St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 23, 1997

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$1 Million per? What's Up with That? "Seinfeld" Crew, NBC Square off over Salaries
If the $20-million-a-movie star salary has blown apart the economics of Hollywood filmmaking, what is the $20-million-a-season supporting-actor salary going to do to the economics of the television business?In the words of one senior network entertainment...
2 Firms Seek Phone Towers in Same Area
Two cellular-telephone companies want to build towers close to each other in Florissant, and each says its proposed tower can accommodate a second company.Some members of the City Council asked representatives of the two companies why two towers were...
3 Challenge O'fallon, Ill., Mayor Former City Leader Decides to Run for Supervisor of the Township
O'Fallon, Ill., Mayor Robert G. Morton is being challenged for re-election by three aldermen - Gary Graham, Gerald Cozort and Rick Reckamp.Kristi Vetri, a former mayor, decided not to run again against Morton, who beat her in 1993. She filed instead...
76ers Top Boston in Ot, End Skid at 13
Jerry Stackhouse scored a career-high 38 points and Allen Iverson made three free throws in the final 30 seconds of overtime Wednesday night as Philadelphia snapped a losing streak at 13 games with a 127-125 victory in Boston.Rex Walters added 27 points,...
Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: I agree with your answer to "I Speak Spanish in New Mexico." Why are some people in this country so determined to speak another language in front of other people, knowing that it could be considered rude?For this country to be united, we need...
Abortion-Rights Backers Call for Stand against Violence
Saying "a press release just isn't enough," local abortion-rights leaders Wednesday called for their anti-abortion counterparts to take a stronger stand against violence."They must stop calling doctors and clinic staff `murderers,' stop putting people's...
Admiral Gives Low-Stakes Players a Boost
A string of lousy weather, lousy health and lousy timing had kept me away from the President Casino on the Admiral for more than a month. But when I returned with a buddy last week, I found something to smile about.The Admiral is offering five-times...
Adm Sues Wife and Mother of FBI Informant Whitacre Colleagues Also Accused in Alleged Theft of $9.5 Million
Archer Daniels Midland Co. is suing the wife, mother and former colleagues of FBI mole Mark Whitacre, claiming they helped him steal more than $9.5 million in a bogus invoicing conspiracy.The lawsuit is the latest salvo in the high-stakes legal combat...
After Shock, Ex-Cards Warm to Hire
Civilians weren't the only ones fooled when the Rams pulled Dick Vermeil out of their helmet.That stunt also blindsided some local National Football League alumni."Absolutely," said former Big Red lineman Keith Wortman, now with the Rams broadcast crew....
Alderman Criticizes City's Health Chief State Money to Immunize Children at Issue
A St. Louis alderman on Wednesday accused Dr. Kathryn Vedder, the St. Louis health director, of incompetence because Missouri decided not to renew the city's contract for immunization of 2- and 3-year-olds.But Vedder said the city has not lost any state...
A League of Close, Weird Encounters
Big 12 Conference basketball cannot be judged as boring.There is this fact: Already at least nine league games have been decided by three points or less. And this: On Jan. 15, three of the four Big 12 games went into overtime; the other was a five-point...
`A Lot of Hurt' Carrying on after Mother's Death Taught Pats' Glenn about Courage
One night, when he was 13, Terry Glenn was at his aunt's house when the telephone rang. The Columbus, Ohio, police were calling. They had found a body in an abandoned building. They were certain it was Glenn's mother, Denetta. She had been beaten to...
Among Missouri and Illinois Marchers, a Resolve to Shun Violence
Anti-abortion marchers from Missouri and Illinois denounced violence at clinics Monday while maintaining their resolve to peacefully change public opinion in their favor on the issue.Archbishop Justin Rigali of St. Louis was one of a contingent of about...
Area Farmers Ignore Milk Strike Action Was Called to Protest Low Prices
Dairy farmers in Missouri and Illinois apparently ignored a Wisconsin dairy farmer's call for a milk strike Wednesday to protest low milk prices.As of Wednesday afternoon, Mid-America Dairymen Inc. had received no reports of milk dumping among its members...
