St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 23, 1994

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1-Hitter Gives Cone 3rd Shutout in Row
David Cone pitched a one-hitter Sunday for his third successive shutout, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 4-0 victory over the California Angels.Cone (8-1) surrendered only a leadoff single to Chili Davis in the fifth inning and faced only 29 batters...
26 Arrested in Police Sweep of Forest Park Cruisers
Sunday in the park was no picnic for 26 drivers arrested by St. Louis police working a special detail in the city's Central West End.The arrests were part of a crackdown on guns and drugs in Forest Park, which is a popular cruising spot on Sunday evenings.Some...
4 Children Die in Fire `I Feel for Her,' Neighbor Says of Mother; Fire Called Accident
Four children - ages 1, 2, 3 and 4 - perished in a fire that destroyed an apartment late Saturday at the Thomas-Terry public housing complex in Brooklyn.The children's mother, Nettie Green, was not home at the time of the fire, according to relatives...
4 Children Die in Fire `I Feel for Her,' Neighbor Says of Mother; Fire Called Accident
Four children ages 1, 2, 3 and 4 - perished in a fire that destroyed an apartment late Saturday at the Thomas-Terry public housing complex in Brooklyn.The children's mother, Nettie Green, was not home at the time of the fire, according to relatives and...
A Fish Story (Part Ii)
THIS WEEK, we got requests for the recipe that wasn't. . . .Wasn't printed in its entirety, that is. An editing error in the May 15 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Magazine left cooks hanging when they went to make the halibut with tomatillo wine sauce featured...
After Needing Life Raft, Alicea (5 Hits) Is Sailing
For Luis Alicea, this month has been a virtual Mayday distress call. But he emerged from dire straits Sunday with one big May day.Alicea's career-high five hits against the Florida Marlins were five times as many as he'd had since May 1. Alicea, one...
Aldermen, Mayor Clash over Chief's `Dismissal'
While residents of Pine Lawn worried about crime increasing in their city, the Board of Aldermen clamored over whether the new mayor had the right to dismiss, or refuse to re-appoint, the police chief.Mayor Adrian Wright took office last month and declared...
Althoff's Beth Voellinger Settles for 2nd Place in the High Jump
Althoff high-jumper Beth Voellinger has thrived on her athletic prosperity.At Althoff, Voellinger competed in volleyball, basketball, soccer and track her senior season. So when Voellinger finished second in the state high-jump competition at the Illinois...
Americans Face Up to Hard Times, Writer Says People Responding to Problems with Maturity
THE AMERICAN people are enduring what may be the most difficult years of their lives, Haynes Johnson reports, but they are doing so with a new maturity - not feeling defeated or despairing.That is the conclusion Johnson reached while working on his latest...
A Modest Proposal: Repeal Tax Indexing
Last week Congress finally approved the fiscal 1995 budget - $1.51 trillion in spending, with an estimated deficit of $175 billion, the lowest figure in five years. But the general prediction is that the long-term trend is not downward.Later in the decade...
Annual Walk Urges Aids Education Mayor and Other Concerned Citizens `from All Walks of Life' Step out in Support
St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. prepared for a three-mile walk around Forest Park Sunday with his wife and kids.And with Prudy Brunguard, a pediatric nurse with AIDS.And with Jerry Durham, who runs a gathering place for people with AIDS.And with Sara...
Area Man Puts Finger on Fight against Crime
When the FBI uses a new computer system to search for a fingerprint match from more than 32 million samples, a man from Collinsville will be able to claim that he had a hand in the new program.That man, Rick Lunglhofer, says he was the chief scientist...
A Toast to Tostadas
TORTILLA CHIPS with tomato salsa are as trendy today as potato chips and onion dip were 25 years ago. But there is a lot more to tortillas than the chip.Before the Spanish set foot in the New World, tortillas from corn, a native grain, were a staple...
