St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 18, 1995

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4 Acres near Gravois, New Hampshire Considered for Center Panel Recommends Location for Community Facility, a Long-Sought Goal of Residents, Businesses
St. Louis County officials may decide early next year whether to buy four acres at Gravois Road and New Hampshire Avenue as the site of an Affton community center.A center is a long-sought goal of residents, business people and public officials in the...
A Cheap and Easy Fix for the Huge National Deficit
IF the job should open up, I'm offering my services to President Clinton as his next secretary of energy.This is something I've never thought about. But now I realize that I have excellent credentials for this Cabinet post.Here are my qualifications:I'm...
Administrator Says Stop, Board Says Go to Signals 2 Sites for Traffic Control Win Aldermen's Approval
Although the city administration lobbied against it, two new traffic lights will be going up in St. Peters.In action taken Thursday night by the Board of Aldermen, Dale Houdeshell, group manager of public works services, was instructed to begin the process...
Airline Tickets Going the Way of Biplanes
It's inevitable that the airline ticket, as travelers have known it since the dawn of commercial flight earlier this century, will disappear.Business travelers and other frequent airline customers already are finding the electronic ticket a fact of life...
A Long History of Stalking Horses
In the recent so-called stalking horse case, Virvus Jones, Craig Walker, John Runyan, Kerry Alexander and Penny Alcott were charged under federal mail fraud laws with conspiring to defraud Missourians and the citizens and voters of St. Louis. Penny Alcott...
Bailey Gives It His All, All for Naught
Johnny Bailey was all over the field Sunday.Really all over the field. Bailey carried the ball eight times for 39 yards against the Redskins. He caught eight passes for 83 yards. He returned a punt for 22 yards and a kickoff for 18.One-man wrecking crew...
Barbershop Duo Try a New Tune at Mu
Barbershops in small Indiana towns are renowned as hubs of local basketball talk. Current players are compared to players of yesteryear during a trim and a shave.Scott Combs and Joe Sibbitt played ball in Paoli (pop. 5,000) and engaged in some of those...
`Beach' Club Draws Fire; Council Panel Considers Response
A committee of the St. Louis County Council is considering cutting in half the number of customers allowed at the Baja Beach Club, Olive Boulevard and Fee Fee Road, following renewed complaints about problems with the nightclub just north of Creve Coeur.Meanwhile,...
Bereaved Widow Endures Husband's Infidelites
Dear Ann Landers: I hope all married men will see this. If they don't read your column, their wives should clip it out and make sure they see it.My husband of almost 50 years died suddenly from a heart attack two months ago. Hospital employees brought...
Blues Start Rolling over Soft 9-Game Slate
On Nov. 27, the Blues hit rock bottom. A 2-0 loss to Buffalo extended their winless streak to 0-4-1 and dropped their record to 8-12-3, last in the Central Division of the National Hockey League.Since then, however, the Blues have lost only one of nine...
Board Amenable to Annexation Thumbs Up Given to Possibility of Adding Wildwood Area
The Eureka Board of Aldermen has decided that it would be willing to annex property now in Wildwood, if Wildwood officials agree. Some residents of the new city of Wildwood have said that they want out of that city. Some at the north end of the city...
Board Rebuffs Mayor's Request to Bar Ex-Officials from Panel
St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown wanted the Board of Aldermen to pass a resolution last week that would prohibit participation on the Charter Commission by former elected officials in the city.Aldermanic president Jerry Hollingsworth said there was unanimous...
Bonds Recall Could Save $400,000
A decision by the St. Charles School Board to recall $9.6 million in bonds could save the district about $400,000 in interest.Superintendent Mark Keen told board members that the call provision on the bonds would allow them to be reissued at a lower...
Botanical Garden Event Features Israeli Teen Leading Torch Relay
Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration commemorating the historic victory of the Macabees over the forces of the Syrian Tyran King Antiochus in the second century B.C.E. (Before the Common Era).Hanukkah, which means dedication, celebrates the reclamation of...
