St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 7, 1994

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3 First-Period Goals Carry 'Hawks Past Mighty Ducks
Steve Smith, Jeremy Roenick and Stephane Matteau scored in the first period Sunday and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Mighty Ducks 3-2 in their first visit to Anaheim.Chicago overcame unassisted goals by Joe Sacco and Troy Loney and won consecutive...
7 Days in January for Jackie Smith, a Time to Mourn, Rejoice
On Sunday Jan. 23, Jackie Smith and his wife, Gerri, were en route to the home of Bill and Joan Koman for dinner. Smith and Koman began their friendship in 1963 as football Cardinals teammates.From the car phone, Smith called Little Rock, Ark., to talk...
A Clean Amendment for Gambling
If the Missouri House and Senate continue as they have regarding an amendment on riverboat gambling, they will have made the best of a bad situation thrown at them by a ruling last month from the state Supreme Court. Both houses have worked hard to put...
Actor Joseph Cotten; Longtime Leading Man
Joseph Cotten, the polished Virginian who became a star with "Citizen Kane" and went on to play opposite Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman and others, died Sunday (Feb. 6, 1994) of pneumonia. He was 88.The actor died at his home in Los Angeles...
After Brawl,texas Tech to Study Crowd Control
Texas Tech officials have scheduled a meeting today to discuss ways to improve crowd control following a post-game brawl involving fans and Texas A&M coach Tony Barone and his basketball players."Our crowd control situation needs to be looked at," Tech...
Air Thrust St. Louisan Recalls 18 Missions in Bombing Germany
Fifty years ago, the 390th Bomb Group, 8th U.S. Army Air Force, started flying missions from its base in northeastern England against Hitler's forces in Germany. Thousands of men took part in the bombing raids that continued until the war ended in 1945.Among...
Ambush's Barry Proves a Quick Front-Office Study
Pat Barry is 18 . . . going on 36.Chronologically, he's a teen-ager. Professionally, he's two or three rungs up the career ladder.By day, Barry is a senior at CBC High. By night, he's assistant director of marketing/public relations for the Ambush of...
Ambush's Jack of All Trades Displays Wisdom beyond Years
Pat Barry is 18 . . . going on 36.Chronologically, he's a teen-ager. Professionally, he's two or three rungs up the career ladder.By day, Barry is a senior at CBC High. By night, he's assistant director of marketing/public relations for the Ambush of...
Ashcroft Makes Senate Bid Official, Promises Shakeup He Vows to Work for Term Limits and Line-Item Veto
Promising to shake up Congress to make it more responsive to the public, John Ashcroft made it official on Sunday that he's a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate.Ashcroft, who left office 13 months ago after eight years as governor, pledged to be...
Bad Moods: They're Catching
IF YOU'RE wondering how it happened again - how you woke up in a good mood and drove to work in a good mood and hung up your coat in a good mood, and now suddenly you're in a bad mood - then look around you.Surreptitiously.Because you probably caught...
`Battle of Bands' Part of War on Drugs Trend Offers Alcohol-Free Entertainment
Jessica Edwards believes abuse of alcohol and other drugs is a "genuine problem" among St. Louis area high school students.But Edwards, 18, a senior at Oakville High School, is not wringing her hands about the problem. She and fellow members of the TREND...
Bears Bounce Rochester Washington U's Folkl Scores 26 in Victory
Washington University basketball coach Mark Edwards is a difficult man to please."Overall, we played well, but we still have some room for improvement," Edwards said after the Bears blasted the University of Rochester (N.Y) 93-70 Sunday afternoon in...
Beware the Hue and Cry to Slay the Deficit Dragon
Long before Congress tackles health care or welfare reform, it will vote on submitting to the states a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.Judgment day is scheduled for later this month, though it might be postponed until March....
Billikens Lore Now More Than Trivial Pursuit
The question has been posed for years, but never as frequently, never as seriously.Now, columnists and scribes from the Washington Post, Orange County Register and all parts in between come to St. Louis to ask. Now, ESPN, CNN and maybe even CIA are calling...
Bill Seeks to Tighten Rules on Power Lines It Calls for Special Review of New Projects
Legislation proposed last week would require electric utilities to get permission from the Missouri Public Service Commission each time the utility builds a new power transmission line.The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Joan Bray, D-University City, would...
Bills Give Depaul 'Da Slip 91-81 Win Boosts Slu to 18-1
Something about DePaul's basketball team brings out the occasional worst in St. Louis University's squad.So what kind of team finds a way to bust a good team in the belly despite struggling itself?"Ours," SLU coach Charlie Spoonhour said.That might explain...
