St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 29, 1994

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150 Conditions Can Lead to Pulmonary Fibrosis
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have written a few times over the years on the subject of pulmonary fibrosis, which as you know I have had for several years.Please discuss it again. Since diagnosis I have learned that many diseases can lead to it, including pneumonia,...
A Challenge to Sen. Bond
Sen. Christopher S. Bond has used a parliamentary tactic to block a flood-control reform bill that deserves to be enacted. The reason is simple. The bill would allow the federal government to buy more land that is prone to flooding, require insurance...
Aerosmith Has Wide Appeal
FREEZE frame: Lead singer Steven Tyler leaning over a scarf-draped microphone stand, legs splayed, in mid-howl with guitarist Joe Perry slouching alongside.It's the sort of classic, enduring rock stance - like Ian Anderson's bulging-eyed pied piper's...
Aldermen to Inspect Haunted House Probe Follows Report That a 9-Year-Old Boy Was Injured Slightly
The Peerless Park Board of Aldermen plans an inspection of Silo X, a commercial haunted house, after a report of an injury to a 9-year-old boy last weekend.Alderman Patricia Ward, 2nd Ward, said her son, Stephen, had suffered a scrape across the chest...
Animator Paints Picture of Craft for Pupils Artist for `the Lion King' Makes Return to Old School
As a boy 20 years ago, Marlon West made movies with smoke bombs, fireworks, toy soldiers and dinosaurs in his back yard in University City.Today he works as an animator for Walt Disney Studios in Los Angeles. West was among 600 people involved in the...
Another Top Politician Assassinated in Mexico
A young man assassinated a key official of Mexico's ruling party Wednesday, rocking a country already buffeted by a turbulent year of violence and rebellion.Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, secretary-general of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI),...
A Pledge to Repeat History
With great ceremony, more than 350 Republican candidates for the House of Representatives filed past a table draped in red, white and blue on the steps of the Capitol Tuesday to sign a document proclaiming that Republicans are still the party of ideas....
A Taste of Music and `Art' as Well
THERE'LL BE more than food to sample on Friday and Saturday when the third annual Taste St. Louis sets up shop on the Gateway Mall.More than 30 St. Louis restaurants are expected to serve up food at booths that will line Market and Chestnut streets between...
A Tragic Price for Not Wearing Seat Belt
Dear Ann Landers: My precious 3-year-old niece, "Megan," is lying in intensive care in a hospital in Omaha. Her broken leg now has a steel pin in it. She has a metal plate along her broken jawbone and one along her gum line. All of her teeth are gone,...
Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Ex-Partner of Law Firm over Payment Default
More than a year after settlement of the long-running bankruptcy of Popkin & Stern, one of the law firm's former partners has been hit with a million-dollar judgment and another's default has put her at similar risk.In the August 1993 settlement, the...
Belleville East Reloads, Fires Away
Belleville East football coach Mike McGinnis is reluctant to gloat. His Lancers have scored back-to-back upset victories over St. Louis University High and Alton, both top-10 ranked programs in the St. Louis area."It's not too far from the penthouse...
Benefit for Gateway to Gardening Shows off Expertise, Real or Not
Anyone can have a pretty yard in May. What separates the gifted gardeners from the rest of us is a garden in show-off condition at this time of the year. Sue Reed qualified for this inner circle of prize winners when her garden was the site of the...
Benefit Tea Is an Opportunity to Show Expertise, Real or Not
Anyone can have a pretty yard in May. What separates the gifted gardeners from the rest of us is a garden in show-off condition at this time of the year. Sue Reed qualified for this inner circle of prize winners when her garden was the site of the...
Books on Tape
"A LONG COLD FALL" A mystery by Sam Reeves (10 hours, 13 minutes, unabridged, Reader's Chair, $33.95)</P><P>Vivian Horstman apparently died in a fall from her 17th-floor Chicago apartment. Since there were no signs of forced entry nor ...
