St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 13, 1997

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3 Districts Vie for Challenger Center
Three school districts in St. Louis County are hoping to be the home of a space science education center.The Pattonville, Parkway and Ferguson-Florissant school districts have submitted applications to be the site of a Challenger Learning Center.Formed...
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3-Pointers Carry Texas by K-State
Al Coleman scored 32 points and made a school-record 10 of Texas' school-record 18 3-pointers Sunday as the Longhorns defeated visiting Kansas State 104-63.Coleman, a senior making his first career start, was 10 of 14 from 3-point range and hit his 10th...
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49ers Do a Number on Struggling Billikens - 81-52
Just when the Billikens probably thought things couldn't get any worse this basketball season, they got bumped around by nasty turbulence on a flight into North Carolina.Then they found out what turbulence really was like in losing 81-52 to North Carolina-Charlotte...
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8 Churches Join Hands to Serve as a Beacon
People who are homeless, hungry or unemployed often seek help from churches. Sometimes churches want to help but lack the necessary resources and knowledge.Eight churches in Belleville are pooling their efforts to better serve those in need. They are...
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Admirers Give Outgoing Administrator a Rousing Send-Off
The job of city administrator was always a mixed bag for Robert Irvin in St. Peters. Some people appreciated his no-nonsense, businesslike approach to solving problems and getting things done. Others saw him as unmovable and unwilling to listen to their...
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All-Metro Girls Volleyball Team Named
The community of Kirkwood shifted 3 1/2 hours west to Warrensburg the weekend of the Missouri girls high school volleyball finals to show the Pioneers its support. The Pioneers, in turn, showed their thanks by returning with a Missouri Class 4A championship."This...
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A Man and His Kraft: Parcells' Stay-or-Leave Drama
Bob Kraft is getting desperate. He is a pleasant, moon-faced man who owns the New England Patriots. The Patriots do not make money. They play in a sinkhole of a stadium in the middle of nowhere.The place, built in about 13 days at an approximate cost...
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Annexation Proposal under Fire
Ferguson's proposed annexation of an area largely north of Interstate 270 drew sharp opposition from residents of the area at a hearing of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission last week.About 125 people attended the hearing at St. Louis Community...
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Apple's Prospects Better Than Its Ceo's Speech
I'm tempted to say that Gilbert F. Amelio's keynote speech Tuesday at the Macworld conference was a metaphor for the condition of Apple Computer Inc., the company he heads.The speech started late. It was full of interesting ideas and Hollywood glitz...
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Are America's Temporary Workers Being Marginalized?
Temporary workers have the ladders to advancement kicked out from under them, a university sociologist contends."What we're seeing is that firms have restructured in ways to permanently marginalize temporary workers," said Martina Morris, a sociolog...
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Around the World? Man to Launch Balloon from Busch Stadium in Nonstop Attempt
With his two main competitors out of the way, millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett says the time is right to begin his quest to become the first person to fly nonstop around the globe in a balloon.Fossett, 52, plans to begin his second try at an around-the-world...
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Assumptions Behind Financial Projections All Important
Q. I've been talking to my banker about a loan to expand my business. He has asked me to rework my financial projections because he thinks they are too optimistic. But I believe they are accurate. What can I do to convince him that my projections are...
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Atlantis Lifts off, Prepares to Dock Tuesday with Russian Craft
In a celestial chase around the Earth, the space shuttle Atlantis dashed across the skies Sunday, pursuing the Russian Mir space station for a rendezvous and linkup.Atlantis, with a crew of six, blasted into chilly, skies before dawn Sunday. Looking...
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Bertha Pease; Businesswoman
Bertha Lee Pease, a longtime nurse, avid golfer and medical laboratory owner, died Friday (Jan. 10, 1997) at Deaconess Central Hospital in St. Louis following a long illness. She was 73.Mrs. Pease, of St. Louis, owned the Kingshighway Medical Laboratory...
