St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 13, 1995

Agency Helps U.S. Firms Tap into Japan's Market
WANT TO SELL your micro-brewed beer in Japan? John Hemmer will take you to the bars where you can hand out samples to the owner.He'll even ask some spots to carry a few as a favor. Other customers just might notice and bang! - you've got an entry into...
A Helpful Home-Loan Program in Danger
In an era when individual responsibility and "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" are fashionable themes, a law that has done just that is under major attack in both houses of Congress. The Community Reinvestment Act was passed in 1977 in response...
Aldermen Vote to Assess `Tax' for Cutting Weeds
Lake Saint Louis property owners who let the city mow their lawn for them but didn't pay for it will be in for a surprise when they get their tax bill.The city plans to collect $1,300 in delinquent, weed-violation fines by assessing them as special taxes...
American Ideal of Hard Work, Self-Reliance Eludes Many Immigrants
President Bill Clinton, who can be relied upon to be all over the map, has endorsed changes in immigration law in response to recommendations from the Commission on Immigration Reform. It's difficult to guess why the president endorsed the minor adjustments...
A New Battle for Mickey Mantle
To many Americans who came of age during the 1950s and 1960s, baseball wasn't just any game; it was the only game. And fans counted New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle as one of their most admired and seemingly immortal heroes. Now, those fans are...
Backyard Yolf: For Family Vacation or Just for Yucks an Uphill Climb for Inventors
LIKE MOST OF US, Pete Gubany was not happy with the way things were going at work."I'd gotten partially laid off the job. I decided I'd rather depend on my brains than someone else's to keep me employed."So the St. Louis optometrist went to work on his...
Backyard Yolf: For Family Vacation or Just for Yucks Yolf's Unwritten Rule: If You Can't Count You Can't Lose
`CONGRATULATIONS on acquiring Yolf, your very own yard golf game that lets you go on a family vacation every time you play." That's how the Yolf instructions begin.Like all vacations, it's not cheap. You've just paid around $80 for this game. Unless...
Blacks Bypass Computer Loop
HIGH TECHNOLOGY already plays some part in American daily life, from automatic teller machines to pay-per-view cable channels. But a recently released Census Bureau study has confirmed what black people in the computer industry have long suspected: many...
Bombs Away Mcgwire"s Blasts Sends 'Em Scrambling at Fenway
His first home run cleared the left-field wall and the street behind the wall before landing on the roof of a garage. Then the ball took one bounce and dropped in among some railroad tracks behind the garage.They say it traveled 463 feet.His second...
Bosman Twins: Cool Jazz for Summerfest Series
NEVER venturing far from the familiar, Dwight and Dwayne Bosman delivered an entertaining night of standards, ballads and gospel Sunday as part of the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School's Summerfest series. Sundays during Summerfest are dedicated...
Bridal Path Daughter Gets Her Unmarried Parents to Altar
It's been more than 30 years since Lauri Keller's unmarried, college student parents gave her up for adoption and went their separate ways.Now, thanks to Keller's matchmaking, she will be a bridesmaid at their wedding."This is beyond my wildest dreams,"...
Briefs
IRAN Rushdie Conflict May Face Resolution</P><P>Iran, seeking to avoid isolation after being slapped with a U.S. trade embargo in April, is ready to end its conflict with Europe over writer Salman Rushdie, Iran's ambassador to Germany ...
Briefs
WORLD IRAN Rushdie Conflict May Face Resolution</P><P>Iran, seeking to avoid isolation after being slapped with a U.S. trade embargo in April, is ready to end its conflict with Europe over writer Salman Rushdie, Iran's ambassador to...
Buford L. Pickens; Architecture Dean
Buford Lindsay Pickens, professor emeritus of the School of Architecture at Washington University, died Sunday (June 11, 1995) of infirmities at the Bethesda-Dilworth Home in Oakland.He was 89.Mr. Pickens, of Webster Groves, retired in 1974 from teaching...
