St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 9, 1993

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17 Cities Give Voters Sales Tax Hike Issue
Proposals to increase sales taxes by one-fourth of a cent are on special election ballots Nov. 2 in 17 municipalities in St. Louis County.Officials in these cities want to ease some of the pain of a new countywide sales tax distribution system. The cities...
2 Districts Seek Waiver of Property Tax Rollback
The Grandview and Sunrise school districts in Jefferson County have joined the parade of school districts that want voters to raise taxes so they get more state aid.Grandview wants voters on Nov. 2 to approve a proposal that would increase the property...
A Barn of Stilts? Farmers Unamused FEMA Urged to Relax Rules on Rebuilding
If officials follow the law, some Midwestern farmers would have to rebuild barns destroyed by the Flood of '93 by putting them on stilts or earthen mounds 15 feet or higher.Could a farmer use a building that high?Not possible, says Steve Lauer, director...
Abstinence Makes Heart Grow Fonder
Dear Percy Ross: I read that you would like to be able to say "no sex" instead of safe sex. Well, I'm the director of a care center where we deal with crisis pregnancy situations. We also counsel on chastity or abstinence.I'm always amazed when we mention...
A Chance to Help Metrolink
When the General Assembly meets in special session next week, St. Louis area lawmakers ought to rally to the support of MetroLink, the region's surprisingly popular new light-rail system. Though the system is far busier than anyone expected - ridership...
A Classic Ford: Modeling Still Suits Agency's Boss to a `T'
`RETIREMENT? I don't even know where that came from," Eileen Ford says, setting the record straight on her immediate future.Although Ford Models recently promoted three partners, including Ford's daughter, Katie, as co-presidents, the agency's matriarch...
A Fear of PLO Terror Havens and War
A seductive promise of a quick and easy peace is a potent anesthetic to dull the senses of an embattled people. All Israelis yearn for peace. Most would support the Camp David arrangement in which Israel controls the strategic area of the West Bank while...
After Major Trade with Sonics, Gill-Less Hornets Breathe Easier
The turmoil began even before Kendall Gill played his first game with the Charlotte Hornets.Charlotte selected the Illinois guard in the first round of the 1990 National Basketball Association draft.A tense contract negotiation disintegrated into a juvenile...
Airport Panel Approves Twa Bailout Deal
The $70 million bailout deal between St. Louis and Trans World Airline has received the first of three governmental blessings it needs.On Wednesday, the St. Louis Airport Commission unanimously approved the agreement designed to save the struggling airline.The...
Al Approves Switch to 3-Division Format
Baseball's proposal to switch to a three-division format won American League support Wednesday after Cleveland and Detroit agreed to shift divisions. But the National League's position remained unclear.AL President Bobby Brown said Cleveland agreed to...
An `Old Bachelor' Replaces Old Maid in New Card Game
Remember the Old Maid, the long-nosed and less-than-lovely lady on the card you didn't want to get stuck with?Two women have discarded the Old Maid and replaced her with the Old Bachelor. He combs his hair over his bald spot, keeps his mother's picture...
Arafat, Rabin Place Bets in Risky Game
Israel's new deal with its archenemy, the Palestine Liberation Organization, confirms the Middle East's reputation for surprises. But is it a real breakthrough? If so, why now? And what next?The answer to the first question is yes. It is a real breakthrough,...
A (Shallow) Vision of Another Time
"CALENDAR GIRL "Rating: PG-13, nudity. Running time: 1:35.</P><P>WHERE WERE YOU in '62? That was the question asked a few years ago by the movie "American Graffiti."</P><P>Only you know that answer, but we all know that the...
Auto Credit Cards Exceed Expectations
General Motors and Ford report that rebate programs tied to their new credit cards are much more popular than expected.In the year since it launched the GM MasterCard, the world's largest automaker says it has honored 55,000 credit card rebates - ranging...
A Worthwhile Attempt
Reinvent government? That's what President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore pledged to accomplish with the release Wednesday of Mr. Gore's 168-page report promising to make government work better and cost less.The attempt is an ambitious one,...
