St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 15, 1997

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A Good ReadOther literary events have come and gone, but the River Styx Poetry Series at Duff's Restaurant has held firm, showcasing some of the best writers in the region. This year's series kicks off with Jason Summers, author of the new book "Other...
14,000 Flock to Central Park for 'Nice Send-Off' for Diana
Thousands gathered Sunday in Central Park for a memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales, in the city where she made headlines for both her charity work and her style.An estimated 14,000 people converged on the park's North Meadow for the first...
2 Military Planes Are Feared Lost 33 aboard U.S., German Aircraft That Vanished off African Coast
U.S. and German military planes with 33 people on board were reported missing off the coast of southern Africa on Sunday amid indications they had crashed into the Atlantic, perhaps after a collision.The South African air force said a voice calling for...
2 Military Planes Are Feared Lost 33 on U.S., German Aircraft
U.S. and German military planes with 33 people on board were reported missing off the coast of southern Africa on Sunday amid indications they had collided and crashed into the Atlantic.The South African air force said a signal received from a life jacket...
2nd Medical Opinion? Try 2nd Option 'Miracles' Author Advises Seeking Multiple Solutions
PULITZER Prize-winning author Gregory White Smith recoiled in horror on the December day in 1986 that he was told he had an inoperable brain tumor. A doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., gave him three months to live.What to do?Smith returned...
360 Degrees of Sparkle New Case Allows All Sides of Hope Diamond to Be Seen
Surrounded by proud curators and nervous security men, the famed Hope Diamond, all 45.52 carats of it, traveled 75 paces to its new home on Sunday."Isn't it great? Isn't it great?" said curator Jeffrey Post, who is in charge of the Smithsonian Institution's...
500 St. Louisans Offer Diana a 'Final Goodbye'
Leigh Holmes' eyes stayed dry until the bells at the end of a worship service Sunday evening at Christ Church Cathedral to commemorate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.Then she took off her glasses and cried."This was the final goodbye," Holmes said....
52nd U.N. General Assembly to Set Sights on Reform It Is `the Most Important Issue Before' Us, Annan Says
The 52nd annual General Assembly session that opens Tuesday will spend much of its time overhauling the U.N. machinery, nine months after choosing Kofi Annan as secretary-general.Annan, a Ghanaian diplomat, and his senior aides have drafted a package...
Abold Proves He's Gold in Silver Crown Series
Winning another race in the U.S. Auto Club Silver Crown Series should help convince Pat Abold that he really belongs in a race with guys he's been watching on television."TV makes them seem bigger than life," Abold said. "This is a great victory. It...
Aces Lose a Squeaker, Search for Silver Lining
The Aces lost their second World TeamTennis match in three days Sunday at Dwight Davis Tennis Center. But Jack Levitt didn't have to look any further than his club's route to the championship last season for a reason to be optimistic.The New York OTBzz,...
Actions of Two Republican Women Spark Some Turmoil in Party Ranks
IN A STATE Capitol dominated by Democratic men, the biggest newsmakers last week were two Republican women: state Auditor Margaret Kelly and state Sen. Betty Sims.In both cases, their actions left some state GOP leaders stunned and dismayed - although...
A Partnership for Downtown
Downtown St. Louis Inc. has come to a moment of reckoning. It now holds the view (a view some have had all along) that it had become little more than a boosterish chamber of commerce that was out of touch, out of the loop and out of ideas.No more.The...
Appointment of Advocate of Hunting Sparks Flap Mayor, Aldermen Clash over Conservation Panel
A man who believes that hunters should be allowed to kill 200 deer in Town and Country, to thin out a wildlife population that has become a nuisance for residents and motorists, was appointed to the Conservation Commission last week, despite opposition...
Appointment of Third Director Delayed to Expand Applications
The two directors of the Chesterfield Fire Protection District have decided to postpone appointing a third director until they make sure residents of the district have a chance to apply for the job.The decision was made after an apparent stalemate between...
