St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 25, 1994

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3 Businesses, Neighbors Fail to Resolve Dispute
An attempt by the Valley Park Board of Aldermen to ease tensions between residents and three businesses failed at a recent meeting as the neighbors continued to battle.Last month, the board voted to send letters to Tri Star Tires; Metro Sweeping; Elastizell,...
7 Slu Basketball Games Are Set for National TV
St. Louis University's basketball team won't find much intimidating about its 1994-95 schedule. But Charlie Spoonhour, ever talking like a coach, cautions his Billikens not to take anything for granted."If we can play it, we can get back to the NCAA...
Anaheim Butts in on Hunt for Rams
As of Wednesday, St. Louis and Baltimore officially have another competitor for the Los Angeles Rams football team.Namely, Anaheim, Calif., the current home of the team. Co-chairmen Jack Lindquist and Leigh Steinberg of the Save the Rams group met with...
Animal Doctor Seniors Need Help Taking Care of Pets
Dear Dr. Fox: Recently, an 11-year-old wrote to you saying he was interested in working with animals and would happily walk dogs. Quick, man, send that kid to the nearest senior citizens' center.The hardest part of caring for a dog when you're 60-plus...
August: Too Much of a Good Thing Trim Annuals, Stake Peppers-Or Go on Vacation
Garden got you down? Weeds taking over, pests eating it up, heat too intense, not enough water, too much water? You could always go on vacation - if you could bear returning to even more chaos in the yard.The mid-August garden blues are a common phenomenon.Even...
Bake Sale Mrs. Alison's Cookies Bought by Canada's Beatrice Foods
Mrs. Alison's Cookie Co., based in St. Louis for 55 years, will be sold to a Canadian firm. The 275 employees at the Overland office and plant are expected to remain at work here.The buyer is Beatrice Foods Inc. of Toronto, whose dairy and bakery operations...
Baseball Strike Is a Major Boost for Some in Minors
Baseball fans are still filling up the parks despite the strike, albeit in places like Bowie, Trenton and Kane County instead of Baltimore, Toronto and Kansas City.Boosted by nice weekend weather and some extra advertising, minor-league attendance has...
Belleville Teen Center Is Moving Helpers Include Offenders in Sheriff's Work Program
The Belleville Area Teen Center is moving - with lots of help from teen-agers, parents, community groups and even a few people in trouble with the law.Drug and traffic offenders who are on probation or working off fines are pitching in to get the new...
Beyond Mr. Chavis
The NAACP preserved its reputation and integrity by firing the Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. as executive director. Now it has the tall order of finding a replacement who is both true to its core values and who reaches out to young blacks who think the...
Bistro Has Something for Everyone
FIRST YOU NOTICE the undulating black wrought-iron railings climbing to the floor above. Then more wrought iron, starkly angular, that is formed into chairs, stools and shelves.The slick tile, smooth wood, dark marble and pale, creamy walls reflect points...
Board Cuts Expenses More Than $500,000 to Avoid 6 Cent Tax Hike
The Mehlville School Board has slashed more than $500,000 in expenses so that teachers and other employees will not have to forgo regular pay increases tied to years of service and advanced academic degrees.The cuts, which total $551,000, include:- $350,000...
Bond, Danforth Part on Crime Gop Senators Differ on $30.2 Billion Bill
Missouri's two Republican senators split Wednesday over the $30.2 billion crime bill, with spending on crime prevention programs the major disagreement.Sen. John C. Danforth said he supported the bill, even though he was among about 40 GOP senators reported...
Books on Tape
"SHOT IN THE HEART" By Mikal Gilmore (4 hours, abridged, BDD Audio, $22)</P><P>On Jan. 17, 1977, a firing squad at Utah State Prison put an end to the life of convicted killer Gary Gilmore. It was one of the country's most celebrated...
