St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 5, 1995

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2 Local Helpers of Haitians Die in Crash Women Were on Relief Mission
Two young women from St. Louis who wanted to spend their lives helping the less fortunate were killed this week in a bus crash while on a relief mission to Haiti.One of the victims was Mary Anne Grant, 18. "She wanted to save the world, and she died...
49ers' Young Earns 2nd MVP Honor in 3 Years
In all sorts of ways, 1994 was a breakthrough season for Steve Young.He led the San Francisco 49ers to an NFL-best 13-3 record, won a record fourth successive passing title and eclipsed Joe Montana's team record for touchdown passes in a season and league...
49ers' Young Named League MVP
In all sorts of ways, 1994 was a breakthrough season for Steve Young.He led the San Francisco 49ers to an NFL-best 13-3 record, won a record fourth successive passing title and eclipsed Joe Montana's team record for touchdown passes in a season and league...
Abortion Protest: War or Calm?
In Norfolk, Va., outside the jail where John C. Salvi III was being held for the murder of two women, a pro-Salvi rally was going on. There was applause for the fatal assault on the Brookline, Mass., clinics where abortions are performed. There was talk...
A-B Says, `This Bud's for India'
Pushing to make Bud the beer known round the world, Anheuser-Busch Cos. said Monday that it would license a Bombay brewer to brew Budweiser in India.The move caps a year in which Anheuser-Busch signed deals to boost its presence in Japan, Mexico, Italy,...
A High-Wire Act for These First-Class Choppers
Dear Percy Ross: I had hoped that the day would never come that I would find myself soliciting charity. At the 71st of my golden years, with enough physical impairments to burden a guy twice my size and half my age, I find a deep-seated jealousy.Did...
Alexander Is Acting Head of the County's Finances
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth has appointed Terry Alexander as acting director of the newly created Department of Finance. Alexander formerly was the county treasurer, an office that was eliminated at the end of 1994 by the county charter.Ortwerth...
Alternative Action January
BEFORE we examine a few alternative acts in the slim corps scheduled to limp trembling, like Keats' cold hare, through our frozen streets this month, let's take a brief look back at 1994.How lame was the pop scene last year? You can refresh your memory...
A Reading on Barrister's 3 A.M. Visit to Church
WHEE, THE PEOPLE: Noted barrister John Sandberg was seen going into Gethsemane Lutheran Church at 3 a.m. last Tuesday. He participated in a 78-hour community-wide Bible reading marathon at the church, 3600 Hampton, and read pro bono for 30 minutes from...
A Rose by Any Name Smells Sweet in January Catalogs
A rose grower friend wrote me he'd given up on roses after the disastrous winter of two years ago. I admire his resolute discipline but don't think I can manage it. I'm like the addicts who say they know they can give up a vice; they've done it so often....
Ashcroft in Awe of New Job `New Kid' Shows off Humble New Home
Moments before he was sworn in as one of the Senate's newest Republicans, John Ashcroft of Missouri walked to the desk of one of the chamber's oldest Democrats, Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, to pay his respects."I asked him if he would help me and...
Audit Shows That District Spent More Than Budgeted
Rockwood school officials should take steps to guard against spending more than they budget, outside auditors say.The auditors said that spending in the district's general fund as well as in the teachers' fund exceeded the budget in the fiscal year that...
Automaker Rally Gives Market a Push
Stocks climbed Wednesday as a rally in automakers overshadowed losses in beverage, gold and household products shares.Autos, along with tobacco and chemical companies, advanced amid expectations of profit increases in the fourth quarter of 1994 and first...
Being Happy with a Baton
AS symphony orchestras across the country struggle with shrinking budgets, aging audiences, dwindling subscription rolls and rising deficits, a new strategy for fighting these woes and related ones may be coming from St. Paul, Minn.Several months ago,...
Best Bets Coming to Town
HERE ARE some of the touring pop, rock, jazz and country acts scheduled to perform here in coming weeks. CICERO'S (6510 Delmar Blvd., 862-0009) Jan. 11: Red Krayola, with Darin Gray, 10 p.m. Jan. 12: Mt. Shasta, with US Maple, 10 p.m. Jan. 13: Matt...
