St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 28, 1995

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2 Sides Trade Suits over Title Company
The legal battle between James P. Davis and Realtor Gordon Gundaker and his allies continues to escalate.Davis and Gundaker, along with a relative of Gundaker's, Donald R. Williams, were partners in the once-mighty Community Title Co. of St. Louis.In...
30 Area Women Beijing Bound
ABOUT 30 WOMEN from the St. Louis area will be among the 35,000 observers at the international women's meeting that begins Wednesday in China.There's little likelihood that they'll get lost in the crowd. They all have strong views about the role of women...
5 Million Americans in Jail or on Parole, Probation, U.S. Says
A record 5.1 million Americans were either behind bars or on probation or parole at the end of last year, the Justice Department reported Sunday.Prisons and jails are overflowing, and the use of supervision in the community is rising.The total number...
Academic Problems Waylay Mu's Best Laid Juco Plans
Harold Jones, Ed Flanagan and Henry Thomas had similar visions of college. Their dreams included 45,000 fans watching them play football on autumn Saturday afternoons and make game-winning plays. They would enjoy Big Man On Campus status.But each overlooked...
All in the Family Parkway West's Brock Follows in Several Footsteps
When Parkway West High running back Emory Brock scored a touchdown in a recent scrimmage, he had reason to celebrate.Brock, the son of baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock, is a senior but will begin just his second season of organized football when West...
A Meal for the Cook Who's on a Vacation
WHEN I'M ON vacation, I love to cook. Finally, life slows down.Mornings I sit on the beach and sift through recipes I've collected throughout the year. Afternoons find me stirring pots and turning fresh peaches into pie.At least that's how it goes for...
Are You Worrying Enough?
Not long ago, the cover of Fortune magazine called out this question: "ARE YOU PAID ENOUGH?" And just in case you were tempted to shrug and say, "Yeah, I guess so," it went ahead, right there on the cover, and told you what an underachieving schmo you...
Aspirin Is Good Choice for First Aid in Heart Attacks
Q. I thought I was having a heart attack last week. I had been playing tennis in weather that was too hot and muggy for my own good.I experienced chest pain and got scared enough to call my doctor. He said to take an aspirin and meet him at the hospital....
At Long Last, Real Soldiers on Ramparts
No more dress rehearsals. No more tryouts. No more excuses. The final cuts have been made, and the football is for real now. The Rams are uptight. Combat mentality has set in. The Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club is a fortress, filled with overstimulated, wild-eyed...
Beefy Eberhart Doubles His Pleasure at Mehlville
At age 7, Jason Eberhart showed uncommon ability playing football for the Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club."The first time he touched the football, he ran 78 yards for a touchdown," said Robert Eberhart, Jason's father."I always believed he would play football....
Blanchard Sees Something Amiss in Cut by Saints
Kicker Cary Blanchard felt he took an unkind cut Sunday, the day NFL teams had to pare their rosters to 53 players.Blanchard was let go by the New Orleans Saints despite making all of his tries inside the 50-yard line during the preseason. The kicker...
Bosnian General Decries U.S. Plan for Peace
As U.S. envoys began a new push for peace, Bosnia's army commander questioned whether the West was capable of ending his country's war.In some of the most skeptical comments to date by Bosnian officials, the army commander, Gen. Rasim Delic, said Sunday...
Boston College Trampled 38-6 by Ohio State
One day after Michigan opened the college football season with a last-second victory, another Big Ten Conference power opened its season with a rout.No. 12 Ohio State pounded No. 22 Boston College 38-6 Sunday in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium....
Bradley on Target in His Indictment of Political Process
Traveling briefly in my native state of North Carolina recently, I found that old friends were far more interested in Bill Bradley's unexpected withdrawal from the Senate than in the headline-hogging hurricane at their doorstep.Why? After reading Bradley's...
Brendan Shanahan Signs off Thousands Bid Farewell to Former Blues Star
For more than an hour after his charity softball classic ended Sunday evening, Brendan Shanahan slowly worked his way down a plastic barricade teeming with fans on the field at the St. Louis University Sports Complex.He posed for pictures. He signed...
