St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 3, 1997

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2 Firms Win Bids for CD Quality Satellite Radio
Motorists could begin tuning in super-crisp satellite radio programs as early as 1999 under a new nationwide digital service one company calls "the birth of the future of radio.""This is a better way to listen to radio," said David Margolese, chairm...
$61,000,000 Sheffield Valuts Past Belle as Richest Player in Baseball
Gary Sheffield laughed and admitted: "I'm just spaced out."That was his reaction after signing the biggest deal in the history of baseball Wednesday, a $61 million, six-year extension with an option year that could make the package worth $72 million....
$61,000,000 Sheffield Vaults Past Belle as Richest Player in Baseball
Gary Sheffield sat at the table wearing a new suit, diamonds in his bracelet and a pen in his hand, looking like a million bucks as he signed a contract worth much more.Sheffield and the Florida Marlins finalized the largest contract package in baseball...
Abbott, Dogged by Failure, Ponders His Baseball Future
The Jim Abbott case, which the Angels closed Monday, makes psychobabblers of us all.A healthy 29-year-old lefthander cannot throw hard strikes whenever a batter stands in.A guy who was ninth in American League earned-run average two years ago, pitched...
Actuaries, Ghoulish Find Happy Medium in Internet's Dead Pools
I'VE just seen something on the Internet so revolting, so wretched, so tasteless, I had to tell you. That way you can look it up, too.I'm talking about the dead pools, where people bet when celebrities will die. To find them, start your Internet search...
A Dose of Success Seasoned Professionals Now, the Members of Morphine Return with a Solid Record and Realistic Expectations of Success
When Billy Conway and Mark Sandman were in the bluesy rock quartet, Treat Her Right, they had an early taste of success. That group's 1988 self-titled debut and its 1989 sophomore release, "Tied to the Tracks," garnered strong reviews and gained significant...
After Bankruptcy, Chance of Getting Credit Varies
Q: What would you advise about the prospects of getting credit after filing bankruptcy? I am thinking about filing. I won't want any credit right away but I don't want to be cut off from it forever.A: My advice would depend partly on how you got into...
Aftermath Des Was Thought to Be a Wonder Drug -- until Its Consequences Became Known
IT WAS CALLED a wonder drug when first developed 60 years ago - a pill that doctors could prescribe for pregnant women to prevent miscarriage. So it was prescribed, almost routinely, to 4.8 million pregnant women in the 1940s, '50s and '60s.That drug...
A Growing Consensus on Mammograms
Ask a woman in her 40s if she knows anyone her age with breast cancer. Chances are she'll say yes. Ask that same woman if she should get mammograms on a regular basis. Chances are she'll be confused about what's best. No wonder: The medical community...
An Adopted Daughter Is Resentful of Label
Dear Abby: Recently in a department store, I overheard a conversation between two women that made my blood boil. One woman identified a neighbor by saying, "The one with the adopted son."I am 42 years old and was adopted at birth. My adoptive mother...
A New Phoenix Rises Joaquin Phoenix, Still Dealing with His Brother's Death, Expands His Acting Career
Even through the fog of a nasty flu, Joaquin Phoenix remains achingly polite."Thanks," he says softly when offered a ragged, perforated sheet of Bounty from the kitchen.The 22-year-old actor, who is unavoidably known as the younger brother of the late...
An Outdoor Wallow County Parks Host a Variety of Activities
Unplug the television set and hide the batteries for the Game Boy -- your kids won't need them this spring or summer. The St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting hundreds of summer activities for youngsters at 48 of its facilities,...
Area's Top 25 Players Include 12 Strong Arms
Hard-throwing pitchers will be in abundance this season, led by Fort Zumwalt South's Steve Colyer. He's one of 12 hurlers among the area's most talented baseball players.Here is a list of 25 area players to watch this season as compiled by Jefferson...
