St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 21, 1994

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14 Area Students Awarded Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships
Fourteen high school students from this area have received corporate-sponsored college scholarships through this year's National Merit Scholarship Corp. program.The 14 seniors, announced April 13, are among about 1,100 nationwide to earn the scholarships....
200-Plus Residents Oppose Widening of Butler Hill, Complain to Kersting
More than 200 residents of south St. Louis County recently told their council representative, Deborah Kersting, that they oppose widening Butler Hill Road to five lanes. A majority of the group didn't care for Kersting's compromise plan, either.The county...
53-Point Effort Gives O'neal League Lead
Shaquille O'Neal, taking aim at the National Basketball Association scoring title, poured in a league-high 53 points Wednesday night to lead the Orlando Magic to a 121-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.O'Neal began the night trailing San Antonio's...
'94 Could Define Torre's Ability
He has been here since Aug. 1, 1990.He is, by all accounts, an admirable man. He is congenial and cooperative to the honored and the anonymous. He is generous and charitable in the community. He is loyal to the city and the organization.He has baseball...
A Crisis the U.S. Would Rather Ignore
Has the United States given up on Haiti? Over the past few months, U.S. policy has drifted aimlessly. This inaction comes as the Haitian military has jacked up its reign of terror. Human rights advocates report that hundreds of Haitians have "disappeared,"...
A Lost Generation of Children
The evidence continues to mount that the "Me" generation is sorely neglecting its children. The Carnegie Corp. of New York has issued a study analyzing data about how children are faring in this country - and concludes that unless serious reform begins...
Ambush Eyes Cleveland's Numbers Crunchers
It's the Ambush vs. the Cleveland Crunch for the National Professional Soccer League championship.But many people will see the best-of-five series, which begins tonight at The Arena, as the Ambush vs. Zoran Karic and Hector Marinaro, the NPSL's present...
Animal Doctor, Wife Provide Shelter for Pets of Displaced Flood Victims
Life and the Meramec River have dealt some harsh blows to many residents of Valley Park, as floodwater has repeatedly forced them from their homes.Among questions dealt with during hurried evacuations is what to do about family pets displaced by flooding.Veterinarian...
As Blues Return Home Down 2-0, Berry Looks for Positives
Coach Bob Berry tried to look for a silver lining in the dark cloud hovering over the Blues after their 4-2 loss Wednesday to the Dallas Stars at Reunion Arena.The victory gave the Stars a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal...
Bad News for Victims of Allergies
The dark side of spring struck Michelle Barton early last week.She began sneezing. Her ears and throat itched. Pressure built in her head.Her first thought: "Oh no. Not again."Barton, 23, of St. Louis, suffers from an allergy to tree pollen, which...
Bank Is for the Birds
House-hunting birds of any species probably could find something suitable these days at West Pointe Bank in Belleville, where 97 birdhouses are on display in the lobby.The St. Clair County Greenspace Foundation organized the building contest and dubbed...
Belle I May Be Headed to Alton for Overflow Orphaned by Missouri, Original Riverboat Seeks Home
All dressed up for Missourians but left unsure of where to go when they voted down gambling on games of chance, the original Alton Belle riverboat may be headed back to Alton to play second fiddle to its big sister.But maybe not.H. Steven Norton, chief...
Berkeley's Girls on Track for Another Banner Season
With an enrollment of about 450 students, Berkeley High defies long odds with its perennial state-championship girls track team.Berkeley has won three of the last four Missouri Class 3A crowns, including the 1993 title.Berkeley has another brilliant...
Blue Sky Smiles on Club's Tour, Business Meeting
"We were on every church's prayer list," the guide said. "Instead of an Indian rain dance, we did a No Rain dance. And the Lord smiled on us."Our guide was smiling, too, under her yellow parasol. We were on the yellow bus, one of four color-coordinated...
Board Delays Vote on Opposition to Hancock Measure
A resolution calling for defeat of the proposal for the Hancock II amendment has been tabled by the Ritenour School Board until its meeting May 12.The delay is to give time to newly elected board members Gail Schafluetzel and Beverly West to review the...