Briefs
WORLD MONTSERRAT Isle Of Fright: First Volcano Sputters, Now Iris Roars</P><P>After shuddering and spewing gas and ash, the Soufriere Hills volcano fell silent Sunday on Montserrat as evacuees sang hymns and waited for the torrential...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Drs. Chris Heeb and Tim Knuutila have opened Family Physicians - Northwest at the Plaza at DePaul Shopping Center, 12258 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton. The chiropractic health care office features certified massage...
Can We Stand Still for Loitering Law?
DO NOT READ THIS in a public place in Belleville.But if you must, do not under any circumstances stand still.Anybody who's watched an old black-and-white mystery movie knows that folks who loiter in public places while reading newspapers are up to something....
Cardinals Bulldoze Rockies Rookies Key Sweep on 18-Hit Avalanche
It's still August, but Mike Jorgensen almost started six rookies against the contending Colorado Rockies on Sunday. He weakened and went with only five, but this was more than enough youthful enthusiasm to cap the Cardinals' best day in many weeks.Rookie...
City Grades 6,7,8 Get Metal Detectors
St. Louis Public Schools will install metal detectors at all 21 middle schools - just like at the high schools.Weapons are an ongoing problem at many of the city's middle schools, officials say. That, plus the good reviews the detectors received at the...
City's Largest Employer Started with Cookware
Granite City has several steel companies, but with 2,800 workers, National Steel's Granite City Division is the largest employer."We were up to about 3,000 a couple of years ago, but we have had a lot of retirees, who were not replaced," said Robert...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Walpert Properties Inc. represented both parties in these sales:A 16,000-square-foot retail shopping center at 2713 High Ridge in High Ridge to Fen-Ridge, L.L.C., from Jonathan and Lisa Browne and James Browne.An 11,000-square-foot shopping center at...
Commissioner's Letter Angers Driving Range Foes Proposal Wouldn't Harm Nearby Subdivision, Selsor Wrote; Residents Disagree
A controversial proposal for a golf driving range on the border of St. Louis and Jefferson Counties brought some angry subdivision residents to the courthouse in Hillsboro last week.Three residents of the Antire Valley subdivision, off Antire Road, came...
Conference-by-Conference at a Glance
ILLINOIS INDEPENDENTS Schools: Althoff (2-6), Lincoln (6-3), Edwardsville (6-3).</P><P>Coaches: Glenn Schott, Althoff; Jimmy Adams, Lincoln; Tim Dougherty, Edwardsville. Best of the Bunch: Lincoln. With a backfield of Hadari Glinsey ...
Conference-by-Conference at a Glance
SUBURBAN NORTH</P><P>Members: Hazelwood Central (9-1, 7-1); Hazelwood East (10-0, 8-0); Hazelwood West (5-5, 3-5); McCluer (5-5, 4-4); McCluer North (4-6, 3-5); Normandy (0-10, 0-8); Pattonville (7-3, 6-2); Ritenour (1-9, 1-7); Riverview...
Conference-by-Conference at a Glance
SUBURBAN SOUTH Members: Eureka (8-2, 6-1); Northwest (1-9, 1-6); Oakville (5-6, 3-4); Parkway North (7-3, 6-1); Parkway South (8-3, 6-1); Summit (0-10, 0-7); University City (3-7, 4-3); Webster Groves (4-6, 3-4). Coaches: Art Mueller, Eureka;...
Conference-by-Conference at a Glance
GATEWAY ATHLETIC Members: Duchesne (8-4, 2-3); Francis Howell (6-4; 2-3); Francis Howell North (9-2, 5-0); Fort Zumwalt North (8-2, 4-1); Fort Zumwalt South (2-8, 1-4); St. Charles (2-8, 0-5); St. Charles West (9-2, 5-0); Troy (3-7, 2-3); Wentzville...
