St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 4, 1996

1–S S–W
11 States Hold Governor Races
Eleven states have gubernatorial races Tuesday. Four Democratic and three Republican incumbents are running, and four races are open. There are 31 Republican governors, 18 Democrats and one independent. A glance at the races:Delaware: Gov. Thomas R....
Read preview Overview
7th Ranked Francis Howell Breezes by Parkway N. 41-14
The Vikings of Francis Howell High had it all working Friday night.The offense, the defense and the special teams clicked as Howell knocked off visiting Parkway North 41-14 in a key Class 5A District 9 showdown.Howell, ranked seventh in the Post-Dispatch...
Read preview Overview
A Busy Mother Adds Some Winterspice to Her Balancing Act
KATHY FRYE has become good at balancing things.As an attorney, she learned to balance her time between her husband, her home in the Central West End, her career and a variety of volunteer projects.But when her daughter, Hallie, was born eight months...
Read preview Overview
Air Victims' Effects Are a Sad Reminder Families Must Pick and Choose Mementos
For weeks, the families of passengers on TWA's Flight 800 have been waiting to claim the battered suitcases, photo albums, beloved dolls and well-worn wallets that are their last tangible links to lost loved ones.The FBI announced last week that these...
Read preview Overview
Ancient Love Divers Discover City Where Antony Wooed Cleopatra
Hours of diving in the murky Mediterranean and exhaustive mapping have revealed parts of the 2,000-year-old city where the love affair between Antony and Cleopatra took place.French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio said Sunday he had found the ruins...
Read preview Overview
Apple Chowder Corny and Quick
HALF-HOUR corn apple chowder is a simple solution when you're hungry for a hot, homey supper. This thick, chunky soup is a low-fat blend of frozen corn, canned broth, evaporated skim milk, onions and garlic. A touch of apple cider or juice heightens...
Read preview Overview
Apple Recipe Yields Flavor with Little Fat
WHEN YOU are trimming fat and calories from cake recipes, the obvious culprits are oil, butter or margarine. The trick is knowing how much fat to omit and what to replace it with.Susan Schutz, a retired homemaker in Albuquerque, sent in a recipe for...
Read preview Overview
At Death, Friend Had 3 Fatal Conditions
Dear Dr. Donohue: A friend who died of sepsis had underlying congestive heart failure. Also contributing was something called "organic brain syndrome." Is that inherited? Can you make sense of this?*Let's take the terms one at a time. They might or might...
Read preview Overview
Authors, Authors 7th-Graders Get a Thrill: Book They Wrote Last Year Is Winner of National Competition
When they were in sixth grade, the 27 students collaborated to write and illustrate a book. As seventh-graders, they are nationally published authors."When we got the phone call that we won, I was in shock," said Amy Woods, who was their teacher at St....
Read preview Overview
A Vegetable Stew, (South) American Style
SUCCOTASH, a stew of corn and beans, has its roots in Native American cooking; indeed, the word "succotash" comes from an Indian word for corn. A classic dish in the United States, succotash is also popular in much of Latin America.The most common North...
Read preview Overview
`Babies' Teach Tough Lesson They're Sweet, They're Cuddly, They're 24-Hour Burdens
After 160 students at Hazelwood East High School spent a week carrying handmade babies around with them every minute of the day, many of the teens say they are not ready to be parents just yet.Students in Debby Hanson's and Nancy Doerr's child-development...
Read preview Overview
Battered by Bettis Rams Taxi into Pitt, and Get Hit by Bus 42-6
The Rams were run over by a Bus on Sunday at Three Rivers Stadium. The license plate read: "Bettis - No. 36."Names of the victims are being withheld pending notification of defensive coordinator Willie Shaw. Now going by his college nickname - the Bus...
Read preview Overview
Battling Back Frazier Tries to Shake off Last Season's Trials
A year ago, St. Louis University's basketball team expected a balanced inside-outside offensive attack. Jamal Johnson would provide the inside. Guard Corey Frazier would slash through the lane and pop the 3-pointers from the outside.Frazier needed to...
Read preview Overview
Blackhawks Power Past Edmonton 4-2
Tony Amonte, Denis Savard and Eric Daze each scored power-play goals Sunday, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oilers.Alexei Zhamnov scored the fourth goal for the Blackhawks, who entered the game ranked 22nd...
