St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 27, 1994

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2nd-Degree Murder Verdict against Dye in Wife's Death
When a jury came back Thursday after finding William B. Dye guilty of murdering his wife, the reaction of the victim's father was one of relief.Frank Reiss said, "I'm happy he's gone. He won't be able to harm anybody else or our granddaughter."Dye, 28,...
7 Million Homeless
Some descriptions of displaced Americans during the 1930s bear a striking similarity to today's homeless victims. In the first instance, people were uprooted mainly by economic problems; in these times, they're being pushed into the streets by callous...
8 Vikings Sign for College Football
As soon as Francis Howell High football coach Tom Guenzler saw his current group of seniors, he knew he had something special."Even as freshmen, you could tell we had a great group of athletes in this class, " Guenzler said. "We had 26 seniors on the...
Activities Schedule to Observe Memorial Day, Start of Summer
Activities ranging from graveside tributes to veterans, to the opening of swimming pools, are featured for this long Memorial Day weekend, the traditional beginning of the summer vacation season.The 33rd annual memorial service to honor deceased veterans...
Ahoy, Nothing: Hubble Telescope Spies Conclusive Evidence of Black Hole
Astronomers peering through the Hubble Space Telescope say they have found the first conclusive evidence for the existence of a super-massive "black hole" - a phenomenon with gravity so huge it traps everything that comes near, even light.On Wednesday,...
Aide Quits after Flak on Outing Golf Trip in Rough; Clinton `Very Upset'
A senior White House aide resigned under pressure Thursday after it became known he had used a presidential helicopter for a golf outing in Maryland."The taxpayers will not be out one red cent for whatever happened there," President Bill Clinton promised...
Aid to Flooding Victims May Discourage Insurance Report Wants Focus to Be on Curbing Flood Plain Development
The federal flood insurance program failed to reach thousands of Midwesterners most at risk from high water last summer, in part because disaster assistance payments to the uninsured "creates a perception" that flood coverage isn't worthwhile, a new...
American Culture Is Just Swell, but It's a Work in Progress
The Lake County, Fla., school board, complying with a state directive, agreed to teach multiculturalism - but with a twist: that no matter what, American culture is "superior to other foreign or historic cultures." With that, the phone rang off the hook...
Area Youths Find Slick New Sport
Ten-year-old Brandon Jackson protected his goal like any National Hockey League goaltender. With his goalie pads, glove and mask, he even looked the part.He stopped Blues players Brendan Shanahan, Basil McRae, Tony Hrkac, Tom Tilley and even general...
A Renewal of Commitment
IF YOU SAW the Pretenders on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago, you saw a renewal of commitment to a band that has not functioned as such for more than 10 years.Chrissie Hynde, singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist, has kept the Pretenders' name...
A Trade Truce with Japan
"We were seen as shrill and having blinders on," said Bowman Cutter, the White House official directing the Clinton administration's Japanese strategy. That's a mild admission of error about a policy that entirely failed and that has now thankfully been...
At the Finish, Cards Have Fight Left for Phils 10-5
The first two months of the Cardinals' season have featured brawls, bloops, blasts, blunders and an occasional hit with men in scoring position.But if anything can be derived so far, it is that the Cardinals are good at finishing what they start, even...
Bedroom Police Get a Nose-Tweaking
Some of us who were slow to surrender reservations about Roe vs. Wade experienced an awakening two years ago, when the state of Pennsylvania was defending its new and restrictive abortion law before the Supreme Court.The awakening came with a bang: Justice...
Beleaguered Airlines Are Poised for Takeoff
The beleaguered airline industry, grounded in the hangar and stalled on the runway for four years, appears ready to take off again.Investors in airline stocks may enjoy the flight.It's true that the improved economy hasn't yet produced long-awaited gains...
Bishops' Holocaust Stance Stirs Rome
The Vatican distanced itself Thursday from a document drafted by German and Polish bishops that acknowledges that the Roman Catholic Church fostered centuries of anti-Semitism and failed to intercede in the Holocaust.According to reports from Israel,...
