St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 5, 1997

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3 Firefighters Honored for Saving Child in '96 Blaze
As Father's Day approaches, three volunteer firefighters in the Bond County community of Pocahontas are being honored for what they did on that special day a year ago.Each of the three recently was given the state's Medal of Valor for rescuing a 2-year-old...
Activist Angry over Son's Arrest Tests Exonerate Him in Kidnapping, Rape
As an anti-crime activist, Jeanette Culpepper has often criticized the police and the criminal justice system for not doing enough to combat crime in the inner city. Now, as a mother, she's downright angry with law enforcement.Culpepper's son, Richardo...
A Defiant Hong Kong Remembers Thousands Mark Tiananmen Square Crackdown in '89
Defying their future ruler's appeal to put the past to rest, tens of thousands of people squeezed into a park in Hong Kong Wednesday to mark the anniversary of China's military attack on Tiananmen Square.In Beijing, plainclothes police kept close watch...
After Hingis vs. Seles in Semis, Everything Else Is Anticlimactic
The women's final everyone wanted to see, Martina Hingis vs. Steffi Graf, didn't come to pass at the French Open.So fans will have to settle for the next best thing - a semifinal between Hingis and Monica Seles.Today's match pits the No. 1-ranked Hingis,...
A Keen Sense of the Desperado Tale
PicnicRobert Earl Keen (Arista Austin)Texas has at least as many singer-songwriter types as it has armadillos or gun nuts. Used to be, they'd trek to Nashville and hang out with the same bunch of hopeful losers they knew back home, but now it looks like...
A Late Addition to This Year's Summer Music Lineup the Rhythm City Summer Music Festival Will Present Everything from Dixieland to Disco -- Free
St. Louis 2004, in cooperation Downtown St. Louis and other corporate and non-profit sponsors, has announced the lineup for a new downtown music series called the Rhythm City Summer Music Festival.The series kicked off Tuesday with Chuck Berry and continues...
Album Reissues
"Curly Locks"Junior Byles (Heartbeat)Reggae reissues come flying at us like spaghetti thrown at the wall these days. "Curly Locks" sticks. The album showcases singer Junior Byles and producer Lee Perry, two iconoclasts who traveled from mercurial to...
A Little Romance from Women's Chorus
ST. LOUIS CHAMBER CHORUSThe Sheldon, Sunday, June 1PHILIP BARNES, artistic director of the St. Louis Chamber Chorus, may be the most interesting and imaginative programmer in town. The chorus's women's ensemble, which performed at the Sheldon on Sunday...
Amateur Boxing Loses a Pioneer and a Friend
Pioneer, missionary, den mother, disciplinarian, friend.The local boxing scene lost that roster all rolled into one when Jeridean Hamm died Tuesday night (June 3, 1997) at her daughter's home in St. Louis.Mrs. Hamm had fought cancer for nearly a year....
A Pasta Place Just Right for Kids
Should teen-agers with appetites that know no limits be part of your family constellation, take them to Cafe Gianino, where the portions can easily feed a family of four for the better part of a week. Giant-size doesn't even come close to describing...
Around the Links
PGA TOURKemper OpenSite: Potomac, Md. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: TPC at Avenel (7,005 yards, par 71). Purse: $1.5 million. Winner's Share: $270,000. Television: KMOV Channel 4 (Saturday, 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.). Last year: Steve Stricker won...
Arts / Galleries & Exhibits
MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITSSt. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Gallery 337: In Gallery 202: "Italian Illuminated Manuscripts." 16 illuminations from decorated initials to manuscript pages from the 12th-16th century (through Aug....
As House Changes, Garden Remains Crowning Glory
Some gardeners start from scratch, literally scratching in soil that has never been planted in flowers, sometimes even peeling back the newly laid sod around a new home and trying to amend the mix of clay and builder's debris they find there. Others...
A Sudden Change in Pet's Behavior
Dear Dr. Fox: Several weeks ago we noticed that our 3-year-old miniature schnauzer wasn't eating or drinking from her dishes and was losing weight. We thought she might have been frightened by a mouse during the night.We tried using different dishes...
