St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 15, 1995

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2 Branches of Library Are Close to Completion
The two new library branches in O'Fallon are getting closer to opening.The Middendorf-Kredell branch on Highway K should be completed by March 24. The district will need to install wiring and cables for computers and telephone systems, set up shelving...
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3 Rams May Say Hello, Goodbye Carolina, Jacksonville Picking Players Today
Months before St. Louis football fans get to know their Rams, they may lose a couple today in the National Football League expansion draft."I think you have to assume that will happen," Rams general manager Steve Ortmayer said. "Maybe there's a chance...
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Airline Fee Cap Steams Agents Carriers Say Move Will Help Profits
The agencies that make their living by whisking clients to business meetings, sun and fun are steaming this week over what they say is a coldhearted move by airlines to cut their commissions.The travel agents' bad mood set in last week, when Delta Air...
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Aldermanic Contests Dominate April Ballot
Following are the candidates from Lincoln County municipalities, school districts and fire, and ambulance districts that have filed for election on April 4. An asterisk denotes an incumbent. ELSBERRY Alderman - Ward 1Carla F. Potts*, 308 North Fourth...
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Ambush's Klein Makes His Mark on Defense
Ambush midfielder John Klein has come to expect a certain line of questioning when he meets someone new.Yes, he attended Priory School. No, he's not related to the actor who attended Priory."They ask if Kevin Kline and I are brothers," said Klein, who...
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A Perfect Concert
SEVERAL years ago I enjoyed hearing cellist Carter Brey and pianist Christopher O'Riley perform at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in Seattle. So their recital Sunday afternoon, the fourth in the Sheldon Series of Premiere Performances, was eagerly...
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Army Halts Its Advance in Mexico Governor of Chiapas State Resigns in Bid for Peace
President Ernesto Zedillo ordered the Mexican army to halt its advance Tuesday in the southern state of Chiapas and called on Indian rebels to lay down their arms.At the same time, Chiapas Gov. Eduardo Robledo resigned, removing a key obstacle to peace...
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Backdoor Deregulation
The revolution continues. Two House panels last week drafted major changes in the way government writes rules to enforce the laws passed by Congress. They would change the very essence of the regulatory process - much for the worse.The House Government...
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`Bloodbath' on Hudson Scores Fired in N.Y. Purge
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is doing his spring cleaning a few months early, or maybe a year late. At any rate, he's using a hatchet.The Republican mayor has summarily fired scores of political appointees, from Democratic holdovers to his police commissioner's...
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Blues Kill 2 5-Minute Majors, Hold on to Beat Flames 4-2
The Blues' beleaguered penalty killers, the worst in the National Hockey League through Sunday's games, looked like the league's best Monday in a 4-2 victory over Calgary at Kiel Center.The Blues killed two, five-minute major penalties - one in the second...
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Boston U., Blues Size Up Prospect Who Was Worth the Weight
It was the winter of 1974 and Wendy Grier was pregnant. Very pregnant. In a few weeks, she and her husband, Bobby, were going to be the parents of their second child. Their doctor assured them that in early January 1975, they would be holding a newborn...
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Boy Shows Up in Room, Then Can't Remember
Dear Ann Landers: I am a female sophomore at a small college in New Jersey. Recently, I woke up in the middle of the night to discover a male friend in my fourth floor dorm room. I said, "What in the world are you doing in here?" He did not reply and...
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Brazilian Cellist: On the Whole, Impressive
A RECEPTIVE audience of St. Louis cello fanciers got its first taste of Antonio Lauro Del Claro Sunday afternoon, at Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium. The encounter does not warrant raves, but the Brazilian soloist was at times most impressive....
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Breckenridge's Book on Naples to Tell All
CRYSTAL BALL: Developer Don Breckenridge has hired a ghost writer to chronicle the three-year ordeal in which his sprawling project in Naples, Fla., was nixed by Lely Development Corp. The book, "The Naples Conspiracy," will recount Breckenridge's litigation...
