St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 30, 1994

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3 Whizzes to Attend Engelmann Institute `Science Scholars' Will Study, Go on Field Trips
Three students from University City High School will be "science scholars" this year at the Engelmann Institute, a summer program based at the University of Missouri at St. Louis.The institute offers "an extraordinary opportunity for young people with...
A Clash of Values Should Concern Nation's Corporations
Bill, a former marketing executive for a large company, had a life-threatening accident that uprooted his whole life."I realized that for 30 years I had been living by rules that someone else had made," said Bill, who suffered severe injuries in a car...
A Day to Remember
For those families who have lost fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, every day is Memorial Day. No one needs to set aside a particular date on the calendar as a reminder of the very high, very human cost...
A New Diner in Clayton Hits the Spot for Lunch
As an eclectic eater, I like all sorts of restaurants. As a frequent traveler and a casual person, I have a weakness for diners, a style I remember as being epitomized in St. Louis by the Toddle House.Diners serve comfort foods - usually simple to prepare...
Antibody Presents Transfusion Problem
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have written you a couple of times about IgA deficiency, which I have. I wear a medical bracelet referring to potential blood-transfusion problems. In the event of an emergency, an accident or such, where I needed blood, would they...
A Real Captain Surveys Refurbished Docked Admiral
He looks like he was sent from Central Casting. Tall and distinguished in his captain's outfit, 74-year-old William F. Carroll was present last week for the Admiral's key events.On Monday morning, he testified at a hearing of the Missouri Gaming Commission...
A Rubber Mausoleum Five Days of Horror after Yacht Capsizes
AT 24, Deborah Scaling was an accomplished sailor whose credentials included a race around the world. On a crisp day in the autumn of 1982, she signed on as crew aboard the 58-foot yacht Trashman for a routine sail from Maine to Florida with a devil-may-care...
A Slice of Country Life
THERE ARE events in this world that demand certain foods: champagne at weddings, matzos at Passover sedars, watermelon on the Fourth of July. A country auction has to have pies.City auctions have Twinkies sold from the back of a snack truck and an impersonal,...
A St. Louis Native's Study Shows Just How Much Damage Tanning Does to the Skin
EXPERTS HAVE long known that sun-worshiping leads to wrinkles, dark splotches and alligator skin.But they didn't know just how much the sun's rays caused such unattractive skin.Now comes a study by a St. Louis native that shows sunlight is the main enemy...
Big Hog Farms Produce 13% of Nation's Pork
Very large hog farms produce about 13 percent of the nation's pork, a University of Missouri survey shows.But the 57 farms that raise more than 50,000 hogs a year are a far smaller group that some observers had estimated, said V. James Rhodes and Glenn...
Braves Deal Deion to Reds for Kelly
In a bid to add righthanded punch to their lineup, the Atlanta Braves traded two-sport outfielder Deion Sanders to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday for two-time All-Star outfielder Roberto Kelly.The Reds were seeking a leadoff hitter, having used shortstop...
Braves Deal Deion to Reds, Get Kelly
In a bid to add righthanded punch to their lineup, the Atlanta Braves traded two-sport outfielder Deion Sanders to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday for two-time All-Star outfielder Roberto Kelly.The Reds were seeking a leadoff hitter, having used shortstop...
Breyer, Clinton Are Cut from Same Cloth
STEPHEN G. BREYER is a New Democrat in judicial robes.President Bill Clinton's nominee for the Supreme Court has a legal philosophy that parallels the political philosophy the president rode into the White House.Clinton talks tough on crime. Breyer was...
Briefs
WORLD COLOMBIA Soldiers Patrol As Voters Pick President</P><P>Colombians emerging from a dark era of bombings and assassinations voted for a new president Sunday, with the two leading candidates both survivors of brushes with violence.</P><P>Armed...
Brokerage Trend Will Affect No-Load Mutual Funds
In the less than two years since discount brokers Charles Schwab and Fidelity Investments started offering no-load mutual funds at no cost to investors, some $15 billion has poured into those two companies alone.Some of that was money transferred directly...
Busy Work: Fun Often Comes at a Price
WHAT are you doing today to make yourself busier tomorrow?When I asked one woman this question, she said, "Oh, that's easy. I'm giving a birthday party for my boyfriend." In the next two weeks, she has to call friends and invite them. She must plan a...
