St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 14, 1997

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2 Councilmen Are Cleared in Campaign Spat Mayor Also Not Guilty of Violating Charter; Residents Scold All Three
In a special meeting last week, the Ellisville City Council decided that two councilmen had not violated the city's charter despite earlier accusations by Mayor Dennis Novak.Council members Jeffrey Khoury and Ted Norwood, both 3rd Ward, said the controversy...
3 Finalists Named for Top Post after Six-Month Search, Woman, 2 Men in Running for Superintendent's Spot
The three finalists to replace Normandy Schools Superintendent Ernest Jones are a woman from Kentucky and men from Iowa and Illinois.The Normandy School Board made public last week the names of the three finalists after a six-month nationwide search....
3 Hot Spots Searched; No Sign of Pilot, Jet
Rescue teams searching for an A-10 Thunderbolt warplane that mysteriously disappeared 11 days ago were expected to resume their efforts early today after narrowing their search area.Rescue workers who had identified several areas where metal debris was...
3 Hot Spots Searched; No Sign of Pilot, Jet
The Air Force launched its first ground search for a missing pilot and his warplane on Sunday but found no signs of either after scouring three mountainous areas identified as possible crash sites."I'm sorry to report we didn't find anything," Lt. Gen....
A Golden Night for Ladue High's Mccray
The future of St. Louis amateur boxing attends Ladue High, of all places.Edward McCray, 18, is a 132-pound junior at the West County school.He is a two-time national junior champion. And now, after his first Open Division tournament, he is a Golden Gloves...
A President Who Is in Denial
From Dick Morris comes a pearl of wisdom. The former White House campaign consultant, presidential associate and self-confessed silly man, does not think that Bill Clinton authorized paying Webster Hubbell any hush money. The man he has known for more...
A Quick, Winning Dish for a Busy Family
HEALTHY, QUICK and appealing are Carol Amos' criteria for cooking.Amos was a finalist in this year's Missouri Beef Cook-Off. Her recipe for Oriental beef tortilla rolls won her third place in the statewide contest, which was sponsored by the Missouri...
Area Doctor May Reach Academic Hall of Fame
Dr. Peter Anderson of Glen Carbon skipped his chance to try out for the National Basketball Association.He became an orthopedic surgeon instead, and now he helps other athletes bounce back from their injuries.Now his name also is included among former...
A Star Is Born? Autry Hopes Casting Call Comes Early in NFL Draft
Darnell Autry still gets goose bumps when he remembers his first college start at Northwestern."It was exciting," he said. "I learned a lot. I learned all the things I need to improve on. I'm still scratching the surface. . . . So I've got a long way...
Astros Are Left Seeing Doubles
To place in perspective what occurred in the fourth inning Sunday night at Busch Stadium, consider that in their first 85 innings of play this season, the Cardinals had achieved the modest total of 21 extra-base hits, 14 of them doubles. Add to this...
Astros Are Left Seeing Doubles Cardinals Finally Start Hitting, Get to Hampton in 6-2 Victory
To place in perspective what occurred in the fourth inning Sunday night at Busch Stadium, consider that in the Cardinals' first 85 innings of play this season, they had achieved the modest total of 21 extra-base hits, 14 of them doubles.Add to this the...
`A Symphony of Sorrow' with Those Words, Post-Dispatch Reporter Carlos F. Hurd Described the Final Moments before the Titanic Slipped Away
THE fascination is unsinkable.Eighty-five years ago this week, the ship Titanic crashed into an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic, killing about 1,500 people, more than half of the 2,201 passengers and crew on board.The full dimensions of the disaster...
Baseball Adds Frozen Tundra to Its Lexicon
I have only one thing to say about the first two weeks of the 1997 baseball season: Jingle Bells!Flying around on the satellite dish Sunday afternoon, I stopped at Chicago's game in Detroit game. It was snowing. Not flurries, but those swirling, winter-wonderland...
Baseball Player Learns to Trust Coach, Himself
Adam Nelson, senior baseball player at Naval Junior ROTC, had a .667 batting average after the Public High League tournament April 5. But Adam remembers a time when he didn't think he could hit pitching at the varsity level.Commanders coach Ron Newell...
Be Ready to Make Move When the Bears Come Calling
Service A recent Money magazine article pointed out that one-third of the $1.76 trillion currently invested in stock funds entered the market during just the last four years. Moreover, one in five fund shareholders has opened his or her first fund account...