Arlington Hotel Coming Back-Again Bed and Breakfast Serves Up History
The old Arlington Hotel was once a showcase for De Soto - a place where railroad travelers from afar would get a bite to eat or a warm place to stay. The Arlington Bed and Breakfast Inn reopened in late March, and the hotel's new owners hope to raise...
Army Misstep Draws Nuclear Agency's Fire
On May 18, 1995, monitors at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., discovered radioactivity that had leaked from an old compass onto a storehouse floor. The building was sealed and then decontaminated over the next two weeks.Federal law requires that release of even...
Around the Links
PGA TOURFreeport-McDermott ClassicSite: New Orleans. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: English Turn Golf and Country Club (7,116 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's Share: $270,000. Television: KSDK Channel 5 (Saturday, 2:30-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4:30...
Auditions & Announcements
Missouri Kids: Open to performers age 3 to high school seniors. Membership regional competitions: April 5 in Carthage, April 19 in Branson, May 10 in Liberty and May 17 in Columbia. Call 1-800-377-8117.Alpha Players Productions: Auditions for "State...
Backlog: Generic Drug Makers Have Trouble Getting FDA Approval
Generic drugs, those low-priced copies of brand-name medicines, are so popular that they now make up nearly half the 2.4 billion prescriptions written in this country every year.That popularity hasn't filtered down to the bottom lines of the generic...
Barn Pampers People, Horses Building Boasts Bar, Fireplace, Skylights
A wet bar, skylights and fireplace distinguish Micaela Kennedy's barn from most others.Kennedy, owner of Kennedy Farms Equestrian Center in Chesterfield, designed her 11,000-square-foot barn for creature and human comfort. Those came with a pricetag...
Best Bets for the Week of April 3-9
TonightA Nader time: Consumer advocate and failed presidential candidate Ralph Nader kicks off the 48th Annual Principia College Public Affairs Conference at 7 tonight. The three-day conference, which focuses on democracy, education and development,...
Black Kids Are Victimized by Experiments of Educational Quacks
For nearly four decades, the education establishment has delivered one failure and set of excuses after another. Education for blacks is nothing less than a catastrophe, and education for white kids is nothing to write home about.People can and do make...
Blues Picking Up Steam in Stretch Trap Closes on Detroit during Push for Playoffs
Brendan Shanahan classified the 1-1 tie between the Blues and the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena as "an April Fool's joke."And the joke was on the Red Wings.With a playoff spot at stake, the Blues played their trapping system to perfection,...
Board Debates, Passes Budget of $35 Million for Next Year
The Kirkwood School Board has approved next year's budget, projecting revenue at about $35.2 million and expenses totaling about $35 million.The budget was approved 6-1 after an emotional discussion sparked by board member Wallace Ward, who voted no....
Botanical Garden Gains Ground to the West Expansion Gobbles Up Commercial, Industrial Sites
The Missouri Botanical Garden is branching out to the west, buying much of the property it didn't already own along Shaw Boulevard between Vandeventer Avenue and Kingshighway.The property is about a block from the garden itself. The latest acquisitions...
Braves Aces Only Jokers in Houston: Maddux Falls 4-3
A night after beating John Smoltz, the Houston Astros defeated Greg Maddux, too.Derek Bell hit a two-run double in a four-run third inning, leading Houston over the visiting Atlanta Braves 4-3 Wednesday night.Smoltz and Maddux lost their final starts...
Briefs
METROLINKClayton Changes Time Of Public HearingClayton has changed the starting time of a public hearing Tuesday on MetroLink expansion. The session will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Clayton City Hall, 10 North Bemiston Avenue. Acting City Manager Brent...
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MARIJUANA CONTROVERSYHemp Production Bill Wins Approval By SenateThe Senate, in a vote of 17-9 Wednesday, endorsed the production of industrial hemp for products such as paper, rope and building materials. Hemp plants, which produce marijuana, are less...
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THE NATIONSOCIAL SECURITYRetirees Not Responsible For Tax Form For older American who work, there's one less form to fill out on tax day this year. About 1 million retirees who have jobs to supplement their Social Security income aren't responsible for...
