St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 10, 1997

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1 Goal + 2 Points = Playoffs Blues Blank Blackhawks as Fuhr, Hull Get It Done
In the corner in the near-empty Blues locker room, away from the autograph-seekers, picture-takers, hangers-on, microphones, tape recorders and television cameras, father and son shared a quiet moment late Wednesday night.Bobby Hall gave his son Brett...
1 Goal + 2 Points = Playoffs Blues Blank Blackhawks as Fuhr, Hull Get It Done
Although each team needed only one point to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth, the Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks took different approaches with their marquee players for their matchup Wednesday night at the United Center.The Blackhawks rested...
3,300 Volunteers to Tackle 630 Miles of Trash Boy, Girl Scouts Lead the `Pack' in the St. Clair County Cleanup
In bright orange T-shirts and white gloves, 3,300 volunteers are committed to turn out Saturday to clean up 630 miles of St. Clair County roadsides.Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops are furnishing more volunteers for the effort than any other organization,...
3,500 Urge School Funds Equality Jesse Jackson, Illinois Residents Rally to End Districts' Disparity
About 3,500 people led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson gathered Wednesday on the Capitol lawn to demand a change in the way Illinois schools are financed."One group goes to Yale, and one group goes to jail," said Jackson, referring to the wide disparity of...
7 Pitchers Prove Depth of Howell N
Pitching appeared to be no problem for the Francis Howell North High baseball team entering the season. Then a stretch of six games in eight days confirmed that for coach Bob Dunahue.The Knights emerged with an 8-0 record, which boosted them to the No....
Abortion Foes Dealt Setback
In a setback for abortion foes, the Missouri Senate refused Wednesday to rewrite the proposed $14.5 billion state budget to further restrict spending of state funds for family planning.At the urging of Senate Appropriations Chairman Mike Lybyer, the...
About Face New Blackjack Game at the President Deals the Cards Face Down -- Just like They Do in Las Vegas
They've got the touch at the Admiral.The President Casino on the Admiral has begun dealing hand-held blackjack, shuffling a version of a Las Vegas staple onto the local gambling scene.St. Louis-area casinos, since first being legalized in September 1991,...
Accused Firebomber Claims Rights Violation Judge Stays on Case; Suspect Held without Bond
Shackles on his wrists and ankles, the man charged with firebombing a courtroom accused a federal magistrate Wednesday of plotting to violate his rights.John E. Ewing Jr., 37, asked federal Magistrate Judge David Bernthal to step down from the case during...
Aerosmith Still Knows How to Serve Up Bad-Boy Classics
Nine LivesAerosmith (Columbia)Face it. There just will never be another "Toys in the Attic." Never. Remember cramming into your friend's metal-flake blue Chevy van (done up right with matted, orange shag interior; Hurst shifter, chrome mags and maj or...
Allen Ginsberg as a Symptom
Allen Ginsberg, symptomatic symbol of the Beat Generation and other intellectual fads, died last Saturday at age 70. He once wrote, "I'm so lucky to be nutty." Actually, his pose of paranoia was not luck, it was a sound career move.It became big box...
A Rabbi Who Led the Way on Social Issues
Two great religious festivals cluster near each other. March 30 was the Christian observance of Easter and April 22 commemorates the Jewish festival of Passover. In between the two are profound spiritual, theological, cultural and mythic roots that bind...
As Rebels Advance, Zaire Leader Looks to Army
Rebels pushed into the country's second-largest city Wednesday, and President Mobutu Sese Seko turned to the military in an attempt to maintain his slipping hold on power.Mobutu sacked the prime minister he appointed a week ago and replaced him with...
Auditions & Announcements
Muny 1st Stage: Auditions for 1997 Young Actors Touring Company Friday and Saturday at Crossroads School in the Central West End. Casting children of all ethnic backgrounds, ages 8-18. For appointment, call 652-5213.Upper Edge Productions: Auditions...
