St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 25, 1993

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15-Year-Old Girl's Letter of Quest for Happiness Hits Home
THE LETTER CAME on four pages from a spiral-bound notebook. It was written in that stylized handwriting favored by girls in their mid-teens, with flourishes on many of the capital letters, fancy cross marks on the t's and exuberant loops on the o's."I'm...
1918 Epidemic Was a Killer
"I had a little bird,Its name was Enza.I opened the windowAnd in-flu-Enza."THE doggerel above was widespread 75 years ago as the worst epidemic in history ravaged the United States. The Spanish Influenza, as it was dubbed after its alleged origin (the...
2 Mayors Talk on Possibility of Light Rail
Mayor Ben Uchitelle of Clayton and Mayor Janet Majerus of University City have begun to discuss the possibility of light rail in St. Louis County's central corridor.Both mayors have left the door open for light rail in their communities.Both mayors said...
2nd Case Alleging Police Violation of Civil Rights Filed
A second civil rights complaint has been filed against police in Valley Park.City officials are investigating a complaint by Don Hesit, 533 Vest Street.Alderman Dan Adams, 1st Ward, gave no other details concerning the alleged incident. Adams is chairman...
Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: I keep reading letters in your column from natural mothers who don't want to be found by the children they gave up for adoption.Every time I read one of those letters, I feel both angry and hurt. Angry because of the selfishness of these women,...
A Change of Philosophy Trigger Jays' Success
The building of the Toronto Blue Jays as two-time World Series champions began on Nov. 26, 1990.That day they ventured into the free-agent market for the first time on a large scale, lavishing a three-year, $6.3 million contract on lefthander Ken Dayley.Dayley,...
An Angel in the Kitchen
IN ADDITION to being a wife, a mother and a talented cook, Mary West is an angel.She doesn't admit to being the latter, of course. She prefers to think of herself as simply "a professional volunteer." But as far as her friends and co-workers at SHARE...
Anglican Head Makes Appeal for Non-Churchgoers Carey Urges Warmth toward Fearful
The Archbishop of Canterbury came to St. Louis Sunday and told the story of a poor, single "mum" named Liz who longed to go to church but was afraid.He used the anecdote to urge Episcopalians here to warmly invite others to worship services.The archbishop,...
Another Bad Sign for Missouri
In a decision that rebuffs a city's right to regulate billboards, the Missouri Court of Appeals has ruled invalid a St. Louis ordinance capping the number of outdoor signs. The court ruled the state law regulating billboards does not allow cities the...
Apple Bars Prove Popular
WHEN SHEILA A. Kramer of Bridgeton wrote us in search of the recipe for her husband's favorite apple pastry, little did she know how popular the recipe was.More than 30 of you sent in versions of these apple bars, which feature a layer of cornflakes...
Area Briefs
BIATHLON Bobby Williams of St. Louis and Karen Kokesh of Chesterfield won the men's and women's division titles in the 1993 Kingsbury Summer Biathlon National Masters Championship.Both are members of the adidas Summer Biathlon Team from St. Louis and...
Aristide Is Essential to Haitian Solution
In his futile effort to defrock Bill Clinton as commander in chief, Sen. Bob Dole also registered a negative opinion about President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the exiled leader of Haiti.Dole's disdain for Aristide was implicit in his statement that he...
Art, Horses Appear on Arena's Horizon Blues to Go Away, but Not Debt Payments
With the St. Louis Blues set to skate into the new $170 million Kiel Center next year, the city is under pressure to sell the Arena, which the team will be leaving.So far, at least the St. Louis Art Museum and a group promoting a national equestrian...
At a Glance
PRACTICE DOESN'T MAKE PERFECT Tampa Bay's Buccaneers put in a good week of practice, according to their coach. In fact, Sam Wyche said the Bucs usually are a good practice team.</P><P>But maybe somebody should tell the Schmucks (er,...