Briefs
WORLD SOUTH AFRICA 2,500 Residents Flee Toxic Cloud</P><P>A toxic cloud created by burning sulfur floated over a residential area of Cape Town, South Africa Sunday, injuring more than 100 people and forcing 2,500 to evacuate before...
Buffalo Wins 6th Division Title in 8 Years
They can't win the Super Bowl, but they can't lose the American Football Conference East Division.The Buffalo Bills, who lost four consecutive Super Bowls (1991-94), clinched their sixth AFC East title in eight years with a 23-20 victory over Miami on...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Max Barken, board chairman of LBM Construction Co. in Phoenix, has opened Max M. Barken, Construction Manager, Construction Consultant, at 14301 Quiet Meadow Court, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017. Phone: (314) 434-5488.</P><P>Barken...
Candidates' Debt: Trying to Define That Bottom Line
A NEW STATE LAW making it easier for political candidates to repay campaign debts has produced an administrative headache for the Missouri Ethics Commission.At issue: How do you calculate debt? And can candidates change their figures a year later?The...
Can Prozac Change Your Personality?
Q. My sister was recently put on Prozac for PMS and depression. She was originally on Zoloft and then Paxil, but these drugs made her anxious, shaky and unable to sleep. The doctor also has her on Xanax at bedtime to calm her down.I think she has been...
Celebrate Chritmas Lavish Meal Is Make-Ahead Easy
CHRISTMAS dinner is a special celebration, and the cook usually wants to pull out all the stops to make the meal as memorable as the holiday.Unfortunately, it also comes toward the end of the busiest season of the year. After all the shopping and wrapping...
Coconut Lovers Will Love Cake
`SOMETHING coconut," was the answer when I asked a friend's birthday wish.So I searched around for a treat that would fit the bill. And what I found may very well be the most delicious cake I've ever baked.Coconut layer cake is a relatively simple cake...
Coffeecake Is a Christmas Tradition
'TWAS THE NIGHT before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring - except Jean Carricato, who was making breakfast before going to bed.To be totally truthful, there wasn't much stirring involved with that project. There was, however,...
Cold Uticaria Can Be a Life-Threatening Situation
Dear Dr. Donohue: My 6-year-old son has a fairly rare reaction to cold, called cold urticaria. The allergist said it cannot be cured. He said it was life-threatening. Other than that, I know little about it. Can you help?I can confirm what you probably...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Hilliker Corp. represented parties in these leases of office-warehouse space:11,000 square feet at 3632 Windsor to Statewide Building Materials Inc. from Gerard Sextro.30,000 square feet at 5008 Daggett Avenue to Auto Air & Radiator Supply from Berry...
Communists out Front in Russian Vote
The Communist Party won a big lead over all rivals in Russia's parliamentary election, but reformist parties were gaining ground as results trickled in early today.Partial results released by the Central Electoral Commission showed that with about 22...
Company Claus She Decks the Corporate Halls with Decorations for Christmas
Teri Pesapane knows all about decking the halls with boughs of holly and Christmas decorations.Pesapane's company, Growing Green Inc., specializes in "high design" holiday displays for corporate offices and public areas.Pesapane started her company 22...
Comply with the Whitewater Subpoena
For almost three years, Republicans have been trying to discredit President Bill Clinton through the so-called Whitewater affair. So far, no luck, but no thanks to Mr. Clinton himself. Throughout the Whitewater campaign, Mr. Clinton has claimed he had...
Court Battle Is Brewing over Slain Father's Estate Family Doesn't Want Daughters to Get Money
Thomas Frederick Lannert was living in a small brick-and-frame house in St. John when one of his teen-age daughters shot him to death at point-blank range with a rifle.Now, five years after the murder, Lannert's relatives are trying to keep his daughters,...
