St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 11, 1997

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35 Seek Job as Head of Special District
The 35 candidates seeking the superintendent's job in the Special School District are from 15 states. Nine are from Missouri and nine are women, said Robert Elsea, a partner in the search firm of Elsea, Hobbs & Associates. He declined to say whether...
3 Schools Here in Spotlight Educators Study Use of 'Reggio Approach'
Some 350 educators from 45 states and six foreign countries heard here Thursday that the best way to teach preschool children is not to simplify the world for them but to celebrate its complexity.The educators were attending a two-day conference called...
Abc's Vintage Soaps Get a Channel 30 Brushoff
VIEWERS are predictably upset with Channel 30's decision not to show the classic soap episodes ABC is billing as "A Daytime To Remember.""It's not FAIR," wrote an "All My Children" fan from Chesterfield. "This is our only chance to see these great old...
A Day for Pumped Funk with Morris Time Has Passed, but Preening Day's Shtick Has Not
MORRIS DAY AND THE TIMEMississippi Nights, Monday, April 7VARIOUS permutations of rap and R & B can be found on the commercial charts these days, but at Mississippi Nights last Monday, a defiant chant went up that harked back to an earlier, '80s funk...
Administration Fears Bond Bill Would Reduce Help for Minority-Owned Firms
A proposal to steer billions of dollars in government contracts to businesses in poor neighborhoods hit a snag Thursday, as the Clinton administration said it feared the idea would reduce current preferences for minority-owned companies.Undeterred, Sen....
Admission Price to Camp David
So everyone wants to go to Camp David, now. Yup, skip all those pesky interim steps in the Arab-Israeli peace process and just cut right to the bottom line.I like that idea - on just one condition: Everybody who wants to come to Camp David has to buy...
After Winning Four 3a Crowns in Row, Berkeley Runners Adjust to Life in 2a
Berkeley High track coach Rod Staggs once said that dropping the Bulldogs to Missouri Class 2A from their traditional 3A perch would be like putting a shark in a bathtub.It's understandable. Berkeley has won four consecutive 3A titles in boys track and...
Allouche Departing from Mu Program
The acknowledgment by Danny Allouche on Thursday that he will depart from the University of Missouri men's basketball program makes him the fifth player in 13 months to be leaving the program ahead of schedule.The most recent departure comes a day after...
Anxious Investors May Yield to Bonds Higher Returns Tempting as Stocks Stall
With stocks down about 7 percent in the last month, including a frightening string of drops last week, many investors are hunting for safe havens.What about the chief alternative to stocks - bonds?Yields on the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond have crawled...
Art Alexakis: A Talented and Angry Young Man
ART ALEXAKIS and GUS Side Door, Friday, April 4.DURING his brief acoustic set, Everclear frontman Art Alexakis scolded, slighted and otherwise shortchanged the modest audience at the Side Door, though ultimately he proved Everclear deserving of the hype...
Average CEO Pay Up 54% Last Year, Magazine Says
The average pay raise for top executives last year was 54 percent, compared to a typical 3 percent boost factory workers got, Business Week reported.That meant the average CEO paycheck in 1996 was 209 times that of a factory employee, Business Week said...
Baker's Cyst Is Similar to Housemaid's Knee
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have been diagnosed with Baker's cyst in my left knee. Please tell me what you know about this. Must I take medicine for it? Is surgery necessary? I feel funny writing about Baker's cysts, which I've done several times over the years....
Bill Aimed at Drivers Who Kill Tougher Penalty for Fatal Crashes Involving Alcohol
Drunken drivers who cause fatal accidents would face up to 15 years in prison under a bill the Missouri House passed Thursday.The bill, approved 137-12, also would strengthen a law aimed at catching drivers younger than 21 who have more than a trace...
Briefs
CITY HALLBosley Sets Up Office Space For HarmonMayor Freeman Bosley Jr. said Thursday that he has set up an office in the mayoral complex at City Hall for the use of Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon, who takes office Tuesday. Bosley, defeated by Harmon in...
Briefs
EAST ST. LOUISHe's Staying Put, Mayor Bush SaysMayor Gordon Bush has made it official: he's staying in East St. Louis. Earlier this year, Bush said he might move to Washington if he and President Bill Clinton's administration could agree on an appropriate...
Briefs
THE NATIONOKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING TRIALWitnesses To Testify On Phone Records Prosecutors in the Oklahoma City bombing case have lined up about 100 witnesses to testify about telephone records that allegedly tie Timothy McVeigh to the Ryder truck, bomb...
