St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 26, 1996

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2 Women Find Time to Weave Business into Their Busy Lives
If you wish to put all your eggs in one basket, Judy Loeffler and Fran Ventimiglia will sell you just the basket. Even better, they'll sell you a kit to make your own.They also have 25 other kits, from large stairstep baskets to small cat's head baskets,...
3 Districts Vie for Space Education 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...
ABC Switches to Movies with `Football' Season Over
ABC has switched to movies to fill its Monday night schedule from 8 to 10 p.m. now that "Monday Night Football" is over for the year.The first offering Monday night is "Intersection," a big-screen film starring Richard Gere and Sharon Stone.Among the...
A Case of Blackwell and White
As a matter of law, the Missouri Supreme Court may have been right in ruling last week that racial comments by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Earl Blackwell did not require that he disqualify himself from the trial of a black murder suspect. Judge Blackwell's...
Agencies That Shelter Homeless to Get More Money
From now on, agencies that provide temporary shelter for the homeless are expected to receive a larger portion of the estimated $200,000 that is collected each year to aid the homeless in St. Charles County.Agencies that provide indirect services to...
A Lying Gingrich Puts on Good Show
On Oct. 2, Newt Gingrich pulled an Agnew. This is a term of my own, part honor and part opprobrium, which takes its name from Spiro T. Agnew and the tour de force in lying he pulled off the day after it was revealed that he was under investigation for...
Americans of the '90S Trash the Rules of Civility
Pursuant to the Motion Picture Production Code's mandate that "no picture shall be produced which will lower the moral standards of those who see it," the script of "Casablanca" (1942) was changed, the word "like" replacing "enjoy" in what was originally...
Angel with a Dirty Face Travolta's No Saint as `Michael' Comes Marching into Town
John Travolta gives a wicked angelic smile, so fitting for his latest role as a famous cherub with some bad habits in the movie "Michael," which opened on Christmas."He's an angel, not a saint," reads the slogan for the film in which Travolta plays the...
A Rainbow of Sound the St. Louis Cathedral's Historic Pipe Organ Gets a Noteworth Restoration
A LARGE PIPE ORGAN is much more than a musical instrument.It is a choir of perfectly blended voices.It is an orchestra of perfectly tuned flutes and reeds and strings. It is a rainbow of colors captured in sound and curving in a perfect arc. It is a...
Area Doctor Gives Heartwarming Gift Honduras Man Gets Surgery, Support
Thanks to some cross-continental kindness, Hedwin Orlando Tinoco spent his first Christmas in more than a decade with a healthy heart.Just last February, Hedwin was weak, pale and had severe heart murmurs. He had suffered from rheumatic heart fever,...
Auditions & Announcements/ Artistic Opportunities
The St. Charles Theatre Company: Auditions for "Same Time, Next Year" 7 p.m. Jan. 2 at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center. Readings from script. For more info, call 441-3586.Chesterfield Community Theater: Immediate need for a director for the play...
Belgrade Protests Peaceful on Day after Street Clashes
Undaunted by police beatings the day before, thousands of opponents of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic protested in Belgrade on Wednesday.Despite falling snow and frigid temperatures, the demonstrators marched peacefully through the city after street...
Best Bets for the Week of Dec. 26-Jan.2
ThursdayLight bright: If you haven't had your fill of Christmas lights by now, check out Santa's Magic Kingdom, located next to Six Flags in Eureka. This Christmas wonderland offers a 35-acre scenic drive with more than two million lights and displays...
Big 12 Bounces Back after Initial Downward Spiral
This newfangled Big 12 Conference - the former Big Eight plus four prominent programs from football-rabid Texas - was supposed to orbit around football. But as the basketball teams prepare to commence tangling with each other next week, their nonconference...
Blood Clotting Problems Require Physical Activity
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please discuss thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolus and the need to be wary of long sedentary periods, which can lead to death. Even long car trips can be harmful.Doctors should warn patients about it, especially in postsurgery situations....
