St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 21, 1994

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2 Astronomers Discover Unexpected Galactic Drift
Astronomers measuring the motion of about a million galaxies, including the Earth's own Milky Way, say they are drifting in a slightly different direction than the rest of the expanding universe.The theory held by most astronomers is that the universe...
2 Goals Give Gretzky 801; Howe Tied
The Great Gretzky matched his idol, the Great Gordie.Wayne Gretzky tied one of hockey's mightiest records Sunday, scoring twice to tie Gordie Howe's National Hockey League mark of 801 career goals. It took Gretzky 15 seasons to equal what Howe did in...
Addicted to Gambling Who Gets Hooked? Successful People Who Are Competitive, Charming and Smart
WEEKNIGHTS, you play bingo. Fridays, you buy lottery tickets. Weekends, it's the casino or the track.Just simple pleasures?Maybe. They can also be symptoms of an illness that's both hidden and progressive.Compulsive gambling can start as an innocent...
Adults Needed to Help Abused Children
Adults who can spend a few hours each month helping abused and neglected children are being urged to volunteer for St. Clair County's Court-Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, program.Volunteers who pass a background check and interview will be asked...
A Foolish Trust in the Poly Lobby
The "poly lobby" - the legion of psychological charlatans who claim their machines can unerringly detect lying - suffered a severe setback when it was revealed that Aldrich Ames, the accused Russian mole, passed two polygraph exams.The merchants of sweat...
Aftershock Rattles la, Tosses Rocks
A powerful aftershock to the Jan. 17 earthquake rolled across Southern California on Sunday.The tremor briefly disrupted power to thousands of residents and caused people to flee stores and movie theaters but inflicted little physical damage. No injuries...
Aftershock Rattles la, Tosses Rocks
A strong aftershock to January's deadly earthquake rocked the Los Angeles area Sunday, but no injuries were reported.The 5.3 aftershock did open up new cracks in a recently repaired freeway and tossed boulders onto a road that goes through Malibu Canyon....
An Now, for Best Production on a TV Tray
AS SURELY AS Thanksgiving demands turkey, Halloween means little bitty candy bars and the Super Bowl requires Ro-Tel dip, the Oscars call for a very special, star-studded smorgasbord.Before the first award (Best Hairstyling in a Documentary) is handed...
Area Gardeners Spring into Action
Gardeners with itchy green thumbs didn't need to know that Sunday was the first day of spring to flock to nurseries over the weekend.Nursery workers said Sunday that they could sell anything they put out. "They're absolutely champing at the bit," said...
Beaches, Blankets, Bingo!
When other Florida spring-break destinations soured on the annual influx of hard-partying youngsters, Panama City Beach was more than willing to pick up the slack.Business people welcomed college student visitors, who love that and the fact that rules...
Blues' Boss Scores on Power Play
Bernie Bits:The Special Edition.By extending the contract of Blues chairman Mike Shanahan through the 1995-96 season, the Kiel Center Partners smartly avoided another round of negative publicity.Shanahan deserved to stay in his current capacity, but...
Board Oks Volunteer Wearing of Elementary-School Uniforms
Students at Daniel Boone Elementary School can begin wearing uniforms voluntarily next school year.The University City School Board approved the plan last week.The uniforms are red-white-and-blue plaid with various styles, costing an average of $39.25...
Board Opposes Hancock II State Amendment That Could Curb Tax Increases
The University City School Board has approved a resolution opposing a proposal for the Hancock II constitutional amendment.The Hancock amendment already in effect requires tax increases of local governments and school and other districts to be approved...
Board Seeks Bids on Bus, Plans to Replace Fleet
The Affton School Board has begun replacing the district's aging bus fleet by authorizing bids for the purchase of one bus for next school year.The district has 23 buses, with the oldest purchased in 1977. Board member Thomas Colombo says that the average...
Bone-Marrow Donor Meets Recipient, 12 Michigan Woman, St. Charles County Girl Rejoice
Pennie Ahearn says the moderate pain from donating some of her bone marrow to help a sick child had been far outweighed by the joy of meeting the girl she helped."It's a fantastic feeling," Ahearn said. "I would do it again."Ahearn, of Flint, Mich.,...
Book, St. Louis Often Bask in Glories of the Past
Spring has sprung, the baseball season looms, and it's fitting that in a new paperback called "One Championship Season," writer Carson Van Lindt celebrates the occasion.It's also fitting that the book refuses to look ahead to the coming season. Instead,...