A Summer of Schubert the Symphony's Classics in the Loop Series Plays Up the Schubert, Plus a List of Guest Artists
For symphony lovers, the Classics in the Loop series, which opens today, may be the best bargain in town. With relatively low ticket prices, diverse music, and a new program four nights of the week, it's a barrage of music of different shapes and styles.Schubert...
At Jacobs Field, Belle Is Gesture Day's Hero
In a rousing return to Jacobs Field, Albert Belle silenced the boos Tuesday night with three hits, including a three-run homer that led the Chicago White Sox over the Cleveland Indians 9-5.Belle overcame a jeering, cowbell-ringing, fake-money-throwing...
Auditions & Announcements
Pieces of 8: Professional a cappella octet, needs new voices for all parts. Position includes a monthly salary, performances and touring. For appointment, call 993-2432.Auditions for "The Wobblies" by Stewart Bird and Peter Robilotta, noon Saturday at...
Aug. 5 Ballot Includes Sewer Insurance, Parks Tax, Use Tax
Glendale wants voters to approve an insurance program for repairing lateral sewer lines.On Aug. 5, voters in Glendale will consider authorizing charges of $7 every three months for the insurance. The insurance would pay for repairs of laterals when they...
A Woman of Her Times What"s the Danger in "Daria"? the Ultimate Teen Weapon: Irony without Vulnerability
It is probably going too far to compare Daria, MTV's ultra-sardonic new animated star, to the Ebola virus or to the celestial tunnel said to portend passage to the afterlife. And she is no doubt less of a threat to the republic than the militias. But...
Back in Black Ozzy Osbourne Reunites with His Old Group, Black Sabbath, for Ozzfest `97
In one of rock's more monumental events, the original Black Sabbath (minus drummer Bill Ward) will reconvene at Riverport Amphitheater for Ozzfest `97. Bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will join former member and current solo star Ozzy...
Back on Track Area Train Rides Offer Family Fun
It's the journey, not the destination, that makes life interesting. And when the transportation is via train, the excursion is even more exciting and nostalgic.The following St. Louis trains are no exception, whether powered by good ol' steam, gasoline...
Battling Goliaths Christian Singer Overcame Disabilities
Tonight, Roy Waugh goes on stage at Kirkwood High School as David defeating Goliath.Waugh, 26, says God is the only reason he can stand on stage tonight. The Creve Coeur resident credits God with helping him defeat Goliath-like physical disabilities....
Benes Stars in Houdini Role Escapes Trouble Numerous Times in 10-0 Cards Win
The last time Andy Benes had pitched at Three Rivers Stadium, the Cardinals were clinching first place in the National League Central Division.That was last year.First place was at stake Wednesday night, too, but this time it was the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Best Bets for the Week of June 5-11
TodayHair today: The bad news is that "Grease!" producers couldn't find anyone cooler than "One Day at a Time" star Mackenzie Philllips to play Rizzo. The good news is the `70s sitcom celeb isn't bringing Bonnie Franklin and Valerie Bertinelli with her....
Blues Putting Dan Kelly Jr. in Broadcast Booth
Dan Kelly Jr., who has no significant professional broadcast experience, has been hired as the new radio voice of the Blues.Team senior vice president for marketing Jim Woodcock confirmed Wednesday night that Kelly, 23, would be formally named to the...
Board Moves Ahead on Rebuilding Bridge County Denies Request for Traffic Signal
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen has decided to rebuild a bridge over Gravois Creek to provide access to Reco Industrial Park, a project that Alderman Robert Parsons, 4th Ward, says will "aggravate the least amount of people."The bridge would connect...
Braves' Glavine Does It All in 6-3 Victory over Expos
Tom Glavine pitched a seven-hitter over 8 1/3 innings and singled to start a three-run rally in the fifth inning Wednesday night in leading the Atlanta Braves over the host Montreal Expos 6-3.Glavine (6-3) struck out six, walked one and left after giving...
Briefs
911 SERVICENon-emergency Calls Now A CrimePeople who make repeated non-emergency calls to 911 telephone services soon will face tougher penalties in Missouri. Gov. Mel Carnahan signed a bill (SB133) Wednesday that makes it a misdemeanor to call 911 more...
