St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 5, 1994

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15 Nations Join U.S. to Halt Slide in Dollar
The United States joined with 15 other countries Wednesday in a massive effort to halt a slide in the international value of the dollar.The Federal Reserve and central banks in Japan and Europe joined to buy greenbacks and sell other currencies in the...
2 Neighborhoods Weigh Safety Tax Money Would Pay Security Guards' Salaries
Two St. Louis neighborhoods are asking the city's permission to raise their own taxes so they can hire off-duty police and security officers.The two - Soulard and Downtown Parks - would become the city's ninth and 10th special taxing districts, neighborhoods...
600 Get Measles Shots at County Schools St. Louis Area Has Largest Outbreak in U.S
More than 600 children at three St. Louis County public schools lined up for shots Wednesday as health officials tried to contain the area's epidemic of measles.This area has the largest outbreak of the viral illness nationwide. Since the first case...
70 Years after Racist Rampage, Florida to Pay Survivors
More than 70 years after a racist rampage left a small black community in flames and its terrified residents scattered, Florida acknowledged its responsibility Wednesday and agreed to pay $2.1 million in compensation.Seven survivors looked on as Gov....
A Crafty Idea for Mother's Day
FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS, hundreds of St. Louis moms have been treated to a shopping spree on Mother's Day weekend. Kids of all ages have invited their mothers to a spin around the Laumeier Sculpture Park's annual Contemporary Art and Craft Fair to pick...
African Violet Growers Admit They're Hooked on Sweet Addiction
They're not just violet. They can be pink, white and blue. Even yellow.But just about everyone who grows them agrees on one thing: "It's an addiction. It really is."Those are the words of Becky Nunes, 30, a medical lab technician.African violets are...
Aids Is Major Cause of Deaths in Prison
AIDS was the No. 1 cause of death among prison inmates last year, killing nearly one-fourth of those who died while incarcerated, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.The number of prisoners diagnosed with the disease also soared during...
Alfaro Emerging as Eveningwear Heir
THE HEIR apparent to Oscar and Bill? Perhaps.Victor Alfaro may be New York's next great eveningwear designer.His spring collection was one of the city's best, and if a mini-retrospective of his four seasons in business displays a dose of typical young-designer...
A Lifeline for Juveniles
Members of the Missouri Legislature have introduced no less than three dozen bills purporting to improve the state's response to problems involving juveniles. A few of the bills point to enlightened solutions, but most are heavy on punishment and short...
A Marriage of Convenience
As if the notion of separate but equal had never been discredited, a federal judge is going to allow the Virginia Military Institute to keep women out of its ranks by setting up a separate leadership program at nearby Mary Baldwin College. VMI cadets...
Americans Becoming Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head for All You Do, This Spud's for You
If "designer spud" sounds like an oxymoron, try purple Peruvian on for size. Prefer pink instead? How about rose finn apple? Stripes are nice? Candy stripes is the newest in the designer spud line.Long overdue for a makeover, potatoes aren't the plain...
Area Graduation Schedules
Following are graduation schedules for colleges and universities in the St. Louis area. Ceremonies are on the campuses unless otherwise indicated.Cardinal Glennon CollegeMay 7, 5 p.m., Kenrick-Glennon SeminarySpeaker: St. Louis Archbishop Justin F. RigaliConcordia...
Assault Gun Ban Solves Nothing
Politicians don't feel obliged to smoke crack on camera to demonstrate dangers of drug abuse or to get behind the wheel of a car after several drinks to inveigh against drunk driving. But Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen and House Judiciary Committee...
Audit Prompts Finger-Pointing State Identified Several Problem Areas in City Accounting Methods
A state audit critical of procedures used by Velda Village Hills officials over the past two years prompted an hour of finger-pointing last week among about 50 people crowded into the Village Hall.The audit by state Auditor Margaret Kelly found that...
