St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 30, 1995

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2 Sales Taxes Go to Voters Next Week
Chesterfield voters will be asked to approve two sales taxes on Feb. 7.City officials say Chesterfield would be richer by almost $2.5 million if voters approve two proposals.The two proposals - one for one-fourth of 1 percent and one for one-half of...
3 Finalists Selected in Job Hunt First Director of Corrections Expected to Be Hired within a Couple of Weeks
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth expects to hire the county's first Director of Corrections within a couple of weeks.A selection committee has narrowed the field of applicants to three finalists.The corrections director supervises the county...
7 Peruvian Soldiers Killed in Fighting with Ecuador
Two Peruvian helicopters were shot down Sunday, seven Peruvian soldiers were killed, and two were captured in a border clash between Peru and Ecuador, Ecuadoran officials reported.At least one Ecuadoran soldier was killed in what Ecuadoran officials...
After Three Decades, Tom Jones Is Still Hip
WHAT'S NEW Tom Jones?Well, the 54-year-old singer has a new CD out on Interscope Records, "The Lead and How to Swing It," and recently returned from a successful tour of England.The Welsh sex symbol also is host with country singer Lorrie Morgan and...
Agassi's Triumph Gives Birth to a Rivalry
Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras crossed a threshold at the Australian Open, coming of age in different ways and evolving into a 1990s version of the Jimmy Connors-John McEnroe rivalry.As talented and fiercely competitive as their predecessors, and far...
A Healthful Pasta Recipe Keeps Cook in Running
A FUNNY THING happened to Pam Hartig on her way to the New York City Marathon in 1992: She ran into an idea for a new recipe.She didn't run in the marathon, though. Her husband, Rick, an optometrist in Kirkwood, was the runner in the family.However,...
A Leg Up Task Force Will Study Ways to Boost Horse Racing Revenue
Gov. Jim Edgar is appointing a task force soon to study the problem of declining revenue in Illinois' horse racing industry.Jim Reynolds, head of the newly established Division of Fairs and Promotions within the state Department of Agriculture, told...
A Little Thanks Can Save Employers a Lot of Money
In an age of workplace anxiety, thanking an employee for a job well done can mean more than cash, yet most managers are stingy with their praise."Thanking employees is not a common practice in most work environments," said author and management specialist...
Among Friends
WHEN PAULA Wolfert visits the Mediterranean, she stays with friends she has never met.She precedes her visits - and there have been many - with months of research and correspondence. The result of her travels is a string of cookbooks, including the latest,...
A Plaza for Downtown
Downtown St. Louis will lose another of its landmark buildings later this year when Mercantile Bank knocks down the 17-story Ambassador Theater Building at Seventh and Locust streets. That's too bad, but the reality is that not every older building...
A Realistic Look at the Workplace
Anyone who was expecting revolutionary proposals for labor-management relations was no doubt disappointed by the recently released report of the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations. Its suggestions, if adopted, are hardly likely to...
A Super Amen: Church Blends Football, Prayer
Members of the First Baptist Church of St. Peters combined their Christian obligation with watching the Super Bowl Sunday.With the help of his flock, the Rev. David Spriggs rigged up two 10-foot television monitors on the stage of the sanctuary of the...
Babies, Courts and Hard Decisions
SHED A TEAR for "Baby Richard."The Illinois Supreme Court last week ordered the 3-year-old boy's adoptive parents to turn him over to his biological father, whom he has never met.None of us can even begin to imagine the psychological impact of switching...
Barkley Finding It's Harder to Be Barkley at 32
A few minutes before 11 Sunday morning, one hour before tipoff against the Knicks, Charles Barkley looked and sounded as if he were operating on Pacific Standard Time. He slumped in his seat and refused to say something Barkleyesque. He seemed unfazed...
Before Flying Coup, Ask Questions
A 58-year-old saleswoman wants to know if she should change jobs. The competition has called wanting to talk.Some of the questions I asked:- Do you respect and like your present company, your boss, your customers? Have you had a good working relationship...
Best Bet: Give Away Frequent-Flier Miles
Business travelers who don't have time to use all of their frequent-flier miles - or don't have enough in some accounts to trigger a free trip - may wonder what to do with them.The question is pertinent because of use-them or lose-them provisions and...
Big Performance Shows 49ers Are Young at Heart
On this Super Bowl Sunday, Joe Montana was visible only on a TV commercial that aired during ABC's broadcast.Still, the presence of the legendary quarterback who led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl championships could be felt at Joe Robbie...