Carnahan Signs Juvenile Crime Bill Allows Trial as Adults in Serious Cases
Gov. Mel Carnahan signed a bill Monday that allows children of any age to be tried as adults for murder, rape, robbery and other serious crimes.Carnahan said the law would send a message to gangs and drug dealers who seduced youngsters "with promises...
Court Puts Kc Schools Plan on Notice Judge Went Too Far, Justices Say
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal courts in Missouri exceeded their authority in the Kansas City school desegregation case by trying to attract suburban students to the city and by requiring improved academic achievement.The 5-4 ruling...
Daniel Boone Legion Team Shows Talent and Potential Experienced Players Rack Up a Record of 5-0, but New Manager Is Cautious
The Daniel Boone American Legion baseball team has talent, experience and potential. But new manager Dave Tritz isn't making any predictions."It's a long season and you never know how things will work out," said Tritz, whose team is 5-0 overall and 4-0...
`Deadly Cult of Divine Thinness'
The women standing around the food table talked like sinners. "Last night I was bad, so I can't have any," said one. She was studying a plate of fudge brownies."I feel so guilty," said another as she bit into a Mint Milano.A third woman loaded her plate...
Deputy Collector Always Tried Harder, Watched County Grow over 36 Years
Always do a little more than is expected. That has been Alice Griesenauer's approach throughout her career as deputy collector of St. Charles County.On June 30, Griesenauer will retire after 36 years with the county. Looking back, she doesn't measure...
Elsberry Bounces Back with 3 Wins after Losing the First Three Games, Victories Indicate Hitting Has Returned
The Elsberry team of the East Missouri Baseball Association is back. At least player/manager Scott Mills is hoping that's the case.Elsberry, which lost its first three games of the season, evened its record at 3-3 this weekend with victories over VFW...
Embattled Doctor in Business Felder Resumes Medical Practice with Renewed License, Probation
Dr. James P. Felder of St. Charles has resumed his medical practice after nearly a year of legal battles that started with his failure to renew his license to practice medicine.The Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts has renewed his license,...
Ex-Defensive Back Jordan Finds Daily Baseball `Tiring'
Brian Jordan, who prides himself on being the complete athlete, said he has new respect for his Cardinals teammates.A former National Football League defensive back, Jordan is playing baseball every day for the first time in his career. "Hey, it's tiring,"...
Father's Belt, 3-Day Trade Jolted Houston's Horry to New Heights
Robert Horry, the Houston Rockets placid young forward, has had a couple of bracing shocks that turned his life around.One, his father administered with a belt.The other, an aborted trade, jolted him into a new aggressiveness that has him bidding for...
Flyers Coach Wants Lindros at `Higher Level'
Sooner or later, on his road to superstar status, Eric Lindros was destined to face a major test under pressure. Coach Terry Murray of the Philadelphia Flyers is making sure that the test comes tonight.With the team facing elimination from the Stanley...
Gant's 2 Hrs Lift Reds by Rockies
Ron Gant hit two home runs and drove in four runs to help Cincinnati beat Colorado 11-6 Monday night in Denver for its fifth consecutive win and ninth in 10 games. Gant hit his 13th and 14th home runs, tying Colorado's Larry Walker, who also homered,...
Gingrich: Talk with Clinton Exposed White House Lies
A day after his congenial debate with President Bill Clinton, House Speaker Newt Gingrich returned Monday to more partisan ways, suggesting that he had exposed White House lies about GOP Medicare plans.He also lashed out at "a bunch of very bitter left-wing...
Gonzalez's Homer Propels Rangers to 5th in Row
Juan Gonzalez is joining his Texas Rangers teammates on a hot streak.Gonzalez homered for the second consecutive game to power the Rangers to their season-high fifth consecutive win, 3-2 over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night.Gonzalez, who missed...
Grown Kids Shun Dad after Second Marriage
Dear Ann Landers: Three years ago, after 35 years of marriage, my wife passed away. The last two years of her life were devastating for me and extremely hard on our three adult children.Shortly after my wife died, I began to see a woman I had known for...
