St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 14, 1996

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2 Accused of Threatening Teacher Boys Held after Gun Brought to School
Two 12-year-old boys were ordered held by juvenile authorities Wednesday, accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and a classroom aide and firing a pistol at the Vernice Garner Neely School in Alorton.The two appeared unconcerned as they came before...
2 Workers Aid Victims of Crash Parole Officers Rescue Couple
Two parole officers making routine house visits became heroes last week when they helped rescue an elderly couple from an overturned van on Highway B near Morse Mill.The officers, Karen Robertson and Dan Nedrow, were on their way to visit clients when...
800-Mile Drive in Taxi Follows Abduction of 2
A man from Kansas City, whose abduction of his former girlfriend and a cabdriver ended Tuesday night in Collinsville after an 800-mile drive through two states, was in the Madison County Jail on Wednesday night, police said.He was awaiting a trip back...
Abandoned School Called Repaired, but Still an Issue
The Ritenour School District says it has repaired an abandoned school building after being ticketed for code violations. But Overland city officials say the district isn't off the hook yet.The district failed to appear in Overland Municipal Court in...
A-B Raises Stake in Grupo Modelo Would Own 50% of Mexican Brewer
Anheuser-Busch plans to buy up to a 50 percent stake in Grupo Modelo S.A., the biggest brewer in Mexico and the world's 12th-largest brewer.Modelo makes a dozen beers; Corona is its best-known brand in the United States.In documents filed last week with...
Abuse of Power
The Army is doing a good job of investigating the allegations of sexual misconduct at two of its training facilities - Fort Leonard Wood and the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. But the incidents, following upon the Navy Tailhook case, suggest that...
A Dweeb, a Dog and a Cash Cow
Scott Adams, the former cubicle dweller prodded into superstardom via his "Dilbert" comic strip, cites Charles Schultz as an inspirational hero.The parallels are obvious: The confused and maligned Dilbert is Charlie Brown with hair and a crappy job,...
After Quiet Public Hearing, City to Plan Meacham Park's Future
The Kirkwood City Council is preparing to vote on the redevelopment plan for Meacham Park after a public hearing last week drew few comments.DESCO Group, a developer in the St. Louis area, is proposing a $53 million redevelopment for the Meacham Park...
Agency Targets A.G. Edwards' Trader
A.G. Edwards let an unregistered commodities adviser improperly make trades in the accounts of some Ohio customers, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission said Wednesday.Meanwhile, the CFTC said, the adviser, Roger Wright of Mechanicsburg, Ohio,...
And Now It Can Be Told: Hill in Comptroller Race
MARK YOUR TIMETABLE: Tonight at 7 at the Carondelet Businessmen's meeting in Port Carondelet, the South Broadway banquet hall, former St. Louis assessor Dennis Hill will announce his independent candidacy for St. Louis comptroller in the March primary....
A Place for Memories O'fallon Historical Society Seeks a Permanent Location
After years of storing artifacts in members' houses and a bank vault, the O'Fallon Historical Society now can show its collections in a more suitable location.The society has set up a museum in the old O'Fallon Public Library, originally the First National...
A Real Standout Slu Recruit Heinrich More Than Just a Basketball Player
Chris Heinrich has a way of making store clerks stop whatever they're doing as soon as he walks in the door. They crane their necks skyward and ask, "How tall are you?"Six feet 11 inches, he'll say for the millionth time in his life.Which makes the clerk...
A Riveting, Powerful Ride Prints from Wpa Projects Combine History, Art, and Social Criticism
With more than 100 pieces of work by more than forty African-American artists, "Alone In a Crowd" could have been a mind-boggling jumble of disparate voices.Fortunately, the opposite proves true.Culled from the vast print collection of Reba and Dave...
Army Hopes Sex Cases Are Isolated
Army officials said Wednesday they want to find out whether sexual misconduct at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and at an Army training base in Maryland are evidence of more widespread abuses within the armed forces."We're looking to see if there's a...
