St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 8, 1996

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2 Unions to Picket Admiral in Quest of Contract
Two local unions plan to turn up the heat on the Admiral this week. If President Casinos Inc. doesn't sign a union recognition agreement for Admiral workers by 5 p.m. Thursday, the unions say they will begin a boycott.The unions are Hotel Employees Local...
$50 Million Suit Targets Subway Gunman Goetz
More than 11 years after an encounter with four threatening youths transformed Bernhard Goetz from unknown electronics nerd to a famous subway gunman, the $50 million suit filed by one of his victims goes to trial this week.Much of the national attention...
A Bill as Contentious as Divorce
All too often, divorce does more than end a marriage. It damages, sometimes even destroys, the relationship between parent and child. Law and custom have not done well to protect children from the hardships of divorce. While there certainly is a limit...
`A+' Grant Could Mean Scholarships for Deserving Students, Official Says
If the Mehlville School District receives an A+ Schools grant for Mehlville High School, students in good standing could receive full scholarships to community colleges.The grants are for $150,000 a year for three years.The school district has applied...
Airport's East Terminal: The 'Other' Expansion
While controversy has raged for seven years over Lambert Field's proposed $1.8 billion expansion westward into Bridgeton, another major construction project at the airport has drawn little public attention.It's the expansion of the East Terminal, a $97.5...
A Job Problem: It's All in the Family
Forget empowerment, teamwork, communication and all the other management trends out there designed to make employees more productive, writes family therapist Brian DesRoches.Instead, think about how some bosses resemble dominating parents, how co-workers...
Aldermen Table Bill on Hotels, Motels in Commercial Areas
Cool Valley aldermen have tabled a bill that would generally allow hotels and motels in commercial areas. Currently, they are classified as a special use and require a lengthy permit process.Resident Floyd Blackwell recently presented to the Board of...
A Lead-Disclosure Rule for Housing
Given that lead poisoning afflicts more than 1.7 million children, a new rule governing the sale of real estate containing high levels of lead-based paint makes sense. Under the Environmental Protection Agency rule taking effect in the fall, landlords...
A Long Day's Journey into Frustration
Every so often, you read about a spate of senseless freeway shootings in Southern California. Then, you head home in rush-hour traffic here, and maybe the shootings begin to make a weird kind of sense.The dawning starts a block from your parking garage,...
Altered Store Plan Pacifies Some Critics - but Not All
Aldi's has revised plans for a supermarket proposed for the northwest corner of Boswell Avenue and St. Charles Rock Road in St. John, to answer concerns of the project's opponents.The changes, however, did not sway several opponents. They said that they...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: My 9-year-old poodle senses storms as they're brewing and becomes terrified. During an actual storm, he paces back and forth panting and whimpering. It's sad to watch.Some time ago, I removed my scarf during a storm and draped it over his...
Are Cat Heroes as Rare as Red Grass?
THE EDITORS of Cat Fancy are poring over hundreds of entries in the magazine's first annual Hero Cats Contest. Hero cat. The words are seldom seen together, whereas the phrase "hero dog" seems to pop up all the time.Dogs take naturally to heroism. And...
AT LONG LAST . . . : ENDURING A SUMMER 'BOOT CAMP' FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS LAUNCHED LAURA WOODS TOWARD A CAREER AS A VIOLIST Series: CHARACTER MATTERS PATIENCE
IF Laura Woods' English teacher at Alton High had assigned a composition last fall on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation," Woods' might have sounded something like this:"For seven weeks, I attended Meadowmount School of Music in the Adirondack Mountains...
AT LONG LAST . . . : SPENDING SIX MONTHS TRAPPED IN A SARAJEVO APARTMENT TAUGHT JASENKA BENAC ABOUT PATIENCE. Series: CHARACTER MATTERS PATIENCE
A patient teen-ager? Even character educatorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs admit it sometimes sounds like an oxymoron. Yet patience is an attribute worth pursuing, as the following stories point out.AS a teen-age girl growing up in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina,...
