St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 8, 1997

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Agency, Officials at Odds over Alarm Ordinance
Joann Leykam, the top legal adviser in St. Charles County government, says a petition submitted Tuesday by the county Dispatch and Alarm Agency will not affect an ordinance passed Dec. 30 by the County Council.The ordinance creates a county Department...
Agency Publications Focus on Crayfishes, Guard Animals, Ponds
Anyone who has ever explored a neighborhood creek or stream knows Missouri waters are crawling with crayfish. But you probably didn't know that 32 species of the arthropods inhabit the state.Learn about all of them from the new Missouri Department of...
A Pipeful of Problems at Patriots Landing
DON'T PAY THE PIPER: Engineers at McCarthy Construction have been struggling to mend faulty plumbing installations that the giant firm subcontracted out to smaller companies in more than 300 residential units in the Patriots Landing housing complex at...
Art Museum Faces $100 Million Hurdle Officials Predict a Major Drive to Raise Money for Expansion
One day after finally getting four acres to expand in Forest Park, the St. Louis Art Museum still is far from from figuring out exactly what to build on the land - let alone coming up with the $100 million needed to grow."Every nickel of that money has...
Aunt's Antics Embarrass Her Niece
Dear Abby: I have always been close to my aunt. She's my father's sister and is in her early 40s. She's perky, gregarious, charming and very pretty. She's single and insists that she is happy that way. I'm not convinced.In the last two years, she has...
Balanced Attack Keeps Trojans Ahead of Game in League Race
When Troy Buchanan High boys basketball coach Mitch Wilkins talks about his team's balance, he's definitely speaking the truth."On this team, it seems to be a different guy every night; I know a lot of coaches say that, but with this team, it's true....
Bankruptcy Jumps 36% Here
Blame the banks, the gambling boats or the lawyers, but personal bankruptcy filings here were up 36 percent last year. And bankruptcy attorneys don't see the trend subsiding.Eastern Missouri had 12,633 filings in 1996, up from 9,268 in 1995. Southern...
Baroque: Bach, Handel and, Yes, Vivaldi
JUST as no one really believes the third tenor belongs with the other two, the just hierarchies of genius demand that Vivaldi not be lumped together with Bach and Handel. If there is a Baroque triumvirate, include Rameau, or Scarlatti, but not Vivaldi.Yet...
Boatmen's Bank Sails into History Nationsbank Closes Deal; Bigger Cost Cuts Expected
Boatmen's Bancshares sailed silently into memory Tuesday as its new North Carolina owners promised to cut costs more deeply than they had planned.Without public ceremony, NationsBank closed its deal to buy the biggest bank in St. Louis for $9.8 billion...
Buffs' Win at Mu First since 1973
Reports out of Columbia Regional Airport indicated that pigs were swooping over the area Tuesday night. Down Hades way, a sheet of ice had formed on the River Styx.Oh, and the Colorado Buffaloes beat Missouri 87-78 at the Hearnes Center.Of the three...
Cause, Effect Two Young Residents off to See, Serve the World as Traveling Volunteers
Victoria Schmitt of St. Peters and Kevin Kapeller of St. Charles said goodbye to friends, family and hot showers last week. The two started out on a 10-month trip overseas, where they will work as service volunteers.In Denver, they joined 11 other volunteers...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONSergei Makarov, the 900-year Russian winger, earned $150,000 for his four-game trial with the Stars. He hung around for weeks, hoping to see some action, before the Stars admitted he couldn't cut it. Nice work if you can get it. . . ....
Dayton Pins First Loss on Xavier
Darnell Hoskins scored a career-high 30 points and pulled down seven rebounds and Dayton upset No. 12 Xavier of Ohio 98-91 Tuesday night, the visiting Musketeers' first loss of the season.Mark Ashman and Rodney Horton each had 20 points for the Flyers...
Deciding on Death Is a Crucial Freedom
By any definition, this one must be called a landmark case. It is described in just these terms of law and topography by everyone involved.Today, lawyers and doctors, patients and plaintiffs will carry the subject of death and dying over rough ethical...
