St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 17, 1996

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10 Young People Commended for Courage, Kindness Honorees Were among about 300 Nominated
When 7-year-old Danielle Ingenthron jumped into a nearly frozen fish pond earlier this year, it didn't enter her mind that she couldn't swim.The small pond had swallowed Danielle's 2-year-old cousin, who fell from a rock ledge while trying to retrieve...
A Chiefs-Seahawks Tradition Will Be on the Line Again Tonight
One of these days, Dave Szott and Cortez Kennedy will have to stop meeting like this.Age will end distinguished careers. No longer will they get together twice a year to beat, bump, thump and punish each other's huge bodies.Both Kansas City's left offensive...
Acres of Controversy President Clinton's Decision to Designate 1.7 Million Acres of Utah Wilderness as a National Monument Has Angered the Natives
CAD'S CROTCH is a name roughly in the middle of a map of the 1.7 million acres designated last month as the nation's newest national monument.But it's hard to say exactly when the dirt road reaches Cad's Crotch. Like the rest of the surrounding desert,...
Ah, Chu: Bless You, David, for All Your Nifty Nautica Clothes
YOU WON'T SEE fashion designer David Chu in any of his Nautica ads. While Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren are happy to pose, that's not Chu's style.Neither will you hear Chu bragging about his design talents. Tommy Hilfiger may boast he's one of "the four...
Aiming for Success Abl the Latest to Try Where Others Have Failed
Where others have misfired, the American Basketball League wants to be the gang who shot straight.The new professional women's league opens its inaugural season Oct. 18 with teams in eight cities. Success is hardly a slam dunk. Past women's pro basketball...
A Mother's Strengths - and Burdens
FROM THE SIZE of Shirley Ross' huge, rock-solid biceps, you'd guess she spends a lot time working out with weights.She does, but not at a gym. Every day Shirley hoists her sons out of their wheelchairs, slings them over her shoulder fireman-style, and...
A Newcomer to Rock Indiana Folkie Always Has Defied Categories
Over the course of three previous solo records, Carrie Newcomer has often been categorized as a folk artist. It's a label Newcomer has always seen as too restrictive.And with her new CD, "My Father's Only Son," the Bloomington, Ind.-based singer/songwriter...
Architect Goes Back to School for Lunch, Enjoys the Fruits of His Labor in New Cafeteria
Paul Wilhelms never much liked eating lunch as a seventh- and eighth-grader in the basement cafeteria at Ferguson Junior High School.The windows were few, small and high. Students had to duck their heads to miss pipes and heating ducts. The walls were...
Area Commuters Do Ride Buses, Official Asserts
Buses serving commuters who live in St. Charles County have a good level of ridership, said Jim Seamon, chairman of the county Transit Authority.Seamon denied on Tuesday an assertion by Nick Kasoff of St. Peters that people won't use buses and light...
A Serious Comic Shang Makes Points, Get Laughs
Scheduled to arrive in St. Louis in a few days for a two-night engagement, acerbic-tongued comedian Shang modestly considers the question of a hot career a one that's taken 12 years to suddenly make him a hot, new face."I knew when I was starting out...
A Sweet Reunion, a Sci-Fi Formula
Here's what Post-Dispatch movie critics thought of the following flicks when they premiered on the big screen:"Beautiful Girls"You're never too old, or too young, to have a mid-life crisis. That's the basic theme of most reunion movies, whether the characters...
A Three-Year-Old with a Bright Future Afrocentric Expressions Celebrates with a Packed Month of Signings and Events
Forget the charts and graphs. The best way to measure the success of a business is to stop in and see how often the phone rings.On a recent afternoon at Afrocentric Expressions bookstore, owners Antoine and Teresa Coffer are taking turns picking up and...
Auditions & Announcements/artistic Opportunities
The Madding Crowd Improv Comedy Troupe: Auditions for multi-cultural females. Call 906-2726 or 567-4035.Fade to Black Productions: Looking for enthusiastic people to be part of a fast-paced, fun-filled, half-hour TV show. Participants must be 22 or over...
