St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 24, 1995

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2 Communities Disagree over New Park `Gift'
St. Louis County plans to give a 30-acre park to Bella Villa if voters agree to annex much of the Lemay area.But Bella Villa Mayor Barbara Savalick says the county can't force the park - and the cost of maintaining it - on her city.The county is using...
2 Officials See Academics vs. Athletics in Plan
Two members of the Fox School Board say they are concerned that the plan for the district's second high school appears to emphasize athletics over science and the library.The board members, Ronald Counts and Steven Ott, say they want to discuss the problem...
2 Vie for Seat on College Board
Although the election will not be held until Nov. 7, two candidates have already announced they are actively seeking election to the Belleville Area College Board of Trustees in Subdistrict 2.The subdistrict comprises Freeburg, Shiloh Valley, Mascoutah,...
5 Communities Seeking Access to Pool of Taxes Revenue Would Go for Street Repairs, Other Improvements
Officials in five municipalities in St. Louis County want to cash in on a tax that they say their residents are paying.They are asking voters on Aug. 8 to approve a capital-improvement sales tax of one-half of 1 percent. The municipalities are Bel-Nor,...
99-Year Lease Comes Due with a Lawsuit
One of those 99-year leases that you occasionally read about has actually expired. And the owner of the property has sued the tenant for letting the building fall into disrepair.The empty, narrow, seven-story building at 1004 Olive Street has seen better...
Abortion Training Violates Conscience
Each year, hundreds of medical students across the nation undertake training for careers as doctors in obstetrics and gynecology. In keeping with traditional medical ethics - from the Hippocratic Oath to the World Medical Association's Oath of Geneva,...
Agencies Developing Treatment Program for Abusive Men
Two area mental-health agencies are developing a 26-week treatment and intervention program for men from St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties who have assaulted their wives or female partners.The program will accept men referred by the courts or...
Airstrike Threat Includes All Safe Areas, U.S. Says `We Will Not Tolerate Further Attacks,' Chief of Staff Says
The Western allies are ready to use air power to punish Bosnian Serb aggression toward any "safe area" in Bosnia, not just Gorazde and Sarajevo, White House chief of staff Leon Panetta said Sunday.Panetta also said President Bill Clinton would veto any...
Alabama Seeks Reform of Law on Rape Exams
Julie Lindsey was robbed, kidnapped, handcuffed to a tree and raped. Then a hospital nearly sued her because she didn't have money to pay for her own rape examination.Alabama is the only state requiring most rape victims to pay for the exams needed to...
All Play, Little Work - No Deduction
The law allows write-offs to ease the pain for losses you suffer in transactions entered to make "profits," whereas it disallows deductions for losses you incur in pursuing "hobbies."That's why the IRS looks closely at returns that show full-time salaries...
A Losing Drug Strategy
Colombia's recent capture of both leaders of the Cali cocaine cartel would seem promising. But its achievement must be judged against the backdrop of the illicit drug business worldwide. In that context, these arrests amount to removing a couple of bees...
`A Man's World' . . . and Welcome to It Cose's Book Finds Males at Risk in Modern World
PITY the poor man.He has built kingdoms, toppled cities and rebuilt them with vigor and enterprise.He has painted the Sistine Chapel, invented jazz and motor cars, sailed the seas in search of liberty.But he has also sat on the couch for entire afternoons,...
Amsinger Is Indeed Trustee, Judge Rules Court Upholds Board Chairman's Right to Vote in Filling Vacancy
A St. Louis County circuit judge has affirmed the appointment of Leslie E. Amsinger as a trustee of Marlborough. He said Gene Anthony, the board chairman, had a right to vote in filling a vacancy.Circuit Judge Robert Lee Campbell issued the ruling last...