Briefs
FRANCE Conservatives Gain In Elections</P><P>High unemployment didn't keep France's conservatives from gaining ground Sunday in local elections, the first major ballot test for Premier Edouard Balladur.</P><P>The results...
Briefs
FRANCE Conservative Party Gains In Local Election Races</P><P>High unemployment didn't keep France's conservatives from gaining ground Sunday in local elections, the first major ballot test for Premier Edouard Balladur.</P><P>The...
Bulletin Board
OPENINGSAppreciation Leadership Systems describes itself as a "productivity enhancement company which focuses on `the power of appreciation' to get results." Owner/trainer/consultant Jim Reddy has opened the business at 623 Coachhouse Drive, Hazelwood,...
Caning Sparks Debate Teen's Sentence Strains U.S.-Singapore Alliance
THE FUTURE OF relations between the United States and one of its closest allies in Southeast Asia may rest on whether this futuristic, order-loving city-state carries out a punishment that dates back to its colonial past.An American teen-ager who has...
Cardinals Pitch in, Cage Blue Jays 3-1
Grapefruit League games are not supposed to be especially significant, but the Cardinals' 3-1 victory Sunday over the World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays was a relief, if nothing else."That was a good one," manager Joe Torre said. "I was pleased...
Celtics Lose, Clinch a Sub-.500 Season
The Boston Celtics clinched their first losing season in 15 years Sunday with a performance that epitomized why they're heading to the National Basketball Association draft lottery instead of the playoffs.The Celtics shot just 33 percent and were outrebounded...
Cfi Ready to Roll to New International Trucking Success
Contract Freighters Inc. is cruising down the fast lane of America's information superhighway.A high-tech company in a low-tech industry, CFI has rolled a reputation for responsive, reliable service into a $190-million-a-year operation stretching from...
Charities Asked to Detail Spending Council Head Wants to Know How Groups Allocate Money from County
St. Charles County has budgeted $230,000 this year to buy services from 16 organizations. But before signing contracts with the groups, Council Chairman Carl Bearden, R-7th District, wants to know how the organizations spent the money the county gave...
`Chicken Little' Investors Can Run to Shelter of 2 Funds
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! But Chicken Little and other mutual fund investors won't be hurt if they invest in two new bear market funds, say managers of the Robertson Stephens Contrarian and Lindner Bulwark funds.The funds use antipodal...
Children's Writings Help Keep `the Dream' Alive Scott Air Force Base Contest Revives King's Legacy
He believed that people should not be judged by the color of their skin, or what they look like from the outside, but for how they really are from the inside. From a Birmingham jail, he wrote: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." ...
City Council Boosts Fees for Golf and Summer Day Camp
Golfers who use Bridgeton's municipal course, and parents whose children attend the city's summer day camp, will pay more for fun this year under a new fee schedule adopted by the City Council.The new fees were approved at a council meeting last week...
Collectors Flying High with Airline Memories Exhibition Held near Airport Is Area's First
"Where in the world can you go on just two weeks' vacation?"The woman asking that question in a 1952 advertisement looks down on a globe where a ribbon marking a flight path bounds from San Francisco to New York and several European, African and Asian...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Turley Martin Co. represented parties in these leases:30,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space at 4500 Swan Avenue to Barnes Hospital from Ambassador Envelope.13,752 square feet of industrial warehouse space at 1626 Headland Drive in Fenton to...
Connors Pops Up in Low-Stakes Gambling Venture
Barely a year after he relinquished the reigns at the Alton Belle, John Connors is back, hungry for more casino action. This time, it won't be a riverboat. He's planning to enter the low-stakes gambling business in an old Colorado gold-mining town.Connors...
Cook Grew Up Being Mom's Secret Helper
WE HATE TO tell secrets, but we have to be honest here: Kim Furiate was a sneaky kid. She used to tiptoe into the kitchen when no one was watching and add seasonings to whatever was simmering on top of the stove.Sounds like a recipe for trouble. But...
Corporations Shielded from Responsibility
Somebody once observed that you had to be wary of the things you did only once. The reference was to buying a house (and paying closing costs) - which many of us actually do more than once.But maybe our focus should be on the familiar things that surround...
Cough Medicine Shouldn't Be Taken for Depression
Q: I take three to four ounces of Vicks 44D cough syrup every day because it helps improve my mood. I have had problems with depression for years and don't take any prescription medicines. The cough syrup contains pseudoephedrine (60 mg) and dextromethorphan...
