St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 18, 1994

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2 Ways to Take Mean of Lean, Mean Firms
Never has an expression captured the mood of modern business life like "lean and mean." Yes, "lean" is the mean, and "mean" is, too.These are heartless economic times. It's as if corporations are saying, "Hearts? Who needs 'em? Just something else to...
3 Die, 21 Hurt in Crush at Mandela Rally
Three people were crushed to death and 21 others seriously injured Sunday in a stampede during a campaign rally addressed by Nelson Mandela, who heads the African National Congress.The victims were among hundreds of people jammed into a tunnel beneath...
A First Step toward Democracy
I recently returned from participating in the U.S. Citizens Elections Observer Mission supporting democracy in El Salvador. The March 20 elections were the first to be held in El Salvador since the peace accords were signed in January 1992; they were...
A High-Quality Cleaner Can Save Many Vcrs
Many common VCR problems don't require expensive repairs, said Budd Poleos, owner of Budd's Florissant TV & Video."Whenever someone comes in with a VCR repair, I have them read this first. Nine times out of ten, it will solve the problem," said Poleos,...
Alderman Protests Firefighters' Work for His Opponent
Frontenac Alderman Leslie Tzinberg, 2nd Ward, says he resents Kirkwood and Frontenac firefighters who campaigned against him at polling places on April 5.Tzinberg said that when he entered Wright School, 10601 Clayton Road, to vote, Kirkwood and Frontenac...
Aldermen Snuff out Bill to Ban Smoking in City Hall
Aldermen in Woodson Terrace snuffed out a measure that would have eliminated smoking in City Hall.Smoking is allowed on the lower level of the building, where city offices are located, and on one side of the aldermanic chambers. The measure, introduced...
All a Flutter Plan Would Transform a Forest Park Gem into a Haven for Jewels on the Wing
It was a perfect thing. Where had it come from? Where would it go? What was it for? The wonder of it seemed to him its greatest charm - more satisfying, perhaps, than the answers to his unspoken questions.- Thoughts on viewing a Monarch butterfly, from...
A Miserable First Quarter Does Not a Whole Year Make
Lee Billingsley will be the first to tell you he hasn't the foggiest idea of where the financial markets are headed. But he pulled a smooth move in early February.He got out - with his profits intact."I'm more concerned with making sure I miss the bear...
Answers for Kids on Environment Students Ask How to Protect Earth
WITH ALL the debate about saving the planet, sometimes we adults forget about kids' basic fears and concerns.In a discussion with a group of elementary school students, the following questions emerged, presented here with real-world answers about the...
Are Small Area Vcr Repair Shops Fixing to Quit?
No one gets into business to fail, but a lot of small VCR repair shop owners have either quit or are thinking about it. People like Jim Hill, who owns the Video Labs stores in St. Louis and Kirkwood."Getting out is a real possibility. It's getting real...
Are Vitamins Hazardous to Your Health?
Time for a quiz. Scientists say that a regimen of anti-oxidant vitamins, including vitamins C and E and beta carotene, (a) may prevent cancer, (b) may cause cancer, (c) has no effect on developing or not developing cancer or (d) all of the above?The...
Attention, Rhubarb Fans: It's Time to Pucker Up
I WAS THE FIRST kid on my block to eat rhubarb. For that matter, I was probably the only kid on my block to eat rhubarb.My playmates - and their parents - mistrusted this strange vegetable, whose stalks look like fat, green-red celery. Perhaps they were...
Attorney General Makes City 1st to Be Sued for Racial Discrimination
Last week, Jennings became the first city in Missouri singled out by the state's attorney general for prosecution for housing and racial discrimination, according to Attorney General Jeremiah "Jay" Nixon."This is the first time in history that I know...
Bakery Has Its Smells in Check
Twinkie sniffers can relax. The Continental Baking Co. plant at 6301 North Broadway isn't emitting enough baking smells to get in dutch with the yeast police.But if the bakery starts baking much more, it could be forced to install sophisticated air pollution...
