St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 19, 1994

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All Wet: Bath-Products Market Enjoys Boom in Stress-Filled Times
YOU'VE HAD one of those horrible days that began when your computer crashed at work and ended when you discovered your children drawing on the wallpaper.But before letting the stress get the upper hand, you can fill the bathtub with hot water and bury...
A Look at Netsch's Senate Record
Here is a sampling of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dawn Clark Netsch's Illinois Senate record, 1973-1991.Crime:Voted against death penalty.Co-sponsored measure to make it illegal for citizens, except military, law enforcement and licensed security...
A Pair of Aces from Dr. John
"TELEVISION" Dr. John (MCA/GRP) "MOS' SCOCIOUS: THE DR. JOHN ANTHOLOGY" (Rhino)</P><P>Mac Rebennack, best-known as piano-playing, raspy-voiced Dr. John, has had a long road in the music business. Two new releases trace nearly all...
Arafat Reaffirms Rejection of Violence or a Holy War
PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat admitted Wednesday that he wants Muslims to launch a jihad over Jerusalem but stressed that he meant a peaceful crusade, not a "holy war.""We will continue this peace process insisting that we are rejecting completely . . ....
Arocha Has Open Mind about Starting, Closing
Rene Arocha served as chairman of the Cardinals bullpen committee for the first time Tuesday night. He said he wouldn't mind continuing in that role.Obviously, Cards manager Joe Torre didn't mind, either. Torre used Arocha in the same capacity Wednesday...
A Second-Class War against Drugs
Marijuana use among high school students in St. Louis County schools is up, according to a survey by state school officials. They found that pot smoking among these students rose 4 percent last year and abuse of alcohol by 3 percent. Statewide, 58 percent...
`Baking' into Playoffs Thrifty Mizzou Softball Team Headed for NCAA
The University of Missouri softball team huddled around the television in basketball coach Norm Stewart's office Sunday evening, watching the NCAA tournament selection show.Their chances of getting in the tournament were about 50-50, and the players...
Books on Tape
"OLD FISH HAWK" A novel by Mitch Jayne (4 1/2 hours, abridged, Wildstone Audio, $24.95)</P><P>Of the authors who have narrated their own material on audio, few have captured the flavor of their stories as well as Mitch Jayne has in...
Bottom Line Is Trust in Flow of Information
Jim Fregosi never will be mistaken for Pat Boone. Charm is not one of Fregosi's dominant character traits. If you're drafting an all-surly team, he's likely a first-rounder.That said, what happened to Fregosi in recent days is considerably more distasteful.The...
Boutique Line Branched from Southern Roots
IT HELPS to know that Michele Bernard is from New Orleans.The 40-year-old designer of custom and off-the-rack clothing for women brings a subtle, Southern perspective to her work.She learned to sew as a child. Her mother and grandmother sewed constantly,...
Bribe to Trap Teacher Called an `Exception'
The case of a fourth-grade girl who offered classmates $1 bribes to falsely accuse a substitute teacher of sex abuse should not be used to cast doubt on other children's allegations, police and others say.Even the teacher, Albert Thompson, said, "For...
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St. LouisAirlinesTWA Goes After Heathrow AccessTrans World Airlines is challenging an agreement between Delta Air Lines and Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways that could give Delta passengers easy access to heavily restricted Heathrow Airport in London.TWA...
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DES PERES City Council Adopts Cable TV Ordinance</P><P>Proposals to increase basic cable television rates must be reviewed and approved under an ordinance adopted recently by the Board of Aldermen.</P><P>In a 5-1 vote at...
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MISSOURI SCIENCE FAIR Local Winners Score Big In Alabama</P><P>Kevin Jones and Mary Clavenna, finalists from the Greater St. Louis Science Fair, each earned first-place awards last week at the International Science and Engineering...
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WorldSouth AfricaCritics Say ANC Health Plan UnaffordableAn ambitious African National Congress health plan released Wednesday would allow abortion on demand, provide free medical care to children and possibly double the price of cigarettes.The plan...
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ILLINOIS PEKIN, ILL. Ex-School Choir Head Accused Of Sexual Abuse</P><P>The former choir director at Pekin Community High School was charged Wednesday with sexually abusing and serving alcohol to one of his students.</P><P>Donald...
Budget Deficit Expected, with Balance by End of Year
The Lindbergh School District's preliminary budget for the next school year shows a deficit of $2.9 million.The budget projects operating revenue of $26,886,030 and expenses of $29,826,978.Administrators say they expected the deficit. Assistant Superintendent...
