St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 19, 1995

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After Bumpy Flight, Tigers Kiss Ground, Smack Jackson St
Harrowing flights through raging storms in Mississippi on Wednesday evening left the Missouri Tigers queasy. On the first of MU's three charter planes, in fact, the turbulence left sophomore Derek Grimm vomiting."It seemed like a roller-coaster ride,"...
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Alexander Won't Seek Finance Position County Executive Receives Letter Rejecting the Post
Terry Alexander, 46, considered by many as the likely choice to become the first director of St. Charles County's new Department of Finance, has made it official. He doesn't want the job.In a letter to County Executive Joe Ortwerth, Alexander said he...
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All aboard for 1st Train to Spring: Junior League Flower Show
It's back. No, not spring, but that annual forerunner to spring, the St. Louis Flower Show, sponsored by the Junior League of St. Louis. This year's show will be the fifth and will be held again at Cervantes Convention Center, Jan. 27-29.The advisory...
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Allen Quits Board to Take Part-Time Post
John Allen has given up his seat on the Woodson Terrace Board of Aldermen to take a part-time job enforcing the housing code.Allen, a longtime alderman from the 2nd Ward, submitted his resignation effective immediately in a letter dated Jan 11. Aldermen...
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Animal Doctor
Protect your dog in frigid weather:</P><P>Snow can cause dogs problems, especially those with long fur between their toes. So trim the fur short to prevent snow from getting caught in the fur and forming ice-balls, which can make walking...
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Another Herd of Rams Rules at Riverview
Rams Fever has brought a pulse to the St. Louis sports community.And the Rams from Riverview Gardens have brought new life to area high school basketball.Riding a five-game winning streak, and with 11 victories in their last 12 games, the Riverview Gardens...
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A Rift in Rockwood Schools Financial Disputes Put Wedge between Superintendent, Board
Forty third-graders in the Rockwood School District spend their days going to class in two trailers because their school lacks enough space for its 600 students. The school, Chesterfield Elementary, is in an affluent area of west St. Louis County.New...
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As Modern Fools Rush in, Angels Get Their Bread
IT ONLY TAKES a glance at this week's New York Times best-seller list to know that there are souls to be claimed and money to be made on America's spiritual crisis.Leading the pack of nonfiction paperbacks is "Embraced By the Light," about Betty J. Eadie's...
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Audit Faults Illinois Child Support System
This may not surprise many single parents, but collecting child support in Illinois is as confounding as Rubik's cube, a brain-teasing puzzle, the state's auditor general said Wednesday.With child support collection duties fragmented among a dozen public...
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Author! Author! Book Signings, Etc
KATY Trail Craft Mall: Off I-70, Marthasville, Mo. (314-433-2265). 2 p.m. Jan. 21: Romance and mystery writer Marjorie Eatock reviews her soon-to-be-published book, "A Second Sunrise." $5 includes refreshments. Left Bank Books: 399 N. Euclid Ave. (367-6731)....
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Belle Starr Playhouse Owner Much like Theater's Namesake Next Production, `on Golden Pond,' Scheduled for Jan. 28
"The petticoat terror of the plains" is what they called 19th century sharpshooter Belle Starr. Starr, the daughter of a wealthy hotel owner from Carthage, Mo., supposedly toted six-guns over her velvet skirt, rode with the infamous Younger brothers,...
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Books on Tape
"BLACK CROSS" A novel by Greg Iles (6 hours, abridged, Penguin-HighBridge, $23.95)For a man of principle, choosing between right and wrong is often predetermined by standards already set. Circumstances be damned.That's the way Dr. Mark McConnell feels...
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Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Aid Offered For Study Of Fire Service In County</P><P>The Greater St. Louis Area Fire Chiefs Association and Town and Country Mayor Peggy W. Symes have offered their help in any study of consolidating fire protection...
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Briefs
MissouriSPRINGFIELD10 Guardsmen Leave For Month's Duty In HaitiTen Missouri National Guard soldiers from the Springfield area have deployed to Haiti - the first Army National Guard soldiers called to serve in that country.The 10 belong to the 1107th...
