St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 22, 1994

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2 Challengers Square off against Bush Lawyer and Businessman Vie for Incumbent Mayor's Spot in February Primary
East St. Louis Mayor Gordon D. Bush will face two challengers - one a lawyer and precinct committeeman and the other a longtime businessman and former city official - in the city election primary in February.Ricky R. Black, who grew up in East St. Louis,...
A Balanced-Budget Amendment?
The GOP Contract With America pledges congressional action on a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget. In fact, a vote on a balanced-budget amendment is the very first item in the set of 10 proposals in the contract.A balanced-budget amendment...
A Call for Help Some Complex Issues Led O'liney to Mizzou; Now He's Simply P.O
Paul O'Liney's curious Odyssey began in Baton Rouge, La., with a clump of aluminum foil and a carved-out milk jug."Just stapled it to the wall and just started shooting," O'Liney said.Until recently, scant moments have been as simple or serene. Although...
Ama Drops Support for Converting Gays
Reversing a 13-year-old policy, the American Medical Association has stopped recommending efforts to turn unhappy gay men and lesbians into heterosexuals.In a report adopted by the AMA's governing House of Delegates earlier this month, the association...
And Now, Walter Matthau Plays a Real Genius
FOR all practical purposes, veteran Oscar-winner Walter Matthau became Albert Einstein for the three-month duration of the filming of "I.Q."He walked in the back yard of Einstein's home in Princeton, N.J. He wore a baggy sweatshirt and corduroy pants...
Applying Fertilizer Is a Year-Round Job
Applying fertilizer in the fall may seem an unlikely way to help plants grow better. But to grow the best plants, the gardener must first grow the best soil. And that is a year-round process.Getting at least part of the work out of the way in the fall...
Army Day Lands at Lambert Airport Handles Soldiers Heading Home for Holidays
Lambert Field turned seasonally green - well, Army green - on Wednesday, when 2,270 soldiers trooped through the terminal on their way home for the holidays.Long before sunrise, the soldiers boarded buses at Fort Leonard Wood, where they're undergoing...
A Slats Grobnick Christmas Story: Not Traditional
Mike Royko is on vacation. In his absence, we are reprinting some of his favorite columns. This column was published on Dec. 26, 1969.THOSE of us who grew up in a big city can sometimes feel we missed out on the typical American Christmas.The schoolbooks...
Authorities Defend Officer Who Shot Homeless Assailant
Federal officials are defending the shooting of a knife-wielding homeless man outside the White House as a justified use of force because the man ignored orders to give up his weapon.The man, Marcelino Corniel, 33, was charged Wednesday with a single...
Bear Den: Cozy Museum in Belleville Is Crammed with Stuffed Animals
Outside the small house at 602 Fulton Street the signs warn: "Watch out for Bears" . . . "Do not feed or pet bears" . . . "Bear crossing."Neighbors know not to be alarmed. The Emma Kunz House Museum is just as it seems: a cozy brick home with black shutters...
Benny Green: Jazz Pianist Hitting on All 88 Keys
NO one could ever accuse Benny Green of not having a sense of jazz history. The 30-year-old pianist, who, last year, received the Glenn Gould International Protege Prize from the City of Toronto, spent his youth listening to recordings of his heroes,...
Beware of Shade Trees That Grow Quickly
Q: We lost a beautiful Bradford pear tree in a recent windstorm. The arborist who removed the tree said that Bradford pears were prone to breakage and advised us to select another species for replacement. We need the tree to shade a screened porch...
Big Numbers for Ceballos and Lakers
Cedric Ceballos got 50, and the Lakers got 2,500.Ceballos scored a career-high 50 points Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Lakers beat Minnesota 108-95. The victory was the 2,500th for the Lakers' franchise, second most in National Basketball Association...
Board Considering New High School to Increase Space
The Northwest School Board is considering options for providing more space for the district's growing enrollment.The district is leasing mobile classroom units this year but still needs more space.Assistant Superintendent Tom Gerling says the board is...
