St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 11, 1995

6 Dead from Storms 5,000 Are Evacuated in Northern California
The worst rainfall in almost a decade continued its deadly assault across California on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 5,000 residents in northern Sacramento County and sending waves of mud into homes in Southern California.The storm was blamed for...
7 Dead from Storms 5,000 Are Evacuated in Northern California
The worst rainfall in almost a decade continued its deadly assault across California on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 5,000 residents in northern Sacramento County and sending waves of mud into homes in Southern California.The storm was blamed for...
Acting Pontoon Beach Chief Acquitted of Beating Girlfriend
Contradictory accounts of a fight between acting Police Chief Michael Crouch of Pontoon Beach and his former girlfriend prevented a judge from knowing who was right, the judge said Tuesday.Associate Judge Daniel J. Stack of Madison County said that testimony...
After a Quick Jump, Marquette Takes Fall
"When you bring a new coach into a program," St. Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour said, "you tend to get a jump start."The Marquette Golden Eagles had a fun start under new coach Mike Deane - eight victories in their first nine games, climaxed...
After a Quick Jump, Marquette Takes Fall and Loses 2 in Row
"When you bring a new coach into a program," St. Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour said, "you tend to get a jump start."The Marquette Golden Eagles had a fun start under new coach Mike Deane - eight victories in their first nine games, climaxed...
Ann Landers
Dear Ann Landers: I would appreciate your opinion of my late mother's will. My mother always favored my sister, "Brenda." When I was a medical student, Brenda received a new car for Christmas. I received a necktie.When Brenda, who teaches high school,...
A Proper Limit on Landlords' Rights
A judge in Chicago has come down on the proper side in a dispute that pits the right of an unmarried couple to have housing against the right of a landlord to exercise and impose his religious and moral beliefs. The landlord wanted to refuse to rent...
A Steal Olds Cutlass Supreme Reigns as Favorite
Car buyers may prefer the Ford Taurus, but car thieves grab for the more expansive comforts of a vintage Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.For the third time in as many years, the 1984 Cutlass Supreme finished first in insurers' records of auto thefts. And...
Blair Is First Speed Skater to Win Ap's Athelete Honor
At first, Bonnie Blair dreamed of going to the Olympics. Then, she dreamed of winning a speed skating medal. Last winter in Lillehammer, Norway, she became the first American to win the same event in three consecutive Winter Games."Before, people wanted...
Blair Is First Speed Skater to Win Ap's Athlete Honor
At first, Bonnie Blair dreamed of going to the Olympics. Then, she dreamed of winning a speed skating medal. Last winter in Lillehammer, Norway, she became the first American to win the same event in three consecutive Winter Games."Before, people wanted...
Bob Wars Waging Fight for Friendly Computer Use
Some revolutionaries hear a different drummer. Karen Fries listened to a man rave about a duck.The Microsoft Corp. program manager was showing a novice personal-computer user some prototype software to test concepts for making PCs easier to use. A cartoon...
Bosnian Serbs Say They'll Lift Blockade of Sarajevo
Bosnian Serbs promised Tuesday to lift their blockade of Sarajevo while at the same time reiterating their demand that forces of the mainly Muslim Bosnian government withdraw from positions overlooking the Bosnian capital.Opening the roads between Sarajevo...
Briefs
MissouriST. LOUISFood Drive On Bi-State RoutesA can of food will get you a bus ride or a MetroLink ride on the Missouri side of the St. Louis area today, and your free ride will benefit the area's food pantries.The Bi-State Development Agency, the area's...
Brits Atwitter: Reputed Mistress of Charles Sets Plans for Divorce
Just months after Prince Charles admitted being unfaithful, his reputed lover Camilla Parker Bowles said Tuesday she is getting a divorce, sparking speculation they may one day marry.But even if Charles, 46, weren't still married to Diana, a happy ending...
