St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 8, 1994

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$15,000 Msd Grant to Help Fix Sewers
The Village of Glen Echo Park has received a $15,000 grant from the Metropolitan Sewer District to pay for storm-water work and to replace a deteriorating culvert.Under the plan, the village of 218 residents would pay $30,000 of the project's cost."Anytime...
1-Year Moratorium Is Urged for Plan for Page Extension
A one-year moratorium is needed on plans to expand Page Avenue, a Sierra Club official told members of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission recently."Your environmental impact statement is deficient," said Ron McLinden. "It appears that...
200 Employees Are Paid More Than Governor
Gov. Jim Edgar is the chief executive officer of the largest employer in Illinois, but you'd never know it from his salary.Edgar gets $103,097 a year. About 200 state employees have made more in gross pay than Edgar through about the first half of this...
3 Raiders Throw for Tds in Win over Dallas
Jeff Hostetler, Vince Evans, and Billy Joe Hobert each threw touchdown passes Sunday night to lead the Los Angeles Raiders to a 27-19 exhibition victory over the Dallas Cowboys, who got both a spark and a scare from Troy Aikman.Aikman scored on a 6-yard...
4 Suspicious Fires under Arson Investigation
Four fires that destroyed four vacant houses in South Shore last week are being investigated as possible cases of arson, said a spokesman for the St. Charles Fire Protection District.All four houses had been condemned after being damaged in last year's...
7 Members of Gop Central Committee Lose Seats
Seven members of the 28-member St. Charles County Republican Central Committee lost their seats last week in township committee races.Among the losers was Denise E. Funderburk, the vice chairwoman of the central committee and its former chairwoman. She...
A Haitian Family Struggling but Safe in St. Louis
The proud smiles of Elimene-Val and Andieu Elie belie their pain.They say they were tortured and their home was destroyed before they fled Haiti and settled in St. Louis in February.In their tiny, sparely furnished south St. Louis apartment, the Elies...
Always a Helping Hand
One of Nancy Kaiser's superiors described Kaiser as "a little dynamo . . . a full-time-plus volunteer who is worth a fortune." Kaiser was one of four VISTA volunteers from the St. Charles area recruited to work with elderly flood victims.VISTA, short...
A New Response to Crime
City officials have just announced a number of extremely promising provisions to address violent crime. Some are an extension of programs already in place. In any case, the idea of the Bosley administration, the Police Board and the police chief joining...
Antique Row Drawing in More Tourists
Weekend antiquing down on Cherokee Street is not just for the locals anymore."I would say that our business is about 50/50 local vs. out-of-area sales," said Greg Kullman. Kullman is co-owner, with Dave Canada, of Victorian Village Antiques at 2125 Cherokee.Besides...
Arbitration Young Umps Give Something Back to the Game
Carrie Ellis remembers the first time she pulled on a mask and stepped behind the plate to call balls and strikes.The memories, though, are not fond ones."The first year was the worst," said Carrie, an 18-year-old Shasta High School graduate now in her...
Area Man Returns from Fire on the High Seas
John Goewert of Affton was sleeping off a string of 18-hour shifts in his bunk on a fish-processing ship last month in the Bering Sea off Alaska when a foghorn and general alarm bells rudely awoke him and his shipmates."I jumped out of my bunk and grabbed...
A Remembrance of Virtues Past a Return to Old-Fashioned Ethics Is Becoming a National Cause
SOCIETY is taking a nose-dive. Sixty-two percent of Americans said they thought so in a recent Gallup poll. That number is up from 46 percent just 10 years ago.Reversing the decline of common decency has become a national cause of late, attracting some...
Are You a Bear or a Bull about Utility Stocks, Funds?
How do you know when utility stocks hit bottom?(A) You can hear the crash.(B) The lights go out.(C) Dividend yields on the stocks hit new highs.If you picked (C), you're right. One of the oddities of investing is that as the price of a stock goes down,...
Arsonists Suspected in Fire That Destroyed Alabama High School
Townspeople - some of them weeping - slowly drove past the smoldering ruins of their high school Sunday, in a town torn apart by racial tension.Mayor Terry Graham said a task force of state fire investigators and local police, joined by the FBI and the...
Art Show Is Set for Aug. 27-28
The seventh annual Midwest Salute to the Masters, billed as one of the largest art shows in the nation's heartland, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at Longacre Park in Fairview Heights.The show is listed among the top 100 art fairs...