Boselli-Smith Offers Line on Jags-Bills
Being the No. 2 pick in the draft last year was nice, along with a $17 million contract. And Tony Boselli is, naturally, excited that Jacksonville is going to the playoffs in only its second year.But mention Bruce Smith, and the stone cold eyes of the...
Briefs
MISSOURILAMBERT FIELDMost Phones Restored After Outage Southwestern Bell officials say most phone service was up and running at Lambert Field for Christmas Day travelers after crews fixed most of the telephone cables that were severed early Tuesday....
Briefs
RUSSIAFreed Funds In Loan To Aid Struggling Coal IndustryThe World Bank released a much-needed $250 million loan disbursement to Russia, meant to speed reforms in its struggling coal industry. The bank gave Russia the first installment of this year's...
Briefs
RUSSIAFreed Funds In Loan To Aid Struggling Coal IndustryThe World Bank released a much-needed $250 million loan disbursement to Russia, meant to speed reforms in its struggling coal industry. The bank gave Russia the first installment of this year's...
Building Blocks: V-Chips Aren't Yet Ready for Parental Prime Time
The controversial V-chip, which has become a major element of the raging debate over television ratings, is still more of a political lightning rod than a consumer product.Four years after Rep. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., asked an electronics industry...
Burger King's Target: Sell More Whoppers in More Places
Unlike McDonald's Corp., Burger King isn't planning to tinker with the taste of its burgers. After all, said the company's chairman and chief executive, it makes the nation's most preferred burger: The Whopper.No, the challenge for the Grand Metropolitan...
Business as Usual Activities Abound for Christmas Merrymaking
While many in St. Louis were decking the halls and making a merry Christmas at home Wednesday, many residents found other things to do, such as getting sweaty playing soccer and football and eating out.At Forest Park, for example, the annual Miller-Anstey...
Business Owner Stays on Top of Change with Mid.tec's Help
Anthony Holmes, 30, is getting used to being part of trends. First, he was downsized in 1993, when Owens Illinois closed its bottle plant in Alton. Then he started a machine shop with a partner and hired four other people (including his wife) for trend...
Buying into the Future
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a little-known source of money that may be about to become a household word - at least if conservationists have their way. A coalition of groups, including the state of California, the Wilderness Society and Recreational...
Carlyle Leads Parade of Teams in Holiday Events
Area schools are participating in 11 Christmas girls basketball tournaments, ranging in location from Mascoutah (Ill.) High, to Visitation Academy near Clayton, to Jefferson City Helias at the state's capital.Carlyle (9-0), top-ranked in the Post-Dispatch...
Cheerful Givers Charitable Gifts Get Glamorous as Magazine Lists Philanthropists
If it's more blessed to give than to receive, how come we know the names of the glitziest and wealthiest Americans - but not the most generous?Well, move over, Madonna. Step aside, Michael Jordan. Wipe that smile off your face, Michael Ovitz. Charitable...
Christmas Prayers for Captives Peruvian Hostages Receive Turkey Dinner, Allowed to Celebrate Mass
Peruvians sang Christmas carols and prayed silently Wednesday outside an ambassador's residence full of hostages.Inside, the hostages celebrated Mass with a bishop and dined on hot turkey delivered by the president's daughter.Held by leftist guerrillas,...
City to Pay $25,000 to Counsel Firm
Maryland Heights officials are planning to spend about $25,000 for the services of Gilmore and Bell, a bond counsel firm, for the proposed park and recreation facilities.The bonds will be used to finance $8 million to $10 million in improvements to Vago...
Close Calls It Quits Grandmother Spent Decades Working the Door for Area Bands
Door person Nancy Close doesn't care if you went to school with the lead singer and she's even less im pressed that your band is playing down the street. She still wants your $3 cover."I didn't care who you were, I made everybody pay. That's why people...
