St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 9, 1995

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'60S Warlords of Social Change Stay out of Headlines Today Many Remain Committed to Causes They Championed
ONE IS a Connecticut homemaker, another a physical therapist. Some teach. Several are dead; several more are in jail. Some have seen their lives turned into fodder for bad movies or weekly TV dramas.These are the superstars of social consciousness, protesters...
After Floods, Casinos Rethink River Sites
Concerned about frequent floods on the St. Louis riverfront, gambling boat owners and developers are toying with an idea that has worked elsewhere:Put the boats in a giant bathtub alongside the river, rather than on it.In Kansas City, Harrah's Casino...
A Generation of Doers, Not Slackers
I would love to extend a challenge to my generation - those of us dubbed "Generation X" and "slackers." If we are truly as fed up with life and ourselves as the media portray us to be, it seems pretty asinine to stand back and let people walk over us...
Among Friends 3 Days, 264 Games Later, St. Louis Cup's as Strong as Ever
It lasted three days and consisted of 264 soccer games. There were rain delays and some games were moved because of the weather.But the third St. Louis Girls Friendship Cup, held last weekend at Mueller Soccer Complex and hosted by the Wings Soccer Club...
Another Way to End Africa's Conflicts
The world watched with astonishment last year as Hutu attackers in Rwanda massacred an estimated 500,000 Tutsis during three months of civil strife in Rwanda. The next staging ground for human slaughter could be in neighboring Burundi unless the United...
A Stay of Execution
The decision by Judge Alfred F. Sabo in Philadelphia to delay indefinitely the execution of black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal was surprising, given his steadfast refusal to consider a stay in the past. Now, Abu-Jamal can try to prove the claim that has...
Attorney General Starts Inquiry on Towing Firm
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon issued a consumer alert Tuesday on State Towing Inc., a south St. Louis County towing company.Nixon's office wants to hear from people who have had problems with State Towing. St. Louis police also are investigating...
Barry Fulfills Promise with 2-Stroke Victory
Dan Barry had plenty of selfish reasons to covet the medal at the 95th U.S. Amateur Qualifying Tournament on Tuesday at Norwood Hills.Barry has been the hottest amateur in the state this season, but has little to show for it. He made it to the final...
Briefs
RUSSIA U.S. Denies Army Captain Was Spying</P><P>The Defense Department denied Tuesday that a U.S. Army captain was spying in Russia when he was detained briefly by counterintelligence officials.</P><P>Capt. Jason Lynch,...
Briefs
RUSSIA U.S. Denies Army Captain Was Spying</P><P>The Defense Department denied Tuesday that a U.S. Army captain was spying in Russia when he was detained briefly by counterintelligence officials.</P><P>Capt. Jason Lynch,...
Briefs
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS Nicklaus To Design Public Golf Course</P><P>Golf champion Jack Nicklaus will design an 18-hole public golf course in Fairview Heights, his first in the Midwest, a developer says.</P><P>Nicklaus plans to play...
Buck Joins Legends in Radio's Hall of Fame
Jack Benny. Dick Clark. Paul Harvey. Bob Hope. Larry King. Rush Limbaugh. Groucho Marx. Arthur Godfrey. Lowell Thomas. Edward R. Murrow. Orson Welles. Jack Buck.Jack Buck?Yes, the longtime Cardinals play-by-play man now has something in common with...
Burgers Take High Ground
Like President Bill Clinton, most of America just can't break that hamburger habit.A new survey says that more than 68 percent of all Americans visit fast-food restaurants three or more times a month.That's more often than most people see their dentists,...
Cards' Goal: Escape from Basement
For the Cardinals to finish over .500 would require a streak that would make the 1927 Yankees proud.If the Cardinals won 33 of their final 48 games - better than two out of every three - they would finish 72-71. But more likely the Cardinals will win...
Changes to Streets Will Boost Parking Temporary Moves Planned While Garage Is Renovated
To make up for the parking lost while the City Hall garage is renovated, the city of St. Charles will make three temporary but major changes to downtown streets.The changes will take effect Aug. 22, two days after the Festival of the Little Hills, said...