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Briefs
WorldISRAELRabin Requires Approval For West Bank HousingAttempting to defuse a crisis over Jewish settlements, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Wednesday that all new housing starts in the occupied West Bank must get full Cabinet approval.Rabin made...
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Bugs on Christmas Tree? No Need to Panic; Just Vacuum
Q: We always like to leave our tree up as long as possible after Christmas. Imagine my surprise this morning when I noticed dark insects on the wall beside the tree. Looking closely at the branches, I noticed there are bugs all over the tree too. Help.A:...
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Carnahan Wants More Prisons State of State Speech Conservative in Tone
Missouri must add 6,504 beds for its exploding prison population, and most of them can be financed through growth in state revenue, Gov. Mel Carnahan said Wednesday.In his State of the State message, Carnahan proposed two new prisons - including a men's...
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Chechen Forces Make Gains against Russians Chance for Cease-Fire Appears to Fade
Chechen soldiers recaptured Grozny's train station on Wednesday and were fighting to regain the central market. The push was close to wiping out the gains made by Russia's army in the last two weeks.Chances of a cease-fire, scheduled for Wednesday night,...
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Cincy Guard Estafys out of Hollering Range
LaZelle Durden surely didn't walk into the Cincinnati basketball program unaware. He grew up in Toledo, Ohio, only a couple of hundred miles from the Shoemaker Center on the Cincinnati campus.That's plenty close enough to hear Bearcats coach Bob Huggins."I...
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City Hopes to Take Second Swing at Annexation Final Decision Awaits Report by Consultant, Long-Term Plan
St. Charles is taking a second look at trying to annex 1,140 acres east and southwest of the city limits.The city has its eye on property that includes seven small subdivisions, a working quarry, a concrete company, a 103-acre tract owned by Station...
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Classical Guitar's Classic Performer
LIKE MANY aspiring jazz guitarists who came of age in the late 1930s, Charlie Byrd had a fling with the electric guitar. He became fascinated with the then-new electric instruments introduced by Charlie Christian and Les Paul.One afternoon in 1949, Byrd...
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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 at the Soulard Mardi Gras "Fete de Clowns" Masked Ball, 8 p.m., $23 in advance, $25 at door. Information: 773-6767.AMERICAN...
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Cops Betrayed Cochran Tenants
Three St. Louis police officers have now been formally accused of accepting pay for security work they did not perform at the Cochran Gardens housing development. Authorities say some police officers would punch time cards for others who never showed...
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Council Fails to Approve Exceptions for Driveways
The matter of gravel versus concrete or asphalt is still unresolved as the Bridgeton City Council failed to approve exceptions for nearly 200 homes with gravel driveways.The council tabled a proposal to add an exemption to the city's building code that...
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Councilman Calling for Term Limits
The term-limit bandwagon is rolling into St. Louis County - in the form of a proposed eight-year maximum for the county executive and a 12-year ceiling for County Council members.Councilman Kurt Odenwald, R-Shrewsbury, is offering the idea. He wants...
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Court Oks Frequent Flier Suit
Customers can sue an airline that cuts back benefits for frequent-flier miles they already have saved, the Supreme Court said Wednesday.The 6-2 ruling allows a breach-of-contract claim to proceed against American Airlines, inventor of the popular frequent-flier...
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Cover-Up of Assault by Federal Agents
It's not so much that the FBI's response to the horrifying siege by various federal agencies against Randy Weaver (a white separatist living in a secluded plywood cabin in northern Idaho) - 12 agents getting mild punishments ranging from letters in their...
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Democrats Fear a Balanced Budget
Addressing the subject of a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, President Bill Clinton's choice to be the Democratic National Committee's rhetorician, demonstrates why he may not be quite right for that role.Dodd...
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Democrats, Gop End Truce, Reduce House to Shouting Match Republican Accused of Gagging Opponents
The short-lived honeymoon between the Democrats and the Republicans now in charge of Congress for the first time in 40 years ended Wednesday in a shouting match.In the first big partisan uproar after three weeks of relative peace, a Democratic congresswoman...
