St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 22, 1995

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10 Years of Regional Cooperation
A decade ago, city and county officials showed one benefit of governmental cooperation by setting up Regional Medical Center and giving it 10-year contracts to provide care for the area's needy.In this 10th anniversary year, the county has indicated...
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All for Illinois: Book Details Inner Workings of Congress
Illinois congressmen rarely met as a group for strategy sessions until the early 1980s. The reason? When Chicago lawmakers had questions about what to do, the answer was guaranteed to come from City Hall."We rarely met either as Democrats or Democrats...
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Amendment on Prayer Stirs Debate Christian Group, Aide to Clinton Disagree
Public schools are already open to prayer, and a constitutional amendment on religion in schools could tip the balance toward coercing students, a senior White House official said Sunday.But Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed disagreed...
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American Tourister Gorilla Comes Back as Family Man
After a 14-year hiatus from the screen, the American Tourister gorilla will return to television starting today; this time he'll be accompanied by an entire simian family.St. Louis has been selected as one of six markets airing the new commercials. ...
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Ashcroft Welfare Plan Looks to Volunteers
Governmental reforms alone will not fix the nation's welfare system, says Sen. John Ashcroft. So the Missouri Republican will propose legislation Tuesday that blends incentives for more volunteerism with a hand-off of power to the states."A government...
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A Whole New World Forty Five Years after a Childhood Accident, a Man's Failing Vision Is Restored through Surgery
I WAS READING in bed one evening, as has been my nightly habit for as long as I have been able to read, and for some reason I closed one eye, my left. The page I had been reading disappeared behind a mist so dense I could not make out the words on the...
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Baerga, Sorrento Homer as Tribe Beats Boston
Carlos Baerga and Paul Sorrento each homered twice as Cleveland rallied for a 12-10 victory over the Boston Red Sox, the third game in a row the Indians have burned the Sox bullpen.The visiting Indians trailed 9-6 before tying it in the eighth on Sorrento's...
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Battle over Teapot Is Heating Up
Don't look for cordiality in the tea business these days.Rivals are knocking off each other's products, packaging and names as the intensity of the competition heats up this once-staid business.For instance, Republic of Tea introduced an "Earl Greyer"...
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Bill to Ban Gun Ranges Is Advanced Aldermen Aim to Quiet Furor by Outlawing Shooting in City
Fed up with the seemingly unresolvable problems of shooting matches, the Pacific Board of Alderman has given preliminary approval to a bill to ban gun ranges in town.Alderman Donna Bocato, 1st Ward, sponsored the bill, which would repeal all references...
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Black Caucus Missed Point: Enemy Was Killer, Not System
AS A WHITE GUY who is represented in Congress by a black guy, there are times when I know my congressman is working against my personal interests.For instance, my congressman is a strong believer in affirmative action. White guys are never the beneficiaries...
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Board Seeks Authority on Ue Request Officials Seek to Block Substation with Building Permit Ordinance
The Frontenac Board of Aldermen plans to make the decision on whether Union Electric Co. is given a permit to build a substation in Frontenac.Under Frontenac's current ordinance, public utilities must get a building permit from the Board of Adjustment.But...
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Boston Puts on Spirited Performance
It was a homecoming of sorts for Boston Saturday night at Riverport Amphitheatre. Boston, making only its second appearance here since the late 1970s, still retains an avid following. It played a lengthy, 24-song set to a capacity crowd.In March 1977,...
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Braves Beat Florida for Fourth Win in Row
John Smoltz and Mark Wohlers combined on a two-hitter and David Justice and Chipper Jones each drove in two runs as the Atlanta Braves won 5-1 and completed a three-game sweep of the visiting Florida Marlins.The victory was the fourth in a row for the...
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Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Former Defense Secretary Les Aspin Dead Of Stroke</P><P>Les Aspin, the former defense secretary who resigned under pressure after a series of missteps, died Sunday night (May 21, 1995) after a massive stroke Saturday....