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Beware of Tax, Penalty for Tapping into Your Ira Early
Q. Years ago, I started saving in an IRA, and now it's fairly large because the stock market has been appreciating so much. At one point I also rolled over a retirement account from a former employer to the IRA. I'm now 57 years old and facing the possible...
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Biles' Guile Billikens Freshman Learning How to Fit In
Jeramy Biles isn't shy about the fact that the first flight of his life, a couple of weeks ago when St. Louis University's basketball team went to Nashville, Tenn., shook him up some. All right, he was scared.Biles covered his head for takeoff."But once...
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Bill Cosby Receives 15th People's Choice Award at Ceremony
Bill Cosby won his 15th People's Choice Award Sunday night for favorite male in a new television series, "Cosby." The show also was honored as favorite new television comedy series.Cosby tied with Michael J. Fox of "Spin City," who also got the nod as...
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Births
Recent births in the Metro East area:BellevilleA girl, born Nov. 20 to April O'Dell and William Westbrooks, at Memorial Hospital. A boy, born Nov. 21 to Stacey and Steven Schweiger, at Memorial Hospital. Cahokia A girl, born Nov. 21 to Pamela Richman...
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Black Power: Directory/magazine Has Big Audience
Howard D. Denson and his wife, Vickie, had to coin a word to describe their publication, The Black Pages."We call it a `mag/dir,' which is our abbreviation of magazine and directory," Howard Denson said. "We are the annual magazine of the African-American...
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Board Says No Again to Keen Supporters of Ex-Leader Fail to Persuade Officials
Mark Keen still has plenty of friends in St. Charles, he found out last week.About 75 people packed the St. Charles School Board meeting Thursday night in a show of support for the former superintendent as he asked the board to reconsider its refusal...
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Both Sides of Free Speech
The decision by Northwestern University to allow an engineering professor to spread his vile views about the Holocaust through the school's Internet server teaches several lessons concerning open dialogue, academic freedom and cybercommunications. Two...
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Briefs
NATIONMOCK INAUGURATIONBand Instruments Freeze, But Practice Goes Well It was so cold at Sunday's mock presidential inauguration that the Marine Band couldn't play because its instruments were frozen. But that was just about all that went wrong as about...
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Briefs
NATIONMOCK INAUGURATIONBand Instruments Freeze, But Practice Goes Well It was so cold at Sunday's mock presidential inauguration that the Marine Band couldn't play because its instruments were frozen. But that was just about all that went wrong as about...
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Bulgaria Will Hold Talks with Opposition
Bulgaria's governing ex-Communists agreed Sunday to hold talks with opposition leaders demanding early elections.Unsatisfied, the opposition vowed to keep up daily protests until the government sets the election date. On Sunday, 100,000 people demonstrated...
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Bulls Have Little Trouble Winning Showdown Game
They've combined to win the last six NBA titles and own the two best records this season. So when the Chicago Bulls beat the Houston Rockets was it a preview for the championship series five months away?"We really can't base too much on it. But we have...
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Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSFormer management consultant Julia M. Usher, a top graduate of the Cambridge (Mass.) School of Culinary Arts, has opened AzucArte, which provides handcrafted specialty desserts to restaurants and individuals. Usher, who prepares desserts in a...
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Cadets Grateful Big Scorer Back
The CBC hockey team recently dropped what could be called an "Adam Bomb," and it's made the Cadets one of the area's legitimate powers.Adam Tumbrink was ineligible to play for CBC the first semester but joined the team on Jan. 2 for an important game...
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Cali Drug Cartel Still in Business
The Clinton administration decided last year not to certify Colombia as cooperating in the global fight against narcotics. It appears the country deserves the same treatment this year, too.Recent telephone calls intercepted by Colombian police showed...
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Catching Some Air Snow Boarders Ride a New Wave on the Ski Slopes of Hidden Valley
SNOW boarding, the newest winter sport to be introduced to St. Louis, is something like surfing on an endless frozen wave.The principal attraction is its abandon. To air is human, snow boarders say.They woo the snow. The thing is to get airborne, then...