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Demoted City Ems Chief Quits Two Women Accused Him of Asking Them to Bare Their Breasts
Rodney Dreifuss, who ran the St. Louis Emergency Medical Service for eight years, has quit his job with the city. He was demoted last summer to paramedic after two women accused him of asking them to bare their breasts.Dreifuss was demoted Aug. 25 and...
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District Enrollment Expected to Require an Increase in Money
The Fort Zumwalt School District will be asking voters for money to handle the continuing rapid growth in enrollment, the superintendent says."With all the building and additions, we're going to be in pretty good shape," said Superintendent Bernard J....
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Don't Let Airlines Skimp on Safety
In the tough financial environment of the airline industry today, no carrier can afford to overlook cost savings. Hence, most major lines have sought and received waivers from the Federal Aviation Administration permitting them not to carry inflatable...
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Drips and Drops Can Make a Big Splash
Dear Percy Ross: I recently learned that my old friend, Patrick, had written you. He was asking for enough money so he could give his two teen-age children gifts for their birthdays. They don't live with him, but it seems Pat hasn't had the money to...
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Earthquake Assistance
To find a loved one:The St. Louis Bi-State Chapter of the American Red Cross will help trace people in the area hit by the earthquake. For information, call 658-2000 anytime.Christine Rother with the Japan America Society of St. Louis can provide information...
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Edison's Top Two to Quit in Spring
Edison Brothers Stores Inc., whose shoe and clothing stores dot malls across the country, said Wednesday that its top two executives will retire this spring after eight years of leading the company.Chairman Andrew E. Newman, 50, and President Martin...
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Excerpts from Gov. Carnahan's Speech Topics Include Economy, Crime
Here are excerpts from the "State of the State" address that Missouri Gov.r Mel Carnahan delivered in Jefferson City on Wednesday:MR. PRESIDENT, Mr. Speaker, Mr. President Pro Tem, distinguished state officials, members of the 88th General Assembly and...
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Fans Go on Feeding Frenzy for Tickers Football Phone Lines Are Sizzling
For two hours, Michael Miller called and called and called. . . .Then, touchdown!Miller, who lives in Mehlville and works nights as a supervisor on the Casino Queen riverboat, got through on 436-RAMS shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday."The lines have been...
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Fans Go on Feeding Frenzy for Tickets Football Phone Lines Are Sizzling
For two hours, Michael Miller called and called and called. . . .Then, touchdown!Miller got through on 436-RAMS shortly after 1 p.m. Wednesday, just one of more than 6,000 callers jamming phone lines at FANS Inc. in the past two days. Football fans called...
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Fans Jam Phone Lines Seeking Psls
Now that the Rams have committed to St. Louis, it's time to come up with the money.That's where personal seat licenses come in, a tactic first used by Charlotte, N.C., in securing an expansion National Football League franchise in 1993.The license, a...
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Fire District Asking Voters for Tax Hike Money Would Be Used for New Equipment, Director Says
The Union Fire Protection District is looking for voter help in buying new, more efficient equipment, says Keith Oltmann, a director of the district.On Feb. 7, the district wants voters to increase the tax rate for operations by 12 cents for each $100...
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For Those Who Give a Hoot, Owl Prowl Proves Lots of Fun
If ever there was a perfect setting for an owl prowl it was a recent night at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area in St. Charles County.A sharp chill hung in the air - just the way owls like it, especially the barred owls owl prowlers were...
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Genie in a Pill Bottle Bottle-Cap Chip Keeps Tabs on Patients' Doses
A tiny computer embedded in a drug bottle cap is a high-tech firm's answer to one of medicine's most vexing problems - patients who don't take their prescriptions.The SmartCap, made by Aprex Corp., beeps when it's time for you to take your pills and...
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Gift of Books for Children Arrives
The schoolchildren of East St. Louis got a special delivery this week, a tractor-trailer filled with 15,000 colorful books of barnyard animals - Lambchop and other childhood favorites that delight young imaginations.The books are a gift from the Educate...
