St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 6, 1994

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14 Annexation Proposals Are on Ballot
Thousands of voters in unincorporated parts of St. Louis County will decide on Tuesday whether they want to be part of a neighboring city.Nine municipalities have put 14 annexation proposals on the ballot. To pass, each must be approved by simple majorities...
15-Point Fourth Quarter Lifts Illini over Gophers
Ty Douthard hurdled 2 yards into the end zone with 1 minute 10 seconds to play, capping a 15-point fourth-quarter comeback that gave Illinois a 21-17 victory Saturday night over Minnesota.Douthard lost the ball after crossing the goal line and the Gophers...
25th NYC Marathon Is Lebow Memorial
Sunday's silver anniversary running of the New York City Marathon will have a pall cast over it by the death four weeks ago of its founder, Fred Lebow.The colorful Lebow, longtime race director, died after a 4 1/2-year bout with brain cancer. Those associated...
3 Seats Contested for St. Louis County Council Odd-Numbered Districts Have Races; One Official Unopposed
St. Louis County voters in the odd-numbered council districts will vote on a candidate Tuesday to represent them the next four years.Three districts have contested races. In the 7th District in West County, Republican incumbent Greg Quinn is running...
3 Seats on Uoi Board Attract Nine for Trustees
Nine candidates from across Illinois seek three six-year seats as University of Illinois trustees. Candidates run statewide in slates of three from each political party. ***** REPUBLICANS JUDITH REESE PARTY: Republican (Incumbent)....
4th-Down Magic Lifts New Mexico over No. 9 Utah
It was fourth down, and a New Mexico team that had consistently come up short this season faced one of the best defensive units in the nation.Coach Dennis Franchione didn't blink and quarterback Stoney Case never threw a bigger pass.Case bailed New Mexico...
4 Vie in 2 Hot Races in Monroe County Voters There Are Facing an Almost Full Slate
A nearly full-slate of candidates will face Monroe County voters at the polls on Tuesday. The hottest race is among four candidates for two seats on the county commission.Incumbent Democrat Donald C. Dietz and three challengers - Democrat John J. Conrad...
5 Metro East Races May Be Key to State House Control
The Illinois Democratic Party has much at stake Tuesday beyond trying to take over the governor's office for the first time in 18 years.Democrats hope to keep control of the Illinois House of Representatives, which Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago,...
7 Contested Offices in Jefferson County
Of the 10 countywide offices on Tuesday's ballot in Jefferson County, all but three of them will be contested.A county commissioner, a former state legislator and a self-employed businessman are vying to replace presiding Commissioner Elizabeth Faulkenberry,...
911 Board Candidates Voters Pick Slate in Jefferson Co
Voters will elect a slate of candidates to Jefferson County's 911 emergency telephone dispatch board.The County Commission appointed a committee in 1990 to oversee start-up of the 911 dispatch board, and voters elected six board members and a chairman...
A Lawyer's Lengthy Lament
THE ABUSE EXCUSE Cop-Outs, Sob Stories and Other Evasions of Responsibility By Alan Dershowitz 339 pages, Little, Brown, $22.95</P><P>ALAN Dershowitz has written a surprisingly critical book about the excuses, sob stories, et cetera,...
Amendment 2 Would Allow Tax Paybacks for Park Land
Constitutional Amendment 2 would allow the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to reimburse counties and school districts for taxes lost when the department acquired land for state parks.The idea is to replace tax revenues that counties and school...
Amendment 7, Also Known as Hancock Ii, Is Big Issue Friends, Foes Debate Effects
The Hancock II amendment, which is Amendment 7 on Tuesday's ballot, has become a major issue stimulating activity by large numbers of citizens, both for and against the proposal.U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock, R-Springfield, author of the plan, says it will give...
And to Top It off
Strictly speaking, a beret is, of course, a hat.But that misses the point, and does nothing to explain its enduring style and charm.No, what makes the beret so beautiful is that while it is a hat, it has almost no hat-like properties.The beret, to put...
