St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 11, 1994

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10 Black Students Win Merit Scholarships
Ten black high school seniors from the St. Louis area have received achievement scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corp. program.The students are among about 600 black high school seniors nationwide to win achievement scholarships for...
2,500 Walk for Food Pantries
The 2,500 people in the sixth annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday covered the 6.2-mile distance by foot, skate, wheelchair and stroller.In the process, they may have helped raise as much as $200,000 in pledges for area food pantries.About 2,000 walkers...
2 Aldermen Seek to Keep Open Brookmount Pool
Two St. Peters aldermen will push to keep Brookmount Pool although a survey seems to indicate that residents prefer that the area be converted to a park.Judy Bateman and Jerry Hollingsworth, both 2nd Ward, say residents who would be most affected by...
2 Killed in Central Missouri; Flash-Flood Watch Issued
The National Weather Service issued a flash-flood watch for most of Missouri as spring rain dumped up to three inches across the southern half of the state early Sunday.The high water claimed at least two victims, a 3-year old boy and his mother, when...
2 New Aldermen Cause Shift in Base of Power
The power base in Moline Acres shifted last week with the election of a former police chief and a former city treasurer to the Board of Aldermen.The two are expected to join Alderman Charles Muncy to form a new majority on the four-member board. Muncy...
3 Groups Seeking Gaming Boats Have Investors from Region
Three of the seven companies vying to bring riverboat gambling to St. Charles County have notified the county that they have local investors.Carl Bearden, chairman of the St. Charles County Council, said that including local investors could be a secondary...
Accounts Have D'arcy Laffing All the Way to Bank
D'arcy Masius Benton & Bowles-St. Louis has been assigned the marketing and advertising responsibilities for 15 local Blockbuster co-op accounts, known as Local Advertising Funds (or LAFs).Billings are estimated at $25 million.The local co-op accounts...
After Sluggish Start, Blues Star in 2-2 Tie
The Blues offered a variety of reasons for their slow start Sunday in a 2-2 tie with the Dallas Stars at The Arena.The Blues spotted the Stars a 2-0 lead before battling back to earn the tie in a potential National Hockey League playoff preview.To a...
Agency Seeks Consultants for E. Europe Region Needs Help in Privatization
THE U.S. AGENCY for International Development, which expects to spend $250 million to spur privatization in the former Soviet Union and eastern Europe, is coming to St. Louis Tuesday to drum up greater participation by midwestern firms and private organizations.The...
A Good Step toward Welfare Reform
President Bill Clinton hasn't yet reached the point of ending welfare "as we know it," but a bill in the Missouri Legislature comes close. The House made the first move in the right direction by approving a revised version of a generally good welfare...
A Lesson on Being Picky in a Stockpicker's Market
The younger you are, the happier you should be when stock prices plunge, money managers like to say.Those falling prices give young investors - anybody with money they can tie up for five years or more - the chance to buy in at better prices. A stock...
Arafat: Talks Too Slow Missed Deadlines Threaten Credibility of Talks, He Says
PLO LEADER Yasser Arafat complained Sunday that the slow pace of negotiations was undermining the credibility of the peace process.He made his complaints in a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Warren M. Christopher, the PLO news agency...
Attendance Shows Gardening Enthusiasm Growing
"You come to see my garden every year," said Beth Adamacs. "How nice. Let me show you around."Beth then proceeded to show me around her "garden," a series of greenhouses with several hundred thousand plants.The occasion was my annual appearance at the...
Basketball Coaches Ogle Area Stars
With Charlie Spoonhour and other NCAA Division I coaches on hand, area high school basketball tandouts had ample reason to perform Sunday.The foursome of Ben Kandlbinder, Antonio Bobo, Kish Lewis and Tyrone Caswell did exctly that in the "All Stars Sunday"...