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Gingrich Speaks out on Women's Combat Role
WOMEN AREN'T MEANT for traditional military combat because "females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days." But they might be better than men at a missile-targeting computer because "males are biologically driven to go out and hunt...
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Good Way to Stay Healthy: Try Vegetable Gardening
Brussels sprouts were not my favorite food as a 4-year-old. Even if I had known then about their high nutritional value, I still wouldn't have liked them.But mothers know better. Why else would mine have made me stay at the table gumming the vile little...
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Hollywood Circus Comes to Patty Duke's Town
TO HEAR Patty Duke tell it, the Northern Idaho town of Coeur d'Alene will be holding its collective breath until May, when NBC announces its fall TV season.Normally, Hollywood and Coeur d'Alene have as much in common as the Jacksons - Michael and Andrew.That's...
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House Panel to Weigh Republican Crime Bill
Crime goes back on the national legislative agenda today, as a House subcommittee begins hearings on a Republican crime bill that emphasizes prison over prevention and makes it harder for felons to appeal their convictions.Much of the bill is a scaled-down,...
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House Panel to Weigh Republican Crime Bill Proposal Boosts Prisons, Limits Prevention
CRIME GOES back on the national legislative agenda today as a House subcommittee begins hearings on a Republican bill that emphasizes prison over prevention and makes it harder for felons to appeal their convictions.Much of the bill is a scaled-down,...
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Hunan and Peking: Dishes That Are Worth Waiting For
THE next time you're eating out and dinner is slow to arrive, pretend you're at the Hunan and Peking, eating steamed duck with sour plums. And how could you not wait patiently for something described as "a delicately prepared dish of no rush"?"Delicate"...
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Hyperparathyroidism Can Become Dicey after 50
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have been diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. My doctor says it's a problem with small glands behind my thyroid gland. They have enlarged nodules, causing my blood calcium to rise. The doctor recommends removal of those nodules to...
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Illinois Child Support System a Maze, Audit Finds
This may not surprise many single parents, but collecting child support in Illinois is as confounding as Rubik's cube, a brain-teasing puzzle, the state's auditor general said Wednesday.With child support collection duties fragmented among a dozen public...
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Incorporate Wildwood by March 1, Backers Say Proponents Ask Westfall for Assurances before Feb. 7 Vote
Supporters of the proposed city of Wildwood want the county to put the city in business on March 1 if they win an incorporation election on Feb. 7.They also want the county to drop its appeal to the state Supreme Court of a court decision that called...
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Indictment of Malcolm X's Daughter Recalls Intrigues of the '60S
Hey, did you hear about the indictment of Malcolm X's daughter?" I asked the bureau chief of the newspaper where I work."No-o-o-o . . .," he muttered as he eyed me warily, as if wondering whether I was about to unleash a joke of exceptionally bad taste."No...
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Internet Is Boon in Quake Computer Network Helps Track Survivors
With Japanese phone lines tied up or destroyed in Tuesday's quake and no way of knowing the fate of a friend, the only place Donald Burr could turn for help was his computer terminal."My roommate and I DESPERATELY need to know if a very special Japanese...
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In the Spotlight
Corie BrandonRiverview Gardens basketball playerYear In School:SeniorHeight: 6 feet.Weight: 165 pounds.Position: Guard.Statistics: In three games at the Coca-Cola/Fontbonne Classic, Brandon totaled 68 points, 20 assists and 24 steals as he led Riverview...
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Iron Mike Puts Away His Whip
At Mizzou's Journalism School, they used to tell a parable about a former erudite dean.One day, he was in a warm debate when his opponent suddenly claimed victory.The dean had just contradicted his own opinion, as recorded years before. When confronted,...
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`I Thought It Was the End of the World'
One year after the Los Angeles area was shaken by a major earthquake, it was Japan's turn to feel the full effect of nature - and experience the inevitable futility when human accomplishments are leveled by Earth's most basic force. The quake measuring...
