St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 22, 1994

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10 City Aldermen Request Meeting on Police Patrols
Ten aldermen from wards mostly south of U.S. Highway 40 have demanded a meeting with police officials to review allocation of police patrols.The aldermen, from wards in the 1st and 2nd police districts, wrote to Lt. Col. Charles McCrary, deputy chief,...
4-3 Vote Puts off Tax Hike for This Election
While the Mehlville School District is likely to seek a tax increase this school year, it won't be in November.At a meeting Monday, the School Board decided against seeking a tax increase in the Nov. 8 election. The deadline for placing issues on the...
Action, Prayer Get Results
Dear Percy Ross: Just the other Sunday, we all prayed that you would hear God's plea to help out Brother Thomas. He's been saving a lot of souls lately, and his vehicle shows it. The tires are bald, and the brakes are down to the floor. We're a small...
Agreement Gives Peace a Chance
Two men to whom I've looked for guidance on Haiti - Randall Robinson and Walter Fauntroy - are in irreconcilable disagreement over the wisdom of the course the United States is now embarked upon.Fauntroy finds President Bill Clinton's decision to negotiate...
Ape-Man Fossils Found in Africa Discovery Shows That Humans Are Related to Chimpanzees
Alerted by the glint of a single fossil tooth in the desert sand, scientists found remains of a chimp-size creature that is the earliest known link in the chain connecting humans with the ancestors of apes.The ape-man roamed woodlands about 4.4 million...
Aristide's Police Chief Worries Rights Group U.S. Is Hoping to Make Force Nonpartisan
WHEN HAITIAN police got into an argument with a car full of youths in 1991, officers fatally shot the driver and took four other students into custody. The next day, the youths' bullet-ridden bodies turned up in the Port-au-Prince morgue.After the victims'...
Aristide Thanks U.S. for Action
Exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide thanked the United States on Wednesday for acting to restore democracy in Haiti, healing a rift with the White House and winning assurances that U.S. troops will help quash police beatings of his supporters."President...
Big Sky Cafe: Providing a Vista in Creative Dinning
ONLY the outer boundaries of imagination - or maybe of taste - limit the possibilities when a person names a country home or a sailboat.Flights of fancy, tributes, dreams of the future, memories of the past all come into play, and a stroll past a Lake...
Bill on Surveillance Cameras Postponed; Board Opinion Split
O'Fallon aldermen disagree whether a bill requiring convenience stores to run surveillance cameras at all hours protects employees or targets certain stores with extra governmental regulations.The disagreement led the board to postpone action Tuesday...
Board Considers New 911 System
The Maryland Heights Fire Protection District is considering joining Central County Emergency 911 and leaving North Central County Fire Alarm.The two nonprofit dispatching agencies along with South County Alarm provide much of the fire and ambulance...
Board Reaffirms Its Opposition to Hancock II Issue
Citing the potential devastating loss of income to the district, the Kirkwood School Board has reaffirmed its opposition to the Hancock II amendment to the Missouri Constitution.The board voted 6-1 to oppose the amendment that goes before Missouri voters...
Books on Tape
"THE PARDON" A novel by James Grippando (3 hours, abridged, Harper Audio, $17)</P><P>It's no secret that the legal profession is currently the butt of a lot of sick jokes. The reason is simple: Lawyers frequently appear determined...
Briefs
Nation U.S. HOUSE No Business Loans For Support Deadbeats</P><P>The House took a step Wednesday against parents who fail to pay child support, voting to prevent them from obtaining Small Business Administration loans.</P><P>Several...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. GEORGE Board Eases Spraying Restrictions</P><P>St. George loosened its restriction Wednesday for residents who want to use pesticides and lawn-care chemicals. Officials trimmed - to one day - the amount of time residents...
Briefs
ILLINOIS EDWARDSVILLE Judge Gives Sims Right To Copy Lawyer's Files</P><P>Paula Sims won a small victory in Edwardsville on Wednesday when Circuit Judge John DeLaurenti ordered her ex-lawyer to permit photocopying - at court expense...
