St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 30, 1996

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1996: Not a Year among Our Finest
IF I HAD to give a grade to 1996, I think I'd give it a D. It wasn't very good for St. Louis.Two more home-town institutions slipped away. Boatmen's Bank was auctioned off to a North Carolina bank, and McDonnell Douglas was gobbled up by Boeing.Admittedly,...
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3 Fires Destroy House's Roof, Shed at Hog Farm, 1919 Barn
Three serious fires occurred in a four-day period Christmas week in St. Charles County.On Christmas Eve, a fire apparently caused by an improperly installed fireplace, put a quick end to a party and destroyed the roof of a house in St. Peters with about...
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3 Jobs Hang on Mascoutah Election Power Shift Could Affect Former Officer and Foes: Police Chief and City Manager
If the election for a new mayor and two council members in Mascoutah on April 1 changes the 3-2 voting lineup on the City Council, it could affect some jobs.Henry Glander hopes so. He is suing the city to get back his job as a police officer.Glander...
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'90S Mission: In Search of a Life-Changing Speech
Here's a puzzle: Hundreds of successful, fulfilled individuals lie awake at night and feel the start of what might be chest pains. Each of these people grabs his or her chest and thinks, "Heart attack?" and then, "Hey, that wouldn't be all bad." What...
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'96 Was a Year of Arguments and Setbacks (for Berkeley)
January 1996City narrows applicants for new city manager. Mayor Jean Montgomery promises an appointment sometime in spring.February Newly elected Councilmen Kenneth McClendon, councilman-at-large, and Babatunde Deinbo, 5th Ward, promise to work closely...
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Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: I am a 41-year-old woman who has been divorced for 10 years, during which time I've had a few long-term relationships.I have always been a passionate woman with the men I have cared about, and they have reciprocated. I have learned a lot about...
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A Little Caviar Goes a Long Way toward That Decadent Feeling
WHAT CONJURES up thoughts of a New Year's celebration more than caviar?Caviar "is more than a food - it is a dream," says Christian Petrossian, whose father and uncle introduced Russian caviar to Paris in the 1920s.If you like caviar, you don't have...
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A Needless Risk by Gingrich
Democrats are nothing if not thorough at hounding their enemies. And Newt Gingrich has for some time been enemy No. 1.He earned that distinction first as an articulate and fiery back-bencher, a member of the Republican minority who routinely questioned...
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A Taxing Situation: Travelers Get Soaked by Increasing Levies
Business travelers will shell out millions of dollars in travel taxes in the coming year in a soak-the-moving-target trend that shows no signs of abating.That view comes from the Travel Industry Association of America, which reports that governments...
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Berggren Gets 23 Points Leads Illini to Upset of No. 16 Wisconsin
Ashley Berggren led Illinois with 23 points as the Illini used accurate free throw shooting, including two key free throws on a technical foul, to upset No. 16 Wisconsin 73-67 Sunday in Madison, Wis.With the game tied at 67-67, Tauja Catchings stole...
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Bid for First Interchange along Highway 40-61 Set
The Missouri Department of Transportation has accepted a bid from Fred Weber Inc. to construct the first interchange along U.S. Highway 40-61 in St. Charles County.The interchange will be at Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. Work on the project is scheduled...
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Black English as a Badge of Identity
Is there anything objectionable about an American who can fluently speak Creole and standard English? How about Gaelic and standard English? Spanish and standard English? Patois and standard English?Most would agree it doesn't matter what other languages...
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Boom Campus New Building to Fill Need for Slu Health School
A new building for St. Louis University's School of Allied Health Professions is expected to be up and ready for the school's 800 students in the fall of 1998.That's more than double the number of students back in 1979, when the university created the...
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Briefs
NATIONWAR ON DRUGS Money Laundering Finds Fresh Life In CaliforniaSouthern California has taken Miami's place as the nation's capital for the laundering of drug money, an FBI report says. (Begin THREE STAR text) The region is "the money collection center...