Bills' Strategy Exorcises Big Demon
The last time the two teams met, DePaul's prodigious pivot, senior Michael Ravizee, ravaged the defenseless Billikens inside for career highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds.And though the Billikens won 80-71 three weeks ago, the 6-foot-9, 250-pound Ravizee...
Bobbitt-Mania: Lorena's Mailbag Overflows with Cards, Letters
Lorena Bobbitt's mailbag runneth over.The woman who cut off her husband's penis receives get-well cards, religious messages, checks and a few hate letters. Someone sent a plastic meat cleaver.The mail started coming in to the Prince William County courthouse...
Boomers Are Discovering the Virtues of Saving Money
Something good seems to have come out of all the economic problems of the last few years. At least one generation of Americans, the so-called baby boomers, appears to be taking the idea of saving for retirement more seriously.That's a mixed blessing...
Boutros-Ghali Tells Nato: Be Ready to Strike
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali asked NATO on Sunday to prepare for possible air strikes against Serbian artillery positions in and around Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, a U.N. spokesman said.Boutros-Ghali sent a letter to NATO Secretary-General...
Boutros-Ghali Tells Nato: Be Ready to Strike
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali asked NATO on Sunday to prepare for possible air strikes against Serbian artillery positions in and around Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, a U.N. spokesman said.Boutros-Ghali sent a letter to NATO Secretary-General...
Briefs
NATIONAL ATLANTA Teamsters Urge UPS Workers To Strike</P><P>The Teamsters union is urging its 165,000 United Parcel Service employees to strike today over an increase in maximum package weights, despite a court order forbidding a...
Bulletin Board
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Cardinal Ritter's Thomas Keeps Eye on Academics.And Wins
Photographs grace a wall in the office of Cardinal Ritter High basketball coach Preston Thomas.There is a picture of basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Another of football hall-of-famer Jim Brown. Track immortals Edwin Moses and Jackie Joyner-Kersee...
Chocolate Dessert Has Low-Fat Secret
ALTHOUGH I LOVE to prepare dinner at home on Valentine's Day, Monday is a particularly hectic workday for me.Aware of this, I suggested to my husband that we dine out but return home for a homemade dessert and coffee.A few days later I discovered that...
Church May Move to Make Way for Traffic Overpass
To help traffic move more easily along East St. Louis' main street, St. Mark Church may be doing some moving of its own.The city plans to build a five-block overpass on State Street. The bridge will go up and over the Alton & Southern Railroad tracks...
City Schools `Gun-Shy' on Tracking Number of Firearms Found
While violence and guns have been in the spotlight of public concern across the nation, St. Louis school district officials apparently are in the dark about exactly how many guns have been found in their schools.Since September 1992, the district has...
Climate Experts Have Found El Nino's Sister - la Nina
BY USING awesome computing power, worldwide measurements and powerful new theories, climate specialists have found that the tropical atmosphere has a yin-yang nature: The infamous El Nino event, involving periodic warming of sea surface water in the...
Clinton, Cooper, Chafee: Health Care's Big 3 Lawmakers, Leaders Aim for Compromise
THE BATTLE over health care in Congress may come down to this: finding a way to meld President Bill Clinton's sweeping reforms with the more cautious changes that Rep. Jim Cooper and Sen. John Chafee envision.There are other plans on their left and right,...
Clinton Delivers Timely Reminders
Bill Clinton gives a good speech. There is in him a bit of the preacher, some of the earnest high school orator, a little carnival barker and some door-to-door salesman. You could tell how well his State of the Union address played by how fast his political...
Clinton Ignored Reality of Ira Terrorism in Allowing Adams' Visit
Among the prices Bill Clinton paid for the Democratic presidential nomination two years ago was a brief but foolish flirtation with the radical chic view of the conflict in Northern Ireland.Irish-Americans vote in large numbers in the important New York...
`Clinton Lite' Is Much Too Weak
Twenty of the nation's largest businesses, including McDonnell Douglas Corp., Chrysler and IBM, are urging Congress to pass a law requiring employers to provide health insurance for their workers. Though this position doesn't address the problem of the...
Closing Records a `Great Cover' for Lawbreakers, Says Private Eye
A private investigator says a bill moving through the Missouri Legislature will make it harder to track down crooks who have defrauded insurance companies, skipped out on overdue rent or failed to make child-support payments.Ron Buretta, whose investigative...
