St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 21, 1997

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3 on Board at Regional Seek Summit They Want Area Health Officials to Decide the Fate of Hospital
Three board members for St. Louis Regional Medical Center called Sunday for an areawide health care summit to decide whether the financially troubled hospital should remain open, and if so, how to support it financially.If such a summit concluded that...
Aldermen Ready to Vote on Rezoning along Olive
The Creve Coeur Board of Aldermen plans to vote later this month on a request to allow commercial development along the south side of Olive Boulevard, between Tempo Drive and Questover Lane.The proposal to change zoning from residential to a mixed-use...
Ambush Lose Lead and Another Game
The Ambush have picked up a bad habit - losing leads.The 'Bush led 8-2 in the second quarter Sunday night against the Kansas City Attack at Kemper Arena in Game 3 of the National Conference finals. But the Attack took over the game midway through that...
Army Helicopter Spots Glints of Metal in the Rockies Fragments May Be Wreckage of Jet Missing since April 2
An Army National Guard helicopter pilot has spotted what the Air Force believes is the wreckage of a missing warplane protruding from the snow on a steep mountainside in the Colorado Rockies.The metal fragments were spotted by a search plane at 12:20...
Army Helicopter Spots Glints of Metal in the Rockies Fragments May Be Wreckage of Jet Missing since April 2
An Army National Guard helicopter has spotted what the Air Force believes is the wreckage of a missing warplane protruding from the snow on a steep mountainside in the Colorado Rockies.The metal fragments were spotted by a search plane at 12:20 p.m....
A's Fall to Tigers despite Mcgwire's Historic Homer
Mark McGwire became the fourth player to homer over the left-field roof at Tiger Stadium. But it was far from enough for Oakland as Detroit ended a losing streak of four games by routing the Athletics 9-2 Sunday.Brian Mohler earned his first major-league...
A Special Show Moog Oral School Thanks Supporters
Betsy and Tom Waltz left the Moog Oral School's first spring variety show Sunday beaming like proud parents. As the self-confident grade school students in the show sang in soft voices and danced, the couple from Kirkwood were reminded of their daughter...
Blues Get Short End vs. Wings
The Review: If you love watching the Blues kill penalties, then Sunday's game was worth every penny to attend. It seemed like our Boys of Winter were always shorthanded in the first two minutes.Their five-minute kill in the second period brought the...
Bok Choy Is Sweetest of Chinese Cabbage Family
BOK CHOY is easy to overlook in the produce aisle.Bok choy is a Chinese cabbage found in many Asian dishes, but it looks like a muscled-out cross between celery and collard greens.It is the sweetest of the Chinese cabbage family, writes Elizabeth Schneider...
Briefs
THE NATIONFEDERAL RESERVE BOARDClinton Set To Pick Financial Consultant Financial consultant Roger Ferguson is President Bill Clinton's second pick to round out the Federal Reserve Board, White House officials said late Sunday. A formal announcement...
Bruce and Kim Andrews: Marriage of Art, Photography Creating Some Beautiful Impressions
Sophisticated software programs have melded the worlds of art and computer science for TWA pilot Bruce Andrews and his wife, Kim. They have emulated watercolors, oils, acrylics and woodcuts and have enhanced drawings and photographs by scanning them...
Building a Better Database Can Help Increase Your Sales
Q. I'm thinking about establishing a database to better market to my customers and ultimately increase my sales. How should I go about building a database and what information should I collect?A. It's a good idea to track your current customers as well...
Can Anyone Curb Top Dogs' Pay?
One definition of excess is the enormous disparity between the raises average workers and top dogs got last year. The average compensation for chief executives rose 54 percent in 1996. The average factory worker got a 3 percent raise, according to Business...
Cardinals Make 3 Runs Count for 2 Victories
In case you missed the late, late show Sunday morning, the Cardinals made history in a couple of ways.One was that they won the first - and second - major-league games played in Hawaii. The other was that they won the doubleheader by scoring only three...