Briefs
NATIONHouse Panel Rejects More ClosingsHouse panel rejected the Clinton administration's request Wednesday for another round of base closings in 1999. The House National Security military installations subcommittee recommended a $9.1 billion military...
Broken Pipes Add to Cost of Renovating Building Mishap Further Delays City Officials' Move to Old County Site
It appears St. Charles city officials will not be moving into the former county administration building any time soon.The council delayed a final vote Tuesday on a bill that would accept ownership of the building at 118 North Second Street. Mayor Bob...
Cards Plunk Pirates 10-0 Benes Holds Pirates at Bay with 11 K's
The last time Andy Benes had pitched at Three Rivers Stadium, the Cardinals were clinching first place in the National League Central Division.That was last season.First place was at stake Wednesday night, too, but this time it was the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Catholic Order Wants to Develop 650-Acre Site but Control Its Use
The Vincentian priests and brothers of Perryville, Mo., are taking a novel approach to following the commandment to love their neighbors.Since 1985, when the Vincentian priests closed their seminary in Perryville, rumors have swirled around Perry County...
Celebrities Define Their Own `Style'
THERE IS FASHION, and there is style, and the two are not the same.Fashion is easy. Designers design it, magazines translate it, stores stock it.Buy a few fashionable clothes; become a fashionable person. Style, on the other hand, is tricky. Elusive...
Chicago Gazes into Crystal Bulls, Sees 2-0 Lead over Jazz in Finals
Michael Jordan saw this coming, almost as surely as that winning jump shot he nailed at the buzzer of Game 1 against the Utah Jazz.Neither team played particularly well in the first game of the National Basketball Association finals, with the Bulls needing...
Chicago Gazes into Crystal Bulls, Sees 2-0 Lead over Jazz in Finals Jordan: 38 Points, 13 Rebounds and Nine Assists to Lead Bulls
The Chicago Bulls did indeed disassemble something - their once formidable opponent.Michael Jordan was at his unstoppable best, nearly getting a triple double, the Bulls played team defense at the highest level and Chicago humbled the Utah Jazz 97-85...
Church's Removal of Fence Heightens `Building' Tension
A fence has become the latest sticking point in escalating animosity between neighbors: Webster Groves Church of the Ascension and the Chestnut subdivision.The two groups have been at odds for several months because of the church's plans to build a church...
Cigars Put off Leukemia Society Cancer-Fighting Group Wants Non-Smoking Event
Plans for the Leukemia Society's fund-raiser Monday night at Harry's Restaurant and Bar nearly went up in smoke Wednesday. That's when the society learned that the near-downtown eatery was going to offer imported cigars to be smoked after the $60-a-head...
City Council Oks Site Planned for Office Building
The Creve Coeur City Council approved a site plan for an office building at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, after calling on hospital representatives to explain their reluctance to grant an access easement for neighboring property to the east.Architect...
Classical & Popular Music
CLASSICALCathedral Concert, 12:30 today, Christ Church Cathedral, 13th and Locust streets, 231-3454. Organist William Partridge performs the music of Bach, Howells and Weaver. Free.St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 8 tonight, St. Louis Symphony Community...
Cohen Backs General for High Post despite Affair
Defense Secretary William Cohen decided Wednesday to retain Air Force Gen. Joseph W. Ralston as a leading candidate to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff, even though Ralston had an adulterous affair 14 years ago."We need to come back to a rule of reason...
Cokie Roberts, I-Man Make Up; Patinkin Boosts Organ Donors
COKIE Roberts, a onetime favorite if infrequent guest on "Imus in the Morning," and the I-Man have reached a rapprochement after more than a year of estrangement following his notorious appearance before the Radio & Television Correspondents' Association...
College Faculty Will Get 6 Pct. Salary Increase Total Budget of $13.5 Million Would Be a Rise of $500,000
The St. Charles County Community College board of directors has approved a compensation package that gives the district's 60 full-time faculty members a 6 percent pay increase for the coming academic year.The agreement will be part of the budget presented...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSTreasures From The Heart Craft Show, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. F & Sa and noon-6 p.m. Su, Capital Mall, 3600 Country Club Drive, Jefferson City, 441-7257. Free.Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sa & Su, Bissell House Museum, 10225 Bellef ontaine...
