St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 29, 1995

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$50 Million Award in Harassment Case Former Employee at Wal-Mart Wins Verdict in Federal Court
A federal court jury awarded $50 million in punitive damages on Wednesday to a former Wal-Mart employee who had said she was sexually harassed while working at a store in Warsaw, Mo.The employee, Peggy Kimzey, 47, wept after the eight-member jury handed...
700 Roses Glow at Hazelwood Tour Home
I was a little late for the tour of the Rose Society of Greater St. Louis. About 24 hours late.June has been travel time for me with two out-of-town antique shows and a weekend in between for a flying visit to the Washington area to see grandson Brian...
'96 Preview: Clinton TV Ads Already Here
THE FUTURE is now.The presidential election may be 16 1/2 months away, but President Bill Clinton's re-election campaign has targeted Missouri, Illinois and 10 other states to begin advertising early on.On Tuesday, Clinton campaign ads began airing on...
A Blast.But Not from the Past
If the lineup of music at Fair St. Louis is a little geezerish for your taste, you can slide on over to Laclede's Landing for four days of free outdoor shows that cater a bit more to modern-rock sensibilities.And you can still make it back to the Arch...
A Compliment for Small Compliments That Make Us Feel Good
A FRIEND OF mine has no use for compliments. He doesn't need them, doesn't give them and holds in some disdain those who do.Sometimes, trying to match his macho, I pretend to share his sentiments, but actually, I like compliments. I like them a lot....
A Gingrich Who Is Compassionate
Much like her brother Newt and her mother, Kathleen, Candace Gingrich just sort of burst on the scene one day. Perhaps taking the American public by storm runs in the Ginrich genes. Unlike her brother and mother, however, Candace plays no games and pulls...
Airplane Threat Just a Prank, Unabomber Says
After throwing air travel and mail delivery into chaos with a threat to blow up a plane out of Los Angeles, the Unabomber said it was all just "one last prank."The New York Times said late Wednesday that it received a letter in which the Unabomber took...
Aldermen Oppose Plan by Chaminade
A plan by Chaminade College Preparatory School to build a storage facility has stirred controversy even before the matter is considered by officials in Creve Coeur.The Frontenac Board of Aldermen has passed a resolution opposing the plan because the...
A Little Girl Tells Her Terrible Secret
ANGELIE is 11, and she is small for her age.A charming, intelligent fourth-grader, she and her parents have kept a terrible secret from her friends, their families and the community:Angelie is HIV-positive. She was infected at birth."I'm scared how people...
A Major Shake-Up in Britain
Bold is not usually a word used in reference to British Prime Minister John Major, but that's precisely the word to describe his recent high-stakes political gamble. Last Thursday, Mr. Major surprised everyone when he announced his resignation as leader...
A Matter of Patience
Until a couple of years ago, Doyle Bramhall was known (if he was known at all) mostly as a model sideman and a sometime collaborator with Austin's favorite pair of brothers, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.And, maybe, because his son, Doyle Bramhall II,...
Americans Drink Only Slightly Less Milk, despite Bst off 1 Pound per Person per Year
Flat sales may be the bane of most companies, but for the dairy industry a negligible change in fluid milk consumption is better than what has happened in recent years.New government figures show that each American consumed only slightly less fluid milk...
A Part of Them Died Right There, in Old Valmeyer
BESIDE THE FRESH RUBBLE of his neighbor's house, a slight, balding man in rose-tinted bifocals steps out of a silver Cadillac. The wife stays in the air-conditioned car, windows up."You with the demolition?" the man asks Mike Puchbauer, who is pouring...
Appointees Give Edgar $800,000
Gov. Jim Edgar's appointees to state boards and commissions have given more than $800,000 to his campaign coffers over four years. People running the Illinois toll-way system have been the most generous.Eight current and former members of the Illinois...