Briefs
ILLINOISEAST ST. LOUISHe's Staying Put, Mayor Bush Says Mayor Gordon Bush has made it official: he's staying in East St. Louis. Earlier this year, Bush said he might move to Washington if he and President Bill Clinton's administration could agree on...
Briefs
MISSOURIARCHDIOCESERigali Meets With His Panel On Teachers Archbishop Justin Rigali met privately Thursday night with members of the commission he appointed to study how elementary teachers can get higher pay and benefits. The 18-member commission is...
Britain Set to Shut Base in Hong Kong Closing Ends Navy's Shore Presence in Far East
Britain will shut down its naval base in Hong Kong today, ending the Royal Navy's shore presence in the Far East.The 156-year colonial chapter that began with Queen Victoria's navy landing military personnel on the sparsely inhabited island of Hong Kong...
Capital Gains, Estate Levies Must Wait
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., said Thursday that capital gains and estate taxes would not be eliminated this year.He commented a day after House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., said he wanted both taxes abolished.Lott said, "I personally...
Casino Firms Boost Campaign Donations Illinois Reports $600,000 in Contributions
Riverboat gambling interests donated a record $600,000 to Illinois politicians last year, state records show.The donations came in advance of a legislative session that promises to be a critical one for the industry. Thirty-seven bills have been filed...
CEO Nightmare: Union Web Site Tracks Bosses' Pay
Want to know how much your boss makes?Or how long you'd have to work to earn what he does in an hour?If you work for a Fortune 500 company, you can use a new AFL-CIO Web site to find out. Calling it "your CEO's worst nightmare," the labor federation...
Chemical Arms Treaty Is in the National Interest
The U.S. Senate is approaching a crucial vote on an international treaty banning chemical weapons. Missouri's two senators, Christopher Bond and John Ashcroft, will cast pivotal votes on the treaty. Missourians should encourage them to support the treaty.The...
Chrysler Truck Plant Lays off 2,500 Here Strike in Detroit Cuts off Supply of Engines
About 2,500 workers at the Chrysler truck plant in Fenton are being laid off today because of a strike at a plant in Detroit.The Detroit plant provides the engines for the Ram and ClubCab pickups that are assembled at the North plant here. The adjoining...
Church Notes
Award-Winning MusicAn Evening with the Chancel Choir and Mid-Rivers Brass is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John United Church of Christ, Fifth and Jackson streets, St. Charles. The choir will perform musical selections from the Tony-award winning musical...
Churla Checking Impulse to Fight
After pounding the helmeted head of an opponent with his fist in an exhibition game, Shane Churla of the New York Rangers missed the beginning of the regular season with a broken hand. When he returned, a punch to his face fractured his orbital bone...
Clinton Pledges Work for 10,000 Welfare Recipients
In his latest effort to make last year's welfare overhaul law work, President Bill Clinton announced Thursday that the federal government would hire 10,000 people from welfare rolls in the next four years.The first 2,000 hires are to start work by Oct....
Cohen Surveys North, Predicts a `Free Korea' Secretary Says Communists Can't Hold On
U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen peered across the Demilitarized Zone on Thursday and predicted the demise of "decaying and dying" Communist North Korea.He suggested that the long and costly struggle between North Korea and the U.S.-backed capitalist...
Colorado Wants Her for Bad Checks - but Does It Really?
KARLENE KEYES, who is in the St. Charles County Jail, is wanted by the state of Colorado, but exactly why that state wants her is a bit of a mystery.Oh, there's a technical reason, of course. Seventeen years ago, she walked away from a halfway house....
Cop Fights Crime, Promotes Pugilism in Hyde Park District
Kevin Cunningham is fighting a losing trend.Amateur boxing is on the downswing, here and across the country. Yet Cunningham, a St. Louis city patrolman, has kindled interest in the rugged Hyde Park neighborhood.The revived Police Athletic League sponsors...
Crowd Feels No Pain with Morphine
MORPHINEMississippi Nights, Wednesday, April 9OUTSIDE, under dark clouds, the Mississippi River crept southward.Inside Mississippi Nights, mesmerized throngs swayed shoulder to shoulder. Eyes closed, their heads swung high and low like pocket watches...
Cult Leader's Records Private, Judge Rules
A judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court has refused to release the only known psychiatric evaluation of cult leader Marshall Applewhite.On Thursday, Judge Kenneth M. Weinstock denied a request by The New York Times, which cited a "compelling public...