Backer of Liver Device Has Been around the Block
Xenogenex Inc., the financier of Albert Li's work on an artificial liver, is a company with an eclectic history.Xenogenex is the only remaining subsidiary of Exten Industries Inc., of San Diego, which was born in 1985 as a merchant banking firm providing...
Bahn Wins as Leaders Stumble in Normandie Amateur
Bill Bahn had posted a 1-over-par 72 in Sunday's final round of the 36-hole Normandie Firethorn Amateur. He was checking out lasagna and brownies in the buffet when U.S. Golf Association official Bob Shogren approached him.Bahn recalled, "He told me...
Board Approves Policy Aimed to Help Absentees
The University City School Board has approved a new attendance policy designed to help retain students with 10 or more unexcused absences during a semester.Currently, such students get no credit for those classes.Under the new policy, students missing...
Board Offers Teachers Pact They Rejected
The Francis Howell School Board approved a final contract offer to the district's teachers on Thursday night - even though the teachers rejected it Wednesday.The one-year offer includes a 6.75 percent pay increase and cuts the number of pay steps needed...
Bonnie Howard: Helping Heart, Helping Hands
Last summer when floodwater engulfed mobile homes off Highway 94 North in St. Charles, volunteer Bonnie Howard took charge. Howard kept the Grace Hill Member Organized Resource Exchange (MORE) office open as a communications and resource headquarters...
Both Sides on Abortion Want Breyer's Opinions
ACTIVISTS ON both sides of the abortion debate say they want Supreme Court nominee Stephen Breyer questioned extensively by the Senate Judiciary Committee about a woman's right to end her pregnancy."The Senate Judiciary Committee has an obligation to...
Briefs
NationWASHINGTONGore Discounts Report Of Shake-up At StateVice President Al Gore is discounting published reports that President Bill Clinton soon may reshuffle his foreign-policy team, which has been under increasing fire for its handling of such hot...
Bucks Win Top Pick, Focus on Robinson
The Milwaukee Bucks won the right to pick first in next month's National Basketball Association draft. Coach Mike Dunleavy said Sunday the team probably will choose Glenn Robinson of Purdue."Glenn Robinson is the front-runner, but we'll also bring in...
`Bugzilla' the Mosquito Set to Bug Insect Repellent Ad
United Industries has launched a national advertising campaign for its new clear gel insect repellent, Cutter Pleasant Protection. The new gel will debut tonight in a 15-second spot featuring "Bugzilla," a larger-than-life marionette mosquito that becomes...
Buzz State Officials Fear Influx of Mosquitoes
If you don't have a can of bug repellent tucked away in a cupboard somewhere, it might be a good idea to go get one. There's a pretty good chance some sections of Illinois will be seeing more mosquitoes than normal this spring and summer.So far, relatively...
Cards Get off Deck, Punch out Marlins Four-Run Ninth Inning Is Knockout Blow 10-9
In the second inning Sunday, the Cardinals seemed destined to lose. They were trailing 7-2 and literally rolling in the grass.And defeat seemed just as likely when they fell behind 9-6 in the sixth. And the game seemed all but over in the ninth when...
Caribbean Chicken Drums Beat out a Wedding Song
CAN A CHICKEN cooking contest lead to marriage? In my case, yes, it can. Caribbean chicken drums, the winner of the 1993 National Broiler Council contest, is responsible for my recent barefoot wedding in Jamaica.Immediately upon my arrival on the island,...
Certain Funds Give Investors a Money-Back Guarantee
If you are interested in playing the equities markets but would rather dip a toe into those waters than jump in headfirst, here's an idea for you: target-maturity funds.The assets of such funds are invested in stocks or bonds, or both, along with zero-coupon...
Church Proud of Serving Area for 150 Years
Since its founding 150 years ago, Central Presbyterian Church, now in Clayton, has played a major role in the secular and spiritual life of the community.The church that began April 18, 1844, as Fourth Presbyterian in a small frame building on the southeast...