Bonds Carried Little Notice of Risk
A key element of the federal investigation into the Orange County financial debacle is what buyers of the county's municipal bonds were told about the investment fund's condition.Or rather, what they weren't told.Orange County muni bond documents filed...
Books on Tape
"RUNNING FROM SAFETY" By Richard Bach (6 hours, unabridged, Audio Renaissance, $22.95)</P><P>As in "Illusions," another work of Bach fiction, the author is the main character. Two main characters, in fact, because 9-year-old Dickie...
Briefs
CHESTERFIELD VALLEYCrew Overcomes Faulty Landing GearThe crew of a twin-engine turboprop airplane had to lower the landing gear using an emergency hand crank before landing safely Wednesday at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, airport director Richard Hrabko...
Briefs
AGRICULTURE SECRETARYKansan Appears To Be Front-runner.Outgoing Rep. Dan Glickman, D-Kan., is the front-runner in President Bill Clinton's search for a new agriculture secretary, sources said Wednesday.The president hopes to quickly replace Agriculture...
Briefs
SOUTHERN ILLINOISCarbondale Tries To Attract New AirlineSouthern Illinois Airport at Carbondale lost its commercial airline service after Midway Connection pulled out recently, but airport manager Gary Shafer isn't giving up hope.Shafer said negotiations...
Briefs
AGRICULTURE SECRETARYKansan Appears To Be Front-RunnerOutgoing Rep. Dan Glickman, D-Kan., is the strong front-runner in President Bill Clinton's search for a new agriculture secretary, sources said Wednesday.The president hopes to quickly replace Agriculture...
Chechens Keep Fighting, While Running out of Ammunition
Rebel Chechens holding off a Russian attack refused to give in Wednesday despite running out of ammunition. Officials at the Kremlin admitted that the offensive had bogged down temporarily.Russia ordered fresh troops into rebel Chechnya Wednesday after...
Chicago Kid Illini's Garris Endured Harder Times Than Missing Those 2 Free Throws
On the court, Kiwane Garris is a poker-faced player in baggy shorts. A card shark who deals passes swiftly, betrays nothing in his menacing game face, and then collects your chips before you even had a good gander at your hand.A pass whipped to Jerry...
Christmas Spirit Bringing Son to Dying Mother
If the mountain passes are clear of snow and his 1981 Mercury doesn't give out, David Locke will make it home to St. Louis for Christmas to be with his dying mother.It took more than Santa to arrange Locke's trip from Oregon. This gift was from the Dream...
City Will Close Its Parks a Half-Hour after Sunset
The Webster Groves City Council has voted to change the closing time of the municipality's 15 parks from 11 p.m. to half an hour after sunset.The vote followed an appeal by resident Steve Fuller, who presented statistics showing that the majority of...
Clinton Revives Cold War Mood
When one of us asked Mikhail Gorbachev, "what is the difference between a politician and a great politician?" he remarked, "a politician is interested only in the next election, while a great politician is more concerned with the future."The recent U.S....
Clinton Shouldn't Ride the Caboose of Republican Train
The tax cuts that President Bill Clinton is offering are more modest and better-targeted than those promised by congressional Republicans. That said, little in this first speech since the midterm election suggested that he has figured out how to deal...
Clinton's Logging Plan for Northwest Is Ok'd
A federal judge upheld President Bill Clinton's logging plan for the Northwest's national forests Wednesday.U.S. District Judge William Dwyer wrote that both environmentalists and the timber industry had failed to prove that the plan was illegal.Dwyer...
Close the Books on Second Injury
Forriss Elliott of St. Louis was the only Second Injury Fund defendant to take his chances with a jury. The other lawyers and judges who were illegally involved in the fund administered by then-Attorney General William Webster have pleaded guilty to...
Cold Frames Are Invaluable for Flowers and Vegetables the Boxes, by Trapping the Sun"s Rays, Increase Temperatures
In Europe they are called hot boxes; in America, we call them cold frames. Whatever their name, they are invaluable devices for flower and vegetable gardeners alike and are surprisingly simple to make.A cold frame is a large, bottomless box topped with...