Board Rejects Plan to Lower Babler Road Speed Limit to 20
Town and Country officials rejected a proposal to reduce the speed limit on Babler Road to 20 mph from 25 mph.The board of aldermen defeated the bill in a 5-3 vote.Aldermen from the 4th Ward sat on opposite sides of the issue.The bill's sponsor, Von...
Board Studies Plan for Span over Central
Clayton aldermen last week looked at plans for a pedestrian span that St. Louis County wants to build between a new jail and the courthouse.Architects for the county presented a preliminary architectural design that calls for a glass-enclosed span across...
Bobby Darin's Car Still a Dream
The late singer Bobby Darin's dream car is back on display in dazzling shape.Mike Manns unveiled the one-of-a-kind auto Sunday at an outdoor show at the Gannon Shopping Center in Festus.Manns, owner of Manns Auto Body in Festus, restored the car for...
Box Holds Secret to Memorable Lasagna
FORGET BOTTLED sauces and layers of vegetables - this lasagna is made the old-fashioned way, from a recipe clipped from boxes of R&F lasagna.It features a simmered sauce, flavored with ground beef and pork sausage, and three kinds of cheese. Everything...
Briefs
MAURITANIA Government Sanctions Violence, Group Charges</P><P>Mauritania's government sanctions slavery, massacres, expulsions and torture of its black citizens, a rights group said Sunday.</P><P>While world pressure helped...
Briefs
MAURITANIA Government Sanctions Violence, Group Charges</P><P>Mauritania's government sanctions slavery, massacres, expulsions and torture of its black citizens, a rights group said Sunday.</P><P>While world pressure helped...
Buffalo Guitar Quartet Plays Classical Canon
Of all the standard classical guitar ensembles that tour the world these days, it seems that none is more popular than the quartet. A foursome offers employment to twice as many players as does a mere duo, of course, but the quartet's popularity has...
Building More Prisons Won't Solve Soaring Crime Rate
Well before the end of the century, the United States will achieve the distinction of having a million of its citizens in prison. We are not far from that now - over 925,000 - and the number of prison inmates is growing almost as fast as the national...
Cardinals Rock to New Beat: Arocha-Cha-Cha
The 34,055 patrons who came to Busch Stadium on Sunday might have had some preconceived notions.No doubt, they were anticipating warm, sunny weather. Certainly, Cardinals partisans were banking on a victory against sorry San Diego. Who knows, maybe some...
CHILDREN DISCOVER FUN AT SCIENCE NIGHT HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS SPARK INTEREST, CURIOSITY, SOME FRIENDLY COMPETITION Series: In Our Schools an Occasional Series
CLAIRE KNIEPKAMP, 4, wasn't intimidated by the bigger kids conducting science experiments around her. She plunged right in and started experimenting, too."She wants to do everything her big brother does," explained Claire's mom, Pam Kniepkamp.The little...
City Administrator-Police Chief Wants to Vacate His Third Job
With two jobs under his belt, City Administrator-Police Chief Robert R. Novy Sr. told the Edmundson Board of Aldermen he would continue to act as the building inspector until the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.For next year, however, he said...
Clean the Air
Local politics, sharpened by elections in the fall, have changed the way the Carnahan administration and the General Assembly intend to comply with the increasingly strict standards of the federal Clean Air Act. The complicated and potentially costly...
Coffee and Lunch: Dakota Bakery Offers Variety of Both
When I think of Dakota, either north or south, I think of the Black Hills, and of Mount Rushmore. I used to think of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, too, until I learned that the Battle of the Little Big Horn took place in Montana.I don't think of coffee,...
