St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 14, 1994

2–M M–W
2 Democratic Candidates State Positions on Issues; Law and Order Stressed
Police should have more time to build a case against a suspect, says a retired police officer who is running for the Legislature.The ex-officer, Don R. Kissell - one of two Democrats seeking the party's nomination in the Aug. 2 primary for a seat in...
Aces Search for Initial Win Tonight
Two years after they first began working to bring World TeamTennis to St. Louis, Aces officials got everything they could ask for Sunday night - a sellout crowd, a star attraction in Jimmy Connors and perfect weather. All that was missing was a victory...
A Green Light to Ignore the Environment
The Supreme Court has knocked over the props supporting land-use planning.The recent decision in Dolan vs. City of Tigard gives property owners the green light to develop with scant concern for the impact on the urban environment. In many cases, it will...
Al Central: Sox's Sock
Cleveland Indians (51-33)</P><P>Sunshine: Sold-out, brand-new Jacobs Field in July and the hometown Indians tied for first place. It hasn't been so sunny in Cleveland for decades. Amazing young players such as Kenny Lofton, Albert Belle,...
Aldermen Ponder Measures to Solve Panhandler Problem
City officials in Overland are looking for a way to keep panhandlers from working the streets.Alderman Ann Purzner told the board Monday night that she has received calls from women complaining about unsavory men flashing "Will work for food" signs at...
Aldermen, Residents Weigh Pluses, Minuses of Mosquito Spraying
The Manchester Board of Aldermen listened Tuesday night as a resident addressed the harmful effects of mosquito spraying to beneficial insects and beetles, such as ladybugs.Ettus Hiatt of Hedgewood Lane questioned the necessity of mosquito spraying....
Aldermen Seek Closer Links to Developers
In Clayton, civic leaders have opened their arms to developers who redesign business areas.At a meeting Tuesday night, aldermen asked the city attorney to prepare documents and ordinances that would allow a developer to bring to the city a proposal that...
Aldermen Seek to Help Developers
In Clayton, civic leaders have opened their arms to developers who redesign business areas.At a meeting Tuesday night, aldermen asked the city attorney to prepare documents and ordinances that would allow a developer to bring to the city a proposal that...
Al East: Yanks Are Coming
New York Yankees (50-35)</P><P>Sunshine: No controversies and a first-place team playing in the House That Ruth Built - all is right with the world, eh? Paul O'Neill, Wade Boggs, Danny Tartabull and Don Mattingly have had a hand in...
Al West: There's Thunder in the Texas Bats
Texas Rangers (42-45)</P><P>Sunshine: Oh, to be three games under .500 in July and still in first place. It's a great country! Texas has been there a franchise-record 45 days. And to think that those Rangers get to play the second half...
Amid Rwanda's Ethnic Strife, Tutsis Tell about Hutu Saviors
Hutu. Tutsi. During the scream-filled nights of the massacres, ethnicity meant everything to the death squads - and nothing to Hutus who risked their lives to save Tutsi friends.Such stories of courage are coming to light as Tutsis in Butare, once a...
At Least Dreams, Friendship Can't Get Boarded Up
UNTIL TWO WEEKS ago, Kathy Becherer and Debbie Parker were good neighbors in a part of the city where a good neighbor is a prized commodity. So when a sheriff's deputy pulled up in front of Parker's apartment in the 2200 block of Oregon Avenue to evict...
A Wall of Emotion, a Den of Hucksters
Since its dedication in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial - the Wall - has become one of the most visited sites in Washington. The memorial epitomizes the agony of a nation mourning a tragic loss.Visitors to the Wall are struck by its simple beauty,...
Backache Researchers Discount Role of Ruptured Disks in Pain
Ruptured disks, long considered the hallmark of a bad back, are so common among perfectly pain-free people that some question whether doctors should try so hard to find them.A study published today found that about a quarter of people with no history...
Balsam Sees Quick Fix to Bankruptcy
Lawyers for Balsam Corp. and its creditors predict the company will be healthy enough to climb out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by year's end.Balsam, of Chesterfield, owes $30 million to dozens of creditors; the largest is Wachovia Bank of Georgia, which...
