St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 1, 1994

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1-Parent Families on Rise
The number of American children living with single parents is up sharply, and the number of those parents who have never been married nearly equals those who are divorced.The Census Bureau reported this month that 27 percent of children under age 18...
2 Cemeteries under Study
Scott Air Force Base officials want to improve the maintenance of two old family cemeteries on the base, both apparently dating back to pioneer days."They were on the land when the base took it over," said Karen Epstein, a spokeswoman for the 375th Military...
3 Downtown Buildings May Be Demolished
The city will consider this week whether to allow three downtown buildings on Fourth Street to be torn down and replaced with a parking lot.Two of the buildings, the 10-story International Fur Exchange and eight-story Thomas Jefferson, once housed employees...
52,000 Men Attend Conservative Revival
A crowd of 52,000 - all of them men, most white and middle-aged - filled a football stadium over the weekend in a conservative Christian revival movement challenging feminism, gay rights and liberalism.Bill McCartney, founder of Promise Keepers, declared,...
A Bride, a Groom, a Well-Adjusted Culture Marriage Is Foundation of Healthy Society
What's happening to the debate over welfare in America? From a near-total focus on getting welfare recipients back to work, the discussion has shifted to what is now perceived as the real crisis of welfare: out-of-wedlock births.In 1991, 30 percent of...
Aces Are High in Wtt Season Finale
All's well that ends well? Maybe not, but the Aces finished a disappointing season on a high note Sunday night when they rallied to beat the Wichita Advantage 26-24 in a World TeamTennis match.A crowd of 2,110 at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center saw the...
Allergic to Latex
Allergies to latex, the natural rubber product found in everyday living - baby bottle nipples, balloons, condoms - as well as in medical equipment, are dramatically more common than previously believed, a Michigan study shows.Dennis Ownby, director of...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: When my cat Taylor was about 3 months old, her ear and eyelid would twitch at the same time. An ear culture showed two types of infection in her ear.She is now a year old, and her doctor, who I consider to be a very good veterinarian, can...
A Peace Delayed, a Peace Denied?
Even Israelis who are usually skeptical of peace with Arabs are happy about the rapprochement with King Hussein of Jordan. For them he is the very model of a moderate Arab leader. In that there is much irony.Israel could have made a deal with Hussein...
A Shattered Rwanda Wants to Rebuild `Appeal to the outside World' Is Coming
IN A SHELL-POCKED garden cafe, a waitress serves sizzling kebabs and warm Dutch beer to patrons shaded by large blue umbrellas. Few in Kigali are fooled by such images of normalcy.Just blocks away, scores of returning refugees, surrounded by the pitiful...
A Similar Partnership in St. Louis
WHEN Walter Lewis left St. Louis three weeks ago for the Andes Mountains of Peru, it was the opening dice roll in a five-year, $2.5 million gamble to produce life-enhancing, hopefully even life-saving, drugs from tropical plants in the South American...
Australian Lottery Winner Takes a Big Loss from IRS
The International Lotto Fund of Australia is an outfit that makes big bucks by participating on a large scale in lottery games throughout the world.The Aussie corporation had one of its better days when it won a lottery jackpot prize of more than $27...
Beat the Heat with a Cool Soup
THE BEST SUMMER soups are the ones you want to attack with crusty chunks of bread for sopping up all the juices.These aren't delicate creations, but full-flavored dishes, chock-full of vegetables and herbs.Gazpacho fits the definition of a great summer...
Be Cautious with Taxable Estate
Q. We have all of our assets either in my living trust or in my husband's living trust. We want to give our new granddaughter about $5,000 to start her college fund.I mentioned this to a friend of mine, and she said that her attorney told her to take...
Billboard Proposal Withdrawn; Plan for Store Debated
A controversial billboard proposal in Overland has been withdrawn because of opposition, and a religious group's plan for a secondhand store on Lackland Road may also prove divisive by the time it reaches the Board of Aldermen.Seventh Day Adventist Community...
