St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 28, 1997

2 Titles, 1 Man Vermeil's Dilemma: Which Job Will Be Part Time?
It's been a week since the Rams brought Dick Vermeil back from the professional dead.By now, most football watchers have reinserted their eyeballs in their sockets.Vermeil, a recovering workaholic, had a 14-year bout with burnout. Now he will try double...
A Bad Rail Merger Derailed?
Shareholders of Conrail Inc. have wisely rejected a bylaw change that would have permitted CSX Corp. to purchase the remaining shares it needs to complete its proposed merger with Conrail. Norfolk Southern Corp., which operates the third of the East's...
Access for Sale
Corruption -- there's no other word for it -- continues to reign, indeed, spread like wildfire in Congress and the White House in campaign fund raising. Three events that recently came to light make the point. Both Republicans and Democrats are guilty....
Amonte, 'Hawks Edge Rangers 2-1, Put Skid on Ice
Tony Amonte scored the tying goal and set up newcomer Ulf Dahlen's game-winner within a three-minute span of the third period as the visiting Chicago Blackhawks stopped a losing streak at five games with a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday...
An Inexact Science Area's Quirks Complicate Advance Forecasting
Monday's high was 42 and there was a chance of rain, but no snow or ice - if you believe the commercial weather forecast made five days earlier.Meteorologists say an almost infinite number of factors complicate their forecasts. Accuracy is improving,...
Anti-Abortion Arsonists Hunted One by One with Conspiracy Theory Abandoned, FBI Turns to Undercover Informers
A year ago, anti-abortion activists cheered when the Justice Department abandoned its high-profile search for a nationwide conspiracy behind violence against clinics where the procedure was performed.A federal grand jury working with the Justice Department...
Arch Mineral Announces Merger with Ashland Coal Deal Would Create America's 4th-Largest Coal Concern
Arch Mineral Corp. of Creve Coeur and Ashland Coal Co. of Huntington, W.Va., said Monday that they had signed an agreement in principle to merge, creating the nation's fourth-largest coal company.But they remained silent on most details.They wouldn't...
Area's Quirks Make Forecasting Days in Advance an Inexact Science
Monday's high was 42 and there was a chance of rain, but no snow or ice - if you believe the commercial weather forecast made five days earlier.Meteorologists say an almost infinite number of factors complicate their forecasts. Accuracy is improving,...
Blues Can't Warm Up to Kiel Center Anaheim Rolls 4-1
Freezing rain, sleet and snow kept down attendance Monday at Kiel Center, but the Blues let down the loyal fans who braved the inclement weather.The Anaheim Mighty Ducks beat the Blues 4-1, before an announced crowd of 16,267 that included 5,500 no-shows....
Briefs
MISSOURIARTS AND EDUCATIONCouncil Honors 4 People For Cultural Achievement Four people were honored Monday evening when the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis held its sixth annual St. Louis Arts Awards dinner at the Ritz-Carlton hotel....
Briefs
MISSOURIARTS AND EDUCATIONCouncil Honors 4 People For Cultural Achievement Four people were honored Monday evening when the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis held its sixth annual St. Louis Arts Awards dinner at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in...
Briefs
THE NATIONWASHINGTONCohen Clarifies Remark On Bosnia Defense Secretary William S. Cohen has eased off his earlier assertion that U.S troops would exit Bosnia by mid-1998. "I believe we will be out in 18 months," he said Sunday on ABC-TV's "This Week"...
Briefs
THE NATIONWASHINGTONCohen Clarifies Remark On Bosnia Defense Secretary William S. Cohen has eased off his earlier assertion that U.S troops would exit Bosnia by mid-1998. "I believe we will be out in 18 months," he said Sunday on ABC-TV's "This Week"...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWNGasaway Pharmacy has opened at 2435 Highway K in the 4 Seasons Center in O'Fallon. It is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 240-5803.Waffle House has opened at 1200 South Fifth Street...
. . . but Who Speaks Ebonics?
My first job out of Washington University in 1975 was to coordinate the publication of a book called "Ebonics: The True Language of Black Folks." The term Ebonics had been created at the Conference on Cognitive and Language Development of the Black Child,...
