St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 16, 1996

10 More Years for Parks and Soils Tax
Few taxes have returned as much for as little as the parks and soils tax in Missouri, a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax that is up for reauthorization on the Nov. 5 ballot. Half of the money is used for state parks and historical sites; the other half...
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Ache That Eats at College Students Homesickness Is More of a Problem Than Most Are Willing to Admit
IF HOMESICKNESS among college freshmen were rated on a scale of 1 to 10, Pierre Codio would give himself an 8. "It hit me after I did my first laundry," he says. "I missed the smell of my mom's clothes. It made me a little sad." Pause. "Make that a lot...
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American Legion Coalition May Run Ads against Durbin
A coalition led by the American Legion is promising to unleash ads against Democratic Senate candidate Richard J. Durbin if he doesn't drop his opposition to a constitutional amendment that would protect the American flag.Durbin has until Monday to reverse...
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`Amnesty Days' Aid Recycling of Old Tires Residents Have Chance to Dump Worn-Out Wheels - at No Cost
All day Tuesday, trucks pulled up to the dusty, vacant lot at Ridge and 20th streets in East St. Louis and disgorged their contents: worn-out tires.Unlike a lot of tire dumping in East St. Louis, this time the dumping was perfectly legal - and even encouraged.For...
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Andreas' Son Not off Hook at Adm Settlement Excludes Him, Another Exec
Two top Archer Daniels Midland Co. executives didn't receive immunity in the record $100 million settlement the agricultural giant reached Tuesday with the U.S. Justice Department. The two remain possible targets of indictments."They will be in a fish...
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Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Did your veterinary training include anything about cat cannibalism? Years ago, one of my cats had a litter of kittens and the weak, failing, obviously moribund runt of the litter died. Before I could remove the dead kitten, however, there...
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Area Has Hard Task in Rebuilding Economy, Study Says Report Makes Call for Cooperation among Officials
St. Louis has the potential to prosper as the nation's economy shifts by exploiting the area's expertise in medical technology and financial services - but a lack of cooperation among its many political jurisdictions is hampering the effort.So the task...
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Area Notes
The Mid-States Club Hockey Association teams from Fort Zumwalt South and Fort Zumwalt North will square off Nov. 3 at 7:45 p.m. at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in an exhibition game for the Dr. Bernard J. Dubray Cup.Dubray is the superintendent of schools...
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A Simple Approach for Braves Win Tonight or Go Home, Grissom Says
Braves center fielder Marquis Grissom didn't want to participate in a lengthy symposium comparing the psychological state of his team and the Cardinals Tuesday."We have to win," Grissom said as he jokingly shooed away reporters. "You can ask me all the...
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Ballgame Tickets, Yes; Police Tickets, No
Alderman Paul Beckerle is doing sports and entertainment fans in the city a favor with his bill to allow the reselling of tickets for face value or less. But he doesn't go far enough. Even the selling of tickets for more than face value should be allowed....
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Ban May Cut Short Owner's Plans Fireworks Baron Wants to Sell Peerless Park Properties, Mayor Says
Some Peerless Park residents say fireworks baron Mark Loyd's influence in that city will soon fizzle, now that St. Louis County has banned all fireworks sales except for sparklers.Loyd, the owner of the former Molly Brown's fireworks stand in Peerless...
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Bears Hope Volleyball Squad Will Be Team of the Century
If coach Teri Clemens' weekend takes the course she would like, her team will reach yet another milestone in an already tough-to-top history.The Washington University volleyball team - already the owner of five consecutive National Collegiate Athletic...
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Briefs
ILLINOISNORMALFraternity House Fire Was Arson, Officials Say Authorities investigating a fraternity house fire at Illinois State University said Tuesday the blaze was intentionally set. Normal police Captain Gary Speers said there are no suspects in...
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Briefs
NATIONKANSAS CITYFreeze On Phone Pricing Rules Upheld A federal appeals court continued a freeze on new federal pricing rules designed to open local phone markets to competition. The decision handed a victory to regional phone companies. A three-judge...
