St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 28, 1994

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2 Small Boys Live through Airline Crash Mother Died in Flames as Jet Aborted Landing
A doctor says it was a miracle that 3-year-old Seiji Nakayama survived the China Airlines jetliner crash that killed 263 others.No less incredible was that Seiji's 6-year-old brother, Yuji, and seven other passengers were alive Wednesday night, a day...
2 Small Boys Survive Jet Crash `We Lost Their Mother but God Spared Me My Boys,' Father Says
A doctor says it was a miracle that 3-year-old Seiji Nakayama survived the China Airlines jetliner crash that killed 262 others.No less incredible was that Seiji's 6-year-old brother, Yuji, and seven other passengers were alive Wednesday night, a day...
84 Cents in Property Tax Hikes on August Ballot Money Aimed at Teacher Salaries, Technology, Operations
Property tax rate increases totaling about 84 cents will be on the ballot Aug. 2 in the Mehlville School District, the School Board decided Monday night.The proposed increase for the operating tax rate will be 54 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation....
Aaron Did Quite a Bit of Hammering vs. Cards
En route to the Mount Everest of home run hitting, Henry Aaron used St. Louis as a milestone stopoff again and again.At 60, Aaron can reflect on these episodes that involve our town. Forty years ago in his second major-league game, 1954, Hank the Hammer...
Aldermen Cut Water Bills for Flood-Weary Residents
Water bills will be halved next quarter for Valley Park flood victims in a move aimed at helping them put their lives back in order.The motion for the rate reduction was unanimously approved at a recent board of aldermen meeting.The flood and its aftereffects...
Alternative Action/may
THE latest installment in our monthly series of previews of touring alternative bands includes talented acts from all corners of the country. With a little luck and some well-deserved attention, they may be too popular for this column on their next tour...
Ambush Title Dreams Go Crunch in Ot
Cleveland fans were booing so loudly in the third quarter Wednesday night that they had to escort the NPSL commissioner out of the arena.Hector Marinaro finally gave them something to cheer about 1 minute 31 seconds into the second 15-minute overtime.His...
Anheuser-Busch Sales, Earnings Jump 5 Percent
Sales and earnings for Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. both rose 5 percent for the quarter ending March 31, compared to the same period a year ago.Gross sales for all of A-B's business activities - beer, snack foods, theme parks - rose to $3 billion. Net income...
Annual, Perennial: Different Origins of Culinary Herbs
Like other garden plants, culinary herbs fall mostly into two large groups: perennials and annuals.Perennials live for many years. Usually, the foliage perishes in the winter to rise again each spring from strong roots awakened from their hibernation....
Archaeologist Checks Sewage-Plant Site for Artifacts
The Byrnes Mill Board of Aldermen has hired an to make sure that construction work on the sewage-treatment plant does not disturb buried Indian artifacts.The hiring of the archaeologist is required under terms of a grant from the Department of Natural...
Art Trip: Exploring the City Work with Urban Theme Goes in Varied Directions
ART ST. LOUIS called for works that "explore the urban landscape from its real to surreal boundaries, having no creative limitations." John Nagel, assistant professor of art at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, selected the 49 best entries to...
As Democracy Takes Root, Maid, Employer Ponder What Will Grow
For 16 years Eunice Madabedabe worked in the homes of white families, raising their children, running their households - and staying home on election day.But on Wednesday, she went to the polls with her employer, Cindy Menache. They stood together in...
Assault Weapons Ban Fails Again in Illinois
For the third week in a row, the Illinois House of Representatives defeated a proposal Wednesday to ban assault weapons.Once again, the proposal pitted representatives from the state's urban areas against legislators from rural areas, who argued that...
Badly Burned Student Claims Hazing
After a night of drinking last month, Eastern Illinois student Greg McCoy ended up in a toxic lime pit where he suffered burns that forced doctors to remove all of the skin from his navel to his ankles.When police found him, McCoy said he wasn't sure...
