St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 4, 1995

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1st-, 2nd-Graders Get Together New Multi-Age Classrooms Renew `One-Room Schoolhouse' Concept
This fall, Valley Park Elementary School will introduce multi-age classrooms, a concept based on the one-room classroom of yesteryear.The classrooms will have 20 first-graders and 20 second-graders, who must be recommended by their parents."The parents...
25 Years Later: Kent State Remembers Shootings
IT WAS NOT long ago that Elaine Holstein refused to set foot on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio.That was where her son, Jeffrey Miller, was slain - and had his image seared into national consciousness by a photograph of his prone body - during...
25 Years Later: Kent State Remembers Shootings
THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY campus looked back at tragedy Wednesday, 25 years after National Guardsmen opened fire and killed four students and Mary Ann Vecchio's moment of agony was frozen in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph.Vecchio, then a 14-year-old...
2 City Schools May Get Cameras Task Force Wants to Improve Student Safety This Fall
More area students may wind up on closed-circuit television as schools turn to surveillance cameras to improve student safety and behavior.A security task force for the St. Louis Public Schools recommended Wednesday that cameras be installed in two schools...
2 St. Louis Schools May Install Cameras Panel Wants to Improve Student Safety
More area students may wind up on closed-circuit television as schools turn to surveillance cameras to improve student safety and behavior.A security task force for the St. Louis Public Schools recommended Wednesday that cameras be installed in two schools...
30 Area Scholars Win $2,000 National Merit Awards
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced the names of 30 St. Louis-area high school students who received $2,000 merit awards.The students are among about 2,000 seniors nationwide receiving scholarships in the third group of winners announced...
3 Towns Vie to Lock Up Site for New Prison It Seems 600 Jobs Are Worth Some Mudslinging
Years ago, rural Missourians put up pickets and complained bitterly to politicians if their town got "drafted" for the ugly chore of housing one of the state's prisons.These days, politicians are wooed with bottles of wine, serenaded by high school marching...
Acquitted Officers to Get Desk Duty Beginning Today Four Will Be Kept from Old Jobs While Internal Inquiry Proceeds
After seven months without a job, four St. Louis police officers acquitted of charges they assaulted a prisoner will return to work today, but they'll be sitting at desks, not pounding a beat.The police department lifted the suspensions of the officers...
A House United Groups Join Hands, Get OK to Save Old Home
The St. Charles City Council has endorsed a venture involving a special city committee and the Midtown Community Association to save a century-old house at 215 South Sixth Street.On Tuesday, council members unanimously backed the recommendation of the...
Alabama Resurrects Prison Chain Gangs
Grumbling prisoners shackled together by clinking leg chains shuffled along a busy highway Wednesday, chopping weeds and picking up trash, as Alabama became the first state to bring back chain gangs.Passing motorists blew horns and students on school...
And the Kids Came Tumbling after. .
AS I WATCHED the spectacle of Baby Richard being wrenched from his adoptive parents by his biological parents this week, it made me think about a couple I know. You may know them, too.Their names are Jack and Jill, and their story begins on a hilltop...
A Rug Is a Rug Is a Rug; Not a Carpet
Q. I need to buy rugs or carpeting for a living room that has two distinct seating groups. What's the best choice in such a situation?Also, just out of curiosity, are the terms carpet and rug interchangeable? I thought they were supposed to refer to...
A Show of Color
ATRIUM GALLERY marks the occasion of its move out of downtown into Clayton with two shows in which both artists are colorists. St. Louisan Jerry Wilkerson paints pointillist pictures of everyday food, such as cans of pork and beans, ketchup bottles and...
Autobiography Tells the Sad Tale of What It's like to Be Ugly
I KNOW A woman who went trekking for a couple of weeks in the mountains of Nepal. She said it cleared her head: two weeks of nothing but mountains and sky and putting one foot in front of the other.By the end, she said, she'd nearly forgotten what her...
