St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 28, 1994

8–R R–Y
8+4 = Big Difference Eyes of Expansion into Texas Are upon Conference
Before University of Missouri football coach Larry Smith even has coached a day, his task to resuscitate the hacking program has taken on a potentially dramatic change.Uh, Larry, we know we signed you to coach in the Big Eight Conference. But, ahem,...
A Courthouse Trip Down Memory Lane
LET'S REVISIT the criminal-justice system by updating some columns.First, we've got Bobby Lee Griffin, the man who missed the '60s, the '70s and the '80s. He originally went to prison in 1958, and while in prison, he was convicted of killing a fellow...
After 40 Years, Patty Duke Can't Leave Show Business
WHILE SOME little girls grow up with jump ropes and Barbie dolls and "The Little Mermaid," actress Patty Duke grew up with grips and makeup calls and cameras that stole her soul.The person who has survived both adulation and neglect is starring in a...
All's Normal: Salukis Finish Regular Season with 20 Wins
Another basketball season. Another 20 victories. It's becoming old hat for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.The Salukis concluded their regular season on a high note Sunday, defeating Illinois State 84-73 before a season-high crowd of 9,878 at...
Appetizer Takes to the Slopes
ONE OF MY cooking students called with a request several days ago. Her family and some friends were planning to go cross-country skiing over the weekend, and she was searching for a hearty appetizer to serve after the expedition. She wanted something...
Arbitration Helps Resolve Disputes
In its first three days, St. Clair County's new Alternative Dispute Resolution Center used arbitration last week to dispose of 16 civil disputes, each involving up to $15,000."You try a case in 15 minutes that would otherwise be a full day minimum before...
Area below Par on Some Benefits, Better on Others
Parents who work at Ralston Purina Co. can eat lunch with their children at the company's day-care center, across the street from the company's office tower at Checkerboard Square.But more than 150 families at McDonnell Douglas Corp. can't do that anymore....
Atrek's Dances Exhibit Growth, Depth, Novelty
Angela Culbertson's dance company has grown in both name and numbers since its founding four years ago. What began as simply Atrek is now Atrek Contemporary Dance Theatre, and the original duo - Culbertson and partner Terry Pexton - has expanded to six...
A Will Ensures That Heirs Get the Most out of Your Estate
When it comes to passing your hard-earned wealth to your children, you have a choice: Dictate the terms yourself, or ystate legislators will do it for you.Americans who came of age during the World War II era have amassed a collective personal net worth...
Bad Breath Is Affecting Young Teen-Ager's Lifestyle
Q: I am a young teen with halitosis (bad breath). It started three months ago and still persists. I know this is a reality and not a figment of my imagination. I have found out through many sources that it exists.My bad breath has affected me in various...
Beach, Hedgerows Change, but Normandy Endures
Q: What do you do when the history books say one thing but your own eyes tell you another?A: Keep reading. If you're lucky, you'll run across a historian like Stephen Ambrose.I wish I'd had Ambrose with me last fall, when I traveled to Normandy for research...
Behind the Smiles, a Sense of Loss
ADOLESCENCE isn't all fun and games.When we adults see teen-agers goofing off at the mall or jumping around in a car to the latest beat, we often think they don't have anything to worry about. It's one carefree, fun-filled adventure after another.Recently...
Benes to Continue Workouts after Tests
San Diego pitcher Andy Benes had his right knee examined by a team physician Sunday, and indications are that the swelling in the joint won't affect his spring workout schedule in Peoria, Ariz.Benes said he's feeling no pain, but the Padres' training...
Bills to Pass, Bills to Reject
As the Missouri General Assembly nears the midway point of its 1994 session, several bills deserve close attention. A bill that would close parts of public records and increase costs for making them available is pending in the House. It has been amended...
Bitterness Marks Trial Aftermath in Koresh Case
Two followers of doomsday prophet David Koresh tasted freedom this weekend for the first time in months, while nine of their fellow cult members awaited deportation or prison sentences."I'm glad to be out," said Clive Doyle, one of four Branch Davidians...
