St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 27, 1997

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#1 at Sundance Local Man about Town Scores Award with `Man about Town'
"Man About Town," a 22-minute dramatic movie produced by, written by and starring former St. Louisan Matt Gunn, was named best short film at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The 10-day festival ended Sunday in Park City, Utah.The movie, a wry and...
24-Screen Theater's Developer Pulls Out
The 24-screen AMC theater planned for St. Peters as part of a mega-entertainment complex is dead.A year ago, Landon Development Corp. of Southfield, Mich., presented the city with a proposal for the project, a Tax Increment Financing District, east of...
2 School Districts Seek Support from Voters
Two adjacent, fast-growing school districts in Jefferson County want help from voters on April 1.The Fox School District wants voters to approve a $10 million bond issue to build a new grade school, renovate buildings and expand technology. The district...
7 Cities to Pick Mayors; 5 Others Are Unopposed
Voters in seven communities in north St. Louis County will have a choice for mayor in the April 1 municipal elections.Incumbent mayors in Dellwood, Moline Acres, Normandy, Northwoods, Pine Lawn and Velda City face opposition. In Country Club Hills, Mayor...
Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: After reading in your column about the man who insisted on picking up hitchhikers, I had to tell you about a tragedy I witnessed several years ago while I was on vacation.I arrived at my destination and was met by my girlfriend, whom I had...
A Climate of Violence Surrounds Anti-Abortion Movement
This city had two bomb scares last Wednesday. The first occurred across the street from an abortion clinic and the other around the corner at the Mayflower Hotel, where NARAL, the pro-choice organization, was having a lunch.In neither case was there...
A Haven with Hope Unwed Mothers Find Home at Olive Branch Center
In the poem "Mother to Son," Langston Hughes wrote: "life for me ain't been no crystal stair." That line rings true for 17-year-old Denise and 15-year-old Angela.Denise and Angela - both pseudonyms - have lived in foster homes, juvenile detention and...
Albanian Marchers Become Belligerent
Tens of thousands of Albanians fought riot police and set fire to government buildings Sunday in protests to demand payments from failing, high-risk investment schemes.Police retreated under a hail of rocks thrown by an angry mob of about 35,000 people...
Al Wedel Jr.: Fire Chief Revels in His Work - Paid and Volunteer
Pipe and slipper time doesn't always come at the end of the work day for Olivette Fire Chief Al Wedel Jr. That's when Wedel takes up his volunteer duties as assistant chief and firefighter for the St. Charles Fire Protection District.Wedel joined the...
Apple, Cottage Cheese Go Together in Pancakes
PANCAKES are so basic to our culinary heritage that I sometimes forget how really special they are.I was fascinated to learn that the round shape of the pancake was considered symbolic of the sun and played an important part in religious rituals from...
Auditor Praises Record Keeping, Urges Some Modifications
Green Park received good marks for its record keeping from June 1995 through June 1996, according a recent audit by Altepeter, Galati and Co.Terry Altepeter of the company told the Board of Aldermen that Green Park's books generally were in good shape....
A Valley Park Story - According to the Book of James
The letter bore the return address of George B. James, and the request sounded modest enough:Given that James was named "Mr. Valley Park" five years ago, and given that he'll celebrate his 94th birthday Feb. 6, could the paper please include him in the...
Bell's Palsy May Occur during Pregnancy
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you please explain what Bell's palsy is? My stepgranddaughter was pregnant when one side of her face became paralyzed.The doctor said it was Bell's palsy and that it is common with pregnant women. I had never heard of this being...
Blue Jay Relishes Basketball Spotlight
Washington High's Tim Brinker says crosstown rival St. Francis Borgia usually gets most of the town's attention in basketball."They get all the credit and it seems as though we're always a step behind them," Tim said.That situation changed this season....
Board Ponders Full Day for Kindergarten
A full-day, tuition-free kindergarten program would cost the Ladue School District less than $200,000 a year, according to a report presented to the Ladue School Board.The district is considering a full-day program. It now offers a half-day program with...
