St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 24, 1994

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2 S. Africans Slain Putting Up Anc Posters in Zulu Capital Violence Is First since Inkatha Decided to End Election Boycott
Two ANC activists were killed Saturday as they tried to put up election posters, the first attack on election workers since Zulu nationalists agreed to participate in this week's election.Violence has plagued the campaign for South Africa's first all-race...
40-Ounce Problem Lessened Groups, Brewers Joined to End Blight of Bottles
The streets and sidewalks of many poorer St. Louis neighborhoods often sparkle these days, but it's a glitter nobody wants.Street-smart youngsters avoid vacant lots, having seen too many friends cut their feet and hands on the shimmering fragments of...
5 Flood-Aid Centers Opening
Missouri victims of the recent flooding can seek low-interest loans and other federal and state aid at application centers opening this week in the metropolitan area.The centers:St. Louis County: Fenton Community Center, 645 New Smizer Mill Road (State...
Abused Elders Can Get Help but Often Are Afraid
Three alarming snapshots of the misery of elder abuse sit on a desk in the Missouri Division of Aging's St. Louis office. They show:A bone-deep bedsore as big as a softball on a woman's hip.Foot-sized purple bruises in the small of a woman's back and...
African Envoy: Trade, Not Aid
AFTER THIS WEEK, things will change.So says Warren "Bud" Day, director of the Southern Africa Regional Program for International Voluntary Services.Day is referring to this week's elections in South Africa, signaling the official end of apartheid in...
A Grand Old Building
HISTORIC preservation is a cause dear to the heart of Dean Cynthia Weese of the Washington University School of Architecture.In Chicago, Weese and her husband, Ben, were deeply involved in an effort to save the Glessner House, designed by Henry Hobson...
Airborne Club: Paratroops Remain Army's Elite Outfit
A GODFREY COUPLE'S successful campaign to have a detail from the 82nd Airborne Division bury their soldier-son lends a human touch to an abstract phenomenon: The mystique and persistence of what soldiers call "The Airborne Club."The soldier is Sgt. Michael...
America's Popular Minivan Develops European Accent
When Sylvie Labrille had her third son two years ago, she and her husband knew they could no longer make do with their small sedan. So they decided to try what in Europe is still a novelty - a minivan."I didn't want one at first," said Labrille, a pharmacist...
Anglers Will Get a Byte with This Computer Game
Ahti Eric Rovainen caught a 22-pound flathead catfish from the Mississippi River last summer, right at the height of the flood. Don't believe it?It's true, or virtually true. You see, it was a virtual fish - real not by virtue of flesh and bones but...
A Peek into Seven Ladue Homes Will Benefit School Show Choir
THERE IS a bit of Peeping Tom (or Tomasina) in us all.Thus the eternal fascination of house tours and their opportunity to peek inside at one's neighbor's goods - hopefully without coveting them. Or, almost as lethal, without criticizing one's neighbor's...
A Penny Saved Can Be a Lot of Trouble
Larry Slusser is one of those mysterious people who saves pennies in a jar. I've always wondered why.In a lot of houses, I'll see a jar crammed with change.Do they discuss this with the decorator?PENNY PERSON: "We'd like the Louis XV armoire over there,...
Ardor about Nixon, for or against, Unchanged in Death
In life, Richard M. Nixon was loved or hated with a special ardor by those who knew him best and dealt directly with him on political matters and matters of state.His death Friday has not cooled that ardor.His admirers and defenders stand as steadfast...
A Return Trip to Campus
A SWELTERING St. Louis summer played a role in Cynthia Rogers Weese's decision to study architecture at Washington University.She and her family came here on vacation from Iowa while she was in high school in 1957, primarily to visit the Zoo, she recalls....
Asian Professionals Find Success in U.S. but Report Finds Downside for Other Minorities
Well-educated Asian immigrants have rapidly established themselves at the top of the scientific and medical professions in the United States, says the Center for Immigration Studies.The Asians are outdistancing native-born blacks and Hispanics both in...
