St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 21, 1997

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'96 Was Good Year for Insurance Cost, but Increase Seen
HMOs and other managed care plans have helped rein in health insurance inflation for the third year in a row, according to a widely watched survey. But these same plans may soon be partly responsible for re-igniting price increases.The survey of 3,200...
A Day in the Sun Revelers along Pennsylvania Avenue Bask in Hoopla
Leave it to children to describe a parade, even the 53rd inaugural parade."I see a lot of people waving flags, and men with guns," reported one youngster atop his father's shoulders as the parade turned past the Treasury Department Monday afternoon.That...
Airing of Charter Views Promoted, but Format for TV Show Unsettled
Elected officials in St. Peters have asked that a program highlighting views of both the Charter Commission and charter opponents get the go-ahead.The program, to be taped by city staff and shown on city-operated cable Channel 7, would provide 14 minutes...
America's Economy Remains Strong
As President Bill Clinton begins his second term, he has behind him a strong economy. The unemployment rate last month remained at 5.3 percent, the same as the previous month, but 262,000 jobs were created - 11 million over the past four years. As well,...
An Honor Delayed Wake Island Survivor Gets Purple Heart 53 Years after Wound
Former Marine Dennis C. Connor got his Purple Heart this month - 53 better-late-than-never years after the event."It's for my grandchildren. I never really expected to get it," Connor, 77, said from his home in Ellisville.Connor, a retired Missouri Conservation...
Area Residents Brinker, Simpson Top Scholar-Athletes at Visitation
Two area residents attending Visitation Academy - Kristen Brinker and Colleen Simpson - are among the school's top scholar/athletes.Both Brinker, the daughter of Karen and Marvin Brinker, and Simpson, the daughter of Mary Beth and Paul Simpson, attended...
A Stitch in Time. . . Sewing Firm Making a Point: Saving U.S. Jobs
A desire to keep garment workers' jobs in this country spurred Jack and Dixie Kirkham to start a cut-and-sew company in Tipton, Mo., about 30 miles west of Jefferson City.Sewmasters Inc. has started operations in a spec building that the city put up...
A Struggle against Entrenched Corruption
It is possible to explain - without justifying every decision, statement and act by House Speaker Newt Gingrich - why he felt the need for a course to be funded by tax-deductible dollars through a charitable foundation. That explanation lies in the 40-year...
`Athlete's Hands' Is like Athlete's Foot
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please don't laugh. I think I have athlete's foot on my hands. Is this possible? If so, what should I do? I have tiny bubblelike blisters under the skin surface on the sides of the fingers and inside the thumbs and forefingers. Sometimes...
Blues Fall into Trap in Returning to Business New Coach's System Used in 6-4 Victory
Orientation is over. The kinder, gentler manner of coach Joel Quenneville has been duly noted, the breath of air provided by the All-Star Game has been inhaled, the new systems and new lines have been inserted.The Blues are ready to conduct business,...
Bosley's Opponents Cry Foul at March
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and supporters made his record and re-election major themes at events Monday marking the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.The visible politicking touched off observations from several mayoral challengers that the events...
Briefs
OTHER TOP STORIESMadeleine Albright has won the unanimous approval of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to be secretary of state. The full Senate is expected to confirm her quickly. 7AWriter James Dickey died over the weekend at age 73; although...
Bulldogs Score Big over Pirates
Now that's more like it.Fort Zumwalt South tt turned in one of its better performances of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association season Saturday, beating St. Charles 8-3 at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters.Eight players scored for the Bulldogs, who improved...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNA ribbon-cutting ceremony for Tax & Accounting Services, at 4 East Pearce Boulevard in Wentzville, will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The business, which has seven full-time and seven part-time employees, moved from 212 West Pearce Boulevard....
Can You Deal with the New Man of Steel? Superman Dons High Teck Garb
SOON, you won't be able to step on Superman's cape even if you thought you could. That's because the essence - as well as the look - of the Man of Steel is about to change.Mike Carlin, executive editor of DC Universe, the comic book unit of Time Warner,...
