St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 23, 1994

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175th Anniversary Celebration Schedule
Unless specified, all events will take place at City Park, South Lincoln Drive, Troy. For more information, call the 175th Anniversary number at 528-0175SATURDAY, JUNE 256:30 a.m. Church breakfast, Trinity Luther an Church, 1307 Boone Street 8-10...
2 Teens Win Citizenship Awards Students Honored for Contributions
In a world with lots of opportunities to go astray, Levi Leake and Nicole Nichols, a pair of 17-year-olds from East St. Louis, have chosen the high road. And for leading the way, they recently won Citizenship Awards from the East St. Louis Board of...
Aces Improve Hand by Adding Hy, Ranked 48
The St. Louis Aces' loss this week of their women's singles player, Radka Zrubakova, may turn out to be a victory. They replaced her with a higher-ranked player, Patricia Hy.Hy (pronounced Hee) is ranked 48th in the world, compared with Zrubakova's 131....
After 2 Dives and a Tag, Pirates Defeat Phils 5-4
Kevin Stocker was tagged for the final out as he tried to dive over catcher Don Slaught for the second time, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive win at home.Stocker led off the ninth...
Air Force Hero Gives Award to O'fallon Library
Air Force Capt. Bill Wheeler of O'Fallon, who recently won an award for heroism and $500 for risking his life to rescue two children from a burning camper, has donated the prize money to help O'Fallon build its new library.Wheeler said his family considers...
Airport Plan Stirs Concerns Location, Costs, Patterns Raise Numerous Questions
A group of Jefferson County residents who oppose an airport proposed for the Hillsboro area is concerned about flight patterns of airplanes and how much the airport will cost the county."We are not against having an airport. We feel that it is in the...
Alarming Disruption at Opera Theatre
LIFE IMITATES ART: Fire alarms in the Loretto-Hilton brought Opera Theatre of St. Louis' performance of Conrad Susa's "Black River" to a halt Saturday night with only seven minutes to go before final curtain. The warblers, staff, orchestra and audience,...
All-Metro Track Team
FIRST TEAM GIRLS Event T/D/H Name School Year 100 12.0 Dawn Anthony Lincoln Senior 200 24.85 Jean Myers Kirkwood Senior 400 56.37...
Alou Happy after Expos Shoo Jefferies from Game
Injury was added to insult for the Cardinals and first baseman Gregg Jefferies in the second inning of a 6-4 loss to Montreal on Wednesday.Jefferies jumped to catch a high throw from shortstop Jose Oquendo, who had fielded Sean Berry's grounder. As Jefferies...
Alternative Health Plan Proceeds Eight Senators Supporting Remedy without Employer Obligations
Moderate Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee approached agreement Wednesday on a national health insurance plan that would require people to buy health insurance for themselves and not make employers buy it.If the three Republicans...
Ambush Gets a Kick out of Kiel Deal
The Ambush lost the National Professional Soccer League championship in April but gained a new home Wednesday.The Ambush's president, Dr. Abraham Hawatmeh, and Kiel Center Partners president and chief executive officer Jud Perkins announced that the...
Amid Defeat, Cards Deluged by Ineptitude
Moist air draped Busch Stadium like a swamp blanket Wednesday afternoon, smothering the stale Cardinals and their poor fans through nine more dreary innings.Rains brought no relief. Generous Montreal Expos fielding couldn't refresh them. The Cards continued...
Analysts Skeptical as Caterpillar Inc. Downplays Its Strike
As almost 15,000 United Auto Workers members in three states struck Caterpillar Inc. Wednesday over union grievances, the world's largest maker of heavy equipment sought to downplay the strike's effect on operations.Analysts were skeptical.An S.G. Warburg...
A Neighborhood Rattled by Rape
FROM STREET TO STREET, block to block and porch to porch, one man is on the minds of the women in the Shaw neighborhood: the rapist in their midst.In the last 13 months, nine rapes or sexual assaults have been committed in a 12-square-block area of...
