St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 10, 1996

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Adults as Well as Babies Can Get Prickly Heat
Dear Dr. Donohue: Can adults like me get prickly heat? I'm sure you have a fancy name for it, but it's what I am calling what happened to me last summer. I had a breakout on my skin and terrible itch. If it is prickly heat, is there a way to avoid it?Yes,...
A Face Lift for Murphy Park
At 20th Street and Cass Avenue, just east of the site of the public-housing disaster known as Pruitt-Igoe, a pioneering partnership to rebuild a neighborhood is taking shape. What will happen at this site is so significant that HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros...
Airplanes Need to Fly Just as Fast as They Did Before
DEAR HARRY Stonecipher,I come today in peace, man. Maybe it's been all this stuff I've been reading about the Rainbow Family, but whatever the reason, I'm feeling mellow, and I want to put our bad vibes behind us.I know I got all heated up last week...
Andretti Rolls Past Fittipaldi in Detroit
Experience and reflexes gave Michael Andretti the winning edge Sunday in the Detroit Grand Prix.The winningest active driver in the PPG Indy Car World Series, Andretti passed Newman-Haas Racing teammate Christian Fittipaldi on a restart with six laps...
A New Twist to Potato Salad
THIS POTATO salad was a big hit at a recent party.New potatoes aren't a special variety, just potatoes that are picked when they are young and small. Choose waxy potatoes, either white or red-skinned.ROASTED NEW POTATO SALAD1 1/2 pounds waxy new potatoes,...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: I'm writing in about the so-called "safety collar" for cats that has an elastic part in it, supposedly so cats won't hang themselves. This sounds fine, but my cat George got his lower jaw caught under the elastic while grooming himself.He...
Annexation Meetings Lean to Hazelwood
Two recent meetings of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission suggest that Crest Air residents prefer Hazelwood as their future address over Florissant.Florissant and Hazelwood want to annex Crest Air, a 75-acre area with about 700 residents. Crest...
Autistic Boy to Be `One of the Guys' at Lincoln High
Just a regular high school kid. That's all John wants to be - for now.Years down the road, he hopes to be a lawyer. But when this summer fades, nothing will make him happier than blending into the mass of students at Lincoln High School in East St. Louis.He'll...
Avalanche Momentum Snowballs
Neither public address announcements nor National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman have been able to stop the "Rat Pack."But on Saturday night, the Colorado Avalanche did it, beating the Florida Panthers 3-2 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals...
Bosnia through Rose-Colored Glasses
Is the United States so eager to leave Bosnia-Herzegovina according to schedule that it's willing to compromise, even undermine, its commitment to Bosnia's free and fair elections? That's the only conclusion one can draw from the news that the United...
Briefs
MONTANAFreemen Want Inquiry Of FBI ActsThe Freemen are threatening to take action against state lawmakers unless a grand jury is convened to investigate FBI moves against the group, the Great Falls Tribune reported Sunday.The newspaper said many of the...
Britons Refuse to Reboard Jet after It Smoked Hours Later, Airline Lets Them Fly Home Free
A group of British tourists stranded at Orlando International Airport got free flights home Sunday night, ending a daylong standoff with the British charter airline that had brought them to Florida.The problem began when the tourists refused to reboard...
Budget Signing to Signal Go-Ahead for New Living Center for Disabled
When Gov. Mel Carnahan signs the budget bill this week, advocates for the disabled will get the go-ahead to start scouting for a location for an independent-living center. The center will serve disabled residents of St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties.Eleven...
Bulls Give Seattle Crowd Plenty to Shut Up about Chicago Takes 3-0 Series Lead
Start sewing the championship banner, start casting the rings. The NBA Finals are over, folks, except for the formality of Game 4.Michael Jordan imposed his will on Seattle and the Chicago Bulls simply steamrolled the SuperSonics on Sunday, putting on...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSPorchey Research Inc., a market research consulting firm, has reopened after 1 1/2 years in new offices in the Le Chateau Village Building in Frontenac. Address: 10411 Clayton Road, Suite 5, St. Louis, Mo. 63131. Phone: (314) 567-6464; fax: (314)...
