St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 30, 1993

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1994 Won't Ring in Phone Rate Cut
A judge Wednesday blocked a New Year's Day rate cut for most Missouri customers of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.Circuit Judge Tom Brown of Cole County stopped the lower rates to let Southwestern Bell challenge them in court, a battle that could take...
1st at Last Bellerive Cc's Tucker Finally No. 1 Pro Golfer
A numbers cruncher and statistical devotee, Jerry Tucker didn't need any complicated calculations to determine that his 307.945 points in the final 1993 Gateway PGA rankings amounted to first place, a few precious strokes better than David Levine's 300.570...
Affluent Illinois Residents to Pay Big Chunk of Taxes
Illinois is among the states hardest hit by tax increases in President Clinton's budget package, and the affluent lakefront north of Chicago accounts for a large share of that burden, a report says.But Southern Illinois was spared the brunt of it, according...
Agreement Reached on Cleanup of Hazardous Waste
The final phase of cleaning up a site in Taylorville, Ill., contaminated by hazardous substances may begin next month, officials say.Some area residents claim the site has contributed to several cases of neuroblastoma, a rare form of nerve cancer, although...
A Need for Fresh Thinking on `American Apartheid'
We are "regressing to a uniquely American form of apartheid." That was the way a past president of the Council for Urban Boards of Education greeted a new Harvard University study that shows racial segregation increasing in American public schools for...
A Sure Night out Subscribing to an Entertainment Series Provides the Ticket
WANT TO get out more in the coming year? Subscribe. Purchase a set of tickets in advance for a theater, concert or dance series.Sure, it requires payment of a tidy sum up front, but sometimes not as much as you might think. And you get better seats,...
A TALE OF FOUR FLOODED-OUT FARMERS ALL APPLY FOR AID, BUT ONLY THREE ARE GETTING PAID Series: A FLOOD OF MONEY SIDEBAR
THEY'RE FOUR MEN with a common passion - farming - and a shared experience - the Flood of '93.For Robert Struckhoff, federal crop disaster payments may be the difference between getting by and going deeper into debt.Norman Saale thought he'd get disaster...
A Worrisome Record
As of Tuesday, the number of people murdered in St. Louis this year had reached 267, exceeding the city's record of 266 in 1970. There are no simple explanations for so much killing. Nor can there be much confidence in the old solutions of more police,...
`Bad' Rips Bosley for Airport Plan
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has replaced his predecessor, Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr., as a target of Bridgeton Air Defense - the group fighting Lambert Field's expansion into the municipality.The group, known as BAD, is accusing Bosley of "caving in" to the...
Been Too Busy to Bin? Try Putting Compost Right on Soil
Although the growing season is over for most flowers and produce, it's a prime time to use leaves and some garden residue for another type of growing.In fields and forests, nature does its recycling year after year by decomposing tree leaf, needle and...
Belleville Diocese Gets New Bishop Wilton D. Gregory Will Become Fourth Black to Head a U.S. See
Wilton D. Gregory, an auxiliary bishop with the Roman Catholic Archidocese of Chicago for the last 10 years, will head a diocese of his own in Southern Illinois, church officials announced Wednesday.Pope John Paul II has named Gregory, 46, the new bishop...
Bias Probe at Chicago Bank U.S. Checking Mortgage Loans
Northern Trust Corp., a major Illinois banking company, said Wednesday the mortgage practices of its four subsidiaries are under review by the Justice Department for possible lending discrimination against minorities.Northern Trust is the third-largest...
Bill Bellamy Turns Up Charm on `Mtv Jams'
BILL BELLAMY has a way of looking into the camera and addressing just you. It doesn't matter if he's introducing the latest Salt N' Pepa video or interviewing Janet Jackson. There's something about the way he laughs, moves and makes eye contact that...
Board Approves Plan to Reconstruct Ries Road Project's Final Design Uncertain, Awaits Amount of Federal Funds
The Ballwin Board of Aldermen has formalized its commitment to reconstruct Ries Road from Manchester Road to Oak Street.The aldermen passed a bill to enter into an agreement with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department to proceed with the...