Briefs
NATIONWESTERN STORMSFlooding Closes Roads As Rain Soaks Region Early morning rain Sunday pushed creeks over their banks in northern California, leaving homes flooded and 2 feet of water on well-traveled Highway 101 in San Jose, Calif. The rainstorm ended...
Broad Spectrum of Candidates Seeking Offices across Area
Fenton mayor Fran Ruzicka is running unopposed in the only mayoral election among communities in the south St. Louis County area on April 1.In other South County communities, voters will choose aldermen, council members and village trustees.Here's a...
Building Plan, Annexations Head List of April 1 Issues
A building program proposed by the Sullivan School District and annexations sought by Washington highlight issues on the ballot in Franklin County on April 1.Tuesday of last week was the deadline for filing proposals with the county clerk's office.Sullivan...
California Prosciutto Rolls Please Cooking Pros
OVER THE years, I have entertained many fellow cooks and colleagues.Typically, I invite a cooking pal or two for dinner or lunch or even for a weekend visit. While I am always concerned that the food for such guests be special, rarely do I feel anxious.But...
Campaign Finance Reform Still Vital
The campaign finance reform bill introduced again by GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Fred Thompson of Tennessee and Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold should fare better this year than last, when it died in Congress. The record spending in the 1996...
Candidates File for Board Spots in Six Districts
Candidates in six school districts in south St. Louis County have filed for election to their respective school boards on April 1.In South County fire protection districts, only residents in the Lemay district have filed for election to the district's...
`Center of Gravity' Makes Science Fun Learning Center Offers Weekend Wizardry for Budding Researchers
If you who can't imagine the words "science" and "fun" in the same sentence, Cora Fickinger and Rory Day will give you some static. Or offer a different angle. They want you to be drawn into the world of physics like a magnet. Or try a delicate balancing...
Chechens Plot Independence in Vote Today
Chechens say they will be charting their own independent course when they choose a president and a parliament today to lead their tiny Muslim republic.All the leading presidential candidates are heroes of Chechnya's guerrilla battle against the Russians,...
Cheesy Does It! after 29-Year Wait, Green Bay Brands Its `G' on Super Bowl Title
The Green Bay Packers finally have a present to go with their past.The 35-21 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday hardly brought back memories of Vince Lombardi's grind-it-out champions of the '60s.Instead, it was a high-powered...
Cheesy Does It with 35-21 Win, Pack Is Back in Titletown
Pass the roquefort, the Swiss and the Wisconsin cheddar. At long last, the Pack is back. Cheeseheads rule! The Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champions for the first time in 29 years. Champions of the National Football League for a record 12th time.And...
City, County Officials Ponder Complex with Sports Arena, Convention Center
St. Charles officials and commissioners of the St. Charles County Convention and Sports Authority agree that a convention center next to a 10,000-seat sports arena would make an attractive development package.But Don Boschert Jr., chairman of the county...
City-Operated Cable TV to Feature Show with Both Sides of `Home Rule'
Sometime this week, Channel 7 will begin televising a new program about the home-rule charter proposal in St. Peters.The show was taped Friday at St. Peters City Hall by city staff members and will air on the city-operated cable-access channel.Speaking...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Hilliker Corp. represented both parties in these sales of office-warehouse space:* 7,900 square feet at 3916 Geraldine Avenue to Donald Posey and Mark Woolbright from Ed Jefferson Contracting Inc.* 91,000 square feet at 5404 Euclid Avenue to EMS Group...
Companies Evolve If They're Willing to Experiment
Scientist and Harvard professor Stephen Jay Gould has written a book he describes within its pages as "remarkably" short. Yet, it is, at 244 pages, maybe 224 pages too long. But, oh, those remaining pages . . . gems.The book is "Full House: The Spread...