At Age 87, Designer Robert Trent Jones Keeps Making Pars
When we last visited with Robert Trent Jones Sr. during the 1992 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, his golf-course design credits numbered nearly 475 courses in 43 states and 34 foreign countries.He was 86 years old. His resume was chock full...
Atlanta Clinches Top Playoff Seed in Win over Magic
The Atlanta Hawks did something Saturday they've never done before. They clinched the top seeding position in the Eastern Conference playoffs.The Hawks did it with a hard-fought 93-89 victory over the Orlando Magic, assuring themselves home-court advantage...
A Warning about the Eleven Point River
Two recent stories in the Post-Dispatch point to the problems of lead and other ore mining in the Ozarks. One noted that pollution from lead mining is down. The Doe Run Co., the state's primary lead-mining company, has reduced its contribution to contamination...
A Year Later, `Million Dollar Man' Remains Full of Dreams
The Million Dollar Man had just finished giving us directions to his domicile here in central Illinois when he paused and said, "One more thing.""What is it?" we asked."The two phone calls I returned," he said. "I want to be reimbursed.""Oh . . . well,...
Bass, Astros Sink Cardinals Houston Rips Four Homers in 15-5 Win
When Houston Astros left fielder Luis Gonzalez suffered a broken nose as he was blindsided by a fly ball Friday night, he was replaced by someone wearing Kevin Bass' uniform.Bass has had an exemplary, 12-year career in the major leagues but he had batted...
Blastoff Collins Launches Astros on New Course
When you think Houston Astros, think new - new hats, new uniforms, new division and new attitude.And if the Astros play like a born-again baseball team, the most significant reason might be new manager Terry Collins. He has taken a laid-back city in...
Blues' Goal: Avert Broom, Doom for Teams Down 3-0, Comebacks Prove Rare; Stars Aim for Sweep
Only twice in National Hockey League history has a team come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series.The Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit in the 1942 Stanley Cup by winning four consecutive games after losing the first...
Blues Want Modano to See His Shadow
Dallas center Mike Modano had a constant companion on the ice in Game 3 of the Stars' National Hockey League Western Conference quarterfinal series.Blues coach Bob Berry assigned winger Kevin Miller to shadow Modano in an effort to shut down - and perhaps...
Boss Is a Temp High-Level Workers Hired on `as Needed' Basis
First week on the new job, Gabriel Mitchell did the usual introduce-yourself-to-the-staff ritual and began taking stock of his surroundings. A seasoned executive, his task was to put together a telemarketing campaign for the American Academy of Orthopaedic...
Broncos' Elway Optimistic about Upcoming Season
John Elway never has been one to make predictions, mostly because he didn't believe his hopes for the Denver Broncos matched up well with reality.But Elway can't help himself these days. He has watched with wide-eyed wonder as the Broncos have hit the...
Cards' Coaching Staff Has 10,000 Hits, All Golden Oldies
It would stand to reason that the Cardinals would have one of the best hitting teams in the major leagues. Counting their manager, the staff has almost 10,000 regular-season hits - or 4,200 more than any other staff in the majors.Manager Joe Torre,...
Cards Rally in 9th, Top Astros Zeile Supplies Key Hit: Bases-Loaded Single
Nothing fills a clubhouse with laughter faster than a good ninth-inning rally."There's a lot of emotion on this team anyway," Cardinals third baseman Todd Zeile said Friday night. "I know this was just an April ballgame, but we've been playing some emotional,...
Changes Bring Tension in Community Caught between Blacks, Whites
IN EL DORADO PARK, a "colored" community west of Johannesburg, students and teachers at the Lancea Vale School are struggling with changing cultural norms.Four years ago this secondary school, then called Brandvlei Crescent, had only a handful of black...
Cheek Admits Bad Judgment but Not Fraud `I Should Have Done Something Differently'
Malcolm Cheek says he's guilty of bad judgment, but not bank fraud."In 20-20 hindsight, I probably should have done something differently," Cheek said Saturday from the Franklin County jail in Union, Mo.In the first interview since his disappearance...