Dominic Girls Put Up Points for Win
The St. Dominic High Lady Crusaders were nothing if not balanced Monday evening.In a 63-42 victory over visiting Elsberry, the Lady Crusaders received at least seven points from six players.St. Dominic improved to 5-4 while Elsberry fell to 4-4 on the...
Dozing Desmet Awakens to Thrash Jr. Bills 67-33
St. Louis University High has developed a knack for lulling its opponents into a false sense of security. Unfortunately for the Junior Billikens, the effect seems to last no more than two quarters.Last Friday it was CBC that struggled to a four-point...
Edmonton Spoilers Beat Blues Quenneville's Debut as Coach Ends in 5- 2 Loss at Kiel Center
At 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, 51 seconds into his first game behind the Blues' bench, Joel Quenneville received a warm St. Louis welcome.Public address announcer Tom Calhoun introduced him as the Blues head coach during a stop in play, and the Kiel Center crowd...
Edwardsville Cruises Free Way Past Lincoln
Edwardsville coach Bud Vallino knew his team would gets its share of chances from the free throw line against Southwestern Conference rival Lincoln. But never did he expect the gap to be so wide.The Tigers, who used free throw shooting to win the first...
Estes Steps out of Shadows, Keys Mehlville Win
Mehlville High's Armeake Estes, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who averages 17 points a game, frequently toils in the shadows of heralded teammate Melvin Williams.On Tuesday night, Estes scored a game-high 25 points, leading the host Panthers to a 56-44 victory...
Family Flicks
NEW Ghosts of Mississippi (PG-13): Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods star in a powerful if message-laden tale of the retrial and conviction, more than 30 years after the crime, of the man who murdered civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Woods...
Firms' Efforts for Women Hailed Avon in Mexico, Allstate Win Prestigious Award
Allstate Insurance gives raises to managers who hire and keep women and minorities. Avon scours the ranks of its employees in Mexico for potential female executives.For their efforts to advance women, the two companies on Tuesday won the prestigious...
Floyd's Folly by Playing Pratt, Iowa State Coach Sent Wrong Message
This much we know:Iowa State swingman Kenny Pratt, according to The Des Moines Register, wriggled out of sexual assault charges in 1995.Pratt, the school's second-leading scorer and rebounder last season, was academically ineligible for the first semester...
Flyers Crush Bruins, Run Unbeaten Streak to 17
Dale Hawerchuk scored twice and Eric Lindros had a goal and two assists as Philadelphia extended its undefeated streak to 17 games with a 7-3 victory over visiting Boston on Tuesday night.Philadelphia is 14-0-3 in its last 17 games, the longest undefeated...
Ford Joins Chrysler in Offering New Sport-Utility
Aiming to fill motorists' seemingly insatiable desire for sport-utility vehicles, Chrysler Corp. and Ford Motor Co. both introduced new models of the go-anywhere vehicles Tuesday at the North American International Auto Show.The plush Lincoln Navigator...
For Siblings, Fighting Goes with the Turf the Older Ones Usually Start It, but Younger Ones Do the Telling
OLDER SIBLINGS pick more fights, younger siblings tattle more and - no matter who started it - normal sibling squabbles leave parents feeling angry, upset and ground down.But the more their parents "lose it" and yell, the more children fight.Research...
Freshmen's Flurry: Speaker Vote Starts Lawmakers' Hectic First Day
NO LEISURELY settling in here.The first day at work for the new members of the local congressional delegation was a tumultuous one that thrust them into an unprecedented battle for speaker before they were even sworn in.Reps.-elect (that's what they...
Gateway to the 21st Century
Because St. Louisans don't take kindly to suggestions from outsiders, let me present my insider bona fides. I knew St. Louis intimately in the '50s and '60s. I've been a rabid Cards fan since 1954. My family loves where we live now more than any place...
Gestational Diabetes Strikes Pregnant Women
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 28 weeks pregnant, and I was told by my obstetrician that I have gestational diabetes. I was told to adhere to a strict diet, and I might even need insulin shots. What causes gestational diabetes? How common is it? Will I have...
