St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 29, 1993

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2 Gop Mayors Back Gun Measures
Breaking ranks with top congressional Republicans, GOP leaders of the nation's two largest cities voiced support Sunday for waiting periods for gun purchases and tougher laws to restrict the proliferation of handguns.New York City Mayor-elect Rudolph...
5 Killed as Shells Hit Sarajevo
Serbian gunners fired artillery shells into central Sarajevo on Sunday, severing bodies with hot shrapnel.Five people were killed.The attack occurred shortly after Bosnia's Muslim president, Alija Izetbegovic, left for Geneva, where another international...
A Baker's Dozens
BETTY BARRIGER makes Christmas cookies for a crowd, and she does it in the tiny kitchen in her apartment at the Gatesworth, a home for older adults in University City."I usually make about 14 batches in a day," she says, and she bakes almost every weekend...
`Adopted' Students Get Boost Mentor Program Helps Youths Focus on Learning in Classroom, Life
A student who was failing all subjects at Webster Groves High School is now getting above-average grades, thanks in large part to the school's "Adopt-A-Student" program, educators say.The originator of the program, Principal Yvonne Kauffman, admits that...
Aides to Clinton Make Rounds to Promote Health-Care Plan
Administration officials toured hospitals Sunday to promote President Bill Clinton's health plan. At Howard University Hospital, doctors told Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala that gunshot victims are getting younger and are arriving...
Air Traffic Control
Not since 1981 has a president intervened so directly in an airline strike. Twelve years ago, Ronald Reagan fired thousands of striking air traffic controllers, an act that wound up setting the tone for a decade of aggressive tactics by management to...
A Quilting Culture in Harlem New Works by Blacks Tell Tales Rich in Fabric and Color
`THERE IS so much you can do if you only learn to be still. Do you know how hard it is to be still in New York City?"As Peggie Hartwell spoke, she had half a mind on her words and half a mind on the color wheel. She was wondering, even as she talked,...
As Airlines Start Recovery, Deep Discounts Start to Fade
For the last dozen years or so, travelers have grown accustomed to wild and seemingly endless swings in airline prices, with fare wars as regular as the change of seasons.Over the last few months, however, a strange quiet has settled over the business,...
At a Glance
PITIFUL PATS</P><P>A segment of football fans in St. Louis is convinced the New England Patriots will move to town if the NFL shuns the city when it awards an expansion franchise Tuesday.</P><P>If so, a Patriot revolution...
A Tempting Sample of Holiday Cookies from Our Favorite New Cookbooks
THESE COOKIES are from our favorite new cookbooks. The recipes have not been tested by the Post-Dispatch.When children return from church on Christmas day in New Mexico, they receive these anise-flavored sugar cookies as a special holiday treat. ...
Authorities Guard Details of 9-Year-Old's Slaying
Angie Marie Housman died a "very violent" death at the remote wildlife refuge where her body was found, police said Sunday. But authorities withheld further details of an autopsy as they continued to try to determine who abducted and killed the 9-year-old...
Baker Is in a Sticky Situation
WHEN DEBORAH Williams' family gets together, peanut bars are almost always on the menu. And when Deborah Williams makes peanut bars, a family get-together is almost always on the menu.At the very least, the promise of peanut bars will bring Williams...
Bar Cookies: Easy to Make, Easy to Eat, and They Taste Great
IT'S TIME TO pass the bars - and we're not talking about the legal kind.We refer to the sweet treats, of which brownies are king, that we tuck into bag lunches, contribute to bake sales and serve at social gatherings. *****QUICK...
Beefed Up 9-Deep Illinois Expects to Contend for Big Ten Title
A year ago, the University of Illinois basketball team had only one returning senior scholarship player.That was Andy Kaufmann, who had sat out the previous season because of an academic deficiency.With Kaufmann and talented junior Deon Thomas taking...
