St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 6, 1995

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Ad with `Real' St. Louisans Good for Bronze Medal
A television commercial created and produced for First Banks Inc. by Geile-Rexford Creative Associates featuring "real" people talking about their lives in St. Louis, a Nike commercial showing a shoe-sniffing Dennis Hopper, and a Clairol commercial starring...
African-American Store Gives Culture Top Shelf
The Progressive Emporium is more than a business - it's a cultural enterprise for the African-American community."And we respond to the needs of our community," said Johnson Lancaster, spokesman and former manager of the emporium."The definition of an...
Air Crash Survivors Feel OK before Impact, the Mood Was `Pretty Calm'
Twenty-two hours after crashing a single-engine plane on the roof of a vacant building in St. Louis, Lusingu Mvungi munched on a McDonald's hamburger and reflected on his good fortune to be alive."I'm very lucky," he said Sunday afternoon from his bed...
America's Leaders Fail to Lead
About the aborted Mexican loan guarantees, I feel vaguely Rhett Butlerish. It's not, my dear, that I don't give a damn. It's rather that the collapse of the initiative suggests an even more important matter: the refusal of Congress even to take up the...
Area Florists Are in Peak Petal Period
Yes, you are going to pay more for roses next week on Valentine's Day.But it's not a case of florist price gouging - it's the old iron law of supply and demand, with a vengeance."In general across the United States, the average price is $85 to $90 for...
A Strong Defense against Whom?
The Republicans now in control of Congress have promised to cut federal spending, but they intend to make one big component of the budget - defense spending - even bigger. The GOP Contract With America promises a vote on the "need to ensure a strong...
Bash Helps Fight `Heartbreaking Disease'
Stephen Bradley calls his annual party the "Awesome 400" and says it requires "mandatory fuel stops." The fuel provided is Budweiser and Busch.He held his bash Jan. 27 at the Two Hearts Banquet Center on South Lindbergh Boulevard. Just about everyone...
Big Eight Teams Shedding `Bad Rap,' Earning Respect
If Big Eight Conference women's basketball can maintain its current level, it seems poised to earn the type of notoriety usually reserved for the league's men's program.The conference is starting to gain more recognition than ever. Oklahoma, debuting...
Blackhawks Stay on a Road Roll
Bernie Nicholls scored four goals Sunday as the Chicago Blackhawks topped the Vancouver Canucks 9-4 for their third road win in a row.It was the third career four-goal performance for Nicholls, who also assisted on two goals by Paul Ysebaert.Brent Sutter,...
Board Hopes to Lure Major Store to Center
The Des Peres Board of Aldermen is hoping to draw the first Nordstrom department store in the area to West County Center.Des Peres is eager to attract a new department store to the mall at Interstate 270 and Manchester Road. Although West County Center...
Briefs
ARIZONA More Agents Assigned To BorderPresident Bill Clinton ordered 62 border patrol agents to Arizona on Sunday to combat an increase in illegal border crossings that the White House attributed partly to the peso's collapse.Press Secretary Mike McCurry...
Briefs
ARIZONA More Agents Assigned To BorderPresident Bill Clinton ordered 62 border patrol agents to Arizona on Sunday to combat an increase in illegal border crossings that the White House attributed partly to the peso's collapse.Press Secretary Mike McCurry...
Briefs/nation/world
WASHINGTON Dole Ponders Bias-Law Changes</P><P>Senate Republicans are considering revising federal affirmative-action requirements on the ground they may discriminate unfairly against whites, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., ...
Brown to China: Can We Talk? `No Big Deal,' Says China Official
U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown said Sunday that he hoped talks with China would resume soon to avert a trade war over copyrights, patents and trademarks over various goods."We never stop wanting to engage the Chinese and others with whom we are having...
Brown to China: Can We Talk? U.S. Seeks Further Trade Negotiations
U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown said Sunday that he hoped talks with China would resume soon to avert a trade war over copyrights, patents and trademarks over various goods."We never stop wanting to engage the Chinese and others with whom we are having...
Building of Jail Closes Section of Carondelet, Perhaps Permanently
Carondelet Avenue from Bemiston and Central avenues in downtown Clayton closed this week, and it may never reopen.The closing is the latest step in the construction of a 12-story jail at Carondelet and Central and the development of the nearby area.St....
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>John and Mark Lehne have formed Corporate Financial Group, specializing in very personal service for mortgage and home equity loans. Carl W. Lehne, former president of the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis,...
