St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 26, 1995

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13,500-15,000 Letters in First Wave of Psl Applications
The envelopes were lined up evenly in the 15 brown U.S. mail trays at One Boatmen's Plaza. But the letters, between "13,500 and 15,000" in all, brimmed Wednesday with the promise of St. Louis' football future:Applications for personal seats licenses.The...
14 Symphony Soloists Offer Musical Treasures
QUESTION: Where would you have been Monday night if you had heard a treat, a shock and a curiosity? Answer: The Sheldon Concert Hall. That's where 14 St. Louis Symphony Orchestra soloists joined forces to present the second concert of the Chamber Music...
49ers Learn to like Pair of Pickups
The San Francisco 49ers called on a Plummer, among others, to fix their leaky run defense during the offseason.That's linebacker Gary Plummer, a free-agent pickup from San Diego - the 49ers' Super Bowl opponent on Sunday.Not all of the 49ers were thrilled...
Alternative Action
THANK GOODNESS for the January thaw - of the alternative rock touring circuit, that is. Concerts essentially froze to a halt in December and much of January, but in the next few weeks, great bands will seem to be sprouting all over town like spring...
Another One-Party System Bites the Dust
Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari postponed substantive political reform in favor of profound economic reform. Now his successor, President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, finds himself reversing the process. Last week, after meetings with leaders...
Anxiety Haunts Parents
Parents of McCluer North High School students were accustomed to sending their children to school with the usual worries - did they do their homework, did they need a ride home, would they pass the big test?But they didn't ask the question that haunted...
Arkansas Loses Shooting Touch, Falls to Alabama
Arkansas' shooting was consistent. Bad, but consistent: 12 for 34 in the first half, 13 for 36 in the second.Corliss Williamson, a 59 percent shooter from the field, made three of nine in the first half and four of nine in the second. Scotty Thurman,...
Assurances Prompt OK of St. Mary's Subsstation
The Richmond Heights Planning and Zoning commission has unanimously approved a request from St. Mary's Health Center to build an electrical substation near a residential area.Residents who voiced concerns about noise and safety issues were assured by...
A Time for Great Presidential Themes, Not Ritual Laundry Lists
Dr. Samuel Johnson said that second marriages represent "the triumph of hope over experience." The same could be said of the yearly hope that the presidential State of the Union address might shatter the encrusting conventionalities and soar to heights...
Auschwitz Anniversary Is Divisive Jews, Poles Planning Separate Events to Mark Liberation of Death Camp
FIFTY YEARS after Soviet troops liberated the Nazi's biggest death camp in Auschwitz, Jewish leaders and the Polish government are preparing to host separate ceremonies to mark the anniversary after plans for a single commemoration collapsed in acrimony.The...
Balanced Budget Amendment Heads for Vote in House
The Republican-controlled House advanced Wednesday toward a showdown on a balanced-budget amendment designed to end the government's massive run-up in red ink."This is the cornerstone of our party's Contract with America," said Rep. Dan Schaefer, R-Colo.,...
Before You Reach for Mints . .
IT'S BEEN a few days since the last terrifying food report. I believe a study showed that eating too much turkey can cause severe sneezing attacks if you fail to first remove the feathers.So if you are looking for something to worry about, you might...
Bills Fail to Bear Up in Memphis Down 18 Points, Tigers Come Back to Win in Ot 84-80
The Billikens had this dazed look, the kind they might have had if a bunch of bears had ravaged their campsite and ruined a perfectly dandy vacation.St. Louis University's visit to The Pyramid had seemed so much Billikens fun well into the second half...
Biological Father Wins Custody Fight Adoptive Parents Lose Right to Baby Richard
For a second time, the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday awarded custody of Baby Richard to the biological father he has never met, taking the child from the adoptive parents who have raised him all of his 3 1/2 years.The ruling was the latest round...
Blues Finally Get to Be Home Team in a Home Opener
For the third time in four games, the Blues will participate in a home opener.This time, finally, the debut is in their own building.They play the Los Angeles Kings tonight at new Kiel Center, where they held exactly one scrimmage before the 3 1/2-month...
Blues Get Saddle Sore in Calgary
The Blues were not tall in the Saddledome on Tuesday.For the first time on a memorable season-opening trip, their defense came unbuckled in a 6-4 National Hockey League loss to the Calgary Flames.The Blues return for their home opener Thursday at Kiel...
Board to Decide on Tax Measure
The Northwest School Board will meet tonight to vote on whether to place a $19.2 million bond issue on the ballot in April.The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the library at Northwest High School. The money would be used to build a new high school on land...