Bosley Caning Proposal Sent to City Counselor
A plan to publicly cane graffiti writers is moving forward, Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. said Thursday.Bosley, who announced his plan last week, said he and five other aldermen wrote Wednesday to City Counselor Ronnie White seeking a legal opinion on...
Boundary Panel Ruled out of Bounds Court Strikes Down County Commission
The Missouri Supreme Court has invalidated the St. Louis County Boundary Commission.The court said unanimously Thursday that the law authorizing the commission applied only to St. Louis County and not to other first-class charter counties in the state,...
Briefcase
St. LouisPHARMACEUTICALSD & K Drug Announces AcquisitionD & K Wholesale Drug Inc. said Wednesday it has signed a letter of intent to buy some of the assets of the Drug Distributors Unit of Malone & Hyde Inc.Malone & Hyde is a subsidiary of Flemings Cos....
Briefs
WorldSOLZHENITSYN`I Am So Overwhelmed,' Writer Declares After ArrivalAlexander Solzhenitsyn, the Nobel Prize-winning Russian author, returned home today after two decades in exile.Solzhenitsyn, 75, stooped and touched the ground with both hands after...
Briefs
IllinoisHARTFORD330 Refinery Workers Reach Safety MilestoneThe goal was elusive for more than a quarter-century, but Clark Refining & Marketing Inc. finally has been able to log 1 million consecutive worker-hours at its Hartford Refinery without a lost-time...
Briefs
MissouriST. LOUIS COUNTYCouncil Tries New Block Of Times Beach FacilityThe St. Louis County Council took another stab Thursday at trying to block the planned dioxin incinerator at Times Beach, unanimously passing a resolution urging state highway officials...
Brown Seeks Cloth World Deal
Brown Group Inc. is looking for a merger partner for Cloth World, a retail fabric chain that is the company's only non-shoe business, says B.A. "Dolph" Bridgewater, chairman and chief executive of Brown.But Brown is willing to wait for the right partner...
Cabdriver Killed Teen in Self-Defense, Authorities Decide
The cabdriver who killed a teen-age robber acted in self defense and will face no serious charges for keeping a .22-caliber pistol in his cab, St. Louis police and prosecutors said Thursday.Lewis Owens, the driver, may not be charged at all."Mr. Owens...
Can O'corn Illinois Farm Boy Defies Odds, Sinks Roots in Cards' Mound
Bryan Eversgerd's story comes right out of the 1930s.A boy who loves riding atop a tractor almost as much as playing baseball grows up entralled with the St. Louis Cardinals. His mother knows of his dream, and she dreams along with him that some day...
Can O' Corn Illinois Farm Boy Defies Odds, Sinks Roots in Cards' Mound
Bryan Eversgerd's story comes right out of the 1930s.A boy who loves riding atop a tractor almost as much as playing baseball grows up enthralled with the St. Louis Cardinals. His mother knows of his dream, and she dreams along with him that some day...
Casino Queen Defends Her Throne Admiral Ends Monopoly, So E. St. Louis Boat Cuts Prices, Ups Prizes
The reign of the Casino Queen as the only gambling boat on the downtown riverfront may end tonight. But she's not about to give up her dominion - nor her treasure chest - without a battle.With the start of riverboat gambling competition in Missouri,...
Casinos Prepare to Throw the Dice Riverboats May Open Today or Tomorrow
On waters churning with court challenges and legal questions, Missouri's riverboat gambling law is about to launch its first casinos.Sometime today or tomorrow, limited gambling is expected to open at the Admiral in St. Louis and at Casino St. Charles....
Centralia's Gaetti Discovering New Baseball Life with Royals
Gary Gaetti is glad to have the company from home.Until last season, Centralia's Gaetti alone gave downstate Illinois baseball fans daily pride in looking at big-league baseball's box scores.Then along came Montreal Expos pitcher Kirk Rueter, from nearby...