Curtis Hall Lends Hand at `Chicago Hope'
VONDIE Curtis Hall has a lot to be happy about these days.On the personal front, the Detroit native recently married writer-actress Kasi Lemmons. Professionally, his career is on the fast track. Last season, he received an Emmy nomination for his guest...
Dallas Pulls One out; Kc Trips Denver
Barry Switzer didn't have a difficult decision to make this time - run the clock down so kicker Chris Boniol can win the game.Troy Aikman converted three critical third-down passes on the final drive and Boniol made a field goal on the last play of...
Dawg Pound's Swan Song Dedicated to the Carpenters
In the third quarter of Sunday's Cincinnati Bengals-Cleveland Browns football game, there was a report on Cleveland Stadium's security radio: fans in section 53 were sawing seats.Before long, entire banks of wooden chairs were passed down the stands...
Death with Dignity, Not Suicide
In the recent past, discussions about physician-assisted suicide often began from the assumption that people did not want to be tethered unnecessarily to machines that forestalled the inevitability of death. The excessive use of available technologies...
Developer's Request Tabled amid Heated Debate with Officials
Retiring Crestwood Mayor Patricia Killoren did not bid a fond farewell to California developer Sebastian Rucci last week.The board tabled Rucci's request for the rezoning of a 5.6-acre parcel of land adjacent to Whitecliff Park.Rucci angered officials...
Dole Has Used 1995 Well to Set Up His Presidential Campaign
It remains to be seen what 1996 will bring to the Republicans. But it is clear who has won the 1995 honors within the GOP. His name is Robert J. Dole, the senior senator from Kansas, the Senate majority leader and the clear leader at this point in the...
Drugs Combine to Terminate Pregnancies
A COMBINATION of two widely used drugs may soon become an alternative to surgical abortion.Researchers at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City recently reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that a single, low dose of methotrexate, followed...
Easy but Elegant Food Gifts Let the Busy Cook Take a Bow
MY MOM, grandmother and I used to spend days baking cookies, pies and cakes to give away at the holidays. Working together was as enjoyable as surprising friends with our concoctions.That was 20 years ago. My grandmother was retired, Mom stayed at home...
Employees' Layoff Fears Affect On-the-Job Performance
Almost half of all employees worry about losing their jobs, and this fear is breeding a "me-first" attitude, making workers suspicious and impairing their creativity, workplace experts say.Employee fears have grown steadily since 1990 as employers cut...
Every December, Party Gives a Nod to Old-Fashioned Egg Nog
ABOUT THIS time every year, certain people get the urge to make eggnog. I am one of them, and so is James E. Kelly Jr.In the middle of December, Kelly and his wife, Pat, invite about 50 people over to their Baltimore-area home to make massive batches...
Excellence: Central to Yearbook 10th All-American Brings Hall of Fame
When yearbook staff members at Hazelwood Central High School chose "It's All In The Name" as the theme for its yearbook last year, they were thinking mostly of the new name badges students had to wear and the growing recognition of the school.But when...
Ex-Executive at Monsanto Backs Treaty Curbing Chemical Weapons Crucial to Planet, He Warns
FOR ALMOST TWO decades, Will Carpenter of Chesterfield has been working to stamp out chemical weapons in a mighty big arena: the planet.Carpenter, 65, a soft-spoken southern gentleman, has been part of the team that has negotiated the complex and ambitious...
Ex-Skin Rypien Had the Numbers but Cornerback Carter Also Had His
It wasn't an oversight.Rams quarterback Mark Rypien knew Washington Redskins cornerback Tom Carter was lurking on the right side of the field late in the second quarter. But he muscled a sideline pass toward Isaac Bruce anyway.Carter picked it off, raced...
Extra Points
NUMBERS CRUNCH</P><P>Rams RB Johnny Bailey had 136 total yards in the second half - 42 rushing, 72 receiving and 22 on a punt return. . . . During their 2-7 streak, the Rams have been outscored 272-149.</P><P>Since the 4-0...