Bad Boy Brad Pitt Scores Another Hit
"KALIFORNIA" Rating: R, violence, language, sexual situations. Running time: 1:57.</P><P>MAKE WAY for another psychopathic killer - and Brad Pitt, rapidly becoming one of the best actors around, is even more frightening in "Kalifornia"...
Bands, Businesses Arts and Awards at Progress '93
Business and pleasure will merge for a day in St. Peters as the Chamber of Commerce and the city hold the annual Progress '93 expo this weekend.Area businesses, graphic and performing artists, and community service agencies and clubs will showcase their...
Bears Are Volleying with the Big Time
Move over, Southern Cal and UCLA.Washington University's women's team is about to displace the California schools - and everyone else - on the NCAA's lists of longest volleyball winning streaks.Coach Teri Clemens' Bears have won 51 consecutive matches...
Bill Clinton Finally Gears Up on NAFTA
Can anything that Ross Perot, Jesse Jackson, Jerry Brown, labor and Pat Buchanan oppose be all bad? Welcome to the politics of the North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA.Opposition to the pact has been building all summer. How did Clinton get into...
Bill Moyers and the Art of Healing
ALL IT TAKES is one serious illness in your family to realize that medicine is becoming a technological nightmare in which a patient is regarded as nothing more than a collection of parts. In charge of each part is a physician, who is referred to as...
Blue Jays Blow Another against A's
The Toronto Blue Jays squandered a late-inning lead to Oakland for the second consecutive night, dropping a 2-1 decision Wednesday.Brent Gates had a two-out, two-run single in the ninth against ace reliever Duane Ward as Toronto again failed to add to...
Board Approves 8 Cents Rate Hike
Taxpayers in the Parkway School District will see a rate increase of 8 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation on this year's property tax bills.The School Board reluctantly approved the increase recently, bringing the rate to $3.43.The increase was...
Board Members Give Taxpayers the Kindest Cut
Property owners in the Hancock Place School District will get pleasant news when they receive their tax bills. The School Board has lowered the rate by 78.5 cents for each $100 of assessed valuation.The word will not be so good for taxpayers in some...
Booting Up: Folks Are Kicking Up Their Heels over Footwear
REMEMBER WHEN "Your mother wears combat boots!" was considered an insult, resulting in a left hook, or at least a dirty look, to the person so bold as to utter the taunt?Well, this fall if someone tells you your mother wears combat boots, you can just...
Bottomley Put Sunlight into RBI Stat
"Sunny Jim" Bottomley made headlines in St. Louis with his 12-RBI game on Sept. 16, 1924. The Post-Dispatch gave the story all-capital-letters treatment:JIM BOTTOMLEYSMASHES BATTING RECORDOF 32 YEARS' STANDINGIn the St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Bottomley's...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS McDONNELL DOUGLAS U.S. To Help Finance Saudi Airline Order</P><P>McDonnell Douglas Corp. said the U.S. Export-Import Bank has agreed to provide up to $4.8 billion in financing if Saudi Arabia's national airline buys new jets...
Briefs
ILLINOIS EDWARDSVILLE Four Finalists Expected From SIUE Panel</P><P>A committee screening candidates for president of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville will recommend four finalists this week to university Chancellor James...
Cable, Local TV Make Deals
Cable-television operators and local stations are optimistic that they can work out their differences so that area viewers won't have to miss their favorite TV shows.The cable-TV law Congress approved last year gave local commercial stations the option...
Call to Enlarge Aids Sample in Research Produces Concern
The changing demographics of AIDS is leading scientists in the field to call for broader sampling of those infected by the virus in their research.The irony is that in striving for more inclusive clinical trials the scientists may find it difficult to...
Cardinals Lose Long-Ball Battle with Reds 6-2
The Cincinnati Reds kept Mark Whiten in the park Wednesday night. But Allen Watson couldn't hold Joe Oliver as the Reds turned the home run tables on the Cardinals.Oliver hit two homers, good for four runs, and Gary Varsho hit one as the Reds won the...
