St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 25, 1996

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4-0 Colts Are Tough, Even Bruised and Battered
Just think how good the Indianapolis Colts might be when they get healthy. Then again, they're not too shabby the way they are, battered, bruised and just plain mean.The unbeaten Colts, off to their best start since 1977, put the hurt on the Miami Dolphins...
A-B Pulls out of Vietnam Deal Brewer Still Seeking Entry into Market
Anheuser-Busch continues to make plans to enter the Vietnamese market even though it has pulled out of talks with an Australian company that wants to help build a $145 million brewery in southern Vietnam.The St. Louis brewery said in May that it was...
Aces Keep Their Feet Moving in 29-14 Win over Sneakers
After two losses to the St. Louis Aces this season, Idaho Sneakers coach Greg Patton is ready to anoint coach Rick Flach's team."I think they're the best team in the league," said Patton, who has seen a few good World TeamTennis teams. His Sneakers had...
A Dance of Mom-Daughter Togetherness
LAST week, my daughter Jordan and I went to the ballet.Well, not exactly the ballet. It was modern dance, some of it so modern that, to tell the truth, I had to ask my 13-year-old daughter, "Is this good?" Or, "What is going on now?" She's a terrific...
Alderman Eclipsed by Star at Dinner
THE BALLOON GLOW DINNER Friday night at Forest Park was a perfect example of the way things weren't supposed to be for the woman who would be mayor.Of course, she was there. This was, after all, a city event, the annual dinner in the park the night before...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: Can an old dog learn new tricks? My dog is almost six years old, and he still makes messes in the house. He once even urinated on our grand piano. And it's not unlike him to jump on visitors.Personally, I think he's being spiteful because...
A Referendum on a Subsidy
The Richmond Heights City Council is right to let voters decide the fate of a proposed tax-subsidized shopping center on Brentwood Boulevard across from St. Louis Galleria.The council previously voted for the development. It was forced to reconsider,...
At&t Change Will Cut Profit Stock Tumbles as Company Sets Flat Rate for L-D Calls
AT&T Corp. said Tuesday that earnings in the second half may fall 10 percent below analysts' estimates as it revamps its long-distance pricing strategy.The news sent AT&T stock tumbling $5.62 1/2, or 9.8 percent, to $51.50 - its single largest percentage...
A Web Site for Students Tests Limits
ANYONE who has ever plugged into the Internet to do research knows what a valuable tool it can be.A history student can go to a World Wide Web site and see the probable site of Troy, or someone studying English literature can find any number of critical...
Bow to Simon: Senators Pay Tribute
Concern over elections and appropriations took a breather on Capitol Hill Tuesday, playing second fiddle to the trademark bow tie of Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill.A group not known for keeping secrets did pretty well at it as senators and staffers scurried...
Briefs
WHITE HOUSEClinton's Remarks About Pardons In Whitewater Case Draw CriticismPresident Bill Clinton's refusal to rule out pardons for his former Whitewater partners drew criticism Tuesday. Clinton was noncommittal when asked Monday about a potential post-ele...
Briefs
ELECTIONSAbsentee Balloting Begins Here; Illinoisans May ApplyTuesday was the first day voters in Missouri could cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 5 election. In Illinois, Thursday is the first day for civilians to apply for absentee ballots. In both...
Briefs
ELECTION DAYApplications Are Available For Nov. 5 Absentee BallotsThursday is the first day that civilian voters in Illinois may apply for absentee ballots for the Nov. 5 election. Voters may call or write county clerks or election boards for applications,...
Briefs
WHITE HOUSEClinton's Remarks About Pardons In Whitewater Case Draw CriticismPresident Bill Clinton's refusal to rule out pardons for his former Whitewater partners drew criticism Tuesday. Clinton was noncommittal when asked Monday about a potential post-ele...