A Sign of Trouble the Famous Hollywood Sign Is a Friendly Beacon a Unless You Live in the Neighborhood
Living in the shadow of Los Angeles' most famous landmark, the Hollywood sign, isn't all it's cracked up to be.Just ask Dino Williams, who has lived near the 45-foot-tall, 450-foot-long historic monument on Mount Lee for 45 years. Every time there's...
A Super Event Comic Book Convention Brings the Best from Mad, the X-Men and Others
After 58 years of flirting, one of the most storied comic-book couples finally tied the knot.Superman and Lois Lane, whose relationship began in Action Comics issue #1 in 1938 a and has also played out on TV and film since then a married both in print...
Audit Found Early Problems in City Program
Financial problems in the administration of Midnite Basketball started not long after Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. kicked off the program in January 1994.The Midnite Basketball program, designed to deter young men from crime, has been under fire for a week...
Auditions & Announcements / Artistic Opportunities
The New Theatre: Auditions for "Sylvia," "Molly Sweeney" and "Love Valour! Compassion!" 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at The New Theatre, 634 N. Grand, Room 100. For audition appointment, call 531-8330.Midwest Lyric Opera Company: Chorus auditions...
Baumruk Ruling Expected in Days Courthuse Shooter Is Seeking Release
A judge will decide within a week whether Clayton courthouse shooter Kenneth M. Baumruk will be released from the state mental hospital at Fulton, where he has been a patient since February 1994.Macon County Circuit Judge Ronald M. Belt must make a decision...
Beginning to Retool Club, Giants Send Williams to Indians for Trio
Concerned about their ability to re-sign free agent Albert Belle, the Cleveland Indians traded for Matt Williams on Wednesday in what the Giants say is the first move in a team makeover.Williams, one of baseball's top home run hitters, was obtained by...
Best Bets for the Week of Nov. 14-20
ThursdayDo You Read Me?: Some of the world's top authors will take part in the annual Writers Harvest, a nationwide poetry and prose slam that raises money to fight hunger. The St. Louis version, at Washington University's West Campus Center, features...
Bishops Tighten Relationship with Catholic Colleges Missouri Prelate Praised for Leadership in Preparing Response to Papal Mandate -
MISSOURI BISHOP JOHN J. Leibrecht won wide acclaim here Wednesday for gracefully steering the National Catholic Bishops through what could have been rough waters.He presented and got bishops to approve a document mandating a new, closer relationship...
Blacks Riot after Officer Is Cleared
Hours after a white policeman was cleared in a fatal shooting that sparked unrest last month, angry blacks returned to the same streets Wednesday, wounding two officers and attacking passers-by.One of the officers was shot in the leg, and a sheriff's...
Blaze in Trailer Kills 8-Month-Old; 2 Children Saved
As fire swept through his family's home near Mascoutah early Wednesday, Jason Zimmerman broke down the door of the burning trailer and rushed to rescue his daughter, Ashley, 4, and son, Cody, 2.But neither Zimmerman nor any of the others who came to...
Blues Trade Noonan to NY for Momesso
Mike Keenan traded one of his favorites Wednesday to re-acquire a favorite from the Blues' past. The Blues general manager sent right winger Brian Noonan to the New York Rangers for left winger Sergio Momesso. Both are 31.Keenan signed Noonan as a free...
Borgia Finds Easier Start with Salem
Borgia High, a traditional power in the Missouri Class 3A football playoffs, took a young team into the postseason last year and got bounced in the first round.This year, the Knights are a legitimate threat for the school's second state football title...
Bosley: Demolition Is Needed Downtown
Downtown St. Louis needs a mixture of old and new buildings to regain its vitality, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. said Wednesday."You're not going to be able to save everything downtown," Bosley told Post-Dispatch editorial writers. "Hugging the buildings...
Brew-Haha Kona Coffee Lovers Got Burned by Bean Scheme, U.S. Charges
Ahhh. The rich, robust aroma of fresh-brewed Hawaiian Kona coffee.Or was it?For nine years, federal officials now say, millions of java lovers who believed that they were enjoying the expensive Hawaiian brand might actually have been drinking cheaper...