Central Outlasts West 8-6 in Hazelwood Class 4a Battle
Hazelwood West's Lenny Kelley came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth with the bases loaded, two outs and his team trailing Hazelwood Central 8-4.Kelley slapped a two-strike single to right field, driving in two runs and giving West fans reason...
Change at Sverdrup; Beumer Is Named CEO
Richard E. Beumer, president of Sverdrup Corp., will take over leadership of the corporation, assuming the combined position of president and chief executive.As chief executive, Beumer also will be responsible for overall direction of the corporation...
China Wins Favored Trade Status
President Bill Clinton renewed most-favored-nation status for China on Thursday and broke the link between China's human rights record and U.S. trade."We have reached the end of the usefulness of that policy," Clinton said. He added, "I am plainly offering...
Church Notes
Sunday ServiceA Service of Commemoration and Remembrance will be observed at the 8:30 and 10:45 am services Sunday at St. Charles Christian Church, 1815 Boonslick, St. Charles. Loved ones who have died in the past year will be remembered by the lighting...
Clinton Signs Bill on Abortion Access Those Blocking Clinics Can Get Jail, Fines
President Bill Clinton signed legislation Thursday that subjects protesters to jail time and stiff fines if they block access to abortion clinics.Opponents called the law a blow to free speech and went to court to try to block it. But feminists and rights...
Club's Been `like Family' for Boys
FOR MANY AMERICANS, the 1930s and 1940s were tough years.They were especially tough for the poor, who suffered through the Great Depression even more than those who had been middle-class before the 1929 stock-market crash.Paul J. Simon was born into...
Convicted Labor Official Assails Prosecutors
Federal prosecutors are trying to set back the labor movement more than 50 years by harassing and imprisoning activist leaders, according to a railroad union official from Sappington who has been sentenced to five months in a federal prison.The official,...
Cool & Unusual
Big food: Even if you think you've heard all the hype surrounding "The Flintstones," chances are you haven't heard much about the chop-bustingly huge food that's a large part of it.Finding Gargantuan grub was no mean feat: cocktail olives the size of...
Council Picks 3 as Finalists in Casino Bid
The St. Charles County Council has reduced the number of casino suitors to three, and the council chairman says the one winning the county's hand will have to offer more than money."We're trying to do this from the lessons we've learned from watching...
County Youth Team `Cyclones' Compete in Florissant Meet
The Cyclones, a St. Charles County track and field club, competed in the Florissant Invitational last weekend at Hazelwood Central High School.Following are the club's top results:Sub-Bantam Boys(Ages 8-and-under)Tom McDaniel - 400 (fifth, 2 minutes).Kevin...
Daly Quits as Nets Coach, Takes 2 Broadcast Jobs
Chuck Daly walked away from coaching Thursday and into a broadcasting career.Daly, who will be 64 in July, said the grind of almost four decades as either an assistant or head coach caught up with him dramatically this season and contributed to his decision...
Danforth, Boren Propose Major Overhaul of Tax System
Two senators proposed a major overhaul of the U.S. tax system Thursday that would replace the corporate income tax and some other taxes with a "Business Activities Tax" to be passed along to consumers in the way of higher-priced goods.Sens. John C. Danforth,...
Double Time Shelton, Easley Carry Howell Colors at State Tourney
Matt Shelton and Jered Easley are just looking to have a little fun this weekend."There's no pressure on us at all," said Shelton, who'll team with Francis Howell teammate Easley in doubles at the Class 4A state tennis championships today and Saturday...
Driving While Talking on Phone Can Be a Hazard
Dear Ann Landers: Last year, a close friend of mine was injured in a car accident. It seems that the woman behind him was attempting to drive, talk on her car phone and use a laptop computer all at the same time.Recently, I narrowly escaped a head-on...
Eddie Murphy and the Cops Are Back
"BEVERLY HILLS COP III" Rating: R. Running time: 1:44.</P><P>AXEL FOLEY is back. And while he's definitely not better than ever, he's not bad either.</P><P>Under the direction of John Landis for this third outing of the Detroit...