A Taste of France to Savor
AFTER SPENDING a few days in France, I am ready to eat more lemons, use less ice and to generally reform my eating habits.Typically, you come back from a trip to some faraway place or even from a two-week visit with an eccentric relative and can't wait...
Avis Tries Harder on Car Navigation System
Before too long business travelers behind the wheel of a rented car in a strange city may find they've got a talking map to get them where they're going.The idea of satellite-fed, on-board navigation devices in cars has been kicked around for years....
A Younger Visiion for Country Shows
ON cable's Nashville Network, it's out with the old and in with the not-as-old, but peppier. Lorianne Crook, 36, and Charlie Chase, 41, are the new hosts of "Music City Tonight," while Ralph Emery, 60, ends a 10-year-plus run as host of "Nashville...
Beepers Let Mall Shoppers Know Their Pizza's Ready
California Pizza Kitchen is bringing beeper service to its customers at the St. Louis Galleria Food Court. The restaurant is using 60 pagers to let customers know when their table is ready, allowing patrons to shop within a 20-store range covering two...
`Benedict Arnold' Betrays Saints Again
Bobby Hebert, the Cajun quarterback, called Louisiana home all his life and the New Orleans Saints the home team for the last seven years. But he showed no regard for his old mates Sunday.He was booed and battered, but he was a winner."It's a big win....
`Best Friends' Helping Girls Follow Dreams Programs Aim to Build Self-Esteem, Self-Reliance
Starlene McDuffie knows dreams can come true. Starlene, 12, had dreamed of visiting the nation's capital.In July, she and five other participants in Girls Inc., a youth organization, lived their dreams by visiting Washington, D.C., for three days."Washington...
Bid for Doors Ok'd over Objections Exterior Replacements Approved despite Losing Bidder's Allegations
The Francis Howell School Board has accepted the bid of a St. Louis firm for replacement doors over the objections of another bidder who says the specifications were improperly drawn.The board voted 4-3 to accept a bid at $61,824 from Caldwell Contracting...
Big Green Homeowners' Growing Preference for Tall, Full Trees Taking Root
Impatient homeowners, eager for instant landscaping, buy trees so large the root balls could fill a washing machine.</P><P>"People know what they want," said David Sherwood, owner of Sherwood's Forest-Exotica Plants in west St. Louis County...
"Black Spider' Makes Frisky Leap to Stage
Operas for children are usually written by adults. And as often as not those adults have well-intentioned but misguided ideas of what really appeals to kids. Judith Weir is a notable exception.The Scottish composer was still in her early twenties when,...
Blast Came Too Soon, Ira Says Member Was among 10 Killed by Bomb
A bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army in a busy Protestant shopping district went off sooner than planned, and police said on Sunday that an IRA bomber was one of the 10 people killed.The outlawed Catholic group said it bungled the attack in west...
Blue Jays Are Champions by a Close Shave
Forgive the Toronto Blue Jays for going to the barbershop, washing on a regular basis and chewing nothing stronger than bubble gum. Forgive them for working in Canada and living in SkyDome, the Biosphere II of baseball stadiums.Forgive them for being...
Board Pondering Problems of District's Student `Distribution'
Already faced with crowding in some of its schools, the Affton School District will be expected to deal with more students in the 1994-95 school year, according to enrollment projections.The district has 2,591 students this year. Of those, 2,186 are...
Body Image Large Women Are Just as Concerned about How They Look as Their Thinner Sisters
WHO'S more concerned about thinness and body image, bigger women or thinner women?</P><P>It's a tie, according to Myra Dinnerstein, a research professor of women's studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson and a self-described "fat"...
Brian and Megan Iverson: Hey Kids, Let's Put on a Play!
It's true - Brian and Megan Iverson of St. Charles have merged their theatrical talents in a brother-sister project this Halloween. Brian is the writer and Megan the director of a play entitled "Happy Halloween." The play will be performed at 3 p.m....