At Your Service from Past to Present, This Store Has Style
STYLE: discovering what all of Europe has known, that champagne tastes better at room temperature, and room temperature in Europe is about 55 degrees.Style: finding your way to The Service Bureau of St. Louis in its newest incarnation in a storefront...
Auto Pact, Microsoft Delay Whipsaw Stocks
Stocks rose for the first time in four days Wednesday after the U.S. and Japan announced they had reached a trade agreement intended to widen access to Japanese markets for U.S. exporters.The accord, which canceled $5.9 billion worth of U.S. tariffs...
Black Leaders, Others Weigh in on Jones Indictment Some Believe Comptroller Was Singled out; Others Reserve Judgment until Court Decides the Case
IS ST. LOUIS COMPTROLLER Virvus Jones' indictment a black-and-white issue?Interviews suggest shades of gray.From Fairground Park to Kingshighway, barbershops and small businesses have been buzzing with theories as to why Jones was charged with misuse...
Board Oks Compressed-Natural-Gas Pump
Trucking fleets in search of a fueling place for alternative-fueled vehicles can expect to find a compressed-natural-gas pump open for business at the Laclede Gas Company at 4118 Shrewsbury Avenue as early as September.The Shrewsbury Board of Alderman...
Bond Firm Partner Enters Guilty Plea
JOSEPH N. BARNES, a St. Louis native whose bond firm has handled several major St. Louis projects, has pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges.Barnes pleaded guilty in New York on June 2 to charges of failing to file income tax returns for three years.He...
Bond Firm Partner Enters Guilty Plea
One of the witnesses in the federal prosecution of city Comptroller Virvus Jones is expected to be Joseph N. Barnes, a bond lawyer whose firms have given Jones $24,000 in campaign contributions.Barnes' firms have won several major contracts from the...
Bon Jovi
Reviews from across the country of the rock band that performs Aug. 23 at Riverport. New York Times:</P><P>Bon Jovi is a streamlined pop machine, offering mild thrills and solid entertainment via simple, anthemic songs and abundant ...
Books on Tape
"CONTINUE LAUGHING" A novel by Carl Reiner (3 hours, abridged, Dove Audio, $17.95)</P><P>If an ambitious young man is working at a sewing machine factory as a go-fer, you expect him to fantasize about being a matinee idol.</P><P>But...
Breathing Easy Young Transplant Recipient Rolls into Town
Sunglasses resting on his rosy, freckled cheeks, 13-year-old Justin Bauserman glided up to St. Louis Children's Hospital on in-line skates, in for tests this week.A year ago, Justin's emaciated, 44-pound frame rolled on gurneys through the hospital halls....
Bridge Work Stirs Fear about Road
Kirkwood plans to rebuild the Highland Avenue bridge, and wants the road to return to a through street. But Des Peres officials have concerns about safety on the road that runs through both cities.Kirkwood Mayor Marge Schramm has sent a letter to Des...
Briefs
MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT AID 21 More Missouri Counties Added To Eligibility List</P><P>The Missouri Department of Labor has added 21 more counties to the list of areas eligible for disaster unemployment aid.</P><P>The aid is...
Briefs
BASE CLOSINGS Clinton Under Pressure On Two Fronts</P><P>President Bill Clinton was pushed from both sides on base closings Wednesday, with some California legislators appealing for him to reject the latest package and others demanding...
Briefs
HOUSING AUTHORITY St. Louis' Director To Go To Agency In New Orleans</P><P>The board of the Housing Authority of New Orleans approved a new management team Wednesday despite criticism about the new administrators' salaries. One of the...
Briefs
BASE CLOSINGS Clinton Under Pressure On Two Fronts</P><P>President Bill Clinton was pushed from both sides on base closings Wednesday, with some California legislators appealing for him to reject the latest package and others demanding...
British Sleaze Hounds Splash in La
IT'S 3 p.m., Pacific Standard Time: In a paper-strewn office overlooking the Pacific, Gazza and Kev are watching the clock and restlessly flicking through British tabloids: a slow day. Suddenly, the radio news announces that on Easter Sunday afternoon...
