St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 12, 1995

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59 Sign Term-Limits Promise
Replaying a now-famous ceremony, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 58 other members of Congress signed a "Subcontract with America" on Wednesday, pledging to support a constitutional amendment limiting the terms of federal legislators.But they papered...
'86 Flap Is Still Being Debated Some Still Say Historian's Comments Were Political
CHRISTINA JEFFREY, who was hired and sacked as House historian in a matter of days, fell because she complained eight years ago that a Holocaust course did not give enough weight to the Nazi point of view. But actually the curriculum includes Nazi writings.Jeffrey,...
A Band with Brass
The ReBirth Brass Band began playing on the streets of the French Quarter more than a decade ago when its founding members were barely in their teens and hardly big enough to lug their tuba and bass drum around.Those junior high kids from New Orleans'...
Alleged `Stalker' May Be Just a Fan
Waiting in a public place to see Miss America while claiming to be a CIA agent isn't enough to get someone charged with stalking, St. Louis County prosecutors said Wednesday.While police try to gather more evidence, the man they arrested on suspicion...
All-Woman Crew Breaks New Waves in Yacht Race
The characters in the 144-year history of the America's Cup have been many things. They've been rich and they've been richer. They've been bawdy and they've been drunk. One thing they've never been, though, is women.All that changes today as America3,...
Anger Filled O.J. Simpson, Documents Say
O.J. Simpson threw his former wife out of a moving car, beat her during sex and threatened to cut off the heads of her boyfriends, according to entries from her diary and other documents released by prosecutors Wednesday.The documents were filed as part...
An Open Meyer Shuts Door on Billikens
Loren Meyer, the pride of Ruthven, Iowa, had to sit and watch St. Louis University spank his Iowa State Cyclones by 15 points last season in St. Louis. He had a broken collarbone."I remember watching that game," Meyer said Wednesday. "I just wanted to...
Appeals Court Buries Illinois Coal-Use Law
An Illinois law encouraging electric utilities to use coal mined in the state is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court has ruled.The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Arlington, Va., upheld a ruling by a federal district court, which said...
A Shameful Silence on Chechnya
Chechnya could become the graveyard of America's moral reputation. Ever since its birth, America has stood for freedom and human rights. The world knew that even if unable to help directly, America at least was sympathetic to the cause of others' freedom....
A Steward of the Land Needs to Look beyond the Obvious
Being an ecological gardener does not begin - or end - with using organic products. Nor is it merely a philosophical approach. Many Americans regard themselves as environmentalists, and gardeners in particular fancy themselves stewards of the land.But...
Bare Bones Show Beauty and Strength of Nature
Looking out on my back garden one recent gray day, I could see a cardinal, dressed festively in red, masked for a high-style ball. Perched near the top of a saucer magnolia, it preened away, twisting and turning, like the five parched leaves that incongruously...
Bare Bones Show Nature's Beauty, Strength
Looking out on my back garden one recent gray day, I could see a cardinal, dressed festively in red, masked for a high-style ball. Perched near the top of a saucer magnolia, it preened away, twisting and turning, like the five parched leaves that incongruously...
Basketball Teams Lift Spirit at Gibault
The resolve of students and teachers at Gibault High in Waterloo has been tested by a recent fire that nearly gutted one building and caused heavy smoke damage to others.But the fire hardly affected the gymnasium, where the girls and boys basketball...
Big Red Become Gracious Hosts as 49ers Plant Feet on Dry Ground
The San Francisco 49ers escaped California's heavy rain for the Arizona desert and got in a mostly dry run Wednesday in preparation for the National Football Conference championship game on Sunday.Some sprinkles fell as the 49ers went through the first...
Billikens Shoot Blanks Loss to Iowa State Leaves Slu in a Fog
College basketball coaches preach that the proof of team's mettle is found in adversity. And adversity is found on the road.Coach Charlie Spoonhour's St. Louis University squad lived through more than it could conquer Wednesday night, when Iowa State...
Bill Would Merge Parks, Conservation Agencies
State Rep. Sheila Lumpe wants to combine the state's Conservation Department with the division of parks, and eventually cut the total tax that supports the two agencies.Lumpe, D-University City, said Wednesday that most people believe the two are the...
Blizzard of Mail Is a Welcome Kind of Winter Storm
In my year's end column I asked for cards and letters from readers, and the new year brought them in far greater quantity than usual.I can't take the credit, however. I have a feeling the raise in postal rates sent people to their desks to beat the deadline.Whatever...