Chang Crumbles; Sampras Rolls into Semifinals
For two glorious sets, Pete Sampras and Michael Chang put on a show that deserved to be in the final of the U.S. Open. And for many fans at this topsy-turvy tennis tournament, this was the final - four days early.They played with power and touch, speed...
Chang Crumbles; Sampras Rolls into Semifinals after 8 1/2-Hour Delay, Zvereva Defaults Match in 8 Minutes
Michael Chang and Pete Sampras had to wait for dry weather before they could play their fourth-round singles match Wednesday at the U.S. Open. The rains finally stopped. After two sets, so did Chang.Sampras and Chang split the first two sets, each winning...
Claiborne's Conscience in Women's Work
LIZ CLAIBORNE BELIEVES that black and blue look terrible on the American woman. Yet the founder of one of America's top fashion empires knows that far too many females - including her own customers - wear the colors.Too often it's a fashion statement...
Clinton Refuses Air Strike Plea
President Bill Clinton rebuffed a request Wednesday by the Muslim government of Bosnia to set a deadline for U.S. air strikes unless Bosnian Serbs lift the siege of Sarajevo.But Clinton, meeting with Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic, promised to send...
Coming Attractions
The following videocassettes are scheduled for national release next week. Local release dates and prices may vary. Drama "Fire in the Sky": (Paramount, priced for rental, rated PG-13) 1993. Directed by Robert Lieberman. Starring James Garner, Robert...
Congress Oks Service for Tuition $1.5 Billion to Pay for Program
The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to a $1.5 billion compromise version of President Bill Clinton's plan for students to earn college money in exchange for national service.The 57-40 vote, mostly along party lines, gave Clinton the first new program...
Corps Plans to Plug Levee at West Alton by Dec. 15
The Army Corps of Engineers expects to make interim repairs to a primary levee in northeastern St. Charles County within the next three months, says Brian Kleber, a corps project manager."Without knowing the total scope of the damage," Kleber said, "we...
Council Balks at County's Housing Plan
The St. Charles City Council wants a greater voice in developing housing solutions for flood survivors before endorsing a proposal to set up a temporary mobile-home site along Highway 94.Council members decided Tuesday night not to act on a resolution...
Countdown: 30 Names on Mizzou Ad List
Thirty names and counting. That's the latest candidate report from the committee searching for a successor to University of Missouri athletic director Dan Devine."We're not going to shut it off while there's still a letter in the mail," said Devine,...
Court Fight Hinders County Recycling Plan Surcharge Suits Leave $1.93 Million Unspent
A court fight is stalling a recycling education and incentive program that St. Louis County voters approved almost two years ago.Believing the case could drag on another two years, the county is holding off spending most of the $1.93 million it has...
Dalai Lama Views Brain Project Spiritual Leader Shares Information with Western Neuroscientists
The Dalai Lama went to the Washington University Medical Center on Wednesday to learn about some of the nation's leading brain research projects and surgical techniques.A longtime student of the nature of the brain and consciousness, he engaged researchers...
Daughter Lauds Mom with Rhyme, Reason after Sandbag Effort
Betty Kempf, 69, of Defiance, is more than a smidgen embarrassed by all the fuss over the few hours she spent sandbagging to help save her town from recent flooding.She said her efforts pale in comparison to the heroics of her neighbors.But to Kempf's...
Daughter's Poem Lauds Mom with Rhyme, Reason Sandbagger, 69, Gets National Attention, Town's Cheers
Betty Kempf, 69, of Defiance is more than a smidgen embarrassed by all the fuss over the few hours she spent sandbagging to help save her town from recent flooding.She said her efforts paled in comparison to the heroics of her neighbors.But to Kempf's...
Democrats Help Gop Muscle through Vote on House Secrecy
Insurgent members of Congress won an unexpected victory Wednesday in their efforts to change an obscure rule that allows lawmakers to claim they support measures they actually oppose.With a major assist from former presidential candidate Ross Perot,...
