St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 2, 1997

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14-Year-Old Girl Is Youngest to Qualify for Pro Tournament
Natalie Gulbis, 14, will be unable to take her high school finals this week - she's playing in a Ladies Professional Golf Association tournament.LPGA deputy commissioner Jim Webb said Gulbis is the youngest player in history to qualify for a women's...
3 New Mayors Elected in Jefferson County; Bond Issue Wins OK in Arnold, Voss Prevails in Heated Contest
Only 16 percent of Jefferson County voters made it to the polls Tuesday - enough to elect three new mayors and approve a $10 million bond issue.In Arnold, Ronald Voss defeated Vernon Sullivan in a heated mayoral race that pitted two former city council...
4-Year Affair Produces Child, but No Marriage
Dear Abby: I have been involved with a kind and generous man for four years.We have a child together who is now 16 months old. We are not married because he is still married to his first wife."Joe" and his wife have filed for divorce and all that remains...
Acclaim's Not Enough, Says Joanna Scott Novelist Says Women Writers Need Recognition
NOVELIST Joanna Scott is a woman with many things on her mind. And one of those things is the current status of women writers.Scott wrote three critically praised novels before she was 30 and sends critics searching their thesauruses for new superlatives...
Advanced Micro Launching Chip at Intel
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. today will unveil its K6 microprocessor, a long-awaited computer chip that could be a formidible rival to chips from industry giant Intel Corp.The K6 is the most important product launch for AMD in years, company executives...
AFL-Cio's New Television Ads Target Tax Breaks for Businesses
The AFL-CIO began airing new television and radio ads Tuesday, pressing lawmakers to eliminate corporate tax breaks and spend more to rebuild America's schools.John Sweeney, president of the labor federation, said the ads - which targeted Republicans...
Another King Relative Believes Ray Innocent
Echoing the words of his younger brother, Martin Luther King III said Tuesday that he did not believe that James Earl Ray was involved in their father's assassination 29 years ago."We are relatively convinced that James Earl Ray had nothing to do with...
April Fool: Big Storm Dumps 3 Feet of Snow on Northeast
New England towns had begun putting their plows away after a winter of below-average snowfall, and hardware stores had set up their displays of patio furniture. And then came April Fools' Day!Boston started digging out Tuesday after its biggest snowfall...
Artful Mayor Thanks Galleries for Donations to City Hall
St. Charles officials have decided to become patrons of the arts. Their interest is purely selfish, although officials insist the public will benefit greatly from their new-found passion.Mayor Bob Moeller is visiting four art galleries today along Main...
Avalanche Players Need Short Break
Considering how poorly the Colorado Avalanche has played recently, it seems a curious time to be going on vacation.Time off for bad behavior?"There are a lot of people out there who are going to think we're a bunch of bums for doing this," forward Mike...
Babesiosis Is a Rare, Tick-Transmitted Illness
Dear Dr. Donohue: My sister is hospitalized with babesiosis. What in the world is that all about? Is it life-threatening? This seems to be a disease no one knows much about.Don't be dismayed if an aura of puzzlement surrounds babesiosis (bah-bee-zee-OH-siss)....
Bankruptcy Filing Closes All Tuscany Bagel Shops
Tuscany Bagels & Coffee closed its four shops here Tuesday. The chain unexpectedly filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday morning in its home city, Seattle.All 28 stores nationally were closed. Although Tuscany Inc. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition...
Best Home Page Designs Take a Lot of Time, a Little Flair
People do amazing things in their spare time.Take Dan Hildreth. The 24-year-old Waukee, Iowa, resident spends a dozen hours or more a week updating his personal home page, The Viking Underground ((www.dwx.com/(tilde)vikings).An homage to the Minnesota...
Big Sell-Off Ralston's Chairman, Executives Shed Some of Their Many Shares
William P. Stiritz has sold about a third of the stock he owns in the company he runs, Ralston Purina Co.The sales occurred in the two weeks leading up to Ralston's disclosure that it is considering moving all or part of its headquarters from St. Lo...
