St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 27, 1995

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8th-Graders Take a Dive
Some eighth-graders at Belle Valley South School in Belleville are immersing themselves in their studies.And they're getting soaking wet.The students are in Leo Obernuefemann's scuba diving class. Two days a week during their lunch period, the students...
Al Davis Lurks Behind Nfl's St. Louis Phobia
When National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and the NFL owners gathered earlier this month in Dallas to hassle Georgia Frontiere, St. Louis and the Rams, we heard a lot of nervous side discussion about the Los Angeles Raiders.The rebellious...
Aldermen Approve Contract to Make Bryan Road Safer
Barry Peraino wants to replace the silk roses attached to a plaque that marks where his son and a friend were killed on Bryan Road last year.O'Fallon city officials want to replace the curve where the fatal crash occurred.O'Fallon aldermen Thursday approved...
Aldermen to Study Cost of Annexing Subdivisions
The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will try to determine the cost of annexing two subdivisions and a commercial area to the south.The area is part of the proposed city of Sappington-Concord, and Sunset Hills City Attorney Robert C. Jones says the municipality...
Ambush Rips Rockers, Goes 3-0 in 3 Days
In three days, backup goalie Bill Cowie doubled his win total for the season. All-Star forward Mark Moser broke his record for points in one season.From either perspective, it was a productive weekend from one end of the Ambush bench to the other.The...
An Elegant Entree to Pocket
MY GOOD CHINA, silver and linens have not seen the light of day since I packed them away after the holidays. However, I found the perfect reason to pull out my good tableware again.An assistant at my cooking school told me that her daughter, who lives...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: I have a 2-year-old gray cockatiel who has been laying eggs month after month - 39 eggs to date!I have contacted several veterinarians for advice, but they say that she has a hormone imbalance and nothing can be done. Do you have any advice?Your...
Anti-Drug Troupe Entertains, Teaches Skits, Poems Give 2nd-Graders Insight into Disabilities, Abilities
The performance at Ellisville Elementary School may not have been Saturday Night Live or Second City or Live at the Improv or even open-mike night at the Funny Bone. But it was improvisation, and the audience loved it.The second-graders at Ellisville...
A Price Too High
While some members of the Missouri House want to charge more money for public records and documents, a small, bipartisan group in the Senate wants to make sure that the public continues to get all the information it needs at a fair price. "I feel pretty...
A Taxing Look at Marriage, Gender and Divorce
Q. My wife refuses to sign our joint income tax return, just because our marriage may be going down the tubes. What can I do?A. A joint return must be signed by both spouses, even if only one had income. Because your wife refuses to sign a joint return,...
Aycock's Triple-Double Leads Ku Past Missouri
Angela Aycock recorded a triple-double with 25 points, 10 assists and 10 steals and added six rebounds in her final regular-season game as No. 24 Kansas beat Missouri 94-65 Sunday at Lawrence, Kan.Kansas (18-9, 8-6) jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first...
Backers of Mayoral Candidate Claim Harassment by Police
Rita Jackson, the former city clerk of Moline Acres, says she was harassed and jailed by police earlier this month without a charge or a reason.She says the police tried to intimidate her because she wants to see James C. Moose Jr. win the mayor's race...
Bar and Grill's Good Meals Give It Certain Permanence
In a neighborhood that has been in flux for 20 years, Ken Barry's Bar & Grill has remained - practically unchanged - and looks today like something out of a time warp. The small, dark place at 8428 Olive Boulevard (993-6619) is in one of a number of...
Barricade Sought to Cut Spanish Trails Drive Traffic
Residents of Brookwood Estates are fed up with speeding traffic and noise along Spanish Trails Drive and are seeking relief from St. Peters.A resolution introduced by Alderman Mike Snider, Ward 1, at last week's meeting of the Board of Aldermen called...
Being Responsible for Your Mistakes
SATURDAY my sister called me from Florida. As soon as she said, "Hi, Sis" I knew she was in trouble.I asked, "What's wrong?"She started to cry and said that half of her plants in her butterfly garden had died. Several weeks ago she was at a nursery and...
Belfour, Weinrich Lead Blackhawks Past Stars 2-1
Ed Belfour stopped 23 shots and defenseman Eric Weinrich scored a tie-breaking goal in the first period as the Chicago Blackhawks continued their road success with a 2-1 victory Sunday night over the Stars in Dallas.The road victory was the sixth in...
