St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 11, 1993

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13 Russian Parties to Vie for Positions in New Parliament Yeltsin's Top Rivals Ineligible for Election
Communists, free-market reformers, environmentalists and farmers are in the running for Russia's new parliament, but some of Boris Yeltsin's most prominent opponents have been disqualified.Election officials announced Wednesday that 13 parties across...
2 Convicted in Germania Fraud Case Former Top Executives Face Prison Terms, Fine
Two former top executives of failed Germania Bank were convicted Wednesday of defrauding customers who bought $10 million in junk bonds through the savings and loan's branches.Germania's former chief executive, Edward Morris, and former president Steven...
2 Meetings Are Set on Power Lines Resident: `Issue Won't Go Away'; Alderman Alleges Scare Tactics
In the next few weeks, Webster Groves residents will have two opportunities to hear arguments on whether the construction of electric power lines would be dangerous to nearby residents.Some residents have protested recently that the electromagnetic fields...
3 More Children Are Slain in Shelling of Bosnian Capital
Three more children were killed in Sarajevo on Wednesday, and mourners gathered after dark to bury youngsters killed the day before in a mortar attack on a school.On Tuesday, at least nine people were killed, including four children and their teacher,...
Aldermen Work in Harmony Businesslike Atmosphere Prevails-Well, Almost
Things almost ran smoothly at this month's Moline Acres Board of Aldermen meeting.The meeting Tuesday night started on time. Ex-Alderman Eugene Kroeger, impeached last month, sat quietly in the audience. Alderman Charles Muncy, a vocal opponent of the...
Amonte Lifts Rangers to Sixth Win in Row
Tony Amonte's tie-breaking goal midway through the third period sent the New York Rangers to their sixth consecutive National Hockey League victory, 2-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.Mike Richter made 26 saves as the Rangers extended their...
Angioplasty Effective as Bypass
A major study concludes that nonsurgical angioplasty is just as safe and effective as bypass operations for people with advanced coronary artery disease. The finding could influence the treatment of 100,000 heart patients annually.Together, angioplasty...
Area Standouts Sign on Dotted Lines
College basketball recruiters finally reaped some benefits from their efforts Wednesday, the start of an eight-day period for high school seniors to sign letters of intent.Two of the area's top players signed at the same time. Stanford landed one of...
Artist Resurrecting Home/studio from Flood
For 28 years, Chesterfield sculptor Don Wiegand has chiseled away at a project that has little to do with his commissions that pay the bills.The project, a home and studio that many consider a museum, has been flooded twice this year.The first flood...
Atavistic Vessels Hold Clues to Human Psyche's Structure
CERAMIST G.E. Colpitts of Chicago uses ancient-looking "vessel forms" to explore ways in which people accumulate and contain experiences and feelings. Her vessels are the subject of a Homecoming Exhibit in Archer Hall, at Greenville College.The artist...
Awards Top Exhibit on Indian Diversity
Three awards for a project developed by Cahokia Mounds Historic Site showing the diversity among American Indian tribes were the topping for an exhibit that proved interesting and fun, people involved in it say."I enjoyed working on the project tremendously,"...
Bald Is Beautiful - but Only Sometimes
"After all, who wants to be bald? It's like walking around with no teeth."Barber quoted in a 1989 newspaper story BET HE WOULDN'T say that to Charles Barkley or Michael Jordan or Shaquille O'Neal - or probably even John Malkovich or Sean Connery. Or...
Big Debate Has Small Impact Friends and Foes of NAFTA Found Harsh Words Unpersuasive
HO-HUM.That was about the effect on several members of the St. Louis region's House delegation of Tuesday's televised debate between Vice President Al Gore and Ross Perot on the North American Free Trade Agreement."Watched part of it" was the most common...
Bi-State Feeder Van Extended 7 Months
St. Charles City Council members have agreed to continue financing the Bi-State feeder van for the next seven months while deciding its future.At a committee meeting on Tuesday, the council agreed with President Bob Kneemiller, 3rd Ward, that the financing...