Are They Blue? Honeymoon's over; Now It's Time for Quenneville to Show His Colors
The novelty has worn off, lunch break is over, soup's on. Or, as Blues general manager and profound professor of philosophy Ron Caron might say, "The meat is on the burner."In the history of sports, rarely has there been a more popular firing than the...
Around the Links
PGA TOURPhoenix Open Site: Scottsdale, Ariz.Dates: Today-Sunday. Course: TPC of Scottsdale, Stadium Course (6,992 yards, par 71). Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's share: $270,000. TV: ESPN - Today, 3-5 p.m.; Friday, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4-6 p.m.; Sunday,...
Astronaut Blaha Back on Earth, Feeling Weak and Wobbly He Tosses Hero Image, Is Carried off Shuttle
Astronaut John Blaha returned to Earth on Wednesday after a punishing four months aboard the Russian space station Mir.Instead of playing the hero, Blaha allowed himself to be carried off space shuttle Atlantis on a stretcher - the first time an astronaut...
Auditions & Announcements
The Goldenrod Showboat: Auditions for "Oklahoma" 1 p.m. Saturday. Bring song and be ready to move. For location and more information, call 946-2020.Blanket Theatre: Auditions for the musical "Lost, Found, and Framed" 6 p.m. Jan. 30 with callbacks 2 p.m....
Baltimore Babies: A Labor of Love That City's Zoo Is a Real Success Story When It Comes to Penguins
ANIMAL keeper Carrie Byam lifts an African black-footed penguin, gives it a little backswing and tosses it six feet into a shallow pool of water.It's not animal cruelty. It's just another swimming lesson at the Baltimore Zoo, where people teach penguins...
Bayless Schools Seek Bond for Renovation Annexation, Business District Also on Ballots
The Bayless School Board wants voters on April 1 to approve a $7 million bond issue for renovating school buildings.On the same day, Sunset Hills will seek approval of an annexation. In St. Louis, voters along the eastern end of Cherokee Street will...
Belleville Council Oks Plan for Route 15 Development
A blueprint for economic development along Illinois Route 15 in Belleville moved forward Tuesday when the City Council approved the plan, submitted by the city's Planning and Development Department.Council members were unanimous in their endorsement...
Best Bets for the Week of Jan. 23-29
Thursday-SaturdayPiano prodigy: Terrence Wilson is only 21, and already he's established himself as one of the more talented classical musicians around. The pianist has played as a soloist with major orchestras across the country, and this weekend makes...
Bjc Seeks Tie with Blue Cross Companies Confirm They Are Talking about an Alliance
BJC Health System, Missouri's biggest hospital company, confirmed Wednesday that it wants to combine with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, the state's largest health insurer.Neither BJC nor Blue Cross would say what kind of combination they e...
Blues Taking Cue in Recalling an Eight Ball Memories of 8-0 Rout Fresh as Vancouver Comes Calling
Coach Joel Quenneville wasn't around for the Blues' last game against the Vancouver Canucks, but he knows what happened and he doesn't want his players to forget it."They beat us 8-0," Quenneville said Wednesday as the Blues prepared for the rematch...
Board Rejects Mayor's Request to Make City Truck a Snowplow
Moline Acres Mayor James C. Moose Jr. failed in his bid to get the Board of Aldermen's support to buy a snow blade and salt spreader for the city's 1-ton truck. Moose said the truck would be used in snow emergencies."The residents should be our No. 1...
Bopping in on Kansas City Verve Jazzfest Takes a Bow on a Missouri Riverbank
When it comes to musical associations, few are easier than jazz and Kansas City. It was the home of at least two of the most notable figures in jazz, Charlie Parker and Jay McShann, both of whom emerged in the `30s when hot licks everywhere created a...
Bosley, Harmon Tout Union Backers Mayoral Rivals Each Get Six Endorsements
The first union endorsements in the St. Louis mayor's race are a split decision: six for Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and six for former Police Chief Clarence Harmon.Bosley's list, released Wednesday, includes the St. Louis Teachers Union; Hotel Employees...
