St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 20, 1997

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11 Candidates Bring Variety of Experience to Board Race
Financial management and improved communication top the priorities for candidates for the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School Board. The school-board race is crowded. Eleven people are seeking election April 1 to two board seats. A school board member...
12 to Be Inducted Saturday at Sports Hall of Fame Dinner
The St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 13th annual awards dinner Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St. Paul, Mo.Twelve men and women will be inducted in the Hall of Fame for their achievements in the following sports...
3 Challengers, 2 Incumbents Vie for Spots Candidates Jockey for Position; Voters to Pick a Pair for Board
Two members of the Parkway School Board face challenges in the election on April 1 from a member of the Missouri Militia, from a man who favors an emphasis on academic basics, and from a man who wants a school-district millennium party.The incumbents...
5 Vie for Jefferson College Board Seats Three Hopefuls Are Challenging Two Incumbents
Modesty may best describe the five candidates vying for two seats on the Jefferson College Board of Trustees. All agree that the college is a gem and that the county is lucky to have such a rich pool of candidates.Two incumbents face three challengers...
6 Viper Militia Members Sentenced They Break Silence, Accuse Government of Overstating Their Threat
Six Viper Militia members who were sentenced to prison Wednesday on conspiracy charges ended months of silence by accusing the government of exaggerating the threat they posed to public safety."We never perceived these things as subversive but rather...
A Fresh Idea in Combating Bad Breath
LIKE the prevailing winds that sweep eastward from the West Coast, most new fads and trends in everything from food to fitness seem to start in California and then spread to the Midwest and East Coast. But now, a dental-health trend born in St. Louis...
After Rejecting Job in '95, Woman Takes over Affton Schools
Two years makes all the difference. Ask Gay Tompkins, newly named superintendent of the Affton School District.The Affton School Board had asked Tompkins to be the district's superintendent in 1995. At the time, Tompkins' youngest daughter was a sophomore...
Aiming to Please Petkovsek Happy to Help Wherever Cardinals Need Him
Mark Petkovsek finds peace and great satisfaction in knowing he always can count on his family for help, great or small.Imagine the Petkovsek home at Thanksgiving. Dinner is finished, dirty plates and glasses stacked high in the kitchen, waiting to be...
Annexation Beneficial, Official Says More Services Could Mean Savings for Area's Residents
Residents of an area south of Manchester could save several hundred dollars a year if they agree to annexation, says City Administrator Michael B. Leavitt.Voters in Manchester and the area proposed for annexation will consider the proposal on April 1....
Around the Links
PGA TOURBay Hill Invitational* Site: Orlando, Fla. * Schedule: Today-Sunday. * Course: Bay Hill Club (7,196 yards, par 72). * Purse: $1.5 million. * Winner's Share: $270,000. * Television: USA (Today-Friday, 3-5 p.m.) and KSDK Channel 5 (Saturday, 3-5...
Art Gallery at Washington U. Has Top Painting on Display
One of Willem de Kooning's greatest paintings is owned by the Washington University Gallery of Art.The painting, called "Saturday Night," is from 1956 and was acquired by the school in the 1960s.Cornelia Homburg, curator of modern art at the St. Louis...
A Stay-at-Home Getaway Effort for Aids Carnivale Party Has Tropics Look
THE BAD NEWS is that you've never been to Brazil, your last trip to Europe didn't include Spain and a mountain of work has kept you from jetting off to Mexico for a little R&R. What's worse, everybody you know is heading somewhere exciting over spring...
At 39, a Healthy Butler Is Back by Popular Demand
Brett Morgan Butler has played in the big leagues for 16 years. His story can be told in numbers: five organizations, .291 batting average, 2,278 hits, 543 stolen bases, one World Series, one All-Star Game.They've known he has been here.But what about...
Author Bonanza Central Library's Lecture Series Has a Winning Lineup
Beginning this week and lasting through October, St. Louis will play host to six of the world's best authors -- including three Pulitzer Prize-winners and one Nobel Prize-winner -- as part of the new and improved St. Louis Public Library's Signature...
