St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 20, 1997

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10 Youngsters Receive `Do the Right Thing' Awards
Shaun Fulton knew the two suspicious-looking teen-agers didn't belong in the school because he just saw them enter by an unguarded side door that was off-limits. Then he noticed one of them was clutching a pistol as the pair clambered up an inside stairway....
2nd Time around Van Slyke, Cardinals Reunited after 10 Years
Andy Van Slyke came back "home" again Wednesday.Late in the afternoon, he dropped off his equipment bag in the Cardinals' clubhouse for the first time since 1987, when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tony Pena.Van Slyke could have carried...
Abortion Clinic Decision Draws Praise, Prompts Apprehension
Anti-abortion activists saw Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling as upholding free speech. Activists on the other side warned that it could interfere with a woman's right to choose an abortion.The ruling allows protesters to confront patients on public sidewalks...
Accusations Fly, Pay Will Go Up
On a night that trustees approved a pay raise, accusations of lying and misuse of village resources highlighted a lively Board of Trustees meeting in Velda Village Hills last week.The trustees raised salaries $200 a month. The chairman now earns $525...
A Chopinist Worth Seeking
Night SweatsChopin, The Complete Nocturnes, Maria Joao Pires, pianist (Deutsche Grammophon)Musicians with reasonable levels of ambition, and no particular interest in spending years of their lives on the road, remain local figures. The pianist Maria...
A Cool Cat for Avalon Hill War-Game Fans
Steel Panthers 2 is a good example of what a sequel should be. Not particularly ambitious, and without any major changes in technology or gameplay, Panthers 2 takes a solid World War II strategy game and expands it to the modern era without losing the...
A Flood of Films 19th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival Brings Movies from around the World to Carbondale, Ill
Some of the world's best non-commercial films, including the Oscar-nominated "Breaking the Waves" and the Japanese film "Maborosi," will highlight the 19th annual Big Muddy Film Festival beginning today at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.This...
Airport Security Profiles Open to Abuse
Most of the recommendations for improved airport and airline operations and security presented by the commission headed by Vice President Al Gore are quite sensible.However, one of the recommendations - to increase and refine the use of profiling techniques...
Arcelia's Has the Right Combination Hearty Mexican Cuisine Served Up Fast and Friendly
Arcelia's in Lafayette Square is a neighborhood hangout, in the best sense of the word. It's the kind of place where you can get a quick, hearty Mexican meal instead of cooking at home; where you can come in jeans and a flannel shirt and may be mistaken...
Area Qualifiers for the State Tournament
CLASS 4A 103 High School Record - Dan Lilledahl Oakville 37-2 Cody Greene Fox 30-8 Dustin Graves Mehlville 32-10 Robbie Potashnick Parkway Central 30-3 J.D. McKinney Hazelwood Central 31-6 Greg Brown Pattonville 25-7 Michael...
Are Grateful Dead Cover Bands Living in the Past, or Are They Disciples of a Musical Messiah?
Every major city in North America has a version of Jake's Leg or the Schwag, bands dedicated to performing Grateful Dead covers.San Francisco has Jerry's Kids, while the Zen Tricksters reign in Port Chester, N.Y.In Montreal, the band is Bokomaru, in...
Around the Links
PGA TOURTucson Chrysler ClassicSite: Tucson, Ariz. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: Omni Tucson National Resort (7,148 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $234,000. Television: ESPN (Today-Friday, 3-5 p.m.) and KDNL, Channel 30 (Saturday,...
Auditions & Announcements
Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre: Midwest Theatre auditions for 37th summer season Friday through Sunday at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. For times and more info, call (816) 837-3311.Mid American Theatre Company: Auditions for "The 1940's Radio Hour"...
Best Bets for the Week of Feb. 20-26
FridayJazz jam: Trumpeter Melton Mustafa, a Count Basie Band alumnus and leader of the Melton Mustafa Orchestra, is joined in a salute to jazz by local fave Freddie Washington at the St. Louis University High School Performing Arts Center. The two have...
