St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 16, 1994

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2 Key Senators Call for Action against N. Korea
Two leading senators said Sunday that they supported imposing economic sanctions on North Korea."I believe that we cannot tolerate the actions that are occurring without any response at all," said Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, D-Maine.On...
45 Years Later, Fire at Hospital Evokes Agony
APRIL GOT BY ME again this year, marking five years of inaction since I enticed Charles Chamberlain to relive his trip to hell.It is about the deadly fire that consumed St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham on April 5, 1949. Only once in U.S. history have...
6-Hour Course on Amphibians to Be Offered
Amphibians toads, frogs, salamanders - are mysterious critters that are born and grow up in the water, then trade their gills for lungs.They are the subject of a program offered by the Missouri Conservation Department from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at...
A Case of Stupidity - on Both Sides
LISTENING to Scott Wallace, it seems obvious that he was arrested for a ridiculous reason. He simply wanted his mail delivered.That's right. Like many residents of big cities, he is unhappy with his mail delivery. But unlike others, he was tossed into...
A Lack of Trust
In 1988, when he led a campaign to call a new constitutional convention in Illinois, Pat Quinn used the slogan "Trust the People." Now, Mr. Quinn - the self-styled champion of the grass roots who wants to move from state treasurer to secretary of state...
An Internal Alarm Clock Scientists Have Discovered That There
An Internal Alarm ClockScientists have discovered that there is a biological clock gene in mice, and therefore, probably in humans. And they have found that without that gene, the clock stops - leaving the rodents with no internal mechanism to tell them...
Annexation Prospects Eat Up South County People with Proposals Discuss Slicing Up Area; Hearings Set
By fall, the St. Louis County Boundary Commission could be considering proposals for incorporations and annexations that would cover all of the unincorporated areas of South County except Affton.Representatives of most groups with proposals for South...
A Silent Killer Stalks Joplin
The dangerous levels of lead found in the blood of children living in an old mining area in southwestern Missouri has made the problem of lead poisoning very real for Missourians who normally associate it with inner-city children and lead-based paint.A...
Bad News: Foreign Con Artists Active, Hard to Catch
The FBI has bad news and good news and bad news about international business fraud.The bad news is that it's getting worse.The good news is that most international crooks are still using the classic con games, like the Ponzi scheme. These are scams most...
BASEBALL IS FIGHTING FOR HEARTS, DOLLARS Series: BASEBALL: PASTIME OR PAST TIME SIDEBAR
"There's a competition for dollars in baseball," Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser said. "But first of all, there's a competition for the heart. The heart has to come before the dollars."Fans still seem to be giving big-league baseball the benefit...
Birdies Lift Davies to Major Title
England's Laura Davies won her second successive tournament and the second major of her career Sunday, pulling away on the back nine en route to a 3-under-par 68 that gave her the LPGA Championship in Wilmington, Del.Davies distanced herself from the...
Board Changes Mind on Police Post
The Valley Park Board of Aldermen has effectively reversed an earlier resolution to appoint a police administrator and make the job of the elected police chief-marshal into a part-time position.In its first official meeting since recent elections, the...
Board Member Seeks 3-Year Accounting for Building Fund
The Rockwood School Board has asked the district administration for an item-by-item accounting of the building fund for the last three years.The request was made by new board member C. Nelson Devenport last week. It is meant to clarify accounting procedures...
Board Seeks 3-Year Accounting for Fund New Member Asks for Clarification on Building Project Losses
The Rockwood School Board has asked the district administration for an item-by-item accounting of the building fund for the last three years.The request was made by new board member C. Nelson Devenport last week. It is meant to clarify accounting procedures...
Board Votes to Fire City Attorney, Clerk
The Moline Acres Board of Aldermen has voted in a special meeting to fire the city clerk and city attorney - both perceived supporters of Mayor Luther Bogan.Three of the board's members had attempted to conduct the termination proceedings in secret last...