Chamber Concert Has Strength, Flair
David Loebel was back in Powell Hall on Saturday evening to lead members of the St. Louis Symphony in the last of their 1993-94 Chamber Orchestra concerts. The orchestra's associate conductor had been using funds from his prestigious Seaver Award to...
`Chapter One' Program Garners 2nd National Award for Excellence
Jennings School District has received national recognition for its Chapter One program for the second time in five years.Chapter One is a federally financed program designed to provide additional instruction for students who are poor or who have low...
Cheers, Tears Mark Day of Superlatives and Bit of Sadness
From Berkeley runners sobbing in the arms of girls coach Joe Moore to Oakville freshman twins Anna and Catherine Wright charging to a 1-2 finish in the Class 4A 3,200-meter run, the Missouri high school track and field championships were filled with...
Chicago Gets No Award for Mail
THE ILLINOIS Postmaster of the Year award did not go to Chicago this spring. That may not be much of a surprise.I'm talking about Chicago, where:30,000 pieces of mail were found stashed in a carrier's truck.20,000 pieces were found in the garbage.3,000...
Clarence Thomas, Counterrevolutionary
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas no doubt spoke for millions of Americans when he criticized the tendency for courts to excuse criminal behavior because of outside influences. The outcome in cases like that of the Menendez brothers certainly cheapens...
Clerical Workers Resist Drug Tests but Granite City Is Adamant on Plan
Clerical workers in Granite City vow they will not be the first in the state to undergo random drug testing.Alderman Dan Partney says, however, that the city is just as steadfast that the city will not give those workers a new contract unless they agree...
Clinton's Dilemma and the Crosses at Omaha Beach
HAD BILL CLINTON been a young man in the early '40s, the likelihood is that he would have served in World War II. That war was like a great crusade. It required millions and millions of men.But Clinton was a young man in the late '60s, and there was...
Commentary
CONSIDERING that it celebrates an art form trafficking in sex and sensationalism, the televised Daytime Emmy Awards show is a model of restraint. Wednesday night's two-hour extravaganza did not disappoint, although it lacked the Susan Lucci Suspense...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Kohner Properties Inc. was named exclusive managing agent for the Fairmont Apartments, a 68-unit high-rise building in St. Louis. Tom Shaw Realtors represented parties in these land sales:34 acres on Wild Horse Creek Road to Miceli Realty Co. for construction...
Council Member's War on Code Spurs Protests
Ferguson City Council Member Bill Pike is under fire from some residents and fellow council members for his role in trying to get the city's new property preservation code repealed.Since the code was passed about a month ago, Pike has been circulating...
D-Day Weather Forecasts Kept by Unit at Scott AFB
Weather forecasts compiled for Dwight D. Eisenhower's invasion of Normandy on D-Day 50 years ago are among the meteorological mementos kept by Air Weather Service at Scott Air Force BaseEisenhower knew the importance of those forecasts, says Col. Gene...
Director of Humane Society Steps Down, Cites Changes
Lisa Thess, director of the St. Charles Humane Society almost since it opened, has resigned because of changes in work rules and budget cuts."It's going to be very hard to put the keys on the desk and walk out the door," Thess said. "I hope - in some...
Disney's Success Is Not a Cartoon
Walt Disney World is no Mickey Mouse organization when it comes to personnel management and training.Like all Disney divisions, it sets rigorous standards.Like the Marines, it drills its traditions and that of the company into new recruits - or, as Disney...
Diversion of Loans Alleged Investigators Say Money Ended Up in Clinton Fund
Federal investigators have alleged that President Bill Clinton's Whitewater business partner used a series of loans to divert some $12,000 in savings and loan funds to Clinton's gubernatorial campaign a decade ago.The allegations are contained in a criminal...
Don't Trust That `Generic' Living Trust
Q. My sister, a widow like me, told me yesterday that she finally stopped putting off her estate planning and had an attorney prepare a living trust for her. She said the trust agreement cost her "quite a lot" but she wouldn't tell me how much. A week...
Doomsdayer Says a New Bust Is Coming in Mutual Funds
The stage is set, Donald Christensen argues, for a new "bust" in mutual funds.Twice before in this century, in 1929 and in the late 1960s, fund investors lost a lot, Christensen, the New York investment analyst tells us in his soon-to-be-published book,...
Dust off the Grill for a Memorial Day Barbecue
IF THIS WEEKEND marks your first barbecue of the season, you may have trouble recalling how to get a good bed of coals to cook over.Just follow these step-by-step techniques and you'll be right back in the groove, making the kind of succulent grilled...
