St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 6, 1997

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1996 Year's Favorites
FOOD TRENDS come and go, but our favorite dishes remain the same.Some of the best recipes published last year deserve a place in a St. Louis Food Hall of Fame. Gooey butter cake, Famous-Barr's French onion soup . . . all that's missing is toasted ravioli...
70-Year-Old Sister a Cause for Worry
Dear Open Mind: Your recent article on chemical imbalance and its role in depression hit me hard. Although my sister was always the life of the party, she probably has been depressed since she was in her 20s. She is now a pathetic case at age 70. Some...
A Broad Reading of Privacy Rights
Wednesday morning a momentous event of 1997 will begin to move toward a summer climax. This will occur in the ornate chamber where, 24 years ago this month, the seeds of the event were sown.The Supreme Court will hear arguments defending two lower courts'...
Ambulance District Tightens Collections, Hopes to Recoup
Officials with the Big River Ambulance District in Cedar Hill say they have taken great steps toward fixing problems in the district's billing department.They say they have caught up on months of billing after realizing that almost $200,000 in bills...
Another Downtown Parking Lot
By this time next year, three buildings that are just standing there preventing the construction of another downtown parking lot will be gone forever. In their place will be neat rows of sedans, minivans and sport utility vehicles, making their unique...
An Unpopular Ban on Marijuana Use
An elderly man called CNN's daytime "Oprah"-style talk show, "Talkback." The topic: the medical use of marijuana.The studio audience listened quietly as the man described his pain and sadness at watching his cancer-stricken wife suffer through the agonies...
At Age 290, Benjamin Franklin Has Finally Hit the Big Time
HE fretted about his weight, obsessed over work, was a guru of self-actualization and a devotee of high tech, had a thing about his image, knew how to have a good time and could spin on any subject.He, of course, is Ben Franklin, dubbed the "Hot Founding...
`Barnett Syndrome' Hits Coaches
Innocently, even heroically, Gary Barnett has done things at Northwestern that have plunged the college football coaching profession into hatchet-swinging turmoil.Nobody enjoys losing. Schools in 49 states, everywhere but Alaska where ice fishing is...
Bearcats Bounce Billikens Cold-Shooting Slu Goes Down 64-52 to No. 6 Cincinnati
A year ago, Jeramy Biles was playing for the Blue Jays of Charleston (Mo.) High School. On Sunday night, the St. Louis University freshman was starting at point guard for the Billikens at Kiel Center. On a national cablecast.Against the powerful Cincinnati...
Blowing Snow Traps Midwest for 2nd Day
Blowing, drifting snow - up to 10 feet high - shut down major highways in the upper Midwest for a second day Sunday.Road crews in eastern North Dakota ran into a 10-foot-high snowdrift near Forman, about 65 miles southwest of Fargo, said Bruce Nord,...
Blues Send Roberts out a Winner
Jimmy Roberts went out a winner as the Blues' interim coach on Sunday night.The Blues came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 in Roberts' final game as interim head coach.Roberts raised both arms in triumph then raised his right...
Bosses' Bonuses Rankle Workers Who Don't Get Any
The Post-Dispatch asked its readers if they ever get a year-end bonus. They were about evenly divided. Not surprisingly, those who didn't get them were angry, mainly because their bosses did get them.A sampling of comments, most of which came from people...
Bread-Machine Recipe Winner Serves Up Lemon Spice Bread
BAKERS BLESSED with a knack for kneading have little need for a bread machine, except perhaps as a time-saver.But for the many among us who have not developed a working relationship with yeast doughs, the bread machine has been a real gift, holiday or...
Briefs
NATIONSOCIAL SECURITYDaschle Not Keen On Reform Option A proposal to allow people to open private retirement investment accounts in lieu of paying Social Security taxes is a "nonstarter," Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle said CBS' "Face the Nation"...
Briefs
NATIONSOCIAL SECURITY Daschle Not Keen On One Reform Option A proposal to allow people to open private retirement investment accounts in lieu of paying Social Security taxes is a "nonstarter," Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle said Sunday.Private...