Best Bets for the Week of Oct. 17-23
TonightWillie Nelson: He's the living embodiment of the Texas roadhouse warrior, but a lot of us here in the heart of the country have never seen Willie in his native habitat. For the most part, we've had to endure the likes of double-duty arenas or...
Boatmen's Merger Cuts into Profit
Third-quarter profit dropped 6 percent at Boatmen's Bancshares Inc. because of a fat insurance fee and expenses of merging with NationsBank.Boatmen's reported a $125 million quarterly profit. The merger cost the bank $18 million for investment banking...
Bond Issue Would Fund More, Not Bigger, Schools
Residents of the Washington School District "want neighborhood schools. They don't want megaschools," says Superintendent Jerry Chambers.That's one reason the Washington School Board is asking voters on Nov. 5 to approve an $11.4 million bond issue,...
Books on Tape
"MARCHING TO VALHALLA"A historical novel by Michael Blake (6 hours, abridged, Random House Audiobooks, $25.95)* As the youngest general in the Union Army, with an enviable war record, George Armstrong Custer acquired a heroic public image long before...
Bottom Line: Designer Jeans Are Reaching for a New High
BROOKE SHIELDS has fleshed out since nothing got between her and her snug Calvin jeans. Calvin Klein is in splitsville from his wife, Kelly. Ralph Lauren is settling in as the gray eminence of American fashion. Gloria Vanderbilt is in financial pickles....
Boy Scouts to Camp at Fort Kaskaskia, Learn Lore of Pioneers and Indians
Hundreds of area Boy Scouts will camp out on the site of a 240-year-old French fort overlooking the Mississippi River this weekend. They'll practice pioneering and learn about Indian lore for their annual St. Clair District Fall Camporee.Camp will be...
Briefs
MAINEJudge Commits Man Who Killed NunsA former mental patient who broke into a convent in Waterville, Maine, and killed two nuns is insane and not criminally responsible for his actions, a judge ruled Wednesday. Superior Court Justice Donald Alexander...
Briefs
MISSOURIDOMESTIC VIOLENCELawyer Honored For Aiding Abused Women Nina Balsam, managing attorney here for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, is to be presented today with the first Nina Balsam Meritorious Service Award by the Missouri Coalition Against...
British Cabinet Moves to Ban Most Handguns
Seven months after 16 children were massacred in a Scottish school, the government announced plans Wednesday to ban almost all public ownership of handguns.But parents of the victims say the proposals are not tough enough. They want all guns banned -...
Brunch with a French Accent Charming Ste. Genevieve Restaurant Puts Together Tasteful Breakfast in Gorgeous Setting
It was one of those absolutely perfect days of Indian summer. The sky was a vivid and cloudless blue; the sun was bright and warming; and the air lacked the brisk chill that signals autumn has arrived. The leaves on the trees were still mostly green,...
Brunschwig & Fils Fabric Woven in History
MURRAY DOUGLAS has spent a lifetime surrounded by beautiful fabric. So it was appropriate that she sat among the colorful samples of Brunschwig & Fils fabric as we talked day about her favorite subject.As senior vice president of Brunschwig & Fils, she...
Callaway Captures the Essence of Ella
To Ella with LoveAnn Hampton Callaway (After 9)Ann Hampton Callaway shows some guts releasing a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald just a few months after the singer's death. Fitzgerald was a national treasure, a musical Mother Teresa to the masses, and anything...
Cardinals Could Be Two Short
The Cardinals will be at least two players short tonight when they play Game 7 of the National League Championship Series.Ray Lankford can hit but he won't be in center field because of his torn rotator cuff. "I don't think it's realistic and it's not...
Cards Ready for Showdown: `Let's Get It On'
Welcome to the Main Event.Let's get ready to rumble.The 7th game. Cardinals vs. Braves. Donovan Osborne vs. Tom Glavine. Winners to the World Series. Losers to the golf course. "Isn't that what people want? The seventh game of a postseason series? It's...
