St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 5, 1995

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2 Books Show People, Firms Still Write - and Respond
At a time when many companies are growing larger and even more impersonal, the average guy on the street is still looking for a way to connect one-on-one twith corporate America.At least that's the message of gtwo recently published books that chronicle...
After a Long Climb, Olajuwon Is at a Peak
Pardon the gushing, but Hakeem Olajuwon stands for everything right with sports. He is a giant, towering above the muck and the mayhem of greed, ego and all the things we detest.Olajuwon has carried the Houston Rockets back to the NBA finals, and the...
Aldermen Vote to Put Sales Tax on Aug. 8 Ballot
The Bellefontaine Neighbors Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to put a sales tax proposal on the Aug. 8 ballot.This spring, the state Legislature passed a law allowing municipalities in St. Louis County to ask voters for a sales tax of one-half of...
An Ozark Eden
WE DROVE three hours south to Van Buren deep in the Ozarks; climbed into the bed of a battered Chevy pickup with 80,000 hard miles on it for a roller-coaster ride over old logging roads; hiked down a rugged forest hillside without benefit of a trail;...
Anticipating Antipasto: Appetizers Get a Fresh Look
WE HAVE come a long way from the iceberg lettuce, mortadella, salami, peperoncini, tomato wedge, provolone cheese and canned olive antipasto that was once a principal appetizer offering in most Italian-style restaurants, from New York's Little Italy...
Becker Shows Feet of Clay in Paris Flare-Ups Punctuate Loss to 128th-Ranked Romanian
Boris Becker tried to fight the conditions, the officials and a player of whom he'd never heard.When it was over Sunday, Becker had lost the match, his opponent's respect and maybe his last legitimate shot at a French Open title.In the completion of...
Board Decision to Allow Casino at Park Assailed
At least two members of the St. Charles City Council are questioning the legality of a meeting last week at which the Parks Board decided to allow St. Charles Riverfront Station to moor its casino temporarily at Frontier Park.Councilman William Conrey,...
Briefs
WORLD MEXICO PRI Candidate Declared Winner In Governor's Race</P><P>The ruling party's candidate for governor of Yucatan state was declared the official winner Sunday after a tight race.</P><P>The State Electoral Commission...
Briefs
WORLD MEXICO PRI Candidate Declared Winner In Governor's Race</P><P>The ruling party's candidate for governor of Yucatan state was declared the official winner Sunday after a tight race.</P><P>The State Electoral Commission...
Briefs
WASHINGTON Some Women At CIA Reject Bias Settlement</P><P>The principal female CIA employees in a threatened class action suit alleging sexual discrimination have filed federal court papers asking a judge to find that a tentative settlement...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Peggy McAuley Edwards has opened Silver Screen, a shop specializing in film collectibles and gifts, at Big Bend and Millbrook boulevards in University City. Address: 7014 Pershing Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 63130. Phone: 314-727-0077;...
Business Should Buy More Education, Not More Machinery
The current concentration on lightening the burdens on business so it can invest more money in plant and equipment may be a serious mistake - a profound misreading of what really drives productivity.The common assumption is that productivity is primarily...
Can an Outbreak Happen Here?
The Ebola epidemic that has gripped Zaire since April seems to be subsiding, with fewer new cases being reported. One logical question Americans are asking is whether something similar could happen here. The answer is that it already has, under better-controlled...
Cardiac Coach Returns Rams Assistant Recalls Debut with '74 Big Red
Anybody who lived and died with the Cardiac Cardinals in the mid 1970s remembers the play and remembers the game. Wayne Sevier remembers what happened afterwards.Sure, Don Coryell's Cardinals had entered that Oct. 13, 1974, game against the mighty Dallas...
Celebrating 100 Years of American Movies
WHENEVER someone is seeking a classy view of movie history, the advice often is this: "Get Workman."It's a logical choice. For a decade, Chuck Workman has been producing films that compress an amazing amount of visual history into compact form.His "Precious...