Bird Dog Proves a Natural in Back Yard
Perhaps the best way to hunt squirrels with a bum leg is to bring along a first-class bird dog.I know you're supposed to slouch behind a tree, covered in camouflage, still and quiet. Most hunters wouldn't think of stomping through crispy fallen leaves...
Book-Deal Critics Display Hypocrisy
In forcing House Speaker Newt Gingrich to give up the $4.5 million advance he was to receive for writing a book, the dog-in-the-manger liberals won their first political victory since their disastrous losses in last November's elections. Moreover, they...
Books on Tape
"RIVER GOD" A novel by Wilbur Smith (24 hours, unabridged, Brilliance Corp. Bookcassette, $34.95)</P><P>In an epic like this one, the skills of narrator Dick Hill emerge to their fullest. There are a lot of characters in this story...
Boundary Commission Could Be Revived 10-Member Panel Would Approve Annexations, Incorporations
Sen. Wayne Goode, D-Pasadena Park, has filed a bill in the Missouri Legislature to revive the St. Louis County Boundary Commission.The Boundary Commission had been the gatekeeper of proposals for annexations and incorporations in St. Louis County until...
Bradley Takes on Rush, and Now the TV Scene
TALK RADIO comes to television tonight when Bruce Bradley makes his debut on Channel 9 with a show featuring opinion, dialogue and - Bradley hopes - controversy.Bradley, the former KMOX host now on WIBV in Belleville, is more than comfortable saying...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Six Flags Offering 3,000 Jobs This Year</P><P>Six Flags Over Mid-America is seeking 3,000 people to work full time or part time this year.</P><P>Auditions for singers, dancers and actors will be held from...
Briefs
OCCUPIED WEST BANK Four More Palestinians Killed By Israeli Forces</P><P>Undercover Israeli security forces shot dead four Palestinians Wednesday night in Beit Lakia in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The incident continued violence...
Briefs
ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD Murderer Of Belleville Man Gets Execution Date In May</P><P>Four-time convicted murderer Girvies Davis is scheduled to be executed May 17 under an order issued Wednesday by the Illinois Supreme Court at Springfield....
Bush: Lone Mayoral Candidate His Last Opponent Taken from Race by Election Board
Unless there's a late unexpected court challenge, Gordon D. Bush has a clear road ahead to become mayor of East St. Louis for another four years."The best opponent is having no opponent, in the political vernacular," Bush quipped Wednesday.The East St....
Cafe De France: C'est Magnifique ... Most of the Time
THE holiday season often brings a surfeit of home cooking, and while the meals may be excellent, they often stir the urge for something a little special, something that necessitates an experienced, professional chef in the kitchen, plus service and surroundings...
Chrysler Unveils Its New Minivan Fenton Jobs Ride on This Vehicle
Chrysler introduced its new minivan Wednesday, hoping the restyled version of the humble people-mover that once saved the company from bankruptcy will continue to show big profits.If the sleek new minivan unveiled at the North American International...
City of Wildwood Proponents Need a Fuller Accounting, Opponents Say
Supporters of the proposal to establish the city of Wildwood have underreported their finances, their opponents claim.The Committee for Incorporation of the City of Wildwood should account for all the money it has received and spent since it organized...
Closing the Book on Gingrich's Deal with Publisher
When the book is finally written on Newt Gingrich, his own aborted book deal - $4.5 million for two books - may well provide the title: "Hoist by His Own Petard." Gingrich, a zealous battler against perks and the so-called Washington establishment,...
Computer Buffs See Info Highway Expansion
The coming decade promises accelerated growth of the information superhighway, a trend seen in an increased number of companies offering access to the Internet, computer buffs say.The first meeting of the year of the St. Louis Users Group for the Personal...