Contributors to Political Candidates Reported
A DuPage County family, a fertilizer executive and an Arizona retiree are among dozens of contributors who gave $10,000 or more to Illinois political candidates.DuPage County State's Attorney Jim Ryan is a favorite candidate of the Krehbiel family of...
Conversational: O'connell's Is for Lunch and Chatting
When the new Kingshighway viaduct opened, ending 18 months of detours and aggravation, there were cheers from many people, but few were happier than Jack Parker, who had watched business at O'Connell's take a fall as sharp and sudden as the bridge itself.Things...
Cooking with Herbs
A COOKING note:Don't forgot to add Herbs to these recipes.That's Herbs as in Herbert, not herbs as in oregano.Three Herbs have graciously come forward to share their savory secrets with us. They are Herb Humphries, a reporter for Channel 4 (KMOV-TV),...
Cool Science `Beakman's World' Is Part `Pee-Wee's Playhouse,' Part `Mr. Wizard'
PAUL ZALOOM, political satirist, performance artist, puppeteer and children's television-show host, leans over his plate of smoked trout and begins explaining the theory of relativity."It's got to do with energy and mass," he says, launching himself...
Council Moves Ahead on Subdivision Rules
The Kirkwood City Council has taken the first step toward setting new minimum requirements for subdivision development, including street construction and landscaping.The proposed changes are in a bill the council introduced last week and set for final...
Counterpunch Sexists with Jab to Funny Bone, Aba Panel Says
Even lawyers sometimes need a laugh.Tucked among the many dry and technical panel discussions at the American Bar Association convention this week was an exception: "How to Talk to a Sexist." It could have been named "Combat Training: Using Humor as...
Critics Question Clinton's Plans to Cut Budget
Liberal Democrats and lobbyists criticized President Bill Clinton Sunday for cuts that he will seek in his $1.5 trillion budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1."I'm not satisfied with the budget," Rep. Kweisi Mfume, D-Md., chairman of the...
D'arcy Pockets Honors for Budweiser `Pool Hall' Ad
Adweek magazine has selected a television advertisement created by D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles-St. Louis as one of the "Best TV Spots of 1993."The "Pool Hall" spot for Budweiser earned DMB&B recognition as one of the Top 50 favorite spots chosen by...
Dear Aldermen: Happy Navigating
DEAR ST. LOUIS Alderpersons:One of your colleagues called me Friday afternoon. He was very angry."I try to do the right thing, the `good-government thing,' and you kick me in the teeth," he said.What had angered him was this sentence in Friday's column...
Deaths Elsewhere
THELMA H. STOVALL, 74, the first woman elected lieutenant governor in Kentucky, died Friday (Feb. 4, 1994) in Louisville in her sleep.Ms. Stovall served in state government for more than two decades, serving three terms as secretary of state, two as...
Denver Company Buys Area Radio Frequencies
CenCall Communications Corp. of Denver has bought radio frequencies from three St. Louis companies that it plans to use for a new wireless communications system developed by Motorola Inc.The new network, which would compete with cellular phones, will...
Developer Presents Proposal to Build 51 Houses
The St. Louis County Planning Commission recently heard a proposal from Premier Development Corp. to build 51 single-family houses on 17 acres in west St. Louis County.The tract, which currently is zoned for low-density residential use, is bordered by...
Development in 8 Areas `Frozen' for 6 Months Chamber of Commerce Fears the Move Will Deter New Businesses
Clayton aldermen have adopted a six-month freeze on development, major building renovation and demolition in eight commercially zoned areas despite protests from the Chamber of Commerce that the action could have a chilling effect on efforts to attract...
Down to Business: 4th-Graders Find out What Mall's All About
For a few hours last week, a fourth-grade classroom at Wren Hollow Elementary School near Ballwin became a shopping mall.Nick Adams and company hawked sports bracelets. Christy Sitek, earrings. Carrie Snyder, something called squish. Erica Reed, tie-dyed...
Drug May Prevent Newborns' Jaundice
In a development that may lead to prevention of most neonatal jaundice, researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York have developed a preventive drug that could eventually be given to all newborns.Jaundice, the most commonly treated medical...
Employer Wants Job to Be Pleasant
Dear Open Mind: I own and run a small manufacturing company that employs about 50 plant workers. Over the years, I've observed the different attitudes workers have about their job. Some seem to enjoy work and take pride in a job well done. Others seem...
