St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 20, 1997

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2-Way Race for Arnold Mayor Set Experienced Challengers Represent Opposing Camps of Thought on City Council
In the race for mayor of Arnold, the largest city in Jefferson County, two men with experience on the City Council are vying to replace Mayor Marion Becker.Becker, who was elected in 1993, chose not to run for re-election.The race could prove to be contentious,...
A Devilish Idea for Super Sunday
WHAT DO men want?This isn't a philosophical question but a hint that the Super Bowl is on Sunday, and we know what that means.Food, and plenty of it. Food that can be downed without looking away from the television. Food that can be held in one hand,...
A Gephardt Supporter Pops Up in the Kennedy Family
I WAS THE FIRST to sign on to support Dick Gephardt as president in 2000," boasted Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., while he greeted guests late Saturday at a reception in his honor. . . . Then, his bubbly mom, Joan, ex-wife of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass.,...
A Heartland Story: Group Effort Saves Russian Boy's Life
It takes more than a village to save a child in desperate need of a brain operation. Sometimes it takes high school students, university teachers, skilled surgeons - even Muslim and Jewish groups.The child is Farhad Fatkullin, a teen-ager, 17, from Kazan,...
Air Standards Pose Threat to Economy, Ortwerth Says
Stricter federal clean-air standards could have a crippling effect on the economic prosperity of St. Charles County, County Executive Joe Ortwerth says.He fired off a letter last week to Carol Browner, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,...
Americorps Deserves Funding
Harris Wofford got about as much press ink for his recent mention as a possible labor secretary in President Bill Clinton's second administration as he did for his two years as head of AmeriCorps. And when AmeriCorps is mentioned at all by the media,...
An Apropos Prize for Bill Moyers He Says Genesis of His Career Was His Childhood
IN a way, Bill Moyers muses, the Texas drawls of his boyhood neighbors started him on the long journalistic journey that led to President Bill Clinton hanging a medal around his neck earlier this month.Moyers recalls how his television career of deep...
Andrew Carnegie: He Lived American Dream
PBS' "American Experience" spends two hours tonight telling the story of a Scot who achieved what many viewed as the American dream: the rise from poverty to power and vast fortune as a captain of industry.In 1900, when Andrew Carnegie sold his Carnegie...
Arafat Declares `Peace with All Israeli People'
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat flew into Hebron Sunday, his helicopter landing amid 20,000 jubilant Palestinians, and offered words of conciliation to Jewish settlers at the end of three decades of Israeli occupation.Arafat, who had not visited...
Arafat Declares `Peace with All Isreali People'
Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron Sunday for the first time in more than 30 years and joined 60,000 Palestinians in celebrating the hand-over of the last West Bank city to Palestinian control."With this Hebron deal, we have signed peace with all the Israeli...
Area Group Shares Grief of Loss with Cosby Family
Elizabeth Watkins wants the Cosby family to know she shares their grief. So does Georgia Dedmon and Edna Crawford.Members of a group called Families Advocating Safe Streets held a prayer vigil Sunday for Ennis Cosby, the slain son of entertainer Bill...
A Sampling of the Live Chat Available on the 'Net
Here is a sample of live chat services available to anyone with access to the Internet. The list does not include the subscription online services - Compuserv, America Online and Prodigy - each of which have some version of live chat available to subscribers...
At 41, `Grandma' Back in the Competitive Fast Lane Again
Peggy Clarke didn't get the glass slipper. It was more like patent leather.Clarke is a four-time member of the U.S. short track World Team. Her last hurrah was in 1979.Then she retired, married, had three daughters and began raising them in Webster Groves....
Avoid Probate While Protecting Assets
Q. I was recently widowed, and now I realize I should have a will and get things settled. I have my house and about $350,000 in savings and investments. My children say that I should just put their names on the accounts and that will avoid probate. Is...
