St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 20, 1995

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$245 Billion Tax Cut Clears Panel Package Includes $500 Credits for Children, Student Loan Interest
Bristling at a Democratic contention they were robbing the poor to benefit the rich, Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday approved a $245 billion tax cut over seven years, including a $500-per-child tax credit.The 11-9 vote along party...
2 Quarterbacks Set to Lead Lions to Another Home Win
It's not that Lindenwood College football coach Dan Kratzer wants to rotate quarterbacks. That's just the way things are right now."In the ideal situation, we'd have a true No. 1 quarterback who'd be getting most of the reps in practice," Kratzer said....
2 Seniors Leading Lutheran Charge: `Heart and Soul'
The soccer team from Lutheran High of St. Charles County is on a roll, with seniors Jon Stuehmeyer and Travis Skeen leading the way."Everybody's playing well, but those two guys are the heart and soul of this team," Lutheran coach Ed Staude said. "They're...
After 3 Big Failures, Braves Driven to Win
The best is yet to come, the Atlanta Braves say. They simply can't afford to think any other way if they want to come out of this season with their heads high.Success for the Braves is not a divisional or league title. It means winning the World Series....
Airline Order Boosts MD-95 Mcdonnell Selling 50 of the New Jets
McDonnell Douglas Corp. has landed a $1 billion "launch order" for a new commercial airliner that could carry financially strapped Douglas Aircraft Co. well into the next century.While McDonnell may have cut the plane's price to get the deal, company...
An Impeachment Trial in Velda City
Increasingly, disgruntled citizens are not waiting for elections to oust officeholders. Instead, they are turning to recalls or impeachments to remove officeholders before the end of their term of office. The failed attempt to recall the mayor of Webster...
Archdiocese Seeks to Lower Debt Officials Ask Parishes, Catholic Agencies to Increase Their Payments
The Archdiocese of St. Louis plans to ask its 231 parishes to considerably boost their annual payments to the central office so it can end nine years of operating deficits.The archdiocese also plans to ask Catholic agencies - including Catholic Charities...
Astronomical Salaries for Hollywood's Stars
IS Sylvester Stallone worth $20 million a movie? Does Demi Moore sell enough tickets to warrant her current fee of $12.5 million? Is Charlie Sheen worth $5 million a film?Charlie Sheen?The average cost of movies, including their marketing, has doubled...
At Meeting, Bridgeton Split over Lambert Plans
BRIDGETON OFFICIALS pleaded with about 700 residents Thursday night to unify their efforts to stop Lambert Field's expansion plan that would raze a third of the community.But the crowd gathered at the Bridgeton Community Center appeared split. The number...
Attack Victim Received Harassing Calls, Letters
A Belleville woman who was abducted and assaulted while on her way to work had been getting harassing phone calls and letters from a man for more than a month before the attack, authorities said Thursday.The assailant in the case remained at large late...
Bettenhausen Promotes Aluminum, Blasts George
Tony Bettenhausen minces no words when it comes to what is happening to the world of IndyCar racing."The sport last year was so competitive," he said. "We had nine different winners in 17 races and eight or nine different pole winners. It really, really...
Big Game Puts Rams on Alert for 49er Spies
A big game is in the air, kids. John Madden is coming to the 'Hood in the Madden Cruiser. He arrives this morning, rolling into Mathews-Dickey Boys' Club to start this weekend's party.You never know who's going to show, now that St. Louis has a proud,...
Blake, Bengals Lower Boom, Drop Steelers below .500
The Cincinnati Bengals can't win close games in the fourth quarter, so Jeff Blake made sure it was over by the third.Blake worked over Pittsburgh's patchwork secondary like a longtime pro rather than a second-year starter, throwing three touchdown passes...
Blue Cross Needs a Clue, Not a Heart
IT IS ALWAYS heartening - maddening, too, but mostly heartening - to realize that Big Bosses are no more intelligent than the rest of us.They journey through life in the first-class section while the rest of us travel in coach, but truth is, the average...