Child as President: Not a Mother's Dream
WHAT do you think is the most stressful job in the country? Accompanying Bobby Knight to a church picnic? Cooking lunch for Julia Child? Being the social worker in charge of community service who assigns Leona Helmsley as a Wal-Mart greeter?The findings...
Cigarette Ads Snare Women in Japan
A BRIDE in a white wedding robe bolts out in the middle of the ceremony. The groom runs after her as she drives away on a motorcycle. In the next scene, another woman in jeans and a T-shirt is shown laughing as she dumps a guitar and some clothing on...
Clinton Challenges House Gop on Bill to Curb Pollution Rules
Trying to outmaneuver Republicans in at least one environmental battle, President Bill Clinton has ordered all companies doing business with the government to report the pollution they cause.Framed by the waters and smoke-belching factories of Baltimore...
College Newspaper Editor Needs a Bail Out
Dear Percy Ross: I'm the managing editor of the Southwest State Impact, the official newspaper of Southwest State University in Marshall, Minn. As you know, Gov. Carlson recently has been none too generous with higher-education funding. Our yearly cut...
Congressman's Accuser Steadfast on Witness Stand
A young woman jailed by the judge and badgered by both sides in the sex-abuse trial of Rep. Mel Reynolds stuck to her story Tuesday: She had sex with the congressman when she was underage but never meant to see him prosecuted."I did have sex with Mr....
Croats Return to Town, Erase Signs of Serb Rule
IVANKA MAZIC climbed through the window of the home she had not seen since Sept. 1, 1991.With consternation, she realized there was little she recognized, not the cheap furniture that had replaced her own, not the photographs of complete strangers scattered...
Daly Buzzes into the Picture for Pga Championship
Welcome to Hollywood. In a bizarre scene perfect for a place known for the unusual, John Daly on Tuesday splash-landed for his first U.S. public appearance since winning the British Open.Daly showed up at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying with his newly...
Democrats Unanimous in Election of Cross Boone Township Official Succeeds Chairman White
Robert Cross is the new chairman of the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee. He was elected unanimously last week at a monthly committee meeting.Cross, 63, succeeds Leland White, who resigned in June after serving as committee chairman for...
Depleted Illini Brace for Rugged Early Schedule
Replacing half of last season's starters won't be easy for University of Illinois football coach Lou Tepper, especially after hiring four new assistant coaches.The Illini begin practice today, leaving less than a month to prepare for the season opener...
Doctor Guilty in Death of Woman in Abortion
A doctor whose botched abortion caused a patient to bleed to death was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday in a rare instance of criminal charges for a medical mistake.A jury took three hours to convict Dr. David Benjamin in the death of Guadalupe...
Dodgers Rally Past Cards 4-3 on Karros' Homer in 8th Inning
When Cardinals lefthander Donovan Osborne, already successful and yet full of promise, beat the San Diego Padres on Aug. 18, 1993, he had no idea it would be his last major-league win for nearly two years.But Osborne, who won 11 games and then 10 in...
Dole Delays Welfare Bill until after Senate Recess
Senate Republicans, caught in a cross fire of conservative criticism and Democratic opposition, have postponed until next month their drive to dismantle the federal welfare system.Some Republicans blamed Democrats for the delay, but Senate Majority Leader...
Elderly in Peril from Dangerous Drug Mixtures, GAO Says
Millions of elderly Americans are hospitalized and many die each year after taking prescription drugs that are unsuited for older people or that interact adversely with other drugs, congressional auditors say."The inappropriate use of prescription drugs...
Election Results
Following are complete, but unofficial results of Tuesday's elections in St. Louis and in St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles counties. An asterisk denotes an incumbent; winners are capitalized. ST. LOUIS WATERMAN/LAKE BUSINESS DISTRICT Proposition...
