St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 13, 1995

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3-Game Skid Duke's First in 7 Years
The last time Duke lost its first three games on the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule was 1981-82, the second season in the tenure of Mike Krzyzewski.The last time the Blue Devils lost three successive games was 1988-89.A 74-64 loss at No. 14 Wake...
A Beeper for Children to Keep Track of Mom
ONE Of the greatest challenges of motherhood is finding a spot where you can be by yourself. The wonderful humorist Jean Kerr ("Please Don't Eat the Daisies") wrote that she sometimes got into the car, drove to a gas station, parked by the free air and...
Abortion Clinic Ousts 4 Doctors City Facility Rejects Physicians' Request for Board Representation
Reproductive Health Services, Missouri's busiest abortion clinic, has told four of the five doctors who walked out last month that it can get along without them.The clinic's board voted over the weekend to replace the doctors after negotiations over...
Abortion Clinic Ousts 4 Doctors Who Had Left under Protest
Reproductive Health Services, Missouri's busiest abortion clinic, has told four of the five doctors who walked out last month that it can get along without them.The clinic's board voted over the weekend to replace the doctors after negotiations over...
A Good Economic Policy Shouldn't Throw People out of Work
There is gathering resistance to the economic orthodoxy that says the marketplace should set our priorities in social policy and that global trade is the way to produce the greatest prosperity for all.The religion of markets has given us the school of...
Ambush, Crunch Ready to Tangle Five Days after Brawling at Kiel
The cut over Steve Maurer's brow is healing nicely, but now it's accented by a shiner under the eye. Maurer was the Ambush's biggest casualty in Sunday's rumble with the Cleveland Crunch at Kiel Center. He's a casualty not for his injuries, but because...
America's Addiction to Legal Drugs
Television news reports about David Crosby's recent liver transplant highlighted this country's distorted perception of its drug problem. Broadcasters I heard invariably said that Crosby's liver failed after years of using drugs, including cocaine and...
A Ptp-Er of a Flick Tracking Chicago High School Stars Puts `Hoop Dreams' on Oscar Trail
In 1985, after he had gotten his master's degree in film from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Steve James decided his first project would be a little half-hour documentary about playground basketball in inner-city Chicago.James, who had briefly...
A Success Story
For 13 years, Julie and Tom Kane whittled away at the $55,000 mortgage on their home, firing off a $444 check month after month. Then, one day in 1989, it occurred to Julie how much interest rates had swung."I thought, `This is insane to be earning 4...
Backers of Balanced Budget Decry Attack by Treasury
The administration of President Bill Clinton is using scare tactics to dampen support for a federal balanced-budget amendment, Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar and other amendment supporters claim.The Treasury Department released a report Thursday that shows...
Best Way to Stop Crime? Answers Needed - Now
A FELLOW IN work clothes - he worked for a heating and air-conditioning company - was standing on the steps in front of the Municipal courthouse, playfully flirting with a group of young women who were returning to their courthouse jobs after lunch."You're...
Billikens Look Lost as Trip Begins
College basketball coaches preach that the proof of team's mettle is found in adversity. And adversity is found on the road.Coach Charlie Spoonhour's St. Louis University squad lived through more than it could conquer Wednesday night, when Iowa State...
Blues' Holiday in Vail: Pack the Oxygen
One hundred three days.It's been awhile. The Blues were locked out and left out in the cold for so long, I forgot about hockey. But National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Bob Goodenow finally dropped the high sticks and went...
Blues Planning to Hold Workouts in Vail, Colo
Fans eager to see the Blues resume training at Brentwood Ice Rink are out of luck. Training camp will be on the road, in a town where one would least expect a boot camp.The Blues' destination will be the winter resort of Vail, Colo., the Rocky Mountain...
Blunt Isn't Running for Governor in '96 Field of Gop Candidates Should Widen Now
Former Missouri Secretary of State Roy Blunt announced Thursday that he would not run for governor in 1996 - a decision that is expected to dramatically increase the number of Republicans seeking the office.Blunt, who narrowly lost a bid for the party's...