Concert Previews
Chaos Theoryopening for The Urge, 8 tonight at Mississippi Nights (sold out)The Denver band Chaos Theory's brand of stunted rap/funk/metal/hardcore squawking has no discernible melody line and sounds like the soundtrack of a video game, which probably...
Congress Has Changed for the Worse, Nunn Says
Ask Sam Nunn to name the weirdest thing that happened to him during his years in the U.S. Senate and he immediately answers, "Haiti."Nunn, D-Ga., had been dispatched with former President Jimmy Carter and retired Gen. Colin Powell in 1994 on a last-minute...
Cracking Down: Hmo Doctors in Medicare, Medicaid to Get Fewer Bonuses -
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has a new policy limiting the types of bonuses that can be paid to doctors for controlling the cost of services for Medicare and Medicaid patients.The policy is described in notices sent this week to health maintenance organizations...
Creditor May Be Unable to Seize Account
Q: I am a senior citizen and live with my adult son, who receives disability benefits. I also live with and support several granddchildren, my late daughter's children. Two years ago, when I received an insurance settlement after my daughter's death,...
Creditor May Be Unable to Seize Joint Account
Q: I am a senior citizen and live with my adult son, who receives disability benefits. I also live with and support several grandchildren, my late daughter's children. Two years ago, when I received an insurance settlement after my daughter's death,...
Day by Day
FRIDAYDANCE/PIZZA - O'Fallon Parks and Recreation will sponsor a Holiday Dance/Pizza Bash for teens from 7 to 10 p.m. at Civic Hall, 305 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon. Music will be by the Nettles DJ service. Teens must stay for the entire dance unless...
Decade of Downsizing Has Left Its Mark Workers Increasingly Fearful a Pink Slip Is Coming Their Way
Hiring is up and job cuts are down, but workers are still looking over their shoulders.A decade of downsizing has left a legacy of fear among workers, who increasingly fret about pink slips even as they've become more satisfied with pay and training...
Deju View Some Reasons Why New Movies Seem So Familiar
It's "deja vu" time at the movies this Christmas. Several of the top holiday features are remakes of films that are available on video.Arthur Miller's highly touted version of his 1953 Salem witch trial play, The Crucible, starring Daniel Day-Lewis and...
Developer Credits Irvin in Gift of Park
Glen Travis has made a lot of money by investing in land in St. Charles County."Did he tell you how he got started?" asked Robert Irvin, playfully. "He was just this little old farmer out in Wentzville, and this railroad came through, and then this big...
Drunken School Bus Driver Prompted `Zero Tolerance' Call under Current Law, Person Could Chug Two 12-Ounce Beers
In January, as Decatur school bus driver Pamela Brawner hauled special education grade school students to their homes, she was caught driving drunk.She had been running late, prompting a parent whose child was riding in the mini-bus to track her down.Brawner,...
'Ebonics' Is Not a Language, Says Author
Any day now, St. Louis school principal Savannah Young expects her book, "English: An African American Handbook," to come off the press, just in time for the spirited discussion about "black English."The school board in Oakland, Calif., sparked a national...
Evita Forever a Fashion Icon
FIRST THERE WAS Eva Duarte, the rags-to-riches woman who was married to Argentine dictator Juan Peron and who became a saint to her country's poor. Then there was "Evita," the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on her life.Now there is "Evita," the Disney...
Exchange This: Gifts to Make a Good Sport Cry Foul
Today is the day Americans race to the mall to return the redundant, boring or scary Christmas gifts from friends and relatives.In that spirit, we place our tongues in cheek and offer our "Top 10 Returned Sports Gifts From Christmas 1996." They were:Iron...
Fire District Vote Recount Begins Today the Tax Increase Proposal Won by a 13-Vote Margin
St. Louis County election officials today will conduct a recount of ballots cast in August on a tax proposal in the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District.The recount will start at 1 p.m. at the Election Board offices in Maplewood. St. Louis County...
