St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 30, 1997

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A Case of Mistaken Identities Things Aren't What They Seem in Fluffed-Up Comedy
"TRIAL AND ERROR"Rating: PG-13, slight profanity, one scene of a woman in sexy lingerie. Running time: 1:38.`TRIAL AND ERROR" is a slight but likable romantic comedy about the consequences of a misstep in the life of a guy whose career trajectory is...
Airport Dispute Focusing on Noise Issue
Pat McDonnell is an impatient man.He's impatient with the St. Charles County Council for apparently not following through on a resolution it passed in December to work toward a noise-abatement agreement with St. Louis-owned Lambert Field.But Council...
Alcott's Round of 68 Hints of Fame to Come Michelob Light Co-Leader One Victory from Lpga Hall
When you have won five major championships, more than 30 professional tournaments world-wide and grossed in excess of $3 million in a career, you wake up in the morning with a different perspective.Amy Alcott is secure. Another LPGA Tour victory would...
A Matter of Survival Twa Chairman Fields Criticism
In his first appearance before shareholders of Trans World Airlines Inc., new Chairman Gerald L. Gitner promised change and more change.Sherry Cooper, leader of the airline's flight attendants, suggested that he start by resigning.Cooper's sharp criticism,...
An Alternative Get-Together on Memorial Day
POINTFEST 8Riverport Amphitheatre, Monday, May 26 WHAT'S with these kids today? On a Memorial Day afternoon when they should have been honoring those brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that the youngsters could rock, the youth of...
A President's Spare Time
I start with a footnote - that day, many years ago, when I accompanied Dwight Eisenhower as he viewed an exhibition of his own paintings. I was a cub reporter and he was the ex-president and we both arrived late - so late that the rest of the press had...
Arafat Persists in Brutality, Terror
Yasser Arafat, the man credulous Westerners would like to imagine as the George Washington of the Middle East, is confounding his admirers.Recently, the world learned of executions carried out by agents of Arafat against Palestinians who sold land to...
Army Captain Opens Up World for Sixth-Graders
Dear Abby: My sixth-grade students and I would like to salute Capt. Michael Casper of the U.S. Army, currently stationed in Tuzla, Bosnia, with whom we became acquainted through your Operation Dear Abby holiday letter-writing campaign. Since November...
`A Special Kid' South Korea's Pak, 19, Makes American Debut
St. Louis golf lovers have a bagful of reasons to check out the Michelob Light Classic.The best reason may be one for the history books. Se Ri Pak is making her American debut this weekend at Forest Hills Country Club.If the name doesn't grab you, the...
Babe Morris, Gray Gaetti Subdue la Youngest and Oldest among Cardinals Starters Key 4-2 Victory at Busch
Youth was served Thursday night and so was relative old age.Matt Morris, the youngest player in the Cardinals' starting lineup, and Gary Gaetti, the oldest, pooled their talents for a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium.Morris,...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUISInspections Required For Carnival Rides The city of St. Louis is requiring inspections of all carnival rides before they can set up in the city, buildings Commissioner Ronald H. Smith said Thursday. The city also will require carnival...
Briefs
THE NATIONWHITEWATERStarr Pushes To Get Mrs. Clinton's Notes Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr urged the Supreme Court on Thursday to reject the White House's effort to withhold from a federal grand jury notes of conversations Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Brokerages Targets of Crackdown Missouri Cites `Alarming' Rise in Penny Stock Scams
Missouri securities regulators say they're cracking down on five out-of-state brokerage companies following an "alarming" increase in penny stock scams and telemarketing swindles.One elderly Ballwin man lost nearly all of a $6,000 investment after he...
Bulls, Pippen Go Limping into Finals Chicago Mainstay Injures Foot in Semifinal Clincher
Michael Jordan says the Chicago Bulls can win the NBA title without Scottie Pippen, perhaps the league's best all-around player."Sure," Jordan said, "but I don't want to go that route."Pippen played less than seven minutes in Wednesday night's 100-87...
