St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from March 3, 1994

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1991 Draft Sends Warm Breezes for Cards' Future
Conventional baseball wisdom demands that you play them one game at a time and, for sure, no more than one year at a time.But, on a rainy, windy day that curtailed the Cardinals' workout at the Busch complex, the mind wandered to the Cardinals' future....
4 Candidates, 2 Parties Ready to Slug It out in 113th District
There's a race for state representative in the 113th District - a real race, with two candidates on each side of the March 15 primary ballot.That's unusual in the hardball politics of the Metro East area - not because there's a race, but because none...
6-Week Summer Session Ok'd; Help with Other Programs Set
A single six-week summer program will be offered to all eligible Special School District students from June 20 to July 29.The School Board recently rejected a plan to offer the six-week program and an extended summer program of eight or nine weeks. The...
Abcs of Bst Answering the Key Questions on Monsanto's New Milk Drug
It's been one month since Monsanto Co. began selling its drug to increase cows' milk production. Some call it BST, others call it BGH; and some critics call it names that can't be printed here. Federal health officials call it safe, but some consumers...
A Certain Path to Life of Poverty
A recent study compared two groups of Americans: those who finished high school, got married and reached age 20 before having their first child, and those who did none of these three things.Of the children of those in the first group, only 8 percent...
After Touring Continent, K. Grawer Back at Arena
When Kevin Grawer left CBC High, the last thing he expected was to become a college hoops gypsy.He was a good student from a good family playing for his father at a Division I school in his hometown.Yet less than four years out of CBC, Grawer finds himself...
Alternative Action / March
The alternative label doesn't seem to mean much these days, now that it's being applied to bands as obscenely successful as Nirvana and Pearl Jam.But what else to use?New music? Didn't the classical people appropriate that term years ago? Indie rock?...
American Rocker
FORGET HIP-HOP and rap and heavy metal. America is a country of rockers.You can credit the French with inventing the chaise lounge. You can give the English their Chesterfield sofas and secretaries.But the rocking chair is as American as Elvis Presley...
Another Loss at Waco
The federal government's string of bad luck with the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, continues. Last week, a jury acquitted 11 members of the religious sect on charges of murder and conspiracy that grew out of the botched raid made by federal agents...
Around the NBA Bullets Firing Blanks
ATLANTIC DIVISION</P><P>Washington - playing without the injured Rex Chapman, Calbert Cheaney, Larry Stewart, Kenny Walker and Kevin Duckworth - lost six in a row. "We just don't have enough firepower or manpower to finish off anyone,"...
Atvs and the Mark Twain Forest
Eric Morse, supervisor of the Mark Twain National Forest, says he's having trouble sleeping at night. He's mulling over the request by a motor bike and trail riding club to create 308 miles of trails in the forest before he retires. He has extended the...
Badgers Cool off No. 3 Wolverines
Michael Finley scored 20 points and used his defense to shut down Jalen Rose as Wisconsin emerged from a four-game losing streak with a 71-58 upset of third-ranked Michigan on Wednesday.The slumping Badgers (16-8, 7-8 Big Ten), losers of eight of 12...
Bare Facts: Panhandling Bear's Death Splits Town
To some people, he was a nuisance, knocking over trash cans to feed his addiction to garbage and grease. To others, he was a furry folk hero, beloved by tourists who brought him bread and honey.He was nicknamed Split Ear, for an old battle scar. Now...
Bell Takes Aim at Regulators Psc Chief Calls Ads Misleading
Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.'s latest television spot closes with a picture of a locked factory gate.The TV ad is the latest salvo in the company's battle against state-ordered cuts in telephone rates.The company began airing the ads across Missouri...
Big 3 Are Driving toward Big Year
With auto sales moving into high gear, Detroit's Big Three carmakers are planning sharp increases in second-quarter production rates, setting the stage for record profits this year.According to Ward's Automotive Reports, General Motors Corp., Ford Motor...
