St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 19, 1996

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31 City Employees in East St. Louis Will Get Layoff Notices This Week
Layoff notices will go out this week to at least 31 East St. Louis city employees as the city attempts to avert a threatened shutdown of the city government.On Friday, the state-appointed Financial Advisory Authority warned the city that it would shut...
ABC Loses $10 Million Libel Suit Filed by Man Who Says `20/20' Defamed Him
A savings and loan executive who claimed that "20/20" portrayed him as a shady operator won $10 million in a libel suit Wednesday against ABC.The seven-member federal jury concluded that the gist of the 1991 broadcast about Alan Levan, BankAtlantic's...
A Few Bright Ideas for Holiday Viewing Neighborhood Beacon Beckons
Residents of west St. Louis County describe the lighted Christmas displays in the yard of Beverly and Earl Zuchelli as a neighborhood beacon.The Zuchellis moved to Ellisville from Cleveland in November 1991 and soon started putting out their Christmas...
Alcohol: A Growing Problem for Teens
Alcohol abuse is an increasing problem among youth. More and more young people are using alcohol to fit in and "be cool," to get rid of their problems and simply to have fun. According to Dick Schaeffer in his book, "Choices and Consequences," almost...
All Decked Out: Decorating Ideas Bring Nature Indoors
DECK THE HALLS with boughs of holly - and sprigs of boxwood. 'Tis the season to decorate with blue spruce and nandina berries, sticks sprayed black or pine cones painted gold.Master gardener Ruth Pardue has decorated her home for years using everything...
Alligator Heads Make Fine Stocking-Stuffers, Native Cajun Insists
Where Oran Moore comes from, the alligators are as thick as his Cajun accent, and nobody gives much thought to either.Down Route 27 in southwestern Louisiana, the alligators mosey out of the marshes and sun themselves just a few feet off the road. Sometimes...
All I Want for Christmas. . . Our Columnist Shares His Online Wish List
BAH, HUMBUG! I'm tired of all this Christmas on the Web stuff. Come Dec. 25, you can bet there won't be a mouse stirring at my house.It hasn't always been this way. Just last year, I wrote three holiday-related columns. Back then, the Web was a new world...
An Assault on Humanitarians
No condemnation is too strong for the wanton, barbaric murders of six Red Cross workers in Chechnya. In a cowardly and purposeful act, intruders shot six dead and wounded one while the victims were sleeping. While humanitarian workers are often at risk...
A Radio Catfight
A mini-"Melrose Place" saga has unfolded in St. Louis over two radio stations' promotions for "Melrose Place."For two years, KPNT-FM a The Point a had sponsored "Melrose Mondays" at AJ's. in the Adam's Mark Hotel. The station's last "Melrose" promotion...
Artistic Opportunities/auditions
Actors Renaissance Theatre: Auditions for "Never In My Lifetime," "Cloud 9" and "Little Victories" 6 p.m. tonight at 634 N. Grand, Suite 12A. Auditions by appointment; bring headshot and resume. Call 725-9163.The St. Charles Theatre Company: Auditions...
A Steak Worth Claiming
Keith's, a new restaurant in Ches ter field, was packed the night we visited. Every table was taken, as was every seat at the bar. It was hard, though, to characterize the crowd. The restaurant seemed to attract preppy-looking 20- and 30-somethings,...
A `Suitcase' Full of Bush-League Imitations
Razorblade SuitcaseBush (Trauma/Interscope)OK, so maybe it's not right to hate Bush singer/pin-up boy Gavin Rossdale because he's beautiful. But you can despise the British grunge copycat for continuing to pollute the airwaves. Reportedly, Rossdale has...
Avalanche Comes Back for 4-3 Win over Detroit
Adam Deadmarsh had two goals and two assists Tuesday night as Colorado overcame the loss of two players and a two-goal deficit for a 4-3 win over visiting Detroit.Already playing without leading scorer Peter Forsberg and two other front-line players,...