Bankruptcy? Prospects for Credit Vary
Q: What would you advise about the prospects of getting credit after filing bankruptcy? I am thinking about filing. I won't want any credit right away but I don't want to be cut off from it forever.A: My advice would depend partly on how you got into...
Bell Systems Gets OK to Erect 65-Foot Tower
Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems has won approval from the Green Park Board of Aldermen to erect a 65-foot telephone tower on the property of St. John's Evangelical United Church of Christ.John King, attorney for the company, explained to the board that...
Best Bets for the Week of March 20-26
FridayNo Rush: The temptation was great, but we have decided not to rely on silly wordplay to describe the upcoming Rush laser light show at the St. Louis Science Center -- no "bum's rush," no "fools rush in," no "what's the rush." Instead we're just...
Bill Would Tighten Reins on Teen Drinking
Last summer, drivers younger than 21 were confronted with Missouri's zero-tolerance law, which temporarily takes away a driver's license if a young driver is caught with even a trace of alcohol in his or her system.Now, minors living in Fenton may have...
Black Tie like It Oughta Be
AND YOU THOUGHT it was tough picking out something to wear for casual Friday.What about when you get an invitation that reads "creative black tie"?What, indeed, do you pull from your closet then? A simple black dress and tuxedo will not do. You'll need...
Board's 2 Spots Draw 4 Hopefuls Party Ties, Tax Breaks, Money to Dominate Race
Tax breaks for developers, the way the district spends its money and who's a Democrat and who's a Republican are some of the major issues in the Mehlville School Board race this year.Four candidates are running for two seats on the board. They are board...
Briefs
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONOfficial Highway Maps Are Now AvailableThe official 1997-1998 Missouri state highway map put out by the Missouri Department of Transportation is available. You can pick up the new version of the map, which includes an expanded...
Briefs
ILLINOISMADISON COUNTYRuling By Supreme Court Vindicates Candidate Ronald "Rink" Lucas of Maryville won the first part of a legal battle last year while he was running an unsuccessful campaign for Madison County recorder of deeds. Now, he has won complete...
Briefs
THE NATIONCOLORADOJury Selection Begins For McVeigh Trial Hundreds of people crowded into an auditorium in Golden, Colo., Wednesday to record their views about the death penalty and their knowledge of the case as jury selection began for Oklahoma City...
Candidates Find They Have Much in Common
St. Louis' candidates for mayor met Wednesday for their first debate - and found they had few points of disagreement.The candidates agreed on the city's chief challenges: resurrecting and preserving St. Louis' troubled downtown and many of its flagging...
Card Forgery Typical, Say Bush's Foes Incident Used as Weapon in Election, He Counters
When Northwoods Mayor Errol S. Bush admitted to the Board of Aldermen that he had forged a signature while using a city credit card, his opponents in the April 1 mayor's race labeled it an example of what they called Bush's lackluster performance.But...
Chamber Trio Honors Three Giants
PREMIERE PERFORMANCES:CHAMBER MUSICEthical Society, Monday, March 17 THREE young musicians who individually have entertained St. Louisans over the last several years came together as a chamber music ensemble in a recital that was a celebration of 1997's...
`Chanticleer!' Gets New Life
'Chanticleer!' Imaginary Theatre Company Where: The Repretory Theatre of St. Louis, 130 Edgar Road When: 11 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29 How much: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 16 More info: 968-4925 PUT a Chaucerian...
Chief Yahoos Endow Engineering Chair at Stanford Entrepreneurs Give $2 Million to Alma Mater
Jerry Yang and David Filo's business cards gleefully describe each as "chief Yahoo." But the young entrepreneurs are hardly uncivilized.Filo and Yang, the founders of Yahoo! Inc., know how to say "Thanks." They've given $2 million to endow a chair at...
