St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 14, 1997

$1 Million Bails out District
Richmond Heights came up with $1 million Monday just as the financially strapped Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District was about to lay off more than one-fourth of its teachers.Mayor Patrick Brennan said the city would buy part of an athletic field...
7 Blacks in Wwii Get Medals
Seven black American soldiers who served in World War II, received long-delayed recognition Monday as President Bill Clinton presented them with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military decoration."It's a great day. We've all been...
A Genuine Class Act Never Has to Fake It
Dear Ann Landers: Your column has given me a lot of insight and good information over the last 23 years. A while back, you printed your definition of class. I would like to share it with a special friend. Would you kindly print it again? I promise to...
Allergy Drug Faces Removal from Market FDA Cites Seldane's Link to Heart Problems
Allergy sufferers who have depended on Seldane to fight sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose will have to turn to another medicine soon if the government succeeds in pulling the drug off the market.The Food and Drug Administration proposed withdrawing...
Archaeologists, Art Aficionados Helping Youngsters Dig Education
HOW MANY OF US sit around and fret about the state of public schools, griping about how youngsters aren't getting the kind of education that we did?How few of us actually get around to doing something about it ourselves?Judy Brilliant did. So did Michael...
Asking for Death or Help?
It was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who went to the heart of the matter of physician-assisted suicide: "This case raises the basic question of `who decides?' " commented Ginsburg. She was talking, of course, about constitutional theory. But her question...
Athletes Get OK to Work NCAA Vote Affects Division I Schools
Time and time again, the proposal was listed on NCAA Convention agendas. Let the scholarship athlete hold a part-time job, earn a few extra bucks and be like any other college kid.For decades, it was voted down.Until Monday, when the NCAA changed its...
Baby Boomers Will Get Social Security
It's conventional wisdom that baby boomers won't see a dime's worth of Social Security benefits. Younger people assume that, by the time they're old, the program will be dead and gone.Not a chance, unless we deliberately decide to shoot it. Social S...
Bad Procedure for Bad Raises
With a Feb. 1 deadline approaching, opposition to a pay raise recommended for Missouri legislators and judges is growing in the Legislature. Already, a majority of the members of the Senate have signed resolutions against the proposal, and more than...
Being Nicklaus' Caddie Not His Bag Keeping Day Job Is Best Advice Writer Was Given for the Day
It was golf appreciation day for more than 100 adoring Jack Nicklaus fans.It also became one writer's appreciation day for golf carts and golf's unsung hero - the caddie.Little did I realize one day last week my adulation for both until I stood beneath...
Bill Urged to Limit Number of Pawnshops Action Would Head off Problem, Official Says
The St. Charles city administrator says the city has enough pawnshops and is encouraging the City Council to pass a bill limiting the number of such businesses.The council introduced last week a bill that would restrict the number of licensed pawnbrokers...
Blues, Keenan in One Final Disagreement
The Mike Keenan Saga here is not over yet.The Blues, who fired Keenan as coach and general manager on Dec. 19, want to recoup part of the fortune they owe him.If Keenan balks, look for National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman to arbitrate. Blues...
Bosnian Children Receive Toys, Gifts from Parishioners in Belleville Area
Children in Tuzla, Bosnia, are celebrating the New Year with 481 boxes of toys, school supplies and clothes, thanks to Catholic parishioners throughout the Belleville Diocese.The drive was sparked by Army Staff Sgt. Sue Moritz of Belleville, a peacekeeper...
Bowled over Marching Warriors 3rd at New Year's Eve Parade
The St. Charles West High School marching band took third place in a band competition on New Year's Eve at the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Tempe, Ariz.Laura Schleinat, a junior at St. Charles West, is a percussionist in the band. "We turned that first corner...
Brain Power
Neuropsychiatrist Leopold Hofstatter followed his hunches to learn how the mind works. Now, scientists are studying the mysteries of his brain.ON Dr. Leopold Hofstatter's desk is the first model of a brain he ever made - a clumsy plaster-of-paris version...
Briefs
NATIONDEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEEColorado Governor Is Given Top Position President Bill Clinton on Monday chose Colorado Gov. Roy Romer to serve as the new general chairman of the Democratic National Committee. At the same time, Clinton tapped Massachusetts...
