St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 1, 1997

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236 Children Return Home to Rwanda, Courtesy of U.N
The United Nations flew 236 children home to Rwanda on Wednesday after rebels unexpectedly dumped truckloads and trainloads of sick and hungry refugees on unprepared aid workers in Kisangani."This is a chaos," Kilian Kleinschmidt, a U.N. spokesman, said...
4 Up for Leader Post Show Diversity of Gop Mark Richardson's Resignation Opens Door
Four state representatives are running for the suddenly vacant job of leading Missouri House Republicans, after the incumbent's resignation following his arrest for drunken driving.Reps. Luann Ridgeway of Smithville, Carson Ross of Blue Springs, Del...
944 Feet of Homers by Mcgwire Lifts A's
Mark McGwire hit two tape-measure home runs - the first ever off the Jacobs Field scoreboard and a tiebreaking shot in the 10th - as the Oakland Athletics beat the Indians 11-9 Wednesday night in Cleveland.McGwire followed a mammoth 485-foot blast in...
A Final Bow State Ballet's Performance at the Fox Will Be the Last under the Auspices of Dance St. Louis
When the State Ballet of Missouri performs at the Fox Theatre this weekend, it will be both a first and a last. The event will mark the company's first repertory performance in St. Louis under the hand of artistic director William Whitener. It will also...
A Glimpse of Kandinsky, Miro, and Something Entirely Original
One of the pieces hanging in this exhibition of works by Karen Kunc will soon be headed to a new home at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. It's a fitting tribute to the artist, and well-deserved.In fact, many of Kunc's creations on display at Atrium...
A Good Man. Lindenwood Gets First Campus Fraternity; Goal Is to Grow Inside, outside Classroom
After four years of petitioning, Lindenwood College has its first campus fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi.Rita Ludwig, Lindenwood campus life adviser, said Alpha Sigma Phi would have a positive influence on the campus."Fraternities are built on three things,"...
A Kitchen Table That Beckons
IT TOOK ME a long time to find the perfect kitchen table, the kind that beckons you to come over and sit down as soon as you enter the room.It was an important decision.I knew the table had to be big enough to accommodate family and friends, sturdy enough...
Album Reissues
Maracas, Marimbas, And MambosLatin Classics at MGM (Rhino/TCM)This 18-track collection covers the swinging, Latin big band sounds that roared out of `40s MGM films like "Holiday in Mexico," "On an Island With You," "Two Girls and a Sailor," and "Nancy...
Alderman Says No-Parking Signs Should Be Moved
Valley Park Alderman Lionel Hall, 1st Ward, wants the no-parking signs on the north side of St. Louis Avenue at Eighth Street moved 100 feet east because he fears someone could be killed in an accident at the intersection.He says motorists turning left...
A New Direction Dale Rosenbloom Was Born into a Professional Sports Dynasty, but He Opted out of the Family Business to Make Films
Dale Rosenbloom is a decidedly untrendy filmmaker who turned away from Gen X romantic comedies and hip, urban shoot-em-ups to make "Shiloh," a thoughtful and intelligent family film about a boy and a dog.At 32, that's not what people might expect of...
Apartment-Office Complex Ok'd $50-$60 Million Project Planned for 20-Acre Site on Ross Avenue
The Maryland Heights City Council has approved a request by the Mills Group Inc. to build an apartment complex and office buildings on 20 acres along Ross Avenue.Bruce Mills, president of the company, told the council that the development would contain...
Arena Ball Has Made Football an Inside Job
Quick quiz: Other than the National Football League, what pro football league has survived the longest?The American Football League? Close - it lasted 10 seasons before the NFL absorbed it in 1970.The United States Football League? It got into its third...
Around the Links
PGA TOURHouston OpenSite: The Woodlands, Texas. Schedule: Today-Sunday. Course: TPC at The Woodlands (7,042 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.6 million. Winner's Share: $288,000. Television: KDNL Channel 30 (Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 p.m. ). Last...
Auditions & Announcements
Affton Center Stage Theatre Co.: Auditions for "The 1940's Radio Hour" 7 tonight and noon Saturday at Affton High School, 8309 Mackenzie Road. Be prepared for a short dance audition. Call 879-3003 or 638-6330, ext. 248.Arts in Motion: Auditions for advanced...
