St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 7, 1995

5–M M–Y
5th Power-Play Goal Lifts Rangers to Tie
Pat Verbeek scored New York's fifth power-play goal of the game, with 12 minutes 7 seven seconds remaining in regulation time, and the Rangers extended their home unbeaten streak to 10 games by tying Chicago 5-5 on Wednesday night.New York goalie Mike...
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A Bad Sense of Timing after TV Flop, Jeni Is Standing Up Again
The path to sitcom success often begins on the standup circuit. Many of the top-rated shows feature comedians such as Brett Butler, Roseanne, Tim Allen and Jerry Seinfeld. But it takes more than a wicked wit to become a Nielsen mainstay. Few could be...
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A Completely New (Scary) Copying Concept
PAM does not want to duplicate the day the copying machine ate her assistant. There are many people Pam would like to feed to a copier, but her helper is not one of them.Pam works at a local high school. She has an office, which is a fancy name for a...
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Airport Hearing Regulated Planners Want to Avoid Repeat of Unruly Session Cut Short Two Years Ago
The format for a public hearing today on a proposed airport near Hillsboro is intended to prevent a repeat of the disruption that occurred more than two years ago at the first public meeting regarding the airport.At that meeting, more than 150 people...
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Album Reviews
StrippedThe Rolling Stones (Virgin)Sure, a lot of us got a little misty-eyed watching The Beatles' break up at the end of the recent excellent television retrospective of a glorious career. But we took comfort in knowing that the four lads knew when...
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Aldermanic Committee Rejects Ban on Employees Working for Casinos
A bill to ban some city employees from going to work for casinos failed Wednesday in an aldermanic committee.The bill would have applied to any employee in a position to handle gambling matters in the mayor's office, the comptroller's office, the Board...
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An Ergonomic Office Guide
If your work surface or keyboard support is adjustable in height, start by adjusting your chair so that your feet are flat on the floor. Then follow the steps below, leaving the chair at the set height. If your work surface is not adjustable in height,...
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A New Ben Franklin Demonstrates Old-Fashioned Trust
What is the value of trust in America?On or about Presidents' Day in February, the United States will issue a new $100 bill. The real reason for this change in our currency lies deeper than either Treasury or the Federal Reserve says.The surface purpose...
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An Infectious Joy and Wit
Left Bank Books was one of illustrator Mary Engelbreit's first outlets for her work, and in spite of her ascendency to the status of the Tout le Monde Tycoon of Cute, she is faithful to this ever-more important bookselling institution. Every year for...
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Ante Up Your Appetite Gambling Boat Buffets Can Leave Your Gut Busted-And Your Palate Pleased
Casino operators know that the way to a gambler's wallet is through his stomach. That explains why Las Vegas brought us the 99-cent shrimp cocktail and $1.99 prime rib. It also explains why some of this area's best dining is found at the Alton Belle,...
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Aphid Hordes Launch Attack on White Pines
Q: We have white pines in our yard here in the country. Just before the cold weather arrived we noticed one tree was covered from trunk to end of limb with these little black bugs. They almost looked like flying ants, with two wings and a long, narrow...
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A Photographer Revels in Seeing
Paul Dahlquist, who this time of the year bears a certain resemblance to a certain ubiquitous jolly old elf, was in St. Louis last week to hang a show of his work at Martin Schweig, and to have a look around St. Louis. He believes in using public transportation,...
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A Question of Parole
The state parole board met behind closed doors Wednesday to consider parole for James R. Hill III and Robert Toney. The men have served 23 years of two life sentences each for the murders of an off-duty detective and a chemist during the robbery of Cousin...
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Area Economy Steady, U.S. Pace Slowing
The St. Louis region's economy keeps marching steadily along, but much of the rest of America is slowing its pace, the Federal Reserve Board said Wednesday.In its latest "Beige Book" economic snapshot, Fed officials said the nation's economy is still...
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Area Rug Can Be Key to Brighter, Friendlier Room
Q.: A large room in our newly purchased home has beautiful walnut paneling and shelves, as well as a walnut floor. Though it's quite elegant-looking, the room is very dark. And the only furniture we have for it at present is a maroon leather sofa and...
