St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 30, 1995

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11 School Districts in Jefferson County Seek Directors
Voters will elect two directors in each of 11 Jefferson County school districts in the local elections.Candidates in all but two districts face opposition. Those vying for full-term seats on the Crystal City and Sunrise school boards are running unopposed.In...
30 Municipalities in St. Clair County Have Local Races
Candidates in 30 St. Clair County communities will be seeking voter approval for citywide or ward posts in Tuesday's local elections.A six-way race for mayor is being waged in Fairview Heights.Other mayoral seats are being contested in Centreville, Collinsville...
4-Term Mayor Is Ready to Pass on the Baton
In the 25 1/2 years since its incorporation in October 1969, Fairview Heights has had only two mayors - George Lanxon and his predecessor, Everett Moody.Moody was mayor for the city's first 10 years and is still Caseyville Township supervisor. Lanxon...
5 Seek 2 Positions on Lincoln County Hospital Board
Voters in Lincoln County will be electing two trustees for the Lincoln County Memorial Hospital board.Five candidates have filed for the positions, including one incumbent.MIKE YOUNGERAGE: 59.HOME: Troy.OCCUPATION: Owner/manager, Weinand Younger Supply...
Aces Pull out Strong Hand in World Team Tennis Draft
The St. Louis Aces dipped into the World TeamTennis player pool Wednesday and pulled out a plum: Larisa Neiland, the league's Most Valuable Female Player and Female Rookie of the Year in 1994.The Aces also drafted Bryan Shelton, Jonathan Canter and Carrie...
Adventures in Judyland Judy Onofrio's Sculptures at Laumeier Park Combine Classicism with Kitsch
"But are you orderly?" the reporter asked."Real," the artist answered smartly, sitting ram-rod straight. "I am not an admiral's daughter for nothing."THAT is one gleaming facet of the prism of complexity that is Judy Onofrio, who recently installed a...
After Vote, Board May Select New Member
Members of the Jennings School Board say that after next week's election they probably will pick from names supplied by the school district's administration to fill a one-year unexpired term on the board.The ballot has two candidates for two three-year...
Agency Seeking Grant to Match Urban Residents, Suburban Jobs
The East-West Gateway Coordinating Council agreed on Wednesday to apply for a $3 million grant to get jobs in suburban counties for 500 inner-city residents.Called "Bridges to Work," the program would be aimed at residents of St. Louis and its older,...
Amendment 1 to Decide Fate of Many State Laws
You'd never know from the low-key campaign for Constitutional Amendment No. 1 that the fate of hundreds of state laws is at stake.On Tuesday, voters across the state will decide whether to validate a legislative practice that has been ruled unconstitutional....
Amendment Would Affect Special Laws for Counties
You'd never know from the low-key campaign for constitutional Amendment No. 1 that the fate of hundreds of state laws is at stake.On Tuesday, voters across the state will decide whether to validate a legislative practice that has been ruled unconstitutional....
Annexations, Bond Issues in West County Communities
Maryland Heights will hold an annexation election on Tuesday, and Creve Coeur wants to change its City Charter to accommodate an annexation already approved.The matters are among proposals on the ballot in the West area.The Rockwood, Valley Park and...
Army Instructors Face Discipline in 4 Soldiers' Deaths
Nine Army instructors face disciplinary action for what led to the deaths of four soldiers who died of hypothermia in a Ranger training exercise in a Florida swamp last month.The soldiers were immersed in water too cold, too deep and for too long, the...
Award for Bob Griffin Surprises Many Women's Caucus Members
House Speaker Bob F. Griffin got a respite from partisan bickering Tuesday night when the president of the Women Legislators of Missouri honored him with a surprise award.The award also was a surprise to many of the group's members.Griffin, D-Cameron,...
Belleville Mother Pleads Guilty in Abuse of Her Two Children
A woman accused of allowing her boyfriend to abuse her young sons and occasionally beating them herself pleaded guilty Wednesday of aggravated battery of both children.The boys were 2 and 3. The older boy had imprinted in his chest the image of a McDonald's...
