St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 23, 1995

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2 Police Officers Fired; One Alleges Politics Involved
The Fenton Board of Aldermen, under the mayor's recommendation, has fired two police officers.Sgt. Gary Goede and officer Billy Ray Allen lost their jobs immediately after a special meeting Jan. 4. Goede had 13 years with the department and Allen eight...
49ers Arrive with Bells at Their Fete
The prohibitive Super Bowl favorites, the mighty San Francisco 49ers, arrived here early Sunday evening.According to coach George Seifert, they're raring to go."Everybody's got an awful lot of energy," Seifert said. "I think if you were at our meal just...
49ers, Chargers Owners Pulling Strings from Afar
Not everyone can be a Jerry Jones. (Thank goodness.)You know, show up on the field during games. Hold as many news conferences as star players. Sit next to the coach in the draft room.But when you're a captain of industry and have made enough money to...
Abortion Foes on Road to Protest
About 850 Missouri residents will join tens of thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators from across the nation today at the annual National March for Life in Washington. The march is in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Jan. 22, 1973, to...
`African Portraits' Blends History with Soaring Sound, Lively Rhythm
Jazz trumpeter Hannibal Peterson's "African Portraits" got its St. Louis premier Saturday night. Andre Raphel Smith, now assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra - after having the same position here for several years, conducted a large ensemble...
Alaskan Malamutes Focus of Dog Museum's Program
Alaskan malamutes are magnificent dogs, says Diana Edwards of St. Louis. They're smart and good with children."But don't ever be tempted to buy one without giving the matter a second thought - or even a third or fourth one," said Edwards, 42, who owns...
All Aboard: Officials Ponder Single, Mass-Transit Terminal
NOWADAYS, IF you want to step off MetroLink and step onto a Greyhound bus or an Amtrak train, you're faced with a pretty long step.To make it from MetroLink to the Amtrak station downtown, you have to walk several blocks or call a cab. To make it from...
Ambush (17-4) Completes Sweep of Kansas City with 25-13 Win
The Ambush made a clean sweep of Kansas City over the weekend.On Sunday, player-coach Daryl Doran's crew defeated the Attack 25-13 in front of 3,694 in Kemper Arena. Saturday night, the Ambush beat Kansas City 23-12 before 12,750 at Kiel Center.The back-to-back...
An Old Friend: Murphy's of Clayton Good Spot to Revisit
"It's as crowded as Saturday night in the county seat!"Well, Clayton is the county seat, and the proliferation of good restaurants there in the last few years makes that saying a truism at most mealtimes. Inside office buildings and in snazzy, free-standing...
Anti-Smoking Rules Must Be Reasonable
The New York City Council passed a tough new anti-smoking law last month that will further limit the extent to which non-smokers are exposed to second-hand smoke. That is all to the good, but some of the law's other features may not be.Current law mandates...
Auto Shows Bring Dividends in Sales
Want to celebrate consumption and witness the industrial economy? Visit an auto show.At convention centers and exhibit halls from Bangkok to Brussels, automakers and their dealers are putting on pageants to the machine that changed the world. From late...
A Welcome Review for Emergency Services
Though the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services deserves criticism for how it handled the licensing of ambulance workers over the years, Department of Health officials now deserve praise for trying to clean up the bureau's operations.In recent weeks,...
Balancing the Budget Is an Idea That Won't Work
As bad as the idea of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget may be, the very idea of seeking to balance it in the first place is worse. It is a notion that ignores - and repeals - what we learned in the Great Depression.The basic lesson...
Battle against Barriers on Lindbergh Heats Up Official: Removal Would Aid Business
Bridgeton Councilman Bob Kiehl, 4th Ward, says he plans to continue his battle with the state highway department to dismantle the barriers that separate Lindbergh Boulevard south of Northwest Plaza."This is not going to get done overnight," Kiehl said....