Bills Count Chickens, Then Lay a Big Egg Early Celebration Costs Slu Victory
Jeramy Biles made a terrific play, the kind of play that could have made this oft-dreadful St. Louis University basketball season worth remembering. The kind of play the truly special guards in Conference USA love to make.His driving layup with 2.9 seconds...
Biondi Reviews Gains during His Tenure
The Rev. Lawrence Biondi was in speech mode Wednesday - in the morning at the announcement of the university's plans for its part of LaClede Town, and in the afternoon at his State of the University address.He seized the latter occasion to look briefly...
Black History Planners Expect Good Turnout
Organizers of the second Black History Luncheon in Festus say they expect a turnout to equal last year, when about 300 people gathered to honor the accomplishments of African-Americans.This year's luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gannon's...
Black Teens Accuse Police of Harassment Local NAACP Official to Meet with Belleville Chief
The NAACP in East St. Louis says it has received complaints that Belleville police are harassing black motorists, including four teen-agers who say they were stopped without cause and forced to remove their shoes while standing in the cold.Johnny Scott,...
Boundary Measure for New Elementary Has Parents Upset
Some parents in the Highlands at Wildhorse say that proposed attendance boundaries for a new elementary school would isolate their children from their playmates and have asked the Rockwood School Board to reconsider.A committee of parents from 22 residential...
Briefs
MISSOURIUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSBill Prohibits Strikers From Collecting Money Future strikers won't collect unemployment benefits under a bill endorsed Wednesday by the state Senate. Sen. David Klarich, R-Ballwin, sponsored the bill (SB55), which was prompted...
Briefs
MISSOURIUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSBill Prohibits Strikers From Collecting Money Future strikers won't collect unemployment benefits under a bill endorsed Wednesday by the state Senate. Sen. David Klarich, R-Ballwin, sponsored the bill (SB55), which was prompted...
Briefs
THE NATIONOKLAHOMA CITY BOMBINGMechanic Said To Be Confident Witness FBI agents and sketch artists described on Wednesday a key prosecution witness as confident when he identified Timothy McVeigh as the man who rented a truck believed to have been used...
C-17s Get Good Marks for Bosnia Job but Mcdonnell Planes Unproven in Some Areas
McDonnell Douglas' C-17 cargo planes performed well ferrying troops and equipment to Bosnia, congressional auditors say, but some key capabilities remain unproven.The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, studied 1,000 C-17 missions...
Call Policy Police on Mayoral Buttons
BUTTONS AND BUCKS: Will St. Louis Police Chief Ron Henderson issue a reminder to his department regarding the policy prohibiting on-duty officers from sporting campaign buttons for mayoral candidates? Memo to the chief: send one to the festooned female...
Carpenters Picket in Support of Teachers Catholic Educators Seek Parity in Pay
Fifteen members of the St. Louis Carpenters Union waved blue and white signs Wednesday afternoon decrying the St. Louis Archdiocese's refusal to recognize a group of Catholic elementary teachers as a union.They protested at the campus entrance to St....
Case of `Stolen' Spouse Is Dividing Friends, Too
Dear Abby: This is a common situation, so you must have covered it before. However, I don'trecall seeing it recently."Jane" and "John" were married for a number of years and had teen-age children. "Mary," John's childhood sweetheart, already divorced...
Change Won't Put China off Its Economic Course Experts Predict Its Continued Political, Military Power
The death of China's paramount leader, Deng Xiaoping, opens the way for bureaucratic infighting that could paralyze important policy decisions affecting 1.2 billion Chinese - and all who deal with them, analysts said Wednesday.But Deng's passing isn't...
Channel 30 Bra Story Just Doesn't Hold Up
`IS YOUR bra causing cancer?"Over and over last week, Channel 30 - maintaining its unchallenged position as your official source for brassiere stories - asked viewers that question. Promos featured a woman pulling a bra strap over her shoulder and then...