Boldness in Black & White Peter Marcus Turns a Corner with His Vigorous New Work
NEW FORMS bring lots of excitement to Washington University professor Peter Marcus' latest prints. After 10 years of variations on the same theme, Marcus' boat-based abstractions were looking pretty ho-hum.While making no major stylistic leap, construction...
Books on Tape
"MONEY TO BURN" A mystery by Gloria White (8 hours, 12 minutes unabridged, Reader's Chair, $29.95)</P><P>It takes a lot of character to stick by your guns when the guy you're defending is a putz. Nevertheless, that's exactly what private...
Boone Home to Be Site of `Civil War'
The social and military milieu of the Civil War will be re-enacted this weekend at the Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village in Defiance.Drills, demonstrations, battles, a Civil War wedding and public tours will take place from 9 a.m. to...
Briefcase
St. LouisDefenseEsco Subsidiary Wins $23 Million ContractEsco Electronics Corp. says its Southwest Mobile Systems subsidiary has won a $23 million contract with the Air Force for eight aircraft cargo loaders.The deal includes four one-year options covering...
Briefs
GERMANY Anti-Racist Protesters Clash With Police</P><P>Hundreds of German leftists clashed with police at the end of an anti-racist protest march through Berlin Wednesday, the 105th anniversary of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's birth.</P><P>The...
Budget Would OK 4 Pct. Raise, Add City Employees
St. Charles Mayor Grace M. Nichols is proposing a budget for the next fiscal year that would give city employees a 4 percent raise as well as add several employees in an effort to improve municipal services.On Tuesday, the mayor gave the council her...
Building Permits Rise as Lumber Prices Fall
St. Louis builders are pounding nails and pouring new foundations even faster than the rest of the nation, which posted a jump of nearly 12 percent in housing starts last month.The number of building permits issued here for housing last month rose 40...
Butterfly Paradise Is a Yard That's All Sweetness and Light
A successful butterfly garden must include plants that meet the needs of all four stages of their life cycle - egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult."Plants are important to butterflies during each stage of their life cycle. A garden designed with this...
Cardinals Fans Should Root for a Strike
Mr. Grumpy is at it again.Donald Fehr, head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said a midsummer work stoppage is a "real possibility" because negotiations for a new contract are stalled. The union will convene its executive board July...
Cards Shuffle Past Braves Three-Run Rally Stops Maddux, Streak
Greg Maddux is the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner - twice over - but his spell doesn't appear to extend to the Cardinals.A three-run seventh-inning rally gave the Cardinals a 5-4 victory over Maddux on Tuesday night to snap the Atlanta...
Caterpillar's Profit Up Sixfold but Investors Dump Industrial Stock
Record quarterly sales and profits by Caterpillar Inc. in the first quarter of 1994 are further proof the company was smart to modernize U.S. factories and take an aggressive position with its unions to control labor costs, the company and analysts said...
Cherry Picks Flames to Scorch the Stanley Cup Field
For the first 70 years, the National Hockey League has been ruled by a series of dynasties - the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers.Now the age of parity is upon the NHL. With many players...
Chrysler Expanding in Japan, Pacific
Chrysler Corp. said Wednesday that it has opened a new Asia-Pacific regional office in Tokyo and expanded its current Tokyo corporate office to help the company sell its vehicles in Japan."This is yet another step Chrysler is taking to show our commitment...
City, County Offer Parking, Shuttle during Work on Jail
People who want to go from one part of downtown Clayton to another during their lunch hour or at morning and evening rush hours can get a free ride starting April 25.For the lunch crowd, Clayton will launch a shuttle from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays that...
Clinton: Serbs Must Pay Higher Price
President Bill Clinton declared Wednesday that Serb forces responsible for the carnage in the Muslim enclave of Gorazde "must pay a higher price" for their unrelenting attacks. He called for more aggressive NATO air attacks to stop assaults on safe havens...