Area's School Districts Are Seeking Voters' Help
Population growth in parts of the Metro East area is sending school districts to the ballot box this fall in search of funding for building expansions in the Troy, Fairview Heights and Waterloo areas.Major bond-issue proposals for construction of new...
Are Bucs on the Verge of Joining NFL Powers?
Just in case you were overloaded with so much Tuna Bowl hype you thought there was only one game being played in the NFL this weekend, we offer proof that there is more to Week 3 than just Jets-Patriots:OK, it's still early, but what were the chances...
Attorney's Letter Angers Some on Council
Some Berkeley City Council members are furious with City Attorney Elbert Walton Jr. for sending a letter to the St. Louis County Election Board to call for the Democratic election director's dismissal."He had no authority to do that," Berkeley Councilman-at-Large...
Basic Marinara Sauce Does Triple Duty
LIFE'S MOST hectic moments are often hard to anticipate. But there are times when we know we're likely to feel ambushed - the week school starts, for example, or the week when a big project is due.When you know you're about to hit a Desperate Week, it's...
Bell Making His Move, Impressing la Russa
Once virtually invisible, David Bell seems to be everywhere you look for the Cardinals.He started at shortstop Sunday, moved to third base in a seventh-inning double switch, then trotted over to play second base in another double switch. His versatility...
Big Debates Loom over School Issues
AS CHILDREN RETURN to school this fall, fights are brewing in Congress over ideas for improving their education.Congress passed tax cuts and tax credits for education without much fuss a couple of months ago. That was the easy part. Now, more contro...
Board Votes 4-2 to OK YMCA Child-Care Pact
In a 4-2 vote, the Parkway School Board approved an agreement between the YMCA and the Parkway School District to provide before- and after-school care for children.Board members Kent Friedman and Richard Wells voted against the agreement. Both expressed...
Board Votes to Accept Ruling on Greenhouses
Officials in Des Peres have decided that they will not appeal a recent decision by a circuit judge that the municipality must allow Jost Greenhouses to continue growing perennials outside its greenhouses.The board of aldermen voted 4-2 last week to accept...
Bonnie Brayshaw Animals' Ills Cured with Affection; They Give Back Much More, Insists Volunteer
Hopalong Cassidy Brayshaw is a pure-bred, 2-year-old, chocolate-brown Labrador retriever. His master, Bonnie Brayshaw, says Cassidy's expertise at working a room is unparalleled by any politician or matinee idol. Cassidy is comfortable leading a parade,...
Boone Valley Scores
Final scores with relation to par Sunday from the $1.3 million Boone Valley Classic on the 6,731-yard, par-72 Boone Valley Golf club:Hale Irwin $195,000 70-65-65-200 -16Gil Morgan $114,400 70-67-65-202 -14 John Bland ...
Brice Is Right for Most of Game, but Seventh Punt Is Bad News
Believe it or not, Will Brice was one punt away from his best day as a punter.He had a first-quarter touchback on a 43-yard kick, but the ball bounded high in the air at about the 10 and could have been downed deep in Denver territory.He had a 59-yarder...
Bruce's Hamstring Cuts out Again
Pro Bowl wide receiver Isaac Bruce said he had been patient with his injured hamstring, not pushing himself onto the field before it was ready to handle the game.He thought the hamstring was ready to go Sunday against Denver at Mile High Stadium. But...
Buccaneers Show They've Changed Their Colors 28-14
Forget all those jokes about the orange-sherbet uniforms for the losing-all-the-time Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Pewter Power is for real.Clad in their new subdued colors, the surprising Bucs are the only unbeaten team in the NFC after Sunday's 28-14 victory...
Buhner Blast Powers M's Past Toronto
Jay Buhner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied past the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Sunday and held their 5 1/2-game lead in the AL West.Ken Griffey Jr. failed to homer for the seventh straight game since reaching 50. Seattle...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSExclusives By CLB, a gallery of classic contemporary home furnishings and accessories, has opened at 8125 Maryland Avenue, Clayton, Mo. 63105, the former home of the Helen Wolff Gift Shop. Owners are Caryn and Marshall Burstein of CLB Design...
