St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 26, 1997

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130 Killed as Mall Is Set Afire in Riots in Borneo Looters Who Feared Police Stayed in Shopping Center
Rioters set fire to a shopping mall in election campaign violence on the island of Borneo over the weekend. Scores of looters, fearful of police, stayed inside the burning mall, and police said Sunday that at least 130 had died.Witnesses said some of...
'81 Decision Still May Be Haunting Gephardt
SHORTLY AFTER PRESIDENT Bill Clinton and Republican congressional honchos announced their agreement on the budget, House Majority Leader Dick Armey told reporters how happy he was with the deal. One reason, he said, was that it included "the biggest...
'98 Senate Battle Already Heating Up; Bond, Nixon Going All-Out for Funds
WHEN SEN. CHRISTOPHER S. Bond moved a few weeks ago into Harry S Truman's old Senate office quarters in Washington, Republican Bond garnered lots of press attention - and drove Truman Democrats wild.The Democrats are countering with a move that they...
Accountant Can Help Lower Taxes
Q. My corporate taxes have significantly increased this year, my second in business. My bookkeeper and I prepared my corporate tax returns, but I feel I paid too much. What can I do to reduce my tax burden?A. To avoid overpaying your corporate taxes...
All about Schizo-Affective Disorder
Dear Open Mind: My wife was recently told she has a mental illness called schizo-affective disorder. Neither of us is very clear about what this means, what we can expect in terms of it getting worse and how well medication will treat it. We can't seem...
All Charged Up Competitive Juices Power State Electric Co. Past the Competition
State Electric Co. was approaching its 50th birthday when its owners decided it was time for a makeover.State Electric wasn't in trouble. In fact, the Regional Commerce and Growth Association last year chose State Electric as one of its Fast 50 - the...
Area Could Become a `Riverwalk' Council, Other Officials Ponder 4 Plans for Missouri Bottoms-Riverport
A variation of the San Antonio Riverwalk in Maryland Heights? That theme is one of four plans being considered for the 6,000-acre Missouri Bottoms-Riverport area.Bill Graham, of Espey, Huston and Associates Inc., and Phoebe Kilby, of Strategic Land Planning...
As Urban Sprawl Creeps Outward, Elk Help Farms Survive
Picture this: You're a proud new homeowner in St. Charles County. It's autumn, a lovely warm day, and you are in your back yard, contentedly raking golden leaves into a neat pile, when your reverie is interrupted by a piercing noise.At first you think...
A Timely Reminder That Freedom Is Not Free
Dear Abby: I do not wish for my name to appear in your column as a contributor. I am only eager to impress on people what they owe the servicemen and women who have fought and died over the years protecting the freedom we enjoy. Not only the men and...
At Long Last: A Tender, Flaky, Rolls-like-a-Dream Pie Crust
ON THE occasion of my pastry epiphany, I felt amazement, gratitude and liberation - an awakening to a new world order. A world in which I'm free from pie-crust anxiety.It is a freedom born of desperation. I was desperate for a pie crust and didn't want...
A Wide-Open Field in Play on Paris Clay
The most familiar names in tennis will bring their reputations to the French Open, starting today in Paris, but they may be leaving their top games behind.Top-ranked Pete Sampras, who hasn't won a match on clay this year, has an injured muscle in his...
Bad Company: Those Who `Borrow' Withholding Taxes
The law empowers the Internal Revenue Service to act firmly and swiftly against companies that withhold income and Social Security taxes from employee paychecks and fail to pay those taxes on time.The typical culprits are small, or medium-sized, closely...
Baffert Family Enjoying Ride to Belmont
If they aren't quite the First Family of horse racing yet, they are already full-fledged celebrities in their own hometown.Holy Little League, everybody, look over there. It's the Bafferts.There is Bob, the gregarious trainer of the most famous thoroughbred...
Balancing Act
Fast and low-fat are the mantras of the '90s. How many cookbooks really deliver?Not many, in our experience. Low-fat meals often are labor intensive, both in the cooking and the clean-up. Quick recipes often rely on convenience foods that are at best...