Billikens Lighten Up a Little
Only a month ago, basketball fans were gigging St. Louis University about its warm, cozy schedule.It seems longer ago now. Playing Massachusetts, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Memphis and several others who are able to put up their dukes ferociously has made...
Board Tables Plans for Development
St. Peters' struggle with a developer over about four acres of land next to Laurel Park took an uncertain turn last week, when aldermen tabled a proposal that would have put the city's efforts on a fast track.St. Peters wants the land to expand the park....
Boils Can Be a Persistent Problem, Hard to Treat
Dear Dr. Donohue: My daughter, 26, gets boils often. She takes very good care of herself, and sometimes can go long periods without them. Then she will get one after another. Can medicine cause boils? How do you get rid of a boil anyway?A boil results...
Briefs
LINDBERGH SCHOOLS Board Is Set To Consider Capital-Improvement BondsThe Lindbergh School Board will decide on Thursday night the details of a capital-improvements bond issue that is slated to go on the ballot April 4.A wide range of projects, totaling...
Briefs
MEACHAM PARK Opponents Of Development Add Signatures To PetitionOpponents of a 51-acre shopping center proposed on South Kirkwood Road in the Meacham Park neighborhood have filed more signatures on a petition that could lead to a referendum on the issue.The...
Briefs
HAZELWOOD SCHOOLS District To Sharpen Focus On State's Standard TestsThe Hazelwood School District will renew its focus on standard tests and will analyze those scores more closely to help students learn.But the district will not change its curriculum...
Briefs
NATION MOGADISHU Clans Clash, Despite Cease-fire, Killing 5</P><P>At least five people were killed Sunday when rival clans clashed in southern Mogadishu with machine guns, automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.</P><P>Elders...
Butter Up: Secrets to Perfect Shortbread
BUTTER, SUGAR and flour are all you need to make rich, crumbly shortbread cookies like the ones requested by Evelyn Ressler of St. Louis.If you wish, add an egg and flavoring for a slightly more complex cookie, or decorate the unbaked cookies with candied...
C. Alvin Tolin, 86; Spearheaded Hospital Growth
C. Alvin Tolin, the head of Children's Hospital when it built its modern facility, died Friday (Jan. 27, 1994) of complications of a stroke suffered on Dec. 21. Mr. Tolin, 86, passed away at the Friendship Village of South County in Sappington.Mr. Tolin...
Casino St. Charles Finds Its Niche with Slot Machines
Although the stock market didn't seem impressed, Station Casinos Inc. recently reported strong numbers from its Casino St. Charles. The power of slot machines is being demonstrated daily there.Through Jan. 22, the company said, January admissions have...
Commercials Take Center Stage in a Ho-Hum Game
Stanley talked to his footsteps, Jason Alexander took a parachute ride to midfield with a bag of pretzels, and Michael Jordan and Larry Bird helped a couple of hamburger helmetheads get into the big game.In a typically one-sided Super Bowl, waiting for...
Confusion over Commuting U.S. Officials Won't Enforce Vehicle Plan
Just a couple weeks ago, workers at the Illinois Department of Transportation were moving along with their implementation of a federally mandated program aimed at reducing the number of vehicles on the road.But now state transportation officials are...
County Boasts 8 Millionaires - Residents Who Picked Their Lottery Tickets Carefully
The lottery has been kind to eight St. Charles County residents. Make that $49.4 million worth of kindness.That's the total amount of prize money for five lottery tickets, each worth $1 million or more, purchased by county residents since January 1989.By...
Debate Heats Up over Plans for Welfare Reform
The federal government must continue to provide a safety net for poor children and teen-age mothers as it cedes welfare responsibilities to the states, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala said Sunday.But Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas, a GOP...
Developer: Plaza to Be Business Showpiece Every Decision Carefully Considered, Sansone Group Tells Board
The Sansone Group plans to spare no expense in redevelopment of The Plaza at Sunset Hills, Watson Road at Lindbergh Boulevard, a company spokesman told the Board of Aldermen last week.James Sansone, vice president and general counsel of The Sansone Group,...
Disabled Get Better Access
Although most Illinois cities missed last week's deadline for making public services accessible to disabled people, they generally have made progress in key areas, a new survey suggests.The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs found that 67 percent of...
District Seeks Expert Advice about Bonds
Rising interest rates are forcing the Hazelwood School District to seek expert advice before it sells another $7.5 million in bonds.Voters in the district approved a $30 million bond issue last April. Assistant Superintendent Marvin Hahn said district...
