St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 17, 1997

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11 File for Maplewood-Richmond Heights School Board
Sue Wadsack, treasurer of the School Board of the financially troubled Maplewood-Richmond Heights district, is not running for re-election on April 1. Neither is Ann Clark, board vice president. Eleven candidates willing to tackle the district's problems...
4 Aldermen Are Seeking Re-Election on April 1 Pagano, Mclain Unopposed; Woelfel, Bateman in Contests
Four incumbent aldermen in St. Peters will be on the ballot in the April 1 municipal election, and two are unopposed. The deadline for filing was Tuesday.Running unopposed are:Alderman Len Pagano, Ward 3, seeking his eighth two-year term. Pagano, 52,...
Absolutely 'Barmy'
CHRIS O'Donnell almost had Sandra Bullock on the ropes over a very personal matter. He was demanding she admit before witnesses that he has better taste in clothes.O'Donnell's claim was laughingly rebutted by Bullock, who recalled that the first time...
A Colorblind Society Called Hard to See
HAS THE ongoing debate about race -- one side claiming that the root of all of America's racial problems is discrimination, the other side insisting that prejudice, for all practical purposes, has disappeared -- painted a complete picture of reality?Ellis...
Alton Building Impresses Officers
A tour of a new $15 million building at the Alton Mental Health Center has not only convinced law enforcement authorities that it is safe but has them envying the technology, electronics and security system there.The center, due to open soon, will house...
A Middle Ground in Clinton vs. Jones
When historic arguments are scheduled to be made, the Supreme Court resolutely asserts an anti-elitist seating policy for spectators. Regular court correspondents sit up front. Tourists who waited in line get seats in the middle. Media biggies, historic-moment...
A Portrait That's Lost Its Brilliance
"THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:24.SOMEONE asked recently if I could think of any movies of the 1990s that belonged with the best of all time, and the first one that popped to mind was Jane Campion's "The Piano." So I went to see...
Area Men: College Update
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: Jason Frillman (DeSmet) earned his first start in a 68-51 loss to No. 5-ranked Indianapolis. That game followed a 73-56 loss to Quincy in which Frillman came off the bench and led the Rivermen with 10 points.WASHINGTON...
Area's Population Continues to Shift West and South
The city of St. Louis continues to lose residents at a rapid rate while the area's population continues its migration mainly west and south, a report issued Thursday says.The city's population has fallen to about 356,000, down 41,000, or more than 10...
Arizona to Join National League, Tampa Bay to Enter American
Arizona was put in the National League and Tampa Bay in the American League in a nine-hour owners' meeting Thursday in suburban Phoenix that may prompt an eventual realignment of baseball.A group of eight AL teams threatened Wednesday night to block...
Atlantic? No Problem, but Balloonist Tires to Skirt Libya
The Atlantic Ocean behind him, adventurer Steve Fossett guided his hot air and helium balloon past Spain and over the Sahara Thursday night, facing continuing concerns about Libya, Iraq and Iran.Fossett, 52, a Chicago securities dealer and Washington...
Atlantic? No Problem, but Balloonist Tries to Skirt Libya
The Atlantic Ocean behind him, adventurer Steve Fossett guided his hot air and helium balloon past Spain Thursday night and out over the Mediterranean Sea, hoping to avoid Libya, Iraq and Iran.Fossett, 52, a Chicago securities dealer and Washington University...
Back Up to Speed Ziegelmeyer Returns with New Name, New Attitude
When she first made an Olympic name for herself, she was Nikki Ziegelmeyer. Five years later, she is Nikki Ziegelmeyer-Shuman."That's kind of a long name, isn't it?" she said.Not nearly as long as the list of major events in her young life. Since 1992,...
Bill Cosby's Son Is Fatally Shot at Freeway Exit Former Underachiever Became Student with Ambition to Help
Bill Cosby's only son was fatally shot early Thursday while changing a flat tire near a freeway.A friend found the body of Ennis William Cosby, 27, in a pool of blood next to the car.No immediate arrests were made. KCBS-TV reported that Cosby was on...