Enemy of the Future: A Warrior with Nothing to Lose
AN ARMY MAJOR says in an influential military journal that the United States may lack the spine to fight its likeliest enemy.That enemy: a "warrior class" rising around the world as traditional governments fall in places like Haiti.The major is Ralph...
Equestrian Arena Looks to East St. Louis
A proposal for an equestrian center that didn't work last year in Chesterfield is resurfacing in East St. Louis as part of a $120 million project that would include a marina and a riverboat casino.The riverfront site would be south of the Poplar Street...
Final Four Divides Principal's Loyalties
As principal at Incarnate Word Academy, Randy Berzon will root for the Red Knights in the Missouri high school girls soccer championships at the Billiken Sports Complex.But Berzon also will root for Nerinx Hall and John F. Kennedy.Berzon has worked at...
Florida Can Sue Tobacco Firms for Its Medicaid Costs
Gov. Lawton Chiles signed a bill touted as the nation's toughest anti-tobacco measure Thursday. The law gives the state of Florida new legal tools to sue tobacco companies for the costs of caring for Medicaid patients stricken by smoking-related illnesses.Chiles...
Flyers Seeking Their 8th State Championship
Coming off a 135-point performance in last week's Class AA boys sectional meet, the East St. Louis Flyers will shoot for their eighth Illinois high school track and field championship in the two-day state meet starting today in Charleston.The Flyers...
Former Terrorist Heads PLO Police Unit
ON A SUNDAY night in October 1967, she went to a John Wayne movie and left a bomb ticking in the theater packed with 800 people. This week, she was named the new head of the women's unit of the PLO police.Fatima Birnawi looks back with pride and few...
Fyvush Finkel Finds `New Life' at Age 71
FYVUSH FINKEL, who plays attorney Douglas Wambaugh on "Picket Fences," is one of TV's freshest faces.At age 71. After more than 60 years in show business.Go figure.Of course, there are many reasons to watch "Picket Fences" (9 p.m. Fridays on Channel...
Gop Has Proposal on Haiti Plan Calls for Using Nearby Isle as Haven
Republican lawmakers concerned that President Bill Clinton might invade Haiti while Congress is in recess, called Thursday for President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's exiled government to be set up on a Haitian island.A spokesman for Aristide said such a...
Hal Linden: A Symphony of Achievements
HAL LINDEN laughs a little when he calls himself "the last of the Renaissance men." But the label fits.Linden was back in Los Angeles last week after a whirlwind trip to New York for the announcement that his new sitcom had been picked up by CBS for...
Illinois Lawmakers Staying Put Legislature Won't Adjourn on Time Thanks to Gop, Speaker Charges
House Republicans claim they were all packed and ready to leave town today, the scheduled adjournment of the Legislature.They had better hope their tickets are refundable.House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, on Thursday made official what everyone...
It's Elementary: Chlorine Can't Be Banned
According to outraged anti-enviros, "The enviros want to ban chlorine!" The outrage would be appropriate if the charge were true. Chlorine is a chemical element, a component of the planet. You might as well ban gravity, or granite, or the salt in the...
Jackson Drive in 5 Runs as Angels Whip Tigers
Bo Jackson drove in five runs, leading the California Angels to a 7-5 victory Thursday over the Detroit Tigers.Winner Joe Magrane (1-2) gave up eight hits, walked four and stuck out three in 5 1/3 innings. Joe Grahe got the final three outs for his eighth...
Judges Reinstate Suit by Couple in Raid of Birth Clinic
A federal appeals court panel ruled here Thursday that "armed, hostile and arrogant" searchers went too far by rousting a couple and their newborn son at a birthing clinic in Lake Ozark, Mo.The court reinstated the couple's $2 million suit against Miller...