China Releases Dissident to Get Treatment in U.S
China freed a leading political prisoner Saturday from the 1989 pro-democracy movement and allowed him to travel to the United States for medical treatment.China released the prisoner, Wang Juntao, less than two months before President Bill Clinton must...
Chinese Girl Gets Meet's Highest Score
Vitaly Scherbo, showing flashes of his old form, won the men's floor exercises Saturday night at the World Gymnastics Championships, while a new star arose on the women's uneven bars.Luo Li, 17, from China, got 9.912 points - the highest score of the...
Chocolate Chip: Golf Packages Abound in Hershey, Pa., Area
HERSHEY, PA., IS NOTED for one of our favorite foods - now read this with great reverence - CHOCOLATE.We were shocked to find out, however, that not everyone feels as we do, for the area's resorts are promoting not chocolate but golf.GOLF!Through May...
Comic Emo Philips: Our Favorite Nerd
Comedy's oddball nerd, Emo Philips, left his audience laughing and possibly with a higher IQ after an appearance at the Funny Bone Friday night.Philips used self-deprecation and a mastery of English to provide most of the humor in his act. Dressed in...
Corporate Farm Got Special Help from Legislature
There's a saying that those who love either the law or sausage should never watch either one being made. That may apply to the method the Legislature used to exempt three counties from Missouri's law banning corporate farming.The change, approved last...
Crowded House Doesn't Skip a Beat, Even with New Musician
Normally, when a rock band loses its drummer in the middle of a tour, things go badly.But the replacement for regular drummer Paul Hester, a man referred to only as Wally, filled in so admirably during Crowded House's performance Friday night at the...
Crunch Gets Even with Ambush Cleveland Wins 21-14 at Arena, Ties Championship Series 1-1
Zoran Karic and Hector Marinaro were back in form Saturday night.The National Professional Soccer League's top two scorers combined for six goals and five assists, and that was enough to carry the Cleveland Crunch to a 21-14 victory over the Ambush in...
Dancin' to the Music: Jazzed Up Improvization
People love to dance, and people in bands love to play for dancers. That is an important part of jazz. It really hurt the jazz scene when we lost the dance audience and we started chasing critical acceptance instead. from a 1991 interview with Wynton...
Defined by Disgrace the Good That Richard Nixon Accomplished Will Be Overshadowed by Watergate
The most complex of all the presidents is gone. Richard M. Nixon was a brooding, defiant leader who stood tall on the world's stage before exiting in disgrace. Loved by some, passionately hated by others, he evoked strong feelings from Americans of all...
Early End Expected for NFL Draft Mystery Trade Intrigue Centers on First Four Picks
A few words of advice to avid draftniks: Get to your television set early. Most of the intrigue will take place in the first four selections of the National Football League draft Sunday.Will the Cincinnati Bengals do the obvious with the first overall...
Earth Day Event Mixes Work, Play in Forest Park
Bring a pair of work gloves - and an unwanted bike - to the Earth Day Festival next weekend near the Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. Visitors can tour some 100 booths, hear a variety of music and help clean up Kennedy Memorial Forest.The Missouri Department...
Elders' Confusion Can Hurt Families
The way Mary Barge sees it, she landed in a jail cell because a paranoid older woman can be such a convincing liar - especially if she has a sweet smile and white hair.A few years ago, Barge's mother, Lucille Collier, now 86, began telling their relatives...
Elder's Style at Podium Ignites Musicians, Audience
At the moment, with the St. Louis Symphony's search committee yet to have its first full meeting, English conductor Mark Elder seems as good a candidate as any for the music directorship that Leonard Slatkin will vacate at the end of the 1995-96 season.But...
Elway Enjoys New Approach of Broncos
John Elway never has been one to make predictions, mostly because he didn't believe his hopes for the Denver Broncos matched up well with reality.But Elway can't help himself these days. He has watched with wide-eyed wonder as the Broncos have hit the...