Read preview Overview
Blues Overcome `Empty' Feeling, Beat Stars Hull Scores Two Goals to Help End Four-Game Losing Streak
Finally.Something to cheer about, but a lot of people missed it.The Blues beat the first-place Dallas Stars 6-3 on Sunday night at Kiel Center, but they did so in front of their smallest crowd since leaving The Arena. The Blues announced a paid attendance...
Read preview Overview
Briefs
NATIONTUCSON, ARIZ.Investigators May Build Model Of Fatal Car Bomb Federal investigators say they will try to construct a model of the car bomb that killed a real estate developer in a country club parking lot in Tucson, Ariz. Gary Lee Triano, 52 - who...
Read preview Overview
Brother's Fame Can Be Real Heavy Rivalry Plays a Central Role for Male Siblings
IMAGINE living in Billy Ripken's cleats, which are lockered next to Cal's in the Baltimore Orioles' clubhouse. Cal takes home $6 million, plays and plays, and could run for governor when he retires. Billy earns a trifling $250,000, plays when asked,...
Read preview Overview
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSDenise Thomas, Laura Eslinger and Pam Billings have opened The Painted Page Inc. to provide advertising, marketing and editorial services to the business community. Address: 6652 Towne Woods Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146. Phone/fax: (314) 846-3991.Business...
Read preview Overview
Captain's Taking His Shots: Score!
Fort Zumwalt South High soccer coach Lloyd Daugherty has just one complaint about the play of senior captain Dave Unger."He needs to be a little more selfish," the coach said. "David has a hellacious shot and he's good enough to beat most defenders in...
Read preview Overview
Casserole Cooked on Stove Saves Time
A DECADE or so ago, casseroles were the busy cook's saving grace. We just threw the ingredients into a glass dish, baked for an hour and called it dinner. Problem is, my after-work schedule is now too hectic to wait an hour for something to bake.I realized...
Read preview Overview
Changes Require New Look at Shopping Plan, Foes Say
Opponents of plans for a large shopping center that would back into the Meacham Park neighborhood say Kirkwood must reconsider granting special financing for the project because a new developer has made significant changes to the plan.In a letter to...
Read preview Overview
Charges Fly after Scuffle at Firehouse
A scuffle between an assistant fire chief with the Normandy Fire Protection District and the head of the district's Board of Directors has moved outside the firehouse after each side accused the other of assault.Director Lynn Mohr was charged with third-degree...
Read preview Overview
Check with Your Uncle Sam before You Say `I Do'
Tax planning involves more than just timing the payment of deductibles or the receipt of income to your best advantage.For instance, you need to consider any anticipated change in your filing status for 1996 or 1997.Moving up or delaying a marriage or...
Read preview Overview
Children's Program Explores Safety, How to Deal with Disasters
Preparing for floods, earthquakes, fires and tornadoes is child's play for children in West Alton.A new program, Junior Explorers, teaches children ages 5 to 13 about personal safety and disaster preparedness. Fifteen children registered for the twice-monthly...
Read preview Overview
City Opposes Any Metrolink Infringement
Richmond Heights will oppose any expansion of MetroLink or of expressways that would remove or intrude upon houses in the city, says City Manager Carl Schwing."We've paid our dues," he said. "We've paid enough for regional transportation. We were cut...
Read preview Overview
Clinton, Dole Stump Critical States
President Bill Clinton appealed for support Sunday from black people and the elderly as he fought to break Florida's GOP tradition and crush Bob Dole's comeback hopes.Dole flew into San Diego on Sunday, after a night of cross-country campaigning in his...
Read preview Overview
Collinsville Police Chief Has Big Plans More Officers, New Station among Concerns
After a month as Collinsville Police Chief, Gerrit Gillespie sees that handling the "personnel crunch" and shepherding plans for a new police station will keep him busy.Gillespie already has requested two more police officers for the department, which...
Read preview Overview
Cox Painfully Gives Bears a Thumbs Up; Chiefs Dominate Vikes; Pack Rebounds
When doctors told Bryan Cox he needed X-rays, he walked away growling. When the trainer tried to stop Cox from returning to the field, Cox pushed him away. It might have been Cox's last game for a month, and there was no way he would leave.His courageous...