Clinton Throwing Stones at the Poor Proposed `Reforms' Would Use Economic Coercion
America is an exclusive and competitive society, but, until recently, we have also seen fit to be a humane society. One way we have demonstrated that humaneness has been by providing welfare for those who cannot adapt or find a place in an economy and...
Council Considers Blocking Public Works Rate Shuffle
The St. Charles City Council will consider blocking a revised water rate plan by the Public Works Board that would do little more than redistribute recent water rate increases.The council had authorized rate increases last fall, believing the rates proposed...
Dallas Dumps Blues 4-2 Modano's Goal Makes Series 2-0
Goalie Curtis Joseph ripped off his Cujo goalie mask, leaned over the Blues' bench and shouted at Dallas' Paul Broten late Wednesday night at Reunion Arena.Broten was celebrating Dave Gagner's empty-net goal with 10.1 seconds remaining in the Stars'...
Dear Diary! Reports Claim That Mary Lincoln Took Bribes, Padded Expenses
Newly released diary entries from a longtime associate of Abraham Lincoln accuse Lincoln's wife of padding White House bills and charging taxpayers for personal expenses.The entries also accuse Mary Todd Lincoln of accepting bribes to secure lucrative...
Developer Seeks OK to Build 233 Homes
JMB Joint Venture No. 1 is asking the St. Louis County Planning Commission for a zoning change to build 233 single-family houses on about 55 acres at Forder and Ringer roads.The subdivision, which would be called The Meadows at Forder Oaks, would sit...
Easy Street Senators Vote to Keep Free Airport Parking
Congress has eliminated its free health care and gym privileges, but the Senate drew the line in the parking lot.Senators defeated a resolution Wednesday to wipe out lawmakers' free, reserved parking at Washington's National and Dulles airports. The...
Emo Philips: Comedy's Odd Man Out
SOMEONE once observed that Emo Philips looks at life through the wrong-prescription glasses and sees what he wants to see. A pretty harsh evaluation.It may be that the comedian views life more clearly than the rest of us. For instance, it was Philips...
Essay Winners Tell Stories about Their Right to Be Proud
"He walks the halls alone, while people stop and stare. He acts a little strange, but he can't control his actions. It's the way he was destined to be."I'm talking about Joe, a boy who has his whole life ahead of him, yet he doesn't understand why or...
Execution Statistics Approved House Approves Racial Numbers to Prove Bias of Death Penalty
Defendants facing the death penalty could introduce racial statistics on capital punishment as evidence of discrimination under a measure the House narrowly endorsed Wednesday as part of its crime bill.House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, D-Mo.,...
False-Positive Reading Could Bring Fear of Aids
Dear Ann Landers: This is for the 72-year-old grandmother in Miami who told you she had tested HIV-positive. You reeled off statistics on the incidence of transfusion-related infections. But you neglected to tell the woman the most important thing -...
Family Defined in Controversial Action Measure Intended to Ease Overcrowding; Opponent Cites `Serious Social Issues'
A family in University City is now defined as "an individual or married couple and/or the children thereof."The City Council approved that definition last week along with an occupancy ordinance that allows one family plus no more than two other people...
Family Makes Final Appeal to Spare American Teen from Caning Plea Focuses on Argument That Youth Has an Emotional Disorder
In a final plea for mercy, Michael Fay's family asked the president of Singapore on Wednesday to spare the teen-ager from six lashes with a cane, but the family's hopes for relief have dimmed.On the last day the appeal could be filed, a representative...
Figgie Pitches Spinoff: Rawlings to Go Public
Figgie International Inc. said Wednesday that it has changed its game plan and will take Rawlings Sporting Goods Inc. public instead of seeking a buyer for the business.Figgie said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it hoped...
Firm Running despite Loss, Schoemehl Says
Despite heavy losses last year, Quadrex Corp. will have enough money to develop its ethanol fuel technology, Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr., the company's chairman and chief executive, said Wednesday."I am confident that we will have the resources we need...