Bulls Run Afoul of Knicks 87-86 Late Free Throws Give New York 3-2 Lead
Hubert Davis hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds left, lifting the New York Knicks over the Chicago Bulls 87-86 Wednesday night for a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.Davis' free throws came after Scottie Pippen fouled him on a 20-foot...
Bulls Run Afoul of Knicks 87-86 Late Free Thrwos Give New York 3-2 Lead
Of all the villains and all-stars playing for the New York Knicks and the Chicago Bulls, it took one of the most inconspicuous players to alter this National Basketball Association playoff series.Second-year guard Hubert Davis, who lost his starting...
Candide
Composed by Leonard Bernstein. Book by Lillian Hellman. Lyrics by Richard Wilbur. Conducted by Stephen Lord. Directed by Colin Graham.LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S most famous stage musical was "West Side Story," but his "Candide" (1956) is often overlooked -...
`Captain, We Intend to Search Your Vessel'
I SPOT THE U.S. NAVY WARSHIP through binoculars at 10:30 a.m. We are steaming west off Haiti's northern tip with 30,000 tons of flour and rice, bound for "the Big Mango" - Port au Prince.I am traveling with eight Haitians aboard the Fury, a 149-foot...
Casino Operator to Handle Parking for Boat, Trail
St. Charles officials and the local riverboat gaming company have reached an agreement that would allow the casino operator to manage the parking lot that serves the Goldenrod Showboat and the KATY Trail.The City Council on Tuesday introduced a bill...
Chamber Sounds Alarm on Annexation
The Affton Chamber of Commerce says Affton is threatened by plans to incorporate or annex parts of unincorporated south St. Louis County.The group has called a meeting to discuss the situation for 7 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria of Affton High School,...
Choosing a Justice, Not a Lunch Buddy
Maybe the best reason for the Senate to confirm Stephen Breyer real quick is to get him out of the clutches of Bill Clinton. The appeals court judge was passed over once for the U.S. Supreme Court, had to endure a week of off-again-on-again hints from...
Cleanup under Way after Rail Wreck
Workers used cranes on Wednesday to lift jumbled railroad cars from the tracks and to stack about 180 automobiles that a train had been carrying before it crashed with a truck in a rural part of St. Charles County.Workers with a heavy construction company,...
Committee to Set Targets in Case Voters Raise Tax
A committee of the Mehlville School Board has made a list of priorities for spending if the district's voters agree to raise taxes.The list was made to show how two tax issues would benefit the district if approved by voters, officials say. The proposals,...
Computer Car Shows Effects of Driving Drunk
Students can learn this week what happens when they try to drive drunk.In fact, they can learn without even a sip of alcohol.They can learn because of a 1995 white Dodge Neon with a computer system that registers a person's weight and between one and...
Conte's Troupe Keeps on Dancing
The City of Broad Shoulders often gives the cold shoulder to the pas de deux and arabesque.Dance troupes have come and gone on the city's cultural stage for years, barely hanging on with meager funds or done in by indifference. But Lou Conte's Hubbard...
Council Overrides Mayor's Sticker Veto Graham Seeks Budget Cuts before Revenue Drop
The Festus City Council has stood firm to override a veto by Mayor John Graham.At its meeting last week, the council unanimously overrode Graham's veto of the council's bill eliminating city stickers for vehicles. At the previous meeting, the council...
Crime Not `out of Control,' Chief Says
POLICE CHIEF Clarence Harmon says his officers can handle the city's crime problem, yet he will welcome a dozen Highway Patrol troopers to the city this summer."Crime is not out of control in St. Louis, nor is our ability to fight it," Harmon said Wednesday...
Culinary Herbs Get Cookin' as Season Heats Up
Like other garden plants, culinary herbs fall mostly into two large groups: perennials and annuals.Perennials live for many years. Usually, the foliage perishes in the winter to rise again each spring from strong roots awakened from their hibernation....
Dean of Hat Design
THE KENTUCKY DERBY was just about to take place, and that made Frank Olive a very happy man."Those women," Olive said, referring to daughters of the Bluegrass State, "will buy no less than two hats apiece, sometimes three."And Olive, who is the dean...
Derivatives Pose Threat, Study Says
A major government study warned Wednesday that the $12 trillion derivatives market poses a serious risk to the financial system and said a market upheaval could force a thrift-style bailout with taxpayers footing the bill.The long-awaited report by the...
