St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 9, 1994

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30-Day Finance Reports to Board List Amounts Raised, Spent for Elections
The campaign committee that successfully persuaded voters in the Rockwood School District to increase taxes owes nearly $34,000 to the consulting company that helped it, a campaign finance report shows.The money should go to the Unicom Group of St. Louis,...
9-Year-Old Cook Makes Dad Flip over Flapjacks
MOST COOKS SAY they would welcome help in the kitchen. But when the help arrives, the cook gets territorial.That is what happened to me the other morning when I shared kitchen duties with our 9-year-old son. Too many cooks almost spoiled the pancakes.I...
Adding Uninsured Would Raise Cost 2 Pct., Study Says
GIVING THE 37 million uninsured Americans the same access to doctors and hospitals as others would boost the nation's health-care bill by $20 billion, or 2 percent, two researchers say.Uninsured people already receive $40 billion worth of hospital and...
Aden Ready to Fall, North Yemen Claims
Northern Yemen claimed its troops had battled toward the outskirts of Aden, the southern stronghold, where the rival leadership ordered a general mobilization Sunday to defend the city.In a radio broadcast, the south denied the claims. But northern officials...
Advancements on Rental Car Safety Are Already Here
Business travelers who drive off in a rental car can feel increasingly sure they aren't moving targets for modern day highwaymen.And the industry is looking at some high-tech ways for help if crime should strike anyway.After well-publicized violence...
Albers Is on Course for a Volleyball Fest
As Easter breaks go, Amy Albers had a much more smashing time this year than last.Albers, a 6-foot junior at Washington University, went to the U.S. Olympic Festival volleyball trials in Dallas.Last week, she learned that she was the only NCAA Division...
An Astonishing Career DNA Discoverer Francis Crick Turns His Attention to the Mysteries of Human Consciousness
FRANCIS CRICK, who made one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century, has steered clear of the political battles that many scientific titans aspire to after achieving fame."It's not something I would have predicted at the time," says Crick,...
Anita Hill Predicts Fairer Deal for Clinton's Accuser
The woman who filed a sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton may get a fairer hearing than did Anita Hill when she testified in 1991 about alleged harassment by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Hill said Sunday.The suit filed by...
Aseptic Necrosis: Blood-Deprived Bone Crumbles
Dear Dr. Donohue: My wife was having hip trouble. When she went in, the doctor ordered X-rays, which came back showing a crumbled hip bone at the top. The doctor said it was aseptic necrosis. Can you help unscramble this? What happened to her hip to...
As Term Limits Self-Destruct
Decades from now, when term limits are given their legitimate place as a loony footnote to 20th-century political history, some alert scholar may want to look back to South Pasadena, Fla., as the place where they began to self-destruct, and to Fred G....
A Worrisome Examination of Some Sickly `Growth'
Maybe you are like me. You scratch your head in bewilderment every time someone calls the economy "strong." Usually the culprit is a politician, whose interests are clearly in making people feel better than they should.Or maybe the person making the...
Banks Are Charging More, Higher Fees
If you think your bank is charging you more these days, you're right.</P><P>Banks are charging customers more for everything from using automatic teller machine to bouncing checks, as they seek new forms of revenue.</P><P>The...
Bar-B-Q Tops for Barbecue Lover
Warmer weather gives many people an urge to get their hands dirty - digging in the garden, or sliding on the softball diamond, or crawling through a cave, or cleaning freshly caught fish. As for me, I'd rather have them stained with barbecue sauce.Stains...
Beans-and-Rice Meal Starts at the Salad Bar
WHEN IT COMES to Monday-through-Friday meals, no recipe can have too few ingredients or be made too quickly. Prepared foods, products designed to cook quickly and supermarket salad bars help time-pressed cooks in this menu.For the quickest preparation,...
Benedict Resigns Top Post Superintendent Sets Plan to Vacate Job by July 1
Gary C. Benedict has resigned as superintendent of the Affton School District.In a one-sentence letter to the School Board, Benedict said the resignation would be effective no later than July 1, says board vice president Dave Eding.The board accepted...