Kennedy Brothers Almost Outshine Jazz Headliner
HORN player Marvin Stamm has certainly built up a following among jazz fans over the years through his work with the bands of Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, as well as many other musicians. But even Stamm must have been a bit surprised by the standing-room-only...
Kirksville Outguns Trojans by 10 in Class 3a Sectional for `Worst Game of Season'
The Trojans of Buchanan High of Troy picked a bad time for a bad game.Making their first sectional appearance, the Trojans fell 15-5 in Class 3A play Wednesday at Kirksville."It was our worst game of the season and it couldn't have come at a worse time,"...
Knicks Take 2-0 Advantage
Defense and Patrick Ewing did it again for the New York Knicks.Ewing made all four of his shots and scored 10 points during an 18-2 second-half blitz that lifted the Knicks over the Indiana Pacers 89-78 Thursday night, giving them a 2-0 lead in the Eastern...
Lack of Evidence Ruled to Try Aide in Disabled Woman's Death
A special judge in St. Charles County has determined that the state lacks enough evidence to try an aide at the St. Charles Habilitation Center for involuntary manslaughter in allowing a disabled woman to drown in a bathtub last year.Associate Circuit...
Licensing Deal off; Senetek Stock Falls
Shares of Senetek PLC sank 23 percent Thursday following the announcement that a big health care firm had canceled a licensing deal for Senetek's experimental impotence treatment.Senetek's American depositary receipts closed at $3 a share, down 87 1/2...
Little Friends Help Pastor to Entertain, Teach, Care
Dewey DoRight is 3 feet tall with a decidedly irreverent attitude. Durward the nerd is lovable and a little slow on the uptake. Victoria is mischievous yet priggish. She thinks of herself as superior to the two guys.Dewey, Durward and Victoria are...
Live's Performance Was Just a Trip Down Angst Lane
ED KOWALCZYK, lead singer for the alternative rock group Live, has said the band tries to make its songs "more than your average trip down angst lane."Yet, Angst Lane seemed to be the destination of Live's concert Wednesday at Mississippi Nights.From...
Mayor, Harmon Exchange Testy Letters on Crime
St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has criticized police officials for not telling him of plans to reduce crime and also charged that city residents question the department's management.Police Chief Clarence Harmon countered that Bosley, as a member...
Memorial Day Weekend Highlights
SUNDAY American Legion's Memorial Day service, 10:55 a.m., Soldiers Memorial, 13th and Chestnut streets. 15th annual Senior Olympics opening ceremonies, 11 a.m., Jewish Community Centers Association, 2 Millstone Campus, west St. Louis County....
Metrolink Tax Hike Moves toward Ballot Measure Would Impose Quarter-Cent Levy
St. Louis and St. Louis County officials took steps Thursday to put on the Aug. 2 primary ballot a sales-tax increase to rescue and expand the deficit-plagued MetroLink rail line and Bi-State bus system.The County Council voted 6-0 to give final approval...
Missouri Track Finals
What: Missouri Class 3A-4A high school track and field championships.When: Today and Saturday. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. today. Finals begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.Where: Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City.Admission: $5. ...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
We have arena football and roller hockey, how about aerial golf? On this day in 1928, a round of high-altitude links actually took place. M.M. MERRILL and his partner, WILLIAM HAMMOND, captured the match-play showdown at Old Westbury Club on Long Island.The...
Movie Hits a Good Middle Ground
"THE FLINTSTONES" Rated: PG. Running time: 1:38.</P><P>LIKE MANY pre-"Sesame Street" baby boomers, I cut my teeth on "The Flintstones." I was 3 years old when the show debuted in 1960, and I'd guess that during my childhood I saw all...
Mrs. Clinton's Broker Bent Investment Rule in '78
Hillary Rodham Clinton's first day of trading in the cattle-futures market in 1978 violated trading rules and was done with insufficient funds in her brokerage account, new records released by the White House indicated Thursday."There was insufficient...