`First Night' to Feature Special Star St. Anthony's Hospital Provides Shining Example of the Holiday Spirit
A star symbolizing the hopes and dreams of the people will make another appearance this holiday season.A Moravian star, not the Star of Bethlehem, will shine at First Night River Bend '97 next week on the campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in...
First Plight
Burdened by budget constraints, a sterile site and limited support, the city's New Year's festival struggles to establish its identity`First Night is a challenge, mainly because it's only one time a year and it's been hard to establish an identity and...
Forgery Allegation Blocks Lawsuit in Small Claims Court
Q. As the owner of an advertising agency, I recently presented a program to a prospective client. He reviewed the contract and said his wife, who owns the company, needed to review, approve and sign the contract before any work was to be done.A few days...
Former Strikers Entitled to Free Food from Caterpillar, Says Labor Agency
Just because they were on the picket line doesn't mean striking workers weren't entitled to the steaks and ice cream Caterpillar Inc. fed employees who remained on the job, says the National Labor Relations Board.The board contends that Caterpillar discriminated...
Fun Won! 3rd-Grader's Paper on Learning Proves to Be Computer Literate
The third-grade students at Wentzville East Elementary School have a new computer because of the writing talent of one their classmates, Daniel Hrdlicka.Daniel recently won a writing contest sponsored by Bookmark Book Shops by telling in about 100 words...
Gambling Revenue Is at a Standstill at Area Casinos
Gambling revenue for the area's four casinos remained flat last month. The boats won a total of $33.81 million from their customers, virtually identical to the total in November 1995.Lack of growth in this market could prove a problem for casino ope...
Grandiose Performance Led to `Er' Casting
IN the realm of pop culture, John Aylward was in danger of being remembered as the other Niles. Not the witty snob David Hyde Pierce does to perfection on "Frasier," but the dimwitted slob in the 1993 cinema-on-the-half-shell sequel, "Teenage Mutant...
Handle with Care Postal Service Not Afraid of Creepy Crawlers
Among the 10 million pieces of mail handled locally during the busy holiday season, a few parcels may contain something more exciting than typical gifts: for instance, a 19-inch alligator or a passel of lizards.Doves, swans, geese, partridges and, yes,...
Health-Care Fraud Forces New Identification System
MILLIONS OF DOCTORS, hospitals, health insurers and players in the medical field will be issued a new I.D. number starting next year as part of a government effort to fight fraud and to simplify payments.Prosecutors say the new system will help them...
Hear Here
Marla's MoveBooking agent Marla Griffin won't be accompanying Cicero's when the restaurant and nightclub moves to roomier quarters in the U. City Loop early next year."I've formed my own agency, Mine Productions," said Griffin. "I'm going to be booking...
Help Yourself!
GUIDELINESSelection 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:...
Holiday Parties Jingle with Exciting Ideas
It's the day after Christmas. Is anyone reading?If you're not observing the American equivalent of the British Boxing Day and returning that size 10 black nightie for a size 18 sweat shirt, you may be with us and, if so, chances are I'll hear from you.One...
Homefront This Week: Jazz
Most people know that St. Louis has a rich jazz heritage. From its New Orleans roots to the ground-breaking Black Artists Group to current young musicians, the city has produced its fair share of jazz musicians and innovators.One would think, then, that...
Hospital Investigations Likely
Hospital sales and billing practices may be a major target next year for federal investigators whose resources for uncovering health-care fraud have been expanded.Spending to investigate health-care and Medicare fraud will almost double, and the powers...
Hot Wheels Siue Campus Police Get a Jump on Crime with Bicycle Patrols
The long arm of the law is getting help from strong legs at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as the campus police gear up their bicycle patrol.The four-man-unit is part of the University Police Department's 10-member Community Oriented Policing...
