St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 12, 1996

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100,000 Hungry Refugees in Zaire
Aid workers in eastern Zaire have found 100,000 Rwandan and Burundian refugees who had been driven from their camps weeks ago by fighting, U.N. officials said Wednesday.The refugees were "malnourished and stricken by diseases," U.N. spokesman Sylvana...
2 Plane Seats Required for 550-Pound Aunt
Dear Ann Landers: My beloved aunt has been wanting to go visit her children in Toledo for several years. She is a working woman of modest means. My sister and I (also working women) would like to buy her a ticket for her birthday in February. The problem...
2 Subdivisions Proposed near State Park Opposed
Residents living near Castlewood State Park told the St. Louis County Planning Commission that two subdivisions proposed for their area would diminish their quality of life, create storm-water problems and reduce property values. Commission chairman...
`Accidental Commissioner' Changed the NFL
They sent Pete Rozelle to the men's room.This was at the Kenilworth Hotel in Miami in 1960.The 12 owners of NFL teams met to elect a commissioner after Bert Bell's death. For three months, the job had been vacant. Now the owners had been at work in Miami...
A Chronicle of Scaasi's Grand Style
IT'S A TYPICAL Fifties ad. The woman, wearing an improbable poufed ball gown with two fluffy clouds of tulle, is gazing off dreamily into space and contemplating not Prince Charming, not a piece of jewelry or even a new bottle of perfume - but a roll...
Against All Odds, Lutheran Nearly Beats Crystal City
The Lutheran High of St. Charles County Cougars could've folded. But they didn't."We were down 10 when our big guy (6-foot-7 senior Matt Beaty) fouled out," Cougars coach Gordon Bredow said. "I told the kids during the timeout that we'd find out what...
A Lifetime of the Blues Phillip Walker Works the Road and Keeps a Tradition on the Move
Phillip Walker is at home on the road, comfortable with incongruity. He's a Louisiana-born, Texas-style guitarist fond of dosing his music mix with Cajun, whose home base is Los Angeles when it's not a couple of suitcases. His discography flies all over...
A Limited Ban on Hmo Gag Rules
The Clinton administration is right to ban health maintenance organizations from imposing limits on what doctors can tell Medicare patients about treatment options.The administration's action reinforces a Health Care Financing Administration announcement...
Alton Mayor Denies He Wants Police Chief Ousted ; but Appointee Confirms He Has Heard Rumors
Alton Police Chief Sylvester Jones said Wednesday that he was checking whether rumored efforts to squeeze him out of a job were being led by the mayor who hired him and perhaps some other city officials.But Mayor Bob Towse denied reports that he had...
An Abstractionist's Evolution
With this show, Atrium Gallery's Carolyn Miles offers up what amounts to a mini-retrospective of the paintings and collages of artist Steven Sorman.In fact, the show presents one of those rare opportunities to see if an artist has evolved and matured...
An Unpopular Strategic Housing Plan
Moving to a new neighborhood may be fun to the young, but it isn't necessarily an experience the elderly enjoy. Indeed, some of them have been known simply to give up the will to live when relocated to unfamiliar surroundings.It's understandable, then,...
Arizona's Esiason Skips Practice, Asks for Release after Demotion
Quarterback Boomer Esiason took the Arizona Cardinals to the edge of respectability. Then, incensed over a perceived lack of same for his accomplishments, he walked out.Esiason, 35, skipped practice Wednesday, and asked to be let out of his contract....
Auditions/ Artistic Opportunities
St. Louis Community College at Meramec Theater: Auditions for "The Elephant Man" 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the campus theater, 11333 Big Bend Blvd. For scripts or more info, call 984-7562.CJ Productions: Auditions for the revival production of Christopher...
Baby Found Crying in Trash Bin Man Thought Sound Was Kitten's; Infant in Hospital for Hypothermia
Carlton Harrison thought it was a kitten rummaging through a trash bin behind his apartment Wednesday morning."The little cry it was making was so soft, I just thought it was a kitten," Harrison said. "But then I heard a louder cry and realized, `My...