Cardinals Recall Flood Excelling on, off the Field `He Never Got His Just Due' for Taking Stand, Brock Says
Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock called his Cardinals teammate, Curt Flood, a pioneer in baseball labor relations. But Brock said Flood's reward was the same as many other pioneers."It's sad," said Brock on Monday night from New York after he had heard...
Carey, Miller Hand Bruins 4th Consecutive Defeat
Kelly Miller scored a pair of goals, and goaltender Jim Carey stopped 31 shots as the Washington Capitals defeated the Bruins 3-2 Monday in Boston.Joe Juneau also scored for Washington, which has lost only once in its last eight games (5-1-2) and halted...
Clinton Paints His Vision of Future with Not So Bold Strokes This Time
If inaugural addresses reflect the mood of the nation, President Bill Clinton's subdued speech on Monday mirrored an America that is buoyant but not in the market for soaring words.Clinton zeroed in on a moment in the nation's history when many Amer...
Clinton"s Second Inaugural Address : Bridge to 21st Century May Include a Toll
President Bill Clinton approached the 21st century with the rhetoric of the 19th. His inaugural speech, 22 minutes of foggy references and McGuffeyesque bromides about the human spirit, sounded as though he were reading from Billy Graham's text. The...
Clinton's Second Inaugural Address : Government Is Needed to Help Americans Achieve
Except when tragic events call forth his passion to soothe and to heal, President Bill Clinton does not offer a leadership of eloquence. He is more given to making lists than to issuing challenges, more likely to rely on the prose of governance than...
Clinton's Second Inaugural Address : Partisan Battles over `Responsibility'
At Henry IV's coronation, the archbishop anointed the king with oil said to have been given to Thomas a Becket by the Virgin Mary (and the archbishop found the king's hair aswarm with lice). Republics, favoring simplicity, have less exotic civic liturgies...
Clinton's Speech Offers `Land of New Promise' in Inaugural Talk, He Pleads for an End to Bickering
President Bill Clinton began his second term Monday with a plea for an end to "the politics of petty bickering and extreme partisanship" and the pledge to build "a land of New Promise" as he guides America into the 21st century.The address he gave at...
Colorado Upends Florida; Unbeaten Streak Hits 12
The Florida Panthers stayed with the Colorado Avalanche for 52 minutes. Then speedy Valeri Kamensky went into high gear.Kamensky scored twice in the final eight minutes and Colorado beat Florida 4-2 Monday night, extending its unbeaten streak to a f...
Committee Will Review Charter's Performance
How goes home-rule charter government in St. Charles County?A seven-member charter review committee has been named to evaluate how the new form of government has fared since it went into effect at the beginning of 1993.Just as the original 14-member...
Council Will Meet with Authority on Convention Center
St. Charles City Council members will meet with the St. Charles County Convention and Sports Authority on Thursday to decide whether to follow a new course on developing a convention center.Mike Miller, the city administrator, said he is arranging a...
Curt Flood, Ex-Cards Star, Labor Pioneer, Dies at 59
Curt Flood, the star center fielder of the Cardinals who challenged baseball's reserve system all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Monday (Jan. 20, 1997) of throat cancer. He was 59.Mr. Flood died at the UCLA Medical Center. He had been ill for...
Curt Flood, Ex-Cards Star, Labor Pioneer, Dies at 59
Curt Flood, the All-Star center fielder of the Cardinals who challenged baseball's reserve system all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Monday (Jan. 20, 1997) of throat cancer. He was 59.Mr. Flood died at the UCLA Medical Center. He had been ill...
Delegation from Region Mixes Reactions to Inaugural Speech
Democrat Richard J. Durbin may be an enthusiastic new senator from Illinois, but he wasn't averse to trying out a couple of new careers on Inauguration Day - first as a waiter and then as a journalist.Starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Durbin put the coffee...