Details, Details Everything Old Is New Again
FASHION ACCESSORIES - those stylish scarves, handsome ties, elegant pearls or jaunty hats - can turn a well-dressed person into a stylish one.That attention to detail can be understated and elegant or can be overdone and bordering on the ridiculous....
Devils Feeling Positive despite Game 2 Shutout
Don't tell the New Jersey Devils they're not in the same class with the New York Rangers. Not after the first two games of their Eastern Conference final.Sure, the Rangers dominated the Devils Tuesday night, limiting them to 16 shots in a 4-0 victory...
District's Budget Gloomy in Face of Tax Proposals
The Webster Groves School Board planned for the worst in adopting a $22.9 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.The budget assumes voters will reject two tax-rate increases and three bond issue proposals on June 7. The budget adopted Monday...
Elridge Cavitt Jr.; Worked with Juveniles in Illinois
Elridge H. Cavitt Jr., who for many years worked with troubled juveniles in the Metro East area, died Friday (May 13, 1994) at St. Louis University Medical Center of complications after surgery for a brain tumor.He was 58 and lived in Belleville.Mr....
Expos Hand Jackson His First Loss of '94
Montreal's Jeff Fassero pitched eight shutout innings, and Lenny Webster drove in four runs as the Expos handed Danny Jackson his first loss this season by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Wednesday.Fassero (4-2) allowed six hits, but four came...
Eyes on the Prize Titles Only Part of the Fennoy Focus
Nino Fennoy's penetrating brown eyes don't miss much.They don't overlook the former Tigerettes who turned out to root for the orange-and-black at the sectional meet last week at Clyde C. Jordan Stadium. Fennoy acknowledged each as he walked out of the...
FAA Says Nyet, Grounds 3 Russian Businessmen
Three Russian entrepreneurs are stranded here - and learning some lessons about American bureaucracy.Evidently, if they spoke a little better English, things might have gone smoother.Boris Manyukov and Alex Buzov are from Moscow, and Vladimir Kandaurov...
Fio's: New Site Made Good Better
WHEN a restaurant moves to a larger space, you can bet that there will be more seats for customers.Not where Fio and Lisa Antognini are concerned.When they moved the elegant and excellent Fio's LaFourchette from the Galleria to larger and more comfortable...
Fleming: An Artist of Many Dimensions
GEM, a boxer of a certain age, answers the door at the storefront studio in Maplewood. Carol Fleming is right behind her. "She lets me know when someone is there," Fleming says.It's a bright and chilly day on Sutton Avenue, and Fleming's studio has received...
`Football Follies' Gives St. Louis an Instant Replay of NFL Fiasco
If the huge edifice rising north of downtown isn't enough of a reminder, Fred W. Lindecke's new play, "Football Follies," will raise familiar hackles among sports fans and taxpayers who lived through the recent effort to bring an NFL expansion franchise...
For Starters, Urbani's a Hit
Tom Urbani nearly had one foot in the Louisville clubhouse about three weeks ago when the Cardinals were reshuffling their pitching staff.A bust in relief and never having had a chance to start, Urbani was optioned to Class AAA Louisville. But he owes...
Gash/voigt: An Ear for `Unheard Voices'
FOR most of its existence, Gash/Voigt Dance Theatre, formerly In Motion Dance Theatre, has been a company of women."We started out being a women's company just because of the situation in St. Louis," said Susan Gash, one of GVDT's co-artistic directors....
Genetic Changes in Tomato Approved Fda, for 1st Time, Oks Marketing of Such Food
The government gave its approval Wednesday for the first time to the marketing of a genetically altered food - a tomato that will stay ripe longer.The tomato is called Flavr-Savr by its developer, Calgene Inc., of Davis, Calif. The company says the tomato...
Girl Has Unfortunate Encounter with Leaf Blower
Dear Abby: As an owner of a hot tub, and a grandparent with several grandchildren who are the light of our lives, I wish to thank the grandparents in Oregon for the warning in regard to the danger of the suction of the circulating pumps. His letter also...
Glavine Gets 100th Win as Braves Top Reds 3-1
In a battle of the top teams in the National League, Atlanta got the best of Cincinnati 3-1 Wednesday night as the Braves' Tom Glavine got his 100th career victory by holding the Reds to two hits over seven innings.Fred McGriff went four for four and...
Going for the Juggler
I AM SUPPOSED to imagine a box levitating in front of me, and within the confines of the ghost box I'm supposed to make the red ball and the yellow ball flow back and forth, from one hand to the other, in catenary arcs like the big stainless-steel one...