Beleaguered Brooks Says He Deserves 3rd Year
Sounding more and more like a coach who knows he's about to get fired, Rich Brooks said Wednesday he deserves a third year as Rams coach and all but accused team management of leaking information about what appears to be his impending demise."There have...
Best Bets for the Week of Dec. 12-18
ThursdayGhost story: Watching Ebenezer Scrooge learn the true meaning of the holidays is a family ritual as old as Christmas itself a well, maybe it's not that old, but it's pretty darn old. And now, you can relive Scrooge's bad night once again as the...
Bill Would Regulate Sale, Use of Fireworks Residents Could Set off Their Fireworks July 2-6
A bill to regulate the sale and use of fireworks in unincorporated parts of St. Charles County is being considered by the County Council.The measure was given a first reading Monday night. Final approval could come at the council's meeting Dec. 30.Councilwoman...
Biologists Study Suburbia's Deer
Kristi Wise graduated from Utah State University last spring with a master's degree in wildlife biology. Minors in calf-roping and bull-dogging might have prepared her for her rookie job in St. Louis.The Missouri Department of Conservation hired Wise...
Blue Is Back: It Brings Soothing Feeling to Hectic Lifestyles
ONCE AGAIN decorators are coloring America's homes blue.Color experts, such as Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in Carlstadt, N.J., say we come back to blue because it makes us feel tranquil and relaxed.Blame it on...
Blues Get Trick, No Treat Keenan Cites `Disrespect' after Team Blows 4-0 Lead
Under normal circumstances, earning five of six points on any three-game trip would be cause for celebration. Not so the embattled Blues.Team Turmoil spoiled its three-game trip by blowing a 4-0 lead and later a 5-4 lead in a 5-5 tie with the Dallas...
Blues Get Trick, No Treat Macinnis' 3 Goals, 4-0 Lead Yield 5-5 Tie with Stars
The Blues wasted an Al of a start on Wednesday at Reunion Arena.After defenseman Al MacInnis scored a natural hat trick en route to a 4-0 Blues lead 14 minutes, 26 seconds into the game, the Blues disappeared for the next 26 minutes, giving up four consecutive...
Breathing through Mouth Signals Nasal Blockage
Dear Dr. Donohue: My husband breathes through his mouth while he sleeps. His lips get dry, also his throat. Is there a way to correct this? Why doesn't he breathe through his nose like the rest of us? Would his Lopid medicine help?Lopid is a drug used...
Briefs
NATIONAIR FORCEGeneral Cleared In Saudi Base Bombing The Air Force general in charge of the base in Saudi Arabia where 19 airmen were killed in June has been cleared of culpability in the terrorist bombing, a senior Pentagon official said Wednesday....
Briefs
NATIONAIR FORCEGeneral Cleared In Saudi Base Bombing The Air Force general in charge of the base in Saudi Arabia where 19 airmen were killed in June has been cleared of culpability in the terrorist bombing, a senior Pentagon official said Wednesday....
Briefs
ILLINOISMACOUPIN COUNTYEmployee Accused of Drunken Driver Scam A mental health worker has been charged with taking bribes to certify that convicted drunken drivers took remedial courses they never attended. Gerad W. Smith Sr., 67, of Girad, Ill., an...
Briefs
MISSOURILINCOLN COUNTY`Common Law' Group's Case Nearing End Closing arguments are scheduled for today in the trial in Lincoln County of 15 members of the "common law courts" movement who are charged with tampering with a judge. Each defendant is acting...
Burst of Spring Saves Horticultural Society
The Missouri Botanical Garden was a buzz of activity and happy holiday conservation on Friday night as members of the Friends of the Garden viewed the breathtaking display of poinsettias and other colorful flowers we could identify only with help of...
Callers Help Police Nab Rape Suspect
Calls from residents helped police zero in on a man who has been charged with abducting, robbing and raping an 18-year-old employee of a Belleville store.Anthony D. Gavin, 23, was charged Wednesday with five counts of sexual assault, kidnapping and robbery....