Coles Turns Up Heat as Miami Wins in 2 Ots
Bimbo Coles, who missed shots at the buzzer at the end of regulation and again in the first overtime, scored 10 of his 22 points in the second overtime, leading the Miami Heat to a 122-112 victory over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Coles...
Colorful Books Offer Warm Glow
SNUGGLE up with a stylish book this winter:On a cold night in St. Louis, you can almost feel the warmth of Provence as you page through "The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence" by Michael Jacobs, with photographs by Hugh Palmer (Thames and Hudson, $40)....
Commuter Train Blast Injures 41 Pandemonium Rules as Passengers Flee
A firebomb exploded on a crowded subway train Wednesday, creating pandemonium as hundreds of terrified riders bolted for the doors.At least 41 people were injured, four critically.Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Police Commissioner William Bratton said police...
Cookie Master Christmas Rush at Vitale's Bakery Ends with Some Delicious Deliveries
At Vitale's Bakery on the Hill, the cookie-boxing line in the back room buzzes with relatives plucking from the piles of their own baking. Just stay out of Angie's way.Angelina Vitale-Kaestner, 32, runs the place for her parents, Pete and Grace Vitale,...
Corcoran Wants Council to Act Onb Subvdivision Issue People Deserve Decision, Councilman Says
The incoming chairman of the St. Louis County Council wants the council to make a decision before Feb. 7 about a controversial proposal for a subdivision next to Rockwoods Reservation. On that day, voters in that area will consider incorporating as the...
Council Welcomes New Administrator, If a Bit Belatedly
The official welcome for the new St. Charles city administrator almost got lost in the trash.With the nonchalance of approving a new fire hydrant, City Council members approved on Tuesday the hiring of Henry D. Sinda as city administrator. They launched...
County Is Expected to Buy Two Buildings, 4-Acre Site
Elbow room is in the offing to help solve some of the space shortages for St. Charles County government.The County Council is expected to approve a bill next week to buy a four-acre site and two buildings in St. Charles at a cost of $360,000. The site...
Despite Holiday Connection, Rosemary Isn't Very Common
Few holiday plants are more steeped in religious and mystical tradition than the herb rosemary. Yet for all its historical connection to Christmas, it is not as commonplace as it might be, at least in North America.Over many centuries, rosemary has been...
Did St. Louis Bungle Bid for Big Grants? City Officials Say No Relative Financial Health Hurt, They Believe
ST. LOUIS POLITICIANS tried Wednesday to put the best face possible on the city's loss this week in the bidding for large federal grants, and they also defended their strategy in the competition.One reason cited by several St. Louis officials for the...
Dispatchers Tell How to Report Emergency
Dear Abby: I am an emergency (911) dispatcher in a town of 60,000 people.Our dispatch center serves the city police department, the sheriff, the city and county fire departments, and the local ambulance service.This means we dispatch fire, police and...
Donation of Van Keeps Shelter's Work Rolling
Prospects for a merry Christmas at Dorris Helping Hand Shelter in East St. Louis brightened considerably last week when Leon Streif, owner of Vandalia Bus Lines, gave the shelter a van to replace its broken-down pickup.The vehicle is far from new, and...
Don't Let the Winter Stop You from Policing Gardens for Weeds
Even winters beset with snow, ice and deep freezes have days that are sunny and relatively warm. For every heavy snowstorm, it seems, we get a week of days when it takes very little to work up a good sweat outdoors.It's on these balmy winter days that...
Early Abuse Could Cause Husband to Avoid Sex
Dear Ann Landers: I don't think you considered all the possibilities when you replied to "Hurting in Albuquerque," whose husband was not interested in sex and threw up the first few times they tried.You said he probably has a low testosterone level....
East St. Louis Still Short of Teachers
Some East St. Louis schoolchildren are still in overcrowded classrooms because of a severe teachers' shortage, Superintendent Geraldine Jenkins said Wednesday.Despite a recall of 47 laid-off teachers in late October, Jenkins said the district still needed...
