St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 22, 1993

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6-Team Tourney Begins Today at Lindenwood
The 10th National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Soccer Championship Tournament will be begin today at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium on the Lindenwood College campus in St. Charles.The six-team tournament will feature pool play today, Tuesday...
Alberici Is Finding Collecting Tougher Than Construction
Competing for international business can be tough. But as J.S. Alberici Construction Co. has learned, collecting on bad debts from that business can be even tougher.Alberici International, a joint venture of Alberici and a New York firm, says it is owed...
A Low-Fat Thanksgiving Dinner (but Don't Tell!)
EVEN people who consider fat their favorite food group will be pleased with these recipes. (Especially if you neglect to tell them that the food is low in fat. It's like not telling your guests that the cake they are raving about came out of a box. They...
American Airlines Rejects Mediation Strikers Suggest Use of Presidential Board
The chairman of American Airlines dug in his heels Sunday, rejecting a call from striking flight attendants for a presidential mediation board.He also announced that up to two-thirds of this week's flights would be canceled. The week of Thanksgiving...
America Slams Door on Eastern Europeans
A new Iron Curtain has descended on the nations of Eastern Europe. It has "Made in the USA" stamped across it.America, a country that prides itself as the world's bastion of liberty and freedom, has slammed the door shut on thousands of Poles, Romanians...
A Pair of Pies
AFTER the turkey and the dressing, the creamed onions and the cranberry sauce, it's time for pie.If you want a change from plain pumpkin, or want to add some variety to the table, try one of these.Both recipes are from The Dallas Morning News.The technique...
A Reader Asks, `Why Mothers, Not Fathers?'
LET'S TAKE THE DAY off, and turn the column over to the readers.Dear Mr. McClellan: I am nominating you for the Dan Quayle Award for Thickheadedness and Misogyny. You advocate that juveniles who carry handguns serve two years in a juvenile detention...
As the Gavel Pounds Federal Minor Offenses Give Slice of Court Life
Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye. The federal petty offense court is now in session.All those accused of wrestling with National Park Service rangers, parking illegally on government property or urinating at the Arch parking garage, listen up.With words to...
At a Glance
NOSTALGIA TRIPHall of Fame running back O.J. Simpson and several of his teammates were honored before the Buffalo-Indianapolis game in a celebration of the 20th anniversary of his 2,003-yard season.Simpson was the first to rush for 2,000 yards in a season...
Back Spasms Keep Housley on Sideline
All-star defenseman Phil Housley missed his second successive game with the recurrence of the back spasms that sidelined him for six games earlier this month.Housley had played five games before the spasms, caused by a bulging disc in his back, recurred...
Bass Gives Buyers Complete Package
Before Bass Pro Shops tackled the bass boat business in 1978, buying a fishing boat was like ordering dinner a la carte.Boat buyers first picked out a boat, then a motor and a trailer. If they wanted to get fancy, they added trolling motors and electronic...
Bears Feature Character, Not Caricature
Dave Wannstedt doesn't have a TV show, a restaurant, an image, or an ego the size of Chicago. He doesn't hawk Toyotas, soups, cellular phones, antifreeze, rustproofing or any other product covered under the parameters of the new free-trade agreement.Wannstedt...
Bears Wipe the Smile off Kc's Face
They were up 14-0. They were moving the ball at will - and at Dent, Zorich and McMichael.Yes, it had all the makings of another Kansas City Chiefs victory en route to home-field advantage in the playoffs. The visitors from Chicago were cooperating fully,...
Better Way to Run a Model Railroad
PETE SANBORN of O'Fallon had one of the best displays of working model trains in the area, so what did he do about it?He tore almost all of it down and rebuilt it during the last nine months to make it what he says is even better.The new model railroad...
`Black like Me' Many White Youths Are Attracted to the Trendsetting Black Culture
CULTURAL tourists, homeboy wannabes, suburban would-be hipsters - that's how observers describe the current social phenomenon of white youths who imitate urban black America.On the street they are often given more derogatory names like "whiggers" or...
