St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 23, 1996

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Alberta Tries to Fend off Forced Sterilization Suits `Nobody Had the Right to Play God,' Says Claimant
THE GOAL was to improve society's gene pool through forced sterilization, and Alberta authorities pursued the task with zeal and persistence.Now the bill is coming due - in a flood of lawsuits.Long after eugenics was linked to Nazi master-race ideology...
A Nutty Nibble Dipped in Chocolate
YOU NEED only four ingredients to make these confections.DOUBLE CHOCOLATEWALNUTS 40 unbroken walnut halves (about 4 ounces) or equivalent number of large pieces of walnuts 4 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate, broken into chunks (do not use chocolate...
A Tasty Christmas, a Delectable New Year
HE: I can hardly wait for Christmas!SHE: Me, too! The music, the lights, the presents, the friends and family, the trees . . .HE: The ham, the oysters, the herring, the cookies, the candies, the plum pudding . . . SHE: THAT'S what Christmas means to...
Baking Butterhorns a Holiday Tradition
PAT McGARVEY may have carried modesty to new heights. When told that her neighbor Penny Clark had nominated her to be featured in What's Cooking, McGarvey countered: "But I'm not a good cook. I'm just lucky that a lot of things turn out good."That might...
Banged-Up Duke Punishes Army 100-38
Mike Krzyzewski's soft spot for Army lasted about a minute - the time it took for the first push, bump or shove by the physical Cadets.In a game that at times resembled studio wrestling more than college basketball, No. 11 Duke gave its coach a 100-38...
Bank Chief Pushes Funds for Mexico's Lower-Income Workers
Manuel Somoza, the new chief executive of Grupo Financiero Bancrecer SA, is staking his bank's future on the little guy.A central part of the bank's long-term strategy of cutting the costs of capital and building its client base, Mexico's tenth-largest...
Behavior Can Be Catching Count Blessings, Says Helmering
DORIS HELMERING believes in the Werther Effect based on the Johann von Goethe novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther."It concerns the suicide of a young man who shot himself over a lost love. After its publication, young people all over Europe also committed...
Benetton Takes Another Swing at U.S. Market
Shoppers are finding much more than colorful stacks of sweaters at Benetton stores this Christmas.There's an array of merchandise like faux-leather pants and Rollerblade in-line skates that the Italian clothier is touting this year as it tries to win...
Bill Altemeyer : Original Wise Man Humbled by Honor, Retelling of Story
With his dignified demeanor, gentle blue eyes, cane and beard, Bill Altemeyer looks like a biblical reincarnation.Last week Altemeyer, 78, of St. Charles, gave his 50th performance as a wise man in the 10th Annual Boar's Head Christmas Festival put on...
Branson, Mo., Unwraps Christmas for Crowd
The holiday season's grip on this tourist town is evident by the marquee in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum-Branson, which reads: "Proudly Presents Life Of Christ.""We knew we had to do something a little different for Christmas," museum manager Michael...
Briefs
NEW JERSEYCasino Workers Vote To Become UnionizedThe dealers and casino workers at Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., have voted to become the first unionized gaming staff in the United States, Joseph Yeoman of Teamsters Local 331 said...
Buffalo, Kelly Beat Kansas City to Send Chiefs Back to the '80S
The Buffalo Bills won a win-or-go-home game to make the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. For the first time in the 1990s, Kansas City will be sitting out the postseason.Jim Kelly, battling the flu, threw 4-yard touchdown passes to Tony Cline...
Builder, City Agree on Yuma Drive Plan
Builder Taylor Morley will pay Green Park's consulting fees for the Yuma Drive redevelopment plan.The Board of Aldermen approved an agreement with the builder to set up a $50,000 fund to pay for legal, financial and planning consultants.A tax-increment-financing...
Car-Rental Companies Are Keeping Vehicles in Service Longer
Business travelers accustomed to taking the wheel of a factory-fresh rental car are finding something different - cars that may be as much as a year old, some of them even purchased used by the rental companies.On top of that, it may be increasingly...