Budget Cut Could Cost U.S. Plenty Plan to Hike Rates Might Cripple Federal Flood Insurance Program
Tucked into a corner of the GOP blueprint for balancing the federal budget is a provision that could nearly double the rates that the majority of Illinoisans and Missourians pay for federal flood insurance.Congressional budget-cutters claim that raising...
Bugs in the Park Shuttle Buses Transport Visitors to Forest Park Sites
Summer means the bugs are out in force at Forest Park. But these creepy crawlers are welcome sights.We're talking "Shuttle Bugs," the park's trendy mini-buses that transport visitors from venue to venue and are painted to look like ladybugs.The shuttles...
Canteen Township Missing $100,000
Illinois State Police agents are investigating the apparent embezzlement of up to $100,000 from Canteen Township office funds in the two years that ended in March 1994 - and thousands more may have been taken after that, authorities said Wednesday.They...
Celebrate! There's a Special Day for Everyone
You say you want to take a day off work but can't think of an excuse? Think a little harder. There are thousands of special days waiting to be commemorated in your own special way.Celebrating special days and events has been an American tradition since...
Change Urged for Project in Wildwood
The St. Louis County Planning Commission is recommending a change in requirements for a subdivision in the Wildwood area to allow the developer to keep more trees and increase the price of his houses.The commission last week said the County Council should...
City Seeks Study on Plan for `Bridge' Council Is to Consider Flow-Through Request
Portage des Sioux has asked the St. Charles County Council for help in getting a feasibility and engineering study for a permanent flow-through on Portage Road.Councilwoman Shirley Sisco, R-2nd District, said the council would consider the request at...
Classical Kitchen Has Become Popular
KITCHEN DESIGN IN the past decade has simultaneously changed a great deal and remained essentially the same. The most popular looks, it seems, are either the "new classical kitchen" or the latest updating of the all-white, no-nonsense workspace.I don't...
Commercial Development in Area Ok'd
The St. Louis County Planning Commission has approved plans for a commercial development in an area of west St. Louis County that will soon become Wildwood.Councilman Greg Quinn, R-District 7, who represents the area, opposes the plan. "It's not a good...
Concerts under the Dome
Musicians may debate its acoustic merits, but the Religious Center at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville is certainly a dramatic indoor space.The 40-foot, blue-glass geodesic dome, constructed in 1971 and designed by the visionary R. Buckminster...
Crowded Pools Boost Idea of Id Cards for Residents, but Revenue May Suffer
St. Charles City Councilman Richard Baum has about a month to find out how much community support he can find for a municipal identification card for residents.Baum, of Ward 6, told council members Tuesday that he wanted the city to look into offering...
Curb Backed on Suits by Stockholders Senate Vote Puts Measure in Conference Committee
The Senate voted by a decisive margin Wednesday to curb stockholders' suits against companies and their accountants. Backers said the bill was sorely needed to stop frivolous suits, but consumer groups called it likely to stifle legitimate complaints.The...
Dance of History Witches Ties Medieval Persecution to the Issues of Today
If you were a single female who showed affection to your pet cat, would you have been burned as a witch? If you refused a gentleman suitor, could he have had you boiled in oil?Granted, these situations occurred nearly 500 years ago. But they may haunt...
Darwinian Survival Theory Applies to Some Gardens
Summer here in northern Colorado brings the threat of tornadoes, devastating hail and drought.Lauren Springer is unperturbed. Her lush one-third-acre cottage gardens can withstand such onslaughts because she's chosen plants that are up to the challenge.There's...
Day by Day
TODAY COUNTY FAIR - The Warren County Fair runs from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Warren County Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Road, Warrenton. Country western performer David Allen Coe performs at 8 p.m. Also featured are a livestock auction, country...