Board Votes Unanimously to Place One School on Year-Round Schedule
Only one Francis Howell school will switch from regular to year-round scheduling next year.The Francis Howell School Board voted 7-0 Thursday night to place Henderson Elementary School on the district's four-cycle system next year but keep three other...
Bored Phone Executives Are Heading for Hollywood
Let's be frank about it. Telephone companies are boring.And running telephone companies is boring. Phone company executives wait around for regulators to grant rate increases. And they try to get people to use the phone more, imploring customers to keep...
Briefs
NationSCHWARZKOPF MEMOIRSGulf War General Blocks Historians, Magazine SaysGen. Norman Schwarzkopf, allied commander in the Persian Gulf War, has blocked access by Army historians to a cache of key wartime documents that provided the basis for his own...
Brookmount Pool Future May Hinge on Poll Results
Although St. Peters officials plan to close Brookmount pool, they will survey residents about the future of the three-acre site on Jane Drive before reaching a final decision.Originally, St. Peters planned to close the pool because the new Rec-Plex will...
Bulletin Board
OPENINGSRalph and Chuck McQuiggan and T.L. Simmons have opened Assurance Brokers Ltd. at 1 Ginger Creek Meadows, Edwardsville, Ill. 62025. The insurance and bonding company is seeking business from contractors, business owners, trucking and transportation...
Bush Accepts Criticism, Stands by Edgar
East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush, a Democrat, says he won't challenge the decision of county Democrats to boot him from an influential political committee because he supports a Republican for governor.Bush also said he would never back down from supporting...
Business Is for Better or Worse Mom and Pop Shops Come a Long Way
Mom and pop operations have come a long way since the days when genial proprietors ran the little candy store down the block.Successful husband-and-wife co-owners today combine their talents and savvy, project a united front in a tough business environment...
Carving by the Numbers
DO YOU avoid carving that spectacular roasted bird? Relax. Graceful carving is an art you can easily learn. The key to it all is to begin with a sharp carving knifes.sStep 1: Remove the bird from the oven and cover with foil. Let the turkey stand for...
Circuit Judges Refuse to Confirm Trustee's 2nd Term for Msd
St. Louis County circuit judges on Friday refused to consider a request to confirm Richard R. Gastorf to a second term as a trustee of the Metropolitan Sewer District. He will continue to serve until a successor is confirmed.Circuit Judge Richard F....
Clinton's Revised Health Bill Would Give Teens Extra Free Exam
President Bill Clinton's health-reform bill, introduced at last by 31 senators and 100 members of the House Saturday, would provide an extra free checkup for teen-agers and keep tight budget constraints on Medicare after the turn of the century.It also...
Clinton Vows to Make America Safer
"We must do better" to protect Americans from violence and ensure their sense of personal security, President Bill Clinton said Sunday.He invoked the memories of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and labor leader Cesar Chavez as he spoke at a church festival...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Midland Group represented both parties in these leases:4,000 square feet of space at 7430 North Lindbergh Boulevard to Rally's Inc. from Jim McElroy and Bob Feigenbaum.3,000 square feet at West Park Shopping Center to B&B Electronics from Broken Heart...
Cravings Can Satisfy the Fiercest Craving
I know people whose idea of a perfect meal is cake as an entree and pie for dessert. When they need to vary their diet, they go for pie as an entree and cake for dessert.For them, and for others whose sweet tooth is a constant throb, Cravings may be...
Daughter Moves Home, Moves out at Will
Dear Open Mind: I am faced with a problem I don't know how to handle. My daughter, in her early 20s, has been living with me since she had a baby who is now almost 3. She has always had a good relationship with the child's father, for which I am grateful,...
