St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 3, 1994

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22 Hits in 2 Games Spin Tewksbury's Head
As the perplexing Cardinals prepare to start a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants here tonight, there are all kind of trends involved, most of them negative.Take Bob Tewksbury, the only Cardinals pitcher with more than two victories....
Aide Claims Arafat Has Flu; Others Say PLO Chief Worse
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat was reported to be seriously ill Thursday, with his doctors planning to move him to a hospital in Amman, Jordan.But Arafat's spokesman, Marwan Kanafani, insisted that Arafat was "only recuperating from flu and will resume his...
Albert Einstein's Black Hole
A black hole has been discovered - in a manner of speaking. Black holes are, of course, invisible; they are a cosmic phenomenon possessed of such gravity that neither light nor matter can escape. But the repaired Hubble space telescope, an explorer...
And So to Bed: Music to Slip under the Covers With
MUSIC IS an art that can be enjoyed equally well as both foreground and background, which is one of the reasons it's so darn popular. I could pompously proclaim the superiority of listening to music closely, with no other strains on attention, but that...
Arby's Plans Expansion Here Chain Wants to Add 10 New Restaurants
As part of a national expansion, Arby's Inc. plans 10 new locations in metropolitan St. Louis over the next five years. The company has signed an agreement with its local franchisee, which already has 18 restaurants here.Leon Felman's Sage Systems Inc....
A Simple Scandal for a Fighting Man
I think I'll ask my boss for a favor.I wonder if he'd mind if I reimburse myself out of the office expense account for stamps I never really purchased. Not just a few stamps. I'm talking about $10,000 or $20,000 worth of stamps. Or maybe I'll ask my...
As Miller Goes Showboatin' Down Broadway, Knicks Drown in Wake
Normally, you detest flaming ego.</P><P>Normally, you cannot stomach the cock-strutting showboat.</P><P>Normally, you want to see the lip-flappin', jaw-jackin', tongue-smackin' motor mouth get his.</P><P>But this...
Astronomers Detect Water in Distant, Energetic Galaxy
Astronomers have detected water at the most distant point from Earth so far, a discovery that adds to the growing belief this essential ingredient of life may be present throughout the universe.The water was found 200 million light years away by radio...
Auto Sticker Renewal Available by Phone
Vehicle sticker renewal in Illinois is now a phone call away - a phone call and $2.50 that is, for people with MasterCard, Visa or Discover.A test of the new service has proved so successful and popular, Secretary of State George Ryan said Thursday,...
A Winning Proposition
A familiar question will be on the ballot for city voters on Tuesday, but if they give the right answer, they won't see it anymore.With Proposition 1, the city school system is asking once again for taxpayers to give up a property tax rollback they are...
Beer Giant A-B Takes on a Tiny Partner
Regional specialty brewer Redhook Ale Brewery Inc. said Thursday it plans to enter a distribution and equity alliance with Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc..Under the letter of intent, which is expected to become definitive within 90 days, Anheuser-Busch will...
`Betterment' Incorporation Ok'd in Joint Effort by City, Chamber
A small group of people from Wright City endorsed Tuesday the incorporation of Wright City Betterment Inc., a joint effort of the city and Chamber of Commerce.Business leaders presented a proposal for the group at a public meeting. Wright City Betterment...
Beyond the Rhetoric of Desegregation
A recent report from the Harvard Project on School Desegregation documented serious problems with educational programs intended to equalize racially segregated schools. As expected, the report, "Still Separate, Still Unequal," triggered defensive reactions...
Booty Really Is a Prize in Amateur Draft
Football beckons Josh Booty. Baseball begs, implores, craves.If the game's power brokers have any clue as to what's best for the future of their sport, they will grab on and treasure him like a fine diamond.Baseball needs Booty.A senior at Evangel Christian...