Beauty Tips Courtesy of Givenchy
OLIVIER Echaudemaison, the international design director for Givenchy Beaute, has worked with couturier Hubert de Givenchy since 1970, designing the makeups for the master's nine-per-year runway shows.In 1989, he created Givenchy's commercial makeup...
Bill Sets No-Permit Penalties
Contractors working in Olivette and homeowners wanting to do repairs will have to get a proper permit or risk a $500-a-day fine, under a bill before the City Council.Olivette officials wanted to be able to "pursue a fine for the contractor," Gene Kunzie,...
Bloody Shirt Cited in O.J. Trial Police Chemist Admits Mistakes Were Made
Ronald Goldman's bloody shirt grew a moldy, "offensive odor" because it was improperly stored, a police chemist testified Wednesday as O.J. Simpson's defense escalated its attack on evidence handling.Greg Matheson, chief forensic chemist at the Los Angeles...
Blues in Sync, Which Means Keenan's in Pink
The Blues have achieved something near and dear to Mike Keenan's heart: synchronicity.This, of course, is what all St. Louisans hoped for when Keenan agreed to manage and coach this disheveled bunch. After watching the Blues submit to the Dallas Stars...
Blues Lose Finale to Replacement Wings
The stars were twinkling for the Blues' regular-season finale Wednesday night at Kiel Center.But few of them belonged to the Detroit Red Wings.With first place overall in the National Hockey League wrapped up, the Wings chartered in at lunchtime with...
Bomb Inquiry Is on Track, Experts Say
Two weeks after a bomb shattered downtown Oklahoma City, the investigation has yielded one steely suspect who's keeping his mouth shut, a cast of odd characters, some dead ends and various suspicions.i Thousands of tips remain to be followed up.In reports...
Books on Tape
"THE SEVENTH SCROLL" A novel by Wilbur Smith (6 hours, abridged, Dove Audio, $24.95)</P><P>In his previous novel, "River God," the author followed the eunuch Taita through his adventures in Egypt, 1,800 years before Christ. A slave...
Briefs
WORLD FRANCE Presidential Candidates Unite At Memorial</P><P>Four days before presidential elections, Francois Mitterrand and the two men vying to succeed him paid homage Wednesday to an immigrant whose killing during a rightist rally...
Briefs
MISSOURI LAMBERT FIELD Commission Approves Kinloch Buyout</P><P>The Lambert Airport Commission approved Wednesday the $35.5 million buyout of the city of Kinloch.</P><P>Airports Director Leonard Griggs stressed to the commission ...
`Broeg Top 10' Scholar-Athletes Receive Honor
The following were honored as the "Bob Broeg Top 10" among the 141 Scholar-Athletes saluted Wednesday night by the Post-Dispatch. The group is named in honor of the former Post-Dispatch sports editor who conceived the Scholar-Athlete program.Alan Barnette,...
Case of Mistaken Identity Traps Many John Doe 2 Look-Alikes
For a while this week, Nick Morgan, an Australian tourist in Canada, became John Doe 2, the man sought in the Oklahoma City bombing.Morgan, 27, and his girlfriend were dragged out of their car at gunpoint, handcuffed and forced to the pavement by police...
Change or Denial Urged in Wildwood Projects
St. Louis County should turn down or scale down two requests for commercial development in the area proposed for the city of Wildwood, the county Planning Commission says.The commission's recommendations were in letters made public by the County Council...
`Christy' Goes to Yale Kellie Martin Adds College to Her Resume
THIS is a time of multiple major transitions for Kellie Martin. Once a child star in the long-running "Life Goes On" and still the star of CBS' "Christy," she's on the cusp of both adulthood and adult stardom.Now she's venturing into more adult roles,...
City Hall Lot Looms as Potential Jail Site
STOP THE PRESSES! Planners and consultants are taking a long, hard look at the City Hall employees' south parking lot as the site of a new jail. Lower land acquisition cost may make it a preferred site. Presently, the proposed jail is targeted for near...