Cinematic Gatekeeper as the Buyer for Wehrenberg Theaters, Doug Whitford Controls What Many Local Moviegoers See -- or Don't See
Doug Whitford's three children think he's got the cushiest of jobs."They think that their dad watches movies all day and that's all he does," said Whitford, who has recently been promoted to vice president of film for Wehrenberg Theaters, St. Louis'...
Clinton, Yeltsin Approach Summit Warily
Anxious words are coming from the Kremlin and the White House on the eve of the summit meeting between Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin.The biggest strain by far is Russia's objection to the U.S.-promoted expansion of NATO westward toward Russia's...
College Update: Men
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITYName-Dropping: Washington U. baseball player Steve Steinbruegge was named University Athletic Association athlete of the week. Steinbruegge batted .375 and had four RBIs in two Bears' losses.Number-Crunching: WU cross-country runner...
Commercial Hub Ok'd near Edwardsville 2,700-Acre Complex to Dwarf Others in Region
Office buildings, warehouses, light-industrial factories and 300 acres of man-made lakes will soon dot the farmland west of Edwardsville - part of what officials say will be the largest single commercial development in the St. Louis area.Gov. Jim Edgar...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS,BAZAARS and FAIRSGem, Mineral, Jewelry, & Fossil Show, 4-9 pm F, 10 am-9 pm Sa & 10-5 pm Su, Machinists Hall Auditorium, 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd., 849-6450. $3, $1.50 for those 12-17, and $1 under 12, $5 Friday only for the whole family....
Company for the Lonesome Sound Group Calls Pickers Old and Young to a Seven-Hour Strum-Off
`There was the Double Question Mark, down on Grand. The Western Lounge in St. Charles. There was the Circle K in Ferguson. There was the Downspout in Bridgeton." Nick Nixon pauses. "I played in most of them," he adds.As he recites his litany, Nixon seems...
Concert Previews
Flat Duo Jets with Cheater Slicks, 9 tonight at The Gargoyle at Washington UniversityFlat Duo Jets' latest, "Red Tango," hearkens back to the rockabilly brilliance captured on 1990's self-titled debut and `92's "In Stereo." Guitarist/vocalist Dexter...
Contracts Arouse Discord
Voting on contracts for several administrative employees caused sharp division and sharp words at last week's meeting of the Northwest School Board.Members Bill Gearon, Beverly Kuenzle and Brett Alter formed a bloc that kept Dennis Karl, director of...
Council Does Switch, Now Backs Putting Use Tax on April 1 Ballot
The St. Charles City Council has reversed its position regarding a proposal to reinstate a countywide use tax and now supports residents' having the opportunity to vote on the issue.The council voted 7-3 Tuesday supporting a resolution that endorses...
Councilman Mark Brodsky Quits Health Problems Cited as Reason
St. Louis County Councilman Mark Brodsky, R-Creve Coeur, resigned Wednesday because of health problems. The resignation is expected to take effect today when the council accepts it.Voters will fill the vacancy in a special election that could be as early...
Council Wants to `Give Back to Residents'
A lot can happen in eight months.In August, the St. Charles City Council rejected a bill that would have cut the city's property-tax rate by 26 cents. It now appears a majority of the council wants to study the best way to "give something back to the...
County, 12 Municipalities Seeking Votes for Tax on Sales of Out-of-State Goods
St. Charles County and 12 municipalities in the St. Louis area want purchasers of out-of-state goods to pay their share of sales taxes.They have put local use-tax proposals on the ballot for April 1. St. Charles County promises to use the tax revenue...
Cultivate a Love of Nature in Children
TAKE THE KIDS into the garden this spring and give them something to do.Children warm quickly to the pleasures of gardening because it gets them outside and playing in the dirt, two things they instinctively relish.If you have kids, your garden should...
Curtain Raisers
A Littleway Goes A Long WayAlthough Lorna Littleway takes pride in being a born-and-bred New Yorker, it seems that she just can't resist the pull of the American South: Undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, a current theater...