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Are You Master Gardener Material? Find Out
Standing among community garden plots packed with dahlias, strawberries, sugar beets and dill, John Pohly, an extension agent for Boulder County (Colo.), demonstrated how to rid a garden of the dreaded hollyhock weevil.He grasped a stalk whose leaves...
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Artful Ties Make a Statement
THESE ARE the ties that blind.Well, some of them are. Others are actually rather staid. What sets them apart from their predecessors - in the long and curious male tradition of spending two or three hours' pay at a whack to buy and then knot irritating...
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As Easy as Chicka-Chicka-a-B-C
Here's a short list of games to get that youngster on your holiday gift list. These titles fall under the heading "edutainment," which means that someone could actually learn something from them. Unless noted, all of the following work best with Windows...
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At 65, Nancy Drew Is a '90S Kind of Role Model She Drives a Mustang Instead of Her Original Blue Roadster. She Says "Excellent!" Instead of "Thanks a Million," and Is Considering Dumping Her Longtime Beau, Ned Nickerson
YEARS? Nancy Drew ignores them, moving resolutely through time, flashing her ever-present light before her.What are 65 birthdays to the "unusually pretty girl with blue eyes and golden hair who is capable of accomplishing a great many things in a comparatively...
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A Trip Downtown on a Cold Night
On a recent night, I met with a group of friends and rode with them in a van to visit some people in downtown St. Louis. We were starting to feel the coldness of winter, especially with the wind blowing so hard.Thankfully, we were in Jim and Kathy's...
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Auditions
St. Louis Shakespeare Company: Auditions for "Taming of the Shrew," 11 am to 4 pm Saturday at the CBC High School Theater, 6501 Clayton Road. Call 776-7827.University Theater Productions and Student Experimental Theater Organization: Auditions for "The...
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Banker Guilty in Election Case Jury Finds He Helped Rig Comptroller's Race
A federal jury found investment banker Craig Walker guilty Wednesday night of a conspiracy to rig the 1993 St. Louis comptroller's race for Virvus Jones.Jurors deliberated nearly four hours before returning the verdict.At the request of prosecutors,...
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Battle-Tested Cardinal Ritter Savors Shootout Game vs. Louisiana Champ
Preston Thomas appreciates what it means for his Cardinal Ritter team to play in today's Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout at Kiel Center.It means a chance for standout recruits Chris Carrawell and Loren Woods to play in front of thousands of local fans who have...
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Best Bets
Best Bets for the week of Dec. 7-13TonightSteve Ross: The Grandel Cabaret Theatre's season closes with one of its favorites, Steve Ross, a singer/pianist who brings a selection of songs from the very old days. The two-part program begins with a clever...
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Bitter Pill Holiday Cheer Is in Short Supply When Illness Strikes an Already Impoverished Family. Your Contribution to the 100 Neediest Cases Helps Revive the Spirit of the Season
WHEN a family's monthly income barely covers the bare necessities of food, clothing and shelter, the need for anything else - such as medicine - puts an almost impossible strain on that family's ability to cope.Strangely enough, a meager income often...
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Blues' Johnson Speeds Up after Starting Slowly Scores in 2 Consecutive Games after Lengthy, Pointless Drought
Aside from his main man, goalie Grant Fuhr, coach Mike Keenan had kind words for only one player after the Blues' 1-1 tie with Calgary on Tuesday at the Saddledome - Craig Johnson."He was one of our best players," Keenan said. "At least he worked hard...
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Board Bucks Panel, Allows Expansion despite Zoning's Rejection, Tow Lot Will Open
The Eureka Board of Aldermen has approved an off-site storage and business center for Southtown Auto Body, 19 West Fifth Street.Southtown's owner, Warren Lindauer, plans to open a facility on property rented at 126 Dreyer Avenue to keep his three tow...
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Books on Tape
"MARS AND VENUS IN THE BEDROOM" By John Gray (5 3/4 hours, unabridged, Recorded Books, $11.50 rental, $39 purchase)</P><P>In his book "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," the author put forward the premise that the genders behave...