(Business Complains) of Compost Odors Employees Ill, Customers Leave, Owner Says
Employees of Cromer Motors have complained to the Peerless Park Board of Aldermen about the stench from the compost pile at Peerless Resource Recovery and St. Louis Composting.Employees say the odor has made them ill and drives away customers.The landfill...
Business Still Struggles with a Changing Work Force
Equal rights, affirmative action, Martin Luther King Day, Cinco de Mayo: All were promoted to help this nation get a grip on its diversity and make relations a little smoother.But have they?Have in-house day care, mentoring programs, a special point...
Camby Case Illustrates NCAA Woes
With Marcus Camby's tearful confession as a backdrop, an NCAA committee will decide next month if it can do anything about unethical agents.Short of amending its rules of amateurism, there may not be much that can be done.Although the NCAA can impose...
Cards Are Elementary for Watson 9-0
The Cardinals have been shut out only twice this season. Both have come at the hands of lefthanded pitchers they gave up on.Rheal Cormier, pitching for Montreal, blanked them on April 22. Then on Sunday, Allen Watson, traded to San Francisco in the offseason,...
Central, South Will Get New Tracks 3 on Board Abstain, Cite Other Needs: Roof Repairs, Safety Projects, Technology
Parkway school officials have decided to replace two tracks - at Central and South high schools.Replacement of the tracks will cost $1.2 million. The tracks should be ready to use by school homecomings in October. The contractor is Byrne and Jones. The...
Cheese Sauce Is Really Dreamy
THE MOST memorable meal Tina Dubuque ever made was the dinner she cooked 10 years ago for her husband, Charles, right after they returned from their honeymoon.Forget that it was the first time she had ever cooked, let alone cooked for her husband. And...
Children's Fund Lacks Money for New Grants This Year
ABOUT THIS TIME each year, the Missouri Children's Trust Fund usually doles out hundreds of thousands in grants for new child abuse prevention programs.Not this year.In 1992, the Legislature passed a law that is curtailing one of the fund's major sources...
City Joins Lawsuit over Page Avenue Extension
A federal judge has allowed Maryland Heights to become a co-plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging construction of the Page Avenue Extension.The suit filed last month asks the courts to stop construction of the expressway and bridge across the Missouri River...
Clayton Says He'll Even the Score with Watson
Having lost a showdown with Allen Watson, the player he was traded for, Cardinals shortstop Royce Clayton vows revenge the next time.Watson, who beat the Cardinals 9-0 for the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, got Clayton to ground into a double play with...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Colliers Turley Martin represented parties in these leases:* 7,623 square feet of office space at 77 West Port Plaza to Ryder Student Transportation from Aetna Life Insurance Co.* 7,000 square feet of retail space at 11976 Dorsett Road to J&L Industrial...
Condom-Talc Conjecture Disrupts Their Sex Life
Q. You have ruined our sex life. My wife and I rely on condoms for birth control. Ever since we read in your column that the talc that coats condoms could cause ovarian cancer, we have hardly made love at all.Now my wife is completely freaked out about...
Convention Center Site Reviewed Authority Seeking Ideas for Alternatives to City; Guidelines Being Drafted
The chairman of the St. Charles County Convention and Sports Authority says it may be time to look outside St. Charles for a site on which to build a proposed convention center and hotel.The chairman, Don Boschert Jr., said last week that the authority...
Cookbooks Offer Grilling Tips
`FIRE GIVES food another life, another layer of flavor, an identity from its pre-fired past," says chef George Hirsch, author of several grilling cookbooks."What's more, bringing the passion you've developed for food to every meal gives it yet another...
