St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 8, 1997

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$36 Million Bond Issue Endorsed, despite Funding Questions Resolution Authorizes Studies to Begin on Creek, Sewer, Water Facilities Improvements
The St. Charles City Council is moving forward with plans to let a multimillion-dollar bond issue for improvements to creeks, sewer and water facilities despite reservations among some members about the financing.The council voted 6-2 last week for a...
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9th Annual Golden Games to Begin with Celebration Dinner Next Week
The ninth annual St. Charles County Golden Games are scheduled to be held April 15-20.The purpose of the games is to provide physical activity, friendly competition and fun for senior citizens. The games are designed to meet the needs of every senior,...
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Abuse Excuse Denies Guilt
O.J. Simpson has begun to pay the price of double murder: He must surrender his silverware. And this is not the most dismaying recent outcome from the criminal justice system.On Aug. 18, 1989, the Menendez brothers, Erik and Lyle, drove from Los Angeles...
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Albanian Fearful, as Feuds Revive
He is a marked man, haunted by a killing that happened long before he was born. He seldom leaves his house without a gun.And no matter what, he avoids the neighboring village of Kosmac, a cluster of decrepit huts that nonetheless could mean doom to Vangjel...
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Alex. Brown Deal Seen Leading More Banks into Stock Business
Bankers Trust's plans to buy Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. brokerage spurred a buying flurry in the shares of regional brokerage stocks on Monday, as investors bet that similar deals will follow.The merger is the biggest so far to take advantage of regulators'...
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Alomar Returns, but Orioles Fall in Kc's Home Opener
It will take more than boos and a badly sprained ankle to keep Roberto Alomar off the field. The Baltimore Orioles lost in his first game back from a five-game suspension for spitting on an umpire, falling 6-5 Monday in Kansas City's home opener as the...
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A Reprieve for Regional?
Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon's position on city health-care obligations to the needy marks a welcome change from the hands-off approach that City Hall has practiced for four years.Regional Medical Center's board, citing a $3.6 million deficit, voted last...
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Ashcroft Bill Aims to Aid Volunteers in Liability Lawsuits
People who volunteer their time for pursuits ranging from the Little League to the Salvation Army deserve some protection from huge monetary verdicts in federal lawsuits, says Sen. John Ashcroft, R-Mo.Ashcroft introduced legislation Monday that would...
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Away from the Bench, Judge `Pulls Cranks'
COURT'S IN RECESS: That was Missouri Court of Appeals Judge Mary Rhodes Russell on local television news the other day, playing the slots at a preview party for guests aboard the new Maryland Heights gambling casino complex, Riverport Casino Center....
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Bank Head, Regulator's Relationship Questioned Mccoll Was Congratulated after Boatmen's Purchase
A few months after attending a White House fund-raising event with the head of giant NationsBank Corp., a top regulator relayed a congratulatory message to him for the bank's plan to buy St. Louis-based Boatmen's Bancshares Inc.Comptroller of the Currency...
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Baron Wants School for Partner
Developer Richard Baron is convinced that the nearly 400 school-age residents of O'Fallon Place attending 60 city and county schools would return to their neighborhood school if it were stronger.He wants to make that happen.Baron, president of McCormack...
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Baseball like It Oughta Be
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.-Roy CampanellaThe Cardinals come home tonight needing the little boys inside themselves - and the fans - to just relax and enjoy the game. They'll find...
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Baseball's Ins & Outs a Look Ahead at the Game as It's Gonna Be
Baseball used to be so easy to follow from one year to the next.No more. In the 1990s, the busiest time of the season starts after the World Series and ends about opening day. That's when free agents change teams, teams change names, ballparks change...
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Bill Would Expand Gambling in Illinois
Customers of the Alton Belle, the Casino Queen and other Illinois riverboats would be able to come and go at will, without paying an entrance fee or worrying about cruising schedules, under a major gambling expansion proposal disclosed Monday.But the...