Council Postpones Vote on Liquor-and-Gas Bill
Amid charges of intentional delay, the Black Jack City Council has again postponed a vote on a bill that could repeal the city's ban on alcohol sales at gasoline stations.The city is considering a repeal because of a petition by QuikTrip Corp., which...
County's Finances Looking Healthier Sales-Tax Receipts, Fees Buttress Revenue
A final tally of income and expenses under last year's St. Charles County budget offers a rosier picture than previously portrayed.Jean Hendler, deputy county auditor, reported the good news last week to the County Council when she summarized the 90-page...
Court Comment Supreme Insult, Mayor Protests
Ferguson Mayor Mike James says his city has spent 100 years developing its reputation as a fine place to live, only to have it besmirched by a high-profile remark made before the highest court in the land.James is referring to a consultant's comment...
Cromer No Longer Misfit at Shortstop
He's no longer a novelty act. The kid with the awkward name, the Ichabod Crane body and the Marty Marion glove.This year, the Cardinals' Tripp Cromer is right at home in a big-league camp."`I'm a little more comfortable," Cromer, 26, said. "I know more...
Deaths Elsewhere
EDWARD FOSS WILSON, 89, who built Wilson & Co., the Chicago meatpacking company founded by his father, into a nearly billion-dollar venture with interests in sporting goods and pharmaceuticals, died Saturday (March 19, 1994) in Washington.When Mr. Wilson...
Different Reactions to Relative's Pass
Dear Ann Landers: I just read the letter from "Second Guess in N.Y." Her brother-in-law, "Roy," made a pass at her, and she made the mistake of telling her husband about it. I made the same mistake.More than a year ago, my mother's husband came to my...
District Ponders Ways to Help Black Students
The Clayton School District continues to study ways to improve the academic performance of black students in the district.A preliminary report by the Task Force on African-American Achievement was discussed in a School Board meeting last week.The board...
Don't Be Afraid to Grill CEO about Slumping Stock
I asked you for questions, and you sure sent them. Here are some of them, with answers:Q. About a year ago, I purchased stock in a St. Louis company. I bought it at $15 per share. It rose to $17, but is now down to $10. . . . I'm beginning to get...
Eastern Europe Has Potential for Powerful Trade Alliance
As Russia slips ever deeper into economic and political chaos, many in the West despair of its future. But perhaps they need not do so - if they take first things first.Developing Russia's so-called "near abroad," the former East bloc states, is the...
Ex-Judge Who Accused Clinton to Plead Guilty in Fraud
David Hale, a former municipal judge in Little Rock, Ark., who was facing trial on fraud charges later this month, has reached a plea agreement with the special prosecutor investigating the Whitewater affair, according to Hale's lawyer, Randy Coleman.Hale...
Ex-Winery Owner Sues Relative, Archbishop
Eva Bruton Dressel, a former owner of the Mount Pleasant Winery in Augusta, is suing the new archbishop of St. Louis and her brother-in-law, Phillip Dressel, because of the sale of a vineyard.Earlier this month, MPW Inc. paid the Archdiocese of St. Louis...
Families Take in Children in Need
In exchange for raising troubled children, a local family soon will be the first to be paid to live at an old Air Force base.Eleven other families are expected to join the Owen clan within a year as participants in Hope for the Children, a program aimed...
Farrakhan Says His Enemies Are Plotting to Kill Him
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan says that enemies who link him to the assassination of Malcolm X are plotting his murder."They've already determined that I must die," Farrakhan said in a four-hour speech Saturday night.Opponents he never named...
Festive, Creamy Seafood Casseroles Make Perfect Party Fare
THESE seafood casseroles would be great for entertaining during Lent or any time of year.Diane Friedmeyer of Chesterfield provided both recipes. The first casserole was served at Bobby's Creole, a fondly remembered restaurant that used to be in University...
Fettuccine Alfredo Hit Hard in Food Fight
I HAVE EATEN fettuccine Alfredo, and I have not died.Was I lucky? Or was Jane Hurley, the nutritionist for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, exaggerating when she recently likened the creamy Italian pasta dish to "a heart attack on a plate"?I...
Few City Office Spots to Be Contested in Election
Wentzville voters are in the midst of a quiet campaign season, especially compared with previous election years in which political turmoil was the rule rather than the exception.Even Mayor Darrel Lackey, who has been involved in many of the political...