Be Prepared for Update of Will
Q. I have an old will and, as my husband has passed away and my children are grown, I've been thinking of seeing an attorney to update my will. What should I do to get ready? Whenever I meet with my accountant, I have to go through all my old records...
Big Day in Gaza, but New PLO Force a No-Show Mood Sours after Police Halted at Border
Palestinians eager for self-rule packed the streets of their main border towns Sunday waiting for advance units of the first PLO police force. But their hopes fizzled when no police officers appeared.The only hint of pending Palestinian self-rule was...
Billboard Busters Hold Rally Neighborhood Groups Push for Legislature to Draw Line on Signs in Some Areas
St. Louis residents who for years have been battling blight in five historic neighborhoods see another threat - highway billboards.They say a billboard near a home drastically reduces the property's value.At a rally Saturday morning about 75 residents...
Bill Debated on Full-Time Executive Proposal Draws Varied Responses from Candidates for Top Position
Candidates for the job of St. Charles County Executive have expressed widely varying opinions about a bill that seeks to ensure that the County Executive work full time for the county.Passage of the bill by the County Council would put the issue on the...
Bond Market Timers Have a Poor Performance Chart
In theory, bond investors can take advantage of broad, long-term market moves to lock in high interest rates as prices are on the way down. Then they can pick up extra capital gains by selling their bonds and bond funds when rates are at or near bottom...
Break's an Eye-Opener for 10 Juniors Who Worked in Mexican Village
Villa Duchesne student Emily Boyce says she volunteered for a working trip to a poor village in Mexico during spring break to learn more about the challenges others face.She was among 10 Villa juniors and two chaperones who traveled to a remote area...
Briefs
TEXAS Voters Reject Benefits For Gay Partners</P><P>Residents of Austin, Texas, voted by a wide margin Saturday to repeal health benefits for live-in partners of homosexual and non-married city workers.</P><P>Passage of the...
Briefs
NATION TEXAS Voters Reject Benefits For Gay Partners</P><P>Residents of Austin, Texas, voted by a wide margin Saturday to repeal health benefits for live-in partners of homosexual and non-married city workers.</P><P>Passage...
Bucks Stop Here Mark Twain Reaches Top Rank for the Third Consecutive Year
For the third year in a row, Mark Twain Bancshares Inc. took the top spot among big St. Louis banks ranked by profitability.Mark Twain earned $1.47 for every $100 it made in loans and other investments last year - a very high return.Other big St. Louis...
Bullentin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Exterior Wholesale & More has opened with with years of experience in landscaping and closet design and installation. Phone: 314-838-2691.</P><P>Rosalind Thomas, a former teacher in St. Louis and Normandy, ...
Buyout Program Progressing, Officials Say
Bellefontaine Neighbors hopes to be the first Missouri city to complete its flood-buyout program, with help from a firm officials hired to administer the program.The firm, R.J.K. Inc., hopes by year's end to conclude the buyout and demolition of 20 houses...
By a Wide Margin Roosevelt Financial Leads Profit Parade
Celebrated stickup man Willie Sutton was right.As far as profit margins are concerned, banks were where the money was last year.Thanks to the generous spread between their borrowing costs and lending rates, banks and S&Ls had six of the 10 fattest...
Candidates Hop aboard Immigration Issue Illegal Aliens More Resented Now, Polls Say
FROM HAITIAN REFUGEES to welfare reform, immigration is swiftly becoming a flashpoint in American politics.Questions about non-citizens once were the domain of border towns and the few states that absorbed their costs. But as Americans turn inward and...
Cardamon in Any Color Can Add Spice to Your Life
`IT IS SAID that a poor man in Saudi Arabia would rather forgo his rice than give up his cardamom," writes Frederic Rosengarten Jr. in "The Book of Spices" (Pyramid Books). Hyperbole perhaps, but the saying indicates the high regard in which much of...