Blues Impress Opponents, Excitable Fans
The Blues don't rule yet, but they are knocking on the palace door.Though they have lost just two of their first 14 games, they have never been healthy and have seldom dominated. Rather, they have flashed brilliance, overcome mistakes and stolen points.They...
Blues Lineup Gets Doctors' Thumbs Up
If winger Kevin Miller returns to the lineup tonight, the Blues will do something that they haven't done all season -wheel all their big guns onto the ice in the same game.Because of a variety of injuries, the Blues haven't had all their mainstays available...
Books on Tape
"IMPULSE" A novel by Michael Weaver (3 hours, abridged, Time Warner, $15)</P><P>With all its vast resources behind it, Time Warner is re-entering the audio book market. Among its initial offerings is Michael Weaver's thriller "Impulse,"...
Bowled Over
WHICH IS the bigger bow-wow - the Dog Museum or the Bowling Hall of Fame?We set out to answer that question but found we had no bone to pick with either.We were amused by the Dog Museum. We were struck by the Hall of Fame.But the two, perhaps the best-known...
Boy from Turkey Joins Reunion at Shriners Hospital
For Yigit Demerilli, a 14-year-old from Istanbul, Turkey, a recent patient reunion at Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children offered a chance to play games, eat barbecue and catch up on friendships he's made with other patients, nurses and doctors during...
Briefcase
THE ECONOMY Big Rise In Prices Laid To New Gas Tax</P><P>Consumer prices moved ahead modestly in October, the Labor Department said Wednesday, as inflation remained under control despite faster economic growth.</P><P>While...
Briefs
NATION TEXAS Inmate Is Executed For 1988 Murder</P><P>An inmate who underwent a jailhouse conversion and decided he deserved to die for the murder of a law school graduate in 1988 was executed by injection in Texas early Wednesday.</P><P>"I...
Broken Ankle Sidelines Dudley after 3rd Game
Chris Dudley, whose signing by the Portland Trail Blazers prompted an NBA challenge in court, will be sidelined at least six weeks after suffering a broken ankle in only his third game with the club.Dr. Robert Cook said Wednesday that the injury could...
`Bullet' Character Teaches Gun Safety
Barry J. Bullet is gunning for all children who think it's OK to play with guns.Dressed in a silver-and-red bullet costume, Latonya Watson of Harvey travels Chicago's south suburbs telling school children that guns are OK for parents as long as they...
Bundle Up for Blustery Days Ahead
STYLE-CONSCIOUS MEN are considerably smarter than the average bear. They don't plan to while away the cold-weather months in hibernation. And they realize that having more than one coat is a good hedge to get through the winter.Now's a good time to go...
Businesses' Only Hope Is Recovery Trail
On a hill in Augusta above a tiny cafe, a makeshift sign of plywood and spray paint proclaims: "Floyd and Jane's Yacht Club - Riverfront Dining."Below, the Katy Canteen tries to stay in business, despite the few customers making their way down the steep...
Californians Make the Right Choice
California was supposed to be the frontier where the big battle for school vouchers would be won. Instead, after a hard-fought, big-money contest, California voters, by a ratio of more than 2-1, turned down Proposition 174, which would have allowed public...
Campaign Manager Calls `Street Money' Tale Exaggeration Jersey Governor-Elect Denies Claim
Gov.-elect Christine Todd Whitman's campaign manager said Wednesday that he "went too far" in claiming that the campaign paid black ministers and Democratic workers to suppress voter turnout. Whitman denied that such payments were made.Democratic officials,...
Chaplain from St. Louis Serves U.N., Macedonians
THE 9 A.M. DePARTURE time had arrived, and U.S. Army Chaplain John Stepp delivered the prayer for the day: "Please, Lord, let us get through these mountains alive," he said with mock seriousness.The Missourian tossed a six-pack of Pepsi into the front...