`Best Foot Forward' Brings Soccer Goals
Hazelwood Central soccer player Becky Brown is good at putting her best foot forward.In fact, Becky, a senior forward for the Hawks, is in pursuit of the school record for goals by a player. She had nine in the first seven games this year, and coach...
Better with Age 3 Area Residents Honored as Outstanding Older Workers
Three Metro East area senior citizens have shared their talents with others for a long time, and now they're being recognized as outstanding older workers by the Illinois Department on Aging.Collinsville Township Senior Center Director Al Tognarelli...
Blues Move Up, Beat Once-and-Future Foe
The Blues closed out the regular season Sunday with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, boosting the team to a sixth-place finish in the Western Conference. And what did they earn for their efforts? A first-round playoff series with the Red Wings.The...
Briefs
THE WORLDSOUTH AFRICATruth Commission Calls Ex-Guerrillas South Africa's truth commission said Sunday that it had issued its first summonses compelling former guerrillas of the African National Congress to testify about attacks during the war against...
Business Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHTThe new address of J.A. Glynn & Co. is 9841 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63124. Phone: (314) 997-1277, (800) 966-GLYN; fax: (314) 997-7307. The address was incorrect in last week's Bulletin Board.OPENINGS The following clubs, stores and...
By Finishing Third, Pruett Goes to First
Scott Pruett suddenly finds himself atop the PPG CART World Series standings after Sunday's third-place finish in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.He started 11th and finished fifth in the first race of the season at Homestead, Fla., on March 2 and...
Cdcs Give Businesses a Kick-Start to Success
Community development corporations, long associated primarily with affordable housing and social services in depressed urban areas, are seeking urban and rural entrepreneurs.They offer help with development skills, management expertise and financial...
Change Is Constant in Family Business Success
In an era when Wal-Mart is blamed for burying small-town retailers, when national apparel chains disappear - like Merry-Go-Round - or shed a third of their stores under bankruptcy protection - like Edison Brothers Stores - The Glik Co. is toasting 100...
Child Welfare Law Based on Illusion
For too long, Democrats and their liberal allies in the policy world have held the moral high ground on the subject of children. It's time for Republicans to stop being intimidated.The liberal child-welfare regime in America has been a terrible disa...
Chive Biscuits Top Savory Beef Stew
TUFTS OF chives in my garden are my harbinger of spring.hgfcBrown-thumbed gardener that I am, I've noticed that nothing is as easy to grow or as forgiving. So each year, I add to my repertoire of chive recipes to accommodate my increasing harvest.Chives...
City Asks State to Rethink Road Plan New Manchester Lanes Called Threat to Homes
Town and Country has asked the state to reconsider a plan to build new westbound lanes of Manchester Road from Des Peres to Barrett Station roads.Steven Garrett, an attorney for the city, recently made the request to the state Highway and Transportation...
Claustrophobic Feelings Make Life Close In
Dear Open Mind: I'm a woman in my late 40s. When I was in my late 20s and early 30s, I started noticing that I couldn't stand to feel too closed in. Over the next few years, it got worse and now it's to the point where I can't ride in elevators, sit...
Coffee with 2 Senators a Free Exchange of Ideas
AT 8:30 A.M. EVERY Thursday when Congress is in session, Dick Durbin and Carol Moseley-Braun meet with Illinoisans - or anyone else who shows up - to discuss the people's business, over coffee and doughnuts.Unlike the now-famous White House coffees for...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Colliers Turley Martin represented parties in these transactions:Lease of 56,700 square feet of office space at One City Centre to Trans World Airlines from Hiteman Properties.Lease of 12,126 square feet of office space at 426 Anglum to Morris & Dickson...
Council Oks Bill Cracking Down on `Open Containers' in Cars
Motorists driving with open containers of alcohol in St. John face the prospect of going to jail.City Council members unanimously passed an open-container bill at last week's meeting.The measure says that no person can operate a motor vehicle on any...
Council Ponders Hiring Firm to Bolster Image
Stung by the recent barbs aimed at county government on the issue of emergency dispatching service, members of the St. Charles County Council are considering the hiring of a public relations company to polish their image.Councilwoman Shirley Sisco, R-2nd...
Cubs Match League Record by Starting the Season 0-10
The Cubs tied the modern National League record for season-opening futility, losing their 10th consecutive game as Michael Tucker's eighth-inning triple gave the Atlanta Braves a 6-4 victory Sunday in Chicago.The Cubs tied the mark set by Atlanta in...