Briefs
MISSOURIMAPLEWOOD-RICHMOND HEIGHTSJudge Delays Ruling On Teacher Layoffs A judge in St. Louis County put off ruling in a suit challenging the layoffs of 28 Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District teachers until today. Lawyers for two teachers' unions...
Briefs
MISSOURIST. LOUIS COUNTYFrozen Pipe Bursts In Complex's Tunnel St. Louis County workers on Monday mopped up a portion of the tunnel that connects the three-building county government complex in Clayton. A frozen water pipe in the courthouse burst, flooding...
Business Notes
NEW IN TOWN60-Minute Man, a one-hour photo processing center, has opened at 39 O'Fallon Square in O'Fallon. The shop is owned by Bill Fields.First National Bank of St. Louis will open a bank late this year in O'Fallon Crossing, at Highways K and N in...
Carnahan Sworn in; Accents Education Computer Literacy, College Emphasized
With help from his 7-year-old grandson, Gov. Mel Carnahan launched his second term in office Monday, pledging more support for the public schools, which got so much help from him during his first term.In his inaugural speech, Carnahan promised to use...
Chilean Guest Conductor Heats Up the Crowd
ON a Saturday night that was so cold you could see your breath in the lobby, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra turned its attention to two south-of-the-border works. The result was a concert that is easily a contender for the most interesting of the year.Maximiano...
`Country Justice' Mixes Down-Home Fun, Thrills
CHASE thriller, coming-of-age tale, rape drama - "Country Justice" (8 tonight on Channel 4) is a lot of movies wrapped up in one, even managing to work in a sick baby and a bunch of good-hearted truckers doing their version of "Convoy."But thanks to...
Day in the Sun: No Game, but Plenty of Action for Blues
If nothing else, the Blues' off days in sunny Southern California have been eventful.They've met a former president.Ronald Reagan, accompanied by a host of security agents, dropped by the Blues' practice at the Ice-O-Plex in Panorama City north of L.A....
Democrat Assailed for Gingrich Tape Ethics Panel Member Got Phone Recording
The Florida couple who taped House Speaker Newt Gingrich's telephone discussion on ethics charges said Monday that they had given their recording to Rep. Jim McDermott.Republicans quickly demanded that McDermott, ranking Democrat on the House ethics...
Division I Athletes Get Permission from NCAA to Hold Down Jobs
In a radical departure for the slow-to-change NCAA, delegates voted Monday after more than an hour of confused and bitter debate to let Division I athletes hold part-time jobs.Then, with a suddenly influential student-athlete advisory committee still...
Don't Spare the Rods on School Buses
No amount of money will bring 8-year-old Jessica Leicht back to life, but $1.7 million from the state of Missouri could help prevent other children from being killed the way she was: hit by the school bus that had just dropped her off. The simple, low-tech...
Excerpts from Governor's Address
Excerpts from Carnahan's inaugural addressWe prepare to explore a new era - an era in which learning to operate a computer will be as crucial as it was for our parents' and grandparents' generation to operate a car.These generations of Missourians met...
Ex-Communists Besieged in Balkans Democratic Demands Send People to Streets in Serbia and Bulgaria
FIRST IT WAS SERBIA, where protesters have demonstrated nearly every day for the past eight weeks against the government of President Slobodan Milosevic.Inspired by their Serbian neighbors, Bulgaria's opposition launched street protests last week, demanding...
Families of Inmates Need Moral Support
Dear Abby: Please continue to tell your readers how important it is to inquire about family members who are in prison.Three years ago, my son went to prison. My sister and I visit him every other Sunday. It's a 450-mile round trip, so families have not...
FBI Informant at Adm Sues Agent over Tapes Whitacre Claims Abuse, Order to Destroy Evidence
Mark Whitacre, the undercover informant whose secret tapes snared Archer Daniels Midland Co. in a price-fixing case, sued an FBI agent Monday, accusing him of ordering some tapes destroyed.The federal lawsuit accuses FBI agent Brian Shepard of hitting...
Firefighting, Football and Level Fields
What do you make of this? Two football expansion teams that weren't expected to do much of anything this year instead made it within striking distance of the Super Bowl.The Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars survived as far as they did because...
First Medals of Honor for Wwii Blacks
In a moving White House ceremony, President Bill Clinton Monday rectified a nearly 52-year-old injustice by presenting the first Medals of Honor awarded to black servicemen of World War II.Clinton placed star-spangled blue ribbon of the nation's highest...