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Briefs
NATION OKLAHOMA CITY `Major Players' To Be Arrested, Magazine Says</P><P>The FBI is close to arresting "a group of major players" in the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.</P><P>The...
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Build Your Own Gastronomic Getaway in St. Louis
THE ST. LOUIS area is filled with shops, farms and restaurants perfect for inclusion on a personalized culinary tour. Below is information about the places we visited. For more ideas, you might want to get a copy of Susan Taylor's book, "The Guide to...
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Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>St. Louis Car Museum & Sales, which features more than 150 antique, classic and special-interest cars, has opened at 1575 Woodson Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63114. The museum, founded by Joe H. Scott Jr., accepts quality...
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Capital Braces for Trouble with Traffic at White House
CLOSING PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE in front of the White House will snarl traffic in a horn-honking, temper-flashing, bumper-to-bumper headache for commuters and tourists, district officials warned Sunday."I think it will be a traumatic rush hour," said a spokesman...
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Card Mania: Plastic Is Now Spreading into Our Food
It's a long way from stalking and killing your own food - today's hunters and gatherers can put a cartload of victuals on their charge cards, paying on credit for food eaten and digested months or even years earlier.Paying by plastic for the weekly grocery...
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Children, Elderly at Highest Risk for Injury
CHILDREN and the elderly are especially at risk for injury - children because of their high activity levels and dependence on supervision and the elderly because the aging process exacerbates the severity of injuries.Unintentional injuries kill 7,200...
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City Treasures Crusty, Chewy Bread, Handcrafted with Care Little Pots of Basil and Great Big Jars Full of Dried Herbs Rich Swiss Truffles and Exotic Chinese Pastries Lunch in a Lovely Bistro These Are Some of the Flavors of a Day-Long Culinary Tour of St. Louis
AT 8:30 A.M., right on schedule, the gold-and-black Tiger Coaches bus rolls into the nearly deserted parking lot at Plaza Frontenac. Skirts and jackets blowing in the cool wind, a clutch of women and a few men get on board for a culinary tour of St....
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Class Observes Culture, from Within
The best way to teach students to appreciate another culture is to let them experience it firsthand, says Pamela Randall, a dance teacher at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School."It's very simple to sit in the classroom, hand out books and...
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Clinton May Let Taiwan Official Visit the U.S
Under pressure from Congress, President Bill Clinton's administration is considering allowing President Lee Teng-hui of Taiwan to enter the United States to deliver a lecture at Cornell University.Lee earned a doctorate in economics at Cornell in 1968.According...
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College Guys in Denial over `Thin'
BAD news: Men really do want skinny women.Or at least white college-age American men do.And since their fathers score pretty much the same in most research on body shape preferences, men outside the twentysomething age bracket probably want skinny women,...
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Committees to Study Classroom Crowding, Money, Tax Hike
The Rockwood School District plans to appoint three committees to study how to handle crowding in classrooms, save money and persuade voters to increase taxes.The School Board set up the committees last week on the recommendation of Acting Superintendent...
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County Rejects Salvation Army's Funding Request Cuts to Affect Shelter, Food, Clothing
When St. Charles County distributes $100,000 this spring to six agencies that serve the county's homeless, the Salvation Army will not be on the list.The cut in funds may require the Salvation Army to mount a special campaign this year to pay for the...
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Crime Rate Continues to Decline but Killings by Teens Are Still `Skyrocketing'
The U.S. crime rate went down 3 percent in 1994, posting a decline for the third year in a row, according to an FBI report released Sunday.The federal law enforcement agency said violent crimes reported to the police nationwide fell 4 percent while so-called...
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Define Problem, Then Take Action
WHICH relationship in your life is currently causing you the most heartburn? Is it with your mate? Friend? Boss? Teen-age son? Grown daughter? Neighbor? Fellow worker?Karen has trouble with her 14-year-old daughter. From the sound of things, the daughter...