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Jazz Wins at Detroit; Road Streak Up to 14
Karl Malone scored 17 of his 31 points in the third quarter to lead the Utah Jazz to its 14th consecutive road victory Wednesday night, 99-86 over the Detroit Pistons.The Jazz, which is two road victories shy of tying the Los Angeles' Lakers National...
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Joplin Loses Big with Securities Investments
The city's long-term investment portfolio has lost $15.6 million on the volatile investments known as derivatives, the city manager said Wednesday.The city finance director, Linda Sharp, has resigned and a law firm in Kansas City has been hired to see...
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Judge Admits 911 Call, Evidence of Domestic Violence in Simpson Trial
The jury in the O.J. Simpson trial will be allowed to hear evidence that he abused Nicole Brown Simpson, including details of a 911 call she made as he broke down her door, the judge ruled Wednesday in a major victory for the prosecution.Most of the...
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Jury Can Hear Evidence Pointing to Abuse by Simpson, Judge Rules
O.J. Simpson's jury will be allowed to hear evidence that he abused Nicole Brown Simpson, including details of a frantic 911 call she made as he broke down her door, the judge ruled Wednesday in a major victory for the prosecution.Most of the domestic...
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Just How Much Is a Beautiful Face Worth?
MODELS ARE LIVING fashion. Unlike clothes, which can be nipped and tucked from season to season to keep designers abreast of the trends, the girls can stand only so much alteration until they start looking too tired.The ones the cameras and press love...
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Kansas Holds off K-State No. 7 Jayhawks Pull Away for 78-74 Win
Kansas State's 17 victories at Kansas are the most by any team on the Jayhawks' home court.The Wildcats were threatening to make it 18 Wednesday night before Sean Pearson put in a long 3-pointer to finally give the seventh-ranked Jayhawks breathing room...
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Kobe Residents Quietly Pick Up Pieces of Lives
Stepping among the fallen beams and crumbling plaster, the cold and weary city residents tried today to collect the broken pieces of their homes and their lives today.Many sought shelter in schools, cars, municipal buildings and hospitals.They stood...
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Ladue's Mayor Spink `Moving On' in April
IN ONE EAR: Ladue Mayor Edith Spink has made it official - she will not seek re-election, after 20 years in office. The area's longest-serving mayor will retire in April. "I felt it was important in the past few years to stay on to preserve our community...
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Late Senator's Campaign Funds Used to Endow Scholarship $49,655 Is Sam Vadalabene's Final Gift to Siu at Edwardsville
When he was state senator, Sam Vadalabene was the best friend Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville ever had.And even though he died last May, Vadalabene's family made sure that the man called "Senator Sam" would keep on contributing to his beloved...
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Lawmakers Put the Kibosh on Honorary Resolutions
Fifty years of matrimony. A 70-foot catsup bottle. A sanitary district with a spotless record. For years, the Illinois Legislature commended such things with honorary resolutions.No more.Lawmakers in the Senate and the House have decided to ax honorary...
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Legislators Seek to Expand Sex-Crime Registration Law
A new Illinois law that requires people convicted of major sex crimes against children to register with the State Police may be expanded to include people convicted of sex crimes against adults as well.State Rep. Jay C. Hoffman, D-Collinsville, who helped...
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Lesser Quakes Can Do More Harm Than the `Big One'
Like Southern California, Japan is waiting for its "Big One" - a devastating earthquake emanating from a major fault and measuring at least 8.0 or higher on the open-ended Richter scale.Tuesday's earthquake that hit Kobe and other cities is the worst...
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Lines of Modernism an Exhibition of Drawings by German Artists Comes to the Art Museum
FIFTY YEARS ago was the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. The Soviet army had broken through the Eastern Front, and by the end of January 1945, the Russians were at the Oder River, about 50 miles from Berlin. The capture of Silesia, where Germany...
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Look Who's Calling Whom Elitist
For those who think the arts are elitist and deserve not a farthing of federal funds, here are some numbers. Last year, this city's Metropolitan Museum of Art tc drew 4.6 million people, more than all the city's sports teams combined. A single exhibition,...