Competition in Local Phone Service Is Still on Hold
Competition in the local telephone service market is coming more slowly than expected, Manning Lee, a lawyer for Teleport Communications Group, told potential customers in St. Louis recently. Companies other than regulated telephone carriers serve fewer...
Convention Center Put on Hold; Cost Studied Groups to Meet March 6 on Pursuing Project
St. Charles City Council members and the county's Convention and Sports Authority will meet again in March, after city officials decide how much money they are willing to invest in a convention center.The county's five-member Convention and Sports Authority...
Corporate Thinking, Red Bud's Levi's and `Guilt' by Proximity
AMONG THE UNWRITTEN laws of social survival there is one titled "And What Are You Doing Here?" that has saved the bacon of many a guy who got recognized by a friend at some (gin mill, topless bar, weekday baseball game). Fill in the blank yourself.It...
County Police Investigating Teacher Case
St. Louis County police are investigating a police officer over allegations that an Oakville High School journalism teacher improperly handled the officer's service revolver, sources say.The teacher, Jennifer Siegel, took 38 Oakville journalism students...
Delays in Russia Threaten Space Plan
Problems with Russia's space program have delayed its main contribution to the proposed international space station, endangering the entire project, some experts say.The Russian module is a centerpiece of the orbiting outpost, which involves 15 nations...
Democrat Fund-Raisers Aim at Hyphenated Americans
REPUBLICANS' EFFORTS to determine the extent of White House involvement in political fund raising produced a hefty heap of documents late Friday, the administration's preferred day of the week for releasing potentially embarrassing material.The hundreds...
Dispute over Jurisdiction Spelled out Developers Hear Impact of Claim That Annexations Were Invalid
St. Charles County means to assert its jurisdiction over four subdivisions that were invalidly annexed into O'Fallon, County Counselor Joanne Leykam told the developers Friday.This means that the builders and developers of the Chadwyck, Calumet Ranch...
Doran's the Boss after Ambush Win over Wings
Daryl Doran is an all-star coach again.Not that Ambush fans didn't already think so. But Doran made it official Saturday night when the 'Bush defeated the Wichita Wings 19-12 at Kiel Center.The victory, in front of a crowd of 7,881, raised the Ambush's...
Down 16 at Half, Rochester Rallies to Beat Wu 78-72
Keyed by Dave Sickler's 24 second-half points, the University of Rochester overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to upset 12th-ranked Washington University 78-72 Sunday afternoon at the WU Field House.The loss snapped the Bears' University Athletic Association...
Drew Sketches Success Early, but Pack Answers
For a brief but brilliant stretch, Drew Bledsoe had the confident look of an MVP.Trailing Green Bay 10-0, Bledsoe and the New England Patriots got hot. Completing six of nine passes for 115 yards, Bledsoe shredded the Packers for two touchdowns. Suddenly,...
Eagles among Us
Our nation's symbol has come down from the mountaintop to winter amid the traffic and industry of the Mississippi River.NO purple mountain's majesty here, and nary a fruited plain. But that is our nation's symbol - the bald eagle - soaring over the Mississippi...
Edwardsville High Guard/forward Is Real Tiger
Twenty-nine of 52. Twenty-three of 46. Thirty-one of 65. Twenty-five of 57. Looks like somebody's lofty batting average in baseball.That's not the case, though. It's Jim Dougherty's points scored in a game and the point totals of his team, Edwardsville...
Elite Gop Donors Got Pledge of Help, Access `Season-Ticket Holders' Each Gave $250,000
For elite donors who contributed at least $250,000, the Republican Party offered a new enticement in its gilded invitations to the party's convention in San Diego last summer.Beyond the smorgasbord of perks, the party promised its staff members to help...
E-Mail Boosts Travel and Comments on It, as More Hit the Road
The current communications supernova, which has put companies in fingertip touch around the world, seems to be encouraging rather than discouraging business travel.Runzheimer International, a Wisconsin management consulting firm, reports that business...