Decisive Blast in Ninth Shows There Is Justice
David Justice hit a two-run homer with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Expos on Wednesday.Fred McGriff walked to open the inning before Justice hit his seventh home run of the season,...
Democrats Join Gop on Reform Senators See Savings in Fighting Red Tape
Some Democrats in the Senate have joined Republicans on a revised regulatory-reform plan that one participant likens to a tax break for all Americans."This issue goes right to the family pocketbook," said Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas.The Democrats...
Democrats Rip Medicare Plan
House Democratic leaders lashed out Wednesday at the Republican proposal to scale back Medicare, saying the GOP budget drastically would reduce the ability of older Americans to afford health care.The balanced budget plan that Congress is expected to...
Despite Deadline, Board Delays Making Decision on District Employee Pay Hikes
The Pattonville School District is still negotiating raises for its employees for next school year despite the fact that the new budget year starts Saturday.Board members were scheduled to approve increases for teachers, administrators and other employees...
Despite Shortcomings, United Nations Is a Unique Achievement
The memorabilia on exhibit here in the War Memorial Veterans Building, where 50 years ago this week the Charter of the United Nations was signed, include any number of fascinating documents, journals and photos. But the buzz among the tourists on the...
Disney Hits.And Misses Most of the Recent Blockbusters Don't Measure Up to the Classics
The Disney hype machine has cranked out yet another must-see: "Pocahontas." Judging from the marketing and promotion blitz, you'd think this was the 'toon world's equivalent of "Gone With the Wind."Since the Disney animation renaissance that began in...
Dispute Erupts over Moving of Manchester Signal
A dispute about moving a traffic light on Manchester Road to serve a proposed shopping center has stirred controversy in the St. Louis County Planning Commission.Midland Acquisitions Inc. is planning to build the shopping center across from its recently...
Doctors to Teach, Learn in Latvia at White House, Area Physicians Formalize Medical Exchange Program
St. Louis area doctors participating in a new exchange program with Latvia say they're looking forward to helping doctors in that former Soviet republic - and they expect to bring home ideas for making U.S. health care more efficient, too.American doctors...
Down to the Hills in Boats Missouri Ozark Streams Brim with Possibilities
The brink of a big holiday weekend probably seems like an odd time to write about going canoeing. Missouri Ozark streams are crowded enough on most summer weekends - who would want to put up with the holiday masses.Maybe so, but it's been our experience...
Drip Irrigation Saves Water, and It's Healthier for Plants
The gardener who can do a thorough job of watering with hose in hand is rare indeed.Every square foot of garden needs about a half-gallon of water at each watering, so to water this way you would have to keep the hose fixed on one area for two minutes...
Edgar Confident about School Suit
Gov. Jim Edgar is confident state legislation aimed at Chicago's schools will withstand constitutional challenges contained in a federal lawsuit filed by the Chicago Teachers Union, his spokesman says."The governor feels very strongly that any challenges...
Edgewood Targeting Gambling Addiction
CURING: Edgewood Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Program expects to launch an outpatient program for gambling addiction within six weeks. Edgewood hopes to expand its work into the community and specifically in schools. Reasoned an Edgewood staffer,...
Error Binge Is Puzzling to Cooper
In 59 games this season, the Cardinals have made 51 errors. More than one-fourth of them, 13, have been committed by third baseman Scott Cooper - who was acquired largely for his defense.Inasmuch as one of every four balls is not hit to third base, this...
Fabulous Fourth Communities across the Area Celebrate the Holiday
Fair St. Louis may be the biggest show in town, but you've got a lot of alternatives when it comes to Fourth of July celebrations.The Fair Formerly Known as VP runs Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday on the Arch grounds overlooking the Mississippi, with the...
Fair St. Louis
"It seems like I'm starting over again," Tom Jones was saying. "It feels the same as it did in the '60s when people first heard what I was doing and said, `Wow, this is a great voice, a great singer, we love this.'"Young people who have never heard me...
