St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 28, 1996

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13 Try for Positions in Ambulance Districts
Thirteen people are running for seats on the boards of four ambulance districts in the Jefferson County area.Big RiverDirector -- two electedCHERYL BRIDGESShe did not return a questionnaire.SHIRLEY BROYLESAGE: 60.HOME: Cedar Hill.OCCUPATION: Retired.POLITICAL...
3 Being Held in Boarding School Death Courtesy Is Hallmark of Haven for Troubled
The Mountain Park Baptist Academy is known for its good choir, polite students and resort-like campus in the hills.It is not known for murder.Late Monday afternoon, deputies and paramedics arrived at the school and found the body of William Andrew Futrelle...
$67,000 Ok'd for Id Cards
The St. Charles City Council has agreed to spend $67,000 on equipment to make identification cards for residents.Members voted Tuesday 8-1 to take $30,000 from the council's discretionary account for the card-making equipment and the rest from the c...
Abusive Language Merits Apology, Resident Says
Directors of the Chesterfield Fire Protection District should apologize to residents and employees for abusive language and offensive treatment, says one resident and frequent critic of the board.The critic, Clayton Hathaway, made the request at Monday...
A Capsule Look at the Final Four
A look at Saturday's NCAA Semifinals at the Meadowlands:MISSISSIPPI STATE vs. SYRACUSEHow They Got Here: No question, Syracuse had the easiest path to the Meadowlands. The Orangemen have faced only one top-25 team in the tournament, jump shot-impaired...
Action-Thriller Is Hard to Turn Off
"EXTREME DENIAL"A novel by David Morrell(6 hours, abridged, Dove Audio, $24.95)As the narrator for this high-action thriller, Peter Boyle is only adequate, but in this case it makes no difference. The story chokes with excitement almost from the opening...
Agency Rejects Madison Power Plant State Overturns City Approval of Facility, Citing `Fairness' Concerns
Plans to build a $99 million trash-to-energy plant in Madison could be derailed by a state agency's decision to overturn city approval of the project.In a decision filed this week, the Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed with opponents of the plan...
A Literary Sensation
DAVID GUTERSON has been away from home for only two hours, but when he walks into the kitchen of his shingle-style bungalow, telephone messages line the door frame.An editor from People magazine has called. A TV producer wants an interview before the...
A Mark of Diversity Award-Wining Fiddlers Take the Stage Together at the Sheldon
From road houses to orchestra pits, mention Mark O'Connor and the players will know who you're talking about.A three-time winner of the Country Music Association's Musician of the Year award, O'Connor can frequently be heard these days performing his...
An Alternative to Social Security's
For many people, education is a slow and difficult process but not an impossible one. Back in 1982, during one of the Social Security system's frequent crises, some policy thinkers suggested that federal finances and future retirees would be better off...
And They're off! Fairmount Hopes Subtle Changes Will Improve Its Odds
Fairmount Park has some big plans to be the Little Track That Could.For a long time, officials at the Collinsville track had seen themselves in competition with other sporting events. They priced their parking and admission and gauged their level of...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Do you believe that dogs have imaginations? After retrieving her ball several times, our retriever, Callie, will drop it on the ground, paw at it, pounce on it, spring up in the air with it and look at me, as if to say, "Hey, look what...
Annexation, Bond Issues Top Ballots
East Central College and two school districts in Franklin County are asking voters on Tuesday to approve bond issues.In addition, New Haven wants voters to raise two property taxes by a total of 16 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation. Union seeks...
An Old Flame's Letters Give Woman That Glow
Dear Abby: "Irritated in Ojai, Calif." was bothered by the fact that her husband has kept love letters from a previous girlfriend for more than 12 years and through three moves. I've kept a previous boyfriend's love letters for 23 years and through seven...
A Real Commitment by Gay Couples
In many ways, the Levinsons are the very profile of a traditional couple. They share a last name, a mortgage, two small children and two nondescript dogs. One of them is a stockbroker and the other "an at-home mom."On a typical Sunday afternoon, they...
A Scaled-Down `Singin' in Rain' on Goldenrod
"Singin' in the Rain"Where: Goldenrod Showboat, on St. Charles RiverfrontWhen: Through June 8. Matinees Wednesday and Thursday; evening performances Thursday - Sunday.How much:$21 - @29.95.Info: 314-946-2020THE DAY before "Singin' in the Rain" opened...
