St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 19, 1995

6 Price Chopper Stores Sold Here Kc Buyer Wants to Resell Stores
Warehouse Foods Inc., which operates six Price Chopper stores in the St. Louis area, told employees in a letter Friday that it had reached a tentative agreement to sell its stores to Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. of Kansas City.Company owners Nick...
Read preview Overview
. . . and on Bullets
So, the issue of cop-killer bullets has come up again. No, the ban on Teflon-coated bullets imposed in the 1980s is still in effect. But some manufacturers of ammunition think they have found a way around the ban, using alternative materials to make...
Read preview Overview
As Manager, Keenan a Great Coach
Maybe the 25 other National Hockey League teams were on to something after all.Only the Blues would anoint Mike Keenan as both lord and master - coach and general manager - of their destiny.Keenan, the coach, remains one of the keenest minds ever to...
Read preview Overview
Billboard Blight along Missouri's Highways
When the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 was passed, states were given the right and the responsibility to protect the beauty of the landscape alongside the federal interstates. Everyone knows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But surely...
Read preview Overview
Bowler of Year Lightfoot Credits Wife for Career Resurgence
The family plan has been working pretty well for Randy Lightfoot of St. Charles.Lightfoot, who married Carol Holman this year and is expecting their first child any day, has been named bowler of the year for 1994-95 by the Greater St. Louis Bowling Association."It's...
Read preview Overview
Braves' Maddux Making His Mark Game's Best a Lock for 4th Cy Young
How confident is Greg Maddux? Very. On more than a rare occasion, Maddux will intentionally throw a ball out of the strike zone when the count is 2 and 2.How cocky is the Atlanta Braves pitcher? Not very. When assessing his own abilities, he grades himself...
Read preview Overview
Braves' Sweep Leaves Reds Scuffling
The Atlanta Braves want to reach the playoffs just as they are: a confident team with fearsome pitching.The Cincinnati Reds just want to get there.Atlanta's rotation of John Smoltz, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine dominated the Reds during a weekend sweep...
Read preview Overview
Bridgeton Offers Own Plan for Lambert Suggests Expansion into Neighboring Cities
Bridgeton wants to shift the proposed expansion of Lambert Airport north - to its neighbors in Berkeley and Ferguson. Those cities say no deal.Lambert is planning to add a third east-west runway southwest of the airport, wiping out a third of Bridgeton's...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
NATION CALIFORNIA Polly Klaas Murder Trial To Change Venue</P><P>After two months of looking for an unbiased jury, a judge decided Monday to move the trial of the man accused of killing 12-year-old Polly Klaas.</P><P>Superior...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
NATION CALIFORNIA Polly Klaas Murder Trial To Change Venues</P><P>After two months of looking for an unbiased jury, a judge decided Monday to move the trial of the man accused of killing 12-year-old Polly Klaas.</P><P>Superior...
Read preview Overview
Brilliant Blurring of Styles at Music Circle Opener
THERE is a great deal of music being composed and performed today, similar to the times of Bach and Mozart.The difference is that we now have a relatively small audience for the music of Bach and Mozart and for those living composers who choose to follow...
Read preview Overview
Bryans Fills Big Shoes in Leading Parkway W
Wally Bryans had been an assistant coach on the Parkway West softball team for the last 10 years, until this season when he became coach of the Longhorns.It was not a happy ascendancy.Bryans replaced longtime Parkway West softball and basketball coach...
Read preview Overview
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN</P><P>Centennial Bank has opened a temporary facility at 1101 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles. The bank's lobby will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday....
Read preview Overview
Can't End Racism by Ignoring It
The hate-filled words of former detective Mark Fuhrman shocked Americans when they were heard at the O.J. Simpson trial two weeks ago. But they should do more than shock us. They should make us look into ourselves and face the tenacious reality of racism...