A New Slant on History
In the late 1980s and early '90s, conservatives in the Bush administration, alarmed at the decline in American education, pushed for national standards to help restore discipline and excellence to American schools. By 1992, they had won. Congress authorized...
Anonymity Is Goal for NFL Refs
To an NFL referee, anonymity is bliss."We would like to come into a town and leave without ever being noticed," says Larry Nemmers, a 10-year veteran of NFL officiating. "When people don't know we're out there, that's the name of the game."Such was the...
Any-Deer Permit Improves the Odds
For some Missouri hunters the most exciting part of deer hunting is waiting to see if they draw an any-deer permit.That's the coveted permits that allows a hunter to take a deer of either sex. Hunters who don't have it can legally kill only a buck.The...
Architectural Theatrics
RANK SCHWAIGER LIVES on the highest point of The Hill. And The Hill is one of the highest points in the city of St. Louis.From his roof garden three stories up, Schwaiger has a 360-degree panoramic view of our town, especially nice on the Fourth of July....
A Relationship of Convenience - Hers
Phil can't believe Stephanie did it to him again. She keeps dumping him in the most amazing ways.Phil is 29. He's so cute, women want to wrap him up and take him home with them. He has a fine mind, his own apartment and all his hair.Maybe that's why...
At a Glance
SATURDAY'S STARS</P><P>Carey Bender broke the NCAA career scoring record with four touchdowns as Coe College, a Division III school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, beat Cornell 42-35. He now has 480 points from 78 touchdowns and six two-point...
At a Glance
SATURDAY'S STARS</P><P>Carey Bender broke the NCAA career scoring record with four touchdowns as Coe College, a Division III school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, beat Cornell 42-35. He now has 480 points from 78 touchdowns and six two-point...
Attorney General Candidates Stress Fight against Crime
Crime has become the central issue in the race for Illinois attorney general, although the office has little to do with fighting crime.The attorney general is the state's chief legal officer, but prosecuting criminals is largely left to the 102 county...
Author Spins New Series of Tales about `Little House' in Missouri
Roger MacBride had a firm answer when HarperCollins, publisher of Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved "Little House" books, approached him a few years ago about continuing the series.No.It seemed a logical request. MacBride, 65, is the adopted grandson of...
Baseball Professor Takes a Test in Football
The next time Bill Borst orders business cards, he may want to consider switching from the standard 3 x 2 size to something more along the lines of 11 x 14 legal-pad size."The Baseball Professor," as Borst is commonly known in St. Louis and other parts,...
Beckmann's Back Home in Germany Defamed Work Makes Triumphant Return
IN September 1947, Max Beckmann wrote in his diary:"St. Louis. A park at last. At last trees, at last ground under the feet. A wonderful dream in the morning's park in St. Louis . . . It could be that here, one more time, it will be possible to live."No...
Bent Creek's Haxel Is New Head Pro at Glen Echo Club
Nash Haxel has accepted the head PGA professional position at Glen Echo Country Club. He has been the head pro for the last five years at Bent Creek Golf Club in Jackson, Mo.Haxel will replace Larry Emery, who left Glen Echo to become PGA pro at Norwood...
Bosnian Muslims, Croats Press Their Greatest Victory of War
Trying to build on a startling battlefield success, an anti-Serb alliance is taking aim at a more difficult target - the Serb heartland of western Bosnia.Amid conflicting claims of advances on various fronts, allied Croat and Muslim-led government troops...
Bowles, Tanzyus Face off for 56th Senate District Spot
The only Illinois Senate district facing Metro East voters on Tuesday pits the former five-term Madison county clerk against a political newcomer.Former Madison County Clerk Evelyn M. Bowles was appointed earlier this year to fill a vacancy in the 56th...
Bucks Win Robinson's Rusty Debut
Glenn Robinson demonstrated flashes of brilliance but showed signs of rust, too, in his NBA debut Saturday night as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-96.Robinson scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in 13 minutes, but he committed...