BEHIND VIET CONG'S BATTLE STRATEGY GENERAL EXPLAINS HOW OUTNUMBERED TROOPS USED TERRAIN TO ADVANTAGE IN ONE KEY CLASH Series: Return to Vietnam Second of Five Parts
HERE in this tiny hamlet, 40 miles southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Gen. Bay Cao walked me though the key battle of Ap Bac as a partial explanation of why his side won the American-Vietnamese war.I had asked the retired Viet Cong officer,...
Belfour Baffles Lowly Kings as Blackhawks Prevail 2-1
Chris Chelios had a goal and an assist and Ed Belfour made 28 saves, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings in a National Hockey League game Sunday. Los Angeles goaltender Robb Stauber made 33 saves, seven on breakaways.Belfour...
Belfour Baffles Lowly Kings as Blackhowks Prevail 2-1
Chris Chelios had a goal and an assist and Ed Belfour made 28 saves, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings in a National Hockey League game Sunday. Los Angeles goaltender Robb Stauber made 33 saves, seven on breakaways.Belfour...
Beyond Salad: Spinach Pairs with Steak and Pasta
LEAFY GREEN spinach is often used in a sprightly salad along with mushrooms, hard-cooked eggs and bacon. But fresh or frozen spinach can add interest and flavor to other items on the menu, including such favorites as steak and pasta.Here are some guidelines...
Bill Tries to Limit Document Censorship
Is it a church-state separation issue or one of censorship? It all depends on how lawmakers interpret a bill awaiting a vote of the Illinois Senate.Six Republican state senators are sponsoring a measure that would prohibit Illinois public schools from...
Bill Would Hike Weekly Benefits for Unemployed Amount Would Gradually Increase to Weekly Compensation of $234
Unemployed workers in Missouri are in line to get a benefit increase if a bill before the Legislature gets through this year.The present weekly benefit is $175, for 26 weeks. This ranks 46th in the nation, according to the Missouri Division of Employment...
Black Beans Are at Home in the Kitchen
THE SPANISH WORDS "frijoles negros" are printed on one side of the plastic bag; on the other side, it says "black turtle beans." This is one item that I always keep handy in my kitchen cabinet.Black beans, either dried or canned, are my latest passion....
Blackmun Helped Bring Warmth to an Aloof and Secretive Court
The setting was a New Year's holiday gathering of talkers, some of whom also like to listen. Justice Harry Blackmun was, as usual, joining in the fun - informal reminiscences about former Supreme Court justices by clerks and friends who knew them.He...
Bond with Constituents? Review Conventional Wisdom
Sen. Christopher S. Bond is pouting because St. Louis has dropped out of the running to play host to the 1996 Republican National Convention. The city says it can't afford the $12 million tab.Bond's dismay goes to show what Congress does to an otherwise...
Braves Perfect: 7 Wins on Road
Rookie Tony Tarasco had a homer and two doubles after replacing injured David Justice in the fourth inning, and the Atlanta Braves remained perfect in seven games - all on the road - by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 Sunday.Fred McGriff hit a tie-breaking...
Briefs
MISSOURI LUNG TRANSPLANT Infant Leaves Children's Hospital</P><P>Doctors have discharged 12-week-old Autumn Waldron from St. Louis Children's Hospital. The infant underwent a lung transplant on March 12.</P><P>Autumn and...
Briefs
WorldMEXICOTens Of Thousands March To Back Zapatista RebelsTens of thousands of people marched across Mexico City on Sunday in the largest show of support yet for the Zapatista rebels, who launched an uprising Jan. 1 in southern Mexico.The march was...
Casino Owners Look to Chicago Bill Would Cut Limits on License Holders Owning Other Boats
Illinois riverboat casino owners once rubbed their hands together in anticipation of having a chance to own boats in Missouri.With that prospect on hold in the wake of Missouri voters' rejection of an amendment to allow casino gambling, Illinois boat...
CEO Gives Hospital Intensive Care E. St. Louis Landmark Regains Its Strength, Solidifies Its Future
From his executive office, Richard Mark has a window view of the Gateway Arch and the glass towers of the downtown St. Louis skyline.Some days, he hobnobs with bankers, congressmen and senators, even the president. He runs a business with 500 employees...