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Boom, Bulls Help Narrow Pension Gap
A good economy and an even better investment market helped slash the shortfall in the nation's 50 most seriously underfunded pension plans by 66 percent last year.The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. said Wednesday the combined underfunding of the plans...
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Borders: Best Example of Quick-Fix Wallpaper Decorating
ABOUT 80 percent of Americans live with all-white walls, according to interior designer Linda Newman Brown, marketing manager for Eisenhart Wall coverings. But many are discovering, as Brown has advocated for some time, that borders are one of the best...
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Briefs
WORLD HAITI U.S. To Hand Over Items, Documents Seized In 1994</P><P>The United States will turn over to Haiti thousands of Haitian military documents and other items that were seized last year by U.S. forces, the State Department said...
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Briefs
MISSOURI CARNAHAN FUND-RAISER Governor Hopes For $200,000 Dinner</P><P>Gov. Mel Carnahan expects to raise about $200,000 for his re-election campaign during a fund-raiser tonight at the Adam's Mark Hotel downtown.</P><P>More...
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Briefs
ILLINOIS BELLEVILLE Haida Wants To Keep Students' Pagers</P><P>St. Clair County State's Attorney Robert B. Haida filed papers in circuit court in Belleville Wednesday asking that a judge order the forfeiture of 11 pagers seized this...
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Brosnan: The Best-Dressed Bond?
MOVIEGOERS WILL decide whether Pierce Brosnan is the best Bond yet, but in his first time playing the famous secret agent, the actor is surely the best-dressed Bond - James Bond - to hit the screen.In the new thriller "Goldeneye," Brosnan is deadly...
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Children Fear Violent World, Poll Reveals 70% Worry about Being Beaten, Shot
More than half of American children ages 7 to 10 fear they may die before becoming an adult, a national poll found Wednesday. Nearly half of 11- to 17-year-olds expressed similar worries.Fear of violence plagues children from all age groups, economic...
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City Plans to Levy $100 Fines on Landlords without Permits
Clayton landlords soon will face a $100 fee if they move tenants into multi-family units without an occupancy permit, and many of them are unhappy about it.The new fee is part of the property maintenance code the aldermen are considering. According to...
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Clinton Vetoes Gop's Budget Issues Own Plan to Erase Deficit
Borrowing a pen that Lyndon Johnson used 30 years ago to guarantee health care for the elderly and the poor, President Bill Clinton vetoed on Wednesday the Republicans' seven-year plan for balancing the budget."I am using this pen to preserve our commitment...
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Commission Throws Light on Church's Application Request for Athletic Field Lighting Advances
Lights for athletic fields at Transfiguration Catholic Church have the blessing of the St. Louis County Planning Commission after the request drew hundreds of responses from supporters and opponents. The commission voted approval Monday night.Planners...
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Commission Votes against Retail Center
County planners have convinced the planning commission to turn down a proposal for a 24-hour gas station, car wash and food store on the southeast corner of Highway 30 and Misty Manor Drive but not for the reasons that competing developers noted.The...
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Community Colleges' Program Helps Students Help Each Other
Officials at two area junior colleges are crediting an innovative approach with helping beginning students master college courses.The program, called supplemental instruction, allows students in some classes to attend additional sessions taught by students...
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Consolidation Plan Trashed by Haulers Too Many Trucks Cause Concerns, Kersting Says
Trash haulers have strongly rejected the idea of carving out some unincorporated parts of St. Louis County to be served by only one hauler.The idea was discussed at a meeting with county officials. Currently, residents in the unincorporated area must...
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Convention Center Bill Designed to Entice State
The St. Charles City Council has approved a resolution agreeing to help pay for construction of a convention center - a move officials hope will persuade the state to contribute a total of $18 million to the project.The council unanimously approved Tuesday...
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Council Decides to Give Voters Amendment on Mayoral Primary
Voters in St. Charles will get the chance next year to decide whether to change the City Charter to set up a mayoral primary.The City Council voted 8-2 Tuesday night to ask the voters to decide whether to change the charter to permit a mayoral primary...
