St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 22, 1993

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50 Metrolink Riders Find Their Cars Towed Lot near Forest Park at Center of Squabble
About 50 MetroLink passengers discovered the hard way that you can still be taken for a ride after the train stops.Before boarding Friday morning for a trip downtown, they parked their cars on a gravel lot near the Forest Park station. When they got...
After Hitting Bottom, Cu Receiver on a High
Charles Johnson's drug-crazed mother vanished for days at a time. She returned to change clothes, snatch the money he earned at a part-time job and scurry back to the abyss.The adolescent Johnson's dinner, as often as not, was a candy bar. Because his...
Alcott on the Verge of Induction into Hall
Back in the mid-1980s, when Amy Alcott was at the pinnacle of her LPGA career, she didn't even know the organization had a Hall of Fame.Nor did she care.As Alcott raced through the decade, earning 19 tournament victories, she remained blissfully unaware...
A New Image for Math: It Won't Be Cheap
SUMMER vacation is almost over, so today Uncle Dave has a special back-to-school "pep talk" for you young people, starting with these heartfelt words of encouragement: HA HA HA YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND UNCLE DAVE DOESN'T NEENER NEENER NEENER.Seriously,...
`Anytown' Opens Eyes and Minds
WHEN KEVIN WATTS was 18, he participated in Anytown, U.S.A. - a 34-year-old program of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.It changed his life."It taught me so much," said Watts, now 22. "I learned a lot about the subtle prejudices that we...
Area's Pay Lakes Provide Fine Fishing Close to Home
Good fishing close to home is the dream of every angler. More people would go fishing if they had good places that were handy. All anglers would go more if they had spots they could reach without investing a lot of time in travel.Proprietors of so-called...
Army of Volunteers Attacks Flood Ruins
The debris from what was once a home lies on the dead, brown grass of the front lawn. A slime-covered, now worthless car sits in the garage.The water from the record '93 flood continues to go down, and on a sunny Saturday morning, volunteers helped the...
As a Private Club, Deer Creek Offers Excellent Course, Value
If you play at least six rounds of golf a month and would join a club if you could afford it, consider Deer Creek Golf and Country Club in House Springs.Deer Creek, a Brooks Carson McCarthy creation, opened in 1989 as a semi-private course and went private...
Athlete's Vitality Saved Volleyballer Scotlan
Professional volleyball player Cathey Scotlan complained offhandedly in her diary this spring about suffering a few minor headaches.Scotlan, 24, was playing in Switzerland for the Geneva Elite team, using her athletic prowess to travel and learn. Then...
A Trial for Dr. Kevorkian
Dr. Jack Kevorkian will finally get his day in court. Charged three times previously with murder but never tried, the doctor will finally be prosecuted for helping his 17th victim commit suicide earlier this month. Wayne County Prosecutor John D. O'Hair,...
Babbitt Goes in Style on Trip to Explore Arctic Wildlife Area
Some free advice: If you ever get the chance at a wilderness experience with Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, take it.For one thing, you can't beat the eats.A recent venture by Babbitt to Alaska's untouched northeastern corner, closer to the North Pole...
Bank Employees in Canada Send Some Relief South
"We in Canada cannot imagine the devastation in St. Louis caused by the flood, but we hope that in some small way we have helped lighten the burden."And they have. The people who sent that note - Lorraine Webster and Ann Morrison and their co-workers...
Barging in on the Sights and History of the Erie Canal
I THOUGHT NEW YORK'S Erie Canal was just a crude ditch until I saw it not long ago - still splendid after 168 years of use.Like many Americans, I couldn't imagine folks in the early 1800s having either the tools or the imagination to dig much more than...
Becker Triumphs Seeks to Improve to 7-0 vs. Courier
Third-seeded Boris Becker, who never has lost to second-seeded Jim Courier in six meetings, will get a chance to extend the streak Sunday in the title match of the U.S. Hardcourts Championships.Becker, No. 4 in the world, held off the challenge of No....
