St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 24, 1997

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12-Year-Olds like Delight in Delia's Catalog
FOR A WHILE there last year, Addie, 12, was totally into the Delia's catalog, as were her friends.They had the clothes in it memorized. You'd hear them, plotting style strategy back in their own little world in the back seat: "I definitely want the Horizon...
92-Hour Hold Looms for Hull
As of this afternoon, Brett Hull will remain with the Blues.For at least 92 hours.The National Hockey League will have a trade embargo from 2 p.m. today until 10 a.m. Sunday, when the annual waiver draft begins. No players may be dealt during that 92-hour...
Accuser of Marv Albert Describes Kinky Sex but in Taped Call, She Seems to Be Coaching Testimony
The accuser of NBC sportscaster Marv Albert testified Tuesday that he was a tender, if kinky, lover for years before he erupted in a rage of biting, hair pulling and taunting."You're enjoying this, you enjoy rough sex," the woman quoted Albert as saying.In...
A Child's Struggle to Fit In
OK children, clear your desks off. Megan's mom is going to teach us about art."Whispers filled the room and all eyes turned to me, and then to the woman standing at the chalkboard."That's not your mom," Keith Davis turned to jeer at me. "She's A merican,...
America: A Nation of Epithets
Even before politically correct language became the accepted method of communication, Americans displayed their obsession with defining and labeling everyone. As a nation of immigrants, we developed into a nation of epithets.Myself, I'm an American mutt....
Anti-Obscenity Bill on Track, despite Warning
Despite an earlier warning that O'Fallon could open itself to unlimited financial liability if it takes on the issue of obscenity, a bill on the subject is expected to be passed when it comes before the board next week.City Attorney Robert Wohler had...
Audiotape Played in Marv Albert Sex Trial Accuser Tells Friend What He Should Say to Prosecutors
NBC sportscaster Marv Albert's attorneys portrayed his accuser Tuesday as a lying opportunist.They played a tape that they said caught her agreeing to give $50,000 and a new car to a witness to corroborate part of her story of a sexual assault by Albert.But...
Back in Action: From Parking to Boxing, Boss Takes the Cake
Earlier this decade, baseball fans had to be content with George Steinbrenner Unplugged. Barred from the daily operation of his club by Major League Baseball, Steinbrenner had to lay low.No more heavy-handed wheeling and dealing. (Remember his strong-arm...
Bosnians Unite to Rock at Promised U2 Concert
For two magical hours, the Irish rock band U2 achieved what warriors, politicians and diplomats could not: They united Bosnia.From a bullet-pocked stadium built for Sarajevo's last magical moment - the 1984 Winter Olympics - the sound of rock music echoed...
Briefs
THE NATIONNEBRASKA2 Iraqis Who Married Girls Get Prison Two Iraqi men who married Iraqi girls ages 13 and 14 in a ceremony arranged by the youngsters' father were sentenced to four to six years in a Nebraska prison Tuesday. Majed Al-Tamimy, 28, and Latif...
Broker in Stock Scam Wants to Trade Again
A broker accused of defrauding a Ballwin man in a stock scam is out of the business but says he may try to sell stocks again in a year or so.Missouri Securities Commissioner Douglas Wilburn said the broker, Marlon Tropeano, lost his license to practice...
Bush `Sick and Tired' of Teachers Strike E. St. Louis Mayor Wants Marathon Talks
The mayor of East St. Louis says he is "sick and tired" of the District 189 teachers' strike, and he wants negotiators to hold a marathon session until an agreement is reached. The strike began Sept. 5.On Tuesday, Mayor Gordon Bush offered his office...
Cable TV Rates Generate Anger Consumer Groups Ask for One-Year Freeze
Government regulations are not protecting cable TV customers, whose rates are going up faster than ever, consumer groups said Tuesday. They urged federal regulators to freeze rates and come up with stronger price controls.The Consumers Union and the...