Buck-Passing at Medical Services Bureau
Missouri's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services has finally got part of the message concerning flaws in the way it licenses ambulance workers. In response to a Post-Dispatch investigation, the bureau will now require background checks on all ambulance...
Bucs Narrow Search for New Owner to 3 Investors
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have narrowed their search for a new owner to three investors - two of whom may be trying to bring the team to Baltimore - and may ask them all to put down a multimillion-dollar deposit to continue talks.The National Football...
Caps & Slammer Kids Going Pog Wild over Milk Caps
JASON MANNING, the poor kid, has gone off the deep end. He carries his coffin with him almost everywhere he goes. He keeps his special golden yellow 3-D Collider in a tube with his spinners and his slammers and he buys his blades six for a buck when...
Cease-Fire Breaks in Chechnya; Opposition to War on the Rise New Poll in Russia Says 78 Percent Are Opposed to Battle with Chechens
Chechen rebels used the respite provided by a momentary cease-fire Tuesday to bury their dead and reinforce their positions at the presidential palace.The proposed 48-hour cease-fire, announced by Moscow at 8 a.m. Tuesday (11 p.m. Monday St. Louis time),...
City Official Admits Fraud in Election More Indictments Expected
A St. Louis official's guilty plea Tuesday is part of a wider investigation that will include indictments of others, says U.S. Attorney Edward L. Dowd Jr.On Tuesday, assistant city treasurer Anthony Stephen "Steve" Baker pleaded guilty to a felony charge...
Clinton `Bill of Rights' Plays Well near Peoria
Jill Frey never caught President Bill Clinton's attention - even when she stood on a chair for a better look at him Tuesday. But she said the "Middle Class Bill of Rights" that Clinton promoted Tuesday in Galesburg looked straight into her heart.The...
Comes the Millenium, Computers Will Be in Big Trouble
Peter Harris, chief executive of AdPac, the San Francisco computer software company, tells worried clients that there's an easy, cheap and quick solution to what he calls "the millennium problem.""It's called early retirement," he quips. Whether or not...
Condemned Man Gets a Last-Minute Stay
Condemned killer Roosevelt Pollard, scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. today, got a stay of execution from the U.S. Supreme Court as he lay in a cell outside the prison death chamber.Pollard's attorneys asked the Supreme Court for an emergency stay about...
Condemned Man's Lawyers File Late Appeals
Lawyers for a condemned killer filed new appeals Tuesday night, even as prison officials prepared to carry out his execution early today.Lawyers for Roosevelt Pollard contend he is mentally incompetent to be executed because he suffers from paranoid...
Courthouse Proponents Bring in Champion
The Warren County Commission has ruled out saving all of the 124-year-old courthouse in Warrenton but will consider whether its front can be fit into the new justice center, says Presiding Commissioner Walter Schirr.</P><P>That may not...
Court to Study Racism Remedies Kansas City's Schools Case Will Start off Justices' Work
BEGINNING this morning the U.S. Supreme Court will rethink the legal remedies for curing racial discrimination in education, employment and voting.After reviewing the Kansas City school desegregation case and several others over the next few months,...
Criticism Unfounded, Says Fired Historian
Ousted House historian Christina Jeffrey said Tuesday that criticism of her 1986 assessment of a Holocaust course was unfair. The real target of the "vicious, mean-spirited, desperation politics," she said, was her benefactor, House Speaker Newt Gingrich.Jeffrey...
Cyberspace Link Delayed; Internet Still Weeks Away
St. Charles County residents must wait a few more weeks for free access to the Internet.</P><P>By mid-March, residents are to be able to get onto the international computer network through a system known as the Westplex Information Network,...
Dear Abby
Dear Abby: I am writing on behalf of many senior citizens who do their shopping accompanied by a younger companion. Invariably the salesperson will direct his or her inquiries to the younger person, making such comments as, "What is she looking for today?"...