By Fits and Starts, Nhlers Are Rounding into Shape
Success in hockey is measured, in large part, by effort. The teams that exert the most energy, accept and apply the most punishment, "work" hardest and longest often prevail.A maximum effort depends on maximum conditioning. Thus, as the National Hockey...
Chechen Rebels Withstand Hits, Vow to Fight on against Russia
Russian forces laid down more heavy artillery fire Sunday on Grozny, the Chechen capital where separatist forces are still resisting after eight weeks of war.A Russian government statement said the Chechens were still putting up "fierce resistance" in...
Cheesy Baked Potatoes Take Microwave Cooking a Step Further
JUST ABOUT everybody knows how to bake potatoes in the microwave oven.Here's an easy way to take baked potatoes a step further. After baking the potatoes, hollow out the shell. Mix the pulp with cheese and seasonings, then restuff and reheat in your...
Chilling End to Romantic Dinner
CHOCOLATE CAKE may be the obvious choice for a Valentine's Day celebration, but ice cream is much sexier.Put a slice of chocolate cake on a plate and lovers discreetly nibble it.But set out a carton of ice cream: two spoons dive in, uniting, tangling...
Civilian Road to Sarajevo to Open
The Muslim-led government and rebel Bosnian Serbs agreed Sunday to open a road into and out of Sarajevo for civilians, a government official said.In Germany, Bosnian Croats and Muslims agreed to binding arbitration to decide how to smooth over growing...
Clinton Wants Strike in Baseball over Today
Only hours after mediator W.J. Usery said major league baseball players and owners were unlikely to resolve the baseball strike on their own, President Bill Clinton ordered the sides to try for a settlement by this afternoon.Usery said at a news conference...
Coffee Prices and Quality Climb
CALL THE COFFEE situation a case of bad news/good news.The bad news: The freeze this summer in Brazil wiped out almost half of the country's crop and made coffee more expensive.The good news: We'll be drinking a better cup of coffee.For those who buy...
College in the 1st Degree Education Program for Inmates Stirs Debate
Michael Domin entered prison 11 years ago with the reading skills of a third-grader. At age 20, he was sentenced to 25 years for rape, armed violence, deviate sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated battery."I was convinced I would never make anything...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Turley Martin Co. represented parties in these leases:- 27,835 square feet of land at 1001 West Broadway in Centralia, Ill., to the Clean Machine from Rose Holding Co.- 7,600 square feet of retail space at 11756 Olive Boulevard to the Jewish Hospital...
Control Wrapped Up as Accommodation
THERE are a number of people who drive me crazy. I know I'm exaggerating and they really don't drive me crazy, but they do annoy me. No matter what, they won't make a decision. And they won't let me make the decision.Here's one scenario:A friend asks,...
Council Decides to Build New City Hall Will Sit on Corner Lot to Be Purchased
After years of discussion, the O'Fallon City Council has agreed to build a new city hall on a lot the city has agreed to purchase at the corner of West Third Street and South Lincoln Avenue.It will replace the present City Hall at 200 North Lincoln Avenue,...
Course Change: Grant Alters Normandy Schools
THE STUDENTS in Ora Lee Reed's fifth-grade class at Harrison School turned into deer Thursday, then back into people again.The metamorphoses took place during a classroom experiment in which the students played roles as deer to study the impact of a...
Day Care Gets a `C' in Study Only 14 Pct. of Centers Given Rating of `Good'
The majority of the 5 million American children enrolled in child-care centers are receiving mediocre care, according to a study by researchers from four universities.Twelve percent of the children in day-care centers are exposed to hazards to their...
Deaths Baffling after 23 Years
WORDS ON THE flier say "$5,000 REWARD," but it's unclear whether the offer is still good. Even if so, the buying power of a dollar has dropped two-thirds since the sheet was printed.Tipsters are urged to call John Mareas, but he was three sheriffs ago....
Different Opinions of Enola Gay: Then and Now; Reality and `Pc'
IN WASHINGTON, last Monday, the Smithsonian Institution gave in to complaints of veterans and conservative members of Congress and scrapped the script of the Enola Gay exhibition.Two days later, half a world away, conservatives threatened to topple Japan's...
Donahue's Barbecue Beckons
I wouldn't suggest that barbecue lovers are addicted, but give some of them - some of us? - one nice day and they're in search of a fix. The routine is simple. Walk out of the house, lift the nose to the breeze, take a whiff and crank up the car.But...