Flawed Gingrich Still Has Ideas
The essential difference between House Republicans and House Democrats was on vivid display this past Tuesday in the Capitol. First came Newt Gingrich, a deeply, perhaps fatally, flawed man who is somehow graced with good ideas. Next was David Bonior,...
Governor Meets Teens to Chat about Schools
The inauguration of a governor is a playground for adults, with champagne toasts, elegant evening wear and ballroom dancing.Yet for 25 minutes Monday the focus was on youths.In the first official act of his second term, Gov. Mel Carnahan invited a group...
Harmon Set to Rock with a Roll out Ball
CREWE CHIEF: In New Orleans, a Roll Out Ball is held by a crewe before Mardi Gras to raise money and to create enthusiasm. St. Louis mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon will see if the tradition is transferable when he stages his own Roll Out Ball at Windows...
Healing, Teaching . . . Surgeon Gives His Gift to Treat Patients, Help Doctors in Nepal
Dr. Anthony Sudekum, a plastic surgeon from Defiance who specializes in cleft palate and wrist and hand surgery, spent part of the holiday season 12 time zones away at the base of the Himalaya Mountains, performing surgery on indigent patients.Sudekum...
Heart to Heart Hughes Presses on after His Brother's Heart Transplant
As shots ricochet off baskets like hail off rooftops and St. Louis University labors to make ends meet in the competitive world of Conference USA, a Billiken Nation turns its lonely eyes to Larry Hughes.The CBC senior is the crown jewel in a treasure-trove...
Howell Jumps in Front, Slips Up Vikes' 4-1 Lead Vanishes in 6-5 Granite City Win
The Francis Howell team of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association was in control. At least that's the way it appeared late Saturday at the St. Peters Rec-Plex."The first half of the game was great," Howell coach Jim Hofer said. "We were moving the puck,...
Hudden, Dudden, Donald O'neary
ONCE upon a time a farmer named Donald O'Neary lived on a tiny strip of land between two large, prosperous farms. He owned a skinny cow named Daisy, and that was all.The rich farmers were named Hudden and Dudden, and they owned goats and sheep and cattle...
Ideas Are Perculating out from the Left
They are like kids who have touched a hot stove. They are afraid of doing it again." That is the policy director of a conservative group talking about Republican intellectual blues. After the failure of the Contract With America, Republicans are wary...
`I Kind of Gave Up' Illinois Woman Fell through Floor, Spent 6 Days without Food, Water
A small-town newspaper editor who spent six days trapped in her home without food or water is recovering in a hospital.Kathy Wallace, 53, was painfully pinned when the floor of her rickety home in Warsaw gave way.After nearly seven weeks of hospitalization,...
Illini Want Revenge, but It Won't Come Easy vs. Minnesota
Forced to recall March 9, 1996, Chris Gandy could barely supress a grimace. He remembers that afternoon all too well:A record 16,863 crammed into the Assembly Hall for Lou Henson's final regular-season game in his 21st season as University of Illinois...
Interferon Bats .300 against Hepatitis C
Dear Dr. Donohue: Recently, you answered someone in connection with hepatitis C. My wife has this illness. Is interferon approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or is it experimental? Does the drug have bad side effects? What is its effect...
Judge Delays Recall Election of Alderman Tyus Election Board Exceeded Authority, He Rules
The recall election for Alderman Sharon Tyus will not be held today.St. Louis Circuit Judge Philip Heagney ruled Monday that the St. Louis Election Board exceeded its authority by declaring the recall vote. At issue was whether the city charter allows...
Juice-Guzzling Children Shorter, Fatter, Study Finds
Preschoolers who drank more than 12 ounces of fruit juice a day tended to be shorter or fatter than other children, said authors of a study made public Monday.Drinking too much juice could rob children of height if juice takes the place of more nutritious...
Justice Department Gets Gingrich Tape Ethics Panel Refuses to Accept Recording
A potentially illegal recording of a telephone conversation involving Speaker Newt Gingrich was turned over to the Justice Department's criminal division Monday, the House ethics committee's chief counsel said.Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state,...
Justices Consider Jones Case Value of President's Time an Issue
The Supreme Court grappled Monday with the question of when a judge can haul the president of the United States into court on matters unrelated to the chief executive's duties.Attorneys for President Bill Clinton and Paula Jones pressed their views on...