Boeing's New Jetliner Is Designed for Those in Business of Flying
When Boeing's new 777 jetliner flies into service a year or so from now, business travelers may find its designers had them in mind.While interior set-ups ranging from the number of seats and their spacing to the classes of service will vary by airline,...
Bone Deformity Causes Youth's Rounded Back
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 13-year-old student. I was diagnosed with Scheuermann's disease last summer. I was taking Naprosyn for it, but my mom switched me to ibuprofen. It seems to be working, but I am still experiencing some discomfort. I also have...
Boomers Fueling Casual Dining Boom
On a recent Saturday evening at 6:45, the wait at the Lone Star Steakhouse in St. Charles was 70 minutes. Next door at Black-eyed Pea, the wait was 40 minutes.A few yards away, separated by an entrance to the shopping center, Chevys had a 90-minute queue,...
Bugging Bugs: Store Sells Insects That Eat Other Insects
Ken Miller gets a kick out of the people who wander into his store and say, "You mean you sell real bugs here?"Yes, the Bug Store sells real live bugs. Millions of them."Some people are grossed out by it," said Miller, the 35-year-old entrepreneur.'The...
Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Lawrence M. Poger CLU, has established an independent insurance and consulting office. Address: 711 Old Ballas Road, Suite 110, St. Louis, Mo. 63114. Phone: 314-997-9340, 800-844-4999; fax: 314-432-8393.</P><P>Mid-America...
Cards Go Bump in the 9th Expos Score 4 Times, Win 9-8
The roller coaster ride the Cardinals have taken through the first seven weeks of the season lurched Sunday afternoon, and the Redbirds were thrown from the car.With the Cardinals on the verge of a sure win, the Montreal Expos scored four runs in the...
Carla Trosper: Powering Her Way Up
Hard work and a desire to win have paid off for weight lifter Carla Trosper. Early this month, Trosper took second place in the American Drug Free Power Lifting Association Women's (ADFPA) National competition in Chicago."I was a no-name - a first time...
Challenge Clinton on Issues, Not Smut
The Clinton people could not have devised a more brilliant plan for advancing their domestic legislative and political agenda than that provided by the accusations of Paula Corbin Jones.Jones, who is making history by charging a president of the United...
Charting Your Own Rising Star
If you want to find out whether there's a star on your forehead but your company won't tell you, go to your boss and ask, "How qualified am I to do your job?" and "What advice do you have to give me?"That way, you may be able to divine whether you stand...
Chevys Uses St. Louis as a Market Test Site
With the muscle of Pepsico Inc. behind it, Chevys has declared St. Louis a major outpost in what may become a national chain.Chevys is a Mexican concept based in San Francisco. Three of at least four units planned for this market have opened recently,...
Children Need Guaranteed Health Care
Chicanery and deceptive advertising over President Bill Clinton's health-care reform plan are being used to scare people into thinking they would have rationed, government-controlled medical care. The financial interests feeding this campaign have much...
Chile Peppers: They're Hot Stuff in the Kitchen
CHILE PEPPERS come in all shapes and sizes - and temperaments. The rule of thumb to guess spiciness, or heat, is this: the larger and greener the pepper, the sweeter; the smaller and redder, the hotter. Some exceptions exist. The searing habanero, the...
Collection of Hints Gives Comfort to the Cook
MOVE OVER, Heloise. There's competition in the kitchen. The befuddled, the inquisitive, the inept and even the competent can turn their troubles over to the "The Food Lover's Tiptionary" by Sharon Tyler Herbst (Hearst Books, $15).This master of clever...
College Volunteers Get Help to Go Where They're Needed
Last summer, some college students who wanted to help flooded areas were frustrated because they had no way to get to the hard-hit towns.This summer, the problem is solved.The director of the Illinois Office of Volunteerism, Allyson Zedler, said calls...