Briefs
MISSOURIUNITED WAYLaclede Gas Chief Is Named Chairman Of Campaign Robert C. Jaudes, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Laclede Gas Co., has been chosen general campaign chairman of this year's United Way campaign. The annual fall drive...
Briefs
SALARY INCREASESSenate Panel Rejects Hikes For LawmakersThe Senate Rules Committee voted 9-0 Wednesday to reject salary increases for legislators, judges and the lieutenant governor. The full Senate is expected to vote today on the issue. The Legislature...
Briefs
MISSOURI CAPITALSALARY INCREASESSenate Panel Rejects Hikes For Lawmakers The Senate Rules Committee voted 9-0 Wednesday to reject salary increases for legislators, judges and the lieutenant governor. The full Senate is expected to vote today on the issue....
Briefs
THE NATIONCOLORADORansom Demand Matched Amount Of Father's Bonus The father of slain 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey got a $118,000 bonus last year - precisely the same amount demanded in a ransom note. The girl's body was found Dec. 26 in her family's house...
Briefs
MISSOURIUNITED WAYLaclede Gas Chief To Lead Campaign Robert C. Jaudes, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Laclede Gas Co., has been chosen general campaign chairman of this year's United Way campaign. The annual fall drive aids more than...
Bulls Are Quickly Becoming a One-Man Show - Jordan
Michael Jordan's shot was off against the Houston Rockets, and the Bulls lost big. Jordan's shot was on against the New York Knicks, and he scored 51 points in carrying Chicago to a one-point victory.Where's the rest of the world's greatest team?Dennis...
Candidates Set for City Election April 1
O'Fallon has something for everyone on the ballot for the municipal election April 1 - old names, new names and one familiar name in a new place.That would be 3rd Ward Alderman Mary Claire Gorman, who was elected last April for the first time. Gorman,...
Canucks Rally, Beat 'Hawks in Ot
Alexander Mogilny set up David Roberts' tying goal with 2 minutes 47 seconds left in regulation and scored 1:24 into overtime as the Vancouver Canucks rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Blackhawks 4-3 Wednesday night in Chicago.Vancouver is...
Carnahan Praises Two from O'fallon as Success Stories He Credits Legislation, His Administration
When Gov. Mel Carnahan delivered his budget and State of the State speech Wednesday, he introduced a handful of "Missouri's success stories" to the Legislature.Carnahan said these were people he believed were living better lives because of actions of...
Carnahan Wants 2 More Prisons Seeks $146 Million to Handle Growing Inmate Population
Gov. Mel Carnahan asked the Legislature on Wednesday to appropriate $146 million to build two 1,500-bed men's prisons and to provide more money to expand two others under construction.In his annual State of the State speech, Carnahan said more prison...
CBC Beats Riverview on Seesaw
CBC and Riverview Gardens high schools could very well meet in the Missouri Class 4A basketball sectionals in March.On Wednesday night, about 1,000 fans flocked to CBC for a dress rehearsal and they were treated to a playoff atmosphere. CBC held on for...
Chris Farley Comes off as a Comic with Grace
"BEVERLY HILLS NINJA"Rating: PG-13, contains one scene in a strip club. Running time: 1:42.WITH a head like a battering ram and a body like a beach ball, Chris Farley makes us laugh. He has a way to go before he masters the physical humor of other great,...
Chris Farley Is Huge His `Ninja' Falls into Box-Office Lead
When Chris Farley sits down upstairs at Planet Hollywood, his manager has already laid out Farley's Marlboros and lighter.That's why big stars have managers.The manager is not sure what Chris might want to drink, so he lays out both coffee and water....
Cibo Matto Reviews from across the Country of the Band That Performs with the Pulsars, 9 P.M. Feb. 22, at the Side Door
The Washington Post(May 3, 1996)For the first half of Cibo Matto's show Monday night at the 9:30 club, it seemed the Tokyo-bred, New York-based duo was simply going to replicate the playful hip-hop of its recent album, "Viva! La Woman." Then the group...
Cinema Tech Area Movie House Have Raised the Seats, Juiced the Sound and Are Selling Tickets Weeks in Advance
What goes on behind the screens at movie theaters can sometimes count as much as what goes on the screen.While Schwarzenegger is dodging bullets and Sharon Stone is shedding skins, theater operators are installing new seats and new sound systems. Such...