Corcoran Urges Turn for Store Improvements Commission Considers Home Depot Plan
The Home Depot store proposed for Manchester Road and Mason Lane should be turned to face Mason Lane instead of Manchester Road, says Councilman George "Jerry" Corcoran, D-2nd District. The change would keep clear the flood plain of Grand Glaize Creek,...
Custard and Fruit Add Up to a French Pancake Called Clafouti
ROAMING through southern France with my sister one summer, I tasted many regional desserts. But the most memorable was a custard-filled pancake called clafouti.Often made early in the day (before the noon heat) for the long Provencal Sunday dinner, clafoutis...
Dads Get Their Due, and They Deserve It
WHEN I was at church a few weeks ago, sitting in the pew in front of me were a mother, father and three small children. During most of the service the father held his son, who seemed to be sick with a cold. All of a sudden the little boy sneezed loudly....
Deadline Approaching to File Appeal on Assessment of Taxes
June 17 is the final day St. Charles County taxpayers can file an appeal of their personal or real-estate property assessments. No appeals will be accepted after 5 p.m. on that date.The appeals are heard by the three-member St. Charles County Board of...
Deaths Elsewhere
ELSBEARY HOBBS, 59, a singer with the rhythm-and-blues vocal group the Drifters, died in New York on May 31, 1996, of throat and lung cancer.He joined the vocal group the Five Crowns, led by Ben E. King, in 1956. The manager of the Drifters, George Treadwell,...
Despite Lack of Sight, Man's Vision Is Broad
LIKE PEOPLE, columns develop old friends through the years and enjoy catching up on their lives.And so this column took the opportunity to visit when one of its earliest friends came back to the area recently: Robert Chappell Jr., the inspiring subject...
Developer, Homeowner Get Vacant Street
After months of discussing the fate of an undeveloped part of Albert Avenue, the Glendale Board of Aldermen has deeded the right of way to a developer and an adjoining homeowner.The property will remain a grassy area open to pedestrians.Aldermen voted...
Developers' Proposals for Tax Breaks Studied
A special St. Charles city commission will begin meeting in two weeks to review the latest proposals from developers seeking special tax breaks.Keith Schneider, chairman of St. Charles' tax-increment financing commission, said last week the group will...
Dodd Blasts Gop Focus on Whitewater, Waco
Sen. Christopher Dodd, national co-chairman of the Democratic Party, told hundreds of party volunteers gathered here Sunday that Republican congressional leaders are obsessed with Whitewater, Waco and Ruby Ridge instead of the problems facing average...
DRIVERS GET BY WITHOUT INSURANCE MISSOURI PURSUES 25% OF DRIVERS LACKING COVERAGE Series: HOOKED ON SPEED TOWNS DEPEND ON TRAFFIC FINES SECOND OF TWO PARTS SIDEBAR STORY
A state law designed to get tough on Missouri drivers who don't carry auto liability insurance has been penalizing only a small portion of the motorists who get caught.A spot check of police departments in St. Louis County found that some don't notify...
Dynasty? Retooled Colorado Has Makings for a Long Stay at or near the Top
In the spring of 1994, this National Hockey League team's season ended in bitter disappointment.The general manager and the coach were fired. Changes were made to help the team reach the "next level."It's a storyline that Blues fans recognize, but the...
Electricians Expected to Cross Picket Line
Electrical workers at McDonnell Douglas Corp. who initially refused to cross the machinists union's picket lines last week are expected to cross them today to return to work.Many members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1...
Els Loses Steam, Still Motors Away from Field in Buick
Ernie Els came back to earth in the final round of the Buick Classic in Harrison, N.Y., at least by the exceptional standards he set during the tournament's first three days.But no one else ever got off the ground.Ahead by 6 shots at the start of Sunday's...
Eye on Sparrow: She Watches Orphans
Beneath a picnic shelter at Affton's Mathilde Park on a damp Saturday this month, I finally got to shake hands with Debbie Sparrow. Along with a grin, she wore denim shorts and a yellow T-shirt, which took me aback.I had expected her to be wearing wings...