Briefs
RICHMOND HEIGHTSResidents To Determine Future Of Galleria PointeA judge on Tuesday put a tax-increment financing plan in Richmond Heights on the Nov. 5 ballot. St. Louis County Circuit Judge Herbert Lasky issued an order that will let residents decide...
Brooks Hopes Deep Threat Will Help Backs
Coach Rich Brooks hopes Tony Banks' arm will help the legs of running backs Lawrence Phillips, Harold Green and Greg Robinson."Hopefully, the ability to get the ball downfield . . . will loosen up what has become a very difficult line of scrimmage for...
Business Giant Convicted for Illegal Gifts to Espy
A federal jury convicted a California agribusiness giant Tuesday in the first trial stemming from the investigation of illegal corporate gifts to former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy.Sun-Diamond Growers of California was convicted on eight out of nine...
Bye-Bye, Birdie City Hopes to Give Blackbirds Rude Awakening
Wentzville city forces plan to continue firing projectiles into the city's wooded areas tonight, sending a clear message to belligerent blackbirds who have blatantly ignored a no-fly zone around the city.The blackbirds' invasion of Wentzville started...
Cards Rid of Pesky Reds, Number Down to 1
The magic number became one in more ways than one for the Cardinals Monday night.Clinching at least a tie for the National League Central Division title, the Cardinals need only one more win or one more loss by the Houston Astros to wrap up the championship....
Cards Win Right Tonic for Washington Patient
The best news Bob Emmons got Tuesday night was the Cardinals' 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates, clinching the National League Central Division.Emmons, 43 and a resident of St. Clair, also got word that he should be able to leave St. John's Mercy...
Celebrators Go with the Flow Champagne Brings Remembrances of Past Playoff Excitement
A few yards away from the door entering the visitors clubhouse Tuesday night at Three Rivers Stadium, the aroma of Missouri Winery champagne already wafted stronger than an October weekend in the rolling hills near Augusta.Inside the clubhouse, the Cardinals...
Clinton's Policy of Give and Take
Only a couple of months ago, it seemed to be such a political masterstroke.First, move left to repay heavy-spending union labor by raising the minimum wage. Make the Republicans look like skinflints with their murmuring about job losses at the entry...
Clinton Takes Call for `Zero Tolerance' of Drugs to U.N
President Bill Clinton, criticized by Republicans as being too lax in the war on drugs, chastised U.N. members Tuesday for failing to adopt "zero tolerance" policies for narcotics trafficking and terrorism.The United States will do its part, Clinton...
Congress Applies Mor Band-Aids
Congress has taken two important steps by moving to shield expectant mothers and the mentally ill from overly restrictive health insurance rules - though the changes are no substitute for comprehensive health insurance reform.Still, expectant mothers...
Congress Passes Bill for Two-Day Maternity Stays
Congress passed legislation Tuesday night that assures two-day hospital stays for new mothers as part of a broader bill financing veterans, housing, environmental and space programs.A 388-25 vote by the House sent the measure to President Bill Clinton...
Cosmic Bowling outside His Frame of Reference
ALTHOUGH I expected it, the sight and sound was kind of amazing. Especially for someone like me, a onetime bowling alley pin boy.I was in a big suburban bowling emporium (somehow "alley" doesn't fit the new computerized bowling centers) drinking coffee...
Crusaders Cruise to Third Title, First Place Four Runners Rank among the Top 16
The St. Dominic High cross country team is flying high these days.The Crusaders won their third title in as many meets Saturday, capturing first place in the Festus Invitational.St. Dominic, which won the First Capitol and Mary Institute/Country Day...
Deer Hunters Bowhunters Can Take Up to 5 More Antlerless Deer in '96
Although the 50th anniversary of archery deer hunting in Missouri wasn't a deciding factor in writing this year's regulations, bowhunters will find plenty to rejoice about in details of the archery hunting season Oct. 1-Nov. 15 and Nov. 27-Jan. 15.Missouri...