Cape Coral's Dupay Sets Shootout Mark 5-9 Junior Scores 43 in 76-53 Win vs. Webster
Guard Ted Dupay left a basketball calling card with Webster Groves at the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout Wednesday night.By game's end, the 5-foot-9 junior had shot the Statesmen out of Kiel Center - and his way into Shootout history. Dupay scored a tourna...
Casino Donates $340,000 for Fire Equipment
The Pattonville-Bridgeton Terrace Fire Protection District hit the jackpot this month when it received a donation of $340,000 from a partnership that is building a new riverboat casino complex in Maryland Heights.All of the money from Harrah's/Players...
Caulking Keeps House Free of Drafts, Dust; Saves Cash
Q: My house always seems drafty, and it probably needs caulking. Where are the typical and hidden spots to check? What are the best types of caulk to use for the inexperienced do-it-yourselfer? - R.Y.A: Caulking your house will not only cut your utility...
Cell Phone Records Show Bosley and Griggs Used Most Airtime
Cellular phones issued to Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and Airports Director Leonard Griggs Jr. got an average of 30 hours of use each month, records for much of the last two years show.Bosley's two city-issued phones had the highest average monthly usage...
Celtics Top Raptors in Triple Overtime on Fox 3-Pointer
Rick Fox made a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Boston Celtics a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors in triple overtime Wednesday night in Boston.Fox led the Celtics with 24 points and David Wesley added 20 points and 10 assists.Damon Stoudamire...
Changes in Bus Routes Could Preserve Service
Staff members of the Bi-State bus system have found ways to continue bus service for nearly 80 percent of the riders who might have been stranded by a proposal to eliminate eight lines in southwest and south St. Louis County.Just two of the eight lines...
Child Cured of Disease before Birth First Prenatal Marrow Transplant Prevents 'Bubble Boy' Syndrome
Five months before he was born, Taylor Dahley made medical history by receiving a bone marrow transplant that repaired his extremely weak immune system.Now a healthy 17-month-old toddler, Taylor shows no signs of the rare genetic malady, called severe...
Clinton Vows New Agenda Will Spring from Center
President Bill Clinton, who hurt himself at the start of his first term by veering to the left of the political mainstream, vowed Wednesday to lead from the "vital and dynamic center" over the next four years.Defining his second-term agenda in his first...
Clunky, Comfy Birkies Have Loyal Following
COMFORT IS the word most people use to describe their Birkenstocks."You can wear them forever," says Ruth Horton of Knoxville, Tenn. "I went to Europe in '81. I wore them all the time, and we walked and walked - they were great."Horton, who works for...
Company Wins OK to Build Rink for In-Line Skating, Ice Hockey
The puck is in motion. Midwest Sport Hockey Inc. plans to build a 65,000-square-foot rink for in-line and ice skating on Westwood Drive in Weldon Spring.After discussing zoning changes for the site, which is zoned light industrial, the Board of Aldermen...
Composer, 15, to Hear His Work
When some of the best brass musicians in the area gather for a concert in Belleville on Sunday they will perform a composition by an area high school student.The second annual "Christmas In Brass" is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter's Cathedral....
Concert Previews
The Twigsw/One Fell Swoop, 8:30 tonight at the Side DoorOn their first full-length disc, "Bring Me the Head of Eternity," fraternal twins Linda and Laura Good pump up passionate folk-rock that flirts with melodrama, but soars nonetheless on fervent harmonies...
Conwell, Jones Are Probably out for Season
Starting tight end Ernie Conwell has undergone surgery on his right ring finger for the third time in a month. Meanwhile, starting defensive tackle Jimmie Jones will undergo offseason surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.Conwell is out...
Coyotes Fire GM Paddock in Midst of Losing Streak
The Phoenix Coyotes fired General Manager John Paddock as the National Hockey League club struggles through a four-game losing streak.Bobby Smith, the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, will assume Paddock's post.The Coyotes are tied...