Cardigans Blend Sunny Veneer with Hint of Devilment Swedish Band Puts Its Spin on Heavy Metal from '70S
THE CARDIGANSMississippi Nights, Saturday, May 24ALTHOUGH the Cardigans attracted a large and stylish crowd on the strength of their radio hit "Love Fool," it is likely that some in the audience didn't quite know what to expect. One of the DJs introducing...
Catholic Celebration of Faith Set Sunday with Corpus Christi
A celebration of faith dating to 15th-century Europe will be honored on Sunday when churches and organizations of the St. Charles Catholic Deanery participate in the colorful Corpus Christi procession.Catholics will wave banners and sing traditional...
Chaminade Aces out Vikings at Sectionals but Howell, West Teams in Doubles Get to State
The Francis Howell High tennis team returned to reality late last week. The Vikings, making their first sectional appearance since 1988, were defeated 5-0 by Chaminade in the Class 4A sectionals at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.St. Louis University...
Channel 4 Is Catching Up with 5 in News Ratings
CHANNEL 4 is narrowing the gap with Channel 5 in the race for 10 p.m. news viewers.Last May, Channel 5's lead over Channel 4 at 10 p.m. was 8 ratings points, or about 88,000 households. This May, that lead dropped to 3 points, or about 33,000 households.Channel...
Church Notes
Family DinnerA chicken and beef dinner will be served family-style from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran School, 317 Pearce Boulevard, Wentzville. Carryouts will be available. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for those 6 to 12 and free for those...
Coffey Grinds No Grudge with Red Wings
Scotty Bowman never liked Paul Coffey. In Pittsburgh, Bowman dismissed the three-time Norris Trophy winner as nothing more than a role player after Coffey won his fourth Stanley Cup in 1991."Mario (Lemieux) won the Cup," Bowman said.When Coffey was traded...
Cottleville Fire District Joins Move to Agency County Department Left with One Dispatch Client
The Cottleville Fire Protection District has joined 11 other fire districts and the St. Charles County Ambulance District in subscribing to the services of the private Dispatch and Alarm Agency Inc.The switch became effective at 2 p.m. Thursday.The action...
Council Considers RV Park Expansion, Land Lease
The St. Charles City Council got an advance look at plans by Bill and Carolyn Strong to double the size of the Sundermeier RV Park they own on North Main Street.The council also was advised Tuesday that the Strongs' plan hinges in large part on the willingness...
Council Rejects Inquiry Request in Kinko's Case
The Democrat-run St. Louis County Council rejected Thursday a Republican push for hearings on the county police's seizure last month of a Kinko's store security videotape to track who sent an anonymous fax critical of county officials.The 4-2 party-line...
Couple Believes New Leash Law Is Cat-Astrophic
Every day and every night - especially every night! - a crime wave is occurring in the upscale suburb of Creve Coeur.Cats are getting out. They are leaving their porches and their yards.Mostly, it is happening at night, but the most spectacular of these...
Critics Worry about Line Blurring between Journalism, Politics
With another politician sliding into a TV job, some people are worried about the crumbling barriers between politics and journalism."I don't think it's a good trend," said Edward Fouhy, a former ABC and CBS executive who heads the Pew Center for Civic...
Cueto Is Ready to End Silence, Take the Stand
After holding his tongue for nine months, Amiel Cueto will take the witness stand today to defend himself against charges that he used his political and legal leverage to protect his multimillion-dollar enterprises with gambling boss Thomas Venezia.Security...
Cyclones" Mcnab Posts Double Victory at Invitational
The Cyclones, a St. Charles County Track and Field Club, hosted the Cylcone Invitational May 18 at Francis Howell North High. Following is a recap of the local team's results:Jackie McNab had a big meet in Youth Girls (ages 13-14); she won both the 800...
Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALHAMBRALamoine A. Kaufman, 79, retired farmer, died Tuesday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today at Dauderman. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Church of Christ. Burial in Salem Cemetery. Memorials to Salem Church...