Builders Offer $50 Million Housing Plan
Cotton Building Co. and Edwin Reller Jr. want to build 312 single-family houses and 180 multi-family houses on almost 80 acres near Highways 100 and 109. Developers say the project would be worth about $50 million.John King, the attorney representing...
Building Called OK Here despite Rates
Rising interest rates are likely to slow house building nationally, but builders say the market remains upbeat in the St. Louis area.The proof will lie in the next three months, said Richards Bruno, president of the Home Builders Association of Greater...
Cats and Rabbits: Only in Fantasyland
Dear Abby: In a previous column, you stated that according to veterinarian Dr. Erwin David of Studio City, Calif., it is not possible for a cat to impregnate a rabbit.Enclosed you will find a picture of a "cabbit," the name given to the offspring of...
Chancellor Hopes to Boost Housing Umsl Wants to Build Dormitory for 450
If Chancellor Blanche M. Touhill has her way, about 600 University of Missouri at St. Louis students will be living on the campus next fall. That would be nearly four times the 160 students the campus houses now.Touhill wants to contract with a private...
City a Star for Small Businesses
St. Louis ranks eighth among the 29 biggest U.S. metro areas as a place to start a small business.So says Entrepreneur magazine, which heaped praise on five other Missouri and Illinois cities as well.The magazine hired Dunn & Bradstreet, a company that...
City Parents' Grim View of the Schools
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice: We cannot have both. - Abraham Flexner U.S....
Cleanup of Lead in Granite City to Resume Soil Removal Will Proceed at 17 More Homes for Now
Seventeen more homeowners in Granite City will have lead-contaminated soil removed from their yards, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will complete restoration of the yards at 12 other homes where the soil already was removed.These terms...
Clinton Moves to End Cold War-Era Trade Curb on Russia
President Bill Clinton cleared the way Wednesday for Russia to ship its products to the United States without being saddled with Cold War-era high duties.He told Congress in a letter that Russia's record on Jewish and Christian emigration called for...
Council Changes Rules for Signs despite Protests
After a moratorium of almost 90 days on issuing sign permits, the Ferguson City Council has adopted a new sign ordinance - one that displeases several billboard companies and property owners.The council adopted the moratorium on June 28 so the city could...
Court Candidate Is Supporter of Judges' Diversity Nominee Does Not Want Justice to Come from an Exclusive `Club'
Appointing more women to the federal bench would help increase public confidence in the fairness of the justice system, U.S. Magistrate Catherine D. Perry told a Senate committee Wednesday.President Bill Clinton has nominated Perry to the U.S. District...
Court `Ears' Anger Attorneys System to Aid Hearing-Impaired Can Pick Up Lawyer-Client Talks
A new system to help the hearing-impaired listen to court proceedings in Madison County got its first test Wednesday as two defense attorneys in a multiple-murder case complained that it picked up private conferences with their clients.Defense lawyers...
Defiant Moriarty Will Stage Rally at Capitol Today
Missouri Secretary of State Judith K. Moriarty will rally her supporters on the Capitol steps today, an hour before legislators begin impeachment proceedings against her.Judging from a letter Moriarty sent to supporters on Monday, she has no intention...
Despite Concerns, Nuisance Ban Ok'd
The Bel-Nor Board of Trustees has approved a bill barring public nuisances despite some misgivings that the legislation may be a nuisance.Village Attorney Kevin O'Keefe characterized the ordinance as "antiquated but comprehensive" and a "catch-all" for...
Dillard's Faulted on Card Charges
Dillard Department Stores Inc. is violating federal law by making it unreasonably difficult for credit card holders to purge unauthorized charges, the government says.The Federal Trade Commission alleged Wednesday that the department store chain employs...