Cards' Three Wins Mask Hitting Slump
The Cardinals knew coming into this National League Championship Series that base hits wouldn't exactly show up in the three-for-a-buck bin. Against the Atlanta Braves, runs almost always are a priceless commodity.Still, the Cards plan to shop till they...
Carnahan and Kelly Disagree on Figures Behind Attack Ads
GOV. MEL CARNAHAN and state Auditor Margaret Kelly are accusing each other of skirting the facts in their latest TV ads.Each campaign insists its ad is accurate.Kelly, a Republican, is seeking to oust Carnahan, a Democrat, on Nov. 5. Both ads began airing...
Casino of the Living Dead
The Vicarious Bettor plays off a $100 stake provided by his employer. Each week he wagers a small amount and reports the results here.The game: Let It Ride pokerThe session: 9 a.m. Monday Station Casino. It was the Columbus Day holiday, but the casino...
Champagne for One Game 7 Tonight after 3-1 Braves Win
Suddenly people were talking about all the things that Greg Maddux, a four-time Cy Young Award winner, couldn't do.He was a bust in National League Championship Series play, giving up 29 runs in 34 2/3 innings, including an eight-spot in Game 2 of this...
Changeups & Screwballs
The Wake Up Call Was A Little LateThe Braves challenged their spoiled, complacent fans to get a little silly Wednesday night.During the three NLCS games in St. Louis, the Braves marveled at how rabid Cardinals fans were. "My only request is that our...
Cheap Stuff $5 and Under
Once upon a time...: You'll have to get out the checkbook if you want to take in the entire Missouri River Story telling Festival in St. Charles this weekend. But there are a couple of free, open-to-the-public events where you can take the kids to hear...
Clinton and Dole Remain on Track, on Issues Final Presidential Debate Focuses on Real Concerns
The final presidential debate veered into the arena of attack politics on occasion Wednesday night before snapping back into an airing of key differences between President Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.Dole, the Republican challenger, stated the case against...
Clinton, Dole Take Aim but Miss Facts Truth on Jobs and Medicare Is Matter of Debate
President Bill Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole tussled over government ethics, the FBI files and the future of Medicare in their final debate. How their claims measure up to the facts:Medicare: Twice, Clinton claimed that the American Hospital...
Clinton's Denial Falls Flat
Asked directly about a charge made in this column that President Bill Clinton had been personally involved in the solicitation of an illegal $250,000 campaign contribution, press secretary Michael McCurry replied, "That's flat-out wrong."Flat-out, rooted...
C'mon over to Vince's - with a Blank Check
HE'S BACK: Former mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr., now a printing baron, reappears on the political scene as the host of a fund-raiser Tuesday at his Skinker-DeBaliviere home on behalf of Democratic state senate candidate Gloria Weber. In a letter sent...
College Update: Men
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: Freshman Scott Luczak (Lindbergh) leads the Rivermen soccer team with four goals and three assists for 11 points. That puts him one point ahead of Jason Aft (Ladue) . . . Freshman Mark Mendenhall (Granite City) netted...
Collinsville Has Capital Ideas Shimkus and Hoffman - Neighbors Who Differ - Seek Congressional Seat
SETTLED 186 YEARS ago, Collinsville grew to become home to strong business ownership and strong union membership alike. But the community never sent one of its own to Congress.On Nov. 5, voters will mark a ballot that offers two Collinsville men as the...
Computer Can't Match a Real English Teacher
Dear Ann Landers: I was surprised to read the letter from "Quebec Quandary," the teacher who was unsure about how she should evaluate handwritten English papers as compared with those that were word-processed on a computer.Technology is an integral part...
Concert Previews
There's good rockin' this Friday night, and plenty of it to go around.Ani DiFranco9 p.m. Friday at Mississippi Nights Unpleasant memories from an early DiFranco album put me off listening to her inspired rants for the last couple of years. So I didn't...