City Will Install Water Lines If Residents Agree to Pay for Them
O'Fallon Mayor Paul Renaud and several aldermen say the city is willing to install water lines in the subdivision of Whispering Hills if two-thirds of the residents sign a petition saying they are willing to pay for it.The announcement at a public hearing...
Clinton Warns of Chaos, Offers Juvenile Crime Plan
President Bill Clinton proposed on Wednesday a $495 million national campaign against juvenile crime. He warned that, otherwise, America "is going to be living with chaos.""The truth is that all across our country, children are still killing children...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSBookfair, 11-7 pm Sa, Barnes & Noble/Ladue Crossing, 434-5141, Whitfield School sponsors its annual book fair.Keepsake Country Shows, 9:30-9 pm F, 9:30-6 pm Sa, 11-5 pm Su, St. Charles Center, St. Charles, 837-0617, Step...
Competition Stifled in Airline Industry
Since the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, airline industry productivity and efficiency have risen dramatically. Deregulation broke the legalized oligopoly and cartel operated by the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and freed airlines from the shackles...
Concert Previews
Waco Brothers9 tonight at the Side DoorSome country music purists despise the Englishmen of the Waco Brothers as honky-tonk poseurs. Then again, some lovers of traditional Irish music hate The Pogues. But the Waco Brothers are the best so-called insurgent...
County Revamps Good Housing Program
Last fall, a public outcry prompted St. Louis County to halt a program to buy several dozen houses and rent and eventually sell them to tenants. The idea was to make home ownership easier for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.In response...
Court Broadens Abortion Clinic Protester Rights Justices Cut Back Curbs Imposed by Judge in New York State Case
The Supreme Court bolstered on Wednesday the free-speech rights of protesters outside abortion clinics, ruling they can confront patients on public sidewalks as long as they stay at least 15 feet away from clinic entrances.The court did not strip abortion...
Dancer Brings New Expertise Back Home
When Michael Mizerany's feet hit the floor of the Communications Building theater stage Wednesday night at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, they will have defined a large, impressive circle.Mizerany, who graduated from SIUE in 1986, as a...
Day by Day
TODAYMAINSTAGE THEATRE - "The Boys Next Door" by Tom Griffen will be presented by Lindenwood College theater students at 8 p.m. in Roemer Hall, Lindenwood College, St. Charles. The off-Broadway play and TV movie focuses with humor and compassion on the...
Dead-Icated to the One They Love the Grateful Dead May Be No Longer, but Local Cover Bands Keep the Legacy Alive
His ashes dissolved two years ago in the muddy Ganges River, but the crowds have yet to disperse at the long, strange wake.Businessmen and stoned freaks, teen-agers in tie-dye and graying eco-warriors -- they converge by the hundreds on local nightclubs...
Demon Shoe: Reebok Gets Mythology Lesson
So you're a bunch of highly paid creative types brainstorming on a namesake for a new athletic shoe. Michael Jordan . . . taken. Chuck Taylor . . . ditto.Here's an idea: Name a women's running shoe after a mythical demon who preyed on sleeping women.Reebok...
Deng Xiaoping Dead after 19-Year Rule Potent Leader Leaves China Richer, More Open
Deng Xiaoping spent his final years out of China's limelight, an ordinary Communist Party member with no title higher than "comrade." Yet, in reality, he remained the most potent leader in the world's most populous nation.He died Wednesday (Feb. 19,...
Deputy Chiefs Appointed in City Police Revamp
Three St. Louis deputy police chiefs said Wednesday that they are eager to start their new jobs, taking command of the city's three area police stations.The three will become the point men in responding to crime and to community concerns in their respective...
Discovery Crew Sends Hubble on Its Way
With Discovery's astronauts looking on like proud parents, a stronger, smarter Hubble Telescope drifted off into space Wednesday to resume its exploration of the heavens.The $2 billion observatory, anchored for nearly a week in the shuttle's open cargo...