Boy Held in Killing Had Mental Problems
A 14-year-old boy could be formally charged next week with murdering a girl who grew up in Edwardsville, Ill.The girl, Carla Farmer, 13, was stabbed repeatedly with hacksaw blades. Her body was found Sunday on a convenience store rooftop in north Dallas.Charges...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Dole: Health Bill Is Priority Next Year</P><P>Lawmakers "ought to be whacked" unless they pass a scaled-down, bipartisan health bill next year, Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole said Wednesday. But this time the White...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS City Counselor Appointed; Bosley Praises Credentials</P><P>Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has appointed Tyrone A. Taborn city counselor. Taborn, a lawyer in private practice, will replace Ronnie White, who became a state...
Brown Rallies Council to Vote for Delay in Quarry Rezoning
St. Charles County Council member Linda Brown rallied five fellow council members Tuesday night to postpone until January any action on rezoning a former quarry.St. Peters acquired the 27-acre site, at 2000 South River Bend Road, five years ago for use...
Buckwheat Pushes Zydeco Envelope
AFTER A one-album hiatus to record for Virgin Records, Buckwheat Zydeco has returned to its longtime record company, Island Records. But its new recording, "Five Card Stud," is anything but the same old song and dance.Continuing a tradition established...
Chambliss a Candidate for Kc Job
Cardinals hitting coach Chris Chambliss, his future uncertain until a new general manager decides whether to keep manager Joe Torre, has applied for the vacant Kansas City Royals managerial job.He will be interviewed Monday.The Royals already have...
CIA-Pentagon Study Says Their Costly Building OK Structure Will House Satellite Spy Agency
A JOINT CIA-PENTAGON study has concluded that no major changes are needed in the construction of a huge spy satellite agency headquarters whose very existence was a state secret until last month, officials said.The four-building headquarters complex,...
CIA Scolds Officers in Ames Case
Eleven senior CIA officers were reprimanded for failing to spot Aldrich Ames' eight years of spying for Moscow, but no one at the agency will be demoted or fired for the lapses, CIA Director R. James Woolsey said Wednesday.Woolsey disclosed that Ames...
City Panel's Request for Names Upsets Group Leader Organization's Opposition to Planned Complex Causes Problems, Director Says
In an unusual move, a governmental agency has told a group of residents that it wants the names of its members.The Kirkwood Tax Increment Financing Commission made the request on Sept. 20 after the Meacham Park Post-Annexation Association submitted seven...
Clinton Defends Trade Accord but Hollings Threatens to Personally Block Measure
President Bill Clinton insisted Wednesday that Congress must pass a tariff-cutting, 123-nation world trade accord this year, even if it requires a rare lame-duck session of the Senate."This is the biggest trade agreement in history. It's the biggest...
Comedy Calls Wilder Back
IT HASN'T BEEN EASY to laugh at Gene Wilder for the last few years. For a long time, Wilder didn't laugh much himself.But this fall, saying he has learned to seek his "heaven on earth," Wilder again tries to inspire smiles. His vehicle is an NBC sitcom,...
Congress Sets Up Independent Panel to Review Cia's Role, Power
CONGRESS IS CREATING an independent commission to rethink the CIA's role and review its continued existence in its present form.The commission, being formed despite active opposition by the CIA's leaders and passive resistance from the White House, will...
Costumers Create a Stir in the Movies
THE COSTUME category at the Oscars next spring should have tongues wagging . . . if Cher doesn't show up.The recently released films "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert" and "A La Mode" have wardrobes so integral, so outrageous, so visual,...
Counting Concerns Enrollment Drop May Curb New-Program Funds
Enrollment has dipped at St. Charles County Community College, prompting concern among administrators about money to operate new programs next year.Enrollment fell by 2 percent this fall from a year ago. The number of credit hours, the basis to receive...
County Officials Urge Defeat of Hancock II
Officials in Jefferson County issued a call this week for voters to defeat the Hancock II proposal on Nov. 8. They say it would cripple schools, law enforcement, social service agencies and other government services."It would be chaos," said James W....