Behind Passage of the Brady Bill
The big news from the recent session of Congress was that Senate Republicans can be shamed after all. Hours after they had conspired to kill the Brady bill, that modest measure that keeps gun purchasers waiting five days for their weapons, Senate Republicans...
Berra Construction and Entities Sued over Premiums
J.H. Berra Construction Co. Inc. and several related entities have been sued over premiums for workers' compensation and employers' liability insurance.National Surety Corp. says in its St. Louis County Circuit Court petition that it is owed $443,804...
Best Buy Moves out to New Megastore in Ellisville
St. Louisans can see the latest evolution in Best Buy stores by visiting the company's new quarters in Ellisville, a store relocated from Chesterfield.Best Buy calls its Ellisville operation, which opened Nov. 19, a megastore. At 42,000 square feet,...
Best Plan Is to Be Prepared
WHAT HAPPENS when you have to give a briefing to the big boss or to a client, or a speech to a roomful of people? What goes through your mind in the weeks and days preceding the presentation?To find the answers, I asked a number of successful people...
Birth-Control Pills and Your Sex Drive
Q. Can birth-control pills affect your sex drive? Before my wife got pregnant, we relied on condoms for contraception. After the baby was born, she started on the pill. It seems to me that our sex life has suffered and I wonder if the hormones in the...
Blues Strafed by Jets in 1st Arena Loss Emerson Helps Sink Ex-Mates
Blues winger Vitali Karamnov summed up Sunday night's predicament quite well."Craig Janney no play tonight, so no power play," Karamnov said after the battered Blues fell to the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 at The Arena, snapping their home unbeaten streak at 11...
Board Approves 4% Raise, Purchase of 2 Police Cars
Dellwood will give four percent raises to its full-time employees and purchase two new police cars under its 1994 budget approved recently by the board of aldermen.The balanced budget calls for city spending of $1,748,154. For the first time in five...
Boundary Panel Reviews Report on Annexation Plan
St. Louis County Boundary Commission officials found little to criticize in a report on a proposed annexation by Manchester.The Boundary Commission reviewed the report last week as part of a process that could eventually lead to a vote by residents of...
Bowl Poll: Nebraska to Play Florida St. for National Title
The reults from all precincts are in, and college football's electorate brings you Nebraska against Florida State in the Orange Bowl on New Year's night for the mythical national championship.Nebraska (11-0) and Florida State (10-1) remained No. 1 and...
Bowl Poll: Nebraska to Play Florida St. for National Title
Florida State handed West Virginia its first loss of the season Sunday. But the defeat was in the polls, not on the field.The Seminoles edged the Mountaineers by 69 points in the combined Associated Press and USA Today-CNN college football polls, setting...
Briefs
WorldSOUTH AFRICAU.S. Planning To Sign Investment TreatyCommerce Secretary Ron Brown said Sunday in Johannesburg that he would sign an investment-boosting treaty during his visit.Brown, the first member of President Bill Clinton's Cabinet to visit South...
Bugel Takes Defensive after Improbable Loss
Giants.....19 Cardinals..17</P><P>On a weekend in which everything went right for the New York Giants, the usual happened to the Phoenix Cardinals. It all went wrong.</P><P>Just three days after Dallas' Leon Lett opened the...
Bulletin Board
OPENINGSNardi Hobler, owner of Nardi Hobler Marketing Communications Inc., has opened Party Arts at 20 South Central Avenue, Suite 307, in Clayton.Party Arts rents and installs specialty linens and tabletop decor for corporate events and private entertaining....
Burundi Deserves World's Attention
In a confusing world we do the best we can to make sense of often senseless situations. We draw upon analogies to develop the order we need. The analogies we use dictate the level of understanding we achieve. The African situation that most closely mirrors...
Business Burnout: How to Leave It Behind and Enjoy the Job
Weariness singed his voice.This small-business owner had planned so well, worked so hard and worried himself into a debilitating illness. He just couldn't do it anymore.Burnout. Meet the disease of the '90s."The result of long-term stress, burnout is...
