St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 27, 1996

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2 Students Learn to Swim in Entrepreneurial Waters
There's a tiny episode in the history of the Civil War that says something useful about achievement.It's from the story of General George B. McClellan, the man who amassed the giant Union army but was reluctant to use it. It was as if, having built the...
Alterations in Tax Bill Draw Protest Research Park Measure Satisfies Few Involved with Um Development
No one appears to be pleased with the state Legislature's tinkering with the issue of which tenants at the Missouri Research Park in St. Charles County are exempt from paying real estate property taxes.The county's nine-member legislative delegation...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Our 90-pound German shepherd is very healthy except that she's recently started dragging her left back foot. She is fine when she runs, but when she walks, you can definitely notice a lameness in that foot. She doesn't seem to be in pain,...
Apartment Plan on Brink of Rejection Developer Missed Three Hearings
A plan to build apartments near a historic Jewish cemetery in University City appears to have been scrapped, with four of seven council members opposed to it.At last week's meeting, four officials - Mayor Joseph Adams; Councilmen Robert Wagner, 1st Ward;...
A Poetic Salute to Memorial Day
Dear Ann Landers: I am sending you a poem of mine that I'd like you to consider printing for Memorial Day. I think your readers would enjoy the tribute to those who have served our country.JOHN T. BIRD,BIRMINGHAM, ALA.Thank you for your contribution...
Army Nurse: Catherine Perrine Recalls Fun, Work, Camaraderie of 18 Months in Vietnam
More like "M*A*S*H*" with its laughter than "China Beach" with its depressing scenes is how Catherine Perrine describes her 18 months as an Army nurse in Vietnam.In 1966, Perrine was one of 80 nurses in the 67th Unit assigned to a 400-bed evacuation...
A Sick Child's Wish Is Politically Incorrect
By now it is old news that Erik, a young Minnesota boy suffering from a malignant brain tumor, was granted his dream of a Kodiak bear hunt in Alaska by the Minnesota chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This decision prompted howls of outrage from...
August Vote Set on Bond Issue Money Would Provide $2.9 Million in Loans to Help Fix Sidewalks
Voters in Webster Groves will decide in August whether to borrow $2.9 million to repair sidewalks.Members of the City Council say the sidewalks need to be patched soon. They voted last week to put a bond-issue proposal on the ballot Aug. 6.In addition...
Back on Track Wall Street Likes Thermadyne's Debt-Relief Strategy
Thermadyne At A GlanceBUSINESS: Welding, cutting, wear-resistance equipment.HEADQUARTERS: Clayton.CEO: Randall Curran.1995 SALES: $414 million.1995 LOSS: $160.8 million.EMPLOYEES: 3,400, including 82 in Clayton.Subscribers to the theory that Wall Street...
`Barber of Seville' Is Light on Darkness
There isn't a certifiably mean-spirited moment anywhere in the colorful and charming production of Rossini's "Barber of Seville," which opened Opera Theatre of St. Louis' 21st season on Saturday evening.Charm and color are all well and good, but comedy...
Bearing the Flame County Activist, 8th-Grader Join Torch Trek
Zachary McVey is 13 and the grandson of a former Festus mayor. He's a polite eighth-grader at the Jefferson R-7 Middle School. His track coach says he always works hard.Cindy Province, 37, volunteers for a nationwide animal research advocacy group. She...
Biology's Boot Camp Umsl's Bette Loiselle Leads Students through a Demanding Course in Tropical Ecology That Is as Rewarding for Her as It Is for Them
BETTE LOISELLE, a biologist with the University of Missouri at St. Louis, led the group of college students through the tropical forest on the slope of a towering volcano.She was looking at the great book of nature for lessons to teach.Loiselle stopped...
Board Set to Open Bids for the Construction of New Elementary School
The Wentzville School Board has approved the design for a new elementary school in Lake Saint Louis scheduled to open in August 1997. The board expects to open bidding on the project in late June.The estimated cost of the 66,000 square-foot building...