Double Tragedy in School Shooting
Judging from his smiling face in last Thursday's newspaper, 10-year-old Benjamin Williams is recovering nicely after being shot by a classmate at Holy Cross Lutheran School, 3630 Ohio Street.He had been shot in the shoulder three days earlier by a 9-year-old...
Dream Team Czech Father and Son Create an Exceptional Film
Much of the considerable charm of the Czech movie "Kolya" comes from its warm evocation of the love between a father and a son, a relationship that is mirrored in that of the principal filmmakers."Kolya" was written by and stars 60-year-old Zdenac Sverak....
Education Plan Is Political Payoff
Just a year ago, President Bill Clinton announced in his State of the Union address that the era of big government was over. But, in this year's State of the Union address, he announced further expansions of government and of government spending.Anybody...
Eight Seek 2 Seats on Collinsville Council Top Four Primary Finishers Will Be on Ballot for Runoff
A former mayor and two incumbent councilmen are among eight candidates running for City Council seats in the primary election Tuesday in Collinsville.The four candidates who get the most votes in the primary will compete for two council seats up for...
Election Board Changes Locks Suspicions Center on Computer Room
The St. Louis Election Board changed locks on its computer room Wednesday after discovering someone may have tried to tamper with some absentee ballot information after hours, board officials said.Details were few as the board prepared for the March...
`Evita': Will Argentines Love It or Hate It?
Resurrected by Hollywood, Eva Peron has returned to Argentina in a characteristic blaze of hype, strife and emotion.Monday's Argentine premiere of the film version of "Evita" was a much-anticipated event that combined several Argentine obsessions: the...
Family Archives Replay Decades of Yore
THIS YEAR, my New Year's resolution was to organize and catalog the family archives that have found their way to the remote closet corners and basement catacombs of my house. Over the years, I have amassed a collection of letters and postcards, photographs...
Family Stuff Upcoming Events
Pulling the weight: The Pullman Blues Tour rolls into St. Louis Union Station this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour features a vintage 1949 Pullman car and a demonstration by authentically dressed past Pullman porters of the daily tasks that...
Father Figure with a Substitute Player in Tow, Mandolin Veteran David Grisman Plays Songs of His Jewish Heritage
David Grisman and Fishel Bresler"Songs of Our Fathers"Where: Washington University's Edison Theatre, Mallinckrodt Center, 6445 Forsyth Blvd. When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday How Much: $23 More Info: 935-6543 David Grisman has always had a lot...
Finch Provides Cautionary Tale for Spoonhour
So what if University of Memphis coach Larry Finch once showed the faith in his hometown school that few peers shared?So what if, as a star guard, he led the Tigers to national prominence and rallied a racially divided community around the program? So...
Five Newcomers in 10th Ward Vie for Council Seat
Voters in the 10th Ward in St. Charles will elect a political novice Saturday.None of the five candidates has held elective office. Only one, Kevin Toebben, has served on a municipal board or commission. Toebben has been on the city's Planning and Zoning...
Folkl Answers the Call to Return to Basketball
She's one of the best college athletes in the country, a virtual lock to be one of the leaders of the next United States women's national volleyball team. But . . ."A lot of times, I think I picked the wrong sport to focus on," Kristin Folkl said last...
Forget Waldo, Where's Hooper Humperdink? the Web Helps Track Down a Childhood Treasure
I'm going to have a party, but I don't thinkthat I'll ask Hooper Humperdink.I'll ask Alice, I'll ask Abe. I'll ask Bob and Bill and Babe. I'll ask Charlie, Clara, Cora, Danny, Davey, Daisy, Dora . . . "Hooper Humperdink--? Not Him" was, for what seemed...
For Whom (David) Bell Toils: Tigers Ask If It Could Be Them
The Detroit Tigers, managed by Buddy Bell, have talked to the Cardinals about infielder David Bell, Buddy's son. Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty said, however, there were no real trade proposals made."We may have talked about him playing for...
