weird People Use It
By now, everyone has heard about the 39 members of the "black-pants cult" who committed suicide in suburban San Diego.Obviously, it's time to investigate black trousers and what they mean to our world. What makes people wear black pants, anyway? Surely...
Drivers Call New Track Hell on Wheels
Thirteen cars crashed on the first turn of the first lap. And that was just the beginning of the Demolition Derby on Sunday at the new Texas Motor Speedway.The consensus: It's a great place to watch a race, but it's hell to drive."I really believe they...
Election Results in Madison County
Complete but unofficial results of Tuesday's contested elections in Madison County. An asterisk denotes an incumbent. Winners are capitalized.MUNICIPALITIESAlhambra Mayor JEFFERY HURST 187 Gregory L. Nihiser 9 Kenneth H. Diesselhorst*...
Election Results in St. Clair County
Complete but unofficial results of Tuesday's contested elections in St. Clair County. An asterisk denotes an incumbent; winners are capitalized.AlortonMayor CALLIE MOBLEY* 405 Thomas Howard Jr. 143 Janice Guthrie 57 Vaughn Jackson 63 Hannah...
Election Shows Move Away from Developers
Neighborhoods For Nancy. The campaign slogan of Chesterfield's new mayor, Nancy Greenwood, represented a grass-roots effort that swept council candidates along with its success.Although there was no official slate in the city's election April 1, var...
Employee Satisfaction Is a Problem for Employers
Young workers who say they are very satisfied with their jobs are less likely to quit than those who are dissatisfied - at first.But after about four years with an employer, employees who rated their initial job satisfaction as high are "just as likely...
Federal Prosecutors Face Anti-Government Sentiment in the West Clashes over Land Sometimes Sour Jurors
One juror did it.Twice recently in federal domestic terrorism trials held in Washington state, single jurors held out against 11 voting for conviction on the most serious charges.The holdouts have not said why they could not vote with the others. But...
Feeling Competitive? Here's How to Beat It
A WOMAN told me she was at her friend's house looking through old pictures when she came across an old photo of her husband and another woman."Instantly I felt jealous," the woman said. "I thought, `Who is that, an old girlfriend? And why does she have...
`Finally' - Haas Revels in His Victory; Board Member Planning Useful Tenure
AFTER 16 YEARS of failed candidacies, Bill Haas is besides himself with joy."Finally, I'm a victorious elected official," Haas said last week in one of his lengthy voice-mail messages, a longstanding practice that has made him notorious in the newsroom.Exuberant...
Flamboyant Redskins Owner Cooke Dies of Heart Failure
Jack Kent Cooke, the crusty entrepreneur whose Washington Redskins won three Super Bowls and whose personal life was the stuff of tabloid headlines, died Sunday (April 6, 1997) of heart failure. He was 84.For Cooke, image was nothing - success was everything....
Free Advice Lawyers Offer Tips on Specific Practical Topics
The rare opportunity to get some lawyers to talk business to you for free is offered this month in what is called the "People's Law School" of Madison County.For the next four Wednesday evenings, lawyers will discuss specific legal issues that many people...
Go Intermediate When You Take the Bond Fund Plunge
With the stock market tanking and interest rates up, is now the time to jump into bonds?Not quite yet, but get ready, the experts say.When you do jump, look toward intermediate-term bonds and bond funds. Bonds maturing in five to 10 years give the biggest...
Gore Vows U.S. Won't Twist Arms in Mideast
Vice President Al Gore warned Sunday that neither Israel nor the Palestinians should expect the United States to exert pressure on either side in the Mideast peace process."The United States cannot and will not seek to impose its will upon either side,"...
Gratin Makes Favorite Side Dish
GIVE FRESH broccoli and other vegetables a makeover with a gratin.Preparing a gratin can be as simple as blanketing food with a layer of grated cheese or buttered bread crumbs, then browning it in the oven. More elaborate gratins often include a cream...
Guitar Legend Mixes Old, New
The guitar has enjoyed enormous popularity in this century, and three of its practitioners have come in for particular acclaim - Andres Segovia, Carlos Montoya and Julian Bream.Bream is the only one still strumming, so his appearance Friday evening at...