Festive Turkey Dinner Leaves out the Leftovers
SINGLES AND twosomes used to depend on the kindness of friends for their turkey scraps. But now you can buy what you want. What's more, the individual portions are suited to smaller households. For example, choose sliced, raw turkey breast meat, wings,...
Finally, Mr. Helms Relents
Finally, North Carolina Republican Sen. Jesse Helms, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, has relented and allowed his committee to vote on and, as predicted, approve the START II arms control treaty. Simultaneously, Senate Majority Leader Bob...
First-Class Stocking Stuffers Honored Academy Fills Dreams for 1,200 Children
When it comes to stuffing stockings, the students in Jim Baur's homeroom have a leg up on the competition. The 23 girls in Baur's class at St. Elizabeth Academy won the school's third annual St. Nicholas Award by stuffing 341 12-inch plastic stockings...
For a Holiday Hostess Gift, This Is Simply the Best Cake to Take
AS A SEASONED cookbook writer, I am at a distinct advantage when the holiday season rolls around. My friends take pity on me.They remember the sight of me going one on one with a six-pound red snapperwu. They recall my ungainly figurea struggling to...
From-Scratch Cake Is Quick as Lightning
AT NO OTHER time of the year does my kitchen bulletin board boast more invitations than it does right now. Even friends who rarely entertain invite me for special celebrations during the holidays.As a guest, I never like to attend one of these Christmas...
Fund Shares Make Great Holiday Gifts
Before you run out to the mall and drop big bucks on gifts that your family might or might not want, consider this alternative: You can buy them shares in a mutual fund.Although most funds require minimum investments of $1,000 or more, 1,423 funds require...
Game for a Change? Consider Cornish Hens
FOR A CHANGE of pace, serve butterflied roasted Cornish game hens instead of the more popular choices of chicken or turkey.I serve Cornish game hens more frequently now that I've learned how easy they are to butterfly. Simply remove the backbone by cutting...
Gates' Book Doesn't Begin to Tell Whole Story
The wizard of Windows, Bill Gates, has co-written a book about our electronic future. If you haven't thought about where digital technology is taking us, you could do a lot worse than to read "The Road Ahead."Gates and his collaborators - Nathan Myhrvold,...
Going to Chicago? Use the Internet to Steer Clear of All Traffic Hassles
Have computer, will travel.The Illinois Department of Transportation hopes to make traveling a little easier by providing computerized on-line information about traffic problems and services provided by the department.Access to that information recently...
Great Choice to Head NAACP
Every now and then someone will make a choice that, however little you might have anticipated it, immediately strikes you as brilliant. That's my reaction to the NAACP's selection of Kweisi Mfume to be its new leader. The 47-year-old Baltimore congressman...
Group Urges Increase in Scope of Project Broaden $6 Million Neighborhood Plan, Group Tells Wu
Crime and its effects will not loosen their grip on the Southeast Forest Park area unless a proposed revitalization plan includes more money for residents trying to buy houses or improve their property.That's what local members of the Association of...
Group Urges Vote on $32.5 Million in Bonds to Aid Schools
In a preliminary report, a group of parents, residents and school officials in the Rockwood School District has recommended asking voters in April to approve a $32.5 million bond issue to pay for classrooms, renovation and new technology. The report...
Hanukkah Rituals Reinforce Tradition `Mixed Marrieds' Juggle Jewish, Christian Holiday Beliefs and Celebrations
Ali Rose Hunter missed being a Christmas baby last year by three days. This year she is celebrating her first Hanukkah.Her parents, Tim and Robyn Hunter, are an interfaith couple who do a bit of both holidays."I think Ali is going to grow up with the...
Helping Parents Control TV
House and Senate conferees, working on the massive telecommunications reform bill, have reached agreement on at least one provision: requiring manufacturers of television sets to install a computer chip that permits parents to block violent or otherwise...