Business Could Benefit from a Firing Freeze
"I think we are a little too lean."Thomas Elliott,head of American operations - for Honda, explaining his - company's sales declinesYou hear carping about our "feeble" economic recovery. Hey, it's a miracle that this economy is growing at all.Like a...
Chiefs Bend, Fold, Tear Bills Kc Protects Montana, Torments Kelly
Sit down for this one: The Kansas City training room was occupied immediately after Sunday's 23-7 victory over Buffalo.And it wasn't Joe Montana.No, it was coach Marty Schottenheimer, knocked silly trying to escape a punt return. He was treated for back...
Cincinnati Finally Finds a Foe Playing at Its Level
Bengals.....16 Raiders.....10</P><P>The Cincinnati Bengals knew that sooner or later they'd win because of an opponent's blunders. It took 11 games, but they finally found their patsy: the Raiders.</P><P>Los Angeles missed...
Clarinetist Rejects `Crossover' Label
He works with classical and jazz players with equal ease. He has toured with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and with Woody Herman's Thundering Herd. But don't call clarinetist Richard Stoltzman a "crossover" artist."I don't really like the term, `crossover,'...
Cleveland's Comeback Falls Short
Falcons.....17 Browns......14</P><P>Jerry Glanville spent the week fretting over the punt return ability of Eric Metcalf.</P><P>The Falcons bottled up Metcalf on Sunday but still turned the makings of a rout into a close...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Turley Martin Co. represented parties in these leases:7,739 square feet of office space at 10845 Olive Boulevard to SalesKit Software from Scott Properties.Schwartz Realty Co. announced these land sales in St. Louis County:50 acres on Highway T to Gary...
Confident Philadelphia Ends Slide on Joseph's Late Td Reception
Eagles.....17 Redskins...14</P><P>The Philadelphia Eagles, for a team that had lost six games in a row and trailed Washington by four points with a little more than five minutes remaining Sunday at RFK Stadium, were surprisingly calm...
Council Urged to Resolve Bar Complaints
Residents concerned about what they say is excessive noise, disorderly patrons and lack of parking at Federko's Bar and Grill, 375 Big Bend Boulevard, have asked University City for solutions.During its meeting Monday night, the City Council heard concerns...
Credit-Card Profusion Yields Confusion for Consumers
Picture an afternoon of running errands in the future.You stop for gas, paying with your gas-company MasterCard to collect credits against your next fill-up.Then to the dry cleaner, where your dry-cleaner VISA card promises every 10th shirt is laundered...
Declines in Unemployment Rates Reflect Trend across Metro Area
The unemployment rate in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties declined in October to reflect a trend throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, where the rate dropped to 5.6 percent in October from September's 5.8 percent.But, cautions a job analyst,...
Developers `Trade' Liquor for 2 Fast-Food Restaurants
Developers who want to build restaurants at Olive Boulevard and Creve Coeur Mill Road are trading a ban on serving alcohol at the restaurants for county permission to build two fast-food restaurants there.The site is across Old Olive Spur from the Parkway...
Divorced Couples Strive to Let Go Many May Resist Making a Clean Break
IN THE HIT cop show "NYPD Blue," Det. John Kelly is romantically interested in fellow officer Janice Licalsi, but he's made several detours back to his ex-wife, Laura, an assistant district attorney.John and Laura are still enamored of each other but...
Dr. Paul Donohur
Dear Dr. Donohue: I hope you can write something on seborrheic dermatitis. I am told it is incurable, and that I will have to depend on shampoos for it. I have had no luck with tar-based products and thought you might mention some other kinds, with tips...
Drug Offers Hope to Alzheimer's Victims
Jane Wirsig first started complaining of persistent fatigue in 1976, but the watershed event in her illness came while she was doing her household accounts the next year. She abruptly stood up and told her husband, Woodrow: "Something's wrong. I've forgotten...