Decoding the Term `per Stirpes' on a Beneficiary Form
Q. I recently received a pre-printed beneficiary designation form for my IRA from my bank. There is a phrase in one of the options on the form that I find very confusing - "children and per stirpes." What does "per stirpes" mean and how does it affect...
Denver's `Big Plays' Leave Pittsburgh Reeling
Broncos 37 Steelers 13</P><P>Quarterback John Elway had his way with the National Football League's No. 1 defense.</P><P>Elway dissected the Pittsburgh Steelers, completing 18 of 25 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown...
Despite Lack of a Big Star, Sonics Making Boom in NBA
Suddenly everyone's an expert on Seattle SuperSonics basketball.Some say they're title-bound after stealing Detlef Schrempf from the Indiana Pacers. Some say the Sonics defense, not Schrempf, will prevail. Those 3-pointers from center Sam Perkins bother...
Don't Get Caught atop an Ipo Trading Cycle
Many investors spent a lot of time thinking about chicken over the last week. As in, "Hmm, tasty rotisserie chicken. Maybe I'll take the family to try some this weekend." And "Damn! Boston Chicken! I could have been rich if I had a piece of that!"Boston...
Dress Up Dinner with Special Stuffing
IN MANY HOMES, preparing turkey stuffing has been elevated to an art form. Holiday recipes are handed down for generations, with ingredients and proportions unchanged. Whether the stuffing is seasoned with onions, celery and sage, or dotted with sausage,...
Driving in Rush Hour Traffic May Start Taking Its Toll in Area
DRIVING IN RUSH hour in St. Louis these days might cost you a few hours a week. But in a few years, it might cost you something else:A few bucks.Urban planners here - like others across the country - are considering setting up new toll roads and toll...
Dumas Could Be Ready to Rejoin Suns in Month
Suns forward Richard Dumas has been undergoing drug rehabilitation in Van Nuys, Calif., and will soon be transferred to John Lucas' treatment center in Houston. One of his agents, Tony Dutt, said his client is making good progress and could be cleared...
Echoes Rang at Seattle Meeting but Pacific Rim Agenda Mixed Trade, Politics
WHEN U.S., CANADIAN, European and Japanese leaders gathered 16 summers ago, no one anticipated that the informal discussion would evolve into the annual encounter of the world's leading industrialized democracies.It did. The Group of Seven forum that...
Even the Worst Job in the U.S. Can Have Its Moments
"It's an ear job, not an eye job."Donald Regan on being - White House Chief of StaffAs I leave home the last words my wife says to me are, "Don't get shot." My children perk up. I close the door before they can ask, "If you do, can I have our bike?"It...
Exchange Programs with Russia, Japan Set at Country Day
Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School recently began exchange programs with educational institutions and educators in Russia and Japan, according to school spokeswoman Joni Albrecht.Albrecht said the school's Russian teacher, Nadia Danett,...
Federal Workers' Pensions Underfunded by $1 Trillion
While the federal government has pressured corporations to fund their pension plans fully, the retirement programs for federal civilian and military employees have become underfunded by more than $1 trillion.The shortfall in these government pension...
Focus: Even Nonprofits Looking to Sharpen Potential Customers' Image
For decades, the business world has bet its marketing dollar on focus groups to determine everything from what tourists want in a Caribbean resort to preferences for breakfast cereals and deodorants.Only recently have focus groups become popular with...
Focus Groups: Even Nonprofits Looking to Sharpen Potential Customers' Image
For decades, the business world has bet its marketing dollar on focus groups to determine everything from what tourists want in a Caribbean resort to preferences for breakfast cereals and deodorants.Only recently have focus groups become popular with...
Food Drives Make a Difference
The recent Scouting For Food drive, conducted annually by area Boy Scouts, couldn't have been more timely. The 1.5 million can goods collected will help to replenish area food pantries. These supplies will help prevent needy St. Louis area residents,...
