St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 29, 1997

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1967 Twister Wreaked Horror
Last weekend marked the 30th anniversary of a killer tornado that swept through the St. Louis area on the evening of Jan. 24, 1967. Two children were killed, and 217 people were injured in the storm. Today's St. Louis When is in response to a request...
3 Police Groups Back Harmon for Mayor He Outlines Crime Plan; Bosley Camp Responds
Democratic mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon picked up the backing of three police groups Tuesday and outlined his plan to combat crime.Harmon, the city's former police chief, said his plan would target neighborhood crime and youth violence. He was endorsed...
3 Police Groups Back Harmon He Outlines Crime Plan; Bosley Camp Responds
Democratic mayoral candidate Clarence Harmon picked up the backing of three police groups Tuesday and outlined his plan for combating crime.Harmon, the city's former police chief, said his plan would target neighborhood crime and youth violence. He was...
A Blunt, Tough Defender of Human Rights
If someone were to give a Dr. Seuss-type title to a story about Madeleine Albright at the United Nations, they might call it, "The Woman Who Talked Nasty at the U.N."When Cuban jet fighters shot down two unarmed civilian planes from Miami, Albright ridiculed...
After Courtship, Monsanto Seeks Rest of Calgene
In a surprise move Tuesday, Monsanto Co. offered to pay about $217 million for all shares of Calgene Inc. that it doesn't own.Monsanto owns 54.6 percent of Calgene, a Davis, Calif. company that develops bioengineered crops, including versatile canola,...
Animal Doctor
I recently had to put down my 17-year-old Airedale, and I swore I'd never get another dog - she was absolutely the best dog.But now I realize how much I want another dog, except I have certain criteria: I want one small enough to live in an apartment...
AOL Skews Offline, Putting Refugees in Camp of Its Rivals
America Online is once again "America On Hold" and nobody's happy about it.Since the nation's largest online network slashed prices to a $19.95 monthly flat rate in December, more than 500,000 new subscribers have signed on. New and existing users are...
April 1 Vote Could Hold Solutions to Waste-Water Neighborhood Districts Provide Sewer Option
For years, residents of the 19 houses along Eisenhower Drive outside St. Peters have had problems with their septic sewer systems and the drilled wells they rely on for drinking water.They are not alone.Surveys by Archer Engineers of St. Charles and...
A War of Words Man to Lead Chechnya Plans Talks with Russia
From the moment of his birth, Aslan Maskhadov's life was shaped by Moscow's stern rule over his homeland.Maskhadov, the military commander who emerged the winner Tuesday in Chechnya's presidential election, was born in exile in Kazakstan in 1951.Just...
A Year in Provence: Mixed Reviews
LIKE many college juniors I decided that as a middle class "Big Ten" student, spending the year in Europe was a rite of passage.Before leaving I made a promise to myself not to change while I was away. I felt self-conscious about the experience because...
Bad Timing or Time to Motivate? Gac Tourney Tests Mettle before Districts
From time to time, the coaches of the Gateway Athletic Conference have talked about changing the date of their tournament to spare wrestlers the inevitable physical abuse they suffer one week before districts.But without common available dates, it's...
Billikens Take on UAB - and the `Bartow Edge'
For some coaches, guys such as Roy Williams and Rick Pitino, practices are a matter of fine-tuning talent and making sure their teams keep an emotional edge for each succeeding opponent.And then there are coaches such as Charlie Spoonhour and Murry Bartow.Each...
Briefs
THE NATIONOKLAHOMA CITYFBI Agents In Bombing Case Lose Jobs Three senior FBI agents who evaluated evidence in the Oklahoma City bombing case have been removed from their jobs in the bureau's crime lab as a result of a Justice Department investigation,...
Briefs
SPRINGFIELDNew Law Will Streamline Adoptions In Abuse CaseGov. Jim Edgar signed a bill Tuesday helping foster parents who want to adopt abused and neglected children. The law streamlines the process of terminating the rights of biological parents in...