Buddy System: Some like It, Some Aren't Too Impressed
Even to the more modulated doomsday prophets, the one unmistakable 20th-century indicator that civilization had gone into irreversible decline came not from the heavens, with meteors plowing into Jupiter, nor from the cosmic highway that allegedly directs...
Burning Feet, Pieces of 8 Explore Creativity
Suzanne Grace's Burning Feet Contemporary Dance Company teamed with Pieces of 8, a contemporary a cappella vocal octet, for a strikingly effective collaboration this weekend at The Center of Contemporary Arts.Pieces of 8, based at Forest Park Community...
Burroughs Rolls Past Lutheran North 20-0
John Burroughs quarterback Geoff Ratliff waited all week for Saturday's matchup with visiting Lutheran North. Then, ta severe-thunderstorm warning was issued just before game time.Instead, someone should have warned Lutheran North about Ratliff, who...
Candidates for House Run Gamut
Missouri's congressional aspirants on Tuesday's ballot run the gamut from political neophytes to senior congressmen to one of the nation's most powerful politicians.All nine of Missouri's U.S. House seats are up, with eight incumbents hoping to retain...
Candidates Push for Votes in 11th Hour Ashcroft, Wheat Make Rounds
Even Saturday's downpours couldn't keep the candidates on Tuesday's ballots from making their appointed rounds."This is a watershed election" to change the nation's course, declared Republican U.S. Senate nominee John Ashcroft, as he addressed damp but...
Cardinals Players Say They Want Tougher Torre
A cross section of Cardinals players wants manager Joe Torre and his staff to be tougher on them next season. And Torre, not that he needed any prodding, said he would comply. He has determined that men can't always be treated as men."I took a different...
Casual Chic: Dress-Down Fridays Influencing Rest of the Week
MANUFACTURERS OF menswear are moving in a softer direction for winter, getting away from traditional suitings and taking their cues from the increasing popularity of dress-down Fridays in the corporate world.Shoppers looking for something new will find...
Challengers Taking on Clay, Gephardt, Talent and Volkmer
Missourians will elect members of Congress from four House districts in the St. Louis area on Tuesday.The 1st Congressional District is in north and central St. Louis and St. Louis County.The 2nd District is in western and northwestern St. Louis County...
Channel 4 Staffers Learn of Bid for Viacom Stations
FOR OPENERS: Channel 4 general manager Allen Cohen told his staff Wednesday night that an unsolicited offer has been made to buy all the Viacom television stations, including KMOV. By press time, the name of the suitor had not emerged. . . .Supporters...
Choices for the Future
In the contest for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Alan Wheat and Republican John Ashcroft offer Missouri voters contrasting political philosophies. Accordingly, it would behoove Missourians to try to visualize where the two candidates would align themselves...
City Has Four Races License Collector, Circuit Clerk among Campaigns
Automation, computerization and training are among the items St. Louis candidates are stressing in their campaigns for office.Voters in the city will elect either Democratic or Libertarian candidates for collector of revenue, circuit clerk, license collector...
Collectors Take a Shine to Glass Lampshades
IN THE 1950S, the Salvation Army thrift stores and other resale shops were filled with large glass lampshades by Tiffany, Handel, Pairpoint and others. The new designers had decreed that lamps should be small with pale silk shades.A few smart collectors...
Costa Rica"s Beaches Attract Growing Business
TURBID WATERS of the Rio Naranjo - a river near jungles of Manuel Antonio national park on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast - were placidly parted by the kayak of Michael Bass. Suddenly Bass, 25, spun his kayak and paddled furiously back to his group of six...
Cover Girl Colvin Makes Songs Hers New Album Reflects Her Eclectic Taste
Shawn ColvinWhere: Westport Payhouse, West Port Plaza, I-270 amd Page BoulevardWhen: 7:30 p.m. MondayHow much: $18.50Information: 291-7600WHEN Shawn Colvin began playing solo shows in 1983, after nearly a decade playing in bands whose styles ranged...