Cameron Hurls One-Hitter to Power Howell
The Francis Howell softball team made quick work of visiting Hazelwood West Monday afternoon at C-H Park.In a game that lasted a little over an hour, the Lady Vikings won 5-0 on a one-hitter by senior righthander Dawn Cameron."I think we needed a quick...
Campaign Reform: Dreams vs. Reality
It was once said that the two favorite words of reformers are "compulsory" and "forbidden."Campaign reformers, aghast at the unseemly intrusion of money into the presidential campaign of 1996, would dearly love to do a lot of compelling and forbidding....
Cancer Survivor Urges Breast Self-Examination
Dear Abby: I just finished reading the letter in your column from Sens. Barbara Mikulski and K.B. Hutchison. As a 40-year-old woman whose 2.7-centimeter tumor was not detected by a mammogram, I wholeheartedly agree with the Mammography Quality Standards...
Chickenpox Coming Twice Is a Rarity
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am writing to clear up a question that no one can seem to answer. I have had full-blown chickenpox twice - the first time when I was 4 years old, and the second time when I was 32. Now I run if people tell me they have chickenpox....
Chipping Away at Missouri's Forests
What happens when the common good collides with private interests? That's the question at the heart of the growing debate over the arrival of "chip mills" in southern Missouri. Can Missouri's lush forests be protected from clear-cutting on privately...
Compuserve Loses Top Tech Forum Managers to Microsoft
For years, the jewels in the crown of CompuServe's consumer online service have been its member forums. Whether you were into PCs or pets, you could log on to one of 1,400 community areas and find a group of like-minded individuals ready to talk shop...
Computer World Reboots Handhelds Apple's New Newton Does Better with Less
The Apple Newton was such a flop after its introduction nearly four years ago that every developer of handheld computers got a black eye.Hyped by former Apple Computer Inc. chief executive John Sculley as representing "the birth of a mega-industry,"...
Court Hears Husband's Call on Morning of Wife's Death
The sound of Scott Brown's voice on a 911 call the morning his wife was strangled filled the courtroom Tuesday on the first day of testimony in his first-degree murder trial.Brown, 32, a former youth minister, is charged with killing Rebecca Ohl Brown...
Cutting Up after Operating on Field, Mu's West Hopes to Score as a Neurosurgeon
Brock Olivo, would it be fair to say Devin West isn't cut out of the usual mold for a football player?"Oh, yeah," said Olivo, who shares the tailback position with West at the University of Missouri. "Devin's one of a kind. He's not a meathead, like...
Dare to Question Dare
Attorney General Janet Reno read the riot act to Colombian officials after that country's Senate decided last week not to apply a new extradition bill retroactively. That loophole would mean that Cali drug cartel leaders would escape U.S. prosecution.Ms....
Day Care for Parent `Godsend' for Family
Shirley Wadleigh didn't know where to turn when her elderly father, who was going blind, had to move in with her four years ago.Through word of mouth, she found the adult day-care center at the Jewish Community Centers Association, a United Way agency...
Dishcloth Probably Is a Toy, Not Cat's Security Blanket
Dear Dr. Fox: Does my cat, Spanky, need psychoanalysis? I've had him since he was 6 months old, and he's soon to have his second birthday. Spanky drags the dishcloth from the kitchen to my bedroom or bed each night. Also, he will go into the closet and...
Dodgers Victorious, Close in on Giants
Los Angeles picked up a game in the NL West on Tuesday night as Todd Zeile homered twice and the Dodgers snapped a losing streak at five games with a 6-2 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres.Chan Ho Park (14-8) pitched a seven-hitter and Zeile...
Dramatic Rally Helps Indians Clinch
The Cleveland Indians clinched their third successive Central Division title Tuesday night, overcoming a seven-run deficit in a dramatic 10-9 victory over their age-old nemesis, the New York Yankees.About 10 minutes after the final out, Chicago was eliminated...
Education Secretary Attacks Private School Voucher Plan
Education Secretary Richard Riley denounced on Tuesday plans to give students vouchers for private schooling, saying they would greatly harm public schools, especially those starting to make progress.He said vouchers would take enormous amounts of money...