Confident Yanks Wouldn't Mind Facing World Champs in Series
Talk about mixed emotions. One night Mel Stottlemyre is ecstatic because his team wins the American League pennant, and the next night he is in agony watching his son get battered in the first inning of the game that could put the two of them in the...
Constitutional Amendments
Missouri voters will decide the fate of five proposed constitutional amendments on Nov. 5.The first, Constitutional Amendment No. 3, creates a special fund to stabilize spending on repair and maintenance of the state's $4.6 billion in assets. One percent...
Corps Rejects Plan to Join Costs of New Plant, Levee
Festus officials got some bad news Tuesday morning when they presented a plan to combine a new sewage treatment facility with plans to build a levee.City Manager Rick Turley said that initial reaction from the Army Corps of Engineers was negative. A...
Council Faces Decision on Subdivision vs. Land Plan
The St. Charles City Council once again must decide whether to stand behind its comprehensive land-use plan or permit the development of a subdivision near the proposed Page Avenue extension.The council introduced a bill Tuesday that calls for annexation...
County Council Gets First Look at Master Plan 2010
What may be a glimpse into the future is revealed in the St. Charles County Master Plan 2010, a document that eventually will serve as a guide for the county's physical, social, economic, cultural and governmental development through the next decade...
Court Delays Richmond Heights Vote
Richmond Heights residents will probably have three more months to decide whether they want a new shopping center on Brentwood Boulevard.In a two-page order Wednesday, the Missouri Supreme Court removed from the Nov. 5 ballot a referendum on whether...
Cut Loose by Boston, Alicea Has Last Laugh with Cards
So there was Luis Alicea, in his first moments as an official ex-Red Sox, on his way out of the locker room at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Fla."How convenient," he recalls. "I'm walking out of the locker room. I open the door, and who's standing...
Day by Day
TODAYLINDENWOOD THEATER - "Blame it on the Movies" will be presented at 8 p.m. at the Lindenwood College Cultural and Community Center, 400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles. The musical is a tuneful revue of songs from the movies "Alfie," "Love Is A Many...
Dear Abby
Dear Abby: The letter from "Pet Peeved in Martinez, Calif." - her problem was having too many dogs and cats to care for, with very little help from her husband - got my attention. She mentioned the fact that she is pregnant.I am writing in the hope that...
Debate Audience Sticks to Big Issues, but Adds Variety of New Topics
The 20 voters who asked questions of President Bill Clinton and Republican challenger Bob Dole on Wednesday kept the debate focused on big issues that have dominated the campaign - like taxes, welfare and health care.The questioners brought up some topics...
Debate Highlights
CYNICISM DOLEThere's no doubt about it that many American people have lost their faith in government. They see scandals almost on a daily basis, they see ethical problems in the White House today, they see 900 FBI files of private persons being gathered...
Democrats OK Independent over Nominee Candidate Vanished, Say Puzzled Party Regulars
In an unusual twist, Democratic activists in St. Louis County are ignoring their party's nominee and throwing their support to the independent on the ballot for state representative in the 87th District.Some activists say their party's candidate virtually...
Ditka on outside Looking in at NFL
Rich Kotite is 3-26 in his last 29 games, Rich Brooks is 3-13 in his last 16, and David Shula 19-51 in his career. And there's no place for Mike Ditka on the NFL sidelines?Twenty-two coaches have been hired in the NFL since Ditka's dismissal as the Chicago...
Dole Makes Debate a Matter of Trust Republican Tackles Ethics, Scandals from the Outset
Out to revive his White House hopes with just 20 days to go to the election, Bob Dole accused President Bill Clinton in their final debate Wednesday of violating the public's trust by presiding over an administration with "scandals on almost a daily...
Dole Must Do Something Spectacular, Analysts Say
President Bill Clinton and Bob Dole dash into the final stretch of the campaign with vastly different objectives.The debates behind them, front-runner Clinton will play it safe, try to avoid mistakes and run out the clock. Underdog Dole must try - once...