Belleville Native Talks Telecommunications for Boeing
As a civil service executive at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville native Dennis Groh supervised some 90,000 telecommunications contracts worth more than $12 billion before leaving government in 1994 to join Boeing.Now Boeing is expanding in that field,...
Briefs
NATIONOKALAHOMAExplosions Hit Abortion Clinic Two bomb explosions rocked an abortion clinic in Tulsa on Sunday. Police Sgt. Wayne Allen said the two bombs exploded seconds apart outside the Reproductive Services of Tulsa clinic shortly after 3 p.m. No...
Briefs
NATIONOKALAHOMAExplosions Hit Abortion Clinic Two bomb explosions rocked an abortion clinic in Tulsa on Sunday. Police Sgt. Wayne Allen said the two bombs exploded seconds apart outside the Reproductive Services of Tulsa clinic shortly after 3 p.m. No...
Campus Update
MISSOURIAfter the Missouri Tigers lost for the sixth time in eight games on Saturday at Nebraska's Bob Devaney Center, coach Norm Stewart's mantra was: "Just had a poor ballgame.""That's all - just a bad ballgame," he said, repeatedly but with no particular...
Center's Plans to Tif Panel City Council Takes Action despite Some Objections
Ferguson City Council members will forward plans for a shopping center to the city's Tax Increment Financing commission, over the objections of some residents.DESCO Group is targeting an area north of the 10700 block of West Florissant Avenue and northeast...
Charter Proposal's Opponents Demand Equal Time on TV
Opponents of the St. Peters charter proposal have demanded equal time on Channel 7, to try to persuade voters to reject the document in a citywide election Feb. 4.They did this even though city attorneys have reviewed tapes of information being presented...
Christmas Gift: Player's Game Starts to Click
Kirk Hollander received a couple of unexpected presents at Christmas: his shooting touch and some added confidence."Early in the season, I was playing all right but nothing special," said Kirk, a 17-year-old senior basketball player at St. Charles West...
Clinton Warms Up for Inauguration 2nd Time around "I Hope . . . You Will Be Immensely Proud"
On the eve of his second inauguration, President Bill Clinton celebrated with excited supporters Sunday and mused, "maybe this will be better the second time around."Bundled against the icy cold, tens of thousands of visitors thronged the capital for...
Clinton Warms Up for Inauguration 2nd Time around `I Hope . . . You Will Be Immensely Proud'
On the eve of his second inauguration, President Bill Clinton celebrated with excited supporters Sunday and mused, "maybe this will be better the second time around."Bundled against the icy cold, tens of thousands of visitors thronged the capital for...
Cloaked Figure Comes Evermore Tradition Continues Unabated at Poe's Graveside in Baltimore
He came upon a morning frigid. Six-foot-five and walking rigid.Carrying on a ritual that has remained shrouded in mystery for 48 years, an unknown visitor placed a bottle of cognac and three red roses on the grave of poet Edgar Allan Poe at Westminster...
Colorblind Society Isn't Desirable
This month, marketing mavens and me-too politicians will bombard the nation with reminders that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., born Jan. 15, dreamed that race would one day be irrelevant and that all people would be judged by the content of their character...
Coming Home Belleville Heater Firm Brings Overseas Manufacturing Jobs Back to Area
Over the last three decades, hundred of thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs have disappeared or were exported overseas. But one local Illinois manufacturer has imported jobs - union jobs - back into the St. Louis region.Empire Comfort Systems Inc. is...
Cook Sizzles Past Calcavecchia, Wins Bob Hope Classic
John Cook, who almost gave up on his golf career a year ago, followed Saturday's 62 with a 63 Sunday to overtake Mark Calcavecchia and win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.The 62-63 by Cook tied a PGA Tour record for 36 holes that Cook already shared with...
Cosby Buries Son; Tips Flood Police Comedian Wants TV Show to Air
As Ennis Cosby was buried on his family's estate in Massachusetts, police were deluged Sunday with tips after releasing a sketch of a suspect in the slaying."We've received numerous calls since the composite was released," Officer Vincent Aguirre said...