Capitals Can Spot Their Flaws, but Solutions Are Another Issue
The Washington Capitals have dropped three games in a row and four of their past five, and the team is barely hanging on for the last playoff spot in the National Hockey League's Eastern Conference, with a 20-24-5 record. General manager David Poile...
Cincinnati at Louisville: Here's the Lowdown on the Showdown
Regular-season supremacy in Conference USA could be decided Thursday night when Cincinnati plays at Louisville. But this will be more than a basketball squabble for those interested in league standings.Both teams are ranked among the top 10 in the country....
Consultant Urges Modest Proposal for Stadium `$7 Million a Dream' for Ozzie Smith Project; $5 Million Called Tops
O'Fallon officials need to rein in their expectations on how much money can be raised for the Ozzie Smith Stadium, a consultant says.R. Eric Staley of Robert F. Hartsook and Associates of Wichita, Kan., told Mayor Paul F. Renaud, aldermen and other residents...
Cosby Wants Airtight Case in Killing Actor Also Admits Fling with Mother of Arrested Woman
Bill Cosby said in a CBS interview Monday that he wanted an airtight case when police caught his son's killer so the arrest would not create lingering doubts as in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.Cosby also acknowledged in the interview with "CBS Evening...
`Curt's 9th Inning' - Flood's Final Tribute
The hard-throwing righthander, who never backed down from a batter or a challenge in his life, stepped up to the microphone and took a deep breath."My name is Bob Gibson," he said, halting. "This is not easy."Gibson was one of many struggling on Monday...
Disappearing Act Poorly Performing Funds Take Cover in Mergers
What's a company to do with a fund that has a poor record? It could opt for a new manager or cut annual expenses in hopes of improving performance. Or it could simply wipe the fund away - a popular choice these days.A disappearing act is simple with...
Dominic Rolls to Elsberry Crown
The St. Dominic High Lady Crusaders could do no wrong.Playing in the title game of the Elsberry Tournament Saturday night, the Lady Crusaders scorched the nets for 46 first-half points to roll to a 69-36 victory over Clopton.It was St. Dominic's third...
Earthgrains Posts Profit of $9 Million
Earthgrains Co. on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $9.2 million, or 91 cents per share.Earthgrains, which makes bakery goods, was spun off from Anheuser-Busch Cos. last March.Sales were flat at $523 million for the quarter, which ended Dec....
Ebonics as a Bridge to Standard English . .
If Ebonics is not a language, then pray tell me what is it? Is it a dialect - that is, a characteristic speech of a specific region? Is it black English? Black vernacular? Gullah? Is it Creole, a hybrid language? Regardless of the way Ebonics is defined,...
Eula Fulton; Was Prominent in Fashion
Eula Fulton, 81, a buyer of designer sportswear for Famous-Barr Co. stores, died Sunday (Jan. 26, 1997) at Bethesda-Dilworth Memorial Home in Kirkwood.Once described by a New York retailer as "one of only four or five buyers in the United States of her...
Extra School Days, like Winter Snow, Keep on Piling Up
LIZ REED, a first-grade teacher at Benton Elementary School in St. Charles, spent Monday painting at her daughter's home. Might as well. The weather canceled classes.This was the fifth snow day the St. Charles School District has declared this month,...
FBI Hunts Abortion Arsonists Undercover
A year ago, anti-abortion activists cheered when the Justice Department abandoned its high-profile search for a nationwide conspiracy behind violence against clinics where the procedure was performed.A federal grand jury working with the Justice Department...
Flood Eulogized as Man Who Changed Baseball
Curt Flood, whose outstanding baseball career effectively came to a premature end after he challenged baseball's reserve clause in the prime of his career, was eulogized Monday as an authentic American hero."Because he came our way, we are better," the...
Food Lion Verdict Might Rein in Press, Some Journalists Say
WHILE JOURNALISTS and lawyers dispute the propriety of using deception and hidden cameras to get stories, they agree that a jury's $5.5 million verdict against ABC News could curtail the little-used practice.On Wednesday, the jury awarded the punitive...
Footdrop: A Nerve-Centered Condition
Dear Dr. Donohue: I'm hoping you can help my father, who suffers from footdrop. My father's doctor doesn't seem to be helping him.Footdrop is inability to raise a foot fully to negotiate a proper step. The person must raise the dropped foot awkwardly...
