St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 7, 1996

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A Celebration of Memories Kindness among Neighbors Help Distinguish a Film about Southern Blacks and Their Struggles
Cliff, the young hero of "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored," is the last member of the family to see his Uncle Sammy, who has decided to head North. Just 19, Sammy has had enough of picking cotton for sharecropper's wages. "I'd rather die than spend...
Adam, Andy See Alan Benes Pitch
Never mind the 2,724 fans and the Cardinals' staff. Alan Benes had a more critical audience Wednesday as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2.For the first time, his brothers, Andy and Adam, both were on hand to watch him pitch.Alan Benes, who will be the...
Alexander, Lugar Aren't Hankering for No. 2 Spot
Lamar Alexander doesn't want to be vice president. After months of campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, he just wants to rest.Dick Lugar doesn't want the nation's No. 2 job, either. But secretary of agriculture might not be a bad consolation...
A Man Who Spoke Latin and Sold Rubber Chickens
THE CLOSEST I ever got to the late, great Neal Russo was the clucking end of a rubber chicken. Russo sold me the chicken late one night when I was working the graveyard shift.Among other things, Russo was the CEO, VP of sales and pitchman for his own...
A Pleasant Journey to the Desert - despite the Weather
I spent the last weekend of February in Tucson, Ariz., in hopes of enjoying a preview of summer. Instead, a capricious Mother Nature decided that was the weekend summer would spend in St. Louis. I came home to gleeful reports of 77-degree temperatures...
Approval by House Sends Bill on Cuban Sanctions to Clinton
The House approved legislation Wednesday to tighten economic sanctions on Cuba and keep foreign investors away. The bill now goes to President Bill Clinton, who has promised to sign it.The House passed the Cuban Liberty Act 336-86 Wednesday, a day after...
Arch Triumph for a Claustrophobic a St. Louis Native Embarks on His First Trip Up the National Monument
So I spent my formative years in this fair city and, until now, have somehow a-voided being carted to the top of a huge hunk of stainless steel. What's the big deal?For many St. Louisans it's the sacrilegious equivalent of being a local denizen who cannot...
Artists Dissolve the Line between Domestic, Divine
Many artists today strive to reclaim spiritual realms of the human imagination that were once occupied by their most ancient predecessors. Focusing on this trend is a new group art exhibition at Greenville College, "Prophets and Jesters: The Christian...
At Neutral Site, Bills Can't Go in Reverse vs. Cincy
With fear in their eyes, the Billikens lost in Cincinnati by 32 points on Feb. 7. With the roar of friends in their ears, they lost to Cincinnati by just five points 12 days later."I learned it's hard to play them at the Shoemaker Center in front of...
At Slain Girl's Funeral, Minister Urges `Drastic Action' to End Violence
With a white casket containing the body of a 15-year-old girl at his feet and her grieving relatives nearby, the Rev. Jesse Battle delivered a fiery sermon Wednesday in a packed church.His voice often cracking, Battle gave more than 300 people his solution...
Auditions
4th Wall Produc tions: Looking for a Stage Manager/ Productions Manager and a Production Assistant for the touring company of "Tony `N Tina's Wedding." Fax resume to (816) 756-5770 or mail to: P.O. Box 10032, Kansas City, MO 64171. Call 1-800-941-4654.Kirkwood...
Authorities Recapture Murderer Injured during Escape, Killer Put Up No Fight
Escaped murderer John Methfessel, who had this town in fear for a day and a half, was captured Wednesday while sound asleep in a house.Authorities caught Methfessel, 31, shortly after 5 p.m. in a house on the north side of town. Dwight J. Eckhoff, 20,...
A Vote for Albert Belle to Do It with `Feeling'
ALBERT BELLE, a star player for the Cleveland Indians, was just fined $50,000 for being rude and hostile to a network TV reporter. It is said to be the biggest fine in the history of baseball.The circumstances leading to the fine raise some profound...
Barbie Gets Flat Feet to Train for Atlanta
GUESS WHO'S going to the Olympics this year?Barbie!Pretty cool, huh? The big announcement was made in Atlanta last summer. "Barbie is always doing whatever kids are interested in," Barbie's publicist, Lisa McKendall, explained in an Associated Press...