Bills Consider Playing at Arena Next Season but Negotiations Continue with Kiel Center Officials
While still trying to negotiate a lease with Kiel Center Partners for the basketball Billikens, St. Louis University is checking out the cost of renting the city-owned Arena on Oakland Avenue for another year."We are open to discussing it, and we are...
Blues Remain `Alive' in the Chase for Nedved
Blues captain Brett Hull can rest easy - general manager Ron Caron is working hard to upgrade his injury-depleted roster.With the Vancouver Canucks visiting The Arena tonight, Caron will step up efforts to land free-agent center Petr Nedved. He and several...
Books on Tape
"CROSSING TO SAFETY" A novel by Wallace Stegner (6 hours, abridged, Penguin-HighBridge Audio, $24)</P><P>Chance, of course, brings people together. Some become friends, others don't. Fewer stay friends over an adult lifetime. What...
Bosley Vows to Ensure Safe Schools District Officials Form Task Force on Security
"We're not going to tolerate anybody busting into school and roaming the hallways."The speaker was Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr., the audience an auditorium full of 1,300 cheering students at Beaumont High School, where a gang of youths beat up a student...
Breast Implants and Breast-Feeding Silicone, Nursing Infants' Health May Be Linked
Cindy Morrissey did everything right during the years she breast-fed her three daughters. She didn't drink alcohol or coffee, she didn't smoke and she watched her diet. But today her children - ages 3, 8 and 10 - have pain in their joints, fever, rashes,...
Briefcase
NationalTHE ECONOMYQuake And Weather Put Dent In EconomyThe California earthquake contributed to the worst decline in Americans' incomes in a year in January, while the brutal winter of 1994 helped send new house sales plummeting.But the Commerce Department...
Briefs
ILLINOIS EAST ST. LOUIS Suspect Pleads Guilty In Auto Insurance Scam</P><P>Gary J. McCormack, 44, has pleaded guilty of mail fraud in a scheme to defraud insurance companies through false reports of auto theft, the U.S. attorney for...
Briefs
MISSOURI COMMUNITY COLLEGE Board Picks Area School Official</P><P>The trustees of St. Louis Community College have appointed an administrator with the Ferguson-Florissant School District to fill a vacancy on their board.</P><P>He...
Briefs
NationWASHINGTONSenate Confirms Labor Board ChairmanThe Senate confirmed Stanford University law professor William B. Gould IV as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday after months of delay caused by conservatives who said he was...
Brother Barbers Keep on Clipping
IN A LOW-INCOME neighborhood that has seen drastic changes and economic decline the past four decades, there is one constant: barber Omega "Skippy" Jackson.Jackson, 61, has snipped away as businesses closed, jobs disappeared and taverns replaced stores...
Cahokia Mounds Offers Speech, Awards Dinner, Indian Dancing
A speech, Indian dancing, an observance of the spring equinox and an awards dinner are featured events this month at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville.At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dan Morse Jr., an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archaeological...
Candidate Who Camped in the Courthouse Sues over Ballot Placement
Sam Rauls spent a night sleeping in the courthouse last month to get his name first on the ballot for presiding commissioner in Jefferson County. It didn't work.So on Tuesday he filed a suit in circuit court at Hillsboro to ask that a judge order his...
Caring Detective Still Grieves for Unclaimed Child
THE HEADLESS body of Jane Doe haunts Leroy Adkins.Eleven years ago, Adkins was the cop in charge of investigating the murder, rape and decapitation of an unidentified child. Every year about this time, Adkins relives the agony of the unsolved case. This...
Cavaliers Stay on Roll, Keep Celtics on Skids
Mark Price had 32 points and 10 assists, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Boston Celtics 110-96 in a National Basketball Association game Wednesday night. The Cavaliers have won eight games in a row, including their last five road games. The...