Boy Dies in Fire; Mother Charged
A woman accused of trying to kill her son in a fire in March succeeded in a second attempt early Thursday, police say.The woman told her boyfriend that she was going to kill their 10-month-old son, and when the man left to call the police she set fire...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS ADVERTISING Glennon Gets Eagle Snacks Account</P><P>The Glennon Companies has been chosen by Eagle Snacks Inc. as the advertising agency for its Eagle Snacks and Cape Cod brands. Eagle Snacks Inc. is owned by Anheuser-Busch...
Briefs
MissouriST. LOUISCherokee Center To Offer Midnight BasketballSt. Louis is expanding its Midnight Basketball program to the Cherokee Recreation Center and will hold tryouts this weekend at the Wohl Recreation Center, where the inaugural spring session...
Briefs
IllinoisMADISON COUNTYAuditor Wins An Award For Fourth Year In A RowFor the fourth year in a row, Auditor Fred Bathon of Madison County has won an award for his office's annual report studying the finances of the county.Bathon said the Government Finance...
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NATION U.S.-MEXICO PRISONER TRADE 53-For-7 Exchange Announced</P><P>The United States will send 53 Mexican citizens serving criminal sentences back to Mexico today in exchange for seven U.S. citizens who are in Mexican prisons.</P><P>Both...
Cards Draft Double Threat Wake Forest Lefty Is Also a Slugger
Bret Wagner didn't know much about the Cardinals before they chose him with the 19th overall selection in the first round of Thursday's draft of amateur baseball players.But thanks to George Greer, his coach at Wake Forest University, Wagner knows a...
Catholics Set to Join Sunday in Corpus Christi Procession
Catholic parishes and institutions in the St. Charles Deanery will join in a Corpus Christi procession at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.Corpus Christi is Latin for Body of Christ. In the procession, the Sacred Hots will be carried in a monstrance, a golden receptacle....
CBS Promises Sports Comeback
CBS boldly predicted to its affiliates Thursday that it will dominate television ratings for a fourth straight season - and that it has the will and the pocketbook to regain its lost footing in sports.CBS has no contracts to broadcast professional football,...
Changes in Hunter Rules Offered for Public Comment
The Missouri Conservation Commission approved several regulation changes affecting hunters at a recent commission meeting in Jefferson City. The changes will become effective Jan. 1, after Missourians have had an opportunity to comment and the proposed...
Charbonier Park, Not Charbonier Acres
Christy Love has the will; she's still looking for a way. Ms. Love has won a reprieve, which blocks, at least for the moment, the development of 86 acres of wilderness along the Charbonier Bluffs. This land lies between 250 acres of undeveloped property...
Church Notes
RecitalThe Rev. Tom O'Connell will be the guest organist at an organ and choral recital at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of St. Mary's Institute in O'Fallon. The performance is free and open to all.BarbecueThe men's club of Faith United Methodist Church,...
Clinton, in Rome, Recalls Liberation He Meets with Pope, Gives Backing to New Premier
President Bill Clinton told Romans atop the Capitoline Hill Thursday, "I have come to Europe to recall its cruelest war and to help secure its lasting peace."A crowd of 4,000 to 5,000 stood in the late afternoon sun before Rome's City Hall as Clinton...
Coach, Ex-Pro Delabar Offers Goalie Clinics
Fort Zumwalt North soccer coach Eric Delabar, a former professional goalkeeper, will conduct four Stop the Shot Goalkeeper Camps this summer.Delabar, who starred at DeSmet Jesuit High and Quincy College before playing for the New York Cosmos and St....
Conditions Right for Ozark Gravel-Bar-Camping Disaster
This is the season, J.R. Isom fears, that people are going to die on a gravel bar camp outing.Isom, concessioner at Meramec State Park, near Sullivan, operates one of the state's largest float operations and is president of the Mid-Missouri Canoe And...
Cool & Unusual
Trademark drive: "Lollapalooza" may have no particular meaning, but the term has become big business.Earlier this week, Perry Farrell, owner of the "Lollapalooza" trademark, and J. Walter Thompson, acting on behalf of its client, Ford Motor Company,...