Georgetown Drops No. 14 Villanova
Victor Page scored 29 points and Georgetown held off No. 14 Villanova a number of times over the final 14 minutes Monday night for a 78-67 victory in Landover, Md.The Hoyas (12-7, 5-6 Big East) came up with their biggest win of the season by not folding...
Gephardt Passionate on Social Security House Minority Leader Cites Mother, Attacks Myth
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo., is one of the most carefully calibrated politicians on Capitol Hill, about as spontaneous and unpredictable as the dark blue suit he wears like a second skin.So when he broke loose the other day with...
Golden Games around Corner for Winter-Weary Competitors
The ninth annual St. Charles County Golden Games are scheduled 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, whether they're...
Green Bay Fans Have a Cheese Ball
Schools closed early, workers declared a holiday, and fans teetered on green-tinted snowbanks.The streets were lined six-deep Monday for a roaring welcome for the Green Bay Packers, who brought the Super Bowl title back to the smallest of National Football...
Harmon's Campaign Style Appealing More to the Mind Than to the Heart
This is the first of three columns on the campaign styles of the three Democratic candidates for mayor of St. Louis. The other two will run on the following Tuesdays.IT'S A BONE-CHILLING night, but more than 300 people pack into a hall in south St. Louis...
Heavy Metal
Consumers are coughing up cash for zinc lozenges, this season's answer to the common cold.* * *FORGET chicken soup. Or hot tea with take your pick - lemon, honey or whiskey.ake your pick - lemon, honey or whiskey. Forget megadoses of vitamin C. Or...
High Note: Tupac Shakur Wins Music Award Months after Slaying
Four months after he was gunned down in a still unsolved attack, Tupac Shakur was named favorite rap-hip hop artist Monday night at the American Music Awards.Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, Toni Braxton and New Edition also won major honors at the 24th...
Hilton Aims to Take over ITT Shareholders to Get $6.5 Billion Offer
Hilton Hotels Corp. launched a hostile offer Monday to buy ITT Corp., owner of the Sheraton hotel chain, Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, for $6.5 billion.The bid marks an ironic turn for ITT, which had once been a voracious...
Hot Hebert Keeps Blues Cold at Kiel Anaheim Rolls 4-1
Freezing rain, sleet and snow held down attendance Monday at Kiel Center, but former Blues goalie Guy Hebert spoiled the night for the loyal Blues fans who braved the inclement weather.Hebert stopped 38 shots to lead the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to a 4-1...
House Fire Points Up Problem in Centreville Mayor Says Departments Have Too Little Money
When the fire call went out about 2 a.m. Sunday in Centreville, only one volunteer responded promptly. He drove the pumper truck but didn't know how to operate the pump.So Robert and Dorothy McCall watched as their house burned down.Also watching was...
Howell Downs Granite City for Tourney Title Final Match Marred by Penalty Point
The Kyle Thrasher Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Francis Howell couldn't have gone much better for the host Vikings.Howell, ranked fifth in the latest Post-Dispatch rankings, beat out No. 3 Granite City to win the tournament's Gold Division. Howell...
Hunters, Anglers Keeping Pace Here, Nationally
Hunting and fishing remain favored pastimes for Missourians and millions of others across the nation. Data on 1995 permit sales from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation show hunters and anglers either exceeded...
`Interference' Provision Focus of Charter Debate
Section 13.2.5. Interference with Municipal Court. No elected or appointed official or City employee shall seek to influence the official acts or decisions of the Municipal Judge, City Prosecuting Attorney, or other Court personnel or to interfere in...
Israelis Drag Away Bedouins So Settlers Can Move into Area
Israeli soldiers dragged Bedouin tribesmen from their homes Monday and bulldozed the metal shacks to make way for Jewish settlers.Several Bedouin protesters were hurt in scuffles with hundreds of soldiers and police. One man lost consciousness and was...
It's a Dirty Job, but This Millionaire Lottery Winner Is Quite Happy to Do It
Even with his $10 million jackpot, Sergio Martini is still doing a job some people wouldn't do for a million bucks."I'm not the kind of guy to stay home and do nothing," the 12-year New York City garbage man said Monday, working hatless in 15-degree...
