St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 14, 1996

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2 Female Cadets Say They Were Set Afire
* Neither of the women at The Citadel was hurt, but they said they were threatened and physically abused, officials say.Two female cadets at The Citadel allege that someone sprayed them with inflammable liquid and set their clothes on fire, the chief...
A Big Umass Mess without Camby and Calipari, Minutemen Appear Lost
When James "Bruiser" Flint became the second-youngest coach in Division I basketball in June, he wasn't going to flinch at the task.His nickname, of course, suggests he would be rugged enough for any challenge. It came from his grandfather, who looked...
Aces Hope to Regain Chemistry in Playoffs
And now back to the show. . . .After a 2 1/2-month intermission, teammates on the four World TeamTennis playoff teams renewed acquaintances this week in Wesley Chapel, Fla., and will take up today where they left off at the end of September.The St. Louis...
`A Christmas Carol' Brings Annual Holiday Greetings from Scrooge
THE Nebraska Theater Caravan's production of "A Christmas Carol," a show that has played the Fox many times, is back for an encore. Once again, it's a sumptuous show, an Anglophilic fantasy stuffed with carols and sugarplums, a gorgeous greeting card...
A Console Is Much More Than a Table
NO TABLE IS more versatile in the home than the console.Its elongated proportions - combined with its narrow width and ample height - make it the perfect occasional table to use in hard-to-furnish areas such as hallways, foyers, niches, entranceways...
A Dose of Easy Victory Cures Vashon's Blues
Vashon's boys basketball team needed an emotional lift after Wednesday's 69-43 loss to a team from Baton Rouge, La., in the Shootout. Coach Floyd Irons needed peace of mind.Friday night apparently brought relief on both fronts as Vashon rolled to a 91-57...
Aldermen Advance Lease for Muny
Under its proposed new lease with the city, The Muny agrees that 25 percent of its construction projects will go to minority-owned firms and 5 percent to firms run by women.The Muny also has agreed to assign an executive to monitor contracts with firms...
A Little Craziness for Your Cat
JUST IN TIME for the holidays comes a toy that's sure to drive your cat crazy (or crazier, as the case may be).It's the Motor Mouse, from MegaDyne, and it was named the Best New Cat Product of 1996 at the annual American Pet Products Manufacturers Asso...
. . . AND A BIRDIE IN A PEAR TREE GIZMOS TO DELIGHT THE FAMILY GOLFERS Series: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE the Sixth in a Series for the Discerning Sports Enthusiast
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, equipment tops many women golfers' wish lists. Selections of club sets, especially, proliferate and value is the watchword for manufacturers.Here are some current offerings -- at $500 or less.Kunnan has...
Appeals Court Weighs Rights of Transsexual
A state appeals court heard arguments Friday into whether a divorced father who had undergone a sex change should have unsupervised visits with the father's two young sons.The Missouri Court of Appeals is deciding whether to uphold or change a divorce...
Are You Swamped? You Need Read This
CAR POOLERS, Lora Brody knows you're out there.She's talked the talk, walked the walk. The mother of three sons, she's transported hordes of children to lessons and sports and movies and the mall.("Sports are dedicated to destroying the sanity of the...
Baby Dies in Fire as 7 Others Escape
* The baby sitter was able to help six children flee the burning house, but no one could reach the 1-year-old boy who was sleeping in a back bedroom.A 1-year-old boy died Friday afternoon after a fire in a north St. Louis house. Six other children, ages...
Big Game, Big Bucks
No colleges with top-notch football teams are situated in the bistate area, but that hasn't deprived the region of big-time football matchups. Efforts to lure such matchups paid off last Saturday when Nebraska and Texas competed for the Big 12 championship...
Blackhawks' Amonte Uses World Cup for Jump Start
NHL players differ on the effect the World Cup of Hockey tournament has had on their performances this season. For Tony Amonte, it has been all positive.The Chicago Blackhawks forward, who starred in the tournament for the gold medal-winning USA team,...
