St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 17, 1994

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`4 Sack' Dusak Had Early Edge on Musial
When Stan Musial came up to the Cardinals late in the 1941 season, just too late to help a crippled ball club pull off a pennant, the future super-star was not the most coveted Redbird recall. No. 1 was a man who died the other day - Erv Dusak."Four...
After the Fall: Democracy's Slow Growth
Five years is too short a time to evaluate the process triggered by the fall of communism, which completely changed the dichotomy of the bipolar world and reversed the lives of millions of people.I think we have been glad to quickly forget what our society...
Aldermen Modify City Smoking Ban Because Most Officials, Workers Smoke
Because a majority of employees and elected officials in Country Club Hills still smoke, the aldermen modified a smoking ban this month.As of Feb. 7, smoking will not be permitted in city buildings except where the board chooses to designate a smoking...
American Legion Defends Veterans Benefits
The national commander of the American Legion said in St. Charles this week that the veterans group's top priorities were excluding veterans benefits from proposed cuts in entitlement programs and opposing the taxation of disability compensation."Veteran...
A New Gamble: Slot Machines Arrive for the Riverboats
With a snip of his wire cutters, a state gaming official cut through a metal seal on the back of a moving van Wednesday morning, opening the doors to 220 slot machines - and full-scale gambling in St. Charles.The moving van left Las Vegas on Monday,...
Archdiocese Makes Pastor News Director
The Rev. Dennis Delaney, a pastor from west St. Louis County, will take charge next week of the Archdiocese of St. Louis' newspaper, radio and television operations.Delaney, 45, succeeds Monsignor Edward J. Sudekum as editor of the St. Louis Review.Delaney,...
Aristide Plans to Leave Priesthood, Church Says
President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the priest whose fiery championship of the poor often pitted him against dictators and his Roman Catholic superiors, is leaving the priesthood.The Vatican, long at odds with the populist priest, pressured Aristide to...
Army Divisions Get Poor Report Card
Three Army tank divisions whose assignments include reinforcing South Korea and the Persian Gulf are not fully ready for combat, officials said Wednesday.The Army refused to disclose which divisions were involved, saying the information was classified....
Audit Urges District to Gear Up on Use of New Computers
A recent audit of the Webster Groves Schools' financial records raised no red flags, but the report was qualified with stern advice."You need to get caught up in your new computer system, and you must get caught up now," said Margaret Koenig of Schowalter...
Baseball Players to Hear Owners' New Tax Plan Today
Baseball owners worked on their new "tax" plan Wednesday, a proposal that already has created doubts among the striking players.Talks between the two sides are to resume today under mediator W.J. Usery at a hotel in suburban Washington.The owners will...
Baseball Players to Hear Owners' New Tax Plan Today
Baseball owners worked on their new "tax" plan Wednesday, a proposal that already has created doubts among the striking players.Talks between the two sides are to resume today under mediator W.J. Usery at a hotel in suburban Washington.The owners will...
Battle of Bulge Veterans Plan to Meet in St. Louis
From all across America, veterans of the Battle of Bulge will be rolling into St. Louis a month from now for the commemoration of the battle's 50th anniversary.For now, 2,000 veterans and their spouses are expected, although that number could rise sharply.The...
Big, Glue and Lofty Beginning Jerald Ieans, 24, Becomes Youngest to Solo at Art Museum
Jerald Ieans: Currents 60 and Romeo's BluesWhere & When: Currents - St. Louis Art Museum, through Jan. 15; Romeo's Blues, Schmidt Contemporary Art, 1709 Washington, Nov. 19-Dec. 13Museum Hours: 1:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday...
Bill Would Let Mayor Preside at Council Meetings
The St. Charles City County has introduced a bill to let the mayor preside over council meetings, despite opposition from several council members.Each April, the council elects one of its 10 members to be president for a year. That person presides over...
