St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 29, 1997

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3 Game 7s Tonight; Roenick Out
The Phoenix Coyotes won't have one of their top scoring threats when the play Anaheim tonight in one of three decisive Game 7s of the opening round of the National Hockey League playoffs.Jeremy Roenick, who had two goals and four assists in the first...
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4 Gac Teams Claim Tourney Championships
Saturday was a banner day for area girls soccer as four teams - Fort Zumwalt South, St. Charles West, St. Charles and Troy Buchanan - won tournament championships.Zumwalt South came up with the biggest victory in its program's history, getting by top-ranked...
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Abortion Doctor Much Despised, Much Praised Has Performed over 100,000
The anti-abortion activists hate him. Abortion-rights supporters adore him.All agree that Dr. Robert Crist, 61, is probably the best-known physician performing abortions in Missouri.Crist, of the Kansas City area, declined Monday to comment on his job...
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A Fair to Remember New Book Illustrates the Magnificence of the Event in 1904 That Forever Captured the City's Heart
ONE THING you won't find in the long-running exhibit on the 1904 World's Fair at the History Museum in Forest Park is a complete photographic re-creation of what it was like to walk through the fairgrounds, seeing every building and exhibit.Soon, you'll...
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Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Our small 8-year-old Chihuahua has allergies. She's had prednisone, antihistamines and so forth, but nothing seems to work. We've spent $800 so far to no avail. She's allergic to fleas, molds and oak leaves.We don't want to keep giving...
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A President's Conscience
A memorial service was held at Harvard University the other day for McGeorge Bundy, who was dean of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences before he became President John F. Kennedy's national security adviser. A remark by one of the speakers suddenly...
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Armed Members of a Group Demanding a Referendum on Texas Independence
Armed members of a group demanding a referendum on Texas independence were locked in a standoff with authorities Monday after freeing two hostages in exchange for a jailed comrade.State and federal officers ringed the Davis Mountains Resort community,...
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Bach Society Does Justice to `Vespers'
THE "Vespers" by Rachmaninoff has always been considered one of his finest works. It is a collection of various sections of the liturgies of the Greek and Russian Orthodox church that are used during the all-night vigils that precede major church festival...
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Baker's Pride Blacks Have Much to Offer Baseball, Giants Skipper Says
Another city for the San Francisco Giants, another chance to talk about the same old thing for Giants manager Dusty Baker."You're about the 150th dude who's asked me questions about Jackie Robinson," said Baker, sitting in the visiting manager's office...
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Barn Again Couple Giving New Life to Century-Old Farm Building
TO SOME, A RUN-DOWN BARN is an eyesore. Something to tear down.To Steve Heffern and his wife, Phyllis Allen, an unused barn - even if it's leaning badly - is full of possibilities.The couple moved three years ago from St. Louis to a 5 1/2-acre farm on...
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Belle May Miss His Old Caddie from Cleveland
Ever since Albert Belle put on his Chicago White Sox uniform, he's been hitting like he's homesick.One guy in Cleveland thinks he knows why.Frank Mancini says he turned down a $300,000, five-year offer from Belle to join the surly slugger in Chicago....
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Blount, 2 Others to Be Inducted into Local Hall
Former St. Louisan Renee Blount and a group of former U.S. Davis Cup players will share top billing May 10 at the annual Hall of Fame Festival at the Triple A Club.Blount, 39, will be inducted into the St. Louis Tennis Hall of Fame at Triple A's Thompson...
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Blues Building a Foundation on Quenneville
It was a victory for truth in advertising, if not over the Detroit Red Wings.The Blues fell through the playoff trap door six games into the first playoff round. The thud was deadened somewhat by the anesthetic of good will.When the new regime took over...
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Bonds, la Russa Try to Fathom Rift
Tony La Russa said he hadn't seen Barry Bonds coming. Bonds said it could have been a misunderstanding.Bonds, the San Francisco Giants' star, had created something of a stir on Sunday in Houston. He said some of the bitter feeling he had toward the Cardinals'...