Check out This Cash-Starved New Entrepreneur
It's the myth of a high-tech start-up: a brainy wizard gets a great idea for a new product and with a little cash and lots of passion builds a crucial product and grows into a multibillion-dollar company.Hewlett-Packard Co. lived the myth. So did Apple...
Childen Set to Get into the Pool and the Swim . .
Where is Clifford?Greg and Sam Gettman, ages 9 and 8, are adamant about wanting Clifford - an 8-by-15-foot inflatable canine mascot - back at Wentzville's swimming pool in Progress Park."It's like this really huge, red, cartoon dog that comes to the...
Chinese Marinade Multiplies Flavor in Asparagus, Flank Steak
IN THIS meal of warm steak with vegetables served over rice, the Chinese marinade does double duty: It adds flavor to the flank steak and it goes on to season the vegetables. CHINESE STEAK WITH ASPARAGUS AND RICE1 cup long-grain rice8 ounces flank steak1...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Lechner Realty Group Inc. represented both parties in the sale of a 24,299-square-foot building on 1.5 acres of land at 3930 Reavis Barracks Road to Stephen and Joan Goedeker from Evelyn Rhomberg and Hazel M. Rhomberg Revocable Trusts.Hilliker Corp....
Competition Would Cut Long-Distance Rates
Have you ever wondered why computers become more advanced and more affordable everyday, but cable television and long-distance service prices continue to rise? The answer: The computer industry has something that cable TV and telephone markets don't...
Contract to Study Overpasses Ok'd
Officials in O'Fallon hope to alleviate congestion at Highway K, or Main Street, and Interstate 70 with the construction of two more overpasses.The Board of Aldermen approved a $76,250 contract with CRD Campbell Inc. for an engineering study and obtaining...
Council Tackles Boundary Problems Attorney Urges Decision on Line with Bridgeton
The Maryland Heights City Council is planning to straighten out its boundary with Bridgeton before the revival of the St. Louis County Boundary Commission next month.City Attorney Howard Paperner told the council last week that annexations will be more...
Creamy Cheese Blintzes Wrap Up Special Brunch
BLINTZES prove that in cooking, the whole often exceeds the parts. This Jewish dish of Russian-Polish origin is simple, economical and so delicious it deserves to be universally enjoyed.It begins with a thin egg skin that bears a close resemblance to...
Cromer Climbs Batting Order as He Keeps Plugging for Ozzie
After his first three-hit game Saturday, Tripp Cromer was promoted to the No. 2 spot in the Cardinals' batting order Sunday. He had batted eighth in all of his previous starts.While the move was a shot in the wilderness, Cromer's ninth-inning single...
Crowded Highways, Planes Are in Store for Summer Travelers
Business travelers will face crowded airplanes, clogged airports and busy highways this summer, according to a new forecast.The Travel Industry Association of America sees a 5 percent jump in airline vacation travel this summer. That will pile an additional...
Earthy: Program Teaches Gardening to Students
Students at Sumner High School are sprucing up their neighborhood at the same time they are learning about gardening and self-reliance.The school is trying to beautify a vacant lot just south of the school through Mayor Freeman R. Bosley Jr.'s Adopt...
Eating at South City Diner a Diner's Delight
The board-up service was working on the glass front door, a basic part of doing business in a city, but lunch was being served as usual in the South City Diner, and also as usual, it was superior.Peter Spoto's small, 3-year-old restaurant at 3141 South...
Electric Car Has Limited Appeal
Back in the 1960s, when I was growing up, Americans had a clear picture of what the future would be like: We'd all wear Star Trek-style jumpsuits, eat meals composed of nutritionally complete pills and drive electric cars. Now that we're living in the...
Entrepreneur Has an Eye on Laser Surgery Centers
St. Louis entrepreneur Ilya Nykin is hoping to launch another successful start-up.Nykin, founder of several businesses over the last 10 years, has created EyeShapers Laser Centers.The company is hoping to put together a national network of laser-surgery...