Biological Dad Renews Interest in Daughter
Dear Ann Landers: My problem is my biological father, "Harry." He divorced my mom when I was very young but kept in contact about two or three times a year as I was growing up. When I decided in my late teens to allow my loving stepfather to legally...
Bishops Call on Church to Confront Violence
American Catholic bishops unanimously voted Wednesday to use their church to overcome what they called America's "culture of violence."They called for confronting violence not just on mean streets but in the hearts of all Americans - even children.They...
Books on Tape
"JENNIE"A novel by Douglas Preston (10 hours, unabridged, Brilliance Corp., $23.95)Jennie is a remarkable chimpanzee who grows up in the home of a Harvard professor as a member of the family. Her story is an amalgamation of six real chimps who were...
Brace Yourself for Suspenders
THIS WINTER may not to be a good season for the makers of belts, zippers and snaps. Designers have hooked onto another gadget for securing women's fashions: suspenders.Every season has its little faddish signature. Last winter it was oversized cuffs...
Briefs
WorldCROATIACroats, Serbs In Economic PactThe Croatian government and rebel Serbs reached agreement Wednesday on economic cooperation. International mediators called it a step toward achieving a political settlement for Croatia.The economic agreement...
Budget Meeting to Review What to Cut If No Tax Hike
The Mehlville School Board is looking to see how to cut its budget if it fails to pass a tax increase this school year.The board has set a special meeting on the budget for 6:30 tonight at the Administration Building, 3120 Lemay Ferry Road.A committee...
Building Commissioner Wants Town to Move a Little Farther West
Peerless Park Building Commissioner Jim Brigham says the Board of Aldermen should consider annexing some land.Brigham says Peerless Park could annex an area that includes Valley Mount Ranch, a 91-acre horse-boarding and commercial-riding operation that...
Children Killed Outnumber Soldiers in World's Conflicts, Agency Reports
Children are even more likely than soldiers to be killed in wars, according to a report by the relief agency Save The Children. The group says 1.5 million children died in war zones in the past decade.About 4 million other children were permanently injured...
City Council Votes for Annexation of Keyes Summit
Kirkwood is moving to annex Keyes Summit, an area of 1.13 square miles to the west, after voters in a smaller part of that area turned down Valley Park.Last Wednesday morning - less than a day after the polls closed on the Valley Park annexation - the...
Clay Praises Staff, Then Sends Them Job Hunting
Rep. William L. Clay told his committee staff members that he deeply appreciated their "loyalty, dedication and hard work." Then he suggested they look for another job.Clay, D-Mo., made his recommendation in a letter this week to 57 employees of the...
Clearing Starts, as Does Effort to Save Woods
Workers began clearing the Robinson Woods for a 22-house subdivision last week just as preservationists were organizing to save it.The effort began last Thursday. By Tuesday, the workers for Pentrex Development Co. had cleared about a fifth of a 9.5-acre...
Clinton Following Reagan, Bush in Defense Job Policy but Subsidies for Weapons Sales Go a Step Further
TWO YEARS AGO, several thousand workers at McDonnell Douglas Corp. in St. Louis County cheered when President George Bush announced that he had just approved the sale of 72 F-15 Eagles to Saudi Arabia.Just weeks before, Bush had made a similar campaign-style...
Clinton Urges Indonesia to Improve Human Rights Record
President Bill Clinton pressed Indonesia on Wednesday to clean up its human rights record but did not set deadlines or demand remedies.Fresh from an economic conference in Jakarta with leaders of 17 other Pacific Rim nations, Clinton said his administration...
Community College Alumni Group Sets Its First Social Event Saturday
Mike Elben's close association with St. Charles County Community College didn't end with his graduation last year. Elben has been busy helping the college connect with its graduates through an alumni organization.While a student, Elben, 45, served as...
Council to Keep the Escrow Account Set Up for Village of University Place
The University City Council will keep its escrow account for the Village of University Place.The council set up the escrow account for Plat 4 of the subdivision at the council's meeting Oct. 17 after residents complained of broken sidewalks, some overgrown...