Dr. Paul Donohue
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have had huge migraine headaches for years, and I have a strong suspicion that food does affect me that way. I'm including a list of foods on a separate sheet. What is the medical view on the food connection?*Migraine reaction to...
Dupske as Good as the Weather at Metro Senior
The fourth playing of the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association Senior Championship was scheduled for July, but problems with the turf at Players Club, one of many local facilities to be affected by the lingering winter, dictated a postponement. Perhaps...
Durbin Evokes E. St. Louis Roots
With his boyhood house as a backdrop, U.S. Senate candidate Richard J. Durbin returned to East St. Louis on Wednesday to declare that he will not forget his beginnings nor the federal help his impoverished hometown needs to rebound.It was his first visit...
Even `X-Files' Fans Are Grossed out by Inbreeding Episode
DID last Friday's episode of "The X-Files" go too far?Even some avid fans say yes.The episode, called "Home," was written by Glenn Morgan and James Wong in their return to the show after a season on "Space, Above and Beyond." It featured a family that...
Fall of the House Ushers When the Couple Behind You at a Movie Is Too Chatty, Who Ya Gonna Call?
You've settled in with your popcorn and soda. The lights go down, the credits appear and it happens. A couple converses loudly, someone lights a cigarette or the person sitting behind you commits the cardinal cinematic sin and rests his feet on the back...
Family Stuff
Bird Is The WordSurround your family with more than 30 species of birds at the World Bird Sanctuary's annual open house Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the nation's largest centers devoted to the preservation of birds worldwide will...
Farrakhan Rally Marks Anniversary of March Crowd near U.N. Hears Him Condemn U.S
Thousands of people gathered in the streets near the United Nations Wednesday for a rally called by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who demanded that the U.N. take action against the United States for the "genocide" of blacks and Native Americans.The...
Fast Trigger Finger Required
Although the 32-bit power of the Sony PlayStation allows a level of sound and graphics that would have been unthinkable in the days of the Genesis and Super Nintendo, it is still amazing to see how little the actual design of the games has changed in...
Finding a Place to Put the Bath Towels
Q: We're remodeling a small bathroom - so small that it contains only a shower stall, toilet and sink. Despite the room's compact dimensions, we would prefer to avoid the usual cabinet-sink combination. Will it be possible to provide enough storage space...
Finishing Touches: Little Things Make a Big Difference
ONE OF THE most challenging aspects of decorating your home is placing and grouping the various accessories in just the right place within each room.Accessories provide the finishing touch to each space and set the mood, character and individual personality...
Ford's Profit Rockets 92% Record Quarter Leads the Way
Record third-quarter profits in its core U.S. operations nearly doubled Ford Motor Co.'s earnings in the period despite continued weakness in foreign markets, the automaker said Wednesday.Ford earned $686 million, a 92 percent gain from the $357 million...
Gardeners' Fall Cleanup Is Vine Time
As part of the fall cleanup and reappraisal in the garden, it is a good idea to take advantage of any emphatically vertical feature.Great for supporting vines and other softening plants, these structures can be found at every turn - a garage wall or...
German Scientists Advance Evidence of Black Hole
German astronomers say they are on the brink of conclusive proof of a black hole, 2.5 million times more massive than the sun, the center of our galaxy, the so-called Milky Way galaxy.Reinhard Genzel of the Max-Planck Institute for Extra-Terrestrial...
Good Humor Genetics Researchers Set out to Find the Gene of Human Happiness
As scientists explore and map the genetic material coiled inside human cells, a few have set out on a hunt for the genes for human happiness.Last month, for example, University of Minnesota researchers published a study showing that identical twins -...
Grand Jury to Begin Investigating Report of Rape
A grand jury in Madison County will begin an investigation next week into a woman's report that she was abducted and raped a year ago.But on Wednesday, a lawyer involved in the case said he and others have doubts that such an attack ever occurred.State's...