Barkley Shoots from Lip at Storm and Women
Houston Rockets star Charles Barkley launched an oral tirade at NBC before Game 4 of the National Basketball Association's Western Conference finals on Sunday, saying the network - especially studio host Hannah Storm - misconstrued his comments about...
Book Spells out How to Invest When the Bull Gets Lean
What goes up must come down.Or so go the theories about the stock and bond market by bond investment guru Bill Gross."We've been living in an age of high-octane financial markets," Gross said in his new book. But the "Era of Money" is a unique mixture...
Brennan Upheld Human Dignity
Friends and admirers of former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan had the excellent idea of giving him history's judgment while he is still alive to enjoy it. The justice, the greatest humanist on the court, was what Republicans call, with vehement...
Briefs
THE NATIONVIETNAM VETERANSTens Of Thousands Honor Soldiers Killed Tens of thousands of motorcycle-riding Vietnam veterans roared through the Washington area Sunday to honor fallen comrades and press for answers on the fate of those still listed as missing....
Briefs
BASEBALLUniversity of West Alabama senior shortstop Matthew Ciuffa, a resident of Chesterfield and former player at Meramec Community College, has signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins. Named to the All-South Central Region and All-Gulf...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSForever Yours Photography has opened at 3246 North Highway 67, Florissant, Mo. 63033. The business offers children's and family portraits, commercial, business-professional, wedding and sports team photography in the studio and on location. Phone:...
Business Owner Is Suing Ups Cites Breach of Contract over Absence of Name from Referral Database
When Barbara Albert, owner of Barbara's Parcel and License Service in Alton, renewed her contract with United Parcel Service in 1991 she believed she would get some preferential treatment as the contract promised.Her contract identified her business...
Champion Material Blind Runner, 16, Keeps Her Eyes on the Prize
The starter's gun barked, and runners bolted into motion.All else stopped.The flurry of disjointed activity that somehow meshes to make a track meet - the jumpers here, the vaulters there, the throwers at work behind far-away screens - gave way to stillness...
Charity Gifts Can Cut Estate Taxes
Q. My wife and I have a sizable estate, and we know that estate tax will be payable. We're interested in charitable trusts because we have some charities we want to benefit, but we also want to preserve assets for our children. What kinds of charitable...
Chef Cooks Up Fulfillment, Food for Youth Center Spiritual Crisis Led to New Job, New Challenges
When Ned Graf jumped from his expensive kitchen into the frying pan, it wasn't for money but love."God wants me here. He's been preparing me for this ministry," Graf said from his tiny office adjacent to the Salem Children's Home cafeteria in the central...
Class Act in North Dakota Grand Forks Seniors Graduate, despite Ravages of Red River Flood
They piled sandbags instead of studying for final exams. So graduates enjoyed more of a reunion than farewell Sunday, after their final year of high school was shortened by the raging Red River."No class has missed more school, but perhaps no class has...
Clinton Joins Trent Lott in Rejecting Health Care for Kids
President Bill Clinton spilled a lot of blood, much of it his own, in trying to give health coverage to all Americans. No matter. Now, his chumminess with Senate Republican leader Trent Lott matters more than expanding health care for kids.When Lott...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Johnson Group represented parties in these transactions:Sale of 38,440 square feet of industrial space at 10800 Midwest Industrial to Alan A. Hamilton, Kathleen O'C. Hamilton, Stephen J. Saller, and Lecil S. Saller from Color Associates Inc.Sale of 17,360...
Committee Opposes Plan for an Auto Repair Shop
A committee of the St. Louis County Council has recommended against a proposal for an automobile repair shop for Sulphur Springs Road just north of Big Bend Road in southwestern St. Louis County.The Public Improvements Committee took the action Thursday...
Congolese Are Seeing Signs of Despotism
It can be as harmless as not paying the pennies it costs to ride a bus. Or as deadly as shooting a defenseless man in the back.A week after welcoming Laurent Kabila's victorious rebel alliance into Kinshasa with cheers and palm fronds, residents of the...