Conference `Can Turn the World Around' Meetings in China Seek to Improve Lives of Women
WITH AN AMBITIOUS agenda to change the world through its women, the first wave of the 4th U.N. Conference on Women washes into China this week.As many as 35,000 participants from grass-roots groups called "non-governmental organizations" start their...
Council Gives Ward Boundary Change Initial Nod the Measure Would Move 210 Residents from the 2nd Ward into the 4th Ward
The Hazelwood City Council has given preliminary approval to redrawing the boundaries of the 2nd and 4th wards and is expected to make a final decision on the changes at its meeting Sept. 6.The new boundaries will move 210 residents from the 2nd Ward...
Dallas Crunch Gets Howard on Cuts Day
"They let me go."Former Illinois linebacker and Butkus Award winner Dana Howard was cut Sunday by the Dallas Cowboys as National Football League teams trimmed down to their final 53-man rosters.Howard, from East St. Louis, was among a handful of players...
Deaths of Two Children Reflect Racist Attitudes in Illinois Community
He was a white boy, 10, who disappeared from a riverbank. She was a black girl, 13, suspected of running away from home.Different race, different families, but same fate: Both ended up on the police blotter as young murder victims.Christopher Meyer's...
Denise Brown, in Kansas City, Cries Anew over Her Family
Months of telling the same stories about her murdered sister and her children have made it no easier for Denise Brown, who wept Sunday while remembering her sister's death.Speaking at a prayer breakfast to combat domestic violence, Brown broke into tears...
Developer Gets a Pass on Deadline Board Said Nov. 1 Requirement for Retail Center Must Be Met
The St. Peters Board of Aldermen has decided to retain a contract with a company that missed a deadline for developing a major retail center in the city. But the board said it expects the developer to meet a Nov. 1 deadline on the project.Spencer Creek...
District Joins Lawsuit over Tax Division
The Lindbergh School District has decided to join Kirkwood schools' legal battle against the state to stop a tax redistribution.Kirkwood has sued the state to stop a railroad and utilities tax redistribution law from taking effect next year. The law...
Dmb&b's Budweiser Frogs Haven't Croaked Just Yet
Those princely Budweiser "Frogs" haven't finished croaking just yet.Adweek magazine has selected the Bud Frogs' creative group at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles-St.Louis to its "National Creative Television All-Stars" team, another in a long line of...
Edgar Seeks to Restore Hospice Funding Cuts Likely to Prove Costly in Long Run
Gov. Jim Edgar wants to restore Medicaid funding for low-income adults who are terminally ill and choose to live at home rather than seek more costly hospital or nursing home care, a spokesman says.Edgar's budget proposal contained $34.7 million for...
Eyewitnesses Tell of Seaplane Crash
Kyle Jorgenson had just bought a hamburger at a Block Island restaurant when a seaplane that was trying to land crashed into a car, slammed into the eatery and exploded.He saw a man jump out the plane and run toward him in flames. "He went down on the...
Fair Play: Historic Buildings May Get New Life
Situated in the center of the Missouri state fairgrounds - but sometimes partly hidden by the funnel cake stands, makeshift buildings and crowds - are 66 buildings, mostly brick, some dating back to the fairgrounds' opening in 1901.Four years ago, amid...
Family Worries about Uncle in Institution
Dear Open Mind: My uncle has been in a state facility for a little over a year. His wife is deceased and his brother lives in Florida. His older sister (my mother) is in her late 70s and has physical health problems that prevent her from seeing him more...
Fashion 101: Pupils Get Head Start on Wardrobe
Instead of starting classes in hand-me-downs, 1,500 area elementary pupils are getting a back-to-school gift of spanking new clothes.The uniforms and latest fashions come courtesy of the Assistance League of St. Louis, a volunteer group that runs Operation...
Federal Agency Seeks Original Tape of `Good Ol' Boys' Rally Suspicions about Reliability of Source and Report Prompt Search
The Justice Department is trying to obtain the original videotape that purports to show racist activities at a "Good Ol' Boys" rally for federal agents, a department spokesman said Sunday."We're in discussions with lawyers to see about getting the original,"...