Read preview Overview
Caray Won't Be Forced to Make an Apology
Radio station officials say they will not push Harry Caray to apologize for a remark about "slanty" eyes.Caray, the longtime Chicago Cubs broadcaster, has said he will not apologize for the remark he made on WGN-AM."It was the radio station's responsibility,"...
Read preview Overview
Cardinals Top Pirates before Throng of 3,029
The true baseball fans showed up at Three Rivers Stadium on Monday night. And if that's how many there are, then the franchise may not be long for Pittsburgh.Only 3,029 customers came to watch the Cardinals beat the Pirates 4-2 at the same time the Pittsburgh...
Read preview Overview
Champs Outlast a Game St. Peters VFW Post 2866 Pulls Away for 10-4 East Title Victory, Advances to Little Series
Through most of Sunday afternoon's action, it was anybody's ballgame. Then VFW Post 2866 pulled away.The two-time defending champion of the East Missouri Baseball Association, VFW knocked off St. Peters 10-4 Sunday at C-H Park to capture the East League...
Read preview Overview
Circle of Friends Started Fund
Monetta Financial Services started out as an investment club just like the now-famous Beardstown Ladies. But that's where the resemblance ends.When members of the Beardstown club excelled at their investing, they wrote a book for Hyperion publishers,...
Read preview Overview
Club Seeks $378,000 from Ladue District
The Good News/Good Sports Club is seeking nearly $380,000 from the Ladue School District to pay legal fees in a suit over meeting in school buildings after classes.Attorneys for the club have asked for $370,000 in legal fees and $8,000 in other expenses....
Read preview Overview
Club Seeks $378,000 from Ladue District Money to Cover Fees in Suit over Meetings
The Good News/Good Sports Club is seeking nearly $380,000 from the Ladue School District to pay legal fees in a suit over meeting in school buildings after classes.Attorneys for the club have asked for $370,000 in legal fees and $8,000 in other expenses....
Read preview Overview
Coming True Shootout Boat Races Make a Speedy Start for Wish Launching
Seated on the riverbank at the St. Louis Yacht Club on Saturday, Maxine Johnson watched high-performance boats speed through Dardenne Slough for Shootout '95, an annual fund-raiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation."Yes!" she cheered as a red Hydrostream...
Read preview Overview
Common Sense on Gun Control . . . Most People Support Safety Devices, Classes and Strong Sentences for Criminals
If judged only by what is presented through the media, the opposing sides of the gun-control issue are fairly well delineated: On the one hand (the left hand, actually), are the antis, those who believe the handgun was invented for no other reason than...
Read preview Overview
Cougars Play Grandview Tough in 20-14 Loss: `Can't Fault Effort'
Mike Lueck, the first-year football coach at Lutheran High of St. Charles County, was not pleased. But he wasn't displeased either."It was a tough one to lose. A real tough one," he said after Saturday's 20-14 setback against visiting Grandview. "The...
Read preview Overview
Cowboys Do Everything but Defeat Themselves
Listen up, all you Super Bowl wannabes. The Dallas Cowboys believe that there is only one team that can beat them, and that's the Dallas Cowboys.They nearly did it Sunday night, stumbling through four sloppy quarters before Emmitt Smith's 31-yard touchdown...
Read preview Overview
Daughter's Quest for Vengeance - and Justice
LIKE MOST DUTIFUL daughters, Lisa Bakker always remembers her mother on Mother's Day. And like most dutiful daughters, Lisa always celebrates her mother's birthday by going out to dinner and toasting her with a nice bottle of wine.Unlike most daughters,...
Read preview Overview
Director Wants to Make Gateway Classic a Classic
AT 63, MOST people are making plans for retirement, trying to figure out whether their pension and investments are adequate, considering a cruise, planning to relax after a lifetime of work.Not Earl Wilson Jr.In the last couple of years Wilson - a retired...
