St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 16, 1997

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11 for the Road Antique Autos Retracing 1897 Trek from Cleveland to New York City
A group of 11 nearly century-old cars set off Sunday to re-enact a landmark 1897 road trip that helped popularize the automobile as the new mode of transportation in America.Two of the cars were driven by great-grandsons of Alexander Winton, who made...
6th-Graders Whoop It Up at Graduation Celebration
Sixth-grade graduation will never be the same at Twin Echo Elementary School in Collinsville after the recent dance party held in the school cafeteria.This was not the usual cake-and-punch sedate reception that previous Twin Echo graduating classes had...
'97 Is Year of Abundance for Apricots
IN CALIFORNIA, one sunny, glorious day has followed another, building into a terrific produce season - and a silver lining for the rest of the United States.First, California has one of the best strawberry crops ever. Lately, the cherries have begun...
A Consensus on Desegregation
Most St. Louisans think the voluntary interdistrict desegregation program has helped race relations, improved the quality of education in the region and enabled black and white students to get to know each other and work together.All these views are...
Aesop's Second Attempt for Liquor License Fails
The owner of Aesop's Cafe in Clayton has lost in a second attempt for a liquor license.The Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 last week to deny a beer and wine license to Aesop's Cafe at 6611 Clayton Road. The board cast the same vote when owner Sharon Hall...
Aldermen Impatient, Irked by Developer's `Progress'
Alderman Judy Bateman, 2nd Ward, wanted some answers about the city's tax-increment financing district east of Mid Rivers Mall at Thursday night's St. Peters Board of Aldermen meeting.Not much has changed on the project in the past six months. But the...
All Hail to Kale - Fresh from the Garden, It's a Savory Treat
IF YOU'RE a seasonal cook, you know all too well that the calendar is no indicator of summer. Summer comes when you can finally indulge in your favorite seasonal foods.It comes when the strawberries are so tender and sweet that sugar would be an insult.It...
Amazing Popover Pancakes Puff Up in Oven and Won't Flatten
BRUNCH IS popular among those of us who like to gather family and friends for a casual meal.e But because breakfast at our house is usually very informalaf, I prefer to invite people for lunch.Recently, for Sunday lunch, I made my favorite popover pancake....
American and British TV More Different Than Alike
YOU know it's the slow season when CBS tries to stir up a little controversy for a "Cosby" rerun.The network announced two weeks ago that it had decided to rebroadcast the show's first episode tonight, "although Bill Cosby voiced his concerns."It seems...
Ammaccapane Wins in Lpga
Danielle Ammaccapane shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday, rallying from a 5-stroke deficit for a 1-shot victory over a group of four in the LPGA's Edina Realty Classic in Maple Grove, Minn.Ammaccapane's 8-under 208 total was a shot better than Hiromi Kobay...
An Inspiration South Carolina Blind Girl Runs in Relay at State Meet
The starter's gun barked, and runners bolted into motion.All else stopped.The flurry of disjointed activity that somehow meshes to make a track meet - the jumpers here, the vaulters there, the throwers at work behind far-away screens - gave way to stillness...
Area Could Get a Boost from New Hotel, Offices
A consultant for the city of St. Charles is suggesting that development may occur at Interstate 70 and Fifth Street that could increase the amount of revenue produced within a special taxing district created to finance a convention center.John W. Brancaglione,...
Asphalt Jungle: New Dispute Looming over Road-Building Priorities
Linking every Missouri town of more than 5,000 people with a four-lane highway - one of the goals of a gasoline-tax increase passed by the Legislature in 1992 - is being pushed anew by a coalition of rural and road-building interests.The proposal, which...
A Stable Existence Wanting to Own a Horse Leads to Running Family Business
Stacie Mecker always wanted to own a horse.Now she has her own stable with 20 horses and five boarders, a full program of riding lessons, summer horse camps and a whole new lifestyle.Mecker's life changed radically about five years ago, when her husband,...