Forgotten Parent Says Kids Are Self-Centered
Dear Ann Landers: I just read the letter from "Ignored and Forgotten" in Auburn, Wash., who was sorry he'd had children because they never call or write. You said there must be some missing links in his story.What makes you think so? The only missing...
Fsu, Nebraska to Head of Class Orange Bowl Will Decide No. 1 If Today's `Bowl Poll' Holds Up
In Lincoln, Neb., Cornhusker followers are wearing smiles as wide as grain silos. Their beloved Nebraska, which moved to No. 1 in the bowl coalition poll Sunday without lifting a finger the day before, has the ranking it craved and the national championship...
Fsu, Nebraska to Head of Class Orange Bowl Will Decide No. 1 . . . If Top Two Win Final Games
Now that his team has regained a piece of the No. 1 ranking, Bobby Bowden says he's willing to share the national championship."If today was the last day on earth, I'd be very happy as far as the poll is concerned," Bowden, the Florida State coach, said...
Gem-Dandy Hobby: Mineral Collecting Anything but Rock Bottom
For razzle-dazzle and consumer sex appeal, the annual St. Louis Gem & Mineral Show falls a bit short of, say, the St. Louis Auto Show.Still, one dreary Sunday afternoon this month, the Gem & Mineral Show managed to fill the parking lot at the Olivette...
Gem-Dandy: Mineral Collecting Anything but Rock Bottom
For razzle-dazzle and consumer sex appeal, the annual St. Louis Gem & Mineral Show falls a bit short of, say, the St. Louis Auto Show.Still, one dreary Sunday afternoon this month, the Gem & Mineral Show managed to fill the parking lot at the Olivette...
Germans Confront Their Workers Industry Ends Its High-Skill, High-Wage Strategy
Recent events in Germany puncture the myth of the "high-skill, high-wage" economy. For years, conservative economists and corporate public relations offices defended the transfer of manufacturing jobs overseas as part of a move to a high-skill, high-wage...
Get Them Bootstraps
With eloquence and insight, President Bill Clinton has discussed the disintegration of the social fabric in the ghettos of America's cities. Speaking recently at the church in Memphis, Tenn., where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the last...
Gop Candidates Line Up to Succeed Rothman-Serot
Spurred by a redistricting plan favoring the Republicans, three - and maybe four - GOP candidates are lining up to succeed Democrat Geri Rothman-Serot on the County Council next year.Chuck Williams of Town and Country and Mat Turner of Clayton last week...
Group Sets out to Save Coral Court State Organization Hopes to Keep `Route 66' Flavor
About 30 people gathered last week to begin working anew to save the old Coral Court motel from demolition.The landmark in south St. Louis County is valued by historic preservationists as a prime example of 1940s-style streamlined moderne architecture....
House Races Deadline on Campaign Reform D.C. Statehood Fails as Adjournment Looms
The House wrestled with campaign finance reform and other issues still hanging Sunday as Congress rushed toward adjourning for the year.The House tried to complete action on a campaign finance bill, which reform-minded lawmakers - many of them swept...
House to Allow Vote on Campaign Reform but Bill Hinges on Funds for Media `Vouchers'
House Democratic leaders narrowly won the first round on campaign finance reform Sunday night, beating down a move by Republicans and maverick Democrats to kill the package for the year.With Congress rushing toward adjournment, the House voted 220-207...
How to Compare Your Mutual Fund's Performance
With year's end rapidly approaching, most investors want to gauge the performance of their mutual funds.But figuring out how a fund ranks can be tricky. There no clear-cut industry definitions of fund types among data collectors such as Lipper, Morningstar...
How to Shelter House Sale Gains
Dear Mike: I am an 83-year-old single widow living on Social Security. Recently, I sold the home I had owned for 31 years and moved in with my daughter. I received $61,000 for the house and do not plan to buy another. Do I file a tax return on this money?...