Gusts Blamed in Death of Motorist, 76
Gusts from the storm system devastating the northern Plains swept across the upper Midwest Sunday, where 50-mph winds were blamed for the death of a woman in St. Francois County.Mabel Cotner, 76, of French Village, Mo., was killed when another car, reacting...
Hamilos Is `Ball of Fire' in Lineup
Paul Hamilos doesn't mind where he is in the Parkway West High baseball lineup - just as long as he's in it.West coach Scott Weissman used him as his No. 9 hitter last year during the Longhorns' run to the Missouri Class 4A championship.This season,...
Hard Work, Spirit Let Diver Soar
Hard work, dedication and competitive spirit drove Erin Wilke to become a Missouri high school diving champion last year.Erin, a junior at Pattonville High School, is making another big splash this season.She already has qualified for the state tournament...
Hatch, Kennedy Urge Cigarette Tax Hike
Sens. Edward Kennedy and Orrin Hatch, two of the Senate's more ideologically contrasting members, said Sunday they were joining forces on a bill to provide health care for children by raising taxes on cigarettes."When it comes to health care for the...
Home Cooking
Thanks to a small army of volunteers, St. Patrick Center dishes out hundreds of hot meals each day.TWO BLOCKS and a world away from the TWA Dome is St. Patrick Center, a three-story brick building that feeds, houses and helps some of the city's most...
How to Separate Weak from Choice Investment Web Sites
Much is made of the presence of porn on the Internet, but try this exercise one day: Go to any Internet search engine and look for the word "sex." Then search for the word "money."You'll learn what really titillates online.In fact, a quick search on...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONMaurice L. Goring, 83, died Friday, visitation 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday, both at Elias-Smith Funeral Home. Burial at Upper Alton Cemetery. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association of Alton.Bessie...
Independent Counsel Inevitable, Hatch Says Senator Urges Investigation of Democrats' Fund Raising
A leading Republican said Sunday that Attorney General Janet Reno would have no choice but to request an independent counsel to investigate allegations about Democratic fund-raising wrongdoing."I think the case is overwhelming that she should," Sen....
Interactive Videos, Computer Exercises Are Formula for Success in Chemistry
When Maura Kaveney heard there would be no textbook for her first-year chemistry course at Villa Duchesne, she became wary.Maura, a junior, says she didn't think she would like the course, which uses computer exercises and interactive-video presentations...
IRS Seeks Extra Taxes on Popular Poker Game
Missouri casinos have been dealing Caribbean Stud Poker for more than two years, but the Internal Revenue Service has recently decided that a portion of the game subjects casinos to a special tax, and to special paperwork.Nevada has had the game for...
It May Be Time to Invest in Winner
Fund investors have had such success lately that they've begun to forget what it's like to lose money. In fact, the last year that stock funds as a group lost money was 1994, when they declined a piddling 1.37 percent.But before you get the idea it's...
Jerseyville Pitcher's Game, Life Gain Maturity
Most high school softball coaches don't like to hear any excuses when their pitchers perform poorly.But Jerseyville senior righthander Beth Von Almen would have a really good excuse if she needed one.Beth's dad, Tom, is on the heart donor list at St....
Johns Elusive, but Not Gone Far Fire Pits, No Car Thefts Show He's near Warsaw
On a cold, clear Sunday in the Ozark hills, authorities kept warm by shuffling their feet and burying their hands in their pockets, waiting for fugitive Alis Ben Johns to show his face. He refused.It's been more than a week since anyone in law enforcement...
Kyle Vesely: Love of Music Carries Teen to Washington
When Kyle Vesely was in the fourth grade at Progress South Elementary in O'Fallon, his music teacher, Elizabeth Puyear, brought her clarinet to class and played it for her students. Kyle says that when he heard her play that day, he knew he wanted to...
Lack of Certification Delays Swearing-In Ceremony
The Olympian Village Board of Aldermen opted not to swear in Ronald Shaw as marshal last week, because the city had not received certification of the results of Tuesday's election.Instead, the board adopted an ordinance Thursday night limiting the p...
La Russa Chalks Up Injuries to Probability
The latest in a lengthy list of Cardinals injuries occurred Saturday night when reliever Lance Painter suddenly made himself unavailable by popping a hamstring while stretching."It was weird," Painter said.How weird? The Cardinals have two rib-cage injuries,...