Hazelwood Central Graduate Is Fighting Meningitis Officials Spread Word among Others at Party
Officials are trying to talk with every senior and adult who attended a graduation party last week at Hazelwood Central High School to warn them that they may have been exposed to bacterial meningitis.They want them to talk to their family doctors right...
Here Comes the Sun, There Goes the Bike-Or So Students Hope
In the basement of a ranch house in Chesterfield, a handful of Parkway South High School graduates wrestled two solar panels onto the back of a bicycle.They screwed a motor onto the bike's seat tube. They unscrewed aerobars that would have offered arms...
High Court Narrows Use of Racial Preferences Federal Government Programs Must Pass `Strict Scrutiny' Test
The Supreme Court made it harder Monday for the federal government to justify its affirmative action programs, saying that racial preferences must withstand "strict scrutiny" to satisfy the Constitution.The 5-4 ruling reversed the court's position of...
High School Summer Sports Camps
The following summer camps have been scheduled:Sam Henson's All-American Wrestling Camp will be held next week, June 19-23, at Francis Howell High. A three-time state champion with the Vikings, Henson went on to capture two NCAA Division I titles at...
Hits in a Pinch: Family Went to Bat for a Sick Mick
Mickey Mantle's do-or-die liver transplant - after four decades of nonstop traveling, hard partying and profitable glorying in simply being the Mick - has changed not only his own life. It also completes the transformation of his three sons from surrogate...
Honor Roll
Students at St. Charles High School, Kingshighway and Waverly streets, St. Charles, must have a 3.0 or better grade point average with no more than one C for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll: FreshmanCarisa Bennett,...
How to Succeed in America with Really Trying
PLAY SOMETHING, please?"Sure! I would be happy," says Inga Magid brightly.Inga sits down at the keyboard of the gleaming, chestnut-colored studio upright in her study. Without so much as a cracking a knuckle or taking a deep breath, this slight, dark-haired...
Husband Chooses Television over Wife, Family
Dear Abby: My husband and I have grown apart, literally. "Frank" has gained about 100 pounds since we married 15 years ago. He no longer participates in the activities that our two sons and I enjoy, such as hiking, biking, tennis, baseball and swimming....
Ibm and Disney Pace Increase in Stocks
U.S. stocks rose as gains in shares of International Business Machines Corp. and Walt Disney Co. raised hopes that a slowing economy won't crimp profits as much as expected.Shares of IBM gained 1 1/8 to 90 1/4 after Lotus Development Corp. accepted the...
Impact in St. Louis Questioned
Those involved in the desegregation case in St. Louis either hailed Monday's Supreme Court decision as a victory for the state or called it a ruling that will have little local impact.Michael Wolff, special counsel to Gov. Mel Carnahan, said he believed...
Ingrown Hairs May Need to Be Seen by Doctor
Dear Dr. Donohue: I recently started developing ingrown beard hairs (pseudofolliculitis barbae). I have not changed shaving habits and am surprised by this development in my 30s. What is the best way to treat or remove the pustules and prevent new ones?You've...
Israel Open to Golan Heights Pullout
Israel is willing to withdraw from the entire Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria, President Ezer Weizman said Monday."The conception of the government, as far as I know, is (a withdrawal to) the international border," Weizman said on a tour...
It Pays to Be a `Genius' 24 Given Grants, to Spend at Will
Nicholas Strausfeld was about to stain some spider and scorpion brains for examination under a microscope when the call came - he'd been declared a genius.The 52-year-old neurobiologist will receive a $315,000 "genius grant" as a 1995 fellow of the John...
Jump Start Maytag's Man Isn't Lonely at Store Opening
Gordon Jump isn't really a lonely guy.He just plays one on TV.Jump is the instantly recognizable actor who brought to life two memorable characters - one in a television sitcom, the other in an advertising campaign.He was welcomed by about 30 fans when...
Kc Schools Case Ruling Curbed Judge Went Too Far, Court Says
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal courts in Missouri exceeded their authority in the Kansas City school desegregation case by trying to attract suburban students to the city and by requiring improved academic achievement.The surprisingly...