Houston's Gospel Swings on `Preacher's Wife'
The Preacher's WifeWhitney Houston (Arista)Now on her third film and soundtrack (following the blockbusters "The Bodyguard" and "Waiting To Exhale"), R&B-pop superstar Whitney Houston is becoming the queen of the lucrative album/film promotional tie-in....
Hugs for Sale Buyers Welcome `Feel-Good' Item with Open Arms
What's about 6 feet long, soft and cuddly with big fat hands on each end and wraps around your body?The answer lies in the name of Anthony and Janet DePrima's fledgling company: It's a Hug.The "hugs" at first glance look like those wormlike stoppers...
In Bosnia, Santa Claus Draws Few Ho Ho Hos Muslim Leaders Frown on Western Symbols
Father Christmas is having a rough time this year in Bosnia.On Dec. 19, a day after anchoring a call-in radio show supporting the idea of Santa Claus in Bosnia, Armin Pozderac was beaten up by a band of thugs in broad daylight.As one assailant barked,...
Index
As 1996 comes to a close, we at GET OUT breathe a collective sigh of relief that:Madonna didn't have twins Trattoria Marcella openedWe also regret that: Shattermask Theatre disbanded. Alanis Morissette still has a Top 10 single on the Billboard charts....
Inn Keeping with America: Always Room for a Tome
The same Illinois academics who brought you the history of the American gas station have teamed up again to lay out the history of the American motel.Its major point: What comes around, goes around. But first, the credits.The academics are John A. Jakle...
In the Right Range for Gourmet Cooking
Q: I am thinking of buying a new, gourmet, professional-type gas range. I want one with special simmer burners, griddle, grill, wok, warming tray and vent hood. Will such a range use much more gas than an ordinary gas range? - T. F.A: Many attractive...
Jewish Settlers Revolt as Hebron Talks Progress
Jewish settlers clashed with authorities who blocked them from occupying three empty houses in Hebron on Wednesday as negotiators struggled to finalize an Israeli withdrawal from the volatile city.Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's top...
Kansas City Gaming Sets Record, but Harrah's Take Is Declining
November was a record month for attendance at Kansas City's riverboat casinos with 1.34 million visits, and gambling revenues were the second-highest since the boats began operating.The monthly figures released Tuesday by the Missouri Gaming Commission...
Letter on School Cuts a New Low for Parents
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER: Stunned Maplewood-Richmond Heights school district parents and teachers are still puzzled by a line in a Dec. 18 letter from supe Jerry Elliott that notified nearly one-third of the M-RH teachers that their jobs would be eliminated...
Lost in the Limbo Generation
I am neither a baby-boomer nor a generation-X member. I was born in 1963, the year John F. Kennedy was shot, the year "Tom Jones" won best picture at the Oscars, and the year many Americans learned where Vietnam is. That year is part of about a five-year...
Lunch Power Restaurants Are Packed with Holiday Diners - but They're Skipping the Dinner-Sized Check
Holidays are a great excuse for celebrating, specifically for enjoying leisurely lunches with friends or colleagues at places other than office cafeterias and fast-food joints.According to several restaurateurs around the St. Louis area, lunch business...
Mac-Boeing Merger May Test Relations between U.S., Europe
Boeing's planned takeover of McDonnell Douglas has been widely acclaimed on Wall Street as good for the two companies and their shareholders.But would creation of the world's biggest aerospace group also benefit competition and, in particular, the interests...
Make Anti-Drug Message More Credible
Given the findings in the latest Health and Human Services study on teen drug use, it's appropriate to ask whether society is sending the right message in its multimillion-dollar campaign to discourage smoking, alcohol consumption and illicit-drug use...
Martha, You Call This Living?
HAVE YOU EVER been waiting in the lobby of your dentist's office, doing whatever you can to take your mind off a potential root canal, and picked up a copy of "Martha Stewart Living"?Flip through a few pages and you've suddenly got a real pain - the...
