St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 3, 1993

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4 NFL Clubs Might Be Interested in Considering Move to St. Louis
Now that St. Louis has come up short in the expansion race, it's relocation or bust if the city wants a National Football League franchise in the near future.The most logical candidates are the New England Patriots, who are struggling at Foxboro Stadium...
75 Gasoline Stations Get New Owners Mobil and Vickers
About 75 gas stations in the St. Louis area are changing hands, through two deals that represent an industry trend toward retrenchment.Avanti Petroleum Inc. of Denver is buying 25 Vickers stations in St. Louis from Total Petroleum Inc.And Wallace Oil...
A Fabric of Damage, Danger, Love, Cruelty
"A DANGEROUS WOMAN" Rating: R, sexual situations, language, violence. Running time: 1:50.</P><P>IN A MOVIE filled with good work by excellent actors, Debra Winger is particularly memorable as Martha, a mildly retarded woman who is desperately...
A Few Good Men on Mats While Pirates Lack in Numbers, They Excel at Key Spots
St. Charles High wrestling coach Mike Thorne has some fine talent to work with this season. He just wishes he had more."We have six or seven guys who can compete with anyone, but we just don't have the numbers," Thorne said. "We'll be forfeiting some...
Agencies Have Advice on Federal Flood Aid
Many flood victims who need federal help to rebuild homes or replace personal property may not be getting it because they don't understand a requirement for applying."We believe people are not getting help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Aidid Flies to Peace Talks, as Guest of U.S. Army
Somali strongman Mohamed Farrah Aidid flew Thursday on a U.S. Army plane - protected by U.S. soldiers - to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for talks with his rivals on Somalia's future.Only two months ago, 18 American Rangers were killed in a firefight with Aidid's...
Alarm That Girl Had Is Fairly New to St. Louis Area Device Emits High-Pitch Sound
The personal alarm that Cassidy Senter was wearing when she disappeared is a relatively new protection device in the St. Louis area, safety experts here say.It looks like a beeper and has a pin that, when pulled, emits a powerful high-pitched sound...
An Old-Fashioned American Story
Fifteen years ago this Thanksgiving weekend, a 10-year-old Vietnamese boy named Viet Dinh arrived in this country as a refugee. He was with his mother, four sisters and a brother. They had $200, which they spent on used winter coats.They were boat people....
Area Media Tackled Football Stories like Pros
The "week from hell" for the area's sports media has played itself out. The city may have a hard time playing down the "St. Loser, Misery" title that has popped up on national radio.But the local electronic media, with one notable exception, won't have...
A Story of Love and Loss and a Strange White Dog
`IT'S a beautiful story," says Frank Whaley. "I read the book two years ago. When I heard they were making a movie of it, I begged them to let me be in it. I begged; I got on my hands and knees. They agreed. It's one of those rare occasions when...
Bills Break Habit with Ot Victory over Mustangs
This wouldn't have happened last season.Oh, St. Louis University's basketball team might have found a way to take a lead, even on the road. So the Billikens' eight-point advantage with almost seven minutes remaining against Southern Methodist on Wednesday...
Blues Fall Apart in 3rd Period Maple Leafs Rally for 5-4 Victory after Trailing 4-2
THUD!"That's rock bottom," Blues coach Bob Berry surmised after an exasperating 5-4 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night at The Arena.And who could argue? The Blues played two of their stronger periods of the National Hockey League season...
Bottle Rockets Lift off in Snow, Storm, Flood
Bottle Rockets: opening for Uncle Tupelo</P><P>Where: Mississippi Nights, 914 North First Street, Laclede's Landing</P><P>When: 9 o'clock tonight (Uncle Tupelo also appears Saturday evening, but the Bottle Rockets open tonight...
Boundary Commission Plays Mapmaker
If anyone questions the need for the St. Louis County Boundary Commission, its recent actions on Wildwood and Manchester affirmed its importance.The Boundary Commission reviewed the proposal to incorporate Wildwood in West County and then quite justifiably...