Daydreaming in the City Turns into a Nightmare
Mike Royko is ill. During his recovery, we are reprinting some old favorites. This column was originally published on Oct. 15, 1986.I SUPPOSE this story falls under the general category of: "In this town, it's every man, woman and child for themselves."It...
Dominic Graduate Becky Eggering New Truman State Volleyball Coach
St. Dominic High graduate Becky Eggering is the new volleyball coach at Truman State University.Eggering, who takes over the program July 1, has been an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Iowa since August 1996. Her duties there included...
Dry Run: Frat Houses Pledge to Be Alcohol-Free
A new era of prohibition is coming to college campuses. It's voluntary, and it's starting at, of all places, those legendary bastions of booze - fraternities.Beginning next fall at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, they'll no longer serve alcohol...
Early-Week Break Keeps Eagles off Stride in Openers
The Orchard Farm High baseball team is off to a slow - and a late - start.The Eagles kicked off their season this week, losing 17-8 Tuesday to Fort Zumwalt North and dropping a 3-0 decision to Great Overland Trails Conference rival Lutheran-St. Charles...
Easing Stress on Family with Power of Attorney
Dear Abby: I am writing this letter to suggest that your readers think about giving a power of attorney to a trusted relative to be used in case of emergency. This is especially important for single adults.The cost of having this document prepared is...
Eight Black High School Seniors Win Achievement Scholarships
Eight area black high school seniors are among 575 seniors nationwide who received college scholarships this year through the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Black Students.Of the scholarships announced last week, 400 are single-payment,...
Emba Champs Aiming for Third Title Old Monroe Starts Slow, but Rallies from 4 Runs Down to Topple St. Paul
When asked to talk about his team in the East Missouri Baseball Association, Old Monroe player/manager Kent Keiser wasn't sure how to respond."About the only thing we know for sure at this point is that we're all a year older," said Keiser, whose team...
Emergency at City's Ems
St. Louis' supposedly fail-safe medical emergency response system failed last week, to the point of causing a heart-ailment victim to endure a 29-minute wait before an ambulance arrived and transported him to St. Louis University Hospital. He was dead...
Ex-Head of Pto Accused of Theft School Group Finds More Than $25,000 Missing from Fund
The former president of Harvest Ridge Elementary's parent-teacher organization has been charged with taking more than $25,000 from the group.Jeanie Ann Richardson, 33, of the 100 block of Kunze Drive in St. Charles, was charged with stealing. The charge...
Fareed Haque: Tuneful Ties
FAREED HAQUEBB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, Thursday, April 3IN a musical world that's become compartmentalized into increasingly specific styles and hair-splitting genres, guitarist Fareed Haque stands out as a refreshingly wide-ranging - and exceedingly...
`Feeling' Led Law to House, Fugitive
Missouri State Water Patrolman Erik Gottman had just finished a 12-hour shift in the search for triple-murder suspect Alis Ben Johns when his supervisor asked him to take a ride.There was a vacant house in northeastern Benton County - secluded, dry,...
`Feeling' Led Water Patrolmen to House in Ozarks, Fugitive
Missouri State Water Patrolman Erik Gottman had just finished a 12-hour shift in the search for Alis Ben Johns when his supervisor asked him to take a ride.There was a vacant house in northeastern Benton County that had been nagging at Capt. Bill Swineburg....
Field Can't Master Greens Huston's Eagle Lands Him First-Round Lead
The Masters, with its intoxicating tradition, rich textures and Southern charm, can dull one's senses. Like a favorite blanket on a chilly night, Augusta National wraps itself around you and makes you feel all warm inside . . . makes you forget it has...
Fishing Report
LAKESBarkley: 2 1/2 feet below summer pool and rising slowly. Slightly murky. 57 degrees. Crappie: Good on jigs or minnows at 8-12 feet over woody cover. Bass: Good at 6-8 feet on spinner baits, jigs and lizards. Some are spawning. Below the dam anglers...
Flooding Not a Certainty Here, Say River Watchers
While the half-frozen tributaries of the Mississippi River cause record flooding in Minnesota, forecasters wonder what will happen when that water makes its way to St. Louis in less than a month.If the weather here and to the north is dry, hardly anyone...
Gingrich Is Attempting a Comeback
After a public flogging that would have delighted the Marquis de Sade and some private introspection that might please a clergyman, Newt Gingrich is attempting a political second coming. The attempted return is propelled by the ideas and optimism that...