Dust off the Grill for Memorial Day
IF THIS WEEKEND marks your first barbecue of the season, you may have trouble recalling how to get a good bed of coals to cook over.Just follow these step-by-step techniques and you'll be right back in the groove, making the kind of succulent grilled...
East St. Louis to Cut Back on `Emergencies'
East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush has told State's Attorney Robert Haida that the city will comply with the state's meetings laws and keep emergency meetings to a minimum."We agreed that from here on forward we would be very judicious about calling emergency...
Eggplant: An Uncommon Delight
EGGPLANT IS SUCH a regal-looking vegetable.Looking at all that purple makes you want to set it on a throne.Well, it is fit eating for a king. And pretty good for us common folks, too.Over the years, we have passed along dozens of recipes for eggplant....
Evacuation in Rwanda Thwarted Two Relief Flights Land; Distribution Is Difficult
Sporadic small arms and mortar fire Sunday blocked the evacuation of refugees from Rwanda's capital, Kigali.In the fighting, a mortar shell injured six orphans and destroyed Gitiga orphanage in downtown Kigali overnight.Two relief flights loaded with...
Even When You Know It All, You May Need Some Help
You've probably heard the old line that a consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you the time. Having been a consultant, I can tell you there are plenty of people who need help reading their watches.You'd be amazed at the fat-headed questions...
Flooded with Emotion Couple Meet While Sandbagging at Church, Now Plan to Wed in It
Troy Inserra and Julie Short didn't know each other when they reported for sandbag duty last summer at the Windsor Baptist Church in Imperial.Now the church that they helped save from the Flood of '93 will launch their marriage."The flood brought tragedy...
Frequent Fliers Head into Some Turbulence
Business travelers are winging into a paradox when it comes to frequent-flier programs: It's becoming easier to rack up the miles, but harder to cash them in.Travelers can bulge their mileage accounts with such non-airline activities as using certain...
Grandparents Left out after Son's Divorce
Dear Abby: Years ago, my son and his wife were divorced. Their three children remained with their mother.Before the divorce, my husband and I were involved with the children. In fact, I stayed with them for several weeks after the birth of each child...
Greenhouses Cross Fingers over Zoning
Two commercial greenhouses tucked into residential areas of Des Peres may soon be able to apply for special zoning permits that will allow them to continue to flourish.The Board of Aldermen listened recently to residents' mixed views about changing the...
Grief Will Fade, but Loss Will Never Be Forgotten
My great journalistic contribution to my family is that I write obituaries. First my mother's, 22 years ago, listing her accomplishments: two daughters, three sons. Then that of my father's second wife, dead of the same disease that killed his first...
Gunman Tries to Kill Ex-Farrakhan Aide Muhammad Is Shot in Foot after Speech, Witness Says
A black gunman tried to kill Khallid Abdul Muhammad, the former spokesman for the Nation of Islam, on Sunday night after a speech at the University of California at Riverside.Muhammad, 43, was suspended from his duties as senior aide to Louis Farrakhan,...
Haitians Struggle to Escape Boat People Risk Death at Sea, Pain at Home
After dragging in their fishing nets, Audelin Julian and the other young men gaze at the nearby boat builders - and dream.They lean on the mangrove trunks and talk about Miami, always Miami, and how life would be with a job and freedom from the soldiers...
Have a Good Meal, Says Town Known for Cannibalism Case
When your town's most famous visitor is a cannibal, it's only fitting that you celebrate the Memorial Day weekend by throwing a couple of "manburgers" on the barbecue."A hamburger is a hamburger, but a manburger is a meal," restaurant owner Mick Harrison...
Helping Children Deal with Death
Dear Open Mind: A good friend of mine recently lost a 7-year-old daughter because of a respiratory illness that occurred without warning. Her death was devastating to the rest of her family and has made her siblings question their mortality. They realize...
Here's How to Go about Finding an Estates Attorney
If you need to have a will drafted or an estate administered, do you know how to find a suitable lawyer? The level of expertise you need will depend largely on the size and complexity of the assets involved.For people who need a simple will or are seeking...
High School Grads Take on Work World
Lisa Hoerr knows what she'll be doing June 10 - graduating, along with 35 classmates, from Valley Park Senior High School.But Hoerr, 18, isn't at all sure what she'll be doing on June 11 - or the days and months that follow.After years of schools, she's...