Auto Emissions Bill Stalled in House Rep. Dawson Seeks Carnahan's Help to Save $400,000 in U.S. Funds
The chairman of a committee considering tougher automobile emissions inspections in the St. Louis area said Wednesday that more votes are needed to get the bill out of his committee.And Rep. W.T. Dawson, D-Independence, said the bill would die without...
Bill Would Allow Parents to Design Public Schools Free of State Rules
If Kevin Stockman had his way, he would have taught his 7-year-old son to read differently than did the boy's public school teachers."They weren't even teaching him phonics, so he was just memorizing what was in the books and reciting that," said Stockman,...
Billy Goat Gruff Helps Cubs over Victory Bridge 5-2 Triumph over Reds Prevents Baker"s Dozen Streak at Wrigley
Maybe it was the curse.The Chicago Cubs, losers of 12 consecutive games at home, got a little help from a goat before Wednesday's 5-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds.In an effort to shake a 49-year-old curse against the Cubs, a goat was paraded around...
Billy Goat Gruff Helps Cubs over Victory Bridge 5-2 Triumph over Reds Prevents Baker's Dozen Streak at Wrigley
Maybe it was the curse.The Chicago Cubs, losers of 12 consecutive games at home, got a little help from a goat before Wednesday's 5-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds.In an effort to shake a 49-year-old curse against the Cubs, a goat was paraded around...
Bipartisan Coalition Pushes Child-Care Bills
Republican and Democratic lawmakers sidestepped partisan politics Wednesday and urged the passage of five bills that aim to help reduce the number of abused and neglected children in Illinois.A key part of the legislative package would codify a 1991...
Birchler's Unhittable but Not Overpowering St. Charles Pitcher Baffles Zumwalt S
St. Charles High senior Jeff Birchler pitched a most unusual no-hitter Tuesday."It didn't seem like a no-hitter, not with all the baserunners," Birchler said of his first career no-no."Honestly, I didn't feel that great today. My back was bothering me...
Books on Tape
"HONORABLE ENEMIES" A novel by Joe Weber (12 hours, unabridged, Brilliance Corp., $21.95)</P><P>In a what-if scenario, the author anticipates a time when Japan will demand to alter its military position in the world. It is probably...
Breast Cancer Unraveled Physician's Ordered Life with Thoughts of Suicide
FOR ALL OF HER adult years, "Jane Roe" had been the unquestioned architect of her life:A physician, she chose to raise two children first and then devote her medical career to helping those without care.A feminist, she marched for women's rights.A lover...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS PUBLISHING Mosby Purchases Oregon Company</P><P>Mosby, a health-sciences publishing house in St. Louis, said Wednesday it has acquired a publishing company called Great Performance of Portland, Ore.</P><P>Great...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS Panel Picks 3 Finalists For Associate Judge Post</P><P>Gov. Mel Carnahan will select a new associate circuit judge for St. Louis from among three lawyers chosen by the 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission. The vacancy opened when...
Briefs
NationVIRGINIANorth Is Unfit For Senate, Colin Powell Tells PaperRetired Gen. Colin Powell criticized Oliver North's role in the Iran-Contra scandal, saying it makes him an unfit candidate for the U.S. Senate.Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
Bulletin Board
BENEFITSThe Florissant Rotary Club is hosting its annual benefit barbecue, 4:30 to dark Friday, 11:30 a.m. until dark Saturday and Sunday at the Knights of Columbus grounds, Washington and St. Charles streets, Florissant. Profits will benefit local charities....
Burroughs' Thomas Is No Run-of-the-Mill Student
Ryan Thomas' armor shimmers with academic and athletic achievements."She is probably the most teachable and coachable athlete I've ever had," John Burroughs coach Don Bene said.Versatility is Thomas' hallmark. She is a state record-holder in the 1,600-meter...
By Degrees: Grads' Job Picture Brightens
After four years, the avalanche of layoffs and firings that buried job prospects for new college graduates has begun to thaw.Corporate recruiting is heating up on campuses. Some college placement offices here are reporting 25 percent more phone calls...