Fast-Cooking Couscous Simply Super in Salads
WHEN I lived in Paris in the '70s and early '80s, couscous was becoming more and more popular. Beyond the North African restaurants, couscous was appearing in typical French charcuteries, where it was made into salads.A favorite salad of mine was a Parisian...
Filling Hagnauer's Chair Vying to Succeed Legendary Leader of Madison County Board
When the voting is over Wednesday, the Madison County Board will have chosen a successor to a legend and will have its first new chairman in 24 years.The 28 board members will elect a chairman to succeed Nelson "Nellie" Hagnauer of Granite City. He died...
For State Wineries, It's a Very Good Year Vintners Struggle to Keep Up with Growing Demand
Wine connoisseurs used to walk right past the Missouri table at wine-tasting events in St. Louis County, recalls Jim Ashby, former head of Missouri's wine and grape program and current marketing director for Stone Hill Wine Co.Now they seek out Missouri...
Freemen Threaten Liens on Property of State Lawmakers Group Demands Inquiry of FBI Actions
The Freemen are threatening to take action against state lawmakers unless a grand jury is convened to investigate FBI moves against the group, the Great Falls Tribune reported Sunday.The newspaper said many of the state's 150 lawmakers were notified...
Frolic: Vandalia Summer Festival to Begin
Vandalia, site of Illinois' Old State Capitol, will celebrate its 29th Grande Levee, a revival of the grand receptions held there during the mid-1800s, this Friday through Sunday.The weekend will open with an old-fashioned ham and beans dinner on the...
Frozen Peas Simplify a Brown Rice Pilaf
BECAUSE I refuse to compromise good taste for the sake of convenience, overly processed foods are not for me.Still, there are a few convenience foods I truly could not cook without, and the frozen peas in the following pilaf are one of them.The fast...
Gamblers Shouldn't Bet against Uncle Sam
It's a no-brainer to sum up the Internal Revenue Service's rules for gamblers: Heads, the feds win; tails, gamblers lose. IRS sleuths count as reportable income winnings from lotteries, horse racing and other games of chance, but allow deductions for...
George Mcgovern's Daughter Terry
IT still pains George McGovern to talk about her, the adorable little girl with her hands folded together who smiles enchantingly from the cover of his latest book.Her name was Terry, and she was an alcoholic.Talking and writing about his daughter, who...
Gooden, Yanks Avert a Sweep in Detroit
Dwight Gooden pitched four-hit ball for eight innings Sunday, and the first-place New York Yankees averted a three-game sweep by the struggling Tigers with a 3-2 victory in Detroit.Gooden (5-4) walked none, struck out six and left with a 3-1 lead. John...
Gop Foe Assails Sheriff over Budget Mishandling of Funds Alleged; Deputy Pay Hike Pledged as Priority
Don Earl, a Republican seeking to oust Jefferson County Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer, says he would do a better job of handling the budget and would make it a priority to increase the pay of deputies."Mr. Boyer's misuse and mishandling of the county's...
Government Center Garage Scheduled to Open by Early 1998
A parking garage for 775 vehicles should open in the St. Louis County Government Center by early 1998.The garage would be beneath the area of the plaza now connecting the Administration, Courthouse and Annex buildings in the government center. A new...
Government Steps Up Church Arson Inquiry Federal Joint Task Force Will Report to Clinton
Federal investigators are committed to finding the people responsible for a series of fires at black churches in the South, even if that means giving church members lie-detector tests and searching church records, a top Justice Department official said...
Gov't Mule: Side Project at Center Stage
For improvisational rock - the honest-to-god risky, vertigo-inducing kind - Gov't Mule includes jazz bandleaders Charlie "Bird" Parker and John Coltrane as cardinal inspirations, an expansive vision that the power trio channeled in a stunning display...
Granite City Girls Tie in State Tournament Third-Place Game
The Granite City High Warriors were looking for experience. They got that and a lot more during a trip to the state soccer championships near Chicago.The Warriors beat Peoria Richwoods 1-0, lost to eventual champion St. Charles 2-0 and tied Libertyville...