Holidays Can Cause Feelings of Depression
Dear Abby: The holiday season can be especially difficult for people who have suffered recent losses. Feelings of despair, isolation and loneliness may become magnified. Unresolved issues of grief may re-emerge. Consequently, there is increased potential...
Hope for the Holidays
IN THE MOVIE "Home for the Holidays," a roguish brother dumps a turkey into his uptight sister's lap. A verbal fight ensues. A rush of long-suppressed emotions - frustration, pain, anger and sadness - leap off the screen.The fight is just one of many...
Housing Director Urges Increasing Support for `Scattered Site' Families
A scattered-site public housing program should include help for families living in the houses, says the operator of a private program that has provided the same type of housing for low-income people for 15 years."Putting a roof over people's heads is...
How Sweet It Is: Shoppe's Aroma Entices Customers Fans of German Baking Flock to Tiny Maeystown to Gobble Up Delicacies
Step inside the 137-year-old stone building that houses the Sweet Shoppe in the village of Maeystown and the aroma tells it all.Enveloping but not overwhelming, the fragrant air seems to convey the distilled essence of centuries of German-style baking...
Huizenga Takes Deal-Making to a New Level
Deal-making. You can study about it in MBA school, but the way to really learn it is from a master.Wayne Huizenga is a master of the deal.Builder of such a major empire that includes Blockbuster Video, Waste Management and three major professional sports...
Ideas Bubbling in This Exec
As you meet executives, notice how they fall into two distinct groups. In Group A, we see colorful, opinionated and adventuresome leaders.In Group B, we find. . . . Hold on, what happened to Group B? Oh, there they are. They're standing by that gray...
If Project Wins, District Loses, Official Says
Brentwood schools Superintendent John Cleary says a redevelopment plan for a neighborhood south of Eager Road would be wonderful if no public money were involved."But there may be no way around that," he told the Brentwood Mothers' Club recently.The...
Illinois Officials Get Aid from Afar Out-of-State Donors Chip in $2.3 Million
Some of the most generous supporters of Illinois politicians don't live in their districts. Or even in their time zones.Contributors from 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico gave Illinois state lawmakers and other state-level politicians...
Intersection Traffic Signs to Be Put under Review No-Left Turn at Conway, Lindbergh Causes Confusion
A municipal judge has asked the police chief in Frontenac to investigate whether two no-left turn signs at Conway Road and Lindbergh Boulevard should be changed so they are easier for drivers to see.Frontenac police have issued 328 tickets and 250 warnings...
Investors Ignored All the Red Flags on Pixar
Want proof that the stock market is acting irrationally?Take a look at what has happened during the initial public offering of Pixar.Pixar is an animation studio. In other words, it makes cartoons. Fancy, three-dimensional cartoons, true. But the company...
Judge Gunn Sets the Rules
U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr. has chosen wisely in deciding which issues will be on the table in the upcoming hearing on the area's voluntary school desegregation plan. The plan is so far-reaching that without the proper guidelines, the hearing...
Juppe Puts Emphasis on Economy
French Premier Alain Juppe said Sunday that he would offer measures this week to stimulate a flagging economy and pledged that current tax increases would be the last.He was appealing for reconciliation after the worst labor unrest in a decade: a transportation...
Living in Fantasyland: Disney's Real Town
THE SUN shines brightly, children bicycle past white picket fences, and in the town square, the American flag snaps smartly in the breeze. It is warm, it is inviting. It is America the Perfect, the land idealized by Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney.In...
Lounge at Logos Popular No Smoke, Mural Attract Students
A new student lounge at Logos High School has two roles: it offers students an indoor, smoke-free environment and it provides students four walls to re-create into colorful murals.About two-thirds of Logos' students smoke, estimates Chris Teachout, a...
Mayor's Backers Assail Aldermen, Impeachment Plan
Supporters of Velda City Mayor Lottie Mae Williams told the municipality's aldermen last week to drop a plan to impeach the mayor.The residents criticized three aldermen who have led the campaign against Williams. They are Aldermen Robert Hensley and...