Espn Can't Lure Stampede to Albany
Jim Otis, the former Big Red fullback, never suited up in a home playoff game here.Neither did any other St. Louis football Cardinals player.Now that a local pro football team finally has earned a postseason home game, the sure-handed Otis refuses to...
Ex-Legislator Faces Felony Drug Charge Bud Fendler Caught Trying to Sell 10 Pounds of Marijuana, Police Say
Former State Rep. Ernst "Bud" Fendler was charged Tuesday in St. Louis County with possessing and attempting to sell 10 pounds of marijuana to undercover drug officers.Fendler, 59, of Lemay, was charged with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana,...
Falcons' Gardner Has Surgery
The Atlanta Falcons have lost another defensive starter to injuries, Moe Gardner, who will miss up to three weeks with torn cartilage in his right knee.Gardner, from the University of Illinois, underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday after being injured...
FINDING OUT WHY YOU CAN'T SLEEP CAN BE EXHAUSTING Series: Tired, Wired & Mired Second of A Series Sidebar Story
YOU'RE EXHAUSTED. All you want is a good night's sleep; that would fix you up.But you might as well want the moon.There are the people who can't fall asleep, insomniacs. There are the people who fall asleep just fine, but can't stay asleep. And then...
For Pinkney, It's Time to Get Serious
Rams wide receiver Lovell Pinkney thought the trainer was kidding when he told him he finally could practice Tuesday.But Pinkney, a fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Texas, became a believer when he got the word from coach Rich Brooks...
Get off It, Gail! Your Best-Selling Bromide for the Good Life Are Beginning to Grate
OH, damnation, more enlightenment!Gail Sheehy, author of the famous study of our life stages she called "Passages," has just mapped out our "New Passages," (Random House, $25) the renewal we can expect after 50. Everybody ready for another Great Leap...
Gingrich's Wife Has No Plans to Be the Wife of a President
House Speaker Newt Gingrich's wife says she would prevent him from running for president and undermine any attempt he made to do so, according to a magazine article published Tuesday."I don't want him to be president, and I don't think he should be,"...
Good Will? Thieves and Vandals Get First Crack at Donations Dropped off after Hours
You drop off a bag of clothing or a box of housewares at Goodwill or the Salvation Army, and you feel good - generous, proud and happy to pass along items still of use to others. How good would you feel if you knew what happens to some of those items?Some...
Grass-Roots People Perch in Protest of Plan to Fell Queen's Old Oaks
Protesters nesting in an avenue of venerable oaks outside Queen Elizabeth II's weekend home at Windsor Castle have stymied plans to tidy up Windsor Great Park."These trees belong to everyone - how dare they think about cutting them down?" said Bob Carter,...
Group's Visit Buoyed Its Abortion-Rights Foes
BEFORE THE AMERICAN Coalition of Life Activists had even gotten into town, it was clear which side aimed to get the most political mileage out of the militant anti-abortion group's protests:The abortion-rights camp.Local abortion-rights groups fired...
Homeowners' Insurance Rates a Black-and-White Issue
TRY THIS test of logic:An insurance company finds itself paying out 91 cents in claims for every $1 collected in premiums in one community, but paying out only 63 cents in another. Which community's policy holders are charged higher premiums?In theory,...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville South Middle School, 1 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the fourth-quarter honor roll:Sixth GradeSash Alexander,...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville Middle School, 405 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the fourth-quarter honor roll:Sixth GradeRyan Arendes, Lindsay...
Honor Roll
Students at Henderson Elementary School, 2501 Hackman Road, in the Francis Howell School District, must have a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher, be on or above grade level and have a 1 or 2 in the art, music, physical education, work habits and...
Honor Roll
Students at St. Charles High School, Kingshighway and Waverly streets, St. Charles, must have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average with no more than one C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the fourth-quarter honor roll: FreshmenCarisa...
Hudler Has a Ball Playing for Angels
You've come to the California Angel clubhouse at Anaheim Stadium to capture the spirit, the zaniness, the emotion of Rex Hudler, but quickly find it's impossible.You simply can't keep pace. Your pen is out of ink, notebook out of paper, tape recorder...