Computer, Financial Stocks Extend Losses
Computer-related shares extended a weeklong slump Wednesday while financial stocks dropped on concern that rising interest rates will stifle borrowing by consumers and businesses.Since setting records a week ago, the stock market has fallen flat as a...
Concert Previews
BR5-49 with Wayne Hancock, 8:30 tonight at The GalaxyBR5-49 takes its name from a phone number that Junior Samples repeatedly flubs in a "Hee Haw" skit. The band includes ex-members of the Homestead Greys, who were frequent visitors to the old Cicero's.BR5-49...
Crete `F-Men' Continue Code of Vigilance Volunteer Police Began with Farmers in 1873
Community policing is nothing new in this part of Will County, where the Crete F-Men have been performing their own grass-roots level of get-involved law enforcement for nearly 125 years.F-Men?Take community spirit and volunteerism, combine it with a...
Daly Takes His Rehab Seriously This Time
A light mist blew across the practice range at the Tournament Players Club at Avenel, and there was a chill in the air. It didn't matter to John Daly. He steadied his feet on the soggy turf and bombed another drive over the fence 325 yards away."I like...
Dapper Daly `Gets His Day,' Takes Top Job at Orlando
Deep into his 30s, Charles Jerome Daly still was coaching high school basketball in a well-known Pennsylvania hole where nobody outshines a famous groundhog.Chuck shed the shadow.Now, having won two NBA championships with the Detroit Pistons, plus masterfully...
Day by Day
TODAYBAND CONCERT - The St. Charles Municipal Band will open its 93rd outdoor concert season at 8 p.m. at the Jaycee Pavilion in Frontier Park, Riverside Drive, St. Charles. The free concerts will run every Thursday through Aug. 28. Spectators are invited...
Decapitation of Child in Japan Resembles U.S. Case from '60S
The 500-member detective squad investigating the decapitation of a schoolboy in the central Japan city of Kobe has found similarities between the case and the "Zodiac" killing spree in California 30 years ago.Notes attached to the severed head of 11-year-old...
Defendant Killed Man, 3-Year-Old, Witness Testifies Says Victim Had Been Wounded in Ambush 8 Months Earlier
Louis Clark III killed Morris Howell and 3-year-old Morrissia Howell in September 1995 after wounding Morris Howell in an ambush in Kinloch eight months earlier, a witness to both shootings testified Wednesday.The witness, Charlie Chandler Lotts, identified...
Directors Miss Disciplinary Hearing Firefighter Rejected Board's Conditions but Planned to Appeal April Dismissal
David Foote's hope for a hearing before directors of the Lemay Fire Protection District to appeal his dismissal evaporated Tuesday when the directors did not show up.Foote, a district firefighter for about seven years, was fired in April. The firing...
Diverse Chords the St. Louis Guitar Summit Bridges the Gap between Four Different Genres
Don't be mislead by the roles William and Kathleen Ash play as members of the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society. For the first St. Louis Guitar Summit, the couple is welcoming all comers, not just classical artists."We get to hear a lot of guitarists,...
Dressy Sandals Go to Work
A FASHION ADVISER, speaking on the "Today" show recently, told a show host, "I would not wear an open-toed shoe to work."Well, I hope she doesn't need new shoes this season because it seems that nearly every fashionable shoe in the stores is either toeless...
Empowerment Zones Good for Cities
Sen. Christopher S. Bond doesn't exaggerate when he refers to the Murphy Park housing development on the Near North Side as an anchor for community revitalization. New housing is one of the most important components of an effort to stabilize that part...
English Scents and Scents-Ibility
IN AN ERA of me-too fragrances and megapromotional budgets, Penhaligon's has carved out a successful niche by avoiding the crowd.Its aim is not to create blockbusters that mirror the latest trends. Rather, it prefers to go after the individual."Our customers...
