St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 19, 1994

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3 in House Seek Inquiry into Cow Hormone OK
Three House members are alleging that there is "strong evidence" that the Food and Drug Administration improperly allowed officials who previously had connections to Monsanto Co. to participate in federal approval of Monsanto's new dairy hormone.The...
Alarm Agency Pact Expected to Get Ax
Unless the courts issue an opinion to the contrary, the St. Charles County Dispatch and Alarm Agency will be out of business at the end of October.The County Council is expected to vote next week to terminate its contract with the agency - a contract...
A Little Money Buys a Lot of Safety
It's one thing to pass a law, another to enforce it. That's the issue a House-Senate conference committee of the Missouri Legislature will face when it considers the budget for the state Department of Health. At stake is money for health and safety inspections...
Allergic Reaction to Food Can Be Life-Threatening
Dear Abby: Thank you for printing the letter from "Joyce in Fort Worth" concerning life-threatening allergic reactions to certain foods. I was not aware there was a support group for that kind of problem. I passed the information on to my brother, whose...
Ameritech Profit Plunges
Ameritech Corp. said Monday that first-quarter profit fell 85.4 percent mostly because of charges related to the elimination of 6,000 jobs.The Bell operating company for the Midwest announced the job cuts in march and said it would take a onetime charge...
Bell Seeks to Escape Regulation
Recently, Missouri citizens have been bombarded by misleading ads and promises to bring the "information age" to Missouri.These ads, paid for by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., state that pending legislation would result in a new fiber-optic network...
Billikens May Get Miami's Johnson, Fourth Luechtefeld
St. Louis University doesn't have any basketball scholarships available for next season, but that might not keep the Billikens from getting more players. Two notable players from St. Louis-area high schools apparently are ready to join coach Charlie...
Blues Hope It's Miller Time Winger Set to Return after Layoff
In the two games before suffering a pulled abdominal muscle, Blues winger Kevin Miller had played in Nelson Emerson's old spot at right wing on the No. 1 line with Craig Janney and Brendan Shanahan.The line clicked.The Blues whipped Chicago 5-1 and crushed...
Bold Yeller Smith Brings Force, Gusto to First Mu Spring
From his dynamic first day on the job, Dec. 16, 1993, Missouri football coach Larry Smith has asserted his presence.He did it at a news conference then, vowing his teams would "bloody noses," repeatedly choking off tears and good-naturedly prodding athletic...
Bosnian War Frustrates NATO Policy Gorazde Siege Shows Weaknesses
THE SIEGE OF Gorazde stands as a dramatic example of the West's inability to end bloodshed in the former Yugoslavia. Just a month ago, President Bill Clinton's administration and NATO were hailed for "saving" Sarajevo. Now, it's back to square one."This...
Braves Prompt '82 Memories
The Atlanta Braves' 12-1 start, while rivaling some of the best in baseball history, isn't even the club record. The 1982 Braves team won 13 games in a row at the start of the season, the first 13 games that Joe Torre managed for them.Not that 1982 is...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS ACQUISITION Kellwood Unit To Buy California Company</P><P>American Recreation Products Inc., a subsidiary of Kellwood Co., has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Sierra Designs of Berkeley, Calif.</P><P>Sierra...
Briefs
WorldRWANDA400,000 Homeless, Agency SaysEthnic massacres have spread throughout Rwanda, and aid officials reported Monday that tens of thousands of people have been killed and hundreds of thousands uprooted from their homes."The situation is catastrophic,...
Brittany Residents Cite Problems More Than 60 Who Own Houses in Subdivision Meet with Developer
Several people moving into new houses in Brittany Place, a subdivision in Cottleville, are complaining about construction problems, which, they say, the developer has been slow to correct.Cottleville Mayor Steve Kochanski says more than 60 people, who...
Bulls Down Hawks, Trail by Half-Game in East
The Chicago Bulls blew a 22-point lead but then regrouped behind the shooting of Steve Kerr to beat Atlanta 87-70 in a National Basketball Association game Tuesday night.Chicago moved to a half-game back of the Hawks for the best record in the Eastern...