City Students Take Journey to Land of Cattle and Hay Farm Family Shows Sumner High Pupils the Ropes
About 25 students from Sumner High School in St. Louis got their first taste of country life when they toured a farm in the rolling countryside along Highway DD near Defiance in St. Charles County."It was very different," sophomore Bryan Perkins said...
City Wants to Put Brakes on Surplus of Stop Signs
St. Louis is often known as the city of the rolling stop. There are so many stop signs, some say, you'd never get anywhere if you came to a complete stop for all of them.One traffic expert says St. Louis has about 10 times the number of stop signs as...
Classical Recordings
HENRY PURCELL, "DIDO AND AENEAS" Taverner Choir and Players (BBC Music)</P><P>The tercentenary of the death of Henry Purcell, to my mind England's greatest composer, is starting to swell his rather meager discography.</P><P>I've...
Clinton Attempts to Reap Farm Vote
President Bill Clinton, who believes that the first person singular pronoun needs regular vigorous exercise, said, "I am the only president who knew something about agriculture when I got there."Oh. So, among the presidents who today's president thinks...
Clinton Takes Gop to Task on Medicare
President Bill Clinton went before a group of older Americans on Wednesday and challenged Republicans to explain how they hope to wring upwards of $250 billion out of Medicare.It is a sign of older Americans' political power that each side wants the...
Coming to America
Never say never. Last August, in an effort to stop the waves of Cuban boat people heading to U.S. shores, the Clinton administration announced that these Cuban refugees would be denied admittance to this country. They would be held, permanently if necessary,...
Coral Court Needs a Hand
NO.Don't touch.Keep your hands off.You rarely heard those words in connection with the Coral Court Motel. This was the city's most notorious no-tell motel. But if you listen to them, you can help save part of this wickedly beautiful motel.One building...
Cuts Will Clog Family Planning Clinics, Foes Say
Women who need state-subsidized family planning services had better plan ahead. Some could wait months for appointments at crowded county health clinics.That's the picture painted by critics of the Legislature's decision Wednesday to cut off family planning...
Detroit Fans Calm Down; Indians Still Batty 14-7
The crowd at Tiger Stadium calmed down Wednesday night. The Cleveland Indians' bats didn't.Paul Sorrento had a three-run homer and a career-best six runs batted in as the Indians routed Detroit for the second successive day, 14-7.In winning four of six...
Discovery Series Honors New Works, Old Devices
ONE OF THE more subtle distractions with new music is the length of time a performer or group of performers has to spend to not only learn the notes, but to understand the music the notes are to convey. This is especially true with the concise miniatures...
Don't Legislate Rules for Psychotherapy
The Missouri House of Representatives may soon consider a bill (HB 669) to restrict psychotherapy practice through a series of crippling requirements. Failure to adhere to these rules would lead to suspension of a license to practice. This legislation...
Economy Shifts to Lower Gear Indicators Signal Slowdown Ahead
The government's main economic forecasting index took its biggest tumble in two years in March, prompting talk of recession as financial markets rallied in hope inflation will remain at bay.The Commerce Department said Wednesday that its index of leading...
Egd Isn't That Scary, Even If the Name Is
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am going to have an EGD. They are going to put a tube in my mouth and send it down to the intestines for studies. The test sounds so gross. My own doctor doesn't even want to discuss it with me. Over the years, I have appreciated...
Englishman Climbs Film Hill
THE SUDDEN superstardom of Hugh Grant is easy to understand: The British actor simply causes female hearts to flutter, and Hollywood executives to tremble in anticipation of box office ecstasy.Grant will be seen next in "The Englishman Who Went Up a...
Eunice Smith Students Win in Plastic Rings Collection
The kids at Eunice Smith Elementary School in Alton thought they were invited to a special session in the school gym to hear a concert by the school band and orchestra.They heard the concert all right, but a surprise was added.Before the music began,...