Cronies Smith, Nehlen to Clash
For nearly 35 years, Larry Smith and Don Nehlen's blazing paths have only grazed each other. At 1:08 p.m. Saturday, their courses at last will collide when Nehlen's West Virginia Mountaineers visit Smith's Missouri Tigers.Their early resumes bear striking...
Dateline Decatur Labor Strife Pits Unions against 3 Companies, City
The picket shack is gone from the west gate of A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co., leaving locked-out workers exposed to the rain, wind and overnight chill.Fifteen months into the unusually bitter dispute, city officials ordered the shelter removed, saying...
Day of the Woman? It Is for Henry VIII
ITEM-IZING: There might have been a few red faces last Friday, when members of the Missouri chapter of the National Organization of Women checked in at the Henry VIII Hotel & Conference Center. That was the day U.S. District Judge George Gunn handed...
Demonstrators Back Ousted Trustee
Half a dozen protesters gathered recently outside the Riverview Village Hall in the rain and the cold to support an ousted trustee."362 Elected Lynda Foster and 4 Votes Removed Her" read one sign, referring to the expulsion of Foster on Sept. 6 from...
Designers Get Soft on Faux Fur
BREAKTHROUGH FABRICS are sending shock waves through the fashion world this fall with fuzzy-wuzzy textures and high-gloss finishes. Among the hottest materials to look for are faux furs and shiny vinyls."The animal trend is back, both in patterns and...
Device Lets Outboarders Flush with a Hush
If boaters ever tried to clean their outboard motors at night, they might appreciate the value of the Flush muffler, says its inventor.Since salt water hastens corrosion, all engine manufacturers recommend flushing motors with fresh water.The Flush muffler...
Earthquake Drill Shows Need for Improvements
A May earthquake drill involving more than a dozen Southern Illinois counties proved the region's emergency communications system needs a lot of work, a state report says."As was expected, most participants stated that their communications systems were...
Families Could Bite the Dust, Study Warns
WOULDN'T IT BE something if the American family were finally to be done in not by drugs, fluoridated water, welfare dependency, Hillary Clinton or gangsta rap, but by the continued reluctance of regular guys to do their fair share of the housework?Linda...
Faulty Seal Suspected in Sinking but Cause of Disaster Is Still Undetermined
Swedish maritime safety officials said that a seal that made the loading ramp of the ferry Estonia watertight was found to be "unsatisfactory" during an inspection a day before the ship sank off southwestern Finland. But other authorities said it was...
Ferry Sank with Little Warning Number of Missing Now Stands at 823
It was after midnight, an ink-black night on the Baltic, and a violent storm was churning the sea.Lars Lamke was asleep in his berth aboard the huge ferry Estonia, homeward bound to Stockholm, Sweden. Suddenly he was startled awake. The ferry was leaning...
Finder of Album Is Looking for Clues
THE CLUES are 84 family photos, a baby girl's birth announcement and a letter signed "LOVE YOUR MOM."The search has lasted nine years. Government records were checked, letters were written, and row after row of names in the phone book were called. The...
For Big Red, Winning Still Is a Losing Deal
Few things in life are more gratifying than seeing the Arizona Cardinals suffer horrible losses, such as that 32-0 debacle against the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 18.Now that's an enjoyable football game. Lose! Lose! Lose! HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA . . .As...
Former Eureka Star Staples Is a Heavy Presence at Central Missouri
Emmett Staples was once a noted fullback, renowned for his ability to power through defenders with his 240-pound frame.As a Eureka High junior in 1991, Staples rushed for 1,559 yards, attracting a host of NCAA Division I scouts.Staples' weight ballooned,...
Fort De Chartres Will Reopen This Weekend
The flash of dueling blades and the blast of muskets will return to Fort de Chartres State Historic Site this weekend.The fort, which has been closed since August 1993 because of flood damage, reopens to the public with the annual French and Indian War...