Belleville East Goes Overtime to Beat Alton
Belleville East guard Clint Sitzes didn't know what to do.With 1:08 left in overtime and the Lancers leading Alton 64-62 Wednesday night, Sitzes got caught in a trap near midcourt.He attempted to call a timeout, but the official was too far away to see...
Best Bets for the Week of March 7-13
TonightMike Stockton & the Rhythmators: The veteran sideman has played alongside the likes of Delbert McClinton, Doyle Bramhall, ZZ Hill and Gregg Allman. Now he brings his own brand of Texas beer-joint boogie to Off Broadway for a 9 p.m. show. For more...
Beyond the Pale
Yellow pales, then it brightens, like the petals on those wind-tossed daffodils growing by the side of the road.Green grabs you, grows on you, greets the new season.Blue soothes. That's all. It is subtle and serene.Lavender, well, lavender is candied...
Blues' Duo Less Than Dynamic, out of Sync
They are supposed to be the Dynamic Duo, the Blond Bombers, the greatest connection since Alexander Graham Bell and "Mr. Watson." For that matter, there's no reason to imply they won't be.But thus far, in three starts, the combination of Wayne Gretzky...
Blues Fans Go Ga-Ga over the G-Man
The recent resurgence of Beatlemania has nothing on the Gretzkymania that has exploded here in the Gateway City.We're not talking Revolution No. 9 here. We're talking Revolution 99.Hockey fans--both the get-a-life crowd and the snooty luxury-box corporate...
Books Offer Fresh Eye on Gardening Authors Delve into Philosophy, Artistry, History
In the dead of winter, I had time to shovel through the new garden books piled up under my desk, and here are the ones I couldn't put down."The Inward Garden: Creating a Place of Beauty and Meaning" by Julie Moir Messervy (Little, Brown, 1995, $35),...
Bosnia Action Risks Clash with Russia
Perhaps the most puzzling thing about American military intervention in the Bosnian war is that no one seems to be concerned about the possibility of a military confrontation with Russia in that land where World War I began.No matter how it is dressed...
Brennan to Stay at Kmox Radio
Charles Brennan will remain at KMOX to be the host of the Morning Meeting talk show, and the radio station's top executive said Wednesday that a raid on his staff is over.Last week Tim Dorsey, a former KMOX executive, recruited three of the station's...
Briefs
MISSOURIHOG-RAISINGPanel OKs Moratorium On Large FarmsThe House Agriculture Committee approved a resolution Wednesday that directs the state to stop issuing construction permits for large hog-raising operations until June 15.The moratorium freeze, which...
Briefs
WorldBOSNIAMuslims, Croats Move Into Abandoned SuburbsThousands of Muslims and Croats Wednesday poured into Hadzici, a suburb of Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina that had been abandoned by the Serbs. Many of the Croats and Muslims had lived there before...
Briefs
ILLINOISALTONMan Killed By Rifle Shot; Another Charged\ An inspection of a new rifle early Wednesday left an Alton man dead and his fiancee's stepfather charged with involuntary manslaughter, police said.Killed was Jason M. Conklin, 22, of the 2600 block...
Buchanan Draws Talk-Show Barbs
Pat Buchanan likely didn't have late-night talk show hosts in mind when he warned supporters, "All the forces of the old order are going to rally against us."But David Letterman and Jay Leno, with assists from Conan O'Brien and "Saturday Night Live,"...
Bullets Shoot Down Sonics' Winning Streak
Seattle's franchise-record winning streak ended at 14 games Wednesday as the Sonics had their worst shooting night of the season in a 99-88 loss on the road at Washington.It was the first loss since Feb. 1 for Seattle, which trailed by at least 10 throughout...
Casual Revolution: Designers Are Starting to Catch On
IF THE TELEVISION show "Dynasty" was the paradigm of 1980s fashion, the current hit "Friends" tells quite a different story.Rachel's cardigans, nondescript short skirts and body-by-Rachel T-shirts bespeak a life of languid, low-key effort. "Dynasty's"...