Kansas Stays Perfect, Beats Iowa State
Native Iowan Raef LaFrentz had 10 of his 16 points in the second half for top-ranked Kansas, and the unbeaten Jayhawks beat No. 8 Iowa State 80-67 Monday night in Lawrence, Kan.Kansas (17-0, 4-0 in the Big 12) had a 17-4 run to finish the first half...
Letter Bombs Prompt Evacuation at U.N. Building
Two letter bombs sent to the U.N. bureau of an Arab-language newspaper forced the evacuation of part of U.N. headquarters Monday, hours after a third letter bomb exploded at the newspaper's London offices.The bomb at the London offices of the newspaper,...
Lofty Ideals Balloonist Sets off from Busch for Trip around Globe
WAVING GOODBYE to his friends, balloonist Steve Fossett lifted off Monday night from the field at Busch Stadium for a solo journey around the world aboard his helium and hot air balloon.Fossett, the holder of several world records, hopes to make aviation...
Mail Sorting, Distribution Site Sought South of I-70
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for a site in the Harvester area for a building at which employees would sort and distribute mail for southern St. Charles County residents in the 63303 and 63304 ZIP codes.That area runs south of Interstate 70 to the...
Market Ekes out Gain, despite Oil Slump
Stocks were mixed Monday as gains among banks and computer chip makers offset sliding oil shares.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 5.39 to 6709.18, its fifth record close in six sessions, led higher by J.P. Morgan & Co., which reported robust earnings...
Marquette in Familiar Niche among Toughest Defenders
Maybe it's the subzero wind-chill readings of Milwaukee in the winter. Maybe the cold freezes shooters to the point of numbness, or maybe teams that play the Marquette Golden Eagles just want to play fast and get the heck out of Wisconsin to some place,...
Mississippi Makes Debut in Rankings
Mississippi, without seniors and with no real basketball tradition, is off to its best start in 60 years.But until a 73-69 victory over defending champion Kentucky demanded the attention of the voters, the Rebels had never been ranked in The Associa...
Money Notes
Utilities To Package Bills Into DebtUtility companies in California will soon begin bundling portions of electric bills as bonds, ridding themselves of old debts and spawning a market that may grow to $50 billion.As part of the deregulation of the utility...
Morning Briefing
Limited To Close 200 Stores In Company ShakeupFaced with weak sales and depressed earnings, the Limited Inc. on Monday announced a management shakeup and said it planned to close 200 women's stores this year. The Columbus, Ohio, apparel retailer had...
Morning Briefing
Flight Attendants At TWA Retain Independent UnionFlight attendants at Trans World Airlines Inc. on Monday voted to remain an independent union, narrowly rejecting an alliance with the union representing cabin crews at 26 other carriers.Attendants voted...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
This just in: RICH BROOKS says he might be willing to listen to overtures from the Rams, but they'll have to wait their turn. CHUCK KNOX also might be interested, but first he wants to hear what the Jets have to say.Here's a tip for the next time you...
Nationsbank Profit Tops Predictions Advances 24 Percent
NationsBank Corp.'s fourth-quarter earnings soared a surprising 24 percent, the bank reported Monday. But the bank's stock fell on concern that the purchase of Boatmen's Bancshares Inc. may trim 1997 profits per share.The fourth-largest U.S. bank said...
New Firm Buys Mill from Laclede Excaliber Pays $10 Million for West Virginia Plant
Laclede Steel Co. of St. Louis is selling a mill in West Virginia to another St. Louis corporation, newly formed Excaliber Tubular Corp.The sale, announced Monday, will net Laclede between $10 million and $11 million, money that it badly needs. It lost...
Nicole Simpson Letter about Alleged Attacks Read in Court but O.J. Contends Statements Were Pre-Divorce Maneuvering
Nicole Brown Simpson wrote that O.J. Simpson "beat the holy hell out of me," in a letter introduced Monday in a surprise attack by plaintiffs in Simpson's wrongful death civil trial.Simpson said during cross-examination he believed the letter was pr...
Night and Day
TodayThe Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Courthouse, 201 Main Street, Troy.Warren County Commission, in session from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Administration Building, 105 South Market Street, Warrenton....
Now Playing . . . Super Bowl Will Feature a New Cast in '97 after Years of Running Repeats
Jim McMahon, the New England Patriots and New Orleans.Like a plague of locusts, or a major flood, those three elements seem to coalesce about every 10 years or so in the National Football League. And so it is with Super Bowl XXXI.McMahon, who led Chicago...