Battle Memories: Three Area Women Recount Ww II Experiences
Three area women relived their World War II experiences last week at the Northwest branch of the Jefferson County Library as they helped commemorate the Holocaust and the last entry in the "Diary of Anne Frank."The women, Gladys Fereber, Jean Mazuranic...
Being Boss in Illinois Doesn't Always Mean More Bucks to Bank
Bosses usually make more than their employees, unless they work for the state of Illinois.Scores of state workers are paid more than their bosses under a topsy-turvy compensation system in which people with the most responsibility are often not the highest-paid...
Bell Takes Toll on Cards Staff Hit in Ninth Lifts Pirates to 6-5 Win
When one ponders the Cardinals' pitching rotation for next season, there is reason for considerable pause.Bob Tewksbury, their only reliable starter, probably won't be in that rotation because he will cost more as a free agent than the Cardinals are...
Beyond Iced Tea: What to Do with Mint
WITHOUT THIS herb, Wrigley's gum might have been called Double. After dinner breath fresheners would be called, well, after dinner breath fresheners. And pink ice cream would be - pink ice cream.Not surprisingly, mint is the most frequently grown herb...
Bill of the Cap for Some NFL Players, the Price of Cost Control Is a Loss of Jobs
Major-league baseball players will go on strike this week to prevent it.National Basketball Association players went to court trying to remove it.But in the National Football League, players and management are learning to live with it.It's called a salary...
Blueberries Deserve a Place on the Menu
OF ALL THE fruits of summer, I think blueberries are the finest. We eat them on cereal, yogurt and ice cream. I love them mixed with cubes of cantaloupe or watermelon. They are great tossed into pancake or muffin batter. Sometimes, - to stretch the...
Board Ponders Renovation Plan, Hiring 25 Teachers
To cope with a near doubling of the student population, the Valley Park School Board is considering a building renovation plan and hiring 25 more teachers.At a special meeting attended largely by district employees, consultants recommended that the district...
Border Crossing Opened between Israel, Jordan
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin will become the first Israeli head of government to visit Jordan publicly, when he meets with King Hussein in Aqaba today.Rabin and Hussein will talk after the opening earlier Monday of a border crossing between Aqaba and...
Borrowers Beware! Rates Going Up on Credit Cards
Credit card interest rates are moving up.These monthly charges on outstanding balances, so sticky when other interest rates are falling, are lightning-fast to respond when the Federal Reserve starts nudging up the cost of money.This month, said Robert...
Bosnian Serbs Vow to Keep Fighting
Defying both NATO air attacks on their forces and the loss of backing from neighboring Serbia, leaders of the Bosnian Serbs said Sunday they were ready to fight on alone."We don't have any choice. We have to survive even in this isolation," Aleksa Buha,...
Briefs
RWANDA More Hutu Refugees Heading For Home</P><P>U.N. trucks picked up hundreds of exhausted Rwandan refugees on the road home from the death and disease-plagued camps of Zaire Sunday and ferried them to Kigali, the capital.</P><P>The...
Burls, Cankers or Conks Could Be Maple's Foes
Q: I'm curious about something that maybe you can explain. I have a soft maple tree in our back yard that is about 50 feet tall. All around its trunk and up about 10 feet there are about 40 or 50 lumps growing out the sides. They range from about 2 inches...
Cake and Candy, All in One
DONNA FILKINS of Maplewood can pull out the birthday candles to decorate a favorite childhood treat. "My mother faithfully purchased birthday cakes that had crushed candy and sometimes nuts around the sides," she wrote. "The cake was simply called whipped...
Candidates' Health Raises Some Tricky, Puzzling Questions
Education and crime are the designated battlefields of the campaign for Illinois' top executive jobs, but what's getting the headlines is health care.Health care for Jim Edgar, on the mend from coronary artery disease in the midst of his quest to be...
Casino Backers Say Campaign Hit the Jackpot Investors Spend $180,000 in 3rd Vote on Riverboat Gaming
Investors in a proposed floating casino at Kimmswick anted up about $180,000 for a campaign to get voters to approve riverboat gambling in Jefferson County.They hit a winner.The proposition passed by just 60 votes in the Aug. 2 primary election. The...
Cat Naps: They're Good for You Researchers Say More Americans Need to `Take Sleep Seriously' We Need Two Sleep Sessions Every 24 Hours
ON A PLUMP futon at Ben and Jerry's ice cream company, on the silky grass in the park next to Esprit headquarters, in soft-lit chambers above Levi's Plaza, a growing number of men and women are interrupting the workday to do what comes naturally:Take...