FBI Already Has Broad Authority to Monitor Extremist Groups
Louis Freeh, the director of the FBI, is one of the straight shooters in Washington, so his views are well worth heeding on the question of federal government monitoring of domestic terrorist groups.At a Senate hearing after the Oklahoma City bombing,...
Foes of Cuts Will Foresee Jammed Clinics
Women who need state-subsidized family planning services had better plan ahead. Some could wait months for appointments at crowded county health clinics.That's the picture painted by critics of the Legislature's decision Wednesday to cut off family planning...
Gambling Revenue Being `Spent'
St. Charles County officials are beginning to explore ways to spend gambling receipts.Although Jumer's of St. Charles Inc. does not yet have a gaming license from the Missouri Gaming Commission, members of the County Council and the staff of County Executive...
Handling of Shirt Cited in O.J. Trial Police Chemist Admits Mistakes Were Made
Ronald Goldman's bloody shirt grew a moldy, "offensive odor" because it was improperly stored, a police chemist testified Wednesday as O.J. Simpson's defense escalated its attack on evidence handling.Greg Matheson, chief forensic chemist at the Los Angeles...
'Hawks Win, Keep la out of Playoff Spot
Ed Belfour made 21 saves Wednesday to help the Chicago Blackhawks clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, who missed the playoffs.Chicago, which has won five consecutive games since...
Hendel's Market Cafe: Charm and Chatter in Historic Florissant
ST. LOUISANS tend to stay in their own slice of the metro area pie. When south St. Louis residents move, it's to South County. Central-corridor types just keep going west. And when the residents of the near North Side want more elbow room, North County...
Ho Hum! Snakepit Was a Sheer Bore
STEPPING on a St. Louis stage for the first time since the July 1991 Riverport riot, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash led his Snakepit band through a surprisingly lackluster rock 'n' roll show Monday night at Mississippi Nights.The emphasis was squarely...
`Home Run' Hacker Is a Blast at Smsu `Home Run' Hacker Blasts Away at Smsu
As a boy, Steve Hacker could hit baseballs like a man. At a tournament in South Dakota, he went deep twice in an old minor-league park. Both shots carried about 400 feet.He was 14 at the time."Everybody was freaking out," Hacker said. "I have always...
Honors Classes Grading Unfair, Parent Charges
Windsor High School's teachers and administrators will take another look at the system through which students in honors or advanced placement classes earn extra points, after a parent gave the School Board the results of her own study and a recommendation...
Hossam Ramzy: Backing Up an `Unledded' Plant and Page
WITH deep enough pockets to field a massive musical entourage for their current "Unledded" tour, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page predictably searched out exotic sounds. It wasn't musicology, however, that led them to Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy and...
Howell Nets Favorite's Role in Gac Showdown
Doug McVicar, tennis coach at Francis Howell High, will agree that the Vikings are the team to beat in the Gateway Athletic Conference championships, which will be held today and Friday.But that's about all McVicar will concede."I've heard that (Fort...
How to Balance the Budget
Vacation's over. The 104th Congress now has to get to work on what it was elected to do: balance the budget by the year 2002.But before the debate begins, you have to understand what the numbers and the choices really are. Most Americans don't, and politicians...
Indoor Air Pollutants Making Workers Sick Productivity Can Suffer; Symptoms Are Often Latent, Chronic
Betty Clark, a reservations agent for Delta Air Lines, worked for years above a maintenance hangar at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, atop a paint shop and storage area for airplane tires.The windows were bolted shut, and the intake for the building's...
Ingredient in Sukiyaki Can Be Grown in Area
Q: I bought a plant at a local nursery that I cannot find any information about in any of my books. The tag says Oenanthe javanica, but I would like to know the common name and how it should be grown?A: Oenanthe javanica, which is known commonly as water...
In the Circle of Friends, but No Closer
EVER SO CASUALLY, almost nonchalantly, really, my daughter said we might as well go ahead and enroll her gentleman friend on our MCI Circle of Friends plan.Whoa. I grew terribly nervous, considering the seriousness of this move, but first. . ."What about...