Forest Preserve Is on List for Nuclear Waste Dump Site Is Already Contaminated with Radioactive Debris
A forest preserve where the U.S. Energy Department plans to spend almost $25 million to clean up radioactive waste also is being proposed as a site for a nuclear waste dump, the Daily Southtown newspaper reported today.State and federal officials told...
For Gilkey, Cleanup Is Singular Joy
Bernard Gilkey, who had nothing but singles in a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves, doesn't stand out as the protypical cleanup hitter.But six singles and a walk in nine at-bats is impressive. Four of those singles came Wednesday night as...
Gaming Boats Get Shot at Card Game Licenses
In its first meeting since voters defeated a constitutional amendment to legalize all forms of riverboat gambling, the Missouri Gaming Commission on Friday will ask four license applicants if they want to deal blackjack and poker only.All four are expected...
GAO Says Subsidy Prevents Solvency in Flood Insurance
Efforts to expand the federal flood insurance program might reduce government aid in future disasters but won't make the program financially sound, congressional investigators say.Because 41 percent of the 2.7 million National Flood Insurance Program...
Give 'Em the Slip
IT'S BARELY there. It's a fall of silky fabric, a wisp or two of straps and a sexy look.It's the slip dress, the hottest silhouette on the evening scene this season.The question is, why?It's not new. Jean Harlow made it her slinky signature in the '30s.Calvin...
Glitz and Glam Put the Waifs on the Lam from the Fashion Cops
OH, THE TIDAL WAVES of fashion. The most recent has been nothing short of tumultuous.Out of the chaos of a wrecked economy, in a few short seasons, a whole new order has emerged.Designers riding the wave have deconstructed and grunged, punked-out and...
Gorazde Doctor Sobs, `We Cannot Stand This Anymore'
Aid workers in Gorazde begged for help Wednesday while Serb guns rained death on the battered Muslim town. NATO delayed authorizing air raids to protect civilians in Gorazde and other U.N.-declared havens.The Serbs have openly defied the United Nations...
Gun-Ban Bill Shot Down in Illinois
A second volley of political bullets flew Wednesday as House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, once again failed to pass Gov. Jim Edgar's original plan to ban assault weapons, a proposal Edgar no longer wants.The bill lost in a 51-64 vote by the...
Gussied-Up
ARTIST Joyce Scott claims disingenuously that she is a typical African-American woman from the Southeast.As she utters these words, her face assumes a mask of wide-eyed innocence, but mischief, just waiting to explode, lurks in her eyes.She is the trickster...
Hawaii Is the Place to Study Retirement
THOSE THRIFTY COPS: On May 6, four of the 10 members of the St. Louis Police Retirement System, St. Louis Comptroller Virvus Jones and the system's exec director, Steve Olish, will wing to Honolulu for six days. No beach-combing for them, because the...
Health Workers Tackle Syphilis Epidemic They Take Tests, Treatments to City Jail
Last week, St. Louis health worker Dave Turner left his home in Maryland Heights before sunrise on an unusual assignment: interviewing prostitutes in the city jail.Turner and several health workers spent the morning asking the women if they wanted syphilis...
Inside Out: Lingerie Leaves the Closet, Takes to the Street
IS THAT A slip or a dress?Is that a T-shirt or an undershirt? Is that a bathrobe or an evening coat?The answer is that if you can't tell, it doesn't matter.Many of the same styles show up in high-fashion and innerwear collections, and savvy women have...
Kevorkian Admits to Some Uneasiness
Sometimes he cries. Sometimes he's satisfied. Sometimes he feels almost nothing. But every time Dr. Jack Kevorkian helps someone commit suicide, he breaks into a little sweat."In all cases, I felt uneasy," says Kevorkian. His trial on a felony charge...
Killer Avoids Death; Jury Hears Family
Jurors rejected the death sentence Wednesday for Anthony B. Tucker, despite having convicted him a day earlier of stabbing to death his girlfriend's roommate to get cash for crack.Circuit Judge Michael J. O'Malley scheduled sentencing for June 9. Tucker,...