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Losing Rams Just Latest Setback for la Area
Somewhere in Brooklyn, an elderly man with real memories of the Boys of Summer wears a small, satisfied smile and reflects privately that what goes around does indeed come around.Somewhere in Oakland, a large man dismounts a silver-and-black Harley,...
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Lost Art No Longer, Paleolithic Paintings Are Dazzling Cave Art Called One of Century's Top Discoveries
In the mountains of southern France, where humans habitually have hunted and produced art, explorers have discovered an underground cave full of Stone Age paintings, so beautifully made and well preserved that experts are calling it one of the archaeological...
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Mayor Objects, but Board Oks Occupancy Permit
When is a two-bedroom house not a two-bedroom house? When the building code says it isn't.Charles Washington bought a house at 7003 Edison Street in Velda City from Beneficial Mortgage Co. after the company repossessed the house last February.Beneficial...
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Mcdonnell Is Flying High over 51% Profit Increase
McDonnell Douglas Corp. soared to record heights last year and expects to fare even better this year.McDonnell posted a profit of $598 million, up 51 percent from a year earlier."From our standpoint, 1994 was just a smashing year," said Herbert J. Lanese,...
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Memphis Is Winning, but Fans Are Dwindling
These are both wonderful and confusing times for the Memphis Tigers.As for the wonderful, look no further than 6-foot-11 freshman Lorenzen Wright and 6-10 junior David Vaughn. They present the most imposing inside duo in the Great Midwest Conference...
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Memphis Winning, but Fans Dwindling
These are both wonderful and confusing times for the Memphis Tigers.As for the wonderful, look no further than 6-foot-11 freshman Lorenzen Wright and 6-10 junior David Vaughn. They present the most imposing inside duo in the Great Midwest Conference...
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Money Missing $3,816 in Bond Revenue Never Made It to Coffers
A state audit has found at least $3,816 missing from bond money paid to the city of Northwoods from 1991 to 1993.The auditors uncovered the missing money during a regularly scheduled audit of the city's municipal court."These misappropriations went undetected...
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Morning Briefing
Zam's Chief Exec Quits After 9 1/2 Months On JobZam's Inc. said Wednesday that Dennis H. Barron, its chief executive for 9 1/2 months, is leaving the company. Zam's gave no reason for his departure. Ronald C. Giguere is the new chief executive.Barron's...
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Morning Briefing
With our Spoon-fed Billikens preparing for war at the University of Cincinnati tonight, let's hearken back to one of the great moments in college basketball history.On this day in 1977, Cincinnati guard BRIAN WILLIAMS found himself driving alone to the...
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Mother Charged in Killing Is Using `Battered Defense'
An attorney has raised the "battered woman syndrome" in defense of a mother from Wood River charged in the beating death of her 2-year-old son.Special Public Defender Stephanie Robbins of Madison County has asked the court to pay an expert to testify...
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Mother Knows Best Eat Your Vegetables-And Grow Them, Too
BRUSSELS sprouts were not my favorite food as a 4-year-old. Even if I had known then about their high nutritional value, I still wouldn't have liked them.But mothers know better. Why else would mine have made me stay at the table gumming the vile little...
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Mr. Carnahan's Modest Agend
At one point in his third annual state-of-the-state address to the Missouri General Assembly on Wednesday, Gov. Mel Carnahan noted that the programs and changes he is advocating for the 1996 fiscal year will "help make government work harder, smarter...
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New Bank Planned in O'fallon 8 Business People Buy 3 Acres, Seek $3 Million in Capital
Eight Metro East area business people are establishing a new community bank just south of Lincoln Highway on Hartman Lane in O'Fallon.They plan to call it MidAmerica Bank of St. Clair County, which, they point out, is similar to the name of the new Mid-America...
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New Homes Soar in '94; Economy Is Still Surging
More houses were built in St. Louis last year than in any year since 1972, the region's builders said Wednesday.Higher interest rates couldn't deter St. Louisans determined to buy houses after waiting out the recession and the 1993 flood.Meanwhile, the...