College Tour Impresses Girls' Group
Kujichagulia is a mouthful in any language. But the Swahili word for self-determination and self-respect trips easily off the tongues of 24 young members of Sisters and Sisters United at Stevens Middle School.The girls returned last week from a whirlwind...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Walpert Properties Inc. represented both parties in these leases of retail space:12,000 square feet at Venture Plaza, 3839 Lemay Ferry Road, to Coomer's Inc. from MC Sporting Goods.2,340 square feet at Ellisville Plaza, 15408 Manchester Road, to Tic...
Company Specializes in Predicting Weather Where It Matters Most
When about 50 cars and trucks banged into each other April 6 on the Vandeventer Overpass at U.S. Highway 40, one company wasn't surprised.The meteorologists at Surface Systems Inc. had predicted conditions that could produce such a pileup.An SSI forecast...
`Congress' Tackles Budget Concord Coalition Role-Plays Desperate Dealing on Deadline
The Concord Coalition wants you to feel sorry for your congressman.Well, not too sorry. Your congressman has it rough. How would you like to simultaneously balance your agenda, those of your constituents, those of special interests who help you get...
Construction
The following list reports on major road-construction projects that could cause traffic congestion. Information for the list was provided by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department, the Illinois Transportation Department and construction contractors....
County Scores Victory against Floodwater
As the big rivers started to fall Friday, officials in flood-prone areas began to assess the damage and look ahead - once again - to recovery.By early this week, both the Missouri and Mississippi rivers were expected to be below flood level. At its peak,...
Couple Facing Strict Code for New House Find Help List of Violations Perplexes Pair as Wedding Approaches
A young couple who say they encountered a surprising and confusing set of housing regulations when they sought to move to Wilbur Park probably will be afforded some relief, says William Ammann, chairman of the Board of Trustees.Beth Parks of south St....
Court Unseats Piggybacking in Legislature No More `Monster' Bills with Unrelated Subjects
The end of the Missouri Legislature this year is going to be different in at least one respect. The Missouri Supreme Court has put the kibosh to piggybacking.Piggybacking is amending unrelated subjects to bills. In the rush to salvage dead legislation...
Critics Say State Plane Is a Waste of Money
A state-owned airplane flew to Chicago from Springfield last September to pick up House Speaker Michael Madigan for a meeting of four legislative leaders.Nothing unusual there.Three hours later, the same plane flew north again to the DuPage County Airport...
Dentist Examines Lincoln Slaying Seeks to Exhume Body Buried as Booth's, Compare Teeth with Record
A dentist long fascinated with Abraham Lincoln wants to pull a historical tooth to determine whether the man gunned down by soldiers hunting the president's assailant really was the assassin.Dr. Ernest W. Jackson of Alton is one of a team of scientists...
Depth Charges: Cardinals Avoid Explosions
Manager Joe Torre has more options than a hockey coach. The bench is crowded with possibilities. He's got depth at second base, in the outfield, at catcher, in the bullpen.The Cardinals' 25-man roster is flexible. Not all of the accessories work all...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: I know just enough to worry about things, but not enough to know when not to worry. I had a headache that gave serious pain at the base of the skull, then disappeared. It turned out to be a sinus headache.I was an Air Force medical...
Employment Rates Vary, Figures Show
The unemployment rates last month in St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties rose slightly from February's figures.At the same time, however, the number of people working in each of the three counties was greater last month than in February and also...
Everyone on O'fallon Has Been Pitching in - Zeroes
At the beginning of each high school baseball season, O'Fallon coach Art Voellinger has the same response about how good his Panthers will be.His reply has been the same the last four years: "I don't know how good we'll be. We have a lot of holes to...
`Exchange' Familes Keeping the Pace
I CAREFULLY AVOIDED mentioning that German exchange student I met in high school. If by the wildest chance she was the mother of one of the two young men I was now interviewing, well, what if they knew about the night we almost got her arrested?Nope....
Executor's Duties May Become Varied and Complex
If a family member or friend asks you to serve as executor of the will and to manage his or her estate after he or she dies, would you know what to do when the time came to act?The basic duties of an executor can be described as follows:Probate the...