Board Honors 4 Who Spoke about Ww II
The Brentwood School Board honored four people recently for bringing World War II history to life for fifth-grade students at the Mark Twain Elementary School.Honored were: Chris Newman, Kalyn Brantley-McNeal, William Ferguson and Lee Reisenleiter.The...
Books on Tape
"THE BOY WHO WOULD BE KING" By Earl Greenwood and Kathleen Tracy (3 hours, abridged, Publishing Mills, $16.95)</P><P>This intimate portrait of Elvis Presley by his cousin Earl Greenwood appears to be the most accurate profile ever...
Branson Is Just Dandy for Andy
SOME FOLKS still can't believe Andy Williams has become a permanent resident of this music center nestled in the remote Ozark hills.Looking tanned and fit in his Moon River Theatre dressing room before a show, the snowy-haired singer smiled as he recounted...
Briefcase
St. LouisREITsSupervalu To Buy Wetterau PropertiesSupervalu Inc. plans to buy Wetterau Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust. Supervalu, the country's largest food wholesaler, bought Wetterau Inc. in fall 1992.Wetterau Properties owns 3.6 million...
Briefs
WorldPHILIPPINESRebel Offers Help Finding Bombers Of CathedralThe leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines offered on Wednesday to help track down those who bombed a Roman Catholic cathedral, killing seven people.Three Muslims were...
Briefs
ILLINOIS CHICAGO Woman In C-Section Case Delivers Healthy Baby</P><P>A woman from Chicago gave birth Wednesday to a healthy baby boy, two weeks after officials in Cook County unsuccessfully went to court to force her to undergo a Caesarean...
Brooklyn Sex Clubs Debated Some Say `Limits' Will Mean Free Rein
Village officials in Brooklyn say they are trying to use a zoning ordinance to limit the community's burgeoning topless club, massage and pornography industry to an "adult entertainment district."But the Ministerial Alliance of Brooklyn fears the result...
Bulletin: Shopping Is Good for Health
FEELING GUILTY about all that holiday shopping?Wondering how you can justify the January sales?Rid yourself of that loathsome guilt and shame, brothers and sisters. It is time to rejoice.Shopping is good for your health. A doctor said so.I read the good...
Cadets Will Be Cadets
From the "boys will be boys file" comes the latest round of male stubbornness at the Virginia Military Institute, one of two public schools that continues to fight efforts to make it accept women. The newest issue is a poster of a woman in uniform, her...
Cahokia Mounds Set for Indian Festival
Though it may seem an odd mix, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will again combine German and American Indian traditions for its third annual Year Round Volksmarch on Sunday.The Volksmarch covers a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) trail around the historic...
Candidates Prepare for April Election Filing for Area Races to Begin Tuesday
Voters in Crestwood, Overland, University City and Washington, Mo., will see some familiar names on the ballot in local elections on April 5. Their veteran mayors are seeking re-election.But in the adjacent cities of Shrewsbury and Webster Groves, the...
Car Business Owner Vows to Clean Up Property
The owner of a car restoration business in the Frenchtown area pledged Wednesday to get into gear and clean up his property, which is covered with car parts and vehicles in various stages of being torn apart or being rebuilt.Rene Uphouse, owner of St....
Cards' Osborne out for Season after Surgery
If the Cardinals are to prosper next year, they will have to do so without lefthander Donovan Osborne. He will miss all of next season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder Tuesday in Los Angeles, the Post-Dispatch has learned.Osborne, 24, experienced...
Casual Look Keeping Suit in the Closet
As the owner of a commercial real estate firm on Park Avenue, Alan Ginsberg is concerned about the impression he makes, and he usually leaves for work in a well-tailored suit and tie. So why, on this morning, is he waiting for his train in black loafers,...
City Expands Functions of Mayor Tharp
The Jennings City Council has expanded Mayor William Tharp's duties to bring him into compliance with State Auditor Margaret Kelly's interpretation of state code.Under a new ordinance, Tharp's duties include those of the director of community development...