Cards Make Three Runs Count for 2 Victories
In case you missed the late, late show Sunday morning, the Cardinals made history in a couple of ways.One was that they won the first - and second - major-league games played in Hawaii. The other was that they won the doubleheader by scoring only three...
Celebrity Experts: It's Who They Are That Counts
`LET'S talk about the new kiss."That's the topic Cindy Crawford takes up in her latest TV commercial. And we pay heed. Not just because she's beautiful, but also because we acknowledge her status as an expert, never mind in what.We know she also excels...
Chocolate Cake Teams with Key Lime in Torte
WHEN Carl Phillips went to work for the Worthington Hotel's Houston Street Bakery in Dallas 15 years ago, he promptly became enthralled with dessert making."I like the endless creativity of it," he said. "There are just so many different things you can...
Clayton David's Fight with Phone Goliath Gets Hot
A tiny Clayton company's fight with a national provider of discount long-distance telephone service grew red hot last week.As we reported in January, An Apple A Day Inc. sued Telco Communications Group Inc. Telco, based in Chantilly, Va., is a rapidly...
College Shows Its Enterprise in Computing Ibm as/400 Courses Receive an Upgrade
In the fast-changing world of business computing, Jefferson College is at the forefront in training computer operators, thanks to a partnership with IBM and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.Starting this summer, using donated equipment from IBM and technical s...
Complex, Thorny Bond between Moms, Daughters
THE first clue that ABC's "The Story of Mothers and Daughters" (7 tonight on Channel 30) isn't going to be all warm fuzzies comes quickly."My daughter will always be the light of my life," says one woman."My mother will always be a wounded spot in me,"...
Conference Encourages Confidence `Today's Woman Network' Offers Guidance and Help
A young woman leaned over to her friend and whispered, "I love going to this thing.""I know," her friend whispered back. "It makes you feel so good about yourself."Those words were echoed throughout the Today's Woman Network last week at Gannon's Holiday...
Cook Favors Simple Recipes
IF PAT SPIER has a day off, she reminds herself to get busy. As a result, she has something going on seven days a week."I have to have a project," she says. "It keeps me out of trouble.""Pat is a great entertainer, and everyone admires her meals and...
Council Considers Some Businesses Unsuitable for City
Hazelwood City Council members are looking into whether they can legally ban tattoo parlors, check-cashing and short-term loan businesses.At its meeting last week, council members directed Kevin O'Keefe, city attorney, to check into the legality of banning...
Councilman Urges Installing `Welcome' Signs `Something Large, Landscaped, Lit Up'
Visitors to Black Jack soon may have an easier time knowing they have arrived, under a plan discussed last week by members of the Black Jack City Council.Councilman Norman C. McCourt, 3rd Ward, wants Black Jack to install well-lit "Welcome To Black Jack"...
Court Blocks Line-Item Veto
Again and again in our history Congress has been saved by the courts from the consequences of a passing folly. We have a fresh and exceptionally clear example now: the decision by U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson holding that the new Line...
Cubs Win! Chicago Skid Ends at 14 with 4-3 Victory over Mets
America's lovable losers finally won.Not that it was easy.The Chicago Cubs finally stopped their season-opening losing streak at 14 games Sunday, rallying in the sixth inning and beating the New York Mets 4-3 in the second game of a doubleheader. "Here...
Cueto, Venezia: Study of Contrasting Styles Ultimately Perplexing
AMIEL CUETO burst from the doors of U.S. District Courtroom 3 in East St. Louis, smiled at supporters in the hallway outside and declared, "It couldn't be better."Those are not words that observers of Cueto's situation would necessarily expect from a...
Dating `Lucy' Scientist to Speak at Siue about Mankind's Genesis
Until recently, when people asked Donald Johanson what he'd been up to lately, he tended to tell them: "I'm still dating Lucy."What the paleoanthropologist meant, of course, was that he was using radioactive isotopes to "date" - or determine the age...