Calcutta Another Word for Poverty Up to 40% of People Are Living in Slums
Bijoy Mallick spent the morning after Mother Teresa's funeral like any other, scraping up rotting food from the streets of his slum in Calcutta to feed his family's pigs."I travel two hours with this pushcart every day to collect the waste," the teen-ager...
Cards, Aybar Get Up off Mat Redbirds Hang on, Make Big Inning Pay off in Win
Sunday's chance for a Cardinals victory seemed rather bleak as pitcher Manny Aybar, his head hanging, stood atop the Busch Stadium mound. The San Diego Padres had the bases loaded, Aybar hadn't yet gotten a batter out in the fifth inning, the Cards trailed...
Carrots Add Sweetness, Body
CARROTS ARE seldom in the limelight although they deserve to be. These hard-working members of the vegetable kingdom contribute sweetness and body to salads, soups, stews and countless other dishes.HnA Carrots, like onions, are also strong in aromatic...
Charges Filed against 3 Men, One Woman in Drug Scheme
Charges against three men and one woman suspected of setting up a methamphetamine lab in north St. Charles County were issued late Thursday, after the 20-hour hold on one of the men had expired.On Friday, Clay C. Goldacker, 30, of Maryland Heights, remained...
City Council to Distribute $27,600 in Group Grants
The St. Charles City Council is using a combination of federal and local money to contribute $52,600 to charitable and nonprofit groups in the community.The council agreed last week to dispense $27,600 from an account within its budget that is set aside...
Collinsville to Become a `Small World'
The Italians are coming to Collinsville and Mickey is too, this Friday and Saturday for the 14th Anniversary Italian Fest.This Main Street event is held in a three-block area downtown that draws more than 100,000 paisanos and friends each fall. The two-day...
Comment about 'Caller I.D.' Prompts Fire-Agency Flap
St. Charles County Councilman Carl Bearden, R-7th District, wrote in a news release last week that the private agency that dispatches all fire and ambulance vehicles in the county is not equipped with "caller I.D." - the equipment that displays a 911...
Council Member Urges Scrutiny of Umsl's Effect on Area
Normandy City Council member Alice D. Williams, 1st Ward, says it's time to find out what effect the University of Missouri at St. Louis is having on Normandy and its residents.At last week's meeting of the City Council, Williams asked that the univ...
County Municipal League Established
Meeting in Arnold City Hall, representatives of 10 cities and towns have voted to approve a mission statement and a set of bylaws for the new Jefferson County Municipal League. The vote was unanimous.John Knobloch, mayor of Pevely, said, "This is the...
Couscous Is a Fast Base
WHEN PAULA WOLFERT introduced many Americans to couscous in the early '70s, she assumed that cooks would be preparing some of the exotic Moroccan recipes in her landmark book, "Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco" (Perennial Library, 1987; original...
Dancer Gregory Hines Taps into New Acting Role
GREGORY Hines glides onto television tonight, showing as much grace as he does on a dance floor."The Gregory Hines Show" (7:30 p.m. on Channel 4), one of the small delights of the new television season, gets a preview as part of CBS' strong Monday night...
Demolition of Bridge Still Months Away
It is common knowledge that the Missouri Department of Transportation is taking steps to demolish the old Highway 115 Bridge over the Missouri River.Unfortunately for St. Charles officials and merchants in the area, that's all they know."They've told...
Desegregation Debate : Money's on the Table for a Solution Now
Some very divisive rhetoric has been used in the past few weeks to distract us from our primary goal - educating our children. Today, I am making a public offer to reinvest more than $300 million in our city's schools.The court has ordered the parties...
Desegregation Debate : Process Needs Time to Work
When Judge George Gunn appointed me settlement coordinator for the quarter-century-old St. Louis school desegregation case, he requested that negotiations be kept confidential. He hoped that by doing so, discussions might be more frank and that the children...