Gingrich Faces Tougher Challenge in New Congress Ethics Problems, Reduced Majority Cut His Power
WITH AN ETHICAL shadow still dogging him, House Speaker Newt Gingrich narrowly survived a dramatic re-election roll call - but he will find it a challenge to regain the remarkable power he wielded in the heady days of the previous Congress.The most partisan...
Gingrich Is Re-Elected House Speaker Contrite, Conciliatory after Tense 216-205 Vote
In a dramatic opening to the 105th Congress, Newt Gingrich overcame dissension in the GOP ranks Tuesday to become the first Republican re-elected House speaker in 68 years. "I apologize to the House and the country" for past errors, he said.Gingrich...
Gingrich Speaking: House Leader Apologizes, Vows to Work with All
Here are excerpts of remarks made by House Speaker Newt Gingrich after winning a second term as Speaker of the House:LET ME SAY to those who voted for me, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. To those who voted for someone else, I hope that I can...
Grass Cordial, Says NY Roomie Killer Hid Past Well, Read Alone at Night
Lloyd "Pete" Grass, the wife-killing mental patient captured early Sunday in a Queens, N.Y., apartment, sold magazines by day and lived like a hermit at night, says the man who rented him a room for $50 a week."Peter was very quiet, introverted and overly...
Harmon: `We Need to Change. . .Way We Do Business' Mayoral Hopeful Vows to Be Accountable
St. Louis mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon on Tuesday mixed an outline of his plans for managing the city with charges that Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has mismanaged it.Harmon's proposals stressed good government - regular independent audits, qualified...
High Court to Rule on Right to Die Controversial Case Will Affect Laws That Ban Assisted Suicide
The Supreme Court will take up the most emotionally charged issue of its term this morning: whether terminally ill patients have a constitutional right to commit suicide with the aid of a doctor.The court's ruling, expected by July, could in effect overturn...
History's Accident Still Working out in Tiny Green Bay
For Green Bay Packers fans, this week's news that another storied sports franchise - this time the Los Angeles Dodgers - is up for sale only reinforces a comfortable feeling of security.The Packers, unlike any other franchise in professional sports,...
Hunters Kill Rare Trumpeter Swans
Rare trumpeter swans are returning to Illinois - sometimes with disastrous results.Federal agents say four of the huge, white birds have been killed by hunters this winter. Two others flew off, wounded.The swans, which are federally protected, apparently...
Illinois Gop Rushes Bills That May Hurt Democrats
Illinois Republicans appeared poised to go down swinging, preparing late Tuesday to pass measures that could hamper Democrats for years to come on the state Supreme Court and in the voting booths.Facing the loss of their House majority at noon today,...
Indiana Mat Champs Add Shine to Tourney
After a year of preparation, one phone call was all it took last January to prompt organizers of the Oakville Invitational to change their format on one day's notice.The call came from a desperate wrestling coach at Mater Dei High in Evansville, Ind.,...
IT'S NOT THE GENES; IT'S THE WORK OPRAH FOUND OUT HOW YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR METABOLISM Series: MAKE THE CONNECTION PART 3 THIRD ARTICLE OF A FIVE-PART SERIES
Editor's Note: In this third of a five-part series excerpted from "Make the Connection," co-written by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey, they describe part of the program Oprah started in 1992, which led to her weight loss.OPRAH: I had given up on exercise....
Justices Deeply Divided in Sex Assaults Case
No one in the Supreme Court defended former Tennessee state Judge David W. Lanier's flagrant sexual assaults on five women in his chambers.But during arguments Tuesday, the justices appeared deeply divided over whether Lanier's acts had violated any...
Ku Shakes Lethargy, Longhorns
Shrugging off Saturday's shabby 62-59 victory at Kansas State and a crude first half, the Kansas Jayhawks tightened their clasp on the nation's top ranking with an 86-61 walloping of No. 22 Texas on Monday night at Allen Fieldhouse.The Jayhawks, coach...