Kirkland Plans to Step Down from AFL-CIO Power Struggle Erupts after He Announces Support for Deputy
A power struggle erupted in the AFL-CIO on Monday after President Lane Kirkland abruptly announced his retirement and threw his support behind his deputy, Thomas Donahue.Kirkland's move to head off a fractious election campaign did not assuage dissident...
Lawyer Makes Case for Convict's Release 2nd Murder Conviction Unlikely, She Says
A defense attorney for Lee Otis Griffin says the likelihood is "very remote" that Griffin can be successfully retried and convicted - 14 years after a first trial that a federal judge has now ruled unfair.Griffin, 37, of Belleville has always contended...
Look at Learning, Not Just Spending
Though the direct effect of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Kansas City school desegregation case is simply to order a lower court to take another look, the longer-range implications are troubling. Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon has...
Lotus Deal Lets Ibm Duel with Microsoft
A new, more aggressive IBM is emerging under Chief Executive Louis Gerstner - one that could turn its $3.5 billion deal to buy Lotus Development Corp. into a major challenge to Microsoft Corp.The key product which drove Gerstner to make an unheard-of...
Maids Served Helmsley's Sentence Hotel Queen Was Ordered to Do Community Service for Tax Evasion
Hotel queen Leona Helmsley was ordered to perform community service to finish her tax-evasion sentence, but her employees say she made them do the work instead, the Daily News reported Monday.Helmsley, 74, instructed the domestic workers to do chores...
Marlins' Nen Fails Again; Pirates Manage 4-3 Win
The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at a bad trip in a bad season. They were 1-7 and had lost the first two games of a four-game series to the Florida Marlins, one of only two teams with a worse record than theirs.The Pirates came up with a win Saturday...
Mcdonnell CEO Sees Rebound at Passenger Unit but Mac Trails Top Firms
McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s chief executive launched a spirited defense Monday of his company's weakened commercial air division, Douglas Aircraft.Speaking at the Paris Air Show, Harry C. Stonecipher said McDonnell Douglas could do what Chrysler Corp....
Men Show Reluctance to Visit the Doctor but Most Rate Health as Good, Polls Says
Almost 31 million American men - one in three - have not had a regular checkup in the past year and 9 million haven't seen a doctor in five, a survey indicates.Most of the men (82 percent) polled by Men's Health magazine and CNN rate their health as...
Minor-League Hockey: A Major Tenant?
The Central Hockey League should ring a bell with longtime hockey fans here.The St. Louis Braves were charter members from 1963 to 1967, when the Blues entered the National Hockey League.A CHL team is a possible anchor tenant for the 10,000-seat arena,...
More Aid Available for Victims of Storms City, 24 Counties in Missouri, Two in Illinois on Federal List
The federal government is making more disaster aid available to Missouri and Illinois families hit by floods, tornadoes or severe storms since May 13.The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Monday that individual disaster assistance is available...
Morning Briefing
Apple Cuts Prices; New Line Coming Soon</P><P>Apple Computer Inc. cut prices by up to 18 percent Monday on several desktop machines and color notebooks to make room for a new line of computers due out next week.</P><P>Apple...
Nationals Turn into Schnucks Markets 10 Stores Set to Open for Business Today
It was controlled pandemonium at some National stores Monday as workers hustled through the day and into the night to scrub refrigerated cases, stock near-empty shelves and change store signs and price tags.The workers were trying frantically to get...
NEAR BEER DECADES AFTER THEIR MUCH TALKED-ABOUT DIVORCE, SUSAN BUSCH REMAINS ON GOOD TERMS WITH AUGUST BUSCH III AND, FOR THAT MATTER, WITH ALL OF ST. LOUIS Series: CONVERSATIONS WITH JERRY BERGER an Intermittent Series
`I JUST SAW HER pull up," said Angela Del Pietro, of Portabella in Clayton, one of Susan Marie Busch's favorite bistros. Her arrivals are easy to document, what with her California golden girl appearance, even at age 56, and her dazzling red Saab convertible.She's...
