St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from December 14, 1995

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2 Churches Adopt City Public School
Third-grader Nikita Henson offered the greeting and hope. Former Sen. John C. Danforth presented the challenge.The occasion was the announcement Wednesday of the first partnership of two churches and a city public school through InterACT-St. Louis, a...
A Dazzling Holiday Dozen
Forget the pear tree--here are 12 great things to do with the ones you treasure.Exactly 12 days remain until Christmas. GET OUT decided to make the most of this opportunity and offer you entertainment suggestions for each day leading up to the big event....
Admission Requirements
Here's a glimpse at NCAA admissions requirements, which change from Prop 48 guidelines to Prop 16 guidelines in 1996; at Missouri's admissions policy; and at the policies of some Big 12 Conference schools:NCAAProp 48 minimums: 2.0 grade-point average,...
A Feast Mostly for the Eyes
If any restaurant in St. Louis evokes the holiday spirit, it has to be the restaurant at the Cheshire Inn. Walking into the dining room is like walking into the pages of a Charles Dickens novel, maybe even "A Christmas Carol."After all, what could be...
A Great Light No Dreary December for Neighborhoods around Area Sporting Holiday Displays
December - called by poet John Keats "that drear nighted" month - has been transformed into electrical brilliance in neighborhoods throughout St. Charles County.Millions of multicolored lights are beginning to illuminate elaborate displays open to the...
Album Reviews
The Best of UB40UB40 (Virgin)A double-disc compilation that is heavy on Chrissie Hynde cameos, light on the band's early roots-dub sound. After fifteen years of recording, the reggae-popsters fill half of this "best of" with cover tunes. I guess the...
Al Green
Reviews from across the country of Al Green, who performs with Betty Wright at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 at The Fox Theatre.(New York) Daily News(May 22, 1995):You never know what you're going to get at an Al Green concert. Famous for his brief sets, broken...
All Aboard: Army Will Go to Bosnia by Train
TO MOVE ITS high-tech tanks into Bosnia, the Army is falling back on the same technology it used in the Civil War - the train."The train is a tremendously efficient way to move heavy equipment," says Jim Matthews, director of the research center at...
A Lucky New Year?
Want to see what kind of luck 1996 will bring you? Then you might be interested in checking out one of the New Year's Eve plans offered by area casinos. Here's a quick rundown on some of the packages: *****Come On DownThe Admiral...
A Murderer's Wish Serial Killer Asked Florida Detective to Scatter Ashes in Gulf
Serial killer Anthony LaRette had one request when he last met with detective Patricia Juhl: that she scatter his ashes from a pier overlooking the Gulf of Mexico after his execution.Two weeks later, on Nov. 29, the state of Missouri gave LaRette a deadly...
Angel of Mercy Doctor Plans to Spend Christmas in Bosnia
DR. SHARON FREY has picked an unusual place to spend Christmas vacation: a war zone filled with sick refugees.The infectious disease expert at St. Louis University School of Medicine is flying today to Bihac, Bosnia, where she will manage an immunization...
Art Reviews
A Bridge To Unexpected Pleasures</P><P>Two bodies of work at Duane Reed Gallery use natural materials to widely different effects. Jim Leedy builds ceramic sculptures that exploit clay so they seem to be great heaving creatures, irregular...
A Slot Pot That's Fattening for Christmas
The Vicarious Bettor plays off a $100 stake provided by his employer. Each month he wagers a portion of that amount and reports the results here.The game: $1 Red, White and Blue progressive slots.The session: 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Casino St. Charles.Slot...
A Trivial Gap in Dollars, a Big Difference in Principle
Michael Kelly's summary of the Medicare budget battle in a recent New Yorker article underscores the relatively small dollar gap between the contested positions: "The Clinton administration's own budget proposals for the next seven years call for nearly...
Austen's Modern Sensibilities
"SENSE AND SENSIBILITY" Rating: PG. Running time: 2:15.</P><P>THE best romantic comedy of the year was also the best romantic comedy of 1811.</P><P>If you think you don't like period pieces, think again.</P><P>"Sense...
