St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 24, 1994

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2,500 Immunized against Hepatitis A
Nearly 2,500 students and teachers of the Lindbergh School District have received shots of Immune Globulin related to the recent outbreak of hepatitis A in the St. Louis area."This was the largest number of people to be protected against the hepatitis...
3 Killed in Blaze in Desloge 4 Other Residents Safe as House Is Destroyed
Three people perished early Sunday in a fire that destroyed a house in Desloge, Mo., about 65 miles south of St. Louis.The fire could have been even deadlier, authorities said, but four other people who share the home were away for the night.Those who...
50 Years Later, She Wears Her Sexy Dress
Dear Abby: Your column about whether to wear a sexy low-cut dress to a class reunion dinner dance prompts this letter.My college graduation class celebrated its 50th reunion in 1987. When I was a freshman, my parents bought me a red crepe formal, cut...
A Big Thanks to Everyone Annual Campaign Raised $1.1 Million
WE WANT TO say thanks. Thanks from the Post-Dispatch to all the volunteers who helped on the 1993 100 NEEDIEST CASES drive.The campaign under co-chairwomen Grace Collins and Jeanette Wamser raised $1,131,155 for 13,136 families and individuals. The drive...
A Chance for Reform in Southern Mexico
Early last year the Zapatista National Liberation Army was training in the mountains of Chiapas in Mexico , preparing for an uprising that, over New Year's weekend, was to bring it international attention.At about the same time, Chiapas state's traditional...
A Hole Cuts Heart out of Investment
In the sports card business, a single thumbtack hole can wipe out a small fortune."If someone had enjoyed his card by putting a thumbtack through it to stick it to a wall, that's a catastrophic defect," said St. Louis card dealer Ron Graham.As an example,...
Aikman Gets Victory, but Credit Reliever Kosar with Critical Save
Bernie Kosar made certain the Dallas Cowboys were as good as coach Jimmy Johnson's word in the NFC Championship Game.Johnson made the promises. Kosar and wide receiver Alvin Harper made the most important play. Troy Aikman will not remember. Kosar will...
Aldermen Double Term of Mayor to Four Years
In an effort to allow potential developers to deal with a "firm administration," the Kinloch Board of Aldermen has voted to double to four years the term that the next elected mayor will serve.Mayor Bernard Turner asked the board to expedite the bill's...
Alton Belle's Casino Win Is Getting Better
Casino win for the Alton Belle continues to improve. The boat was hurt last year by reduced attendance because of the Great Flood and the opening of a competitor at East St. Louis. In December, however, its casino win climbed back to $6 million.The casino...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox:: Over the past two years my 11-year-old Lhasa apso has had a problem with sneezing and coughing. When she sneezes, a thick mucous comes from her nose. She has been on all kinds of medication, but the vets can't find one that will help her.Do...
Betting-Man Bonnel Seeking Big Payoff by End of '90S
Talk about confident. Arthur J. Bonnel predicts that the Dow Jones industrial average will hit 9,000 by the end of the '90s, and he aims to be "mutual fund manager of the decade" by then - an awfully big bet, even for a manager who works out of Reno,...
Bill Would Change Tax on Groceries
Groceries would be exempt from state sales taxes if a bill introduced by state Rep. Rich Chrismer, R-St. Peters, is approved by the Legislature.The state sales-tax rate is 4.225 percent. For example, a customer who buys $25 worth of groceries at a market...
Bingo! Children's Hospital Uses Television with Young Patients
Remember "Romper Room," where Miss Lois looked at the TV camera through a glassless looking-glass and could "see" Billy and Susie and Jason and Nancy watching at home?When Jennifer Wilson talks to the TV camera at St. Louis Children's Hospital, she calls...
Blues Acquire Duchesne for Butcher, Sutter, Bassen
The Blues are betting that the best defense may be a better offense.On Sunday, they sent three of their grittiest leaders to the Quebec Nordiques for holdout Steve Duchesne, one of the top offensive defensemen in the National Hockey League.Duchesne cost...