Barnes and the Kimbell: Two Good Reasons to Go to Texas
FOR ANYONE interested in the art of this century and how it came to be, there are two very good reasons to make a trip down to Texas these days.One is to see the rarely seen modern paintings from the Barnes Foundation that are now on tour. The other...
Beaumont Grad Recalls the Chief
The picture is the defining record of Richard M. Nixon's departure and one of the famous frames in American history. Nixon stands at the helicopter door, his hands strained outward in his last double-V.And there in the lower left, at sharp attention...
Books on Tape
"ABDUCTION: HUMAN ENCOUNTERS WITH ALIENS" By John E. Mack, M.D. (3 hours, abridged, Simon & Schuster, $17)</P><P>In a time when some people still think the world is flat, John E. Mack must have done some soul-searching before deciding...
Bosnian Serbs Showing Signs of New Offensive Focus Is Town on Border with Croatia
The threat of NATO airstrikes forced Bosnian Serbs to back down at Gorazde, but there are signs that Serb forces plan a new offensive.The stage appears set for a battle around Brcko, a Serb-controlled town on Bosnia's northern border with Croatia, where...
Botanical Garden Plants Notion Book Printed to Seed Understanding of Vanishing Plant Species
In a Mexican jungle, researchers discovered a tiny plant that reproduces like none of the 250,000 other plants on Earth.From a tree in Costa Rica, they found new evidence that South America and Africa may have been joined together in a single land mass...
Bottom Line: Sizing Up Wood, Ceramic and Vinyl Tile Flooring
CERAMIC TILE is cold, but it will be there when your house is nothing more than an archaeological dig.Wood is warm, but leave water on it and the charm fades with the finish.Vinyl tile is made to look like everything except vinyl for a reason, but when...
Briefcase
St. LouisHORSHAM CORP.Clark Refining Gets New Vice PresidentHorsham Corp., of Toronto, said Wednesday it had named Eric D. Sigurdson to the new job of executive vice president for its Clark Refining & Marketing Inc. subsidiary in Clayton. Sigurdson had...
Briefs
JAPAN Socialist Party Spurns Ruling Coalition</P><P>Japan's Socialist Party rejected a last-ditch plea from Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata today to return to the ruling coalition, NHK public television reported.</P><P>NHK said...
Briefs
WorldJAPANSocialist Party Spurns Ruling CoalitionJapan's Socialist Party rejected a last-ditch plea from Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata today to return to the ruling coalition, NHK public television reported.NHK said Socialist chief Tomiichi Murayama had...
Building Fund Is $2.7 Million in Red This Year
The Rockwood School Board learned Tuesday that the district will end its fiscal year in June with a $2.7 million deficit in a building fund.That deficit could have been $6.5 million, but the district expects to get about $3.8 million in unexpected income.The...
Building Project Denied to Protect Development
Bridgeton City Council members have rejected a plan to build four houses off Natural Bridge Road because a lot behind the development would be land locked.The council voted to return the proposal to the Planning Commission.The plan, proposed by Bal Harbor...
Can It Possibly Be Cool to Look like a Con?
BACK IN THE good old days, people who'd spent time in jail would just as soon keep it to themselves.Not anymore."On some of New York's toughest streets," The New York Times reported a couple of years ago, "a stint at (the Correctional Institute for Men...
Caps Oust Penguins, Face Rangers Next
Washington brushed aside its dubious playoff past and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in a 6-3 victory that enabled the Capitals to win the first-round series 4-2.Washington never trailed after taking a 3-0 lead in the opening 10 minutes....
Cards See Storm Clouds: Another Pitcher Is Hurt
Rheal Cormier has noticed that fellow Cardinals pitchers "have been dropping like flies" lately. He hopes he isn't another swat victim.Cormier lasted only one inning against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night in a game eventually postponed by rain....