A Tomato by Any Other Name May or May Not Be the Same
Often a gardener will buy an unusual tomato or pepper variety at a farmer's market, grow it to a happy harvest and then be unable to find it again.Another recurring problem: Growing a named variety of vegetable that has characteristics identical to those...
Auditions & Announcements
MTV: Open casting call for "Road Rules" today at KSHE Real Rock Restaurant and Concert Club. Must be between the ages 18 and 25. For times and more info, call (818) 756-5202.City Players of St. Louis: Open and public auditions for both performing and...
Auditors Try to Fix Fox School District's Financial Troubles
Computers by their side and mounds of paperwork in their hands, auditors have been holed up in a meeting room trying to make the Fox School District whole again.So far, they haven't identified all the district's financial problems. And they can't say...
Bad News, Bad News Is No Joke
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth had bad news - not once, but twice - for the County Council on Tuesday night.He said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to impose sanctions on the metropolitan area in July for continuing to fail...
Beech Hedges Help Vegetables and Peace Grow
About 15 years ago, Ngaere Macray bought 40 acres of old potato fields in Sagaponack, N.Y., and started to build a house and garden.She grew up in England, the land of hedges and walled outdoor garden "rooms," so these, as if in her blood, began to take...
Best Bets for the Week of Mar. 28-Apr. 3
TonightDebbie Davies Blues Band: Once upon a time, she played second guitar in the Albert Collins Band, but there's no more playing second fiddle for her--on the other hand, can you play second fiddle if you're playing second guitar? No matter, Debbie...
Between a Rock and a Nice Place
ONE OF THE HIGHEST prices ever paid for a rock was $370,000. Given the price, guess what kind of rock: Diamond? Ruby? No.Granite.Yes, that does seem a bit pricey for granite, but, according to the third-quarter 1989 edition of National Geographic, this...
Big Red's Meal Tickets Steakhouse Has Impressive Lineup, but the Bill Can Leave You Feeling Sacked
"It's about time we pay tribute to Dan Dierdorf," the boyfriend announced, as we searched the fridge for something to eat that was void of a bluish tinge. "After all, he's been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and we've never been to his restaurants."Considering...
Blackjack Players and the Count
Blackjack is one of the best games in the casino for the players. By employing basic strategy, players can reduce the house advantage to less than 1 percent. A handful of players try to lower that advantage even more by counting cards.A simplified way...
Blues Await News of Corson's Down Time
Winger Shayne Corson popped into the Blues locker room briefly on Wednesday, with his jaw wired shut and little to say.Corson suffered a broken jaw in the Blues' 8-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday at Civic Arena. Former Blues defenseman J.J. Daigneault...
Bond Issue Proponents Spend $6,634 on Effort
The campaign committee for a $34.2 million bond issue proposed by the Rockwood School District on the ballot April 2 reported raising $10,231.60 thus far and spending $6,634.61.Tuesday was the deadline for filing campaign finance reports with the St...
Boxer's Last Request Is Likely to Be a Hit with Family, Friends
Sometime between the day in November when he was diagnosed with liver cancer and the day about three months later when former St. Louis boxer Donald K. Vetter died, he sat down and wrote a letter to his relatives. He left that note among his possessions...
`Braveheart Country' Popular with Tourists
On a clear day from the William Wallace monument, a panorama of mountain, castle and water unfolds before the viewer. These days, it seems, you can see all the way to Hollywood.A mile away on the plain stands a bridge on the spot where Wallace ambus...
Briefs
EDUCATIONHouse Kills Bill To Let Faculty On BoardsThe Missouri House has defeated a proposal that would have allowed faculty members to sit on state university governing boards as nonvoting members.The bill was rejected 45-97 Tuesday night, despite being...
Briefs Nation/world
WORLDBRITAINEU Bans Export Of Controversial BeefCiting a "crisis of confidence" among European consumers, the European Union ordered Britain on Wednesday to stop exporting cattle, beef and beef products to the rest of the world because of the "mad cow...
Briefs Nation/world
NATIONINDIANAPressurized Tank Explodes, Killing 3A pressurized, fluid-filled tank exploded at a steel mill Wednesday in Portage, Ind., sending workers running for cover and hurling debris up to a quarter-mile. Three employees were killed and nine injured,...
Buchanan, Advisers to Consider Independent Run
AS PAT BUCHANAN prepared for a meeting to consider an independent presidential run, Bob Dole's campaign and the Republican Party chairman said Wednesday that they wanted Buchanan's help in the fall but were in no mood to make concessions.Winless in 25...