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Blue Collars in the Blue Chips
Garry Young watches the stock market like a hawk. He logs onto the Internet almost every day, taps a few keys and pulls up his stock portfolio. That is, if he's not tuning into CNBC for the financial news.Kevin Rynn is not much different. He got into...
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Boys, Girls Looking for Progress to Be in Running with Gac Teams
Bob Osmond, the new girls track and field coach at Troy Buchanan High, has had a record of success. A 20-year coaching veteran in Illinois, Osmond guided Fairfield High to a fifth-place finish at state one year.His teams had five individual state champions,...
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Briefs
MISSOURIROCKWOOD DISTRICTNaked Truth: Swimmers Back In School's Pool Some of the area's best swimmers were allowed back in the pool Monday at Marquette High School in the Rockwood School District, officials and swimmers said. School officials said Friday...
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Briefs
THE NATION AIDS POLICY Clinton Names Director Of National OfficePresident Bill Clinton named Sandra Thurman director of the Office of National AIDS Policy Monday. She will replace Eric Goosby, who succeeded Patsy Fleming and Kristine Gebbie in the...
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Busch, Miller Targets of FTC Ad Inquiry Panel Focuses on Appeal to Underage Drinkers
The Federal Trade Commission has opened an inquiry into whether two major beer marketers - Miller Brewing Co. and Anheuser-Busch Cos. - aim advertising at underage drinkers, company officials said Monday.Both companies said they are cooperating with...
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Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNEnterprise Bank has opened a temporary office at 300 St. Peters Centre Boulevard. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Phone: 926-3900. Construction of new offices is expected to be completed in June.Dr. Carl Makarewicz has opened...
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Cards, Bowling Fans Have First Chance to Double Pleasure
It's opening day at the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame as well as at Busch Stadium.The bowling facility, at 111 Stadium Plaza across from Busch, is the new home of the Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum.The baseball team this year moved its...
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Carl Edwards; Mechanical Engineer
Carl L. Edwards, a retired mechanical engineer and estimator who helped build Busch Stadium, died Sunday (April 6, 1997) of infirmities at Missouri Baptist Hospital. He was 71 and lived in Kirkwood most of his life.Mr. Edwards managed several large construction...
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CBS Finally Bails out on `Ez Streets' after Giving It a Reprieve
CBS canceled the crime drama "EZ Streets" after last week's telecast, the program's lowest-rated yet.The network will replace the first-year show, which starred Ken Olin and Jason Gedrick, with an episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger" at 9 p.m. Wednesday....
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Charity Begins at Home, but Should It End There?
Dear Percy Ross: There are a few things I miss - like eating at a table with real chairs. Or waking up in the morning by taking a hot shower. Or going to bed at night and sleeping without my shoes on.I'm a street person by choice. I fell out of society...
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Choose the Right Broker for Profit, Peace of Mind
Picking a good stockbroker is as hard as picking a good stock.To make the right choice, investors should follow a strategy, say brokerage executives, lawyers and regulators."The first priority should always be a personal recommendation from a tr usted...
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Clinton, Netanyahu Have `Candid' Talk
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, President Bill Clinton agreed Monday that Israel should never "have to bargain to be free of terrorism." But their White House meeting failed to produce an immediate formula that would restart...
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Combat Zone Transformed
Young children play unattended in the courtyard at Benning Terrace apartments, shrieking with laughter while a few grown-ups amble nearby. A couple of young men, tools in hand, head off to some repair project. A sprinkler soaks the lush green lawn. The...
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Condemned Death Row Inmate Has Own Website to Garner Support
Internet users can hear condemned inmate Willie Enoch talk about his approaching execution date or send him questions via electronic mail at a Website his attorneys created to generate support for the death-row prisoner.The Website is part of an effort...
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Congestive Heart Failure Has Many Potential Causes
Dear Dr. Donohue: Just how serious is congestive heart failure? From a description I got, it seems to be just another aging factor, but you emphasize its danger. Can't it be treated?Congestive heart failure is pretty serious. The event betrays a heart...