`Big Fish' Gives Program a Read
First-graders at Belle Valley School North in Belleville listened intently as Joseph Spagnolo, state school superintendent, read to them about Norvan, the boy who scared everyone out of the water in "The Great White Man-Eating Shark."In town for a regional...
Bills Accelerate as Waldman Shifts into Passing Gear
The Billikens have only six dunks all season. They usually rely on long 3-pointers to quickly turn lethargy into energy.But St. Louis University's bomb squad missed 10 of its first 13 distant tosses Sunday at Kiel Center. The Bills got their jolt instead...
Bosnia Proves Nothing about NATO
The cease-fire in the Bosnian war is on the verge of collapse; the prospect of peace talks is dim. af The record of those institutions directly involved in attempts to end the war is poor. NATO, less an architect than a victim of the carnage, has been...
Both Abortion Camps Mark Day with Rallies
Activists on both sides of the abortion debate rallied across the nation Sunday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave women the right to an abortion.While leaders on both sides condemned violence, the tension that...
Briefs
PAGEDALE Aldermen Approve Budget Of More Than $1.5 Million</P><P>The Pagedale Board of Aldermen has approved a budget of $1,573,844 for the 1995 fiscal year, which began last October.</P><P>A 4 percent raise for Pagedale's...
Briefs Nation/world
NATION WASHINGTON Reno Prepares Suits Over Motor Voter Law</P><P>Attorney General Janet Reno is readying court actions to force a handful of states to comply with a federal law easing voter registration, administration officials said...
Cheatin' Hearts Are Tormented
I JUST took an emergency call from my exchange. When I called the person back, she could hardly talk because she was crying so hard. I told the woman to breathe deeply and tell me what was going on. She whimpered, "You've probably heard this story before,...
Chechens Rebound in Capital but Russians Control More of Countryside
The seesaw battle for central Grozny intensified Sunday, with Chechen rebels claiming to have recaptured the railway station, central market and two key government buildings.But the focus of Russian attacks widened to encompass villages in the countryside...
Chintzy Firms Are Flirting with the Art of Self-Destruction
"There is a difference between getting what you pay for and what you hope for." - Malcolm ForbesOK, I know I'm going to sound like Andy Rooney, but today I want to air some pet peeves about a few of the chintzy things that companies...
City Ems Workers Seeking Link with Fire Department Paramedics Petition Mayor's Office
St. Louis ambulance workers want to become part of the city's Fire Department.They want it so bad that 87 of 110 paramedics and emergency medical technicians signed petitions urging the city to place the St. Louis Emergency Medical Service under the...
Clever Cooks Know How to Use Spices
HERBS AND SPICES are used universally to add zest to food. To this day, in much of the world, the core of people's diets is carbohydrates - rice, potatoes, beans, barley, wheat - and a strong sauce can transform the starchy, bland bulk into something...
Clinton Is Facing Tussle on Mexican Loan Guarantee
PRESIDENT BILL Clinton's proposed $40 billion loan guarantee for Mexico will require every political chit he can muster, judging from initial reactions in the St. Louis-area congressional delegation.The area's legislators range from uncommitted to downright...
Cold Reality Skater Is First Female Athlete to Announce She Has the Virus That Causes Aids
NICOLE LESH had a secret that was killing her. She could have taken it with her to the grave, but how many lives would that have saved?So last month, Lesh, a veteran of such figure skating productions as "Snoopy's Nutcracker on Ice" at Knott's Berry...
Comment about Firefighters Being Overpaid Sparks Outcry
Union employees of Chesterfield Fire Protection District are "ludicrously overpaid," the board president wrote in a memo to fellow directors.In fact, says board president Mark Slaten, "It would be my contention that the entire firefighting profession...
Condo Owner Rues `No Children' Form Two Words Lead to Drawn-Out Court Case
Jackie Bangert thought her condominium in Brentwood was too small for children. She'd rented it to a couple with two children who moved because they needed more room. So when Bangert put her place up for rent again, she wrote on the leasing form "no...