Counties' Population Peaking, Expert Says but Growth Expected to Bring More Jobs
The number of new jobs in St. Charles County more than doubled in the last three years, prompting an increase of the population growth in Lincoln and Warren counties, planners and statisticians say."St. Charles is still growing from in-migration and...
Crank Up Slow Cooker for Half-Time Fare
GROWING UP with a father who adored football, I was weaned on the strange rituals of winter TV sports, especially when it came to Super Bowl Sunday.The essential ingredients always are these: a large TV set, a comfortable couch or chair, and a steady...
Different Directions Speedskating Meet Provides Varying Path for Two Racers
Nikki Ziegelmeyer-Shuman of Imperial and Tom O'Hare of South County are headed overseas.In different directions.Ziegelmeyer-Shuman, 21, placed fourth overall in the final day of the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Traveling Team Trials, which ended Sunday...
Don't Rush to Shut Down Regional
A combination of private and government-sector changes in health care is making the survival of Regional Medical Center all the more precarious. Private hospitals and managed-care companies are cutting into Regional's Medicaid patient base, while the...
Dr. King's Wise Words Still Ring True Today
Dear Readers: Today we celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a martyr of the civil rights movement and a great American who was shot to death in 1968 at age 39.His persistence in the face of violent opposition and his eloquent p...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 55-year-old man who has aortic stenosis. Each year, I have an echocardiogram. I feel healthy. My doctor says I will have to have the aortic valve replaced some day, and I am anxious about that hanging over my head. Isn't it risky...
During His Tenure as General Manager and Coach, Mike Keenan
During his tenure as general manager and coach, Mike Keenan spewed pseudo-intellectual, pyscho-babble, mumbo-jumbo in talking about the Blues.Keenan-speak included terms such as "intrinsic values," "specificity," "synchronicity," and "being respectful...
Elderly Get Help at Home Agency Workers Lend a Willing Hand, a Friendly Ear
Families struggling to help elderly relatives maintain their independence may face some complex problems.Living alone at age 85 or 90 often is complicated by health problems that impede the ability to care for oneself. Yet many elderly people don't want...
Empty Feeling High Fuel Use Foils Balloonist; Crew Is Puzzled
Steve Fossett's 8,000-mile balloon odyssey came to an end early this morning, at almost precisely the halfway point of his planned around-the-world flight.The millionaire adventurer's balloon, the Solo Spirit, was setting down about 12:30 a.m. St. Louis...
Ex-Employee Seeking Spot on School Board Payroll Director Ousted after Negative Audit Is Candidate
Sharon Kraus lost her job as payroll director at the Fox School District more than a year ago after a negative audit report left her to blame for bookkeeping problems. Now, she's trying to rejoin the district by running for the School Board.Kraus, of...
Fasting Olajuwon Boosts Rockets Past Bulls 102-66
A depleted Hakeem Olajuwon was still enough to lead the Houston Rockets over the Chicago Bulls.Olajuwon, who didn't drink liquids during the game because of his religious fast, had 32 points and 16 rebounds as the Houston Rockets finished with a 19-2...
Fasting Olajuwon Boosts Rockets Past Bulls 102-86
A depleted Hakeem Olajuwon was still enough to lead the Houston ockets over the Chicago Bulls.Olajuwon, who didn't drink liquids during the game because of his religious fast, had 32 points and 16 rebounds as the Houston Rockets finished with a 19-2...
Fat City
JUST HOURS after surgery on my spine, the neurosurgeon's nurse walked into the hospital room and announced, "I have some bad news."Before I could catch my breath, she added, "Your cholesterol is over the moon.""Runs in the family," my mother said calmly....
Foreign Nominees, Madonna Win Big at Golden Globes Tom Cruise, `X-Files' Honored
There was a touch of anglophilia in the Golden Globes awards for drama Sunday with winners "The English Patient" as best dramatic picture, England's Brenda Blethyn as top dramatic actress for "Secrets & Lies" and Australia's Geoffrey Rush for the drama...