Curtain Raisers
Caroling CornhuskersWhat's red and white, larger than life, and perpetually comes up big this time of year? Santa Claus and Nebraska football, of course.And keeping in the spirit of Christmas and cornhuskers, the Fox Theatre welcomes back the Nebraska...
Day by Day
FRIDAYAUGUSTA BY CANDLELIGHT - The 15th Annual Candlelight Christmas walk is set for 5 to 10 p.m. in historic Augusta. Featured will be luminaries, toasted marshmallows, roasted chestnuts, a bonfire and Santa Claus. Christmas carols will be sung at the...
Deutsch Family Suit Now Includes Lawyer
CAIN SUES ABEL'S LAWYER: The Charlie Deutsch vs. Dickie Deutsch lawsuit, one of the region's ugliest, most expensive and longest running Cain-and-Abel matchups, has taken still another bewildering turn. The 3-year-old suit, in which Charlie, mom Geraldine...
Down the Tube Tv's Family Hour Filled with Sex, Study Shows
Television's family hour - 7 to 8 p.m. in the Central time zone - is loaded with sexual themes and innuendo that even young children understand, says a study released Wednesday.About 75 percent of family hour TV shows contain some sexual content, ac...
Events around Town
HOME "At The Table," a stunning collection of metal tableware, will be on display through Jan. 8 at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton. Silver, copper, brass, anodized aluminum and bronze have been turned into teapots, flatware and...
Ex-GM Exec Lopez Indicted on Charges of Stealing Secrets
General Motors claimed another victory Wednesday in its complaint of theft of trade secrets with the criminal indictment of a key executive who defected to Volkswagen.Prosecutors in the central German city of Darmstadt scheduled a news conference for...
Fable Fare `Story of the White Snake,' `Peter Pan' Will Delight Holiday Audiences
Two very different theater offerings will be staged in college auditoriums this month."The Story of the White Snake," based on a Chinese fable, will be presented by seven Taiwanese theater students at Lindenwood's Downstage Theater in Harmon Hall. The...
Fall Menswear Exudes a Look of Elegance
MENSWEAR HAS an attitude this season, and it's called elegance.The jacket is slightly longer and slimmer, with a shoulder that may be defined or rounded. Fabrics are darker, dressier, more luxurious. Patterns return to tradition with plaids and stripes...
Fanning the Fires Mexican Eatery's Appetizer Sets a Heat Standard for Whole Meal
In a country where salsa outsells catsup, who should be surprised by the proliferation of Mexican restaurants? They're everywhere, the `90s version of the neighborhood Chinese carry-out. Maybe it's the fortuitous combination of comforting tortillas and...
Fashion Fun: Show Raises Money for Cardinal Glennon
THE CARDINAL Glennon Guild Fashion Show and Luncheon played to a full house of 590 guests last month and netted more than $16,000 toward diagnostic equipment for the otolaryngology department of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.Casey O'Brien and...
FDA Panel Clears `Novel' Drug for Common Form of Diabetes
The government's scientific advisers recommended on Wednesday approval of the first drug to attack the underlying cause of the most common form of diabetes.Parke Davis' Rezulin "is a truly novel approach," said Solomon Sobel of the Food and Drug Administration...
Fighter Jet Made Boom, Air National Guard Says
The mystery of what caused an ear-splitting, window-shaking boom heard throughout much of the St. Louis area Friday is a mystery no more.A spokesman for the Missouri Air National Guard confirmed Wednesday that the explosive noise was a sonic boom, caused...
Fighter Jet Made Friday's Boom, Air Guard Says
The mystery of what caused an ear-splitting, window-shaking boom heard throughout much of the St. Louis area Friday is a mystery no more.A spokesman for the Missouri Air National Guard confirmed Wednesday that the explosive noise was a sonic boom, caused...
Finally, a Designer Comes through with Gala Gowns You Can Breathe In
THORSTEN VEBLEN, where are you now when we need you?Veblen, in his "Theory of the Leisure Class," coined the phrases "conspicuous consumption" and "conspicuous waste" to explain the codes we use to tell each other how rich and cool and enviable we are.At...