Dishonorable Past Tarnishes Record of a Political Opportunist
In the end, it is a question of character. For nearly a half-century, Francois Mitterrand has constructed a political career founded on personal ambition and dominated by his sense of rivalry with Charles de Gaulle.Mitterrand is nearing the end of his...
DNA Expert Rejects Big-Case Spotlight: `I Don't Have a Price'
Dr. Henry C. Lee could have appeared on morning news programs and tabloid shows on all of the networks. He has been offered handfuls of money for the rights to his life story.After all, as the expert on DNA, blood and hair evidence for O.J. Simpson's...
Economic Problems Shadow Haiti
Haiti's economy is about to get a transfusion of cash.International bankers and aid officials plan to pump more than $550 million into the nation's economy this year, hiring the 7 million Haitians - most of whom are unemployed - to clean storm drains,...
Ex-Hazelwood E. Passer Engineers Miners' Attack
Jason Politte had a gangly build and a menacing goatee that made him look precocious next to his Hazelwood East High classmates.At 19, Politte looks even more mature - as the starting quarterback for the University of Missouri-Rolla.He has guided the...
Fans Don't Blame Maxvill, but They Say He Had to Go
Some fans are unsure how many of the Cardinals' ills should be blamed on former general manager Dal Maxvill. But, for the most part, they think any doctoring with the ballclub had to include removing him from the job.Those fans interviewed Wednesday,...
Fashion Ties One on for a Good Cause
THEY'RE COLORFUL, they're gaudy, but best of all, they're terribly hip.They're the neckties in the newest collection from Stonehenge Ltd. The ties are designed with the psychedelic colors and kaleidoscope images of molecules from 10 popular cocktails.The...
Fast-Food Wedding Mates Beef, Shrimp
He wants seafood. She wants beef. The latest fast-food industry marriage could give them another way to stay together at mealtime.The owner of Arby's roast beef restaurants said Wednesday it agreed to pay $525 million in cash for Long John Silver's Restaurants...
Fine Friend Woman Spends Her Time in Caring for Eagles, Owls, Other Wild Animals
EVERY DAY Beverly Shofstall drives to and from work, she's on the lookout for a meal to take home to her "patients," the bald eagles and owls she nurses to health in her yard."I do pick up fresh road kill when I can find it, rabbits and squirrels primarily,"...
Flight on Concorde a Gift to Remember
IT MUST BE THURSDAY! Arthur E. Kruse, 97, who spent half a century as a salesman with Lammert Furniture, has plunked down $25,000 for four tickets aboard the maiden Concorde flight from Lambert Field to London. It takes off at 7 a.m. Sunday (the money...
`Forrest Gump:' So Simple Some People Just Don't Get It
`SOME PEOPLE!" That's what a neighbor used to say whenever she heard an outlandish opinion or witnessed some inappropriate behavior.There was, of course, a silent but clearly understood "hmph" preceding the some and always, always a slow shake of the...
From a (Acura) to V (Volvo): What's New for '95
The 1995 model year is shaping up as Year of the Compact Car for Detroit's automakers.General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. are arming themselves with new compacts to take advantage of a weak U.S. dollar that's forcing Japanese carmakers...
Gephardt Blasts Pro-Gun Foe
Missouri Political Correspondent House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-south St. Louis County, has accused his Republican opponent, Gary Gill, of accepting an illegal corporate campaign contribution from a gun dealer in Catawissa, Mo.Gill, a lawyer...
Half of Board Backing Road Plan Opponents
Four of Ballwin's eight aldermen appear to be siding with a residents' group opposed to the realignment of Ries and Kehrs Mill roads.The Ries Road/Kehrs Mill Coalition has about 500 members, said Greg Greer of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue. Greer...
Harder Than Hollywood White House Life Wasn't All Glamour, Nancy Reagan Says
Nancy Reagan says the greatest misconception that the public had of her and her life in the White House was thinking it was a lot easier than it was."I think they thought the White House was so glamorous and . . . your life was so glamorous, and all...