Auto Theft Task Force Puts Brakes on Crime
Vehicle thefts are still a big problem in the Metro East area, but with increased owner precautions and cooperation among police agencies, the frequency is coming down, according to the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force.The task force has recovered more...
Ballroom's Ready to Dance Historic Hall Blooms Again after Years as Wallflower
The 10,000-square-foot Community Center ballroom bordering the O'Fallon Community Park was considered a jewel of the city when it opened in 1927.After several years of dances and other civic and private events, the hall and ballroom began to lose some...
Beware the Busybodies of the Dawning Information Age
As a reporter, I'm always looking for new and better ways to find, collect and massage information. Computers have become indispensable tools.I'm also a citizen who believes in a fundamental right to privacy. From that perspective, some of those tools...
Bias Skirt Has Three Variations
Dear Eunice Farmer: In ready-to-wear and in patterns I see many bias skirts. I remember you wrote about them some time ago and warned us to avoid them, unless we were pencil-slim. Is there any variation that will still give the same effect without fitting...
Bombing Suspect Linked to Mail Sites Two in California Say They Recall Kaczynski
Two people said Sunday that they had seen Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski in Sacramento, Calif. - in the area where the Unabomber mailed his last four bombs.Frank Hensley, a desk clerk at the Royal Hotel, next door to the bus depot in downtown Sacramento,...
Briefs
WORLDCROATIAAirport Maintenance Chief Kills Self After Fatal Crash The airport maintenance chief in Dubrovnik whose navigation system was guiding Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown's plane when it crashed last week has committed suicide, authorities...
Budget Disagreement Prompts Officer's Suit over Delayed Raises
Officer James Jones is suing Velda City over pay raises that have been held up by a budget impasse between the Board of Aldermen and the mayor.A lawsuit, filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court Wednesday, seeks the $1-an-hour pay raise that the Board...
Business Bulletin Board
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Cards, Blues Deal Full Houses of Downtown Delight
A harmonic sports convergence will take place tonight in downtown St. Louis. At 7:05 p.m., the Cardinals play their home opener at Busch Stadium. A half-hour later, and six blocks west, the Blues play Winnipeg at Kiel Center.Sellouts are expected at...
Car Rentals Are Taxing for Business Travelers
Business travelers and their employers are taking a tax hit on car rentals, mainly because they've become a convenient revenue-raising target.The reasons vary. Some cities building expensive new sports stadiums have found rental taxes a quick revenue...
Carved-Up Dana Carvey Takes It Philosophically
'The Dana Carvey Show'When: 8:30 p.m. TuesdaysWhere: Channel 30 HE'S been bashed, he's been trashed. You could even say he's been treated like a crash test comedy dummy. But being carved up by America's television critics is no big deal, said Dana Carvey....
Check out These Important New Tax Code Changes
Despite the stall in enactment of major tax legislation this year, there already has been a laundry list of revisions for 1996. Many of these changes are obligatory because of indexing - government-speak for annual upward adjustments to provide relief...
Chemicals May Threaten Reproduction, Scientists Say
WHEN BIOLOGIST Frederick vom Saal of the University of Missouri met zoologist Theodora Colborn in New York, they did what scientists do: They spent an entire day poring over research papers.What vom Saal learned was that species of animals were suffering...
City's Cars Raise Questions, Eyebrows Alderman Says He Will Seek List of City Officials' Autos
The wrecked $27,000 Buick Park Avenue with a red leather interior leased to Circuit Clerk Mavis Thompson may well figure in Car Wars II, soon to play at the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.Alderman Fred Wessels Jr., D-13th Ward, says he will use budget hearings,...
Coffee Beefs Up the Flavor in an Old-Time Favorite Recipe
HERE'S A "Hint From Heloise" that has endured throughout the years: Cook your beef roast in coffee. Heloise Cruse, mother of the current Heloise, wrote that she learned this recipe from a hotel chef in China."This recipe is for cheap cuts of roast beef,"...
