St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 9, 1993

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4,500 Bound for Middle School in Fall
This fall, about 4,500 students in the Rockwood School District in far west St. Louis County will attend middle schools instead of junior high schools.This means that those students in the district will go to school with students in grades six, seven...
52 Elderly Residents Return to Home, Dry, Safe and Sound
Fifty-two elderly and sick residents of Community Care Center of Lemay returned home Sunday, after a week of camping out at another nursing home in Ballwin.Their predawn evacuation, carried out under the threat of explosion at a nearby propane tank...
7 Sewer Subdistricts Approved; Council Puts 8th on Hold
The Arnold City Council has approved seven new sewer subdistricts. But construction will not begin on the sewer projects until bids can be sorted out.An eighth subdistrict is on hold until officials determine what it will be called. The subdistrict was...
Aba Opposes Limits on Damage Awards
HEALTH-CARE REVISION is a good idea, but limiting damage awards to victims of medical malpractice is not the way to hold costs down, say lawyers attending the American Bar Association's annual meeting."I've never found any victim who has been seriously...
Aba Opposes Limits on Damage Awards Urges Cuts in Administration, Not Settlements
HEALTH-CARE REVISION is a good idea, but limiting damage awards to victims of medical malpractice is not the way to hold down costs, say lawyers attending the American Bar Association's annual meeting."I've never found any victim who has been seriously...
Abigail Van Buren
Dear Abby: Some time ago, Janice Wingard described smokers as "amicable and gracious." Don't make me laugh! How about selfish and inconsiderate?Why does Ms. Wingard think we need legislation in order to protect the rights of non-smokers who wish to breathe...
Aldermen Assail Mayor in Dispute over Shop Permit
An angry exchange between the mayor and a group of aldermen led to the early adjournment of a meeting last week of the Pacific Board of Aldermen.Three of the city's six aldermen claim the mayor used intimidation to keep them from speaking out about a...
Aldermen OK Spraying by County to Fight Mosquitoes
Bellefontaine Neighbors is bugged, and the Board of Aldermen aims to stop the invasion. The aldermen have decided to allow St. Louis County to spray for mosquitoes in the flooded areas of the city until the pesky problem diminishes.Before the decision...
Aldermen to Help Get Property Easements
In the next three weeks, Byrnes Mill aldermen will be visiting residents in their wards, but they won't be campaigning. The aldermen will be asking residents for property easements to run sewer lines connecting their homes to the city sewage system.The...
And Now, Warnings on TV for Grown-Ups
SO THE television networks have decided that it's time they help parents distinguish between what's watchable for their kids and what isn't with its new APAP (Advance Parental Advisory Warning).The problem is, it's just for children and ignores grown-ups.If...
Any Cook Can Be a Book Critic
HOW DO you know if a cookbook that receives a lukewarm or great review might be conversely great or lousy for you?Go to a bookstore, look through the cookbook and check the same things the reviewers do.In giving the book a quick once-over, consider:How...
A Palette of Sweet Peppers Brightens Dinner Plates
JUST A FEW years ago, sweet peppers signified one type - green bells. Thankfully, now you can buy red, yellow, orange, purple and even brown sweet peppers. When you substitute these colorful varieties for the more familiar green bell peppers, they brighten...
Area Briefs
BASEBALL</P><P>The Valley Park Cardinals, in the 15-16 age division, won the silver medal in the Show-Me State Games. Team members are: Scott Barnett, Tim Siebe, Shannon Bowen, Scott Webster, Kenny Brown, Shaun Moran, Shawn Whitney, Ayman...
Artist Recalls Long Life of Music, Art
The home of Marian Grunbaum, 98, has black cloth splashed with American Indian design on a tabletop, plus a set of modern leather chairs in black.The home also has Spanish tile, a Danish rug, a Peruvian pillow, Mexican pottery, Japanese wood sculpture,...