Ducks Basketball Team Taking Cue from Mighty Footballers
The football team goes to its first Rose Bowl in 37 years. Now the basketball team is nationally ranked for the first time since 1977.Suddenly, things are quacking for the Oregon Ducks.Coach Jerry Green's basketball team edged into the No. 25 spot this...
Edgar Gives Kustra Economic Oversight Lieutenant Governor to Be Senior Adviser
Gov. Jim Edgar greatly enhanced Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra's visibility Tuesday by appointing him the state's senior adviser on economic development.Edgar promised Kustra the job last summer to persuade him to stay in government rather than become the host...
Edgar S. Stemmler, 60; Longtime Jazz Musician
Edgar S. Stemmler, a longtime jazz musician and publicist here, died Tuesday (Jan. 10, 1995) of cancer at John Cochran Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 60 and lived in St. Louis.Mr. Stemmler had played the trumpet since he was a boy. For many...
Edwards Bears Up En Route to 200
When Washington University basketball coach Mark Edwards gained his 200th career coaching victory - 89-86 over the University of Chicago on Jan. 3 - it was a measure of just how far the program has come.From 1981-84, the first three seasons under Edwards...
Enlisting Your Home Computer in Diet Battle
The holidays are over and, for many, 'tis now the season to go on a diet. You could go to a health club, stand on the scale at Weight Watchers or pay a fee to dine on "Jenny's Cuisine." Or, you can let your computer be your diet coach. Diet software...
Fog Clips Wings at Lambert Ground-Level Cloud Delays Some Flights
Fog played havoc with air travelers' schedules Tuesday afternoon and night, and it's likely everything won't yet be running smoothly this morning at Lambert Airport."All inbound flights were diverted after 7 p.m.," said John McDonald, a spokesman for...
Fog Clips Wings at Lambert Low Visibility Diverts All Incoming Flights
Fog played havoc with air travelers' schedules Tuesday afternoon and night, and it's likely everything won't yet be running smoothly this morning at Lambert Airport."All inbound flights were diverted after 7 p.m.," said John McDonald, a spokesman for...
Gephardt Would Scrap Tax Code
House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt said Tuesday that he wanted to scrap the federal tax code and replace it with a system under which most people would pay a tax of 10 percent to 11 percent of their income, with few - if any - deductions.Gephardt,...
Giant-Cell Arteritis Is Inflammation of Blood Vessels
Dear Dr. Donohue: Have you ever run across giant-cell arteritis in your experiences? I read up on this when a friend told me she has it. Her symptoms were headache on the side of her head. It was an inflammation of the blood vessels - temporal vessels...
Greenback Could Go to Blue Would Aid People with Sight Problems
Some greenbacks could turn blue if federal officials adopt proposals in a government-authorized study for redesigning U.S. currency to help people with limited eyesight.The study released Tuesday also recommends varying the size of bills to help the...
Greenspan Hits Gop `Scoring' Method Could Skew Revenue Estimates
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, a Republican appointed by President Ronald Reagan, said Tuesday that a method of estimating federal revenue promoted by Republican leaders in Congress could undermine confidence in the economy and bring higher...
Hamstrung Smith Thinks He'll Be Ready
The owner of the NFL's most famous left hamstring predicted Tuesday that he will play in Sunday's NFC championship game."I will be out there. I think I will be out there. I'm feeling pretty good," Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith said between treatment...
Henson Notches 200th Big Ten Win
Illinois coach Lou Henson earned his 200th career victory in the Big Ten Conference in Tuesday's 62-58 victory win over Purdue. Henson, in his 20th season at Illinois, has a conference record of 200-145.Only three other Big Ten coaches have more wins:...
Hey, Governor, Speaker Needed to Be Spoken To
JUST A LITTLE MORE than two years ago, Missouri Democrats marched triumphantly into Jefferson City. They had elected a governor, a lieutenant governor, an attorney general, a treasurer and a secretary of state.This Democratic sweep was due, in no small...