Hundreds of Teachers Vie to Go to Head of Job Fair Class
Several hundred certified teachers showed up Tuesday at the University of Missouri at St. Louis for a last-minute chance to get a teaching job.Fifty-two school districts from Missouri, Illinois, and even Texas, California and Minnesota sent representatives...
Jorgensen Is Hoping to Leave Basement One Step at a Time
For the Cardinals to finish over .500 would require a streak that would make the 1927 Yankees proud.If the Cardinals won 33 of their final 49 games - better than two out of every three - they would finish 72-71. But more likely the Cardinals will win...
Keeping Track of Sex Criminals Illinois Bill Would Let Neighbors Know Where High-Risk Offenders Live
When a convicted sex offender leaves prison and settles into a neighborhood, he is required under Illinois law to inform the local police of his past.But some critics are saying that is not enough. Under legislation unveiled Tuesday, Illinois would require...
Killing Goals 2000 Is Shortsighted
Louis V. Gerstner Jr., the chairman of IBM and the man who has engineered its recent turnaround, had a message for the nation's governors when he appeared before their annual summer meeting here recently. Warning that real reform requires resources,...
King Hits Two Homers in Inning; Pirates Win
Jeff King became the first Pirate in 101 years to homer twice in an inning as Pittsburgh hit four homers and scored nine runs in the second to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 Tuesday.King led off the inning with his 10th homer of the season and hit...
Lemay Area Says No to Annexation Bella Villa's Loss Dissolves Legal Block to South Pointe Incorporation
Voters in the Lemay area overwhelmingly rejected on Tuesday the idea of being part of Bella Villa.The city of 732 people and .11 of a square mile wanted to annex about 8,500 residents and 2.28 square miles. About 93 percent of the voters living in the...
Line Dancing Rams Try to Get Offense in Sync
It's the kind of mental mistake that Rams coach Rich Brooks says he no longer will tolerate.On Saturday, with the Rams on their own 41-yard line and facing a third down and 9 to go in the first quarter, Seattle linebacker Winston Moss showed blitz but...
Lois `Jerry' Edmondson; Helped Establish Parkway School District
Lois Geraldine "Jerry" Edmondson, an organizer of the Parkway School District, died Thursday (Aug. 3, 1995) at St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood after a long illness. She was 74 and lived in St. Louis.Mrs. Edmondson was a longtime resident of Manchester....
Mallinckrodt Posts Big Profit Jump
Mallinckrodt Group Inc. reported record results Tuesday for its fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended June 30.Each operating unit - medical products, chemicals and veterinary products - made "significant contributions," said C. Ray Holman, the...
Mass of Serbian Refugees Flees from Attackers
Fleeing in cars, on tractors and in horse-drawn carts with wooden wheels, a stream of Serb refugees was trapped Tuesday by advancing Croat and Bosnian armies. Some forces shelled and shot refugees, U.N. officials said.More than 100,000 Croatian Serb...
May Co.'s Bid Wins 2 Bankrupt Retailers
May Department Stores Inc. of St. Louis won the war of the white sale Tuesday, outbidding Federated Department Stores Inc. in its quest for the Woodward & Lothrop and John Wanamaker chains, two of the oldest names in retailing.May and its bidding partner...
Mcveigh's Buddy Makes Deal, Will Testify against Him
Michael Fortier, an Army friend of bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh, has made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to lesser charges in exchange for testifying for the government, his attorney said Tuesday.Fortier, 26, of Kingman, Ariz., will admit...
Mcveigh's Buddy Makes Deal with U.S. Prosecutors
Michael Fortier, the Army buddy of the prime suspect in the April bombing of the federal building, reached a tentative deal Tuesday to cooperate with federal prosecutors to avoid being charged, law enforcement sources said.Under the proposal, Fortier,...