Beware the Children of the Corn
TO KEEP YOU ONE step ahead of your kids, I want to report the latest variation on TP-ing.It's popcorning.As a public service, a parent experienced with TP, shaving cream, eggs and other forms of teen terrorism, will evaluate this new kid-created blight.TP...
Big River Leads Jefferson County Ambulance Districts' Races
A five-way race for two seats in the Big River Ambulance District will lead the voting Tuesday for ambulance district directors in Jefferson County.Voters in two Jefferson County sewer districts also will be electing supervisors or trustees. However,...
Big Trend: Junior Firms Putting More into Large-Size Market
JUNIOR manufacturers are working hard to meet the needs of the large-size customer, and it seems to be paying off.Similarly, retailers are paying more attention to this customer by adding more junior lines to their special-sizes departments.Although...
Bill Is Ok'd to Give City Say on Police Leaders Would Have More Time on Budget
The Senate gave first-round approval Wednesday to a bill that gives St. Louis city government some control over the police department's budget.The House has already approved a similar bill, so the Senate's action means that before the Legislature adjourns...
Bill Thomas Wears Khakis - and Makes Them
BILL THOMAS is a romantic. You see it as he talks about his passion for a pair of pants he bought in college, a pair of Army surplus khakis of World War II vintage.They were cheap, extremely comfortable, and lasted - well, not quite forever, unfortunately....
Blaze a Trail with Hot Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes for Salsa
Salsa's such a hot commodity it's a wonder more people aren't making their own. After all, the basic fixings - tomatoes, onions and peppers - are easy enough to grow.Normally your onions should already be in the ground, but the folks at the Tarrant...
Blues Stymie Blackhawks Hold Chicago to 18 Shots in 3-1 Win
After letting the Chicago Blackhawks embarrass them by a 5-0 score on Feb. 9 in their first game at Kiel Center, the Blues turned the tables on Wednesday in their first regular-season meeting at the United Center.Brendan Shanahan scored his second successive...
Board Hopefuls in De Soto Fire District Face Challengers
Candidates for office in the De Soto Fire Protection District are the only fire board candidates with opposition in Jefferson County.Board members in the High Ridge, Hillsboro and Springdale districts are unopposed.The following are profiles of the De...
Bonds, Gambling, Taxes on Ballot in Jefferson County
Several school and fire protection districts want voters on Tuesday to approve bond issues or tax proposals that will allow them to expand their services.Kimmswick, meanwhile, is asking its voters whether they should allow riverboat gambling in the city....
Bosley Pushing Referendum on Police Residency Rule
IT STARTED WITH no fanfare - a simple citywide show of hands on the issue of requiring St. Louis police officers to live in the city. But it has grown to a $20,000 campaign, complete with TV commercials, mailings and phone banks.The issue is Proposition...
Both Blacks, Whites Unhappy with Chicago Police Promotions
When Chicago needed to promote police officers, it spent millions of dollars to design an unbiased promotion exam. Then the results came out: Just 13 minority officers were among the top 175 scorers on the lieutenants' exam.But the real furor erupted...
Boy Who Had HIV at Birth Is Free of Virus Baffled by Outcome, la Doctors Search for Clues to Help Others
A Los Angeles boy who was infected with the AIDS virus at birth apparently fought off the infection and is virus-free at age 5, astonishing his doctors.Dr. Yvonne J. Bryson, a pediatrician and AIDS specialist at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles,...
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ILLINOIS ABSENTEE VOTING 5 p.m. Today Is Deadline For Ballot Application Voters in Illinois have until 5 p.m. today to get their application for an absentee ballot by mail to election boards and county clerks. The deadline in Missouri passed...
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ILLINOIS CAHOKIA Schools Official Named New Superintendent</P><P>Bob Bresnahan, the director of curriculum and instruction for the Cahokia School District, has been appointed as the district's new superintendent, effective July 1.</P><P>Bresnahan,...