Hunter Hits 23; Pistons Bag 76ers
Bill Laimbeer scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and rookie Lindsey Hunter added a career-high 23 to lead the Detroit Pistons over the Philadelphia 76ers 103-89 in a National Basketball Association game Sunday night.Hunter, replacing the...
Illinois Postscripts
BEST & WORST</P><P>BEST OPENING: On Wisconsin's first play from scrimmage, Brent Moss bolted 10 yards to begin a 60-yard touchdown drive, culminated in his 1-yard TD run around left end, on which he was untouched. Moss carried the...
Infants Should Receive Hepatitis B Vaccinations
Dear Abby: Thank you for informing the public about hepatitis B by printing the excellent letter from Thelma King Thiel, president of the American Liver Foundation. I would like to add three points about this disease and the national recommendations...
Insurance Firm Decides to Cover Flood Victim
Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan's executive order prohibiting insurance companies from canceling private flood insurance just won its first battle.After months of wrangling, Kemper National Insurance Co. of Chicago has agreed to renew its flood coverage for...
`Jfk' Theories: Most Questions Have an Answer
Forget Abraham Zapruder's film for a minute.Ignore the "magic bullet" that either could or could not have passed through both President John F. Kennedy and Texas Gov. John B. Connally Jr. on that sunny Friday in Dallas three decades ago.Set aside the...
Jones' Sack Leads Bills Past Colts
Bils 23 Colts 9</P><P>Everybody thought Buffalo safety Henry Jones made the big play of the game - everybody except Jones.</P><P>Jones sacked Indianapolis quarterback Jeff George in the end zone for a safety to start...
Joseph Saves Day for Blues Goalie Salvages a Tie against Red-Hot Wings
After Blues goalie Curtis Joseph stopped a flurry of shots in overtime to preserve a 2-2 tie with the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at The Arena, Detroit general manager Bryan Murray had a question."How much does this guy make?" he asked, in a tone...
Keeping Posted
West End Brew ExpandingWest End Soda Brew says it has expanded distribution to 14 states in the year since the St. Louis company unveiled its beverage at an international trade show.West End, founded by ex-Anheuser-Busch executives Ted Kneidl and Michael...
Kennedy the Myth: Not a True Picture
Thirty years after his death, John F. Kennedy has left the realm of mythology and become a figure in history. It's a good thing for him - and for his country.For the dwindling band of journalists who covered Kennedy, it is hard to accept that his brief...
Key Kv Dates
Key dates for KV Pharmaceutical Co.'s response to the U.S Food and Drug Administration's seizing many of its products.April 20: U.S government sues KV in federal court here, saying company failed to follow FDA guidelines for "good manufacturing practices."April...
Kv Tangles with FDA over Files Firm Worried about Publicity
After federal agents seized many of its drugs on April 21, KV Pharmaceutical Co. asked a federal court to keep secret details of the raid because KV feared publicity would hurt its sales, court records show.And while KV was petitioning the court to keep...
Labor Still Angry over Nafta, Union Official Says
THE PRESIDENT is to blame for the rift with organized labor over the North American Free Trade Agreement and is in danger of losing support on health care and other issues, a labor leader said Sunday."I can't exaggerate the depth of feeling on the issue,"...
Lawsuit Threatened If Page Plan Proceeds
Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation are urging Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to decide in two months on the latest state plan for the long-delayed Page Avenue extension to St. Charles County.But a leader of an environmental group opposed...
Lawyer to Run for Senate, Vows 1 Term Ortbals Becomes Fourth Democrat Seeking Danforth's Seat
Gerald R. Ortbals, a Democrat announcing his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, says he believes in "the power of one."One term, that is.Ortbals, a lawyer from Richmond Heights, is promising to serve only one six-year term if elected next November. He's...
Leuchtmann Reigns as Area Marathon Man
When Sam Rotich turned his shoulder, Joe Leuchtmann turned it on. And that was the beginning of the end in Sunday's 22nd annual St. Louis Marathon.Leuchtmann, a St. Louisan, had dueled with Rotich, a Kenyan training in Albuquerque, N.M., for about four...