Briefs
NATION NEW YORK Abdel-Rahman To Have NY Jail `Suite'</P><P>The government is spending about $12,000 to build a two-room jail "suite" for Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman.</P><P>Besides the standard bed, sink and toilet, Abdel-Rahman...
Buffalo Stumbles but Still Manages to Ground Jets
The red zone had the Buffalo Bills offense singing the blues Sunday. So Darryl Talley and the defense came to the rescue.Talley's 61-yard interception return in the third quarter gave the Bills their only touchdown as they beat the New York Jets after...
Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Donna Miller has opened Split Ends, a full-service hair and nail salon, at 4036 Butler Hill Road in the Butler Square Shopping Center. Phone: 314-894-5566.</P><P>Financial Engineering Center Inc. has been opened...
Businessman Takes Lumps; a Tow Jumps
CHARLIE MICHELS is having the last laugh.Again.And that bit of fun might cost you $325 the next time you get towed.Michels owns American Recycling, for the time being the most famous towing operation in St. Louis.It was Michels' trucks that hauled away...
Busy Mayor: Selph Realization Sets in Running City Keeps Ex-Officer on Run
While Ron Selph was spending more than 20 years as a cop in Granite City, he says he was certain the mayor knew everything that was happening in the Police Department.But after almost six months as the city's new mayor, he now knows that isn't so."There...
Car Dealers Aid City Revenue
O'Fallon's west end appears to be on its way to becoming a new car shopping mecca.And municipal officials are watching with delight - they like seeing the sales-tax revenue roll in.Three major dealers are now established near the interchange of Interstate...
Care Service Plans Biggest Meal Ever Food Baskets Set for Thanksgiving
The Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service expects to take delivery on 16 tons of turkey and seven tons of potatoes next month in what promises to be the not-for-profit agency's most ambitious Thanksgiving meal give-away.Frank A. Conrad, chairman of the agency's...
Choosing the Right Mutual Funds to Rally Round
Last week in this column, I passed along some general guidelines for selecting a mutual fund. Actually, that advice was aimed at the first rule of making money: not losing it.Choosing a mutual fund is often a process of elimination. Otherwise, it's like...
Chunky Applesauce with a French Accent
WHEN APPLE season arrives, the delightful aroma of a popular apple dessert wafts from many kitchens in France. You can smell the apples cooking with a little butter, sugar and either lemon, vanilla or cinnamon.Some call this mixture apple compote, while...
Citizen Group to Ask for Tax Hike Hearing
A citizens' group has planned to use this week's meeting of the Chesterfield Fire Protection District Board to ask the district to hold another hearing on a tax increase.Royce Engel, a member of the Chesterfield Association for Informed Residents, said...
Committee to Support Riverboat Gambling
A group of Chesterfield residents and businesspeople have organized a committee to campaign for a proposal that voters will consider Nov. 2 to allow riverboat gambling in the city.The group is called Chesterfield One: Committee for Economic Recovery....
Consumer Board Part of Insurance Proposal
Illinoisans could form a board to represent them before state insurance officials and to monitor insurance companies under a plan unveiled by the state treasurer.Treasurer Patrick Quinn, a Chicago Democrat who is considering a run for governor, said...
Cooking Tips
MADE BY drying grapes in the sun or by other methods, raisins and currants have a high concentration of sugar, which makes them very sweet and a good source of energy. They're also a good source of iron. For cooking or snacking, you'll find several varieties...
Corporate Donors Tighten Purse Strings
As fund raisers go begging to big St. Louis corporations, they're finding money tight and corporate executives in a mood to demand results.Companies, facing slow profit growth and rising competition, are holding back on corporate giving. And with more...
Couple's Art Displays Fulfillment in Life Together
If art is a reflection of life, the marriage of Kate and Ken Anderson appears to be exceptionally balanced one. Their collaborative efforts, currently showing in Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville's University Center Gallery, mingle the recognizable...