Bare Necessities
PERHAPS IT WAS when Karl Lagerfeld sent out models recently wearing bra tops and little hip-hugger skirts, all done up in his priciest Chanel fabrics.Or maybe it had to do with supermodel Christy Turlington getting her bellybutton pierced just in time...
Baryshnikov: Images Make Indelible Imprint
HOURS afterward, images still flit through the mind; images of geometric patterns made by dancers' bodies, images of loving and leaving; images of a stark-lit stage commanded by first one, then another exquisite performer.The White Oak Dance Project...
Big Bucks Follow Track of Lion King Mattel, Kodak, Nestle, Lots of Others Profiting
The Burger King at the corner of La Brea Avenue and Sunset Boulevard on the edge of Hollywood is usually dead on Sundays. But in recent weeks the staff has hardly had time to sweep the kitchen floor.Since the store hung cartoon banana leaves from the...
Bill Would Welcome Potbellied Pigs as Pets
Pacific residents would be able to keep Vietnamese and other miniature potbellied pigs as pets under a bill being considered by the Board of Aldermen.The bill would recognize potbellied pigs as domestic animals and include them under the city's laws...
Blood `Silent' on O.J. Procedure Identifies Victims, Not Killer
A preliminary DNA test indicates that blood found on a glove at O.J. Simpson's estate is consistent with the blood of the two people he is accused of killing, a source told The Associated Press on Wednesday.But the test, known as a Polymerase Chain Reaction...
Blues, Cards Play Strangely Different Games
Going from rhythmic gymnastics to taekwondo last week, I got the idea that visiting the U.S. Olympic Festival venues was like observing the two major-league sports franchises in town.There probably never have been two more distinctly different entities...
Board Approves $30 Million Budget Improvements at Junior High School Included
Ladue School Board members adopted a $30.3 million budget for 1994-95 Monday night that includes $1.3 million for improvements at the district's junior high school.The 1994-95 budget year began on July 1. Board members had adopted a preliminary budget...
Brazil Brings Back Memories of Incredible 1970 Team
In baseball, it's the 1927 Yankees. In basketball, it's the Celtics of the 1960s.In soccer, the standard of excellence is the 1970 Brazilian World Cup team.So the question was asked a lot this week, as heavily favored Brazil neared the finals of another...
Brazil, Italy Win Spots in Cup Final Brazil Ousts Sweden 1-0; Italy Edges Bulgaria 2-1
In 90 glorious minutes, with a roar as deafening as any back home, Roberto Baggio and Italy erased years of doubt.Eight days ago they were called underachieving bums, two minutes away from a humiliating second-round exit. On Wednesday, before a singing,...
Brazil, Italy Win Spots in Cup Final Brazil Ousts Sweden 1-0; Italy Edges Bulgaria 2-1
Just two weeks ago, most Italians said their soccer players were underachieving bums. Now they're ready to make them saints.With Roberto Baggio again leading the way, the Azzurri beat Bulgaria 2-1 Wednesday to advance to the World Cup title match for...
Brazil Sambas Past Sweden 1-0
For more than two decades, Brazil has been frustrated. What's another 80 minutes?Since they last won the World Cup in 1970, the Brazilians have been uncrowned kings of soccer. Every four years, they are expected to become World Cup champions - by their...
Briefcase
ECONOMY Prices Show Glimmer Of Inflation Rise</P><P>Consumer prices rose moderately in June, slightly faster than the previous month, providing what analysts said is the merest indication of possible higher inflation to come.</P><P>Most...
Briefs
NATION WASHINGTON Bishops And Congress Debate Abortion Insurance</P><P>Roman Catholic bishops told leaders of Congress Wednesday that forcing all health plans to pay for abortions could sink health reform. They promised to mobilize...
Campaign Finance Reports Reveal Depth of Candidates' War Chests
The following are highlights of campaign finance reports of candidates in some districts with contested primary races.The reports were due at the election boards of St. Louis and St. Louis County 40 days before the election. They generally cover the...