Business Notes
SPOTLIGHTBernard S. Markovich Jr. has joined Magna Bank of Missouri as vice president of business lending in the St. Charles region. Markovich managed programs at the Synergy Center Small Business incubator and previously was executive director of the...
Buthelezi Oks Dates for Election `I Am a Realist,' Inkatha Leader Says
A breakthrough agreement to resolve South Africa's political quarrel appeared imminent Monday when Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi dropped his demand for a delay in next week's election.Buthelezi, President F.W. de Klerk and African National Congress...
Carnahan Health Bill Dies in House Griffin Blames Defeat on Special-Interest Foes
House Speaker Bob F. Griffin and Gov. Mel Carnahan lost their battle Monday to revamp the state's health-insurance system.The House voted 91-61 against the plan. A bipartisan coalition united to kill it.Afterward, Griffin, D-Cameron, said he would keep...
Caron Asks Nhl: Please Make the Call
Blues general manager Ron Caron says he plans to ask National Hockey League officiating supervisor John D'Amico about some calls referee Kerry Fraser made in the Blues' 5-3 loss in Dallas in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Sunday."I'm...
Chamber Music Society: Superb Musical Execution
THE Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has been in existence for 25 years, almost as long as Lincoln Center itself. Its roster has always been somewhat loose, but since its inception it has held to the most rigorous standards of excellence. The...
Clinton Offers Solace
In the face of fierce Serbian attacks on the Bosnian town of Gorazde, President Bill Clinton sought on Monday to soothe American outrage at the civilian deaths and held out hope that negotiations would end the fighting."I don't want the American people...
Clinton Sees Quick Fix for Levees President Welcomes Health-Care Options
As Missouri homeowners mopped up from their third flood in less than a year, President Bill Clinton on Monday promised quick federal help in cleaning up the latest damage and in finishing up repairs left over from the Great Flood.In an interview with...
Clinton Urges Calm despite Gorazde's Plight
In the face of fierce Serbian attacks on the Bosnian town of Gorazde, President Bill Clinton sought on Monday to soothe American outrage at the civilian deaths and held out hope that negotiations would end the fighting."I don't want the American people...
Despite Appearances, Season Isn't over Yet
WHY, why, why so many reruns? Is the TV season over so soon? No, but with the Important May Ratings Sweeps Period on the horizon, the networks are saving up new episodes of their popular (and even semi-popular) shows to air then, when they'll really...
Despite Attacks, Peace Is Closer, Rabin Insists Palestinian Assaults East Jerusalem Bus; 2 Israelis Hurt
Amid taunts and heckling from rightist legislators, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin told Parliament on Monday that peace was closer than ever despite attempts by extremists to thwart it.As Rabin spoke, a Palestinian armed with an ax and two firebombs wounded...
Down 1-0 to Stars, Blues Hope Return of Miller Will Help
In the two games before suffering a pulled abdominal muscle, Blues winger Kevin Miller had played in Nelson Emerson's old spot at right wing on the No. 1 line with Craig Janney and Brendan Shanahan.The Blues whipped Chicago 5-1 and crushed Los Angeles...
Duchesne `Royalty' to Model Fashions from World Fair Annual Show, Luncheon Saturday to Benefit Student Endowments
Two current students who have been crowned queens at Duchesne High School will join 10 former school queens in modeling fashions from the era of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at a fashion show and luncheon Saturday at the school."I'm very excited and...
Ellison Felt U.S. Pulse in `Invisible Man' 2nd Novel, in Manuscript, Far Different from '52 Hit
NOW THAT Ralph Ellison is gone, his second novel still only a manuscript, he is in danger of being remembered by one or two unfortunate labels. He was a "black" writer, a chronicler of the "black experience." He was a one-shot novelist, another Margaret...
Emba Champions Still Winning VFW Post 2866 Opens 1994 Season by Blasting St. Charles White Sox 9-0
The VFW Post 2866 team of the East Missouri Baseball Association has picked up right where it left off.The defending EMBA champs, VFW opened the 1994 season Sunday, beating the host St. Charles White Sox 9-0."We looked real, real smooth," VFW manager...