Gingrich Must Go; Gop Needs a Leader
As the author of two apparently premature - and certainly unheeded - "Gingrich Must Go" columns around Christmas, let me try once more.My complaint against the speaker of the House is simple and unsentimental: His value as a political leader is over....
Good-Bye for Now, Mayor Bosley
No matter what he does in the future, Freeman Bosley Jr.'s place in St. Louis history is assured. In 1993 Mr. Bosley was elected St. Louis' first African-American mayor, breaking a political barrier broken in other major cities years ago.Yet in contrast...
Health News
HEADACHESConstant Use Of Aspirin May Harm, Researchers SayPeople who constantly take aspirin or paracetamol may be giving themselves headaches rather than keeping them at bay, a British researcher said Thursday. "Perhaps it is time for all analgesic...
Heat Stops Pistons, Wins Atlantic Title
The Miami Heat beat Detroit 93-83 Thursday night, then clinched their first Atlantic Division championship 15 minutes later when second-place New York lost to Chicago.The title assures Miami of the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs behind...
Holocaust Memories Letter from Elie Wiesel Bolsters School Project
Elie Wiesel's letter arrived late - after Kathleen Chew's eighth-grade class had read his memoir of the death camps and visited the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.Chew and her 21 students at St. George School in Affton had written to...
Honor Roll
Students at Castlio Elementary School, 1020 Dingledine Road, St. Charles, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:Grade Four Ryan Abington, Lane Ahlgren, Alicia...
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 second-quarter honor roll:6th Grade Michael Abbott, Shane Adams,...
House Votes to End Legislative Scholarships
The House voted Thursday to kill the legislative perk of granting college scholarships.The bill abolishing the program was passed 83-28. It now goes to the Senate.The program allows legislators to give two four-year scholarships annually to students...
How Aids Is- and Isn't - Transmitted
The AIDS virus can be passed by:Sexual contact, both heterosexual and homosexual. The riskiest behaviors are anal sex and sex without a condom.Sharing needles. Blood-to-blood contact. A woman to her fetus in the womb, or to a baby during birth or by...
Hull, Fuhr Put Blues in the Playoffs
In the corner in the near-empty Blues locker room, away from the autograph-seekers, picture-takers, hangers-on, microphones, tape recorders and television cameras, father and son shared a quiet moment late Wednesday night.Bobby Hull gave his son Brett...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:COLLINSVILLEJames Dale Patton, 79, retired plant engineer, died Thursday, visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday, funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at Herr Funeral Home. Burial at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorials to American Cancer...
In Future, Short Is Long on Help for Cards
Ozzie Smith has left the field, but there's no hole at shortstop in the Cardinals organization.Royce Clayton should have the big-league job for a while. He turned 27 during the winter and already is emerging as a team leader. But it might not be long...
Injury-Plagued Churla Tries to Check His Impulse to Fight
After pounding the helmeted head of an opponent with his fist in an exhibition game, Shane Churla of the New York Rangers missed the beginning of the regular season with a broken hand. When he returned, a punch to his face fractured his orbital bone...
In the Running Young Lady Indians Talented; Boys Set to Host Invitational
The Wentzville High girls track and field team may or may not be ready to challenge for the Gateway Athletic Conference title this season. But coach Todd Arnold likes this squad's potential."We're awfully young, but we have a good bunch of hard-working...
It's Official: Slu Moving to Kmox
Charlie Spoonhour became a Cardinals baseball fan in part because of the hours he spent listening to their games on KMOX Radio, with its far-reaching signal that found its way into Rogers, Ark.Now, maybe coach Spoonhour and his St. Louis University basketball...
Jazz Secures Top Seed; Malone Vows No Coasting
Don't expect to see Karl Malone resting for long stretches on the bench now that the Utah Jazz have clinched the top seed in the NBA's Western Conference.The Mailman says he plans to keep playing at the top of his game in Utah's six remaining games."I...
Jets Still Shopping Pick; Rams Still Waiting
In case you were wondering, coach Dick Vermeil said the Rams would take offensive tackle Orlando Pace of Ohio State if they had the No. 1 pick in the draft."You'd have to," Vermeil said. "He's the only one that's glaring" as a standout player. "If you...
John Cusack: `Detroit Is Just Cool' He Says `Grosse Pointe' Had to Be Set in Midwest
LET'S get this over with right away: Has John Cusack, who plays a professional hit man attending his 10-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Mich., in the new movie "Grosse Pointe Blank" (see review elsewhere on this page) ever actually been to...