Read preview Overview
District Will Seek $15 Million in Bonds in April Vote Money to Be Used for 2nd Phase of Building Restorations
The St. Charles School District will be seeking voters' approval next April to authorize the issuing of $15 million in bonds for improvements.The district's superintendent, Mark Keen, said Monday that the bonds would be issued "as bonding capacity becomes...
Read preview Overview
Do Homework to Get the Best Home Policy
Your neighbor may be paying half as much as you for identical homeowner's insurance. Costs can vary that much on insurance for the same type of house in the same area."The most important thing is to shop because prices vary widely," advised Robert Hunter,...
Read preview Overview
Edison Bros. Gets Financing It Needed
Three weeks after it said it would close at least 250 stores and eliminate its stock dividend, Edison Brothers Stores Inc. said Monday it has taken steps to create a financial cushion through the crucial Christmas selling season.A formal agreement could...
Read preview Overview
Faint Cheers: Panel Questions Big-Time Sports Benefits
WHILE OFFICIALS ACROSS the country still salivate over the prospect of luring a professional sports franchise to their cities, a panel of economists says the benefits of a being a big-league city are vastly exaggerated.In a two-day session in Atlanta...
Read preview Overview
Family's Shortcut Turns Deadly When la Gang Surrounds Car
In a classic urban nightmare, about a dozen gang members surrounded a car full of children that took a wrong turn onto a graffiti-marred dead-end street in the dark early Sunday.The gang members blocked the vehicle as the driver tried frantically to...
Read preview Overview
Financials Fall; Technology Stocks Rebound
Stocks fell for a second day Monday, led by financial issues, as some investors concluded that interest rates won't fall enough to propel earnings higher. Tech issues rebounded.Bank, mortgage and credit card companies fell as rising bond yields boosted...
Read preview Overview
Firms Can Be Wrong in Figuring Pension
When you leave a job and have been covered by a pension plan, your employer owes you money. Sometimes it's paid right away, in cash. Sometimes it stays in the pension fund, to be paid when you reach age 65.Either way, you depend entirely on the company's...
Read preview Overview
Forest Hills Cc Proves It Can Take the Heat Course Green for Lpga Event
One by one, they fell to the summer heat wave. The best-known pieces of ground in St. Louis, the area's most popular playgrounds of golf.Old Warson, Glen Echo, Meadowbrook, Bellerive, Norwood Hills, Belk Park, The Players Club and so on. Into this summer's...
Read preview Overview
`From Death to Life': What's Next for Haiti?
A year ago today, a swarm of U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters settled onto the tarmac at Port-au-Prince airport and disgorged an infantry company, marking the beginning of a U.S. effort to restore democracy in Haiti.President Jean-Bertrand Aristide,...
Read preview Overview
Fuhr Is Going on Cram Course Blues Goaltender Must Compress Training Period
Pudgy Grant Fuhr and the sleek U.S. Ice Sports Arena have something in common.Neither the new Blues goalie nor the team's new rink is ready for public viewing.Fuhr, supposedly the new No. 1 goalie, labored through drills for the first time with eight...
Read preview Overview
Gains by Bosnian Croats Spark Fear of New Ethnic Turmoil
THE BATTLEFIELD gains by the Bosnian Serbs' enemies are threatening to unravel the U.S. peace plan for Bosnia.Although NATO airstrikes battered the rebel Serbs and forced them to begin withdrawing their heavy weapons from around Sarajevo, the army of...
Read preview Overview
George E. Mowrer; Professor, Dean of Education at Umsl
George E. Mowrer, a retired professor and dean of education, died Sunday (Sept. 17, 1995) at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County after a long illness. He was 81.Professor Mowrer, of North County, was a professor of education at the...
Read preview Overview
Give County's Housing Program a Chance
Though relatively low mortgage rates have brought home ownership within reach of working families, many of them still have difficulty saving the money for down payments.That was one of the conclusions of Harvard University's study of nationwide home...