Boeing Co.'s Profit Falls 48% in Fourth Quarter
The Boeing Co. of Seattle said Wednesday that profits fell 48 percent to $157 million in the last quarter of 1994, mainly due to fewer jet deliveries.The company also said that airlines' financial problems may force further cuts in jet production.Boeing...
Books on Tape
"LONG WALK TO FREEDOM" An autobiography by Nelson Mandela (6 hours, abridged, Time Warner AudioBooks, $23)</P><P>Nowhere in history does mankind reinvent the wheel more consistently than it does with human rights. Always there seems...
Briefs
BALKANS Peacekeepers Prepare Withdrawal</P><P>Plans are being made to withdraw the 32,000 peacekeepers from Bosnia and Croatia, U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said Wednesday. He described the scenario as a "disaster."</P><P>If...
Briefs
BOSNIA-CROATIA U.N. Troops Prepare To Leave</P><P>Plans are being made to withdraw the 32,000 peacekeeping soldiers from Bosnia and Croatia, U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said Wednesday. He described the scenario as a ...
Briefs
LEBANON McKendree Administrator To Leave Position In June</P><P>The Rev. Robert Treat, vice president for church relations at McKendree College in Lebanon, has announced that he will retire in June.</P><P>He will have served...
Briefs Metro
FLORISSANT Non-Residents To Pay More To Swim, Council Decides</P><P>People who do not live in Florissant but want to use Florissant's three public swimming pools next summer will have to pay a lot more for the privilege.</P><P>The...
Briefs Metro
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Partisan Vote Of 4-3 Gives Subdivision Tentative OK</P><P>In a 4-3 vote along party lines, the St. Louis County Council has tentatively approved a subdivision planned for 69 acres on the north edge of Rockwoods Reservation.</P><P>The...
City Has Decided How to Spend Gaming Revenue
The St. Charles City Council has committed nearly $1.25 million in riverboat gaming receipts for projects in the next six months, including the possibility of a redevelopment partnership with Lindenwood College.City officials anticipate receiving at...
City Polling Residents on Seminary Property
The city of Overland will be phoning residents at random next week for suggestions on how best to use the former Holy Family Seminary.Last April, city officials began to study whether it was feasible to make the property the next urban wildlife area...
College Will Seek Tax Increase of Five Cents in April 4 Voting
Officials of St. Charles County Community College say they prefer to view a proposed tax issue as an investment in the community.In a board meeting Tuesday, trustees voted unanimously to place on the April 4 ballot a property tax increase of 5 cents...
Colorado Bids for End of Rocky Road at Mizzou
When last the phenomenon occurred, Woodward and Bernstein were fledgling reporters, row versus wade was a navigational matter and "All In The Family" had it made on television.It was Jan. 15, 1973. And it was the last time the Colorado Buffaloes won...
Coming to Town
HERE ARE some of the touring acts scheduled to perform here in coming weeks. AGGIE'S (1709 South Broadway, 231-7283) - Feb. 18: Mamou, Soulard Mardi Gras Masked Ball, 8 p.m., $23 in advance, $25 at door. Information: 773-6767. FOCAL POINT (8158...
Commission Wants Missouri Auditor to Look into Highway Department
The Jefferson County Commission decided Tuesday to ask the state auditor to examine the county's Highway Department.Presiding Commissioner Jon Selsor, a Republican who was elected Nov. 8, said he wanted the office of State Auditor Margaret Kelly to...
Committee Debates Insurance for St. Louis' Police Board
The issue of free health insurance benefits for commissioners of the St. Louis Police Board sharpened the debate Wednesday in a House committee that considered a bill to give St. Louis greater control of the police department's budget.Some members of...
Dark at the Top of the Stairs
AFEW years back, Tu Tran was just another club kid shouting to be heard above the blaring din of discos."I loved that scene, but I got sort of burned out on it," Tran said. "And so did many of my friends. We were looking for a different place to go."In...
Deaths Elsewhere
Professor EDWARD SHILS, 84, a theoretical sociologist noted for his research on the role of intellectuals in the formation of public policy and the exercise of power, died Monday (Jan. 23, 1995) at his home in Chicago.The cause was cancer, according...
Defunct Small Firm Kos Bankamerica
In a high-stakes David vs. Goliath battle, a defunct business in Cape Girardeau has won a $13.1 million verdict against the country's second-largest bank.The court found that Security Pacific Housing Services Inc., a subsidiary of BankAmerica Corp.,...