A Victory for Decency and Fairness
About this time last year, while shopping at my neighborhood supermarket, I would pass by a little red kettle without obliging the enthusiastic, bell-ringing attendant with an offering of spare change or dollar bills. "Bah humbug," I thought as I sauntered...
Balancing Act: Both Sides Agree to Start `Serious' Budget Talks Friday
After more than two weeks of false starts, congressional Republicans said Wednesday night that "serious negotiations" toward a balanced budget would begin Friday with the White House and continue uninterrupted through the weekend."We have a long way...
Ball Gowns, Velvet Are Top Holiday Looks
CHRISTMAS TREES aren't going to be the only things trimmed in style this season.Holiday dressing for women is big, big, big.Satin and shine.Glitter.Glamour. The color red.And velvet. Lots of velvet.And would you believe ball gowns? Not just for the...
Besieged Balkan: `We Are So Tired" Treaty Signing Will Ease, Not End Family's Many Hardships
The Bosnia peace treaty set for signing today in Paris offers hope for a better life for those who have weathered Europe's worst war since World War II.But for families like the Ovcinas of Sarajevo, "better" is a relative term."Better" means that Edhem...
Best Bets
Best Bets for the week of Dec. 14-20:FridayOliver Lake Sextet: The renowned jazz saxophonist and composer returns home to St. Louis to premiere a new work at the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School, 560 Trinity in U. City. The 8 p.m. performance,...
Best Time for Pruning Is Now but Make Sure Blade Is Sharp to Get the Most Optimum Result
There is an old gardening adage that the best time to prune is when your blade is sharp. A blade should indeed be sharp; a messy, mashed-up cut invites the entry of fungi and insects. But some times are better than others to cut and trim. Between now...
Black Gum Trees Need Acidic Ground to Thrive
Q: Do black gum trees all produce fruit or must there be both male and female trees present? What type of soil is best for success? I understand this tree is good for song birds.A: Most black gums (Nyssa sylvatica) are either male or female, but a...
Black-Tie Elegance Returns to Vogue
THERE ARE theories that casual Friday dressing is coloring the way men get duded up for black-tie events.One is that dressed-down office days have led to more casual styles in tuxedo dressing. The other is that men are tiring of the no-tie look at work,...
Boeing Strikers Approve Contract 69-Day Walkout Took Toll on Jet Deliveries
Striking Machinists union members approved a new Boeing Co. contract Wednesday, ending their 69-day walkout and clearing the way for a resumption of normal aircraft production.After daylong voting, the tally was 87 percent in favor of the offer. Approval...
Books on Tape
"SABBATH'S THEATER" A novel by Philip Roth (12 hours, unabridged, Dove Audio, $49.95)</P><P>Is puppeteer Mickey Sabbath an eloquent artist of epic proportions or nothing more than a depraved old man who sees life as a blur except for...
Bower Vine Has Mighty Fine Fruit
Who would have thought that such a delectable fruit could have been hidden among those leaves? The bower vine (Actinidia arquta) has been strictly an ornamental in the almost 100 years that it has been grown in the United States.Yet within the green,...
Briefs
NATION WEST COAST STORMS Many Areas Remain Without Power</P><P>Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in northern California, Washington and Oregon remained in the dark Wednesday, long after powerful storms released their grip...
Briefs
NATION WEST COAST STORMS Many Areas Remain Without Power Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in northern California, Washington and Oregon remained in the dark Wednesday, long after powerful storms released their grip on the West Coast.</P><P>"Not...
Briefs
MISSOURI SPRINGFIELD, MO. Judge Dismisses Suit Trying To Stop Troops</P><P>A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit filed against President Bill Clinton by a man who sought to prevent additional U.S. troops from being sent...
Briefs
SPRINGFIELD, MO. Judge Dismisses Suit Trying To Stop Troops</P><P>A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit filed against President Bill Clinton by a man who sought to prevent additional U.S. troops from being sent to Bosnia.</P><P>U.S....