Day by Day
TODAYBRASS QUINTET - The Mid Rivers Brass Quintet will present a recital at 7 p.m. at the Lindenwood College Cultural Center (formerly First Baptist Church), 400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles. Brass players and educators from the St. Charles area will...
Delicate Buds Thrive on a Little Attention
There are certain flowering plants that have blooms so beautiful and delicate that we tend to think of them as being grown only by professional florists in greenhouses.And yet beautiful delicate flowers like orchids, gardenias and camellias can be grown...
Developer's Plan Draws Fire at Hearing
A developer's plan to build a Mobil Mart and other businesses at the intersection of Wells and Tesson Ferry roads faced opposition at a public hearing Monday night.The 5.3-acre development in an unincorporated area of south St. Louis County would include...
District Officials Call Vote for Bonds, Tax a Wise Investment
Sullivan school officials say their bond and tax proposals on the ballot April 1 is an investment now that could save taxpayers later.The district wants voters to approve:A $3.725 million bond issue to help finance an $8.1 million construction program....
Emerson Executive Davis Quits Takes Chief Executive Job at. R.R. Donnelley
William Davis, a high-ranking executive at Emerson Electric Co., has quit to become chief executive of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co., the largest printing company in North America.Donnelley, which prints everything from catalogs to Yellow Pages to financial...
Ex-Texaco Executive Enters Not Guilty Plea
A former Texaco Inc. executive whose secret tape recordings triggered a $176 million race-discrimination settlement against the company pleaded innocent Wednesday to obstruction of justice charges.Richard Lundwall, 55, was indicted last week by a federal...
Family Stuff
Voice of the Middle Ages: Medieval chants, recently revived in this country by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos' recording when it soared up Billboard's chart, have re-created a fan base of the secular sounds. Tonight at 8, the Greek Orthodox...
Father's Steady Hand Can Be Kid's Best Prop
Dear Abby: I was appalled when I saw in your column that you had trotted out an outdated, sexist, factually inaccurate and socially dangerous quote: "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."Surely you are aware...
Federal Officials Take over Case in Robbery, Killing 2 Suspects Could Get Death Penalty
Federal prosecutors took over the Lindell Bank & Trust robbery case Wednesday and filed charges that could lead to the death penalty for two men accused of killing a security guard.The suspects - Norris G. Holder, 21, of Country Club Hills, and Bill...
First Refusals: Four Tell Why They Turned Down Rams
Pete Carroll is glad he refused the job.George Seifert, on the other hand, has had second thoughts about declining.Kevin Gilbride hints broadly at the goofy nature of the search process. And gentleman Bobby Ross says a gut feeling sent him to Detroit,...
Galleries & Exhibits
MAJOR MUSEUMSAND EXHIBITSSt. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. Special Exhibition Gallery: "In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting." Includes 130 paintings by 48 European artists, 1780-1840. This exhibit is the centerpiece...
Gangs Prevent Shipments of Aid from Reaching Albania's Needy
Officials struggled Wednesday to find a way to get humanitarian aid through the armed gangs terrorizing much of Albania.In Korca, about 80 miles southeast of Tirana, armed gangs and opportunists have looted every store and factory, and the city has been...
Gift of Land Turns into Financial Hassle
Q: About six years ago, I was working for a couple who moved out of the area. Before they left, they gave me a small lot in a lake development. We paid the assessments on the property for three years, but then my husband and I had some financial problems...
Go Wild: Animals, Live or Sculptural, Belong in the Garden
A GARDEN IS our link to the natural world. And animals belong there - sitting on the fence posts, following us on our garden rounds or sleeping quietly in the corners of our earthly paradise.History is full of garden menageries, collections of exotic...
Grand Jury Hears Belleville Mayor and Police Official
Belleville Mayor Roger C. Cook and Police Commissioner James Brede appeared Wednesday before a special St. Clair County grand jury conducting an inquiry into allegations that they lied under oath in depositions given in a civil suit.The inquiry was sparked...