Griffin Threw Casino a Lifeline Speaker Saved Maryland Heights Proposal with `Moat' Changes
A "boat in a moat" amendment almost sank one of the two Missouri River gambling casinos planned for Maryland Heights.House Speaker Bob F. Griffin, D-Cameron, stepped in personally on the last day of the Legislative session on Friday to keep a $64 million...
Guns Don't Really Protect
Dear Ann Landers: I know your views on guns and thought you might make use of the enclosed essay. I've named it "The Great American Delusion." No name, please, just DES MOINESYour message could save lives. A million thanks. Here 'tis:"The delusion persists...
Hawks `Do What They Have to Do to Get By'
The Atlanta Hawks are hanging by a talon.The Hawks were the top seed in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association after winging to a 57-25 regular-season record. Their ascension was due in large part to the acquisition of coach Lenny...
Health-Care Bill Sparks Partisan Battle
Republican and Democratic senators squared off Wednesday as they began debating Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's version of President Bill Clinton's health-reform plan.Kennedy's approach, like Clinton's, is sweeping, and Republicans want something less. They...
Hot and Exotic Derivatives Growing at a Remarkable Pace
The nation's financial markets and some federally insured banks face a destabilizing threat if any major dealer in the private derivatives market fails, a new government report warned Wednesday.That's a key conclusion of a two-year study of derivatives,...
Housing Subsidies Criticized Durbin Says Program Is `out of Control'
Federal spending for low-income housing in rural areas is "out of control" and lavishes subsidies on developers "at a tremendous cost to U.S. taxpayers," Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., said Wednesday.Investigators for the House Appropriations agriculture...
Howell Faces West for District
In recent years, the baseball teams from Francis Howell and Francis Howell North high schools have produced some interesting ballgames.If one team would win in the regular-season, the other would come out on top in district play. Not this year.Top-seeded...
Indy 500 Rookie Tries for Low-Key Approach
Mark Smith is trying to remain as unemotional as possible in his quest to race in his first Indianapolis 500. The 27-year-old from Oregon says emotion can be your worst enemy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.A year ago, Smith came to Indy for the first...
It's Risky, Putting Down Roots Seeds, Seedlings Are Vulnerable
Annual plants have a time of great fragility as they are getting started. When that time occurs depends on whether they are planted in the ground as seedlings or sown as seeds.For transplanted seedlings, which will include broccoli, cabbage, peppers,...
It's Showtime, Folks! Flower Fest Fertilizes Growing Anticipation
Part of the fun of growing is in showing. For the next two weekends, two major groups of flower growers will have their version of "show and tell," showing their best blossoms and telling about their organizations. Both events will take place at the...
`It Was a Thrill': Researcher Describes Finding of Lincoln Letter
The handwriting that bled through the folded document was backwards, but Sean Brown knew instantly it was Abraham Lincoln's.The signature "A. Lincoln" at the bottom of the other side was just icing on the cake. The work of the lawyer who would be the...
Jazz Owner Scuffles with Fan
A Denver businessman says Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller assaulted him during Tuesday night's playoff game with the Nuggets.Richard Babich, 41, a longtime Nuggets fan, filed a complaint with police, who referred the matter to the city prosecutor.Miller...
Jon Stewart: Mtv's Wild and Crazy Guy
LET'S start with the chamber ensemble from the Republic of Turva.A group called Huun-Huur-Tu is in the MTV studios, sawing on fossil-like string instruments that ache in discord with each bow or pluck from troubadours in fur hats.Not one of the quartet...
Justice Agency Studies Question of Suits against Sitting Presidents
HEEDING A WHITE House request, the Justice Department is studying a question at the core of President Bill Clinton's sexual harassment case: Can he be sued over something that allegedly took place before he was president?Whatever the conclusion, legal...
`L.A. Law' Leaves with Few Regrets
THE last new episode of "L.A. Law" airs tonight (9 p.m. on Channel 5), and while faint regret has trickled here and there through the media, it's not as if anyone's dragging out the black bunting.Certainly I'm not. And I was as habitual a viewer of the...
Lankford Spells Relief for Cards 10th-Inning Homer Stymies Pirates
Ray Lankford had done it with his legs on Tuesday night, beating out a double-play grounder to keep alive what became a scoring inning.On Wednesday, Lankford did it with his glove early in the game, taking away an extra-base hit at the wall. Later in...