Blues Get the Point: 1-1 Tie with Detroit Fuhr, Defense Hold off Red Wings' Charge
Brendan Shanahan classified the 1-1 tie between the Blues and the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena as "an April Fool's joke."And the joke was on the Red Wings.With a playoff spot at stake, the Blues played their trapping system to perfection,...
Briefs
ST. CLAIR COUNTYEast St. Louis Lawyer Appointed To JudgeshipWalter C. Brandon Jr., a lawyer from East St. Louis, has won appointment as associate judge in Illinois' 20th Judicial Circuit by vote of the circuit's 12 circuit judges. He was selected from...
Briefs
THE NATIONELLIS ISLAND2 States Should Share It, Fact Finder Says The lawyers and politicians fighting over whether Ellis Island belongs to New York or New Jersey may have to compromise. A court-appointed fact finder recommended Tuesday that the Supreme...
Business Groups Back Sales-Tax Cut on Food
With encouragement from Gov. Mel Carnahan's staff, some business groups have joined the movement to cut three cents from the state sales tax on food purchased at grocery stores.Representatives of the Missouri Poultry Federation and the Missouri Catt...
Cards off and Walking Pass with Bases Full in Ninth Lifts Expos
Tony Fossas is in the big leagues at 39 going on 60 because of his ability to retire lefthanded hitters.Generally, the lefthanded reliever has held lefthanded batsmen under the .200 mark. Even in an off season for him last year, that figure was .231.But...
Cartoonists Have Strange, Out-of-Panel Experience
DID YOU notice something funny in the Everyday section of the Post-Dispatch on Tuesday? That is, aside from the other nonsense you might have encountered on April Fool's Day.Forty-six syndicated cartoonists - a number of them a daily feature in this...
Catholic Schools Are Neighborhood Schools
A higher percentage of St. Louis area Catholics choose Catholic schools than in any other part of the United States. Many non-Catholics also choose to send their children to Catholic schools here.Why? What makes the Catholic schools here so attractive...
China Bank Transfers under Study
The Chinese government's bank made numerous wire transfers to a central figure in the controversy over foreign donations in last year's political campaigns, investigators said Tuesday.The New York branch of the Bank of China wired large sums of money...
Circumcision Aids Sex Life of Men, New Study Finds
The latest research on the pros and cons of circumcision shows that it has no health benefits but that it may enhance a man's sex life.Circumcised men experience less sexual dysfunction as they age and engage in "a more highly elaborated set of sexual...
Circumcision Study Adds to Criticism of Procedure
A new study has added to the criticism of routine circumcision, finding that circumcision does not lead to lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases.The study found that the incidence of two of those diseases was even higher among circumcised men....
Clayton Voters Approving Taxes and Bonds for Recreation Center
Voters approved two propositions on Tuesday that would give Clayton a new, highly visible civic asset - a 130,000-square-foot recreation center with two swimming pools, seven multipurpose courts, several exercise rooms and a teen center.Voters elsewhere...
Clinton Takes Aim at TV Liquor Ads
President Bill Clinton, who scored political points in taking on the tobacco industry, targeted liquor distillers' TV ads Tuesday.But even as Clinton argued that he was protecting children and helping parents, he struggled to explain why his move against...
Comptroller Green, 15 Aldermanic Hopefuls Win Voters Reject Plan to Raise Ordinance Fine
Comptroller Darlene Green, a Democrat, easily was elected Tuesday to her first four-year term, a year and a half after being elevated from political obscurity to one of the city's three most powerful posts.Also scoring lopsided victories were the five...
Consumers Group Wants Withdrawal of ATM Surcharges
ATMs, those handy, 24-hour cash dispensers, are turning into pickpockets, a consumers organization charged Tuesday.The Missouri Public Interest Research Group said at a news conference in the state Capitol that the percentage of automated teller machines...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONRed Wings coach Scotty Bowman is always thinking. In a desperate bid to make Sergei Fedorov useful, he periodically moves the fleet center to defense. Was Sergei happy about this? "I just want to keep myself out of trouble," the enigmatic...
