St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 13, 1993

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29,794 Watch New England Trudge to Second Victory
Patriots......7 Bengals.......2</P><P>The first scoring play sounded like an accident. The other came when the ball was snapped into the fifth row behind the end zone.</P><P>Sunday's meeting of the National Football League...
2 Proposals to Hike Property Taxes Placed on Feb. 8 Ballot
The Rockwood School Board will ask voters on Feb. 8 to approve two proposals that would raise the district's property tax rate to $4.50 for each $100 of assessed valuation.Voters will consider:A proposal to waive rollbacks required under Proposition...
A Day Clouded by Sadness, Confusion Family, Friends Bid Cassidy Senter Farewell
Steadied by two friends, Rhonda Jean Senter led a slow, walking procession from Praise Temple Church up a gently rising gravel lane to the grave of her only child.Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter, 10, of north St. Louis County, was buried Sunday afternoon behind...
Administrators Take a Class Break `Honest' Middle School Students Give Official Earful about System
Hugh Kinney might have expected to hear complaints about school lunches when he visited with Parkway West Middle School students recently. Instead, he found students who liked lunch but were looking for more information.Kinney is the Parkway School District's...
Advice for Students on Class Travel
Teachers, parents and the kids themselves are brimming with advice for would-be travelers. They say:Ask a lot of questions of the teacher offering the trip. Has he or she been on this tour before? How much guiding does the teacher plan to do, and how...
Alton Business Is Back Building Facade Program Helping in Downtown Recovery
Tony's Restaurant, an institution in downtown Alton, has survived fire and flood this year. The establishment that made pepperloins famous in Alton is back in business.The founder, Tony Ventimiglia, and his grandson, Paul Ventimiglia, the manager, say...
Analyzing Intimacies on a Whole New Level
RELATIONSHIPS between the sexes are morose in Seattle, tense in Tampa, humorous in St. Louis, witty in Washington.But men and women get along great in Denver, and their animosity is all an act in Philly.At least that's what the guys on the Gripemobile...
A Plan to Improve Fire Districts
In my 38 years I recall having received service from a fire department on only two occasions - 13 months ago and a couple of weeks ago.One Sunday in November my family and I were startled by a loud explosion in the basement. I ran downstairs to see our...
A Single Telephone Call That Changed Her Life
Dear Abby: Some time ago, you asked your readers to write to you if they ever had one telephone call that changed their lives. Well, I did, and here's my story:In January 1966, I was a senior at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. One Tuesday...
Aspin: North Korean Situation Unchanged
The situation on the Korean Peninsula has not deteriorated, and there is no sign that North Korea is building any more nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary Les Aspin said Sunday."We are confident that the situation in Korea is not at least getting worse...
At a Glance
FEW (BUT FEISTY) FANS</P><P>With frigid temperatures and a brisk wind, the game between the Bengals and Patriots - the teams with the NFL's worst records - drew a season-low 29,794 fans to Foxboro Stadium. After selling out four of their...
Atlantic Storm Hinders Rescue 40-Foot Waves Knock 2 Men from Sailboat as Rescue Pilots Watch
As would-be Coast Guard rescuers watched helplessly from the air, 40-foot waves pitched two men from a battered sailboat and left the pair clinging to a lifeboat for 12 hours before they were picked up by a freighter.Herbert Clarity, 63, of Harrison,...
Baker's Nutty about Loaf Cake
LIKE MOST PEOPLE, I find that I have few free hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And for a few seasons past, I eliminated my usual holiday baking for lack of time. This year, however, I have set aside a weekend afternoon to bake some easy but...
Balancing Contradictions for Children
WILL MY child be next?That concern must be uppermost on the minds of every parent in the St. Louis area.The murders of Angie Marie Housman and Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter have unnerved every household with a child during a season normally dominated by concerns...