Dispelling Myths of Genital Herpes
Dear Ann Landers: Thank you for printing the letter from "Trouble in Toledo," whose husband of 26 years is experiencing an outbreak of genital herpes. She wanted to know if it was possible for her husband to have contracted herpes without having had...
`Dome' Author Talks about Book Reaction
The co-author of a controversial book about Notre Dame football said Wednesday that he has received harsh criticism as well as support for his efforts.The book, which questions the coaching style of Lou Holtz and maintains that the school has retreated...
Duckett Retains Ties to Siue
AT AGE 30, Alfred C. Duckett Jr. ranks among the most ambitious young men in classical music. He's also a gifted performer, as those who've had a chance to hear any of the symphonic and operatic concerts he conducted in the past three years at Southern...
Empowered: Utility Making Grants for Unusual Class Projects
Illinois Power Co. is making $100 grants to 53 Metro East area schools for unusual classroom projects during the school year.The projects were chosen from nearly 300 applications for the grants, said Jill Dufner, an Illinois Power district manager...
Fast Food Hits Students' Trays as Nutritionists Cringe, Restaurants Revel in Market
STUDENTS AS WELL as their parents are lining up in droves for lunch at Morton High School.It's not "mystery meat" and vegetables they're after, but tacos a la Taco Bell, one of a growing number of fast-food restaurants opening up in school cafeterias....
Faulty Surgery Gets Her Nose out of Joint
Dear Abby: Thank you for advising the mother of that 15-year-old girl who inherited her father's prominent nose to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. I learned that the hard way.The general public is not aware (as I wasn't) that nose jobs, face-lifts,...
For Rites of Spring, Plan and Plant Now
THIS SUMMER hasn't made for happy campers, or happy gardeners either. Preoccupied as we've all been with flood and heat, with washout and burnout, it's hard to realize that at last it's time to "think spring."Yes, spring, that beautiful time of the year...
`Forward Together' a Blast from Past
In his story of "The Purloined Letter," Edgar Allan Poe showed that the best place to hide anything is to leave it in plain view. In the same way, President Bill Clinton conceals his strategy from probing pundits by laying it out for all to hear on his...
Fresh Approach Fruit, Vegetables Doubled in School Lunches
The government, like many a frustrated parent, is trying to get youngsters to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.So, the government said Wednesday it would double the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables in the school lunch program, which has been denounced...
Furniture Donated to Flood Victims Assembled at Gm's Assembly Plant
Tons of new and used furniture are being stored at the General Motors car-assembly center in Wentzville awaiting distribution by the Salvation Army to flood victims.In contrast to the gleaming Buick Park Avenues rolling off the assembly line, yellow...
German Tourist Killed in Miami despite Precautions, `Everything Wasn't Enough,' Authorities Say
Uwe-Wilhelm Rakebrand had just arrived from Germany for a vacation with his wife. While he filled out his car rental contract early Wednesday, a videotape playing every five minutes in the background gave tourists tips about avoiding street crime.Don't...
German Tourist Killed in Miami Man Charged with Murder; Police Believe Girlfriend Pulled Trigger
Police arrested a man late Wednesday and charged him with the murder of a German tourist who was shot to death while driving on a Miami expressway with his pregnant wife by his side.A second would-be robber, a woman believed to have pulled the trigger,...
Girl Kept Cool in Heat of the Moment 4-Year-Old Honored for Summoning Help for Unconscious Mom
A young Kirkwood resident kept her cool recently and guided rescuers to help save her unconscious mother.For her efforts, Meaghan Susman, 4, was given a certificate of recognition by the Kirkwood Police Department. Because of Meaghan's action, her mother,...
Girl's Body Slashed in Pact of Silence, Prosecutor Says
After 12-year-old Che Sims was beaten, raped and strangled three years ago, her attackers and teen-age witnesses took turns slashing her corpse as part of a pact of silence, a prosecutor told a jury Wednesday.Prosecutor John DeVouton said the vow of...