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Book Outlines Scandals in Expos' History
The most successful base stealer in Canadian baseball history snorted cocaine during games while he was a member of the Montreal Expos in 1982.Tim Raines makes this bizarre revelation in a book that will be available to consumers within the next few...
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Brewing Anger: Decision on Billboard Ban Disappoints Anheuser-Busch
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. was "extremely disappointed" by Monday's development in the Baltimore billboard case, said Stephen K. Lambright, vice president and group executive. He painted the case as one involving freedom of speech and said the brewery...
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Briefs
THE NATIONBUDGET TALKSSavings From Federal Benefits Off-Limits In a potential blow to budget talks, Republican congressional leaders have said that bargainers won't be able to use savings from restraining inflation increases in Social Security and other...
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Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTYMiddle School Students Suspended At ParkwayThree Parkway Central Middle School students were suspended Monday for bringing weapons or marijuana to school. Two students were suspended after acting suspiciously; later they were found with...
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Briefs
BELLEVILLECouncil Approves Budget, Hears Warning About '98The Belleville City Council approved Monday night a $15.5 million budget for the year beginning May 1 despite one member's warning that the spending plan is putting the city on a path to financial...
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Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNShimmy's China Cafe has opened at 2447 Highway K in O'Fallon.Mary Grace Stieber of St. Charles has become a consultant for Creative Memories, which teaches people to preserve photographs in albums. Stieber offers individual consultations,...
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Capitol Briefs
PROFESSIONAL TEAMSSenate Votes To Approve New Sports AuthorityThe Senate on Monday passed and sent to the House a bill setting up a sports authority to study the needs of the Cardinals and other professional teams. Senate President Pro Tem Bill McKenna,...
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Cards Looking for Backup Help after Bell Breaks Bone in Hand
The Cardinals were on a roll, activating four of their eight injured players from the disabled list in the last week, but then they incurred another walking wounded Monday night when infielder David Bell fractured a bone in his left hand, jamming into...
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Cheap Car Insurance Faces Possible Battle in Congress
There's bad news for advocates (like me) of reforming the mess otherwise known as auto insurance.Last week, New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman backed off her attempt to improve her state's law. Speaking of her opponents, the Republican had said,...
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Choice Is Made for Clerk Job, Sources Report Prosecutor's Aide Reported to Be in Line for Madison County Post
Mark Von Nida, chief of staff for the Madison County prosecutor, will be appointed to replace County Clerk Debbie Saltich, who died earlier this month, sources said Monday.No formal announcement is expected until the county board meets in special session...
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Couple Freed, but Standoff with Separatists Continues
Armed members of a group demanding a referendum on Texas independence were locked in a standoff with authorities Monday after freeing two hostages in exchange for a jailed comrade.State and federal officers ringed the Davis Mountains Resort community...
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Court Lets Stand Ban on Cigarette, Liquor Billboards
The Supreme Court Monday rejected a constitutional free-speech challenge to a ban on billboards that advertise cigarettes or alcoholic beverages in many public places frequented by children.Baltimore passed the ban in 1994. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch...
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Cueto Got in the Way, Witness Says but State Rejected His Complaints That Liquor Agent Was Corrupt
Illinois liquor control officials were worried that Amiel Cueto would try to force the indictment of key state investigator Bonds Robinson, a former lawyer for the state testified in Cueto's federal trial Monday.James R. Donoval of Chicago, the former...
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Did China Cheat Again?
In the past, China has sent equipment to Pakistan to help build missiles and technology to Iran to aid in manufacturing poison gas, violating promises not to do so. But U.S. officials couldn't prove it and so took no action. Now comes yet another possible...
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`Dr. Quinn' Is No Sweat, Literally, for Seymour
JANE Seymour was sitting on a bench on an abnormally warm spring day during the shooting of the season-ending cliffhanger (or, in this case, cliff-jumper) for her CBS series, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." As if the rising temperature weren't enough, she...