(Everybody's) out on Saturday Night
LAST Saturday produced one of those pluperfect spring nights that make St. Louis a nifty place to live. I arrived a little early to see the St. Louis Black Repertory Company production of "Spunk" and strolled along Grand Boulevard, obviously named to...
Exercise Allergy Demands Attention
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have allergic symptoms from my aerobics class - mild hives, swollen lips and throat, blurred vision. Once I had loss of consciousness. I went to see an allergist, who couldn't identify a food trigger, since intake varies before attacks....
Fisk, Son United after 22 Springs
In batting cages and dugouts at spartan ballparks, on long bus rides down Midwestern highways, a father and son are making up for lost time.The father is Carlton Fisk, one of baseball's greatest catchers, a prospective Hall of Famer, and the man who...
Flying High Dad's Memory Inspires Stars' Cavallini
In the split second between turning on the red light and being mobbed by his Dallas teammates Friday night at The Arena, Paul Cavallini raised his arms to the heavens.Not so much in celebration of scoring the overtime goal that gave Dallas a 5-4 victory...
Freeman Runs for 139 Yards Mu's Spring Game Is Defensive Battle
In its feeble recent football history, the University of Missouri's running game had appeared in public about as often as Salman Rushdie. Through the last five seasons, in fact, opposing rushers trampled past Mizzou by nearly 10,000 yards (14,358 to...
French Justice - and Tomorrow
A French court made history last week when it found Paul Touvier guilty of crimes against humanity: the murder in 1944 of seven French Jews. Touvier killed the Jews during World War II in accord with Nazi procedure. The 79-year-old defendant was convicted...
`Friendly Fire': Killing Your Own
If one were to give any credence to the radio talk zealots, one would get the impression that the tragic downing of the Black Hawk helicopters over northern Iraq was the first time in our nation's history that American servicemen had killed other American...
From Mao to Now Shanghai Charges Headlong into the Tourism Market
MIDDAY ON NANJING ROAD, busiest street in one of the largest and most rapidly changing cities on the planet. Honks, bells, shouts, rumbles and humanity crowded the sidewalks and street. I was on foot, along with a few million others in the downtown area,...
From Resignation to Redemption
Once I thought Richard Nixon was evil incarnate. Now, almost as strenuously as I once rooted for his impeachment, I resisted the possibility that he might disappear from public life.It's not that I've forgotten Watergate, or forgiven it. It's just that...
Gambling Stocks Coming Up Cold Gaming Index - Once Setting Hot Pace - Down 23 Percent
Despite signs of life Friday, gambling stocks remain in deep negative territory. The segment is unaccustomed to underperforming the market, only a year after its stocks set a torrid pace.This is the same group whose initial offerings late in 1992 and...
Government Is Ditching River Plan Corps of Engineers Undoes 1960s Project in Florida
In the 1960s, the federal government spent $30 million to turn the Kissimmee River into a 56-mile ditch.On Saturday, the government started refilling part of that ditch to let the river return to its old twisting course.The $372 million river-restoration...
Green Thumbs: Put Gloves on Them and Pitch in for Earth Day
Bring a pair of work gloves - and an unwanted bike - to the Earth Day Festival next weekend near the Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. Visitors can tour some 100 booths, hear a variety of music and help clean up Kennedy Memorial Forest.The Missouri Department...
Growing What Comes Naturally
BEFORE SPENDING $50 or $100 or more on bedding plants this year, you may want to think again. You may want to go natural and plant something that will come back year after year - and even multiply."After a couple years you can divide (perennials)," said...
Haitians Recount Voyage Seasick Refugees Endured 6 Days on Crowded Vessel
For six days, Gaston Augustin could not move: He sat scrunched in a tight ball in the bottom of an old 65-foot wooden freighter, packed in with scores of other seasick Haitian refugees.Vomiting, hungry and thirsty, they had no idea what was happening,...
Haystack Setting Attracts Artists and Visitors
WITH ITS RUGGED shoreline, Maine is the East Coast's answer to the Pacific Northwest. Mountains descend into the sea, rocky promentories shelter coves where powerful tides flow in and out, and bays are dotted with enticing islands, lichen-etched spruce...