Expensive Race Worries Durbin
DICK DURBIN is afraid of somebody and he doesn't know who.I am aware of this because he told me. Others in his orbit have told me, too, as they assess Durbin's chances to be the next United States senator from Illinois.Maybe he's just anxious because...
Farmers' Goal of Fertile Corn Crop All Wet
A carpet of young, green corn should cover John Adams' fields by now. Instead, mud and water cover the land; the only stalks are the dead remnants of last year's crop.It has been raining since Easter - not every day, but often enough that the fields...
Federal Rangers Resist Efforts to Take Away Their Sidearms
THEY'RE ARMED and their critics say they're intimidating to ordinary citizens. But the 7,500 rangers who patrol the more than one million square miles of federal land have fired their weapons just 19 times since 1991, government records show.In most...
Few Chinese Mark Anniversary of '89 Tiananmen Killings
LARGE CROWDS massed at midnight at a Beijing corner where dozens of Chinese died in army gunfire on June 4, 1989, but it was not to mourn the dead of Tiananmen.Rather, as Saturday turned to Sunday, they stood to marvel at late-night work on a major road...
Filipinos Find Life in U.S. Familiar - except for Racism
SOMETIMES, when professor Leo Paz walks around campus at San Francisco City College, he has to remind himself that he's not at the State University of the Philippines in Manila."Our schools were carbon copies of the U.S. education system, down to the...
Finances Are Sound, Official Says Next Fiscal Year `Will Be Best Year in Several Years'
The Hazelwood School District is in excellent financial shape, Superintendent Larry Humphries said last week in reviewing a $94.7 million budget proposed for the fiscal year starting July 1."It will be the best year in several years," he said.The district...
Finish of Projects in Bond Praised; Cost Hikes Blasted
The Mehlville School Board applauded the successful completion of 1992 bond issue projects at its meeting last week, but it sharply disapproved of the lack of notification for additional project costs.The district had hired Sverdrup Facilities Inc. to...
First Session Real Treat for New Lawmakers
Freshmen state legislators from the Metro East area are home for the summer after their first session in the capitol. And what a long, strange trip they think it has been."I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone," said Rep. Steve Davis, D-Bethalto. "You're...
Flower Power Hard Work, Grant Yield Pride, Colorful Results
At 55 miles an hour, the wildflowers bowing on opposing hilltops along Interstate 70 appear as a whisper of color.Vicky Phillips, horticulturist for St. Peters, likes people to feel that they are sharing in a secret, the first time they slow down and...
Fringe Players Brown, Draper Put Blackhawks in a 2-0 Hole
Doug Brown and Kris Draper aren't exactly household names in professional hockey.They're fringe players in the Detroit Red Wings' star-studded cast, where Sergei Fedorov, Paul Coffey, Mike Vernon and Steve Yzerman hog most of the spotlight.In fact, you'd...
Giants Call Up Former Replacement Player as Fill-In for Williams
Matt Williams underwent surgery Sunday for his broken right foot, and the San Francisco Giants recalled former replacement player Joel Chimelis to take his place on the roster.Chimelis, who can play all the infield positions, was sent to the Giants'...
Gun Rights Advocates Draw Crowd of 2,000 at Rally in Washington
His bald head shining in the fierce afternoon sun, radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy on Sunday urged a crowd of about 2,000 enthusiastic gun owners to disobey a federal ban on the manufacture and sale of 19 kinds of semiautomatic weapons."The Constitution...
High-Tech Handouts Government Subsidies Have Had Little Effect on Jobs
For 14 years, Citicorp Inc. paid mathematician John Davies to help the giant banking firm reduce its credit risks. Then in 1991 Citicorp eliminated his job.Davies headed west to New Mexico and Los Alamos National Laboratory. But he was hardly adrift....
`High' Tech Helps Assess Flood Damage
The river giveth and the river taketh away - but the violently flooding river may take away good topsoil and dump a larger amount of barren sand.That's one conclusion from a study by Washington University scientists of the Great Flood of 1993.The scientists...