Blizzard of Mail Is Welcome Winter Storm
In my year's end column I asked for cards and letters from readers, and the new year brought them in far greater quantity than usual. I can't take the credit, however. I have a feeling the raise in postal rates sent people to their desks to beat the...
Blues Will Have as Many Games on TV as Possible
Fans who can't afford to see the Blues in person won't be left out in the abbreviated National Hockey League season.Before the lockout the Blues had a 40-game package of telecasts planned for KPLR (Channel 11).Blues President Jack Quinn on Wednesday...
Books on Tape
"GOD'S OTHER SON"A novel by Don Imus (2 hours, abridged, Simon & Schuster, $16)Irreverent, ribald and riotously funny, this work by the host of radio's "Imus in the Morning" takes the listener on a trip with evangelist Billy Sol Hargus. This good ole...
Breast Cancer Death Rate Drops Dramatically, but Not for Blacks
The death rate from breast cancer in American women fell almost 5 percent between 1989 and 1992, the largest short-term decline in four decades, federal health officials said Wednesday.But the rate for black women rose.The biggest decline was among white...
Briefs
WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTYPlanning Group Approves Hospital Outpatient CenterThe St. Louis County Planning Commission on Monday night approved a request by St. Luke's Episcopal-Presbyterian Hospitals to build an outpatient center on nearly seven acres at Highways...
Briefs
BOSNIA Serbs Link Peace To Dividing Sarajevo</P><P>The leader of Bosnia's Serbs insisted Wednesday that the division of Sarajevo must be the first point of any new peace negotiations with the Bosnian government.</P><P>In...
Budget Holds Property Tax Rate; Capital Improvements in Limbo
The Ladue City Council has approved a budget that continues the municipality's property tax of 47 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation.Council members say the budget includes no capital improvements. Those were to be financed by Ladue's new sales...
California Awash; Death Toll Up to 8 Residents Cope with Muck, Sinkholes and Predictions of More Bad Weather
More than a week of rain left Southern California roads under a foot or more of water Wednesday, opened huge sinkholes in freeways and brought production of some television glamour shows to a halt.Nine days of storms have been blamed for eight deaths...
Camp 2,700 Girls Scouts Ready for Snooze at Zoo
Come Friday night about 300 preteen Girl Scouts will slither into sleeping bags near a tawny frog mouse, an emperor scorpion and leaf cutter ants.The Scouts will spend the night on floors in classrooms, exhibit halls and the rotunda of the Living World...
Case Turns High Court into Laugh-In
Even Supreme Court justices can't resist joking about the public image of lawyers.Justice John Paul Stevens suggested Wednesday that Florida "pass a statute that you can't say un-nice things about lawyers."Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg added, "Or a statute...
Chaminade Argues for Field Lights School Should Use Facility for Football to Play Night Soccer Too, Neighbors Say
Friends and foes of a lighted soccer field at Chaminade College Preparatory School argued their cases before the Creve Coeur City Council Monday night.The council decided to wait two weeks before taking a preliminary vote on the school's request.Chaminade...
Chechen Leader Is out of Hiding, Calls for Peace
Dzhokar Dudayev, the Chechen president who went into hiding when Russia began assaulting his capital, reappeared Wednesday, subdued and admitting that his followers could not win.During his long-awaited appearance, he called for peace talks with the...
Chechen Leader Leaves Hiding, Calls for Peace He Admits Russia Has Edge
Dzhokar Dudayev, the Chechen president who went into hiding when Russia began assaulting his capital, reappeared Wednesday, subdued and admitting that his followers couldn't win.During his long-awaited appearance, he called for peace talks with the Kremlin...
Clayton Students Cope with Stabbing
Students and staff at Clayton High School tried to get back to normal Wednesday after the first stabbing in the school's history left one girl in the hospital.All three sophomore girls, 16, involved in the quarrel that led to the stabbing Tuesday were...
Clinton Gives `Marching Orders' Cabinet Members Told to Support His `Middle Class Bill of Rights'
President Bill Clinton convened his Cabinet on Wednesday to review his priorities for the coming year and devise strategy for looming tax policy battles with the new Republican Congress.The White House meeting, and a subsequent news conference by several...
Clinton, Japan's Premier Talk Low-Key Meeting Focuses on Korea, Plays Down Trade
President Bill Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama concluded a low-key meeting Wednesday highlighting mutual efforts to address the North Korea nuclear problem while playing down the yawning trade imbalance between their two countries.Clinton...
