St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 12, 1996

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14 People File for Board Seat Three Ex-Candidates, One Former Member Hope to Fill Vacancy
The hours are long, and the pay nonexistent, but 14 people have applied to fill a vacancy on the School Board of the Rockwood district in west St. Louis County.Applicants include a former board member, Steve Smith, and three unsuccessful candidates from...
20-20 the History Museum Brings an Increasing Number of African-Americans to Its Board and Staff to Sharpen Our Perspective on Local History
FEW would disagree that African-Americans have played a significant role in the community's history and culture since the founding of St. Louis in 1764. Yet many African-Americans here have long said that exhibits and books by so-called master historians...
5th Stabbing in Month at Prison
An inmate stabbed another prisoner Wednesday morning at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. It was the fifth stabbing at the prison in a month.The inmate was stabbed in the back several times with a weapon resembling an ice pick. The attack happened...
7 Mayors Recommend High Priority for Metrolink along Old Rail Bed
The mayors of seven cities in central St. Louis County say the region should give a high priority to building a MetroLink line along abandoned Terminal Railroad right of way that generally parallels Interstate 170.In November, the East-West Gateway Coordinating...
7 Mayors Suggest Metrolink Priority Officials Want Line along Abandoned Right of Way at Old Terminal Railroad
The mayors of seven cities in central St. Louis County say the region should give a high priority to building a MetroLink line along abandoned Terminal Railroad right of way that generally parallels Interstate 170.In November, the East-West Gateway Coordinating...
A Big View of Small Spaces
WHEN IT COMES right down to it, the trouble with small homes is one of perception, not proportion. What they lack - in a word, bigness - is obvious. Less so is what they offer: cozy comfort, convenience, efficiency and economy.Simply put, compared with...
Abortion Drug May Be Tested in Area
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region "hopes and expects" to participate soon in tests of a drug that induces abortion."We're moving full speed ahead, reviewing the protocol and looking at all the aspects to determine if, how, and when we can be...
A Bulletproof Formula? Black-White Action Flicks Rake in Ticket Sales and Send out a Commentary on the Racial Status Quo
Hollywood movie studios know a winning formula when they see one, and they definitely see a champ in buddy movies that star one white and one black actor.From "48 Hours" to "Lethal Weapon" to "Money Train," to this week's No. 1 box office hit, "Bulletproof,"...
A Free Market Determines Value
If someone asked you how much money you make, what would your response be? "None of your business!" perhaps? That would certainly be my response, especially since I don't know myself until the tax accountant tells me.Yet we have become such busybodies...
Airport Renews Contract for Expansion Promotion
The St. Louis Airport Commission has already spent $780,000 to promote the expansion of Lambert Field. On Wednesday, it decided to spend some more.The commission voted to give a three-year contract to MultiMedia PR Group Co., a local firm headed by Gentry...
Amid Little Fanfare, Stonewolf Plays Nine
Walter Wolfner explained why Stonewolf, the much-anticipated, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, opened for partial play over the weekend without fanfare."We wanted to sort of keep it quiet," said Wolfner, son of Jack Wolfner who is one of the principle...
A News Reporter Sent Where There's No News
WAS IT THE inescapable image of Bob Barker that I shall remember most? Or the $1,007.50 cup of Diet Coke?Perhaps it will be the self-effacing wit of Robert Reich, a very tall man in a very short frame. Or the ironic humor of a senator's four-year-ol...
A Role for the Government
Get this. The German government will subsidize a four-week health cure at a spa, beach or mountain retreat if a doctor determines that slathering some volcanic mud over the body would improve a citizen's well-being. Such posh benefits help explain why...
Around the Links
PGA TOURPresidents CupSite: Gainesville, Va. Dates: Friday-Sunday. Course: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (7,289 yards, par 72). Schedule: Friday: 7 a.m., five better-ball matches; 12:30 p.m., five alternate-shot matches. Saturday: 7 a.m., five better-ball...