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Newt Mulls Women's Roles Gingrich's College Course Gets Specific on Gender
Women aren't meant for traditional military combat because "females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days." But they might be better than men at a missile-targeting computer because "males are biologically driven to go out and hunt...
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No Kidding - Bats Are Actually Good for Us
WELL, the bat people have spoken.Recently, I announced I didn't want a bat kit for Christmas. (I didn't get one.) But the response in support of bats has been overwhelming. Writers have the animals doing everything from bringing peace to the world to...
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Officials Consider Closing Pool at Musick Park
A diminishing budget has forced Hazelwood officials to look at expenses, and one being closely scrutinized is Musick Park Pool at Latty and North Hanley roads.Built in 1973 with a grant for land and water conservation, the pool had restrictions, says...
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Officials Pushing Expansion of Grade School Election Is Scheduled for Feb. 7 on $450,000 Bond Issue
Festus school officials are so eager to get a five-classroom addition to the grade school completed this year that they have taken several steps to speed construction.The School Board has:Scheduled an election for Feb. 7 to seek voter approval for a...
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Official Wants to Change How One-Half Lives
WITH A SHOESTRING budget and an ambitious agenda, Noeleen Heyzer has high hopes for changing the lives of half the world's population. In exchange, she maintains, half the population might help change the world."Women," as Heyzer puts it, "need to have...
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Oilers Hire Jets' Roland to Coach Running Backs
Johnny Roland, who coached running backs for the New York Jets, was hired Wednesday by the Houston Oilers in the same capacity. He comes off a two-year stint with the Jets.Roland, 51, starred as a running back and defensive back at the University of...
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Oils and Semiconductors Ride to Rescue
Stocks closed little changed Wednesday as a late rally in oil and semiconductor shares repaired much of the damage caused by concern the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this month.Oil shares gained as crude oil prices rose to a 10-week high,...
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Older, Intelligent Women Are Getting a Bum Rap
Dear Ann Landers: I am writing to "Beam Me Anywhere, Scottie," who said men don't want intelligent older women.She is right on. It's the same where I now live. The women are all sharp, attractive, well-groomed, intelligent and well-informed. The men...
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Paleolithic Paintings No Longer Lost Art
Archaeologists inching through a cave suddenly found themselves amid a stunning art show - 300 glacial-era wall paintings of animals, a display that experts say eclipses the cave art of Lascaux.The 20,000-year-old paintings, discovered Dec. 24 in caves...
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Panel Backs Bill to Let Any Child Be Charged as Adult
Hours after Gov. Mel Carnahan called for the state to get tough on young criminals, a House committee gave the go-ahead Wednesday to a bill that would allow children of any age to be treated as an adult if they commit murder, rape or other violent felonies.Under...
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Panel Balks at East St. Louis Premiums
East St. Louis schools shouldn't "pay a dime" more to the district's health insurer until problems of overpayment are resolved, says Richard Mark, the head of a state-appointed panel overseeing the district's finances.Mark - whose panel has the final...
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Parking Lot Is Bait for Katy Trail but Easements Called Block to Expansion
St. Charles officials are hoping plans for a parking lot on the city's north end will induce the state Department of Natural Resources to extend the Katy Trail northward, at least through the city.But that's not the inducement the state needs to start...
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People
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON may be seeking a new image - but the White House insists that plastic surgery isn't part of the quest.Her spokeswoman huffily denies a report in Longevity magazine that Mrs. Clinton, 46, has undergone an eye job and a chin implant...
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Picked by Whalers, Tearful Chase Bids Farewell to Blues
As a general rule, hockey's toughest guys have the most tender hearts. On Wednesday, Kelly Chase proved the rule again and again.Left unprotected by the Blues, the rugged right winger was plucked by the Hartford Whalers in the National Hockey League's...
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Pierce's Father Left Her One Good Legacy
Mary Pierce remembers how doggedly her father pushed her, hour after hour, day after day, for eight years. She hasn't forgotten him screaming at her, taunting her, goading her.Banned from watching his daughter at tennis tournaments because of his disruptive...
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