Crime, Education, Taxes Dominate Governor's Duel
Jim Edgar says Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch is soft on crime.Netsch says Republican Edgar is soft on education funding.Some pundits worry that Illinois voters might be soft on the whole thing, with registration reported down in advance of Tuesday's election...
Deer Hunters Set Sights on Good Weather
With everything else needed for a good deer hunt next week, Missouri hunters are hoping for good weather during the nine-day firearms season that opens Saturday.The first segment of the Illinois shotgun hunt begins Nov. 18.A wish for decent weather sounds...
Democrats Fight to Keep Control of House Races for Illinois House Seats Stress Education, Crime
Safe neighborhoods and improved education are among the priorities being articulated by area candidates for state representative in Illinois.Voters will decide on Tuesday between Republican and Democratic candidates in the 97th, 109th, 110th, 111th and...
Democrats Fight to Keep Control of Illinois House
The Illinois Democratic Party has much at stake Tuesday beyond trying to take over the governor's office for the first time in 18 years.Democrats hope to keep control of the Illinois House of Representatives, which Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago,...
Designer Keeps His Feet on the Ground
KENNETH COLE is standing in the middle of his sun-filled office, dressed like a hip advertising type in blue jeans, white T-shirt and a blazer.It's easy to imagine him as the creator of such slogans as "These are the times to try men's soles," and "Fit...
Dismal Campaign in a Dismal Time
Until we immerse ourselves in the next tawdry congressional election, this year's model will suffice as the meanest, ugliest and most worthless House and Senate campaign in American history. Election year 1994 has given democracy a bad name.Americans...
Divergent Traits Color Race for Secretary of State Ryan, Quinn Battle for Office
Secretary of state is one of the most visible Illinois jobs - because 7.6 million citizens carry the official's name on their drivers licenses.With that instant name recognition, secretaries of state often end up running for higher offices. Jim Edgar...
Dr. Bobby Brown Can't Find a Miracle Cure for Baseball
If Dr. Bobby Brown could find a miracle cure, if he could just put his stethoscope to baseball's chest and listen to its faltering heartbeat, if he could write out a prescription and know that the game would swallow its medicine and take care of itself,...
Dr. Soccer Hawatmeh Wants Ambush to Be Healthy Proposition
Dr. Abraham Hawatmeh, a respected surgeon, operates his St. Louis Ambush indoor professional soccer franchise on the assumption that the sporting public here will someday embrace the game as passionately he does.In all likelihood, Hawatmeh will find...
Earnhardt's Wild Ride: Cars, Jet, Horse and Elk
Dale Earnhardt's life has been on fast forward for the past week or two.Just two weeks ago, Earnhardt clinched his record-tying seventh Winston Cup championship with a victory in Rockingham, N.C. A week later, he suffered his worst race of the season,...
Earth Mother Kay Drey Believes It's Her Duty to Keep an Eye on the Well-Being of the Planet
IT DIDN'T sound like a spacy question.Kay Drey asked it. Kay Drey, the anti-nuclear activist. Drey's detractors have labeled her an extremist and an alarmist, but this question didn't sound straight from dizzyworld.The Missouri Low-level Radioactive...
Eau De Nothing?
Imagine a copy of Vogue or Mirabella.Imagine another version of the same magazine fragrance-free.Some allergy specialists think it's a good idea. They say that the popular perfume tester strips that appear in many magazines can cause allergic reactions...
Edgar Is Facing Two Challengers Netsch, Kelley Target Governor
Three candidates are seeking the office of governor in Illinois, and three more are running for lieutenant governor.Gubernatorial candidates appear on the ballot along with their running mate for lieutenant governor.Each of the latter is paired in the...
Edgar, Netsch Square off for Governor of Illinois
Jim Edgar says Dawn Clark Netsch is soft on crime.Netsch says Edgar is soft on education funding.Some pundits worry that Illinois voters might be soft on the whole thing, with registration reported down in advance of Tuesday's election to decide whether...