Bettis Gains 212 Yards, Sinks Saints
Rams...23 Saints....20</P><P>Jerome Bettis really feels at home in the Dome.</P><P>Bettis became the first rookie in six years to rush for 200 yards in a game, running for 212 yards and a touchdown as the Los Angeles Rams...
Blacks Committing More Hate Crimes Than in the Past, Group Finds
A group formed 13 years ago to monitor hate crimes by the Ku Klux Klan and other groups says an increasing number of race-related crimes are now being committed by blacks rather than against them.After last week's rampage on the Long Island Rail Road...
Blocked Punt Kos Kc Broncos Rally for 27-21 Win
We can say this with a high degree of certainty. Reggie Rivers was the only National Football League player to write about William Shakespeare and block a punt on Sunday.Rivers, a backup running back for Denver, blocked a fourth-quarter punt by Bryan...
Blues Tighten Defense in 1st Trip to Mighty Ducks' Pleasure Pond
Blues captain Brett Hull seemed unimpressed as he gazed around the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim for the first time on Sunday morning."It's just another rink to me," he said.Not quite. The new arena in Anaheim is the class of the National Hockey League,...
Board Ponders Consolidating Mayor's Three Jobs into One
The Jennings City Council is considering consolidating the three jobs held by Mayor William D. Tharp into the mayor's position.Aside from being mayor, Tharp is community development director and insurance coordinator for the city. The City Council is...
Bombshell Revisited
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, when Paul Ehrlich published "The Population Bomb," he warned that population growth was outpacing the planet's capacity to support life.Since then, world population has grown from 3.5 billion to 5.5 billion, leading to more hunger,...
Boundary Panel to Study Recommendation for Vote on Annexation
Bel-Ridge's proposal to annex Carsonville in north St. Louis County should go to the voters, staffers have told the St. Louis County Boundary Commission.The commission will consider the recommendation at a meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the County...
Briefs
NATION TRAIN MASSACRE Sixth Shooting Victim Dies Sunday</P><P>A sixth shooting victim from the Long Island Rail Road train massacre died Sunday.</P><P>Amy Federicci, 27, who was shot in the neck and had been on life support...
Campy `Morphin' Is Hot, New Kids' Series
BEAT IT, BARNEY. Forget it, "Fresh Prince." Take off, "90210."These days, even Beavis and Butt-head are losing their buzz, as kitschy new Fox kiddie hit "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" turns its Saturday and Monday-Friday time slots into some of the hippest...
Carnahan Vows to Set Up Panel on Urban Violence
Gov. Mel Carnahan will form a statewide task force on urban violence, he told a town hall meeting Sunday night on the Near South Side.The public is demanding "safety, more police, more jails, longer sentences - and the list goes on," Carnahan said. "The...
Case Pits Rights of Unborn Boy against Mother Judge Refuses to Order C-Section
In a case pitting a woman's right to refuse surgery against the health of her unborn child, the Cook County state's attorney's office is trying to force a Chicago woman to have a Caesarean section.The woman's doctors believe a natural childbirth most...
Cashing In: A Mutual-Fund Sore Spot
While mutual funds have developed into a mighty money machine over the years, they still seem to suffer from one nagging design flaw.It seldom, if ever, has caused any serious malfunctions. But it results in constant friction between fund managers and...
Casinos Could Put Fairmount out of Money
The battleships have turned their guns on Fairmount Park, threatening to blow the modest race track off the Illinois map. Brian Zander's office has the feel of a bunker.Zander, Fairmount's general manager, is designing new strategies to preserve territory,...
Chestnuts Add Traditional Flavor to Holiday Cooking
CHESTNUTS ARE inseparable in my memory from my favorite outdoor winter activity - shopping for the holidays. When I was a kid, we'd stroll down New York's Fifth Avenue to see the holiday windows and stop to watch the skaters in Rockefeller Center. And...
Child-Abuse Victims Now Have Their Own Waiting Room
Child-abuse victims waiting to testify in court now have their own waiting room - equipped with toys and games - in the courthouse in Belleville.In the past, youthful witnesses had to wait in crowded hallways. There was nothing to prevent them from bumping...