Council Considers Legalizing Non-Sports Ticket Scalping
Brokers could resell tickets to rock concerts and other non-sports attractions for as much as double the face value under a weakened ticket scalping bill before the St. Louis County Council.The sponsor, Councilman Kurt Odenwald, R-Shrewsbury, wanted...
Country Club Lunch Gives Brownies Chance to Shine Girls Display Good Manners, Learned for Badge
Inside a pink-papered room at Glen Echo Country Club, 20 chairs surrounded a large square table where white cloths gleamed and white china plates sported napkins shaped to resemble bird of paradise flowers.Into this elegant setting filed 16 Brownies...
Deadbeat Parents Will Feel Byte California Program Will Be Able to Track Them across State Lines
A California program that uses computers to track down deadbeat parents and collect child support is about to go nationwide.The expanded program will authorize collection agencies to garnishee earnings, even if the delinquent parent has moved out-of-state.The...
Deciding What to Keep
Tthe most important part of organizing documents is deciding what to keep and what to discard.I belong to the "keep everything, just in case" school, but I do recognize that my old Boy Scout merit badge notebooks may be outdated now. So, if really pressed...
Democracy's Victory in South Africa
Thoughtful Americans have long argued that foreign policy is not a governmental concern alone. As Bayard Rustin once said, "The question of democracy and human rights in Africa must not be left to (our) government alone, it is equally the responsibility...
Devils Beat Rangers in 2nd Ot 4-3
Stephane Richer's goal at 15:23 of the second overtime gave the New Jersey Devils a 4-3 victory Sunday night over the New York Rangers in the first game of the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference final.Richer took a pass from Bobby Carpenter...
Don't Trust Living-Trust Peddlers
The scalawags are coming, wearing sweet smiles and toting brief cases full of forms.They're making a killing hawking over-priced "living trusts" to old people who want to do right by their relatives after death.Living trusts are often a good idea: In...
Doughnut Lovers Flip for Warm Popovers
CAll THEM popovers or fritters or doughnut puffs - whatever the name, this sounds like the recipe Carolyn Engelken of St. Louis requested.Recipes bearing all those names came from Rosemary Edwards, St. Louis; Diane Friedmeyer, Chesterfield; Pat Merz...
Early Hemingway Offers Hope for Late Bloomers
Aspiring Hemingways, take heart: There was a time when Ernest was no Hemingway.The evidence is in a book of Ernest Hemingway's earliest writings, compiled by librarians at his high school. It shows both the first glimmers of his mature style and his...
Egg on Your Face? Not If You Follow This Advice: Butter Your Corn Two Rows at a Time Don't Drink from the Finger Bowl and Never, Never Double Dip
Break out the finger bowls, the plastic table covers, the damp face cloths and the floss. Messy food season is upon us.Etiquette experts adore it. They see every artichoke, asparagus stalk, corn corb and fried drumstick as fodder for a how-to lesson....
Emotional Schumacher Wins in Monaco
Michael Schumacher, the heir-apparent to Ayrton Senna as the dominant driver in Formula One, capped a turbulent week with a smooth victory Sunday in the Monaco Grand Prix.Schumacher paid an emotional tribute to Senna, who had won a record six times in...
Ethnic Cooking: It's All Greek (Well, Almost) to This Columnist
WHEN IT COMES to ethnic cooking, it's all Greek to us.We tend to spend a lot of time at ethnic restaurants. There are two reasons. We like to experience all sorts of tastes. And, usually, the price is pretty good. Eating ethnic sometimes makes you wonder...
Ex-Actor Loves Work as `Hospital' Writer
AS the writing credits roll at the end of "General Hospital," viewers may find a familiar name from soaps - Lewis Arlt. Arlt played David Sutton on "Search for Tomorrow" (1976-77, 1982) and two roles on "Another World" - David Thatcher (1983-84) and...