Dioxin Site Study Finds Cancer Cases
A report on 250 former residents of Times Beach and other dioxin sites in eastern Missouri found four cases of cervical and bladder cancer, more than twice the normal rate for such cancers.According to nationwide statistics, less than one case of bladder...
Dodgers Keep Rolling with Win over Giants
Ramon Martinez won his seventh successive decision, and Eric Karros had three hits as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the visiting San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night, their 23rd win in 31 games.The Dodgers increased their lead in the NL West to 1...
Dole, Perot Won"t Be Debating Today, but They"ll Be Here
St. Louis will not be the site of the first presidential debate, but after today, St. Louisans may feel it was.This morning, Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole will be at St. Louis University to make sure everybody knows it was President Bill...
Dole, Perot Won't Be Debating Today, but They'll Be Here
St. Louis will not be the site of the first presidential debate, but after today, St. Louisans may feel it was.This morning, Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole will be at St. Louis University to make sure everybody knows it was President Bill...
Du Pont Ruled Incompetent to Stand Trial in Slaying of Wrestler
Chemical heir John E. du Pont, who claims to be Jesus, the Dalai Lama and the last of the Romanovs, was pronounced a psychotic Tuesday and ruled incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of Dave Schultz, an Olympic wrestler.Common Pleas Judge Patricia...
Everything's New-And So Far, So Good
The one word to describe the Lindenwood College men's cross country team this season is "new."The Lions, who finished 24th nationally in 1995 and 23rd last year, have a new coach, Dave Spetnagel; a new league, the Heart of America Athletic Conference;...
Ex-Football Coach Assaulted Girl, He Admits to Judge
David C. Primeau, a former Fort Zumwalt North High School coach, admitted to a judge Tuesday that he sexually assaulted a girl four years ago, when the girl was 14 or 15.He said the assaults took place once in a car on the day of a football game and...
Family Flicks
NEWFly Away Home (PG) is based on the history-making efforts of a Canadian artist who built a flying machine to lead geese on safe, new migration routes. That experiment lies at the heart of this triumphant tale of 13-year-old Amy (Anna Paquin), who...
Family Leave Gains Clinton Praise Area Women Voice Views to Democrats
Pat Cronin of Imperial hasn't decided whom she will support for president in November. Even so, she says President Bill Clinton deserves credit for signing the Family and Medical Leave Act.Cronin, 40, used the act's guaranteed unpaid leave last year...
Fattest of the Land Unhealthful Fare at Dinner Houses Gives `Food Police' Bit of Indigestion
Beware the big, dripping mushroom cheeseburgers in restaurants like Applebee's, Bennigan's and TGI Friday's. Just one of them is worse for you than a Big Mac plus banana split plus doughnuts.So says the consumer nutrition group that previously frowned...
Fed Holds the Line on Interest Rates Reaction by Economists Mixed
The Federal Reserve, split over raising interest rates, opted Tuesday to do nothing six weeks before voters go to the polls. President Bill Clinton said the decision "shows we have got a strong economy with no inflation."The central bank's decision came...
Finding a Gem in Grape Country
YOU see them in the winter, spring and summer, those forlorn little ramshackle huts along the interstate east and west of St. James. But every early fall the grape stands burst with life, just like the luscious fruit they sell.And if you drive west on...
Flag Football Rams Hanky-Panky Has Brooks Set to Level Some Penalties of His Own
Like all coaches, Rich Brooks wants to lead the league. This probably isn't what he had in mind.Three games into the season, the Rams are the most penalized team in the National Football League. Every Sunday is flag day for these guys, not that it's...
Gaetti's Blow Enables Cards to Wave the Flag
An unsuspecting Pittsburgh reporter asked Gary Gaetti if he was trying to hit a home run when he walked to the plate in the seventh inning Tuesday night.The playful Gaetti paused."No," he said. "I was trying to nub it back to the pitcher." The Cardinals...