Couple Charged with Child Battery
A woman from the Belleville area and her boyfriend were charged Wednesday with two counts each of aggravated battery to a child in the beating and torture of her 2-year-old and 3-year-old sons.They are Lisa M. Tucker, 24, of the 100 block of Arlington...
Couple Leads Double Life Marriage and Joint Authorship Go Hand in Hand
When Judith Barnard and Michael Fain exchanged vows they agreed to share not only the same bed, but the same career and the same name, first and last.For more than a decade Barnard and Fain have jointly written more than eight best-selling novels using...
Covering Plants Can Keep Harvest Rolling in Newspapers, Special Blankets Ward off Frost
IN THE GARDEN, fall and spring share more than cooler temperatures, shorter nights and good gardening weather. The two seasons also have in common the constant threat of frost.Within the gardener's soul is the yearning to gain one last vine-ripe tomato...
D'gene Vallett, 51; Was Prominent Hairdresser
D'Gene Vallett of St. Louis, a hairdresser at many of the area's top salons, died of lung cancer Wednesday (Nov. 16, 1994) at Jewish Hospital. He was 51.For 30 years, between 300 and 400 regular and occasional clients followed Mr. Vallett from one salon...
Dismissed Manager Testifies of Race Bias at Adam's Mark
Dewey Helms testified Wednesday that before he was fired as employment manager of the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown, his boss passed on a complaint that he was referring too many black applicants for jobs.Testifying in federal court, Helms said a hotel...
Don't Shrug off Shoulder Pads
FASHION LOVES the '40s again.And since nothing says '40s like a strong, gutsy shoulder, that much-maligned but often necessary structural element - the shoulder pad - seems poised for a fashion comeback of broad proportions."A square shoulder is very...
Drag Racing Star to Speak at Gateway Awards Dinner
Don "The Snake" Prudhomme will be the featured speaker Saturday night at the Gateway International Raceway awards dinner at the Embassy Suites hotel on Laclede's Landing.Tickets are $27.50 and are on sale at the track's main office through this afternoon....
Ensemble Warbles Songs of Schubert
One of America's leading interpreters of Schubert songs brought his traveling ensemble of vocalists to perform a recital before a capacity audience Monday night in Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville's Lovejoy Library Auditorium.John Wustman,...
Exxon in Deal to Develop Gas Field for East Asia
Exxon Corp. and Indonesia's state-owned oil company Pertamina will spend as much as $40 billion developing a massive natural gas field to serve the burgeoning energy market in East Asia, the most populous region of the world, it was announced Wednesday.The...
Fall '94 Will Delight Shoe Fans Right Down to Their Very Soles
AFTER A long spell sheathed in black opaque tights and the sort of clunky but comfortable shoes another generation called clodhoppers, fashionable legs are once again stepping out in high heels, high boots and stockings of every description - but usually...
False Advertising on Free Trade?
"This is the biggest single trade initiative in history," said one administration official of the so-called Bogor declaration agreed to this week in Indonesia by the United States and the other 17 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)...
Few Medical Problems from War Are Reported in Area Children
Whatever is damaging the babies of Persian Gulf War veterans elsewhere hasn't shown up in this area, military spokesmen here say. Or if it has, they say, they have heard nothing about it.Parents at Fort Bragg, N.C., have reported a surge of deaths and...
Flood Protection May Mean Buyouts and Small Levees
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may eventually combine property buyouts with small levees or flood walls to protect residents in the flood plain of the River Des Peres, a corps official says.Don Groh, study manager for the corps, told residents of the...
Foreman Sparks a Renaissance for Middle-Aged
As the years pass, the joints stiffen, the ligaments pop, the bones chip and the muscles tighten. Simple stretching exercises become louder than 10 guys cracking walnuts.With the body's metabolism slowing to a glacial pace, a single doughnut converts...
