St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 5, 1994

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20 Years Later; a Little Bigger, Grayer, Wiser
MY 20-YEAR high school class reunion begins today.It's too late for me to lose weight; even starvation won't help me hide my non-beer belly now.There's nothing I can do about my much-too-rapidly graying hair. Oh, I've got it. It's hard to see the gray...
21 Minutes of Slapstick with 1 Hour of Padding
"AIRHEADS" Rated: PG-13. Running time: 1:21.</P><P>SUMMER is the silly season at the movies, and August is the stupidest month. So this is the perfect time for "Airheads," a silly, stupid, intermittently hilarious spoof of the rock radio ...
3 Buildings Get Stay of Demolition Architects Applaud Vote for Preservation over Downtown Parking Lot
Despite pleas that motorists are running out of places to park downtown, the city turned thumbs down Thursday night on a move to raze three vacant buildings on Fourth Street and put up a parking lot.Members of the city's Heritage and Urban Design Commission...
ABC Approaches Brickyard 400 with `Sense of History'
Gentleman, start your cameras.The good ol' boys from NASCAR roar down the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time on Saturday, and ABC-TV will document every crash, blowout, bumper-to-bumper maneuver and the run to the...
A Deere Tractor Is a Dear Machine Shop's Advertisement Brings out a Fleet of the Vintage Models
A simple flier offering cheap repairs for two-cylinder John Deere tractors has brought out old sod-busters that had sat in sheds for years.And it set off a computer search in the United States and Canada to locate spare parts to replace the products...
After Being Tossed, Boone Gets Back in Saddle with Colts
Much of George Boone's exile took place on Lake Barkley in Kentucky. An unusual setting, considering he's not much of a fisherman."I watched the sunset, fishing the canyons of my mind," he said.At age 56, it appeared the sun had set on Boone's National...
An Invitation to Violence
When Americans hear about fundamentalist zealotry in another culture than our own, we have no trouble recognizing the danger it presents.The suicide car bomb, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the marchers in Bangladesh...
A Pyramid Collapses in Moscow
Millions of Russians are learning a hard lesson in the perils of capitalism with the collapse of a firm known as MMM, but the government may end up suffering the most. Lax regulation, distrust of the bureaucracy and get-rich-quick mania have all combined...
Ashcroft Gets Boost on Funds
On primary night, Washington's top strategist for Democratic Senate candidates showed up in Missouri with a $17,500 check to help winner Alan Wheat kick off his general election push.But Wheat isn't the only Senate candidate in Missouri getting a little...
Ashcroft Takes Shot at Youth Programs in Crime Package
Republican U.S. Senate nominee John Ashcroft on Thursday lambasted the $30 billion crime bill now under debate by Congress, saying the bill is "so loaded down with costly gimmicks" that it would be difficult for him to support it.Those gimmicks include...
Baseball Needs Dose of Reality and Humility
Driving rrto the office Thursday morning wondering: Have baseball owners really done it this time? Have they ticked off the players enough to make them move up their Aug. 12 strike date? Have rotisserie leagues collected their last stat?Then I noticed...
`Black Beauty' from the Horse's Mouth
FOR "Black Beauty" screenwriter/director Caroline Thompson, growing up as a film maker meant keeping in touch with her childhood."I have this very strong sense memory of being a kid," Thompson said recently. "That is, the chair is too big for my feet...
Blow Killed Girl's Brain, Experts Say
The prosecution's medical experts at a child-abuse murder trial in St. Charles have testified that the brain of Amber Okai, 4, of O'Fallon was so torn apart by a blow she suffered that it began to die the moment she was struck.Dr. Mary Case, chief medical...
Boat Owners Can Help Stop Zebra Mussels
Exotic invaders are sweeping into Missouri along the Mississippi River. They could spread to rivers and lakes statewide, playing havoc with native mussel populations, fisheries resources, private recreational facilities and some communities' water supplies....
Briefs
WASHINGTON Clinton Begins Health Reform Ad Campaign</P><P>President Bill Clinton took to the airwaves Thursday with paid advertisements and members of his Cabinet hit the road with news interviews as the administration began an all-out...
Briefs
ST. CHARLES Spoonhour To Speak For Youth Organization</P><P>St. Louis University basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour will speak Wednesday at a "steak and burger" dinner to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles County.</P><P>Tickets...