Bridgeton Residents Sue Airport, City Buyouts Not Offered for Noise Control, Homeowners Claim
Residents of a subdivision in Bridgeton have sued Lambert Field and its owner, the city of St. Louis, accusing them of buying out homes in bad faith.At issue is whether the airport has bought out the homes under its noise-reduction program, as the airport...
Briefs
ILLINOIS MASCOUTAH School Employees Give Notice Of Intention To Strike</P><P>Teachers and other employees in Mascoutah public schools have voted to file an intent-to-strike notice with the school district.</P><P>Illinois...
Briefs
NATION ALABAMA Trailers Serve As Classrooms After Fire</P><P>Students began their fall term Wednesday in Wedowee in trailers parked outside a high school that was heavily damaged by fire after months of racial tension over the principal's...
Cafe Provencal: A Bit of Southern France in Clayton
FOR the restaurant writer, like the diner, Paradise is a site where excellent meals are available for modest sums. If $20 for a four-course meal, prepared with skill and imagination, sounds modest enough, then Cafe Provencal is a touch of Paradise in...
Carbonneau: Spoonful of D in Blues' Cup-Board
The Stanley Cup has a nice ring to it, and Guy Carbonneau wears it with pride on his right hand.The ring bears an emblem of the Stanley Cup studded in diamonds and is one of two owned by the Blues' newest player. Carbonneau, 34, won them with the Montreal...
Catcher with Ponytail Fits in at Series
Krissy Wendell used to play on a softball team with other girls. She didn't like it."They weren't very aggressive," Krissy said. "They would duck every time I threw them the ball."If you saw how hard Krissy throws, you'd duck, too, no matter what your...
Chicago: Class of '69, and Then Some
BEING compared to yourself is perhaps one of the negative aspects of surviving in rock music over an extended period of time. In recent years, that certainly has happened to the brass-driven octet Chicago.For a band that has been pumping out hits since...
Church Lends a Hand Tools, Know-How on Way to Flood Victims
Have power washer, will travel.The St. Louis Family Church has 11 power washers - as a matter of fact, which by now they will have taken to the flood victims of Albany, Ga. Also heading south will be power pumps, generators, drills and saws. Plus wheelbarrows,...
City Plans to Manage Its Own Road Projects, Save Money
St. Peters hopes to save money on road projects by acting as its own project manager.Finishing projects more quickly and saving money is the goal of the program, says City Administrator Robert R. Irvin. He said St. Peters had saved about $300,000 on...
City Retains 8-Cent Tax; Medical Building Gets OK
Florissant has retained an eight-cent property tax rate for the third consecutive year. An ordinance establishing the rate was approved by the City Council Monday night. The rate will be included in property tax bills payable by Dec. 31.In 1992, the...
Closed School Board Meeting to Take Up Cheating Allegations
Allegations of cheating by school officials on a state-required test for students will be discussed at a special meeting of the Lincoln County R-4 School Board tonight.The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the administration office, 701 Elm Street, in...
Compression May Cause Ice-Cold Feeling in Limbs
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 59, a woman of average build and fairly good health. My problem is that I wake up at night and my right arm and shoulder feel like a block of ice. When I try to move the arm, it is painful. Recently, I read that this ice-cold feeling...
Congressmen to Tangle in Oklahoma Senate Race
Two veteran congressmen, Dave McCurdy, a Democrat, and James M. Imhofe, a Republican, easily won their primary contests Tuesday to earn the opportunity to face each other in November for the U. S. Senate seat being vacated by David Boren, D-Okla.Boren...
Council Oks Day Care Center Expansion
Expansion of the Abundant Life Center's day care facility, 8333 Fullerton Avenue, has received approval from the University City Council.As part of the expansion plans, the center will be required to plant 20 trees on the property before the end of the...
Country Kicks & Hot Licks
On a mission to check out new St. Louis nightspots, we wound up at two that couldn't have been more different. A Little Bit of Texas is a high-kicking country-Western club in Earth City. Lyrics is a sophisticated jazz and supper club in the Central...