Bosley Details Plan for Dealing with `Nuisance Properties'
MAYOR FREEMAN BOSLEY JR. delivered to the Board of Alderman Thursday his plan for dealing with troublesome households that do not involve drugs."Nuisance properties create more of a problem in some neighborhoods than drug houses," the mayor told the...
Bridgeton Wants County to Review Lambert Plans
BRIDGETON officials asked the St. Louis County Council Thursday to initiate an independent regional review of the two rival plans to expand Lambert Field.Eliot Cutler, a Washington-based attorney for Bridgeton, said area business leaders should also...
Briefs
NATION POWELL CANDIDACY Buchanan Takes Aim At Retired General</P><P>Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan became on Thursday the first Republican presidential hopeful to directly criticize retired Gen. Colin Powell.</P><P>"I...
Briefs
MISSOURI SECRETARY OF STATE Hancock Fattens Coffers To Keep Pace With Cook</P><P>Former state Rep. John Hancock, a Republican who plans to challenge Secretary of State Bekki Cook, has $107,143 in his campaign treasury, according to...
Briefs
NATION POWELL CANDIDACY Buchanan Takes Aim At Retired General</P><P>Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan became on Thursday the first Republican presidential hopeful to directly criticize retired Gen. Colin Powell.</P><P>"I...
Cardinal Glennon, St. John's Seeking Closer Alignment Hospitals Would Trim Duplicate Services
Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is likely to look very different in a few months.Several task forces commissioned last week are exploring proposals that would align the children's hospital more closely with St. John's Mercy Medical Center, probably...
Carnahan Revives Governor's Cup
The Governor's Cup, a silver trophy symbolic of football supremacy in Missouri, was dusted off Thursday after an eight-year hiatus.Gov. Mel Carnahan reinstituted the preseason football game as "a revival of a friendly athletic rivalry" between professional...
Caution All-Time Scorer for Bears
Matt Caution, a Fort Zumwalt South High graduate, became the all-time leading scorer in Southwest Missouri State University soccer history with a goal in a game against Oral Roberts recently.A sophomore forward who sat out last year due to injury, Caution...
Children Act out Violence, Experts Say
A growing body of research reveals that the violence children see and hear about drills deeper impressions than any subject taught in school.Educators and psychologists say violence committed by youths and adults is increasing in severity. This translates...
Church Notes
Guest Speaker</P><P>The Rev. Lev Reynolds, conference minister, will speak at the 9 a.m. service Sunday at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 3115 Elm Street, St. Charles. Van transportation is available for those who need a ride...
"Clerks' Follow: Slackers at Mall
"MALLRATS" Rating: R, language. Running time: 1:37.</P><P>IT'S HARD to endorse a film that celebrates stupidity, advocates vandalism, elevates male bravado, relies on crude jokes and insults women.</P><P>But what the heck.</P><P>Kevin...
Clinton Estimates `Year' for Mission in Bosnia
President Clinton inched closer today to accepting a 12-month limit on U.S. involvement in Bosnia, saying he would not send troops to the Balkans without a defined mission that could be finished quickly.Clinton said a U.S.-led mission would last in the...
Clinton Hints Gop Balanced-Budget Plan May Work
President Bill Clinton retreated Thursday from saying he raised taxes too much. But he raised new questions by suggesting that he could accept the Republicans' seven-year plan for a balanced budget.The twin episodes rattled the White House as Clinton...
Close to Home Students Learn Firsthand of Proposals for Airport
THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD Rory Branneky reached toward a green map of the Lambert Field area and touched an orange rectangle that represents the Carrollton subdivision in Bridgeton."This is where I live," he told classmates Thursday morning. "My home would...
Colors, Images of Mexico Come to Arts Center Guild Brings Artist Here for Exhibit
Using Tabasco red and orange, corn yellow, primal blues and greens and earthy purples, artist Maria Teresa Serrato Salas has painted images inspired by ghosts - "fantasmas" - and legends handed down from "grandmother to grandmother to grandmother" in...
