St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 28, 1997

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Aberdeen May Be about More Than Just a Few Bad Men
My drill sergeant was a short fellow with a wild look in his eye. He had a fierce temper and no sense of proportion. When our barracks once flunked inspection, he called it the worst day he could recall in the whole history of the United States Army....
A Cuisine to Celebrate Feast on Authentic Flavors in Honor of Mexico's Cinco De Mayo Holiday
I T'S ALMOST Cinco de Mayo, time for a fiesta.What? You say you feel guilty celebrating a holiday you know nothing about? Don't worry.Cinco de Mayo (SEEN-ko day MY-oh) is observed by Mexicans and by hyphenated-Mexicans everywhere. It's in remembrance...
Alcoholism: Is It Inherited?
Dear Open Mind: I am in my late teens and have gotten drunk with my friends a few times recently. One of my parents was a mean alcoholic and so was one of my grandparents. I saw on TV that there is an alcoholic gene that is passed on. Does this mean...
Alderman's Resignation Ruffles Board Move Spurs Negotiation to Accept, Fill Vacancy
Cool Valley Alderman Alice Cummings, 1st Ward, told her colleagues at the board's meeting last week that she was resigning immediately with one year left in her term.The evening ended with her being replaced on the board but not without some maneuvering.As...
`Angel in the Outfield' Family Gathers at Cards Game to Remember Nun Who Died
The Guittar family held its long-planned get-together at the Cardinals game Sunday, but one member couldn't attend.Sister Assunta Guittar, 58, a Franciscan Sister of Mary and co-director of St. Mary of the Angels Convent in Richmond Heights, died Tuesday...
A Point Well Taken Veterinarian Treats Ailing Pets with Acupuncture and a Smile
MOLLY MING, a 4-year-old Pekingese, a long needle dangling from her hindquarter and another stuck in her head, didn't appear at all perturbed by the painful-looking foreign objects.They were being slowly twirled and manipulated by this smiling woman,...
Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad Has Sophisticated Flavor
EACH SPRING, when artichokes cover produce counters, it's time for a delicious indulgence.Start the season with steamed artichokes with melted butter, as essential to the menu this time of the year as turkey is in November. Then progress to a more sophisticated...
Beanie Babies Promo Proves Cubs Aren't Total Losers
With an undistinguished losing record to begin the season, the Chicago Cubs are obviously short on hitting, pitching and perhaps some other baseball fundamentals.But that doesn't mean the organization isn't long on promotional pizzazz. The Cubs are always...
Beck Saves His 11th; Giants Beat Astros 3-2
Rod Beck picked up his major-league-leading 11th save after Damon Berryhill broke a seventh-inning tie with an RBI single Sunday as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Astros 3-2 in Houston.Barry Bonds and Glenallen Hill homered for the Giants, who...
Benes Takes Final Step of His Tour
Andy Benes will start a big-league game tonight for the first time since October 13, when he started what turned out to be a thrilling 4-3 victory in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.Busch Stadium won't be sold out tonight against the...
Big-Name Auto Racing Is Coming to the Metro East-And He Was There
THERE'S NOTHING LIKE an old racer returning to his old track, although my recent visit to Gateway International Raceway was in truth maybe something a little less.I really did compete there once, in a news media deal on the drag strip using very mismatched...
Big Scorer Learns to See Big Picture: Field, Teamwork
Jenny Terbrock has added a new dimension to her game."In other years, I saw myself as a goal-scorer," the St. Dominic High soccer player said. "When I'd get the ball, my first thought was to take it to goal and to look for an open shot."And that strategy...
Board Delays Vote on New Entrance-Exit Road
The Weldon Spring Board of Aldermen put off voting on a new entrance-exit road at QuikTrip on Highway 94 and O'Fallon Road last week, saying that the city needs to study other alternatives for traffic relief.Quiktrip planned to build an entrance-exit...