Four Aldermen, Judge on Ballot Offered in April 3 Propositions Also Scheduled for Spring Election
Voters in St. Peters will elect four aldermen and a municipal judge in the April 1 election, and three propositions dealing with money also appear on the ballot.Incumbent Donald L. Kohl is the only candidate on the ballot for municipal judge. In Ward...
Gamble Much? Here's How to Handle Taxing Questions
The Internal Revenue Service can make life rough if you like to gamble. To help in your planning, here are some tips on ways to trim taxes and steer clear of trouble with the feds.At filing time, the IRS expects you to count as reportable income all...
Gambling Supporters Want End to Missouri's Loss Limit $500 Cap Lets Illinois, Kansas Make Inroads, They Say
Missouri gambling interests say they're taking a loss on the state's loss limits.This year they are expected to mount another campaign in the Missouri Legislature to remove the $500 cap on how much gamblers can lose during each two-hour pretend cruise...
Gillmor's Top 10 Ways to Save Apple Computer
Last week in this space, a dozen major players in the technology business offered their prescriptions for Apple Computer Inc. Then several hundred readers added their two cents (and more) to the debate, which we posted as "Free Advice" on our Web site...
GM Is Exhibit A: To Win, Rams Need New Course
Jim Mora is a good football coach. I'd venture to say he's better than we're giving him credit for. But we include this important proviso: Mora needs a strong general manager.The irrefutable evidence is right there in the Mora record.In the United States...
Growing Pains Clinton Has Learned to Be More Wary, Presidential as His Second Term Begins
JUST DAYS AFTER he took office in 1993, President Bill Clinton was urged by a supporter to have his official portrait painted immediately - before the job began to take its toll.Four years later, tempered by one of the most daunting jobs on Earth, C...
Harmon Campaigns at Church
Democratic mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon took his campaign to a north St. Louis church on Sunday, preaching about purpose and hope to its African-American congregation.Happiness won't be found in a new Lexus or an exotic vacation, Harmon said, but...
Having Kids Doesn't Suit Everyone's Lifestyle
Dear Readers: Since my column on childlessness appeared a few weeks ago, I've been inundated with letters from women who want to speak out on why they did or didn't want to have children. The responses were so frank and intriguing, I decided to devote...
Here's Why Some Money Gurus Are Better Than Others
Investment success is part science, part art and oodles of luck. If you've ever wondered why some money managers seem to have more luck than others, it's probably the way they approach the art and science of investing."Investment Gurus," a new book by...
Hockey Translates Well from Finland
Because of players such as Saku Koivu of the Montreal Canadiens and Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure of the Vancouver Canucks, Antti Eskelinen has thoughts of the National Hockey League dancing through his head.First, though, Antti must make it through...
In Quiet Offseason, Here Are Cards' 10 `Big' Changes
Unlike a year ago, it's been a relatively quiet offseason in the baseball offices at Busch Memorial Stadium."Last year, we felt we had to make changes," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has said. Those changes helped take the Cards from the second-worst...
Irwin Putts Past Morgan to Win Opening Seniors Event of '97
St. Louisan Hale Irwin wasn't kidding when he said he had a lot of long putts in the MasterCard Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.But he got the one he needed - a 28-footer at the 165-yard 17th hole - to win the Senior PGA Tour's first tournament of...
Israelis Developed Online Paging to Find Folks
ICQ - "I Seek You" - was founded by four Israelis who were tired of trying to find people on the World Wide Web.So they developed an online paging and answering service, along with a pretty good private chat. The founders, Yair Goldfinger, Arik Vardi,...
It Pays to Shop for Insurance
If you're hunting for ways to save money, you might want to haul out the old auto insurance policy, along with a phone book.Shopping your auto insurance can produce some nice savings.Consider this: A married 40-year old Wentzville woman with a clean...