It's Not Elementary, but Cardinals' Watson Wins This Time, Cards Starter Holds Lead in 8-6 Win
It's OK now; you can open your eyes.After relinquishing a lead and losing the night before, the Cardinals toyed with the concept again Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. But Tom Henke finally pulled the ninth-inning plug on the persistent Pittsburgh...
It's Not Elementary, but Watson Wins This Time, Cards Starter Holds Lead in 8-6 Win
It's OK now; you can open your eyes.After relinquishing a lead and losing the night before, the Cardinals toyed with the concept again Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium. But Tom Henke finally pulled the ninth-inning plug on the persistent Pittsburgh...
Japanese Pitcher Is Cool Customer in Big-League Debut
His day began with a limo ride to Candlestick Park accompanied by his manager, his interpreter and the anticipation of his nation.It ended with a tip of his hat and a shrug of his shoulders.Hideo Nomo made history Tuesday, becoming the first native to...
Jets Appear Ready for Takeoff after Winnipeg Bid Fails
The Winnipeg Jets are gone, but where and when remains unclear.A last attempt to sell the financially ailing team to a local group failed Wednesday, meaning Canada will lose one of its eight National Hockey League teams.Jets President Barry Shenkarow...
Jewel of a House Portland Place Tour Includes Cartier Connection
THEY WERE BUILT to impress. And they still do. The mansions of Portland Place were home to the leaders of business and industry when Kingshighway was still a dirt road.If you don't live in a French chateau or an Italian palazzo (or even if you do) you...
Jordan Strategically Guides Bulls by Hornets
Michael Jordan's contribution went beyond his usual array of hanging jump shots, tongue-wagging drives, slap-away steals and crowd-pleasing dunks.He also offered a strategy to confound the Charlotte Hornets. And like so much of what Jordan has done in...
Just Can't Kick Those High Heels
THROUGHOUT the evolution of the species, or at least since 1952, one characteristic more than any other has distinguished men from women.High heels.High heels have come and gone, of course, for fashion is a fickle mistress. Even body parts are not exempt...
Ken Wales' Battle for `Christy' Producer Fought Two Decades to Bring the Novel to Life, and He's Not Giving Up Now
KEN WALES' impossible dream came true last year in the mountains of Tennessee. After two decades of trials that would have tested Job, he saw his beloved novel "Christy" come to life.The plagues of locusts didn't stop there, and now Wales has the eccentricities...
Kings Hold off Jets 2-1; Finale in Winnipeg?
It was a game that meant everything for a team playing for nothing.In what might have been their final game ever in Winnipeg, the Jets dropped their season finale 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.The win enabled the Kings to keep alive their...
Kmox out of Running for Rams
KMOX, the longtime sports powerhouse in St. Louis, has dropped out of the bidding for the radio rights to the Rams, station general manager Rod Zimmerman said Wednesday night. That apparently paves the way for KSD to obtain the broadcasts."We definitely...
Lamping's Message for Scholar-Athletes: `Enjoy Yourselves'
Mark Lamping rapidly climbed life's rickety ladder, becoming the youngest president in the history of the Cardinals baseball organization.So who better than Lamping, 36, to offer a pyramid of success to 141 youths Wednesday night at the 29th St. Louis...
Last Days in Jefferson City
Anti-abortion forces in the Missouri General Assembly have been on the offensive this session. For the first time in years, the Legislature passed a bill to restrict access to abortion - the abortion "counseling" bill. Gov. Mel Carnahan has said he will...
Lemon Aid? Study Says Red Firetrucks Are Too Hard to See
Why do firemen wear red suspenders? To hold up their pants, of course.And why do they drive red firetrucks? To hold up their traditions.But is red the safest color?A question about the paint on emergency vehicles has reared its yellow-green head again...
Lifeline: Volunteer Pilots Make Illinois Skies Friendlier for the Sick, Needy
Two children from Springfield who have leukemia need treatment in Tennessee but are too ill to make the 12-hour trip by car.A man from central Illinois is told that a donor liver is waiting for him at a hospital in Minnesota if he can get there in time.A...
