St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 14, 1995

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12-2 Loss to Rockies Leaves Atlanta Magic Number Holding at 2
Vinny Castilla went four for five and drove in three runs, and Lance Painter won his first start of the season as Colorado prevented Atlanta from clinching a share of the NL East title with a 12-2 win Tuesday night in Denver.Castilla, who had his fifth...
2 on East St. Louis School Board Won't Seek Re-Election Twelve Candidates File for Four Seats, Including Two Incumbents
Two East St. Louis School Board members - including the board's president - have decided not to seek re-election Nov. 7.They are Leslie Morgan Sr., president, and Della Murphy, who works for the East St. Louis police department. Each has served one four-year...
5 Cities Seek Levies for Parks, Runoff Control
A new sales tax for storm water control and local parks will make its debut on the Nov. 7 ballot.The Legislature last spring allowed cities and counties to levy the tax with voter approval. They limited the rate to a half cent for each dollar. The law...
8-0 Start Vaults Wentzville to Top Spot in Rankings
Wentzville High softball coach Karen Clark cringes just a bit when she opens her newspaper on Tuesday mornings these days."To be honest, I'm not real thrilled about us being ranked No. 1; I'd prefer it if we had a chance to sneak up on people a little...
A Corner in Time St. Louis Playwright Explores Baseball as Rite of Passage
Eric Wilson gets up at 5 a.m. and begins to write. Like the earnest young grad student that he is, he makes the best of somewhat Spartan circumstances. He turns on his temperamental old computer, which sits shakily on top of a file cabinet. Holding the...
A Couple Basics Can Become a Closetful of Career Looks
HOW DOES a woman put together a career uniform that will take her from Monday to Friday with a minimum of hassle and cost, but a maximum of options?To show the way, we decided to go shopping for a selection of basic garments that could be worn together...
A Fifth Has Cardinals Drunken with Success
The Cardinals set a bit of 1995 history Tuesday night with their season-high, fifth consecutive victory. But the highlight of their 10-4 win over the San Francisco Giants at Busch Stadium was Ray Lankford's assault on a Cardinals record that has stood...
A Grenade with a Message
In all the years of the Cold War, even when U.S.-Soviet relations were at their most chilled, the two countries' embassies were never in real danger. And, in the turmoil of the Soviet Union's collapse, the U.S. embassy remained safe and sound. On Wednesday,...
All Factions Must Unite to Improve Schools
Concerns about yellow buses and money spent on desegregation should not distract citizens from the more important issue of educating our children and youth. Yes, desegregation problems must be resolved, but not in a fashion that will harm the students.Desegregation...
Apples Flourish for Fall Picking
It wasn't a vintage season for produce thanks to the sizzling temperatures. Tomatoes and other vegetables withered on the vine. Pumpkin blossoms dropped early creating a sparse crop for fall. Grapes were late. But the hardy apple thrived, according to...
Attacks Push Back Rebel Serb Forces Airstrikes Continue, as 2 Towns Taken
Bosnian government soldiers and forces from Croatia captured two towns from the Bosnian Serbs Wednesday, advancing rapidly in central and western Bosnia as the Serbs retreated.NATO also kept up its pressure on the rebel Serbs with airstrikes on Serbian-held...
Auditions / Announcements
Food Outreach: Call for artists to participate in this year's Food Outreach WinterSpice event on November 12. Artists, architects and designers are encouraged to submit one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments, which will be auctioned to highest bidder. Benefits...
Balloon for Achalasia Unclogs the Esophagus
Dear Dr. Donohue: You mentioned balloon dilation for a person with achalasia. A friend of mine had this procedure years ago, and it resulted in injury to his esophagus from the balloon. Can you comment on that? How is that handled? Is it common? What...
Bat Man Little Guy Builds Bats for Big Hits
Ray DeMarini says he's happy being a little guy because he carries a big bat, an aluminum slugger he designed from scratch and turned into a major business.The 5-foot-6, 48-year-old DeMarini sells softball bats that have become popular among heavy hitters...