Carville Errs in Attacking Starr
James Carville and his friends in the Clinton administration - up to the president and first lady - have spent a significant portion of the past four years drying their crocodile tears and bemoaning the "politics of personal destruction." Any disagreement...
Childhood Memories of Faces, One Young, (Inexplicably) Bruised
THE CHRISTMAS OF 1961 was my last in tiny Mount Summit, Ind.I can close my eyes and still see Raymond Beavers selling evergreens in the snowy vacant lot that separated his grocery from Bob Smith's barber shop, right across U.S. 36 from my front door.As...
Chorus Meets Lofty Demands of `Messiah'
The St. Louis Symphony's "Messiah" performances were entrusted this year to Amy Kaiser, by far the weightiest performance responsibility she has undertaken since joining the chorus last season as chorus director.Handel keeps his chorus busy during "Messiah;"...
City Seeks to Appoint Police Chief Officials Cancel Election; Candidate for Post to File Complaint with State Panel
After telling voters that there would be an election for a permanent police chief next April, Overland officials have decided that they will appoint someone to the post.Three weeks ago, the Board of Aldermen voted to fill the position by placing it on...
Clinton Aides Discussed Suspicious Donations in May
A month after learning about suspicious donations to the Clintons' legal defense fund, six senior White House aides met with the fund's director and expressed concerns about offending donors if the money was returned, officials confirm.The high-level...
Coaching Shake-Up Means the Players Feel the Vibrations
On Sunday, the Rams shook things up by firing second-year coach Rich Brooks. And for the players, that translates into shaky ground.A new coach means a new game plan, a new way of doing things, a new sense of job insecurity."Whenever a new coach comes...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Kenneth Johnson Agency Inc. represented Kwik Copy Printing in the lease of 3,000 square feet of retail space at Echo Plaza, 2549 Vandalia Street in Collinsville, from Fox Creek Realty.Hilliker Corp. represented the City of Pacific in the sale of 232,174...
Commission Completes Its Work on Charter Residents Will Vote on the Measure in February Election
The St. Peters Charter Commission completed its work Thursday night, and the document was signed Friday at City Hall.One more informational meeting will be held Jan. 2, and then all registered voters in St. Peters will receive a copy of the charter in...
Cookbooks Guide Diabetics to Healthful Menus
A HEARTENING feature of diabetic cooking is that it isn't so very different from healthful cooking for anybody. Low fat and low sugar are hallmarks, but these are goals of many cooks and eaters.Most new cookbooks for diabetics do not avoid refined sugar...
Council Opposes Ferguson Proposal for Annexation
Ferguson's plan to annex a 1.6-square-mile area of unincorporated St. Louis County is meeting opposition from neighboring Florissant.The Florissant City Council says the plan "attempts to extend the boundaries of the City of Ferguson to areas which are...
Council to Let School Operate at College Site Ex-Rabbinical Facility to Be Home to Pupils with Learning Disorders
A private school has won a permit from the University City Council to operate on the site of the former Rabbinical College at 7400 Olive Boulevard.The Metropolitan School for Individualized Instruction will educate about 120 middle-school and high-school...
Dark Omen in Joyous Time
On the surface at least, this is a far happier Christmas season in the nation's capital than the last one. A year ago, most of the government was shut down for the second time by the bitter budget dispute between congressional Republicans and President...
Debit Cards Look like Credit, Work like High-Tech Checks
By the time you read this, there's a good chance your bank has either sent you a new debit card or notified you of its intention to send you one.Why? Bankers love the new plastic, which looks like a credit card but acts like a check. And why shouldn't...
Deck the Dogs Holidays Are Busy for Pet Groomers and Human Beauticians, Barbers Alike
Esmeralda, a Yorkie mix, needed a red "Ho, Ho, Ho," Santa bow and some gold tinsel in her black fur. Her older sister, a chocolate Labrador named Liebling, German for "little darling," needed to smell better by Christmas."I've stuffed their stockings...