Delay, Deny and Deceive
The difference between the sex cases involving NBC sportscaster Marv Albert and the president of the United States is that Albert has a trial date (Sept. 22) on charges he sexually mistreated a woman in a Virginia hotel room and Bill Clinton does not.Although...
Deliberations May Start Today in Griffin Trial
Former Missouri House Speaker Bob Griffin's federal corruption trial resumes today with closing arguments after a one-day break.The jury of nine women and three men is expected to begin considering late this afternoon the charges of racketeering, fraud...
`Do the Right Thing' Program Honors 10 Youths
Tristan Robertson remembered his mother's words well: "Be careful around the edge of the lake."If he fell in, she warned, he would freeze. It was 35 degrees outside.Tristan, 7, didn't fall in, but he saw something that worried him. Two teen-agers were...
`Feel like a Zillion' 50-Hour Exercise Study Weighs the Value of Fitness; Loss Counts as Gain for Center
Five hours of exercise a week can have a serious effect on your life.Twenty-five people took part in "50 Hours of Fitness," a 10-week health and exercise program at the fitness center of Francis Howell North High School.Richard Steinbruegge, 49, lost...
Financing Set for Building of I-70 South Service Road
Wentzville now has the money to begin construction of an east-west service road south of Interstate 70, between Willmer Road and Highway Z.The St. Charles County Council agreed Tuesday night to include the construction of the road in this year's list...
Fishing Report
LAKESBarkley: Slightly above summer pool and rising slowly. Dingy. 66 degrees. Crappie: Fair to slow on jigs or minnows at 8-10 feet over wood cover. Bass: Good at 2-18 feet along the banks and channel drops. A few are still spawning. White bass: Fair...
Fossils May Reveal New Human Species
Fossils unearthed in an ancient cave in Spain show that a heretofore unknown species of human was the last common ancestor of both Neanderthals and modern Homo sapiens, researchers said Thursday.The scientists described the ancestor as a tall, lanky...
Gaetti Hits Another Milestone
At age 38, Cardinals third baseman Gary Gaetti has reached the twin milestones this year of 2,000 hits and 1,000 runs scored - the latter having been attained in the fourth inning Thursday night when he homered off Los Angeles' Pedro Astacio.That hit...
Golf Tournament Benefits Clint Hull Memorial Fund
Chuck Hull was pleased that rain did not appear to have discouraged anyone from attending the golf tournament held in memory of his son, Clint, who died on Aug. 17, 1995, at age 18 due to alcohol poisoning.The tournament was held April 20 at Mid Rivers...
Government Shuffling Space Here, Moving 2,000 Federal Employees
More than 2,000 federal employees here will get new business addresses in the next couple of years as the government juggles increasing amounts of vacant space, a new federal courthouse and new federal security regulations.As a result of the juggling,...
Grand Jury Investigates Former Kc Politician
A federal grand jury is looking into financial dealings of former Jackson County Legislature chairman James D. Tindall.Questioning Wednesday by the grand jury covered not only Tindall's activities with the Legislature but also his role as minister of...
Health Care Hearing Must Provide Answers
With Regional Medical Center's financial condition growing worse by the day, the pressure is building for city officials to make public their alternatives for providing health care for the poor in the event the hospital shuts down. Ideally, city officials...
Health News
GENE RESEARCHBig Chunks Of Human DNA Are Inserted Into MiceScientists have managed to insert large chunks of human DNA into mice, an astonishing breakthrough that will allow a new generation of research into genes, birth defects and genetic diseases....
He Refuses to Reverse Vasectomy despite Pleas
Dear Ann Landers: I married five years ago when I was 25. My husband, "Ralph," has three young children from a previous marriage, and I have tried to be a good stepmother to them. We all get along very well.The problem? Ralph had a vasectomy after his...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road, St. Peters, must have a 3.0 grade- point average.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll:Grade 8 Christina Abbott, Elizabeth Allen, Katherine Arnold, Jeffrey Bargielski,...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt North High School, 1230 Tom Ginnever Avenue, O'Fallon, must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 with no D or F grades to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll:Grade 9 Nadia Alie,...