Board Sets Insurance Level for Pet Shop `It's a Lot Better, but Still Unfair,' Says Owner of Business Selling Exotic Animals
Finally Farms, an exotic pet store in St. Peters, will have to pay $200 for a license and take out $1 million in liability insurance under terms set by the St. Peters Board of Aldermen.The insurance policy would cover losses if an animal got loose and...
Board Takes Step to Remove Foster as Village Trustee
The Riverview Board of Trustees has begun proceedings to expel member Lynda Foster from the board for actions that it considers to be counterproductive and harmful to the conduct of village business.At a recent meeting, the board voted 4-1 to adopt a...
Book Gives Fresh Start with Fish
EVER FEEL LIKE a fish out of water when perusing the goods at the seafood counter?Well, there's nothing fishy about that in a landlocked area, where folks tend to be much more familiar with beef or chicken than sole or scallops. But, thanks a new book,...
Booty Contract Shows Baseball's Real Needs
In the cheerless lingo of high finance, Josh Booty made a killing.The Louisiana shortstop isn't old enough to walk into some saloons and order a cold beer - but if he likes how a place looks and feels, he can buy it.That tells us something about the...
Brats and Beer Are Coming Back
The St. Louis Strassenfest is back again.The more-or-less annual German street festival, which returned to the city's downtown last year after a two-year absence, will hold forth Friday through Sunday in Memorial Plaza across from City Hall.The fair...
Briefs
NORTHERN IRELAND IRA Guerrillas Kill Two Protestants</P><P>IRA guerrillas ambushed and killed two suspected Protestant extremists Sunday, police said.</P><P>Witnesses said police firing shots chased the killers as they sped...
Briefs
NORTHERN IRELAND IRA Guerrillas Kill Two Protestants</P><P>IRA guerrillas ambushed and killed two suspected Protestant extremists Sunday, police said.</P><P>Witnesses said police firing shots chased the killers as they sped...
Budget Outlook Solid, Officials Say
A budget being considered by the Clayton Board of Aldermen shows revenue slightly outpacing expenditures in the next fiscal year.That is good news - since the city will not have to rely on reserves or short-term borrowing to pay operating costs, City...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Jonathan Wickens has left Ted Koplar's World Events to start his own video production company called CodaCo. Address: 4475 West Pine Boulevard, Suite 907, St. Louis, Mo. 63108. Phone: 314-534-2535; fax: 314-534-0308. Wickens...
Capitalism May Be Victim of Its Own Success
On its 50th anniversary, the World Bank stands as both symbol and instrument of capitalism triumphant - over communism, indeed over all forms of command economies.The free market principles the bank relentlessly pressed - sometimes simply forced - on...
Car Show Drives Wedge between Main Street Merchants
A classic car show in Festus has divided Main Street merchants.The two sides hashed out their differences at a City Council meeting last week.The first Festus Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will be hosted...
Chad Everett Sobers Up and Returns to TV
THE LEADING-MAN roles don't come as often now, but the creases that line Chad Everett's chiseled face play a role of their own. They seem to say, "Don't worry about me, I can handle it."From 1969 to 1976, Everett starred as Dr. Joe Gannon on the CBS...
Class Conscious: `Drop-Ins' Know That Teaching Is More Than Just a Job
At the School of Education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, the phones just won't quit.Scores of doctors, lawyers, architects, business executives, engineers and soldiers are calling this summer, wanting to know how they can become teachers.At...
Controversy Surfaces on `Tales of City' Sequel
THE president of PBS says novelist Armistead Maupin "should be sending us letters of thanks" for airing "Tales of the City," rather than criticizing PBS for refusing to finance a sequel."The litmus test of our good faith should not exist in whether or...
Council Abandons Development Plan for Ex-Kmart Site
The Maplewood City Council has abandoned for now its hopes of developing the former Kmart site on Manchester Road.Two plans to bring retail business to the area have recently fallen through, and Maplewood officials say that no additional prospects for...