City to Ask Voters to OK Half-Cent Sales Tax Money Will Be Used for Capital Improvements, Mayor Says
Bridgeton is asking voters to give it a steady source of money to fix streets and storm water problems.On June 7, voters will consider approving a half-cent capital improvement sales tax. It is one of five propositions on the ballot that day in Bridgeton.Mayor...
Classic Greek Spanakopita Goes Sleek
SPANAKOPITA (Span-uh-KOH-pee-tuh), a Greek entree, traditionally denotes fat-laden layers of buttery filo pastry stuffed with spinach, feta cheese, eggs and seasonings. This version preserves the wonderful flavors of the classic while saving 45 grams...
Construction on Additions Put on Hold
Plans for additions at two schools will be delayed because of unexpected problems, architects told the Affton School Board last week.Architects Jack Sorkin and Marvin Ginsberg told board members that survey requirements at Gotsch Elementary School and...
Contemplations: The `Goo' Factor and the East Side
COLUMN READERS, for the most part, don't talk back. Writers don't see faces reacting to the words. Mostly, column readers don't call, and they don't send letters.Life is good for the column writer.Less so for the speech maker.People in the audience smile....
Cut into Savory Tart for Brunch
FLECKED WITH spinach and fresh oregano, this quichelike tart delivers a fresh taste of spring to brunch.SPINACH-FETA TARTPastry for single-crust pie (see recipe)2 eggs1 cup chopped fresh spinach1 cup ricotta cheese1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese1/4 cup...
Dealing with the Urge to Eat Too Much
SHIRLEY REMEMBERS how she used to steal food as she shopped in a grocery store. She would slip a chocolate bar off a shelf, strip the wrapper off, stuff the candy into her mouth and gulp it down.She also remembers cleaning off plates by eating food left...
Dear Umps: We're Getting Zoned Out
Stream of Consciousness:The strike zone is missing. If anyone has seen it please contact the Major League Umpires Association, 1735 Market Street, Suite 3420, Philadelphia, Pa., 19103.When Joe Torre says the Cardinals have character, skeptics usually...
Devils' Advocate? Keenan Miffed at Rangers' Effort
From Brian Leetch to Brian Noonan, the New York Rangers are getting a message from coach Mike Keenan.The message: Put up or sit down.Both Leetch and Noonan were among the players who found themselves in Keenan's disfavor during Saturday night's National...
Diabetic Boy Has Mom in His Corner Her Book Helps Pupils Understand Son's Illness
First-grader Jayson Gosselin was playing baseball in the front yard of his west St. Louis County home in 1992 when a friend asked him, "How's your rabies?"Jayson's playmates laughed, but the comment startled Jayson. He has diabetes, one of the nation's...
Elementary Pupils `Travel' the World under State Grant, Participants Learn about Nations' Geography, Customs
Pupils at Cedar Springs Elementary School in Jefferson County have become world travelers in the past year without leaving the classroom.This year the school in the Northwest School District was awarded a state grant of about $29,000 to allow 660 pupils...
Enchiladas Lighten Up
MANY PEOPLE love the flavor of spicy, Tex-Mex food but seldom eat it because it's usually loaded with fat, and dripping with sour cream and cheese. The following recipe for vegetarian enchilada wedges sizzle with authentic Southwestern flavor but get...
Executive Shares Tips to Ease Way into China
On-the-job training in a new market is never easy, as Gene Kalhorn found out when he started to negotiate a deal for Watlow Inc. in China."The experience we had in dealing in the Far East and outside of the United States certainly did not prepare us...
Exploring the Depths of the Fed's Interest Rate Hikes
Is the Federal Reserve really pegging interest rates to the nation's unemployment rate?The Los Angeles Times says it is. But if that's the case, the nation's central bank has lost what little grip it had on reality. And the Labor Department - which produces...
Family Members Part Company at Ryan Heating Firm
Ryan Heating Co., a venerable heating and air conditioning firm in south St. Louis, now has five fewer Ryans than it did two years ago. The best-laid plans for passing on control of a family business sometimes go awry.The company was founded in 1926...