College-Age Son Has Identity Crisis
Dear Open Mind: I have a son who went away to college last fall. He has always been very bright, outgoing and respectful. When he came home for the holidays I saw an obvious change in him. He told me that no one at school liked him and that there were...
Confiscated Police Chief Defends Stance on Keeping Clothing with Gang-Related Signs, Colors
Wellston Police Chief Jornel Williams says he is prepared to endure complaints about his officers' confiscating gang-related clothing - if the tactic makes Wellston safer.As part of Wellston's crackdown on gangs, Williams has directed officers to take...
Contribute to That 401(k) Right from the Beginning
Q. I'm 24, recently finished college, and I've started my first full-time job. My new employer offers a retirement plan called a 401(k). Should I contribute to the 401(k) even though I have so many needs right now, including setting up my apartment and...
Council Incumbent's Loss Viewed as Victory by Some in Opposition
Three of four incumbents on the Chesterfield City Council were re-elected last week, but the one defeat has jubilant residents calling Tuesday's election results a victory in their battle against real estate and development interests.With Larry Grosser's...
Council Members Balk at Asking Price of $800,000 for 18 Acres near Park
Ellisville council members say they aren't willing to pay the $800,000 asking price for 18 acres that adjoin Bluebird Park.The city has offered $600,000 for the land, known as the Watson Property. Officials say they have no specific plans for the land,...
Council to Seek Evaluation of Roadway-Flooding Study
In an effort to avoid flood problems related to the Page Avenue Extension, the Maryland Heights City Council has decided to hire a firm to evaluate the state study on the effect the roadway will have on flooding.City Attorney Howard Paperner said that...
Critics Protest, but Aldermen Approve Property Rezoning near Mid Rivers Mall
Despite protests, the Cottleville Board of Aldermen approved the rezoning last week of property along and near Mid Rivers Mall Drive. The new classification favors businesses that generate substantial sales tax revenue."Cottleville is going to grow fast,"...
Crust Is Key to Panicky Pizza
NOW THAT supermarkets carry great pizza crusts, there's no excuse not to whip up pizza at home. That's what I decided after scrutinizing my checkbook in hopes of paying off the credit-card bill.At my house, pizza is the ultimate panic food. Pick up the...
Curmudgeon Picks Year's Best Audiobooks, for 3rd Time
Has anyone ever read an entire Stephen Covey book?I ask that question because I have a copy of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" that I've been "reading" for at least seven years.But don't think that means I've mastered one habit per year....
Dancers, Archaeologists to Celebrate Indian History
The month of April brings a variety of events to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville - including Indian dancing, weekend tours, an archaeological meeting and a special exhibit.The Kahok Dancers, who interpret American Indian dances,...
Dangerous Liaisons New Book Sheds Light on Who Is Vulnerable to Affairs, and Why It Also Advises What to Do If It Happens to You
MOST couples are faithful most of the time, but they have "little episodes." About two-thirds of marriages are rocked by affairs, says therapist Lana Staheli, who offers these facts and advice:Couples who meet each other's needs are less likely to have...
Don't Help Death, but Listen to the Dying
Some accounts hail as "good news" the recent decisions of two federal courts striking down laws in Washington and New York prohibiting assisted suicide. I believe it would be more accurate to label the rulings as "sad news."The Catholic health-care systems...
Down the Tube Advertisers Seek New Ways to Reach Children Who Watch Less TV
Children are watching less television than they used to, and advertisers are having to look elsewhere for them.Weekly television viewing hours among children ages 2 to 11 are down 18 percent from a dozen years ago, according to Nielsen Media Research.But...
Easter Gives Many Here Reason for Joy
The theme of the resurrection of Jesus was echoed Sunday in hundreds of churches in the area, from the sedate opulence of the Cathedral of St. Louis to the modest chapel of the New Life Evangelistic Center.The weather - gloomy, wet and cold - dampened...