End the Arms Embargo in Bosnia
The imminent fall of the Muslim enclave of Gorazde in Bosnia-Herzegovina signals the failure of the United Nations' policy of "safe areas." After promising a year ago to protect safe areas, the United Nations tried to deter Serbian aggression by two...
Facing Death Books, Movies - Even Fashion - Are Addressing a Subject Americans Used to Avoid
MODERN-DAY Americans have been as repressed about death as the Victorians were about sex, or so say the thanatologists, those academics who delve into all aspects of death - medical, psychological and social.But suddenly death seems to have gone from...
Fixing Charities' Books May Make Them Worse
When you get a fund-raising letter from a charity, read it closely.Does it ask you to write to the White House in support of a particular law? Does it list four "dietary guidelines to lower cancer risk"?Believe it or not, such tips may be a substantial...
Flooded Families Mop Up Many Will Rebuild, Put Faith in Levee'
Kathy Wideman of Valley Park cleaned her dream kitchen Monday with a muddy shovel."This was the hardest thing to look at," she said. "I did OK looking at the other rooms, but when I saw this, I was hysterical. I sat down and cried. My dream kitchen had...
Flood Victims to Rebuild Home, Dream Many Will Rebuild, Put Faith in Levee
Kathy Wideman of Valley Park cleaned her dream kitchen Monday with a muddy shovel."This was the hardest thing to look at," she said. "I did OK looking at the other rooms, but when I saw this, I was hysterical. I sat down and cried. "My husband worked...
Gamblers Borrow Millions When the Chips Are Down
Gamblers needing credit borrowed $115 million last year from Illinois' floating casinos - $4.6 million of it from boats in the Metro East area - which critics call an invitation to disaster for compulsive gamblers.Casino owners said the practice, legal...
Gephardt Drops Nomination for Federal Bench Federal Magistrate Perry Is New Nominee
At the request of the White House, House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt withdrew Judge Gary M. Gaertner as his recommended nominee for a federal judgeship Monday.Gephardt simultaneously submitted a new nominee, federal Magistrate Catherine Perry,...
Gorazde Naked to Serb Attack U.N. Official Predicts Catastrophe
Confounded by Bosnian Serb guns they cannot silence, international mediators and U.N. officials acknowledged Monday that there was nothing they could do for the terrorized Muslim enclave of Gorazde."The town is at their mercy," said the U.N. commander...
Grand Jury Seeks Data on Mobucks Records Subpoenaed from Term of Ex-Treasurer Wendell Bailey
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records on low-interest loans and on employees in the administration of former Missouri Treasurer Wendell Bailey, his successor said Monday.The subpoenas demanded records for the MoBucks low-interest loan program covering...
Grim Treatment of Death Offers Some Hope, Too
HOW WE DIE Reflections on Life's Final Chapter By Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D. 269 pages, Alfred A. Knopt, $24</P><P>DR. SHERWIN NULAND describes "life's final chapter" right down to the expiration of the last living cell. Not once, but...
Harsh Lesson at 14 Started Taylor's Journey to Top
Aaron Taylor's version of Beach Blanket Bingo wasn't a hit back home."We went to the beach and got drunk with a couple girls," Taylor said. "I showed up at 7 o'clock in the morning. My mother worked nights, and I thought I could beat her home."He didn't....
High Court Will Weigh Law for Gun-Free Schools
The Supreme Court stepped into the national debate over gun control Monday, saying it will consider reviving a federal ban on possession of guns within 1,000 feet of any school.The justices agreed to decide whether a federal appeals court erred when...
Honor Roll
The following pupils at Fort Zumwalt North Middle School have made the honor roll for the second quarter of the school year. The school at 210 Virgil Street in O'Fallon is in the Fort Zumwalt School District.Requirements are that a pupil have an overall...