Elway and `D' Lift Denver over Seattle
Broncos.....17 Seahawks.....9</P><P>The defense did it. John Elway got his first victory at the Kingdome since 1989 with a lot of help from the Denver defense.</P><P>The Broncos forced Seattle's Rick Tuten to punt a club-record ...
Elway"s Play, Crucial Call Boost Denver
Broncos.....17 Seahawks.....9</P><P>Sunday was not going well, and the Denver Broncos clearly needed help from John Elway, or, if they could conceive of it, a higher authority.</P><P>So they went to both.</P><P>Another...
Emerson Makes Most of Homecoming
You could say that it all went according to script for Nelson Emerson in his homecoming Sunday at The Arena.Except that the former fan favorite here didn't plan any part of his goal that made the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 winners over the Blues.Emerson never...
Environmental Laws in Line for Overhaul
President Bill Clinton's administration is considering rewriting the nation's environmental laws because of a three-year study on how best to clean up pollution at a small Amoco Corp. refinery in Yorktown.The study was conducted jointly by Amoco and...
Expert Tells How to Score Points in the Workplace
If you have even the slightest interest in getting ahead at work, never say, "It's not my job."Never miss deadlines. Ever.And never take a problem to your boss without some solutions. You are getting paid to think, not to whine.These are but a few of...
Facing Reality, Ready or Not
WEDNESDAY IS a day that "Sherry" has been dreading for half a decade. It's the day she becomes legally emancipated from state custody.Sherry, 18, found out on Oct. 11 that she had seven weeks to figure out how to make it on her own. For the previous...
Families in Flux: Holiday Celebrations, Traditions Reflect Changes
A divorced woman spent this Thanksgiving in Las Vegas, where she stuffed slot machines instead of her stomach. She deliberately timed the trip to avoid being home alone in St. Louis County, because her ex-husband had custody of their daughter for the...
Five Killed as Shell Strikes in Sarajevo
Serbian gunners fired a mortar shell into central Sarajevo on Sunday, severing bodies with a hot rain of shrapnel.Five people were killed.The explosion occurred shortly after Bosnia's Muslim president, Alija Izetbegovic, left for Geneva, where another...
Garnishes Dress Up the Table
GARNISHES CAN give your holiday spread a touch of style.Here are a few tips and ideas, thanks to "The Southern Living Cookbook" and Kathleen Royal, an Oxmoor House home economist.Golden Rule: When trying to decide on a garnish, look at a recipe's ingredient...
Garry Moore, 78; Veteran of Radio and Television
Garry Moore, the affable, crew-cut host of some of TV's earliest variety and game shows, died Sunday (Nov. 28, 1993) at his home on Hilton Head Island. He was 78.To many viewers, Mr. Moore personified the ingenuousness that emerged from post-World-War...
Gateway Group Guilty of Errors in Payton Deal
Stream of consciousness:St. Louis is the Leon Lett of the NFL expansion race.University of Norm Stewart-Columbia 69, Central Missouri State 66? No wonder why Norm is afraid to play Charlie Spoonhour and St. Louis U.The Gateway Football Partnership made...
Gourmet's Editors Pick Their Favorite Cookies
AS THE WINTER turns to cool days and frosty nights, the warmth of kitchens fragrant with the scent of home-baked cookies, hold a special appeal.Gourmet magazine's editors have reviewed their inventory of a half-century's worth of recipes and have selected...
`Guardian Angel' Found after 33 Years
Dear Readers: Remember the letter from Roger Daub of Center, N.D., who told about working on the Garrison Dam in Riverdale, N.D., the largest earth-filled dam in the world?Roger was working on top of a 130-foot surge tank when a loose cable hit him in...
High School Wallflowers Should Bloom at Last
Dear Readers: I have a problem. An unmarried female reader signed "What to Wear?" asked if she should wear a figure-flattering cocktail dress, with a long slit up the thigh, to her 15th high school reunion dinner dance. She said she had been a timid,...