Fast Lane Thrills Not Worth It
DOES TRAFFIC MAKE your head pound? Does congestion trouble you? If so, Dr. Roadmap has a few prescriptions for you:Avoid the fast lane. It's not as fast as you think.Don't speed. It'll only slow you down.Look at a map first, even if you know how to...
Fat City: Rap against Margarine Is Spreading
A Harvard University professor says a little-known type of fat in margarine and other processed foods could be responsible for 30,000 of the nation's annual deaths from heart disease.U.S. researchers last year reported that diets high in margarine -...
Fittipaldi Falls Short in Pole Run Unser Fast Enough to Head Indy Field
Emerson Fittipaldi was standing along pit road Sunday afternoon, awaiting his turn to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.Up walked his teammate, Al Unser Jr."Junior says 10 minutes before my run: `Emmo, the track is going to be beautiful for you. The sun...
Foreign Aid to South Africa Is Special Case for America
With the installation of Nelson Mandela as president last week, South Africa went from being a political story to an economic one. But it is soon likely to become a political one again - though of a different kind.Right now everyone wonders how the new...
For the Best of Both Worlds, Zap and Grill Meat and Poultry
WHEN A microwave oven competes with a barbecue grill for dinner duty, what are the results?Advantage microwave: Meat and poultry cook quickly in a microwave, without heating up the kitchen.Advantage grill: Golden chicken skin and a nicely seared finish...
Garbanzos: More Than Salad-Bar Sprinkles
FEW INGREDIENTS taste good straight out of a can, but garbanzo beans are an outstanding exception. Their firm, pleasant texture and nutty flavor keep well, and they don't get mushy or fall apart when reheated in a sauce.To many people, garbanzo beans...
Gin and Raisin `Remedy' for Arthritis Pain
Q: A neighbor gave my wife a recipe for "arthritis relief" that involves soaking golden raisins in gin. When the gin has completely evaporated, she is to eat nine raisins a day.</P><P>She's just starting to eat these raisins, so we don't...
Graduates Grow Rich after School of Hard Knocks
THERE WAS A time in this country when Henry Ford was a role model.He had an idea - he wanted to build cars that the masses could afford - and he figured out a way to translate his idea into reality.There were a number of people like that in the old days....
Handgun Use in Crime Reaches Record Level
The number of crimes committed with a handgun approached 1 million in 1992 and occurred at a record rate, the Justice Department reported Sunday.Handguns were used in a growing percentage of violent crimes because handgun use increased while nonfatal...
Harder to Lose an Arm and a Leg with Arm Funds
As mortgage rates rise, income-oriented investors may want to consider a category of mutual funds that were among the poorer bond performers last year: Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) funds.These mutual funds buy home loans that were made at adjustable...
Here Are Alternatives to Starting Up Your Own Business
A reader who had been laid off from his job asked how to start a new career as an entrepreneur and minimize the risk associated with starting a new business.At the time, we discussed starting a new business from scratch. But there are alternatives, such...
History Repeats Itself as Knicks Lose in Chicago
See if this sounds familiar: The New York Knicks win two games at home, come here, stand around while the Chicago Bulls' star extracts himself from controversy, lose twice, go home unhappy.It happened a year ago around Michael Jordan's jaunt to Atlantic...
Home (Plate) Wasn't Same without Pagnozzi
Of the seven Cardinals who have landed on the disabled list this season, catcher Tom Pagnozzi was missed the most.Opponents have stolen 28 bases in 33 attempts against the Cardinals when Pagnozzi wasn't catching; he has thrown out four out of five, including...
Home Rule Housing Turns Back Clock, Puts Focus on Neighborliness
Donna Reed would feel at home at Twin Chimneys, a residential development in St. Charles where neighbors talk across fences, race in friendly competition at the clubhouse swimming pool and hunt Easter eggs on common ground."It is just like when we were...