Cards Fail in Clutch, Fall to Mets in 3-2 Loss, Redbirds Can't Deliver Men from 2nd, 3rd
The Cardinals had one hit in six at-bats with men in scoring position Sunday. This, unfortunately for them, is only slightly under their average for the season.The Cardinals got seven bases on balls but only two hits in a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets...
Casino Business - It's a Gamble
Name the company that, in its first year of eligibility for the Post-Dispatch 50, placed 12th on the list of the top 25 public companies. It outranked such companies as Laclede Gas, Pet and Venture.But next year, it will be lucky to make the list.President...
Celebrity Bleaching Kits Only Whiten Tooth Enamel
Dear Tooth Doctors: I've been trying to whiten my teeth using a home whitening system for the past month. I've noticed that my teeth have not lightened much. Am I wasting my time and money? E.R., FlorissantIf you're using one of the systems marketed...
Champ Coach to Appear on Disney Show
Cathleen Buller has coached her share of regional and state championship volleyball teams. Now she's in the running for a national championship of her own.Buller, a physical education and gifted pupils' teacher at Germantown Elementary School, is one...
Chaos' End: Software Brings Order to Complex System
Daddy is supposed to pick Johnny up from day care on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but by no means on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.Daddy and Mommy are divorced. In this hypothetical example, Johnny stays with them on alternate days.Daddy decides to pick up...
Chocoholics Chip in to Find Lost Cookie
OOPS. . . . We had no luck when we searched our files for Mrs. Fields' recipe for chocolate chip cookies with sour cream, which Kathleen Judd of St. Louis had requested.Fortunately, many readers had clipped the recipe when it appeared four years ago....
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Nooney-Krombach represented both parties in the lease of 52,556 square feet of space to India Exotics Inc. from PMR America West II.Nooney-Krombach represented Weston Inc. in the lease of 15,013 square feet of additional office space at 969 Executive...
Companies Made Enough to Send Missouri to Hawaii
The Post-Dispatch 50 produced enough money last year to run 17 Hondurases or 13 Tanzanias, or six Vietnams or two Irelands.The $89 billion in revenue from the Post-Dispatch 50 is more than the gross domestic products of dozens of developing nations.The...
Company Index
The index shows where a company appears in a chart, story or profile.-A-A- A.G. Edwards: 8, 9, 17, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 34, 44, 50, 67 Allied Healthcare: 8, 16, 26, 27, 29, 33 AT&T: 42 Angelica: 26, 29, 38, 44, 67 Anheuser-Busch: 16, 17, 26,...
Council Ponders Modified Bill on Scalping
Brokers could re-sell tickets to rock concerts and other nonsports attractions for as much as double the face value under a weakened ticket scalping bill before the St. Louis County Council.The sponsor, Councilman Kurt Odenwald, R-Shrewsbury, had initially...
Course-Record 71 Boosts Tennessean
Ping Invitational organizer Jerry Waitulavich said he knew why Dan Green is a "world-class player" as soon as he finished a practice round with him Friday."He was always in the fairway and he didn't miss a green," said Waitulavich, a St. Louisan. "He...
Crime and Complexity: Truth in Sentencing
THIS IS NOT another essay on traveling vandal Michael Fay and his flayed buttocks, although I have to begin by taking some credit that he felt the sting of only four lashes last week instead of six.I feel pretty sure that the sentence was reduced to...
Dan Quayle `Standing Firm'
The message a reader takes away from former Vice President Dan Quayle's new book, "Standing Firm," is this: He is running for president, with the Christian conservatives, against the press - and without the insignia of the Bush administration.Quayle...
Disgruntled Hungarian Voters Elect Socialists to Government
Former Communists swept from power four years ago won a national election Sunday as Hungarians looked for answers to economic troubles.With more than 97 percent of the ballots counted, the Hungarian Socialist Party had won 33 percent of the popular vote....