Aspirin Interactions Not Alway Clear
Q: I read in your column that aspirin can react with other drugs including Tenormin and Vasotec. My doctor prescribed both for heart trouble. Since I also take aspirin daily, I asked my doctor if there would be a problem. He said he had never heard...
Attack Kills 4 Americans in Somalia Clinton Promises Action after Ambush of Convoy
President Bill Clinton promised Sunday to take "appropriate action" after Somali gunmen ambushed a U.N. peacekeepers' convoy and killed four Americans - the heaviest loss of U.S. life since American troops landed in Somalia in December.Reacting as he...
Balloon Excursions Take Heat
GLIDING over the Serengeti plain in a hot-air balloon just after dawn, I looked down to see a family of giraffe. The animals, looking up at the balloon, were running."How beautiful," I thought, admiring their long-legged grace. A few minutes later, wildebeest...
Bargain Style: Designers and Discount Teaming Up for Bigger Market
Geoffrey Beene opened his first women's outlet in Gilroy, Calif., recently, debuting a sporty, reasonably priced collection designed specifically for the outlet.Donna Karan opened an elegantly appointed outlet for men and women tucked discreetly among...
Benefits of Trimming Deficit Are Already Wiped Out
A funny thing happened on the way to trimming the budget deficit - the savings that are supposed to occur may be wiped out by an economy that's doing a lot worse than Washington expected.The nation's economy grew at an average of barely 1 percent in...
Bengals Lose Boomer but Have a Bomber Klingler Hopes to Find Explosive Touch
David Klingler has Boomer Esiason's job. And he has Boomer's number.But will the proud Esiason, traded to the New York Jets after nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, get the last laugh on Klingler?"He's going to have to duck a lot to be honest...
Bigfoot 4x4 Sues, Says Firm in Branson Owes for Rides
Bigfoot 4X4 Inc., the St. Louis company that originated monster trucks, has sued a company in Branson, Mo., for $48,444. Action Mountain of Branson Inc. had contracted with Bigfoot to sell passenger rides in a modified Bigfoot.Action Mountain built a...
Board Votes to Seek State Help to Pay for Flood Relief
The city of O'Fallon will seek financial assistance to help pay some of the costs incurred by flooding.The Board of Aldermen approved a resolution Thursday directing City Administrator Patrick Nasi to file an application with the State Emergency Management...
Bosley Backs Effort for Flood Relief Reiterates Support for Police, Education
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. was tired and unshaven. Bosley had stayed up all night helping with evacuation and flood problems in the city, including the breakaway of the Burger King riverboat. He also had been campaigning for a sales-tax measure that eventually...
Bret's Intensity Hits Venezuela by Surprise
Tropical storm Bret lashed the Caribbean coast with unexpected fury Sunday, triggering mudslides and floods that killed at least 99 people in shantytowns around Caracas.Enrique Aponte, director of a morgue in the capital of Caracas, said most of the...
Briefs
NATION NEW YORK STATE Girl, 11, Is First To Die From Outbreak Of Rabies</P><P>The death of Kelly Ahrendt, 11, has been confirmed as the first rabies fatality in New York state in almost 40 years, officials said Sunday.</P><P>The...
Briefs
NEW YORK Girl, 11, Is 1st Death In Rabies Epidemic</P><P>The death of Kelly Ahrendt, 11, has been confirmed as the first rabies fatality in New York state in almost 40 years, officials said Sunday.</P><P>The virus has reached...
Brinkmanship Game: It's Serbs vs. NATO at Sarajevo
Bosnian Serbs made new promises Sunday to withdraw their forces from two mountains near Sarajevo as NATO plans for air strikes moved toward final review.U.N. commanders and Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic announced that the Serbs would withdraw today...
Bugged by Mosquitoes? Just Wait
WHEN the rushing flood waters subside, prepare for another deluge - a regular torrent of mosquitoes."They're already here," some of you may say. And that's true.But wait till next spring - and the year after, and the year after that, say bug experts...