Chamber Concert Suffers from Lack of Preparation
FREED from the velvet ankle irons of symphonic discipline, members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra gathered Monday night to play chamber music at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The second of this year's Chamber Music St. Louis series featured music of...
Chan's Earlier Rumble
Thanks to "Rumble in theBronx," Americans audiences are finally getting to know kung fu king JackieChan, the rest of the world's number one box office draw.To many martial arts buffs, Chan, 41, is the greatest performer ever to chop his way across the...
Checking In: Women's Hockey Is Making Its Presence Felt
Sheila Koszycki shakes off the checks of anyone who thinks women's hockey is risky business.For this graduate student at Washington University, donning a helmet, facemask, gloves and other protective gear is no threat.That's because when she goes to...
Clinton Books May 17 for Trans World Dome
THE BEAT GOES ON: The White House has circled the evening of May 17 for an appearance by President Bill Clinton at the Trans World Dome. Clinton will be here to raise campaign bucks for Rep. Dick Gephardt and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee....
College Update: Women
MISSOURIName-dropping: Mizzou's softball team threw freshman pitcher Stephanie Walston (St. Joseph's Academy) at one of the nation's top-ranked teams last week, and she came away as the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week. Walston shut out Southwestern Louisiana,...
Columbia, Yes; Mexico, No
Colombia and Mexico are among the main suppliers of narcotics that are sold in this country. Yet, the Clinton administration is practicing a double standard by strongly rebuking Colombia while going easy on Mexico.A rather unevenly applied federal law...
Country Cut-Up Though a Comedy Career Came Later in Life, It Is No Less Sweet to Barry Martin
When the love bug bites, it can cause all kinds of changes in a person's life. For Barry Martin, it happened the first time he stepped up on stage. People laughed at him, and then someone gave him $75 because they did. Just that fast, at an open-mike...
Court Decides Doctors Can Aid with Suicides
A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT struck down Washington state's ban on doctor-assisted suicide Wednesday, declaring that the terminally ill have a constitutional right to a "dignified and humane death."In the first such case to be decided by a federal appellate...
Cox Keeps Fooling 'Em, Shines vs. Former Club
While the Cardinals' future was on display Wednesday in Alan Benes, their past appeared in Danny Cox, a middle reliever for the Toronto Blue Jays. Cox pitched two hitless innings for the Toronto Blue Jays in the Cardinals' 4-2 victory.Cox, 35, was a...
Cyberculture and Contemplatives? It's Not a Match Made in Heaven, but Religious Communities Are Learning to Use the Internet
For decades, Mother Mary Francis, abbess of the Poor Clare community in Roswell, N.M., has urged contemplative nuns to remain enclosed in their cloisters, sleep on straw mats and rise at midnight to facilitate a life of prayer and penance.Now the abbess...
Day by Day
FRIDAYACT II THEATER - "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie will be performed at 8 p.m. by Act II Community Theater members at St. Peters City Hall on Mexico Road. Tickets will be available at the door for $5. Older adults will receive a discount upon...
Deadly Tornadoes Demolish Trailer Homes in Alabama; 6 Killed
A tornado and high wind spawned by severe thunderstorms killed at least six people and injured scores more early Wednesday in Alabama, state officials said.Four people died when a tornado struck trailer homes in Dallas County, north of Selma. Two more...
Decaro Denies Plotting Murder Disputes Witnesses, Says He Didn't Know Hit Man
Richard DeCaro vehemently denied Wednesday that he arranged the murder of his wife in 1992. And he accused his mother-in-law of lying.DeCaro, 34, of St. Charles is on trial a second time in the alleged contract murder of his wife, Elizabeth DeCaro, in...
Decisively Indecisive Tnt Stages a Gurney Play about Love and Lust during a Mid-Life Crisis
What do you do when the woman of your dreams walks smack into the middle of your mid-life crisis? Do you act on instinct and seize the moment, or wile it away in a whirl of indecisiveness? That's the dilemma confronting Austin, the protagonist of A.R....