Effects of Menopause Measured by Medicine
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 64 and started menopause at 50, with no symptoms other than the end of periods. Recently, I had recurring urinary bladder infections.I was referred to a urologist. He said my urethra was atrophied because of a lack of estrogen....
Efficiency Is Cry in Madison County 3 Countywide Slots, 14 Board Seats on Ballot
Running a more efficient local government is the stated goal of all six candidates on Tuesday's countywide ballot in Madison County.Incumbents in Madison County have opposition for the offices of clerk, treasurer and sheriff.Also on Tuesday's ballot...
Elegant Eloquence from New Novelist
BREATH, EYES, MEMORY By Edwidge Danticat 234 pages, Soho, $20 EDWIDGE DANTICAT is a Haitian-American who was raised by her aunt until age 12, when she joined her parents in the United States. The author's protagonist, Sophie, experiences a ...
Episcopalians in Unison on Evensong
The fading sun filtered through the stained glass windows and cast soft colors on the sanctuary as Fran and Charlie McDonald quietly slipped into a pew for an Evensong Service, a year ago this week. It had been 15 years since they had worshipped in any...
Erma Bombeck
JUST WHEN a day passes by that I don't hear about the British monarchy, another book comes out.There are a number of professional writers who make their living publishing books, but most of them are people who are out of work and like the sound of saying,...
Five of Area's Senate Districts Have Races
Ten candidates are vying for seats Tuesday in five contested area state Senate districts.In one case, two state senators from north St. Louis County will square off because of redistricting.Democratic incumbent John Schneider in the 14th District is...
Five Offices in St. Clair County Are Objects of Two-Way Tussles
St. Clair County voters will elect Tuesday a county clerk, treasurer, assessor, board of review member and regional school superintendent. COUNTY CLERK LINDA SUE MONTALVO PARTY: Republican. AGE: 40. HOME: Belleville. OCCUPATION: Business owner....
Florida School Voters Reject Far Right Is Moderate Mandate Emerging?
CONSERVATIVE Sandra Green won her seat on the Lake County school board in 1990 as a Republican in a strongly Republican district.But two years later, after what Green calls "far right-wing radicals" took over the board, Green has decided to cut her Republican...
Focus on Fitness, Not Scores, PE Experts Urge
At Parkwood Elementary School in Maryland Heights, 48 first-graders scoot tummy-down on wheeled coasters in a tag game called "Shark Attack."It's a game with no winners or losers. The children get into it completely, laughing and screaming whenever anyone...
Former Ss Officer's Propaganda Network Riling Danes
FOR YEARS, in his haven across the Flensborg fiord from Germany, Thies Christophersen has been publishing magazines and books denying that the Holocaust ever happened.The presence of the former German SS officer was long ignored by other residents of...
`Four Dogs and a Bone': Little to Chew On
A primary theme in John Patrick Shanley's wanna-be comedy, "Four Dogs and a Bone," is that people who claw their way to the top in the movie business are "unlicked cubs," baby bears abandoned by their mother.Perhaps Shanley should have left this particular...
Franklin County Has Race for Top Office
A former presiding commissioner and a political newcomer are set to square off Tuesday for Franklin County's top office. Democrat Gene Scott and Republican William F. Diez are competing to fill a vacancy produced by a retirement.In other races, the two...
Friction Builds between Haitians, Gis; Image of `Liberators' Sours
As far as the people of Grand Goave are concerned, the U.S. soldiers once seen as liberators are now in league with the thugs.In this coastal city of 57,000, the honeymoon with the Americans is over. A month after the U.S. forces arrived, villagers complain...
Geoge Does It: Foreman Wins 45-Year-Old Kos Moorer in 10th Round
With a blasting two-punch combination, George Foreman erased the memory that has haunted him for 20 years."I exorcised the ghost (of a loss to Muhammad Ali) once and forever," the 45-year-old Foreman said after knocking out Michael Moorer to win the...
George Does It: Foreman Wins 45-Year-Old Kos Moorer in 10th Round
Big Bad George Foreman huffed and puffed and knocked Michael Moorer down - and out in the 10th round.In a real-life boxing fairy tale, Foreman, who will turn 46 on Jan. 10, won the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association titles Saturday...