Board Oks Street Closing to Aid Building of Center
Clayton aldermen have tentatively agreed to close one section of Carondolet Avenue permanently and another temporarily to accommodate construction of a new St. Louis County criminal justice center.In a non-binding vote Tuesday night, the Board of Aldermen...
Bomb Kills 9 in Church in Lebanon Second Device Is Found in Organ and Defused
A bomb exploded in a packed Maronite Catholic church Sunday, killing nine worshipers and wounding at least 60 as they lined up before the altar to receive Communion, police and witnesses said.The carnage at Notre Dame De La Delivrance could have been...
Break Bread: Personal Touch Called Key to Harmony
Prejudice can be overcome through personal contact, Circuit Judge Milton S. Wharton said last week in a keynote speech at the 29th annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Belleville.Wharton, who is black and from East St. Louis, noted that relations between...
Briefs
WorldALGERIAExtremist Leader, Nine Others KilledThe leader of a violent Muslim extremist group who was Algeria's most-wanted fugitive has been killed in a shootout, security forces announced Sunday.Mourad Si Ahmed, head of the Armed Islamic Group, and...
Briefs
WorldALGERIAExtremist Leader, Nine Others KilledThe leader of a violent Muslim extremist group who was Algeria's most-wanted fugitive has been killed in a shootout, security forces announced Sunday.Mourad Si Ahmed, head of the Armed Islamic Group, and...
Budget Amendment Not Just a Gimmick
The balanced-budget amendment is an issue that won't die. First proposed in modern times by President Ronald Reagan and rejected by a Democratic House, the proposed amendment to require government to spend no more than it takes in was revised in a fight...
Bulletin Board
OPENINGSDianne Sudbrock has opened Dedicated Lines Inc., a new business writing service that specializes in composing and editing informational brochures, newsletter copy, software documentation, technical manuals and procedures. Address: 1734 Schnarre...
Busy Cook Can Always Find Time to Make a Casserole
ONE REASON Brenda Marsh is crazy about casseroles is that she's not crazy about clean-up. And it's all her mother's fault."My mother was wonderful about encouraging me to cook," said Marsh, recalling her Texas childhood. "She'd let me make as big a mess...
Candidate Meets Residency Rules, Attorney Says
Max Wolfrum clearly meets the residency requirement of the Webster Groves City Charter to serve as a council member, even though he lived outside the city for five months in 1992, City Attorney Allen Boston says.The charter requires that members be residents...
Candidates Tell All on Finances Overland Mayor Munsch Leads Pack in Finances
Overland Mayor Frank Munsch has a towering financial lead over five candidates who wish to unseat him on April 5, campaign finance reports show.Munsch reported last week that he had raised $20,809.62. The closest to him is former Mayor Norman A. Myers,...
Chair Man Assures Democrat Disorder
SECURITY WAS TIGHT, out of fear of a terrorist with a folding chair.Not your typical terrorist.But James Gierach was a terrorist nonetheless, striking fear into sponsors of last Tuesday's debate among Democratic candidates for governor.Here he was stalking...
Changes Make Investors More Vulnerable to Rate Hikes
The U.S. banking system has been fundamentally changed by the way people handle their savings.What has happened over the last few years could put the United States in a shaky financial position.As we all know, small investors have become tired of low...
Chocolate-Covered Favorites from Berries to Chips
IN HONOR of February, "The Chocolate Month," our question asked for the most delicious, the most sumptuous chocolate creation you have ever eaten.The responses are wonderful: There are even a couple of recipes!The most delicious and sumptuous chocolate...
City, District Reach Rec-Plex Accord Board Agrees to Back Special Tax Plan to Gain Pool, Facilities Time for Students
In exchange for supporting a special tax plan in St. Peters, the Fort Zumwalt School District will receive favorable treatment at the St. Peters Rec-Plex, school district officials say.School Board members last week approved an agreement that allows...