CBS Did a Slick Job in Presenting Games, Skating Drama
The Memorex Games, better known as the Winter Olympics, were melded by CBS into a made-for-TV soap opera.CBS played everything on tape in prime time. It turned the seven-hour time difference to its advantage and manipulated the Games from a live sporting...
Celebration to Kick off Olympic Festival Events
Lake Saint Louis leaders expect a lot of attention this summer when their community serves as host for two events in the 1994 Olympic Festival."We just think it will be an opportunity to showcase the city and give the residents an opportunity to participate...
Cfl Flirting with St. Louis as Future Site
Attention St. Louis. Are you ready for some football?Make that Canadian football.Former National Football League television analyst Irv Cross is scheduled to meet with officials here later this month to discuss the possibility of a Canadian Football...
China Dolly
CAROL CHANNING is heading right back where she belongs - on stage in the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in a revival of "Hello, Dolly!" But this time, instead of Broadway, she will open in Beijing.Why China?"The Chinese government decided," Channing said,...
Christopher Wants Self-Rule Spread throughout West Bank
In an effort to coax the PLO back to the bargaining table, Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher said Wednesday that Palestinians need more than security assurances - "they need to see a different future."Christopher told the Senate Appropriations...
`Citizen's Jury' Rejects Clinton Health Plan
Two members of a 24-member "citizen's jury" picked to make up a cross section of the public said Wednesday their group had voted 19-5 against President Bill Clinton's health-care proposal."We didn't know where the money was coming from," explained one...
City Gets Refund of $2,349 in Workmen's Compensation
Byrnes Mill has received $2,349 from Traveler's Insurance Co., which handles workmen's compensation claims for the city.City Treasurer Bill Sehie said the check was for overpayment to the state's workmen's compensation fund. Sehie said the refund was...
City Rejects Candidate's Bias Charge Prosecutor Also Declines to File Assault Charge against Mayor
Overland aldermanic candidate Arnie Dienoff repeated an allegation at a recent meeting that he was a victim of religious discrimination by the city.In response, City Attorney Robert Herman announced at the meeting that, after an investigation, the Missouri...
Clinton Sticks to Health-Plan Guns
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON shrugged off waning public support for his health-care reform plan Wednesday as the inevitable result of millions of dollars "spent by interest groups to trash the plan.""In the end . . . I think we'll get it done," Clinton insisted.The...
Coaching: It Can Be Image of Frustration
Sometimes coaching looks like loads of fun.You see Norm Stewart stomping up and down the sidelines while his relentless Missouri Tigers pound on opponents. You see Charlie Spoonhour doing The Hustle while urging his scrappy St. Louis University Billikens...
Commercial Zoning Plan Is Opposed Delivery Firm Wants Operation on Olive Boulevard Property
Some University City officials and residents are concerned about a proposal to grant commercial zoning to property at 7429 Olive Boulevard to allow a delivery service to operate there.Richard Pack, manager of an apartment complex at 7401 Olive, spoke...
Construction Manager to Help in Renovation
Shrewsbury officials have approved the hiring of a construction manager who will work with architects to renovate the public safety building.William Hof, a general contractor, will serve as a consultant through planning and design phases.The cost of...
Corps of Engineers Frees Money to Build Levee
The Army Corps of Engineers moved a step closer to building a $9.9 million levee and pump station to protect St. Peters' Old Town neighborhood, a section of Interstate 70, the city's water-treatment plant and agricultural and industrial land that is...
Council Oks 2 New Posts over Protest
The St. Charles City Council has unanimously approved a resolution calling for the hiring of an economic development director and a municipal-code enforcement employee, despite a strong protest from some City Hall employees.Council members tried to reassure...
Deadbeat Parents Beware, Prosecutor Says
The St. Charles County prosecuting attorney announced on Wednesday a crackdown on deadbeats in child support cases.And about 20 minutes after the announcement at the county courthouse, St. Charles police went to a house about two blocks away to arrest...