Becker Triumphs, Seeks to Improve to 7-0 vs. Courier
Third-seeded Boris Becker, who hasn't lost to Jim Courier in six career meetings, will get a chance to extend the streak Sunday in the title match of the U.S. Hardcourts Championships.Becker, No. 4 in the world, held off the challenge of No. 139 Patrick...
Beyond the Visible an Algonquin Tale
Long ago on the shores of Lake Seneca, there lived a tribe of Algonquins. At the far end of their settlement, beneath tall pines, stood a lodge. Inside this lodge there lived a most unusual being. He lived with his sister, and it was she alone who knew...
Big Deals Are Back, but Saner
Absent are the raiders of the 1980s, who rode in armed with junk bonds and tender offers and made off with some of the nation's greatest corporate treasures.But the Big Deal is back.Mattel Inc.'s announcement Thursday that it will buy Fisher-Price Inc....
Black Expo Here Has Doubled Size since Last Year
Terry Bledsoe's swatch of a T-shirt was nearly popping Saturday as he pitched his bulging pectorals near his booth in the exhibitor area of the Missouri Black Expo at Cervantes Convention Center."It pays to advertise," said Bledsoe, 34, who holds several...
Blues' Move on Mcsorley Creates Dilemma for La
Mike Shanahan, chairman of the Blues, called Los Angeles Kings owner Bruce McNall with the bad news Friday.Shanahan said the Blues wanted enforcer Marty McSorley and were ready to sign him to an offer sheet worth between $8 million and $10 million for...
Brazil Follows Mexico on Free Trade
The prospect of free trade with formerly closed Mexico isn't the only dramatic development in Latin America. Recently, Brazil, South America's largest economy, has ended its 20-year experiment with protectionism and thrown open its domestic market virtually...
Briefs Column
WORLD INDIA Mother Teresa Is Ill With Malaria</P><P>Nobel laureate Mother Teresa was diagnosed on Saturday as suffering from malaria, and doctors expected her to remain in intensive care at a hospital in New Delhi.</P><P>The...
Budget Plan Looks a Lot like Last One
Bill Clinton lobbied hard for his tax increase, while George Bush "had to gag and digest" his. But aside from the president's role, the budget packages of 1990 and 1993 have many similarities.Both packages were intended to reduce the budget deficit by...
Buffaloes Get Shot at `Maximum Experience'
The Colorado Buffaloes will face what The Sporting News rates as the nation's most difficult college football schedule."The schedule, certainly, is ambitious," Colorado coach Bill McCartney said.The Buffaloes will open Sept. 4 against Texas, followed...
Buyouts Thin Ranks of St. Louis Banks
Mercantile Bank's plan to gobble up United Postal Savings, adding 160,000 St. Louis customers with one gulp, points up a trend in the banking business: The number of players here is shrinking.Bigger banks are buying smaller ones all around St. Louis....
Calling All Rascals: Needed for Flick
VITAL STATISTICS: Tongues are wagging at the St. Louis County Government Center that longtime Mo. Rep. Neil Molloy, D-Pasadena Park, just may be tapped to serve as director of the St. Louis County Housing Authority. Molloy is a member of the House...
Carnahan Plans Special Flood Session
GOV. MEL CARNAHAN expects to call a special session of the Missouri Legislature to raise money for flood repair.The timing of the session will depend on how soon he has a firm picture of how much money will be needed.State legislators who visited St....
Carole Rothman on Life's Stages
Two years ago, Carole Rothman's husband dropped dead of a heart attack and she, who had always looked into the dark space of the theatre stage and filled it with meaning, stared into darker, more vacant spaces still.Rothman, 41, has had her life on an...
Clinton Exploiting Public's Ignorance
Appeals to ignorance and envy are at the heart of Clinton politics. Most people do not know that federal revenue doubled during the Reagan-Bush years, so the Clinton administration and its media sympathizers can spread the big lie that the deficit is...