Board Rejects Plan to Sell 2 Properties
The St. Peters Board of Aldermen unanimously rejected a proposal to sell two parcels on Mexico Road.The city had acquired this property as part of the land needed for Mexico Road improvements in 1990.In February 1992, the city obtained an appraisal for...
Bone Marrow Changes Often Defy Reason
Dear Dr. Donohue: I was diagnosed in 1993 with agnogenic myeloid metaplasia with myelofibrosis. It manifested itself in low platelet counts. I was put on prednisone, and my count went from 14,000 to 35,000.What could have made my body take out the line...
Briefs
THE NATIONWATERGATE`Deep Throat,' Show Thyself, Says BakerA senator who asked the key question at the Watergate hearings called Sunday for the mystery figure known as "Deep Throat" to reveal himself and throw new light on the 25-year-old scandal that...
Brutally Honest Frank Reality Tells It like It Is
Our old friend, the relentlessly honest Mr. Frank Reality, agreed to answer some of the mail prompted by his last visit:Dale Dauten: Here's an interesting question: "Is there one piece of advice that has been especially helpful in your career?"Mr. Reality:...
Business Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHTContrary to what you may have read in the Bulletin Board for June 2, The Puckett Group has not yet added Worldwide Partners to its name. Wea culpa.OPENINGS The city of St. Charles reports these new businesses openings: * AAA Fencing,...
Business Escaped Legislative Harm
Passage of three major unemployment compensation reforms formed the centerpiece of business efforts in 1997. These reforms represented a compromise between business and organized labor that will benefit both employers and workers.House Bill 472 contained...
City Acquires Abandoned, Vacant Lots Mayor Hopes to Attract Interest of Developers
Pine Lawn has begun acquiring more than 70 lots seized by St. Louis County for unpaid taxes. The county says it will no longer maintain such properties, and in Pagedale officials want to see the property redeveloped.Most of the lots are vacant, although...
City May Get into the Minor Leagues Groups Eye Fairview Heights for Team
Fairview Heights may become the new home of a minor league baseball team if preliminary discussions between either of two investor groups and city officials come to fruition."We (recently) got two calls in as many weeks from separate groups wanting to...
Classics in the Loop: Mingling Melodies, Mozart and Mahler
David Loebel, artistic director of the St. Louis Symphony's Classics in the Loop series, successfully mixes light fare, obscure works and shaggy dog stories. This past weekend he managed, somehow, to combine familiar Mozart and Handel works with the...
Clean Drinking Water Loses in Missouri
Among the fatalities in the closing hours of the regular session of this year's Missouri General Assembly was a bill that would make Missouri eligible for $22 million a year for the next five years, for a total of $110 million, to upgrade or construct...
Collectors Can Keep Ahead of IRS with These Capital Gains Tax Tips
Q. I own some paintings and other collectibles that have substantially increased in value since I purchased them. If I give them to my daughters, do I have to declare the profits?A. Neither gains nor losses have to be reported when you dispose of pr...
Commission on Tif District Sets a Hearing on Convention Plan
A St. Charles city commission that will oversee redevelopment in a special taxing district will hold a public hearing next month on expanding the district to include a proposed site for a convention center and hotel.The St. Charles Tax Increment Financing...
Cook Is at Home in the Garden
ANNE SALVATORI has always loved cooking. She became a gardener, too, because "it is a natural combination."She and her sister, Debbie Ober, tend a garden together on land their parents gave them 90 miles west of St. Louis."My yard is shady and wooded,...
Cook Tackles Myth of the Low-Fat Muffin
OK, SO I'M an optimist.Sell me the Brooklyn Bridge. Introduce me to the tooth fairy - I'll bite.Just don't tell me that low-fat muffins taste every bit as good as full-fat ones. I've read the cookbooks, scanned the magazines, and believed. "You won't...
Cueto's out of Oz, but There's Always Another Wicked Witch
"THE WICKED witch is really dead."Those cryptic words were left on a reporter's voice mail shortly after the verdict arrived against Amiel Cueto. The message was not, obviously, sent by one of Cueto's fans.Previously, the non-fan had described the charges...
Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONHoward B. Manley, 71, shipping clerk, died Friday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today, funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday, both at Elias-Smith Funeral Home in Bethalto. Burial at Bethalto United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials...
Defense Chief Looks over Security at Saudi Base
Almost a year after the bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American airmen, U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen dropped in Sunday to inspect security at a new air base.From a camouflaged "tree house" lookout on the extreme northern perimeter, Cohen...
Did Nicklaus Play in His Last Open?
The galleries at Congressional Country Club treated Jack Nicklaus like family on Sunday.In fact, a good portion of the gallery was family. His wife, Barbara, and children Jack III, 35, who was caddying, Gary, 28, and Nancy, 32, all were on hand to witness...
Discovery - and Delight - from Madagascar
Deliciously, deliriously melodic though it may be, the name Fanja Rasoavimbahoaka will not go down in history as a giant in the field of botany. But his remarkable botanical find in the jungles of Madagascar is an object lesson in the value of exploration...
District Decides to Start Classes Early, Aug. 25 Summer Session Allows Exemption under 12-Months-of-School Rule
Because the Pattonville School District offers classes each month of the year, it qualifies for a state exemption allowing school districts to begin classes before Sept. 1.Missouri law says public school districts cannot begin classes before Sept. 1...
`Easy Riders' Fonda and Hopper Are at Odds
THEY were Harley-riding buddies in "Easy Rider," but that was a long time ago. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper have long been arguing over the profits from the '60s film. Hopper has even filed a lawsuit.Fonda says they're negotiating a settlement now."I...
Els Breaks Loose Again South African Wins Second U.S. Open Championship
In the weeks leading to the U.S. Open, indeed in the months since he turned professional, Tiger Woods has dwarfed the game of golf. He has opened the eyes of the previously uninterested, erased records of the previously immortalized and turned a provincial,...
Els Breaks Loose Again South African Wins Second U.S. Open Championship
Ernie Els handled the heat on Congressional Country Club's grueling back nine Sunday and won his second U.S. Open championship in four years in a stirring four-way duel down the stretch.Els, just 27 years old, knocked in a 4-foot putt on the final hole...
E-Mail Is More like a Memo Than a Letter
Dear Miss Manners: When I began to use e-mail, I assumed from the name that messages should be formatted as letters are formatted, including a salutation and closing (e.g., "Dear Hyacinth," "Sincerely, Daisy").Nowadays, most of my respondents don't bother...
Final Scores (1997 U.S. Open)
Final scores Sunday in the 97th U.S. Open on the 7,213-yard, par-70 Congressional Country Club courseErnie Els $465,000 71-67-69-69-276C. Montgomerie $275,000 65-76-67-69-277 Tom Lehman $172,828 67-70-68-73-278 Jeff Maggert $120,454 ...
Flying Start Girl Scouts Spread Their Wings at Camp Butterfly
A little piece of heaven is tucked away in the hills of southern Missouri, and it appeals to hundreds of girls from the Metro East area.It is a special place called Camp Butterfly.Situated near Farmington, Mo., the camp is owned by the River Bluffs Girl...
For Warm-Weather Dinner, Try Pesto Chicken, New Potatoes
A QUICK pesto sauce with sauteed chicken and rosemary potatoes fits the bill for a warm-weather dinner.The fresh basil and parsley flavors in the pesto sauce are preserved by adding the sauce to the cooked chicken for a minute just before serving. T...
French Plan Last-Ditch Evacuation from Brazzaville Fighting Heats Up as Foreigners Prepare to Board Plane
France said it would fly out at least one more planeload of frightened foreigners today, a day after fighting escalated in apparent anticipation of France's departure.Forces loyal to President Pascal Lissouba and his rival, Gen. Denis Sassou-Nguesso,...