Cueto Trial Boasts Big Names, Reputations Major Investigation Made the Case, Prosecutor Says
AMIEL CUETO WAS a target of what a federal prosecutor has called "one of the largest law enforcement efforts in the history" of Southern Illinois.And the results of that investigation begin playing out in a courtroom today in East St. Louis.Assistant...
Dan Aykroyd Becomes a `Soul Man,' Again
YOU can't help but notice Dan Aykroyd as he enters the dining alcove of a West Hollywood hotel, even if you don't immediately recognize him. In a get-up of knee-length khaki shorts, matching jacket and athletic shoes, he looks as if he's been on safari.The...
Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:BELLEVILLEAnna Lebruska, 87, homemaker, died Sunday, visitation after 4 p.m. today, funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Memorials to Four Fountains Nursing Home....
District Oks $314,000 for Alternative School
The Rockwood School District next year will have an alternative school for high-school sophomores and juniors who are in danger of dropping out.The Rockwood School Board approved spending $314,000 for teachers' salaries, technology, rehabilitation of...
Drainage Problem Sparks Request Resident Wants Officials to Stop Rainwater from City-Owned Park
A Normandy resident wants officials there to do something to stop rainwater draining from city-owned Hoelzel Park onto his property.At the City Council's meeting last week, Brian Lang said officials had visited his property and were aware of the situation...
Edmonton Cruises Past Ambush, Forces Deciding Game at Kiel
The road to the National Professional Soccer League's Western Conference final will have to go through St. Louis after the Ambush failed to clinch a spot in the final on Sunday.Third-quarter goals by Carmen D'Onofrio and Dominic Mobilio helped the E...
Enterprising Student Puts Pizza Days Back on Calendar, Helps Pick Supplier
After biting into slices of pizza baked by different companies, Pattonville Heights Middle School students found it easy to swallow the decision of who should get their business.By a 2:1 decision, Pizza Hut beat out a handful of other retailers who wanted...
Fallen Bladder Can Be Helped with Exercises
Dear Dr. Donohue: In 1988, I had surgery for a cystocele and rectocele problem. They held up for one year and the same situation occurred. As time goes by, it has gotten worse, and now it affects urinary and bowel conditions. Is there some other thing...
Filling in Becomes a Whole New Game
Lindsay Bissell was unhappy to see two of her Lafayette High soccer teammates leave the country two weeks ago.Lindsay was forced to move from her right-forward position to the middle to replace Kelly Kram. Kelly and Kristen Sprunger stepped out of t...
Fine Arts Fair Turns a Day off into a Special Event for Students
On a day off from school, the halls at Clayton High School were bustling with hundreds of students who sacrificed their day off to help at the Fine Arts Fair for the students of the Special School District.Now in its seventh year, the Fine Arts Fair...
Flourless Torte Works for Passover Dessert
CHOCOLATE Passover torte is made without flour. It is garnished with fresh raspberries and toasted almonds. Serve with a rich, warm chocolate sauce.The recipe is from Hershey's Cocoa.CHOCOLATE PASSOVER TORTE 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted...
Foreign Fund Investing Can Lower Your Risk
The recent fender-bender on Wall Street shows why it's a good idea to bet some bucks across the deep blue sea.Investors in foreign stock mutual funds gained 2 percent in the first quarter. That's hardly a rip-roaring return, but it beats the 2 percent...
Goalie Bides Her Time, Lets Her Light Shine
Jessie Kuhlman knows about being patient.A sophomore goalie on the Francis Howell North High soccer team, Jessie recently got a chance to start five games. The Lady Knights, ranked fourth in the latest girls soccer poll, went 4-1 in those games, with...
Golden Games: Friendly Competition for Seniors
The ninth annual St. Charles County Golden Games are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday this week.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...
Gop Leaders Turn Up Heat on Janet Reno Pick Counsel or Face Inquiry, Gingrich Warns
Congress should investigate Attorney General Janet Reno if she rejects Republican demands for an independent counsel to look into Democratic campaign fund raising, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., said Sunday.For his part, the chairman of the Senate...
Gordon Records a Bang-Up Win amid 20 Yellow Flags at Bristol
The Food City 500 will go into the record books as one of the most aggressive races in Winston Cup history, so it was only appropriate that Jeff Gordon won it with a show of force.Gordon banged his way past Rusty Wallace 600 feet from the finish line...
Graduates All Get Boost: Money for More School
Students at Herculaneum High School have long known that if they pursued their education after high school, chances were good the high school would reward them with scholarships. But it wasn't until recently that members of the Class of 1997 learned...