House Coalition Kills Carnahan-Griffin Health Bill
House Speaker Bob F. Griffin and Gov. Mel Carnahan lost their battle Monday to revamp the state's health-insurance system.The House voted 91-61 against the plan. A bipartisan coalition united to kill it.Afterward, Griffin, D-Cameron, said he would keep...
House Members Urge Bst Inquiry Conflict Alleged in Three FDA Officials' Past Work for Monsanto
Three House members are alleging that there is "strong evidence" that the Food and Drug Administration improperly allowed officials who previously had connections to Monsanto Co. to participate in federal approval of Monsanto's new dairy hormone.The...
Housing Sweeps Destroy Rights
Imagine the police have just busted into your apartment. One moment you are sitting and watching television, then - Bam! - without saying more than two words to you - and I don't mean "Good morning" - police in riot helmets pour into your home...
How Much Do You Know about Money?
Americans are not very optimistic about their financial future.The majority of Americans say they often worry about money. Nearly half of them say that an unexpected bill of $1,000 would be a big problem. And fully 47 percent say they think more often...
Illini Add Spring to Tepper's Step in Orange-Blue Tilt
A spring football game gives players an opportunity to show the coaches what they can do in "game" situations.And Illinois coach Lou Tepper doesn't want to diminish expectations that may have risen after Saturday's annual Orange & Blue Game at Memorial...
Illinois Pension Fund at Issue in Campaign
For the past five years, Illinois ignored a law requiring the state to fully fund five pension plans for state workers.Now, with the governor's race gearing up, there are two separate plans to wipe out a $14 billion debt in the pension systems.Gov. Jim...
Indians Tie for a Title, but Lose Invitational in Playoff at Extra Hole
The Wentzville High golf team came close to winning the Warrenton Invitational last week.The Indians tied Columbia Hickman for the team title. But the Kewpies won the playoff."As far as I'm concerned, we tied and then played the extra hole for the trophy,"...
Justice Dept. Sues Apartments Three Complexes in Mehlville Area Discriminate against Blacks, It Says
The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit Monday against three Mehlville-area apartment complexes alleging that managers willingly rent to whites but turn blacks away.The department filed the suit after repeatedly sending black and white testers to several...
Kidder, Peabody Fires Ace Trader in Scandal
Kidder, Peabody & Co.'s dismissal of its head government bond trader after uncovering a "phantom" trading scheme sent ripples through Wall Street Monday.But while the scandal was viewed by some as the biggest since the Treasury auction cheating scam...
Kmox Beats the Rush with `Rush' Guidelines
NOW THEN: Anticipating a deluge of phone calls with the KMOX debut of Rush Limbaugh, program director Tom Langmyer provided staffers with some helpful hints. Among the instructions:If the caller accuses Limbaugh of being a racist, tell the person: "Mr....
Libertarian Who Took Pot Shots at City Hall Takes Aim at Congress U.S. Senate Race Gives Party Its First Contested Statewide Primary
AFTER YEARS OF shaking things up at City Hall, Rickey Jamerson says it's time he took on Congress.Jamerson is running for the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian. On Aug. 2, Missouri's Libertarian Party will have its first contested statewide primary when Jamerson...
Long Balls Bury Cards 7-1 Atlanta Pummels Sutcliffe Early, Improves to 13-1
Everybody keeps saying the Atlanta Braves can't win 161 games this season. But they're the only team that still has a chance.The Braves, returning triumphantly from a trip that raised their road record to 10-0, did something they hadn't done in all of...
Luebkemann: Word Man Extraordinaire
LAST YEAR, John Luebkemann ranked No. 34 in the world.This year, he slid some 60 places."It happened," he said, with a shrug. "A couple of bad tournaments. I'll get it back. I play again Memorial Day."John plays Scrabble. The 29-year-old actuary from...
Man Who Ran Topless Clubs Dies Lowrie Faced Charges of Money Laundering
Lung disease has killed a man who brought the PT's and Roxy's topless clubs to the Metro East area and was under indictment for allegedly laundering prostitution profits through those businesses.Harold W. "Hal" Lowrie, 58, of Arvada, Colo., died in Denver...