Briefs
SHELDON HALLGrant Adds $400,000 To Restoration ProjectThe Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., has given owners of the Sheldon Concert Hall & Ballroom a $400,000 challenge grant to help pay for expanding and renovating the historic building. Including the...
Briefs
SHELDON HALLGrant Adds $400,000 To Restoration ProjectThe Kresge Foundation of Troy, Mich., has given owners of the Sheldon Concert Hall & Ballroom a $400,000 challenge grant to help pay for expanding and renovating the historic building. Including the...
Briefs
SPRINGFIELDNew Law Will Streamline Adoptions In Abuse CaseGov. Jim Edgar signed a bill Tuesday helping foster parents who want to adopt abused and neglected children. The law streamlines the process of terminating the rights of biological parents in...
Brooks Offered Job on Falcons Staff
Former Rams coach Rich Brooks could pop up in the National Football Conference West again this fall. Brooks has been offered the defensive coordinator job for the Atlanta Falcons.Fired Dec. 22 after logging a 13-19 record in two seasons in St. Louis,...
Bulls Need Hot-and-Cold Kukoc to Turn Up Heat
He stands 6 feet 11, passes like a point guard, drives fluidly to the basket and buries opponents with his 3-point shooting."Toni Kukoc," Chicago Bulls teammate Steve Kerr says, "is practically unguardable."And yet, he's the source of frustration for...
Charter Debate Turns on City's Success
Those opposed to the home-rule charter proposal on the ballot Tuesday in St. Peters say the city has worked well in the past and they don't want the charter to change things.The same argument - in almost the same words - is made by those who favor the...
CIA Says It Now Bans the Practice of Torture Agency Disavowing Practices It Once Endorsed in the Early '80S
The CIA, after disclosing it taught some of its foreign agents how to use torture as recently as the early 1980s, said Tuesday it now banned the practice and was committed to protecting human rights.The agency on Monday made available a newly declassified...
City Likes Plan for Office Buildings at Arena Site Proposal Calls for Green Space, Pedestrian Overpass to Park
Suburban-style office buildings are likely to rise where the old Arena has stood empty since 1994.The city of St. Louis, which owns the 26-acre site, soon will choose from three developers to lead the Arena redevelopment. St. Louis developer Garrett...
City's Mayoral Candidates Coveting the Undecideds Bosley, Harmon Romance Central Corridor
Psychiatrist John Sweet is a hot commodity, as far as St. Louis' mayoral candidates are concerned.Sweet, 54, is an undecided voter who lives in the city's central corridor.The central corridor, home to about 15 percent of St. Louis' registered voters,...
Clinton Concedes Fund-Raising `Mistakes' but Nobody Can Buy Results, He Says
President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that "mistakes were made" during the drive to raise money for his re-election. But he said it was not his role to judge whether they were deliberate or accidental.Clinton did concede, however, that it was wrong for...
Cold and Ice Crumbling Many Roads
The mopping up to clear the area's streets and roads of the latest blast of ice and snow is expected to be completed today, officials say. What next? Potholes, naturally."It looks pretty bad out there, our inspectors tell us," Art Reel, maintenance supervisor...
Community Group Urges Steps to Save Regional
Members of a local community group met with the board at St. Louis Regional Medical Center Tuesday to demand that the health care facility remain open."I think (poor and uninsured) people don't trust private hospitals to take care of them," said Craig...
Cosby's Wife Brushes off Admission of `Rendezvous' She Asked Public to Focus on Their Son's Murder
Bill Cosby's wife brushed aside the possibility he fathered a child during a long-ago affair, saying Tuesday: "All old personal negative issues between Bill and me were resolved years ago. We are a united couple.""What occurred 23 years ago is not important...
Court Rejects Killer's Plea for Clemency Way Cleared for Execution Today
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Tuesday by death row inmate Eric A. Schneider, clearing the way for him to be executed by injection early today.Schneider, 35, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. today at the Potosi Correctional Center...