Mess on Floor Tells a Tale of Hectic Days
AS I GOT OUT of the car the other morning after taking my daughter to school, I glanced down at the floorboard. The clutter was the perfect symbol for my life.On the front floorboard alone were: two paper plates, an empty Coke can, a crust of pizza,...
Michael Kinsley Goes West for Fun
I've known Mike Kinsley 17 years. We met through a magazine ad. I was 28 and working in psychiatric research. He was 27 and editor of The New Republic. The ad was Kinsley's, a two-line classified at the back of his magazine. It read: "The New Republic...
Monday Memo
Do you truly enjoy getting up in the morning and going to work? If so, count yourself among the fortunate. If not, perhaps you need to work on your work, and your approach to it. But that's not easy."There's no one, simple formula for being happy about...
Moratorium Extended on Suspended Giving to Retirement Fund
Aware of its enviable position, the Clayton Board of Aldermen has extended for six months a moratorium on contributions to the nonuniformed employees' retirement fund, while it decides what to do with the fund's $900,000 surplus.Neither Clayton nor its...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Now, Bo knows graduation.Ten years after winning the Heisman Trophy as a senior at Auburn, BO JACKSON recently marched in a different kind of uniform, a gown and mortarboard, and received his college degree.Jackson was only six courses short of graduating...
Mother Says Move to Expel Boy Is Unfair
The St. Charles School Board is seeking a temporary restraining order to keep a fifth-grade student who brought a pellet gun to Blackhurst Elementary School off school property.The board expelled the boy, 11, for one year at a closed meeting Thursday.The...
Murders Down Nationally; St. Louis Shows Increase
Murders reported to police plunged by 12 percent during the first half of this year, the largest drop in at least 35 years, the FBI reported Sunday.The drop in murders was the most dramatic change in the FBI's preliminary figures for crimes reported...
Nasty TV Talk Shows Lose Favor with Advertisers
THE TIDE and Tide seem to be turning against dirty talk.The result of this viewer and advertiser rebellion: Some of the current talkers could be swept off the schedule by next fall.A growing list of national advertisers, responding to pressure from individual...
New Bagel Chain Begins Invasion of St. Louis Market
An interesting new chain called Einstein Bros. Bagels has begun a major invasion of the St. Louis market. Einstein's is part of a growing category called bagel restaurants.Einstein's offers a dizzying array of food in addition to 16 types of bagels and...
New Fire Station Gets Go-Ahead after South River Road Site Set
St. Charles fire officials hope to begin construction of a fire station in May now that the city and the owners of a one-acre site on South River Road have agreed on a sale price for the land on which the station will sit.City officials and the land...
New Legislation Should Carry a Warning Label
Investing in the high-tech industries of the future will become more risky under new legislation that President Bill Clinton may have already signed by the time you read this, according to investor advocates.The legislation limits securities lawsuits....
Next Tyson Fight Will Cost Fans
The next time Mike Tyson visits America's living rooms it will cost boxing fans.A free Mike Tyson became a figure of the recent past Saturday night when he knocked out Buster Mathis Jr. and cleared the way for his first step toward once again becoming...
Next Up for Women Warriors: Ageism Schroeder, Steinem and Fonda Are Poised to Raise Consciousness
IMAGINE Pat Schroeder, Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem at 80.It is Pat, Jane and Gloria's generation - those older than baby boomers but still not classified as senior citizens - who are likely to alter the concepts and needs of old age.They are the bridge...
Northern Tract in Dispute City Wants to Sell 4.3 Acres, but Development Officials Say They Own It
The City Council is considering the sale of 4.3 acres in north Webster Groves, but officials of North Webster Redevelopment Corp. say the land belongs to them.The council claims the city owns the land and is leaning toward selling it for considerably...