Columns: A Matter of Opinion
COLUMNISTS COMMAND a special niche in the journalism spectrum. They're allowed, if they choose, to let their personalities, opinions and prejudices come forth, within good taste, enjoying a freedom denied to reporters.As readers, we grant them that right,...
Constant Chaos along Color Lines Divides Moline Acres Politically City's Government Offers High Drama
The ex-city clerk of Moline Acres says he spent the last three years pledging allegiance to the mayor, and what did that get him?Fired."I kept my mouth shut before, but not now," said George Hawkes III, the former clerk.Now, he's on a campaign to discredit...
Corps Advice in '40S: Give River Elbow Room
In the early 1940s, the Army Corps of Engineers told Congress it should protect a 5,000-foot-wide flood way from development in the lower Missouri River Valley so the river could have its way during times of flooding.But farmers, landowners, real estate...
Deadly Line Draws around Our Children
SENSELESS, TERRIBLE crimes are nothing new to this city. In the past two weeks, however, two incidents occurred that should have shocked even those who are numb to the violence and depravity that now are part of our everyday communal life.In one of them,...
Deer Creek at House Springs Is Solid, Affordable
If you play at least six rounds of golf a month and would join a club if you could afford it, consider Deer Creek Golf and Country Club in House Springs.Deer Creek, a Brooks Carson McCarthy creation, opened in 1989 as a semiprivate course and went private...
Deer to Boston; Boever to Detroit
- The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Rob Deer from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday for a player to be named. Deer, 32, hit .217 with 14 home runs and 39 RBIs in 90 games for Detroit this season.To replace him on the roster, the Tigers signed St. Louis...
Deer to Boston; Boever to Detroit
- The Boston Red Sox, last in the American League in home runs and struggling to stay in the AL East race, acquired outfielder Rob Deer from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday for a player to be named.Deer, 32, hit .217 with 14 home runs and 39 RBIs in 90...
Directive on Cave Ignored Workers Cite Order by Ex-Supervisor
Some employees of St. Joseph's Home say that more than a year ago, a supervisor told workers to stop taking children to Cliff Cave, where last month four children and two counselors were killed on a field trip.The warning came after an outing in April...
Eagles Receiver Back in Nest
Pro Bowl wide receiver Fred Barnett ended his long holdout with the Philadelphia Eagles, signing three one-year contracts Saturday, two weeks before the start of the National Football League season."It's just good to get back with the team," said Barnett,...
Economics Loom to Doom Moon as Oilers QB
The play clock ticks against Warren Moon on every snap he takes as quarterback of the Houston Oilers. But he has become a master of those 45-second challenges.There is another clock that will tick against Moon in 1993 that he may not be able to beat....
Embraceable Him? Gershwin Book Dwells on Rumored Sexual Exploits
IT USED TO BE that musical biographies held simply to the facts surrounding the careers of famous composers.About two decades ago, following a trend begun by biographers of literary figures, the fashion took a sharp turn toward the interpretive. All...
Even in Blowout, Start Is Some Relief for Urbani
The numbers have not been kind to lefthanded rookie Tom Urbani. He made nine relief appearances for the Cardinals this season. He had a 0-1 record with an 8.74 earned-run average, and opponents were batting .380 against him.And the numbers were not especially...
Fashion Forward: Finding Newest Trends at Lower Prices
`THE GAP BETWEEN styles at our price points and styles at higher ones is narrowing every year," says Dina Tenser, fashion director at Kmart.Elements of the most significant fashion trends for fall - knitwear, the dandy, soft and sheer, denim - will be...
Feudal Child Labor Is Pervasive in South Asia Not Working Means Not Eating, Some Reply to Criticism
ON THE PARCHED plains of India, children as young as 4 work at looms for up to 15 hours without a break, weaving carpets.In Pakistan and Bangladesh, small boys are sold as jockeys for camel races in Saudi Arabia. In Sri Lanka, at least 10,000 boy prostitutes...