Equality TV African-American Performers Are Feeling the Pressure of `Black Sensibility'
IMAGINE an African-American in any of these timeless TV roles:Lucy Ricardo, klutz.Maynard G. Krebs, shiftless bum. Gomer Pyle, goofball. Archie Bunker, bigot. J.R. Ewing, oil slick. Cosmo Kramer, fool. Would we inevitably expect companion discussions...
Europeans Aim Opening Shot; Captain Puts Sights on Tiger
European captain Seve Ballesteros, known for his gamesmanship in Ryder Cup competitions, fired the first salvo of the week at the U.S. team, and he aimed it directly at the Americans' most famous player - Tiger Woods."Tiger Woods is a sensational player...
Ex-Lawyers of Jones Put Lien on Case Say They Are Owed for 3 Years' Work
Paula Jones' former lawyers have put an $800,000 lien on any settlement or damages award in her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton.Attorney Joseph Cammarata said Tuesday that he and Gilbert Davis served notice on Jones, Clinton...
Family Flicks
CONTINUINGAir Bud (PG) - He's got mad hops and a serious nose for the ball - a cold, wet one, to be exact. Air Bud, the lighthearted story of a boy and his hoops-shooting dog, should be a hit with children and parents alike. The basketball scenes are...
Former Bears Coach Abe Gibron Dies at 72
Abe Gibron, a former Chicago Bears coach known for his sense of humor and his appetite, died Tuesday (Sept. 23, 1997), a day after his 72nd birthday.Gibron, who had been in poor health recently, died at his home in Belle Air, Fla.He became Bears coach...
For Shoppers in Israel, Fear Is a Constant Companion
THE JEWISH NEW YEAR is traditionally a time of frenetic shopping, but this year the malls are half-deserted.Israelis have retreated to their homes in the wake of recent suicide bombings, keeping their children away from Jerusalem's malls, the downtown...
Friend or Foe? Sending off Kids to Play in Homes of Strangers Is Cause for Concern
ONE AFTERNOON your third-grader comes in from school with a frantic request: One of his classmates has invited him over to watch a video and your youngster just has to go.You've bumped into the youngster at several school functions and he seemed polite...
From Nasty to Nice Bankers Told to Change Ways on Collecting Debts
As bankruptcies and delinquencies rise, the banking industry is turning to behavioral scientists for help in dealing with customers who can't - or won't - pay their debts.One result for credit card holders may be less arm-twisting and fewer nasty phone...
Gen. Robert Huyser; Headed Unit at Scott
Gen. Robert E. "Dutch" Huyser, who headed the Military Airlift Command at Scott Air Force Base from 1979 until his retirement in 1981, died of heart failure Monday (Sept. 22, 1997) at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. He...
GM Accepts Challenge of History
Walt Jocketty is completing his third year as Cardinals general manager and on Tuesday agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in the GM hot seat for another three seasons. But to Jocketty, it's not just a job.It's a trust."This is the greatest...
GM Accepts Challenge of History Cardinals Give Jocketty Three-Year Extension
Walt Jocketty is completing his third year as Cardinals general manager and on Tuesday agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in the GM hot seat for another three seasons. But to Jocketty, it's not just a job.It's a trust."This is the greatest...
Heavy Metal: Stainless Steel Not Just Confined to Kitchen Now
RUMORS TO the contrary notwithstanding, heavy metal is making its way back in homes across America.No, not the rock music metal, but stainless steel. You'll find it in the kitchen, of course, but you'll also find it making clean, bright design statements...
Hmo Policies May Ease Suffering for Elderly, New Research Finds
HMOs may be making death more merciful for elderly patients, researchers say.Although the cost-cutting practices of health maintenance organizations are sometimes criticized as harmful to patients, a new study has found that Medicare patients in HMOs...
Hotel Finalists Had Key Edge - Location America's Center Right Next Door
A new downtown convention headquarters hotel should be next door to America's Center - not just nearby.City officials said Tuesday that's why they turned down a plan to put a hotel in Laclede's Landing - across Interstate 70 from the convention center.Two...