Avoid Buying on Impulse for the Garden or Yard
THE IMPULSE PURCHASE of a plant can create many problems. So it is wise to choose the location first and then decide on the plant to fill it.While this requires some research, it's insurance against wasting money or winding up with a monster in a few...
Be Ready for Crowds If You're Going to Bet on the Kentucky Derby
Saturday's the day for mint juleps, fancy hats, silk ties and $2 bets. It's the day that those who don't know a Tennessee walker from a Johnnie Walker are horse fans. It's time for the Kentucky Derby.What's simply known as "Derby day" culminates with...
Best Bets for the Week of May 1-7
ThursdayLiterary legacy: Before the Arch marked the skyline, before Chuck Berry recorded "Maybelline," even before the St. Louis Browns skipped town, the Greater St. Louis Book Fair put St. Louis on the literary map. Now in its 48th year, the annual...
Big-Name Auto Racing Coming - Back
There's nothing like an old racer returning to his old track, although my recent visit to Gateway International Raceway was in truth maybe something a little less.I really did compete there once, in a news media deal on the drag strip using very mismatched...
Birds of a Feather Parrot Heads Flock for Jimmy Buffett's Music -- and a Little Bit of Do-Gooding
They won't deny it. They are flat-out fixated with Jimmy Buffett -- the man's Caribbean-spiced music, his beach-bum lifestyle, his "don't worry, be happy" philosophy.Don't fret; their obsession is not of the John Hinckley Jr. variety. Think of it along...
Black Cook Pressed into Battle Is Honored aboard Ship in Wwii, He Stood His Ground
His black heritage placed Petty Officer Robert Jones in a cooking job aboard the carrier Intrepid in 1944. His courage led him to aim a ship's gun on a Japanese kamikaze fighter flying straight for him.More than 50 years later, Jones, 71, can wear the...
Blues' 1996-1997 Final Report Card
Today is May Day, and the teacher is cranky.This is only the second time in the last five years that the Blues haven't been playing hockey in May, and we've got way too much free time on our hands.Sure, the Blues' early dismissal means a longer summer...
Boeing's Ambitious Moves Revive Airbus' Fears Europe's Antitrust Bosses Wary of Mcdonnell Deal
The long standing rivalry between Boeing Co. and Europe's Airbus Industrie consortium, the world's two major manufacturers of commercial aircraft, is rapidly being reshaped - and threatening new international trade friction.The changes are largely due...
Bowe Retires after Unusual Career
Riddick Bowe, boxing's last undisputed heavyweight champion, retired Wednesday. That ends a career that at times turned bizarre.Bowe, 29, will become a goodwill ambassador for Home Box Office's boxing community service program, traveling around the country...
Braves Go out like Lion with 19th Win in April
After remolding their lineup at the last minute, the Atlanta Braves wanted a strong start to avoid doubts. No one's doubting them now.Fred McGriff homered twice and Michael Tucker had five hits Wednesday night as the visiting Atlanta Braves beat the...
Briefs
SANGAMON COUNTY15-Year-Old's Death Attributed To MeningitisA Sangamon County, Ill., teen-ager has died, the apparent victim of meningitis. Taylor McCoy Hull, 15, of Dawson, died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, where he had been in...
Briefs
BOARD OF HEALTHSenate Endorses Ex-LawmakerFormer state Rep. Thomas Macdonnell was back in the Capitol Wednesday, where he got a friendly reception by a Senate committee considering his appointment to the State Board of Health. Macdonnell, who served...
Briefs
THE NATIONJONBENET RAMSEYPolice Question Parents Separately The parents of JonBenet Ramsey met with investigators Wednesday to discuss their daughter's death, four months after the girl's body was found in their basement. The interview came at the end...
Briefs/ Region
MISSOURIST. LOUISLawmakers Gathering Turned A Profit A national conference that drew more than 4,000 state lawmakers to St. Louis from across the country last summer didn't cost Missouri taxpayers a dime, sponsors say. The state came out $107,717 ahead...
