St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 15, 1996

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23 Years? Say Skiddoo to Loveless Marriage
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married 23 years. He's 44 and I'm 43. We have a mortgage, several bills, no happiness, no kids. We have one dog whom he treats and talks to like a child, which embarrasses me.Our marriage is a sham. We do what's...
2 Alternate Lambert Expansion Plans Deserve Study, Panel Says
Editor's Note: This story was intended for publication Friday. A previously published article on Lambert Field was substituted by mistake.Members of the St. Charles County aviation advisory committee say two alternate plans for expanding Lambert Field...
3 Killed in Latest Israeli Air Raid 400,000 Have Fled Homes in Lebanon
Israeli aircraft flew 242 missions against guerrilla strongholds in Beirut and southern Lebanon on Sunday. At least 400,000 Lebanese have fled their homes in the four days of Israeli raids.Undaunted by Israel's aerial barrage, Hezbollah guerrillas fired...
500th Is One Goal That Eludes Anderson
When the Blues acquired Glenn Anderson from Edmonton on March 12, it seemed likely that the Blues would become the first team in National Hockey League history to have two players score 5their 500th goals in the same season.Dale Hawerchuk had scored...
A Favorite Southwestern Street Food Has Finally Come Home
WELL-FLAVORED bits of pork or beef called carnitas are a favorite street food through the Southwest. But they can be made and enjoyed at home, too, as I learned by perusing "The Border Cookbook" by Cheryl Alters Jamison and Bill Jamison (Harvard Common...
Alderman Dies at 65 Bertha M. Mitchell Was Active in Many Groups
Bertha M. Mitchell, Democratic alderman in the 4th Ward, died Sunday (April 14, 1996) at her home after a long bout with cancer. She was 65.Mrs. Mitchell lived in The Ville neighborhood. She was active in various community and civic organizations, including...
Aldermen Agree to Purchase of 4.8 Acres near Laurel Park
The St. Peters Board of Aldermen has agreed to spend $17,000 to buy 4.8 acres adjacent to Laurel Park in an effort to close a deal with Kaplan Development Co.Chris Kierath, of the group Friends of Laurel Park, has been lobbying the board for some time....
Ambush Wins Big, Now Will Invoke Fifth against Kc
There's no doubt that the Ambush's 30-10 victory over Kansas City on Sunday at Kiel Center was nothing short of an old-fashioned, back-alley whooping.The question is, what impact will it have on tonight's decisive fifth game of the National Professional...
Anti-Terrorism Measure Too Weak, Reno Charges
A Republican anti-terrorism bill Congress hopes to have on President Bill Clinton's desk before Friday's anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing falls short of what the administration wants, Attorney General Janet Reno said Sunday.Reno said the bill...
Archbishop Flees Liberia, Fears Mass Hunger 12,000 Peacekeepers Fan out on Besieged Streets
Through a week of slaughter and chaos, Liberia's Roman Catholic bishop kept his optimism, praying that Monrovia would stabilize and refusing to abandon his people.But after the main Catholic church was looted, and he himself was robbed, even Archbishop...
Are You Ready to Try out Employee Stock Ownership?
Q. My company has been growing at a rapid pace for the last two years. I have been thinking about utilizing some type of employee ownership as an incentive. Do you recommend an equity-based compensation system?A. During the past 20 years there has been...
At This Age, It Feels Good to Be Bad
I GUESS you could say that I was a strict mother. I wouldn't allow football games where the dog was passed in midair for a first down.I limited my children's water intake after 8 p.m. to misting their tongues. I didn't allow dirty talk in my house like...
Bechtel Corp. Opens Office in Downtown St. Louis
Bechtel Corp., one of the world's largest engineering and construction companies, has opened an office in downtown St. Louis. It's small, but the company hopes to win contracts in the Midwest and expand the staff here.Three professionals plus support...