Grace Hill Is Helping the Poor Get on Information Superhighway
Like most superhighways, the "information superhighway" is strictly limited-access - so limited that it runs nonstop through most poor neighborhoods.But a self-help agency in the city hopes to open the highway by building an entrance ramp for the poor.The...
Gruender Challenges Mcculloch in Race for County Prosecutor
Four years ago, the two candidates for St. Louis County prosecutor ran a friendly race with almost no harsh words between them. That wasn't surprising, because they used to work together as assistants in the office.This year's contest for prosecutor...
Haxel New Head Pro at Glen Echo Club
Nash Haxel has accepted the head PGA professional position at Glen Echo Country Club. He has been the head pro for the past five years at Bent Creek Golf Club in Jackson.Haxel will replace Larry Emery, who left Glen Echo to become PGA pro at Norwood...
Health Cops Hepatitis Scare Galvanizes County Officials
RESTAURANT INSPECTOR Robert L. Miller Jr. dislikes Mexican food. But he liked what he saw when he inspected a Taco Bell restaurant last month in west St. Louis County.The restaurant was clean; its workers cooperative. He gave it an A rating.But the next...
High Winds Rip County, Illinois Towns
Severe thunderstorms carrying 60 mile-an-hour gusts blew down trees and power lines Saturday over a wide area of St. Louis County and Jersey and northern Madison counties in Illinois. But no injuries were reported, officials said.Union Electric Co. reported...
Hill-Thomas Stories Still Rankle
TWO NEW BOOKS on the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas dispute that have reached bookstores in recent days are stirring up that controversy anew, inviting us once more into partisan debate about the allegations that so engrossed and divided us in October 1991.A...
Ho-Humdinger: Yawns Perk Up Brain, Professor Says
Monica Greco doesn't mind when students yawn in her psychology classes at Rowan College."Don't be shy about it," she tells them. "I take it as a compliment. It means at least you're trying to stay awake."Greco is an authority on the subject. Along with...
Hold the Taxi! Shannen's Not That Bad
'A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story' Where: Channel 5 When: 8 p.m. Monday</P><P>ALL I KNEW (or thought I knew) about Margaret Mitchell was that she was tiny, that "Gone With the Wind" was her only book and that she was...
Home (Team) Sick Clubs Help Dislocated Fans Keep Passion Alive
They are sport's foreign legions, displaced fans who stay attached to their teams through a satellite link.They are men and women, boys and girls, economists and accountants, Army colonels and retirees.They cluster around the TV screen at local sports...
Hot Issues Will Boost Missouri Turnout
When the politicos' rallying cries reach the peak of their crescendo on Election Day, the chorus heard from many voting-age Americans will sound something like this:Ho-hum.That's because more than six of every 10 people in the country who are eligible...
If Speaker's Chair Opens, Gephardt Is Ready
IF VOTERS RE-ELECT Richard Gephardt on Tuesday, there's a good chance his 10th term in Congress will mark the St. Louisan's ascent to one of the most powerful seats in government - speaker of the House of Representatives.The current speaker, Thomas Foley,...
If You Want to Winter in Yosemite
Getting There: Airlines are offering some appealing winter rates to San Francisco. From there, you'll need to rent a car to make the 200-mile drive to the park. Ask for tire chains to carry along.Camping: Lower Pines, Sunnyside and Wawona campgrounds...
Illinois Will Get Its First Woman as State Treasurer
Party, not personalities, has generally determined who'll be the state treasurer in Illinois.Democrats have been coming out on top for years. A Republican hasn't been elected treasurer since 1962.This year's race will differ in at least one way, however,...
Illuminating Review of the Civil Rights Movement
CIVIL RIGHTS AND WRONGS A Memoir of Race and Politics, 1944-1994 By Harry S. Ashmore 441 pages, Pantheon, $25</P><P>THIS BOOK prompts three questions: Is contemporary history real history? Can journalists write real history? Can participants...