Building's New Cost Floors Council
The St. Charles City Council may have to spend two to three times more than expected on a building at 134-136 North Main Street. Plans call for the building to be used as a museum of miniature soldiers and weaponry.Council members on Tuesday questioned...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNGreat Clips opened last week at 16 Wentzville Market Place. The shop is owned by Kris Barcelow and employs nine people. Phone: 332-5479.Reserve 1867, a restaurant, has opened at 201 North Main Street in St. Charles. The restaurant is open...
Calendar
TODAYSHOWBOAT OPENING - "Singin' in the Rain" will play through June 8 at the Goldenrod Showboat Dinner Theater, 1000 Riverside Drive St. Charles. The show will feature original songs and choreography from the movie and a scene in which 200 gallons of...
Candidates Crowd School Board Slates
School boards throughout the area could end up with many new faces after Tuesday's voting. Candidates in nine of the 12 districts in the area have competition. In some districts, there's plenty of competition. For example, nine people are running for...
Candidates Vie for Jefferson County School Seats
Eleven school districts in the Jefferson County area have scheduled elections for Tuesday. In all but one district, there is competition for the seats on the boards that are open. In the Dunklin district, three seats are open and just three people are...
Capital Punishment: Death Becomes the Easy Answer
We have developed in the United States a culture of death," said Cardinal John O'Connor, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York in his Sunday sermon. "Death becomes the quick fix. Death becomes the easy answer."Yes to his first two thoughts. A quibble...
Center Facing Foreclosure Bank to Take Reins at North County Festival
Boatmen's National Bank is foreclosing on an unlucky shopping center, North County Festival in Ferguson.The owners - who defaulted on a mortgage loan - have no plans to avert the foreclosure sale, set for April 17. Boatmen's is expected to take cont...
Checking in Keeping Tabs on How Some Folks Have Fared
Here's an update on the first six months of Sportsfolks:The price of success for Gene "The General" Bradford is $4,200.That's what he shelled out to buy championship rings for the 54 people involved with his unbeaten Mathews-Dickey 12-Light football...
Chewing the Fat
Talking withBob Cook,Q: What is your cooking background?A: I was a cook and a sous-chef for five years on the Delta Queen. I've been here 10 years and I helped open the kitchen in 1986. We first started as a deli and we served pizza, but now we've got...
Choices Abound in Franklin County School Races
Voters in almost every school district across Franklin County will have a choice when it comes to picking school board candidates. Only in Sullivan and St. Clair is there no opposition.FRANKLIN COUNTY R-2director - three electedTERRI DIEMERAGE: 34.HOME:...
Cigar Smokes International Field in Dubai
Nothing it seemed, not a stumble at the start or an eyeball-to-eyeball challenge in the stretch, could keep Cigar from the most stirring victory of his career.Fighting off a mighty stretch drive by Soul of the Matter, Cigar pulled off to a half-length...
Clinton Presses States to Hold Teachers, Schools Accountable
President Bill Clinton called on states Wednesday to reward good teachers, fire incompetent ones and hold schools accountable for results.Addressing a national education summit with more than 40 of the nation's governors and 49 business leaders, the...
Clone Rangers Pitino, Calipari All Set to Marshal Forces vs. Each Other
In 1987, Rick Pitino shepherded his Providence College team to the Final Four scant weeks after a highway patrolman had pulled the team bus over and ominously told Pitino and his wife, Joanne, to call the hospital:Daniel, their six-month old son, had...
Close Call: Group Devises Plan to Save Indian Hills Swim Club
A group of residents in south St. Louis County have devised a plan to save a swimming pool that the owners recently said would close permanently due to declining membership.Harriet Smith and Julee Taylor, two members of the Indian Hills Swim Club, which...
Collins Says He's Taking Top Job at Chicago-Ill. Expects Style to Be Looser Than Henson
Jimmy Collins has had ties to Chicago since before he became an Illinois assistant 13 years ago. But Collins made those ties official Wednesday morning, announcing that he will coach the University of Illinois-Chicago's basketball team.Collins, a former...
Collinsville Elementary Principal Suspended
Fred Bloss, principal of Webster Elementary School in Collinsville, might lose his job if he comes to school drunk again, the district's top official suggested Wednesday.A blood test ordered by Superintendent Jack Renfro showed that Bloss was over the...
Comet Proves More Spectacular Than Expected
Astronomers monitoring Comet Hyakutake say that the comet's tail is far longer than expected, stretching across as much as a quarter of the visible sky, coming from a core far smaller than predicted."I could not see how it (the core) could be much longer...