Read preview Overview
Creative Cookbook Author Intertwines Art, Family and Heritage
A BAKER blends a sprinkling of this and a cupful of that, stirs, kneads and mixes, combining ingredients as different as different can be. If all goes well, the result is much more than the sum of its parts.So it is with the life of Nancy Ring, artist,...
Read preview Overview
Eagles Reshuffle Nfc Pecking Order Philly Stuns Cowboys with Td off Goal-Line Stand in 31-21 Win
The individual matchups were as testy and as enticing as the big picture when Philadelphia met Dallas in Irving on Sunday.In the gut of it all was Eagles defensive end William Fuller clashing with Cowboys tackle Erik Williams. "Each time you play him,...
Read preview Overview
Election Could Knock Stocks Higher or for a Loop
Maybe you'll make a bucket of money betting on this year's election returns, but then where would you invest it?Conventional wisdom holds that financial markets tend to do poorly in years after presidential elections, and as most market observers are...
Read preview Overview
Enthusiasm's Bubbling over among Rosati-Kain Students
When a sea of bubbles floats over Lindell Boulevard at Newstead Avenue, neighbors of Rosati-Kain High School know October Day has arrived.Started in 1965, October Day marks the end of the first quarter of school with a day that is full of fun and free...
Read preview Overview
E. St. Louis Might Take Gamble on Sewer Bills Ballot Proposition Favors Casino Funds for Payment
When the Casino Queen floated into East St. Louis, many residents saw it as a ship of riches for their impoverished city.The gambling operation has helped the city, but some East St. Louisans want it to do more. Now, many residents of East St. Louis...
Read preview Overview
Evansville Drops Slu Mark to 5-9-3
St. Louis University closed out a disappointing regular season with a 3-1 loss to Evansville on Sunday at A-B Conference & Sports Centre.The loss dropped the Billikens' record to 5-9-3, the first losing mark in the 38-year history of the program. SLU...
Read preview Overview
Ex-Battering Ram Shows He Was Miscast as Scapegoat
Stan Kroenke, the Rams' vice chairman, waited patiently in a corner of the Steelers' locker room.Steelers running back Jerome Bettis was holding court, surrounded by a group of reporters who crowded and bumped him more than the quitters on the Rams'...
Read preview Overview
Finns Provide Capitalist Bridge between East and West
For most of the past 50 years, Finland was a Cold War buffer zone, a neutral state on the very edge of the Iron Curtain between the nuclear-armed East and West.But Finland, now a full member of the European Union, is seeking to be the gateway to the...
Read preview Overview
For Brushing Braces, Think of Christmas Tree
Dear Tooth Doctors: My friend's daughter just got braces and her orthodontist gave her a special type of brush that he says is even better than a regular toothbrush for cleaning braces. My daughter got her braces two months ago, and I've never even seen...
Read preview Overview
Fund Seeks Smooth Seas in Times of Market Storms
The Lindner Bulwark Fund, the Dr. Strangelove of mutual funds, is up 39 percent this year.And that's really strange.The Clayton-based Bulwark Fund is a financial fallout shelter, designed to withstand economic Armageddon. It shorts lots of stocks. It...
Read preview Overview
GM Strike Idling Production at 4 Plants Has Ended Indianapolis Workers on the Job
Workers at a General Motors metal stamping plant voted Sunday to approve a local contract and end a five-day strike that had crippled the automaker's production of pickups and sport utility vehicles.Workers immediately stuffed their picket signs into...
Read preview Overview
Going on a Bear Hunt It Was Something Short of Hemingwayesque, but a Search for the Missouri Black Bear Yielded Results
ABOUT 100 miles southwest of St. Louis, in the heart of the northernmost section of the Mark Twain National Forest, the tiny Ozark town of Bixby, Mo., rests quietly at the intersection of state highways 49 and 32. Traffic slows only when locals or travelers...
Read preview Overview
Good Managers Need to Remember the Jell-O Principle
Understand just one truth - eight words - and all that has happened to Corporate America in the past two decades will become clear. That truth is this:THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOOD MANAGEMENT.There are good products, good employees, good customers,...
Read preview Overview
Gop Is Likely to Keep Lead in Statehouses
DEMOCRATS IN West Virginia hope President Bill Clinton's coattails are long enough to sweep a coal miner's daughter to the statehouse, while a Republican mayor running for Indiana governor will have to make the trip on his own.Those two races for open...