James Who? Little-Remembered Orthwein Built Foundation for Patriots
Somewhere off the coast of Bimini, James Busch Orthwein must be smiling as he attempts to reel in a world-record bonefish.The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl. St. Louis has the Rams. And he never has to face a television camera or hear the...
Jerseyville Player Keeps Ball, and Team, Rolling
The Jerseyville High School girls basketball team was supposed to be just an average team this season. But somebody forgot to tell Katie Mortensen.Jerseyville is 12-3, while Mortensen averages nearly 22 points a game. More importantly, Mortensen is the...
Judge Praises Anti-Bias Program Affirmative Action Needed, He Says
Affirmative action is like an escalator, a mechanism for moving people up to the position they might have reached had they not been victims of discrimination, U.S. Appellate Judge Theodore McMillian said Sunday.McMillian, of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court...
Let's Not Forget the Good Done by the Congress (E.G., Sen. Bond) -
WITH ALL THE pomp surrounding today's inauguration and the partisan food fight over the House speaker's ethics, it's easy to forget that many members of Congress actually spend a good part of their time trying to pass laws that help people.Although politics...
Low Profile Player Racks Up Kudos
Brad Henderson is perhaps the least known starter on the DeSmet High basketball team. He admits that his points don't often come in bunches, his rebounding productivity doesn't have Spartans standout Matt Baniak looking over his shoulder and his sheer...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Maine Law May Set the Standard for Election Financing Missouri Expected to Follow Suit
A LAW PROVIDING FOR public financing of elections in Maine could become a model for passage in other states, says George Christie, director of the referendum campaign for the law."We have shattered the glass ceiling on what is viable for public financ...
Math and Writing Labs Help Freshmen Learn How to Learn
Freshmen at Cardinal Ritter College Prep are gaining greater study skills by making flashcards, changing their study surroundings, becoming more organized and managing their time more efficiently.These are some of the skills they are learning in math...
Math, Writing Labs Boost Study Skills Freshmen at Cardinal Ritter Prep Use Flashcards, Music, the Clock
Freshmen at Cardinal Ritter College Prep are gaining greater study skills by making flashcards, changing their study surroundings, becoming more organized and managing their time more efficiently.These are some of the skills they are learning in math...
Mexico Breaks Drought against Americans
The U.S. men's soccer team lost to Mexico for the first time since 1993, but coach Steve Sampson wasn't making excuses."The only disappointing thing to me is the way we played for 20 minutes in the second half. Some played exceptionally well and some...
Mizzou Falls off Beam to Lose Chance at Title
During the past week of practice, the University of Missouri gymnastics team had what captain Charise Schrupp called "a crisis on the beam."The grave problem: Too, too many Tigers were doing too, too well on the balance beam. The competition for the...
Mobility Impaired Get New Lease on Wheels
The world is opening up for wheelchair users, slow walkers or others who are mobility impaired.There are few limits to U.S. travel for those who use a wheelchair or crutches, due in part to recent legislation making public buildings, museums, restaurants...
Monday Memo
GETTING IT RIGHT: Thanks to an anonymous phone tip, we now know that the prodigious thank-you note writer, CHARLES DANIEL, founded FLUOR DANIEL, an international construction and engineering company, not Flour Daniel.You'd think that the Blanket Man...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Absolutely no truth to the rumor that former Cincinnati Moeller High coach GERRY FAUST (30-26-1 in five seasons at Notre Dame) has rejected an offer to be the Rams' next coach.The Rams are, however, said to be working on a fallback, backup plan to name...
NEW CONGRESSMAN: SETTLING IN, CASTING VOTES Series: THE FRESHMAN SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES
ONE CHILD IN each arm, John Shimkus shrugged off the morning chill along Pennsylvania Avenue and fought to remember whether he had ever visited the White House before."I think I did. I think I was here with some Bolivian soldiers when I was a cadet at...