Donors Write Big Checks Backing Gingrich, Group Conservatives Funded Speaker's Rise from Obscurity
ON HIS MARCH to the House speakership, Newt Gingrich built a multimillion dollar fund-raising machine founded on a core of loyal donors who each invested more than $100,000 in the Georgia Republican.These givers - some fellow conservatives, others with...
Don't Swap Regulations for Monopolies
Proclaiming that "competition, not regulation, is the best way to spur innovation," Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Larry Pressler of South Dakota revealed his new telecommunications deregulation bill. Because it goes much too far toward deregulation,...
Down-Home Sound: `Corny' but Good
They call themselves "Corn." And to a certain extent, this new quartet from the Springfield area does present a "corny" facade.However, the name also invokes one of Illinois' most abundant natural resources. And singer-song writers Linda Gifford and...
Early Start: New Tiger's Tale Began as Tot
Corby Jones, 20 months old, stood enchanted. His parents sat nearby in the office of Dartmouth football coach Joe Yukica, who had handed Corby a keychain to amuse himself.The keychain, though, wasn't the object of his admiration."Coach Yukica was talking...
False Report Leaves Benefits in Its Wake Officials Cite Improved Security, Awareness
Despite the anguish caused in Wentzville by a 16-year-old girl's false report of abduction and assault, school officials see some positive developments from the hoax.For starters, said Wentzville school superintendent Ron Berrey, the district will beef...
Faulk, Afc Run All over Record Book
In still another NFC-AFC blowout, Marshall Faulk turned the tables on the National Football Conference.The Indianapolis Colts' star, the only rookie in the game, staged the most spectacular running show in the quarter-century history of the Pro Bowl...
First Major Storm of Season Leaves Northeast Shivering
The nearly 2 feet of snow that fell across the Northeast in the region's first major winter storm froze solid Sunday, as arctic winds kicked up and temperatures plummeted.The snow that dumped half a foot to 21 inches from Kentucky to Maine on Saturday...
Flambeed Steaks: Fast but Fancy
QUICK! WHAT can you fix for Valentine's Day?That, in essence, was the question we posed in our recipe contest last month. Send us your suggestion for a midweek entree, we said. One that you could put together with little effort after work but which would...
For Crying out Loud Old Rules Die Hard When It Comes to Men Tearing Up
THAD JONES well remembers his reaction when a colleague had a heart attack and dropped dead at work a few months ago, only inches away from him.He cried."We were seated at a table looking toward the front of the room," Jones recalls. "I was not looking...
From the Heart Platelet Donors Honor Memory of Loved Ones - and Save Lives
WHEN Richard Hayden died of leukemia in the spring of 1991, his wife asked that his photograph be set into his headstone at Valhalla Cemetery.Kathy Hayden said she wanted visitors to see more than just a name carved on a block of granite when they passed...
Getting Lab Results: It Can Be a Real Pain
Dear Ann Landers: I'm writing in response to the letter from "On Needles and Pins in Sequim, Wash.," regarding laboratory tests ordered by physicians.The writer wanted to know why doctors, nurses, clinics and labs are so indifferent about informing patients...
Gop Raps Clinton Budget Plan Republicans Say Plan Ignores Hard Choices
The battle lines on President Bill Clinton's $1.61 trillion budget proposal formed Sunday with Republicans attacking Clinton for "taking a walk" on the hard choices needed to control the deficit.The GOP's top budget officials in Congress promised to...
He Discovered Drawbacks of a 401(k) the Hard Way
People with 401(k) accounts and shifty-eyed bosses should heed the tale of Gary K.Gary pumped $14,000 into his 401(k). Now it's gone.Gary used to work for a small technical services company. He quit to take another job, and after a while he asked his...
How to Tame the Blank Page and Win Job Points
People tend to have passionate feelings about writing. About having to do it, I mean. Ask the average person to author, say, a six-page report, and, chances are, he or she will identify strongly with one of the following quotations:"In six pages, I can't...
If You're Looking for Income, Take Stock in Uit Investments
If you like the idea of packaged equity products, like stock mutual funds, you might want to look at unit investment trusts that invest solely in stocks.Unit investment trusts, or UITs, attract billions of dollars each year by offering a way of investing...
Investigation into the Modern FBI
THERE WERE THOSE who thought British producer Diarmuid Jeffreys and writer/director Tony Stark wouldn't be able to make a documentary on the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Even Jeffreys admits now he was naive.In May 1990 he had talked to some "helpful...
