St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 25, 1997

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16 Arrested in Sting at Chrysler 29 Workers Accused of Drug Trafficking
St. Louis County Police completed a 16-month undercover operation Thursday by converging on Chrysler Corp.'s assembly plants in Fenton and arresting 16 employees for drug trafficking. Authorities were looking for 13 other suspects.Chrysler officials...
A Fashionable Union Designers Profit from the Exposure They Get on the Silver Screen
FILM and fashion - it's a marriage made on the silver screen.Ever since Giorgio Armani started his early-1980s film affair by dressing Richard Gere in "An American Gigolo," the fashion flock has intensified its effort to woo Hollywood.Now, European powerhouses...
Airbus Forecasts Jet War Consortium Looking to Cut Boeing Lead
Airbus Industrie's new forecast for worldwide jetliner demand over the next 20 years looks a bit like a battle plan in a war for the skies.The aircraft manufacturer predicts airlines will need about 16,000 new aircraft to replace their aging fleets....
A Land of Striking Beauty Sets Scene for Poignant Story
"MABORISI"No MPAA rating. Running time: 1:50.THIS lovely, sad Japanese movie is the story of a young woman haunted by the inexplicability of death. "Maborisi" - the title refers to an illusory light seen at a distance - begins with a little girl watching...
Alton's New Mayor Moves Quickly to Shuffle Chiefs, Aides
The voters of Alton said they wanted change, so their new mayor gave it to them, appointing new police and fire chiefs, city lawyers and other top aides in his first few minutes in charge.Donald Sandidge had a long time to think about what he would do...
Ambulance Board Sets Dispatch Talks Deadline
The St. Charles County Ambulance District board voted 4-2 Thursday to set a deadline of 5 p.m. May 16 for county officials to schedule a meeting with representatives of the ambulance district and all the fire districts to discuss the dispatching issue.Passage...
Ambush's Season Ends with 13-11 Loss to Attack
Just when the Ambush thought it had all the Kansas City Attack scorers in check Wednesday night at Kemper Arena, forward Wes Wade broke loose.Wade scored three goals to lead the Attack to a 13-11 win over the Ambush in Game 4 of the National Conference...
A Vendetta against Planned Parenthood
In their war against Planned Parenthood, anti-abortion state legislators have adopted a scorched-earth policy. They frankly couldn't care less how many poor women, families or agencies might be hurt in their efforts to "get" Planned Parenthood.Indeed...
Back in Stride Craig Virgin on Road to Recovery after Accident
Craig Virgin remembers it all.He remembers leaving his Lebanon, Ill., home about 6 p.m. Jan. 29 for an appointment in downtown St. Louis. He remembers driving west on Interstate 64 and pulling into the left lane "to make up some time."He remembers approaching...
Bad Smell Might Mean Fine for Sauget Plant
State officials are considering levying penalties against a Sauget plant that is believed to have emitted a noxious odor in St. Louis and the Metro East area on Sunday.A leaky valve in the Ethyl Petroleum Additives plant in Sauget was the source of a...
Billy Taylor Gives His Audience an Education in Finesse He Mixes Originals with the Standards
BILLY TAYLORJazz At The Bistro, Wednesday, April 23JUST because you have a doctorate doesn't mean you can't swing. And for 52 years, pianist Dr. Billy Taylor has swung, has educated and has been the ambassador for the jazz world. His long lineage of...
Blues' Game 4 Frenzy Something to Build On
Blues defenseman Al MacInnis stood on the bench Tuesday night, absorbing the crowd's triumphant roar and scanning the rows and rows of happy faces.On the ice, his spirited teammates were fighting the Detroit Red Wings hammer and tong in a six-on-six...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUIS COUNTYWestfall Targets Building Code Violations St. Louis County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall wants the County Council to give health and building inspectors the ability to get search warrants to check out reports of code violations....
Briefs
MEDICAREBankruptcy Date Is 2001, Trustees SayMedicare is still headed for bankruptcy in 2001, unless Congress and the White House act immediately, the program's trustees said Thursday. Clinton administration officials and Republican lawmakers said they...