Bird of Passage after 95 Years, Feathered Cartoon Takes Wing
After 9 1/2 decades, the Weatherbird has three dimensions.The Weatherbird - seen daily since 1901 on Page 1 of the Post-Dispatch - has come to costumed life.He makes his roost at Busch Stadium, where he'll appear home games this season at the Post-Dispatch...
Blues Shoot, Rarely Score 52-Shot Production Nets on 2-2 Tie, Loss of Home Ice
Talk about your oddities.Adam Creighton scored the unlikeliest of goals Sunday, beating Chicago goalie Ed Belfour with backhand off a spin-o-rama.But, get this, the Blues managed only one other goal on a season-high 52 shots against Eddie the Eagle....
Blues Shoot, Rarely Score Price of 2-2 Tie Is Loss of Home Ice against Toronto
Talk about your oddities.Adam Creighton scored the unlikeliest of goals Sunday, beating Chicago goalie Ed Belfour with a backhand off a spin-o-rama.But, get this, the Blues managed only one other goal on a season-high 52 shots against Eddie the Eagle....
Board Oks Moratorium on Permits Redevelopment Problems Prompt Aldermanic Action
The Clayton Board of Aldermen is seeking to slow redevelopment in several residential areas with a six-month ban on certain building permits.The board has unanimously approved a moratorium on permits for construction that it considers inappropriate in...
Briefs
VERMONTLt. Governor's Condition Has ImprovedAfter suffering a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday, Lt. Gov. Barbara Snelling regained consciousness and spoke Sunday. "She knows her name. She knows the name of her children. She is following commands to move...
Bruins' Win Costs Pens First Seed
Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux had a goal and four assists to win his fifth scoring title, but the Boston Bruins won 6-5 Sunday and cost the visiting Penguins the Eastern Conference's top playoff seed.As the second seed in the East, Pittsburgh will host...
Bulls Tie Record: Magic Bumps Ref, Is Ejected
The Chicago Bulls reached the threshold of National Basketball Association history Sunday, tying the league record of 69 victories in a season as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-72 behind Michael Jordan's 32 points and 12 rebounds."We felt we had...
Bulls Tie Record; Magic Bumps Ref, Is Ejected
The Chicago Bulls reached the threshold of National Basketball Association history Sunday, tying the league record of 69 victories in a season as they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-72 behind Michael Jordan's 32 points and 12 rebounds."We felt we had...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSDon and Tonya Drown have opened The Coffee Shop at 1939 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles.Wayne Sprouse has opened Precision Prosthetics - saying it is the first St. Louis prosthetic firm to use a Canfit Plus computer system to design, fit and...
Capitol Assets Legislators Paid Fairly, 16-State Survey Suggests
State legislators don't need higher salaries.That's the conclusion of legislative leaders, who have collected some surprising data showing that the salaries compare favorably with those of legislators in similar states.Missouri's $25,286-a-year salaries...
Carbon Fabric Fiber Offers Strength R&d Unit Works on New Materials for Advanced Jets
The warplanes of World War I were made in part from fabric and glue. The new warplanes of the 21st century also will be made from fabric and glue - but the technology is radically different.McDonnell Douglas Corp. is expanding on a 30-year development...
Cardinals Flop Early, Find Way to Soar Later Trailing 5-0, Birds Piece Together Two 3-Run Rallies to Trim Phils
For only the second time in 12 games, the Cardinals did not score first Sunday. But they scored second - and third - and, with some largesse from Philadelphia right fielder Mark Whiten, they overcame a 5-0 Phillies lead to pull out a 6-5 victory at Busch...
Carob: It's Not Chocolate, but It's Still Worth a Taste
SEVERAL YEARS ago, I found out I was allergic to chocolate. More than half of the desserts on the menus of my favorite restaurants were chocolate-based, so I was suddenly out of the happy crowd who eats chocolate as a national pastime.Friends, pitying...
Cash Gift to Grandchild May Need Custodian
Q. My bank tells me I can't open an account for a minor, such as a grandchild, unless I use a custodial account. How does that work?A. Every state has a law regarding gifts for minors. It can be called the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act or the Uniform Transfers...