Crafty Woodcarvers Create Beauty, Cut Problems Down to Size
MEMBERS of the Seasoned Eye Woodcarvers solve the world's problems and forget their own as they carve each Monday and Wednesday morning at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center.Carver Stan "Red" Cross says he's never met a friendlier group."They're always...
Crime Bill Means a Booming Business for Area Gun Shops
Sales of assault-style weapons are increasing in area gun shops in the face of potential passage of the $30.2 million anti-crime package and repercussions from the Brady Law passed in November."Everyone's been buying them," said Henry Marshal, owner...
Crush on the Continent
DAVID STROUGHTER may find himself temporarily confined to the culturally tame environs of Detroit, but in the head of Majesty Crush's lead singer, he's still in Europe and romance is in the air."I take a walk down the Champs d'Elysees/A taxi ride to...
Dolphins Want Spark, Not Flare-Ups, from Cox
As another season approaches, Bryan Cox still struggles to temper his tantrums.The Miami Dolphins' linebacker from East St. Louis, Ill., who made shouting and shoving matches a bad habit last year, pledged to change his ways at the start of training...
Don't Tell Women They're Helpless
Are men beasts who batter millions of women a year? Or are women just as beastly and just as likely to beat up their male partners? Ever since O.J. Simpson was transformed from affable celebrity to known wife-beater and murder suspect, a curious battle...
Easterners' Ignorance Appalls These Iowans
(Ann Landers is on vacation. The following column is a past favorite.) Dear Ann Landers: This is for the Canadian who was upset because so many ignoramuses in the United States knew nothing about Canada.(He said people in Alabama thought Canadians were...
East Timor - a Tale of Oppression in a Small, Faroff Place
Even in a world with Rwanda and Bosnia, the cruelty at East Timor has been horrifying: an invasion by a foreign army that has killed as much as a third of the population.East Timor is half of an island 300 miles north of Australia, so remote that Indonesia...
Edwardsville Teachers Vote to Strike over Pay
Teachers in Edwardsville went out on strike early today, after the school board refused to go to binding arbitration on salaries. The vote was 256-12.Classes in the district had been scheduled to start today. But Jon Davis, the president of the teachers...
Equality Is More Than Space for Diaper Changes
AT A RECENT dinner party, a lawyer acquaintance brought up her latest work: defining restroom equality for women.Now, I take this issue very seriously, as does anyone who has ever been to a place where the only facilities allowed to them are so few that...
Espy Took Tickets, Billed Government for Super Bowl Trip Secretary Saw Visit as `Official' Because of Smokey Bear Tribute
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy accepted $900 in Super Bowl tickets but later reported their value at only $350. Although a private museum paid for his seats, Espy billed the government for the rest of his two-day trip because Smokey Bear was honored...
Ethanol Gets Boost from Federal Rule
Illinois' ethanol industry is expected to gear up for expansion because of new federal rules requiring that the corn-based fuel be used in almost a third of the new, less-polluting gasolines by 1996."This removes a great big cloud that's been out in...
Falling for Color
YOU DON'T have to tell St. Louis women about color.They've been wearing brights, pastels and other intriguing hues right through the '80s, even with that decade's penchant for the anticolor that is black, worn with, well, more black.Sure, St. Louisans...
Fear Not the Helpless Giant
Government, like other situation comedies, is in summer reruns. On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon, addressing the nation about the U.S. "incursion" into Cambodia, warned that the United States dare not be perceived as "a pitiful, helpless giant."...
Florida State May Feel Impact of NCAA Suit
The NCAA sued the Florida Board of Regents Wednesday, seeking to void a state law that has prevented it from acting on the eligibility of several Florida State players who took part in an illegal shopping spree.The National Collegiate Athletic Association...
Former Priest Accused of Seduction in Lawsuit
A woman from Godfrey has charged that a former priest in Madison County seduced her into having a sexual relationship when she was 15.The woman, Carol J. Eason, 42, filed an 11-count suit in Edwardsville charging that Robert Dodd, now a lawyer in Champaign,...