Desperate Blackhawks Beat Colorado in Double Overtime
Being the much better team didn't help the Colorado Avalanche bury the undermanned Chicago Blackhawks.Desperate to avoid a 3-0 deficit in their first-round playoff series, the Blackhawks outhustled and outworked the defending Stanley Cup champions before...
Dix Makes Switch to `Big Leagues' with No Problem
Tony Dix was a big fish in a small pond. But all that has changed.After three seasons as a varsity baseball standout at Lutheran High of St. Charles County, Tony transferred last summer and is finishing his senior year at Francis Howell North High.He...
Don't Run from the Bear; Hang in and Rebalance
So, how's your stomach? If the up-down-down, up-down-down Wall Street Waltz has you worried, you aren't alone. Never have so many had so much of their retirement funds tied up in a stock market they don't quite understand.Mix in a dose of here-comes-the-bear...
Earthgrains Beat Curve in Bagel Trends
Earthgrains Co. embarked on developing its shelf-stable bagels long before bagel boutiques began cropping up on corners nationwide. By the time the five-flavor line was fully deployed last year, the trend was getting hot.Bakery Marketing magazine estimates...
Earthgrains Rises to Challenge of Turnaround
A year after Anheuser-Busch Cos. launched Earthgrains Co. on its solo voyage, the bread and biscuit company is riding a rising wave of enthusiasm for the baking industry.Barry Beracha, chief executive of the Clayton company, is cautiously optimistic...
Easy Does It Sampling of Salads Is Simple to Plan, Prepare and Serve
* Menu: Panzanella, Shrimp and Cauliflower salad. Believe it or not carrot's, Lentil salad, Venetian chicken salad. Potato salad ( your own or purchased)IS THERE a must-do party on your calendar? Are you hosting a shower, a wedding reception or maybe...
Edmonton's 2-Minute Drill Sparks Ot Win over Stars
Three Edmonton goals within two minutes turned a shutout into a tie that Kelly Buchberger ended with a goal at 9:15 of overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 Sunday night in Edmonton, Alberta.Down 3-0 with exactly four minutes to play...
Egg Frittata Makes a Simple Scramble
IN OUR HOUSE, eggs appear on our dinner table a lot more often than they appear at breakfast. One of our favorite egg dishes is an Italian-style omelet called a frittata. It makes a deliciously simple meal at the end of a busy day.I often use whatever...
Emergency System Presents Problem for City, Mayor
IN HIS 26 YEARS as a St. Louis police officer, Clarence Harmon gained firsthand knowledge of the city's emergency medical system.He didn't have to do a lot of head-scratching when EMS emerged as one of the first big issues facing him in his new job as...
Emphasize the Good in Police Officers
Dear Abby: I am a police officer who spends many hours in local school programs trying to get children to trust police officers. It breaks my heart and angers me to hear an adult tell a child, "See that officer? If you don't behave, he's going to put...
Employees with Stock Options May Be Frightened by Bear
If the bear market growls, employees could see the value of their company stock options devoured.A market plunge could upset employees who were given the options as an "extra" and who "actually have no choice but to hold them," said Richard Semler, of...
Ethics Watchdog under Scrutiny from Congress Treasury Deptartment Official Gave OK for No-Bid Contract for Acquaintance
Shortly after becoming the Treasury Department's ethics watchdog, Valerie Lau arranged a no-bid contract for a longtime acquaintance who had written the White House recommending her for her job.Lau's involvement has prompted a rare congressional inquiry...
Few Rewards from Bloated Funds
Since the beginning of 1996, investors have poured $269 billion into stock funds. The lion's share of that money has gone to the most successful funds of the last decade - names such as Fidelity Magellan and Twentieth Century Ultra.Trouble is, the funds'...
Final Boys High School Basketball Statistics
SUBURBAN WESTOFFENSETeam Avg. Lafayette 62.9 Marquette 57.9 Parkway West 56.2 Lindbergh 55.9 Mehlville 54.1 Parkway Central 53.3 Fox 52.3 Kirkwood ...