County and Computer Set to Detect Gang Members
Gang members coming into St. Charles County are going to find a Sheriff's Department computer waiting for them.The Sheriff's Department is linked with G.I.A.N.T., the Gang Intelligence And Narcotic Tracking system of the St. Louis County Police Department.At...
County Cracks Down on Drunken Drivers
The justice system in Jefferson County has been cracking down on drunken drivers.Last week, two men convicted of driving while intoxicated and manslaughter were sent to prison. Two others were given prison sentences as persistent DWI offenders.Gene A....
County's Definiton of `a Family' to Face Closer Look Zoning Complexities May Force Revision
The word "family" no longer necessarily evokes an image from "Leave It to Beaver," with a father, mother and siblings under one roof.Because people are living together in different configurations, the definition of a family is undergoing changes in such...
Cowboys Bump and Dump Mu Oklahoma St. Puts Clamps on Tigers in Combative 85-70 Win
After the martial arts expo by the University of Missouri and Oklahoma State basketball teams had ended at throbbing Gallagher-Iba Arena on Sunday, a residue of hostility lingered."Write down that Sutherland's a jerk," one Cowboys fan screeched to reporters.Other...
Crossroads Completes the Circle with New West County Store
Crossroads Furniture filled in a big gap in store locations last week, when it opened at 14101 Manchester Road, in west St. Louis County.After establishing north, south, Illinois and St. Charles County stores, its need for a West County site stuck out...
Democrat Blasts Gop on Mexican Loan Deal Ties to Gingrich Book Called Irresponsible
REPUBLICAN THREATS to link financial support for Mexico to an end to Democratic attacks on House Speaker Newt Gingrich's book deal are the "height of irresponsibility," Sen. Christopher J. Dodd charged Sunday.Dodd, speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press,"...
Demolition Draws Mixed Reaction 151-Year-Old House's Fall Sparks Discussion of Frenchtown Preservation, History
The 151-year-old Yellow House in Frenchtown is history.Except for diehard preservationists, most residents of the area seem to be happy that the building, at 1300 and 1302 North Second Street, is being razed."Great!" said Charlene Mitchell, owner of...
Dim Sum Rings in New Year
CHINESE NEW YEAR, which falls on Jan. 31, is China's biggest holiday - and an ideal time to discover the ease with which dim sum can be prepared at home.Loosely translated as "heart's delight," dim sum is an array of appetizer-sized morsels, from meat-filled...
Dorf & Stanton Makes Its Wager on Gaming Industry
Casino Communications has been designated as the newest division of Dorf & Stanton Communications Inc.; one that the firm hopes will become the premier public relations resource for members of the gaming industry."Dorf & Stanton has extensive experience...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: My mother has been suffering from peripheral neuropathy for 10 years. It is progressing from her feet upward. The cause has not been found, although they've ruled out things such as diabetes. Can you shed some light on this terrible...
Electricity Restored to Quake Survivors Strain of Disaster Now Showing in Behavior
With electricity available almost everywhere and water at last reaching half the homes, earthquake-devastated Kobe took a first step toward normalcy today.Masami Hamaguchi, 49, an auto company executive said, "People bringing food from Osaka are coming...
Ensemble Conducts Global, Musical Tour
It might have been daybreak in colonial Williamsburg. It could have been a stroll on a spring evening in Stockholm, or a summer picnic on a grassy river bank in Nova Scotia, or a crisp fall morning in the hills of Hungary.The three-man ensemble Helicon...
Ex-Councilman Urged to Explain `Ride' Home Using Firetruck Violated Appointed Position, Critics Say
The Maryland Heights City Council is asking ex-Councilman Robert Lynch to explain why he needed to call a firetruck for a ride home from a Christmas party.Lynch is a police commissioner in Maryland Heights and board president of the Maryland Heights...