Development 2 Years off, Bosley Says Shopping Center Plan to Claim Some Homes
St. Louis Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. has assured residents of the Fairground South neighborhood that a redevelopment plan for their area is two to three years away.Residents had become upset when they heard Bosley had drafted a bill that would declare...
District Needs More Revenue to Break Even Bus Transportation, Improvements to Equipment May Face Reductions
The Mehlville School District could be on a downward slide financially without a boost in revenue, budget projections show.John Cary, associate superintendent for business, said that the estimated $1 million that the district would have available for...
Dow Index Flirts with Correction
The Dow Jones industrial average is about halfway to the 10 percent drop that many have expected for months, and some money managers, analysts and traders believe the other half will come soon."There have been a whole series of things that could be the...
Drake Coach Tries to Narrow Focus to Mvc
After everything that's happened this season at Drake - and there's been a heckuva lot happening - basketball coach Rudy Washington says he's as focused as ever on his job.Distractions? What distractions, says Washington as his team prepares to open...
East Coast Pelted Again "We"re Pretty Sick of This," Says Winter-Weary Resident
Snow and ice turned out the lights and caused yet another school holiday Wednesday as a storm crawled up the Atlantic Coast - the Northeast's 15th morale-sapping blast of the season."We're pretty sick of this," said Rhonda Lynch, a legal secretary in...
East Coast Pelted Again `We're Pretty Sick of This,' Says Winter-Weary Resident
Snow and ice turned out the lights and caused yet another school holiday Wednesday as a storm crawled up the Atlantic Coast - the Northeast's 15th morale-sapping blast of the season."We're pretty sick of this," said Rhonda Lynch, a legal secretary in...
East Coast Pelted Again `We're Pretty Sick of This,' Says Winter-Weary Resident
Snow and ice turned out the lights and caused yet another school holiday Wednesday as a storm crawled up the Atlantic Coast - the Northeast's morale-sapping 15th blast of the season."We're pretty sick of this," said Rhonda Lynch, a legal secretary in...
Edgar Unveils Budget Plan Medicare, Education, Prisons Underscored
With his eye on an improving economy and another term, Gov. Jim Edgar said Wednesday that he wants to reform Medicaid and welfare and spend more on education and prisons - without raising anyone's taxes."This budget reflects a strengthened Illinois economy...
Emissions Plan Spurs Concern Clean Air Act Requires New Testing Procedures
Municipal officials in St. Louis County say they are wary of a plan for a new program in which vehicle-emissions testing will be available only at state-run facilities.The Legislature is expected to adopt the new system in its current session. It would...
Exonerated Suspect Sues Bridgeton for $300,000
Robert Danganan spent 35 days in jail in 1992 on charges he shot Jamie Masengill and left her for dead in Bridgeton - a crime that serial killer James Edward Wood later admitted committing.Now Danganan, 20, of St. Ann, is asking for $300,000 in damages...
Expansion to Be Studied, but Nothing Is Imminent
Baseball owners took a first step toward additional expansion Wednesday by establishing a committee, but they made it clear that adding teams probably was years away.John Harrington of the Boston Red Sox was picked to head the panel, which won't make...
False `Memories' a Growing Issue in Abuse Cases
STEPHEN McCAFFREY had a flashback at Christmas Eve Mass. David Clohessy suddenly remembered after seeing Barbra Streisand's movie, "Nuts." Steven Cook's impressions arose from hypnosis.Each said he remembered being sexually abused by a priest years...
Father of Mauled Boy Asks for Tougher Laws That Target Pet Owners
The father of a 9-year-old boy who was attacked by a large dog recently urged the Florissant City Council on Monday night to adopt tougher animal control laws.Bobby Hohman Jr., of 18 Country Lane, was attacked Feb. 21 by an Akita weighing about 105 pounds....
Fedorov's First Hat Trick, Good Defense Carry Detroit
The Detroit Red Wings have fueled their run to the top of the National Hockey League's Western Conference with a high-powered offense. Now, they've moved into overdrive with a stifling defense.They combined both facets Tuesday night, taking advantage...