As Stomachs Churn, Organizers Have Opening Ceremony in Sight
With barely a week to go, the U.S. Olympic Festival is on track as it rolls toward the opening ceremony at 8 p.m. Friday, July 1, under the Gateway Arch.The competition runs through July 10 in 37 events at 26 sites across the region. More than 3,000...
Backers of New City Cite Developer Problems
A group working to form a city in west St. Louis County told residents recently that forming their own government may be the only way to stave off irresponsible developers.Members of the Incorporate Wildwood Committee told about 200 people attending...
Bird Mania
THE BIRDS are singing at Laumeier Sculpture Park - inside as well as out.OK, so maybe the bird sounds emanating from The Artisan Gallery aren't exactly real; they're no more unreal than some of the fanciful birdhouses and bird feeders they waft above.Ever...
Bobby Bland Shows the Tender Touch
LIKE A LOT of Memphis blues performers back in the early postwar years, Bobby "Blue" Bland had an encounter with a ubiquitous impresario. A man who wore numerous musical hats. Ike Turner.Turner, who knew that the white-run Southern music industry operated...
Bodywear: Designers Turn Lycra into Leotards with Team Sprit Italians Outdress U.S. off the World Cup Field
FOR THE WORLD CUP, the Italians will look chic (what else?) in their off-field uniforms, the Americans will look, er, American - and the Brazilians - well, why don't we just leave them in their shorts?In Italy, where fashion and soccer are national pastimes,...
Bond Issue for Parks on Ballot
Chesterfield voters will decide the city's first parks and recreation bond issue in the general election in November and a major annexation attempt may be on the same ballot.The City Council passed ordinances Monday night providing for the $11 million...
Books on Tape
"WHY ME, WHY THIS, WHY NOW" By Robin Norwood (3 hours, abridged, Audio Renaissance, $16.95)</P><P>In 1986, the author was a family and child therapist, specializing in the treatment of chemical dependency. She had a husband, a home...
`Break-Even' Budget Adds Services, Restores Cuts
Jennings School Board members adopted a "break-even" budget Monday night for 1994-95 that adds new services and restores some of the cuts made last year.The new budget anticipates expenditures of $10.34 million and revenue of $10.38 million, leaving...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS McDONNELL DOUGLAS Hornet Passes Pentagon Tests</P><P>McDonnell Douglas Corp. said Wednesday that its new F/A-18E/F Hornet has passed a Pentagon design review that allows the aircraft to proceed on schedule for its first flight...
Brief Dash: Jail Escape Ends after Brush with Dope
Finding a cab can be difficult in St. Louis unless you've just broken out of jail wearing only your underwear.That's the predicament Rickey McCabe found himself in around 3 a.m. Monday when, short of change and clothes, he needed a quick ride from City...
Briefs
GI BILL Clinton Helps Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary</P><P>President Bill Clinton on Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the GI Bill, calling it "the greatest investment in our people in American history."</P><P>Over...
Can the Spotted Owl Survive?
Anti-environmentalists may not have the spotted owl to kick around much any more. Earlier this month, a federal judge lifted the injunction against logging in old-growth forests of the Northwest, thus opening the door to "move some timber," to quote...
Children Need Help, Too, Experts Say
Like their parents, Sydney and Justin Simpson now join the victims of domestic abuse in this country.Researchers say family violence occurs in 3 million to 4 million homes in the United States, and they estimate that 3.3 million children and teen-agers...
City Schools Want to Shift Magnet Seats to Younger Children
The St. Louis Public Schools want to make about 1,000 more seats available in magnet programs for preschool and elementary students.To do that, the district wants to cut the magnet enrollments at high schools and middle schools by 1,082 seats.The district...
