St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 24, 1997

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200,000 Geese Arrive in Southern Illinois -- after Hunters Leave
Some 200,000 Canada geese arrived belatedly in Southern Illinois last weekend and hunting has improved dramatically.Trouble is, almost all the hunters, who fuel the area's vital travel industry, went home weeks ago because hunting has been so poor.Through...
A-B Tops 90 Million Barrels Brew King Sees Realm Expand, Rivals Shrink
For the first time, Anheuser-Busch has sold more than 90 million barrels of beer in a year. The final figure for 1996 for beer made at its 12 breweries in the United States and sold in the United States or abroad was 91.1 million barrels.At the same...
A Fractured View of Facts from the Bible
Dear Ann Landers: I've noticed that you've printed several amusing columns containing messed-up facts about history, science, etc. Here's one you might want to share with your readers. It was printed in the Vancouver Sun and contains real answers given...
A Good-Time Gospel Spirit
"THE TOUR OF LIFE"Scottish rite Auditorium,Saturday, Jan. 18 THE triple threat contemporary gospel bill of Kirk Franklin and The Family, Fred Hammond and Yolanda Adams rolled into the Scottish Rite Auditorium last Saturday for afternoon and evening performances...
Anyway You Pronounce It, Lalime Looks Lot like Roy
His stuck-to-the-ice style is copied from Patrick Roy and, yes, the Pittsburgh Penguins already are calling him Saint Patrick.Funny how only minor-league fans who religiously study box scores had heard of Patrick Lalime until last month. Once passed...
A Speech Filled with Vague Phrases
President Bill Clinton's second inaugural address, while making some people feel good (always his primary objective), was not merely short on specifics. It had none.What it did have was a carload of hubris: from his call for civility and an end to division...
A Tough Cookie Didn't Crumble until Last Ticks
Taunts and jeers were heaped in thick helpings upon Cookie Belcher from the minute he was introduced in his collegiate debut at the Hearnes Center.Each time he touched the ball Wednesday night, booing ensued. With every basket, the crowd moaned, and...
Audit `Validates' District, despite Flaws, Board Says
Officials of the Warren County School District say they are happy with the results of an audit recently completed by state Auditor Margaret Kelly and her staff.The state's audit report was presented Wednesday night at a meeting at Warrenton High School.Although...
Bakery Stake Helps Ralston Profit Rise
Ralston Purina Co.'s first-quarter profit rose despite lower operating results in most of its businesses, the company said Thursday.The gain came because of positive results from Ralston's 46 percent stake in Interstate Bakeries Corp.Ralston earned $1.32...
Balancing Act Big Ten Is So Even That No Team's Safe from Tumbling
Fortunes can change in the blink of an eye when Big Ten teams start knocking one another around. To wit:Indiana was walloped 70-53 Saturday at Purdue. On Tuesday, the Hoosiers held off Michigan 72-70 at home.Michigan's loss at Indiana came two days after...
Balloon Launch Column Draws Criticism, Praise
REACTION to last week's column in which I suggested that coverage of Steve Fossett's balloon launching had been (so to speak) overblown was divided dramatically into two camps.One group's comments can be summed up this way: "He's an American hero. What...
Banks Bullish on Buybacks Ready Cash Fuels Stock Repurchases
Bank stocks are hot these days - and few are more bullish on the shares than the banks themselves.Since Jan. 1, at least a dozen banks - from behemoths such as NationsBank to relatively obscure companies like Crazy Woman Creek Bancorp Inc. - have unveiled...
Beausoleil: Concert Defines Cajun Music
BEAUSOLEILMississippi Nights,Friday, Jan.17 A CAPACITY crowd of folks partial to crawfish head-sucking, waltzing and two-stepping seemed elated to have the opportunity to commence Mardi Gras early this year at an exuberant performance by BeauSoleil,...
Belleville East Takes Care of Business, Advances to Final
All Belleville East High coach Doug McCrary wanted his team to do in the second half of Thursday's game against O'Fallon was to take care of the basketball and things would turn out all right.The Lancers listened to McCrary and beat the Panthers 109-75...