Good Sense Wins in Immigration Bill
Politics lost but good sense won in the decision by Republican leaders in the House to drop a provision that would have let states lock schoolhouse doors to the children of illegal immigrants. Even though the punitive proposal had won the backing of...
Helping Kids Gain Social Skills Harvard's Hallowell to Lecture Here on Learning Disabilities
FOR Chad Altwies, the problem began early in elementary school.Like many kids with learning disabilities, Chad spent a portion of his day in a resource room. There, he received tutoring to help him keep up academically with peers and to compensate for...
Honor Roll
Students at Fairmount Elementary School, 1725 Thoele Road, St. Peters, must have a 3.65 grade-point average, be on or above grade level and have a 1 or 2 in art, music, physical education, work habits and personal social development to be on the honor...
Illinois Poison Hot Line Hangs Up Missouri Center Says It Can't Handle All the Extra Calls, May Block Them
For years, harried hospitals and panicky parents throughout Illinois have turned to the state's poison-control hot line - listed just inside the front cover of the phone book - to get instant, expert diagnoses about possible poisonings.But now, the only...
Israel Makes Sovereignty Statement by Finishing Jerusalem Tunnel
Asserting control over sites holy to both Jews and Muslims, Israel broke through the last stretch of an archaeological tunnel near the Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, a move that prompted angry Palestinians to throw stones at police and Jewish worshipers.Palestinian...
Jordan Is Taking the Tough At-Bats in Stride This Year
Brian Jordan singled in the third inning Monday night. Cincinnati second baseman Bret Boone fielded the slow hopper up the middle, but his throw to first failed to beat the flying Jordan.An infield single. From the Cardinals' cleanup hitter.Yet Jordan...
Junk E-Mail Provokes PC Users
Junk e-mail, how do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.I hate thee to the depth of my e-mailbox, which you fill with unwanted clutter o'er the day.I hate thee purely, for bearing a false "sender" name, making it impossible to purge myself from thy wretched...
Kelly Used Some State Resources for Rally Request Cited `Auditor's Office'
A publicly paid aide to state Auditor Margaret Kelly used state stationery to request Capitol space for a Republican rally, including listing a state telephone number and the auditor's office as contacts for the political event.The campaign consultant...
Kmox Replaces Morning Drive News Anchor Charles Jaco Will Continue Doing Afternoon Newsmakers Program
KMOX Radio, which has lost a large piece of its morning audience to WIBV and other rivals this year, announced Tuesday it will replace morning news anchor Charles Jaco.Jaco was appointed co-anchor of the station's Total Information AM show in March,...
Knights of Columbus Plan Wins Support
The Cottleville Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously Monday night to recommend approval of a permit that would allow the Knights of Columbus to build a function hall, two soccer fields, a softball field and a parking lot.The facility would be...
Lady Crusaders Display Talent, Cooperation
Father Bob Lane doesn't claim to know a whole lot about fast-pitch softball. But he's learning quickly.Lane, who previously coached 11 seasons of junior-varsity baseball, was called on to fill in for St. Dominic High softball coach Norm Ochsner when...
Man Fights Abortion by Ex-Girlfriend
A man from St. Charles is seeking to prevent his former girlfriend from having an abortion, saying he is willing to support the child and pay for its care.Richard Penner, 42, has petitioned St. Charles County Circuit Court for an order, and a judge has...
Man Fights Abortion by Former Girlfriend
A man from St. Charles is seeking to prevent his former girlfriend from having an abortion, saying he is willing to support the child and pay for its care.Richard Penner, 42, has petitioned St. Charles County Circuit Court for an order, and a judge has...
Marino Likely out 3 to 4 Weeks after Suffering Fractured Ankle
Not even Dan Marino can throw the ball with a crutch under his right arm.The most prolific passer in NFL history is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks with a slight fracture in his right ankle.Marino suffered the injury in the Miami Dolphins'...