College Workers to Vote on Joining Union 2 Groups Totalling about 50 Employees to Decide Their Fate in February Election
About 50 employees of St. Charles County Community College will vote Feb. 2 on whether they want to be represented by a union, the Missouri Federation of Teachers.Two groups of workers are involved; each would have its own bargaining unit. One group...
Commission Approves Higher Budget, Pay Raises
The Jefferson County Commission has approved a budget of $9,933,418 for next year.The budget, approved Tuesday, tops this year's budget by $872,875, says County Auditor Betty Broombaugh. It provides for pay raises of 5 percent for most of the county's...
Cowboys-Gauchos Battle Goes to Okla. St
Randy Rutherford scored 15 of his 17 points during a 52-point second half outburst Wednesday to power No. 20 Oklahoma State to a 79-74 victory over UC-Santa Barbara in a Rainbow Classic consolation game.The Cowboys (8-4) had difficulty shaking the Gauchos...
Development Moratorium Considered
Clayton officials want to place a six-month freeze on development in the central business district until they can revise zoning laws.A public hearing on the matter has been set for 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at City Hall, 10 North Bemiston Avenue. The Board of Aldermen...
Doubts about Campaign-Finance Reform Missourians' Proposal Promises Drastic Overhaul but Delivers Marginal Changes
Missourians for Fair Elections is circulating petitions ostensibly to reform Missouri's system of financing elections. The organization claims that its effort is serious reform that would significantly change our system of financing elections. Sounds...
Dow Flirts for 3rd Time with 3800 Mark
U.S. stocks closed at record highs Wednesday for a third session amid more signs the economy is gaining momentum.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 0.56 to an all-time high of 3794.33, led by a gain in Sears, Roebuck & Co., which added 1 7/8 to 53...
Dr. Avery Rowlette, 88; City Hospital Official
Dr. Avery P. Rowlette, former medical director of old St. Louis City Hospital, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 1993) of infirmities at his daughter's home in Chesterfield. He was 88.Dr. Rowlette, who moved here three months ago from Fort Myers, Fla., was appointed...
Dress with Flair for Black-Tie Affair
WITH HOLIDAY INVITATIONS come the party-wear terms: "Black-tie," "black-tie optional," "festive," "casual," "business attire." What's a body to wear?Now is the time for all social butterflies to get their definitions straight. We, of course, will help.Creative...
Dr. Kevorkian Enjoys His Work Too Much
TWENTY CORPSES under his belt, Dr. Jack Kevorkian has promised to stop helping people die.He reached this decision after an 18-day hunger strike while he was in solitary confinement in a Michigan county jail. Kevorkian was locked up last month for violating...
False Alarm Charges Irk Residents
At least two Black Jack residents say the city has charged them improperly for false alarms generated by burglar alarms at their houses.The city charges residents $16 for each false alarm, at the discretion of the reporting police officer.At a recent...
FARMERS' INSURANCE IS UNCLE SAM ONLY 1 PERCENT BUY CROP POLICIES IN ST. CHARLES COUNTY Series: A Flood of Money Second of Three Parts
VIRTUALLY ALL farmers in St. Charles County rely on taxpayers to rescue them from their crop failures, costing the public millions in disaster relief.Only about 1 percent of the farmers in the county bought federal crop insurance in 1993. That's one...
Farm Groups Back Ethanol Plan Administration Proposal Would Boost Corn Use, 2 Organizations Say
Two of Illinois' most powerful agricultural groups have come out in favor of new ethanol guidelines proposed by the administration of President Bill Clinton. They are urging members to fall in line for next month's lobbying battle over the issue.In a...
FDA Rules Are Bitter Pill to Swallow Some Fear Requirement to Back Up Health Claims Will Limit Information
In a controversial rule opposed by some nutritionists and consumers, the Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it would require makers of vitamins, minerals and herbs to substantiate their health claims.The FDA did not go so far as restricting...
FDA Rules Are Bitter Pill to Swallow Vitamin Makers Must Back Up Health Claims on Labels with Proof
Beginning next summer, the makers of vitamins and other dietary supplements will be barred from claiming that their products prevent cancer or alleviate AIDS, thwart hair loss or promote virility unless they can prove it.The Food and Drug Administration...