Read preview Overview
Great Savories to Nibble on at Stay-at-Home Parties
IN NOVEMBER, the entertaining season is as charged as a college dorm the night before finals begin.Just think, you, your sweetie and 50 strangers tossed together in a whirl of parties. It's enough to make you crave a housebound Saturday night.Well, how...
Read preview Overview
`Green' Hotels Get the Green Light from Customers
Travelers are increasingly being asked to help hotels and motels do a favor for the environment, and the appeal seems to be working.In the four months or so since a lodging industry trade association began offering laminated cards advising guests that...
Read preview Overview
Hearing Optional Deaf Students like Brentwood Program
Starting wide receiver Mike Cliver leans into the huddle as quarterback Devin Whittle, down on one knee, gives the team the next play during football practice at Brentwood High School.The huddle breaks, and Mike, 17, lines up on the far right side. Devin...
Read preview Overview
High School Soccer Playoff Schedule
Following is a rundown of Missouri soccer districts involving area teams, with seeding and title-game schedules:CLASS 1A-3ADistrict 1 - 1. Cape Girardeau Notre Dame; 2. Borgia; 3. St. Pius; 4. Eureka; 5. Affton; 6. Lutheran South; 7. Union; 8. Pacific;...
Read preview Overview
High-Tech Match: Solutech Pairs Clients, Software
Randall Schilling wants to aim a step or two away from "the top" for his consulting company, Solutech.That is, he's not interested in doing business in the nation's biggest cities, like New York, L.A., Dallas or Chicago.He's finding a home in what he...
Read preview Overview
Homeowners Discover They're in Flood Plain
Gary Payne thought the mortgage company employees had to be wrong when they told him his new home in Valley Park was in a flood plain.They weren't. As Payne and other homeowners began to refinance the new houses they bought two years ago in the Dougherty...
Read preview Overview
Homeowners Try to Refinance, Find They're in Flood Plain
Gary Payne thought the mortgage company employees had to be wrong when they told him his new home in Valley Park was in a flood plain.They weren't. As Payne and other homeowners began to refinance the new houses they bought two years ago in the Dougherty...
Read preview Overview
Household Chores: Divvying Them Up
EVER tell your husband, "You never do anything around the house?"Many men through the years certainly have heard this refrain. And it's true that some men do little to help. At the same time, many who have been accused of doing little or nothing actually...
Read preview Overview
HOW POPE HELPED SAVE SOLIDARITY BRZEZINSKI TELLS OF `THE FIRST TIME COMMUNIST SUPPRESSION DIDN'T WIN' Series: JOHN PAUL II AND THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF OUR TIME PART TWO
WHEN Ronald Reagan took office on Jan. 20, 1981, the first strategic contacts between the American government and the Pope had already occurred. Zbigniew Brzezinski, the Polish-born national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, had represented...
Read preview Overview
How to Make a Pear-Fect Salad
WHEN IT comes to pears, I have been very conventional. I haven't stuffed them with curried crab meat and cooked them quickly under the broiler.I haven't stuffed them with goat cheese, leeks and walnuts.I haven't played mix-and-match with the velvet sweetness...
Read preview Overview
Hwy. 370 Hailed at Opening Early Completion of Link from New Bridge to I-70 Cheers Officials, Motorists
Hard work, determination, cooperation and good weather get credit for the early completion of Highway 370 from the Missouri River to Interstate 70 in St. Charles County, says Ted Nauman, resident engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation.Nauman...
Read preview Overview
Independence Day Developer Has Name and Slogan for His New Baseball Minor League
Right now, Robert Maness' baseball league has no teams, no owners, no players and no stadiums.Just a name - the Western Pacific Baseball League - and a slogan."Baseball like it used to be," is what the Pasadena, Calif.-based developer and former minor...
Read preview Overview
It's No Accident: Salvi Is Misguided
I REMEMBER when the far right wing of American politics was populated by fire-breathing, meat-eating guys who never minced words.That's why I was disappointed with Al Salvi last week. During a radio interview he taped Thursday, Salvi said - wrongly,...