New Mothers: Strength in Numbers Hospital Provides Forum for Nurturing Families through All the Beginnings
One hundred years ago, terse mothers might have counseled daughters caring for new babies to "just love 'em and feed 'em."While nature gives ample maternal instinct, modern women want all the nurturing possible for a good start.Barnes-Jewish St. Peters...
No. 11 Terps Nip No. 2 Wake Forest; Top-Ranked Ku Overcomes Uconn
Laron Profit made a 3-pointer at the buzzer and No. 11 Maryland withstood two second-half rallies by No. 2 Wake Forest to pull out a 54-51 victory Sunday, snapping the Demon Deacons' 25-game home winning streak.The loss by the Demon Deacons (13-1, 5-1...
No Holds Barred for Ortwerth
Known for his colorful language and his strong dislike for governmental bureaucracy, St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth held nothing back in his formal response last week to the Federal Aviation Administration's draft environmental impact statement...
Obituaries
William E. NelsonWilliam Ernest Nelson, 96, of Troy, died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 1996) at Countryview Nursing Facility in Bowling Green.Mr. Nelson was a retired carpenter. He served in the Navy in World War I. He was a member of the Troy congregation of...
On Norwegian Noodling and Strong-Armed Nuns
How many academics make a living by restating the obvious?The question came to mind recently when The New York Times devoted perhaps a third of a page to a study out of Norway. There, a researcher determined that some teachers, maybe 10 percent, bully...
Orchard Farm Seniors Bank on Experience
Chalk one up for experience.The Orchard Farm High Eagles, led by seniors Drew Bextermueller, Matt Dunkmann and Josh Keene, overcame a sluggish start to beat visiting Whitfield 60-46 in a Great Overland Trails Conference game Friday.The Eagles are 10-4...
Parents Urge Prudence with Land Sale Proceeds $1 Million `Buys Us a Little Time,' One Mother Says
Several parents in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District told the School Board that they want the district to be fiscally responsible with money recently acquired from a $1 million land sale.The city of Richmond Heights bought the three-acre...
P-D Names All-Metro Volleyball Small Stars
Breese Central girls volleyball coach Jim Cook was very appreciative of the supportive the community gave his Knights during their run to the Illinois Class A title.But sometimes it was hard to tell what meant more to the community: winning the state...
Peace and Love, Cats and Dogs
FOUR YEARS ago, when I was a more optimistic sort, I bought a cat to help my dog.It was a time when my generation believed all things were possible. One of our own was about to become president. Although I harbored a few misgivings about Bill Clinton...
People
BETTE MIDLER can be seen on the small screen in the HBO concert special "Diva Las Vegas" by anyone with cable TV - except her 10-year-old daughter, SOPHIE.The singer-actress maintains a strict TV ban at home, she says in the Jan. 25 TV Guide. "I won't...
Process of Searching for an Executive Takes Longer
It is taking longer than ever to complete an executive search despite an abundance of job openings and a plethora of candidates to fill them.Placing a senior-level executive today "takes between four and five months," said Gary Knisely, managing director...
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week in business."We've seen some pretty darn good numbers."- James Margard, chief equity strategist at Rainier Capital Management, after the Dow Jones industrial average rose 38.49 to a record 6765.37...
Republicans Suggest Reprisals for Gingrich Charges
House Republicans suggested Sunday that Democratic Reps. David Bonior of Michigan and Jim McDermott of Washington might face reprisals because of their roles in the investigation of Speaker Newt Gingrich.McDermott received a tape of Gingrich discussing...
Revolution of 1989, Part Two
Peaceful persistence has led protesters in Serbia to the threshhold of victory. Day after day, for two months, they have taken to the streets to demand that President Slobodan Milosevic honor the results of the local elections won by the opposition....
Right Partner Makes Venture the Right Choice
When Janden and Bill Richards decided to leave their corporate jobs for the challenge of their own business, they relied on an experienced partner to get them started.Their story is a lesson in the advantage of linking up with someone who knows a lot...