Briefs
WASHINGTON House Passes Flood Insurance Measure</P><P>Reform of the troubled National Flood Insurance Program moved closer to reality Thursday when the House passed legislation that would close loopholes that have let tens of thousands...
Briefs Police
MADISON COUNTY Two Arrested On Charges Of Failing To Pay Support</P><P>Police have arrested two of the nine men named last week as the first parents in Madison County to face criminal charges for failing to pay child support.</P><P>Warrants...
Cardinals Keep Anger in Check Team Was Ready to Walk out Today
The Cardinals, among the leaders in the apathetic league, were one of the teams that would have been happy with the baseball strike beginning today rather than a week from now."We were ready to walk the hell out," said one player.But player representative...
Charges Rejected in Shoving of Vickers
No charges will be filed against a police bodyguard for Rep. William L. Clay who was captured by TV cameras shoving one of Clay's opponents, a prosecutor says."There was contact, but no injury . . . and no criminal intent," St. Louis Circuit Attorney...
Chiefs Terminate Casillas Team Asks League: Check for Tampering
Free agent Tony Casillas has refused to report to the Kansas City Chiefs training camp and has returned his $1.2 million signing bonus, the team said Thursday.Carl Peterson, the Chiefs' president and general manager, called for an investigation by the...
Child's Play
ALL THE GIRLS in Muny Kids are crazy about Jesse Bernath. Surely it has something to do with his mile-wide grin, double-fringed eyelashes and thicket of chestnut colored hair.But it may have more to do with the fact that he's one of only a dozen boys...
City Hall Is Ready to Decide on Casino
CITY HALL-ING: City Hall brass is thisclose to doling out rights to a casino on Laclede's Landing. First-ranked Caesars/Casino Magic, which has also proposed a hotel, has the inside track, wags say. . . .Waning: Charlie Drury's proposal to build a hotel...
Clemency Plea Disturbs Victim's Family
The sister of a murdered woman is asking Archbishop Justin Rigali to withdraw his plea for clemency for condemned killer Christopher Simmons.If Simmons is granted clemency, "It will send a message to other of his pals that they could also murder and...
Closed Doors in Webster Groves
Webster Groves Mayor Terri Williams took office three months ago vowing openness. That pledge is somewhat tarnished after recent events.More than 300 residents - the largest turnout in recent City Council history - filled the high school auditorium on...
Consistency, Trust Make Big Funds Big
The nation's biggest stock funds don't have to apologize to anyone for having billions of dollars in assets.Perhaps they can't turn on a dime like smaller funds. They may not make the top of the list of best-performing funds in a given quarter. But...
Dream Team II Avoids Nightmare after Trailing, U.S. Tops Spain 115-100 in World Basketball
Spain was thrilled to score 100 points and lose by 15 to Dream Team II, but DT2 wasn't so happy with its performance in its first game of the 1994 World Championship of Basketball.The Spaniards found cracks in the American defense Thursday night, but...
Dream Team II Has Much to Prove
Young, trash-talking Son of Dream Team, already having nominated itself as the greatest in basketball history, was ready to play its first game of the 1994 World Championships Thursday night with coach Don Nelson throwing a three-guard lineup at Spain.Nelson...
Epileptics Warned about Popular Medication
Thousands of St. Louisans who suffer from epilepsy were in a quandry Thursday after a drug manufacturer warned them that its popular anti-seizure medicine may cause another life-threatening disease.Carter-Wallace Inc., a New York-based drug maker, told...
Errant Slug Ends Mother's Life
A gunman in a passing car fired repeatedly on a front stoop where six adults and several small children stood at dusk Wednesday.One bullet pierced the skull of Robin Hart, a pregnant mother of four, killing her instantly. Police said Hart, 26, was an...
Ex-Smokers Improve Breathing Capability
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have been told I have obstructive lung disease. Is this the same as emphysema? I am an overweight woman in my late 50s. I am having difficulty breathing. Now I have quit smoking. Will my breathing problems improve or stay about the...
Five Officials to Scope out Floating Casino
Five St. Charles County officials will be in Rock Island, Ill., today to visit a riverboat casino operated by Jumer's Inc. and to study the impact of riverboat gambling on that area.Jumer's is one of the three finalists seeking approval of the County...
Friedens United Church of Christ Celebrates 160 Years of History
Friedens United Church of Christ has looked over what is now the busy intersection of Highway 94 South and Zumbehl Road since the middle of the 19th century.When the first log church was built there by German immigrants, they wrote that the surrounding...