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Charter Panel Touts Finish of Its Project Vice Chairman Says, `We Have Confidence in This Document'
The St. Peters Charter Commission has announced that its work is finished."We're all of one mind that we like the charter," Vice Chairman Tom Jackson said Friday at City Hall. "We have confidence in this document."Jackson, who has been filling in for...
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City Got Short Shrift, Mayor Says Douglass: Wildwood Officials Didn't Acknowledge Annexation Effort
Clarkson Valley Mayor Scott Douglass says his municipality was not given the same chance as others to try to annex part of Wildwood."I felt like I had attempted to identify the feelings of citizens in this area, and I worked with what I thought were...
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College Freshmen Rate `C's: Cocky, Civic-Minded and More Conservative
The nation's largest annual survey of college freshmen portrays a class more civic-minded, more self-confident and more supportive of conservative social values than students have been in decades.The survey reveals many striking trends this year:Record...
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Commercial Real Estate Notes
Walpert Properties Inc. represented both parties in the purchase of a 2,000-square-foot car wash at 10215 Watson Road in Sunset Hills by Michael S. Bailey.Follman Properties-Oncor International represented parties in these leases:66,000 square feet of...
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Community Spirit Award Is in Need of Candidates
Dear Abby: It's hard to believe we are nearing 10 years since the world held its breath as a small child was pulled to safety after 58 hours in an underground well. And after baby Jessica McClure was rescued, America joined Midland, Texas, in celebrating...
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Crash Site Debris Examined Investigators Discover No Fire in One Engine
Three switches meant to shut off the right engine and activate a fire extinguisher were "on" in the wreckage of a commuter plane crash Thursday, a federal investigator said Sunday.The right engine had no signs of fire, said John Hammerschmidt of the...
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Creativity Demands `Flashlight,' Not Flash of Insight
The other day a friend said to me, "I've been thinking I'd like to write a newspaper column - what subject isn't being covered?" This fellow has no writing background, not even a specialty he wanted to share, just the wish to be a columnist.I answered...
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Deflated Pair Fails in Attempt to Fly Balloon around the World Nonstop
An attempt by a Swiss doctor and a Belgian businessman to become the first people to fly around the world nonstop by balloon was abandoned after six hours Sunday when fumes leaked into their cabin.Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, who is from a...
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Delirium Syndrome: Some Don't Believe in It They See Cause of Deaths as Cover-Up for Police
The dead man's mother brandished glossy color photographs of her son's bruised face and broken nose.His autopsy was "a joke," she said. How could a coroner conclude that cocaine killed her son? Just look at the pictures. Anyone could see he had been...
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Divorces
MADISON COUNTY Miguel Delgado of Granite City and Erin R. Delgado of Glen Carbon.Jack C. Orwig Jr. and Kimbery D. Orwig, both of Granite City.Richard A. Holliday and Amy J. Holliday, both of Edwardsville. Walter Owczarzak of Alton and Janet Owczarzak...
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Einstein Bros. Set to Double Its Bagel Bets Here
Einstein Bros. Bagels, one of the country's major chains of bagel restaurants, is adding more locations in metropolitan St. Louis.The company entered this market in December 1995 with a site in Webster Groves. It has five restaurants here now, and by...
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Emerging Market Bond Funds Provide Thrills Galore
Life is boring.Casinos are for wimps. Stocks are for sissies. You'll have to wait till July to run with the bulls in Pamplona.So where can an investor get a little excitement? Plop some money in an emerging markets bond fund. You may win big or lose...
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Expansion Hopefuls to Address Nhl
Nine cities seeking a National Hockey League expansion franchise will make presentations to the league's owners this week.The NHL Board of Governors will listen to the presentations today and Tuesday. The league is expected to add two teams in the next...
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Expansion Jags Zig Instead of Zag, Get Their Lights Put Out
It was cold outside, but not as frigid as the Jacksonville offense. The lights went out at Foxboro Stadium, and then the season went dark on the Jaguars.Nice story, fun team, heck of a run. But it's over for the Jacksonville Jaguars. They were eliminated...