Bailey Reorganizes, Settles Fraud Case
Bailey & Associates, which operates camping resorts in Missouri and Illinois, says it has emerged from bankruptcy with a reorganization that settles a consumer-fraud suit.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David McDonald approved the reorganization, which makes the...
Baltics Need Western Protection
Who wants to die for Danzig?"That was the battle cry of American isolationists earlier in this century - from right-wingers before World War II to left-wingers afterward - before we learned that only by helping Europe unify to prevent war on that continent...
Belleville Traffic Flow Analyzed
The City Council has given the green light to an analysis of possibly changing the North Illinois Street business district. The study will consider how traffic-flow improvements along the busy thoroughfare that bisects the heart of town from north to...
Berger's Disease and Kidney
Dear Dr. Donohue: Do you have any information on Berger's disease? Our son was diagnosed with it. The doctor could not tell us if this condition is inherited. Is it a lifelong condition?Berger's disease has a more obscure but more revealing name - IgA...
Best Bets for the Week of Dec. 19-25
FridayLocal Overdose: If you've been confusing local funk with St. Louis punk, this is a good weekend to get it straight. Fourteen top local alternative acts play at Mississippi Nights and the Galaxy. On Friday, Spilway, Pave the Rocket and Nerve play...
Black Students Give Advice on Peers Goals, Encouragement Are Key, They Tell State Commissioner
High expectations and encouragement. That's the best way to make black students successful academically, a group of them told Missouri's state schools commissioner Wednesday.The 12, all good students, told Robert E. Bartman, Missouri's commissioner for...
Blizzard Eases in North Dakota, Moves into Minnesota
Snowbound cross-country bus passengers whooped and hollered for joy Wednesday as westbound Interstate 94 began opening up to traffic after a two-day blizzard.Greyhound buses loaded up at midmorning at the Lone Steer Motel as the sun peeked through on...
Blue Light Special: All Is Calm, All Is Bright
If you can't mail your Christmas cards too early - and sometime around Pearl Harbor Day, the Postal Service delivered the last of the Christmas cards I sent - neither can you string your outdoor lights too early.Especially if your free labor has to go...
Boy, 3, Was Slain, Report Says Victim Was Injured at Baby Sitter's Home
The fear that Ann Ackerman lived with for three months became official Wednesday: Her 3-year-old son, David, was a homicide victim.David Ackerman, of Lemay, died Sept. 11 from head injuries he sustained the day before at the home of his baby sitter....
Briefs
ILLINOIS EAST ST. LOUISNew Metropolitan College Expects To Be AccreditedMetropolitan Community College, the new locally run community college replacing State Community College, expects to gain full accreditation from the North Central Association of...
Briefs
WORLDKENYAPolice Shoot, Kill Students Protesting Another Slaying Police in Kenya shot two university students to death Wednesday during a protest against the killing of another student a day earlier, authorities said. Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor...
Canucks Held to 8 Shots in Loss to Devils
Denis Pederson's power-play goal midway through the third period lifted visiting New Jersey to a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on Wednesday.The Canucks set a team futility record by managing just eight shots on goal in the game. Their previous low mark...
Car Auctioneers Back Dealer-Only Auctions Missouri Senate Committee Hears Testimony
Two St. Louis-area auctioneers said Wednesday that a law barring dealers from selling cars directly to the public at auctions should be enforced by the state Motor Vehicle Commission."The law is the law," said Errol "Dutch" Hauhe, who runs the St. Louis...
CBC Places Six on All-District Central Squad Solid Seniors Have Been Key to Cadets' Success Past 2 Years
Take away the last two state champions -- Hazelwood Central and Hazelwood East -- and the CBC Cadets perhaps have had the most success of any St. Louis-area football team over the two-year period."I think that should be attributed to this senior class,"...
Choke Job in Chicago Says Lot about Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers head for the next town saying it was just one game, blaming the loss on their youth because they don't want to consider the alternative. Not in mid-December, anyway, not with two-thirds of the season still ahead of them."As a young...