Extra Income Boosts Budget, Spares District Services
Thanks to one-time revenue and leftover money from this school year, Parkway School District will be able to balance its budget next school year without cutting services.But district officials warned Thursday night that more belt tightening - perhaps...
Extra Income Boosts Budget, Spares Services
Thanks to one-time revenues and leftover money from this school year, Parkway School District will be able to balance its budget next school year without cutting services.But district officials warned Thursday night that more belt tightening - perhaps...
Ex-Trustee Who Lost Re-Election Bid Regains Seat Some Residents Protest: Second Failed Candidate Got More Votes
After only 15 minutes or so as a former member of the Bel-Ridge Board of Trustees, David Williams was voted back onto the board to replace Van Watkins, who, officials say, resigned with little notice before moving out of state. Williams lost his seat...
Fabulous 4's in 1934, '44, '64 Cards Came to the Fore
"Maybe they won't win the pennant, though they're aiming at it every minute they're awake. But still, there's something about these Cardinals - these running, laughing, sweating, playing Cardinals." The writer of that observation, who happened to be...
Faces Everybody Likes to Look at Study Finds Remarkable Similarity in Responses to Facial Attractiveness
BEAUTY IS NOT, as egalitarians like to think, in the eye of the beholder. Nor is it as strongly influenced by culture as many have long assumed. Rather, an accumulating body of evidence indicates that concepts of attractiveness may be universal and hard-wired...
First `Wings of Spring' Event Set to Take Flight at Queeny Park
"The birds around me hopped and played,Their thoughts I cannot measure: -But the least motion which they made,It seemed a thrill of pleasure."Lines Written in Early SpringPoet William Wordsworth penned those lines in the spring of 1798 as he sat beside...
Floyd Fades in Stretch, Surrenders Title to Trevino
Ray Floyd gave Lee Trevino the PGA Seniors Championship on Sunday."Christmas came early," Trevino said after Floyd hit three balls into the water on the final four holes at the PGA National Golf Club. "Raymond was Santa Claus."Floyd lost 7 strokes to...
Food in Fast Lane Some Familiar Fare Is Available to Students at School Cafeterias
Every school day, finicky young eaters test the culinary skills of cafeteria cooks. Some area districts solve that challenge by serving students their favorite fast foods identified by brand names for instant recognition.For instance:Chocolate-chip...
Former Bartender Suing Owner of Show-Me's over Ads
A former bartender at Show-Me's Restaurant in Northwest Plaza has sued two of the company's partners. Ann Wright alleges that her "image and likeness" was used without her consent on billboards and in newspaper and television ads.In fact, court papers...
For Older Flood Victims, Recovery Is Hard Floodwater Eroded Security That Took Lifetime to Build
Their mortgages were paid, their children reared, their lives in order. Then disaster struck.Here's how three older couples are faring nearly a year after the Flood of '93 washed away the security it took them 40 years to build. ...
Free Shuttle Service to Reduce Traffic, Parking Shortage
People who want to go from one part of downtown Clayton to another during their lunch hour or at morning and evening rush hours can get a free ride starting April 25.For the lunch crowd, Clayton will launch a shuttle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays that...
Gene Buehrle: Pictorial History
Photographer Gene Buehrle started taking pictures with a box camera when he was 13 years old. That was in 1940 when he lived with his parents, Caroline and Robert Buehrle, and his 12 brothers and sisters in what is now the First State Capitol building...
Gifted Baritone Sings Siue Swan Song
PRESENTING SCENES from famous operas and contemporary songs from the Broadway stage, the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Opera Theater presented a diverse evening of vocal performances Thursday in the Lovejoy Library auditorium.The revue...