Excuses Might Be Funny, but Cellular Phone Bills Aren't
SOME DEVICES are meant for abuse. I think, for instance, of the remote control device for a television.For years, we did without and we were perfectly happy. We would look in the newspaper to see what was on, and after making our selection, we would...
Favre's Big Moment Eases Pain of Trouble-Filled Year
About four hours before the start of Super Bowl XXXI, Brett Favre got some words of advice from his father, Irvin."He knew I'd been through a bunch this year," Favre said. "He said, `You can make it all right by winning this ballgame.' "Favre made it...
Flood Fell a Few Singles Short of Fame and Riches
Curt Flood as a player was good, very good, but he could have been great. And if he had won that lawsuit, challenging baseball's reserve clause, he would have been rich. But back then, he didn't want money. He only wanted to stay in St. Louis.As a player,...
Floyd Captures Fourth in a Row at Senior Skins
"Any more questions?" Raymond Floyd asked."Yeah," came a voice from the back of the press tent. "When you gonna retire?"First, Floyd may just retire the Senior Skins Game Trophy. He took his fourth consecutive title in the event Sunday, winning eight...
Forecast: Caution! Frigid Blast to Glaze Streets with Rain, Sleet and Snow
Weather forecasters predict freezing rain this morning followed by above-freezing temperatures. Then get ready for a temperature plunge tonight and 1 to 3 inches of snow.In other words, more fender-bender weather.Forecasters and motorists got in a little...
Four Third-Period Goals by Lemieux Lift Penguins
Mario Lemieux tied a National Hockey League record with four third-period goals in front of his hometown fans as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the slumping Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Sunday in Montreal.Lemieux, a native of Quebec, shares the record with...
Fox High Wrestler Sets Sights High
Fox High wrestler Kevin Herron isn't scared to take on the biggest, toughest and meanest of opponents.But taking his first plane flight last summer was a different story."I was a little worried," Kevin said. "Sure, I was glad when we got back, but I...
Fund Managers Finding It Harder to Beat the Market
Lately, few fund managers talk much about "beating the market" - that is, delivering returns that outpace the broad market indexes such as the Standard & Poor's 500.And even fewer managers actually do it: In fact, only about a third of active money managers...
Fund-Raiser Pushed Asian-Americans for Jobs, Records Reveal
Six weeks after President Bill Clinton's first inauguration, a Democratic fund-raiser began visiting the White House personnel office to recommend Asian-American campaign supporters for government jobs.The visitor, Nora Lum, delivered hundreds of resumes...
Get Copies of Credit Reports While They Still Come Free
This is a particularly good time to get a copy of your credit report, and not just because you are trying to make a fresh start in 1997.Experian, the company that used to be a part of TRW, has announced it will end its complimentary credit report offer...
Government Fails to Make Ends Meet
In 1916 the national debt could have been paid off by the nation's richest man, John D. Rockefeller. This year the two richest Americans, William Gates and Warren Buffett, working together would go broke trying to pay even two months' interest - approximately...
Green Bay Con-Vinces One More Afc Loser
The Green Bay Packers are world champions, but what would Vince Lombardi say?All these passes.A cold-weather Wisconsin team, running this pretty as pink "West Coast" offense? No one blocking. No one running the football. No one protecting the quarterback....
Hayes Heats Up to Lead Howell over West 60-50
In a game of spurts, the Francis Howell High Vikings had the one that counted most Friday night.The Vikings broke a 44-all tie with a 16-6 run over the game's final 4 1/2 minutes to beat visiting St. Charles West 60-50 in a key Gateway Athletic Conference...
Healthy Newborns, Japanese Style
Missouri House Speaker Steve Gaw and several lawmakers from other states recently visited Japan to learn more about that nation's impressive prenatal and postnatal health-care system. Let's hope the visit gives them ideas for lowering infant mortality...