Building a Mega-Hospital in St. Louis
Health-care administrator Fred L. Brown aims to apply the delicacy of a surgeon in his new job of melding two major medical networks into one.He started the operation June 2 when officials completed a deal to combine Barnes-Jewish Inc. and Christian...
Business-Travel Deductions Face Stiff Test
Some kinds of deductions always drive the Internal Revenue Service up the wall. For instance, baleful bureaucrats become suspicious and demand a detailed accounting when business travelers journey to meetings or conventions at plush resorts or exotic...
Cards' Pitching Improves as Important Trip Looms
The Cardinals, after losing 2-1 to the Chicago Cubs Sunday, departed for four games in Pittsburgh and three in Montreal with a sense of urgency.</P><P>"On this home stand, the pitching was better," Sunday starter Donovan Osborne said....
Cards Take Fading Hopes on the Road
It was so quiet in their clubhouse, you could have heard a dream drop.The somber Cardinals played with their food on their paper plates, pushing little piles of pasta and chicken around, as if they'd find some answers under the linguini.It was late Sunday...
Charges of Sex Abuse by Teachers Up over Half of 61 Challenges Filed by State Involve Abuse
Charges that teachers have sexually abused students are increasing in Illinois and now make up more than half of the 61 challenges to teachers' certificates filed by the State Board of Education, says a lawyer for the board.Robin Cona, the assistant...
Check out This List of Sale Items to Save Money Month by Month
We are becoming a nation of cheapskates.I don't mean that in a bad way; quite the contrary. Mary Hunt, who publishes the "Cheapskate Monthly" newsletter, defines a cheapskate as "a very classy and dignified individual who saves consistently and spends...
Children Blame Her for Abusive Father
Dear Open Mind: I spent a lifetime living in hell with an abusive husband who beat me unmercifully the entire time I was married to him, even while pregnant. He also sexually abused me and molested two of our daughters. He caused me to have miscarriages,...
Chinese Salad Is Packed with Flavor
IT'S TRUE that her father owned a restaurant, so heredity might have had something to do with Linda Navetta's affinity for cooking. But she blames the E-Z Bake Oven she played with as a child for making her the dessert lover that she is today."My brother...
Chinese Velvet Chicken Brings Back Memories
THIS RECIPE for chicken velvets dates back about 20 years, report several alert readers who copied it for B.J. McCullen of St. Louis. "Perhaps I should start making this again, now that I have rediscovered it," wrote Rosemary Ehrstein of Belleville.Other...
City Might Join Fenton in Suit to Block Sales-Tax Law
Because of an omission in the new state sales-tax redistribution law, Hazelwood officials are considering supporting Fenton in its effort to have the law declared unconstitutional.Under the law, a portion of the sales-tax revenue from wealthier St. Louis...
Civil Air Patrol Is Air beneath Wings of Flood-Relief, Emergency Efforts
Civil Air Patrol volunteers from 21 states have put in countless hours on flood duty - including more than 1,500 hours in the air - since the Air Force auxiliary was asked for help four weeks ago.The patrol has flown more than 425 flights during the...
Clinton Budget Plan Wasn't Only Choice
Thomas Hobson ran a rent-a-horse agency for the hard-riding scholars of Cambridge, England. His system was not customer-friendly: renters could take only the next available horse, thereby saving wear and tear on the more popular models. This led the...
Colts Coast to Victory for Schieni League Title
With a linuep that included the top two scorers in the Larry Schieni Memorial League, the Colts were expected to do well in the girls summer basketball league playoffs.Player/captain Chris Young wasn't so sure."This game really worried me," Young said....
Contemplation of Water Brings Back Memories
I'D HEARD ABOUT my grandmother's farm at Valmeyer since I was a kid, but I had only seen it once, as a child peering through a car window at a vacant expanse that seemed to have neither bounds nor purpose.Then, through the magic of probate, I became...