Be of Good Cheer Wildcat Squad Brings Energy, Enthusiasm to Cheerleading Performances
The Wildcats may not root for any particular team, but their enthusiasm for cheerleading comes across in any gymnasium.Recently having won fourth place in their division at a grueling national cheerleading competition, the Metro-East Coed Wildcat All-Stars...
Best Bets for the Week of April 10-16
FridayRock `n' roll all week: Dock ers or Spandex? A receding hairline or fake blood? "You Can't Hurry Love" or "I Was Made for Loving You?" Oh, the predicament aging rock 'n' rollers must wrestle with this week as soft-rock, sensitive-guy Phil Collins...
Blues Make a Lot of Noise in Clinching
Clang. Clang. Clang. Clang. Clang.Was that the sound of church bells ringing the Blues into the playoffs with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks?Or the sound of the Blues hitting goal posts Wednesday at United Center? Steve Leach and Pavol Demitra...
Board Oks Transfer for Fairfax House Fund Historical Group's Support Prompts Some Criticism
In an effort to save Rock Hill's historical Fairfax House, the Board of Aldermen passed a motion to transfer money from its budget to start a trust fund for the house.But board members expressed disappointment about a historical group's participation...
Board Ponders Plague of Potholes, Mud
Peerless Park is dealing with complaints typical at this time of year: muddy roads and potholes.Building Commissioner Rudolph Beuc told the Board of Aldermen that complaints had been received about slippery mud on Elam Road off Meramec Station Road....
Braver, Newer Jimmie Dale Gilmore's New, Modest Success Is Plenty, Thank You, for This Country-Blues Original
I'm thinking about writing a book," says Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Although he doesn't have a working title for it yet, the critically acclaimed Texas singer-songwriter might just consider calling it "Zen and the Art of Survival in the Music Business."Although...
Braves Triumph in 12th on Bases-Loaded Walk
Rookie Tom Martin walked Fred McGriff on four pitches with the bases loaded in the 12th inning Wednesday night as the Atlanta Braves beat the visiting Houston Astros 4-3 and extended their winning streak to six.Jeff Blauser singled off Jose Lima (0-1)...
Briefs
MISSOURIGREENE COUNTYPrisoner's Family Sues Jail, Doctor Over Death A Greene County Jail inmate in Springfield was taunted by jail workers who accused him of faking illness and deprived him of proper medical care before he died, according to a suit filed...
Briefs
ILLINOISSAUGETSewage Treatment Firm To Keep Its Rates Steady The American Bottoms Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Sauget said Wednesday that its customers will not see any rate increase for the year starting May 1. "For the fifth consecutive...
Budget Panel Favors One Prison, Not Two
Gov. Mel Carnahan's request for $146 million to build two prisons has run into trouble.In an informal show of hands Tuesday, the House Budget Committee overwhelmingly supported one new prison - not two.Legislators said they would prefer to see more emphasis...
Building Momentum Latest in an Array of Indian Restaurants Has Pakistani Perspective, Lots of Potential
The Taj Mahal in India, like Rome, wasn't built in a day. And the Taj Mahal restaurant -- like its namesake memorial, which looms from a mural on the main wall -- is also a work in progress. Both the menu and the decor of this new West County establishment...
By a Whisker!
WHAT IS IT that endears your pet to you?Be honest now. Is it the slurpy kiss your dog gives you when you leave the house? Or the crafty independence of your cat?For Barbara Bertagnolli of Davisville, Mo., it's the flamboyant whiskers of her aristocratic...
Campaign Money Limits Look Good `Perception Is More Important Than What's Real,' Says Sen. Mathewson
Sen. Jim Mathewson wants to keep the state's limits on campaign contributions - not because they work but because they look good.Mathewson, a Democrat from Sedalia, made the comment Tuesday night when he testified before the House Elections Committee....
Campaign Reform Gets Out-of-State Boost
The experience of advocates of campaign finance revision in Missouri has been a roller-coaster ride.There was the thrill of November 1994, when Missourians approved a state constitutional amendment enacting the strictest contribution limits in the country.That...