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Core Curriculum: Kansas City Takes Tif Downtown to Reverse Decay
Two adult bookstores and an erotic dance club were torn down to make way for two groceries and a discount store in a gritty midtown neighborhood.Just north of those stores, in a quiet section of downtown littered with malt liquor bottles, the only sign...
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Cost Overruns on High School Construction Raise Questions Resident's Feb. 25 Letter Seeks Details on $3.4 Million Excess
Six weeks after writing to St. Charles School Board members to get information on $3.4 million in cost overruns for construction at St. Charles High School, district resident Helen Schnare is still waiting for answers.Schnare contends that few of the...
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Critics Call TV Plan Huge Giveaway
Critics call it the biggest corporate giveaway of the century: broadcasters getting television channels worth billions of dollars - not just for the upcoming digital TV, but also possibly to sell new products such as stock quotes or all-sports channels.The...
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Cueto Witness List: Congressman to Topless Dancer
The names of potential witnesses were announced Monday at the start of the Amiel Cueto trial, and they ranged from a congressman to a former topless dancer married to an imprisoned racketeer.The list was headed by Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Belleville, and...
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Diversity India Good at Harmonizing, Reconciling, Official Says
India, like America, is a success formula for making diversity pay, the consul general for India said during a visit to the Mahatma Gandhi Center in west St. Louis County.Jagdish Chandra Sharma, of Chicago, said that since his country threw off three...
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Double-Digit Market Gains May Be History
Are the salad days over for U.S. stocks? For 15 years, we've seen the strongest, most dynamic bull market in American history. From 1983 through 1996, big company stocks rose 16.5 percent a year, according to the investment firm Goldman Sachs.But trees...
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Early Return Forces Astronauts to Cram
Forced to fly on two-thirds power, space shuttle Columbia's astronauts squeezed in as many experiments as possible Monday, working by flashlight before closing their lab for an early return to Earth.NASA ordered the shuttle back to Earth after one of...
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Election Panel Drops Moseley-Braun Case Violations Too Minor to Pursue, Commission Says
The Federal Election Commission has decided not to seek fines against Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., for alleged violations of financial disclosure requirements in her 1992 campaign.In letters to the senator's attorneys, the commission said it "has...
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E. St. Louis Official Suspended/ Concern Focuses on Federal Grant for Demolition
Bruce Stennis, the health and safety director for East St. Louis, has been suspended without pay while officials look into his use of a federal grant he got for demolition and cleanup work.The $67,000 Urban Resource Partnership grant was intended to...
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Field Test Iffy Weather, a Shaky Start, but Fans Ready for Baseball
CONTRASTING NOTES for the Home Opener, 1997.Good: The grass at Busch Stadium is a brilliant green. The crisscross mowing pattern in the outfield is flawless.Bad: The Cardinals are 0-6. Ugly: The weather. The temperature is expected to be only about 40...
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Five Days Later, Alan Benes Tries to Home in on Expos
Alan Benes has pitched in the big leagues for little more than a season. But he should have no trouble handling the excitement of starting the Cardinals' home opener tonight against Montreal.Or the pressure of trying to end the Cardinals' season-opening,...
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For Openers, Victory Needed Cards at Home after Six Losses
Opening night ought to be about handing out the rings to the reigning National League Central Division champions. It ought to be about red-white-and-blue bunting and a glimpse of heroes, thousands of noisy fans with high hopes and "Welcome back, baseball."It...
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Fugitive Is Captured in Ozarks Officer Wounds Suspect as Johns Holds Gun to Girlfriend's Head
Fugitive Alis Ben Johns, the clever woodsman and triple-murder suspect who eluded police since October, was shot and seriously wounded Monday night outside a hunting cabin he had burglarized.Johns was shot about 7:15 p.m. by a member of the Missouri...
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GM Says 1,600 to Be Idled Move at Wentzville Plant Set for Week of April 21
More than 1,600 production workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Wentzville will be laid off the week of April 21, a spokesman for the plant said Monday."It's volume-related," said Al Moellenhoff. Neither he nor a GM spokesman in Michigan would...