For `Wilder' Wife, 2 Lives to Live
HILLARY B. SMITH elevated the bicoastal lifestyle to a new plane when she accepted the role of Gene Wilder's wife in "Something Wilder."And speaking of planes, she spends a lot of time on them.Smith didn't give up the Emmy-winning role of Nora Gannon...
Freedom to Practice Religion Is under Attack, Scholar Says TV Ignores Faith and Courts Curb It, He Says
Stephen L. Carter, a constitutional scholar at Yale University, made a case here Wednesday for more freedom of religion, which, he said, has been forced underground by judges, politicians and the news media."Religion is our greatest source of dissent...
Gaming Panel Rejects Application
The Gaming Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to reject an application to operate a riverboat casino in Jefferson City because the applicant had failed to disclose plans to pay $6 million to those who helped in the application process.The commission...
GM Action Slows Effect of Strike
General Motors Corp. slowed the spreading effects of a strike at a key parts-making complex Wednesday by changing the mix of cars and trucks it builds at other assembly plants.By evening, parts shortages caused by a strike by 11,500 workers at the Buick...
Grim Monoprints at Siue Worth Viewing
Few graphic art enthusiasts can get in and out of St. Louis without being confronted by the grim paintings of 20th Century German expressionist Max Beckmann. A considerable number of Beckmann's dire portraits and narrative scene paintings were bequeathed...
Haiti's Lawmakers Come Home U.S. Troops Guarding Parliament
Haitian legislators cast aside years of fear to reconvene Wednesday - inside a ring of barbed wire and 600 American soldiers. But they made no progress on an amnesty law vital to the approval of a U.S.-brokered plan to restore democracy.Gunshots slowed...
Hard Look at Soft Touch of Pillows
PILLOW TALK is not all fluff. One of the most versatile tools of the decorating trade is the pillow.Pillows come in all shapes, sizes, colors, fabrics and textures - and can be used just about anywhere."They really are decorative accessories that are...
Health Officials Warn of New Flu Strains
Two new strains of influenza could be killers when the flu season arrives this winter, health officials warned Wednesday.They urged St. Louis area residents to get flu shots in October or November.The new strains of influenza are B-Panama and A-Shangdong,...
Heidi Wear: A New Line for Fleiss - Her Own Clothing Store
THREE YOUNG MEN browsed through a display case in Heidi Fleiss' new clothing store, but it was obvious that what they were really trying to see was her.The alleged Hollywood madam turned coy. One of the men asked if the poster of Fleiss, hanging on the...
Hiring of New Security Service Is Delayed `We Need a Study That Says We Can Either Do This In-House or We Can't,' Official Says
Officials in the Mehlville School District are going back to the drawing board on a proposal to improve security in schools.Administrators recommended hiring a security service to patrol the district's two high schools and three junior high schools during...
Hockey Season in Jeopardy Because of Bettman's Stern Agenda
To Yogi Berra's immortal maxim "Nobody knows nothing," we must now add the following precept from Gary Bettman.Nobody learns nothing.Not from the baseball strike, anyway.Of all the shortsighted, unnecessary, knuckleheaded decisions Bettman possibly could...
Horrors! Our Kids Might Be Reading Subversive Material
IT'S BANNED BOOKS Week, the week each September when we celebrate our constitutional freedom to read trash, smut, porn, bigotry and blasphemy and look for the topless sunbather in "Where's Waldo?" In doing so, we also celebrate our constitutional freedom...
Hotelier Is Paying Bill on Union Market Project His Prospects for Another Hotel Rise
Hotelier Charles Drury has paid most of the $310,416 he owed to the city on his Union Market project.And that improves his prospects for opening another hotel in the vacant Children's Building near Kiel Center.Comptroller Virvus Jones said Drury's Druco...
House, Senate Race to Finish Line of Fiscal Year
Congress shipped the 10th of its 13 annual spending bills to President Bill Clinton on Wednesday but began targeting a remaining measure for end-of-session amendments ranging from the baseball strike to Haiti.With lawmakers hoping to go home for a month...