Hawks Flying High Again; Sumner Goes to Jeff City
Large photographs and shiny trophies adorn the Hazelwood Central High fieldhouse.These are reminders of yesterday, and yesterday's is gone. Has been for some time.Lee Johnson. Mario Johnson. Jim Russo. Michael Scott. Tony VanZant. It's been a long time...
Herzog Still Has an Open Mouth If Cards Are Interested in Him
No, Whitey Herzog hasn't been interviewed about a job opening with the Cardinals. Yes, he would like to be."I would want to talk to them," said Herzog, 62, their former manager and general manager. "If they were interested in talking to me, I'd sit down...
Holding a Grudge against Baby Grunge
GRUNGEWEAR HAS FILTERED down to preschoolers. Old-sofa patterns, dull colors, dresses of thermal underwear material - it's there, ready to make your darling child look more unattractive than you thought possible."The grunge look is the hot thing," said...
Hospital Fights Nurses' Effort to Join Union Depaul Cites Teamsters' Image; Workers Say Patients Are Losers
Last month, nurses and other employees at DePaul Health Center watched a videotape urging them to reject the Teamsters union.The camera focused on a gray-haired man in a Los Angeles hospital bed. His face was puffy. He said he had been beaten unconscious...
Improve the World: Guide a Tour at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Gardeners are good for the world -- at least we gardeners like to think so. One of the ways we can make a positive impact is by helping children acquire a love of nature and growing things.Many do this in a personal way with children and grandchildren....
Jackson Case Stays Open for 5 Years but Singer Is Facing No Charges for Now
The child molestation case against Michael Jackson will hang over his head for five more years, authorities announced Wednesday.They said Jackson won't be charged for now, because the 14-year-old boy who accused the superstar of sexually molesting him...
Joffrey Rocks out and Bucks Roll in the New Season
DANCE CRITICS commonly say that no major ballet choreographers have emerged since Balanchine, and they are probably right. The criticism sometimes seems unfair, though, given the current economic and artistic climate. Ballet is in a period of transition...
John `Babe' Murphy Sr.; Former CBC Coach
John A. "Babe" Murphy Sr. of Manchester, a track star in high school and college and a football coach at Christian Brothers College during the 1950s, died Wednesday (Sept. 21, 1994) of complications of lung cancer. He was 72.Mr. Murphy died at Mari de...
Lamping's First Big Decision Right on Mark
Mark Lamping looked a little nervous, which maybe explains why he was surrounded by more public-relations attaches than the president of the United States. I mean, the delegation to Haiti wasn't this large, and the occasion at 250 Stadium Plaza was a...
Leak Sparks Hospital Evacuation
A malfunctioning sterilizer allowed a small amount of poisonous gas to escape Wednesday onto the patient floors of St. Joseph's Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.No patients were injured. Three hospital employees suffered nausea and had trouble breathing....
Lofty Theories Fail to Prevent Crime
W.C. Fields once said: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again - and then give up. Don't be a damn fool about it."For more than 30 years now, liberal theories about crime have been tried out all across this country, in institutions ranging from...
Long List for New GM Maxvill Firing Ignites Wide Search by Cards
As he announced Dal Maxvill's firing on Wednesday, new Cardinals President Mark Lamping said no one would be eliminated as a candidate for the job.He also refused to speculate on potential successors and said no one had been contacted before Wednesday's...
Low Cost for Playing Adds to Game's Popularity
UNLIKE MANY other sports, dart playing is basically accouterment-free. No balls, shoes, helmets, goggles, sticks or fancy gyms are needed. A set of darts, a dartboard and a well-lit playing area are about all it takes.Most of the cost of the game will...
Makeup Salesman Brings Blush
A WOMAN never knows when she's going to get a test of her makeup.Kathy, a St. Louis woman, was in Washington on business. She thought she'd make a simple stop to buy some foundation.But nothing is simple.The Washington department store looked just like...