Negotiating Added to Festival Events
The musical "The Music Man" has a lyric written for Iowans that was made for St. Louisans:And we're so by-God stubbornWe can stand touchin' nosesFor a week at a timeAnd never see eye to eye.Subtract a week and add years, and you have this city's knack...
New Sheldon Expansion Plan Includes Bigger Lobbies Blueprint Would Incorporate Nearby Garage
A new plan to expand the Sheldon Concert Hall & Ballroom will solve two problems frustrating to some patrons - jammed lobby spaces and lack of elevators.An empty, enclosed garage building next door would be incorporated into the Sheldon, and the two...
New Tactic Toughens U.S. Trade Policy
Signaling a new tactic in U.S. trade policy, the Justice Department won a settlement Thursday from a British company.The settlement keeps the British company from blocking efforts by U.S. competitors to do business overseas.The antitrust suit against...
New York Artist's Stamp Act Is Putting Outlaws on Envelopes
Elvis may have been recently sighted on a U.S. postage stamp, but Abbie Hoffman? How about Tonya Harding, Amy Fisher or Mike Tyson?The stamps may be fakes, but the letters, some of them anyway, are getting through.A Hoffman stamp depicted the 1960s radical...
No Luck in Casino Finalist Balloting
A balloting procedure went awry Wednesday night when the St. Charles County Council met to select three finalists from among proposals by seven casino owners that want to do business in the county.Council Chairman Carl Bearden, R-7th District, thought...
No Repair, Bridge to Remain Closed
Motorists who used the South Point Prairie Bridge in southern Wentzville won't be crossing that bridge anytime soon.State highway officials informed the city this week that a temporary repair on the bridge is not possible. The bridge was closed last...
Obituaries
Ruth J. ZollmannRuth Jane Zollmann, 71, of Foristell, died Wednesday (May 25, 1994) at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.Mrs. Zollmann was a retired key punch operator at Wagner Electric Co. in St. Louis County.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at T.E....
Olympic Festival's Lasting Legacy
When a group of local visionaries set out more than four years ago to bring the U.S. Olympic Festival to St. Louis, they had in mind an event that would not only entertain our community but create a lasting legacy of benefits for the region - the development...
`One Big Reptile' a Record
Richard Cooksey is accustomed to dealing with wet, belligerent animals on his own. As a commercial angler, he makes his living taking finned and scaled fare from the St. Francis River. But what he found in one of his hoop nets on April 29 made him stop...
Opposition Immediate, Powerful
President Bill Clinton's decision to renew China's trade privileges produced an immediate break with two of his most powerful congressional supporters, House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., and Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, D-Maine.Gephardt...
Padres Need Patience, Fans, Quality Players
The San Diego Padres have Tony Gwynn and Andy Benes. They also have a squirming manager, 33,885 empty seats at each of their last seven home games and a colossal need for patience.Not to mention their need for at least reasonable facsimiles of all-stars...
People
Snapshots from the Clinton family album:HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON has punctured a Hillary-for-President trial balloon launched by The New Yorker. She told columnists this week in New York that the notion of her running in 2000 "is absurd. It's just not...
Phyllis Lieberman Is Heading Home
MEMO TO THE U.S. ATTORNEY: You might want to know that Phyllis Lieberman, frau of fugitive and former developer Alan Lieberman, has pulled up stakes in Santiago, Chile, and is headed for Gatewayville. If you came in late, the brothers Lieberman - Harold...
Pirates Vie in 6 Events at State Other Area Standouts at 3a-4a Championships
The best of the St. Charles area will take on the best of Missouri at this weekend's Class 3A-4A state track and field meet in Jefferson City.Preliminaries will begin today at 11 a.m. at Dwight T. Reed Stadium on the campus of Lincoln University. Most...
Police Officers Shuffled in Major Reorganization
Some Wentzville police officers gained promotions, and others lost rank in a major reorganization of the department effective Thursday.Police Chief Kenneth Conlee, who was sworn in as the city's first appointed chief last month, worked with other law-enforcement...