Defending Albert Camus New Biography Shows Where Camus Was Right . . . and Sartre Wasn't
JEAN-PAUL SARTRE and Albert Camus are inextricably linked in the popular mind as those existentialists who spent so much time in Left Bank cafes.This was a gross misunderstanding in important and in silly ways, and it angered Camus, who repeatedly said...
Denim Market on the Upswing
DENIM. IN THE 100-plus years since Levi Strauss riveted a pair of "waist-high overalls," it has clothed cowboys, hippies, rappers, disco queens and about half the rest of the world.Hard to believe something so basic can still make our hearts beat a li...
Designers Building Better Bridges for Fall
BRING ON THE chinos.After several seasons of misreading the career casual movement, some of the biggest names in bridge say they've finally got a grip.The result: Traditional bridge looks - tailored sporstwear in neutral shades - are being marketed for...
Dispatching System Board to Face Ire from Officers
Country Club Hills police and Municipal Radio System officials have plan to meet this morning to deal with complaints that officers have had with the dispatching service.At a board meeting for the system in Wellston Tuesday night, Country Club Hills...
District's Good Image Is Bad, Pollster Says
Residents who live in the Pattonville School District say its public schools are doing a good job educating area youngsters - maybe too good to convince voters of the need for a tax increase, according to Rod Wright, whose company, Attitude Research...
Dole Challenged by Forbes Today in N.Y. Primary
A shifting, twisting Republican presidential race took new shape Wednesday with two candidates quitting, key fence-sitters picking and Sen. Bob Dole standing tall through it all.On a day of political drama after Dole's stunning, cross-country primar...
Dole Must Learn to Speak Up
Sooner or later, Bob Dole reveals who he is. Recognizing that some Republicans wanted "another Ronald Reagan," he told an audience last year that he would be glad to comply, "if that's what you want" - signaling, of course, that he was nothing of the...
Don't Fracture Ice Pond; Pour Hot Water on It
Q: I have a small pond in my garden that was installed this past year. Several goldfish lived in the pond, one large and the others small. During that severe cold snap, the pond froze solid, but I could see my large fish gasping for air beneath the ice....
Don't Fracture Ice; Use Hot Water
Q: I have a small pond in my garden that was installed this past year. Several goldfish lived in the pond, one large and the others small. During that severe cold snap, the pond froze solid, but I could see my large fish gasping for air beneath the ice....
Doubting Dole Did the Heat of the Primaries Leave Him Tempered or Burned?
SEN. ROBERT J. DOLE emerged triumphant from a month of tribulation Tuesday night and found himself almost exactly where he was when the year began: the presumptive Republican nominee and favorite of the party establishment but a man still struggling...
Drawing on the Inner Self
If Mudd Gallery owner Ken Barnett were an abstract drawing, he would be a circle with pale blue and sea green wisps. That according to artist Janine McDonald, who drew Barnett's personality after meeting him recently.McDonald is something like the fine...
`Drug Court' Offers New Hope Treatment, Counseling Can Replace Prosecution, Sentence
Seven people who could've faced jail and a criminal record on drug charges in Madison County have become the first to enroll in a new program designed to leave participants clean and sober - and with a clean record.The program, which got under way this...
Durable Goods an Array of Products at Home, Garden Show
When a Catholic school went shopping for a durable new fence, Don Schmieg suggested the school try vinyl, the latest rage in outdoor patios and fences.Schmieg, the general manager of Wholesale Landscape Supply in Fenton, gave the school a vinyl rail...
Eagle Is out Neon Mainstay to Fly No More for Cardinals
When the Cardinals' season opens April 8, Busch Stadium's scoreboard will be birdless for the first time in its 30-year history.No more neon eagle in left-center field, flapping its wings for home runs. The bird won't fly, nodding its head, wagging its...
East-West Metro Event Set Tonight
Two-time Missouri champions Matt Smith of Hazelwood East and Jason Moore of St. Charles West, and Illinois champion John Venne of Granite City are in the spotlight for tonight's East-West Metro Wrestling Classic at Meramec Community College.The 7:30...