Drug Safeguards May Be Dropped
In 1960, the Food and Drug Administration received an application to market in this country a tranquilizer called Thalidomide, said to induce calm and sleep with no side effects. Described as a miracle drug, it had been on sale in Europe for two years.Dr....
Electric Niners Make San Diego the Dischargers
By the time the tossed coin hit the earth, the San Diego Chargers already were down by a touchdown. The San Francisco 49ers scored again while Kathie Lee Gifford screamed the national anthem.It was over by kickoff. On the first series, the Vince Lombardi...
Enthusiastic Board Hires Superintendent
High hopes surround the hiring of Hugh A. Kinney as superintendent of the Affton School District.Kinney, 41, was given the job last week at a special meeting of the Affton School Board. He has a three-year contract and will make $90,000 a year.Kinney,...
Fire District Suing County over Policy on Job Training
The Normandy Fire Protection District is poised for a court battle this week with St. Louis County on employment policies that the district claims are unreasonably restrictive."Changes need to be made," said Gregory Wolk, Normandy's lawyer.Normandy is...
For 7, Road Trip Led to Death Congregation Mourns Associate Pastor, Boys Who Perished in Crash
The Rev. Gary Gritton spoke to his close friend and associate pastor, Jesse Hughes, for the final time late Friday night, outside a Hardee's restaurant in central Illinois.The men, in two separate vehicles, were on their way home to Champaign County...
Foreign Funds' Merit in Question
You could have fooled me. I thought the reason I bought shares in an international stock fund was to diversify my investments across a global horizon and thereby reduce my risk. The idea was that global markets march to different drummers - meaning that...
For Folks in St. Louis, Pacific's `El Nino' Has Unpredictable Effects
Like a relative who shows up at the door without warning and stays for months, El Nino is back.Whether it's a welcome visit depends on where you live. This cyclical climate phenomenon centered in the Pacific Ocean triggers different kinds of weird weather...
Forte, Niners Super as Expected, 49ers Roll over Chargers 49-26
Steve Young simply wanted to get out from under the shadow of Joe Montana.He did more than that Sunday, obliterating it with six touchdown passes as the San Francisco 49ers overwhelmed San Diego 49-26 to become the first team to win five Super Bowls.Young's...
Forte Niners Young's 6 Equal 49ers' 5: 49-26
So you expected something different? After all the words, the mounds of analysis, the world's longest halftime show - the result was what almost everybody anticipated.The Bolts got bashed - 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX.These San Francisco 49ers may not go...
Forte, Niners Young's 6 Equal 49ers 5: 49-26
So you expected something different? After all the words, the mounds of analysis, the world's longest halftime show - the result was what almost everybody anticipated.The Bolts got bashed.These San Francisco 49ers may not be remembered as one of the...
Good Pitch from the President
President Bill Clinton's call for new moves to end the baseball strike may be the last best effort to avoid a blunder of catastrophic proportions. Baseball's reservoir of good will has just about run dry, and any misguided attempts by teams to open the...
Gop Governors Flex Majority Muscle They Scrap Democrats' Welfare Reform Plan
Republicans flexed their new muscles at the National Governors' Association meeting on Sunday by scuttling a welfare reform proposal favored by the Democrats.Republican governors adopted a block-grant scheme closely resembling the Republican proposal...
Gop High on Charter School Plan New Majority Aims Bill at Local Districts
A new kind of school is on the horizon in Illinois.The new Republican majority in the Illinois House has put education reform near the top of their list of fast-track agenda items that they hope to pass in the first 60 days of the session.A cornerstone...
Handicapping the Presidential Sweepstakes in '96
If any words should bring a rare smile to Democratic lips these days, it is these: President Dan Quayle.Yes, he's back. It's official. Almost. Quayle is throwing his hat in the ring, a tiding of great joy for President Bill Clinton, I would imagine....
Hands-On Education Students `Slosh' through Water and Writing for the Sake of Nature, Publication, Learning
Chemistry for Life and Writing for Publication are classes for the real world.The two classes started this fall at Northwest High School. Both classes turn the usual high-school routine on its head. Instead of sitting through class, taking notes and...
He Rejects Wife's Lotion; Wants Something Stronger
Q: My hands feel like leather. They are dry, rough, red and chapped. It's my own darn fault because I wash my hands so often trying to avoid catching a cold or the flu. I work in a large office where it seems everyone is sniffling or sneezing.I have...
