St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 21, 1994

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20 More Area Seniors Win National Merit Scholarships
Twenty more St. Louis-area high school seniors from this year's spring graduating classes have won l scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corp. competition.They are among more than 6,700 winners of the college-sponsored merit scholarships...
'96 Convention: Democrats Opt for Substance over Streisand
Democratic Party planners are beginning to rethink the idea of turning the 1996 national convention into an entertainment extravaganza in order to reclaim the dwindling prime-time television audience."To call it an `extravaganza' would be an exaggeration,"...
A Curtsy to a Queen
Queen Anne's lace many be Missouri's favorite road flower. Its flat white circles line most every highway, bike path, and even reign splendidly in the city, where you can spot them all along the Metro Link route.Is it just a weed? To some folk, with...
A HISTORY IN TRANSPORTATION METROLINK OFFERS RIDERS A QUICK LESSON ON THE REGION Series: WHERE WE LIVE METROLINK
ON A WEEKDAY morning, the first of the 13 trains to rumble out of Bi-State Development Agency's MetroLink yard in the old Mill Creek Valley departs at 4:33. I hung around and waited for the No. 8 to leave at 5:22, so that I could ride along with Ken...
All aboard! Spill's Mopped Up, and Metrolink's Back on Track Workers Clear Line of Chemicals from Tanker Derailment
"Grand Avenue is open. You can turn in the buses," Thomas Sehr said into his cellular phone about 12:55 p.m. Saturday.Sehr, deputy executive director of Bi-State Development Agency, was talking about the buses used to shuttle MetroLink passengers around...
Amazing Jonathan: Dark and Funny
Funny and bizarre usually mix like gin and cookies, but the Amazing Johnathan has the right recipe to make the combination easy to swallow. With his eyes narrowing like a villain in an old-fashioned melodrama, he sets up his audience and then delivers...
A Month of Music - a to Z That's American Blues to Zap Mama, All Due Here in September
Labor Day weekend may signal the end of summer to some, but in terms of live music coming to the St. Louis area, it marks a great beginning to what is shaping up to be a memorable month.It kicks off with the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival, highlighted...
And Justice for All: Behind the Scenes at Brown
CRUSADERS IN THE COURTS How a Small Group of Dedicated Lawyers Fought for the Civil Rights Revolution By Jack Greenberg 633 pages, Basic Books, $30</P><P>AN ELABORATE SYSTEM of state-sponsored racial segregation prevailed in the...
As Cuba Crumbles, Entire Families Fleeing
THE DOLPHINS that swam alongside the boat distracted him for a few minutes, but, for most of the crossing from Cuba, Eidel Arocha wondered what it would be like to die."I felt sad," said Eidel, who is 12. "I thought I was going to die at sea, that nobody...
As Cuba Crumbles, Whole Families Flee
The dolphins that swam alongside the boat distracted him for a few minutes, but, for most of the crossing from Cuba, Eidel Arocha wondered what it would be like to die."I felt sad," said Eidel, who is 12. "I thought I was going to die at sea, that nobody...
Asheville, N.C.: Pleasures Go beyond Mountainous Countryside
YOU'VE BEEN TO the Smokies. You've become so intimately acquainted with trees and their dazzling autumn leaves that you're beginning to think that one of your ancestors might have been Johnny Appleseed. And if you suck up one more boiled peanut from...
At 5-Foot-9, Chang Stands Tall in World-Class Tennis
He just had advanced to the semifinals of the Thriftway ATP Championship - ousting Jason Stoltenberg 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in as athletic a tennis match as you'll find - and now Michael Chang stood outside the dressing room door.He was wearing a fresh T-shirt...
At the Movies
NEWAndre (PG; 1:36): Tina Majarino, Keith Carradine and a talented California sea lion star in the heartwarming story of a seal who is rescued by a Maine family, and ends up adopting it. A very good children's movie that, unlike most similar films, focuses...
A Worm on Your Plate? Don't Be One and Tell
(Ann Landers is on vacation. The following are some of her favorites that appeared in previous columns.) Dear Ann Landers: What should a person do if he is dining in the home of a friend and comes upon a foreign object in the food, such as a hairpin...