Janu-Wary: Average Temperature Not Close to Coldest
January usually is the coldest month if not the cruelest. But this January is not shaping up as either.And that's despite several bouts of subzero temperature and wind chills approaching 30 below, observed Wes Etheredge, meteorologist with WeatherDa...
Jobless Rate, Job Growth Steady
The St. Louis job market finished the year the way it started, with a low unemployment rate and a slowly growing number of jobs.The jobless rate in December was 4.1 percent, unchanged from November, the Missouri Department of Employment Security said...
Jubilant Chechens Flock to Polls Top Candidates All Are Backing Independence
After 20 months of war that claimed thousands of lives and destroyed their economy, jubilant Chechens flocked to the polls Monday to vote for a new president they hope will secure their independence from Moscow.About 450 polling stations across the republic...
Lackey Disputes Naming of Smith
Former Wentzville Mayor Darrell Lackey says the Board of Aldermen broke the law when it appointed Randall Smith to finish the term of Alderman Gregory Lippert in Ward 2.Lackey says the city should have appointed a replacement for Lippert to serve until...
Lamaze Classes Might Be Next as Zezel Tries to Return to Ice
Blues center Peter Zezel joked on Monday night that "I gave birth to a baby boy today."That's because the treatment Zezel received to help his ailing back most often is associated with childbirth.Zezel received an epidural, an injection of anesthesia...
Lions Tough in Facing Some of Nation's Best
The Lindenwood College wrestling team was awfully busy last weekend.The Lions, ranked seventh in the latest NAIA poll, lost a dual Friday at NCAA Division I University of Missouri-Columbia and then played host to a junior-varsity quad Saturday with Missouri...
Mediation Makes Sense If Broker Does You Wrong
Has a stockbroker or financial planner done you wrong? You might try mediation as a way of getting some money back.Mediation is an alternative to a lawsuit (your ultimate recourse in a dispute with a planner) or to arbitration (mandatory in disputes...
Mom Is Adding Fuel to a Tortured Memory
Dear Ann Landers: I was sexually abused by my grandfather when I was 12. I didn't know anything about sex and thought my grandfather was wonderful and everything he did had to be right. My mother knew what was going on, but she made no effort to stop...
Money Woes Still Dog District
The Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District remains financially strapped, despite a land deal that brought $1 million from the city of Richmond Heights."Everything is far from fine," said Lynn Shipp, School Board president.Shipp said much work remains...
Morning Briefing
GM Flexes Cash MuscleSignaling its renewed financial might, General Motors Corp. on Monday raised its dividend 25 percent and said it will repurchase $2.5 billion of its common stock in the coming year.GM also said that it finished 1996 with $17 billion...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Just Wondering:We're not sure, but wasn't that DICK VERMEIL on the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show, jamming with JAMES BROWN, the Blues Brothers and ZZ Top?RICH BROOKS and MIKE KEENAN are espied in the same restaurant at the same time; so,...
Mu's Decker Rebounds from Frosh Frustration
When he approaches the scorer's table to enter a game, Missouri freshman Tate Decker tears the top sheet off the adhesive pad used to provide added traction to the soles of basketball shoes.Then he stomps his feet, checks his shoes' grip and awaits his...
Nobody Should Really Care about `Bobby Earl' Drama
ONE of the seven warning signs of a bad TV movie is the Deliberately Cryptic Set-up.The drama (and I use the term loosely) opens on a scene we're not expected to understand. Then comes a flashback intended to keep us hanging on while we figure out what...
Now Comes Hard Part: Keeping Pack Together
In what may have been a Super Bowl first, Mike Holmgren came out of the tunnel smiling Sunday.His New England counterpart, Bill Parcells, looked like he was about to face a firing squad. Or at least go 10 rounds with Tyson - in his prime.But Holmgren...
Obituaries
Edith L. WeilEdith L. Weil, 94, of Wentzville, died Friday (Jan. 24, 1997) of natural causes at Wentzville Park Care Center.Miss Weil was a homemaker. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5200 Lucas & Hunt...