Briefs
THE NATION PERSIAN GULF WARChemical Attack Likely, Researcher SaysContrary to repeated Pentagon denials, Iraq may well have fired chemical weapons on U.S. and allied soldiers during the Persian Gulf War, a researcher who was fired from a presidential...
Canadiens Win in 3 Ots; Avalanche, Coyotes Roll
Patrice Brisebois scored at 7:37 of the third overtime Thursday night as the Montreal Canadiens avoided a sweep of their playoff series by beating the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in Montreal.The Devils lead the series 3-1. Game 5 is Saturday in New Jersey.Montreal...
Cards Share the Blame for Slump Hendrick, la Russa Not Worried
The Cardinals have had nine one-run games out of 19 this season, but these aren't just any one-run games. They are virtually runless games.Six of the games have been decided by 2-1 scores. The Cardinals won two. Two were decided by 3-2 scores. The Cardinals...
Center Stage: Demitra Is Suddenly a Weapon
The Blues could be missing their top playoff center tonight in Detroit.It's not Pierre Turgeon, due back from headaches.The question mark is Pavol Demitra, off the past two days with a sore hand. When asked if Demitra were certain to play, coach Joel...
Church Notes
Weekend Retreat"The Heart of the Matter or the Matter of the Heart" is the subject of a weekend retreat for women at 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at In Him Ministries, 912 Nichuss, Warrenton. Joyce Tilney, founder of Women of God Ministries,...
City Computer Experts Say They'll Be Replaced
The 13 city workers who oversee the city's computer information say Comptroller Darlene Green plans to replace them with a private computer firm.The firm has political ties to Green.On Monday morning, workers were ordered to attend an unprecedented and...
Clay Proposes Measure for Education Grants His Bill Aims for `Renewal' of Public Schools
Rep. William L. Clay, D-St. Louis, introduced a bill Thursday to provide $750 million in federal grants to encourage what he termed the renewal of the nation's public schools.The proposal was seen as an attempt to counter GOP proposals for vouchers that...
Clear-Eyed, Determined - and a Child
"SHILOH"Rating: PG, some violence. Running time: 1:33.THIS story about a boy and a dog is uncommonly intelligent for a children's movie and will likely resonate with adults as well as kids. Newcomer Blake Heron plays 11-year-old Marty Preston, a boy...
Cliches Flow like Lava in Fiery Flick
"VOLCANO"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 1:44.LOVE that lava! "Volcano," the viscerally entertaining, thoroughly formulaic new feature about Mount St. Los Angeles, contains virtually every cliche known to the disaster flick: the lost child, the whiny teen-ager...
Close Call with HIV Taught Woman Caution
Tammy is one of the lucky ones.Her test for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, came back negative this week, prompting her to discuss her brief fling with Darnell "Boss Man" McGee and to urge other women to be careful."Not everything out there that looks...
College's 10k, Fun Run, Wellness Fair Set for Saturday
The sixth annual 10K race, one-mile fun run and Wellness Fair are scheduled Saturday at St. Charles County Community College. For the first time, top-finishing male and female runners in the 10K will win cash prizes of $100.The race, held on campus,...
Contract for City Preschool Delayed Owner Was Treasurer of Green's Campaign
A $31,000 city contract to a preschool owned by Comptroller Darlene Green's campaign treasurer has been put on hold.Green, as one of three members of the city's Board of Estimate and Apportionment, had been expected to vote on the contract today. It...
Cops and Criminals: The Human Side
"LES VOLEURS (THIEVES)"Rating: R, sex. Running time: 1:57.THIS intriguing, mysterious, multi-layered French film, released in 1996, feels a bit like a rediscovered work from the New Wave of three or four decades ago. As with, say, "Breathless" or "Shoot...
Corpse Lay for 2 Days in Room
Wrapped in bedsheets and garbage bags, bound by ropes and laden with dumbbells, the body of the slain man lay on a bedroom floor for 48 hours.But sharing a town-house apartment with this gruesome package for two days was too much for the victim's fiancee...