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Duo Does It for Cards Gant, Andy Benes Help Slow Down San Francisco
Andy Benes and Ron Gant always will be bound by that Dec. 23 day in 1995 when the Cardinals loosened their vault as never before. On that Saturday, one day after new ownership purchased the club, the Cardinals lavished more than $33 million to sign one...
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Ellen's Coming out Shouldn't Be a Big Issue
Recently, I was standing in the checkout line at the grocery store, mentally tallying up the prices of the items in my cart. I lost count almost immediately, my mathematical acuity being what it is. So I turned my attention from the basket to the magazine...
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`Ellen's' Lesbianism Is Tv's Latest Assault on Decency
It should come as no surprise that ABC is providing the door through which Ellen DeGeneres can announce her lesbianism as a sitcom character and, it turns out, in her real life. For years the networks have used laugh tracks to hide their inability to...
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Fast-Food Giants Change Recipe for Success : California-Based Restaurant Chain Gobbles Hardee's
CKE Restaurants Inc., an operator of fast-food restaurants concentrated in California, said Monday that it would expand eastward by buying Hardee's Food Systems Inc.CKE, which operates the Carl's Jr. hamburger restaurants, will pay Imasco Holdings Inc.,...
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Fast-Food Giants Change Recipe for Success : Pizza Hut Bakes $50 Million into Taste Improvement
Pizza Hut is investing $50 million to improve the taste of its pizzas while holding the line on prices as the chain tries to recover from what its new president called a terrible year.David Novak, who became president and chief executive of PepsiCo Inc.'s...
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Flood Leaves Plains: `Good Riddance'
After more than three weeks, the end was in sight. The Red River's flood crest - 30 miles of muddy, greasy water laden with sewage, garbage and farm runoff - had all but passed into Canada on Monday.Its departure signaled the end to the worst of what...
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Food Aid for North Korea Would Strengthen a Nation Ready to Go to War
If the people of a faraway country are starving, does the United States have a moral obligation to feed them? Yes. The obligation is self-imposed, to be sure, but, given the country we are, inescapable.Now a harder question: If the people of a faraway...
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Gender Equity Making Progress, but Slowly, NCAA Study Reports
In the last five years, college-level institutions have loudly touted additions to their women's programs, from adding softball, soccer and field hockey to increasing scholarship and recruitment budgets.That, according to Patty Viverito, commissioner...
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Gop Caucus Considers Richardson's Fate Charges Jeopardize House Leadership Job
Charged with driving while intoxicated and child endangerment, House Minority Leader Mark Richardson huddled Monday night with Republican colleagues to determine his political future.The 75-member House Republican Caucus had "75 different opinions,"...
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Grandson Guilty of Elder Neglect Woman Had Bedsores, Not Enough to Drink
Velma Epperson, 82, of East St. Louis was hospitalized last year with large, crusted bedsores. Her physician said she had gone at least 12 days without enough to drink.On Monday, a grandson who had moved in with her, promising to care for her in exchange...
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Health News
BODY ACHESFlexibility Training Eases Pain Of AgingStretch more and you hurt less. A study of older people finds flexibility training reduces the pain that comes with aging. "One seems to go with the other," said researcher Abby C. King of Stanford University...
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High Anxiety over Child's Travel Plans
Dear Abby: Last Christmas, I was blessed with a visit from my daughter and her family.When it came time for them to leave, however, my granddaughter cried her heart out. We couldn't get the tears to stop until I said, "Let's ask Mom if you can spend...
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Home Construction Up 12.5 Percent
Home building displayed a spring thaw in March, with work starting on 289 houses, according to the St. Charles County Building Department. Builders had broken ground on 196 houses in February.Last month's construction represented a 12.5 percent increase...
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Home Places Leader of Union on Leave Beverly Farm Takes Action after Workers There Attempt to Interrupt Meeting
The head of a union that represents workers at the Beverly Farm home for the retarded in Godfrey has been placed on leave after he and other union members attempted to interrupt a meeting Sunday of administrators and parents and guardians of residents.Lester...