He's Got Seniority 66-Year-Old Grad of Chiropractic College Is Fulfilling His Dream of Helping People
Dick Davis considers himself living proof that people don't have to fade away after age 60.Four years ago, he enrolled in Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield. Last year, he graduated magna cum laude. This month, Davis, 66, began seeing patients...
Homeowners Urge Traffic Crackdown Committee to Draft Plans; Panel Will Pick Solution
Residents of Latonka Trail and Patricia Ridge in Black Jack want to block cut-through traffic, which they consider disruptive and dangerous.The Black Jack ordinance committee is expected to have a draft ready before the next council meeting. The ordinance...
Home, Sweet Hoiberg Iowans Consider Cyclones Star State Treasure
What seems now to be pure destiny could well have been otherwise for Iowa State basketball star Fred Hoiberg. Temptation galore was dangled before him - but he stayed here, 30 miles north of Des Moines, which is a word away from "desolate" in the dictionary.There...
Hot Seat: Dixon Lends Expertise in Base Closings
ALAN J. DIXON, the former U.S. senator from Belleville, knows he'll get some pressure from old friends who want to save Scott Air Force Base and the Army's Charles Melvin Price Support Center while he serves as chairman of this year's military base-closure...
Housewarming over; Canucks Soil Blues' Welcome Mat
On Thursday night, happy fans jammed Kiel Center. Laser lights punctuated the player introductions, cheerful mimes patrolled the concourse and the Blues dumped the Los Angeles Kings 3-1.It was a party for the ages. But just 48 hours later, reality set...
How about Campaign Finance Reform?
President Bill Clinton has signed the Congressional Accountability Act, requiring Congress to observe the laws it imposes on others. The law, the first of the new Congress, was billed as a way to make Congress more responsive. But it lacked an important...
How Preparing Improves Holidays
Dear Open Mind: Now that the holidays have come and gone, I can't help wondering if people enjoy all the chaos as much as they seem to. I'm always tired, broke and emotionally drained. If everything isn't done perfectly I'm consumed with guilt. I'm still...
Ice Charades: Popularity Blurs Skating's Future TV Keeps Demanding More Events, but Many Aren't Sanctioned by Isu
IN THE LAST three months, there have been so many televised figure skating competitions with such a blur of rules they have run together into one big Outdoor World Pro Gold Championship Pro-Am Skate America U.S. Open North American Team Challenge of...
Ice Cream Truck Driver Serves Up `Good Spiel'
The clanging of the ice cream truck bell, a harbinger of warmer weather in suburbia almost as reliable as the robin, may return this year to Fenton neighborhoods.Mayor Joe Maurath said his city had banned the trucks in residential areas in 1982 after...
Illinois: Land of Lincoln, Home of Officeholders State Has Greatest Number of Elected Officials
Are you getting too many insect bites? Toss out the mosquito abatement board.Is the hook-and-ladder truck painted green when you prefer red? Nail the fire district trustees at the next election.Did the street light burn out? Fix it with your vote.If...
In the Game with 7 Stores and a Catalog, Soccer Master Sets New Goals
Emil Brcic would have loved to go into a store like Soccer Master in the 1940s, when he first fell in love with soccer as a youth.A Soccer Master would have come in handy later, too, when Brcic and his wife, Shirley, were forever outfitting three sons...
Israel Extends the Closure of Its Borders Muslims Angered by Use of Dogs at Roadblocks
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER Yitzhak Rabin told his Cabinet on Sunday that Islamic terrorism has put peace with the Palestinians at a crossroads.The Cabinet extended the closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip for at least another week, saying the closure...
Jagr Helps Push Penguins to 5-0
Jaromir Jagr extended his goal-scoring streak to five games and had two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins moved to their fifth successive National Hockey League win - 4-1 over the Washington Capitals in Landover, Md.Kevin Stevens, Jagr and Ron Francis...
Janney: Pine Time to Prime Time? Maybe
With the O.J. Simpson trial still in recess Sunday, inquiring minds turned their attention to the next-most-celebrated saga gripping the sports world: the Craig Janney affair.And the latest is: Janney is back.At least, he was at practice Sunday. The...
Jazz Man Goes out in New Orleans Style `Remember Me Happy,' Edgar Stemmler Had Urged
Edgar S. Stemmler, jazz musician and singer, always said he didn't want a funeral. He wanted a celebration of life built around a jazz party, and that's what he got - a Dixieland memorial service.Stemmler died Jan. 10 of cancer. He was 60. Before he...