Challenger Protests `Rhetoric'
Thomas W. Brown, the St. Peters mayoral candidate who drew 34 percent of the vote in the recent election, told Mayor Tom Brown Thursday to put up or shut up regarding his charges that the challenger was a shadow candidate and that the election was engineered.The...
Children Often Mimic Adults Drinking Alcohol
Dear Open Mind: I'm concerned about the excessive drinking that accompanies most social gatherings.When my sisters and I were children we were always offered little glasses of watered-down wine or whatever. None of us are alcoholics; none of us really...
Choral Coup Earns Standing Ovation
Those who have mean things to say about the Tallis Scholars, and apparently a few such misguided souls exist, usually accuse them of presenting beauty undifferentiated, of being consistently too beautiful without a little ugly mixed in for spice.Listening...
Cloud of College Cost Can Have Gray Lining
Like me, Lee Kreh of Ballwin has two kids in college. The similarities stop there, because Kreh's kids - Michael, 22, and Steven, 18 - attend West Point.If you've got a kid or two in college, pause for a moment to reflect on the lot of Kreh and his wife,...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Colliers Turley Martin represented parties in these sales:51,267 square feet of industrial space at 1601-21 Manufacturers Drive in Fenton to T.A. Realty Corp. from MOSERS.110,740 square feet of industrial space at 8480-8526 Mid County Industrial Drive...
Congestive Heart Failure Has Contributing Causes
Dear Dr. Donohue: My mother's death certificate said the cause of death was congestive heart failure, which was never mentioned before. We doctored her for years for her asthma. She had pneumonia, yet all the doctor put on the certificate was congestive...
Cooking Is One of Teen's Specialties Spaghetti Sauce a Family Favorite
CARA NOWAK says she has been cooking almost all her life - and at age 17, she probably has spent more time in the kitchen than many cooks who are twice her age.It started when she was "really little. I mean really little," said Cara, a senior at St....
Council Strives to Adjust Smoking Rules to Accommodate Smokers, Nonsmokers
Smoking is still allowed in four rows of the Jennings City Council chambers, as officials try to balance their consideration of those who smoke and those who do not.Smoking is no longer allowed in city-owned vehicles, including police cars, and in most...
Cut Taxes, or Build Recreation Complex? Annual Survey May Quiz Residents on Mayor's Proposal
Instead of eliminating the personal-property tax and reducing real estate taxes in St. Peters - ideas discussed before the election April 2 - Mayor Tom Brown is proposing that the city ask residents if they would rather have a new, indoor recreational...
David and Gaye Schlesselman: O'fallon Family Leads the Way in Training Dogs for the Blind
Five years ago, when the Schlesselman family lived in Bay City, Mich., the family took a succession of young dogs - a new one each year - to church.The dogs, who were being socialized for the Leader Dogs for the Blind program, stayed beneath the pews...
Desktop Dining
DESKTOP DINING is gaining in frequency among America's work force.It's an efficient way to save time and money and to control calories. But does it increase or decrease nutrition?Keep those brown bags! There's plenty of good news about sandwiches. To...
Discover Portobello Mushrooms
I AM surprised by the number of people categorizing themselves as vegetarian (or mostly vegetarian) today. In the past, when I entertained, I always made a note to ask first-time guests if they had any food allergies, but now I also inquire whether they...
District's Negotiations on Teachers' Pay Stall Board's Offer for Average Increase of 4 Pct. Rejected
Negotiations over salaries for teachers in the Francis Howell schools are at an impasse.Negotiators for the teachers rejected the district's final offer Thursday night. The offer was for an average pay increase of about 4 percent for the 1996-1997 school...
Dole Plans to Offer Balanced Budget - Cuts Less Than Gop in Medicare, Medicaid
FOR HIS AGENDA for the fall presidential campaign, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., will offer a new balanced budget with smaller Medicare and Medicaid savings than the GOP plan vetoed by President Bill Clinton.In an interview with The Associated...