Maxvill Accepts Fate `like a Good Soldier'
Charles Dallan Maxvill has just completed his 26th season in the Cardinals organization.With that amount of Cardinals blood flowing through his veins, Maxvill found it hard to say anything impertinent, unflattering or derogatory Wednesday about his dismissal...
Maxvill out on Lamping's `Gut Call' New Cardinals President Fires General Manager
In the final analysis, it was a "gut call" that moved Cardinals president Mark Lamping to dismiss Dal Maxvill as general manager of the club.In making the announcement Wednesday at Busch Stadium, Lamping said he consulted with others "both inside and...
Meeting Mixes Death with Humor, Facts Experts on Murder Gather in Collinsville
The laughter rolling out of the conference room in Collinsville suggested that the 160 people inside were listening to a lighthearted sales report or a polished motivational speaker.But the slides on the screen behind the entertaining man making the...
`Mental Defect' Plea Upsets Victim's Family Decision Was Judge's Only Option Ethically, Legally, He Maintains
The family of a Warren County woman who was stabbed to death is outraged by a judge's decision to accept a plea from her husband of not guilty by reason of mental defect.Warren County Prosecutor Michael Wright had a body, a murder weapon and two witnesses...
Missionaries Started Work in 1952 Living in Cemetery
The Mill Hill Fathers -- formally known as St. Joseph's Foreign Missionary Society - started their religious life here modestly in 1952 in a caretaker's house in St. Peters and Paul's Cemetery in south St. Louis.Nearby residents were dismayed when they...
Mohair and Angora Pile Up for Fall
THIS FALL anticipate an attack of the warm and fuzzies. From Paris to New York, designers panted for mohair, and they used it for everything from coats to eveningwear.Angora, another favorite nose-tickler, even showed up as panties and bra.Calvin Klein's...
Morning Briefing
Jordan Stays On Wheaties' Roster</P><P>Michael Jordan doesn't have to think twice about what he'll have for breakfast - he's just signed a new deal with General Mills Inc. that will keep his picture on boxes of Wheaties.</P><P>Jordan,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
After ruminating on the Sports Illustrated list of the 40 people deemed to have influenced sports the most in the last four decades, cynical Charlotte (N.C.) Observer writer TOM SORENSEN came up with a list of the 40 least-influential figures. Among...
No More Time for Judith Moriarty
Judith Moriarty still doesn't get it. The discredited Missouri secretary of state, whom a jury convicted of the misdemeanor of improperly filing her son as a candidate for public office, refuses to accept that she has lost her mandate to serve the people...
Not Funny: NBC Ruining Perfectly Good Thursday
NBC HAS DONE IT -- messed up Thursday nights.Last season, one of TV's small pleasures was to settle in for "Mad About You," "Wings," "Seinfeld" and "Frasier," followed by "L.A. Law." All NBC had to do was find a strong new drama to replace "L.A. Law,"...
No TV Cameras in Federal Courts, Panel Decides
After a small-scale, three-year experiment, a judicial panel has decided to keep TV cameras out of federal courtrooms.The vote by the policy-making Judicial Conference of the United States was a severe setback to years of news media efforts to open federal...
Nutrient Deficiency Can't Cause Tooth Grinding
Dear Dr. Donohue: I've noticed my husband grinding his teeth while sleeping. I have mentioned it to him, and he says he has no memory of doing it. He does complain about his jaw aching a bit, but other than that he doesn't seem to be affected. It seems...
Obituaries
Leta Mae Moore</P><P>Leta Mae Moore, 50, of O'Fallon, died Tuesday (Sept. 20, 1994) at Barnes St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters after a brief illness.</P><P>Mrs. Moore was a homemaker.</P><P>A funeral service will...
Official Disagree on Dockside Gambling
St. Charles city officials have mixed feelings about the state's decision Tuesday to allow Riverfront Station to establish dockside gaming aboard its entertainment barge.At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Mayor Grace M. Nichols hailed the Missouri...