Critics Strike out as Gaston Delivers Back-to-Back Titles
Let's hear what the critics have to say about Cito Gaston, now.Let them criticize his moves. Let them second guess all they want. He's the guy sitting with two World Series rings. He's the guy traveling in the company of some of the game's most renowned...
Debate Still Alive on Rewarding Managers' Performance
Clearly, the idea that investors in mutual funds should reward good performances and penalize poor ones does not rule the industry.Most fund managements receive a flat fee from investors each year, and only a small group of managers are paid a bonus...
Delicious Spaietzle: Don't Call It a Dumpling
DUMPLINGS ARE an unfortunate victim of America's love affair with pasta. You can serve broad-noodled fettuccine with flair, or plump little pillows called gnocchi to great applause. After all, it's virtuous to eat more starches. But try serving dumplings,...
Depression Affects Teens, Adults, Elderly
Dear Open Mind: I read and hear so much these days about people of all ages (teens, adults and the elderly) who feel depressed. Some say they've been depressed all their lives; others say they are depressed about their job, marriage or life in general....
Disability Insurance a Key to Good Estate Planning
Disability insurance is an often overlooked major component of the estate plan of a young two-career couple.In one respect, disability insurance may be even more necessary than life insurance. Consider this difference: A deceased spouse is no longer...
District Tournaments Start for Area Girls Volleyball
The excitement level of girls volleyball will pick up dramatically this week as district tournaments get underway around the area.Many questions will be answered as the postseason unfolds. Will the Duchesne Pioneers begin their quest toward another Class...
Driving Carefully for Deer Life on Rural Roads
THE DARK WOODS closed tight against the shoulders of Illinois Route 152 on a drizzly autumn evening of a half dozen years ago, and mine seemed to be the only car on this lonely stretch of two-lane outside DuQuoin.The reflections caught my eyes first....
(Dr.) Tom-Tom While Osborne Wins, Critics Keep Drumming His Image
He has won more games than any other coach in Big Eight Conference football history, more than all but two active major-college coaches. He never has won fewer than nine games in 20 seasons and only once - one time in 251 games - has he lost to a losing...
Even Kroenke's Family Is in the Dark about NFL Plans
The last hope for an NFL expansion investor in St. Louis remains as much a mystery to football fans today as he was last week when his name first emerged as a possible lead investor.Stan Kroenke (pronounced "Cronkey") has grown from co-owner of a single...
Even the Best Entrepreneurs Need Good Sales Skills
Q. A couple of years ago I started a leading-edge computer company that designs and markets interactive software. Although I have a great product, I have a hard time persuading clients to buy my services. hHow can I strengthen my sales skills?A. Most...
Fall Favorites
SOME OF THE best things about fall are candied apples and caramel popcorn balls.</P><P>Or is it caramel apples and candied popcorn balls?</P><P>Actually, it's all of the above.</P><P>The recipes are simple. The assembly...
Finding Comfort by Phone Tense Drivers Find Relief by Staying on the Line
If you're afraid of driving - really, really afraid - a trio of researchers at St. Louis University might have a prescription for you:A car phone.Two psychologists and a social worker found that some people who suffer from driving phobia can conquer...
Forecast: Flu
THE COUNTRY is bracing for a bad, and perhaps early, influenza season.Every flu season is unique. But this year's strain of Type A Beijing flu is expected to be particularly widespread because it has the potential to infect anyone who does not receive...
FTC Seeks Data from CD Firms
The Federal Trade Commission reportedly has targeted six music companies and ordered them to produce documents about their CD pricing policies.The companies are MCA Music Entertainment Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Bertelsmann Music Group, EMI...
Gambling on the Riverfront
With the imminent arrival of riverboat gambling, sites along the St. Louis riverfront are becoming more valuable by the day. The city could reap millions of dollars from these ventures, if it plays its cards correctly. Alas, members of the Board of Aldermen...