Board to Pick Panel to Study Trash Plan
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will seek advice from residents before making a decision about trash hauling.The aldermen are expected this week to appoint several residents to a committee. The committee will study the proposal to have one trash hauler...
Bobbitts Are Too Dull to Be on Cutting Edge
SINCE MY ill-advised series of limericks on the Bobbitts, I have avoided any mention of that unhappy couple. I learned my lesson.I was chided for my crudeness by numerous editors whose newspapers declined to print the limericks.Worse, I was berated for...
Bond Issue to Go on Ballot Feb. 8 $3 Million Would Pay for Roads, Sewers
Voters in Arnold will consider approving on Feb. 8 a $3 million bond issue to pay for roads and sewers that the Lemay Machine Co. needs to complete an industrial development. The project may generate 73 new jobs within a year.City Administrator Eric...
Bread Bakes in a Can
SWEET RAISINS and ground almonds flavor this bread, which is baked in a coffee can.Doris R. Horad of St. Louis learned to make coffee can bread while living in California, then lost the recipe. We hope this or one of the other recipes we are forwarding...
Briefs
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 37 Die As Croats Battle Muslims</P><P>Thirty-seven people were reported killed and 17 injured Sunday as renewed fighting between Bosnian Croat and Muslim-led forces flared in central Bosnia, Croatian radio said.</P><P>A...
Buffalo Stampede to Atlanta Goes through Montana
The Legend of Joe died hard Sunday, hard to the Rich Stadium turf.On third and 14 from his own 12, Kansas City's Joe Montana dropped back to pass, stepped up in the pocket to avoid the rush and completed a 17-yard pass to Keith Cash.But after the play,...
Buggy Carried First Visiting Nurses Here
IN 1895, an organization known as the Provident Association of St. Louis began making home nursing visits by horse and buggy, looking after "the indigent sick," carting around clean linens, gowns and wash basins - and a small white dog.The dog, so the...
Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHTDr. Tim Jordan, developmental and behavioral pediatrician, has expanded and moved his Children and Families Inc. to new offices at 16120 Chesterfield Parkway South, Suite 120, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017.Jordan's name was incorrect in the...
Cards Are `Lottery' for Kids
Beginning in the 1980s, baseball cards became a hot investment item, with even Wall Streeters getting into the act.A rare card of turn-of-the-century baseball great Honus Wagner broke the price record at $441,000, when it was sold to hockey superstar...
Card Shops Juggle Their Stash for Cash
Is the baseball card business striking out?Wally Militzer doesn't think so."Our sales increased by 30 percent last year - and they went up every year before that," said Militzer, owner of the 1,000,000 Baseball Cards shop at 14560 Manchester Road."I...
Charley Clark: Goes Way Back with City of St. Charles
Charley Clark of the Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis has adopted St. Charles. Clark is the great-great-great-grandson of explorer William Clark. On behalf of his illustrious ancestor, Clark has participated in a number of St. Charles commemorations of...
Chiefs Were on March . . . Then along Came Jones
St. Louisan Henry Jones probably has made bigger plays. He just can't remember when.Jones, a Buffalo safety via St. Louis University High School and the University of Illinois, intercepted a Joe Montana pass Sunday just before halftime to end a Kansas...
Child Molestation Imposes Sentence of Mental Anguish
DANIELLE SMILES FREELY. But it is the sad, knowing smile of a face with eyes that have seen too many things, cheeks that have felt too many tears and lips that have cursed too much cruelty in vain.She wonders if there is some remote chance that her ex-husband...
Class of '92 Had Little Clout
Revolutionaries, they are not. When 112 new House members arrived in Washington last January, the largest freshman class since 1948, their elders eyed them with suspicion.I remember the scene in the House chamber the day they were sworn in. The newcomers,...