Destined to Bake Goodies
IF CATHY PROFETA had her way, she would be baking every night.Her love of baking, she says, dates back to her childhood in the mountain town of Johnsburg, Pa."I can remember when I was 4 or 5, I would sit on a stool in our kitchen and watch my mother...
Don't Hedge Bets - IRS Will Collect
Q. I know (from reading your columns) about your explanation of the IRS regulations for gambling winnings and losses. For starters, you pointed out that my declarable income for tax year 1997 includes all of my winnings from lotteries, horses, cards,...
Dream of B & B Grows as Bank Account Shrinks
When Jim and Sandy Belote purchased the Beall Mansion on Twelfth Street last November, they planned to have it opened as a bed and breakfast by May.By July, they were both beginning to wonder if the renovation work would ever be finished.And by August,...
Easy Marinara Sauce Dresses Up Zucchini Parmesan
LIFE'S MOST hectic moments are often hard to anticipate. How can we plan when the deepest desperation seems to blindside us?But there are predictable times when we know we're likely to feel ambushed. What about the week school starts or the week when...
Eat in or Order out? Jeanne Jones Has a Fast Answer
WHEN THE harried cook faces that moment of truth - whether to cook or order out - it's a good idea to have the latest cookbook by Jeanne Jones in plain sight.Stop before you dial, Jones says. "There are lots of products I call emergency products," says...
Elway the Right Way for Broncos
Everybody wanted a piece of John Elway. They pushed and prodded their way toward Denver's longtime star quarterback, groping for a piece of the man.And that was the media.Once again putting the Denver crowd - and the Broncos' unwitting opponents - in...
End of Tif Gravy Train May Be Near
Too bad Gov. Mel Carnahan didn't declare a moratorium on all tax increment financing plans while the Missouri Legislature sorts out the mess during its special session.The good reforms put forth in this session, particularly in the Senate bill, won't...
Essex Products Move to Racetrack, Road
They may not live for Saturday nights at Tri-City Speedway, but Essex Industries executives are among the legions of Americans who have discovered the joys of motor sports.The company's drive to diversify from its base in the defense business has steered...
Fall Treat: Caramel Apple Pie
A FTER SPOTTING a caramel-apple pie at a farmers market recently, I couldn't get it out of mind until I went home and tried to duplicate it. fmpblfhitlcmhtuadbspwFor my version, I started with a favorite recipe for apple pie. After the pie was baked,...
FEMA Tussle Local Illinois Officials Hope Measure Will Save 2 `Flood' Buildings Scheduled for Demolition
THEY WITHSTOOD the 1993 floods, but two buildings that sit across the Illinois River from each other may not avoid the wrecker's ball.Local officials say the buildings are still usable. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency has the former bank...
Feminization of Our Culture: Let's Have a Good Cry
Academic feminism has become so outlandish as to be unsatirizable. There are respected academics in women's studies departments and elsewhere who argue that Jane Austen was a lesbian, that Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an anthem to rape, that mathematics...
Fish, Fish and More Fish: `Ikes' Celebrate 75 Years
In a year when one of the nation's largest, most respected citizen conservation organizations celebrates its diamond anniversary, the Missouri chapter is still something of a diamond in the rough. Already valuable and solid, it still has facets yet to...
Flock of Blackbirds, Starlings Fouls Town
The trees are loaded with them. Their singing is anything but harmonious. And don't even mention the mess they leave behind.The culprits? Thousands of redwing blackbirds and starlings that call a six-block area of this city their home."I've never seen...
Forget the Shrink; Try Cheesecake Therapy
HE: What a great-looking cheesecake! I think I'll have a piece with my coffee.SHE: Touch one crumb and die!HE: Why do you always make cheesecake when that group you call "the girls" is coming over? Why not macaroons or gingerbread or oatmeal cookies?...