Read preview Overview
Gop Tax Bill Loosens Pension Restrictions
House Republicans began writing a wide-ranging tax bill Monday that would cost the working poor money and encourage corporations to withdraw billions of dollars from pension funds.Their goal is to fold the legislation, a with $270 billion in Medicare...
Read preview Overview
Hospitals Here Fear Gop Plan Health Care Administrators See a `Wholesale Loss of Programs'
The Republican plan to revamp Medicare and Medicaid could drastically reduce the quality and variety of services available to all patients, administrators of the area's private hospitals said here Monday.That's because the federal dollars help to pay...
Read preview Overview
In Missouri, Drunken Driver Can Get Behind Wheel Soon
Jeffrey Dale, a lawyer in St. Louis who defends drunken drivers, explained Missouri's process of license suspension and revocation:If a driver blows .10 or higher on a Breathalyzer test, his or her license is suspended for 30 days and then restricted...
Read preview Overview
In Missouri, Some Drunken Drivers Get Many Chances
Todd Gibson climbed into his black 1991 Hyundai Scoupe. The 23-year-old University of Missouri student was used to the two-hour drive between Columbia and Barnhart - he did it nearly every weekend, to spend time with his fiancee, Jennifer Bowling.But...
Read preview Overview
In `Sensible Center,' Powell Assails Foes of Immigration
Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, decried on Monday efforts to deny government services to legal immigrants or children of undocumented aliens.Without naming potential Republican presidential rivals, he accused politicians of a meanness in...
Read preview Overview
Inspector Slammed for Using Hammer City Suspends `Rambo' for His Forceful Approach
For three years, Paul Sims helped shut down hundreds of St. Louis drug houses. He won the gratitude of law-abiding city residents and the admiration of police who often watch suspected drug dealers go free.Now Sims is in trouble, and so is the city program...
Read preview Overview
Islands Hit by Storm Get Aid FEMA Moves Supplies into Damaged Areas
Planes flew prepackaged meals, ice and other supplies into St. Thomas by the ton Monday, part of an effort to relieve residents whose lives and homes were jolted by Hurricane Marilyn.C-130 cargo planes thundered onto the airstrip at St. Thomas, beginning...
Read preview Overview
It's Wild: Baseball Gets Something Right
In new-age baseball, where every team can become a prince and every owner a pauper, scoreboard watching isn't the simple pleasure it once was. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing."You don't know who to root for," Seattle manager Lou Piniella said...
Read preview Overview
Knightpride Spills over in Concert at Rams' Opener Howell North's Marching Band Is Thrilled to Fill in at Game
Performing at football games is routine for marching bands.But the Sept. 10 performance by Knightpride, the marching band of Francis Howell North High School, was anything but routine. The band played before 58,186 people at the home opener of the St....
Read preview Overview
Let Them Eat Cake? Not Army Kids
IS THERE anything fun that government won't ban?For more than a year, the Army's Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville has banned birthday cake and ice cream for its kids. Officials there say it's just good nutrition, not bureaucracy run amok.The arsenal's...
Read preview Overview
Levee Vandal Given 5-Year Prison Term
The man who rammed his johnboat through the sandbagged levee around West Alton during the flood of 1993 was sentenced Monday to five years in prison.In July, the man - Timothy O. Steinmann, 38, formerly of West Alton - pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree...
Read preview Overview
Lions Show Grit in 48-33 Loss to National Power Trinity
The Lindenwood College football team fell 48-33 Saturday to nationally ranked Trinity Christian College in Deerfield, Ill. But at least the Lions went down fighting."In this case, the score's a little bit misleading," first-year Lindenwood coach Dan...
Read preview Overview
Mayor Wins Hearing on Housing Complex Groundbreaking Delayed until Neigbors Can Voice Concerns
At Mayor Gordon Bush's request, the East St. Louis Housing Authority postponed Monday the groundbreaking for a new rent-subsidized housing development in the Edgemont neighborhood.The delay gives the Housing Authority time to hold a public hearing on...