Blessed Assignment Photographer Considers Endangered Species Project a Privilege
MARYL LEVINE could feel the envy dripping through the telephone line."No question, it was a dream assignment," she said from a booth in the Honolulu airport. "But if I had known in advance what was involved, I don't know if I would have done it."Levine...
Bowl Them over with Simple Winter Squash and Apple Soup
I FIND THE natural sweetness and rich texture of winter squash irresistible. Smooth and tan or wrinkled and green, round, long or shaped like a hat - the various types of winter squash might look different on the outside, but inside is usually the same...
Briefs
MINNESOTA Fire's Fumes Send Hundreds FleeingA fire at a Minneapolis chemical supply company spewed chlorine fumes into the air and forced several hundred people from their homes early Sunday.All residents but those living within four blocks of the blaze...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Michael Duffy, Chuck LeRoi and Rick Green have founded Video Marketing Concepts, a full-service video marketing firm. Address: 12400 Olive Boulevard, Suite 555, St. Louis, Mo. 63141. Phone: 314-275-4442; fax: 314-275-8131.</P><P>Ruth...
Cafe Adds French Flavor to Belleville
A French cafe in one of the oldest sections of staid, German-American Belleville?With an owner-operator who is part French, part African-American?Ronnie Phillips, chef and proprietor, only smiles at the seeming incongruity."It's going good," Phillips...
Call on Global Competition? out at First
Whenever middle-class anger presses corporate executives to the wall, they counterattack with two words: "global competition."It's global competition, you see, that stagnates the standard of living for so many Americans. Or so we're told, anyway. We're...
Carlyle, Paris Wide-Eyed Entering Illinois Sweet 16
You'll have to excuse Angie Gherardini and Tom Punzelt if they get lost tonight.That's because Gherardini's Carlyle Lady Indians and Punzelt's Paris Lady Tigers are making their first-ever appearances in the Illinois State High School basketball supersectionals...
Carnahan, Nixon: Dichotomy
MEL CARNAHAN and Jay Nixon are both Democrats, but you wouldn't always know it.Even their staffers aren't always sure they're on the same side. When a rumor surfaced last year that Nixon might be running against Carnahan in '96, the governor's office...
Carrawell Might Be Sidelined
When Cardinal Ritter takes the floor in its Class 2A District 4 game against Principia at 8 tonight, the Lions might be without Chris Carrawell.Carrawell, a 6-foot-7 junior swingman, is touted as the area's top player. He suffered a shoulder injury Friday...
Children Say TV Encourages Sex Activity, Aggression
Most children say that what they see on television encourages them to take part in sexual activity too soon, to show disrespect for their parents, to lie and to engage in aggressive behavior.Those are the findings of a survey conducted by Children Now,...
China and the United States Signed a Comprehensive Agreement
China and the United States signed a comprehensive agreement on Sunday that should put teeth into Chinese laws protecting copyrights, trademarks and patents.The agreement capped 20 months of "often very difficult negotiations," said Deputy U.S. Trade...
Chrysler's New Minivans Are Moving at a Crawl Pilot Vehicles Put to Tests
Slowly and carefully, Chrysler Corp. is building its next generation of minivans in Fenton.The company is turning out just a few new minivans an hour, practically building them by hand, to smooth out any last problems before full production begins."We...
City Hires Lawyer to Fight Quarry Suit
St. Peters has hired a special counsel at $205 an hour to handle a $3.7 million lawsuit by the former owner of a St. Charles County quarry. The attorney is Thomas Carney of the St. Louis law firm of Husch & Eppenberger.James P. Davis, president and...
Coal Cure: Scientists Try to Fix Fuel's Problems
What do linseed oil, high-intensity light, soil tests, crop surveys and steel manufacturing have in common?They're all part of coal research projects at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where scientists are seeking ways to improve and expand...
College Board Steps into Electronic Age
Members of the Belleville Area College board of trustees gathered at the school's Belleville campus for their regular monthly meeting a couple of weeks ago.At the same time, they gathered at the school's Granite City campus. And at the Red Bud campus.What...
Comforting Custard Stirs Up Dinner
THE AUTHORS of "The Joy of Cooking" (Bobbs-Merrill Co.) write that custards "accompany the seven ages of man in sickness and in health. Rarely anywhere, however, are these delicacies prepared in ways that enhance their simple charms."One wonders what...
Committee Recommends Modified Subdivision
St. Louis County should allow construction of the Garden Valley Farms subdivision between Shepard and Eatherton roads in the Wildwood area if the developer makes changes that would eliminate about a dozen houses, a County Council committee has recommended.The...