High-Tech Hogs Raising a Stink but They're Bringing Jobs to N. Missouri
In northern Missouri, a high-tech pork empire is springing to life in an area once ready to dry up and blow away.Corporations are rushing to build multi-million-dollar swine production facilities that use computers, biology and industrial standardization...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I work for an electronics service center and have received several calls from distraught microwave owners who upon buying a new unit have ruined the door front while trying to remove the manufacturer's stickers.Chemicals which should never...
Holocaust Museum Is a Needed Reminder
IN THE UNITED STATES Holocaust Memorial Museum, there is a horror for every conscience. Through still and motion photography, through the written record of official documents and personal letters, through the things the 6 million victims left behind...
Holyfield Error: Replacing Men in His Corner
They are never listed in the tale of the tape. They are usually ignored in the hype. What they do between rounds is upstaged either by a commercial or the banter of television analysts.But a boxer's cornermen often define a fight, for better or for worse....
Illini Count Blessings: Keene, Notree in Mix
Richard Keene has made it clear. He is not leaving the University of Illinois.Bryant Notree, another Parade Magazine All-American, also has made it clear. He has signed his letter of intent and will join the Illini basketball program in the fall.Jerry...
Illini Count Their Blessings: Keene, Notree Are in the Mix
Richard Keene has made it clear. He is not leaving the University of Illinois.Bryant Notree, another Parade Magazine All-American, also has made it clear. He has signed his letter of intent and will join the Illini basketball program in the fall.Jerry...
Imagine Liverpool Bloke Plays John Lennon
GROWING UP in Liverpool, Ian Hart "got sick of hearing Beatles stories. Everybody knew somebody who knew somebody who claimed to be Paul or George's best mate. The veejays were always telling the same stupid Beatles anecdotes."So the 29-year-old English...
Jamaica Has More Than Beaches
Q. I'm going to Jamaica with some friends who want to spend most of their time at the beach. I have beaches here in Florida, so what else is there for me to do down there?A. Jamaica has plenty of mountains. The island is a fringe of sandy shore and...
Juiced Ball, Rag Arms Stir Run on Runs
Some of the baseballs disappearing over stadium walls soar so high and sizzle through the atmosphere with such velocity that they've been reported as UFOs.The baseball must be on steroids.And soft-tossing pitchers aren't.That combination leads to home...
Jury Rewards Pair Who Got Slaaped $2.65 Million for County Couple Stuns Developer Who'd Sued Them
After a leisurely Saturday breakfast, Carl and Rita Fust were drinking coffee and reading the newspaper when a sheriff's deputy rang their doorbell and announced he had something for them. Rita Fust later called it the day the monster arrived."It lived...
Keep Your Cleansing and Improvement Techniques Backstage
Dear Miss Manners: My father always gets mad when my little sister and I brush our teeth in the living room or other areas of the house. He says this is disgusting and impolite.My sister and I obviously don't agree with him. So can you tell me, is it...
Lake St. Louis Residents Have Prime Seats for Festival
Residents of Lake St. Louis will have the best viewing points for the flatwater racing events of the Olympic Festival July 1-10.Canoe/kayak and rowing competition will be held on the 550-acre subdivision reservoir 35 miles west of St. Louis. Some 100...
`Little Guy" Stirs Worry in Market
Vinod Mehta is confused. Over the past year, the bank branch manager has plowed money from his savings account into stock mutual funds - only to see the money fade away as the market took its biggest tumble in three years."I'm a first-time investor and...
Living Will Was Guide for Nixon Directive Can Take Burden off Families
Living wills like the one former President Richard M. Nixon drew up to tell doctors how far to go to save his life are gaining in popularity, even though only a small number of Americans use them."It's one way to make sure your wishes are known to everybody...
Local Connections
St. James Area Wineries Sponsor Wine Expo</P><P>THE ST. JAMES and Ozark Highlands wineries are sponsoring Wine Expo '94, a spring wine festival, April 30 and May 1.</P><P>Visitors will be able to tour the wineries and sample...