Capital Briefs
SEAT BELTSSenate Advances Bill; Inspection Repeal KilledA Senate bill aimed at increasing Missouri's seat belt and motorist safety requirements has advanced to the House floor, where similar legislation failed earlier this week. The House Civil and Administrative...
Cheap Stuff $5 and Under
Prints among walls: Whether you are a serious art collector or a desperate homeowner looking for something to nail over the couch, you won't want to miss Washington University Gallery of Art's 14th Annual PRINTMARKET. More than 20 top dealers from St....
City Votes to Go with Old Dispatching Agency Move Leaves New County Dept. with 3 Customers
The St. Charles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to join the county's Dispatch and Alarm Agency, less than one week after the county terminated its contract with the non-profit service.As a result, the new county department now provides services...
Classical & Popular Listings
CLASSICALCathedral Concert, 12:30 today, Christ Church Cathedral, 13th & Locust sts., 231-3454. Organist William Partridge performs the music of Bach, Scheidt, and Widor. FreeMichelob Classix, 7 pm F, happy hour at 6 p.m., Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N....
Clinton Administration Defends Cutting off Benefits for Legal Immigrants
Last week, New Mexico's Republican Gov. Gary Johnson vetoed a welfare reform bill passed by the Democratic Legislature that would, among other things, have allowed legal aliens to receive benefits for up to another five years.His veto was denounced by...
Cold Shoulder 746 Pay to See Jays Blank Sox in Chicago
It was hard to tell that Comiskey Park was open Wednesday.Toronto's 5-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox drew a paid crowd of 746, the smallest for a Sox home game in 27 years.Not since Sept. 21, 1970, when 672 attended a doubleheader against Kansas...
Community Bands Tune Up to Warm Weather's Baton
When it comes to spring, Solomon might have said it best in the Old Testament. "The winter is gone. The flowers appear on the earth. The time of singing of birds is come and the voice of the turtle is heard in the land."Spring is when community bands...
Concert Previews
Insane Clown Posse w/Humble Gods, 8:30 tonight at The GalaxyViolent J and his partner, Shaggy 2 Dope (Joey Utsler), two genuine ex-gang members from Detroit, are Insane Clown Posse. The duo kicks out fluent raps that are often morbid and juvenile, but...
Construction of Space Station Delayed Russian Portion Holds Up Project
This year's long-planned start of construction on the international space station was postponed Wednesday until late next year because Russia can't meet its deadline for a vital segment.With U.S. money, Russia built a space tug that will be the first...
Credit Crunched: Cards with 2000 Expiration Date Rejected
The millennium has arrived early for the credit card industry, with issuers scrambling to upgrade point-of-sale terminals that refuse to accept cards with a 2000 expiration date.Most software for large computers, experts say, was written to recogniz...
Csx, Norfolk Carve Up Conrail Railroads Say Deal Will Keep Competition, Help Service
CSX Corp. and Norfolk Southern Corp. revealed their plan Wednesday for carving up Conrail, saying the division of routes would improve service while preserving competition.CSX would get 42 percent of the Conrail system, including a line linking New York...
Cueto Defense Attacks Venezia Prosecutor Tells of Crimes, Greed
Imprisoned racketeer Thomas Venezia is a "four-time loser who made a sweetheart deal" with prosecutors to testify against Amiel Cueto in hopes of getting his own sentence reduced, Cueto's defense attorney told a federal jury Wednesday.In opening statements...
Curtain Raisers
Bum Rush: Imagine the good citizens of Florissant, Maryland Heights and Kirkwood packing and moving to California all within 12 months.That's exactly what happened in 1849, when more than 100,000 people left their homes on the East Coast, in the Midwest,...
Day by Day
SATURDAYCHILDREN'S SHOWS - "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rumpelstiltskin" and "Dumling and the Golden Goose" will be performed at noon by the St. Charles Theatre Company at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, Mexico Road at Venture Drive. Tickets are $3...
Digital Tv: Too Much, Too Soon
Is America really ready for digital TV? The Federal Communications Commission thinks so. It has just ordered all 1,600 TV stations to begin broadcasting digital signals no later than 2006, just nine years from now.Digital technology delivers pictures...