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Cards Making Local Antennas Perk Up
Despite their debacle Monday night, the Cardinals continue to rule the roost in the A.C. Nielsen Co. television ratings.The Fox network's telecast of Game 4 of their playoff series against Atlanta on Sunday night generated a mammoth 43.2 local rating,...
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Chilean Court Hears Lieberman Case
The Supreme Court heard final arguments Tuesday in the United States' effort to get brothers Alan and Harold Lieberman sent home to St. Louis to stand trial on fraud charges.Lawyers spent nearly two hours before the court. Jaime de Larraechea, a Chilean...
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Chopping by Braves Was Quick in Game 5
The conditions were right for a champagne supernova.Gibson and Brock tossed out the ceremonial first pitches.The highlights from Game 4 were fired up on the video board. The predictable Gary Glitter stadium Muzak was cranked up. Cardinal Nation cheered...
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Color Scheme: Fall Is the Time to Think of Spring
Spring-flowering bulbs are not only the brightest, most welcome flowers of all, but also the easiest to grow. You really can't tell by looking in the bins of curious, crinkly tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other spring-flowering bulbs stacked to the...
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Conwell's Crew Big Family Helped Him Learn to Maneuver in Tight Quarters
A longtime friend and former football teammate, Richard Thomas, once described Ernie Conwell thusly: "He grew up in the bluest of blue-collar families, Republican to the bone, and wanted to live out the life of the Brady Bunch."Conwell, the latest rookie...
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CSX Links Up with Conrail $8.4 Billion Buyout Would Leave Country with 4 Big Railroads
The consolidation trend in the railroad industry picked up steam Tuesday when CSX announced it would buy Conrail Inc. for $8.4 billion.The pairing would be the fourth mega-merger in three years, and would leave the United States with just four big railroads.CSX...
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Defeated South (Division) in Need of Reconstruction
The Big 12 Conference South Division is proving quickly that parity is just another word for nothing left to lose.Just weeks into the much-trumpeted Big 12's first season, it's clear that the top-heavy North Division will be expected to dominate when...
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District Title, Share of Gac Are Crowning Achievements
The Francis Howell High softball team saw its season come to a close Saturday with a 1-0 eight-inning loss to Blue Springs in the Class 4A sectionals in Jefferson City.But Lady Vikings coach Morris Johnson couldn't have been prouder of his team."We had...
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Divorce Judges Hike Fee for Class Parenting Course Costs 50 Pct. More
Beginning Jan. 1, any parent seeking a divorce in St. Louis County will have to pay an additional $10 fee to take a parenting class before the divorce will be granted.That's an increase to $30 from $20 per person.Judges of the Family Court upped the...
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Doctor Here Is Ordered to Pay $4 Million in Medicare Fraud Suit
A judge has ordered a St. Louis doctor to pay more than $4 million in a civil suit that alleged he billed the government for fraudulent Medicare claims.In an order made public Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw said Dr. Marlou Davis owed the...
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Dole Lists Clinton's `Ethical Failures' President Dismisses Attack: `Just Politics'
On the eve of the final presidential debate, Bob Dole issued a scathing indictment of what he called "ethical failures" by President Bill Clinton and his administration in a frontal attack on character issues he had treaded on only gingerly in the past.Previewing...
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Dole: No More Mr. Nice Guy Candidate Expected to Target Clinton's Ethics
Bob Dole prepared to walk a fine line in the final presidential debate tonight between attacking President Bill Clinton's ethics and alienating voters who are weary of hard-edged politics.In what may be the his campaign's best hope for a late breakthrough,...
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Environment Group Backs Metrolink Proposal on Ballot
The Greenway Network's board of directors is urging public support for Proposition M in the St. Charles County general election Nov. 5.Bill Kranz, president of the environmental group, said in a statement, "The benefits are many and obvious to those...