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Experts like Idea of Shared Recreation Center
Yarger and Associates and a recreational facilities studies committee have recommended building a recreation center to be used jointly by Clayton and the Clayton School District.Scott Starling of Yarger and Associates told the Clayton Board of Alder...
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Finally, New Stormwater Regulations
The Metropolitan Sewer District has finally approved new regulations to limit stormwater runoff from new development that would adversely affect downstream properties. The regulations have been more than two years in the making, and subject to much dispute...
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Focusing on Profits, Not Patients
Prevailing wisdom would have Americans believe that the quest for personal wealth, that most significant force motivating national economic growth, can now be utilized to advance the health of our nation. By privatizing the delivery of health services,...
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For Gingrich, the Goal Is Power
Judging House Speaker Newt Gingrich's ethics case can - and should - await the public hearings g and the report that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct is scheduled to provide soon thereafter. But you can begin now to understand the source...
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Fox `Breakfast' Show Returns for Second Look
ONCE wasn't enough for "Fox After Breakfast," which is back in St. Louis this week after a visit in October. The live morning show (8 a.m. weekdays on Channel 2) has St. Louis segments scheduled every day this week.Today: Landon Bartell, a New York boy...
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Gephardt Outlines `Families First' Plan Focuses on Education, Insurance for Children
Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., rolled out an ambitious "Families First" agenda Sunday that calls for increasing student aid, giving all children access to health insurance and upgrading the area's transportation system.Gephardt said he shaped his agenda...
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Gold Stars Two Area Educators Win National Award, $25,000
Back in the A-B-C and 1-2-3 days of elementary school, two things always spelled trouble: Getting out of your seat and playing with toys in class.Rob Hawkins is never in his seat. He's always up and roaming the hallways of his school.Kathy Weber plays...
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Gop Links Democrat to Leak of Taped Call Recording Revealed Gingrich Conversation
House Republicans demanded on Sunday the resignation of a Democratic lawmaker they say leaked a tape of a telephone conversation among Republican leaders about Speaker Newt Gingrich's ethics problems.They also made clear that they intend to hold public...
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Grant, Seikaly Help Magic to Break through on Road
Horace Grant scored 22 points and Rony Seikaly had 21 points and 17 rebounds Sunday as the Orlando Magic ended a seven-game road losing streak with an 88-85 win over the Toronto Raptors.Grant added 11 rebounds and Anfernee Hardaway scored 10 of his 16...
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Great Scott! Belleville Is Growing!
Belleville's economic planners know they have a problem."Two years ago, the leadership council did an in-depth survey of the perceptions of the people in St. Louis of Illinois," said Bruce B. Holland, a board member of Belleville Economic Progress Inc."We...
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Great Thoughts to Live (Well) By
THIS past spring when I was negotiating a book contract for my book, "Being OK Just Isn't Enough," with National Press Publications, the publisher wanted to include quotes in the margins of the pages. When they first presented the idea, I was not so...
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Greek Foreign Minister Pushes Milosevic to Honor Elections
GREEK FOREIGN minister Theodoros Pangalos added to the pressure on President Slobodan Milosevic Sunday, urging him to recognize opposition victories in municipal elections.While Pangalos met with government and opposition leaders, tens of thousands of...
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Group Seeks Tax Credits for Building Renovators
A St. Louis group wants the state to give tax credits to those who renovate historic buildings in downtown St. Louis and in cities and small towns across Missouri.The group proposes a credit worth 25 percent of the cost of the rehab job.That's the same...
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Hebron Deal Revived with Hussein's Aid Jordan's King Shuttles between Gaza, Tel Aviv; Pact Called `within Sight'
The long-awaited deal on Hebron between Israel and the Palestinians got new life Sunday night during a surprise visit to Israel and the Gaza Strip by King Hussein of Jordan.In a day of shuttle diplomacy, the king met for several hours in Gaza with Palestinian...