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Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSEdge Mortgage Services Inc. has been formed at 2550 Schuetz Road, Maryland Heights, Mo. 63043, to offer home loans, debt consolidation and home improvement loans. Chairman Rick Towers, President Leda Sander and Vice President Richard Parker have...
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California's Angry Democracy
California has been a prolific laboratory of democracy. Unfortunately, sometimes it's an angry democracy where the will of the majority clashes with the constitutional rights of the minority.That's the case with Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative...
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Campbell Puts on Show for Blues Rookie Scores 2 Goals, Gets Assist to Help Defeat Boston
Jim Campbell grew up in Westborough, Mass., a western suburb of Boston, watching the Boston Bruins play on Channel 38.On Sunday night, the television at Jim and Eleanor Campbell's house was tuned in as usual to the Bruins game, but the Campbells weren't...
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Catholic Teachers Start at the Bottom
I've been looking for a full-time job as a teacher. I have a Ph.D. in education and more than 20 years of experience teaching grade school, high school and college.Recently, I applied for a job at an independent Catholic high school. After a pleasant...
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Change in Sign-Up Rules Irks Second on Ballot
Two candidates for the Hazelwood School Board wanted to be first on the ballot but disagreed on how to do it.Voters will see Pat McEvoy of the 3200 block of Briargrove Drive as the first name on the ballot.She filed at the superintendent's office at...
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City Hires Experts to Battle Plan for Airport Response to FAA Study on Expansion Is First Job
The New Year will find the St. Charles City Council prepared to match experts of proponents of westward expansion of Lambert Airport with its own nationally recognized group of consultants.Mike Miller, the city administrator, says he wants the consultants...
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Commercial Real Estate Notes
CB Commercial represented parties in these sales:31,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space and 2.3 acres of land at 9301 Dielman Industrial to Vista Investments Inc. from Curtis 1000 Inc.137,057 square feet of industrial space on 9.5 acres at...
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Companies Find Goal-Sharing Can Be Beneficial
Too many companies think compensation is a silver bullet that management can use to change employees' behavior, some experts say."Companies often go to that as a first lever to improve performance," said Tony Rucci, vice president of administration at...
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Cornucopia of Chocolate Chips
I HAVE good reason to appreciate chocolate chips. When I lived in Jerusalem 25 years ago, I couldn't find them anywhere.I wanted to bake some old-fashioned American cookies for the holidays, so I asked the manager of my supermarket if he would import...
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Democracy Thrives as Dictators Are in Retreat around the World
Does the Endangered Species Act have any room for people on the verge of extinction? If so, the Environmental Protection Agency should move to prevent the disappearance of the world's dictators, who have gotten as scarce as snail darters. Not long ago,...
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Dip into Easy Entertaining with Recipes for a Cocktail Party
EVERY YEAR about this time, the pressure is on to come up with tantalizing tidbits that are tasty, different from everyone else's and not too difficult to prepare and serve.Here are some tips from the book "365 Snacks, Hors d'Oeuvres and Appetizers"...
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Dishes Made with Yams, Sweet Potatoes Brighten Table
TRUE YAMS are rarely seen outside of Latin markets. Although a yam is not a sweet potato, the two resemble each other, taste alike and can be used interchangeably.SCALLOPED YAMS8 medium yams (about 5 pounds total), rinsed well Butter 1 tablespoon minced...
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Don't Be Charmed by Cons: Some Telltale Clues to High-Flying Fraud
A lot of investors who were expecting sugarplums have ended up with lumps of coal this year, thanks to the efforts of stock promoters who promised "the next Microsoft" but delivered shares of some high-flying little outfit that turned out to be a fraud.Is...
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Eagles Lose Detmer at Key Time
A hamstring injury prevented Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ty Detmer from finishing the first playoff game of his career.Detmer was knocked out in the third quarter of the Eagles' wild-card game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers when he was sacked...
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Eastern Mo. All-State Soccer Named
State champion Aquinas-Mercy and third-place St. Mary's led the way with three players apiece on the 1996 Eastern Missouri Coaches Association All-State Soccer team in Class 1A-3A.Forward Mike Scaglione, midfielder Josh Laramie and defender John Stu...