Gloria Be
Mary Strauss has long reveled in her collection of Gloria Swanson relics. Now she looks forward to the stage version of the actress's greatest star turn,'Sunset Boulevard.'* * * *THE DAY that Mary Strauss cut school to see Gloria Swanson, a seed...
Handling Your Luggage in Hands of Strangers
`HAS YOUR BAG been in your possession since you packed it?"You get asked security questions like that now at the airport.I always thought it was a dumb question. The only possible answer is no. What are you going to say? "Yes, except for those two hours...
Happy Days: Restoration of Family's 1957 Mercury Cruiser Fulfills Dream
Troy Turner has tinkered with cars since high school. He has restored about 10, most of them muscle cars, fixing them to show and drive.But his most recent effort was a labor of love, bringing to life a car that has been in the family for 40 years."I've...
Hearth's Desire a Source of Warmth for Heart and Home
THEARTH IS the heart of the home. Even without a blaze going, it evokes warmth, comfort and romance.A fireplace dominates a room as no other single decorating device can. We design seating arrangements around this natural focal point as much for emotional...
Help Yourself!
Guidelines SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
High Court Asked to Rule on Religious Freedom Law
The Supreme Court was asked Wednesday to decide whether a 1993 federal law protecting religious freedom violated the constitutional separation of church and state.The arguments came in a challenge to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a measure that...
High Learning: Astronaut Spells out Keys to Success
Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., the first African-American astronaut to walk in space, taught his own alphabet -- "the ABCDs of Life" -- to children in Clayton Wednesday.The "A" stands for ability. The "B" is believe. The "C" stands for conceiving. And the...
Holiday Inn Here Sold to Capstar St. Louis Holding Company Joins Deal
CapStar Hotel Co. said Wednesday that it closed on the purchase of the Holiday Inn Riverfront at Fourth and Pine streets. CapStar, a real estate investment trust in Washington, D.C., owns 19 full-service hotels and manages 48 hotels.CapStar didn't disclose...
Holocaust Films Ten-Week Showcase of International Films Starts Sunday
The Holocaust in American Film," a film series, sponsored by the The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, begins this weekend.In all, the series will feature 10 motion pictures, made in both the United States and Europe from 1940 to 1991. The subject...
Homefront This Week: Country, Blugrass, Roots Rock and Folk
"NO FRILLS"Of the 611 folks in Vienna, Mo., there's probably only one who writes songs with the peculiar intensity of Mick Byrd. That, of course, would be Mick Byrd.Byrd released his first album, "No Frills," in November and plugs away at the coffehouse...
Hop aboard 4 New Michelob Beer Brands on A-B's Big Wagon
Anheuser-Busch has introduced four new brands of beer under the Michelob label. They target beer drinkers who enjoy microbrews and other unusual beers - the only segment of the market that's showing much growth.The new beers are Golden Pilsner, Honey...
Huang Asked Business Group to Funnel Cash, Executive Says
John Huang asked a leader of an Asian-American business association to funnel $250,000 through its members as gifts to the Democratic National Committee in return for a $45,000 payment, an executive of the company says.Rawlein Soberano, vice president...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONCletis Mondy, 81, died Wednesday, visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday, funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Elias-Smith. Burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Equality. Memorials to the American Cancer Society.William L. Tanner,...
Improvement District Begins to Take Shape
Throughout 42 subdivisions in Olivette, engineers are measuring, marking and surveying the streets as the first signs of a Neighborhood Improvement District come to life."What is significant is that about half of the city streets are in the improvement...
In for a Nickel, in for a Million Casinos Counting on Machine Action to Increase Revenue
The area's two Missouri casinos are taking different roads to win more customers. One way focuses on a nickel, the other on a million dollars.The President Casino on the Admiral has added 24 new nickel machines, including for the first time nickel video...
In This Corner. Up the Victory Ladder One Jab at Time
Professional BoxingWhere: Heart of St. Charles Banquet CenterWhen: 7:30 tonight How Much: $20, $25, $30 Info: 561-2380 If you haven't spent a lot of time around boxing gyms -- and, let's face it, most folks haven't -- then the pre-fight talk of boxers...