Edgar Pushes New Casino Tax Governor Says Budget Plan Would Aid Schools
Gov. Jim Edgar's proposed state budget would dramatically increase school funding, and he's pressuring lawmakers to create a new tax on riverboat casinos to help pay for it."We are asking the millionaire owners of riverboats to share slightly more of...
Engineered Support Thriving on Defense
Engineered Support Systems Inc. will not only survive consolidation in the defense industry but prosper as a result, executives said Wednesday."We've seen the elimination of a number of competitors," said John Wichlenski, president of the company's defense...
E. St. Louis Turns Aside Development Plan Called for Restaurants, Store across from City Hall
The East St. Louis City Council on Wednesday said "thanks but no thanks" - at least for now - to a proposed $4 million development across the street from City Hall.The city had been working with developer Kenneth Ryan for months on the proposal, which...
Family Stuff
String FeverSome of the hitmakers of the 18th century will be the focus of a Young People's Concert when Mark Russell Smith takes the baton to lead the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Smith, the conductor...
Film Briefs
From the We Get Press Releases Dept.: Steve Guttenberg and Academy Award nominee Kathleen Quinlan star in "Zeus and Roxanne" shooting on location in the Bahamas ... "Zeus and Roxanne" deals with the unique relationship which forms between a roguish dog...
Fix Special School District Soon
Less than a month before an election that should never occur, the Missouri Legislature has made too little progress on its attempt to restructure the governance of the Special School District of St. Louis County. Turmoil on the district's board and allegations...
F. Lee Bailey Is Jailed for Contempt of Court
F. Lee Bailey, who has spent his legal career trying to keep famous clients out of jail, was hauled away in handcuffs and leg irons Wednesday and began serving a six-month jail sentence for failing to produce $25 million in stock from a drug dealer he...
Fleshing out the Historical Skeleton after Undergoing a Facelift, Gateway Heritage Magazine Appears More Reader-Friendly
Subscribers to Gateway Heritage magazine may notice something different this month. The Missouri Historical Society's quarterly publication sports a sparkling new design. David Miles, the magazine's editor, has supervised the refurbishing."Dr. {Robert}...
Fluid Check Most Indoor Plant Problems Tied to Watering
If an indoor plant seems to be struggling, check watering procedures first. In general, improper watering causes more houseplant problems than anything else.Unfortunately, many houseplants are watered on a fixed schedule, which is impossible, or on a...
For Victoria Abril, Acting Has No Borders
Spanish-born actress Victoria Abril insists she carries no passport. Of course, that's not literally true.But for Abril, movie-making knows no national boundaries. Though she grew up in Spain, she fell madly in love with Gallic cinematographer Gerard...
Friendly Neighbors Wage Civil Contest Incumbent Even Picked Challenger to Fill Board Spot
Good neighbors make good competitors.At least, that's what mayoral candidates in Cool Valley are saying.Challenger Shirley Aleem lives just down the block from incumbent mayor Hershell Brooks on Emerling Drive. He is also her mailman.Brooks recently...
Garden of Thai Delights West County Eatery Knows How to Turn on the Heat
I love to cook, but I have to admit that Thai cuisine is not one of my specialties. The ingredients are difficult to find and the preparations can be time-consuming. Plus, in St. Louis, good Thai food is readily accessible - and cheap, to boot.One...
Get out the Vote: Young Adults Defy Stereotypes
Sigh . . . those baby boomers. They're apathetic, they're cynical and they have 18-year-old Julie Felix worried.She tsk-tsks them for whining about political candidates and bemoaning the insignificance of their vote."I want to tell them to quit being...
Getting Back to the Cutting Edge Seeds of Old Favorites Lack Only Land to Bloom
Last summer, as I cut a few precious stems of golden yarrow and Shasta daisies from the pots on my roof in Brooklyn, I realized how much I miss growing armloads of cut flowers. This year, I'm determined to have enough to fill every room.I'm not sure...