Irate Homeowners Oppose Plan That Will Put New Streets in Area
Although they've reached their goal of owning one of those upscale suburban homes that most middle-class Americans only dream about, some residents of Huntleigh Estates are not resting on their laurels.Especially those on Barklage Court and Comstock...
Islamic Group Advancing on Kabul
After nearly three years of stalemated fighting in Afghanistan, a new Islamic faction has emerged with a string of dramatic military victories.The Taliban movement, made up of fundamentalist religious students turned warriors, has been rapidly advancing...
Is Stare Way to Cup Heaven for the Blues?
With the Super Bowl out of the way, I made my first visit to the Keenan Center for a Blues game. And the first thing I noticed is how everyone fears Mike Keenan.It's fascinating. Keenan's reputation clearly preceded him to St. Louis. Keenan enters a...
Jacobsen Ends Bumpy Road with Victory at Pebble Beach
Peter Jacobsen, beset by injuries last season, ended a five-year victory drought Sunday by making seven birdies to overtake playing partner Kenny Perry and win the AT&T National Pro-Am by 2 strokes.Jacobsen's final round of 65 gave him a 17-under 271...
Judge Weighing Decision on Firefighter's Training
A St. Louis County judge is expected to decide this week whether a firefighter from Normandy has to undergo training that his employers claim he's already completed.The firefighter, Albert Calmese Jr., joined the Normandy Fire Protection District last...
Junior Rotc: High Goals, Hopes Program Seeks to Show Students Their Potential, Counter Gangs
Sophomore Precious Williams says she can easily be lost in the crowd."I got tired of it," she says. "I'm not a very good leader, even though I do a lot of things. I wanted to learn."Precious, 15, is one of almost 200 students enrolled in Beaumont High...
`Ketchup Bottle' Fund Approaching the Top Support for Landmark Pours in Thick, Rich
People hoping to preserve the "world's largest ketchup bottle" in Collinsville are pouring it on as their money-raising drive nears its goal."We're on the last leg and going strong," said Judy DeMoisy, chairman of Collinsville's Catsup Bottle Preservation...
Laptop Printing Available in a New, Versatile Form
The laptop computer, as essential for today's business traveler as a briefcase was for yesterday's, is about to become even more versatile.A Youngstown, Ohio, company called The Printer Port Inc. has started to market stand-alone printing stations designed...
League Sets Eyes on Incorporation of Entire County
The St. Louis County Municipal League has adopted its goals for any future boundary commission in the county, and leading the list is total incorporation of the county.A bill that would establish a new boundary commission is pending in the Missouri Senate...
Liberals Flip-Flop on Basic Rights
Liberalism, as embodied today in the Democratic Party and its supporters, is bankrupt in the practical sense, as it is void of fresh and innovative ideas.Before the November election, liberals offered only expanded government programs to solve our social...
Liberals Wage Class Warfare
Not long ago, when someone commented on people who think that doctors make too much money, the wife of a successful physician said: "Where were those people when we were a struggling young couple with two children and $61 in the bank?"Last year, when...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Lowest Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Making Perfect Fudge Is a Sweet Feat
MY GRANDMOTHER is not the best cook in our family (that distinction goes to my aunt Annette, as my grandmother freely admits). But Grammie Ethel does have two or three dishes that have won her an honored place in the family culinary pantheon. The first...
Marquette Knocks off Slumping Cincinnati
No. 23 Cincinnati is in the throes of its longest losing streak in five years after falling to visiting Marquette 59-52 Sundayev.The Golden Eagles (11-7, 3-3 Great Midwest Conference) led the entire game by taking advantage of Cincinnati's poor shooting...
Metro Sports Report
BASEBALL</P><P>Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville will conduct clinic for pitchers and catchers on Saturday, Feb. 18, and three developmental hitting clinics on Wednesday, Feb. 22, Thursday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 26. The...
Metro Sports Report
BASEBALL</P><P>Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville will conduct clinic for pitchers and catchers on Saturday, Feb. 18, and three developmental hitting clinics on Wednesday, Feb. 22, Thursday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 26. The...
Metro Sports Report
BASEBALL</P><P>Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville will conduct clinic for pitchers and catchers on Saturday, Feb. 18, and three developmental hitting clinics on Wednesday, Feb. 22, Thursday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 26. The...