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY Planning Commission OKs Construction Of Schnucks</P><P>The St. Louis County Planning Commission has recommended that the county allow construction of a Schnucks store and another retail building on the south side of...
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MISSOURI ABSENTEE BALLOTS Deadline Passes Here; One Day Left In Illinois</P><P>The deadline for absentee ballot requests passed at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Missouri. Voters in Illinois have until 5 p.m. today to get their application for...
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NATION ALABAMA Heflin Says He's Retiring From Senate</P><P>Sen. Howell Heflin, D-Ala., announced his retirement Wednesday, adding to the difficulty his party will face in trying to recapture the Senate next year. He is the fourth Democrat...
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FLORISSANT Council Wants To Keep Liability Caps</P><P>The Florissant City Council has approved a resolution opposing a Missouri Senate bill that would eliminate the limits on municipal liability to $100,000 a person or $1 million an...
Bungled Job Would-Be Robbers Net 2 Broken Noses, Attack from Female Bouncer, Van Crash
She may have looked like an easy mark: A woman alone late at night on a dark street.But the two men who tried to rob her early Wednesday got a lot less - and a lot more - than they bargained for.They didn't get any money, but both ended up with broken...
Canadian Rockers Tragically Hip Slowly Heat Up Crowd
MONDAY night's performance by Canadian rockers Tragically Hip at the nearly packed Other World, much like the structure of its songs, began with a brooding, sultry rhythm that evolved to a simmering finale without ever boiling over.Starting with the...
Candidates Vie for City Posts in Warren County
Voters will decide races in four Warren County municipalities.Residents of Marthasville will decide two aldermanic races and the bid for clerk. Mayor Wendell Howard and Collector Lorena Lange are running unopposed.In Truesdale, the mayor's race will...
Candidates Vie for Office in 8 Cities in South County
Candidates Vie For Office In 8 Cities In South CountyVoters in eight south St. Louis County communities will decide the fate of candidates running for office Tuesday.Of those running for election, many are seeking to represent the residents of their...
Cards Sign Hulett, Former Bird (Oriole) of a Different Feather
The Cardinals upgraded their infield - at Louisville - when they signed Tim Hulett of Springfield, Ill., to a minor-league contract Wednesday.Hulett, 35, hit .228 with two homers and 15 runs batted in for Baltimore last season. In 11 big-league seasons,...
Cards Sign `Marquee' Player - Gary Cooper
At about high noon Monday - actually an hour or so later - Gary Cooper could well stride into St. Louis as the Cardinals' replacement third baseman if the strike continues.The Cardinals signed Cooper, 30, a veteran who has played in Class AAA since 1989,...
Carey, Caps Stymie Lightning
Goaltender Jim Carey made 24 saves for his 10th victory as the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in a National Hockey League game Wednesday night in St. Petersburg, Fla.Carey (10-2-2) had a shutout until allowing a power-play goal...
Carroll O'connor Identifies Man as His Dead Son's Drug Supplier
Hours after the suicide of Carroll O'Connor's drug-addicted son, police on Wednesday arrested a man the actor identified as his son's dealer.The suspect, Harry T. Perzigian, 39, of Los Angeles, was booked for investigation of cocaine possession, said...
Casino Group Expecting License Approval
Jumer's of St. Charles has a new asset that should smooth the wheels when it applies for a license from the Missouri Gaming Commission, says St. Charles County's financial adviser.All five directors of Jumer's new financial partner already hold gaming...
Casinos Enlist Westfall Backers Donations Are Moot, County Counselor Says
When the Nevada-based Showboat casino chain put in a bid for St. Louis County's riverboat gambling site at Lemay, it teamed up with 32 local investors.The investors include area business executives and community leaders. Such high-caliber people benefit...
Children's Home Raises Age Limit Residential Services Provided for 16 Children Who Are Developmentally Disabled
The Children's Home Society of Missouri in Brentwood is seeking to provide services to children through age 18.The home, at 9445 Litzsinger Road since 1967, provides residential services for 16 children through age 12 with developmental disabilities.The...