Cross-Checking around the Nhl
CENTRAL DIVISIONIs there a more brittle NHL player than Stars winger Greg Adams? He will miss another four to six weeks with back and neck problems. By the way, the Stars already have won more games than they did all last season and their offense (17...
Debate on Raises Shouldn't Stop Now
Now that the Missouri Legislature has moved admirably and swiftly to reject raises proposed by a compensation commission before Saturday's deadline, a less hurried, more substantive review of state salaries can begin. Because this pay package was the...
Democrat Bill Seeks to Eclipse Gop Move Amendment Protects Social Security Funds
Senate Democrats introduced a balanced budget amendment Tuesday that, unlike the Republican-backed version that will dominate the debate, removes the Social Security trust fund from budget calculations.The six Senate Democrats argued that the absence...
Ditka Welcomed to Saint' 'Hood for Iron Mike, the Song Remains the Same
'Da coach is back, still bigger than life.Mike Ditka was officially introduced Tuesday as the new coach of the New Orleans Saints. Judging from his comments during a packed news conference at the Saints facility, little will change in Iron Mike, the...
Divorcing Contracts from Cronyism
After a series of hearings, a special committee of the city's Board of Aldermen has concluded that the Bosley administration "was substantially in compliance" with the city's rules on awarding contracts.That's good news for the Bosley administration...
Drug Court Is Worthy Alternative
Senate Republican leaders have made enactment of their crime bill one of the top 10 priorities for this session of Congress. Among other things, the bill would allow the prosecution of juveniles 14 years or older for several offenses, including drug-trafficking....
Ebonics Debate Is a Side Issue
Ebonics is the story that won't go away, no matter how much I wish it would.To help black children learn standard English, the Oakland (Calif.) School Board adopted a resolution that called for teachers and students to be instructed in Ebonics, which...
Flea Bytes Computer Expo Comes to Town to Sell Discounted Products
Would you buy a computer at a flea market?Thousands of Chicagoans have, said Jay Robinson. He's managing partner of a company that for the last 12 years has held monthly "table top" sales of hardware, software and peripherals in a college gym in Glen...
For Lady Crusaders, It's Season's Greetings
There's something about January that seems to agree with the St. Dominic High girls basketball team.The Lady Crusaders won the Elsberry Tournament for the third consecutive year Saturday, beating Clopton 69-36 in the title game.St. Dominic (10-4) has...
From the Home Office of Alderman Roddy . .
HELLO, LETTERMAN! Alderman Joseph Roddy, 17th Ward, broke up a partisan crowd gathered at midtown's Premier Recording Studio Friday night for a $100-a-person campaign fund-raiser for Roddy. The usually somber Roddy offered a David Letterman-like "top...
Furniture Brands Posts Record Profit for 1996
Furniture Brands International, which rose out of the ashes of Interco, reported record operating results Tuesday for the fourth quarter and for 1996.The dramatic jump in sales and profits was largely attributable to the acquisition of Thomasville Furniture...
Gandy Earning Praise for His Improved Play
Precious seconds melt away as Illinois struggles to protect a one-point lead at Michigan State.As the Spartans turn up the defensive heat, Illini point guard Kiwane Garris drives into the lane, encounters resistance and dishes the ball back outside.On...
General American Changes Structure Policyholders Approve Possibility of Stock Sale
General American Life Insurance Co. could sell stock to the public under a plan approved Tuesday by its policyholders.General American is a mutual insurance company, meaning that it is owned by its policyholders.Under the new arrangement, the mutual...
GM Profit Drops 51% on Strikes
General Motors Corp. said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter profit declined 51 percent as strikes cut production and the automaker's U.S. market share shrank to its lowest level in at least two decades.GM said profit from continuing operations fell to...
Grandparents-to-Be Generous to a Fault
Dear Ann Landers: My wife is eight months' pregnant with our first child, and my in-laws are already driving us nuts.The baby isn't even born yet, and my wife's parents have given us a crib, highchair, car seat, playpen and dressing table. I haven't...