Impact of Hancock II Can't Be Known Now Many Fear Plan Would Force Schools to Close
OPPONENTS OF Hancock II have predicted dire consequences for Missouri state services if the proposal passes on the Nov. 8 ballot.Supporters say it isn't necessarily so, and that the proposal would give voters a chance to decide their tax burden.But in...
Intervention Retired Educator Rushing in before Students Can Drop Out
When retired educator Bill Davis hears about a student who might drop out of school, he doesn't wait for bureaucracy to grind out the proper forms."The school will call and I'll try to do something within two days," Davis said. "By the time the paperwork...
In the Spotlight
Josh ToalGibault soccer playerYear In School: Senior.Height: 6 feet 2.Weight: 175.Position: Forward.Statistics: In Gibault's last four games, Toal has been sensational, scoring 10 goals. On Sept. 20, he scored both his team's goals in a 2-1 victory over...
Judge Backs Stallings' Request Records Ordered Partly Expunged on False Conviction in Infant Death
A circuit judge in Hillsboro has ordered the prosecuting attorney of Jefferson County to expunge - but only partly - the arrest record of Patricia Stallings, who was falsely convicted in 1991 of poisoning her infant son.Judge Gary Kramer issued the order...
Judge's Top Priority: Jury for O.J. Court Rebuffs Prosecutors; Will Hold DNA Hearing after Choosing Jurors
The judge in the O.J. Simpson murder trial refused to interrupt jury selection for a hearing on admissibility of DNA evidence and said Wednesday that a panel could be seated in a few weeks.Even the threat of a mistrial was not enough to keep Superior...
Karan Turns over New Leaf for Fall
DONNA KARAN is turning over a new leaf for fall, and like most fall leaves, it happens to be a colorful one.Karan parted ways with Peter Arnell earlier this year after a nine-year collaboration.This fall, therefore, will be the company's first season...
Loop in Motion: Big Band Blast in U-City
Loop Scoop: Football halfbacks and ends won't be the only ones going in motion this weekend. University City's two-day arts fair, the Loop In Motion, convenes Oct. 1-2.</P><P>The annual event will include a talented package of local pop ...
Lopez, Davies, Rarick Tee off at 12:30
The crowd at today's opening round of the GHP Heartland Classic at Forest Hills Country Club is expected to gravitate toward the featured threesome - Nancy Lopez, Laura Davies and Cindy Rarick. They begin play at 12:30 p.m. from the 10th tee.Players...
Lopez Makes Swing into History over 18 Years, Golfer Put Her Mark on Lpga
If Nancy Lopez raises her three children like Domingo and Marina Lopez raised her, it's a good bet they will grow up to be exemplary citizens.Lopez, who is to women's golf what Arnold Palmer was to men's golf, grew up in a loving, happy family in Roswell,...
Man Robbing Gun Shop Is Shot Dead by Owner
A young man tried to rob a gun store Wednesday in Dellwood. Three off-duty police officers were shopping in the store at the time.The shop owner shot the robber, who ran from the store. The officers chased the man, who collapsed and died on a lawn about...
Mayor's Nominees to Advisory Board for Disabled Sure to Include Author
St. Charles Mayor Grace M. Nichols says she plans to present her nominees to the new advisory board for handicapped residents before the end of the month.Nichols said on Tuesday that one person she is sure to nominate for appointment to the board is...
Missing American Heroes
As the smiling, young security policeman saluted smartly and waved me through the gate at Scott Air Force Base the other day, I caught a glimpse of a small red bracelet on his wrist. I knew without asking that etched on the slim metal band was the name...
Morale `Lower Than Low,' Officer Says Suspensions and Transfer Upset Some
Several St. Louis police officers said Wednesday that their morale was at an all-time low following the suspension of four officers accused of beating a prisoner and the transfer of a popular captain who defended them.Police Chief Clarence Harmon relieved...