ENERGY'S KEY TO SUCCESS, PRINCIPAL SAYS Series: In Our Schools an Occasional Series
THERE'S NOTHING magical about the formula Samuel Morgan says he has used to keep his job for 18 years as principal of East St. Louis Senior High School in a poor, predominantly black, urban setting.The magic, if any, comes from pure hard work, Morgan...
Evacuation Prompts Procedure Review Parent Notification in Emergency Draws Complaints
In the Rockwood School District, officials are taking a closer look at how to notify parents of students after an emergency at school.Some parents have complained that they were unable to find their children when school officials evacuated about 300...
Evers' Case Sparks Another Call for Justice `Deferred'
If Medgar Evers' children can live to see their father's murderer behind bars, why, Dennis Dahmer wonders, can't he?Dahmer's father was also a victim of a racially motivated murder in the 1960s, and the son - now a Baton Rouge, La., businessman - is...
Fired Fire Official Will Get Pension a Lawsuit Is Challenging the Discharge
Jack Dunn, a director of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District, will get an early retirement pension from the district.Dunn was a firefighter for the district from January 1971 until June 1980. He served as an administrative assistant from June...
Flavors of New Orleans Inspire Mardi Gras Pie
CHEF EMERIL LAGASSE sends a sweet tune up from New Orleans for Mardi Gras on Feb 15.Chocolate banana jazz pie features layers of bananas and chocolate cream, topped with whipped cream.Lagasse is chef-owner of Emeril's and Nola restaurants and the author...
Fourteen Strategies That Can Help Cheer You Up
ON AVERAGE, people classify every third day as a "bad day," according to Randy Larsen, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, who has been researching moods for a decade.Larsen identified 14 strategies that people rely on...
Fourth-Graders Find What Mall's All about Borrowing, Making, Selling, Marketing `Cool' Business
For a few hours last week, a fourth-grade classroom at Wren Hollow Elementary School near Ballwin became a shopping mall.Nick Adams and company hawked sports bracelets. Christy Sitek, earrings. Carrie Snyder, something called squish. Erica Reed, tie-dyed...
Frequent Flying Frequently Changes
Keeping up with the news about airline frequent-flier and hotel frequent-guest programs has been a challenge the last few months.Among the major developments:Three of the biggest U.S. airlines - American, United and USAir - announced they will raise...
Friends of Slain Witness Blame Lack of Security
A photo on Sayed Yehia's wall shows him shaking hands with Egypt's top law enforcement official. A happy scene, but one that may have cost the auto dealer his life.That photo of Yehia was splashed across Egypt's front pages after he captured a suspect...
Further Peace Talks Weighed PLO Reluctant Unless Peres Gets Authority to Strike a Deal
Israel and the PLO are warily weighing whether to embark on another round of talks this week between Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO chief Yasser Arafat.Just a week after both men walked side-by-side in Davos, Switzerland, the Palestine Liberation...
Gephardt Gets a `Clear Message' on Crime 800 Crowd Gym for Town Hall Meeting
Richard Gephardt asked his constituents to tell him what they thought about crime, and Sunday they gave him an earful.Some 800 people crowded into the Mehlville High School gymnasium for a town hall meeting called by Gephardt, D-St. Louis County, the...
Have a Heart for Valentine's Day Dessert
EVERYONE LIKES a sweet - preferably chocolate and preferably heart-shaped - on Feb. 14. Since they became popular a little more than 100 years ago, chocolate candies have been the Valentine sweet par excellence.Heart-shaped desserts - cookies, tarts...
Health Claims for Vinegar Not Proven
Q: I liked your column on the healing power of apple cider vinegar. Let me relate my experience.I was told several years ago that a drink of vinegar would cure a headache. One day when I was at work, I developed one of my headaches - Excedrin headache...
Here Are a Few Tax-Time Reminders for a Jump Start
It's that time again. The W-2s and 1099s are fluttering in. The dining room table is piling up and we're all getting a little bit cranky.Start early on your taxes - your accountant and your spouse will thank you for it. So will your kids - they need...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I enjoy your column and am amazed at what people can think up to make a task, or whatever, so simple.Being limited in my activities due to a handicap, I read a lot of books. Some of these books are 800-900 pages long, which makes them very...
Hot and Cold Scoop on Valentine's Day
WHEN IT COMES to love, do you run hot and cold?Have you decided this is the one and you're going to let him/her know with a knockout dinner? Or does that seem too radical?Cooking dinner is a commitment. Maybe you just want to prove that you can do it,...