Medicaid Bottleneck Ahead
State officials have expanded the number of sites where Medicaid recipients in the St. Louis area can sign up for health-care coverage by one of seven health maintenance organizations. But the new locations may not do enough to encourage everyone who...
Merciful Heavens: Despite Forecast, No Rain Falls on Nostalgia Parade of Autos
The weekend forecast called for rain, rain and more rain. But, for the most part, the 11th annual Mid-America Nostalgia Drag Race and Rod Run Series - known as "The Granddaddy of all Nostalgia Events" - remained high and dry."We probably had a few people...
Missouri to Seek Death for Brooks Jury in Senter Case Found Him Guilty of First-Degree Murder
Prosecutors said they would produce evidence today to convince a jury to recommend a death sentence for Thomas L. Brooks Jr. Brooks was convicted Tuesday of murdering 10-year-old Cassidy Senter in the basement of his sister's home."This is a cold-blooded...
Mite Makes Right as Gebrselassie Sets Meet Record at 10,000 Meters
Like a rabbit hiding in the bushes, Haile Gebrselassie hopped out at the last moment and outran his bigger opponents.The 5-foot-3, 119-pound Ethiopian blasted out of a five-man pack with 200 meters remaining and sped to victory in the 10,000 meters in...
Morning Briefing
250 Mine Workers In Illinois Laid Off</P><P>More than 250 Galatia, Ill., mine workers have gotten 60 days' notice that they will lose their jobs.</P><P>Bill Stevens, president of United Mine Workers Local 2420, said 227 union...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A team of teen-age baseball players visiting from Venezuela is getting a warts-and-all look at America.The youngsters, with their chaperones, are staying at a nudist colony.It's the second year that the team of 14- and 15-year-olds has stayed at the...
Mother's Guest Policy: Single-Room Occupancy
Dear Abby: I'm confused and frustrated. My son is coming home from college and bringing his live-in girlfriend, and wants to stay in my home.I've always been against this kind of arrangement. I love my son and the girl is a very nice person, but I can't...
Mr. Mom: Stay-Home Dads See Human Side of Life
YOU KNOW it's a trend when there's a national magazine devoted to it.Well, there's more than a magazine for the growing number of fathers who stay home to raise children while their wives head off to work. There's a national newsletter, efforts to launch...
Much of Venture's Loss Is from One-Time Charge
Venture Stores Inc.'s second-quarter loss was not as bad as the retailer forecast two weeks ago, analysts said Tuesday.More than half of the loss of $1.04 a share - 56 cents - was a one-time charge for laying off 950 workers, closing three stores and...
Nba, Union Meet Again Players' Unit May Decertify If Agreement Isn't Reached
Last-ditch negotiations between the National Basketball Association and the players' association resumed Tuesday night as the union's midnight deadline for reaching a new labor agreement loomed.The NBA's negotiating team, led by Deputy Commissioner...
Nba, Union Reach Deal Ratification, However, Far from Sure Thing
The NBA and its players union reached agreement on a labor deal Tuesday night, but it must still be ratified by a divided union membership.In announcing the deal, Commissioner David Stern said passage would allow the 1995-96 season to start on time.The...
NBC News' Williams: Serious but Happy
SO THERE was Brian Williams, NBC News' chief White House correspondent, out in Billings, Mont., last June with the rest of the presidential press corps. Taking a break from shadowing President Bill Clinton, he and several other reporters slipped away...
New Defense Should Benefit Chiefs Linebacker Thomas
There were times last weekend when Derrick Thomas spent more time in the Washington backfield than Terry Allen, the Redskins' starting running back.That in itself isn't news. Long regarded as one of the NFL's best pass-rushing linebackers, Thomas often...
Not All Viruses Protect Us from Getting It Again
Dear Dr. Donohue: I live in a rural Western area where I spend a lot of my time outdoors, often in remote places. Some years back, I was smitten by Rocky Mountain spotted fever after a tick bite. It took all summer for me to recover. Now, just a year...