Brother Burke Searches for Truth in Stats
Forty years ago, Jim Burke of St. Louis answered a calling to become a monk."Forty fast years," he said, his grin lighting up the visitor's room at his home in the Redemptorist Church complex in Kansas City. "And they're going faster every year."Blame...
Check on Medications Is a Must for Elderly
Dear Dr. Donohue: My brother, 76, has been hospitalized because of an old car accident. When we visit him, he seems senile. He is never out of his bed. We tell doctors and nurses he was never this way at home. They say he is just senile. Yet when we...
Chinese Dissident Gets 14-Year Term after Quick Trial Harsh Sentence Draws Immediate Protests from West
China's most influential democracy activist was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prison - the most severe punishment imposed on a critic of China's Communist rulers since 1989.After a trial that lasted less than five hours, Wei Jingsheng, 45, was convicted...
`Christmas Forest' Is Labor of Love for Couple
Every other year at Christmastime, Kurt and Brenda Kohlbrecher of Trenton convert the warehouse at their Perm-A-Green Lawn & Landscape Co. into "The Enchanted Christmas Forest."Thousands of St. Louis area residents tour the elaborate display each weekend....
Clinton's Rhetoric Disguises Surrender
When President Bill Clinton vetoed the balanced budget sent to him by the Republican Congress, he said, with particular reference to changes the budget would have made in entitlement programs, that the budget threatened "commitments that we all have...
Coffey Breaks New Ground for Detroit
Paul Coffey became the first National Hockey League defenseman with 1,000 career assists and the Detroit Red Wings spoiled Bob Probert's return to Joe Louis Arena with a 3-1 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Blackhawks.Coffey, whose drop pass...
Commissioner's Wife Refuses Job amid Ethics Panel's Concerns
Missouri Education Commissioner Bob Bartman disagrees with a state Ethics Commission ruling that kept his wife from getting a part-time job with some ties to the department Bartman leads.But Bartman said Wednesday that he and his wife, Karen, will abide...
Congress Funds Bosnia Mission
The Senate gave grudging endorsement Wednesday to deployment of U.S. troops to help keep the peace in Bosnia. But reflecting the deep divisions on Capitol Hill, the House voted to express "serious concerns and opposition" to President Bill Clinton's...
Convenience Store Murder Case Declared a Mistrial Prosecutor Said Accomplice Was as Guilty as Shooter
A first-degree murder trial for a Washington Park man accused of fatally shooting a night clerk in a convenience store holdup ended Wednesday night in a mistrial.The shooting at the Belleville Convenient Food Mart occurred last year.In her closing argument,...
`Cool Ditz' Doubles Fun in Her Roles as Twins
'Friends' When: 7 p.m. tonight Where: Channel 5</P><P>SOMEONE on the set of "Friends" has a headache, and Lisa Kudrow pauses before rehearsal to listen to the symptoms. "There is no such thing as an allergy headache," she says, gravely....
Council Supports Airport Expansion Airliner Noise Would Move Further West
The Jennings City Council passed a resolution Monday night in support of Lambert Field's plan to expand westward through Bridgeton.Municipalities east of the airport are more densely populated and already have been markedly affected by noise, says Jennings...
County's $100,000 Could Boost Material Recovery Facility Plans
St. Louis County is likely to provide a $100,000 boost toward the first material recovery facility in the county.The money would be used to pay for a paper sorter at the facility now under construction in Earth City. Resource Management, the owner,...
Cracking a Hard Nut Reconstructing a Classic Ballet for the Ice Takes Imagination and Inspiration
Transforming a ballet danced on a stage to an arena ice show kept Simone Grigorescu up late thinking for many nights.Mostly, what had her worried was the audience: the ice production would have to be executed so that everyone in the vast setting would...
