St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 24, 1994

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0-4 Essensa, Red Wings Victimized by Senators
Rookie Alexei Yashin completed a three-goal Ottawa comeback, giving the Senators a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings in a National Hockey League game Wednesday night.Goaltender Bob Essensa took his fourth consecutive loss since a trade sent him from...
1,000 Fourth-Graders Getting Training from Volunteer Accountants
Ask 9-year-old Danny Stumpf about accounting, and he'll show you an orange frisbee and green sunglasses.Stumpf won his prizes recently after successfully completing a business account sheet during a project sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Missouri...
2 Firms Accept Breast Implant Settlement
Dow Corning Corp., once the nation's largest maker of silicone breast implants, and another company agreed Wednesday to the final terms of a multibillion-dollar settlement with women who claim the devices harmed their health.Dow Corning said the success...
2 Military Planes Collide; 15 Perish All Fatalities on Ground from Falling Debris
An Air Force F-16D collided in the air with a C-130 cargo plane and crashed, spewing flaming debris on a huge transport plane on the ground.Fifteen people were killed and 62 were injured, all on board or about to board the C-141 transport. But no one...
2 Military Planes Collide; 16 Killed All Fatalities on Ground from Falling Debris
An Air Force F-16D collided in the air with another plane while trying to land Wednesday and crashed to the runway in flames.Debris from the fighter ignited a huge transport plane and skidded into a staging area filled with paratroopers. Sixteen were...
3 Coaches Want to Take a Present from Their Pasts
The City of Angels. The congestion of freeways and smog drags you down. The temblors shake you up. The spirit of Orwell lives here: The LAPD watches the citizens; the citizens videotape the LAPD. Oscar is God. Young actors die on the sidewalk. This...
5 Killed as Israelis Besiege Hideout of Islamic Militants
Israeli soldiers fired thousands of bullets and dozens of rockets into a suspected Arab terrorist hideout in a 22-hour battle that ended Wednesday. When the siege ended at midafternoon Wednesday, four Islamic militants and a woman bystander were dead.The...
6 Banks Pushing Rates Up Increase Follows Fed's Move to Avert Inflation
St. Louisans looking to buy cars, appliances or other items on credit face higher financing costs because major banks in the United States moved Wednesday to boost their prime lending rate.Consumers whose credit cards contain provisions for variable...
Administration's Reaction Muted Officials Hold Back on Criticizing Fed
Clinton administration officials refrained from criticizing the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, even as big commercial banks began raising their prime lending rates slightly to follow the central bank's decision on Tuesday to nudge up short-term interest...
Ads on Minorities Fall Short Panel Zeroes in on Marketing
Minorities are the fastest-growing U.S. demographic groups. But many companies are just starting to aim their advertising campaigns at these minorities, who annually spend an estimated $505 billion on consumer goods."The bad news is that not a lot is...
A Guide to Music Clubs
For no particular reason other than the human urge to categorize and quantify (and because it seemed like fun), here is the Calendar Guide to Music Clubs. Our choice of representative clubs is as arbitrary as our opinions. If some of your favorites...
Air-Conditioning Set for Some Classrooms
The Normandy School Board has decided to air-condition some high school classrooms that will be used for summer school rather than building a press box for the football field.Dean Phillips, finance director for the district, said bidding and installation...
Ambulance Fee Hikes Get Council's Backing
The St. Charles City Council is solidly behind a proposal to raise the city's ambulance transportation fee, a move designed to help pay for the hiring of another six firefighter-paramedics.A majority of council members said at a committee meeting on...
AMC to Keep Showcasing Movie Heritage
FOR nearly 10 years, American Movie Classics has been a welcomed stopover in the cable jungle for true lovers of motion pictures.Unlike premium services such as HBO and Showtime, you don't have to pay a 10-spot or so to get AMC. And unlike most other...