Cook Sets House Afire with Anger Secretary of State Allows Speaker Vote to Go for 3 Hours
Three weeks ago, Rebecca Cook was a nonpracticing lawyer in Cape Girardeau. On Wednesday, she was presiding over the biggest power struggle in recent Missouri history.In what is usually a ceremonial duty, Cook, the new secretary of state, ran the show...
Cook Up House Plants, Not Stew Grocery Produce Aisle Can Be Treasure Chest of Fresh Green Ideas
The grocery offers many more house plants than you might imagine. Look beyond flowerpots of African violets, jade plants and spider plants. Look to the food itself.Steer your grocery cart over to the produce section. Here is where you will find foods...
Cross Training Find Multiple Uses for New Sports Clothes
THE LINES BETWEEN FITNESS clothes and weekend wear are blurring to a soft and healthy focus.Runners, walkers, in-line skaters, basketball players, even weight trainers and some fans of aerobics are sidestepping shinier versions of Lycra spandex from...
Cut-Through Traffic Concerns Officials
Black Jack officials are trying to figure out how to cut down on cut-through traffic in two subdivisions.Residents of the subdivisions, Trailwoods and Whitney Chase South, repeatedly have complained to the City Council about the number of cars using...
Designers Serve Up Embraceable Hues
ACTING LIKE kids in a candy store, designers have raided the lollipop brights and the cotton-candy pastels and mixed them like a bag of jelly beans.The feast of color isn't a frantic binge but an antidote to a steady diet of black and oatmeal-bland naturals....
Despite Pledges, Congress Is Likely to Be Partisan Democrats Attack Gop on Tax Plan
Still divided over any long-term rebuilding strategy, Democrats began their unfamiliar work as the congressional minority Wednesday by turning to a favorite party staple: labeling Republicans as defenders of the rich and special interests.The skirmishes...
Different Twist on Being Homeless
IT WAS 4 a.m. Sunday, six days before Christmas. Jean Gruber couldn't sleep. "I heard a car come screeching down our cul-de-sac," she said. "It stopped. A door opened. Someone threw something out. Then the car drove away and it was quiet."Jean didn't...
Dionne Does Brazil Forget Those Psychics; She Can Still Sing
"AQUARELA DO BRASIL" Dionne Warwick (Arista)</P><P>As difficult as it is to take Dionne Warwick seriously these days - thanks to her cheesy Psychic Friends Network infomercials - there's still an accomplished song stylist brewing underneath...
Dole Seeks to Lift Bosnian Embargo
Senate Republican leader Bob Dole introduced a bill Wednesday to lift the arms embargo against Bosnia's Muslim-led government.State Department spokesman Michael McCurry called the move unfortunate and "not a wise course of action." He said an end to...
Environmental Center Offers Ed-Venture Weekends `People End Up Walking, Talking, Sharing'
All the rock stars are doing it, and you can, too: Get unplugged! Just do as the Lakota Sioux: Embrace nature."Lakota Sioux don't prop themselves up in chairs, they sit on the ground. It reminds them of their connection with the earth," says Curtis J....
Fault Found in Accounting Procedures, Record-Keeping of 13 Municipalities
Thirteen municipalities in north St. Louis County need to improve their record-keeping and accountability for their municipal court accounts, according to a state audit.State Auditor Margaret Kelly and her employees recently examined procedures in the...
Fire District Contract Trims Ambulance Costs Florissant's New System Is Borrowed from Hazelwood
Christian Hospital Northeast will not charge residents of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District an ambulance fee if they transfer to another hospital.The district's directors last week approved the clarification to their recent emergency medical...
Gardener Swaps Goats for Greenhouse
A card arrived during the holidays from my friend Harvey, a fellow gardener, scribe and goat keeper. He lives about 30 miles away."After 10 years, we have given up keeping goats!" he said in the note."It was not a decision easily made, and we miss them....
Gephardt Finds a Victory `This Is a Day to Celebrate' Power Belonging to People, He Says
Here are the remarks Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri made to the House after Wednesday's election of Newt Gingrich as speaker:LADIES AND GENTLEMEN of the House, I first want to thank my Democratic colleagues for their support and their...