Briefs
CREVE COEURCouncil Approves Mausoleum Despite Drainage ConcernsThe Creve Coeur City Council has approved construction of a mausoleum at Bellerive Heritage Gardens, a cemetery at 740 Mason Road. Residents of nearby neighborhoods objected to the plan for...
Broken Collarbone Turns Irvin into a Spectator
Michael Irvin suffered a broken right collarbone in the first quarter of Sunday's NFC playoff game with Carolina, and the Dallas wide receiver did not return as the Panthers eliminated the Cowboys.Irvin went to the dressing room for X-rays after Lamar...
Chance Looms for Another Hall Shutout Niekro, Sutton, Perez Top List for Cooperstown Consideration
Don Sutton and Phil Niekro won more than 300 games apiece and rank in the top 10 in career strikeouts. They're both hoping those stats are enough to avoid another Hall of Fame shutout.Tony Perez and eight first-timers on the ballot, including Dave Parker...
Citizens Band Together to Seek Regional Solutions to Urban Problems
The Citizens League of Greater Cleveland turned 100 in December and threw itself a well-deserved birthday party.In an age of special-interest pleading and big-money politics, it seems almost a miracle that a good-government organization, founded to overthrow...
Cityplace Asks for Financing
The Koman Group, developer of CityPlace in Creve Coeur, has asked for up to $2.575 million in special financing to expand the commercial complex.But Koman has supplied little information to Creve Coeur about the expansion plan. The company has not said...
City Schools Get Poor Grades in New Survey Superintendent Says, `It Means We Have a Lot of Work to Do'
Black teachers say the St. Louis Public Schools are doing a better-than-average job. White teachers disagree. Principals say passing students who should be held back is a serious problem. And parents say if money weren't the issue, they'd pull their...
City Won't Push to Expand; Lets Property Owners Ask It Provides No Water, Sewer outside Its Limits; Subdivision Is Exception
Pacific has no plan to seek voters' approval for annexations, says City Administrator John Openlander. It plans to grow a parcel at a time as property owners ask Pacific to take them in, he says.Pacific wields a big stick that encourages property-by-property...
Comforting Words for Directionally Deprived
Dear Ann Landers: I am swamped with work, but I just had to respond to the woman in Royal Oak, Mich., who is embarrassed because she has such a poor sense of direction. She is not the only one. I have been afflicted with this curse for as long as I can...
Cook's Resolution: Get out of That Rut!
DID YOU feel that bump? Here it is, the beginning of a brand-spanking new year, and your cooking is stuck in a rut deeper than the cleft in Jacques Pepin's chin.Twelve months stretch before you, 365 days of shopping lists, takeout food and meals cobbled...
Cranberry Chicken Is Low in Fat but High in Flavor
CRANBERRY CHICKEN with ginger confetti rice is a delicious dinner that can be prepared in minutes and bake unattended.The dish is low in fat and delicious because it's made with cranberry sauce, a natural partner for poultry. Canned cranberry sauce,...
Critics Wonder Whether Ray's Lawyer Is after Facts - or Profits
AFTER SO MUCH time has passed, sorting out the truth about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968 would be difficult under the best of circumstances.But now a cottage industry has emerged - not as prominent as that surrounding President...
Death during Arrest Deserves More Scrutiny
Though the medical examiner has ruled out police-induced injuries in the death of Randolph Vance, the case shouldn't end there. The officers are rightly being subjected to an internal Police Department inquiry. Also, the circuit attorney should ask a...
District Leaps to Address Audit Issues
The De Soto School District is trying to regroup after an independent audit that found problems with the district's curriculum, staff evaluations and policies.Superintendent Larry Twellman plans to present a preliminary improvement plan to the School...
Do Companies Work Analysts So They Can Get Surprises?
The stock of a company called Herman Miller Inc. rose more than 10 percent one day recently after the company's quarterly profits beat out analysts' expectations.Ten percent in a single day! Just because analysts were underestimating how much the company...