Clinton's Visit Links Up with Light Rail, Ballpark
If you want to see President Bill Clinton Friday, your best bet will be to take your lunch to the baseball field at Fox Park in St. Louis. But make sure to drop by City Hall first to get a free ticket.If you plan to ride MetroLink downtown late Friday...
Cole Porter Was Right: `It's Too Darn Hot'
`WHAT dreadful hot weather we have!" Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra late in the summer of 1796. "It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."You and me both, Miss Austen.Besides reducing us to states of inelegance and elevating our irritabilities,...
Council Votes to Hire 6 More Police Officers
The St. Charles City Council has decided that the Police Department will be the first beneficiary of riverboat gaming revenue. The council agreed Tuesday night to hire six more police officers for the fiscal year beginning July 1.The decision wasn't...
Crops Affected by Flood Purple Corn Plants Appear in Fields Covered in 1993
When green shoots of corn began pushing through the rich soil along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers this spring, farmers could take pleasure in their first crop since floodwaters had drowned the land.And then the small stalks of corn began to darken...
Cupples Station Owners, Preservationists Team Up
The subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri that owns the old Cupples Station has formed an unprecedented alliance with local and national preservationists to try to renovate the old railroad freight depot.Participants say the 10 empty Cupples...
Dollar Steadies as Officials Jawbone Clinton, Greenspan Try to Calm Markets
The Clinton administration and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan tried Wednesday to calm financial markets worried by a steep fall in the dollar. But the soothing words were not backed by any action.The Fed did not raise interest rates for a fifth...
Don't Underestimate the U.S. Economy
Despite large merchandise trade deficits in excess of $100 billion in recent years, there is little credible evidence that the United States ever lost its position as the world's most productive, efficient economy.So why did the perception take hold...
Elderly Who Exercise Improve Their Quality of Life, Study Says
Even for the very, very old, it appears it's never too late to benefit from getting in shape.A study found that frail people in their late 80s and 90s get around more quickly, climb stairs better and sometimes even throw away their walkers after a few...
E. St. Louis to Set Up Youth Football League Program Being Financed by Donation of $51,709 from Community Fund
Call it a "touchdown" for the kids of East St. Louis.Hundreds of East St. Louis youngsters will have a chance this summer to play in a citywide junior football league - thanks to a grant from the East St. Louis Community Fund.The fund, which hands out...
Euthanasia Unpunished after Ruling Doctor Helped Depressed Woman Take Her Life; Debate Renewed
The debate over euthanasia flared anew Wednesday after the Dutch Supreme Court refused to punish a doctor who supplied a fatal dose of sleeping pills to a severely depressed woman.The court ruling Tuesday broadened the country's euthanasia guidelines...
Ex-Mizzou Worker Stole $663,000 Woman Admits Guilt, Speaks of Restitution
Christy Ann Tutin admitted in federal court Wednesday that she embezzled $663,984 from the University of Missouri at Columbia over a six-year period.Tutin, a former assistant in the Graduate School, pleaded guilty to two federal charges related to the...
Expos Turn out Cards' Light; Birds End Home Stand at 3-7
So much for inspiration.Fresh off a spirit-lifting, ninth-inning victory Tuesday night, the Cardinals fell back into a slumbering state Wednesday. They lost 6-4 to the Montreal Expos at Busch Stadium.The afternoon swoon pulled the sheet over a disheartening...
Families of Gacy Victims Burn Art
Auctioneer James Quick's mortgage went up in flames 15 years before he intended to burn it, but he says the mistake was worth it.Quick's mortgage, his checkbook and the rest of the contents of his briefcase were tossed on a bonfire Saturday by one of...
Family Center Planned Resource Program Aimed at Boosting Social Services
The Ritenour School District will create a Family Resource Center next year to provide coordinated health and educational services to adults and children.School Board members approved the center Thursday night. The district plans to add to its social...
Fatherhood: Group Helps to Redefine Dads' Role in Challenging Times
"My father never hugged me. He never said he loved me, not once," begins a poem by St. Louis poet Percy Wells. Wells, 50, says he now understands that his father loved him, but could only show it in other, more distant ways."Today, tomorrow and forever,...