Council Ponders Updating, Enlargement of City Hall
Black Jack City Council members struggled this week with how best to enlarge their cramped City Hall while making it accessible to the handicapped.Council members considered a report from Stephen Knarr, a project manager with WVP Corp., which outlined...
Cowboys Can't Kick about Tie
The Dallas Cowboys can breathe easier about their quarterback situation. It's the kicking game they can worry about now.Lin Elliott missed three field goals in overtime Sunday as the Cowboys settled for a 13-13 tie with the Detroit Lions in the American...
Cows Can Sleep Standing or Reclining
Dear Readers: They may never let me back in the state of Iowa, and I would not blame them.I made a major gaffe that has produced a ton of mail, most of it from the Midwest, where I was born and raised. A reader who asked about "cow-tipping" said cows...
Crafted Santas Bring Christmas to Woman, Buyers Year-Round
Christmas comes to Cynthia Jones' house in Pacific every day of the year.Santas from the 19th century march across shelves in an antique corner cupboard. From time to time, a replica of an antique St. Nicholas dries on a kitchen counter.Jones, 39, collects...
Crest Is Gone for Good Water Drops a Foot Here in 24 Hours
On Sunday, the crest of the Great Flood of '93 swept past Cape Girardeau, Mo., past Cairo, Ill., and into history.</P><P>"The worst is over," said Maj. Randall Carden, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers.</P><P>That's...
Crispy Potato Chicken for Flavor with Less Fat
JANE FREIMAN, New York Newsday restaurant critic and member of the ProjectLEAN team of food professionals, keeps a close eye on the New York restaurant scene. "In New York," she says, "fried chicken is in, with one difference. It's not fried." She likes...
Cubs' Hibbard Cuffs Cards Chicago Wins Rubber Game 2-1
The Chicago Cubs made their last appearance at Busch Stadium this season especially irritating for the Cardinals by hanging on to a 2-1 victory Sunday before a paid crowd of 52,298.</P><P>The attendance was the second highest of the season,...
Cubs Pitcher Finally a Hit at the Plate
The strategy was unquestionably sound Sunday.The situation: Top of the sixth inning and the game tied 1-1. A Chicago Cubs baserunner, Sammy Sosa, on second. Two outs. Cardinals pitcher Donovan Osborne facing the eighth man in the Cubs' batting order.The...
Cuts Considered for Medicare, Social Security Curbs Called `Reasonable Thing'
With a deficit-reduction package approved, the Clinton administration and congressional Democrats promised Sunday to push for additional spending cuts later this year, including a new look at Social Security and Medicare programs.Vice President Al Gore...
D'arcy Leading Flood Relief Ad Campaign
D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles is spearheading an effort by local advertising firmsto mount a national advertising campaign to help raise funds for Operation Noah's Ark, the Salvation Army's flood relief effort.D'Arcy is donating its services to create...
Debate on Utility Tax Rebate Goes Nowhere
The Maryland Heights City Council tackled the city's utility tax rebate ordinance for the first time at a regular council meeting last week.And they didn't get anywhere.Councilmen Norman Rhea and Michael Moeller jointly sponsored a bill that would have...
Defendants Quizzed on Legal Needs
People charged with crimes in Tazewell County must answer tough questions if they ask the court for a lawyer.County officials have stopped taking the word of defendants who say they cannot afford a lawyer.Instead of asking a few quick questions and appointing...
Deficit Plan Has Passed; Now, on to Important Matters
After an exhausting struggle over the budget, Congress and President Bill Clinton have produced neither a mountain nor a mouse, but something closer to a small hill.The package promises merely to reduce the deficit over what it would otherwise be if...
Denver Drawing Multitudes for Papal Visit Faithful to Come from 70 Countries
UP TO 160,000 Roman Catholic teen-agers and young adults from about 70 countries will journey to Denver this week for communion with nature, one another and Pope John Paul II.When it's all over, coordinators of World Youth Day '93 hope, the pilgrims...