Don't Mess with Your 401(k), You'll Lose in the Long Run
Q. I wanted to borrow money from my 401(k) for some home improvements, but I work for a company that doesn't allow that.Is there any way I can talk my company into it, or force my company into it?Homer A. You can whine, wheedle, beg and nag, but you...
Drugs, Democracy and Deliberation
The ill-conceived measures that California and Arizona voters passed last November to permit the medicinal use of smoked marijuana show that you can fool most of the people some of the time.The initiative process - which is long on participation and...
Economic Advisers: Modern Vets Treat Wallets, Too
Lucy is nursing and cleaning up her baby, Lil, born less than an hour before her visitors arrive. Vanessa is bleeding from a cut in her ear. Ginger and Gina are having a late breakfast."Moo," they greet their callers.The visitors are not cowed. They...
Eeoc to Monitor Texaco's Compliance
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reached a five-year agreement with Texaco Inc. to intervene in a racial discrimination case and monitor its promotions of minorities."I would say that the level of scrutiny that Texaco will have to und...
Ewing Helps Knicks Prolong Home Streak
Patrick Ewing scored 32 points, one short of his season high, and the New York Knicks used their second-half defense to win their 10th consecutive home game, 97-92 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.The victory ended a string of nine victories...
Ex-Clinton Adviser Involved in Sex Scandal Faces Divorce
The wife of former presidential aide Dick Morris has decided to leave him, citing ceaseless public pressure since he was accused of being a regular customer of a $200-an-hour prostitute, the Daily News reported Sunday."It had been one crisis after another,...
FBI Captures Killer Who Fled Mental Hospital TV Show Led to Tips; Victim's Family Celebrates
There was a party atmosphere Sunday at the Lake Saint Louis home of Betty Downey. Family members, friends and even her ex-husband, Dan Reagan of Farmington, gathered to celebrate the good news: Lloyd "Pete" Grass had been captured.The man who had killed...
Fiance's Lack of Polish Tarnishes Mom's Opinion
Dear Abby: My daughter recently became engaged to a well-educated young man with a background similar to hers. I don't know her fiance well, but they recently spent a week at my home and his behavior made me very uncomfortable.He acted as if this was...
Fidelity Loses Another Star Manager
Fidelity Investments is starting 1997 the same way it ended 1996, by losing another one of its star fund managers.Larry Greenberg, 33, is leaving Fidelity after 10 years at the No. 1 U.S. fund group, where he most recently managed about $21 billion in...
Five Paths to Happiness
WANT to be happy this coming year? If so, here are five tips to more blissful days.1. Count your blessings. If you think about what you have instead of what you don't have, you're more likely to feel happy, according to research. Here are a few blessings...
Flyers Unstoppable since Lindros' Return
The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are both playing at a high level, but can you beat the Philadelphia Flyers?No team has been able to do that since Nov. 27 when the Flyers lost 4-1 to the New York Islanders. Since then, they have been on a...
For Panthers, Anything Goes, Starting with Cowboys Carolina Shows No Fear in 26-17 Win over Dallas
Twenty-four hours before they would play the Dallas Cowboys, members of the Carolina Panthers gathered around their television sets and watched Jacksonville shock Denver in an AFC playoff upset.The Panthers knew what they had to do: keep up with their...
Garris on Target as Illini Triumph
A day after a raucous crowd of more than 15,000 sardined into steamy St. John Arena to honor Ohio State's Rose Bowl-champion football team, Illinois' basketball team made some noise of its own.The Illini, rebounding strongly from a wrenching loss Thursday...
Gingrich Flap May Fuel Campaign Reform
FOR A LONG TIME now, Newt Gingrich has been on record opposing the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for political campaigns.When he testified before a House oversight committee in 1995, he said the public funding of the presidential candidates brought...
Gingrich Victory Certain, House Gop Leaders Say but Dissidents Remain before Vote for Speaker
House Republican leaders confidently predicted Sunday that Newt Gingrich would be re-elected speaker despite his ethics committee problems.But one GOP dissenter said he did not think the election was all that certain, and another said Gingrich hadn't...