Gm, Union Agree on Pay, Benefits
General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement Sunday on a new three-year labor contract that offers higher wages, richer pensions and fully paid health-care benefits.UAW officials said the agreement is similar to...
Good Knights! Howell North Hands Howell Its 1st Defeat
Francis Howell North High football coach Tom Cella believes that every victory is special.</P><P>If that's the case, Friday's game has to go into the extra-special category.</P><P>"I'm just so proud of these guys," said Cella,...
Green Bay's Sharpe Attack Slices through Tampa Bay
The Green Bay Packers found another way for wide receiver Sterling Sharpe to attack a defense Sunday.Sharpe caught four touchdown passes from Brent Favre in the Packers' romp over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and also lined up at quarterback for two plays...
Grown Kids Tell What They Need
WHEN children grow up, the parent-child relationship is destined to change. When both are adults, it's time to change the way they relate and communicate. This, however, does not come easily.Last week in this column, parents told what they want from...
Horse Products Popular for People
Q: My pharmacist thinks I'm nuts. I've been looking for a shampoo and conditioner called Mane 'n Tail and a nail strengthener called Hoofmaker. My daughter used them at riding camp last summer and says they were great, making her nails and hair grow...
Housley Makes Points His Skill Offsets Mcsorley's Brawn
It's one of those unresolvable questions that sports fans spend forever trying to resolve.Phil Housley or Marty McSorley?The debate was joined in the flesh for the first time Saturday, when Housley led a Blues rally for a 3-3 overtime tie against McSorley...
How to Give and Get Help
To Offer Help</P><P>To volunteer:</P><P>Salvation Army needs volunteers at least 14 years old to unload and sort supplies at its Wright City warehouse. Call (800) 404-8052 or 745-8051.</P><P>St. Charles County Emergency...
Illini Comeback Brings Cheers and Tears Victory Is 1st at Michigan in 27 Years
Watching Illinois play Michigan over the years will make one a little cynical.After all, Illinois hadn't won at Michigan Stadium since 1966. The Illini hadn't defeated Michigan anywhere since 1983, when a Mike White-coached team beat the Wolverines 16-6...
Illini Postscripts
BEST & WORST</P><P>BEST QUARTERBACK: Illinois sophomore Johnny Johnson came of age Saturday in the 24-21 victory over Michigan. He flawlessly ran the offense designed by coordinator Greg Landry. Johnson threw a 17-yard touchdown pass...
In the Doghouse over Real Bad Advise
Dear Readers: Pass the humble pie. I'll eat a big slice with a side order of crow. I have barely recovered from the clobbering due to my ignorance about cows, and now I'm in big trouble with pet owners.Not long ago, I advised "Mark's" girlfriend to immediately...
Karl Monroe, 78; Editor of Collinsville Herald
Karl L. Monroe, writer and editor of the Collinsville Herald for more than 50 years, died Saturday (Oct. 23, 1993) at his home in Collinsville, apparently after a heart attack. He was 78."He was a devoted newspaperman in many ways," said Irving Dilliard,...
Keep Faith, Speaker Tells Abortion Foes More That 1,000 from Area Parishes Attend Archdiocesan Pro-Life Convention
Abortion foes should have faith in their movement despite setbacks during the pro-choice Clinton administration, a spokeswoman for the National Conference of Bishops said Sunday.The woman, Helen Alvare, was the keynote speaker at the Archdiocesan Pro-Life...
Keeping Posted
LANGUAGE Imcera Doesn't Mince Words</P><P>Have you looked at any annual reports lately? Notice how all the bad news is reduced to a few innocuous phrases or buzzwords?</P><P>Not so with Imcera Group Inc., whose recent annual...
Kroenke in, Mcnair out of NFL Bid Columbia, Mo., Businessman Takes over Today, Sources Say
It's Stan Kroenke or bust for the St. Louis expansion effort.Sources have told the Post-Dispatch that businessman Robert C. McNair of Houston dropped out of the running Saturday to be lead investor in the revamped St. Louis NFL Partnership.Apparently,...