Great Perennial Divide: A Garden Happening
A long-awaited major spring-garden happening is about to happen. The Great Perennial Divide that has been planned all winter will take place next month. This is the project of Gateway Greening Inc., formerly Gateway to Gardening, the organization that...
Green and Wet, Ucla's Lavin Tracks a Legend
UCLA basketball coach Steve Lavin is 32.He is young enough to be John Wooden's grandson.Lavin phones his father before and after every game for advice. Though he makes $400,000 a year, Lavin still lives in a small apartment. Lavin slops his head up with...
Group Asks State to Help Regional Hospital
A group of religious leaders and social activists is trying to breathe new life into St. Louis Regional Hospital by seeking an emergency appropriation of $12 million to $15 million from the Missouri Legislature.The group's members pleaded with lawmakers...
Group Challenges Dillard Control Fund Would Weaken Family's Hold
The State of Wisconsin Investment Board on Wednesday submitted a shareholder proposal to Dillard Department Stores Inc. that would water down family control of the Little Rock, Ark., chain.The investment manager asked Dillard to establish a board committee,...
Happenings for the Kids
EASTEREaster Village, 9:30 am to 1 pm We through Fr and 9:30 am to 3 pm Sa & Su, Purina Farms, 10 minutes west of Six Flags off I-44 Gray Summit exit, north 1/2 mile to MM left, 982-3232. Visitors can see rabbits, puppies, chicks and other animals. The...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Gravity RemixesLocal techno warriors Gravity Kills will release "Manipulated," an album-length, EP-priced collection of remixes on TVT Records, Tuesday. The 13-track disc will feature revamped versions of "Here," "Enough," "Blame," "Down," and "Guilty,"...
Heat Nips Warriors in Ot, Clinches Spot in Playoffs
P.J. Brown had three dunks in overtime, and the Miami Heat overcame a 15-point, third-quarter deficit Wednesday night to beat the Golden State Warriors 93-91.Jamal Mashburn paced Miami with 29 points - six in the final minute of regulation - and Brown...
Help Yourself!
GUIDELINESSELECTION 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 Hears Case on Internet `Decency' Justice Department, ACLU Take Opposite Stands on '96 Measure
Several Supreme Court justices questioned Wednesday whether the government can restrict on-line access to sexually explicit material on the Internet to keep it from children.The Justice Department mounted a spirited defense of the Communications Decency...
Historian Says St. Louis' Hope Rests with Idea of Regionalism Professor to Speak at Historical Society
If Mark Abbott had his way, the St. Louis city boundary would include Jefferson County and all of St. Louis County.But Abbott knows the political reality of his dream is next to impossible.Abbott's next best plan: a giant governmental body overseeing...
Homefront This Week: Modern Rock Do-It-Yourselfer Furnishes Plush Home for Local Music
A recent survey from the Nielsen organization found that half the adults in America have tinkered with the Internet at one time or another. That number includes an awful lot of rock bands and their fandom. Most of the performers who get national airplay...
`Honey' Shrinks to Video Disney Takes Popular Series Direct to Family Televisions
While a third feature film in the "Honey, I Shrunk . . ." series may have been a gamble to put into movie theaters, it's a sure bet for the home video market, which is exactly where Walt Disney Pictures is releasing it."Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves," the...
Honor Roll
Students at Jefferson Middle School, 2660 Zumbehl Road, must attain a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the quarter and have no more than one C with no D, F or Incomplete grades to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter...
Honor Roll
Second-quarter honor roll for Hollenbeck Middle School:Sixth GradeElizabeth Aleshunas, Mary Anders, Amy Apollo, Jamie Augustin, Johnathon Barbarick, Stephanie Barclay, Wesley Basinger, Corey Bean, Bryan Bextermueller, Mark Bollinger, Daniel Boschert,...
Hormones for Thyroid Could Be Triple Threat
Dear Dr. Donohue: Is it possible to be cured of hypothyroidism, high blood pressure and high cholesterol without drugs? If so, can you tell me how?Let's take the three conditions one by one.It is possible to lower blood pressure by adopting a low-salt...