Black Talk Radio Here Has Its Drums Silenced
I'VE ALWAYS WONDERED what attracts people to the radio business.It's so volatile. Always changing. Its motto seems to be format today, gone tomorrow.Every year, though, when I volunteer at a high school journalism workshop, I find dozens of enthusiastic...
Blaze Kills Boy, 5 2 Others Injured in East St. Louis
Rosie Williams' home on 49th and State streets in East St. Louis is usually filled with the laughter of her many grandchildren.But on Thursday, the brown brick bungalow was still, after an electrical fire about midnight Wednesday that killed her 5-year-old...
Bosley Has Triple Harmon's Cash, Reports Reveal Harmon's Camp:incumbency Pays; Mayor's Camp: Ideas Pay Better
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has more than three times as much money in the bank as his chief Democratic rival, former Police Chief Clarence Harmon.The candidates' latest campaign reports, due Thursday with the St. Louis Election Board, show that Bosley...
Bottoms Up!
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. got it right when he called the proposed deal over Columbia Bottoms "a win-win situation." For one, the mayor could use a completed agreement; voters would surely see it as a significant accomplishment. For another, Jerry Presley,...
Bradley's Guard Zobrist on Target When on Line
Bradley's Aaron Zobrist has nailed 34 consecutive free throws and leads the nation's major-college players with a 96.2 free-throw percentage.Zobrist, a senior guard from Metamora, Ill., busted Bradley's record for consecutive free throws (28 by Roger...
Briefs
ALDERMANIC PANELReport Addresses Awarding Of ContractsA special St. Louis aldermanic panel will release a report today that calls for changes in the way the city awards contracts. The report follows a series of hearings where panel members raised questions...
Briefs
ILLINOISBELLEVILLEDeadline Passes For Charging Freed Man The deadline has passed for prosecutors to refile murder charges against Lee Otis Griffin. Griffin, 38, of Belleville, was freed Oct. 8 after more than 15 1/2 years in prison for a triple murder...
Briefs
THE NATIONWASHINGTONAlbright Warns Against Complacency After taking the oath Thursday as secretary of state, Madeleine Albright warned against national complacency. "America is strong," she said. "But if we are complacent or timid or unwilling to look...
Call Zips It Up: Levi's Will Ship to Red Bud Dealer Has `Never Seen Anything Like' Incident
Don Rathert, who may be the nation's most famous Levi's dealer, got a telephone call Thursday from Julia Hansen.She is the Levi Strauss & Co. manager who wrote Rathert last month to tell him that his old-fashioned store in Red Bud, Ill., would not be...
Caron Ready to Talk Trade, but It Probably Will Be No Big Deal
After three days of meetings with his coaching staff and scouts, Blues general manager Ron Caron is ready to start talking trade.He had held off on speaking with his NHL counterparts until new coach Joel Quenneville got to know his personnel."Shortly,...
C. Gordon Heiss; Owned Hotels, Restaurants Here
C. Gordon Heiss, a former businessman, restaurateur and civic leader in St. Louis, died Sunday (Jan. 19, 1997) of a heart ailment at a hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 72 and lived in Santa Fe, N.M.Mr. Heiss, formerly of Creve Coeur, owned the Mayfair...
Chicago Lawmaker Plans Sweeping Gambling Bill ; More Licenses, Tax Hike for Boats among Changes
A top Illinois legislator is compiling a major gambling- expansion bill that could allow land-based gambling, give Chicago its first casinos, raise the taxes the boats pay and bolster the state's horse-racing industry.Rep. Louis L. Lang is a Democrat...
Church Notes
DinnerA sausage and beef dinner will be served family-style from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Friedens United Church of Christ, Zumbehl Road and Highway 94 South, St. Charles. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $2.50 for those 12 and younger. For information,...
Church's Messages Spark Debate
The white frame Church of Christ is nestled unobtrusively among the homes that line Elm Street in St. Charles. It sits across from two public schools and not far from the busy Elm-Hawthorne intersection. A message board stands outside the church near...