Canola Could Be Crop of Decade, Experts Say
Richard Maloney knows the risk of farming; his family has grown corn, wheat and vegetables for more than 100 years in Southern Illinois.But he's like many other Illinois growers who are unwilling to bet the farm on a new and potentially lucrative crop:...
Can You Be Too Thin?
DIMINUTIVE 5-foot-2, Jennifer Kamenca has a problem few can relate to: She's too darned skinny.At 95 pounds, Kamenca is too skinny for size-1 women's pants and too tall for children's sizes. She's trapped in a clothing no-man's land with no skinnywear...
Car Is Linked to 3 Attempts at Abduction
St. Charles police and the county sheriff's department are seeking a male driver or drivers involved in three reports of attempted abductions involving pupils at St. Cletus School, 2721 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles.The incidents took place Friday, Monday...
Charbonier Bluff Vote Postponed Delay May Enable State to Buy Subdivision Site
In a move that may spur preservation of a historic Missouri River site, St. Louis County is delaying a decision on a proposed subdivision to give the state time to come up with a way to buy the site.At the request of County Executive George R. "Buzz"...
Children to Help Run Corner Sweet Shop Store Will Benefit Neighborhood Mission, Families
A group of children is envisioning sugarplums and pickles while painting and scraping a former corner store at Jefferson and Russell avenues.They are preparing the building to open it as a sweet shop, operated in part by the children to benefit a neighborhood...
Christian School Hopes to Expand
IN ONE EAR: Westminster Christian Academy, the private Christian secondary school on Ladue Road, hopes to expand its campus over 30 acres. Plans call for more buildings to accommodate more students (than the present 493), tennis courts and a football...
City Is First in Missouri Slated for Racial Discrimination Suit
Jennings has become the first city in Missouri to be singled out by the state attorney general for prosecution for housing and racial discrimination, says Attorney General Jay Nixon."This is the first time in history that I know of that we've used our...
City to Crack Down on Illegal Grilles on Windows, Doors Residents Are Installing Bars despite Ban; Some Unaware of Law, Councilwoman Says
A number of University City residents have been installing security bars and protective grilles on their windows and doors despite a city ordinance outlawing such metal work.The issue came before the University City Council Monday in a discussion on...
Clinton Wise to Give Japan More Time
The Clinton administration is finally showing some wisdom with respect to Japan. It is toning down its rhetoric on trade and its immediate demands because it is obvious the Japanese are in no position to comply with them just now.The problem isn't Japanese...
Colorado Cool Fans Clamor for Piece of the Rockies
It has become chic among some sports fans to dismiss big-league baseball by sneering cynically. Many critics clabel it boring, call the players mercenaries, point out waning enthusiasm.Those folks need to experience Rockie-mania.People here love their...
Controlling Crohn's Disease with Diet Modification
Dear Dr. Donohue: I saw your recent item on Crohn's disease, which I have had for years. The doctor called my type of Crohn's "regional enteritis," whatever that means. I was told and have since read that Crohn's can't be controlled by diet, but I disagree...
Controversy Continues to Rock Trustee Meetings
Heated Board of Trustees meetings continue to take place in Riverview.At the trustees' meeting last week, Chairman Elizabeth Morris was forced to call a recess because of out-of-order comments from some residents.Trustees heard a barrage of other comments...
Council Members Delay Action on New Ward Map
Any hope that politics would be eliminated from the process of producing a new ward map for the city of St. Charles has disappeared.Three council members decided Tuesday night to delay consideration of a resolution asking the council to choose by lottery...
County's Only Female Circuit Judge Is Leaving
Margaret M. Nolan the only woman to ever serve as a circuit judge in St. Louis County - is stepping down to take a higher paying federal job.Nolan, 64, who spent 12 years on the bench, said that Friday will be her last day. On June 1, she becomes an...
Dairy Co-Ops Drop Ban on Farmers' Use of Bst
Two large milk producers in the St. Louis area have dropped a moratorium on their farmers' using a Monsanto Co. drug to increase cows' milk production.These dairy cooperatives each had asked members to refrain from using the drug for 90 days, a period...