Costs of Wildwood Incorporation Are Debated Foes Fear $1.5 Million Deficit; Backers Vow $1 Million Surplus
Wildwood could end its first year $1.5 million in debt largely because of unanticipated expenses, opponents of the proposed city say.Supporters say Wildwood could start its second year with $1 million in the bank because of conservative budgeting and...
Council Backs Plan for Tax Measure to Improve Parks
The St. Charles City Council has endorsed a plan to seek $4 million in park improvements in the election April 4.Left unclear is whether the council will contribute $1.2 million of gaming revenue to the park improvements.Park Board President Craig Frahm...
Councilman Mccourt Complains about Cable TV Coordinator
As Black Jack prepares to change coordinators for public access to cable television, Councilman Norm McCourt has issued a memo about shortcomings in how the job has been performed.Brian Krills, who is leaving the job of coordinator, took issue with the...
County Considers Shifting the Burden of Arterial Roads to Municipalities
St. Louis County is considering a bureaucratic change that would make incorporations and annexations more expensive.County highway officials have requested that slightly more than 100 miles of roads in the unincorporated area be reclassified as county...
County Seeks to Reduce Its Arterial Roads
St. Louis County is considering a bureaucratic change that would make incorporations and annexations more expensive.County highway officials have requested that slightly more than 100 miles of roads in the unincorporated area be reclassified as county...
Court Reshuffle Will Help Families
The St. Charles County Circuit Court hopes to take another step on July 1 toward establishing a Family Court system.The Missouri Legislature passed the Family Court law in May 1993 to bring together cases that are naturally intertwined: those that deal...
Day by Day
FRIDAY METRO THEATER - "The Yellow Boat" will be performed by the Metro Theater Company of St. Louis at 7 p.m. at St. Peters City Hall, Mexico Road. The play, by David Saar of Arizona, is based on the life of a child with hemophilia who died at...
Dear Folks: Haven't See Much of St. Louis
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE beats Stuck in St. Louis.More than 3,000 people with airline reservations sat in St. Louis on Tuesday, unable to get out of town because of dense fog."We're looking at 400 cancellations by the end of Wednesday evening - that means...
Death Toll Rises to 8 out West Californians Cope with Muck, Brace for More Bad Weather
More than a week of rain left Southern California roads under a foot or more of water Wednesday, opened huge sinkholes in freeways and brought the production of some television glamour shows to a halt.Nine days of storms have been blamed for eight deaths...
Democrats Rely on Politics of Pork
The weightiest argument for a balanced-budget amendment is that it is a perfectly awful idea whose time has come. And what is the weightiest argument against it? Certainly not the one the Democrats have deployed at the moment. They argue that the Republicans...
Doe Run Strikers Lose Jobs at Smelter Replacement Workers Vote out Teamsters Local
About 300 striking members of Teamsters Local 688 have lost their jobs at the Doe Run Co.'s lead smelter in Herculaneum after replacement workers voted to decertify the union.The end of the bitter 2 1/2-year strike came quietly when the National Labor...
Drug, Bank Stocks Suffer Peso's Revenge
Stocks closed little changed Wednesday after a surge in Apple Computer Inc. offset concern that a three-week slide in the Mexican peso will damage some companies' 1995 earnings.Apple soared 3 1/16 to 46 3/4 amid speculation International Business Machines...
Fans Run Hot, Cold on Hockey's Return
News that major-league hockey may be returning to St. Louis was greeted warmly by some fans, indifferently by others on Wednesday."I think it's good," said Dan Jenkerson, 35, a Des Peres public safety officer. "If you want to watch top-caliber hockey,...
FCC May Open Cable Programming
The Federal Communications Commission is likely to propose rules today that will help determine how aggressively local phone companies can begin developing their own cable television programming.The FCC now lets the regional Bell companies build cable-like...
For Blues, It's Time to Cut to Cup Chase Agreement Rekindles Title Talk
Above the words "We Work And Win Together," a photograph of the Stanley Cup adorns the wall inside the Blues' locker room at Kiel Center.Of course, talk of bringing the Stanley Cup to St. Louis resumed Wednesday, soon after the National Hockey League...
Former Hud Secretary Admits His Shortcomings
Former HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce admitted Wednesday that his conduct contributed to the federal housing scandal of the 1980s. He commented a day after federal prosecutors said they would not pursue him.On Wednesday, special prosecutor Arlin Adams released...
For Sale: Used Bank Building; Call Sewer Department Stalled Plans Leave Space Unused
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District wants to sell the old Hampton Bank Building - a structure it barely used.The district bought the building at 4401 Hampton Avenue in 1992 from the Resolution Trust Corp. for $475,000. It had been an office building,...