Children Turned Loose New York Voids Bans in Movies, Hospitals
Beginning today, babies no longer may be banned from New York movie houses because they might cry.Five-year-olds no longer may be barred from the city's museums because they might break rare artifacts or leave sticky fingerprints on priceless masterpieces.Children...
Cindy Cullom: Drawing on Her Interests
Cindy Cullom likes animals, piloting airplanes and painting. Cullom combined two of those interests this holiday when she sketched a Christmas card to benefit the St. Charles Humane Society Flood Relief Program.The colorful card depicts Santa and five...
Cinnamon and Tiny Chocolate Chips Flavor Norwegian Cookies
CAROL ROVIN of Grover is a fan of the Norwegian cookies she buys at Pita Plus in Creve Coeur. iodMacki Miller of St. Louis and Deborah Woodward of Belleville sent in versions of the cookie. We hope Rovin enjoys them. *****NORWEGIAN...
Clinton Learns That He Matters
On the eve of his first Christmas in the White House, Bill Clinton seemed reasonably merry. He played host in the garden room of Blair House to 50 reporters who usually meet the great in a downtown hotel over coffee and cholesterol.The president's menu...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
R.G. Ross Construction Co. Inc. was awarded a $3.8 million contract for renovations and additions to five schools in the Franklin County R-XI School District in Union. The projects are due for completion prior to next September.Johnson Group Inc. represented...
Concern Rises after Talks Fail in Somalia `It Could Explode,' Warns U.N. Spokesman
The collapse of peace talks Sunday between rival warlords and the imminent pullout of U.S. troops have raised concerns of new clan warfare.Despite sporadic skirmishes, Mogadishu and other major cities have been quiet since Dec. 4, when informal negotiations...
Congress Brandishes Budget-Slashing Sword Liberals, Conservatives to Fight for Cuts
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON and top congressional Democrats are bracing for an election year of fighting off conservatives and even some liberals eager to slice billions from the federal budget.Even as the White House prepares its new budget for fiscal year...
Constitution Is Winning in Russian Vote
President Boris Yeltsin's camp claimed a historic victory in the referendum Sunday for Russia's new constitution.But early results suggested that Russians voting in simultaneous elections for a new parliament were giving strong support to Vladimir Zhirinovsky,...
Constitution Winning in Russia
President Boris Yeltsin's camp claimed a historic victory in the referendum Sunday for Russia's new constitution.But very early results suggested that Russians voting in simultaneous elections for a new parliament were backing Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a...
Cosmetics Trigger Many Skin Problems, Dermatologists Say
Hundreds of thousands of American women are using cosmetics that trigger allergies or aggravate medical conditions, skin doctors say, and it may get worse with new preparations now on the market.Dr. Andrew Scheman, a dermatologist at Northwestern University...
Council Oks Building of 2 Restaurants
The St. Louis County Council has allowed the building of two restaurants at Olive Boulevard and Creve Coeur Mill Road, but allowed only limited access to them from Olive Boulevard.The council passed a bill unanimously last Thursday granting a rezoning...
Credit, Blame for Those Who Made '93 What It Was
With 1993 almost over, it's time to give some credit and place some blame on all the people who made this year what it is.And, unlike the last few years, 1993 has been a period when there is almost as much credit to pass around as blame.For all its bad...
Crudup, Mizzou Take Mustangs for a Ride 82-77
The scowl and the sculpted physique, we've seen. But seldom has Jevon Crudup displayed the comparable combination of aggressiveness and purpose that he flashed Saturday night at the Hearnes Center."You know your capabilities. You know what you can and...
Curmudgeon Expose: Bankruptcy Is Akin to the Exterminator
That money talks,I'll not deny,I heard it once;It said, "Good-bye."Richard ArmourA late-night television commercial promoting bankruptcy made me curious: What sort of industry has insolvency become?So I opened up the Yellow Pages to "Attorneys." Yow!...