Read preview Overview
Just like His Characters, Bernsen Is Discontented
LIKE his TV characters - divorce lawyer Arnie Becker and chief astronaut Bull Eckert - Corbin Bernsen is discontented.Say what?Handsome actor is married to beautiful actress with three adorable children and has leading role in new syndicated TV series...
Read preview Overview
Kendra Haselhorst Keeps Up Family Tradition
When it comes to volleyball, Haselhorst is a popular name at Mater Dei High School in Breese.First it was Laura, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker who liked to spike the ball through an opponent rather than away from the opponent.Laura's play earned her a volleyball...
Read preview Overview
Knicks Make Statement in 113-86 Rout of Hornets
The strobe lights that flickered brilliantly before the game were only a precursor. With several new faces in their lineup, and the anticipation building around Madison Square Garden long before tip-off, the new-look Knicks walked onto the floor in their...
Read preview Overview
Lajoie Holds on to Win NASCAR Busch Series Title
Randy LaJoie shook off some early bad luck - a potential championship-threatening accident - and finished 10th behind Kevin LePage in the Jiffy Lube 300 Sunday and won the NASCAR Busch Series title.LePage won his first career Busch Series event in 69...
Read preview Overview
Landfill Buffer Is Cold Comfort Subdivision Owners Sold 300 Acres to Developer; Neighbors Are Nervous
The principal owners of a subdivision in Washington County say they were creating a "comfort zone" between the subdivision and a proposed landfill site when they sold about 300 acres to the landfill developer in September. But that's little comfort for...
Read preview Overview
Lead Turns Up in Homes, Yards, Study Concludes Wind, Erosion Spread Mine Waste
Wind and water are eroding the mountains of mining waste in Missouri's Old Lead Belt, sending toxic heavy metals into the yards and homes of residents.That's the conclusion of a federal-state assessment of the health threat caused by a 600-acre pile...
Read preview Overview
Lil Harris: Activist Takes Stand, Lends Helping Hand throughout Community
Lil Harris jokingly refers to herself as the Rosa Parks of Wentzville.Harris - whose ancestors were American Indian and black - has lived in the predominately white area of St. Charles County for 12 years. Her feeling of kinship with Parks - whose refusal...
Read preview Overview
Little Red Thanksgiving Berry Shows Up in All Sorts of Goodies
THE NEXT time you hear someone remark, "It's as American as apple pie," you may want to suggest that cranberry sauce would make a better metaphor. As one of only three native American fruits - Concord grapes and blueberries are the other two - cranberries...
Read preview Overview
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...
Read preview Overview
Medical School Dean, Wife Perish in Climb
Rescuers dug through 8 feet of snow Sunday to uncover the bodies of a U.S. medical school dean, his wife and three Nepalese who died while sleeping in their tent in the Himalayas.The bodies of Philip J. Fialkow, 62, of the University of Washington m...
Read preview Overview
Memo to Politicians: Don't Blame Media
IT'S THE LAST day before the election, and aren't we glad it's about over? One woman in Lemay who Dick Gephardt visited briefly on his district rounds summed up the thoughts of many people:"I'm hearing so many stories, you don't know who to believe,"...
Read preview Overview
Meyer Road Site Bought for School
Wentzville school officials have paid $251,754 to buy a 19-acre site bordering Meyer Road on the south for a new elementary school.The unimproved site is west of Wentzville and east of North Pointe Prairie Road. The Wentzville School Board approved the...
Read preview Overview
Microwave Fudge Recipe Is Smooth and Simple
OLD-FASHIONED recipes for fudge call for the sugar, cocoa and other ingredients to be cooked to exactly the right stage, then beaten (by hand, of course).You needed a candy thermometer, a strong arm and an eye for telling when the fudge was ready to...
Read preview Overview
Monday Memo
We don't do contests, or even the lottery, most of the time. But there is one new contest that we are bound and determined to enter early and often and bound and determined to win.Why do we care?The prize is nine days in outer space. For that, we wouldn't...
Read preview Overview
Monday's Child
Every Monday, the Post-Dispatch is featuring children who need adoptive homes. Jahmall, Tina, Flora and Antoine are the featured children this week.Although Jahmall, Tina, Flora and Antoine are siblings, they share only one thing in common these days...