Astros Miss Chance to Gain on Cardinals
Mickey Morandini had four hits and knocked in two runs as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Houston Astros 10-8 Wednesday night in Houston.Houston remained 2 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the NL Central Division lead.The Astros actually outhit...
Astros Rally, Remain 2 1/2 Behind Cardinals
Craig Biggio's eighth-inning sacrifice fly completed a three-run rally Tuesday night that gave Houston a 4-3 victory over visiting Philadelphia.The Astros trailed 3-1 when Orlando Miller, pinch-hitter Derrick May and Brian Hunter started the eighth with...
Auditions & Announcements
Mid America Theatre Co.: Auditions for females ages 5 to 7 with tap experience for Shirley Temple production number 10 a.m. Saturday. For more info and location, call 922-8390.J.I./W.C.H. Fan Club: Calling all voices for auditions 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday...
Ban Chemical Weapons Now
The Senate is scheduled to decide today whether to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, which would require all signatories to destroy their chemical weapons and promise neither to develop nor acquire such weapons in the future. It's about time.So...
Best Bets for the Week of Sept. 12-18
Tonight"Return of the Mothership": George Clinton is at the helm as the funk flagship sets down in the Kiel Center for a 7:30 show. For more, see page 12.Friday Taste St. Louis: The three-day celebration on downtown's Gateway Mall has a lot more than...
Board Chief Addresses Class Growth Changes in Boundaries, Alternate Sites Suggested
As the Rockwood School District continues to grow by the equivalent of an elementary school each year, its School Board president is suggesting that the board consider boundary changes for schools and alternate sites for some special programs to free...
Board Cuts Deficit Spending by More Than $1 Million
The University City School Board helped reduce its deficit by spending $1,071,925 less in its 1995-96 budget than the board had planned.The board originally projected it would spend $839,241 less than had been budgeted. The unexpected $232,684 in savings...
Bonds Goes to Bat for la Russa Giants Slugger Hits 2 Homers to Beat Cards
The Cardinals, judiciously using the intentional walk and the almost-intentional walk, had controlled San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds for the first two games of a three-game series.In his first eight plate appearances, Bonds was walked intentionally...
Bonds Has a One-Way Ticket on Ego Trip
Tony La Russa jumped into the shower immediately, as if to wash away the stench of a 4-2 loss to the zombies in the San Francisco uniforms.La Russa toweled off, and then met the press.Eyes glittering. Nostrils flared. Lips pursed. Absolutely smoldering....
Books on Tape
"THE TRIAL OF ELIZABETH CREE"A novel by Peter Ackroyd (9 hours, unabridged Recorded Books, $13.50 rental, $45 purchase)In this story, which is infused with a number of historical figures of 1886 London, it is easy to get caught up in a fiction of a Victorian...
Borgia One-Day Event a Tourney of Champions
Four defending state champions are slated to play in the one-day St. Francis Borgia volleyball tournament Saturday.The fab four are:Cor Jesu, winner of the Missouri Class 4A title; Borgia, 3A champ; Holden, 2A champ; and Breese Mater Dei, winner of the...
Breast Cancer Drug Study Needs Fewer Volunteers
A landmark breast-cancer study is going to be smaller and quicker.When the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial was launched in 1992, researchers estimated that 16,000 women would be needed to determine whether the drug tamoxifen prevents breast cancer in...
Briefs
NATIONPROTEST RESIGNATIONS3 Quit After Clinton Signs Welfare Law President Bill Clinton's signing of the Republican welfare overhaul bill last month has prompted protest resignations from three officials of the Health and Human Services Department. Peter...
Briefs
MISSOURISTATE MENTAL HEALTH DEPT.2 Executives On Leave Pending Inquiry A division of the state Department of Mental Health has put two top executives at the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center on paid leave pending a personnel investigation. The center,...
Bumper Crop
RALPH LAUREN has two new, less-expensive lines of clothing for women.Tommy Hilfiger and Nautica each have one.And in the higher-priced realm this fall, Louis Dell'Olio, a former czar at Anne Klein, is creating new, private-label designer clothes for...