D'amato Won't Relent in Pursuit of Whitewater Papers
The chairman of the Senate Whitewater Committee urged his colleagues Wednesday to enforce subpoenas for documents the Clinton administration has refused to turn over to investigators.Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., said as many as five documents were being...
Day by Day
TODAY MALL PERFORMANCES - The Body Shoppe Dance and Gymnastic Center will perform at 7 p.m. and the Artiste School of Dance at 8 p.m. at Mid Rivers Mall, St. Peters. SANTA PHOTOS - Santa Claus will be available for wish-taking and photographs...
Deaths Elsewhere
VIVIAN BLAINE, 74, who played Miss Adelaide, the long-suffering, perpetually engaged chorus girl, in the Broadway and movie versions of "Guys and Dolls," died Saturday (Dec. 9, 1995) at Beth Israel Hospital in New York.Miss Blaine also starred on Broadway...
Defense Bill Negotiations Conclude; Veto Likely
House and Senate negotiators completed work Wednesday on a defense bill that would add billions to weapons programs.The $264.7 billion defense authorization bill calls for a slight increase over last year's spending but would add $7 billion to what President...
Designers Compete at the Dinner Table
CALVIN KLEIN has been in hot water lately over his controversial clothing and underwear advertisements, but people flocking to his new flagship store on Madison Avenue in Manhattan are undeterred.One recent afternoon, many of them barely gave a nod to...
Development Plan on Old Manchester Mainly Small-Town
Wildwood officials hope to draft a plan for developing a town center on old Manchester Road near its intersection with Highway 109. The development, officials say, will not be strip type malls and stores, but a commercial and residential area similar...
Drugs, Phones Help Dow Hurdle Milestone
Stocks rose to records Wednesday on expectations that earnings will expand fast enough in 1996 to extend the yearlong rally in stock prices.A host of drug and health-care stocks gained after Merck & Co. told analysts its pipeline of new products remains...
Earmarked Sales Tax Yields More Capital Improvements
More capital-improvements projects in Manchester are budgeted in 1996 than this year because of the sales tax earmarked for those items.Some of this year's capital-improvements projects were delayed because officials were unsure, due to litigation, if...
Edgar Signs Measure to Disclose Sex Offenders
Gov. Jim Edgar signed a measure into law Wednesday that allows public disclosure of people convicted of sexually abusing children.The sweeping legislation also toughens penalties for crimes against children; gives some businesses authority to monitor...
Faster Than a Flying French Fry
Who's the fastest of the fast food? The GET OUT staff took out the stop watches last Thursday and timed the following rest-aurants at lunch hour. The clock started when the order was placed and ended when the driver had food in hand. We did not control...
Fate of Hanley Road Rests with Aldermen Savings, Benefits of County Maintenance Attractive
The Clayton Board of Aldermen wants to know whether it may raise certain fees without a public vote.At issue are increases in parking and planning fees which have fallen below those charged by other municipalities, says City Manager Steven Hoffner.Hoffner...
Fatigue Can Be as Deadly as Liquor
Ah, to sleep, perchance to dream - but not at the wheel of a 10-ton truck or behind the throttle of a jet.The National Transportation Safety Board and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration held a conference recently to examine whether their...
Feeders Are Definitely for the Birds in Winter
JUST BECAUSE winter is on the wing doesn't mean you can't take pleasure from your own back yard. Shorter days and cooler temperatures (in some cases, downright cold) may force you indoors, but a few strategically placed bird feeders will attract a backyard...
Film Briefs
Opening-night ShuffleThe first two weekends in December have been relatively benign in the movie campaigns, with only one big studio film-- "Father of the Bride: Part II"--marshaling the nerve to compete against the heavy hitters of Thanksgiving, such...
Fine Fiddle: UCLA Hails Return of Stradivarius
UCLA threw a party for a long-lost violin this week.To commemorate the homecoming of the 263-year-old Stradivarius that had been missing since 1967, Alexander Treger, the concert master of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, played a Bach partita on the rare...