`Downsized' Exec Shares Plight
The massive layoffs at large corporations has meant approximately 2,600 people hitting the streets every day, according to one employment figure.One of those was John Thompson, a certified public accountant who eventually reached the level of chairman...
Do You Really Want to Know? Figuring Your Tax Bracket
Y ou are not alone if you are unable to figure out your top tax bracket - the maximum rate you must pay on any part of your income.For 1996, there are five federal brackets - 15, 28, 31, 36 and 39.6 percent.The 15 percent bracket applies to taxable income...
Eckersley Gets Ultimate Tribute from la Russa
We do not know Dennis Eckersley. He comes to us as a legend, walking in from the bullpen, long hair flapping in the wind, a 41-year-old closeout artist with 300-plus saves, 1,000 stories and the classic years of his career behind him.We have seen The...
Expectations Festival Recalls Dickens' Visit
Like a modern big-city news reporter on a remote assignment, Charles Dickens took pains in describing his visit to St. Clair County in 1842 to make sure readers knew he was accustomed to far more sophisticated surroundings.But like most small-town people...
Federal Workers `Very Aware' as April 19 Nears Replay of Oklahoma City Blast Feared
Across Ohio recently, police chiefs and sheriffs received a letter from Ted A. Almay, superintendent of the state's Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation. The Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, went up in flames on April 19, 1993,...
Fire District Ponders Nonresident Fee
Mehlville Fire Protection District administrators are interested in charging a fee for nonresidents who get emergency medical services in the district, but members of the firefighters' union have expressed opposition to the plan.The union and district...
Firm's New Credit Card Software Offers Faster Payments
Tapestry Computing Inc. of Earth City says its new credit card software gives merchants faster payment with better checks on the validity of customers' credit cards.Tapestry, a 1993 startup, also sells database and voice response software for use in...
Flat Tax Would Be Simple and Fair
Since Steve Forbes withdrew from the race for president, a number of political obituaries have been written for the flat tax. But reports about the death of the flat tax are greatly exaggerated.The simplicity of the flat tax remains undeniably appealing....
For the Overburdened: A Guide to `Vegging Out'
SHE: Haven't you cleaned out the garage yet? What are you doing still sitting there?HE: At the moment I'm doing absolutely nothing - and enjoying the heck out of it.SHE: Do you work at that, or does it come naturally? HE: If you work at it, technically...
Fox School District's $1.1 Million Question
The $1.1 million question in the Fox School District in Jefferson County is simple - what on earth is going on? That amount of money was at first thought to be missing from district accounts; later, officials said the money wasn't really gone, it was...
Great Leaps for Mankind: Baseball on Moon
IMAGINE a baseball game with ramps around the bases, magnets on the baselines and players with rocket backpacks.Those are just a few of the solutions that eighth- through 12th-graders come up with when they use the laws of physics to redesign baseball...
Great Reception Usc's Johnson Caught a Few Breaks on Way to Round 1
It wasn't too long ago that Keyshawn Johnson carried Jeff Fisher's helmet off the field at the University of Southern California.Johnson was a ballboy for the Trojans from 1980-86, tending to the needs of players like Fisher - now coach of the Oilers...
Growing Up: Earth City Is Nearing Expansion Goal
At age 23, Earth City is nearly grown up."We are finishing up the original 1,200 acres that were conceived in 1973," said Lorraine Perkinson, president of Perkinson Realty Group. "We are completing the original project planned then."Perkinson said that...
Harassment on the Assembly Line
"From Day One," says Gary Shultz, a vice president and general counsel for the U.S. arm of Mitsubishi, "we've had policies and procedures and practices to avoid sexual harassment."But Mitsubishi did little or nothing to enforce those policies, accor...
Higher Learning Gifted Students Taken Up a Peg
Some high schools students might get stumped solving the equation: 2x + (-x) + 3 = 2(-x) + 15.But for 9- and 10-year-olds with "exceptional intelligence," it's a simple algebra lesson in linear equations.The pupils attend St. Louis Regional Program for...