Dip into Fruits, Veggies for Healthful Snacks
SOMETHING about the holiday season shuts down our common sense about eating.Spartan eating has no place around the holidays, but there are surprisingly simple ways to keep the table healthy yet fulfill the need for celebration. Just center menus around...
Disaster: Red Cross Slayings May Mean End of Relief Effort
THE BRUTAL predawn murders last week of six Red Cross relief workers in Chechnya, part of a steeply rising death toll for humanitarian workers, may cause relief groups to decide for the first time that bringing aid to some war zones is not worth the...
Does the House of Labor Need a Palace Revolution?
The AFL-CIO has undergone a "palace revolution at the top which has not percolated down to its members," an authority on democracy in the House of Labor says."The great untapped resource of the labor movement is its own 13 million members. And so far...
Eggnog Has Its True Believers
I HAVE plenty of soft spots, but none is softer than my fondness for eggnog and fruitcake.I get on my soapbox every December and preach about the virtues of these holiday pleasures. Do not listen, I say, to those of shriveled psyches, people who would...
Elevating Black Dialect Ill-Serves Black Students
Another tragic chapter in racial self-destruction is being written in Oakland, Calif., where the school board voted unanimously last week to require the teaching of "black English." Since educators of all colors apparently feel a need to puff up all...
Exploring the Reasons Behind Killing of Mom
Dear Open Mind: The question I have isn't about a personal situation. I'm really more curious about the underlying psychological forces and impacts of a recent news story about a child who killed his mother because she took away his computer. How is...
Fabricholics Make It a Sew-Sew Business
A passion for patchwork plays havoc with profits at St. Louis-area quilt shops.More than a dozen specialty quilt shops span the area, from Harvester to Highland and from Florissant to Crystal City. They stock up to 3,000 bolts of fabric, cramming in...
Fatal Car Crash Prompts Lawsuit against Hyundai Faulty Seat Belt Caused Death, Family Alleges
Staff Kenneth Saake died when his 1991 Hyundai Scoupe collided with another car on U.S. 50 near his home in Beaufort. His death Nov. 2, 1993, led to what appears to be a first-of-its-kind suit against a carmaker and the company that made the vehicle's...
Few More Words on the World's Religions
Dear Ann Landers: Your column on major religions was interesting, but as a Christian, I'm troubled by the implication that Roman Catholicism was founded by Jesus Christ, while all other Christian denominations were founded by ordinary men.Jesus Christ...
Final Thoughts Unique Casket Lets the Dearly Deceased Take Your Last Wishes to the Grave
A FRIEND sat by her mother's hospital bed recently, holding her hand in her final moments."Go to the light," my friend urged. "Go to the light."Her intentions were loving. But since hearing is believed to be the last sense to go, my friend's voice might...
Firing of Brooks Thrusts Assistants into Limbo
With the firing of coach Rich Brooks on Sunday, the lives of the Rams' 12 assistant coaches and their families suddenly were thrust into an uncomfortable wait-and-see situation.About half the staff is under contract for another season; the contracts...
Firm Test Drives Auto Insurance Program Here
National General Insurance Co. is partnering with Veritas and O'Connor & Partners to introduce its vehicle insurance products to a St. Louis test market later this month.Veritas will develop the strategic, creative and media plans for National General,...
Fit to Be Tried
TALK ABOUT pre-Christmas sales . . . have we got a deal for you!Actually, 150 deals or so. And if you act quickly, you may still be able to sneak them onto Santa's sleigh, provided Donner and Blitzen are in shape for such a strenuous workout. (Well,...
Flavor of Coq Au Vin Changes from Region to Region
WHEN I traveled around France, I discovered how popular coq au vin really is. I found this homey dish in bistros and in roadside restaurants throughout the country.Because the basic formula is the same - the bird is browned, then cooked with wine, baby...
