St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 22, 1993

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20-Somethings Need to Start Now
There's good reason why the music of young people often sounds a bit harsh and angry these days. It's tied to poor job opportunities, a weak economy, heavy college debts and generally lowered expectations. Worse yet, the drive for independence is often...
3-Game District Play Opens 2nd Season
The real high school football season begins tonight.Under the formula developed by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, member football teams are assigned to four-school playoff districts. And, for the next three weeks, those games...
A Death-Row Dog's Tale Gets Worldwide Audience
Talk about a dog's life. Taro is five years old and has spent more than half of it on death row, pacing back and forth while lawyers and Brigitte Bardot plead for mercy.Taro's tale has all the elements of a human drama on death row:The governor of New...
Altman's Take on the 'Burbs: Interwoven Ideas
"SHORT CUTS"Rating: R, nudity, language. Running time: 3:09.THE beginning is ominous, vaguely reminiscent of "Apocalypse Now." Mantis-like helicopters rumble toward Los Angeles, spewing chemical fog. Officials assure the populace by television that no...
Amtrak Crash Reveals Nationwide Issue: Battered Bridges
The most battered bridge in America appears to be a draw span that carries the Southern Pacific Railroad's main line over the Atchafalaya River near New Orleans and is on the route of Amtrak's Sunset Limited.Barges have rammed the 1,328-foot bridge hundreds...
Amtrak to Cut Service to Carbondale
Amtrak will stop running trains between St. Louis and Carbondale and will reduce its daily runs between St. Louis and San Antonio and Houston to three runs a week, officials said Thursday.The changes will begin Nov. 4 and will end Amtrak service to Belleville....
Another RV Parking Bill Debated
The RV debate may be starting all over again in St. Charles.After two years of haggling over where and how residents could park recreational vehicles, city officials adopted a compromise ordinance last year. But on Tuesday, the City Council voted 6-4...
A Quarrel with a Subtext of Life Itself
"THE QUARREL"No rating. Running time: 88 minutes.THIS IS a well-acted film in which old friends Chaim Kovler and Hersh Rasseyner spend nearly 1 1/2 hours arguing over deeply philosophic issues in a quarrel begun 15 years earlier when Kovler quit the...
A Small World? Not in California
Inside the make-believe kingdom of Disneyland, families of all varieties still line up to go through "It's a Small World," the sentimental celebration of international brotherhood. But outside the gates, California is suffering from serious symptoms...
Auburn's Bowden Plays One-Upmanship with His Dad
Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden's first words to the media after his Seminoles' victory over Virginia on Saturday seemed exaggerated."That's one of the biggest wins we've had around here in three or four years," Bowden said.But Bowden wasn't...
A Vote for Election Change
Over the past eight years, as director of elections for St. Louis County, I have had the opportunity to observe our system of democracy from a unique perspective. I've witnessed campaigns and elections for the presidency to those for local office. I...
Awareness Sought on Probation Services
Probation officers want the public to see probation as more than a slap on the wrist for criminals.That was the message coming out of a statewide conference of nearly 400 probation officers Thursday at the Holiday Inn at Collinsville. The probation officers...
Axl Rose Settles Suit on an Upbeat Note
Billy "Stump" Stephenson wanted more than $2 million in damages from rock star Axl Rose.When his suit was settled Thursday, Stephenson got what Rose, the leader of the heavy metal band Guns N' Roses, called "a very minimal figure" - and an autograph.Both...
Benefits to Taxing Agencies Projected Early in Tif Plan
Public agencies whose future tax revenue could be used to finance construction of a convention center and other public improvements at Interstate 70 and Fifth Street could start to reap the benefits of the development five years after the project is...
Berry Shuffle: Karamnov out and Korolev In
Two of the Blues' Russians changed places in exile on Thursday night. Vitali Karamnov was out. Igor Korolev was in.Coach Bob Berry scratched Karamnov for the Blues' National Hockey League game against the San Jose Sharks in Sacramento's Arco Arena, where...