Cisneros Foresees Revival of Cities
If Henry Cisneros were an investment adviser instead of the outgoing secretary of Housing and Urban Development, he'd be whispering: cities.America's cities, he is convinced, are poised for a major comeback, and for two unconnected reasons: an improving...
City, County Battle over Annexed Area
O'Fallon invalidly annexed nearly 300 acres of subdivision land off Knaust Road and the county is taking it back, says St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth.The county's decision has incensed O'Fallon Mayor Paul Renaud who said, "It's the county's...
College Update: Men
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: Basketball coach Rich Meckfessel recorded the 200th win of his UMSL career with a 62-55 upset victory over Lewis on Jan. 16. Meckfessel is 200-202 with the Rivermen in 15 seasons and 450-370 overall in his 29-year coaching...
Conflict Deepens in Mammogram Debate
The long, bitter argument over the value of breast cancer screening for women under 50 took a surprising turn Thursday, leaving younger women with conflicting guidance on the value of mammograms.A panel of experts appointed by the National Cancer Institute...
Console-Lation Piano Teacher Triumphs over Zoning Dispute, Snow
OUTSIDE, THE SNOW wouldn't stop. Peggy Witt, 42, thought she'd spend a quiet afternoon last week with one of her oldest and dearest friends - a brown Kimball console piano.Just the two of them. Friends since 1978.Through the years, Witt and her piano...
Court of Appeal Flood, the Pro, Shouldn't Be Lost in Deluge of Anti- Memories
Curt Flood is not a household name like Babe Ruth or Hank Aaron. He's not in baseball's Hall of Fame, like Bob Gibson and Stan Musial. He's always been something more significant than that, in a personal sense.He's the first major-league player I ever...
Deacons Win 65-62, End Clemson's Streak at 12
Fourth-ranked Wake Forest stopped Clemson's winning streak at 12 games, beating the No. 2 Tigers 65-62 Thursday night behind 16 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks from Tim Duncan.The visiting Demon Deacons (14-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), com...
Default on Storage Rent Risks a Loss of Property
Q: I've been storing some property at a self-service storage place and have fallen behind on paying the bill. I'm afraid my stored property will be sold before I can catch up. Can you tell me what to expect? How soon might my property be sold? Will I...
Drawing Sets Ballot Order in Special Election
It took longer for Brian Bondy and Ronald G. Williams to take the elevator ride to the top floor of the St. Charles City Hall on Wednesday than it did for them to learn that they would be Nos. 1 and 2 on the special election ballot in four weeks.City...
Duarte: Searching for New Territory
CHRIS DUARTEMississippi Nights,Wednesday, Jan. 22 WITH "Austin, Texas" stamped right into his band logo, Chris Duarte could be accused of trafficking in a little myth, which is sort of common among showy guitarists. Leading a power trio given to the...
Edwardsville QB Dougherty Makes Commitment to Mu
Thanks to Andy Hill's persistence, Edwardsville High quarterback Jim Dougherty will play football at the University of Missouri next season.Hill is Mizzou's wide receivers coach, and Dougherty was one of the most sought after quarterbacks in the St....
Epididymitis Is the Cause of Testicular Pain
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 76. I have severe testicle pain on the left side. An ultrasound showed there was no tumor, no hernia. My doctor prescribed Floxin, which I take twice a day. It doesn't seem to be helping. I would appreciate information. What can...
Ewing Enables New York to Fend off Pacers 92-90
Patrick Ewing had 23 points, including a basket with 17 seconds left that put New York ahead to stay as the visiting Knicks defeated the Indiana Pacers 92-90 on Wednesday night.The Knicks helped themselves at the free-throw line, hitting 33 of 38.Reggie...
Fellow Republican Floated Idea of Setting a Fine for Speaker
The idea of forcing House Speaker Newt Gingrich to pay for his ethical misdeeds - which could cost him $300,000 - came not from a Democrat but from a fellow Republican.In an interview Wednesday, Rep. Steven H. Schiff, R-N.M., said he suggested such a...