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Eggnog Gives French Toast Rich Flavor
AFTER Christmas, most of us find ourselves with stacks of leftovers in the refrigerator or pantry.That's the case at our house. My refrigerator always has opened cartons of eggnog in it because my husband buys this drink with abandon during the holidays.And...
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Engineers Changing Their Ideas for Metrolink, Hwy. 40 Projects
Engineering consultants have made significant changes in their thinking for expanding MetroLink into Clayton. They also have revamped their ideas for rebuilding the interchange and related intersections at Highway 40 (Interstate 64) and Skinker Boulevard.The...
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Face of Tragedy Image of Teen Who Wanted FBI Career Spurs Investigator on Twa Crash Puzzle
RANCE McKENZIE HETTLER was buried at age 18 with an FBI cap and an honorary badge, but his spirit lives each time James Kallstrom sits at his FBI computer to investigate the explosion of TWA Flight 800.Kallstrom is never farther from the essence of his...
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FBI Work's Not Necessarily FYI
People with interesting jobs earn more than money. They get a bonus: In a social setting, they're the center of attention.Take my former neighbor, David. He worked as an assistant brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch here. Whenever he told people what he did...
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Finding a Way to Sort through E-Mail Problems
Are you certain that your Internet service provider will be in that line of business - or in business at all - a year from now? In two years? Five years? Are you comfortable that the provider won't jack up prices?If you have your doubts, you're a smart...
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Fliers Not Expected to Gain from Expired Air Tax
For a second consecutive year, Congress has neglected to renew the 10 percent federal tax on airline tickets.This year, that meant that from Jan. 1 until Congress reinstated the tax in August, airline tickets were generally cheaper.But not this time....
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Food for Thought: Another Good Year for Folkl
Kristin Folkl stood in the kitchen of her family's home in Oakville last week. She didn't have to stay in shape for either a volleyball or basketball practice for the first time in about 2 1/2 years, so the kitchen wasn't off-limits anymore.Mom's Christmas...
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Forgery Allegation Blocks Small Claims Suit
Q:As the owner of an advertising agency, I recently presented a program to a prospective client. He reviewed the contract and said his wife, who owns the company, needed to review, approve and sign the contract before any work was to be done.A few days...
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For Some Siue Students, the Sky Isn't the Limit Joint Rotc, Civil Air Patrol Program Gives Cadets Wings
The classroom has no boundaries for some students at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.These students are in a joint Air Force ROTC and Civil Air Patrol program. The Civil Air Patrol conducts search and rescue operations and promotes aerospace...
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Fred's Favorites, of the '96 Quotes
Here are our favorite quotes from business stories in 1996. The dates show when the stories appeared in the Post-Dispatch.Jan. 21"Anything's all right, long's all right, short's all right. . . . If anything is all right, the closet wins." - Michael Weiss,...
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Gamblers' Pockets Lightened Casinos Rake in Billion, but Competition Grows
Bettors once again lost more than $1 billion at Illinois casinos, despite the startup of gambling boats in northwestern Indiana.Chances are, however, that next year will see further erosion in the state's gambling take.If December numbers are similar...
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`Get Up and Begin Again' at Funeral, Small Town Tries to Cope with Loss of Family
For Christmas this year, Cindy Threnn constructed a special gift for her mother, Charlotte. It was a large, black-bound album, filled with verse and prose clippings.One of the pages featured a list with the heading, "To get a fresh start, do these eight...
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Giving Two Thumbs Up for Cronkite Book
Dear Readers: You deserve pampering after surviving the rush and bustle of the nerve-shredding, tension-producing holidays. Run, don't walk, to the nearest bookstore and treat yourself to the most heartwarming, nostalgia-producing book you will have...
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Glazed Pears Star in Two Easy, Elegant Desserts
IF EVER there is a time for extra-special effort and pull-out-the-stops desserts, it is during the holidays.For an elegant yet easy holiday dessert, serve chocolate-glazed pears and poached pears in orange syrup. Poaching fruit in sugar syrup allows...