Clinton Aides Debate Military Pay Raises
President Bill Clinton's aides are debating whether the government should invest nearly $30 billion in military pay raises over the next five years.On one side is Defense Secretary William Perry, who not only wants the raises for purposes of morale and...
Conference in London Champions Islamic State, Destruction of Israel
A conference of 8,000 Muslims backed calls Sunday by its organizers for the establishment of a single global Islamic state and the destruction of Israel.The conference at Wembley arena was organized by the Muslim Unity Organization, which represents...
Council May Revise Permit Law Questions about Inspections of Houses Spark Discussion
Members of the Maryland Heights City Council are planning to redraft a law that would require inspections and occupancy permits for homes that are rented or sold.The city currently reinspects and certifies apartments and businesses that change tenants....
Council Moves Forward on Contract for Trash Hauling; Savings Expected
The Hazelwood City Council is poised to approve a waste hauling contract that it hopes will add up to real saving for city residents.The council has tentatively approved a three-year waste hauling contract with Sutton and Sons Disposal & Recycling Inc....
Council Sets Hearing on Disputed Annexation Proposal
Bridgeton is moving forward with the procedure to annex about seven square miles that Hazelwood is already claiming as part of its territory, effective next June.The Bridgeton City Council last week set a public hearing on its annexation proposal for...
Couples' 270 Wins `Comeback Open'
First Paul Azinger, then Fred Couples. Just call it the Comeback Open.Couples, recovering from a back injury that kept him out of golf for almost four months, shot a 7-under-par 65 in the third round Sunday morning, then had a 68 in the afternoon and...
Crackerjack: Restaurant's BLT Salad Is a Winner
The space at Broadway and Chestnut Street, in the southeast corner of the garage, has had a long and checkered restaurant history, beginning when the building was new and the Crest House filled the corner with a rather elegant steak house, under the...
Cuban-Americans Urge Castro's Ouster
Cuban-Americans throughout South Florida spent Sunday fanning the embers of rebellion in Cuba.In meeting after meeting, they called on Cubans to organize, agitate, fight - seize the moment and topple President Fidel Castro.But in Havana, elements loyal...
Cubans Rally Behind Government
Hundreds of thousands of Cubans gathered at Revolution Square Sunday to show support for the government, two days after street clashes in the capital that injured 35 people.The crowd, estimated by Cuban officials at 600,000, jammed the vast square for...
Deal Hull? What Short Memories Nhl Fans Have
Unless indications are invalid, the Blues soon will trade Brett Hull.Most rumored is Hull and sidekick Kelly Chase heading to Los Angeles and Barry Melrose Place. In a book-balancing exchange, the Kings would send Rick Tocchet and Rob Blake to the Blues.From...
Decisions Can Wait While Robertson Plays
Ryan Robertson's friends have spent the summer much the way teen-agers usually spend a summer. Sleeping late, hanging out at the pool, working at McDonald's, cruising around St. Charles, holding hands in movie theaters.Not Robertson.Robertson has been...
`Demo Drivers' Hope to Set Regulations, Rules for the Track
Leonard Pease has a vision: cars slamming together safely, amateurs competing fairly with professionals, drivers being rewarded for their skill at crushing fenders and demolishing doors.In short, he dreams of organizing the crash-bang world of demolition...
Disability No Bar to Jobs, Expert Says
"There are so many stereotypes, and there's so much fear of hiring people with disabilities," Cathy Contarino says from her busy office on Broadway in Alton."I think people with disabilities are looked on as `medical tragedies' and not capable of working...
Dream Team II Wins, but Still Trails Original
Reggie Miller may be the only one who knows this, but the United States, despite a 23-point victory over Brazil on Sunday, still trails in the competition against the original Dream Team.While the 105-82 victory boosted the U.S. record to 3-0 in world...
Entertain a Few New Ways to Invest Your Money
Wall Street loves the entertainment industry. It is the latest investment craze that started last year when Paramount Communications, the movie maker and fun conglomerate, put itself up for sale.Since then television stations - both network and cable...
Exercise Regime Seems Excessive
Dear Open Mind: I'm really getting concerned about a friend of mine. She's 22, cute and smart. She's home from college now, looking for a job, and has extra time on her hands. The thing that worries me is her almost compulsive exercising. I know she...
Expansion of Prisons Already in the Works
State officials want to jump-start work on upgrading Missouri's prison facilities to handle a skyrocketing inmate population.The day after voters approved a $250 million bond issue Aug. 2, officials met in Jefferson City to put the dollars to work replacing,...