Bill Cosby"s Son Shot to Death beside Freeway Former Underachiever Became Student with Ambition to Help
Bill Cosby's only son was shot to death early Thursday while changing a flat tire along a freeway.A passer-by found the body of Ennis William Cosby, 27, about 1:45 a.m. in a pool of blood next to the car.No immediate arrests were made. The Columbia University...
Biondi Seeking Donor for Slu Museum Site
ON CAMPUS: The Rev. Lawrence Biondi, visionary prez of St. Louis University, is now on the prowl for a donor to underwrite a warehouse-type space that would become the university's museum. Father Biondi said that as a result of gifts over the years,...
Bistate Schools Ranked Average Efforts to Establish Standards Win Praise
Missouri and Illinois public schools got mostly C's for funding, school climate and teaching in a state-by-state report card released Thursday.The two states got higher marks for setting standards for what students should know and be able to do.The grades...
Brass Spectacular Is a Spectacle of Special Sound
THE organizers of the St. Louis Cathedral Concert's Brass Spectacular are not shy about the effect they're after: It's spectacle they aim for, and spectacle they achieve.This year's installment, the third annual conclave of the local brass-playing glitterati,...
Briefs
TWA FLIGHT 800After 6 Months, All 3 Theories RemainSix months after TWA Flight 800 exploded in the air, investigators say they still are unable to choose among three theories about what caused the disaster. Today marks six months since the explosion...
Briefs
ILLINOISATTORNEY GENERALLawsuit Accuses Auto Shop Of Fraud Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan filed a civil suit Thursday in circuit court in Belleville charging Bradley D. Snyder - doing business as Tri County Auto Towing & Repair at 126 West St. Louis...
Briefs
NATIONTWA FLIGHT 800After 6 Months, All 3 Theories Remain Six months after TWA Flight 800 exploded in the air, investigators say they still are unable to choose among three theories about what caused the disaster. Today marks six months since the explosion...
Briefs
MISSOURIARMY RESERVEPersonnel Center Expects Layoffs Soon The Army Reserve Personnel Center expects layoffs soon among its staff of about 950 employees, but officials say it is too soon to tell how many employees will lose their jobs. A restructuring...
Briefs
MISSOURIARMY RESERVEPersonnel Center Expects Layoffs Soon The Army Reserve Personnel Center expects layoffs soon among its staff of about 950 employees, but officials say it is too soon to tell how many employees will lose their jobs. A restructuring...
Brokenborough Breaks through, Lifts Temple Past No. 4 Cincy
Rasheed Brokenborough broke out of a deep shooting slump by scoring a career-high 31 points Thursday night, leading Temple to a 70-55 victory over No. 4 Cincinnati.The game was the finale in the Conference USA-Atlantic 10 doubleheader at Cincinnati's...
Bulldogs Nudge Panthers in Battle of the Zumwalts
In the battle of the Fort Zumwalts, the visiting South Bulldogs knocked off the host North Panthers Tuesday in a wrestling dual. But just barely."It was a good, competitive dual," South coach John Spires said of his squad's 35-33 victory. "North has...
Bus Brigade: Cards Reach out to Hinterlands
If you can't come to see baseball, sometimes baseball comes to see you. Since the 1960s, the Cardinals have been warming up winters and narrowing distances between their big-city base and their regional fans with their traveling caravan.For cities such...
Calcavecchia, Winless Vet Rinker Share Lead in Hope
Larry Rinker, still looking for his first victory in 15 years on the PGA Tour, and seven-time winner Mark Calcavecchia shared Thursday's second-round lead in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.Rinker, the first-day leader, shot a 4-under-par 68 to go to 13-under....
Cal's Mariucci Hired to Succeed Seifert
Steve Mariucci, with only a year's head coaching experience at any level, on Thursday was named coach of the San Francisco 49ers, inheriting one of the great football legacies of success.During a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Mariucci stood...