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He-Man in Silk Panties Gets Varied Reaction
Dear Ann Landers: That letter from "Somewhere in Pennsylvania" caught my eye. "Somewhere's" fiance, "Tom," is a cross-dressing, successful attorney. She wanted to know if he is a homosexual. I can tell her - it ain't necessarily so.I am a cross-dresser...
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Hoop Update
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITYAs dreadful as things look for the Billikens, with a four-game losing streak and a steep climb back to respectability, senior Jeff Harris refuses to give in."I'm always optimistic," he said after St. Louis University's 81-52 loss...
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Howell Win Tightens Up Gac Race
The Gateway Athletic Conference race in boys basketball got a little tighter Friday night.Francis Howell, ranked 14th in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, won 62-40 at Francis Howell North, improving to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in league play.It was the...
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Hussein Tries to Salvage Hebron Pact Jordan's King Shuttles between Gaza, Tel Aviv, Looking for Compromise
Jordan's King Hussein made an 11th-hour attempt Sunday to save an Israel-Palestinian agreement on a troop withdrawal from Hebron. He shuttled between Gaza and Tel Aviv for meetings with the two sides.Hussein's effort came at the urging of special U.S....
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Illinois Frosh Standout in Tennis
At the tender age of 14, Sean Moran has played competitive tennis for almost half of his life and is one of the best young players in the Midwest.The freshman at Warren High in Gurnee played in the prestigious United States Tennis Association Boys 14-and-under...
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Interim City Manager Says New Job `Will Be Kind of Fun'
Tim Wilkinson was driving to work Friday morning, and he noticed that the sky wasn't falling."The roads were clear (of snow) in St. Peters as usual, even though Bob is leaving and there's a new guy with an interim title," Wilkinson said.Robert Irvin's...
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In the Seat of Power, Reminders of Its Price
THE "SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS" looks positively puny suspended from the ceiling among other famous 20th century aircraft preserved at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Puny in size but not significance.Charles Lindbergh's first solo across...
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Iron Deficiency and Sideroblastic Anemia
Dear Dr. Donohue: My doctor said I have anemia, something to do with how I handle iron. It's spelled "sideroblastic" anemia. What does the word mean? What does sideroblastic anemia do to you? Do vitamins help? What about iron supplements? My doctor has...
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It's the Blues and the Gray in la as Kings Win
Late Saturday night, Blues coach Joel Quenneville was laone, sitting on a metal folding chair in the visiting coach's dressing room at The Forum.His emotions ran the gamut as he talked about the most frustrating loss of his brief coaching career - a...
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Jacksonville Turnovers Help New England Win Its Second Shot at Title
Out of the fog, then out of the dark, the New England Patriots have found their way to the Super Bowl.Shrugging off an 11-minute power failure at Foxboro Stadium, the Patriots won the AFC championship 20-6 Sunday night, making the Jacksonville Jaguars...
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Jaguars Regress, Proceed to Egress
Botched special teams play, breakdowns in the secondary, futility inside the 20-yard line, turnovers with the game on the line. It was another typical game for the Jacksonville Jaguars.Only it wasn't October.The Jaguars, the first second-year expansion...
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Kevin Horn : Volunteer Has a Talent for Hard Work, Art, Overcoming Obstacles
Kevin Horn likes to draw and make ceramic pots.Horn is also a window cleaner, duster and sweeper par excellence. Every Wednesday Horn combines his talents when he volunteers custodial services to the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center.Arts Center volunteer...
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Kfns Insists Less Is Better: Five - Maybe More - Depart
Howard Balzer, Charlie "Tuna" Edwards, Rich Gould and Ken Strode are out. Frank Cusumano is in limbo. And Kevin Slaten, "The Fabulous Sports Babe" and the Rams are in.That's the bottom line in a myriad of shuffling of on-air staff at KFNS (590 AM), the...
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Knights Guard a Real Hot Shot
Senior Russell Vincent may be the most valuable basketball player in St. Charles County, considering all the roles he plays for Francis Howell North."We expect a lot of Russell," Knights coach Bill Moyer said. "As our point guard, he's the guy who handles...