Cost Overruns Cut Funds Needed to Finish Project Only $1 Million Left to Complete $3.7 Million Building
Cost overruns on a St. Charles School District project have left the district with less than a third of the money it needs to complete the remaining $3.7 million classroom building, one critic says.Voters approved $11 million in a bond issue last year...
Crusaders Outlast Wentzville 14-13 in Rousing Slugfest Coach: `Seems like Every Game Is Tight'
Just once, Steve Pfund would like to be able to relax during a St. Dominic High baseball game."It's like I told my players afterward: we don't have to make every game close," said Pfund, the Crusaders' first-year coach. "It seems like every game we play...
Cubs First Lose No-Hitter, Then Game as Pirates Rally
Jason Kendall scored from second on a throwing error by shortstop Rey Sanchez, allowing the Pittsburgh Pirates to rally for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.The Cubs, who at 2-17 have the worst record in the majors, are 0-7 at W...
Debate Rages over Oldest New Mother, 63
At 63 years old, the world's oldest new mother is dealing with night feedings and diaper rash.She will be 65 during the terrible twos and 76 during the rebellious teen-age years. And maybe, just maybe, she'll be around at 85 to see her daughter graduate...
Delta, Southwest's Profits Climb
Delta Air Lines Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. reported strong profits for the latest quarter Thursday, despite higher jet fuel costs, becoming the latest major airlines to post solid results.Delta Air Lines, the nation's third-largest carrier, racked...
Despite Ralph Reed's Balancing Act, Christian Coalition Generates Mistrust
Ralph Reed first showed his stuff to a national audience the week before the 1992 Republican Convention in Houston. President George Bush's lieutenants were trying to put together a party platform with broad appeal that could also mollify the party's...
Don't Count U.S. Bond Funds out Comeback Candidates, Contrarians Contend
In any popularity contest among mutual fund investors, funds that invest in U.S. government bonds would finish a distant last.While funds of most other varieties have been booming for years, the world of long-term Treasury bond funds is steadily shrinking.But...
Drug Tip Makes Other Family Hostile, Not Thankful
Dear Abby: The letter from "Someone in Georgia," the mother of a child who had died from an overdose of drugs, prompts this letter. She asked why no one had warned her about her child's drug problem while he/she could be saved. Perhaps this is the reason...
Ems Failed to Collect $11 Million, Chief Says Some Bills Were Never Sent, Some Not Recorded St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The city's ambulance service collected $2 million last year on ambulance-trip bills totaling $13 million, city Fire Chief Neil Svetanics said Thursday.Some bills were never sent or weren't entered into the service's computers, Svetanics said.Svetanics,...
Ex-Boyfriend Questioned in Slayings
Staff Police on Thursday questioned a suspect in the killing of a man and woman found fatally shot in an apartment building north of Belleville.Police planned to hold the suspect for up to 48 hours for questioning but said there was not enough evidence...
Firms Seek Bigger Trucks in Missouri, Other States
The trucking industry wants the federal government to allow double- and triple-trailer trucks for the first time on several interstate highways, including I-70 in Missouri.The proposal arose in negotiations between the American Trucking Association and...
Fishing Report
LAKESBarkley: A foot below summer pool and rising slowly. Slightly murky. 59 degrees. Crappie: Fair to good on jigs or minnows at 7-13 feet over wood cover. Some are spawning in the upper lake. Bass: Good at 6-8 feet on spinner baits, jigs and lizards....
Flooded Residents Get Look at Homes Basements Still Full of Red River Water
Families chased from their homes almost a week ago by Red River floodwater returned for the first time Thursday for a few painful hours to fetch some belongings and check the damage.Permitted by ebbing floodwater to return to their home to survey da...
Free Alexis Herman
Senate Republicans who oppose President Bill Clinton's new policy on labor agreements and federal contracts are retaliating by delaying confirmation of Alexis Herman as labor secretary. The tactic is a longstanding one, but it could easily backfire....