Holiday Cookies: It's a Wrap
HOMEMADE cookies and other goodies make great holiday gifts, and they can be packaged attractively and economically.Line wicker baskets with colored tissue paper, colored plastic wrap or foil. Fill with cookies, candies and other small treats. Or purchase...
Hotel Security on the Front Burner
Criminals posing as hotel and motel staff are preying on travelers in the supposed safety and security of their rooms, according to a lodging industry consultant.The situation is causing enough concern that business travelers are beginning to comparison-shop...
Houston Manhandles Pittsburgh
Oilers......23 Steelers.....3</P><P>The Houston Oilers, divided into two hostile camps seven weeks ago, now are a smoothly running machine on offense and defense.</P><P>More importantly, they're in first place in the AFC Central, ...
How to Make a Will Work the Way You Want It To
Deciding who your beneficiaries are and how much each is to receive is the principal focus of any estate plan.This requires assessing both the present and future needs of each beneficiary; determining whether a particular beneficiary can handle property;...
How to Use Your Ira to Meet Short-Term Cash Needs
Q. I recently read an article about borrowing money from a 401(k) plan account. The article said that when you repay the 401(k) loan, the interest goes into your own account. Is the same option available for an IRA? I need some extra money to tide me...
Illini Women Aim for First-Division Finish in Big Ten
Top five in the Big Ten.That's the lofty goal of Kathy Lindsey, Illinois women's basketball coach.A year ago, after being picked to finish 10th, the Fighting Illini wound up seventh in the highly competitive conference with a record of 6-12 (12-15 overall).This...
Illinois House Leader Won't Run in 1994 Mcpike Announces Retirement
Illinois House Majority Leader Jim McPike of Alton said Sunday he will not seek re-election in 1994, citing a variety of frustrations that are prompting him to retire two years sooner than planned.McPike, 50, a Democrat, has been the majority leader...
Improbable Field Goal Spells Doom for Big Red
Giants.....19 Cardinals..17</P><P>On a weekend where everything went right for the New York Giants, the usual happened to the Phoenix Cardinals. It all went wrong.</P><P>Just three days after Dallas' Leon Lett opened the...
Ira Contacts May Torpedo Bid for Peace in N. Ireland
The British government's reluctant admission that it has secretly communicated with the IRA has cast a shadow over months of peacemaking efforts for Northern Ireland.An influential Protestant leader has demanded British Prime Minister John Major's resignation....
Israel Must Keep Date in Accord, Arafat Says
The success of the PLO-Israel accord depends on Israel beginning its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank city of Jericho on Dec. 13 as agreed, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat said Sunday.If Israel doesn't start withdrawing its soldiers by then,...
Is the Fed Playing Market Games?
If things go right, we will soon know if the Federal Reserve Board has been propping up the stock market.Incredibly, the Fed - an organization that cherishes its privacy - has admitted in the last few weeks that it has been keeping transcripts of all...
It's Colts (3-7) vs. Chargers (4-6) in Loser's Bowl
Linebackers Jeff Herrod and Duane Bickett are teammates in disagreement over the misfortunes of the Indianapolis Colts.Both admit disappointment with the 3-7 record Indianapolis will take into tonight's game against the San Diego Chargers - also saddled...
It's East Side, West Side - All around a Name
I am probably the first reporter to file a story with a dateline from East County, Ill., where the weather and terrain and people are remarkably like those you might find in Metro East.For that matter, the people in Metro East are remarkably like those...
Jets Manage to Take off with Rain Pouring Down, Wind Howling
Jets......6 Patriots..0</P><P>The New York Jets got their first shutout since 1982 in monsoon-like conditions that gave Boomer Esiason visions of Christopher Columbus.</P><P>"I felt like I was on the Santa Maria coming over...
Keeping Posted
Central Executives To Share Bonus PoolSenior executives and mid-level managers at bankrupt Central Hardware Co. and Witte Hardware Corp. will get to share in a bonus pool of $650,000 if they stay with the companies until they are sold.U.S. Bankruptcy...