Clintons' Tax Records Show Whitewater Deductions
Most of the $68,900 that President and Mrs. Bill Clinton say they invested in the Whitewater real estate venture involved interest on loans they took out for the company. The Clintons were subsequently able to take these costs as a deduction on their...
Conspiracy, Thy Name Is Hillary . . . or Maybe Bill
GOOD MORNING, fellow conspiracy buffs.When last we checked in on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, several Arkansas state troopers had come forward with stories of Bill's sexual escapades from his days as governor. Why were the troopers coming forward...
Consumers Line Up to Buy `Wonder Drug' but Experts Debate Merits of Anti-Oxidants
Health-conscious consumers, eager for dietary supplements, have been snapping anti-oxidants off retail shelves with gusto.What are anti-oxidants?Put simply, they are specific nutrients: vitamins C and E and beta carotene, and the minerals zinc, copper,...
Cookbook Has Creative Express on Track
CREATIVITY is Bonniesue Wadleigh's middle name. The teacher and church-choir soloist is, after all, one of the founders of Creative Express Inc., a nonprofit organization started in 1984 to help children and young people "build character, self-confidence...
Cooks Are Winging It with Frozen Chicken
WAREHOUSE stores, which sell everything from thyme to tires, have turned consumers onto a product that for years was limited to the food service industry.Individually quick frozen (IQF) chicken pieces are racking up big sales at the check-out counter.The...
Cool off the Hot Line
In 1975, 5,000 reports of child abuse were made to authorities in Missouri. By last year, the number had increased tenfold to 50,000. The proliferation of reports of child abuse has swamped the state's system of investigation and devoured state resources....
Corner Market Shooting Injures 2 Men, 1 Teen
Shots fired Sunday from a passing car injured three young men, one critically, at a corner market in St. Louis that police described as a frequent scene of drug dealing and violence.A clerk at the R & B Food Shop, 4256 College Avenue, said he heard six...
Court Appointees and Politics: A Balancing Act
A GOLDEN opportunity exists for a Missouri lawyer to become the first woman on the federal appeals court in St. Louis.The White House has told Harriett Woods, head of the National Women's Political Caucus, that it supports the appointment of a woman...
Court Bill Called Boost to Efficiency Automation Needed to Help Legal System, Supporters Say
Lawyers could file court documents without leaving their offices. Speeders could pay traffic fines at the bank. States could quickly check criminal histories of people buying guns. And judges could more easily review a suspect's record before granting...
Courthouse Fire Puts Kink in Renovation Damage to Garage's Support Beam Sparks Concern
The construction fire that erupted in the garage below the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton last week may further delay the long-running renovation project.County officials have called in outside experts to assess possible damage to a support beam.Director...
Cowboys Leave 49ers Reeking from Trash Talk
Before kickoff, the San Francisco 49ers were generically brave. They recycled some of Jimmy Johnson's trash talk and sent it back his way. The 'Niners wanted to make Johnson's Dallas Cowboys eat his guaranteed-win prediction.The 49ers were introduced....
Cowboys Top Niners, Return for Encore
Jimmy Johnson is a prophet and a healer.True to Johnson's word, the Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco on Sunday and headed to their second successive Super Bowl against the Buffalo Bills.And Emmitt Smith, whose separated shoulder was pronounced "healed"...
Cowboys Top 'Niners, Return for Encore
Jimmy Johnson, the faith healer, touched Emmitt Smith's separated shoulder and pronounced him healthy.Miraculously, Smith rushed 23 times for 88 yards, caught seven passes for 85 yards and scored two touchdowns.Johnson, the soothsayer, announced 72 hours...
Defense Agency Cancels Aids Vaccine Test
The Defense Department is scuttling a $20 million clinical trial of an experimental AIDS vaccine pushed through Congress by the drug manufacturer, The Washington Post reported Sunday.The newspaper said it had obtained a letter from Edward Martin, acting...