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Council Issues Set of Standards, Urges Hands-On Science Learning
By grade four, American schoolchildren should know that light travels in a straight line until it hits something, teachers and scientists recommended Wednesday.By grade eight, students should understand that all organisms are made of cells. And by the...
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Country Style: A Look That's Always Evolving, Always Enduring
CLEAN OFF THE table-tops. Pick up the scatter rugs. Country is undergoing one of its periodic updates.Actually, this most enduring - and endearing - decorating style is plural, as Americans who cherish it are discovering as they travel the world. There...
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Day by Day
TODAY</P><P>CHRISTMAS CAROL - Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story" will be presented at 8 p.m. in Jelkyl Theatre, Roemer Hall, Lindenwood College, St. Charles. General admission is $6. Tickets are $3 for those 60 and...
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Democrats' Postal Penalty Could Exceed $500,000 Officials Deny Misuse of Party's Bulk Mail Permit
Illinois' Democratic Party may end up paying more than $500,000 to the U.S. Postal Service after new allegations that it used discount mails improperly.The Postal Service stated in a letter to the Democratic Party that the Democrats owe $335,849 for...
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Dennis a Menace in Bulls' Victory
Dennis Rodman returned from 12 games on the injury list to grab 20 rebounds, and Michael Jordan scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half Wednesday night as the Chicago Bulls rallied for a 101-94 victory over the visiting New York Knicks.Scottie...
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Doctor Urges Insurers to Reinvest Profits Insurers Are Urged to Help Mothers, Children
Next month, Dr. F. Sessions Cole will take time away from tending sick newborns to pose a sticky question to heads of the seven companies that manage health care for 150,000 local Medicaid recipients.Cole, chief of neonatology at St. Louis Children's...
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Document Supports Lincoln's Legal Skill
Thanks to "sheer dumb luck," the Abraham Lincoln collection at the Illinois State Historical Library has recently acquired an original document from a legal case that figured prominently in a controversial Lincoln biography.In his 1931 book "Lincoln:...
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Dog Lovers Vent Ire, Miss Mark Wrong Men Harassed over Injured Pooch
The wife of the wrong Dennis Stout hopes police soon find the right Dennis Stout - a man accused of abusing a dog by dragging it behind a pickup.Dennis Stout, 44, of St. Ann, has been charged with tying a Siberian husky named Cody to the back of his...
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Donations Clerk Will Set Guidelines for Officials to Determine Where City Charity Begins
The St. Charles City Council hopes to have guidelines within the next four months to help members sort out the increasingly difficult task of selecting charitable groups for donations of city money.In their meeting Tuesday night, council members seemed...
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Don't Look for Calm Session at State Capitol
WHEN THE Missouri Legislature convenes in January, it is likely to behave more like Congress.The man in line to become House speaker - Rep. Sam Leake, D-Laddonia - says that's because state legislators will have to spend much of their time grappling...
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Drug War Strategy: Keep Kids in School
A thoughtful Jesse Jackson was musing the other day that he might have taken hold of the wrong end of the drug-abuse stick. He still worries over the unfairness in the drug laws that prescribe 100 times stiffer sentences for possession of crack cocaine...
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Educator Disputes Nepotism
Rockwood School Board President Michael Corley Sr. believes a nepotism charge filed against him over the hiring of his son as a physical education teacher was part of a conspiracy to force him off the board.Corley testified Wednesday that "there definitely...
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Educators Discuss Merits of Schools Act with State Official
The pluses and minuses of the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993, were the topics Tuesday in St. Charles at a panel discussion by area school administrators with Robert Bartman, state education commissioner"There was some good, frank and open discussion;...
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Epa's Unwelcome Birthday Present
This month marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. So what birthday present does Congress wish to give the agency? A 14 percent budget cut, shrinking spending by $1.7 billion.Why? Listen to GOP Rep. Jerry...
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Falling Stars. Now That an Animated Actor Has a Megahit, Who Needs Humans?
He's as charming as Mel Gibson and as tough as Clint Eastwood. He's as expressive as Jim Carrey and he talks a lot like Tom Hanks.His name is Talking Woody. He just made his debut in the monster hit "Toy Story" and so far, the reports are good. No big...