Becker Tops Stich in All-German Volvo Semifinal
Third-seeded Boris Becker staged an impressive second-set comeback and upset countryman Michael Stich 6-2, 7-5 Saturday in an all-German semifinal at the Volvo International in New Haven, Conn.Stich, top-seeded in the tournament, was up 3-0 in the second...
Bengals Could Be Next Team Looking for New Home
Mike Brown says the Cincinnati Bengals are staying put. For the time being anyway."We're committed here until 1999," said Brown, the Bengals' president and general manager. "We hope before then to have persuaded everyone that a new stadium should be...
Beware Revisionism about Hiroshima
Next August, the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, will bring about a flood of reflection on the atomic bomb. In commemoration, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington is preparing an exhibit. On display will be more...
Big Scoreboard to Light Up Kiel New Board Will Feature 4 TV Screens
You will have fun at the new Kiel Center. It's mandatory, considering the effort involved.Hanging at the center of the center, high above the ice, the new scoreboard is Fun Central. It's a $3.5 million high-tech wonder of the sporting world. People at...
Bobby Labonte Wins Busch Race
Bobby Labonte went from third to first late in Saturday's rain-delayed Detroit Gasket 200, then pulled away to his first Busch Grand National stock-car victory since November 1992.Labonte, younger brother of former Winston Cup champion Terry Labonte...
Bohannon Brings Talk Home
For someone who ventured into radio for the sole purpose of meeting girls, Jim Bohannon has carved out a nice little broadcasting career.He took over Larry King's late-night talk show on the Mutual Broadcasting System last year after serving as a fill-in...
Bonds' Child Support Payments Cut in Half as Result of Strike
Just like thousands of other out-of-work Americans, Barry Bonds went to court to lighten the load of his child support payments.Bonds, having to make do without his $4.75 million salary during the baseball strike, obtained a court order cutting his $15,000-per-month...
Bowling Green Trio a Hit at Talent Show
Every year, near the end of two-a-day practices, the University of Missouri football teams holds a talent show at which new players and coaches are expected to perform skits for the upperclassmen and old-timers. This year's show took place Friday night...
Bst Not an Issue in Stores Few Consumers Ask Questions
Has the debate subsided over Monsanto Co.'s drug BST?You might think so, at least in the St. Louis area, if you've shopped at a major supermarket recently.A visit by the Post-Dispatch last week to a dozen stores - Schnucks, National, Dierbergs, Straub's...
Built for Two Tandems Are Finding a Growing Niche in Bicycle Market
In the Co-Motion Cycles shop, Dan Vrijmoet runs his hand lightly over the brushed titanium frame of one of the 200 tandem bicycles he and his two partners will craft by hand this year.Across town at Burley Design Cooperative, scores of newly welded and...
`Bummed-Out' Clearwater Leads International
Keith Clearwater was a disappointed leader Saturday after the third round of the International in Castle Rock, Colo.Clearwater held a one-point lead over U.S. Open champion Ernie Els after the round, but all he could think about was how many points he...
Business, Labor Say Health Plan Could Backfire
Business groups and labor unions said Saturday that a bipartisan health care proposal offered Friday by a group of nearly 20 senators would create incentives for employers now providing health insurance to drop it.In addition, the proposal has created...
Can Abortion Fit in Health Reform?
All through the debate about abortion and health-care reform, many members of Congress have been talking about the status quo as if it were a peaceable kingdom in the abortion wars. They've described that "state" longingly as a utopia where sleeping...
Canadians Debate: Would Museum Defile Site of Famine Dead?
White crosses with no names mark mass graves of an estimated 15,000 Irish famine victims on Grosse Ile, where Irish President Mary Robinson will visit Sunday.Her visit to pay homage to the victims will highlight a campaign to preserve the site held sacred...
Change of Tune Clinton's Brother Polishes His Act
Roger Clinton says he wants for nothing. He's got a record deal and a debut album. He's a newlywed and a new dad. He's got a spring in his stride that he can't contain.At 38, the president's only sibling says he isn't the rabble-rousing rascal he used...