Christmas Gifts (but No Ties) the Blues Could Really Use
As Blues fans know, this is the season of giving.Teams that can't buy a victory can expect a present at Kiel Center, compliments of the home team.Visitors who arrive empty-handed, like Adam Creighton and Gino Odjick, leave with souvenir pucks from their...
Christmas on Ice: Holiday Show Features a Skating Mrs. Claus
Cindy Gustafson's gift from Santa last year was a new lease on life via a pair of ice skates.Gustafson, 39, started skating lessons in March in an effort to regain her strength after the birth of her fourth child.Gustafson took to the ice in the time...
Computer Stocks Put Market on High Road
Stocks climbed for a second day Wednesday, as semiconductor, computer and software stocks soared."Technology has the best growth prospects of probably any area of the market over the next three years," said Robert Finch, a money manager at Aeltus Investment...
Concert Previews
Suzanne Vegaw/New World Spirits, 8 tonight at Mississippi NightsBarely a trace of Vega's folkie past survives on her audacious new release, "Nine Objects of Desire." Gone are the socially conscious ballads such as "Luka," from her second, and best-known...
Construction Set for Bypass on Saline Road
As Jefferson County grows, so must its roads. One example: a portion of the new Highway M was opened for travel Wednesday.Now, county officials are preparing for a project that has been talked about for years to help motorists traveling on Saline Road...
Conwell's Jammed Finger Becomes Season-Ender
Ernie Conwell's season is over, and he still can't believe it."Who would have imagined that a jammed finger would turn into three surgeries, and missing four games because of it?" Conwell said. "Unbelievable."Conwell was settling in as the Rams' starting...
Copper Mountain Resort Sold to Intrawest
Copper Mountain Inc., a Colorado ski resort owned by trusts of the family of St. Louis businessman P.A. "Tony" Novelly, will become part of Intrawest Corp., one of North America's largest operators of ski resorts.Intrawest announced the deal Wednesday....
Council Again Votes to Set Up Election Members Reject 2 Candidates from Moeller to Fill Vacancy
The St. Charles City Council has passed another resolution setting a special election to fill the vacancy in the 10th Ward but not before rebuffing Mayor Bob Moeller's attempt to fill the office by appointment.The council Tuesday voted 9-1 to set a special...
Council Drops Dispute with Church over Parking Lot
A recent court ruling that went against Ladue convinced the Kirkwood City Council to give up a dispute that goes back 18 years between the city and Kirkwood Baptist Church.But the council also thought it was time for some healing and time for a conflict...
Cut-Your-Own Guy Pines for Polypropylene
TO ME, nothing says Christmas like a 5-foot-tall chunk of green polyvinyl chloride decorated with taillight-red lights, a $1.98 garland and a couple of spray-cans of fake snow, the vague smell of heat-resistant thermo-plastics wafting throughout the...
Day by Day
TODAYPETER PAN - The musical "Peter Pan," adapted from James Barrie's play, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. by the Mid American Theatre Company at St. Charles County Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville. The production will feature...
Deadly Sleep Disorder Is Apnea, Not Obesity
Dear Abby: I am a physician who specializes in patients with sleep disorders. The dramatic letter you printed concerning a 32-year-old man who died in his sleep of morbid obesity should be very interesting to all of us.The death, of course, is tragic....
Deck the Halls Weir House-Museum Is Site of Christmas Exhibit
The Madison County Historical museum in Edwardsville is the site of the "Recalling Christmas Past Exhibit" this month.tThe building that houses the museum is called the Weir House and was built by John Weir in 1839. The building, at 715 North Main Street,...
Developers Converge on City Hall Wellness Center, Theater Get Preliminary Approval
Creve Coeur could become the home of a wellness center, a facility that combines a hospital's physical-therapy sessions with the activities of a fitness center.It also may get its third movie theater, a 12-screen facility with stadium seating for 2,150...