Councilman's Action Sparks Call for Impeachment Green Accused of Using Position to Intimidate Woman in Property Dispute
Some Breckenridge Hills City Council members said at a recent meeting that they will press for Councilman Fred Green's impeachment. They claim that Green tried to use his political power to intimidate a neighbor in a property dispute."We should discuss...
Council Sets Aug. 17 Meeting to Discuss Apartments' Trash
The Olivette City Council will be talking trash at a special meeting on Aug. 17, with apartment complex and condominium owners.At its regular meeting last week, the council set the special meeting to discuss alternatives to the proposed ordinance approving...
Council Sets Public Hearings on Establishment of Two Cities
The St. Louis County Council will hold public hearings in early September on creating the cities of Wildwood and Sappington-Concord.The hearing on Wildwood will be on Sept. 1, and the one on Sappington-Concord will be on Sept. 8.Both will start at 1:30...
County Workers Are Settling into Their `New Digs'
Just 13 months ago, more than 100 St. Charles County government employees packed up and moved across the street to temporary offices in the new Courts Administration Building, 300 North Second Street in St. Charles.Now, they are packing up again for...
Cubs Get Last Laguh on Cards Distracted? Cards Wish It Were So
Dropped balls in the outfield, runners picked off base, pitchers unable to maintain control . . .The Cardinals often seemed like lost souls during a home stand that ended Sunday in a 9-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs. They won just four of the stand's 12...
Cubs Get Last Laugh on Cards 'Birds Tied at Bottom after 9-7 Loss
The Cardinals-Cubs game Sunday at Busch Stadium started at 1:15 p.m. The Cardinals seemed to have it lost by 1:44.They hadn't even batted yet."They led 6-0," Cards first baseman Gregg Jefferies said. "And they had three hits."As things turned out, the...
Cut the Fat, but Don't Give Up Those Fajitas and Refried Beans
BLAME IT ON nachos. And guacamole. s Mexican food, as we know it, is high in fat.The reason: the American idea of Mexican food is processed cheese on a taco chip."When they think of Mexican food, they think of the snack foods, like nachos," says Jerry...
Defining Soccer More to the Game Than Just Kicking a Ball
Soccer: Noun. A game of endurance played by parents of young children, requiring vast amounts of time and gasoline.Equipment: One or more children. Shinguards for each child's tiny shins. Shirts with numbers on the back for each child. Soccer socks that...
District to Use Reserves to Pay for New School
Fox School District will use $4 million of its reserves this year to pay for a new elementary school, according to the budget the School Board adopted.The budget calls for expenses of $44.8 million and revenue of $40.8 million. But the district started...
DNA Now a Convincing Witness
Since its debut five years ago in Illinois courtrooms, genetic DNA evidence has become a convincing witness for juries, although critics say the science is not foolproof."It's a technique that is absolutely in its infancy," attorney Thomas Penn Jr. argued...
Dream Team II Wakes Up, Swats Goodwill Gang
For one half at least, Dream Team II should have been glad the scoreboards at Oakland Coliseum Arena weren't working.Playing the collegians who represented the United States in the Goodwill Games, the National Basketball Association's top pros looked...
Experts Offer Tips on Resisting Siren Call of Supermarket Prices
TEMPTATIONS BECKON from every corner. Soft music and enticing aromas fill the air. Before you know it, you've done it again - spent more than you should have and gotten less than you should have.Sound like your favorite department store? Wrong. The scene...
Extremists in Philippines Seize Priest from Belleville, but Rebels Free Him
Muslim extremists seized a priest from Belleville, Ill., at a chapel inside a southern Philippine police camp on Sunday, but mainstream Muslim rebels rescued him in a shootout, officials said.The shootout killed two of the 14 kidnappers, who were disguised...