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EPA Ruling on Air Particles Puts Bond in Midst of Dispute
FOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS, the coming decision by the Environmental Protection Agency on controlling small particles in the air may be the agency's most important decision on public health this year. For industry, it may be one of the most expensive and...
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Family Flicks
NEWThat Thing You Do! (PG) is a boppy tribute to a time when rock 'n' roll meant turtlenecks instead of torn T-shirts. Tom Hanks writes, directs and acts in this tale of a band's meteoric rise and even quicker fall in 1964. The easily digestible emotions...
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Fear of Low Voter Turnout Haunts Both Democrats and Republicans
THE CALLER sounded discouraged, frustrated - and Republican: "Does Bob Dole have a snowball-in-July chance of winning in November?"The man, who would not give his name, was mulling over some of the latest national polls showing President Bill Clinton...
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Finding Success at an Early Age but Josh Friedman Has Yet to See His Work on Stage Here
NONE of Josh Ben Friedman's plays have hit the stage in St. Louis yet.But the 17-year-old playwright who grew up in Creve Coeur has had plenty of luck elsewhere - seeing his work performed off Broadway in New York City and at the John F. Kennedy Center...
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Former Iran-Contra Prosecutor Calls Dole Hypocrite on Pardons
Former Iran-Contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh accused Bob Dole of "hypocrisy" Tuesday in trying to use the pardon issue against President Bill Clinton in the Whitewater affair.Releasing two chapters of his forthcoming book, Walsh said Dole successfully...
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For Retired Couple, Disappointment Makes a House Call
NOTHING HAS EVER come easy for Thadonia Vinson.Then again, he was not raised to think that things would come easy. Hard work. That was the way to go.Vinson was born 80 years ago in a small town in Arkansas. As the oldest boy in the family, he was expected...
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Fugitive Camped in Kentucky State Park Authorities Find Tent of Suspect in Slaying
Using his middle name and still driving his green minivan, fugitive murder suspect Kelly Lee McGinnis set up camp at a state park in Kentucky on Sept. 29 before a ranger's spotlight put him back on the run, authorities said Tuesday.Police in Henderson,...
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Funny Business Comics Try for Chance at Fame
Thirty-nine people who thought they were funny took to the stage Tuesday, each offering two minutes of humor they hoped would win attention, wealth - and maybe even a sitcom.Two minutes can be a very long time.Home Box Office and the U.S. Comedy Arts...
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Give a Little Stretch Wovens Expand in Market
Bridge designers are definitely hip to the stretch woven concept. In fact, it's becoming difficult to find items such as cotton twill slim pants that aren't made with at least 2 percent spandex.And as designers become increasingly sensitive to the comfort...
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GM Van Plant Here Up to Speed Wentzville Line at Full Production; Company Profit Soars in Quarter
General Motors announced Tuesday that it had reached full production at its van assembly plant in Wentzville, about 10 months after it started assembling full-sized vans.The announcement came on the same day GM reported that its profit nearly doubled...
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Hammerin' Mark Gives Opponents a Headache
It is a terrific statistic, good enough to win you a plate of pork rinds on a trivial wager with friends.Two players have delivered a Braves-record 20 World Series hits in their career. One is Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, the slugger celebrated with that...
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Harmon Raised Most Cash in Quarter
Mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon has raised triple the amount of money taken in by Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and quadruple the amount of contributions made to Alderman Marit Clark since July.Yet, Harmon has a long way to go to reach the campaign war...
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Hiring of Administrative Assistant Eases Tensions over Responding to Residents
Tensions that developed over the summer between some O'Fallon aldermen and the city administrator regarding the city's response time to residents' complaints have dissipated in recent months, city officials say, largely due to a reassigning of duties.Tremendous...
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Hitting All the Angles on Types of Glaucoma
Dear Dr. Donohue: Please discuss a rare form of glaucoma for me - narrow-angle type. It is the kind that comes on suddenly. How rare is this exactly?The narrow-angle type of glaucoma makes up 10 percent of all cases. It's called "narrow-angle" because...