Clergy Second-Guessing Every Move
DURING communion, the Rev. Craig Boly waits for parents to bring their children forward for a blessing. He used to reach out without thinking and lay his hand on their heads. Now, he's learned to wait and see how each child feels about it.When children...
College Report Targets Minorities' Attrition
Although blacks and Hispanics are attending college in increasing numbers, they are less likely to stay in school and graduate than white students, the American Council on Education reports."The evidence in this report indicates that post-secondary institutions...
Collinsville Kahoks of Old Resurface at Right Time
Two months ago, the Collinsville boys basketball team was not playing good, sound Collinsville-style basketball.That was then. Now the Kahoks, who have won 16 of their last 17 games including 13 in a row, are on a roll at the right time - tournament...
Columnist Tackles New Challenge
(WARNING: You won't learn a thing about investing by reading this column. Having exhausted most of my ideas, I now resort to writing about myself, a subject I know even less about.)To tell the truth, I never imagined writing this one.This will be my...
Commercial Real Esate Notes
Johnson Group represented parties in these sales:11,880 square feet of office-warehouse space at 310 South Fillmore in Kirkwood to South County LFG Inc. from Pre-Lite Products Inc.6,000 square feet of retail space at 14918 Manchester Road in Ballwin...
Company's Ads Exploit Investors' Fears
With mutual funds being created at a furious pace, and banks and other new entrants scrambling for market share, it is not surprising that competition among fund companies is fierce.Sometimes investors reap benefits amid this rivalry, particularly when...
Cooks Are All Ears about Little Pasta
ORECCHIETTE HAS become the darling of pasta fanciers. Served with broccoli, it makes a traditional Southern Italian dish. These round "little ears" have indentations that catch sauce and vegetables like a scoop, adding more flavor to each bite. If orecchiette...
Could Amended New Gambling Law Sink Some Casinos?
The Missouri Senate is likely to give final approval Tuesday to a bill that changes some of the ground rules for casinos on the St. Louis riverfront.Changes in the law were needed, in addition to the statewide vote April 5, because of the state Supreme...
Cousteau's Suit against `Clo the Cow' Turns Sour
First Monica Seles is stabbed by a crazed tennis fan, then Nancy Kerrigan gets whacked by a paid thug and now this . . . Jacques Cousteau is waylaid in broad daylight by a hired bovine.A few weeks ago, The New York Times brought us the sickening tale...
Crackdown Draws Mixed Responses 3-Year Program to Battle Speeders Raises Questions
In February 1991, police officers from a dozen departments flicked on their radar guns and marched onto St. Louis' highways under a battle plan called Operation Gateway.Their goals: To slow down speeders and to make highways safer."This will be big,"...
Cutting Cable Rates Is Right
The government tried to finish last week what it had started last year - cutting the prices charged by cable companies that have no effective competition in local markets. The absence of competition, and the consequent rapid increases in prices for basic...
Debates `Lincoln, Douglas' Set for Cable TV
If you weren't in Illinois in 1858, you missed your chance to see the most famous series of political debates in U.S. history. Now, the C-SPAN cable TV network wants to give you another chance.The Lincoln-Douglas debates in the Illinois senatorial campaign...
Decision on Housing Code Postponed
The Ferguson City Council has put off until next month a decision on a controversial plan to upgrade the city's minimum housing-standards code.Since last April, members of the city's planning and zoning commission have been working on revising the current...
Dennis Miller's Jokes Skew Events, Skewer Politicians
The insight in comic Dennis Miller's routine often emerges with force, not because of originality of thought but because of the wicked way he has in describing a common idea. For instance, in the first of his two shows at the Westport Playhouse Saturday...
Diner Aims to Get Back on Track Riverfront Bistro Ravaged by Flood
An old Pullman car that retired into the restaurant and bar business nearly 25 years ago may not survive the Flood of '93. It all depends on whether owner Eugene "Gunner" Jackson can get $150,000 or so to repair what's left of his Gunner's Palace Car...