`Bowling Alone:' America Redefining Its Way of Life
THIS IS THE TIME of the big disconnect: Families are breaking up. Neighbors no longer know one another. Citizens are losing interest in their communities.If this is a national perspective that strikes a chord in you, then you can join the millions of...
Briefs
WORLDSWITZERLANDU.S. Called Most Competitive NationThe United States leads the world in competitiveness, followed by Asian powers Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, according to a global survey released today.Switzerland and Germany have slipped to ninth...
Briefs
WORLDSWITZERLANDU.S. Called Most Competitive NationThe United States leads the world in competitiveness, followed by Asian powers Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, according to a global survey released today.Switzerland and Germany have slipped to 9th...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSGolf Communications Inc., a golf information and services firm known as Golf Com, is offering a single toll-free telephone number - (888) GOLF411 or 465-3411 - for golfers to receive information and book tee times for more than 9,000 golf courses...
Bus Stops Here Road-Weary Youths Get New School
For years, high school students in southern Brewster County, a vast tract of West Texas desert and mountain along the Mexican border, have had an odd distinction: the longest school bus ride in the United States.But now the students' daily, exhausting...
Busybodies Try to Run Our Lives
None of your business!" Isn't that an old fashioned phrase? Can you even remember the last time you heard anybody use it?In this age of investigative reporters, political correctness, trash TV talk shows, environmental regulations and animal rights activists,...
Buying Business May Be Easier Than Starting One
Going into business for yourself doesn't mean you must come up with a unique product or service that will get customers beating a path to your door.Because a majority of start-up businesses close in their first three years, one might consider buying...
Cafeterias Need to Upgrade Services, Audit Recommends
Cafeterias in the Kirkwood School District need to undergo a face lift to look more like cafes and offer more choices of food if they want to sell more lunches to students, a recent audit of the district's food service department shows.Improvements need...
`Callable' CD Carries Higher Yield - and Risk
If you're looking for income, and don't care when you get your principal back, you might take a look at "callable" certificates of deposit.Callable CDs are an odd duck among investments. They're bank deposits that in some ways behave like bonds.They...
Can Likud Spring an Upset in Israeli Elections?
What if Bill Clinton's blatant intervention in the Israeli election on the side of the left wing's Shimon Peres backfires? What if the right wing's Benjamin Netanyahu - to the consternation of the media and most leaders of the Jewish community in America...
Card Issuer to Customers: `Don't Call So Much'
Some banks really don't get it.It's a long list, but the latest entrant is Capital One, the Falls Church, Va., credit card issuer that recently told its customers "Don't call us, we'll call you."In a letter mailed to targeted customers, the company's...
City Eyes 2 Areas of County Land for Annexation If Council Approves Action, Officials Will Submit Plan to Boundary Panel
Florissant wants to close two unincorporated pockets through annexations. They are:33.3 acres west of Coldwater and Paddock creeks and north and east of the city limits. More than 3,500 people live in the area - known as Kensington - mainly in apartments.6.86...
City Police Officer Quits after Woman Says He Coerced Her into Sex
A St. Louis police officer has resigned amid allegations by a woman that he had coerced her into having sex early Saturday on the parking lot of the Area II police station.The officer is Derrick Mack, 35, a patrolman in the Fifth District. Mack, who...
City's Centennial Prompts Pupils to Get in the Spirit
Josie Teamer, a Webster Groves third-grader, knows exactly what her town's centennial celebration is all about."A centennial is when you think back to a long time ago and imagine how it would look," wrote Josie, who with other classmates from Clark Elementary...
Committee to Oversee Levee Work Panel Will Keep Residents Informed, Speed Progress
Valley Park officials plan to set up a committee to oversee work on the city's levee project, the slow pace of which is increasingly frustrating residents.Alderman Fred L. Palmer, 2nd Ward, said the Levee Management Commission would not only keep residents...
`Cooking with Children' Good for Beginning Cooks of Any Age
AMERICA'S most treasured home cook views family meals as an endangered species, so she has developed a recipe in the hope of rescuing that fading tradition. The solution: "Cooking With Children" by Marion Cunningham (Knopf, $18).Cunningham is most at...