Daly's `Social' Drinking Went Unchecked
John Daly realized at least two months ago his experiment with "social drinking" had relapsed into alcoholism but wanted to play golf until after the Masters, his favorite event.Daly's admission, made Tuesday through his agent, raised the question w...
Deaths Elsewhere
NANCY WOODHULL, 52, a founding editor of USA Today and a former president of Gannett News Service, died Tuesday (April 1, 1997) at home in Rochester, N.Y., after a four-month struggle with lung cancer.From 1990 until early last year, she was a trustee...
Detectives Uncover Suicide Cult's Cache of Weapons in Sheds
Five handguns, three rifles and ammunition belonging to the Heaven's Gate suicide cult were discovered in two rented storage sheds Tuesday. A handgun had been found earlier among cult members' baggage.Sheriff's detectives serving a search warrant uncovered...
Developers Bid for Help with Housing Projects
Developers with proposals that would provide low- and moderate-income housing in Troy in Lincoln County and in Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville in St. Charles County are competing for money and tax credits that a state agency will allocate this month.The...
Development Chiefs Expecting a Shakeup
SUPER VISION: Staffers at the St. Louis Development Corp. had plenty of worries going into the mayoral election after Democratic candidate Clarence Harmon told pals that, if elected, he would launch a national search to hire a cabinet-level director...
Eagles Counted on to Winter Here
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's status as a winter haven for eagles continues. The 1997 winter eagle survey counted a record 2,621 eagles. That's up slightly from last year's total of 2,616.The Missouri Department of Conservation conducts the count annually...
Edison Bros. Has Plan Post-Bankruptcy Value Placed at $250 Million
Creditors of Edison Brothers Stores Inc. should recover 92 cents on the dollar for their $444 million in claims, the company says. It expects to emerge from bankruptcy in July or August with a reorganization value of about $250 million.The reorganized...
Edwardsville School Bond Issue Fails; New School Still Will Open
The scheduled opening this fall of the new Edwardsville High School won't be delayed by the failure Tuesday of a bond issue that had been designed to help staff the new school, Superintendent Ed Hightower said.Meanwhile, school tax-increase proposals...
Election '97
Highlights from Tuesday's local elections.ST. LOUISCOMPTROLLER: Darlene Green breezes to her first full four-year term. Appointed in 1995, she won the right last August to keep the job until now. Voters defeat a third attempt to raise fines for ordinance...
Embattled Judge Blocks Testimony against Him Says He Just Wants to `Get This Behind Me'
Illinois' top judge prevented public prosecution testimony Tuesday in the misconduct case against him, but afterward he spent more than an hour telling reporters his side of the story.State Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple denied that he resisted...
Ex-Mayoral Candidate Elected to City School Board
Bill Haas, a former mayoral candidate who withdrew from the mayor's race days before the March primary, has been elected to the St. Louis Board of Education.Others winning seats in Tuesday's general election for the school board were incumbent William...
Ex-Police Chief Is Leading in Alton's Mayoral Contest Granite City Mayor Ahead of Challengers
In his second bid for the mayor's office in Alton, former Police Chief Donald Sandidge appeared headed toward an upset victory over the man who beat him four years ago, Mayor Bob Towse.With 60 percent of the vote counted, Sandidge was leading Towse 2,390...
Family Flicks
NEWThat familiar phrase "Kids of all ages" comes to mind in any discussion of Liar Liar (PG-13). A very funny comedy despite its predictable plot, it's the safest Jim Carrey movie yet. Carrey, whom kids naturally love, isn't out to offend anyone this...
Fear Not, Said Simon to Arizona National Champions Proved to Be Ready
We're not scared, Miles Simon spent the month of March proclaiming. And even if it was just his way of trying to brainwash himself and his University of Arizona teammates, no fear ever surfaced.Not when the Wildcats trailed South Alabama and College...