Field Fails to Keep Up with Jones in First Round
Steve Jones, whose triumph in last year's U.S. Open capped his comeback from a 1991 dirt-bike accident, shot a 9-under-par 62 Thursday for a 2-stroke lead over Nick Price at the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz.David Duval, Tommy Tolles, Joe Ozaki, Rick...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Three generating units have been running. Stripers: Good on spoons and Little Georges from the hot water outlet at the east end of the north levee. The best fishing is early and late in the day, but the lake closes at 4 p.m.Bull Shoals:...
Flashy Spaniard Moya Is Legitimate Threat
Proclaimed King Carlos in the headlines, hailed as the sexiest man at the Australian Open, Carlos Moya is enjoying a rare leap from obscurity to stardom.Moya's sudden appearance in his first major final heralds the arrival of a new force in the game.The...
Garden Show Was Good - and It Will Get Better
The first snow, pristine and lovely and the subject of last week's column, proved to be just the tip of the iceberg.The iceberg itself moved in and stayed, bringing all activities for most of us to a screeching halt. I spent two days doing little more...
Gas Bill Could Drop, If Nature Cooperates
Your local gas bill could come down in March if Mother Nature continues to cooperate, Laclede Gas Co. executives said Thursday.Bills have ballooned in recent months because of climbing wholesale costs that the utility has passed on to consumers."We are...
Having a Heart: Conservatives Stake Claim on Compassion
Despite considerable political success in recent decades, conservatives have been accused of ranking low when it comes to compassion for the less fortunate.On Wednesday, a group of conservative Republican legislators - with Missourians among the leaders...
Holiday Sales Boost Sears
Sears, Roebuck & Co. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profits jumped 25 percent as it enjoyed robust holiday sales.Sears' net income for the quarter was $567 million, or $1.42 a share.The company outperformed analysts' estimates of $1.38 a share,...
Home Rule Idea's Ok, Foes Say; but Plan `Doesn't Get Job Done'
Opponents of St. Peters' home-rule charter proposal said Wednesday that they aren't opposed to the concept of home rule, just specific issues in the current proposal.The proposal is "only the beginning and it doesn't get the job done," said Brian Hodak,...
Hull's 2 Goals Turn It around for Blues
Former coach Mike Keenan blamed Brett Hull for the Blues' embarrassing 8-0 loss to Vancouver on Dec. 15 at Kiel Center.It was debatable whether Hull was solely at fault for that one, but there was no doubt about Hull's impact on the Blues on Thursday...
Insure Parents as Well as Kids
Whatever President Bill Clinton's mythical bridge to the next century looks like, it certainly ought to include a lane leading to health insurance for all of this nation's working poor.That lane apparently won't be built soon, certainly not in the 105th...
Investing in Futures Mother Takes Meticulous Care before, after Birth
To understand the experience of pregnant women and new mothers in Japan, take a peek into Michiko Taguchi's life.Taguchi had been married seven months when she found out through a home pregnancy test that she was pregnant."My feeling was that the sooner...
Japanese Give Babies Best Chance at Living Prenatal Care Is Key to Achievement, Experts Maintain
A baby born in Missouri or Illinois is about twice as likely to die before age one as a baby born in this sprawling, densely populated city.Black babies born in Missouri or Illinois are about three times as likely to die as their Japanese counterparts.In...
Kings of Rhythm & Blues 6 Talented Guys from Chicago Do Their Name Proud
CHICAGO RHYTHM & BLUES KINGSOff Broadway,Friday, Jan. 17 WHAT'S in a name? In the case of a band called the Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, it's quite a label to live up to, given the storied history of that musical genre in the Windy City. But as the...
Knights Hope to Regain Early Momentum
The Francis Howell North team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association has a spelling problem."We have a few guys who think team is spelled with an `I,' " Knights first-year coach Jack Heeter said. "We're going through some rough times right now and...