Legislative Campaign Finance Reports
The following are highlights of campaign finance reports required on April 20 filed by candidates running for party nominations to the Legislature in the west metro area. Incumbents are marked by asterisks. STATE SENATE St. Louis County 4TH DISTRICT...
Legislative Campaign Finance Reports
The following are highlights of campaign finance reports required on April 20 and filed by candidates running for party nominations to the Legislature in the south metro area. Incumbents marked with asterisk. STATE SENATE Jefferson County 20TH DISTRICT...
Legislative Campaign Finance Reports
The following are highlights of campaign finance reports required on April 20 filed by candidates for the Legislature in the north metro area. Incumbents are marked by asterisks. STATE SENATE St. Louis 4TH DISTRICT Democratic WILLIAM "LACY" CLAY...
Legislators Urge State to Change Medicaid Reimbursement Rate
Illinois lawmakers, seizing on recent remarks by President Clinton, are pressing for changes in the Medicaid funding formula that has bedeviled the state's budget.The stakes are immense for Illinois, New York and other states with many poor residents."The...
Lewis, Clark Fans Ready to Rendezvous
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark camped on the St. Charles riverfront to prepare for their famous expedition west 190 years ago this month.Thomas Jefferson commissioned the two to explore and map the Louisiana Purchase - what some have called the world's...
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...
Lumme's Late Goal Lifts Canucks by Maple Leafs
Jyrki Lumme scored a power-play goal with 4 minutes 14 seconds remaining in the third period to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.That tied the National Hockey League Western Conference title...
Making Abortion a Private Decision
The day may be coming when abortion finally becomes a private, medical decision. Two recent developments take giant steps in that direction.Perhaps the most significant is the deal worked out by Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala to bring...
Mayor Appoints Committee to Study Home-Rule Options
Crestwood Mayor Patricia Killoren has appointed a 20-member committee to study home rule.The committee comprises four residents from each ward and four aldermen.Home rule allows municipalities to write a charter, which amounts to a city constitution....
Mayors Tap the Boz to Chair Task Force
HONORABLE MENTIONS: St. Louis Mayor Boz has been tagged as chairman of the task force on hunger and homelessness by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which will convene in late June in Portland, Ore. He hopes to share hometown ideas with other mayors.Meanwhile,...
Meramec Nears a 10th Berth in World Series
One area college baseball team is eagerly preparing for the next round. Another is bitterly packing away its gear for the season.Meanwhile, a third, Central Missouri State, is headed for the NCAA Division II regional playoffs.Meramec Community College...
Missourian Is White House Fellow Finalist
Mary Adele Greer, prosecuting attorney of Morgan County at the Lake of the Ozarks, is excited about the possibility of being named a White House Fellow."I'd love to work for Janet Reno," said Greer, 35, a Republican who was elected prosecuting attorney...
Mokabe's: Not Easy Staying out of a Storm
Mokabe's Coffeehouse has found punkier pastures in south St. Louis, but trouble is still brewing back at the all-ages club's old location in Kirkwood.Mokabe's management - Kathy Carmody, Mo Costello and Becky Brown - will re-open the coffeehouse on June...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A Duke University researcher recently declared Philadelphia the most hostile city in the United States and BERNARD FERNANDEZ thinks he understands why the city is no longer considered a bastion of brotherly love."The guy might have attended a BERNARD...
Movement Problems Show Show Hand's Vulnerability
Dear Dr. Donohue: My puffy wrist is diagnosed as de Quervain's disease. Please explain this. I wear a splint, but it does no good. And what is carpal tunnel syndrome? *****Dear Dr. Donohue: When I make a fist, then relax it,...
Moving Up: Rhinelanders Take High Road to New Homes
Gary and Debbie Parr of Rhineland, Mo., won rights to pick the first home site in their town's migration uphill from the Missouri River flood plain. They went straight for the landward view."I've seen enough of the river bottoms," said Debbie Parr, 30....
Moving Up: Rhinelanders Take High Road to New Homes
Gary and Debbie Parr of Rhineland, Mo., won rights to pick the first home site in their town's migration uphill from the Missouri River flood plain. They went straight for the landward view."I've seen enough of the river bottoms," said Debbie Parr, 30....
Mutual Housing's a Cozy Option Sense of Ownership Helps Tenants Help Each Other
Last year, Debbie Lane was living in the Central West End in an apartment building for handicapped tenants and hating it. Lane uses a wheelchair but detests segregated housing.Meanwhile, several miles southeast of her building, workers rehabbed nine...