Disabled Kids Deserve Chance in School
Erin is 9 years old and a risk taker. She attacks new challenges with enthusiasm and determination. She's an eager student, a computer whiz, a friend to her classmates, a big fan of her teacher.Erin attends school a few blocks from home in St. Louis...
Duke's Hill Gives Shirt off Back in Win
On the day they retired his number, Grant Hill came up with the big plays and No. 2 Duke beat No. 8 Temple 59-47 Sunday.The victory was the Blue Devils' 88th consecutive at home over a non-conference opponent.Hill, the senior swingman who was a member...
Elderly Here Get Leg Up for Fitness Volunteers Teach Chair Exercises
Simon "Red" Kalish, 82, dreams of playing basketball again.Alice Null, 80, hopes to chuck her wheelchair.So twice a week, Kalish and Null wheel into an exercise class at the Rosewood Care Center of St. Louis County where they lift whatever body parts...
Extended Family: Two Sisters Team Up to Produce Triplets
Like other sets of triplets, Linda and Martin Schaper's babies are crying, burping and waking in the night. But unlike other triplets that anyone knows of, the Schapers' babies arrived a month apart, in different cities.Linda Schaper, of Chesterfield,...
Figure Skating? That's (Only) Entertainment!
Stream of Consciousness:Sorry, but figure skating isn't a sport. The participants are terrific athletes - as are the acrobats and those who perform feats of legerdemain at the circus.Figure skating is good entertainment, right down to the costumes and...
Fine Wine - the Secret's in the Glass
CAN AN OLD tongue learn new tricks? Lately I have been trying to train my tongue to be in the best position to taste the various types of wine I throw its way.Red Bordeaux and California Cabernets, for instance, are supposed to land in the middle of...
Frontier Park Almost Ready; April Opening Expected
St. Charles' park department is close to getting Frontier Park ready to meet the public - for the first time in nearly nine months."We're planning on opening the park to the general public April 15," said Park Director Richard Ash.Ash concedes that much...
Gephardt, Durbin, Bond Discuss Health Bill about 400 Attend Meeting on Merits of Clinton Plan
Insurance companies already have spent $10 million on television ads trying to stop Congress from passing health-care reform, Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday."They're making a lot of money" on the current health-care system, Durbin said,...
Grieving Gay Man Asks for Empathy, Compassion
Dear Ann Landers: It amazes me that I am actually writing to you. Mine is a story I am sure you have heard before. I am a homosexual, and nobody knows it. I am the typical "boy next door." My friends and family would be shocked if they knew the truth.My...
Health Care Home Delivery Treats Patients, Providers Where They Live
Every five minutes, between bites of home-cooked food and friendly conversation, Shari Nalick fed her body doses of toxic drugs. No one at the dinner party ever suspected that Nalick sat at the table undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.The liquid...
Heavyweight Schedule for Ritter
Photographs grace a wall in the office of Cardinal Ritter High basketball coach Preston Thomas.There is a picture of basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Another of football hall-of-famer Jim Brown. Track immortals Edwin Moses and Jackie Joyner-Kersee...
Hoosiers Step in Gopher Hole, Lose by 50 Points
There were no outbursts, no tirades, not even a mild flare-up from Bob Knight, who was witnessing the low point of his 22 years at Indiana.There was simply resignation - a wince here, a slump there, an occasional hand covering his eyes - as his No 12...
If Weather Is Cold, Chili Is Hot
CAROL FOERSTERLING of Kirkwood can get out her chili pot and make some of the cumin-scented concoction she once enjoyed.Copies of this recipe were supplied by Patricia Stuckmeyer, Fenton; Gene Bagby, Manchester; Eve McNew, Overland; Doris Voegtle, Belleville;...