Clinton Challenges Schools to Raise Their Standards Road Trip Marks Push for Education Goals
In the first road trip of his second term, President Bill Clinton lashed out Wednesday at conservatives who oppose national education standards, saying they are cheating American students of their chance to compete on the world stage.Clinton challenged...
Confident Weber Foresees Big Year
After a year of winning several minor battles, St. Louisan Pete Weber is ready for all-out victory in 1997."I'm on a mission this year," Weber said. "I feel things have gone so well the last few months. I'm really looking forward to getting back to bowling....
Construction on Roads Set over 2 Years Officials Plan to Spend $36 Million on Projects
St. Louis County plans to spend about $36 million on roads and related construction projects this year. The projects could take six months to two years to complete depending on their scope, the time of year they start and weather, said Ron Halbach, head...
Council Hires Firm to Study How to Use Bottom Land Issues: Environmental Impact, Lambert Noise
With an eye to developing the Missouri River Bottoms area, the Maryland Heights City Council hired Espey Huston and Associates to study the area and determine how to best use the land.The firm will not only study environmental impact on the land, but...
Country Doves Shape Up, Fly Right - Home
LATE ONE AFTERNOON, as I drove up the last hill toward my home, I looked up and saw dozens of shimmering white doves circling overhead.Suddenly, a small band of black birds crossed the doves' path and for a few breathtaking moments the two flocks created...
County Judge Is Target of Harassment `I Don't Know Who Is Doing It or Why'
Associate Circuit Judge George W. Draper III recently has been the target of anonymous harassment at his Chesterfield home and his Clayton courtroom.The most recent incident was Tuesday, when the St. Louis County police bomb and arson unit was called...
County Judge Is Target of Harassment 'I Don't Know Who Is Doing It or Why'
Associate Circuit Judge George W. Draper III recently has been the target of anonymous harassment at his Chesterfield home and his Clayton courtroom.The most recent incident was Tuesday, when the St. Louis County police bomb and arson unit was called...
Creating a Balcony View
Q: A SMALL WALK-OUT terrace off the living room makes my sixth-floor condo apartment look larger than it actually is. I almost never use the terrace as a lounging area, so I'm wondering what sort of furniture to put there.Do you know of a sensible alternative...
Creative Spark Outburst of Enthusiasm Spurs More Art Offerings
When the Warren County Arts Council was formed a year ago, its goal was to bring the arts to an area that members claimed was hungry for culture and to expose children to live productions.Its first year proved more than successful. Because concerts,...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONStars winger Pat Verbeek endured a seven-game scoring drought before recording an assist . . . Hawks winger Eric Daze scored just one in a nine-game span . . . The latest Doug Gilmour rumor: The Leafs want to send him to Philadelphia...
Curtain Raisers
Deconstruction Zone: Without fail, any attempt to mess with tradition or alter the status quo meets its fair share of resistance. Witness the heated responses to Prohibition, desegregation and the new Saturday Post.The world of theater proves no different,...
Day by Day
FRIDAYSHAKESPEARE - "Julius Caesar" will be presented by the St. Louis Shakespeare Company at 8 p.m. at the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, St. Charles County Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville. Tickets cost $8 to $12. The...
Deer Calls, Leaves a Mess
EVER feel like the roof is crashing down on you?Ever have a morning when you hear it happening?Then picture Jim Dye, standing in the kitchen, gulping a glass of milk before he runs off to work. Jim and his wife, Judy, have a two-story Colonial house...
Default on Storage Rent Risks a Loss of Property
Q: I've been storing some property at a self-service storage place and have fallen behind on paying the bill. I'm afraid my stored property will be sold before I can catch up. Can you tell me what to expect? How soon might my property be sold? Will I...
Delightful Italian Design and New Technology Elevate the Lamp to Fine Design
WHEN YOU WALK into a dark room, you turn on the light. But do you think about it?How the switch works? The shape? The color? Where the light falls? If it's adjustable? If it's beautiful?Paolo Rizzatto thinks about all that and more. Rizzatto, a...