Firm's Reward Involves a Sting
For PPG Industries, it was payback of the best kind.A few years ago, someone called PPG offering to sell secrets stolen from its competitor, Owens Corning. PPG notified Owens Corning, and the corporate thieves were arrested by the FBI.Last month, Owens...
Fraudulent Contractor Dodges Paying Judgment Awarded in Small Claims Court
Q: I was the victim of a fraudulent contractor about a year ago. I gave him a check for $1,000 as a deposit for a home improvement project. He never started the work. After numerous unsuccessful attempts to contact him, I sued in small claims court.Of...
Freshman's Last-Second 3-Pointer Lifts Iwa
When Incarnate Word basketball coach Jim Johnson said success this season would depend on the play of his freshmen, he didn't necessarily mean what transpired at Kiel Center on Wednesday at the 16th Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout.With one second remaining and...
Fuhr Shows Why Blues Are Giving Him New Deal
One need look no further than the Blues' 5-5 tie with Dallas on Wednesday at Reunion Arena to understand why the Blues are about to sign Grant Fuhr to a two-year extension.Although Fuhr gave up five goals in a disappointing tie, he was the reason the...
Granite City Scrambles to Regulate Phone Towers
Officials here are wrestling with regulation of cellular telephone service towers.At its last regular meeting, the council refused to approve the recommendation of the city's Planning and Zoning Commission to restrict such towers to industrial areas.The...
Groups Teach Line Dancing, Fellowship People of All Ages and All Walks of Life Enjoy `Good Clean Fun'
Welcome to the modern hoedown. Urban cowboys strut in unison, kicking their heels to an upbeat country tempo that borrows the backbeat of rock 'n roll.But don't fret if you're not as graceful as Fred and Ginger, or haven't been on a dance floor since...
Hard Labor: Cabinet Ppointment Pits Jesse Jackson vs. Ted Kennedy
THE COMPETITION to be the next secretary of labor has set off a lobbying battle between organized labor and black leaders that may force President Bill Clinton to choose between two of his most loyal constituencies in last month's election.Preparing...
Hear Here
Sheik Your BootyAlice Spencer, fresh off playing the lead in the Arkansas Repertory Theatre's coast-to-coast touring production of "Always...Patsy Cline," returns home to sing with her old band, The Geyer Street Sheiks, tonight at Off Broadway. In case...
Her Dancing Days Started in Germany
As far as country dance lessons go, all Metro East classes lead back, in some way, to Joyce Warren.First in the area to teach country steps, the grand dame of instruction became an enthusiast while stationed in Germany 16 years ago with her husband,...
Hester's Bad News Chills Illini Romp
What ordinarily would have been a night of celebration after an easy victory turned into a quiet, solemn evening for the Illinois basketball team Wednesday night.Before the Illini's 94-57 shellacking of Chicago State, coach Lon Kruger and his team learned...
Holiday Specials Often Carry a Sad Message
THERAPISTS have linked holiday depression to everything from a lack of sunlight to unrealistic expectations that are inevitably dashed.But I suspect Christmas specials.Downbeat holiday movies and TV shows are nothing new. "White Christmas" may have perky...
Home Away from Home Brave Combo Has a Way with St. Louis Audiences
In the `80s, there was a popular bumper sticker that read, "Use an Accordion, Go to Jail." Today, that bumper sticker is consigned to the scrap heap of sloganeering a largely because a sextet called Brave Combo has made the world a much friendlier place...
Homefront This Week: Country, Bluegrass, Etc
Nick, Nick and NickThe burly guy behind the bar, serving up last calls for happy hour, turns out to be Nick Nixon. There's good country music coming from the CD player; the singer's a smooth baritone who phrases something like Merle Haggard. That turns...
Honor Roll
Students at Central Elementary School, 4525 Highway 94 South, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll: 4th GradeCycle A Julie Allen, Catrina Bean, Casey Cantrell,...