Missouri, Nebraska Square off over Jobs Railroad Merger Pits 2 States in Relocation
Nebraska vs. Missouri might not be much of a rivalry in football.But it's a different story in the economic development arena.The two states have stepped up their battle for the hundreds of jobs the combined Union Pacific-Southern Pacific railroad will...
Missouri Penalty Kick Rule Stirs Debate on Tie Games
It's the age-old soccer debate: How should a tied game be decided?"I don't know of anyone who likes penalty kicks, but they've become a necessary evil," St. Mary's High coach Jim Bokern said. "It's a part of the game that everybody wishes was different,...
Monsanto Pays $240 Million for Seed Firm
Monsanto Co. said Tuesday it will buy the nation's second-largest soybean seed company, Asgrow Agronomics, for $240 million.The agreement in principle with Asgrow's Mexican parent company will accelerate Monsanto's ventures in crop biotechnology and...
More Ways to Say `No' under Sexual Pressure
Dear readers: Over the last three weeks, I have devoted each Wednesday's column to the intelligent and heartfelt responses I've received since I asked readers to tell me how they just said "no" to sex. Today's is the last in this series .Dear Abby: How...
Morning Briefing
Burger King Goes Jurassic On SequelBurger King Corp. said Tuesday it had obtained the rights for its restaurants worldwide to promote next summer's release of the sequel to the blockbuster movie "Jurassic Park."The nation's second-biggest fast-food chain...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Olympic swimming gold medalist GARY HALL, vacationing in Australia, was hoping to get together with friend ALEXANDER POPOV, the Russian swimmer who beat him in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle at the Atlanta Olympics.Popov plans to move and train in Australia....
Movie Minutes
IT's got gangs of rough youth running through the streets of a Scottish city. It's got pop music on the soundtrack and in the dance halls. It's got boozers and burglaries and thick brogues. It even has a sniper with an air gun, aiming his BBs at an unsuspecting...
Mu Basketball to Get Additional Air Time
The University of Missouri unveiled its men's basketball schedule Tuesday, adding three more nationally televised games and an early season meeting against Division II Northwest Missouri State to the version released a few weeks ago.The Tigers' schedule...
Name Game Patience Needed in Quest for Name on Internet
The Internet has afforded software developers many opportunities the last few years - including the freedom to name your company "Yahoo," if that's what you want.But for many high-tech developers these days, naming a new company or product is an exercise...
Neither Party Sees Shutdown over Budget
Just six weeks from Election Day, lawmakers and White House officials met privately to decide on the spending plans for some of the federal government's biggest agencies as Congress raced toward what Republicans hoped would be adjournment at week's end.Under...
New Coach Keeps Eyes on Tradition
Kevin Kilcullin, the new women's soccer coach at Lindenwood College, has some big shoes to fill.Kilcullin, a St. Louis native, takes over for Tim Champion, who is now coaching the first-year women's program at St. Louis University. The Lady Lions were...
No Snow Job: Fuhr Back in Win over Avalanche
Grant Fuhr didn't get the biggest ovation Tuesday at Kiel Center.That was reserved for the Cardinals, who clinched the Central Division title by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1.But Fuhr was a close second. The preseason crowd of 12,830 gave Fuhr a...
No Ties That Bind It Has Been Found That for Foster and Adopted Children . . . . . . Attachment Is a Feeling They Have Never Known
THE only reason Colorado homemaker Barbara Nolin says she didn't give her adopted children back was that no one would take them. After two years, she had lost all sympathy for the sisters, former street children who had been named Angel and Crystal for...
Now Here's a Doctor with a Lot of Gall
Dear Ann Landers: What do you think of a surgeon who would bring a jar of gallstones to a dinner party, pass them around the table and tell everybody who he took them out of?This surgeon happens to be a well-known and successful doctor in our town, and...