Home-Based Business May Have to Raise Insurance
Here's a warning for everyone who left corporate America for the comforting challenge of running their own home-based business: Have you checked your homeowner's policy lately?Running a business out of your house exposes you to more than kids crying...
How to Open Lines of Communication
HOW do you get your spouse to start talking, open up, communicate?Many couples find that after they've lived together for some years they feel they have little to talk about or share. It's not that they don't want to talk to each other. They just don't...
How to Prevent Those Avoidable Business Deaths
"We agreed that a business of his own was probably the only solution for him because he was obviously unemployable."- Peter DeVriesHere's an idea: Newspapers should start printing business obituaries every day. Here's how they might look: DIED: Hardware...
Insider Trades
Trading by officers and directors in their companies' stocks is seen by many investors as an important indication of executives' confidence in their companies. Insider transactions are legal unless they use information that has not been publicly disclosed.Engineered...
Interest Rates Will Go Higher - but How High?
Get ready for higher interest rates. But how high are they going?Wall Street analysts said that after the recent report of 140,000 new jobs being created in the U.S. in March, the 30-year U.S. government bond is likely to easily surpass the 7.5 percent...
`It Takes a Real Winner' Skip Erwin Has Made Many Friends over the Years
It's not hard to imagine Skip Erwin broadcasting roller derby or professional wrestling."Joannie Westin has just gone coast to coast to give the San Francisco Bombers a one-point lead over the Midwest Pioneers with 10 seconds left in this game. This...
Latest Acronyms Highlight On-Line Adventures
From time to time we all speak in codes, or at least shorthand. In some cases, codes are words the rest of us haven't learned, as in the lingo used by specialists of various kinds. Sometimes words aren't even necessary. Looking a certain way at your...
Let the Games Begin: Wibv against the Mox Ex-Kmox Celebs Challenge Powerful CBS-Owned Station
APRIL 15, infamous as the income-tax deadline, is significant this year for another reason. It marks the start of an unusual war on AM radio - pitting old and wattage-mighty KMOX vs. upstart WIBV, new home to a goodly number of on-air celebrities who...
Lots of Smart Comic Relief
"KIDS IN THE HALL: BRAIN CANDY"Rating: R, adult themes. Running time: 1:30.THE Kids in the Hall know that the secret to solid comedy lies in neither the intelligent running joke that pokes fun at the human condition nor the cheap gag that squeezes a...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Mac Unit Flies into Future Composites Are Tested for Fighters
At the height of the Vietnam War, McDonnell Douglas Corp. turned out 72 F-4 Phantoms a month at its plant on the north side of Lambert Field.Now, at the depths of a down cycle in procurement spending, an operation that took its name from the fighter...
Making Science Infectious 'Messing with Mealworms' Is Just One of the Ways Teachers Find They Can Inject Fun into Learning
WHEN Susan Pearlman brings out the king mealworms during her visits to elementary schools, the students react more as if they're in a haunted house than a classroom.But the children - even those previously afraid of insects - soon become enthralled with...
Memo Criticizes Hog Farm Bill Legislation Described as Too Lax to Protect against Contamination
An internal Department of Natural Resources memorandum blasts a proposed law to regulate large hog facilities as weak and in need of extensive revision.The lengthy memo contends that the regulatory legislation now working its way through the General...
`Midsummer Night" Is Dream of a Show
With physical humor, and conspicuous talent in key roles, SIUE's University Theater has mounted a likable production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."The Shakespearean comedy, now showing on the stage of the Communications Building theater of Southern...
Missouri Deserves Clean Government
Some members of the Missouri Senate act as if the restrictions in a House-passed bill banning gifts from lobbyists and otherwise governing their behavior are an insult to democracy itself. They aren't. They are simple, straightforward provisions that...