Display Lights Up Holiday Season One Million Bulbs Twinkle in Alton's Rock Spring Park
What is the electric bill?That is the most frequently asked question by visitors who drive through the "Celebration of Christmas" light display in Alton's Rock Spring Park.Since its opening in December 1992, more than 150,000 people have toured the "Celebration...
Dressy Gifts: Try Fashion Books to Drape on Coffee Table
IF SOMEONE on your holiday gift list has a passion for fashion, consider giving one of the one-size-fits-all coffee-table books devoted to the quest to look one's best.Sometimes in fashion, what's old is new. So, some of tomorrow's trends might be found...
`Early Edition' Success Was Never in Forecast
IN CBS' "Early Edition," a Chicago stockbroker has the ability to change the future because every morning he mysteriously receives the next day's edition of the newspaper.But the executive producer and the star of the quirky fantasy weren't able to predict...
Erosion of $4 Million Estate Pits Family against Lawyer
When Monroe County land developer George Reeves died in 1979, he left an estate valued at more than $4 million.His family says it has dwindled to nothing and blames the estate's attorney, Michael V. Frierdich. Frierdich denies any wrongdoing. He says...
European Nations Scrutinize Merger Boeing-Mcdonnell Deal Brings Competition Fears
The antitrust investigation into Boeing Co.'s merger with McDonnell Douglas Corp. will go international next month when European trade officials start their inquiry.The European Union's trade panel will scrutinize the $13.9 billion deal because of concern...
European Union Will Accept Corn Genetically Altered to Fight Pests
The European Union said Wednesday that its 15 member nations could accept corn that is genetically engineered to fight certain pests.The immediate beneficiary is Ciba-Geigy, a Swiss drug and chemical conglomerate, which has been seeking EU approval for...
Faceless Missouri Jerks to 77-56 Win
It's not that University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart wants to use a berserk, disjointed, punitive substitution pattern.It's just that, well, he has to.Or so the curious and visibly uptight Stewart said after Mizzou trudged to a 77-56 victory over...
FBI Charges Veteran Agent with Spying
In a move that rocked the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the agency arrested one of its career supervisory agents Wednesday on charges that he sold government secrets to the Soviet Union in the late 1980s and, more recently, to FBI undercover investigators...
Filing Opens for Board Spots
Candidates began filing for school board offices in St. Charles County's four school districts Tuesday, the first day for filing.In the Fort Zumwalt School District, the three-year terms of board President Doyle Stokes and board member Ron Entwistle...
Fraudulent Contractor Dodges Judgment
Q:As the owner of an advertising agency, I recently presented a program to a prospective client. He reviewed the contract and said his wife, who owns the company, needed to review, approve and sign the contract before any work was to be done.A few days...
`Friend' Begs, Borrows, Turns out a Con Artist
Dear Ann Landers: For over 10 years, I have helped a friend through every kind of trauma you can imagine. I have always been there for her.Two years ago, "Myrna" asked to borrow $3,000 for a sure-fire investment to help her get back on her feet. I told...
Girls Teams Put on a Show Worthy of the Shootout
The first three quarters of the Incarnate Word-Mater Dei matchup at the KMOX/Coca-Cola Shootout last week probably was an opportune time to visit the concession stand.Two of the preseason's top teams were doing battle in an epic disaster. Fans were carrying...
Grip Getting a Handel Famed Oratorio Presents a Slippery Set of Challenges for Performers - and Listeners
Those who perform Handel's oratorio "Messiah" are bedeviled by a trinity of problems, none of them, of course, the composer's fault. There is its accursed overfamiliarity: amateur and professional performances, sing-alongs, gospel versions, and elevator...
Harris Gets Greedy, but That Fits Bill for Slu Forward Steps Up, Asks for Ball in Win over Murray State
It may be the holiday season, but Jeff Harris nevertheless decided 'tis better to receive than to give."I've been too lenient about demanding the ball at certain times in the game," said Harris, St. Louis U.'s senior forward and undisputed team leader."I...