Official Fired over 2 Car Crashes Lanny Darr Loses Post as Head of Emergency Management Agency
The Madison County board voted Wednesday to fire Lanny Darr for wrecking two county vehicles in the last year.Darr, the coordinator of the county emergency management agency, tried to avert the firing Wednesday with a letter from his attorney asking...
Officials Question Gambling Measure Placed on Ballot
Kimmswick Mayor Martha Patterson says the question of whether gambling is allowed in Kimmswick will be on the Nov 8. ballot.But county election officials are questioning whether Kimmswick officials properly submitted certification of the ballot issues.The...
O.J. Simpson Judge Upholds Searches Police Had `Probable Cause,' He Rules
Superior Court Judge Lance Ito ruled Wednesday that police had probable cause to search O.J. Simpson's house and grounds.He upheld the probable cause, even though the warrants issued contained a number of inaccuracies, he said, and officers showed reckless...
Oklahomans Felt Synar Leaned Too Far to the Left `He's Just Lost Touch,' Says One-Time Backer
THERE WERE SIGNS that Rep. Mike Synar was in trouble - signs like "Control Synar, Not Guns" that made it clear the Democratic congressman had become too liberal for the voters in his rural district.So they called him home.In one of the biggest upsets...
Old Busch Mansion Awaits New Fate
When the Mill Hill Fathers leave their regional headquarters here at year's end, the fate of their 81-year-old landmark estate will hang on the whim of a future buyer of a subdivision lot.Genesee Corp., a subsidiary of Voss Properties, plans to carve...
Old Failings Have Become Carter's Virtues Former President Has Approval Rating Clinton Would Love
IT MAY BE too late for former President Jimmy Carter to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. But if he keeps up the pace, he could be penciling in a trip to Oslo, Norway, next year.For the second time in three months, he has used his extraordinary...
Ozzie: Change Was Needed; He'll Shed No Tears
Veteran shortstop Ozzie Smith was one of the few Cardinals players Mark Lamping asked several weeks ago to make recommendations for the future.Smith never said, "Fire Dal Maxvill," but he made it clear that Lamping should make some kind of move."I told...
Paving Law Flawed, Some Officials Agree
St. Louis is forcing hundreds of homeowners to pave their rock driveways and parking pads. And that has led some aldermen to think that the city's paving ordinance - not the driveways - needs work.Alderman Martie Aboussie, D-9th Ward, called the ordinance...
People
Here's a look at glamorous SOPHIA LOREN's 60th birthday Tuesday:Up and at 'em at 6 a.m. to face her regular diet of six newspapers and a midmorning round of pizza and prosciutto.A festive lunch-time feast of pasta, champagne and cake.And gifts. Oh, the...
Points & Procedures There's More to Dart Playing Than Meets the (Bull's) Eye
You have to play darts to get the point.A spectator sport it is not.Even watching the area's best - guys like George Arnold, Paul Parker, Jack Bruns and Matt Cullen - is about as exciting as watching the head on a mug of beer dissolve.There are only...
Police Board Must Redefine Affirmative Action
The St. Louis Police Board has reached accord with a group of white officers who had accused the board of reverse bias in police promotions. This case caused the board to jettison its old voluntary affirmative action plan, but there are good reasons...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: FATAL ACCIDENTSEarth City: Thomas Lavin, 33, of St. Charles, was killed Wednesday...
Portable Toilet Makes Coal Mining Easier
Two Southern Illinois brothers have an idea that could make some parts of the day easier for coal miners.Now Ed and George Flanigan need the attention of the coal industry."I've contacted every coal mine in the United States," said George Flanigan, one-half...
Protests Prompt Denial of Bar's Liquor License
Fenton officials have decided not to renew the liquor license for the Wharf Lounge because of complaints from other businesses and residents.The nightclub's license will end at noon Friday.According to police, during a one-year period, 53 percent of...