Contemporary Countrypolitan Two Singers Approach Their Music Differently
Wesley Dennis Where: A Little Bit of Texas, 3590 Rider Trail South, Earth City When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Tickets: $5 Information: 298-7163 James House Where: A Little Bit of Texas, 3590 Rider Trail South, earth city When: 8 p.m. Tuesday ...
Contract to Build School Approved
Members of the Fort Zumwalt School Board have approved a contract for construction of a new elementary school that should open for students next fall.Board members previously approved the building's design, which will be similar to the design of Hawthorn,...
Cordless Phone Risky in Confidential Matters
Dear Ann Landers: Since your column is a good source for useful information, I decided to write and tell you what happened to me recently.I was talking long distance on a cordless phone when all of a sudden, I could hear another conversation. It was...
Council Agrees to Ban Keeping of Exotic Pets
The St. Charles City Council has passed a bill prohibiting residents from keeping wild animals as pets.Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night for the bill, which forbids residents from keeping as pets monkeys, apes, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans...
Democrat Questions Gop Forum at County Building
The chairman of the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee is questioning the propriety of a "Republican Campaign Forum" scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the county's Administration Building.The program is part of a meeting of the Friedens Township...
Directors Defend Adm Integrity Take Turns Tearing into FBI Spy Mark Whitacre
Facing shareholders for the first time since the start of a highly publicized price-fixing scandal, directors of Archer Daniels Midland Co. defended the company's integrity Thursday and assailed a former executive who spied on the company for the FBI.At...
D.-Letion at Brokerage Makes It Edward Jones
THIS OL' TOWN: Edward D. Jones & Co. has shed the middle initial, ampersand and Co., and the 124-year-old brokerage firm is now Edward Jones, beginning today. Managing principal John Bachmann's speak said that the old name was too convoluted for signage....
Dome Cookin': Work Steps Up to Get Rams' Home Ready
Cluttered by stacks of wallboard and crushed soda cups, the suites and concourses of the Trans World Dome are being shaped for a new football deadline of Nov. 12.The goal had been to open for the game this Sunday between the Rams and the San Francisco...
Don Faurot, Legend at Missouri U., Dies at 93 `He Was All the Tiger There Ever Was'
Don Faurot, gentleman, college football pioneer and pillar of the University of Missouri, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 1995) of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Columbia. He was 93.Mr. Faurot's 80-year honeymoon with Missouri athletics began with...
Don Faurot, Legend at Missouri U., Dies at 93 'He Was All the Tiger There Ever Was'
Don Faurot, gentleman, college football pioneer and pillar of the University of Missouri, died Thursday (Oct. 19, 1995) of congestive heart failure in Columbia, Mo. He was 93.Mr. Faurot's 80-year honeymoon with Missouri athletics began with him hiding...
E. St. Louis Job Fair Works for Applicants
Sandra Isaac didn't hit the lottery Thursday, but it felt almost as good.After two years of searching, she got a job."I'm very excited myself about it," said Isaac, the mother of two children.She was one of about 1,500 jobless people who turned out Thursday...
Everything Is Not All Too Rosy This Year for the Bowl Alliance
Tempe, Ariz., home of Arizona State, is Pac-10 country.But some folks around Tempe are starting to feel a little more sweaty than usual in the Arizona heat because, in USC, the Pac-10 has an undefeated, untied team.The Big Ten has one, too - Ohio State....
Families Urged to Make Day of Anti-Drug Fair
Sponsors of the Red Ribbon Family Fair Sunday afternoon are urging parents to come with their children to the anti-drug event at the center court of the Mid-Rivers Mall, St. Peters.Entertainment, including the Fort Zumwalt South High School jazz band,...
Farmers Want Fair Prices, Not Welfare
There has been much confusion and many false implications in the national media regarding the farm policy debate in the House Agriculture Committee. A quote from Harry Truman about the difficult nature of one of his Cabinet secretaries comes to mind....