Feathering Your Nest
IF YOU AGREE with the premise that a house is not necessarily a home, consider how it applies to birdhouses. Once relegated to the back yard or the garden, where they provide shelter for our feathered friends, birdhouses are now turning up with increasing...
Fidelity's Foul: Knowingly Sent out Wrong Prices
Fidelity Investments, the nation's biggest mutual fund company, provided inaccurate prices for about 150 funds on Friday because it couldn't calculate the correct ones in time.In most cases, the wrongly published prices overstated the share prices of...
Finances May Force Languages from Schools until Third Grade
Though many Clayton parents and School Board members say they want students to start learning a foreign language in kindergarten, financial concerns may keep students from taking classes until the third grade.Superintendent Steven Adamowski told the...
Finish Line Strong, Deep All-Metros Put Wraps on Big Season
The area's top high school runners were remarkably athletic this season. From Oakville's Erin Narzinski to Sumner's Tianna Swinney, athletes chose versatility over specialization and thrived.Narzinski scored 34 of Oakville's 69 points at last month's...
Flood Cleanup Suspended While City Awaits Funding
Valley Park's Board of Aldermen has voted to suspend flood cleanup until officials can determine how the city will finance the effort if the federal government rejects a second request for public assistance.The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or...
Foes of Rink Fear Rise in Traffic, Rowdy Behavior Planners Make Changes to Accommodate Residents' Complaints
Nearly 80 residents of south St. Louis County told the County Planning Commission this week why they are opposed to having a roller skating rink on 3.35 acres near Telegraph and Cliff Cave roads.Residents say that they oppose the increase in traffic...
Friends Count in County's 1st District Candidates Debate Meaning Behind Party Endorsements
WHO'S CONNECTED to whom?That's a key factor in a four-way Democratic primary in north and central St. Louis County that probably will determine who becomes the first black member of the County Council.Mayor Charlie Dooley of Northwoods is the widely...
Getting a Facelift for Your Granny Hands
IN A RICHARD Avedon photo of Ronald and Nancy Reagan in a recent New Yorker, the former president looked just the way you remember him, maybe a little older and wrinklier. Mrs. Reagan looked strikingly younger, as long as you looked at her face, which...
Girls Inc. Aims Youngsters at Adulthood Program Offers Self-Sufficiency as Alternative to Trouble
Five, six, seven, eight. About 30 girls hip-hop across the dance studio, calling out the names of the jazz steps along with instructor Lillian Vafe.Down the hall, another group of girls is watching and listening to two of their friends - sitting back...
Girls Start Hooping It Up at Summer Basketball League
The 13th season of the Larry Schieni Memorial League is off and running.The girls summer basketball league kicked off last week. Its games are played at the St. Charles Boys and Girls Club, and it features 10 teams and 143 players this year."We're actually...
Greenspan Insists Fed Is Independent
Close consultation with Clinton administration officials has not compromised the political autonomy of the nation's central bank, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Wednesday."I know of nothing which has undercut the independence of the Federal...
Hands-On Attention Saves Pet Projects Pressure Envelops Search for Budget Funds
THE THREE WOMEN have served in Congress a total of 16 years, or less than half the chairman's 36-year tenure.But by the end of their talks with Rep. Neal Smith this month, the women had won more money for breast and cervical cancer screening, for AIDS...
Heat Ushering in Early Labor Day
Stephanie Stemmler, 33, plans to drink a glass of water an hour as long as the heat wave lasts.Otherwise, she might become a mother sooner than she had planned.Dehydration sparked by high temperatures sent Stemmler and scores of area mothers-to-be scurrying...
Her Stress Symptoms Really Don't Add Up
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 37, a slender woman with a Type A personality. I have had chest pains and left-arm tingling, sometimes with diarrhea and vomiting. I went to the emergency room and was checked over. All tests were fine. My own doctor checked me...