Eitzel's Upbeat Mood Belies Morose Songs
FOR a guy whose gloomy reputation makes Morrissey look like Raffi, American Music Club lead singer Mark Eitzel was downright jolly throughout much of his performance Monday night at Cicero's.He blushed and smiled at the near-capacity crowd's warm applause,...
Environmentalists See Poll as Proof of Public Support Federation to Fight Gop `Contract'
When the smoke cleared after the November election, commentators pronounced the environmental movement dead or too disorganized to fight off efforts in Congress next year to block new pollution regulations.But a new poll released Tuesday reports that...
Exotic Gourmet Foods Are Big Sellers This Holiday Season
Move over cheddar cheese and summer sausage, make room under the Christmas tree for caviar and filet mignon.Americans are giving gourmet gifts for Christmas each year as the number of retailers selling high-priced specialty food booms.Even discounters...
Ex-Vashon Coach Now Drives Jaguars on a Winners' Road
For 12 years, Sherman Curtis has toiled in obscurity as a basketball coach in the Public High League.Now, the fruits of Curtis' labor are blossoming . . . at Gateway Tech High, where the Jaguars are 10-0 after thumping Visual and Performing Arts 66-12...
Fantasy Taken Too Far
"HEAVENLY CREATURES" Rating: R, sex, violence. Running time: 1:38.</P><P>THE GIDDY obsessions of early adolesence are brought stunningly to life in "Heavenly Creatures," based on the true story of two girls in New Zealand who created...
Fearing Ncaa, `Spoon' Avoids Mu-Illini Game
When Missouri and Illinois tip off tonight at Kiel Center, St. Louis basketball's most recognizable face and a prime Kiel tenant will be hundreds of miles from the building.Fact is, St. Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour thinks a new National Collegiate...
Firebomb Explodes on NY Subway at Least 43 Injured by Wall of Flames
A firebomb exploded on a crowded subway train Wednesday, creating pandemonium as hundreds of terrified riders bolted for the doors.At least 43 people were injured, four critically.Law enforcement officials said the firebomb, a mayonnaise jar filled with...
For Wilson Cruz, `Life' Imitates Life
FOR WILSON CRUZ, there's nothing "so-called" about "My So-Called Life."In tonight's episode (7 p.m. on Channel 2), 15-year-old Rickie Vasquez, coming to terms with his homosexuality, suddenly finds himself bloodied and homeless. After Cruz came out to...
Freedom of Speech, in Many Languages
The anti-immigrant sentiment that is growing in many parts of the United States took a decisive, well-deserved blow recently from a federal appeals court in California. It ruled unconstitutional an Arizona law that said all state business must be conducted...
Frenemies Are People You like the Least but Might Need the Most
Here's the deal: You're having a party, an open house, perhaps, or maybe you're in charge of the office festivity this year. At any rate, you graciously introduce two acquaintances."Why, my goodness. I don't believe you two have met. Hattie Fay, this...
Gingrich Would Change Rules of the Game
Newt Gingrich has announced his intention to violate the Constitution immediately upon becoming speaker of the House. On the first of its 100 days, the new Republican majority plans to impose a rule on the House that will require a three-fifths vote...
Gold Rush Has Folks in a Hurry
Dear Percy Ross: I have a request for my husband, who does not know I'm writing to you. I would like to ask you for $300 so I can buy a pump for his gold-dredging kit. This gold mining is not a hobby - it's something my husband is pursuing as a way of...
Gop's `Contract' Criticized Hunger Coalition Says Food Programs, Needy Facing Cuts
GOP Congressional leaders' Contract with America will dramatically cut food assistance for the poor and increase the financial burden on private charities, the Illinois Hunger Coalition has warned.The Hunger Coalition expects Illinois to lose $160 million...
Homeless Attacker Shot at White House Dies after Surgery
Marcelino Corniel, the knife-wielding homeless man shot by police in front of the White House, died Wednesday night after undergoing two long operations.Corniel, 33, died from cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit at George Washington University...