High Court Sets Limit on Use of Out-of-Court Statements
THE SUPREME COURT held Tuesday that out-of-court statements that bolster the truth of an accuser's charge cannot be admitted in federal court if they were made after the accuser allegedly came up with a reason to lie.The 5-4 decision was handed down...
Hometown Show Not Showy, but Sexton's Winner
University of Missouri senior Jason Sexton wanted to put on a show, but he never got the chance.Sexton, a Francis Howell North graduate, made a successful wrestling return to St. Charles County Monday, beating the University of Wyoming's Pete Szymczak...
Illness, Disability: Trouble for Couples
WHEN YOU committed to that vow to be true to your spouse through sickness, did you give any real thought to what that might mean?Not likely, says Dr. John Rolland, co-director of the Center for Family Health at the University of Chicago."One of our most...
Inside out Fitness Fare Turns Weekend Wear
THE LINES BETWEEN FITNESS clothes and weekend wear are blurring to a soft and healthy focus.Runners, walkers, in-line skaters, basketball players, even weight trainers and some fans of aerobics are sidestepping shinier versions of Lycra spandex from...
Jewish Settlers Start Expansion Face-Off Involving Army, Palestinians Could Threaten Peace Talks
Jewish settlers began an expansion campaign in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, facing off against the army and Palestinian demonstrators in a fight that threatens to further disrupt peace talks.Tractors started leveling about 7 acres of land near...
Joyce-Hayes to Study Baker Case
The federal complaint filed against assistant city treasurer Anthony Stephen "Steve" Baker on Tuesday touches on several possible violations of state election laws.Circuit Attorney Dee Joyce-Hayes said Tuesday that she had yet to see the complaint but...
Keene's Key `3' Helps Illinois Put a Lid on Boilermakers 62-58
It easily could have been another frustrating night for Illinois.Like losses to Duke - by five points - and rival Missouri in St. Louis.This time, it was Purdue playing spoilsport.Ia A nine-point Illini lead, chiseled out in the first half, collapsed...
Lakers Guard Van Exel Says Communication Was Problem
Nick Van Exel, who did not play in the second half of Monday's blowout loss at Portland, says there is no rift between him and coach Del Harris - just bad communication.The Lakers lost 129-83, the most lopsided defeat in team history. Harris, who threw...
Lights, Camera . . . Council Prepares to Tape Meetings
Videotaping of St. Charles County Council meetings may be only weeks away, says James R. Boettcher, the county's director of facilities."The ultimate goal is to get live broadcasts," he said. But for now, plans are under way to equip a monitoring studio...
Many Volunteers Helped 100 Neediest Drive
THE POST-DISPATCH wants to thank the volunteers who helped make the 1994 100 NEEDIEST CASES drive a success. The campaign, under co-chairwomen Jeanette Wamser and Grace Collins, raised $1,206,028 for 12,811 families and individuals.The drive, which ended...
Metro East Lobbying Aims to Save Scott $1 Million Drive Includes Granite City Center
Fearing that Scott Air Force Base could be on the short list for base closings, Metro East political leaders are organizing a $1 million, six-month lobbying campaign to save Scott and the Melvin Price Army Support Center in Granite City.The Leadership...
Mexican Market Takes Wild Ride Recovery Follows Steep Drop
The Mexican stock market took a roller-coaster tumble Tuesday, at one point taking its worst single-day fall since 1987, then regaining ground and closing 6.26 percent lower.The day was one of the most volatile for the market since Mexico's financial...
Mizzou Beats Wyoming for Howell Crowd
The University of Missouri wrestling team made its first appearance in St. Charles County a successful one Monday night.The Tigers, ranked 23rd nationally, beat the University of Wyoming 21-17 in a dual meet at Francis Howell High."Going in, we figured...