A Rent-Free Apartment Would Solve Problems
Dear Percy Ross: I'm being evicted from my apartment. I'm 30 years old, and my son is 19 months old. Although I'm receiving public assistance, it's not enough to pay my rent, which is $625 a month. That doesn't include my electric and phone bill, diapers...
A Riverfront Face Lift
The Bosley administration has plunged into an ambitious proposal to change the face of the riverfront in much the same way the Gateway Arch has done. Designed by Cooper, Robertson & Partners, the plan would bring a marina, aquarium, amphitheater, plenty...
`Assassins' to Be Presented at Siue
In the musical "Assassins," accomplished American composer Stephen Sondheim explores the same border area between comedy and infamy that he probed so successfully in his 1979 hit, "Sweeney Todd."The Student Experimental Theater Organization (SETO) of...
At Capitol, Fitness Gives Way to Government, as Usual
The biggest kid on the block kicked some sand into the faces of a bunch of physical education teachers and student volunteers on Wednesday.The teachers were in town for Legislative Fitness Day, and all was well until they got word that House Speaker...
Attack of Candor Strikes Fed on Changes in Rates
Cracks in the wall of secrecy that surrounds Federal Reserve policymaking are widening, and there may be no repairing them.Twice in a row the central bank has broken with more than half a century of tradition and announced immediately after a key policy...
Bending Rules and Stereotypes
THERE ARE a few things you should know about Bad Girls, in case you ever run into one or plan to visit The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan's SoHo district:Roseanne Arnold is the Bad Girl poster child.Boys can be Bad Girls, too, but they shouldn't...
Big-League Designer Makes Baseball Players Look Just Right
BASEBALL ISN'T a beauty contest. If it were, would Lenny Dykstra be worth $27 bazillion?It's a game, so hits, runs, errors and ERAs count more than looks.But Major League Baseball is also a brand name, like McDonald's or Cheerios. What it's worth depends...
Blues Show Strong Signs of Life Joseph Stars as Undermanned Team Upends Sabres 3-2
Two derogatory banners awaited the Blues on Wednesday at The Aud.One read: "HullThe Last Part Of A Sinking Ship!"The other: "Cujo Is A Poodle."Talk about hitting a team where it hurts.But the Blues used a "sticks-and-stones" approach and put the hurt...
Board Fights Bill to Curb Tax Hikes
The University City School Board has approved a resolution opposing a proposal for the Hancock II constitutional amendment.The Hancock amendment already in effect requires tax increases of local governments and school and other districts to be approved...
Books on Tape
"THE WILD WEST" An audio of the PBS television series (7.5 hours, abridged, Simon & Schuster, $29.95)</P><P>Not since ancient Greece did myth and fact become so intertwined as in the American West of the last century. The monsters...
Bridge and Road Openings Ease but Don't End Siege of Sarajevo
Civilians crossed the war-battered Brotherhood and Unity Bridge for the first time in 23 months Wednesday, reviving a measure of multicultural unity on which Sarajevo once prided itself.The opening coincided with the limited reopening of a road north...
Briefcase
ST. LOUIS STOCK TRADING Insider News Boosts Mark Twain Stock</P><P>The stock of Mark Twain Bancshares jumped 5.3 percent Wednesday after a market watcher who tracks trades by company insiders gave it a favorable mention.</P><P>Bob...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Annual Fair And Air Show Is Back - With Big Quilt</P><P>A 80-square-foot quilt made up of patches picturing each of St. Louis County's 90 municipalities will be a centerpiece of the county's second Fair and Air Show...
Briefs
POLLARD SPY CASE Clinton Rejects Request For Clemency</P><P>President Bill Clinton rejected the clemency request of convicted spy Jonathan J. Pollard on Wednesday, citing the "grave nature" of his espionage for Israel.</P><P>"The...
Candidates Hold Friendly Debate Experience vs. Fresh Perspective Is Main Issue as Four of Five Hopefuls Meet
Challengers in the Wentzville School Board election aren't unhappy with the way the district is being run - they just think it's time for a change.Four of the five candidates seeking seats on the School Board participated Tuesday in a debate sponsored...