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Gop Congressman Declares He Won't Vote for Gingrich Speaker `Let Us Down,' He Says
Rep. Michael Forbes, R-N.Y., heretofore one of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's most enthusiastic supporters, became on Sunday the first Republican to announce that he would not vote for Gingrich for a second term as speaker.Forbes told the New York Times...
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Go Simple, Relaxed in New Year's Menu
NEW YEAR'S DAY is the perfect time to gather family and friends for a relaxed meal. The pace of the holidays slows down, yet the atmosphere is still festive.Brunch is a natural choice; you can dress it up or down, depending on how late the cook and helpers...
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Guatemalans Sign Accord Ending War of 36 Years 10,000 Celebrate, While Task Ahead Called Huge
War-weary guerrilla and government leaders signed an agreement Sunday ending 36 years of civil war in Guatemala and promised to tackle the poverty, repression and discrimination that fueled the war.At least 140,000 people were killed - most of them civilians...
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`Gym Rat' That Little Kid Grows Up to Lead West Aurora
The game was over, but a sizeable crowd lingered on the court at West Aurora High School even after the players had left for their locker rooms.It was a perfect stage for Trevis Williams, then 7, to showcase his jump shot.Taking aim at the same basket...
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He's Not Impressed with Stock Market's Bounce Back
Don't be too impressed by the stock market's rebound during the week before Christmas.In the first place, it was one of those "triple witching hours," which typically results in higher stock prices because professional traders put cattle prods to the...
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Hey, Guys: It's Time to Take Your Measure . . . . . . and Here Are Some Ways to Help You Increase Your Score
ONE of the central tenets of being a man is wondering how you measure up. Like a noseguard sizing up a center, we find it necessary to compare our state of affairs to the guy idling in the Jaguar at the stoplight, the well-groomed up-and-comer in the...
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Home Depot Sets an Example
Home Depot is bucking some of the assumptions associated with major businesses seeking to open stores in the city. The company intends to build a major home-improvement store in the 3400 block of South Kingshighway.That in itself is good news. What's...
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Hoop Update
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY* The Billikens found a sure cure for their holiday blues after losing 64-57 to UCLA on Monday at Kiel Center. They got a few days off to celebrate Christmas with family and friends.Did Santa Claus fill their stockings with all the...
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House Leader Calls Gop Support for Gingrich Strong but Democrat Expects Him to Quit
House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said Sunday that despite pending action against Speaker Newt Gingrich for unethical conduct, support for his re-election remained strong."We have seen no erosion whatsoever," DeLay said on NBC's "Meet the Pres...
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How Mercantile Got to the Top
Mercantile Bank's downtown skyscraper is a monument to something besides money.It's a reminder of this lesson: You can come from nowhere - foul up a few times - and still do pretty nicely in the end if you work at it.The biggest, most powerful bank in...
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How to Choose the Right Therapist
Dear Open Mind: What is the best way to choose a mental health care provider, particularly regarding anxiety and cognitive therapy? One hesitates to just pluck one from the Yellow Pages.One resource you can use when choosing a therapist is your insurance...
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Illinois Remains Behind on Clear Air Standards in Missouri, Tougher Auto Inspections in the Works
Illinois still hasn't complied with the U.S. Clean Air Act, and some fear that the state will get even more behind unless the federal government threatens sanctions."It's been an uphill battle to get the program implemented," said Ron Burke, environmental...
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Illinois Set for Tougher DUI Laws Changes Take Effect with the New Year
Beginning Jan. 1, drunken drivers in Illinois may find it harder to avoid arrest and tougher to stay out of jail if they're caught.Two new DUI measures are among more than 80 state laws taking effect on the first day of 1997.One allows workers in hospital...
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Instant Tradition Washington University Law Students Move into "Awe-Inspiring" New Digs after Bidding a Not-So-Fond Farewell to Dumpy Mudd Hall
Washington University law students have taken their last classes, researched their last cases and written their last exams in 25-year-old Mudd Hall.When they start their next semester Jan. 6, they'll report for the first time to brand-new Anheuser-Busch...