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ELLISVILLEDeveloper Seeks Council's OK To Change ZoningEpic Homes has asked the Ellisville City Council to consider a zoning change on the 15-acre Watson Tract, east of Kiefer Creek Road just north of Woodhill. The land was zoned as residential but changed...
Can Brian's Turn the Corner? Cozy Cafe Has Its Moments, but Service Can Be Erratic
Brian's Corner Cafe in Dogtown has the potential to become a popular neighborhood bistro. It serves reasonably good food at mostly reasonable prices. It has an informal, casual atmosphere, with old, turn-of-the-century photos decorating the walls. It's...
Cards Still Seeking First RBI Montreal Wins Again, Surrenders Just 2 Hits
It is one thing to start the season by losing two games in Montreal. The Cardinals typically have had difficulty winning there.But to Jim Bullinger and Jeff Juden?Bullinger, who was 6-10 last season with the Chicago Cubs, and Juden, who never left the...
Cinema Barcalounger Service Offers Access to Films That Will Never Play the Local 12-Plex
The best art house in town?For any one of the 15,000 Americans who subscribe to Home Film Festival, the answer is their own home.Since 1984, the rent-by-mail video source has offered such obscure titles as "...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him," "A Tour...
City Considers Joining `Tower' Group
The Shrewsbury Board of Aldermen may join a group of neighboring municipalities to deal with telephone companies seeking to build towers.The Multi Municipality Telecommunications Tower Plan consists of a group of municipalities that would enlist an engineering...
City Officials Need to Work Together, 2 Aldermen Urge
Two St. Peters aldermen who won re-election say it is time to put the political games and circuses behind them and once again forge a consensus on running the city.That consensus building will start soon as the mayor and aldermen decide whether to ask...
City Will Consider Stadium Request Officials Won't Rule out Public Financing Plan
St. Louis city officials aren't ruling out public financing for a new stadium for the Cardinals, but neither are they saying they will spend city money on yet another sports venue.Last month, the partnership that owns the St. Louis Cardinals floated...
Clarence Harmon:`this Is All about Changing Things'
WHEN MAYOR-ELECT Clarence Harmon worked the streets as a young cop on the beat, he wasn't always greeted with open arms."People would sometimes call you names, and no one likes that," he said during an interview on election night. "But I was trained...
Classical & Popular Listings
CLASSICAL MUSICCathedral Concert, 12:30 today, Christ Church Cathedral, 13th & Locust, 231-3454. Organist William Partridge performs the music of Bach, Couperin and Pervis. FreeJulian Bream, 8 p.m. F, Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington, 533-9900 ....
Clemens Beats White Sox in First Start for Blue Jays
New blue uniform, same tough Roger Clemens.Clemens buzzed a fastball past Frank Thomas' head in the first inning Wednesday night and later got Albert Belle on a double-play grounder with the bases loaded to end the eighth as the Blue Jays beat the Chicago...
Concert Previews
Storyville, 9 tonight at the Side DoorStoryville's rockin' blues routine is fronted by native Texan Malford Milligan, multiple winner of the Austin Chronicle's "Best Male Vocalist" award for that city. Milligan formed the band three years ago and stacked...
Continental Pilots Seek Parity with Top Airlines
Continental Airlines Inc.'s pilots union said Wednesday it is seeking wage increases that would bring its members up to par with salaries paid to pilots of other large U.S. carriers.In a proposed labor pact presented to the company Wednesday, the In...
Corrections & Clarifications
A chart in some editions Wednesday gave incorrect results for annexation proposals in Florissant. Here are correct, unofficial final results:Area West Annexation PASSEDTo pass, the proposal needed a simple majority from voters in Florissant and a...
Council Urges Official to Investigate Ways to Reopen 82nd Street Bridge
The University City Council has asked City Manager Frank Ollendorff to look at ways to reopen the bridge on 82nd Street over the Terminal Railroad tracks, by either repairing or replacing the structure.The bridge has been closed since July of last year...