Frampton Can't Fill American Theatre
PETER Frampton, the top act of 1976 with the largest-selling album of all time, performed at the American Theatre Tuesday night and didn't fill the venue. v But WFrampton still performed at the top of his form as a reminder that the past was not merely...
Fresh Eyes Stark Photos Capture City Scene
WHILE the month of August has blown the doldrums into most galleries, Stein Gallery has seized this moment to introduce three young St. Louis photographers.All three seem to be finding out what they want to say while couching their messages in terms...
General American to Buy Xerox Unit
Hoping to make a big splash in the annuity business, General American Life Insurance Co. plans to buy an insurance arm of Xerox Corp.St. Louis-based General American said Wednesday it would buy Xerox Financial Life Insurance Co., based in Oak Brook Terrace,...
Gop Candidate Takes Pledge on Taxes
The Republican challenger for state senator in the 56th District said Wednesday that he has signed a pledge to vote against tax increases and is asking the incumbent to do the same.Challenger David Tanzyus of Collinsville said at a news conference that...
Granny Power Older Residents Are Giving Love Where It's Needed
Five St. Louis grandmas claim that their job comes with the best perk ever.Every morning when they arrive at work, seven or eight children, shouting with joy and demanding hugs, engulf them in a wave.The women work at Family Haven, a Salvation Army homeless...
Group Protests Wild Horse Plan to Commission
One-acre lots or more.That was the rallying cry of the well-orchestrated group of Chesterfield residents - most of whom live in the far western part of the city - who stormed City Hall Monday night to protest development along Wild Horse Creek Road.The...
Hopes Dim for Health Care Overhaul
With Congress entangled in the crime bill, the clock is running fast against prospects this year for overhauling the nation's health care system.The White House and Democrats continue to put the best face on hopes for passing health care legislation...
Hot Putter When Price Swings `the Fat Lady,' It's Over
Imagine the reaction of the board of directors at Ram Golf upon learning that Nick Price - their numero uno staff player, not to mention the hottest commodity in world golf for the past two years - had forsaken the proven and respected Ram Zebra putter...
Hutu Attack Ends Try at Repatriation
The United Nations suspended efforts to repatriate Rwandan refugees Wednesday after Hutu extremists mobbed the first group to agree to be brought home: game scouts from the country's famed gorilla reserve.One tracker was almost killed in Rugari, a village...
In Final Scrimmage, Tigers Will Position Themselves for Starting Spots
As many as a half-dozen starting positions remain in contention as the Missouri Tigers enter today's final preseason scrimmage at Faurot Field. After today, though, first-year Mizzou coach Larry Smith says the starters will be "etched in stone.""Personnel-wise,...
Interco to Split 3 Ways Plans Spin-Off of Florsheim Shoe
Interco Inc. of Clayton announced plans Wednesday to split into three companies in an effort to separate its furniture and shoe businesses.The company wants to spin off its Florsheim Shoe Co. to existing Interco shareholders and to sell 16 percent of...
It Figures: Girls Improving on Sat Tougher Courses Helped Females' Math Scores Rise
Cynthia Curry says she became fascinated with math when she took algebra in eighth grade.She went on to excel in six more math courses at Metro High School in St. Louis, where she graduated with honors in June.Students like Cynthia Curry help explain...
It's the New Length, but Will It Sell?
WHO WILL wear it?Sharon Stone won't. Neither will Amber Valetta, who swears it's for old geezers.Bianca Jagger says it's neither here nor there and, besides, you have to worry too much about shoes.On the other hand, Diane Von Furstenberg thinks it's...
Jobless Rate for Three Counties Dips Lower St. Charles Leads the Way despite Lapse in GM Work
The unemployment rate continues to drop for St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties, according to the Missouri Division of Employment Security.Randall Clark, analyst for the division, said this week that the unemployment rate for St. Charles County...
Judge's Car Crash Brings Charge of Drunken Driving
A Dade County circuit court judge was charged with drunken driving after her car hit a tree stump and she drove off - prompting witnesses to follow her, call police and finally snatch her car keys when she stopped at a red light, police reported Tuesday.Margarita...