Caution: Growing African Violets Is Addicting
They're not just violet. They can be pink, white and blue. Even yellow.But just about everyone who grows them agrees on one thing: "It's an addiction. It really is."Those are the words of Becky Nunes, 30, a medical lab technician and the mother of one.African...
CEO Predicts More Arms Spending `Growing Awakening' May Trigger Rebound
The massive consolidation that has gripped the U.S. defense industry since the end of the Cold War could begin to dissipate in just a few years, a leading industry executive said Wednesday.Norman Augustine, Martin Marietta Corp.'s chief executive, predicted...
Champing Down: Now, NBA Gets Serious
The National Basketball Association playoffs begin tonight. A few things are missing: Michael Jordan. The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. An established favorite.Anarchy in the NBA."Anybody can beat anybody in the first round," Seattle coach George...
Chevys: A Fresh Slant on South of the Border Menu
WHEN a restaurant advertises "fresh," especially with the enthusiasm that Chevys displays, I tend to grow doubtful, a tendency that we curmudgeons have in common.But the newly arrived Mexican restaurants seem to practice what they preach. That made for...
City Aims to Turn Seminary Site into Wildlife Area
City officials in Overland are continuing to work to make the former Holy Family Seminary property the next urban wildlife area in Missouri.The property, located at the corner of Ashby Road and Midland Boulevard, once served as a seminary for the Congregation...
City and School Officials Have Productive Session
The St. Charles City Council sat down Tuesday with officials of the St. Charles School District for a meeting that both sides considered historic and productive."I've been an administrator here since 1976, and I don't recall there ever being a meeting...
Clinton Strays from Foreign Policy Path
For all the criticism that President Bill Clinton gets for having made his campaign team the heart of his White House staff, one rebuttal is easy. People like George Stephanopoulos and Bruce Reed and the rest remember what was said about domestic policy...
Coal Project Brings Sigh of Relief from Officials Plant at Carterville Seeks to Reduce Air Pollutants from High-Sulfur Coal
Officials of the Illinois Coal Development Park at Carterville are breathing a little easier now that ground finally has been broken for an $18.4 million coal gasification project there.The project's goal: Letting us all breathe a little more easily.If...
Compost Pile Plays Role in Shrew Drama; Problem Needs Taming
Q: I would like to enlist your assistance in solving a problem that my neighbor and I are having with shrews. They have tunneled in his yard adjacent to where I have a compost pile on my lot. My compost pile consists of grass clippings and leaves and...
Concern on Storm Runoff Sparks Letter Campaign
Some St. Louis County residents concerned about damage from storm water runoff plan to send postcards asking officials for help.At a public meeting on storm water last week, organizers passed out cards that urged officials to:Deny permission for subdivisions,...
Council Lays out Guidelines for Water, Sewer Rate Changes
The St. Charles City Council has adopted a resolution telling the Public Works Board how the council wants water and sewer rates revised.Council members voted 7-1 Tuesday in favor of a resolution asking the board to:Re-examine the rate study that led...
County, City Voters May Get to Decide on Metrolink Tax
The House passed on Wednesday a bill that would allow voters in St. Louis and St. Louis County to decide whether to double the portion of the sales tax that supports MetroLink, the new rapid transit line. The vote was 106-40.The House also attached...
Death Can Follows Cardiogenic Shock
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you please explain for me the meaning of the term "cardiogenic shock"?Shock is a sharp blood pressure drop, one so precipitous that vital body organs quickly lose blood circulation."Cardiogenic" refers to the heart origins of...
Dial Lifestyle: Chic and You Shall Find What's Hot, What's Not
LOOKING AROUND for a little Jeep to call my own, I've been struck by a malady similar to the Pregnant Woman Syndrome, the condition wherein one remains oblivious to pregnancy until one is pregnant oneself, at which time one notices that every second...
Disabled-Friendly Wilderness Is Goal
THE SHORT WALK between the parking lot and one of the Shawnee National Forest's most popular lakes might be a pleasant jaunt for most, but it used to be an ordeal for people such as Lee Smith.Smith, like other wheelchair users, used to have to slide...