Danforth Will Give Funds to Church
When Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo., steps down from the Senate next year, he will donate his leftover campaign funds to the Episcopal Church for a new office to work on the needs of the urban poor in St. Louis.The money could exceed $600,000. Bishop...
Dear Dazed Male Shoppers: Look Here for Help
YOU've seen them in the stores. Dazed and bewildered. Disoriented. Or shocked even - like deer caught in the headlights.Who are these lost souls of the malls? They're your husbands, boyfriends, brothers and sons. They're men who don't know how to shop...
Disabled Man, 25, Breaks into Job Market
Sean O'Leary is autistic and likes to break things: windows, toilet covers, bird baths. At 25 and with few communication skills, he had never held a real job, nor did he seem a likely candidate for one.Now he's being paid to break about 200 bottles a...
`Dream' Company Gives Helping Hand to Recyclers, Disabled
The recycling company that Vince Martin started is unusual in its simplicity, cost and originality.Instead of phasing out people with machines, Martin is giving jobs to people who otherwise might not have them, people with various disabilities, many...
Economy Gaining Altitude, Numbers Show
In its most upbeat report in at least three years, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis says the economy is growing robustly in eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois.St. Louis auto plants are humming. Housing construction is booming despite higher...
E. St. Louis Wants Piece of Federal Aid Program
AROUND EAST ST. LOUIS, the fliers are posted. They urge residents: "You can help bring an empowerment zone to East St. Louis! How? By . . .telling it like it is . . .and telling it like you want it to be."East St. Louis, one of the nation's poorest cities,...
`Expressions in Art' Marks 50th Show on Public TV
ABC has Geraldo. NBC has Phil Donohue, and CNN has Larry King. St. Peters' public access channel has Rich Brooks and his "Expressions in Art" show.Since the first show was taped and aired on TCI cable Channel 7 in January 1992, Brooks has interviewed...
Faculty Members Seeking a Greater Say in Policies
Members of the faculty association at St. Charles County Community College say instructors need a greater voice in deciding policies at the college.The members brought their concerns to the Board of Trustees recently and pinpointed three issues on which...
Fair Weather Acts
SIX FLAGS CONSISTENCY. There is nothing quite like it, and Six Flags Over Mid-America has been a benchmark in that department since it opened, especially in the area of entertainment. sehosma This season is no exception. `WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC ...
Father Says Four Strokes Still Barbaric
The father of American teen-ager Michael Fay, who is under sentence of caning for vandalism, denounced Singapore's reduction of the boy's sentence.The father, George Fay, said in Ohio that the reduction from six to four strokes was a ploy to defuse criticism...
Fogt Tops Dinsdale 2 & 1 in Final
The 11th hole at Annbriar Golf Course in Waterloo was a little bit of heaven Wednesday.From the back tee, cut into the woods, competitors in the Gateway PGA Match Play Championship were surrounded by dogwoods aflame with color. The morning sun was...
For a Good Husband, Look for a Good Son
Dear Ann Landers: I hope you can find room in your column for one more letter about "mama's boys" because I'm dying to tell the world about mine.Tomorrow is our 47th wedding anniversary, and I wouldn't trade my "mama's boy" for a million dollars. He's...
For Doctors, Assisted Suicide in Legal Limbo Judge's Decision Lifts Ban, but Not Caution
DESPITE A FEDERAL judge's decision to throw out Washington state's law banning assisted suicide, doctors are unsure whether they have a green light to openly help terminally ill patients end their lives.If asked tomorrow for medication that would help...
For Urbani, a New Start Begins Saturday
Tom Urbani already considers this a character-building season.He opened it wearing a goatee and pitching out of the Cardinals bullpen. By April 26, he had made seven relief appearances, endured a 6.59 earned-run average and was on his way back to Class...
French like All `Chunnel' Brings - except Britons
For the people of northeastern France, the Channel Tunnel is a source of inspiration, an economic lifeline and proof that man can overcome difficulties.Their only regret is that England happens to lie at the other end of the tunnel.Jean, a senior manager...