Fuzz Happens: It's Nap Time for Sweaters
WE'RE HAVING an unusually fuzzy winter.There was enough angora and mohair on the runways at the fall shows to constitute a breathing hazard. One collection after another featured garments so overendowed with fluff that little bits of it tended to detach...
Gang Defense Team Misses Deadline
Four defense lawyers, including St. Louis Alderman Irene Smith, stood before a federal appeals court Wednesday to explain why they missed the deadline to file briefs in a major drug racketeering case.The lawyers offered their excuses to a three-judge...
Gingrich's Choice Made History
Every day, Democrats open their newspapers and their television sets with hope in their hearts that this day he will go too far. There's only one "he" in Washington these days, of course, the Southerner born in Pennsylvania, the Gael with the German...
Go-Ahead Given to Clear Site, Build Bookstore Hilltop Park Residents Protest Upheaval from Their Homes
Crestwood aldermen gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to a plan to clear a residential area and build a bookstore.The plan calls for clearing Hilltop Mobile Home Park, which has been at 9618 Watson Road for more than 40 years, and building Barnes...
Green Park Viable, Say Proponents but County Planners Wonder about Taxes, Police Services; Issue Aimed at April 4 Ballot
St. Louis County planners question whether the proposed city of Green Park in South County could function without raising taxes.But Fred Hoehn, chairman of the committee for incorporating Green Park, said a tax increase won't be necessary. He also said...
Guide to Future Misguided, Conservatives Find
LIKE EVERY legal alien, every illegal immigrant, and every red-blooded Native and P.C. (post-Columbus) American, I am eager for glimpses of our renewed civilization as envisioned by House Speaker Newt Gingrich.He's energetic and enthusiastic, and ideas...
Heralding the Efforts of Narcotics Anonymous
Dear Ann Landers: I started using drugs when I was 11 and spent the next 17 years in the kind of hell only another addict can understand.Drugs to me were like oxygen. I was convinced that I couldn't live without them. I destroyed everyone and everything...
High Magnetic Radiation Linked to Brain Cancer
Researchers have found that electric utility workers exposed to high levels of magnetic radiation face a greater risk of dying of brain cancer than workers exposed to lower levels. But no general association was found in their study between exposure...
Hitting the Trail Professors Plan Educational Trips to Europe, East Africa
Three professors from St. Charles County Community College are planning trips to London, Greece, France and East Africa in the coming months.The professors, David Marshall, Kevin Patton, and Denise McCracken, have studied and visited the backgrounds...
Hoosiers Win despite Respert's 40
Indiana failed to score a field goal in the final 7 minutes 20 seconds against Michigan State on Wednesday night, but made its free throws to hold off the No. 11 Spartans 89-82 and extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 50 games.Shawn Respert...
Hope in a Bottle
REMEMBER CLEOPATRA'S milk bath?Cleopatra was on to something, the same something that is causing a skin-care revolution today.Fruit and milk acids are behind the revolution, according to beauty experts.In recent years, some extraordinary new products...
House Democrats, Madigan End Era; Gop Ready to Start
The era of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his vaunted Democratic majority has come to an end.But the cheering by House members to mark the end of the 88th General Assembly Tuesday had barely subsided before Madigan and Speaker-to-be Lee Daniels...
Housing Project Approved for Site near Ringer, Lind
By a 5-3 vote, the St. Louis County Planning Commission has recommended approval of a plan by Fischer & Frichtel Inc. to build 18 duplexes and four single-family houses on five acres near Ringer and Lind roads. Commissioners Rita Gralike, Janis Mangelsdorf...
How to Stop the Iranian Bomb
Defense Secretary William Perry has suggested Iran may be able to develop nuclear weapons within five years, a frightening thought. Israel, one possible target for such weapons, thinks it will take longer but isn't any happier with what it agrees is...
If You Thought Heavy Metal Was Kinky. .
What's Painful for some has become a pleasure - and a profit - for others on Monday nights at the OtherWorld.Business has picked up since the venue introduced "Club Fetish" a few weeks back, according to club owner Jo Jo."At the end of the summer, I...
Infomercials: A Field of Dreams for Late Night
NOW THAT the Christmas gift-giving season is safely behind you, now that you've exchanged with your loved ones all the neckties and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers anyone can stand, it's time you resumed life's more fundamental longings.It's time you got...