Imf, World Bank Leaders Pushing for Social Reforms
World Bank and International Monetary Fund leaders on Tuesday said they would push for social reforms and fight corruption in the countries that turn to them for money.At the start of their annual meetings, the IMF and World Bank drew criticism from...
Indians, Mariners Put a Wrap on Titles
The Cleveland Indians clinched their third successive Central Division title Tuesday night, overcoming a seven-run deficit in a dramatic 10-9 victory over their age-old nemesis, the New York Yankees.About 10 minutes after the final out, Chicago was eliminated...
In Good Times or in Bad, Fans at Mu Are Loyal
Missouri football fans have been there through the losing, the madness, the frustration, the cold weather, the fumbles, the interceptions, the foolish coaching, the shanked field goals, the missed tackles, the recruiting drought, the OmniTurf.They came...
Japan and U.S. Update Alliance
The United States and Japan signed new defense guidelines Tuesday intended to update their alliance for the post-Cold War world.Although the revised procedures have generated concern in China, South Korea and other Asian nations, U.S. and Japanese officials...
Japan, U.S. OK Military Compact
Japan and the United States agreed Tuesday to expand their military cooperation while telling a suspicious China that it had no reason to be anxious.Through the agreement, the United States and Japan revise a pact signed in 1978 that calls on Japan to...
Lady Knights Courting the Best
The Francis Howell North girls tennis team opened the season with four victories in 10 matches. But coach Tony Grippi isn't overly concerned."We had the same record last year at this point of the season and ended up finishing 9-7," the coach said. "To...
La Russa Expects Good Effort in Playing out String
The Cardinals had a lengthy meeting Tuesday afternoon in their clubhouse at Busch Stadium. "Just wrapping up end-of-the-year stuff," manager Tony La Russa said. "You do one at the beginning of the year, the middle of the year and the end."There might...
Law & Order' Will Get Up Close and Personal
Same "Law," different marching orders.After seven seasons, classy crime show "Law & Order" finally copped its first Emmy for best dramatic series last weekcq. It beat the pants off louder NBC stablemate "ER," pumped to victory by seven years of fine...
Life Mystery: Gerontologists Study Our Cellular Timetable
GERONTOLOGISTS, those scientists whose specialty is the study of aging, have been trying to puzzle out the mysteries of aging throughout the latter half of this century. Aside from normal wear and tear, they have identified three primary mechanisms -...
Lions, Coach Make Running a Team Effort
Clark Wille just couldn't stay away."I just love it," said Wille, the first-year cross country coach at Lindenwood University. "People tend to think of cross country as an individual sport, but I see it as one of the most team oriented-sports there is....
Lots for Kids to Do, Woman Shows with Her Publication
Red-faced and curly-haired from the August heat, Linda Mariam kept order during what could have been two days of chaos.Zooming from one activity to another, Mariam gave advice on running the wooden turtle and rabbit races, introduced power lifter Carla...
Mallinckrodt Disappoints Pension Funds Put It on 20 Worst Returns List
Despite efforts to remake itself, Mallinckrodt Inc. has landed on an investor group's list of the 20 U.S. companies providing the worst returns to shareholders.The health care and specialty chemicals company was targeted by the Council of Institutional...
Man Executed for Killing Off-Duty Police Officer
Samuel McDonald Jr., the person who had been on Missouri's death row longest, was executed by injection early today for shooting an off-duty St. Louis County police officer to death in a 1981 robbery as the officer's 11-year-old daughter watched.McDonald,...
Man Who Killed Officer Prepares for Execution
A man who has spent 15 years on death row for killing an off-duty police officer in a street robbery was remorseful Tuesday, hours before he was scheduled to be executed.Samuel McDonald Jr. was scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. today at the...
Man Who Killed Officer Prepares for Execution
The U.S. Supreme Court and Gov. Mel Carnahan refused Tuesday to halt the execution of Samuel McDonald Jr., convicted of killing a police officer. That left no legal barrier between him and the death chamber early today.McDonald, who has been on Missouri's...