Fox Planning Super Golf Tour Opposite Pga
The latest move by the Fox Television Network into sports programming could change the makeup of world professional golf and bring legal and financial headaches for the American PGA Tour.Formal announcement is expected today for a series of worldwide...
FTC Called Lax on Refunds
A consumer advocacy group Wednesday accused the Federal Trade Commission of failing to collect millions of dollars in potential refunds from operators of fraudulent schemes.The Consumer Federation of America said the FTC's consumer redress program is...
Geo. Washington Chops Down Syracuse
Kwame Evans had a career-high 29 points as George Washington scored the first 12 points of overtime to upset No. 12 Syracuse 111-104 Wednesday night in the opening round of the Preseason NIT.Syracuse's Michael Lloyd tied the game 93-93 at the regulation...
Get Some Dirty Work Done - Apply Fertilizer Now
Applying fertilizer in the fall may seem an unlikely way to help plants grow better. But to grow the best plants, the gardener must first grow the best soil. And that is a year-round process.Getting at least part of the work out of the way in the fall...
Giants Show Much Promise with Rock Tunes amid Zaniness
DISTURBINGLY, They Might Be Giants showed signs of becoming a real rock band Sunday night at the American Theatre. This is distressing news for fans who have come to love the loopy Brooklyn duo for their clever zaniness.John Flansburgh and John Linnell...
Gingrich Praises Clinton's Stance on School Prayer
House Speaker-to-be Newt Gingrich praised on Wednesday President Bill Clinton's willingness to consider a school prayer amendment.Clinton said Tuesday at a economic conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, that he would consider working with Republicans, who...
Gop Leaders in Missouri House Target Griffin's Power
Republican leaders in the Missouri House plan to ask Speaker Bob F. Griffin, D-Cameron, to give up some power and operate the chamber in a more bipartisan fashion come January.For instance, Republicans want to handle more legislation and serve as vice...
Gop Leaders Seek Power from Griffin Speaker Has `All the Cards,' Lawmaker Says
Republican leaders in the state House plan to ask Speaker Bob F. Griffin, D-Cameron, to give up some power and operate the chamber in a more bipartisan fashion come January.For instance, Republicans want to handle more legislation and serve as vice chairmen...
Gop's `Contract' Gets Ripped at Wu in Carville Speech President Deserves More Credit, He Says
The Republicans' "contract with America" contains some faulty arithmetic, Democratic political adviser James Carville said Wednesday.In a speech at Washington University's Graham Chapel, Carville noted that the contract promises a constitutional amendment...
Gore Mounts Push to Rescue GATT
Fearing an embarrassing defeat, Vice President Al Gore and other senior administration officials worked feverishly Wednesday to shore up wavering Republican support for the GATT trade accord.Their efforts came a day after Jesse Helms, chairman-to-be...
Gore Pushes to Rescue GATT Delay Would Be Death Sentence for Trade Bill, Vice President Says
Fearing an embarrassing defeat, Vice President Al Gore and other senior administration officials worked feverishly Wednesday to shore up wavering Republican support for the GATT trade accord.Their efforts came a day after Jesse Helms, chairman-to-be...
House-Building Pac Supports Opponents of Wildwood Plan
The opponents of a proposal to incorporate Wildwood will accept a $5,000 campaign contribution from HBI-PAC, the political action committee of the house-building industry.Voters in the 67-square mile area of far west St. Louis County will consider the...
House Plan Approved despite Objections Flooding Risk, Smaller Size Worry Neighbors
Despite objections from area residents, the St. Louis County Planning Commission has recommended approval of a plan by William and Sharon Benz to build a 2,200 square-foot house on a 6,500 square-foot rectangle of land left over from the relocation of...
Investor Gets 2nd Chance Appeals Court Gives Fraud Suit Go-Ahead
A St. Louis investor will get another chance to pursue his multimillion-dollar fraud case against a large East Coast industrial company, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.In an unusual lawsuit originally filed in 1991, investor Stanley D....