Brown Quits Pacers; Where Will He Land?
Larry Brown is on the road again. He quit as coach of the Indianapolis Pacers on Wednesday and immediately flew to Philadelphia to search for the next stop in his 25-year coaching odyssey.Expressing frustration with players he felt he no longer could...
Carnahan's Tax Cut Loses out in Senate Lawmakers Opt for 2-Cent Reduction Instead
Gov. Mel Carnahan's proposal to cut the state sales tax on food by 3 cents was shot down Wednesday by the Missouri Senate, which moved forward with a broad array of steps to reduce gushing revenues.The Senate adopted a plan cutting the sales tax by 2...
Cheap Stuff $5 and Under
Scholl's school: The good news is that foot-friendly but fashion-frustrated Birkenstocks are on the way out. The bad news is that the usurpers aren't any more attractive. The folks at Dr. Scholl's, poised once again to be the new champions of "foot health...
Chelsea's College Choice Is Stanford University
Chelsea Clinton has chosen Stanford University as her next home, putting 3,000 miles between her and the White House.President Bill Clinton said with a sigh, "Planes run out there and phones work out there. E-mail works out there, so we'll be all right."The...
Chili Davis' 300th Hr Lifts Royals in Tenth
Chili Davis hit his 300th career home run leading off the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.Davis connected on a 3-2 pitch from Paul Quantrill (3-2) for his second homer of...
Classical & Popular Music
CLASSICALCathedral Concert, 12:30 p.m. today, Christ Church Cathedral, 13th and Locust streets, 231-3454. Organist William Partridge performs the music of Howells, Sowerby and Vierne. Free.An Evening of Opera, 8 p.m. F-Sa, Washington University, Karl...
Cobalt Worth Risk of War to Many
It's not traded on any market like gold or silver. Its uses aren't widely known. But mining companies are willing to risk war in Zaire to get cobalt.As a key ingredient in compact batteries used to power cellular phones and the next generation of electric...
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSFlea Market, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Su, Lindbergh High School, 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 821-5030. Antiques, collectibles and more, Also BBQ and car wash. Free.Spring Pottery and Glass Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sa,...
Concert Previews
They Might Be Giants, 9 tonight at The Gallery (Glen Carbon, Ill.)New York City's John Flansburgh and John Linnell blend whimsical arrangements with lyrics that run the gamut from smart and charming to precious and annoying. For every incredible slide...
Cueto Judge to Rule on Reading of Lies
A federal judge says he will decide today whether to let the jury in Amiel Cueto's trial hear 150 lies by admitted co-conspirator Robert Romanik.U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh said Wednesday that he would rule this morning on a request by prosecutors...
Curtain Raisers
Feeling A Little Jumpy?The Theatre Guild of Webster Groves stages "The Desperate Hours," Joseph Hayes' thriller about three escaped convicts who terrorize a suburban family, Friday through May 11. The play was turned into a hit movie in 1955 starring...
Day by Day
DANCE CONCERT - The Lindenwood College Showcase Dancers will present Dance Alive III at 8 p.m. in Jelkyl Theatre at Lindenwood College in St. Charles. Students will perform jazz, funk and tap dances. Tickets are $6. Students and older adults pay $3....
Deaths Elsewhere
JOHN BEAL, 87, who starred in movies opposite Helen Hayes and Katharine Hepburn during an acting career of more than 60 years, died Saturday (April 26, 1997) from a stroke in Santa Cruz, Calif.His first film was "Another Language" with Hayes in 1933....
Demolition on Kmart Site Set for June 1 Shop 'N Save to Be Constructed, Perhaps Be Open by Next March
Demolition of a vacant Kmart store and a parking garage on the 7300 block of Manchester Avenue in Maplewood should begin June 1, Maplewood City Manager Martin Corcoran said. A Shop 'n Save supermarket to be built on the site could open next March, he...
Design and Rarity Are Reasons Behind Dedham Pottery Rage
INTEREST IN DEDHAM pottery has grown steadily throughout this century, attracting collectors across the country and pushing the price of rare plates toward $2,000."`There used to only be a regional market for Dedham," Michael Witt said in Country Living...