Gambling on Our Future
Show me the money."The words are from the hit movie "Jerry Maguire," in which Tom Cruise portrays a sports agent seeking to recover his moral center. But the words have a resonance beyond the silver screen. Indeed, they are a sort of watchword for today's...
Gaming Revenue `Rebate' Raises Questions Plan to Send $50 to Each Homeowner Reviewed; Money May Go to Trash Collection
The St. Charles City Council settled on granting a $50 check to each residential homeowner last month as a personal, tangible benefit of the millions of dollars City Hall receives from casino gaming admissions. The council now is thinking of redirecting...
Gingrich Pays but Isn't Guilty
L'affaire Gingrich shambled to an end last week, as the speaker of the House decided to repay a $300,000 obligation to the House ethics committee - with a little help from Bob Dole.Although Newt-phobes lauded the courage of their nemesis, this case will...
Golden Year for the Golden Palm
A CONSTELLATION of the world's moviemakers and film stars, perhaps the most dazzling ever in one locale, will gather by the palm trees of the French Riviera next month to celebrate the 50th International Film Festival at Cannes, organizers announced...
Gretzky's Hat Trick a Topper as Rangers Win
Wayne Gretzky's natural hat trick - his league-best ninth in the playoffs - led the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.The win gives the Rangers a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round...
Gretzky Shows He Still Can Be the Great One Goals Come Less Often, but He Shows He Has Plenty Left
When people look back on the 3-2 victory that moved the New York Rangers one win away from the Stanley Cup quarterfinals, it will be remembered simply as The Gretzky Game.Wayne Gretzky scored all three goals, his ninth playoff hat trick, as the Rangers...
Health News
DEPRESSIONResearchers Cite Physical CauseResearchers at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis say they have found new evidence of a physical cause of depression in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that is under-active in some depressed...
Heat Has Orlando Ice-Cold
The Miami Heat made certain that the Orlando Magic had no shot.Smothering defense helped the Heat build a 25-point first-quarter lead Thursday night in Miami, and Orlando tied an NBA record for fewest points in a playoff game by losing 99-64.Miami earned...
Heiple Tells Panel He Shouldn't Be Punished
Embattled Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple argued Thursday that he should not be punished for misconduct because a pattern of misbehavior has not been established.His argument, filed with the Illinois Courts Commission, came as the House...
Help Line Casino Group, Critics Disagree over Program to Aid Gamblers
Illinois' floating casino association says more than 1,700 people sought assistance from an industry-funded help line for problem gamblers last year - the first time such a service has been available statewide.Critics say they're glad that something's...
Hiatal Hernia Amounts to a Gap in Anatomy
Dear Dr. Donohue: Could you please discuss a hiatal hernia, including its cause, aids to relieve it and possible correction?Let me give you a snapshot of the territory. Your esophagus, the swallowing tube, runs all the way from your throat, through your...
High Court Treats Religions Unevenly
Somebody's always accusing the Supreme Court of being politically incorrect. Now the court is being accused of being religiously incorrect.So far the court doesn't much care. A coalition of 16 Muslim organizations asked in February that, in deference...
High Hopes for Hospital Summit
With a few strong words and a lawsuit to back them up, Mayor Clarence Harmon has generated the sparks that might yet ignite some useful public discussion about how St. Louis tends to the health of its poor.Even before being sworn in, Mr. Harmon warned...
High School Summer Activities Camps
Following is a rundown of upcoming summer sports/activity camps:ST. CHARLES WESTSt. Charles West and coach Terry Hollander will be conducting basketball camps for boys for the 18th year. The weeklong Skills and Competition Camp will be held June 16-20....
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho: It's off to Work the Kids Go
Jurors deliberated a weighty trespassing case Thursday at the Thompson Coburn law firm downtown.The accused? Goldilocks.Though she claimed that she had implied consent to enter the bear family's open front door, the jury found her guilty, all in the...