Fooling Some of the People Some of the Time . .
JUST AS WOMEN are smarter than men, older people are more literate than younger ones. The sex and intelligence connection probably has something to do with genetics and size - the smaller sex had to be the smarter sex - but then again, this is only a...
For Pentagon, Promoting Mergers Pays, Report Says
The Pentagon gets more than its money's worth for subsidizing major defense mergers, a congressional investigation estimates.The General Accounting Office, in a report made public Tuesday, said that for every $1 the government spends subsidizing a defense...
For the Blind, Computers Open Job Opportunities Cyberspace Is Fruitful Frontier for Wide Range of Professionals
Computers have enabled the blind to hold down jobs that would have been impossible without them.Ken Metz, for example, is a travel agent in Walnut Creek. He reads flight schedules, books trips, takes notes, reads mail, does everything other agent's do."Ken's...
Garland, Texas, Joins the Hunt for Ralston Dallas Suburb Sends Land Information, Incentives List
Add Garland, Texas, to the list of cities that are pursuing Ralston Purina Co.'s headquarters.Garland officials say they have provided information on land and other incentives for Ralston to relocate to the Dallas suburb. Garland sent copies of its proposal...
Gore Abandons Rights Stance
Vice President Al Gore's visit to China looked like an installment payment on money allegedly funneled into his and President Bill Clinton's re-election coffers, either directly by the Chinese government which they (surprise!) deny, or indirectly through...
Gore's Dilemma: Be a Team Member or Assert His Independence?
For Vice President Al Gore, 1997 is proving to be far too close for comfort to election year 2000.Under the best circumstances, the transition from sitting No. 2 to candidate for No. 1 is one of the most dicey in politics. It requires shedding the subservience,...
Griffey Takes Two Deep as Mariners Top Yankees
Seattle was the trendy preseason pick to dethrone the New York Yankees as American League champion. Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners showed why Tuesday night.Griffey homered in his first two at-bats, and Jeff Fassero pitched seven strong innings in his...
Grilling of Mcveigh Jurors Centers on Death Penalty
A prospective juror looked across the courtroom at Timothy McVeigh on Tuesday and said he could not believe that the young man with the buzz cut, blue oxford shirt and quick smile could be a terrorist bomber."He looks like a nice kid," said the middle-aged...
Harmon Coasts to Victory Mayor-Elect Vows to Examine City Earnings Tax
On the night he became St. Louis' 48th mayor-elect, Clarence Harmon promised to launch "a thorough review of what taxes the city levies. Are they fair or are they onerous?"Harmon, who rarely talked about taxes during his campaign, said in an interview...
Harmon Takes Big Lead in Mayoral Race Green Also Well Ahead in Comptroller Vote; City Turnout Is Light
Former Police Chief Clarence Harmon moved into a strong lead for mayor of St. Louis in early returns from Tuesday's election.Harmon, who knocked off Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. in the Democratic primary March 4, was leading independent candidate Marit Clark...
Heart(felt) Attack Red Wings Show Character in Getting Back at Lemieux
After literally pounding out a 6-5 victory over the Avalanche last Wednesday, the Red Wings were beating their chests.Vengeance was ours, they said, for Claude Lemieux's face-breaking hit on Kris Draper in the 1996 playoffs."That's the way hockey is...
Hip Check Angers Blues' Mactavish
After star center Eric Lindros suffered a calf injury when the New York Islanders' Richard Pilon upended him, Philadelphia general manager Bob Clarke called for a ban on the hip check.After Tuesday night, the Blues might join Clarke's crusade . . . or...
Home Run: Mortgages a Hit Online
Frustrated last fall by bankers who wouldn't quote him refinancing rates over the phone, Terry Tribby pulled a high-tech end run. The Russiaville, Ind., computer consultant went shopping for a $70,000 mortgage on the Internet.He found it, too. After...