Boys Pay for Girls' Play
The mutation of Title IX is fresh evidence of the federal government's penchant for turning silk purses into sows' ears.Title IX was enacted to expand opportunities for young women who had long been discriminated against. However, it has become an affirmative...
Briefs
THE NATIONSOUTHERN CALIFORNIAArea Hit By '94 Earthquake Aftershocks Another late aftershock from the deadly 1994 Northridge earthquake hit Southern California early Sunday, a day after a wave of quakes hit the same area. No injuries or serious damage...
Budget Needs Delicacy from Both Parties
NOTHING THAT CONGRESS does is more important - or more boring - than its production of a budget for the federal government, the outline that's used to tax and spend our money.Ross Perot was able to inject sufficient excitement in budgetary issues to...
Budget Signals End to Deficit Spending `We'll Get Closer as We Fine-Tune It,' Official Says
A preliminary budget for the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District indicates that the district is getting closer to getting out of its distressed-school status.Instead of basing the budget on those of previous years, business manager Cynthia Fields...
Business Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHTContrary to the flat-out wrong information in a Bulletin Board item of April 14, St. Anthony's Medical Center has completed only the first phase of its renovation of maternity services - a new nursery, postpartum rooms and registration...
Can Wings Take off to Playoff High Flight?
Now that they've dispatched the Blues, will the Detroit Red Wings finally soar upward and onward in the playoffs?Brendan Shanahan hopes his team uses this triumph as a takeoff point. "You build on that momentum," the former Blue said. "That's what playoffs...
City Clerk's Job Arouses Debate and Questions
St. Peters has been advertising for a new city clerk, and Alderman Len Pagano thinks the cart has been put before the horse. No one had actually defined the position or set a salary scale or even explained what would become of the employees currently...
Clinton Discusses Stance on Whitewater Case, Budget
President Bill Clinton repeated that he did nothing illegal in the Whitewater affair and that the matter of Susan McDougal, who has gone to jail rather than testify in the trial, was "none of my business.""I have told the truth," Clinton said in an interview...
Club Splits; Aftermath Uncertain Old, New Party Members Disagree over Affect on Democratic Incumbents
Many members of the Democratic Party club in Lemay Township recently left the club and formed a new one.They have split with Bert Stewart, the township committeeman, and Sandra Glidewell, the committeewoman.Paul Brother, president of the new club, said...
Collinsville Is Again `Tree City Usa'
Without much fanfare, Collinsville's "Living Tree Memorial" program has planted more than 150 trees in recent years in parks and other locations around the city.The trees are planted either to honor the living or remember the deceased.And for the 13th...
Councilwoman Uneasy about Lack of Job Mason Says Ledbetter Stinted Her Because Mayor `Doesn't like Me'
A Breckenridge Hills councilwoman says she is concerned that she will be overlooked when Mayor Archie Ledbetter assigns jobs to council members because, she claims, the mayor has a vendetta against her.After two new council members took their oaths of...
County Official: No Negotiating a New Contract
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth says he will not reopen negotiations for a new contract with the Dispatch and Alarm Agency Inc. If negotiation for a new contract with the agency was the intent of a motion passed Friday by the county Ambulance...
Crease Job Folds Blues Disallowed Goal Stops Rally; Season Ends with 3-1 Loss to Detroit
With 52 seconds remaining in the second period, the Blues appeared to get the lift they so desperately needed Sunday in Game 6 of their first-round series against Detroit.Pierre Turgeon grabbed the rebound of Geoff Courtnall's shot at the side of the...
Deadline: State Lawmakers Face Complex Issues in Waning Moments of Session
Sen. Joe Maxwell prides himself on swimming in the nitty-gritty detail of complicated bills. This session, he is in his element.From his tidy second-floor office in the state Capitol overlooking the Missouri River, Maxwell is the point man for two Senate...
Deep-Dish Pizza to Make at Home
DELIVERED to your doorstep or pulled from the freezer and baked at home, commercially made pizza is convenient but often mediocre in quality.With the proper pan and some shortcuts for mixing and kneading the dough for the crust, even deep-dish pizza...