`Genuine Kid,' 11, Stars in Siue's `Annie'
Some actors train for years to bring qualities of naturalness and spontaneity to the stage. However, director Calvin Jarrell believes that he has discovered those qualities in 11-year-old Katie Guelzow.She is the star of Southern Illinois University...
Getting Bold with Homemade Bean Dips Is Simple
THE FRITO CO. (now Frito Lay) brought pinto bean dip into the mainstream more than 40 years ago. Since then, America's love affair with bean dip has deepened.Although canned pinto bean dip maintains a following, today's parties offer a broad array of...
Gop Should Praise the President and Pass the Tax Cuts
The time has come for all good conservatives to praise the Clinton boom. Right-wing sayers of doom have waited five years for the U.S. economy to go in the tank, and it hasn't happened. Moreover, there are few dark clouds on the horizon.The stock market:...
Gop Urges President to Back Tax-Cut Plan Lott Criticizes Clinton's Stance on Tax Credits
Republicans urged President Bill Clinton on Sunday to accept their version of a five-year, $85 billion tax cut package.Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., said Clinton was acting "like a spoiled brat" by insisting on his priorities - particularly...
Gop Welfare Plan Insults the Poor
Just when GOP leaders were promising to put a compassionate face on their social-reform initiatives, they show us their ugly side. Witness the party's unconscionable opposition to paying the minimum wage to some welfare recipients. The GOP's anti-family...
Hale and Hearty Branch of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program Marks Birthday
Whir, click, whoosh.The sounds are the first thing that strike a visitor to the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center at the Edwardsville Health Center. The busy noise is generated by patients working on the center's exercise equipment.What looks like...
Heart Transplant Gives Golfer Life
Sixteen-year-old Trevor Foster was too sick to date or play on his high school golf team last year, but what a difference a heart can make.A year after receiving a heart transplant, Trevor is playing in golf tournaments, cleaning carts at a Thousand...
Here's a Guidebook for Internet Travel That's Road Friendly
The landslide of Internet information available to business travelers grows and changes so quickly there are few ways to keep track of it.Even for those travelers who can't book their own airline and hotel reservations directly online because of corporate...
High Cost of Banking Got You Down? Consider Alternatives
Banks have been churning out bulbously fat profits in the last few years. If you'd like to know why, and you have a bank account, then go look in the mirror.The interest rates that banks pay on deposits have gotten skimpier and skimpier compared to what...
HIV-Infected Woman Gets Wish: Ex-Lover Imprisoned `Now That He's Been Found Guilty, I Feel Better'
As far as Jana Brent is concerned, a man she once deeply loved can rot in jail for the rest of his life.Brent cried tears of joy Wednesday when Sean Sykes was convicted in Jackson County Court of knowingly exposing her and another woman to HIV, the virus...
Honor Roll
Students at Becky David Elementary School, 1155 Jungs Station Road, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll:BECKY-DAVID ELEMENTARY 4th Grade Kyle Albert, Jennifer...
Horse Sense: It's Gonna Cost You Riding Is a Progessive Process
The horse habit usually begins innocently enough."Everybody who starts says, `We're just going to do lessons,' " said Sara Curtis, a Webster Groves mother of four. She was sitting cross-legged on the gravel outside the stable at Bridlespur Hunt Club...
How to Keep Kids Up on Farm
Q. I have a friend whose parents own valuable farmland. The parents say that their children will have to sell the farm in order to pay estate taxes after the parents die, but my friend wants to hold onto the farm because it makes good money. Is there...
Illegal Signs on Way out; City Willing to Negotiate Unsightliness Is a Main Concern
In recent weeks, Wildwood has been removing illegal real-estate signs along major roads. But officials say if developers can come up with wording that eliminates unsightly conditions, Wildwood may revise its ordinance to allow some of the signs.Barbara...
Immigrant Children Said to Prefer English
A five-year study of the educational progress of 2,400 children of immigrants in San Diego says they quickly embraced English over their parents' native tongues - contrary to the fears of anti-immigration groups.The study, part of the largest long-range...