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Delicious Signs That Spring Has Arrived
MY FAVORITE WAY to welcome spring is to serve a salmon and asparagus dinner. In this season when gardens are blooming in a burst of fresh colors and fragrances, I crave a colorful, fresh, light entree.Fortunately for busy cooks, these two luxurious ingredients...
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Desjardins' Ot Goal Beats Rangers 5-4
Eric Desjardins scored the winner 7 minutes 3 seconds into overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the visiting New York Rangers 5-4 Sunday in the opener of their playoff series.Desjardins beat goaltender Mike Richter with a 30-foot screened shot. Desjardins...
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Don't Cry for Argentina
With the re-election of President Carlos Saul Menem, Argentina has entered a new political era. The outcome of this election had been foreordained though, ever since the constitution was amended to allow a president - specifically Mr. Menem - to serve...
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Double Billing Helps IRS Collect
There is a laundry list of well-settled rules that help the Internal Revenue Service discharge its mission to collect taxes.For example, when the IRS bills a taxpayer for additional taxes, the agency's assessment is presumed to be accurate until the...
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Earth Can't Keep Up, Research Group Says
The world is evolving at a breathtaking pace, according to a research group that looked at such things as the number of frogs and computers to chart the planet's health.With an unusually eclectic array of data, the Worldwatch Institute's "Vital Signs...
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Entrepreneur Seeks to Brew Up Success in the Tea Business
Ron Rubin is turning over a new leaf.A tea leaf, to be exact.Now he is hoping to turn on a nation of latte-loving, cappuccino-crazed coffee drinkers to the brewing pleasures of the Camellia sinensis tea bush.A second-generation liquor wholesaler in...
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Expert Care in St. Louis
RECENT improvements in eye-surgery techniques and in surgical instruments made possible the restoration of nearly normal sight to Patrick Strickler, Dr. David J. Schanzlin said.Schanzlin, professor and chairman of the department of ophthalmology at St....
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Fans All Hunger for Wit and Wisdom of TV Chef
RODGER BERG FIGURES it cost him close to $400 to attend Julia Child's cooking class in Dallas last month. That's $150 airfare from Norman, Okla., and $185 for the class. Another $17 for a book - to be autographed, of course. And dinner.Not that the 31-year-old...
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FBI Targeting Group as `Major Player' in Bombing, Report Says
The FBI is close to arresting "a group of major players" in the Oklahoma City bombing, Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.A source told the magazine: "This thing involves husbands and wives as well as children as young as 12."The source also said, "We...
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Federal Aid Coming, Gephardt Promises
Federal help should soon flow into flood-damaged areas, House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt said Sunday.Gephardt, D-St. Louis County, said it was too soon to tell how much disaster relief would be needed - and how much would be available.Gov. Mel...
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Feeding Frenzy Corn Leftovers Become Fish Food
Researchers are turning leftovers into fish food and simultaneously helping corn farmers, ethanol producers and fish farmers.The leftovers are what remains when corn has been turned into ethanol - coarse, brown, smelly materials that often are thrown...
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Fire Proof Mysterious Blaze Gets 2nd Look after 80 Years
More than 80 years after fire destroyed Jack London's lodge high above the Valley of the Moon, forensics experts hope to answer the burning question of his last years: What caused the blaze?"We've always wondered about the fire," said Brent Parkman,...
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First-Year Coach Navigates Vikings to District Baseball Title
Tony Perkins knows the secret to coaching success: good ballplayers."I'm very lucky here," said Perkins, in his first year as head baseball coach at Francis Howell High. "I've got a great bunch of athletes, guys who take their baseball seriously. They...
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Former Defense Chief Les Aspin Dies
Former Defense Secretary Les Aspin, who was appointed to steer the Pentagon into the uncharted waters of the post-Cold War era but resigned under pressure after a series of missteps, died Sunday night after suffering a massive stroke Saturday. He was...