Honor Roll
Students at Francis Howell Middle School, at 825 O'Fallon Road, must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:6th Grade Christopher Abbey, Erin Aldridge, Spencer Andrews,...
Honor Roll
Students at Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackman Road, St. Charles, must have a grade point average of 3.0 with no Ds or Fs to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll: Honor RollGrade Nine Rebecca...
House Rejects Measure to Protect Homosexuals
The Illinois House defeated Thursday a measure that would have outlawed housing and job discrimination against homosexuals.Opponents of the bill spoke little during debate - and a closing speech by the openly gay sponsor drew rousing applause from House...
Howell Makes Right Moves to Gain Pair of Wins Davidson as Sweeper Helps Lady Vikings to Victories over St. Dominic, St. Charles
Thanks to a recent position change, the Francis Howell High girls soccer team has turned the corner."We moved Julie Davidson from center midfield to sweeper and it has really seemed to help us in all areas of the field," first-year Howell coach Tim Holmes...
Ian Moore: Journey into the Feel-No-Pain Zone
IAN MOORE BANDThe Side Door, Saturday, April 19IAN Moore encored his show with Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" and, unlike the Fugees, who recently latched onto the charts with a remake of that tune, he didn't change the lyrics to suit his vantage point....
If City Ousts Development Chief, the Move Could Be Very Costly
Mayor Clarence Harmon has not yet said whether he wants Maureen McAvey to stay on as St. Louis' top development official. Replacing her, however, could cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.After a nationwide search led to McAvey, McAvey signed...
If Not Jim, Who? If Not Then, Now?
I RISE THIS MORNING in defense of a colleague, Jim Gallagher.He's one of our financial writers. He is quiet, low-key and unassuming. He is methodical in his research, thorough and understated in his reporting.Yet, he was subjected to a vicious verbal...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:BELLEVILLEDorothy O. Campbell, 94, community volunteer and activist, died Tuesday, visitation 2-7 p.m. Sunday, funeral noon Monday, both at Nash Funeral Home. Burial at Sunset Gardens of Memory.Hazel (Funsch) Emge,...
Investigation Explored at Cueto Trial
Illinois liquor agent Bonds Robinson was only posing as a corrupt official seeking bribes, a former state official testified Thursday in Amiel Cueto's federal trial.John "Jack" Dorgan, former executive director of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission,...
In Your Dreams: Callers Get Help from Metaphysics School Hot Line
The dream scenario of a nervous executive walking into a crowded boardroom and suddenly realizing he's naked is not only fodder for television sitcoms.It's also one of the most common dreams recounted by callers each year to the National Dream Hotline,...
It's Becoming Clear That This Year Is a Battle Year for Labor
This was to be the year in which organized labor would regroup.And that seemed natural.Last year, following its first contested election, the AFL-CIO opted for a break with the past, for a more aggressive and creative unionism. This played out in last...
Jewish, Christian Families Gather for Seder Dinner to Celebrate Passover Eve Symbolic Retelling of the Exodus from Egypt Holds Meaning, Knowledge for Crowd of 150
Judaic ritual and Christian gospel came together in a burst of pageantry and dialogue this Passover Eve in St. Charles.James Elcock of Lamed Academy of Malchi-Zedek in St. Charles played host to a seder dinner Monday for 150 at the Columns Banquet Center....
Jones Medical Up 117%
Jones Medical Industries said Thursday that first-quarter earnings rose by 117 percent to $8.12 million and revenue climbed 36 percent to $29.8 million.But the St. Louis County-based company's stock lost 62 1/2 cents, closing at $29.87 1/2 a share.The...
Jury Hears Defense in Trial for Slaying Lawyer: Defendant Left before Killing
Rick Maxey had sex in the back of his car with Leslie O'Neal, a hitchhiker he picked up on a warm night in March 1995. But, his attorney says, that was all.Maxey did not rape the woman or kill her or dump her body in a lake, defense attorney Charles...