Home's a Little Sweeter When It's in One of These Places
COLUMBIA, Mo., has always seemed like a pretty nice place.Melissa Giovagnoli thinks it's more than that.She thinks it's one of the 50 best places in America to raise a family. Giovagnoli is the author of the second edition of "Lee and Saralee Ro senberg's...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, 300 Knaust Road, St. Peters, must have a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:6th Grade Tricia Abbott, Derick Adams, Jessica Adams,...
Honor Roll
Students at Becky David Elementary School, 1155 Jungs Station Road, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the second-quarter honor roll:4th Grade Kyle Albert, Jennifer Alexander, Ryan Arthur,...
How Old Is Ste. Genevieve?
TIM CONLEY is an outsider in Ste. Genevieve. The historic Missouri town's population has hovered around 4,100 for the past 100 years, and new faces are spotted quickly. Since Conley moved here from St. Louis in 1994, he's been about as conspicuous as...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONNorma Farmer, 96, died Sunday. Visitation 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. today at Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Burial at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials to Evangelical United Church of Christ in...
Illinois Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONNorma Farmer, 96, died Sunday. Visitation 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. today at Elias-Smith in Godfrey. Burial at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials to Evangelical United Church of Christ in...
Incarnate Word Finds Pressure, Strength in Winning Tradition
Incarnate Word Academy again is considered one of the teams to beat in high school girls soccer this spring. And rightly so.The Red Knights, who beat St. Dominic 2-1 in last year's state title match, have reached the state's final four in nine consecutive...
Insituform Moves Headquarters Here Pipe Repair Firm Bringing 55 Jobs to Chesterfield Insituform at a Glance
Insituform Technologies Corp. said Tuesday that it would move its headquarters and its research and development operations to Chesterfield from Memphis, Tenn.About 55 jobs will come north with the company, lifting its work force here to 235 people.Economic...
Irabu Gets a Rude Awakening in Japan
Hideki Irabu's Japanese team has told him that it won't take him back unless he apologizes and agrees never to attempt to play for a major-league team in North America.Irabu's team, the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League, assigned his negotiating...
Irabu Gets Awakening in Japan
Hideki Irabu's Japanese team has told him that it won't take him back unless he apologizes and agrees never to attempt to play for a major-league team in North America.Irabu's team, the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League, assigned his negotiating...
Jefferson County
Complete, unofficial results of contested elections from Jefferson County. Asterisk denotes an incumbent; winners are capitalized.MUNICIPALITIESArnold Mayor RONALD J. VOSS 1,756 Vernon L. Sullivan 1,437 Council member - Ward 1 Vicky Swan ...
Judge Rejects Gop Remap of Illinois Court Districts
A Cook County judge on Tuesday threw out the new Illinois Supreme Court map that was expected to create a Republican majority on the court.Republican legislative leaders - who drew up the redistricting map and pushed it through the Legislature in January...
Kennedy Crafts Plan to Broaden Health Care
Newt Gingrich has noticed; so has President Bill Clinton. With bipartisan thinking at a premium, the speaker has grumbled to his staff that they should study the way Sen. Edward Kennedy operates on the off chance they might learn something.For his part,...
Kennedy Plan Would Broaden Health Care
Newt Gingrich has noticed; so has President Bill Clinton. With bipartisan thinking at a premium, the speaker has grumbled to his staff that they should study the way Sen. Edward Kennedy operates on the off chance they might learn something.For his part,...
Key Aides Went to Bat for Hubbell
Two of President Bill Clinton's most trusted aides, Mack McLarty and Erskine Bowles, made efforts to find work for Webster Hubbell in the days after he resigned from the Justice Department in spring 1994, the White House acknowledged Tuesday.Bowles,...
Key Aides Went to Bat for Hubbell Efforts Carried out after Clinton Meeting
Two of President Bill Clinton's most trusted aides, Mack McLarty and Erskine Bowles, made efforts to find work for fallen presidential confidant Webster Hubbell in the days after he resigned from the Justice Department in 1994, the White House disclosed...