Despite Advances, New Aids Drugs Disappoint Some `I Feel Let Down,' St. Louisan Says
The names saquinavir, indinavir and ritonavir may not mean much to most people. But these new drugs have drastically changed the way AIDS is managed and have allowed thousands of patients to make dramatic recoveries.Called protease inhibitors, they stop...
Dick Vermeil? Yes, Dick Vermeil! after 14-Year Layoff, He's Rams' New Coach
During his search for a head coach, Rams President John Shaw has said he wants to hit a home run. Instead, his choice came out of left field.After being rejected by Bobby Ross and Kevin Gilbride, the increasingly desperate Shaw handed over the keys to...
Excerpts from Speech: `We Are the Solution'
Excerpts from President Bill Clinton's inaugural address on Monday.MY FELLOW CITIZENS:At this last presidential inauguration of the 20th century, let us lift our eyes toward the challenges that await us in the next century. It is our great good fortune...
Exploit's Failure Doesn't Get Balloonist Down Fossett Aide Says St. Louis May Be Possible Site to Launch 3rd Attempt to Circumnavigate Globe
DOWN BUT not out, his silver balloon snagged in a tree in India, adventurer Steve Fossett almost certainly will make another bid to become the first balloonist to fly around the world - probably next winter.And there's a good chance he'll take off again...
Extortion Plot Aimed at Cosby, Police Say 2 Held after Trying to Collect $24 Million
Two days after Bill Cosby's only son was slain, a woman claiming to be the entertainer's illegitimate daughter was arrested in an unrelated attempt to extort $40 million, federal prosecutors said Monday.Autumn Jackson, 22, demanded the money to keep...
Financing Troubles Cited in Raytheon Profit Slump
Raytheon Co., in the middle of back-to-back defense acquisitions, on Monday reported a 20 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit.Spokesman Bob McWade said profit tumbled partly because of delays in securing financing for some international engineering...
Former Tiger Enjoys Penthouse after Stint in Basement of NFL
The football seemed to be floating in the air, just waiting for him to grab it: Otis Smith was in the perfect spot at the perfect time."I was just coming up to make a routine tackle," Smith said. Teammate Chris Slade "got his hand on the ball, it popped...
Foundation Gives Uninsured a Way to Health Care
Few question the need to provide basic health care to the uninsured. Lori Latimer has done something about it.Latimer is director of business development and strategic planning at Doctors Hospital in Wentzville. She started the Gault Foundation last...
Gateway Tech Stands Tall, Takes Measure of Angels
Gateway Tech knew going into Monday's game against St. Joseph's that it was no match for the Angels - as far as height is concerned, anyway.The Jaguars, No. 2 in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, heard all about top-ranked St. Joe's and its five...
Getting Money Matters in Hand? the Right Financial Pro Can Help
Many people resolve to clean financial house, yet few can do it alone.Hiring a financial adviser can be just as complex as wading through the mounds of material on savings plans, investments and tax laws.For starters, there's a veritable alphabet-soup...
Getting Tough on Gangs - Again
Street gangs have been a fixture in Illinois, particularly the Chicago area, for decades. So Gov. Jim Edgar's gangs commission sounds a little like Rip Van Winkle in declaring them "the greatest single threat to public safety in Illinois." Where has...
Gingrich's Lawless Pursuit of Power
The brazen character of Newt Gingrich's conduct glares out from the measured legal prose of the House ethics committee counsel's report. Even by the standards of today's money-driven politics in this country, it is stunning.The speaker of the House used...
Goalie Switch Part of Vikes Win over Knights
Jim Hofer played a hunch Saturday. And it paid off in a big way.Hofer, the coach of Francis Howell's team in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association, switched from Dan Wind to fellow junior Joe Cabo in net for Saturday's game with archrival Francis Howell...
Golden Globes Bring out Hollywood's Best, Brightest
AS AWARDS shows go, it's hard to top the Golden Globes.Tempting as it is to scoff at the Hollywood Foreign Press for persistently nominating Heather Locklear as best actress in a television drama, the fact is that these folks really know how to throw...