Designers Ignore Hot Fashions When Picking Personal Attire
IF YOU WANT to learn true style self-confidence, follow the lead of those who induce you to dump your clothes every six months and buy theirs.Their credo: Do as I design, not as I do.Here's a quick inventory of fashion designers and their uniforms over...
District Planning Alternative School Board Approves $314,000 for Budget
The Rockwood School District next year will have an alternative school for high-school sophomores and juniors who are in danger of dropping out.The Rockwood School Board approved spending $314,000 for teachers' salaries, technology, rehabilitation of...
District Seeks $80,000 from Cable Fees Pact Set 2% for Educational Broadcasting
The Meramec Valley School District wants Pacific to overrule its cable TV commission and pay the district $80,000, 2 percent of cable franchise fees collected the past 14 years.Under a contract with Falcon Cable Television, Pacific has received 5 pe...
District's Finances May Bring Tax Hike Officials Plan to Waive Rollback, Reduce Tax Rate for Debt Service
The tax rate in the Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District may go up slightly this year to help the district out of its financial troubles.The district plans to waive the rollback provided by Proposition C, the state sales tax for education. Under...
District's Reserves Estimated at $2.2 Million
The Brentwood School District will end the 1997-98 school year with about $2.2 million in reserve, despite more than $700,000 in deficit spending, according to preliminary budget figures.Superintendent John Cleary presented a preliminary budget to the...
Doctors Examine Isringhausen's Lung
In the effort to determine the nature of the spot that has appeared on New York Mets' pitcher Jason Isringhausen's chest X-rays, tissue from the irregular mass in his lung was examined Wednesday, a precursor to actual tissue removal and a biopsy to determine...
Dow Tops 7,000, Is near High Tech and Retail Issues among Rally's Leaders
Stocks rose for the third straight day Wednesday after a report of surprisingly strong economic growth in a broad rally that carried the Dow above 7,000 for the first time in seven weeks.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46.96 points to close at...
Drawing by Troy Girl, 10, Is Ticket to Washington
Crystal Reiff is going where no other pupil from Troy's public schools has gone before - to the National Space Science Symposium in Washington.She's going next week because she's the first-place national winner in the Intergalactic Art Competition of...
Easy Credit Can Make for Tough Payments
Dear Abby: I am a mortgage broker, and it is my job to review people's credit history. I am disturbed by the number of people who are mired in credit card debt. I just talked to a couple with four children who had more than $100,000 in credit card debt...
`Elderhostel' Offers Escape, Nature, Beauty
Missouri isn't just a show-me state. It's also a great show-off state, especially on a lovely April day in a woodland area. Redbud and dogwood have bloomed together this year, and this doesn't always happen. Wildflowers have been opening up, at first...
Events / Listings
SOMETHING SPECIALTouring AIDS Quilt, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. today, Lindbergh High School, 4900 S. Lindbergh Boulevard, 849-2000. Lindbergh's Student Council displays two panels, 12 squares each at the school. Free.Symphony Showhouse, 10-4 today, 10 a.m.-4...
Extension of I-170 to North Proposed Meeting on Traffic Problems Spawns Variety of Solutions
The idea of extending Interstate 170 north from Interstate 270 to Lindbergh Boulevard in Florissant has received good reviews from officials, civic leaders and the public in north St. Louis County who attended meetings on solutions to traffic problems.Officials...
Falling Crime Rate Fails to Sway Public
Americans are generally incredulous at reports that crime rates have been declining since 1991. They don't see it, they don't feel it, and they don't believe it.This discrepancy between perception and reality is an old story, according to E. Mark Warr,...
Family Stuff & Upcoming Events
FAMILY STUFFBig wheels: In celebration of Radio Flyer Inc.'s 80th anniversary, the company is pulling the world's largest wagon across the country. It currently rests at the St. Louis Zoo's South Gate through May 10. This larger-than-life model is nine...
FBI Agent Leans toward Mechanical Cause in Twa Crash
The FBI's chief investigator said Wednesday that a "mechanical explanation was looking more likely" in the crash of TWA Flight 800. It was FBI agent James Kallstrom's strongest statement playing down sabotage as the cause of the crash.Kallstrom said...