Honor Roll
Saeger Middle School, 5201 Highwy N, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 to qualify for the honor roll.Students qualified for the third-quarter honor roll are:6th Grade Ryan Adams, Emily Akers, Andrew Amiri, Christina Aubuchon, Laura...
Idealistic Director Cameron Crowe Is the Alter Ego of Jerry Maguire
FLEDGLING filmmakers take note. Director/writer Cameron Crowe knows a foolproof plan for spinning box-office gold."To any inspiring director I would say write a part for Tom Cruise," says Crowe, the director and writer of the Oscar-nominated "Jerry Mag...
Illinois Kids Win Round One
Republican Gov. Jim Edgar and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan achieved a big bipartisan victory on Thursday when they passed the Illinois education funding reform bill over the opposition of the House's obstructionist GOP boss, Lee Daniels.Now...
Illinois Tax Bill Now Hinges on Senate Leader
Gov. Jim Edgar's massive school funding overhaul, which got narrow passage Thursday in the Illinois House, appears to have the votes to pass in the Senate today or tomorrow, supporters say.The question was whether the Senate will vote on it.Supporters...
Inauguration Day for Kabila in Congo
Holding the fringed edge of a Congolese flag while former enemy soldiers played the national anthem, Laurent Kabila took the presidential oath Thursday.He promised a two-year transition to democracy culminating with elections by April of 1999.The ceremony...
In Death, Hack Wilson Taught Valuable Lesson
This just came in from Paul Kaplan of Libertyville:"We have an 80-year-old friend who recently regaled my 9-year-old with tales of Hack Wilson. She remembers how he was good with kids - a ready signer of their autograph books."A lot of younger fans don't...
Injury, Parents' Deaths Took Toll on Centralia's Scranton
The good folks of Centralia, Ill., remember Nancy Scranton as a special girl.She was the phenom who played on her boys high school golf team - there was no team for girls in those days - and dominated local amateur events. Then she headed off for collegiate...
Interferon Can Keep Hepatitis in Check
Dear Dr. Donohue: My brother is sick with hepatitis C. He is receiving interferon three times a week. Would a liver transplant help him? Is the liver for transplant taken from a dead person, or a can a living person donate part of his or her liver? I...
Inventor, 11, Honored for a Bright Idea
Great inventors aren't born everyday, but it seems one was born 11 years ago in Manchester.Alison Mueller has been named one of 12 national finalists in the Young Inventors Award Program - an honor that includes a $5,000 savings bond.The fifth-grader...
Iran Vote Leaves Clinton Optimistic, but He's Wary of Progress in Bosnia
President Bill Clinton said Thursday that he found hope for change in the election of a moderate cleric as Iran's president, but little to be happy about in Bosnia.Clinton hinted that U.S. soldiers might not leave Bosnia in the middle of next year as...
IRS Cracks Down on Trusts Targets Plans Set Up Only to Avoid Taxes
Here's the pitch: Rich people know the secrets of protecting their estates from ruinous taxation. Now you, too, can take advantage of these techniques to hold onto your hard-earned assets.Don't fall for it, the IRS says.Estate planning seminars and dubious...
Jacques Chirac Gets What He Deserves
France is a very different country from the United States except in one unsurprising respect: voters aren't eager to give up their social benefits and will punish any government that tries it. That's why French President Jacques Chirac's right-of-center...
Jazz Hits High Note, Going to 1st Final Stockton's 3-Pointer Ousts Rockets
Finally, the Utah Jazz can be called finalists.After three failures in the Western Conference finals in the previous five years, John Stockton made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from 25 feet to give Utah a dramatic 103-100 victory over the Houston Rockets...