In a Game of Inches, Indians Rule Cards
Todd Stottlemyre had the sails up and the wind at his back. The veteran Cardinals pitcher was changing speeds well and spotting the ball right where he wanted it for seven innings Sunday at Busch Stadium. The Cleveland Indians couldn't do anything against...
Inform Court If You Can't Appear on Date
Q: If you have a date to appear in court and can't make it because of injuries, what should you do?A: Call your lawyer. If you don't have one, call the court and ask to speak to the clerk of the courtroom where you are supposed to appear. Have your case...
INTREPID CYCLISTS TOM AND WAYNE ARE TAKING IN ALL THE WONDERS ALONG THE KATY TRAIL - FROM THE COLDEST BEER TO THE BIGGEST TREE. BUT IT'S THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE RIDE SUCH AN EXPERIENCE Series: TOM AND WAYNE'S KATY ADVENTURE BOONVILLE TO JEFFERSON CITY SECOND IN A FIVE-PART SERIES
THE SCENERY and wildlife are wonderful, but the best thing found on the Katy Trail is the people.At McBaine, a hodgepodge of trailers and buildings on the Perche Creek midway between Boonville and Jefferson City, Betty Moss serves some of the coldest...
Iran May Reopen Doors to the West
I used to believe that there were two Islamic fundamentalist countries that could resist the tug and pull of globalization: One was Iran, because it had oil, and the other was Sudan, because it had nothing. Iran seemed to have the resources to make itself...
Irvan Rambles to Emotional Win at Site Where He Nearly Died `It's Pretty Hard to Drive a Race Car with Tears in Your Eyes,' He Says
Ernie Irvan beat the competition and his own welling emotions at the track where he suffered near-fatal injuries three years ago, crying down the stretch as he drove to the title Sunday in the Miller 400.Irvan charged past 1988 Winston Cup champion Bill...
Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Appeal to Charge Netanyahu
Israel's Supreme Court rejected on Sunday an appeal to charge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with fraud in a scandal that threatened to topple his government.The court ruled, 4-1, on Sunday that prosecutors had made a "reasonable" decision in April...
Jurors Want to Ask Mcveigh `Why?' Explanation at Trial of Anger over Waco Just Wasn't Enough
The jurors who sentenced Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh to death have only one question for the man convicted of the worst mass murder in American history.Eleven of the 12 jurors at a news conference in Denver Saturday evening answered with one...
Just How Manly Are You, Anyway?
YOU'RE psyched about monster trucks one minute, then weeping at the end of "Field of Dreams" the next. Just how manly are you? Try our quiz and find out.I couldn't put downA) "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus." B) Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."...
Keep Networking, Even If You're Not Looking for a Job
Even if you're not looking for another job, it's vital to keep networking, executive search experts say.Why? Because while headhunters may sift through files and databases in their search for talent, they'll get their best information from "people i...
Konstantinov Appears to Respond to Voices
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov appears to be responding to the voices of his teammates and family, a doctor said Sunday."It's a hopeful sign," said Dr. James Robbins, a trauma surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital. "We're still not...
Location Puts Traffic into Art Store Picture Retiree Enjoying Her Businesss
Wilma Hughes may have changed careers - from real estate to art - but not her approach to business."If you want to sell and do well, get in the mainstream of the traffic," said Hughes, who with her husband, Johnnie, owns Hughes Fine Art & Framing in...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Man Carrying Torch Fears He Is Playing with Fire
Dear Abby: A woman I have known for some time recently moved back to town and we have run into each other on several occasions. We're both in our mid-20s and neither of us is involved with anyone right now.A few years ago I began to develop feelings...
Marion Jones Defeats Jjk, Adds Long Jump to Resume
Marion Jones proved she could be the women's answer to Carl Lewis at the USA Track and Field Championships.Jones, once considered the finest high school sprinter in the United States and already winner of the 100 meters at the championships, added t...