Law Makes Deportation Easier, Immigration More Difficult
A new law that makes it easier for the government to deport illegal immigrants and block the entry of others took effect Tuesday after a federal court turned back a challenge by immigrant-rights groups."We're going forward. The law and accompanying regulations...
Listen Up! Eastern Missouri's New Mental Health Hotline Lends Troubled Callers an Ear
ALMOST ABSENT from daily experience -- the truly attentive ear.Another proof of it came recently with the release of data on who has been using the Eastern Missouri region's r new mental health emergency hotline.The free hotline, established 18 months...
Madison County : Municipalities
Partial results of Tuesday's contested elections in Madison County. An asterisk denotes an incumbent. Winners are capitalized.MUNICIPALITIESAlhambra Mayor Jeffrey Hurst 187 Gregory L. Nihiser 9 Kenneth H. Diesselhorst* 95 Alton Mayor Donald E. Sandidge*...
Madison County : Township : Library District : Park Districts
Partial results of Tuesday's contested elections in Madison County. An asterisk denotes an incumbent. Winners are capitalized.CollinsvilleTrustee four to be elected Jim Wolters 1,545 Jack Gilmore 1,554 MINNIE ALBERTINA* 1,788 MICHAEL SEMANISIN...
Melvin Young Sr., 95; Was Pipefitter and Democratic Party Activist Here
Melvin A. Young Sr., a Democratic Party activist for decades, died Tuesday /yotext/install/escript/del_fld.sh{7}: test: 0403-004 Specify a parameter with this command. (April 1, 1997) of infirmities at the West County Care Center in Ballwin. He was the...
Monsanto Plans to Buy Rest of Calgene, Inc
Monsanto Co. said Tuesday that it will buy the rest of Calgene Inc., a company that develops bioengineered crops, for $240 million.That $8-a-share price apparently is enough to appease dissident Calgene stockholders, who sued earlier when Monsanto offered...
Morning Briefing
African-American Group Buys 100 RestaurantsA group led by five African-American businessmen has bought 100 Churchs Fried Chicken restaurants, including 21 in the St. Louis area, said AFC Enterprises, the parent company of Churchs and Popeye's Famous...
Morning Briefing
Here's the scenario: You're an ardent Atlanta Braves fan. You're sitting quietly in the Conestoga wagon watching the oxen plod through Atlanta's rush-hour traffic on one of the umpteen streets bearing the name Peach something or other. You're listening...
Murder Suspect Linked to Burglaries Authorities Widen Search for Woodsman in Ozarks
Tests have confirmed that fingerprints from two recent burglaries in Benton County belong to Alis Ben Johns, the elusive murder suspect, authorities said.Meanwhile, authorities widened their search area as the manhunt for Johns, 36, continued Tuesday,...
New Mayors to Take Charge in West County Communities
Nancy Greenwood is the new mayor of Chesterfield, Annette Kolis Mandel is the new mayor of Creve Coeur, and entrepreneur John D. Marx is the new mayor of Town and Country.In Oakland, neophyte politician Bill Sauerwein is the new mayor after ousting incumbent...
New Mayors to Take Office in Belleville, O'fallon, Ill
New mayors were elected Tuesday in Belleville, the largest city in the Metro East area, and in fast-growing O'Fallon, Ill., near Scott Air Force Base and the coming Mid-America Airport.In Belleville, complete but unofficial returns showed challenger...
Numbers Game's Par for the Course
St. Charles High golf coach Jim Harris has a numbers problem."At other schools in the Gateway Athletic Conference, they choose their team from the 40 or 45 who try out; here, we're lucky if 18 or 20 come out," Harris said. "The size of the school has...
Obituaries
Mary M. PottsMary Marguerite Potts, 85, of Elsberry, died Monday (March 31, 1997) at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy.Mrs. Potts was a homemaker. She was a deaconess at the Elsberry First Christian Church and a member of the Christian Women's...