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Briefs
FLORIDA Cuban Refugees Land On Gulf Coast</P><P>More than 40 Cuban refugees were taken into custody Tuesday morning when they reached Florida's central Gulf coast near Sarasota aboard rafts after surviving a five-day voyage from Grand ...
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Briefs
SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Union Workers Protest Board's Hiring Plan</P><P>The board of the Special School District of St. Louis County voted 4-3 Tuesday night to authorize the acting superintendent, Max Wolfrum, to seek bids for transportation,...
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Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Minimum Wage Bill Introduced</P><P>Supported by pleas from low-wage workers, Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to raise the minimum wage and said they would try to attach it to Republican welfare-reform and...
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Brooks Obscure? So Were Coryell Lombardi, Landry
OK, so Rich Brooks was not a "big name" coach. But then, to name a few of pro football's blockbusters, you would have needed a game program to recognize in advance some of the winningest coaches. For instance, who had ever heard of Vince Lombardi, Don...
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Butterflies Threaten Restored Village Insect House Plan Upsets Backers of Faust Park Project C F I O F N B O
Preservationists fear the proposed $5 million butterfly house in Faust Park would come at the expense of plans to reconstruct a mid-1800s village there.A map showing the most recent plans for the park puts the butterfly house in the midstof the village,...
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Campus Nurtures Memory of Student Killed in Hazing
With the breezy self-confidence of youth, Michael Davis and Tamara Zellars used to happily conspire about taking over the campus newspaper."This year, it was going to be ours," Zellars remembers.So it is with today's edition of the Capaha Arrow, but...
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Clinton Oks Proposal to Ease Serbian Sanctions
President Bill Clinton has approved a proposal to ease trade and other economic sanctions against Serbia in a new effort to end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday.In return, President Slobodan Milosevic would have to recognize...
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Colonials Beat Umass Again 80-78
Alexander Koul and Nimbo Hammons combined for 34 points before fouling out and leaving their George Washington teammates to protect an 80-78 victory over No. 5 Massachusetts.The Colonials also beat UMass on Feb. 4 to end the Minutemen's 16-game winning...
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Conservative House Democrats Join Forces
Twenty-three conservative House Democrats said Tuesday that they were banding together to tone down extreme ideas from both parties and become "a force that will have to be reckoned with."Members of the new group, named The Coalition, say they will stake...
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Cookies Jar Life of Not Planning Ahead . . . at All
THERE WAS AN INSTANCE, about 10 years ago, when I planned ahead.As people who know me will attest, that is not usually my style. I prefer to bounce along in life, armed only with a vague belief in karma. If I am nice, perhaps nice things will happen...
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CPA Hired as Auditor; First to Be Appointed
A certified public accountant who works for the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis has been hired to be St. Charles County's first appointive auditor.She is Tammy Campbell, 28, a six-year resident of St. Charles County. She will start about March 1 and...
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Critics Say Oscar Committee Shortchanged `Hoop Dreams'
The major disappointment in this year's Oscar nominations was the failure of "Hoop Dreams" to be nominated for either best picture or best documentary.This compelling three-hour movie about two young men from the Chicago slums who dream of playing professional...
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Cross-Checking
Central DivisionWith enforcer Darren McCarty sidelined by a shoulder separation, the Wings are looking for a hammerhead to take his place. They also want to get tougher on defense, which is why they are in the sweepstakes for Oilers defenseman Bryan...
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Deal off for Casino, City Boat-Hotel Plan for Laclede's Landing Sinks
St. Louis and its chosen casino developer have broken off talks on a $210 million development for Laclede's Landing.One analyst blamed the city's high-stakes demands. "The city was asking too much," said Steve Schneider, an analyst at Stifel, Nicolaus...
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Defense Bill May Prompt Clinton Veto
WITH HOUSE REPUBLICANS eager to retool foreign and defense policy, Defense Secretary William J. Perry said Tuesday that GOP demands on missile defense differ little from what the administration is doing.But Perry and Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher...