Quinn Throws Cold Water on Hull-for-Messier Talk
Blues President Jack Quinn didn't even wait for the question.He answered his phone Wednesday afternoon and instead of saying, "Hello,' he launched into a denial of the latest Brett Hull rumor.The New York Times suggested Wednesday that the Blues would...
Recordings
"UNIVERSAL MOTHER"Sinead O'Connor (Chrysalis)When Sinead O'Connor released her last album of original material, 1990's "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got," her breathy tirades and tear-stained broadsides had such a harrowing combination of anger and pathos...
Reflections on a Glittering Career
MIRRORS IN Jack Brandt's apartment reflect marble floors and ivory sculpture, a matador's beaded jacket and a sunken marble tub, gold-framed paintings and sequined Thai headdresses, malachite vases and French antiques.Mirrors reflect the world, the travels,...
Reflection St. Louisan Offers Help as `Baseball' Mirrors Society
"I think there's only three things America will be known for 2,000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music and baseball."- Gerald Early, English professor at Washington University and consultant on Ken Burns' acclaimed...
Residents Seek Help against Rampant Youths
Angry residents appealed to the Vinita Park Board of Aldermen Monday night to "do something" about large groups of unsupervised youths who have been harassing residents, playing loud music and vandalizing property.Resident Joe Weeks said a group of 30...
Rethink Idea to Thin Street for Fatter Sidewalks, Engineer Urges
A traffic engineering consultant has advised Clayton officials to consider scaling back plans to eliminate a traffic lane and widen the sidewalks on Forsyth Boulevard in the central business district.The Board of Aldermen heard a report recently from...
Return of the Logos
THEY'RE BACK - in front.Whether the product of hip downtown designers, more traditional mass merchandisers or companies with an upscale image, there's a resurgence of interest in logos across the board - or across the chest.Some observers credit the...
Romance: Authors to Discuss Novels at Fair
There's more to writing a romance novel than placing an adventurous virgin heroine in the arms of a handsome and virtuous hunk.There's promotion, for example. Until they're well-established and even then, romance writers spend as much time on the bookstore...
Romantic Trip Is Not What This Husband Wants
Dear Ann Landers: I have an unusual problem that I hope you can help me with. My wife and I are going on what all of our friends are calling our second honeymoon. It will be our 25th wedding anniversary, and we are going first class all the way, which...
Sarjeant Gives the Blues Another Great Catch in Net
Blues executive vice president Ron Caron paid goalie Geoff Sarjeant the greatest compliment Wednesday night.After the Blues' 3-3 preseason tie with the Buffalo Sabres at the London Ice House, Caron grasped Sarjeant's right hand, shook it and said, "Super...
Schools That Help from Birth to Death
During his successful campaign for mayor, Freeman Bosley Jr. liked to paint a comprehensive picture of how various public services - police, health, employment, education - could work together to help St. Louisans. Monday's introduction of the plan for...
`Scottish Play' Offers Depth, Special Appeal
"The Scottish Play" is a real find for the City Players. The play by Graham Holliday is a work of substance with a special appeal for anyone who has worked in community theater.The play takes its name from an old theatrical superstition. In deference...
Seized by Mania for Spring Tulips? Order Bulbs Now
I didn't plant tulips last fall. Don't know why. Midlife crisis, maybe. Or was it Rollerblading?Whatever. Big or small, a gardener's mood can do more damage than drought or hurricane.Witness: Last spring rolled into the farm in Maryland, and the Darwin...
Some Vegetables, Flowers like Fall's Cooler Days, Crisp Nights
A surprising number of vegetables and flowers flourish in cooler weather. The trick to success is being positive of the average date for your area's first after-summer frost, then counting backward to determine what and when to plant.This works whether...
Sports Shorts
Chiefs File Grievance Over Casillas Money</P><P>The Kansas City Chiefs have signed a grievance seeking reimbursement of money they spent to sign defensive tackle Tony Casillas, who was released after he didn't report to training camp.</P><P>The...