Don't Just Play with a Spreadsheet, Find a Customer
The other day I came across an item I'd saved from an old Esquire magazine.It tells of the time Mike Wallace passed out while on an airplane. With him was Don Hewitt, the man who originated the television program "60 Minutes." Hewitt, thinking Wallace...
Douglass, Coody Win Legends
Dale Douglass and Charles Coody waltzed to a 7-shot victory in the 1990 Legends of Golf.They had to work much harder Sunday in Austin, Texas, where they won the Senior PGA Tour event a second time.After losing a 2-shot lead and falling a stroke behind...
Dredging of Ditch Should Ease Flooding for East St. Louisans
Dry land's ahead for East St. Louisans and others in the American Bottoms who are starting to feel seasick.By this time next year, the dredging of Harding Ditch probably will be underway, says Walter "Shang" Greathouse, who runs the Metro East Sanitary...
Drew Carey Braves Elvis Fans with His Hard-Edged Humor
Being in a television sit-com doesn't guarantee a packed house, as Drew Carey discovered at the Westport Playhouse Saturday night. Still, to his enthusiastically vocal fans, the star of "The Good Life" demonstrated why he was picked for the show.He is...
Drop-Out List Includes Some of St. Louis' Biggest Firms
A glance at this year's Post-Dispatch 50 suggests that the mighty have fallen.McDonnell Douglas Corp. and Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., the two biggest businesses in St. Louis, are missing from the list of the area's top publicly held companies.Both were...
Elevating Earnings Esco Electronics Leads in Profit Growth
Esco Electronics Corp.'s spectacular returns in 1993 put it in first place in profit growth among public St. Louis companies after having earned the comeback-of-the-year title in 1992.Esco's 322 percent gain in operating profit put it well ahead of...
Empowerment to the People
A new approach to urban revival begins later this year when the Clinton administration awards $100 million "empowerment" grants to six cities. The money will allow them to address a range of social and economic problems on an unprecedented scale.St....
Every Label Tells a Story
If Dr. David Kessler, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, retired tomorrow, he would have earned the lasting gratitude of consumers across the country.Thanks to Dr. Kessler, and the FDA's new food labels, Americans will have a much...
Ex-Victim Helping Others Find Shelter
Tammy Mathews remembers the night nearly 11 years ago when she first learned about shelters for abused women.Living in Oklahoma at the time, Mathews was married and was a victim of domestic violence. She had been beaten several times by her husband.One...
`Fair in the Square' Set; Music, Crafts, Art Scheduled
One of the oldest street fairs in St. Louis will get under way Sunday in an area just south of City Hall in University City.The street fair, called Fair in the Square, will take place from noon until 5:30 p.m. in the area bordered by Delmar Boulevard...
Few Schools Expanding Kindergartens State Aid Falls Short, Most Districts Say
Despite a new law that doubled state aid for kindergartens, only a few school districts in the St. Louis area are taking advantage of it and expanding their kindergartens to a full day this fall.The old law reimbursed districts for only a half day of...
First Sober Win Leaves Daly High and Dry
John Daly took another giant step on the long road back Sunday. He took an emotional walk across the minefield, from alcoholism, from suspension and, ultimately, from self-doubt, winning the BellSouth Classic at the Atlanta Country Club the way he has...
Florissant Woman Robbed in Home; 2 Teens Arrested
A woman was robbed and taped to a pole Saturday night in the basement of her home in Florissant by her boyfriend's son and another youth, Florissant police said Sunday.The woman, Terri Lynn Cretton, 45, a postal clerk, discovered the intruders when she...
Footnotes
Data Collection</P><P>The information was collected and analyzed by MZ Group, a business analysis and database publishing firm in San Francisco headed by Mansoor Zakaria. Research was directed by Sheryl Hamlin.</P><P>MZ Group...
Francis Howell Wins Gac Tennis Title
The Francis Howell High tennis team found itself in an awkward position Friday afternoon.Playing in the Gateway Athletic Conference championships at Fort Zumwalt South, the Vikings were forced into the role of spectators as the tournament wound down."We'd...