Jury Convicts Man, 40, on 4 Forgery Counts
A jury deliberated one hour Tuesday before finding Jesse James Snider, 40, of the St. Louis area, guilty of four counts of forgery. Circuit Judge Donald A. Dalton will sentence Snider at 11 a.m. Oct. 28.Forgery normally carries a maximum sentence of...
Kellwood Adds Apparel Firm
Kellwood Co., a perennial browser for acquisitions, has found another company to add to its fold - Halmode Apparel Inc. of New York.Kellwood said Wednesday it has a definitive agreement to buy Halmode, which makes several lines of clothing for women.William...
Kenny Wallace to Drive Irvan's Thunderbird
Robert Yates Racing, a team beset by misfortune, has hired former St. Louisan Kenny Wallace to take the place of injured veteran Ernie Irvan at the NASCAR Winston Cup race Saturday in Bristol, Tenn."Kenny Wallace represents just the combination we need,"...
Kenny Wallace to Drive Irvan's Thunderbird
Former St. Louisan Kenny Wallace was called on Wednesday to fill in for injured Winston Cup star Ernie Irvan, who continues to improve from severe head and lung injuries suffered in a crash last weekend.Wallace, 31, who has raced in two Winston Cup events...
Kiel May Get Arena Football Blues Would Own, Run Expansion Team
St. Louis may have an expansion football team in 1995 after all. One that will play indoors.One that will play in the . . . Arena Football League.The Arena League announced Wednesday that St. Louis was a "top candidate" for a 1995 expansion team. Unlike...
Lab Test for Redevelopment Plan
The Food and Drug Administration's laboratory here is one of those low-key federal installations whose benefits to the region don't become obvious until they are threatened by relocation plans. The city's political and business leadership should make...
Logjam Wood Business Goes against County's Grain Tree-Cutter Told to Chuck His Wood
Felix Nau has until the day after Labor Day to get rid of roughly 1,000 truckloads of firewood.If he fails, he could go to jail.From his house about a mile west of Interstate 270 and Big Bend Road, Nau operates a tree-cutting and firewood business. For...
Mass of Caladium Makes Splash of Subtle Color in Area Garden
Every year I buy a few caladium bulbs for my under-the-trees garden. These fancy leaves are great for containers or may be grown directly in the ground. My favorite is White Christmas, which has white leaves with green veins, but I also like some of...
Mazda Hoping for Jump Start - from Ford
There's nothing wrong with Mazda Motors Co. that a little Yankee ingenuity can't fix.At least, that's how investors in Tokyo are calling it.They've bid up stock in Mazda by almost 40 percent this year, placing their faith in a company that has said it...
M-Fest: Players Pick the Players
NEXT MONTH, the big news on the alternative scene is, of course, the second annual Mississippi River Music Festival. It's sponsored by the Riverfront Times and put together by the folks from Austin's South by Southwest, the state-of-the-art example of...
Milan: Beauty and the Beasts
AT THEIR fall showings, Giorgio Armani was simply beautiful, while Karl Lagerfeld did a wild mix of fake and real furs for Fendi. Mr. Softy: At a press conference before his show, Giorgio Armani said he believes the time is right to "seek out a new...
Missing Owner Hinders Plan to Raze Damaged Building
Berkeley officials want to demolish a building on Wabash Avenue that was heavily damaged by fire, but are unable to find the building's owner.The fire, in January, destroyed the building in which the Caribou Corp. was a tenant.Berkeley Public Relations...
Morning Briefing
Auto-Plant Shutdown Skews Goods Report</P><P>Orders for expensive manufactured goods tumbled unexpectedly in July, taking their largest fall in 2 1/2 years because of temporary auto-plant shutdowns and a drop in aircraft orders, the government ...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Enough of the Deion Derby. Enough! Isn't it asking too much that we're forced to endure this guy in his test-pattern suits. If DEION SANDERS weren't a 200-watt bulb, what has he ever done that would make you notice him? The Deion auction is wearing...