Cheaper by Dozen: Long-Stemmed Roses $4.95 for 12
The cost of romance has gone down for customers of rival florists in St. Peters.A war of the roses is in full bloom between Mexico Road Florist and Simply Roses & Such, which are only a few hundred feet from each other.They have dropped prices on long-stemmed...
Chemicals Found in Gulf War, Aspin Says
Czech reports of chemical agents being used in the Persian Gulf War apparently are valid, Defense Secretary Les Aspin said Wednesday. But the chemicals did not cause the ailments reported by thousands of U.S. personnel, he added.Dr. Ronald Blanck, commander...
Chesterfield Teen Touches Veterans by Taking Vietnam War to Heart
For a school project, a teen-ager from Chesterfield set out to learn all he could about the Vietnam War.John Alan Rowold wrote two dozen questions on his Macintosh computer, ran off 300 copies and mailed them to veterans groups in 48 states.In the last...
Chick Corea: Electic Musical Style
CHICK Corea has been exploring a wide variety of musical styles during the past three decades. During that time, his efforts have ranged from lyrical solo acoustic piano compositions and the avant-garde explorations of the Circle quartet to the fusion...
Children on the Run Concoct Wild Stores
Dear Ann Landers: A mother wrote to tell you that some of her children's friends had been kicked out of their homes. When you said those kids and their families should seek counseling, you were right on the mark. As a retired probation officer, may I...
Child's Play Partners in `Crimes' Leave Diners Laughing
Actress Delia Schindler has Mae West skin, Bette Davis eyes and Lucy Ricardo hair. And in the time it takes Lucy to bat her eyelashes, Schindler can drop her voice into a flawless imitation of Edith Bunker, Katherine Hepburn or Scarlett O'Hara.In the...
Christopher Fires 2 Aides over File Searches
Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher fired two low-ranking officials - both Democratic activists - on Wednesday for searching the files of 160 people who served under President George Bush.The two are Mark Schulhof, a staff assistant in the State...
Cinema, Offices near OK but Zoning Is Denied for Office Park Plan
The Creve Coeur City Council has granted preliminary approval for a 16-screen cinema and two office buildings in the West Park Development complex but has rejected the zoning needed to construct the Centre Park 40 office park.The council will cast its...
City Gets Clean Bill in Audit Accounting Firm Sees No Major Weaknesses
Overland has received a clean bill of health from an independent audit of last year's books."We have issued an unqualified, clean opinion," said Karyn Molnar, a partner with the KPMG Peat Marwick accounting firm. "This is the fourth year we've performed...
City Officials Concerned about Businesses Moving
Jennings officials recently voiced concern over the city's financial future and the loss of two retail businesses that are leaving the city but praised efforts of residents and businesses to help the city."Famous-Barr is leaving, Walgreens is leaving...
Clinton's Back; 3 Vie to Get NFL Team
St. Louis' quest for a National Football League expansion team is now a three-ring circus.Jerry Clinton, who announced Oct. 25 that he no longer would pursue an expansion team, is trying once again to line up an ownership group.He has informed Fran Murray...
Clinton Should Use Press Conferences
President Bill Clinton's appearance on "Meet the Press" was a big hit. Early returns indicate he persuaded some doubters that he is a sincere, conscientious individual who is trying hard. He answered lots of questions in the Oval Office, but one remains:...
Commission to Weigh Annexation Plan Proposal Is Called First Step toward the Consolidation of Municipalities, Services
The St. Louis County Boundary Commission has until Dec. 14 to consider an annexation that officials say could be a first step in consolidation in north St. Louis County.The annexation of the Carsonville area by Bel-Ridge would increase the size of the...
Complaints Subside, but Economic Pitfalls Remain Next Year's Budget Is Late, $100,000 in Red
Pine Lawn's political atmosphere has improved, officials say, but efforts to keep the city economically viable remain a struggle.Although a small group of residents continued to complain at this week's aldermanic meeting that officials are unresponsive...
Congress Approves $241 Billion Defense Bill Schedule for Leaving Somalia Is Included
Congress sent President Bill Clinton a $241 billion defense spending bill Wednesday that embraces his timetable for bringing U.S. soldiers home from Somalia.By voice vote, with little debate, the House approved the spending plan for the fiscal year that...