Events Listings
SOMETHING SPECIALCircus Flora, 10 & 7 today, 7 p.m. F, 2 & 7 p.m. Sa, 2 & 5:30 p.m. Su, Forest Park at the Upper Muny Parking Lot, 241-5858. "Farrago 1904" features the Flying Wallenda family. $8-$25.National Working Women's Summit Broadcast, noon-2...
Family Stuff & Upcoming Events
FAMILY STUFFEat dessert first: Pucker up your sweet tooth for the Kissmobile when it rolls into town tomorrow. Sponsored by the Hershey Chocolate Company in celebration of its 90th anniversary, the Kissmobile is an 11-foot 6-inch tall, 25-foot 6-inch...
Farmhouse Firefighters Training Session Lets Students Get the Feel of Battling Real Blaze
An old farmhouse near Caseyville recently went up in flames, but the incident actually brought cheers from scores of firefighters.They sprayed water on each other and their equipment, and they stared as the bluish-black smoke filled the air.Obviously,...
Fear of Being Dumped Blocking Her Sex Drive
Dear Ann Landers: My husband and I have been married for 17 years and have two children, ages 16 and 13. We have agreed not to have more children. I would like to enjoy a healthy sex life without the hassle of birth control and discussed methods of sterilization...
Fed's Melzer Seeks Action to Reduce 3% Inflation
The nation's inflation rate is "entrenched" and will not go away "unless the Fed takes specific action to eliminate it," St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President Thomas Melzer said Wednesday.In remarks prepared for delivery to the Arkansas Bankers Association...
Festive Kicks This Year, Route 66 Tour Is Set to Cruise into Town
For eight years, when drivers on an annual historic Route 66 motor tour cruised into Edwardsville, they didn't stop.A festival this weekend finally will put the city on their map."We want to welcome these drivers who have just passed through town in...
Fire Spurs Evacuations at Hospital 137 Patients at Children's Are Removed
Staff More than 130 children and about 200 staff members were evacuated from St. Louis Children's Hospital Wednesday night during a fire in the hospital's cafeteria.A premature baby died after the evacuation order was given, but the baby's death was...
Fire Spurs Evacuations at Hospital Smoky Blaze Forces out 130 at Children's
At least 130 children were evacuated from St. Louis Children's Hospital during a fire in the hospital's cafeteria Wednesday night.A premature baby died after the order to evacuate was given, but it was not determined if the death was a result of the...
Free House, Silver Charm Spark Memories of 1989
The last time a horse came to Belmont Park with a chance to win the Triple Crown, Bob Baffert was 36 and training quarter horses in Arizona.Back in 1989, the spotlight belonged to Charlie Whittingham and Sunday Silence, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness...
Frustrated Trustee Plans to Quit Community College in E. St. Louis
Artis Talley Jr. says he will quit as a trustee for Metropolitan Community College in East St. Louis because he feels frustrated that the board is not properly controlling the school's finances.Talley has been at odds with other board members and the...
Gathering Calls Attention to Girl's Death
A half-dozen people gathered on Hebert Street on Wednesday night, promising not to let the death of Tasha Marie Hennings remain a mystery."We're working on it every day," Police Chief Ron Henderson said, marking the anniversary of the discovery of the...
`Grease' Becomes a Caricature of Itself
SOMETHING odd has happened to "Grease!," the Jim Jacobs-Warren Casey musical that spoofs and salutes the 1950s high school scene. Somewhere along the line, this show has picked up an audience that cannot possibly remember "I Like Ike" buttons, portable...
Group Seeks to Guide Progress, Preservation Members Welcome Development, Want to Keep `Country' in Area
The developers are coming.That's the message that land owners in rural southwest St. Charles County are getting from Wentzville, O'Fallon, Cottleville and Weldon Spring, where a hurricane of residential development has swept away farms and woodland.The...
Happenings for the Kids
Safe-T-Play, a 25-hour program designed to introduce 4- and 5-year-olds to important safety issues such as: stranger danger, calling 911, riding the school bus, walking to school and home safety. Sessions are 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 16-20, July 14-18...