First-Swing Slam Boosts Expos
Larry Walker hit a grand slam on the first swing of the game Saturday as the Montreal Expos defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-3.John Roper (2-3) opened the game by walking Marquis Grissom, Randy Ready and John Vander Wal on 13 pitches. Walker took a strike...
Flooding Took $500,000 Toll on Katy Trail Missouri Floodwater Chewed Up 75 Miles of Bridges, Gates
Flooding caused more than $500,000 in damage to the Katy Trail, with a stretch near Defiance in St. Charles County among the areas hardest hit, officials of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said last week.A tour of the area around Defiance...
Flood Makes Hannibal's Children Grow Up
"Part of my plan has been to try to pleasantly remind adults of what they once were themselves."- Mark Twain, preface to "Adventures of Tom Sawyer""Tom presently wondered to find that his coveted vacation was beginning to hang a little heavily on his...
Flood Recovery Offers Opportunities
As the waters of the historic Flood of '93 begin to recede, we face a recovery effort of equally historic proportions.Over the past few months, throughout the Midwest, we have seen what is truly great about America. Neighbors helping neighbors. Communities...
Fluoride Risk? Drink Up, Researchers Say
Fluoride is not a health risk when added to drinking water at currently allowable levels, a committee of the National Research Council concluded in a recent report.Based on a review of existing studies, the panel found that the U.S. Environmental Protection...
Fragile Lives, Tough Questions Surgery on Siamese Twins Illustrates Medical Ethics Dilemma
The surgery that ended the life of 7-week-old Amy Lakeberg so that her Siamese twin, Angela, might have a life raises questions about medical ethics and the burden that modern science places on physicians."If these babies had been born in rural Guatemala,...
Fred Roggin (Click) on Television Special Features Bizarre Clips from Programs around the World
THERE'S a respite for those weary fingers of yours on the remote control: You won't feel the need to flip through those channels for at least an hour while Fred Roggin does it for you.The sportscaster and host of the syndicated series "Roggin's Heroes"...
Getting Eckersley as Stopper Might Put Yanks over Top
Dennis Eckersley vs. the Toronto Blue Jays with another title on the line?Titillating? Yes. And realistic, too - even though Eckersley and the Oakland A's are in last place in the American League West. The New York Yankees, making a run at the AL East...
Gilded Oldies
Want to know the best-kept secret of the Sixties?Tell me the top rock song of 1969.Remember, this was the official high - and I do mean high - of the Sixties. Jimi Hendrix, the Jefferson Airplane and the Who were at Woodstock.The Beatles sang the insidious...
Guardian Backs Father's Claim Sexual Relationship Changed Agreement, Surrogate Mother Says
A court-appointed guardian for a 3-month-old boy recommends that he stay with his father, rather than with a surrogate mother who conceived the child the natural way.Surrogate mother Susan Chamberlain says her $25,000 deal to have a child for Joseph...
Gubicza's Career as Royal Is Nearing an Intersection
Sometime after the Kansas City Royals finish playing in 1993, right-hander Mark Gubicza's baseball career probably will hit an intersection.Whether he goes straight ahead with the Royals is uncertain. Making a turn toward another organization wouldn't...
Health Care: Some Win, Some Lose, Experts Say
Experts say President Bill Clinton's plan to reform health care may mean fewer benefits for some workers, could be expensive for small businesses, won't save much money any time soon - and will greatly improve health care for millions of people who are...
Helping Hand
The Metropolitan School, a private, nonprofit school for students in grades 7-12 who have learning disabilities, has received a $50,000 donation from the Anheuser-Busch Charitable Trust. The donation will enable the school to expand its financial aid...
Helping Hands from Other States Still Pitching In
Following is an area-by-area description of the flooding in Missouri and Illinois, starting upriver. MISSISSIPPI RIVER Clark County, Mo.Rain to the north pushed the Mississippi back up again, keeping U.S. Highway 61 closed. Clark County Sheriff Don...