Higher Education Parkway West Star Gets a Taste of High-Profile Amateur Softball
When Kellyn Tate's schoolmates at Parkway West High heard she had an invitation to an Olympic development softball camp, their imaginations ran wild.They just knew that some day, they'd be able to tell their friends they actually went to school with...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: Perhaps this will help someone like it has helped me.Since all cars these days look alike from a distance, I tape a plastic red rose bud on my radio antenna. I can spot my car in a shopping mall or street pretty quick for a senior citizen,...
Historic Game `Kind of a Blur' Whiten Low-Keys 4-Hr, 12 RBI Effort
Actually, Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten didn't really break any major-league records Tuesday night, although he tied a bunch. Teammate Todd Burns was the one who set a major-league record in the first game when he became the 15th pitcher to appear...
Historic Game `Kind of a Blur' Whiten Low-Keys 4-Hr, 12-RBI Effort
Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten is finding it easier to slug home runs than avoid the glare of the media spotlight.Whiten tied major-league records by hitting four homers and driving in 12 runs in the second game of Tuesday night's doubleheader. He...
Home Videos Star, and Help, Flood Victims
Dottie Koenig's home videos do more than show the devastation of the Great Flood of '93 and the courage of friends and relatives in small communities along the Illinois River.The videos, sold at $10 apiece, have been copied more than 500 times and have...
How to Give and Get Help
To Offer HelpTo volunteer:Salvation Army needs volunteers at least 14 years old to unload and sort supplies at its Wright City warehouse. Call (800) 9-FLOOD-9.St. Charles County Emergency Management Agency, 301 North Second, 949-3023.Sts. Joachim and...
Ill-Equipped 47% of U.S. Adults Can Barely Read, Write
Nearly half of adult Americans read and write so poorly that they are unable to function effectively in the work place, says a report released Wednesday by the Department of Education.Education officials stopped short of using the word "illiterate" to...
Illinois Data Make Case for Wetlands' Worth as Sponge
A new study of Illinois wetlands gives some environmental groups a potent tool in the post-flood debate over managing the Midwest's river basins.At issue: Exactly how much of a "sponge" effect do wetlands have in soaking up floodwater? The report's answer:...
Injuries, Pregnancy Scramble Mizzou's Volleyball Prospects
If the University of Missouri volleyball team was looking for a theme, it might choose "All Shook Up."Maybe Dori Hoffert, more so than any other player, could explain that."It's a little unsettling right now," Hoffert said as optimistically as possible....
In Sarajevo, Schools Begin Year in Basements - Safe from Shells
Scurrying to avoid snipers and buying notebooks on the black market, Sarajevan children have begun another school year in a city under siege.About a half-mile from the front line, 18 first-graders and some parents crowded into a 12- by 6-foot room in...
Israel's Cabinet in Turmoil
Middle East peace talks took a back seat to a Cabinet crisis Wednesday when Israel's Supreme Court ordered Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to dismiss his interior minister because he is under investigation for corruption.The six members of parliament from...
Jazz Band Gets Invitation of Note Meramec Group Asked to Perform at State Capital
Robert Waggoner, who directs the Jazz Lab at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, said he "couldn't be more excited if we'd been invited to play at the Monterey or Newport jazz festivals."That's because Waggoner's Jazz Lab was the only St. Louis band...
Junior College Coach Saw Whiten's Potential Early
Mark Whiten's junior college coach had predicted greatness for the raw but brawny youngster, but at least one person didn't believe him: Mark Whiten."He didn't think he would ever play pro ball," Pensacola Junior College baseball coach Buddy Kisner said...
Kile, Astros' Budget Ace, Pitches No-Hitter vs. Mets
Darryl Kile, a low-budget starter on a multimillion-dollar staff, pitched baseball's second no-hitter in five days, leading the Houston Astros over the New York Mets 7-1 Wednesday night.Kile was backed by excellent plays from third baseman Ken Caminiti...
Lady Lions Learn Lesson from Top-Ranked Team
Playing in Jackson, Miss., the Lady Lions of Lindenwood beat West Florida 8-0 Saturday and lost 2-0 to Lynn (Fla.) Sunday. Lynn is the defending National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics champion and is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA's preseason poll.Lindenwood...