In the Spotlight
Scott SchatzmanParkway Central wrestlerYear In School: Senior.Height: 5 feet 4.Weight Class: 135 pounds.Schatzman is a three-time state champion who hasn't lost in 127 matches. Last Saturday at the Pattonville Tournament, Schatzman recorded two pins,...
In Town on Record
IF YOU'RE the cautious sort who likes to check out a band's sound instead of taking a chance on a show, here are some albums by performers coming to town this month. *****Gilby ClarkeMississippi Nights, 8 p.m., Jan. 15"Pawn Shop...
In War Zone, Mothers Persevere
Russian mothers, fearing for the lives of their sons fighting in Chechnya, have begun flying to the battlefield to find their boys and bring them home.Their mission is extraordinary, even for a nation of mothers accustomed to lavishing love and protection...
January Is a Perfect Time to Plot a Course for Spring
A friend asked me, "What should one be doing in the garden right now?"I told her this is the time to begin thinking about how the 1995 garden should look."What's easy?" she pressed. She valued plants requiring minimal heavy soil work, and I had no trouble...
January Is Perfect Time to Plot a Course for Spring Planting
A friend, who is 89, asked me, "What should one be doing in the garden right now?"The query took me aback, coming as it did in winter and from a person of an age that one does not often find in the garden. But she is a woman of robust health and great...
Keenan Ready for Challenge
The National Hockey League lockout trimmed this season from an 84-game marathon to a 48-game sprint.Mike Keenan can't wait to start the Stanley Cup run."I find this very thrilling, exciting, challenging," said Keenan, the first-year Blues general manager...
Keene's Key `3' Helps Illinois Win at Purdue
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. A nine-point Illini lead, chiseled out in the first half, collapsed...
Key Free Throws by Celts' Brown Hold off Pacers
Dee Brown, who had 25 points and 11 assists, made two key free throws down the stretch to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 Wednesday night.Dominique Wilkins' jumper from 10 feet gave the Celtics a 98-96 lead with 53 seconds...
Labels on Chickens Spur Debate
The government says it's time to take the "fresh" label off chickens that are so frozen you can bowl with them.But a package of fresh chickens still might have a little crust of ice, not to mention the rosy pink juice that turns off some shoppers.Filling...
Landscapes: Simple, Basic and Vital
Landscapes: Ellen GlasgowWhere: Atrium Gallery, Old Post Office Building, 815 Olive StreetWhen: Through Feb. 25Hours: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. SaturdayWHILE landscape painting no longer expresses the deepest needs of our culture...
Let the Healing Begin: Gms Call (800) Irn-Mike
Now that peace has been restored to the National Hockey League, there is only one way this bogus mini-season can end.With the Blues winning the Stanley Cup, asterisk and all.After all, this epic lockout was triggered by salary inflation most owners blame...
Local Fans Run Hot and Cold over Return of Boys of Winter
News that major-league hockey may be returning to St. Louis was greeted warmly by some fans, indifferently by others Wednesday."I think it's good," said Dan Jenkerson, 35, a Des Peres public safety officer. "If you want to watch top-caliber hockey, you...
Lowest 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...
Lynch Steals the Show for Howell North
Francis Howell North High senior Shawn Lynch gambled Tuesday night. And it paid off big.With just seconds to play in a Gateway Athletic Conference game against archrival Francis Howell, Lynch came up with a key steal and layup to clinch the Knights'...
Magic Perform Disappearing Act vs. Bulls
Coach Brian Hill's Orlando Magic lead the National Basketball Association with 26 victories and have the league's top scorer in Shaquille O'Neal.The Chicago Bulls weren't impressed."We were outcoached, outplayed and outhustled. We were beat in every...
Mandevilla Vine Needs Coddling to Survive a Season Indoors
Q: I bought a beautiful mandevilla vine last spring, and it bloomed all summer right out in the sun. Then came fall, and I had to take it indoors. I had it in a west window for a couple of weeks. It seemed to be OK and was beginning new growth, when...
Mandevilla Vine Needs Seasonal Coddling
Q: I bought a beautiful mandevilla vine last spring, and it bloomed all summer right out in the sun. Then came fall, and I had to take it indoors. I had it in a west window for a couple of weeks. It seemed to be OK and was beginning new growth, when...
Man Executed Even Though Prosecution Can't Make Up Its Mind
In a lifetime spent in journalism, I have learned a few things. One is that if a story seems too weird to be true, it usually is. So it was with deep skepticism that I read that a Texas man was about to be executed for murdering a woman who the prosecutor...