Dink: Making the Most of Every Opportunity
FOR several months now, Rob Lightbody of the Kent, Ohio-based band Dink has been answering questions that generally go something like this: "So, how did Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails get your band a record deal?"He's tired of trying to put that issue...
Discipline Process for Police Sparks Aldermanic Debate
A proposal from Overland's city attorney to allow police officers who have been fired or demoted to request a reason for the discipline within 48 hours sparked a heated debate this week among the aldermen.City Attorney Robert Herman said a similar state...
District Adds Additional School Bus Route
Hancock Place schools is adding another bus run to meet needs.Since 1988, when three neighborhood elementary schools were consolidated at 9101 South Broadway, the district has provided transportation for resident students living at least eight-tenths...
Dr. Edward Thomas Auer, 76; Headed Psychiatry at St. Louis U
Dr. Edward Thomas Auer, a former psychiatrist in St. Louis, died Monday (Jan. 23, 1995) at a health center in Columbia, Md., after a long illness. He was 76 and lived in Columbia.Dr. Auer was chairman of neurology and psychiatry at St. Louis University...
Eagles Twins Double Trouble for Opponents
Ryan and Shawn Patton have created their share of optical illusions.But they're no illusion.The 6-foot twins are the real deal on the basketball court for the Columbia (Ill.) Eagles."They're pretty close," said their father, Columbia High principal Dennis...
East St. Louis Honors King Legacy
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he wanted to be remembered not for great accomplishments or riches but for having helped feed the poor and hungry, for having tried to "love and serve humanity," for being a "Drum Major for Justice.""I just want...
EPA to Reduce Superfund List by 25,000 Sites to Help Cities
Administrator Carol M. Browner of the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that the government would remove 25,000 sites from the Superfund inventory to spur development in urban areas. Some of the sites may be in the St. Louis regionWith...
Evidence Left out, O.J. Lawyers Say
The prosecution's meticulously plotted "trail of blood" is a false path forged by overzealous investigators in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, his defense told jurors Wednesday.These investigators ignored witness accounts and overlooked blood that did...
Family Dog Brings Home Two Severed Human Legs Authorities Outfit Animal with Transmitter
A German shepherd that has returned home with a human leg twice in six days will be fitted with a radio tracking device that police hope helps the dog lead them to the rest of the body.The device was obtained from the Illinois Conservation Department,...
Family Services Agency Seeks Change Children Need Customized Help, Officials Tell Judge
The state agency that deals with abused and neglected children wants to tailor its services for each child rather than make the child fit into the bureaucracy, officials say.A wide-ranging proposal before a federal judge calls for the Department of Children...
Fatten Brussels Sprouts Up with Fertilizer
Q: I wish you would write about Brussels sprouts. I've grown them for two years now. They only get about as big as marbles.A: Brussels sprouts should be grown as a fall crop in our climate. Most varieties require over 100 days to reach maturity, and...
FBI Said to Probe Wellston Finances
The FBI is investigating why tens of thousands of dollars is missing from Wellston's city treasury, sources say.The inquiry involves more than the municipal court accounts examined in a recent audit by State Auditor Margaret Kelly.In her report, released...
Four! U.S. Men Tee off, Crash Semis En Masse
In all the decades American men sailed over or flew in to play Grand Slam tennis tournaments on foreign soil, they never ruled one as they have this Australian Open.Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang and Aaron Krickstein, the all-American semifinalists,...
Freezer Burn Funding Hike, Riverboat Gambling of No Benefit to 17 Districts Here
Seventeen of 23 school districts in St. Louis County will not benefit from riverboat gambling revenue nor from a proposal by Gov. Mel Carnahan to increase state spending on education by 18 percent.That's because the money will be distributed through...
Galactosemia: It's a Serious Milk Sugar Problem
Dear Dr. Donohue: Our son, 5, has galactosemia. My physician is not familiar with it. Our son is doing great, and we are good at reading labels. We were told we have to avoid lactose products. I haven't seen a discussion of galactosemia in your column.Galactosemia...
Generations More Daughters Taking Reins of Mom's Business
Frieda Caplan quit her job as production manager at a thread factory and began a produce business 33 years ago so she could start a family and keep working.Now, her two daughters own Frieda's Inc., a $24 million company that sells specialty produce like...
Giant-Killer Auburn Kos Florida
Lance Weems scored 22 points and Moochie Norris thwarted a Florida comeback with a dive over press row as Auburn defeated the 23rd-ranked Gators 77-71 Wednesday night in Auburn, Ala.The victory was Auburn's second over a Final Four team in less than...