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Goggles Give Students Look at Being Drunk
Teen-agers in a high school health class took turns Monday trying - and failing - to walk a straight line.The students at Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield were in one of the state's first classes to use a new kind of teaching tool: go...
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Gonzo Journalist with Patrician Polish Middle East Correspondent Became a Network `Franchise'
BOB Simon sees a roadblock on the way to Hebron. At least a dozen cars sit between his red Alfa Romeo and the front of the line - a military checkpoint at the top of a hill."Well," says Simon with a sly smile. "We'll just have to act like a couple of...
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Grass Is Greener: Call It Baseball Turf like It Ought to Be
Few baseball problems are worse than opening the season with a six-game losing streak.A bad lawn is one of them.After going 0 for six on plastic pastures in Montreal and Houston, the Cardinals make their 1997 debut tonight on the green, green grass of...
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Grim Reaper Drifts through Duchesne Halls ... like Smoke Students Urge Others to Give Up Smoking, `Win with Wellness'
The Grim Reaper stalked students at Duchesne High School, calling them out of class to wear black and be silent the rest of the day as a reminder of smoking-caused deaths."We decided it was a good way to get the message across, that if people saw the...
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Health Insurer Risks Trademark Association Battles Blue Cross of Missouri
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association took its valuable trademarks away from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri in January, but gave the rights back temporarily to avoid a suit.The standoff between the association and Missouri's largest health insurer...
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Health News
SWITZERLANDNew Infectious Diseases, Old Killers Both On RiseInfectious diseases previously unknown to medical science are emerging at an unprecedented rate, and the legendary killers are staging a comeback, the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland,...
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Honor Roll
Students at Orchard Farm High School, 2165 Missouri Highway V, Orchard Farm, must have at least an A- average to qualify for the A honor roll or at least a B- average for the B honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:9th...
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(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONKayela Nicole Moxey, 2 weeks, died Sunday, visitation noon to 1 p.m Thursday, funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, both at Elias-Smith Funeral Home. Burial at Roselawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Bethalto. Memorials to donor's...
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In Memoriam Allen Ginsberg: 1926-1997
America I've given you all and now I'm nothing.America two dollars and twentyseven cents Janu ary 17, 1956.I can't stand my own mind. America when will we end the human war? Go f- yourself with your atom bomb. I don't feel good don't bother me. I won't...
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Israel Ousting Jerusalem Residents Rights Groups Cite Permit Revocations
Away from the bulldozers and stone-throwing, another battle for Jerusalem is under way.Palestinians and Israeli human rights groups charge that Israel is quietly and deliberately revoking residency rights of Palestinians who live in Jerusalem to strengthen...
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It's Readlly a Zoo out There; Pranksters Know the Phone No. on April 1, Mr. Lyon, Baerwere Holding All Their Calls
THE telephone lines have cooled at the St. Louis Zoo in the aftermath of the annual April Fools' Day onslaught, when scores of calls came in for Mr. Jim Panzee, Mr. Baer and Mr. Lyon.Zoo telephone receptionist Tammy Bauer said the lines were so over...
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Ivan Lee Holt Jr.; Circuit Judge
Ivan Lee Holt Jr., who at his retirement was the longest serving circuit judge in Missouri history, died Monday (April 7, 1997). He was 83.Mr. Holt had been a St. Louis Circuit Court judge for 33 years when he retired in 1983.He died of heart failure...
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Jackie Robinson: Sentiment and Reality
Starting when I was about 10 years old, every opening day in Philadelphia, I would religiously, consign my schoolboy brogues to the back of the closet and put on a brand-new pair of PF Flyers, my everyday footwear until the start of school the following...
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Jury Given Second Option in Mesa Case
The jury in Jose Mesa's rape trial can consider a lesser charge when it begins deliberating this morning, a day after the Cleveland pitcher's lawyer suddenly rested his case without calling any witnesses.Cuyahoga (Ohio) County Judge Thomas Curran ruled...