Leafs Edge 'Hawks 1-0 in Ot; Wings Blank Sharks
Todd Gill scored 2:15 into overtime, leading the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League playoffs Wednesday night.In a great goaltending battle, Toronto's Felix Potvin outdueled Ed Belfour, making...
Leafs Nip Blackhawks 1-0 in Ot; Wings Beat Sharks
Todd Gill scored 2 minutes 15 seconds into overtime, giving the Toronto Maple Leafs a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League playoffs Wednesday night.In a great goaltending battle, Toronto's Felix Potvin outdueled Ed Belfour,...
Logic Starts to Rule in Placement of Countertops, Appliances
FOR DECADES, countertops in bathrooms were, at most, 30 inches in height, while kitchen counters were 6 inches taller. Does that make sense? Of course not, but those dimensions nevertheless remain the American standard.Slowly, finally, the situation...
Man Alleges Conspiracy in Plan for Subdivision
Forest Hesselbein of O'Fallon complained to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night that the handling of a proposal for a subdivision "reeks of conspiracy."Hesselbein, who owns a house in Monticello Estates, says that O'Fallon employees repeatedly denied...
Man Gets Probation in Fondling Angry Parents of 5-Year-Old Victim Call Judge's Decision Too Lenient
A sentence of probation for a 64-year-old man from Madison who was found guilty of fondling a 5-year-old girl drew angry criticism from her parents Wednesday."He's convicted of two counts of molesting our daughter and he's on the street," her father...
Mayor, Alderman Angry over Conflict of Interest Charges
Kimmswick Mayor Martha Patterson and Alderman Tom Horne said Tuesday that the Missouri Ethics Commission was investigating them over allegations of conflict of interest on the spending of money.At a special aldermanic meeting Tuesday night, Horne said...
Mayor's Major Foes Erase Time Limit on Public Speaking
One of the first acts of the new Moline Acres Board of Aldermen was to eliminate the two-minute speaking limit for members of the audience.The time limit on public comments had been imposed by the previous board and was vastly unpopular. Mayor Luther...
Measles Outbreak Grows; Officials Urge Vaccinations
Eleven more cases of measles were confirmed Wednesday in St. Louis County, bringing the total to 19, health officials said. Health officials also confirmed 10 cases in Elsah, Ill.Officials believe all the cases are linked to an outbreak in Breckenridge,...
`Merchant of Venice' Delves into Issues of Prejudice, Justice
The universal dilemmas of choice, justice, prejudice and love will be explored this weekend at Lindenwood College through the genius of William Shakespeare.Lindenwood's student actors and set designers will rise to Shakespeare's playwriting skills as...
Miller Comes on Strong in World Gymnastics Meet
Shannon Miller went back Wednesday to the bold approach that made her a star and convinced coach Steve Nunno that she will retain her all-around title at the World Gymnastic Championships.Miller, 17, from Edmond, Okla., rebounded from a disappointing...
Mitchell Speaks, Clinton Listens
WHEN SENATE MAJORITY Leader George J. Mitchell put forth compromise proposals on overhauling the health-care system this week, President Bill Clinton had several reasons to be happy.For one thing, Mitchell's timing gives Congress a bit of a shove as...
Monsanto to Appeal $84 Million Jury Award
A federal jury in Houston has ordered Monsanto Co. to pay $83.9 million in a dispute over cleaning up a toxic waste site. Monsanto said it would appeal the verdict.The jury said Wednesday that it agreed with IT Corp., of Torrance, Calif., which charged...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A Startling Tradition Is Born: It's a tradition dating to 1952, when the Detroit Red Wings were in their Stanley Cup glory years. A fan who owned a seafood store was slicing some octopi when he had an epiphany:"In that pre-expansion era, it took eight...
Network Hopes to Stem Spread of New Diseases
The government is starting a global network that for the first time will try to give doctors early warnings when dangerous new diseases - such as the virulent cholera ravaging India or the hantavirus killing Americans - may be about to strike.The Centers...