Help United Way Meet Two Goals
The annual campaign by United Way of Greater St. Louis takes on added significance this year, given the extra health and human service needs created by this summer's devastating flood. The agency has set a general campaign goal of $49 million. It also...
Herzog: Angels Have Nothing to Lose by Taking Magrane
Whitey Herzog, the California Angels' vice president who pushed for the signing of former Cardinals pitcher Joe Magrane, said, "I think it might be a good gamble. We've got nothing to lose."The Angels owe Magrane only what's left of the yearly minimum...
Herzog Wants Look at Magrane
Whitey Herzog, the California Angels' vice president who pushed for the signing of former Cardinal Joe Magrane, said, "I think it might be a good gamble. We've got nothing to lose."The Angels owe Magrane only what's left of the yearly minimum salary...
House Members Resent Resettling of Iraqi Pows in U.S
A government program to resettle Iraqi prisoners of war in the United States is drawing protests from members of Congress.State Department officials confirmed that former combatants and their dependents from Iraq had been resettled in Texas, Florida,...
How to Be Happier You May Be Able to Adjust Your Feelings More Easily Than You Think
You don't have to break the bank on fancy cars, expensive homes, or lavish vacations to find happiness in your life. Affluence, as well as age, gender, race and education, are rarely connected to inner joy, research shows. The truth is, you have a surprising...
How to Give or Get Help
To Offer HelpTo volunteer: Call these agencies to help in various ways:Operation Food Search: 569-0053.The St. Louis Area Food Bank: call Frank Finnegan at 383-3335.Salvation Army Operation Noah's Ark: (800) 935-6639.American Red Cross: 997-8973.St....
In 5th Year, Mu's Harrison Finds a Home on Offensive Line
Chris Harrison is finally settling in at the University of Missouri - five years after joining the football team.Harrision, a former Chaminade standout, joined the Tigers as a walk-on in 1989 and has since redshirted a season, moved from offense to...
Inclined to Recline?
HERE WAS a time when buying a reclining chair meant your taste in decorating was about as sophisticated as Archie Bunker's."Pop the beer can, kick back in your clunky recliner, and watch TV - that's the image most people have always associated with reclining...
Incumbent Lawmakers Pile Up Election Funds
While campaign finance reforms founder in Congress, senators and representatives have been raising $2.6 million a week for their own elections.More than one-third of that - a little more than $980,000 a week between January and June - came from PACs,...
Insurance Companies Not Idiots; U.S. Is
Rivers like the Missouri and Mississippi tend to flood - sometimes massively. They've been doing it since the Big Bang. Although the Great Flood of '93 has been described as "historic," it is an even-money bet that within the next 20 years some other...
Interesting? Yes Compelling? No
THE INNER SEA The Mediterranean and its People By Rober Fox 552 pages, Knop, $30</P><P>ROBERT FOX remarks in the prologue of this book that when he told friends that he had been asked to write a book about the societies and people...
Iraqi Pows in U.S. Drawing Protest
A government program to resettle Iraqi prisoners of war in the United States is drawing protests from members of Congress angered by attempts to welcome the former enemies.State Department officials confirmed that former combatants and their dependents...
It Has Been a Lousy Year So Far for Women's Tennis
This athletic spectacle visits a different city every week, moving about the world's continents with an aim to attract and thrill crowds. They call it a circuit.Someone obviously failed to realize how close that sounds to circus.The similarities can...
It's a Zoo out There Finding Natural Drama in Your Own Back Yard
Not all the great wildlife shows are on public television. Some aren't even on TV at all. They're right outside your window.Take a look. Common critters - blue jays, squirrels, even earthworms - do things just as amazing as the exotic beasts that star...
It Works: Johnson and the Headhunters
CONSIDER IT the grandest of ironies that St. Louis piano legend Johnnie Johnson currently has a recording contract and a career on the rise while his former employer, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Chuck Berry, can't seem to get arrested these days (figuratively...
Jays Fall, Allow NY to Tie for East Lead
Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 34th home run, leading Dave Fleming and the Seattle Mariners past the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Saturday.Coupled with New York's 3-2 victory over Kansas City, Toronto dropped into a first-place tie with the Yankees in the Eastern...