Curtain Raisers
Gender Non-specificIn Caryl Churchill's play, "Cloud 9," an aging man with a beard plays a little girl in a gingham dress while a woman plays a 9-year-old boy. Meanwhile, the play's black servant is white and the family's demure matriarch is a tough...
Dancing for a Cause Concert Brings Together Best of Local Dance to Help Aids Patients
Patrons with a hunger for contemporary dance can sample from a varied menu of local specialties when five of the leading dance companies in the St. Louis area perform at a benefit concert this Saturday and Sunday at McKinley Classical Junior Academy.Ron...
Dancing on Ice Ice Capades Choreographer Finds Dance Moves Are Similar on Ice and Off
An Ice Capades choreographer who can't ice skate? The prospect seems about as absurd as a driving instructor who can't drive, or a voice teacher who can't sing.But that's precisely the case of Minnie Madden, choreographer of the Ice Capades spectacle...
Day by Day
TODAYBITS OF SHAKESPEARE"The Whole Enchilada," a fast-paced, 60-minute review of 37 of Shakespeare's classics and comedies, will be presented at 11:45 a.m. and at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, St. Charles County Community College,...
Deaths Elsewhere
JOLIE GABOR, 97, mother of Hungarian-born actresses Eva and Zsa Zsa Gabor, died Tuesday (April 1, 1997) at Rancho Mirage, Calif.The family emigrated to the United States beginning in the 1930s. By the 1950s, Eva and Zsa Zsa had achieved international...
Debate Focuses on How Fine Print Should Be in Drug Ads
It's a splashy full-page magazine ad - "Sporanox kicked my toenail fungus!" - for an antifungal drug by Johnson & Johnson. But the next page is anything but splashy. It's crammed with eye-glazing fine print about "ventricular tachycardia," and other...
Deja Vu, All over Again
It seems trite to describe a musician as defying categorization, assuming that most musicians draw from diverse influences. But jazz guitarist Fareed Haque is used to it.Haque's classical training, his love of jazz and his multi-cultural background (he's...
Designation for Parks Swings Vote to Use Tax Residents Want to Keep Open Space, Surveys Reveal
The word "parks" struck a chord with voters in St. Charles County on Tuesday.Putting aside their traditional opposition to new taxes, voters went along with a 1.5 percent use tax that had been promised to be spent for a specific purpose - to establish...
Developers Competing for Agency's Support
Developers with 14 proposals that would provide low- and moderate-income housing in St. Louis are competing for money and tax credits that a state agency will allocate this month.The competition will be tough. The proposals are among 158 applications...
Developers Competing for Financing
Developers with 14 proposals that would provide low- and moderate-income housing in St. Louis are competing for money and tax credits that a state agency will allocate this month.The competition will be tough. The proposals are among 158 applications...
Development Was Important Issue in West County Races
Three large west St. Louis County municipalities have new mayors who expect to lead their cities in directions that include better planning, less petty politics and protecting their neighborhoods.Annette Kolis Mandel in Creve Coeur, John D. Marx in Town...
Dhl Writes off Mid-America Site
The air delivery company DHL Worldwide Express Inc. has dropped Mid-America Airport near Belleville as a candidate for a new cargo hub."Dropping Belleville from the list does not reflect negatively on (St. Clair County's) proposal. All six proposals...
Error on Air: EPA Admits Math Mistake
The Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged Wednesday that it had overestimated some of the health benefits of stricter air pollution standards the agency wants to impose this summer.The EPA lowered by one-fourth its prediction of the number of...
Escalator Victim's Mom Seeks More Safety Rules
Dear Ann Landers: Last year, my 4-year-old son's tennis shoe became trapped between the step and the sidewall of an escalator. He was standing next to my husband at the time. The impact pulverized his foot immediately, causing him to lose three toes...
Essay Contest to Immortalize Baseball Player Project Sparks Student Interest in History, Research, Writing
Before Jackie Robinson put on a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform 50 years ago and broke the color barrier in major-league baseball, blacks were limited to playing in leagues of their own.If blacks would have been allowed in the majors from the start, "Gentl...