Conley Runs Wild as Mccluer North Flattens Sluh
That wasn't a truck running over the St. Louis U. High football team Wednesday night.More like the space shuttle."My coaches have been telling me I have another level to step up to," McCluer North running back David Conley said. "We all could do that,...
Council Discussing Renewal of Pact on Ambulance Service
The Hazelwood City Council has begun preliminary discussion on renewing its ambulance contract with Christian Hospital-Northeast.The city solicited bids for the service recently; and the hospital, which currently holds the contract, provided the only...
County Seeks to Control More Roads but Money Is Crucial for Upkeep, It Reminds
St. Louis County has made an unusual suggestion to state highway officials: let us take some of your major roads in the county off your hands.But county officials have tied a very common string to the proposal: make sure we have the money to pay for...
Court Ruling Squeezes Chicago Schools
The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned a lower-court order that has kept the Chicago public schools open, but later granted a two-day stay delaying the effect of its ruling.Gov. Jim Edgar summoned legislative leaders to the...
Debate Changed Few Minds Lawmakers Look to Their Districts
THE BALLYHOOED Gore-Perot debate had little impact on undecided House members who will vote on the free-trade agreement, the lawmakers said Wednesday.With a week to go, supporters said they were still 25 to 30 votes short; opponents said the gap was...
Designers Say Less Is More
ABSOLUTE MINIMALISM is the fashion approach for fall favored by many of the top designers - a look with slouchy, shapeless silhouettes and neutral colors.According to Calvin Klein, who pulled the surprise of the season with his fall collection of absolute...
Despite Being Victim, Man Elated at Son's Acquital
Milton Chisum says he was overjoyed when his son, John, was acquitted last week of conspiring to commit murder.His support may have been confusing to some because Milton Chisum and his wife, June, were the intended victims in the case."People don't understand...
Disney Posts Loss for Quarter Euro Disney's Red Ink Hurts
Walt Disney Co., hit by a charge related to its stumbling Euro Disney theme park east of Paris, posted a fiscal fourth-quarter loss.Disney, which holds a 49 percent stake in Euro Disney, said that the park will require significant funding throughout...
Doc Terry: Playing Harp and Soul
TO say that Doc Terry has done it all and seen it all would be an exaggeration, but hardly a great one.Terry has played the blues all the over the world. For the last seven years, however, he has been in St. Louis with his band, the Pirates."I have...
Drug Halts Diabetics' Kidney Damage Captopril Cuts Risk in Half, Study Says
In 1988, Danail Kenner faced one of the most feared complications of diabetes: kidney failure.Tests showed that the 20-year-old Florissant resident had early signs of kidney disease. So he enrolled in a study here of a drug to find whether it can halt...
Emerson to Sell Aerospace Unit to Bf Goodrich
Emerson Electric Co. has agreed to sell its Rosemount Aerospace unit to BF Goodrich Co. for $300 million.Emerson declined to comment Wednesday, but one analyst suggested the deal was part of the company's strategy to concentrate on higher-growth businesses."This...
End the Injustice of Veterans Day
I JUST phoned six friends and asked them what they will be doing today.They all said the same thing: "working."Me, too.There is something else we share. We are all military veterans.And there is a third thing we have in common. We are not employees of...
Establishing Optimum Ph Is a Key to Productive Soil Raising, Lowering Level Changes Nutrient Availability
Few gardeners are blessed with perfect - or even good - soil. Garden loam is a product of hard work, gardening skill and time.The major component of any soil - clay, slit, or sand - reflects the geology of the region. Previous uses determine its structure.Along...
Exhausting New Auto Emission Standards Would Tighten Rules of Road
More cars will be tested and three times as many cars will fail if new testing standards for auto exhaust are adopted by the Missouri and Illinois legislatures.Mike Coulson, manager of environmental planning for the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council,...