Fat Chance Trying to Lose Weight? Consider Research Indicating That Overeating May Be an Inherited Behavior
HOLDING UP a jar of mayonnaise, the woman said: "I could take a spoon and eat all of this."Then she put it back into the refrigerator. She had just returned from an expensive visit to a "fat farm" and was - for her - abnormally thin. She was trying to...
Finding Employment for Your Teen-Ager
SUMMER'S almost here and your teen-ager needs a job to help with tuition, car insurance and spending money. You've been telling him for four months to get himself out there and apply. He's been telling you he will, but doing nothing.Sometimes adolescents,...
`Flash' Returns to Ring Tonight
Let's spar a few rounds on the local boxing scene:Round 1: Arthur "Flash" Johnson heads back to the ring for the first time since failing to seize a world title four months ago.Johnson (8-1) draws a toughie, Alberto "Raton" Jimenez (26-3-1) of Mexico,...
Flight Attendant Suffers Wearing High Heels
Dear Abby: As a medical assistant in a foot clinic, I was appalled recently when a patient explained why her feet were in such bad shape. The little toes on both feet were swollen and red from the high-heeled shoes she must wear on her job. She is an...
Fresh-Baked Flowers Bloom at the Table
NOTHING DRESSES up a table like flowers. With these blossoms, there's no watering, no wilting. Just pick one and take a bite.Bakeries charge big bucks for cookie bouquets. But the cookies are easy to make at home using a basic sugar cookie recipe. You...
Fun Funds Give Kids Head Start
The next best thing to going back in time and investing money as a 12-year-old (so that the compounding can make you a millionaire today) is getting your 12-year-old interested in investing (so that she can be comfortable without your millions in the...
Glory Days Past, Yards Live On
Pickups, gooseneck trailers and semi-tractor-trailers rumble into National City, Ill., early every weekday.They bring the fat hogs and the thin, the sows and boars too old to breed, the runt pigs, the male offspring of dairy cows, dry cows and a few...
Gop Accused of Stalling on Health
SEN. JOHN D. Rockefeller, the Senate's leading advocate of the president's health-care reform plan, accused Republicans on Sunday of subverting debate on the plan through stalling and obstructionism.A chief Republican opponent of the plan, Sen. Phil...
Grants Provide Gain in '95 Revenue
Lake Saint Louis officials expect about an 8 percent increase in income in the next budget, but they say that's not enough to allay concerns about money."A lot of the increase is due to state grants," said City Administrator Ronald Nelson. "Property...
Greco Only Qualifier on Hot Day at Indy
The usual dramatic finish wilted in the oppressive heat Sunday as rookie Marco Greco of Brazil became the only driver to bump his way into the 33-car lineup on the final day of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500.Greco turned four laps averaging...
Guide Shows Cost Gap in Having Baby State Ranks 28 Hospitals According to Price, Quality
Hospital charges for an uncomplicated birth vary from $1,860 to $4,360 in the St. Louis area, but differences in price do not necessarily reflect differences in quality, a state study says.The lowest charges in St. Louis and St. Louis County in 1992...
Ham It Up - and Make a Super Sandwich
PEANUT BUTTER and jelly, move over. Some new and exciting sandwich combos are hitting the lunch line, with a dazzling display of breads, meats, cheeses and vegetables.Splashy garnishes such as tangy salsas, mango chutney and roasted red pepper strips...
Held Hostage to Jesse Helms
Conducting the regular business of the federal government has become a far more draining task for the president and his people than it used to be. If you want to know why, here is a small example.Last November President Bill Clinton nominated Sam W....
Hits, (Cheese) Balls and Errors Fare at Busch Stadium Goes Well beyond Peanuts
BACK AT A TIME when the C words - fat content, cholesterol and calories - didn't matter much, eating at the ballpark wasn't a big deal. It was a relatively simple and inexpensive experience and sometimes, an adventure.One of our favorite offerings from...