Bradford Pear Stump Is Likely to Disappoint
Q: I have a Bradford pear that was cut down to ground level. Will the new growth around the stump ever grow into something attractive, like a clump Bradford pear tree?A: Clump specimens can be developed by pruning, but this should be started when a tree...
Candy Chocolate Cake Is Made with Icing That Hardens
Q: A friend's mother used to make a cake from scratch called candy chocolate cake.It was frosted with a hot chocolate that hardened when it cooled.Loretta Madden, Eureka - A: Two readers - Cathy Insani of Chesterfield and Wanda Berkbigler of Perryville,...
Capra Christmas Classic Is 50 Years Old Movie Starring Jimmy Stewart as the Despairing George Bailey Has a Firm Place in Holiday Traditions
THE film's hero is a lanky chump, a man unable to escape the grip of the hick town he disdains. There's no sex and little violence in the story, unless you count Clarence the angel biting a cop.But talk about hit movies: After 50 years, "It's a Wonderful...
Cause for Hull-Aballo: No. 500 Golden Brett Has Taken a Quick Path to Lofty Plateau
For the last week, we've been reading and talking about the latest rift between Blues czar Mike Keenan and Blues star Brett Hull.The accompanying trade rumors and denials, and accusations and innuendoes have overshadowed something special:Hull's quest...
Chicago Whips Up Again on Blues
Blackhawks win 4-1 and extend their unbeaten streak at Kiel to six games.For a couple of minutes midway through the second period, Kiel Center rocked Friday.Chicago's Thomas Gronman pulled the Blues' Geoff Courtnall down on a breakaway, and referee Bill...
Chiefs Ready for Payback against the Colts
If revenge is a dish that is best served cold, Kansas City should play this game in a meat locker.Back in Arrowhead Stadium are the Indianapolis Colts, 11 months after handing the Chiefs one of the most emotionally devastating losses in the players'...
Cleaning Special Dress Is Special Art
Q: I have two dry-clenaing questions. First, knits are so popular, but I'm not sure how to clean and store them.A: Marquard's Cleaners makes up a special card, which features an outline of the outfit and places to record vital measurements - the length...
Clemens Jumps to Jays, $24.75 Million Contract
Roger Clemens ended his 13-year career with the Red Sox, agreeing Friday to a $24.75 million, three-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.The three-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to a deal with an $8.25 million average annual value, the highest...
Clinton Picks 2 for Top Posts a Daley, Rep. Richardson Named to Commerce, U.N. Slots
* President Bill Clinton also lifted Attorney General Janet Reno from second-term limbo by extending her tenure.Making big strides toward filling his second-term lineup, President Bill Clinton brought in fresh faces Friday by nominating Chicago's William...
Coca-Cola Shootout Peoria Manual Marches over Bigger Oak Hill
Oak Hill Academy's traveling band of high school all-stars arrived at Kiel Center with everything necessary to put a scare into an opponent.The Warriors, from Mouth of Wilson, Va., strolled onto the court for warm-ups at the Coca-Cola/KMOX Shootout on...
Complicated Dish Calls for Pesto and Prosciutto
MAKE A BUNDLE of these stuffed chicken breasts, and you'll be in the kitchen for a while.Purists will want to pick fresh basil leaves from the garden or the market to make the pesto the recipe calls for.And every cook who makes this mozzarella chicken...
Crook and Chase Will Return to the Nashville Network
A YEAR and-a-half after they split over creative differences with The Nashville Network brass, program hosts Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase are returning to the cable network.Crook and Chase, who before their May 1995 departure had been a fixture on...
Death Becomes Her: Ex-Miss Ohio Is Embalmer
A former Miss Ohio, Lisa Allison, spends her days at a Columbus funeral home, comforting the living and preparing the dead for burial. One of only two female embalmers on a staff of 38, she is on call all hours of the day and night.Her arms are muscled...
Dennis More of a Menace Rodman Is Testing Teammates Patience
The Worm couldn't wriggle out of this one.Fed up with Dennis Rodman's novelty act, the Chicago Bulls suspended their unruly forward Tuesday for two games without pay. That followed his profane tirade - carried live on cable TV - aimed at the referees...