Grilled Favorites Begin with Barbecue Basics
BEFORE YOU roll the barbecue out of the garage for a season of backyard cooking, brush up on your grilling skills. Cookbook author Melanie Barnard has the following tips:Safety first: Grilling is cooking over an open fire. Whether you use a charcoal...
Group Calls for Audit of School Budget Cuts, Tax-Vote Failure Lead Some to Question U. City Methods
Volunteers are circulating petitions to get a state audit of the University City school district.People are questioning the effects of budget cuts on education and why the district doesn't have enough confidence from voters to pass tax increases, said...
Group Efforts New School Set to Open with Hands-On Method for Learning Sciences
At the new Compton-Drew Investigative Learning Center, you won't find students' desks arranged in neat rows. Instead, classrooms have tables of four students each.A minor point, perhaps, but to Principal Andrea Walker, it says a lot about the way students...
Hard Assets Hard to Pass Up If Inflation Hits Again
The stock market's relentless rise has boosted the share prices of many mutual funds, particularly those that invest in small-growth companies. But the funds that rise the greatest during a bull market often are most vulnerable to devastating losses...
Here's Some Financial Advice for Mac's Strikers
If you're a McDonnell Douglas striker, you're looking at some lean times ahead.So, here's some advice gathered from financial planners, credit counselors, employment officials and others around the region.First, a little bit of good news. If you need...
High-Tech Ignores Half a World of Talent - the Female Half
My mother didn't respect rules and limits. A rebel and perfectionist, she carved out a successful career niche - translating foreign films - in an industry where men dominated.Her father forced knowledge into her developing mind, and helped her create...
Hong Kong's Freedom at Risk
The contrast said it all. About 15,000 people jammed into Hong Kong's Victoria Park for a candlelight vigil on the seventh anniversary of Tiananmen Square. Meanwhile, in China, one young woman, carrying a large bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums, was quickly...
Housing Plans Keep Stirring Up Foes Residents Fight to Block Street Use for Smizer Mill Access
Residents of the Arbors at Sancta Maria subdivision southwest of Fenton want the St. Louis County Council to keep opposing proposals for subdivisions that would use their streets for access to Smizer Mill Road.A half-dozen residents attended a County...
Hungry? Turn on the TV First
What's the first thing most guests do on entering a hotel room? Turn on the television set.As many as nine out of 10 travelers grab the remote control even before they open up the drapes or hang up a coat, according to one industry official.So it's not...
If Clinton Can't Be Tried, Let Voters Become the Jury
We now know that the Clintons benefited from a criminal conspiracy to steer taxpayers' money illegally into their Whitewater venture. A separate criminal investigation is active to see if, in the Whitewater conspiracy, the Clintons attempted to obstruct...
Jackson, Karl Share Common Roots
Phil Jackson drove the team van while doing crossword puzzles and listening to Grateful Dead tunes. George Karl would sometimes play football instead of basketball at practices.The opposing coaches in the NBA Finals have been at the same place befor...
Jerry Knorr for Foster Parent, It's Not Just a Job: He Shares `Whole Life' with `Sons'
Career foster parent Jerry Knorr has nourished and protected 14 boys since he went to work for the Division of Family Services of St. Charles County three years ago. Knorr, who refers to his brood as "my boys," is available to them 24 hours a day. He...
Jerry Knorr: For Foster Parent, It's Not Just a Job He Shares `Whole Life' with `Sons'
Career foster parent Jerry Knorr has nourished and protected 14 boys since he went to work for the Division of Family Services of St. Charles County three years ago. Knorr, who refers to his brood as "my boys," is available to them 24 hours a day. He...
Juneteenth? It's Something to Celebrate
JUNE 19, Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day - as it is more formally known - is almost here again. Whatever you choose to call it, it commemorates the date in 1865 when Union Gen. Gordon Granger is said to have arrived with his troops at Galveston Island...