Chavis' Exit Creates Gap
The board of directors of the NAACP decided Saturday evening to oust the Rev. Benjamin Chavis as executive director, officially for committing $332,000 of the organization's money to settle a sexual harassment suit.But his firing was based on much more...
Cities, Police Watching Missouri Case
THIRTEEN TIMES in 1986 and 1987, Kimberly Roth and her father claim, they pleaded unsuccessfully with police in Columbia, Mo., to stop Sonny Stephens from harassing and threatening them. Then it was too late.In April 1987, Stephens broke into a trailer,...
Clinton Intensifies Pressure on Cuba No Money or Planes in; No Refugees Out
President Bill Clinton prohibited Americans on Saturday from sending cash to Cuba and cut off charter flights to the island.Both moves are designed to bring economic and political pressure on Fidel Castro's already shaky Communist government.On Friday,...
Clinton Running Risks with Reversal of Cuba Policy He's Banking on Anti-Immigration Anger Overshadowing Antipathy toward Castro
BILL CLINTON lost his campaign for re-election as governor in 1980 in part because of rioting at Fort Chafee, Ark., by Cuban refugees from the Mariel boatlift.Fourteen years later as president, Clinton is once more confronted with a volatile political...
Clinton's Turnabout on Cubans Risky Public Feelings on Immigration, Castro Collide
Bill Clinton lost his campaign for re-election as governor in 1980 in part because of rioting at Fort Chafee, Ark., by Cuban refugees from the Mariel boatlift.Fourteen years later as president, Clinton is once more confronted with a volatile political...
Complex Cricket Capers Scotland Yard Sleuth Uncovers Foul Play in Athlete's Demise
PLAYING FOR THE ASHES By Elizabeth George 624 pages, Bantam, $21.95</P><P>AS AN American writer, Elizabeth George has invaded the turf of top British mystery novelists P.D. James and Ruth Rendell, with spectacular success. She has...
Counselors Try to Stem Flood of Post-Disaster Family Strife
There's a joke that floats around most natural disaster scenes.Question: What's the dirtiest word you can say?Answer: FEMA. That's the Federal Emergency Management Agency.But what few people realize is that in addition to papering the river valleys with...
Crime Bill Impasse Appears Close to End
House negotiators appeared close Saturday to reaching an agreement on President Bill Clinton's crime bill, with lawmakers optimistic that a $30 billion measure would be approved.In almost nonstop meetings Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Democratic and...
Crime Bill Impasse Appears Close to End
House negotiators appeared close Saturday to reaching an agreement on President Bill Clinton's crime bill, with lawmakers optimistic that a $30 billion measure would be approved.In almost non-stop meetings Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Democratic and...
Day of Decision for Mexican Voters Election May End 65-Year Tenure of Ruling Party
WHEN MEXICANS say Sunday's election will be the most important in the country's history, they may not be exaggerating: The balloting is likely to mark the end of 65 years of absolute power by the governing party.Even if the Institutional Revolutionary...
Different Sensibilities, Clouded Message Japanese Movie Makers Speak in a Voice Unfamiliar to Western Ears
DRAMATIC art, particularly when it involves irony, or plays off a specific historical time and place, sometimes does not translate clearly from one culture to another.That seems to be the case with "Buddies," which opens the five-day Japanese Film Festival...
Diogenes in the Garden
For the uninspired, summer is ice cream season. Others wait for a rarer delicacy.We look forward to real, vine-ripened tomatoes, still warm from the sun. Good tomatoes taste like a hot, lazy day. Like summer days, they are perfect, just as they are.You...
Disguised Israeli Soldiers Accused of Killing Arab
Israeli soldiers disguised as Arabs fatally shot a Palestinian on Saturday in Ramallah, just north of Jerusalem, witnesses said.A Palestinian photographer for the Reuters News Service was among at least eight Arabs wounded in the violence. The photographer,...
Dominican Republic Shares Island - but Little Else - with Haiti
Q. Please give me information as to how I may get in touch with the Dominican Republic's tourism department, or the embassy, for complete information about the nation and sights to see. We would like input as to requirements for entry and a list of...