Footnotes
Reissued in paperback: "The Twenty-Seventh City" (Noonday Press, $15) is a story set in St. Louis, which the cover describes as a "quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief." Jonathan Franzen's novel, a tale of political conspiracy and...
Forbes Lists Are a Rich Trove of Information on Rich
One of the great American pastimes is seeing how we rank compared with our neighbors, co-workers, competing companies and other nations.Two new books based on the annual rankings of Forbes magazine give us more lists to peruse than we probably have time...
Free `Art' Advice: Get It While It's Hot
MEMO TO HUGH McCOLL of NationsBank:This is our big week, partner. You're finally coming to town. You'll be here for Wednesday's annual meeting of the shareholders at the Adam's Mark Hotel.If you slip away from the meeting and talk to a few average St....
Giants Shut out Marlins, Pad Winning Streak to 9
Jeff Kent and Rick Wilkins had sacrifice flies to back the pitching of Osvaldo Fernandez as the San Francisco Giants beat the visiting Florida Marlins 2-0 on Sunday for their ninth win in a row.The Giants swept their third series in a row. They are 13-3...
Gop Sets Deadline on Budget Talks with White House May Stop by Wednesday
Senate Republicans will suspend negotiations with the White House on achieving a balanced budget and start working on their own budget plan if there's no substantial progress before Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., said Sunday.On...
Governor, House Budget Panel Clash over Prison Plan: 1 or 2? Plans for Two Prisons Would Add 4,000 Beds to System
Gov. Mel Carnahan is on an all-out push to revive a $73 million prison.The governor wants to build two men's maximum-security prisons. Lawmakers on the House Budget Committee want one. So the lobbying has intensified.Carnahan has called some legislators...
Grad-Ually Program Helps Students Adjust to Real Life
Seniors at Webster Groves High School recently had a taste of what awaits them after graduation because of a program called Life After High School: How Do I Survive?Tackling such topics as personal finances, job interviews, time management and lifestyle...
Grand Forks, N.D., Ravaged by Blaze, Red River Rampage
Firefighters, slowed by the icy floodwater of the Red River, brought a blaze under control Sunday after it ravaged parts of three downtown blocks.Helicopters dumped 2,000-gallon buckets of muddy water on the fire to halt it. Firefighters were checking...
Group Buying Houses, Planning Development
The Medve Group of Clayton is in the process of buying about 50 houses in Bel-Ridge, in the hope of developing commercial property there.The area is bounded by Interstate 170, Ramona Street and Natural Bridge Road.Residents who received letters from...
Group Targets Wal-Mart to Monitor Sweatshops
A religious-based investor group active in pressuring companies on social issues has filed a shareholder proposal with Wal-Mart Stores Inc., urging the retailer to ensure that its outside suppliers are not operating sweatshops.The pension and benefits...
Harmon's Chief of Staff Faces Challenge: Finding `Magnificent' Few for the Jobs
CITY HALL WAS filled last week with successful lawyers and business people who had stopped by to pay their respects to departing politicians.Most of the visitors had one thing in common: They were former city officials with no plans for coming back.Several...
Healing Project Girl, 12, with Growth Abnormality Uses Science Fair Project to Study Condition
EACH NIGHT after dinner, 12-year-old Marie Snyder Simonpietri fills a syringe with 30 cc. of air.She pokes the needle in a bottle she takes from the refrigerator. She pushes out the air, tips the bottle upside down and pulls the medicine into the syringe.She...
Here Are Some Well-Intended Solutions for Secretaries Day
There it is, mocking me in little red letters on my calendar: April 23. Secretaries Day. Have mercy.Oh sure, I brought the abuse on myself. I'm the one who wrote of this day, "Where is a Grinch when you need one?" And I'm the one who came up with the...
Hill Leads Pistons to Overtime Victory
Grant Hill scored nine of his 38 points in overtime Sunday as the Detroit Pistons ruined what was rumored to be Larry Brown's last game as Indiana's head coach with a 124-120 victory in Indianapolis.The Pacers' Reggie Miller sent the game into overtime...