Food Takes Starring Role in Francis Ford Coppola's Life
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA is stirring a spaghetti sauce that has been in his family's blood for generations. He has refused an apron, and around him is a scene of culinary carnage: a tomato-splattered backsplash, soiled knives and a wild assortment of spoons...
Fountain of Ideas: Water Becomes Entertainment Element
Ron Deichmann and Robert Kuykendal are about as entrepreneurial as they come. At age 36 and 53, respectively, they are playing with water on a daily basis, working on new ideas in the old business of fountains.As if the boom and bust aspects of that...
Free Kicks Sarajevo Revels in Normal Life at Soccer Match
The scene was unimaginable just six weeks ago - a soccer match with entertainment by skydiving soldiers and a Buckingham Palace band.Gen. Sir Michael Rose of Britain, head of U.N. forces in Bosnia, was all smiles. What he hailed as another step in normalizing...
Frequent-Flier Programs Are Not about to Disappear
While some companies might like to swap frequent-flier programs for cheaper air fares, there is every indication business travelers won't see that happen.The programs are, in fact, expanding. It is now possible to earn frequent-flier miles, and ultimately...
Frim Takes Slice of Wafer Market Memc Starts a New Company
New products flowering in the garden of electronics call for new manufacturing methods, and MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. of St. Peters is meeting some of those needs.MEMC is establishing a new company for a special task. The second-largest maker...
Gender Should Not Identify Candidates
ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC primary election.Another woman who couldn't win did.Is this 1992 all over again?Not really.Carol Moseley-Braun and Dawn Clark Netsch are two women who each have three names.Netsch was the first woman elected to statewide political...
Giving Britain a Taste of U.S. Channel Surfing
PITY the poor British. At a time when Americans routinely receive 50, 75, even 100 channels, most people in England have to make do with four. This makes channel surfing in Britain a lot like trying to ride the waves in the Central Park Reservoir.Now,...
Glennon & Co. Sprouts Ads for Roundup Campaign
Glennon & Co. opened a new television marketing campaign last week for the Solaris Group's Roundup grass and weedkiller. Solaris Group is the residential products division of Monsanto Co.The spring marketing campaign is airing on the three major networks,...
Glory Days: Wentzville Wrestler Has Been around the Blocks
From arid Saudi Arabia to folksy Missouri, Wentzville High wrestler Dan Alexander has absorbed a lot for a 15-year-old.He's learned that small towns aren't so bad and that sports - especially wrestling - can be the foundation of athletic glory.Alexander...
Gop Seeks to Regain House but Democrats Think They Can Hang on to Majority
Now that the primaries are over, Republicans are seeking to wrest control of the Illinois House from Democrats in November's general election.As the 1994 legislative session got under way last week, officials agree that everything done must be viewed...
Group Seeks to Improve Highway Landscaping
On a vacation trip through the South two years ago, Craig Potts of St. Charles was impressed with the appearance of the highway rights of way, particularly in North Carolina.Not only were they free of trash, but they were landscaped with trees, shrubs...
Gun Busters 3 Radio Stations Helping Police Buyback Program
With financial backing from three radio stations, eight area police departments, including Fairview Heights, will buy guns from people who don't want them anymore.Residents may bring their handguns, rifles, shotguns and other firearms to the various...
Gun Foes, Backers Collide Rally for Control Produces Heckles and Raises Hackles
What began as a gun-control rally Sunday ended in a shouting match between gun enthusiasts and supporters of tougher firearms laws.Amid a shower of boos, Gov. Mel Carnahan opened the rally by urging about 200 spectators to oppose a bill in the Legislature...
Health Care for Every Missourian
A state House committee is set to consider the Missouri Health Assurance Plan, one of the most forward-looking bills on the General Assembly's agenda. Proposed by Gov. Mel Carnahan and sponsored by House Speaker Bob Griffin, this bill would restructure...
Health-Conscious Cooks Turn to Versatile Yogurt
NONFAT YOGURT has been a boon to health-conscious cooks. It can be used to add creamy texture to a wide variety of dishes, including this citrus baked fish on savory cracked wheat.Nonfat yogurt is mixed with orange juice and spices to form a delicious...
Heels Fight Past Old Dominion, but Lose Top Rebounder
Charlotte Smith scored 15 points and had 16 rebounds before being ejected, helping the North Carolina women defeat Old Dominion 63-52 in the NCAA Tournament's East Regional.Smith, the team's top rebounder this season, was ousted late in the game for...