Briefcase
NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS BellSouth Fires 1st Shot In Battle Over AT&T-McCaw Merger</P><P>BellSouth Corp. filed a suit Thursday against the planned merger of American Telephone & Telegraph Co. and McCaw Cellular Communications...
Briefs
Missouri WASHINGTON, Mo. Gasoline Pipeline Leak Forces Evacuation</P><P>A gasoline leak forced the evacuation of about 75 homes and a nursing home and canceled classes at an elementary school Thursday.</P><P>Nine fire departments...
Briefs
ILLINOIS CAHOKIA KIDNAPPING Belleville Man, 29, Enters Guilty Plea</P><P>Anthony T. Burris, 29, of Belleville, has pleaded guilty of kidnapping in the abduction, rape and robbery of a woman from Cahokia on June 30, authorities said...
Briefs
HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS Trial Opens In Firing Of Gay FBI Agent</P><P>President Bill Clinton's administration went to court Thursday to defend its dismissal of a decorated 20-year FBI veteran who was fired in 1990 after disclosing he was gay.</P><P>The...
Budget Office Backs Clinton's Plan Health-Care Funding Won't Count as Taxes
The Congressional Budget Office has agreed to President Bill Clinton's plea that most of the spending in the president's health-care plan be kept out of the federal budget, sources say.Next month, the budget office is expected to announce that virtually...
Canadian Premier Gives NAFTA Final Approval
Canada's new Liberal government says it will allow the North American Free Trade Agreement to take effect Jan. 1 because it has a U.S. commitment to negotiate improved subsidies and dumping rules.The agreement to eliminate trade barriers among the United...
Cancer Finding Hailed Blood Screening Test for Gene May Cut Colon Cancer Deaths
The discovery of a gene that causes about 10 percent of all colon cancer should quickly lead to the first broadly used genetic screening test, scientists say.The vast majority of those people who have inherited the flawed gene and are tested should be...
Cellist and Pianist Share the Spotlight
For persons who cut their musical teeth in the 1960s and '70s, David Soyer is easily the better known of the two artists who performed Monday evening at the Ethical Society under the auspices of the University of Missouri at St. Louis' "Premiere Performances"...
Child Welfare Agency Criticized Private Study Says That Local Networks Might Serve Families Better
Researchers suggested Thursday that yet another fundamental change is needed at the state's child welfare agency, which already is struggling to meet the broad demands of a court-ordered reform.This time, critics have suggested that most cases now served...
Church Notes
Christmas PageantHarvester Church of the Nazarene will present its annual production of the Christmas story at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church, 3115 McClay Road, St. Peters. The presentation will feature 60 singers and...
Clark Backs Away from Injury Woes
In a Stanley Cup playoff game three years ago, Toronto's Wendel Clark had lined up the Blues' Kelly Chase for a big hit along the boards.But Clark peeled off at the last instant and avoided the contact, not what one would have expected from one of the...
Clinical Depression Takes $43.7 Billion Toll, Study Says
Depression costs the United States $43.7 billion a year, and over half of the tab is picked up by the employers of depressed workers, according to a new study released Thursday.After a yearlong study, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Coal Miners' Strike Cost Company $187 Million
The coal strike by union miners has cost the parent company of Peabody Holding Co. $187 million, according to figures released Thursday.St. Louis-based Peabody is the nation's largest coal producer.The disclosure by the British conglomerate Hanson PLC...
Colombian Cocaine Lord Killed in Rooftop Shootout
Pablo Escobar, one of the world's most wanted men, was killed in a rooftop shootout with police and soldiers Thursday after reigning for a decade over a global cocaine empire.Escobar's hideout was exposed by a traced phone call, authorities said. He...
Cool & Unusual
Suds or duds, your call: Persistence can be an effective tool, as well as annoying. Consider the public relations firm of Noyes Robertson Schwartz, with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Miami.Sometime between Labor Day and Halloween, a woman from the...