Cameraman Gets Kicked by Rodman in Bulls Win
Dennis Rodman kicked a courtside cameraman in the groin during the third quarter Wednesday night before Scottie Pippen sparked the Chicago Bulls to a 112-102 win over the Timberwolves in Minneapolis.Pippen finished with 29 points, 17 of them coming in...
Casino Changes Landscape in K.C. Lavish Station Casino Is Largest in Missouri
The Kansas City casino market changed irrevocably Thursday night with the opening of Station Casino Kansas City, the largest and most lavish floating casino in the country.Station Casinos Inc., the Las Vegas company that also owns Casino St. Charles,...
Changed Blues Beat Coyotes Coyotes' Maclean Notices Vast Improvement under Quenneville
Phoenix assistant coach Paul MacLean noticed a big change on Wednesday night in the team he almost got the chance to coach.The Blues, who selected Joel Quenneville over MacLean to succeed Mike Keenan, exploded for three goals in the final period to beat...
Changes in Attitude Actress Barbara Hershey Featured in 'Portrait of a Lady' Has Built a Career on Diverse Roles
TRACE the connection between the wicked temptress of "The Natural," the stricken lawyer of "Beaches" and shadowy, tragic Madame Serena Merle in the "The Portrait of a Lady."Barbara Hershey, who played those film roles, is pleased to provide the answer:...
Clearing the Hebron Hurdle
The lowering of the Israeli flag and the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Hebron might be the most visual signs of the agreement reached with the Palestinians earlier this week, but the most crucial change is this: No longer can Israeli Prime Minister...
Clinton's Budget to Call for Medicare Cuts in Home Health Care
The White House plans to cut back on health care that many elderly Medicare recipients get at home.President Bill Clinton's new budget proposal, to be released next month, would place strict new limits on payments for home health care, the fastest growing...
Committee Deadline Looming for Counsel's Report on Gingrich
Special counsel James M. Cole labored to finish his report Thursday on Newt Gingrich's misconduct and thereby clear the way for public hearings and a vote to punish the House speaker.Cole was reporting to the House Ethics Committee, but not yet to the...
Deadline Looms for Gingrich Report Special Counsel Faced Hectic Week
Special counsel James M. Cole labored to finish his report Thursday on Newt Gingrich's misconduct and thereby clear the way for public hearings and a vote to punish the House speaker.Cole was reporting to the House Ethics Committee, but not yet to the...
Deal near on Mcdonnell Site North of 370
St. Charles is close to striking a deal with McDonnell Douglas Corp. to purchase the property that housed the company's missile and electronics company at 2600 North Third Street.Mike Miller, city administrator, said a deal the mayor and City Council...
Does Cost of Care Determine Value of Life?
Much has appeared in the press of late about physician-assisted suicide, yet critical, disability-related aspects of the debate continue to be overlooked. I oppose legalization of physician-assisted suicide.Definitions of "terminal illness" are ambiguous....
Down and in Stranded Governor Relies on Kindness of Some Strangers
So what's a governor on a business trip to do after misplacing his wallet with all his travel money and credit cards?In Gov. Roy Romer's case, panhandle and use a front-page newspaper photo for identification.Romer, of Colorado, recounted the adventure...
Father of Shooting Victim: Break-In Was 2nd in a Month
Tom Stotler, father of the O'Fallon man shot by an intruder at his home Tuesday, said Thursday that the break-in was the second in a month's time at his son's home.Stanley Stotler, 38, of the 1300 block of Shallow Lake Drive, remained in critical condition...
Fiancee Balks at Being Live-In Nurse to Family
Dear Ann Landers: I am engaged to a wonderful man whom I love very much.His only living parent is in failing health. "Hank" also has a mentally handicapped sister, "Molly," who requires supervision. Hank and I live together, and we have taken care of...