Flyers Rally with 2 Goals, Earn a Tie with 'Hawks
The Philadelphia Flyers' four-game shutout and seven-game winning streaks ended, but they still rallied to tie the Blackhawks in Chicago 2-2 Sunday night when Eric Lindros scored twice in a 48-second span of the second period.Garth Snow made 30 saves...
Food Stuffs Holiday Revelers Advised to Curb Nibbling at Parties
'Tis the season to put on weight. From Thanksgiving's dinner through New Year Day's champagne buffet, Americans will pack on an average of six pounds, dietitians say.Linda Webb Carilli, a registered dietitian and general manager of corporate affairs...
Forgery Allegation Blocks Small Claims Suit
Q:As the owner of an advertising agency, I recently presented a program to a prospective client. He reviewed the contract and said his wife, who owns the company, needed to review, approve and sign the contract before any work was to be done.A few days...
Four Western Hostages Reportedly Slain in '95
Kashmiri separatists killed four Western hostages - including an American - five months after seizing them in July 1995 and buried them in the Himalayas, a newspaper reported Sunday.The account contradicts government claims that villagers continue to...
Girls Seeking Directions Carjacked
Carjackers armed with a sawed-off shotgun forced two young women from their car about noon Sunday. Charges were expected today against the suspects, ages 16 and 18.Police arrested the suspects shortly after the carjackingin the 4000 block of Minnesota...
Graceful Solutions to Sticky Problems
HERE ARE some sticky wickets that are bound to come up in the next few days.What do you do if someone gives you a gift, and you don't have a gift for that person?How do you handle it when your unmarried son brings his live-in girlfriend to your house...
Hate Glaceed Fruit? Chances Are You'll Love These Fruitcakes
I SHOULD BE out tracking down this year's hot toys. Instead, I am keeping my sanity.I am baking fruitcake. Not those embalmed slabs of candied fruit and stale nuts that are the annual butt of holiday jokes, but rich, homey loaves offering the perfect...
Hockey Fans Disagree with Brooks' Firing
Sports fans at Kiel Center had somebody other than Rich Brooks on their minds Sunday night.But despite the 500th goal of Brett Hull's National Hockey League career, they still were buzzing about the firing of the Rams coach."About five or 10 games ago,...
Holiday Page-Turners Settle in with a History of Great Business Tales, or Click Ahead to the Future
Holiday shoppers and book lovers looking for business, economic and personal finance books have a wide variety of choices this year.Take Michael Mandel's book, "The High-Risk Society: Peril & Promise in the New Economy" (Times Business, $25). If everybody...
Hoop Update
ST. LOUIS U.The Billikens moved back over the .500 mark for the first time since their season-opening victory over Arkansas-Little Rock.They showed improved defense and rebounding, slightly improved shooting touch and welcome depth in Saturday's 81-59...
How Did He Fall Short? No Details Who Will New Coach Be? No Clues
For the second time in four days, the head coach of a professional sports team in St. Louis has been fired. The first dismissal was a surprise; the second was not.Mike Keenan's abrupt departure Thursday as coach and general manager of the Blues contrasted...
How Gingrich Used Gopac to Fulfill Ambitions
In 1992, Rep. Newt Gingrich and his political operatives in GOPAC were trying to start a revolution, but money was tight and their message was not reaching the masses.So Gingrich, R-Ga., turned to a little-known college in his district, arranged to teach...
Hull Earns No. 500 as Blues Rip Kings
It's not that Brett Hull didn't want the goal.He just knew he didn't deserve it.He knew Stephane Matteau had deflected in the shot that initially went into the books as Hull's 500th career goal in the Blues' 7-4 victory Sunday night over the Los Angeles...
Inn Keeping: Always Room in America
The same Illinois academics who brought you the history of the American gas station have teamed up again to lay out the history of the American motel.Its major point: What comes around, goes around. But first, the credits.The academics are John A. Jakle...
In `Whole Different Atmosphere' Hull, Blues Breathing Much Easier
All of sudden, the frowning faces that symbolized the Blues' dressing room have turned upside down. Just in time for Christmas.The Blues did more than snap losing streaks of six games at home and five games overall Sunday at Kiel Center.They finally...