Germany to Pay on Bonds from Pre-Hitler Period
Germany is taking steps to clean the slate with U.S. investors for loans Adolph Hitler disavowed after taking power in 1933.The government is offering about $40 million worth of 3 percent bonds as payments linked to securities that Germany issued in...
Gift Getting: Is That a Nice Thing to Say about a Teapot?
GETTING PRESENTS you hate from people you love may be the most complicatedly disheartening of the downsides of Christmas.Here, for instance, dear Aunt Sadie, who's barely getting by on Social Security and a tiny pension, has spent good money she could...
Gingrich Sees `Obligation to Talk to Each Other'
Here are excerpts from remarks by Rep. Newt Gingrich after his election Wednesday as speaker of the House:LET ME SAY first of all that I am very deeply grateful to my good friend Dick Gephardt. When my side maybe overreacted to your statement ending...
Gop Gives House a Running Start Fast Votes Cut Staff, Number of Committees
Republicans in the House of Representatives took the gavel of power Wednesday for the first time in 40 years and quickly began enacting changes in the way the House does business.By early evening, the House had reduced the number of committees and committee...
Gop Switchover Jump-Starts House Quick Votes Cut Staff, Number of Committees
The balance of power in Congress shifted dramatically Wednesday, as Republicans in the House of Representatives seized the gavel for the first time in 40 years and quickly began changing the way the House does business.Working late into the night, the...
Griffin, Foes Fight to a Draw 81-81 Vote Leaves Missouri's House without a Speaker
Republicans and half a dozen dissident Democrats launched a session-opening challenge to veteran House Speaker Bob F. Griffin on Wednesday, blocking Griffin's election to his 15th year as the House leader.Griffin, who has been speaker longer than anyone...
Grown-Up Sister Chafes at Caring for Brother
Dear Abby: Today I saw something that brought back some very unpleasant memories from my childhood.I was having a manicure when a woman with three boys (about 6 months through age 9) came in. This woman (I'm assuming their mother) expected the oldest...
Guards Askew, Love Living Up to Vashon's High Standard
After Vashon's 48-45 victory over Cardinal Ritter in the championship game of the 62nd Normandy Holiday Invitational Tournament on Friday night, fans were abuzz about Vashon's guard play."I would say as a pair, they are probably two of the better ones...
Hardge Misses 5th Game; Redshirt Year Probable
University of Missouri freshman center Monte Hardge on Wednesday missed his third successive game because of an ankle injury, increasing the possibility he may be facing a redshirt year.Hardge has missed five games to injury and has appeared in just...
Health-Care Problems? Oh, Never Mind!
Remember the "Saturday Night Live" routine in which a woman commentator appears on the newscast and launches into a tirade about a topic? Following two minutes of ranting and raving, the anchor explains that she totally misunderstands the issue. Looking...
He Paid, She Paid: A Tale of Two Sweaters
THIS IS A tale of two sweaters, alike in almost every way.Both are made of merino wool by DKNY, the moderate-priced division of Donna Karan. One is black, while the other is so dark a shade of navy it could easily be mistaken for black.Both are turtlenecks,...
Holiday Cheer Bubbles at Day Camp for Developmentally Disabled
Like other students on vacation recently, Nathan Huffman, Carrie Settles and a bunch of their friends played outdoors. Unlike many others, Nathan and Carrie have developmental disabilities, ailments that could have kept them cooped up while not in class.But...
How Much Green Gets You Seen?
SHE WALKS INTO Armani, the temple of the sleek latter-day L.A. woman, and buys seven outfits. That will hold her for four months. Last week, she strode into the Harari boutique on Melrose Avenue, known for its beautiful print silk dresses and funky jackets,...
Illini Guards Have a Field (Goal) Day
The success of the Illinois basketball team can be reduced to how its starting guards shoot. In Illinois' nine non-conference victories, Kiwane Garris and Richard Keene had shot 47 and 42 percent, respectively, from the floor.In their three non-league...