Girth of a Nation Money Feeds Diet Industry as Dieters Put Hope into Drugs
The American preoccupation with looking good feeds a $33 billion market in weight-loss and body-shaping products and services.But even as consumers load up on low-fat potato chips and thigh-reducing creams, the scales are tipping in the wrong direction....
Good Stock Is the Key to Good Soup
SOUP FILLS the bill anywhere in a meal, whether as first course, main course, palate refresher between courses, or even dessert.The critical ingredient in virtually every good soup is stock, the savory liquid made by simmering meats, bones, vegetables...
Good-Tasting, Good-for-You Beans Heat Up a January Supper
YOU CAN'T beat beans for economy or good nutrition.They're bursting with fiber - both the soluble and insoluble kinds (which may prevent colon cancer). They're also low in fat, cholesterol-free, and loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein. Some n...
Harry Helmsley, Magnate in Real Estate, Dies at 87
Real estate tycoon Harry Helmsley, whose fame derived partly from his wife Leona, died of pneumonia Saturday (Jan. 4, 1997) in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 87.Mr. Helmsley had "been ailing for some time" and had been hospitalized for about a week, said Howard...
High School Socoer Honors
The Eastern Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association recently named its 1996 Class 4A All-State Soccer Team:First TeamGoalkeepers - Mike Gallagher (CBC), Jr.; Nick Mirth (Hazelwood Central), Sr.; Marty Zambo (Oakville), Sr. Defenders - Jon Tihen...
History in Wax Woman Founds Museum to Honor Blacks with a Missouri Connection
Five years ago, Lois D. Conley single-handedly set out to reach an extraordinary goal - to establish Missouri's first Black World History Wax Museum.She has succeeded.On Feb. 1, Conley is planning a grand opening ceremony at the museum, 2505 St. Louis...
Hometown Recipe for Chuck Stone: Listen, Add Salt
DEAR CHUCK STONE:Consider me one of the first readers - a subscriber, no less - to contact you in your new position as Readers' Advocate for the Post-Dispatch.I enjoyed your introductory column that ran yesterday. You have a terrific reputation as a...
Hoop Update
Mizzou* As the Missouri Tigers see it, how they're perceived means little. It didn't matter when most preseason prognostications projected them in the mid-to-lower half of the Big 12 Conference, and it doesn't matter now as they amble along at 8-5."If...
HOW SHE DID IT WINFREY'S FITNESS SUCCESS IS DETAILED IN A FIVE-PART SERIES Series: MAKE THE CONNECTION PART 1 FIRST OF A FIVE-PART SERIES
Editor's Note: This is the first of a five-part series excerpted from "Make the Connection," co-written by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey. The series will continue through Friday in the Everyday section. In Part One, Winfrey writes about attending the...
How to Decide on the Amount to Leave to Charity
Q. My mother passed away long ago, and that's when my father made his will. He recently showed it to me, and I am concerned about the 10 percent of my father's estate that goes to charity. My father figures that 10 percent will be about $20,000, as his...
How Will Business Travelers Be Affected by Airline Mergers?
The Philadelphia Inquirer Business travelers who take only occasional trips to Europe may think the stir over proposed alliances and possible mergers between the world's biggest airlines would have little effect on them. If you're in that category, it...
IRS Tax Packages Have a Few New Breaks, Forms, Rules
The 1996 income tax packages that the IRS recently shipped to taxpayers may not appear much different from last year's version.But on closer examination, you'll find some significant changes in the tax law, as well as a few modifications in the forms.Most...
Jazz Snaps Miami's Road Win Streak at 14
The Miami Heat's road winning streak came to an end at 14 games - two short of the NBA record - Saturday night as Tim Hardaway's 3-point attempt fell short at the buzzer in an 83-80 loss to the Utah Jazz.It was the first road loss since Nov. 15 for Miami,...