D'arcy's Movie Ads for SW Bell Get a Roll-Out Here
Beginning with the Memorial Day weekend release of new movies, Southwestern Bell Telephone will be evaluating some special creative copy designed for movie theaters, first in the St. Louis market only; potentially later in other markets.The newest SWB...
Deshields Socks It to Giants Cardinals Replay 9-3 Theme in 'Frisco
Delino DeShields is making a new fashion statement, and his performance the last couple of days as the Cardinals' leadoff man is saying some things, too.Trying to change the Cardinals' fortunes, DeShields has abandoned - temporarily, at least - his high,...
Diabetic Driver Faces Prosecution in Fatality
Dear Ann Landers: You recently printed a letter about a diabetic driver who caused the tragic death of a young woman and permanent injury to her fiance. The driver, who had failed to monitor his blood sugar, apparently passed out at the wheel when the...
Disorganization: Living and Banking by Curious Rules
LONG BEFORE diversity was even a word, let alone a mantra, my father made sure that we were spiritually diverse.We were Methodists, and then Episcopalians, and then Christian Scientists, and then Reformed Episcopalians. Probably we were other things...
District Grants Approval for 1997-98 Preliminary Budget
The University City School District has approved its preliminary budget for the 1997-98 school year, including a deficit of $601,142.The proposed budget calls for a small increase in revenue, bringing income to $27.8 million from $27.2 million this school...
Europe and the Boeing Merger
The European Economic Commission, which deals with antitrust issues affecting the European Community, has just issued a formal challenge to the planned merger between the Boeing Co. and McDonnell Douglas Corp. The commission claims the deal would give...
Ex-FBI Agent Avoids Prosecution over Book on White House Service
A former FBI agent whose book suggested that President Bill Clinton evaded his security detail to have secret trysts will not be prosecuted by the Justice Department for going public without FBI clearance, a spokesman said Sunday."That's amazingly good...
Families Mark 50 Years of Sharing `the Barracks Bunch' Keeps Memories Alive
At Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Seaman John Radick realized that he had forgotten his rosary.He wanted it to attend Mass aboard ship. So he returned to his room on shore to retrieve it.That's when the bombs hit. Radick spent the next 48 hours swimming...
Finding Their St. Louis Niche Bosnians, Croats Find Help in Establishing a Community
They come to St. Louis bearing the scars of war, many of them not speaking English.But Bosnian and Croatian immigrants here are finding jobs and fitting into the American economy - partly because some St. Louis businesses and other employers have gone...
Fire Directors Offer Hearing to Fired Man Firefighter Will Attend, but Attorney Rejects Terms
Directors of the Lemay Fire Protection District have offered a hearing to David Foote, a firefighter who was fired for speaking at a Republican political meeting on behalf of a candidate for a fire board seat. The hearing would be at 5 p.m. June 3 at...
Flinn Pondering Appeal of Discharge, Lawyer Says
The first woman B-52 pilot is considering an appeal of the order under which she was allowed to resign from the Air Force to avoid a court-martial on charges of adultery and insubordination, her lawyer said Sunday.First Lt. Kelly Flinn may file the appeal...
Flying High Falcon Family of Six Thrives on the Ledges of a Bustling Society
Look skyward in Clayton and you might see Apollo diving toward his prey as he performs his fatherly duties: keeping food on the perch for his four white, fluffy youngsters and simultaneously reducing the pigeon population of the area.Apollo is a 3-year-old...
For Example: Stories, Specifics Help in Behavioral Job Interview
You're confident as the job interview starts. You've double-checked your resume, and you're ready to spit out your memorized answers to everything from "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" to "Where do you want to be in five years?"But the interviewer...
Forget Tahiti, Your Kid the Grad Still Lives at Home
"Ma! What's for dinner tonight?""Dad, can I borrow the car? Can you lend me 10 bucks?"Ah, the sweet tones of youth echo through the homes of us beer-bellied baby boomers. And they'll echo on a long, long time if we don't watch out. One out of five parents...