Lindenwood Hosts Naia Women's Soccer
The 1993 Sprint-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Soccer Championship Tournament will kick off today at Harlen C. Hunter Stadium on the Lindenwood College campus.In games today, defending champion and top-seed Lynn University...
Loggia Finds Satisfaction Even in Rough Locales
ROBERT LOGGIA recently has been dashing from one film location to the next in Australia, Mexico and Texas, and sometimes running into some pretty scary stuff.But even a warning from Sean Connery didn't deter him as Loggia prepared to head to Catemaco,...
Man Survives Plane Crash in Macedonia Russian-Built Airliner Diverted by Blizzard
He gave his name only as Slobodan. He may be the luckiest man in Macedonia.The young man, age about 20, was the only person to survive the crash of a Russian-built Yak-2 passenger jet, which plowed into a hill near Ohrid late Saturday night. The remaining...
Man Threatens Wife, Children in Standoff Police Held off for 4 Hours before Surrender
An irate husband in Warren County threatened his wife and three children with a high-powered rifle and then held off law-enforcement officials for four hours before surrendering early last Thursday morning, says Warren County Sheriff Michael D. Baker.The...
Mckendree Organ Recital Spans Three Centuries of Music
PRESENTING A program of works spanning nearly three centuries of music, Nancy Ypma performed an engaging organ recital last Tuesday at McKendree College in Lebanon. Ypma, the director of music at McKendree, performed on the Bosch pipe organ in Bothwell...
Mid Rivers Shoppers Eligible for Computerized Card
Frequent shoppers at Mid Rivers Mall are eligible to apply for the Rivers Players Club computerized datacard, which is being introduced Nov. 30.The "Check in Before You Check Out" program is the first of its kind in the Midwest to feature a customized...
Midwest Boat Builders Ready for Nice Ride
Midwestern boat builders are ready to ride the swells of recovery after navigating the choppy waters of recession since 1988.The recession had little effect on Missouri's aluminum boat builders or Southern Illinois' stern-drive industry.Both groups say...
Missouri Postscripts
BEST & WORST</P><P>WORST STATEMENT: If Stull's precarious job status hinged on Saturday's game, the 28-0 defeat snuffed out his MU career. Stull is 15-38-2 at Mizzou and has a 2-24 road record - including a startling 16 successive...
Molasses Candy: A Sweet, Foamy Favorite
THESE SWEET morsels sound just right for the holidays. Willette Bauer of St. Louis requested the recipe; coincidentally, we also received a request for the candy from John R. Siegel of Atlanta.We got recipes from Pat Donahue, St. Louis; Ruth M. Farrar,...
Monday Memo
It's only Thanksgiving Week, but we all know that means a lot more than football, turkey, trimmings, pumpkin pies and giving thanks for the past year.What this week is really about is the official kick-off of the holiday shopping season.So watch football,...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Only a couple of years ago LENNY DYKSTRA was drinking and driving into trees and winding up on baseball probation for gambling. Now look at him. He's baseball's ambassador to Europe.Dykstra, the Philadelphia Phillies' World Series star, is on a five-day...
New Classrooms on Drawing Board `We Can't Wait. . . . We Have to Do Something Now,' Board Chief Says
To ease crowding in some of its buildings, the Affton School Board has chosen the architectural firm of Sorkin Ginsberg and Associates, 7386 Pershing Ave., to design new classrooms.The new classrooms are slated for Gotsch School, 8348 Laclede Station...
New Kind of Company Coming Tax, Liability Benefits Cited
Its name could put even a roomful of accountants and lawyers to sleep, but a new kind of company is about to revolutionize the way many people do business.The limited-liability company, a fresh idea in organizing a business, is coming soon.Thirty-seven...