Fresh Idea Provisions Gathers Gourmet Goodies, Rustic Bread, Prepared Foods and More in an Upscale `Meal Market'
MAYBE YOU'RE IN NEED OF A LITTLE SHRIMP RISOTTO, A COPPER BOWL, A LOAF OF KALAMATA OLIVE BREAD, A MARTINI SHAKER, CHOCOLATE-COVERED FORTUNE COOKIES, A TRIVET FOR YOUR TEAPOT AND A JAR OF WATERMELON JELLY. OH, AND PICKLED BABY CARROTS.You'll find all...
Fund Supermarkets Are Big Hit with Small Investors
In 1992, Charles Schwab & Co. introduced the first mutual fund supermarket, OneSource, offering unhindered access to competing fund families without the hassle of dealing with multiple companies.At the time, OneSource offered just 86 funds from eight...
Gibson Overcomes Nerves of Steele
Mark Gibson said it best after leading one lap and winning the Gateway ARCA 125 Sunday afternoon before 10,000 people at Gateway International Raceway in Madison."Good things come to those who wait," said Gibson, 40 of Auburn, Ga. "I guess this was my...
Group of Teens Helps Dakotans Mop Up; Gain Flood of Insight
When five students at Affton High School decided they wanted to help people, they got serious about it last month and went to Grand Forks, N.D., to aid the flood cleanup.Students Amy Garvey, 18, and Beth Clawson, Danielle Howard, Nichole Auer and Meghan...
Growth Industry: Moving Inmates over Road but Enforcement Officials Worry about Escapes, Public Safety and Drivers' Training
A COLLECTION OF murderers, car thieves, bank robbers and rapists cruises through Colorado Springs on Interstate 25, air conditioning on high and the radio playing.The van they are in stops at a fast-food restaurant, but they are not on a crime rampage....
Guiding Principal Sister Ann Leaves `Mqp' Helm
Most everyone can recall a teacher who left a permanent mark on the psyche. Sometimes it's an engraved memory you could do without. More often - happily - it's someone like Ann Sullivan.One of the things she did at the Mary Queen of Peace School in Webster...
Have You Stumbled across Any Questions?
"Curious people are interesting people. Why is that?"Bill MaherI remember hating it when some self-important professor would start the semester by making this proclamation: "The challenge is not to find the right answers; the challenge is to ask the...
Health News
CELL RESEARCHGene Is Breast Cancer SafeguardA new study sheds light on the mystery of how a gene called BRCA1 protects against breast cancer. BRCA1 is best known for what happens when women inherit a defective version of it. They run a high risk of breast...
Here's a Success Story Built on Good Relations
For a good company profile - and insight into what the service industry can aspire to - get a cup of coffee and read the new book by Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive of Starbucks Coffee.But be prepared to throw out that cup of cheap, light-roasted...
Highlights
SAME SONG, DIFFERENT VERSERemember all that static about how Jeff George has matured now that he is Oakland's quarterback? How the guy who threw temper-tantrums on the sidelines, who was accused of being selfish, was a new man?Well, by George, he was...
High Turnout Reported at Bosnian Polls Envoy Says Country Is Hungry for Democracy
Overcoming fears of violence, Bosnians flooded polling stations Sunday to vote in local elections that could alter the divided country's ethnic map.The unexpectedly high turnout in weekend voting forced election organizers to open additional polling...
Holyfield: Boxing's Last Great Gladiator?
Maybe somebody like him will come along, but Evander Holyfield might be boxing's last gladiator, the last one who seems to enjoy the fight for the fight."As a kid," the boxing public's heavyweight champion was saying, "I always wanted to be good at something,...
Illinois Tightens Monitoring of Bus Drivers
Every week, more than 900,000 children across Illinois depend on big yellow buses as a safe, easy way to get to and from school.But a new state clearinghouse has found that some school bus drivers - and applicants for driving jobs - have habits that...
Injured Bills Can't Kick about Lost Weekend
St. Louis U. soccer coach Bob Warming made three changes to his starting lineup Sunday.Then he kept players coming on and off the field all game in search of the right combination to spark some offense in his ailing Billikens.But it looks as if the only...