City Starts Contract with Another Waste Hauler Next Week
Dellwood will begin its contract with a new solid-waste hauler next week.Superior Waste Systems beat out five other bidders, including Sutton & Sons, which had served the city for three years."We enjoyed having Sutton & Sons serve the city of Dellwood,"...
Clark Suggests Simpson Ditched Bloody Clothing at la Airport
Prosecutors suggested Wednesday that O.J. Simpson might have used a trash bin at the Los Angeles airport to dispose of the bloody clothes he wore the night they said he murdered his ex-wife and her friend. No such clothing has ever been found.Testimony...
Clinton Tells Leaders of Worker Discontent He Defends Policies at Economic Conference in Atlanta
Presiding at an economic conference in a region where he is politically vulnerable, President Bill Clinton conceded Wednesday that worker discontent lurks beneath generally upbeat statistics.But he defended his policies and his presidency, telling handpicked...
Collinsville Voters Can Change Form of Government
Voters in Madison County will decide separate propositions about how to govern Collinsville and the South Roxana Fire Protection District.In Collinsville, voters are being asked: Should the city continue to be run by a professional city manager, assisted...
Cottleville, St. Peters Fire Districts to Pick Directors
Voters in the Cottleville Fire Protection District will be deciding among 11 candidates to fill five seats on the Board of Directors.The candidates include three incumbents and eight challengers.Of the five directors to be elected, the candidate receiving...
Covenant Seminary Plans Resisted Neighbors Insist Changes Will Worsen Traffic, Ruin Residential Atmosphere
Some Creve Coeur residents are opposing plans by Covenant Theological Seminary to move its entrance and build a dormitory.The City Council postponed action on approval of the school's 20-year expansion plans after residents voiced concern at a public...
Directors to Be Chosen in 3 West St. Louis County Fire Districts
Residents living in three fire protection districts in west St. Louis County will choose directors to represent their interests for the next six years.Voters in the Chesterfield, Metro West (formerly Ballwin) and the Valley Park districts elect one board...
Dispute Heats Up Again with Recall Effort
The turmoil that roiled Webster Groves in the past year resurfaced this week when the Charter Preservation Fund announced it would begin gathering petitions for the recall of Mayor Terri Williams.The group alleges violations of the city charter.In reply,...
Dispute Heats Up with Recall Effort Charter Group Seeks to Oust Mayor; Mayor Accuses Critics of `Twisting Reality'
The turmoil that roiled Webster Groves in the past year resurfaced this week when the Charter Preservation Fund announced it would begin gathering petitions for the recall of Mayor Terri Williams.The group alleges violations of the city charter.In reply,...
Dolphins Deal Keith Jackson to Packers
The Miami Dolphins traded tight end Keith Jackson, a five-time Pro Bowler, to the Green Bay Packers for an undisclosed draft choice.Jackson, 29, has caught 388 passes for 4,636 yards and 38 touchdowns in his nine-year career. But he was deemed expendable...
Do You Remember Voting for an Ogre?
All right, I will admit to a certain amount of pleasure in seeing the Contract negotiations break down. There was something smug about the claims of the Newt kids on the block that they would wing through all the social problems of our era in 100 days...
Economic Policies Working, Clinton Says Gains Overshadow Discontent, He Tells Conference
Presiding at an economic conference in a region where he is politically vulnerable, President Bill Clinton conceded Wednesday that worker discontent lurks beneath generally upbeat statistics.But he defended his policies and his presidency, telling handpicked...
Elderly Patient Can Have Own Type of Anorexia
Dear Dr. Donohue: Can very old people get anorexia? I visited a quite old relative who suddenly has had a loss of appetite.Under any circumstance, anorexia is, as you describe it, an absence of proper nutrition. We hear most often of the anorexia nervosa...