Fishing Report
LAKESBaldwin: Three generating units have been running. No anglers have been on the levee or on the lake this week.Carlyle: The lake is frozen. Water release from Carlyle Dam has been moderate and anglers could probably catch white bass and crappie if...
Former Aide Denies He Swayed City on $50 Million Contract
Former mayoral aide Tim Person said Thursday that he did not influence the city to award a $50 million contract to a management team that included two firms for which his wife had done some work.Testifying under oath to a special aldermanic committee,...
Gilbride among Most Wanter Rams Interview Jags Aide, Who May Be Chargers' Pick
Kevin Gilbride and the Rams look like a good fit. But if the Rams want to make Gilbride their next coach, they better act quickly.Lurking in the wings are the San Diego Chargers. Chargers general manager Bobby Beathard met twice with Gilbride, Jacksonville's...
Grand Jury Expected to Get Vance Case 2nd Doctor Agrees on Cause of Death
A grand jury will probably be asked to decide if police used excessive force on Randolph Vance, an official from the St. Louis circuit attorney's office said Thursday.Meanwhile, an independent pathologist has agreed that Vance died of a little-understood...
Harmon's List of Contributors Lacks Data on Many Donors
Former Police Chief Clarence Harmon's latest campaign report, filed a week early, shows that he has raised more than $225,000 and spent almost $73,000 in his bid to defeat Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. in the March 4 Democratic primary.Harmon's report also...
Hester's Quandary: To Redshirt or Play after Disc Surgery
D-Day is looming for Illinois forward Jerry Hester - D, as in decision.Hester hasn't played since Dec. 3, when the Illini lost in overtime at California. His back had become increasingly bothersome, and an examination after the team returned to Champaign...
High Death Rate for Children Is Reported in St. Clair County
Children are dying at a higher rate in St. Clair County - and a higher percentage of the deaths are due to acts of violence or accidents - than in the state as a whole, a children's advocacy group reported in a study released Thursday.Meanwhile, Madison...
Hingis Has Easy Time Moving into 3rd Round
No. 4 seed Martina Hingis played superb tennis Thursday to move into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Lisa Raymond."I played almost perfect in the second set," the 16-year-old Hingis said of her first match against...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have an average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade Michael Abbott, Shane Adams,...
House Votes Down Pay-Raise Proposal Many Say the Increase Is Too Much, Too Fast
Freeing themselves of the prickliest political issue of all, members of the House wasted little time Thursday rejecting hefty pay raises for state legislators and judges.They voted 118-25 against the raises, then threw the debate into the Senate.Why...
Israel Approves Hebron Pact; Troops Leaving West Bank City
The long-awaited Israeli troop withdrawal from Hebron was nearly completed early today after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won overwhelming parliamentary approval for the accord with the Palestinians.The transfer of 80 percent of the biblical West...
Israelis Approve Hebron Pact; Troops Pull out of W. Bank City
A Palestinian waved his national flag from the roof of Israel's military headquarters in Hebron today, signaling the start of Palestinian control over the city after 30 years of Israeli rule.The handover before dawn was brief. A long convoy of jeeps...
Journey: Together Again Big '80S Band Is Back on the Billboard Chart
CRITICS roundly despised them, haughtily dubbing them "corporate rock."But audiences loved them, filling stadiums where they played and buying millions of their records.They're the purveyors of prom songs and first dances at weddings, experts at heartstring-tugging....
Junk-Bond Funds Are the Other Bull Market Returns Are Rewarding, If You Can Stand the Risk
While stocks have been the big stars of the 1990s bull market on Wall Street, any investor in junk-bond mutual funds knows they haven't been the whole story.For the last six years, funds that invest in higher yielding, lower quality debt securities have...
Kansas City's Young to Play Lead Role in Teamsters' Morality Play
St. Louis lost some influence in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in last month's election, but Missouri's presence appears to have been bolstered.And the state will play prominently in the internal drama likely to unfold over the next few...