Marlins Top Expos to Clinch Playoff Berth
Kevin Brown won his seventh consecutive decision as the Florida Marlins clinched their first playoff berth Tuesday night with a 6-3 win over the Montreal Expos in Montreal.The Marlins, who entered the league as an expansion team in 1993 and spent nearly...
Mayor's Cup Tourney Wraps Up; Wolfpack Sweeps 3 Divisions
The Wolfpack Soccer Club of St. Charles recently hosted the 13th annual Mayor's Cup Tournament at the Mueller Sports Complex in St. Charles.The tournament, which was the largest to date, hosted numerous teams from this area as well as 18 teams from areas...
More Mature Dykstra Savors What Counts
Say, there's a familiar face from out of the past, over there in the manicured backyard with the hammock and the barbecue and leading the life of a country squire."Hey, dude, how you been?"Lenny? Lenny, is that really you? Indeed it is. Leonard Kyle...
Morning Briefing
Computer Problems Slow Access To TWA Web BargainsTravelers looking for deeply discounted fares on Trans World Airlines Inc.'s Internet site (www.twa.com) had to work a little harder for their bargains Tuesday.TWA's service provider, PSINet Inc., made...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
National Basketball Association players aren't generally sensitive, '90s-type guys. CHARLES BARKLEY plays in that league. So does DENNIS RODMAN.So when the league gave a few women referees a look in preseason play last fall, there was resistance all...
NASA Chief Could Decide Today Whether to Send Astronaut to Mir
NASA came under mounting political and public pressure Tuesday not to put another American aboard the problem-ridden Mir space station.The final decision rests with Daniel Goldin, NASA's administrator. Goldin has been warned by key members of Congress...
New `Candle' Entices Buyers Here Ballad about Diana Prompts Brisk Sales
Copies of "Candle in the Wind 1997," Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana, blew off the shelves Tuesday as fast as retailers could sell them.John sang the song at Diana's funeral on Sept. 6 in London. It went on sale Tuesday, and all six St. Louis...
New Wednesday Sitcoms: The Good, Bad and Ugly
HALFWAY through the busiest week of the TV season, three new sitcoms arrive: a charming one, a disappointing one and a dreadful one.Starting at the top, there's ABC's "Dharma & Greg" (7:30 tonight on Channel 30), an adorable, odd-couple romantic comedy...
No Passing These Bucs Tampa Bay Goes from Dingy Era to Dungy Gloss (4-0)
There's something missing in Tampa Bay.The pirate with the feathered headdress on the Buccaneers' helmets. Gone.The light-orange uniforms. Gone. The ever-present, ever-mockable, below-.500 record. Gone. In their stead: helmets with menacing skulls and...
Officer Investigating Teamsters Election Quits over Conflicts
The court-appointed officer investigating Teamsters President Ron Carey's re-election campaign recused herself from the case Tuesday.She said new evidence implicated a liberal party to which she belongs and an associate of one of her investigators.Barbara...
Officials Seek Way to Keep Some Limits on Billboards Decision Wipes out Size, Spacing Rules in County
St. Charles County officials are scampering to find a way to discourage a proliferation of large billboards along major highways in unincorporated parts of the county.Until early this summer, a county zoning order required billboards to be spaced at...
Open Market OK with Utility Co-Op
As Illinois' big electric industry players prepare to resume the fight over deregulation, an upstart electric cooperative near the Metro East area jumped into the fray Tuesday.Officials of Southwestern Electric, a Greenville-based co-op serving 17,000...
Partisan Politics Obscures Merits of National Education Testing
Perhaps the most discouraging thing about the skunk-off over national education testing is that you can only conclude that it never would have become an issue at all if President Bill Clinton hadn't proposed it.Truly, don't you think that if Steve Forbes...
People
Paparazzi refused to shoot pictures of GEORGE CLOONEY at the New York opening of "The Peacemaker," standing together quietly to protest the actor's criticism of photographers who chase stars.Only a few flashbulbs - most of them belonging to fans - went...