Love Is Blind - and Mute It's a Condition That Often Afflicts Those Who Are about to Be Married
BY the time one partner in a relationship proposes marriage, the couple often is flying on romantic autopilot, content to let love lead them into their shared future.As the old adage attests, love is blind. Often mute too. That's because many engaged...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Maddux's Speed Chills 0-6 Cubs
After needing more than 18 hours one game, the Atlanta Braves had the perfect pitcher on the mound to speed things up Sunday.Greg Maddux allowed three hits in eight innings, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Chicago Cubs 4-0 in just 1 hour 47 minutes...
Maimed by Mines
The picture looks like it came straight off the canvas of Salvador Dali. It depicts Tihomir Ostojic, an otherwise normal-looking 14-year-old from Bosnia - normal-looking, except that no hands are attached to his folded arms.He lost both hands last June...
Mannerly Rules of the Road: They Have a History
THE NEW safety injunction that children should sit in the back seats of automobiles reminds Miss Manners that it has been a long time since anyone took up the subject of mobile seating arrangements.When she last checked, there was a rule requiring gentlemen...
Man Sexually Abused Children at Wife's Day Care, Jury Finds
Anthony Martin Giamo denied the accusations. He said he never pulled a child from class at his wife's day-care center, never took a child to the basement or the office, never sexually abused anybody.But the jury didn't believe him.After about two hours...
Marlins Take Stroll to Defeat Reds
Thanks to nine bases on balls, the Florida Marlins walked away with another win.Kevin Brown (2-0) pitched seven strong innings, singled home a run and drew one of two bases-loaded walks, helping first-place Florida beat Cincinnati 3-2 Sunday.The Marlins,...
Maybe Judge Heiple Needs Another Favor: Let Someone Else Drive
I WAS ENJOYING a bit of open air motoring one sunny day about 25 summers ago when the wind whistling through the borrowed convertible was interrupted by a whooping sound from behind - and expletives from my pal at the wheel.The St. Louis police had caught...
Mayor-Elect Hopes to Heal Wounds, Deal with Issues Winner Walked Neighborhoods, Solicited Resident Ideas
After fighting one of the area's most bitter mayoral campaigns outside of St. Louis' city limits, Arnold mayor-elect Ronald Voss says he is looking forward to working with his campaign opponent and longtime rival Vernon Sullivan."I now hope to go forward,...
Mccluer Schools Mark 20th Year of Exchange Program Germans, Americans Praise Idea, Benefits
Two high schools in north St. Louis County are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their exchange program with Richarda Huch Schule in Hagen, Germany. Students at McCluer and McCluer North high schools will say goodbye this week to 15 new German friends...
Mcveigh's Jury Selection: Complex Process Jurors' Ideas Cataloged, from Bumpers to Books
What kind of bumper stickers do you have on your car? Read any good books lately? Ever had a disagreement with police?Depending on your answers, you might be a good candidate for the Oklahoma City bombing jury.Nearly three dozen prospective jurors were...
Momma Mia! Asparagus, Mushroom and Onion Pizza!
AS A CHILD, I hated asparagus.Now I love it.Fresh asparagus is high in natural sugars and minerals that give it its deep, rich flavor. When it's cooked al dente, these flavors seem to get even sweeter. Overcooking to a mushy texture drives out some of...
Monday Memo
Ah, the price of inflation.Don't know if you heard about it, but the cost of yukking it up is up."It means we're paying more net worth for less mirth," said MALCOLM KUSHNER, who developed the COST OF LAUGHING INDEX. The index, which was recently released,...
More Than a Makeover at Darla's Glamour Place
IN a suburban strip shopping center is a cosmetic studio where women come to buy a tube of lipstick and stay longer than they meant to.On some days and nights, the place has the air of a neighborhood saloon, clients perched on stools, bellied up to the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
With ROBERTO ALOMAR scheduled to play his first game after serving the five-game suspension for spitting in the face of umpire JOHN HIRSCHBECK last fall, we feel compelled to note that Alomar isn't the only baseball player to spit on an umpire.STANLEY...