Hear Here
Matter Of TimeThe Hi-Pointe, 1001 McCausland Avenue, is seeking an extension of its operating hours to remain open unitl 3 a.m. (the bar now closes at 1:30 a.m.) The decision's in the hands of the liquor license folks, who will decide on the matter in...
Heh-Heh: A Beavis and Butt-Head Primer the Boys Do the Movies, American Style
Huh-huh, huh, huh-huh, huh-huh, huh-huh. Um, Beavis. Our movie opens this month. That's, like, cool.""Yeah Butt-head. Heh-heh, heh-heh, heh-heh, heh-heh. Our movie doesn't suck. It rules."For fans of the dangerously dumb duo, the wait is over. "Beavis...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Here's Some Cold Comfort: This Too Shall Pass Temperatures to Go All the Way Up to Freezing by Saturday
Button up against the frigid cold another two days. But for all the bluster and nip, this shall pass soon.Today's high is forecast to reach only into the mid-teens, with a low below 10 before dawn. Friday, the high will be in the low 20s. But foreca...
Heroic, Noble Acts Earn Student Awards
"This is movie stuff," KMOV (Channel 4) newscaster Julius Hunter said breathlessly.He described how Shirley Manley, 16, got down on her knees to comfort her school bus driver after the woman was assaulted and thrown off her seat by a would-be hijacker...
He's Stuck with Lemon - and Payments
Q: I bought a car two years ago from a used-car dealer, who sold my contract to a finance company. I have made all my payments to that company. The car never worked right. I argued with the dealer for several months, but then the dealer went out of business.Although...
High School Students Suggest Ways to Ease Financial Crunch
Students at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School have come up with a dozen ways to raise money to help the financially stressed school district.The ideas include seeking donations for picking up trash in neighborhoods, raffles and even doubling prices...
High School to Cut about 12 Teachers Maplewood-Richmond Heights District Struggles with $1.2 Million Shortfall
About a dozen teachers - 35 percent of the teachers at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School - learned Wednesday that their jobs will be eliminated as of Jan. 18, teachers said.A couple of secretaries and a couple of custodians also will be let go at...
Hogtying a Pig Farmer
Forget for a minute that the debate in Black Jack was over pigs and their stench, and think instead of the larger issue of whether suburban sprawl should be allowed to encroach on family farms.St. Louis County Circuit Judge Daniel J. O'Toole sided with...
Homefront This Week: Blues and Reggae
Sad Stories Behind The Blues"Mean Disposition" (Genes) is one of those blues albums that sustains its intense connection in that each of the 11 songs hits like shots of tequila, only with a longer aftershock. It ranks with vintage Howlin' Wolf, and is...
Hoops Border War Should Border on Fantastic
Deck the halls with balls and baskets, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la la.The rivalries will be fantastic, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la la la.We're not talking about gymnastics, fal-la-la-la ... OK, enough of that. The holiday season is a lot of things to a lot of...
Hospital Touts New Cancer Treatment Facility
For many cancer patients in Jefferson County, the only choice for radiation treatment is an hour away in St. Louis. In some cases, that means traveling the two-hour round trip from their homes several times a week.Last week, Jefferson Memorial Hospital...
How Big Is Too Big?
Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp., the nation's only producers of commercial aircraft and two of its biggest military contractors, are merging to build a stronger company to compete with the new giant on the block, Lockheed Martin Corp. Lockheed-Martin...
In Case You Missed It Keenan and the Boys Stage Their Own Drama Behind the Bench during Blues Games
A while back, the Blues lost to Florida 3-1 on a Saturday night at Kiel Center.(Little did we know it was a slump-starter - the Blues have lost 4-3,3-0,4-1 and 8-0 at Kiel since then.)Beyond Jim Campbell's goal and some fabulous saves by Grant Fuhr,...
Incoming Chief of Staff Names Advisers Clinton Plans to Announce Four Cabinet Posts Friday
PRESIDENT Bill Clinton revamped the upper reaches of his White House staff Wednesday, replacing a cadre of campaign heroes with newly promoted advisers loyal to incoming chief of staff Erskine Bowles.As the president turned his focus to four remaining...