Homeowners Angry over Denial of Damages
Two couples in Town and Country are angry that a developer's insurance company refuses to pay for repairs of damage they say was caused by nearby blasting.The property owners are Jan and Lea Clayton of 2053 South Mason Road and Pat and Lee Hanley of...
Hootie & Blowfish Find Golf a Hoot
`MAN, DON'T YOU just love it?" exclaims Mark Bryan, standing wide-eyed in the middle of the Whiteford Valley Golf Course clubhouse in Ottawa Lake, Mich. "Look at all these guys sitting around, drinking beer, talking golf."The low buzz of friendly conversation,...
Hopes for Quick Agreement Dim in Baseball Negotiations
The guarded optimism from the day before all but vanished Wednesday at the baseball talks, and hope dwindled that an agreement would be reached before the latest salary cap deadline.Mediator W.J. Usery shuttled between players and owners, who were stuck...
In a Radical Change of Indoor Crops, Avid Gardener Begins Growing Orchids
Linda Wish and I met several years ago when I answered her advertisement for Japanese maples in the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin. She was selling, and I bought every chance I got.Since then, we have kept in touch, loosely, talking about the...
Inside out Lingerie Feels at Home Anywhere
SLIPS, BRAS, CORSETS and bustiers on the ready-to-wear runways?What's left to wear at home?Slips, bras and bustiers, if you want, plus cotton-knit tops and leggings, shiny-silver bodysuits, matte-cotton gowns, pleated-polyester turtlenecks and texture-rich...
Insurance Receiverships Need Controls, Says Kelly
Missouri insurance company receiverships cost $26.6 million to administer last year, and Auditor Margaret Kelly says the state Insurance Department needs more controls to determine how the money is being spent.One insurance company alone, Transit Casualty,...
In the Spotlight
Sarah MillerParkway South basketball playerYear In School: Senior.Height: 5 feet 8.Weight: 130 pounds.Position: Guard.Statistics: In Parkway South's 78-60 victory Monday over St. Charles, Miller scored 28 points. She was 13 of 20 from the field, including...
Island Owners Await U.S. Buyout Offer
Owners of Harlow Island, in southeast Jefferson County, are awaiting offers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to buy them out.The agency wants to buy Harlow and three other islands in the Mississippi River for use as flood plains and wildlife refuges.The...
Judge Agrees to Renovation of 3 Schools Parents Backed
A federal judge has cleared the way for the St. Louis School Board to renovate three elementary schools on the city's southern edge. Next problem: where to find the money.U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr.'s ruling on Meramec, Froebel and Oak Hill...
Judge Holding Fate of Couple's 65 Dogs Byrnes Mill Woman Angry over Removal
A judge will decide what to do with the 65 dogs that a couple had kept in their house in Byrnes Mill.Officials of the municipality, in northern Jefferson County, are relieved that the dogs - belonging to Felix and Doris Hollemeyer - have been removed...
Kennedy Resisted Urgings to Invade Cuba, Tapes Say
Congressional leaders privately urged President John F. Kennedy to invade Cuba at the outset of the Cuban missile crisis, newly released White House tapes show."We've got to take a chance somewhere, sometime, if we're going to retain our position as...
Legacy Book Tells Story of City's Growth and Contributions
For the past two years, the city of Bridgeton has been celebrating double anniversaries - receiving its charter in 1794 and incorporating in 1843.This year's events honored the city's bicentennial while activities in 1993 focused on the sesquicentennial...
Let the Braggin' Battle Begin Finally, a Real Game in Town
Remember when sports was fun?Remember when baseball players weren't on strike, hockey players weren't locked out, figure skaters weren't dangerous, and Lance Ito wasn't commissioner of the National Football League?In 1994, sports droned on like real...
Let the Braggin' Battle Begin Mu, Illini May Draw 21,000
When the University of Missouri and Illinois basketball teams clash tonight in the Braggin' Rights game at Kiel Center, the mere adornments dangling around the game will be enticement enough.The crowd, expected by Kiel officials to swell in excess of...