Battered Women Need Panel to Make Fur Fly
Dear Ann Landers: I am totally stumped by an article I read in my local newspaper. I hope you can explain it to me. Here it is:"A North Hollywood man faces misdemeanor charges accusing him of beating and choking his girlfriend, then strangling her pet...
Belarussians Shoot Down Balloon in Race, Killing 2 American Crew Members on Board
The Belarussian armed forces shot down a helium balloon during an international race, killing its two U.S. pilots, officials in Belarus and the United States said Wednesday.Belarussian authorities said the Americans, flying close to an air base and a...
Belarussians Shoot Down Balloon in Race, Killing 2 American Crew Members on Board
The Belarussian military shot down a gas balloon taking part in an international race, killing the two American crew members on board.The balloon was flying close to a military base, and Belarussian authorities said the Americans failed to respond to...
Belinda Lee's Heroes: Not Usual Suspects
Works by Belinda Lee, Greg Edmonson and Julian Schnabel Where: Elliot Smith contempoary Art, 4727 McPherson When: Through Oct. 15 Hours: 10a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday</P><P>IN...
Best Bets for the Week of Sept. 14-20
Tonight</P><P>MRMF: Sons of Regret promises to blow your doors off at Mississippi Nights at 8 p.m. on the first night of the Mississippi River Music Festival. This meta/hard rock outfir from Bloomington, Ind., is one of 200 regional groups...
Beverage, Financial Shares Gain; Ibm Slips
Stocks rose to record highs Wednesday as beverage and financial issues gained. The advance was tempered by a decline in International Business Machines Corp. shares, which fell on concern about third-quarter earnings.IBM tumbled as much as 5 before closing...
Beyond School Desegregation
For quite some time, there has been renewed interest in bringing to a close the voluntary desegregation program in St. Louis area public schools. Many of the major parties to the nearly 15-year-old original agreement want to end it.The remaining questions...
Big School Design Keeps Small Feel Open House to Show off Three Mini Schools in One
Parkway's new Southwest Middle School in Ballwin looks huge.But it is designed to feel small.The school has three mini schools within the school, one each for the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.The public can get a closer look at the $11.9 million...
Big Trouble in Lycra Land Should Miss America Pageant Dicth the Water Togs? Here's Your Chance to Call in and Vote
America is a divided nation when it comes to the Miss America Pageant. Part of the country watches the contest to see our best and brightest young women smile off against one another in a friendly contest of beauty, brains and poise. These people think...
Bill Would Give Council Greater Role with Board
Several St. Charles City Council members want to supervise the Public Works Board more closely as the board's responsibilities increase.Councilmen Rory Riddler, 1st Ward, and Michael Klinghammer, 7th Ward, have introduced a bill that would require the...
Board Decides to Hold off on Bond, Seek Data
The Rockwood School Board will forgo putting a bond issue proposal on the ballot Nov. 7.The deadline to submit items for that ballot is this week, and the board took no such action on Thursday. That was its last scheduled meeting before the deadline.School...
Board Weighs Purchase of Computer
The Marlborough Board of Trustees has agreed to study the cost of a computer for the village hall while voicing skepticism about the need for a computer.Former board member Joe Sapienza asked at the board's meeting last week whether the board had looked...
Body-Conscious Clothes Need Firm Foundation
CURVES ARE back - and they're headed straight for foundations departments.It started in Paris, where the couture - led by Karl Lagerfeld's Wundercorset for Chanel - unfurled a dazzling display of unabashed femininity.Corseted looks that plump the bosom,...
Book Bits
THURSDAY</P><P>Jeff Hamilton and Andy Mozina read at 7:30 p.m. for the Paul's Books Writers Series at Ibids Cafe, 6687 Delmar. 721-4743.</P><P>Bill McKibben, author of "The End of Nature," will speak from his latest work, "Hope,...
Books on Tape
"THE CODICIL" A novel by Tom Topor (13 hours, unabridged, Brilliance Corp. Bookcassettes, $25.95)</P><P>Webster defines a codicil as an amendment to a will that modifies the document in some way. For most of us, that's probably not...