Johnny Clegg's Star Rising with `World Music' Sounds
The world must indeed be shrinking if the appeal of Johnny Clegg & Savuka is any indication. In a triumphant return to Mississippi Nights on Friday evening, the South African singer/songwriter and his band brought a unique musical vision to the concert...
Just Nothing like Reading a Movie Films Pump Up Sales of Treasures of World Literature
SOME BOOKS, like "Jurassic Park" and "The Firm," are such natural movie tie-ins that the print version seems little more than a come-on for the inevitable movie.But "Howards End," "The Age of Innocence," "Orlando," "Ethan Frome," "Much Ado About Nothing"?...
Just Who Decides What's Worth Making?
ABOUT 500 feature films will be released in the United States this year, with perhaps 100 of them based on books. (Despite appearances, not all of those books are by Stephen King. Some are by Michael Crichton.)Where do the other 400 come from?Popular...
King Gets Charged with DWI Man in '91 Police Beating Crashed Car against Wall
Rodney King, the black motorist whose beating at the hands of white police officers ultimately led to last year's Los Angeles riots, was arrested Saturday on a drunken driving charge.King, 27, an unemployed construction worker, hit a concrete wall near...
Law Raises Penalties for DUI
Drunken drivers in Illinois face stiffer penalties under a new law signed by Gov. Jim Edgar.But the governor has vetoed a related piece of legislation that would have put more restrictions on prosecutors in driving-under-the influence (DUI) cases.Under...
Leader: China Must Curb Graft as Public Outrage about Bribes Grows, Party Proclaims Crackdown
The Communist Party announced a major crackdown on corruption Saturday, with President Jiang Zemin warning that graft threatened the future of the party itself."Corruption is the virus that has eroded the healthy body of the party and the state," Jiang...
Letters Record Extremism Woman Praised Killing of Abortion Clinic Doctor
The woman accused of wounding an abortion doctor in Wichita, Kan., wrote frequently to the accused killer of an abortion doctor in Florida, calling him the "greatest hero of our time."Rachelle R. Shannon, 37, of Grants Pass, Ore., was arrested Friday...
Levee Repair: Inter-Agency Hot Potato
Hundreds of flood-gouged agricultural levees in the Midwest are in danger of falling through the cracks between federal repair programs.While landowners are pressuring Congress to fill those cracks and help fix all levees, environmentalists are pushing...
Life and Death in Louisiana New Novel Explores Questions of Race, Justice and Identity
A LESSON BEFORE DYING By Ernest J. Gaines 256 pages, Knopf, $21</P><P>IN BAYONNE, LA., the fictional setting of Ernest J. Gaines' many novels and stories, black men dream of a full measure of adulthood, an idealized status that ensures...
Many Students Would Prefer 3-Year College Program
An increasing number of college-bound high school seniors favor speeding up the time it takes to get a bachelor's degree, according to two surveys.Seventy-seven percent of 2,000 students in one poll said they would be more inclined to choose a school...
Mcelroy Bears Scars of Success after Nine NFL Seasons
Vann McElroy wanted to be the quintessential Raider. But he never imagined the price he would have to pay to play in the NFL.For the first summer since Lyndon Johnson was president, McElroy is not a member of a football team. The former Pro Bowl safety...
Mcgriff's Homer Boosts Braves
Fred McGriff and rookie Javier Lopez hit two-run homers in the eighth inning Saturday, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.The Braves, who trail the San Francisco Giants by 7 1/2 games in the Western Division, were losing...
Metro Golf Finale Turns into Pure Bliss
With his mother occupying his thoughts in Saturday's final round of the St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur Golf Championship, Don Bliss went through the motions of crunching the field in the matter-of-fact fashion he's been famous for since winning his first...