Dig It: The Web Can Help the Seedy Set
If some people have a green thumb, then my Grandma must have a green body.I swear the grass grows greener in her footsteps. When I was growing up, it was an article of faith among her more gullible offspring that she could plant a two by four and grow...
Dreams of Green Jackets Masters Field Is a Mix Playing with One Vision
One of the reasons the Masters might be the easiest of golf's four major championships to win is the nature of its invitational field.The 65th playing of this revered tournament includes a relatively small field of 98 players and an even smaller field...
Dynamite Can't Dent Ice Clogging River Obstructions Can Raise River Level 3 Feet
Emergency crews tried in vain to dynamite ice jams clogging flood-swollen rivers Wednesday in an attempt to drain backed-up water away from the Red River Valley, before it rises more.hCities and towns along the Minnesota-North Dakota state line wrestled...
Events / Listings
SOMETHING SPECIALItalian Celebration, times and events vary. Call for more information. St. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072. The Celebration continues through April 20 with activities, films, exhibits, concerts, and cooking shows. Most events...
Ex-Wife Seeks to Collect Long-Overdue Child Support
Q: My ex-husband owes back child support from many years ago; the children are all over 21 now. He is due to draw his Social Security next year. Can those benefits be attached for back payment? If so, for how much?A: In general, Social Security benefits...
Family Stuff & Upcoming Events
FAMILY STUFFStrings attached: Enjoy a "fairy of the woods" as the Kramer Marionnettes present "Sleeping Beauty Mouse" today through June 14. The company give a mousey new twist to the old tale of "Sleeping Beauty" complete with music by Tchaikovsky and...
Fantasy of Heroics Preceded Mcgee Feat
Cardinals veteran Willie McGee enjoyed last season so much, he couldn't help but reflect on it now and then during the winter.In one of those moments of sweet memories, McGee felt a tinge - just a tinge - of fantasy: He's at the plate in the bottom of...
Father Seeks Legal Right to Visit Child
Q: I'm the father of a daughter born out of wedlock. I was engaged to her mother, and we were supposed to be married the month after the baby was born. A few months before the birth, I moved in with my fiancee's parents, but two weeks after the baby...
Fear of Fool's Gold Saps Bre-X Strength
Four years ago, David Walsh and his wife were bankrupt after a decade of hard luck. Working out of his basement, he engineered a deal that now teeters in limbo - one of the biggest bonanzas or worst fiascos in gold-mining history.Walsh, 51, is chairman...
Fireworks Stand Gets OK -with Strict Safety Rules
This summer Weldon Spring will spark notice for its Fourth of July institution: a fireworks stand that's drawn customers for nearly 20 years.The Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to allow the stand again and set tough standards to ensure safety.The stand,...
First Things First: Dealing with Those Pesky Animals
Those of us who give talks on gardening often conclude with, "And now are there any questions?" We can almost make bet on what the first questions will be: "What can I do about moles in my garden?" Or rabbits, or squirrels or, if your audience is in...
Flea Market Bargain Takes a Licking
SOME bargains are so cheap, you can't afford them.I think that's what happened at the Sunday flea market.Karen and I were hunting for bargains, poking through piles of used paperbacks, cheap rugs and overpriced pressed glass. It was late afternoon. Merchants...
Fleishman Deal Is Now Official Omnicom Purchase, If Ok'd, Will Create Biggest PR Company
Omnicom Group Inc. said Wednesday that it will buy Fleishman-Hillard Inc. and create the world's largest public relations company.Between 20 and 25 partners and senior partners own the majority of Fleishman-Hillard's stock, and they still must approve...
Folk-Art Local Devotees of the Genre's Simplicity and Honesty Want You to Have a Conversion Experience
They call themselves ENVISION FOLK ART, brothers and sisters, and they're out to spread the good word to us, one and all.Their religion? A sincere worship of the simplistic beauty that is folk art. Their church? Any home, barn, field, flea market or...