Freshening Up a Bit in the Powder Room
ONE OF THE most frequent queries I receive concerns the design of powder rooms.Because they're small, not a lot of money is needed to create a design more imaginative than the standard floral motif.A sense of humor, on the other hand, may be required...
Get a Whiff of This: Aromatherapy Is on the Rise
FIRST, THE FACTS: Fragrances do affect mood. Scientific research has shown it, and that idea is not under dispute. Aromatherapy as a cure-all, however, is a whole new kettle of smelly fish.Its practitioners often claim to be able to end depression, increase...
Gilkey Avalanche Drops Rockies Two-Run Hr in Ninth Inning Lifts Cards
Bernard Gilkey didn't like the phrase "batting slump." More like a lull.Still, when a guy hasn't had an extra-base hit in more than two weeks, he will reach for new solutions.In the ninth inning Wednesday night, Gilkey ignored his weak bat and grabbed...
Golden Apples Twenty-Five Teachers Win Praise
In the tradition of giving an apple to one's favorite teacher, St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights hands out Golden Apple Awards yearly to some of St. Clair County's best.Twenty-five teachers were honored this week in a ceremony at the shopping center....
Good Will Erupts as Palestinians Savor New Self-Rule
Palestinians stepped into a new era of self-rule in Gaza and Jericho on Wednesday after 27 years of Israeli occupation, cheering the arrival of PLO police commanders and the release of Palestinian prisoners.The signing of the Palestinian self-rule agreement...
Good Will Erupts over Historic Pact
Palestinians stepped into a new era of self-rule in Gaza and Jericho on Wednesday after 27 years of Israeli occupation, cheering the arrival of PLO police commanders and the release of Palestinian prisoners.The signing of the Palestinian self-rule agreement...
Gun-Search Plan Loses Luster Cisneros, with Housing Officials, Hedges on Proposals
Officials began to back off Wednesday from proposals to ban firearms in public housing projects and to force tenants to sign leases waiving their right to block police searches.Henry Cisneros, secretary of housing and urban development, told housing...
Hazardous Waste Collections a Huge Success
Huge turnouts at three collection sites last Saturday show the public realizes that throwing paint and other household hazardous waste down the drain or in the garbage is not the thing to do, organizers of the sites say.People driving up in about 2,300...
Here's How Dollar Intervention Works and What Makes It Important
When professional money traders get that rare phone call from a clerk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to place an order for dollars, the impact goes far beyond the arcane world of the financial markets.It's a phone call that can signal an instant...
Hollywood Mogul Develops `Bond' with Horse Racing
Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli has lived the most glamorous of lives, dating movie queens and hobnobbing with world-famous celebrities.When he was married, his best man was Cary Grant. He has become wealthy as an extraordinarily successful movie producer....
Honor Roll
Pupils listed below have been placed on the A honor roll at Castlio Elementary School for the third quarter. The school, at 1020 Dingledine Road in St. Charles, is in the Francis Howell School District.To qualify, a pupil must have a grade-point average...
Indy Setting Remarkable Pace: 2nd Round in Playoffs Is a First
Funny thing happened to guard Byron Scott and his incredible Indiana Pacers en route to the Eastern Conference semifinals.The Pacers swept not-so-big-and-bad Orlando in the best-of-five first round, closing it out with a 99-86 win Monday. On Wednesday...
In Limbo Zoning Muddle Snarls Plans for Shops or Apartments
Rhonda Caswell has a dream of developing five acres at 1099 Pralle Lane as a small retail complex with shops that look as if they came from St. Charles' historic past.Caswell already has transformed two buildings on the site of the former Frisella Nursery...
Jefferson Smurfit Goes Public
Jefferson Smurfit Corp. completed a $400 million initial public offering of its stock Tuesday, the largest in St. Louis history.The stock closed at $13.25, up 25 cents from its offering price.The company, previously owned by Morgan Stanley and Ireland-based...