Just Shootin' the Breeze with the Good Ol' Boys
The bubbas are out in force tonight.First, the good ol' boys (and gal) from Hazzard County get together for "The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!" (7 p.m. on Channel 4). And if that's not enough fun, the good ol' boys of "Nash Bridges" (9 p.m. on Channel 4)...
Kmox Signs off on BBB Membership
BULLETIN: KMOX Radio chief Rod Zimmerman has confirmed that the station has dropped its membership in the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri & Illinois because of "budget considerations." Furthermore, the station's community affairs director,...
Lady Crusaders Beat West
St. Dominic High girls soccer coach Les Hager had seen enough."We had a little meeting today after school," Hager said. "It wasn't a discussion - I did all the talking. I just wanted to clear the air and let the girls know how I felt about the way they'd...
Lee Depriest; E. St. Louis Mayoral Aide
Lee F. DePriest, a community leader in East St. Louis and a top aide to Mayor Gordon D. Bush, died Tuesday (April 22, 1997) at his home in East St. Louis after a heart attack. He was 72.Mr. DePriest was one of the mayor's closest advisers; they conferred...
Library Notes
Adult Library ProgramsPrograms for adults offered at various branch libraries are:*How To Use The Library. *Introduction To The Internet. *Searching The Internet. *Government Documents Information on the Internet. These programs are offered in sessions...
Library of Nature's Wonders Recognized April Declared State's `Natural Areas Month'
Imagine that you went to the public library in your area to look up information about drugs available to cure a new disease. Walking through the doors, you see tens of thousands of books neatly arranged on hundreds of shelves. But when you walk through...
Lott Adds Backing to Weapons Treaty
A treaty to ban chemical weapons gained strength in the Senate Thursday when Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., swung behind the pact, and supporters easily prevailed on early test votes.With a final roll call set for later Thursday, Lott cited...
Medicare Prognosis: Collapse in 2001 Hands-Off Approach Risky, Experts Warn
Medicare trustees said Thursday that the program that provides health care to elderly people would run out of money in four years if Congress took no action to slow spending or raise taxes.In their annual report, the trustees, including three members...
Microspat Is Brewing at Busch
You can buy Tom Schlafly's microbrewery beer at Busch Stadium - if you can find it.And therein hangs a microflap.Schlafly's beer is on tap at the Old-Timer's Brew Pub and Pretzelry, part of the food court behind center field at Busch Stadium. On the...
Money Notes
Time To Make AmendsOops. You pulled an all-nighter and got your tax return in the mail April 15. Should have been a relief, but you've been tossing and turning for the last 10 days, thinking about the mistakes you made.Are you going to jail? Cheating...
Morning Briefing
Fed's Meyer Hints Hike In Interest Rates LikelyThe U.S. economy is growing too fast, even after the Federal Reserve raised the overnight bank lending rate in March, Fed Gov. Laurence Meyer of St. Louis said Thursday, signaling further Fed rate increases...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Eye Drops:* Baby Magic is marketing a new skin lotion called the National League Central Division.* Memo to BILL BIDWILL: "Dear Bill, I'm going to be laid up for a while. Could you please drop by the ranch and feed the horses? - Thanks, GENE STALLINGS."...
Mu Softball Looks for New Memories
A month ago, the three remaining players from the Missouri softball team that played in the 1994 College World Series told teammates of their experiences.Barb Wright, who pitched a complete game for the Midwest Regional championship to launch Mizzou...
Nba, USA Basketball Settle Suit Dream Team Collectibles Gets Undisclosed Amount
Ed Gaines won't say how much money his little company will collect from the National Basketball Association as part of the settlement of a trademark suit. Under the terms of the agreement that averted a trial here this week, details of the "cash settlement"...
Obituaries
Nellie Mae KohlheppNellie Mae Kohlhepp, 92, of St. Charles, died Thursday (April 24, 1997) at Parkside Meadows in St. Charles.Mrs. Kohlhepp was a homemaker.A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery, 2700 West Clay Street, St....