Family Stuff & Upcoming Events
FAMILY STUFFWindjamming: The St. Louis Eagles invite you to experience a lazy but exciting Sunday afternoon as they sponsor a radio-controlled sailboat regatta in Ferguson's January Wabash Park beginning at noon. These miniature yachts are powered strictly...
`Fatha' and Son
Lou Thimes Jr. has spent his life trying to carve an identity of his own. Now, he's started a talent agency to help home-grown future stars When you stand 6 feet, 7 inches tall, it would seem that one of the last things you'd ever have to worry about...
Father Seeking Visits with His Child Faces Complications
Q: I'm the father of a daughter born out of wedlock. I was engaged to her mother, and we were supposed to be married the month after the baby was born.A few months before the birth, I moved in with my fiancee's parents, but two weeks after the baby was...
First Blush Wineries Celebrate Weinstrasse Fest with Tastings, Tours
Becky "Birdlegs" Miller poured pale amber, pink and red wines into glasses as tourists lined the wine-tasting bar at Sugar Creek Winery in Defiance last week. Miller wore a T-shirt with the slogan "Birdlegs Blush," a wine named for her nickname."I had...
Gateway 2000 Rises on Rumors Will Compaq Acquire Booming PC Seller?
Gateway 2000 Inc. shares rose and Compaq Computer Corp.'s fell Wednesday on speculation that Compaq will buy the fast-growing seller of personal computers to consumers and small businesses, analysts said.Gateway rose $3.25 a share to $55.37 1/2, and...
GM Ends 10-Month Decline
General Motors Corp., ending 10 consecutive monthly sales declines, said Wednesday its U.S. car and truck sales rose 4.2 percent in March over weak year-ago results that were dragged down by a costly strike.The world's largest automaker said it sold...
Gore Road Show Is a Flop
It is a measure of either Vice President Al Gore's predicament or his political ineptitude that Newt Gingrich, the most reviled man in American not in a cult, beat the pants off him in China.It was Gingrich, not Gore, who delivered a red-blooded American...
Greenway Project Tackles Buyouts of Flood-Prone Land
Federal and state government buyouts of flood-prone properties along part of Richland Creek at Belleville are the latest facet of the city's on-going Richland Creek Greenway project.The buyouts in an area northwest of downtown Belleville are expected...
Happenings for the Kids
Camp Rendezvous, registration begins now, The Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, 938-5900. Summer program for children ages 6-10 at the Wolf Sanctuary. Campers will assist animal staff in behind-the-scenes tours, engage in wolf crafts, games and...
Harmon Begins Search for Cabinet Members Speculation Surrounds Pick for Chief of Staff Post
Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon got down to business Wednesday, as he began his search for top staff members in his new administration.Harmon, who will be sworn in April 15, met with advisers for several hours Wednesday at the Missouri Athletic Club, 405...
Harmon Looks at Replacing Earnings Tax Levy Brings in over $100 Million a Year to Municipal Government
Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon said Wednesday he will spend the next three months studying whether the city can replace its largest source of income, the earnings tax, with another tax."What I've promised to do is within my first 100 days I will look at...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Wake-Up CallListeners to two of St. Louis' top-rated stations were thrown for a loop Tuesday when urban contemporary station Majic 108 (KMJM) and alternative rock station 105.7 The Point (KPNT) switched DJs and playlists for the morning.When asked whether...
`Hedge-to-Arrive' Deals Put Farmers in a Bind, Raise Crop of Lawsuits
Farmer Ron Willstead will have to borrow money to plant his corn and soybeans this year while he awaits payment for 30,000 bushels of grain from last year's crop.The culprit? Record prices for corn in early 1996 that plunged some farmers, elevators and...
Help Wanted County Parks Seek Volunteers for Variety of Jobs
HIKERS, BIKERS, equestrians and other lovers of the out-of-doors who spend time in St. Louis County's parks are being asked to give back a little. The parks need you to volunteer some of your time and special skills."We keep getting more park land, but...