Hingis: Adolescent Who's Lauded for Her Normalcy
Unexpected surprises on the women's tennis tour usually involve unearthed arrest records or the publication of compromising photographs. It is in this context that the blossoming of Martina Hingis as the sport's next star has been greeted with a collective...
Home Owners Get One of the Last Tax Shelters Around
You get more than just the chance to be your own landlord when you come up with the down payment for a house or apartment. You get an asset with built-in tax breaks.Homeownership is one of the few tax shelters still around after the changes introduced...
Illinois Chief Justice Won't Quit, Says Accusations Aren't Accurate
Illinois Chief Justice James Heiple says he has no intention of stepping aside in the face of accusations from the state's Judicial Inquiry Board that he used his influence to dodge traffic tickets."I've been a judge for 27 years, and when I introduce...
Improved `Streetscape' Is Close to Completion
After two years of dodging barricades and torn-up segments of sidewalks, Clayton's shoppers, diners and workers probably have noticed that their paths are mostly clear of late.That's because an ambitious "streetscape" improvement project is nearing completion....
In Accord: Car Thieves Agree, Honda Remains a Popular Choice
The Honda Accord is hot - with thieves.The 1994 Honda Accord EX was No. 1 last year, according to an annual list of the nation's most-stolen cars and trucks released Sunday.Second was the '88 Accord LX, and third was the '92 Accord LX. Other Acc ords...
Jordan Slam-Dunks All-Star Balloting with 2 Million Votes
Michael Jordan, the leading vote-getter in the history of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game, on Sunday became the first player to receive more than 2 million votes in one season.In final fan voting for the Feb. 9 game in Cleveland, the...
Jubilant Packers Fans Have Cheese Ball before Mardi Gras
Freeezing weather couldn't stop fans with Packers fever, who poured into the snowy streets after Green Bay's first Super Bowl victory in nearly 30 years.George Fuller rang his cowbell madly in the final seconds of the game he watched on the two 18-by-24-foot...
Kc's Quandary: Can It Support This?
One of the decorations at the recent grand opening gala at Station Casino Kansas City was a cactus ice sculpture.That was a fitting symbol. Outside, the temperature hovered near zero while inside, many guests commented that the new casino would be c...
Lawyer for Cadet Faults West Point
A lawyer for the West Point cadet acquitted of raping a female cadet said he was prosecuted mainly because authorities feared accusations of cover-up.Michael Diederich Jr. said leaders at the U.S. Military Academy had been primarily concerned about the...
Leisure Suits Don Shula Just Fine
Don Shula is fit. He is tanned. He is happy, and he insisted this week in a 45-minute interview that he is definitely not bored. After spending most of his adult life as a head coach in the National Football League, Shula stepped down as coach of the...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Low-Skill Jobs Credited for Helping Cut Crime Rate
The current economic expansion has drawn some criticism on the grounds that many of the jobs it has generated pay poorly.Some say, however, that a positive aspect of this development is that these jobs offer unskilled youths a chance for employment....
Many Work-at-Home Schemes Are Too Good to Be True
Q. I retired early and I'm interested in pursuing a work-at-home business opportunity. Recently I was sent information about a home-based opportunity that looks too good to be true. But after attending their seminar, I think this is a great business...
Mccluer North Students Help Buddies Learn about Bodies
"I can't believe we're in a mouth," Johnathan Coppage said as he turned to his fourth-grade buddies in the Show-Me Body Walk.Recently, about 800 fourth-graders in the Ferguson-Florissant School District learned the importance of good nutrition and exercise...
Measuring Women's Progress
As 1997 begins, "women's figures" have never been better. One hundred years ago, women were an unequal class in America. They faced unequal laws, unequal schools, unequal access to political institutions and unequal access to markets. Suffragettes led...
Members of Top Israeli Parties Reach Accord on Peace Effort
After years of bitter division, leading members of Israel's ruling Likud and opposition Labor parties announced agreement Sunday on a formula for a final peace settlement with the Palestinians.The plan foresees Israel annexing West Bank areas where most...