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Lawmakers May Redevelop State Tif Law 15-Year-Old Statute Needs Tightening, Some Think
Legislators are debating whether to change the state law allowing cities and counties to pump taxpayer dollars into redeveloping areas they consider blighted or declining toward eventual blight.Some Missouri municipalities are abusing the tax-increment...
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Lindbergh Center's Stock Rises, but He's Still in No Hurry to Sign
Colleges were nibbling, but Lindbergh center J.R. Christ wasn't biting when the early signing period arrived in November. Instead of signing with a Division II basketball program, he decided to wait through his senior season and see what developed.The...
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Manhunt Ends in Ozarks with Capture of Two Fugitive Reported Shot in Chest; Search Was a Costly Undertaking
Fugitive Alis Ben Johns wanted for three murders, and his girlfriend were taken into custody Monday evening, officials said.Johns was shot once in the chest as he was captured, Camden County authorities said. They did not say how badly he was hurt or...
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Manhunt Put a Strain on Pocketbook Taxpayers Pick Up Tab for Police, Equipment
While fugitive Alis Ben Johns was living off the wild in west-central Missouri, the cost of the state's massive manhunt for him was adding up."This could very well be a million-dollar manhunt," Benton County Sheriff Glenn Spencer said Monday. "I think...
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Mix-Up Cost Crucial Ambulance Time Response in South Side; Victim in Midtown
The city's ambulance crews were all busy, so an emergency medical dispatcher called two private ambulance services for backup.One service tried to respond, but its ambulance driver got lost and ended up in south St. Louis instead of midtown. It took...
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Morning Briefing
Monsanto Begins Offer For CalgeneMonsanto Co. said Monday it had begun its $8-a-share cash tender offer for the 45.5 percent of Calgene Inc.'s stock that Monsanto doesn't own. Calgene, an agricultural biotechnology company based in Davis, Calif., ag...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Chicago Tribune columnist BERNIE LINCICOME must have had way too much time on his hands because he actually went to see "Double Team," a new flick that features DENNIS RODMAN and JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME. To say he was less than impressed is not to exaggerate...
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New Casinos, No Cruising Proposed by Illinois Bill
Customers of the Alton Belle, the Casino Queen and other Illinois riverboats would be able to come and go at will, without paying an entrance fee or worrying about cruising schedules, under a major gambling expansion proposal disclosed Monday.But the...
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New Coach Sees Defense as Key to Turn the Trojanettes Around
As a player, Keith Klostermann, the new girls soccer coach at Troy Buchanan High, preferred to attack. As a coach, he's looking to play a more defensive-minded style."Even though I saw myself as more of an offensive player, I was fortunate enough to...
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No Home Matches, but Competitive Bid Expected on Court
Things are looking up for the tennis program at Troy Buchanan High."Last year was a tough one for us," coach Mike Bartig said. "But we feel a lot better about this year's team. I'm not saying we're going to win the conference or district title, but I...
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Northern Minnesota Braces for Flood of `Historic Proportions'
Volunteers raced to stack more sandbags Monday, afraid that the meltdown from a spring blizzard could worsen what is already some of the most severe flooding on the northern Plains in years.Across the Plains, fields were sheets of white stretching to...
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Obituaries
Dr. Pedro Suarez-SolarPedro L. Suarez-Solar, M.D., 64, who practiced in St. Charles County since 1973, died Saturday, (April 5, 1997) of complications after a lung transplant in Birmingham, Ala.Dr. Suarez practiced surgery in Cuba until his family was...
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Offense Needed after Star Pitcher Heads for College `We're Going to Go against the Laws of Baseball,' Depend More on Hitting
The Troy Buchanan High baseball team has come full circle in the last year or so.A year ago, the Trojans returned a key pitcher in Chris Coles, but the rest of the ballclub was untested. This year, Troy seems to be solid offensively and defensively at...
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Open House Mansion Steeped in Mystery Can Be Home to Anyone Now for a Day or 2
FOR YEARS, the mansion along Interstate 55 south of Springfield has drawn attention as a striking example of Victorian architecture set starkly on the edge of a cornfield.Now, the owners of the Lewis H. Thomas mansion are hoping the attraction has a...