`Fathead' Newman: Saxophone for All Seasons
"HOUSE OF DAVID: THE DAVID `FATHEAD' NEWMAN ANTHOLOGY" David "Fathead" Newman (Rhino/Atlantic Records)</P><P>Saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman is a throwback to a time when jazz musicians could be both popular and progressive. His playing...
Fire District Petition Drive Is Placed on Hold
Organizers of a petition drive in the Chesterfield Fire Protection District have put their efforts on hold, waiting for a possible legislative remedy.Such a remedy might allow them to attempt to remove all three directors of the Chesterfield fire district.Previously,...
Flooding Problems Pile Up
The summer flood was the beginning of problems for Arnold resident Sharon Pierce, who was flooded out of her home on Vista on July 8.Since then, Pierce has encountered many problems."All I want to know is how much damage I have to my home," Pierce...
Flowers, Leaves from Roadside Recall `Passalong' Serendipity
Our Fenton Garden Club met this month at the home of our president-elect, Alma Jean Jones. The highlight of the meeting (next to Alma Jean's apple pie) was her talk that featured a quantity of flowers and leaves gathered from the roadside.Some would...
Forcing Bulbs Brings Breath of Spring into House
It's getting late to plant bulbs outside, but here's an option for folks who want those bright beauties to grace the indoors early next spring: bulb forcing.This plant art form puts bulbs in pots, pulls them indoors while all is snowy outside and does...
Gender Gap Closing Fast in the Courts
NOT SO LONG AGO, in a courthouse not so far away, a female criminal lawyer asked for directions from a male colleague."Excuse me, do you know where Judge X's courtroom is?" the woman asked."Sure," the man replied. "I'll take you myself, Honey.""My name...
George Winston Mixes Old, New Songs
PIANIST George Winston brought his quiet mien and prodigious skill to Powell Hall Tuesday night in a solo concert that was billed - inappropriately - as "The Winter Show." What was really on display was Winston's continuing evolution as a musician, and...
Getting out of Bed in Morning Called Riskier to Heart Than Sex
Sexual activity slightly raises the risk of a heart attack but is far less dangerous than getting out of bed the next morning, according to a study presented Wednesday to cardiac specialists.In a study of 1,712 men and women recovering from heart attacks,...
Give Kids Input for Room Design
OK, SO THE KID wants shocking-pink walls with black shag carpeting and a giant-screen television set. What to do? Where do parents draw the line?The most important thing is to acknowledge the child's interests and tastes and not impose your own, said...
Gop Panel Unveils Welfare Reform Plan
House Republicans introduced on Wednesday a welfare plan that would overhaul the current system by limiting most benefits to two years, capping overall federal outlays and eliminating payments to most foreigners.In many respects, the plan echoes concerns...
`Hardgeball' Coming Soon at Mizzou
In the end, it was the beginning that helped persuade Monte Hardge to become a Missouri Tiger.The 7-foot, 280-pounder from Jefferson City High School was one of four University of Missouri basketball recruits to sign national letters of intent Wednesday,...
Haute Gauche: Gaultier Revels in Role as Trash Master
THE STAR of the show tramps onto the set in calf-high biker boots, a black crew-neck shirt and a striped vest.A prodigious expanse of his bare and hairy leg extends from beneath a skirt that is split to reveal maroon checkered boxer shorts. The effect...
Hazelwood West Tops Mccluer
Hazelwood West running back Devaughn Black may be one of the best-kept secrets in the state, but not to his coach, Tim Hayes."I'm not saying he's No. 1 in Missouri, but he's close," Hayes said.Black rushed for a game-high 214 yards and three touchdowns...
Is Deck Stacked against Mu? Stull `May Have Been Naive' about Schedule, Facilities, Academic Limits
With two games left on his original contract, University of Missouri football coach Bob Stull has a 15-36-2 record, a pure conscience and no alibis or sense of concession."The fact is, I still feel like we're on our way," Stull said.But he has had a...