End the Drama: Replacements, Step Forward
Bring on replacement baseball.As odious as that concept seems to a left-leaning labor sympathizer like myself, it holds the key to ending this 900-year-old dispute. Sticking these stockbrokers and shoe salesmen on the field would settle this matter once...
Even a Small Plot Can Keep Four Plates Full
Thirty to 40 square feet of good garden soil will accommodate enough salad greens to allow a family of four to eat well throughout the spring, summer and fall.A four-by-eight-foot plot is comfortable to work in without obliging the gardener to step in...
Even-Numbered Ward Contests on St. Louis Ballots
St. Louis voters in the city's 14 even-numbered wards will be electing aldermen on Tuesday to four-year terms.Also, in the 1st Ward, Irene J. Smith is running unopposed for re-election. She is filling out a term left open by the death of JoAnne Wayne...
Fairview Heights, Belleville Voters to Decide Issues
Belleville and Fairview Heights residents will vote on issues affecting their cities in Tuesday's elections. BELLEVILLEVoters will decide if the number of aldermen should be cut in half to eight, or one from each ward. The change would take effect...
Fate of Special Laws at Stake Amendment Would Uphold Breaks for Some Countries
You'd never know from the low-key campaign for Constitutional Amendment No. 1 that the fate of hundreds of state laws is at stake.On Tuesday, voters across the state will decide whether to validate a legislative practice that has been ruled unconstitutional....
Female Athletes Win Title IX Suit vs. Brown
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Brown University discriminates against female athletes even though it offers the same number of sports for both sexes.The decision could force colleges nationwide to cut men's sports or reduce their funding.U.S. District...
Finance Reports Show Mayoral Candidates Donated $1,000 Each
Two candidates for mayor in St. Ann in the election on Tuesday have put at least $1,000 of their own money into their campaigns, reports filed this week with the St. Louis County Election Board show.Former Alderman Tom Asinger, who had represented the...
Fitness Club Getting Wide Attention Facility Will Offer Swimming, Tennis; Set to Open in Fall
A 90,000-square-foot tennis, swim and fitness club being built in West Belleville by developer John Connors is attracting interest from throughout the metropolitan area, he says."You can't imagine the calls we're getting from St. Louis and all over the...
Five Candidates Seeking St. Louis School Board Posts
Five candidates have filed for a six-year term on the St. Louis School Board in Tuesday's local election.Two of the five candidates are incumbents seeking re-election to the 12-member school board. Four seats are vacant.Following are profiles of the...
Five Seek Four Seats on City of St. Louis School Board
Five candidates have filed for a six-year term on the St. Louis School Board in Tuesday's local election.Two of the five candidates are incumbents seeking re-election to the 12-member school board. Four seats are vacant.Following are profiles of the...
Five Seek Four Seats on St. Louis School Board
Five candidates have filed for a six-year term on the St. Louis School Board in Tuesday's local election.Two of the five candidates are incumbents seeking re-election to the 12-member school board. Four seats are vacant.Following are profiles of the...
Food Pantry Gets a New Life through Donations
Just when she figured her dream of helping people in "crisis situations" had foundered, Mary Groeper has found new hope.Last week, the New Hope Outreach & Food Pantry in north St. Charles was on the verge of closing. Groeper, the manager of the center,...
For St. Louis Board of Aldermen
Republicans and independents are challenging primary winners in several St. Louis aldermanic wards in Tuesday's election.In the 4th Ward, Alderman Bertha Mitchell faces Pierre Blaine, an independent. Mr. Blaine has yet to prove he'd do a better job in...
Fort Zumwalt South High School Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South High School, 650 West Mexico Road, St. Peters, must attain a grade point average of 3.0 and have no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll: Ninth Grade...
Fossil Treasure-Trove in Gobi Has Remains of Mammals, Too
In a finding that could shed light on the early evolution of mammals, scientists have uncovered exquisitely preserved skeletons of previously unknown, shrewlike creatures that lived during the age of the dinosaurs.Even tiny ear bones are present in the...