Food Shipments Get through to Refugees
Desperately needed food flowed into refugee camps in central Zaire's jungles Wednesday, easing the suffering of thousands of stranded Rwandan Hutus.The daily death toll fell to 20 by Tuesday, from a high of 180 Saturday, U.N. aid workers said. But despite...
French Art Scandal Reopens Questions about Complicity with Nazis in Wwii
As a boy in Paris before World War II, Francis Warin did not know a lot about art. But he knew his great-uncle had many beautiful things in his country mansion.After the war broke out, occupying Nazis made off with at least 1,200 works from the collection,...
Gallery Listings
MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITSSt. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Student Gallery: "Student Exhibition." High school students interpret the Sistine Chapel (through April 28). In Gallery 210: "Venetian Masterworks from the Sarah Campbell...
Happenings for the Kids
Camp Rendezvous, registration begins now at the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, 938-5900. Unique summer program for children, ages 6-10, at the Wolf Sanctuary. Campers will assist animal staff in behind-the-scenes tours, engage in wolf crafts,...
Harmon Has Extra Top Posts to Fill Some in Mayor's Office Lack Protection of Test
Mayor-elect Clarence Harmon will have more jobs to fill than any mayor in decades because 14 mayoral employees did not take the required civil service test.Some said they did not know about the test, while others say they chose not to take it.Either...
Health News
PROMISING FINDING IN AIDSResearchers Keep Protein From FormingResearchers say they have found a way to prevent genetically the formation of a key protein that allows the AIDS virus to infect some cells, offering promise for a radically new treatment....
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
All's Fairchild"The Same Old Sky," an original composition written by David Torretta and performed by his band, Fairchild, will be featured on the season finale of CBS television's "Orleans" at 8 p.m. Friday on Channel 4."The producers wanted to hear...
Help Yourself!
GUIDELINES</P><P>SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.</P><P>Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the...
Homefront This Week: Jazz. Cabaret. Big Band Jazz Series Kicks off Tonight with Hamiet Bluiett
The St. Louis jazz scene expands significantly tonight as baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett kicks off the Jazz and the Visual Arts Series at Hot Locust Cantina's Side Door Lounge. Bluiett has deep St. Louis roots. He is a native of Lovejoy, Ill., and...
Honor Roll
Students at Hardin Middle School, 1950 West Elm Street, St. Charles, must have a B average with no more than one C and no D or F grades to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:Sixth Grade Steven Asberry,...
House Panel Tightens DUI Law Lawmakers Back Measure Lowering Legal Intoxication Level to .08
A bill to toughen the standard for drunken driving was passed by an Illinois House committee over the opposition of two southwestern Illinois legislators.The bill would drop to .08 from .10 the blood-alcohol level necessary to be considered intoxicated.The...
Hyping Hybrids: Bits of the Past Get New, Updated Uses
IT USED TO BE simple. There were antiques, and there was new furniture, and never the twain would meet. Until there were hybrids.Hybrids are pieces that combine bits of the past with updated uses: an architectural column made into a lamp, a garden gate...
Hypoparathyroidism Can Be a Factor in Hair Loss
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 37-year-old woman with hypoparathyroidism. I have been experiencing significant hair loss for about a year. Is there anything I can do or take to slow down this loss? I have my blood checked periodically, and I assume it is OK....
In Fight over Boats, His $$$Hip Comes In
JACKPOT (sort of)! Barry Powell, a sales exec with Paul Cerame Lincoln Mercury Inc. on New Halls Ferry Road, went home on a recent Saturday afternoon. In the kitchen, he said, he answered a telephone call from a friend and then an argument ensued with...
In the Beginning Was the Word Slam Group Brings Poetry to Life
William Wordsworth, one of the great English poets of the 19th century, defined a good poem as "the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings," feelings, he qualified, "recollected in tranquility."What Wordsworth failed to mention, said Bob Holman, artistic...
Islamic Group Assails Nike for Shoe Logo
The Council on American-Islamic Relations demanded Wednesday that Nike Inc. apologize for using a logo on athletic shoes that resembles the word "Allah" in the Arabic script.Nike said the logo was meant to look like flames for a line of shoes to be sold...