Index
Their very beings call attention to themselves, the way they cavort and travel in packs. They even wear special colors and outfits. My friends and I nicknamed them: Skirts and Shirts and Socks and Hats.Maybe they don't mean to intimidate those of us...
It's a Wonderful Archetype
The Comedy Central cable network recently announced that it was shelving plans to broadcast a parody overdub of the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life" (which is airing untampered on NBC this Saturday at 7 p.m.).In the parody version, George Bailey...
It's Crystal Clear: Advice Sometimes Is Unfortunate
EVERYBODY who believes in free enterprise and freedom of speech," Slats Grobnik declared, "ought to be speaking up about what these tinhorn politicians are doing to people like my Aunt Wanda."Your Aunt Wanda? Wasn't she the strange fortuneteller who...
Judge Oks Export of Encryptions Says Restrictions Violate First Amendment
Government restrictions on the export of computer encryption programs are an unconstitutional interference with freedom of speech, a federal judge decided in a ruling made public Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled in favor of an Illinois...
Just Another `Melrose' Monday
Sydney got dumped a again a after a one-night stand with a married man.Billy gave romantic advice to Alison, his former fiance.Michael is served with divorce papers from a terminally ill Kimberly as he is making out with Megan, the prostitute Kimberly...
Keep It Simple, Mom and Dad If You Really Want to Direct Holiday Home Videos, Here Are Some Tips from an Expert
Nothing brings out the Hollywood director in parents like that ultimate family photo op, Christmas morning.Following a few simple tips can spell the difference between posterity remembering you as another bumbling Ed Wood or a brilliant, small-time Mar...
Knicks' Winning Streak Snapped by Pistons
Lindsey Hunter scored 22 of his season-high 28 points in the first half and Detroit cruised to a 112-78 victory over New York on Wednesday night in Auburn Hills, Mich. That snapped the Knicks' seven-game winning streak.Grant Hill had his first triple-double...
Levy Hoping to Motivate His Bills before Sunday
The way Marv Levy was talking, one would think the Buffalo Bills had won their last three games, not lost them.The 71-year-old coach was trying to pull his team from the dumps Wednesday by somehow putting a positive spin on a three-game losing strea...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale generally is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action...
Mac Employees Deal with Fear of Unknown
Facing the unknown is the tough part for many McDonnell Douglas Corp. employees, even if they are optimistic that Boeing Co.'s proposed buyout of their company would be for the best.Some who work at McDonnell's corporate headquarters or in administr...
Madison County Warms to Metrolink
Madison County officials ended years of avoiding any involvement in MetroLink by voting on Wednesday to begin preliminary studies to bring a route into their territory.Meanwhile, in neighboring St. Clair County, officials signed an agreement that clears...
Man Freed from North Korea Found Shot in Apparent Suicide
An American freed from North Korea last month after having been jailed for three months as a spy was found dead at a ramshackle hotel Wednesday after shooting himself in the head with a .357-caliber Magnum, authorities said.The man, Evan C. Hunziker,...
Man Pleasers: What to Do When He's Hard to Buy For
WHAT DO MEN want for Christmas?Well, it depends on the man. And there's no better proof of the complexity of a man's tastes than to look at the variations between men's departments at fancy clothing stores, electronics outlets, golf shops or hardware...
Mayors Wary of Cuts to Balance Budget Tell Clinton They Want `Targeted' Reductions
President Bill Clinton's pledge to make balancing the budget the top priority of his second term is starting to hurt.While Clinton has described the elimination of deficits by 2002 as "easily achievable," those who will be forced to bear the pain in...
Mayor Withdraws Support for Lambert Plan While Noise Issue Unresolved
Mayor Robert L. Moeller says he will oppose the westward expansion plan for Lambert Field unless key issues involving noise over St. Charles are addressed."Until these problems are addressed, I'm withdrawing my support" for the expansion plan, Moeller...