Mizzou Takes a Pass on Beating Texas 26 Turnovers Spoil Tigers' Bid for Upset
After the University of Missouri's Jason Sutherland and Texas' Kris Clack tried to grope, poke and hogtie each other with 55.1 seconds left in Sunday's savagely contested basketball game at the Erwin Center, only one movement and one motive was obvious.Clack...
Modified Coffeecake Contains Two-Thirds Less Fat
READER PHYLLIS STERN'S request for a way to trim the fat from her husband's favorite cinnamon-nut coffeecake was easy to accomplish.The cuts came from reducing the amount of margarine in the recipe and by replacing other high-fat ingredients with fat-free...
Monday Memo
Good writing is clear, concise and easily understood. It doesn't contain a lot of jargon.So why do so many companies offer financial documents rife with acronyms? Why do these documents read like a foreign language, or worse?Maybe they are influenced...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Lost in the hoopla of DICK VERMEIL, 60, returning to NFL coaching after a 14-year hiatus and MIKE DITKA, 57, doing the same after a four-year absence, was the report of LARRY HOLMES, 47, stepping back in the ring.In Copenhagen, Denmark, the former heavyweight...
Movie Cleans Up Flynt's X-Rated Life
I have long regarded Larry Flynt as the curse of the First Amendment. He's the catch that comes with the freedom of speech. The asterisk on the Constitution.The right to publish a cartoon about Bill Clinton and Paula Jones on the editorial page comes...
Murphy Is Earning His Check
On Saturday afternoon, Blues rookie Harry York cast his vote for the National Hockey League's top player last week."Joe Murphy should be player of the week," York said.Murphy, 27, certainly has the credentials. In three games last week, all Blues victories,...
`Mysterious' Video on Home Rule Draws Fire
After listening to Rebecca Dennis explain her dealings with St. Peters City Hall in setting up the taping of a TV show on the pros and cons of the home-rule charter proposal, Philip Ohlms threw his hands up and declared: "This is so junior high."Dennis,...
New Jail's Perks Perk Prisoners Up after Cramped Quarters at Old Digs
Roy Matheson probably never imagined that he'd be excited about being placed in a jail. But living in a cramped two-man cell can make a new one with three times the space look luxurious."And we might get cable, too, I heard," said Matheson, a prisoner...
No. 1 Ku Holds off Colorado
Raef LaFrentz scored 21 points and Jerod Haase added 20 as unbeaten and No. 1 Kansas withstood a scare from No. 18 Colorado before beating the Buffaloes 77-68 on Sunday in Boulder, Colo.The Jayhawks (20-0, 6-0 Big 12) took a 13-0 advantage and led by...
On Feb. 2, Celebrate Groundhog Day with Ground Pork (Get It?)
IN A TONGUE-IN-CHEEK American tradition, the groundhog comes out of the ground in the Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney at sunrise every Feb. 2 to predict the outcome of winter. If he sees his shadow, it means winter will continue for six more weeks;...
Opponents Blast Brochure about Shopping Center Attorney Says City's Tactic `Crossed the Line"
Richmond Heights City Manager Carl Schwing says a brochure the city sent out to residents on a shopping center proposed for Brentwood Boulevard is intended to be an informational pamphlet.Bill Kuehling, an attorney for a business opposing the project,...
Packers Reap Happy Returns from Howard
The Green Bay Packers won't lie. They were about to cut Desmond Howard in the preseason. He had a sore hip during training camp, and didn't do much.Howard was vanishing from the depth chart. He was about to be told to come to coach Mike Holmgren's office...
Paper Links Suspects to Bombing at Olympics FBI Investigating 3 Men in Pacific Northwest
Three men charged with several bombings and bank robberies in the Pacific Northwest are being checked out for links to the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, a newspaper reported Sunday.However, while Justice Department and FBI sources told The Spokes...