Ex-Royal Employee Peddling Juicy Tidbits More Charles-and-Di Grist Tossed into the Mill
Last weekend, Prince Charles' valet made embarrassing headlines about the royal love life. Now it's Charles' and Diana's former housekeeper taking tidbits to the tabloids.Charles and Diana weren't the only royals starring in Sunday's newspapers: The...
Family Cheers Mom's Potatoes
COOKING CAN BE challenging for Missy McKernan of St. Louis Hills - not because of any lack of culinary skills on her part but because of an abundance of palates to please.They belong to her husband, Timothy, and their four children: Tim, 18; Dan, 15;...
Federal Program Lets Students Visit Washington `Close-Up'
Close-Up, a federal program that sponsors student tours of Washington, D.C., is popular at Hazelwood West High School - so popular that the school usually has the largest contingent attending from Missouri.Students at Hazelwood West sell candy and pizza...
Feud Taxes Marissa Police
A neighborhood feud in Marissa has escalated to the point that police consider the situation a serious danger.Gary Ripley, 56, of 108 West Marissa Street, says that over the past six months neighbors have falsely accused him of poisoning their cats,...
Firefighters' Salary Talks Reach Impasse
Salary talks between firefighters and the directors of the Chesterfield Fire Protection District have broken down.On Wednesday, Firefighters Local 2665 unanimously rejected a salary proposal by the directors. Within an hour of the vote, the board moved...
First-Timers Face Burden in Super Show
Not only do the San Diego Chargers enter Super Bowl week as the biggest underdog ever against a San Francisco team expected to be the 11th successive NFC winner, but they bear an additional burden:The tradition of first-time Super Bowl entries is dismal.Twelve...
Flames Spoil Vernon's Debut against Ex-Team
At the end of the first period, the Calgary Flames knew they had played 20 terrible minutes of hockey.So they were amazed to be holding a 1-0 lead over Detroit, thanks to 16 saves by Trevor Kidd."We didn't give Trevor a lot of help in that period, and...
For Slu, It's Home with Capital H's H Waldman, Highmark Fuel Billikens' Rally Past Marquette 81-73
Kiel Center is St. Louis University's basketball home, its hoops castle. But after 15 days playing out of suitcases, the Billikens looked a bit tentative stepping back in front of friends and family Sunday night.What, did they forget to wipe their feet?...
`Four Rivers' Fabric Art Graces Lodge's Ceiling
It took three years, hundreds of yards of material and miles of thread. She wore out her back, broke 123 needles and sewed through a finger three times."I like lots of detail. It reflects the care I put in what I do," says M. Joan Lintault.She is the...
Future Is Gray in Census New Report Looks Half-Century Ahead
Today's bike trails might be wheelchair paths a half-century from now, as the number of Americans age 65 and older swells to 20 percent of the population.Or, there might just be a lot more gray-haired cyclists out there.A new Census Bureau report, "How...
Gains in Welfare-Health Move Not as Expected
Illinois could lose about $54 million next year in savings it expected from moving welfare recipients into a managed-care health program.In addition, the state has told federal regulators they will just have to wait to see details of how Illinois plans...
Giving Comfort: Stephen Ministers Are There to Listen
Susan S., 22, timidly told her Presbyterian minister she needed to talk to someone about her "down moods." He arranged for her to meet one of his congregation's trained lay ministers, called a Stephen minister.For an hour each week, a laywoman, 32, and...
Grandkids Hard to Reach by Phone or in Flesh
Dear Abby: In response to "Disappointed in Cincinnati" re: gifts for grandchildren, the writer asks for "the gift of yourself."The suggestion: to "drive over once in a while, or call to say hello."We tried "driving over" twice, and were greeted with...
Greenspan Using Interest Rates to Correct Stock Market
Alan Greenspan has figured out how the government can save itself $150 billion over the next five years. But in handing over this little gem of advice, the Federal Reserve chairman has managed to put himself in a tight corner on an issue equally dear...