Lady Knight's Kraay Makes Educated Pick in Heading for Duke
Stef Kraay could've attended Harvard or Cornell. She turned them down."My main concern was academics and obviously, you can't get much better than the Ivy League," said Kraay, a 17-year-old senior at Francis Howell North High. "At the same time, though,...
Laettner, Mutombo Push Hawks' Streak to Eight
Christian Laettner scored 22 points, Dikembe Mutombo dominated at the defensive end, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 78-67 Thursday night for their eighth consecutive victory.The Hawks tied the Chicago Bulls for the longest current streak...
Legislative Scholarships Targeted Madigan Bill Would End Controversial Program
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he wants to eliminate the state's controversial legislative scholarship as part of a three-bill package to make college education more affordable.Madigan, D-Chicago, said Thursday that the proposal to help...
Let Everyone Roll over Investments
Some sort of tax relief is inevitable in the new session of Congress. But since President Bill Clinton will veto a cut in tax rates on income (Bob Dole proposed that one, remember?), the best we can expect is a child credit and a capital-gains reduction.Capital...
Louisville Scorches Houston for 500th Win at Freedom Hall
Freshman Nate Johnson made 11 of 13 shots from the field and scored a season-high 24 points, leading No. 10 Louisville over visiting Houston 92-78 Wednesday night.Louisville (14-1, 3-0 Conference USA) shot a season-high 57 percent (34 of 60) from the...
Macinnis Has Been Steadying Influence
Al MacInnis may have a big shot, but he seldom acts like one.The All-Star defenseman for the Blues just wants to play hard, set an example and contribute to victories. He is a stabilizer, monitoring the defensive zone and dressing room with equal diligence.MacInnis...
Mayoral Candidates Spar over Downtown Bosley, 5 Rivals Offer Ideas to Lift City's Core
The decline of downtown St. Louis can be reversed, six of the seven declared candidates for St. Louis mayor agreed Thursday in a debate.They disagreed on how to achieve that goal."We do have problems with our downtown," said Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr....
Mercantile Profits Up 18% in Quarter
Mercantile Bancorporation's profits rose 18 percent in the fourth quarter. Profits for the year were up 6.8 percent to $248.5 million, if one-time merger costs and a special deposit insurance payment are excluded. Including those costs, the year's profits...
Microsoft Rolls out Office 97 Hype More Muted on Software Package
With a send-off that was positively humble by Microsoft standards, the world's biggest software company rolled out a new package of its popular business applications.Retail sales of Office 97 began Thursday, but unlike the launch of Windows 95 in August...
Morning Briefing
NationsBank Starts Layoffs At Boatmen'sNationsBank has begun laying off workers in Boatmen's Bank's investment department. Several bond salesmen were laid off recently, and one source familiar with the bank said more jobs may be lost in coming months.NationsBank...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers Column
Arnie's Army may be missing him at the Bob Hope Desert Classic, but they are taking solace in the reports that their hero, ARNOLD PALMER, is making "extraordinary recovery" from surgery for prostate cancer.Palmer, 67, is expected to leave the Mayo Clinic...
Most Local TV Stations Overplay Balloon Launch
WHAT a rotten week to be a street reporter in St. Louis television. Everyone, rookie or veteran, ran the risk of being assigned to monitor sleet on overpasses ("So, how slippery is it?) or, worse, to slog around scouting out new scare stories on the...
Mothers and Sons, with a Wry Smile Albert Brooks Makes It Accessible
"MOTHER"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:44.THIS wonderfully wry, painfully funny comedy about a middle-aged boy and his mother is Albert Brooks' most accessible movie. It is blessed with an absolutely stunning performance by Debbie Reynolds as a widowed...
Mshsaa Questions Ritter about Transfers
The Missouri State High School Activities Association's executive director, Becky Oakes, met Thursday with Cardinal Ritter High basketball coach Preston Thomas to discuss six student-athletes who have transferred to Ritter.iNeither side would comment...