Hikes in Assessment Explained, Reviewed Population Growth, Changes in Farm Values Are Factors
Growth is not the only reason that Franklin County's assessed values increased in the past year. Changes in valuing agricultural property also were a factor, officials say.The assessed values of four school districts grew by more than 10 percent:Sullivan,...
Housing Planned for Cherry Hills Golf Course Folds
Plans to convert Cherry Hills golf course in the Wildwood area into a subdivision with 416 houses and 130 multifamily units have collapsed.Randy Mayer, president of Mayer Homes, said delays in getting permission for the project from St. Louis County...
Hud Takes over in Chicago
Ineptly managed and plagued by numerous allegations of scandals, the Chicago Housing Authority has finally been ordered to face the music. Federal housing officials have forced the agency's board and executive director to quit, saying they have done...
In Choosing Insurance, Know What Needs Fixing
Dear Tooth Doctors: My employer is offering various dental insurance plans as part of our benefits package. With all the options, what should I look for when selecting a dental care plan? E.R., FlorissantBefore choosing dental insurance, be aware that...
Inmate Recounts 20 Murderous Years Man Says Hatred and Anger Drove Him to Plot, Kill
Joseph Franklin picked St. Louis from a road map. He used a telephone book to select a synagogue in Richmond Heights. He made these and other lethal choices entirely by chance.The randomness of his activities ended the moment he shouldered a high-powered...
`Jerks' Organize: Others to Follow?
OUT OF NEBRASKA, America's Gateway to Nostalgia, comes word that from June 14-18, Omaha will play host to the first-ever convention of the National Association of Soda Jerks.The National Association of Soda Jerks?As far back as 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville...
John Connors Rebounds from Casinos to Tennis
John Connors doesn't like to sit still. As one of the founders of the Alton Belle, he could have retired at an early age and lived well off that investment. Instead, he formed Vision Gaming Inc., which has opened a casino in Cripple Creek, Colo., and...
Keeping Posted
Former Central Chief Takes Poplar Bluff Job</P><P>A former big name in St. Louis hardware has taken a job in southeast Missouri.</P><P>James H. Cohen, former chief executive of Central Hardware, has been tapped as president...
Ken and Annette Brock: Keeping Their Eyes on That Grand Old Flag
If you want the scoop on the American flag you contact Ken and Annette "Annie" Brock. As heads of the Americanism committee for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5077 & Ladies Auxiliary in O'Fallon, Ken and Annie collect and dispose of dilapidated flags...
Kyle Petty Ends 2-Year Winless Streak
Kyle Petty knows junk when he sees it, and he saw plenty of it spread all over the track shortly after the start of the Miller Genuine Draft 500 Sunday in Dover, Del."Sure, we've been junk for two years," he said after ending a drought of that length.But...
Last-Second 150-Footer Hits Post
Jimmy Devellano, Detroit's general manager, wiped sweat from his brow in the corner of the Red Wings locker room after Sunday's 3-2 victory over Chicago in the Western Conference finals at Joe Louis Arena."We dodged a bullet," Devellano said. "We dodged...
Learning Lab College-Preparatory Students Teach and Challenge Young Gifted Pupils
A pony-tailed third-grader faces her classmates. They fidget as they wait for her instructions."Simon dice . . . essere un porco!" she says.The children wrinkle their noses and oink."Essere un penguino!"One little boy puts his arms to his side, waddles...
Lighten Up, Guys County Backs Down in Battle of Bulbs
Lawn mailboxes with addresses that light up at night - a popular new gadget in a section of Bridgeton - have become an unlikely source of political heat for the St. Louis County Council.Last week, Ken Wood, a subdivision trustee, asked the council...
Local Agency Wins Promo Magazine's Yearly Honor
Louis London Advertising and Sales Promotion has been selected as 1995 "Agency of the Year" in the June issue of PROMO magazine, a trade publication. Based in St. Louis, Louis London also has offices in Dallas; Milwaukee; Raleigh, N.C.; and Washington,...