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HORN SAYS TALENT'S TV ATTACKS TWIST HER BUDGET STANCE Series: P
JOAN KELLY HORN, the Ladue Democrat running against Rep. James M. Talent, R-Chesterfield, says Talent's television ad distorts her record on a balanced-budget constitutional amendment.Horn said Talent was contending that she opposed a balanced-budget...
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`I Can't Believe I'm Going to Die' Young Prison Guard Recounts Inmate Attack
Fresh out of the training academy, Patricia Dodson sat alone at the guard's desk in the prison chapel. Twenty-two hardened criminals were in the basement, taking part in an Arabic language class.Early into Dodson's shift on Sept. 25 at the old Missouri...
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King Hussein Visits West Bank Uses Historic Trip to Support Arafat
Jordan's King Hussein made his first visit to the West Bank on Tuesday since losing the territory to Israel in the 1967 Middle East War and pledged support for Yasser Arafat. "My brother Arafat and I are a team," the Jordanian monarch said.With the historic...
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Lady Vikings One Run Shy at Sectionals
It was a classic fast-pitch softball game. Unfortunately, the Francis Howell High Lady Vikings came out on the short end of the 1-0 score.Blue Springs beat the Lady Vikings in eight innings Saturday afternoon in the Class 4A sectionals at Jefferson City....
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Lambert Expansion Foes Seek Voice for Neighbors
Opponents of plans to expand Lambert Field to the west are beginning to rally around the idea of forcing the city of St. Louis to grant seats on its airport commission to people from neighboring communities.Bridgeton Mayor Conrad Bowers told a group...
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La Russa Juggles Lineup Lankford Injury Raises Several Possibilities
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa probably didn't catch a nap on the plane ride from St. Louis to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.Not only did La Russa talk with his coaches about choosing a starting pitcher for tonight's Game 6 of the National League Championship...
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La Russa Juggles Lineup Lankford Injury Raises Several Possibilities
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa probably didn't catch a nap on the plane ride from St. Louis to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.Not only did La Russa talk with his coaches about choosing a starting pitcher for tonight's Game 6 of the National League Championship...
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Lions Sandwich Defeats in String of Wins
After opening the season with eight victories, the Lindenwood College men's soccer team suffered a pair of defeats, losing Sept. 28 at Baker (Kan.) and Oct. 1 at McKendree (Ill.)Since then, the Lions have knocked off Culver-Stockton, Missouri Valle y,...
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Living Large Are Most of Us Now Overweight?
Extra weight may now be the norm.For the first time, overweight people outnumber ordinary-size ones in the United States, according to a preliminary government analysis released Tuesday.By the longstanding rules used by the National Center for Health...
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Living Large Now Most of Us Are Overweight
Extra weight is now the norm.For the first time, overweight people outnumber ordinary-size ones in the United States, according to the latest government statistics, released Tuesday.The reasons are not entirely clear. Katherine Flegal of the National...
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Loss Sparks Lady Lions to Thump Baker
The Lindenwood College women's soccer team is nothing if not resilient.Earlier this season, after losing their first game of the season - 1-0 to Central Missouri State - the Lady Lions bounced back with big victories over William Carey and Christian...
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Managers Picked for Airport Expansion Contract Awarded, but FAA Hasn't Ok'd Plan
Lambert Field has chosen the project managers for its $1.9 billion expansion plan - even though the project is still awaiting the final go-ahead from Washington.The city gave the $50 million contract to a joint venture - St. Louis-based Sverdrup Corp....
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Many Questions as Mu Gets Going Size, Inexperience among Prime Concerns
The University of Missouri basketball team quietly began its recovery from last season's dismal performance in a private practice Tuesday at Hearnes Center.Coach Norm Stewart, entering his 30th season at Mizzou, said this year's squad has many challenges...
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Million Mentors Black Men Vow to Carry out March's Intent
JEREMY RHONE, a 12-year-old from Pasadena Hills, believes the trip he took to Washington with his father one year ago to attend the Million Man March helped him grow up."I got a sense of responsibility," he said. "I have to go out and get my education...