Dallas Plays Mind Game after 17-Point Win
Cowboys....37 Vikings....20</P><P>Jimmy Johnson ripped his team. And, like his coach, Michael Irvin said the Dallas Cowboys aren't even close to last season's Super Bowl form.</P><P>One wonders what the mood would have been...
Dallas Plays Mind Game after 17-Point Win
Cowboys......37 Vikings......20</P><P>Jimmy Johnson ripped his team. And, like his coach, Michael Irvin said the Dallas Cowboys aren't even close to last season's Super Bowl form.</P><P>One wonders what the mood would have...
Daughter Wants Mom to Help with Support
Dear Open Mind: My parents are not "elderly" but are quickly approaching that time. My father has a debilitating disease, and my mother can't accept the fact that his working days are over. She has never worked nor does she ever intend to. If I sound...
Dog Owner Uses Bath Oil to Fight Fleas
Q: Some time ago you wrote about Avon Skin-So-Soft bath oil but you left out one of its best uses. If you mix one part to 10 parts water and put it in a spray bottle it makes a wonderful flea and tick repellent.</P><P>I've had my two...
Dolphins, Steelers Have a Remedy for Boring
Some say pro football has become boring. Not in Miami.Despite injuries forcing the Dolphins to use four quarterbacks, they still lead the AFC East. Their past four games have been decided by a total of 16 points, including a fluky down-to-the-wire win...
Do More about Gun Violence
Last Tuesday's shooting rampage aboard a Long Island, N.Y., commuter train underscores the need for Washington to attack the nation's epidemic of gun violence. Five passengers were killed and 18 wounded when a Jamaican-born New Yorker fired without provocation...
Downsizing: Good Deal or Bad Idea? Economists Ask If Leaner Is Better or Just Meaner
CORPORATE AMERICA'S new attitude that leaner is better is prompting profitable businesses to dismiss tens of thousands of workers.But whether this trend is good or bad for business in the long run is open to debate.Economists say investors are demanding...
Emerson's 3rd-Period Goal Fuels Jets for 3-3 Tie against Toronto
Nelson Emerson scored midway through the third period, giving the Winnipeg Jets a 3-3 tie with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.Dave Andreychuk scored two goals to lead the Maple Leafs, who also got a goal from Ken Baumgartner. The other Jets...
Engineer Bashing Brings Letters of Opposition
Dear Ann Landers: Your recent column bashing engineers prompted me to write.It brought to mind the fact that two former presidents were engineers: Herbert Hoover and Jimmy Carter. Both men proved to be able engineers: Hoover, in getting food to famished...
Fall Down? Me? Blues' Hedican Says la Used `Oldest Trick in Book'
Blues defenseman Bret Hedican takes pride in his skating ability. He's the Blues' best skater and one of the best in the National Hockey League, drawing comparisons to Detroit's Paul Coffey.So, it's understandable that he was upset with referee Dan...
Fall Down? Me? Hedican Says No Way
Blues defenseman Bret Hedican takes pride in his skating ability. He's the Blues' best skater and one of the best in the National Hockey League, drawing comparisons to Detroit's Paul Coffey.So, it's understandable that he was upset with referee Dan...
FBI Leader Visits Mafia's Home, Issues Warning
The top U.S. law officer toured the Mafia's heartland and the scenes of some of its most brazen attacks Sunday. He warned the mob that America "will hunt you down."FBI Director Louis J. Freeh pledged the full support of U.S. judges and investigators...
Formula Aids Salary Hike of 7 Percent
A new state support formula has enabled the Riverview Gardens School District to provide a seven-percent pay increase for employees in the current year.Salaries remain low, although the district has the county's second-highest property-tax rate.Associate...
Forum to Discuss Fear over Abductions
Various agencies in St. Charles County are pulling together to address families' fears about child abductions. Several meetings are scheduled.At 7 p.m. Thursday, a forum will be sponsored by police departments, two churches and St. Joseph Health Center...