Odd Trip Ends Up Even for Cardinals Birds 4-4 on 10,000-Mile Odyssey
The Cardinals' coast-to-coast-and-then-some trip wound up at a standstill Wednesday night.Having traveled from St. Louis to Miami to Honolulu to Los Angeles in 10-day span, the Cardinals wrapped up their journey at 4-4 as they lost 2-1 to the Los Angeles...
Officers Rescue Two after Car Rolls into Lake in Bel-Ridge
Two friends - a man and a woman - were rescued Wednesday evening from a lake in Bel-Ridge after their car rolled backward into the water, officials said.The man, 35, was floating face-down in 10 feet of water, while the woman, Joyce Jenkins, 31, of St....
Officials Present Gang Awareness Program at School
"Gang activity is like a cancer in the community. We can either remove a small growth or ignore it and we will start burying our kids," Judge Frank Conard said at a gang-awareness program Wednesday.Baseball caps decorated with gang graffiti and red and...
On Deck: Rockies
Just The Facts: Three games vs. Colorado Rockies: 7:05 tonight, 1:15 p.m. Saturday, 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Busch Stadium.Tuning In: Tonight on KPLR-TV (Channel 11). All games broadcast on KMOX Radio (1120 AM).Promotions: Tonight - McDonald's Travel Mug...
On Road with Vonk: NY Gets a Look-See
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, which appeared Wednesday and Thursday nights at New York's Carnegie Hall, has just made its annual showing of the flag in the cultural capital of the world. The two concerts mark music director Hans Vonk's first appearance...
Opponents Question White House, Lott Ties to Tobacco Case
The lineup for landmark tobacco talks is a family affair: Hillary Rodham Clinton's brother and the Senate majority leader's brother-in-law are key participants.And the White House, which may be the final arbiter of any deal between tobacco interests...
Painful Paradise Making the Movie `Paradise Road' about the Abuses of Womenin World War II Internment Campus Was a Mental and Physical Challenge for the New Directors and Stars
WRITER-DIRECTOR Bruce Beresford makes it clear. He doesn't care if his latest film, "Paradise Road," gets slammed as politically incorrect. The film depicts Japanese soldiers as vile tyrants and revisits some of the heinous crimes they committed during...
Panel to Hear Workers' Pay Complaints
An Illinois House committee will hold a hearing Monday in Alton on complaints from Beverly Farm employees that they are underpaid.Administrators of the home for retarded people in Godfrey have been in a labor contract dispute with the American Federation...
Parents of Deadbeat Son Should Suspect Drug Use
Dear Ann Landers: Our 19-year-old son, "Luke," a classic underachiever, has been a source of grief to my wife and me for most of his life. He was into drugs in high school, his grades were terrible and he barely graduated. He wrecked two cars we had...
Paying Their Way Budget Negotiators Agree on Salary, Expense Issues; Spending Plan Nears Completion
Budget negotiators in the House and Senate reached agreements on several key issues Thursday as they moved closer to crafting a roughly $15 billion spending plan for Missouri, including approving pay and daily living allowance increases.Budget leaders...
Plan May Ring Up Some Phone Bills Others May Save at Least $1 Billion in Cuts
Americans could save at least $1 billion a year in monthly phone charges under a plan being considered by federal regulators. But bills could go up for customers with more than one phone line who make few long-distance calls.The changes could come about...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Eric Pork, 18, died Thursday night at Barnes-Jewish Hospital of gunshot wounds he sustained Tuesday while walking in the 4700...
Pouring Her Heart into It Woman Loves Business Turning Heavy `Batter' into Lawn Ornaments
Pat Sowash, owner of Pat's Concrete in Dittmer, says that making concrete lawn ornaments is just like baking a cake."You oil your pan, mix up your batter and pour it in. When it's ready, you take it out and then you start over," Sowash said. "It's just...
Prosecutor Paints Mcveigh as Deluded Bombing Plot Was to Be 2nd American Revolution
Timothy McVeigh blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, in a twisted plot to spark a second American revolution, a prosecutor said in opening statements in McVeigh's trial Thursday."McVeigh liked to consider himself a patriot,"...