An Elegant Entree Based on a Salad
WHEN restaurant chefs create a dish that simplifies meal planning, it's well worth imitating. The trend that I've been duplicating with delicious results combines meat or another center-of-the-plate food and salad into a beautiful entree.It's refreshing...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Two months ago we took in a 10-month-old stray cat we named Trigger. We already have two other cats - a male and a female. My problem is that Trigger is constantly crying. It's not a meowing sound, but more like a chirping noise. He does...
Another Source of Capital for Small Business
Q. I am looking for money to expand my business and have been turned down by the four venture capital firms I contacted. The last firm suggested that I contact Small Business Investment Companies. How do they work and where are they located?A. Most likely...
Answers Zap Confusion on Microwaves
WHEN THE conversation turns to microwaving, these questions keep popping up:For standing time, should the microwaved food be left inside the microwave, or taken out?It doesn't matter. If you remove the cooked dish and place it on the counter, keep it...
Bad-Breath Battle Goes High-Tech Critics Call Pricey Machines Gimmick to Lure Patients
A handful of dentists are trying to bring a breath of fresh air to St. Louis.They use expensive machines to detect and treat people who have chronic bad breath. The machines pick up slight temperature variations in the gums - possible sites of bacterial...
Blood Experts Next, Simpson Defense Says Prosecutors Prepare to Protest Testimony
The O.J. Simpson defense will try to retrieve lost ground by summoning scientific experts to explain the trial's most damaging evidence: blood.Blood on a pair of socks in Simpson's bedroom and blood on the gate of his ex-wife's condominium are the focus...
Boone's Homer in 10th Lifts Reds over Cubs
Bret Boone hit a three-run homer, his second of the game, to cap a four-run comeback with two outs in the 10th inning and rally the host Cincinnati Reds over the reeling Chicago Cubs 7-5 Sunday.Boone's homer off Randy Myers sent the Cubs to their season-high...
Briefs
MISSOURI KANSAS CITY Roller Coaster `Cleared' In Death Of Teen-age Girl</P><P>Police say they have accepted the Worlds of Fun amusement park's determination that safety restraints on a roller coaster could not have failed and caused...
Briefs
MISSOURI CASS COUNTY Kansas Man Killed In Jump When Chute Fails To Open</P><P>An Overland Park, Kan., man was killed Sunday when his parachute failed to open as he jumped from an airplane.</P><P>The victim was James A. Mandingo,...
Briefs
SOUTH KOREA Rampages Force Rescuers Back To Mall.After two days of angry rampages in Seoul by relatives of people still missing from last month's mall collapse, South Korean rescue workers went back to the site Sunday to resume their search but found...
Bull Fund vs. Bear in Tech Stocks
More than a few Wall Street bears are saying, "I told you so!" following Wednesday's sharp selloff in the stock market.But perhaps no one can claim they growled as loudly about a possible market slide as officials at the T. Rowe Price Science & Technology...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Thomas C. Antoniou and Adam M. Goffstein have formed the law firm of Goffstein & Antoniou at 8008 Carondelet Avenue, Suite 111, St. Louis, Mo. 63105. Phone: 313-725-1996; fax: 314-726-6661. BRANCHING OUT</P><P>Pyramid...
Can Doctors Be as Nice as Vets?
You're out jogging with your golden retriever when, unexpectedly, the pooch jerks the leash and you both go tumbling. The retriever injures his leg and you strain your shoulder.Here's the question: As the two of you seek medical attention, which of you...
Chief of Panel on Schools Is Award Shoo-In
CONGRESSIONAL business kept Jerry Costello from attending a big dinner at which he was to receive a window-size plaque for achievement. Georgia Costello apologized profusely for him and added her wifely accolades to those already heaped on the man seen...
Church Is Shaken by Suicide after Pastor's Death, Flock Seeks Answers
On the eve of their pastor's funeral, worshipers at Central Presbyterian Church were urged to use the Rev. Timothy Brewer's suicide to "bond us more closely together in a family of love.""We are a family," the Rev. John D. Splinter, associate pastor...