Duking It Out: Brady Bunch vs. Partridge Family
SO what if you've been to the World Series, the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup?Harry White went to the only sports spectacle I want to see.He saw Danny Bonaduce wrestle Chris Knight, better known as "The Partridge Family" vs. "The Brady Bunch."Freckle-faced...
Evening Storm Downed Trees and Power Lines
The wind, rain and hail that blustered through the metropolitan area Tuesday evening downed a few trees and yanked a few electric lines from their poles. These, in turn, set the telephones ringing in firehouses.The night was busy for the O'Fallon Fire...
Ex-County Official Proposes Parking Solution
The latest proposal for easing the parking problem in downtown St. Charles comes from Gerald "Jerry" Ohlms, the director of administration for St. Charles County.He has suggested a joint venture involving county and St. Charles city governments and,...
Experience Shows Drugs, Alcohol Are Big Losers
Dear Ann Landers: I'd like to respond to the letters you have printed about teen-agers and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.I'm writing to you from a Florida prison. I have been in and out of jail eight times because of drugs. I watched my wife die in...
FAA Blocks Expansion of Runway Airspace, Ground Control Fall Short of Requirements
Festus officials want clearance to lengthen the runway of the city airport but have been getting only static from the Federal Aviation Administration.City Administrator Rick Turley sent last month a preliminary plan for the runway extension to Missouri's...
Firearms Bill Passed over by Council Some Residents Are Irked over Indecision on Issue
Disappointment, frustration and anger - those were the feelings expressed Tuesday night by dozens of people who jammed the meeting room of the St. Charles County Council.The audience's response was to the council's inaction on a bill to regulate firearms...
Foligno Teaches Boy: `Real Men Have Scars'
The most important healing began only when Mike Foligno showed his scars to the boy. Nothing helped until then. The boy wouldn't look at his own scars or talk about them and certainly couldn't accept the 5-inch run down the back of each leg.Even in the...
Following a Nose into a Different Frame of Mind
IT'S ABOUT THIS NOSE. The nose is like a very large black gumdrop, only louder.The Nose stuck itself in my business last Friday and is there to stay. I wake up with The Nose in my face. I go to sleep listening to The Nose snore at the foot of the bed....
Food Express Owners Grab Grub on the Go
JERRY'S KIDS: That was a Dining Express driver spotted at Parks Airport t'other day, delivering TGI Friday's food to the door of a multi-million-dollar Falcon 50 airplane. The victuals were for the plane's owners, John and Linda O'Hara, owners of the...
Forces Are Joined in Quest to Help Children Succeed
Growing up in East St. Louis taught Teresa Cole a lot of hard lessons in life.Now, she'd like to pass along those lessons to help the next generation. And Cole, 31, who works as a recreation counselor in East St. Louis, soon will get some help.A new...
Free Speech Includes Right to Poke Fun
When civics teachers and newspaper columnists invoke the First Amendment, it's usually time to cue the organist, stifle a yawn and cut to the shot of the lone pamphleteer cranking his battered mimeograph machine. It's a Norman Rockwell image of freedom...
French Nobility Spends Day, Vows to Help Town
French nobility spent a day last week in flood-damaged Ste. Genevieve, Mo., and vowed to help restore the town.Marie-Sol, the Princesse de la Tour d'Auvergne, committed financial aid and moral support from the Friends of Vieilles Maisons Francaises,...
Frenchtown Festival Set This Weekend Crafts, Antiques, Music, Dancing, Sales Are Planned
According to local historians, the French trappers who settled the north end of St. Charles were a lively bunch.The joie de vivre of those early Frenchtown residents, along with their cultural, architectural and mercantile legacies, will be celebrated...
Gambling Measure Fails to Ante Votes; Griffin Passes
Because of a lack of votes, House Speaker Bob F. Griffin, D-Cameron, has postponed a House vote on another attempt to pass riverboat gambling.Griffin said Tuesday that he expected to send the measure to the Senate this week. But on Wednesday he could...