Muegge Rd. Residents Fight Plan to Raise Speed Limit
More than 30 residents who live near Muegge Road pleaded with the St. Charles City Council on Tuesday night to abandon a plan to raise the speed limit on the road to 40 mph from 35 mph.Many complained that they had been in the council chambers several...
Murphy Brown Revisited
Former Vice President Dan Quayle heads back to San Francisco on Sept. 8 to make a speech that's being billed as "The Poverty of Values - Part II." This address comes nearly two years after Mr. Quayle delivered part one, called the Murphy Brown speech....
Mystery, Humor, Politics: `First Gentleman' Has It All
A WOMAN is elected president of the United States - why is this funny? Because, of course, her husband is then the first lady, or rather "The First Gentleman" (8 p.m. Saturday on Channel 4).In this pilot for an hour-long comedy-drama that could make...
Navy Base Labors to Keep Up with Influx
On the shores of a lush Cuban bay that Christopher Columbus traveled to and pirates once ruled, U.S. Marines are digging in for the onslaught of 40,000 Cubans.Those Cubans are arriving aboard U.S. warships, and the weary Marines are digging latrines,...
Neighbors' Protests Help Keep Walkway Open
Many residents of a Kirkwood neighborhood containing a pedestrian walkway spoke at a recent City Council meeting against its proposed removal.Council members voted 5-2 against the proposal. Councilmen Charles Fuszner and Richard Byrd voted for the bill....
New Anti-Crime Team Debuts like Gangbusters
It didn't take long for a new St. Louis police anti-crime team to see its first action.Two detectives with the Violent Crime Task Force, a 21-member undercover unit that went into action this week, arrested four of five young gang members allegedly involved...
New York for Fall: Moving Right Along
SUI TURNS ON the neon, Kors takes the A-line and, at McFadden, the pleat goes on.Michael KorsMichael Kors is a man with a minimalist point of view, and he knows how to deliver it.In his fall collection, he stays true to his beloved camel hair, leather...
North Siders to Get $30 Million in Homes
NEW HOMES: Minority construction tycoon W.A. Thomas says he is a consultant to four neighborhood groups wanting to build $30 million in single-family homes on the North Side. "The money is coming from HUD, the Missouri Housing Development Commission...
Oakland Offers `Homeless' Seahawks Shelter
In another effort to fill the stadium abandoned by the Raiders a dozen years ago, the city of Oakland, Calif., has offered the Oakland Coliseum to the Seattle Seahawks while the Kingdome undergoes roof repairs.The Seahawks may not have a home stadium...
Pagano `Congenial,' Then Seized a Gun Sheriff Says Suicide Was So Sudden Officers Couldn't React in Time
William N. Pagano pulled out a gun so fast that five officers couldn't stop him from killing himself in his home Tuesday, says Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer."It was spontaneous," Boyer said Wednesday. "We didn't have time to react."Boyer was asked...
Penguins' Lemieux Expected to Sit out Season
Mario Lemieux is expected to make official in a few days what the Pittsburgh Penguins have known for weeks: He's not going to play hockey this season.Although Lemieux isn't ready to announce his retirement - he will take a fully paid, $3 million sabbatical...
People
Anything for attention: Esquire magazine says People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is reaching into the great beyond for celebrity endorsements.The magazine says PETA is seeking permission to use two of its former supporters in ads.One ad would...
Peru's President Fires First Lady Dispute between Fujimori, Higuchi Seems as Much Political as Marital
President Alberto Fujimori has removed his wife, Susana Higuchi, from the post of first lady in the latest chapter in the couple's highly public marital dispute.In a five-minute nationwide television address late Tuesday night, Fujimori said he was forced...
Peru's President Fires First Lady Wife's Ambition, `Unfounded' Charges Made Action Necessary, Leader Insists
President Alberto Fujimori has removed his wife, Susana Higuchi, from the post of first lady in the latest chapter in the couple's highly public marital dispute.In a five-minute nationwide television address late Tuesday night, Fujimori said he was forced...