Girl's Killing Unleashes a Torrent of Concern
Parents of McCluer North High School students were accustomed to sending their children to school with the usual worries - did they do their homework, did they need a ride home, would they pass the big test?They didn't ask the question that haunted many...
Gop Crime Legislation Targets 12-Year-Olds `We've Got to Have a Deterrent,' Bill's Sponsor Says
A child who is at least 12 and commits a violent, gang-related crime would automatically be certified to stand trial as an adult, under a plan introduced Wednesday by House Republicans.The bill on juvenile crime, pushed by Rep. Zane Yates, R-Oakville,...
Gop Demands Changes in Mexico Aid Package
Despite high-powered lobbying by the White House and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Republican leaders bluntly warned Wednesday that the $40 billion rescue package for Mexico was in trouble.House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and Senate Majority...
Gop Showing a Lack of Nerve
The GOP revolutionaries, who took over Congress roaring like lions, may soon be lapping from a nice saucer of milk. All the bold preaching about mercilessly slashing government down to its few essential functions has given way to stammering "Yes, but"...
Gop Won't Go Solo on Aid for Mexico
Despite high-powered lobbying by the White House and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Republican leaders bluntly warned Wednesday that the $40 billion rescue package for Mexico was in trouble.House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and Senate Majority...
Greeks Bearing Gift to Umsl: $150,000 to Help Endow Chair
The University of Missouri at St. Louis is establishing an endowed professorship in modern Greek studies, the first at a Missouri university.The Greek government will present a $150,000 check to the university here Tuesday.The gift is expected to cap...
Gun Ban Repeal Gains Support 26 House Democrats Buck Clinton's Stand
More than two dozen House Democrats are prepared to oppose President Bill Clinton and join a group of Republicans who are about to undertake an early effort to repeal the ban on assault weapons.Egged on by the National Rifle Association, rank-and-file...
Happily Ever Neurotic
MANDY PATINKIN'S anger rises like the steam from his bowl of chicken soup."They're trying to break our legs!" he yells, his deep-throated tenor bouncing off the walls of his favorite New York deli.Patinkin, 42, a star of the CBS series "Chicago Hope,"...
Health Center Suing Candidate in Dispute over School, Salary
A candidate for the board of the Jefferson County Health Center is being sued by the center for $39,000 in schooling and salary costs she didn't pay back when she quit her nurse's job.The Health Center paid for Christena Huskey's salary, tuition, books...
Heaven Scent Get a Whiff of This: Plants Can Be Aroma Mimics
SO MANY PLANTS plants produce an aroma, whether from flower or foliage, that it should not be too surprising that certain scents will overlap, sometimes between very different varieties. For example, a viburnum that evokes honeysuckle, a daffodil with...
Ice Down the Kiel Blues Ready to Pop Top on Hockey
All this time, the brand new $170 million Kiel Center has been sitting in the driveway with keys in the ignition and nowhere to go.The Blues were to get behind the wheel of the shiny new sports arena way back on Oct. 11. Instead, a National Hockey League...
Japanese Students Honor Quake Victims
The day after last week's earthquake shattered the Japanese city of Kobe, Maryville University's Japanese students - some with tears streaming down their cheeks - pored over a casualty list.Moved by the students' concern, faculty members joined them...
Japan Fears Outbreak of Influenza in Shelters
Officials appealed for medicine Wednesday to fight a flu outbreak that threatens to become an epidemic in shelters housing hundreds of thousands of people who lost their homes in last week's earthquake.The ground continued to rumble in Kobe, the coastal...
Jaws Are Sure to Drop at This Cassilly Creation
IN THE TANKS: Local sculptor and builder Bob Cassilly has begun work on a 100,000-gallon, two-story shark tank to serve as a centerpiece of a new downtown aquarium at the International Arts Building, 15th Street at Lucas Avenue. . . .The Rams and FANS,...
Jobless Rate in Area Stays at 20-Year Low
Christmas shopping and retooling in the motor vehicle industry kept the St. Louis area humming last month, leaving the jobless rate at a 20-year low of 3.9 percent.The number of working St. Louisans fell slightly, according to the Missouri Division of...
Kansas Rallies to Top Mu 82-66
Two recurring themes nearly always have popped up in Missouri's six losses. The Tigers either turn the ball over with horrendous regularity or they fall apart in the last six minutes.Wednesday night against Kansas, Mizzou did both and the 17th-ranked...