Candidates Raise over $100,000 Reports Show Spending in 1st Senatorial District
Gloria Weber by far is the greatest contributor to her campaign for state senator from the 1st District in south St. Louis County.Weber of Concord Village, the Democratic candidate in the Nov. 5 election, has provided more than 80 percent of the $64,948.59...
Celebrities Helping Larger Women's Self-Image
CELEBRITIES ARE helping to raise the profile of large-size women.Rosie O'Donnell, Roseanne, Linda Ronstadt, Kathy Bates and Wynonna have changed the way we think about glamour.Former talk-show host Carnie Wilson hopes to do more and to start her ow n...
Cheap Stuff $5 and Under
Prairie Day: This celebration of Missouri prairies, held each year on one of the state's prairie preserves, comes to the Missouri Botanical Garden's Shaw Arboretum on Saturday a the first time that Prairie Day has been in the eastern part of the state....
Chewing the Fat
Talking with John Rallo,owner of Johnny Roller's, 16 N. Central (Clayton)Q: How did you and your partners come up with the name Johnny Roller's? A: We wanted something with an old-fashioned flavor, some name like the old speakeasies, cabarets and underground...
City Hall Parking Lot Claims Clerk as Victim
CALLING CARDS: St. Louis Board of Aldermen clerk Fred Steffen is resting in traction after falling in construction debris on the site of the new City Hall parking lot last week. Steffen, out for at least five weeks, can expect sympathetic visits from...
Clinton, Dole Wrestle over Drug Issue
Using words of compassion and trust, President Bill Clinton and Republican nominee Bob Dole crossed swords in a long-distance confrontation over which of them is the real family values candidate.Wednesday's issue was drugs. Clinton urged states to test...
Clinton Tax Cuts Could Produce a Hike over 10 Years, Panel Says
President Bill Clinton's proposed tax cuts could wind up being a $64 billion tax increase over 10 years, according to congressional analysts.That's because many of the cuts he proposes would end after 2000, the last year of the next presidential term,...
Collinsville Loses Lofty Landmark Water Tower Built in 1922 Is Reduced to Hunks of Steel
The old Collinsville water tower is gone - demolished one heavy hunk at a time and hauled away in trucks.There was no room to fell the tower like a tree because it was surrounded by City Hall and fire department, the police station, downtown stores and...
Concert Previews
Tracy Bonhamw/Local H, 8 p.m. Saturday, Side DoorTwo gripe-rock bands form an interesting double bill. Like fellow gritty rockers Liz Phair and Ruthie Morris, the leading guitarist of Magnapop, Bonham and her band string together some adventurou s, catchy...
Consultant to Hold Seminar on Writing Grant Proposals
Last year some north St. Louis County schools got a $700,000 federal grant to open a school to reform violent students.Now the man who helped bring that money to north St. Louis County will train educators to go after the grant money themselves.The grant...
Cops and Lobbers Softball Browns Will Tolerate No Criminal Activity
Local crooks should be advised. Steer clear of Tim Stoecklin's St. Louis Browns Softball Club.The Browns are a select slowpitch team. The roster is strictly made up of officers of the law.And they can swing a bat as deftly as a nightstick. The Browns...
Country Glow for Alice Spencer, It's Alias.Patsy Cline
"I looked and there was this kind of chunky little girl, leanin' back and leadin' into `Walkin' After Midnight.' And I tell you, I have never heard a voice that impressed me so."-From Ted Swindley's play "Always...Patsy Cline"If you see Alice Spencer...
County Police Assume Duties; Northwoods Out
The St. Louis County Police Department took over police protection for Pasadena Hills this month after the village became dissatisfied with the service it was receiving from the Northwoods Police Department.Pasadena Hills Mayor Scott Livingston said...
Court Documents Build Costello Link to Cueto
New documents filed in the federal case against lawyer Amiel Cueto of Belleville add evidence that U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello is the mysterious person the indictment called Cueto's "undisclosed business partner."But the motions filed late Tuesday by Cueto's...