Fellow Travelers Todd Rundgren's Loyal Fans Have Helped Him Keep Keepin' On
Todd Rundgren's cult following may be less visible than the Deadheads, but the Rundgren fans are just as obsessive.They have created a worldwide network, discussing their idol on computer bulletin boards, publishing the Utopia Times (a newsletter dedicated...
Fired Up? Cards Lose 5th in Row Astros' Hampton Applies 9-0 Cuffs
Now who should get fired?"You can probably start with me," said Cardinals catcher Tom Pagnozzi. "I got blamed for everything under the last guy."Pagnozzi is hitting .206, but he was on the bench and, therefore, immune from scrutiny Wednesday. But the...
Flea Seed, Oak Button Are Sweeping the Area
Q: I'm experiencing something odd with a large bur oak in my back yard. For several days there has been a "rain" of what appears to be tiny mustard seeds coming from the tree. In some places they actually cover the ground, and some of the leaves have...
For Trans World Airlines, It's Chapter 11 Again Bankruptcy Protection Planned in an Agreement with Creditors
Trans World Airlines said Wednesday that it would soon file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, its second such filing in 3 1/2 years. The airline will continue flying and passengers should see no immediate change in service.TWA has been losing money for years,...
Give That 30-Year-Old Son 30 Days to Leave Den
Dear Abby: My wife has a 30-year-old son from a previous marriage. I'll call him "Jerry." For the last three years, we have been raising Jerry's 10-year-old daughter with little or no help from him.Jerry is now in the process of divorce, and he's moved...
Gop Plan Pits State against State
The outcome of Washington's welfare-reform debate may be shaped more by fiscal reality than ideology. Experts have predicted as much almost from the day then-House Minority Leader Newt Gingrich proposed in his Contract With America that welfare be changed...
Heritage of Pride Owner of Gerard's Learned His Trade during 15 Years at Al Baker's
The old Al Baker's sign on the dining-room wall is larger than Gerard's own sign on the front of the building, but Gerard Whatton spent 15 years at Baker's and the pink-neon tribute has a certain familiar resonance to a great many St. Louisans.Whatton...
House Gop Leader Won't Step Down Expects to Be Cleared of DWI Charges
House Republican Leader Mark Richardson, arrested last month in Arkansas for drunk driving, said Wednesday he won't step down from his leadership post because he expects to be cleared of the charges.The Poplar Bluff lawmaker also disputed a letter that...
In a Funk the Lives and Loves of Les Moore
I always thought more of you, Les. I'm not completely unsympathetic, mind you; I'm familiar with your history. For years, you've labored in the shadow of your better-known pal and roommate, Funky Winkerbean. And when the media spotlight finally found...
Irons Exit Stirs Strong Memories among Rivals
Floyd Irons' impending resignation as Vashon basketball coach brings to an end a colorful era.Irons, promoted last week to principal at Vashon, has said he will resign as basketball coach before the 1995-96 school term. Thus ends a 22-year run of 537...
Ito Calls Recess, Threatens Prosecution with Sanctions but New `Knockout Evidence' Is Not Expected from Team
The judge in the O.J. Simpson trial, seething at a prosecutor for springing surprise evidence, abruptly called a recess Wednesday.He threatened sanctions against the prosecution for withholding pictures they allege link Simpson's clothes to fibers found...
It Seems Simple . . . National Gallery Show Gives Context to Work of Piet Mondrian
THE mega-exhibition of Piet Mondrian has traveled from his native land to his promised land, seeking an audience in the United States more willing to warm to his detached, cold masterpieces."Piet Mondrian: 1872-1944" is on view at the National Gallery...
Jackson's Troubles Mount, This Time against Astros 6-2
Just last year Danny Jackson of the Cardinals and Houston's Doug Drabek were two of the top 10 starting pitchers in the National League, both appearing in the All-Star Game.And they had much in common this season as they opposed each other Tuesday night.Jackson...