John Fabick Jr., 85; Led Equipment Company
John Fabick Jr., chairman of the board of the Fabick Cos., died Thursday (April 10, 1997) at his winter home in Delray Beach, Fla. He would have turned 86 April 22.Mr. Fabick, of Fenton, was instrumental in making the John Fabick Tractor Co. a world...
Judge Hands Six-Month Jail Term to Woman Who Starved Her Horses
A judge stopped short Thursday of withholding food and water, as one irate animal lover suggested, when he sentenced Sharon Klingler to six months in jail for starving her horses. Six of 11 died.The usual sentence in Missouri for animal abuse is probation,...
Judge Rejects Line-Item Veto Law Says It Gives Away Power Reserved for Congress
U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson held Thursday that a new law giving presidents a line-item veto was an unconstitutional giveaway of congressional power.The issue is expected to be appealed directly to the Supreme Court. Last year, Republicans...
Kevin Smith Grows Up
KEVIN SMITH acknowledges that he is setting himself up as a target, pinning his reputation as a director on a big, bulky bale of hay so that folks on all sides of current political and social thought can fire away with stinging arrows.His new movie,...
Laws on Teen Gunslingers Not Effective If Not Used
Dear Ann Landers: I recently read a letter in your column about a 16-year-old junior high school student in Florida who brought two handguns to school with the intention of killing his assistant principal. I was very disturbed by this case - not only...
Library Notes
Book Discussion"Airframe," by Michael Crichton, will be reviewed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 22 at the Corporate Parkway Library. On an international flight from Hong Kong to Denver, something goes terribly wrong, resulting in the deaths of passengers...
Low Jokes: High on Laugh Meter
"CHASING AMY"Rating: R, very strong sexual language. Running time: 1:51.KEVIN SMITH, as he proved with his outrageously funny debut "Clerks," writes laugh-'til-you-puke dialogue. Some of the effect comes from sheer shock - you can't believe his characters...
Making Augusta More Accessible to the Masses
The Bogey Man has trouble picturing himself as a member of Augusta National Golf Club. The only thing "National" about him are his groceries.And though green is one of his favorite colors in flags, money and beans, he prefers something slightly more...
Man's Deadly Legacy Triggers Frantic Race Aids Threat Widens in Ripple Effect; Health Officials Scramble to Find His Sex Partners
In two years, at least 61 girls and women had sex with Darnell "Boss Man" McGee, who carried the AIDS virus before being shot to death in January.Health officials in Missouri and Illinois suspect the number is higher. They're continuing to desperately...
Marlins' Fernandez Allows 0-8 Cubs 1 Hit
Alex Fernandez finished two outs shy of the major league's first no-hitter and overcame some dreadful fielding Thursday to carry Florida over the winless Cubs 1-0 in Chicago.The one-hitter marked the return to Chicago for Fernandez, who pitched for the...
Meg Unit Agreement Gets City Approval Wentzville Is First of Five to Act since Sheriff's Move
Wentzville is the first of St. Charles County's five large cities to approve an agreement of the St. Charles Area Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement Group.The action follows the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department's decision March 12 to pull out of...
Mercantile Home Loan Practices Discriminatory, Acorn Charges
Federal bank examiners listened Thursday while a community group blasted Mercantile bank for allegedly refusing to make home loans in black neighborhoods in St. Louis.The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, claimed...
Morning Briefing
E-Mail Brownout Disrupts Lives Of AOL SubscribersComputer problems at America Online left tens of thousands of Internet users unable to send e-mail messages to AOL's 8 million subscribers for three days this week.The nation's largest online service AOL...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Leapin' lily pads, Batman, what in the world have shoes come to?Florsheim, a company known for its quality dress shoes for more than a century, is making its first serious foray into the golf shoe market and has hopped into it with the Florsheim Frogs.Florsheim...
Msd May Pull Funds from Magna Bank
BYE, BYE? Magna Bank could be dumped this month as the main depository of funds for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. The sewer district keeps a daily balance of $6 million to $10 million in the accounts. In a memo Tuesday to the MSD Board of...
Near-Record Back Nine Gets Tiger out of Woods
Perhaps Danny Yates, an Augusta National Golf Club member and press liaison, put it best when Tiger Woods arrived for his post-round interview."Well Tiger," Yates said, "we can't figure out how you do it, so why don't you tell us."The phenomenon known...
New Jazz Band Hits Right Note
ROBERT EDWARDS ENSEMBLE, YOUNG JAZZ MESSENGERSSheldon Concert Hall, Tuesday, April 8THE Cardinals' opening game at Busch Stadium certainly attracted a larger crowd than the debut performance of the Robert Edwards Ensemble at the "Notes from Home" series...