Briefs
MISSOURISCOUTING FOR FOODCanned Good Collection Set For Saturday About 35,000 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will canvass homes across the region Saturday to pick up donated food in the annual Scouting for Food drive, the largest one-day effort of its kind...
Briefs
CHICAGOBernardin's Condition `Grave,' Archdiocese SaysCardinal Joseph Bernardin, who has battled cancer for more than a year, was in grave condition Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Chicago said. The 68-year-old prelate, senior cardinal in the church's...
Briefs
MISSOURISCOUTING FOR FOODCanned Good Collection Set For Saturday About 35,000 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will canvass homes across the region Saturday to pick up donated food in the annual Scouting for Food drive, the largest one-day effort of its kind...
Burroughs Grinds It out in 12-0 Win
John Burroughs coach Jim Lemen considered abandoning his offensive game plan when quarterback Jason Kaplan threw an interception on the team's first possession against Berkeley. Lemen gave it further thought when Kaplan was sacked, ending the Bombers'...
Burroughs Grinds Way Past Berkeley
John Burroughs coach Jim Lemen considered abandoning his offensive game plan when quarterback Jason Kaplan threw an interception on the team's first possession against Berkeley. Lemen gave it further thought when Kaplan was sacked, ending the Bombers'...
Call Mentor Project Turns Youngsters to Right Track
To hear him tell it, Demetrius Washington was an 11-year-old gangster two years ago.He and his friends at the Colony North apartment complex in unincorporated North St. Louis County would get suspended from school and break neighbors' windows for fun....
Caminiti's Big Season for Padres Earns Most Valuable Player Award
San Diego Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti, who helped lead his team to its first division title in 12 years, on Wednesday became the fourth unanimous choice as National League Most Valuable Player.Caminiti was voted first on all 28 ballots from a panel...
Can You Surf with the Big Dogs? Mr. Cook's Pop Quiz Divines What Kind of Geek You Are
It has come to my attention that some of you haven't been paying attention. This unfortunate situation leaves me no alternative but to throw a pop quiz. If you all do well, maybe next week we can get back to the regular column.You may now begin.1. Which...
Challenger Claims Win over 9-Term Congressman
Rep. Bob Dornan trailed a Democratic newcomer by 929 votes Wednesday in suburban Los Angeles' Orange County, and the challenger claimed victory.The Democrat, Loretta Sanchez, 36, made her announcement even as thousands of ballots remained uncounted....
Chewing the Fat
Talking with Casey Blankenship,co-owner with her husband Karl and their partners, Frank and Jane Bowles, of Slapstix, 1732 S. Ninth St. in SoulardYou're returning to the restaurant business after 18 years. What made you come back? My husband wanted to...
Class Canceled Illinois Quit on Tepper, Not Other Way around, and the University Will Lose First-Rate Coach
A couple of years back, as Illinois football coach Lou Tepper skipped down the steps of Memorial Stadium like a schoolboy, he pondered what else he might do.A head coaching job at another college? he was asked. A coaching job in the NFL? No, he answered...
Clearinghouse Blues: Father Fights Ncaa, Wins
To Bill Durham of St. Charles, the NCAA is just a four-letter word in capital letters.Durham, 49, is a rarity. He fought the National Collegiate Athletic Association without the aid of a lawyer - and won.The NCAA tried to prevent his only child, Tim,...
Clinging to Hope of a Cure - If You Can Afford It
IN THE 15 YEARS that Debra Lakin has worked at Laumeier Sculpture Park, she's done a little of everything: answered phones, licked envelopes, staged fund-raising bashes and been the publicity machine for Laumeier's exhibitions and its annual contemporary...
Clinton Hasn't Softened on Amendment
Concerned that remarks by President Bill Clinton might help the prospects of the balanced budget constitutional amendment, administration officials told reporters Wednesday that Clinton meant to emphasize that he would fight its likely approval by Congress.On...