From the Dark Side of Divorce Unmailed Letters to Her Ex Become Novel for Writer
AFTER reading the first page of Susan Dundon's new book, "To My Ex-Husband," you find yourself wondering: Did Dundon really "do" this? Did Dundon really feel this way?"The other night I walked up the road to the house where you and the children and I...
Full Load Twa Burdened with Debt as It Attempts Comeback
Several other St. Louis companies are bigger borrowers, but Trans World Airlines Inc. is so highly leveraged that its debt ratio is at an altitude far above other local corporations.No other public St. Louis company comes close to TWA's debt-to-equity...
Go for Gin Will Go for the Preakness
Saturday, it was roses for trainer Nick Zito. Sunday, it was The Handshake.Go For Gin brought home the posies for Zito in the Kentucky Derby. The second honor was extended by Charlie Whittingham, trainer of second-place Strodes Creek.Zito was talking...
Government Taking Another Stab at Lower Cable Rates
In six days, most cable television rates will change again, reflecting the government's second attempt in less than a year to reduce what people pay to watch cable TV.The rates charged by 90 percent of the nation's cable systems are supposed to drop...
Group Gives $4,487 for Children's Programs
The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association has awarded grants to seven programs that help children in the area.The $4,487 in grants came from the neighborhood's Historic Shaw Art Fair last fall. A second art fair is planned for Oct. 8 and 9.Programs...
Haitians Get U.S. Toehold but Change Is Not `Opening Up Floodgates,' Clinton Tells Public
President Bill Clinton sought to assure Americans on Sunday that his new Haiti policy would not lead to a tide of immigrants arriving on U.S. shores.He formally announced his new refugee policy in a White House Rose Garden news conference. A New York...
Haitians Get U.S. Toehold but Screenings at Sea Not Expected to Start for Weeks, Clinton Says
The United States will begin offshore screening of Haitian boat people seeking political asylum - but not for "some weeks," President Bill Clinton confirmed Sunday.In the meantime, the United States will continue sending back Haitians intercepted at...
Hancock II Prompts Wrangling Critics, Supporters Clash over Effect of Bill's Passage
Passage of the proposed Hancock II tax and spending-limitation proposal could take the state back to 1980, supporters and opponents indicated last week at a breakfast meeting of the West County Chamber of Commerce.For supporters, turning back the clock...
Harbors Discovered near Pyramids `It Changes History,' Says Antiquities Chief
Construction workers digging in a neighborhood near the Sphinx have found the remains of an ancient harbor where men and stones were ferried in to build the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops."It changes history, everything we've ever believed. It's a wonderful...
Health, Money Firms Score High A.G. Edwards Leads the Pack as 10 Newcomers Join the Top 25
In hockey, it's known as a hat trick.In baseball it's a three-bagger.In horse racing it's a trifecta.In St. Louis it's called A.G. Edwards Inc.For the third consecutive year, the local investment banking firm placed first in the Post-Dispatch's annual...
Hiring despite Knife, Mac Is Back as Top Employer
A survey of St. Louis' largest employers shows some improvements in retail employment and a continuing - but slower - decline in manufacturing jobs.Aerospace giant McDonnell Douglas Corp., with more than 24,000 workers, easily retained its position as...
Hoop Coaches Double Dribble Integrity Issue
One day University of New Orleans basketball coach Tim Floyd stood tall, told the world that "money isn't everything" and turned down the Iowa State job."I'd rather be bass fishing in New Orleans than ice fishing in Ames," Floyd quipped.The next day...
Howell Board Member Elsea to Face Crawford in House Race
Catherine Elsea, who was elected last month to a second term on the Francis Howell School Board, hopes to win a more elections this year.Elsea will be on the ballot Aug. 2 for the Democratic nomination for state representative from the 14th District....