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Mom Fears Teen's Bomb Will Make Father Explode
Dear Abby: My 16-year-old daughter, "Bethany," just confided that she has been sexually active for the past month. This is her first experience, and she says they are practicing safe sex. I have not yet told her father, although he suspects she might...
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Morning Briefing
Savvy Investor Buffett Buys Pilot-training FirmWarren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on Tuesday said it would pay $1.5 billion to buy FlightSafety International Inc., a company that operates pilot training centers and builds flight simulators."FlightSafety...
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Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Put your books away, class. It's time for a pop quiz.Today's question:Which team is better equipped to overcome a 14-0 deficit? A. Cardinals. B. Blues. C. Rams. D. None of the above. Correct answer: D. The Cardinals issued a news release Tuesday announcing...
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Mother's Boyfriend Charged in Boy's Death Abdominal Injuries Killed 3-Year-Old
St. Louis County Police said Shaun Javaux died from being punched in the stomach by his mother's boyfriend, who was angry because the 3-year-old boy wouldn't eat his dinner.Scott W. Steger, 25, was charged Tuesday night with second-degree murder in the...
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Nationsbank's Earnings Rise 18 Percent
NationsBank Corp. said Tuesday that third-quarter earnings rose 18 percent as lending revenue increased and expenses were held in check.The fifth-largest U.S. bank said net income rose to $625 million, or $2.12 a share, from $530 million, or $1.95, a...
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Night and Day
TodayThe St. Peters Fire Protection District Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Peters Fire Protection District Office, No. 1 Timberbrook Drive, St. Peters.The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding...
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No Delivery on Postal Site in Light of City Road Plan
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet can keep mail carriers from their appointed rounds, but road plans of St. Peters officials have caused the U.S. Postal Service to abandon plans for a branch office."We're back to square one," said St. Charles Postmaster...
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Obituaries
Bevel Crumes Bevel Crumes, 93, of Wentzville, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 1996) of natural causes in Wentzville.Mr. Crumes was retired after having been self-employed as a farmer. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Wentzville.Visitation will be...
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Overconfidence May Get Atlanta Burned Again
The Cardinals are back where they started.In Atlanta.In trouble. Inconsequential to the national media, which has jumped off the St. Louis bandwagon. This is like Games 1 and 2 all over again. The Cardinals are given little chance to win. The Braves,...
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Packers Take `Right Step,' but Lose Key Receiver Brooks
Brett Favre doesn't care to see the likes of San Francisco's Dana Stubblefield, Lee Woodall and Marquez Pope any more, not even at Lambeau Field in the playoffs."I'd hate to play them again, to be totally honest," said Favre, who called Green Bay's 23-20...
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Parents Can't Hide Differences from Kids
Dear Ann Landers: Four years ago, my husband and I retired to Arizona. Today, we received the following letter from our 12-year-old grandson, "Jimmy":"Dear Grandma and Grandpa: I miss you very much. I wish I were in Arizona right now with you. I really...
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PARTY PEOPLE THE NEWLY FORMED UNITED STATES THOUGHT POLITICAL PARTIES WOULD NEVER WORK -- BUT THEY'RE STILL AROUND, BATTERED BUT UNBOWED Series: ELECT TO CONNECT POLITICAL PARTIES
ALMOST FROM the start, the United States has had a two-party system - yet the political opponents haven't always been the Republicans and the Democrats.As every school child knows, George Washington - the victorious commander of the Continental Army...
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Payment Cuts Mercantile Profit 11%
A payment to shore up the savings and loan insurance fund forced Mercantile Bancorporation to record an 11 percent drop in third-quarter profit. Profit per share was down 7 percent.Without the unusual payment, the bank's per-share profit would have been...
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Pendleton Keeps Focus on '96, Puts Memories of 1987 on Hold
As Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith preened before a television camera at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium before last week's National League Championship Series opener with the Braves, he was playfully jabbed by former teammate Terry Pendleton.Smith immediately...