Not So Cut and Dried: Angry Developer Feels Treed by Ordinance
Developer Sandy Ritter calls himself "the last angry man in Lake Saint Louis."Ritter, of Lake Saint Louis-based Ravenwood Properties, owns some commercially zoned woods 800 feet east of the Interstate 70-Lake Saint Louis interchange.After Ritter began...
Official Defends S&l Inquiry Accuses Government Bosses of Impeding Her Investigation
Unfazed by Democrats' sharp questions about her motives, a federal regulator defended her Whitewater investigation and accused top government officials Tuesday of trying to impede it."I was not about to turn my back to the abuses and crimes that my colleagues...
Old Foes No Longer East Bloc Troops Train for NATO in Louisiana
FOR SOLDIERS such as Lithuanian Army Lt. Raimondas Ivanauskas, the fictitious island of Aragon is all too real.Invented for a NATO peacekeeping training exercise, the island divided by secession and ethnic conflict is quite similar to Croatia, where...
Paris Cove's Bacteria Count Down, but Erratic, Anxious Officials Find
Although the contamination at Paris Cove has leveled off, anxiety continues in Lake Saint Louis over the erratic counts for fecal coliform at one end of the city's smaller lake.Several days of intense sun and heat in late July helped burn off some of...
People
It's risky business to irritate a rugby player - and worse to rile up a rugby player who has a lawyer.One such angry rugby player is Will Carling, the captain of England's national team. He got a big splash over the weekend in London's News of the world,...
Prosecutors Want Death for Brooks Senter Case Jury Finds Him Guilty of Murder in the First Degree
Whether Thomas L. Brooks Jr. will live or should die for killing 10-year-old Cassidy Senter is the question facing a jury today in St. Louis County Circuit Court.Jurors needed less than 90 minutes Tuesday to convict Brooks, 28, of first-degree murder,...
Ragged `West Side Story' Here Still Powerful after 2 Decades
Watching "West Side Story" is a parade of mixed emotions.There's joy over the Leonard Bernstein score and the Stephen Sondheim lyrics, still powerful after almost 40 years, and there's excitement at the Jerome Robbins choreography, re-created by Kevin...
Regulator Defends Inquiry into S&l Accuses Top Officials of Impeding Her Effort
Unfazed by Democrats' sharp questions about her motives, a federal regulator defended her Whitewater investigation and accused top government officials Tuesday of trying to impede it."I was not about to turn my back to the abuses and crimes that my colleagues...
Rep. Durbin in the Running for U.S. Senate Congressman Plays Up His Front-Runner Status
Striking a home-and-hearth theme while lashing out at the Republican Congress, Rep. Richard J. Durbin on Tuesday officially launched his bid for the Democratic nomination to the Senate.If the first day of the campaign was any indication, Durbin will...
Rocked out `Army of Cops' Cuts Short Warren County Woodstock
Everything was organized for three days of bands, beer and partying. Everything, that is, except permission from the owners of the land in rural Warren County.There, Steve Woodland and some friends had promoted a weekend of listening to music, making...
Rypien Getting Ready to Make His Last Stand
Pro football has done a lot for, and to, Mark Rypien.The game has thrown him around, injured him, picked him up. The game has provided wealth and fame, caused him sorrow and frustration. The game has benched him and booed him, cheered him and put him...
Salvation: Wild Card Races Spark Attendance
Baseball purists, sit down and cover your eyes for a moment. This is going to be difficult to take. Frankly, this Inside Baseball field worker will have a difficult time acknowledging it.But for today, in this Summer of Empty Seats, that wild-card nonsense...
Simpson's Defense Team Urges Probe of Alleged Police Perjury
In a flurry of motions filed Tuesday, O.J. Simpson's lawyers sought appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate possible police perjury in Simpson's murder trial as well as limits on prosecution plans to portray a star defense witness as a drug-using...
Siteseeing States Put World of Resources On-Line
A couple of mouse clicks away from sex and bombs - Internet topics that Washington lawmakers seem to devote the most attention to - lies a web of valuable resources developed by state and local governments and universities.Slowly but surely, Missouri...