Municipal League Won't Urge Members to Consult Neighbors
The St. Louis County Municipal League has declined to encourage its members to consult with neighboring jurisdictions about private and public developments.In the league's meeting at Kirkwood, delegations opposed to a zoning proposal by Town and Country...
New Fire Board Pours Cold Water on Newsletter
One good power play deserves another.The new Chesterfield Fire Protection District board has reversed the decision of the former board by voting to recall a controversial newsletter that had already been delivered to the Post Office.The cancellation...
New Police Chief Takes Oath of Office
As his wife and 2-year-old son presented him his badge, Scott Lewis was sworn in as Cottleville's new chief of police Thursday night.Lewis succeeds Dennis Faulkenberry, who has served as interim chief since Dec. 1, 1995. An advisory panel of area police...
Obituaries
N.T. `Arky' GilbertNeil T. "Arky" Gilbert, 76, of Winfield, died Thursday (April 3, 1997) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur.Mr. Gilbert was an inspector for 35 years at the Ford Motor Co. in St. Louis County.He was a charter member of...
Peace Corps Teaches Man Life Lessons
After working for two years on the other side of the planet, Andrew Crouse says he's glad to be home.Not that living for two years in tropical islands was unbearable."I'd definitely do it again. It was well worth it. It was a good time in my life to...
People
KELSEY GRAMMER is back on the straight and narrow - again."I've been in and out of AA for nine years," the star of "Frasier" says in the May issue of US magazine. "But I never really decided that I wanted to quit until this last go-round."Last September,...
People in Business
Cheri L. McKay has joined Kohner Properties, Inc. as leasing consultant at Oakbrook Gardens Apartments.Christine Haltenhof has joined the St. Louis Closet Co. as a design consultant.Henry D. Menghini, Kathleen M. Arndt, Thomas A. Cunningham, William...
Problem Dictates Shuttle's Return
Space shuttle Columbia and its seven astronauts will return to Earth on Tuesday, 12 days earlier than planned, because of a deteriorating and potentially explosive fuel cell.While NASA considered commander James Halsell Jr. and his crew to be in no immediate...
Proposal for Roads Study Stirs Up Council Estimated Cost Prompts Questions, 2 `No' Votes
Although the Maryland Heights City Council has decided to hire a company to study road improvements, including extending Millwell Drive north to Eldon Drive, Councilman Dan Johnson, 3rd Ward, rejects the idea.Johnson and Councilman Jerry Cruise, 3rd...
Put It on the P.A
The Ursuline Academy Drama Department will present the musical "Annie" Thursday through Sunday in the school's auditorium at 341 South Sappington Road. A special dinner-theater performance will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. Weekend performances will begin at...
Put It on the P.A
Tim Whalen and Carrie Manahan, seniors at Rosary High School, will star in the roles of Quasimodo and Esmeralda in a school production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Other prominent roles will be portrayed by junior Erik Ray as Pierre Gringoire, senior...
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business."A lot of the players are starting to wear more athletic briefs these days to allow more movement, or, I should say, less movement."Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls superstar and spokesman...
Radio Maze: Sale of Stations Here to Spark Shake-Up Radio in St. Louis
When News Corp. buys Heritage Media late this spring, workers at Dimac Marketing in Earth City will work for Australian Rupert Murdoch.Employees at Heritage's three St. Louis radio stations also will be working for a new boss, possibly a local competitor,...
Rebels Unsettled by Nearness of U.S. Force Western Troops Have Set Up Camp across Zaire River
Rebel leader Laurent Kabila objected Sunday to the presence of American troops on Zaire's border, calling them a threat to his country's integrity."They could move in at any time. They don't recognize the sovereignty of our people," Kabila said at rebel...
Regulation from within or without? It's TV Industry's Choice-
THE UNEASY RELATIONSHIP between television and government in America is undergoing new tests in a variety of areas. Some of the issues involve sex and violence in TV programming, while others have to do with more familiar territory for politicians -...
Reporters to Storytellers, Caught in Tale Spin
In Australia, where I spent much of last month, the papers teemed with stories of a literary hoax. A much-esteemed autobiography by an aboriginal woman turned out to be a ringer - a book written by an extremely white and male Australian.Although the...