Hard Work, Word of Mouth Makes This Guy Fly
Robert Guy's business card identifies him simply as an account consultant.He's actually owner and president of Robert Guy and Associates, a 2-year-old printing company in midtown St. Louis.But he uses a more modest title to avoid alienating lower-level...
Head Injuries to Teens Common, Doctor Says
Head injuries in teen-agers like Josh Trampier are all too common, says Dr. Michael J. Noetzel, a neurologist and medical director of the St. Louis Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Department.Traumatic head injuries are a leading cause of death and...
Here's How to Get the Right Kind of Tax-Time Help
Most individuals who seek paid help at filing time use commercial return-preparation services. Some of these firms do business only on a local basis, whereas others maintain offices throughout the country - the best-known being H&R Block (with which...
High Occupancy Rates Are Giving Travelers Crowded Feeling Again
Business travelers weary of packed airline flights could be facing another crowd scene in hotels across the country.That's the picture drawn by David Litman, chief executive officer of Hotel Reservations Network, a discount room booking service."The...
How Much O.J. Coverage Is Too Much for Viewers?
DOES the public still care enough to watch the O.J. Simpson trial, seven months after the initial shock of Simpson's arrest and after enough saturation news coverage to fray the case's sensationalistic edges?That question is being weighed at the highest...
John Dengler: Preserving Historic Area
Main Street historian, dreamer with a plan, open-hearted adviser and far-sighted businessman. These are a few phrases used by friends and associates to describe John Dengler.For the past 22 years, Dengler has worked tirelessly to preserve and restore...
J.R. Richard Homeless; Pals Try to Help
James Rodney Richard has known the glory of sports stardom and the difficulty of recovering from a life-threatening stroke.Now the former All-Star pitcher knows the despair of homelessness.Richard, 44, told The Houston Post he lost his house two years...
Kafelnikov Stops Martin, Advances to Quarterfinal
Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the youngest and perhaps the last of a generation of promising Russian tennis players, beat Todd Martin in straight sets today and reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.Playing from the baseline with nearly flawless precision,...
Kennedy Matriarch Dies at 104 Rose Anchored Troubled Family
Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy, matriarch of the Kennedy clan, whose faith and quiet strength saw one of America's most prominent families through three generations of political triumphs and personal tragedies, died Sunday evening (Jan. 22, 1995)...
Land Rush in County Pits Bitter Residents, Builders
Behind Phyllis Shaw's house in west St. Louis County rises a hillside scraped bare to the red clay.When it rains, a muddy mess bleeds into her backyard from the land cleared for a subdivision. The chocolate brown water has eroded the driveway, cracked...
Last-Second Ft Carries Phoenix Past Magic 111-110
Elliot Perry's free throw with four-tenths of a second left in overtime lifted the Phoenix Suns to a 111-110 victory Sunday over the Orlando Magic in a meeting of the league's two best teams.Because Perry missed the rim on his second shot, Orlando got...
Late 20-4 Run Pushes Bears by Case 95-74; 13-2 Start Is Wu's Best
Washington University basketball coach Mark Edwards knew his Bears would win Sunday's game against Case Western Reserve.He just didn't know how long it would take.The Bears fashioned a 20-4 run in the final seven minutes and beat Case 95-74 in University...
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...
Low-Fat Bean Soup Is High in Nutrition
WHEN WINTER weather is raw, no food is more soothing than a bowl of thick, warm, nutritious soup.Vegetarian white bean soup is not only soothing and nutritious, it is very low in fat and calories.Only 3 percent of the calories in this thick, full-bodied...
Madigan Facing Future, but Not as `Mr. Speaker'
MICHAEL MADIGAN SMILED almost as usual, even in the midst of events that for him were anything but usual.After 12 years of smiling the confident smile of the cat who ate - or was about to eat - the mouse, this time the longtime speaker of the Illinois...