Flood, Freezing Damage Roads State's Motorists, Budget Having a Bumpy Ride after Bad Weather
The good news is road damage in Illinois apparently is no worse than expected in areas inundated by last summer's flooding.The bad news is it's worse than expected just about everywhere else.The water-soaked soil state highway officials knew would cause...
Footing the Cost of Birth Control
Dear Abby: I just returned from the pharmacy, where I spent almost $75 for a three-month supply of birth control pills. Neither my nor my husband's health insurance company will reimburse the cost of birth control. Yet, if I became pregnant, these same...
Forum for Board Candidates Attracts Fewer Than 30 Residents
Classroom crowding and the need for more tax revenue were the topics of the night when the Fort Zumwalt School Board held the district's annual candidates' forum Tuesday night.Fewer than 30 people showed up for the forum, which was held at the North...
`Foxfire': Caught Betwixt Past and Future
`FOXFIRE," the play by Susan Cooper and veteran actor Hume Cronyn, centers on an 79-year-old Appalachian widow named Annie Nations. She must choose between the past, which is embodied by the cantankerous ghost of her late husband, Hector, and the future...
Governor's Spending Plan: Health Boosted, Foes Leery Edgar's Budget Doesn't Add Up, 4 Democratic Challengers Charge
If Gov. Jim Edgar's budget is designed to get him re-elected, as Democrats running for governor said Wednesday, then their reactions probably were designed to get him out of office."You can say anything you want when you're a candidate," Edgar said of...
Governor's Spending Plan: Health Boosted, Foes Leery Edgar's Proposed Budget Creates `Managed Care' System for Poor
Poor people would receive medical treatment through a complex "managed care" system meant to reduce state costs, if the budget Gov. Jim Edgar proposed Wednesday is approved.Under the revised Medicaid system, health maintenance organizations would care...
Gretzky Helps Kings Beat Whalers 4-1
Wayne Gretzky moved closer to becoming the NHL's career goal-scoring leader gWednesday night as he notched his 798th in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-1 victory over the Hartford Whalers.Gretzky, who scored the first goal of the game at 11 minutes 54 seconds...
Hazelwood Central, East Advance
When Roger Verseman of Edwardsville returned recently from a golf vacation to Hilton Head, S.C., little did he know that the "practice" would pay such a big dividend.Verseman, 63, made a 60-foot putt Tuesday night at halftime of SIU-Edwardsville's men's...
Health-Care Consensus Eludes Gop
THE TIMING couldn't be better for this week's Republican summit on health care. Support for President Bill Clinton's reform plan is cracking if not crumbling, both in Congress and among the American public, and Democrats aren't quite sure how to proceed.But...
Health Care Home Delivery Gives Patients Treatment Where They Live to Avoid Hospital Stays
EVERY FIVE MINUTES, between bites of home-cooked food and friendly conversation, Shari Nalick fed her body doses of toxic drugs. No one at the dinner party ever suspected Nalick sat at the table undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.The liquid medication...
Healthy Soil Means Healthy Roots, Flourishing Plants
Soil preparation is not a glamorous part of gardening, but it happens to be the most important.Robert Geneve, horticulture professor at the University of Kentucky, tells classes that successful gardening is mainly good root management. If roots are in...
Hebron Killings Ignite Jericho 2 Youths Killed; 7 Israelis Disarmed
Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinian youths and wounded dozens Wednesday as rage over the mosque massacre in Hebron spread to Jericho.As part of an effort to curb the bloodletting, security forces disarmed seven militant Jewish settlers in the occupied...
Hebron No Cause for Breast-Beating
When Palestinians or Arab terrorists kill Jews, Yasser Arafat is quick to deny any involvement. Such acts, he explains, are conducted independently, but they are understandable in view of Israeli occupation of the land.But he won't employ the same logic...