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Gender Equity Causing Anxiety in College Ranks Some Schools Dropping Men's Teams While Adding Women's
In a bittersweet irony for soccer enthusiasts, the sport is growing and contracting at the same time on the college level.While more and more colleges are adding women's soccer as a relatively inexpensive way to meet gender equity requirements, some...
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Girls Study Women of Ww II Rosati-Kain Students Use `Rosie the Riveter" in Project
From a poster pinned on the wall of a second-floor classroom at Rosati-Kain High School, Rosie the Riveter, the famous World War II heroine, stands with her arm flexed beneath a bold "We Can Do It."In the 1940s, Rosie's determination came to symbolize...
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Goals for County Arts Council: Administrator, Raising Money
The St. Charles County Arts Council's top priority for the coming year should be to raise money and to get a paid part-time administrator, a budget, an office and volunteers.Those are some of the goals of a five-year plan on the county's cultural resources...
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Gop Can Look to Previous Ideas on Trimming Costs of Medicare
MEDICARE WAS IN guarded condition even before the debate over balancing the federal budget. Soon the elderly will have to pay more for health coverage.Medicare, the nationwide health insurance program, pays hospital and doctors' bills for the elderly...
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Grave Concern Woman Rescues Tombstones from Neglect and Obscurity
VERDA GERWICK spends her life among the dead.She has haunted cemeteries for 33 years, recording the names and dates that summarize a life. She has repaired tombstones and replaced them and dug up those buried by time.She and her helpers have cataloged...
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Great Day for a Parade Community Tradition Alive, Well at Benefit for Annie Malone Home
Shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, Madonna Berry, 13, stood in the hot sun in the middle of Natural Bridge Avenue clutching red and white pompons to her chest."I'm nervous," said Berry, a Jennings Junior High School student. She was about to step out in front...
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Group Homes Deserve Protection
When nontraditional tenants try to move into a stable, single-family neighborhood, nothing is more certain than homeowner opposition. Oxford Houses, a group home program for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, has had its share of opposition from...
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Guess Who's Cooking in Julia's Kitchen
DO YOU HAVE $35 stashed in the cookie jar?If so, plunk it down for a copy of "In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs," by Julia Child with Nancy Verde Barr (Knopf). Not since her "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" (Knopf, 1961) have we had such a tour...
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Harold Gaines: Worldly Wise - and Wary
Retired sociology professor Harold Gaines was forged by an extended family, an ethnically diverse small town and a wise grandfather who could neither read nor write.Gaines' life is reminiscent of a Hemingway novel. He spied for the U.S. Army in Italy...
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Here's What You Need to Know about Contingent Beneficiaries
Q. My will is very old, and I'm thinking of changing it, especially because my husband died more than 17 years ago and my three children are adults. I even have four grandchildren now.One section of my will that confuses me is called "contingent beneficiaries."...
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Here's Why the Ketchup Stays Behind the Counter
Stopping at a fast-food place the other day, I overheard this conversation between a perplexed customer and a breezy assistant manager:Customer (holding a burger on a tray and turning about as if lost, then approaching the manager): Hey, what happened...
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Historic Village Decision Pleases Critics of Plan for Butterfly House
Critics of the Park Conservancy's plan to build a butterfly house in Faust Park in Chesterfield are relieved by St. Louis County's decision to keep the park's historic buildings in place. The officials have moved the site of the butterfly house.Irene...
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Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville East Elementary School, One Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have four As and no Ds or Fs to qualify for the A honor roll and four Bs or higher and no Ds or Fs to qualify for the B honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter...
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House Backs Bill on Truth in Sentencing
The Illinois House approved a $320 million plan Sunday to make the state's most violent criminals serve most or all of their sentences.The politically popular "truth in sentencing" legislation would require those convicted of first-degree murder in Illinois...
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Howell North, Hickman Meet Today at Slu
Dan Hogan, soccer coach at Francis Howell North High, was thrilled for his team. But he felt for his friend."To be real honest, we wanted to play St. Dominic" in the quarterfinals, Hogan said after his Knights won but St. Dominic lost in the state sectionals...