Nixon Condition `Touch and Go' Doctors Honor Wishes of 81-Year-Old Ex-President: No Respirator
Former President Richard M. Nixon remained in critical condition Wednesday night, with swelling in his brain threatening his life, said officials of New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.He suffered a paralyzing stroke Monday.The swelling, a potentially...
Nixon Holds on in `Critical Hours' Children by His Side; Get-Well Messages Arrive from around World
Partly paralyzed and unable to speak, former President Richard M. Nixon moved Wednesday through what his doctor called the "critical hours" that will determine whether he recovers from a major stroke.The 81-year-old Nixon remained in critical condition...
Not-So-Secret Truth of Dogs (and Owners)
Despite my neighbor Norm's looming bulk - he resembles a Wurlitzer jukebox and can talk almost as loudly as one - he's a sweetheart of a guy. So you can imagine the surprise on the block when Norm hammered a bluntly worded sign into his well-tended lawn.In...
Obituaries
Sr. B. Vogelgesang</P><P>Sister Barbara Jeanne Vogelgesang, 60, died Monday (April 18, 1994) at a convent in Bolivia, South America, apparently after suffering a heart attack.</P><P>Sister Vogelgesang was an elementary-school...
`Only Two More Feet . . .' Paint Stripping during Rehab Sets Fire to Victorian Home; 3rd Floor Damaged
Thomas Saunders had nearly finished peeling paint from the front of the third floor of his 112-year-old house in Webster Groves when it caught fire on Sunday."I'd been doing this for six months on the whole front side. I had only two more feet to go,"...
Orioles' Pitching Has Been Better Than Al Average
In the case of the Orioles, statistics deceive.Orioles General Manager Roland Hemond has been working the phones in quest of pitching help and Manager Johnny Oates takes comfort in his set batting order, strong from top to bottom.Anyone who knows enough...
Pay-per-View Programs Poised for Breakthrough
NOT TOO long ago, pay-per-view cable programming mainly meant rowdy wrestlers and beefy boxers in big matches.Today, Mike Tyson is in jail and Hulk Hogan has given up the arena for a syndicated television series. So you might think pay-per-view is really...
People
Turns out that being KATHY IRELAND of Sports Illustrated fame is no bed of roses. The swimsuit cover model has gone to court, seeking an order to protect her from a weird fan.The fan is one Gregory Walker, 33, of Sandy, Utah. He seems to think he is...
Pioneers off to Quick Gateway Getaway
Duchesne High baseball coach Ted Yeater isn't surprised by his team's quick start."I expect to win every game," Yeater said, smiling. "We knew we had some talented players back and that we'd be pretty solid in most spots."With an 11-8 victory over St....
Planting Flowers in Bloom Is Quick but Costly, Risky
Buying flowers already in bloom can be an expensive way to achieve quick results in the garden. Even worse, sometimes it doesn't work.But certain precautions simplify the problems and shave the costs.First, make sure the time is proper for what you're...
Police Rift Unsolved; Dispatcher Changed
Velda City police will be dispatched by St. Louis County effective May 1 as a result of dissatisfaction with Municipal Radio Service by the board of aldermen. But a dispute about backup police patrols among Velda City and nearby municipalities remains...
Preparing for Excursion in the High Altitudes
Dear Dr. Donohue: Thanks for your discussion of mountain sickness. I am going to Tibet soon, where the altitude in Lhasa, the capital, is more than 20,000 feet. Your advice about gradual ascent is awkward to follow for this trip. So can you suggest anything...
Put It on the P.A
Biology teacher Thomas Conley, science department chairman at Parkway West High School, has been awarded the Tandy Prize for excellence in mathematics, science and computer science. Conley will receive $2,500. In addition, pictures of the 100 award winners...
Quake Takes Its Toil on This Family of 10
Dear Percy Ross: I'm the mother of four, and I also take care of my sister's four children because of her head injury. I was born disabled. I was told my mother was given thalidomide while she was pregnant with me in the '60s. So, my mother was left...