Gucci Offers a Bit of a Style Lesson
SHARP DRESSERS are easily divided into those who care about fashion and those who care about style.The new Kenneth Cole catalog came in mid-August and turned out to contain a great pair of shoes: wonderfully shaped, emphatically flat-heeled, with a broad...
Hear Here
Strum AlongThe 1996 Guitar Foundation of America International Festival and Competition, featuring virtuosos of the instrument from around the globe, begins with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Sheldon featuring Ignacio Rodes, of Spain, and Timothy...
Hollywood's New Bod Squad
ADAM WEST NEVER knew how easy he had it. Slipping his flabby frame into a clingy little bodysuit and cape, the original "Batman" relied on his grace under fire and an endless array of corny stock phrases to get him through the crisis du jour.But as Michael...
Horse Trail Set to Open along Meramec River
Starting next summer, horse lovers will be able to ride a three-mile trail along the Meramec River in south St. Louis County.The St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department plans to open its first equestrian trail in South County in the spring of...
Hurry out to Grab This Disc
Kamikaze Cowboy's new cd is tentatively titled "Hurry Sundown," and what sticks out the most is its eloquence and warm tone. There's piano, violin, and the strong voice of Bob Reuter at the heart of it all.People make music for any number of reasons:...
Interesting New Work from Familiar Hands
Art St. Louis's annual juried exhibition is business as usual: several pieces of genuine rubbish, many things that rate an OK, and beyond that, a selection of very good work by artists of the region who are pretty well known. From them has come interesting...
Jamie Lee Curtis, the Writer?
JAMIE LEE CURTIS is an actress with an intimidating bite. So why does she sink her teeth into so much oatmeal?Case in point: the recent "House Arrest," which gained undeserved weight from performances by Curtis and the talented (and undernoticed) Ke...
`Just Another Game' for Cards' Osborne
Donovan Osborne played psychologist with himself. He told himself what he needed to hear, what he needs to think."It's going to be a game, like any other game," he said.But this won't be any other baseball game when Osborne steps onto the mound for the...
Kruger Has Illini off and Running at 1st Practice
Basketball practice got going this week at the University of Illinois.The first Illini workout run by Lon Kruger and his coaching staff was a real change of pace from the Lou Henson era."It's nonstop, like the old days at Peoria Manual," said Jerry Hester,...
La Russa Mulls Four Possible Lineup Changes Lankford's Injury Creates Game of Musical Chairs for the Cards
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa probably didn't catch a nap on the plane ride from St. Louis to Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.Not only did La Russa talk with his coaches about choosing a starting pitcher for tonight's Game 6 of the National League Championship...
Last-Minute Reclassifying Affects Three Area Teams
When St. Charles volleyball coach Ruth Beardslee received a phone call two weeks ago and was asked about her choice of officials for the upcoming playoffs, she didn't flinch."That's normal," Beardslee said. "They ask you who you would prefer and what...
Local Barber Cutting out after 40 Years Albania to America, Pappas Reflects on Life
After more than four decades of snipping hair in St. Louis' Central West End, barber George Pappas is starting to give his scissors a break.Newly retired, at last Pappas can reflect on his life's adventure, starting in Communist-controlled Albania years...
Lopez's Bat Gives Old Battery Charge
For much of the season, Eddie Perez had been Greg Maddux's designated catcher.Why not Javier Lopez? Maddux seemed to lose confidence in him in midseason. This battery had worn down. Maddux got Perez for a few starts and they clicked immediately.Lopez...
Mac Seen Buying If Raytheon Sells Units Speculation Heats Up on Rival's Slim Gains
The head of Raytheon Co. hinted Wednesday that the diversified company might benefit from some divestitures, adding to speculation that McDonnell Douglas Corp. will wind up with its defense operations.Chairman Dennis Picard told analysts in a rare appearance...
Madison County Judge Wins Top Rating
Lawyers in the Metro East area give Chief Circuit Judge Nicholas G. Byron of Madison County the best rating among the seven circuit judges seeking retention by voters in the election Nov. 5.In a poll released Wednesday by the Illinois State Bar Association,...