Read preview Overview
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Hey, we've heard of a horse wearing blinkers, but a bowler?Senior pro bowler STEVE HOBELMANN of Florida may have hit upon the wave of the future in the sport. Or maybe not.Hobelmann wore blinkers at the $85,000 Clearwater-St. Petersburg PBA Senior Open...
Read preview Overview
Negative Evaluation Requires the Right Touch by Manager
Savvy managers can prevent employees from becoming angry or explosive over a negative employee evaluation - if they present it the right way."Managers don't like to give negative employment reviews," said Deanna Geddes, a human resources professor at...
Read preview Overview
NFL Highlights, Lowlights
Marcus' MilestonesEven Marcus Allen never believed he could accomplish this much in the NFL. Allen reached several career milestones in the Chiefs' win over the Vikings. He scored his 110th rushing touchdown to match Walter Payton, caught his 566th pass...
Read preview Overview
Notebook
Burn, Bunsen, Burn!Chances are it's not marked in red on your calendar, but this is National Chemistry Week. Test tubes, beakers and Bunsen burners rule! Among the local events and exhibitions planned here are are a "battle of burettes" among area high...
Read preview Overview
Obituaries
Henry A. Edwards Henry Arch Edwards, 55, of St. Charles, died Friday (Nov. 1, 1996) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur.Mr. Edwards was an accountant for 23 years for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in St. Louis. He served in the Army...
Read preview Overview
Offense Turns `Red Zone' into End (of Drive) Zone
The Rams' defense may have been a no-show, but at least the offense tried to make an appearance Sunday at Three Rivers Stadium.On five of their first seven possessions, the Rams reached Pittsburgh territory. Twice they had first-and-goal opportunities...
Read preview Overview
Old Meets New at Elsah Pottery Couple Makes and Sells Authentic Reproductions
When people come to the Elsah Pottery for the 20-minute tour, they often stay much longer."The visitors get so interested in what we do here, they don't leave for hours," explained co-owner Jan Wright.She and her husband, Jon Wright, own and operate...
Read preview Overview
Old Time Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Set for Nov. 14
The Old Time Soccer Hall of Fame Players Association of St. Louis, Inc., will hold its 27th annual Induction Dinner Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Regal Riverfront Hotel, 200 South Fourth Street.The 1996 class of inductees includes:Steve Auberry, 54. A 10-year...
Read preview Overview
Owners Sought for Truckloads of Items Stolen from Lockers
St. Peters police and the Sheriff's Department have several truckloads of televisions, electronic equipment, fishing tackle, power tools and other items that were stolen from storage lockers in St. Charles and St. Louis counties.They want to give it...
Read preview Overview
Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures Express Traumatic Memories
Artist Pat Harris believes that human beings process and store traumatic memories differently from normal ones.Traumatic memories, such as ones left to survivors of incest and sexual abuse, are stored in the senses, Harris says, and become difficult...
Read preview Overview
Parents" Complaints Prompt Rethinking of Bus Service Cuts
The Pattonville School Board will reconsider a plan to end some bus service in the district after listening to parents' complaints.About 125 people attended a meeting at Parkwood Elementary School, one of the schools that could lose some bus service...
Read preview Overview
Penney Strikes Deal for Eckerd Drugstores
Department store giant J.C. Penney Co. Inc. moved to add to its drugstore business Sunday through an agreement to buy Eckerd Corp. for approximately $2.59 billion in cash and stock.With the acquisition of Eckerd's 1,724 stores, which had sales of more...
Read preview Overview
People
If it takes practice to get to Carnegie Hall, how do you get to Madison Square Garden? On horseback, if you're BILL COSBY.Cosby was in perfect comedic if not equestrian form as he entered the arena at the National Horse Show for a salute to retiring...
Read preview Overview
Personality Changes after Serious Illness
Dear Open Mind: I'm trying to understand something that has recently happened to a co-worker. After recovering from a rather sudden, serious illness, her personality changed a lot. She used to be crabby, negative, defensive and very distant. Since her...
Read preview Overview
Pharmacists Are Taking on Different Roles Patient Care May Help Some Independents Stay in Business
It's been one headache after another for independent pharmacists.Around the country, independent drug stores are buckling under the pressure of falling profit margins and managed care companies that direct their clients to mail-order houses and HMO pharmacies.Illinois...