IRS Seeks Records from Campaign of Sen. Moseley-Braun Aide Says Former Fiance Is Inquiry's Target
The Interal Revenue Service has issued a summons for Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun's campaign documents and interviewed her former campaign treasurer, Earl Hopewell."We are cooperating with the IRS and supplying all of the documents in our control," Moseley-Braun's...
It's a Gal Thing Believing They Make the Moviegoing Decisions, Studios Are Trying Hard to Please Women
After years of making action and adventure films for boys of all ages, studio executives are concluding that a new audience has emerged that is changing all the rules.Women."Women are now driving the marketplace," said Mark Gill, president of marketing...
It's Hard to Break the Welfare Habit
Years ago, a few people figured it out. Trying to make it on a tiny family farm is desperate work; sharecropping is worse, and there's not much employment to be had in the nearby towns. But I've heard (there are good union jobs to be had in the steel...
It's Not a Jacket - It's an Investment
AS APPRECIATION for high fashion from the past continues to grow, stylish women who would blanch at being called "Second Hand Rose" have been paying stunning prices at auction houses, vintage stores and resale shops for preworn clothes.In a relative...
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well in the United States ...Thanks to Elly Stone, a Few Friends and New Line Theatre
The first time she listened to Jacques Brel's music, Elly Stone knew it was like nothing she had ever heard before."It was the first music I listened to -- really listened to -- that was not classical," the singer recalled. "I was classically trained,...
Jeff City Enters as a Slight Favorite
The scramble for second place at last year's Missouri Class 4A Wrestling Championships turned into a pretty good tussle while Lee's Summit was making a mockery of the championship race.Such scenarios have been common the past five years, during which...
Jiang Is Astute, `Speaks like a Factory Manager'
Jiang Zemin, who takes full power with the death of Deng Xiaoping, is a technocrat and career communist with a sure grasp of Chinese politics.Jiang, who combines the largely symbolic title of president with the powerful roles of Communist Party general...
Joseph B. Mcdonald, 59; Was Post-Dispatch Printer
Joseph B. McDonald, a longtime printer at the Post-Dispatch, died Monday /yotext/install/escript/del_fld.sh{7}: test: 0403-004 Specify a parameter with this command. (Feb. 17, 1997) at his home in Festus, apparently of a heart attack. He was 59.Mr. McDonald,...
Kicker from 49ers Pays Call on Rams
Dick Vermeil's staff took its first steps into the world of free agency Wednesday with a visit to Rams Park by place-kicker Jeff Wilkins.Wilkins, an unrestricted free agent from San Francisco, is coming off a record-setting season with the 49ers. He...
Landscape May Need a Fashion Makeover
We update our wardrobes several times a year. We buy a new piece of furniture to change the interior of our homes. So why are we so reluctant to change the surroundings of our outdoor setting, allowing it to remain either out of date or out of condition?This...
Lemieux Hits 40-Goal Mark Again as Penguins Slip Past Panthers
Mario Lemieux scored his 40th goal to break a tie with 6 minutes 27 seconds to play in the third period to help Pittsburgh beat Florida 4-2 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak.Lemieux scored his 28th career goal against John Vanbiesbrouck,...
Luxury Digs Gave Mexican Anti-Drug Official Away Cartel Leader's Aide Provided Apartment, Authorities Allege
For a general on army pay, it was a lot of apartment.It was, as the defense minister put it, "an apartment of great luxury with a rent that his salary as a public official could not pay for."Even worse, authorities say, it was an apartment provided to...
Madison County Gop Calling for Change Board Chairman's Recent Moves Draw Fire
Republicans in Madison County say they think it is time for a fundamental change in the structure of county government.That can also be translated to read: Republicans are so upset with Democrat Rudy Papa, the new County Board chairman, that they want...