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Religious Freedom Act Faces Review by the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court set the stage for a key ruling on religious freedom by agreeing Tuesday to review a 1993 law aimed at curbing governmental interference with the spiritual lives of Americans.In taking on a case that began as a zoning dispute between...
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Report Cites Violations at Hospital Incarnate Word Says It Fixed Problems
A recent unannounced visit to Incarnate Word Hospital found patients placed in restraints without medical justification, a shortage of nurses and staff members who made nearly three times the allowable rate of errors when administering medications, according...
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Report Hints Admiral Had Romance with Subordinate
One of the Navy's top admirals kept a C-135 aircraft and crew waiting three days during an off-duty get-together with a female subordinate, according to a Pentagon report released Tuesday.The idle crew ran up $10,800 in pay and expenses while Adm. Richard...
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Rookie Ready If Cards Call Alan Benes Eager to Take on Braves
Cardinals rookie pitcher Alan Benes has made a lot of big starts in his baseball career. At least, they felt big to him at the time.There was that College World Series game he pitched for Creighton three years ago. And last year, Benes worked in two...
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Sales Tax Extension on Ballot Urged as Bridge to Roadwork
A half-cent sales tax has made a significant difference in Lincoln County roads and bridges, says Associate Commissioner David Oney Jr., D-2nd District.But that tax, which has been in effect for 10 years, soon will expire. On Nov. 5, county voters will...
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Scaring Ourselves to Death by Mistake
Everyone knows how inaccurate economic statistics can be. Projected budget deficits are rarely right; projected reductions in them almost never are. Less well known, though, is that health and disease numbers aren't much more accurate.When calculating...
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Shutout Record Ends with Tie at No. 1 Aquinas-Mercy Slips in a Late Goal for 1-1 Draw
The St. Dominic High soccer team broke a school record and played to a 1-1 draw with Aquinas-Mercy, the top-ranked team in the Post-Dispatch small-schools poll. But the Crusaders were in no mood to celebrate after Monday's game at Ferdinand Park in Florissant.St....
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Sports Shorts
Skip Away Will Skip Breeders' Cup RaceThere will be no Cigar-Skip Away rematch in the Breeders' Cup Classic.Skip Away's trainer, Sonny Hine, remained in a Lexington, Ky., hospital Tuesday as the deadline passed for paying one-third of the $480,000 supplemental...
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Study Says Prime-Time TV Is Showing Less Violence
The latest study on network TV violence has found reduced levels virtually across the board when comparing the 1995-96 season with the previous year.The report concluded that the networks were "moving in the right direction," with only five of 114 prime-time...
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Suit Filed by Kin of Instructor Killed in Crash
The family of a flight instructor who died in a plane crash three years ago is suing the flight school and the plane's manufacturer for more than $4 million.The twin-engine Beech 95 crashed about 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 1993, in a wooded area near Roodhouse,...
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Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club,...
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Tech Talk
No Advice Can Help Dumb And DumberNext time you try that 800 number for customer service for your computer, remember that while you are dealing with byzantine voice mail choices, the real person you finally end up with has frustrations, too.Kristen Anderson,...
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The Five-Sentence Breakup for `Almost Perfect' Pair
BREAKING up is hard to do. Just ask Robin Schiff, executive producer of CBS' "Almost Perfect" (7:30 tonight on Channel 4).Schiff's marriage is fine, thank you. But she just had to break up Kim and Mike (Nancy Travis and Kevin Kilner), the couple whose...
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Torre's 33-Year Pursuit of Series a Family Mission His Brothers - 1 Deceased and 1 Ailing - Lent Inspiration
Each game day, a handful of New York City's finest stand outside the ballplayers' entrance at Yankee Stadium to keep fans and reporters at arm's length. Joe Torre walks past them, sees the deep blue uniforms, leather holsters and street-wise demeanor,...
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Trek into Starry-Eyed Convention Leaves Columnist Lost in Space
There is a perpetually sore spot near my right shoulder blade that radiates ecstatic relief when rubbed. The price charged by wife, Karen, for addressing this is my sitting with her to watch Star Trek on TV. It is a deal of dubious balance.A fan of all...