Divorce Support Group Is Available
Available: A divorce workshop and support group - for men and women who have been divorced for less than two years - to discuss such things as the reality of divorce, feelings of anger and guilt, self-esteem, combating loneliness and moving on to new...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: My doctor has told me I have a chemical imbalance. I am told I must be on anti-depressant drugs the rest of my life. Serotonin is the chemical missing. I know that honey, milk and bananas contain that. Will consuming those things help...
Duran Duran Mixes Flash with Color, Lots of Verve
The sight was simply absurd. There danced a man, with streams of thin plastic hanging from the rafters and wrapped around his body. Behind him, a young woman dressed in a sexy nurse's outfit mixed chemicals in large jars, achieving an effect that looked...
Duran Duran Shows Flash, Staying Power
The sight was simply absurd. There danced a man, with streams of thin plastic hanging from the rafters and wrapped around his body. Behind him, a young woman dressed in a sexy nurse's outfit mixed chemicals in large jars, achieving an effect that looked...
F-4 Airport Plan, like Flood, Will Force Residents out, Fetsch Says
A Bridgeton councilman says the effect that the flood has had on its victims is similar to that of the proposed Lambert Field expansion plan. Under both scenarios, people would be, or - in the case of the flood - have been driven from their homes.The...
Fair Celebrates `Positive Image of the Black Family,' Culture
While several hundred people picked through books, tried on colorful caps and clapped to Oliver Sain's blue beat during the Black Family Day Festival, Waleed Fields, 8, kept his mind on the hot-air balloon."I like to fly," said the boy, standing by the...
Fast Food, Japanese-Style
WHEN WE want a fast, home-fashioned Japanese meal, we turn to a simple rice dish. Japanese use deep, over-sized cereal bowls for individual servings of rice dishes. A bowl of rice with a topping is called "donburi."When dishes are more specifically named,...
Few Programs Designed to Help Disabled Entrepreneurs
Q: Recently I found out that I have a medical condition that confines me to my home and prohibits me from performing my job. I am thinking about possibly starting a home-based business but don't have any experience in small business. Is there anyone...
Flaky Tart's Plum-Good
A QUICK WAY to make a delicious plum tart is to begin by buying the puff pastry.Roll the puff pastry and shape it into a free-standing pastry shell, then fill the shell with a mixture of almond paste, eggs, lemon juice and zest and flour. Top the tart...
Flood `Benefit': Lower Property Taxes Officials Move to Reduce Assessments for Damages
Although the Mississippi and Illinois rivers are occupying some homes and businesses in the Metro East area - especially in places that have all but disappeared under the water, such as Kaskaskia and Chouteau islands - the owners can look for some relief...
Flooded Neighbors Worry and Wait for Buyout News
Jim McGuirk had flood insurance. Hank Lewallen didn't.They'd been neighbors on Convair Drive in Arnold for 20 years until the flooding Meramec River drove both from their homes last month.While McGuirk will probably recoup most of his losses, he's concerned...
Funding Legal Services Helps Everyone
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, which provides free legal services to poor people in St. Louis and eastern Missouri, is sorely needed. The benefits to the region are many, but the ability of the agency to meet those needs, given current levels of...
Gators Take Second in Aau Tourney
Michael, Magic and Scottie? Sir Charles, Mister Robinson and the Mailman?Monikers notwithstanding, forgive Mike Martin if last summer's Olympic "Dream Team" is only a faint memory for him now.Martin still is giddy about his own dream team, the St. Louis...
Hiroshima and the Future
On Aug. 6, 1945, the world awoke to a terrible era - the atomic age. From that day until only two years ago, mankind lived under the sword of Damocles: the possible imminent destruction of civilization by nuclear weapons. Given man's history of conflict,...
Home Furnishings Leaning toward Elegant Relaxation
Comfortable and casual are still the overriding themes on the home furnishings scene - but a shift toward formality and tradition is just ahead.That's the word from High Point, N.C., where more than 1,600 furniture and accessory manufacturers displayed...