Kroenke to Head NFL Bid New Group of Investors Might Not Include Clinton
It's not official until today, but the deal that couldn't get finished apparently is finally done.Sources told the Post-Dispatch Sunday night that Columbia, Mo., businessman Stan Kroenke will be introduced today as the new lead investor in a new ownership...
Landlord Unfair, Some Mobile Home Residents Complain
Some residents of the Glengate Estates Mobile Home Park in O'Fallon have complained about unfair treatment by their landlord.The landlord, Don Collier, says the complainers are a few people who have not paid their lot rent on time.But Laurie Wood told...
Late Detroit Field Goal Ruins Debut of la Rookie QB Rubley
It was a storybook debut by Los Angeles Rams quarterback T.J. Rubley, except Rodney Peete and the Detroit Lions rewrote the ending.Rubley replaced struggling Jim Everett and threw two touchdown passes to tie the game with 1 minute 52 seconds remaining...
Levee Repair Set to Begin This Week
St. Charles County officials and representatives of levee districts in the area were heartened on Friday to hear that emergency repairs are scheduled to begin this week on levee breaches in the Consolidated North County Levee District.Danny Kluesner...
Main-Dish Pies Cook Fast in the Microwave
READY IN under 30 minutes, these main-dish pies from the National Dairy Board are loaded with cheese, yet a serving is under 300 calories.Mexican cheese-rice pie is quiche-like but with more interesting textures. Cooked brown rice bound with egg makes...
Mammograms Save Lives
As a breast cancer survivor, I have great concern over the portion of the Clintons' proposed health-care plan that deals with mammograms. To cover the cost of mammograms only every other year for women over 50 is inadequate. The administration has expanded...
Many in City Favor Redevelopment Plan Involving Light Rail
In Clayton, a redevelopment proposal is drawing mostly rave reviews.Planners outlined the long-range plan last week to residents, city officials and business people.The plan suggests:Construction of light-rail stations at the county government center...
Many on Medicaid Here to Be in Hmos by '95
In a major change in how health care is provided for the poor, about 150,000 people on Medicaid in St. Louis and St. Louis County will be placed in health maintenance organizations by 1995, state officials said Sunday.The plan is in line with goals of...
Many U.S. Hotel Rooms Now Coming with Breakfast
Among the amenities of international travel that Americans have learned to love is having breakfast included in the price of a hotel room.Travelers to Europe know that, virtually everywhere, the hotel-room rate includes anything from a cup of thick coffee...
Martial Music Marshals Many Military Memories
LAST MONTH, FORT Leonard Wood, Mo., saluted 20 Germans who had been held there as prisoners of war in World War II.The paper sent me to cover the affair. In my story, I wrote that a formation of American soldiers had stood at spit-and-polish present...
Mashed Potatoes Whipped into Shape
EACH OF these recipes are low in fat and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. The chili powder, fresh basil and sun-dried tomatoes add distinctive flavors - you'll never miss the high-fat butter and cream used in traditional mashed potato recipes.CREAM...
Mayor Not Catering to Youths, Critics Say Turner Defends New Civic Center Lease
Kinloch Mayor Bernard Turner is defending the city's decision to lease the city's civic center to a catering firm run by a former alderman who has served a jail term.Turner told about 100 residents last week that leasing the building to P and P Catering,...
Metcalf Hits 2 `Homers' as Cleveland Defeats Pittsburgh
Bernie Kosar is back. Vinny Testaverde is out. Eric Metcalf made history. The Cleveland Browns are alone in first place, and they're in better position for a run at the playoffs than they were even in their glory years in 1986 and '87.Other than that,...