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Human Rights Groups Protest Use of Blinding Laser Weapons
Laser weapons capable of permanently blinding the enemy have drawn complaints from human rights groups who say they are inhumane.Human Rights Watch and the International Committee of the Red Cross are pressing for the U.S. government to adopt a Swedish...
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Inside the Garden, a Hidden Cache of Carrots Awaits Discovery
A COUPLE of toughs surprised me the other day in the garden.They were carrots left over from last year's gardening efforts. My kid, then 9 years old, had sprinkled some seeds in a corner of the garden. The seeds had not done much last summer, and they...
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Keep Public Campaign Financing
Many voters blindly hate politicians so much that the last thing they want to give them is public financing for their campaigns. But they also despise the system because it is controlled by special interest money. Before meaningful campaign finance reform...
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Ladder Wagon: A Slice of Fire History
METICULOUSLY brushing black paint onto the iron rim of a wagon wheel, volunteer firefighter Derek Huber worked on preserving a bit of Edwardsville history.The wheel was mounted onto a 19th century piece of firefighting equipment that Huber's predecessors...
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Lawyer Takes on IRS over Clients' Cash Payments
FIVE YEARS AGO this spring, defense lawyer Richard H. Sindel carried a leather briefcase into Magna Bank in Clayton. Nothing out of the ordinary about that, except that the briefcase was stuffed with $20 and $100 bills.A bank official watched Sindel...
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Leaf, Limb Pickup Too Costly, Council Says; No More Service
Berkeley will discontinue its leaf and limb pickup because the City Council has decided it is too costly.Last year, the service cost $34 a house and $10,000 per week for the city, said City Manager Arbon Hairston."Berkeley is one of the few communities...
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League Attempts to Put Horse before Cart Indy Speedway President Ready to Go Head-On against Racing"s Powers
You want to start your own league, but most of the existing team owners roll their eyes and tell you to take a hike.That's what happened when Tony George began talking about his Indy Racing League last year.But George holds a trump card. He has exclusive...
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Little-Known Agency Softens Blow of Imports
For many small business owners, the old joke goes, the most terrifying words ever spoken are: "Hello. I'm from the federal government, and I'm here to help you."But in the case of the tiny and nearly unknown Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center,...
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Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
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Luck Stars St. Louis Walk of Fame Gets Seven New Members
The St. Louis Walk of Fame along the sidewalks of the University City Loop got even longer Sunday as organizers ceremoniously honored illustrious St. Louisans.The seven sets of stars and plaques actually were installed last week, bringing the total number...
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Lucky Stars St. Louis Walk of Fame Gets Seven New Members
The St. Louis Walk of Fame along the sidewalks of the University City Loop got even longer Sunday as organizers ceremoniously honored illustrious St. Louisans.The seven sets of stars and plaques actually were installed last week, bringing the total number...
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Mandela Continues Campaign for Unity in Zulu Territory
Shrugging off a shooting scare 24 hours earlier, President Nelson Mandela continued his forays into the heart of Zululand on Sunday.He told crowds of supporters that he was determined that all places be freely accessible.By pointedly visiting areas considered...
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Marriage, "Melrose' Style: Behind the Scenes
THE BRIDE wore royal blue terry cloth. To be sure, she was glowing like a young bride should, despite the fact that she was greeting guests while still wearing a bathrobe and big hair rollers.The wedding guests were met by a surly, longhaired man who...
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`Mechanic' Fossas Gives Cardinals Great Service
He used to be called the "Mechanic," because Milwaukee Brewers announcer Bob Uecker thought he looked like somebody who would service your car.Tony Fossas has been called often in his career. He's just never asked to stay very long.On Sunday, Fossas...
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Meeting of NRA Looks at `Freedoms' Unfunded Mandates, Species Act Decried
The National Rifle Association wrapped up its annual convention Sunday by straying into conservative themes unrelated to firearms.In an address to the convention, Wayne LaPierre, the group's top executive officer, got into such conservative themes as...