J. Carrington; Was Longtime State Lawmaker
James M. Carrington, a longtime state representative from St. Louis and a newspaper photographer, died Saturday (Jan. 28, 1995) of infirmities at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County. He was 90.Mr. Carrington served in the Missouri...
Keeping Posted
Collegiate Entrepreneur Award Is Seeking New Candidates</P><P>The eighth annual Collegiate Entrepreneur Award is looking for candidates. The award is co-sponsored by the Missouri Small Business Development Centers and the Jefferson Smurfit...
Keeping Posted What's Happening
BLOOD DRIVEBelleville: St. Elizabeth's Hospital and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old, and be in good general health.Place: Centennial Room, St. Elizabeth's Hospital,...
Killing Fields Drying Up; Neighborhood Rebounding Dwindling Gang Warfare Giving Resident of Mcree Town Hope
Their deadly credo was simple: You shoot me today, I'll shoot you tomorrow - or my buddies will.Police say that summed up what drove a feud between two factions of a gang called the "Darkside." During 19 bloody months in the McRee Town neighborhood,...
Lilah Contini: Joyful Song, Colorful Life
Lilah Contini uses the word passion often. It's no wonder. The 70-year-old St. Charles resident's enthusiasms are many and varied. She is a singer who performs with the St. Charles Choral Society and an artist of eight years whose work hangs in galleries...
Local Favorites Are Winners at Cousin Hugo's
Recent remodeling has put a new look on the interior, with more comfortable dining areas and even tablecloths, but from the outside, the white frame building on Laclede Station Road still looks like a classic roadhouse, the sort of place our mothers...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Making Right Choice of Executor and Keeping Harmony
Q. I am an elderly widow with about $400,000 in assets. I've decided it's time to make a will but I have a dilemna. As I understand it, I would have to name an executor and I can't think of anyone but my children. I have two sons; one near me and the...
Mandela Picks Team to Rebuild S. Africa's Troubled Police Force
President Nelson Mandela named a multiracial team on Sunday to rebuild a police force weakened by racism, low morale and its own dark past.Mandela appointed George Fivaz, a white police general with nearly 30 years of experience, to the new post of national...
Mayor: Annexation Is `Opportunity' Some Businessmen Disagree, See Just `Another Layer of Taxes with No Benefits'
Kirkwood Mayor Marge Schramm says the annexation of Keyes Summit "is an opportunity to broaden the tax base." It would bring government closer to the people of that area, she says.But owners of businesses in Tree Court Industrial Park, which would become...
Mexican Bailout Not Justified
We could all use $40 billion every now and then. Why are we going to use it to bail out Mexico? "It's in our national interest" is the wonderful, lofty phrase that says absolutely nothing.wpsNo doubt some American financiers who went out on a limb with...
Minority Democrats Are Facing Obstacles Parallel Seen in Chicago Mayor's Troubles
Bobby Rush finds a parallel between the Democrats' new and unfamiliar position as the minority party in the House and the "Council Wars" in Chicago more than a decade ago.Rush recalled the obstacles the late Mayor Harold Washington faced early on with...
Monday Memo
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?We don't know, but today the chicken will bat in the leadoff spot.Out in Golden, Colo., math teacher BOB SWAIN was watching TV one fine day when he happened across an ad for BOSTON CHICKEN INC.The ad proclaimed...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
This morning's Eye Openers are brought to you by . . . nah, who'd want to buy advertising space the day after the Super Bowl. *****DAVE BARRY, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist for the Miami Herald, worked himself into somewhat...
New Frontenac Clothier Stresses Comfort with Style
A clothier that accents comfort for the comfortable crowd is on its way to St. Louis, where it plans to open a store in late March or early April in Plaza Frontenac.The store is called Harold's and so is its catalog, with the subtitle "Easy, comfortable...
Niners' Norton Is Star of Historic Three-Ring Circus
The San Francisco organization has won five Super Bowls, more than any other team in National Football League history.But 49ers linebacker Ken Norton Jr. is the envy of even his joyful teammates after Sunday's 49-26 Super Bowl thrashing of San Diego....
Ninth-Ranked Razorbacks Reign over No. 5 Kentucky
Scotty Thurman's jumper with 11 seconds to play gave No. 9 Arkansas a 94-92 victory over No. 5 Kentucky Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark. The loss was the Wildcats' first in the Southeastern Conference.Arkansas (16-4, 5-3) was playing for the first time...
Norton Is Star of Three-Ring Circus
The San Francisco 49ers organization has won five Super Bowls, more than any other team in National Football League history.But 49ers linebacker Ken Norton Jr. was the envy of even his joyful teammates after Sunday's 49-26 Super Bowl thrashing of San...