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Pair of Seniors to Lead Young Bulldogs' Attack
The Fort Zumwalt South boys volleyball team enjoyed a solid first season last year, finishing 10-7-2."We had a good year, but there were seven seniors on that team," coach Dan Thoman explained. "We graduated a lot of experience and that really makes...
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Papers in Seattle, New Orleans Win Two Awards Each
Stories about dangers in the sea and in the air, about hopes and fears generated by new AIDS treatments, about abuses in federal housing for American Indians and in a ruthless regime in Afghanistan - all captured Pulitzer Prizes in journalism Monday.Newspapers...
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People
In the new Playboy, novelist SAUL BELLOW casts his eye across the literary scene - and doesn't especially like what he sees."It's a bad time for the novel," he tells an interviewer. "The number of readers is diminishing. Family life today is not creating...
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PR Giant Here Expected to Be Sold to NY Firm Report Says Fleishman-Hillard Strikes Deal Worth $85 Million
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., which handles public relations for some of the area's most powerful businesses and institutions, is selling out to Omnicom Group of New York.The deal, worth $85 million to $100 million, will be announced any day, Advertising Age...
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Prisons Aren't Country Clubs, as Some Believe
Dear Ann Landers: This is in response to those letters from your readers who think some prisons are "country clubs."I am serving a five-year sentence at the Racine, Wis., Correctional Institute. From my experience, I can assure you this place is no country...
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Proving Ground Woods, Augusta National Appear Made for Each Other
Tiger Woods has come to professional golf like the Beatles came to America. He has jolted his sport the way Muhammad Ali jolted his. He is more than the next Jack Nicklaus - he is Michael Jordan, Madonna and the Macarena all at once.There is, however,...
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Public Safety, Taxation Cited in Dispatch Dispute
Public safety is endangered and taxpayers are being charged twice for emergency dispatching services, two spokesmen for the St. Charles County Council charged at a news conference Monday.Council Chairman Bob Schnur, R-3rd District, and the former council...
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Put It on the P.A
The student council at Fort Zumwalt South High School was named a Missouri Honor Council by the state association of student councils. The award is the highest given by the state group. Advisers are Helena Marsh and Micha Kornblum.Jennifer McLain, a...
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Regional May Soon Be Unsafe, Harmon Learns Ailing Hospital in City Is Losing Staff Needed for Acute Care, Board Advises Mayor-Elect
Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon was told Monday that staff departures soon may render St. Louis Regional Medical Center unsafe for patients with life-threatening conditions.Harmon met Monday night behind closed doors at the hospital with members of its board...
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Rigali, Teachers Meet in Peace Head of Group Seeking Union Calls Exchange a `Positive First Step'
All was cordial Monday evening when Archbishop Justin Rigali met for the first time with 14 parochial teachers, including the head of a teachers group who has unsuccessfully lobbied for the St. Louis Archdiocese to recognize 950 teachers as a union.Rigali...
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Rockies Pound Reds to Win Home Opener
Having proved at last they could win on the road, the Colorado Rockies played their home opener Monday. True to form, they pounded the ball.Jeff Reed and Vinny Castilla hit three-run homers, and Bill Swift pitched six strong innings as the Rockies beat...
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Senate Votes to Make Late Abortion a Felony
The Senate voted Monday to outlaw late-term abortions and to make it a felony for a physician to perform such operations.The only exception to the prohibition would be to save the life of the mother. The vote came after three hours of sometimes loud...
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Social Security Records by E-Mail Called Safe
Social Security records now available through the Internet pose few security threats to the individuals who request them, administration officials said Monday.For the past month, Americans have been able to get their Social Security records sent to them...
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Sports Shorts
Conference USA Honors SLU PitcherSt. Louis University's Mick Portell is the Conference USA pitcher of the week, the league said Monday.Portell shut out 18th-ranked South Florida 1-0 on Saturday at the Billikens' home field. "It was just an outstanding...