Chemicals Pose Threat to Workers around the World, U.N. Study Says
Chemicals, mostly from industrialized countries, are causing disease and death in the developing world, and the buildup of chemical waste would make the problem worse, says a U.N. study.The study released Sunday by the International Labor Organization...
Child Loses Control When Hurt, Upset
Dear Open Mind: I have an adorable little granddaughter who "faints." She is seven years old and when anything upsets her or she hurts herself, she totally loses control.She screams hysterically (you're afraid to look), and has passed out completely...
Children's Flavored Medicine Can Be Sugar Trap
Dear Tooth Doctors: My daughter's pediatrician has prescribed bubble gum-flavored amoxicillin for chronic sinus infections. I've tasted the medicine myself, and it's so sweet I can understand why she loves to take it. Should I be concerned for her teeth?...
Chorus, Symphony, Conductor Fill Powell Hall with Brilliance
It was a wonderful evening in Powell Hall Saturday night.The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra was in its now typical world-class form, with special kudos to the oboe and bassoon work of Peter Bowman and George Berry, and the smooth, ethereal sound of the...
Church in Fults, Ill., Yields to River Congregation Celebrates One Last Service; Minister Pledges to Save Records
Rain falls as the Rev. Carol Shanks of the St. Paul United Church of Christ accepts record books at the final service held Sunday at St. John's United Church of Christ in Fults, Ill.The books contain lists of all the baptisms, weddings and funerals performed...
Coalition in Japan in Turmoil Resignation, Succession Issues May Lead to Political Gridlock
JAPAN's RULING COALITION, thrown into turmoil by Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa's sudden resignation, appears to be close to dissolving.The confusion further clouds the question of who will succeed Hosokawa, and increases the likelihood of political...
Coal Miner's Theatrical Spirit Lingers
THE TOUGHEST CRITIC of the upcoming folk musical "Mine" won't buy a ticket or use a free pass or sneak in the fire exit. Nobody will see him or hear him, though he will have any seat in the house he wants.Alfred Bailey will just sort of be there, as...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Johnson Group represented parties in these leases:11,000 square feet of industrial space at 770 Hoff Road to G.W. Fiberglass from Twin Rivers Development Co.10,525 square feet of commercial space at 350-58 Brookes Drive to R.R. Catering Service from...
Competitors Seek Niche in the Wireless Market
Nobody blinks when somebody flips out a cellular phone at the hockey game anymore - or at the Boy Scout meeting, church social or school function.Cellular telephones have become almost as popular as pagers - and nearly as cheap.Free phones are a prominent...
Creating a Masterpiece with `an Artist in the Kitchen'
ASSUMING THAT good cooking is an art, then a good place to discover the art of good cooking is the Saint Louis Art Museum.Just go to the Museum Shop and look for "The Artist in the Kitchen," the Museum's splashy new cookbook, which came out in November.The...
Data Makes Cellular Traffic Hum
Most people think of car phones when they think of wireless communications.But an increasing share of cellular traffic is data transmission - wireless faxes, computer transactions and radio tracking of fleets, trains and other mobile units.By next year,...
Deaths Elsewhere
KEN CARSON, 79, who backed up Roy Rogers in cowboy movies as a member of The Sons of the Pioneers, died Thursday (April 7, 1994) in Delray Beach, Fla., of Lou Gehrig's disease.Mr. Carson joined the group in 1942 after founding member Rogers left to become...
Defensive-Minded Stars Check out New Look of Blues
Not long ago, the Dallas Stars would face off against the Blues and see a mirror image of themselves - a squad of tenacious, grinding, defensive-minded players.Now they see direct opposites. After battling the Blues to a 2-2 tie Sunday at the Arena,...
Director Tackling Chekov's `Seagull' - with a Difference
FOR THE ARTS League Players of Edwardsville's upcoming production of "The Seagull," Kevin Beyer wants to outflank the popular myths that have dogged Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.Beyer, who is directing the production which opens this coming weekend,...