Girls Soccer Tourney Offers Friendly Fun, Club Championship
The first St. Louis Friendship Cup Girls Soccer Tournament last year produced nothing but positive results. So now it's time for a second go-around.The second Friendship Cup will be held this weekend. The tournament, hosted by the Wings Soccer Club of...
Government Sues Love, Partner over Loan; $2 Million Sought
The federal government is suing developer Andrew S. Love Jr. and his partner Laurence A. Schiffer over a bad loan and demanding payment of more than $2 million from the pair.The Resolution Trust Corp. says Love and Schiffer personally guaranteed a loan...
Haitians Expel `Alarmist' Reporters Authorities Try to Quell Bad Press, Dump PBS Crew across Border
Authorities deported an American TV crew Thursday, putting the three journalists in an open pickup truck, parading them through the capital and then dumping them at the Dominican border.The three journalists were doing free-lance reporting for PBS' "The...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: For loose sheets over arthritic toes, feet and ankles, make a "toe pleat" in the sheet and other bed covers when making the bed. Thoughtful nurses and other bed-makers use them a lot.At the foot of the bed, make an overlapping fold in the...
Homely Men Are Heart of Lovely Film
"IN CUSTODY" No MPAA rating: probably would be PG. Running Time: 2:05.</P><P>THERE IS SOMETHING repulsive about Nur. He is a fat and rum-besotted aging Indian poet, set upon by his shrew of a young wife and fed upon by a slew of drunken...
In the Fold, Not the Mold Minister's Wives Go beyond Traditional Role, Pursue Own Goals
A new generation of women is living in the parsonage. No longer does the minister's wife serve as fund raiser, choir director, Sunday school teacher, Ladies Aid Society president and full-time hostess.The young wives of some clergymen in the area are...
Intimate Emotion: Everything but the Girl Bids for Greater Attention
WE HAVEN'T HAD much rain during the last month or so, but somehow whenever I play "Amplified Heart," the new album by Everything But the Girl, the sky manages to drop whatever pellets of water it has on hand. The record is such a low-key, mildly melancholic...
It's Miller's Time Rock Veteran Steps Up the Pace
AFTER 25 YEARS in rock 'n' roll, countless gigs and 17 albums that have given him financial security, one would figure Steve Miller would be ready to back off the hectic pace he has maintained through most of his career. Instead, Miller's outlook couldn't...
Kenny Barron: Jazz Piano at Its Best
ACCORDING to Kenny Barron's own recollection before opening his first set Wednesday evening at Just Jazz at the Hotel Majestic, it's been over 20 years since the famed jazz pianist has performed at a music club in the St. Louis area.Certainly, those...
Kidder Investigation Says Jett Acted Alone
Kidder Peabody & Co., the brokerage arm of General Electric Co., said Thursday an internal investigation showed that Joseph Jett, its former chief bond trader who was fired in April, "knowingly" engaged in a trading scam to create $350 million in phantom...
Layoffs Prompt Analysts to Question Twa's Future
Most unions remain in the dark a day after Trans World Airlines Inc. announced the layoff of 500 employees.Despite this latest cost-cutting measure, airline analysts express serious concerns about TWA's future.The airline also announced Wednesday that...
Little Big Man: Nied's Tiny Child Has a Lot of Heart
The baby boy will be 2 months old Thursday, and he still weighs only 1 pound, 10 ounces. Tanner David Nied could fit inside his father's baseball shoe, he is so tiny.But apparently he has big plans for this world because against all odds he has survived...
Luddite Columnist Can't See the Great Advantages of Newest Technologies
Computers and the other sophisticated technology that increasingly surround us are creating better workplaces and a smarter society, we hear all the time.Call me a Luddite, but I'm dubious.These machines are impressive and their capabilities awesome,...
Mast Spins a Good Yarn at Indy Dark Horse Laps Up Pole Spot
The good ol' boys have arrived at Indianapolis, and they've brought their stories with them.Rick Mast, a relatively nondescript player on the Winston Cup scene, won the pole position Thursday for Saturday's inaugural Brickyard 400, which will be the...
Morning Briefing
Las Vegas To Take A Bite Of Big AppleApparently not content with a pyramid, a pirate ship and a castle, the Las Vegas Strip will soon acquire its own versions of the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island and the Empire State Building.Two resort companies announced...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
JOE "Tree" BURCH almost ate himself out of the National Football League before he was in it, The Associated Press reports.Burch, the New England Patriots' third-round draft choice, is a center from Texas Southern. He took some time off from football...