Clinton Steadfast on Civil Rights
President Bill Clinton has done the wrong thing on affirmative action. I applaud him for it.Whatever else affirmative action might be - a concept, a program, a slogan - it is clearly a political issue. It can be no accident that the day before Clinton's...
Competition Keen with Bettis Gone
In the Rams' playbook, the feature back in their offense is known as the R back. Will it be R as in Russell?"I didn't come here to sit down," Leonard Russell said. "I feel like I'm a starting running back in the NFL - a premier back."Everywhere he goes,...
Contract Is Set on Middle School Project
The Francis Howell School Board has unanimously awarded a $3.6 million contract to G.T. Lawlor Construction Co. of Brentwood for the first phase of work on the new middle school in Cottleville.Greg Coudron of Landmark Contract Management, which oversees...
Cooking with Style Barbara Smith's Menus Range from Simple to Sumptuous
RESTAURATEUR Barbara Smith is not afraid to take a risk, or a whisk . . . as long as she can do it with style.And that includes this interview, conducted over a car phone as she tooled down Merritt Parkway between Hartford, Conn., and New York City....
Cool Down with Summer Soups
SOUPS STABILIZE my menus all year. In winter, it's hearty grain or bean soups; in summer, it's lighter vegetable soups, served chilled. They are the perfect summertime food: quick to prepare and soothing to eat when the weather is hot.Because most savory...
COUPLE GIVES PLANNING OLD COLLEGE TRY ADVISERS SUGGEST MUTUAL FUNDS, MORE INSURANCE FOR BOTH ADULTS Series: MONEY MAKEOVER
After 10 years of happy marriage, Mike and Diane Heffernan have a nice house in Belleville, two little boys and money in the bank.Their one big ambition: "I want my boys to go to Notre Dame," says Mike Heffernan.They also have one great worry: a child...
Court Keeps Ban on Action against Developers Hotel Deal Cost Illinois $40 Million in Bad Loans
The Illinois Supreme Court refused to throw out an order that blocks officials from acting against two politically connected hotel developers who owe the state $40 million in sour loans.Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan had asked the court to lift the...
Dairy Farmers Feel the Squeeze, Drop Out
DALE TAMMEN hit the alarm at 6 a.m. He got out of bed, moved downstairs and stepped into insulated coveralls, a practical choice with the thermometer at 33 degrees.He skipped breakfast; no coffee, thank you.An hour later, Tammen, 47, turned off the...
Deficit Is Top Concern, Poll Shows Cutting Taxes Ranks as Distant 3rd Priority
It may be bad news for Republicans in Congress pushing for tax cuts, but a recent survey indicates that Illinois residents rank cutting taxes a distant third as a budget priority behind reducing the budget deficit and spending on investment for the future.The...
Dentists Go High-Tech to Battle Bad Breath
A handful of dentists are trying to bring a breath of fresh air to St. Louis.They use expensive machines to detect and treat people who have chronic bad breath. The machines pick up slight temperature variations in the gums - possible sites of bacterial...
Desperation Can Make People Buy into Business Scams
It's not easy to make money these days - unless you're one of the scam artists reeling in suckers looking for fast fortunes.Ironically, the '90s economy with its downsizings and demotions, salary freezes and hiring halts, is producing a class of would-be...
District Sets School's Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Valley Park School District will celebrate a groundbreaking for its new elementary school at 10 a.m. on July 29. Simultaneously, the district will begin demolition of the seventh- and eighth-grade center to make way for the new school.The new $5.1...
Doc on `Chicago Hope' Pronounces It Healthy
THE PATIENT is coming along fine, diagnoses Dr. Daniel Nyland, also known as Thomas Gibson. The patient: the actor's series, "Chicago Hope."The 1994-1995 television season was notable for the battle of the hospitals. In a display of macho programming,...
Dream on, Messages May Have Meaning
Dear Open Mind: During the past year or so, I've been having the most unusual dreams. I've always been fascinated by dreams, even as a child, always waiting to talk about them. After reading some books, lI get the impression that the phenomenons of...