Hingis Rolls along in Quest of the Ages
Martina Hingis, curiously watching the women wilt around her, is rollerblading through the blazing Australian Open in giddy pursuit of the record as youngest Grand Slam champion this century.She rolls with reckless abandon along the beaches and through...
His Own Back Yard ; Clayton Author David Carkeet Uses His Hometown as a Setting for His New Book, 'The Error of Our Ways'
IN David Carkeet's latest novel, set in St. Louis, there is no controversial mayoral race, no deposed hockey coach, no historic buildings awaiting demolition. There is not even an Arch."There's no need," Carkeet says. "The conflicts that are unfolding...
Hot Hawks Make It 17 in a Row at Home
Steve Smith scored a season-high 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to 10 games, beating the Charlotte Hornets 106-97 Monday at the Omni, where they have won 17 in a row.Christian Laettner added 23 points and Mookie Blaylock...
Hot Hawks Make It 17 in Row at Home
Steve Smith scored a season-high 31 points and the Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to 10 games, beating the Charlotte Hornets 106-97 Monday at the Omni, where they have won 17 in a row.Christian Laettner added 23 points and Mookie Blaylock...
Illinois Hog Population at Its Lowest in Decades
The number of hogs on Illinois farms has dropped to its lowest level in 60 years, proof of rough times for small farmers and the dominance of Southern farms that produce pigs by the thousands.Illinois had only 4 million hogs as of December, according...
In Rally, It's Earnings, Earnings, Earnings
Stocks climbed to records for a third straight day Monday, powered by better-than-expected earnings from Microsoft Corp. and a rally in financial shares sparked by Banc One Corp.'s $7.3 billion bid for First USA Inc.Microsoft's report Friday was the...
In Search of a Convention Center
A chronology of the path St. Charles City and County officials have followed in their efforts to develop a convention center:Dec. 18, 1990 - City Council unanimously decides to begin negotiations with Pace Properties and Boyle Investment to develop a...
Kaczynski's Letters Portray Tortured Misfit, Brother Says
Letters from Ted Kaczynski to his family while the Unabomber suspect lived in isolation in Montana portray a "terribly isolated and threatened" psyche, his brother says.David Kaczynski discussed the letters during a two-hour interview last week, The...
Katz Radio Dumps Talk for Music Station Format Appealed to Blacks in Area
Radio station KATZ-AM 1600 has dropped its black-oriented talk-show format in favor of rhythm and blues.No one from the station or its owner, Jacor Communications of Covington, Ky., could be reached for comment Monday.It was not immediately clear why...
King Day Region Celebrates Enduring Vision of Civil Rights Leader
IN STEP, SONG AND SERMON, St. Louis and its neighbors Monday celebrated the 68th birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Hundreds stood on the floor and leaned over the upstairs railings of the Old Courthouse rotunda. They swayed to gospel songs...
Looking Ahead Tomorrow's Leaders Get a Preview by Exploring Community Today
Six St. Charles County students are seeing regionalism at work while participating in Youth Leadership St. Louis.They are among 98 students from about 14 St. Louis area high schools who spend one Friday and Saturday a month touring various areas in the...
Man Who Battled to Regain Son after Adoption Leaves Wife, Boy
A man who battled fiercely for more than three years to win back his son from another couple has separated from his wife and left behind the boy once known as Baby Richard.The man, Otakar Kirchner, moved out several months ago, and the 5-year-old boy,...
Many from Missouri, Illinois Dress Up and Have a Ball
A BOUNCING BALL: An exhibit hall in the Washington-Hilton Hotel near Embassy Row was the site Monday night for the Texas, Louisiana and Missouri Inaugural Ball for which some of the 3,000 dandies paid up to $3,000 a ticket.Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan...