House Moves to Equalize Pensions Bill Would End Two-Tier System
Some state government retirees could get a nice surprise this fall: bigger monthly checks and thousands of dollars in retroactive benefits.The move, approved Wednesday by the House, would fix a glaring inequity in the Missouri State Employees Retirement...
House Oks Bill to Give Option of Comp Time Many Hourly Workers Could Choose Not to Get Overtime
The House narrowly approve a bill that would give wage earners the option of taking time off instead of getting paid for overtime work.By a largely party-line vote of 222-210, the lawmakers approved amending a 1938 labor law that requires overtime pay...
Howe's Plan to Play a Testament to Living
Muhammad Ali never has playfully socked me in the jaw. Nolan Ryan never threw a baseball at my belt buckle and chuckled.But one night in the press box at Joe Louis Arena, I felt a sharp jab in my ribs and looked up to see a grinning Gordie Howe, his...
Illinois Bill Seeks Land-Based Casino
East St. Louis would be the only city in Illinois with a land-based casino under legislation that will be considered by a House committee Friday.The bill would allow a land-based casino only for poor riverboat communities within five miles of out-of-state...
Improvements to Streets, Schools on Ballots
Voters in Highland will decide April 1 if they want to pay for better streets and for remodeling and building an addition to their local public high school.Voters in the Edwardsville and Roxana school districts will decide on tax-increase proposals.In...
In Control? Blues Have Fate in Own Hands
Could the Blues really miss the playoffs?After 17 consecutive postseason appearances, that idea seems unthinkable."I've never missed the playoffs," Brett Hull said. "And I don't plan on now." But the days of nearly automatic berths are gone. There are...
Incumbent, Challenger Both Back Pay Increase Union Workers Should Get Raise, Say Cook and Kern
The candidates for mayor in Belleville don't agree on much, but incumbent Roger Cook and challenger Mark Kern both backed the same idea at this week's City Council meeting.They both want quick approval of a 3.5 percent pay increase for city employees...
In Custody, Good Dads Often Get Short Straw
Dear Ann Landers: After seven years of marriage (we have a beautiful 6-year-old son), my wife has decided that she cannot "be her own person" with me. She claims she feels boxed in and has no time for friends - and it's my fault. I have been a faithful,...
In New Haven, It's Easy Being Green When Shamrocks Go to State Tourney
As a late-winter freeze moved through Missouri on Saturday, residents of New Haven packed their cars and headed north, across the Missouri River, to Mexico, where their reigning heroes awaited.By tip-off of New Haven's state quarterfinal, most of the...
Israel Pressured by Friends and Foes
Israel is facing a threat to its existence more serious than the five defensive wars it has fought against Arab aggressors.Unable to win on the battlefield, Arab and Palestinian leaders are successfully forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to submit...
Italian Generosity New Family-Oriented Chain Takes Some Adventurous Risks -- with Varying Results
I had to smile when we entered Romano's Macaroni Grill in Chesterfield. For starters, we were seated immediately, something that's apparently a rarity at this new West County establishment. Our table was the only empty spot in a sea of packed tables,...
James T. Eames; Helped Incorporate Arnold
James T. Eames, who helped incorporate the city of Arnold, died of lung cancer Sunday (March 16, 1997) in his home in Arnold. He was 69.Mr. Eames, along with three other leaders, led an effort in 1963 to help incorporate Arnold. After it passed in 1971,...
Jayhawks' Senior Class Going out with Class
Ask University of Kansas coach Roy Williams about his unique senior class, and, well . . ."You just stole the word I use most often, because it is a very unique group," said Williams, whose top-ranked, top-seeded Jayhawks play their next NCAA Tournament...
Jordan Hits for 32 Points as Bulls Hold off Sonics
Michael Jordan capped a 32-point, 18-rebound performance by hitting two free throws with three seconds left in overtime Tuesday night, giving the Chicago Bulls an 89-87 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.Seattle's Gary Payton, who finished with 14...