Mental Health Services Fourfold
Dear Open Mind: I have been reading your column since moving to St. Louis several years ago and find it very educational and enlightening. I would like information about your association, such as what other services do you offer and do you have trained...
Mickelson Wins Northern Telecom Open
Phil Mickelson recovered from an inconsistent front nine Sunday to capture the Northern Telecom Open in Tucson, Ariz.Mickelson became the first man to win the same tournament as an amateur and a professional.In beating Jim Gallagher Jr. by 1 stroke,...
Monday Memo
Accountants are people, too.Sure, the average image of the accountant is that he or she is a retentive sort - a counter of things who just might happen to also be a stuffed shirt.But just because they prefer to get things exactly right doesn't mean accountants...
More Cuts Could Hurt District, Panel Warns
If the Mehlville School District makes budget cuts for next school year, it will be cutting into the bone of the educational program, a committee has concluded.In a report to the School Board, the budget reduction committee concluded that it "cannot...
More Than a Fair Share
My favorite salad-bar restaurant has two lines. Although I always get the same thing for lunch, I was puzzled at first to discover that I was charged $7.83 in one line and $8.49 in the other. The reason turned out to be that people over 55 years of age...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
DAVE ANDERSON of the New York Times writes that as "DON KLOSTERMAN remembers it, the Rams' check to settle the team's 1981 bills with Anaheim had to be at City Hall by 4 o'clock that afternoon."If not, then Klosterman, the Rams general manager, knew...
Mother's Worried about Leaving Baby near Pit Bull
Dear Ann Landers: In a few months, I will be returning to college after the birth of my son. My mother-in-law has generously offered to care for my son while I attend class for several hours each day.Since the baby will only be 6 months old, I am much...
Museum Wants to Add 100,000 Square Feet
The St. Louis Art Museum is telling City Hall it will need 100,000 square feet more space in the near future. The city had asked it to evaluate its needs for growth in Forest Park."The Museum would propose to build additional facilities for increased...
New Requirements Ok'd for Apartments, Condos
O'Fallon aldermen have set new requirements for apartment and condominium developments.Last week, the aldermen approved an ordinance calling for multifamily developments to provide security services, an entrance gate, vehicle stickers for tenants, recreation...
Newspaper: Carolina Gets Steelers Aide
Dom Capers, the Pittsburgh Steelers assistant who helped build one of the NFL's best defenses, will be hired today as coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers, The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday.The Panthers have scheduled a news conference for today...
Notebook
Unreliable Witnesses</P><P>Police, prosecutors and jurors would do well to be wary of eyewitness identification of criminals if the witness claims to have worked hard to recover the memory, a recent study shows.</P><P>The most...
Obituaries
Patricia Longacre</P><P>Patricia Ann Longacre, 53, of St. Charles, died Monday (Jan. 16, 1995) at her home.</P><P>Mrs. Longacre was a licensed practical nurse for two years at Delmar Gardens West in Creve Coeur.</P><P>A...
On Splitting Hairs: `Mustache Defense' Could Help Griffin
AN ASTUTE reader took me to task last week.In a letter that was published Friday, he criticized a column I had written about Bekki Cook, Missouri's new secretary of state."If a man stands up for his convictions, he is tough and decisive. If a woman fights...
Panel and Audience Debate Right to Know vs. Right to Privacy
SHOULD REPORTERS or the public be allowed to examine driving records of school bus drivers in Missouri, as they can now? What about ambulance workers' driving records? How about your own drivers license data: age, address and any driving restrictions?Should...
Party Circuit Designed for Those with Stamina
WHEN I go to a party, I don't like to stand around eating bait off crackers and talking about how I always remember to change my smoke alarm on my birthday. All I want to do is find a soft chair - preferably next to a dip I recognize - and relax.Sadly,...