Morale 'Lower Than Low,' Officer Says Suspensions and Transfer Upset Some
Several St. Louis police officers said Wednesday that their morale was at an all-time low following the suspension of four officers accused of beating a prisoner and the transfer of a popular captain who defended them.Police Chief Clarence Harmon relieved...
Morning Briefing
MCI Challenges SW Bell On Rates</P><P>MCI Communications Inc. has challenged Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.'s recent rate case settlement, saying it is "illegal and detrimental to Missouri consumers."</P><P>On Sept. 1, Southwestern...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Hot off the presses comes Sports Illustrated complete with rollicking RICK REILLY and his compilation of "the most dubious, irrelevant and annoying individuals of the last 40 years." Among the SI's Gang of 40 are:"FAN MAN. Nobody has dropped that easily...
Msd Sets Collection of Waste for Houses in Eight Zip Codes High Cost of Project Prompts District to Limit Hazardous Material Disposal
The high cost of disposing of household hazardous waste has limited a collection of the material scheduled Saturday for residents of eight ZIP codes in the River Des Peres watershed.That's the explanation of Terry Briggs, director of communication for...
Neighbors Oppose Auto Body Shop Plans
An auto body and detailing shop in Webster Groves drew opposition last week from neighbors who complained of paint fumes and noise.The Webster Groves City Council gave preliminary consideration to a bill granting a conditional-use permit for Auto Beauty...
Nhl Season Moves Closer to Postponement
The National Hockey League moved one step closer to delaying the start of the regular season when Commissioner Gary Bettman postponed Wednesday's waiver draft.The NHL's annual exchange of spare parts was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., but it was postponed...
Nhl Season Moves Closer to Postponement
The National Hockey League moved one step closer to postponing the start of the regular season when Commissioner Gary Bettman postponed Wednesday's waiver draft.The NHL's annual exchange of spare parts was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., but it was postponed...
NL President Here, Rues Loss of Pennant Races
Leonard Coleman, president of baseball's National League, didn't join Mario Cuomo and Bob Costas in discussing the value of the game in Ken Burns' epic film "Baseball."But Coleman can hold his own with the best talkers in the business."As National League...
No Need to Revise Police Residency Rule
For years, the St. Louis Police Officers Association has sought to persuade the Police Board to modify the 21-year-old residency rule. It requires police and civilian employees to live in the city.Fortunately, the rule remains in effect for now, even...
Oasis: Public Invited to Cultural Arts Center Celebration
The St. Peters Cultural Arts Center has provided an oasis for art lovers, a forum for entrepreneurs, and a hub for performing and visual arts organizations from St. Charles to Wentzville.The Arts Center building at Venture Drive and Mexico Road housed...
Officials Evict Residents after Girl Is Threatened
Ferguson officials have evicted the residents of 229 Randolph Street after a parent reported that a boy at the house threatened to sexually assault his daughter.Whether the residents will return is undecided.The house has been the subject of a battle...
O.J. Team Runs for Daylight Every Day
THE O.J. SIMPSON defense team generally leaves the courthouse together. The gantlet of cameras and reporters outside the courthouse - a gantlet that stretches two and three deep from the door of the courthouse, up the stairs and on to the sidewalk -...
Once upon a Time, Summits Raised Ruckus
IF YOU WANTED a vivid sign of how much the world has changed, all you had to do this week was look around Washington.No crowds of demonstrators in Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. No hordes of reporters, TV crews or photographers...
Onion Dilemma: Fall Back, Spring Ahead?
GARDENERS who grow onions are divided into two distinct camps. There are those who plant in the spring and those who plant in the fall.The fall-planters shake their heads superciliously when they see gardeners stooped over in the spring, dropping marble-size...
Opponent Chides Kelly over Injury Fund
State Sen. Steve Danner, D-Hale, said Wednesday that Republican State Auditor Margaret Kelly "has missed every major scandal on her watch."Danner, Democratic candidate for auditor, held a news conference on the sidewalk outside the Wainwright State Office...