Health News
BREAST CANCERPre-emptive Mastectomy Called EffectiveThe increasingly common practice of removing both breasts while they are still healthy is an effective way of preventing breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease, a Mayo Clinic study has found....
Hot, Tangy Flavors in Turkey Burgers
MADE POPULAR in a watering hole in Buffalo, N.Y., the Buffalo wing - named after the place, not the animal - is a crisp-fried, disjointed chicken wing coated with hot sauce and served with blue cheese dip and celery sticks. Easily addictive, versions...
Ice, Snow, Thaw Glaze, Ravage Northern Plains
A freakish series of circumstances - the winter's record snowfall, a quick thaw, a spring blizzard and the billiard-table terrain of the Northern Plains - all conspired to make the early spring floods one of the strangest catastrophes in the memory of...
In Arms Way: Emba's Portage Manager Puts out a Call to Arms ... Lots of Arms
Jason French, player/manager of the VFW Post 4219/Portage team of the East Missouri Baseball Association, needs innings. Lots of innings."Robert Kemna has retired and Mark Hanneke is working on Sundays, so we can't rely on him, either," said French,...
In the Cold, Gant Warming to the Task
When Ron Gant looks bad, well, he looks almost hopeless. He's in the box. The pitcher throws the baseball. Bailing out to Florissant with his front foot, Gant takes a mighty swing that misses everything except an incoming mosquito.When he's in one of...
IRS Shifting Spotlight to `Traditional' Fraud
The Internal Revenue Service is increasing its traditional tax-fraud prosecutions and decreasing investigations involving drug trafficking, money laundering, mail fraud and other illegal money transactions.The agency is sharpening its focus on fraudulent...
Italy Touts Security Force for Albania U.N. Effort May Restore Order, Official Contends
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, feted with a hero's welcome in Albania, said Sunday that a multinational security force could aid the country's rebirth after weeks of anarchy.More than 10,000 cheering Albanians greeted Prodi in the rebel-held s...
It's Brown vs. Brown Again in Clash at Board Meeting
St. Peters resident Thomas W. Brown, a longtime adversary of Mayor Tom Brown, says the mayor "is using his office to generate business for his company and for his own personal financial gain."Mayor Brown owns Motivational Concepts Inc., a company that...
(Just Go) out to Lunch the Noon Hour Should Be a Respite from a Frazzled Workday
HIGH NOON on the highway.You should be eating lunch somewhere, but instead you are running an errand that didn't get done last weekend. Trouble is, you're stuck behind a slow-moving car whose driver is obviously talking on a cell phone.As you pull alongside...
Libraries Monitor, Limit Internet Use
Many libraries in the St. Louis area have added Internet access to their offerings of research tools and materials for the public. But they have anticipated that some might tie up the free terminals to send e-mail, visit chats and even download obscene...
Local Historian Has Made One Rebel His Cause
ALTHOUGH Lowell Reidenbaugh's eyesight has faded over the years, his vision of Confederate Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson has never dimmed.Behind his thick glasses, Reidenbaugh winces when he hears himself referred to as one of the leading...
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...
Marchers Demand Wage Hike for Pickers Farm Union Targets Strawberry Industry
As the first of this season's strawberries lay ripe in nearby fields, thousands of farm workers and union supporters marched through the streets of this small town in central California on Sunday, demanding better wages and working conditions for California's...
Market More Effectively with Database Management
Q. I have owned a natural-vitamin store for more than 10 years. In the last year, four new vitamin stores have opened in my area. I increased my advertising but have not experienced an increase in sales. What else should I be doing to get new customers?A....
Marshal May Be Sworn in, but He Won't Patrol Streets
Two weeks after Ron Shaw won election for marshal of Olympian Village, he has yet to patrol the streets or issue a speeding ticket.Village officials say they expect to swear in Shaw this week, but he won't be allowed to police the community. In a dispute...
Mary Rodiec: Degree from School of Hard Knocks Helps Volunteer Help Parolees
A nonjudgmental attitude is an attribute for an effective parole and probation officer. Those in the field who have experienced life in the fast lane tend to be more empathetic to criminal offenders, recovering alcoholic Mary Rodieck says.Rodieck is...
Mayor Urges Establishment of City Occupancy Permits
St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown says the Board of Aldermen should establish by ordinance an inspection and occupancy-permit process for residential property in the city. St. Peters voters defeated an occupancy-permit proposition and accompanying inspection...
Meals Memories History, Heritage Influence Recipes for the Passover Table
AT SUNDOWN April 21, Jews the world over will sit down at the Passover table for the service and meal called a Seder.They will read the story of Jewish slaves' exodus from ancient Egypt. The Seder plate, proudly displayed as the centerpiece, will include...