Mix-and-Match Look Takes over Activewear
IN THE OPULENT 1980s, dressing for a workout was a workout in itself."Your scrunchy had to match your socks and everything else in your outfit," recalls Juli McCammon, who has been teaching fitness classes for 12 years.Only a perfectly coordinated ensemble...
Morning Briefing
GM To Retire Geo Name; Cars Will Be ChevysSeven years after General Motors Corp. created the Geo brand to entice import buyers, the automaker is dropping the name, but will continue to sell the Metro, Prizm and Tracker as Chevrolets.Chevrolet General...
Most 96 Rams Signed for '97 Which Brings Up the Question: Is This Good News or Bad News?
Depending on how you feel about the future of the Rams, this is a good news/bad news story.The good news? Twenty of the 22 Rams starters are under contract for the 1997 season.For the pessimists in the crowd - and you know who you are - here's the bad...
Movie Notes
Every year, the National Film Preservation Board adds another 25 films to the list of the National Film Registry, and every year, the list gets more and more questionable. This year, the board's selections hit new lows in irrelevancy.Overseen by the...
Msd Again Targets Odor at Lemay Site Agency Oks More Funds to Try to Find Solution
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will spend $1.2 million on the next phase of an odor-control program at its Lemay treatment plant.The trustees appropriated the money last week. It will be used to pay TGB Inc. of St. Louis, the lowest of six...
Music/album Reviews
A Place In The WorldMary Chapin Carpenter (Columbia)Country may have been the first to claim Mary Chapin Carpenter as part of its sisterhood, but over the years the singer-songwriter has proved her music defies genre-fication. She's built a solid career...
Music and Media
White Rabbit As White Whale"We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold." Hunter S. Thompson, inventor of the highly personal "gonzo journalism," published "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" in 1971. The...
Music / Road Report & Upcoming
Chicago Tribune(Dateline: West Allis, Wis., Aug. 6, 1996):Despite beefed-up security, a dozen teen-age girls and a guard were injured when about 100 screaming fans rushed the stage during a concert at State Fair Park just west of Milwaukee. The rhythm-and-blues...
Music with a Message Kwanzaa Expo's Roster Runs the Gamut from Romantic Grooves to Powerful Rap
Kwanzaa, the holiday, is an em powering, unifying concept drawn from its literal Swahili meaning of "first fruits" a the first crops coming out of the ground.This weekend's Kwanzaa Holiday Expo, meanwhile, is expected to do some empowering and unifying...
New City Efforts to Fight Teen Drinking
Despite heavy media attention on drug use by teen-agers, the most widely abused substance among our young people continues to be alcohol. The most recent statistics available show that twice as many kids report having drunk alcohol as having used marijuana,...
No Xs and Os for Coach K Blues Boss Has Unusual Coaching Strategies
The silent treatment. That's what coach Mike Keenan sometimes gives his team on the bench.Blues players past and present have said this routinely happens on Keenan's bench. The Blues make a mistake, or give up a bad goal, or aren't trying hard enough,...
Off-Court Problems Continue to Nag at Purdue Basketball
Gene Keady has had his share of joy in 16 seasons as Purdue's basketball coach. Keady's teams have:Won six Big Ten Conference championships, including the last three in succession.Averaged 21.8 wins a season. Averaged 26.7 wins during the three consecutive...
(Old) Christmas Dreams Toys of the Past That Were on Must-Have List
IN this year's mad rush to find Tickle Me Elmo or Nintendo 64 to put under the tree for those kids of yours, it might help to remember Christmases Past, when these things were the stuff of Christmas dreams for once-upon-a-time children, maybe even you.Davy...
Old Dominion Stuns Top-Ranked Stanford
Nyree Roberts led four Old Dominion players in double figures with 19 points Tuesday night in Norfolk, Va., and the No. 4 Lady Monarchs stunned top-ranked Stanford 83-66, ending the Cardinal's nine-game winning streak.Ticha Penichiero and Clarisse Machanguana...