District Budget Bumped to $148 Million
Operating revenue for the Parkway School District will increase $4.8 million, to $148 million, for next school year, district finance officer Bruce Ellerman has told the Parkway School Board. Helping to fuel the increase were a 5 percent increase in...
Donald and Dolly Bueneman : Newspaper Carrier Reaches End of the Road: It's Easy Street
Neither flood, fog, freezing temperatures nor the kind of heat Missouri is famous for kept Post-Dispatch newspaper carrier Donald Bueneman from his appointed rounds.Bueneman retired recently after 45 years of delivering papers in St. Charles, Lincoln...
Down-Home Cooking at the Derby Brunch
THE RUNNING of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is always a big social event in Louisville.Camille Glenn, author of "Heritage of Southern Cooking," says the food served for the Derby brunch on the first Saturday in May is simple, but impressive.Turkey...
Down to the Wire in Springfield
What goes on behind the scenes is often more important than what happens on the floor of the Illinois Legislature. That's certainly true this year: The really important business is the closed-door talks about education funding reform.With a little more...
Ducks' Design Brings Breakaway, 7th Game
As they have been all year, Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne were what the Anaheim Mighty Ducks needed.Kariya and Selanne, who combined for 208 points as the National Hockey League's second- and third-highest scorers this season, played big roles in Anaheim's...
Fair Board Set to Build `Heinrich Exhibit Pavilion' in Rotary Park
The St. Charles County Fair Board is ready to build a new exhibit pavilion in Wentzville's Rotary Park, site of the annual St. Charles County Fair.The pavilion will be named the Heinrich Exhibit Pavilion, in honor of 22-year board member Russ Anne Heinrich,...
Fantasyland and Reality Getting Married and Being Married: The Proof Is in the Day-to-Day of It
THE vows have been said, the cake cut, the rose petals thrown. Soon enough, just as the saying goes, the honeymoon is over.Then comes marriage, and an awareness of things about our partners and ourselves the experts say can't be predicted, but which...
Friends Aided Healing for Breast Cancer Victim
Dear Abby: I was upset by the letter from the woman who was upset because her sister-in-law and mother announced to friends that she had breast cancer. Her anger will not help her through her ordeal.Last year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Because...
From Penalty to the Top for Tracy
Last year, Michael Andretti was placed on probation for driving too "aggressively" at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.Two weeks later, he won the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway.This year, similar indiscretions at Long Beach took...
German Drivers Finish 1-2 in San Marino
Heinz-Harald Frentzen outdueled his former go-kart pal Michael Schumacher in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix to capture his first career Formula One victory and create an unprecedented 1-2 finish for German drivers in a championship race.Frentzen, in...
Good Things Happen for Osborne, Cards in 6-2 Victory
Cardinals pitchers, no slackers on their appointed tasks, never have ripped those teammates responsible for rustling up hits and runs."Good things will happen," lefthander Donovan Osborne said.The Cards won only seven of their first 21 games, they averaged...
Gop Picks Its Nominee for County Council Seat
Edith Cunnane, a longtime worker in charitable and social service causes here, was chosen Sunday to be the Republican nominee for a vacancy on the St. Louis County Council.Cunnane, 54, of Creve Coeur, will be on the ballot in a special election Aug....
Grafton's Former Mayor Heading for the `Hills" after 32 Years, 11 Floods, `Windy' Nairn Set to Move On
This will be the last spring that Gerald "Windy" Nairn watches the Mississippi River from the front porch of his home in Grafton. And it is the first spring in 32 years that Nairn, 65, is not watching it as Grafton's mayor.He has witnessed 11 floods,...
Great Food, Great Chefs Are in the Making at Culinary Campus
LIKE A flock of albino birds from another galaxy, working chefs gather round a huge stove. Their stiff white hats (called toques) bob about in pecking motions as they move. To an outsider it might seem a comic burlesque, except for the dead-serious intensity...