Pagnozzi `Feels Terrible,' Will Miss Montreal Series
As expected, Cardinals catcher Tom Pagnozzi missed Tuesday's season opener and might be unable to play for a while.Pagnozzi suffered a strained calf muscle Friday, and when he says "I feel terrible," that is significant.Manager Tony La Russa said he...
Palestinians Killed in Clash, Bomb Explosions Suicide Attacks Went Wrong, Israelis Claim
Israeli troops fatally shot two Palestinians and Israel said two other Palestinians blew themselves up in bungled suicide bombings Tuesday.The bombers apparently had meant to destroy Israeli school buses outside Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip,...
Parent as Friend: Keep Line Drawn Adults Still Need to Be Mindful of Role as Cop, Protector
IF YOU'RE like me, as you weigh the ins and outs of decisions regarding your child, as you consider the pros of this, the cons of that, there is often a little what-if at the back of your mind: What if he doesn't like me? It's not a worry, exactly, not...
Parents Face Judge over Truancy
They could be sent to jail for 15 days or fined $300. Their crime? Failing to be sure their children go to school.The parents or guardians of 12 Springfield students have been ordered to stand before a judge Thursday on charges of violating the state's...
Parents Face Judge over Truancy Springfield, Mo., Uses State Law
They could be sent to jail for 15 days or fined $300. Their crime? Failing to be sure their children go to school.The parents or guardians of 12 Springfield students have been ordered to stand before a judge Thursday on charges of violating the state's...
`Party of Five' Ends Season with a Wedding
SOMEBODY from "Party of Five" is going to the chapel and gonna get married tonight. But who?Big brother Charlie (Matthew Fox) and his live-in love, Grace (Tamara Taylor)? Recovering alcoholic bro Bailey (Scott Wolf) and his long-suffering ex, Sarah (Jennifer...
Pasta Plant Here Spared by Borden
While Borden Foods is in hot water, financially speaking, the more than 400 workers at its giant pasta plant here don't have to worry about losing their jobs, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.Borden Foods, based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced...
People
The new issue of Seventeen mag features profiles of celebs whose college plans didn't quite work out. The local angles:TV's JENNY McCARTHY attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and majored in - of all things - nursing. T.L.C.!Hollywood's...
Poet out of Rhythm with Today's Game
Heading into the turn of a new century, spring brings a new baseball worry for this lifelong fan. The question is not how the Cardinals will do this year. It's how the game will do.This has previously been a fuzzy concern, like the gut feeling you get...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action in an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Curtis Riggins, 22, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting Sunday night of DeAndre Calhoun, 17....
Police Intensify Manhunt in Ozarks Suspect May Be Linked to Recent Burglaries
Murder suspect Alis Ben Johns remained on the loose Tuesday as more than 100 law enforcement officers, many in helicopters and boats, combed the west-central Missouri hills where Johns is believed to be hiding.The search is centered on the area just...
Rams Covet Usc Tackle; So Do Others
Not that he lives in a cave or anything, but news of Darrell Russell's lofty draft status is just filtering his way."I just got cable last week, and I haven't really been reading the clippings," Russell said. "I haven't been paying attention."Not to...
Republicans Want Banks to Account for $105,397 `Where's the Paper Trail?' Party Chief Asks
The Missouri Republican Party said Tuesday that Sen. J.B. "Jet" Banks "is asking Missourians to swallow quite a whopper" about the fate of $105,000 missing from his campaign fund.The Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that Banks, D-St. Louis, has not acc...
Rights-of-Way Issue Back before Board in Scaled-Down Plan
Once again, St. Peters officials are considering measures to control the city-owned rights of way. For almost two years, the city administration and the Board of Aldermen made similar efforts before scrapping the idea in June 1996.After spending more...
Rwandan Refugees' Forced March through Zaire Makes Aid Hard to Deliver
One hundred thousand Rwandans are camped in dense forest along a road in eastern Zaire, and rebels forcing them slowly southward are making it hard for aid workers to reach them with food.U.N. officials say the relief workers' task is even more difficult...