Frost Shoots 67 to Win Colonial, as Tiger Fades in Final Round
David Frost slipped out of the pack to win the MasterCard Colonial on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas, and put an end to Tiger Woods' relentless bid for a rare PGA "triple."After victories at the Masters and the Byron Nelson Classic, Woods' quest for a third-consecutive...
Gender Equity: Take Note of Bottom Line
Warning: Some portions of this column are politically incorrect.This column will wander into one of those no-win discussions about women athletes, gender equity and Title IX. This volatile issue - the merits of court-ordered equality in NCAA sports -...
Giant Steps Take Belleville Senior Centerfielder from Frustration to Formidable
In the classroom, Bridget Fournie has made the natural progression through high school - freshman to senior.But in the athletic arena, Fournie has "progressed by leaps and bounds" according to softball coach Rita Menke.A centerfielder for the Belleville...
Good and Bad Savings Bond News
There's good news and bad news for Series EE Savings Bond buyers and holders.The good news first - The Treasury has beefed up rates on these bonds so that they now deliver returns that are more competitive than they've been.The bad news - you still pay...
Good Stock Highland Woman Takes '82 Cutlass into the Fast Lane
The sound of revving engines and the smell of motor fuel get Betsey Hanna of Highland all fired up.Hanna, 26, isn't content merely to watch the stock car races on the track at the local Lindendale Park. She's right in on the action herself, racing a...
Gordon Pulls Away in Coca-Cola 600
Rain turned NASCAR's longest race into two short ones. Bobby Labonte won the first half. Jeff Gordon captured the one that counted.Gordon won the Coca-Cola 600 early this morning by pulling away in the closing stage of a race that was held up by a lengthy...
Grandma's Boys Are Offering Her Support in a Role Reversal
For 1,372 athletes 50 years old and older, Sunday's start of the 18th St. Louis Senior Olympics brought excitement to their lives. For two young kids who follow a hectic sports schedule year-round, there were similar feelings.Bryan and Kevin Grob took...
Griffey Ties Homer Mark, but Royals Win
Chili Davis led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a home run Sunday, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners, despite Ken Griffey Jr.'s record-tying home run.Davis hit an 0-1 pitch from relief pitcher Bobby Ayala over...
Have `Seinfeld' Salaries Unlocked the Bank?
`SEINFELD," the crown jewel of NBC's "Must See TV" lineup, became perhaps the most expensive series in TV history with the lucrative deal awarded its supporting cast for next season.Whether the deal will mark the beginning of "must pay-up TV" is now...
His Cooking Shines on Ladies' Night Out
`IT WAS EITHER cook or starve," says Chuck Major, who learned to cook at age 17, when he moved out on his own."I put myself through my senior year at Central High School," he says. "I had no oven, just a hot plate and cooked what I could on that."Things...
Historic Monks Mound to Be Rebuilt
More than a thousand years after it was built, Monks Mound in Collinsville is getting a face lift.The mound, Illinois' second most-visited historic site, is suffering from centuries of erosion and settlement, causing the ceremonial mound to crack and...
Hotels Go to Court to Replace Their Own In-House Restaurants
Running a restaurant in a hotel frequently presents a problem for both the hotel owner and the guest who eats there.Unless you're the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton or some other luxury chain - whose restaurants often are among the best and most expensive...
How Many Mutual Funds Are Enough?
At last count, investors could choose from more than 8,000 mutual funds, with companies adding new ones to the roster every week. Not all of them are worth buying, but it's easy to find appealing funds - so easy that investors often end up owning more...
In the Name Game, Lpga Event Makes Cut Some Pros Missing, but Marquee Value Is There
A tournament with Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb in it need never apologize for its field. The Michelob Light Classic at Forest Hills Country Club, which opens its tee boxes to practice rounds today, will have those LPGA Tour headliners, who are 1-2...