Carnahan Picks New Election Board
Gov. Mel Carnahan on Wednesday announced his choices for the St. Louis Election Board, stressing their integrity as he did so.They are:Calvin Christopher Lee, an area manager for community relations for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.Joseph V. Neill,...
Cartoonist Has a Loyal Following
For years Greg Harris doodled and his father watched.Then four years ago, the elder Harris suggested that his son take his work to a local newspaper. The son attempted to sell the newspaper a comic strip based on the life of his father, who the younger...
Citizens Panel May Decide on State Raises
A couple of years from now, people sitting at home minding their own business may get a letter or a phone call telling them they'll be deciding how much the governor of Missouri should be paid.And they'd determine how much Missouri judges and members...
Closing the Gap Conference to Focus on Boosting Esteem, Equity, Opportunity in Area Classrooms
Picture a class in which a teacher asks a question and most of the girls' hands rise. A few boys raise their hands.Too often, the teacher calls on a boy, area students and teachers say. If the boy answers wrong, the teacher may provide the correct answer.Kristi...
College Board Honors Bac for Teaching
Belleville Area College ranks at the pinnacle of Illinois community colleges in successfully teaching its students, according to the Illinois Community College Board.At its yearly meeting last week, the board awarded BAC its Award of Excellence for accountability...
College Tuition Raised Residents Will Pay $38.50 a Credit Hour
Students at St. Charles County Community College will pay a student activities fee next semester plus a steeper tuition price as course fees climb another notch.Trustees approved Tuesday increasing tuition by $2.50 a credit hour and assessing 50 cents...
Couple Works Hard and Also Has Tons of Fun
ON HER vacation, Rose Ann Schwartz washed a mountain of laundry.Her husband John William varnished a porch.She made beds and scrubbed mildewed walls.He painted rooms.And they weren't even working on their own home. They spent five weeks working for free,...
Cowboys' Bosses Are Feudin' Again
Jimmy Johnson wasn't the toast of the town Monday night, at least not in Jerry Jones' view. As a result, add another chapter to the continuing saga of the Jerry & Jimmy Show.The background:During a social function Monday at the NFL owners meetings, Cowboys...
Cremation, Caskets, and Costs of Same
Dear Abby: "An Avid Reader in Woonsocket, R.I." wrote you about a funeral home that charged $1,200 for a casket when the deceased was to have been cremated: Perhaps you didn't know that if the deceased is to be cremated, it is possible to rent a casket...
Cuts Imperil Research Center Missouri-Rolla Looks to Industries to Fund Metallurgical Facility
Budget cuts pending in Congress may force the University of Missouri at Rolla to scramble to fund a metallurgical research center.The Generic Mineral Technology Center for Pyrometallurgy at Rolla gets up to $1 million annually from the U.S. Bureau of...
Death Elsewhere
DACK RAMBO, 53, the actor who played Jack Ewing on "Dallas" and a congressman on the soap opera "Another World" died Monday (March 21, 1994) at a hospital in Delano, Calif.In 1991, Mr. Rambo quit as Grant Harrison on NBC's "Another World" and announced...
Delay Projects If Tax Fails, Dearman Says
The Ritenour School Board should delay projects in a $6.5 million bond issue voters will consider April 5 if voters reject a tax proposal in June, Superintendent John DeArman says.In June, the district wants voters to waive permanently a property tax...
Designers Are Doing What Comes Naturally
FROM PARTY frocks at Scaasi to Vittadini's nifty knits, designers were doing what comes naturally for spring. Todd's BodsIn case you're wondering, the monastic thing is over.The T&A that sizzled in Europe has hit New York hard, nowhere flaunted more...
Dr. Elders Prescribes Wrong Remedies for America's Sexual Ills
If the surgeon general of the United States wears perfume, I'll bet it's Obsession.Dr. Joycelyn Elders is obsessed with sex. She talks about it constantly. Because so many of our social ills - including broken homes, sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned...