Goalie Gamble Pays for Stars
Bob Gainey's goalie gamble paid off.The Dallas coach gave backup goalie Darcy Wakaluk the starting assignment Sunday over veteran Andy Moog in the Stars' first game of the National Hockey League playoffs and Wakaluk came through with a 5-3 victory over...
Grant Sought to Aid Non-College Bound
The Lindbergh School Board will try to start a program to help high-school students who want to continue their educations, but not in four-year colleges.The board said at its meeting last week that it would apply for a grant and that the money would...
Groups Want out of Health Proposal
Organized labor is out. So is big business.Self-insured businesses, big or small, are out. Ditto for trade associations and governmental entities.As the health-care reform bill moves through the Missouri Legislature, special-interest groups with clout...
Gun Ban May Stymie House Bill
Supporters of a ban on assault weapons are 15 to 20 votes short in the House of Representatives, a key congressman said Sunday.In the latest head count by House Democratic leaders, a bill banning assault-style weapons such as Uzis and AK-47s is shy of...
Hancock II Proposal, Court Appeal Threaten Education Reform Law
THE STATE'S NEW education reform law is less than a year old, yet it already faces challenges on two fronts - in the courts and on the streets.Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon's office has appealed the law to the Missouri Supreme Court. He argues...
How to Be Sure That Your Money Goes to the Dogs
Q. I am a widower and I have no children, but I do have two dogs who are my "family" and I'm quite attached to them. My concern is their care after I die. I have a few close friends who would be willing to take care of the dogs, but I want to provide...
If at All Possible, Cook Likes to Stay out of the Kitchen
MYRA GROSSMAN is a cook who doesn't cook."Unless you consider grilled chicken breast, fresh green beans and salad cooking, which," she says, "I don't."Grossman used to take a more adventurous approach to cooking. That was when cooking was fun, she says.But...
In a Hurry? Check in Quickly Via Machine
The business traveler in a rush may soon be able to check into a hotel without ever talking to anyone except a machine.That's possible right now at two test sites, in Chicago and Atlanta, where Hyatt Hotels is experimenting with an electronic check-in...
Invasion of the Gringo Body Snatchers
Guatemala seems to be in the grip of a kind of mass hysteria. Guatemalans are obsessed by wild rumors that children are being kidnapped by gringos and grotesquely eviscerated for organ transplants. Newspapers have fed the frenzy by printing illustrations...
Investors: Know Your Broker before Buying Anything
Q. We received a sales call from Marsh Block brokerage in New York to buy Telefonica de Argentina. We were told it was a new issue and not listed on the New York Stock Exchange yet and was selling for $7.55 per share. We bought 300 shares.Later I called...
Irwin Retreats Then Storms to Tour Win
St. Louisan Hale Irwin, who nearly ruined his chances after six holes, recovered with a 3-under-par 68 Sunday for a record-setting victory at the Heritage Classic.He finished with a record 18-under-par 266 at Harbour Town Golf Links, 2 strokes ahead...
Israel against PLO-Hamas Cooperation, Rabin Says
Israel will strongly oppose any military cooperation between the PLO and Hamas, which has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings this month, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Sunday.The warning came amid reports that the Islamic Resistance Movement,...
It's a Joke Councilman Says That Rumors Exaggerate Stories of Brawls, Fights - and He Should Know
St. Charles Councilman Dan Foust says the rumors about his fistfight with council member Vicki White are greatly exaggerated and so are the rumors about his brawl with a drunk in a bar.Foust should know. He started both rumors in explaining how he came...
It's Blue Illinois' State Book Offers History, Facts
Get `em while they're hot, folks.Yes, the 1993-94 edition of the Illinois Blue Book - state government's traditional compilation of fun and not-so-fun Illinois facts and figures - is hot off the press and ready for distribution.And the best part is,...
Keeping Posted
ECONOMIC PERFORMANCEMissouri Ranks 32nd; Illinois Finishes 41stMissouri finished 32nd among the states in economic performance in the latest study by Kemper Securities. Illinois ranked 41st.Missouri scored high in employment growth and home sales. It...