Lady Lions Stumble in Season's 2nd-Half Opener
The Lindenwood College women's basketball team had a hard time shaking off the holiday rust Monday afternoon.In a nonconference game against visiting Rockhurst College at the Robert F. Hyland Performance Arena, the Lady Lions got out of the blocks s...
Lawsuit Is Filed over Closing of Exotic Pet Store
Officials in St. Peters may have thought they had heard the last of Eileen Ingram, her reptiles, Missouri black bear and African lion a couple of years ago when she closed her exotic pet store in Old Town.To the contrary. Last month, in U.S. District...
Lawyer's Wise Choice to Write Your Will
Q: My husband and I have been thinking about a will. We have no children, and we have no valuable possessions. We are still paying off the mortgage on our home. We thought we'd just get a packet with forms for a will and a living will from an office...
Life in the Big Easy, Complete with Hagman
IF the premiere of "Orleans" (8 tonight on Channel 4) had just managed to work in chicory coffee and voodoo, it would have covered every eccentricity for which New Orleans is celebrated.As it is, in the two-hour pilot alone, we get angry alligators,...
Man Lacked Indicators of Fatal Beating Cause of Death in Struggle with Police Still Unclear
When he died, shortly after being taken into police custody, Randolph S. Vance had at least seven cracked ribs; bruises and scratches all over his body and "tears" as well as scrapes on his forehead and chin consistent with those caused by blows.What...
Market Mythology January Theories Run Gamut from Super Bowl to Election Hangover
As January goes, so goes the year in stocks. Or so they say.They also say that January goes the way of its first five trading days; today is the fifth. And don't forget the Super Bowl theory - with Denver out of the race, things look good. The odd-year...
Marquette Upsets Iowa State
Aaron Hutchins scored 20 points and Anthony Pieper made a steal and two late free throws as Marquette handed No. 4 Iowa State its first loss of the season, 67-64 Tuesday night in Ames, Iowa.Marquette (10-2) rallied from a seven-point deficit early in...
Metrolink, Road Projects Could Cost $2.2 Billion Highway Work Would Displace Families, Businesses
The cost of extending MetroLink from its current line to Clayton and then north to Florissant and south to Oakville will cost $1.2 billion and work on Interstate 170 and Highway 40 will cost $1 billion more, consultants for a cross-county transportation...
Millions Drive While Alcohol-Impaired, Survey Finds
Alcohol-impaired drivers, many of them under age, may hit the road as often as 123 million times a year in the United States, according to a study published Tuesday.Alaska, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan and North Dakota may have the worst drinking and...
Millions Drive While Impaired by Alcohol, Researchers Find
ALCOHOL-IMPAIRED drivers, many of them under age, may hit the road as often as 123 million times a year in the United States, according to a study published Tuesday.Alaska, Nevada, Wisconsin, Michigan and North Dakota may have the worst drinking and...
Mind Games in St. Louis, `Cujo' Lost the Mental Cat Fight to Keenan
No, Oilers goaltender Curtis Joseph has not been choked up over the demise of Mike Keenan in St. Louis.You'll recall that Keenan shunned "Cujo" after he faltered in the 1995 playoffs, then dealt his rights to Edmonton."The fact he didn't like me is a...
Mini-Garden Window Kits Easy to Install
Q: I cannot afford a sunspace or large bay window so I am considering installing a mini-garden window over my kitchen window. I want to grow some plants and get more natural light. What kits are available? - R.F.A: Many new designs of garden window kits...
Monsanto Cotton Gets Good Response Survey: 80% of Farmers Satisfied
Monsanto Co. says 80 percent of U.S. farmers surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with its genetically engineered cotton that fights several major pests.Less than 10 percent were dissatisfied and the rest were neutral, according to results released...
Morning Briefing
Just Wondering:JOEL QUENNEVILLE and TOM SELLECK: separated at birth?Will Rick and T.C. be named Blues assistant coaches? Will someone please explain to us why two people voted for GARRY TEMPLETON in the Hall of Fame balloting? Or why somebody actually...
Morning Briefing
Roger Maris' Family Sues A-B To Keep DistributorshipThe family of late New York Yankees slugger Roger Maris has sued Anheuser-Busch Cos., claiming it is trying to take over its northern Florida beer distributorship.Attorney Bernard Dempsey filed suit...