Flavour Seals: Rule 1 in Getting Approval
THE Flavour Seals have been playing pop music long enough to know what appeals to a crowd."If you can't please yourself, you won't please your audience," said guitarist Stan Whyte, who noted that it is tough to mask turmoil within a band."The guys in...
From NFL Franchise Follies to Hoop Highs, Cujo Caper
As sports years go, 1993 was a waste. The national scene was dominated by death and disaster as real-life happenings interrupted our silly fun and games.We lost Jim Valvano, Arthur Ashe and Heather Farr to illness; Reggie Lewis and Don Drysdale to heart...
Gambling Ads Are Misleading, Bosley Says
One of six groups vying for a downtown riverfront gambling lease agreed Wednesday to hold off on its newest television ad after Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. accused the firm of misleading the public by using his campaign trademark.The ad, by Stephens Engineering...
Getting a Divorce May Become Easier Procedure Eased for Low-Income Pairs
Some low-income couples may find it easier to get a divorce in Illinois in 1994.Under a revised law, a simplified divorce procedure with court-approved forms available from the circuit clerk's office will be available to those couples.The idea is to...
Gift of Friendship Could Cause Trouble
AFTER FAMILY, good friends are life's finest gifts.So I am pleased today to have acquired two new friends. And not just any kind of friends, but "special" friends.What makes me even more fortunate is that until today, I did not know either of these friends.In...
Grand Jury Gets Student Beating Prosecutor Questions Edwardsville High's Response to Incident
Madison County State's Attorney William R. Haine has asked a grand jury to investigate Edwardsville High School's handling of a severe beating on the school grounds last week.Neal Evans, 16, of Glen Carbon, underwent surgery and suffered permanent nerve...
Great Lakes Region Gets Fresh Blast of Arctic Air
Blowing snow and frigid wind blasted the Great Lakes region Wednesday, while ice and snow paralyzed sections of the East Coast.The second cold wave in a week swept out of Canada and into the Midwest with snowstorms on its leading edge, said meteorologist...
Hawks Take Advantage of Shaq's Ejection
Kevin Willis missed 13 of his first 15 shots, then scored twice in the final minute, including the winning basket with 4.4 seconds left, lifting Atlanta to a 92-90 victory over Orlando on Wednesday night.Willis took advantage of the absence of Magic...
Howell Loses Heartbreaker to Lafayette
Gerry Boehm couldn't believe it."Every time we play those guys, it's ugly, ugly basketball," said Boehm, coach of Francis Howell High's basketball team. "For whatever reason, we just couldn't seem to take control tonight. I just can't believe we lost...
Hull Ties Federko's Record
The Blues' Brett Hull tied Bernie Federko's team record for career goals on Wednesday, but the 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers took away most of the thrill."It's very nice, but we lost," said Hull, who matched Federko's 352 goals in only 436 games....
Indiana Scales Hilltoppers, Wins Tourney
A ranked opponent slipped into the field of the Hoosier Classic and No. 13 Indiana took it in stride.The Hoosiers won their own post-Christmas tournament for the 12th consecutive year Tuesday night, beating No. 25 Western Kentucky 65-55 behind seniors...
Industry Battle Focuses on Showroom in '94
With the recession and management crises receding, the U.S. auto industry's attention in 1994 is expected to focus on the cars and trucks it makes and how to sell them more effectively.More than in any year in recent memory, the battlefield for supremacy...
Investors Shedding Bonds Fund Assets Fall 8 Weeks in Row
If you trust Mom and Pop, sell your bonds.Individuals have pulled money out of government-bond mutual funds in each of the past eight weeks, according to California-based AMG Data Services.That run, along with falling market prices, reduced government-bond-fund...
Is This Deal a Lemon? Mercedes' Sweetheart Pact Could Turn Sour for Alabamians
When Mercedes-Benz elected to build its first overseas assembly plant in Alabama, residents hailed the German automaker as an industrial savior that would open the state's doors to the world.Gov. Jim Folsom spared no hyperbole on Sept. 30 when Mercedes...