Monday Memo
Even if buffaloes don't have wings, feathers are flying in the Buffalo wing wars."Chicken wings really have become a big business," said BILL ROENIGK, vice president of the NATIONAL BROILER COUNCIL, a trade group.Two pizza chains, PIZZA HUT and DOMINO'S...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers Column
In case you were wondering, Saturday's hat trick by Blues winger BRETT HULL was the 22nd of his nine-year NHL career. That tied for him for third-highest among active players with JARI KURRI of the Los Angeles Kings.In case you were wondering, WAYNE...
Moser Helps Ambush Rally Past Wave
The Ambush on Sunday showed the ability to bear up in what has been a den of frustration.Mark Moser scored three times, including a 2-point goal that was the only scoring in the second half, as the Ambush rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Milwaukee...
Musicians Set to Play for 10th Annual Live Aid Concert at CBC
A couple of generations of musicians will strut their stuff on Feb. 18 at the 10th annual Live Aid concert at Christian Brothers College High School.Students, teachers and alumni aim to put on an entertaining show cemented with a purpose: raising money...
Mussels Threaten Local Fish
The zebra mussel invasion of the region's rivers may be choking off the oxygen supply for fish.That's one conclusion of a report last month by scientists with the Illinois Natural History Survey.The researchers also discovered that a major boom-bust...
Nebraska's Two-Headed Center Holds Sooners to Season-Low 59
Led by alternating centers Mikki Moore and Chris Sallee, Nebraska held No. 24 Oklahoma to a season-low point total in a 71-59 victory Sunday in Lincoln, Neb.Oklahoma (16-5 overall, 3-4 in the Big Eight) shot 36 percent from the field. Moore had 12 points...
Neighborhood Group Opposes Developing, Cites `Sinkhole' Land
The head of a large neighborhood association has warned the St. Louis County Council not to allow a 99-house subdivision on land filled with potential sinkholes.Kenneth E. Smith, president of the Old Jamestown Association, was objecting to a proposal...
Neighbors' Cars Prompt Complaints
About five residents from Brittany Place have complained to Cottleville aldermen about a neighbor.The unidentified family has 12 members and six cars, the residents told the aldermen Thursday night. When all of the cars are parked in front of the house,...
Neighbors Concerned; Zoning Request Tabled
Code changes can't come too soon for some O'Fallon aldermen.In the meantime, they have tabled a zoning request that has upset neighbors in the hope that a compromise might be possible.The request seeks commercial zoning for two acres with a restored...
Newt's Wife: Independent (Elusive) Marianne His Second Spouse Doesn't Fit Stereotype
WHEN Newt Gingrich was agonizing over whether to give up a controversial $4.5-million book advance, he consulted a trusted adviser: his mother-in-law, Virginia Ginther.He told her the decision to forgo the advance was wife Marianne's idea."He said they...
New Vaccine Should Make Shots Easier Doctors Try to Cut Dpt Side Effects
Two-month-old Kelly Gannon of St. Peters got a new vaccine last week to prevent whooping cough then did what most babies do after shots - yowl!More important is what Kelly didn't do: get fever and a red bump on her thigh, lose sleep or become irritable...
Nyet: Leaky Shuttle Told to Stay Back Mir Rendezvous Doubtful
Russian Space Agency officials told the United States Sunday that unless a fuel leak on space shuttle Discovery is stopped, they do not want it to come near their space station.Russian officials insisted that if Discovery's steering jet is squirting...
Officials May Buy Machine to Monitor Area Blasting
The Peerless Park Board of Aldermen is considering buying a seismograph to monitor blasting from explosives.Alderman Mel Sutherland, 1st Ward, said, "We're in a unique position because of the bluffs. When blasting was done behind the Shell station and...
Officials Pondering Position on Rules Governing Paving of Gravel Driveways
To blacktop or not to blacktop -- that may not be the question at all.The question that sparked debate last week among Bridgeton officials is whether homeowners have the right to buy and sell their property with gravel driveways."Ladue permits residents...
O'neal Wins Another Duel with Ewing
Shaquille O'Neal won another personal duel with Patrick Ewing, scoring 41 points and grabbing 15 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to a 103-100 overtime victory Sunday over the visiting New York Knicks.The Magic beat the Knicks for the second time in...
One Life to Live, One Trial to See; Pass the Bonbons
DENISE IS BACK on the stand today.If you have to ask who Denise is, you might as well look for something else in the newspaper to read. Maybe you can find a nice story about unfunded mandates or something.But wait. I shouldn't be so snippy. It's just...