Honor Roll
Students at Fairmount Elementary School, 1725 Thoele Road, St. Peters, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:A Cycle 4th Grade Samantha Barbour, Katelyn Bass,...
Honor Roll
Students at Jefferson Middle School, 2660 Zumbehl Road, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the first-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade Stacy Adams, Phillip Albanese, Brent Angiocchi,...
Illini's Kruger Led Postseason Tournament Push
Lon Kruger has added more than a fresh new face to the Big Ten coaching ranks. The first-year Illinois coach apparently was a prime motivator in persuading the league to adopt a postseason tournament."I think it's a good thing," said Kruger, a veteran...
Index
"Evita" isn't scheduled to open in St. Louis until Jan. 10, but already no less than a dozen stories have surfaced this week on the Post's news wire services; stories about the movie's stars (Madonna, Antonio Banderas), its director (Alan Parker), its...
In Politics as in Sports, Money Calls Too Many Plays
Campaign finance reform should be a piece of cake. Everybody wants it because everybody knows the corrupting influence of the present system. All of us are dismayed by the spectacle of rich men and rich corporations buying access and influence. We all...
Investigation Led to Suspension in East St. Louis, Official Says
The suspension of Art May as athletic director of East St. Louis Senior High School was linked to a school district inquiry into his expenditures, Superintendent Geraldine Jenkins said Wednesday.May was suspended with pay Tuesday.The School Board will...
Islanders Halt Rangers Streak with 5-3 Win
Zigmund Palffy's first of two goals capped a four-goal second period and the New York Islanders held on for a 5-3 victory Wednesday night, halting the New York Rangers' seven-game unbeaten streak.If not for goaltender Tommy Salo, the Islanders wouldn't...
Justices Skeptical of Reno in Case about Police Power
Attorney General Janet Reno's debut as an advocate before the Supreme Court turned bumpy Wednesday when justices challenged her call for giving police officers more authority to order passengers out of vehicles.Reno's 10-minute argument repeatedly was...
Kid Stuff
What: Taking the kids to the Kramer Marionnette TheaterWhere: 4143 Laclede Avenue, which is in a charming old building that had once been a woodworking factory.Why: Because it is one of the city's little-known gems, a treasure not unknown to others parts...
Legislators Want to Tighten Up Seat Belt Law
Experienced accident investigators usually can tell when a crash victim has ignored a mandatory seat belt law:The windshield is smashed with the imprint of the victim's face, body parts litter the floor, and the steering wheel is mangled.Now some Missouri...
Little Shelbyville Comes Up Big against Howell
Shelbyville High played a scene straight out of the movie "Hoosiers" last December when the Rams sneaked into Kiel Center and stunned heavily favored Booker T. Washington from Tulsa.Culled from a campus of 390 students, the Rams returned for a second...
Man Finds Newborn in Apartment Trash He Thought Cry Was Kitten; Baby in Hospital
Carlton Harrison thought it was a kitten rummaging through a trash bin behind his apartment Wednesday morning."The little cry it was making was so soft, I just thought it was a kitten," Harrison said. "But then I heard a louder cry and realized, `My...
Many Religious Leaders Plan to Lobby for Poor
A broad coalition of religious leaders plans to walk the halls of Missouri's Capitol early next year to lobby for the poor.They may ask to address a joint session of the Legislature about welfare reform.The group includes Catholic, Christian Science,...
Many Want Public to Pay for Campaigns but as Part of Overall Reform, Group Says
Americans favor public financing of federal political campaigns, but only as part of a comprehensive campaign finance reform package, the League of Women Voters said Wednesday.The group based its conclusions on the views of 140 people convened in six...
Marijuana Suspect Is in Custody Once Again City Prosecutor Calls Drug Case 'A Fiasco'
A man suspected of preparing to deal more than a ton of marijuana was arrested Wednesday morning - for the second time in less than 72 hours.Thomas Cabrera, 56, was re-arrested at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the home of a woman friend in Clayton.Cabrera was...