Faurot's Friends Will Remember His Integrity, Values
Seven or eight years ago, Jim Kekeris decided that the University of Missouri should solidify the legendary status of Don Faurot.Faurot Field was already named for the man who invented the Split-T formation and option play over half a century ago.But...
Go Ahead, Black Man, the Magic Can Last
Go ahead, black man, we got your back! Go ahead, black man, we got your back!THAT'S HOW THE 17-hour bus trip to the Million Man March started off for me, with the chanting of women who had come to send off the men who left in two buses from Central Baptist...
God's Gift Bruce Is Something Special but Is Quick to Pass Credit
Isaac Bruce was surrounded, but not by defensive backs. He was fielding questions from a pack of reporters in front of his locker after the Rams' 21-19 win over Atlanta.Perhaps, the Jerry Rice question was inevitable.But Bruce was ready anyway. He caught...
Grandmother Attacks 4 Teachers, Police Say
Angry because her 10-year-old grandson had been suspended from school, a woman, 44, assaulted four women teachers Thursday morning at the Patrick Henry School, police said.No one was seriously hurt.The 41-year-old teacher who bore the brunt of the assault...
Hiatal Hernia Seldom Requires Surgical Remedy
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have a hiatal hernia. The doctor just told me to watch my diet. Yet, everything I eat upsets me. I was on Zantac, but he had to take me off. I am depressed and sick lots of the time.The doctor says that at more than 300 pounds, I'm...
Hog Waste Pits Sierra Club vs. Mu Ozark Chapter Accuses 6 Officials of Lobbying against Clean Water Rules
An environmental group has accused six officials of the University of Missouri's College of Agriculture of illegally supporting large hog-growing operations at the expense of clean water regulations.The Ozark Chapter of the Sierra Club filed a complaint...
`Homicide': Sentenced to Full TV Season
NED BEATTY and Daniel Baldwin are missing in action, but "Homicide: Life on the Street" comes on as strong as ever in its season premiere at 9 tonight on Channel 5.Detectives Bolander and Felton went out not with a bang but with a blast, wearing party...
House Votes Medicare Changes Clinton Threatens to Veto Measure Backed by Gop
The House approved a Medicare overhaul Thursday that would raise premiums, encourage the elderly to join private insurance plans and slow the program's growth - all to help balance the federal budget.Republicans backed the bill despite a veto threatened...
Images of Breast Cancer an Exhibition at Webster U. Focuses on the Aesthetic Legacy of the Disease
Healing Legacies: Art and writing by women who have faced breast cancer Where: Cecille R. Hunt gallery, Webster University, 8350 Big Bend Boulevard, Webster Groves When: Through Nov. 19 Hours: 10 a.m.-4 P.m., Monday-Saturday</P><P>DAMN...
In Cup Race, Gordon on Inside Track but Earnhardt Remains Revved Up
With three races remaining in the Winston Cup season, all Jeff Gordon needs to do to win his first championship is average 15th or better.Considering he has had the hottest car all year, that seems like a fairly simple task.But, in auto racing, anything...
Indians Pitchers Turn Top Hitters Invisible
A couple of weeks ago, the world was barely aware that that fearsome, rolling-thunder baseball team, the Cleveland Indians, even had a pitching staff.But the world sure knows it now.You tend to notice when the Seattle Mariners - a team that scored 11...
In Medicare Debate, Parties Argue with Their Eyes on '96
Beneath the surface, the debate Thursday in the House was not so much about the Medicare program itself as it was about partisan politics: about whether the Republican revolution will succeed and about whether Democrats can recapture the glory of the...
Innocent Charm, but Then . .
"NOW AND THEN" Rating: PG-13 (adult themes, mild language, nudity). Running time: 1:42.</P><P>THE MOST RECENT entry in a spate of girl-buddy movies, "Now and Then," is at its best when peeking into the intense and emotion-charged world...