Honest, Abe - Vandalia Set for Celebration
Kicking off festivities for the 175th anniversary of their city, 175 Vandalia residents dressed up last week as Abraham Lincoln, who got his start in government there.Local optometrist Kevin Childers, master of ceremonies, surveyed the 175 Lincolns and...
Howell No. Surprises St. Dominic
Andrea Addotta caught the St. Dominic High Crusaders by surprise Thursday night.Addotta, a Francis Howell North sophomore, scored on a long-range shot five mintues into overtime to lift the Knights past the Crusaders 1-0 in a girls soccer sectional game...
Humane Society? Gifts to Cub Exceed Those to Two Children
More than twice as much money has been pledged to help care for an orphan mountain lion cub than for the two young children whose mother was killed by the adult female lion.The irony has shocked friends of the family, which is still struggling with the...
Ice Elite Strut Their Stuff at Arena
It was, a friend of mine said, a happy evening.I was grateful for the comment because I'm about out of adjectives to describe the Tour of World Figure Skating Champions, which comes around St. Louis every year with a busload of the world's ice elite.Those...
Ins and Outs of Estate Taxes
Q. My widowed mother died recently. Stocks and bonds were just about all my mother had, and each account was in her living trust, so I don't have any probate problem.But my accountant says that I may have an estate-tax problem because mother's assets...
Iowans Vote to Give Casinos More Play but Liberal Rules May Bring Gaming Glut
Iowa voters have embraced changes that make their state - the first to allow riverboat gambling - once again hospitable to the industry.Once shunned by casino operators because of strict betting limits and other rules, Iowa now has some analysts worried...
Israelis Kill Palestinian at Hideout
Israeli soldiers raided a hideout of Islamic militants in the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday, killing at least one Palestinian and demolishing several homes with rockets and a bulldozer, witnesses said.Two other Palestinians were captured, and soldiers...
Keeping Posted
New Tractor Trading Cards A Big Draw With HobbyistsTrading cards featuring antique tractors have become as hot as the steam-driven iron horses shown on some of the cards, according to Successful Farming magazine.The magazine began publishing the cards...
Knicks Bear Down, Finally Put an End to Nba"s Bull Run
Inevitability and their archrivals finally caught up to the Chicago Bulls, even if the New York Knicks needed a seventh game to do it.Eight months after Michael Jordan retired, the three-time defending National Basketball Association champions finally...
Knicks Bear Down, Finally Put an End to Nba's Bull Run
The New York Knicks finally took the torch from the Chicago Bulls. And the three-time National Basketball Association champions did not pass it willingly.The Knicks, who spent the three previous years fruitlessly chasing the Bulls, had to scratch and...
Labor of Love Brings Health to Husband
SELF-PUBLISHED cookbooks rarely gain widespread attention, and there's a good reason for that: Invariably they're poorly done."Eat, Drink and Be Healthy," by Janet M. Chiavetta (Piedmont, $24.95), is a rare exceptions.For the author of this common-sense...
Lehman Brings Jack's Course to Its Knees
In a performance deemed "unbelievable" by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Lehman eased the pain of his Masters loss with a record-setting 5-stroke triumph Sunday in The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.Just as he did six weeks ago in Augusta, Lehman took a lead into the...
Lynyrd, Ted, Ian: Rough and Ready Rock Still Rolls
The emphasis was on loud and rowdy rock 'n' roll when Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent and the Ian Moore Band came together on a triple bill at Riverport Amphitheatre on Saturday night. Guitar heroes and heroics were the common threads running throughout the...
Male Readers Object to Double Standard
Dear Ann Landers: That letter signed "Growing Uneasy in L.A." could have been mine. She asked whether she should marry "Greg," a great companion and lover but not eager to look for work. The only difference between her and me is that it's too late for...
`$Mart Highway$' May Someday Help to Unclog Traffic Jams
IF YOU WANT TO get out of traffic jams on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 40, it'll cost you and the rest of us a few bucks: about $140 million.If you don't want to spend the money, it'll cost us more to stay in the traffic jams: about $700 million.That's...