Kansas St. Ends Slide against Ou
Tyrone Davis and Mark Young each had career-high scoring games Wednesday night as Kansas State snapped a losing streak at four games with an 87-77 win over No. 25 Oklahoma. Davis scored 26, Young 17.It's the second year in a row Kansas State (11-7 overall,...
Leibman's Houses of Memory
BARRY LEIBMAN calls his new sculptures "Dwellings," and that is what they resemble, superficially, and in miniature. All of them have the shapes and components of houses - walls, roofs, doors, etc. The construction materials are the stuff of real dwellings...
Library Tax Hike Would Buy Bigger Building, Cut Debt
Ferguson library officials want voters to raise the library tax so they can move to a bigger building and eliminate deficits.On Feb. 7, the library will ask voters to approve a tax increase of 7 cents for each $100 of assessed value. If voters agree,...
Make the Lake Safe
If some Missouri lawmakers have their way, the Lake of the Ozarks will come under the same kind of common-sense speed, noise and safety laws for boats and other water craft that apply in other states. Some members of the General Assembly will probably...
Merit of `So Called Life' May Lead to Its Undoing
WHEN YOU'RE 15, sometimes it seems like everything is just a popularity contest - and that's totally unfair.Especially when your TV series is dying in the Nielsen ratings."You know what? I sooo don't care about the polls," said Claire Danes, the young...
Midwinter Night's Dream: Gourmet Vegetables
I was having a restless night, so at 3 a.m. I arose, poured a glass of wine and cut a wedge of delicious Camembert cheese for a snack. With such gourmet fare it seemed appropriate to reach for gourmet reading material, so I picked up that most gourmet...
Mobile Home Residents Want Eviction Extension
A lawyer representing the estate of the former owner of the Hilltop Mobile Home Park in Crestwood says almost all residents have asked to postpone their evictions, scheduled to take effect next Tuesday.The heirs of the estate of Shirley Fullmer have...
Morning Briefing
Chicago Firm Buys 5 Percent Of Stifel</P><P>A Chicago securities firm has bought a 5.1 percent stake in Stifel Financial Corp. of St. Louis. Stifel is the parent of the Stifel Nicolaus & Co. regional brokerage firm.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
GALE GILBERT never will make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he has a heck of a chance at landing a spot in the Shrine of Losers. That's because Gilbert - unless the 49ers' bus gets hijacked Sunday on the way to Joe Robbie Stadium - is about to become...
National Steel Lays off 100 Workers
About 100 mostly white-collar workers have been laid off from their jobs at the National Steel mill in Granite City.Security guards escorted terminated employees from the plant on Tuesday, according to witnesses. No incidents were reported.National Steel...
Nothing Defining in Clinton Speech
If self-discipline is the requisite of leadership - and it is - then President Bill Clinton's State of the Union address dramatized his failure. It was a speech about everything, and therefore about nothing. It was a huge missed opportunity - and one...
O'keeffe: Hints of Her Future
GEORGIA O'Keeffe had a keen streak of independence. She was born in Wisconsin in 1887, knew she wanted to be an artist at the age of 13, and as a young girl studied the nude figure at the Art Institute of Chicago before it was considered proper for women...
Orchard Farm Boys, on an 8-1 Roll, Whip Kennedy
The Orchard Farm High Eagles are starting to put things together.On Tuesday, the Eagles beat visiting Kennedy 58-55. Kennedy (13-4) was ranked 20th in the Post-Dispatch small-schools poll. Unranked Orchard Farm is 9-5 after winning eight of its last...
Pediatrician Loses License State Board Finds Doctor Guilty on 19 Complaints of Molestation
The St. Charles office of Dr. Mohammad "Michael" Alul was open Wednesday morning, but he wasn't there, and there were no patients waiting to see him.Alul, a pediatrician and allergy specialist who has practiced here for 20 years, has lost his license...
People
The celebrity docket:In Spokane, Wash., testimony is under way in a suit by ex-daredevil EVEL KNIEVEL against a hotel. He says the hotel invaded his privacy in 1989 by handing Clarence Paulsen III a spare room key. Paulsen saw his ex-girlfriend in Knievel's...
Photos of Coal Miners Offered in Portfolio
Shooting photographs of black-faced coal miners hunched over in narrow tunnels may not sound romantic, but it was part of a long love affair with Southern Illinois for one man.C. William "Doc" Horrell, who went from snapping pictures as a Depression-era...