Guilty Plea by Boyfriend of Woman in Cosby Case He Admits Aiding Attempt to Extort $40 Million
The boyfriend of the woman charged with trying to extort $40 million from Bill Cosby by claiming she is his illegitimate daughter pleaded guilty in the case Tuesday and is cooperating with authorities, prosecutors said.Antonay Williams, 26, of Perry,...
Heavy Duty Miss Universe Hits the Gym in Her Quest to Shed Pounds
Miss Universe hit the gym Tuesday, trying to control her expanding dimensions before the Big Binge turns her career into a black hole.Since winning the crown in May, 20-year-old Alicia Machado of Venezuela has clearly added a little padding to her well-rounded...
Hebert Leaves Blues Cold Goalie Helps Ducks to 4-1 Win at Kiel
Freezing rain, sleet and snow held down attendance Monday at Kiel Center, but former Blues goalie Guy Hebert spoiled the night for the loyal Blues fans who braved the inclement weather.Hebert stopped 38 shots to lead the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to a 4-1...
Hematuria Is Worthy of Exhaustive Testing
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 69, a woman. Years ago, I had a bad fall down a flight of stairs of my daughter's house. At the emergency room, they found no broken bones, but they did find lots of blood in a urine sample. All other tests were normal. Now recently...
Home Court Woes Beating Lions; Road a Bit Better
Home sweet home, it's not.The Lindenwood College men's basketball team simply can't get it going at the new Robert F. Hyland Performance Arena this season. And coach Bill Goodwin is at a loss to explain it."On the road, we're intense and we're motivated,"...
Humor in Heroin Habit? Curtis Hall Finds Some
"GRIDLOCK'D"Rating: R, language, violence, female nudity, drug use. Running time: 1:37.WHATEVER humor there is to be found in kicking a heroin habit, writer/director Vondie Curtis Hall has uncovered it. "Gridlock'd" is as much a story about fighting...
Ignore Hype -- Wait before Buying Mmx
It never ends, does it? You fork over a couple of thousand dollars for a new personal computer, and you feel good about it. It's fast and powerful and works like a charm.Then a few months later you hear about new technology that makes newer PCs even...
Illinois Treasurer Topinka Touts Grafton Efforts at Flood Recovery
Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka said she is impressed with Grafton's plans to redevelop, after seeing some of that town's efforts to recover from the devastating Flood of 1993.In a quick stop Monday at the Grafton City Hall, Topinka asked...
In Line of Duty Highway Department Honors Lost Workers
JOAN WIEDA often consoled her husband, Bill Wieda, when one of his colleagues at the Missouri Department of Transportation died on the job.During the 31 years he worked there, 16 men died on the highways - many of them hit by cars as they fixed potholes,...
Inmate's Optimism Undimmed a Half a Day from Death
THE CLOCK WAS ticking early Tuesday afternoon, and Eric Adam Schneider was down to less than 12 hours. Another sweep of the little hand.With the end so near, some guys might get nostalgic, or maybe remorseful, but Schneider was neither. Instead, he seemed...
In Rare Upset of Ranked Foe, Baylor Tops No. 23 Texas
Damond Mannon's 3-pointer with 21 seconds to play snapped the game's final tie and helped lift Baylor over No. 23 Texas 76-72 Tuesday night in Waco, Texas.The win was the first for Baylor (13-7, 2-6 Big 12) against a ranked opponent since the Bears upset...
Key Strategist on Term Limits Works in Wings
John Thompson, a southwest Missouri political and media consultant who has helped candidates such as Roy Blunt and Mel Hancock win seats in Congress, likes to send people to Washington.Just not for long.Thompson, 40, has for five years been one of the...
Ladue Tunes Up with 74-67 Win over Troy
The Troy Trojans marched into Ladue's gymnasium Tuesday night brimming with confidence in preparation for a nonconference high school basketball game.Troy was 15-2 and ranked 12th in the Post-Dispatch's poll of area large schools.But Ladue has games...
Lady Lions Drop Pair in League Play
The Lindenwood College women's basketball team took a step backward last week.The Lady Lions fell to 6-10 overall and 4-5 in their first season of Heart of America Athletic Conference play, losing 67-54 to visiting Benedictine (Kan.) Thursday and 79-70...