Game Slips from Philly's Butterfingers Two Late Turnovers Help Buffalo Prevail
Bills.......10 Eagles.......7</P><P>The upset was there for the taking. The Philadelphia Eagles just couldn't hold onto it.</P><P>The Eagles fumbled twice in the game's final 10 minutes, setting up both Buffalo scores as...
Giants Gain Playoff Spot, Now Want to Stay Home
Giants.....20 Colts......6</P><P>If the New York Giants have learned anything from their coach, Dan Reeves - and they appear to have learned plenty - it is that professionalism counts. Coats and ties over flash and dash.</P><P>So...
Giving a Holiday Party Its Just Desserts
INVITED TO A December holiday dessert party, I debated what to bring.Eleven months out of the year, my friends are the most die-hard healthful-cooking enthusiasts, but with the approach of the holidays, they whip up decadent desserts loaded with butter,...
Glennon Office Opening in California Linked to Winery Sale
The Glennon Cos. has expanded its Patrick Co. sales promotion division with the opening of a new office in Sonoma, Calif. The move was prompted by the recent purchase of Glen Ellen Winery by Heublein Wines in San Mateo, Calif.Glen Ellen, under the original...
Group Hopes to Help Women Gain Confidence, Independence `Displaced Homemakers' Finding Solace, Focus with Women Work!
Women make up nearly half the work force in the United States, but many still find themselves fighting old attitudes about stay-at-home wives.When Anna Johnston, 65, graduated from high school in 1946, "we thought boys should go to college, but women...
Gun Dealers Worry about Their Survival
Even before last week's mass shooting on a Long Island commuter train, Congress was fashioning a new law to curb the rising flood of gun mayhem on America's streets.Last month, the Senate added a provision to the new crime bill that would ban the import,...
Habitually Disappointing: Sequel Not Up to Original
"SISTER ACT 2: BACK IN THE HABIT "Rating: PG. Running time: 1:52.</P><P>THE Hollywood rule of thumb on sequels is that they usually earn about half as much as the original movie. In the case of "Sister Act 2," that would be appropriate,...
Heavy Hitters All-American Folkl Heads All-Metro Volleyball Team
Kristin Folkl added another award to her growing portfolio when she was named to the Post-Dispatch All-Metro volleyball team.Folkl, who led St. Joseph's Academy to four Missouri Class 4A high school titles, was a unanimous choice for the team along with...
Holder of Near-Worthless Stock Can Write off Losses When Does `Triple Witching' Hit?
Q. I own stock in a company, Vanderbilt Gold, which has gone belly-up, I think. There is nothing but silence, and correspondence goes unanswered. To verify this so I can take a loss on the stuff, I'm looking for the address of R.M. Smythe, the stock...
Hubble Work Is Vindication, Astronauts Say Endeavour Crew Claims NASA Regains Respect
The overhaul of the Hubble Space Telescope shows that NASA is capable of giving 100 percent commitment to a project, astronauts on the shuttle Endeavour said Sunday.Although the space agency won't know until tests are done whether the repairs to the...
Hubble Work Is Vindication, Astronauts Say Endeavour Returns after 11-Day Voyage
Endeavour returned to Earth early today after its seven astronauts completed the biggest repair job in space history - overhauling the Hubble Space Telescope.The shuttle streaked through the dark Florida sky and landed at Kennedy Space Center at 12:25...
Illinois Candidate Considers a Good Idea `Unstoppable'
IN THIS AGE of 10-second sound bites, James Gierach faces a monumental task in his quest to become the next governor of Illinois.He wants to discuss an idea."If I could bring everybody into my living room and sit them down and talk to them for 30 minutes,...
Illinois Spotlight
ACADEMIA</P><P>Nathaniel Diaz of Godfrey and Victoria Amanda Doerr and Andre LaRon Reed, both of Alton, got $500 scholarships from the Saint Anthony's Health Center Auxiliary. Diaz, who is completing a degree in biology at the University...