Mayor, Chief Praise Anti-Crime Effort
Mayor Grace M. Nichols and Police Chief David King are applauding efforts of 300 mayors and police chiefs who traveled from across the nation to Washington last week to lobby Congress to pass an anti-crime bill.Nichols said the U.S. Conference of Mayors...
Mcdonnell Earnings Push Stock Up $2.62
McDonnell Douglas Corp. reported record operating income of $259 million for its first quarter and predicted even better results for the rest of the year."Our first quarter has normally been our weakest quarter, and we think that will be the case for...
Ministering Hugs to Troubled Teens
TEARS RAN down the teen-ager's face as his friends sang "Happy Birthday." Afterward they all shared cake and ice cream in the cafeteria of the St. Louis County Detention Center."He had never had a birthday cake before, never had anyone sing to him on...
Mobucks Program Probed Grand Jury Targets Wendell Bailey Era
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records on low-interest loans and on employees in the administration of former Missouri Treasurer Wendell Bailey, his successor said Monday.The subpoenas demanded records for the MoBucks low-interest loan program covering...
Mom Shoots Down the Thrill Son Got from Game
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, Sharon Anhalt took her 10-year-old son, Russell, and one of his 10-year-old pals to Exhilarama, an amusement arcade in Crestwood Plaza.The boys wanted to play "LaserEx." On the $4 admission ticket, the game is billed as "a game of...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A Broken Record: West Indian cricket batsman BRIAN LARA completed a world record single-innings score of 375 Monday in St. John's Antigua, beating the 365 hit by countryman Sir GARY SOBERS 36 years ago.In American sports terms, Lara's record would be...
NATO Strikes Played into Serbs' Hands Gorazde Siege Shows Weaknesses
IN CONDUCTING limited air strikes to defend the Muslim enclave of Gorazde last week, Western military commanders played the game the way the Bosnian Serbs hoped they would - and lost.NATO carried out the first two airstrikes in its 45-year history, but...
Network Smooths Bumps in Road of Health Care
To see what health care might look like in the future, you might take a look at the Wisconsin Health Information Network.For a year now, the network has served as an information highway linking hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, ambulance services, laboratories,...
New Bar Falsified Information on Liquor Application, State Says
A new country and western club in Earth City was rejected for a state liquor license in part because it did not initially disclose its close ties to a man charged in a bribery scheme involving prostitution and topless clubs in St. Clair County, a state...
Northside Housing Opposed
St. Charles is opposing a plan for low - and moderate-income housing along Highway 370 on the city's northern border.Mayor Grace M. Nichols sent a letter last week to the Missouri Housing Development Commission to specify the reasons behind the administration's...
Obituaries
Jesse E. SmithJesse E. Smith, 69, of O'Fallon, died Monday (April 18, 1994) at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Creve Coeur after a lengthy illness.Mr. Smith was retired. He was the longtime owner and president of O'Fallon Lumber and Supply Co. He was a...
Of Interest: Questions and Answers on How the Fed Works
The Federal Reserve raised interest rates Monday for the third time in three months. Following is a series of questions and answers about the Fed. *****Q. Why has the Fed raised interest rates three times this year?A. After cutting...
Olympic Spirit Moved Stastny to a Big Goal
For most of his 14 years in the National Hockey League, Peter Stastny was mislabeled as a Czech defector."I always say I'm Slovak," said Stastny, who signed as a free agent last month with the Blues.Even Americans familiar with Czechoslovakia - it was...
Parkway West Senior, Home Schooler Gain Top Prizes in Honors Division
A senior at Parkway West High School and a 13-year-old home school student who says she's working at a 10th-grade level won the top prizes in the honors division at the 47th annual Greater St. Louis Science Fair.Kevin Jones, 17, and Mary Clavenna, 13,...
People
More turmoil for ROSEANNE ARNOLD. She filed Monday for divorce from her husband of four years, actor TOM ARNOLD.Seems that the two got into a shouting match Friday on the set of "Roseanne" - a tidbit quickly seized upon by Daily Variety and the Hollywood...