Hang onto to Remodeling Bills for Taxman
When you are in the midst of remodeling or improving your home or apartment, the last thing on your mind is the possibility that you may someday sell it and have to reckon with the IRS. But make sure to hang on to your bills; otherwise, you will have...
Hearing Set on Plan to Boost Fluoridation
A public hearing will be held next month on a proposal that the St. Charles County Water Department begin fluoridating the water it sells to the Missouri-American Water Co. and to Water District No. 2.Joe R. Nichols, the county engineer in charge of...
Helping Mom in the Kitchen Years Ago Paid off for This Cook
COOKING FOR a crowd comes naturally for Thelma Sullivan. She and her husband, James, have six children and eight grandchildren.One of seven children herself, Sullivan was raised in Dexter in Missouri's Bootheel. Sullivan says she learned to cook by watching...
Here Are Some Tips to Smooth the Way for Business Travel
Even with rising airfares and increased hotel costs, business travelers are willing to foot the bill, provided the value is there.That's the view of Lisa Henriques, publisher of Conde Naste Traveler, the respected travel magazine that marks its 10th...
High Esteem: School District Honors 22 Students
Nathan Heinermann's bones are so brittle that he uses a wheelchair to get around. He has coped with his disability since birth, and he will graduate this spring from Oakville High School, where he has a 3.0 grade point average.Heinermann, 18, is writing...
High-Tech Devices Aided in Peru Raid Microphones Hidden in Crutches, Bible
Hidden in a chess piece, crutches and even a Bible, tiny microphones gave commandos who stormed the Japanese ambassador's residence intimate knowledge of the hostage-takers' daily routine.Periscopes allowed commandos to see into the compound's first...
How Guerilla Tactics Bring Success in Corporate Jungle
The Guerrilla is out there again, this time telling us how to become successful entrepreneurs in the next century.Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the best-selling books on marketing, financing and related topics, uses the guerrilla as a symbol of how...
How You Can Surf without Buying Costly Equipment
People in the late 1940s and early 1950s who wanted to check out that new medium, television ("it's radio with pictures"), had only to press their noses to an appliance store window and watch the sets on display.Things are a little more complicated today...
`I Am Your Child' Offers Little Information, Fun
WITH a star-studded cast and an earnest message, ABC's "I Am Your Child"(7 tonight on Channel 30) is an odd duck.Producer Rob Reiner and host Tom Hanks apparently hope to ensnare viewers with goofy skits and a guest list featuring everyone from Robin...
If You Are Really into Bonds, Consider Floating-Rate Funds
Rising interest rates gave bond fund investors a bloody nose this year. But there are a few places where investors can hide from the rate bogeyman, while still getting a better interest yield than with ultra-wimpy money-market funds.If you think rates...
`I'm Not Rappaport':`old' Talk, Fresh Take
In the fast-action, youth-driven, sex-obsessed culture that dominates today, the play "I'm Not Rappaport" stands out as a wild contradiction. Here's a story about two old geezers who sit on a park bench and do little more than chat about their miserable...
In Dark about Deceased Dad's Estate? Get to Work
Q. My father passed away several weeks ago. He never told me about his estate planning, though I know he had investments and an IRA. Also, he still lived in his house. I don't even know if he had a will. All the assets belonged to my father. Where do...
India Inc. Medical Transcriptionist Is a Traveling Mentor
A St. Louis woman once concerned about Swiss cheese recently has turned her attention to tandoori dishes.Stella J. Olson is not in the restaurant business. She is president of STAT Enterprises, a medical transcription consulting firm in Hazelwood, a...
Irwin Goes Down to Wire for Senior Win
The way Hale Irwin is going, he might have to miss his tee time not to win his next tournament.Even on a bad day in wind, with a balky putter and his shots flying in unexpected directions, the hottest golfer on the Senior PGA Tour managed to win yet...
Johnson Pads Streak to 15 as Mariners Top Jays
Randy Johnson won his 15th consecutive decision and Alex Rodriguez drove in two runs, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday in Toronto.Johnson, who hasn't lost in 23 starts since Aug. 1, 1995, struck out nine...