Kansas Escapes with a Victory at Kansas State
Top-ranked Kansas opened its Big 12 season by winning a game it probably should have lost.Jacque Vaughn made two free throws with 13 seconds left as the Jayhawks held off Kansas State 62-59 on Saturday night."Overall, maybe we should have lost, but we...
Kids Need Weight Training to Keep Weight Off
When a child who is seriously overweight embarks on a weight-loss program, anybody who eats from the same refrigerator needs to be trained in nutrition.Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults. According to an October 1995 article...
Like the Blank Pages of a Calendar, the Year Is Full of Possibilities
I RECENTLY bought my 1997 pocket calendar, full of open pages that make me think of all the new year's open possibilities.Some writers like to look back at the top 10 stories of the year just passed. But today, I'll use this space to look ahead to some...
Logos Students Bring Touch of Brightness
The task was somewhat overwhelming: transform a sterile, dull cafeteria into a work of art in six weeks. But eight students from Logos High School rose to the occasion and created a window to the imagination for the residents of the Salvation Army's...
Looking for Typical American Family? There Isn't One
THE typical American family? There is none.Recent figures from the Census Department show that the nation's households are occupied by all sorts of family combinations, with no single one predominating.Nearly 29 percent of all households are occupied...
Maybe It's Time to Look for Those Overseas Investments
Now may be time for mutual fund investors to shift money to places like Europe and the Pacific Rim.The returns of mutual funds investing outside the United States have lagged those of funds investing in U.S. stocks every year since 1993, according to...
Media Can Play a Role in Drug Education
In our national effort to combat substance abuse, the entertainment industry has often been targeted unfairly as the creator of a popular culture that sends inappropriate drug messages to youth. The truth is, Hollywood writers, producers and directors...
Meeting on Hebron: Progress but No Deal
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat wrangled from midnight to dawn Sunday in a secret meeting.But they did not reach agreement on the issues holding up an Israeli troop withdrawal from Hebron.U.S. mediator Dennis...
Meeting on Highway Overpass Draws Crowd
More than 150 people packed an auditorium in Weldon Spring last week for a meeting to discuss a highway overpass proposed by the Missouri Research Park.The Weldon Spring Board of Aldermen called the meeting to solicit input from residents on the plan...
`Micropreneurs' Climb Ladder to Success, Step by Step
Thousands of workers are looking for employment outside the corporate world. Yet many are hesitant to start their own businesses.The fear of long hours or not having enough start-up capital or the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur have kept...
Minister Urges Officials to Make Road Straight 27 Curves along Route 15 Make It Deadly, He Says
The Rev. Chuck Trent says a total of 27 curves need to be straightened out along Illinois Route 15 between Nashville and Ashley in Washington County.The highway curves that many times in just 11 miles, and that is very dangerous, he says.Trent is a minister...
Mock Arrest, Trial Drive Home a Lesson
Defendant Jermaine Wilhite sat back in his chair and pulled at the collar of his orange jumpsuit. He scanned the Florissant Municipal Courtroom, found a familiar face and unsuccessfully tried to suppress a smile.Chantay Moore-Brown, assistant prosecuting...
Monday Memo
With the holidays history for the most part, many young girls all over the nation are enjoying their BARBIE DOLLS while the new year unfolds.Except the girls - and women, and men - who have little use for the toy fashion doll. You can call them the anti-Barbie...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
When the NBA recently released a list of its 50 greatest players, the selections weren't ranked. Inside Sports magazine takes care of that in its February edition. And, No. 1 is . . .WILT CHAMBERLAIN, ahead of No. 2 MICHAEL JORDAN with these comments:Chamberlain:...
Mother with Ill Baby May Defy Illinois Officials
A mother who prosecutors say should return to Illinois with her sick baby and get the child medical attention there hasn't decided whether she will comply with their wishes, according to her mother.Jolene Goens and her husband, David Goens, a South Pekin,...