Infertile Wife Told That Hubby Wants Kids
Dear Ann Landers: I am several years older than my husband. "Lyle" and I have been married 15 years. Unfortunately, I cannot have children.Lyle now has decided he wants a family. I told him, "Fine, we can adopt." He said, "No. I want my own."Behind my...
Information on Parents' Role in Education Sought from Elite
The U.S. Department of Education wants to know more about how parents become involved in their children's education and is asking nominees for the Blue Ribbon award to answer questions on the topic.Clayton High School is proud of its corps of involved...
In the Name of Religion
Anyone who wants to see the heartache that organized prayer in public schools can cause should look at Ecru, Miss. There, the children of Lisa Herdahl have been made to feel like outcasts in their own school because they don't want to take part in a...
In the Spotlight
Matt SmithHazelwood East wrestlerYear In School: Junior.Height: 5 feet 5 1/2.Weight Class: 125.Statistics: In last week's Spartan Classic at DeSmet High, Smith pinned all eight of his opponents to key a decisive team victory for defending Missouri Class...
Keenan Scouts Ice, . . . Just in Case
As Blues players took the ice for an informal workout Wednesday morning, a surprise visitor appeared at Brentwood Ice Rink.His arrival sent a mild shock wave through the few employees, players and fans there."It's Mike Keenan," one said excitedly.The...
Keep 'Em Shooting Photo Class Focuses on Nuts and Bolts
Bob Rohlfing's Nuts and Bolts photography classes are designed for people who want to do more with a camera than point and shoot. Nuts and Bolts is an apt name for the six-week photography course, sponsored by the St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department....
Killer Who Recanted Confession Is Executed
An inmate executed despite confusion over his role in a murder went to his death early Wednesday hoping to become "that little bitty snowball that starts to bury" capital punishment.Jesse DeWayne Jacobs, 44, was executed by injection just after midnight...
Knowing When to Pull Up Roots Is Tricky
Out of sight, out of mind. Root vegetables do not bathe in the glory of their showier, above-ground companions in the garden plot.Yet some of the most exotic flavors come from deep below the ground - from Jerusalem artichokes, celeriac, salsify, fennel....
Kurt Lindner Dies, Pioneer Head of Mutual Fund Firm
Kurt J. Lindner, founder of the Lindner Funds mutual-fund group, died Wednesday (Jan. 4, 1995) at Jewish Hospital after suffering a heart attack.Mr. Lindner, 72, was a pioneering legend in mutual funds who built up a multibillion-dollar funds group before...
Line-Item Veto Is No Shoo-In Especially in Senate, Many Question Need
If there is one thing President Bill Clinton and the new Republican Congress agree upon, it is the need for a presidential line-item veto over federal spending. Now the Republicans have to agree among themselves to pass such a law.Although the line-item...
Local TV Journalists Decry Chung's Interview Tactics Reporting Comment Violates Ethics, Some Charge
WHEN CONNIE CHUNG urged House Speaker Newt Gingrich's mother to whisper an answer "just between you and me" and then made it public, her tactics were inappropriate and possibly unethical, St. Louis television journalists say.Kathleen Gingrich confided...
Made-for-TV Basketball a Rare Phenomenon Locally
What, in the madcap name of Dick Vitale, is Temple doing playing Marquette in St. Louis on a frigid Thursday night in January? And, almost as perplexing, what is St. Louis University doing playing a real opponent for a change?There is a simple two-word...
Make House Plants, Not Stew, with Potatoes, Onions, Carrots
The grocery store offers many more house plants than you might imagine. Look beyond flowerpots of African violets, jade plants and spider plants. Look to the food itself.Steer your grocery cart over to the produce section. Here is where you will find...
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary Hagan-Harrell of Ferguson Changes Votes 3 Times in 30 Minutes
Every vote counted in the election for House leadership positions Wednesday, and state Rep. Mary Hagan-Harrell was on the hot seat. Under intense lobbying from her colleagues, Hagan-Harrell, D-Ferguson, changed her vote three times within 30 minutes.No...