Cujo Back with Vengeance as World Cup Goaltender Ex-Blue Riding High in Prominent Role for Canada
If Mike Keenan had been selected to coach Team Canada in the World Cup of Hockey, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that Curtis Joseph wouldn't have made the team.In fact, Keenan criticized the goalie's selection back in April. The Blues general manager...
Curtain Raisers
A Car Is BornCar trouble? You think you know about car trouble? Jack Lane, managing director of Stages St. Louis, can tell you about REAL automobile worries."For this show, we had to come up with a drivable, functioning car that would also serve as a...
Cutting Can Start `Outdoor' Hibiscus
Q: I would like to plant Hibiscus moscheutos , the tall perennial hibiscus. I have a neighbor who has one. Can I take a cutting from this plant or should I plant a blossom?A: The hardy, "outdoor" hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos) can be grown from stem...
Day by Day
SATURDAYWINE, MUSIC, DINNER - The Soulard Blues Band will play from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Winery, 5634 High Street, Augusta. The cost for music only will be $5. A buffet barbecue dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for $17.50, including...
Dennis Green Held Team Meeting on His Troubles
Dennis Green defended himself for the first time Wednesday against criticism of his personal life, revealing a team meeting in which he discussed his off-field troubles last week."I think I've always been an honorable man and had respect from people...
Designers Trying to Rescue Couture
THE SCENE at the Paris fall shows was not unlike the pivotal one in adventure movies when the heroine is woozy because she's been drugged or is succumbing to hypothermia and needs to be manhandled. The hero grabs her, shakes her, and then walks her around...
Diehards Back to Give Blues Another Look
Chris Tenney, his wife, Melissa, and their toddlers, Ryan and Heather, gazed wide-eyed as two Blues squads scrimmaged Wednesday afternoon."Buzak!" Ryan yelled across the ice at goaltender Mike Buzak."Sudsy!" said little Heather, who, it turned out, was...
Dole Addresses `Fainthearted,' Promises Victory
Trying to calm GOP jitters, Bob Dole portrayed himself Wednesday as a lifetime survivor against long odds - and for proof displayed an ominous 1945 letter to his father from the Army.The letter informed Doran Dole that the recovery of his second-lie...
Elbow Infection Puts Macinnis out of Blues Lineup for a Month
So much for the serenity of training camp.Three days into the preseason, the Blues learned that All-Star defenseman Al MacInnis will be out for a month.He has an infection in the bone in one elbow. "He can't have any contact on it," coach Mike Keenan...
Evidence Key in Opening of Trial Prosecutor Says He Has Enough to Prove Murder
A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that he doesn't have an eyewitness but does have enough evidence to prove Anthony Burns killed two men whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in the trunk of a burning car almost seven years ago.Defense attorney James...
Ex-Zoning Director Argues That Firing Was Improper
Don O'Donniley, Jefferson County's planning director for six years, was improperly fired by the County Commission, O'Donniley's lawyer argued in court Tuesday."The commission had no authority to demand his resignation," said Andrew Sandroni, during a...
Fed Finds Big Bucks for Many of Its Own
At the Federal Reserve, the chief of maintenance earns $163,800, more than the secretary of state or the secretary of defense as well as the Fed's own chairman. And that's just a start.Over the last three years, the number of Fed employees paid more...
Finding Luxury at the Discount Store
IMAGINE you lived somewhere with no Target, no Venture, no K-Mart, not even a Wal-Mart nearby. Think what life would be like with just a small Dollar General, a family-owned variety store (albeit a very sweet one) and some specialty shops. Could you...
Flaws Halt Production of Mallinckrodt Items
Mallinckrodt Group Inc. said Wednesday that it has temporarily stopped making a line of surgical devices after flaws were detected in some of them.The company said it had received no reports of patients being harmed. Mallinckrodt also issued a "customer...