Dole Threatens Delay to Get Hearing
Republicans are ready to stall debate on health care and other issues if Democrats block efforts to set up hearings on Whitewater, Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., said Sunday.Dole said that he would meet with Senate Majority Leader George J....
Earnhardt Switches Cars, Wins at Bristol
A new car Dale Earnhardt didn't even want helped the six-time Winston Cup champion get back to his old self.Earnhardt, reluctantly using a 2-year-old car for the first time Sunday, snapped out of an uncharacteristic short-track slump. He bulled his way...
Finding Niche: Exploration Is Key
BOB HAS BEEN working in a family-owned business since he graduated from college nine years ago. He hates what he does day to day. He has little say-so in the decision-making process. His income is barely adequate. But he's stuck. He can't figure out...
Firm Offers a Corner for an Airport Nap
The business traveler in search of a catnap or a corner for catch-up work may soon rent privacy and quiet by the hour at busy airports.A Florida company that since August 1992 has been testing free-standing private rooms at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
For Transition Blues, It's Time to Turn Corner
These days, you can't identify the members of the Blues without their passports. We have Prague Blues, Moscow Blues, Canadian Blues, American Blues and a French Bleu.After cleaning all the Sutters out of their attic, the Blues have established their...
From Example to Hiding Out: Story of `John'
SIX WEEKS AGO, 16-year-old John R. was riding high.Although he had a long juvenile record, he seemed to have straightened out. He was holding down two jobs, trying to decide which of two girlfriends he loved best and thinking, probably unrealistically,...
From Streetcars to Metrolink - This Driver Stays on Track
AS IT ZIPPED through St. Louis one sunny morning last week, MetroLink car No. 8 carried a living vestige of the old streetcar lines that once tied the city together.This particular vestige was more animate than the tracks or the overhead wires or the...
Germ Warfare Scientists Are Sounding the Alarm on Drug-Resistant Bugs
Messieurs, c'est les microbes qui auront le dernier mot.(Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word.)Louis PasteurRECALLED TODAY, following a century of scientific progress, Pasteur's pessimistic prophesy seems quaintly out of date. Wise...
Grapefruit Can Boost Level of Drug
Q: I was very surprised to read your column regarding grapefruit juice and Procardia. I would really like to find out if it is interacting with my husband's medication as well.He is a lung transplant recipient and has done extremely well in the years...
Health Plan's Expense Worries Hospital Official
When Bill Clinton came to Southern Illinois during his presidential campaign, Richard Mark was among the Democrats with him on the daylong tour.Not only did Mark get a photograph and autograph for his wall, he got a chance to talk with the future president...
Helping Those Who Need It Most Nurse Who Lost Daughter to Disease Works Wonders with Aids Patients
Lucy Pace has the gift of compassion. It is heightened by having lost a daughter to AIDS and by a poem the daughter left admonishing young people to "stop living the life so fast and easy."Pace, a nurse, worked in the emergency room at Cook County Hospital...
How Some Celebs See Themselves
AFTER The New York Times/CBS News poll was conducted, the one-word test - naming the single most important fact about oneself - was put to these prominent people. Here are the words that they said held the keys to their identities:Pat Riley, coach of...
How to Handle Kids' `Undesirable' Friends
Dear Ann Landers: This is for the Indiana mother who tried everything to keep her 16-year-old daughter from continuing a relationship with an undesirable 18-year-old. You were right. It is the PARENTS who need counseling.We have lived through four teens...
How to Tell If You Should Bail out out of Stocks and Bonds
You talked your next-door neighbor into investing in a mutual fund last winter, and now he's not speaking to you. The fellow across the street, who keeps his money in a bank, is looking awfully smug these days.And you shed tears every time you pick up...