It's Elmore Leonard, Crime and Travolta
"GET SHORTY" Rating: R, language, violence. Running time: 1:45.</P><P>HOLLYWOOD big shots - reportedly including Dustin Hoffman - jerked around Detroit crime novelist Elmore Leonard on various film projects, and Leonard's revenge was...
Just the Right Key Ashcroft, 3 Gop Senators Sing Catchy Tunes at Fund-Raiser
Will the halls of the U.S. Capitol soon be alive with the sound of music? Perhaps.But when Republican Sens. John Ashcroft of Missouri, Larry Craig of Idaho, James Jeffords of Vermont and Trent Lott of Mississippi sang at a fund-raiser at the Kennedy...
Late St. Louisan Shares in Nobel Honor Neutrino Couldn't Hide from Physicist Who Got Start in Dogtown Garage
Clyde L. Cowan Jr. carried a distinction rare, if not unique, among native St. Louisans: he was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in physics.But the Nobel committee honored him last week for the discovery of the neutrino, a breakthrough Cowan...
Local Inns out - of Rooms Big Convention, Rams Game Make Hotel Space Scarce
St. Louis is booked solid this weekend.With nearly 8,000 True Value hardware dealers in town, tourists celebrating mid-October, and Rams fans coming in for Sunday's football game, area hotels are just about full for Friday and Saturday nights.Without...
Mcdonnell CEO Decries Merger Mania
While acknowledging that McDonnell Douglas Corp. is open to buying new businesses, Harry C. Stonecipher, the company's president and chief executive, on Thursday questioned the wisdom of the merger and buying binge sweeping the aerospace industry.He...
Mexico High Guard Belcher Picks 'Huskers over Mizzou, Tulsa
Cookie Belcher led Mexico High to the Missouri Class 3A basketball title last season and on Thursday announced that he will take his winning ways to the University of Nebraska.Belcher, a 6-foot-3 guard, plans to sign a national letter of intent Nov....
Morning Briefing
If you recall the reaction awhile back when the Blues changed uniform colors, then you'll identify with the consternation now reigning in Houston. Details are provided by LA Times fashion coordinator MARK HEISLER:LES ALEXANDER, the junk-bond trader who...
Morning Briefing
Schnucks To Open, Remodel Stores In Springfield, Ill.</P><P>Schnuck Markets Inc. will open two large supermarkets and remodel a third store next year in Springfield, Ill.</P><P>Schnucks will invest up to $10 million in a new ...
Nationsmart Founder Takes New Firm Public
S. Leslie Flegel, co-founder and former chief executive of troubled NationsMart Corp., has taken his long-time magazine rebate and consulting business public.The business, now called The Source Co., went public through a reverse merger with a dormant...
Navy Jury Clears Captain Accused of Harassing Female Officer
A jury of senior naval officers acquitted the former head of the Navy's equal opportunity office Thursday of charges of sexual harassment.The jury of two women and six men announced its verdict after a day and a half of deliberations.Capt. Everett L....
Newcomer Zezel Shows Old Magic in 1-1 Tie
As Peter Zezel skated up the ice on right wing, he instinctively knew Brett Hull would be lurking in the slot, as always.Some things you never forget.So, Zezel pulled up, leaving a Dallas defender in his wake, and slid his first pass to Hull in more...
New Highs Mark Anniversary of '87 Crash
Stocks rallied to new highs on the anniversary of the 1987 market crash, as investors drove up telephone, food and drug issues.Companies that post consistent, dependable earnings growth even as the economy slows showed the biggest gains. Food stocks...
Nobel Peace Prize Rewards Good Intentions, Not Results
In high-minded circles, correct sentiments trump good results. That is the only explanation for last week's award of the Nobel Peace Prize to British physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences he founded to advance the goal of nuclear disarmament....
No Soliciting If Not Streets, `Newsboy' Wonders Where Charities Will Go
For the past seven years, Michael Sanders and his family have sold newspapers on Old Newsboys Day to raise money for charity. They hawked the papers at the corner of Lindbergh Boulevard and Ladue Road in St. Louis County.When Sanders moved from Bridgeton...