`Love-Sick' Partner Full of Worries
Dear Open Mind: I've been dating a woman for about eight months. We get along well, spend most of the weekend together and talk on the phone daily.I feel like I'm on top of the world when I'm with her, but I don't feel good when we're not together.I...
Low 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...
Magic Makes It Happen Orlando Ousts Pacers 105-81 in East Final
Abracadabra, Reggie Miller and the Indiana Pacers are gone.They were swallowed whole in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals by Shaquille O'Neal and his Magical young teammates from Orlando 105-81.Before an electrifying crowd that only began watching...
Mallinckrodts Gather to Celebrate Family History, Achievements Relatives from Far and near Make Augusta Their Headquarters
About 250 members of the Mallinckrodt family descended on the St. Louis area last weekend, nearly doubling the population of the tiny village of Augusta, where many of the original Mallinckrodts first settled.Augusta was the headquarters of this event...
Marriage's Bitter Ending Finds a Sweet Beginning
Dear Abby: I just read your column and must respond to "Dying Inside in Missouri." I am in my late 40s and have lived through the same experience.In 1988, after nine years of what I thought was a good marriage, my husband announced that he was "unfulfilled"...
Maybe You Can Actually Save for Vacation This Year
The return of sunshine to St. Louis this week brings two thoughts to mind:1. Whoopee! We have a vacation coming!2. Oh, gee. How will we ever pay for it?How silly of me to ask. We'll put it on our credit cards, of course.Only a third of Americans pay...
Mayor Urges Rejection of `Extra' Area Code
Mayor Tom Brown wants St. Peters residents to "hang up" on plans by the Missouri Public Service Commission to overlay a new area code on the St. Louis area."It's important that we all let people know what the overlay plan is and that we're opposed to...
Meet the Rams
Clarence Jones - Tackle NFL Experience: 5th year College: Maryland Hometown: Islip, N.Y. Age: 27 Height: 6-6 Weight: 280</P><P>Most Memorable Football Experience: Winning the Bayshore League championship for the Central Islip...
Memorial Poland Marks Massacre Site Where Soviets Shot Thousands
A somber trumpet echoed through Katyn forest Sunday as Polish President Lech Walesa and weeping mourners honored thousands of officers massacred in secret by the Soviets in World War II."We want to promise all victims that, in the name of human solidarity,...
Monday Memo
Do you now, or have you ever played ball? That's ball as in baseball, softball or corkball.If so, have you ever hit a lazy fly ball, or "can of corn," to the outfield and wished you had more oomph, to push that sucker over the fielder's head?In our playing...
Morning Breifing Eye Openers
Thousands of dedicated fans in Omaha, Neb., have attended the College World Series for decades. Among them is LAMBERT BARTEK, Rosenblatt Stadium organist.It would take a really big event to make him miss any CWS games - apparently something bigger than...
Mutual Funds Are a Smart Way to Start Investing
Mutual funds are widely accepted as one of the most convenient, sensible and cost-effective ways for individuals to invest in the financial markets.In fact, there are about 40 million mutual fund investors in this country, more than double the number...
New Hud Rules May Bring You Escrow Refund
If your mortgage lender collects money for your homeowners insurance and property taxes and pays them through an escrow account, you may have some money coming back to you.The latest rules from the Department of Housing and Urban Development clamp down...
New Rules Guide Attorneys in Making Wills for Seniors
"Dear Attorney Tutt:"I'd like to bring my great Aunt Tillie in to make her will. When can you see her?"Sincerely Yours, G.N." -So what do you think: Is "G.N." the "good nephew" or the "greedy nephew"?Who is the client? The nephew or the aunt?And is Aunt...
Norman Eases to Title with Final-Round 66
Greg Norman won for the first time on the tour in more than a year, shooting a 6-under-par 66 Sunday and capturing the Memorial by 4 strokes on a water-logged course in Dublin, Ohio.In winning this tournament for a second time, Norman made a critical...