Ideal Growing Conditions Help Daffodils Double
Q: I dug and reset my daffodils last fall. Their flowers had been fully double like a dahlia. This spring when they bloomed, every one of them was single. Could they be too deep?A: Double daffodils originated as sports from standard single-flowered forms....
If Fired, Get a Golden Handshake
If your company is going to fire you, get a golden handshake when you go.You may be able to wheedle immediate cash, generous pension and medical benefits, a pro-rated share of your employer's yearly bonus, consulting work and other goodies out of the...
Incinerator Plan Is Drawing Heat from Residents Facility Would Burn Medical Waste
Edna Campbell says she opposes plans to build a medical waste incinerator six blocks from her home in midtown St. Louis for four reasons - Christopher, Shaun, Jarrett and Jason, aged 6 through 14."They say this thing is safe," Campbell said. "But I don't...
In One Word, Who Are You?
IS IT POSSIBLE to define oneself in just a single word? Can one sort out all the complicated, complicating factors of public and private life, measure all the facets of one's personality, cast off what's extraneous and then name an essential, identifying...
Italian Voters Send a Message
The recent Italian elections had a primal-scream quality to them. Italians, who expect nothing from politicians and get less, said "No" or "Basta" - Enough!They threw out the Christian Democrats, who had hornswoggled them for 40 years. They threw out...
Jordan Singles Twice; First Professional Hits
Michael Jordan, the seven-time National Basketball Association scoring leader, got his first hits as a baseball pro Sunday, two singles for the Class AA Birmingham Barons in Hoover, Ala.Jordan, 0-for-seven with five strikeouts in his first two games...
Juggling His Life to Teach Others Ex-Consultant Travels Country Pushing His Craft
Juggler Dave Finnegan puts his mission this way - "everybody wants to show off, but not everybody has show-off skills - that's where I come in."Finnegan, of Seattle, visited St. Louis Union Station recently to teach what he calls the "ancient art" of...
Keeping Posted
Max Moore Covers MoneyHey, Kid, want to know more about your money? Then call Max Moore, Detective in Moneytown. He'll cover you - with a booklet on money matters for college students, produced by Citibank MasterCard and Visa.Citibank is using the Max...
Kid Niche: Casey's Spirit Lives on in Kid's Sportsworld
A young sporting-goods chain in St. Louis that caters to kids reminds some of its customers of the old Casey's Sports - as well it should.Casey's, a seller of general sporting goods here for half a century, died out in St. Louis after changing hands...
Lebanon's Ace: Sancoucie Dominates for Greyhounds
April 24, 1992.That's the day Jeff Sonsoucie knew he was a pitcher.Sonsoucie, a 17-year-old, 6-foot-2 204-pound lefthanded phenom from Lebanon High School, made a believer out of himself, his coach and several other people that day.Sonsoucie was pitching...
Little Guy Makes It Time to Worry
Start worrying.Professional traders were mostly responsible for pushing down hard on stock prices in recent weeks. The real concern will be when average folks get wind of what's going on and pull out their money.Well, that's starting to happen. Amateur...
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...
Maggert Makes a Memory
Until the 13th hole Sunday, Jeff Maggert's second Masters had been completely forgettable. He went into the final round with the worst score of the 51 players who made the cut, a 14-over-par 230.First off the tee Sunday, Maggert played with a non-competing...
Make Sure Skills Measure Up
SOME COOKING techniques are so basic that they're seldom spelled out - apparently our mothers were supposed to have taught us while dandling us on their knees.Some of us got more dandling than others, and some missed out in the cooking-instruction department....
Malaria Doesn't Stay with Patient for Entire Life
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a World War II veteran who served in North Africa. In 1943, I was hospitalized there for 30 days with malaria. I was told I would always have it. Later, I had recurrences and was given quinine. I currently am diagnosed with a low...
Mangosuthu Buthelezi: Chief Spoiler
On the long role toward majority rule in South African, the assumption was that right-wing whites would throw up most of the stumbling blocks. In fact, the biggest hurdle is turning out to be Mangosuthu Buthelezi. If he succeeds in spoiling the election...