Judge Reopens Battle over Annexation
Madison will get a new chance to defend its annexation of a landfill five miles from its borders because a judge agreed Wednesday to withdraw his earlier order that declared the annexation illegal.The issue has become hot because of questions about Madison's...
Jury Hears Testimony from Psychologist Panel Considers Punishment in Slaying of Glendale Couple
A St. Louis County jury will hear closing arguments today on whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison without parole for David Barnett, the 20-year-old convicted of stabbing his grandparents to death with steak knives.The jury convicted...
Keough Resigns from Washington U. Soccer
When St. Louis University was in the market for a soccer coach in December, many thought Washington University coach Ty Keough would be just the man for the job.Keough, 40, played at SLU under his father, Harry, and is the Billikens' only four-time All-American....
Kiel Center Gets New No. 2 Man Building, Hockey Team to Be Managed Together
The shake-up at Kiel Center continued this week with the naming of a new No. 2 executive - Roger Dixon, senior vice president and general manager.His appointment comes as the management of Kiel and the St. Louis Blues are merged. Both are owned by 19...
Lawmakers Deride `Urban Sprawl' Bills
The Missouri Legislature seems uninterested in dealing this year with the problem of urban sprawl, the unrestrained development of new homes and businesses in outlying areas while core cities deteriorate.On Wednesday, the Senate took shots at an attempt...
Let There Be Light: Translucent Door Opens the Foyer
Q: We have the somewhat unusual intention of converting part of a large entrance hall into a home office. One potential problem is that the area to be enclosed contains the only window in that part of the house. This will deprive the entrance hall of...
Lindros' Four Goals Fuel Flyers; Damphousse Lifts Montreal in NY
Eric Lindros scored four goals and added two assists Wednesday night, powering the Philadelphia Flyers over the Maple Leafs 6-3 in Toronto.After Sergei Berezin gave the Leafs a 3-2 lead early in the third period, Lindros beat goalie Felix Potvin twice...
`Love Jones' Needs a Warning: Don't Play This Alone
Love Jones: The MusicVarious Artists (Columbia)My one problem with the "Love Jones" soundtrack is that producers dared record such wonderfully nostalgic sounds on anything but vinyl. This is a CD age, true, but this recording belongs in an oblong crate...
Mandel and Murphy - Both Well-Qualified - Seeking Mayor's Office
In choosing their next mayor, Creve Coeur voters will pick between two women who are regarded as highly qualified who have been active in city affairs for several years: Susan Murphy and Annette Kolis Mandel.Some see the race as a contest between the...
Mayor Urges Voters to Back Annexation in April 1 Election
Sunset Hills Mayor Kenneth Vogel is asking voters to approve the annexation of 421.5 acres in an election April 1.He has invited residents of the area proposed for annexation to "call anyone in the areas we have annexed and ask how things have gone."Last...
Money Management Is Issue in Aldermanic Race
Several candidates for alderman in Lake Saint Louis complain of wasteful spending by the current Board of Aldermen and say they would watch the city's money more carefully.Eva Sketoe, candidate for 3rd Ward alderman, said the issues in the election were...
Morning Briefing
Auto Union Sets Friday Strike Deadline At DelcoThe United Auto Workers set a 11:59 p.m. Friday strike deadline for contract talks at Delco Remy America Inc., which supplies electric parts for most of General Motors Corp.'s car and trucks, a Delco Remy...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
From the streets of Laredo, deep in the heart of Texas, comes the news that a professional wrestler known to fans as DR. DEATH was arrested Monday.Seems that airport inspectors found the not-so-good doctor in possession of certain undeclared items. No...
Mouth in Motion, Brain Stalled ; Talk Your Talk, Moviegoers -- but Please, Wait `Til the Credits Roll
In his work "The Prophet," Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran wrote, "In much of your talking, thinking is half-murdered."After reading those words, I wondered if Gibran hadn't furiously written them after the exit lights came up in one of many local movie...