Girl's Excessive Piercing Has Grandmother Upset
Dear Ann Landers: My 38-year-old daughter and her third husband split up, and I am now the legal guardian for her two children. The boy, who is almost 18, is no trouble at all. The 16-year-old girl, however, is a real handful."Greta" has been going with...
Glisten Up: New Products Can Give Hair High-Powered Shine
FIRST, THE BAD news. To a certain extent, you were either born with shiny hair or you weren't. Shine is meted out in inverse proportion to the degree of curl.In other words, the straighter the shinier. Hence the near-blinding radiance of Asian hair.But...
Gophers Knock off Iowa, Keep Tourney Hopes Alive
Bobby Jackson, a junior transfer guard, had a career-high 21 oints and John Thomas added 15 as host Minnesota knocked off No. 19 Iowa 72-64 Wednesday night and kept alive its slim NCAA Tournament hopes.Minnesota (17-12 overall, 9-8 Big Ten) has consecutive...
Green with Envy a New Multi-Level Warehouse District Club Pulsates with a Buzz All Its Own
From the street, The Green Room looks like any other old-man bar. A stark white sign hanging above a deserted-looking storefront on Washington Avenue is the only indication that there may actually be something besides dirt behind the door.Inside, it's...
Growth Makes Bond Issue Crucial, Officials Believe
Two lines of suburban growth are heading toward the Meramec Valley School District. Officials say that a $5.9 million bond issue on the April 2 ballot will keep the district slightly ahead of enrollment pressure.The bond issue would pay for adding 27...
Hear Here
Green RootsHalf a dozen Kavanaughs, a local family with roots in the counties Galway, Kerry and Mayo, will perform to celebrate the green feast at 8 p.m. March 15-16 at Incarnate Word Academy Theater, 2788 Normandy Drive. Led by St. Louis University...
Hedge `Rooms' Take Shape around House
About 15 years ago, Ngaere Macray bought 40 acres of old potato fields in Sagaponack, N.Y., and started to build a house and garden.She grew up in England, the land of hedges and walled outdoor garden "rooms," so these, as if in her blood, began to take...
Help Save a Gene Pool: Plant a Classic
In the winter deluge of seed catalogs, I'm holding on to my new fourth edition of the Garden Seed Inventory like some raft that miraculously appeared in the flood. This bible has no pictures, which is almost a relief after staring at all those pinups...
Here's a Look to Avoid for Spring
TANNING SEASON is here: Time to buy the so-called healthy, sun-kissed glow that makes everyone look so much prettier, even happier.Peak months at tanning salons are February through May, when bronze wannabes stampede the salons to lie on hot, radiant...
Hire Learning Getting a Job Can Depend on Your Questions as Well as Your Answers
Whether you are able to land the job you want may depend on the questions you ask in your next interview.The way Richard Fein sees it, those questions reveal a lot about you, possibly more than you realize."There are positive and negative ways to ask...
Historian's Research Alters View of Pioneer Point Sable
John F. Swenson, a retired corporate lawyer turned historian, says much of what historians have said and written about Jean Baptiste Point Sable, the black founder of Chicago, isn't true.In a paper submitted in January to the Chicago Historical Society,...
Illini Fall to Spartans for 10th Big 10 Loss
It looks like it's over.Illinois never led in its game against Michigan State on Wednesday night and ended up with a 77-67 loss. And although the Illini have a game left against Minnesota Saturday, the loss all but eliminates any realistic chance of...
`Inherit the Wind Ii'
The Tennessee Legislature certainly isn't resting on its laurels. The state that brought us the Scopes Monkey Trial and "Inherit the Wind" is now working on a sequel.The state Senate is about to pass a bill to let school boards fire teachers who teach...
Inside/outside Artistry a Tree Museum and a Mini-Stonehenge Bloom at Laumeier
One of the payoffs of the federal government's providing medical care for the aged is that there are many octogenarians in the U.S.A. doing just fine, thank you, and making contributions of all sorts to society. But even among this robust population,...
Insomniac Counts to 99, Sees Dream Come True
Andy Vosburgh of Chesterfield had trouble sleeping the night the Blues acquired Wayne Gretzky."I sat up all night watching the announcement," he said. "I got to bed maybe about 4 a.m. I was so pumped up and excited. Then, last night I couldn't sleep."Was...