Inside the Game
CHIEFS 22, BILLS 16Hero: Mark McMillian, who intercepted a Buffalo pass in the KC end zone with six seconds left.Turning Point: Elvis Grbac threw a 1-yard TD strike to Tony Richardson to break a tie with 6:55 left, but the extra-point try was blocked...
Ira Backers Urge Loyalists to Join Talks Thousands Rally, Issue Challenge
Several thousand Irish Republican Army supporters rallied in downtown Belfast on Sunday, challenging pro-British Protestant leaders to join them at the negotiating table this week.But the leader of the main Protestant party, David Trimble, refused to...
Irwin Carries the Water, and the Day, for Senior Title
As the ball sailed over the water, the large crowd encircling the 18th green at Boone Valley Golf Club oozed a nervous buzz.The emotion was a leftover, a natural reaction.They remembered last year, remembered the anticipation, remembered the horror of...
Israel to Return Millions in Revenue to the Palestinians Efforts to Cut Terrorism Spurs Gesture
Israel said Sunday that it would return half of the millions of dollars in Palestinian tax revenue that it was withholding. The move came as a "goodwill gesture" after Palestinian steps to curb terrorism.The action followed by two days a visit from Secretary...
Jet Fighter Crashes at Air Show; Houses Burn Stealth Plane Breaks Apart; Pilot Ok; Several Injured
An F-117 stealth fighter broke apart during an air show and crashed into a residential area, starting fires and causing about a dozen minor injuries on the ground. The pilot bailed out safely.The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. as the jet was making its...
Key Aide to Jiang Puts His Own Spin on Reforms Changes Don't Mean Privatization or Western Democracy, He Says
One of China's top ideologues put his own twist Sunday on China's decision to revolutionize state ownership, ruling out privatization or Western-style democracy in the world's biggest communist nation.Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin called for political...
Klinefelter's Syndrome: Extra Female Sex Gene
Dear Dr. Donohue: I would like to get some information about Klinefelter's syndrome. I am 55 years of age. When I started physical education classes in junior high school, I could see that I wasn't developing normally like the other boys. As an adult...
Land Mine Ban Is a Delusion
Last week saw an event even more surreal, if you can believe it, than the global convulsion over Diana: the convening of the Oslo Conference on an International Total Ban on Anti-Personnel Land Mines (ironically enough, Diana's latest and last cause).The...
`Law & Order' Prevails as Tv's Best Drama
Justice was finally done at the Emmys Sunday night, when NBC's "Law & Order," after five losses in five years, was named television's best drama."Amazing," creator Dick Wolf said when his show, which enjoyed the best ratings in its six-year history last...
Liability for Water-Main Break, Resultant Damage Still in Limbo
A Des Peres resident, municipal officials and the Missouri Department of Transportation agree on who broke the water main Aug. 29 on Ballas Road, but the question is who is liable for damages.The break happened when Schatz Underground Cable Co. used...
Life, Death Are Commercial, Too
Essex Industries Inc. is only nominally a manufacturing company.Its main business is life and death.Look beyond the more mundane items Essex turns out - valves, regulators and pumps - and you find a company whose products are vital to the safety of a...
Lone Stationer Marks Century in Business
How can a small, 100-year-old, family-owned stationery store survive in an era of category-killer chain stores?As Jesse Haggerty explains it, it helps if you own the building."If I had to pay rent, I don't know if I could make it," said the garrulous...
Louis J. Adamie, 83; Was `Mr. Scoreboard' in Big League Baseball Lore
Louis J. "Mr. Scoreboard" Adamie, a major league baseball scorekeeper in St. Louis for more than four decades, died Saturday (Sept. 13, 1997) at DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton after a long illness. He was 83.Mr. Adamie, of St. John, worked for both...
Low Restaurant Ratings
The following restaurants scored less than 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and less than 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and...
Merry Mex Puts Day in Perspective Trevino Persuades Graham Not to Fret over a Few Dollars
David Graham's frustration was rudely interrupted by his sidekick for the ride to Spirit of St. Louis Airport."How'd do you play?" yelled Lee Trevino, the Merry Mex, who was parked in front of a locker room TV set."Terrible," Graham muttered. "Forget...