Home Garden Is a Place of Constant Change
The last of the peas have been picked, the broccoli is winding down. The gardener is content with a successful harvest - right? Wrong. Surely something must go in to take the place of the spent crops.Successive, or overlapped, planting is an ancient...
Illinois Spotlight
LAWGeorge R. Ripplinger, Jr., formerly a partner in the law firm of Ripplinger, Dixon & Johnston, announced that he has withdrawn from the firm and will continue the practice of law under the firm name of George Ripplinger and Associates.INSURANCERobert...
In Courtroom 14, Judge Helps Women Start Over
The woman came to the end of the road in Courtroom 14, jammed and sweltering on the ninth floor of the gray granite Civil Courts Building in downtown St. Louis.For the six years of their marriage, her husband beat her, she said.Now she wants out. Out...
Kc, St. Joe Get Gambling Licenses
Legal gambling came to the Kansas City area Wednesday. The Missouri Gaming Commission issued the state's third and fourth casino licenses, to Argosy Gaming Co. and St. Joseph Riverboat Partners.Argosy, which owns the Alton Belle, had its first cruise...
Kids, Adults Show One Another What's Good about Baseball
Far from the influence of money and men, where a strike is a swinging strike and a cap is wringing with sweat, baseball is thriving.Not baseball incorporated, not baseball the labor dispute, the entertainment dollar, the television package.Baseball....
Latin Beat from the Big Easy
YOU never have any trouble finding an Iguanas concert in New Orleans. Just watch for the line of people trying to get in.Of course, the band's highly danceable mix of Latin rhythms, funky R&B and roots rock is a natural for a city where the late, great...
Lifetime Licenses Can Be Deadly
When you get your drivers license at the age of 16, should that entitle you to be on the road for the rest of your life? A tragedy that cost the life of Jason Suroff has made his family conclude the answer is no, and family members are working to convert...
Loss of Kasatonov to Bruins Could Be Costly to Blues
Just over three months after trading one of their top prospects to get veteran defenseman Alexei Kasatonov, the Blues have lost his services.The Boston Bruins signed Kasatonov on Wednesday, giving him a two-year contract worth $650,000 a season and ending...
Lots of Noise about Those Pesky Crowing Roosters
Dear Abby: I have raised chickens in the city of Tucson for 25 years. However, once when I lived in the country, I had a neighbor who complained about my rooster's crowing at dawn.I solved the problem by placing a leather band (actually, it was a lady's...
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...
Madigan Vows to Block Edgar's $1.4 Billion Medicaid Bailout
House Speaker Michael J. Madigan shot a $1.4 billion hole in Gov. Jim Edgar's proposed budget Wednesday, tightening the Legislature's gridlock and leaving state workers wondering if they will get paid when the next fiscal year starts July 1.Madigan held...
Mcdonnell Deal Survives Senate Fight Critics Call C-17 Settlement a Costly Bailout
Brushing aside claims that a C-17 settlement is "a turkey for taxpayers," the Senate voted Wednesday to defeat an effort to scuttle the Pentagon's deal with McDonnell Douglas Corp. to salvage the troubled cargo plane program.In a 66-32 vote, senators...
Miller's Blast: Head-to-Head with VP Fair
If It's music that draws you to the VP Fair, then the folks behind the Miller Music Blast on Laclede's Landing are not going to make it easy for you to decide where to plant your lawn chair.</P><P>The music festival, to be held July 2...
Miss Bossy: Elle's E. Jean Carroll Dishes out Sassy, Sane Advice
E.JEAN CARROLL'S readers ought to meet her. In person, the high-spirited advice columnist for Elle magazine takes the woman's art of easy rapport to a new dimension. Witness her first meeting with an interviewer in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel in...
Moral Authority vs. Black Unity
The venerable National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, like the rest of black leadership these days, is suffering from agenda shock. After 85 years of successful activism, it could do what might be natural for a group that has outlived...