Edgar Twists in Tangle of School Funding
I ENJOYED 12 EASTER breaks before completing my public education, and never once considered finding some other school to attend while mine was on vacation.So my head spun when daughter Bethany - who attends Collinsville schools - asked to visit school...
Election's Results Reflect Support for Stance, Officials Say
Officials in Bridgeton say that the results of last week's election showed support for the municipality's stand against the westward expansion of Lambert Field.Councilman Vincent LoBosco, 1st Ward, defeated R.D. Burks, a write-in candidate who opposed...
Family Holds on to Hope for Man Who Was Silent 7 1/2 Years
Gary Dockery has spoken only a few sentences since that extraordinary day nearly two months ago when the brain-damaged former policeman broke 7 1/2 years of silence.But relatives who had once given up hope are still encouraged by his ability to give...
Family Overcomes New Odds after Flood
Scott and Theresa Gluckhertz's flood-recovery plan included trading up from a $4,500 mobile home in St. Charles County to a $92,000 house on about three acres in Warren County.The house, a new 1 1/2-story log home, is a testament to the persistence and...
Family Seeks Freedom for Murderer Who Has Served 27 Years
An aging Robert Dukett has served nearly 27 years behind bars for the murder of a teen-age gasoline station attendant in Sangamon County.Dukett's family thinks that's long enough. At a clemency hearing last week before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board,...
Farmers Are Bracing for Crop of New Decisions
For the first time in more than 60 years, farmers on the Albin family homestead are preparing for spring planting without the government telling them what to grow on their flat, fertile land."Dad's been farming 40 years, and I'd say it's the biggest...
Fiber, Flavor Combine in Blueberry Bran Muffins
LOW-FAT BLUEBERRY bran muffins provide a great alternative to high-fat, fast-food breakfasts. These muffins combine portability with nutrition and plenty of fiber.A typical fast-food breakfast sandwich usually contains between 20 and 40 grams of fat....
Final Vote Delayed on Redevelopment
A final vote on a redevelopment plan has again been postponed by the Kirkwood City Council, in an effort to address new problems that have arisen with the proposal for Pioneer Place.Kirkwood Crossing, the developer, has requested two changes to the $2.35...
Find Comfort in Creamed Greens
CREAMED GREENS begin innocently enough: A green, such as spinach, is cooked to tender doneness. Nutritionally, it's a perfect thing, providing lots of vitamin A, potassium and calcium.But then comes the corruption.Cream or milk is blended with flour,...
Flight of Fancy Girl to Pilot Plane across Country and Back
She's 4-foot-2 and needs aluminum extensions to help her reach the rudder pedals.But size isn't slowing pilot Jessica Dubroff, a 7-year-old girl from a coastal town south of here who hopes to make history by flying a four-seater Cessna 177B Cardinal...
Gang Violence Market Driven, Expert Says
The three men were shot as they stood beside a car in the predawn darkness of a suburban crossroad. And within hours, two more were gunned down in ambushes on Chicago streets. In all, 10 have died.Authorities say the burst of violence during the last...
Girl Wins Conservation Award for Work with Plants, Animals
In the past two years, 12-year-old Jessica McCloskey has devoted more than 300 hours to the study of plants and wildlife.She listened to owls, planted seedlings and fed birds. She researched and typed about 30 essays about plants and animals. She completed...
Good-Neighbor Policy: Wave Occasionally
Dear Abby: Your recent reprint of a letter about the importance of being a good neighbor compelled me to write to you for the first time in 30 years.Being too friendly with the neighbors can be risky business. What if it turns out that you don't really...
Gop Asks Weber to Challenge Haine Ex-State's Attorney May Seek Old Job
Republicans in Madison County are trotting out three new candidates to challenge Democratic incumbents for countywide offices. But they're hoping a former officeholder will complete their ticket.While nominating new faces at a party convention in Edwardsville...