Gop Links Casino Deal with Help for Business
It's time to lay the chips on the table, House Democratic leaders said Wednesday as they outlined a series of hearings to expand riverboat gambling in Illinois.But House Majority Leader Jim McPike, D-Alton, said there won't be any more riverboats if...
High Fives: Tewksbury 5-0 after 5-Hitter
He doesn't throw as hard as Mike Mussina or possess the varied pitching weapons of Greg Maddux. Nothing that Cardinals righthander Bob Tewksbury does generally dazzles anyone, except for his penchant for working expeditiously. And winning.There is one...
Hill's Complete Game Helps Expos Past Giants
Ken Hill scattered six hits for his first complete game in more than a year Wednesday night, helping the Montreal Expos to a 7-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.Hill (4-1), who last went the distance in a 6-1 victory over the Giants on April 24,...
Homer-Happy Hitters Provide a Power Surge for the Fans
You don't want to be late turning on the set or getting to your seat at Busch Stadium this summer. You might miss some fireworks.The pyrotechnics began when Ray Lankford hit the sixth pitch of the season for a home run and they haven't let up. Home runs...
Hospital Touts Start of Mother, Child Center
Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville has begun building a $2.2 million mother and child center that is expected to employ 65 people.But Mark Brodeur, the hospital's chief executive, said new mothers and their babies will benefit the most."Mothers...
House Approves Bill to Limit Spending on State, Local Races
The House passed a campaign finance bill on Wednesday that uses both the carrot and the stick to put voluntary limits on how much Missouri candidates spend.The vote had to be held open until enough votes were rounded up to send it to the Senate. It finally...
Investment Loss Costs P&g
Procter & Gamble Co. said Wednesday its earnings fell 4 percent in the latest quarter because of a huge investment loss disclosed earlier this month. Without the loss, it said, its earnings would have risen 16 percent.The consumer products company earned...
It's a Natural
IF A GUY appeared "au naturel" 10 years ago, someone would probably have called the cops or, at the very least, tossed him a towel.This spring he's likely to be complemented on a well-put-together wardrobe.Going "au naturel" isn't what it used to be....
It's Knot Fun to Wear the Tie That Binds
YOU CAN TIE one on, if you like, but I am a staunch advocate of open-collar school ties.This belief allowed me to take great pleasure in a recent fashion story about fashionable men forsaking ties. No less a personage than Calvin Klein showed up at a...
Joyner-Kersee Brings Message Home in Person
Her smile brightened an overcast, April day. Her words often produced a hush amid the customary mayhem of a spring track meet.Clad in a white warmup suit, she made her rounds and like a Pied Piper - fans followed.There's Jackie. Where? There!For the...
Judge Gains Firsthand Look at Jury's Duty
Associate Judge Jan V. Fiss has sometimes wished he could be in the jury room listening to deliberations. This week he got his chance - but as a juror.Fiss showed up for jury duty in circuit court in Belleville ready to serve. On Tuesday, he was selected...
Kevorkian Admits Assisted Suicide, Says He's Fascinated with Death
Dr. Jack Kevorkian testified Wednesday that he helped a gravely ill man commit suicide. He defended the action as humane and compassionate, although he acknowledged a fascination with death."Nothing matters but the welfare of the patients, and it was...
Killing of Lawmaker Angers Yeltsin's Foes
Angry over the killing of a Russian lawmaker, Boris Yeltsin's opponents in parliament demanded Wednesday that he crack down on Russian gangsters and fire his interior minister.The uproar cast doubts on the prospects for the signing today of a truce between...
Knowing Heimlich Maneuver Helped Save Daughter
Dear Abby: Please keep reminding parents, grandparents and caregivers to learn the Heimlich maneuver variations for use with infants and young children.The other morning, my 18-month-old daughter was happily playing on the living room carpet when she...