Obituaries
Carl E. FosterCarl E. Foster, 84, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (Jan. 25, 1995) at St. Charles Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. Foster was a self-employed truck driver.The funeral was scheduled to be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Baue Funeral Home,...
Outcry from Readers over Reading at Table
Dear Ann Landers: I just read your advice to the Iowa wife whose husband reads a magazine or works a crossword puzzle in her face when they are having dinner out. I couldn't believe my eyes.You told the wife to clip off-beat articles from magazines and...
Parsley Can Be More Than Just a Garnish
PARSLEY IS hardly an ingredient about which cooks tend to wax grandiloquent. Indeed, to most people, it's merely a decoration, a splash of green to color a plate. Basil stole our hearts during the pesto craze of the 1980s. Cilantro became the darling...
People
Sayonara "Seinfeld"?JERRY SEINFELD, whose hit sitcom is about to air its 100th episode, isn't sure how long the series will last."I think that even the best TV series has a healthy life of five to eight years," he says in the Feb. 4 issue of TV Guide....
Peso's Plunge Expected to Mean Major U.S. Job Loss
The plunge of the peso and the sharp drop in Mexicans' purchasing power will cost tens of thousands of jobs in the United States, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas estimates.Private economists say the damage to the U.S. economy will be even greater.The...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area: VIOLENT DEATHSKinloch: A teen-ager was killed and a 19-year-old man shot in the chest about 9 p.m. Saturday at Lurch Street and Martin Luther...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSKinloch: A 16-year-old youth was killed and his 19-year-old friend...
Quick-Cooking Pork Stew Is Loaded with Flavor
WINTER STEW simmers on the stove for hours, filling the kitchen with a tempting aroma while everyone relaxes and passes the time. This is as likely a scenario as sitting down to a luscious, fat-free hot fudge sundae.While everyone craves the deep, rich...
Reading Ave. Storm Water Work Ok'd
The Maryland Heights City Council has authorized Fred M. Luth & Sons to begin the Reading Avenue storm-water drainage-improvement project.Before the vote, Councilman Dan Johnson, 3rd Ward, said he had documented only four complaints on storm-water problems...
Ready to Wed? Here's How to Buy the Right Rock
Q. I think my boyfriend is about to pop the question, which means ring shopping is around the corner.I have heard many horror stories on the network news magazines about people getting ripped off by diamond dealers and jewelers, plus there was the chemical...
Reflections about a Wonderful Life
THIS IS THE column my bosses once advised me not to write.It was too soon and too personal, they said, and might cause regrets. At the time they were probably right.Those fears have dissolved in the four years since. There were 48 months for things...
Report on Needs Sought before Bond Decision Board Requests Outlook for Classroom Space, Technology
In an effort to decide if the district needs a bond issue, the Rockwood School Board has directed administrators to provide a report on the district's need for new schools, classroom additions, updated technology and other capital improvements.The board...
Residents Flee Devastating Floods in Europe
RIVERS IN WESTERN Europe rose to near or above record levels Sunday, driving hundreds more people from their homes and shutting down factories.At least six people have been reported missing and two dead in a third consecutive winter of flooding in France....
Residents Protest Development Plans Houses Called Threat to Property Values
Dave Kastrup and his neighbors in Runnymede, a subdivision on the northern edge of St. Charles, again are casting a wary eye westward toward property that once again is the subject of a controversial subdivision proposal.What's ironic for Kastrup is...
Reveling in Sweet Sisterhood `Little Women' Turns into Chance for Female Bonding
IS THERE bliss greater than this: Sitting in a dark movie theater with your mother or your best woman friend, tears running down your cheeks, passing the tissues back and forth?Jennifer Loncola and her mother, Judy Eichstaedt, don't think there is, which...
R. Froeschner; Pastor, Civic Leader Here
The Rev. Dr. Robert H. Froeschner, longtime pastor and civic official here, died Thursday (Jan. 26, 1995) at St. Luke's Hospital after a long illness. He was 76.Dr. Froeschner was pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, Grand Boulevard and Lee...
Rice Gets Charged Up for a Banner Evening 49ers Star Grabs 6 Career Super Bowl Marks
Tears streamed down Jerry Rice's cheeks during the national anthem. And not because of Kathie Lee Gifford's "rousing" rendition."I was just so caught up in the football game emotionally," Rice said. "I'm so happy just to have the opportunity to be here...