Companies Expect More of Today's MBA Graduates
Corporations that once paid for their employees' MBA degrees as "a fringe benefit" now do so with the expectation of a direct return on the investment."Corporations now say, `You are a key person. You are part of our future and therefore we are going...
Compassion Isn't Enough, Major Repairs Are Needed
Recently, much has been said and written about the new approaches Congress wants to take with regard to welfare, personal responsibilities and even orphanages for "unwanted" children.A general cry of alarm has gone up among social service agencies and...
Construction to Close Section of Carondelet, Perhaps Permanently
Carondelet Avenue between Bemiston and Central avenues in downtown Clayton closed this month, and it may never reopen.The closing is the latest step in the construction of a 12-story jail at Carondelet and Central and the development of the nearby area.St....
Crisis Threatens Retired Teachers
When the Madison County Retired Teachers Association met recently, the retirees passed around a basket and pitched in donations to help neediest teachers among them.Some of the older teachers live on fixed pensions of $500, $600 or $700 a month. Now...
Democratic Primary Offers Two New Faces for Aldermanic Race
This year's race for alderman in the South Side's 10th Ward features two political newcomers - an irony for an area with one of the city's oldest Democratic Party ward clubs.One candidate, Craig Schmid, is a 35-year-old lawyer with experience in non-partisan...
Double Challenge Confronts Tyus in Aldermanic Race
In her bid for re-election, St. Louis Alderman Sharon Tyus, D-20th Ward, must overcome opposition from two of the strongest pillars in her neighborhood: the clergy and the Democratic ward organization.Undaunted, Tyus says she is running on her record...
Dress Code Sartorial Splendor Becomes Pupil's Political Statement
At first, Josh McElwee wore a dress to junior high school on a dare. Then, it became a political statement when his school principal questioned his morals.Dressed in black boots and a floral-pattern sun dress borrowed from his mother, the ninth-grader...
Driver Learns That Fines Are 'Xpensive'
IN MARLBOROUGH, X marks the squabbler.Dan Wheeler, a real estate broker from Fenton, discovered this after he got a ticket for speeding in Marlborough, that little village in south St. Louis County.Wheeler thinks a pair of X's on his traffic ticket cost...
East St. Louis' Bush Faces Write-In Challenge Candidate Betts `Very Serious' about Tuesday's Primary
East St. Louis voters won't find Hermon Betts' name on the printed primary election ballot Tuesday, but his campaign signs and billboards along State Street tell a different story. Betts is running hard to become the city's next mayor."I'm very serious...
Electrical Substation Unwelcome Board to Ask Ue to Keep It outside Neighborhood
The Frontenac Board of Aldermen has decided to echo the wishes of the mayor and residents and ask Union Electric Co. to build an electrical substation at a former gasoline station in Ladue instead of in Frontenac.Aldermen agreed last week to support...
Elizabeth Fitts: Helping Her `Darlings'
Home-care worker Elizabeth Fitts calls her elderly clients "my precious darlings." She credits them with a lifelong education in dignity, acceptance and courage."There are so many out there who are forgotten, and it just makes me so happy to help,"...
Ewing Scores 32, Oakley Returns as Knicks Top 76ers
Patrick Ewing had 32 points, 18 rebounds and four blocked shots Sunday night, and the New York Knicks found their intensity in the second half in rallying past the Philadelphia 76ers 104-99.Ewing had his fourth consecutive 30-point game as the Knicks,...
Ex-Orphans Speak out about Bad Experiences
Dear Readers: When I asked readers to share their experiences in orphanages, mail poured in from the United States and Canada. I then devoted an entire column to the responses from orphanage alumni whose experiences were mostly positive. In the interest...
Fishing around for Worthwhile Cooking Gadgets
HABITS ARE HARD to change.This amazing insight into human behavior struck me recently when I tried using a new barbecue tool. It was a device used to cook fish on the barbecue grill. It holds the fish between two hinged, wire mesh rectangles. It has...
Flood Study Holds Up Subdivision Approval
Concern that a new subdivision just south of Cliff Cave could add to floodwaters in a heavy rainstorm is slowing down the county's review of the development.The County Planning Commission recommended last week that the County Council approve a 65-house...
Folkl Factor like His Famous Sister, Kevin Has a Knack for the Dramatic
Mark Edwards gets paid to coach basketball at Washington University but lives to pull pranks on his erudite players.He pulled a doozy on Kevin Folkl, whose kid sister is Kristin Folkl, the two-sport freshman standout at Stanford.Many St. Louisans know...