Notebook
Dolphins `Depleted'Dolphins found in tropical waters from Baja California to Central America were declared a depleted species recently, increasing pressure on foreign governments, especially Mexico, to force commercial tuna fishermen to use "dolphin...
NY Takes Giant Step into First-Place Tie
Giants 7 Eagles 3</P><P>The New York Giants finally won where they never win: Philadelphia. And now they're in a place nobody expected so late in the season: a first-place tie with the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football Conference...
Obituaries
W.J. SchiermeyerWilliam John Schiermeyer, 43, of St. Peters, died Thursday (Nov. 18, 1993) at Barnes St. Peters Hospital.Mr. Schiermeyer was an electrician at Guarantee Electrical in St. Louis.The funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St....
Oceans Are Not for Dumping
Thirty-seven countries now have voted to ban forever the dumping of radioactive waste in the oceans. This change in the convention on ocean dumping is significant because eventually, it will prevent any harmful material from oceans. Even Greenpeace,...
Officials Seek to Make Colleges User-Friendly New Panel Calls Tight Budgets Major Problem
MOST UNIVERSITIES and colleges chafe at the notion that students are mere customers buying an education from an ivy-covered business.But if students aren't just customers, what are they? And how will institutions on tight budgets best serve them?Tough...
Official Will Tackle Courthouse Parking Solution May Take Time, Boost Garage Fee
Protestations by county officials to the contrary, St. Charles City officials had predicted that a parking problem would erupt once the new county courthouse became fully operational.Those dire predictions have come to pass, but the city administrator...
Olympian Insensitivity
Let's hope that the athletes who come to St. Louis for next summer's Olympic Festival can do their jobs with more dignity and skill than members of the festival's organizing board. Thursday's resignation of Edward "Tee" Baur as chairman of the festival...
Pacific Rim Conference Gets White House Raves
The White House is claiming a huge psychological boost from the Pacific Rim conference - which ended Saturday - toward conclusion of new global trading rules.The Pacific Rim leaders said the three days of meetings in Seattle would help bring pressure...
Packers Overcome Errors, Motor Closer to Detroit
Packers 26 Lions 17</P><P>Chris Jacke came through when Green Bay's offense failed to Sunday. And what could have been a down day for the Packers turned into a victory over Detroit.</P><P>The Packers overcame two interceptions...
Patient on Heart Drug Bruises Easily
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 70 and have heart problems. I take coumadin daily, and lately I've been finding bruises on my arms or legs, sometimes large ones on the legs. Can you tell me if the coumadin is causing this?When was the last time you had a blood...
People
DOLLY PARTON warned rumormongers against presuming her close friendship with a woman means she's a lesbian, then asked why it's such a big deal.The singer-actress discusses a variety of personal topics for a Nov. 27 article in TV Guide.Parton, 47, dismissed...
People to People
Genealogy: I would greatly appreciate hearing from descendants of soldiers who served in the 131st Illinois infantry regiment during the Civil War. My great-great-grandfather, John G. Sperry was a private in Company K of the 131st Illinois. In Dyer's...
Pizza, Returning Gis Made Holiday Special
THANKSGIVING DAY is one of the most wonderful holidays we celebrate. It is a time for sharing with family and friends, a time filled with memories, good and less than good.Below are some of our readers' responses to our question, What is your most enjoyable...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area:VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: Orlando Young, 17, was fatally shot in the chest about 9:30 p.m. Saturday while seated in a car parked in the 5600 block...
Polo Perfect St. Louis U. High Stays Undefeated in Water Polo over Two Seasons
St. Louis University High water polo coach Charlie Busenhart has never seen anything like it."I've coached better individual players, but this is a special, special group," Busenhart said. "In terms of passing and unselfish play, it's one of the finest...
Private Foundations Can Be Good Source for Funding
Q: I am planning to start a company to provide self-defense training to high school juniors and seniors. How do I go about obtaining a grant?A: There are thousands of private foundations that award grants.Private foundations do not advertise, nor are...
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