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Do New Cars Cost Too Much?
The Commerce Department reports that new car and truck prices are continuing their upward climb despite two of the healthiest sales years in recent history, which have yielded huge profits for Detroit.The result is that the average American family now...
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Driven by That One Allen's 31-1, Twice a Runner-Up at State . . Aiming to Do Better
Shane Allen isn't a very good loser."I can't stand losing - at anything," the St. Charles West junior said. "But it's the losses that really drive me. You have to learn from your mistakes and then build on that experience. If you're successful all the...
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Educator Issues Quota Warning Rancor over Affirmative Action May Split U.S. Down the Middle
THE FORMER president of Howard University, one of the nation's foremost black colleges, has warned his fellow higher education administrators to prepare for a contentious debate over affirmative action that could split America "right down the middle."Speaking...
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Election Board Hears a Voice of Experience
EXPERIENCE OUGHT TO count for something.That's why Myrtle Bailey, head of a firm under investigation for submitting questionable voter registrations, met with the St. Louis Election Board last week to make an unusual presentation:How to make the city's...
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E-Mail Communicates Better Than Talk
Cyberspace fans well appreciate how electronic messages can bring people together despite physical distance from each other. But do people actually communicate better on computers than they would face to face?Studies at Northwestern University's School...
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Former Supervalu Worker Alleges Discrimination
Byron Hines, a former part-time employee of Supervalu Inc., has filed a racial discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the company fired him after he reached the top of the company's list of part-time workers...
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Ge to Purchase Finance Group from ITT Corp
General Electric Capital Corp. has agreed to buy most of the rest of ITT Corp.'s finance group in St. Louis for $1.8 billion.GE Capital, the finance arm of General Electric Co., said Tuesday it had signed a preliminary agreement to buy ITT's equipment...
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Group Requires Instruction in Abortion Skills
Programs that train doctors in obstetrics will be required to teach abortion skills under a policy adopted Tuesday by the group that governs graduate medical education.Programs that refuse to do so risk losing accreditation, which teaching hospitals...
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Home Work More People Setting Up Space for Office to Earn Money Where They Live
STAYING HOME TO work? You're not alone. Not only are more people working at home, they're setting aside a serious work space.There's something to be said for an office space to call your own at home."It can be made off-limits to the kids, it puts you...
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House Passes Crime Package Block Grants Replace Funds to Hire Police
The House passed the centerpiece of the Republican anti-crime package Tuesday, voting to create block grants for local governments and replacing President Bill Clinton's program to hire more police.The latest milestone in the House GOP's Contract with...
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`Ice Candles' Lend Warmth to Night
YOU DON'T have to live in a cold climate to make these beautiful candles molded with ice!When the candles are made, light them at the dinner table for the family to enjoy on a dark winter's evening.You'll feel cozy inside wherever you live, whether the...
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Jewish Day Schools on the Rise More Parents Opting to Offer Children Faith-Rich Education
Tears occasionally well in the eyes of Miriam Weismann's Reformed Jewish friends as they wonder if their grandchildren will be Jews.The grandbabies are not due for another 15 years or so, but the worry is real. More than half of American Jews marry non-Jews....
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Johnson Sets Record in 110 Hurdles Indoors
Johnson Sets Record In 110 Hurdles Indoors</P><P>Allen Johnson set a world best in the 110-meter hurdles at the Russian winter track and field championships at Moscow, winning with a time of 13.34 seconds.</P><P>The distance...
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Jones Medical Profit off; Stock Drops
The stock of Jones Medical Industries Inc. fell 12 percent Tuesday after the company said earnings fell 29 percent in the fourth quarter.The stock closed at 8.62 1/2 a share, down $1. Founder and Chairman Dennis M. Jones attributed the results to $1...