Howell North Turns Back Challenge from Duchesne
With the District 11 title on the line, the soccer teams from Francis Howell North and Duchesne high schools squared off in an old-fashioned defensive battle Friday night.Top-seeded tournament host Howell North came out on top 1-0, getting a goal from...
How to Get Kids to Do Those Chores
`I WAS out in front planting some annuals when my daughter drove into the driveway," said Mary. "As she got out of the car, we had this exchange.""I'd like you to mow the lawn tonight," I said."I don't want to do it tonight," her daughter said."No, you...
Hrabko Resigns His Post as President of Council
Richard Hrabko, the president of the Chesterfield City Council and the city's power broker, has resigned.Hrabko, who also is the county airport director, submitted a brief letter of resignation to Chesterfield Mayor Jack Leonard on Tuesday saying only...
Jericho Settlers Defy PLO Authority
Jewish settlers defied PLO authority Sunday by carrying automatic rifles into a Jericho synagogue guarded by Palestinian policemen.In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian gunmen fired on Israeli soldiers, and one Palestinian was killed and four were wounded in...
JEWELS SHINE AMID FAILURES IN KANSAS CITY Series: Black, White and Brown 40 Years of Desegregation Sidebar Story
THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom is that this city's school desegregation program is a costly failure, born of judicial excess and the naive notion that better school buildings and programs can make a difference in the education of poor black children.The program's...
Just 50 Bucks Makes You Liable for Social Security Taxes
The widely ignored rules now on the books say you are liable for Social Security taxes on wages paid to household helpers when you pay cash wages of more than $50 in a three-month calendar quarter to a household employee.The Internal Revenue Service...
Keeping Posted
State Sues Gas Station ChainA chain of service stations is in hot water for selling gasoline too cheaply in West Quincy.Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon sued Ware-Klump Oil Co. for selling gasoline below cost.The state said the company was trying...
Kidnap Attempt Guilty; Acquittal in Father's Death
A jury in Pike County has found Rickie L. Salmon of O'Fallon guilty of trying to kidnap two sisters outside a bowling alley in O'Fallon in 1992, but the jury acquitted Salmon of a second-degree murder charge in the death of the sisters' father.The father,...
Label of Contents New FDA Rules Should Make Life Easier for Health-Conscius Consumers
WHAT a concept. A food really has to be low in fat before it can be labeled "low fat."Foods also really have to have significantly fewer calories to be called "low calorie" or "light."And for the first time, mortal humans will be able to tell just how...
Last Golf Course Upholds Tradition of Old Route 66 Facility Hangs in as Neighbors Fall to Progress
The old world of U.S. Route 66 keeps tumbling to make room for the new. The 66 Park-In Theatre is rubble. The Coral Courts Motel is imperiled. Kenrick Seminary's piece of quiet countryside is pavement.But a few landmarks still flourish here. The most...
Leafs Happy to Avoid Sharks' Bite
The San Jose Sharks never were really in Saturday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, although that didn't become clear until the third period.But the Sharks took the National Hockey League playoff series the distance and played 14 games of...
`Legacy Lives On' Homer G. Phillips, Wife Are Honored with a Headstone
Whites and blacks and Christians and Jews sang hymns, read psalms and said "Amen" as buglers played taps Sunday at a ceremony to dedicate a memorial headstone that marks the graves of Homer G. Phillips and his wife, Ida Perle Phillips.Phillips and his...
Local Marketer to Purchase Firm Based in New York
St. Louis direct marketer DIMAC Direct has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Direct Marketing Group Inc. of in New York City.The transaction is expected to be completed in 30 days. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.After the acquisition,...
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...
Measuring Metrics: Arbitrarily Count It Humbug
In one of the later adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, a hot-air balloon lifts the boys high over the countryside around Hannibal.Tom leans over the gondola's rim and reckons that the balloon has drifted into Illinois airspace. Huck insists that...