Dangers of a Credit Binge Lurk during Holiday Season
I hate to sound Scroogish, but when it comes to buying holiday gifts on credit, I say "Bah! Humbug!"</P><P>People who are overextended on credit cards often get that way during the holidays.</P><P>"Christmas is the one time...
Danger Zone a Couple's Collaboration on a New Movie Caused Some Friction before Bringing Them Closer Together
DIRECTOR Stephen Gyllenhaal ("Waterland," "Paris Trout") and his wife, writer Naomi Foner ("Running on Empty"), have always sought creative input from each other. But the unusual drama "A Dangerous Woman," which opens in St. Louis today and stars Debra...
Devine Needs a Coach as Good as He Was
When Dan Devine was eating high on the headcheese as athletic director his first time around at the University of Missouri, a friend suggested he faced two challenges down the road - to quit as coach one year too soon, rather than too late, and to...
Diplomat, Family Reunited after 6-Day Hostage Ordeal in Yemen
American diplomat Haynes R. Mahoney was reunited with his family Thursday after being held hostage for six days at a Yemeni tribe's stronghold in a remote desert province.Mahoney, 44, was visibly tired when he returned to the capital Thursday morning....
Does Subtracting Boys Add Up?
Can separate be equal? Yes, say some California educators involved in a controversial program. Three schools - two public, one private - have initiated all-girl math and science classes in an effort to boost girls' performance in math and science. While...
Earthmovers at Work Fixing Broken Levee
After three months of planning and preparing, bulldozers, earthscrapers and backhoes have sprung into action to start repairing the flood-damaged levee system in St. Charles County.The first of the work began on Thanksgiving Day and the last probably...
Election Theft in Pennsylvania
The republic - or at least the chattering class - has been convulsed by Ed Rollins' boastful claim of using "walking-around money" to suppress the black vote in New Jersey. It has been front-page news for weeks.And why not? It fit, or seemed to fit,...
Employees Are Annoyed by Boss' Eating Disorder
Dear Ann Landers: Help us, Ann. We need your objective opinion.Our boss is an overweight woman with a definite eating disorder. She eats anything and everything, all day long. Needless to say, she can buy all the food she wants. But here is our problem.Every...
Equipment Maker Enters Chapter 11
TDII Co., formerly called Thermadyne Industries, filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday. It joined the list of companies staggered by high-interest debt following leveraged buyouts in the 1980s.TDII, based in Clayton, said more than 90 percent of...
Five Area Players to Watch
1. Jahidi White, Cardinal Ritter: With the pressure off to sign a letter of intent (Georgetown), White is ready to take charge and improve a disappointing 1992-93 Ritter record (18-10). With 6-foot-11 Loren Woods and 6-6 Chris Carrawell, 6-10 White is...
Gephardt Will Lead Charge for U.S. at GATT Talks
In a declaration that he is going global with his fight to protect U.S. economic interests, House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., announced Thursday that he would travel to Geneva next week to press for acceptance of a new world trade agreement...
Girls Up to Facing Tall Task `Learning Process' for Young Talent
The girls basketball team at St. Charles High should have quite a future. But that doesn't mean coach Pam Gevecker is giving up the present."We're a young team, but our young players have a lot of skill and ability," said Gevecker, who's in her third...
Green Helps Suns Slip Past Pistons
A.C. Green scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter Thursday night and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 102-101 win over Detroit, sending the Pistons to their fifth successive loss.Detroit's Bill Laimbeer, who retired Wednesday, was in a seat at...
Harsh Strain of Flu Arrives Early Health Officials Urge Vaccinations for the Elderly, Chronically Ill
A harsh flu strain has already made an appearance this year in 17 states, even though the season for fevers and aches has barely begun.On Thursday, federal health officials recommended vaccinations for people at highest risk of death from influenza,...
High Stepper Smart, Playful and `Cocky,' Raja Nears First Birthday
Remember that baby elephant born last winter who played in his bathtub and took naps throughout the day under mounds of hay?Raja is almost a year old, and he now plays with that battered tub as if it were a Frisbee disk. He has given up his nap, preferring...