`I Regret to Inform You . . .'
Each headstone that marks a veteran's grave bears testimony to the ultimate cost of love for one's country. As my son and I once again plant flags by those headstones I recall an experience that brings into sharp focus the meaning of Memorial Day.In...
Israel Alters Policy on Demolitions Destruction of Palestinian Houses Is Put on Hold
Israel has suspended demolition of Palestinian homes it says were built illegally in the West Bank.David Bar-Illan, an aide to Prime Minnster Benjamin Netanyahu, said the army would not demolish houses before a scheduled meeting Tuesday between Netanyahu...
Israel's Tortured Dilemma
When does self-defense become offensive? How can you protect your interests in a rough neighborhood without bullying others? Israel is struggling with these questions as evidenced by allegations that it is torturing suspected terrorists.The allegations...
It's a Wrap: Make Your Own with Tortillas, Veggies
WRAPPERS are the best thing to happen to sandwiches since . . . probably since sliced bread. No more bits of vegetables falling into your lap; with a wrapper the filling is contained in a neat flatbread package.You've no doubt seen wrappers in gourmet...
Jefferson County Dedicating Monument Ceremony Set Today at College Building
After almost five years of planning, Jefferson County is dedicating a monument honoring local veterans who died in foreign battles.The dedication ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. today at Jefferson College, on the Fine Arts parking lot. Guest speakers will...
Jill Bryant : All the Pieces Come Together for Quilter, and the Picture's `Too Cute'
Quilter Jill Bryant is quirky, creative and vocal. She is a self-described fabric and color addict and a cracker-jack seamstress. Since she was 10 years old, Bryant has never strayed far from her sewing machine. A self-described flower child of the 1960s,...
Johnson's Jazzy Shot Sinks Utah Houston Ties Western Series 2-2
Clutch City, as the locals call it, has a new hero - and he's not named Hakeem, Charles or Clyde.Houstonians call him Fast Eddie, and now all of America knows why.Given less than a second to shoot, Eddie Johnson capped a monster weekend with the biggest...
Jones' 50-Foot Putt Sinks Green in Playoff
Rosie Jones made a 50-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole, defeating Tammie Green on Sunday and winning the LPGA Corning (N.Y.) Classic for the second successive year.Jones shot a 7-under-par 65 and overcame a 4-stroke deficit in the final round...
Judgment of Costello, like Raceway's Story, Should Await Full Facts
JERRY COSTELLO was not among the dignitaries who gathered last week for VIP rides around the Gateway International Raceway. But the beleaguered congressman deserved to be there, another of the region's top pols told me.In a way, he explained, Costello...
Junior's Game Is Alive, Kicking
Lindbergh High girls soccer coach Mark Giesing wrote off Flyers' junior Erin Mauer when she sprained a knee ligament before the season began."I really didn't think she'd play this year," Giesing said.Six weeks later, Erin has netted 12 goals and has...
Kitty Corner More and More Hard-Working Cats Are Finding Jobs in TV
MOST cat fanciers would agree that television has basically given short shrift to this near purr-fect pet.Sure, Morris the Cat became a TV commercial icon as the spokes-feline for 9 Lives cat food, but television quite literally has gone to the dogs....
Lady Bulldogs Get Surprise in Scoring
Fort Zumwalt South soccer coach Lloyd Daugherty had to eat his words late in the season."At the start of the year, when I talked about needing to be balanced, I said that we didn't have any 20 goal-scorers and that we'd need scoring from a number of...
Lindros Carries Torch into Stanley Cup Finals
Eric Lindros, the 24-year-old captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, was called out to center ice.His team had just beaten the New York Rangers 4-2 Sunday to win the Eastern Conference finals in five games. The Flyers advance to the Stanley Cup round for...
`Lost World' Helps Museum's Dinosaur `World' Attract More Viewers
Welcome to the Mesozoic Era. Wanna buy some action figures?As Steven Spielberg's dinosaur movie, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," debuted this weekend, New York's scholarly American Museum of Natural History jumped onto the marketing tie-in bandwagon."We're...