Most 1996 City Contracts Awarded without Ads for Bids, Official Says
The city awarded about 80 percent of its contracts on an emergency basis last year, avoiding advertising for bids, the head of the Board of Public Service said Tuesday.Robert Henry Jr. told an aldermanic committee that the city awarded 164 of 201 contracts...
Mother-in-Law Who Gives the Lie to the Stereotype
She think what she say is the ConstitutionIf she'd leave us alone, that would be the solutionAnd don't come back no ma', Mother-in-law - From the 1950s hit, "Mother-in-Law," by Ernie K. Doe "Give up all hope of peace, so long as your mother-in-law is...
Mr. Gingrich Survives - for Now
As expected, Newton LeRoy Gingrich was re-elected speaker of the House Tuesday. Overcoming the doubts of wavering Republicans concerned about the charges pending before him in the House Ethics Committee, Mr. Gingrich received 216 votes, a majority of...
Neighborhood Is in the Cross Hairs Again
For decades, the threat of a highway running through the Sheridan Hills neighborhood in Richmond Heights has haunted its residents.Cradled in the northeast corner of Highway 40 and Interstate 170, the streets of Sheridan Hills are lined with single-family,...
'Net Winners & Losers in an `Incredible Year'
Before the New Year gets too old, it's time for a parting glance at a few of the famous and not-so-famous people previously highlighted in this space who made the Internet what it was during the past 12 months.It's been almost a year since Cathy Murtha...
New Apple Operating System 1 1/2 Years Off
Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Gilbert Amelio unveiled on Tuesday the company's long-awaited strategy for a new operating system, saying it will be 18 months before the software shows up on most Apple machines.Apple plans to release an early version...
New Congressmen Don't Get Time to Take Breather
No leisurely settling in here.The first day at work for the new members of the local congressional delegation was a tumultuous one that thrust them into an unprecedented battle for speaker before they were even sworn in.Reps.-elect (that's what they...
Nhler, a Victim of Sexual Abuse, Tears Down a Wall
Revelations about the sexual abuse endured for years by hockey player Sheldon Kennedy have torn down the walls that have long insulated life in the National Hockey League, a sports psychologist says.Cal Botterill, a psychologist for the Calgary Flames,...
Nothing Super about Jaguars vs. Panthers
Oh, the fantastic Super Bowl matchups of our time.Think of Joe Namath gunning down the Baltimore Colts. Or Terry Bradshaw's Pittsburgh Steelers pitted against Roger Staubach's Dallas Cowboys. The event was special every time Joe Montana graced it.The...
Oilers Greet Quenneville with Loss Top Line Is Too Much for Blues
At 7:40 p.m. Tuesday, 51 seconds into his first game behind the Blues' bench, Joel Quenneville received a warm St. Louis welcome.Public address announcer Tom Calhoun introduced him as the Blues' head coach while play was stopped, and the Kiel Center...
Opening the Way to a Right to Kill
When the Supreme Court convenes today, it will be asked to rule that the Constitution protects the right of fatally ill patients who fear a painful death to hasten the inevitable with the help of a physician.When the question is framed that way, it's...
Parcells Leads Pats' Surge, but Will He Stick Around?
New England Patriots coach Bill Parcells had a surprise for Bob Kraft when the team owner came up to wish Parcells luck before Sunday's AFC playoff game against Pittsburgh.Parcells reached into his pocket and pulled out a piece of jewelry a friend had...
Pattonville Gives Mccluer No Rest, Improves to 11-0
After a two-week layoff, McCluer coach Spencer Fleming wanted to give his players a two-minute break Tuesday night at Pattonville.The Comets, playing their first game since the holiday break, trailed 20-19 with 3 minutes 47 seconds left in the second...
Pelligreen, Thorpe Give U.S. Team a St. Louis Look in Field Hockey
For the third consecutive year, local field hockey standouts Nancy Pelligreen and Meridith Thorpe are representing St. Louis on the under-21 national team, this time in Santiago, Chile.Thorpe, a sophomore at Virginia and a John Burroughs grad, and Pell...