Sampras Survives Teen-Age Threat
Pete Sampras summoned all his survival instincts today in a five-set scorcher at the Australian Open to outlast a teen-ager he'd never met but is unlikely to forget.Dominik Hrbaty, a 19-year-old whose last name means "Hunchback" in Slovakian, drilled...
Scoring Record Sparks Praise
Mehlville High School prep star Melvin Williams is used to hearing "suggestions" from Panthers basketball coach Greg Fingerhut. But on top of the criticism, Fingerhut has also praised his 6-foot 3-inch phenom for such things as a terrific shot, a sharp...
Secretary of State Police Keep Eyes on the Road Vehicles, Registration Are Group's Bailiwick
There are city cops, sheriff deputies, U.S. marshals, FBI agents, state troopers, military police and security officers, to name a few.Just when you thought you'd heard of every type of law enforcement official, an Illinois Secretary of State Police...
Shoo-In Board Candidacy Is Balm to Some in District
When filing closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday and no one had filed to run against Dr. Wayna Joan Rumley for the board of directors in the Chesterfield Fire Protection District, many connected with district affairs were exultant.They said that Rumley's lack of...
Slayings in Rwanda Drive out Aid Crew; American Wounded
Aid workers packed up and left the northwestern town of Ruhengeri on Sunday after Hutu militants fatally shot three Spaniards and wounded an American.The four were shot in an attack Saturday night on three aid offices. They worked as medical volunteers...
Snowbound? Log on and Keep on Talkin'
As another cold wave swept across America last week, school closings and snow-day work schedules gave thousands an idle day.But if they were wired to the Internet, they didn't have to be isolated. All they needed to do was wake up the modem and click...
Some Great Snacks for Family Nights
IT'S FAMILY night. So gather 'round the VCR.Going to the movies at home can be more relaxing - and much less of an investment - than taking the family to a multiscreen theater, where popcorn, tickets and drinks all around can easily total $50.These homemade...
Some Irritating Behaviors to Ponder
HELLO??? What are you thinking!Unfortunately, that's the problem. Many people act without thinking. For example, we were busy opening Christmas gifts with our friends when another couple showed up. The couple had brought several gifts themselves. After...
Sports Shorts
Compiled by Michael Reilly Of the Post-Dispatch Staff All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez and the Texas Rangers reached agreement Sunday on the richest one-year contract ever in baseball, a $6.65 million deal that enabled the sides to avoid salary arbitration.Rodriguez,...
Spotlight
Kelly Beckemeier, a senior at Westminster Christian Academy, is in the spotlight because of her leadership skills and school spirit.Kelly is one of 15 seniors who serve as peer counselors for younger students. For her group of eight seventh-grade girls,...
Spotlight
Anna Madison, a sophomore at Normandy High School, is in this week's spotlight for her participation in a variety of school and church activities.Anna, 15, is active in the school's Bridge Club, Spanish Club, Future Homemakers of America and the Sophomore...
Spotlight
GENERAL MANAGERMarcia Scott of rural Bluford, Ill., has accepted the position of general manager of Tri-County Electric Cooperative.AWARD The following alumni have earned one of 50 Belleville Area College Generations of Success Awards. The recipients...
Stay Tuned Play Corporate War Games with Dilbert, Sing along with Lyle Lovett and Rub Elbows with Dave Barry - TV Is Exploring the Final Frontier
AS THE CENTURY draws to a close, two of its most precocious children - the Internet and television - are acting as if they want to get married.Here are the indications:Television networks are online, bringing with them their lingo, hosts, and programming....
Subdivision Gets OK to Join with Ellisville Council Approves Plan on 9-6 Vote, Offers Help
Wildwood has agreed to allow Ellisville to annex Kiefer Creek Farms and offered to help in the subdivision's transfer.In a 9-6 vote, the Wildwood City Council approved the subdivision's request to be annexed by Ellisville despite strong objections.The...
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