Middle School Too Much for Child with Ad/hd
Dear Open Mind: My son has been diagnosed with a learning disability (LD) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). With medication and academic support, things went pretty well in elementary school. Last year he began middle school and we...
Monday Memo
It was Good Neighbor Day one fine day last week, and we missed it.Out in Idaho Falls, Idaho, a florist not only celebrates the day, but he gives away the store on that day.IAN WHIPPLE, owner of FLORAL ART, gave away 5,600 roses in bunches of 12, absolutely,...
Monday Night Brings out Best in Emmitt
If ever a stage was made for a player, it's Emmitt Smith and Monday night football.Smith has had five outstanding games on the NFL's showcase night. And he was on his way to a sixth last year against Chicago before he fell on his head and hurt his neck."I...
Morgan Rolls a 7 (under), but Cloud Nine Still Eludes Him
What's a body to do? Gil Morgan came into the final round of the Senior PGA Boone Valley Classic trailing the leaders by 2 strokes, knowing he'd have to shoot low.Seven strokes under par is pretty darn low . . ."But it wasn't low enough, that's for sure,"...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
RON BORGES of the Boston Globe tells us all we need to know about Saturday night's World Boxing Council elterweight title fight between HECTOR "MACHO" CAMACHO and OSCAR DE LA HOYA:"It wasn't Macho time Saturday night. It was quitting time."Hector `Macho'...
Numbers Crunch
Numbers CrunchLawrence Phillips, who rushed 13 times for 60 yards, has 257 yards rushing after three games. Last season after three games, Phillips had only 109 yards rushing. . . . Averaging 85.6 yards rushing per game, Phillips is on a pace to rush...
Nuns Pray and Sing in Tribute at Tomb of Mother Teresa
Sisters of Mother Teresa's order sang and prayed over her simple tomb Sunday, a quiet tribute to an unassuming woman, the day after the world said goodbye with an elaborate state funeral.About 100 nuns of the Missionaries of Charity gathered around the...
Officials Listing Tax-Supported Projects
Creve Coeur officials are preparing a list of projects that would be wholly or partly financed by a capital-improvements sales tax on the ballot Nov. 4.They hope to have the list ready within two weeks. The tax of one-half of 1 percent would raise $1.7...
On the Job
A formal objection: If you're an executive, get with the program on dress-down day. It defeats the purpose if the big bosses are showing up in full dress for success while he workers are dressed casually. "Executives are a little unapproachable when...
Oops: Let's Take Another Look at Retiree Tax Advice
Several eagle-eyed and carefully calculating readers have brought me back to an issue I first wrote about at the beginning of the summer: What's your true retirement tax rate?At that time, I alleged that most retirees had lower-than-expected tax rates,...
Our High-Tech Ways Pave Way for a Society of Voyeurs
If you think we have a problem with privacy-invading photographers today, just wait a few years. Technology is giving us all the opportunity to be paparazzi - and victims.We're already a world of voyeurs and hypocrites. Photographers would not swarm...
Out to Lunch
The Greek Gourmet721 North New Ballas RoadCreve Coeur 569-1001 ***** On the Menu: About 90 percent Greek dishes and "a little of the other," say cafeteria owners Nicky Antoniou and Paula Exarhou. Choose from salads, soups, sandwiches, pita dishes, entrees,...
Panel to Study Tif Proposal for Improving Shopping Center
Crestwood Mayor James Brasfield has appointed six members to a commission to study tax-increment financing for improvements to a shopping center west of Crestwood Plaza on Watson Road.The Board of Aldermen approved setting up a TIF commission last month....
Pen Pals of Prisoners Get Letters Filled with Fraud
Dear Abby: I work for the Department of Corrections in Arizona, and I have seen a practice started by many well-meaning ministers who encourage their congregations to write to prisoners. I understand their intentions are good, but they are unaware of...