Beware a Communications Monopoly
The proposed merger between Tele-Communications Inc. and Bell Atlantic should send a powerful warning about the emerging "information highway": Unless we're careful, there will be no fork in the road.The merger would create the sixth-largest corporation...
Blue Jays Pass Test of Time Jays Kept `Pushing and Pushing' until Phils Fell
Twenty-nine runs. Thirty-one hits. Fourteen walks. Four hours, 14 minutes."It was Nightmare on Elm Street," Toronto Blue Jays catcher Pat Borders said early Thursday morning, having survived a 15-14 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of...
Blue Jays Pass Test of Time Toronto Wins Longest Game (4:14) in World Series History
In a World Series game that either was classic or ghastly - the historians will decide - the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies exchanged roundhousers Wednesday night, each team overcoming two leads.The Blue Jays rode a six-run eighth inning...
Brick Wall: Illini Defense, Ranked 6th, Is Improving Weekly
Coaches always say that defense wins championships in the Big Ten Conference, known for its goal-line stands and smash-mouth football.Right now, Illinois owns the top defense in the conference and is sixth nationally in total defense."They're the fourth-best...
Briefcase
St. LouisDepartment StoresHead Of McDonald's Joining May'sThe chairman of McDonald's Corp., Michael R. Quinlan, has been elected a director of May Department Stores Co. McDonald's, based in Oak Brook, Ill., is the world's largest food-service retailer....
Briefs
WORLD SOUTH AFRICA Mandela Criticizes De Klerk For Killings</P><P>Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, accused South African President F.W. de Klerk on Thursday of sanctioning the murder of children but reaffirmed...
Briefs
MissouriSt. LouisWhere To Take Your Hazardous Waste Flood-damagedFlood-damaged household hazardous waste will be collected next week at sites in St. Louis, Franklin and St. Charles counties.The collection sites and dates are:Jefferson Barracks Park using...
Bud Eagles Roll in Traveling League
With five team members among the top 10 in average in Anheuser-Busch/Bowling Proprietors Association Masters Scratch Traveling League, it's little wonder that Herrell's Budweiser Eagles are running away with the league's first-half title.Jeff Loesche...
Burundi President Seized in Coup, Reportedly Killed
The president of Burundi, Melchior Ndadaye, was seized Thursday in an army coup. Radio reports said he had been killed.Ndadaye had been in office only three months. He had won Burundi's first multiparty elections in June.Belgium's BRTN radio said unidentified...
Businessman Isn't Talking Football Down in Houston
Who is Robert McNair? That question, now posed in St. Louis, was on the lips of some of Houston's most prominent citizens just a couple of years ago.That's when McNair and his wife, Janice, sent invitations to a party at the couple's newly built mansion...
Carver Soup Director Robert Altman Blends 22 Characters from the Stories of Raymond Carver into a Pot That Bubbles
`SHORT Cuts" was chosen to open the New York Film Festival on Oct. 1, adding to the glitter that Robert Altman's new film had acquired by sharing the top prize at the Venice Film Festival a month before.By now, there has been so much positive publicity...
Christian Right Draws Fire on Two Fronts Foes Take Aim in California, Virginia Elections
You won't find Pat Robertson's name on a ballot this year. But Robertson and his Christian conservative political movement are targets in two high-profile election contests next month.In Virginia, Mary Sue Terry, a Democrat, is trying to paint Republican...
Christopher Brings NATO Proposal to Moscow
Secretary of State Warren Christopher brought new assurances of U.S. support, including a proposal for Russian membership in the NATO alliance, to President Boris Yeltsin Thursday. He tried at the same time to build confidence back home in U.S. foreign...
Church Notes
Mother-Daughter BanquetThe Lydia Society of Immanuel Lutheran Church, 115 South Sixth Street, St. Charles, will hold a catered mother-daughter banquet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the dining hall. Tickets are $6. Children must be at least 10 years old to...