Hint of Horseradish Spices Up Potatoes
I AM NOT a big fan of horseradish, but on two recent occasions I sampled delectable accompaniments made distinctive by its addition.In New York I enjoyed salsify, a root vegetable, that had been prepared as a gratin with horseradish as part of the seasoning....
Hospice Program Offers Solace for Inmates Institute Grant Helps to Expand Program
Carl Reimann, convicted 24 years ago of murdering five people during an armed robbery, stares death in the face every day.For an hour each day, Reimann, 56, sits with an AIDS-infected inmate spending his last days in the Dixon Correctional Center's pilot...
Howell Baseball Team Getting Back on Track
The Francis Howell High baseball team is back on track. At least that's what coach Tony Perkins is hoping.After dropping five consecutive games, the Vikings beat St. Dominic 16-7 Thursday and knocked off visiting St. Charles West 6-3 Friday at C-H P...
How to Hold onto Your Land While Giving It Away
Q. Years ago, my uncle left me some land in the country, which I lease. My children and I have used some of the land for camping. Now my children live far away and no one wants to use the farm. Since my retirement, income is fairly high and my estate...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:BREESEMary H. (Rosen) Ribbing, 66, died Saturday. Visitation 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m Tuesday at Moss Funeral Home, followed by funeral at 2 p.m. at St. Rose Church. Burial at St. Rose Cemetery....
Invasion Veterans Revisit Bay of Pigs at Florida Exhibit Survivors Recall Fallen Comrades, '61 Debacle Involving Cuban Exiles
Mirto Collazo stepped off a boat and back in time to 1960, when he and other young Cuban exiles made their way to Useppa Island to train under the CIA for the Bay of Pigs invasion.They numbered 67, the elite of Assault Brigade 2506. Some were killed...
Irwin Matches Snead with Senior Title
Hale Irwin eagled the par-5 third hole and delivered what had been expected when he started Sunday, an easy victory in retaining his title at the PGA Seniors' Championship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.He won by 12 strokes and became the first golfer since...
Jesus Gang: Youths Revel in Song
WHEN SOME young people from the Blumeyer Housing Complex get together, they make noise - joyful noise - through gospel music.The Jesus Gang made its first live recording Sunday during their seventh annual concert at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church...
Judge Rejects Clinton Attack on Military Chaplains' Free Speech Rights
Bill Clinton wants to stand on the mountaintop. Hardly a Sunday passes when the president doesn't swoop in and out of church, floppy Bible in hand, eager for the ethical emoluments a good sermon can provide.He regularly quotes Scripture - but seldom...
Junior Hurler Holds Her Own in Any League
In a recent girls softball game, Lebanon High School pitcher Nicole Bohnenstiehl was doing what she does best - striking batters out.The Greyhounds were playing and leading Breese Central 3-0, but for some reason Bohnenstiehl lost her concentration.She...
Kansas City Gets Even with Win over 'Bush
The Kansas City Attack looked like the battered bunch. Forward Eloy Salgado sported a fresh cast, thanks to a broken arm he suffered in Friday night's game, and the nose of forward Brian Lofton was broken and swollen - another wound suffered Friday night....
Keeping Thyme Two Sage Musicians Turn Hobby into Successful Business
AS symphony musicians, Cheryl and Jeffrey Hoard spent years learning how to mark time - in quarter notes, half notes, eighth notes and more.As business entrepreneurs, the couple is now learning how to market thyme - as well as burdock seed, golden seal...
Kravchuk's Partners on `D' Help Carry Load
With Igor Kravchuk out with bruised ribs, the Blues defensive corps was more stressed than usual Sunday in Game 3 at Kiel Center.But workhorses Chris Pronger, Al MacInnis and Marc Bergevin carried the load with strong performances. They were aided by...
Lawsuit Targets 3 Parcels Needed for Home Depot
Bridgeton is going to court to obtain three properties it says it needs to redevelop the northwest corner of St. Charles Rock Road and Lindbergh Boulevard.The three properties are New York Carpet World at 11205 St. Charles Rock Road, a vacant strip of...