Fairmount Park Set to Ride Alton Belle Casino's Success
One of the oldest and one of the newest forms of legal gambling will get together later this month in Alton. Fairmount Park Race Track plans to open an off-track betting parlor in the landing facility of the Alton Belle.Argosy Gaming Co., owner of the...
Fairness: Water over the Dam?
FRANK PICA was born in Italy 66 years ago, and even though he has lived in this country for 35 years, he still retains a bit of an Italian accent.For instance, sometimes, especially when he's excited, he'll throw an extra vowel into a sentence."That's-a-your...
Fairview Heights Marks 25th Year Blue and Silver Banners Fly High and Handsome for Town's Anniversary
Silver is the color of choice for many folks in Fairview Heights these days, as the city celebrates its 25th anniversary.Silver and blue banners announcing 25 years of incorporation are flying on utility poles around the city.The annual Fairview Heights...
Family's Cross-State Treks Marked by Hope, Courage
Robert Roome of Junction City, Kan., has been a regular visitor to St. Louis this year - five trips since January - but won't be returning until October.Which is fine by him. All he gets to see of St. Louis is a few miles of Lindbergh Boulevard. His...
Fantasy Is Reality with Private Jets
It is a fantasy many business travelers have while stranded in an airliner waiting for a gate or takeoff clearance: a private jet at their command.But it is not as much a fantasy as it might seem, according to one company that has pioneered a new concept...
FBI Made Inquiries on Suspect Abortion Clinic Director Complained about Hill
A month before Paul Hill was arrested in the killings of an abortion doctor and bodyguard, he was investigated by the FBI on suspicion of violating a federal law protecting abortion clinics.Prosecutors weighed the clinic's rights against Hill's right...
Feeding Raccoons Has Become Popular
Well-intentioned people who are feeding wild raccoons at Lake Jacomo are probably hurting the animals, a wildlife biologist says.The group of raccoons has become a popular draw at the lake in recent weeks because they've grown accustomed to people and...
FEMA Stance on Flood Buyout Leaves Officials Feeling Low
While the faucet of federal buyout money is not yet turned on, Brentwood officials are wondering whether their hands will even reach the spigot.The city was recently rebuffed by St. Louis County government officials, who told the city not to expect any...
Fibromyalgia Causes That All-Over Ache
Dear Dr. Donohue: My sister's doctor diagnosed her problem as fibromyalgia. Could you please explain it? What can be done for it?Fibromyalgia - also called "fibromyositis" or "fibrositis" - is another of those mystery maladies involving pain and stiffness.In...
Flank Steak Is Pick of Choosy Grillers
LIKE A GREAT many people, we eat less red meat than we used to. So when we eat it - and we can't get away from that craving - we like it to be the good stuff.Flank steak may not be considered by some as one of the choice cuts of beef, but we greatly...
Flaw May Be Woman's Lifesaver
As a little girl growing up in Florissant and Oakville, DeAnna McKee had a kind of calling card she recited to people she met."I said, `My name is DeAnna Fister, I am adopted, and I was born with a cleft palate. Do you want to see?' "Little did she know...
Former Church Is New HQ for Mary Engelbreit Co
A former Greek Orthodox church in University City has become the new corporate headquarters for the Mary Engelbreit Co.Staffers completed the company's move last week from Webster Groves into the 12,000-square-foot building at 6900 Delmar Boulevard.The...
Fresh Summer Salad Is a One-Dish Classic
PERHAPS THE MOST famous one-dish summer meal is a salade nicoise - the happy combination of tuna, green beans, potatoes and tomatoes in a zesty dressing with anchovies and capers.Generally the tuna comes from a can, but to make the dish even better,...
Fungi among Them Garden, Zoo and Pharmaceutical Giant Team Up to Find Treatments for Illnesses
MAYBE the cure for Alzheimer's, heart disease or arthritis is locked in a rare Siberian pine tree from the Altai Mountains, now growing at the Chicago Botanic Garden.Or maybe a clue to the next wonder drug is contained in an even more unlikely biological...