Boy George Finds His Voice, but Not His Melody
Cheapness And Beauty Boy George (Virgin)</P><P>Boy George has so much to say, but he just can't find an audience.</P><P>Although his single from the movie "The Crying Game" was a hit in 1993, the former Culture Club vocalist...
Braves Top Rockies 9-7, Clinch Eastern Division
The Atlanta Braves clinched their fourth consecutive division championship Wednesday, defeating the Colorado Rockies 9-7 in Denver behind big hits by Fred McGriff and Ryan Klesko.The Braves became the first NL team to win four consecutive division titles.The...
Briefs
WORLD RWANDA U.N. Blames Massacre On Soldiers</P><P>Soldiers were responsible for the massacre Monday and Tuesday of more than 100 people in Rwanda, a U.N. official said. The soldiers were looking in three villages for attackers who...
Calvin Klein Ad Campaign Was in Poor Tast, but It's Not a Federal Case
Is there someone in Congress with the guts to ask why the FBI is investigating Calvin Klein for child pornography? The answer, you can bet, is no. Given the nature of the times - the emphasis on family values, the political clout of the Christian right...
Canoe Trip Resulted in a Wave of Remorse
IT IS A fine Sunday afternoon. Renting a bright red canoe, we toss in oars, life preservers and backpack. We step in and are on our way across the lake.We had been in many canoes, usually on rivers, some of which boasted stretches of white water. Nothing...
Car Declared Dead, but Wouldn't Die
I HOPE you can hear me. I've got to keep my voice down. There's a 1988 Jeep in our garage that hangs onto every word I say.A lot of people own cars with human qualities. That's not a big deal. But this one came with an attitude. We had owned it only...
Cards Cut Giants Down to Size 8-4 Bell Homer Fuels 6th Win in Row
For several months, the Cardinals have been last in the National League in every offensive category worth mentioning. But a battered San Francisco Giants pitching staff must be wondering who crunched those numbers.The Cardinals, last in batting average,...
Casino Gets Approval for Parking Garage
The St. Charles City Council passed a bill Tuesday night to approve the plan of St. Charles Riverfront Station to build a six-story parking garage on the company's land along the Missouri riverfront.The vote was 7-2 with William Conrey, 2nd Ward, and...
Changes in Budget Gain Council OK
After several months of discussion and a lengthy debate last week, the Arnold City Council approved the budget for this fiscal year.John Brazeal, city finance director, pointed out the five changes that were made. They include addition of a recreational...
Channel 9 Plans to Build on New Grand Center Site Action Enables Pulitzer to Erect Building for Art
KETC (Channel 9) has settled on a site in Grand Center for its new headquarters and production building and plans to start construction early next year.KETC's decision to build on the northern side of Olive Street, midway between Grand Boulevard and...
Charter, Taxes, Annexation on the Ballot in November
Forms of government will be the big issue on the ballot in south St. Louis County on Nov. 7.Voters in the area of the Hancock Place and Mehlville school districts will decide if they want to incorporate the city of South Pointe. In Crestwood, voters...
Clark's Mayoral Bid Starts on Minus Side
COLYUMNISTS DO IT DAILY: Sixth Ward Alderman Marit Clark announced her candidacy for mayor on Saturday in Lafayette Park. That's fine. But Clark failed to get a park-use permit from the City of St. Louis.READ ON: An internal memo from Director of Human...
College Update: Men
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY</P><P>Name-dropping: What do Bears quarterback Thor Larsen and Rams coach Rich Brooks have in common? Each went to Nevada Union High in Nevada City, Calif. Besides that trivia, Larsen's claim to fame on The Hilltop...
Conservatives Lose Their `Family Cap' in Senate Welfare Plan
Heeding warnings that a national welfare "family cap" would drive up abortions and punish poor families, the Senate derailed on Wednesday a conservative push to deny additional cash payments to single mothers who have more children.Brushing aside pleas...