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Knights Advance as Coach Sits Out
John Maglione was a nervous wreck Monday night."You wouldn't believe how hard it is to watch your team play without being a part of it. It's just such a helpless feeling," said Maglione, coach of the Francis Howell North team of the Mid-States Club Hockey...
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Know When to Hold 'Em . . . and When to Fold 'Em Lender's Demands Sank Casino, Bearden Says
Jumer's of St. Charles reluctantly dropped its $60 million riverboat casino and entertainment complex plan Monday after its principal bank lender demanded stiffer loan terms, says Carl Bearden, chairman of the St. Charles County Council."I know they...
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Little Book Can Help Find Comfort Zone
The computer industry produces more than its share of mumbo-jumbo, but I was struck by a couple of statistics that floated by recently.Item 1: Personal computer sales in 1994 were up by almost 27 percent, to 18.6 million machines. And some 36 percent...
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Mckendree Getting Focused on Conference Tourney
Harry Statham doesn't dwell on his achievements; he finds ways to embellish them.This explains Statham's McKendree College Bearcats' 21-5 mark - and No. 22 ranking in the latest National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics poll. The Bearcats, of...
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Medicine for Angina Is Another Kind of Pain
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have had angina problems in the past, but they stopped. My doctor has me on a low-fat diet, and I take isosorbide medicine. When I take the medicine I have bad headaches. I quit taking it and have not had the headaches. My doctor...
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Men of the Cloth Are Human, Too
Dear Abby: I've been reading your column for years and never thought I'd write, but when I read the letter from J.V.P. of Canada, concerning the men of the cloth who had "hoisted a few," I had to write.The Sunday that particular column ran, my pastor...
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Morning Briefing
Warren Buffett Puts Billions Into Financial Stocks</P><P>Warren Buffett has bought into American Express Co. and PNC Bank Corp., signaling that finance stocks may be inexpensive.</P><P>Companies controlled by the billionaire...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It's February and the smell of groundhogs and Brussels sprouts is in the air, so it must be time for a young columnist's thoughts to run amok. Thoughtfully doing the honors today is Rocky Mountain News wild man BOB KRAVITZ, who passes on these words...
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New League Plants Flags in Six Cities
The United League, promising to start play in 1996 whether or not the major-league strike ends, announced its first six cities Tuesday and backed off plans to have cities build stadiums for its teams."I'm just excited at this point that we're finally...
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Official Calls SBA a Survivor
The top official at the Small Business Administration is confident his agency will survive, despite attempts to slash its budget."I like to use a take-off of that Oldsmobile ad, `We are not your father's SBA,' " said Philip Lader, SBA administrator."There's...
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Officials Asking Voters for New High School
Officials of the Warren County R-3 district are warning that some schools will operate in double sessions from 6:30 a.m. to 7:25 p.m. if voters reject a proposal to pay for a new high school.The schedule change could occur as early as next fall, officials...
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O.J. Trial Becomes Entertainment Fodder
FORMER SPORTS superstar stands trial on charges of killing his ex-wife and her friend.. . . That's entertainment!What else to conclude as E! Entertainment Television, a repository for "Fashion File" and "The Gossip Show," devotes its daytime hours to...
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Oscars `Gump' Goes for Gold, Lots of It, with 13 of Academy's Nominations
Warner Bros. didn't want it. Paramount Pictures spent more than three years deciding what to do. Oscar voters showed no hesitancy, though. "Forrest Gump" was it."Forrest Gump," the whimsical tale of a kind-hearted simpleton and his brushes with fame,...
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Pena's Proposal on Air Traffic Hits Turbulence
Transportation Secretary Federico Pena drew criticism from his own party Tuesday as he sought to interest Congress in an independent air traffic control system.Democrats who last year rejected Pena's plan for managing the nation's airways criticized...
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People
Wearing a red velvet dress to a Valentine's Day ceremony, ROSEANNE married BEN THOMAS, her former bodyguard, on Tuesday.The event was held amid tight security. Wrist bands identified the 150 guests invited to the ceremony at Caesars Tahoe in Stateline,...