Merger Could Save Millions, but Many Shun Linkup Five School Districts Are Wary: `Remember the Lottery?'
Merging four school districts and part of a fifth in the O'Fallon, Shiloh and Fairview Heights area could bring in $5.3 million in state money, proponents say. But some key officials are already digging in their heels.One skeptic is Margaret Leininger,...
Miss America's Alleged Stalker May Have Been Just Eager Fan
Waiting in a public place to see Miss America while claiming to be a CIA agent isn't enough to get someone charged with stalking, St. Louis County prosecutors said Wednesday.While police try to gather more evidence, the man they arrested on suspicion...
Missouri Argues to End Desegregation Plan
The new justice piped up just as the lawyer for Missouri turned from the podium to sit down. "Can't we at least look at whether they can read?" asked Justice Stephen Breyer.The lawyer, Assistant Attorney General John R. Munich, said no. The academic...
Missouri's Billboard Jungle
Have you noticed how Missouri's roads and highways have become saturated with billboards? Gradually, insidiously, with each passing year, the scenic beauty of our state is being destroyed.If you or I were to parachute onto almost any highway in any town...
Morning Briefing
What's the matter, Bunky? Tired of the daily grind . . . the hours are piling up and the boss is making your life miserable . . . the copying machine is firing blanks . . . the job's got you down?Well, buck up. You could be in the opening day lineup...
Morning Briefing
Ronald McDonald Wants You To Fight Waste, TooA caricature of Ronald McDonald shows off a recycled tray liner Wednesday in Washington. McDonald's Corp. is using the liners to urge people to buy products made from recycled materials as part of a joint...
Murphy's Law, Multiplied Many Times Various Versions All Point out How Bad It Is
TO MANY of us, the laws of science are one black hole. Boyle's Law and Coulomb's Law seem so confusing they could have been passed by Congress.But there's one law we understand: Murphy's Law. We know "If anything can go wrong, it will."There are some...
Mystical, Mysterious Are Singer's Specialty
A mystical streak runs through Doogie Armstrong's music. It comes to play in his original songs, and it definitely informs his tasteful selections of cover material: songs by the Moody Blues, the Beatles, Neil Young, Gerry Rafferty, John Stewart, Pink...
Nate the Great Cowboys Behemoth Tackle Plans a `Three-Peat'
It's January, and for 325-pound Nate "The Kitchen" Newton that means only one thing: a steady diet of stories and talk about the invincible San Francisco 49ers."We expect it," said Newton, a Pro Bowl offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys. "Evidently,...
Neighborhood Store Loses Again in Liquor License Bid
The owners of a neighborhood market in Arnold have lost another round in the fight to get a liquor license.The City Council voted 6-2 to deny a liquor license for the In 'N' Out Market, 2274 Tenbrook Road. Kathy Huchowski, who owns the market with her...
New Baby Gives Woman More Reasons to Live
Dear Percy Ross: Please help if you can. I have a baby that was given to me. I've got legal papers for her and everything. The mother gave her to me, and I couldn't turn the baby down because she could have thrown it in a dumpster or something.What I...
Nhl Saves Face-Offs, Nets Deal
The puck drops here.Finally.After 103 days of tedious negotiations, proposals, counterproposals, deadlines and rhetoric, the National Hockey League appears ready to trade its labor standoff for face-offs.On Wednesday, the executive committee of the NHL...
No-Makeup Makeup: It's Made to Be Believed and Not Seen
THE MINUTE MY friends and I read about the Norma Kamali no-makeup makeup, we had to try it.Naturalism was promised, ease, a healthful glow. Or possibly it's just that it was new. A new makeup concept that would - what? Make us more "bee-yoo-tee-ful"...
Notre Dame, Mizzou Come in out of the Fog
Because of dense fog in Chicago on Wednesday, the Notre Dame basketball team was relegated to busing it to Columbia for tonight's game at 7 against Missouri at the Hearnes Center.It was an equally thick mist that Mizzou wandered about in during the first...
Nursing Home Operator Has Poor Care Record, Union Says
A union representing nursing aides castigated Missouri's biggest nursing home operator Wednesday, saying two out of three of the operator's homes were cited for patient-care violations between 1991 and 1993.Many of the homes had repeat violations despite...
Officials OK Land Swap for Library Expansion `Cleanest, Safest, Most Efficient' Boundary Solution, Mayor Says
The Florissant City Council agreed Monday night to an even exchange of two 3,400-square-foot parcels of land with the St. Louis County Library District to help with expansion planned for Florissant's branch of the library.The library said that it needed...

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