Montaldo's Downsizing Means Pink Slips for 17
IT'S STILL THE SAME OLD STORY: Montaldo's Inc. at Plaza Frontenac has pink-slipped 17 staffers, a mix of full-time and part-time employees, confirmed the store's GM Amy Haka. Haka said, "We are downsizing the store - making it smaller. We also expect...
Morning Briefing
UAW Sets Strike At GM Parts Plant In Hiring Dispute</P><P>The United Auto Workers Union is threatening to strike a key General Motors Corp. parts plant in Flint, Mich., next Wednesday unless the automaker hires more workers.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
About this time of year, many of us get restless. Cabin fever sets in. Thoughts drift to sun and fun. And deep inside, there is the uncontrollable urge to . . . aqua-pogo.Aqua-pogoing, as if you didn't know, is the art of climbing on a pogo stick, and...
Mothers and Sons: Rethinking Views
PAM LARCADA and her 10-year-old son, Albert, share a passion: baseball. He pitches a mean fastball; she warms him up before games. Two years ago, Albert gave his mother a catcher's mitt for Mother's Day."We're very close," says Larcada, a Kendall, Fla.,...
Move Carefully on Mandates
Of all the bills that Congress could produce to deal with the so-called unfunded mandates problem, the bill moving through the Senate takes a surprisingly reasonable and moderate approach to the issue. In brief, Senate Bill 1 says that when Congress...
`Muscle' Lifts Comedy to Outrageous Heights
QUICK, somebody slap me. I laughed myself silly over "Muscle," one of three flagship WB network shows making their debut tonight, and I'm ashamed, ashamed, ashamed."Muscle" (8 p.m. on Channel 11), a comic soap opera from the creators of the cult classic...
Neighborhood Rezoning Aims for Light Business
Planners for St. Peters are proposing a new commercial district for neighborhoods.St. Peters already has zoning regulations for light retail stores in residential neighborhoods. The proposed change would be for "an even lighter district," said Ken Braunfeld,...
New Coach Fills the Bill at Iowa State
This could have been a reunion, a night for Charlie Spoonhour to coach against St. Louis University."The way I understand it," Iowa State coach Tim Floyd said, "this was Charlie's job to have."Last spring, Spoonhour said he got as far as a "friendly,...
New Siue Building Gets Top Priority from Panel State Board Oks $21.3 Million Engineering Structure
The Illinois Board of Higher Education has picked a new engineering building at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville as the most important construction project for all of the state's public colleges and universities.At $21.3 million, the proposed...
Nfc's Big Dogs Ready to See Who'll Roll Over
Finally, the main event. In the National Football League, this is Frazier-Ali, King Kong-Godzilla . . . uh, Ric Flair-Hulk Hogan.All rolled into one.Dallas (13-4) at San Francisco (14-3) on Sunday at Candlestick Park. The winner claims the National Football...
No 1. Umass Staves off Upset in Ot
Top-ranked Massachusetts withstood a scare Tuesday night, scoring 10 of the last 11 points in overtime to escape with an 81-76 victory over host St. Bonaventure.Marcus Camby scored seven of his 28 points in overtime. Massachusetts (9-1, 1-0 Atlantic...
No Flash in Pan Deion Shows He Can Blend with Niners' Nuggets
Since Deion Sanders has two nicknames, it should have been obvious, but until he pointed it out this season, few realized there actually are two Deions.There's the showman, "Neon Deion," and there's the "Prime Time" player who was named National Football...
Norm's Hockey Team Must Grind It out to Win Big
After Missouri got run off the court Monday by Kansas at the Hearnes Center, Julian Winfield showered and put on a hockey jersey. One of those jazzy new red-and-gold trimmed Blues jerseys, the road-game model.Personalized, too, with the name "Winfield"...
Obituary
Betty Sutton Betty Sutton, 70, of Wentzville, died Tuesday (Jan. 10, 1995) at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur.</P><P>Mrs. Sutton was a homemaker.</P><P>A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at T.E. Pitman ...