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Family Stuff
Union Station Christmas</P><P>Head to Union Station this weekend as the shopping megaplex transforms itself into a local version of the North Pole.</P><P>Kids get a chance to meet Mr. Claus himself, whether just to recite their...
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Fielding Complaints on Mail-Order Plants
"The complaint department is two flights up."This was a standard rejoinder from my husband for any critical remark from my side of the housekeeping department. Today the complaint department is this column.In writing about my own unhappy experience ordering...
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Fields Flush with Talent Chicago Farragut Star Tops Crop in Shootout
Kevin Garnett went from last year's Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout to the Illinois high school basketball championships, then into the National Basketball Association.Ronnie Fields, his buddy from Chicago Farragut High, might try to get a little more creative.Fields...
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Film Briefs
Casting Call: Sandra Bullock has joined Chris O'Donnell to star in Richard Attenborough's "In Love and War." New Line Cinema will begin production this spring on location in Europe. "In Love and War" is based on the recently discovered diary and love...
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Four Tips for Cybersanta
Forget the sugarplums. These days, it's visions of cool computer games dancing through the heads of children and cyberbuffs of all ages. But buying software can be much more difficult than buying Power Rangers or fruitcakes. Some general gift-buying...
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Free Throws Help Purdue Paste Oklahoma
Brad Miller came off the bench and scored 20 points Wednesday night, leading Purdue past Oklahoma 77-63 in West Lafayette, Ind.Purdue (4-1) extended its home winning streak against nonconference opponents to 23 games with the help of a 28-for-36 effort...
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Friends Meet Bond in Fatal Crash Case Drunken-Driver Suspect Is Released despite Pleas
The man charged in a wrong-way crash that killed a University of Missouri student from Barnhart on Sept. 1 has been released from the St. Charles County jail.The man, Randy Juergens, 30, was released this week on $150,000 bond. Friends who live in O'Fallon...
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Future Scientist Curious about Instant HIV Cure
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'm 11. Both of my parents work and can't take me to the library. I want to know if it's possible to kill HIV minutes after infection. Right now, no one ever knows he's infected for months.If we could catch the virus at infection time,...
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Getting a Read on the Situation
Answers to a couple of recent questions from readers:Q: You sometimes mention Casino Player magazine and other magazines and reports, such as the Illinois gaming report. Could you give me a clue how to get these magazines? Stuck here in the Bootheel,...
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Gift List Got You Bugged?
Face it: you're in the thick of it. The holidays are here, and like it or not, you're feeling pressure to come up with something original this year, something creative, in the way of gift giving.Fret not, that's where we come in.Since we're an entertainment...
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Gingrich to Face Special Counsel Inquiry to Center on College Course
The House ethics committee voted unanimously Wednesday to hire a special prosecutor to investigate the financing of a college course taught by Speaker Newt Gingrich.Of the remaining five complaints against Gingrich, R-Ga., the committee found he had...
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Hand-Me-Downs Comedy Troupe Pulls Material from Everyday Observation
It's gotta be radioactive.In Sherry Lee Hunter's lingo, the term has nothing to do with gamma rays and Geiger counters. Instead, radioactive refers to an idea with substance, with "meat." The founder of the Jest In Time comedy troupe is talking about...
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Hear Here
Frank's DayGoldfingers Bar, 1740 Thunderbird Lane in Florissant, will celebrate Ol' Blue Eyes' 80th birthday Tuesday with a Frank Sinatra Sound-Alike contest."We have an older clientele, and my jukebox has a lot of Sinatra and I thought, you know, we...
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Heart-Warming Stories of Love at First Sight
Dear Ann Landers: In a recent column, you asked people who had an unusual story about how they met their spouse to write and tell you. Here's mine:I had just been transferred to Augusta, Ga., and my first Sunday in town, a friend invited me to go to...
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Heavy Concerns the Future of Metal Leaves Anthrax Ready to Rebuild
John Bush, vocalist of Anthrax, realizes perhaps as well as any musician just what a tricky term heavy metal has become.After riding high through the 1970s behind such big-selling bands as Black Sabbath, KISS and AC/DC, and into the 1980s with chart-toppers...