Obituaries
Elizabeth ThomasElizabeth J. "Lil" Thomas, 88, of St. Charles, died Sunday (Jan. 12, 1997) at St. Joseph's Carmelite Home, St. Charles.Mrs. Thomas was retired after working as a librarian clerk with St. Charles City-County Library. She belonged to St....
Ortwerth to Tell FAA It Violated Law in Review of Lambert Expansion Plan
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth says he will advise the Federal Aviation Administration that it violated federal law as it reviewed expansion plans for Lambert Field.Ortwerth said Monday he will complete his response to the FAA's draft environmental...
Pats' Owner Krafty Enough to Keep `Tuna'?
Bob Kraft is getting desperate. He is a pleasant, moon-faced man who owns the New England Patriots. The Patriots do not make money. They play in a sinkhole of a stadium in the middle of nowhere.The place, built in about 13 days at an approximate cost...
People
A few months back, Rolling Stone mag portrayed EDDIE VEDDER of PEARL JAM as "a tireless hustler." Now, the friends of Eddie are lashing back.In a letter to the editor, MICHAEL STIPE of R.E.M. calls the article "cat-box journalism at its lowest." And...
People, Plants, Animals Trying to Survive the Cold
WITH MORE snow on the way, people, animals and plants here are locked in a fight with the weather. Social workers are trying to protect the homeless and people who can't pay heating bills, and many are trying to protect their pets and plants.It's a continuous...
Private High Schools Could Face Major Eligibility Changes
Eligibility rules for student-athletes at Missouri's private high schools could undergo an extensive overhaul if recommendations by an advisory committee are approved by the state's schools this spring.The committee will announce its recommendations...
Rams Get OK to Interview Jaguars' Assistant Gilbride
The Rams have received permission to interview Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride for their head coaching job. But they'll have to wait their turn.Gilbride, 45, is scheduled to interview with the San Diego Chargers today at the...
Relative Riches Family Firms Often Do Well - Especially over the Long Haul
Stories about family businesses often cluster around greed, infighting and wayward siblings. But such pyrotechnics aren't the whole picture: Over the long term, large publicly held family companies substantially outperform their peers.From April 1976...
School Board Members: A Study in Public Service
Lynn Shipp took a day off from work last week as a labor and delivery supervisor at Barnes-Jewish Hospital so she could deal with her other job - an unpaid job.Shipp, 46, is president of the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School Board. Board members have...
Sculptures Designed to Be Used by People
WADE Sand & Gravel has three things Zach Coffin needs: Boulders, cranes and space to play with them.The Atlanta-born sculptor has been something of an artist-in-residence at the Birmingham limestone and dolemite quarry since he arrived in town two months...
Sewage Found in Mackinaw River
The Mackinaw River, considered one of the cleanest in Illinois, is being contaminated by raw sewage coming from shoddy "wildcat sewers," a new study says.The bacterial contamination ranged from just above recommended levels to 100 times higher, Illinois...
Short Order GM Looking at Faster Car Delivery
General Motors Corp.'s Chevrolet division is trying to cut delivery time to buyers of some truck models and make car shopping simpler, Chevrolet's top executive said Monday.Chevrolet is trying to emulate successful retailers and some high-volume used-car...
Snapping Point Homeless, Plants, Animals Trying to Survive the Cold
With more snow on the way, people, animals and plants here are locked in a fight with the weather. Social workers are trying to protect the homeless and people who can't pay heating bills, and many are trying to protect their pets and plants.It's a continuous...
Sports Shorts
Capriati's Comeback Is Stalled In AustraliaJennifer Capriati's comeback at the Australian Open turned into one more sad crash and a departure in tears reminiscent of her last trip Down Under four years ago.Amid whipping winds, wild shots and hundreds...
Spotlight
Kim Sitarski, a freshman at St. Charles High School, was selected by her school to attend Gov. Mel Carnahan's inauguration.Principal Jerry Cook said the school received an invitation for a freshman who is active in the school and community. He said Kim's...
State Denies Sidestepping the Court in Busing Plan
LAWYERS FOR THE St. Louis School Board, St. Louis County school districts and the NAACP contended Monday that the state is going around the federal judge overseeing the area's school desgregation program by asking a higher court to set a deadline on...