Police Say Two Murders Were Preventable
The alleged trigger man accused in two killings probably would have been behind bars then if he'd been charged in a February street robbery, authorities said Tuesday.Police considered the robbery arrest a solid case, but an assistant St. Louis Circuit...
Prime Jumps as Fed Nudges Interest Rates
Big banks hiked the prime lending rate by half a percentage point Monday. Stock prices skidded and bonds plunged as the Federal Reserve once again tapped the brakes on the U.S. economic engine.Consumers can expect higher interest on home equity loans,...
Put It on the P.A
Five students at Wentzville High School recently took part in the Rotary Clubs' annual Student Government Day in Jefferson City. The students, sponsored by the Wentzville Rotary, were Sam Anselm, Sara Berrey, Carrie Farrell, Brad Lear and Jenny Wunderle.Among...
Raines Hits 3 Hrs as White Sox Romp
As Tim Raines trotted to the dugout after his third home run of the game, Frank Thomas vowed that he'd hit a homer just to make sure Raines didn't get too cocky."I told him I've got to hit a homer the last time up or else he would talk all day," said...
Records Tumble at Boston Ndeti, Pippig Smash Course Standards
No one ever called the Boston Marathon course fast. Until Monday.Under ideal weather conditions, Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya smashed the Boston record in defending his men's title, and Uta Pippig of Germany broke the women's mark.In addition, Bob Kempainen...
Redskins Sign Qb; Oilers Lineman Jumps to Packers
John Friesz became a Washington Redskin on Monday and Sean Jones became a Green Bay Packer as National Football League teams continued their shakedown to get ready for Sunday's draft.Friesz, a one-time starter for the San Diego Chargers, signed a one-year,...
Salvation Army, Red Cross Appeal for Volunteers to Help Clean Up
Where are the volunteers? asks Gary Laws, the Salvation Army's director of flood relief for Missouri and southern Illinois."Today, we have 26 volunteers, and we need 400," Laws said Monday. Laws speculated that Midwesterners were tiring of floods and...
Scott AFB Project Brings $30 Million for Housing
Federal officials handed over $30 million Monday to replace a military housing complex at Scott Air Force Base that will be demolished for a commercial airport being built there.In a ceremony overlooking a 2-mile-wide area cleared for the new runway...
Secondary Division Winners in Science Fair
Following are the winners in the secondary division of the 47th annual Greater St. Louis Science Fair, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park and the St. Louis County Department of Parks...
Second Opinion on Baby Proved to Be the Cure
Dear Ann Landers: Please tell the parents of newborns that if their baby is miserable most of the time, they need to ASK QUESTIONS. My baby was born premature by emergency Cesarean. He was a mess - tremors, arms and legs flailing, tongue thrusting, back...
Senior-Strong Trojans Aiming to Avoid Last Year's Stumble
The Trojans of Buchanan High of Troy made some steady progress under first-year coach Chris Chaney last season.But Troy also suffered one of the season's most unusual defeats.Playing St. Charles in the district semifinals, the Trojans led 9-1 in the...
Show's over for Arsenio Hall
Arsenio Hall is quitting his fading television talk show, which fell victim in ratings and prestige to late-night competitors David Letterman and Jay Leno.The final "whoof, whoof, whoof" - "The Arsenio Hall Show's" trademark audience-rouser - will sound...
Sports Shorts
Fab Five Minus Two: Howard Opts For NBAJuwan Howard, the first of the Fab Five, became the second to leave the University of Michigan before graduating.Howard announced Monday that he will pass up his senior season and enter the National Basketball...
Sports Shorts
Fab Five Minus Two: Howard Opts For NBAJuwan Howard, the first of the Fab Five, became the second to leave the University of Michigan before graduating.Howard announced Monday that he will pass up his senior season and enter the National Basketball...