Pleasant Time Travel with Dolls
I AM trying to bear in mind that Josefina Montoya is not an actual person. She is, after all, only a doll. Only a character in a book.I don't care. I want to meet her anyhow - though this time, it's not going to be as easy.Josefina is the newest American...
Please Note: The `Pen' No Place for Pen Pal Dear Ann Landers:
Dear Ann Landers: I had to write when I read the letter from the mother who is encouraging her teen-age daughters to visit that "poor" teen-age boy in prison. The mother has obviously fallen for the typical "not my fault" line that every convict pulls...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: The body of Veronica Scott, 35, was discovered by a passer-by about 2 p.m. Tuesday on a weeded, vacant lot behind a building at the intersection...
Princess Diana Got a Funeral Fit for Queen Mum
MUM'S THE WORD: The immense funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales went so smoothly because it really was the Queen Mum's funeral "and we've been planning that for years!" That's the assessment of Peter Hill, head of corporate communications for the venerable...
Rams Take Stock Dream Defense Puts Offense to NFL Shame
With a 2-2 record at the quarter pole of Dick Vermeil's first season in St. Louis, the Rams are where nearly everyone thought they'd be.Everyone except Vermeil, that is."We ought to be sitting here 3-1 right now, and we're not," Vermeil said. "And we...
Rating the Teams
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE Team Comment1. Atlanta Braves Opponents Cy before facing these hurlers.2. San Francisco Giants Giants follow Dusty trail to the playoffs. 3. Florida Marlins Hernandez has been Livan...
Rosary Coach Inherits Grade-A Team
Paul Stoecklin's patience has finally paid off. After nine seasons as the B-team soccer coach at Rosary High, Stoecklin has stepped up as the Rebels varsity coach. And Rosary, ranked No. 1 in the Post-Dispatch small-schools poll, is off to a 10-0-1 start.Stoecklin...
Russia Agrees to Convert Nuclear Plants
Vice President Al Gore signed a long-sought deal with Russia on Tuesday to convert three nuclear weapons plants to civilian use.Besides putting an end to plutonium-producing reactors in Russia, the agreement places a cap on U.S. and Russian stockpiles...
Scott to Celebrate Command Skydivers to Highlight Unit's 10th Anniversary
Army paratroopers usually jump from Air Force planes, but at Scott Air Force Base on Friday, roles will be reversed.Ten Air Force skydivers are scheduled to leap from an Army helicopter to the flight line at Scott to open a celebration honoring the U.S....
Scrapbooks Save Summer
LIKE PHOTOS, scrapbooks are a memory catcher. I wish I had a collection of them to chronicle the events of family life. When my first child was a baby, I was gung-ho about saving and mounting things in frames and books with dates and times and quotes.By...
Senate Gets a Warning from Clinton Deal with Campaign Finance Bill or Stay Longer, President Says
President Bill Clinton threatened Tuesday to call the Senate into special session to consider a proposed overhaul of campaign finance rules if Republican leaders try to go home for the year without making time for debate and a vote."This measure is of...
Seven Pitchers, One Cards Loss
The Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds had an inkling this spring they'd be battling for a spot in the National League Central standings. And there they were Tuesday night, their managers making serious use of their benches and bullpens at Busch Stadium ....
Sportspeak Buinesswomen Learning Lingo to Survive
It's the 18th hole and you've got to roll in a slippery 50-foot sidehill putt to land the biggest contract of your corporate career.As the seconds tick down, you know you have to complete that Hail Mary pass if you're going to get that signature on the...
Sports Shorts
Former Missouri guard Lynn Hardy will become an assistant basketball coach with the Tigers, head coach Norm Stewart said Tuesday.Hardy, 31, won four letters at Mizzou, playing from 1985 to 1988 and averaging 7.9 points and 3.3 assists during his career....
Sports Shorts
MU Names Hardy Assistant CoachFormer Missouri guard Lynn Hardy will become an assistant basketball coach with the Tigers, coach Norm Stewart said Tuesday.Hardy, 31, won four letters at Mizzou, playing from 1985 to 1988 and averaging 7.9 points and 3.3...