Cooper Returns to Cards' Lineup
It used to be that Scott Cooper checked the lineup card just to see where he was batting. Now he checks it to see if he is playing at all, and thus, probably was surprised to find himself back at third base Wednesday night.Cooper has started only four...
Council, Planners Agree on Zoning Classifications
The St. Charles City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission have agreed on zoning classifications for more than 200 acres along Friedens Road. The agreement might resolve a controversial zoning petition.Council members on Tuesday met with the...
Court Hears Arguments on Campaign Finance Laws Two Cases Offering a Challenge to New Missouri Spending Limits
How far can a state go to restrict campaign contributions and spending?That is the essence of the question before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which on Wednesday heard arguments in two cases challenging parts of Missouri's two new campaign-finance...
Court to Hear Appeals Lodged by Clinton, Jones
President Bill Clinton and Paula Corbin Jones are facing off here in a legal battle over her claim that he made a sexual overture to her in a hotel room four years ago when he was governor of Arkansas.In arguments scheduled for today before a federal...
Day by Day Today
TODAY FOREVER PLAID - Male vocal groups and the musical classics of the 1950s are celebrated in "Forever Plaid," playing through Nov. 4 at the Goldenrod Showboat Dinner Theater, 1000 Riverside Drive, St. Charles. "Love is a Many Splendored Thing,"...
Defending Fuhrman: It's a Tough World
IS IT possible that someone could have a kind word for Mark Fuhrman, the liar and bigot of N-word fame? The braggart ex-cop whose big mouth is O.J. Simpson's best hope to beat the rap?Sure. This is a big country with all sorts of opinions. And far worse...
Designer's Florida Estate Another Fantasyland
INTERIOR DESIGNERS frequently peek into closets to get an idea of their clients' flair for style. But there's no need to find the closet in Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace's South Beach manse. His over-the-top style is splashed throughout the...
Diamonds Aren't Forever Landmark along I-44 Closes
MY GOD, AFTER all these years," Doris MacDonald said, stretching out her arms as if the gesture would throw open the landmark restaurant's locked doors.It didn't work. The Diamonds is closed.The shuttering of the restaurant in Gray Summit - topped by...
Diversity - and Economy - Thrive in Texas
WHILE CALIFORNIA WAS abolishing some of its affirmative action programs this spring, Houston Mayor Bob Lanier was expanding his city's goals for minority contracts. Dallas, despite its racially segregated neighborhoods, was electing its first black mayor....
Divorce 101: Class a Must for Parents Spouses Parting Ways Required to Attend Education Program
Starting Oct. 1, any parent seeking a divorce in St. Louis County will have to take a parenting class before the divorce will be granted.Judges of the Family Court on Wednesday approved a parent education program designed to help parents understand the...
Don't Dis the Mistress Elvira May Be Cartoonish, but the Actress Behind Her
The great thing about Cassandra Peterson is that she calls collect.Most interview-worthy celebrities wouldn't dare do such a thing - risking the image, looking cheap. When it's time to telephone the press they usually have one of their people do the...
Embassy Attack Mystifies Kremlin, U.S. Masked Man Fires at American Compound
A masked attacker fired a rocket-propelled grenade that pierced the thick brick wall of the U.S. Embassy and exploded in an empty office Wednesday. No one was injured in the daring midafternoon attack that came at a time of rising anti-American sentiment.There...
Even Being Pleasingly Plump Harmful to Women, Study Says
It pays to be thin, considerably thinner than current guidelines for middle-aged Americans recommend, according to a new study.A major new study suggests that even a moderate gain, of 22 pounds or more above a person's weight at age 18, incurs a greater...
Even Being Pleasingly Plump Harmful to Women, Study Says
Being even a little bit plump is bad for your health, says a major new study of American women.Health experts have long recognized the hazards of true obesity, but the new research from Harvard Medical School suggests that even "love handles" are a bad...
Facing Life with Aids Now She Tells Others about HIV Risk, Prevention
When Rae Lewis-Thornton organized a blood drive in her hometown of Chicago in 1986 she had no idea that event would change the course of her life.Lewis-Thornton, now 33, had been working happily as a political organizer for liberal causes and candidates,...