Legislative Maneuvering Kills Chances for Gun Bill's Passage
Speaker's motion for three-fifths majority of House vote scuttled bill, backers say.A bill to allow Illinois residents to carry concealed handguns apparently is dead.Backers say the bill was the victim of a procedural ambush by anti-gun Illinois House...
Like All Hernias, Ventrals Need Attention
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a man, 83, in good health. At my last exam, as my doctor probed about my stomach, he stated that I have a ventral hernia. What do I do now? Please expand on the diagnosis, cause, prognosis and whatever.All hernias are protrusions...
Local Control Is Main Topic of Education Forum Hidden Agenda Lurks, State Legislator Says
Local control of education and teaching values in a family setting continued as topics last week at the final educational forum of the school year.Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis County, told about 50 people in attendance that public education under the...
Long Wait Ends Happily for 3 Area Linebackers
For the St. Louis area, the 1997 draft will go down as the Year of the Linebacker. Beginning with Ronnie Ward of the University of Kansas and Hazelwood East High, three St. Louis area linebackers were drafted over the weekend.Ward was taken Saturday...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Mayor Stalls, but Won't Veto Hotel Plan
Wildwood aldermen have approved changes requested by the developer of a brew pub in the historic Pond Hotel.Mayor Ron Marcantano said he will not sign the bill for two weeks. He wants the developer to meet with the brew pub's opponents at City Hall to...
Meacham Park Project Adds Day-Care Center City Had Expected Park at Milwaukee and Alsobrook
A day-care center will rise on the southwest corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Alsobrook Street in Kirkwood's Meacham Park neighborhood. City officials had anticipated the site would become a park as part of a shopping center project that would take about...
Meeting Focuses on Family Grief
Grieving for a loved one after a terminal illness can affect people physically, emotionally, spiritually, behaviorally and cognitively, and countless factors determine our reactions to it, a panelist at the fourth annual National Bereavement TeleConference...
MENTALLY ILL RETAIN THEIR BASIC RIGHTS, EXPERT SAYS BUT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT RAISES DEBATE, QUESTIONS Series: No Asylum: Mental Health in the 90's Part Two of a Two-Part Series
Mental illness may rob an individual of reason but not constitutional rights.That point is crucial to remember when discussing the problems caused by mentally ill people who refuse to take their medicine or who abuse alcohol and illegal drugs.Many could...
Merchants Remain Concerned Rezoning from Commercial to Residential Sparked Clash
It has been more than a year since the fledgling city of Green Park adopted its first master plan. But a group of Green Park business owners continue to stew over zoning changes in that plan.The dispute centers around 10 properties that Green Park rezoned...
Midfielder Is Now Not So Defensive
Last year, Amy Timmerman was a defensive specialist for the Incarnate Word Academy soccer team.Amy, a junior who played midfield, was assigned to defend against the other team's best player. If Amy scored goals, that was considered a plus, and she scored...
Monday Memo
NASA is trying to turn kids on to science again.About 90 college students are testing theories of physics, engineering and biology this spring aboard the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's KC-135A plane, a modified Boeing 707 airliner.The...
Montgomery Ward's Life on Line
Montgomery Ward is walking along a precipice. The nation's largest privately held retailer, which pioneered the concept of mail-order shopping, is losing money and customers and is swimming in debt.Analysts say drastic measures are called for, or the...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
EYE DROPSIn lieu of the Rams drafting ORLANDO PACE, PEIRCE has decided to rescind the entire report.DAN MAROUELLI has taken the "whistle while you work" concept a bit far, don't you think? Blues Update: Spending more time in the box than Mom's wedding...
Mother of Slain Rapper Sues Label over Royalties
The mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur is suing Death Row Records for $17 million, claiming the hip-hop label failed to pay royalties and cheated Shakur out of millions of dollars.The federal suit, filed Friday, follows a $7.1 million suit Death Row...