High Court Hears Senator Arguing about Base Closing
A Republican senator and the U.S. government squared off Wednesday at the Supreme Court on whether federal judges can review government decisions to close military bases that it considers obsolete.In the first appearance of a senator before the Supreme...
Homelessness Besets Veterans
FOR WEEKS, ERIK, the former Green Beret with a Purple Heart from Vietnam, coasted his car to a stop at the foot of the 14th Street Bridge into Washington and, when the homeless man approached, obligingly rolled down his window and forked over a dollar...
Houseplants, Humans Yearn for More Sun
March is a time of waiting, but -- as Hal Borland writes in his "Twelve Moons of the Year" - it is also a time when "the fabric of human patience has worn a little thin."Borland continues with a wish that "the weather systems would settle down and be...
Humus Is the Magical Mystery Ingredient in Soil
Humus, human. My dictionary says there is a connection between the words, but it doesn't elaborate. What does the "hum" mean?It must have to do with humble, or with humiliate - words from roots meaning "of the ground, lowly."But humus is not the ground...
Illini Refuse to Quit but Hoosiers Hang on 82-77
The world won't know if Bob Knight agreed with Lou Henson's strategy to play out Tuesday night's game to the finish.That's because General Knight, coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, wouldn't grace the media with his presence.After Indiana posted a scary...
Illinois Judges Get Threats over Treatment of Fathers
Someone is sending letters to judges in Madison County that contain "veiled threats" against them over the way fathers are treated in child-custody cases.The letters to all five judges in the Family Division arrived Monday and Tuesday and are signed...
Illinois Politicians' Retirement Plan
Judging from disturbing figures compiled by Tim Novak and Marcel Pacatte of the Post-Dispatch staff, former Illinois public officials must have the best jobs in the world. Who else gets to draw on war chests stuffed with money that was meant for political...
Israel's Permissive Policy on Settlements Led to Hebron Massacre
More than a decade ago, a colleague and I followed Rabbi Moshe Levinger as he meandered through Hebron's crowded market place. As this religious zealot walked, Arabs made way for him, parting as the Red Sea did for the Israelites fleeing from Egypt....
Jazz Up That Staid Wardrobe with Color
COLOR ME DRAB. That's what too many men can say about their wardrobes.They may feel they have to tone it down for a conservative office environment. But that doesn't necessarily mean a field of gray and navy blue is the only option.While it is appropriate...
Jets Win for First Time in 20 Games
The Winnipeg Jets emerged from their NHL-high 19-game winless streak Wednesday night, beating the Dallas Stars 4-2.Russ Romaniuk, Randy Gilhen and Stephane Quintal staked Winnipeg to a 3-0 second-period lead. Tie Domi had the other goal for Winnipeg,...
Judges Get Threats over Treatment of Fathers
Someone is sending letters to judges in Madison County that contain "veiled threats" against them over the way fathers are treated in child-custody cases.The letters to all five judges in the Family Division arrived Monday and Tuesday and are signed...
Kimberly Mays, Girl in Baby Swap Case, Checks into Teen Shelter
Seven months ago, Kimberly Mays took the stand in a custody battle and tearfully recounted how she pleaded with the father who raised her after she was switched at birth in a hospital, "Please don't let them take me away."Now, Kimberly, 15, has left...
Lawmaker: Don't Let Gays Adopt House Panel Takes No Action on Bill
A legislator asked a House committee on Wednesday to approve legislation prohibiting gays or lesbians from adopting children.Rep. Glenn Hall, R-Grain Valley, told the House Committee on Children, Youth and Families that his bill was designed to protect...
`Let's Make a Deal' Is Steal for Hawks
A review of last week's deadline deals in the National Basketball Association:Danny Manning for Dominique Wilkins and a conditional No. 1 draft choice: Atlanta just swapped a one-dimensional 34-year-old (Wilkins) to the Los Angeles Clippers for a more...