It's a Woman's World to Young Workers Here Females Hold Majority of Jobs at Ages 16-24
Young women in St. Louis rank ahead of the curve on a nationwide employment trend.Here, they are already a slight majority in the workplace, a U.S. Census Bureau analysis shows.Analysts don't expect women nationwide to catch up to men until the next...
It's Unanimous! Chicago's Thomas Named MVP of Al
An anxious Frank Thomas was surprised to be selected unanimously as the American League's Most Valuable Player on Wednesday."I was really shocked I got all 28 votes. I was like, `Wow!' There was no better way to win it," Thomas, the Chicago White Sox...
Jitters Show as Countdown Begins to Make Buildings Smoke-Free as of Dec. 6
Dec. 6 is S-Day for several hundred St. Charles County employees who no longer will be allowed to smoke in their offices, in the hallways or in break rooms.The County Council has banned smoking in all county buildings effective Dec. 6, and some county...
Jordan, Israel to Make Peace, Minister Says King Hussein May Get Some Land as Part of Agreement in Principle
Israel and Jordan have reached agreement in principle on a peace treaty, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Wednesday.Housing Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer said on Israel radio that he could not confirm the details reported in an Israeli daily newspaper...
Kevorkian Evokes Mixed Reaction
Like many others, I've been watching Dr. Jack Kevorkian for three years out of the corner of my eye, wondering whether he's a theatrical quack with a touch of necrophilia, or the wave of the medical future - or a bit of both.Now that he has served time...
Kosar Throws in with Cowboys Ex-Browns QB Reunited with Johnson, Wants a Super Bowl Ring
Jimmy Johnson got one of his "Miami boys" as insurance for another Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl run, signing Bernie Kosar on Wednesday to a one-year deal as a backup to injured Troy Aikman.Kosar, who was cut unexpectedly Monday by the Cleveland Browns,...
Kukoc's 3-Pointer Boosts Bulls 91-90
Tony Kukoc hit a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left Wednesday night as the Chicago Bulls won for the third time in four games, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 91-90.Two free throws by Brad Lohaus with 5.2 seconds left put the Bucks ahead 90-88. But after a...
Kunc Built Career on Out-of-Favor Woodcut
`I HAVE LEARNED the hallmarks of woodcut: the evidence of the artist's hand - in gestural, energetic marks; the resonance of that touch - sensitive or rough and unrefined. There is an acceptance of what happens due to the input of the wood - as texture,...
Lawyers Are Winners in Expansion Race
MAJOR PLAYERS: The legal meter is running at about $225 an hour on our town's attempt to land an NFL expansion team. Here are the players: attorney Jim Shoemake reps Jerry Clinton; Alan B. Bornstein for Columbia, Mo., businessman Stan Kroenke; Michael...
Leafs Aren't Making Blues See Red
Marketing, boys. Think marketing.Someone should hammer this message into the heads of the Blues. Marketing, i.e. hype, sells tickets. And ticket sales, as the players surely know, pay the salaries.Well, that and performance. Players are paid to entertain,...
Legalizing Drugs Can Cut Violence
On Wednesday night last week there was a gun battle in my south St. Louis neighborhood in which two police officers were shot. This outbreak of violence raises questions about the true costs of drugs being illegal. Now before you write this commentary...
Library to Raise Funds to Recover from Flood
The St. Charles City-County Library District will celebrate a 20th anniversary for the district and raise money to replace materials at the North County branch in Portage des Sioux.The flood damaged the North County branch and ruined the collection despite...
Local Officials Offer Roads Deal to State
St. Louis County has made an unusual suggestion to state highway officials: let us take some of your major roads in the county off your hands.But county officials have tied a very common string to the proposal: make sure we have the money to pay for...
Long Canes of Climbing Roses Need Only a Gentle Trim Now
Q: I need help with climbing roses. I was told I need to cut them back every year. Should I cut all the runners? How much? I hope I'm not too late in taking care of them.A: The only pruning that should be done on climbing roses at this time of year is...