Poachers Leave Gruesome Residue
Poaching has taken a grisly turn in Missouri to supply a growing market for trophy-size deer heads and antlers.The evidence usually is the same: the discarded body of a large deer with the antlers - and sometimes the entire head - missing.Last year,...
Police Chiefs Want a Vote on Gun Bill Panel Hears Arguments on Concealed Weapons
The state's police chiefs want voters to settle the volatile question of whether people should be allowed to carry concealed weapons.The chiefs, who oppose such a bill, contend that the public opposes it, too. The way to find out, they told a Senate...
Police Want Vote on Gun Bill Panel Hears Arguments on Concealed Weapons
The state's police chiefs want voters to settle the volatile question of whether people should be allowed to carry concealed weapons.The chiefs, who oppose such a bill, contend that the public opposes it, too. The way to find out, they told a Senate...
President Will Delay Push for Hike in Minimum Wage
In a slimmed-down version Wednesday of his State of the Union address, President Bill Clinton pressed his campaign for middle-class tax breaks but backed away from quick action on boosting the minimum wage.He did not even mention the minimum wage in...
Psychiatric Patient's Mom Is Depressed by Therapy
Dear Ann Landers: My daughter has been seeing a psychiatrist for more than a year. Periodically, I am asked to sit in with her for a session. I have told the doctor that I don't know how much more of this I can take, but he doesn't seem to get the message.My...
Pupils Sue Roxana Schools, Seek Right to Pass out Religious Tracts
Three children's attempts to hand out religious information with Valentine's Day cards in school has ended up in federal court.The three siblings, who attend South Roxana Elementary School, charged in a suit filed Wednesday that the policy of the Roxana...
Rate Hike Seems Certain Greenspan Cites Warning Signals
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday that the U.S. economy is pressing against the limit of what it can produce without causing more inflation, indicating the Fed is likely to raise short-term interest rates again next week.Greenspan...
Readers Squarely on Side of Angels
THERE'S BEEN HELL to pay for a column I wrote last week about the current craze for angels. If the flurry of letters, angel books and phone messages on my desk is any indication, a lot more of you believe in angels than doubt their existence. Some of...
Reality of Sexual Orientation Is Recognized
Hallelujah Hippocrates be praised! After holding out for 20 years, the American Medical Association finally has followed the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association in recognizing the truth of lesbian and gay lives....
Replacement of Latchkey Studied for District Income
The Parkway School District is considering whether to supplement its flagging income by taking care of children before and after school.Parkway might replace its current Latchkey program with the YMCA with one run entirely by the district. Superintendent...
Research Park Tax Dispute Is Continuing
The dispute over whether certain businesses at the Missouri Research Park are tax-exempt is far from over, says St. Charles County Assessor Gene Zimmerman.Although the county Board of Equalization ruled Tuesday that two of the businesses in the 750-acre...
Residents Endorse Cable Avenue Site for Ue Substation
Residents of West End Park in Frontenac have chosen a site just west of Lindbergh Boulevard as their preference for an electrical substation.Members of the West End Park Homeowners Association voted in favor of putting the substation on the north side...
Sabres Top Devils for Third Win in Row
Dominik Hasek stopped 29 shots, and Wayne Presley scored the winning goal as the Buffalo Sabres remained undefeated Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Buffalo.The Sabres, who struggled through most of the first two periods,...
Sain Has Claim to Blues Sound His Music Is Based on Memphis Sound
If there is such a thing as the "St. Louis rhythm and blues sound," then Oliver Sain has as great a claim to being its architect as do Chuck Berry, Johnny Johnson or any Gateway City R&B standouts.Sain's music takes its grit from the earthy Memphis...
Sanchez Vicario, Pierce Advance to Title Match
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario put on a show of baseline brilliance and Mary Pierce struggled to keep her temper under control Thursday at the Australian Open.Sanchez Vicario, who beat Pierce in the French Open final last year, can claim the No. 1 ranking and...
School Crime Erupts Here, but Statistics Are Sketchy Cases Point to Problems Here, but Figures Are Sketchy
A young girl is murdered at McCluer North High School. A student stabs another two weeks ago at Clayton High School, the first stabbing in the school's history. The Parkway District beefs up security after guns are found in three schools.These recent...
Scoring Drought Puts Canucks in 0-2-1 Hole to Start Season
So what's wrong with the Stanley Cup finalists? The champion New York Rangers are 1-2, and the Vancouver Canucks are 0-2-1."It's hard to say why this is happening," Canucks assistant coach Ron Smith said following Tuesday night's 6-3 loss in Detroit....