Lawmaker's Killing Might Derail Yeltsin's Truce with Opponents
Angry over the killing of a Russian lawmaker, Boris Yeltsin's opponents in parliament demanded Wednesday that he crack down on Russian gangsters and fire his interior minister.The uproar cast doubts on the prospects for the signing today of a truce between...
Leonard Rejects Levee Plan Terms of Ordinance `Need Clarification,' He Explains
On the face of it, the proposal for the city of Chesterfield to enter into a mutual aid contract with the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee District seemed almost innocuous and close to becoming a reality when seven council members voted in favor of the bill...
Lincoln Resident Teaches Rural Towns to Stay Alive
It's becoming an all-too-familiar sight in small Illinois towns. Downtown business districts are filled with huge empty department stores, and the windows of specialty shops are decorated with "Going out of Business" signs.Meanwhile, residents of these...
Lining Up: Carmakers Eye Cuba
American and Japanese carmakers are eyeing one of the last virgin markets in the Western Hemisphere - Cuba.Officials with Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Corp. and General Motors Corp. say the Big Three automakers are planning their strategies and will enter...
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...
Masses Overwhelm S. African Polling Places 31 Whites Held in Bombings
Police say they crushed a right-wing bombing campaign Wednesday, but South Africa's historic election was slowed by mile-long lines of voters and a ballot shortage.Police announced that they had arrested 31 white extremists suspected in bombings that...
Masses Overwhelm S. African Polling Places 31 Whites Held in Bombings
Police say they crushed a right-wing bombing campaign Wednesday, but South Africa's historic election was slowed by mile-long lines of voters and a shortage of ballots.Police announced that they had arrested 31 white extremists suspected in bombings...
Michelob Masters, Ted Drewes Capture League Titles
The top two leagues in the St. Louis area crowned new champions Tuesday night.Michelob Masters won the Anheuser-Busch/BPA Masters League and Ted Drewes took the title in the St. Louis BPA Women's Traveling All-Star League.Michelob won two of three games...
Modern Ceramics, Glass Use Ancient Motifs
THE ROMANCE of the long ago and far away evidently still has wide appeal. Trying to capitalize on it, some craft artists seem to be writing archaeological - and occasionally geological - histories into their contemporary pieces.In three separate Metro...
Money Is Lure for Taking Part-Time Work
Even people who carry a gun and a badge for a living say that a public housing complex can be a scary place. So why would police officers volunteer to work at Cochran Gardens, just north of downtown?Simple: They need the money. Cochran pays off-duty...
Monthly Record Covers Mistakes Keeping a Notebook Helps Compare Results
A month-by-month record is good insurance against gardening mistakes. It needn't be elaborate. But keep records - a notebook works fine - that show what you did and when.Then compare this with the results and adjust if needed. Chronicle the triumphs,...
More School Boards Speak out against Hancock II County Municipal League Ponders Opposition to Amendment
Local entities whose finances would be pinched by Hancock II, a proposal to tighten limits on government spending and taxes, are speaking out against the idea.At the request of the Missouri School Boards Association, some local school boards are passing...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Politically Incorrect Indians: The University of Iowa announced recently it will no longer allow powwows by schools with mascots depicting American Indians on the Iowa City campus. But some folks still don't get it.Athletic board member SUE PENCE voted...
Mutual Respect: Helping Hand in Laclede's Landing
Banding Together: When the tax wolves recently came howling, Kennedy's got a helping hand from another Laclede's Landing night club.Mississippi Nights will hold one of several shows planned for the weekend of May 20-21 to benefit the beleaguered club,...
My Payoff: Hearing from You
ONE OF THE pleasures - and privileges - of occupying this space once a week is that sometimes I get to hear from those of you who write or call to tell me your half of the conversation that starts on this page.Not all of you are always happy with what...