Departing Smsu Center Proves to Be a Pivotal Loss for Team
In the middle of an impressive first season as a starting center for the Southwest Missouri State Lady Bears, Patrice Cleem decided she'd rather listen to God than her coach.Cleem, a 6-foot-3 freshman from Clarksville, Ark., abruptly left the team and...
De Soto First District to Join State Network Linking Social Services to Students in Need
The De Soto School District is the first district in Jefferson County to take advantage of a state program that links students with social services. School Superintendent Larry Twellman said he is awaiting approval from the state to be designated a Caring...
District Seeks Tax Hike for Technology Officials Want to Improve System of Computers throughout Schools
The Brentwood School District wants help from voters in leaping ahead in the electronic technology it provides students.It is asking voters on Feb. 4 to raise the district's property tax rate by 66 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation.In the next...
District Voters to Judge Need for a New High School
Rocketing enrollment means Fort Zumwalt School District is in dire need of a new high school, officials say, and voters will be asked to approve two propositions April 1 to finance construction.Superintendent Bernard DuBray says if the two propositions...
Divorce Culture Hurts Children
All of us owe a debt of gratitude to Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, whose Atlantic Monthly article, "Dan Quayle Was Right," first focused the public's attention on the scholarly evidence against divorce.Whitehead's new book, "The Divorce Culture," is an elegant...
Dr. Walter Moore, 91; Pioneer Neuropsychiatrist
Dr. Walter L. Moore, a former superintendent of St. Louis State Hospital and one of the city's pioneer neuropsychiatrists, died Wednesday (Jan. 22, 1997) after a long illness.Dr. Moore, 91, was fascinated by the role the anatomy of the brain might play...
Edgar Calling for Tax Shift He Wants to Spend $400 Million More on Schools
Gov. Jim Edgar on Wednesday issued his strongest call yet for a fundamental shift in the way Illinois pays for education, proposing to move the burden from property owners and increase the state income tax to pay for it. Edgar wants to ultimately spend...
Finding a New Orbit Surge Is Giving the Local Space-Music Scene a Solid-Rocket Boost
Over the years, certain actions have become almost routinely linked to the proclamation of "life-altering experience."Reaching the summit of Everest. Making the pilgrimage to Mecca. Suffering that first "mild" heart attack.For Nate Hagee, sing er/guitarist...
Firm Says Monsanto Cotton Had Higher Value in 1996
Cotton containing a built-in pesticide made by Monsanto Co. gave farmers an average 8.6 percent higher value than some traditional varieties, says Delta & Pine Land Co., the country's biggest cotton seed company.Delta, which licenses Monsanto's technology,...
Five Municipalities Seek Local Use Tax Issue Rejected in '96 to Be on April Ballot
The local use tax will reappear on ballots in north St. Louis County on April 1.Five municipalities will ask voters to approve the taxes that day. The requests are the first since August when voters in the entire county rejected the idea. County officials...
Florida St. Holds off North Carolina
James Collins scored 22 points as Florida State snapped a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak Wednesday night with an 84-71 victory over No. 19 North Carolina.The Seminoles (11-4, 2-4) led by as many as 12 points early in the second half...
Four Plans Offered for Attendance Boundaries One Proposal Shot Down; Hearings Set on Others
The Wentzville School Board is considering new attendance boundaries because of construction of an additional elementary school, Green Tree, and an addition to Wentzville South Middle School.On Tuesday night, the board heard details of four proposals...
Fruitcake-Loving Birds Survive Ice, as Does Junior League's Flower Show
THE FIRST snow, pristine and lovely and the subject of last week's column, proved to be just the tip of the iceberg.The iceberg itself moved in and stayed, bringing all activities for most of us to a screeching halt. I spent two days doing little more...
Garden Show Was Good, and It Will Get Better
The first snow, pristine and lovely and the subject of last week's column, proved to be just the tip of the iceberg.The iceberg itself moved in and stayed, bringing all activities for most of us to a screeching halt. I spent two days doing little more...