Let `Green' Tomatoes Whiten before Picking
Q: Can you please tell me the best way to ripen green tomatoes off the vine? I have tried putting them in the sun and putting them under newspaper in a dark basement. Neither seems to work.A: Tomatoes go through several stages of development. As they...
Longacre Park Hosts Annual Show of Paintings, Sculpture, Other Art
More than 10,000 works by 100 nationally known artists will be featured at the sixth annual Midwest Salute to the Masters at Longacre Park in Fairview Heights Sept. 25 and 26.Among the offerings will be paintings, sculpture, photos, ceramics, glass,...
Loss to CBC Irks Vianney
Vianney's soccer team lost to rival CBC on Sept. 12, 1991. The Golden Griffins lost again to CBC on Tuesday, 1-0 in the CBC Tournament. In between, Vianney went 64 games without losing.The streak had to end some time. And there's no embarrassment in...
Lynch Rushes to Join Mob of Illini Late-Bloomers
Making the most of a senior season is a tradition for Illinois running backs. Clinton Lynch hopes to follow in the footsteps of Keith Jones, Howard Griffith, Kameno Bell and Darren Boyer.Jones rushed for 1,196 yards in 1988 as a senior after totaling...
Makeshift School Now Heart of Valmeyer It's Brought Together Students, Flood-Ousted Residents
Anita Meurtz is no pussyfooter.So Wednesday, the first day her fourth-grade pupils set foot in their new classroom on the Monroe County fairgrounds, she asked The Question:"What did YOU do during the flood?"All hands up."I sandbagged the levee," said...
Man Hauls Flood Help from Maine 107,000 Pounds Brought to Legion's Warehouse
Dick Hammond, a retired potato farmer and truck driver, said he had his epiphany after a dam broke in 1989 on the Kennebec River in Maine."It changed my life," Hammond said. "My home was wiped out, my little business was wiped out. When my neighbors...
Mariners Need to Make Commitment to Johnson
Before the trade deadline, it seemed every contending team wanted Randy Johnson. Toronto, Philadelphia, the New York Yankees and San Francisco called Seattle, thinking Johnson was the missing link in the pennant race.Back home in Seattle, Johnson waited...
Mind Your Business Manners When Overseas
Roger E. Axtell learned about international business etiquette in what should have been a face-off, so to speak."The first time I was in Latin America, my host reached out his arms" for an embrace, Axtell said. "And I didn't know to turn my head to one...
Mizzou Ready to End a Decade of Suffering `We're Going to Get over Closeness Hump'
Three days before they open the 1993 season, the Missouri Tigers are pacing, fidgeting and trying to contain their emotions."I'm kind of like an expectant father right now," defensive coordinator Skip Hall said. "We're going to have a baby Saturday,...
Mums Add Color, Vigor to Shorter Days
The summer doldrums is an expression linked to almost every human endeavor - from a lack of energy to get things done to the television rerun schedule.Those same kinds of doldrums are beginning to show up in yards and gardens. That blush of bloom, that...
`My Fair Lady' Is Old, but She Is Still a Dazzler
REVIVALS are always a risk. If you re-stage the original, the audience response is, "It's the same show I've seen before." If you give it a new look, the response can be, "Why did they fiddle with such a great show?"Well, there's fiddling, and there's...
New Data on Calcium, Kidney Stones
Dear Dr. Donohue: What's your latest idea on calcium and kidney stones? I restricted my calcium intake for 20 years and now understand I was wrong.Most kidney stones are calcium, and up to recently, limiting calcium intake was an all-but-universal part...
New Superintendent of Soldiers Memorial Plans Spit and Polish Former Marine Has Ideas for New Exhibits
ROGER A. HILL, a soldier with memories, finds his new job as superintendent of Soldiers Memorial a fitting occupation."Sometimes people don't understand why we have to remember our veterans," said Hill, 45. "But we have to remember them now while there's...