Do the Right Thing and See How the System Repays You
EVEN IF she weren't saving the state of Missouri a bunch of money, you might think the state would want to do something nice for Carol Thompson.But you'd be wrong.Two years ago, Thompson's life was stable. She had one child and a full-time job, and...
D. Sanders' Priority Is Super Bowl
Free agent Deion Sanders strode to the microphone at the Miami Dolphins' training camp Saturday and wasted no time answering the big question."First I'd like to announce that I've come to terms with, uh . . . the Miami Hooters," said Sanders, flashing...
Eagleton Aiming to Be Great Compromiser II
The symbolism smacks you in the face in the downtown office of Thomas F. Eagleton.A picture on the wall entitled "The Great Compromiser" depicts Kentucky Sen. Henry Clay arguing for the Compromise of 1850. For those who have long forgotten high school...
Early Riser Gets First Crack at Paper (Ironing Not Required)
THE NEWSPAPERS in Miss Manners' household are not ironed before she reads them. Not even by her own dainty little hands.This is not exactly a confession of slovenliness.It is true that ironed newspapers were once considered an essential detail of the...
Egypt's Young Facing Peril in Workplace Children Are Forced to Take Jobs at 7 or 8 to Help Support Families
In this crumbling metropolis where being an adult is difficult, the case of 7-year-old Emad Nagah Madi has the city wondering what is happening to its children.Like millions of Egyptian children, Emad took a job in an auto upholstery shop instead of...
`Esplanade' Plan Abandoned Complications Doomed Richmond Heights Development, Official Says
Plans for the proposed $175 million Esplanade Saint Louis retail development - on Brentwood Boulevard across from The Galleria in Richmond Heights - have been abandoned by both the city and the developer, Hycel Properties Co.The deal went awry because...
Expatriate Americans Embrace Bagel Emporium in Moscow
The bagel has come - forgive the expression - full circle.Created centuries ago in the ghettos of Eastern Europe, borne to America on the tide of Jewish immigration and refined to perfection in steamy New York bakeries, the rotund roll has become the...
Faked Gunshot Still Echoes for Ex-Coach
For 28 years, his life and his work were the same thing. Up until the moment he scared the living daylights out of the very kids he was trying to reach, Dale Christensen was a high school football coach.For 28 years, his seasons and his days had a deliberate,...
Family Matters in Toronto
HERE I AM in one of my favorite cities: lively architecture, fine art and history museums, home to a theater district that trails only London and New York.And the exchange rate! Because of a weak Canadian dollar, my U.S. funds would go such a long, long...
Fewer Tours for the Disabled
`WE ARE AN endangered species," said Barbara Jacobson of Flying Wheels Travel in Owatonna, Minn., a travel agency-tour operator that since 1970 has specialized in travel for wheelchair users.She was among several agency owners interviewed in light of...
Finnish Study Faults Water with Chlorine
A new Finnish study adds to the controversy over chlorinated drinking water, showing that byproducts in that water may slightly increase people's risk of bladder and kidney cancer.U.S. scientists emphasized that any risk was minuscule compared with that...
Florida Pulls Rank on Its State Rivals Gators Overtake Fsu, Miami atop AP Poll; Notre Dame 2 Points Back in Second Spot
The Florida Gators, No. 3 in their own state for the past decade, are now No. 1 in the nation.Long overshadowed by Florida State and Miami, the Gators are the preseason pick as college football's top team in The Associated Press poll.Florida edged Notre...
Former Cardinal Clark Digging into Drag Racing
Jack Clark wore a frightened look Thursday afternoon.Dale Emory, one of the top crew chiefs in drag racing, was fighting for his life. Clark said that Emory, his racing consultant and part-time crew chief, "apparently suffered a massive heart attack"...
Fowl Shots Duck Hunting Due to Improve This Year
Duck hunting in Missouri and Illinois this fall is expected to be better, much better, than the last few years and may be the best in many years.Hunting won't have to be very good to be better than last year in this area. For many local hunters, the...