Market Slide Opens Door to New Fears
Well, this wasn't it either. Stocks tumbled Wednesday - though in no way did the decline resemble the crash some analysts have warned about.The drop did, however, reinforce worries over the durability of the 6-year-old bull market.The Dow Jones industrial...
Marrow Transplant on Fetus Is Success Child I Spared from ":Bubble Boy' Disease
In a medical first, a 4-month-old fetus doomed to have an extremely weak immune system was cured by a bone marrow transplant while he was still in the womb.The baby was born healthy after an otherwise normal pregnancy. Now at 18 months of age, he shows...
Marti Jones Makes the Most of Other's Songs
My Long-haired LifeMarti Jones (Sugar Hill)Marti Jones is a heck of a singer, a fine songwriter and sensitive interpreter of other artist's songs; so why don't many people know about her? Her new record, "My Long-haired Life" nails what she's all about....
Mcdonnell Machinists Re-Elect President
Like a fight between two heavyweights, the battle for control of the Machinists Union at McDonnell Douglas Corp. ended in a split decision Wednesday.Gerald Oulson, president of the International Association of Machinists District 837, was re-elected...
Men's Area College Weekly Update
MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS* Name-dropping: UMSL basketball player Kevin Tuckson (Webster Groves) was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference player of the week last week. The first Riverman to win the award, he averaged a double-double in points and rebounds...
Metrolink Consultants Share Ideas Plan Information to Be Made Public in Early January
A flood of information soon will tumble toward people interested in the extension of MetroLink and related highway projects in St. Louis and central and south St. Louis County, officials say.Compared with what is planned, the data so far has been a relative...
Michigan Quiets New York Crowd, St. John's, 76-61
Fifth-ranked Michigan fell behind in front of a raucous crowd in Uniondale, N.Y., on Wednesday night but managed to pull away to a 76-61 victory over St. John's.Maurice Taylor and Robert Traylor took over for Michigan when St. John's grabbed its only...
Moore Leads Parkway C. to 44-43 Win and 5-0 Mark
Parkway Central boys basketball coach Rick Kirby figures once his team gets its inside and outside games in gear this season, the Colts will be hard to handle.Both were working well enough Wednesday afternoon for the Colts to edge Springfield (Ill.)...
Morning Briefing
Ford Explorer's New Little Brother May Be Built HereFord Motor Co., anxious to keep its momentum in the popular sport utility segment, is developing a subcompact car for that market and may boost first-quarter production for the Explorer, company executives...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
BYU fans, burned up after their 13-1 football team was snubbed by the bowl alliance, decided to add some fuel to their ire. Literally.A group of Brigham Young fans torched a pile of Tostitos in protest. The logic there? They felt that the Cougars should...
Movie Notes
The latest outpost of the Wehrenberg empire a the O'Fallon 15 Cine a officially opens its doors Friday, firming up the company's foothold on the east side of the Mississippi.The theater is located at 1320 Central Park Drive, near the Route 50 exit off...
Music and Media
Biography (Without Jack Perkins)There's a couple of tacks to take when writing the music biography. It's almost to be assumed that the writer is a fan; why approach the material otherwise?Yet a good biography demands a certain distance; an inner space...
Net Gain Computer Center at Umsl Offers Online Opportunity
Michael Belton, an eighth-grader at Normandy Middle School, had never been on the Internet.At Wednesday's opening of St. Louis's first "Telecommunications Community Center," Belton hit a few computer keys and found 25 Web sites about his favorite gospel...
New Phone Prefix Causes Some Confusion but Helps Save Money
Rosie Campfield, the chief operator at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Hillsboro, says the switch to new phone numbers has been fairly smooth.She has received a couple of phone calls from angry residents of Jefferson County, but nothing too serious.As...
New Urgency to Chemical Exposure Studies, Va Officials Say
Veterans Affairs officials said Wednesday that they were giving added weight to studies of possible chemical agent exposure among Gulf War veterans. Lawmakers complained that this shift in priorities comes years late.In the second day of hearings on...