Famed 1950s Miler Bannister Suggests Black Athletes Have Athletic Advantages
Dr. Roger Bannister, saying he was "prepared to risk political incorrectness," said Wednesday that black sprinters have "certain natural anatomical advantages" over their white rivals.Bannister, who in 1954 became the first person to break the 4-minute...
Family Stuff
Act 1, Scene 1</P><P>This year marks the 208th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, the oldest working constitution in the world. To celebrate this milestone, visitors to the Old Courthouse, 11 North Fourth Street,...
Fifth Amendment Usually Taints the User
MORE THAN 350 years after John Lilburne was whipped and put in the pillory for refusing to take an oath before testifying, his legacy lives on in the O.J. Simpson courtroom and the Ruby Ridge inquiry.The history books say the Englishman's exoneration...
Figaro May Parlay Persistence into a Start
Despite a two-year hiatus from the National Football League, Cedric Figaro wouldn't take no for an answer. Against New Orleans, he got a game ball for his persistence. This Sunday against Carolina, he may just start at outside linebacker.Figaro, a sixth-year...
Film Briefs
Writers Get The Next To The Last Word</P><P>Moviegoers may barely notice the change, but a switch in the structure of films' opening credits has touched off an angry reaction by a group of top-ranking Hollywood producers and reopened ...
Focusing on a Specific Purpose Makes Big Impact in Small Space
More than a decade after theme gardening became popular, the idea of growing fruits, vegetables and flowers for a specific purpose remains a favorite.Theme gardens might be planted to showcase a certain color of flower, to attract butterflies, to produce...
For Pumpkins, It's Easy Being Green, but They Will Become Orange Soon
There is a disheartening moment for the first-time pumpkin grower when it seems that something has gone wrong.The young gourds are developing nicely, they are round, well-shaped and promise to grow into hefty orbs, pumpkins that will hold a tolerable...
Fuhr Escapade Makes Joe Fan Feel like Genius
The opening of National Hockey League camps has given this bureau a rush - like a swig of "Yip!" brand coffee or the ammonia whiff favored by Brian Sutter.The bitterness of the lockout-shortened 1995 mini-season is behind us. The words "Gary Bettman"...
Gambling-Boat Lease Remains Adrift
Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s plan of quickly sewing up a gambling lease on the downtown riverfront appears to be unraveling. Bosley's office acknowledged Wednesday it had missed another self-imposed deadline for securing a lease.Bosley officials said they...
Getting a Clue: Tuned-In Teens Make the Grade in Style
BACK-TO-SCHOOL fashion is way fabulous.There are macho denims, power plaids, shiny fabrics and trim on everything - all of which you can scope out merely by viewing "Clueless," the awesome new flick about the trials of a Beverly Hills teen queen.The...
Getting the Urge Local Band Played a Waiting Game for Their New CD
Getting the CD "Receiving the Gift of Flavor" into record stores has been a long process for The Urge. But according to bass player Karl Grable, who hails from Rock Hill, the wait only served to whet fans' appetite."We were at the Best Buy in Crestwood...
Give It to Us in Plain English, Lawmakers Say
HERE'S the nightmare:A man walks into the state revenue office in, say, Cape Girardeau, Mo., to renew his driver's license. The woman behind the counter begins speaking to him, but he cannot understand what she is saying. It is gibberish to him, a string...
Going Platinum: Jewelers Recall a Once-Forgotten Metal
FIVE YEARS ago, when Scott Kay, a jewelry designer, announced a new collection of platinum engagement rings, the idea went over like a black wedding gown.Platinum, once the most coveted of precious metals, had become virtually nonexistent in the United...
Gravel Driveways Kick Up a Quarrel Aldermen Hear Residents Vent Ire on Paving Plan
The Rock Hill Board of Aldermen has heard residents' complaints about a proposal to require all driveways leading to main streets to be paved with concrete or asphalt.Currently, many driveways are made of gravel, and residents with those kinds of driveways...