Computer & Video Games an Easy Intro to 3d Gaming
One of the big advantages of the PlayStation over the Genesis and the Super Nintendo is its ability to do 3D. Three-dimensional action games are some of the more popular on the PC, and the main reason that a fast PC has replaced the vid boxes as a gamer's...
`Concerned' Committee Supports 3 Candidates
In an unusual move, an independent committee has organized to support three candidates for the Ladue School Board.Under state law, the committee is not bound by the $250 limit on donations to candidates. But the group's work must be independent of the...
Concert Previews
Rod Stewart8 p.m. Friday at Kiel CenterWhat if Rod was one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the tour bus, trying to make his way home? Yeah, yeah, Rod is great. Yeah, yeah, Rod is good...great and good that is, if ya' want his body,...
Contests Abound in Lincoln County School Races
Voters in four school districts in Lincoln County will have a choice when they go to the polls Tuesday to pick school board members.ELSBERRYBOARD MEMBER - THREE ELECTEDSARAH HUNTAGE: Not provided.HOME: Elsberry.OCCUPATION: Librarian.POLITICAL CAREER:...
Contests Set in Three Lincoln County Districts
A handful of people are running for seats on the boards of fire, ambulance and road districts in Lincoln County.FIRE DISTRICTDirector - District 1ROY K. GILBERTDid not respond to questionnaire.STEVEN R. FAIRAGE: 41.HOME: Troy.OCCUPATION: Fire captain,...
Contests Set in Warren County Cities
Voters in Marthasville, Truesdale and Warrenton will have choices when they go to the polls Tuesday to pick leaders for their cities. In Wright City, all of the candidates are unopposed.MARTHASVILLEALDERMAN - North WardGLENNON BROEKERDid not respond...
Creve Coeur, Franklin County Voters to Choose Directors
Voters in the Creve Coeur Fire Protection District and in such districts in Franklin County will be choosing directors Tuesday. In addition, Franklin County voters will be choosing directors for two ambulance districts and two road districts.CREVE COEUR...
Death Verdict Sparks Violence in Court Killer Throws Table at Prosecutor, Sprints toward Door before Being Tackled
Moments after he heard the jury's verdict Wednesday - death for throwing Barbara Wood off the McKinley Bridge - convicted murderer Stanley Hall picked up a 200-pound table and hurled it at a prosecutor.Then he headed toward a back door in the third-floor...
Designers Catch Olympic Fever
ATHLETES AND official apparel licensees aren't the only ones gearing up for the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.Top American sportswear-design companies - including Hilfiger, Nautica and Ralph Lauren - will square off at retail with summer '96 collections...
Dream of Cut Flowers Awaits Land Old Friends and New Varieties Are Eager to Send Down Roots
Last summer, as I cut a few precious stems of golden yarrow and Shasta daisies from the pots on my Brooklyn roof, I realized how much I miss growing armloads of cut flowers. This year, I'm determined to have enough to fill every room.I'm not sure where...
Edmund S. Muskie
Sensitive men are tolerated in the 1990s, but it was Edmund S. Muskie's misfortune to have been a presidential candidate in the 1970s. Men weren't supposed to display emotion then, except perhaps for righteous anger. Mr. Muskie's undoing came when he...
Educators' Group Aims for Computer Literacy
"Every student should be computer literate when they leave this district. Not only that. They should be able to access and process information and use it to solve problems..."They need to be able to analyze and determine what information they need. This...
Emergency Service Board Holds First Election
Competition for seats on the proposed Central Fire and Emergency Services Board highlights the races for emergency services boards in the area. Nineteen people are running for seven seats on the new dispatching board.CENTRAL FIREEMERGENCY BOARDBoard...
Even Algae Can Be a Houseplant, If Others Refuse
It was just about two years ago that I began feeling this need to place aquariums in strategic spots around the house.So I bought them, small ones holding anywhere from two to five gallons of water, and set them in the front and rear parlors, kitchen,...
Ex-Rockhurst Coach Follows a (Tim) Champion at Lindenwood
Kevin Kilcullin didn't like the idea of being behind a desk. At least not all the time."As I looked through the want ads, I just couldn't picture myself with a `real' job," Kilcullin said. "I think coaching has always been in the back of my mind, and...
Faces of Spring: Fresh Images Join Supermodels in Ads
THE SPRING AD campaigns have begun to bud, delivering fashion messages not only from a number of familiar faces, but some new ones.While Kenar's returning to Linda Evangelista and ICB continues with Kristen McNenamy, Isaac Mizrahi went looking for new...