Macinnis, Other Injured Blues Ready to Go in Playoff Opener
Nervous Blues fans can hold off on those beeper calls to Hawkeye and Trapper.The Blues' M*A*S*H unit should be just about empty by playoff time Sunday against Vancouver.Defensemen Al MacInnis (shoulder), Murray Baron (knee) and Doug Lidster (concussion),...
Magic Beats Celtics and Bad Reputation
The Orlando Magic overcame the determined Boston Celtics, a raucous crowd and its reputation for losing big games.The young Magic came through down the stretch Wednesday night, scoring the last eight points to beat Boston 82-77. Leading 2-1, Orlando...
Magna Says `I Don't' to Potential Suitors
Out-of-town suitors who come proposing marriage to Magna Bank can expect a polite brushoff.They can go somewhere else to plight their troth, Magna says."We would like to remain independent," Chairman Tom Andes said after Wednesday's annual meeting.Magna...
Man Who Lost Son to Suicide Takes Strides to Save Teens
Bryan Green can't remember ever thinking about the problem of teen suicide until Oct. 9, 1990.That was the day his 16-year-old son, Scott, killed himself by driving his Chevy Blazer 80 miles an hour into a fully loaded gasoline tanker truck."He was a...
Militias Call Illinois Home `It's Just Average People, like You and Me,' Member Says
Volunteer militias, the gun-loving, government-hating paramilitary groups in the spotlight from the Oklahoma City bombing, aren't confined to the wilds of Montana and rural Michigan.Illinois has its own, home-grown militias, clad in camouflage, busily...
Morning Briefing
Group Health Plan Gets Head From Rival HMO</P><P>Michael Neidorff, who headed Physicians Health Plan in St. Louis, is moving to Group Health Plan as chief executive.</P><P>United Health Care of Minneapolis, which owns Physicians...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Word has it that the hoi polloi (not to be confused with ship ahoi) were a tad restless Tuesday night at Tiger Stadium in the Motor City.Good thing Detroit Free Press pundit MITCH ALBOM was on hand to provide details of the on-goings.Said he: "We saw...
Mu Has a Secret in Wilmes, an 800-Meter All-American
The University of Missouri doesn't have an outdoor track, but that hasn't slowed fifth-year senior Jared Wilmes. He won the 800-meter run at the Drake Relays on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. His time was 1 minute 48.49 seconds.Although Wilmes has toiled...
Mu to Retire Magic Numbers 3 Football Players Will Be Honored
As a member of the 1965 freshman football team at the University of Missouri, Roger Wehrli was agog over the exploits of All-America defensive back Johnny Roland. So he was humbled and gratified when coach Dan Devine issued him Roland's jersey No. 23...
National Monument Sought for Forest
You know about George Washington's birthplace, Death Valley and the Statue of Liberty - all designated national monuments to protect their historic, scientific or natural features.Should the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois be added to that...
Nuclear Power Plant Is Refueled
Illinois Power Co. officials say they're pleased with a just-completed, record-fast refueling operation of 48 days at their Clinton, Ill., nuclear power plant."I'm very proud of the teamwork our employees displayed as they established this new plant...
Obstacles Block Guide for Disabled despite Law, Service Dogs Aren't Always Welcomed
Time was when German shepherds were the only service dogs that provided a "seeing-eye" for the blind.Now, many breeds of dog are used in such work, serving all types of disabilities. Yet many people with disabilities who use such dogs say they are routinely...
`Odyssey' Team to Compete in World Trials
Belleville Grade School District 118's Odyssey of the Mind team recently won the state championship in its division. The team will leave later this month for Knoxville, Tenn., where its members will pit their skills against 8,000 students in world competition.Odyssey...
On Your Toes for Spring!