Monday Memo
The more things change. . . .Remember those ridiculous riddle paper cups with the juvenile jokes from the '70s? They're back.JAMES RIVER CORP. has reintroduced some old DIXIE CUPS, with a new look but the same old jokes. A riddle sampling might include:...
Moose Won't Be Impeached 2 New Aldermen Swung Vote of Board toward Dropping Proceedings
Moline Acres aldermen voted 3-0 with one abstention on Friday night to end impeachment proceedings against Mayor James Moose Jr.With that, most of the audience at the meeting cheered. Moose said, "God bless this city."Earlier in the week, St. Louis County...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Some words of comfort for GREG NORMAN can be found in "Mulligan's Laws," a book on golf, edited by HENRY BEARD:"No matter how badly you're playing, it is always possible to play worse.""Whatever you think you're doing wrong is the one thing you're doing...
Movie about Internet: Yes, It's Deadly
`CHECK OUT NBC on the Internet: htpp://www.nbc.com," the network suggests in an ad for "Deadly Web" (8 tonight on Channel 5).The very same ad, though, offers this bit of counterpoint: "On the Internet, there's no place to hide."I really wouldn't know...
Norman Foldo, Winner Faldo 6-Stroke Lead Transformed into Biggest Majors Tumble
The 1964 Phillies can breathe a little easier. The 1978 Boston Red Sox can sleep at night. Jackie Smith is officially off the hook.None of them can touch Greg Norman.With shocking speed and sickening certainty, Norman took the 60th Masters out of his...
Norman Foldo, Winner Faldo in Final Round of Masters 11-Stroke Collapse Is the Biggest Ever at Augusta
You know the old song: The Masters doesn't really begin until the back nine on Sunday. Scratch that. For Greg Norman, it all came to a sorry end there, as the world's No. 1-ranked player crowned an already checkered past by producing the worst collapse...
Not as Much as He Deserved
Former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski, 36-year veteran of Congress and once the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is going to jail - but only for a short time and only on two counts of the original 13-count indictment alleging everything...
No Trespassing Seclusion Suits Leader of Strict Baptist Academy
THE MOUNTAIN PARK Baptist Church and Boarding Academy is well-built and tidy. Strict routine and discipline govern student life. The wooded campus is far away from the big, bad world.That's exactly how the Rev. Bobby R. Wills wants it. He runs the p...
Obituaries
Deborah BurrusDeborah Ann Burrus, 40, of St. Peters, died Thursday (April 11, 1996) at a hospital in Columbia after a long illness.The funeral was scheduled for 2 p.m. April 13 at Nieburg-Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main Street, Warrenton. Burial was...
Ohio State Tight End Comes Up Big
Anybody who drafts Ohio State's Rickey Dudley gets an extra bonus: They should have one heck of an offseason basketball team. Dudley, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound tight end, played four seasons of basketball - and just two of football - in five years at Ohio...
Oklahoma Project Produced Tributes Memorial Photos Become Business
One year ago, a group of Illinois photographers believed that honoring the people touched by the Oklahoma City bombing was their moral duty.The staff of Hi-Shots International spent 30 days at the site snapping pictures. They created a commemorative...
Ortmayer Doesn't Consider Receiver as a Rams Need
When it comes to a stable of wide receivers, having an Isaac Bruce on your roster is a good place to start. The Rev. Ike streaked his way into the Rams' record books with 119 catches for 1,781 yards last season.But are the Rams confident that Alexander...
Panel Expected to Support `Promenade' Development
Brentwood's Tax-Increment Financing Commission is expected to recommend the Promenade development to the Board of Aldermen.Holding up the recommendation is a question of whether to take steps to ease the effects of the project on the Brentwood School...
Patents and Trademarks Can Protect Your Good Ideas
If you have a great idea for a product or a service, the first question you should ask is, "How do I protect it?"To answer this question, you're entering the complex area of intellectual property law that guards not only inventions but also trademar...
People
Actress CYBILL SHEPHERD has fessed up to her secret affair with ELVIS PRESLEY when she was a 23-year-old Memphis model."He was still looking fabulous. He was a sweet man. And he smelled great," the 46-year-old star of "Cybill" says in the April 20 TV...