'Number' of Similarities between Rice, Bruce
Dare to compare Isaac Bruce and Jerry Rice:Both play wide receiver and wear No. 80.Both came out of relatively obscure football programs in the South: Rice played at Mississippi Valley State; Bruce the University of Memphis (then Memphis State).Both...
Obituaries
Richard Schramm</P><P>Richard Schramm, 67, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 1995) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Schramm worked for 29 years in quality assurance at McDonnell Douglas Corp. He retired...
O'fallon at 8-0 Won't Back Down
The O'Fallon High football team bowed out early from the Illinois Class 5A playoffs last year, but coach Gary Bridell is upbeat about the Panthers' 1995 postseason chances.Buoying Bridell's optimism are two big backs, Victor Davis and Alti Taylor."They're...
On-Line Shopping Taking Hold
It will be a stay-at-home holiday shopping season for many consumers in 1995.Gift givers may be buying gold-plated 50th anniversary Slinky toys from Hammacher Schlemmer, fudge from Hershey's, fat-reducing meat-grilling machines from Chef's Catalog and...
On Way into "Old Time" Hall, Gentile, 50, Has Old Intensity
The Old Time Soccer Hall of Fame will add 10 new members tonight at induction ceremonies at the Regal Riverfront Hotel.But when they get to former St. Louis University great Carl Gentile, the speakers are advised to go easy on the "former" stuff. Gentile,...
Pair Expected Venezia Betrayal, Tape Shows
The owners of a tavern in Belleville thought they had been doublecrossed by Thomas Venezia while they were involved in an illegal gambling scheme with him, according to a secret tape recording played in federal court Thursday.Danny and Deborah Browning,...
Panel: Change Polio Immunizations Members Note Oral Vaccine Is the Only Cause of the Disease in This Country
A federal advisory panel is recommending a major change in the way children are immunized against polio, noting that the oral polio vaccine now in routine use is the sole cause of polio in this country.The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...
Park Police Might Stop Crowd Counts
Criticized for years and threatened now with a suit, the U.S. Park Police are considering getting out of the crowd-counting business.Maj. Robert Hines of the Park Police made that suggestion Thursday as a fresh challenge arrived: Boston University's...
People
SPIKE LEE is talking to WHITNEY HOUSTON about a movie biography of the late DOROTHY DANDRIDGE, says New York mag.Dandridge, a singer-actress, got an Oscar nomination for "Carmen Jones" in 1954. She died of a drug overdose in 1965 at age 41.Lee has some...
Pirates Revive to Scuttle Bid by Bulldogs
St. Charles High volleyball coach Ruth Beardslee had a little chat with her team early in the second game of Wednesday's Gateway Athletic Conference volleyball match at Fort Zuwmalt South.What did she say?"I really don't think I want to repeat it and...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: COURT ACTIONSSt. Louis: The wife of a St. Louis police officer killed nearly two...
Public Subsidies of Private Profits
Brentwood Mayor Mark Kurtz stirred up far more controversy than he thought he was averting by throwing TV cameras and tape recorders out of a public meeting on Wednesday. A special taxing commission was convening, in an open meeting, to consider a $166...
Quarrel in Bar Ends in Shooting Edwardsville Man Slain near Vanzo's Taproom
A dispute over payment of winnings from a video gambling machine set the stage for a fatal shooting outside Vanzo's Taproom in downtown Edwardsville, a source close to the investigation said Thursday.A first-degree murder charge was filed against Joseph...
Rare Treat IRS Eases Rule on Expense Account Receipts
In a rare case of good news from the Internal Revenue Service, the nation's tax collector has decided to lighten up on expense accounts.From now on, receipts are required only on expense account items over $75. That's up from a $25 minimum now."This...