`Majority Rule' No Longer Fighting Words for Afrikaner Couple
FOUR YEARS AGO, Helen Grobler and her husband, Lourie, were defiant members of the right-wing Conservative Party, vowing violent rebellion if President F.W. de Klerk's white government made even the slightest move toward majority rule."Nobody wants to...
Military Designers Turn to Techno-Textiles Chameleon Camouflage, Air-Conditioned Packs Await Future Soldiers
THE WELL-DRESSED soldier of the future will wear camouflage that changes color, bullet-proof trousers and a portable air conditioner in a backpack.The soldiers will be tracked on the battlefield by tiny transmitters sewn into their uniforms, part of...
Missing Part on Statue Was under Their Nose
For 70 years, King Aspelta stood among other Nubian artifacts in the Museum of Fine Arts with a black marble cleft where his nose should be.Little did curators know that the missing schnoz was right under their own.The museum acquired the 8-ton, 11-foot...
Missourians: Microcosm of Crime-Bill Fight
TO UNDERSTAND THE dimensions of the House debate on crime last week, Midwesterners need look no further than their own representatives.House members from western Missouri, through St. Louis and into Southern Illinois typified the extremes of the opposition...
Missouri's Lawmakers Battled from Both Sides of Crime Bill
TO UNDERSTAND THE dimensions of the House debate on crime last week, Midwesterners need look no farther than their own representatives.House members from western Missouri, through St. Louis and into Southern Illinois typified the extremes of the opposition...
Money Crunch Munches Cracker Jack's Lunch
For people such as Alex Jaramillo and Sam Amore, it's downright un-American what they've done at Busch Stadium - dumping Cracker Jack in favor of something called Crunch 'n' Munch. It's a crime against one of baseball's greatest traditions, they say.It's...
Moon Rides off into Sunset with No Ill Will toward Oilers
Warren Moon stopped at a local television station April 13 to pick up a package. While there, he glanced up at a monitor only to see Houston owner Bud Adams announcing a trade - his trade to the Minnesota Vikings.Unbelievably, that's how Moon learned...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Day after day, American sports fans debate about juiced baseballs, the JIMMY JOHNSON-less Dallas Cowboys and whether BROOKE SHIELDS and ANDRE AGASSI will add as much to American culture as FRED and ETHEL.But in Europe, the call-in shows are dominated...
Mrs. Clinton Tackles Whitewater: Softly This Time She Takes More Conciliatory Approach at News Conference
She was earnest. She was patient. She was direct. And she gave no ground.Hillary Rodham Clinton tried a conciliatory approach Friday at a news conference on Whitewater. It's the new openness. Maybe not every question was answered, but at least no more...
Mu Tight End a Showoff for Scouts
A.J. Ofodile didn't get invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in February.So he invited the National Football League to visit him in Columbia, Mo."I set up a whole bunch of individual workouts on different days," Ofodile said. "A lot of people showed up....
Nervous over Inspections Flap, Branson Awaits Tourists
News reports questioning the safety of dozens of music theaters, motels and restaurants in this Ozarks entertainment mecca don't faze tourists like Frank Albert."I'm not particularly worried," said Albert, of Ontario, Canada, as he filled his gas tank...
New Champion Moorer Aged Holyfield Rapidly
Round after round, right hook after right hook, Michael Moorer ripped the pages off the calendar, speeding up time for a champion who aged 10 years in 36 minutes of fighting.Evander Holyfield was 31 when he entered the ring, but he was not 31 when he...
News to One, Trivia to Another
ENOUGH ABOUT Michael Fay, the youth sentenced to a caning in Singapore!Enough about Kurt Cobain, the rock musician who took his own life!Enough about Rodney King, the speeder who was awarded millions for his beating by the Los Angeles cops!And that...
Nixon Legacy: Formidable, Flawed Area Politicians Saw President from Both Sides
MOMENTS AFTER his wife, Pat's, funeral last year in California, former President Richard M. Nixon wiped the tears away and invited the mourners to join him in the Nixon Library's rotunda for a final few words.Rep. Bill Emerson, R-Mo., recalls: "He gave...