Driving Range Is Realigned in Developer's Plan
Golfers would be shooting toward a former quarry rather than a subdivision under a plan for a driving range proposed for Antire Road south of Interstate 44.Gary Crabtree, a representative of the developer, presented a revised layout at a meeting of the...
Era of Unrest: It Is Here, Now
WE ARE LIVING through a time of uncommon uncertainty about our constitutional freedoms - much of it born of fear that the social contract is torn.The list of constitutional changes is long:- The House of Representatives has passed a constitutional amendment...
Error Gives Woman Extra Birthdays, a Shortened Life
This is a front-page story that never made the front page.It could have, easily enough, if Judy Kuehn and her family were out for blood or money. Then you'd have even heard about this on the network news. But these people aren't like that.Judy is an...
Evidence in Official's Trial over Teen Sex Faces Scrutiny
Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., faces trial today by prosecutors who say they have testimony, explicit telephone calls and financial records to prove that he had sex with an underage campaign worker and tried to cover it up.However, much of that evidence...
Exercising `Power of Appointment' in Living Trusts
Q. My aunt has a living trust. She never married and my sister, who lives in the East, and I are the only living relatives.Recently my aunt told me that when she made the trust about 10 years ago, her lawyer suggested giving me a power in the trust...
Ex-N.Y. Cop: Life after Bust for Drugs Is `a Nightmare'
How does a former New York City police detective, unemployed and living on a $2,000-a-month pension, afford a $400,000 house in Chesterfield?George DeLuca says that his wife's family in the Dominican Republic is worth $80 million in car dealerships and...
Ex-Rockwood Chief Seeking Successor's Howell District Job
Now that the superintendent of the Francis Howell School District is taking over in the Rockwood School District, the former Rockwood superintendent is seeking to fill the vacancy in Francis Howell.The former superintendent, Dennis Peterson, has applied...
Ex-Rockwood Chief Seeks Successor's Job Peterson Interviews for Interim Superintendent after Oldani Replaces Peterson
Now that John Oldani of the Francis Howell School District is taking over as superintendent of the Rockwood School District, the former superintendent in Rockwood wants to fill the vacancy in Francis Howell.Dennis Peterson from Rockwood has applied for...
Fee Increases Would Boost City Revenue
The Pacific Board of Aldermen is considering nine fee increases that would continue the effort of Mayor Herbert Adams to increase revenue and bring the city's fees in line with those of its neighbors.Adams started the process last fall with an increase...
Fire Department Seeks Voters' OK to Become District
A half-century ago, residents of Orchard Farm formed a volunteer fire department after they had to call for help from St. Peters to put out a barn fire on Henry Kisker's farm.On Aug. 8, the directors of the fire department want voters to convert their...
Fire District Directors Ponder `Lock' Decision
Directors of the Normandy Fire Protection District say they need more information before they can act on Pasadena Park's plan to block off four streets from Bermuda Road.The Pasadena Park Board of Trustees has installed gates blocking the entrances to...
First Fist Fight of Camp Breaks Out
They say it's not really training camp until the first practice scuffle. One week into Rams camp, tight end Steve Brooks and safety R.J. Kors - both backups - squared off Sunday in the inaugural bout at Camp Rich."In a kickoff return drill, of all things,"...
First Season Learning Experience for Security Resources Coach
Todd Ryan's first year as manager in the Metro Collegians Instructional Baseball League has been an eye-opening experience."There's a lot more to it than coaching baseball," said Ryan, manager of the Metro's Security Resources team that features a number...
Friends, Family Mourn, Bury '95 Wu Graduate in Maryland
Andrea Goff was buried Sunday, just two months after graduating with honors from Washington University and just weeks before she was to start law school.Four black hearses carried the bodies of Goff, her father, David, and her two sisters, Sheri and...
Gentry Park Pool Is a Murky Issue Ideas Include Parking Lot, New Water Park
The Bridgeton City Council is trying to decide what to do with the pool at Gentry Memorial Park.It's cracked. It leaks. The electricity and pipes around the structure are bad. The concession stand is in disrepair."One park board member suggested bulldozing...