Gop's Cozad Defends Use of Homosexual-Marriage Ads
MISSOURI DEMOCRATS running for office this year can expect to be hit with Republican accusations that some of their allies support homosexual marriages.Republicans seeking office this year can expect those accusations to be launched under their name,...
Gould Remains on the Sideline, but Now Is in Game on Cards TV
"I want to do (Cardinals broadcasts) badly. But the key is getting in the door, and it's an incredibly tough field to get in. I've found it impossible so far."- Rich Gould, in 1992Four years later, the "impossible" has been realized. Although Gould's...
Grants Help Low-Income, Poor-Or Do They? New Homes Will Strain Their Finances Past Limit, Private Relief Leaders Warn
St. Charles County used one of the last pots of its flood-recovery money to help some of the county's neediest flood victims and some of its most stubborn.The money, more than $700,000, was given last year as grants to 44 families and individuals who...
Grapefruit Interaction Can Cause a Problem
Q. Patients have come into my office waving your column about the dangers of grapefruit and drugs like Plendil, Procardia and Hismanal. Where does this come from? I can't find this research anywhere. Is this interaction clinically important?A. One review...
Here's the Beef That Goes with `Betty's' Sauce
There's a little bit of Sandy Work in Betty Crocker - and a little bit of Betty Crocker in Sandy Work, whose face was one of 75 merged by computer to create the newest image of General Mills' advertising icon.Work, who lives in Affton, loves to cook....
Here's the Scoop on Tortillas
CALLED THE bread and spoon of Mexican cuisine, tortillas scoop up beans and rice, wipe plates clean and help the diner savor the last morsel of mama's chiles rellenos.In fact, a friend from Mexico told me that in traditional homes, brides are still chosen...
History Standards Pass on Second Try
Until now it has seemed both paradoxical and axiomatic that a nation that needs national standards for the teaching of its history should not seek such standards. This is because those who are apt to be called upon to write such standards will be teachers...
Home-Ice Edge? Blues Aim to Ice a Berth First
Never mind winning home-ice advantage for the first round of the NHL playoffs."What we're worried about now is whether we're going to make the playoffs," Blues coach Mike Keenan said.By losing consecutive games to Toronto, the Blues let the Maple Leafs...
Homeowners Clash with Cemetery over Site Selected for Planned 900-Crypt Mausoleum
A group of Creve Coeur property owners remains opposed to the construction of a mausoleum in a nearby cemetery, despite attempts by the graveyard's owners to address their concerns.The Mason Security Association wants the Creve Coeur City Council to...
Honor Roll
Students at Central Elementary School, 4525 Missouri Highway 94 South, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 and a 1 or 2 in the areas of work habits and personal social development to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter...
How to Buy Stock Direct from Companies
Q. Is there a list of direct-purchase stocks?N.S.Chesterfield A. There certainly is, and it's a pretty sight. Ninety-seven companies will sell you their stock directly, without charging a commission. They'll also reinvest your dividends automatically...
In This Case, Tenacity Was Everything Determined Families Achieve Goal: Homes
Fear is a great motivator.Mary Allinger was willing to do whatever it took to keep a roof over her family after the flooding in 1993 drove them from their $40,000 mobile home in St. Charles County.For Allinger and others who were excluded from flood-buyout...
It's Sweet, Sour and Low in Fat
SWEET-AND-sour dishes were one of the great pleasures of my wild food days, when a fat gram was two graham crackers held together with melted marshmallows.Whether shrimp, pork or chicken, the preparation was the same: batter-coated, deep-fried food suspended...
J. Don Weiland; Founded Publishing Firm
J. Don Weiland, the founder of Old Heritage Advertising & Publishers in St. Louis, died Saturday (April 6, 1996) of a heart attack at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown, Mo.He was 58.Mr. Weiland, of Fredericktown, founded the company in 1975 as...