Metcalf Hits 2 `Homers' as Cleveland Defeats Pittsburgh
To Eric Metcalf, it was the bottom of the ninth inning, his team was trailing by a run and Mitch Williams was pitching."I kind of felt like Joe Carter," Metcalf said after he returned two punts for touchdowns, one a team-record 91 yards and the other...
Middle Class Lost in Squeeze World
Back in 1991-92, the anger building across the country produced a pattern of middle-class political radicalization that reached from David Duke to Ross Perot - and to Bill Clinton, if you listened to his campaign promises. Now, the middle class is facing...
Miller's Ot Goal Lifts Capitals over Oilers 3-2
Kelly Miller's goal at 1 minute 26 seconds of overtime Sunday night gave the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over Edmonton, sending the Oilers to their fifth consecutive defeat.Washington won its third consecutive game, and first on the road after...
Mirer, Black and Blue, Engineers Last-Minute, Winning Td Drive
The New England Patriots made life tough all day for Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Rick Mirer. Still, they didn't make it tough enough at the end.Mirer, with the poise of a seasoned veteran, drove Seattle 54 yards in 14 plays and threw a 1-yard...
Missing Refs Leave 1,500 Fans Hanging
To that question which has long haunted humanity, "What if they had a football game and no officials showed up," comes an answer.First, a frantic search is launched for replacement refs while a sellout homecoming crowd sits and fidgets.Second, Saturdays...
Mizzou Postscripts
BEST AND WORST BEST HALFTIME ADJUSTMENT: Nebraska led Missouri 21-7 at halftime, then stomped the Tigers 28-0 in the second half.</P><P>The difference in Nebraska, apparently, was less a matter of tinkering than a matter of motivating....
Mogadishu Braces for Clan Violence
Submachine gunfire crackled across central Mogadishu Sunday on the eve of a march involving tens of thousands of people, a demonstration that threatens to explode into clan violence.In an hour-long firefight Sunday over a water connection, two people...
Monday Memo
It's written in the stars.October is not a good month for laying off your employees, according to ROSEMARY NEAR, business psychic. The Sarasota, Fla., counselor makes "weather predictions" about the business climate.People in the workplace are crabby...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
JOE CARTER openly wept the day he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays from the San Diego Padres after the 1990 season.He's gotten over it. While there still are endless lines at customs and the taxes can make you dizzy, Carter has turned the Blue Jays...
Neon Conspicuously Absent
As the United States presented demands this week for Japan to open its market to foreign automobiles, the American car considered to have one of the best chances of succeeding here was conspicuously absent from the Tokyo Motor Show.</P><P>Chrysler...
New Proposal by Aristide Foes Leaves U.N. Hopeful, Cautious
U.N. officials welcomed a peace proposal by opponents of Haiti's exiled president. But the diplomats said Sunday that the army and lawmakers had to move faster to restore democracy - or else.A U.N. spokesman said the proposal by a group of Haitian lawmakers...
N.J. Election May Send Clinton the Wrong Message
Keep an eye on the New Jersey gubernatorial election next month. The outcome could have a big impact on the course of the nation's economy and politics for the next few years.If Democrat Jim Florio can overcome huge early odds and win re-election, President...
No High for Insects
Botanists have long noted that coca plants, from which cocaine is extracted, have few insect pests. Now, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have learned the reason: Cocaine scrambles the brains of insect predators. It does this by augmenting...
`Nothing to Hide' on Tuition Aid 14 Legislators List Names, Deny Scholarships Are Gifts
Sen. Vince Demuzio gave a tuition waiver to a county board member's granddaughter so she could attend Southern Illinois University.Sen. Denny Jacobs gave waivers to a county clerk's nephew and a former alderman's niece.Rep. Jan Schakowsky gave one to...
Now Is Time to Make Your Tax Moves
Halloween is a good time to be prepared. A basket of candy at the door to ward off tricks, and a browse through your portfolio to avert other horrors - unexpected taxes on your investment income.Take the time now to review investment actions you expect...

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