Older Residents Get Delay in Assessments General Assembly Extends Deadline to Feb. 15
Older residents who were unable to take advantage of property tax relief from the state last month may have received a second chance Tuesday.In their last day of the session, both chambers of the Legislature overwhelmingly approved extending the...
On Big Monday, Ku Puts Big Hurt on Mizzou, Ends Big Eight Streak
Sweet 16 aged and withered away in one dramatic swoop at the Hearnes Center on Monday night. With an emphatic 102-89 victory, the third-ranked Kansas Jayhawks snuffed out the Missouri Tigers' remarkable Big Eight Conference winning streak of 16 games...
Owners Counter: Take `Final' Offer or Season Is Off
The National Hockey League owners' drop-dead deadline passed Tuesday without a collective bargaining agreement, and now they say the fate of the season rests with the players.After two days of marathon negotiations, proposals, counterproposals and in-house...
Owners Counter: Take Final' Offer or Season Is Off
The National Hockey League lockout has come down to one last offer from the league. Take it or leave it. Season or no season. The owners said Tuesday night that it's all up to the players."This is the final, final, final, final, final offer," Boston...
Ozarks Classic Win Gets Lady Lions Set for League
Will the real women's basketball team at Lindenwood College please stand up?The Lady Lions, who reached the NAIA national tournament for the first time last season, have been on an up-and-down ride so far this season. But coach Steve Crotz can sense...
Panel Delays Vote on Budget Issue Hatch Allows Time for Changes by Democrats
A Senate panel put off a key vote on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget Tuesday as Democrats pushed for changes and pressed Republicans to explain the measure's economic consequences.The Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman, Orrin G. Hatch,...
People in Business
Reinsurance Group of America has reorganized management in an effort to expand its U.S. business. David B. Atkinson, executive vice president, will expand his responsibilities as chief operating officer in charge of all U.S. life insurance business.Bruce...
Rams Move 2 Steps Closer on Brink of Switch to St. Louis
The Los Angeles Rams and FANS Inc. have reached an agreement in principle on two nagging guarantee issues, bringing the National Football League team on the brink of announcing a move to St. Louis.Meanwhile, sources told the Post-Dispatch that businessman...
Recycling Trees Spreads Cheer All through Year
The best thing about a natural Christmas tree is the smell. The worst thing is the problem of how to dispose of it when the holidays are over.It doesn't have to be a problem, though.The Missouri Department of Conservation has several ideas for turning...
Rothman-Serot Savors Exit, Offers Advice on Way Out
SOURED ON POLITICS but not on life, Geri Rothman-Serot quietly retired last week from the St. Louis County Council. And, she contends, from a public profile.After two decades in the spotlight - first as a high-profile political spouse and later as a...
Schmidt Was Breath of Fresh Air for Phillies
Mike Schmidt came home to the winter-drab ballpark where the cat stink in the dugout tunnel once offended his senses. He offered that thought to a couple of writers covering a luncheon promoting a video commemorating his 500th home run. He added that...
Seconds Count Advertisers Pay $1 Million for Half a Minute at Super Bowl
Super Bowl fans, are you ready for some . . . commercials?More than two dozen advertisers who industry sources say have paid a record average of $1 million per 30-second commercial hope you are.By Tuesday, the ABC television network had sold 58 of the...
Senate Panel Delays Vote on Budget Amendment
A Senate panel put off a key vote on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget Tuesday as Democrats pushed for changes and pressed Republicans to explain the measure's economic consequences.The Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman, Orrin G. Hatch,...
Should School Be Held Year Round?
Yes: Shorter Breaks Are BetterImagine it, mid-February in any traditional high school in America. Nearly every student has reached the point of burnout and no significant break is around the corner. Summer vacation is still three months away, and all...