On Prescribing Mind Drugs
Dear Open Mind: In your opinion, do you think medical doctors should be able to prescribe psychotropic or any mind-altering drugs?Counselors, therapists and psychologists are not allowed by law to prescribe psychotropic or mind-altering drugs. Medical...
Orphans Speak out about Experiences
Dear Readers: I asked my readers who had been in an orphanage to share their experiences with me. Did I get letters! Read on:Dear Abby: It was a hot day in August 1946 when I learned that my mom was sending me to a children's home. I was 10, scared to...
Over Hill, over Dale . . . on the Housing Trail
In an office building along Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield, a few urban planners are waiting for the other combat boot to drop.They make up the military installation planning department here of Harland Bartholomew & Associates Inc. - and before long,...
Patients, Insurers Clash Firm Considers Breast-Cancer Treatment `Experimental'
When Jane Sullivan of House Springs discovered last summer that she had breast cancer, she took some comfort in her doctor's words that she had caught it early and that, with aggressive treatment, she had a shot at beating it.Then she learned the bad...
People
Today is BOB MARLEY Day in Jamaica.The 50th anniversary of the birth of Jamaica's most famous son will be officially celebrated in the reggae superstar's homeland.Since Marley's death in 1981, at age 36, the music world and the Rastafarian community...
Planning Commission Hears Petition for Development
The St. Louis County Planning Commission last week heard a petition from Ronald and Kathleen Johnson to build 16 duplexes on roughly three acres at Cliff Cave and Telegraph roads. The Johnsons previously wanted to build Ron's Roller World, a roller-skating...
Planning Group Studies Request for Car Dealership
To the dismay of 800 or so Mehlville residents, the St. Louis County Planning Commission is considering a request from Behlmann Properties to build a used-car dealership at Barricksview Road and Berview Lane just northeast of Interstate 255.The building...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in an area court: VIOLENT DEATHSt. Louis: An argument over $40 taken from the owner of a boarding house in...
Political Ally of Griffin Listed as Possible Gaming Investor
THE NAME OF Cathryn Simmons, a Kansas City political consultant close to House Speaker Bob F. Griffin, has emerged in a third proposed riverboat gambling project in Missouri.Griffin's former law firm, which represents Boyd Gaming, Inc., recommended that...
Power of Attorney Can Cover Financial, Medical Needs
Q. My father's health is failing and I need to start helping him pay his bills. He's been getting quite forgetful ever since my mother passed away. Do I need a power of attorney for this or should I just have my name added to the bank account? Is a power...
President Makes Pitch to End Baseball Strike
President Bill Clinton refused to take no for an answer Sunday when the two sides in the major league baseball strike said they couldn't agree on a deal. He ordered them back to the bargaining table for one more day of talks.Five hours after mediator...
Put It on the P.A
Three seniors at McCluer High School were winners in the Optimist essay contest. Melisa Holman placed first, Gary Steehr won second, and John Kleema won third. Their essays were titled Freedom, Our Most Precious Heritage.Melvin Nichols, a senior at Berkeley...
Put It on the P.A
Shana Pereira, a senior at Parkway Central High School, was among 500 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world who took part in a Girl Scout Wider Opportunity for about four weeks in Perth, Australia. As part of the 1995 Yaringa/Australia expedition,...
Raps Start on Clinton Budget Republicans Say Plan Ignores Hard Choices
The battle lines on President Bill Clinton's $1.61 trillion budget proposal formed Sunday with Republicans attacking Clinton for "taking a walk" on the hard choices needed to control the deficit.The GOP's top budget officials in Congress promised to...
Recipe Box
WHILE WHEELING through the produce department, I picked up the best bargain of all: a bowling ball-size green cabbage, satisfyingly heavy, "centsible" and nutritious.It's a vitamin-C vegetable, full of fiber, too - usually costing fewer pennies than...
Recipe for a Miracle
MEGAN CREWS turned 7 on Jan. 7.Lucky 7.No, more like Miracle 7.She decorated her own birthday cake, she played Skeeball and she danced with a giant mouse. She got a Princess Jasmine doll, a Polly Pocket pizza parlor and she watched a dinosaur video with...
Residents, Firm at Odds over Waste Recycling
Residents of Forest Park Southeast say they don't want infectious waste in their neighborhood.They are upset that - unbeknownst to them - the state permitted an infectious-waste transfer station in their midst. They are enraged that owners of the transfer...