Clinton Gets Way on Haiti Senate Only Asks Him to Seek Its Approval
President Bill Clinton won a hard-fought victory Thursday as the Senate rejected curbs on his right as commander in chief to send troops to Haiti.Instead, senators endorsed a non-binding compromise that their leaders made with the White House.Both Democrats...
Coaches Talk of Change at Tipoff Luncheon Here
After years of trying to get the ear of the NCAA, college basketball coaches finally believe that the right people are willing to listen. They gained the NCAA's attention by storming the door of the palace through a boycott orchestrated by the Black...
Commercials on Children's Shows Get Channel 11 a Fine from FCC
KPLR (Channel 11) will be fined $30,000 for airing too many commercials during children's programs, the Federal Communications Commission said Thursday.The station topped the limit of 10.5 minutes of commercials per hour during children's shows on weekends...
Concrete Blonde's Vision Remains after a Decade
MY HOW things change over time. Way back in 1987, a Hollywood-based rock trio called Concrete Blonde performed at Mississippi Nights and barely managed to attract 100 people. Fast forward to Wednesday evening. Concrete Blonde is back at Mississippi Nights,...
County Fights Return Bout over Escrows Council May Give Accounts to Treasurer
Escrow accounts to finish subdivision improvements in St. Louis County came up short a decade ago, as they have today, county counselor's office memos show.A measure in 1985 to change who controls the money became mired in a debate over how much change...
Cowboys' Jones: Rubber-Stamping Unlikely
This just in from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: Don't expect the two-city recommendation from the expansion and finance committees to get rubber-stamped Tuesday by National Football League owners.Here's why."Certainly those people on the committees...
Czech Leader Assails NATO Offer Associate Membership in Western Alliance Inadequate, Havel Asserts
In a sharp retort to what are regarded in Poland as disappointing proposals by the United States for Eastern Europe's relationship with NATO, the Czech president, Vaclav Havel, declared Thursday that associate membership in the alliance could not be...
Detroit Mayoral Contest Increasingly Centers on Race
At a prayer breakfast last week, the Rev. Charles Adams, a former president of the local NAACP, needed just a few choice words to inflame the already racially charged contest for mayor of Detroit."They (the suburbs) want a mayor to shuffle when he's...
Duchesne Shows Strength with 3-2 Win over Vianney
If it wasn't the greatest victory in Duchesne High soccer history, it certainly ranked right up there.Duchesne 3, Vianney 2."We beat DeSmet a couple of years ago, but this one probably tops that," Pioneers coach Dave Thurmer said. "We really played a...
End the Boycott of Israel
Although the Arab boycott against Israel is not always observed, it stands as a reminder of the Arab states' rejection of a Jewish state in the Middle East. And Israelis long have been told by Arab leaders that the key to peace with their Arab neighbors...
Ex-Dealer Pleads Not Guilty Man Who Once Sold Cars Here Faces Fraud Charges
Terry W. Fisher pleaded not guilty Thursday in St. Louis to accusations that he defrauded Mercantile Bank of $1.1 million and laundered money while his car-dealership empire crumbled.Fisher, 44, of Creve Coeur appeared in the federal courthouse downtown...
Ex-Detective Search Warrant Verdict Not Guilty
A jury in St. Charles County Circuit Court has found not guilty a former Lake Saint Louis police detective accused of lying to get a search warrant against a couple suspected of making pornographic films.The attorney for the former detective, Michael...
Expansion Will Attract Small Army to Chicago
Several years of suspense, intrigue and high drama come to a conclusion Tuesday when the National Football League votes on and announces the winners in its expansion derby.It shouldn't be difficult for St. Louisans to keep up on what is transpiring in...
Fab Foursome Born at Barnes Neonatal Nurse Gives Birth to Healthy, Premature Quads
Thirty-six days after she checked into Barnes Hospital in premature labor, Mary Kay Pearson gave birth to healthy quadruplets Wednesday night. It was the first quadruple birth on record at Barnes Hospital.Pearson, 38, is a nurse at St. Louis Children's...