Many Investors Think Mutual Funds Insured
Many mutual fund investors - particularly those who buy money market funds from banks - mistakenly believe their investments are federally insured, according to a survey released Wednesday by regulators.The survey by the Securities and Exchange Commission...
Mayor Will Name Committee to Deal with Race Relations
Belleville Mayor Roger C. Cook said Wednesday that he plans to appoint a special committee to deal with race relations."It's important that we do so as soon as possible," he said.Cook made the announcement at the start of a meeting of Racial Harmony,...
Meeting the Stars at the Paris Shows
ALL I CAN SAY is thank goodness the heel of my shoe didn't break until after I met Vogue editor Anna Wintour.Anna is fashion goddess extraordinaire. She is the person to whom fashion designers around the globe genuflect. She sits in the front row of...
Milk Ruling Won't Settle Controversy
The federal ruling that may soon give consumers a little biotechnology to go with their breakfast cereal promises to go down easy for some but not for others.The ruling by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave unprecedented approval for the...
Millions Are at Risk in Former Yugoslavia, U.S. Diplomats Warn Winter Compounds Threats from Civil War
The lives of more than 4.2 million people in former Yugoslavia will be at risk this winter because of fighting, disease, malnutrition or lack of shelter, the State Department said Wednesday.Michael McCurry, a State Department spokesman, said 2.7 million...
Mistake-Free Rams Roll Past Clayton
Playoff time often means close games. Close games often are decided by mistakes.Basically, that gives Mary Institute-Country Day a sharp edge in postseason football games."Not having many turnovers and not making mistakes, that's pretty much a tradition...
Mistake-Free Rams Rumble Past Clayton
Playoff time often means close games. Close games often are decided by mistakes.Basically, that gives Mary Institute-Country Day a sharp edge in postseason football games."Not having many turnovers and not making mistakes, that's pretty much a tradition...
Mom Tired of Son Who Needs to Get a Life
Dear Abby: Here's a new one: Can a parent divorce a child? I have a 35-year-old son. He is a college graduate, successfully employed, but all I have ever heard from him is whine, whine, whine. He has no friends or outside interests. When he complains...
More Area Museums off the Beaten Path
SO YOU'VE been to the Dog Museum and the Bowling Hall of Fame. What's left, you ask? The following is a description of some of the area's other, lesser known or occasionally overlooked museums and attractions:Museum of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.Director...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Book on Boxing: MYRNA HOLLAND's students at Jay (Okla.) Elementary met her challenge by reading more than 2,000 books for national Young Reader's Month. Now she has to pay up by stepping in the ring with boxer TOMMY MORRISON."It was either that or...
Murray Raised $10,016.52 in Race Democrat Defeated Baumer, Conway in Nov. 2 Voting
Dana L. Murray raised slightly more than $10,000 in her successful campaign Nov. 2 in a special election for state representative from the 69th District, a campaign finance report shows.Murray defeated Republican R.W. "Bob" Baumer and independent Bill...
Murray Says He Got `Zero' from Offer
Fran Murray takes offense to any notion that he scuttled a settlement offer made by the Gateway Football Partnership to the St. Louis NFL Partnership late last month.Not that he liked the offer."The offer that was made provided me with no benefit under...
Mutilated Man Found Innocent of Marital Sexual Assault
John W. Bobbitt, whose wife cut off his penis in retaliation for an alleged rape, was acquitted Wednesday of marital sexual assault.The jury rejected the argument that she "struck out at the very thing that harmed her."Bobbitt's wife, Lorena, will be...
Nation's Corn Crop Forecast Shaved Again
The smallest corn crop in five years could fatten the wallets of farmers who have some corn to sell. But it will crimp livestock farmers' profit margins and put upward pressure on the price of milk, meat and eggs.For the third month in a row, the U.S....
New Quarters: St. Clair County Probation Officials to Have Office in East St. Louis
After an absence of almost 25 years, St. Clair County probation officials will have an office in East St. Louis again starting Dec. 1."Probation for the county was started in East St. Louis in 1955," said Ronald L. Schaefer, court services and probation...
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