Obvious Question Won't Be Posed to Jury
Among the questions the jurors will face in the O.J. Simpson trial is not the obvious one: Did O.J. Simpson kill Nicole Brown Simpson?The jurors won't be asked on the verdict form to decide whether Simpson killed his ex-wife, just whether he battered...
O.J. Trial Nears Its Close `Give Him His Life Back,' Simpson's Lawyer Urges
In a final plea to the jury, O.J. Simpson's chief lawyer argued Monday that the wrongful-death civil suit filed against the former football star was based on planted evidence, conceived in greed and should be rejected so Simpson could rebuild his life...
Older, Calmer Ditka Becomes a Saint
The coach New Orleans Saints fans see on the sideline this fall won't be quite the same "Iron Mike" Ditka who screamed at Bears quarterbacks and feuded with Buddy Ryan."I don't think I will be quite as fiery because I'm not as young as I was," Ditka...
Parents of Lost Kids at Mall Need a New Outlook
Dear Abby: I work at the customer service desk at a popular shopping mall, where I see some very disturbing things. For example, lost children are brought to us until their parents miss them and seek help. It's not uncommon for parents to leave small...
Pass the Chemical Weapons Treaty
On the fourth anniversary of the signing by the United States of a treaty to ban chemical weapons and destroy both existing stocks and the factories that make them, President Bill Clinton has again called for the Senate to ratify the treaty. Last year,...
Pay Raises Still Possible despite Political Twists
Here's a summary of the main issues in the proposed pay raise for Missouri's judges, members of the Legislature and the lieutenant governor.Q: What is the pay raise plan the Legislature is considering?A: The Missouri Citizens Commission on Compensation...
People
BRAD PITT is trashing a new movie, "Devil's Own" - even though the movie stars Brad Pitt.A midmovie rewrite turned the script into a disaster, Pitt tells Newsweek. He says he finished making the new version only because a Columbia executive threatened...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:COURT ACTIONSEast St. Louis: Willie J. Brownlee, 40, of East St. Louis, pleaded guilty Monday in circuit court in Belleville to a reduced charge...
Police Presence Wins Praise from Neighborhood Leaders
Judging from the latest crime statistics, St. Louisans should feel safer.Crime in St. Louis dropped 5.2 percent in 1996. Neighborhood leaders Monday said they know why.The relationship between community groups and the police has strengthened, said Olive...
Posthumous Pick: Shakur Wins Music Award Months after Death
Four months after he was gunned down in a still unsolved attack, Tupac Shakur was named favorite rap-hip hop artist Monday night at the American Music Awards.Alanis Morissette and Toni Braxton were double winners on a night when the awards ceremony saluted...
Puck Stops Here: CBC vs. Desmet
The CBC and DeSmet hockey teams have displayed considerable offense this season, but their true strength is reflected by the combined 58 goals they have allowed in 40 games.Against other Mid-States Hockey Association teams, their games often are one-sided...
Rally Time: Panthers Successful in Playing Catch-Up-For Now
Dave Goettel needs to do something about his pregame pep talk."I'm not sure what the problem is, but we've had a tendency to let the other team get in front before we start playing," said Goettel, coach of the Fort Zumwalt North team of the Mid-States...
S. African Officers to Seek Amnesty in Activist's Death
Five former police officers plan to seek amnesty in the death of activist Steve Biko in 1977. His death while in police custody galvanized apartheid's opponents and exposed to the world the brutality of the white-led government.The officers will petition...
Senate Knocks Down Pay Raise Proposal
The Senate changed course Monday and abruptly rejected an $8 million annual pay-raise package for legislators, judges and the lieutenant governor.The Senate voted 25-3 against the raises, avoiding a threatened filibuster. Senators debated the issue for...
Seven Gables Inn on the Sale Block
LET'S GO TO PRESS! Denver-based insurance zillionaire Victor Sayyah is in confabs with Gary Balke and his limited partners in the purchase of Clayton's 32-room Seven Gables Inn for a guesstimated $3 million. The inn houses Bernard's restaurant. . . .Monsanto...
Some Ads Really Were Super, Some Just So-So
The Visa commercial that starred Bob Dole got Haim Mano's vote for funniest and most memorable of this year's Super Bowl ads.He studies such things in his capacity as assistant professor of marketing at the University of Missouri at St. Louis.The spot...