Jordan Shells Bullets with 55-Point Spree
On a day the Chicago Bulls were beatable, Michael Jordan wasn't.Jordan scored 55 points, including 20 of Chicago's 23 in the fourth quarter, as the Bulls took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals by defeating the visiting Washington Bullets...
Law and Racism: A Fuzzy Distinction
It's hard to be optimistic about race in America in the face of constant reminders that all is not well. You can get a sense of how awful things still are just from hearing a list of names: Denny's, Texaco, Avis, Fuzzy Zoeller . . .Fuzzy Zoeller? How...
Libertarians Expel Outspoken Member; Squabble over Focus, Philosophy Follows
THE MISSOURI LIBERTARIAN Party has taken an action that leaders agree runs counter to its anti-government, live-and-let-live image:It has expelled a member.Last week, party leaders held a special meeting in Columbia, Mo., and voted overwhelmingly to...
Lime Bars Make an Ideal Treat for Buffet
NOW THAT spring is here, I have abandoned robust dishes for lighter ones. In particular, I have been adding cool, refreshing desserts to my repertoire.Lime pistachio bars have become a personal favorite. I love lemon bars and decided to try a variation...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Man vs. Machine: Guess Which Wins?
I WAS DRIVING in St. Charles the other day, bumping slowly along Main Street. The brick street had never seemed so uneven. As I pulled to the curb, I noticed a young man staring at me."You are a big deal," I told myself. "Your picture is in the newspaper...
Mid-Cap Funds Balance Growth and Risk
Traditionally, fund investors who want to jazz up their portfolios have turned to funds that hold shares of fast-growing small companies.Investors who seek a more conservative route to stock market profits favor funds that hold shares of larger firms,...
Militants Holding 2 Hostages in Texas Group Seeks State's Independence, Release of 2 Members under Arrest
A militant separatist group that believes Texas should be an independent nation again took two people hostage Sunday in retaliation for the arrest of two group members.Richard McLaren, the "ambassador" of the "Republic of Texas," told San Antonio radio...
Monday Memo
Now here's an idea whose time has come: a city park for dogs.Canine owners in Redwood City, Calif., are nipping at the heels of city officials. Why so? They want an exercise lot for their pooches.The group, which calls itself SHORE DOGS, is pushing for...
Nature Trail Is Path to Earth Awareness Outdoor Classroom Provides Scope for Far-Ranging Lessons
When it's not raining, Ridge Meadows Elementary School in Ellisville has an extra science room. A tract of hilly, woodsy terrain on the school's campus provides a natural outdoor classroom.Last week it was the site of a variety of activities along a...
`New' Algebra Text Denounced as `Mtv" Math
To steal from the car commercial, this is not your father's algebra text.The book is "Focus on Algebra: An Integrated Approach," and critics of modern math teaching say it represents the worst of the worst. In an effort to make formulas and numbers more...
Norman Mailer Finds Jesus . . . . . . an Interesting Story That He Wanted to Write
THERE is an old joke Norman Mailer is particularly fond of about a man who is complaining to God. The man whines: "You're not treating me fairly, God. Why not? Why don't you treat me fairly?""And the thunder comes down from heaven," Mailer said, anticipating...
No Spark, No Sizzle - Blues Fizzle
The Review: So when do the Vipers begin their roller hockey season?The Blues - and the National Hockey League playoffs in these parts - finally fizzled out Sunday afternoon. Our Boys of Winter seemed to run on fumes through Game 6, sputtering when they...
Notary Publics Don't Check on Legality of Document
Q: I signed an agreement a couple of months ago, and now I want to get out of it. When I examined my copy of the agreement, I noticed that it wasn't notarized. Isn't a Notary required to make it legally binding?A: One of the biggest misunderstandings...