Lawyer Accepts Ruling Drug Abuse Ends, Recovery Begins
Former lawyer Gerald Bassett had beaten criminal charges against him four times since 1988.That string of court victories ended Thursday when he pleaded guilty of cocaine possession and drunken driving in Madison County. But he does not consider that...
Lawyer for O.J. Simpson Drides Evidence, Says It Was Planted
A member of O.J. Simpson's original defense team argued from a wheelchair Thursday that Simpson was being framed again for two killings."A criminal case is not like fine wine. It doesn't get better over time," said the attorney, Robert Blasier. He warned...
Lawyer for Simpson Derides Evidence, Says It Was Planted
Photos of O.J. Simpson wearing shoes purportedly belonging to a killer are fakes that began surfacing two years after the slayings in a scramble to cash in on the case, a defense attorney said Thursday."Money makes the world go round," Dan Leonard said...
Legal Sense and Nonsense
The U.S. Supreme Court had all its precedents in order when it decided this month that a judge can increase the length of a defendant's prison sentence based on actions for which the defendant was acquitted. Still, the decision doesn't make sense. It...
Legislator Charged with DWI Blood-Alcohol Content Was Twice Legal Limit
State Rep. Kate Hollingsworth, a freshman legislator from Imperial, was arrested early Wednesday for drunken driving after leaving a popular capital city nightspot.Hollingsworth had a blood-alcohol content of 0.20 percent, about twice the legal limit,...
Library Branches out on Black History Month Year-Round Program to Include Seminars, Theater, Art, Music
A month isn't enough.The St. Louis Public Library is launching a program that will expand its traditional Black History Month into a cyear-round series of educational programs, seminars and activities celebrating African-American culture."African-Americans...
Lions to Greet Top-Ranked, Defending Naia Champion Missouri Valley Saturday
The Robert F. Hyland Performance Arena at Lindenwood College will be the place to be Saturday for college wrestling fans.Starting at 1 p.m., the Lindenwood junior varsity will wrestle a tri-meet with Meramec Community College and Labett (Kan.) Junior...
Mac Wraps Up on a High Note Sets Profit Record in Its Final Year as Independent Firm
McDonnell Douglas Corp. made its last year as an independent company a memorable one, ringing up record profits of $788 million.McDonnell, which plans to merge with Boeing Co. this summer or fall, said earnings rose 11 percent in 1996, despite a 99-day...
Matthau, Davis: 2 Guys Who Touch the Heart
"I'M NOT RAPPAPORT"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:13. `I'M Not Rappaport" is an alternately tough and touching movie about a couple of old guys who meet regularly in Central Park and bicker. Nothing like daily disagreement to keep the sclerotic arteries...
Morning Briefing
AOL Meets With States' Officials About ComplaintsAmerica Online Inc. met in Chicago Thursday with about 20 representatives of state attorneys general to discuss consumer and business complaints about service delays.Since AOL moved to flat-rate pricing...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Super Bowl is still three days away but the Green Bay Packers already have scored the first victory.After news reports trickled out that the team's hometown cheerleading crew was being left out of the Super Bowl in favor of ersatz Packers backers,...
Mother's Nature
Debbie Reynolds redefines matriarchy and puts herself in the running for an Oscar in the Albert Brooks comedy 'Mother'* * * *DEBBIE REYNOLDS truly is unsinkable, and she will prove it when she bobs to the surface again in the Albert Brooks comedy...
MTV to Play It Again, Tci Says, but Fans Here Await Downbeat
The cable company that pulled MTV and VH1 from its systems around the country is changing its tune, but local officials have yet to confirm if and when the music video stations will return to St. Charles County.Tele-Communications Inc. announced Wednesday...
Negro Leaguers Who Played in the Majors Finally Win Pensions
Given the self-indulgent nature of so many of today's professional ballplayers, it's hard to remember that their predecessors were basically lunch-pail guys whose athletic ability enabled them to earn a little more than the average guy and who were grateful...