In la, a Well-Deserved Punishment
A defendant who unmercifully assaulted a truck driver and attacked other motorists at the start of last year's riots in Los Angeles has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term. In some ways, Damian Williams got off easy for what the judge called "cruel,...
Isolating `Assault Weapons' Can Be a Tricky Business
Defining a rifle or pistol as an "assault weapon" is a lot like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's line about defining pornography: "I know it when I see it."Many assault rifles sold are semi-automatic versions of post-World War II military rifles,...
Jury Urges 37 Years in Bar Killing
A jury that on Friday convicted Charles Scott Fox, 28, of manslaughter and armed criminal action for killing a man outside a Festus tavern has recommended stiff prison sentences totaling 37 years.Prosecutors charged Fox with first-degree murder in the...
Leader of Program Honored for Work in Racial Harmony
Leon Sharpe's work toward easing racial tensions and overcoming prejudices in area high schoolers recently won him an award from Confluence St. Louis.Sharpe is regional coordinator of high school leadership programs of the American Youth Foundation here....
Legislation Spells out What's Ok, What's Not
On Nov. 17, the Senate approved an amendment by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to the Senate crime bill that would ban "the future manufacture, sale and possession of semi-automatic assault weapons."The House version of the crime bill does not have...
Lions Shake Up Lineup, Rattle and Roll over Big Red
Lions.....21 Cards.....14</P><P>Wayne Fontes' move to shake up his offense was well-documented - jumping former third-stringer Erik Kramer ahead of Rodney Peete and Andre Ware at quarterback.</P><P>Two relatively obscure...
Mainstreaming Gays Makes Good Sense
It looks as though homosexuality will be coming to Williamson County, Texas, after all. In late November, the county commissioners voted to reject a $750,000 property tax abatement for Apple Computer, which wanted to build an $80 million office complex...
Making the Best Choices on Charities
If year-end appeals (and the prospects of income taxes to come) find you feeling charitable, remember the Better Business Bureau's philosophy: "Give but give wisely."Smart giving means making every donation work for you and for the group you support....
Management Must Be Heedful of Morale
The sufferings of the unemployed and the prematurely retired are only one-half of the labor problem today. The other half is the morale of those still employed.They are happy to have work, of course, but, increasingly, they aren't very happy about much...
Many NFL Cities Got Second Team on the Rebound
If wishes were fishes, I'd be a bone in the throat to many in the National Football League now, especially to the johnny-come-lately Jerry Jones, award-winning club owner who leads also in hot-dog performances on the Dallas Cowboys' sidelines.Jones and...
Mayor Asks for Review of Conway ; Term Is Ending on Police Board
AS JAMES F. CONWAY comes up for reappointment as president of the St. Louis Police Board, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has asked the governor to review whether Conway is suited for the job."We have differences of philosophy in how the Police Department ought...
Messengers Get a Lesson on the Receiving End
As its name suggests, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies knows newspapers. Through the year, the people who run Poynter sponsor seminars on how to make papers better - how to write them more snappily, edit them more crisply, design them more sexily,...
Mighty Ducks Win 2-1, Extend Blues' Road Skid to 7 Games
Blues captain Brett Hull seemed unimpressed as he gazed around the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim for the first time on Sunday morning."It's just another rink to me," he said.Not quite. The new arena in Anaheim is the class of the National Hockey League,...
Monday Memo
Although we usually find television commercials are the best time to head for the 'fridge, or pick up a magazine, we must admit there are a few worth watching - once, or twice, anyway.And some ordinary commercials of today will be classics years from...
More Travel in Store in the Next 2 Years; More Accountability, Too
Some year-end news for business travelers: You'll be on the road more in 1994 and '95, and the boss will be watching.That's the bottom line from a survey of 228 top executives in some of the country's biggest companies."Senior management certainly expects...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
From the school of thought that professes, "if you've got it, flaunt it," we bring you San Antonio's DENNIS RODMAN. Rodman, who started the season as a blond, now sports a new red 'do.Rodman's agent, BILL POLLAK, is discouraged.Pollak said: "You know...