Mr. Clinton's Mixed Signals
Bill Clinton connected with millions of Americans during and after the 1992 presidential campaign by hammering away at inefficiencies and waste in this nation's health-care system and promising to impose reforms. On Wednesday night, he disappointed those...
Mu's Frazier Alters Stance to Football
Lamont Frazier, the University of Missouri basketball player known for his physical style of play, will take his body-banging game to the football field this fall.Frazier, who was a member of the All-Big Eight Conference defensive team, used his four...
Mystery Covers Kc, Casillas Chiefs Terminate Free Agent's Pact
The Kansas City Chiefs have terminated the contract of defensive tackle Tony Casillas after he failed to report to training camp under a cloud of mystery.Casillas returned the $1.2 million signing bonus he received when he signed as a free agent. He...
NAACP Head Has No Plans to Leave Post `I've Done Nothing Wrong,' Chavis Says, Ignoring Foes
NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Chavis refused on Thursday to resign over his out-of-court settlement with a former employee, as NAACP officials called on him to quit and chapters in two states threatened to withhold money."I have no intentions of...
New Central Committee Members Raring to Go
The election has ended for 80 candidates for positions on the Republican and Democratic central committees.The victorious candidates for other offices in a primary election are gearing up for a second campaign leading to the general election in November,...
New Leaders in Rwanda Court Foes but Tutsis Still Killing Hutus, Refugees Say
The Rwandan Patriotic Front that swept to victory against government forces last month is welcoming officers of the defeated army into its ranks, the new prime minister said Thursday.The Tutsi-led Rwandan Patriotic Front gained control of the mountainous...
New Leaders in Rwanda Court Foes Defeated Soliders Join Victorious Rebel Army
The Rwandan Patriotic Front that swept to victory against government forces last month is welcoming officers of the defeated army into its ranks, the new prime minister said Thursday.One of the biggest concerns in maintaining the peace is what to do...
Noble Mission Undertaken by Devious Means
"CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER" Rating: PG 13. Running time: 2:20</P><P>CLEARLY the best of the Jack Ryan movies, "Clear and Present Danger" is a surprisingly thoughtful, morally complex yet highly charged thriller about a conspiracy that...
Obituaries
Gwendolyn Dausch</P><P>Gwendolyn M. Dausch, 67, of St. Peters died Wednesday (Aug. 3, 1994) at Barnes St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters.</P><P>Mrs. Dausch was a homemaker.</P><P>The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday...
On the Bandwagon Transit Chief Gets on Track for Metrolink
The chairman of the St. Charles County Transit Authority says his group probably will ask county voters in two years for approval of a sales tax to finance the extension of MetroLink into the county.The chairman, Jim O'Loughlin, said Wednesday that the...
Orange, Fiesta, Sugar Win Bowl Sweepstakes
The Bowl Alliance went with the Orange, Fiesta and Sugar for a possible national championship game, and may have killed the Cotton.The cities of Miami, New Orleans and Tempe, Ariz., were the big winners Thursday when the bowl choices were made by a group...
Organ Donations Show the Ultimate Generosity
Dear Ann Landers: For as many years as I have been reading your column, you have urged your readers to carry donor cards or leave their remains to a medical school. I was considering both options seriously, and then I saw this write-up in a New York...
Owners Push `Hot Button' but Playes Stick with Date
Even as words and stances sharpened on baseball's labor front Thursday, the players said they will stick to striking later rather than sooner.Despite anger with management's failure to make a $7.8 million pension payment, the players' executive board...
Peace of Mind: Elderly Turning to Power of Attorney
All of her life, Edmonia Stith, 71, of St. Louis, has managed to care for herself and her children.So this year, soon after learning that she had Alzheimer's disease, Stith gave her daughter the legal right to handle finances for her. She had already...
People
At long last, singer WILLIE NELSON has squared away his account with the Internal Revenue Service.After years of negotiation, Nelson and the agency agreed this week that the $16.7 million Nelson has paid will put him back in good graces.At one time,...
Pezold Ends Long Haul with 6-1 Lose
The Pezold Hauling team of the Metro Collegians Instructional Baseball League wrapped up its season Tuesday, falling 6-1 to Denny's in a losers' bracket game at Brentwood Park."We just couldn't seem to get it going," Pezold manager Larry Hollrah said....