Great Is His Devotion Playwright Cobb's Dedication Drives Him, despite the Hours
There are only 24 hours in each day, but little facts like that don't deter Terry L. Cobb. He wrote his first play while working full-time as a program analyst at Veterans Administration hospital. His creation, "Great Is Temptation," completes its run...
Hacked off Real-Life Computer Whizzes Trash New Movie's Web Site - to the Studio's Delight
It took a group of hackers about 20 seconds to find their way into the World Wide Web page for MGM/United Artists' new movie "Hackers" and leave their own rather abrasive version in its place.MGM had, after all, set up the page to collect "great hacks"...
Hazelwood C.'s Smith Showing Pre-Injury Form
After enduring a runless spring, Hazelwood Central junior Jill Smith isn't sure she can repeat last year's Missouri Class 4A championship performance in cross country.Smith is mostly concentrating on her next race - and measuring her progress on the...
Hear Here
Beats The Bus: Thanks to the Bottlerockets, record store clerk Dustin Oppy gets to sleep an extra hour in the morning.Oppy is the winner of a $1,000 car of his choice, courtesy of the Bottle Rockets' label ESD Records."Great timing. I'm tired of getting...
Illinois Panel Assails District Schools in East St. Louis Mismanaged, Report Says
The East St. Louis school superintendent's office went behind the back of a state panel and cashed funds from a special account.Bank accounts were opened in the name of the district without the business office's knowledge or control.And some individuals...
Improvements at Can Factory Quiet Complaints
A noisy can factory owned by Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. in Arnold has quieted. So have the complaints by residents of the area.The plant, which makes aluminum cans for beer and soft drinks, is operated by Metal Container Corp., a subsidiary of the brewery.While...
Incarnate Word Coach Yields to Motherhood
Incarnate Word Academy has a new volleyball coach this season who knows all about the Red Knights' strengths and weaknesses.Bridget Timoney, an assistant with the Red Knights for the last four years, replaces Karen Piedimonte, who has taken a leave of...
In Game of Fashion, Baseball Caps Still Hitting Home Runs
BASEBALL MAY have struck out, but baseball caps are hitting home runs as the headgear of choice.Some cap makers are even putting smaller or secondary logos on the back of the caps, bowing to the teen-age penchant for wearing baseball caps backwards.Independent...
It's Easier to Bring Boxwood's Glory Home
Garden lovers who visit Williamsburg, Va., George Washington's home at Mt. Vernon, and such handsome plantations as Gunston Hall often return home with memories of one plant foremost in their minds.It is the glossy-leaved boxwood, clipped to perfection...
Jennings Holdup Continues Spate of Bank Robberies
Two men robbed the Roosevelt Bank at the River Roads Shopping Center in Jennings Wednesday morning - the area's seventh bank robbery in the last 10 working days and the fourth since Friday.Dave Cunningham, supervisor of the FBI's violent crime squad...
Jimmy Buffet Reviews from across the Country of the Singer Who Performs with Marshall Chatman at 8 P.M. Sunday, Oct. 1 at Riverport
The Boston Herald (Aug. 25, 1995):It's all in the details.Stripped of the elaborate trappings, a Jimmy Buffett concert is a fun and frothy night out, little more.But by the time Buffett finishes laying on all the special effects such as inflatable palm...
Just Me and My Sevens
The Vicarious Bettor is playing off a $100 stake provided by his employer. Each week he wagers some of that money and reports on the results here.The game: CrapsThe session: 9 a.m. Monday on the Casino St. Charles.There's a lot to like about the 9 a.m....
Labelle of the Mall She Came Selling Cosmetics, but the Crowd Bought Her Inner Beauty
WITHOUT A HINT of embarrassment, Patti LaBelle confided that people she likes she calls "poo poo.""Not everyone, but if I like you I call you poo poo. And all the people who go to my concerts I call poo poo because if you go to my concerts, you are a...