Metrolink Plan Premature, County Transit Officials Say
St. Charles County transit officials say the absence of the county from a map showing the future expansion of MetroLink is a recognition that planning for an extension across the Missouri River is premature right now.Jim Seamon, a commissioner on the...
Mizzou Works Ot, Makes NCAA Softball's Big Show
In Missouri's first 59 softball games, the Tigers played only one extra inning.In their last two games, they had to play seven extra innings to beat Hawaii twice and advance to the NCAA College World Series.Missouri defeated top-seeded Hawaii 3-1 in...
Monday Memo
Gosh, we always sort of admired them . . . never thought badly of them . . . envied them . . . wished we were, but knew we weren't, one of them. . . .But after reading what a doctoral candidate at FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY had to say about them, we're...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The 1986 World Series will forever be remembered for the decisive Game 6 ground ball that rolled between BILL BUCKNER's legs.But former Boston Red Sox pitcher DENNIS "OIL CAN" BOYD recently told the Boston Globe that the New York Mets might not have...
Mystery Money South Dakota Church Gets $3 Million Donation
A parish priest is heading halfway around the world to pick up a $3 million donation left in Africa by a mystery donor.The Rev. Don Kettler said he first got word of the windfall in November, when a letter arrived from the Senior Advocates Law Office...
Nation to Bid Farewell Today to Mrs. Onassis Family Continues Private Vigil as Mourners Still Gather Outside
Amid the pain and the pressure, a glum-looking John F. Kennedy Jr. sought a brief escape Sunday: in-line roller-skating, with actress Daryl Hannah, past the church where his mother's funeral will be held.The church is about six blocks from the apartment...
New Aid Bypassing Schools Many Counted on Money That Isn't Coming Soon
After the Legislature approved a new formula for state school aid last year, the St. Louis Public Schools planned on an extra $17 million over the next four years.The district has yet to see one extra dollar - and doesn't expect any next school year,...
New Baby? Be Happy, Don't Worry about the Money
Q: I need your help. I am a first-time father and have many fears about my family's financial viability and if we are saving enough to take care of our child's needs.We have a combined salary of about $60,000 per year. Our child is only 5 months old...
New Books Make Dieting Easier
SELF-PUBLISHED cookbooks rarely gain widespread attention, and there's a good reason for that: Invariably they're poorly done. "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy," by Janet M. Chiavetta (Piedmont, $24.95), is a rare exceptions.For the author of this common-sense...
N. Korea's Subs Could Pose Threat
NORTH KOREA has purchased Russian submarines that could be adapted to fire ballistic missiles, the editor of an influential military publication said in an article published Monday in Britain.North Korea said some time ago that it had bought 40 Russian...
No Quick Solution for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have a friend overseas who was told several years ago that she had chronic fatigue syndrome. With each letter I receive, her health status seems to be worse. What are the current trends in treating this syndrome?I suggest your friend...
`Normal' Teen-Ager Becomes Billigerent
Dear Open Mind: I am a parent of a son who seemed to live a very normal existence during the first 15 years of his life. He did well in school and had the usual amount of friends. He has done a total turnaround. He is belligerent and defensive. He is...
Notebook
Long Live CrawdadsDespite its popularity as a key ingredient in soups and stuffings, the humble crawdad has apparently earned a pedestal near the cockroach in the pantheon of world champion survivors.The crayfish (a.k.a. crawdad, crawfish and mud bug)...
NRA Vows to Fight Gun Foes Members Claim Biblical Right of Self-Defense, See Need to Regroup
ED WILLIAMS BELIEVES in his heart that a right to bear arms is not merely guaranteed but ordained by the Second Amendment to the Constitution and the King James Bible.Yet, like others in the National Rifle Association, he is putting more faith in scripture...
Obituaries
Jerome Caimi</P><P>Jerome "Jerry" Caimi, 62, formerly of St. Charles, died Wednesday (May 18, 1994) at Christian Hospital Northeast in north St. Louis County.</P><P>Mr. Caimi, who lived in Florissant, was an inspector at Wagner ...