John Sutherland; Was Mcdonnell Executive
John F. "Jock" Sutherland, a retired executive at McDonnell Douglas Corp. and a World War II ace fighter pilot, died Saturday (Nov. 12, 1994) after a heart attack at a hospital while vacationing in Prague. He had been hospitalized since Nov. 2. He was...
Judgments Clinton's Appointments to Bench Make Up a Most Diverse Group
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON'S choices as judges include a Baltimore prosecutor whose husband was appointed to the federal bench by President Ronald Reagan.Others among the 129 Clinton nominated in his first two years include:A renowned civil rights lawyer...
Junior High Spy Cameras to Watch for High Jinks in Granite City
Will rowdiness and food fights in the junior high school cafeteria drop if students know they are under the watchful eye of a video camera?The Granite City School District will try to find out. It will install video cameras in the cafeteria at Coolidge...
Jurors See Videotape of Robbery and Murder at ATM
Jurors stared soberly Wednesday at a graphic surveillance-camera videotape that shows one of two robbers shooting Charles Springer at a bank's automatic teller machine.Springer - eyes opened wide - is shown trying to operate the ATM as a robber standing...
Just an Average Evening for the Local TV News
NOVEMBER is a special time in TV land, a time called "sweeps." Sweeps are special because they mean money: During sweeps periods, ratings determine how much the networks and local stations can charge for advertising time.Every fraction of a ratings point...
Kansas Player of Year Signs with Missouri
The Kansas Jayhawks, who routinely raid Missouri's borders for basketball talent, got burned by the University of Missouri women's team.The Tigers signed the 1993-94 Player of the Year in Kansas, Lindsay Thornton of Shawnee Mission West High in Overland...
Killing Spurs Nine-Hour Police Chase ; 2 Suspects Are Captured after Manhunt, Shootout
Two teens fatally shot a man in an attempted carjacking Wednesday, setting off a nine-hour manhunt that included a shootout with police and two car chases, authorities said.Killed was Steven McFarland, 23, of the 6200 block of Lexington Avenue in Pine...
Labor Party Ministers in Ireland Quit
The Irish government, which helped weave the complex peace process in Northern Ireland, unraveled Wednesday over a judicial appointment."Neither I nor any of my colleagues can vote confidence in this government," said Deputy Prime Minister Dick Spring,...
Lady Luck Casino Gets Panel Approval
Despite opposition by Kimmswick officials, the Lady Luck Casino got its preliminary plans through the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Commission.The meeting last week in the County Commission chambers was packed to overflowing with supporters and...
Laidlaw Gets Contract to Haul Waste in the City
Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc will be St. Charles' next primary trash hauler.The City Council made the selection Tuesday despite reservations by the mayor and the council member recommending Laidlaw.Council member Vicki White, 4th Ward, recommended that...
Late for Meeting, Falcons' Rison Is Suspended 1 Game
Andre Rison has had his problems this season, and they're starting to get expensive.The Atlanta Falcons' star receiver was suspended Wednesday for a game for being late to a team meeting. The action will cost him $37,000 in lost salary.Earlier this year,...
Late for Meeting, Falcons' Rison Is Suspended 1 Games
Andre Rison has had his problems this season, and they're starting to get expensive.The Atlanta Falcons' star receiver on Wednesday was suspended for a game for being late to a team meeting. The action will cost him $37,000 in lost salary.Earlier this...
Less Is More, Doctors Say to Drinkers More Than 1 a Day Labeled a Bad Idea
Doctors have some sobering news for those who think a little alcohol is good for their health: Anything more than a drink a day may be too much of a good thing.Men who had two to four drinks a week had the lowest rate of death from all causes during...