Funny in Feathers Chicken Mother Hen of All Mascots
Go ahead, snarl at baseball. It's on strike.But be sure to laugh at The Famous Chicken. He may be one of the few humorous touches the game has left.Twenty years after he first showed up at San Diego Padres games dressed in a chicken costume, Ted Giannoulas...
Group Requesting Commission on Men Men's Concerns Unheralded, Says Founder
It's time to establish the nation's first Commission on the Status of Men to deal with the special problems of being a man, activists told the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors."Men's concerns have taken a back seat to women's," said Joe Manthey, who...
GSA Still Spending on Federal Courthouse Work Goes on, before Building Closes
The Depression-era Federal Courthouse downtown is getting a final pick-me-up of renovation money before the government turns out the lights in four years.Groundbreaking for the courthouse's $194 million replacement a block away is scheduled for Monday....
Gun Ban Opponents Slow Down Crime Bill
House negotiators concluded marathon discussions Saturday night on a compromise anti-crime bill but failed to bring the measure to a vote because of deep divisions over an assault weapons ban.Democratic leaders were prepared to convene the House again...
Happy Birthday Dear Maestro
MAESTRO LEONARD Slatkin's 50th birthday! A half-century old, but the prime of life, the golden years for a conductor. And this conductor began almost as a boy wonder.Too important to let pass unobserved, the natal day will be celebrated officially with...
Heblish: Purists Get Hot over `Cool' Hebrew as English Words Invade Language
Moses would hardly recognize Hebrew these days: It's "cool" to be "een." No one wants to be a "loozehr." Even "shalom," the traditional greeting, is being replaced by "hi" and "bye."As the world becomes smaller through cable television, movies and easy...
Herzog: Players Can't Afford to Go Cap in Hand to Owners
Thinking a few innings - or years - ahead as he generally has in his career, Whitey Herzog says the players shouldn't even consider a salary cap because of what is down the financial road in baseball."They haven't even reached the potential on TV,"...
High-Rider Chuck Gurney Wins Bettenhausen 100 for 6th Time
Chuck Gurney owns the mile track at the Illinois State Fairgrounds."I wish we could run all our dirt-track races here," he said.Saturday, Gurney was an easy rider up high on the dirt cushion and had the horsepower to pull away in the straightaways as...
High-Tech TV Is Redefining `Home Rule' Turn on, Tune In: New Technology Ushers in Age of `Teledemocracy'
IT'S 1996, AND a populist presidential candidate has made a political promise that some voters can't refuse: Before any major White House decision, he will allow people across the country to take part in "teledemocracy" to advise him through interactive...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: If you would like some fresh air in your car but do not want a lot of wind turbulence, here is how to do it.Lower both the front window and the rear window on the passenger side of the car an inch or two. You will have great air circulation...
Holtgrieve Wins in Three-Way Playoff Trailing by 4 after 13, He Birdies to Beat Bliss on 3rd Tie-Breaker Hole
"Here it comes," Don Bliss said Saturday as he bent over to stick his tee into the ground on the first hole at Country Club of St. Albans.He was speaking of a squall that blew in and would drench the players in the last round of the 54-hole Metropolitan...
Holy Bull Bears Up, Prevails by a Neck in Travers Stakes
There were doubts Holy Bull could win at 1 1/4 miles.It was said he couldn't handle pressure.Bull!The grey colt handled pressure throughout the 1 1/4 miles Saturday at Saratoga and won the Travers Stakes by holding off Concern by a neck at the wire."He's...
Home Gardens Booming
Wendi Winters, passionate gardener, is growing tomatoes, peppers, beans, sage "and lots more basil this year," she said. And for the first time she has even put in cilantro, "which we know is chic, even though it tastes like soap.""Everyone has a garden...
Hoover Europe Gets Flap over Flight Sales Promotion
Tony Maguire used to be a loyal Hoover customer. No more.The 50-year-old Hornchurch resident was one of a dozen people who recently picketed Curry's superstore in nearby Romford, east of London, urging people not to buy Hoover appliances."They're con...