Madison's Annexation Bid Opposed Board Member Alleges Racism
The Madison County Board not only voted Wednesday to oppose the city of Madison's efforts to annex a landfill, but one board member slammed the city as the most racist in America.The board overwhelmingly approved the resolution supporting State's At...
Mayor Breaks Tie on Willows Fence Vote Supports Revised Plan at Condominiums
Crystal Lake Park Mayor Susan Taylor broke a 2-2 tie at the end of a long and acrimonious meeting recently to support a revised plan for a perimeter fence for The Willows, a condominium complex.Among changes in the original plan will be greater setbacks,...
Megamall Rumors Fuel Foes of Changes in Land-Use Plan
Residents of northwestern Jefferson County say they are planning a large showing Wednesday at a public hearing before the county commissioners to argue against proposed changes in the county's land-use plan.The residents say they fear that rumors of...
Meniere's Syndrome: A Major Vertigo Cause
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'm 73 and live alone. I have vertigo and had a typical spell the other evening when lying on a couch. When I awoke, the room was spinning around. I finally reached a phone to call a friend. My friend took me to the emergency room where...
Men Say Maple Leafs Arena Staff Lured Them as Boys into Sex for Free Tickets
Dozens of men are complaining to police that staff members at Maple Leaf Gardens arena lured them as boys into sex with offers of free tickets and player autographs.A former maintenance worker at the arena, Gordon Stuckless, 47, appeared in court Wednesday...
Missouri Senate Votes to Lift Campaign Cap Finance Reform `Hasn't Worked,' Flotron Says
Missouri's two-year experiment with campaign finance reform, already in tatters from federal court decisions, would end under a bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday.Supporters could give unlimited amounts of money to candidates for state and local...
`Moral Education' Teaching Children Values Makes a Comeback in Books and Schools
Picture this family of the '90s:Mom makes the children's beds before leaving for work.She finishes one child's science project. She gives another child money to go to the movies or video arcade. All mistakes - well-intentioned, but still mistakes, says...
Morning Briefing
RCGA Names Bryant To Head Development StaffRonnie Bryant will be the new head of the economic development staff of the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association. He replaces Timothy Monger, who left at the end of the year.Bryant had served as...
Movie Notes
Party Time: The St. Louis Film Office will host its Fourth Annual Academy Awards Party on Monday, March 24. The event, a benefit for the St. Louis Film Festival, will be held at CafE Zoe and the Stein Gallery. KMOX's Charles Brennan is the host.In addition...
Music/album Reviews
EarthlingDavid Bowie (Virgin)David Bowie used to be the great pop instigator, capable of jump-starting a scene with a fey wave of his hand. But that was a long time ago, and it would be ridiculous to expect Major Tom to ever again lead a significant...
Music and Media
Elvis!Elvis Presley was many things. He was a soulful singer, a charismatic entertainer and a high priest of pop culture. He was also a rube. He's the guy who ruined white jumpsuits for the rest of us and is still, 20 years after his death, an industry...
Music/road Report & Upcoming
Reviews from across the country of The Wallflowers, who perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Mississippi Nights.The Washington Post(February 17, 1997): Midway through the Wallflowers' opening set at the 9:30 club Friday night, headliner Sheryl Crow...
New Attendance Lines Get Board's OK `There's No Way to Make All the People Happy,' Official Says
Saying there's no way to make everyone happy, the Wentzville School Board carved out Tuesday night an attendance area for a new elementary school in Lake Saint Louis.About 200 students in Osage Meadows, a subdivision off Bryan Road in O'Fallon, will...
Next Step in the Telephone Wars
As market-opening agreements go, the latest, to break down trade barriers in telecommunications, is one of the biggest. In just a few years, as a result of abolishing national phone company monopolies prevalent in the Third World and permitting nearly...
Nibbles
World-Class CuisineEver wonder why Italian food is as good as it is? World-renowned Italian chef, Marcella Hazan, will make everything clear to you when she lectures on "Italy's Cooking: The Western World's Most Varied Cuisine and Why This is So" at...