Dispute Lingers on at Channel 5
* The technical employees fear the station's proposed contract dilutes the union's power and affects workers' job security.The photographers and engineers of Channel 5 say they want to help produce the best broadcasts they can.They just hope no one watches...
Doctor's Hogging of Holiday Gifts Makes His Staff Sick
Dear Miss Manners: I work at a doctor's office where patients and others show their appreciation, especially at Christmas, with gifts, usually foodstuffs. These items are addressed to "Staff" or "Staff and Dr." or simply handed to one of us.Usually,...
Don't Let the Holidays Drown out Your Exercise Routine
'TIS THE SEASON to eat and party.From calorie-laden cakes to eggnog laced with rum, the holidays can wreak havoc on your waistline.The combination of entertaining, gift-giving and spending lots of time with family can become stressful. And abandoning...
Emma Thompson Reunites with `Sense & Sensibility' Co-Star
MOTHER-DAUGHTER team Phyllida Law and Emma Thompson are working for Thompson's "Sense & Sensibility" co-star, Alan Rickman, in "The Winter Guest." The Fine Line release was scripted and is being directed by actor Rickman in Scotland. . . .Hunter S. (no...
Events around Town
HOME"At The Table," a stunning collection of metal tableware, will be on display through Jan. 8 at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton. Silver, copper, brass, anodized aluminum and bronze have been turned into teapots, flatware and...
Eye Openers
EYE DROPS* When you get right down to it, what is a vote of confidence from the Rams?* SAKU KOIVU, saku very much! * Blues Update: Hullie sits ... he scores; Chopper putting the Ding-Dong in the lunch box; I love Lusie; MacTavish mac-checking mac-everything...
Favre, Packers Are Ready to Climb
They used to run the Green Bay sweep here until the cows came home. Now, the Packers strike with the sonic boom of a prolific passing game.Whenever Bart Starr passed in the old days, it was always from the protection of his pocket, and only after the...
First, Last and Only: The Heisman
Today, The Downtown Athletic Club of New York will present the award we no know as the Heisman Trophy for the 62nd time. Following is a potpourri of history that shows why the Heisman Trophy is one of the most important awards in sports.Heisman Firsts*...
Freshman Guyton Steps Up for Indiana
Indiana's opponents know all about juniors Neil Reed and Andrae Patterson. Now they have to worry about freshman A.J. Guyton, too.Guyton scored 21 points, leading No. 12 Indiana past over Louisiana Tech 73-44 in the first round of the Indiana Classic....
Furniture Designed with Men in Mind
ONE REASON MEN don't like tackling domestic chores is because they haven't been trained to do them. Shopping for furniture is no exception.But since 10 percent of all American households are men living alone, one priority of the industry is to put men...
Germania Checks Sent out in Snafu Refunds to the Failed S&l's Bond Holders Were a Mistake, FDIC Says
The FDIC says it goofed when it mailed about $200,000 in refunds to creditors of failed Germania Bank last month.Now, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is asking for its money back.Laclede Gas - which got $117,000 - says it will think about it. Retiree...
Ghanaian to Be New U.N. Leader
Kofi Annan of Ghana, an urbane, soft-spoken insider who runs U.N. peacekeeping operations, was chosen Friday by the Security Council to become the world body's seventh secretary-general.Council President Francesco Paolo Fulci of Italy said the 15-member...
`Gospel Music to the Next Level' Choir's Actions Speak as Loudly as Their Song
The Combined Voices choir adds a touch of theater to its performances, telling biblical stories in a new way: 'visualization of the Christian Gospel.'***A new trend in gospel music performance has hit St. Louis. No longer are choirs satisfied with singing,...
Hanks Returns to Space in Hbo Special
TWO-TIME Oscar winner Tom Hanks, who played astronaut Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13," is returning to outer space on HBO.Hanks will executive-produce "From the Earth to the Moon," a dramatic anthology of 13 hourlong films tracing America's Apollo space missions....