Read preview Overview
Meeting on Forest Park Attracts Overflow Crowd
So many people showed up Monday evening to have their say about what should be done with Forest Park that another meeting was added for Wednesday night.There were only 110 seats in the auditorium of the History Museum Library and Research Center, 225...
Read preview Overview
Morning Briefing
Microsoft's Windows Sales Meet Forecasts</P><P>So how is Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 95 - the focus of a $1 billion publicity campaign - doing since its Aug. 24 debut?</P><P>Microsoft has sold 4 million copies of the much-hyped...
Read preview Overview
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Chiefs and Raiders already have a fierce rivalry. On Sunday, several "reunions" added to the game's spice.Last year, ART SHELL was the Raiders' head coach. This year, he is the Chiefs' offensive line coach. Shell - also a former Raiders player -...
Read preview Overview
Much Hyped `Murder One' Lets Viewer Judge Merit
THE most anticipated and debated series of the fall season is finally getting its day in court.Beginning tonight, Steven Bochco's "Murder One" will spend three weeks in the kindly "NYPD Blue" time slot (9 p.m. Tuesdays on Channel 30) before moving opposite...
Read preview Overview
Nearsightedness Laser Cure Clears Big Federal Hurdle Laservision Centers Here Will Reap Benefit
Federal regulators gave tacit approval Monday for a new laser that corrects nearsightedness and astigmatism, making glasses and contact lenses unnecessary for up to 57 million Americans.The move is expected to immediately brighten the future for LaserVision...
Read preview Overview
Obituaries
Charles W. SalterCharles W. "Bill" Salter, 71, of St. Charles, died Saturday (Sept. 16, 1995) after a lengthy illness at Claywest House Nursing Home in St. Charles.Mr. Salter was retired after being employed for 34 years as a rural letter carrier for...
Read preview Overview
Old Monroe Shows Best in Slugfest Total of 43 Runs Scored in League Championsip Contest against St. Paul
Old Monroe 25, St. Paul 17."It was a wild one, no doubt about it," said Old Monroe player/coach Pat Callihan. "The wind was blowing out and I don't think either team got much pitching or defense. It wasn't the kind of game you'd expect to decide the...
Read preview Overview
Osborne Explains Nebraska Woes: Society Has Changed
The curious saga of Nebraska tailback Lawrence Phillips continues to unravel - and so, apparently, does coach Tom Osborne."We could see (Osborne) was hurt when the media said all he does is go out and recruit violent people to play football," Nebraska...
Read preview Overview
People
Gifts of gab: The envious keep wondering how much former president GEORGE BUSH is getting paid for his weeklong speaking gig in Japan. Or why he agreed to address the Women's Federation for World Peace, whose founder and head, HAK JA HAN MOON, is the...
Read preview Overview
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: ACCIDENTSCollinsville: A pedestrian, Rodney Leon Lumley Jr., 26, of Fenton, was...
Read preview Overview
Prior Restraint Is Still Unconstitutional
A judge's order that prevented Business Week magazine from printing a story based on court documents is an obvious and outrageous example of unconstitutional prior restraint against a free press. The judge involved did not even give the magazine a chance...
Read preview Overview
Put It on the P.A
Orchard Farm High School will celebrate its homecoming Sept. 29. The football team will play Lutheran High School of St. Charles County at 7:30 p.m. The coronation ceremony will be at halftime and re-enacted at the gym after the game. As part of the...
Read preview Overview
Rams Getting Away with Grand Theft in 12 Quarters, They've Created 12 Turnovers
Every quarter, the Rams create a turnover. No wonder they're 3-0.The Rams' opportunistic defense has nine interceptions and three fumble recoveries in victories over Green Bay, New Orleans and Carolina. In Sunday's 31-10 victory over the Panthers, the...