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IRS Frowns on Most Deductions for Commuting
The Internal Revenue Service usually is unyielding when it comes to a deduction for the cost of commuting between home and work. The general rule is that the outlay is a nondeductible personal expense.It makes no difference that your work location is...
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Jayne Voss: Leader Recognized for Work with Children
Jayne Voss' life is focused on the children who don't make the honor roll.One of her numerous volunteer efforts as a children's advocate was the formation of The Scoop, a newspaper staffed with talented students who find school difficult.The paper prints...
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Joining Hands Neighborhood's Institutions Lead the Way in Caring for the Area's Needy Residents
Four historic institutions just south of the downtown area cooperated before Christmas to bring a holiday meal and other presents to 2,000 people who live on less than $6,000 a year.More than a thousand people from throughout the St. Louis area gave...
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Kerry Kittles Scored 28 Points, Including a 3-Pointer and a Jumper
Kerry Kittles scored 28 points, including a 3-pointer and a jumper in a 7-0 run in overtime, to led the New Jersey Nets past the Indiana Pacers 110-102 Sunday.Kendall Gill added 22 points, including seven in overtime, and Shawn Bradley 20 points and...
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Leclair Helps Philadelphia Run Unbeaten String to 13
John LeClair scored twice as visiting Philadelphia stretched the National Hockey League's longest current undefeated streak to 13 games with a 4-2 victory Sunday over slumping Calgary.That gave the Flyers their first Alberta sweep. Coupled with a 6-4...
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Lies Used to Justify Affirmative Action
If the first casualty of war is truth, then the first casualty of the debate over affirmative action is language. By way of evidence, I submit the statement of Mark Rosenbaum, a civil rights lawyer who hailed a recent pro-affirmative action judicial...
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Man Kills Son, Then Himself, Police Say Ferguson Authorities Cite Troubled Marriage
Maureen Bruner found a note taped to her estranged husband's unlocked front door Sunday afternoon on his modest street in Ferguson. The note said their 2-year-old son was in the living room - and to call police.The toddler, Zach, it turned out, was fine....
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`Marital Trust' Can Help Preserve Estate for Widow
Q. My wife and I each have a living trust; mine has about $800,000 in it, mostly stocks and bonds. Because I'm considerably older than my wife, my guess is that I will die first. I'm concerned that my trust will be too complicated at that point. What...
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Marriage Licenses
MADISON COUNTYAllen L. Pierson and Tanya D. Young, both of Alton.James A. Pipkin and Ann M. Ruehrup, both of Dorsey. Charles W. Reynolds and Diane L. Daiber, both of Granite City. Richard R. Rice Jr. and Bobbie J. Reed, both of St. Louis. Randall E....
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Mergers Make Biggest News in This Year of Big Happenings
Merger was the buzzword in St. Louis' business community in 1996. People found themselves uttering or muttering it right down to year's end as business consolidation news kept right on breaking.Perhaps the biggest news came just 10 days before Christmas,...
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Miami Overcomes Injuries, Wins 14th in Row on Road
Tim Hardaway scored 18 of his season-high 36 points in the fourth quarter Sunday night as the injury-depleted Miami beat Milwaukee 95-94, the Heat's 14th successive road victory. That's the third-longest streak in National Basketball Association history.Alonzo...
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Mighty Big Advance Homegrown Mbas Are in Great Demand in Many Chinese Industries
The 29-year-old assistant president of the Beijing No. 1 Machine Tool Plant is a pioneer in the debt-bound world of China's state-owned industries.Zhang Yong, the son of factory workers, has risen quickly in two years since the government assigned him...
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Milosevic May Lose Military Support
Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators defied a police ban Sunday amid signs that military officers were joining the movement against Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.An open letter from military representatives in six towns, mostly in...
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Monday Memo
Would you like to celebrate the arrival of the new year in New York tomorrow night?Why not? It will cost you only 2.5 percent more than it did last year, according to the folks who sell DOM PERIGNON champagne.The winemakers' list of must-haves for the...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Former World Boxing Council heavyweight champion OLIVER McCALL recently was arrested in Nashville, Tenn. Police said he went on a rampage in a hotel lobby, throwing an ashtray, a drinking glass and - get this - a Christmas tree. He then spat on a police...