Joe's Goes beyond Just the Basics
JOE'S STARTED with a small idea and turned it into a big business.The company, a knit division of N.C. Love, Los Angeles, was among the first to introduce the baby T-shirt to the junior and contemporary markets.What started as eight styles in November...
Jumer's Proposal for Casino Falls Short, Officials Say
St. Charles County officials are convinced that a $60 million casino development proposed by Jumer's of St. Charles is not enough to satisfy the Missouri Gaming Commission, which issues licenses required for a casino to operate in the state.A project...
Just for Kids
Maybe you're the type of person who doesn't have the time, or perhaps even the inclination, to get on the 'net and go surfing, and you really only glance here to see if there's something your kid would be interested in, especially something you can feel...
Kc-St. Louis Trains to Run Twice a Day Round-Trip Service Had Been Limited since April
Amtrak will resume running two round-trip trains per day between St. Louis and Kansas City beginning on Saturday, using an additional $1 million from the Legislature.Mel Sundermeyer, state transportation director, said the date of the resumption was...
Lady's Day Julie Iler to Check out College Hockey
College hockey powers seldom covet a high school star from ice-sparse St. Louis.Especially when the standout - after a recent growth spurt - stands 5 feet 2 and weighs 110 pounds dripping with sweat.Yet at the end of August, defenseman Julie Iler of...
Lambert Passengers Fret over Bomb Threat in La
A terrorist's threat to blow up a plane at Los Angeles International Airport was causing concern among travelers Wednesday at Lambert Field.Sara Canavan of Webster Groves returned to St. Louis from Los Angeles International on Wednesday afternoon. She...
Lazy Summer Days Not at the Art Museum
Summer may be a slow season for many businesses but not for the St. Louis Art Museum, which features a variety of activities - from gallery talks to music - in July and August.Many coincide with the museum's current "Made in America" exhibit, which looks...
Lee Smith's Save Streak Ends as Rangers Rally
Lee Smith's record save streak was snapped at 19 games when the Texas Rangers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the California Angels 9-8 on Wednesday night.Will Clark hit a two-run double that tied it."I'm man enough...
Many Happy, Few Thrilled by Last-Minute Auto Deal
Both cheers and scorn greeted the new American-Japanese trade agreement that could increase the sale of U.S. autos and auto parts. gCooper Industries Inc., an auto parts manufacturer with a plant in Chesterfield, believes that its sales to Japan will...
Measure on Flag Flies in House Vote Favors Ban on Desecration
In a gesture timed for the Fourth of July holiday, the House overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment Wednesday designed to protect the American flag from burning and other forms of desecration.The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would...
Medicaid Cap Hits Hospices They Saved Taxpayers $14 Million, Some Say
Hospice care saved Illinois taxpayers more than $14.1 million in hospital costs last year - savings that would be lost under the new Medicaid limits in the state budget, according to the Illinois State Hospice Organization.Two weeks ago, the Illinois...
Meeting Set Tonight to Finish Business Cut Short by Protest
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen will reconvene tonight to conclude a meeting cut short Monday night when three aldermen walked out in protest of Mayor Diane Hertlein's method of appointments.Hertlein said on Tuesday: "I have called the other side...
Meet the Rams
SEAN LANDETA, PUNTER NFL Experience: 11th year College: Towson State Hometown: Baltimore, Md. Age: 33 Height: 6-0 Weight: 210</P><P>Most Memorable Football Experience: "I think any player has to consider the day he finally makes...
Memo Advises Agencies on Affirmative Action Many Programs Will Fall, Employees Suspect
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT raised the prospect Wednesday that many federal affirmative action programs could not survive a constitutional challenge.A 37-page memo was sent to top legal officers of all government departments and commissions. It is the first...
Monsanto to Buy Large Stake in Rival Calgene a Competitor in Plant Engineering
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it would buy nearly half of Calgene Inc., a major rival, in a deal that both companies said would enhance research and marketing of genetically engineered plants.Monsanto will buy 49.9 percent of the Davis, Calif., biotechnology...