Kiel to Retain Part of Past Elegance
Sixty years almost to the day after St. Louis civic leaders launched two weeks of lavish entertainment to open Kiel Auditorium and its adjoining Opera House, Judson Perkins grabbed a flashlight and hard hat to tour what's left to be preserved."There's...
Labonte Posts First Victory in Five Years
Terry Labonte ended a five-year absence from victory lane, overtaking St. Louis native Rusty Wallace with 28 laps to go Sunday and winning win the First Union 400.Labonte last won a Winston Cup event July 30, 1989, a streak of 135 races. That day, he...
Lafayette High Swimmer Named Missouri's Best
Two Lafayette High School seniors led their team to a second-place finish in the Missouri State Swim Meet in February.And coaches at the meet selected one of the students, Mark Carlson, the Missouri Swimmer of the Year among high school students.The...
Leftovers Can Add Up to a Rice Idea for Salad
RICE, BEANS AND chorizo usually add up to a delicious, long-simmering stew or soup. However, the mix is also excellent when served cold as a salad.As curious as it sounds, rice, bean and chorizo salad is a great dish. First of all, it transforms leftovers....
Man on Probation Gets Five Years Drug Case Was Center of Controversy in '93
A man on probation in a drug case has been sentenced to five years in prison because he did not notify his probation officer of his new address.Kim T. Cook, 34, was sentenced Thursday by Jefferson County Circuit Judge John L. Anderson in Hillsboro.Last...
Man Starts Aids-Awareness Crusade African-Americans Need to Be More Aware, He Warns
EMZY SMITH of St. Louis is a man with a mission. He has AIDS and doesn't care who knows it.Smith, 40, who is black, says, "I'll go anywhere at any time to talk about AIDS."That's because many blacks believe they're somehow immune to the disease or that...
Many People Are out of Touch with Their Politicians
If the politicians are supposed to be out of touch with the people these days, it can also be said that the people are out of touch with the politicians. Consider the matter of so-called unfunded mandates.These are rules and requirements decreed by Washington...
Marconi Awards Honor the Best in Radio Advertising
The St. Louis Radio Association presented its Marconi Awards recently to honor the best in local radio advertising. More than 300 entries were submitted in the 27 categories for the 13th annual awards. Among the winners:Best of Show (and Best Public...
Mayor Bosley's Productive First Year
Freeman Bosley Jr. has capped his first year as mayor with a budget that reflects some of the wishes of most city residents. Among other initiatives, he wants to hire 100 extra police officers, spend more for housing and expand recreational programs...
Mayor to Appoint Study Panel for Home-Rule Charter
Crestwood Mayor Patricia Killoren will take the first step toward home rule for the municipality by appointing a committee to study the issue.Killoren will make her appointments at the next meeting of the Board of Aldermen on April 26. If Crestwood chooses...
Military No Longer a People's Army
One reason the United States found it necessary to carry out air strikes in Bosnia is that a week earlier Washington had said it would not do so.On Easter Sunday, Defense Secretary William J. Perry had said on television that U.S. forces would do nothing...
Miller Says He's Ready to Return
Blues winger Kevin Miller skated in the pregame warm-up Sunday at Reunion Arena and proclaimed himself fit to play. Nonetheless, he sat out the first game of the National Hockey League playoffs."I told them I was ready today, but they want to be safe,"...
Monday Memo
If, like us, you are a fan of the offbeat television show "Northern Exposure," you remember when WALT went berserk a few weeks ago by overindulging in the use of a lighted visor. His friends had to make an intervention to save Walt by taking away his...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Duck!That white projectile that just whistled past your head was a baseball. A baseball hit by a major-league player. Another home run.OK, we're exaggerating a bit. But baseballs are flying out of ballparks at an alarming rate. PHIL ROGERS of the Dallas...