Former Vess Owner Told to Take Permanent Vacation
After Don Schneeberger bought Vess Beverages Inc. in 1975, he rarely took a vacation. Now, less than a year after he sold the company, the new owners have told him to take a permanent vacation.Schneeberger sold the soft drink company on May 31 for $27.4...
Free Nation or a Welfare State?
The Republican welfare reform proposals, at first glance, seem harsh and punitive. But they are guideposts to a genuinely profound change that is consistent with the American identity.Beyond the questions of whether welfare encourages illegitimacy or...
Frustrated Ex-Client Urges Legal Action against Ex-Lawyer
Scott Marshall says he can't understand why it takes so long to bring a lawyer to trial who has already confessed to stealing.Marshall said that he found out in 1993 that his lawyer, Patrick J. Healey, had stolen $45,000 from him and also was stealing...
Georgetown Keeps Heat on Syracuse
Othella Harrington scored a season-high 27 points as Georgetown registered its second upset of the week - an 81-78 road victory over slumping No. 17 Syracuse on Sunday.Syracuse (18-7, 11-5 Big East) blew a 14-point first-half lead and fell behind by...
Good Old Meatloaf Finds a Place on Trendy Tables
IF YOU HAVEN'T noticed, food is getting trendier and trendier. As soon as someone has cooked up some really far-out dish, somebody else down the street has outdone her. It's as if California has moved inland 2,000 miles.We're not knocking these trends....
Gop Aims at School Lunches
Some of the same lawmakers who once enjoyed discounted lunches in House and Senate dining quarters don't think poor children deserve any breaks from Washington on their school meals.Subsidizing school meals for children has been federal policy for 50...
Gop `Just Beginning to Trim'
House Democrats accused Republicans on Sunday of taking food from the mouths of children. Republicans responded that Democrats had lost touch with the American people.Republican budget-cutters are "clobbering kids and clobbering seniors in order to pay...
Gop `Just Beginning to Trim' Republicans Say Critics of Budget Cuts Unfair
House Democrats accused Republicans on Sunday of taking food from the mouths of children. Republicans responded that Democrats had lost touch with the American people.Republican budget-cutters are "clobbering kids and clobbering seniors in order to pay...
Governors Question Effects of Repealing Nutrition Programs
MANY GOVERNORS ARE uncertain about or opposed to a GOP plan to repeal the federal school lunch and other nutrition programs and give states grants to feed the nation's youngest poor.An Associated Press survey of the states' chief executives found that...
Grand-Prize Coffee Cake Is a Fair Winner
WHEN BUSY baker Linda Bland hurries to come up with a cake to enter in the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, she sometimes forgets to write down the ingredients. So even though the cake may win, "the recipe is lost forever," laments Bland.Not so the...
Grappler, 9, Battles on after Foot Amputated
The minute 9-year-old Brandon Kline entered the wrestling room, he tossed away his crutches.He wanted to wrestle, and an amputated right foot wasn't going to stop him.Showing the same enthusiasm as his peers, Kline wrestled classmates, friends and even...
Grappler, Age 9, Battles on after Foot Amputated
The minute 9-year-old Brandon Kline entered the wrestling room, he tossed away his crutches.He wanted to wrestle, and an amputated right foot wasn't going to stop him.Showing the same enthusiasm as his peers, Kline wrestled classmates, friends and even...
Hamburgers and Helping Hands Wendy's Founder Helps Kids Have a Better Childhood
`HI, DAVE!"Breezing into a Wendy's restaurant in south Florida, Catherine Phipps greets Dave Thomas - multimillionaire Wendy's founder, adoption crusader and Fort Lauderdale notable - as if they're best buddies, then bends his ear with an unsolicited...
Harasser Put in Jail, Finally
Since she was a teen-ager, Melissa Sheley has known and rejected the advances of her neighbor.But prosecutors say it took more than 12 years of harassment that ranged from annoying to frightening to convict Taperty "Skip" Poli, 31.Poli last week became...
Helping Hand
Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to install motion detector security lights in the homes of low- to moderate-income elderly living in St. Louis County. All installation work will be done during daytime hours. This program is sponsored by the St. Louis...
Here's How to Get Your Very Own Sports Stadium
My friend Roger Axford likes to say that "sports is the religion of America."If so, then there is no longer a separation of church and state - city, county and state governments have come rushing forward for sports baptism, full immersion.St. Louis and...