Forecasting Service Sees Signs of a Recession in '96
One of the most influential economic forecasting services in the country is starting to worry about a recession.The forecasting service, The Center For Business Cycle Research, says that it officially doesn't see a recession in the foreseeable future....
Fuhrman `Very Unlikely' to Take Stand Again Fifth Amendment Could Protect Ex-Detective, Observers Say
Although Mark Fuhrman's tapes have rattled the O.J. Simpson trial like a California earthquake, Fuhrman may not have to testify again, even if the judge lets jurors hear some of the recordings, analysts say.If Fuhrman invokes his Fifth Amendment right...
Grand Design Bell Was Postively Propelled to the Bigs
Rookie David Michael Bell will pull on a major-league baseball uniform today and frolic about one of his boyhood playgrounds. He will play for the Cardinals at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, "and I'm hoping a bunch of people I know come out," he said.But...
Granite City Looks beyond Steel New Food Plants Give Economy More Diversity
Mayor Ronald L. Selph and his staff know too well that they are fighting a 100-year-old image of fire and smoke."Granite City is not a dirty little mill town," Selph said. "On the north end, we have some great turn-of-the-century (Victorian) homes."But...
Great Beginnings Make-Ahead Appetizers Make Entertaining a Breeze
AT THE END of a hot summer day, cool down with a cocktail party.The most relaxed hosts plan a menu that can be made in advance. After all, no one wants to slave away in the kitchen when there's a party going on.These substantial bites are enough to tide...
Great Gateway New Magnet Schools Complex Impresses 2,000 Who Turn out for Open House
Parents, students and the curious came Sunday to see the brand-new Gateway Schools complex - and they liked what they saw."It's beautiful," said Mary Yarbrough of St. Louis, as she led her son, Brian, 4, through the magnet schools' two-acre courtyard...
Handsome Antonio Banderas Being Romantic Is Not an Act for the Spaniard
SPANISH heartthrob Antonio Banderas admits he's often the typical intense Latin."But not all the time," he says. "I didn't realize I was so passionate 'til I came here."In Spain I'm more normal because in my country the people are like that. We scream...
He Fought Fire with Fire - and Lost
The tax laws help ease the hurt if a fire destroys your property. But the courts agree with the IRS that no deduction is allowable for damage caused by a fire that you willfully set. Here's a case in point.The Tax Court rejected a deduction claimed by...
Heinous Crimes Happen in Ordinary Places
The El Toro "Y" is a landmark in Orange County freeways. As a former part-time Southern California resident by marriage, I recognized it immediately upon hearing that the fleeing O.J. Simpson was spotted there.My connection makes me feel a little more...
His Voodoo Mystique Still Intact, Dr. John Lights Up Union Station
Sporting a straw hat, gray suit and walking stick, Dr. John appeared quite the Louisiana gentleman Saturday night as he two-step-shuffled his way on stage for a gig at Union Station.Dr. John (real name, Mac Rebennack) certainly isn't the only white guy...
How to Argue, Gain Happiness
Most of us have to give opinions at our jobs. From the factory floor worker to the chief executive officer, companies are starting to require that their employees be more than mindless, faceless yes-men and yes-women.But opinions can often rock the boat,...
How to Help Downtown Thrive
Who would have thought that a refurbished train station would eventually outstrip the Gateway Arch as this region's top tourist attraction?Such is the story of the old Union Station in downtown St. Louis. It was renovated and reopened a decade ago a...
Independence Days
THIS SITUATION might strike you as familiar.Your elderly mother has lived alone since her husband died. When you pop in for your weekly visits, you find yourself hurriedly insisting "Let me do that for you" every time she goes to the kitchen or tries...
Interest Groups Get Free Ride on Campus
Does the First Amendment extend to our nation's campuses? If a recent vote in the U.S. House of Representatives is any indication, the answer is a clear and resounding "No!"The House voted 263 to 161 against an amendment offered by Rep. Gerald Solomon,...