Lonesome: Many Towns Shrink Rapidly
The names appear in small print on the state highway map - Bolivia, Blackland, Pierson Station, Hervey City.Most of them once supported stores, churches, grain elevators, post offices and grade schools.Now, they consist of a few houses clustered around...
Long-Term Vision, Short-Term Flaws
Newt Gingrich, the next speaker of the House of Representatives, is one of the most vexing politicians I've every tried to figure out. His strengths - both intellectual and political - are so large and his weaknesses so glaring that they are difficult...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Mac Stock Cruising at Record Altitude Orders Reported Pending; Feds Certify MD-90 Jet
McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s stock Wednesday equaled its record high on reports of pending orders and news that the federal government had certified its new MD-90 jetliner.The company's shares closed at $142.50, up $2.75, in trading on the New York Stock...
Mallet Man
BACK in 1930, the National Broadcasting Company used the vibraphone in its Los Angeles studios primarily for sounding the three famous tones of its network ID. Then one day, Louis Armstrong, preparing to record in those studios, became curious."Louis...
Man Convicted in Killing of Student
On April 5, 1993, in the Castle Point neighborhood, Johnathon Anderson fired a rifle with a sawed-off stock into a crowd, killing high school senior Denise Decker.On Wednesday, a jury in St. Louis County Circuit Court found Anderson, 18, guilty of second-degree...
Many Wells Polluted by Seepage Thin Soil in Monroe County Allows Waste Water to Contaminate in Some Areas
Monroe County has a problem that could make some people think twice before taking a cool drink of water from a well.A third of the county has thin soil riddled with fissures and sinkholes. That means lots of waste water poured on the ground from septic...
Maritz Family Theme: Let's Make That Deal
LET'S GO TO PRESS: The Maritz family is in the buying mode. While Bill Maritz and his son, Flip, and their partners are expected to close today on the purchase of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Flip's mom, Phyllis, closes on a farm in New Haven, Mo. Meanwhile,...
Miracle of Mulching Turns Leaves into Windfall
You always misplace a few things when you move. I've misplaced my favorite Roger Williams record. Too bad, because I could be playing it now - that is, if I could find the record player. It would be most appropriate. It's the one about "Autumn Leaves."Funny...
Misuse of Asthma Drug Is Suspected in Several Deaths
A new asthma drug is suspect in the deaths of several asthma sufferers, apparently because the victims mistakenly believed the long-lasting drug would immediately relieve their breathing problems.Twenty deaths have been reported to the Food and Drug...
Morning Briefing
SW Bell Unit Moving To Texas With 175 JobsSouthwestern Bell Technology Resources Inc., the research and development subsidiary of SBC Communications Inc., said Wednesday it will move from St. Louis to Austin, Texas, relocating about 175 employees. The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
MARTINA NAVRATILOVA, who retired from tennis (singles matches, anyway) Tuesday night, compiled some impressive numbers in her 22-year career:1,438 match victories, including 74 in a row.167 tournament titles.Nine Wimbledon championships.18 Grand Slam...
Mothers, Babies in Partnership against Aids
In St. Louis, the number of cases of AIDS in infants has increased at the same time that scientists have come to believe that AIDS in babies can be almost entirely prevented. But the wonderful news about prevention, published in a recent New England...
New Program Aims to Help Students with Problems
Students in the Northwest School District soon will have another place to turn for help with personal problems.The Northwest School District has approved participation in a new Student Assistance Program through Provident Counseling Inc. to provide counseling...
New-Wave Comic Writer Has a Draw with Cancer
HARVEY PEKAR has been knocked around by life.Then death took a swing at him, in the form of cancer. He didn't strike back so much as flail wildly.Most importantly, though, he and his wife wrote it all down.The creator of the autobiographical "American...
Nhl General Managers Frustrated with Union Head
The first question to the NHL general managers Wednesday was a simple one: Are any of you optimistic the hockey season can be saved?The response: silence.Next question.A day after meeting with Commissioner Gary Bettman for an update on the National Hockey...