New Airport near Scott Is on Schedule
Despite the size and complexity of the project, construction of Mid-America Airport next to Scott Air Force Base is still on schedule and within budget, according to Robert F. Coverdale, St. Clair County transportation director."We'll be prepared to...
Obituaries
Nathan A. RicksNathan A. Ricks, 84, formerly of Winfield, died Sunday (Jan. 12, 1997) at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County.Mr. Ricks, of Florissant, was retired after working as an estimator-engineer for Kelly Railroad Contractors...
Ortwerth's Response Blasts FAA Lambert Study
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth issued on Wednesday a scathing, 26-page response to the Federal Aviation Administration's study of the environmental impact of expanding Lambert Field.For more than a year, Ortwerth has questioned the accuracy...
People Can Figure out If They Want Air Bags
A safety device that can kill you: That, we now learn, is the way to describe automobile air bags. In recent months, reports have come to light of children and even small adult women being fatally injured in minor fender benders - not because of the...
P.K. Johnson Sr., 81; Longtime Belleville Lawyer, Ex-Official
P.K. Johnson Sr., a former Belleville city attorney, died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 1997) at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, apparently after a heart attack. He was 81.Mr. Johnson began his law practice in 1939 with his father, P.K. Johnson II, making him...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSRandolph County: Douglas L. Chandler, 29, of Tilden, Ill., was killed Thursday afternoon when his car was struck by an Illinois Central train...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSSt. Louis: Barry Ladd, 33, of Jefferson County, died about 1 a.m. Wednesday in an accident in the 4300 block of South Broadway. Ladd's p ickup...
Raytheon's Bid Wins Gm's Hughes Unit $9.5 Billion Beats out Offer from Northrop
General Motors Corp. ended its 12-year-old fling with weapons contracting Thursday by selling Hughes Electronics Corp. to Raytheon Co.Raytheon, a Massachusetts maker of missiles and defense electronics, beat out B-2 bomber and electronics specialist...
Reiniger Having Great Season for Ambush, but Will He Be All-Star?
As indispensable as forward Joe Reiniger has become for the Ambush, it nevertheless would be silly to suggest that his departure would leave big shoes to fill.That's because Reiniger, who has one of the hardest shots in the National Professional Soccer...
Rejoice in Song Six Women from Rural Baptist Church Voicing Their Faith
Six women from a small rural church are putting some pizzazz in that old-time religion. The musical group Rejoice, from New Haven Baptist Church in Winfield, covers a wide range of Christian music in its concerts.The group is booked at an increasing...
Relief Bright Sunshine Helps Clear Streets despite Bitter Cold
If you don't mind the nippy breeze, the sunshine is great.A full day of clear skies Thursday helped road crews beat the ice and snow on highways and freed them to spend more time in the neighborhoods. Commerce began returning to normal.The trouble is...
Religion
Sunday SchoolA Sunday School for ages 17-23 will meet after the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday at First Baptist Church of St. Peters, 3533 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters. Drinks and snacks will be provided. In addition to Bible study, the newly formed...
Remaking Hitchcock? It's All the Rage
HOLLYWOOD might call it "Dial R for Remake." New versions of six classic Alfred Hitchcock movies are being filmed this year, including "The 39 Steps" and "Dial M for Murder."The revival is prompted partly by the unexpected success of 1958's "Vertigo,"...
Report Scolds Gingrich, Aides Say Fines, Inquiry May Be Involved
A report by the House ethics committee's special counsel is highly critical of Speaker Newt Gingrich for his admitted ethical lapses. It recommends a heavy fine and suggests that the matter be turned over to the Justice Department for further investigation,...
Round 1 of Bibby Battle to Usc
Stais Boseman scored 21 points Thursday night, and Southern California coach Henry Bibby won the showdown against his point guard son Mike as the Trojans stunned No. 6 Arizona 75-62 in Los Angeles.USC (8-5, 3-2 Pac-10) defeated the Wildcats for the first...