Msd Hopes for Storm-Water Compromise after Plan Defeated
The chairwoman of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District says she hopes the district's staff and engineers hired by area business interests can reach a compromise on new regulations on storm-water control.Her comment came after the trustees of the...
Municipal League to Reconsider Use Tax Voters Rejected the Idea in August; Business Group Would Fight Such a Move
The St. Louis County Municipal League has appointed a 19-member committee to consider reviving the countywide use tax.Use taxes are extensions of local sales taxes. They apply to purchases made in Missouri from out-of-state companies, such as items from...
Murder Rate Dips in E. St. Louis Police Chief Isadore Chambers Credits Residents for Helping Reduce Crime
Murders in East St. Louis went down in 1996 and were less than half the number the city had five years ago.Overall in the Metro East area, the number of murders was up slightly in 1996. St. Clair County reported 50 murders in 1996 compared with 48 in...
Neighbors: Donna Schenebeck and Allene Howell a Sewing Circle It's Not: Older Women Form a Stock Investment Club
Investment brokers don't always have time for older women who have paid little attention to the world of high finance, according to stock-market-savvy Donna Schenebeck and Allene Howell.In August, the two retired teachers and longtime friends started...
New, High-Tech Consumer Gadgets Are in the Chips
Consumer gadgetry was a hot area in 1996 - 25 years after the introduction of the microprocessor, a pivotal event in human history.Since they first appeared in 1971, microprocessors - computers on chips - have found their way into more and more of the...
No. 1 Connecticut Answers Tennessee's Challenge
With his top-ranked Huskies trailing 10-7, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma singled out freshman Shea Ralph during a TV timeout, asking her if she was scared."No, I'm not scared," Ralph responded.Then she proved she wasn't. Ralph scored the first eight...
Norman Finishes Strong, Beats Hoch with Birdie on Final Hole
In sharp contrast to his dramatic collapse in the Masters, Greg Norman was at his best when he needed it most in a match-play struggle with Scott Hoch.Norman, hurt by an erratic short game, holed a 15-foot birdie putt on the 36th hole Sunday to beat...
Norman Tames Wild Putter, Beats Hoch, Earns $1 Million
Greg Norman, whose putter deserted him most of the day, found it again on the 36th hole of the world finals at the Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf.Norman's 15-foot birdie putt on his second visit to No. 18 Sunday at the Grayhawk Golf Club's...
Nothing Criminal about Cowboys' Early Elimination
After another insane week in their steamy series, "Sex, Lies and Videotape," the Dallas Cowboys are finished. Done. Tired. Beaten down, beaten up and knocked out by the Carolina Panthers.Read 'em their Miranda rights. The Cowboys have the right to remain...
Obituaries
Dorothy MorganDorothy Morgan, 95, of Troy, died Friday (Jan. 3, 1997) of natural causes at the Lincoln County Caring Center in Troy.She was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County and was a member of the First Christian Church of Troy. Visitation was scheduled...
Old Bussmann Building Burns
Fire destroyed a four-story building late Sunday afternoon, one of three in a complex that once housed one of St. Louis' largest employers, the Bussmann Division of Cooper Industries Inc. at 2536 West University Street.A second, five-story building in...
On Track the Fitness Trainer Who Helped Oprah Winfrey Drop 87 Pounds Says She Still Hates Exercise but Has Stopped Waiting for Tomorrow
IT'S 8 a.m. on a Sunday in Miami and Bob Greene is at parade rest, waiting for the phone call he knows could come at any moment. The voice he'll hear will be that of Oprah Winfrey, telling him she wants to work out now. When the spirit moves Oprah, she...
Out with Old, in with New 2nd-Year Panthers Eliminate Cowboys
The Carolina Panthers put an exclamation point on the National Football League's changing of the guard Sunday.They knocked Super Bowl champion Dallas from the playoffs with a 26-17 victory and joined their expansion brethren from Jacksonville in the...
Overexposed and Absolutely Obscene the Media in '96 Bored Us to Tears with the Same Stories, Ad Nauseam
LAST year may be remembered as the year the news media nearly bored America to death.Though there are more news outlets than ever, there does not appear to have been a commensurate jump in the number of stories worth telling. As a result, you hear the...