He's Out: `3-Strikes' Law Bags 1st Career Offender
He was your ordinary career criminal, a man his lawyer describes as "a very nice person - when he's not out holding somebody at knifepoint."Then Samuel Lee Page Jr. secured a footnote in history: He became the first person snared by the country's broad...
Historian, Book Question, Challenge the Status Quo
If you happened to be walking along and tripped over a glossy amber bead, you'd probably either: (a.) keep walking, (b.) boot the bead with your toe, or (c.) pocket it as a new addition to your colored-marble collection.But, if you were walking with...
Hollywood Tattlers: Leaks Plague Oscars
As the countdown to Oscar night shifted into high gear Sunday, the show's producers complained that some of Hollywood's best-kept secrets are now out of the bag.True to Oscar tradition, the names of the Academy Award winners remained sealed inside their...
How to Campaign for Your Own Corporate Victory
"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process." - John F. KennedyThe other day, as I sat listening to some corporate friends blame their career problems on office politics, I came...
How to Cope with Adult Tantrums
JOHN GETS way too angry. If someone crosses him, he explodes. He screws up his face and verbally takes the person on. Over the years he's put his wife and children through hell. He's also lost friends because of his anger. For as long as he can remember...
How to Stay in Bond Funds without Getting Burned
Mutual funds that invest in bonds have had a nice run.Years of low inflation and falling interest rates have well rewarded those investors who abandoned money market funds and bank certificates for the more promising yields of the bond market.Bond fund...
Irretrievably Broken: The Long Road to Divorce
FOR ONE WOMAN, it was the day she called her husband from the pediatrician's office and told him that their 6-year-old son was going to need emergency surgery. She was leaving for the hospital, and would he meet her there?"My husband said, `Call me when...
Israelis Prepare Pullout Peres-Arafat Talks in Paris Could Hasten Autonomy
Israel could move quickly to pull out troops from the occupied territories if Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO chief Yasser Arafat can agree this week on resuming peace talks, Israeli officials said Sunday.A phone conversation Saturday between Israeli...
Itemizing vs. Standard Deduction
Don't mistakenly assume you are always better off itemizing deductions like charitable contributions and mortgage interest. By doing some arithmetic, you might determine that you can save money with the standard deduction - the no-proof-required amount...
Japan Delays on Plutonium
They say that if you long for immortality, you should die and come back as a federal program: None of them ever goes away. The same is true in Japan, only more so. The most dramatic example is Japan's decision to delay, but not cancel, its program to...
Keeping Posted
Checking Out The Missouri MuleMissouri mules aren't stubborn, just cautious, says Melvin Bradley, University of Missouri professor emeritus and author of a two-volume tome on mules."We call mules stubborn for their wisdom," Bradley said. "If we try to...
Lewis Grizzard, 47; Columnist
Lewis Grizzard, whose down-home humor in columns and books such as "Daddy Was a Pistol and I'm a Son of a Gun" delighted and sometimes enraged readers, died Sunday (March 19, 1994). He was 47.He had a history of heart trouble, including four operations,...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Marquette Kos Kentucky, Faces Duke Next
Play the team, not the mystique, Marquette coach Kevin O'Neill told his club before Sunday's Southeast Regional second-round game with mighty Kentucky."Make believe that Bemidji State is on the shirt, instead of Kentucky," O'Neill said.Bemidji State...
Mayor Set to Testify on Levee's Funding before House Panel
The mayor of Valley Park is scheduled to testify on Thursday before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on water appropriations.Mayor Fred L. Palmer Jr. will testify in support of continuing federal funding for construction of the Valley Park-Army...
Metrolink Studies Its Passengers More White Collars Found on the Commuter Track
The last of the afternoon sun spills into the MetroLink car as the first of the homebound commuters spill out.Many of them are bearing briefcases and wearing ties, high heels - and white collars. After decades as a kingdom of lone commuters, St. Louis'...
Middling Missouri Ignores Midwives
I heard an ad on the radio in which a woman's voice asked Missouri if it wanted to be left behind. There was an urgency in her voice that I'm sure the advertisers paid for dearly.I said to the radio, "Don't you know whom you are addressing, radio lady?...
Monday Memo
As the owner of no stocks, no bonds and no other vehicles of investment, we've never had what you could call a keen interest in stock tables or stock ticker tape.After we pay our bills, there is no doubt about the outcome of the rest of our income: It's...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Dennis Rodman. Enough already.In case you missed it, the disturbed San Antonio Spur, who leads the National Basketball Association in ejections (not to be confused with rejections), earned his fifth last week. He didn't leave quietly. The man they call...