`I Well Remember the Date' on Aug. 28, 1945, Area Man Helps Take Control of Japan
In August 1945, Ralph Eisenschiml of Chesterfield was an Army master sergeant who had served as a radio operator in New Guinea and then had shifted to Manila with the headquarters of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. From Manila, as he tells the story, he moved...
Judging Fact and Fiction
The great libel case of Jeffrey Masson against Janet Malcolm has taken a surprising new turn. It throws fresh light on a legal saga that has gone on for more than a decade. And it carries important lessons about our law of libel and, especially, the...
Keeping Posted
Most Companies Planning To Keep Staffing Levels Where They Are</P><P>Don't expect a boom in jobs in the St. Louis area this fall, says a study by Manpower Inc.</P><P>Manpower, the temporary employment company, said its interviews ...
Kicker Sees Something Amiss in Cut by Saints
Kicker Cary Blanchard felt he took an unkind cut Sunday, the day National Football League teams had to pare their rosters to 53 players.Blanchard was let go by the New Orleans Saints despite making all of his tries inside the 50-yard line during the...
Little Big Men Hazelwood East's Rhodes, Esl's Beard Are Two of the Best Backs in the Area
Never tell Ricardo Rhodes that he's too small to play football."It goes in one ear and out the other," he said.Never tell Kevin Beard he can't do something."My mom taught me, `Don't be scared of anything, " Beard said.They are among the smallest of the...
Little League Spotlight Sometimes Burns
In 1968, Turk Schonert, who went on to quarterback teams at Servite High, Stanford and for Cincinnati in the National Football League, played for the Bolsa Little League All-Stars out of Anaheim.That year, Bolsa represented the West in the Little League...
Live Shows It's Far from Dead
In 1974, Bob Dylan and the Band released the concert album "Before the Flood." The cover art is a photograph of lighters in the dark. At Live's show Saturday night, Riverport was a sea of flickering Bics, evidence of how cheaply such fiery tributes can...
Long Islanders Thank Firefighters Blaze That Damaged Homes, Businesses under Control, Officials Say
Firefighters doused the last hot spots Sunday from a forest fire that had threatened expensive resort communities, and people whose homes were saved posted thank-you notes on their mailboxes.The Forest Service said the fire was completely contained...
Loose Ends: When They Matter and When They Don't
IF YOU LOOK at a seemingly normal person's life closely, chances are you'll find all sorts of contradictions and turmoil, and you'll come away convinced that the poor tortured soul is living in some kind of real-life soap opera.Just like you are.Criminal...
Man's World, Women's Conference
So far, the reports on the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women have centered on China's obstructionism, its bleak human rights record, particularly toward girls and women, and the proper international response. These essential issues were...
Mayor Urges Students to Strive for Education
St. Louis Mayor Freeman R. Bosley Jr. told a church full of students Sunday that he would love to "hook them up" with jobs - but first they have to prepare themselves by getting an education.Bosley was the main speaker at a rally at Central Baptist Church...
Missouri's Children Deserve Better
The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list Missouri as being only one of three states - Idaho and Michigan are the other two - with a child immunization rate of 65 percent or less. Illinois' rate is 75 percent.Put another...
Missouri Seeks Southeast Asian Business
Officials are staging a two-city economic conference this week - in St. Louis and Kansas City - to attract business from Southeast Asian countries."A lot of Missouri businesses don't consider these areas as a place where they can do business. But they...
Monday Memo
What's becoming of this great nation of ours?Is sports more important than sex?We wouldn't think so, despite our deep and abiding love of baseball, basketball and football.But if you go by magazine readers, sports IS No. 1, having bumped sex out of...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
When he's not tickling the ivories in outlandish costumes, piano rocker ELTON JOHN likes to talk baseball.And we always thought he was a soccer fan.Captain Fantastic was in Chicago to give two concerts last week and stopped by Wrigley Field to watch...
Muchnick and His Legend Going Strong at 90
When Sam Muchnick's kids got around to honoring the old man the other night on his 90th birthday, they got a confirmation from a young man whose RSVP was most impressive. Hideaki Myaki came from Japan - at his expense.Ichiban Myaki, a polite young entrepreneur,...