More Love Letters about Those Old Automobiles
Dear Ann Landers: I so enjoyed those letters from folks who couldn't part with their beloved cars. Can you stand one more?In 1950, my father bought a new Deluxe Chevrolet sedan. We had some wonderful times in that car. When Dad died in 1962, my mother...
Moriarty's Son Quits House Race Nixon Wanted Candidate Removed from the Ballot
State Attorney General Jay Nixon said Wednesday that Secretary of State Judith K. Moriarty's son failed to file properly as a Missouri House candidate and should be booted from the ballot.In response, Moriarty's son, Tim Moriarty, dropped his campaign...
Mrs. Clinton Pushes Public Debate Effort Would Get Health Reform Package out of Congressional Committees
After weeks of virtual standstill on health reform, Hillary Rodham Clinton and prominent Senate Democrats pushed Wednesday to get legislation out of committee rooms and in front of the American people."Once the debate really starts, as it will, I think...
Multiple Problems, but There Is Only One Solution
Dear Percy Ross: Problems, problems, problems. That's what this year has been - one right after another. The furnace broke down, the cat got sick, one of my four kids broke his arm, my husband got laid off and I'm pregnant with number five. This list...
MVP Olajuwon Sits, Drained, amid the Frenzy
After 10 years struggling to win his first championship at any level, Hakeem Olajuwon simply sat and watched the celebration when the Houston Rockets won their first National Basketball Association title.Olajuwon, the unanimous MVP in the finals after...
New Crimes Unrelated to Shaw Rapist
Two sex crimes in south St. Louis early Wednesday are unrelated to the series of rapes in the Shaw neighborhood, police say.In the first, a recently paroled murderer is accused of raping a 43-year-old woman at knife point in her home, near Uncle Bill's...
North Korea Oks Nuclear Freeze for Talks
President Bill Clinton announced Wednesday that North Korea had agreed to freeze its nuclear program.He said the United States in turn had agreed to resume diplomatic talks with the Stalinist state.Clinton also said the United States was suspending its...
O.J. Should Get Silent Treatment
I am not a football fan, and so my response to the O.J. Simpson case may be more emotionally distant than that of the average American, but the spectacle of people lining the freeway in Los Angeles shouting, "Go, Juice," and "We Love You, O.J." during...
Old Suspicions Surface as Israelis and Palestinians Struggle to Find Peace
Gaza and Jericho are under Palestinian rule now. But hope for a general settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is clouded by events that have renewed old suspicions, among them the Hebron massacre, other deaths on both sides and Yasser Arafat's...
Other Big Apple TV Sites Besides New `Today' Set
THE NEW "Today" show studios aren't the only location in Gotham where tourists or residents can take a peek at TV stars or programs in the making.Here are a few current and coming locations where, with a little luck and timing, you just might find yourself...
Overlapping Crops Will Get the Most from Ground Game
The last of the peas have been picked, the broccoli is winding down. The gardener is content with a successful harvest - right? Wrong. Something must go in to take the place of the spent crops.Successive, or overlapped, planting is an ancient tradition....
Park Ranger Loves Job as Katy Cop Conservation Policeman Keeps an Eye on Hikers, Bikers on Popular Trail
James C. Winlund of Washington, Mo., has a job that would drive most motorists around the bend.Each workday, Winlund drives at least 100 miles of one-lane gravel road, dodging snakes and toads and people of all kinds - kids with training wheels on their...
People
And you want to be a movie star? Listen to DENNIS QUAID, who had to shed 45 pounds to play gunslinger Doc Holiday in "Wyatt Earp":"I had a nutritionist who put me on 1,200 calories a day, and I'd run five to nine miles every day," Quaid tells "Entertainment...