Memories? Pendleton Has Them of the Cards, but He's Keeping Them on Hold
As Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith preened before a television camera at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium before last week's National League Championship Series opener with the Braves, he was playfully jabbed by former teammate Terry Pendleton.Smith immediately...
Mining the Past Yesterday and Today, Via the Mill Creek Valley
When speaking with playwright Eric LeRoy Wilson, one overriding word continually pops in and out of the conversation a history.Of course, there's nothing unusual about that when one considers a Wilson track record that includes "Strands," "On the Outside...
Mission Declares War on Hunger
Faced with an extreme shortage of food, the Jefferson County Rescue Mission has declared this week War on Hunger Week.The week coincides with National Food Bank Week.Organizers at the rescue mission are calling for donations of food to help the needy....
Morning Briefing
Canadian Union Says GM Will Limit OutsourcingGeneral Motors Corp. is prepared for the first time to recognize limits on the amount of work that can be contracted out, or outsourced, Canadian Auto Workers union President Buzz Hargrove said Wednesday."They...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
A Missouri farmer made the winning bid on a deadbeat dad's season tickets to Kansas City Chiefs games.The tickets - for two seats in Arrowhead Stadium's upper deck, 45-yard line - sold at auction Tuesday for $12,700 to STEPHEN GRAVER, 33, of Malta Bend....
Music / Album Reviews
What I Do The BestJohn Michael Montgomery (Atlantic)John Michael Montgomery is too skillfull a singer to be singled out as an example of what's wrong with Nashville's brand of country music these days. His voice has a nice little grain to it, and he...
Music and Media
The PublicationThe "Journal of Country Music" ($5.95 an issue, $18.00 for a one-year subscription) is published three times a year by the Country Music Foundation, "the largest and most active popular music research center in the world." The Foundation...
Music / Road Report a Few Reviews, and One Bizarre Report, from Michelle Shocked Concerts around the Country. Shocked Performs with the Pony Stars and Casualties of Wah at 8:30 P.M. Thursday, Oct. 31 at Mississippi Nights
The Providence Journal-Bulletin(Aug. 12, 1996):For me, the highlight of the sold-out {Newport Folk} festival a 10,000 cram med into Fort Adams State Park on a perfect sunny day a was Michelle Shocked's set. Shocked, just off a bruising legal battle with...
National Foundation Awards Funds to Expand Science-Math Program
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Normandy School District $257,000 to expand an innovative science and math education program.Normandy is entering its fourth year of a five-year NSF project to help improve science and math teaching and...
National Tour Uses Pictures in Fight to Halt Abortion
For two hours during Wednesday morning's rush hour, Mary Nelson of Creve Coeur stood firm in the median at Kingshighway and West Pine Avenue as drivers honked their approval or shouted in disgust.Nelson and about 30 allies were flanking the lanes of...
Nature vs. Housing: Arnold Subdivision Plan Faces Fight
Some residents of Arnold want the state to buy 119 acres within the city limits and make it a wildlife preserve. They say it is the city's last chance to protect a large chunk of nature.But a developer has other plans for what some consider to be the...
New Law Gives Farmers Freedom to Grow
If you eavesdrop on the conversations taking place this autumn in the coffee shops, general stores and county fairs across the rural Midwest, you'll hear familiar musings about the weather, the prospects of high school football teams and the current...
Nicking Blauser Is Only Flaw That Gnaws at Benes
The last thing he was worried about, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said Wednesday afternoon, was rookie pitcher Alan Benes' "insides."And after the gritty Benes held the prolific Atlanta Braves to three hits and two runs in five innings of work in...
No Stone Unturned Synchronia's Season Opener Features a New Take on Rock Music
Synchronia, the experimental new music ensemble which opens its 12th season Saturday evening at Steinberg Auditorium, has decided to become a rock and roll band. Not rock `n' roll, mind you, but rock and roll. Literally. As in, the musicians take geologic...
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