Penalty Angers Animal Advocates
A judge in Crawford County has sent "a message of apathy" about animal abuse and neglect, the Humane Society of Missouri said Tuesday.On Friday, Don Pontious Sr. of Steelville, Mo., got two years' probation after pleading guilty to a Class A misdemeanor...
People
There are understanding wives, and then there is Melinda Gates, wife of software sultan BILL GATES.Time magazine says she gives her blessing each year to a long weekend that her husband spends with venture capitalist Ann Winblad, his old flame.Bill Gates...
Phoenix Goes after Cheryl Miller
The Phoenix WNBA team could have a coach this week and will know its first two players within two weeks.Suns General Manager Bryan Colangelo is in Atlanta today, not only to deal with any potential towel throwing when the Suns meet the Hawks, but to...
Pirates Working toward Winning Ways
The St. Charles High Pirates aren't exactly where first-year coach Gary Wacker would like them to be. But they're getting there."It's tough for the kids because we're doing things differently than they're used to," said Wacker, who returned to St. Charles...
Plan Would Take Car Keys Away from School Dropouts
Students who drop out of high school in Missouri had better be fond of walking.A Senate committee studying the state's dropout rate wants to yank the drivers license of any student who quits school before age 18."It's a dynamic incentive," said Sen....
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:ACCIDENTAL DEATHSImperial: Janet Wood, 48, of Desloge, Mo., was killed about 6:30 p.m. Monday in an apparent rifle accident while visiting her boyfriend,...
Problems Make Gop More Tentative in Control Ranks Divided, Leaders Tarnished, Zeal Dampened
FOR A PARTY THAT retained control of Capitol Hill for the first time in seven decades, the Republicans opened the 105th Congress Tuesday with far more questions about themselves than answers.The headiness and self-confidence that marked the opening of...
Quenneville Gives Blues `Room to Breathe'
One might sum up the environment behind the Blues' bench at Kiel Center on Tuesday thusly: no ice was chewed, no rear-ends were chewed, no players were singled out for blame.The Blues lost a hockey game 5-2 and their coach didn't react like Natural Born...
Rams Sample Off-Center Recipe of 49ers' Carroll
If it's Tuesday, it must be Pete Carroll.Carroll, 45, the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, was the interview du jour for the Rams on Tuesday.Bobby Ross was interviewed by team President John Shaw on Saturday, with Philadelphia defensive...
Record Player Babyface Gets 12 Grammy Nominations, a Tie for Most Ever
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, the romantic craftsman behind hits by Whitney Houston, Eric Clapton and Toni Braxton this year alone, earned a record-tying 12 Grammy Award nominations Tuesday.Smashing Pumpkins, whose "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"...
Registration Available for This Spring's Golden Games
The ninth annual St. Charles County Golden Games are scheduled to be held April 15-20.The purpose of the games is to provide physical activity, friendly competition and fun for senior citizens. The games are designed to meet the needs of every senior,...
Rookie Ratings Top of NBA Draft Is Looking Pretty Talented at This Point
It's becoming quickly apparent the Seattle SuperSonics did the right thing last June when they traded away their first-round draft choice, not wanting to get stuck with a three-year contract for a player who won't play.The only two players selected after...
Rutgers-Camden Snaps 117-Game Loss Streak
The wait is over.Finally.Rutgers-Camden beat Bloomfield College 77-72 Tuesday night, ending the Division III Pioneers' National Collegiate Athletic Association-record losing streak at 117 games. They went almost five years between victories. "We're on...
School Pension System under Fire
The St. Louis Board of Education has told Superintendent Cleveland Hammonds Jr. to seek documents from the St. Louis Public School Retirement System on the system's investments and to report his findings to the board by Feb. 2.The board, at a special...
Seeing the 'Net Information Highway Easier to Understand If You Have a Map
We all know the Internet exists, even though we haven't seen it.Other than God and Madonna's baby, can you think of anything you've heard more about without being able to see it?Some of you out there are Internet wizards. Others are perpetually perplexed...