Message of Hope Marred by Violence Pope Speaks to Millions about Peace on Christmas, While 6 Die in Attacks
The pope spoke to millions of listeners Christmas Day about hope and peace. But harsh reality was never far away.In one of two attacks timed to Christmas services, a car bomb in a Christian area of northeastern India killed the wife, daughter and gr...
Mining a Rich Vein Danish Abstract Expressionist Draws from Landscape and Geology
Way back in 1986, critic Michael Brenson wrote in the New York Times that Per Kirkeby wasn't exactly a household name in even the most art-savvy American households. Still today, the Danish abstractionist painter is not exactly a celebrity in this country,...
Mizzou and Illini Spark Plugs Rev Up in Different Ways `Crazy Horse' Sutherland Has Plenty of Horsepower
Contrary to how it may appear Saturday at Kiel Center, University of Missouri guard Jason Sutherland and Illinois' Kiwane Garris don't dislike each other.At least not as far as Sutherland knows."If we saw each other on the street, we'd probably talk...
Mizzou and Illini Spark Plugs Rev Up in Different Ways Garris Has the Calm to Ride out a Storm
On the court, amid the flurry of blur-quick action and under the most stifling of pressures, the stoic visage rarely changes and the unaffected demeanor persists.After all, when you've faced the dangers of the streets, observed the insidiousness of drug...
Moore to the Comedic Point Godfather of Trash-Talk, Rap-Style Comedy Is Finally Getting the Recognition He Deserves
Comedian Rudy Ray Moore, the pioneer of trash-talking, foul-mouthed, rap-style comedy, is now playing at venues everywhere and attracting new fans with his newly released CD, "This Ain't No White Christmas," from Right Stuff/Capitol Records. Rappers...
More House Races Featured Million-Dollar Candidates
WHAT'S A HOUSE seat worth? For more and more candidates, the answer is more than $1 million.At least 76 candidates spent $1 million or more on their congressional campaigns this year, and the final reports for the 1996 election cycle aren't in yet. Already,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Oakland Raiders ended the season Sunday with a thud, losing to the Seattle Seahawks and not-so-legendary quarterback GINO TORRETTA in Oakland 28-21. That performance prompted not-so-tiny TIM KEOWN of the San Francisco Chronicle to offer this review:"Every...
Movie Notes
Talk Isn't Cheap: Few things in life are as calculated as movie making, and when the movie in question is a big-budget sci-fi outing, the planning can get meticulous indeed.But there's room for accidents, thank heavens, as some of the back story of "Mars...
Music '97: A Fond Look Forward
As Alan S. Morrisette quipped in the liner notes to his best-selling LP "Little Jogging Pills": "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Thus, as 1996 draws to a close, we honor the timeless tradition of critical prognostication by donning...
Music / Album Reviews
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 2Various Artists (Epitaph)Epitaph is the little punk label that could, giving the world the gargantuan break through band the Off spring, among others. Though that act has since departed for (ostensibly) greener, major-label pastures,...
Music and Media
"Man In Love"There were a lot of cats besides Elvis who twisted out from under country music in the `50s. And I don't mean just Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, or anyone else you could name.Tommy Tucker cut a couple of sides, posed for a photo with Jayne...
Music/ Road Report & Upcoming
The Cleveland Plain Dealer(August 17, 1996)Bob Dole wasn't the only one who made a big speech Thursday night. At Blossom Music Center, Pantera front man Philip Anselmo shared his vision of America, holding forth on numerous issues between songs. He came...
National Park Service Takes Trail of Tears Centers to Tell Story of Cherokee Removal
In the bitter winter of 1838-39, thousands of Cherokee Indians were removed from their ancestral homes in the southeastern United States and forced to resettle in the Southwest.One of their routes cut 60 miles across the southern tip of Illinois - f...
Navy's Offense Churns out 42-38 Win
Quarterback Ben Fay ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Navy had 646 yards of total offense in a 42-38 victory over California in the Aloha Bowl on Wednesday in Honolulu.The high-scoring game was a contrast in halves. The two teams combined f...