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Home Puts Union Leader on Leave Beverly Farm Takes Action after Workers There Attempt to Interrupt Meeting
The head of a union that represents workers at the Beverly Farm home for the retarded in Godfrey has been placed on leave after he and other union members attempted to interrupt a meeting Sunday of administrators and parents and guardians of residents.Lester...
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Hotel Chain Offering New Trend Builds Here for `Extended Stay'
One of the country's fastest-growing hotel chains over the last two years is coming to St. Peters.Extended Stay America is building a 122-unit hotel on the Interstate 70 South Outer Road, west of St. Peters Centre Boulevard. The hotel will open this...
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House Oks Bill on Health Care for Children Plan Aims to Cut Insurance Costs
The House narrowly rescued a health care initiative of Gov. Mel Carnahan's Monday.The House voted 84-71 in favor of a bill setting up a nonprofit corporation to provide lower-cost health insurance benefits for children. The bill now moves to the Senate.The...
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Hull Eagerly Pointing toward September
When reporters gathered around Brett Hull on Sunday, they expected to interview him about Detroit's 3-1 series-clinching victory over the Blues. Instead, they heard his State of the Union Address.Although he described the loss as "depressing," the Blues'...
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Janet Harmon a Finalist for Post in St. Charles
HARMON TO LEAD ST. CHAZ? As more and more residents and businesses are drawn to St. Charles, our friends along historic Main Street are poised to make off with the biggest prize of all: a Harmon of their very own. Civic leaders across the I-70 bridge...
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Job Market Sizzles for '97 Grads High Employment, Rising Profits Fuel Outlook for Hires
After graduation, members of the class of 1997 will have another reason to celebrate.A nationwide study showed that college graduates are enjoying the brightest hiring outlook in years. Rising corporate profits and falling rates of unemployment allow...
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Judge Refuses to Toss $33.5 Million Verdict against O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson's bid to overturn the $33.5 million verdict against him in the slayings of his former wife and her friend was rejected Monday by a judge who said the damages were too low, if anything.In asking that the civil verdict be overturned, Simpson's...
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Knicks and Jazz Finish Sweeps in First Round
The New York Knicks are back on familiar ground. So are the Charlotte Hornets.The Knicks made more than 50 percent of their field goals for the third consecutive game as they completed a first-round NBA playoff sweep of the Hornets with a 104-95 victory...
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Knicks Spread Wealth to Finish off Charlotte
The New York Knicks are back on familiar ground. So are the Charlotte Hornets.The Knicks made more than 50 percent of their field goals for the third consecutive game as they completed a first-round sweep of the Hornets with a 104-95 victory Monday night...
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Lawyer in Harassment Suit Assails Area Army Recruiters He Calls Office in St. Peters `a Real Den of Iniquity'
An Army recruiter's sexual harassment of a former honor student is "just the tip of the iceberg" of improper behavior by recruiters in St. Peters, her lawyer said Monday.Dennis Murphy represents Carissa Schaper, a former St. Charles West High School...
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`Let's Go Save Our Children!' Says Powell with Presidents at Summit
Standing in the shadow of the cradle of U.S. democracy, three presidents and a star-studded supporting cast Monday urged an outpouring of civic activism to help disadvantaged young people learn and thrive."We gather here to pledge that those of us who...
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Level of Giving Climbs, but Americans Remain Wary How Much Money Actually Goes toward a Good Cause?
Charitable giving is up, but giving with confidence is not. Americans harbor more than a grain of suspicion about the calls, mail and door-to-door seekers wanting a piece of their philanthropic pie.With the presidents' three-day community service conference...
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License Plea: Clean Your Plate
IMAGINE you drew a picture that you saw in front of you, behind you, all around you, everywhere you went.Suppose over time it became utterly inescapable, because more than 5 million copies would be produced. William "BillyO" O'Donnell of Eureka knows...
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Lindenwood Nabs Women's Title, Men Runners-Up
John Creer, the track and field coach at Lindenwood College, can't help feeling a little greedy."If we'd had all the men who competed indoors, we could've won both titles Saturday," he said of the Heart of America Athletic Conference outdoor track and...