Obituaries
Georgia W. PalmerGeorgia W. Palmer, 94, formerly of Elsberry, died Wednesday (April 23, 1997) at a nursing home in Terre Haute, Ind.From 1929 to 1985, Mrs. Palmer owned and operated a beauty salon in Elsberry. She moved to Indiana in 1985.A funeral service...
Officers Need Firing Range for Practice, Chief Tells Board
St. Peters Police Chief Ron Neubauer told the Board of Aldermen on Thursday night that without a suitable firing range, his officers might have to turn in their weapons. "If we go a year without meeting qualifications, we'll have to take the guns away...
Oldest Mother Identified as California Woman
A British tabloid on Sunday identified Arceli Keh, 63, of Highland, Calif., as the world's oldest new mother.The Express of London said she was a bank worker who retired to have the baby. Highland is 60 miles east of Los Angeles.Keh, 63, lives there,...
On Deck: Giants
Just The Facts: Two games vs. NL West-leading San Francisco: 7:05 tonight, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Busch Stadium.Tuning In: Tonight on Fox Sports Midwest (cable), Tuesday on KPLR-TV (Channel 11). All games broadcast on KMOX Radio (1120 AM).Probable San...
Originality Every Day: An Experiment That Failed
Gentle Readers: Originality turned out to be a bad idea.Not that Miss Manners would mind occasionally seeing a movie that wasn't based on a movie about making a movie, or going to an experimental theater that tried any experiment other than "Let's see...
Outsourcing at Issue in School Jobs Special District Quandary: Cost Cuts vs. Allegiance
Fran Hobson doesn't want to lose her job as head custodian at North County Technical School.Yet Hobson's job and those of 82 other custodians and cooks could be cut if the Special School District accepts preliminary outsourcing bids it has received....
Overusing Nasal Spray Is Nothing to Sneeze At
Dear Dr. Donohue: I started taking an over-the-counter nasal spray a couple months ago to clear a stuffy nose caused by allergy. Unfortunately, I didn't stop using it soon enough, resulting in a rebound effect. Is there anything that will help clear...
Paging All Readers: Book Fair Set to Open Its Tent
No, you haven't missed the Greater St. Louis Book Fair. The event has been a spring fixture here since 1950, usually held in mid-April. But this year, the dates have been fast-forwarded to the first weekend in May.The 48th annual book bash will open...
Pan-Seared Salmon Dinner Can Be Just Thirty Minutes Away
PAN-SEARING is a fast method of cooking salmon that seals in the juices and creates a golden crust.The technique requires a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. And it helps to have a spatter guard to cover the pan and an exhaust fan to handle the steam...
Parents Deliver Firm Message to Students Stop Squabbling, Fighting in School; Sparring Now Means Problems Later
Parents of 22 male students at Mehlville High School gave their children some straight talk, straight from the heart last week in an effort to resolve tensions between two groups of youths.Verbal sparring recently between the two groups led to a fight...
Parents Praise Schools, Seek District's Support Possible End of Desegregation Sparks Concern
Parents of desegregation students are praising the Rockwood School District and asking the district to help their children remain at Rockwood schools, if and when the desegregation program is phased out.Melissa Campbell said that her son, Byron, attended...
People
KURT RUSSELL finally gave GOLDIE HAWN a ring - just don't expect the celebrity couple to get married."Goldie has a nice ring that I got her. And in front of the kids we had a little moment," Russell told the TV show, "Access Hollywood."On the program...
Pets Can Respond to Affection by Revealing Their Intelligence
Dear Dr. Fox: Everyone's writing in about their "psychic" cats and dogs, but how about psychic birds?We once lived near a young boy who raised unusual and lovely pigeons. The kid would ride the school bus home every afternoon and, about bus-time, a flock...
Player, Coach Make It `Right'
Windsor High soccer coach Joe Boll says that Patti Heier is one of the most intelligent players on his team but that he had to convince her that using her left foot was more important than using her brain."We wanted Patti to use her left foot," Boll...