Pact Would Reveal Genetic Data Washington U. Deal Would Speed Search for Disease-Causing Genes
Washington University is on the verge of signing a multimillion-dollar agreement with Merck & Co. that would make key information about the human genome widely available to the public.The pact, expected to be announced today, would speed the search for...
Panel of Officials Calls for Defeat of Hancock II
A group of officials in Warren County say that Hancock II, a proposal for a constitutional amendment, would be terrible, even catastrophic.In a meeting conducted Tuesday night by Carl Robine of the Warrenton Fire Protection District, nearly two dozen...
Panel to Ponder Election on Charter
A committee of the Overland Board of Aldermen will make a recommendation on whether voters should be asked to approve a commission to write a home-rule charter.Overland has operated under general state statutes since its incorporation in 1939. For decades,...
People
Actress LONI ANDERSON has been invited to the home of her ex, BURT REYNOLDS, to rat through 25 boxes of belongings. Her Pepe Le Pew cartoon cells are in there somewhere, she's certain.So may be her bronze Puss n' Boots statue and a signed Garfield sketch.The...
People in Business
Union Illinois Co. appointed pJames A. Coontz president and chief executive of Union Bank of Illinois, one of the company's two banks. He replaces R.W. Wallace, who continues as president and chief executive for the holding company.Boatmen's National...
Personality Portraits: Soul-Searching
IT'S a grim and ghoulish cast of characters that has invaded the gallery at Mary Institute and Country Day School.With the ferocious energy of her brush strokes, Belinda Lee has slashed out a series of portraits of the angry, maimed and disaffected.But...
Population as a Security Threat
This year marks the 20th anniversary of two important events. One is a long-secret national security study by the U.S. government. The other is the first U.N. meeting to discuss world population.In 1969, President Richard M. Nixon gave a startling speech,...
Proposal Would Let Schools Pick Different Sat Standards
The NCAA Presidents Commission voted Wednesday to let schools in some cases choose between their SAT freshman requirements and the NCAA's.Given full authority to set their own test-score standards, schools could, in theory, do away with those requirements...
Pupils Pressed into Food Duty at East St. Louis School
Ten-year-old Heather Lucas hardly paused as she dished out the red gelatin, hot dogs and cole slaw - until the gelatin ran out a little after noon.When she's not helping serve food in the school cafeteria at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Washington...
Recordings
"NO PRIMA DONNA: THE SONGS OF VAN MORRISON" Various artists (A&M)Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, the Hothouse Flowers, Lisa Stansfield and others render 10 Van Morrison songs with loads of reverence, but little of the ecstasy that Morrison consistently...
Republicans Ready to Reap Big Gains
Six weeks before an off-year election that could produce a greater upheaval than the 1980 presidential year in which Republicans captured the White House and Senate, the GOP is drooling over the possibility of taking control of both houses of Congress...
Sanctions against Japan Would Be Narrow
Any sanctions the United States decides to impose on Japan will be narrowly targeted to deal with the most blatant trade barriers that country has erected, Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said Wednesday.Bentsen said the United States is not contemplating...
School Building Plans Reviewed the Projects Are an Early Learning Center and Four Classrooms
The University City School Board last week got its first look at drawings for two construction projects that are part of last year's $10.5 million bond issue.The plans included an Early Learning Center to be built at 737 Kingsland Avenue and four classrooms...
`Scottish Play' Offers Depth, Special Appeal
"The Scottish Play" is a real find for the City Players. The play by Graham Holliday is a work of substance with a special appeal for anyone who has worked in community theater.The play takes its name from an old theatrical superstition. In deference...
Sentimental Journey St. Louis Man Back from Voyage on '43 Ship to Celebrate D-Day
Bill Cannady of St. Louis is back in town after a five-month voyage halfway around the world to Normandy on a historic ship.And what a trip it was, said Cannady, 69, a crew member on the Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien. The vessel was built in 1943 to...