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Points of Light's Luster Dim as Waste Is Revealed
The lone vestige of former President George Bush's Thousand Points of Light has the look of a wasteful, Washington-dependent operation.So far, the Points of Light Foundation has received $26.6 million in federal funds - more than half its budget - while...
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Police Procedure Still the Issue at O.J. Simpson Trial
The first police officer on the scene in the O.J. Simpson murder case acknowledged Tuesday that he did not examine a melting cup of ice cream or check the temperature of Nicole Brown Simpson's bath water.The defense has suggested that evidence could...
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Police Procedure Still the Issue at O.J. Simpson Trial
The first police officer on the scene of the slayings in the O.J. Simpson case acknowledged Tuesday that he did not examine a melting cup of ice cream or check the temperature of Nicole Brown Simpson's bath water.The defense has suggested that evidence...
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Portland Sends Drexler Gliding Back to Houston
After 11 1/2 seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Clyde Drexler is going home.Getting the trade he had requested, Drexler was sent to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday with forward Tracy Murray for forward Otis Thorpe and a conditional 1995 first-round...
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Rams Go Prospecting among 49ers' Staff
Bobb McKittrick, veteran offensive line coach of the San Francisco 49ers, visited with Rams coach Rich Brooks on Tuesday to discuss a position on the Rams' coaching staff.McKittrick, 59, most likely would join the Rams as offensive coordinator as well....
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Respert Wants to Prove He's a Winner
When Shawn Respert returned to Michigan State for his senior season, he planned to improve.Not just his shot, a pass or a signature move. He wanted to win, because everybody loves a winner, especially the National Basketball Association."I think what...
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Retail Sales Rise, but Pace Slows
Retail sales are still rising, but the pace has slackened in recent months in what analysts say is a sign higher interest rates are finally slowing the economy.The Commerce Department said Tuesday that sales rose in January a modest 0.2 percent for the...
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Rockhurst Rematch: Lady Lions Keep It Close, but Let Hawks Fly Away 66-62
Steve Crotz isn't big on moral victories. But in this case, he'll make an exception."As I said before the game, my only concern was that we played well. And we did that," said Crotz, the women's basketball coach at Lindenwood College. "Rockhurst has...
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Sabres Cut Fuhr Loose in 6-Player Deal with La
With one pricey goaltender too many, the Buffalo Sabres arranged a six-player deal Tuesday that sent Grant Fuhr to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Alexei Zhitnik.The Sabres also sent defensemen Philippe Boucher and Denis Tsygurov to...
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Scan That Paper Little Scanner Digitizes Print
It's a fact of life: As we grow older, we accumulate paper. All kinds of paper. Auto-repair bills, tax returns, recipes that we were all fired up to try when we saw them in the magazine but never quite got around to cooking.Visioneer Inc. (800-787-7007)...
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Schools Air Complaints to Panel `Special Education Is Eating Us Alive,' District Superintendent Reports
Leo Hefner wasn't quick to join a discussion on education reform, but when he got around to it he certainly held his peers' attention.He told the story of one student so hard to control that Belleville High School District 201, where Hefner is superintendent,...
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Sex, Teens and Schools?
I feel the school plays a part in teaching teens about sex because a lot of teens can't go to their parents. If they don't hear about the negative effects at school, they probably won't hear them at all.Students should not be forced to take a sex education...
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Shapiro Moves to Reshape Monsanto Soon-to-Be CEO Gets Early Start
He won't become chief executive of Monsanto Co. for another six weeks, but Robert B. Shapiro has already made an indelible impression on the company.Shapiro has changed the face and the internal organs of Monsanto, chopping up four big operating groups...
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Sibling Rivalry: On Television, No Less
IMAGINE, PARENTS, the shoes you don't want to be in.This week, I pick the shoes of Daniel and Estella Kwan.The Kwans are the parents of Michelle, 14, and Karen, 16, both outstanding figure skaters.In fact, Michelle confirmed her position as one of the...