Council's Tougher on Buying Land Property May Be Condemned to Make Way for Pool, Park
The Chesterfield City Council has decided it will acquire the land for a park and swimming pool either by buying it or by condemning it.The land is about 39 acres west of Chesterfield Parkway, adjacent to Lydia Hill Drive and south of the West County...
Couple Must Update Estate Planning after Sale of Business
Q. My wife and I recently sold our business. The sale netted us a good sum for retirement but it put the two of us into taxable estates as we now have more than two times the credit against estate tax. Long ago we set up living trusts, so we have that...
Desperate Bosnians Resort to Picking through GI Trash
Trash from U.S. forces is proving to be a lifeline for some of Bosnia's poorest people, including some who escaped Serb terror in Srebrenica last year.Unopened packets of chewing gum, unblemished apples and plastic-sealed military meals are just some...
Don't Believe Those Silly U.S. Government Statistics
Now, let me get this straight.Washington is now proposing that investors buy long-term U.S. bonds whose interest rates are tied to the level of inflation, and trust that the government will calculate inflation honestly.There is truth to that old adage,...
Early Childhood Center to Join District Board's Vote Was Unanimous; Center's Fees Make It Self-Supporting
The Ladue School Board voted unanimously Monday night to incorporate the Ladue Early Childhood Center into the Ladue School District.Started 17 years ago as a pilot program between the school district and the Ladue District Council, the center has been...
Eckersley Goes on Disabled List
Finding no relief in rest, Dennis Eckersley will fly to Boston today to get a second opinion about his inflamed right elbow from Red Sox team physician Arthur Pappas.Eckersley, 41, was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He last pitched on May 18, when...
Energy Boost New Restaurants Plus Fresh Ideas Perk Up Old Mall
North Main Street in St. Charles is waking up.It's smelling the coffee at Little Hills Catering & Cafe; at Java Jazz & Blues; at the Circling Cafe U.S.A.; at Reserve 1867; and at the St. Louis Bread Co.Each of these restaurants has opened in the past...
Enveloping Direct Mail Properly Can Be Key to Success
Q. I am very disappointed in the response rate to my direct mail piece. It has dropped off during the past year. What can I do differently?A. If you are certain you have a strong direct mail piece but are not receiving a good response rate, then maybe...
Everest Survivor Rescued by `Luck' Texan Returns to Life, Frostbitten but Happy
Black smudges from frostbite are still smeared across the face of Dr. Beck Weathers. He soaks his hands in a whirlpool and struggles to move his fingers, desperately trying to keep the blood flowing.Sound bad? Not when you consider the alternative for...
For Blattner, 76, Memories More Precious Than Dreams
Buddy Blattner has effectively evaded the public eye for 17 years since removing himself from the broadcast industry. But the 76-year-old's performance at the St. Louis Senior Olympics is forcing him right back into sight."At this point, you just want...
For Severe Depression, Ect Can Be Effective
Dear Open Mind: I'm trying to learn as much as I can about electro-convulsive therapy (ECT). I've talked with my psychiatrist about it, but I would like objective information from someone who has no personal stake in my treatment. My doctor has been...
Free Willy? Whale's Future Still Uncertain
Twice a week, 11-year-old Sarra White peers through a thick glass window at Keiko the whale, swimming alone in his 2-million-gallon pool.She loves the orca, but she hopes someday he will be gone."I'll know that he'll have a better life out in the wild,"...
Gilkey's Homer Lifts Mets Past Padres 1-0
Bobby Jones scattered five hits in eight innings to win his fifth successive decision, and Bernard Gilkey homered as the New York Mets beat San Diego 1-0 on Sunday in New York.The Mets stopped the Padres' four-game winning streak.Jones (5-1) struck out...
Gospel Day at Six Flags Battles the Elements
Saturday was Gospel Family Day at Six Flags Over Mid-America, and the occasion featured performances by local choirs at various park locations throughout the afternoon.The highlight of the day, a performance at the Old Glory Amphitheatre featuring top-name...