Dr. Otto Reinert, 78; Chiropractor Was Educator, Author, Consultant
Dr. Otto C. Reinert, a longtime chiropractor, author and educator, died of lung cancer Friday (March 18, 1994) at a hospice in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 78.Dr. Reinert, a former resident of Chesterfield, grew up in St. Louis. He practiced chiropractic...
Duke, Marquette See Each Other in Mirror
Duke and Marquette have a lot in common this season.They meet tonight in the Southeast Regional semifinals at Thompson-Boling Arena; one more chance for Duke to add to its impressive NCAA Tournament resume and a chance for Marquette to re-establish its...
Election Issues Snarl Meeting Contract, Campaign Flyer Are Questioned
The Wellston mayoral campaign spilled over into a City Council meeting last week when Councilman Donald Garner attempted to delay a demolition contract and two residents questioned the mayor's campaign literature.Garner, 4th Ward, is running against...
End Welfare, Gun Control, Candidate Says `I Can Be Honest; I Don't Play the Games,' Says Libertarian Running for Senate
Bill Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate, wants to do away with welfare, the minimum wage and gun control.Johnson, who filed for office Wednesday in Jefferson City, says his other big issue is "the legalization of victimless crimes"...
Ethanol Plan Is Facing Hard Fight
BY NOW, the Environmental Protection Agency had hoped to quietly adopt a new rule that would give ethanol a lucrative 30 percent share of certain fuel markets around the country.Farmers in the Midwest who grow corn to make ethanol expected to be breathing...
Family Is Victim of Verbicide
A frightening challenge is facing all who cherish the family and the church. It is subtle and insidious. What is perhaps most dangerous is that it is going relatively unnoticed. C.S. Lewis talked about "verbicide; the murder of a word." The word "family"...
Firm Plans Sewage Facility for Site near Country Club
P.J.H. Investment Co. wants to build a sewage treatment facility on one-fourth acre east of St. Albans and Melrose roads near the Franklin County border.When completed, the facility would belong to residents of the Stonington Forest subdivision, which...
Five Dead in Hebron Gunbattle Israelis Attack Hideout, Kill 4 Islamic Militants
Israeli soldiers fired thousands of bullets and dozens of rockets into a suspected Arab terrorist hideout in a 22-hour battle that ended Wednesday. When the siege ended at midafternoon, four Islamic militants and a woman bystander were dead.The gunbattle...
Forecasters Agree on Car Sales Boom
Strong demand for cars and trucks this month has auto executives and Wall Street analysts projecting the industry may sell a near-record number of vehicles in the United States this year.Executives from Chrysler Corp. and Ford Motor Co. said this week...
Four Make Sudden Impact after Switching Uniforms
New York Rangers general manager Neil Smith looks like a genius. For now. Ditto David Poile of the Washington Capitals and Harry Sinden of the Boston Bruins.The players acquired by those GMs in the previous day's late trading flurry all stood out in...
Gators Reach for the Stars without a Star or Tradition
The best record in school history and a trip to the Sweet 16 have only made Florida hungry for more success.Coach Lon Kruger's Gators, newcomers to the NCAA Tournament, insist they won't take a "we've had a great season, it's good to be here" attitude...
Getting the Scoop on Rich and Famous
FOLKSEY ITEMS: Forbes magazine has dispatched Alex Alger to our town next week to collect facts and foibles about the very rich for its Forbes 400 List, due out in October. She might well begin with Drummond "Drum" Hadley, son of Jacqueline "Puddy"...
Getting Tough May Not Be Smart
As the House wrestles with its version of the crime bill, it is trying to strike a balance between what is popular and what makes sense. It has an opportunity to improve on what the Senate did late last year when it passed a $22 billion monster measure...
Grant Hill Duke's Elegant Senior Is in a Class by Himself
This is not a story about a gifted black basketball player who came from a broken home, survived mean streets, experienced crime first-hand.Grant Hill's father, Calvin, went to Yale. His mother, Janet, attended Wellesley, where she roomed in the same...