Campaign Reports Show Depth of Candidates' Financial War Chests
The following are highlights of campaign finance reports of candidates for the state House of Representatives in districts in St. Charles County where a contested primary race is occurring on Aug. 2. No contested primaries are being held in Lincoln and...
Cardinal Comeback? Maybe '94 Will Bring Second-Half Surge like '64
The Cardinals' 42-42 record at the All-Star break brought back 30-year memories to an old baseball front-runner, a recollection of the lowest spot before the high in one of a colorful club's most incredible seasons.Back in 1964, the Redbirds were expected...
Change for a Dollar: U.S. to Alter Currency
The portraits on the nation's paper money probably will be enlarged and moved off-center as part of the first major makeover in 65 years."Our plan . . . is a pre-emptive step to protect U.S. currency from high-tech counterfeiting," Treasury Secretary...
Cheap Seats: Fliers Finding Them Hard to Get
The jets of the big airlines are as full as they've been since the half-off sales of two summers ago, making it a challenge for some vacationers to get the cheap seats they were counting on.With airplanes averaging more than two-thirds full, the least...
Chemical in Spray a `Hazard' Compound Studied in 1953 Experiment
A chemical the U.S. Army secretly sprayed over St. Louis and other cities in 1953 jeopardized the health of people living nearby, a University of Illinois study says.The Army sprayed the chemical - fluorescent particles containing cadmium sulfide - as...
Chrysler Zeroes in on Quality Problems Sub-Par Rankings Lead to Special Panel
Chrysler Corp., hobbled by below-average quality levels, has formed a special group of senior executives to come up with solutions, the company said Wednesday.The group, comprised of the company's top 25 executives, was formed about a month ago after...
Cicero's: It's Time for a Change
A New Age: Cicero's Basement Bar, a heretofore forbidden hot-spot of underground rock for music fans under 21, is experimenting with over-18 and all-ages shows."We realize that a lot of college age students are into what we do and would like to see the...
Clinton Borrowed Big to Push Programs in Arkansas He Borrowed to Push Programs in Arkansas
While governor of Arkansas in the mid-1980s, Bill Clinton borrowed at least $220,000 - and perhaps twice that - to promote his legislative agenda, then asked aides to solicit donations from supporters and special interests to pay off the loans.The loans...
Clinton Shares in Loss of Strike Bill, Clay Says
A KEY SPONSOR of legislation to outlaw the permanent replacement of striking workers charged Wednesday that the White House had struck out by failing to mount an aggressive public and behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign to rescue the doomed bill."All...
Clinton Stretched His Credit He Borrowed to Push Programs in Arkansas
While governor of Arkansas in the mid-1980s, Bill Clinton borrowed at least $220,000 - and perhaps twice that - to promote his legislative agenda, then asked aides to solicit donations from supporters and special interests to pay off the loans.The loans...
Clinton Surveys Flooding, Reassures Farmers
President Bill Clinton saw for himself Wednesday the devastation from flooding in southwest Georgia and announced that more than $60 million in relief would be available to keep stricken farmers on their land."We do not want . . . to allow this flood...
Councilman's Bill Requiring Residency Draws Mayor's Fire
St. Charles City Councilman Bill Conrey got an earful of negative comments this week from his colleagues - about a proposal to require all members of municipal boards and commission to be city residents.Conrey has introduced a bill that would require...
Council to Face Boundary Issues of Defunct Panel
The St. Louis County Council is gearing up to deal with proposals for new cities now that the Boundary Commission is dead.The council received a petition last Thursday with 3,681 signatures and a plan of intent for the city of Sappington-Concord in south...
County Auditor Says New Law May Be in Jeopardy
Gov. Mel Carnahan signed a bill on Tuesday that is intended to settle a long-standing dispute about the agency that dispatches emergency vehicles in St. Charles County.But county Auditor James W. Hodges says the new law may violate the state constitution....
County, Veteran Cross Swords over Old Army Building
St. Louis County is in a tug-of-war with a World War II-Korean War veteran over a rundown former U.S. Army recreation facility at Jefferson Barracks Park in South County.The battle is about such issues as historical preservation and the development of...