Father Accused of Stealing from Daughter's Fund
The father of a severely disabled 19-year-old woman from St. Peters has been accused of stealing about $100,000 from the trust fund his daughter received as settlement of a malpractice suit in 1988.Michael Keling, 41, was charged this week with stealing...
FCC Survey Reports Drop in Most Cable TV Rates
The Federal Communications Commission Thursday released preliminary results of a survey showing that cable television rates have dropped substantially for a "significant" number of subscribers.The results also show that a minority of subscribers have...
Fed Told to Explain Why Article Pulled
The chairman of the House Banking Committee has demanded an explanation of why an article was withdrawn from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank's magazine.The article disagreed with Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's stand that quick disclosure...
Fed Up with `Lies' about Budget, Promising Congressman Bows Out
President Bill Clinton and Republicans and Democrats in Congress are lying to the American people about the nation's budget emergency, said Rep. Timothy J. Penny, D-Minn."We have lied to people for decades," Penny said in an interview on why he was quitting...
Fellowship for One: Singles Find Support in Church Groups
An increasing number of singles are looking to church groups for companionship and support as well as spiritual nourishment.Among their reasons:Meeting on neutral ground.Interacting with those with similar values.A feeling of belonging to a family.Alene...
First Love: An Acting Career
JEANA HAEGE, Luke Hogan, Brad Mariam and Mark Silverberg seem to have found at an early age at least one of the secrets to happiness - that your work should also be your play.All are actors who give up television, rollerblading, street hockey, hanging...
Gene Flaw Can Trigger Violence, Study Suggests
A study of several related, impulsively violent men who share a mutated gene has bolstered claims that aspects of human behavior are influenced by genes, scientists said Thursday."This is an important finding that is yet another link between genes and...
Haitian Struggle Rooted in Tradition Rich, Powerful Fight for Privilege; Poor Endure Oppression
THE IMPASSE BETWEEN the United States and the Haitian armed forces is far more complex and deeply rooted than an apparently lopsided contest of wills between a democratic superpower and a small gang of ruthless tropical thugs.Simplistic slogans abound...
Health Plan No Smoke and Mirrors, Clinton Says
Struggling to regain momentum on health care after weeks of criticism and foreign-policy distractions, President Bill Clinton won cheers Thursday from a business group for promising a 75-cent cigarette tax increase.Clinton rebutted Democratic and Republican...
Heart and Home Missouri's Mcdonald Relies on Both
For some athletes, the scrutiny and gossip that accompany attending college in their hometown is daunting. Overwhelming, even."I think there's some kids who can, and I think there's some kids who can't survive that pressure," said Tom Travis, former...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: This will give you a chuckle. Your mention of vinegar and its many uses reminded me of the following: Our handyman came to clean the windows and I gave him a jar of what I thought was a commercial-strength window cleaner which I had put...
House Gop Lambastes President over Health-Plan Brochure
Conservative House Republicans - led by Rep. Mel Hancock of Springfield, Mo. - blasted the administration Thursday for what they called a "taxpayer-funded misinformation campaign" in brochures printed by the Small Business Administration on the president's...
Howell's Christy Horn among Elite Runners in District at Mcnair
McNair Park will be the site of the most competitive district meet in girls cross country this Saturday.The Class 4A district meet features the girls race starting at 10:30 and the boys race scheduled for 10 a.m.One of the featured runners in the pack...
Jays Didn't Tinker with Nucleus
Not since 1977-78 has a team repeated as world champion, although the Toronto Blue Jays were but one game away before Thursday night's fifth game of the World Series.The last team to repeat was the New York Yankees, of which Cardinals coach Chris Chambliss...
Justice Shortchanged
The verdicts in the trials of two black men accused of beating a white truck driver during last year's riots in Los Angeles were certain to provoke a wide range of reactions. The outcome shows once again that the American criminal justice system is far...