Jazz Hits High Note, Wins Trip to Final Stockton's 3-Pointer Ousts Rockets
The Utah Jazz is in the NBA Finals for the first time in its history, thanks to a buzzer-beating 3-point shot and a fantastic fourth quarter by John Stockton.Stockton swished the wide-open, game-winner from 25 feet as the clock was expiring to give Utah...
Jordan Keeps Bulls' Title Drive on Track Chicago Defeats Miami 100- 87
No team, Pat Riley predicts, will stop the Chicago Bulls from winning their fifth NBA title in seven years."They are the greatest team since the Celtics won 11 in 13 years" from 1957-69, the Miami Heat coach said Wednesday night after his team was e...
King of Drinkin', Divorce Songs
GEORGE JONESInCahoots, Friday, May 23IT was as close as it gets to the old-school hustle. Before George Jones took the stage, the members of his back-up band - the Jones Boys - wended through the crowd, hawking Jones' tapes. Jones' wife, Nancy, was glad-handing...
Labor Leader Suspended, Accused of Misusing Funds
St. Louis labor leader Andrew McKenzie has been charged with misuse of union funds and suspended from his post as national president of the Leather Goods, Plastics, Novelty & Service Workers Union.McKenzie, 59, went to New York Thursday to appear before...
Lafayette's Moran Hopes to Jump atop State Record Book
As a child, Michelle Moran was challenged to run faster, jump higher and throw farther, if only so she could compete on the same field with her three brothers."Sometimes when my brothers played games with their friends out in the front yard they would...
Lambert Staff Compensated for Commute about $140 per Month Paid to Workers by City
More than 500 city employees at Lambert Field get a little something extra in their paychecks that most other city workers don't.About $140 a month.The city of St. Louis has paid nearly $4.6 million over the last six years to workers at Lambert Field...
Library Notes
Board MeetingThe St. Charles City-County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. June 9 at the Library District Administrative Office, 425 Spencer Road in St. Peters. All library board meetings are open to the public.Ozark Dinosaurs The Corporate...
Lieberman Bodyguard Sentenced Gets Probation, Fine for Gun Possession
Michael Barbieri, a private investigator and government informer in the case against Phyllis Lieberman, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $7,500 for illegal possession of a 9mm pistol that Maryland Heights police seized from him...
Lights, Camera, Action `Special Effects' Exhibition Set to Debut at Science Center
A little bit of Hollywood magic comes to St. Louis...MONICA DeVERTEBRATE, a 20-foot dinosaur, was decked out in her colorful scarf and shiny beads, but one of her false eyelashes was askew. At the stop-motion exhibit, the miniature toy mining car refused...
Lion Golfers Shoot High; Wood Wins Naia Discus
For the second time in as many years, the Lindenwood College golf teams qualified for the national tournament. And, for the second time in as many years, they returned home disappointed.The men, who qualified this year by winning the Heart of America...
Living and Breathing `Air' Nicolas Cage Invents Lives for His Characters to Make Them More Authentic
NICOLAS CAGE WALKED out of the warehouse in the industrial area of East Los Angeles. He seemed to blend in with the ethnic mix on the street.No one paid him any mind; he was just a guy who lived in a loft and once in a while had this pretty blonde (actress...
Martinez Hits 20th Homer as Yankees Beat Blue Jays
Tino Martinez hit his 20th homer - his third in three games - and David Cone struck out 12 to lead the visiting New York Yankees to a 4-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.Cone (6-3) allowed five hits and one walk in 7 2/3 innings and matched...
Maturing Descendents Prove They're Still Masters of Punk la Band Can Crank Up Amps with No Loss of Finesse
DESCENDENTSMississippi Nights, Sunday, May 25 A GIRL drenched in tattoos walked to the bar, held out a thin, screwdriver type object roughly four inches long, and asked me, "Will you give me a dollar if I stick this all the way up my nose?"It was that...
Mcveigh's Quiet Trial Avoided What Fueled the Simpson Circus
Whichever way the verdict goes in Timothy McVeigh's trial, don't look for angry debates about the lawyering.This trial has contrasted vividly with the O.J. Simpson circus. Among the reasons:Like King Midas, television alters whatever it touches. The...