Hull Proud of Hobbled Blues' Play
Sunday was a day of R&R for the Blues, but instead of using the day to rest and relax, captain Brett Hull used it to rest and revel in the Blues' "success" on their home stand."Success?" you might ask. "What success?"The Blues are 1-1-1 so far in their...
Ideas for Setting Financial Goals - and Sticking to Them
David Jenkins, a certified financial planner who teaches college classes in personal money management, always assigns one student to jump up two or three times during each class and yell: "Save your money."Adding to savings is one of a number of financial...
Irish Court Deals a Blow to Founder of St. Louis Sun
Less than four years after the failure of his splashy tabloid, the St. Louis Sun, Ralph Ingersoll II has struck out again. This time in Ireland. This time reducing his newspaper empire "to practically nil," according to an Irish editor."You are out totally,...
Is It Time to Drop Asian Funds?
Investors who were lucky or prescient enough to invest in mutual funds that buy shares in emerging markets of the Far East were rewarded last year with huge gains.The Hong Kong stock market posted a 115.7 percent gain in 1993. Other big winners were...
Johnson Returns, Helps Phoenix Slip Past Bulls
The Chicago Bulls' last trip to America West Arena resulted in a National Basketball Association championship on a last-gasp 3-pointer by John Paxson.When Scottie Pippen tried to win Sunday's game, the shot wouldn't fall. Pippen missed from the corner...
Just-in-Time Stocking Cures Some Inventory Problems
Owners who come up cash poor when the need arises to re-stock inventory can try a new method.Use just-in-time, or JIT, inventory techniques to decrease cash outlays for purchasing new inventory. The problem most entrepreneurs make is ordering too much...
Karaoke Machines Pumping out the Sound of Music - Sort Of
Those of you who never set foot in bars may be unaware of karaoke, which is the Japanese word for "eager to make an ass of one's self."Karaoke started in Japan, the land of the rising Sony. Through some sort of technical miracle, karaoke devices filter...
Keeping Posted
INVESTINGNon-Profit Council Sponsors Stock GameHow would you like to have $100,000 to play with in the stock market?Well, the Missouri Council on Economic Education may have a deal for you.The non-profit council is sponsoring an adult stock market game...
Language Program Targets Businesses
University City's English Language School hopes to reduce its dependence on charity with an enterprise called Languages Unlimited, says Lois Orchard, president of the English Language School's board.Last summer, Orchard and other board members set up...
Liberals Fear Programs May Die in Clinton Budget
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON is hearing regularly these days from liberals who want him to stand firm on health care reform, fight crime with prevention instead of prisons and make sure welfare overhaul is humane.Times are tense for those on the Democratic...
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...
Mail about Mama's Boys All Slants One Way
Dear Ann Landers: This is for "Cold Feet in Minnesota," the woman who is considering marriage to a mama's boy. Tell her it's a bummer. I know what I'm talking about because I've just gone through it."Alvin" was living at home with his mother when we...
Man Wants Diocese to Pay Bills Abuse Accuser Says Church Is Responsible for Therapy
Kevin Mohr says he has spent 11 months trying to get the Catholic Diocese of Belleville to pay for therapy he needed as the result of abuse he said he suffered in the early 1980s from a ring of homosexual priests.Mohr, 31, of New Athens, Ill., said that...
Masquerade Set to Benefit Museum
THE ARTS AND humanities rest atop nearly every politician's hit list. Money trickles toward our cultural institutions in ever-smaller amounts - and with an ever-expanding list of politically motivated restrictions.These treacherous times for arts institutions...
Mcdonnell's CEO Gives Inside Look at What"s Ahead
John Finney McDonnell, 55, became chairman and chief executive officer of the nation's largest military contractor in 1988. He succeeded his older brother, Sanford N. McDonnell, at the helm of the St. Louis corporate dynasty founded in 1939 by his late...
Monday Memo
It's time for a dazzling, cross-cultural infusion of excitement to replace stale, time-worn tradition. One week from today, you realize, is Valentine's Day.It's the day children and lovers swap valentines.It's a day men, at all costs, must avoid forgetting....
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
BILL MURRAY is teed off at DEANE BEMAN and vice versa.Murray, the goofball actor who somehow was denied an Oscar for his classic performance in "Caddyshack," is being criticized for his on-course antics at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. And...
Mustard Plasters: An Old, but Much-Loved Remedy
Dear Dr. Donohue: Your reply to the reader who asked how to make a mustard plaster convinced me that you are even younger than I thought from your picture.You need not have delved so far back as Dr. Holt's 1897 volume for ingredients. In my spice cupboard,...