High-Tech Wrap Stengthens Bridges for Quakes
Wrapping a high-tech material around bridge columns like skin around a sausage holds promise for making bridges safer in earthquake country, a Washington University researcher reported last week.The material - a combination of carbon fibers and epoxy...
Homemade Dressing Plus Bagged Greens Equal Salad in Seconds
WITH SO MANY varieties of cleaned, ready-to-eat greens on display at the supermarket, there is no excuse for serving meals without vegetables.Fancy, colorful, mixed baby lettuces, romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce available in packages enable us to...
Honecker, 81, Dies in Chile East German Leader Ran Building of Berlin Wall
Erich Honecker, who supervised construction of the Berlin Wall and ruled Communist East Germany with an iron fist for 18 years, died Sunday in Chile. He was 81.Honecker spent his final days in the South American country, bitter in self-imposed exile...
Honecker, 81, Dies in Chile E. German Leader Oversaw Building of Berlin Wall
Erich Honecker, who supervised construction of the Berlin Wall and ruled Communist East Germany with an iron fist for 18 years, died Sunday in Chile. He was 81.Honecker spent his final days in the South American country, bitter in self-imposed exile...
How to Handle Office Politics
Office politics can be troublesome."The warning indicator is that people start making decisions based on personal liking, friendship or inappropriate power grabbing and ignoring rational, well-articulated, strategic business considerations," said Atlanta-based...
`I Might' Churches Help Couples Untie Knotty Problems before They Say `I Do'
Before they walk down the aisle, many couples tie a tighter, stronger knot by taking advantage of premarital counseling through their religion.Major denominations represented here have their own style and system for helping couples get a head start.The...
In Haiti, Return of Tontons Macoutes Revives Terror
Relatives of four men slain by army-backed thugs in a poor neighborhood last week say they fear for their lives now that the Tontons Macoutes are back."We are alive today only by God's grace," said a 60-year-old man too terrified to give his name. "Every...
In-Line Skates Are Making a Roll at Serious Money
A decade ago, Scott Olson, a Minneapolis hockey player, was searching for a way to keep playing and practicing during the warm months, after the ice had melted. He devised an in-line roller skate with four wheels in a row, front-to-back.When other hockey...
Irrational Markets Can Be Scary for Most Investors
If there is one thing that people should have learned in the last eight years, it is to be concerned when a market becomes irrational.Anyone who bought a house in the mid-to-late 1980s, for instance, knows how dangerous the irrational real estate market...
Jefferies, Zeile Get a Benching
Unimpressed - bordering on disgusted - with their recent efforts, Cardinals manager Joe Torre benched first baseman Gregg Jefferies and third baseman Todd Zeile on Sunday.Instead, he used Gerald Perry at first base and Stan Royer at third in the third...
Judge's Ruling Slows Indiana's Casinos
The expansion of casino gambling to Indiana, which had been proceeding smoothly, has been slowed by a judge's ruling. The timing proved unlucky for Argosy Gaming Co., which Friday had to exceed the already high interest rate it previously offered to...
Junket an Isolated Case, Say Clinton Aides
The White House insisted anew Sunday that last week's golfing trip on a presidential helicopter was an isolated incident, but aides gave contradictory statements about releasing the records to prove it.Trying to quell the latest outrage over perquisites...
Keeping Posted
Ted Drewes Named No. 1 By Entrepreneur Magazine</P><P>St. Louis' frozen-custard man, Ted Drewes, has been named Missouri's top small-business entrepreneur by Entrepreneur magazine.</P><P>The national business magazine's June...
Kwmu Public Radio Is Beating the Drums for Itself
In what is being billed as an "unusual" approach for a public radio station, KWMU-FM 90.7 begins a two-month billboard and print media campaign this week.The black-and-white advertising campaign, using a simple type layout, was designed by D'Arcy Masius...
Labor Strife Could Be Strike against Griffey
The first quarter of the 1994 baseball season was dreadful.The game is afflicted by minor-league pitchers masquerading in big-league uniforms; a nuclear baseball that seems to have been made at the Chernobyl plant; the threat of a players' strike; Napoleon-like...
Lewis Puller: Casualty of Vietnam
The sad death of Lewis Puller Jr. by his own hand hit Washington hard. It wasn't just Vietnam veterans who were heartbroken at the loss of a brother; anyone who knew him or read his book mourned that this brave soul chose not to go on.Sen. Bob Kerrey,...