Matchmakers Know How to Wed Meat, Marinades
MARINATING IS like matchmaking: The goal is a harmonious union, a marriage of distinctive yet complementary qualities. And even with a good marinade - or a good match - bringing out the best of these qualities takes a little time.Whether it's a quick...
Meeting Shares Ideas for Peace
Peer mediators from eight high schools took a break from their duties to share their thoughts and stories at University City High School's inaugural PEACE Summit.Standing for Promoting Education Ahead of Conflict for Everyone, the PEACE Summit focused...
Monday Memo
As any cook worth his or her condiments knows, salt makes (many) foods taste better.The question is, why?And the answer, according to a new study, is that salt suppresses bitter tastes, bringing out sweet and sour flavors. Which, according to our own...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Well, now it's official and Jordan again rules.But in the eyes of one viewer, you don't need to know the ABCs of the Internet to see that the NBA king does not compute as a role model.Borrowing a page from "Jerry Maguire," TOM FITZGERALD of the San Francisco...
MYSTERY, CONFUSION THREATEN JET SALES CZECH OFFICIALS ASKING, WHO SPEAKS FOR U.S.? Series: PLANE DEALING IN EASTERN EUROPE SECOND OF A TWO PART SERIES
On one level, this nation's selection of a jet fighter to modernize its armed forces is a rather formal and public process, as intended.Parliamentarians debate, applauding generals watch the air shows and a committee of the chiefs of defense, industry,...
New Magazine Just One Sign of Netplex Emergence
It may not be as well known as Silicon Valley in California, but the Washington, D.C., area known as Netplex is fast attaining a major place in the high-tech world.Part of it owes to visible players in the area such as America Online Inc., the online...
NL Central Is Proper Place for This Tribe
Say again, which league is the Senior Circuit?After rattling Busch Stadium over the weekend with bunts and blasts, the Cleveland Indians have passed the audition. They qualify as a legitimate National League team and, as such, should be promoted forthwith...
`No-Bid' Contracts Trial Set to Begin ; Scandal in Illinois Has Embarrassed Gov. Edgar
It began two years ago with an anonymous letter alleging that a Springfield company was lavishing gifts on state officials to secure "no-bid" state contracts.That letter has grown into a thick federal court case that goes to trial this week, the culmination...
Obituaries
Elmer W. HartingElmer W. Harting, 90, of St. Charles, died Friday (June 13, 1997) at Claywest House in St. Charles.Mr. Harting was a retired electrician at McDonnell Douglas Corp., where he worked for 21 years. He was a lifelong member of the Immanuel...
Officials Taking a Closer Look at `Pre-Need' Cemetery Plans
The baby-boom generation is creating a boom in trust funds for funeral planning and cemetery plots.Illinois Comptroller Loleta Didrickson is prepared to make sure that the money goes to the right place.More than a quarter of Americans have selected cemetery...
On Deck: Brewers
Just The Facts: Three-game interleague series vs. the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05 tonight, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at County Stadium in Milwaukee.Tuning In: Tonight and Wednesday on Fox Sports Midwest (cable), Tuesday on KPLR-TV (Channel...
On the Menu
CHEFS FROM St. Louis and Kansas City will team up at an hors d'oeuvre and wine pairing presented by the St. Louis Friends of James Beard.The event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. June 29 at the Carriage House, DeMenil Mansion, at 3352 DeMenil Place, in...
Orioles Sweep Braves; Zimmer Blasts Ump
If the Baltimore-Atlanta series is the standard, interleague baseball seems like a pretty good idea. Lenny Webster hit a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and the visiting Orioles swept a three-game set with a 5-3 victory Sunday.The Orioles,...
People
Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL was released from a Canary Islands hospital Sunday after under going treatment for several hours.The Spanish news agency EFE said she was suffering from an overdose of barbiturates, but a Campbell spokesman said she was treated...
People in Business
Harriett L. Sinclair was named manager of business development for Lee Hecht Harrison.Tina Renee Ayers has joined PCA Solutions Inc. as an administrative assistant.June Roesslein, president of June Roesslein Interiors, has joined the advisory board for...