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Lancers' `Gym Rat' Lifts Teammates
Lafayette High basketball coach Dave Porter says junior Scott Brewster is dedicated and hard-working and the type of person you want working alongside you.That is, unless unless you're not working hard."Scott's not afraid to come up and tell me who needs...
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Landfill Plan Worries Neighbors
A long-dormant landfill-development plan apparently salvaged from the scrap heap has nearby residents and elected officials baffled and up in arms."I can't believe this has happened," said St. Clair County Board member Norman Rieso, whose district includes...
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Lawmakers' Resolutions Oppose Pay-Raise Plan Large Number of Sponsors Points to Trouble for Proposal
In the first week of the newly convened Legislature, more than half the members of the state Senate and 68 of the 163 members in the House have signed resolutions to reject proposed pay raises for lawmakers and judges.Eighteen of the Senate's 34 members...
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Levens (Levens?) Levels Carolina
The star of Sunday's National Football Conference championship game wasn't the league's most valuable player (Brett Favre).Or the NFL's 1996 sack leader (Kevin Greene).It wasn't Carolina's 1,000-yard rusher (Anthony Johnson), Green Bay's former 1,000-yard...
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Liberals' Lament They Worry That Clinton Cuts Will Harm Poor
THE REAL TREAT at a recent brown-bag lunch for 16 anti-poverty activists was supposed to be a briefing on President Bill Clinton's forthcoming welfare initiative.But by the time White House domestic policy adviser Jeremy Ben-Ami finished, it seemed that...
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Line-Item Veto Has Constitutional Flaw
I rise," said the senator 10 months ago, as his colleagues prepared to pass a bill, "in the serene confidence that this measure is constitutionally doomed." Soon we shall see if Pat Moynihan's serenity was justified.On Jan. 2, five days before the 105th...
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Look Closely before Buying New `Real' Bonds
In a couple of weeks, the Treasury will bestow its belated New Year's present: the so-called "real" bonds that will be indexed to inflation.Buy one of these babies, and the money you put down is protected against weird occurrences like an OPEC oil embargo...
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Loss of Grandma Puts Pre-Teen off Balance
Dear Open Mind: My husband left me with two little girls eight years ago. For two years we lived with my parents who were very supportive. The girls were adjusting well and we were doing pretty well. Three years ago, I met and then married a man who...
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Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
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Make a Date
A food-lover's guide to the year includes Sneak some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day, Egg Salad Week and World Chocolate Awareness Month.Had about enough of these resolutions about this year's diet plan? Just for fun, take a look at a food calendar...
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Man, 42, Stabbed in Brawl near Tavern
A St. Charles man returned to his bar stool after being involved in a fight outside a St. Peters tavern last week, not realizing until minutes later that he had been stabbed in the chest, authorities said.Larry W. Crump, 42, of St. Charles, was taken...
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Marriage Licenses
MADISON COUNTYBruce E. Adams of Glen Carbon and Michelle L. Hardin of Troy.Marvin O. J. Bazzell and Amy M. Bautsch, both of Granite City. Jeffrey S. Bima and Amy J. Johnson, both of East Alton. Ronnie J. Bone of Hazelwood and Nancy G. Hoffman of Edwardsville....
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Maximum Greed, Maximum Wage
AS LONG as the government establishes rules about a minimum wage, it seems only right that the government look into the notion of a maximum wage.Why have a floor and not a ceiling?Consider, for a minute, why we have a minimum wage. We are concerned that...
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Mayor Honors Residents Who Report Dumpers
St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. was talking trash Sunday afternoon in his office at City Hall, Nboasting of the accomplishments of his Trash Task Force.The team of four police officers and a retired police officer nab dumpers who illegally drop their...
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Missionary Has Feet on Ground, Heart in the Air Former Bush Pilot Helps Wings of Hope
Brother Larry Camilleri grew up in Detroit, spent 25 years in New Guinea as a bush pilot and now lives in a parish in St. Louis. He commutes to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, where he rebuilds airplanes that he occasionally flies to third-world...