Players, Owners Discuss Issues Hours of Talk Stirs Agreement for More Talk
Baseball's first bargaining session in nearly two weeks ended Wednesday with no progress in settling the players strike, although both sides agreed to continue talking.Sitting around a large, U-shaped table, players and owners stated the positions that...
Players, Owners Face off Hours of Talk Stirs Agreement for More Talk
Baseball owners and striking players met Wednesday and failed to advance labor negotiations any further than their negotiators had in the previous two months.The most positive development that emerged from a session in which a dozen owners and club executives...
Players' Study Claims Owners Underestimated
Major-league baseball's team owners have underestimated their potential profits for this year by between $150 million and $240 million, according to an economic analysis commissioned by the players association.The 65-page report, obtained this week by...
Price Ignores Stitches, Shoots 64 in Series Warm-Up
Nick Price, playing with 12 stitches in his back, shot a 6-under-par 64 Wednesday in the pro-am leading to the World Series of Golf.Price, whose career year has led him to the top of the world golf rankings, underwent surgery in his doctor's office Aug....
Property Tax Rates Won't Change in '94
The Jennings property tax rates for this year will remain the same as last year - $1 for general revenue and 18-cents for police and firefighter pensions. The rates are for each $100 of assessed valuation.The city's projected revenue for this year is...
Question: To Dress or Not to Dress?
IT IS NOT likely that the one-piece dress will replace the jacket with skirt or pants as the most important part of a woman's wardrobe by fall.Still, the jacket or suit has been around so long, it is not unreasonable to expect that something will come...
Ragtime Jazz Slated for Goldenrod 4-Day Festival to Celebrate Summer's End
Many ragtime jazz fans and instrumentalists who play traditional jazz from the 1920s and '30s were born before World War II - but not all.Fran Ellison, 39, plays banjo in Talk of the Town, an all-female trio consisting of Ellison, pianist Marsha Bilderback...
Ramage's Stock on the Rise in Post-Nhl Career
He was a bright guy, a studious sort who could have flourished in college. But at 19, he was already working - far from home, toiling with hardened men and taking on some grim tasks.Rob Ramage was a Birmingham Bull, a big, strong defenseman playing for...
Rate Floor on Savings Bonds Targeted Government Favors Floating-Rate System
The Clinton administration wants to eliminate the guaranteed 4 percent minimum rate paid on Series EE savings bonds and go to a floating-rate system, congressional aides who spoke on condition of anonymity said.The proposal is part of the U.S. plan to...
Recordings
"DISAPPEAR FEAR" disappear fear (Philo)</P><P>It would be so easy not to like disappear fear's latest album.</P><P>The self-titled disc is full of those strident folk-protest "message" songs that wore out their welcome in...
Recordings Reissues
"DO THE BOOGIE!: B.B. King's Early '50s Classics"(Flair/Virgin)</P><P>This 20-song set is the latest reissue to come from Virgin's deal with the British label Ace. It captures B.B. King in his Memphis days, when he was so hot he had...
Rec-Plex to Pull Own Financial Weight, and Then Some
The proposed $41 million budget for St. Peters calls for the city to do a little bit better than break even on the Rec-Plex in the coming fiscal year.The recreation complex, which opened this summer, is expected to bring in $1,698,975 - including $699,975...
Religious Freedom for Girl Scouts
Imagine living in a country where you are forced to pray to a God you don't believe in. Where you are asked to ignore, or even silence, your own spiritual beliefs. Where someone else has the right to dictate the very word you use for God.Sound un-American?...
Report: Toxic Waste Dumps on Minorities Study Used Zip Codes to Identify Injustice
A United Church of Christ study disclosing that many toxic dumps were in minority neighborhoods spawned the environmental justice movement.A new study being published today based on ZIP codes and census data says that despite that 1987 study alerting...

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