New Hockey Association Takes to Ice Clubs Fill Gap between Youth, Men's Leagues
Their skates hit the ice at 6 a.m. for ice hockey practice. It's cold, sometimes with single-digit temperatures, as they sharpen skating, defense and shooting skills for an hour before school.They play in the Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association,...
New Proposal May Rebuild Central City Home Depot, Super Value Planned to Anchor Center
A developer would like to rebuild Central City, the shopping center at New Halls Ferry and Pershall roads in Ferguson. It would become the location of a large hardware store, Home Depot, and a supermarket, Super Value, the developer says.Walpert Properties...
New P & Z Order Lays `Framework' Rule Amendments Add Five Zoning Categories
Jefferson County has a new planning and zoning ordinance intended to make neighborhood streets safer, protect sensitive land and restrict the construction of telephone towers near residents' back yards.After several public meetings and talk between county...
No. 1 Meramec Seed Knows It Could Get Planted
On Dec. 10, two days after being voted the No. 1 seed for the Meramec Holiday Tournament, DeSmet was put to a test by CBC, which had been awarded the second seed for the 16-team basketball tournament.True to the vote of the tournament committee, the...
No Holds Barred Courts in Texas Grapple with Issue of Male vs. Female Wrestling
If Arlington High wrestler Ashley King has to give up the sport she loves, it won't be because of her mostly male competition.It could be the referees who drive her off the mat.The state's only high school wrestling officiating association disba nded...
Not the Same Old Auld Lang Syne If You Want to Really Kick in the Year, Here's Some Spots off the Beaten Path
Let's face it a you hate New Year's Eve. And practically everyone else does, too. There's all that pressure to have fun, all that needless kissing, all those amateurs out drinking and driving. If you've ever had fun on New Year's Eve, it was probably...
Panel Recommends Changes in City Wards
The recommendation of Clayton's Ward Redistricting Committee places residential areas north of Wydown Boulevard in the 1st Ward but puts three tracts west of Concordia Lane as well as Fontbonne and Concordia colleges in the 2nd Ward.The 3rd Ward would...
Party Time! Glitz and Glitter Reign
THE PARTY GIRL look is back.Big time.Sequins, metallics, iridescent satins, jewel-tone velvets, feathers and even fur are all making a dazzling comeback for the holiday season. "That basic little black dress is an immortal party favorite," says Chris...
People
Time was when BOB HOPE went abroad to entertain GIs at Christmas. But at 93, Hope's too old to be a trouper for the troops. His replacement (no doubt to the glee of the guys in uniform) is HALLE BERRY.She's touring naval stations in Sicily, Italy and...
People in Business
* Robyn Kestler, assistant vice president of Lemay Bank, was elected president of the St. Louis Gateway chapter of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business. She succeeds Karen Rosemann, response center supervisor for Monsanto Co., who...
Percy Ross Thanks a Million
Dear Percy Ross: My daughter-in-law has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and only has a few weeks to live. I feel awful even writing it down that she's dying.My son is heartsick. He's been walking around in a fog. The children, well, they...
Police Ban Street Protests as Fears of Violence Grow
Police banned street demonstrations Wednesday night amid signs that President Slobodan Milosevic was moving to crush the opposition movement.Hundreds of thousands of his opponents have been protesting election fraud for more than a month.On Tuesday,...
`Professor' Back on Blues Lecture Circuit
Blues fans have indicated - by phone, fax and radio call-in shows - that they consider the Mike Keenan firing an early Christmas present.To Ron Caron, the removal of the Blues coach and general manager was a much more personal gift.It came last Thursday,...
Professor's Formula `a Career with Blues' among Qualities Sought in Coach
Ron Caron has taken a don't-offer, don't-refuse approach in his search for a new Blues coach.Caron, the interim general manager, has had exactly one week to prepare a working list of candidates to succeed Mike Keenan.Caron said he has no firm timetable....