Liftoff! Granddad of Ballon Races Will Fill Forest Park with Riot of Color and Legions of People
Being aloft in a hot-air balloon creates unexpected sensations.Aside from the occasional growl of the burner, there is no noise. In addition, there is no sense of movement. So it is as comfortable as bread, wine and a poetry reading.From the ground,...
Lighter Load on Shelf Weighing on Librarian
Dear Abby: You could do us librarians an enormous favor if you would print this appeal to help us retrieve some of those books that have wandered away.Summer is over, and many school librarians, like me, have completed the dreaded inventory. This is...
Limiting Death-Penalty Appeals Draws Warning from Defenders
Expanding the death penalty and limiting appeals won't work unless defendants are assured expert legal representation, says a group that helps find attorneys for death-row inmates.The Capital Resources Center, established in 1990 as an arm of the Illinois...
Mad for Plaid a 50's Guy Group Learns to Crash and Sing
When a car collides with a bus, the auto's inhabitants are unlikely to respond with much jubilation, especially when the outcome is fatal. There are exceptions to every rule, however. In this case it's the Plaids, a fictional 50s-era "guy group" who...
Man Held in Kidnapping Says He Was Protecting Girl Father Denies Using Real Gun, Apologizes to School in Illinois
John Moro, who stands accused of snatching his 7-year-old daughter from a classroom at gunpoint and taking her across the country, insisted Wednesday he was driven to do it.Rather than being the enraged intruder who dragged a screaming Demetria Jo Moro...
Mcgwire, Tartabull Boost a's Past Royals
Mark McGwire hit his 30th homer and Danny Tartabull homered for the first time since his trade to Oakland in late July as the Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-5 Wednesday in Oakland, Calif.McGwire's homer was his 268th, tying him with Reggie...
Mediator Sought to Mend Split in Police Force
The Overland Board of Aldermen will search for a mediator to help reconcile a deep split within the city's police department. The move is an attempt to bring the board's two factions to a compromise and restore the residents' faith in their officials."We...
Memorable Surprises Cardwell's Pairs Unusual Flavors with Spectacular Results
Much of the fun of being a restaurant writer and, therefore, an experimental, free-wheeling diner, is the opportunity to taste not only standard menu items, but to let the imagination run wild across the full range of foods and flavors. Over the years,...
Mock Layered Looks Offering `Two-Fer' One
`TWO-FER" - as in two for the price of one. It's an idea that has long been used to woo consumers.Recently, the expression has taken on new meaning in the moderate market, as sportswear and dress manufacturers now use "two-fer" to refer to an item with...
Money Gladly Given for Tombstones
Dear Percy Ross: I'm writing as a very grief-stricken mother and grandmother. My son has just lost the most wonderful gifts God could give: two sons, Devin, age 2, and Dustin, age 1. My son and his wife were separated. She refused to let him see the...
Morning Briefing
Minority Business Fair Features 100 Firms</P><P>More than 100 companies, including minority-owned firms, will be featured at the St. Louis Minority Business Opportunity Fair at Cervantes Convention Center today.</P><P>Registration...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
It'll be tough enough for Missouri on Saturday night at Texas Tech. Not only are the Tigers coming off a demoralizing loss to Bowling Green, they're facing a team that:Played in the Cotton Bowl last year.Suffered a bitter one-point loss to No. 4 Penn...
Multiple Fabrics Have It Covered
THERE HAS been a major breakthrough - largely unheralded as yet - in the upholstered furniture marketplace: sofas and chairs covered in two - or more - fabrics.Furniture has, at long last, been freed from the limitations of the single-fabric rule. It...
New Genetics Make Sweeter Sweet Corn
The good ole days seemed to have snowier winters, greener grass and more toothsome apples. Perhaps it was so. One thing those good ole days definitely did not have was sweeter sweet corn.Only recently have plant breeders found new genes that shoot the...
Officials Weigh Residential Ban of Trucks, Vans
Officials in Ellisville are considering a bill to bar residents from parking commercial trucks or vans in residential areas.The issue has raised concerns from residents such as Alan Thome, a plumbing contractor, who drives his work vehicle home. Thome...
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