HAVE YOU LOOKED at your feet lately?Better do it. It's nearly sandal season, and rarely have there been so many sexy, strappy, revealing shoes as there are this season. Toes are everywhere."These days, the only thing worse than a closed mind is a closed...
Orchard Farm Residents Fight Subdivision
About 60 residents of Orchard Farm gathered Tuesday night to map out strategy against a proposal for a 110-home subdivision that would just about triple the size of the unincorporated community.The subdivision would be developed by Ernest Dempsey and...
People
Your left, your right, your left, right, left. . . .In next month's issue of Mother Jones magazine, liberal Texan MOLLY IVINS goes after a big target: radio conservative RUSH LIMBAUGH.The sassy Ivins writes in her "Bustin' Rush" cover story: "I have...
People in Business
Barnes St. Peters Hospital named Harry Burack, M.D., as chief of the medical staff, William Sill, D.O., as chief-elect, and Robert Kingsbury, M.D., as secretary-treasurer. Barnes Hospital West County named Robert Levitt, M.D., as chief of the medical...
Players, Managers Relax as Regular Umps Return
For the first time this season, the genuine major-league umpires were on duty as the Cardinals played the Pirates at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.The men in blue were glad to be back and indifferent about the substitute umpires who took their place."I...
Police: Moeller out of Control Michigan Coach Annoyed Patrons at Restaurant, Punched Officer
University of Michigan football coach Gary Moeller was so intoxicated after his arrest last weekend that jail officials refused to admit him, suggesting he be taken to a hospital to check for alcohol poisoning, police reports said.Moeller was arrested...
Police Report: Drunken Moeller out of Control Annoyed Restaurant Patrons, Punched Officer
University of Michigan football coach Gary Moeller was so intoxicated after his arrest last weekend that jail officials refused to admit him, suggesting he be taken to a hospital to check for alcohol poisoning, police reports said.Moeller was arrested...
Powerful Images UI Center Will Have Display of Old Ads
Tigers in our tanks. Tiny men in our toilet bowls. The Marlboro man, the Avon lady, those Campbell's kids.Powerful images that say a lot about the culture that produced them are being preserved by the University of Illinois' Cummings Center For Advertising...
Reader: It's More Costly to Be Young These Days
Dear Ann Landers: This letter is in response to "Harold in Madison, Wis.," about young adults and their credit ratings.Most of us are in debt the day we graduate from college because we had to borrow money to go to school. Just because you are a college...
Red Cross Coordinator Back from Oklahoma with Plenty of Love
Betsy Johnson of Kirkwood would like to share a disaster with her family.The Red Cross worker who returned Wednesday from Oklahoma City was not being facetious. Her point was that tragedy brings out the best in the human condition.She thinks her family...
Reds Break through for First Victory 7-2
The Cincinnati Reds emerged from one of their worst starts of the century Wednesday night behind Ron Gant, who singled with the bases loaded and homered for a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Cincinnati.The Reds had lost their first six...
Republican Senator Declares Support for Foster
Benefiting from his high-stakes hearings, Dr. Henry Foster won key Republican support Wednesday in his fight for confirmation as surgeon general.Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont became the first Republican on the Labor and Human Resources Committee to...
Residents Rip, Cheer Williams Charges, Several Demands for Apologies Stir Furor
Some residents at the Webster Groves City Council's meeting Tuesday night called for Mayor Terri Williams to resign and voiced complaints about her actions since taking office a year ago.Williams was criticized at the meeting in an unscheduled 90-minute...
Rickey Henderson: Mr. Misunderstood Another Season, Another Reason for Rippin' Rickey
It's like a song playing in the background of some late-night piano lounge: Another season, another reason for rippin' Rickey.There aren't many major-league players who get the bad-mouth the way Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's does. Every year it's...
Road to Connect Lemay, Broadway May Go Unfunded
The plan for a new two-lane road to connect Lemay Ferry Road and Broadway in Lemay may collapse because of a lack of money, says Claude Louishomme of the St. Louis County Economic Council.The road would make the Lemay business district easier to reach....