Life on the Road: It's a Mixed Bag for State Plants
JIM BOGLER CROUCHED in front of a plant that looked like a grouping of knee-high spears sticking out of the ground, a plant that Bogler thought had no business being there.He rolled one of the stalks between his fingers distractedly."This is what they've...
Little-Known Battle Hailed Here
The speakers went on seemingly as long as the battle, but several hundred listeners sprawled on the hillside below the Gateway Arch on Sunday afternoon learned all about the Revolutionary War battle of Fort San Carlos - a little-known piece of local...
Lots of Crunch, Few Calories in Jicama
LET ME INTRODUCE you to a wonderful diet food.A food that is crisp with a good boost of fiber. One that has a slight touch of sweetness and can readily satisfy a case of the munchies. All this for a mere 45 calories in a 3 1/2-ounce serving.Say hello...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Many Women Interested in 33-Year-Old Virgin
Dear Readers: Remember the 33-year-old fellow who wrote to say he had never been to bed with a woman because he wanted to bring to his marriage the same purity that he would expect from his bride? He signed himself "Feeling Like the Last Holdout in Illinois."Well...
Minority Report
The city development agency has determined that a company owned partly by Harold Antoine Sr. is eligible to retain its minority business status. The decision means the company, Climate Engineering Corp., remains eligible to bid on the 25 percent of city...
Monday Memo
A golf-cart maker in Bradenton, Fla., has decided to downscale. Instead of continuing to sell luxury carts, PARAGON CLASSICS INC. will try to breathe life into its stagnant business with a less-expensive model.The new model will look like "a Pontiac...
Money Figures in Skaters' Career Plans
THEY come to town like a collection of well-groomed, extremely polite rock stars, living the nomadic life, making the outrageous money.They are the figure skaters, Nancy and Oksana, Elvis and Brian, fresh off the ice in Hamar, Norway. Once competitors,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
ALEX MARVEZ writes a pro wrestling column for the Miami Herald. (The Rotisserie League beat must have already been taken.)Anyway, Marvez reports that a recent tag-team brawl pitting CACTUS JACK and KEVIN SULLIVAN against THE NASTY BOYS got a little out...
Mourners Persevere despite Pain, Ravaged Graves in Hardin, Mo
Throughout the Memorial Day weekend, a steady stream of vans, cars and pickups arrived at the Hardin Cemetery, a green swath of Missouri River bottom, haunted by memories.Out jumped the passengers - toddlers, wives, husbands and grandparents. Then -...
Nearly Anything Political Can Happen in Age of Outrage
Bill Clinton is, if not actually responsible for, at least the man presiding over a solid economic recovery, a falling deficit and tame inflation.That should be enough under ordinary circumstances to make him intimidatingly popular. Instead, he finds...
New City Offers Service, Protection, Backers Say
Supporters of incorporating a new municipality, Sappington-Concord, say their plan would offer 39,000 residents a low-cost, low-service local government while protecting them from annexation by another municipality.Also, some supporters say that Sappington-Concord...
New Petition Keeps Plan for Microbrewery on Ice
A long-awaited decision on Clayton's first microbrewery has been delayed until June 14. Although rezoning for Custom Brew Haus at 6701 Clayton Road was approved by a 4-3 aldermanic vote recently, it is unclear whether that will be enough for approval.That's...
No Botching Up for Bocce Novice in Golden Effort
It had come down to this Sunday: two 76-year-olds head to head in a bocce nail-biter.On her final roll, the closest Dot Nortman of Kirkwood could cajole her white ball was to 3 feet or so away from the small, yellow target ball. And Mary Ruppert, of...
Nunn Cautions North Koreans Senator Stresses U.S. Obligation to S. Korea, Calls Brinkmanship Risky
THE UNITED STATES has a "sacred obligation" to defend South Korea, and North Korea should realize that brinkmanship over allegations of a nuclear-weapons program puts it at risk of destruction, Sen. Sam Nunn said Sunday.North Korea "should make no mistake...
Officials Pondering Pay Hikes, Cite City's Firm Financial Shape
St. Charles revenue is so good that officials are considering salary adjustments of at least 6 percent before City Hall sees a dime of riverboat gaming profits.City Administrator Allan T. Williams said it may be some time before gaming revenue is factored...
Ozone Depletion Makes Matters Worse
BECAUSE OF depletion of the ozone layer, the sun is staring down on St. Louis a bit harder these days.That's the conclusion of two scientists who calculated how much more of the sun's ultraviolet radiation is reaching the ground at different spots around...