New Research Says Drug Slows Lou Gehrig's Disease
Researchers have reported slowing the decline of patients with Lou Gehrig's disease for the first time, but a prominent specialist has raised questions about the work's validity.The study, made public Monday, showed that daily injections of insulinlike...
New Rules for Brokerages Could Boost No-Load Stocks
The rules have changed for everyone who keeps a brokerage account.When you put in an order to buy or sell, you now have to close the transaction in just three business days, down from five days formerly.This rule covers stocks, bonds and mutual funds...
Night and Day
Today</P><P>Al-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics, will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2800 West Elm Street, St. Charles.</P><P>Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon, 6 and 8 p.m. at the 212 Club,...
No Ax to Grind Nearly a Budget Casualty, Gilkey Now Money Player
If you're waiting for an "I told you so," pull up a chair. You're in for a long wait.Bernard Gilkey is batting .344 with eight home runs and 32 runs batted in. He has been the best player on a busted roster since the season began. He has been a reason...
No Talks Set for Bottler, Teamsters Pepsi Strike Enters 5th Week; Dispute to Federal Mediator
Warrenton Products Inc. and striking members of Teamsters Local 303 have no date set to resume negotiations as the strike against the Pepsi-Cola bottler enters its fifth week.Mike Deckman, secretary-treasurer and principal officer of Local 303, said...
Obituaries
John Kern</P><P>John Kern, 67, of St. Peters, died Friday (June 9, 1995) of natural causes at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Kern was retired. He had been employed for 25 years as a driver for McDonnell...
Oldani Finalist for Rockwood Job Superintendent with District 25 Years; Board Aware He `Was Looking'
The announcement that Superintendent John Oldani of the Francis Howell School District was a candidate for the top post in the Rockwood School District came as no surprise to board members."John had indicated to the board several months back that he...
Old Monroe Uses the Long Ball to Down Pirates 14-4 the West League Leader Had Five Home Runs for Victory
The Old Monroe team of the East Missouri Baseball Association used the long ball Sunday afternoon."When you're playing Old Monroe, you just can't afford to make mistakes," Portage Pirates player/manager Vic Scheiter said. "Up and down the lineup, Old...
People
Singer COURTNEY LOVE spent Sunday night in a hospital in Seattle, recovering from what appeared to be an overdose of a prescription drug.Medics were sent to her home in Seattle in response to a call listed as a drug overdose, a fire department spokeswoman...
Pro Hoops, Cba Style, Could Arrive with Arena
Pop quiz: Name the world's oldest pro hoops league.If you said the Continental Basketball Association, you probably also know that the CBA is the professional home of Melvin Booker of Mizzou and 7-footer Melvin Robinson of St. Louis University.If a proposed...
Readers' Letters Flood My Mailbox, Provoke Thoughts
TODAY'S COLUMN comes from you, the readers.I enjoy receiving your letters. I find many of them thought-provoking. Like most people, I continue to grow, and such letters help me grow. But letters are just like people: some are helpful, some are insulting,...
Riding the Rails, Slowly but Surely
KETC's Jim Kirchherr escorts viewers from Kansas City to St. Louis on the train in "Missouri by Rail" (8:05 p.m. Wednesday on Channel 9), a pledge-drive special that boasts of taking a few detours "off the beaten tracks."On the train, Kirchherr chats...
Riverside Animals Moving near Homes
Wild animals might take their summer vacations in your backyard this year.Foxes, groundhogs, coyotes and other small wildlife that usually live along riverbanks were flooded out of their homes this spring. People living near the Mississippi, the Missouri...
Rockets' Horry No Longer Worries; When Shot's There, He Takes It
Houston forward Robert Horry could shoot when he came into the league three years ago. But he was reluctant to.With teammates such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Otis Thorpe, all Horry wanted to do was get the ball to them."I was neglecting my game," Horry said.That's...
Safe on a Wing and a Prayer
Capt. Scott O'Grady says he survived his ordeal in the Bosnian woods because he loves God and God loves him. This assertion must have unnerved the Bosnian Serbs since they not only love God, but it is in his name - and with the blessing of their church...