Jon Voight Snakes His Way Back into the Movies the Oscar Winner Is Hollywood's New Favorite Bad Guy
The guy who never went away is getting discovered all over again.At 59, Jon Voight is the least-known star of a generation that redefined American film acting. He has a Best Actor Oscar to his name, for "Coming Home" (1978), and critics rank him with...
Kids at Risk after School
I hate to sound like a time-study woman. I don't usually track social problems by the hour and the minute. But over the last few years, I have noticed research that literally clocks some of our biggest woes. And it's enough to set off alarm bells.The...
Lindenwood Earns National Tourney Slot
The Lindenwood Invitational produced some good news and some bad news for the host Lady Lions.In a four-team golf tournament held Thursday at Mid-Rivers Golf Links in St. Peters, the host school lost to William Woods. But both teams broke 370, thus earning...
Lowry Helps Panthers Charge Past Devils 4-2
Dave Lowry scored two of Florida's four third-period goals as the Panthers snapped New Jersey's undefeated streak of six games with a 4-2 come-from-behind victory at home Wednesday night.Rob Niedermayer added a goal and an assist and John Vanbiesbrouck...
Man Denies Letter Clearing Bayless Official
The latest controversy over an illegally enrolled child in the Bayless School District and a new board member focuses on a letter.The father of the illegally enrolled student says he didn't write a letter given to the news media that exonerates new Bayless...
Married 75 Years, Couple Reflect on Promises, Blessings
IN 1919, WOODROW WILSON was in the White House. Fine women's hats could be bought for $3.95 and men's silk socks went for 39 cents. "Mutt and Jeff" was one of the popular comic strips of the day. A large box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes went for 11 cents....
Mathews Certain of Role: 'Go to Mound and Get Guys Out'
T.J. Mathews will be the Cardinals closer out of the bullpen, the reliever who picks up the bulk of the saves, the successor to Dennis Eckersley . . . maybe. Maybe not.He refuses to think about that role or any other role on the pitching staff."I've...
Merck Leads Drop on Competition Worry
Merck & Co. paced a retreat on Wall Street Wednesday amid concern that profit growth won't meet expectations as competition intensifies.The Dow Jones industrial average fell 45.32. Merck fell 3 3/4 to 81 1/2 on concern that its best-selling cholesterol...
Mesa Acquitted in Rape Trial, but Faces Other Charge
Jose Mesa shed tears of joy and relief Wednesday as he was acquitted of all charges in his rape trial.But his legal problems continue.A Cuyahoga (Ohio) County jury cleared the Cleveland Indians pitcher of one count of rape, two counts of gross sexual...
Metrolink Hearing Airs More Views; No Decision Yet
Clayton Mayor Ben Uchitelle and members of the Board of Aldermen provided a forum Tuesday night for advocates of all three options for bringing a MetroLink line to Clayton, but the officials took no position.The aldermen had a 90-minute public hearing,...
Mickey Elbows Mona Lisa Disneyland Claims Crown as Top Tourist Draw in France
Once upon a time, in a faraway Paris suburb, a Magic Kingdom was born. The natives were aghast! Minnie and Mickey wouldn't last, they cried!But people came from far and wide, to stand in line for fantasy rides, and the little kingdom grew fast.This modern-day...
Money Laundering Suspect Gave Money to Democrats
A lawyer was charged Wednesday with laundering $380,000 in drug money and funneling some of it to the Democratic National Committee in 1992 and to President Bill Clinton's 1993 inauguration.The lawyer, Mark Cambiano, pleaded innocent to all 31 federal...
Morning Briefing
UMB Bank Plans To Close BranchUMB Bank plans to close its branch at 312 North Eighth Street in July and sell the six-story building.Bank customers are being asked to use UMB's headquarters branch at 6 South Broadway. UMB is the only occupant of the Eighth...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Most baseball followers - and especially Cardinals fans - would choose the high road when discussing the early season misfortunes (0-7) of the Chicago Cubs (0-7). Lamentably - especially to Cardinals fans - MIKE NADEL of The Associated Press did not...