Lawmakers Turn Down Pay Hike Salary Panel Chief Says Legislature Took `the Easy Political Route Out'
The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to reject pay raises for Missouri's legislators, judges and the lieutenant governor.On a vote of 129-15, House members adopted a resolution throwing out the plan. The action snuffs out the red-hot issue because...
`Lifelong' Molester Gets 20-Year Term Jerseyville Man Sentenced for 3rd Offense
A Jerseyville man whom a prosecutor called "a lifelong child molester" drew a 20-year prison sentence Tuesday for his third offense, despite his protests that he was innocent this time.William C. Cummings Jr., 46, must serve at least 17 years of the...
Lofty: As Berggren Steadies Perch, Illini Fly to Top 25
Only a short time ago, Ashley Berggren never would have considered exposing her dream - to be a member of the U.S. women's basketball team - to anyone's ears or scrutiny.But that was before her coach, Theresa Grentz, told her to get a little cocky on...
Man Executed in Slaying of Two Teachers Killer Was Ringleader in '85 Attack
Eric A. Schneider was executed by injection early today for murdering two St. Louis school teachers in a robbery at their luxurious Jefferson County home in 1985.Schneider, 35, coughed as he lay on a gurney at the Potosi Correctional Center as the first...
Man Pleads Guilty of Killing Man in Marijuana Business
A prison sentence between 20 and 40 years awaits a man from Madison County who admitted Tuesday that he, his brother and a teen-aged girl were involved in the murder last year of a man who ran a secret marijuana business in Highland.Joseph M. Runge Jr.,...
Mayoral Candidates Covet the Undecideds Mayoral Candidates Romance Central Corridor
Psychiatrist John Sweet is a hot commodity, as far as St. Louis' mayoral candidates are concerned.Sweet, 54, is an undecided voter who lives in the city's central corridor.The central corridor, home to about 15 percent of St. Louis' registered voters,...
`Member of Wedding': Just Read the Book
USA cable (the classy USA, not its evil twin, the sleaze factory) takes on a literary classic tonight, with limited success.Carson McCullers' 1948 novel "The Member of the Wedding" is an unforgettable read that went on to become a Broadway hit and a...
Missouri Leaves Home, Forgets How to Shoot
Missouri's search for a road win continues, and the Tigers will return home looking for their shooting touch, too.The Tigers shot a frosty 33 percent Tuesday night, losing to Texas A&M 61-57 before a crowd of 2,945 at G. Rollie White Coliseum.Missouri...
Morning Briefing
Ford Won't Accept Non-union SeatsWorkers striking two Johnson Controls Inc. seat assembly plants Tuesday scored a major victory when Ford Motor Co. said it would refuse to accept non-union-made seats until the dispute is resolved."We had a huge, huge...
Morning Briefing Eye Openersr
If I'm JAMES BROWN, the next time I'm hired to do the Super Bowl halftime gig, I'd get it in the contract that ANDRE RISON, ANTONIO FREEMAN and DESMOND HOWARD can't upstage my act.Question: What will it take for the AFC to win a Super Bowl? Answer: The...
`Mother Tillman' Called Inspirational
Mable Tillman had many valleys in life - loneliness, sickness - the Rev. Joel Davis said Tuesday in remarks prepared for his eulogy on the oldest, founding member of Grace Baptist Church.Despite her valleys, "Mother Tillman" never complained, he said....
Msd Proposal Sidesteps Public Agency Seeks Ways to Raise Fees
The consultant to a special committee studying privatization of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has delivered a draft report that leans toward leasing MSD assets to a nonprofit agency.The nonprofit agency probably would be able to raise sewer...
My Child, My Job Sick Children Put Working Parents on the Spot
A WORD OF ADVICE to working parents: Be nice to your in-laws and stay-at-home neighbors.That's because, when the kids catch the latest flu bug and you've got a meeting or deadline you can't miss, there are very few, if any, other people you can count...