Courier-Bruguera Winner Favored for French Title
One match is worthy of a final. Sergi Bruguera, the defending French Open champion, meets Jim Courier, the two-time winner bent on revenge for his loss in last year's title match.The other . . . well, it could be a typical first-round tennis match. Alberto...
Dear Old Dads Some of Hollywood's Biggest Stars Take on Another Role - Fatherhood
THEY ARE some of the most famous names in Hollywood: Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Mick Jagger, Jack Nicholson.And they share more than just their superstar status.They are all members of Hollywood's hottest and most exclusive fraternity - the aging...
Dial Dilemma Channel 2 Contributes Big Money to Event, but 4 Gets to Televise It
TV or not TV?Fortunately for the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival, that is not the question for KTVI (Channel 2).Channel 2 is standing by its hefty commitment as a Festival grand patron, even though network broadcast rights have gone to CBS and its local affiliate,...
Dig: Punk-Sneer Vocals and Tuneful Feedback
IT WAS a slow night for live music and, at $5, the tickets were priced like LPs from yesteryear. With those clear harbingers for rock 'n' roll fun, and a strong under-21 showing, Dig and Eve's Plum, two quickly emerging guitar-oriented alternative acts,...
Dream Vacation Is Family Nightmare
I HAD A DREAM the other night that my husband and I were the children and our kids were taking us on a vacation with them.The night before we were to leave, they put us to bed at 7 p.m. and told us to "sleep fast," as we were leaving early. Early came...
Ex-Blues Ronning, Momesso Line Up as Canucks Stalwarts
With the Vancouver's No. 1 line of Trevor Linden, Pavel Bure and Greg Adams struggling, the Canucks' most productive line in the Stanley Cup finals has been one with a couple of familiar names.Former Blues Cliff Ronning and Sergio Momesso, with grinding...
Fancy Photocopiers Pushing U.S. Treasury toward Fancier Bills
I have seen my face on a dollar bill. In fact, I have seen my face on hundreds of dollar bills over the years.It's a peculiar sidelight to being an investment columnist. Publicists like to advertise my expertise by replacing George Washington's likeness...
Farewell to Waterlogged Home Flooded out - Bailed out First Two St. Charles County Homeowners Pick Up Checks
Two St. Charles County families picked up flood buyout checks on Thursday and bid adieu to the flood plain.The checks were the first to individual homeowners and are part of $13.2 million going to St. Charles County to buy property damaged by last summer's...
Firefighters Sign Contract, but . . . Agreement Is Reached with Less Than 30 Days Left in Year; New Talks Expected
After two years of working without a contract, St. Charles firefighters signed a labor agreement with the city Thursday. The agreement expires in less than 30 days with the close of the fiscal year June 30.Even before the ink dried on the contract, Earl...
Fistfights Helped Their Marital Bliss
Dear Ann Landers: I guess you would call me a husband beater, but that does not mean I am a violent person. The problem is really my husband."Ike" is as macho as anyone you will ever meet. When we were first married, he ordered me around a lot. If I...
Five Blues Prospects to Play in Festival
The Blues' front office won't have to go far to see some of its remaining prospects. Five draftees have been named to the four hockey teams competing in the U.S. Olympic Festival here July 1-10.Barring any more trades with the Vancouver Canucks, the...
Florida State Pitcher Drafted First by Mets
Four years ago, when baseball's amateur draft reached the 57th round, the Pittsburgh Pirates chose pitcher Paul Wilson out of high school in Orlando, Fla.Thanks, but no thanks, Wilson told them, choosing Florida State instead. The wait paid off Thursday...
Franz Gockel Will Revisit Site He Defended on Omaha Beach
A pudgy roofer who survived the worst of D-Day and returned to the battlefields 27 times is back again for ceremonies at the American Cemetery. Unlike other invited veterans, Franz Gockel was firing in the other direction."I know what I'll be thinking...
Freeway Driver Longed to Hear Siren's Call
Dear Abby: I was recently followed on the freeway by a male driver who stayed directly behind my car through a series of lane changes and speed changes. I went from suspicious, to nervous, to really scared as I realized that he was, indeed, following...