Democracy Slow Moving in Somalia Clan Leaders Lack Resources
AS U.S. TROOPS withdraw from Somalia and the world reconsiders its mission, the United Nations is having trouble introducing democracy in a country that has seen little but dictatorship and war.Even longtime observers, such as U.N. Secretary-General...
Despite Opposition, Council Approves Permit for Car Lot
Ferguson Woods residents will have to get used to having a used car lot next to their subdivision following a decision by the Ferguson City Council to grant a special-use permit to Car Credit Co.The dealership, which will include a financial service,...
Despite Pox, Howard Puts Illini on Rocks Wolverines Survive Illinois Rally
Fatigued and relieved, Juwan Howard intercepted a long pass and took two giant steps toward midcourt as time expired Sunday at Assembly Hall.As the moment of victory arrived, the chicken-pox jokes and taunting disappeared.The boys in the Illini band...
Dioxin More Dangerous Than First Thought
Is dioxin toxic or harmless? Will incinerators destroy all dioxin or spread it through the air? What should Missouri do about the planned incinerator at Times Beach?When dioxin became big news in the 1970s, we heard that it was the most toxic substance...
Dramatic Difference: Get Students on Stage Teacher Promotes `World of Live Theater'
Judy Rethwisch believes it's never too early to introduce kids to the delights of the stage.So, for the third consecutive year, Rethwisch's "Saturday Showcase" at Affton High School has drawn an increasing number of potential thespians, four to 13 years...
Dry-Skin Sufferer Can Wash Dishes
Q: My 15-year-old daughter is driving me crazy with her complaints about itchy, dry skin. She tries to use this as a reason for not doing dishes, but she showers and shampoos every day. I try to tell her that all that bathing is bad for her dry skin,...
Dutchess' Cookbook Offers Taste of Past
I WAS OFFERED a sweet little gift this holiday, a curious volume titled "Some Favorite Southern Recipes of the Duchess of Windsor." The book of 140 recipes was published in 1942 by Charles Scribner's Sons, and the author's royalties were donated to the...
Erase the Red Line around St. Louis
In an unusual action, the Missouri Insurance Department has accused the ninth-largest home insurer in Missouri of illegally refusing to write policies on property in St. Louis. If the agency's case stands up, the resolution would send a strong message...
Error-Free Magee Wins by 2 Strokes
Andrew Magee's errorless, 5-under-par 67 Sunday kept him ahead of all challengers and gave him a 2-shot victory in the Northern Telecom Open.Magee started his 10th PGA Tour season with his first title since 1991 and fourth overall. His four-day total...
Eureka! Very Special Skiers Find Esteem at Hidden Valley
As Shawn slashed his way through the snow and down the intermediate hill at Hidden Valley Resort in Eureka, an anxious group of people waited below.Among them were corporate vice presidents, nurses, ditch diggers and students. Together, they flinched...
Firefighters Protest Time off for Classes
Mid-County Fire Protection District firefighters who belong to Local 2665 of the International Association of Firefighters say they remain unhappy over the fact that a former union member was allowed to attend junior college classes on district time...
Fowl Deed Starts with a Brick and an Italian Cookbook
THE OTHER NIGHT, I fixed smashed chicken. I grabbed a brick from my basement and put it on top of some chicken that was bubbling away in olive oil.Patricia Wells told me to treat the chicken this way. She said the business with the brick was one of the...
Gephardt Meets with Police on Fighting Crime
Word that a gunman had just killed an 11-year-old boy came Sunday as House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt stood in a St. Louis police captain's living room, talking about how to fight crime.Gephardt, D-St. Louis County, and the police officers who...
Golden Brett Skates into the Comics at Mcdonald's
Comic book collectors will be able to pick up a copy of "The Golden Adventures of Brett Hull" for five weeks starting Friday at participating McDonald's Restaurants.A limited edition of three comic books will be available for 99 cents with the purchase...
Gov. Carnahan to Help Celebrate Elementary School's Anniversary
The Becky-David Elementary School will celebrate its silver anniversary as a year-round school with a program at 2 p.m. Feb. 6, that will feature Gov. Mel Carnahan. In addition, a videotape about the school's history will be shown, and time capsules...