Go with Greens - They're Flavorful, Healthful and Economical
THE REDISCOVERY of greens is one of the great pleasures of today's kitchen. We are realizing what other cultures have known for centuries - how flavorful, healthful and economical various greens can be.In the past decade, the selection of greens in farmers'...
Graf Healthy for Opener, but Other Standouts Ailing
While Monica Seles and so many other players are ailing, Steffi Graf is healthy for a change.Graf, who has battled chronic back and foot injuries for the past two years, said she feels in perfect shape as she prepares to defend her French Open title."It's...
Grapefruit Enhances Veal Dish
A STIR-FRY dish with a mystery flavor - grapefruit - makes a delicious quick dinner. The grapefruit nearly melts away, leaving an intriguing taste and texture. It's also a refreshing change from the puddles of soy sauce in many Chinese dishes.Snow peas...
Her Corn Casserole Is Bolivian Favorite
DIANE PROTT may not be a native of Jennings, but there is little she won't do for the city she has called her home for 17 years.She works for the city (as a permit technician in the Public Works Department). She's on the Jenningsfest committee (in charge...
Home Schooling Comes of Age : Missouri Laws Offer Parents Flexibility
Home schooling has found fertile ground in Missouri.The exact number of children being home schooled is hard to come by because the state does not require participants to register. Families for Home Education estimates that 15,000 to 20,000 children...
Home Schooling Comes of Age : Mother's Teaching Helps Student Win Top National Honor
The modern-day home schooling movement in Missouri was still in its infancy when second-grader Melanie Hadley sat down at a bright blue desk in 1985 to learn under her mother's direction.For a decade, Melanie has been tutored by her mother, a retired...
How Much of Your Benefits Are Taxed?
Most Social Security recipients escape income taxes completely on all of their benefits. But middle- or upper-income retirees have to count benefits as reportable income.Gift of the MAGI: When do taxes kick in? Only when your income - in tax jargon,...
Hudler"s Homer, Five Hits Send Angels to Victory
Former Cardinal Rex Hudler tried to shrug off his new home-run hitting prowess."I've had spurts of power during my career," Hudler said.Not in this hemisphere. Hudler, the consummate journeyman, hit 14 homers in 1993 while playing for the Yakult Swallows...
Hudler's Homer, Five Hits Send Angels to Victory
Former Cardinal Rex Hudler tried to shrug off his new home-run hitting prowess."I've had spurts of power during my career," Hudler said.Not in this hemisphere. Hudler, the consummate journeyman, hit 14 homers in 1993 while playing for the Yakult Swallows...
Incarnate Word Academy Storms to Another Title
Rain and lightning delayed the Missouri girls state soccer finale more than two hours Saturday night at St. Louis Soccer Park. For the Incarnate Word Academy Red Knights, it was well worth the wait."We were ready to play; we didn't care if we had to...
Jarrett Eases to Victory, Earns Shot at $1 Million Bonus
Dale Jarrett set himself up for a run at a $1 million bonus by running away from the field in NASCAR's longest race.Jarrett dominated the second half of the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway and finished 11.98 seconds - more than...
Journeyman Driver Wins Indy; Spare Car Captures U.S. 500: From Flat of His Back to Flat-Out, Lazier Is Indianapolis Champ
Two months ago, Buddy Lazier was driving a hospital bed, in constant pain and hoping only that life someday would return to normal.On Sunday, he drove into Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And now he knows for sure that life never will...
Journeyman Driver Wins Indy; Spare Car Captures U.S. 500: Vasser Makes Persistence Pay as `Stars' Challenge Older Event
Chip Ganassi, triumphant car owner, could hardly contain himself. He hopped up and down hugging anyone and everyone on pit road.His driver, Jimmy Vasser, was circling Michigan International Speedway after taking the checkered flag in the inaugural U.S....