Hot Tickets
Hot Tickets covers the period from Friday through the following Thursday. Our opinionated selections put an emphasis on acts you might otherwise overlook. ***** DON'T MISS Aimee Mann, Mississippi Nights, Thursday, Dec. 9Pop...
Humor of a Personal Nature
NOT many people can turn personal grief into humor, but Shirley Hemphill managed quite nicely as she opened a five-day run at the Funny Bone at West Port Wednesday night.Like a lot of contemporary comics, her act revolves around things that are happening...
Ice-T Tries to Make Point with Careers 'A Lot of People Are Watching Me'
DON'T CONFUSE Ice-T the man with the cop-killing, ghetto "gangsta" characters portrayed in his songs and movies."I know I'm a spokesman, and there's a little pressure. I can only be myself. If anybody wants to follow me, follow who I am," he said. "If...
IRS Plans to Beef Up Policing
The Internal Revenue Service plans a reorganization that will affect as many as 20,000 workers and could sharply increase the agency's effectiveness in tracking down tax cheats.The reorganization is primarily an outgrowth of the IRS' $12 billion replacement...
It's Up to Whites to Find Sensitivity in Color Reaction
A BLACK ACQUAINTANCE recently described an incident that made him cringe.He and his wife had agreed to meet for lunch at a fancy hotel here. Arriving before his wife, he decided to wait for her at the hotel's entrance.As he waited for his wife, another...
Jacksonville Teamwork Passed NFL Muster City Showed League the Passion Owners Were Looking For
When J. Wayne Weaver and Tom Petway stepped out of a helicopter at a Gator Bowl rally of 25,000 screaming fans Wednesday night, they crossed into the end zone of this city's 14-year quest for a pro football team.Their appearance exemplified how civic...
Jcca Will Build Facility out West
IN ONE EAR: Look for the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) to get seven acres of land near the Chesterfield Mall and $1 million in seed money from construction tycoon I.E. Millstone. That's where a JCCA-West will rise to accommodate the population...
Keitel: Bankable after All These Years
HERE'S Harvey Keitel, tough guy, snarling all the way to the bank: "I don't care what image I present. The only image I have to preserve is to be the most I can be."OK, he's not really snarling when he says this, though he usually seems on the point...
Lethal Crop Gone from Prairie Silos It's Lights out at Missile Sites
THE WARHEADS were long gone. The doomsday keys had been removed to the safety of an Air Force vault. Racks of classified electronic communications panels that once spewed out coded messages from hidden war rooms had been carted off as salvage.At Mike...
Lights Honor `Kid Who Never Grew Up'
John Cleaveland's hospital room was filled with gadgets - a lava lamp, a wave machine, a drinking bird. The doctors and other visitors to his room couldn't resist playing with the toys."He liked to make it fun for everyone else," said his wife, Joan...
Man Kills 3 Workers in Office, Policeman Gunman Later Slain in Barrage of Gunfire
A gunman opened fire in an unemployment office Thursday, killing three people and wounding six before fatally shooting a police officer. He was killed later in a barrage of police gunfire.Police identified the man as Alan Winterbourne, 33, an unemployed...
Maple Leafs Ko Blues in Round One
It was another moment perfect for the replacement referee Hall of Shame.Toronto Maple Leafs winger Glenn Anderson charged at defenseman Rick Zombo, who was behind the Blues' net trying to corral the puck. Anderson chopped him in the face with his stick.With...
Mid-Size Markets Give NFL Haven from Competition
You're still dazed and confused, wondering why the National Football League put a franchise in Jacksonville?The reason is right there on the cover of this week's issue of Sports Illustrated. The headline:"Can the NFL Be Saved? 10 Ways to Revive A Boring...
Minorities Need `Environmental Justice,' Ministers Tell Gore
The message from the room full of ministers Thursday was passionate and poignant: Government has ignored minorities suffering from pollution. "Our babies are choking, our children are sick, our people are dying," the Rev. Charles Adams shouted.Vice President...