Game of Chicken May Turn Season into Fowl Ball
Beginning with tonight's homecoming against the San Francisco Giants, the Cardinals have 22 games at Busch Stadium until the annual All-Star Game, scheduled for July 12 in Pittsburgh.So enjoy baseball while you can - if you can - before the strike shuts...
Getting a Handle on Panhandlers
As more major cities adopt so-called aggressive-begging laws to try to discourage panhandlers, Evanston, Ill., has found a seemingly more compassionate way to address this problem. Leaders of the Chicago suburb know that many people beg for good reason;...
Give All Voters an Equal Voice
The famous Swiss statesman Ernest Naville once said that "the right to rule belongs to the majority, but the right of representation belongs to all."Because of the election in South Africa, more attention has been given to a system called "proportionate...
`Good News': Good Performances in Outdated Show
PROHIBITION, flaming youth and dumb college football players were very much in style when "Good News!" had its Broadway premiere in 1927.Keeping two out of three for 67 years isn't bad, and the high spirits that jazzed up the stage then were still in...
Hall Carries on Mosher Tradition of Hurdling Excellence
A new tradition may be starting at Francis Howell North in girls track and field.The school hasn't been open for that many years, but it is starting to build a reputation for turning out quality hurdlers.Megan Mosher got things started by earning two...
Hammons Missouri Hall Taps 15, Including Busch Jr
Four men who owned Missouri world-championship professional teams head the list of 15 people who will be inducted into the John Q. Hammons Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on July 18.The owners are the late August A. Busch Jr. of the St. Louis Cardinals,...
Hammons Missouri Hall to Honor 15, Including Busch Jr
Four men who owned Missouri world-championship professional teams head the list of 15 people who will be inducted into the John Q. Hammons Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on July 18.The owners are the late August A. Busch Jr. of the St. Louis Cardinals,...
Harrelson: Costa Rica's Most Famous Surfer
AS WOODY BOYD on television's beloved "Cheers," and in such hit movies as "White Men Can't Jump," Woody Harrelson has proven himself the thinking man's yokel, expert at playing goofy but good-hearted characters. In little more than a year since "Cheers"...
Heat Decides to Keep Loughery
Miami Heat coach Kevin Loughery will keep his job, after all.The team announced Thursday that Loughery agreed to a multiyear contract extension Sunday, despite rumors that he would be replaced. Terms were not disclosed.3 More Years For Johnson: Star...
In 1930s, Pitchers Had Their Own Depression
Whether it's the rabbit in the ball or, as Branch Rickey would put it, the quail in the pitcher, batting firepower is so great in baseball that, barring a strike, home run records will fall. Even if the National League doesn't score as often as it did...
Insurance Broker Defects with Staff
INSURANCE WOES: Charles Southern, one of the nation's major marine insurance brokers, has defected from Willis Corroon Corp. of Missouri, with his band of eight staffers, to join Rollins Hudig Hall this week.Meanwhile, Willis Corroon Group, PLC had...
Israel Raids Guerrilla Base in Lebanon, Killing 26 Hezbollah Retaliates with Rocket Attacks
Israeli planes bombed a training base for Muslim fundamentalist guerrillas near Lebanon's border with Syria early Thursday. The raid killed at least 26 and further clouded moves toward Middle East peace.The Lebanese army said most of the victims were...
Job Center Provides `Kick Start' Entry-Level Training Moved to Northwoods
The Jobs Partnership Center has moved to Northwoods from Kirkwood to provide vocational training for entry-level workers in business and industry.The center, at 26 North Oaks Plaza, offers basic education and training in machine shop, automotive shop,...
Kitten's Sneezing Doesn't Seem to Indicate Cold
Dear Dr. Fox: I recently adopted a kitten from our animal shelter. He's about 5 months old. The problem is that every time he starts purring he sneezes two to three times with a lot of spray. This is not really pleasant when it's in your face!I don't...