Brad Pitt Fails to Break This Plan
"LEGENDS OF THE FALL" Rating: R, violence, language, sexual situations. Running time: 2:13.</P><P>HOW best to describe "Legends of the Fall?" How about "Bonanza" meets "thirtysomething."</P><P>The fact that the creator of...
Brandon, Cavaliers Hand Phoenix Rare Defeat at Home
Terrell Brandon scorched Phoenix with 30 points and Chris Mills blocked three shots in a 1 minute-21 second span of the pivotal third quarter as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Suns 107-96 on Thursday night. It was only the second home loss in 18 games...
Briefs
WorldPHILIPPINESPope Gets Thunderous Welcome in ManilaPope John Paul II got a tumultuous welcome Thursday in the Philippines, Asia's only Roman Catholic nation.Visibly tired when he arrived in Manila, the pope walked slowly down the stairs from the aircraft,...
Briefs
IllinoisVENICEWoman Alleging Assault Sues Ex-OfficerA woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Venice police officer has become the third to sue him and the city.The woman, identified as "Jane Doe," alleges that former Officer Roland D. Wilson...
Briefs
WorldPHILIPPINESPope Gets Thunderous Welcome in ManilaPope John Paul II got a tumultuous welcome Thursday in the Philippines, Asia's only Roman Catholic nation.Visibly tired when he arrived, the pope walked slowly down the stairs from the aircraft, stopping...
Briefs
MissouriST. LOUISNew Director Of Health Seeks Input From PatientsDr. Kathryn N. Vedder, St. Louis' new director of health and hospitals, says she wants to hear directly from patients how well they're treated at public health centers."If people aren't...
By the Way
Jaw Jacking</P><P>"I'm not an innocent guy. I'm dirty. That's just the way it is. We get out there and we compete. That's just basketball. I think everyone is dirty in their own way." - Connecticut's Donny Marshall, on being ejected for...
Caulks Hill Rd. Project Is Nearly Complete
The Caulks Hill Road improvement project - a headache for nearby residents and a frustration for county officials - is nearing completion."It will take a few more change orders to complete the project," said Joe Nichols, St. Charles County highway engineer....
Chamber Orchestra Opens with Popular Fare
IT WOULD only be natural for as substantial an institution as the St. Louis Cathedral to have a concert series, except for a reputation for a rolling echo that interferes with music.John Sant'Ambrogio's St. Ambrose Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble of 11...
`Chicago Hope' Banks on Good Monday Exposure
LAWYER-turned-television producer David E. Kelley doesn't seem the larcenous type.Those guileless brown eyes, that quiet demeanor. But his "Picket Fences" nabbed the best drama Emmy this year as the lawmen of "NYPD Blue," the supposed front-runner, looked...
Church Notes
Youth Revival</P><P>The Rev. Kendall Franklin of Cimarron, Kan., will speak at a Youth Revival from 7 to 11 o'clock tonight (and Saturday at Harvester Church of the Nazarene, 3115 McClay Road, St. Peters. The cost is $3 a person for pizza...
Common Ground on the Big Issues
Maybe I'm feeling too mellow this morning, although not quite mellow enough to invite Mrs. Gingrich to tea. But from my post outside the Beltway, the sight of partisans spoiling for another fight is surprisingly unwelcome.We're only two weeks into the...
Couple Sues Clayton Developer Brilliant Accused of Taking over Project
A couple has sued developer Sidney Brilliant, charging that he secretly schemed to wrest from them control of a prominent project in Clayton.Morrie and Shirley Zimring say they formed Maryland Towers Inc. to develop luxury condominiums on the northeast...
Croatia Asks U.N. Force to Leave Request Triggers Fears of Renewed Warfare with Serbian Rebels
Croatia on Thursday asked U.N. peacekeeping troops to leave the country in less than three months, raising the specter of renewed fighting with Serb rebels who control one-third of the former Yugoslav republic.The 14,000 peacekeeping soldiers went to...