Graduate School Beckons Growing Numbers
Not satisfied with the prospect of a bachelor's degree, 65 percent of today's college freshmen, including record numbers of women, plan to attend graduate school, according to a survey of first-year students.For the first time in the 28 years of the...
`Great Pretender' Caught after 3 Years as Chicago Coach
An impostor who passed himself off for three years as a fine teacher and basketball coach has surrendered to police on a forgery charge.Investigators said Sunday that Gregory B. Motley, a nonteaching employee of the Chicago Board of Education, took on...
Groggy Aikman Thought Super Bowl Was to Be Played in Henryetta, Okla
While his teammates gave the San Francisco 49ers a serious beating in Sunday's NFC championship game, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman was knocked silly.How else could he reason that next week's Super Bowl XXVIII would be played in his tiny hometown...
Guitar Duo Blends Style, Energy and Synchronicity
One advantage a soloist has over ensemble players is absolute control of interpretation. In a chamber-music situation, the ebb and flow of tempo so crucial to a vital performance has to be agreed upon in advance and then executed more or less according...
Harding Sought to Harm Husband, Newspaper Says
Figure skater Tonya Harding approached two men about "bumping off" her former husband last summer after she suspected him of stealing her truck, the Oregonian reported Sunday."She was furious," the newspaper said. "She told two men - some people she...
Hoops Heat Up after Snow, Ice
After being limited by frigid cold, snow and ice early in the week, high school basketball heated up Thursday and Friday.Following is rundown of the late-week results: GIRLSHowell 51, Duchesne 37: The defending Gateway Athletic Conference champs righted...
Hoops Hysteria Everyone's Excited about O'fallon Basketball
The O'Fallon Panthers don't have a basketball tradition that burns embers in the hearts of their fans.Two seasons ago, Rodney Byrd and Brian Chamberlain ignited a pulse for the Panthers, who went 21-5 and were ousted from the Illinois Class AA sectionals...
Hospitality New Wards Give Youngsters Treatment for Their Spirits as Well as for Their Bodies
Nathan Hughes, 4, had a temperature of 105, and he'd just had a convulsion."His eyes were confused, and he was flopping like a fish out of water," said his father, Douglas Hughes, of St. Louis. "I was scared."So was Nathan's mother, Lynda Hughes, as...
How to Be Trapped at Home and like It
WHAT DO YOU do if you have cabin fever?I spoke with a man who was recently operated on, and he's going stir crazy. He's too weak to be running about town, but not sick enough to stay in bed. Television, VCR movies and the telephone fill up a few hours...
Illini Dog It in Practice, Then Play like Mutts
Did the University of Illinois basketball team take it too easy in preparing for Sunday's game with Michigan?That sounds like a ludicrous thought, considering that the Wolverines have gone to the national championship game the last two seasons and that...
It May Be a Silly Idea, but One Never Knows
"Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert."Laurence J. PeterI'd like to propose a new motto for businesspeople, especially retailers. It comes from the late jazz pianist Fats Waller, who used to say, "One...
It's Final: Mr. Schwalb Goes to Washington
As one of only 102 student leaders in the United States picked for the Senate Youth Program, Eric J. Schwalb is looking forward to a week in Washington - not to mention the $2,000 scholarship.Schwalb, student council president at Belleville Township...
Izod Parent Company Files for Chapter 11
Crystal Brands Inc., maker of Gant, Salty Dog and Izod brand clothing, said it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection to reorganize its finances.The bankruptcy filing follows three difficult years in which the company in Southport, Conn.,...
Lawmakers Set Sightes on Crime Clinton Seeking to Get Tough Law Fast
President Bill Clinton's administration will seek quick passage of a major crime bill that would put more police on the streets and provide more money for prisons, senior officials said Sunday."I think it's going to get passed and I couldn't be happier,"...