Name Game: Fishing for Palatable Euphemisms
THE GUEST across the table was not attempting to dull my appetite. She has known me long enough to realize that nothing, with the possible exception of tomato aspic, puts me off my feed. And who ever put tomato aspic in a feed bag, anyway?I am an eager...
Networks Plan Programs Examining Violence
MORE VIOLENCE is coming to television. But the networks say they're trying to examine the issue, not exploit it.In news specials, movies, series - both dramas and comedies - and public service messages, TV networks are holding a crime-battered America...
New Law Could Extend Health Insurance for Some
Q. I heard there is a new law that will let an older woman stay on her ex-husband's employer's health insurance plan until she goes on Medicare. I've been divorced over two years and I have health insurance through my ex-husband's plan. . I was told...
New Space `Factory' Calls in Sick
Technical problems prevented the release of an orbiting space factory from the shuttle Discovery Sunday, disappointing scientists who had hoped to use the satellite to make the world's first perfect semiconductors.For the second consecutive day, astronaut...
Nfc Wins Pro Bowl as Hebert Leads Two Scoring Drives
Bobby Hebert, a late replacement for injured Troy Aikman in the Pro Bowl, engineered two second-half scoring drives Sunday and lifted the NFC to a 17-3 victory over the AFC.Hebert, the Atlanta Falcons quarterback, completed four of six throws for 68...
North's Candidacy an Embarrassment
Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe. And now Oliver North. "Heaven forfend!" say many Virginians about the prospect of North joining the ranks of famous Virginians sent north of the Potomac to serve high in the national government. The dismayed include...
Notebook
Cold-Weather Advice</P><P>During the coldest weather of the winter, the elderly should heed some advice from the National Institute of Aging: Don't turn down the thermostat in your home to save money. You could wind up with life-threatening...
Notes from a Confirmation Survivor
The decision of my friend Bob Inman to withdraw his nomination to be secretary of defense and the naming of another friend, Bill Perry, for the same job prompt a few personal observations on the nomination and confirmation process. It is a process I...
Obituaries
Christine SheehanChristine Marie Sheehan, 39, of St. Charles died Friday (Feb. 4, 1994) at Barnes St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters.Mrs. Sheehan worked for 21 years for Sheehan Construction Co. in St. Charles.A funeral Mass was scheduled to be celebrated...
Office Veteran: Firm, 100, Has Seen Lots of Changes
When a typewriter company gets to be 100 years old, it seems appropriate to write some letters calling attention to the anniversary. Jack Stroot did that - typed some letters pointing out that the Fletcher Typewriter Co., with offices now in the West...
Official Reverses $40,000 Veto Schwendemann Oks Economic Development Council Funding
St. Charles County Executive Eugene Schwendemann has changed his mind about vetoing a budget item of $40,000 for the county's Economic Development Council.Schwendemann explained that he and Gregory D. Prestemon, president of the development council,...
OSHA Watchdogs Are Back on the Case
Labor Secretary Robert Reich and the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Joseph Dear, have put employers on notice: Laws protecting workers on the job will be enforced, not only with fines but with criminal penalties where...
`Over the Hill' Birthday Goes over the Mountain
The fog obscured the scenery much of the time. The wind-chill made it feel like 100 below. Just getting there and back was terrifying.But all that made up the perfect 40th birthday present for Kathy Downs.With her enthusiastic approval, her husband,...
Parents' Group Formed to Oppose School Policy
In the Clayton schools, some parents fear educators have neglected the brightest students as they have focused attention on slow learners or children with disabilities.About two dozen parents have organized as a group called Parents Against Average Schools,...
People
WHOOPI GOLDBERG will serve as host at the Academy Awards show on March 21 - BILLY CRYSTAL'S old gig. Rumor has it that the likes of BETTE MIDLER, JOHNNY CARSON, TOM HANKS and STEVE MARTIN all turned down the job.Goldberg, 44, said Sunday she was "thrilled...
People to People
Wanted: I am writing a book on the legendary paddle-wheel steamboats Delta King and Delta Queen, built in California, but made famous when the Queen went back to your area nearly half a century ago.I'd like to hear from passengers or crew, who rode the...
Perot's `Party' Puts 11 Items on Political Agenda
ROSS PEROT declared that America was drifting toward socialism and called Sunday for a balanced budget, a corruption-free government and health-care reform.Without mentioning President Bill Clinton by name, Perot said countries all over the world were...