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Turkey Season Opens with Good Forecast, Reminders of Safety
Hunters who do a little scouting won't be disappointed this fall turkey season, which opened on Monday.Larry Vangilder, the Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife biologist who tracks the state's wild turkey population, says the state had a fair...
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Unheralded Rookies Give Blues Big Boost Offensively
By now, most Blues fans realize that two-thirds of the team's best line so far is made up of second-chance rookies.Winger Jim Campbell, 23, and center Harry York, 22, have fit in nicely alongside veteran Joe Murphy, a free-agent arrival from Chicago.Campbell...
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Unheralded Rookies Provide Blues with Big Boost Offensively
By now, most Blues fans realize that two-thirds of the team's best line so far is made up of second-chance rookies.Winger Jim Campbell, 23, and center Harry York, 22, have fit in nicely alongside veteran Joe Murphy, a free-agent arrival from Chicago.Campbell...
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U.S. Math, Science Classes Lack Focus, New Study Says
An international comparison of math and science education has found that curriculum in the United States is "a mile wide and an inch deep," according to a study released Tuesday by the Department of Education and the International Institute on Education."No...
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Violinist and Pianist in Perfect Synch
Some pop stars sing nicely enough, but merely apply their trademark sound to lots of material and wait till you get tired of it. Others, like Mel Torme, can shape their voice to the material and sound fresh and interesting every time you hear them.Violinist...
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Violinist Plays to Sparse Crowd
VERY fair weather once again rained on audience attendance, forcing a very talented violinist to play to a demoralizingly empty house on Sunday afternoon. Vadim Gluzman, a young Russian player with appealing tone, a commanding technique and a forceful,...
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Waiting for a Verdict Justice Wonders If Braves Want Him Back in 1997
Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice commands - or is it lugs? - a salary in excess of $6 million. And after undergoing reconstructive shoulder surgery in May, he expects to share more with the Bionic Man character from the television show "The Six...
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Warrior Girls Win at Troy; Boys Finish Runners-Up
The St. Charles West High boys cross country team is coming along. But is there enough time?"Our top three guys have been pretty solid all season and a few of the younger guys are getting better," coach Gary Foland said. "But the season's dwindling down...
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What's Cool on the Net
The second "Cool Site of the Year" awards were handed out recently, and it was no surprise that well-heeled Web sites Discovery Channel, Salon and Hotwired were among the winners, based on superior design, deft execution, technical know-how and all-around...
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What's Happening
CRAFT SHOWSt. Paul: St. Paul Craft Show planned.Place: The St. Paul School gym, 1235 Church Road. Take Highway 79 to Hackmann Road. Take Hackmann one mile, and the school will be on the right. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Program: Crafter will be...
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Who's on First? Pager Helps Fans Keep Up with Latest Action
The big game is on and you have a conflict that keeps you out of touch with a television, radio or anyone with the score. Sound familiar?For me, it happened on Yom Kippur - the holiest of holy Jewish holidays - when I found myself in a worship service...
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Wibv Owners All Set to Purchase Ksd-Am
ON THE AIR: Barry Babcock's Charter Communications, owner of WIBV radio, is expected to close within the week on the purchase of KSD-AM for about $13 million. Station chief Tim Dorsey is expected to go on the KSD-AM band with his current WIBV programming...
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Wishing for Boy or a Girl
THEY say in the future, when it becomes easy to select the sex of children before they are conceived, things could get out of whack. Nature delivers boys and girls more or less equally, but humankind might not be so wise. The risk, it's said, is that...
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Young Cadets Earned Their Stripes in Winning Tournament of Champs
CBC soccer coach Terry Michler entered the Pepsi-Cola/Granite City High/Lotto Tournament of Champions with few expectations. But he and his Cadets came away with the title.CBC beat St. Louis University High 2-1 in overtime Saturday night. The Tournament...
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