Memorial Has 4-Way Pileup for Lead at 66
The last time Tim Herron crossed paths with Tiger Woods at Muirfield Village he beat the whiz kid, then 15, in the 1992 U.S. Amateur Championship.Herron had another good day on the Jack Nicklaus course Thursday, shooting 66 and sharing the first-round...
Mine Firms Retreat on Forest Plan They Withdraw Request to Drill, for Now
Two lead mining companies have withdrawn their request to drill in state forests, avoiding a vote that likely would have rejected the proposal.The commissioners of the state Department of Conservation were to vote on the request today at their regular...
Morning Briefing
Government Puts Jenny Craig On Truth DietJenny Craig Inc. has settled government charges of deceptive advertising for its claims of weight loss, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday."Jenny Craig has agreed not to misrepresent the performance, safety...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Hey, the Flyers and Red Wings thought it was a battle royale getting to the Stanley Cup finals, but now the real war begins.Fending off the ticket suitors, that is.Members of the Flyers already have found the world to be a lot smaller place after dispatching...
Mueller's 2-Run Single in 7th Lifts Giants over Braves 4-2
Bill Mueller's two-run single capped a three-run rally in the seventh inning and San Francisco went on to a 4-2 victory Thursday night over the Braves in Atlanta. The Giants won despite having three runners thrown out at the plate.San Francisco managed...
NASA Detects Indicators of an El Nino
Satellites have picked up a shift in the trade winds and detected great bodies of warm water moving across the Pacific at the equator - signs that another El Nino may be brewing.If so, heavy rains in some places and drought in others could be in sto...
New Moves at Checkerboard Square Stiritz to Take Hands-Off Stand at Ralston
William P. Stiritz expects to be a hands-off chairman of Ralston Purina Co.'s board after he steps down as chief executive on Sept. 30."The chairman's job in the future would probably be removed from the premises here," Stiritz told financial analysts...
New Opportunities Draw More Politicians from Congress
Serving in Congress no longer seems to carry much glory. Rep. Susan Molinari, who announced she's quitting to work for CBS, is just the latest in a growing list of departures of incumbents.With the session just five months old, four House members and...
Nike Stumbles and Market Falls Down
Stocks fell Thursday as Nike Inc., the world's largest maker of sports shoes and apparel, tumbled 13 percent after warning that profits won't live up to forecasts.Investors said they saw little room for the market to advance because many shares fully...
No Baggage, No Ticket No Problem for Boy, 12
To a 12-year-old living in a downtown shelter for runaways, the plush Sandals Resort in Jamaica looked like a nice place to go.So Rubin Livingstone set out for paradise.And he nearly got there. He had no money, and didn't have a passport or other ID....
Obituaries
Alma A. CulpAlma A. Culp, 90, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (May 27, 1997) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mrs. Culp had been a cook in the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles County.Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at...
`Ol' Man River' and the Struggle for Human Rights
Show Boat," Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's legendary musical, is coming to the Fox Theatre in June. Though its score includes several truly unforgettable songs, probably none is more memorable and poignant for St. Louis area residents than "Ol'...
Once Is Enough Many Actors Are Opting out of Roles in Summer Sequels
IF A NUMBER following a movie title is cause for caution, then the absence of the original movie's star in the sequel is often cause for alarm.Can "Speed 2" (opening next Friday) take off without Keanu Reeves?Will "Home Alone 3" sell without Macaulay...
Opponent's Charity Helps Hingis Clear 2nd Round
Martina Hingis and Venus Williams are both 16 and loaded with talent. But Hingis is already at the top of women's tennis and Williams still has a long way to go.The contrast was evident Thursday at the French Open, where Hingis came within a few points...
Ortwerth Gets Approval to Seek Cable TV Franchising Authority
Cable television in St. Charles County may get a taste of local regulation. But not much.The County Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday night giving authority to County Executive Joe Ortwerth to apply to the Federal Communications Commission...