Justice Should Be Colorblind
I RECALL THE first time I saw the Rodney King videotape and the anger that I felt as I saw him on the ground, beaten, kicked by Los Angeles police officers.I felt King's pain as I watched, helplessly, as he was savagely attacked by officers who could...
Kroenke Is Mall Magnate, Mizzou Fan
E. Stanley Kroenke, 46, is owner of Kroenke Group, a real-estate company in Columbia that is a partner or developer in more than 50 shopping centers in the United States. Kroenke's father-in-law is James Walton, brother of the late Wal-Mart founder,...
Labor Case Has Ramifications for Employees
The courtroom was mostly empty Wednesday as three attorneys argued the first case on the 10:30 docket of the Missouri Court of Appeals.A few scattered lawyers, awaiting their own cases, paid intermittent attention to the proceedings on the third floor...
Lawmakers Strive to Speed Benefits for Flood Victims
Frustrated by bureaucratic snags that are delaying buyouts and other help for flood victims, some legislators and White House officials are trying to "clear away the underbrush."The first swipe at the red-tape snags comes next week, when the House Public...
Leafs Win Eighth in Row, Tie Mark
Rob Pearson scored at 2 minutes 17 seconds of overtime Thursday night, lifting Toronto to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers and giving the Maple Leafs eight successive victories at the start of the season.The streak enabled the Leafs to tie a National...
Marine Captain Cleared in Tailhook
The Marine Corps dismissed charges Thursday against Marine Capt. Gregory J. Bonam, a flight instructor accused of assaulting a female officer at the 1991 Tailhook convention.There wasn't enough evidence to warrant charges of indecent assault and conduct...
Miller Hat Trick Helps Blues Cap Sweep of Sharks
Blues' winger Kevin Miller won Miller Family bragging rights on Thursday night.When he gets together with kid brother Kip this summer in Lansing, Mich., he'll be able to gloat about the hat trick that beat Kip and the San Jose Sharks 5-2 in a National...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Family Matters: Kansas City Star columnist GIB TWYMAN honored the Houston Oilers with his "family values" award for the DAVID WILLIAMS affair.Williams, an offensive lineman, was docked one week's pay or $111,111 for missing the Oilers' last game. He...
Moseley-Braun Backs NAFTA
Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, D-Ill., announced Thursday that she would vote for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), following the lead of Sen. Paul Simon on Wednesday. But the two Democrats appear to have changed no minds among the mostly hostile...
Murder of PLO Moderate Could Ignite Cycle of Violence
Assad Saftawi's 12-year-old son ran out of the schoolyard and up to his father's car; then he noticed three masked gunmen on the other side. One fired a 9mm pistol, and the bullet hit Assad Saftawi just below the eye."He turned to talk to them, but they...
Murray Pitches New NFL Play but Orthwein Lambastes Plan for Team `Exchange'
Just when you think St. Louis' search for a National Football League expansion franchise can't get any more bizarre, along comes Fran Murray.Out of the blue, Murray proposed on Thursday to "exchange" franchises with James Busch Orthwein. In Murray's...
`Nation Building' in Somalia Futile, Observers Believe Authority Must Rest with Clans, They Say
Some people who know Somalia best have a little advice for the rest of the world: Forget about "nation-building" in that sorrowful land. Lower your sights. Follow the ways of the nomads."If you're aiming to get out of Somalia with a single government,...
New Cast Members for Revamped "Bob"
BOB NEWHART felt he had to try another series and another type of character. That was how "Bob" originally came about."The alternative is `Sunset Boulevard,' " Newhart said, upbeat backstage after filming the second season premiere of "Bob," set for...
New Civil War in Somalia `Imminent' People Re-Arming as Rangers Leave, Clan Leader Tells U.S
Amid alarming signs that Somalia's rival clans are rearming for war, a key warlord told U.S. officials Thursday that the new U.S. policy on Somalia will rekindle the brutal civil war that destroyed the nation and nearly starved its people.Ali Mahdi Mohamed,...