Nhlpa Should Have a Real Tournament Money Raised Would Go to Lockout Fund
The National Hockey League Players' Association didn't provide much thrilling action during its Four-on-Four Challenge in Hamilton, Ontario, last week - but it did learn about fund raising.The event drew more than 40,000 fans over three nights. It made...
No Butts about It; Journalists Need to Lighten Up
WE IN THE NEWSPAPER business tend to take our jobs seriously. Our expensive newspaper consultants tell us this tendency is one of the top reasons that newspaper readership is falling off a cliff, especially among those in non-serious age brackets such...
Nodding Justice Trial Begins for Man Who Says He Killed His Wife as He Was Sleeping
Can a man kill in his sleep?That question is being debated in court, where Michael Ricksgers admits that he shot his wife to death but claims that a disorder called sleep apnea caused him to do it as he slept."It's a little like sleepwalking, or talking...
Official Prayer Would Turn Public Schools into Agents of Religion
When Laura moved to the Dallas suburb of Duncanville with her family at the age of 12 and enrolled in a public junior high school, she might have been forgiven for wondering if she had made a wrong turn and ended up in 17th-century Massachusetts, where...
Official Questions Annexation of 3 Subdivisions
Three subdivisions along Old Gravois Road near the Meramec River may be in Sunset Hills or an unincorporated part of St. Louis County, depending on an official's point of view.Sunset Hills recently annexed Kennerly Manor, Rambling Oaks and Chateau Church...
Ohio Longing: Work Reflects the Hard Tug of Home
Heide Fasnacht: OhioWhere: Gallery 210, Lucas Hall, UMSLWhen: Through Nov. 23Hours: Noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.HEIDE FASNACHT'S sculptures in the shape of Ohio are a blast, even if you're not from...
Overdoing It Can Become an Exercise in Futility
CAN YOU get fat from too much exercise?It sounds crazy, but that's what Joni Johnson suggests in "Appearance Obsession," her book for people who feel inadequate because they aren't as pretty as Michelle Pfeiffer or as thin as Kate Moss.In warning the...
Paddling Won't End Youthful Vandalism
St. Louis Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. has started a petition drive to initiate public paddling of youthful vandals. This is a cruel, inhuman form of punishment that has not been used in our democratic society since the prison reform movement of the late...
Pagnozzi Takes the Gold (Glove) for Catching
After spending a year out of the loop, Cardinals catcher Tom Pagnozzi has returned to Gold Glove defensive status.Pagnozzi, the Rawlings Gold Glove winner in 1991-92, earned his third Gold Glove for his play this season. He committed just one error and...
Panel Halts Medicaid-Funded Abortions
Poor victims of rape and incest have been able to get taxpayer-funded abortions in Illinois since July, but that has changed at least for a few days, anyway.The Legislature's Joint Committee on Rules voted 9-1 on Tuesday for the immediate abolishment...
Parents Sending Signals They're Worried about Board Action, Operations
In the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District, hints abound that all is not well.For instance, parents have planted in a yard behind Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School some posters critical of the School Board.Also, some parents are organizing...
Payday New Survey Shows What People Earn What St. Louisans Earn
Average salaries for mid-level engineers in the St. Louis area slightly outpaced inflation last year, while wages for tractor-trailer drivers covered twice as much ground.The increases for the two occupations, 3.3 percent and 7.3 percent, reflect the...
People
A Brush With The Law, Part I: Actress RICKI LAKE says her night in jail involved a big sacrifice. As she told DAVID LETTERMAN: "I missed my favorite show, `Melrose Place.' "On Monday in New York, Lake and 15 others handcuffed themselves together in the...
Phish Phever
THEY'VE BEEN TOGETHER for 11 years, and touring the country for seven, but much of America has never heard of Phish. The Vermont-based quartet has never had a hit single or a gold album. Radio deejays ignore them because their sound fits no format; it's...