Lawmakers Set Sights on Crime State Hopes to Send Youth `Clear Message'
St. Louis Juvenile Judge James J. Gallagher remembers the 16-year-old certified for trial as an adult. This made him a first-time criminal offender, and he was let out on bond. He committed two more crimes before he ended up in jail."We had 40 kids involved...
Living in La: What It's like Now for Many, Fear Is a Companion amid Broken Remnants of Normal Life
The broken dishes, the loose hinges, the piles of books. They can be swept up or put to rights.But one week since the magnitude 6.6 quake changed all our lives, the emotional fallout continues.The terror was greatest closest to the epicenter - my house...
Low Inflation Must Be Matched by Higher Productivity
When Gerald Ford replaced Richard Nixon, he announced, "America's long nightmare is over." He was referring to Watergate.There now may be occasion to say these words again about an equally destructive experience.America's long nightmare of rising prices...
Mexico's Two Faces
The peasant rebellion in Chiapas has starkly revealed not only the two faces of Mexico but the two faces of the Mexican government as well.Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari is understandably eager to put the Indian rebellion in Chiapas behind...
Monday Memo
"Get your head out of the sand! It's time to get into ostrich farming!"That's what DEREK GOODWIN could have said last week to a group of Canadian ranchers, as he tried to talk them into raising ostriches instead of cattle.Goodwin is one of the owners...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
JEAN PIERRE RENZI figured if four men from the island of Jamaica could make it to the Winter Olympics on a bobsled, so could he and his friends.So next month the four men from Rochester Hills, Mich., with dual citizenship in the tiny republic of San...
New Group Works to Eliminate Discrimination against Disabled
Should a person in a wheelchair have to pay a double fare for a ride in a taxi cab? Should a person with a severe disability that causes him to drool uncontrollably be seated in the rear of a restaurant out of the sight of other customers?A new organization...
Nhl Fumbled Its Moment in Olympic Sun
Eggplant. Teal. Eggplant. Teal.Who could keep track? The goals came too fast from players in the new-rage uniforms, on sale at a souvenir stand near you. The passing was as slick as the rock music. Players such as Adam Graves and Eric Lindros fought...
Nl's White `Ousted' by Selig Coup
It wasn't exactly a bloodless coup that Bud Selig, Jerry Reinsdorf & Co. pulled off at the baseball owners meetings in Florida last week.Bill White was going anyway. But the series of events engineered by the "Chicago-Milwaukee Mafia," which forever...
Nolan's 3s Lift Washington U
Sophomore guard Gene Nolan pumped in a school-record eight 3-point baskets, leading Washington University past Case Western Reserve University 91-77 in a University Athletic Association game Sunday afternoon.Nolan had tied the school mark with seven...
Notebook
Charcoal WarningWhen used for indoor cooking, charcoal briquets pose a potentially deadly hazard of carbon-monoxide poisoning.Neil B. Hampson, a lung expert in Seattle, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association that his team counted...
Oasis Pat's Provides a Refuge for Lunch
Given its proximity to Forest Park and the Arena, Pat's has become a pre- and post-game oasis for would-be, wanna-be and never-were athletes of all sizes, shapes and ages. But during the off-season, or at lunch time, the venerable establishment still...
Officials Tackle Plans for Parks in `Embryonic' Stage Now, Mayor Says
Chesterfield has no city parks, and it's about time to start changing that situation, officials of the nearly six-year-old city say.The plans for parks in Chesterfield are both extensive and tentative. "It's embryonic now," said Mayor Jack Leonard. "We...
Parents Pack Meeting over Closing of Mcdonnell Douglas Care Center
Parents worried that the McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s day-care center may close packed a recent meeting of the Ferguson-Florissant School Board.The day-care center, called McCare, has been housed since it was founded eight years ago in the school district's...
Parents Urge Help for Bright Students
In the Clayton schools, some parents fear educators have neglected the brightest students as they have focused attention on slow learners or children with disabilities.About two dozen parents have organized as a group called Parents Against Average Schools,...