Mushrooms Star in Soup and Main Dish
I ONCE had friends who lived in a converted mushroom "farm" right in the center of Paris.The loftlike space was unbearably dark and damp, better for the cultivation of mushrooms than for friendly conversation.Mushrooms are saprophytes; they must live...
Neighborhood Protests Put Fire Station Plans on Hold
The Creve Coeur Fire Protection District wants to ease traffic and noise concerns of residents near a firehouse planned at Ladue Road and Interstate 270 before asking Creve Coeur to allow the project.At the district's request, the City Council canceled...
Netanyahu Will Not Face Indictment Prosecutors Say They Can't Prove Fraud Charges
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu escaped indictment on charges of influence peddling Sunday, with prosecutors saying they lacked evidence to try him on charges of fraud and breach of trust."The decision is to close - for lack of sufficient evidence...
New Internet Site Tries to Link Jews Here on Passover
At 7:43 tonight - just as the sun sets and the celebration of Passover begins - a virtual Jewish community will be born here.Computer wonks are putting the Jewish Federation, its agencies and 27 area synagogues on the Internet. The Web page address...
New Road Chief Ready to Steer Area"s Projects Engineer Replaces His Popular Boss
Pothole-proof roads by 2007. Page Avenue extended. Highways such as Route M and 141 expanded.These are some of Steve Knobbe's lofty expectations.Knobbe, 35, has taken over as chief engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation's St. Louis district....
Nitty Gritty Lessons on Starting Your Business
You might have thought about becoming self-employed and even talked to friends about quitting your job and taking the leap. But what do you actually need to do to get the business running and make it work?It's a fair question, one that often comes after...
`No Sweat' Campaign Is Just a Start
Considering the relative lack of protection for workers in the garment industry that exists now, the agreement on sweatshops announced by President Bill Clinton last week is welcome. Still, its limitations, and the uncertainty over how it will be enforced,...
Obituaries
Rose M. AmbroseRose Marie Ambrose, 69, of St. Peters, died Thursday (April 17, 1997) at her home.Mrs. Ambrose was a homemaker.A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today at Assumption Catholic Church, 115 West Third Street, O'Fallon. Burial will...
Officials Question Progress of Lackland Road Bridge
Charlack officials are worried about progress on the Lackland Road bridge and want to know when it will be finished.At the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last week, Alderman Dennis Heimann, 2nd Ward, asked Public Works Director Charlie Briggs, "What's...
Old News Local Man Celebrates His 105th Birthday; Wife, 100, Joins Him
James Williams of St. Charles celebrated his 105th birthday Friday.Williams' granddaughter, Jacque Wuertenberg of St. Peters, said her grandpa had planned just which suit and tie he would wear to his party. About 80 people attended the celebration at...
On Heels of One Project, City Looks at Another Council Discusses $300,000 Annual Support of Sports Arena
St. Charles officials say they are not closing the door on financial participation with St. Charles County in a plan to build a 10,000-seat arena south of Interstate 70.City officials acknowledged that the arena project is not high on their priority...
Open Mind
Dear Open Mind: I am a 36-year-old single woman who was diagnosed with manic-depression several years ago. I moved to St. Louis six months ago and really didn't know anyone in the area. Over the past two years, I have been able to keep myself from having...
Padres Rake Raggio, Salvage One of Three
One of the traits coaches and managers always look for in young pitchers is how they react to adversity. They normally reserve passing judgment to any degree until the young pitcher has seen the other side of euphoria.Brady Raggio got to the dark side...
Parental Infidelity Sends a Message
Dear Ann Landers: "Not Dumb in Missouri" wrote to you because her husband was having an affair. Lots of readers responded, but not one married man wrote to defend himself. I wasn't surprised. Men don't need to defend themselves. Women do it for them.The...
People
Full-body plastic surgery? No, it was just MICHAEL JACKSON helping unveil a wax museum statue of himself in Paris.Jackson posed for the new sculpture, which replaces a crude waxen image of the pop star at the Grevin Museum of Wax that was based on photographs....