It's a Numbers Game, and the IRS Seems to Be Winning
Judging from my mail, many of you feel as if the entire tax load falls on your shoulders.Your comments do not surprise the Tax Foundation, a business-oriented, Washington-based research and education organization that tracks how much of your income is...
It's a Tall Order, but Nickols Fills It
Brad Nickols would prefer to play small forward or maybe even shooting guard on his basketball team, but his height has eliminated any choice.Brad, 6-feet-7 and 200 pounds, is the tallest basketball player at Fort Zumwalt South High School and has been...
It's Shaw's Baby Now, and It's Not Child's Play
Say this for John Shaw: He's front and center now. No subterfuge. He's out there, calling the shots. He's fired Rich Brooks. He personally will hire the next coach. Now there is no gray area, no doubt. If the Rams continue to fail, all the responsibility...
Jackson Assails Oakland Schools He Says Recognizing Ebonics Is a Disgrace
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday that the school board in Oakland, Calif., was foolish and insulting to black students throughout the nation when it declared that many of its black students speak a language distinct from traditional English.Speaking...
Jaguars Slip into Playoffs Rare Miss by Atlanta's Andersen Keeps Jacksonville's Season Alive
The Jacksonville Jaguars had every reason to believe their season would end Sunday.They were written off at 4-7 after a 28-3 loss at Pittsburgh five weeks earlier. And they couldn't help but hang their heads when Morten Andersen took the field for a...
Joining Hands for the 100 Neediest They're from Citicorp, Boatmen's, Bjc Health Systems, Schools . .
ALL OVER the St. Louis area, kind-hearted and generous people are pitching in to raise money and collect gifts for the 100 NEEDIEST CASES campaign, sponsored by the Post-Dispatch and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.More than 10,000 needy people will...
Lifesaver Quick Action by Teen-Ager Keeps His Father Alive after Heart Attack
It came early, but it couldn't have been a better Christmas present.David Crepps, 17, helped save his father's life after a heart attack.A big assist came from a 911 dispatcher in west St. Louis County who guided the teen through the lifesaving steps...
Lloyd's Beats Five Local Investors in Court
Five local investors in Lloyd's of London have lost their legal effort to stop Lloyd's from drawing against their letters of credit. The giant insurance syndicate has taken the money from three of the accounts, but that doesn't end the potential losses,...
Local Quilt Shops
Cobblestone Cupboard, 506 Bailey Road, Crystal City, Mo. 63019, (314) 931-2774. Owners: Bert and Carol Carney. This combination quilt, gift, kitchen and gourmet food store also sells sewing machines and offers classes in basic sewing, quilting and cooking.Cross...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale generally is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action...
Madison County Seeks Metrolink, Faces Challenge
If residents in Madison County want to ride their own MetroLink line by the year 2015, they'd better dig deep into their pockets, come up with millions of dollars, and get in line right away.That's the advice from neighbors in St. Clair County. They...
Making Book, Profit on a Hobby
Barb Bolesta spent four years hunting for a book of applique patterns she could use to design quilts before she decided to write her own.Her first book came out last spring, and she hasn't looked back. Her second book will be out in April. Bolesta also...
Male Perspective Behind Women's TV Channel
THE person behind television's only channel dedicated solely to women is, well, a man.But wait. This man relies on a mostly female staff and loves flipping through women's magazines."I read Cosmo, I read Marie Claire, I read Good Housekeeping a lot,"...
Malone Hits Milestone, but Jazz Fall to Cavs
Terrell Brandon scored 12 of his career-high 33 points in the final 1 minute 12 seconds, leading the host Cleveland Cavaliers to a 100-94 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday.That overshadowed the achievement of Utah's Karl Malone, who became the 11th...