New Bill Would Shorten Campaigns in Illinois '98 Primary Would Move to August from March
A bill that would cut Illinois' campaign season in half was introduced Thursday in the Legislature.The bill would move the 1998 Illinois primary to the last Tuesday in August from the first Tuesday in March."Campaigning is too long and far too expensive,"...
New Refrigerator Can Cut Noise, Bill for Electricity
Q: My old, noisy refrigerator is on its last legs. I want a new super-efficient, CFC-free model with more convenience features. What is the best type to buy, and how much electricity will a new one save? - R.T.A: After your furnace, air conditioner and...
New U.N. Chief, Clinton Confer; Both Promise to Seek Changes
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told President Bill Clinton on Thursday that he would push for "a reformed United Nations." Clinton pledged to work with Congress to pay America's U.N. debt.In a press briefing after their meeting, Annan said that, if...
No Justification for Nuclear Arsenal
Well-meaning friends have counseled me that by championing elimination of nuclear weapons, I risk setting the bar too high, providing an easy target for the cynical and diverting attention from the more immediately achievable.The harsh truth is that...
Obituaries
Richard BekebredeRichard T. Bekebrede, 92, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Jan. 23, 1997) at Charlevoix Health Care Center in St. Charles.Mr. Bekebrede was a retired bookkeeper for a lumber company in St. Charles. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today...
Officials Question Justice's Conduct Inquiry Board Cites Heiple's Traffic Stops
An inquiry board accused Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple of misconduct, saying Thursday that he used his job to try to avoid traffic tickets.The Judicial Inquiry Board accused Heiple of "conduct that brings the judicial office into...
Owner Complains about Animal Wardens' Treatment of Dog Rottweiler Hit by Car Neglected at Alton Shelter, Man Charges
It wasn't just watching his pet dog die that upset Bob Golding.Or that she suffered for four days with a broken leg. Or even that he euthanized her himself.Dogs sometimes run away. They get hit by cars and need to be put to sleep. As a part-time animal...
Pats Deny Report That Carroll's on the Way
The New England Patriots on Thursday denied a broadcast report that former New York Jets coach Pete Carroll has been chosen to succeed Bill Parcells as New England coach.Sports Fan Radio Network, citing unidentified sources, said that the deal for Carroll...
Pats' Martin Found Way to Outrun Trouble
Curtis Martin was never in a gang, never in serious trouble. But growing up in Pittsburgh, trouble surrounded him like a gang of tacklers.Like the time, at age 10, he wondered where his grandmother was. Martin was told by his mother's boyfriend that...
Pay Penalty with Own Money, Colleagues Advise Gingrich
While House Speaker Newt Gingrich is deciding whether he can use money from contributors to pay the $300,000 he was fined for breaking House rules, lawmakers from both parties are urging him to use his own money.Gingrich's attorneys are trying to determine...
People
The literary loop:And who's the next author to get the golden touch of OPRAH WINFREY? He's WALLY LAMB, whose "She's Come Undone" is the fourth selection of Oprah's book club (and the first by a man). Lamb's '92 novel features a plucky woman who overcomes...
Pepsi to Spin off Restaurants, Focus on Drinks, Snacks
Pepsico Inc. said Thursday it plans to spin off its $11 billion restaurant business into a new company so it can focus on its core beverage and snack food operations.The units to be spun off, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, or Kentucky Fried Chicken, generated...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSFestus: Roger Dewey Hardwick, 40, of Festus, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He is accused of...
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Throughout the 20th century, the focus of our health-care activity has been on improving care that is intended to cure. We have u developed and perfected acute-care services with remarkable high-tech capabilities, such as intensive care units, trauma...
Public Had No Chance to Hear Gingrich's Side of the Story
The House of Representatives' overwhelming vote against Speaker Newt Gingrich was a result of a political deal made by the leaders of both parties. In this deal, the Republicans have been had - again. They lost this time for the same reason they lost...
Refocus: Attention Turning to Dividends
After two straight years when capital gains told most of the story on Wall Street, some analysts think stock market investors will pay greater attention to dividends in 1997.Stock prices climbed more than 60 percent in the bull market surge of 1995 and...