Father of Dead Child Testifies about Abuse
Keith Okai, whose 4-year-old child died from a blow to the head, said he knew of only one instance where the woman on trial for murdering the child had physically abused the child.Okai testified Friday in the trial of his former lover, Janet Candela,...
Ferritin Level Gauges Status of Iron in Body
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 70-year-old woman. I am interested in ferritin and its blood levels. How can you bring a ferritin level down to normal? What makes it go up? Also, please explain for me why the numbers change for ferritin. My level is 1,055.Ferritin...
Fights among Teens Cast Doubts on Racial Harmony
This village west of Chicago is hailed for black and white residents living in harmony on the same blocks, attending the same schools and encouraging each other on street banners to "Work for Peace."But recent fights between some black and white teens...
Filmmakers Turn out TV Ads for A-B's Ice Draft
Under the direction of independent filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, five new television commercials are making their debut this week for Anheuser-Busch's Ice Draft from Budweiser.The 30-second spots, which highlight the "Bud Ice" bar call, are being unveiled...
Flavors Harmonize in Exotic Thai Dishes
THAILAND IS A country partially bordered by Laos and Cambodia; it is close enough to China and India to be influenced by their cultures, especially since the T'ai (Thai) tribes lived on a trade route between the two countries during the Tang dynasty....
For Compassion, Not Punishment
A prosecutor in Lansing, Mich., has charged a father with manslaughter for unhooking his premature baby from life support equipment and allowing him to die. The blunt instrument of the law is ill-suited to such tragic circumstances.The case recalls the...
Forest Fire in Washington State Decides to Cool It for a While
An evacuation alert was lifted Sunday for one town threatened by forest fires as lighter wind and higher humidity helped firefighters lengthen containment lines around the state's fires.Residents of another community organized a lake "splash-in" to celebrate...
For This Musical Accompanist, the Notes Matter a Lot
FOR TWO WEEKS last month I was a Suzuki dad.My youngest child, 11-year-old J, and I attended the 20th annual Suzuki Music Institute at Ithaca College in upstate New York.It was one of about a dozen institutes held each summer in the U.S. and Canada based...
Get Well Soon Planning Ahead Can Help with a Speedy Recovery from Surgery
THE BETTER prepared you are for surgery, the more quickly and completely you will recover. It's important to learn all you can about the procedure and prepare yourself, your home, your family and your employer for it. Here's some advice from doctors...
Hail, Caesar
I'M NOT EXACTLY sure what got me addicted. My best guess is that it has something to do with the Parmesan cheese and how it blends with the olive oil, garlic and anchovies, then merges with the romaine lettuce and croutons, creating a taste sensation...
Here's What Doctors Say
THERE'S NO doubt that recovery from any surgery can be a challenge. The doctors we spoke to overwhelmingly said that the best route to recovery is good planning and understanding of the proposed surgery.Here's what else they suggest.Dr. Kim Bader, OB-GYN;...
Hill Becomes Nl's First to Get to 16 Victories
Ken Hill became the National League's first 16-game winner and the Montreal Expos beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Sunday for their 17th victory in 19 games.Moises Alou tripled, doubled and singled and drove in two runs for the Expos. Montreal won...
House Gets Farce, Senate Gets Substance in Whitewater Hearings
Why have Donald Riegle's hearings on the Whitewater scandal brought credit to the Senate, while the Henry Gonzalez circus on the same matter has brought ridicule on the House?Because the essence of the Senate hearings is not about the abuse of the banking...
Ice Cream Cup Adds New Twist to Simpson Murder Speculation
Nicole Brown Simpson, her two children and a young man in a suit stopped in for ice cream the night Simpson and Ronald Goldman were killed, the manager of a Ben & Jerry's said Sunday.Bill Chang said he did not believe the man was Goldman, whom he has...
If Health Care Reform Fails, Who Will Get the Blame?
There are two questions about health care as we reach the 11th hour: what will happen, and how will it be interpreted - particularly if there is no bill?Fear of blame may, of course, determine the result, as it often does in politics. And if Congress...
Impact of Unsolved Murder Unclear
Almost a year ago, on Aug. 14, 1993, Peggy Thompson was shot to death inside First Lady Antique, her store at 2201 Cherokee Street.Police officers found no sign of a struggle, and no money was taken from the store, they say, although Thompson's purse...
Inquiry Is Sought for USDA Chief
Justice Department officials have recommended that Attorney General Janet Reno seek appointment of an independent counsel to investigate Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy's links to an Arkansas poultry producer, officials say.The documents requesting a...