Slaying of Tiny Pageant Champ Mystifies Colorado Town
JonBenet Ramsey, just 6, wore a sparkling crown and a fancy beauty pageant gown when she was buried.Her mother, a former beauty queen herself, wept at the foot of the little maple coffin, a long black veil obscuring her face.Around her father's neck...
Sonics Cool off the Heat Behind Payton's 30 Points
Gary Payton scored 30 points and Sam Perkins had 13 in the fourth quarter, including four 3-pointers, as the SuperSonics beat the Miami Heat 94-85 Tuesday night in Seattle.Tim Hardaway led the Heat with 28 points. Alonzo Mourning, who fouled out with...
State Builds Its Jobs Prospects Program Helping Create, Move Employment to St. Louis Area
The acronym in BUILD Missouri condenses a phrase only a bureaucrat could love: Business-Use Incentives for Large-Scale Development.Even translated, it means infrastructure.But the program, not quite 8 months old, is already attracting attention as a...
St. Mary's Coach Bokern a Likely Finalist for Slu Job
St. Louis University officials say their search for a new soccer coach is in the final stages, and sources indicate the Billikens are focusing on two candidates - an "insider" and an "outsider."Athletic director Doug Woolard, who will make the call,...
Stocks Ride Wave of Optimism to Records
Stocks rose to records Tuesday as continued optimism for profits overshadowed rising interest rates.The Dow industrial average dug its way out of a 54.7-point hole to rise 33.48 to 6600.66, its first close above 6600 and second record in a row.Among...
Stress May Explain Gulf War Illnesses, Panel Says
A presidential panel said Tuesday that the Pentagon had inadequately investigated the issue of Gulf War syndrome. But it said the physical toll of severe stress may prove a more likely explanation for the illnesses than the nerve gas that many soldiers...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club,...
Supreme Court Should Be Televised
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today on whether states can ban physician-assisted suicide. Next week, it will hold a session on whether President Bill Clinton can postpone Paula Jones' sexual-harassment suit until after his second term. Yet...
Syracuse Falls Short against Bc
Syracuse finally didn't lie down and die against a Big East opponent. Unfortunately, the Orangemen ran into Danya Abrams, and he was too much.Abrams scored 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Tuesday night, leading No. 23 Boston College to a 94-83 victory....
Teen-Age Romance, '90S Style It Has Ties to the Past, but It's Sexier Than Ever
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S "Romeo and Juliet" takes the Bard's classic contemplation of young love and plunks it into a modern setting.Its two stars, Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, couldn't be more, well, '90s. Which is as good an excuse as any to consider...
Teens Learn Life Isn't Always Fair
TOMMY HOREJES is a typical American teen-ager, except that he's more successful than most. He maintains an A average at University City High School, and competes on the soccer, wrestling and tennis teams. What's more, he's an Eagle Scout.His best friend,...
That Sounds Good, Doesn't It? a Teacher Uses the Written Word and Her Troubled Past as a Means to Get Juvenile Offenders to Reflect on Their Own Lives
DON'T get too close to the kids, Cullen Cook warned me that first day at Griscom School. Don't get emotionally attached.And don't tell them where you live. A city school teacher who had gotten too close a couple of years ago had paid for it with his...
The Broadcast Biz in the Basement Eager Teen-Agers Leap onto the Airwaves from an Inner City Community Center
A GROUP of St. Louis teens produces and broadcasts a weekly radio show from a studio in the basement of an inner city community center.Every Tuesday at 5 p.m., eight teens - led by John O'Day, news and program director for KATZ radio (1600 AM) - gather...
The Joys of Parenthood: Will the Fun Ever Stop?
Dear Ann Landers: I have four children, all grown up, married and on their own. They were quite a handful to raise, but they turned out great.I have a fond recollection of a column you printed a few years back about the joys of having kids. Our two oldest...
The Sky Is Not Falling
Though the 13 members of the special commission on Social Security were divided about how best to assure the system's long-term future, they were unanimous in saying that Social Security was in sound condition and, moreover, that there was nothing wrong...
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