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ***** BANK ROBBERIESSt. Louis County: Two men in ski masks...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: ***** BANK ROBBERIESSt. Louis County: Two men in ski masks...
Political Brokers Cut out Middleman
ALTHOUGH I AM normally an advocate of clean, issue-oriented campaigns, let's kick off the race for Senate with a discussion of Librarygate.I refer, of course, to May of 1990, when then-Gov. John Ashcroft got the state library to open on a Sunday so that...
Political Reform - We're All Eyes
Behind the partisan clamor of the Whitewater hearings that began last week are the distinct echoes of the Watergate affair, which reached its climax 20 years ago this month. But they aren't the echoes you might expect or the ones Sen. Bob Dole wants...
Recordings
"BRINGING ON THE WEATHER" Jackopierce (A&M)</P><P>While this Dallas-based duo's moniker might suggest tumbleweeds and mythical beasts, the truth of the matter is that it stems from the fusing of the names of its two members, Jack...
Reeling Cards Expos-Ed Again
Let's put it in the coldest, most simplistic, bottom-line terms: Only four of 28 major-league baseball teams have a poorer record than the Cardinals.Were it not for the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres and two denizens of the mild, mild West in the...
Report Gives Branson Critical Look Building Safety Must Be Upgraded, It Says
A state task force set up to look into construction practices in Branson, Mo., concluded that serious questions remain about the safety of buildings in the fast-growing country music Mecca.The report, made public Thursday, said that Branson has made...
Royals Flush Kansas City Streaking with Cone's Hot Hand
The sluggers might get the headlines. Still, pitching defines a big-league baseball team's prospects.And so Missouri has at least one team with a chance to play in the postseason - if there is a postseason. A players strike notwithstanding, the fired-up...
Royals Top Athletics, Pad Win Streak to 13
The Kansas City Royals extended baseball's longest winning streak this season to 12 games Wednesday night with a 9-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics.Bob Hamelin broke Bo Jackson's club rookie record with his 23rd homer for the Royals, whose only longer...
Russians Are Slick on New Ice
Order was restored at the Goodwill Games on Thursday. The ice froze, the figure skaters skated and the Russians ruled.After days of confusion and wrangling over the figure skating venue, the competition finally got under way at the Yubileiny Sports Palace...
Russia's Long-Term Interests vs. Serbian Policy
The position of Russia with respect to Serbia is more complex than commonly credited. It has evolved, as the political situation inside Russia has evolved.It is not true that Russia is the Serbs' ally. The Russian government finds the Serbs a nuisance...
Safeguarding Abortion and Civil Rights
Violence at abortion clinics is hardly new; it has been an ongoing, albeit ignored, problem for more than a decade. But only now has the Justice Department recognized the severity of the problem and seen fit to press the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
Senator Scolds Nussbaum over Role in Whitewater
In a stinging rebuke, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee told former White House counsel Bernard Nussbaum on Thursday that Nussbaum had improperly interfered with a top official's effort to remove himself from a Whitewater-related investigation."I...
Senators Keep Spotlight on Altman in Whitewater
Senators from both parties renewed their attacks Thursday on Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, bolstered by White House aides' testimony that he failed to fully correct congressional testimony even after they told him it was wrong.Although long...
Senator Sleuth: Bond Relishes Role in Whitewater
A FIVE-SECOND question he asked five months ago has landed Sen. Christopher S. Bond in the rapids of the Senate's often slow-moving Whitewater show.And Bond, R-Mo., is enjoying every second of being in the spotlight - pursued by reporters, appearing...
Serb Move Draws Cool Response U.S. Hints That It May Act on Its Own to Arm Bosnian Muslims
Yugoslavia's cutoff of most ties to its Serb clients in Bosnia drew a skeptical reaction Thursday from the United States, which continued to mark time on any plan of action of its own.Leon E. Panetta, the White House chief of staff, and U.S. press officers...
Special on Best Seller `Men Who Hate Women'
PSYCHOLOGIST and author Susan Forward joins Lindsay Wagner for a two-hour NBC special (8 tonight on Channel 5) called "Best-Sellers: Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: The Relationship."Forward said she believes the show to be the first...
Spoonhour Will Talk; Rotary Club Plays Golf
St. Louis University head basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour will be the featured speaker at the annual Steak and Burger Dinner of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles County.The event will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Columns Banquet Center.The...
Sports Shorts
White Accused Of Mischief After Enshrinement Into Hall</P><P>Randy White, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since Saturday, said Thursday he hopes some people in Ohio understand that he, his brother and friends were merely in a...