Numbers Game: Belfour Wanted Roy Figures on Check
The Sharks took a quantum leap in faith by acquiring Ed Belfour.Is this guy still an elite goaltender? Many National Hockey League general managers are skeptical. Belfour, 31, is an awkward goaltender who flourished through the 1990s behind Chicago's...
Obituaries
John F. WoolfolkJohn Francis Woolfolk, 86, of Troy, died Sunday (Jan. 26, 1997) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. Woolfolk was a retired manager at a lingerie company in Troy. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. today...
Old Midwest, Northeast Cities Top List of Segregated Areas
Older cities in the Northeast and Midwest are now the nation's most racially segregated, according to the author of a study on housing patterns.Reynolds Farley of the University of Michigan studied housing patterns - where whites live, where blacks live...
'Open Season' on Mizzou's Sutherland? Opposing Coaches Criticize and Covet Aggressive Tiger
To University of Missouri coach Norm Stewart, flintnosed, pinballing senior guard Jason Sutherland is the victim of a witch hunt."I am really upset and very concerned that we can declare open season on a player . . ." Stewart said during Monday's Big...
Packers Show How Hometown Ownership Can Pay Off
The fan-owned Green Bay Packers, born as a sandlot team in 1919, spirit and soul of their hometown, win the Super Bowl, and a nation talks admiringly of unparalleled town-team loyalty.The owners of baseball's Minnesota Twins suddenly make their state...
Panel Urges Changes in Gauging Risk of Pollution Commission Says Assessments Should Focus on Real-World Health Dangers
The government's regulation of health and environmental hazards should be overhauled to gauge relative risks better and to give the widest public protection, a federal commission said Tuesday.The findings were generally praised by industry and environmentalists,...
People
Why Harvard is worth the steep tuition: Next month, students get to see, close up and in person, JULIA ROBERTS and MEL GIBSON. The two have been chosen woman and man of the year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding theater club.Department of media misunderstandings:No,...
Plan for One-Way Service Road along I-70 Urged for Traffic, but Businesses Skeptical
Consultants have told the Missouri Department of Transportation that a one-way service road along Interstate 70 from St. Charles to Wentzville would have the greatest effect on traffic along the corridor.But the recommendation may get less than rave...
Plan to Adapt Plutonium Hits Snag
A proposal to use tons of weapons-grade plutonium for fuel in civilian reactors could create a new problem, according to two Energy Department scientists.The scientists, at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, cautioned in a report that the military plutonium...
Police/courts
The following were reported to police departments in the region or involved action an area court:VIOLENT DEATHSBrooklyn: A Venice man shot to death in a car in Brooklyn has been identified as Michael Gregory, 22. PHe was a suspect in a gang-related killing...
Q-Trap Has Fuhr Working Less, but Casey's Not Working More
Goalies by tradition are a special breed among hockey players.So maybe it's only natural that to Blues goalie Grant Fuhr, less is not more."This is the least busiest I've ever been," said Fuhr, who has been with five teams in his 16th National Hockey...
Record Number of Athletes on Honor Roll
A record 226 student-athletes have been named to the 1996 fall Athletic Academic Honor Roll at Lindenwood College. According to Dan Kratzer, the school's athletic director/football coach, the number is up by 75 students from last year.The list includes...
Reporter Ordered to Disclose Source Ex-Belleville Police Chief Wins Ruling
A judge has ordered a reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat to disclose whether the mayor or a police commissioner in Belleville was the secret source for a story naming a former police chief, Robert Hurst, as a suspect in a rape case.The ruling...
Reporting by ABC Was Dishonest
I vacation in North Carolina and shop there at a Food Lion store - though I did so the first time with grave doubts. I had seen the famous "Prime Time Live" segment about Food Lion's purported unsanitary food handling and accordingly eyed each employee...
Richard Jewell Settles with Cnn, Then Sues Atlanta Newspaper
Richard Jewell sued The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the college where he once worked as a security guard on Tuesday, accusing them of libeling him in stories linking him to the Olympic bombing.Jewell's lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, was...