New Age: Burgers Meet Bedrock
Early reviews say Stephen Spielberg's movie version of "The Flintstones" is long on laughs but short on plot.Nonetheless, McDonald's is banking heavily on the Stone Age comedy to rival Jurassic Park, the Spielberg film that helped make 1993 the Year...
New Bill on Strikers Struggling in Senate
THE SENATE is expected to vote on a striker-replacement bill in the next few weeks, and when it does, there may be more at stake than job security for union workers.The bill would prevent employers from hiring permanent replacements for striking workers.The...
Nothing to Fear, but Fear Itself . .
All hail John Stossel and ABC News! At last, someone in network television has taken a sane look at risks and concluded, as the show's title implied, that we are "Scaring Ourselves to Death."In swift, sure strokes, the program (aired last month) offered...
Nuggets Need 2 Ots for Another `Must Win'
Like the house guest who won't leave, the Denver Nuggets keep hanging around the NBA playoffs, making life miserable for the established teams."I don't think we know we're not supposed to be doing this," Nuggets captain Reggie Williams said.The National...
Oakville's Kickers Lead Charge into Sectionals
High school soccer is in full swing for several area girls programs. District champions have been crowned at Eureka, Oakville, Cor Jesu, Nerinx Hall, Rosati-Kain, St. Joseph's Academy, Kennedy, Parkway North, Hazelwood Central, Incarnate Word Academy,...
Officials Assail Culturally Slanted Standardized Tests for Students
Parkway School District officials are concerned that standardized tests do not give an accurate picture of students' performance, particularly for voluntary transfer students from the city.The director of progress evaluation, Dan Coates, told the School...
Ok, Here's the (Sales) Pitch
HOME SHOPPING makes my skin crawl.Not the products, the pitch. Sure, some people complain that the stuff is tacky, but it's the sales ploys that get to me - their naked, shameless manipulativeness.On HSN, for instance, Charlene is trying to convince...
Opera Theatre '94
POP THE CORKS. Opera Theatre of St. Louis opens its 19th season on Saturday at the Loretto-Hilton Theatre. And each year, as the season grows, it becomes more and more a true festival.This year, Opera Theatre will present 30 performances through June...
Pacers' Scott Says the Pressure Is on the Hawks in Their Series
Byron Scott speaks with experience about playoff pressure, having played in more postseason games and scoring more points than any other participant in this year's playoffs.So, don't tell him the Indiana Pacers are facing pressure when they play host...
Peonies, Lilacs Need Lots of Sunlight and Patience
A common question this time of year is: "Why aren't my peonies or lilacs flowering?"The plants may not be old enough. Was it only two years ago that you planted that twig with roots that is supposed to grow into a large lilac bush?With either the peony...
People
Fresh-faced and wholesome ANDIE MACDOWELL has 'fessed up. In her modeling days, she was a heavy user of cocaine and diet pills.Worse, she's concerned that today's young models are doing drugs to stay thin. "When I see girls in modeling today, I'm really...
Plan Keeps Support Staff below Average Pay Level
The Kirkwood School Board has approved a new salary package for its support employees that the workers say will keep them well below the average salaries of other districts in St. Louis County.Board members said they were dismayed over the disparity...
Players Deserve Cut of the Take in College Sports
Yes, those Florida State football players should have known better. But can we really blame them for cashing in when Lenny and Squiggy showed up with wads of money?As you may have read, "Coach Nate" Cebrun and Raul Bey came to Tallahassee hoping to land...
Poll: Teens Wish They Had Delayed Sex
A majority of sexually active teen-agers wish they had waited until they were older, according to a national poll.Although very few high school students said they had felt pressure to have sex from their peers, partners or the media, 54 percent of those...
Power Line's Pathway Worries Oakville Residents
The Oakville area of south St. Louis County has become the latest local flash point of the national debate over whether electric power lines threaten the health of nearby residents.Residents of the Brookstone subdivision worry that a one-mile transmission...
Public to Learn of Plans on Middle School Project
Details of Wellston's middle school program will be made public by August, officials predict, and a committee developing the concept will have a public session on June 2.The Wellston district has not operated a school between the elementary and high...
Rate Hikes Worry Some Gm's Chief, Local Builders Say the Fed Has Gone Far Enough
General Motors thinks rising interest rates may put the brakes on car sales. St. Louis builders say higher mortgage rates are already pricing people out of new homes.And the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says inflation-fighters at the Federal Reserve may...

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