Marx Druthers Comedy Helps Ease the Burden at UCLA
"You have to be mentally tough and physically tough to play here," UCLA senior Charles O'Bannon said last week.He had just finished practicing with his teammates on the court at Pauley Pavilion, a mecca for Los Angeles college basketball fans. There...
Maybe Hunky-Dory Will Make Us Worry
Everything's hunky-dory with the economy, right?Well, Albert Sindlinger, who's been conducting grass-roots polling of Americans for longer than frozen TV dinners have been around, says business conditions are starting to deteriorate. Scoff if you like,...
Mcdonnell Keeping Charity at Home Area Charities May Even See Gifts Increase
McDonnell Douglas Corp., long a major giver to St. Louis charitable causes, isn't going anywhere on that score if it completes its proposed merger into Boeing Co., officials promise."Our commitment here will remain constant," said Antoinette "Toni" Bailey,...
Metrolink Planners Study New Routes Consultants Revise Ideas for Clayton, Highway 40 Lines
Engineering consultants have made significant changes in their thinking for expanding MetroLink into Clayton. They also have revamped their ideas for rebuilding the interchange and related intersections at Highway 40 (Interstate 64) and Skinker Boulevard.The...
Monday Memo
Do those packages around the tree look pretty as a picture at this time of year, or what?By tomorrow night or Wednesday morning, all that pretty paper will be a torn-up, tangled, trampled mess, spread in wadded piles all over the room.In just moments,...
More Demand for Water Puts Area in a Bind C-1 District Is Wanting to Tap the Resources of Water District 1
Concerned that it may not be able to meet the growing demand for water in northeastern Jefferson County, the C-1 Public Water District has asked for more water from Public Water District 1.C-1 must wait for the results of tests to determine how much...
More of Disabled to Get Help from Additional Tax Revenue
Increased real-estate tax revenue means that up to 100 additional disabled people will receive benefits from St. Charles County next year.Peg Capo, the executive director of the county Developmental Disabilities Resource Board, said last week that the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Let's see, the Blues have a coaching vacancy. The Rams have a coaching vacancy. Hmmmm. RICH BROOKS and MIKE KEENAN are available.Hey, Notre Dame's LOU HOLTZ is available, too. Not for the Rams, though. Rumors that Holtz might wind up coaching Ohio State...
Mother Didn't Have Time to Send Cards
Dear Miss Manners: My mother used to have a good job with a great deal of free time and a good salary, so she would write and buy gifts for her very large extended family.She lost her job and has less time to write and no money for gifts. This Christmas,...
Mu Snared in Rare Trip to Iowa; Tigers `Give' Hawkeyes Present
After his University of Missouri basketball team bestowed upon Iowa a whopping 50-24 rebound advantage and a 45-14 edge in free throws taken on Saturday night, Mizzou coach Norm Stewart made it official."Merry Christmas," he said as he began his postgame...
New Twist on Bread
LOOKING for a different twist for a holiday feast? Try this recipe from Fleischmann's.HOLIDAY BREAD STICKSFor herb dough: 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 package rapid-rise yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary 3/4 teaspoon...
NFL Highlights, Lowlights
FAREWELL TO RFK* Outside the familiar old concrete stadium, the vendors were pushing their usual wares. Inside the place, there were so many familiar faces saluted at halftime. So many heroes from yesterday. There goes John Riggins. Gary Clark. Doug...
No Soft Touch Trio Seeking Computer Success with New Hardware Gadget
The high-tech world is full of overnight-success wannabes looking to emerge from a garage with a revolutionary concept in personal computing. Or turn a college-based hobby into Netscape and revolutionize the way people communicate. Or maybe just write...
Obituaries
Edna A. BarklageEdna A. Barklage, 85, of St. Charles, died Friday (Dec. 20, 1996) at Parkside Meadows in St. Charles.Mrs. Barklage was a homemaker.The funeral service was at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street, St. Charles, with...
Old Dominion Tries to Restore Monarchy
No. 4 Old Dominion's upset of No. 1 Stanford had fans reminiscing about old times, when the Lady Monarchs ruled women's basketball.ODU stunned the Cardinal 83-66 last week, meaning a new No. 1 when The Associated Press poll is released today."You can't...