Garden's Glory: Tomato Pie Is a Winner
THE SEASON'S first garden-fresh tomato usually sends cooks running to recreate a much-loved memory - such as a mayonnaise-slathered tomato sandwich.But for Carol Witt of Manchester, this season's first tomato inspired her to do something she had never...
Gerontology Seminar Set at Lindenwood
A seminar on careers in gerontology, the study of aging, will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 8 at The Gables in the center of the Lindenwood College campus in St. Charles."A lot of folks don't realize what academic training in the field is all about," said Marilyn...
Good-for-You Food Takes a Road Trip
EACH YEAR WE pile suitcases, dog and maps into the car for our summer vacation. We visit national parks, the mountains, the desert and the towns that time forgot. We deal with too much sun, too little sleep, lost sunglasses, sunburn and buffalo.I am...
Guilt by Gender
THEY ARE tired of being typecast because of their gender, tired of being blamed for society's ills, tired of suffering various injustices, and tired of just sitting and taking it.Men, make no mistake, are getting uppity these days. Organizing into groups....
Health Proposal Puts Hmos on the Defensive Industry Hoped for Boost, but Got Backlash
HEALTH MAINTENANCE organizations and other managed care groups summed up the reform bill crafted by the House Democratic leaders in one phrase: hazardous to their health.The managed care industry had hoped that President Bill Clinton's proposal and...
He Looks for Real Message on Her Answering Machine
Dear Abby: I am 54 and my lady friend is 51. We have been going together for eight months, during which time neither one of us has dated anyone else.Last month, I moved in with her. We agreed to live together for a year to find out if we were compatible....
How Many Funds Can One Investor Juggle at a Time?
Steve Block is a mutual-fund enthusiast. In fact, he's such a fan of funds that he currently owns 48 of them.Block started buying fund shares 15 years ago. After reading a book about financial planning, he sent for the Investment Company Institute's...
`Indiana Jones Thing' Retired Dentist Here, Partners to Open Brew Pub in Nanjing, China
Nanjing, China, is a St. Louis sister city. Usually that means nothing more than a one-time ceremonial visit, a proclamation signing, a couple of speeches.But the Nanjing-St. Louis civic sisterhood is about to go beyond symbolism - to a relationship...
Invasion of Haiti Approved U.N. Security Council Backs Aristide's Return, but Move Not Imminent
The U.N. Security Council authorized the United States Sunday to lead a multinational invasion to drive out the military rulers of Haiti and restore exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power.By securing the United Nations' blessing, the United...
It's Only Skin Deep Many Customers Consider Tattooer a `Real Artist'
Looking for a way to commemorate that special event - a new love, the birth of a child, membership in a fraternity? Why not get a tattoo?That is the suggestion of Mike and Brenda Pease, owners of the Ultimate Art Form on South Main Street in Wentzville.Mike...
Judge in Custody Ruling Draws Criticism, Support
Judge Raymond Cashen is Public Enemy No. 1 to many feminists and working parents. They condemn him for ruling that a mother couldn't keep her 3-year-old daughter because she put the child in day care.But to his peers, he's a good judge and a strong family...
Keeping Posted
SCIENCE CENTER `Mars' Program Is Offered</P><P>Motivation, confidence and a team spirit are objectives of a program offered to corporate teams at the Science Center.</P><P>It's called "Mission to Mars" and offers simulated...
Keeping Your Cool in the Kitchen
IT'S TOO hot to cook.Too hot to simmer, too hot to saute. Too hot to bake and too hot to broil.But what's a hungry cook to do? We've stirred up some suggestions for foods you can fix without breaking a sweat. Some are made in the cool morning hours,...
Leader of NAACP Denies He Harassed Former Aide
NAACP executive director Benjamin Chavis denied on Sunday allegations of sexual harassment, saying he agreed to a costly out-of-court settlement with his former deputy to protect the civil rights group.William Gibson, chairman of the NAACP's board of...