In This Case, Evidence Suggests . . . City Detectives Differ on Simpson's Guilt
VETERAN OF MANY a violent death, St. Louis police Capt. Harry B. Hegger is often asked by friends whether he thinks O.J. Simpson is guilty or innocent.Hegger, 47, who commands the intelligence unit, is convinced Simpson savagely slashed to death his...
Jazzy Shrimp Sandwiches Are New Orleans Classic
ALTHOUGH NOT A true fan of jazz, I do like summer jazz festivals, especially those that feature New Orleans blues music.That being the case, when I saw a newspaper advertisement for a New Orleans jazz gala not far from where we live, I planned a soiree...
Jordan Warm to Idea of Winter Ball
Cardinals outfielder Brian Jordan, who suffered four fractured ribs before the All-Star break, plans to play winter ball to make up for lost time."I feel like I've been cheated this year," Jordan said.Jordan collided with third baseman Todd Zeile on...
Jury Selection Begins in PCB Trial
Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in a suit by the family of a former Westinghouse Electric employee against Monsanto Co., alleging that he died after being exposed to a Monsanto chemical.The claim is part of a series of suits against Monsanto...
Keeping Posted
Firms Change Insurers</P><P>Not only are small- and mid-sized businesses concerned about rising health-care costs, but they apparently are trying to do something about it - with or without health-care reforms.</P><P>A total...
King of the Road Petty Adds to New Tradition of 1st Brickyard 400
When people call you The King, it's hard to be humble and even harder to walk through a crowd unnoticed.Richard Petty never has tried to blend in. He's got an image to uphold.King Richard has been to Indianapolis in May, coming to pay homage to the other...
Kv Losses Don't Hurt Top Execs
Although KV Pharmaceutical Co. lost $8.2 million for the year ended March 30, its top executives received more money than they did for the previous fiscal year.That includes KV's highest-paid officer, Marc S. Hermelin, the vice chairman and former chief...
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury
The jury system in our country dates back to the early 1600s when it was embraced by the American colonies. When the right to jury trials was omitted from the Constitution, the states won their battle to have it restored in the form of the Sixth and...
Let Us Pray to Grow Old with Grace
Dear Abby: Twelve years ago, I clipped the enclosed prayer from your column. I am now living in a retirement community and hope that you will print it again - for a new group of readers. J. KANE, OCALA, FLA.Here it is, with pleasure. And incidentally,...
Lifeline Pilots: Transport-And Hope
Not long after Mike Keenum volunteered to fly sick people throughout the Midwest, he was asked to undertake a mission that didn't fit into his schedule.A seriously ill 3-year-old boy and his parents needed to fly from their home in Kansas to the Mayo...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Lying to Congress Is No Big Deal
Should Roger Altman go to jail? The question presents itself because last week's Senate Whitewater hearings point toward one very obvious conclusion: Deputy Treasury Secretary Altman lied to Congress. (And Treasury Chief of Staff Josh Steiner lied to...
Magic House's Plans Concern Neighbors Expansion Will Cause Parking, Traffic Problems, Residents Say
The Magic House in Kirkwood will have to do much more to be able to expand than just say "Presto!"The nonprofit organization that operates the third-most popular children's museum in the nation is seeking to relieve crowded conditions with a 12,000-square-foot...
Making the Most of Zucchini
ZUCCHINI IS THE hamster of the vegetable world.Ever try keeping two hamsters because just one might be lonely? Of course, you asked the pet shop to be sure they were both male or both female. But likely, within weeks, you learned the pet shop worker...
Mayor Is Moving and May Resign
Oakland officials say Mayor Diane T. Kroupa might soon resign. She did not attend the Board of Aldermen meeting last week, and some officials questioned her future status."I understand she is selling her house and moving to the country," said acting...
Mayor Resigns Office, to Become Judge
Ellisville Mayor Dennis Neil Smith has resigned his office to begin a four-year term as a judge in the family court division of St. Louis County Circuit Court.Smith announced his resignation last week at a City Council meeting."We will miss him for his...
Meal Money Misused
The Missouri Division of Aging has finally ordered an audit of the Southside Senior Citizens Center. The audit comes in the wake of disclosures by Post-Dispatch reporters Joe Holleman and Carolyn Tuft that the center's director, Ollie Mae Stewart, apparently...