Relationship Takes Hit with First Shot
Dear Miss Manners: I am a student who is lesbian, and I'm attracted to an older professor.I asked around and heard that she is bisexual, just broke up with a guy and is not involved right now. So I volunteered to be a student representative on a committee...
Retirement Investing Easier with New Rules
Invest or perish.That's the message behind a blitz of advertising, sales calls and articles about retirement investing in early 1997.Whether the record-breaking stock market continues to go as high as the sky or a correction brings it back down to earth,...
Road Map Neighbors Invited to Help Plan for Future of Western Area to Guide Its Development
Wentzville wants its neighbors to help plan for the future.Wentzville has begun work on a plan to be known as the WestCo Development Plan, which its supporters hope will aid the development of roads and other public works in the western portion of St....
Rwandan Army Kills 350 Hutu Insurgents
Rwanda's army has struck at Hutu insurgents, killing as many as 350 people in a series of attacks, aid workers and residents said Thursday.The military operations Wednesday in northwestern Rwanda were intended to flush out Hutu militants accused of killing...
Sadly, Some of Us Just Don't Have the Right Jeans
THANKS TO the reaction of an outraged public, Levi Strauss & Co. has agreed to continue supplying jeans - at least through the end of the year - to Donald Rathert's country store in Red Bud, Ill.Normally, when the public succeeds in imposing its will...
Science Center Plans `Dna Zone' Exhibit to Show Building Blocks of Life
Come August, visitors to the St. Louis Science Center can pull a lever to learn the amount of DNA in a human, a chicken and a fruit fly.They'll learn that the more complex creature doesn't always have more DNA - deoxyribonucleic acid, the building block...
Secret Sharer $600 Million Giver Gives Up Passion for Anonymity
A businessman from New Jersey has given away more than $600 million to hospitals, universities and other beneficiaries in the last 15 years. But he has done it in such absolute secrecy that most recipients never learned who their benefactor was.The donor,...
Senate Votes to Double Its $35 Daily Allowance Debate Continues on State Legislators' Pay Hike
The Missouri Senate voted 24-7 Thursday to double the $35 daily expense allowance for state lawmakers.Before the vote, senators passed around a Chamber of Commerce survey that showed that you can't buy a dinner for less than $10, a lunch for less than...
Share Control of Lambert, Lawmakers Say Bill by 11 Senators Favors Regional Body
Eleven of the 13 state senators from the St. Louis area are supporting a bill to shift control of Lambert Field from a group controlled by St. Louis city government to a regional body with more representation from neighboring counties.State Sen. Steve...
Solid Sampras Takes Byte out of Muster
Pete Sampras exposed all the glitches in Thomas Muster's computer program, baffling him from the baseline and confounding him all over the court Friday to reach the final of the Australian Open.Not content simply to serve 16 aces and rule at the net...
Sport Shorts
Indy Runner-up Out After Crash In Florida Davy Jones, the runner-up in last year's Indianapolis 500, smashed his car into a wall during practice Thursday at Walt Disney World Speedway outside Orlando, Fla. He regained consciousness and could be out of...
Sports Shorts
Indy Runner-up Out After Crash In FloridaDavy Jones, the runner-up in last year's Indianapolis 500, smashed his car into a wall during practice Thursday at Walt Disney World Speedway outside Orlando, Fla. He regained consciousness and could be out...
Stackhouse, Iverson Help 76ers End Losing Streak
Jerry Stackhouse scored a career-high 38 points and Allen Iverson made three free throws in the final 30 seconds of overtime Wednesday night as Philadelphia snapped a losing streak at 13 games with a 127-125 victory in Boston.Rex Walters added 27 points,...
Stocks Upended on Nyse's Busiest Day
Stocks plunged Thursday, turning a 56-point gain in the Dow Jones industrial average into a 94.28-point rout on the New York Stock Exchange's busiest day ever.The highest bond yields in more than three months spread concern that many companies might...