Multipurpose Jim Dougherty Fills Many Needs for Edwardsville
Jim Dougherty made headlines in March with a last-second jump shot that sent Edwardsville High to the state basketball finals.In April and May, he had a 9-1 record and a 1.55 earned-run average as a starting pitcher for Edwardsville, the area's top-ranked...
Mu Plans Program in Rape Education
This spring, coach Larry Smith talked to University of Missouri administrators about instituting a rape education program for his football team. Everybody agreed it was a good idea, but they decided to wait until fall to begin it.A few months later,...
Murder Decline Observers Attribute 17 Percent Drop to Crackdown by Police
In November 1989, four days after Jamal Hamdan opened B.J.'s Meat Market in Walnut Park, the neighborhood welcome committee baked him a firebomb. In 1993, he was trapped in the middle of an AK-47 shootout. Last year, gang members shot a teen-ager 10...
Musical Chairs Pattonville's Berryhill Stops at Tailback
Pattonville coach Don Greco watched Terrell Berryhill change positions five times since he began playing football at the high school in 1991.His fifth and final switch came midway through last season. Greco moved Berryhill from quarterback to tailback....
Neighbors Get Cool Offer Charitable Group Extends Help to Pay Summer Bills
Illinois Power Co. and its Energy Assistance Foundation founded a charitable group called Warm Neighbors several winters ago to help poor people pay their heating bills. Now Warm Neighbors also is helping the needy with this summer's cooling bills, with...
Newscasts Called Damaging to Blacks' Hiring Prospects
Crime reports on local television newscasts may discourage white employers from hiring blacks, authorities on inner-city employment say. But TV news executives and some small-business owners dispute that view."The local evening news is just a killer....
New Tower Is Rising at Scott Air Base
A new 195-foot-tall, $7.6 million air-traffic control tower has started taking shape at the Mid-America Airport, being built for civilian use at Scott Air Force Base.The tower will be more than three times the height of the current 60-foot military-use...
Nord Offers Vast Promise Many Doubts
Grambling State quarterback Kendrick Nord has the body of Doug Williams, the arm strength of Steve McNair and the inconsistency of Dow Jones.Nord is 6 feet 4, 213 pounds and can throw the ball 80 yards, but the issue is whether it will be in the receiver's...
Normalcy May Take Months for Celiac-Sprue Patient
Dear Dr. Donohue: I recently was diagnosed with celiac-sprue disease. I am 36, male. I have improved with a restrictive diet. When should my intestines heal? Or will I suffer forever from this malabsorption problem?You have properly described the problem...
Norman Chips 66 Feet, Wins World Series Playoff
Victimized so many times in heartbreaking losses, Greg Norman took a step toward balancing the ledger.He sank a 7-iron chip from 66 feet on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat Nick Price and Billy Mayfair in the final round of the World Series of Golf...
Notebook
Waist Not</P><P>Those of you who want to know if you're too fat can simply measure your waist to find out. Scottish doctors reported in the British Medical Journal that measuring the waist was just as accurate as more complicated formulas...
November Ballot to Include Sales Tax for Street Work
Riverview will ask voters in November to approve a sales tax of one-half of 1 percent for capital improvements.How much Riverview would realize from the tax is undetermined, but trustees say the tax revenue would be used mostly for street improvements."We...
Obituaries
Grace Heckmann</P><P>Grace M. Heckmann, 55, of St. Charles died Thursday (Aug. 24, 1995) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Heckmann worked in clerical support at AT & T in Town and Country.</P><P>The...
Oddball Stories Spice Up Sluggish August
Tradition bars us from closing the book on August without first commenting on August's oddball news. So here it is: the seventh annual Report To The Nation On Cattle Mutilation.The reasoning behind this annual effort is simple. In August, real news tends...
Old Identity Problem in New Mexico
Abigail Van Buren is on vacation. Favorite columns from the past are being repeated.Dear Abby: This letter is in response to the letter from Hawaii. Your Hawaiian correspondent was put out by the number of people who didn't know that Hawaii was part...