`Kids' Join the Elders in Senior Games
At age 50, without so much as a gulp, Marty Oberman signed up as a "senior" to play basketball at the 17th annual St. Louis Senior Olympics.Oberman, lean, tan and with only a few gray hairs in his sideburns, stood outside the Jewish Community Centers...
Koop Touts Videos Aimed at Making Health Care Better
Dr. C. Everett Koop, a former surgeon general of the United States, has a mission: getting people the information they need to get good medical care.Koop, 79, is on a promotional tour including 10 interviews a day for a new line of Time-Life Medical...
Lessons Learned as an Army Draftee
This Memorial Day weekend finds me in this city of baroque architecture and musical genius, which 44 years ago I first encountered as a baffled private in the U.S. Army.Of the millions of American youngsters drafted for duty during the Korean conflict...
Lips That Touch Doggie Lips Will Never Touch Hers
THE MASSACHUSETTS GUY whose dog turned up earlier this month after fleeing a jet at Detroit's Metro Airport 12 days earlier was gushy with gratitude toward everybody who helped search."I love Detroit now," he said, failing to explain how he felt about...
Make-Ahead Soup Is a Dilly of a Dish
MY CALENDAR is packed. I have a cooking class to prepare for and teach, several articles due, myriad appointments and a to-do list two pages long.On Saturday, we are expecting out-of-town guests. Our friends are arriving midafternoon and departing the...
Marlins Have a Field Day at Cardinals' Expense 8-2
The Cardinals played Sunday like a team that had been on the road for two weeks.They were sloppy afield and mostly ineffective at bat. And starter Donovan Osborne kept getting new balls handed to him because the other ones were going over the wall.David...
Mccarthy's Big Vegas Project Rising to Stratosphere
Local construction giant McCarthy is completing work on the first phase of the Tower Shops, the retail mall on the second floor of the Stratosphere Tower and Resort.The Stratosphere is Las Vegas' newest mega-resort. It opened April 30 on the site of...
Memorial Day 1996: Fun, Food and Thanks
For most Americans, Memorial Day means back-yard barbecues, sports car races, department store sales, the opening of the municipal pool, the beginning of summer. Sometimes we forget the day has a serious purpose - to remember those who died in service...
Monday Memo
Ever get a female dog of an itch?This is the time of year many people get serious skin disorders, resulting in powerful itches. Whether it's dry skin, a bug bite or poison ivy, itchy skin can overwhelm you.But there's help available. COMBE INC., makers...
Monday's Child
Every Monday, the Post-Dispatch is featuring children who need adoptive homes. Terriana is the featured child this week.Terriana is a typical 2 1/2-year-old. The love of her life is that affable purple dinosaur, Barney, though Big Bird is a close second.Terriana's...
More Protection for Commercial Speech
The Supreme Court made it clear recently that commercial speech deserves more constitutional protection than it has had. But it can't make up its collective mind about how much more.In 44 Liquormart Inc. vs. Rhode Island, the court unanimously struck...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
There are all sorts of nominees for the greatest player who ever lived - ROY SMALLEY, HOBIE LANDRITH, MEMO LUNA and EDDIE MIKSIS, just to name a few - but seldom is equal consideration given to who might bear the dubious distink-tion of being the worst...
Movable Feast Pack Up a Perfect Picnic
PICNIC SEASON has arrived, and outdoor eating is easier than ever.The new wave in picnicking includes purchased meals to go, do-ahead menus and lightweight gear that renders ice obsolete. Picnics aren't merely for lazy days in the park, either. They...
Neither Peres nor Rival Gain Edge in Debate, Observers Say
In a televised debate three days before elections, Prime Minister Shimon Peres defended his peacemaking with Arabs. His challenger complained that Israelis live in perpetual fear of suicide bombings.Both men claimed victory after the taping of the 30-minute...
Neither Peres nor Rival Gain Edge in Debate, Observers Say
In a televised debate three days before elections, Prime Minister Shimon Peres defended his peacemaking with Arabs. His challenger complained that Israelis lived in perpetual fear of suicide bombings.Both men claimed victory after the taping of the 30-minute...