Help Yourself!
Guidelines SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Hepatitis a Linked to School Lunches Michigan Children Ate Strawberries Grown in Mexico
A contaminated, illegal shipment of frozen strawberries grown in Mexico has caused an outbreak of the hepatitis A virus among schoolchildren in two Michigan counties.Federal officials have ordered a halt to the serving of strawberries in school-lunch...
Here's the Real Scoop on Regis and Kathie Lee
PUBLICISTS get paid to grab our attention, and it worked when a tidbit buffet arrived from "Live With Regis & Kathie Lee."Tucked within a glossy binder are dozens upon dozens of delicious didja-know facts about the long-running show and its infectious...
Hill Gets Triple-Double as Pistons Down Spurs
Grant Hill scored 31 points - 13 of them in the fourth quarter - and Joe Dumars hit two key 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as Detroit Pistons beat the San Antonio Spurs 99-92 on the road.Detroit held a 69-68 lead going into the...
Homefront This Week: Blues and Roots Rock
Remembering Rayburn HayesWhen bluesman Rayburn Hayes Sr., died of a heart attack two weeks ago, our music scene lost one of its finest drummers. The 53-year-old Hayes, stricken March 20 in East St. Louis, was one of six St. Louis musicians to whom the...
House Rejects War Chest Limits Legislators Approve End to Restrictions
The House voted Wednesday to repeal the limits they placed on their campaign war chests three years ago.The move stemmed partly from confusion over whether the limits are in force, said House Majority Leader Gracia Backer, D-New Bloomfield.Backer and...
H&r Block Plots Compuserve Sale Stock Rises 15%; AOL Rumored as Bidder
CompuServe's parent company confirmed on Wednesday that talks were under way to sell the second-largest online service, sending CompuServe stock up nearly 15 percent amid reports that America Online was the bidder.While a deal faces formidable hurdles,...
Hunt for Murder Suspect Narrows near Truman Lake
Law enforcement officers narrowed their search for murder suspect Alis Ben Johns to two square miles Wednesday but scaled back their efforts at night - after a day the sheriff called "a disappointment."At the height of the search, which began with a...
Independents' Day: Fashion Branches out for Oscars
NEVER MIND THE movies: It was independents' day when it came to Oscar-night fashion."I'm an independent, and that's why I decided to wear an independent," said best supporting actress winner Juliette Binoche, who wore a rust velvet coat and dress by...
Israel to Expand Settlements Thousands of Homes Will Be Built in West Bank
Israel acknowledged Wednesday that it had quietly approved expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.Also Wednesday, a firebomb hit an Israeli army truck in the West Bank, sending it tumbling down a slope near the Jelazoun refugee camp and in...
It's Back to Business for Renaud, He Says
O'Fallon Mayor Paul Renaud says he will waste no time getting on with projects now that the election is over.The mayor and newly elected aldermen are scheduled to be sworn in at tonight's meeting of the Board of Aldermen.One of the first orders of business...
John Mosby Grant, 70, Dies; Active in Civic Affairs
John Mosby Grant, a member of the third generation of his family to practice medicine in St. Louis, a scientist and a community leader and a sailor, died Tuesday (April 1, 1997) of cancer at his home in the Central West End. He was 70.Dr. Grant was a...
Justice Heiple for the Defense
Poor, misunderstood James Heiple. The police are mean to him. The press wants to hound him from the Illinois Supreme Court. Even his fellow Republicans want the chief justice off the bench.After Tuesday's misconduct hearing - at which his close friend,...
Karraker Could Be Next to Step into Cardinals' Broadcast Booth
Bob Ramsey made his debut Wednesday night as a regular member of the Cardinals broadcast crew, doing play-by-play of their game in Montreal for the Fox Sports Midwest cable outlet.It's an assignment Ramsey will have for Fox's telecasts of Redbirds r...