Dancing around Cultural Clock
"HIGHER LEARNING" Rating: R, language, violence. Running time: 2:07.</P><P>JOHN Singleton's wildly uneven new movie tries to be about too many things at once, but at least it's about something. Not many movies these days can make that...
Decision by FCC Moves Forward New Radio Service by Satellite
Federal regulators took a first step Thursday toward bringing a new form of news and entertainment to people who spend a lot of time in their cars: radio stations that travel with them.The Federal Communications Commission agreed to set aside a portion...
Democrats Wary of How Edgar Plans to Reach Legislative Goals
Legislators from the Metro East area share many of the goals Gov. Jim Edgar outlined in his State of the State speech Thursday, but they are concerned about how he might achieve them.Members of the Republican majority were ecstatic after the speech,...
Dissent, Violence and Abortion
In less than two years, five people have been gunned down at abortion clinics by anti-abortion fanatics. Are these simply the acts of an isolated lunatic fringe? Or does the anti-abortion movement bear some responsibility for creating a climate in which...
Don't Feed 401(k) While You Still Have Credit-Card Debt
Imagine how much easier saving for retirement would be if you could just say, "Charge it."As laughable as that sounds, financial advisers say millions of Americans are using exactly that flawed logic when they contribute to their 401(k) retirement plans...
Downtown Firms Ready to Score with the Blues
The end of the National Hockey League lockout was welcome news for downtown commerce."It's unbelieveable," said Rob Marino, executive general manager of the KSHE Real Rock Cafe at Union Station, a neighbor of Kiel Center. "We're really looking to boost...
Dutch Conductor to Lead Symphony Hans Vonk Is Choice, Sources Say
Hans Vonk will be named music director of the St. Louis Symphony next week, sources say. The Dutch conductor has wowed symphony players and audiences in his concerts here over the past two years.The Symphony would not confirm Vonk's appointment but...
Edgar's Plans Score with Ideal Audience Gop Majorities Give His Proposals Momentum
Gov. Jim Edgar told the Legislature several times before what he wanted. This time, he might actually get it.In his State of the State address Thursday, Edgar set the stage for Illinois government this year. And with fellow Republicans now in total control...
Edgar's Vision for Illinois Finds Receptive Audience
Gov. Jim Edgar told the Legislature several times before what he wanted. This time, he might actually get it.In his State of the State address Thursday, Edgar set the stage for Illinois government this year. And with fellow Republicans now in total control...
Emancipation Proclamation Is Freed for Public Viewing
Fifth-graders "oohed" and "aahed" over the Emancipation Proclamation on Thursday, when it was placed on public display for a week.President Abraham Lincoln signed it 132 years ago - on Jan. 1, 1863 - declaring that "all persons held as slaves" in the...
Experience with Pet Sitter Left Cat in Poor Condition
Dear Ann Landers: I had to write after reading the letter about the St. Petersburg house-and-dog sitter. We also hired someone we had used before to come in once a day for a week and care for "Omar," our 16-year-old Siamese cat. We left full instructions,...
Farm Bureau Head Calls for Equity in Cutbacks
American Farm Bureau Federation President Dean Kleckner pledged to fight more cuts in farm spending - unless Congress cuts the rest of the federal budget by an equal amount."Agriculture has taken some cuts in the last few years," Kleckner said. "We'll...
Field of Dreams for Republicans
In one year Iowa - dark, brooding, inscrutable Iowa - will be the center of the universe as Republican presidential candidates wander the tundra pursuing caucus voters. But the winnowing of candidates has already begun.In 1991, President George Bush's...
Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Centreville School Classroom
A fire extensively damaged a classroom Thursday at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Centreville and caused smoke and water damage to adjoining classrooms and the school's library.School was in session at the time, but all pupils and teachers at the...