Nurse Sends Plea to Let Dying Go
Dear Ann Landers: I am a registered nurse, working in an intensive care unit. I am now taking care of people who are being kept alive by machines. Their condition is so critical that we must pour fluids and drugs into them to keep them going. As their...
Nuts about Banana Bread; Sweet Apples Are a Wrap
HAROLD BAYLESS of St. Peters requested the recipe for the banana nut bread served at Ponderosa Steakhouses. This isn't it, said Wanda Berkbigler of Perryville, Mo., "but it's the best banana bread I've ever made." BANANA NUT BREAD1/2 cup (1 stick) butter,...
Officials, Frontenac Resident Clash over $3 Traffic Charge
Warson Woods officials have dismissed a traffic charge against Frontenac resident John Alexander, but Alexander says that - as far as he is concerned - the case will continue.Alexander is upset about a fee of $3 that the city charges to postpone municipal...
Officials Ponder Across-the-Board Budget Cuts
Students in the Rockwood School District would see fewer new computers and less software this fall under proposed budget cuts.Fewer students would take standardized tests. Fewer teachers and school officials would travel. Fewer school employees would...
Old Barn Stands Tall Owner Trying to Restore Luster to 1915 Structure
THE LETTERS are faded and barely visible on the weathered wood of the huge old barn."Forest View Farms. 1915."Sections of the white-pine siding sag and tilt in, as if threatening to collapse unless strong hands and new wood intervene. The roofline that...
On Life and Work (So to Speak) . . . after Graduation
GOOD MORNING, graduates.I'm thrilled, and honored, to be giving the commencement address this morning.First of all, let me say that you are leaving college at a marvelous time. You are, indeed, lucky.In the past several years, graduates moved into an...
Parent Group Holds Forum to Answer Program Criticisms
A Hazelwood School District parents group known as Hazelwood Family called a public forum one night last week to refute criticism of the district's energy-saving program.About 40 people attended the forum Tuesday at Hazelwood Central High School. Chris...
Patience Rewards the Artichoke Eater
EATING AN artichoke is like getting to know a diffident person and then falling in love, penetrating a tough exterior that gradually reveals the hidden tenderness, delicious and yielding, not at all like the first impression.But not without first giving...
People
Satirists like JOHN WATERS are finding it hard to compete with real life these days.In the 1994 movie "Serial Mom," the director created a ludicrous scene in which sidewalk vendors hawked T-shirts with the portrait of a popular defendant in a multiple...
Perfection Escapes Martinez Expos' Hurler Yields Leadoff Hit in 10th
Pedro Martinez never had heard of Harvey Haddix before Saturday night. Now, they're linked in baseball history.Martinez became only the second pitcher in the history of the major leagues to take a perfect game into extra innings, but he allowed a leadoff...
Pick Up the Phone, and Pick Up the Frequent-Flier Miles
Inside Flyer, a monthly magazine for frequent travelers, recently found that nine out of 10 of its readers carry airline affinity cards. The credit cards, which carry the name or logo of an airline, give travelers an opportunity to earn frequent-flier...
Politics Halts HIV Testing of Infants
The Clinton administration recently announced a startling new idea for attacking the AIDS epidemic: As of May 12, the government stopped counting women and children who have the HIV virus.For seven years, the government had been testing 2 million newborn...
Pope Beatifies Belgian Who Helped Lepers
The Pope beatified Father Damien, a Belgian missionary, on Sunday for his selfless work with lepers, providing a symbol for those afflicted with incurable modern-day diseases such as AIDS."My heart turns towards those who are today still afflicted with...
Pork Dish Offers Taste of the Tropics
IN BRAZIL, cooks often pair meat with fruit to stimulate the sense of taste.In this Brazilian-inspired dish of pork with black beans and oranges, the bright flavor of fresh citrus, the earthy flavor of black beans and meaty pork tenderloin combine to...