Colts Bolt by Webster in 27-12 Win
Parkway Central High's Colts refused to let visiting Webster Groves get jump-started Wednesday night.The Colts took advantage of some first-half breaks and then turned it over to their defense in a 27-12 Class 5A sectional football victory. Webster,...
Concert Previews
Graham Parkerw/The Figgs, 10 tonight at Cicero'sBefore there was Elvis Costello, there was Graham Parker. But the fates haven't been nearly so kind to Parker. Despite having recorded some of the best, if largely ignored, albums of the late `70s and early...
Council Gets an Earful over Airport Noise
The audience at Tuesday night's St. Charles County Council meeting was a sea of yellow, the color of T-shirts worn by members of St. Charles County Citizens Against Aircraft Noise.Members of the organization came out in force to urge the council to take...
Council Move Might Limit Powers of Administrator Big Contracts Would Need Approval from Officials
The St. Charles City Council is close to deciding that it will limit the authority of the city administrator to award contracts without the approval of elected officials.Council members Tuesday night discussed an amendment to a bill that would require...
Curtain Raisers
Tragic Love Story IHenry Schvey, chair of the Performing Arts Department at Washington University, notes that "The Dybbuk" (opening Friday for a two-weekend run at the school's Edison Theatre) has been described as "Romeo and Juliet" meets "The Exorcist."...
Day by Day
TODAYCOLLEGE THEATER - The farcical fable "Under the Sycamore Tree" will be presented at 8 p.m. by students of the St. Charles County Community College's speech and theater department in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the campus, 4601 Mid...
Derring-Do Balloonist Plans St. Louis Launch for Solo Trip around the World
Sixty-nine years ago, Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic Ocean gave St. Louis a place in aviation history. Steve Fossett wants to do it again by circumnavigating the earth in a balloon, starting from St. Louis.Fossett, 52, a securities dealer...
Devils Beat Caps in Ot, Extend Win Streak to 5
Scott Niedermayer scored at 3:04 of overtime Tuesday night to extend the New Jersey Devils' winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory at home over the Washington Capitals.John MacLean passed the puck to Neidermayer, who beat Jim Carey from the left circle...
Dialing for Hollers Talk Radio Equals Hate Radio in the Minds of Many - but Is That Really the Case?
Roger Fredinburg is just a regular guy. So much so, in fact, that the nationally syndicated radio host bills himself as simply "The Regular Guy."White, middle-aged, conservative, distrustful of the government, wary of the media, vehemently pro-gun and...
Dierdorf Angry; Was Portrayed as Being Drunk
Sports talk radio may have hit a new low when San Diego station XTRA pulled a questionable April Fools' Day-type prank in the middle of November without labeling it a prank.Talk show hosts Steve Hartman and Bill Werndl claimed to be interviewing ABC-TV's...
District Educators Hear Community in First-Ever Gathering
A communitywide brainstorming session of sorts took place in Arnold last week so residents could talk about educational issues involving the Fox School District.School district officials referred to the gathering last Thursday as an educational summit...
Districts Would Get 25% of Tax Revenue from Proposed Mall
Eureka plans to pay 25 percent of property taxes collected from a proposed 282-acre shopping mall to school, fire and other tax-levying jurisdictions, Mayor Robert Berry says.NesDor Group, the developer of the proposed St. Louis MegaMall, is seeking...
Dodging Fallout Ex-Clinton Aide Suggests outside Panel Handle Pardons
A FORMER AIDE to President Bill Clinton is suggesting that Clinton refer to an independent outside panel any requests for presidential pardons by figures in the Whitewater investigation.The ex-aide, David Gergen, said in an interview here Wednesday that...
Don't Tell Anybody, but We Know about a Great Little Sale
THE NEW YORK fashion maven said that she couldn't imagine a worse day to be in St. Louis. The weather here was fine, the best stores and restaurants were open for business and the Gateway Arch had short lines for getting to the top.But the fashion-savvy...