Labor Advocate Gives Big Push to Health Care
The Clinton administration's health-care effort has quietly signed on one tough battler.Joyce Miller, a native Chicagoan, began work Tuesday as a special adviser to Labor Secretary Bob Reich.Miller long was the nation's top female labor leader, serving...
Lambert May Ban Smoking Director to Propose Plan to Airport Panel
Lambert Field Director Leonard Griggs wants to ban smoking everywhere inside the airport terminals."I've had numerous people come through complaining about it," said Griggs, who smoked until 10 years ago. "In airports across the country, it's become...
Landlord Denies Ties to Arson He Contradicts Testimony That Fatal Fire Was Set at His Behest
A landlord from Alton told a federal jury Thursday that he had nothing to do with setting a fire at his apartment building that led to the deaths of two firefighters in 1992.The landlord, Gregory Martin Sr., took the stand Thursday in U.S. District Court...
Layered Look in U.S. Labor Report Finds Wider Income Span, Decline in Union Organizing
The gap in income between the top and the bottom of the American work force is growing, a new government report shows. Union representation is declining, and workplace litigation is escalating.All this is taking place in an American work force that is...
Lions Look for Numbers to `Bring out the Best'
When the Lindenwood College men's soccer team begins workouts in August, new coach Carl H. Hutter Jr. expects to have between 40 and 50 players involved."I'm a big believer in competition bringing out the best in people," said Hutter, who comes to Lindenwood...
Mayor: E. St. Louis Would Share Wealth from 2nd Boat
If East St. Louis gets a license for a second riverboat casino, the city will share revenue from the boat with other economically depressed cities in St. Clair County, East St. Louis Mayor Gordon D. Bush said Thursday.East St. Louis - thanks partly to...
Men's Semi in Paris Looks like a Final
One match is worthy of a final. Sergi Bruguera, the defending French Open champion, meets Jim Courier, the two-time winner bent on revenge for his loss in last year's title match.The other . . . well, it could be a typical first-round tennis match. Alberto...
Missouri Pitching Prospects to Meet in Class 3a Semifinal
University of Missouri baseball fans might get a glimpse of the future in the Class 3A high school tournament today.Sullivan's Derek Dace faces Oak Grove's Ryan Fry in the 1:30 p.m. semifinal game at Simmons Field. Each has signed a baseball letter...
Monsanto Soybean Nearer to Market
Monsanto Co. moved a step closer Thursday to selling a genetically engineered soybean that resists the company's Roundup herbicide.The U.S. Agriculture Department approved Monsanto's bioengineered soybean, saying it posed no harm to the environment or...
More Sentimental Fun from Penny Marshall
"RENAISSANCE MAN" Rating: PG-13, language. Running time: 2 hours.</P><P>DIRECTOR Penny Marshall has a penchant for making movies that, while they are likable, are about as deep as a kiddie pool, and her latest, "Renaissance Man" is no...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It's been two months since Dallas Cowboys owner JERRY JONES and Dallas Cowboys coach JIMMY JOHNSON went splitsville. Two months to wonder where and why it all went wrong."Do I miss Jimmy? No," Jones says in a Dallas Morning News story. "But I must say...
Mulgrew Miller Proves Why He's Part of Jazz Elite
JUST OVER a year ago, pianist Mulgrew Miller performed in a trio setting at Just Jazz at the Hotel Majestic. Four months ago, Miller appeared at Washington University's Edison Theater as one of the four pianists in the Contemporary Piano Ensemble.Although...
Murphy Challenges Wheat, Others to Decline Freebies
If she is elected to the U.S. Senate, Jackson County Executive Marsha Murphy says, neither she nor her staff will accept any free gifts, free trips or free golf outings from special interests.Murphy, a Democrat, is calling on the other candidates to...
Mutual Mania Rising Number of Funds Concerns Industry Veterans
As founder of Brown Capital Management, Ed Brown runs one of the largest minority-owned investment firms in the United States. His company has $700 million worth of assets under management.Now he's decided to expand by selling shares in three new mutual...