People
Redemption may be at hand for FRANK GIFFORD, 66, caught stepping out on KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, 43:He's pictured on the cover of the annual report of the National Fatherhood Initiative, for which he made a TV spot. "An unfortunate bit of timing," says the...
Pepper, 31, Still Burns to Win
If you didn't know better, you might think Dottie Pepper was going soft. She could be seen chatting it up with her caddie during the first round of the LPGA Michelob Light Classic at Forest Hills Country Club on Thursday. She even talked to her playing...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTSArnold: Jeffrey Maurer, 33, of Farmington was killed about 11:50 p.m. Wednesday in an accident on Interstate 55 just north of Richardson Road....
Pope Gets Ready to Leave on Trip to His Homeland
Pope John Paul II will be making one of the longest trips of his papacy - 12 stops in 11 days - in a nostalgic return to his Polish homeland.John Paul, who has been a principal figure in Poland's transition from communism to democracy, has visited the...
Problems at Department Alleged in 1995 Letter
A letter written in August 1995 to Gov. Mel Carnahan warned of problems in a St. Louis County department - about 1 1/2 years before federal auditors showed up at the department's offices in Clayton.The letter from union official Rudy Smith, then a member...
Prosecutor Calls Mcveigh `Traitor' Closing Argument Brings Juror, Victims to Tears; Defense: Forget Emotion, Look at Flaws in Case
Timothy McVeigh was a terrorist who killed children in the Oklahoma City federal building in the warped belief that he was a patriot, a prosecutor contended Thursday in his closing argument.Later Thursday, McVeigh's attorney urged the jurors not to be...
Puckett Rose to Top from Humble Start
Kirby Puckett vowed last week that he would not cry when the Minnesota Twins retired his number. He would not cry, he said, because his father never did - not in 70 years, not while raising nine children."Well," said Fran Hunter. "Kirby just didn't know."While...
Research Seeks to Lower Stroke Risk among Blacks
Here are some recent developments in medicine and health care in the St. Louis metro area.With African-Americans twice as likely as whites to die from a stroke, researchers at St. Louis University are participating in a study they hope will prevent these...
Rockhurst, Micds Win Championships
Kansas City Rockhurst defeated St. Louis University High 5-2 in the Missouri 4A boys high school team tennis championship Thursday. Mary Institute-Country Day School held off Pembroke Hill of Kansas City 5-2 for the 1A-3A championship.Rockhurst (15-1)...
School Budget Cutters Target the Arts and Humanities
I worry about the recommendations of school administrators and school boards in the St. Louis region and elsewhere to solve budget problems at the expense of the arts and humanities.I have taught history. I have worked with foreign-language, art, music,...
School Bus Vandalism Stuns Waterloo `I Can't Believe Somebody Would Do That'
More than 2,400 Waterloo school students got an unplanned day off Thursday after vandals overnight assaulted the district's fleet of yellow school buses, smashing windows and doing other damage.Mark Bates, a mechanic for Laidlaw Transit, discovered the...
Sec Asks Markets to Support Competition
The Securities and Exchange Commission is asking the nation's stock markets to change what it calls "anti-competitive" aspects of the trading system that links them.The market watchdog agency said that competition appears to be hurt by some rules of...
Sergeant Convicted in Sex Case
An Army drill sergeant on Thursday became the third staff member at this military base to be convicted this year of having sex with female trainees.Staff Sgt. Vernell Robinson Jr. was convicted of having sex with five female trainees and interfering...
Skeletons Fail to Rattle Chains of Old Friends Springfield, Mo., Band Gets Mild Reception Here on National Album Tour
THE SKELETONSBroadway Oyster Bar, Friday, May 23THE SKELETONS, Springfield, Mo.'s contribution to roots rock 'n' roll, were more or less taken for granted as they played the Broadway Oyster Bar for the first time. Perhaps it was a case of over-familiarity....