Limping Favre Boosts Green Bay to Tie for 1st
Packers....13 Bucs.......10</P><P>Brett Favre, limping in pain through a cold wind with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers threatening to spoil his season, turned off the boos and brought the Green Bay Packers back.</P><P>Favre, one...
Little Hands Can Help Make Big Cookies This Holiday Season
CHILDREN ENJOY baking seasonal treats. To make your foray into the kitchen easier, follow these tips from the Quaker Kitchens:- Bake early in the day, when everyone is fresh and well rested.- Dress kids in comfortable, washable clothes.- Read through...
Man, 18, Faces Murder Charges in Double Slaying Woman, Baby Son Were Victims
Authorities charged an 18-year-old man with two counts of murder Sunday after he showed police how he shot a woman, ran over her with a car and then abandoned her 6-month-old son in a creek bed to die.Maurice A. "Tony" Smith, of the 10200 block of Capitol...
Man in Murder Conspiracy Is Sentenced to 15 Years
Tom Nutter, who pleaded guilty of conspiracy to murder Byrnes Mill Alderman Milton Chisum and his wife, June, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.Nutter, 22, who lives in Farmington, was the second and last person to be sentenced in the case by...
Man Is Arrested in Abductions, Rape
A man suspected of abducting a clerk after robbing a convenience store early Sunday in Fenton was arrested later that morning when a woman was seen jumping from his car, authorities say.The suspect, William Howard Boyer, 52, is suspected of abducting...
Meet the Illini
DEON THOMAS, 6-8, 245, Sr., F: A second-team preseason All-America choice by Basketball Weekly, could move up to first team on several postseason All-America teams if he has the kind of senior season most are expecting. His scoring average already is...
Metrolink Earns Good Marks for Safety Two Injuries, Two Robberies in Four Months
How safe is MetroLink?In its first four months, only a handful of crimes have jarred the area's new light-rail system, police and transit officials say. And officials are piling on more patrols, to keep the crime rate low in the holiday shopping season.Although...
Mexico Gives Presidential Nod to Ally of Salinas Party's Dominance Makes Victory Almost Assured
The party that has governed Mexico for more than 60 years named public works chief Luis Donaldo Colosio as its presidential candidate Sunday.Because of the party's dominance, he is virtually assured of succeeding President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.Fernando...
Monday Memo
A Texas firm is among a growing group of companies that allow employees to gain extra vacation time - by paying for it.RECREATION INTERNATIONAL INC. of Dallas lets its workers buy up to one extra week of time off. Those who choose the option can spread...
Mood Swings Determined by Changes in Seasons
Dear Open Mind: The holidays are approaching and, as usual, I am facing them with mixed emotion. I am one of the unfortunate people who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder, and as the days grow shorter and the sun less bright, my mood seems to shift...
Moratorium Urged on Building Permits Alderman Concerned over Development of `Prize Corner"
A Clayton alderman is calling for a moratorium on commercial building permits while the city considers changing some zoning restrictions and building requirements consistent with a new master plan.Of special concern to Ward 2 Alderman R. Dean Wolfe is...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Simply Marvy: ALEX MARVEZ, who covers the madcap meanderings of the World Wrestling Federation for the Miami Herald, provides the latest, up-to-datest information on the devious doings of DOINK "The" CLOWN.Those few who are not Doink devotees might...
Mu Comes This Close to Disaster Tigers Fall Behind by 14, Recover for 69-66 Win
Some gratitude.In trying to do an old friend a favor, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart nearly began his 27th season at MU with what would have been among the most humbling defeats of his illustrious career.Missouri trailed Division...
Multimedia Wins Dollar-Help Account Once Again
For the twelfth consecutive year, MultiMedia PR Group has been selected as agency-of-record for Laclede Gas Co.'s Dollar-Help Inc. account.The not-for-profit fuel fund has raised more than $4.6 million and helped more than 22,000 households since being...