Four Seek Posts on Warren County R-3 School Board
Voters in the Wright City and Warren County R-3 school districts in Warren County are electing directors.Candidates for two seats on the Wright City School Board are running unopposed.In the Warren County R-3 district, voters will choose two directors...
Franklin County Theme: Expansion
East Central College and the Franklin R-2 School District want voters on Tuesday to approve proposals that would allow them to expand their facilities.Also on the ballot Tuesday in Franklin County are annexation proposals by Pacific and Union.Bond issues...
Franklin County to Elect Ambulance, Road District Directors
Franklin County voters will be asked to elect directors in the St. Clair Ambulance District and in the Sullivan and Washington special road districts.In the St. Clair Ambulance District, three candidates are seeking a directorship for sub-district 3;...
Fun Run Coming Up April 8
St. Charles County Community College will hold its fourth annual 10K Race and 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 8, at the campus, 4601 Mid-Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.The event is open to participants of all ages and this year includes special competitions...
Gifts of Food, Flowers and Love Help Ease Sense of Bereavement
Today's column is written as an explanation to readers as to why I have been negligent in answering letters and questions for the past two months, and also as a "thank you" to those of you who have filled my mailbox with cards and letters of support...
Goats Yield Ground to Greenhouses
A card arrived during the holidays from my friend Harvey, a fellow gardener, scribe and goat keeper. He lives about 30 miles away."After 10 years, we have given up keeping goats!" he said in the note."It was not a decision easily made, and we miss them....
Gold Mine Quarry Yields Clues to Oil, 400 Million-Year-Old World
Winter's worst is past, and the trucks are again rolling into the depths of the Thornton Quarry.If the long winter days seemed to crawl at a snail's pace, consider the rock that Material Service Corp. geologist Lyndon Dean held in his hand. The rock,...
Golf Course to Open Sooner Than Expected
The Lake Saint Louis Public Facilities Authority has moved up the opening date for the Hawk Point Golf Course and has secured more short-term financing through the aldermen.On Monday night, the Board of Aldermen authorized the authority to establish...
Great Flood's Effects Persist Church Group Gets Gift of Nearly $1 Million to Help Victims
The flood is finally over for Christine Johnson.Last week, two years after the Great Flood of '93 first lapped out of the river banks, Johnson, 28, and her two young daughters found a new home. Aided by a $10,000 federal disaster housing grant, they...
Grow `New' Houseplant from the Old One
One trouble with houseplants is that they grow.Eventually, plants such as rubber trees, weeping figs, vining philodendrons and dracaena grow too tall for a room. And to make matters worse, as these plants press skyward, they also shed their lower leaves,...
Hair Ye, Hair Ye: Perm-Anent Solutions Solve Style Woes
THE DREAM: You envision carefree hair that has bounce, shine and soft curls.The nightmare: You emerge from the salon looking like an overprocessed poodle.That's the thing about perms - a good one can make your life easier; a bad one is discouraging.Permanent...
Her Broken Leg Healed, Oakville Freshman Is on the Run Again
The trademark pig-tail flopped in the wind at Clyde C. Jordan Stadium in East St. Louis.Melissa Sapa, 14, arguably St. Louis' most recognized youth runner, was on a familiar romp to the finish line. Seven months into her high school career, Sapa is on...
Her Halfhearted Thanks Gets Full-Fledged Reply
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married 26 years. A few months ago, we were invited to his niece's wedding 350 miles away. Our children were not invited.My husband attended the wedding. I did not attend because my work schedule did not permit it.The...
Higher Taxes on Ballot for New Schools, Parks
Several municipalities, school districts and fire protection districts in St. Charles County will ask voters for money to expand and update their facilities.The Francis Howell School District has proposals that could lead to the building of high schools...
House Democrats Propose More Modest Tax Cut Plan
House Democrats proposed a stripped-down tax cut plan Wednesday that provides relief for college-related expenses but falls far short of the broad cuts promised by President Bill Clinton in his "middle class bill of rights."The plan even falls short...