Low 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...
Lung-Reduction Surgery for Emphysema Victims
Dear Dr. Donohue: In answer to the woman who asked about surgical help for emphysema, there are several places I know about that are doing this type of surgery. It's wonderful.Dear Dr. Donohue: I am writing on behalf of one of my patients. She had lung-reduction...
Lutheran High School Raises the Roof for a Major Addition
The raising of the last purlin, a horizontal roof support, on an addition at a ceremony at Lutheran High School last week was an uplifting experience for the students as well as for the future of the school.Earlier Wednesday, before classes began, the...
`Madame Butterfly' Gives Dark, Powerful Retelling of the Classic by Puccini
Throughout most of Opera Theatre of St. Louis' production of "Madame Butterfly," which opened the season on Saturday night, the Americans take off their shoes before entering the house of the teen-age Japanese geisha.In the final act, they don't.Such...
Magazine Reaches Bosnians, Croats Here
In the 19th century, St. Louis had dozens of foreign-language publications for newly arrived immigrants. Now the number can be counted on one hand.But for the first time in years, a foreign language magazine is being published for St. Louis' newest wave...
Memorial Day Highlights
TODAYAnnual Memorial Day service and tour of North County cemeteries and monuments, starting at 6 a.m. at American Legion Post 444, 17090 Old Jamestown Road, Florissant.Post-Dispatch Memorial Day Run, starting at 7:30 a.m. at University City Library,...
Monday Memo
Too late for us, but in time for today's outdoors lovers, is a new product that allegedly can prevent poison ivy.IVYBLOCK is a lotion from EVIRODERM PHARMACEUTICALS of San Francisco. It dries quickly and contains a formula that helps block skin contact...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
When it comes to keeping tabs on something, journalistically speaking of course, no one broadens the horizons like New York's finest. The nerve center of publishing never sleeps.Consider that, last week, one of Gotham's tabloids did a two-page profi...
Mother Grieves for Prostitute She Fears Missing Kc Woman Is Another Victim of Serial Killer
Every time a woman's body is found downstream in the Missouri River, Ruth Penny awaits the arrival of police officers at her small white house."When I hear someone coming up the porch steps," Penny said, "I figure, well, that's them, coming to tell me...
Motorola 300 to Return Here in '98 Season Cart Leader Says It Has Plans to Come Here for Many Years
For those who didn't buy into the Motorola 300 this year, your chance will come next year.CART chief executive Andrew Craig said the race will return to St. Louis in 1998, again on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Chris Pook, president of Gateway...
Music for What Ails You? Researchers Find Power of Song Really Heals the Body
THE old man, face gaunt and vacant, crumples in the hospital chair, chin nestled on chest. He has been robbed by a rapacious thief, cast into an impenetrable fog.He wears the forlorn expression of someone who has lost something that can never be found...
Mutinous Soldiers Overthrow Government in Sierra Leone
Mutinous soldiers of the Sierra Leonese army claimed control of the small West African state Sunday after seizing the parliament building and setting fire to the national treasury.Sierra Leone's president, Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, reportedly fled to neig...
Neighbors Meet, Plan Strategy to Pass Sales Tax to Keep Collins Tract Green
Residents interested in pushing for Arnold's purchase of the Collins Tract met last week to begin mapping strategy for a vote Aug. 5 on the issue. Residents will be asked to approve a sales tax of one-fourth of 1 percent to finance the purchase.The land...
New Garage Could Help Metrolink County Considers Adding Parking for Commuters
A new parking garage that St. Louis County plans to build in Clayton may be expanded to serve riders who would park their vehicles to take an extension of MetroLink.On Thursday, James Baker, the county's director of administration, said he would ask...
New Ozark Bridge Expected to Span, Expand Horizons
The western shore of the Lake of the Ozarks juts in and out of the blue lake like soft green claws - pristine and mostly undeveloped. The few houses in the thick woods stand in stark contrast to the resorts, marinas, restaurants and multilevel homes...