Sports Shorts
White Accused Of Mischief After Enshrinement Into Hall</P><P>Randy White, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since Saturday, said Thursday he hopes some people in Ohio understand that he, his brother and friends were merely in a...
Star Wars Fund-Research Firms Argue over Whether Ratings Make Sense
In a world that prizes five-star restaurants, four-star movies and the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, what's wrong with a rating system for mutual funds?Plenty, believes A. Michael Lipper, head of Lipper Analytical Services Inc. Lipper has been...
Station Casinos Places $5 Million Bet Money to Be Spent on Legalizing Slots
The chief executive of Station Casinos Inc., whose Casino St. Charles caused the company to lose $7.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, said $5 million will be spent on the campaign to legalize traditional, reel slot machines in Missouri.Frank Fertitta...
St. Charles High Senior Builds Body, Future
When Adrian York started lifting weights in the fifth grade, his aim was to improve his performance in wrestling and football."It helps you build strength, obviously, and you also can improve your endurance," said York, 17.But weight-lifting serves a...
Strange Bedfellows in Anti-Anti-Crime Camp
THE COMPREHENSIVE crime bill, which last week seemed on its way to final passage in Congress, has run into an 11th-hour threat from political forces akin to those that brought down crime bills in the past.An alliance of gun supporters, blacks and Republicans...
Strange Bedfellows in Anti-Anti-Crime Camp
THE COMPREHENSIVE crime bill, which last week seemed on its way to final passage in Congress, has run into an 11th-hour threat from political forces akin to those that brought down crime bills in the past.An alliance of gun supporters, blacks and Republicans...
Success Came as a Surprise `Come out and Play' Lifted Offspring
FOR MOST of the last decade, Bryan "Dexter" Holland figured his future would be in a science lab - where, as a budding microbiologist, he'd been cloning viruses in hopes of improving treatments of genetic diseases.Lately, though, he has had to put his...
Taking Stock Pioneer Race at Indy Special for Wallace
When Rusty Wallace gets to a race track, he slaps on his game face and zeros in on the target.Sometimes it's Dale Earnhardt and sometimes it's Ernie Irvan and sometimes it's even young Jeff Gordon, who outfoxed Wallace's team in winning the World 600...
Thin Women Lament Getting Dumped On
Dear Abby: I am writing this for "Fat but Not Happy."Many men actually prefer women with a few curves and a little meat on their bones. I have noticed that some men don't care for skinny women. I am a thin woman, and I watched my weight so I wouldn't...
This Bud's Going to Schrader Report: Brewery Will Switch NASCAR Team
Just about every winter, drivers and sponsors change teams in professional auto racing.There's big news brewing in NASCAR on this front. It involves the St. Louis brewery and Ken Schrader, a native St. Louisan who is one of the top competitors on the...
This Week in ... 1964
Another in a series of reports marking the anniversaries of the 1934, 1944 and 1964 Cardinals championship teams. Mondays focus on 1934; Wednesdays on 1944; and Fridays on 1964.In The Standings: With their pitchers struggling, the Cards slipped a game...
Time to Speak Up about Health Care
Americans now have essentially two health-care systems within one: The single-payer system, known as Medicare and Medicaid, is a government program that covers more than 40 percent of our total national health expenditures.The private-payer system covers...
Torre's Talk Ignites Cards Zeile Slam Aids Tewksbury Win
Forced to endure at least one more week of the season, the cardiac-arrested Cardinals came to life Thursday night.After the Cardinals had lost the first three of a four-game series with the Montreal Expos - and after a pregame tongue-lashing from manager...
Trial Set Monday in Child Murders
The first of five trials is scheduled to start Monday for Lorenzo Fayne, charged with murdering a 6-year-old boy and four girls ages 9 to 17 in separate killings in East St. Louis and Centreville.For the second time, Circuit Judge James K. Donovan of...
Wages of Sin Heartbroken Ex-Prostitute Sues Pimp Who Duped Her
She loved him enough to sit seminude in a window as a piece of merchandise, she says. Now, the ex-prostitute is suing her faithless pimp for the money he made off her body.In an unprecedented case, a French court has agreed to hear Marie Antonello's...
War on Crime Begins Within
If it's an election year, you can almost guarantee there will be a crime bill. This year is no exception. It doesn't matter which party is in the White House. Politicians believe they must demonstrate a determination to "fight crime" or be "tough on...