Simpson Case Turns to Beating of Wife
O.J. Simpson's attorneys have hinted that they will argue that wife beaters are not necessarily wife killers.The strategy is part of an effort to limit the amount of domestic violence evidence presented to jurors in Simpson's murder trial.In a hearing...
Some Simple Solutions for a 21st Century Nhl
With a new collective bargaining agreement with the players about 99.9 percent done Tuesday, half the National Hockey League owners still were holed up in their bunkers.They simply did not want to play this season unless they could bring the players...
Sports Shorts
Rev. Jackson Meets With NCAA LeadersTop NCAA executives met with the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Tuesday at the association's annual convention in San Diego and later said that the sides agreed that strides had been made in creating diversity but that more...
Starks Hits Eight 3s; Knicks Win
John Starks tied a team record with eight 3-pointers p as the New York Knicks stretched their winning streak to seven Tuesday night with a 117-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers.Starks finished with 31 points, eclipsing an equally strong performance...
Talkin' the Talk
Following are some of the more common milk cap terms used by collectors and players:Milk cap: Any of a variety of cardboard disks used in a game that originated in Hawaii.POG: A specific milk cap produced by the Haleakala Dairy in Maui, an acronym...
Team Effort Helps Howell to Victory
Total team effort was the key to Francis Howell's victory in the 26th annual Pattonville Wrestling Tournament. Howell edged last week's No. 2-ranked team, Hazelwood East, by three points."The kids really put it together. We never had a bad round. We...
Testing out Beano: What a Gas
I'M TIRED of writing about frivolous subjects. Today, I'm doing a serious science story, with 11 footnotes, one chart and a quote from Ben Franklin.It is a study in The Journal of Family Practice. The title alone is impressive. It weighs in at 16 words:"Does...
The First Skirmish
"A pig in a poke" is what Minority Leader Richard Gephardt calls the Republicans' proposed constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget. He wants the GOP to include language in the amendment showing how the deficit would be eliminated in the...
The `Velvet Hammer' Bids Quiet Farewell to Faithful Friends but Madigan Promises Democrats Will Return
It was as quiet as a funeral home Tuesday while House Speaker Michael J. Madigan ended his 12-year reign by bidding farewell to his faithful Democratic members on their last day of power.Madigan gave no speech, preferring instead to walk around and shake...
Tourney Win over 2-Time State Champs May Make Believers of Young Vikings
Slowly but surely, Francis Howell High wrestling coach Jud Hoffman is getting his young wrestlers to believe in themselves."I really feel this is a team that can medal at state, and I'd be disappointed if we didn't," Hoffman said. "We have the big guns...
U.S. Cracks New Market Japanese Open Finance Sector
Just in time for a visit by the latest Japanese prime minister, the United States and Japan on Tuesday announced a breakthrough in trade talks that will open some of the Japanese financial services market.Under the new agreement, American and other investment...
Usual Snow Day: Chaotic Festival
SO, HOW WAS Friday morning at your house?You remember Friday - the day winter came, and nearly every school in town was canceled?If we were a more ceremonially inclined culture, we'd have a special name for an occasion such as Friday. Something like...
West Boys Not Alone with Winning Ways Lady Warriors Ranked 19th, Sporting a 7-2 Record
The Warriors of St. Charles West High are having a dynamite season.So what else is new? West has won back-to-back league titles and finished third in Class 4A a year ago. With Kansas-bound Ryan Robertson and his younger brother, Troy, leading the way,...
Wholesale Inflation in Check Last Year
Wholesale inflation crept up modestly in 1994, a performance analysts said will be difficult to repeat if the economy keeps soaring and unemployment remains low.The Labor Department said Tuesday that its Producer Price Index rose 1.7 percent last year,...
Widow Suing over Disease Traced to Tub
The widow of a man who died Oct. 15 from Legionnaires' disease is suing the country club in Lake Saint Louis where her husband apparently contracted the disease from a hot tub.The woman, Barbara Kelly of Chesterfield, has filed suit in St. Charles County...
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