NFL Investor Still Uncertain Kroenke or Mcnair Could Become Lead Partner
A room has been reserved at America's Center, the downtown convention center, just in case a news conference is held today to announce the new leader of the St. Louis NFL Partnership.But will the room be used today? And will it be used to introduce businessman...
No Neigh Sayer, Say Neighbors Pet Miniature Horse `to Go,' Owner Says
Cathy Stiles of O'Fallon thinks of her miniature horse as a pet. But some of her neighbors consider the horse as livestock. City officials aren't sure what to call it.In the midst of this dispute, Stiles said Wednesday she will move the horse from her...
No Sale Yet, Says Farmland Owner
Ray Machens, whose farmland just north of West Alton is being considered by a developer as the site for a resort hotel and golf course, said this week that he is in favor of the project but that he had made no deals to sell the land.The initial proposal...
No Split Tears over Split Tears
AS TEARS FOR FEARS reeled off hit albums like "Songs From the Big Chair" and "The Seeds of Love," Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith always presented the image of being equal partners.Now they have split, leaving Orzabal to carry on the Tears for Fears tradition....
Obituaries
Robert John SpehnRobert John Spehn, 66, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (Oct. 19, 1993) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. Spehn was president of Warrenton Steel Inc. for the past five years. Previously, he owned Progressive Fabricators Inc....
Others' Overruns, Glitches Helped Kill Super Collider
IN THE BEGINNING, the superconducting super collider was a 4 1/2-pound blue book that cost $60 million to produce.For physicists, that 712-page proposal was a riveting text that envisioned a machine to reveal the origin of matter. Among the small-town...
Parents' Home Could Be Too Close for Comfort
Dear Abby: We are a young professional couple in our early 30s who have just celebrated our first anniversary. Five months ago, we purchased a lovely home in the friendly, quiet neighborhood in which I grew up - my parents moved away from it many years...
People
Singer CHRIS WHITLEY got the boot without even setting foot outside the airport in Auckland, New Zealand.Whitley was expelled hours after arriving Thursday because a drug-sniffing dog found about 2 grams of marijuana in his shoe, authorities said.The...
Personality Gives Hurley His Stature
Orlando Magic center Shaquille O'Neal can lift a moribund team onto his massive shoulders. So can the Larry Johnson/Alonzo Mourning tag-team in Charlotte.But former Duke star Bobby Hurley? Even after a summer of weightlifting, he carries only 165 pounds...
Pet Commercials Take Offensive in New Taco War
Pet Inc. is taking the offensive in the Mexican-food wars.In a new commercial unveiled at the company's annual meeting, Pet says taste tests showed that consumers preferred tacos prepared with its Old El Paso brand products 60 percent to 40 percent over...
Pet Projects Keep Betty White Going
SOUND BITES: "I pleaded with the writers of `The Golden Girls' to put a dog, cat or some other pet in the series, but they told me the cameras would have a hard time shooting them. Meanwhile, across the street, (the pooch) Dreyfus was featured in the...
Phillies Get a Life Schilling"s 2-0 Shutout Denies Jays Clincher
One night after the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies had combined for a record 29 runs, they came one run from the fewest scored in a World Series game.The Series will continue to a sixth game because the Phillies won 2-0 Thursday night, cutting...
Phillies Get a Life Schilling's 2-0 Shutout Denies Jays Clincher
One night after the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies had combined for a record 29 runs, they came one run from the fewest scored in a World Series game.The Series will continue to a sixth game because the Phillies beat the Blue Jays 2-0 Thursday,...
Phillies Loosen Up ... and Series Tightens Up
One step from their potential extinction, the Philadelphia Phillies adopted the Alfred E. Neumann "What, me worry?" approach."I didn't know we had sudden death," first baseman John Kruk said. "I guess if you're going to die, it might as well be sudden."The...