Former City Adviser Expects Charges
Craig Walker, friend and former financial adviser to St. Louis Comptroller Virvus Jones, handles billions of dollars worth of deals for one of the nation's largest securities firms.He says he expects to be indicted within days on charges of laundering...
Former Mcdonnell Workers Rebound Many Have Better-Paying Jobs, Study Says
Three-fourths of the 10,000 workers that McDonnell Douglas Corp. laid off in recent years have landed new jobs, says a study made public Thursday.And nearly two-thirds of the workers surveyed for the St. Louis Defense Adjustment Program said they were...
GI Killed in Haiti Shootout Slaying Is U.S. Force's First Combat Fatality
An American soldier and a Haitian gunman were killed Thursday in a shootout at a checkpoint in the village of Bigot, U.S. officials said. Another U.S. soldier was wounded.The death was the first combat fatality of an American since U.S. forces were deployed...
Griffin Backers Get Rewards in Missouri House
Thursday was payback time in the Missouri House. For those Democrats who supported House Speaker Bob F. Griffin in last week's bitter fight for his 8th term, there were choice committee assignments and some chairmanships.For one who did not, Rep. Anthony...
Griffin's Backers Get Choice Posts Ribaudo, Who Opposed Him, Gets Cold Shoulder
Thursday was payback time in the Missouri House. For those Democrats who supported House Speaker Bob F. Griffin in last week's bitter fight for his 8th term, there were choice committee assignments and some chairmanships.For one who did not, Rep. Anthony...
Heavy Load: Coaches Carrying an Unhealthy Burden
Overzealous, unchecked work habits recently claimed two new victims in the continuing conflict between coaches and stress.Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was hospitalized last week because of recurring back problems, aggravated by hard travel and the normal...
High School Teacher Let Class Watch `R' Video St. Charles County School Issues Apology to Parent
A mother in St. Charles County says her 17-year-old son has no business watching an R-rated movie while at school.Maureen Leach complained about the showing of "Sliver" to her son's class at Lewis & Clark Technical School in St. Charles.Leach, who lives...
Honor Roll
Students at St. Charles West High School, 3601 Droste Road, must keep a grade-point average of at least 3.0 with no more than one C, no D or F grades, to make honor roll. Listed first quarter are: FreshmenRyan Allen, Joy Anderson, Kristin Babbitt, Kerra...
It Looks Real to Four Who Share the Dream
THE FOUR high school basketball players watching "Hoop Dreams" moan in unison when an orthopedic surgeon pokes an arthroscope inside William Gates' knee, repairing torn cartilage."Oh, man," says Chris Gerstner, a senior guard for the Longhorns of Parkway...
It's Simple: Nebraska Rips K-State
Kansas State coach Tom Asbury quickly analyzed his team's 78-56 loss to host Nebraska on Thursday."We can complicate this, but we stunk. Period," Asbury said after watching his team hit seven of 39 shots in the first half and fall behind 38-20 at intermission."You're...
Jet Survivor Is Colombia's Miracle Girl
A 9-year-old girl who escaped a fiery plane crash with only a broken shoulder lay in a hospital bed Thursday, unaware that she was the only survivor of the plunge that killed her parents and 50 other people.Colombians were stunned that the girl, Erika...
Jewish Settlements and Peace
The paradox of the Middle East peace process continues: As Israel broadens its contacts with such Arab states as Jordan, Syria and Oman, it faces daunting obstacles to making peace with the Palestinians from extremist Jewish settlers and extremist Islamic...
Joseph Murphy Dies; Designed the Muny
Architect Joseph D. Murphy, who designed St. Louis landmarks that include The Muny and the Climatron, died at Barnes-Extended Care At Clayton on Wednesday evening (Jan. 11, 1995).Mr. Murphy, who also served as dean of the Washington University School...
King's Call for Justice, Peace Remembered in Prayer Service
"I hate your . . . religious festivals . . . burnt offerings . . . noisy songs. Instead let justice flow like a stream and righteousness like a river that never goes dry." Amos 5: 21-24According to Biblical lore, Amos was one of the first prophets...