Gretzky Greatest: 802nd Goal Tops Nhl Career List
The Great One stands alone.Wayne Gretzky scored his 802nd career goal Wednesday night, overtaking Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in National Hockey League history.The Los Angeles Kings center beat Vancouver goaltender Kirk McLean with a wrist...
Guard 'Em Moten's the Man for Orangemen
A Wisconsin-Green Bay player makes a nifty play against Syracuse last week, and Syracuse's Lawrence "Poetry In" Moten is there to swat him on the rump."I feel a great player gives respect when it's due," the soft-spoken Moten said.Hawaii's Trevor Ruffin...
Happy Trails
THE WILD WILD West keeps ropin' us in. And two modern cowboys are bound and determined to chronicle the craze.First, there's photographer Jim Arndt: definitely a Wrangler type of guy.Then there's Tyler Beard, who sells Western props in Comanche, Texas:...
HAVING A BALL DUAVE, OTHER INDUCTEES GET CHANCE TO MEET OLD FRIENDS Series: St. Charles County Amateur Hall of Fame First of Two Parts
When Gerald Duave was a kid, he played baseball all the time."We didn't need umpires or organized leagues, we just played because we loved the game," said Duave, 58. "Indian ball, corkball, pickup games - whenever we could, we played baseball."Duave...
Health Plan Survives Challenge Bill Aims to Expand Insurance Coverage
House Speaker Bob F. Griffin's health-care reform bill survived a test vote by a hair Wednesday.On a 6-5 vote, the House Science, Technology and Critical Issues Committee turned back an attempt to drastically reduce the bill's scope.By defeating the...
Homelessness Worsening, Group Says Fathers, Children Reported to Swell Ranks
The number of homeless people in Missouri has jumped 36 percent in the past nine years, a social activist group says."Everybody thinks the homeless have gone away or subsided," said Peter De Simone. "But it turns out that they are not only still there,...
Hope for Scenic Highways
A bill that would give the state the power to limit billboards along scenic byways is off to a good start in the Missouri House. The bill is out of committee and awaiting a floor vote. This is a most welcome development in a state where almost 18,000...
House Democrats Cut Deal on Plan for Insurance
Democrats on the House Ways and Means health subcommittee agreed Wednesday to a compromise bill that would guarantee health insurance for every American by 1998.They later recommended the plan to the full committee by a 6-5 vote. The package contains...
House Deomcrats Cut Deal on Panel for Insurance
Democrats on the House Ways and Means health subcommittee agreed Wednesday to a compromise to guarantee health insurance for every American by 1998.They later recommended the plan to the full committee, by a 6-5 vote.Their plan would:Authorize a $1.25-a-pack...
Illinois' Season: Somewhat Short of Great Expectations
Some figured the University of Illinois basketball team would contend for the Big Ten Conference championship and go a long way in the NCAA Tournament.So the 10-8 league record and fourth-place tie was a disappointment to those optimists. The 84-77 loss...
In la, Ncaa's Not Only Show in Town
What if they played the NCAA West Regional final and hardly anyone paid attention?Missouri, Arizona, Louisville and Syracuse, the region's top four seeds, will show up for semifinal games tonight. Those games and Saturday's final are sellouts.But if...
In Unison
HOMETOWN pride filled the concert hall Oct. 20, 1962, the night Grace Bumbry made her first appearance at Kiel Opera House with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.Here was Benjamin and Melzia Bumbry's youngest child, the kid whose piano practicing could...
Investors Giving Novell Beating
Shares in Novell Inc. continued their decline Wednesday as wary investors expressed discomfort with the networking giant's planned acquisition of both Wordperfect Corp. and the Quattro Pro spreadsheet business of Borland International Inc.Some analysts...
Janney Still out; Brown Set to Report
Jeff Brown said Wednesday that he would report to the Vancouver Canucks, but Craig Janney remains mysteriously absent from the Blues.The Blues sent Brown, Bret Hedican and Nathan LaFayette to Vancouver for Janney on Monday, a week after an arbitrator...