`NO ONE CAN STOP US,' HIS CAPTORS SAY FEAR, REMORSE FILL REPORTER'S FIRST WEEKS AS HOSTAGE Series: TERRY ANDERSON: DEN OF LIONS FIRST OF THREE ARTICLES
On March 16, 1985, Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson was kidnapped by Muslim extremists in Beirut, Lebanon. He would be kept captive for 6 1/2 years.His account of his ordeal, "Den of Lions," will be released next month by Crown Publishers....
Officials Await New Guidelines for Flood Aid
St. Charles city and county officials say they will continue to operate under stringent guidelines for federal aid to flood victims until they meet Friday with administrators for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to clarify newly revised policies.Local...
Old-Fashioned Tomatoes Can Be Grown from Seed
Saving seeds multiplies the already considerable pleasure of growing tomatoes.It's not a big money-saver (a packet of tomato seeds is cheap), but neither is growing your own tomatoes when you factor in all of the paraphernalia required versus the cost...
On the Road with `Rube' a `New' Musical's Long Journey to Production
IN THE MOVIES, where everything is larger and faster than life, it takes about 20 minutes for "Let's do our own show!" to travel from initial suggestion to opening night.In real life, the road is long and arduous.Playwright John Pielmeier and composer...
Orioles Cut Davis, Get Lonnie Smith
The Baltimore Orioles finally gave up on Glenn Davis, giving him his unconditional release Wednesday after bolstering their offense for the pennant drive by acquiring outfielder Lonnie Smith from Pittsburgh for two minor-leaguers to be announced.Davis,...
Over the Airwaves: Play-by-Play of Whiten's 4 Blasts
Television showed it to you. But radio painted the mental picture of Mark Whiten's record-tying four-homer, 12-RBI performance Tuesday night in the second game of a doubleheader in Cincinnati.Here's how the calls sounded on KMOX (1120 AM) and the Cardinals...
Panel Looks at Plans to Replace Renz
The former Tarkio College would become a state prison under a plan suggested Wednesday.Sen. Steve Danner, D-Kirksville, proposed that the state buy the college campus in northwest Missouri and use it to relieve prison crowding that was caused by the...
Pentagon Investigator Zeroes in on Flood Losses at Map Agency
A Pentagon investigator began an inquiry in St. Louis this week to determine why the Defense Mapping Agency failed to remove millions of dollars in supplies and sophisticated equipment before its offices flooded.Col. Dick Rice, an inspector general for...
People
The young JANE FONDA specialized in outrageous activity - you know, posing with North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners and making movies like "Barbarella."</P><P>But now, in her maturity, Fonda says she's content to be Mrs. TED TURNER.</P><P>"I...
`People Applauded' Mosquito Spraying, Officials Say
Residents in flood-affected areas of St. Charles County are greeting the county's new mosquito-spraying program with applause - literally."People have stood out in the street and applauded," one county official said. The county started the program in...
President Begins Blitz to Sell Reorganization Clinton Targets Purchasing for Major Overhaul
Promising to rid the government of designer bug sprays, pricey aspirins and $50 purchasing forms, President Bill Clinton opened a weeklong blitz Wednesday to promote his overhaul of the federal bureaucracy.Dwarfed by mountains of office paper and cleaning...
Price Cap Planned for Recreation Complex Pact to Keep Cost at or below $8.7 Million
The Webster Groves City Council plans to enter into an agreement with Sverdrup Corp. to set the guaranteed maximum price of the new Memorial Park Recreation Complex at $8.7 million.Under the agreement, Sverdrup will have until Sept. 25 to submit to the...
Program Seeks to Spur Rebirth of Rural Towns
Salem, Mount Carmel and Golconda in Southern Illinois are among nine communities statewide announced last week as participants in a Rural Downtown Revitalization Initiative sponsored by Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra."Many rural communities today find their buildings...
Proud Celtics Must Face Major Overhaul
The grieving continues, solutions are few and the immediate forecast is grim.The Boston Celtics are a wreck.The death of team captain Reggie Lewis on July 27 has crushed the structure of a franchise already coping with a punishing transition period.Lewis...
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