Round Figure Walk in Labyrinth to Aid Arts School
Would you go on a walk if it were held indoors?Taproots School of the Arts is holding a fund-raising walk tonight, and although the route is circuitous, not one step of it is outdoors.For a $10 donation, the public is invited to walk a 40-foot-by-40-foot...
Season's Right for Perusing Catalogs on Gardening
My favorite winter garment is a bright red sweat shirt with an appliqued snowman and the message, "Let It Snow." I wear it on every possible occasion, although people around me often disagree with the sentiment. No matter. As a relaxed retiree, I enjoy...
Several Changes Afield for State Wildlife Code
Missouri hunters and anglers should be aware of regulation changes that may affect their outdoor activities. Rule changes that appear in the 1997 Wildlife Code and become effective March 1 are highlighted in the following summary. Hunters and anglers...
Sex Shops under Scrutiny Brooklyn Sites Hit
While federal agents pore over documents seized in new raids at sex businesses in Brooklyn, other officials are still looking for ways to spend more than $1 million in fines from the last round of federal corruption cases there.About 60 federal, state...
Some Hot Sounds on Blustery Night
A COUPLE inches of ice, lots of snow and strong winds didn't keep about 14,000 fans away from Toni Braxton and Kenny G Wednesday night at the Kiel Center.Toni Braxton started the night with an hour-long set that included several of her older numbers...
Sports Shorts
Jovanovski Goes Down With A Sprained KneeFlorida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski underwent tests Thursday on his sprained right knee and could be sidelined several weeks. Test results will be disclosed today.The injury occurred during Wednesday's 4-0...
Sports Shorts
Sprained Knee Idles Panthers DefensemanFlorida Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski underwent tests Thursday on his sprained right knee and could be sidelined several weeks. Test results will be disclosed today.The injury occurred during Wednesday's 4-0...
States Must Rein in Hmos
Rep. John Griesheimer, a Republican from Washington, Mo., is correct in urging Missouri to make HMOs more responsive to the needs of consumers and to the medical judgments of physicians.He is a member of the bipartisan Joint Interim Committee on Managed...
Stocks Ride to Highs on Kodak Profit
Stocks rose to records Thursday as investors looked past inflation warnings from a Federal Reserve governor and focused on unexpectedly strong profits from Eastman Kodak Co. and others.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 38.49 to a record 6765.37....
Support Groups
TodayAlcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon, 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon.Stepping Free, a support group of Narcotics Anonymous, will meet at 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 West Pitman Street,...
Teen Facing 3 Life Terms for Murder
Jeffrey Scott Mosier, 17, could spend the next 54 years behind bars for fatally stabbing his boss last May at a pizza shop in Festus where they worked.Mosier, who never made it past the 10th grade, confessed the crime to a judge on Thursday in Hillsboro....
The Story on Corey: A Matter of Confidence
St. Louis University junior Corey Frazier in November: "It's possible I can average 15-18 points this year. Mostly, I want to be the go-to guy. . . . A guy has got to believe in himself. My confidence is back."Frazier's numbers on Jan. 1: 4 1/2 points...
This Time, Woody Allen Makes Everyone Sing
"EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU"Rating: R, language. Running time: 1:41.AS a singer, Woody Allen is a first-rate clarinet player. But never mind. He's also a terrific filmmaker. "Everyone Says I Love You," his first musical, is lots of toe-tapping fun despite...
Thought Didn't Count for Much in Size of Gift
Dear Abby: I have never written to you before, but I have had an experience that has annoyed me greatly. My son recently got married. It was a lovely wedding at an exclusive club. There was a sumptuous meal and unlimited beverages of every kind. No expense...
Time Tunnel Hubble Helps Astronomers Examine Universe's Early Galaxies
Astronomers using the world's most powerful telescopes are beginning to see galaxies emerge from when the universe was just beginning to organize itself."We are beginning to look over the edge" into a time of early galaxy formation, Henry C. Ferguson...