Nuclear Plant Managers Replaced after Shutdown
Illinois Power Co. has replaced the two top managers at its Clinton nuclear power station, a week after the company's own investigators concluded plant management mishandled a problem that forced a shutdown."Ultimately, the management is responsible,"...
Obituaries
Harriet N. DavisHarriet Nadine Davis, 62, of Overland and formerly of St. Charles County, died Friday (Sept. 20, 1996) at St. Anne's Skilled Nursing Home in Bridgeton.Mrs. Davis had worked as a clerk with the Army Record Center in St. Louis. She belonged...
Ozzie Says Jordan Led the Way
They came from miles around to form this Cardinals' team this season, but veteran shortstop Ozzie Smith said the leader of the club already was here."Brian Jordan was our inspiration," Smith said. "He led the way more than anybody. Brian has made more...
People
DIANA, Princess of Wales, and the biggest names in fashion mingled at a star-studded gala Tuesday night in Washington that was expected to raise more than $1 million for breast cancer research.Addressing the guests, Diana spoke eloquently of the fight...
People
Sure, her name looks like a typo, but there's nothing jumbled about the message Finland's Parliament speaker, RIITTA UOSUKAINEN, is sending in her steamy new novel, "Fluttering Flame":Uosukainen's sex life is hot.Her book sales, too. Seventeen thousand...
Police Chief Disputes Idea Schools Are `War Zone'
St. Louis Public Schools are generally safe inside but the surrounding areas need more attention from foot patrol officers, St. Louis Police Chief Ronald Henderson told a group of educators Tuesday morning.That speech was on the second day Henderson...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved court action:SEXUAL ASSAULTSArnold: A 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted Monday morning by a man who broke into her house through a garage door and hid in a closet. The...
Police Seek Man in Series of Burglaries at Businesses
Police are searching for a man believed to be responsible for 16 or more smash-and-grab burglaries of businesses in St. Louis and St. Charles counties in the last month or so.A man, whose image was captured on surveillance camera film, struck again in...
Racial Slurs Are a `Big Deal'
U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry dictated a remarkable opinion the other day on the pervasiveness of garden-variety bigotry. Judge Perry awarded $224,800 to Tommie E. Delph because he had to endure two years of racial jokes and slurs at the Dr...
Republicans' Balanced View of Women's Issues
A new cottage industry in punditry has sprung up this year, with spin doctors and politicians in both parties puzzling, like modern-day Sigmund Freuds: "What do women want?" The answer, we have been told, is the road map to the electoral Promised Land...
Russians Catch Glimpse of Their Ailing President
Trying to show that Boris Yeltsin is still in charge, the Kremlin gave Russians their first glimpse of the ailing president in a week on Tuesday, broadcasting videotape of him sitting nearly motionless and smiling weakly.Russia's jittery financial markets...
Russians Get Glimpse of Yeltsin Meeting with Prime Minister
Trying to show that Boris Yeltsin is still in charge, the Kremlin gave Russians their first glimpse of the ailing president in a week on Tuesday, broadcasting videotape of him sitting nearly motionless and smiling weakly.Russia's jittery financial markets...
Shanahan Says He Wants out Tired of Cloud over Hartford Franchise
Whalers general manager Jim Rutherford spent the noon hour Monday with his star player, Brendan Shanahan. Over lunch, Shanahan requested a trade. Pass the salt.Rutherford spent the rest of the afternoon with the Secret Service, state officials and other...
Sizing Them Up
High school debaters will be listening for logic, emotional appeal and a sense of integrity from the presidential candidates. Will they be disappointed?ALL RIGHT, class, here is your assignment:As you watch the presidential debates on television Oct....
Sleepless in Texas: M's Stalking Rangers
By making their last-minute push for the American League West title, the Mariners added some unexpected thrills to the end of an invigorating baseball season.Certainly long-suffering Rangers fans got some extra tension in their lives. The Mariners made...