Spotlight
Grace Hughes-Manor, 17, Junior, Fort Zumwalt NorthWorking as the features editor on the school newspaper as much as 20 hours a week after class is stressful, says Grace Hughes-Manor, but "it's a good kind of stressful. It's enjoyable, and you get to...
`Spunk' Showcases Young Actors with Promise
THE wit and insight of Zora Neale Hurston's short stories combined with the dramatic ability of George C. Wolfe make "Spunk" a sardonic, wryly funny, sometimes-bitter look at male-female relationships in three different settings. The short plays, benefiting...
State Says Bar Falsified Liquor Application Data
A new country and western club in Earth City was rejected for a state liquor license in part because it did not initially disclose its close ties to a man charged in a bribery scheme involving prostitution and topless clubs in St. Clair County, a state...
Storm Water Fuels Creek, Council Told Utility Board Considered to Take Action on Issue
More than 30 years ago, Mary and Bob Keller built their house on what now is the end of Westminister Avenue in St. Charles. They say Boschert Creek has been washing away their back yard for more than a decade as surrounding development intensified."Our...
`Streams for Future" Shows Tributaries Umbrella Program Spinning off into Wide Range of Conservation Initiatives
Missouri's trend-setting "Streams For the Future" is taking off. Different parts of the program are multiplying the benefits of others, according to Rich Wehnes, stream coordination supervisor for the Missouri Department of Conservation.Streams For the...
Street Kids Can Learn, Says Teacher of Year
Teacher Sandra McBrayer's first job is making sure her students have what they need to live another day. Her second is convincing them that she loves them. With a student body composed exclusively of children living alone on the streets, it's not always...
Stroke Puts Nixon in Hospital
Former President Richard M. Nixon suffered a stroke early Monday evening as he was preparing for dinner and was rushed to New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, his spokeswoman said.Nixon, 81, the only American president to resign his office, was...
Summer Events Past and Present
Anniversaries of great occasions are news events that can be covered with care. Assignment editors, who rarely have the luxury of dealing with the expected, are rubbing their hands at 1994's summer of commemoration.First: June 3, 1994, is the fifth anniversary...
Teacher Jump-Started Science Fair Winner Student, 18, Honored for Bacteria Research
Stacey Thompson credits a teacher with inspiring her award-winning project at the 47th annual Greater St. Louis Science Fair."Ken Smith III, my chemistry teacher, got me started," Thompson said. "I've really enjoyed the work I've done so far, and I intend...
Telemedicine Can Be a Lifeline
Mr. R, a middle-aged man, is brought unconscious into a rural emergency room. It looks like cardiac arrest, and his physician is soon able to revive him. Some aspects of Mr. R's condition make her wonder - this may be more complicated than it seems....
The Quick Fix for Crime
In the latest installment of the latest media feeding frenzy, Michael Fay's mother has arrived in Singapore with petitions she says have been signed by thousands of Americans asking for clemency for her son. Her 18-year-old has been sentenced to be beaten...
Trojanettes Break out of Slump Consolation Title at Washington/borgia Tournament Ends 21-Game Drought
For awhile, Leo Pagano figured he was in for another long season.The soccer coach at Buchanan High in Troy, Pagano saw his young team struggle through an 0-15 season last year. And this year, the Trojanettes started 0-6."We got off to a slow start, but...
Twa, Others Cutting Summer Fares
Airlines are slashing air fares as much as 40 percent in an effort to get the vacation travel season off to an early and busy start.Trans World Airlines Inc., the dominant airline at Lambert Field in St. Louis, jumped into the latest price war Monday...
Two-Vote Defeat Prompts Call for 2nd Tax Election
Voters in Wright City probably will be asked to decide again on a sales tax to pay for park improvements.By a two-vote margin, voters this month rejected the tax of one-fourth of 1 percent. Because the tax failed by only two votes, city officials are...
Under Singapore's Strict Laws, Even Gum Chewing Is Banned
ONE WORD describes what makes Singapore work: discipline.And Lee Kuan Yew gets most of the credit for steadfastly pursuing that ethic in turning a colonial backwater into a glittering economic success.Lee governed for 31 years after independence from...