Stocks Stumble over Earnings Concerns
Stocks tripped over forecasts of weaker-than-expected earnings at a raft of companies Tuesday, including Aetna Inc., Data General Corp. and Delta Air Lines Inc.Aetna and Data General, both of which saw estimates lowered by analysts, were the biggest...
Stones Get Concert Tour Rolling in City That Lured Them in '64
Gray-haired men as old as Keith Richards sang, a woman holding a boy younger than Mick Jagger's 5-year-old granddaughter danced and teen-age girls shrieked and gyrated.Must mean the Rolling Stones are back on tour."Da Bulls, da Bears, and now da Stones,"...
St. Peters Offers Variety of Basketball Programs
The city of St. Peters is offering a wide variety of basketball programs for those who are interested in learning the game or joining a league. They include:* Little Hoopsters is a coed recreational program for St. Charles County children ages 8-11 with...
Support Groups
WednesdayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the second floor meeting room, Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen...
Tax-Collection Quotas Alleged Senator Contends IRS Targeted Low-, Middle-Income Taxpayers
IRS agents struggling to meet collection quotas are targeting lower- and middle-income taxpayers "who can't afford to fight back," the chairman of a Senate committee asserted Tuesday as he began hearings into reports of tax-collection abuses.Sen. William...
Teachers, District 189 to Talk Sides Heed Mayor's Call for Marathon Meeting
Both sides in the East St. Louis teachers' strike have agreed to negotiate today until a settlement is reached, a federal mediator said late Tuesday.The meeting was called after harsh criticism of the strike on Tuesday by Mayor Gordon D. Bush. Bush said...
Teen's `Condom Campaign' Ends Up in Federal Court
The campaign of a 16-year-old who handed out condoms at St. Charles High School became a federal case on Tuesday.Adam Henerey beat two candidates last spring when he ran for junior class president on this slogan: "Adam Henerey, The Safe Choice." He also...
Terror Strikes Again in Algeria; 200 Die Massacre in Town Bears Trademark of Butchery That Has Plagued Nation
As many as 200 Algerian villagers were killed early Tuesday in a suburb of Algiers by attackers presumed to be Muslim militants bent on the overthrow of the military-run government.According to survivors, the massacre in the village of Baraki, a few...
That Fabled Voice of William Faulkner He Was Born 100 Years Ago This Week
WILLIAM FAULKNER was here.He rode his horse through Bailey's Woods and walked the roads to the courthouse square. He squirmed in the pews of St. Peter's church and sat bored in the classrooms of Ole Miss.He lived in the white, columned house he named...
The House Excludes the Public
The House did a bad day's work last week when it watered down its ethics process, making it impossible for an ordinary citizen to file a complaint directly against a member of Congress. The change is undemocratic.Its impact will be felt here immediately....
Tourney Win a Boost for Lady Cavs
DuBourg High coach Mark Hacker had made some family plans for Saturday night - but his team altered them.The Lady Cavaliers won the Meramec High School Classic, beating Cor Jesu 9-15, 15-7, 15-10 in the championship match, which ended at 11:45 p.m.Hacker...
Two Executives Get Promotions at Blue Cross
The executive shuffle at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri and its for-profit subsidiary, RightChoice Managed Care, continued Wednesday with the promotion of two senior executives who will take over the day to day operations of the companies.Edward...
Unity Set to Unify Staff in HQ Here Health System's Bill to Be $40 Million
Unity Health, the second-largest health system in the area, said Tuesday that it would spend $40 million of its cash reserves to build a corporate headquarters in Town and Country. The site is on the eastern side of Interstate 270, just north of Manchester...
Walker Helps Give Meaning to MVP Award
Because you asked and because I care, I'm here to clear up the confusion in the case of one Larry Walker, restaurateur, bon vivant and MVP candidate.This one should be easy.There are more difficult topics we could tackle, like the meaning of lif e or...