Player Could Be Best Pitcher-Or All-Around
When it comes to handling pitchers, O'Fallon High School baseball coach Art Voellinger is among the best in the St. Louis area.And when it comes to handling sophomore lefthander Mike Bowen, Voellinger knows he has to treat Bowen with kid gloves."One...
Pockets of Flavor in Prize-Winning Recipe
THERE ARE highfalutin dishes, the ones you cook to impress company.Then there are the basic, weeknight offerings, meals you make to satisfy the home folks.Beth Zorab's beef pita is the stuff midweek suppers are made of. She makes the dish by stuffing...
Police Chiefs Pondering Storm-Warning Network
Police chiefs in O'Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, St. Peters and Wentzville are interested in a proposal by the St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency director to form a countywide storm-warning network.The city of St. Charles has not been a part...
Professor Is Seeking Justice for America's Working Wives
The newest champion of working women just could be a male professor from southern California who says that tax laws adopted years ago "consciously penalize married working women" and it's time they were scrapped."The tax system was set up in the 1930s...
Pursue, Persuade Prospects Pleasantly, Persistently
Q. I have been attending chamber of commerce "business to business" meetings, trade shows and conferences with the intent of meeting decision-makers who might purchase my management training programs. Many ask for more information. Because most of these...
Put It on the P.A
Rachel Goeke, a senior at Nerinx Hall, and Nerinx Hall's Outreach Program have received a $500 grant from the St. Louis Community Foundation. The grant is given to encourage philanthropy in teen-agers through service projects. Outreach members will use...
Rebuilding Job at Kiel Center Far from Over
For all the retrospective bashing of Mike Keenan and the glorification of the young players, fact is, the Blues won five fewer playoff games this season than last.At least the Blues won a playoff series last year, and Keenan pushed and prodded his toothless...
Removing Barriers for Those with Needs
Some barriers to using computers and getting on the Internet go beyond money and knowledge.Sometimes it's a keyboard inaccessible to people with no sensation in their fingers - or perhaps no fingers at all. Sometimes it's a screen or a printed page that...
Richardson Says He'll Step Down If Gop Asks House Minority Leader Apologizes for Arrest for Drunken Driving
After a weekend drunken-driving arrest, Missouri House Minority Leader Mark Richardson said Sunday that he would forfeit his leadership position if Republican representatives believe it would help the party."If I get an indication that a consensus -...
Rollin' on the River? 50 Skateboarders and In-Line Skaters, Stunt Bikers, Parents Urge Aldermen to Develop a Skaters' Park
Nearly 50 skateboarders, in-line skaters, stunt bikers and parents converged on the Ballwin Board of Aldermen recently in the hope of persuading the board to support the development of a skater park.They said that stunt biking, skating and skateboarding...
Sex Test Fails Miserably in Its Intended Purpose
Dear Ann Landers: I just got around to writing you about your "Teen-Age Sex Test" and am plenty upset. Whoever decided on the scoring system is living in another century or is just plain nuts.A girl could, according to that test, go out with a member...
Shop 'N Save to Move in at Vacant Kmart Site Special Deal Struck; $5 Million Financing
Business people in downtown Maplewood appear upbeat about plans to replace a closed Kmart store and a deteriorating parking garage with a Shop 'n Save and two other stores.Several said the project would make an improving business climate even better.Recently,...
Softball Catcher Is a Pinch-Pitcher
On a typical day, Principia College Prep softball player Melanie Fisher sees only home plate, the pitcher's mound and a quick tour of the bases.Melanie is the Panthers' starting catcher, who often turns pitcher in the latter stages of the game.As a hitter,...
Sports Shorts
Chang's Strong Finish Wins Clay Court Title Top-seeded Michael Chang overcame a slow start to beat South Africa's Grant Stafford 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 Sunday for the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships title in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.The title was Chang's fourth...
Spotlight
Sarah Hulsey, a senior at Villa Duchesne, is in the spotlight for the enthusiasm and dedication she brings to all her activities.Sarah is passionate about discovering and learning other people's cultures. As president of the French Club, she has helped...

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