Hungarian Voters Are Taking a New Look at Old Communists
Former Communists swept from power four years ago appeared to be winning a national election Sunday as Hungarians looked for answers to economic troubles.The Socialists, the renamed Communists who now profess democratic ideals, were ahead with 33 percent,...
Hungarian Voters Elect Socialists to Government
Former Communists swept from power four years ago won a national election Sunday as Hungarians looked for answers to economic troubles.With more than 97 percent of the ballots counted, the Hungarian Socialist Party had won 33 percent of the popular vote....
IRS Cracks Down on Deductions When You Are Seeking a Job
The law lays down some rough rules on deductions for job-search expenses. For starters, these expenses are allowable only if they are incurred to find a new job in the same line of work.Also, forget about any write-off if you claim the standard deduction....
Is Volatile India the Best New Place to Invest in a Fund?
Eaton Vance likes grabbing unique global investing opportunities. In late 1992, it introduced the Greater China Fund, and this year India has caught this fund family's eye.The Eaton Vance Traditional Greater India Fund is a new open-end equity fund that...
Jennings First City in Missouri to Face Housing Bias Lawsuit
Jennings has become the first city in Missouri to be singled out by the state attorney general for prosecution for housing and racial discrimination, says Attorney General Jay Nixon."This is the first time in history that I know of that we've used our...
Keeping Posted
Pauli Touts Our Town In N.Y.</P><P>Pauli & Co. is going to try to take a bite out of the Big Apple this week with a three-day conference there to tout 37 companies from St. Louis and elsewhere.</P><P>The investment firm,...
Knicks' Late Surge Beats Bulls 90-86
Anthony Mason's fastbreak layup with 48 seconds to play capped a New York rally from a 15-point second-half deficit Sunday, lifting the Knicks to a 90-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls in their Eastern Conference playoff opener.With the score 86-86,...
Late Birdie Gives Daly First Pga Win `in Sober Manner'
This time, victory felt altogether different for John Daly. He was clean and sober - and a champion."This is the first tournament I've won on the PGA Tour in a sober manner," he said Sunday after sinking a 5-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win...
Leaders Set Agenda for the Future Investment Called `Key' to Growth
Wright City business leaders believe the city is going to grow rapidly, and they want to give it some guidance."It's just a matter of time," said Richard Meyers, president of the Wright City Area Chamber of Commerce. "Wright City sits on Interstate 70....
Lease Provokes 3-Way Fight over Juicy Commission
Real estate broker Alex Berg is in a three-way fight over a juicy commission for an office lease. He says he is owed 45 percent, or $225,000, of a $500,000 commission on a deal involving James E. Frick Inc. and the Bakewell Corp.If the case isn't settled,...
Less Kiss-and-Tell, More Button-the-Lips
TRUST is a luxury for the rich and famous. If the bodyguards of President Clinton aren't revealing secrets about their boss, then Michael Jackson's housekeeper is holding a press conference and madam Heidi Fleiss is making her appointment book public.It...
Local Firm to Create Radio Campaign for Simpsons
Ay Caramba!"As television's bratty Bart Simpson would quip, "Don't have a cow, man," but Paul & Walt Worldwide, a St. Louis-based creative services agency, has been inked by Twentieth Television, a division of Fox Broadcasting, to create the national...
Logistics, PLO Bickering Stall New Gaza Police Guns Cross Border, but Self-Rule Must Wait
The transition from Israeli occupation to Palestinian autonomy for the Gaza Strip and Jericho stumbled Sunday over logistical problems and bickering among PLO leaders.The first shipment of weapons for the Palestinian police force in the self-rule areas,...
Longtime Roller Rink Closes Its Doors, but It Will Return - Newer, Fancier
For three generations, members of Kim Gutknecht's family have skated at Ron's Roller World and its predecessors in St. Louis.That era ended Saturday night when the rink at 120 East Catalan Street closed for public skating, with a seven-hour skating party...