Read preview Overview
Phone Merger to Cut Rates, Companies Say Rival At&t Warns of Dangers of Mci-British Telecom Deal
British Telecommunications PLC and MCI Communications Corp. trumpeted on Sunday their planned $20.8 billion marriage.They consider it a boon for consumers and businesses, creating new competition that will drive down phone rates on both sides of the...
Read preview Overview
Professor Fights Fire with Fabric, Designs Protective Gear for Women
As wind drove walls of flame across Southern California, thousands of firefighters battled back, digging and chopping, walking and climbing.Many of those firefighters were women, and chances are their protective clothing did not fit correctly - waists...
Read preview Overview
Putting on the Brake Teens Forgo Drivers Ed, Have Experts Worried
Michael Daly never really thought much about drivers education. His insurance company doesn't offer a discount for completion of the course, and his school, Webster Groves High School, charges $250 for it, so he said no way.He got a learner's permit...
Read preview Overview
Rams-Steelers Extra Points
Numbers CrunchSince their hot 5-1 start in the 1995 season, the Rams have lost 15 of 19 games. During that 4-15 slide, the Rams have been outscored 577-313. The average score of those 15 losses: 34-14 . . . only three of the 15 losses have been by seven...
Read preview Overview
Reluctant Back's Running Up Yards
Nathan Riney was a freshman running back on the St. Pius X High sophomore team when he scored four touchdowns in a win over Crystal City four years ago.Glen Dalton was the junior-varsity coach at Crystal City who didn't take any pleasure in watching...
Read preview Overview
Residents Criticize Plan to Build New Village Hall, Not Renovate
Robert Bradley, chairman of the Calverton Park Board of Trustees, was on the receiving end of some heated discussion on the topic of what to do about Village Hall.The building houses meeting rooms, the court and the police department.Residents allege...
Read preview Overview
Rivals in Illinois Senate Race Play Reverse Geography
Chicago, meet Dick; Cahokia, this is Al.The key to electing Al Salvi or Richard J. Durbin to the U.S. Senate may lie in each other's backyards - or at least the two Illinois candidates seem to think so, based on their schedules during the final week...
Read preview Overview
Senior Sets Sights, Running on Tough
Hazelwood Central cross country runner Jill Smith uses this saying: "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."It's a motto Jill has needed in her senior season for the Lady Hawks, because she has been running with stress fractures in both legs.Even...
Read preview Overview
Sizzlin': Gateway Developers Go from 0 to 3 Majors in 1 Year
Speaking before the St. Louis Auto Racing Fan Club at its annual Banquet of Champions last January, Rod Wolter raised some eyebrows.He said Gateway International Raceway would have a National Hot Rod Association drag race, an IndyCar race and a Busch...
Read preview Overview
Slaying Shatters Sense of Security Widow, Friends Mourn Death of Retired Teacher
No one who knew him could understand the way he died.Repeatedly, his students, friends and neighbors asked how a man who had lived such a decent life could die in such a brutal way.Fred Stark's wife, Maxine, discovered his beaten body in their basement...
Read preview Overview
Sports Shorts
Enqvist Hits Zone, Wins Pile Of FrancsThomas Enqvist, his serve whistling as high as 125 mph, beat French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 Sunday to capture the Paris Open for the biggest payday of his career."I felt like I couldn't lose,"...
Read preview Overview
Spotlight
Tracey Spellman, a senior at Eskridge High School in the Wellston School District, is in this week's spotlight for his active involvement in various organizations in his neighborhood.As a member of an Explorer post sponsored by the Beverly Hills Police...
Read preview Overview
Spotlight
Sarah Brennen, a junior at Villa Duchesne School, is in the spotlight because of her prowess in rowing.This past August, Sarah served as the coxswain of the U.S. junior women's eight crew that competed at the World Rowing Championships at Strathclyde,...
Read preview Overview
State Champion? That's a `Good Job'
Ladue freshman Annie Goodrich won the Missouri Class 4A singles tennis title Oct. 26, but the tournament didn't go completely as she would have liked.But who's complaining?"Not me," Annie said. Annie was 16-3 in her first year with the Rams, and all...
Read preview Overview
Steady Savers Are the Winners in Fund Wars
Most fund investors spend considerable time trying to identify funds that will win the performance derby. But many of them forget that the growth of their savings in the long term depends on other factors as well.The most important factor is how much...
Read preview Overview