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Metro East Areas Struggle with Water - Again Recent Deluge Threatened Strapped Drainage System, Sanitary-District Official Says
Rose Schreiber may not think of it this way, but she lives in a bowl. So do Joe Mandeville and Burril Mangrum. And last week, nature turned on the water tap over their heads. All the way on.Schreiber, Mandeville and Mangrum, all of Caseyville, were...
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Military Mission: Helping Urban Kids Guard Program Aims to Keep Kids Clean
U.S. ARMY Capt. Johnny Boatman stands near the jogging trail on the South Side's Washington Park, assessing a group that has taken off on a mile run.Shinor Johnson, 14, is heading Boatman's way, leading the pack. And when Shinor reaches the finish line,...
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Monday Memo
Inflation has taken its toll over the years, even for mythological creatures.We remember as a young lad putting a baby tooth under the pillow at night, awakening the next morning to find a shiny new dime and being thrilled.But who had put that money...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
When GARY SHELTON, who writes for the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, starts unloading his quiver of quips, some start to suspect he lounged in the sun just a tad too long. Providing grounds for that suspicion are darts such as these:"Some people still...
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Morphine Generates Addictive Funk
Drawing from rock, punk, R&B and free-form jazz, Morphine defies easy categorization. The bare-bones Boston trio combines two-string slide electric bass, baritone saxophone, drums (heavy on the kick-drum) and deadpan baritone vocals to produce a groove...
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Move Government Closer to People
Robert L. Woodson Sr. had just finished reading a Washington Post piece on government distrust among whites in rural Pennsylvania, and he was startled at his reaction."I found myself understanding them very well," he told me. "I don't necessarily agree...
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Murphy's Ot Goal Beats Canucks 2-1
Joe Murphy scored 9 minutes 4 seconds into overtime Sunday night as the Chicago Blackhawks overcame two correct but unfavorable officiating calls to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1.With Vancouver's Russ Courtnall in the penalty box for tripping, Denis...
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Nerinx vs. Oakville Again in Soccer Playoffs
The Nerinx Hall Markers had few easy soccer games this season. But that's all right with coach Tim Champion."Our goal is to build and to prepare ourselves for districts," he said. "During the regular season, we'll experiment a little and try a few different...
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New Programs Make It Easier to Pay off Student Loans
It's commencement time, and this spring most graduates won't just walk away with a diploma, they'll get a payment book, too.As with most passages of American life, debt financing has become the payment method of choice for tuition bills. Today's average...
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No Flood-Plain Effort Planned to Stop Water `We're Not Going to Do Anything,' Official Says
Barbara Pallardy was standing about a quarter of a mile from her mobile home on North Main Street on Friday - looking first at the muddy Missouri River and then in disbelief at a St. Charles city police officer's explanation of the city's flood-fighting...
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Notebook
NPR's Real Dr. Science</P><P>In a 25-year career filled with illuminating moments of science reporting, one episode stands out most for Ira Flatow fans: the day he crawled into a closet on National Public Radio to chew Lifesavers with...
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NRA Head Supports Hearings on Militias He Also Demands Inquiry into U.S. Firearms Agents
Wayne LaPierre Jr., a National Rifle Association executive, said Sunday that his group favored congressional hearings into the scope and intent of heavily armed "citizen militias" around the country."We condemn hate groups, terrorist groups," LaPierre...
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Obituaries
George E. Marquis</P><P>George E. Marquis, 77, of Portage des Sioux, died May 14, 1995, at his home.</P><P>Mr. Marquis was a retired industrial engineer. He was also a former marshal of Portage Des Sioux. He served in the Navy...
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Official Seeking Repayment of County Money in Thefts Former Deputy Treasurer Is Ordered to Stand Trial
Jefferson County Prosecutor Bob Wilkins says he wants full restitution from an employee suspected of stealing $57,397 from the county treasurer's office.Barbara J. Kettler, 40, was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. She...