Miller Deals Mixed Deck; `Joker' Wins
There wasn't a full house at Riverport Amphitheatre Saturday night, but the Joker dealt a few winning hands anyway.The Steve Miller Band dealt out blues, country and rock in a show that covered more than 30 songs and lasted nearly four hours, including...
Modern Cook Goes for Old Favorites
FOR AS long as she has been cooking (and she has been cooking since she was 11 years old), Peggy Wild's favorite recipes have always been "older than dirt."Take the recipe for her all-time favorite specialty, chicken and dumplings. She got it, she says,...
Monday Memo
Ever read about or actually seen a high-speed car chase? Or maybe you've just watched "Smoky and the Bandit" in the movie theater or on video.In real life, it must be dangerous stuff, with the bad guys zipping down the highway, weaving in and out of...
Montana out of Sync in Chiefs' Loss
On a team that boasts offensive stars Joe Montana and Marcus Allen, rookie wide receiver Lake Dawson provided the only sparkle for the Kansas City Chiefs in their American Bowl adventure.Dawson, a third-round pick from Notre Dame, caught a 40-yard arching...
More Computers `Merging' on the Information Highway
FORGET THE Encyclopaedia Britannica. When 9-year-old Katie Thompson wanted to know more about the recent comet collision with Jupiter, she didn't bother with the usual sources. She went straight to the experts.Logging onto the Internet through her mother's...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Wouldn't it be nice to have one of the those flashing police lights in your car whenever you are stuck in a traffic jam? Pretend you are a policeman and watch the congestion on Highway 40 part like the Red Sea?ALBERTO TOMBA tried something like that...
Nepotism Charge Seems Curiouser and Curiouser
FORGIVE ME, but I just can't work up a good sense of outrage against Michael Corley, president of the Rockwood School Board.He is accused of violating the state's constitutional prohibition on nepotism. Specifically, he is accused of voting to hire his...
New Standards on Building Homes Possible
Cracking streets and shifting driveways in O'Fallon may bring city officials and home builders to negotiate about new standards the city intends to apply to new home construction.Both sides agree that some residential streets in O'Fallon have deteriorated...
No, It's Not Obsessive, Just Picky Restaurant Customers Can Have Unusual Rituals
I WAS EATING lunch in a restaurant recently when there was a slight commotion at the next table. A man was sending his hamburger back and was quite vocal about it.I knew he was upset. But I couldn't quite hear the complaint.I asked the waitress, who...
Nothing Minor about Mu's Major Mehlville Grad Wants to End College Career on High Note
If linebacker Darryl Major had any doubts about where Missouri football coach Larry Smith stood, they linger no longer.Smith was new, an enigma to the Missouri players in December when he was hired to replace Bob Stull. Major recalled an early, ice-breaking...
Obituaries
Olivia Gersbacher</P><P>Olivia G. Gersbacher, 94, of Wentzville, died Thursday (Aug. 4, 1994) at the Wentzville Park Care Center in Wentzville.</P><P>Mrs. Gersbacher, who formerly lived in St. Charles, was retired after working...
Odometer Watchers May Have Their Trip Cut Short
MAYBE "federal odometer agent" doesn't have the resonance of "FBI," but you should feel comfortable knowing that all four federal odometer agents are watchdogs of the law.At least for now.Congress will decide within a few weeks - maybe even this week...
Panel Says Future Looks Dark, Hobbled by Too Many Promises to Keep
A group in Washington wants to scare the pants off you to keep the country from losing its shirt.The group, called the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement Reform, plans to release a report today that graphically illustrates that the nation is headed...
Panthers Win Schieni Summer League
The Panthers of the Larry Schieni Memorial Girls Summer Basketball League finished the regular season with a 9-1 record in winning the White Division title.So when they fell behind in both the semifinals and finals at the St. Charls County Boys and Girls...
Parents and Boards Should Run Schools, Panelists Say
Control of public schools should be in the hands of parents and school boards, not the federal and state government, panelists at an education forum said recently.The forum was sponsored by a group called "Back to Basics," which was started about two...
Park Superintendent, Sheriff Ponder Park Ranger `Revisions'
Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer and Superintendent of Parks Mike Ginger are discussing a change that will take rangers out of Jefferson County parks and replace them with sheriff's deputies.Boyer is concerned about the rangers because they receive their...
Peace Disturbances Defined; Penalties Set
The Arnold City Council has defined various forms of peace disturbance and set penalties for violators.According to the new ordinance, a person is disturbing the peace if he or she:Makes loud noises, shouts, yells or swears to provoke violence.Threatens...

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