Memories of Abuse, False and Otherwise
Dear Ann Landers: When I read your column about the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, I felt as if I had been stabbed in the back by a trusted friend.I sat at my kitchen table and cried with that column in front of me. I heard the wails of anguish from...
Microbrewery Plan Is Brewing, Slowly
The Clayton Board of Aldermen still faces the issue of allowing a microbrewery on Clayton Road after hearing complaints from residents in the neighborhood.Alderman Susan Korsmeyer, 3rd Ward, said, "I have a problem separating in my mind the concept of...
Monday Memo
Up there in The Northland, driving in the daytime is no excuse for turning off your lights.In Canada, you see, driving with your headlights on - even in the middle of the day - is the law, on late-model cars. And the phenomenon, if not the law, is coming...
MONEY MATTERS BASEBALL PICTURE IS DOMINATED BY GREEN Series: BASEBALL: PASTIME OR PAST TIME SECOND OF FOUR PARTS
Forget whether the ball is juiced. Forget whether baseball has enough good pitchers. Forget the artificial turf-grass debate.Baseball's on-field "problems" don't register anywhere near the top of the list of things that bother players and management.Ask...
Monkeys: Helpmate or Handful?
THIS furry little monkey could be seen as a source of unconditional love, or as a source of added problems in the lives of people who may already be struggling.Meet Ringo, a 7-year-old capuchin that will eventually live with a disabled person and help...
Moore Finds Different Challenge Coaching Girls Track
Joe Moore is hard to miss these days. He's the guy with the shaved head, burly build and a group of female athletes around him.Moore is the coach of the Berkeley High girls track team, a perennial power in Missouri Class 3A.It's an odd fit, but a fit...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The honors keep pouring in for Marvelous MARV THRONEBERRY, legendary first sacker for the original New York Mets. Marv hasn't made it into Cooperstown yet, but word from Cincinnati is that a rock band, which began playing in 1990, has taken his name....
Msd Official Takes Double Job to Help District $12,000 Raise Adds Executive Director to Director of Operations
John Koeper will receive a raise of about $12,000 a year when he becomes executive director of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District on June 1.But he will hold two jobs - executive director and his current one, director of operations. He agreed to...
Msd to Check Storm-Water Systems `We Don't Even Know What's out There,' Says Engineering Director
Metropolitan Sewer District officials say they will conduct a two-year inventory of storm water systems.Robert G. Butchko, director of engineering, says the district hopes to develop a comprehensive plan for development of capital projects. A list of...
Nba's Brawls Are More Silly Than Violent
National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern was at ringside Friday night when the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls threw more punches than you'll see in most heavyweight boxing championships.New York's Derek Harper hit Chicago's JoJo English....
New Band, Floor Ready for City Hall Dance
A new dance floor and a new band will be on tap Friday at the monthly Big Band Dance at St. Peters City Hall.The portable hardwood floor is about 40 feet by 40 feet, more than double the size of the old one, said Rich Nau-Dewitt, recreational programmer...
New Ordinance Updates Fishing Rules
The Bel-Ridge Board of Trustees has passed an ordinance updating fishing regulations in Arrowhead Park.The new ordinance, approved during a meeting last Thursday, prohibits fishing in the lake without a permit from City Hall. A permit must be bought...
`Nick News' Helps Kids with `Stranger Danger'
TELEVISION does more than turn children into pint-sized couch potatoes. It also rattles them with images of a dangerous world brought home.When 12-year-old Polly Klaas was kidnapped from her home in Petaluma, Calif., and later found slain, the TV news...
"No Room for Cynicism,' Mrs. Clinton Tells Grads Illinois Commencement Provides a Bully Pulpit for Health Reform Push
Before Hillary Rodham Clinton told graduating students at the University of Illinois Sunday that universal health care in this nation was a moral imperative, there came the wave.The ceremony, after all, was in the Assembly Hall, home of Lou Henson's...