NBA Approves Franchise for Vancouver
The National Basketball Association has opened a western front in its Canadian campaign.The league's owners unanimously approved a Vancouver franchise Wednesday, six months after admitting Toronto.Both teams will begin play in the 1995-96 season."Vancouver...
Neighbors Want to Tame Problem of Shrew Infestation
Q: I would like to enlist your assistance in solving a problem that my neighbor and I are having with shrews. They have tunneled in his yard adjacent to where I have a compost pile on my lot. My compost pile consists of grass clippings and leaves and...
New Trustee Cries Foul against Access Policies Rules Limit Her Authority with Property, Sensitive Records; Board Cites Lawsuit
Just days after she was sworn in as a board member, Riverview Trustee Lynda Foster said she was being denied access to village records that she needs to perform her duties as an elected official.Foster's charges followed a recent special meeting at which...
Nixon Eulogized as Gallant, Mistaken Ex-President Remembered for Fervor
President Bill Clinton paid tribute Wednesday to Richard M. Nixon as a patriot, a keen intellect and a fighter who made mistakes - but whose life must be judged in the totality of his record as a leader."He made mistakes and they, like his accomplishments,...
Nixon `Never Gave Up' Eulogists Say Crowds Reflect Nixon's Resilience
Amid chilly wind, cold rain and sputters of hail, thousands of Southern Californians waited in line Wednesday to walk past the closed, flag-draped coffin of former President Richard M. Nixon. Some stayed up all night to do it."I totally disliked Richard...
Nixon `Never Gave Up,' Eulogists Say Ex-President Remembered for Fervor
U.S. political leaders past and present paid final tribute Wednesday to Richard M. Nixon, the nation's 37th president.More than 2,000 dignitaries, including the four living former presidents and envoys from 88 nations, heard President Bill Clinton praise...
Nixon Ranks with FDR for Longevity, Impact
NO MARBLE-AND-GRANITE memorial to former President Richard M. Nixon stands in the nation's capital, but the impact of his career on American politics is as obvious as the city's cherry blossoms - and the independent prosecutors that are part of the Nixon...
Nixon's Influence Persists but Human Equation Was Ignored, Some Say
AS THE LIST of foreign diplomats who honored him Wednesday attests, former President Richard M. Nixon had a profound and lasting impact on the world.His successor as president, Gerald R. Ford, summed up in interviews this week the familiar litany of...
Officers' Secondary Jobs Called No Sweat
As he worked his regular police job, one St. Louis officer also was patrolling a public housing complex as a security guard and working out in the police gymnasium - all at the same time.Police sources say records show that is just one example of at...
Official Assails Mayor Tharp Accused of Holding Council Meetings in Secret
Jennings Councilwoman Kathy Steinlage, 3rd Ward, has accused Mayor William Tharp of violating the state's Sunshine Law by calling meetings 15 minutes before scheduled City Council meetings.Tharp routinely fails to give 24 hours notice for meetings he...
Officials Look for Cuts in Case Voters Reject Tax Hike
Webster Groves School District officials are looking at ways to trim the proposed 1994-95 budget if voters do not approve the five tax increases and bond proposals on the June 7 ballot.School Board members held a budget workshop Monday night to discuss...
One Man's Mvp: Hakeem the Dream
One hoophead's selections for the 1993-94 National Basketball Association Awards:MVP: Houston center Hakeem Olajuwon. He's had back-to-back smashing seasons, leading the Rockets to two consecutive division titles. No player does more with less around...
On the Cover Queen Ida
THE former Ida Guillory was well into her 40s when she traded in her school bus driver's uniform for the cloak of zydeco royalty. Now, almost two decades and several awards later, "Queen Ida" is at the zenith of her popularity, playing to standing-room...
Party Time: It's Becoming the Six-Figure Schmooze
LET'S PARTY. That's become the rallying cry of the fashion publishing industry, even as some magazines watch ad pages plummet, circulation fall and heads roll.One day Anna Wintour's jetting off with a legion of Vogue editors to fete both Johnny Depp...