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Social Security Nothing Special No Exemption in Budget Amendment
The Republican-controlled Senate refused on Tuesday to exempt Social Security from a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution.Democrats said the 57-41 vote opened the door to tapping the Social Security trust fund to reduce deficits, a step that...
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Some Mayors Face Challenges This Spring
Following are the candidates from St. Charles County municipalities, school districts and fire districts that have filed for election on April 4. An asterisk denotes an incumbent. AUGUSTA Trustee - five to be electedVernon Massmann*, 168 Jackson Street.Lee...
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Sports Shorts
Foreman Wants Bout When Tyson Is Free</P><P>Heavyweight champion George Foreman wants to fight former champion Mike Tyson after he is released from prison next month.</P><P>Foreman, who recaptured the heavyweight title Nov....
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Staying Power Job Market Is Ripe for `Temps' Temporary Employment Firms Help Many Get Foot in Door
Andrew Roberts worked in floor maintenance at a department store for more than two years before a temporary employment service helped him find a foundry job.He started as a temporary worker at $5.50 an hour in the grinding department at Didion & Sons...
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St. Charles West Rips Riverview
St. Charles West standout Ryan Robertson displayed a rare slam dunk in a 78-55 nonconference victory against Riverview Gardens on Tuesday night.Host Riverview had been the only regular opponent Robertson hadn't beaten in his four-year varsity career....
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St. Pat's Day Run Will Hit Streets at the Usual Site
The St. Patrick's Day Parade Run officially has been removed from limbo.The 5-mile event, annually the area's most popular run, will take place March 11 on its usual downtown course. About 5,000 have participated in the race in recent years.The site...
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Stuff to Do
A selective directory of places to go and people to see. TODAYMagnapop: Just when we thought the Georgia musical well might run dry, along came Magnapop. Veteran Athens, Ga., pop singer Linda Hopper (formerly of Holiday and Oh-Ok) and virtuoso guitarist...
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Take This Job and ... as Promotions, Raises and Security Evaporate, So Does Workers' Ambition
BASKETBALL player Michael Jordan quit the Chicago Bulls at his peak because the thrill was gone. Chicago Cubs superstar Ryne Sandberg did the same thing. Gary Larson, "The Far Side" cartoonist, just retired at 44 because he feared his work would slide...
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Talent Show Three Area Linebackers Try to Make Good Impression
On the Chinese calendar, it's the Year of the Boar.On the St. Louis football calendar, it's the year of the linebacker.Dana Howard of the University of Illinois and East St. Louis Senior High.Darryl Major of the University of Missouri and Mehlville High.Gerald...
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Tech Talk
Sony Online To Hit The Net In September</P><P>Sony Corp. of America said Tuesday it plans to launch an on-line computer service in September offering consumers access to such things as music videos, computer games and software, and an ...
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Tikkanen's Game Has Nice Ring(s) to It
Esa Tikkanen knows something about hard acts to follow. He has played understudy to Wayne Gretzky, Paul Coffey, Grant Fuhr, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri and Brian Leetch.He has come to St. Louis, where the marquee already features Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan...
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Truesdale Mayor Faces Double Challenge
Following are the candidates from Warren County municipalities, school districts and fire, and ambulance districts that have filed for election on April 4. An asterisk denotes an incumbent. MARTHASVILLE MayorWendell Howard*, 103 South Three Street....
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Tube Boobs? Spirits Took Ex-Abaers for Eternal Ride
Every six weeks or so, each National Basketball Association team receives an installment check for its annual share of the league's national television pie."The obligation to pay the money comes from the league office," said Don Schupak, 51, a New York...
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Two Approaches to Juvenile Crime
Recent debate in the Missouri Senate shows why efforts to change the juvenile justice system must be handled with care. Crimes like the murder of Christine Smetzer at McCluer North High School have increased public concern about how much information...