Opposites Repel after Five Years of Marriage
Dear Abby: Jerry and I have been married for five years. It's a second marriage for both of us. The problem is we have a serious clash of personalities, which was probably true when we were dating, but I was wearing rose-colored glasses back then.I'm...
Pacific's on Rise with Young Guard
Jennifer Meitz attends classes at Pacific High during the day and then goes straight to her construction job, where she is trying to help build the Indians' basketball program.Instead of coveralls, baisch boots and a hammer, the second-year starting...
Packers Rip Vikings, Gain Home Field
If it's cold, Brett Favre wins. And as Green Bay rolls into the playoffs, the Packers have the chance to use their frigid home field to propel themselves into the Super Bowl.Favre's three touchdown passes broke his own NFC record and sparked the Packers...
Palestinians, Israeli Soldiers Clash in Hebron American Envoy Tries to Energize Talks on Pullout of West Bank City
Palestinians threw stones and bottles at Israeli soldiers Sunday as a U.S. mediator tried to revive negotiations on Israel's withdrawal from this West Bank city.With tensions high in the city of 500 Jews and 130,000 Palestinians, U.S. envoy Dennis Ross...
Pattonville, Ellers Score with Transfer
Basketball guard Kristi Ellers says she had a smooth transition in transferring from Incarnate Word Academy to Pattonville High School before this school year and has caught on quickly with the basketball team."I knew a couple of the girls on the team...
`Pay-on-Death' Form Can Help Heirs Avoid Probate
Q. My wife and I set up living trusts several years ago. My health isn't so good now, and I worry about what she'll have to do if I die first.I own nothing in my own name so I don't think any probate will be necessary. But what about taxes? My trust...
People
Singer MELISSA ETHERIDGE, who is expecting a baby with lover Julie Cypher, just wants to be left alone. So she went to the news media and asked nicely."If I'm willing to talk about it and be up front about it and truthful, the majority of the people...
People in Business
Stephen Jeanetta, community development specialist with University Extension, was installed as president of the Missouri Chapter of the International Community Development Society.James Pona was named senior planner for engineering and architectural...
Peruvian Rebels Free Dozens of Hostages Captors Call Release from Residence `Christmas Gesture'
In a "Christmas gesture," Marxist rebels freed dozens of hostages Sunday night from a diplomatic residence where 340 people had been held. Many of the hostages walked to waiting buses in the same dark suits they had on when captured at a gala reception...
Peruvian Rebels Release 225 Hostages; 140 Remain Captors Call Release from Residence `Christmas Gesture'
In a "Christmas gesture," leftist rebels freed 225 hostages Sunday night, including seven Americans. But they kept 140 captives behind to pressure Peru's president to meet their demands and shield themselves from reprisal.After the last bus left for...
Peruvians Demand Release of Captives
Tens of thousands of Peruvians marched to the Japanese Embassy residence Sunday to demand that Marxist rebels inside release about 340 captives, but the government and the hostage-takers remained far from a solution.As the hostage crisis neared the end...
Police/courts
The following were reported to area police:ROBBERIESSt. Louis: A man who tried to rob another man was killed Sunday evening after the two fought. David Hill, 33, of the 2800 block of Michigan Avenue, apparently climbed into another man's car and demanded...
Positive Living Helmering's New Book Tells How
IF Doris Ann Helmering sometimes seems impossibly chirpy, upbeat, full of that good ole can-do spirit, well, forgive her. She was raised that way.Helmering is the daughter of Wilmar Wild, who literally scratched out a living for his wife, Doris, two...
Possible Replacements for Coach Brooks
LIST APrime CandidatesPete Carroll, 45, defensive coordinator, San Francisco 49ers At the moment, he's THE golden boy candidate among NFL coordinators. The 49ers' defense has been the strength of the team, not the offense, since he arrived in '95. Head...