HOW '93 FLOOD SHAPED LIVES AS WELL AS LAND LEGACIES: A TEST OF DEVOTION, A NEW GRIT, RECURRING ANGST Series: 1993 FLOOD AFTERMATH FIRST OF TWO PARTS
The Flood of '93 is one of those events by which people reckon time.Such events - like the stock market crash in '29, Grandpa and Grandma's marriage, or Mom and Dad's divorce - shape lives.Last summer, the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois rivers reached...
Hulett Gives Sugar Creek Sweet Look
Being a golf professional beats heavy lifting, even when merchandise isn't moving or bad weather wipes out lessons.Brad Hulett knows a little about both.The Mr. Fix It of Gateway PGA pros, Hulett wears a lot of hats as director of golf at the Country...
Improved Training Backs Up Officers and 1989 Law Gives Them Power to Act
WHEN LT. DAVID PUDLOWSKI was a rookie cop 19 years ago, police had to play referee in domestic disputes.Pudlowski, of the St. Louis County police, said officers had little leverage to do anything else - and little support from a judicial system that...
Insulted Buccaneers Embarrass Dolphins in Deion Sweepstakes
The Miami Dolphins brought Deion Sanders to town Saturday to persuade him they're his ticket to the Super Bowl.But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who aren't on the free agent cornerback's wish list, spoiled the Dolphins party with a 29-14 preseason victory...
Irate Witch Turns to Courts, Not Black Magic Woman Protests Loss of Foster Children
If she really were a devil-worshiper, says the witch of Kenton, she would have turned the woman she holds responsible for the loss of her foster children into a frog. But because she is not that kind of witch, she is suing instead.Rita Radcliffe adheres...
Iron Cramps
Most people heading out to the gym or setting up exercise equipment in their home are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. But now researchers say that pumping iron when you are in your 60s, 70s and 80s can be much more beneficial than anyone has ever realized.In...
Irvan Is Critical after Crash NASCAR Star Fights for Life in Michigan
Ernie Irvan, one of the brightest stars in NASCAR's elite Winston Cup series, remained in critical condition and on life support Saturday night after a crash at Michigan International Speedway.Irvan, 35, hit the wall nearly head-on at the exit to turn...
Irvan Is Critical after Crash NASCAR Star Fights for Life in Michigan
Ernie Irvan, one of the brightest stars in NASCAR's elite Winston Cup series, was in critical condition and on life support Saturday after a crash at Michigan International Speedway.Irvan, 35, hit the wall nearly head-on at the exit to turn two on the...
It's Getting Crowded at Guantanamo Bay
Move over, Haitians. The Cubans are coming.In an abrupt about-face, the Clinton administration has decided to detain Cubans picked up at sea by the Coast Guard at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay - in Cuba - where Haitian refugees are currently...
Japanese Schindler, Battalion Honored Holocaust Survivors Laud Dachau Rescuers
In the woods near Munich, Germany, almost 50 years ago, 17-year-old Solly Ganor lay on the ground, his body collapsing like a folding chair of flesh and bone. It was the first rest he'd had in five days of marching from the Dachau concentration camp.But...
Just One More Goal Remains for New Vikings QB Moon
The line to talk to Warren Moon forms at noon every day. Sometimes, the new quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings spends more than an hour fulfilling requests for his time or signature. He went to an orphanage in Japan when the Vikings played the Kansas...
Lamping Mum on Maxvill and Torre
New Cardinals President Mark Lamping made a point Friday of saying he had not decided whether to extend the contracts of manager Joe Torre and general manager Dal Maxvill through the 1996 season, as predecessor Stuart Meyer had intended.But, was there...
Lamping Mum on Maxvill, Torre
New Cardinals president Mark Lamping made a point Friday of saying he had not decided whether to extend the contracts of manager Joe Torre and general manager Dal Maxvill through the 1996 season, as predecessor Stuart Meyer had intended.But, was there...
`Life' Goes on - after Delays of More Than a Year
IF QUALITY were all that counted, "My So-Called Life" would be an immediate hit. But on television, different frequently spells trouble, and the series ran into some even before it reached the air.Executive producers Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz...