Support Groups
TodayAl-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 Elm Street, St. Charles.Joint Communications, for arthritis sufferers, will meet at 1 p.m. in Suite 117 of the Healthwise Center at Barnes-Jewish...
Teachers Can't Give in to the Machine
The fascination educators have with the Internet and other computer applications as new tools is well-founded. These are powerful, potentially wonderful additions to the educational landscape. However, unfortunately, as the "cyberspace culture" is now...
Teen Mother Tells Police How She Strangled Infant
A17-year-old mother told authorities she spent 20 to 30 minutes strangling her infant daughter with a shoelace because the underfed child wouldn't stop crying, police say.The baby, Sharie Roach, was 5 1/2 months old. Police found her dead Monday morning...
Teen Saves His Family in House Fire; Arson Suspected
Janice Hykes says the "steady hand" of her 15-year-old son helped save her, four other sons and their grandmother as they fled their burning north St. Louis County home about midnight Sunday.Monday afternoon, Hykes blamed her ex-boyfriend for the blaze,...
The Right Not to Publish
The First Amendment is getting a bad name from the comments of the editor of the supermarket tabloid that published crime-scene photos of the little girl recently murdered in Boulder, Colo.When asked to defend the front-page publication of the photos...
The Troubling Case of Paula Jones
Something about Paula Jones drives men nuts. Journalists have accused one another of withholding or censoring her story, a Newsweek senior editor now admits to elitism for calling her a "sleazy woman with big hair" and the president, as we all know,...
This Family's Furnace Is on the Blink
Dear Percy Ross: There are some days where you just got to do what you got to do. We are poor folks, but we have our pride. My writing to you goes against everything I've been taught, but I'm so desperate. I feel like the devil is driving me to drink....
Thrice Thrashed Lions Stumble into '97 Home Stand
Lindenwood College men's basketball coach Bill Goodwin has noticed a disturbing trend."Instead of getting better, we're getting worse," said a frustrated Goodwin after an 84-74 loss to visiting Missouri Valley Saturday at the Robert F. Hyland Performance...
Top Bowler Turns Broken Ankle into a Positive for His Game
A broken ankle might not seem like a way to improve your bowling, but it worked for Ron Krippelcz.Krippelcz, who will be honored next month at the Multiple Sclerosis Professional Sports Award Dinner as the area's top bowler, says his game has improved...
Toughened Skinner Leads Recovering Baylor at Mu
After capsizing to an 18-37 record the last two seasons, the Baylor University basketball team figured to regain an even keel in 1996-97.The Bears, after all, would have a full complement of 13 scholarship players for the first time since being spanked...
T-T-T-Tee off `Red Eye' Opens Winter Tourney Play
St. Andrews Golf Club played host to the Red Eye Open on Jan. 1. The event, the third in St. Andrews' winter tournament series, drew 64 men and women for the individual-play tournament.Competing in two flights, prizes were awarded for low gross and low...
Victory over S. Utah Puts More Miles on Spoonhour
Winning, no matter how it happens, puts the spring back in St. Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour's step and the twinkle back in his eyes."Great way to make a living, isn't it?" Spoonhour said after his team's 56-52 victory over Southern Utah on...
Vikings Dominate 8 Foes at Pattonville Tournament
Francis Howell wrestling coach Jud Hoffman knew his team was ready. He just didn't think they'd be THIS ready."We'd gone a long time between matches; our last competition was Dec. 21," when Howell won the Columbia Rock Bridge Tournament of Champions,...
West Bank Accord on Israeli Pullout May Be Signed Soon
After months of hard-fought negotiations and a final push from a U.S. envoy and the king of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians on Monday appeared ready to sign an accord to withdraw Israeli troops from West Bank rural areas by August 1998.The compromise...
West Rebounds to Undo Ladue
St. Charles West boys basketball coach Terry Hollander was more than a little concerned Saturday night."It's what I like to call a gut-check game," Hollander said of the Warriors appearance in the third-place game in the Fontbonne College/Coca-Cola Classic....
Winner, Loser in Shows about Human Condition
IN AN AMBITIOUS double bill, Orthwein Theatre Company and Orthwein Late Night have put together a pair of plays that explore nothing less than what it means to be human.They do this to varied effect. One play is terrific - funny, touching and enlightening.In...

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