New Technology Zaps Chemistry, Biology Classes into Cyberspace
New computers and technology are making chemistry and biology more exact sciences for students at Mary Institute Country Day School.Gone are the days when students used thermometers and pH strips to make estimates when performing lab work. Those tools...
Night Moves: Owls Help Keep a Natural Balance Presence Marks Ecological Health, Experts Say
Something rustles in the dark.A barn owl looms, listening intently.In less than a second, the bird of prey locks onto the origin of the sound. Rocketing forward, the owl lifts its head, sinking the talons of both feet into a mouse. Owls have dominated...
Odd Lots: Macabre Sale Draws Crowd
Maryann Simmons wore a floor-length black gown to the auction. Just the thing when you're bidding on coffins.With her magician friend Chris Rayman of Belleville at her side, the 26-year-old St. Louis woman paid $105 apiece Saturday for two wooden ch...
Officials Beginning Study to Improve Downtown Area
O'Fallon officials are beginning to look at ways to improve the city's downtown area, a goal described in the city's comprehensive plan.At a recent workshop, the mayor and Board of Aldermen listened while John W. Brancaglione, vice president and director...
Officials Eager to Move into Building Enthusiasm Tempered by Concerns about Cost of Renovating Ex-County Structure
St. Charles officials say taking over the former county administration building will solve several problems for the city. Officials just pray this gift doesn't wind up costing an arm and a leg.The City Council gave preliminary approval last week to a...
Old Soldier Wages Valiant Campaign for One Forgotten
In keeping with Memorial Day, pay tribute, please, to two St. Louis soldiers.One was killed in combat; the other is refusing to let the community forget the first.The living veteran is Charles H. Serra of Brentwood, who knows all about forgotten soldiers....
On Deck: Rockies
Just The Facts: Two-game series vs. the Colorado Rockies. Games at 2:05 p.m. today and 2:05 p.m. Tuesday (St. Louis times) at Coors Field in Denver.Tuning In: All games broadcast on KMOX (1120 AM). No local television.Probable Rockies Lineup: 2B Eric...
People
Being Kramer doesn't come easy, and actor MICHAEL RICHARDS wants the world to know it.Richards dislikes the perception that he's perfect for the oddball "Seinfeld" part because he's naturally weird, rather than because he's a truly serious actor mastering...
People in Business
Robert A. Yeckel has joined Royal Banks of Missouri as vice president at the Crestwood banking center.Kathleen Norful was appointed field service supervisor for Reliable Home Service.Jim Clement was named hospital contracts coordinator, Joette Hula,...
Pillsbury Contest Gets Update
THE GRANDDADDY of all cooking contests is getting a face lift.Pillsbury recently announced "a total makeover" for the competition, slated for Feb. 21-24, 1998, in Orlando, Fla.The $1 million grand prize is still the biggest bounty around, at least in...
Plan to Form Boys' Choir under Way
When Harold Cox saw the Harlem Boys Choir perform last year at Powell Symphony Hall, the music teacher was inspired."There's no reason why Normandy can't have as top-notch a group," Cox said recently.Cox, music specialist at Washington Elementary School...
Political Islam Shows Different Faces, from Rigid to Mild
They were contradictory faces of Islam.In a Tehran park, Iranian women clutching newspapers chatted freely about the results of presidential elections in the Islamic Republic. Across the border in Afghanistan, women vanished behind doors as the tanks...
Project Culminates with `the Way We Are' Book, CD
Hazelwood School District students have found a way to remember the district's past and capture the present by using technology to produce an electronic time capsule.Students and teachers from 13 schools, the district's Early Childhood Center and the...
Rain Puts Indy Cars in Garage Race Officials Plan Another Effort Today at Indianapolis 500
A washout is one thing. A tease is another.That's what happened for much of Sunday morning, as tantalizingly light but depressingly persistent droplets of rain fell on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for hours.Then about noon, after some 90 dry minutes...

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