People in Business
Ken Stricker was named vice president and chief financial officer for The Jones Co.Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum promoted Paul Strohm to group vice president-health care, Ann Althoff to vice president-consulting, and Dana Collins to senior vice president-corporate...
Pope Visits Tunisia, Decries Killing `in the Name of God' Urges Muslim-Christian Bonds
In a one-day visit to Tunisia - the second of his pontificate to a Muslim nation - Pope John Paul II on Sunday denounced those who "kill in the name of God" and appealed for closer Muslim-Christian ties.The pope urged North Africa's tiny Christian minority...
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business:"This will be the biggest year Atlanta has had since General Sherman came."- David Jones, chief executive and president of Atlanta Gas Light Co., on the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. America...
Radio Active Old Kmox Stars Ready for Role at Wibv
Sunday was a day of last-minute details - and jitters - for popular radio personalities who left powerhouse KMOX and moved on down the dial to upstart WIBV.Today they begin a campaign to carry the popularity of their shows from their ex-employer to their...
Rams Can See Lyght at End of Loophole
Despite a lucrative offer from Jacksonville, the Rams plan to match a four-year proposal the Jaguars made to free-agent cornerback Todd Lyght."We're very glad to have Todd Lyght signed as a member of this team," general manager Steve Ortmayer said Sunday...
Reaction to Clinton Speech Shows Poverty of Our Political Rhetoric
If further proof were needed that our nation is starving for leadership and inspiring rhetoric, it was provided this week by the coverage of the president's remarks at Dover Air Force Base upon the return of the bodies of Ron Brown and his trade delegation."Bill...
Rehnquist Rebukes Clinton and Dole
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist reminded the nation of the authentic voice of conservatism when he spoke up last week for the principle of judicial independence, a principle that lawyers Bill Clinton and Bob Dole had trashed in pursuit of narrow political...
Rejection of Billboard Sparks Fight
The Olivette Planning and Zoning Committee has denied Burt Mayfield his request for a billboard on the grounds that a billboard could not be erected on residential property.This action prompted the state to withdraw the permit it had issued Mayfield...
Report Says County's Suicides Outnumber Car-Crash Deaths
More people committed suicide in St. Charles County last year than died in car crashes, according to a report by the St. Charles County medical examiner's office.Thirty-two people committed suicide in 1995, and 28 people died in motor-vehicle accidents,...
Residents Decry Panel's Approval of Convenience Store Commission Recommends Project for Northwest Corner of Barrett Station, Dougherty Ferry
After turning down proposals three times - for a convenience store and service station at the northwest corner of Barrett Station and Dougherty Ferry roads, the St. Louis County Planning Commission has recommended one to the County Council.The change...
Robotics Contest Sparks Problems, Hard Work, Creativity, Teamwork
After reading about the U.S. First Competition in a magazine, Nelson Roos, 18, organized a team of 45 students to design and construct a remote-controlled robot to compete in the contest.Shortly afterward, Nelson - a senior at Mary Institute Country...
Search of Kaczynski's Cabin May Be Ending
There were indications Sunday that the FBI might be finished searching Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski's cabin near Lincoln.A search warrant obtained by the bureau will expire today, although a judge last week ordered the cabin sealed for 30 days...
Seattle Rips Toronto for 3-Game Sweep
Joey Cora and Doug Strange homered as Seattle beat Toronto 9-4 Sunday and completed a three-game sweep.Cora hit a two-run homer in a four-run eighth as Seattle took a 5-1 lead, and Strange hit a three-run homer in a four-run ninth. Seattle has 23 homers...
Security, Diplomacy Are High on President's Agenda in Asia -
AFTER HIS LAST trip to Japan three years ago, one dominated by vicious disputes over trade, President Bill Clinton returns on Tuesday to a changed strategic landscape.Japan appears to be a reduced economic threat, and China seems a larger military one.With...