Home on the Range
IF A COOKING show inspires you to get off the couch and into the kitchen, you might want to try these recipes. They were compiled by Susan Stewart of Knight-Ridder Newspapers. SPINACH AND REBLOCHON Madeleine Kamman1 cup whipping cream1/3 cup dairy...
Improvements in Child Welfare Studied
A few relatively simple changes might greatly improve Illinois' system for helping abused and neglected children, says State Rep. Jay C. Hoffman, D-Collinsville."I think everybody agrees the big problem we're having is that the child welfare system has...
Intervention in Somalia Was a Mistake
As U.S. helicopter gunships and U.N. peacekeeping forces kill dozens of civilians in Mogadishu, even some supporters of the original decision to send American forces to Somalia acknowledge that something has gone terribly wrong. The perversion of what...
Irrevocable Trust Can Trim Tax Bill
Q. I'm considering purchasing a fairly large life insurance policy to protect my wife and three children. The agent suggested that I have an irrevocable trust own the policy. The reason I'm writing to you is that I'm confused as to why using this kind...
Keeping Posted
AGRICULTURE Farmers Bale Out Farmers With Hay</P><P>Farmers from Vermont are sending two semi-tractor-trailer loads of hay to farmers in waterlogged northwest Missouri.</P><P>Some areas of northwest Missouri received as much...
`Lactation Room' Praised, Criticized
When Debbie McClurg-Hitt returned to work after giving birth to her son, she had found that taking care of his nutritional needs was troublesome.McClurg-Hitt would shift among three offices at the Missouri Department of Health to pump breast milk for...
Lawyers Ponder `Image Problem' after Protesting Beer Ad, Jokes, Legal Profession Takes Look at Itself
LAWYERS HAVE BLAMED their notorious image on everything from novels to beer commercials. But many at the American Bar Association's annual meeting are finally looking at themselves.Are attorneys' deskside manners too arrogant? Their fees too high? Their...
Leaders' Crash Helps Martin Win
It looked like another hard-luck day for Mark Martin until an accident with six laps to go took out front-runners Kyle Petty and Dale Earnhardt and gave the record-setting pole winner his first victory of the year in Sunday's Budweiser at the Glen.There...
Levees, Dams Form Base for Civilization
While most people in the upper Mississippi Valley mourn their inundated houses, farms and businesses, some commentary on the Great Flood of '93 has taken a strangely fatalistic twist - as if the Father of Waters had been made angry by the tinkering of...
Life with Monarchs Made Players Feel like Kings
Lee Moody was playing ball for a club in East St. Louis in the 1940s when the Kansas City Monarchs came knocking.The Monarchs' business manager was scouting players and someone had given him Moody's name. Moody, who had played at Tandy Park, Sportsman's...
Listen Up Books on Tape Booming, Offering Easy, Novel Break from Routine
Avid readers are all ears for books on cassette tapes."The industry is booming," said Susan Butler, of Random House Audio. "This year is going to be the year of audio."For years, consumers seeking entertainment heard books played on tapes as they drove...
Major Battle Brewing over Health Care Industry Marshals Its Forces
THE FIGHT over the president's economic plan was light sparring compared with the punches that are expected to be thrown over the next big issue on the president's agenda - his long-awaited health-care plan.Originally due in May, the unfinished plan...
Meeting the Egg Man
IT IS NOT every day you meet the chickens that laid your breakfast. That happened to me recently when I toured the chicken house at Virginia Organic Farms near Manassas. Several thousand big brown hens either squawked their greetings or came running...
Midwestern Exposure Black Expo Highlights Small Area Firms, Reaches out to Big Companies
Throwing one ball up in the air and catching it is easy. But keeping four balls in the air at the same time takes skill.</P><P>As organizers of the second annual Missouri Black Expo, Thomas R. Bailey and David E. Board have four balls...