Fior Is Flying in Tree Debate: Live vs. Fake
CHRISTMAS trees: should they be live or fake?The great tree debate joins religion, sex and politics as one of those hot-button topics. Not that it ever has been an even fight, mind you.When fake trees appeared in the 1960s, some embraced this weird,...
Firefighter Wannabe, 19, Blazes Lanes for State-Record 866 Series
There was no need for alarm recently when Berkeley's Travis Carr was setting Strike 'N Spare Lanes on fire.Carr, who wants to be a firefighter, was torching the lanes, not the house. He bowled the best three-game series by a youth bowler ever in Missouri...
Firm Wants Metrolink at College's Doorstep
A firm overseeing the extension of MetroLink into Illinois is backing a plan that would take the tracks to the doorstep of Belleville Area College's main campus on Carlyle Road.The firm, STV/Booker, is urging the Bi-State Development Agency to revise...
Floor It, Smash It, Buy It Computer & Video Games Title: Destruction Derby Format: Sony Playstation Publisher: Psygnosis Price: $59.99 Ages: 11 and Up
Finally! Even though it always takes a while for game developers to figure out how to take advantage of a new hardware system, it's still disappointing when the first few games out aren't that great.But Destruction Derby is the first PlayStation game...
Folkl Ready for 'Final' Exam Stanford Hopes St. Louisan Will Help Bring Title
Kristin Folkl's streak has stretched to 12. She has reached possibly the biggest decision of her life.And things might get even better for America's best teen-age volleyball player.Folkl, from St. Joseph's Academy, and Belleville West-graduate Marnie...
French Premier Meets Demand of Strikers, Shelves Reform Plan
Premier Alain Juppe Wednesday scrapped plans to revamp the French railway system, thus meeting the main demand of railroad workers whose strike has crippled the nation.Unions reacted coolly to Juppe's concessions. The railroad unions voted Wednesday...
Glitter Alert: It's Time to Deck Those Halls, Worldwide
SURELY, YOU'RE all ready for Christmas by now, and is it not wondrous how, the very morning after Thanksgiving, street decorations blind your eyes in all their glitter, holiday froufrou clogs the aisles at department stores, carols blast forth from the...
Head of Firm Bidding for State Pact Is under Inquiry
The state Department of Public Aid is negotiating a lucrative computer services contract with one of its former directors who left that job and one in Florida under a cloud of controversy.Gregory Coler, head of Transactive Corp., based in Austin, Texas,...
Hear Here
Points EastSarah Clark, morning D.J. at The Point, is going the way of that station's erstwhile program director, Jim McGuinn."Jim's basically restocking radio station WDRE in Philadelphia, where he's now the program director. And he asked me to join...
He Gave Tips to Elvis Webster U. Instructor Worked with Titans of Early Rock 'N' Roll
Although producer-engineer Bill Porter is currently teaching a rock 'n' roll history course at Webster University, he isn't your typical professor-type. He doesn't have a lot of fancy academic titles behind his name. But in historical terms, Por-ter's...
His Own Work Brings Down `Urban 101'
`THEY CAUGHT Urban 101," a South Side neighbor told me.She didn't need to say anything else. The supreme tagger in the city - and maybe the county - had been brought low.The kid had painted and marked his spiky "Urban 101" on walls, stop signs and Dumpsters...
Hollywood's Novel Ideas
When it comes to adapting the work of dead authors, the film industry likes to do things in bunches.Two years ago, Edith Wharton was hot: Martin Scorsese filmed "The Age of Innocence," PBS aired "Ethan Frome," and "The Children" was released on video.This...
Hot Gifts from the Web Christmas Shopping for Those Who Live Dangerously
You've made your list.You've checked it twice.You know who's been naughty and who's been nice.The only questions left are, what do you get for those folks who've been naughty AND nice and will there be enough to share? Let's face it: the perfect gift...
House Extends Mining Freeze to Get Approval for Interior Bill
The House, struggling to complete work on spending bills, approved a $12.1 billion measure Wednesday covering public lands and natural resources that had been reworked to meet White House requirements.By a 244-181 vote, the House accepted a revised House-Senate...