Downhearted No More a Song, a Sample and a Lucky Break Put the Gods on Radio
On CD, Primitive Radio Gods is essentially one guy. That one guy is Chris O'Connor.All you need to hit these days is one song. For Chris O'Connor, that one song is "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand.""It took me by surprise...
Drill Sergeant Gets 5-Month Sentence `I Was Wrong,' Says NCO at Court-Martial
A drill sergeant who admitted having sex with three female recruits at Fort Leonard Wood is expected to begin serving five months today in a military prison at Fort Sill, Okla. In addition, a military judge gave him a bad conduct discharge from the Army...
Earnings, Fed Inaction Give Stocks Boost
Stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left benchmark lending rates unchanged and investors looked to corporate earnings for their cues.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 8.20 to 6274.24, its sixth consecutive closing record."`The main pillar...
Egypt Begins Economic Push
The most revealing thing about the Middle East Economic Conference that opened in Cairo on Tuesday was that it was held at all.There was a big fight here over whether to host this annual gathering of 1,500 global investors and Arab and Israeli business...
Einstein's Bedroom Formula: B No Letters Trace Relationships with His First Wife and Sons
THE STIPULATIONS were as cold and precise as any of his mathematical equations. In July 1914, Albert Einstein wrote to his first wife, Mileva Maric, the mother of his two sons, laying down a series of conditions under which he would agree to continue...
EPA Admits Losing Documents Some May Have Contained Trade Secrets of Chemical Companies
THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency acknowledges it lost 200 confidential documents containing sensitive data belonging to chemical companies. Two private subcontractors were responsible for keeping track of the papers to keep them safe.The papers may...
FAA Extending Comment on Lambert Growth Plans
Public comment on a federal study of the proposed westward expansion of Lambert Field will be allowed for another six weeks.The Federal Aviation Administration said last week that it was extending the time to comment on its draft environmental-impact...
Facts Not Trivial to Authority on East St. Louis Lore
Bill Nunes has already published one book about the history of East St. Louis, and he's writing a second one.But that's not the end of his fascination with his old hometown. He has just produced a 1997 East St. Louis Trivia Calendar with a question for...
Family Stuff
A Timely AffairFor the latest in toys and games for children, check out a new event called Toy Chest this weekend at the Olivette Community Center, 9723 Grandview Drive. Vendors and artisans from across the country will show off their latest wares for...
Fewer People Dying of Cancer, Report Says Prevention, Early Detection, Treatments Helped
For the first time in at least 60 years, deaths from cancer are dropping steadily.Gains have been especially notable in lung, colorectal and prostate cancer among men, and in breast, colorectal and gynecological cancers among women.There has been no...
Free Movement in Bosnia Needed, Christopher Says
With hundreds of Bosnian Muslims threatening to reclaim their Serb-held homes by force, Secretary of State Warren Christopher told Bosnia's leaders Wednesday that freedom of movement was essential to peace. He said tensions were rising to a critical...
From Arrows to Automatic Rifles
Come Saturday morning, thousands of Missourians of all classes will rise well before dawn to march into the dark, cold stillness of rural fields and forests. Seeking a spot that affords a little cover and a panoramic view, they will wait in patient silence,...
Gop Must Close the Gender Gap
When feminists began touting the GOP's gender gap with Ronald Reagan's victory in 1980, Republicans yawned: When your candidate rides a sweeping landslide to the White House, the gender gap is the other side's problem.But Bill Clinton's victory in 1992...
Greene, Farr Grapple with Differences
Holy headlock! What once shaped up as an amiable meeting of pro wrestling aficionados quickly deteriorated Wednesday into a potential grudge match.During a conference call with St. Louis reporters, linebacker/occasional wrestler Kevin Greene of the Carolina...
Griffin Pleads Innocent Trial of Ex-Speaker Set to Begin Jan. 6
Former Missouri House Speaker Bob Griffin pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges of racketeering, bribery and mail fraud.Griffin, whose 15 years as House speaker made him one of the most powerful men in Missouri politics, entered the plea in a routine...