Padres Sweep Cards out of Town
Rob Murphy says it's all his fault.As the Cardinals' losing streak against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium reached nine games Sunday - they have been swept three consecutive times in the last two seasons - Murphy's personal dry spell here...
Padres' Switch Revives Riggleman
About a week ago, San Diego Padres manager Jim Riggleman was being fitted for a noose with his team on a 13-game losing jag.But the Padres have won six of their last eight, and Riggleman is talking about managing the rest of this season and next season...
People
Although OLIVER STONE spent $40 million to make "JFK," he dislikes expensive movies. So he has dropped plans for a movie about former Panamanian leader MANUEL NORIEGA because he thinks its $40 million cost is too high and the story line is cloudy."Certain...
Phillies Come Close to a 2-Man No-Hitter
David West, making only his second start of the season, and Heathcliff Slocumb held Houston hitless until a leadoff single in the ninth inning by Steve Finley, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the visiting Astros 4-2 Sunday.West (1-4) moved from the...
Piece of Cake: Mother of the Bride Cooks Up a Perfect Wedding
WHEN MY YOUNGEST foster daughter announced her wedding plans, she asked me to prepare the food for the reception.Since I had offered, I wasn't surprised. What did surprise me, however, was that she didn't want the reception in my home. The site she selected...
Plan for Day-Care Center in Residential Area Is Put on Hold
The Peerless Park Board of Alderman did an about-face at its meeting recently and decided to delay determining whether a day-care center should be allowed in its residential area.After receiving letters of concern from nearby residents and hearing complaints...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Marvin Chambers, 29, was fatally shot about 5:45 p.m....
Price-Disclosure Measure to Take Effect in County Real-Estate Sales
Starting Thursday, real-estate buyers will be required to reveal the price they paid for property they buy in St. Charles County.The price disclosure must be on a certificate of value to be filed in the office of the St. Charles County recorder of deeds....
Pupils to Get New Readers Program Emphasizes Literature
Grade-school students in the Riverview Gardens School District will soon have a new reading program that emphasizes literature in an effort to teach spelling and language arts.The school board recently voted to adopt a reading program called "Treasury...
Rahal Finds Insurance Pays Good Dividend
Bobby Rahal finished third in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, after starting 28th in a year-old Penske/Ilmor car.Rahal got bumped from the field last year and missed the show. He was bumped again this year, trying to qualify a car powered by the developmental...
`Remember,' War Widow Asks
Marsha Bancroft's eyes welled up with tears as she thought about what Memorial Day means to a war widow."It's a day," she said softly, "to remember all the things you planned to do together and never got to come true."Bancroft, of Bridgeton, took part...
Revolutionary War Battle Recognized by St. Louis Group
The speakers went on seemingly as long as the battle, but several hundred listeners sprawled on the hillside below the Gateway Arch on Sunday afternoon learned all about the Revolutionary War battle of Fort San Carlos - a little-known piece of local...
Road Construction
The following list reports on major road-construction projects that could cause traffic congestion. Information for the list was provided by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department, the Illinois Transportation Department and construction contractors....
Rockets Blunder, Still Defeat Jazz
Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Cassell and Wayne Hicken made stupid mistakes in the final 30 seconds Sunday, each almost costing the Houston Rockets a National Basketball Association playoff game.Olajuwon missed a layup he shouldn't have attempted, Cassell committed...
Rock's Perot, Bryan Adams, Delivers
In a lot of ways, Bryan Adams is the Ross Perot of rock 'n' roll. A diminutive man with behemoth-sized popular appeal, Adams brings an uncomplicated approach to his craft - "it's just that simple."He's also quite an anomaly - a 35-year-old rocker, over...
Rostenkowski's Value on Health Care Debated
Rep. Dan Rostenkowski's legal problems will not interrupt the march toward health-care reform, Democratic leaders said Sunday.But one member of Rostenkowski's House Ways and Means Committee stressed that the Illinois Democrat was crucial to winning a...
Rules Are Tighter on Deductions
Starting with returns for 1994 to be filed in 1995, the rules are much stricter for donations to churches, schools and other philanthropic organizations. These restrictions apply to any charitable contribution of $250 or more.You need more than a canceled...
Sampras, Courier Each Struggle but Advance to Quarterfinal Tilt
For a moment, when another service return ripped past him, the impossible seemed possible: top-seeded Pete Sampras was in trouble Sunday against a qualifier ranked No. 226 in the world.But, coming up with the big shots when he needed them, Sampras held...
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