New Head of Dcfs Is Old Hand Edgar Asks Mcdonald to Return after Bumping Him in '91 Sweep
Gov. Jim Edgar announced on Thursday a new director for the troubled Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Edgar is asking a man he had bumped from the position to return.Jess McDonald, head of the state's department of Mental Health and...
N. Korea and U.S. Swap Threats
The conflict over North Korea's nuclear program deepened Thursday.North Korea threatened to scrap its promises not to build any atomic bombs, and President Bill Clinton warned that the United States would seek U.N. economic sanctions against the Stalinist...
No Deal? So What? Sugartooth Became Its Own Producer
IN THE WEEKS since the release of Sugartooth's self-titled debut, signs have been pointing to a possible breakout for the Los Angeles band. The initial single, "Sold My Fortune," is getting notable early airplay on radio stations around the country....
Northwest Plaza to Ban Buses from Lot; Employees Protest
Northwest Plaza has banned Bi-State buses from its parking lot starting June 20, citing pothole damage.Some bus-riding employees of stores at the mall are protesting the change, saying they are concerned for their safety.The buses formerly circled the...
Obituaries
Bettie J. RussellBettie Jane Russell, 92, of St. Charles, died Wednesday (June 1, 1994) at Claywest House in St. Charles.Miss Russell was a former teacher, lawyer and real-estate agent in St. Louis. She was a member of the Bar Association for more than...
Observers Unsure Whether Sanctions Will Slow N. Korea
U.N. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS against North Korea would raise tension in northeast Asia to the highest point since the Korean War. But would they work against a defiant, already isolated country?This question, which has lurked in the background of debate over...
O'fallon Legion Team's off, Winning after Paying Dues, Experienced Group Aims for Playoffs
The O'Fallon American Legion baseball team paid its dues last summer, winning just seven of 21 games.Now it's time to have some fun."We have seven guys back from last year's team and I know they're hoping to do better," manager Terry Ganley said. "Those...
OK for Casino Will Earn Lawyer, Group $5 Million
A lawyer from Kansas City and his associates will collect nearly $6 million if Becker Gaming Inc. successfully opens a riverboat casino in Jefferson City, The Kansas City Star reported Thursday.Byron Fox, known for representing accused mobsters, heads...
Pacers' Miller Shows Knicks That NY Is His Kind of Town
There were 21.1 seconds left in a preposterous basketball night at Madison Square Garden, and Charles Oakley, having committed a hard, vain foul, had his arms around Reggie Miller. "Are you OK, man?" Oakley asked. Miller turned his back and walked away...
Panthers' Krigbaum Set for Triple Play at Concordia College
Tim Krigbaum had never heard of Concordia (Neb.) College. Now, he's planning to spend his next four years there."I started getting calls from their admissions office - I don't even know how they got my name - and things just progressed from there," said...
Peers Honor Q.T. Macon Concert Will Benefit Late Bluesman's Family
`EVERYONE who knew Q.T. loved him, man. He definitely had his own individual style. It was definitely electric, but it had an urban and, at the same time, country feel to it. I would call it real East St. Louis."Art Dwyer, bass player with the Soulard...
People
TV model JANICE PENNINGTON has leapt to the defense of BOB BARKER of "The Price is Right."You'll recall that fellow model DIAN PARKINSON has accused Barker of sexually harassing her when she worked for the show.Tain't so, says Pennington, herself an...
Personal Battle Dole Going Back to Village Where His Life Changed
Ten months after D-Day, in the chilly spring air of Italy, an Army lieutenant from Kansas named Bob Dole fought in a little-known battle.While the headlines were filled with Allied victories elsewhere in Europe, Dole and others in the 10th Mountain Division...
Phils' Jackson Cuffs Cubs for Win No. 100
Danny Jackson (7-1) pitched four-hit ball over eight innings for his 100th career win Thursday, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the Chicago Cubs 4-2.Jackson, in his 12th major-league season, struck out four and walked one. Doug Jones gave up one...