Lakers Sweep Up Seattle Van Exel Hits for 30 as Los Angeles Wins
Nick Van Exel scored 30 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their fourth game in a row and closed to a half-game behind first place in the Pacific Division with a 99-97 victory over the SuperSonics in Seattle on Tuesday night.Van Exel's free throw with...
Land Agreement Advances Plan for 37-Acre Park with Pools
Construction could start in July on a 37-acre park with swimming pools.The city reached an agreement earlier this month with property owners to acquire land known as Central City Park."It's been eight years in coming," said Alan Politte, before voting...
La Russa Communicates View That Van Slyke Is Way off Base
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa took umbrage Wednesday with the suggestion that he hadn't communicated with injured outfielder Andy Van Slyke, who was hoping to join the club when he recovers from a torn calf muscle."That's just not accurate," said La...
League Decides against Urging Consultation with Adjacent Areas
The St. Louis County Municipal League declined last week to encourage its members to consult with neighboring jurisdictions about private and public developments.In the league's meeting at Kirkwood, delegations opposed to a zoning proposal by Town and...
League Decides Not to Urge Consultation with Neighbors
The St. Louis County Municipal League declined last week to encourage its members to consult with neighboring jurisdictions about private and public developments. In the league's meeting at Kirkwood, delegations opposed to a zoning proposal by Town and...
Limiting Digestive Load Benefits Crohn's Patient
Dear Dr. Donohue: My question is about Crohn's disease, specifically about diet and foods to avoid when you have it. Is it like colitis?I can't be specific. There are two answers, one for when you're sailing along nicely, another for the stormy digestive...
Local Gardens Draw Crowds, Oohhs, Aahhs
When I wrote last week's column, spring was in its tremulous early stage. One week later it's in full swing, blossoming out all over, and gardeners who planted spring bulbs in quantity last fall are being rewarded by admiring comments. My neighbor Marge...
Looking Great .... It Doesn't Have to Hurt, Says Soap Star and Fashion Expert Linda Dano
Linda Dano wants to go shopping with you.She wants to be looking over your shoulder when you spot that chartreuse linen jacket with the designer label, 75 percent off, and grab it - never mind that chartreuse makes you look seasick and that the bottom...
Looking Up to High Art
This past week saw the unveiling of two separate exhibits featuring the work of aspiring artists. One, at Washington's National Gallery of Art, takes a historical glance back at a young painter who managed to evolve and make quite a name for himself....
Mactavish's Maniacal Play Is a Salute to `All the Guys over 35'
Earlier this season, veteran center Craig MacTavish was watching more than he was playing. He was getting more media attention for his coaching potential than his contributions as a player.But now the Blues are fighting for their playoff lives and MacTavish...
Man Missing, Son Hurt in Boat Accident
One man fell overboard and was missing Wednesday evening after two speedboats raced in a channel of the Mississippi River north of St. Charles, authorities said.Rescuers found one boat, spattered with blood and with the windshield shattered, circling...
May 12 Court Date Set on Classrooms Case
The legal dispute over whether Normandy Schools can build makeshift classrooms in Pasadena Hills is set for trial May 12 in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Judge Kenneth M. Romines will hear the case.The district sued last year after Pasadena Hills denied...
Mcveigh Trial Pace Picks Up Slightly
Potential jurors in the Oklahoma City bombing trial publicly wrestled with their consciences Wednesday over whether they could sentence a human to die.They were reporting for possible jury duty in the trial of Timothy McVeigh. He could face the death...
Measure Would Finance Storm Water Projects Msd Sought Plan to Issue Bonds for Urban Systems
State taxpayers would help build storm water control systems in the St. Louis area under a constitutional amendment approved by the House Budget Committee on Wednesday.The plan, sought by the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, would authorize $200...
Memos Show How Democrats Plotted Fund-Raising Course Strategy Counted on Clintons, Gore to Be Magnets for Money
Eager to raise millions for President Bill Clinton's re-election, Democratic fund-raisers laid out precise and ambitious goals: Events with the president should raise a total of $50 million, those with Vice President Al Gore, $10.8 million, and those...