Not All Women Are the Same
Imagine that Anita Hill had come forward with her accusations against Clarence Thomas more than a year after he had been confirmed by the Senate. Imagine that she had chosen to introduce herself to the American people at a press conference sponsored...
Obituaries
Alice E. Willbrand</P><P>Alice E. Willbrand, 79, of St. Charles, died Friday (May 13, 1994) at St. Joseph Health Center in St.Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Willbrand was a retired presser at the St. Charles Garment Co. in St. Charles,...
Oil Wildcatters Struggle to Survive
Bill Dost loads his four-wheel drive with tools and a chainsaw to make the rounds among his 50 petroleum wells scattered across Oklahoma.Sometimes, he brings his 2-year-old daughter to keep him company on trips that can stretch 600 miles in a day. At...
On-the-Go Mom Stirs Up Easy Dish
LORRAINE GALLOWAY CAN be forgiven for throwing away more than a few of her first cooking efforts. She was, after all, only 11 years old.And she was a perfectionist. "I'd make cakes from scratch, but I'd get frustrated because I could never frost them...
`Overachiever' Lives Life with Wide-Open Eyes
The term "overachiever" could have been invented to describe O'Fallon Township High School's Lesley Lin Chen.Just reading her resume of some 200 academic awards, extracurricular activities and community service projects brings on fatigue in an ordinary...
Pacers' Win Puts Hawks in 3-1 Hole `3 Phenomenal Plays' Spark 102-86 Victory
The Indiana Pacers, who never won an NBA playoff series before this year, are one victory away from a trip to the Eastern Conference finals after beating the Atlanta Hawks again Sunday.The Pacers' 102-86 victory was achieved with the help of a franchise...
Paella Combines Flavors of Spain
YEARS AGO, on a short visit to Spain, I was hoping to eat paella - but never did.Each time I ordered it, the waiter would explain apologetically that the chef made paella only on certain nights. I was always dining on the wrong night.I returned home...
Party to Celebrate Election Cost Close to Workers' Wages
A victory party for promoters of riverboat gambling in St. Charles County cost almost as much as the wages paid to residents in the area who were hired to help in the promotion.During the campaign leading up to the election April 5, a committee called...
People
Directing the new movie "A Million to Juan" left PAUL RODRIGUEZ feeling less than a million bucks."It was a pain," Rodriguez said.Rodriguez managed to overcome a budget considerably less than $1 million, thanks to stars like EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, RUBEN...
People to People
Family: I am looking for my brother, Edward (Ed) Fitzpatrick. I lost contact with him after a family reunion and his return to the United States 10 years ago.He was born in Liverpool, England, in 1941 to Peter and Lily Fitzpatrick. He immigrated to...
Points to Ponder before a Meeting to Write a Will
Q. I have an appointment to meet with an attorney to update my will. A lot of things have changed since I made the will. My husband passed away, my three children have grown up, and I have two grandchildren now. I've gathered financial information and...
Preventive Medicine Enforce Cigarette Ban for Minors, Teens Say
MIKE CARTER, 16, wishes he hadn't started smoking three years ago. He thinks if the law banning sales of cigarettes to minors had been enforced, he might never have taken that first puff.Cathy and Heather, 15-year-olds in a Parkway high school, also...
Pride on Display Parade Backing Annie Malone Is `All about the Community'
Just before 1 p.m., the 65 members of the International Studies Middle School marching band were fidgeting in position, with no choice but to wait for the opening whistle and the command to step.So began the 106th Anniversary May Day Parade for the Annie...
Pupil's Dedication to Making Change Sparks Earth Week
When Colin Wellenkamp was 11 years old, he became acutely aware of dangers to planet Earth from misuse of the environment.His concern translated into formation of the Earth Day Committee at Chaminade College Preparatory School in 1989 when he was in...
Put It on the P.A
The Kirkwood High School concert and symphonic bands and orchestra will perform in the final concert of the school year on Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the school, 801 West Essex Avenue. The concert is open to the public and is...
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