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Unions Extract Too High a Price
One mistake Republican leaders made when reorganizing the House of Representatives was to reject the proposal for a permanent committee devoted to repealing bad laws. But Speaker Newt Gingrich has made partial amends by proposing a monthly "Correction...
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Updates on the Makers of News
I WANTED to update you on the outcome of my recent columns. Especially since you have been so generous to some of the people I wrote about.Unfortunately, this update must start with some sad news.Lee the Rehabber, a man who gave me much good humor, died...
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Vaughn Loss Is Big Blow to Memphis
The Great Midwest Conference race might have lost its leading horse. Memphis, atop the league by percentage points, has to play at least the next two weeks without junior forward David Vaughn.On Monday doctors found a stress fracture in Vaughn's left...
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Visiting Crusaders Outscore Warriors
Two of the area's hotter girls basketball teams squared off Monday, as St. Charles West played host to St. Dominic.The visiting Crusaders won 59-47.The victory was the eighth in nine games for St. Dominic, which improved to 16-8. West, ranked 20th in...
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Vote Hits Planned Parenthood House Committee Would Withhold $207,000 for Family Planning
Anti-abortion House members flexed their muscle Tuesday by voting in a budget meeting to bar family planning money for Planned Parenthood.They said that Planned Parenthood should not get $207,000 in state money because the agency's clinics in Missouri...
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Wallace Gang Begins Winston Campaign in Daytona Prelims
For years, the Alabama Gang clustered at the major speedways of the South, and good ol' boys everywhere talked about the group as if they were Frank and Jesse James hiding out in the hills and showing up at a Sunday picnic.Bobby Allison and son Davey,...
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Welfare Reform Planners Target Fathers Uncooperative Mothers Make It Difficult, Talent Concedes
REPUBLICAN welfare reform advocates want to "put the arm on" fathers who fail to support their children. But no one is quite sure how to do it, says Rep. James M. Talent, R-Mo.The issue could delay final House approval of a welfare reform bill, which...
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Wentzville Girls `Playing with Purpose' Indians Ranked No. 10, 18-2 Overall, Unbeaten in Gac, on 11-0 Streak
Wentzville High girls basketball coach Sandy Moore-Ellison has noticed a subtle change this season."A lot of times you see teams play just to be playing," she said. "But this group seems to be playing with a great deal of purpose right now. I think we...
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What Contract for Day Care?
When the talk of the times turned to orphanages for non-orphans, I confess that a small light bulb went on over my head. If we were going to take the children of poor mothers and raise them in group homes, why not start modestly and cheaply. Why not...
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What Happened to Penmanship?
THESE DAYS, the handwriting on the wall can't be read.People are writing less and less, and legible handwriting is becoming as rare as the quill pen. Grown men and women are resorting to printing in order to make themselves understood."I usually print...
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What's Happening
BLOOD DRIVE</P><P>Wentzville: Blood donations are traditionally low at this time of year, even though the need remains.</P><P>Place: Doctors Hospital.</P><P>Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.</P><P>Program:...
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When Barkley Talks, It's More Shtick Than Stick
Charles Barkley doesn't hate white people.Barkley is married to a white woman. He's tight with Phoenix Suns teammates Danny Ainge and Dan Majerle. Barkley sells sneakers for a white-owned shoe company. He's pals with Rush Limbaugh. Most of the positive...
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When Taxpayers Are Patrons of the Art
Most Americans would probably agree with Missouri's Sen. John Ashcroft when he said that spending tax money on art that challenged "some of the fundamental values of American culture" was inappropriate. Deciding what those values are might not be...
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With Caps Victory, Flyers Join Clog atop Nhl Atlantic
Join the group, Philadelphia.After Monday night's 5-3 victory over the Washington Capitals, the Flyers are the latest team to make a move toward the top in the NHL's Atlantic Division, where five teams are tied for first.Other division races are tightening,...
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