Isolationism Is Road to Nowhere, U.S. Official Charges Here
DEPUTY SECRETARY of State Strobe Talbott didn't mention Pat Buchanan's name Wednesday, but the GOP presidential aspirant's brand of isolationism and protectionism was clearly on Talbott's mind when he addressed the World Affairs Council of St. Louis.Citing...
Israeli, Palestinian Police Raid Extremist Muslim Strongholds
Israeli and Palestinian security forces raided militant Muslim strongholds from Gaza to the West Bank on Wednesday, uncovering the cell responsible for three recent bombings and charging an Israeli Arab trucker with smuggling a fourth bomber to a shopping...
It's Back to `Today' for Mom-of-Two Couric
Welcome back to the real world, Katie Couric."It's an adjustment, no question about it," said Couric on Monday, her first morning back at NBC's "Today" after a two-month maternity leave."I really enjoyed padding around the house in my bare feet and catching...
Ivey Gives Thanks for the Memories
The four-year storied varsity career of Niele Ivey almost came to an end Saturday against Parkway South in a Missouri Class 4A quarterfinal at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.If not for her 15-foot jump shot with seven seconds remaining, Cor Jesu...
Jack Wright Explores Music with Exotic Feel
THREE years ago, the New Music Circle, one of the oldest presenters of new music in the country, embarked upon a project that would involve established St. Louis musicians, internationally known musicians, and an outreach to young people in St. Louis...
Lambert Is Doubling Price of Some Overnight Parking
To discourage travelers from leaving their cars overnight in the garage outside Lambert Field's main terminal, the price will double April 1.The Airport Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to raise the 24-hour rate in the short-term garage to $24...
Legend Has It . . . Facts on Point Sable's Local Whereabouts Hard to Come By
Some believe Jean Baptiste Point Sable lived at Second and Decatur streets in St. Charles.Rudolph Goebel, a German photographer who emigrated to St. Charles in 1856, maintained that Point Sable lived at 701 North Second in a stone house that was torn...
Lieutenant Seeks to Oust Sheriff in Primary Race
Lt. Leo Burle of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will try to unseat his boss, Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer, in the Democratic primary Aug. 6."Morale is at an all time low" in the department because of Boyer's management style and programs,...
Lindenwood Eager for Next Season
The college basketball season ended way too early for first-year coach Bill Goodwin and the Lindenwood College men."We were just starting to jel, just starting to play the kind of team basketball we've been working toward all season," Goodwin said after...
Lives and Loves, Past and Present
"ONLY LOVE IS REAL"By Brian L. Weiss, M.D. (3 hours, abridged, Time Warner AudioBooks, $17)About a year after Weiss' "Many Lives, Many Masters" was published in 1988, the Miami-based psychiatrist's fame began to expand in a most amazing way. The book...
Living in the Heart of Darkness Red Red Meat Produces Complicated Songs Requiring the Patience of Listeners
Tim Rutili's never going to be a big star like fellow Chicago rocker Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.But if it's any consolation to the leader of the quartet Red Red Meat, Rutili is a hero to Corgan."Billy's had some nice things to say about me and...
Low Wages Cause High Turnover, Fire Chief Warns
Fire departments in St. Louis County are often perceived in two ways - as destinations for experienced firefighters or as training grounds for new firefighters.And Webster Groves Fire Chief Jack Buechler is afraid his department is quickly becoming a...
Low Wages Cause High Turnover, Fire Chief Warns `I Would Say over the Last 10 Years Our Salaries Have Slipped'
Fire departments in St. Louis County are often perceived in two ways - as destinations for experienced firefighters or as training grounds for new firefighters.And Webster Groves Fire Chief Jack Buechler is afraid his department is quickly becoming a...
Makers of Chips Fall Where They May
Led by semiconductor shares, stocks fell Wednesday after Texas Instruments Inc. said prices for some computer chips are down by almost half this year. Gains in shares of oil companies tempered the decline.After similar warnings from Micron Technology...