Overlooked? Wentzville's Dan Alexander Is No Longer a Secret
Dan Alexander may have been the best-kept secret in St. Louis-area high school football last year.Alexander, then a junior at Wentzville High, was third in the St. Louis area in rushing (1,587 yards) and fourth in combined rushing-receiving (1,673 yards)....
Ozzie's Arm Ok, but Bat's Asleep
The progress report on Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith: Halting.What manager Mike Jorgensen was most interested in was the strength of Smith's surgically repaired right shoulder. He seems satisfied."I think he's knocking the rust off a little," Jorgensen...
Past Masters City Trying to Preserve Archives Dating Back to the Early 1800s
The box on Sharon Brader's desk in the St. Charles city clerk's office contains the institutional equivalent of a kitchen junk drawer.Misplaced ordinances from the early 1800s are tossed in with black-and-white and sepia photographs. The photographs...
Paul and Helen Schnare: Highest Goal: Higher Education
"For me a tax levy has always been a way to help other people's children get educated," says higher education activist Helen Schnare of St. Charles.Helen and Paul Schnare have given more than lip service to their conviction that community-supported higher...
People
The last time Grammy winner SHERYL CROW stood on the Dunklin County Courthouse steps in Kennett, Mo., she was being honored as a member of the homecoming court in high school."That was a special time, but this definitely tops it," Crow said Saturday...
People-to-People
Friend Find - I am searching for a friend named Sarah Nowlin. She is in her late teens to early twenties and lives in the St. Louis area. Any information, please write to Alvie Olds 54750, P.O. Box 1568, Hutchinson, Kansas 67504-1568.Friend Find - I...
Perfect at the Plate: Nothing but Hits at Arcelia's
Even in a St. Louis summer - even in the St. Louis summer of 1995 - the urge for good Mexican meals remains strong, but I had delayed a visit to Arcelia's because everyone told me the restaurant was about to move.Well, it will be moving (see Odds and...
Pizazz: Seles, Agassi Put Swing Back in Open
The beached white whale just west of Louis Armstrong Stadium holds steel-beam tail fin poised to flatten any stray skeptic. This will be New York's new $200 million, 23,500-seat tennis stadium by 1997, but it is already more than that this week.As the...
Rail Bomb a Dud, but France on Alert
Fear that France is falling victim to a new wave of terrorism heightened after the weekend discovery of an unexploded bomb on a high speed train line heavily used by vacationers.The bomb, found on the track between Lyon and Paris, comes after two Paris...
Rams Take Safety-First Approach Defensive Backs Are Highlighting Youth Movement
As of Sunday afternoon, the most experienced safety on the Rams roster has exactly two games as a starter.To which Toby Wright, suddenly the team "veteran" at safety with those two starts, lodged a mild protest."On paper I started two games, but I pretty...
Rare Species in Real Life
Despite a long list of birds, reptiles, wolves, and numerous creatures that have been put on the endangered species list, we have neglected various other species that seem to be nearly extinct.For example, while we often hear in the media about "arch-conservatives,"...
Regional Hospital at a Crossroads Citizens and Community Leaders Must Act to Save a Vital Institution
When I was appointed medical director at Regional Medical Center, I said the hospital would endure. With all the financial turmoil now surrounding the hospital, I have been asked whether I still feel that comment is true. Yes, if left to its own devices,...
Report Card Leaves Plant Striving for Straight A's
Illinois Power Co.'s Clinton, Ill., nuclear power plant was rated "excellent" or "good" in all four performance categories studied in a recent audit report by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, officials of the utility say.Even so, the recent ratings...
Residents Try to Ease Office Development's Impact They Fear the Effect of Increased Traffic near Interstate 270 and Gravois Road
Residents who live on Weber Hill Road in Sunset Hills have suggested road improvements that they say will ease traffic congestion near a site proposed for office buildings.The developer, Bakewell Corp., wants about 6 1/2 acres rezoned to commercial from...