Flight Fright Unruly Airplane Passengers Target of Industry Crackdown
Some think they are big shots. Some are afraid. Many are drunk. But aboard an airplane high in the sky, any of them can cause danger if they become unruly."Poor behavior should not be tolerated anywhere, but when it happens at 35,000 feet, the behavior...
Flood Victims Get Help from Local Samaritans
Fifteen people fled the floodwater of Grand Forks, N.D. - only to become stranded 1,000 miles away in a Belleville motel with only $35 among them.But now they are getting a taste of local generosity.All day Wednesday, people who heard of their plight...
Flower Power the Annual Florissant Valley of Flowers Festival Shows off the City at Its Best
With all the giant attractions of summer -- the air shows, state fairs and the big music concerts -- it's easy to overlook the lower- profile events that take place in the area's smaller communities. These events don't attract huge crowds or big-name...
Foes of High-Tech Corridor Idea Win Delay of Council"s Decision
Persistence - and a long list of questions - paid off Tuesday night for opponents of a bill to rezone 178.5 acres along Highway 40-61 at Highway DD for high-technology business development.Dozens of property owners who live in the area just north of...
Four Deaths in Four Days Stun Orlando Officials
A woman's body was found Wednesday on a golf course near Sea World, the fourth body found this week in one of the nation's major tourist districts.On Monday, a man was beaten to death and his companion was raped behind a Radisson hotel near Universal...
Fox's Lineup Shuffling Leads to 11 Successive Wins
Through 28 seasons, which have included two state championships, Jim Wright's baseball teams at Fox never managed to scrape together a double-digit win streak.Then, this season's miscast ensemble that figured to land somewhere in the middle of the Suburban...
Freshmen Help Lindenwood Return to National Tourney
Maybe Kyle Jones just wanted to go home.Jones, a Tulsa, Okla., native and a Lindenwood College freshman, led the way this week as the Lions' men's golf team won the Heart of America Athletic Conference Golf Tournament. The victory earned the team a second...
Gallery and Exhibit Listings
MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITSSt. Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Gallery 337: "Currents 70: Tom Friedman" features recent sculpture, drawing, and photography from this native St. Louisan (through June 8). In Gallery 202: "Italian Illuminated...
Gant Settles for Homer Cards Win on Blast in Ninth
Ron Gant didn't want to bunt all that much anyway.With the Cardinals trying to cap a lengthy comeback from a 7-1 deficit Tuesday night at Busch Stadium, Gant, a rare practitioner of the bunt, failed to sacrifice on the first two offerings by San Francisco's...
Garden Fair, Yard Sales Are Harbingers of May
May will be heralded in St. Charles on Saturday with neighborhood yard sales and a Garden Fair and Flea Market.The annual events are sponsored by the St. Charles Commons Neighborhood Association and the Mid Town Community Association in an effort to...
George Strait's Taste in Tunes Comes Up Mostly Winning
Carrying Your Love With MeGeorge Strait (MCA)Never mind that Merle Haggard and George Jones are still sucking in air. Those old boys nowadays record sporadically at best and, to the industry in Nashville and big country radio, lie six feet deep. And...
`Green Man' Enlivens a Garden
BIG GARDEN STATUES used to be all the rage, especially in the famous gardens of France and Italy with their figures of gods and graces marking the turns, posing on balustrades or gesturing mutely at the end of long, green avenues.Life-size statues still...
Happenings for the Kids
Camp Rendezvous, registration begins now, The Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, 938-5900. Unique summer program for children ages 6 through 10 at the Wolf Sanctuary. Campers will assist animal staff in behind-the-scenes tours, engage in wolf crafts,...
Happy Crowd Cheers `Ellen' at Local Bar
Ellen DeGeneres' coming-out packed them in Wednesday night at Attitudes, the city's best-known lesbian bar.Customers stood five and six deep along the bar, at 4100 Manchester Avenue, for what posters billed as "Coming Out With Ellen Night.""And we'll...