Morning Briefing
U.S. Top Debtor; Brits Hold Most U.S. Investments</P><P>The United States maintained its position as the largest debtor nation last year as the gap widened between foreign holdings in the United States and American assets abroad.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Rumors are heating up that MIKE TYSON's comeback "fight" against PETER McNEELEY will be pushed back from Aug. 19 to October, reports MICHAEL KATZ, who pens pugilism prose for the New York Daily News. Why? Because deals still are pending for cable distributors...
Mountie Mouse Disney to Safeguard Image of Canada's Finest
Dudley Do-Right and Donald Duck? They won't be on joint patrols quite yet, but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have hired Walt Disney Co. to oversee the licensing and marketing of the Mounties' image.The news was greeted with ridicule and anger in...
Mum, Mini-Cyclamen Make `Superior' List
A garden mum, Christine from Yoder Brothers, and a mini-cyclamen, Miracle Salmon from Goldsmith Seeds, are being added to the FloraStar list of superior potted plants, making a dozen in all. Three were announced last year.Among those participating in...
Murray's Homer Leads Tribe's Sweep over Kc
Lee Smith's record save streak was snapped at 19 games when the Texas Rangers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and beat the California Angels 9-8 on Wednesday night.Will Clark hit a two-run double that tied it."I'm man enough...
Mushroom Collecting: Season's Not over Yet
Mushroom lovers, don't hang up those gunnysacks yet!Though morels have come and gone, some of nature's most succulent mushrooms will pop out in the months to come, says Southern Illinois University at Carbondale's preeminent mushroom man."There are actually...
Music Notes
IT'S NO HOOT</P><P>Who's Hootie?</P><P>Well, nobody really.</P><P>But Darius Rucker, lead singer for Hootie & the Blowfish, wishes people would stop asking that question.</P><P>"I feel sorry for Darius,"...
Music Spotlight Talking with Parm Seeram, Owner of Club 367
Q: How did you get involved with Club 367? A: A few years back, I was driving and stopped to give a man a lift whose car had broken down. As we were driving, he told me about some of his troubles; there had been a death in his family and he was...
Neat Edges Take Work, but They're Worth It
Garden edges are both transitions and barriers. A garden edge defines a vegetable garden, flower garden or groups of shrubs and trees as "islands" amid a sea of lawn (or vice versa).But grasses and other invasive plants incessantly attempt to cross every...
Netting the Dead in Search of Answers on the Internet
Hundreds of bands have home pages on the Internet, but none are dissected as thoroughly as the Grateful Dead.A trip through the Net shows Deadheads firmly entrenched in its nodes and optical fibers, where they track concerts, analyze solos, annotate...
New Law Aims to Limit Highway Building Costs
A NEW MISSOURI law should save taxpayers money by preventing land development from driving up the cost of highway construction, the bill's sponsor said Wednesday."It will save millions, no doubt about it," said Sen. Ted House, D-St. Charles. "It will...
New Views, Familiar Faces Petty and Paula, Madonna and Elton Vying for Video Airtime
Even though MTV, in honor of the release of Michael Jackson's "HIStory," turned itself into MJTV for a week, the self-appointed King of Pop is far from the only veteran artist showcased in new videos these days.David Bianculli of the New York Daily News...
Nibbles
Doughnuts In The Perk Rick Maltz, a newcomer to the St. Louis restaurant scene, has teamed with Paul Martorelli of Billiken Benchclub/Bullfeather's fame to create Forest Perk Cafe, which should be ready by the end of August.</P><P>Martorelli...
Nite Lite Nick at Nite Rewinds 10 Years of Classic TV
Insomniacs love it. So do kids. And nostalgia freaks, of course.But behind closed doors, with the blinds tightly drawn, even the intellectuals among us often click off PBS and the Discovery Channel and onto ... Nick at Nite.In 10 years, the little cable...