Record Industry's Cash Cow `Live' Albums Cost Little to Produce, Turn Good Profit
THERE are some things rock 'n' roll would be better off without. Like 20-minute drum solos. Bruce Willis' singing career. And every record ever made by Whitesnake.But topping the list, skeptics say, is the ever-popular live concert album.This year, musicians...
Reviews/recordings
"ALIVE IN AMERICA" Steely Dan (Giant/Warner Brothers)</P><P>They are fanatical, obsessive, offbeat, unpredictable and downright cantankerous on occasion.</P><P>And those are just a few of the reasons why Donald Fagen and ...
Role of Business in Inner Cities
Why is everyone so surprised that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has called Jews "bloodsuckers"? He and his followers have called them this - and worse - before. What his growing acceptance among black "leaders" has meant is the mainstreaming...
'Second Season' Begins Tonight Even for Winless
The "real" high school football season begins with district play tonight.Regardless of their record to date, the teams that win their four-team district will advance in state play. With the exception of Class 1A Lutheran-St. Charles, area teams kick...
She Can't Laugh off Repeated Calls to Hubby
Dear Abby: About six months ago, my husband received a telephone call from a recently widowed woman. It seems they had a brief affair 30 years ago when he was 20 years old and living in another state.I was present when he received this call. We both...
S. Illinois Tollway Too Costly, Study Says
A four-lane route from the Metro East area to Carbondale, Ill., should be built even though a new study concludes that it would fall far short of paying for itself as a toll road, supporters of a new highway said Thursday.The study, released Wednesday,...
Slater's Wife Mistakenly Detained in California Mall
The wife of Rams offensive tackle Jackie Slater was mistakenly detained for 45 minutes at an Orange County, Calif., shopping mall last week by police officers looking for a check forger.The incident left Slater upset, although he would not say whether...
Slu Overhaul to Attract Hospital Merger Partner
St. Louis University is planning to combine the operations of its medical school, hospital and doctors' group to help lower costs and attract a merger partner.The move, which is to take effect Jan. 1, would create an entity called SLUCare. It is expected...
Sports Shorts
Steinbrenner Wants To Retain Showalter</P><P>After much speculation surrounding Davey Johnson and Tony La Russa as candidates for manager of the New York Yankees, owner George Steinbrenner says he wants Buck Showalter to return.</P><P>The...
Sports Shorts
Steinbrenner Wants To Retain Showalter</P><P>After much speculation surrounding Davey Johnson and Tony La Russa as candidates for manager of the New York Yankees, owner George Steinbrenner says he wants Buck Showalter to return.</P><P>The...
Stained-Glass Window Finds Sanctuary
Never mind that the frame was decayed, the wood rotted and several panes broken. The old stained glass window with the Star of David in the center had B'Nai Torah written all over it.So says Jack Cohen of St. Peters who spotted the window nine months...
Stealth Attack on National Parks
Everyone agrees that the national parks are in trouble. The dilemma is how to fix them. If the Republicans have their way, the national debate over the future of the park system will simply be short-circuited. Hidden within the budget reconciliation...
St. Joseph's, Micds Net State Tennis Titles
Area teams registered a sweep of Missouri state high school tennis titles Thursday in Springfield.St. Joseph's Academy won the Class 4A team competition, topping St. Joseph Central 5-0 in the semifinals and then defeating Joplin 5-2 in the title match....
Subsidized Housing Is Countywide Issue
The Missouri Housing Development Commission is expected to vote today against a proposal to issue tax-exempt bonds to help finance a 200-unit apartment complex, including 40 units for needy families, in north St. Louis County.The proposed development,...
Support Groups
Today</P><P>Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen, O'Fallon.</P><P>Stepping Free, a support group of Narcotics Anonymous, will meet at 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial Methodist Church,...
Teens Share `Deepest Secrets' and Then Heinous Crime
"FUN" No MPAA Rating. Running time: 1:45.</P><P>LOCAL video chains might want to create a new shelf listing: Murderous Duo, Psyche Examination flicks.</P><P>What will it be tonight? "In Cold Blood"? "Badlands"? How about...