For Top Flavor, Get Those Roots into Good Earth
Which tastes better, a tomato plucked from a vine whose roots plunge deep into humus-rich soil, or the same tomato grown in earth that has been enriched with Miracle-Gro or some other manufactured fertilizer?It is a question that always stirs debate....
Fright Moves the Ghastly Game of Halloween
Ah, the sounds of Halloween. Shrieks, screams and the jangle of cash registers, as thrill-seekers queue up to pay big bucks for the pleasure of being scared out of their wits.Allhallow's Eve may be seven weeks away, but St. Louis' big commercial haunted...
Full Steamer's Ahead Dogtown Eatery Specializes in Reasonably Priced, Innovative Seafood Creations
It used to be pizza, preferably Frank's in my hometown of Westbury, N.Y. But now my food of choice, should I be forced to pick only one thing to eat forever, is oyster nachos. They are, in a word, amazing.They also are the brainchild of Larry Shifrin,...
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts Plan Fall Encampments
Metro East area Girl Scouts will hold open house at their camps in Madison and St. Clair counties this fall. Boy Scouts from the Trails West Council will hold an unusual encampment at St. Louis Regional Airport at Bethalto.Activities at the airport encampment,...
Glorious Gospel (and a Little Food) Culinary Showcase Features Local Gospel Acts with National Acclaim
A highlight of the musical menu at this year's Taste St. Louis will be the Gospel Showcase.Among the featured performers will be gospel artist Rusty Watson, who was born and reared in St. Louis and is currently based in Oakland, Calif. A singer, songwriter...
Golden Oldie This Family's Roots Make Horseradish
The eve of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, was once a time of tears for women like Morris Gold's mother. Rosh Hashana meant gefilte fish, and gefilte fish meant horseradish - the powerful condiment that stings the eyes and clears the sinuses.Gold,...
Good Company Piazza Is Running in Select Circle as He Battles for a Batting Title
His name once was mentioned alongside the likes of Jim Greenlee and Juan Price, Paul Bacosa and David Silvernail. Like Mike Piazza, all were selected in the 62nd round of baseball's 1988 draft.The 62nd round. It sounds like a bad joke. "Hey, congratulations,...
Grass Roots Strummin' and Pickin' Concert Reflects Music's Rising Popularity
The toe tappin', finger snappin', blood stirrin' rhythms of bluegrass are becoming more and more a part of the '90s music scene, according to bluegrass historians.Bluegrass festivals in parks, motels and convention centers are attracting not only those...
Hazardous-Waste Collection Site Urged Study Recommends Center for Dangerous Household Substances
The St. Louis area should have a permanent collection center for household hazardous waste, a study says. Officials would have to find a way to pay for building and operating it.The recommendation came recently from a study by a task force of Conflu...
Hear Here
Beat Goes OnThe world (beat) is your oyster when the GET OUT World Beat Series at Union Station takes the Lake Stage on three consecutive Friday nights beginning Sept. 20.The series kicks off with a performance by the South African band Zulu Spear. The...
Heart Catheterization Can Show Circulation Flaws
Dear Dr. Donohue: I've been short of breath for about five years. It seems to get worse. I've seen a lung doctor, but he says it's my heart. Echograms show a weak heart muscle. I could not do a stress test, because I almost passed out. Heart catheterization...
Hey Daddy, Make Room for `Weird Tv' Finally, One of Cable's Racier Show Comes out on Video
In its first 50 years, TV was almost never weird. With three networks vying for the hearts of middle America, adventurous was just the opposite of what anybody broadcast. The raciest the tube ever got was when it showed a Hollywood movie and bleeped...
High Art and the Media
Credit Thomas Lang, chair of Webster University's art department, for bringing this exhibit to the area. A teaching veteran of the university's Vienna campus, Lang is familiar with artists in that city who have attempted to redefine the concept of museum....