House Vote Beats Back Term Limits
In an unvarnished setback for the Contract with America, the House rejected on Wednesday night an effort to pass a constitutional amendment placing term limits on members of Congress.House Speaker Newt Gingrich vowed that "this issue is not going to...
Housing Takes Breather '94 Boom a Hard Act to Follow
The housing industry here and around the country has fallen sharply in recent months, with fewer houses under construction and slower sales of existing homes.Economists say the drop in housing does not mean a recession is imminent. Instead, housing is...
Hubby Says Lovemaking Is for `Young People'
Dear Ann Landers: This letter is for "Frustrated in Philadelphia," whose wife decided she didn't care for sex and saw no need "to do that stuff." He desired affection, which he was unable to get at home, so of course, he wandered out of the corral.I...
If States Take over Welfare, Bureaucracies May Flourish
The welfare reform bill passed by the House may be the most consequential part of the Republican Contract with America yet approved on that side of the Capitol. It faces substantial alteration in the Senate and a potential presidential veto. But its...
Injury Keeps Munsch Away from Meeting His First Absence in 4 Terms as Mayor
Overland Mayor Frank Munsch, who suffered an accident on Friday, this week missed his first Board of Aldermen meeting in four terms as mayor."It was the first meeting he's ever missed, and he mentioned it, but he knew he wasn't going to make it," said...
In Ncaas, Grier a Big Problem for Gophers
Any possibility that Michael Grier would follow in the athletic footsteps of his father, Bobby Grier - a former Iowa football player who is the New England Patriots director of player personnel - ended on a weight scale.Michael Grier was about 12 when...
Insurance Firm Settles Bias Suit, to Pay Millions
In a settlement with the Justice Department, a homeowner insurance company has agreed to pay millions of dollars to customers who were denied access to policies as a result of alleged racial discrimination in Milwaukee, sources said Wednesday.A consent...
In the Fast Lane New Highway 5 Feet Underground Will Carry Data, Not Vehicles
Many motorists in central St. Louis County spent the winter watching construction of the information superhighway.Workers dug holes along the side of roads, pulled fiber optic cable through the ground and covered their work with grass seed and straw....
In Town on Record
NEW RECORDINGS by performers coming to town in the next week or so:LESLEY GARRETTThe Sheldon, 2 p.m. SundayLesley Garrett is a cross-over artist of a different sort. Although she's a prima donna of the English National Opera, she also has a large popular...
Iraq's Prisoners 'Begging' for Help, CNN Says
Two Americans jailed in Baghdad feel that they have become "prisoners of revenge" and are "begging the outside world to do something about their case," Cable News Network Wednesday.One of the men, David Daliberti, 41, suffered a heart seizure the day...
Ireland's Prime Minister Whirls through Kin's Ancestral Home
The Irish prime minister and his traffic-stopping motorcade are gone from Festus, but certainly not forgotten.Word is that Sarah Manley's gifts - a bottle of Jack Daniels, a bag of Arkansas rice, key lime pie, Navy beans with jalapeno, sausage from Hannibal...
IRS Fraud Program Slows Tax Refunds
If the Internal Revenue Service's new persnicketiness snags your tax return, take comfort in this:IRS Commissioner Margaret Milner Richardson feels your pain."We're sorry we've had to slow up some refunds for taxpayers who are entitled to them," she...
It's the Eagles.Again
See, if you'd only waited! Now you can see these guys at the "bargain" prices.Never mind.Here we go with the post-reunion reunion.The "Hell Freezes Over . . . Again" tour.The second triumph of Jurassic Rock.The re-return of the Eagles.Venerable rockers...
Ivy Weighs Down Tree, Blocks Sun, Air
Q: Something is happening with my Baltic ivy that I've never seen. Twenty-five years ago it was planted at the base of my sycamore tree, and over the years it has climbed the trunk. This spring I notice that it is covered with black berries.That isn't...