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Helping Hand Keyboard Maker Rebounds with Ergonomic Designs for Workers
A computer keyboard maker is staking a big part of its future on the idea that computers should engage the hands and wrists as painlessly as they do the mind.The unconventional keyboards - which separate the keys into two clusters, one for each hand...
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Hog-Wild Offense Brings Mu Back to Reality Rapidly
Not that Norm Stewart wasn't flattered, but he wondered Monday whether his 11th-ranked University of Missouri basketball team was receiving unmerited early bouquets."Maybe on the basis of a close loss to UCLA (in the NCAA Tournament) . . . we might be...
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Ho, Ho, Huh? TV Is Stuffing Some Not-So-Holiday Fare into Your Stocking-But You Can Still Find Your Old Faves
Christmas on TV is Ebenezer Scrooge and "It's a Wonderful Life."It's not "The X-Files" and "Melrose Place," but you guessed it: Both those shows have announced Christmas episodes.What--Mulder and Scully are abducted by little green Santas?Kimberly poisons...
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Hordes of Dark Aphids Launch an Attack on White Pines
Q: We have white pines in our yard here in the country. Just before the cold weather arrived we noticed one tree was covered from trunk to end of limb with these little black bugs. They almost looked like flying ants, with two wings and a long, narrow...
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Hot Disc Delivery New Service Brings Your Music Couchside
GET OUT Staff WriterThirty years ago, Chuck Berry described jazz as "music for stay-at-homes." But thanks to a new service offered by phone company MCI, times have never been better for agoraphobic fans of all genres.1-800-MUSIC-NOW is a virtual music...
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Hot Pair Helps Umsl Defeat Harris-Stowe
Eric Bickel and Kevin Tuckson scored 24 points each to help the University of Missouri-St. Louis subdue Harris-Stowe 93-84 Wednesday night at UMSL.Bickel, a 6-10 senior, made 12 of 17 shots from the field. Tuckson, a 6-7 forward, was eight of 12 from...
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How Men Look Is Getting More Important
IT USED TO be that what mattered in life was how women looked and what men did, which, to many women and other right-thinking people, didn't seem fair. Thanks to the efforts of feminists (and a lot of social and economic factors beyond their control),...
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It Is Written: Regardless of Assets, Make a Will
Dear Abby: I never thought I'd be writing to you, but it's vital that you pass this message along to your readers: Make a will!Sometimes death gives no warning. Even if your parents lived to be 100, there is no guarantee that you will, too, or that you'll...
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James Reston, Influential in Journalism, Dies at 86 Retired NY Times Columnist Won Pulitzer Twice
James B. "Scotty" Reston, the retired New York Times columnist who was one of the most influential journalists of his time, died of cancer Wednesday (Dec. 6, 1995) at his home in Washington. He was 86.In a career that spanned half a century, Mr. Reston...
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Japanese Appeal
THE JAPANESE STYLE of design stresses closeness to nature. Perhaps that is why Japanese motifs tend to be tranquil and soothing.Simplicity is another way to describe the sublime decor of these Asian designers. Very little furniture, few permanent walls...
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Jury Absolves Neurologist in Drug Side-Effect Case
In December 1991, Donald Guccione of St. Charles checked into an emergency room with an erection that wouldn't go down.Four years and five unsuccessful operations later, Guccione still suffers from what doctors call priapism. He may never recover.So...
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Jury Debates Man's Role in Jones' Election
Craig Walker joined a scheme to rig the St. Louis comptroller's election in the 1993 Democratic primary to protect his job as a $600,000-a-year investment banker, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.Walker tried to hide his contributions to the spoiler...
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Karan Lets Her Personality Show
Much has been made of Donna Karan as Everywoman.Of all the American designers crowding Seventh Avenue, you know her. She's the one who, like the rest of us, has had her share of bad hair days. The one who hails from Queens - and still sounds like it....