Kplr Bets Fans Are Hungry for Hockey
As the Blues emerge from the deep freeze, will their fans thaw out in front of their televisions to watch an abbreviated season?Those who televise the games are betting that the answer is a resounding yes.The TV schedule is not yet set. But expect most...
Lumpe Gets Power House Role Members of Both Parties Praise Budget Panel's First Chairwoman
In a House divided by raucous conflict, Rep. Sheila Lumpe defines calm.As Lumpe takes control this week of arguably the most powerful committee in the Legislature, she garners praise from Democrats and Republicans alike.On Thursday, House Speaker Bob...
Making Work Pay
That old divisive issue between Republicans and Democrats, the minimum wage, is about to surface again. Battle lines are likely to be the same - Democrats for increasing the wage, Republicans against - but the shift in the balance of power in Washington...
Malcolm X Daughter Accused of Plot to Kill Farrakhan
A daughter of Malcolm X was charged Thursday with trying to hire a hitman to kill Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who Malcolm's family claims was involved in his assassination in 1965.The daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, who witnessed her father's...
Malcolm X Had Sense of Foreboding `Something Is Wrong,' He Said, before Fatal Shots
ON THE MORNING of Feb. 21, 1965, Malcolm X, former minister of the Nation of Islam, was awakened by a telephone call."Wake up, brother," the caller said, and quickly hung up.Malcolm was to give a speech that afternoon at the Audubon Ballroom in New York's...
Means to an End Chargers Back Can Fake or Flatten Foes
The T-shirt worn by the San Diego Chargers' star running back Sunday in the locker room read: Natrone Means Business.If ever there was a case of truth in advertising, this is it.Natrone Means has burst onto the scene like a runaway locomotive this National...
Miami's Erickson Takes on a Challenge with Seahawks
Even though he vowed before the Orange Bowl to stay at the University of Miami, Dennis Erickson knew the moment had come to jump to the National Football League."I felt it was the right situation for me if I was going to make that move," he said.On Thursday,...
Mizzou Stifles Irish 64-56 Hot `D' Negates Cold Shooting
Once, it wouldn't have been a quirk for a team to go the last 10 minutes of a basketball game without making a field goal - and win."Used to do it all the time when you didn't have the (shot) clock," University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart...
Morning Briefing
A tip of the cap to BERNICE GERA. 'Twas on this day in 1972 that Gera won her three-year war in court for the right to umpire professionally.Baseball had fought her attempt to umpire on the grounds that the 5-foot-2 Gera didn't meet height requirements....
Morning Briefing
Cat In The Hat To Get Place In Theme Park Set</P><P>The Cat in the Hat is struttin' out of the pages of the Dr. Seuss children's books into the interactive world of theme parks.</P><P>The saucy cat and his quirky friends - the...
Mu's Tate Stands Tall
So how did Corey Tate, a 6-foot-4 forward, outrebound two 7-footers and eight other players with distinct height advantages Thursday night?"I guess you could say positioning, hard work and my heart," Tate said.Tate, a sophomore from Pattonville by way...
Neither Labor nor Management Raves over New Workplace Report
The much-ballyhooed report of the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations - commonly called the Dunlop Commission - was issued this week.When the panel began work 20 months ago, labor's hope was that the report would help alter the confused...
Newman Wins Again Playing a Loser
"NOBODY'S FOOL" Rating: R, language, nudity. Running time: 1:52.</P><P>TAKE Hud, Paul Newman's engaging but selfish bad boy, out of Texas. Stick him in a much colder climate. Give him an ex-wife and a troubled son and 30 years of adversity,...
Nhl Schedule Is Delayed until Deal Is Approved
Perhaps it was an ominous sign. Perhaps not.But the National Hockey League announced Thursday that it would not issue its official schedule until after the players ratify the tentative collective bargaining agreement reached Wednesday with the NHL Players'...