People
North Korea has invited President BILL CLINTON'S half brother ROGER CLINTON to display his pop singing style at a sports festival this spring, but the White House says it probably won't happen.North Korea's semiofficial Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee...
Pool to Stay Open, but Cut in Hours Set
The Musick Park Pool at Latty Avenue and North Hanley Road will remain open despite the budget concerns of the Hazelwood City Council.But this summer, city will change its program and cut back on its hours. Its season will run from the end of school...
Priests Have Yet to Accept Views Andrew M. Greeley Longs for Kind Words from Peers
ENSCONCED ON a billowy Queen Anne-style sofa in a marvelously appointed foyer at the Four Seasons Hotel, the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley, best-selling author-priest, breathed a long, humming sigh and complained that nothing bedevils a working cleric more...
Problems in Audit Remain Unresolved
A spokesman for State Auditor Margaret Kelly says that Velda Village Hills did not correct problems noted in an audit in 1986 and many of the same problems were reported in an audit completed last year.The spokesman, Frank Ybarra, said in an interview...
Pro-Found Mood of St. Louis Is a Trip for Bills
It's looking up, St. Louis. We've gotten healthy and hungry in a hurry. In a matter of weeks, this city went from having no pro sports to just about every pro sport except for the National Basketball Association.And if Charlie Spoonhour took St. Louis...
Promises Will Figure in Carnahan Campaign
POLITICIANS CAN read a lot into election results on yes-or-no questions. When the issue was curbing tax increases, Gov. Mel Carnahan got an eyeful.That's why the architect of one of Missouri's largest tax increases enacted without voter approval now...
Pull out Pasta for Easy Dinner
ALTHOUGH WEEKNIGHT cooking is about as popular as grocery shopping at 9 a.m. on a Saturday morning, it's sometimes unavoidable. But with a little planning, a weeknight meal can be a delightful, healthy and relaxing alternative to eating out or dialing...
Put It on the P.A
Kristy Brown, a student at Riverview Gardens High School, and Sam Snyder, a student at McCluer High School, were winners in an essay and poster contest sponsored by Ford Credit Co. Kristy took third place and a $200 savings bond in the poster competition....
Quest for Preparing Low-Fat Food Begins with Right Ingredients
THERE'S A SERIOUS quest these days for ways to reduce the fat in cooking.The right ingredients, the right cookware and the right cooking methods all can help.For instance, liquids can replace the fat in cooking. Water, defatted chicken stock, vegetable...
Quintet: Eclectic, Energetic, Evocative
Technically there were only five musicians on stage Saturday night at the St. Louis Symphony Music School, but in unison the 30 strings of the Washington Guitar Quintet produced a rich and orchestral sound unusual for such a small ensemble of acoustic...
Radio Active: Changing Your Format's a Snap
Radio enjoys a flexibility that no other medium has. KSD-AM (550) proved it this month by converting itself at the flip of a switch from an all-news station to a format dubbed "modern middle-of-the-road."You'd raise your eyebrows if tomorrow's Post-Dispatch...
Reader Shares Recipe for Zesty Crab Cakes
THESE CRAB CAKES are spiked with chiles and studded with corn, then served with a spicy tartar sauce.Pamela Schumacher of Monett, Mo., was looking for the recipe for the crab cakes served at Casa Gallardo Grill in the Galleria. Diane Friedmeyer of Chesterfield...
Reformed Sinner Sees the Light on Credit Excess
I opened the envelope and nearly fell on the floor. There was a $1,300 MasterCard bill.The shame of it.I am the finance reporter for the Post-Dispatch; the guy who piously preaches thrift and calls on spenders to repent.Like a TV minister nabbed in a...
Religious Leaders Unite in Proclamation
Setting aside doctrinal differences that usually keep them at arm's length, the Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, bishop of the Belleville Catholic Diocese, and more than two dozen other leaders of other religious denominations recently joined in signing a "protect...