Naval Academy Cookbook: Proof Is in the Galley
IF YOU WANT to know whether too many cooks spoil the broth, ask the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy.In the kitch- excuse me, galley of King Hall, the academy's main dining room, some 144 cooks and 18 bakers prepare humongous amounts of food each...
New Anti-Pollution Plan May Put Brakes on Driving
In parts of California, people can't cut grass with two-cycle lawn mowers because of anti-pollution regulations.In some areas, back-yard barbecuers can't use lighter fluid to start their fires. And there are no drive-up windows at fast-food restaurants...
New Pancakes Flip for Risotto
I ENJOY THINKING about food and, of course, eating. And I love the challenge of trying ingredients in new ways.For instance, a friend recently brought me a bag of dried tomatoes from her farm in Sonoma County, in northern California. Although these are...
No Daggers Allowed on Your Plate
I WAS SITTING IN THE splendor of Baltimore's Citronelle restaurant savoring forkfuls of roasted duck with bordelaise-cinnamon sauce and taking sips of a knock-your-cuff-links-off red wine, Autard '89 Chateauneuf Du Pape, when - suddenly - a crumb appeared...
No Second Thoughts, Torre Says Alicea's Starter but Pena Applying Heat
Who's on second?Today, it's Geronimo Pena.But only temporarily."Second base is (Luis) Alicea's," Cardinals manager Joe Torre said. "He's just been injured."Except after missing two games because of a sore leg, Alicea said Sunday, "Yeah, I told him I...
Notebook
Don't Hold The MSG</P><P>MSG won't make you sick. So say some doctors who've debunked the theory that the flavor-enhancer monosodium glutamate can cause you to become ill.</P><P>In 1968, a doctor who experienced temporary numbness...
Now Is the Time to Start on Next Year"s Tax Return
By now, you've probably squeezed every last deduction out of your 1040 form, put the whole mess in the mail and are hoping to put it behind you.But before you pack the forms and receipts away for another year, take a few minutes to squeeze a little benefit...
Obituaries
Richard L. MooreRichard L. Moore, 41, of Troy, died Thursday (April 14, 1994) at St. Luke's Hospital in west St. Louis County.Mr. Moore was a self-employed appliance repairman.The funeral was Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Troy, with burial at...
Officials, Firm Reach Apparent Accord
Cottleville officials and Star Concrete may have reached a settlement in the seven-year dispute between the city and the company.City Attorney Charles Neidner declined to comment on an agreement with Star Concrete, 5291 Highway N. However, Star Concrete...
One Man's Path to Blossoming at Middle Age
IN AN EFFORT to gracefully slide into middle age, I planted flowers last fall.Let other members of my generation wage a silly battle against aging, I thought to myself. Let them ride bikes and go roller blading and do all the other strenuous activities...
On the Road: Navigating, in a Roundabout Way
LIKE A LOT of American men, I don't need maps.Whether the destination's cross-town or cross-country, my unerring sense of direction gets me there.I'm not sure where this ability comes from. I dropped out of Cub Scouts before we studied compasses, and...
Pacers Pop Pistons, Clinch Playoff Berth
Byron Scott scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Indiana Pacers to a playoff-clinching 104-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.The loss was Detroit's ninth in a row. Indiana, which clinched an Eastern Conference playoff...
Panel Reviews Concerns over Frazier School Site
Brentwood residents concerned about the potential development of the Frazier School property saw some of their concerns addressed last week when the city's Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that part of the property be preserved as green space.Fischer...
People
Stormin' Norman has some unfinished business from the war against Iraq's SADDAM HUSSEIN."I wish that we had blown up Saddam's statue," retired U.S. Gen. H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF said Saturday in Kuwait. He was referring to a 30-foot-high statue of Saddam...
People to People
Wanted: Volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAS) who will speak up for officially abused, neglected or abandoned children. Their mission is to ensure through advocacy that these children have a safe, healthy and stable home, free...
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