Illini Tough It out, Beat Wisconsin 76-65
Wisconsin coach Stu Jackson stood in front of his team's bench, striking a pensive pose. He cupped his chin with his left hand and tried to ponder a basketball season gone wrong.The Badgers invaded Assembly Hall on Sunday afternoon in desperate need...
Incident's Focus in Race Hawkins, Maple Squaring off for Democratic Primary
You're in your first term as state representative. You're a Democrat, representing a Democratic district. Everything's going well.Then, something happens.You're at a picket at a coal mine - you used to lobby for the United Mine Workers - and a security...
Israel Tries to Calm Fury after Massacre
Israel's Cabinet ordered some Jewish extremists disarmed and up to 1,000 Palestinian prisoners freed in an effort Sunday to smother Arab fury over the massacre of 39 people in a mosque in Hebron.But the violence did not abate. Clashes between Arabs and...
It May Be Time to Start over in Health Care Reform
The Clinton health plan is dying of its own complexity. The Cooper plan is also dying, though more slowly. The single-payer plan frightens people too much. The effort to enact reform is perilously near gridlock.What to do?Start over. Divide the problem...
Jackson Browne Rocks Fox with Lyrics, Style
For more than two decades, singer/songwriter Jackson Browne has been recording some of the most personalized songs in rock music. In an "Evening with Jackson Browne" on Saturday at the Fox Theatre, Browne demonstrated that his vision and appeal remain...
Jury Deadlocked in Obscenity Case X-Rated Videos Were Sold at Flea Market
A jury in Hillsboro became deadlocked Friday when trying to decide if a man from Arnold was guilty of promoting obscenity by selling two X-rated videos at the Barnhart Flea Market.The man, David Schmidt, 44, was charged with two misdemeanor counts in...
Keeping Posted
Getting The Word On Bad ApplicationsThere was the job applicant who wrote, "I am a rabid typist."Then there was the pessimistic fellow who said, "Here are my qualifications for you to overlook."When it comes to resumes, Robert Half is the master of disaster....
Legislator Wants Emergency Call Boxes-$100 Million of Them
HOW MUCH would you spend to be close to a phone when you're driving?How about $100 million?If it were up to Rep. Don Koller, taxpayers would take the big bite.Koller, D-Summersville, has proposed a bill in the Missouri Legislature that would pay for...
Life on the Road Keeps Him Moving
His schedule looks like it was designed by someone offering frequent driver miles.One day, he's in Butler, Mo., which is 55 miles south of Kansas City. The next day, he's in Newton, Ill., which is 130 miles east of St. Louis.And starting Tuesday, Chuck...
Many Are Called Telemarketing Jobs Rising in St. Louis
When a job is posted in a local state employment office, an average of five St. Louisans line up for it. The lines are longer for some jobs - 37 for every auto assembler's job, 17 for every production supervisor.But one line of work has a job for every...
Map Helpful but `Fines' Part-Time Students, Some Say Monetary Award Program Subject of Schools Board Hearing
Timothy Armstrong had dropped out of college, started drinking and fathered a child when he decided to join the Air Force to try to get his life together.A transfer to Chanute Air Force Base led to classes at Parkland College in Champaign. The state's...
Marquette Defeats Depaul, Wins GMC
Senior Jim McIlvaine, who helped Marquette reconstruct its once-proud basketball program, led the No. 22 Warriors to a 70-62 victory over DePaul on Sunday for the school's first Great Midwest Conference title.McIlvaine scored 23 points and blocked six...
Mickie Hodges: Picture the Music . .
It was a New Mexican childhood, artistic parents and a non-conformist nature that propelled Mickie Hodges into an unusual art career.Hodges creates visual materials for musicians. In the past eight years, Hodges has crafted professional images for as...
Mississippians Reeling from Icy Consequences
More than two weeks after an ice storm devastated Mississippi's northern Delta region, many feel doubly powerless - still without electricity and frustrated by a sense of national neglect."I ain't begging, but I need some food," said George Jones, a...