Hardaway's 42 Prevents a Sweep by the Heat
Penny Hardaway scored 42 points and the Orlando Magic overcame a 20-point first-half deficit to stave off elimination from the playoffs Tuesday night with an 88-75 victory over the visiting Miami Heat.The Magic, who lost the first two games of the best-of-five...
Harmon Says Health Care Plan Is Needed If Regional Is Closed
With time and money running out for St. Louis Regional Medical Center, Mayor Clarence Harmon said Wednesday that plans must be in place to provide health care for the poor if the hospital is forced to end most services.Health care, along with police...
Health News
Mutation Of Gene May Cause DeafnessBritish researchers said Wednesday that they had found a gene mutation that seems to cause severe deafness, which affects about one in 1,000 children.Reporting in the science journal Nature, they said their findings...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Out Of The BasementThe new Cicero's is bigger, better and brighterGone are the sweating pipes, the low ceiling, the poor sight lines and the cramped, acrid conditions that made Cicero's basement bar the epitome of the rugged indie underground rock scene....
Heiple Gets Censure for His Conduct Illinois Panel Rebukes Chief Justice, but He Won't Lose Pay or His Job
A judicial disciplinary panel censured Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice James Heiple on Wednesday, ruling that his "pattern" of traffic-related run-ins with police "brought the judicial office into disrepute."The censure was handed down by the Illinois...
Help Yourself!
BECAUSE of the large volume of requests for books and the poor response to those requests, we no longer will be able to accept those inquiries. Send your other Help Yourself! questions or answers, including your name, address and phone number and, if...
Herman Confirmed after Gop Withdraws Hold on Nomination
After four months of political roadblocks and questions about her professional conduct, Alexis Herman won Senate confirmation Wednesday to be labor secretary.Republicans removed a hold on the nomination after President Bill Clinton agreed to drop plans...
He's Ready for `Snl' Renewal Tv's Lorne Michaels Is Ready for Season 23
ANOTHER season of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" - its 22nd - is coming to a close.Want to go for 23?Lorne Michaels is ready if you are. "Why" is another question - one that seems fair to ask the 52-year-old creator of "SNL," a man who for 17 seasons (1975...
Homefront This Week: County, Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Folk Movin' on Up. .
With his flowing, golden tresses and jovial manner, Glen Jones makes an unlikely George Jefferson. But after speaking with him on the phone last week, I can easily picture the public-access television host climbing from a cab and escorting his producer,...
Home Repairs Bring Spirit of Christmas to Residents
Christmas arrived eight months early for Olga Kube, 80, of Madison last weekend when area volunteers converged on her home to perform major repairs and improvements, free of charge.As Kube sat in her kitchen eating a breakfast of bacon and eggs, the...
How to Be the Best Second-Graders Offer List of 30 Attributes for a `Top Teacher'
When Sharon Albietz asked her second-grade class at Mesnier School what makes a top student, they came up with six ideas.Then Albietz asked, what makes a top teacher? Suddenly the second-graders seemed full of suggestions. They came up with 30, to be...
(Illinois) Deaths
ALORTONChristine Wells, 69, homemaker, died Tuesday, visitation 9 to 11:30 a.m. and funeral noon Monday, Nash Funeral Home. Burial at Sunset Gardens of Memory.ALTONViola L. Barton, 65, saleswoman, died Tuesday, visitation 4 to 8 p.m. today, funeral 11...
Improvement Team Re-Evaluates 7-Period Schedule Larger Blocks of Time Would Allow In-Depth Work, Ease Need to Rush between Classes, Member Says
Kirkwood High School's improvement team is re-evaluating the school's seven-period schedule. One option under consideration is a block schedule, in which some classes meet daily while others meet a few times a week.Phil McFarland, co-chairman of the...
In Britain, Labor Not Gloating over Big Lead Election `Is Not over until It Is Over,' Leader Blair Says the Day before Vote
Either the governing Conservatives or the pollsters will lose Britain's parliamentary elections today.The pollsters said Tony Blair's Labor party ended the campaign with a fat lead. Prime Minister John Major gamely struggled to persuade voters that there...