Failing Grade: School Aid Ranking Low
Illinois ranks close to the bottom in providing state aid to elementary and secondary schools but is about average nationally in what is actually spent per pupil, the latest figures show.The per-pupil spending figure may be deceptive. The state's average...
Family Stuff
Hare ForceIt's that time of year for the kids to come out and search for all the decorated eggs that the Easter bunny has hidden here, there and everywhere. With that in mind, some folks have organized a number of hunts for the youngsters. What follows...
FBI Shows Restraint with `Freemen' No Injuries Reported in Standoff with Anti-Government Militants
The standoff between law officers and militant anti-government "freemen" on a Montana farm is testing FBI Director Louis J. Freeh's determination to avoid repeating the deadly outcomes of FBI sieges at Ruby Ridge and Waco.So far, the FBI is passing the...
Finally, There's a Guide to Midwest Gardening
A regular complaint of gardeners in our area is that too many gardening books are written for other places. Many of the most beautiful flower and landscape guides are English imports, filled with scenes we can dream about or admire when we tour the British...
Fire District Races Heat Up
Eleven people are running for seats on fire protection district boards in Jefferson County. The districts with races are Antonia, Dunklin, Rock Community and Shady Valley.ANTONIADirectorDONALD H. KOSERAGE: 61.HOME: Imperial.OCCUPATION: Retired, Chrysler...
For Every Tree and Shrub, There Is a Season to Prune
Q: Is it time to start pruning trees and shrubs? If not, when is the time?A: The proper time to prune is dependent on many factors. The type of plant, the effect you are trying to achieve, whether or not you are expecting the plant to bear flowers and...
For Growling Stomachs
Beer connoisseurs who are watching their weight, or their consumption level, will want to check out the new Growler's Creve Coeur Inn, which opened March 13. It's not a brew pub, but a version of an English public house, with 32 different beers on tap....
For the Special District Board
Three new members of the board of the Special School District of St. Louis County will be elected next Tuesday against the background of a reform effort under way in Jefferson City and the imminent loss of the district's responsibility for vocational...
Franklin County Voters to Choose Local Leaders
Voters in some Franklin County municipalities will have a choice when they go to the polls to pick new city leaders. In many other cities, however, the candidates are running unopposed.BERGERMayor Harold J. Englert is unopposed.No candidate filed for...
Gallego's Injury Firms Up Bell's Spot on Parent Club
With a second hamstring injury to Mike Gallego, the Cardinals' infield situation took on clear definition Wednesday. Gallego, who aggravated a strained right hamstring while running the bases in a minor-league game Tuesday in St. Petersburg, may be out...
Garth Fagan's Bodies of Work Dance St. Louis Presents Something Funny, Friendly, Sexy and Challenging
Garth Fagan makes dances that cross lines. His works are athletic yet aesthetic, cutting-edge but commercial, exotic and still very American. Fagan's storytelling choreography is complex enough to win raves from highbrow critics and flashy enough to...
Gay Partners Seek Government Sanction
Although I have always preached the need for toleration to my friends, both on the right and on the left, toleration ought not to be confused with a refusal or inability to make judgments regarding lifestyles or behavior.Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago,...
Getting Rid of the Great American Sweatshop
ON THE facade of a building just off Washington Square in New York is a plaque dedicated to the memory of 146 people who died there in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire 85 years ago on March 25.The fire shocked America - and changed it - partly because...
Getting Rolling at Riverport Expect More Females and Festivals at the Amphitheater This Season
Expect Hootie & the Blowfish, Alanis Morissette and Sting to play Riverport this summer -- just don't count on knowing today exactly when they're coming."I can tell you that they will be here," said Irv Zuckerman, co-president of Con tem porary Pro ductions,...
Give Cameras a Try Here
The policy-making body of federal judges took a step into the future this month when it voted to allow federal appeals courts to permit cameras in the courtroom. Unfortunately, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis shows little inclination...
Giving Credit Where It's Due Opening Titles Can Be More Than a Time to Rush out for Popcorn
There were no Oscars handed out Monday for the people who create a significant piece of the movie puzzle: the sequence of opening credits, the often clever or funny or frightening scroll of titles that helps establish the film's mood.The titles might...
Glimmer of Hope at Apple $700 Million Loss May Spur Comeback
Apple Computer Inc. will report a wider-than-expected loss of about $700 million for its fiscal second quarter as the computer maker struggles to remedy inventory problems and ebbing demand.The loss from operations will be about $200 million, Apple said...