Poll Finds Pessimism for Black Children
Black adults expect the worst for black children, and even express their hopes in negative terms - such as praying that the youngsters won't become victims of violence - according to a survey released Thursday by two children's advocacy groups."This...
Poll Finds Pessimism for Black Children African-American Adults Fear Worst
Black adults expect the worst for black children, and even express their hopes in negative terms - such as praying that the youngsters won't become victims of violence - according to a survey released Thursday by two children's advocacy groups."This...
Power Cars Japanese Autos Again Tops in Quality Survey
Japanese-made vehicles once again topped J.D. Power and Associates' annual survey of new-car quality, but the average quality of all 1994 cars sold in the United States declined slightly.Toyota's luxury Lexus division claimed the first three spots in...
Recordings
"TALK" Yes (Victory)</P><P>There is nothing to talk about here, unless you want to discuss how Yes frontman Jon Anderson still sings as if his Jockeys are three sizes too small or how this CD comes to a close with a bloated, nerve-wracking,...
Rock Solid Universal Is Banking on Audiences to Yabba-Dabba-Doo It and See "The Flinstones"
TO HEAR Universal tell it, everyone will want to meet "The Flintstones." That is, everyone will want to see the new $45 million live-action movie of the classic Hanna-Barbera television cartoon when it opens today.In the studio's opinion, theaters will...
Rx for Physicians: Dose of Compassion
The formal title of the course at New York University School of Medicine meant to teach first-year students how to deal with the human needs of patients is Behavioral Science. According to Dr. Mack Lipkin Jr., it's known familiarly as B.S.This is unsurprising...
Scout Troop Emerges as Success Story
AT CHRISTMASTIME in 1991, Fred Lee held an organizational meeting for boys interested in joining a scout troop based at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church.Five boys showed up - one more than the minimum needed to start a troop.Since then, Scoutmaster...
Settlement Ends Bias Complaint at Hotel
A Massachusetts human rights commission said Thursday it has dropped an investigation of racial bias at a luxury hotel that allowed only whites to serve Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao during his visit May 16.The Four Seasons Hotel paid a $70,000...
Shooting Stars Take Aim Dec. 8 Top High School Talent to Play at Kiel Center
The high school basketball challenges have been assembled - between the defending large-school boys champs in Missouri and Kansas, between the St. Louis area's top small-school girls team and possibly the area's top large-school squad.Between the team...
Signs of Trouble Metric Speed Limits Confuse Motorists
Pauline Paszko laughed when she saw a road worker installing new speed limit signs on Spencer Road in St. Peters.The day before, the limit had been 35. But the new signs carried a higher number: 60."I thought, `There's got to be some mistake,' " said...
Simple Pleasures Acoustic Tour Leaves an Imprint on James
ONE of the more unusual concert pairings of recent years had to be Neil Young and the group James.After all, James made its reputation playing tuneful, full-bodied pop wth a strong British accent, while Young is the quintessential folk rocker. Yet, in...
Snake Eyes
Barring a last-minute intervention by the courts, two riverboat casinos will begin operating this weekend - the Admiral on the St. Louis riverfront and St. Charles Riverfront Station in St. Charles. Missing, however, will be slot machines, the most...
Sports Shorts
Krone Gets First Win Since Her Comeback</P><P>Jockey Julie Krone's comeback took another step Thursday - her first win after returning to the track from serious injuries suffered last year.</P><P>Krone, who was injured seriously...
Stich's Title Hopes Get a Krick(stein) in Neck; He's Out
Aaron Krickstein has been on the men's tennis tour a long time. Few, however, expected him to be around this long at the French Open.After years of injuries that slowed his career, Krickstein shot back into the spotlight Thursday by beating second-seeded...
Stock Holder Portable Monitors Help Investors Get a Grip on Financial Markets
Stan Weinstein, who publishes an investor newsletter in Florida, succumbed early to the lure of the hand-held stock monitor. He was soon so dangerously addicted it took every fiber of resolution to do what he had to do: get rid of it."I would look at...
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