Pop Culture despite Contrary Opinions, Some Fathers Do OK on Day
ADMITTEDLY, FATHER'S Day doesn't have the hoopla of Mother's Day or the fireworks of the Fourth of July. But dads throughout the area seemed content with their celebrations Sunday.Some golfed with their children. Others picnicked or swam. A few, like...
President's Speech Draws Fire, Support Clinton Defends Stance Encouraging Open Discussion of Racial Problems
With his national dialogue on race barely under way, President Bill Clinton was defending the idea Sunday as a good use of the president's "bully pulpit."A poll released Sunday said that more than half the Americans surveyed consider racism an intractable...
Purina Mills Taps into Interest
When Purina Mills Inc. decided to sponsor a series of horse-care seminars with Purina Feed dealers two years ago, the company expected demand for about 400 meetings a year."We ended up with 800 meetings attended by 55,000 people," said David C. Nelson,...
Put It on the P.A
Alison Hess, a senior at Clayton High School, was among 12 finalists chosen for the 1997 Howard Nemerov Creative Writing Award. Alison's poem, "Gale," was chosen from more than 650 entries from high schools across the country.Several Parkway students...
Quick Strawberry Shortcake Is Good for a Weeknight Treat
WE REMEMBER fondly those days we'd make an annual trip to "the patch" to pick strawberries for the few weeks in May they were available. These days, between work and chauffeuring children, the closest we get to the strawberry patch is walking down the...
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business:"Donna Karan couldn't shine Ralph Lauren's shoes."- David Menlow, president of the IPO Financial Network on Thursday after Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.'s stock was the most active on U.S....
Recipe from an Ancient Land
THE BEST grilled chicken I've ever tasted comes from a restaurant in New Delhi called Karim. The trip there takes you through a warren of narrow lanes teeming with white-robed men and veiled women, past beggars and street merchants, wandering cows and...
Richard Vinson : Area History Buff Offers Tobacco Museum Blend
Frenchtown Museum curator Richard Vinson is an antique collector, historian, world traveler and connoisseur of folk and pop art.Vinson recently assembled an exhibit titled "Tobacco in the Arts: 1868 to 1939." The display is reflective of the trends and...
Riders of the Storm and the Chase Is on - 5,000 Miles in 8 Days across the Midwest's Tornado Alley - to See a Twister Up Close and Personal
* Just north of Route 96 we saw it - another rotating wall cloud. We were about three quarters of a mile away, looking across a barren field. Below it, a swirl of dust was kicking up debris not 50 feet from a farmhouse. No funnel was visible yet(Editor's...
School Runs Police Check-Right to Officer in Need Children Raise $2,205 to Pay Medical Bills
St. Ann police Lt. Jim Mantle feels challenged to find ways to show appreciation to Briar Crest Elementary School for the $2,205.66 check handed him recently.The staff, students and parents raised the money to help Mantle pay medical bills for his wife,...
Seminar Here Focuses on Anger of Patients in Nursing Homes
In nursing homes across America, a silent war seethes between the elderly and those who care for them.Many residents are frustrated, even angry, about their care and about the trials of growing old. Care providers often don't know how to cope with such...
Seven in Area Graduate from Top Math Academy
Seven students from the Metro East area recently graduated from one of the top academic high schools in the nation - and it's an innovative Illinois public school.The seven are 1997 graduates of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in the Chicago...
Shake It Up Fresh Ways to Dress Summer Salads
JAZZ UP summer salads with homemade dressings. They take little time to prepare and go a long way to enhance fresh flavors from the garden.Start with an oil and vinegar base and voila, a simple dressing. What could be easier?Or, try just a splash of...
Some Good News about Saving for Your Retirement
Forget, for a few moments, the gloom-and-doom financial diet most pre-retirees are put on.If you had a nickel for every time someone said "you're not saving enough," you'd probably be able to retire rich and not have to save another penny.But now there's...