Most Missing Children Are Found of More Than 12,000 in State This Year, Most Were Runaways
More than 12,000 children under 18 have been reported missing in Missouri this year, and most of them were runaways, authorities said.All but 952 of those children have been found.Only one-half of 1 percent of the missing-children reports relate to foul...
Mu's Crudup Returns after Case Is Resolved
There was a surprise appearance at the Bud Walton Arena dedication game Thursday night, but it wasn't by President Bill Clinton, as Razorbacks coach Nolan Richardson had hinted.Instead, it was by Missouri senior forward Jevon Crudup, who had been suspended...
NATO Endorses Plan to Enroll Cold War Foes Alliance Could Grow to 40 Nations
The United States has proposed transforming the NATO alliance into a massive military and political partnership of as many as 40 nations to meet Europe's security needs.The proposal calls for former Eastern adversaries of the 16-nation North Atlantic...
Newcomers Look like Old Hands as Illinois Wins
The new pieces to the puzzle fell into place with great ease as No. 16 Illinois opened its basketball season on Wednesday night.The Illini, pounding La Salle 99-73 before 12,831 spectators in Assembly Hall, showed off their power game, their 3-point...
New Look Umsl Hopes Only Turnover Is on Roster
Uncertainty surrounds the University of Missouri-St. Louis men's basketball team.Only two players are back from last season's 11-15 squad. When practice opened Nov. 1, coach Rich Meckfessel welcomed 10 new players, no surprise given the Rivermen's collapse...
NFL Might Get Burned in Sun Belt
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and a lot of National Football League owners were gushing about the selection of Jacksonville as the NFL's 30th franchise."The Southeast is the nation's most rapidly growing area," Tagliabue said, adding that NFL television...
No. 2 Arkansas Blisters Mizzou 120-68
The Missouri Tigers basketball team had become accustomed to Barnhill-burning, improbably winning its last five games at Arkansas' rickety, treacherous Barnhill Arena.But coach Norm Stewart's spell was snapped rudely by the second-ranked Razorbacks...
No. 2 Arkansas Blisters Mizzou 120-68 Tigers Suffer Worst Defeat Ever
The University of Missouri basketball team had become accustomed to Barnhill-burning, improbably winning its last five games at Arkansas' rickety, treacherous Barnhill Arena.But coach Norm Stewart's spell was snapped rudely by second-ranked Arkansas...
No Cause for Alarm, Korea Told Plan for Military Buildup over Nuclear Issue Not a Call to Action, U.S. Says
PENTAGON PLANS for beefing up U.S. forces in South Korea should not be construed as a red flag by North Korea, President Bill Clinton said Thursday.On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the Pentagon was reviewing options for bolstering U.S....
No Pat Answers Perceived Tie to Boston Could Affect Sale
Commisioner Paul Tagliabue of the National Football League has gone on record as saying James Busch Orthwein signed an agreement not to move the New England Patriots when he was approved as owner of that team in the spring of 1992.Not only do members...
No Pat Answers: Perceived Tie to Boston Could Affect Sale
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue of the National Football League has gone on record as saying James Busch Orthwein signed an agreement not to move the New England Patriots when he was approved as owner of that team in the spring of 1992.Not only do members...
Nuclear Experts Cause Meltdown in French Reactor Environmentalists Criticize Test
Nuclear researchers caused a meltdown Thursday in a reactor in southern France to test safety measures. Environmentalists called the experiment costly, dangerous and unnecessary.French nuclear officials said the radioactive gases given off by the meltdown...
Oates Nets 5 Points as Bruins Sink Isles
Adam Oates scored two goals and assisted on three Thursday night as the Boston Bruins beat the penalty-plagued New York Islanders 7-3.The Bruins took a 3-0 lead in the first eight minutes. Two of the goals came on power plays as the Islanders twice had...