It Coos, It Cries- Then You Zap It
From the what-will-they-think-of-next department: Ivy Video, an outfit in Asheville, N.C., has proudly announced the no-maintenance child of the future. It seems the bold visionaries at Ivy have achieved a startling breakthrough in modern parenting.For...
It's Working New Program Aiming to Prevent Dropouts Expanding
Hazelwood School District's Ombudsman Program, which opened in September to rescue students from dropping out of school, has become so popular that it will expand to a second site.Fifty students attend classes at the Ombudsman Learning Center in Florissant;...
Jordan's Magic Beats Orlando
Michael Jordan avenged a poor performance against Anfernee Hardaway in their last meeting, outscoring the young Orlando star 36-26 Wednesday night as the Chicago Bulls defeated the Magic 112-103 in Chicago.Orlando probably played its last game without...
Judge Narrows Arguments for Desegregation Won't Hear Charges of Bias against Transfer Students
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that he will consider housing segregation at a hearing on the future of the St. Louis school desegregation case.But U.S. District Judge George F. Gunn Jr. said he will allow only limited evidence on student achievement...
Kansas City, Kan., District Oks End to Busing Board Wants to Return to Neighborhood Schools
The Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education has adopted a five-year plan calling for an end to the busing of elementary school children to achieve racial balance.The district wants to return the eight elementary schools involved in desegregation busing...
Killer Asked Detective to Scatter Ashes in Gulf
Serial killer Anthony LaRette had one request when he last met with detective Patricia Juhl: that she scatter his ashes from a pier overlooking the Gulf of Mexico after his execution.Two weeks later, on Nov. 29, the state of Missouri gave LaRette a deadly...
Kimberly-Clark to Cut 6,000 Jobs
Kimberly-Clark Corp. said it will cut 6,000 jobs by next summer and sell as many as 12 plants, moving to reap the benefits of Tuesday's $9.4 billion acquisition of Scott Paper Co.Kimberly-Clark Chairman Wayne Sanders told investors and analysts that...
Less Than One-Third of Tickets for Tyson-Mathis Jr. Bout Sold
Promoter Don King said he is unconcerned that tickets for Saturday night's heavyweight fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Mathis Jr. in the Spectrum are moving slowly. He's also hopeful a Philadelphia-area blackout of Fox's telecast of the bout can...
Long List for Santa in Quest to Attain Really Average Golf
Dear Santa:I know it's been a while, but perhaps you remember me. I was the one who asked for the George Crowe-model glasses some years back. I was under the impression you had to wear glasses and bat lefthanded, like Big George, to pinch-hit in the...
Lots of Boom for the Bucks
Christmas crowds got you itching for a little vicarious mayhem? Two big-screen action flicks are newly released on video this week; here's what Post-Dispatch movie critics thought of them when they premiered on the big screen.JUDGE DREDDRating: R for...
Main Library Buys Nearby Building for Expansion
The St. Louis Main Library downtown plans to move some special services to a building next door and use the 83-year-old granite landmark for its original franchise of books and periodicals.The city Library Board on Wednesday bought the Farm Credit Building,...
Majerus Helping Friends with New Title: Ex-Mayor
Janet Majerus spent Tuesday gently correcting friends and neighbors who called her mayor."That's ex-mayor," Majerus said as she fielded phone calls and visitors at her two-story brick house on the edge of Forest Park Parkway in University City.As soon...
Mayor Bosley Solicits Funds for City Party 350 Letters Request Cash for Employee Bash
Over the past week, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s office has sent out about 350 letters on official stationery asking area businesses and individuals to help pay for a Christmas party for city employees.Donors are told to make their contribution checks...
Mayor Resigns Early Killoren Opts to Leave before Official Term Ends
Crestwood Mayor Pat Killoren has cut short her political career. She will leave office on Dec. 31 rather than serve until her term expires in April.Alderman Richard D. Labore will be mayor until the April election. Alderman James Brasfield, 1st Ward,...