Martin Luther King Jr. Honored with Deeds in Atlanta
Across the city where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was born, volunteers honored him with deeds and not just words Monday, sprucing up dilapidated schools, helping out at food banks and cleaning up neighborhoods."I don't think Dr. King wanted us to...
Medical Savings Accounts: How They May Affect You
The government is conducting what's billed as a "demonstration project" for Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs). If you're eligible, you or your company can deposit a certain sum, every year, to be used for medical bills.That money is tax-free. The insurer...
Mills Finally a Big Wheel in Detroit
No fat jokes, OK? Terry Mills has heard them all and they just aren't funny anymore.Well, Mills isn't funny anymore, either, which turns out to be good news for the Detroit Pistons.There was a time, and not so long ago, when Mills was considered pretty...
Morning Briefing
Banc One To Be Third In PlasticBanc One Corp. said Monday it will buy First USA Inc. for $7.3 billion.The deal would create the nation's third-largest credit card operation with a combined 32 million cardholders, and would marry the nation's 10th-largest...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Tiger is now "Top Cat."That's the choice of the people, according to a survey by the San Francisco Examiner, of a nickname for golf phenom TIGER WOODS. Columnist MARK SOLTAU organized the venture and received more than 400 suggestions.Five people offered...
Motorists Use Thaw to Cut Winter Grime
A January thaw is here -- and so are the lines at area carwashes, as motorists wait to wash away weeks of salt and sludge.The Gas House Car Wash, at Vandeventer Avenue and Forest Park Boulevard, pushed nearly 1,000 vehicles a day through its several...
Move to Fire Teacher after School Trip Riles Backers
In a move that has angered and confused many parents, teachers and students, the Mehlville School Board is trying to fire a popular journalism teacher at Oakville High School.Board President Kurt Witzel would not explain the allegations against the teacher,...
Moya Has It Made in Shade, Advances
Goodbye sun, hello air conditioning.Protected from the searing sun and dry, desert-like winds, Carlos Moya surged into the semifinals of the Australian Open in the first match ever played with the roof closed because of heat.Moya, conqueror of defending...
Nicotine May Help Calm Mentally Ill, Study Says
Scientists have located a gene that may increase the risk of inheriting schizophrenia - a finding that, in an unusual twist, could also explain why many schizophrenics chain smoke.Essentially, nicotine appears to override briefly a brain defect char...
Nintendoheads Reject Call of Great Outdoors
IN MY HOUSE, we are mounting a new campaign against the cult of Nintendo.Just the other day I stumbled onto four members of the cult (my 14-year-old and three fellow disciples) kneeling in front of the television playing "StreetFighter II."As they stared...
Nostalgic Rams Go for the Retro Look
Dick Vermeil?Rams fans pondered that question with wonderment, confusion, shock and dismay Monday night. Some callers to a local radio show invented adjectives such as "Bidwillian" to describe Vermeil's appointment as the new Rams coach.Countless fans...
Numbers Add Up to Packers Romp
The last time the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, they didn't receive the Vince Lombardi Trophy. After all, the man was still coaching the team.So next Sunday, the Lombardi Trophy actually will be going to the Packers for the first time after the...
Obituaries
Margaret R. Ream Margaret R. Ream, 97, of St. Charles, died Friday (Jan. 17, 1997) of natural causes at the Meadowbrook Nursing Home in St. Charles.Mrs. Ream was retired. She had been employed as a machine operator for a clothing manufacturing company...
One of Politics' Nicest Men
Paul E. Tsongas was one of the nicest men in politics. Indeed, Richard Nixon is said to have remarked that Mr. Tsongas was too nice to be president. A former Massachusetts senator and Bill Clinton's strongest opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination...
Patrons Protest Levi's Plan to Cut off Small Rural Store
The decision by Levi Strauss & Co. to pull its pants off the shelves of an old store in Red Bud, Ill., has stirred talk of boycotts and protests against a company some believe has forgotten its origins in rural America."I just think they're too big for...