High School Star Could Be Ready for Pros
Michael Jordan has retired. Frank Thomas is on strike. Mike Ditka is on TV.These days, the greatest show in Chicago sports is presented by an 18-year-old named Kevin Garnett.Never heard of him? You will.Garnett, a 6-foot-11 center for Chicago's Farragut...
Historic Bridge, Free
Free to good home: historic bridge. Some assembly required.The Missouri Highway and Transportation Department is looking for a new owner for the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge. The bridge is slated to be replaced after 60 years of carrying highway traffic...
Houlder Doing Best Imitation of an All-Star
As this short season double-shifts along, a ringer has crashed one of the National Hockey League's tightest cliques.The Top 10 scoring list at defense is chock full of familiar names:Paul Coffey. Jeff Brown. Chris Chelios. Ray Bourque. Phil Housley....
How to Find Industry Information
Q. Besides going to my local library and conducting computer on-line database searches, where else can I find industry and marketing information?A. Go to your local college or university, which may have departments and professors who are experts in your...
Husband's Antidepressant May Affect Sex Life
Q: I suspect that my husband is faking orgasm. I can't be sure and am reluctant to discuss this because I don't want to make him feel defensive.We used to make love more often and when we did he would always climax within a few minutes. Now it often...
Illini Easy Mark for Michigan Wolverines Win 63-51, Keep NCAA Hope Alive
A palpable sense of urgency pervaded Crisler Arena on Sunday afternoon.Michigan was starting to fret about its NCAA Tournament hopes. On Detroit's all-sports radio station, fans wondered about a first-round National Invitational Tournament game against...
Instructor Teaches Crash Course to Police
Dan Shannon gingerly places his folded charcoal-gray overcoat in the back seat of the 1985 Chevy Impala and then, suit, loafers and all, slides in behind the wheel.In less than a minute, the car is spinning in a circle on wet pavement at 50 mph, the...
In This Sibling Non-Rivalry, Tables Have Turned for Kevin, Kristin Folkl
Kevin Folkl gets a kick out of being called "Kristin's brother."Only one person, a certain Stanford University freshman, enjoys that description even more."It's so ironic," said Kristin Folkl, by phone from Palo Alto, Calif. "For my first two years of...
Investments Scrutinized
The state treasurer's office wants to make a new system to track the performance of an investment program intended to encourage local development.Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka has put a temporary freeze on the linked deposit program, citing inconsistencies...
Israeli Wants to Give Palestinians Desert Strip for Areas near Jerusalem
AN ISRAELI CABINET minister proposed Sunday that Israel give the Palestinians a strip of land in the Negev desert in exchange for areas around Jerusalem where Israelis are still building settlements.The government "must give something in exchange," the...
Keeping Posted
Kiosk Gives Free Ideas On Many Potato Recipes</P><P>Shoppers stumped for dinner ideas can get help from a kiosk that the Potato Board is installing this week at Schnucks St. Charles store on Zumbehl Road.</P><P>The kiosk has...
Kellwood Revamps Units to Improve Performance
Kellwood Co. has reorganized its dress, lingerie and California Ivy divisions to improve their performance and respond to competition.William J. McKenna, chairman and chief executive, said costs of the reorganization and consolidations were a factor...
Labile Hypertension: Transient Pressure Rises
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you please discuss labile blood pressure? My pressure varies a great deal. It is always elevated when I get up in the morning, even though I take my atenolol before retiring. In the morning, it can be anywhere from 150 to occasionally...
Local Lawman Meets Top Gun
IT WAS MORE THAN 10 years ago that a Springfield newspaper decided to warn readers how Bob Trone was about to be, as one story put it, "overmatched."We who knew Trone had a different expectation of the courtroom show that was about to unfold.Sure, Trone...
Lowest 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...
Lowest 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...
Main Goal of Reform Must Be Preservation of Family Life
The House Republicans' welfare reform plan raises some serious concerns. Some aspects of the plan unintentionally could spur more dependency, more child neglect and more abortions.My perspective on welfare reform is rooted in my work at Catholic Charities,...
Malone, Jazz Nearly Flawless in 110-96 Win over Nuggets
Karl Malone scored 34 points Sunday and the Utah Jazz went almost the entire first period without missing a shot from the field in beating the Denver Nuggets 110-96.Malone hit 14 of 17 shots and six free throws, marking the sixth time he's scored more...