Nixon Retained His Reputation Abroad as Foreign-Policy Wise Man
Throughout his political lifetime Richard Nixon was a figure of bitter controversy and passionate emotion among Americans, and a cause of misunderstanding between Americans and foreigners. The misunderstanding abroad existed among those who admired him...
Nixon Was a Friend of Baseball
If Richard M. Nixon's profession was politics, his passion was sports.More than any other president, Nixon, who died Friday night at the age of 81, was fascinated by sports and the personalities in them. He frequently became involved, as a fan, as a...
No Mood for Celebration with Victory near, Black Township in Grip of Fear
FOUR YEARS AGO, as South Africa took its first halting steps toward majority rule, the Koinonia project in this black township outside Pretoria was a hopeful beacon of change.Now the moment of victory is at hand. But with South Africa's first free elections...
Notes & Calendar
Missouri turkey hunters killed 7,951 birds on opening day of the spring firearms hunting season Monday. That was 1,869 more than opening day last year.The top county in number of birds checked was Franklin with 187. Osage had 182 and Texas 172. There...
Now You See It Rediscovering the Glories of Downtown St. Louis
Knowledge is built of various bits and pieces of material, things read, things seen, things heard and things figured out. Often what you read, see and hear and figure out is edifying, but there are surprises that can make your hair stand on end.What...
Nuclear Industry Worried Grand Jury Focusing on Key Manufacturer
A GUILTY PLEA by a testing company in St. Louis has caused confusion in the nuclear industry as it struggles toward an overdue solution to faulty fire-barrier material guarding most of the nation's nuclear plants.The admission by Industrial Testing Laboratories...
Nuclear Industry Worries over Future of Area Firm
A guilty plea by a testing company in St. Louis has caused confusion in the nuclear industry as it struggles toward an overdue solution to faulty fire-barrier guarding most of the nation's nuclear plants.The admission by Industrial Testing Laboratories...
Of Stigmas and Stereotypes
Mental illness and substance abuse are fairly common in this country. Yet public attitudes toward these problems remain mired in stereotypes. Tipper Gore, the mental health adviser to President Bill Clinton's Health Care Reform Task Force, used two recent...
On Tour Washington University's New Architecture Dean Shares Some of Her Favorite Things about St. Louis
CYNTHIA WEESE, the new dean of Washington University's School of Architecture, likes cities. And she thinks St. Louis is a city with a lot for an architect to like."St. Louis has the problems that exist in most cities," Weese said. But it also has...
Optimism, Cash Flowing at Mcdonnell
A few years ago, McDonnell Douglas Corp. was suffering so many embarrassing setbacks that even insiders feared the company could do no right.But now, Executive Vice President Herbert J. Lanese says, the situation is reversed."We have such momentum going,...
Out of Hospital, Roy Stops 39 Shots in Win
Only hours out of a hospital bed, Patrick Roy made 39 saves Saturday night to key Montreal's 5-2 victory over Boston, squaring the first-round National Hockey League playoff series at 2-2.Roy was hospitalized for two days because of appendicitis and...
Park Lane: A Room with a View and a Quest for a Queen
`HAVE YOU SEEN LEONA yet?" I ask the couple in the elevator."No," the woman says brightly, adjusting her mink. "But that is something to look forward to.""Is she out of the can?" the man growls. "That's real nice, to have a convicted felon running a...
People
Gird thy loins: It's a definite go for Woodstock '94 at an 84-acre farm in Saugerties, N.Y. That's 100 miles north of the Big Apple and 60 miles northeast of Bethel, N.Y., the sacred site of 25 years ago. Dates are sure - Aug. 13 and 14 - but the acts...
Pig Plan Raises a Stink Family Farms Fight High-Tech Hog Firms That Generate Jobs
In sparsely populated northern Missouri, a high-tech pork empire is springing to life in an area once ready to dry up and blow away.Corporations are rushing to build multimillion-dollar swine production facilities that use computers, biology and industrial...