Racially Segregated Dorms Are the Norm at Cornell U. and It's the Students Who Want Things That Way
IN RECENT YEARS, the Cornell University administration has tried frequently to improve racial and ethnic integration in its undergraduate dormitories.Cornell's West Campus has always been overwhelmingly white, while two-thirds of its minority students...
Rape Victims Winning Suits over Security
MOLLY RUCKS moved into Lindell Towers because she thought the 24-hour security the apartment managers promoted would keep her from harm. On a sunny spring day six months later she found out how wrong she was.As Rucks lay tanning on the 13th-floor sun...
Rare Books, First Editions in '94 Book Fair Auction
The diaries of Donald Wright, covering the St. Louis social scene from 1913 to 1965, will be auctioned off as part of this year's edition of the Greater St. Louis Book Fair.Wright was a socialite, riverboat captain and owner of the Waterways Journal....
Recordings
"THE DIVISION BELL" Pink Floyd (Columbia)</P><P>Since "Dark Side of the Moon" more than 20 years ago, Pink Floyd has made a career out of investing each song, each chord, each note with high seriousness. Everything lingers: Bass chords ...
Researchers Find Drug Fights Kidney Disease
Scientists using the cancer drug taxol in mice have for the first time halted an inherited disease that can progressively disable the kidney with hundreds of cysts.An estimated 500,000 Americans have the disease.The illness normally kills mice by the...
Responsibility Commands a High Price Military Commanders Are Held Responsible for Everything That Their Units Do, or Fail to Do
IN THE END, Adm. Frank B. Kelso II will retire with all four stars, but with a slight loss in dignity.It could have been worse. In 1757, Britain's Royal Navy executed Adm. John Byng for failing to break a French siege. History might have forgotten poor...
Revenue from Phone Calls Pays Cost of Equipment at Schools
Phone calls are generating printers and computer software for Martinsville's schools.They help provide encyclopedias, maps and a model rocket in Charleston, and classroom extras in Mattoon.When customers of Illinois Consolidated Telephone Co. make long-distance...
Rezoning Proposals Called Too Restrictive
Clayton planners envision business areas that include both residential and commercial development.They have suggested zoning changes that would encourage scenic areas that cater to pedestrians.But some business people call the changes too restrictive.Under...
Ritual Art Is Exotic, Hardly `Primitive'
In a culture such as ours, which tends to compress its experiences of magic, myth and mystery into an hour or so on Sunday mornings, the ritual art of Oceania might be expected to draw stares as blank as the ones that seem to arise from the familiar...
Roenick Hopes to Shine in Playoff Glare
Jeremy Roenick pursues the past. It lures him, entices him, spurs him on his way, calling out to him always as the Holy Grail once called out to crusading knights. This is no easy quest he finds himself on. Yet boldly he admits to it, admits he desires...
Route 141 Muddies Land Swap Page Extension Tradeoff Is in Expressway's Path
The lands the state wants to substitute for those taken by the Page Avenue extension through Creve Coeur Lake Park are supposed to be equivalent to the quiet parklands that will be lost.In reality, those lands, too, may be cut by a busy expressway, increasing...
Saintly Sensation: Book Reveals the Many Faces of Yves
AT AGE 14, an intense and imaginative boy growing up in Oran, Algeria, drew a cartoon for a book he was writing, entitled "L'Amour."It showed a tall, shirtless, mustachioed Latin lover, encircled and caressed by a small harem of voluptuous, adoring naked...
Saleem's: Great Flavors of the Middle East
WHEN a bookstore closes, it's a sad day.But when a bookstore closes, and the space later becomes a restaurant, the mourning period is shortened appreciably. So all was not lost at the northwest corner of Delmar Boulevard and Westgate Avenue, now Saleem's...
Schatzman (109-0) Keeps Zeroing in on Titles and All-Metro Teams
It's not that Scott Schatzman can't be beaten. Two summers ago, he was seventh in an international Greco-Roman wrestling tournament, and last summer he was runner-up in a national freestyle meet.It's just that it's not likely to happen in a high school...

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