Peace Talks in Mideast Progressing, Rabin Says
Israel is making progress in its talks with Palestinians, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said Sunday. He then called on Syrian President Hafez Assad to meet him "anyplace on Earth" to talk about a peace treaty.Rabin said a meeting Saturday between Foreign...
Pentagon Halts Aids Vaccine Test Defense Dept. Will Study Other Methods, Paper Says
THE DEFENSE Department is scuttling a $20 million clinical trial of an experimental AIDS vaccine pushed through Congress by the drug manufacturer, The Washington Post reported Sunday.The newspaper said it had obtained a letter from Edward Martin, acting...
People
MADELEINE STOWE is starting to get her way.Honored by critics for her work in "Short Cuts," she says her days playing helpless women are over. She plays a tough-talking blind woman who regains her sight in "Blink," which also stars AIDAN QUINN."It's...
People to People
People: I am looking for all aviation cadets who went through the program at Johnson City State Teachers College (now East Tennessee State University) in 1943-44 for a potential reunion. - TONY VERCHINSKI, 421 Doral Drive, Warson Woods, Mo. 63122; phone:...
Pet Peeves to Laugh About
`ISN'T that true?" Dan Vincent is asking. "Isn't it?"Undeniably. Men should be prohibited from wearing cheap toupees. And women should be arrested for wearing curlers anywhere outside their homes."Don't you hate that?" Vincent is asking again.Without...
Plane Stories - Some of Them Are Not So Plain
"So how was your flight?"The question is automatic, reflexive, a cliche. So is the response: "Oh, fine." But once in a while, "Oh, fine" just doesn't do it. Rose (it's not her real name) boarded the flight to Washington in high spirits. A few weeks earlier,...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: VIOLENT DEATHSSt. Louis: A man from University City was shot four times and killed Saturday at MetroLink's...
Polls Disturb Democrats Larouche Disciple May Cause Repeat of '86 Debacle
Smith and Jones are common as surnames can be.But there is an uncommon difference between them in Illinois politics for 1994: Sheila Smith is the running mate for Roland Burris, the leading Democratic contender for governor; Sheila Jones, one of his...
Pollution Problems Complicate Buyouts City Seeks Grants to Buy 5 Junkyards
St. Charles wants five junkyards that spilled toxins into the floodwater of the Missouri River and a tank farm that posed a danger last summer cleaned up.Officials are not clear on who will pay to clean away the toxic wastes in the dumps or tank farm....
Poverty Plagues Mexicans Village of `Forgotten Ones' Seeks Better Life, Not Death
A MUDDY THREE-hour trudge over knife-edge ridges separates this mountain hamlet from the nearest medical clinic. Light comes from candles. Water comes from a river 2 1/2 miles away.Briseo Hernandez Ocampo, 40, balances his bags of corn, beans and coffee...
Press Tour Looks like Version of `Family Feud'
PRESIDENTIAL daughter Alice Roosevelt Longworth had a needlepoint pillow with this coy appeal: "If you haven't got anything good to say about anyone come and sit by me."The late Mrs. Longworth would have reveled in this month's Television Critics Association...
Price Controls on Health Care Would Result in Shortages
What is so rare as a day in June? Agreement among economists. That makes it all the more significant when hundreds of economists, including Milton Friedman and chairmen of the Council of Economic Advisers to previous presidents, signed an open letter...
Priory Back Commits to Notre Dame
Ken Barry isn't Irish or Catholic. He is a fan of college football. In a way, his college football religion has been rooting against Notre Dame."I wanted them to lose to Florida State, to Boston College to Texas A&M," Barry said. "I never liked the school...
Profit Play Mind Construction Stores Prosper with Educational Toys
As a teacher in a resource program at Assumption School, Pat Richards often would look for new material such as a toy or game to offer a fresh viewpoint to students."For the new material I had to look in catalogs that were available for professional...
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