No Consensus on Best Method of Streamlining Jobs Programs
With at least 120 federal job training programs on the books, Republicans and Democrats are jostling over who has the best ideas to consolidate, streamline and make them more effective.Before a Senate panel Thursday, Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson of...
Nod on Rams Due Tuesday Fans Inc. Plans News Conference
Here come the Rams. Barring the unexpected, FANS Inc. plans a 2 p.m. news conference Tuesday in St. Louis to announce that the Los Angeles Rams intend to move here.Spurned twice in the expansion race one year ago, St. Louis will return to the National...
Obituaries
Pauline P. Herring</P><P>Pauline P. Herring, 65, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (Jan. 11, 1995) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Herring was a housemother for 10 years at Emmaus Home in St. Charles.</P><P>A...
O.J. Prosecutors Drop Allegations Defense Team Says Tactic Is Manipulative
Prosecutors withdrew some of the most explosive domestic-violence allegations against O.J. Simpson on Thursday, including a claim that he had threatened to cut off the heads of his former wife's boyfriends.In all, prosecutors withdrew without explanation...
O.J. Threat Allegation Withdrawn Prosecutors Drop 18 of 62 Incidents
Prosecutors withdrew some of the most explosive domestic-violence allegations against O.J. Simpson on Thursday, including a claim that he had threatened to cut off the heads of his former wife's boyfriends.In all, prosecutors withdrew without explanation...
Overboard: Americans Swimming in Debt
Joan Banks knew she was in trouble the moment the warning light flared on her dashboard. Still, she pressed on to make her appointment until her beloved 1973 Mercedes 300D shuddered to a halt, its engine effectively fused because an oil line had ruptured.But...
People
Hollywood never really got over the retirement of JOHNNY CARSON. Once again, the movie industry is turning its biggest night of the year over to a star from a rival medium - television.Come March 27, DAVID LETTERMAN will step onstage as host of the 67th...
People in Business
Robert A. Clausen was named corporate vice president-Monsanto Business Services of Monsanto Co.Southwest Bank appointed pKaren Hendrickson vice president and Sally Spencer assistant cashier. Robert E. Flynn III, president of Flynn and Associates, a real...
Practice-Weary Indians Hold off Warriors
The Wentzville High girls basketball team did what it needed to do Wednesday night. But that was about it.The Indians, ranked fourth in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, played sluggishly in a 49-44 victory at St. Charles West."We did not play well...
Rebirth of the Brass New Look for Old Tradition
WHY BUCK TRADITION when you can bend it to your will? New Orleans' ReBirth Brass Band finds plenty of room in a musical form that dates back at least as far as the Civil War to bring aboard any style that comes to mind.From the toothsome jazz-funk...
Recordings
"BOB DYLAN'S GREATEST HITS, VOLUME 3" (Columbia)</P><P>Even the most ardent, long-standing Dylan fans don't ever play "Planet Waves." Or "Desire." Or "Street Legal." Or "Knocked Out Loaded" or "Down in the Groove" or "Under the Red Sky"...
Record vs. Nonconference Foes Proves Valley Is Peaking
The little conference that could, the Missouri Valley, is back on its feet. In 1991-92, the league finished 32-56 in nonconference play.Three years later, that sad sack record has been turned on its head. With only seven nonconference games remaining...
Russian Shells Put Chechens on Defensive
Rebel units retreated building by building Thursday as Russian forces bombarded the capital of Chechnya, showering the city with artillery shells and rockets.Demoralized bands of Chechen fighters resisted the ferocious new onslaught, but many also fled....
Scheffer, Siess Scholar-Athlete All-Americas
St. Charles High product Cindy Scheffer was one of two Lindenwoood College women's soccer players to be named as a 1994 All-America Scholar-Athlete by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.Scheffer, a senior midfielder, and Jennifer Siess,...