Malls to Conquer: Putting the Fun Back into Shopping
LAST TIME we heard from Darrinda, Bill's sister-in-law from Redfield, Ark., she'd called to say hi from Franklin Mills. She was on a nine-day bus tour with some Jehovah's Witnesses from Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. They'd already been to Washington,...
Man, 23, Gets Life Term after Guilty Murder Plea
Heath D. Priest, 23, formerly of St. Charles, pleaded guilty Wednesday of murdering Paul F. Kinion, 22, last year and stuffing the learning-disabled man into the trunk of a car.Priest made his plea before Circuit Judge Edward D. Hodge of Warren County,...
Man Accused of Murder Offers to Settle Estate
A former carpenter accused of giving his mother a fatal dose of morphine as she lay dying in her home in Maplewood has agreed with his siblings to settle her $124,000 estate.If Donald L. Bennett, 56, is found innocent of murdering his mother, he gets...
Mandela Delivers Warning Anc Must Not Abuse New Powers, He Says
Fresh from unopposed re-election as African National Congress president, President Nelson Mandela warned the party Wednesday to avoid letting its power breed corruption.In a measure of his enduring popularity, Mandela's sober, scolding speech was greeted...
Man Unable to Give Details on His Mysterious Injuries
Marvin Schuck's family believes he may have been beaten up.The Alton police believe Schuck may have fallen off a roof.But his doctors do not know what happened, because his serious injuries have kept him from telling them.Meanwhile, his friends at the...
Marfan Syndrome Can Affect Organs
Dear Dr. Donohue: I would like a brief discussion of Marfan syndrome. Isn't it genetic? Didn't Abraham Lincoln have this problem? I read that. How did it get the name?In the last century, Dr. Antonin Marfan, a French physician, described the syndrome...
Mayor, Aldermen to Get Pay Hikes Board Passes First Salary Increase since 1962
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen has voted the first salary increases since 1962 for aldermen and the mayor.But Alderman Robert H. Mayer, 4th Ward, opposed the increase."I'm troubled quite a bit by this particular bill," he said. "If we pass this bill,...
Mayor, Detective Indicted in Illinois Washington Park Officials Accused
Sylvester Jackson, the mayor of Washington Park, and Terrence Byas, a detective in the village Police Department, have been indicted on charges that they conspired to extort bribes for protection of illegal gambling.The seven-count indictment, returned...
Minnesota Loses Third in a Row
Kevin Granger scored 29 points for Texas Southern and Minnesota shot 29 percent from the field Wednesday night as the 16th-ranked Golden Gophers lost their third consecutive game, 71-50.Minnesota, which fell from 11th in the AP poll after an 82-75 defeat...
Morning Briefing
Cheeks Get Reprieve On Sentencing Till '95</P><P>Federal authorities have delayed the sentencing of Malcolm and Stephanie Cheek. Cheek, former president of Y&A Group Inc., and his wife were scheduled to hear their sentences Friday....
Mu, Illini Running Well in Football Recruiting Race
Basketball isn't the only sport on the minds of Mizzou and Illini loyalists. Each of their schools started fast in football recruiting this month and have oral commitnents for most of the scholarships they have to offer.Border raids by the Illini landed...
New Irish Prime Minister Confers with Ira Leader
Newly elected Prime Minister John Bruton and Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams held their first formal talks Wednesday and discussed the scrapping of guerrilla arms stockpiles in Northern Ireland.The two men said the issue of decommissioning arms was reviewed...
No. 8 Florida, No. 13 Cincinnati Fall
The cover of Jacksonville's current basketball media guide shows the Dolphins' 1969-70 team, which lost to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament final.On Wednesday night, Jacksonville re-entered the national spotlight by upsetting a nationally ranked team on its...
Not Historic 2 Old Houses May Be Razed Unless Moved
Two century-old houses on Sixth Street in St. Charles will be razed unless buyers come forward to move them.St. Charles City Council members voted Tuesday to grant Immanual Lutheran Church a permit to demolish the two houses. The time had come to decide,...