Prognosis Bullish for Health Stocks but Pick Them as Carefully as You Pick a Doctor
Leaf through a passel of investment research reports on health-care companies and a singular message resounds: buy, buy, BUY.Zoll Medical Corp., Cerner Corp., Haemonetics Corp., Kinetic Concepts Inc.: the list of unfamiliar names goes on and on.Many...
Prudential to Pay Record Settlement Investors Will Get $330 Million
Prudential Securities Inc. will pay a record $371 million to settle charges it committed fraud and steered thousands of unwitting investors into high-risk deals when it sold limited partnerships in the last decade, regulators said Thursday.The civil...
Pugnacity Pays Russell Battles Way into Cu Lineup
Colorado's Matt Russell isn't the biggest inside linebacker around, though at a solid 6 feet 2 and 240 pounds, he's no slouch.Russell, a redshirt freshman, certainly isn't the most experienced.Yet what he gives away in exposure and pounds on the football...
Rangers Exit Somalia; Aidid Mission Ends Tension Grips Capital; Rumors Persist on Visit by U.N. Chief
U.S. Army Rangers began heading home Thursday, their mission to capture clan leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid eliminated.But Mogadishu remained tense. Rumors circulated that U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali might visit the U.N. peacekeeping force,...
Rating the Records
"DAZED AND CONFUSED"Soundtrack (Medicine)There are no genuinely unattractive people in the movie "Dazed and Confused," which befits its role as my generation's"American Grafitti." Likewise, there is no truly ugly music on the soundtrack album. Oh, Black...
Realignment of Schools Approved; Bond Election Likely for 4th Elementary
The Wentzville School District is reconfiguring its elementary schools to create three schools for children in kindergarten through fifth grades.Superintendent Ron Berrey said the new system will be in place at the start of the 1994-95 school year.The...
Renaissance: Film Testifies to Talent
"ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY"No MPAA rating. Running time: 1:28.THE sad news this week that Federico Fellini was in a coma after a massive stroke brought thoughts of how impoverished the Italian movie industry has become since the early 1960s, when Fellini,...
Reno Rejects Merger between Fbi, Dea but She Puts FBI Director atop Hierarchy of Federal Law Enforcement Alphabet Soup
THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT Administration will remain independent, Attorney General Janet Reno said Thursday in rejecting a White House report that pressed for its merger with the FBI.At the same time, she gave FBI Director Louis Freeh the power to resolve...
Resort Development Moving Too Fast for Some Officials
At least one member of the St. Charles County Council is trying to play catch-up with the fast-paced progress of a proposal to develop a resort and golf course in the West Alton area.Councilman Bob Fisher, D-1st District, and the other six members of...
Returning Lemieux Means `1 1/2-2' Goals a Game to Pens
Mario Lemieux is happy he'll be back in the Pittsburgh Penguins' lineup in a week. Coach Eddie Johnston might be even happier.Lemieux, who returned to practice this week after back surgery in July, said he'll play Oct. 28 against Quebec - and he doesn't...
Russians Halt Toxic Dumping at Sea
Russia has canceled immediate plans to dump more radioactive waste at sea and will permanently halt the practice if other nations help build a plant to treat the waste, Russia's environment minister said Thursday."Depending on how fast such a plant is...
Safety First Funds Say Disclosing Risks Is Good Business
Imagine a restaurant chain spending big money to warn you of the health hazards posed by its high-fat dishes.Or a bank going out of its way to alert you to the debt perils posed by its credit cards.Unlikely as such visions may be, something like that...
She Throws a Tantrum over "No Kids" Answer
Dear Ann Landers: I was annoyed by the letter from "Cheated in Orlando," the woman who was disappointed because her son chose not to have children. And your answer really burned me up.Your response affirmed the mother's assumption that her son made this...
Site of Civil Rights Sit-In Closing
Drinking a cup of coffee and eating a doughnut at the lunch counter of a dime store no longer seem like a big deal.But a request for service by four black college freshmen at a Woolworth's 33 years ago has a prominent place in the history of the civil...