Mayor's Vote Keeps Mack as Board Chief
O'Fallon Mayor Edward Griesenauer broke a tie vote of the Board of Aldermen Thursday night and selected Alderman Rose Mack, 3rd Ward, to continue as board president.Griesenauer decided the issue after the aldermen split their votes between Mack and Alderman...
Micro Springs into Action to Zap Tender Asparagus
THOSE WHO DON'T, can't and won't zap, should try asparagus.Microwaving asparagus is easy. Break off and discard the tough ends, wash the spears under running water, then place them, spoke-like, on a round plate with the tender tips toward the center.Cover...
Mitchell Weighs Vacating Senate Post If Supreme Court Nomination Comes
Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, D-Maine, a leading candidate for a seat on the Supreme Court, said Sunday that he would have to consider leaving his Senate post if nominated."It would be a factor to be considered in any decision," Mitchell,...
Mom Accents Menus with Love
KATHIE SHERMAN has all sorts of reasons to add a south-of-the-border accent to her cooking.For starters, many Latin American dishes make easy, economical and healthful meals. And Sherman, who recently changed careers from registered nurse to stay-at-home...
Monday Memo
They're waging a war out there in BillyBidwillland - Phoenix, Ariz. Supermarkets throughout that area are conducting a coupon battle.Four years of skirmishing reached a new level recently when SAFEWAY stores began offering QUADRUPLE value on manufacturer's...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
What was it BOB KRAVITZ of the Rocky Mountain News in Denver was musing last month?Mused Kravitz: "At some point very soon, MICHAEL JORDAN is going to be on a bus going from South Of Nowhere to North Bumstock and he will think, `Ya know, I'd rather be...
Most Bacteria Aren't Dangerous
THE SCOURGE OF mankind, the agents of millions of deaths, bacteria are also an indispensable blessing. They take lives, yet without them life as we know it would be impossible.Without microbes - the molds and yeasts as well as the bacteria - we would...
New Book: `The Meaning of Nolan Ryan'
By the time Nolan Ryan's right elbow finally gave out, the world knew how the hard-throwing, humble kid from Alvin, Texas grew up to become baseball's all-time strikeout king.His every action was documented late as media portrayed him as an ageless wonder...
New Force Starts Patrols in S. Africa Peacekeeping Soldiers Will Replace Army, Police in Volatile Areas
Members of a new national peacekeeping force made their first appearance in a trouble spot Sunday, assisting army soldiers in patrolling black townships near Johannesburg.Officers and some soldiers from The National Peacekeeping Force rode with South...
New Mayor Plans Work - and Rest Campaign Cleanup Was Muddy Business
The new mayor of Maryland Heights has a lot of plans for the city. First, though, he'd like to get some sleep."I got to bed about six in the morning the day after the election, and the phone rang at 6:30," said Mike O'Brien, who defeated Mayor John T....
New Series Show Varied Black Lifestyles
JOHN AMOS is confident "704 Hauser" will offer a different TV look at African-American life.And by different, the actor means more positive. Less buffoonish and cartoonish. Less, ah, like "Martin.""Just because everybody else is doing crotch-grabbing...
New Take on Snakes' Tongues
FROM THE DAYS of early Greek philosophers, scientists and scholars have mulled over a nagging anatomical question: Why is it that serpents have forked tongues?Aristotle theorized that forked tongues made the serpentine diet of mice and toads twice as...
No Gamble: IRS Wins, You Lose
Q. According to some friends who accompany me to track outings, the most recent round of changes in the tax laws included some revisions in the rules for gambling winnings and losses. In particular, they say there was an easing in the limitation on loss...
Nontaxing Potluck for April 15
IT HAPPENS EVERY April.After hours of poring over receipts, totaling expense columns, and finally signing and mailing our tax forms to the IRS, we breathe a sigh of relief.Since most of our friends are similarly exhausted and relieved after compiling...