Mother of Murder Victim, 12, Warns Parents to Stay Alert
Jacqueline Vaught, the mother of a 12-year-old girl from Indiana who was kidnapped, tortured and burned alive by four teen-age girls, is spreading an ominous message no parent wants to believe: "This can happen to you."Vaught and her former therapist,...
Mourners Honor Beloved Activist Marian Oldham
A crowd of nearly 600 on Sunday remembered Marian O'Fallon Oldham as a woman who went to jail to get banks and other businesses to hire black workers.Mrs. Oldham was the first black woman to sit on the University of Missouri Board of Curators. But most...
Msd Sets New Budget at $261 Million Public Hearing Set for April 6; Questions about Trustees, Sewer Rates Plague Plans
The staff of the Metropolitan Sewer District has unveiled a $261.4 million budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.It calls for spending $174 million for construction projects, $84.5 million for operating the district and $2.9 million for debt...
Nedved Move Puzzles Blackhawks' Sutters
Chicago's Rich Sutter has been an former member of the Blues for just over six months, but he didn't see many familiar faces Sunday when the Blues played the Blackhawks at Chicago Stadium."I realized that 12 guys were gone from last year, and they were...
Notebook
Testing For Heart DamageA group of doctors at Washington University School of Medicine says it has found a better way to test for damage that quietly occurs in the heart when a person has a heart attack during surgery.The test looks for a protein in...
Officials Welcome Accreditation Status
Officials of the Fox School District say that a state evaluation that finds the district accredited is welcome news before the election April 5.The district's first evaluation under the Missouri School Improvement Program will result in formal accreditation...
Only 1 Way to Avoid Penalty Tax on Early Ira Withdrawal
Q. About four years ago, when I changed jobs, I took money out of a profit-sharing plan and rolled it over to an IRA to keep the money tax-sheltered. I've gotten a good return on that money and want to start taking some of it out this year to help pay...
Oshman's Makes an Effort to Attract Active Women
Oshman's SuperSports USA stores hope to win the attention of active women Saturday with a nationwide promotion called "Women & Sports Day."St. Louis, with the SuperSports store that opened in September, will take part for the first time this year. Activities...
Panel Hears Hoop-De-Do over Basketball Poles
March Madness dribbled its way into the St. Louis County Planning Commission as commissioners heard residents tell of the vices and virtues of free-standing basketball poles.The St. Louis County Council had asked the commission to look into the matter...
People
Channel surfing is not what the doctor ordered for RICHARD PRYOR.Faced with multiple sclerosis since 1986, the comedian went to St. Joseph, Mo., to a five-day clinic. After a doctor suggested Saturday that he exercise by changing channels by hand, Pryor...
People to People
Genealogy: I am looking for anyone related to the Volluz family. I understand they are mostly in the St. Louis and East St. Louis areas. - CORBIN VOLLUZ, 220 North Seventh Street, Mount Vernon, Wash. 98273; phone: (206) 336-2844. ...
Planning Chief Tells Panel What Residents Want for City in 2000
Webster Groves residents have begun helping the city develop goals on how it should look and operate by the year 2000.Roger Grow, director of planning and development, said that since November 1992 residents had responded to surveys and attended neighborhood...
Poison Control Cardinal Glennon's 24-Hour Hotline Is an Antidote for Panicked Parents
QUESTION: What's the difference between a dish of lima beans and a container of louse powder?ANSWER: A kid will eat the louse powder.It would be almost funny, if it wasn't so serious.Rubbing alcohol, fingernail polish, drain cleaner, toy batteries, house...
Police Chief Fired by Board; Budget Problems Cited
St. George Police Chief Paul Roy has been fired for what appears to be financial and personnel mismanagement.Aldermen say they voted 4-1 in a closed session Feb. 22 to remove Roy from his post. Aldermen Tom McIntyre cast the only vote against the firing....
Put It on the P.A
The Kirkwood High School Concert and Symphonic Bands will present a free concert starting at 7:30 Monday, March 21 in the auditorium of the school, 801 West Essex Avenue. The concert band will perform "March for Freedom," "Oxford Pointe," "An Irish Tribute"...
Rapist's Parole Site near Victim's Home
A woman who says she was raped in Hayward, Calif., 16 years ago moved just about as far away as she could in California - only to find that her alleged attacker was paroled last week less than 10 miles from her home in remote Modoc County."This was her...