Obituaries
Robert J. PingelRobert J. Pingel, 82, of St. Peters, died Wednesday (Dec. 1, 1993) at his home.Mr. Pingel was a retired grocer.The funeral will be private. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street, St. Charles....
Outlook Improves for Twin a Week of Progress for Angela Lakeberg
Angela Lakeberg is doing so well that her doctor is talking about her leaving Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, possibly within six weeks.The doctor, Russell Raphaely, director of the division of critical care, said: "She may have turned the corner....
Panel Puts Health over Religion Boy's Death Brings Call for Repeal of Abuse Exemption
A year after a 12-year-old boy died of untreated diabetes, some Missouri legislators want to repeal a law that bars child-abuse authorities from investigating parents whose religious beliefs keep them from getting medical treatment for their children.The...
Phils Deal Williams to Astros; Indians Go on Spending Spree
The Philadelphia Phillies traded reliever Mitch Williams, the goat of the World Series, to the Houston Astros on Thursday.The Phillies got reliever Doug Jones and minor-league pitcher Jeff Juden.The Cleveland Indians, spending big bucks as they prepare...
Phoenix Cards Rub Salt in Wounds Here
As if St. Louis football fans didn't feel bad enough about the city's failed expansion bid, along come our old friends the Phoenix Cardinals to add insult to injury."I was kind of hoping they'd get it because it was a good town," said offensive lineman...
Pirates Pushing to Net That First Big Victory
Patience, patience and more patience.That's the plan for St. Charles High boys basketball coach Don Miller this season.The Pirates are off to an 0-3 start, but Miller isn't about to panic."We've played some good teams and we've played them fairly tough,"...
Plane Crash Kills 18 Commuter Craft Slams into Minnesota Hillside
Wrapped Christmas packages were strewn Thursday in the wreckage of a commuter plane that crashed on a hillside in a freezing drizzle, killing all 18 people on board.Relatives of victims gathered at churches in this mining town about 200 miles north...
Police Beef Up `Child' Patrols in Wake of Abductions
Police departments in St. Charles County are taking steps to ensure the safety of children in their cities and to reassure parents who are concerned because of the recent abduction and murder of a child from St. Ann and another report of a missing child...
Police Unwittingly Aid Suspect Officers Help Man out of Ditch Shortly after California Girl Abducted
Police officers searching Thursday for Polly Klaas combed hills only miles from her house, a spot where police unknowingly helped the prime suspect pull his car from a ditch an hour after her abduction.The search focused on one square acre of woods near...
Pressure from Her Bra May Play Part in Hives
Dear Dr. Donohue: I've had hives for a year. I have done a lot of "detective work," but have not come up with any trigger, not soaps, fabrics or foods. Pressure from my bra seems to play some part. What are the diseases associated with hives?True enough,...
Pupils, Parents Get Word: Be Wary of Crime Hazelwood School District Boosts Security; Police Offer Safety Tips
If Cassidy Senter was abducted Wednesday where her personal alarm was found, then what's left of personal security takes another hard beating. Especially when it's only four days after another missing girl's body was found in woods 20 miles away."What...
Reeves Carries Okla. St
Bryant Reeves dominated beneath the basket and scored a career-high 34 points to lead No. 8 Oklahoma State over Arizona State 87-69 on Thursday night.Reeves, a 7-foot junior, scored 24 points in the second half, including all 12 of the Cowboys' points...
Report on Friars' Abuse Helps Ease Victim's Pain but Catharsis Is Only Partial, One Says
MICHAEL HIGGINS danced Wednesday morning, liberated by the release of a report about the sexual abuse that he and other students suffered for years at the hands of Franciscan friars.Higgins danced to the music of the Grateful Dead, the music he had played...
Retiring Early Requires Lots of Planning
"Take this job and shove it."That's apparently what many Americans would like to tell their employers. Only 18 percent of workers consider their careers personally and financially rewarding, according to a Roper poll.You can join the growing trend toward...