Hazelwood East Winning despite Missing Players
The Spartans improve to 4-1 with a win over Ritenour.When Hazelwood East basketball coach Terry Maxwell finally is able to assemble a full team for the first time next week, he expects to have enough talent to make a run at the Suburban North title.But...
Hoffa Trailing in Union Election
* But the lead of Teamsters president Ron Carey was dwindling. Tallying is expected to be finished today.With nearly two-thirds of the vote counted Friday, incumbent Ron Carey retained a narrow margin over James Hoffa in their battle for president of...
Host Warriors Give U. City the Deep-Six
St. Charles West rolls to its sixth tournament title in as many years.It's not called the St. Charles West Invitational for nothing.For one thing, it's played at St. Charles West High. For another, it's been dominated completely by the host Warriors....
Hot Tips for the Cold: Your Car
Your automobile can be your best friend or worst enemy during winter storms. Get your car winterized before winter arrives.Driving in winter storms* Keep your wheels straight. * Don't oversteer and don't overbrake. * If your car has disc brakes, pump...
Hot Tips for the Cold: Your Family
Prolonged exposure to the cold can cause forstbite, hypothermia or i extreme cases even death. In fact, excessive cold is one of the leading weather-related cuases of death in the region. Infants and the elderly are most susceptible to extreme cold.cold...
Hot Tips for the Cold: Your Home
Emergency utility numbersELECTRICITY* In Missouri Union Electric 314-342-1000 or 1-800-552-7583 * In Illinois Illinois Power 1-800-755-5000 Union Electric 1-800-552-7583 GAS * In Missouri, Laclede Gas: 314-621-6960 or 314-342-0800 or 1-800-344-7483 *...
Illinois Has Plan for Young Drivers
Young drivers could get stopped by Illinois police for simply failing to put on their seat belts and would temporarily lose their licenses after a second moving violation, under proposals unveiled Friday by Secretary of State George Ryan.Those are among...
In Goal, Swanner Has Been Show-Stopper for Ambush
Jamie Swanner walked slowly into the Ambush dressing room at Kiel Center after allowing 12 points in a 19-12 win over the Philadelphia Kixx. He took off his goalie gloves, threw them against the wall and shouted some obscenities.A goalie allows 12 points,...
`I Wouldn't Want Any Teen to Learn the Hard Way' Young People Looking for Holiday Work Can Become Easy Targets
As the Christmas shopping season heads for its glittering finale, job opportunities increase for teen-agers looking for part-time work. And so do the risks of becoming a crime victim while on the job.For teen-agers and adults alike, the crime risk doubles...
Jobs from Plant Here on Their Way to Mexico Sources Say Killark Manufacturing Co.'s Parent Firm Is Moving Some Operations to Juarez
Killark Electric Manufacturing Co., an 83-year-old plant on the city's North Side, plans to move some of its work out of the country, sources say.Neither Killark nor its parent company, Hubbell Inc. of Orange, Conn., would comment. But spokesmen for...
Judge in Florida Wants the Guilty to Feel Ashamed
Circuit Judge Larry Schack has joined judges nationwide who are going beyond the statutes to impose unconventional punishments to shame law-breakers into changing their ways.Last month, Schack sentenced a child molester to post a sign on his home warning...
Juice Doesn't Get Any Fresher Than This
SMALL APPLIANCES have a bad reputation, particularly this time of year. Too many weenie warmers and mayonnaise makers end up in the garage.But I have one small appliance that stays right out on the counter at least six months of the year. It's a citrus...
Local Briefs
MISSOURISPRINGFIELD Teacher Who Gave `Magic Rocks' Won't Get Job BackA second-grade teacher who successfully sued her school district after being fired for giving her pupils "magic rocks" has failed to get her job back. Leslie Cowan said she gave the...
Marines Aren't Gathering Enough Toys for the Tots
* Other annual charity drives, such as Tree of Lights, are running about even with last year.The Marine Corps Reserve and its sagging Toys for Tots campaign need more than a few good men."Frankly, we are in need of a miracle," said Sgt. Wesley E. Hicks,...