Numero Uno: Giorgio Armani Still Leads the Fashion Business
HE SPEAKS quickly, hardly stopping to pause for breath, as though his time is almost up and he hasn't yet said everything on his mind. Urgency forces out the words in a tossing river of thoughts.After 20 years in the business, it seems Giorgio Armani...
Nursing Care Facility Plan Is Modified
An area physician has revamped his plans to develop a skilled nursing care facility on the site of the former St. Rita's School in Vinita Park.The physician, Dr. Mack McCain, is proposing to raze the school building and construct a replacement. He dropped...
NURTURING A SPIRIT OF HOPE HELPING THOSE LESS FORTUNATE BENEFITS THE GIVER NO LESS Series: 100 Neediest Cases
Christmas is nearly here. And in spite of all the hype and hucksterism, it is still a time of enchantment and hope for many people.Christmas never gets old for those blessed with a warm, clean, comfortable home and more than enough to eat; the means...
Officials of Hospital, Schools Meet to Explore Partnership
Officials of the Kirkwood School District and St. Joseph Hospital are exploring ways they might be partners to meet some of the health needs of students.Officials of both organizations met recently to discuss ways to cooperate. David Damerall, Kirkwood...
Ostertag Gets the Message, Leads Ku Past Santa Clara
In an age when athletes usually don't accept criticism and punishment without objection, Greg Ostertag went another way.The 7-foot-2 senior center was benched by Kansas coach Roy Williams for the start of Tuesday night's 80-75 victory over Santa Clara...
Overturning Majority Rule
Peter Edelman is for President Bill Clinton one debacle that need not happen. The 1994 elections will have prevented a conflict with Capitol Hill if, because of them, Clinton decides not to nominate Edelman, a Georgetown University law professor, to...
Parents Seek to Restrict Board Control
A group of parents in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District wants to organize parents to break what it says is the school board's habit of making day-to-day decisions.Leigh Presti, one of the group's organizers, said, "We're not going to quit...
Party on as Wayne and Garth Would Say: Happy Holidays and Get out the Feedbag, Dudes
When the dip is called remoulade and the spread is pate, is it fair to call it an office party?If your company's idea of a Christmastime shindig is hot dogs and potato chips in a smoky bar, consider the following as one reason to go to law school, or...
People
Wedding belles:Model CHRISTIE BRINKLEY will marry developer Ricky Taubman today in Colorado, says The New York Times. She's the ex of singer BILLY JOEL.HEATHER LOCKLEAR and Bon Jovi guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA traded vows last week - twice. They had a...
Plan Would Give Gifted Students Workload Break
Students who take part in the gifted and talented program of the Parkway School District may get a break from completing every assignment they miss to attend gifted class.Paul Delanty, director of curriculum instruction, presented to the Parkway School...
Poinsettias Take Plant Sales Lead
The poinsettia, sold only for the six weeks surrounding the Christmas holiday season, has become the best-selling potted plant in the United States all year round.The poinsettia surpassed the chrysanthemum recently as the most-sold potted plant, according...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in an area court:BANK ROBBERIESSt. Louis: A man fled with an undisclosed amount of money from Roosevelt Bank,...
Professor's Lesson Stirs Nhl Players' Anti-Tax Stand
Locked-out National Hockey League players took an even stronger stand against the owners' payroll tax proposal after a lecture from an economics professor.Jerry Hausman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told 240 members of the NHL Players'...
Razing of House Upheld Judge's Ruling Seals Fate of Abandoned Structure; the Wrecking Ball Awaits
The abandoned house at 229 Randolph Street in Ferguson finally may meet the wrecking ball.On Tuesday, a St. Louis County judge refused to issue a temporary restraining order to keep the city from tearing down the house, which has caused nearly 10 years...
Recalling the Best Christmas Gifts of Years Past
WITH CHRISTMAS only a few days away, the party conversation turned naturally to gifts, and someone asked, "What was the best gift you ever got as a kid?"I liked that question, because so often we talk about the opposite - the one thing we didn't get,...