Kansas State Sails by Wyoming
The revival of the Kansas State football program began when coach Bill Snyder arrived on the Manhattan, Kan., campus in 1989.Five years later, with some growing pains in the process, Kansas State has arrived as a legitimate Division I power.The 20th-ranked...
Kansas State Sails by Wyoming
No. 20 Kansas State emerged from its 97-year postseason football drought Wednesday night, routing Wyoming 52-17 in the Copper Bowl behind an offensive blitz led by Chad May and Andre Coleman.May scored on a short run and threw for two more touchdowns,...
Labels for Plants Can Apply to Human Beans' Habits, Too
The way some plants look and act can come in handy as a way of describing people.Someone may say, "She's as durable as pothos," for example. Or, "He wilts like a peace lily or rhododendron." Or, "What's up with Miss Thing? - she's prickly as a cactus."...
Lending a Hand: East St. Louis Man Eager to Help Those in Need
About 4 a.m. one day last week, the telephone rang and Joe Hubbard jumped up to get it.Someone needed him. A frail, elderly man with no family had to be rushed and admitted to St. Mary's Hospital; and in East St. Louis, the staff at the nursing home...
Local Artists Unhappy with New Courts Administration Building
Artists in St. Charles County feel they are being neglected, even ignored, by local officials.A sticking point is the collection of artwork displayed on the second, third and fourth floors of the new Courts Administration building in St. Charles.The...
Looking for News That Really Counts
In June 1919, statesmen in and around Paris were poring over and improvising maps as the Versailles Conference fabricated such perishable things as lasting peace and Yugoslavia. No doubt in December of that year the professional sifters and weighers...
Lupus Isn't Trivial, but Drugs Can Help
Dear Dr. Donohue: My daughter, 33, has had lupus since she was 17. She has been to hell and back.I realize all lupus patients do not have so much trouble, but you made it sound like a trivial disease. Please do not underestimate lupus. It can be devastating.Lupus...
Maple Leafs Keep Falling; Stars Apply 4-0 Whitewash
Russ Courtnall had a goal and an assist and Darcy Wakaluk posted his fourth career shutout Wednesday night as the Dallas Stars emerged from a four-game home winless streak with a 4-0 victory over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs.Dave Gagner, Mike Craig...
Maple Leafs Keep Falling; Stars Win 4-0
Russ Courtnall had a goal and an assist and Darcy Wakaluk posted his fourth career shutout Wednesday night as the Dallas Stars emerged from a four-game home winless streak with a 4-0 victory over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs.Dave Gagner, Mike Craig...
Mass. Governor Sounds the Alarm over Patriots Deal
Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has sounded what might be the final alarm that the New England Patriots may be moving to St. Louis if "megaplex" legislation isn't passed by the end of the current session Jan. 4."I am hearing that there is a possibility...
Mccluer Blows 30-Point Lead, but Still Wins
Berkeley High basketball coach Glenn Brown liked his team's intensity but disliked its swagger."Every game, we seem more confident and less intense," Brown said. "They always think they can come from behind in the second half. You can't do that against...
Michigan St. Underestimates Louisville Quarterback
Michigan State's key mistake in the Liberty Bowl was underestimating Louisville quarterback Jeff Brohm.The senior, who broke his right index finger in five places on Thanksgiving Day, completed 19 of 29 passing attempts for 197 yards and the go-ahead...
Mideast Negotiators Are Upbeat, but Arafat Seeks More Concessions
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators reported some progress Wednesday on major issues delaying Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and Jericho.But Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was pushing for more concessions,...
Mizzou Ends Break against Mercer
After a one-week layoff, the University of Missouri basketball team plays Mercer University at 7 tonight at the Hearnes Center.The emotion from its exhilarating 108-107 triple overtime victory against Illinois on Dec. 22 could have been enough to last...