Pierce Knocks Graf off Her Pedestal 3-Time Champ Falls 6-2, 6-2 in French Open
Steffi Graf's remarkable string of victories had to end.Graf, winner of 33 consecutive matches in Grand Slam events, was seeking her fifth consecutive major title when the French Open began last week, but it appeared as if there was no one to challenge...
Pierce Knocks Graf off Her Pedestal 3-Time Champ Falls 6-2, 6-2 in Semifinals
Women's tennis has suffered without a challenger for Steffi Graf. Finally, Mary Pierce has arrived.Pierce, 19, made her long-awaited breakthrough Thursday by overwhelming Graf, the three-time champion, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the final of the French Open.It...
Prudential Replaces Manager Here
Prudential Securities Inc. has brought in a new manager to run its branch office in Chesterfield just a week after one of its former stockbrokers pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.The New York investment firm fired branch manager Sandra Logay on...
Questions Abound on Vaccines School Officials Meet to Discuss County's Order on Measles Shots
St. Louis County's order that schoolchildren have two doses of measles vaccine by Aug. 30 set off a rash of questions Thursday from public and parochial school officials:Is enough vaccine available for 50,000 students? (Yes.)Must transfer students...
Rangers Are a Ringing Success in Posting 3-1 Win over Canucks
Clang. Clang. Clang. Clang.Those sounds were sweet music to the ears of the New York Rangers and their exuberant fans Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Quite a change from Tuesday night, when that sound gave them a ringing headache.Four times...
Retailers Find Shoppers Turn Stingy
Weak sales left retailers reeling last month as shoppers turned stingy after several months of splurging.At some chains, sales fell at stores open at least a year, a statistic seen as the most accurate measure of a retailer's strength.Sales of clothing...
Retiring Teacher Will Be Honored Tonight
A longtime teacher at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles will be marking two milestones tonight. Sister Anna Mae Marheineke will celebrate her golden jubilee as a religious of the Sacred Heart and will retire as a full-time teacher.Marheineke,...
Rostenkowski May Have Listened to the Wrong Advice
It's not often that The Wall Street Journal speaks for Washington, but on May 16 it did. On that day it urged Rep. Dan Rostenkowski of Illinois not to accept a plea bargain and instead to fight the government in court.The editorial was headlined "Stand...
School Officials Bugging Students to Be Good
Many of us would just as soon squish a bug as look at it.But pupils at Chaney School in Richmond Heights collect bugs just as they would hoard skeeball tickets at a fun fair. The more they have, the bigger their reward.For example, fourth-grader Diane...
Second Aide Cleared of Charges in Drowning of Disabled Woman
A second aide has been cleared of criminal charges in the death of a mentally retarded and physically incapacitated woman at the St. Charles Habilitation Center last year.Associate Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider has ruled that the county prosecutor failed...
Sports Shorts
NCA Might Delay New Freshman Rule</P><P>A special committee has decided to recommend changes in academic requirements for college athletes and delay the date they are supposed to take effect, the NCAA announced Thursday.</P><P>The...
Strike Authorization Vote May Be Near
Alternate player representative Tom Pagnozzi said the Cardinals have not been told specifically by the Major League Players Association to conduct a strike authorization vote. But the yellow caution light is on."We have a meeting set for June 16 (in...
Strong Suit? Hitting or Catching, Pagnozzi Looks Sharp
Throughout his minor-league career, from Erie to Springfield to Arkansas to Louisville, Tom Pagnozzi was known as an offensive player who could catch, after being converted from a third baseman. But once he got to the big leagues, he became a defensive...
Summer Sports Camps
Summer sports camps set for next week:Orchard FarmThe Orchard Farm Boys Basketball Camp will be held next week, Monday-Friday, at the middle school gym.The camp is open to anyone entering grades four through nine. Grades four through six will meet from...
Teen Mothers Costing U.S. $34 Billion '92 Cost Was for Afdc, Medicaid, Food Stamps
Taxpayers are spending $34 billion a year to support the growing number of poor families begun by teen-age mothers. A new study says these women are the least likely to earn their way off welfare.In a series of reports that profile the nation's welfare...