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Keeping Up with the Bankses
For those who live to feather their nests, the title sequence of "Father of the Bride Part II" may be the most gripping three minutes of film to come out of Hollywood all year. That said, it is also the cinematic equivalent of leafing through a housewares...
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Kentucky Keeps Wisconsin-GB under Control
Tony Delk's 3-pointer early in the second half ignited a 15-6 run that carried No. 5 Kentucky to a 74-62 victory at home Wednesday over Wisconsin-Green Bay.Wisconsin-Green Bay (2-2) opened the second half with baskets by Ben Berlowski and Matt Hill to...
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Lambert Expansion Plan Advances Proposal Would Tear Down about a Third of Bridgeton
Lambert Field's Airport Commission approved a $1.876 billion expansion plan Wednesday to add a third parallel runway and raze a third of Bridgeton.The commission voted 9-1 to send the plan in January to the Federal Aviation Administration for approval....
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Lawmakers OK Computer Chip to Block Television Violence
Members of the House and Senate trying to reconcile a bill overhauling federal telecommunications laws agreed Wednesday to require television makers to put computer chips in new sets so parents can block violent programs, and they moved closer to a crackdown...
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Legal Aid Society: Lawyers Organize Bone Marrow Donor Drive
In a classic case of using misfortune to help others, Dawn and Steve Sallerson of Belleville are organizing an areawide campaign to find potential bone marrow donors who could save the lives of people like their 14-month-old son Cole, who has a fatal...
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Light Headed Where to Go for Electrifying Christmas Displays
What is this strong attraction to the glow of lights at Christmas time?Perhaps it's a nod to our kinship with other living creatures. Like unwitting moths rushing to the bug zapper or naive deer seeking help from the headlights of an oncoming minivan,...
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Low-Key Luxury $8 Million Winner Keeps His Plumbing Job
Randy D. Cory, an apprentice plumber from Troy, Ill., didn't bother to get dressed up or even take the whole day off for the official announcement Wednesday that he had won $8 million in the Illinois Lottery.So, dressed in his work shirt, jeans and cap,...
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Magazine Uses Subtle Approach to Reach Gay Readers
THERE'S A NEW men's fashion magazine on the racks - Men's Style. Like others of its ilk, the bimonthly showcases pretty-boy models in designer clothes, publishes articles on choosing a personal trainer or using the Internet to tap into the music industry,...
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Mail-In Oregon Senate Primary Yields Liberal, Conservative
After sending moderate Republicans to the U.S. Senate for nearly 30 years, Oregonians now have to choose between a liberal Democratic congressman and a conservative GOP millionaire.On Tuesday, in the nation's first mail-in primary for a congressional...
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Making Memories 9 All-District Players Add Chapter to Hazelwood East's Storybook Season
Ten years from now, Hazelwood East High football fans still will swap stories about the Spartans' dramatic run to the 1995 Missouri Class 5A championship.At the 10-year reunion, conversations will turn from careers and families to the miracle at Mehlville:...
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Master Builders: Chrysler Plant Workers Define `State of the Art'
Our curious economy seems to make more and more of less and less. Investment bankers make deals, shuffling paper and money. Lawyers generate suits, shuffling forms and money. The computer people manufacture information, shuffling electrons and money.But...
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Measure Will Speed Property Tax Collection
New houses will go on the tax rolls in St. Louis County in the first month after they are occupied, starting Jan. 1.Currently, they go on the rolls on Jan. 1 of the year after they are occupied. The change will help jurisdictions levying property taxes...
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Miller Declines Rocking Chair Rams Quarterback to Have Tests before Making Any Decision
Chris Miller is out Sunday. But is he out for good?The Rams' concussion-plagued quarterback isn't ready to go that far."I know a lot of you folks would probably like this to be a retirement statement or something," Miller said Wednesday. "But it's definitely...
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Morgan Negotiates Deal with Cards: 1 Year, $1.25 Million
The Cardinals have come to terms with veteran righthander Mike Morgan on a one-year deal worth $1.25 million plus $1.5 million in incentives.Morgan came to the Cardinals last June 16 from the Chicago Cubs in a trade for first baseman Todd Zeile. Morgan...
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