Principal Cites `Moral Imperative' for Keeping Children at School
Over the last four years, the typical elementary school in St. Louis has suspended 80 students. The Wyman School, in the Tiffany neighborhood, has suspended just two.It's not by accident that Wyman is virtually suspension-free. John Phillips, the principal,...
Puma Cup Features Nation's Best; to Be at Soccer Park This Week
The 1995 Puma Cup, the nation's only boys all-star soccer tournament for the country's top high school senior scholar-athletes, will be played Wednesday through Saturday this week at St. Louis Soccer Park.Created and played at the National Soccer Hall...
Puma Cup Features the Nation's Best
The 1995 Puma Cup, the nation's only boys all-star soccer tournament for the country's top high school senior scholar-athletes, will be played Wednesday through Saturday this week at St. Louis Soccer Park.Created and played at the National Soccer Hall...
Put It on the P.A
Senior Kari Edwards and junior Jared Joplin of Webster Groves High School received No. 1 soloist ratings at the Missouri State Solo and Ensemble Festival at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Katie McGinnis, a senior, and Angela Wickwire, a junior,...
Put It on the P.A
Several students at Bishop DuBourg High School have won college scholarships. They include Sue Arnold, honors scholarship to Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.; Laura Ulrich, academic scholarship to Lindenwood College; Jackie Matreci, board of governors'...
Put It on the P.A
McCluer North High School inducted 24 members into the National Honor Society. They are Matt Barker, Pam Barteau, Mark Becker, Jennifer Boundreau, Jakob Bowles, Tim Bridgeforth, Marissa Clickner, Michelle Dominguez, John Duitt, Linda Fisher, Jennifer...
Rams' Free-Agent Kelly: `This Is Where I Can Be Most Productive'
Among the Rams' dwindling list of unsigned free agents, the name that stands out is Joe Kelly.Kelly has been a starting linebacker for most of his nine National Football League seasons. He recorded 70 tackles last season - his first with the Rams - along...
Residents Back Levees, Zoning to Cut Flood Costs
A random telephone survey taken in St. Charles County before the most recent round of flooding shows that the largest number of people favor building levees and establishing restrictive zoning policies to mitigate future flood damage.Greenway Network...
Residents Blast, Blame Msd for Sewage, Water in Homes
Angry residents packed the Bellefontaine Neighbors City Hall last week to hear why their basements and homes had flooded with raw sewage during a big storm two weeks ago.More than 50 residents had water and raw sewage backing into their basements on...
Residents' Views Sought on Plan for Highway Lawmaker: Time Running Short on Proposal to Reroute Mm
Residents of House Springs are being urged to express their opinions on the state highway department's proposal to reroute Highway MM through the Weber-Demaree House in old town House Springs.Some residents met at the Lions' Hall last week to hear about...
Rockets Boosted by Bench Support Cast Helped Houston Get on Course
Chucky Brown was on his way back to Yakima, Wash. Charles Jones was about to take a vacation.But each received a phone call in February from the Houston Rockets, and look at them now. They've caught a ride to the National Basketball Association finals.Along...
Rockies Sweep Series against Pittsburgh
Vinny Castilla hit homers in consecutive at-bats, helping Joe Grahe post his first National League victory as Colorado beat visiting Pittsburgh 4-1 Sunday.Larry Walker also had a homer, his 12th, as the Rockies swept the three-game series and ran their...
Roofers Are Ignoring Safety Rules, OSHA Says Many Workers Have Had Fatal or Disabling Injuries
Hundreds of roofers in the St. Louis area who climb up on buildings during this spring roofing season are putting themselves at risk - and breaking the law.So says Janice Barrier, head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's local office.Roofers...
Runaway Truck Tires Can Kill Potentially Fatal Accident Happens Three Times a Day, Study Says
About three times a day, a truck loses a wheel and causes an accident on America's highways, a federal study says.Just such an incident killed a man recently on Interstate 44 near Marshfield. A tire and brake drum flew off a gasoline tanker, bounced...
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