In Charge Merkerson of `Law & Order' Is an Actor First and Foremost
SEPATHA Merkerson is standing tall, and that's not good.It's not good, because she's standing over me, and my questions are getting wimpier and wimpier and her answers shorter and shorter.It's my fault. I came here to the north sound stage at Chelsea...
It's a Wind-Win Situation for Alan Benes, Cardinals
Busch Stadium resembled Candlestick Park on Wednesday night, or as if a Dumpster had been overloaded: High winds, garbage all over the field.Out of this somewhat surreal setting emerged a noble effort by Cardinals pitcher Alan Benes. The righthander...
Just the Facts Team Trivia Nights Let Players Show off Wealth of Information, Have Fun, Maybe Win a Prize
Its fans call it "aerobics for the mind."Some attend for the food, fun and fellowship. And others are just happy there's a small use for otherwise useless information.So where do you go to answer which one of Snow White's dwarfs was beardless? Which...
Keeping Posted
KIDS' DAYSPrairie DuRocher: Les Journees Pour les Jeunes Gens, or Kids' Days, will be held at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site. Kids' Days has become a favorite event at the old French fort, as children try games and activities from more than 200...
Kern to Name Ally to City Attorney Post Robert J. Sprague to Regain Job He Held from '73 - '93
Belleville's new mayor, Mark Kern, 33, announced after his inauguration ceremony Wednesday that he will appoint Robert J. Sprague as city attorney.Sprague held that post from 1973 to 1993 under former Mayors Charles E. Nichols and Richard A. Brauer.He...
Kleinknecht Moves on to U.S. Marshal's Post
MUSICAL CHAIRS: Remember Gilbert N. Kleinknecht, who for almost 18 years was St. Louis County Police superintendent and was summoned to Washington by Gene McNary to become associate commissioner of enforcement for the Immigration and Naturalization Service...
Kurt Russell Breaks Down His Acting Career Unlike His Muscle Man Competitors, He Values Good Stories the Most
While Mel Gibson shepherds his own projects, Bruce Willis shoots bigger bullets and Harrison Ford finds slimier villains, Kurt Russell elects another method of staying on top of the movie machine.He elevates the story above character, he says. And that...
Lankford Rests after 2-Hr Game
Though he was hitting .462 for his first seven games back off the disabled list, Cardinals center fielder Ray Lankford did not start Wednesday night.Manager Tony La Russa said that Lankford, who had rotator cuff surgery in the offseason, said he had...
La Russa Brings out the Mad in Foes
Ozzie Smith was mad, and Andy Van Slyke was mad, and Ray Knight was mad, and Felipe Alou was mad, and Barry Bonds was mad, and Gary Sheffield was mad, and Jim Leyland was mad, and Bobby Cox was mad, and Rickey Henderson was mad, and John Schuerholz was...
Late-Blooming Pulpit Favorite for Derby
Pulpit is on the spot in the Kentucky Derby, and that's OK with trainer Frank Brothers."I realize we have 115 years of history to beat, but he looks excellent," Brothers said Wednesday. "He couldn't be doing any better, but there's a reason for that...
Lawyers Can't Return Every Call Promptly
Q: I am a low-income person who is getting a divorce through legal aid. Why is it when I call the legal aid office I am given the runaround? Some people like to touch base with their attorneys to see how things are progressing. I am sure that if I were...
Laxative Ingredient Tied to Cancer in Rats High Doses Cause Disease, Federal Study Finds
An ingredient used for more than 90 years in a common laxative causes cancer in laboratory rats at high doses, a study by federal scientists shows.Rats fed high doses of a compound called phenolphthalein, one of the ingredients in the popular laxative...
Life after Blues Plenty of Alumni in 2nd Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Blues season is over, but there's no shortage of players with Blues ties for fans to cheer or jeer in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.In the Western Conference, Curtis Joseph, Mike Grier and the Edmonton Oilers will try to knock off...
Marrow Donor Drive: A Chance to Be a Hero Session Centers on Des Peres Mayor, Who Has Leukemia
Sharon Burkhardt has leukemia. The feisty three-term mayor of Des Peres reacted with grace and wit when she found out last summer."I have leukemia, and it's not in remission," she says matter of factly. She knows that her only chance of survival is to...
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