`GOOD IDEA' TURNS INTO ALBATROSS Series: MONEY MAKEOVER SIDEBAR
It was a good idea at the time.That's the best planners Eileen Dorsey and John Denando can say about the decision the Heffernans made 10 years ago.Newly married, they put down only $1,300 in cash to buy a $62,000 duplex in Belleville.Buying a duplex...
Gop Budget-Cutters Examine Child-Support Collection Fee
The Republican drive to overhaul welfare promises a crackdown on deadbeat fathers and mothers, but GOP plans to balance the budget call for making millions of single-parent families pick up half the federal cost of enforcing child support.As the Republicans...
Group Plans to Sell Drugs by Mail to Aids Patients
A nonprofit group announced on Sunday the beginning of a mail-order prescription drug service to provide medication for people with HIV and AIDS at discount prices and with complete confidentiality.William J. Freeman, executive director of the National...
Growing Season: Raising Kids and Tomatoes
DURING THIS, the serious tomato-tending season, I often think about the parallels between raising tomatoes and raising kids.For starters, both efforts require seemingly endless amounts of work. There is always one more scheme, whether it is fertilizing...
Hagar the Affable Brings Energy, Showmanship to Van Halen Concert
"This town haunts me," exclaimed singer Sammy Hagar Saturday night, the first of Van Halen's two sold-out shows at Riverport, recognizing the lengthy ties between St. Louis rock fans and the Red Rocker that date back to his years as a solo artist.He...
Hill Hits a Low as Phils Top Cards
Ken Hill has lamented, on several occasions, the lack of support he has received from the Cardinals offense. In one recent stretch, the Cardinals scored only seven runs in eight starts by Hill.But on Sunday, the Cardinals twice presented Hill early...
Hoosier Sees Cardinal Red after Nike Win
The Masters has its green jacket.The second Nike Gateway Masters has its red jersey.Chris Smith, the diehard Cardinals fan from Rochester, Ind., hammered out a playoff victory over Glen Hnatiuk on Sunday in another rain-ravaged round at Lake Forest Golf...
Hoosier Sees Red after Winning Nike
The Masters has its green jacket. The second Nike Gateway Masters has its red jersey.Chris Smith, a diehard Cardinals fan from Rochester, Ind., hammered out a playoff victory over Glen Hnatiuk on Sunday at Lake Forest Golf and Country Club in Lake Saint...
House Gop Using Appropriations to Change Policy
WHEN HOUSE REPUBLICANS wanted to keep the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing clean air laws against cement kilns in Missouri, they turned to the stealthy and obscure appropriations process.A spending bill passed last week contains a...
Houses of Cards Sports Collectors Get Together
Ex-Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch says the extra oomph is all in the hands.And he credits a few extra cups of coffee with ruining his oomph Sunday.Forsch competed with a mall full of youngsters, vying to erect the tallest house of sports trading cards...
If Life Hands You Lemons . .
LIMES, LEMONS, grapefruits, tangerines, oranges and other citrus fruits are favorites of mine any time of the year, but at the moment I'm in a lemon frenzy. Lemons make hot summer days bearable. They cleanse, and they cool. Would it really feel like...
Indians' 2-0 Victory Is 13th Win in Row vs. A's
The Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics for the 13th consecutive time as Mark Clark and two relievers combined on a six-hitter for a 2-0 victory Sunday.The Indians went 7-0 against the A's this season and 6-0 against them last year. Oakland...
Indurain's Reign Assured with 5th Consecutive Win
Miguel Indurain rode into history with his fifth consecutive victory in the Tour de France, cycling's premier event that will be remembered for the death of an Italian Olympic champion.Indurain rode into Paris in Sunday's 20th and final stage. He had...