Jays' Carter Hit by Pitch, Suffers Broken Thumb
World Series hero Joe Carter suffered a broken right thumb when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday. He could be lost to the Toronto Blue Jays for up to eight weeks.Carter was hit by Minnesota's Scott Erickson on a pitch that Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston...
Keeping Posted
EXPECTANT SIBLING CLASSBreese: St. Joseph's Hospital's Women and Infants Center is offering a Sibling Preparation class for children who will have a new brother or sister within the next eight weeks. Children should be accompanied by one or both parents....
Ku Center Gets Set for Southeast Semis
At courtside Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena, Duke fans heckled Kansas' 7-foot-2 center Greg Ostertag during practice. But Ostertag, a junior from Duncanville, Texas, hardly seemed to be bothered by all the adverse attention.Kansas' game against No....
La Aftershock No Great Shake for Orangemen
By flying immediately to Los Angeles from Ogden, Utah, the Syracuse basketball team avoided an extra cross-country flight - only to find itself in an earthquake Sunday.But the tremor, an aftershock that measured 5.3 on the Richter scale, hardly fazed...
Land Clearing Rules May Be Tightened
St. Louis County may extend its regulations to cover the clearing of land.Currently, a property owner in the unincorporated area can remove trees and brush from his land without needing permission from the county, as long as the clearing does not change...
Land-Use Question before Court
A business owner in Oregon asked the Supreme Court Wednesday to rein in government's power to require that private land be used for public environmental purposes."There's no fairness, there's no justice" when a city can require a store owner to make...
Laservision to Double Size of Company Firm Will Expand in Europe
LaserVision Centers Inc. says it will more than double the size of its company this year by expanding in Europe.The company operates outpatient surgery centers that use excimer lasers to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.The procedures, still under...
Lower Pool Prices to Make a Splash, Westfall Hopes
St. Louis County wants to change its swimming pool prices to attract more customers.Recently, County Executive George "Buzz" Westfall asked the County Council to:Lower to $3 a day the admission fee for people between 16 and 64 years old. The fee had...
Maestro Sutcliffe Tunes Up Cards Pitcher Starts to Find Himself, Grading a vs. Class A
The buzz around the main field was more noticeable than usual. Wide-eyed young ballplayers, not involved in one of three games being contested at the time, gathered around the chain-link backstop to watch, wonder and learn.It's not every day a Cy Young...
Magazine Honors School Mccluer North Goes on U.S. Honor Roll
Innovation and dedication have placed McCluer North High School on a national honor roll.Next month, Redbook Magazine will feature McCluer North as the best high school in Missouri in its third annual "America's Best Schools" contest. A panel of educators...
Magic's Return to Lakers May End after This Season
Magic Johnson is bringing Showtime back to the Forum, only this time his uniform will be a suit and tie on the bench.And his stay might be brief.Johnson led the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA titles before retiring in 1991 after he tested positive for...
Melancholy: It Haunts the Landscape
TERRY CORCORAN and Austin Corcoran are Dublin-born brothers in their 40s, both artists, both men of achievement.Terry Corcoran lives in Ireland and has exhibited his work there and in shows at Stanford University and the Nevertheless Press Gallery in...
Mexican Candidate Is Shot Presidential Favorite Suffers Head Wound
Luis Donaldo Colosio, the man expected to become Mexico's next president, was shot twice Wednesday during a campaign appearance in Tijuana.Colosio, the candidate of Mexico's governing party, was rushed to Tijuana General Hospital with gunshot wounds...
Michigan Hopes to End Skid with Home Cookin'
Ray Jackson and his Michigan roommate Jimmy King are heading back home to Texas.For the Wolverines' sake, the two had better do more than just visit.Coach Steve Fisher says Michigan (23-7) needs more production from players other than Juwan Howard and...