Good News on Lupus: Modern Drugs Effective
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a woman, 47, who has tested positive for lupus. My ANA test results were high. My doctor said the lupus appears to be limited to my joints. I do have arthritis. I have been taking prednisone and Naproxen. I could really use some...
Head Counter Executive Keeps the Log on Layoffs
Another company announces a big layoff, and John Challenger heads for the phone. The media will be calling.Job cuts and layoffs are a favorite subject of news shows and newspaper stories, but the spotlight has become brighter recently as huge employers...
Hear Here
Mouse TrapFragile Porcelain Mice, the band named for a football team that never was, will release a new disc Saturday at Mississippi Nights."Frostbidding" is a 10-song effort by the Belleville, Illinois quartet featuring Scott Randall, vocals; Tim O'Saben,...
Historic Area Spurns History
The city's Heritage and Urban Design Commission has given a reprieve from the headache ball to a 136-year-old building in Laclede's Landing, and the hope is that a serious effort will now be made to restore it. If saving the entire building is not feasible,...
Hottest Home Stoves Look like Professionals
WHAT'S BIG, expensive and hot all over?Stoves, of course. And you can forget four burners and an oven these days. If it doesn't have halogen burners, two ovens and a stainless steel finish that glows like old money, it's as cold as yesterday's toast."I'm...
House Acts to Delay Hog Pollution Rule
In a rebuff to clean-water advocates, the House voted Wednesday to suspend a state agency's authority to toughen agricultural pollution rules.The Legislature first would study problems caused by large hog-raising operations.The vote came as the House...
House Oks a Ban on Abortion Method
Courting a veto by President Bill Clinton, the Republican-controlled House passed legislation Wednesday to impose a ban on certain late-term abortions.The measure would ban the rarely used technique - termed "partial birth abortion" by its opponents...
House Oks a Ban on Abortion Method Meanwhile, Senate Passes Line-Item Veto Legislation
Courting a veto by President Bill Clinton, the Republican-controlled House passed legislation Wednesday to impose a ban on certain late-term abortions.The measure would ban the rarely used technique - termed "partial birth abortion" by its opponents...
Incumbents Bow out, Ease Way for Friends
Shades of O'Connor and Hickey.This year it was Treppler and Kersting.Politicians know the best time to pick up a legislative seat is when the incumbent leaves. The best strategy is to have the incumbent keep quiet about plans to quit. On the last day...
In Election Year, Legislators Focus on `Symbolic Politics'
In the shadow of the upcoming November elections, state lawmakers this week took unified stands against terrorists, deadbeat dads and bad weather. Meanwhile, they professed their commitment to military veterans and the elderly.So if you've been funneling...
Inproper Watering Is Root of Many Evils for Plants
If an indoor plant seems to be struggling, check watering procedures first. In general, improper watering causes more houseplant problems than anything else.Unfortunately, many houseplants are watered on a fixed schedule, which is impossible, or on a...
In Spoiled Nba, Rockets Soar with Hard Work
As long as the Houston Rockets set a good example by hiring laborers over lunkheads, there is hope for the National Basketball Association.The two-time defending champions remain diligent by employing starving artists from the Continental Basketball...
Instant Updates: 10 Tips That Can Give Men a New Look
MEN'S FASHION does not change dramatically from year to year. It evolves gradually - until suddenly you sit up and go, "Wow! That's different."This spring the fashion pendulum has completed its slow swing from full-cut clothes, muted colors and natural...
In Your Faith DC Talk Slams Genres into `Schizophrenic Pop' for the Man Upstairs
Toby McKeehan -- member of the contemporary Christian pop-rock trio DC Talk -- is calling late from Cleveland. He apologizes for the delay. DC Talk is currently on the road, traveling from city to city, and McKeehan's a bit discombobulated."I went to...
It's Uncanny Bud Ice Mistaken for Kids' Drinks
Call it the tempest in an aluminum can.Or the Clawson can caper. Or the Federal Way Foam-up.Whatever you call it, it has the folks at Anheuser-Busch Cos. saying, "what next?"Anheuser-Busch, which in the past has been accused of brewing a "baby beer"...
Jefferson County Proposals
The Rockwood School District and three fire protection districts are the only ones with proposals on the ballot in Jefferson County on Tuesday.FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTSSee related story Page 11AntoniaThe directors want voters to raise the tax rate for...
Judicial Censorship Rebuffed
It has long been established that a prior restraint comes to a court "with a heavy presumption against its constitutional validity." In this case, the news magazine Business Week obtained information from a confidential source and prepared a story on...