People
Despite the disastrous family record, Britain's PRINCE EDWARD will announce his engagement this summer to longtime girlfriend SOPHIE RHYS-JONES, says London's Express, a newspaper.Edward has been dating Rhys-Jones, a publicist, for three years. But royal...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:FATAL ACCIDENTSouth St. Louis County: A man killed about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in a car crash at Interstate 255 and Telegraph Road has been identified...
Qbs Get More Protection but Games Won't Get Any Shorter
Nine football rule changes have been approved for the 1997 high school season, including one the National Federation Football Rules Committee hopes will give quarterbacks more protection.However, a rule that wasn't changed could become a bigger topic.The...
Reeves Returns to Georgia as Falcons' Head Coach
Having made the playoffs only five times in their 31 years, the Atlanta Falcons on Monday turned to Dan Reeves, the National Football League's winningest active coach.Reeves, who was fired by the New York Giants after the season, signed a five-year deal...
Ritter Gets Carved Up by Carver
As the headline act of the Gateway Classic, the Chicago Carver basketball entourage was whisked into town Monday, escorted to Gateway Tech and then hustled to the airport so that all involved could sleep in their own beds.In between, the Challengers...
Rolling Readers Bring Joys of Books to Children
Dear Abby: The letter from "D.W. in Reno, Nev." about giving needy children books for the holidays caught my attention. I would like to tell D.W. about Rolling Readers, California's largest nonprofit children's literacy organization. It was started in...
Second Year for Permit Sales Promises to Be Much Easier
Buy early.That's the advice the Missouri Department of Conservation offers to deer hunters who want any-deer or bonus permits for the 1997-98 deer hunting season. It's also pretty good advice for those who expect to go trout fishing and for spring turkey...
Senate Panel Confirms Albright's Nomination
Madeleine Albright won unanimous approval Monday from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which sent her nomination as secretary of state to the full Senate where quick confirmation is expected.Albright, the first of President Bill Clinton's new...
Senate Panel Rejects Pay Raise Proposal Gradual-Increase Plan Also Defeated
A package of pay raises for judges and lawmakers was dealt another setback Monday when the Senate Rules Committee approved a resolution to reject salary increases that had been proposed by a citizens commission in December.Sen. Mike Lybyer, D-Huggins...
Serbian Riot Police Beat Demonstrators
President Slobodan Milosevic's Socialists asked the courts to support them in their struggle for power in the capital Monday, and his riot police beat protesters at rallies demanding that he recognize opposition election victories.Ending weeks of relative...
Slu Hits Rock Bottom; Falls at Home to Maine
The Billikens might have hit absolute bottom Monday night.If something feels more piercing to the gut than the 68-65 loss to Maine at Kiel Center, don't tell St. Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour or senior captain Jeff Harris.The Bills have a...
Speaker Faces Fallout on Fine How Gingrich Pays Expected Penalty Will Affect Him Politically
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who vaulted into the national spotlight seven years ago by attacking one of his Democratic predecessors, faces the prospect today of becoming the first speaker sanctioned for ethical misconduct.The House is expected to vote...
Sports Shorts
Fate Of 2 Connecticut Players Still UnknownConnecticut point guard Ricky Moore and center Kirk King cannot travel with the Huskies until their suspensions are lifted, leaving some doubt about whether they'll play against Miami on Wednesday.Moore, a sophomore,...
Spotlight
When Tara Hines, 17, was in seventh grade at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, she served as president of her school's chapter of the Junior Honor Society. As president, she was required to participate in many activities. Once she learned of the rewards...
St. Louis `Caesar' Adds Passion, Breaks New Ground
The St. Louis Shakespeare Company addresses itself to "Julius Caesar" in characteristic style, with plenty of nerve, a great look and a big cast marked by wildly variable performances.This time, they range from the intriguing to the downright embarrassing.But...