Higher Milk Prices Predicted
A gallon of milk could cost more than $3 by Christmas, but dairy farmers say record-high milk prices won't make them rich."All the money is going into corn" to feed milk cows, said Ross Hemann, a dairy farmer from New Douglas, Ill., about 45 miles northeast...
Highway Projects Facing Detour Panel Recommends Year's Postponement
Missouri Political Correspondent Missouri leaders on the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council agreed Wednesday to a year's delay on $750 million worth of highway projects in the St. Louis area.The delay amounts to a stretching out of construction for...
Hortense Punishes Island of Grand Turk
Hurricane Hortense smashed the island of Grand Turk with torrents of rain and 90-mph wind Wednesday as it picked up speed and headed toward the United States. It left 14 dead in its wake.On Tuesday, Hortense pounded Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.President...
Hostility Stalks Kurds as Unity Eludes Them
SPARKING THE LATEST clash between the United States and Iraq is a people long used as an excuse for bloodshed at the fringes of the Middle East.They are the Kurds, nomadic mountain dwellers who would just as soon be left alone. Instead, they have found...
House Lets Stand Veto on Abortion Restrictions
The Missouri House let stand Wednesday Gov. Mel Carnahan's veto of a bill that would add new restrictions on abortion clinics.Republicans led the effort to override the governor's veto. They fell 19 votes short of a two-thirds majority needed. The final...
Illinois Surrogate Mom Is in Hiding, Cousin Says
The Illinois woman who sold her baby to a gay couple in Scotland has been hiding from the press partly because of a confidentiality agreement, according to the attorney who handled the surrogacy arrangement.Andrea Hasty signed an agreement that prevents...
Inflation Tame in Region, Fed Says Central Bank May Keep the Lid on Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve found little sign of quickening inflation in its latest economic survey, and that may ease the pressure for an interest rate increase.In the survey, released Wednesday, Fed economists found conditions "moderating slightly" in the...
Iran Needs a Gorbachev
What produces a Mikhail Gorbachev? That is the question. You see, if change is to come to Iran, it is not going to come by the shah's son riding back on a white horse to oust Iran's Islamic leadership. And it isn't going to come by way of the ragtag...
It's a Standing O - as in Ozzie - Just before Finish
Fans here gave Ozzie Smith a standing ovation Wednesday before he ended the Cardinals' 4-2 loss to the Giants by flying to left field.The at-bat was his last at 3Com Park and, yes, he is retiring.Smith caused some furor recently when he said he reserved...
It's Back to Work Votes for . . .3,774 Votes against . . .1,785 `Good Outweighs the Bad' as Machinists Vote Ends Nation's Largest Strike
They began by booing and jeering, but when the vote was counted Wednesday, members of the International Association of Machinists had ended their 99-day strike against McDonnell Douglas."This is the best that we could get," said Gerald Oulson, president...
Kemp Urges Farrakhan to Denounce Bigotry Earlier, Candidate Praised Nation of Islam Leader
Playing down published comments in support of Louis Farrakhan, Jack Kemp reiterated his own denunciations of racism and bigotry.And Kemp, the Republican vice presidential nominee, called upon Farrakhan, the controversial black leader, to follow suit."It's...
Kid Care Children's Hospitals Reach out for Patients
The next time your child develops an astronomic temperature, or needs an emergency tonsillectomy or some delicate knee surgery - you may be able to take him or her to a hospital close to home.St. Louis' two children's hospitals say they are reaching...
Late Bloomers Sweeten Summer's End
September was always my favorite month when I was a young schoolgirl. After a long, and usually boring, summer it was so great to get back to classes and see friends. But ever since I became a gardener, fall has held less charm.It's more of an ending...
Late Bloomers Sweeten Summer's Last Days
SEPTEMBER WAS ALWAYS my favorite month when I was a young schoolgirl. After a long and usually boring summer, it was so great to get back to classes and see friends. But ever since I became a gardener, fall has held less charm.It's more of an ending...