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Monday Memo
Our leadoff hitter this week should, perhaps, be titled by its more formal name:CORRECTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS:However, we prefer a more casual term used by our friend, OTTO, who compiles a listing in this section sometimes known as Bull. When Otto acknowledges...
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Morning Briefing
Did you catch the previews for the JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME's new movie?The co-star is DENNIS RODMAN. The title, Double Team.One scene in the preview has Jean-Claude asking Dennis who does his hair. Rodman's reply? "No hair jokes, plases." Can't wait to...
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NC-Charlotte 81, St. Louis U. 52
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITYMin. FG 3PT FT Rb F PTHarris 35 5-11 0-0 9-10 4 3 19 Luechtefeld 13 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 3 2 Walker 22 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 3 5 Biles 23 2-9 2-7 0-0 1 3 6 Frazier ...
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New Contempt Rule Strikes out with Some Council Members
The Berkeley City Council has its own version of three strikes and you're out.The contempt-of-council bill, approved last week, allows Mayor Theodore Hoskins or whoever is presiding to cite a councilman or anyone appearing before the council for being...
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New Fund Taps Ideas of Six World-Class Investors
What's the biggest problem facing mutual funds today? How about success.The enormous growth of the mutual fund industry has led to huge asset growth for many funds. At the same time, the cult of performance has caused investors to plow money into the...
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Northern Metrolink Outlined Consultants Suggest Route into Florissant
MetroLink could extend northward almost to Lindbergh Boulevard and Patterson Road in Florissant under an option prepared by consultants to the Cross County Corridor transportation study.But that idea may be modified by a study of MetroLink expansion...
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Obituaries
Marvin E. LeeMarvin E. Lee, 70, of Wright City, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1997) at St. Joseph West Hospital at Lake Saint Louis.Mr. Lee was a truck driver for 40 years at the Missouri Petroleum Co. in St. Louis until he retired in 1989. A funeral was Sunday...
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Overachieving over at Last for Panthers
In the Carolina locker room, coach Dom Capers told owner Jerry Richardson he was sorry. No apologies were necessary, given the Panthers' amazing run to the NFC championship game.In only their second year of existence, the Panthers won 13 times, wres...
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Packers Hoping for Own Identity
Some Cheeseheads actually stayed home Sunday - 574 of them. Most are still praying the neighbors never find out.Yes, it was cold. The temperature never climbed above 8 degrees. The wind-chill index never climbed out of the minus range. But cold is no...
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Pack Is Back: Pats Will Be There, Too : 30-13 Win Is Green Bay's Ticket to Super Bowl
Lambeau Field was a frigid sea of green and gold Sunday - not to mention hunter's orange. Some wore cheeseheads atop their stocking caps. Some wore stocking caps atop their cheeseheads.But never mind the weather, 60,000 towel-waving fanatics wouldn't...
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Pack's Levens Shares Time, Glory with Fellow Running Back Bennett
Running backs Dorsey Levens and Edgar Bennett shared snaps all season. On Sunday, they shared in the glory as Green Bay ended its 29-year Super Bowl drought.Levens gained 205 total yards - 88 yards on 10 carries and 117 yards on five catches - and Bennett...
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Panel Hears Proposal by Builder Taylor-Morley Plan Draws Jeers from Some Residents
Taylor-Morley Inc. has decided to move ahead with the residential part of a $22 million proposal for residential and commercial development in Green Park.Taylor-Morley presented a subdivision plan to the Green Park Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday....
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Panel's Delay Irks Foes of Subdivision
Opponents of a proposal for a subdivision in a semi-rural area of St. Paul Road in southwestern St. Louis County are upset that the County Planning Commission has delayed making a recommendation on the proposal.The Jones Co. wants to build 75 single-family...
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Patriots' Fans No Strangers to Suffering
Few Patriots fans believed it would be easy.After decades of ups and downs - the ups rare, the downs downright bizarre - the New England Patriots made their fans wait until the last few minutes Sunday before sealing a trip to the Super Bowl.There were...
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