Road Warriors Ice, 4-Wheel Drive Can Be Risky Combination
Automotive experts agree this week's snow and ice prove one thing - some owners of four-wheel-drive vehicles are ignorant of the risk they pose to themselves and others.Some motorists with four-wheel-drive vehicles tailgated as the ice fell Monday, their...
Sack It, Pack How Would Lombardi Look Doing Funky Mojo Robot?
And so another Super Bowl has passed, another provocative "This is what it's all about" from John Madden, another pound of peel-and-eat shrimp, another tacky halftime show, another round of new commercials, another day, another "Lil' Penny" earned.This...
School Desegregation Opponent Cites Catholic Study
An aide to St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has cited a study on Catholic schools here as proof that the area's desegregation program doesn't work.The study, made public Monday, found that city neighborhoods revolved around their parish schools, preventing...
School District Explains Budget Shortfall Officials Respond to Parents' Questions
The Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District ran up a $1.5 million shortfall last year because of incorrect projections of revenues and spending, school officials said Tuesday night."We always asked if there was money to cover our expenditures, and...
Sports Shorts
Illini Defensive End Dismissed From TeamStarting defensive end Cyron Brown has been dismissed from the Illinois football squad for violating team rules, new coach Ron Turner said Tuesday.Details of the violation were not disclosed in the school's news...
Sports Shorts
Illini Defensive End Dismissed From TeamStarting defensive end Cyron Brown has been dismissed from the Illinois football squad for violating team rules, new coach Ron Turner said Tuesday.Details of the violation were not disclosed in the school's news...
Star Guard Was Steal at Stanford Knight Has Cardinal Ranked 15th at 13-3
Only two colleges recruited Brevin Knight out of Seton Hall Prep in South Orange, N.J., and he did not even know where one of the campuses was.He stood 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed a skimpy 140 pounds. Still, Knight was crushed when he was not recruited...
Street Crews Eager to Fulfill All Those Pothole Expectations
As sure as April showers bring May flowers, the sprinkling of salt and calcium chloride on the streets in January makes potholes bloom.Street Department superintendents for St. Charles County, St. Charles and Wentzville say they do a good job of keeping...
Support Groups
TodayHonesty Inc., a support group of Alcoholics Anonymous, will meet at 10 a.m. in the rectory basement of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles.Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club,...
Term Limits Campaign Muscles Up Ashcroft Leads New Push for Change
Proponents of term limits began a triple offensive Tuesday - fueled by a strong belief that their cause is just but also by some frustration over the pace of action.The moves marked the start of a campaign that supporters hope will enable them to make...
Theatrical Finale Sends 5-Month Simpson Case to Jury
O.J. Simpson's fate was placed in the hands of a jury Tuesday after a final theatrical flourish from the plaintiffs' attorney.The panel deliberated two hours before quitting for the night.The jurors must decide whether Simpson should be held responsible...
The Case for Banning Land Mines
Britain's Princess Diana stepped on a political land mine, so to speak, during her visit to war-torn Angola. There, she called for a worldwide ban on land mines, citing the plight of children killed or maimed by them in Angola and elsewhere.Diana has...
The Historic Foundations of Marriage
No civilization has ever called the homosexual relationship a marriage because, indeed, it is not marriage. Although customs have differed, all cultures and major religions throughout the ages have defined and honored marriage as the permanent union...
The Real Jerry Maguire? Agent Leigh Steinberg Says Everything That Happened in the Movie `Happened to Someone I Know'
LEIGH STEINBERG is "Jerry Maguire." Maybe not with the Tom Cruise teeth and simian hairline, getting all weepy with young widows and cutesy kids, but all the movie's scenes about the professional sports business are true. Steinberg the superagent will...
To Bus or Not to Bus, That Is the Question
Dear Miss Manners: I believe it is most appropriate to bus our table after we eat in a fast-food restaurant. My husband contends it is not necessary.As I scurry to discard cups, wrappers, etc., for both of us, he usually announces, "They pay people to...