Just a Snap Landeta Has Reasons to Get Boot out of the Coming Season
Day 3 of the Rams minicamp is over, yet rookie fullback Ernie Conwell is still out on the practice field.Hunched over in the snap position, Conwell sends football after football zipping back between his legs. "Snap specialist" Todd Klein and scout Pete...
Kafelnikov Outlasts Stich to Take Title
Yevgeny Kafelnikov is no longer just a can't-miss prospect with a catchy nickname. He's a Grand Slam champion.Fulfilling the great expectations that have burdened him for two years, Kafelnikov made his breakthrough Sunday by beating Michael Stich to...
Keenan Sees Blues `Younger' Next Year
On one hand, general manager Mike Keenan says the Blues won't turn over their personnel "to the same extent that we did a year ago."On the other, he says the Blues are "going to be active again" in the offseason in their quest to be a Stanley Cup contender....
Lascala's Hat Trick Helps Vipers Cap off Philly in Series Opener
All the extra skating that Vipers coach Perry Turnbull had his team do during the week paid off Saturday night.Frank LaScala scored a hat trick and added two assists to lead the Vipers to a 9-7 victory over the Philadelphia Bulldogs in a Roller Hockey...
Layoffs Projected If Fire District"s Tax Hike Rejected
The Lemay Fire Protection District may lay off up to five employees - almost a fourth of its staff - if voters reject a tax increase on Aug. 6, Chief George Williams and the firefighters union say. The exact number would be determined by district directors,...
Local Internet Hub May Speed Up Web, E-Mail
Meet me on St. Louix, Louix, meet me on the Net.That could make a catchy rallying cry for Data Research Associates Inc. and Starnet LLC. They are two Internet service providers trying to organize St. Louis' first local hub, which they are calling StlouIX.DRA...
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...
Man Guilty of Killing Minister Jury Rejects Claim of Mental Disease, Recommends Life Term
A jury in Hillsboro on Sunday found Richard L. Marcrum guilty of murdering a 61-year-old paraplegic minister with a fireplace poker.After four hours of deliberation, the jury returned its verdict at 1:30 a.m. It rejected the defense argument that Marcrum,...
Many Share a Taste of St. Louis
LOTS OF readers had these two recipes tucked inside their recipe boxes, judging by the response. The Pasta House recipe has been printed in the Post-Dispatch, given out in cooking classes and published in "St. Louis Taste of the Town." Janine Graybill...
`March' Helps Young Walk in Steps of Holocaust: From Camps to Israel
For Lori Zinn, the sights before her were as far removed from the comforts of her home as she could imagine. Standing on the grounds of the Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, Lori, a sophomore at Parkway Central High School, looked at the narrow...
Mass Closes Mozart Series with a Flourish
The Symphony's Classics in the Loop three-day Mozart series ended Saturday with what was certainly the most interesting work, and according to one's taste, the best performance. The work, Mozart's "Coronation" Mass, was the only orchestral work on two...
Monday Memo
When it's raining outside, do you reach inside for your umbrella? If so, do you opt for the biggest one you can find, or do you prefer a compact model?The answers sweep across the spectrum, sometimes separating people along gender lines.Bigger is better,...
More Advantages to Using a Trust
Q. Last week you discussed some advantages of holding a child's inheritance in trust instead of letting the money go outright to the child. I am a widow, and after I die and estate taxes are paid, each of my sons, who are in their 40s, will receive about...
More Wineries Crop Up in Tourist Spots - and Right at Home
A new breed of Missouri wineries is bringing the vineyard to the visitor rather than the other way around.Most Missouri wineries depend on getting people out to the winery to try their wines and take some home. Even the state's biggest wineries say they...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
National Hockey League clubs like to keep track of "odd-man rushes." Defensive teams tend to give up fewer odd-man rushes, usually two on ones and three on twos. Offensive teams generate scoring chances on odd-man rushes.In addition to tracking odd-man...