Garris Guides Illini Past Michigan State
The role of spoiler seems to suit this Illinois basketball team.Minnesota had rolled up 10 wins in a row when the Illini stunned the Gophers last week.And Michigan State had cruised to four consecutive wins and was threatening to become a factor in the...
Gateway Tech Gains Notice, Top Spot by Beating Angels
A year ago, Cor Jesu coach Gary Glasscock said that Gateway Tech was going to be one of the area's top girls teams this basketball season. As athletic director at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club, Glasscock is familiar with a lot of the players and even...
Granite City to Spend $59,000 on Ambulance for Fire Department
The City Council has accepted a bid of $59,529 from Ambulance Refurbishing of St. Louis for a 1997 Ford ambulance chassis with a refurbished ambulance module - the area where the paramedics and patients ride.The council passed up a bid of $58,900 from...
Harmon Gets Behind Project 87
Former Police Chief Clarence Harmon promised Wednesday to restore the city's once popular -- and critics say scuttled -- Project 87 program if he ousts Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.Harmon drew cheers from many in the crowd of more than 300 who packed a hall...
Hear Here
Once Bitten, Twice Shy?Great White, the archetypal hair a er, hard-rock band of the late '80s, has resurfaced. They will be playing at In- Cahoots in Earth City on Tues., Feb. 4. Tickets are a mere $6 in advance, $8 day-of-show. Doors open at 6; the...
Heavy Mettle Bumper Bowling Helps Grade-Schoolers Knock `Em Down with the Big Folks
The general rule of child's play: Heavy, moving objects and small children don't mix.A possible exception? Bowling balls. Like mom and dad, kids love hurling them down the lanes and watching the helpless white pins crash. Which brings us to a couple...
Help Yourself!
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He Saw the Sign
Answering machines. Two days of phone tag. For a guy who makes a living promoting the fine art of personal communication, Steve Parker is a tough guy to get hold of.Then again, the unpredictable force of nature more than qualifies as a valid excuse."Thank...
Hillsboro Mayor Wants Cities to Revive League
To Hillsboro Mayor Frank Roland Jr., there's strength in numbers. So, after keeping the idea on the back burner for more than a year, he's finally pushing for cities in Jefferson County to form what he calls a "united front."In a letter mailed Tuesday...
Hingis Blows Past Fernandez, Will Face Pierce for Crown
Named for a champion and raised since birth to become one, Martina Hingis advanced today to the final of the Australian Open and a confrontation with 1995 champ Mary Pierce.The 16-year-old Hingis, seeking to become the youngest Grand Slam champion this...
Homefront This Week: Blues and Reggae
Blues Hit List, Part IMeeting Charlie O'Brien is a fascinating, anecdote-laden tour through the social history of St. Louis blues. During his tenure on the St. Louis police force, O'Brien worked on the side locating local blues men, most of whom had...
House Is Weakened by Gingrich Case
We know a lot now about the facts of Newt Gingrich's ethics case that have been in dispute for months. We know because he belatedly admitted them and because a nearly unanimous vote of the House ethics committee certified that in two respects at least,...
Housing Hit 8-Year High in '96 but December Pace Was 18-Month Low
Builders put up more houses and apartments in 1996 than in any year since 1988, but the pace slowed to an 18-month low in December, in part because of severe storms in Western states.Many analysts expect housing activity to moderate this year, although...
Hundreds Examine Plans for Transit Open House Displays I-170, Rail Proposals
More than 700 people traveled to an open house in Clayton Wednesday afternoon, most of them to find out how proposals to extend Interstate 170 south of Highway 40 (Interstate 64) or expand MetroLink would affect their homes and neighborhoods.In a large...
Husker Free Throw Turns Foul as Mu Hangs on to Win 75-74
Taunts and jeers were heaped in thick helpings upon Cookie Belcher from the minute he was introduced in his collegiate debut at the Hearnes Center.Each time he touched the ball Wednesday night, booing ensued. With every basket, the crowd moaned, and...
Hypertension in Lungs a Hard-to-Solve Riddle
Dear Dr. Donohue: My niece, who's 34, has been told she has pulmonary hypertension. I wonder what you can tell me about it. Would a lung transplant help?Pulmonary hypertension involves pressure of blood flowing through the lungs. That pressure exists...