Notebook
Death On Ice</P><P>Scientists have discovered a "horizon of death" in Antarctica that may reveal direct victims of the catastrophic event 65 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs and most other species.</P><P>The...
Obituaries
Robert F. Reller</P><P>Robert F. Reller, 72, of O'Fallon, died Thursday (Dec. 14, 1995) at Meadow Brook Manor Nursing Home in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Reller was retired after working as supervising engineer with an insurance...
Oh, That Treasured Time of True Belief
The window of True Belief has all but slammed down on the sill, and it's a wonder that Santa Claus can still squeeze through.The thought hit home when a recent day's mail included a snapshot of a friend's 2-year-old twins, John and Kaitlin, perched on...
Old Hand, New Wrinkle Give Bills Same Look
The Miami Dolphins knew that beating the Buffalo Bills at Rich Stadium this late in the season with so much on the line would be difficult. But they were only 3 points behind as the Bills lined up at the Dolphins' 41 on third-and-2 with 2 minutes to...
Palestinian Police Arrest Gang Leader Group Formed by PLO Targeted over Mayhem
Palestinian police hunted renegade street fighters in the twisting alleyways of Nablus Sunday and arrested the gang's leader.The roundup was the first attempt by the Palestinian Authority to impose its rule on Nablus, the West Bank's largest city.The...
Parent Needs Help with Obsessive
Dear Open Mind: I have a teen-age son who has been diagnosed as obsessive compulsive. I don't know anything about this illness and would like to help him in any way that I can. Is there any reading material available on this particular subject? I would...
Parents Get a Math Lesson in Paying Junior's College Tuition
The cost of college should scare the socks off parents everywhere.Take a look at this:Suppose you'd like to send your newborn baby to the Ivy League, say Cornell University. Start saving $500 a month for the next 18 years.Would you like to do the same...
Parties Opposing Yeltsin Lead Vote
Communists and ultra-nationalists who oppose President Boris Yeltsin's economic reforms took big leads today in Russia's parliamentary election.The Central Election Commission said partial returns from Sunday's vote showed the Communist Party with about...
`Pay as You Throw' Trash Plan Gaining Acceptance around Area
Watch what you throw in the trash. One day you may pay for every little bit of it.Many households now pay a flat fee for trash removal, whether the hauler empties one garbage can or three or four. In some municipalities, taxes pay for trash collection.But...
PBS Show to Highlight Songbirds' Plight Camera Crew in S. Illinois Documents `Silent Spring'
Imagine walking through a forest in the spring and hearing only silence - not the melody of songbirds.This could happen one day, researchers say, because only a small portion of the state's original 14 million acres of forests remain, offering little...
People
How did TORI SPELLING prepare for her role as a prostitute in the upcoming NBC-TV movie "Coed Call Girl?""Well, I wasn't out there waiting for Hugh Grant or anything," Spelling jokingly told the syndicated show "Entertainment Tonight" in an interview...
Plan for Apartments Sparks Concern
Kirkwood residents are split on a proposed three-story subsidized apartment complex for the elderly - weighing the need for the housing against the impact the building would have on the neighborhood.The Lutheran Altenheim Society plans to build the Rose...
Playoff Picture Still Far from Developed
The National Football League season has only one week, plus one game, remaining. But it has many playoff possibilities.This much is known: Buffalo clinched its sixth AFC East title in eight years Sunday with a victory over Miami. The Bills (10-5)...
Preservation Group Hires Lawyer
The Evans Place Preservation Association has hired Attorney Eric Vickers to represent those property owners who do not want to sell out for the proposed Promenade at Brentwood development. The number of property owners Vickers will represent remains...
Project Takes Fledgling Step into Future and Research City Moving Ahead on Plans for `Technology Incubator'
St. Louis is moving forward with plans to revive a vacant, two-story warehouse on Forest Park Boulevard as the state's first technology incubator.If the $6.2 million project flies, officials say it would be the first step toward a research park they've...