Man Gets Life Sentence in Double Killing
Archie P. Hill, an 18-year-old Jennings man, will spend his life in prison without chance of parole for killing two men and wounding a third at the Hidden Valley apartment complex in August.A jury of eight men and four women in St. Charles County Circuit...
Mardi Gras Neighbors Survive Crowds
Organizers of the Mardi Gras in Soulard will meet with police and neighborhood groups to see what changes are needed after the first day of the event drew a vast crowd.Police estimated that 250,000 people were in Soulard Saturday afternoon. Police closed...
Markets Unnerved by Failure British Bank's Ruin Troubles Investors
A sense of crisis gripped financial markets early today after the collapse late Sunday of a venerable British investment bank threatened to set off a chain reaction of losses in markets around the world.The bank, Barings PLC, was founded in 1767, financed...
Mcguire Target of Party Rift Scars from Mayor's Race Fuel Ward Insurrection
A deepening split in the Democratic Party in the 28th Ward has spurred an effort this year to dump longtime Alderman Daniel J. McGuire.The ward's Democratic committeeman, Bruce B. Yampolsky is challenging McGuire in the March 7 primary. No Republicans...
Missouri Western, Washburn Stay Tied at 13-3 in Miaa Race
At 13-3, Washburn and Missouri Western are tied in the MIAA standings.Washburn, getting 20 points from Jemi Johnson beat Northwest Missouri 80-60 Saturday while Missouri Western got 33 points from Darroll Wright and upended Lincoln 110-87.Other Missouri...
Monday Memo
All along we thought it was purely the luck of the draw. . . .Some people believe the trappings of wealth - a MERCEDES in the garage, a well-stocked financial portfolio, an abundance of disposable income - are to some degree predestined by a higher authority,...
More Drinkers Are Seeking Help
More Americans are seeking treatment for drinking problems, with men still far outnumbering women.Three large national surveys conducted in 1979, 1984 and 1990 asked about seeking professional or community agency help for problems arising from excessive...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Sports Soapbox: Is boxing the manly art of self defense or the ultimate blood-lust sport?The brain injury to American boxer GERALD McCLELLAN on Saturday night in London has ignited once again the debate whether the sport should be banned in Britain.McClellan,...
Mr. Watt Knew Better
The indictment of former Interior Secretary James Watt suggests that the federal government is serious about getting to the bottom of abuse of federal housing programs during the Reagan administration. Mr. Watt is the subject of a 25-count indictment...
Naturalists Go to Bat for Bats Families Learn about Secrets of Winged Mammals
The world would be very different without bats."Bats are a lot more important than most people realize," says George Pryor, a volunteer naturalist at August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area. "Without them, many plants would not get pollinated, and...
New Class Always Has Students Hearing: Curtain Up, You're On
Central Visual & Performing Arts High School has a new class to take theater students out of the classroom and put them in front of an audience.The class, tentatively named honors acting, has no books, no tests and meets for one hour a day. Students...
Newcomer Kennedy Scores Two Goals; Flames Top Ducks
Sheldon Kennedy scored his first two goals with the Calgary Flames, including the go-ahead goal with 7:46 remaining in a 5-3 victory over the Mighty Ducks at Anaheim, Calif., on SundayKennedy and Kevin Dahl scored their first goals of the season as the...
Notebook
Dust And Allergies</P><P>Allergy sufferers might consider upgrading the household vacuum cleaner, especially if dust, animal dander, dust mites or pollen trigger their attacks.</P><P>If you find that vacuuming jump-starts your...
Obituaries
Doris L. Wilson</P><P>Doris Lucille Wilson, 92, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Feb. 23, 1995) at Village North Health Care Center in St. Louis County.</P><P>Mrs. Wilson formerly worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in...
On a Roll with Easy Appetizers
WHEN I WAS growing up, fast food wasn't McDonald's or Burger King; it was Chinese take-out. When Mom was rushed, we stopped at Jimmy Wu's; she ordered, but I got to hold the bag of warm white containers all the way home, the aroma penetrating the whole...
Open Mind
Teen's Suicide Devastates Family</P><P>Dear Open Mind: My young nephew recently committed suicide. It was a shattering experience to his entire family. What possible events or circumstances in the life of a teenager could be ugly or bad...
Opponents Plan Fight against a Facility for Medical Waste Disposal
People upset about a plan to operate a medical-waste station on Kentucky Avenue in their neighborhood say they will press their opposition to the facility.The owner of the property where the waste facility would be located, Larry Goldstein, attended...