Muni Bond Funds' Sell-Athon Dims the Nuveen Sheen
It's not what you earn, it's what you keep that counts."That catchy little slogan has helped John Nuveen & Co. in Chicago sell $26 billion worth of shares in tax-free municipal bond funds - the kind that trade on the New York Stock Exchange.After a dramatic...
NAFTA Is Only the First Round in Battle over Trade
The struggle over U.S. trade policy is far from over. NAFTA's triumph was just the first battle in what promises to be a long war between angry labor and determined environmentalists on the one side and advocates of free trade on the other.That President...
New U.S. Attorney Ready for Big Time Grace Sees Carbondale as Urban `Microcosm'
W. Charles "Chuck" Grace of Carbondale says nobody should think that facing "big city" criminals perplexes him as he settles into his new job as U.S. attorney for Southern Illinois.Until this month, Grace, 46, was the state's attorney for five years...
No-Bake Treats Easy for Young Helpers
NO-BAKE COOKIES are an easy way to keep cookie lovers well supplied with their favorite treat.Cookies that require no baking fall into one of two categories: those that need no cooking and those that need some cooking or heating.The first type is the...
None of State's Top Teams Hails from City, County, Kc
The St. Louis area might turn out as many as 30 major-college football recruits this year. Observers in Kansas City say it's a boom year for recruiting there as well.Most of the best players in Missouri are in the metro areas.But the best teams are found...
Notebook
Screening Cancer Screens</P><P>The Washington University School of Medicine has joined nine other medical centers in studying whether widespread screening for four types of cancer can save lives.</P><P>The cancers under study...
Numbers Straining Schools Plans for Future Reflect Growing `Student Body'
A rising stream of new students is forcing Rockwood School District officials to look at new taxes and new buildings to contain the flow.The district added 935 students this fall, to become the second-largest in St. Louis County. With an enrollment of...
Nursing Mothers Face Problems on the Job Most Still Struggling for Privacy, Convenience
Debbie McClurg-Hitt has a benefit package with an unusual perk: a lactation room for nursing mothers.McClurg-Hitt, a registered dietitian, works for the Missouri Department of Health in Jefferson City. After she gave birth to her son, Logan, 13 months...
Obituaries
Eugene E. SiemersEugene E. Siemers, 86, of Portage Des Sioux died Saturday (Nov. 27, 1993) after a brief illness at St. Peters Manor Care Center in St. Peters.He was a retired dentist and had his own practice for many years in St. Louis.The funeral was...
On Hold as Congress Goes Home, Nominees for Many Jobs Await Confirmation
DOZENS OF would-be ambassadors, judges and senior bureaucrats will spend the holidays without a job because Congress adjourned for the year without acting on their nominations.A few nominees are entangled in controversy, most notably Morton Halperin....
Orchestra Homecoming: Troupers Triumphant
By any standard of measurement, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's concert at Powell Hall on Saturday evening was a fine one.But a stronger adjective seems in order when one considers that the ensemble had returned just five days earlier from a grueling...
Panel Hears Presentation from 2nd Riverboat Firm
The second gaming riverboat company vying for profits in Maryland Heights presented its proposal last week in a public hearing before the city's planning and zoning commission.Representatives of Players Riverboat Casino at Merv Griffin's Landing told...
Peggy Martin-Bowman: Preserving Tradition
Peggy Martin-Bowman is a product of the American melting pot. Her ancestors were Irish, Scotch, English, French and American Indian.But when Martin-Bowman speaks of her people, her culture, she is speaking of the Cherokee Nation. It is an identity she...
People
Miss Jamaica, an 18-year-old television announcer, has been named Miss World 1993.Along with the title, LISA HANNA collected prizes worth $185,000. She succeeds JULIA KUROTCHINKA of Russia.JACQUELINE MOFOKENG, 21, the first black to become Miss South...