People
And you want to be a movie star? Listen to DENNIS QUAID, who had to shed 45 pounds to play gunslinger Doc Holiday in "Wyatt Earp":"I had a nutritionist who put me on 1,200 calories a day, and I'd run five to nine miles every day," Quaid tells "Entertainment...
People in Business
Raymond F. Pieper, former president of J.S. Alberici Construction Co., joined the board of directors of Clayco Construction Co.Kohner Properties Inc. promoted Lisa Hunt to manager of Peveley Square Apartments, a 68-unit complex in Pevely, Mo.Schwab Institutional,...
Permanent Record: Let's Keep Track Forever and Ever
LIKE ME, LIKE OL' Dave over there, like everyone else, you surely felt cheated when you reached maturity and realized there was no such thing as a permanent record.Permanent records were the only reason you, I, ol' Dave over there and everyone else behaved...
Petition Forces Vote on Property Maintenance Code
Because of a successful petition drive by opponents of the city's new property maintenance code, Ferguson residents will have a chance to vote on whether they want the code to be enforced by City Hall.The City Council in April approved the code that...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in an area court:SEXUAL ABUSEWest Overland: Prosecutors charged John M. Burruano Wednesday with kidnapping and sexually...
Precise Watering Saves Plants from Stress Stage
Watering probably tops the list of cultural practices harmful to plants, particularly new ones. But a few basics smooth the problems.The main goal should be to keep the plants from the stress stage.Longtime gardeners constantly practice looking at a...
Rawhide: Real Cowpokes to Highlight Special Roundup
Don Dascher and his Windwalker Wranglers are genuine calf-branding, cattle-driving cowboys.When they're not roping steers and training horses the group dramatizes cowboy life in the old West. They perform at dinner theaters, fairs, rodeos and even weddings....
Reggae Makes a Splash at Riverport
AFTER all these days of intense heat and sweltering humidity, holding something called a sunsplash may not sound like a good idea. However, the Reggae Sunsplash was just what the meteorologist ordered to lift the spirits of thousands of area residents...
Road Improvement Plan Upsets Residents Who Fear More Traffic
A plan to improve Ries Road has upset a group of Ballwin residents. They say improvements to Ries Road will make the road a major thoroughfare to Manchester Road and will destroy the character of the neighborhoods it passes through.Approximately 50 people...
`Rockeries' Are Having a Revival of Popularity in England, U.S
Rock gardens were popular in Victorian England, as we were to hear many times on our recent trip with the Friends of Tower Grove Park. Such gardens declined in popularity in the early part of this century, but now they are having a revival in England...
Rockets Pocket Their 1st Crown NBA and Series MVP Olajuwon Scores 25 in 90-84 Game 7 Win
Hakeem Olajuwon lived up to his MVP billing as the Houston Rockets won their first championship and gave the city its first major-league title, beating New York 90-84 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the NBA finals.Olajuwon was brilliant - 25 points, 10...
Roll-Over Warnings Sought for Vehicles
The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to propose a requirement that automakers put a label on each new vehicle telling potential buyers what the chances are for that car or light truck to tip or roll over.Transportation Secretary Federico...
Ruling Calls into Question Many Local Sign Laws Several Communities Impose Limits of One Kind or Another
Now that the Supreme Court has struck down Ladue's ban on most residential signs, leaders of some cities are looking to see if their own laws will stand up."I think all cities are reviewing ordinances now just to be on the safe side," said Mayor Charlie...
Russians Tour U.S. Areas to Study Environment
Lt. Col. Yuriy Gololobov says he represents the new breed of post-Cold War Army officer, hard, tough and nature-loving. In fact, his title is "military environmentalist."It's not what most would expect of someone who spent most of his military career...
Russia Signs Historic Pact with NATO `Partnership for Peace' Promises Close Ties with Old Cold War Foe
The principal enemies of the Cold War - Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization - pledged themselves Wednesday to "a far-reaching cooperative relationship" in defense and security matters.The vows came as Russia joined NATO's "Partnership for...