Immigrant Honored Croatian Diplomats to Visit Granite City Man Who Led Relief Work
How does a guy who sells fish sandwiches for a living at a little family-run restaurant get to mingle with the Croatian ambassador to the United States and some top Metro East area politicians?Through a lot of hard work and strong dedication to his native...
Indiana Holds off Michigan 72-70
Bothered by inconsistency and injury, 21st-ranked Indiana went to a three-guard lineup, built a 15-point lead and held off No. 13 Michigan 72-70 Tuesday night.The Hoosiers had lost three of their past four games.Neil Reed, the upperclassman in the backcourt,...
Invest More in Teachers
It was a pleasure to find that Gov. Mel Carnahan, in his inaugural address, focused on education and its importance in Missouri's future. Carnahan spoke about many issues in education that deserve our attention: safety in schools, computers and other...
Israelis Make Commitment for Peace; Now It's Arabs' Turn
The fact that the Israeli parliament voted 87 to 17 to carry out the Hebron withdrawal and further redeployments in the West Bank is an amazing political event. That is a 5-to-1 margin. Israelis don't agree on anything by 5 to 1. They couldn't agree...
It Can Be Fun Writing Those Sincerely Excruciating Thank Yous
`THE BEST THANK-YOU letter of all is the spontaneous one that comes from the heart and tells why the present means so much."- "The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette" Dear Uncle Tom,I was speechless when I unwrapped your gift. I never dreamed...
Johnnie Be Here His Legacy Intact, Rock Pioneer Johnnie Johnson Returns for a Duet with Dave Krull
Tomorrow night's installment of the long-running Notes from Home at the Sheldon Concert Hall represents a choice opportunity to witness a St. Louis legend. Johnnie Johnson will, as he is known to do, rebuild the wheel and rediscover the transcendental...
Junior Executives Young Family Members Following Mom, Dad around on Business Trips
When Elliot Beddor is in New York on business, he stays at a small hotel where the staff knows him. There and in other cities, he takes in the sights when his schedule permits. His nap schedule, that is.Elliot, the 15-month-old son of a Minneapolis retailing...
Jury Orders ABC to Pay Grocery $5.5 Million in Suit Chain Sued Network over Expose on Spoiled Meat
A jury Wednesday ordered ABC to pay Food Lion more than $5.5 million for sending two reporters undercover with hidden cameras for an expose accusing the supermarket chain of selling spoiled meat.ABC said it will appeal.While Food Lion disputed the allegations...
Kron's Late Ot Goal Lifts Whalers
Robert Kron followed a game-delaying brawl with a goal with 14 seconds left in overtime, lifting the Hartford Whalers to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.Kron gathered in the puck on the rebound of a shot by Jeff O'Neill...
Lemon Aid Deceased Yugos Achieve a Sublime Afterlife as Auto-Show Art Exhibit
How do you double the value of a Yugo? Fill the gas tank.What goes on pages 4-5 of the Yugo user's manual?The train and bus schedule. What do you call a Yugo with brakes? Customized. Artist Kevin O'Callaghan has heard them all. But to the Manhattan School...
Levi's Puts Rural Store Back in Its Jean Pool Don Rathert to Get Supply through 1997
Don Rathert will get his Levi's jeans after all.Levi Strauss & Co. on Wednesday reversed itself and said it would continue to supply Rathert's 110-year-old store in Red Bud, Ill., at least through 1997."It's mainly that we were unaware his store was...
Lords of the Snore
Mark Neumann, my distinguished professor of medieval history at Bucknell, would have loved this game. Lords of the Realm II is a simulation of life as a 13th century English noble, covering nearly every aspect of the time period except public beheadings...
Many Moons Later, Mcmahon Returns
Eleven years ago, Super Bowl week began with Jim McMahon blasting Michael McCaskey - the guy who signed his paychecks at the time.Seems McCaskey, president of the Chicago Bears, wouldn't allow McMahon's acupuncturist on the team charter to New Orleans...