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...
Man Shot, Killed at His `Hill' Restaurant
Frank C. "Chico" Parrino, 61, a close associate of the former St. Louis organized crime boss, was shot to death Sunday in the Hill neighborhood as his wife looked on, police said.Detectives were unsure if the execution-style killing has any underworld...
Measure Lays Down the Mown-Lawn Law
Wentzville property owners may have to mow their lawns a little more often to comply with a new ordinance limiting weeds and grass to a height of 8 inches.Owners of less than 3 acres must keep their property trimmed. Owners of tracts larger than three...
Metro Sports Report
BASEBALL</P><P>The Ron Hunt Eagles Baseball Association will hold tryouts for the 1995 season, Aug. 1-5 at Founders Park in Lake St. Louis for players ages 14-18. Tryouts include a free clinic. Call 463-2921.</P><P>The Ellisville...
Mideast Peace Is Still Far Away
It is not to dismiss or discourage the handshakes, signings of documents and goodwill all-around to conclude that Israel and Jordan have not made real peace.But consider a primary definition of the word, peace: "a state of security or order within a...
Miller's Streak Takes a Tumble; Russian Wins Gold
Shannon Miller's two-year winning streak is over.In her first defeat since the 1992 Olympics, America's most-decorated gymnast was beaten for the women's all-around title at the Goodwill Games on Sunday by Russia's Dina Kochetkova.The 17-year-old Russian...
Mitchell Opts for Voluntary Health Plan
Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, D-Maine, disclosed Sunday that his health care bill would not require employers to pay for their workers' health insurance for at least five years.Nor will it expand the Medicare system to cover the uninsured,...
Mom Feels Helpless in Controlling Kids
Dear Open Mind: I'm at a loss for what to do. We have two children, ages 4 and 7. My husband works between 40 and 50 hours a week. I have a part-time job, and most of the parenting chores fall to me.I feel I have no control over the kids. Disciplining...
Monday Memo
What's in a name?Take COED NAKED sportswear, for example. Nobody is running around in the buff at COED SPORTSWEAR INC. in Dover, N.H. But sales have skyrocketed in the last four years, and so has controversy about the privately held firm.MARK LANE and...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Hall of Famers were everywhere. YOGI BERRA, WHITEY FORD, REGGIE JACKSON, PEE WEE REESE, BROOKS ROBINSON, TOM SEAVER, WARREN SPAHN.The fifth annual Hall of Fame Golf Classic in Cooperstown attracted a field of 19 Hall of Famers. And one man stood head...
Name of the Game Is Regional Pride
GOSH, WE'VE CARRIED the name "East County" for a whole year now. It's time to see how it has changed things.Having casually inquired of some random friends about the difference the new name made in their lives - and finding none - I ventured into lunch...
New Palestinian Rule Has Gazans Grumbling
THE PALESTINIAN FLAGS strung outside Yasser Arafat's headquarters are tattered, and a scorching sun has bleached the vivid greens and reds.</P><P>Their sad condition reflects the fading hopes in the dusty streets of Gaza, where the end...
New Pompon Squad? Oh Boy! Two Members Are `Pioneers' Who like Dancing, Happen to Be Male
THE BELLEVILLE High School West pompon and flag squads will have a couple of new faces this fall. Really new.Kicking and spinning alongside Crystal, Tiffany, Brandi and the other girls will be Ernie and Gavin.The two boys are the first males ever to...
Non-Competitive Drive? Try a Volksmarch
Quick quiz. What is a volksmarch? Is it:A.) The walk to the service station after your German car breaks down?B.) A German movement that developed in the 1950s as a reaction to the goose step?C.) A sport at the Show-Me State Games?The answer is C). ...