Mickelson Carries Lead into Final of International
Phil Mickelson was staked to a 3-point lead Saturday when Phil Blackmar made double bogey on the last hole of the twice-delayed third round of the International Tournament.And, for the first time in the eight-year history of this unique event, the third-round...
Midas Touch: Soros Enjoys Giving Money Away More Than Making It
He invests, and the price of gold jumps. He bets, and the British pound tumbles. George Soros, a courtly, Hungarian-born financier with a passion for philosophy, has become an oracle to Wall Street - and a nightmare to some government bankers.Soros,...
Mopping Up in the Valley Chesterfield Firms Face Huge Task
At 7 each morning and 7 each night, two school buses rumble past police checkpoints into the deluged Chesterfield Valley.On board are employees of Mark Andy Inc. on their way to rebuild the company's flooded factory at 18081 Chesterfield Airport Road.It...
More Anti-Abortion Violence
For the second time this year, a physician who performed abortions has been shot. This time the victim, Dr. George Tiller, was not seriously wounded, unlike Dr. David Gunn, who died after being shot by an anti-abortion zealot outside his Pensacola,...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
As far as Upon Further Review is concerned, World Wrestling Federation superstar DOINK THE CLOWN should get nothing but glowing praise for his resourceful work inside the squared circle.But it pains UFR to report that our man took a big hit in the latest...
Mother Was Right Soap and Water Are Important Tools for Good Health
With today's high-tech approach to health care, it's easy to forget the simplest way to avoid infection: handwashing. With a little soap and water, you can often prevent what may take lots of time and money to cure.Thorough handwashing isn't simple....
New Hip Feels Great, but Care Is Needed
Dear Dr. Donohue: I just got a new hip, and I feel great. No pain, no stiffness. I am ready to join the world again at age 65. How about exercise? Is it going to help the hip?Nice to hear how well things have gone and that you feel so wonderful. Having...
North Webster a Backward Glance
Six years ago, nobody wanted to take down the 150 old photographs in the exhibit "Black History in Webster Groves." Its two-month run at the historic Hawken House was not long enough, and the pictures were just too good to go into hiding again."They...
North Webster's Long, Proud History
Blacks have lived on two hills divided by Shady Creek - the area now called North Webster - since the time of the Civil War, according to "North Webster - A Photographic History of a Black Community."A school was a magnet. Shortly after the Civil War,...
Notes & Calendar
The Fourth Fall RV Show of the Midwest Gateway Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association will be held Sept. 10-12 at South County Center, Lindbergh Boulevard and Lemay Ferry Road in south St. Louis County.Some 200 RVs will be on display from all of the...
Now, a News Magazine for Every Day
CONFESS - can you tell your news magazines apart? Do you rush to work to talk about the great segment on cockroach parts in chocolate chip cookies that you saw the night before on . . . "48 Hours"? "PrimeTime Live"? "Dateline NBC"? Well, one of them.Isn't...
Oilers Nip Cowboys in Texas Shootout
The Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys won the battle for the fans before the game started. The Houston Oilers won the battle of Texas - barely.Houston's Warren Moon quieted most of the pro-Cowboys crowd of 63,285 in the new Alamodome on Saturday with...
Oilers Nip Cowboys in Texas Shootout
The Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys won the battle for the fans before the game started. The Houston Oilers won the battle of Texas - barely.Houston's Warren Moon quieted most of the pro-Cowboys crowd of 63,285 in the new Alamodome on Saturday with...
Olivares Fans Dodgers Fire Cards Falter, Waste Effort by Urbani
The Cardinals' brain trust may have to come to grips with the fact that Omar Olivares is not going to be a reliever, let alone a potential closer.With an ill-timed appearance in the seventh inning Saturday night, Olivares helped turn a 2-1 game into...
Opening Scene
THE CITY PLAYERS will open a five-play 1993-94 season on Sept. 17 with Tennessee Williams' "The Red Devil Battery Sign" and also will feature works by Edward Albee, Andrew Davies, A.R. Gurney and William Norfolk on their stage at 3715 Lindell Boulevard.Each...