Pacific Rim Dish - Baja Lo Mein - Blends Chinese, Mexican Fare
HE: Thought I might pick up a few pairs of socks on the way home tonight. Should I get black or navy?SHE: Navy.HE: Ankle or over-the-calf? SHE: Over-the-calf. HE: You know, it's really great that we have this all worked out. It saves me a lot of thinking,...
Patriots Leave Steelers in a Fog Martin's 3 Tds Propel New England into Afc Championship Contest
In the upper reaches of Foxboro Stadium, the game below was only a rumor when the fog was at its thickest Sunday.Evidence that the Pittsburgh Steelers were actually present and defending their American Football Conference championship was in short s...
Patriots Leave Steelers in Fog Martin's 3 Tds Boost New England into Afc Championship Contest
The fog didn't bother Curtis Martin. Neither did the Pittsburgh Steelers, who were lost in it all day.With Martin knifing through a thick mist behind an offensive line aroused by pregame talk of the Pittsburgh blitz, the New England Patriots rolled to...
Patron Pupils Students Chip in to Ease District's $1.2 Million Deficit
When two fifth-graders heard the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District had run short of money, they stayed up all night thinking of ways to raise some cash.The fifth-graders - Connie Duke and Renee Shigemura - cleaned their houses. They got donations...
People
Before he started tracking killers on NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" as Detective Meldrick Lewis, CLARK JOHNSON made his living by blowing things up.Johnson was a special effects technician on movies, meaning he got to set up cinema stunt explosions....
Performers Must Hold Their Applause
ThE curtain falls majestically, and then it slowly arises again.Wild clapping breaks out - people whose faces are shining with pleasure are expressing this by excitedly beating their hands together.A thrilled audience electrified by a stunning performance?...
Phantom Pain Remains a Medical Mystery
Dear Dr. Donohue: After an accident, I had my left leg amputated above the knee. I was fitted for a new leg, and things went well for two years. Then I started having phantom pain in the missing foot. No medication touches it. The phantom pain is like...
Planners Will Suggest Bond Issue for New Middle School, Chief Says
The strategic planning council of the Francis Howell School District intends to recommend a bond issue for the construction of a middle school.The group's report Thursday to the School Board is to include recommendations on options for facilities, financial...
Private School Gets OK to Move to New Site
A private school has won a permit from the University City Council to operate on the site of the former Rabbinical College at 7400 Olive Boulevard.The Metropolitan School for Individualized Instruction will educate about 120 middle-school and high-school...
Put It on the Pa
The Environmental Club at John F. Kennedy High School built birdhouses for the Wild Bird Sanctuary. They will be used to attract woodpeckers.Jamie Smith and Kate Castello, both juniors at Rosati-Kain High School, received the Bronze Congressional Award....
Put It on the P.A
Hazelwood Central High School's yearbook, The Torch, has earned several awards. The Torch now carries the All-American status by the National Press Association for the fifth consecutive year. The yearbook also received five of the highest marks of distinction...
Putting a Good (or Not So Good) Face on It
As we read a novel, we tend to assign familiar faces to characters.For example: The first time I ran across Jack Ryan, the hero in a slew of Tom Clancy's novels, the image of commentator George Will attached itself perversely to Ryan.Now, whenever I...
Quenneville Arrives to Take over Blues New Coach Will Be on the Job Today
Colorado assistant coach Joel Quenneville will become the 19th coach in Blues history.The Blues have scheduled a news conference for noon today at Kiel Center to introduce their new coach and make official the worst-kept secret in St. Louis.Quenneville...
Questions about King Slaying Still Haunt Case Ray's Lawyer Pushes Theory Linking Mafia, Fbi, Military in Plot
CRAMMED INSIDE a cardboard box in a storage room of the Shelby County Courthouse are pieces of evidence collected after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.They include ashtray debris taken from a car driven by James Earl Ray, King's...