Morocco Widens Trade Link with Israel
King Hassan of Morocco has decided to broaden his country's economic cooperation with Israel, U.S. officials say.The king told Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher in a meeting in Rabat on Friday about a package of agreements he had reached with...
NASA Vindicated, Astronauts Say
The overhaul of the Hubble Space Telescope shows that NASA is capable of giving 100 percent commitment to a project, astronauts on the shuttle Endeavour said Sunday.Although the space agency won't know until tests are done whether the repairs to the...
Nfl's New Theory on Financing Hurt St. Louis Bid
One of the mysteries of the National Football League's decision to put a team in Jacksonville, Fla. - rejecting bids by Baltimore, Memphis, Tenn., and St. Louis - is the issue of how members wanted a club to be financed.League members ultimately sold...
No Need to Knead
CALL IT slam-dunk baking.Baking with a bread machine is quick and not very dirty. And though you can argue about taste, the aroma is just as sweet.Measure yeast, flour, eggs, water, sugar, dry milk and whatever. Drop it in a pot. No need to mix. No hanging...
Notebook
Old Age Or Illness?</P><P>Many older people fail to report specific health problems because they mistakenly think the problems are caused by old age rather than by disease, Aging magazine reports.</P><P>"Unfortunately," the...
Officeholders Blast Merit System, `Rule' on Political Action
Republican and Democratic officeholders in St. Charles County are urging the County Council to table action on a bill setting merit-system rules. They are particularly opposed to one of the rules that would severely restrict the political activity of...
Officials Agree on `Dumping' in Trade Pact
Negotiators from 116 nations rewriting the rules of global trade achieved their first major breakthrough early today.They agreed to key provisions in a U.S. proposal that would protect American workers and industries from competition with foreign manufacturers...
Officials Determined to Solve Girls' Killings Police `Still High in Confidence and Enthusiasm,' County Chief Says
Although lead after lead has evaporated, frustrated investigators say they are determined to catch a shrewd child killer - or killers."We are still high in confidence and enthusiasm," St. Louis County Police Chief Ronald Battelle said Sunday as a special...
Officials Jockey over Movie Deals in Trade Pact
The United States and the European Community failed to defuse a row over movies and financial services Sunday, but promised to keep trying.Seven years of negotiations on a world trade deal headed for a frantic finish.Peter Sutherland, chairman of the...
Oilers Hit Lull, but Pull out 8th Win in Row
Oilers......19 Browns......17</P><P>Just when Houston's winning streak of seven games seemed to be slipping away, the Oilers' defense and Al Del Greco charged in to make it eight in a row.</P><P>Del Greco's fourth field...
O'neal Watches Magic Surge Past Portland
Scott Skiles scored 12 points in the decisive third quarter and the Orlando Magic opened a five-game trip through the West on Sunday night with a 103-88 victory over the cold-shooting Portland Trail Blazers.With Shaquille O'Neal on the bench with four...
`Optional Ed' a Winner Vocational Center Program Keeps Students in School
MIKE SCHMID, 18, of Dupo, is frank about what his school status would be today had he not switched to the optional-education program at Beck Vocational Center from high school."I would have already quit," Schmid said bluntly.Instead, according to Beck...
Pack Gets Defensive, Wraps Up San Diego
Packers......20 Chargers.....13</P><P>Lost in the glare of the Brett Favre-to-Sterling Sharpe combination is the fact the Green Bay Packers have a pretty good defense.</P><P>Tony Bennett and Johnny Holland stuffed fourth-down...
Painter's Work Has Definite Southern Exposure
PAINTER MICHAEL MALLARD takes an emphatic move south with his symbol-laden, acrylic-and-collage compositions showing at Greenville College.Mallard, a native of Atlanta who teaches at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., acknowledges the influence of the...