Inspections Stir Complaints-And Review of Policy
The Eureka Board of Aldermen will review the city's building inspection policy after receiving complaints from business owners about enforcement.The complaint letters follow a recent round of inspections in which several downtown business owners were...
In Summertime, Ice Cream Is Just Peachy
RESERVE cinnamon-peach ice cream for the height of the summer peach season. The creamy custard base should be cooked well in advance so it is thoroughly chilled on ice cream-making day.The recipe is from Jim Fobel's "Big Flavors" (Clarkson Potter, $35)....
Jacobsen Advertising Goes Medieval for Culpeppers
Jacobsen Advertising has developed a new advertising campaign for Culpeppers Restaurants in which employees are compared to 900 A.D. monks and landscape artists John Banvard and Christo.The campaign, "Somebody still makes food the hard way," positions...
Jocketty: Don't Expect a Big Name in Hill Deal
Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty still hopes to trade righthander Ken Hill, who was drilled here Sunday.But Jocketty indicated that there may be no household names coming back the other way, never mind that the Philadelphia Phillies walloped Hill."I...
Jones' Actions Add New Meaning to Phrase `Odd Jobs'
WHAT ARE WE to make of Comptroller Virvus Jones?In the past couple of weeks, it seems that he has hired, or given work to, just about everybody who might be expected to testify against him.Most recently, he hired Leslie Bond Jr. as "fiscal executive,"...
Jurors to Decide Fate of Smith - Life or Death
A tragic figure? Or evil incarnate?When Susan Smith returns to court today, jurors will weigh those dueling depictions as they decide whether she should spend her life in prison or go to the electric chair for drowning her two young sons.In the sentencing...
Kerrigan's Attacker Is Released from Prison
The man responsible for the whack heard 'round the world emerged from prison last week, and said he was sorry for clubbing Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan in the leg.Shane Stant, 24, left the Santiam Correctional Facility with a new high school...
Latest Reinvention of Bill and Hillary
It may be fitting that an administration that could talk about "reinventing government" should be reinventing itself. Bill Clinton's recent statements in favor of budget cutting and religion in schools and against affirmative action and violence on TV,...
Late-Term Abortion Curbs Are Hazardous
The House Judiciary Committee created a tremendous health hazard for women last week by passing a bill sponsored by Rep. Charles T. Canady, R-Fla., to criminalize the use of some late-term abortion procedures. The vote signals that anti-choice members...
License Office Open for Business, Again
The state license office in High Ridge again is open for business.It was shut down in mid-June by Gary Harvell, the fee agent who had been appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan.Harvell, who supported Carnahan in the 1992 election campaign, had the office for...
List Seized by Police May Tie Colombia's Elite to Cartel Drug Gang Had Politicians, Police on Payroll, Paper Shows
Police may now have proof of what U.S. drug agents have long suspected: that the world's most powerful drug gang, the Cali cartel, has penetrated deep into Colombia's politics, armed forces and society.A list seized during a raid by police and U.S. Drug...
Lovell: No Time for Fear in Space
AT THE CHILLING MOMENT in the film "Apollo 13" when Tom Hanks tries to maneuver the crippled spacecraft on an exact course toward Earth, the audience at the Ziegfeld Theater held its collective breath.But Jim Lovell, the real-life commander of Apollo...
Low Ratings for Whitewater Show
For drama and newsworthiness, the opening round of the Republican-led Whitewater hearings was a yawner. In the competition for public attention and political points, the Waco hearings easily pushed Whitewater off the front pages and into second billing...
Make Kaldi's Coffee House a High Pointe of Your Day
Kaldi was an Ethiopian goatherd, so legend says, and his goats ran away one day. He followed them, and he found them gathered around a flowering bush, munching beans and dancing with gay abandon. Kaldi tried some of the beans himself, with the same results.And...
Marlin Reels in Win at Talladega Schrader Walks Away after Car Rolls, Flips
When the weather is hot, the fish will not bite.Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway was no exception. It simply was not a day for catching Marlin.Sterling Marlin avoided all the lures on the way to winning the DieHard 500. It was his first victory...