Sounding Board '96
We asked St. Louis area residents what they think about the decision of the Commission on Presidential Debates to bar Reform Party candidate Ross Perot from the debates between Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican nominee Bob Dole.Last Thursday...
Space Fact, Fiction Fuse on New Show
NASA's John Guidi walks onto the set of the new syndicated television series "The Cape" and can't believe his eyes. How did these TV people get all this space shuttle equipment? Who gave permission?No permission needed. This stuff may look real, but...
Sports Shorts
Promoters Say Tyson Giving Up WBC TitleMike Tyson has relinquished his WBC heavyweight championship rather than face No. 1 contender Lennox Lewis, promoters Dino Duva and Panos Eliades said Tuesday.Duva and Eliades said a purse bid for a championship...
St. Louis Talent Supplies Push in Mu, Slu Programs
The coaches of the women's soccer teams at St. Louis University and Missouri understand each other.Both are dealing with the struggles of starting from scratch with first-year programs. They understand what it's like to rely on freshmen who are expected...
Study of Dioxin Sites Finds Cancer Cases
A report on 250 former residents of Times Beach and other dioxin sites in eastern Missouri found four cases of cervical and bladder cancer, more than twice the normal rate for such cancers.According to nationwide statistics, under one case of bladder...
Superintendent Spells out Safe Schools Act
Edward Hillhouse, 47, addressed the 11and 12-year-olds at Meramec Valley Middle School Tuesday afternoon as if they were his age."You commit a violent act, and the punishment will be severe," said Hillhouse, superintendent of Meramec Valley R-III School...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club,...
Taxpayers Party Candidate Says God Guides Platform
THE PLATFORM of the U.S. Taxpayers Party centers on the sovereignty of God, not government.Even so, presidential nominee Howard Phillips acknowledges that a God-centered campaign is no guarantee that he'll beat out President Bill Clinton, Republican...
Team's Fast Start Boosts Adrenalin, Hopes for Year
Greg Reecht is working hard to contain his excitement these days.A second-year assistant coach in charge of the women's cross country team at Lindenwood College, Reecht returns seven of his top 10 runners from a team that finished 24th nationally last...
These Birds Put a New Face on Old Legacy
The victory cigars were burning, the smoke curling through the visiting team clubhouse. And Willie McGee, 37 years young, stepped through a pungent champagne mist to shake hands with Fred Hanser, one of the the Cardinals' new owners."You guys did what...
They're Back! Cardinals Clinch Playoff Spot for the First Time since 1987
For some, such as Ray Lankford, Brian Jordan, Royce Clayton and John Mabry, it is their first ride. For others, such as Ozzie Smith, Dennis Eckersley, Willie McGee and Ron Gant, it is a return to Pennant Place.For all the Cardinals, the journey - at...
They're Back Cardinals Clinch Playoff Spot for the First Time since 1987 Redbirds Uncork Big Finish to Win Central Division
For some, like Ray Lankford, Brian Jordan, Royce Clayton and John Mabry, it is their first ride. For others, like Ozzie Smith, Dennis Eckersley, Willie McGee and Ron Gant, it is a return to Pennant Place.For all the Cardinals, the journey - at least...
U.S., Other Powers Sign Treaty to End All Nuclear Testing
The United States and the major nuclear powers overrode the objections of India on Tuesday and signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.President Bill Clinton signed the treaty with the same pen that President John F. Kennedy...
Virtual Suburbia Developments Try to Bring Suburban Living to Inner City
The homes have virtually everything you would expect to find in the suburbs: three or four bedrooms, two-car garages, central air and heating, neat green lawns, electronic security systems, full basements . . . even the proverbial picket fences.But this...
Wave of Students Swells Classrooms throughout County
If one-room red schoolhouses were being built, St. Charles County would have as many small red buildings as the Blanchette Bridge has vehicles at rush hour.In the Francis Howell district, enrollment has increased by about 700 students, from 17,062 in...