Mexico's Plunge from Prosperity to Austerity
After considerable delay, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon finally went on television Tuesday to announce his plans to stabilize the peso. To no one's surprise, he outlined a program that will inevitably have "painful effects" on all Mexicans....
Middle Man Cox Helps Dolphin Defense Get Tough on the Inside
John Offerdahl, a five-time Pro Bowler, retired. Chuck Bullough and Dwight Hollier got hurt. Who in the world would play middle linebacker for the Miami Dolphins?It was mainly out of desperation that they turned to Bryan Cox in September. Four months...
Missouri Casinos Hit Jackpot on Slots
The Admiral led a dramatic turnaround in the performance of Missouri's riverboat casinos in December, when crippling restrictions on slot machines ended.The Admiral more than doubled its winnings from gamblers, to $6.72 million in December from $3.11...
Morning Briefing
Tire Maker Hiring 2,000 Striker Replacements</P><P>Tire maker Bridgestone-Firestone on Wednesday began hiring permanent replacements for more than 2,000 workers on strike in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Oklahoma. The company, based in ...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Most of us have seen the wacky antics of the Harlem Globetrotters, either live or on the telly. And if you're like me, you often wind up sympathizing with the hapless bunch of opposing nimrods who fall for the same antics and lose to the Trotters night...
Mounds Schedule
A 6.2-mile hike, a lecture and special exhibits are featured this month at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville.The hike, called a Volksmarch, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday along the site's nature/culture hiking trail. Participants will...
Mu Gets Technical, Trounces Mustangs
As his Missouri Tigers appeared to plummet into a jet-lag sag Wednesday night at Southern Methodist University's Moody Coliseum, basketball coach Norm Stewart compensated with perhaps his most vigorous effort of the season."He really got after it, didn't...
N. Carolina, Duke, Arkansas Upended
North Carolina State's stock skyrocketed Wednesday night.The Wolfpack program, which dropped to the depths of the Atlantic Coast Conference recently after the ouster of Jim Valvano and ensuing probation, upset No. 1 North Carolina 80-70. It came behind...
Neediest Cases Drive Ends on High Note
The Post-Dispatch 100 NEEDIEST CASES campaign raised $1,206,028 in the 1994 drive, which began Nov. 28 and ended Wednesday.The amount bettered the $1,131,155 raised in 1993, an off year because of the floods. But it was below the record $1,246,534 raised...
Netsch Is Returning to Private Life
After more than two decades in state office, Illinois Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch is going back to private life with a feeling that much has yet to be done.But Netsch, 68, also leaves knowing that she helped influence the state as a legislator and...
New Officeholders Make Some Personnel Changes
Tuesday was the first official day on the job for some newly-elected Jefferson County officeholders, and they were already making personnel changes.Ben Cytron, the county's part-time legal counsel for the last eight years, will be replaced.Jon Selsor,...
New on Tape
"TRUE LIES" Fox, priced for rental.</P><P>During the first few minutes of "True Lies," one gets the impression that this action extravaganza is to be a spoof of James Bond movies. And to a large extent that's the case.</P><P>But...
`Newt! Newt! Newt!' Gingrich Takes over as Gop Celebrates
By 1:17 p.m. on Wednesday, it was all over but the shouting. The freshly sworn-in members of the House for the 104th Congress had cast their votes for a new speaker.By 1:18 p.m., the shouting started: "NEWT! NEWT! NEWT!"With that roar from Speaker Newt...
Nhl Owners to Vote on a Players Offer
After more than three months of no hockey, after all the threats and bargaining and posturing, it will all come down to a vote Saturday.Nearing a deadline that could wipe out the entire National Hockey League season, the players made another contract...
Nhl Owners to Vote on New Players Offer
After more than three months of no hockey, after all the threats and bargaining and posturing, it will all come down to a vote Saturday.Nearing a deadline that could wipe out the entire NHL season, the players made another contract offer Wednesday, and...