Monday Memo
Can you imagine a greenhouse full of potted four-leaf clover plants?With a combination of skill, hard work and the luck of the Irish, foliage growers BOB SCOTT and JOHN PIERGROSS hope to harvest some cash from their unique crop by March 17, ST. PATRICK'S...
Monsanto Markets Milk Drug Company Sales Rep, Vet Talk to Dairy Farmers about Bst
Chuck Stuckey didn't make a quick sale the other day, speaking to dairy farmers at the Parklanes bowling alley and restaurant in Newton, Ill."But I think I planted some seeds," said Stuckey, after making his pitch for Monsanto Co.'s drug that increases...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
If MICHAEL JORDAN can try it, why not CHARLIE WARD?Ward won last season's Heisman Trophy as the nation's outstanding college football player and starts for Florida State's basketball team. He also will take a shot at playing baseball.He plans to make...
Muslims, Croats Talk over Idea of Sharing Power
Leaders of Bosnia's Muslims and Croats explored the possibility Sunday of sharing power through a confederation of culturally independent regional councils, diplomatic sources said."We're working on more concrete ideas and establishing a direction,"...
Neely Gets 45th, 46th; Bruins Win
Cam Neely took over the National Hockey League's goal-scoring lead with Nos. 45 and 46 as the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 Sunday.Adam Oates, who had three assists, helped Neely score his second goal, at 15:07 of the final period, as...
Neely Scores 45th, 46th; Bruins Blank Blackhawks
Cam Neely took over the National Hockey League's goal-scoring lead with Nos. 45 and 46 as the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 Sunday.Adam Oates, who had three assists, helped Neely score his second goal, at 15:07 of the final period, as...
New Agency Grabs `Spotlight' Campaign for Bud Light
Schupp Co., a new St. Louis-based creative shop, has landed Anheuser-Busch Cos.' Bud Light "spotlight" campaign, currently handled by DDB Needham-Chicago.According to a recent edition of Adweek, the start-up agency has had ties to the brewer in the past.Founder...
Norway Douses Winter Flame; Next Stop in '98: Nagano, Japan
Norway threw itself a victory party Sunday night, and invited the world to watch.With a crowd of more than 40,000 dancing and cheering in Lysgardsbakken Ski Jumping Arena, the 17th Winter Games came to a flawless close befitting an Olympics that by many...
Notebook
Tree Of Relative ImportanceScientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden say a tree family once thought to have a member only from Africa also has at least one other member in Costa Rica and northern South America.The discovery means that the trees apparently...
Not So Cool Running for U.S. Bobsledders Jamaicans Beat USA I; USA II Is Disqualified
As if being pulled over by the bobsled police wasn't embarrassing enough for the Americans, they capped the final day of the 17th Winter Olympics by losing to the Jamaicans.Yes, those Jamaicans - the same bunch that was the inspiration for the comedy...
Obituaries
Montie R. Haupt</P><P>Montie R. Haupt, 35, of O'Fallon, died Tuesday (Feb. 22, 1994) at his father's house in Peoria, Ill.</P><P>Mr. Haupt was a painter in Lincoln County.</P><P>The funeral was scheduled for 10:15...
Official Faces Sex Charges in Clayton School District Suspends Administrator
Authorities will seek formal charges today against an administrator in the Clayton School District accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy. The boy is a former pupil at the administrator's school and now attends another school.Warrants will be...
Officials Cautious on Car Test Vehicle Emissions Check at State's Facilities Only
Municipal officials in St. Louis County say they are wary of a planned new program in which vehicle-emissions testing will be available only at state-run facilities.The Legislature is expected to adopt the new system during its current session. It would...
Officials Urge Freed Hard-Liners to Avoid Violence, Help Russia
Parliamentary deputies called Sunday on the newly freed hard-liners behind last fall's political turmoil to refrain from any more violence.Mikhail Poltoranin, a deputy in the Russia's Choice party - which generally supports President Boris Yeltsin -...