New Bus Route Is Set; `Manchester Connector' to Ease Job Commute
A new Bi-State bus route is expected to alleviate travel problems for those who want to work in west St. Louis County.Requested more than a year ago by Ballwin officials and representatives from the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce, the route...
New Ncs Don't Have to Compete with Our Pcs
They perched atop their stools on a glitzy stage, smiling and glib and confident like contestants on "The Dating Game." The five computer industry executives were engaged in something deadly serious, though: a battle to get the world thinking about electronic...
New Yearbook Firm Means Lower Price
High school students in the Hazelwood School District will pay less for yearbooks next year under a new contract with a different yearbook company.After much debate last week, the School Board decided to accept the administration's recommendation of...
Nightclubs Might Need More Parking
A new definition of nightclubs proposed for St. Louis County would mean those businesses applying for permits would have to provide parking spaces based on floor space instead of seating.Currently, calculations for parking at nightclubs are made by using...
No Goverment Shutdowns Likely, Budget Rivals Say
EVEN THE HOUSE'S fiery freshman Republicans say another federal shutdown won't happen this election year. But the $1.63 trillion budget for 1997 fiscal year will still be a high-profile political battleground for both parties.The 16-month brawl between...
No Government Shutdowns Likely, Budget Rivals Say
EVEN THE HOUSE'S fiery freshman Republicans say there won't be another federal shutdown this election year. But the $1.63 trillion budget for 1997 fiscal year will still be a high-profile political battleground for both parties.The 16-month brawl between...
No More Dewy Eyes Soon-to-Be-Weds Are Older and Probably Wiser
FORGET Romeo. Forget Juliet, too. Forget dewy eyes and empty pockets, innocence and youth, and every stereotype of stage and screen that fills your head when you hear the word "newlyweds."Meet the soon-to-be-marrieds of the '90s who are, on average,...
North St. Louis Bank under Fire from Its Customers
Lindell Bank & Trust Co. is drawing fire from some business leaders in a North St. Louis neighborhood.They say Lindell's branch on North Grand Avenue is leaky, dilapidated and smelly. They say the bank's policies make it hard for people in the neighborhood...
Notebook
Ozone Hole PunchersDo rockets poke holes in the Earth's protective ozone layer?Two scientists from the University of Missouri-Rolla are trying to answer that question.Donald Hagen and Philip Whitefield, researchers in UMR's Cloud and Aerosol Sciences...
Now May Be the Time for Corporate `Upsizing' Binge
Despite highly publicized layoffs by many Fortune 500 firms, employers are doing more hiring than firing.The total number of working Americans continues to rise and, what's more, some big downsizers are actually adding to their payrolls.Three years ago,...
Olympic Run Marks Personal Triumphs
When the Olympic torch was carried across the United States in 1984, St. Charles resident Gregg Sallwasser, then 19, had the chance to join the torch's procession on his bicycle while traveling in California.Tuesday, Sallwasser will carry the torch as...
One Fund Stands the Test of Time
Most mutual fund investors know they should ride out short-term fluctuations in their equity funds' value. Those who abandon stock funds when the markets head south are more likely to miss a rebound than save themselves from further suffering.Unfortunately,...
Opposition Leader in Burma Speaks Nobel Laureate Holds Convention of Allies
Despite the arrest of hundreds of her supporters, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi opened an opposition party convention Sunday to campaign for democratic reform in Burma.Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate who spent more than six years under house arrest...
Ortwerth Makes Plea to Voters: Use Tax Is Good for County
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth is concerned that voters mistakenly will think a use-tax proposal he endorses is a new tax."It's not in place now," Ortwerth said last week, "but it was in place since 1992 until the state stopped collecting...
Penguins Rally, Beat Panthers to Tie Series
A little desperation Sunday did wonders for the Pittsburgh Penguins.Coming off what may have been their worst game of the season, the Penguins evened the Eastern Conference finals by beating Florida 2-1. Bryan Smolinski's goal with 3 minutes 31 seconds...