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Local Governments' Liability Limited in Civil Rights Suits
The Supreme Court made local governments less vulnerable to civil rights suits Monday as it voted 5-4 to throw out an $818,000 judgment in favor of an Oklahoma woman severely injured by a sheriff's deputy.The court ruled that Bryan County, Okla., wrongly...
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Man Who Won Right to Trial Dealt Setback Judge Gives Suspect Longer Term Than His Original Plea Bargain
From his prison cell in Moberly, Mo., in March 1995, Julius Massey scored a legal win when he persuaded a judge to set aside his prior guilty pleas and grant him a trial.Massey, 45, may be feeling the pain today of what amounts to a hollow victory.On...
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Maxey Testifies, Denies Raping, Killing Waitress
Murder defendant Rick Maxey took the witness stand Monday and calmly told the jury that he did not rape and kill hitchhiker Leslie O'Neal, 29, in March 1995.He admitted to having consensual sex with the woman but said he was not the one who strangled...
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Mcveigh Had Gun, Earplugs When Stopped, Jury Told
Timothy McVeigh had earplugs in his pocket, a loaded handgun in a shoulder holster and an envelope full of violent anti-government writings when he was pulled over for a traffic violation about 75 minutes after the Oklahoma City bombing, witnesses testified...
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Meeting the Challenge Bach Society Masters Rachmaninoff's Ethereal `Vespers'
THE "Vespers" by Rachmaninoff has always been considered one of his finest works. It is a collection of various sections of the liturgies of the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches that are used during the all-night vigils that precede major church festival...
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Mommy Oldest
What 63-year-old woman in her right mind would want to be pregnant? For many women, that may have been their first thought after hearing the news that Arceli Keh of California had given birth to a baby girl last winter. Who, in her seventh decade, would...
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Morning Briefing
Chrysler Recalls Mexican WorkersChrysler Corp. recalled 2,500 workers at two Mexican factories shut down by a continuing engine plant strike in Detroit and laid off another 1,044 workers in the United States.The 18-day strike by 1,850 United Auto Workers...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
GEORGE FOREMAN pounded LOU SAVARESE with powerful left hands - jabs and uppercuts - often enough Saturday to win a 12-round, split decision in their heavyweight fight in Las Vegas.Foreman was impressed that the battering failed to land Lou on the canvas."I...
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Mulholland, Cubs End Long Drought for Lefties
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...
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National to Close Five Stores the Grocery Claims the Stores Were Sabotaged by Rival Schnucks
National Markets said Monday that it is closing five stores it claims were sabotaged by rival Schnuck Markets Inc."This was an absolute daylight robbery," said Jim Gibson, chief executive of the Family Company, which bought the 23-store National chain...
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Nine Lady Pirates Meet Challenges
The St. Charles High girls swimming team is relying on quality over quantity this season. And, despite having just nine swimmers on the roster, the Lady Pirates are more than holding their own."We have six of the nine girls qualified for state and we're...
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Obituaries
Carlos E. WilliamsCarlos E. Williams, 92, of Wentzville and formerly of Wright City, died Sunday (April 27, 1997) of natural causes at Wentzville Park Care Center in Wentzville.Mr. Williams had been employed for 25 years as a locomotive engineer for...
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Odyssey: Students Travel into Mind's Eye
Wentzville High School students ate fake guts, built a port-a-potty, designed cars that popped balloons and a guitar-playing robot that twirled a lasso, and, overall, had a fine time participating in the Odyssey of the Mind competition.So say the 18...
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Only Tough Love Seems to Help an Addict
Dear Ann Landers: Please give me a chance to warn those who think they are helping an addict when they say, "Don't do it!" It will only encourage the addict to hide his addiction.If you want to help addicts, don't lend them money, wash their clothes,...