Hauling Up History a Closed Coal Mine in Illinois Gets a Second Life as a Museum, Taking Visitors Down 600 Feet into the Depths of Miners' Lives
When Old Ben Coal Co. Mine No. 25 closed in 1994, miner Rosy Baker figured that was the end of her underground odyssey."Nobody was buyin' Illinois coal anymore. Sulfur content was too high and it was too expensive to scrub it," Baker said. The industries...
Health News
HEART ATTACK TREATMENT Angioplasty A Little Better Than Drugs, Study FindsA large new study gives a slight edge to angioplasty over clot-dissolving drugs for the emergency treatment of heart attacks.The best treatment for heart attacks is a subject of...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Pop UpstartsSpotlight magazine may be defunct, but the former publisher of the local music publication, Bob Baker, maintains a stake in the music scene.Baker's Regional Music Showcase marks its fifth anniversary this weekend when about 125 fledgling...
Help Yourself!
SELECTION of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to: Help Yourself,...
High Costs, Funding Cuts Force Shelter to Close
A cut in city funding for homeless programs and higher costs are forcing an emergency shelter to close Friday, displacing six families and laying off 10 staff members.Robert W. Warbin, director of the publicly and privately supported Child Assistance...
Hockey Rolls on So What If Winter Is over -- the Vipers Keep the Sport in Check
For the young puck heads in your home who can't get enough of watching ex-Blues Brendan Shanahan and Rod Brind'amour run each other into the boards and battle for the Stanley Cup on TV, the St. Louis Vipers will get you through the long, hot summer.The...
Homefront This Week: Country and Bluegrass the Sound of Mountain Soul
The voice that leaps from the CD player is hard and flat, standing firm in the raucous swirl of banjo, fiddle and mandolin, singing about working "at the sawmill six days a week/and it still ain't enough to make ends meet."It's a slightly different voice...
Horrible Hangover Is Debilitating Jazz
Michael Jordan can run, he can jump, he can shoot, he can dunk, he can fly, he can sting, he can dominate, he can delight, he can frustrate, he can make kiddie movies with Bugs Bunny, he can sell fast-food hamburgers, energy drinks, sneakers and any...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONRoland W. Griffith Jr., 74, lawyer, died Tuesday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Friday, funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Gent. Burial in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.Maxine C. Wollenweber, 69, died Wednesday....
Illinois' Hester Named a World Team Alternate
Jerry Hester wasn't among the 28 players chosen to USA Basketball teams that will participate in August in the Men's 22 and Under World Championship and the World University Games.But the Illinois senior forward looked sharp enough after a nearly si...
In Coup's Wake, Fear about Freedom's Future
In one brutal swipe, mutinous soldiers last week managed to turn Sierra Leone's democratic clock back to the time when the bullet, and not the ballot, ruled.Wielding AK-47s and rocket propelled grenades, soldiers of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council...
In Semifinals, Burroughs Runs into a Roadblock
Bruises and all, Springfield Catholic High is in today's Missouri Class 2A championship baseball game.Two Catholic batters were hit by pitches and scored in a four-run third inning, and the Irish held on for a 5-4 semifinal win over John Burroughs S...
Israel Marks Anniversary of 6-Day War
Israel on Wednesday marked 30 years since its stunning victory in the Six-Day War.Recent disclosures suggest that Israel went on the offensive in Syria's Golan Heights because of indications that the Syrian army was in disarray and because of pressure...
Jordan Gives Jazz Horrible Hangover
Michael Jordan can run, he can jump, he can shoot, he can dunk, he can fly, he can sting with defense, he can dominate, he can delight, he can frustrate, he can make kiddie movies with Bugs Bunny, he can sell fast-food hamburgers, energy drink, hot dogs,...
Judge Refuses to Overturn Union Trusteeship
The acting president of the Leather Goods, Plastic, Service & Novelty Workers Union won a round in federal court Wednesday to keep trusteeship over the finances of about a third of the union.But she isn't happy about it.U.S. District Judge Donald J....
Junior Bills Cover All the Bases in Heading Back to 4a Semifinals
Bats never have been essential for a baseball practice run by St. Louis University High coach Steve Nicollerat, who can teach a full offensive lesson using nothing more than the basepaths.What happens after a player reaches base is of greater concern...