Officials Ponder Future Use of Flood-Buyout Acreage
St. Charles County is looking for ideas on what to do with 125 acres it will acquire in a flood buyout of three mobile-home parks near the Highway 370 bridge. The county also needs a plan for other buyout property near the confluence of the Mississippi...
On the Cutting Edge
WHAT DO YOU cut to prove your knife is sharp?The other day I cut arm hair. My forearms, unlike my head, are heavy hair zones. And the once-dull bread knife I held in my hand sliced right through the forest of follicles with nary a hitch.Cutting the hair...
Opera Theatre's `Candide' Has Charm, Conscience
For almost 40 years, Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" has provided audiences with such a rollicking good time that its political message - a sharp jab at McCarthy-style bullying - today seems a mere footnote to the operetta's history.Except through commentaries...
People
JOE REGALBUTO wanted to wise off to President Bill Clinton when he met him on the golf course, just like his "Murphy Brown" character Frank Fontana might do on TV.He settled for a handshake."I wanted to mention `Murphy Brown.' You know we were responsible...
People in Business
Robert E. Stadler Jr. was named to the newly created position of president for Cloth World, a member of Brown Group Inc.Lemay Bank & Trust Co. promoted Kathleen Nevills to vice president-loan operations, appointed Joe Gugliano credit manager, and promoted...
Picnics Hot Dogs, Prizes, Even Beer Part of Schools' Festivities
Heat up the hot dog grill and get your tickets. It's time for the school picnic.School picnics these days take all sorts of forms - minibusinesses grossing tens of thousands of dollars; traditional family gatherings closed to outsiders or just a day...
Plans to Rework I-70 Exits Decried
Plans to redraw exits along Interstate 70 near the airport drew fire from the Bridgeton City Council recently.Council members argued that traffic will increase along Hunter Road and that city residents will be forced to drive out of their way once the...
Police Aim at Weapons They Ask to Search, Get Few Complaints
The house on De Tonty Street smelled of cinnamon rolls as the barefoot teen-ager, Jo Harvey, watched a policeman shine his flashlight up a chimney flue in her cousin's bedroom."I don't think there's any gun here," Harvey told a sergeant.Minutes earlier,...
Politics of Terror Claiming Victims
THE RAPPING at the door came after midnight, as it often does. There were six intruders, and all had guns.The family targeted were members of the Lavalas Political Organization, which supports exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Their allegiance...
Prig Patrol Targeted for Opposing Violence in Kids' Video Games
IMPORTANT NOTICE: You have my personal guarantee that this column is dolphin-safe, cholesterol-free and contains no sugar.BUT, friends, it's confession time . . . I do most of my writing in my office at my house. My old collie, Hubert, likes to sleep...
Proposal for Nurses to Bill for Services Sparks Debate
Illinois has been in violation of a federal law for four years, while members of the state's medical and political communities wage what observers describe as "turf" wars.At issue is direct billing for services provided by nurse practitioners to clients...
Pupils to Start at Simpson Even If School Not Done
Fox School District administrators have determined that the new Simpson Elementary School will hold its first classes this fall, regardless of when the building is ready for use.If the school, under construction in the 3000 block of Miller Road, is not...
Put It on the P.A
Eight University City High School National Merit Scholarship semifinalists have advanced to the finals in competition for scholarships of $2,000.St The students are Emily Adams, Rachel Berla, Laura Cox, Benjamin Elgin, Stephen Klasskin, Thomas Lewis,...
Quest for Life: Liver Dialysis Device in Works
Imagine a machine that could do for patients with serious liver ailments what renal dialysis does for people with kidney disease.For eight years, Albert P. Li has done more than think about it. His research has reached the stage where he's now testing...
Readers Can Be Rash in Rushing to Judgment
The caller from St. Charles had the People column's compiler on the phone, and on the ropes as well."Why don't you lay off Dan Quayle?" the caller sputtered. "This stuff about his spelling is getting old."The writer sighed. He had tacked the stuff about...