More Victims Expected in Mortgage Company's Collapse `Repercussions Are Going to Be Tremendous'
The collapse of a high-flying mortgage company in St. Charles is probably going to spread its web of victims beyond the dozens of homeowners who have filed complaints with the Missouri attorney general's office, local title-company officials say.In coming...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Put A Sock In It: Former NBA referee EARL STROM in his book, "Calling the Shots, My Five Decades in the NBA," recalled working a college game at the old Madison Square Garden in New York:"A woman sitting on the end line was giving me (grief) the whole...
Morton's: Cuisine Does Not Measure Up to Its Prices
IF you want to take a friend, that's all right, but the most vital companion for dinner at Morton's is money. Now holding the title as the city's most expensive restaurant, with the average check upward of $50 a person without drinks, the Clayton steakhouse...
Motion Sickness Not Cause of Long Illness
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am going to California to visit my parents. Last year, I went by train. During my stay, I was sick. My head pounded and I threw up constantly. I was dizzy and weak. I am going by plane this time. Still, I fear going through that again....
Netsch's Tax Plan Would Help Downstate Counties, Study Says
Most downstate counties would come out ahead under Comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch's tax plan, according to a report prepared for the state Legislature.But the report found that taxpayers in areas of Cook County outside of Chicago, as well as in the five...
New Panel Chairman Combative, Assertive
REP. DAVID R. OBEY got angry a few years ago when a labor union leader complained about a vote he'd cast in Congress and threatened to try to defeat him in the next election."Go to hell in a handbasket, and take your single-issue approach to politics...
North Korea `Prepared for Both Dialogue and War,' Envoy Says
Stepping up its rhetorical offensive, North Korea warned the United States on Wednesday not to forget the lessons of the Korean War. At the same time, South Korea put its 650,000 soldiers on special alert.In Beijing, North Korean Ambassador Chu Chang...
North Notables 5 Who Can Draw Crowd (of Scouts)
College coaches drooled over the high school basketball players on the Post-Dispatch North All-District team.Who among them wouldn't want St. Charles West's Ryan Robertson, who saved one of his best games for the Missouri Class 4A semifinals, scoring...
Officials Consider Hoop-De-Do over Basketball Poles
March Madness dribbled its way into the St. Louis County Planning Commission as commissioners heard residents tell of the vices and virtues of free-standing basketball poles.The St. Louis County Council asked the commission to look into the matter after...
Officials to Apply for Grant to Lift Student Achievement
Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School administrators are preparing to apply for a grant under the Missouri A+ Schools Program, an effort designed to improve student learning, performance and achievement.Education officials have said the program is aimed...
OK Gambling Plans on April 5 Ballot, Council Urges Voters Two Proposals Would Regulate Games, Authorize Gaming within City Limits
The St. Charles City Council is calling on voters to support passage of the gambling propositions on the April 5 ballot.The council voted 8-2 Tuesday for a resolution sponsored by members Patricia York, 1st Ward; Dan Foust, 3rd Ward; and Thomas Brown,...
Open and Shut: Doors Offer World of Playful Possibilities
LIKE MULTIPURPOSE props, the doors in a child's room can be cast in myriad roles.Dressed in vertical organizers, they serve as storage. Outfitted with mirrors, they act as a grooming area. Adorned with a chalkboard, they assume the role of communication...
Orange-Picking Time Syracuse (23-6) Crops Up Next on Mu's Path to Final Four
As University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart predictably chanted the mantra of "one game at a time" at a news conference Wednesday, MU guard Melvin Booker beamed from under his conspicuous "Final Four" baseball cap. The antsy Booker didn't...
Panel Efforts to Define Family Invasion of Privacy, Critics Say
Several University City residents criticized efforts to define a family at a public hearing earlier this week.The City Council is trying to put in writing its definition of a family so that it can determine how many people - related or unrelated - may...
Panel Oks Restrictions on Welfare
A welfare reform package advanced in an Illinois Senate committee Wednesday, despite opposition from Gov. Jim Edgar's administration to major elements.All the bills were approved by the Republican-controlled Public Health and Welfare Committee with little...
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