Mize Overhauls Zoeller Quickly, Wins Buick Open
Larry Mize was not "da man" in the eyes of the fans. He was just the winner.Mize, obliterating Fuzzy Zoeller's 4-shot lead in the first four holes, shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to win the Buick Open by a stroke."It was nice to catch him early, but I...
Mize Overhauls Zoeller Wickly, Wins Buick Open
Larry Mize was not "da man" in the eyes of the fans. He was just the winner.Mize, obliterating Fuzzy Zoeller's 4-shot lead in the first four holes, shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to win the Buick Open by a stroke."It was nice to catch him early, but I...
Monday Memo
They're having quite a squabble down in the new country-music capital of the universe - Branson, Mo.The dispute is over land, which, as you might guess, is going for a higher premium each day as one country singing megastar after another sets up shop...
Monsanto Uses Genetics to Make a Better Tomato
Scientists have worked wonders with tomatoes.</P><P>They've made them bigger.</P><P>They've bred them to resist some diseases.</P><P>They've made them sweeter.</P><P>They've enabled them to better cope...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Hilton Coliseum sometimes is stunk up by the poor play of Iowa State. This year, the Coliseum didn't have to wait for basketball season.The school's 14,000-seat arena is still a mess after a July 8 storm prompted Squaw Creek to dump 14 feet of water...
Needless Obstacles Blocking Disabled
For the physically challenged, sometimes it is more than the physique that gets challenged. Sometimes your sense of pride takes a beating, too. That's how it was for Rick Douglas when he was told that if he wanted to board a United Express commuter plane...
New Japanese Cabinet Reflects Balance
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, who has promised to clean up rampant political corruption in Japan, appointed today a Cabinet that included avowed reformers, non-politicians and a record number of women.Hosokawa, who came to office at the head of a...
No Big Deal; Just 5-Hour Drive to Aid Chesterfield
Dennis Johnson came from a suburb of Indianapolis.Art Warren and Henry Grodski Jr. came from Chesterfield County, Va. They came over the weekend to lend their hands to flooded Chesterfield, Mo.Johnson, 52, an unemployed mechanic and carpenter, set up...
Not All Puckered out Seersucker's Back in Fashion and Ready to Go Anywhere, Anytime, Almost Any Way
It's difficult to take seriously any fabric with a name that seems more suited for an insect than a man's suit.But after years of exile in the summer bathrobe department, seersucker - that lightweight puckered fabric - is aiming again for a place of...
Obituary
Henry N. Mays</P><P>Henry N. Mays, 77, of St. Charles, died Friday (Aug. 6, 1993) of natural causes at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy.</P><P>Prior to his retirement he had been employed for 27 years as a factory worker...
On Guard: Fighting the Good Fight
Brian Heus joined the Missouri National Guard in the summer of '89, before his senior year at Parkway South. He was a kid, really, and he had a kid's motives for joining - a mixture of macho and money, and maybe some adventure tossed in.He never imagined...
On the Road to Prosperity: Advice for First-Time Investors
Investing takes many twists and turns through a lifetime, and what makes sense for beginners in their 20s and 30s is far different from what's best for their elders.</P><P>The 20s and 30s are realistically a time of spending, not saving:...
Oregon's Promising Health Reforms
After getting the approval of the Clinton administration, Oregon has finally drafted a health-reform plan that extends federal-state Medicaid health-insurance benefits to poor people who otherwise wouldn't be eligible for them. The law guarantees affordable...
People
Train robber RONALD BIGGS on Saturday celebrated a $7.2 million heist that has kept him running for much of the past 30 years."My dream is to be pardoned, because I love England," Biggs, who also marked his 64th birthday, told The Associated Press. He...
Planning Officials Discuss Riverboat Gambling Criteria
Maryland Heights planning and zoning officials recently discussed criteria for riverboat gambling, including sizes of possible facilities and conditions for land development.The conditions proposed by city planners would require a gambling facility to...
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