Light and Land: Longing for Lost Past
SHADES of Rembrandt, Constable and Corot haunt the galleries of Elliot Smith Contemporary Art. Michael Dubina is a young artist who makes huge paintings of vast fields seen from a low perspective, stretching to infinity. Roads, creeks, furrows lead...
Making a Plea for Parental Supervision
Dear Ann Landers: I have never written to you before, but your response to "Angry Mother" regarding the little boy in Ohio who set his house on fire after watching "Beavis and Butt-head" made me furious.You asked the question, "Isn't anyone monitoring...
Many Heart Risk Factors a Matter of Choice
Cardiovascular disease kills more American women and men than cancer, AIDS and accidents combined. More American women die from heart disease than from breast cancer. Yet, given our knowledge of its causes, disability and death from cardiovascular disease...
Medicine Shoppe Expects Gains
Medicine Shoppe International Inc. says it expects to gain from some of the national health-care initiatives under debate if they become law.Speaking to shareholders last week at the company's annual meeting, Chief Executive David A. Abrahamson said...
Merry Stewart Happy to Take on `Idiot' Fan at K-State
Impressive as the Missouri basketball team's romp through 17 successive Big Eight Conference games might seem, Kansas State fans said phooey to the Tigers after MU's victory at Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday.As coach Norm Stewart prepared to go on the...
Missouri Capital
METROLINK TAX: A bill to provide money for MetroLink won first-round approval Wednesday in the Senate. The bill would let St. Louis and St. Louis County residents vote on a sales tax of one-fourth cent for mass transit. The tax could be imposed only...
Model Railroaders Making Tracks for Swap Meet, Train Fair at Mall
A model-train buff can be craftsman, collector, photographer, historian or preservationist - or all of the above.Many hobbyists see model railroading as a satisfying family hobby. Most share a keen nostalgia for the great railroads of old, the names...
More Buyout Money Sought
The mounting interest in a buyout program for flood-damaged properties in St. Charles County has prompted local officials to inquire about more money for the program, says County Executive Eugene C. Schwendemann.He says that county officials are "evaluating...
Mu Swats K-State Tigers Win 68-57, Move to 13-0 in Big Eight
The Godzilla of the Big Eight Conference - a k a, the Missouri Tigers - continued its reign of terror on Wednesday night by swatting aside another annoying challenger.After teetering through the first 15 minutes of the game, slumbering Mizzou stayed...
Need for Tax Increase Foreseen
An increase in the property tax for the Ladue School District may be needed by 1997 or 1998, officials said recently.The prediction is valid only if there are no major changes in such elements of district finances as state aid formulas, the voluntary...
Network for New Music Is at Home Here
ST. LOUIS may seem unlikely headquarters for a radio network that syndicates alternative music shows nationally, but then again, some people still think the Gateway Arch should have been built in Kansas City.To the guys at Post Modern Radio Network,...
New School Joins Issues on Ballot Local Elections Include Tax, Bond Proposals
The Fox School Board is asking voters on April 5 to approve tax and bond proposals that could lead to the opening of a second high school in the district in the fall of 1996.The proposals are among a handful that share the ballot with candidates in the...
Olive Tree Grown as Bonsai Needs Extra Care
Q: I would like to have information about how to grow an olive tree as a bonsai. How do I water it, and may I take it outside in summer?A: The common olive (Olea europaea), cultivated throughout history for its oil and fruit, makes an attractive indoor...
Parkway South, Ladue Take Crowns
Parkway South cooled off red-hot Vianney 3-0 in the 23rd annual St. Louis Blues High School Challenge Cup on Wednesday at The Arena.It is South's first Mid-States Club Hockey Association title.Ladue beat Oakville 5-3 for the American Conference title.South...
Part of Carondelet Closed for Project
Clayton aldermen tentatively have agreed to close one section of Carondelet Avenue permanently and another temporarily to accommodate construction of a new St. Louis County criminal justice center.In a non-binding vote last week, the Board of Aldermen...
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