Jim and Maxine Bots Couple of Archers Find Their Sport Really Hits the Spot
Imagine shooting an arrow at an invisible four-inch target about 100 yards away. It's done, and often, by top archers in men's and women's archery competitions, Jim Bots said."They will place four out of six arrows in the nine-inch circle and two dead...
La Russa Set for St. Louis Debut with Club That Passed Road Test
The journey for Tony La Russa started Feb. 11 in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will end tonight on the new sod of Busch Stadium. This will be his first opportunity to show off a team of which he is very proud."We're really excited in that we've survived...
Lentils Lend Flavor to Every Season
LENTILS ARE a food for all seasons.In winter I make lentil soup with mushrooms. In fall and spring I cook lentils to serve as an accompaniment to broiled salmon or lamb chops. In spring and summer, I make lentil salad.In today's column, I provide recipes...
Let Me Die My Way
Many people refer to euthanasia as murder or suicide. To me, it is neither. We have heard from priests, ethicists, nurses for life and everyone against euthanasia; isn't it about time we hear from a person intimately involved? Handicapped by multiple...
Looking for Photographer's Daughter
Friend Search -- I am trying to locate Ms. Lela Spann, daughter of Gussie Spann. Gussie Spann worked as a photographer at Kresge Studio in 1930 and lived on Wyoming and Indiana avenues. I have a picture of Gussie in a book about the World's Fair that...
Mad Cows and Englishmen
The hysteria over mad cow disease may seem extreme to many Americans, but the controversy that has gripped Europe touches so many hot-button issues that the furor is not surprising. In Britain, in particular, it is connected to questions of national...
Making the Most of Media Coverage of Your Business
Q. Last week you wrote about how to obtain free publicity from the broadcast media. My local newspaper just wrote an article about my business. How can I get more press coverage from this article? Should I send it to another editor?A. Most likely other...
Monday Memo
Spring has sprung.And with it, thank heavens, the national pastime (never mind that gridiron guff) has returned. Today, in fact, is the home opener for the hometown team.Baseball is a pastime - a day-to-day roller-coaster ride with your team through...
Monsanto Policies Cause Buzz in Land of Cotton
As it did on dairy farms and in soybean fields, Monsanto Co. is causing a buzz in cotton country by marketing a genetically engineered product.The source of most negative remarks is a contract for the company's insect-fighting cotton, Bollgard.Farmers...
Monsanto Works Bugs out Farmers Hope Genetic Tools Will Help Them
One year after insects ravaged their crops in near biblical proportions, many cotton farmers hope genetic engineering can help protect their businesses and cut their costs."Growers absolutely have to go to the new technology to combat the terrible insect...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Put the sociology textbooks away, class. It's time for a multiple-choice pop quiz.An umpire drops dead in front of more than 50,000 baseball fans in Cincinnati. What is the reaction of the owner of the Reds, MARGE SCHOTT, when the game is called?(A)...
Negative Comments Close out Ideas
I WAS at a meeting the other day, listening to a fellow explain what direction a particular magazine should take, when another fellow piped up, "That's ridiculous. I disagree completely." Within seconds, the various participants at the meeting took sides,...
Neighbors Complain, Cite Odor from Firm Company's Letter Outlines Steps to Help Solve Problem
Something stinks in the Missouri Research Park, say the neighbors in Weldon Spring Heights.The odor apparently is coming from Pohlman Inc., one of the tenants in the park. Pohlman makes machine tools used in making parts for air bags for cars.Pohlman...
Nichlaus Shoots 7-Under=par 65, Overtakes Irwin for Tradition Title
Jack Nicklaus embellished his continually growing legend Sunday, vaulting past Hale Irwin with a 3-shot swing on the 12th hole on the way to his 100th pro victory in The Tradition in Scottsdale, Ariz.It was Nicklaus' fourth win in the Tradition.He was...
No Relief in Sight for Busby Cardinals Starter Takes One for the Team in 13-3 Loss
After the Cardinals had been shellacked 13-3 by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, manager Tony La Russa closed the clubhouse door and held a brief meeting. But this conclave was to endorse - not criticize - rookie Mike Busby.In short, Busby took one for...