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Oklahoma City Bombing Shakes Up Workplace Security
The terrorist bomb that demolished the Oklahoma City federal building April 19 has triggered a widespread review of workplace security policies, a survey by the American Management Association reveals.Reaction to the bombing, which claimed 166 lives,...
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One Round and Out: Where's the Change? Keenan Insists Blues Made a Start at It
Mike Keenan preached about change often this season, referring to it as "cultural" and talking about embracing it. And the Blues promoted change in their season-ticket brochure."New Ice. New Sweater. New Coach. Same Great Fans!" They might as well have...
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On the Trail of Good Food for Outdoor Treks
SUMMER'S COMING, and so is summer vacation.Soon we'll be heading for the great outdoors, canoeing, cycling, hiking and camping our way through wilderness and national parks.Most hikers and campers abandon healthy food and good taste when planning a trip,...
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Pacers Finally Nip NY Ewing's Miss Seals 2-Point Indiana Win; Miller Scores 29
Reggie Miller knelt on the court at Madison Square Garden, burying his head in his hands. In front of almost 20,000 quiet fans, he felt the sudden shock of realizing the Pacers had just beaten the team that had dogged them in the playoffs for three seasons."Finally,"...
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Panel Ponders Tax-Roll Plan on New Houses Passage of Bill Prompts County to Reconsider Plan for Revenue
A committee of the St. Louis County Council will reconsider allowing the assessor to put new houses on the tax rolls in the first month after they are occupied.Currently, new houses go on the rolls on Jan. 1 of the year after they are occupied. That...
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People
JENNIFER JASON LEIGH lights one match after another and intently watches the flame as she ruminates about her latest character."She's so raw and so meaty and so desperate and very courageous in a way. And she has so much moxie. All those things which...
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Pigeons Flying Free in This Mobile Home
Dear Ann Landers: I have a son-in-law who raises pigeons. "Barney" and my daughter and their 1-year-old child live in a mobile home.Barney is raising four pigeons in large wire cages in their living room. He says the pigeons should have a little freedom,...
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Playoff Birdie Gives Singh Title 5 Extra Holes Longest Run in Pga since '89
Vijay Singh made a 12-foot birdie putt on the fifth playoff hole to beat Doug Martin on Sunday and win the $1.2 million Buick Classic for the second time in three years.The birdie was Singh's first of the day. He had gone 22 holes without one.Singh,...
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Political Change Overdue in Spain
Next Sunday, the Spanish vote in what probably are the wrong elections for Spain today. The vote is for regional and municipal assemblies and offices. Though the result will have national significance, the country is in need of a national election to...
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Pumpkin Pie: A Traditional Approach to a Favorite Old Recipe
DOROTHY WIESE of St. Louis wrote to us before the weather got warm, requesting the pumpkin pie recipe developed for Borden's Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk.Thirty-four readers responded with the recipe she wanted, as well as with low-fat and no-bake...
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Put It on the P.A
Sarah Wight, a senior at McCluer North High School, has received a university scholarship worth $3,200 to Murray State College in Kentucky. Carissa Stroker, Willie Moore and Erica Massenberg were selected as members of the 1995 Youth Health Workers...
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Put It on the P.A
Jan Moolsintong, a senior at John Burroughs, has been named a presidential scholar by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. Jan will go to Washington, D.C., in June and will receive a presidential scholar medallion at a recognition ceremony...
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Rams Plant Roots in Community with Boys Club Deal
Bernie Bits: The Monday Morning Special.</P><P>Nice move by the Rams, establishing temporary quarters at Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club. A team can practice anywhere, but by investing $1.5 million into Mathews-Dickey, the Rams are impacting ...
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River Crests Fall Short of Predictions but '95 Flood Still Third Worst; Farm Fields, Katy Trail Inundated
The crests of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers rolled through St. Charles and St. Louis Sunday, leaving behind flooded farm fields and a gouged-out Katy Trail.This round of flooding caused less damage than the record levels of 1993 because many homes...
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