Maintaining Countenance in the Face of Numbers
Pattonville High School did up its annual Math Day big this year. All day, students got the solid word from adults to whom math is crucial.For example, a second-period panel in Room 259 included a civil engineer, an imaging researcher, an electrical...
Mandela, Tutu `Forget the Past,' Embrace Future
Nelson Mandela pledged to forget the past as he joined thousands of countrymen in a reconciliation service Sunday, the eve of his election as South Africa's first black president."Nothing we can say can fully describe the misery of our people" during...
May Co. Executives' Pay Gained Up to 46 Pct. Last Year
Top executives at May Department Stores Co. might be tempted to celebrate big pay increases last year with a major shopping spree.The company's four highest officers reaped gains ranging from 16.1 percent to 45.9 percent in salary, bonus and long-term...
Mets' Personality Transplant Working
The New York Mets made most of their headlines in the clubhouses and in the parking lots last season when they lost 103 games and the organization lost a lot of its luster.But this year, the gentler, kinder - and more focused - Mets are off to a 16-14...
Michael Andretti Glad He's Back at Speedway
After being away from Indy-car racing for a year, Michael Andretti wasted little time reacquainting himself with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as practice began Sunday for the Indianapolis 500 on May 29.Andretti struggled with the McLaren team on the...
Ministers Protest Stance on Church Expansion
A group of St. Louis ministers appeared in force recently at the aldermanic meeting at City Hall to pray for, and protest against, Alderman Sharon Tyus.The 35 members of the St. Louis Clergy Coalition are angered that Tyus, D-20th Ward, has stymied two...
Missouri, Illinois Programs Can Help Buy House of Your Dreams
Here's help for people who don't make a lot of money, yet want to own a house.A new statewide Missouri program provides a tax credit of up to $2,000 for first-time house buyers of low-to-moderate means. Illinois has a similar program, but it's not available...
Moist Chocolate Treat Marks End of Novel Meal
WHEN SPRING rolls around each year, I know it is my turn to invite the nine other women in my book club to my house for dinner and a literary discussion.Because our get-togethers are always held on a weeknight, I knew the food must be the make-ahead...
Momesso's Ot Goal Gives Canucks 3-1 Series Lead
The Montreal Canadiens they're not, but the Vancouver Canucks are doing a good imitation of the spring-of-1993 Habs.The Canucks have won four consecutive overtime games in the playoffs, a season after Montreal set the record with 10 wins in sudden death.Sergio...
Monday Memo
Go ahead, take that extra pat of fattening REAL butter. Fire up the barbecue pit and enjoy your cholesterol-rich porksteaks. Pile on the sour cream. Order the extra-large french fries. You deserve it.After a decade of light, fat-free, low-calorie, low...
Money Talks in Missouri Senate
Few public policy issues have generated as much debate and indecision in the General Assembly in recent years as health-care reforms. During each legislative session, forward-looking lawmakers have drafted reforms to make health insurance more accessible...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
TONYA HARDING has a new career opportunity as a singer if she is interested. The figure skater has been invited to join a punk rock band.The White Trash Debutantes, which includes a 78-year-old grandmother and three male cross dressers, said it was negotiating...
Mother and Daughter Team Up for Pie
KAREN AND DEVON Klaus are more than just mother and daughter. They're best friends.No matter that there's a slight age difference. Devon is 7, soon to be 8, and in her first year at New City School. Her mother is "twenty-seventeen" and a children's programming...
Motorcycle Sales Cruising Again Nostalgic Baby Boomers Get Credit for Bike Boom
Thousands of male baby boomers, aiming for fun in their middle age, are lifting sales of big motorcycles across the country.Sales of growling muscle bikes, those with more than 750 cubic centimeters of engine size, are up 38 percent since 1989.Customers...
New Artwork Seeks to Link Passengers with Light Rail System
THREE NEW PIECES of art - tall, speedy and meant to be looked at - will show up at MetroLink stations in the next few weeks.All of the pieces refer somehow to their surroundings and, of course, to MetroLink, said Emily Blumenfeld, one of the organizers...