Meet the Rams
ANTHONY PARKER - CORNERBACK NFL Experience: 6th year College: Arizona State Hometown: Tempe, Ariz. Age: 29 Height: 5-10 Weight: 181</P><P>Most Memorable Football Experience: "Oddly enough, playing a year in the World League...
Merchant's Lawyer Rips Council over Liquor License Issue
The owner of a business cited two times in two years for selling alcohol to teen-agers in Ellisville is upset with the City Council for not renewing his liquor license.Gordon Hartweger, attorney for Donald McWilliams, who owns a Shell station and food...
Minority Workers More Optimistic on Promotion
Because of downsizing and affirmative action policies, white employees in the private sector are less optimistic than minority workers about their chances of advancement, a new survey finds.Despite this view, the survey found that employees generally...
More Hot Reaction about the Work Ethic
Dear Readers: In yesterday's column, I ran several letters from angry readers who had a lot to say about how hard it is to find a decent job today. They resented my suggestion that perhaps today's young people aren't willing to work as hard as the generation...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The off-field escapades of University of Miami football players have been well publicized as sundry Hurricanes have whirled through brushes with the law and/or drug testers. But lo and behold, they have competition for the title of Most Embarrassing...
Msd, County at Odds over Sewer-Pipe Plan
Engineers of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and St. Louis County are at odds about a developer's plan to replace a large sewer pipe with an even larger pipe near Burncoate Drive in Oakville.JHB Properties Inc. wants to install a storm-sewer...
Mu, County Dig in over Issue of Golf Course Taxes
Neither side has budged in the dispute over whether the Missouri Bluffs Golf Course should pay real-estate taxes on its $7 million development near Weldon Spring.If anything, the two sides have hardened their positions.On one side is The St. Charles...
NASA Targets Small Business at Conference Set Next Month
The rocket scientists at NASA, whose efforts have produced new gadgets and materials that have changed our lives, don't depend only on the big guys to develop or commercialize products - they also target small, minority and woman-owned businesses.There's...
Neighbors Balk at Plan for Home Depot Store
A plan to build a Home Depot on Manchester Road near Town and Country drew concerns from residents of the area at a hearing before the St. Louis County Planning Commission last week.Home Depot, based in the Chicago area, asked the planning commission...
New Schools This Fall
Southwest Middle SchoolWren Avenue at Sulphur Spring Road in Ballwin area.Estimated Cost: $11.9 millionDr. Bernard J. DuBray Middle SchoolDuBray Drive near Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters.Estimated Cost: $7.8 millionGateway Elementary and Middle and Michael...
Nike Winner Gets Mileage out of His 5-10 Physique
The Nike Tour does not keep long-drive statistics.But the 300-yard shots by Gateway Classic champion Chris Smith surely put him in a remote elite.He gets a lot of mileage out of his 5-foot-10, 195-pound physique."I had two older brothers that were good...
Notebook
Abdominal Aneurysms</P><P>Washington University researchers have found a culprit in the hunt for the causes of abdominal aortic aneurysms - a ballooning of a major artery that kills 15,000 Americans each year.</P><P>The finding...
Obituaries
Thomas G. Harper IIThomas Glenn Harper II, 14, of Foley, died Tuesday (July 18, 1995) at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy from injuries he suffered in a car-bicycle accident in Elsberry.Thomas graduated from the eighth grade in May from Lincoln...
On the Menu
FOOD NEWS of note:Attention, chocolate lovers: Chocolatier magazine is celebrating its 11th anniversary with an eight-day, seven-night cruise on the Crown Princess, departing Nov. 4 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with stops at Montego Bay, Grand Cayman...
Opponents Blast Annexation Plan for Lemay Area
"Leave Lemay alone" was the view of many people attending a meeting called by opponents of a proposal by Bella Villa to annex most of the area.Voters in the area will consider the issue on Aug. 8. The measure needs separate majorities in Bella Villa...