Slander Poisons Civil Discourse
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin wants us to watch our language. President Bill Clinton has offered similar exhortations. The president, though, suffers from a certain credibility gap. For no sooner does he denounce the spirit and tone of civil discourse in America...
Spikey Greens a Big Concern at Pga Championship
Just what does a spike mark cause a rolling golf ball to do? To begin with, there is the aerodynamic situation."The ball could pop up in the air," Fuzzy Zoeller said.Geography is so very important, it's off the map."The ball can bounce off line and...
Sports Shorts
Seles Will Compete In Toronto Next Week</P><P>Monica Seles will return to tournament tennis next week, facing a strong field in the Canadian Open in Toronto in her first competition since being stabbed 28 months ago, her manager announced.</P><P>Seles,...
State Drops Inquiry into Finances, Says Webster Mayor Tells of State Investigation into Charter Group
Webster Groves Mayor Terri Williams said Tuesday that the Missouri Ethics Commission had dropped an investigation of her campaign finance disclosures.An Ethics Commission spokeswoman refused to confirm or deny that; the spokeswoman said that by law the...
Stocks in Doldrums; Dillard Bucks Trend
Stocks were mixed Tuesday as disappointing earnings at Limited Inc. and AnnTaylor Stores Inc. heightened concern that a slower-growing economy is dampening profit growth.Technology shares gained for a third day amid speculation that demand for semiconductors...
Summer's over for Athletes in Practice Today
For many of the area's high school athletes, summer ends today, when fall sports practices begin."Ready or not, here we go again," Francis Howell North soccer coach Vince Nowak said. "It's kind of a sad time because you realize that the summer's over...
Teachers Vie to Go to Head of Job Fair Class 18th `Last Minute' Job Fair Attracts Swarm of Hopefuls for Fall Openings
Several hundred certified teachers showed up Tuesday at the University of Missouri at St. Louis for a last-minute chance to get a teaching job.Fifty-two school districts from Missouri, Illinois, and even Texas, California and Minnesota sent representatives...
The Bait and the Hook
Until this week, State Towing Inc. operated with gross indifference to public criticism by charging prices that seemed all out of proportion to the cost of services - or disservices - rendered. Motorists who illegally parked vehicles on a lot controlled...
The Flag and the Constitution
The edges of the singed cloth wrinkled and blackened. A small stream of white smoke rose from the smoldering material before pieces of the cloth burst into flames. The once vibrant colors, red, blue and pristine white, all shared the same common fate...
The Quote Machine
- San Francisco manager Dusty Baker, enjoying his 200th career victory: "Two hundred is not a large number, but three years ago I didn't have any."- Colorado outfielder Dante Bichette: "It's tough not to pitch to me because I swing at everything. I'm...
THE VICIOUS CIRCLE: ILLNESS AND FATIGUE Series: Tire, Wired, Mired Second of Five Parts
`IF you don't slow down, you are going to make yourself sick."You dismissed this advice - and the mother/spouse/concerned friend who delivered it - as well-intentioned clucking.Who knew it was a medically sound idea?But it's true: Fatigue really can...
They'll Love a Parade
FOR A SUMMER PARADE that's lots of fun, gather kids of all ages in your neighborhood or apartment building. Decorate bikes, trikes, in-line skates and wagons, wear a funny hat and strike up the band! A couple of families with a few motivated kids is...
Time Warp: `Indian Ball' Players Rekindle a Bygone Era
Time passed more slowly, or so it seemed, and there were fewer ways to occupy it. Neighborhoods meshed and friendships molded on porch steps, street corners and sandlots.For the middle-aged and older, this game is a fossil of those days, a time capsule...
Too Little Concern over Prison Rape?
Dear Ann Landers: I saw a movie recently about prison rape. It was graphic and terrible. Everyone knows about this vile practice in prisons, but nobody seems sufficiently outraged to do anything about it. I don't get it.The media go berserk about endangered...
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