More `Cool Heat' from Ahmad Jamal a Pair of Cds Finds Pianist in a Trio Mode Once Again
"LIVE IN PARIS '92" Ahmad Jamal (Verve) "FREEFLIGHT" Ahmad Jamal (Impulse/GRP)</P><P>Piano trios have always been Ahmad Jamal's forte, a vehicle for his clear blend of acoustic jazz. Adopting Nat King Cole's trio as a model, pianist...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Wake-up Call: As if the Blues-Blackhawks rivalry needs another log on the fire, here comes Chicago's EDDIE BELFOUR with a Zamboni full of kindling.Belfour is sour because he ran third in Western Conference fan voting for goalies for the All-Star Game...
Moseley-Braun Supported Clinton in 99% of Votes
No one in Congress can top Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun of Illinois when votes are cast to support President Bill Clinton.Moseley-Braun, a first-term Democrat, backed the president more than any other lawmaker this year, according to a new study of congressional...
New Measure Makes Utility Tell City about Service Change
Woodson Terrace is trying to get a better handle on who is moving in and out of the city.The board of aldermen has approved a measure requiring Union Electric Co. to notify the city when a residential or commercial user of electric service changes.Under...
New Wrinkle Process Means Little Ironing for Cotton Shirts
It may not be one of the world's pressing problems, but Japanese and American companies seem on the verge of a technological breakthrough: cotton shirts that require little or no ironing.Without so much as a collar touch-up, the shirts are "OK to wear...
New Year's Eve the Calendar Guide Part 3
HotelsAdam's Mark: 4th and Chestnut sts.: Promenade Ballroom Gala includes: A deluxe guest room with 3 p.m. check-in, an open bar, three-course dinner for two, entertainment until 1:30 a.m. by 2 bands: Fantasy, and the Fabulous Fox Orchestra. Midnight...
New Year's Revelers, If They Look, Can See Renaissance at Times Square
When thousands crowd into Times Square on Friday night to celebrate the New Year, few will probably notice that the famous but long-troubled area has had a rebirth of its own.Although "the Crossroads of the World" has remained a center for tourists,...
North Gears for First Meeting with Its Natural Rival
The stage is set. And neither team can wait until Saturday night.That's when the Mid-States Club Hockey Association teams from Francis Howell and Francis Howell North will square off for the first time. The game, at North County Recreation Complex, is...
O'fallon Sends 2nd-Seeded Quincy Packing
The O'Fallon Panthers knew that beating Quincy would not be easy. In fact, most people at the Collinsville-Schnucks Holiday Classic thought that second-seeded Quincy would make it to the championship game.But the Panthers upset the Blue Devils 47-46...
Officials Approve Rezoning of Lot for Condominiums
Shrewsbury officials have approved rezoning a 2.3-acre lot to allow a developer to build 14 condominium units.The property is near Kenrick Lake and at the corner of Kenrick Manor Drive and Trinanon Parkway. It was formerly zoned for commercial use; the...
Orange Pits Two Different Grid Cultures
This kid Mike Anderson, a linebacker for Nebraska, plays football because he likes to collide with people. Sorry if that sounds impolite. And the very thought of chasing after fast little wideouts into short zones and running down scrambling, sliding...
Paperwork Delays Repairs on Bridge New Ballwin Road Work to Be Complete in May
Repairs to a bridge that was severely damaged by a flash flood in September on New Ballwin Road will require only four weeks. But the paperwork involved will take four times as long, and the job will not be complete until May, the county's top highway...
People
We've got the Wedding Bell News:Singer BILLY RAY CYRUS - he of "Achy Breaky Heart" fame - married Leticia Finley on Tuesday at his home about 20 miles south of Nashville. No surprise there; the two already have a 1-year-old child.At age 72, comedian...
Police Arrest Pair in Parcel Bombings Conflict over Baby May Be Behind 5 Deaths
Two men were arrested Wednesday in a wave of bombings that targeted a family and killed five people across upstate New York.The arrested men, Michael Stevens, 51, of Rochester, and Earl Figley, 56, who had served time in jail with Stevens, could face...
Police Arrest Pair in Parcel Bombings Motive Behind Five Deaths Remains Unclear
Two men were arrested Wednesday in a wave of bombings that targeted a family and killed five people across upstate New York.The two arrested, Michael Stevens, 51, of Rochester, and Earl Figley, 56, who had served time in jail with Stevens, could face...