Schmidt Is Hot Corner's Greatest
One Sunday in 1976, when cunning Philadelphia pitcher Jim Kaat had adopted a rapid-working pitching delivery, the Cardinals filled the bases with two out. Reggie Smith, then a Redbird muscle man, hit a hot smash over third base, apparently for a two-run...
Secretary Blamed for Gap in Nixon Tape, Memo Says
RICHARD M. NIXON'S White House attorneys secretly told a judge that Rose Mary Woods, Nixon's secretary, caused the 18 1/2-minute gap in a crucial tape recording, and did it intentionally, a newly disclosed Watergate document asserts."There is no `innocent...
Senate Democrats Want Time to Study Bill to Ban Unfunded U.S. Mandates
Senate Democrats objected Thursday to the Republicans' haste in pushing a bill to curb unfunded federal mandates.Both sides and President Bill Clinton agree that they want to make it difficult for the federal government to tell states what to do without...
She Lives with a Man Who Won't Get Divorced
Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship with a man who is 18 years my senior. We are not spring chickens - I'm 48 and he will soon be 66. I love him very much and he says he loves me. We are living as husband and wife.The problem: He is married, but...
Shrewsbury Was Right: Alcott Was a Spoiler
JIM SHREWSBURY is no stranger to being the victim of bad politics.The veteran alderman was beaten - physically - 15 years ago by a couple of thugs working for the 7th Ward Democratic organization run by Sorkis Webbe Sr.Shrewsbury's mistake was in campaigning...
Sinking Fast? Here Are Lifelines How to Set Up a Repayment Schedule That Really Works
The debt counselors at Consumer Credit Counseling Service Inc. hear more ways to fall into debt every day. But they follow one basic path for getting out of it.Here are a few debt-repayment tips from Jean Bischmann at the Santa Clara, Calif., office...
Sports Shorts
Holy Bull, who won eight of 10 starts and more than $2 million last year, won the Eclipse Award on Thursday as the top 3-year-old colt or gelding. D. Wayne Lukas was voted trainer of the year, and two of his horses, Flanders and Timber Country, won...
St. John's CEO Gone: Rams Coming Tuesday
HOT FLASHES: As you read this, the name of John T. Farrell is being removed from the directory as prez and CEO of St. John's Mercy Med Center. Insiders attribute the move to a "power struggle."Tuesday's the day for the press conference here to announce...
St. Louis Officers Indicted in Fraud Police Say 3 Suspects Falsified Work Record
Three St. Louis police officers were indicted Thursday on charges they were paid for security work they never performed at the Cochran Gardens housing complex. A fourth officer pleaded guilty earlier.Federal authorities said Thursday that more police...
St. Louis Should Stress Culture, New Zoo Board Chairman Says
Kenneth J. Rothman, the new chairman of the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District board, said Thursday that St. Louis could become "the cultural Mecca of the Midwest" if the same fervor expended on sports teams here were expended on cultural...
Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAYBluegrass Festival: Tonight's session of the four-day festival put on by the Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee will include a fiddle and banjo contest. The roster for the four-day event features...
Sunny Outlook for Solar Energy
In 1956, Bell Labs unveiled an intriguing new type of power plant. A few inches in size and a fraction of an inch thick, this power plant used sunlight as its fuel source. Each individual solar cell generated a tiny trickle of electricity. Wired together...
Support Groups
TodayStepping Free, a support group of Narcotics Anonymous, will meet at 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial Methodist Church, Pittman and School Streets, O'Fallon.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, 7400 Highway N at Dardenne...
Talent Acts to Delay Dioxin Incinerator
Rep. James Talent, R-Chesterfield, said Thursday that he would ask a Congressional investigative agency to widen its study of the dioxin incinerator planned for Times Beach.Talent, an incinerator opponent, wants the agency - the General Accounting Office...
Teamwork Howell Club Skates to a Trio of Triumphs with Unified Efforts
The Francis Howell team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association is really starting to come on."We're playing some great hockey right now," coach Jim Hofer said. "And the thing I love about it is that everybody on the team is contributing. This is a...