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On Their Own Merit Eight Students from Area High Schools Receive College Scholarships Based on Grades, Interests
Eight area high school students have received corporate-sponsored college scholarships through this year's National Merit Scholarship Corp. program.In the second of four National Merit announcements this year, the eight seniors are among nearly 1,100...
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Pancreatitis May Create Severe Abdominal Pain
Dear Dr. Donohue: I was recently diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. I am left with a "bulky" pancreas and a lot of questions. What causes acute pancreatitis? Is it something I ate? Will the bulkiness subside and my pancreas return to normal size? Can...
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Paris Is Just $249 Away on Twa
Got wanderlust? For less than the cost of a super-saver ticket to Pensacola, Fla., Trans World Airlines Inc. could put you on the streets of Paris.TWA is offering a round-trip fare of $249 between St. Louis and Paris as part of a sale designed to fill...
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People
There is life after television:Actress MAYIM BIALIK of "Blossom" is a full-time student at UCLA - and loving it. "I'm very out of the business," she tells People. "It's like there were two paths. I think I picked the harder one, but I picked the one...
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police and health departments in the region:ACCIDENTSLake Saint Louis: A 47-year-old woman from Mokane, Mo., has died from injuries she suffered Sunday night after a head-on collision on Interstate 70 near the Lake Saint...
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Refugee Children in Zaire Abducted, Feared Dead
Aid agency officials said Monday that they feared about 50 sick Rwandan Hutu refugee children had been killed after they were seized at a hospital by soldiers in a rebel-held area of eastern Zaire over the weekend.Meanwhile, thousands of Rwandan Hutu...
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Rep. Skelton Assails Potential Reduction in Military Forces
A new U.S. military strategy emerging from a four-year Pentagon review cannot be supported by further cuts in defense spending, Rep. Ike Skelton said Monday.Skelton, D-Mo., took to the House floor to describe preliminary versions of the new Defense Department...
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Retailers Await Virtual Pet Fad Merchants Hope Craze from Japan Doesn't Lay an Egg
They lived through the Tickle Me Elmo mania over Christmas and survived the recent stampede for Beanie Babies. Now U.S. retailers await the arrival of the "virtual pet."Debuting in the United States this week after a stunning run in Japan, U.S. merchants...
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Richardson Failed Field Sobriety Tests His Car Was Weaving, State Trooper Reports
Missouri House Minority Leader Mark L. Richardson, charged Monday with drunken driving and endangering his 4-year-old daughter who was riding along, flunked field sobriety tests and then told a trooper he was a lawmaker, a police report said.House Republicans...
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Rich Kids, Poor Kids: The Education Gap Is Widening
Bill Clinton wants to go down in history as the president who makes American education the best in the world. Yes, many of our children need better literacy skills. Yes, many public schools need improving. And yes, rising college tuition is a real concern....
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Road Rage Revving Up among American Drivers
Armed with everything from firearms to Perrier bottles, pepper spray and the occasional egg, America's drivers are taking their frustrations out on one another in startling numbers.It was road rage that led two drivers to chase each other in rush-hour...
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Rogue Meets Rogue (Nigerian Tale)
ONCE upon a time a rogue who lived in Kano wanted to make his fortune, but he owned little and had no special skills. And so he peeled the bark from the branch of a tree. This he dyed blue, and then he beat it until it was smooth as silk. He wrapped...
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Sanders Becomes a Ballplayer, Not Just an Athlete Playing Ball
Something is different about Deion Sanders.When he left baseball two years ago to devote himself to the National Football League, the cornerback/center fielder was an average leadoff hitter who never figured out how to get on base enough to use his speed.Look...
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Security Door Delays Paramedics Called to Woman's Apartment
Paramedics were delayed for about 10 minutes shortly after 2 a.m. Friday as they tried to get someone to open interior security doors at a Heritage Landing apartment building from which a tenant had called for an ambulance.An ambulance arrived at the...
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Serving Where Flood Closed Doors, Others Open
Sirloin beef roast, mashed potatoes, broccoli, and chocolate pudding -the aroma coming from the kitchen at the new Twin Rivers Senior Citizens Center in Portage des Sioux on Monday had mouths watering and anticipation high."I could smell it before I...