Mentally Ill Also Suffer from Being Shunned
Dear Abby: Why does mental illness, which affects millions of Americans, remain so stigmatized and misunderstood?My son, Mike, finally heard the last voice calling out to him from nowhere and saw the last terrible scene that was only in his mind. He...
Monday Memo
Tired of pumping your own gasoline? There's hope on the horizon.First, there was the key-chain swipe device, which speeded up the process at the pump. Now it's a robo-gas pump, which does the work for you.SHELL OIL CO.'s "customer interface center" at...
Money Order: Campaign Financing to Go On-Line
How many lawyers in Rhode Island gave more than $1,000 to a candidate for governor in Missouri?You should be able to find that answer and many more from your home computer, starting next year.The Missouri Ethics Commission's staff recommended Friday...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
When PERNELL "Sweet Pea" WHITAKER heard his World Boxing Council welterweight championship challenger OSCAR DE LA HOYA called "the Golden Boy," he laughed derisively."Yeah, he's the Boy Wonder, but I'm Batman," said Whitaker, 33, nine years older than...
Must-Carry Rule Is Right - for Now
In a 5-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Congress' requirement that cable systems carry over-the-air broadcast stations - to protect the stations from cable's threat to drop them. Given the existing state of television technology, the decision...
National Endowment for the Arts Has Become a Mecca of Waste
Leadership begins with doing little things decisively. Republicans don't understand this. Since the election of 1994, they have not cut taxes, pared spending, saved Medicare, rescued Social Security, amended the Constitution (thank God!) or even pulled...
National Industrial Security Agrees to a Reverse Merger
National Industrial Security Corp. has agreed to a reverse merger with United States Fuel Technology Inc. of Las Vegas, which has developed a system that improves the combustion efficiency of diesel fuel.As part of the proposed deal, Max T. Jackson,...
Neighbors Seek to Block Church Expansion They Dislike Design, Fear Traffic; Rector Rebuts Claims, Cites Needs
Residents of the 200 block of Chestnut Street in Webster Groves have organized to try to stop their neighborhood church - the Church of the Ascension - from building a bigger building.They say the proposed new building looks like a Norman castle. That's...
New Bill to Open River Land to Public Bosley Plans Area Legacy on His Final Day in Office
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. plans to mark his last day in office today by creating a new recreational area three times the size of Forest Park.The mayor has scheduled a 3 p.m. signing ceremony for a bill to be acted on this morning by the Board of Aldermen....
New Business Offers Dogs, Cats, Owners Full Service
You finally found the dog of your dreams. Old Yeller would seem stupid next to him - if only your hound would quit barking, biting and running wildly around the yard.Don't despair. Disney may come begging yet, but first your dog needs to be groomed and...
New England-Style Chowder Holds Birthday Wishes from Chef
SHE: Have you decided what kind of birthday cake you're going to make for me?HE: I don't make cake.SHE: It's my birthday! How can you deny me a simple pastry request? HE: I grant every other request you ever make. I'll wash your car, I'll shine your...
New Residents Get Quick Access to Pool
Residents in an area newly annexed by Manchester can take advantage of park and pool programs immediately instead of waiting for the annexation to take effect in October.Voters approved the annexation of 3,200 new residents April 1. The new area is to...
New Trees Help Revitalize Site, Stem Floods' Ravages
In their protective beige sheaths, the nearly 450 new trees in the Missouri River Bottoms in Hazelwood looked more like a small forest of cylindrical tubes.The tree planting Sunday was a project of the Wildlife Conservation Organization of Missouri,...
No Bitterness Indiana Girl without Forearms Plays Soccer
Rosa Egnatz is running up and down the soccer practice field at Scott Middle School, kicking the ball, laughing, shouting, having the time of her life.Egnatz, a Hammond Morton High School freshman, plays on the boys' team because the city does not offer...
No Freeloader, He's Proud to Pay Taxes
Dear Ann Landers: Last year, after many long hours of organizing my tax records, figuring on my calculator and trying to make sense of the mind-boggling tax laws, I finally put my return in the mail and breathed a sigh of relief. Lo and behold, I was...
No Long Shot with Hughes' All-Around Game, `Sky Is the Limit'
Had Larry Hughes been able to find a loophole, he might have skipped his senior season at CBC and headed straight to St. Louis University, where many thought he was ready to step into the lineup last fall.Athletically, and in virtually every skill category,...