Memorial to First Wife Has Her Bothered
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I just celebrated our second anniversary. We both were married before - "Herman" for 43 years and I for 32 years. Herman's wife and my husband passed away the same month.Before Herman and I married, we put a memorial...
Merger to Help Hardware Stores
Hardware store owners, looking for more buying clout so they can compete with giant home-improvement chains, are applauding the merger of Cotter & Co. and ServiStar Coast-to-Coast Corp.Cotter, which serves True Value stores, is the world's largest hardware...
Miffed about Job Rumors, Brooks Meets with Shaw
BERNIE BITSConfidentially . . .Rams coach Rich Brooks was so upset by perceived media leaks over his coaching future that he walked to the team's executive offices on Wednesday morning, seeking an immediate hearing with team President John Shaw. Brooks...
Milbury Has Right Mix for Isles
A big reason for the resurgence of the New York Islanders this season is the bold dealing by Mike Milbury, their aggressive, young general manager and coach.By trading Darius Kasparaitis to Pittsburgh for Brian Smolinski on Nov. 17, Milbury lost a popular...
Milosevic Proposes Foreign Review of Election
* After weeks of protest over his annulment of opposition victories, Serbia's president invites a group to check electoral results.Denying he stole local elections from his opponents, Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic has invited a foreign review...
Monsanto Goes Its Separate Ways
Following the latest trend in corporate reorganization, Monsanto Co. is splitting itself into two parts - the reverse of what was so popular 20 years ago and before. One must wonder whether the move is altogether wise.Monsanto plans to become two stand-alone...
More Books for Plant Lovers
BOOKS ARE GREAT Christmas gifts to help get gardeners through the winter. The key is to choose wisely.Before you buy, ask yourself if your gardener has a special interest, such as growing vegetables or irises. And ask yourself if your gardener is a reader...
Morning Briefing Vw's Lopez Accused of Stealing GM Secrets
German prosecutors on Friday accused a former executive of Volkswagen AG of stealing secrets from General Motors Corp., though they found no evidence of financial damage to the U.S. carmaker.Prosecutors in Darmstadt, Germany, charged Jose Ignacio Lopez...
Mu Curators Increase Tuition, but at Slower Rate
* Most increases for the 1997-98 school year will be no more than the inflation rate, about 3.5 percent, the board pledges.For the first time in many a student's memory, next year's tuition increase at the University of Missouri will come as a pinch...
Nation/world
PENNSYLVANIAThree High School Students Held In Menorah VandalismThree high school students in Newton, Pa., were arrested Friday for smashing a Jewish family's menorah - a crime that prompted Christian neighbors to put Hanukkah candles in their windows...
NBA Miller's 3 Lifts Pacers' Brown to Win No. 1,000
By The Associated Press Reggie Miller hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, lifting the Indiana Pacers over the visiting Boston Celtics 97-94 Friday and giving Larry Brown the 1,000th victory of his coaching career.Brown is 594-448 in the NBA. He was 229-107...
New Trade Pact to Lower Computer Prices, Officials Say
* Major U.S. computer companies, including Compaq and Intel, hailed the pact, which was endorsed in Singapore.Consumers will see prices drop next year on home computers and on hundreds of other high-tech products because of the world trade pact endorsed...
NFL Forecast the Playoff Picture Is So Mixed Up, Even the Man Is a Little Confused
With two weeks left in the regular season, there still could be a Miami- Minnesota Super Bowl. It's a mess out there - very befuddling, bedeviling and bewildering - but here are the key playoff factors to follow:Pittsburgh, Denver and Green Bay have...
Nice Section
KFNS talk-show host Charlie "Tuna" Edwards pledged to walk from Wentzville to Clayton if Missouri's football team won five games this season. Well, Tuna is a man of his word, so he will walk Thursday to raise money for the Annie Malone's Children and...
Nickelodeon Originals
NICKELODEON, already a family favorite, has introduced original programming aimed at children in the first half-hour of prime time, which in recent years has been largely abandoned by the big networks to the 18-49 adult demographic.The four new shows...