St. Louis Never Misses a Trick
WARNING:YOU ARE entering an inauguration-free zone. Nothing here about how long Bill Clinton's speech was Monday. Nothing about what Hillary Rodham Clinton wore to the inaugural ball. Not a word about how much Chelsea has grown in four years or what...
Super Bowl Ads Need Super Timing Money's Just 1 Factor in Firms' Strategy
Coca-Cola is back as a Super Bowl telecast advertiser this year for the first time since the Persian Gulf War. But perennial Super Bowl sponsor McDonald's is sitting out this year's game.Even at a record $40,000 per second, the nation's biggest soft...
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. Bi-Polar...
Survey Says Hmos Curbing Inflation but Higher Prices on Horizon
HMOs and other managed care plans have helped rein in health insurance inflation for the third year in a row, according to a widely watched survey.But the same survey says such health plans may soon be partly responsible for re-igniting price increases.The...
Tales of a Bum's Rush by Divorced Dads
Dear Ann Landers: I am writing about your response to "Floundering in the Mid-Atlantic," a divorced father who is trying to honor his responsibilities toward his son but whose custodial ex-wife makes it difficult for him.You advised him to try forming...
Texas Leading the Way in Minor League Hockey
It was at 5 a.m., toward the end of a marathon card game in Cincinnati, that Ed Novess first heard about a hockey league organizing teams to play in Texas.The idea of owning a minor-league hockey franchise in Texas seemed far-fetched at first, but Novess...
The Alphabet Soup of Credentials
Can't tell a CPA from a CFP? Financial professionals earn those letters by meeting qualifications established by an association or government agency. Here are a few types of credentials. All but the last two require exams.AEP, Accredited Estate Planner....
The Big Daddy at 21, Superdome Still the Dominant Dome
All right, you Patriots and Packers, remember to clear the field as soon as the game is over. This is a volume business, after all.Super Bowl XXXI may be the biggest thing in your lives, but it's just another day at the monolith here at the Superdome....
The King of Compassion a Tale from India
ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a great king who ruled his people with generosity and kindness. He showed compassion for everything, for all the birds and animals and for every person, young and old. He also honored the gods.So good was the king that every...
The Spirit Is Willing Wright City Man Sayes Elvis Lives, and He Can Prove It beyond Doubt
Using the commonly accepted definition of the word, the seminar in Wright City, Mo., could not be called ordinary.Bill Beeny, owner of the '50s Cafe and the Elvis is Alive Museum and a former evangelist, spoke with conviction as he outlined his beliefs...
Toward the Land of Promise
In his 22-minute second inaugural address Monday, President Bill Clinton returned to the key themes of his 14-minute first inaugural address.He said the government's mission was to create opportunity for all Americans to build better lives, and he said...
Trojans Topple Pirates in 3rd-Place Game as Washington Wins Its Own Tournament
Gateway Athletic Conference rivals Troy Buchanan and St. Charles traveled to Washington, Mo., Saturday evening, squaring off in the third-place game of the Washington Tournament.The Trojans won 74-54.Troy, ranked 10th in the Post-Dispatch large-schools...
Uconn Women Embarrass Georgia 97-65
Amy Duran scored 22 points and Kara Wolters added 19 as top-ranked Connecticut remained unbeaten and handed No. 5 Georgia its worst home court loss in 19 years, 97-65 Monday, in Athens, Ga.The Huskies (17-0) never trailed against the Lady Bulldogs (12-4),...
Unsettled: Rams' Late Goal Nets a Tie with Zumwalt North
Fort Zumwalt North could have won its Mid-States Club Hockey Association game late Saturday night. But it also could have lost.The Panthers tied Mary Institute-Country Day School 2-2 at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters.The Rams (8-10) scored the tying goal...
U.S. Oks Sale of German Herbicide Weedkiller Akin to Monsanto Roundup
Corn farmers have a new weapon in the war against weeds, and Monsanto has a new competitor in the herbicide business.The federal government said Friday that a German company can sell its powerful weed-killer, called Liberty, to U.S. corn growers."The...