Memc Thinks Ratings Explain Heavy Trading
MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. says heavy trading in its stock this week may be a belated reaction to favorable notices from securities analysts and financial publications.MEMC, the nation's leading maker of silicon wafers, hit a new high of $40 a share...
Missouri, Illinois Score Low on Schools
A government report card gave Missouri and Illinois poor grades for their efforts to improve facilities in elementary and secondary schools.The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, released a study Wednesday examining how much...
Morning Briefing
McDonnell Denies New Plane Competes With MD-95 In Asia</P><P>McDonnell Douglas Corp. played down Wednesday a trade journal's report that China and South Korea have chosen the European aircraft maker Aerospatiale to help build a new 100-seat...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
If you posed the street-language question "what's going down, man?" in Punta Gorda, Fla., on Tuesday night, the answer might well have been "Dr. HAROLD REITMAN."The good - well, in the medical world, anyway - doctor pitted his pugilistic skills against...
New Academic Rules Could Level Big 12 Field a Uniform Policy and Limitations Would Help Mu
When University of Missouri athletics officials complain of Mizzou's restrictive admissions standards, they aren't trying to imply that the state school is the Harvard of the Midwest.What they are implying is that their competition, particularly Nebraska...
New Books Offer Nostalgia, Collections
THIS SEASON'S colorful books for giving and getting come in all sizes, from giant coffee-table tomes to pocket-sized volumes. Here, a look at some of the most intriguing:If you've ever wondered - as you were herded onto an overloaded jet - what the...
New College Center Tries to Take Care of Business Director of Grants and Planning to Head Bureau
Jefferson College is offering help to local businesses through its new Business and Technology Center.The center was established this year with the Missouri Department of Economic Development picking up part of the cost.Tom Burke was named director....
New Home Loan Program Helps Disabled State's Experimental Plan Lets Couples Who Couldn't Otherwise Purchase Units
Not long after Cathy and Jeff Hayden got married, they decided they'd had enough of apartment living and applied for a home loan. What they got was a lecture on loan guidelines and a polite no.The Haydens are developmentally disabled - retarded, to use...
New Mayor Not Wasting Any Time
University City Mayor Joseph Adams Jr. spent Tuesday at his desk, adjusting to the post he received the night before."I'm getting caught up on the stack of papers on the desk," Adams said. "I'm being brought up to speed."Adams said he was shocked by...
New Tax District May Not Include Grocery, Penney's
The St. Charles City Council is inclined to go along with a proposal by Pace Properties Inc. not to include the Schnucks Market and the J.C. Penney store within a special taxing district that would help finance improvements at the St. Charles Center.Council...
Non-Violins Outcome Settlement Returns Stradivarius to UCLA after Long Hiatus
UCLA threw a party for a long-lost violin this week.To commemorate the homecoming of the 263-year-old Stradivarius that had been missing since 1967, Alexander Treger, the concert master of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, played a Bach partita on the rare...
Officials Reassess Projects Position
St. Peters city officials said they haven't decided yet whether they will replace special-projects manager Dan Lang, who resigned two weeks ago to become city development director of St. Charles."Whenever there's a vacancy, we take a hard look at the...
On Doctors' Advice, Miller Will Sit out Rest of Season
Chris Miller kept asking in hopes that he'd get the "right" answer from a doctor."I've been trying to call everybody I can to get someone to say, `Yeah, go ahead and play,' " Miller said Wednesday.It never happened. At least two neurosurgeons, Dr. Kim...
ONE PARENT, MANY PROBLEMS RAISING A FAMILY ALONE IS MORE DIFFICULT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Series: 100 Neediest Cases
SINGLE PARENTS have it rougher this Christmas. The cost of day care, an essential for single mothers trying to get off welfare, is rising out of reach for many. Congress has cut off its day-care subsidy to those who pursue education beyond high school...

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