Obituaries
Jasper T. Westfall</P><P>Jasper T. "Jack" Westfall, 60, of Wentzville, died Wednesday (Jan. 4, 1995) at Wentzville Park Care Center in Wentzville.</P><P>Mr. Westfall was a worker for eight years at Binder and Sons Co. in O'Fallon.</P><P>A...
Odd Trio to Spearhead Agenda
It's an odd trio: a cigar-chomping state senator with all the finesse of a Marine drill sergeant, a teetotaling governor renowned for his cautious approach to touchy issues and a new House speaker overshadowed by others for most of his political career.Republicans...
Organ Donations Up; Awareness Cited
Bill Davis said he wished he had discussed organ donations with his son, Billy, 19, before the young man was killed in a train-car collision in June."If Billy would have signed the back of his license, it would have made it a little bit easier," Davis...
People
A novelist who wears a Roman collar is criticizing a fellow author, POPE JOHN PAUL II, saying that the pope "doesn't have the faintest understanding of American Catholics, especially women."The priest-novelist is the Rev. ANDREW GREELEY, who is touring...
Peso Skids Further amid Fears of Inflation Surge
The peso skidded further on Wednesday as markets responded skeptically to government efforts to grapple with an economic crisis through emergency wage and price controls.The state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, meanwhile, announced a gasoline price...
Petitions Are Filed to Set Referendum but Attorney Says New Ordinance Isn't Subject to Vote
Petitions calling for the first referendum vote in Kirkwood's history are in a file cabinet in the offices of the city's lawyers.City Administrative Officer Michael G. Brown on Saturday accepted the 162 pages of petitions bearing 1,972 signatures. He...
Pineapple Tropical Plant Sits in Place of Honor at Home
Like resident royalty, the pineapple plant sits in a place of honor in Jessie Terrell's dining room, carried about the house occasionally to be admired by family, friends and visitors.And why not? The plant has borne fruit 10 years after Terrell started...
Plugged in Mtv's Acoustic Series Has Helped Boost Some Rockers' Careers
IT was just supposed to be a low-key jam session. Jules Shear, a moderately successful New York club rocker, had the idea of recruiting some friends, getting them to ditch their electric instruments once a week and fool around on one another's songs.Five...
Proposal on Amendment to Charter May Change
A St. Charles City Council member says she is willing to modify a proposed charter amendment that would give the council more budgetary authority if the changes would garner more support for the measure.Either way, Council member Vicki White, 4th Ward,...
Prosecutors Pursue Child-Killing Case They'll Challenge Exclusion of DNA Evidence
St. Louis prosecutors hope to overcome a judge's ruling excluding some DNA evidence from the trial of Martin Link, who is accused of raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl.That Link already is serving several life sentences in prison for other crimes...
Ralston Will Close Nine Battery Plants
Ralston Purina Co. plans to close nine battery plants over the next three years, laying off at least 1,700 employees by the end of next year.The plants are part of Ralston's Eveready Battery Co., which makes batteries under the Eveready and Energizer...
Rapist Sentenced to 11 Life Terms - Plus 80 Years
Lawrence Belk will be ineligible for parole until 2035 after a judge sentenced him to 11 consecutive life sentences, plus 80 years, for raping a woman at gunpoint in Florissant.St. Louis County Circuit Judge Philip J. Sweeney told Belk, the victim and...
Raucous Kiel Will Fit the Bill(ikens) from Hand-Me-Downs, Calipari Dresses Up the Umass Program
A familiar series of events in Moon, Pa., about 20 years ago began with locked doors to the gym of Moon Township High School. Somehow, some way, young John Calipari ended up inside."There was always a ball bouncing in the gym when there wasn't supposed...
Raucous Kiel Will Fit the Bill(ikens) Upsurging Slu Hopes to Take Another Step
Now this is where St. Louis University wants to sit in the basketball universe - right in the center, playing host for a made-for-television spectacle featuring national powers.We've got Temple and Marquette, Massachusetts and the Billikens, John Chaney...

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