Kids Know When It's Time to Take Training Wheels Off
A few days ago, I saw a neighbor out on the street with his 4-year-old son, teaching him how to pedal a new bicycle while balancing between the back training wheels. My neighbor looked up quickly at the blurred figure that whisked past him - my son,...
Law Sets Eligibility Rules for Children's Aid Benefits
Q: I have some questions about the AFDC program. First, what is it?A: The letters stand for Aid to Families with Dependent Children. It is a government program designed to provide financial help to needy, dependent children and their eligible, related...
Leaves 3, Let It Be: Poison Ivy Packs a Potent Wallop
IT HAS BEEN dubbed the most prolific and despised weed known to man.Where people go, poison ivy follows. It thrives in areas like empty city lots, roadsides, and at the edge of woods. Poison ivy is a people plant. In all probability, there's more of...
Lettuce Gift Gives Stricken Town Too Many Heads on Its Shoulders
First came the tornadoes. Now this town is being inundated with more donated food than it can handle.Actor Paul Newman, for one, is sending 23,280 jars of his spaghetti sauce and 63,360 packages of spaghetti along with 23,040 heads of lettuce and 1,800...
Liquor License to Expire; Man Sold to Minors
The owner of an Overland food shop who has been been charged with selling liquor to minors is back in business, but city officials and police say his days in business are numbered.Charles Nguyen, owner of St. Peter Food Mart, is accused of selling l...
Looking for Luxury: Putting Elegance in Powder Room
Q: How can I make an ordinary powder room look more luxurious? I don't have a particular style in mind.A: It's actually good that you don't state a stylistic preference as "luxurious" doesn't qualify as a style in itself. Luxury depends on one's personal...
Maltby Escapes Same Old Grind Red Wings Checker Having Fun as Hero
So much for the Sports Illustrated jinx, which so often humbles the magazine's cover boys and girls whether by fate, coincidence or circumstance.Kirk Maltby, heretofore one of the Detroit Red Wings' least-heralded players, appeared on last week's cover....
Man Gets 30 Years in Slaying of Woman Victim's Daughter, 2, Saw Mother Bludgeoned
James E. "Pooh" Cotton III tearfully asked a judge for leniency Wednesday, claiming he had been horrified at seeing Angela C. Lewis beaten to death with a baseball bat in front of her screaming 2-year-old daughter last year.But Circuit Judge Jan V. Fiss...
Mayor Envisions Clean, Bright Hall in City's Future
Mayor Clarence Harmon wants to fix up the exterior of City Hall and then light the massive building at night. And he's turned the job over to his wife, Janet Harmon.Harmon said he does not know yet how much it will cost. He said his wife is forming a...
Mcdonald's Price Burns Franchisees 55 Cents Makes for an Unhappy Meal
In the past, McDonald's Corp. has vanquished all challengers in the battle to feed consumers on the go, but today it faces one of its greatest - and most unexpected - adversaries: its owner-operators.The world's largest fast-food chain has found itself...
Measure Would Notify Public of Zoning Plans
Manchester residents would get quicker notification of zoning changes proposed near them, if the Board of Aldermen approves an amendment to the zoning ordinance on June 16.The board gave preliminary approval to the amendment Monday night. Under the measure,...
Mediterranean Style Makes Its Return
THE `M' WORD is back. But the furniture industry would rather call it something else.Although several furniture manufacturers are offering collections that could be classified as Mediterranean, they would rather call it southern European.They want everyone...
Men Stagger into Semifinals with One Seeded Player Left
Well, one seed made it.In a tournament where seeded players became a nearly extinct species, Sergi Bruguera - the 16th and last seed in the men's field - advanced to the semifinals of the French Open, where the remaining players are forming one curious...
Mining the Depths of Movie Making Actor Ewan Mcgregor Manages to Play Good Guys and Bad Guys with Equal Success
Things, it's safe to say, are going pretty well for Ewan McGregor these days. Not only is his career headed for the stratosphere with a just-landed role in the upcoming "Star Wars" prequel, but his favorite political faction, Britain's Labor Party, is...