Hail to the Chief Music Teacher, Students `Adopt' African Village
Students at Barbara Jordan School in University City call their music teacher chief, as in African-village chief.The teacher, Mark Davis, and his wife, Evia Davis, both 42, were crowned the summer before last in Gomoa Obuasi in Ghana.Since then, students...
Hazelwood Central Wins by a Foot Hawks Beat Pattonville on Late Fg
A game that seemed destined to be decided by the arm of Hazelwood Central's Jim Mitchell or the legs of Pattonville's Brian Lewis instead came down to the foot of Hazelwood Central kicker Nick Todd.After watching Mitchell pass for 263 yards and three...
Hear Here
WirelessRadio Iodine returns from an extended absence to perform Saturday at Mississippi Nights.The band, built around vocalist Ellen Persyn, laid off regular gigs for several months in order to work on their first album for Radioactive Records. A four-song...
Hearing Aid? It May Be New Attitude Is Needed
Dear Abby: I had to comment on the letter from "R.H.G.," whose mother refuses to wear a hearing aid because she thinks it will make her "old." If she tries one matter-of-factly and refuses to let it change her lifestyle, hardly anyone will notice it.I...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Hero of Style: The Story Behind the Comeback of Polartec
AARON FEUERSTEIN became an overnight folk hero last December after a catastrophic fire burned three buildings to the ground at his knitting mills in Lawrence and Methuen, Mass.He could, as people kept saying in wonderment, have taken the insurance money...
He's a Blues Guy, Too Thom Sharp Takes to the Ice for Charity
Here's a much-needed tonic for the St. Louis Blues: a between-periods pep talk by the irrepressible Boatmen's Guy.Bank pitchman Thom Sharp will make an on-ice appearance after the second period of the Blues-Calgary Flames game Saturday.And there'll be...
High Court Reverses Deportation Ruling
The Supreme Court made it easier on Wednesday for the government to deport some immigrants who entered the country fraudulently.Ruling unanimously in a California case, the court said the Immigration and Naturalization Service could deny waivers to some...
His & Hers Seperate Bedrooms Were Once Unthinkable for Any but Estranged Couples. but Some Believe They Can Bring a Measure of Marital Tranquility
AFTER Franklin's admission of his affair with Lucy Mercer, Eleanor moved into a separate bedroom. The marriage resumed. But for Eleanor a path had opened, a possibility of standing apart from Franklin. No longer did she have to define herself solely...
Homefront This Week: Blues and Reggae Homefront Is a Rotating Local Music Column Keeping You Up to Date on St. Louis' Various Music Scenes
Candle Shtick For Townsend:The man known as Mule since the 1920s, local blues patriarch Henry Townsend has been kicking in our stall for most of his 87 years.Mississippi-born, St. Louis-bred Townsend started his professional career more than 70 years...
Horror Stories about Hmos Ignore Achievements of Managed Care
Health maintenance organizations, better known as HMOs, are easy to hate. The charges against them are familiar: They take you away from your old doctor. They don't let you see a specialist without permission. They squeeze nickels until the buffalo screams....
Humor, Here's Your Sting 22-Year-Old Mines the Irony of History for Hard-Hitting Jokes
At 14, an age when many kids are angst-ridden about delivering the perfect pickup line, comedian Dave Chappelle was more concerned about delivering the perfect punch line."It's really great Jesse Jackson is running for president," one of his jokes went...
In 1st Meeting in City, Board Hears Parents, Pupils Tout Program
A Parkway School Board meeting held in St. Louis to encourage participation by transfer students' parents in educational activities drew a fairly strong crowd.Superintendent Jere Hochman said that although he thought the recent meeting at the Shaw Community...
Index
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It's the Water Ciccarelli, at 36, Discovers Fountain of Youth in Tampa
In the land of retirement communities, Dino Ciccarelli has discovered that he's no where near retirement. In fact, the veteran right winger has discovered a fountain of youth in Tampa on Florida's Gulf Coast."What's in the water in Tampa Bay?" he asked,...