Parcells Issues No Goodbyes
The Big Tuna refused to bite.Question: Why do you want to leave the Patriots?Bill Parcells: "I didn't say that. You did." Question: Are you leaving the Patriots? Parcells: "I'm not answering your question." Sunday's 35-21 loss to Green Bay in Super Bowl...
Party Time: Packers Fans Here Revel in Title
"Delirium, delight, ecstasy."That's what Oshkosh, Wis., native Steve Drews said he felt moments after the Green Bay Packers - the team he's rooted for since childhood - won the Super Bowl on Sunday night.Drews, 51, was among about 300 St. Louis area...
PBS Film Documents Life of Hawaii's Last Queen
`Hawaii's Last Queen'When: 8 tonightWhere: Channel 9 BEYOND Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani, the islands' last monarch, probably is best-known as the composer of "Aloha Oe." But to native Hawaiians, Liliuokalani is the revered symbol of their loss of sovereignty....
People
Trouble is brewing on Broadway between LIZA MINNELLI and "Victor/Victoria" co-star TONY ROBERTS, according to New York's tabloid press.Miscues by Minnelli led to a backstage tantrum by Roberts and a subsequent "sickout" by the actor until the show's...
Postal Service in Elsah Signed, Sealed, Delivered Old-Fashioned Service Suits Both Residents and Postmaster
When Betty Clark graduated from high school in 1960, she took the postal exam because it "seemed like the thing to do."Nine years passed without a peep from the post office. Then one day Elsah Postmaster Paul Barnes called and offered Clark a job. She...
Poster Contest Offers $300 Toy Shopping Spree
Sharpen those crayons, fifth graders . . . and get ready to win a whopping $300 shopping spree at Toys 'R Us and a U.S. savings bond to boot! That's the grand prize in the 1997 Missouri Dental Health Poster Contest, an annual event sponsored statewide...
Privatized: Argentina Wants Government out of Its Business
Over the last seven years, Argentina has undergone an economic and business revolution."In 1990, we had an inflation rate of 4,923.6 percent - I always have to put in the .6 percent," said Ricardo Gauthier, the Argentine General Council in Chicago. "For...
Proposal for Apartment Withdrawn; Cost Cited
A proposal to build a 29-unit apartment building on 1.3 acres in Kirkwood has been withdrawn, due to the cost of providing water service to the site.The developer, William Curson, brought the proposal to the Kirkwood City Council earlier this month at...
Quarterly Report
Pomp And Circumstances: Hey, The Pats Are In It!First QuarterPatriots 14 Packers 10 Preview Programming: From all the analytical babble-on, this critical insight stuck smack dab on the frontal lobe: John Madden told us that "controlling the line of scrimmage"...
Questions Surround Bipolar Diagnosis
Dear Open Mind: My wife is 35 years old and recently was diagnosed with manic depression. She had no history of depression or mania, but an initial episode of mania required hospitalization. While there, doctors also found a hypothyroid condition. After...
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business:" The bloom is off the rose."- John Rutledge, an analyst at Loomis, Sayles & Co., after International Business Machines Corp. said fourth-quarter profit rose to $3.93 a share, below...
`Rafting' Plan Draws Support and Criticism
A proposal to create streams for whitewater rafting in Spanish Lake Park has stirred interest among nearby residents.About 150 people turned out at a public hearing Thursday night to express varying opinions. Specifics about the project, however, were...
Rebels Free Ill Hostage at Embassy
Rebels holding dozens of hostages released an ailing police general early Sunday, and a mediator said a "small light on the horizon" hinted of a peaceful way out of the crisis.Gen. Jose Rivas Rodriguez was wheeled out on a stretcher from the Japanese...
Red Onions Give Snap to Pizza
ONIONS ARE as colorful and distinctive as their names.Ebenezer, Southport Globe and White Spanish have reputations for being "good keepers," while Vidalia, Walla Walla and Maui vie for "world's sweetest." Taking home prizes for gorgeous color and beauty...