Read preview Overview
Rams Getting Away with Grand Theft in 12 Quarters, They've Created 12 Turnovers
Long before he knew the makeup of his team, weeks before he met most of his players, new head coach Rich Brooks pinpointed two major areas of concern for the Rams. In March, he said takeaways and takeaway-giveaway ratio were sore spots on the 4-12 club...
Read preview Overview
Rams Mulling the Hook for Hooking Kicker
The Rams aren't giving up on rookie place-kicker Steve McLaughlin just yet after he missed three of four field goals Sunday against Carolina. But for the first time, they are considering other options.Namely, Cary Blanchard, whom the Rams plan to work...
Read preview Overview
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: Hard to Treat
Dear Dr. Donohue: I was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy after a broken wrist a year ago. I've had swellings and pain since. I've had nerve blocks. Now I have to do daily home therapy and go to the hospital once a week. I still have pain,...
Read preview Overview
Reporters Jammed with Collectibles
WHEN President Clinton spoke at SIU-Carbondale last Monday, he was followed by the usual pack of reporters.Each reporter left Carbondale $5 richer - and probably didn't know it.Their presidential press passes are collectibles. But I didn't learn this...
Read preview Overview
Retirement Home Life: Some Varied Reports
Dear Abby: A reader signed "Worried About Mom in Washington," whose mother had sold her home and moved into a retirement center where the residents kept harping about their aches and pains, prompted me to write my first letter to you.For the 18 years...
Read preview Overview
Rookie Wall Hurls Astros to 3-1 Win over Cubs; Wild-Card Race Tightens
Rookie Donne Wall won his second consecutive game, going 7 2/3 strong innings Monday night to keep the Houston Astros in the NL wild-card race with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.The win moved the Astros, who have won four in a row, to one game...
Read preview Overview
Royals Pound Twins with 20 Hits, 16 Runs
Greg Gagne's pinch-hit double with the bases loaded keyed a five-run fourth inning and Kansas City had 20 hits in a 16-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a doubleheader Monday night.The Royals, who won for the sixth time in seven...
Read preview Overview
Royals Split Pair, Fall Farther Behind Seattle
Pedro Munoz drove in three runs with three hits to help LaTroy Hawkins gain his first major-league victory as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-4 Monday night for a doubleheader split.Kansas City had 20 hits in the first game, winning...
Read preview Overview
Sen. Bond Seeks to Ease Housing for Working Poor
Sen. Christopher S. Bond, R-Mo., plans to introduce legislation today to make it easier for the working poor to get into public housing and to give local housing authorities more flexibility in managing their projects.Meeting with reporters Monday,...
Read preview Overview
Simon to Go to Head of Class: Teaching Public Policy at Siuc
Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill., could have stepped out of his Capitol office in January 1997 and into the Gucci shoes of a well-paid Washington lobbyist.The offers were there, some topping $500,000 a year.But that, says Illinois' strait-laced senior senator,...
Read preview Overview
Simpson Team Will Call Mob Informer, FBI Agents Prosecution Expert Insists He Found One Set of Prints at Scene
O.J. Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr. will call as a witness Anthony "Tony the Animal" Fiato, who testified as an informer in a recent mob trial and is now in the federal witness protection program.Sources said Fiato would relate a conversation in...
Read preview Overview
Skinny Obsession: Even 9-Year-Olds Have It
Dear Ann Landers: I recently attended my niece's ninth birthday party, along with 16 of her classmates. The boys were talking about school and vacation plans and telling jokes. The girls were having a heated discussion on who was "fat" and who was "skinny."...
Read preview Overview
Spotlight
Chris Swope, a junior at Fort Zumwalt South High School, spent his summer digging into history on an archeological dig sponsored by the National Science Foundation.Chris was among 35 students awarded a scholarship by the Foundation to attend a six-week...
Read preview Overview
Steelers Hurt Marino, but Dolphins Win
The Pittsburgh Steelers made good on a promise and knocked Dan Marino out of the game, but they could do little against the Miami Dolphins' defense.Miami forced five turnovers Monday night in a 23-10 victory that was tainted when Marino bruised his chest...