Muny to Erase Tradition of Long Lines Added Restroom, Concession Stands Planned
When The Muny opens its season in Forest Park a year from now, one tradition probably will be gone: waiting in long lines at intermission outside the women's restroom and at the concession area.Officials plan to start construction after this season ends...
Mystery Leads to Murder Charge Woman Who Died in `Accident' on Lonely Road in '68 Was Slain by Husband, Police Now Charge
"Cokie" Uban was a timid woman, the type to lock and chain the door and then put soda bottles next to it so they would be sent clattering if a burglar tried to enter.So why would she venture out for sandwiches in the middle of the night and end up on...
NASCAR Money Man Jarrett Is Two Legs Up on $1 Million
Dale Jarrett knows when to put the pedal to the metal. He has won two races this season - the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.If he wants to make a clean sweep of the money races, now he...
`No Clear Answers' on Gay Behavior
To hear Andrew Sullivan tell it, the quest for homosexual marriage is a bid for virtue and restraint on the part of a group not known for either.Sullivan, the thoughtful former editor of the New Republic and a conservative on many political matters,...
Notebook
Digging Mayan RuinsScientists at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale have found evidence of five Mayan towns in Guatemala, including a port city used by the Spanish to build a ship in their conquest of the Mayans.The towns are located in the Central...
Ny's Isringhausen Hurls First Shutout
Jason Isringhausen no longer has to be worried about teasing from his New York Mets teammates. There's no way to lose when you pitch your first career shutout."The guys had been on me," said Isringhausen, who had a career-high 10 strikeouts Sunday in...
Obituaries
Bernice DickherberBernice Magdelyn "Blondie" Dickherber, 80, of Wentzville, died Thursday (June 6, 1996) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur.Mrs. Dickherber was a homemaker.The funeral Mass was scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at...
Obstacles Remain for the Disabled
Back in 1959 when I first became disabled, disability was viewed as the ultimate tragedy. My future was bleak. I was to be made as comfortable as possible until I died. How could I hold down a job? And the thought of a relationship was just too far removed...
Official Responds to Call for Resignation: He Will
Don O'Donniley said Friday he will resign as Jefferson County's planning director. His resignation was demanded a day earlier by Presiding Commissioner Jon Selsor and Associate Commissioner Fred Whitehead, 2nd District.Associate Commissioner Charles...
Officials Offer Curfew Plan Violators Will Wait in a Recreation Center, Not a Police Station
St. Louis' summer curfew begins today, which means people younger than 17 must be home by 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and by midnight Friday and Saturday.Police are changing the way they enforce curfew this year to show children there are options...
Omelet King Frees Cook from Fear
I HAVE a confession to make. Up until this month, I have suffered from omeletphobia. Considering all the elaborate cake creations I have produced, this probably sounds ridiculous, but on careful consideration the fear is perfectly justifiable.Simple...
Panetta Calls Files Request `a Mistake' Chief of Staff, Clinton Agree Apology Is Owed to Those Affected by `Snafu'
Chief of staff Leon Panetta said Sunday that the White House was wrong in requesting secret FBI files on 341 people, including prominent Republicans.President Bill Clinton agreed with him that those people deserve apologies.On NBC's "Meet the Press,"...
Peace Talks in Northern Ireland Aim for Compromise on 3 Issues
Compromise is the official goal when leaders of Northern Ireland sit down to political talks today. But the most stubborn figures will have the strongest voices.Prime Ministers John Major of Britain and John Bruton of Ireland will open the talks on Northern...
People
OK, RAQUEL WELCH won fame as a sex symbol, not as a great actress. But at least she won fame, and she held on to it, and now she has joined the immortals with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.Welch, 55, recalled at the weekend ceremony that she had...
Poor Box Office for Whitewater
Hollywood loves "high concept." That's a movie that can be summed up in one sentence: Person-eating shark terrorizes resort community.In political terms, Watergate was high concept - president covers up third-rate burglary - while Whitewater is not:...