Police Arrest Pair in Parcel Bombings Motive Behind Five Deaths Remains Unclear
Two men were arrested Wednesday in a wave of bombings that targeted a family and killed five people across upstate New York.The two arrested, Michael Stevens, 51, of Rochester, and Earl Figley, 56, who had served time in jail with Stevens, could face...
Police, School Officials Offer Plan to Protect Children
Police and school officials in University City have teamed up to offer programs to help people keep schoolchildren safe.University City police will offer fingerprinting and photographs of children today at the police department at 6801 Delmar Boulevard....
Proposing a Toast to the History of Wine and Merrymaking
Dear Miss Manners: What am I to do? The New Year is arriving, and all my relatives, too, and I don't have enough matching glasses for a single toast, much less for an entire four-course dinner. Nor do I have any household help to serve that dinner.Dear...
Put Indoor Azaleas in Cool Room with Bright Light
Q: I attended a Christmas party recently and came away with a door prize, which is a "tree" azalea. Please tell me how to care for this plant. Can it be planted outside in the garden?A: An azalea tree, or standard, is a creation of the pruners' art....
Rangers Snuff out Blues 4-3 Karamnov Stars in Losing Effort
A sure sign that the end of Western Civilization is upon us: Russian Vitali Karamnov is making a bid to become the Blues' No. 1 right winger.Karamnov, aka Big V, was the Blues' dominant player in a 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers Wednesday night before...
Remarkable Healing Power of True Friendship
Dear Ann Landers: You printed a letter from a New Jersey woman who wondered if she should say something to friends whose daughter was unmarried and pregnant and whose son contracted AIDS.Your response was beautiful. You said a phone call or note can...
Rev. Dr. Daniel Thomas, 73; Former Webster Groves Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Thomas, former pastor and head of staff of the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, died Tuesday (Dec. 28, 1993) of prostate cancer at the Princeton Medical Center in New Jersey. He was 73.The Rev. Dr. Thomas, of Princeton, N.J.,...
Ritter Ripped by Cincinnati Team; Folkl Slowed by Bump on Noggin
That talk about Cardinal Ritter having the best basketball team in Missouri, no matter the size of the school, might be premature. And it might not be."Only time will tell," Ritter coach Preston Thomas said. "I don't put too much pressure on the guys...
Rumors Rattle as Knicks Are Saddled with Injuries
Should it be Isiah Thomas, Jeff Hornacek, Derek Harper or Danny Manning?The names fly through the New York rumor mill almost on a daily basis as the newspapers and talk shows try to figure out who the Knicks should go after in pursuit of an NBA championship.About...
Schweizer Helps Cor Jesu Top Wellston for Title
LaShonda Albert had the name and the moves. Amy Schweizer went Wellston's Albert one better.Schweizer led Cor Jesu to the victory.Paced by Schweizer's 29 points, Cor Jesu tripped Wellston's Lady Trojans 80-64 to win the 19th annual Visitation Christmas...
Season Evokes Memories of Peacemaker
THIS IS the fallow season.Topped off by the great reaping of gifts and memories of Christmas, we've harvested about all we can of success and accomplishment from the old year. And tired from our labors and celebrations, we're not quite ready - despite...
Seize Guns, Chief Urges City Police Record Homicide Count Stirs Action
On the heels of the city's record homicide count, St. Louis Police Chief Clarence Harmon urged his officers Wednesday to be aggressive in confiscating guns before killers can use them.Rather than driving by the crowd on the street corner, Harmon said,...
Shop and Drop before New Year's Corks Are Popped
Before you find yourself in 1994, remember the chores:Get to the bank.Pick up the groceries.Pay the taxes.Because New Year's Eve is Friday, many businesses will be closing earlier than usual. Most will be closed on Saturday, New Year's Day. And because...
`Shortcuts' Don't Always Cut Down on Real Work
Every time we give a party, which is not too often anymore, we enjoy the day after more than the day before. We look around our house, still neat, tidy and decorated, and say to each other, "Doesn't it look nice?" Then in unison we add: "Let's keep it...
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