Linebacker Gets Reprieve from Leukemia
The fuzz is sprouting again atop Tyronee Bussey's sweet, round, 18-year-old face. He rubs his head and grins, as he somehow manages to do almost constantly when he addresses the ramifications of the leukemia he was diagnosed with in March."I was brushing...
Log Cabin Redux
WHAT'S NEW in the field of home furnishings often turns out not to be very new after all. Many current interpretations of the modern look, for example, are based on art deco styles, which were all the rage more than half a century ago.There's also the...
Lost and Found Meet at State Fair
Even if they do not win a stuffed animal, state Treasurer Bob Holden wants visitors to the Missouri State Fair to take home something of value: their own unclaimed property.Holden's office took over the Unclaimed Property Section last year.For the first...
Luck of the Draw: Bonnie Raitt Comes Up a Big Winner
TO LOOK at the life of guitarist/singer Bonnie Raitt from a distance, it's easy to think she has it made.She's on a professional winning streak that has produced three straight multi-million-selling records, seven Grammy awards and a truckload of praise...
`Maximum R&b' from the Who
PBS takes a look back at the career of the Who, one of the most influential bands in the history of popular music, in a one-hour special, "The Who: 30 Years of Maximum R&B," airing at 7 p.m. Monday on Channel 9 as part of the August pledge drive.In an...
Meramec a Tale of Two Rivers
Mention the Meramec, and many St. Louisans think of a river besieged with a century's worth of man-made problems dilapidated clubhouses, contaminated fish, rubble-strewn banks, sewage and industrial pollution.Terry Whaley sees a different picture, a...
Milk Glass Attracts Collectors - and High Prices
MILK GLASS was very popular just after the Civil War, and hundreds of different pieces were made. Perhaps the most popular with collectors are figural covered dishes. These dishes pictured dogs, rabbits, deer, cats, lions, elephants, horses, camels,...
Minor's Death Raises Questions about Drinking on Cruise Ships
EARLY on July 22 the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's ship Majesty of the Seas made its way from Jamaica to the Bahamas, sailing as usual under Norwegian registry. On an upper deck, a small group of young people gathered and got to drinking. One of those...
Missouri Backs Get Plenty of Pass Work in Scrimmage
When the University of Missouri hired Larry Smith as football coach, fans were promised an emphasis on a hard hitting running game. But in the training camp wrap-up scrimmage Saturday at Wentworth Military Academy, the passing game took center stage.Senior...
Missouri Girl's Fame Waned as Bills Waxed Family Now Owes $20,000 in Medical Bills
Jennifer Lucas, who briefly fell into the spotlight after writing a letter about health care to President Bill Clinton, still is fighting a system that will not help with her mounting medical bills.The letter from the 8-year-old girl said, in part: "I...
Money and State Senators
If a democratic goal is to enfranchise, educate and mobilize the electorate, current campaign financing in Missouri is a systematic, institutionalized roadblock to that goal. Is the "reform" bill that was passed on the last day of the Missouri legislative...
More Churches Here Are Paving Way for Disabled Congregations Following Moral, Not Legal, Mandate
Lee Bryant pulled her white Dodge van into one of the handicapped parking spaces a few steps from the rear of the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood.Bryant, a housewife and mother of two young children, swung herself from the driver's seat and special...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
With major-league baseball just a fading memory, about 10,000 fans flooded little Hayward, Wis., for the Lumberjack World Championships."I'm a big hockey fan and love going to Hawks games, but this is different," fan ANTON HARJUNG of Island Lake, Ill.,...
Mr. Language Person: You're Best Source for Grammar
IT'S TIME NOW for Mister Language Person, the expert who answers frequently asked questions about grammar and syntax despite having no idea what "syntax" means.Today's first frequently asked question comes from Mick Philip of Raleigh, N.C., who writes:"I...
Musical Eruption Assured Labor Day Weekend Ushers in Live Acts
Labor Day weekend may signal the end of summer to some, but in terms of live music coming to the St. Louis area, it marks a great beginning to what is shaping up to be a memorable month.It kicks off with the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival, highlighted...