Simon, Moseley-Braun Support Durbin for Senator in Illinois
Both U.S. senators from Illinois - Paul Simon and Carol Moseley-Braun - on Monday threw their weight behind Rep. Richard J. Durbin, D-Springfield, to be Simon's successor.The formal endorsement from Simon had been expected sooner or later. Durbin was...
Simpson's Prosecutors Won't Call Pathologist
Prosecutors sprang a surprise in O.J. Simpson's trial Monday, announcing they will not call as a witness the pathologist who made dozens of mistakes in the autopsies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.And as the victims' families marked the first...
Some Big Plans for Little Arena Earth City Facility Could House Hockey, Basketball
As the father of two youngsters, Frank Trulaske is on the lookout for family sporting events.Trulaske, 46, is a lifelong St. Louisan, which means he hates paying to park. He has a son, 9, and a daughter, 2 1/2, and he knows how expensive tickets have...
Sorry, Honey, the Chores Will Simply Have to Wait Group Calls for `Ozone Action Days' to Keep Air Clean
A regional anti-pollution group wants you to be ready to make a few adjustments whenever the St. Louis area is headed for a bad-air day.The idea is to have people ready to limit their production of air pollutants whenever they hear a public warning of...
Sorry, Honey, the Chores Will Simply Have to Wait Partnership Calls for `Ozone Action Days' to Keep Air in Region Clean Enough for Latest Federal Guidelines
A regional anti-pollution group wants you to be ready to make a few adjustments whenever the St. Louis area is headed for a bad-air day.The idea is to have people ready to limit their production of air pollutants whenever they hear a public warning of...
Sports Shorts
NBA Labor Talks Resume With Lockout Threatened</P><P>The National Basketball Association's threat of a lockout sent the league and its players union back to the bargaining table to discuss a long-delayed labor deal. Simon Gourdine, executive ...
Sports Shorts
NBA Labor Talks Resume With Lockout Threatened</P><P>The National Basketball Association's threat of a lockout sent the league and its players union back to the bargaining table to discuss a long-delayed labor deal. Simon Gourdine,...
Spotlight
Robert and Joyce Bowman of St. Peters celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party at the Holiday Inn in St. Peters, given by their children, family and friends. The couple was married March 10, 1945, in San Diego, Calif. They have...
Statisticians Admit Error on Smith
Lee Smith of the California Angels, who was reported to have set a record with saves in 16 consecutive appearances Sunday at Baltimore, still needs one more to match the mark he set two years ago, according to three record-keeping companies.The Elias...
Surprise: O.J. Prosecutors Won't Call Pathologist
Prosecutors sprang a surprise in O.J. Simpson's trial Monday, announcing they will not call as a witness the pathologist who made dozens of mistakes in the autopsies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.And as the victims' families marked the first...
Suspect's Brother Had Bomb Idea, FBI Told Informer Tells of Conversation from 1988
James Nichols, whose brother is charged in the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, talked about blowing up the building with a "megabomb" seven years ago, an FBI informer said.Nichols even drew a diagram of the nine-story building and produced a...
Tell Jodie Ms. Netsch Is Ready for Her Close-Up
Dawn Clark Netsch, who was walloped by Gov. Jim Edgar in last fall's election, and Lynn Martin, a former secretary of labor, soon may battle to be president of the United States.Well, sort of.Netsch and Martin are auditioning for the role of president...
The Halifax Agenda
The time has come once again for the annual economic summit of the leaders of the so-called G-7 countries, the world's major industrial powers - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan. At this year's meeting, for a change,...
These Days, the Product Is Bush at Busch
A decade ago a transplanted baseball junkie was absorbing his first Cardinals game at Busch Stadium.A home batter grounded out to second base, and the big red bowl full of Cardinals fans clapped. Huh?The meaning soon seeped through.The Cards had a leadoff...
Tighter Policy on Tax Help to Developers Is Reviewed Statement Would Limit Time for Tif; Penalties Specified If Builders Fail
The St. Charles City Council is reviewing a policy statement spelling out the circumstances under which developers would get taxpayer help.If council members approve the policy today, it would limit the time the city would provide help to a developer...