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Mu Gets Pressed, Cleaned vs. Illini Tigers Have 27 Turnovers in Losing 85-69 at Kiel
Rumors are unfounded that Sara Lee and Pepperidge Farms merged Saturday night at Kiel Center to form the world's most prolific turnover assembly line.Nope, those 27 turnovers were the signature of an off-kilter, rudderless University of Missouri team...
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New Bathroom Whirlpools Cost Less to Use
Q: I want a whirlpool bathtub for my bathroom. What are the newest and best features to look for? How much does using one cost? Are the comfortable, soft-sided, cushioned whirlpools more energy-efficient? - F.D.A: Many comfort and convenience improvements...
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New Book Takes a Hard Look at Management Theorists
Companies hire 100,000 of them a year to tell them how to improve and shell out $15 billion in the process.Consumers spend $750 million buying books they write and that four out of five never finish reading.They are the 75,000 master's in business administration...
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New Homes Going Up in East St. Louis Mayor Seeking Funds to Get More Houses for Middle Class
The spacious two-story home includes three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, marble trim and a bay window in the master bedroom with a view of the Gateway Arch.The price: $108,522.The location: East St. Louis. If that sounds improbable for a community that has...
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New Rules Require Academic, Discipline Records of Students
In an attempt to comply with the state's Safe Schools Act, the Ferguson-Florissant School Board has adopted several new policies.Administrators must now ask for academic and discipline records within 48 hours of a new student's enrollment.The student...
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New Year's Nibbles
AND WHAT ARE you doing New Year's Eve? Picture this classy possibility:Start off the evening on a musical note at the symphony. Then, it's off to a party where the food is as grand and glorious as your New Year's Eve finery.Try this menu of tempting...
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Niners East Sent South by Niners Mud Doesn't Tarnish San Francisco's Stars in 14-0 Win over Philly
For all they have in common, the major differences in the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles were obvious Sunday. The 49ers had Steve Young, Jerry Rice and an overpowering defense. The Eagles didn't.Sharing the same offensive scheme and plenty...
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No. 16 Cardinals Work Two Ots to Top No. 25 Bc
Alex Sanders scored No. 16 Louisville's first six points in the second overtime, lifting the unbeaten Cardinals to an 89-85 victory over No. 25 Boston College on Sunday in Louisville, Ky.Sanders scored a basket off Nate Johnson's missed layup with 4...
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No. 16 Cardinals Work Two Ot's to Top No. 25 Bc
Alex Sanders scored No. 16 Louisville's first six points in the second overtime, lifting the unbeaten Cardinals to an 89-85 victory over No. 25 Boston College on Sunday in Louisville, Ky.Sanders scored a basket off Nate Johnson's missed layup with 4...
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No. 16 Cardinals Work Two Ots to Top Nol. 25 Bc
Alex Sanders scored No. 16 Louisville's first six points in the second overtime, lifting the unbeaten Cardinals to an 89-85 victory over No. 25 Boston College on Sunday in Louisville, Ky.Sanders scored a basket off Nate Johnson's missed layup with 4...
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North Korea Issues Apology for Sub's Border Violation
North Korea expressed deep regrets Sunday for the intrusion of a submarine into South Korea.The two-sentence statement, crafted over several weeks by U.S. and North Korean officials, was a major concession to South Korea, which had insisted on an apology...
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No Way: Europeans Routinely Ignore Most No-Smoking Rules
Come to Europe to see the sights. But be prepared to have cigarette smoke obscure your view, even of the "No Smoking" signs.That Left Bank cafe in Paris that serves succulent escargots and fine Burgundy wine - and which according to law should have a...
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Obituaries
Louise Mary Bruns Louise Mary Bruns, 100, of Lake Saint Louis, died Friday (Dec. 27, 1996) of natural causes at Lincoln County Caring center in Troy.Mrs. Bruns was a homemaker.The funeral Mass was scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at Immaculate...