In a Cynical Era, Many Still Cherish the Right to Vote
On Tuesday, many people will forgo the privilege of voting. Too busy, they'll say, or one vote doesn't matter anyway.One bumper sticker advises: "Don't vote - It only encourages them."And yet, about 40 million people will take part in this ritual of...
Incarnate Outlasts Festus for 3a Title
When Jenny Cafazza was a freshman, she told her mother that Incarnate Word would win a state volleyball championship before her high school career was over.Time was running out on that promise Saturday night. But Cafazza, a senior, helped Incarnate Word...
In Sicily, Pope Attacks Mafia, Lauds Slain Priest
Pope John Paul II kept up his attack on the Mafia Saturday and the mob apparently answered back, leaving a slaughtered lamb on the doorstep of a prison chaplain.The mob sent its latest macabre challenge to the church's moral authority on a day when John...
Interloper Trout May Threaten Yellowstone Lake's Ecosystem
WHEN 11-YEAR-OLD Danielle Marie McCain of Phoenix reeled in her line during a family fishing outing on Yellowstone Lake on July 30, she caught more than just a 1-pound lake trout on her No. 5 Blue Fox lure.She also landed what is potentially a major...
Israel Honors Mother of Prince Philip
Britain's Prince Philip accepted an award last week honoring his mother for risking her life to save a Greek Jewish family.Philip said his mother, Princess Alice of Greece, never told him that she hid three Jews in the palace in Athens during the...
Jeff Buckley Brings Greatness to Sheldon
Occasionally, one encounters an artist so fresh and unusual that even a less than completely satisfying performance leaves one with the strong conviction that you were in the presence of greatness. Such a voice is Jeff Buckley's; such a night was Friday...
Katy Trail Park's New Overseer Likes the Way Job Shapes Up
The new superintendent of the Katy Trail State Park oversees a facility vastly different from Missouri's other parks.Whereas the other parks are measured in acres, Kristin Allan's is measured in miles - it's more than 200 miles long and about 100 feet...
Kc Outbreak Led to New Strict Law
WHEN A FOOD handler gets hepatitis A, everyone in his or her restaurant - including janitors and receptionists - must get immune globulin shots, according to Missouri law.The law was passed in 1992, after an eye-opening outbreak of the disease that began...
Ladue Shuts out Webster
The Ladue Rams found a couple of ways to enjoy wallowing in the muck of their football field Saturday. They danced in the mud after winning 21-0.The Webster Groves Statesmen found little glee in the grime."We figured if we jumped on them right from the...
Late Hoosiers Surge Scares Penn State
Indiana's No. 2 quarterback gave No. 2 Penn State its biggest scare of the season.The Nittany Lions, who lost their No. 1 ranking to Nebraska last week, gave up two touchdown passes to Indiana's Chris Dittoe in the final two minutes but held on to beat...
Like Him or Not, We All Have to Accept Thomas
I COULDN'T HELP but be amused by comments by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a recent issue of the Washington Afro-American, a black weekly newspaper."I am not an Uncle Tom," Thomas was quoted as saying.The comment was reminiscent of Richard...
Lincoln, Warren Counties Will Decide on Proposals
Voters in Lincoln and Warren counties - two of the fastest-growing areas in the state - will make important decisions about their future on Tuesday.Officials in both counties are seeking approval of half-cent sales taxes to build a new courthouse and...
Local Issues, Contests in Jefferson County
Only three entities in Jefferson County will put matters before voters on Tuesday.They are the Jefferson R-7 School District, which wants approval of a bond issue; the Goldman Fire Protection District, which seeks a property tax increase; and Herculaneum,...
Long Time Gone: Love, War and the Stones
"THE WAR"Rating: PG-13, language, violence. Running time: 2:07.ABOUT a dozen real kids in "The War" give wonderful performances playing real kids. Two bona fide child actors - Elijah Wood and Lexi Randall - are pretty great at playing real kids, too....