Norma Miller: Always at Her Post
If you're headed out of the country, chances are you'll run into U.S. Postal Service employee Norma Miller. If you're unsure of a zip code, in search of the postmaster, lost a check in the mail or are applying for a job, you'll also encounter Miller.Miller's...
No Swede-'N-Sour Finish This Time
Helen Alfredsson shook off the shock of her collapse at the U.S. Women's Open a week earlier and ran away with the LPGA Ping-Welch's Championship on Sunday in Canton, Mass.Alfredsson was at her best down the stretch. She shot a bogey-free round of 6-under-par...
Obituaries
Bernice Primavera</P><P>Bernice F. Primavera, 82, of St. Charles, died Thursday (July 28, 1994) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Primavera was a homemaker.</P><P>A funeral Mass was scheduled...
On Entering the Hall, Lefty Knows Wherof He Speaks
His speech having been written for him and reviewed - though he did lose his place a couple of times - Steve Carlton disappointed anyone expecting him to address dead presidents or make anti-Semitic remarks Sunday in his acceptance speech as he entered...
On the Menue
FOOD NEWS of note:</P><P>John McGuire, perhaps the most eccentric cook we know, will share his offbeat recipes at noon Saturday in the housewares department at Famous-Barr's new Jamestown Mall store.</P><P>McGuire is a feature...
Orient-Ation Students Revel in Life of `Caravan' to China
Hard beds. Strange food. Primitive toilets.But Metro East area students took such lifestyle changes in stride in their three-week "People to People Friendship Caravan" to China. In fact, they said they would love to do it again."It was definitely worth...
Pantry 300 Title Gives Setzer Rookie Double
Dennis Setzer became the first rookie in NASCAR Busch Grand National history to win two races in the same year when he took The Pantry 300 on Sunday at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.Setzer, who lives only a few miles from the .363-mile track and started...
Passionate Encounter Brought on Pregnancy
Dear Ann Landers: I know you've dealt with this topic recently, but please repeat the message. It's important. Tell that girl who wrote to you that she can indeed get pregnant even if she keeps her underpants on.Twenty years ago, I was a college freshman...
Plan for Wal-Mart `Break' Sparks Dissent, Discussion
The Eureka Tax Increment Financing Commission last week approved a $5.5 million TIF district for an area slated for a retail development.THF Realty Redevelopment wants to use benefits from the TIF district to build a new Eureka Towne Centre with a Wal-Mart...
Plan to Remove Ramey Prompts Heated Debate
Some Webster Groves residents are gearing up for what they predict will be a fight over control of their city government.The focus now is on the removal of City Manager Carl E. Ramey, the city's chief administrative officer since 1987. The City Council,...
Power Center Puts Fuses to the Test
When an electrical short circuit occurs in a testing center at the Bussmann division of Cooper Industries in Ellisville, it is not necessarily an emergency.That is why the center was built: to test short circuits and the explosions and fires that attend...
Proposed Work on Highway 109 Draws Applause
Proposed improvements to a portion of Missouri Highway 109 between Old State Road and Radcliffe Place in the Glencoe area were welcomed by virtually all of the more than 70 people attending a public information meeting last week.The walk-in session was...
Pubic Hair Loss Isn't Unique
Q. I was intrigued to read about the lady who had lost her pubic hair and wanted to know if Rogaine could help. I had the same problem. Not only did I lose my pubic hair, but also the hair under my arms, and on my arms and legs.I don't know if my thyroid...
Quality of Love, Not Quantity of Parents
It's the "Murphy Brown" flap all over again, only this time it is even more off the mark. Somehow the outcry over a need for family values, which reached a fevered pitch during the 1992 presidential campaign, has resumed. But this time the finger-pointing...
Raging Wildfires Leave Hellish Scars Drought, Record Heat Fan Flames in 8 States
Drive along the Entiat River and still find pockets of paradise, where ponderosa pines, their green branches singing with birds, lean over sparkling creeks.But heaven turns to hell up Mud Creek Road. A forest of black sticks rises from smoldering ground....
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