Jose's Homer Boosts Royals by Jays in 10
Felix Jose hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning Wednesday night and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4.After Gary Gaetti singled with two outs off Darren Hall (0-1), Jose followed with a drive to right field for his first home run...
Judges Change Mind, Reversing Verdict of Libel in Book Review Article Contained False Statements, Author Said
In a highly unusual move, a U.S. appeals court has reversed itself and ruled that The New York Times cannot be forced to pay damages for publishing a harshly critical book review.The ruling Tuesday nullifies an opinion issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals...
Juxtaposition: Modern Art, Two Ways
SCHMIDT Contemporary Art's new show juxtaposes the work of Joan Nelson, a former St. Louisan whose work is well known nationally, with that of Eva Lundsager, whose work is not so well known.Relative celebrity, however, is not the subject of this exhibition....
Lawmakers Split over Bill to Cut Campaign Spending
Legislative negotiators deadlocked Wednesday on three key points of a proposal to reduce the financial stakes in political campaigns.The disputes are over:Whether to submit the measure to voters this fall.Whether to place limits on legislative leaders...
Lawn Mowers Are Epa's Next Target on Air Pollution Chain Saws and Golf Carts, Too
The Environmental Protection Agency, extending its reach deep into the heart of suburbia, announced plans Wednesday to begin regulating emissions from gasoline-powered lawn mowers, chain saws and even golf carts.The agency, noting that about 10 percent...
Leafs Rout Sharks; Canucks Defeat Stars, Lead 2-0
Mark Osborne scored a key short-handed goal in the second period, and the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the San Jose Sharks 5-1 Wednesday night, tying their Western Conference semifinal at a game apiece.Dmitri Mironov, Mike Gartner, Doug Gilmour and Wendel...
Life and Death in TV Land
IT WAS just yesterday - OK, it was September - that we were looking ahead to the new fall television season, filled with the bright promise of shows like "The Trouble With Larry" and "It Had To Be You."Now it's May, and the networks are on the brink...
Lollapalooza: Heavy Hitters in Current Lineup
'Tis The Season to be grungy, fa-la-la-la-Lalapalooza!</P><P>It's designed to be all the rock you'll ever need squeezed into one big day. And the big day is July 17 at Riverport Amphitheatre. (That's a Sunday, so you won't need to phone-in...
Man Admitted Slaying, Prosecutor Says Informer's Tape Recording Called Key Evidence against Defendant in '81 Killing
A Madison County prosecutor asked jurors Wednesday to overlook the poor quality of a police informer's tape recording and listen for clear parts in which Bruce E. Staggs incriminates himself in a murder that happened in 1981."You will hear voices in...
Mandela's Party Nears Two-Thirds of S. Africa Vote
Nelson Mandela's African National Congress has 64.9 percent of the 15 million votes counted in the nation's first all-race election, electoral officials announced today.The figures were released by the Independent Electoral Commission after a break of...
`Mascot' Helps Cubs Finally Get Foe's Goat 5-2 Victory over Reds Prevents Baker's Dozen Streak at Wrigley
Maybe it was the curse.The Chicago Cubs, losers of 12 consecutive games at home, got a little help from a goat before Wednesday's 5-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds.In an effort to shake a 49-year-old curse against the Cubs, a goat was paraded around...
Metrolink Tax Hike Advances Issue Probably Will Be on Ballot Here Aug. 2
Voters in St. Louis and St. Louis County will be asked to increase sales taxes to support MetroLink, the new light-rail rapid transit line. The request probably will be for a quarter-cent increase on the Aug. 2 ballot.On Wednesday, the House and Senate...
Metro Report
BASEBALLThe Maryland Heights Athletic Assn. will hold a Juvenile I-II and Junior tournaments on June 16-19 and Atom I-II and Bantam I-II tournaments on July 1-4. The cost is $125. Call Juanita Schroeder at 739-2563.Youth T-ball and modified baseball...
Miami Turns Up Heat, Takes 2-1 Series Lead
Steve Smith scored 25 points, including three free throws in the final 18 seconds Tuesday night, leading Miami's fight-free 90-86 victory over Atlanta. The win gave the Heat a 2-1 lead in its first-round playoff series.With one more victory, Miami would...