Read preview Overview
Student Bodies Women Who Strip to Pay for College Tuition Say the Noble End Justifies the Slinky Means
THOSE polished flank is that in the smoky circle of stage light? It's Heavenly Heidi, Heidi Mattson, another underfunded student working her way through college, paying for anatomy class via a class anatomy.Mattson earned a good part of the $22,000...
Read preview Overview
Superplane: Mac Rolls out New Hornet
For the second week in a row, McDonnell Douglas Corp. has presented a new fighter-bomber that will help keep its production line here humming cf into the next century.Last week, McDonnell rolled out the F-15S Eagle, the first of a 74-plane order for...
Read preview Overview
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen, O'Fallon.Bi-Polar Group,...
Read preview Overview
Targeting Consumers West Gets Wilder as Holster Makers Alter Gun Fashions
In the Old West, a man wore his six-shooter on his hip for all the world to see. Nowadays, many men and women prefer to go armed discreetly.In the New West, there are purses with quick-draw gun compartments, holsters disguised as neon-hued fanny packs,...
Read preview Overview
Testimony on Lawyer Allowed Relevant to Case against Venezia, Judge Says
A federal judge won't bar testimony about a prominent Belleville attorney from a racketeering trial that begins today for businessman Thomas P. Venezia and three others.U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl of East St. Louis denied defense motions Monday...
Read preview Overview
The Message from Ruby Ridge
In a statement read at the Senate's hearings on the 1992 shootout at the home of Randy Weaver, the widow of the federal marshal killed in the siege asked: "What kind of message has the government sent to my two sons by paying the Weavers millions of...
Read preview Overview
Three Kinds of Lies - Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
Some of my relatives were more excited than I was over the fact that my recently published book, "The Vision of the Anointed," was on the Wall Street Journal's best-seller list. Partly that is because I have my doubts about the reliability of any of...
Read preview Overview
Too Many Lobbies Serving the Few
As was recently observed in this space, American politics are inescapably the politics of interests. And the uncommon volume of interest-group display advertising in Section A of The Washington Post on Sept. 12 is a case in point - a sign of the times.It...
Read preview Overview
Treatment Plant Gets `Beneficial' Award from EPA U.S. Agency Praises Operator's Program for Transforming Waste into Fertilizer
Representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency came to St. Charles last week to present city officials with an award for "beneficial" use of human waste treated at the Missouri River treatment plant.Councilman Michael Klinghammer, 7th Ward, said...
Read preview Overview
U.S. Judge Clears Way for Hiking and Biking Path
Citing a letter written by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, a federal judge has cleared the way for a 6.2-mile recreational trail in south St. Louis County.U.S. District Judge Terry Adelman said the letter showed Grant authorized the Pacific Railroad...
Read preview Overview
Vintage Clothing Shops Neighbors in Success in Frenchtown Area Lauree's Collectibles, Mamie Maple's Do Well with Prom, Wedding Dresses
TWO NEW BUSINESSES in the historic Frenchtown neighborhood have a corner on fashion in the St. Louis area.The businesses, Lauree's Vintage Collectibles and Mamie Maple's Emporium, are side-by-side at the northwest corner of North Second and Morgan streets....
Read preview Overview
Wentzville Catches Howell North Down, Upends Knights 2-1
Wentzville High soccer coach Jim Marco called it the biggest victory of his coaching carrer. And Marco coached the Incarnate Word Academy girls to their first state title in 1988."Our team at Incarnate that year was supposed to win; this team wasn't...
Read preview Overview
Working the Room: First, Find Right Party
ACTION CITY: My breath mint clicked rapidly against my teeth, because I got impatient. In a party crowd Saturday night at Tower Grove Park, I didn't recognize one face. I turned to my curious friend, who wanted to see what it was like "working the rooms"...
Read preview Overview