Ritter, Borgia Head List of Hopefuls
Cardinal Ritter and St. Francis Borgia need no introduction to area high school basketball fans.They're the headliners - and front-runners - among area small-school teams.Borgia, the defending Missouri Class 3A champion, has four starters from last season's...
Rockets Beat Ny, Tie NBA Record with 15-0 Start
Hakeem Olajuwon gave Houston a share of a 45-year-old National Basketball Association record Thursday night with a dominant performance in an arena where the New York Knicks promised the Rockets would not win.Olajuwon outplayed fellow All-Star center...
Search for Missing Girl Intensifies Similarities Worry Police
Cassidy Jacquelyn Senter left her home just north of Bridgeton at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to walk to a friend's house three blocks away. They were going to hang Christmas lights.The 10-year-old girl wore a pink sweater - her favorite color - blue jeans and...
Sec Title-Game Rematch Lacks the Glitter of '92
The Southeastern Conference had a dream matchup for its inaugural championship football game last year - undefeated Alabama beating Florida on a dramatic play to advance to a national championship showdown.The same teams are back for Saturday's title...
Shelter, Pantry Nearly Done
The shelter and pantry being built by the Salvation Army in O'Fallon is well on its way to completion by late this month or next month.The shelter will be the second in the county for the army, which has offices in both St. Charles and O'Fallon. The...
Some Stores Bask in Holiday Glow
The latest sales results from major retailers find some merchants rolling in Christmas cheer, while others are still writing to Santa.The holiday showed up early at J.C. Penney Co., where clothing and home fashions fed a sales increase of 12.3 percent...
Sports Shorts
D. Martinez, Murray Sign With Cleveland</P><P>The Cleveland Indians on Thursday signed pitcher Dennis Martinez and first baseman Eddie Murray, both free agents.</P><P>Murray, 37, received a $3 million, one-year deal with a $3 ...
State Panel to Investigate Stadium Lease
The state Senate Judiciary Committee will investigate the St. Louis NFL Partnership's lease of the St. Louis stadium and convention center to see if the lease can be broken, the committee's chairman said Thursday.Sen. John Schneider, D-Florissant, said...
State Workers Accused of Playing Flood Victims
Ten state employees, most of them workers at the St. Louis State Hospital, are accused of passing themselves off this summer as flood victims to get food stamps illegally.All the defendants live far from areas directly affected by the summer flood, said...
St. Louis U. Lures Volleyball Wizard from Jacksonville
Minor as it might seem, St. Louis University has found a way to gain a measure of revenge against Jacksonville, Fla.The Billikens have lured one of the nation's winningest volleyball coaches away from the National Football League's newest city. And chances...
Symphony Violinists Succeed as Soloists
THERE are probably a thousand reasons why the St. Louis Symphony's string section sounds as good as it does these days. Ranking high among them, surely, are Alison Harney and Heidi Turner, both of whom joined the orchestra's second violin section at...
Taking Better Care of Earth
Those who are skeptical of any danger from future global warning argue that as long as major scientific uncertainty shrouds this phenomenon, it's foolhardy to launch costly initiatives attempting to retard climate change.Their conviction that we need...
Talents Times 700 Offering Plate Emptied Only to Fill Up Again, and Then Some
The First Baptist Church of O'Fallon held an unusual offering on a Sunday morning earlier this fall. Deacons of the 1,200-member church distributed the offering plates as they did every Sunday. But this time, church members were told to make a withdrawal...
Terrible All Around
An interesting twist of the case of John Demjanjuk is that the U.S. legal system was slower to absolve him of alleged guilt as a Nazi death camp guard than the Israeli legal system. Now Mr. Demjanjuk is getting closer every day to complete absolution...
The Corn Crop Is Reason for Worry Eruption of Mount Pinatubo May Have Affected Weather Pattern
Inflation is running at just 3 percent and oil is hitting new lows, but the price of a bushel of American yellow corn has soared by one-third this year, and the reason may be the eruption of a volcano in the Philippines 2 1/2 years ago.Corn is by far...
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