Obituaries
Alvina M. HartingAlvina Marie Harting, 77, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (April 9, 1997) at Emmaus Home in St. Charles.A funeral service was held Sunday in the chapel at Emmaus Home, 2200 Randolph Street, St. Charles. Burial was at the St. John United...
On the Menu
DESPITE last week's snowfall, spring is here, and that means it's time to fire up the grill.Laclede Gas Co.'s home economists are offering a cooking demonstration that showcases gas grills at 6 p.m. April 29 at the Shrewsbury Service Center. Recipe include...
OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO AID THOSE IN NEED Series: Week of the Young Child
How do we move from broad principles to practical application? This is the question we need to ask as the Missouri Legislature deals with its new mandate to refashion public assistance.fEvery person is a creature of God with unique dignity. Each is entitled...
Panic Hangs over Capital of Zaire
Fear gripped Zaire's capital Sunday as rebels said they were resuming their offensive in a final push to topple President Mobutu Sese Seko.Residents of the city of more than 5 million scrambled to stock up on goods. That sent prices soaring in city markets...
Patients, Families Mark 75 Years of Shriners' Care
When Bobbi Jo Wright was about 5 years old, she was in a body cast and having fun."I had my very own padded scooter, and I'd race past people," said Wright, now 32, of Evansville, Ind.Wright was one of 1,000 people from Missouri and surrounding states...
People
It's been one hair-raising ordeal after another for JENNY McCARTHY."I was born with white hair, which was beautiful," the 24-year-old MTV personality told "TV Guide" for its April 19 issue. "Then in sixth grade it started changing to puke brown. By eighth...
Philadelphia Trees Really Rustled
Even by Philly's dubious standards, this crime was bold: the stealing of two trees in Fairmount Park in the full light of daybreak.The weapon: a chainsaw - with a silencer.Arrested last week were two men found sitting on the felled trees. There was no...
Pitcher Takes Tradition of Excellence and Runs with It
Two years ago, Belleville East High School boys baseball coach Dennis Schutzenhofer didn't know if a young, plump kid named Brandon Musso would be a success.Musso did have genetics on his side.Musso's dad, Tony, was a righthanded star for Althoff High...
Player without Forearms Says She Can't Be Bitter
Rosa Egnatz is running up and down the soccer practice field at Scott Middle School, kicking the ball, laughing, shouting, having the time of her life.Egnatz, a Hammond Morton High School freshman, plays on the boys' team because the city does not offer...
Pope Shivers but Brings Message to Sarajevo Armed Guards Watch over Speech of Peace
In bone-chilling cold and with tight security protecting him, Pope John Paul II preached forgiveness Sunday to Catholics, Muslims and Orthodox alike.Tanks, sharpshooters and thousands of police were deployed to protect the pontiff, whose long-delayed...
Prom Probs: Talk Early
DID you know that going to a prom will cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000? Are you aware that many teens rent out hotel rooms for the night where they can party unchaperoned with their friends? Would it amaze you to learn that some parents vacate their...
Property Values Climbing, Assessor Says Rise of 10% to 25% Expected
Nearly a month ago, St. Charles County Assessor Gene Zimmerman said that the market value of residential property in the county would be up by 10 to 25 percent this reassessment yearHow well he knows.The market value of his own residence in St. Charles...
Public Proclamations, Private Considerations
From Columbia, Mo., comes word of a campaign to stomp out hate speech - specifically, hate speech aimed at gays.Flying squads of gay students from the University of Missouri's mother campus took notes when they ran across hate speech. As I understand...
Put Inside Traders outside the Law
Insider trading - where someone privy to a business deal that will affect the stock of a particular company uses the information to buy its stock - is commonly thought to be illegal. At least the Securities and Exchange Commission, which polices the...
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business:"RJR is a drug company, and I'm going to prove it to you."Ron Motley, anti-tobacco attorney, during the opening argument of a civil trial against cigarette maker RJR Nabisco Holdings...
Raggio Called Up, Set to Start against Marlins
Righthander Brady Raggio, who was among the most impressive young pitchers in spring training, has been promoted from Louisville and is scheduled to start Tuesday for the Cardinals. He will oppose the Florida Marlins in his major-league debut.Raggio,...
Reiniger Rescues Ambush in Playoff Series Opener
Ambush forward Joe Reiniger started the night by receiving a watch for being named the team's Most Valuable Player.He ended the night by scoring the winning goal, a 3-point shot that may still be on its way up, to give the Ambush a 19-18 victory over...