No Sibling Rivalry Bills' Robertson Admires Brother at Ku
By now, perhaps 10 minutes after practice ended, the trickle of blood on Troy Robertson's right knee has dried into a dark-red blotch. He has toweled off the drenching sweat and is preparing for a visit to the weight room.Later, he would hustle home...
Officials Spar over Who Will Control Mid-America Airport
* St. Clair County should control the airport, Baricevic says; critics want wider participation.Talk about regional cooperation at a legislative study committee hearing Friday could not obscure the bedrock political issue at stake: who will control the...
Original `Custer' Painting Was Lost in Fire
We would like to know the whereabouts of the original painting of "Custer's Last Stand" by Cassilly Adams. This is the one that Anheuser-Busch had lithographed and hung in every bar in America at one time.We sell copies of the painting and get asked...
Original Package Helps Hold Barbie Doll's Value
Q: When my Dad went to Korea a few years ago, he brought back a Barbie doll. It's still in its original package, complete with the Korean writing on it. Is it valuable?A: Barbie dolls from other countries hold the most value if they are in the original...
Our Lady of Guadaloupe
Each December during Advent, Hispanic-Americans celebrate Mary as represented in the painting. They believe the image was a gift from God to the indigenous population of the Americas.***During Advent many Christians focus on Mary, the mother of Jesus....
Parkway South's Sutton Stays Hot as Patriots Win
Fresh off her school-record 54 points last week, Parkway South's Kelly Sutton had 27 points Friday night in a 64-48 win over Hazelwood Central.The Patriots enjoyed a 25-point third quarter while running their record to 4-1.Jenny Grass, who had a single-game...
People
To hear Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Adams Garcia tell it, a love letter from JERRY GARCIA proves she didn't trick him into signing a $5 million divorce agreement.But to hear widow Deborah Koons Garcia and six other heirs tell it, Carolyn Garcia conned her...
Phoenix Foils Jazz's Win Streak
The Phoenix Suns have made a lot of changes. Just ask the Utah Jazz.After struggling to an 0-13 start, the Suns have figured out how to win again."The post-up game wasn't working, so we cleared out," Sam Cassell said after scoring 14 of his 21 points...
Pitcher Convicted at Trial
* Denny McLain, a former star for the Detroit Tigers, was found guilty of stealing from his company's pension fund.Former baseball star Denny McLain was convicted Friday of looting $3 million from his meatpacking company's pension fund.McClain's partner...
Poinsettias of Many Colors
RED, PINK, PEACH and salmonpoinsettias come in so many colors you can match them to your living room this year."One woman brought in her velvet seat cushions to pick a poinsettia that would go with her room," said Pat Ahner Wurst of Ahner's Florist and...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in one of the area's courts:ACCIDENTSAlton: David E. Clark, 41, of near Alton, died about 1:30 a.m. Friday when his pickup hit the side of a slow-moving freight train...
President Vows He Won't Allow Poor to Go Cold He Targets Other Budget Items
* At a news conference, Clinton pledges to protect a popular program providing heating oil for the needy.President Bill Clinton promised on Friday to protect a popular program providing heating oil for the needy, but added that balancing the budget would...
President Vows to Retain Heating Oil Aid to Needy but Tough Decisions Confront Budget Planners
* At a news conference, Clinton also comments on the TV industry's voluntary ratings system.President Bill Clinton promised on Friday to protect a popular program providing heating oil for the needy, but added that balancing the budget would require...
Profession Line Available for Mortals
THERE SHE IS. Cindy Crawford on the cover of Mademoiselle, Vogue and Woman's Day with perfect brows, lips and not a hint of those dark circles that Cindy herself admits to having.How does she do it?Well, great lighting helps. Then there are those stupendous...
Proposals Aim to Prevent Explosions like Twa's Safety Board Recommends New Design for Planes' Fuel Tanks
* But the agency says it has reached no conclusions about the cause of the July 17 blast.A safety board made urgent recommendations Friday to the Federal Aviation Administration to protect fuel tanks from heat sources that could touch off the kind of...