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Short Bread Betting on Declining Stocks Makes a Comeback
While many investment styles have produced losses this year, one has come roaring back after a half decade of moribund performance: short-selling.Money managers who bet that stocks will decline in value, known as short-sellers, gained 14 percent on average...
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Shortfall Prompts Board to Get Audit of 3 Bond Issues
The St. Charles School Board is seeking an independent audit of records from its last three bond issues, two months after learning it lacks the money to complete a building project.The district is short more than $2 million to build the C building at...
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Sports Shorts
Meyer Quite At DePaul, Ending Family DynastyJoey Meyer resigned under fire Monday as head basketball coach at DePaul, ending 55 years of the Meyer family coaching the Blue Demons.Meyer, 48, had spent 30 years at the school as a player, assistant coach...
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Spotlight
Peggy Schreiner, a senior at St. Charles High School, began taking gymnastic classes when she was 3 years old. She said she enjoyed the sport and participated for the fun of it."Gymnastics was my thing," she said.Her gymnastics "career" ended when she...
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Star Wars: Matter, Anti-Matter Meet in Milky Way
An "annihilation fountain" has been discovered spurting from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers reported Monday.The fountain, which may be evidence of a region of exploding stars or the wind around a black hole, is made up of the hot gas...
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Stocks Rebound on Investor Mood Swing
Stocks rose for the first time in four days Monday as some investors speculated that the Federal Reserve won't raise interest rates next month. J.P. Morgan & Co. and other companies that do better when rates are low led the advance.The central bank was...
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Texas Separatist Part of Militant Faction of Group
For months, Richard McLaren has been letting the world know that he was spoiling for a fight.A pistol at his side and armed guards at his back, the leader of one faction in the Republic of Texas secessionist movement seemed ready to make good on his...
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The Memphis Model on the Mentally Ill
St. Louis Police didn't know Randolph Vance was a paranoid schizophrenic when they beat and subdued him last year after answering a peace-disturbance call at his home in the 5100 block of Kensington Avenue. Following this confrontation, Mr. Vance collapsed...
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The Rev. Dr. Frank C. Tucker Jr., 77; United Methodist Minister, Official
The Rev. Dr. Frank C. Tucker Jr., for many years a United Methodist minister and official here, died Saturday (April 26, 1997) of cancer in Liberty, Mo. He was 77 and had lived in Liberty since retiring in 1986.He was pastor of St. John's United Methodist...
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Triumphant Spirit Former St. Louis Journalist Honors the Courage and Compassion of Holocaust Survivors
THE horrors of the Holocaust were to Nick Del Calzo only some vague recollections of something he had read about before he took a trip to Europe six years ago.Now, Del Calzo, 60, has become one of America's major chroniclers of the lives of Holocaust...
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`True Messiah': A Story of Holocaust Ironies
`THE True Messiah" is thought-provoking drama written by a Holocaust survivor about the war years. The play by Leopold Szor is receiving its world premiere from off the cuff productions in an excellent staging. Like any new work, "The True Messiah" needs...
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Usc's Thompson Picked 1st by Wnba
Southern California senior Tina Thompson, who made a late-hour decision to join the new Women's NBA when it outbid the American Basketball League, was chosen Monday by the Houston Comets as the first pick in the WNBA's formal draft.Meanwhile, Connecticut's...
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Van Slyke, Healthy after Injuries, Wonders If Comeback Is History
Andy Van Slyke has been home in St. Louis County for three weeks now. He has recovered from the couple of leg injuries that cut short his spring training, and he became the father of a fourth boy, Nathan, on April 11.Now, what about his baseball career?"I...
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Vianney's Soccer Coach Plans to Go His Own Way but Keep Tradition in Mind
David Gauvain is aware of the aura and expectations that surround the Vianney soccer program. Since being named the school's coach last week, he has been unable to avoid some not-so-subtle reminders.But as the former high school All-American begins his...
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