New Life Sought for Plaza Square New Owners Launch $6 Million Renovation of Complex
Owners of the Plaza Square Apartments in downtown St. Louis are pumping $6 million into the 36-year-old complex, hoping to revive it as a popular place to live."We'd like to get the occupancy back up to what it was years ago," said general manager Stacy...
'New' York Carries Blues to 5-1 Win
Despite recent questions about his whereabouts, there was no doubt where Harry York spent Thursday night.The Blues' rookie center could be found on the ice at Kiel Center, flashing his early-season form in the Blues' 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Court House, 201 Main Street, Troy. The Warren County Commission will be in session from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Administration...
No Matter What's Ahead, Season Has Had Its Own Rewards
It's human nature to look ahead and fret. With the National Hockey League standings fluctuating nightly, Blues fans have been obsessing over playoff possibilities for their team.Would the Blues make it? Who would they play? Their first concern was a...
No More Winging It 4 Rams Qbs Learn to Do It Rhome's Way
Last year at this time, the Rams had two quarterbacks under contract - Dave Barr and Jamie Martin. They had yet to sign Steve Walsh. Tony Banks was just a glimmer in the scouting department's eyes. Mark Rypien was in limbo, where he would remain for...
Obituaries
Hilda E. BarthelmesHilda E. Barthelmes, 98, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (April 8, 1997) at National Health Care Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Barthelmes, formerly of St. Peters, was a homemaker.A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at...
On Deck: Astros
Just The Facts: Four games vs. NL Central-rival Houston Astros: 7:05 tonight, 1:15 p.m. Saturday, 7:05 p.m. Sunday, 12:35 p.m. Monday at Busch.Tuning In: Tonight on KPLR-TV (Channel 11), Sunday on ESPN-TV (cable). All games broadcast on KMOX Radio (1120...
Ordinance Defining Obscenity Is Sought Warson Woods Video Store Fight Prompts Action
The O'Fallon Board of Aldermen has directed City Attorney David Schmidt to write an ordinance that would define the community's standards for obscenity.The push for the measure came from Alderman Cynthia Davis, 2nd Ward, who has been watching the Warson...
People
Quick: Which Democratic politician from Massachusetts is feeling heat from his ex-wife over his marriage annulment petition?Rep. Joseph Kennedy is not alone. Sen. JOHN KERRY has applied to the Archdiocese of Washington for an annulment of his marriage...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Christopher McFadden, 25, was shot several times and killed in the street in the 3200 block of Henrietta Street about 1 a.m....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Christopher McFadden, 25, was shot several times and killed in the street in the 3200 block of Henrietta Street about 1 a.m....
Portage Pirates off on Right Foot New Season, Playoff Memory Erased: C-H Falls 8-5 in Opener
The Portage Pirates of the East Missouri Baseball Association split six games with Cottleville-Harvester a year ago. But C-H won the game that mattered most.C-H knocked off the Pirates in the playoffs and advanced to the Little World Series, where it...
President Takes Office at Southeast Missouri State Bad Weather Keeps Maya Angelou Away
Thanks to the surprise spring snow, the day's biggest guest star was a no-show. Otherwise, the inauguration Thursday of Dale F. Nitzschke as the 16th president of Southeast Missouri State University went off as planned.Poet Maya Angelou, who spoke at...
Pretty Spring Snow Was Hardly Any Trouble at All
It was picturesque, fleeting and rare.Thursday morning's snow shower graced the area with 4 fluffy inches that were perfect for photography and snowballs. By midday, wind and thaw had reduced the snow to mushy patches.Anything left will dissolve in heavy...
Pros, Cons of Bonds vs. Bond Funds
I have $20,000 to invest in bonds or bond funds. What are the pros and cons of buying individual bonds vs. a bond fund? - R.M., South Windsor, Conn.A. Both ways of investing in bonds have their pluses.The strength of buying an individual bond is that...
Pulitzer's Native Hungary Celebrates His Heritage
In this onion capital of Hungary's Great Plain, Mayor Peter Buzas stood Thursday in the packed town-hall chamber under a portrait of Joseph Pulitzer and recited the Post-Dispatch platform.A block away, curious schoolchildren in a town park watched a...
Regional Approach Is Needed to Solve Areawide Problems
I have had the good fortune of being a "regional citizen" on the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council and also on the board of directors of the Community Development Agency of St. Louis. I was fortunate, as a citizen, to be in the midst of the cross-pollination...