Missouri Judge Indicts U.S. Courts for Waste
Missouri's leading judicial gadfly buzzed the Capitol Wednesday.Testifying before a Senate committee, Senior U.S. District Judge Scott O. Wright of Kansas City lit out after what he said was excessive spending by federal judges, using Missouri and a...
Moms-to-Be: In Vogue from the Workplace to the Runway
IN THE NOVEMBER issue of Elle, model Beverly Peele posed nude and in high-fashion clothes that accentuated the curves of her seven-month pregnancy.A nine-month-pregnant Paulina Porizkova appeared nude, except for a tiny white bikini bottom, in December's...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Just when ewe thought ewe'd herd it all, along comes . . . sheep racing. And, no, this is not an attempt to pull the wool over your eyes. Honest.DAVID HARRISON, who chronicles such noteworthy events for the London Observer Service, explains: "At Abbotsham,...
Motherhood, Status or Job?
"PLEASE BE KIND AND CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. YOUR MOTHER DOESN'T WORK HERE."- Sign above the office coffeepot. -WITH MOTHER'S Day coming up, many of us will be sending those flowers and cards, making those phone calls, or maybe spending a few quiet moments...
Mshsaa Moves State Playoffs from Faurot Field for '95
Concerned about the "durability" of the grass surface that will replace the Omniturf at Faurot Field by 1995, the Missouri State High School Activities Association has pulled the state football title games out of Columbia for at least 1995.In an April...
Mu Called to Account for Theft Employees Passed Buck on Oversight, Report Says
A widespread sense at the University of Missouri at Columbia that financial control was "someone else's job" allowed an employee to embezzle more than $663,000 from the campus, the university's accounting firm says.In a report released Wednesday, the...
Municipal Co-Op Seeks Grant to Help Disabled Have Fun
Hazelwood will join with at least four other cities in north St. Louis County to apply for a grant that would help include residents with disabilities in city recreation programs.The grant from the Productive Living Board for the Developmentally Disabled...
Need Better Mobility for War and Peace
Despite the fact that the world is entering its fourth year of the post-Cold War era, the pace of conflict, tension and turmoil around the globe have dramatically increased. At this moment, there are more than 70 flashpoints worldwide that are very volatile....
Neighbors Suffer in Question of Taste in Tenants
IN A WORLD without euphemisms, you might call real estate developer Jack Gorecki what Jean Leible calls him, "a slum landlord." More politely, you might say that Gorecki has questionable taste in tenants.Gorecki owns two two-family flats that sit side...
Nets Avoid Elimination with Ot Win
Chris Morris made two free throws with 1.5 seconds left in overtime Wednesday night, keeping the New Jersey Nets alive in the playoffs with a 93-92 victory over the New York Knicks.The Knicks, who won the first two games of the best-of-five series at...
Nhl Is Finding It Needs Muckers for Playoff Grind
The National Hockey League has a little problem.This season was supposed to be its big coming-out party. Expanded television coverage on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC and a hypercompetitive season set the stage for a compelling Stanley Cup playoff.The NHL was...
No Trials in Harding-Kerrigan Case
None of those accused in the celebrated attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan will stand trial.The remaining three defendants in the case have reached plea agreements that will send them to prison for 18 months.Sources told The Associated Press that...
Officer Kills Unarmed Man; Stray Shots Upset Neighbors
As Judy Riley walked to her kitchen in Maryland Heights, a police bullet punched a hole in her living room wall, spraying drywall and wood chips in her right eye. She and her 9-year-old daughter hit the floor.Outside, children in front yards in the 2500...
Official Says Japan Was Not Wwii Aggressor
Japan was not an aggressor in World War II, and accounts of a notorious massacre by Japanese soldiers in Nanking, China, are a hoax, Japan's new justice minister said in an interview published Wednesday.While the views voiced by Shigeto Nagano, the justice...
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