Obituaries
Ernie E. Hilliard</P><P>Ernie E. Hilliard, 72, of St. Peters, died Wednesday (April 6, 1994) at Barnes Hospital in west St. Louis county.</P><P>Mr. Hilliard was retired after working as a salesman for North Supply in Kansas...
Officials at Grade School Bug Pupils for Exemplary Behavior and Good Deeds
Many of us would just as soon squish a bug as look at it.But pupils at Chaney School in Richmond Heights collect bugs just as they would hoard skeeball tickets at a fun fair. The more they have, the bigger their reward.For example, fourth-grader Diane...
Officials Weigh Cuts after Tax-Hike Defeat Residents' Imput to Count, Mayor Says
Now that taxpayers have trounced a tax increase in Ladue, officials will ask those taxpayers what services to cut.Mayor Edith Spink said Thursday that officials would compile a list of services and how much residents could save by cutting them. They...
Olazabal Captures Masters Spaniard's Eagle at No. 15 Quells Quest of American
Ole, Ollie!Jose Maria Olazabal, an eight-year pro who goes by the nickname "Ollie," displaced Seve Ballesteros as Spain's undisputed heavyweight golf champion on Sunday as he won the 58th Masters by making fewer mistakes down the stretch than his nplaying...
On a Roll More People Exercising on Wheels; In-Line Skates Growing in Popularity
Becky Wolf, of Wood River, bored with swimming and no longer able to run, needed aerobic exercise.Marty Goldstein, of Creve Coeur, wanted a relatively inexpensive outdoor activity to do with his growing family.Randy Krape, of St. Peters, wanted to lose...
Ozzie's Fielding Gem Stirs Reluctant Cheers
What's this? Ozzie Smith being cheered at Candlestick Park?San Francisco Giants fans remember the scuffle Smith and fellow Cardinals infielder Jose Oquendo had with former Giants star Will Clark, even though that fight was six years ago. Smith is booed...
Palletable Business Firm Grinds Up Shipping Pallets for Mulch
A workman pulled a lever, and the huge orange grinder lurched into action, devouring a tall stack of old wooden shipping pallets.An occasional sliver of wood shot out like shrapnel as the pallets were pulverized and spewed onto a conveyor belt. A magnet...
Paying the Price to Achieve Justice
IT WAS ON on a warm midnight of many years ago that a news assignment of only fleeting importance took me to the old Collinsville police station, a first floor niche of City Hall that looked like a set from the movie "In the Heat of the Night."The memorable...
People
Filmmaker JOHN WATERS has built his career on bad taste. His library, too.Waters' home in New York sports a world-class collection of books on aberrant behavior, including such titles as "Hunting Humans," "Prison Groupies" and "Women Who Love Men Who...
Perez's Closing Act Has Cards Humming
After Rheal Cormier had become the third Cardinals starter in three games to hold the San Francisco Giants to one run, and after Vicente Palacios and Rob Murphy had delivered relief of varying quality, it came to Mike Perez, the sometime reluctant closer.Perez...
Poll of Youthful Aspirations Leaning toward the Law
What do you want to be when you grow up?More than 45,000 St. Louis youths answered that question in a survey by the St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The most common answer: A lawyer.Seven out of 10 of those aspiring to the bar were girls.The...
Proposed Laclede's Casino Investor Sues Clayton Firm
A group that had planned to invest in the proposed Bally's riverboat casino and hotel in Laclede's Landing has sued a Clayton law firm. The investors allege that Danna, Soraghan, Stockenberg & Shaw has refused to return $95,000 of their money.The plaintiff,...
Put It on the P.A
Parkway North and Parkway West high schools ranked first and second in the St. Louis area Test for Engineering Aptitude and Math and Science competition recently. The competition was hosted by the University of Missouri at Rolla, the University of Missouri...
Question for Japan: Who's on First?
ONCE AGAIN, American officials gazing across the Pacific in search of answers to their most nagging overseas economic problem have to be asking themselves, "Who's in charge here?"Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa's resignation Friday throws Japanese...
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