Jim and Tammy Faye: Unctuous as Ever
PRAISE THE LORD and pass the mascara! Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker are back! Not prison, cancer, drug addiction, Jessica Hahn nor Jerry Falwell can keep these televangelists down.In their heyday, they were the biggest stars on Christian television. Their...
Kukoc Picks Up the Slack as Bulls Breeze by Heat
Toni Kukoc came off the bench and scored 26 points on a night when his teammates struggled with their shooting. That helped the unbeaten Bulls maintained their mastery of the Miami Heat by winning 103-71 Wednesday in Chicago.Michael Jordan scored 28...
Lasersight Begins Campaign to Improve Financial Standing
LaserSight Inc. said Wednesday that it wants to correct the financial markets' myopic view of its business and it has hired A.G. Edwards & Sons to help.Michael R. Farris, LaserSight's president and chief executive, said in a statement announcing a $2.1...
Legislators, Judges May Get Raises Citizens Panel Oks Increases of 13 to 23 Percent
Serving in the Missouri Legislature and on the bench could pay a lot better starting July 1.A citizens commission voted Wednesday to give hefty raises - ranging from 13 percent to 23 percent - to state legislators and judges. The plan will take effect...
Look Who's Talking. and Listening
"Plenty of surveys have shown that the talk-radio audience is a well-informed, intelligent audience," notes Howard Kurtz, media critic and author of a book on the talk radio format. "The notion that it's just a bunch of rednecks is totally off base.""Then...
Lopped Locks Short-Haired Greene Ready for a St. Louis Homecoming
When Kevin Greene signed a free-agent contract in May with Carolina, he made a clean break from the Pittsburgh Steelers. Or at least a clean-cut break.Those flowing blond locks, the ones that made him look like a bass guitarist in a rock band? Chopped,...
Mailing of Newsletter Irks Alderman
A recent newsletter should not have been mailed to residents of Weldon Spring without approval of the Board of Aldermen, says Alderman Margaret Culver, 2nd Ward.Culver said at the board's meeting Tuesday night that $525 should not have been spent on...
Many Will Hear Echo of Somalia
U.S. troops would go to Zaire to head off immediate catastrophe. But they'd step into the midst of long-running disaster.Would it work?Don't look for easy optimism, warns Ken Curtin, program director for Central Africa at the International Rescue Commission....
Mehlville Takes Jackson Down a Peg
The city of Jackson, Mo., is roughly 100 miles south of St. Louis, down Interstate 55. And the Jackson High football team is roughly 100 miles south of the Mehlville High, down the Missouri Class 5A trail.The distance between the two teams was evident...
Micds Converts Turnovers into Trouncing of Affton
On a night more fit for ducks and geese than football players and fans, the Rams beat the Cougars.Playing in a freezing mist and light snow, Mary Institute-Country Day School rolled over Affton 40-0 in the sectional round of the Missouri Class 3A playoffs...
Military Fashions on the March
THERE IS SOMETHING unsettling about the forward march of military style on designer runways in the opening weeks of the international fashion season. Uniforms, battle fatigues, camouflage patterns and Eisenhower jackets have made appearances.At Gucci...
Minerva Elizabeth Hill Scott; Community Leader in Kinloch
Minerva Elizabeth Hill Scott, a community leader in Kinloch, died Monday (Nov. 11, 1996) at University Forest Nursing Care Center in University City after a long illness. She was 78.Mrs. Scott lived most of her life in Kinloch and devoted much of her...
More like a Rolling Stone Once Complete Unknowns, Jakob Dylan's Wallflowers Bloom outside the Shadow of His Famous Father
Four years ago, the Wallflowers seemingly had all the ingredients to make a big first impression on the rock and roll scene.Signed to major label Virgin Records, the Los Angeles-based group had recorded a solid collection of rootsy, rough-hewn songs...
Morning Briefing
Fed Leaves Interest Rates Alone This TimeFederal Reserve policy-makers, after reviewing data suggesting the economy is moderating and inflation is not a threat, decided Wednesday not to raise short-term interest rates.The Fed offered no explanation for...