Movie Listings
NEW RELEASESAnaconda (PG-13; 1:29): Jennifer Lopez and Eric Stoltz are searching for a lost Indian tribe in the Amazon jungle, but what they find instead is a really big snake. BELLEVILLE QUAD, CLARKSON, DES PERES, ESQUIRE, EUREKA, HALLS FERRY, KENRICK,...
Msd Seeks New Sewer at Lambert Line Would Go under Parking Lot for East Terminal, Cost $400,000
The staff of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District would like to install a sewer under the parking lot for the new East Terminal at Lambert Field by July 1.Staff members are asking trustees of the sewer district to approve the $400,000 project today...
Music / Album Reviews
The Beauty Process: Triple PlatinumL7 (Slash/Reprise)There's one question that lingers in regard to the latest release by female modern-rock outfit L7. For a band that isn't half-bad when it rocks out, why do these women vacation so often in the LaBrea...
Music & Media : Television: Vh1's "Classic Albums"
Record albums might be a bit like sausage or legislation; you can enjoy them but you really don't want to know how they're made. And does it really matter?VH-1, the "adult" music channel, seems to think so, and next week airs five episodes of "Classic...
My-O-My Dry: Gore-Tex Puts the `Proof' in Waterproof
HERE I AM in the rain room, rain pouring down at a rate of 3 inches an hour - except for the fellow next to me, who's being hit with a torrential 22 inches an hour. Even so, we're both dry as bones -except for our exposed hands and, every now and then...
Natatorium to Cancel Sunday Hours
The University City natatorium will discontinue its Sunday hours, beginning July 1, in an effort to cut costs.The natatorium also will increase some fees for pool use.The University City School Board approved the changes after a recommendation by the...
New Golf Coach Sees `Real Challenges' Ahead for Troy Trojans Open Their Season with Two Victories
Rob Cissell has heard nothing but good things about his golf team at Troy Buchanan High. But as a first-year coach, he remains a skeptic.Ron Wilhoit, Troy's athletic director and last year's golf coach, "tells me that this is one of the best teams we've...
New Members of Ambulance Board Plan Power Shift Seek to Hire Ousted Agency to Dispatch Emergency Vehicles
For now, two new board members of the St. Charles County Ambulance District have been thwarted in their attempt to cancel the district's subscription to the new county-operated dispatching service at Wentzville.But that could change April 24.The new...
Nicklaus, Palmer Still Chasing Glory Days
Once bitter rivals, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were teammates on Wednesday, playing a practice round together. They even won some money."It's been a long time since I've won some money here," Nicklaus said. "Arnold was knocking it past all of us....
Number Crunch St. Louis Region Will Soon Need New Area Code
Less than two years after a split in the 314 area code, the St. Louis area again is running out of telephone numbers.On Wednesday, the Missouri Public Service Commission ordered a technical committee to come up with plans to inform the public about the...
Nurses: St. Louis Needs Regional It's a Matter of Patient Care, They Say
Nurse Joanne Cason passes many of the area's biggest and best private hospitals as she drives from her home in O'Fallon, Mo., to her job at St. Louis Regional Medical Center.Seeing the other hospitals helps her remember why she chose to work at Regional:...
Obituaries
Elvera T. MeyerElvera T. Meyer, 78, of O'Fallon, died Monday (April 7, 1997) at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.Mrs. Meyer was a homemaker and member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in O'Fallon.A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday...
Official Cautious on Spending of District's Budget Surplus
The Valley Park School Board's budget is showing a surplus this year, but that's no indication that teachers will get a raise next year, a consultant says.William Rebore, a consultant who is a former superintendent of the Valley Park School District,...
Olazabal a Victor in the Long Walk Back
Just months ago, Jose Maria Olazabal thought he might never see Augusta National again - at least not from a standing position. Once considered the brightest star on golf's horizon, the Spaniard had been forced to stop playing the game altogether. Still,...
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