Spotlight
Chris Buscher, a senior at St. Dominic High School in O'Fallon, plans to attend the University of Missouri at Rolla this fall and major in engineering.Chris, 17, says he hasn't made up his mind about what type of an engineering career to follow. He wants...
Stacking the Deck in Gambling Study
Did you bet on the Super Bowl? If you did, you knew the point spread - the expected difference, touted in the media as a service to gamblers - before you put down your money.A private bet with friends is your own business. But for four years, a federal...
Stocks Fall as Rates Rise; Financials Drop
Stocks retreated to their lowest level in more than two weeks Monday as rising bond yields threatened to weaken corporate profits and lure investors away from equities.Financial companies retreated most, paced by American Express Corp. and Merrill Lynch...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Avenue, O'Fallon. Bi-Polar...
Technical Problems Region Lacks Means to Court Firms on Cutting Edge
IN A LABORATORY at St. Louis University's McElwane Hall, Bob Puskas works to develop a new device he believes could dramatically increase the survival rate of cancer patients.His fledgling firm, BioProfile, is developing a blood test to aid early detection...
The Bright Sun and the Pale Moon
LONG ago, in the earliest days of the world, Sun and Moon were the best of friends. They shared secrets as well as the sky. Sun shone all day long, bright and hot. Moon took over Sun's place at night. In those days Moon glimmered and shimmered as brightly...
Too Many `Agitated Delirium' Deaths
The case of Randolph Vance has brought to the forefront the largely unnoticed cases involving area residents who have died of so-called agitated delirium during or after being in police custody.Post-Dispatch readers can thank reporter John G. Carlton...
Truth and Lies in Simpson Case
I stood in line behind Johnnie Cochran to go through the metal detector for the Inaugural Address.A stream of men and women excitedly approached, wanting to have their pictures taken with the lawyer. Some asked Cochran to crouch a bit so they could capture...
Try, Try Again Adventurer Plans Another Attempt at Around-the-World Balloon Quest
With his just-completed, 10,000-mile journey traced out on a giant globe behind him, a grinning Steve Fossett said Monday that he and his flight team will be ready to make another try at ballooning immortality by November.This time, the millionaire adventurer...
TV Notes
LAST November, real estate mogul Donald Trump shelled out millions to buy the rights to the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and the Miss Universe pageants. Tuesday, he sold half-ownership of those events to CBS.Not surprisingly, under the deal, the network will...
U.S. Pilots Downed in Korea Gave Some Secrets to Soviets Russian Files Detail Interrogation of Americans
Some U.S. fliers captured during the Korean War gave Soviet interrogators valuable information on everything from troop sleeping times to battle tactics, according to newly released documents held for decades in Russian secret files.The Soviets saw Korea...
U.S. Role Became Crucial in Israeli-Palestinian Talks
Whenever U.S. special envoy Dennis Ross would accompany Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meetings at the Erez checkpoint, an Israeli officer there used to pull Ross aside and whisper, "You have to make...
Who's That Man in the Highway Patrol Car??? Ringer for Broderick Crawford Has the Old Show's Twin Buick
EVERYBODY slows down when they see Gary Goltz coming. And not just because the black-and-white car he drives sports a red light and siren.It's because his beefy Buick is the spitting image of the car that Broderick Crawford drove in the classic 1950s...
Wizard's Legacy Television's Herbert Still Making Science Fun by Sending Assistants to Nation's Classrooms
With a box of Total cereal, a plastic baby bottle, a kitchen blender and red, yellow and blue balloons, Mr. Wizard's official assistant, Rhea Kimball, created a special scientific laboratory at Wentzville West Elementary School on Thursday.Beakers bubbled...
Woman Hurt in One of Three Fires Reported
Three serious house fires occurred in St. Charles County in the past four days, authorities said, and one left an 18-year-old St. Charles County woman with first- and second-degree burns.Jennifer Beach was burning a candle in her mother's mobile home...
Young Protesters Six Lutheran Students Join Anti-Abortion March in Washington
Six members of the Teens for Life group at Lutheran High School in St. Peters traveled to Washington last week to march in protest of the 1973 Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion.They joined more than 100,000 people estimated to have marched...
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