People
JERRY SEINFELD says it's time to sit down. Come next season, the comedian will drop the stand-up bits that have opened NBC's long-running hit "Seinfeld."He says there's too much work to do because co-creator LARRY DAVID is leaving the show. "I have more...
Plan for Hog Farm Worries Neighbors They Air Concerns about Odor, Water Quality, Impact on Market
A proposal to put a large hog-breeding farm in northwestern Perry County has residents near the site concerned. Company officials, meanwhile, are trying to clear the air.Growmark Inc. of Bloomington, Ill. has an option to purchase 160 acres of land east...
Pupils Get in Spirit of Centennial `Queen of the Suburbs' Evokes Colorful Images
Josie Teamer, a Webster Groves third-grader, knows exactly what her town's centennial celebration is all about."A centennial is when you think back to a long time ago and imagine how it would look," wrote Teamer, who with other classmates from Clark...
Quick Sandwich Keeps Game Moving
MY HUSBAND and I occasionally play Boggle, a game in which players make as many words as possible from adjoining letters arranged on a board before the time runs out. The game is addictive, and it's difficult to break for a meal. Sandwiches are called...
Quotable Business Quotes
"I think most customers realize when their balance shows $924 million, they think it's probably not their money."- Thomas Kelly, a First Chicago NBD Corp. spokesman, after the sixth-largest U.S. bank deposited $924.84 million in the checking accounts...
Raceway Promises Excitement, Jobs `We're All Going to Benefit,' Says Mayor
When the new, expanded Gateway International Raceway revs up in Madison, it's expected to generate more than just fun for racing fans.Local towns and businesses hope to benefit economically. Community leaders expect tha more than 1,000 new jobs will...
`Real Cars, Real Stars' a Real Mess
So much for the "real cars, the real stars and the real race."Officials of Championship Auto Racing Teams smugly billed the U.S. 500 that way because they were going head to head with the Indianapolis 500 this Memorial Day weekend.At least at Indy, where...
Recruiters Open Doors at Scott Base Juniors, Seniors Get a Good Look at a Variety of Aircraft - and Careers
Scott Air Force Base rolled out the red carpet for more than 1,000 high school juniors and seniors at a recent program conducted by recruiters nationwide.A dozen base organizations gave their guests a tour of the base, took them through several aircraft...
Researchers Scramble to Work Glitches out of Satellite Tracker
Researchers raced Sunday to solve a laser tracking problem aboard shuttle Endeavour before today's third and final close encounter with a satellite the astronauts dropped off last week.A measurement device in the shuttle cargo bay is designed to gauge...
Residents Show Opposition to Proposals by Florissant for Annexation of Tracts
Two of Florissant's annexation efforts will face a rough ride in an election if the St. Louis County Boundary Commission authorizes public votes on the issues. That was the message of about 300 county residents who attended a public hearing Tuesday night...
`Rookie Day' at Indianapolis 500 Doesn't Turn into Crash-Athon
Those expecting cautious racing and wrecks galore in Sunday's rookie-laden Indianapolis 500 got a surprise.The competition was keen and often heated, with bold passes and eye-popping moves aplenty. Speed was abundant, too, with many laps in the 230-mph...
"Rookie Day' Is No Crash-a-Thon
Those expecting cautious racing and wrecks galore in Sunday's rookie-laden Indianapolis 500 got a surprise.The competition was keen and often heated, with bold passes and eye-popping moves aplenty. Speed was abundant, too, with many laps in the 230-mph...
Salvi Regroups after Some Image Problems Campaign Staff Inexperience Cited
Republican State Rep. Al Salvi's upcoming campaign reorganization, in his view, is in part a way to revive the nice-guy image Salvi thinks has been tarnished by statements that have been coming out of his own organization.He blames the problem on his...
Searchers Retrieve Black Box Officer: Prayer Answered in Search at Crash Site
The cockpit voice recorder, which investigators hope will help explain what ignited a fire aboard ValuJet Flight 592, was pulled out of the muddy Florida Everglades on Sunday, officials said.The toolbox-sized box was immediately packed in water inside...