Trade Winds from Beer to Ribs, Small Companies Target Japanese Consumers
IN THE SHADOW of Japan's sacred, snow-tipped Mount Fuji sits an elegant version of the American log cabin, an import from Lynn Gastineau's mills and the oak forests of the Missouri Bootheel.In upscale hair salons farther west in Okayama, the hand-painted...
Trading Places: Tips on T-Plus-3
Brokerage firms are becoming more like banks, offering checks and even credit cards that let you draw on your cash or borrow against your margin account.But is the cash kept at your broker's as safe as at the bank?And how about your stock certificates?...
Triple Winner Leads Cyclones Midgets, Bantams Stand out in Jets Invitational Meet
The Cyclones, a St. Charles County track and field club, participated in the Jets Invitational earlier this month at Herculaneum High School.Trey Albridge, who competes in Midget Boys (age 11-12) led the team with first-place finishes in the 800-meter...
Two Heavyweights Pull Their Punches
We're not far apart," said Speaker Newt Gingrich."In general, I would agree," said President Bill Clinton.That's the way it goes when two combative politicians are determined to out-niceguy each other. They wore pillows on their fists.At their joint...
Ue May Soon Cut Electric Rates Utility Wants Missouri to Reduce Regulations in Bid to Boost Profits
Electric customers could soon see smaller bills from Union Electric Co. because of a rate-decrease proposal before Missouri utility regulators.Under a plan filed Monday with the Missouri Public Service Commission, the typical residential customer would...
U.N. Convoy Dodges Serbian Guns to Deliver Flour to Bosnia
The United Nations defied Serbian guns Monday and braved a run into Sarajevo to bring the besieged city enough flour for a day's bread.But U.N. officials stressed that they would be unlikely to use force to get aid to the hungry as long as Serbs continue...
U.S., North Korea Draft Pact on Providing Nuclear Reactors
The United States and North Korea have drafted an agreement to provide modern nuclear reactors to the communist nation, U.S. officials said Monday. The move clears a major hurdle toward dismantling the atomic arsenal that North Korea is suspected of...
Volleyball Has Hold on Folkl Olympic Ambitions Probably Demand Year-Round Play
Kristin Folkl might have heard the question almost every day at St. Joseph's Academy: Volleyball or basketball? Which do you love the most?Others continued to seek the answer during her freshman year at Stanford. "You're not going to hear it out of my...
Walks Down Memory Lane Reunions Evoke Positive Images, Provide Psychological Perspective
The secret of the tears-to-the-eyes laughter and the couldn't-get-a-word-in-edgewise conversation at Hazel Murphy's luncheon for her "girls"?Memories.Hazel's girls - that is what the women, all in their 70s and 80s, call themselves - worked for Murphy...
Wells Is Swell in Tigers' 6-1 Win
David Wells held the New York Yankees hitless for 5 2/3 innings before finishing with a four-hitter in 8 2/3 innings, and Juan Samuel homered for the third time in as many games in Detroit's 6-1 victory Monday night.Wells (3-3), the subject of trade...
White House Honors Rescued U.S. Pilot Clinton Salutes O'grady, Family at Feast
Sudden fame has its privileges, and for Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady one of them is better food. And, it's fair to assume, better company to eat it with.The pilot who a week ago was surviving on grass and ants after being shot down in Bosnia dined Monday...
White House Honors Rescued U.S. Pilot Clinton Salutes O'grady, Family at Feast
After lunch with his commander in chief - no ants on the menu - Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady was treated to a hero's welcome Monday at the Pentagon."Basher 52, it's good to have you home," President Bill Clinton said at the White House as he welcomed...
Wreck Victim's Giving Lives on Blood Drive Is Set Thursday to Honor `Important Person'
Tim Hill's capacity for giving is living on.Hill, 28, was active in St. Charles community and social service organizations. He died in March in an auto accident near Godfrey.He belonged to alumni associations at four schools. He had been a volunteer...
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