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Once Again, It's Pitts for Indy as Steelers Roll
No Hail Marys this time.No last-second heroics.No dramatic finish to leave the Three Rivers Stadium crowd waiting to exhale. Instead, the Pittsburgh Steelers reverted to blue-collar football in demolishing the Indianapolis Colts 42-14 in an American...
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Once Again, It's Pitts for Indy as Steeles Roll
There are no miracles left in the Indianapolis Colts, and still no way for them to win in Pittsburgh. The playoffs are back, and so are the Steelers.The Steelers didn't let the Colts hang around until the last play as they did in the American Football...
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On Cue Delsing Survives Do-or-Die Tourney, Keeps Pga Tour Card
His 12 years of consecutive PGA Tour membership, two top-10 finishes and $1.6 million in career earnings meant nothing. Jay Delsing was John Doe, just like some 1,100 others who entered PGA Tour Qualifying School. They were hoping to be among the few,...
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Pedaling Backward: Book Lists Schwinn's Wrong Turns
For generations, there were bicycles - and there were Schwinns.The company that built the bikes in Chicago was proudly independent, run by descendants of its German-born founder, until the fourth generation rode it into bankruptcy.Two Chicago business...
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People
Not such a wiseguy: KEN WAHL was jailed over the weekend, accused of threatening a Los Angeles bartender with a hunting knife after the employee refused to serve him any more liquor.The actor, who starred in the television series "Wiseguy" from 1987...
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People in Business
Vincent Bommarito, president of Tony's Restaurants Inc., was named to the board of directors of Artex International Inc., a manufacturer of table linens.The President Casino on the Admiral named Jesus Aviles assistant general manager, Jayne Markus casino...
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Philadelphia Makes Least of Chances San Francisco Hands Eagles First Shutout in Their Playoff History
Answer: The wind, the umpire, and a silly call.Question: What elements conspired against Philadelphia in a 14-0 National Football Conference playoff loss to San Francisco?Coach Ray Rhodes' feisty Eagles outgained San Francisco 181-92 in the first half...
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Plan for Overpass from Research Park Stirs Debate
Officials are reacting swiftly to a plan for an overpass from the Missouri Research Park over Highway 40-61 to the frontage road in Weldon Spring.The Weldon Spring Board of Aldermen sent a letter last week to urge residents to attend an emergency town...
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Polenta-Mushroom Pie Makes a Hearty, Healthful Main Course
THIS MAIN-COURSE pie is beautiful and delicious comfort food. And it's healthful, too. From Anne Casale's "Lean Italian Meatless Meals," it weighs in at only 4 grams of fat and 200 calories a serving.To make it, line a pie plate with cooked polenta....
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Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: An unidentified man was shot several times and killed about 2:45 p.m. Sunday on a sidewalk in the 4000 block of Lincoln...
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Pork Strips Stir-Fried with Lemon Add Up to Dilly of a Dish
PROCESSORS and packers are willing to do anything to get you to buy meat - trim it, cut it, even cook it. You will find precooked and flavored chicken strips in meat counters. All you have to do is supply a handful of lettuce or mayonnaise and celery...
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Professional Practices Need a Niche Market, Too
A special market niche is just as essential for the professional practitioner hanging out a shingle for the first time as it is for anyone launching a new business.Even if one succeeds in developing a specialty that results in a successful niche, it...
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Protesters Target Church Group Assails Handling of Abuse Charges at Summer Camp
Worshipers walked out of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Sunday morning and encountered a half-dozen protesters and a cluster of news reporters and photographers.Six members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests were passing out...
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QB Flap Goes AWOL as Steelers Cruise
So, whatever happened to the great Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback controversy?Well, when you demolish your opponent 42-14, as the Steelers did to the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's AFC first-round playoff game at Three Rivers Stadium, there is no controversy.Instead,...
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Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business:"We are bullish on the dollar for the new year."- Sudhir Patel, vice president at NationsBank of Texas in Dallas, commenting on expectations that U.S. stocks and bonds will remain more...
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