Laurie B. Feldman, 38; Spoke out about Cancer
Laurie Brin Feldman, a St. Louis businesswoman and advocate for breast cancer awareness, died Wednesday (Sept. 11, 1996) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur after a long battle with the disease. She turned 38 Tuesday.Mrs. Feldman, of Frontenac,...
Laurie B. Feldman, 38; Spoke out about Cancer
Laurie Brin Feldman, a St. Louis businesswoman and advocate for breast cancer awareness, died Wednesday (Sept. 11, 1996) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur after a long battle with the disease. She turned 38 Tuesday.Mrs. Feldman, of Frontenac,...
Legal Services Office Opens Outreach Clinic
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has opened an outreach clinic one evening a month in St. Charles to serve low-income people in need of legal assistance on civil cases.An appointment is required to meet with one of the volunteer lawyers at the clinic...
Levee Improvements Sought to Protect Park
Dan Foust and Rory Riddler said they think it would be in the best interest of St. Charles to ante up $55,000 for improvements along a levee that protects the area near Bales Park on the city's north side.The two City Council members brought up the issue...
Live-In Feels Left out of Class Reunion Plans
Dear Abby: My live-in companion (call her Beth) is having a 55-year class reunion in about a month. We have lived together for eight years, travel together, attend church together, etc.The trouble is, when she received her information on the reunion,...
Looking Retro for Back-to-School
IF YOUR CHILDREN aren't wearing official uniforms back to school, chances are they'll be garbed in that other uniform.Denim, of course.But if your sense of deja vu is even stronger than usual, it may be because many of the styles you're seeing on the...
Making Libraries Fun - and Useful to Communities
The Forsyth County Library, in Winston-Salem, N.C., does more than lend books: It has a full adult continuing education program to help residents earn degrees, learn new trades, hunt for jobs, gain computer skills.In Jacksonville, Fla., the recreation...
Managed Care Is Doing the Job
Critics of today's health-insurance environment tend to forget, or ignore, the economic circumstances that launched and have sustained the growth of managed care over the past two decades.Billions were spent in a 1950s supply-side splurge to build hospitals,...
Man Wants City to Stop Trespassers Fencing of Park Urged to Protect Land, Family
A Bellefontaine Neighbors resident has asked city officials to prevent people who use the adjacent Tanglewood Park from coming on his property and harassing his family.The resident, Rudy Smith, wants the city to fence the park.He complained to board...
Mapping Imagery
Peter Marcus has sailed rather triumphantly into deeper artistic waters in a group of new prints at the Elliot Smith Gallery.Marcus, who is a printmaker of acknowledged authority, reveals in these collagraphs on paper his strengths as an image-maker....
Midwife of Women's Movement Delivered Progress
WASHINGTON IS a white wine kind of town, which made Catherine East all the more memorable.She liked an occasional beer.I know this tidbit because over the last several years I would see her at dinner parties, and when the beer was hesitantly offered,...
Morning Briefing
Prudential Loses AARP Contract, To Fire 3,500Prudential Insurance Co. of America said it will cut 3,500 jobs in 1997 when its $3.5 billion contract with the American Association of Retired Persons expires.AARP said United HealthCare Corp. and ITT Hartford...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The small college town of Tuscaloosa, Ala., is dotted with salutes to the coaching great who probably touched more lives in the state than any other person, Associated Press writer EDDIE PELLS notes.Yet another tribute will take place when about 100...
Mothership Calling
If there is life on Mars, it can expect a visit from George Clinton & The P-Funk All-Stars, for now that The Awesome Power of a Fully Op er ational Mothership is re-engaged, the funk is liable to wind up anywhere.Of course, those alien lifeforms already...
Mrs. Mcdougal in Contempt
Susan McDougal says that Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr called her before a federal grand jury in the hope she would incriminate President Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, once her partners in a failed Arkansas land venture. Contrary to what...
Mu's Hardge Ineligible for First Semester
Monte Hardge, the heir apparent at the University of Missouri to the center position, has been ruled academically ineligible for the first semester of this school year. He will miss the first six regular season games of the upcoming men's basketball...