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Spotlight
Nicki Warren of Foristell has a Labrador retriever named Sunny, a border collie named Orio, a cat named Star and a cockatiel named Skye."I was just born an animal person," said Nicki, a senior at St. Dominic High School. "I have always loved them. My...
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Steering My Son through a Teen Rite of Passage
THE TIME HAD come for the ritual, the one that fathers and their children go through.It was time to get the drivers permit.Like most youngsters his age, Will is eager to drive. Like dandelions, his friends are popping up with drivers licenses, one by...
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St. Louis a Standout in Fortune 500 Listing General American Makes Up for Boatmen's Elimination
Despite losing its biggest bank to a merger, St. Louis held its own in the Fortune 500 this year.Fortune magazine's annual list of the 500 biggest U.S. corporations contained 10 St. Louis companies, the same number as last year.McDonnell Douglas Corp.,...
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Student Illegally Used Board Member's Address
A newly elected Bayless School Board member has admitted that a student used her home address to attend Bayless Elementary School illegally.The board member, Kathleen McGahan, confirmed Monday that the daughter of a family friend had used McGahan's home...
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Study Finds Rising School Resegregation Harvard Researchers Decry Trend; Other Analyst Calls It Irrelevant
The nation's schools are becoming resegregated at the fastest rate since the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, reflecting court decisions dismantling desegregation plans and the continuing isolation of Hispanic students in largely poor and minority...
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Study Shows Early Puberty in Girls
American girls reach puberty earlier than commonly believed, with nearly half of black girls and 15 percent of white ones beginning to develop sexually by age 8, a study indicates.The study raises troubling questions about whether environmental estr...
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Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon. Joint Communications,...
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Surgical Procedure Makes for Heart-Tugging Show
A BRAZILIAN surgeon, operating on a shoestring budget and virtually without supervision, creates a radical form of heart surgery that seems to have dramatic results. Can he take the world by storm?"Cut to the Heart" (8 tonight on Channel 9) is a fascinating...
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Technology Stocks Lead Modest Advance
Bellwether technology shares led a modest rally again on Monday as investors, still shaken by a 2-week downturn, mustered up more confidence to bargain-hunt.Profit taking halved the day's gain for the Dow Jones industrial average, which rose 29.84.Broader...
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The Dance
We recently photographed Christine O'Neal dancer and artist-in-residence at Washington University, and Isaac Bruce, receiver for the St. Louis Rams.What do they have in common? O'Neal shares her thoughts:"My interest in sports, especially football,...
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The Legend of Knock Many Hill
LONG ago, the famous giant Finn McCool and his gigantic relatives were working at the Giant's Causeway when suddenly Finn looked at the others and said, "I'm heading home to visit my wife, Oonagh." He pulled up a fir tree, lopped off its roots and branches,...
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Tif Laws Bring `Blight' to Affluent Areas Suburbs Eager to Give Aid to Firms; St. Louis Uses Such Financing Rarely
Blight is in the eye of the beholder - especially if that beholder is a real-estate developer seeking taxpayer help or a Missouri city eager to attract new investment.Consider these requests for public dollars to help private interests build on sites...
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Up Next: Expos
Just The Facts: Two games vs. Montreal Expos: 7:05 tonight, 12:35 p.m. Thursday at Busch Stadium.Tuning In: Tonight televised on KPLR (Channel 11). No local TV Thursday. All games broadcast on KMOX (1120 AM).Probable Montreal Lineup: SS Mark Grudzielanek,...
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With Chicago Looming, Hull Still Questionable for Blues
With star winger Brett Hull still nursing a pulled groin, the Blues face a problem in the last week of the regular season:Do they rush him back into the lineup in the hope of assuring themselves a playoff berth, thereby risking further injury that could...
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Woman Says Goodbye to Abuse, for Good
Dear Abby: The letter you recently printed from "The Goodbye Wife in California," who listed the reasons to leave her husband, hit home with me. I clipped it, and checked off the reasons with which I identified. It had a profound effect on me.Before...
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