North Korea Encroaches on Buffer Again
North Korea sent more than 300 soldiers into the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday in the biggest of three incursions in as many days, a South Korean official said.The U.S.-led U.N. Command described the latest intrusion as...
North Koreans Level Charges at South Korea
North Korea accused South Korea today of preparing to invade and warned of "irrevocable disaster" if the preparations continue.Breaking a two-day silence over heightened tension in the Demilitarized Zone separating the two countries, North Korea blamed...
Now Every Trust Truster Can Have a Trust to Trust
Today, almost everyone can have a trust fund baby.Trusts proliferate, for a lot of reasons: Smart lawyers, a loophole-ridden tax code, more people with more money, the aging population, the stock market boom and the increase in second marriages are just...
Officials Agree to Seek $150,000 from Missouri for `A+' Program
The Northwest School District plans to submit a proposal to the state for an A+ Schools Program.The competitive grant program provides up to $150,000 a year for three years to assist public secondary schools in attaining certain goals. Goals include...
Older Adults Get New Center, Nutrition Program
The Mid-East Area Agency on Aging will open a senior center and nutrition program this week in Room 104 of the Brentwood Recreational Center.The Board of Aldermen recently approved the contract."We've done a great service for the residents here and the...
O'neal Comes Back, but Jordan Hits Winner as Bulls Nip Magic
If Sunday's game was a preview of the Eastern Conference finals, the National Basketball Association is in for a treat.Chicago's Michael Jordan made a turnaround jump shot with just under a minute to go, Orlando's Anfernee Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal...
Organic Farmers Worry about Resistance
Is Monsanto's insect-fighting cotton so powerful that it could become a victim of its own success?Critics say heavy planting of this cotton could cause insects to rapidly resist its built-in toxins, ruin a popular source of insect control and harm organic...
Others Should Learn from Ron Brown
The chilling news of the airplane crash that took the lives of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and a group of his government and business companions while they were on a mission to help rebuild the war-ravaged economy of the former Yugoslavia struck this...
Padres Rip Astros by 15 for Their Largest Win
The San Diego Padres recorded their biggest victory in their 28 seasons of existence and sent Houston to its worst loss in seven years, trouncing the Astros 17-2 Sunday at the Astrodome as Craig Shipley had five hits.San Diego matched its franchise-record...
Pastoral Care Minister Establishes Church for Inner-City Children, Youths
A LOCAL PASTOR'S strong desire to work with at-risk youth has inspired him to establish what is believed to be the first free-standing inner-city church of its kind in the metropolitan St. Louis area.Rev. Bobby Shields, youth minister of the Walbridge...
People
Bug Talk: Fresh from her Oscar for "Dead Man Walking," SUSAN SARANDON returns to the screen - this time as a very large insect.Sarandon, who took best actress honors at last month's Academy Awards, is the voice of Miss Spider in Disney's animated live-action...
Play Ball: There's No Place like Home (Stadium)
Despite the new look at Busch Stadium, fans at tonight's home opener will discover that Busch is not now - and will never be - a "traditional" baseball park like Baltimore's Camden Yards.Still, the Cardinals have stepped as far back in time as concrete...
Politics Enters Easter Celebration in Jerusalem West Bank Closure Angers Christians
The candle-lit Church of the Holy Sepulcher at the site where many believe Jesus was buried and came back to life overflowed Sunday with thousands of pilgrims and local Christians celebrating Easter.In his Easter address, Michel Sabah, the Roman Catholic...
Prep Pals' Surplus Provides Helping Hands Tutoring Program Expands to 2nd Elementary School
Students at Berkeley High School have discovered you can never have too much of a good thing.Too many students applied to take part in PREP Pals, a program that lets high schoolers work one-on-one with students at Walnut Grove Elementary School.But rather...