Old Classmates Call Ames Dramatic, Brash and Clever but Not Secretive
THEY REMEMBER him as brash and brilliant back then, a slightly geeky boy who hid behind his rapier wit and dramatic flair. He performed in play after play at McLean (Va.) High School, including the class production of "The Devil and Daniel Webster."But...
Opponents Urge Restrictions on Spending of Tax Income
Residents who have been challenging De Soto's 1 percent sales tax are happy that the question of renewing it is on the ballot April 5.But they are unhappy that officials won't say just how the money will be spent.One of the critics, Walter Lanham, said...
Pena to Take Right Approach at the Plate
To put it simply, Geronimo Pena would rather fight than switch.Running No. 2 to Luis Alicea in the Cardinals' second-base derby after losing the job last season, Pena has decided against switch-hitting this season. Pena will bat righthanded only, which...
People
Holy cattle call! Warner Brothers is holding auditions, looking for a new and improved Boy Wonder for its next "Batman" movie.Director JOEL SCHUMACHER says he's not interested in the "Gee whiz" Robin of the 1960s television series. He wants someone who...
People to People
Friend: In the summer of 1945, the 274th Regiment of the 70th (Trailblazer) Infantry Division was stationed in Frankfurt-am-Main area during the occupation of Germany. A year earlier, it had trained at Fort Leonard Wood.A contest to choose "Miss 274th"...
Phantom of Marathon Pushes Turner to Her Personal Best
With less than a mile to go in Sunday's Third Olympiad Memorial Marathon, Pat Turner figured that she was in for a fight.Turner, 33, was running the race of her life. She was on the way to knocking more than five minutes off her personal best. But she...
Pondering Effects, Flaws of Cutthroat Competition, Living
A GROTESQUE MASK of anxiety distorts Tonya Harding's face as she raises her skate to the judge's table and pleads to reboot.A curtain of despair descends over Dan Jansen as he slips in the 500-meter speed-skating race and his wife rushes tearfully toward...
Pretenders, Contenders Ready to Part Company
With the euphoria generated locally for college basketball, it's plausible that many area hoops fans overlooked the high school season.Don't fret.The real action starts today.The Missouri Class 3A and 4A district playoffs begin at various sites across...
Project Helped Mother through Her Depression
Dear Abby: Your advice to "Depressed Daughter" was commendable. I could have used your help 14 years ago when I faced a similar situation.I, too, loved my mother - to the point of leaving a teaching position in another city and returning to York, Pa.,...
Prokhorov Rushin' to Find Niche
Before the Blues drubbed Ottawa 11-1 Saturday night at the Ottawa Civic Centre, Blues coach Bob Berry offered this analysis of the Blues' Russians."They're unstable, just like their country," he said.In their second National Hockey League season, Vitali...
Proposal to Ban Chlorine Touches Nerve
FROM VINYL siding to shower curtains and from toilet paper to water pipes, chlorine is in thousands of products. Now President Bill Clinton's administration is considering banning the chemical, bringing a quick response from industry.The topic has come...
Put It on the P.A
When McCluer North High School puts on the 1930s musical comedy "Anything Goes" next month, history will be repeating itself a generation later. And cast members from the original production at the school in 1974 will be on hand for a party with this...
Put It on the P.A
John F. Kennedy High School will hold its 13th annual "Celt-A-Bration" dinner-auction on Saturday, March 12, at the school, 500 Woods Mill Road in Manchester. Silent and blackboard auctions will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. The...
Put It on the P.A
When McCluer North High School puts on the 1930s musical comedy "Anything Goes" next month, history will be repeating itself a generation later. And cast members from the original production at the school in 1974 will be on hand for a party with this...
Residents of Area Will Vote on Rejoining City
Residents of an 11.7-square-mile area stripped from Hazelwood by the state Supreme Court last year will have a chance to vote on June 7 on rejoining the city.The area became part of Hazelwood in May 1992, six months after voters approved the annexation....