Recipes Get Two Paws Up
MAKING DOG BISCUITS from scratch might make your friends think you're a couple of scoops short of a full bowl, right?Carole Horstmeyer doesn't think so, and she's betting the cost of self-publishing her own cookbook full of recipes for canines that other...
Reports at Citadel Draw FBI Attention
* A cadet reported that two female cadets had been sprayed with an inflammable liquid and their clothes set afire.The FBI is investigating a report that two female cadets at The Citadel were sprayed with an inflammable liquid and their clothes set afire,...
Runner Feeling Pins and Needles
Q: After four miles of jogging, I get a pins-and-needles sensation in my left foot. What could be causing it?A: It's a nerve problem, perhaps tarsal tunnel syndrome, which involves the tunnel of bone and ligament provided for the nerve serving the foot.If...
Rwandan Refugees Do Another Abrupt Turn in Tanzania `the Soldiers Stopped Us,' One Man Says
* 410,000 refugees reversed their direction at midday Friday. By nightfall, tens of thousands were back in the refugee camp.Hundreds of thousands of Rwandan refugees trudged wearily back to their camps Friday, frightened by Tanzanian soldiers into ending...
Safety Tips for Working Teens Most Also Apply to Adults
AT WORK* Pay attention to your surroundings. Know where your co-workers are. Make eye contact with people coming into the store, restaurant, office, wherever you're working.* Avoid looking at the floor. That makes you look preoccupied and vulnerable...
Santa Claus, Light Displays, Tours on Tap for Holiday Weekend
TODAY* Holiday at the Barracks: Demonstrations of historic crafts and 19th-century pastries; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jefferson Barracks County Park historic site. Free. Also Sunday. Continuing antique toy exhibit in park Ordnance Room - $1 for adults, 50...
School: Rings out for the New Year
The little gold stud in Jonisha Cartlidge's nose - a 13th birthday present from her mother - has led to a multiple-choice ultimatum from the principal at her junior high school in East St. Louis.Take the nose ring out, cover it up, or stay home from...
Sexual Assault Leaves Scars for Years
It was time for the 16-year-old girl to take a rest from serving Big Macs and fries at the McDonald's at 7241 Gravois.She went into the employee break room, past the kitchen near the big freezers. She sat at a wooden table and watched Sally Jesse Raphael...
Shooter Case Spurs Call for New Law
Clayton courthouse shooter Kenneth Baumruk recited the names of the presidents backward from Bill Clinton to Franklin Roosevelt, knew the dates he was laid off and rehired at McDonnell Douglas Corp. and understood that he faced the death penalty in a...
Simple Adornments Sometimes the Best
NOWADAYS OUTDOOR holiday decorating may involve death-defying acrobatics with ladders to string thousands of twinklig lights that reach to the rooftops, but at Calonial Williamsburg, the restored historic capital of Virginia, the tradition remains in...
Soap Star Home for the Holidays
LIKE the rest of us, soap actors like Christie Clark, who plays Carrie Brady on "Days of Our Lives," are busy preparing for the upcoming holidays. Clark is planning to stay home for the holidays; in fact, she is having her whole family over to her house...
Some Crimes May Be Small-Time, but All Are Big-Time to Neighbors
JANE WOULD LIKE to say that she still feels the same way about her neighborhood, Soulard. She'd like to, but she honestly can't.Sure. She still loves the diversity and the sense of community she found in Soulard. After all, if Jane and her husband had...
Special District Board Puts Needs of Children First
The Nov. 17 editorial, "Is SSD Changing Its Wasteful Ways?" implies fiduciary negligence on my part for my refusal to support bid proposals for food service and custodial staff at the Special School District.Regarding the Kelly audit, which estimated...
Sports Shorts
Robinson To Stay At GramblingEddie Robinson will get one more year as football coach at Grambling, a chance to add to his 405 career victories and to erase the sting of consecutive losing seasons.On Friday, university president Raymond Hicks ended a...

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