Couple Content in Dry Home - with No Regrets
Their hair is silver, and they belong to a golden-agers club, yet Frances and Kenneth Jacoby are in Year One of their new lives. The signs are everywhere: New clothes. New furniture. And a new house.The Flood of '93 swept away everything they had - so,...
Crime Bill Hops the Gravy Train
Have a care, criminals. Congress' crime bill contains severities such as these:Regarding "midnight sports leagues," which have done nicely without federal supervision, the government shall make grants to leagues in which "not less than 50 percent of...
Crowd of Teens Robs, Fatally Shoots Driver Helping Child He Hit
A man who got out of his car to check on a girl he had just hit was beaten by a mob of teen-agers, robbed and shot to death Tuesday night.The girl, Victoria Williams, 11, was bruised but not seriously hurt. She had darted into the path of the car, operated...
Crowd of Teens Robs, Fatally Shoots Driver Helping Child He Hit
A man who got out of his car to check on a girl he had just hit was beaten by a mob of teen-agers, robbed and shot to death Tuesday night.The girl, Victoria Williams, 11, was bruised but not seriously hurt. She had darted into the path of the car, operated...
Cuomo's Retreat from Conviction
Why are we Washington types, we media meanies, so cynical?This question is being asked more and more - by President Bill Clinton, for one, by other politicians and even by a growing number of journalists. I hereby provide an answer in two words: Mario...
Deadbirds? Cards Have a Lot to Overcome
Energy, intelligence, verve.Those are buzzwords the Cardinals should embrace in the second half of the season if they wish to dig out of the hole they created for themselves. There is no reason why they should be a .500 team with the talent they have....
Death Penalty Fits into Constitution, Breyer Tells Hearing
Expressly rejecting the views of some of his liberal predecessors, Supreme Court nominee Stephen G. Breyer said Wednesday that the death penalty could be imposed without violating the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment."I think that's...
Disease Deadly to Dogwoods Found Here
A disease that has wiped out dogwood trees in Southeastern states has entered Missouri via a shipment of trees sold through Kmart stores, the state Department of Agriculture says.State entomologist Joe Francka said Wednesday that the discovery of the...
Don't Invade Haiti
Is an invasion of Haiti imminent? The signs point in that direction. The Haitian government, such as it is, has ordered the departure of human rights monitors from the Organization of American States and the United Nations. At the same time, human rights...
Dowsers Find Hidden `Treasure'
When Gordon Barton goes out to determine whether there is water on certain land, he doesn't use a drill mounted on the back of a truck.He carries a pair of brass rods, each in the shape of an "L" and about 14 inches long. When he reaches the property,...
Dream Comes True: With a Little (Home) Help from Some Friends
Rosie Hall, 39, mopped her brow and pulled back her big straw hat."I'm hot and a little tired," she said, hammer in hand, as she stood at a dusty construction site where her house was going up. "But I'm happy. Knowing you're going to own your home and...
Even the President Took Note
President Bill Clinton had good reasons for choosing Missouri as the site for a major welfare-reform speech last month. During his speech in Kansas City, Mr. Clinton took note of Missouri's innovative efforts to help women make the transition from welfare...
Excessive Calcium Causes Gout-Like Deposits
Dear Dr. Donohue: Can you give me some information on pseudogout? Why do they call it that? What triggers an attack? Is there any cure or drug to ease the pain? It is very painful.The term "pseudogout" distinguishes the illness from classic gout, the...
Executions Not Barred, Breyer Says High Court Nominee Rejects Liberal View
Expressly rejecting the views of some of his liberal predecessors, Supreme Court nominee Stephen G. Breyer said Wednesday that the death penalty could be imposed without violating the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment."I think that's...
Exodus from Rwanda Tutsi Rebels Advance; Hutus Flee in Terror
Driven by fear, hundreds of thousands of Hutu refugees in western Rwanda overwhelmed a tiny border crossing and began to pour into Zaire on Wednesday, aid workers said.Starting late Wednesday afternoon, refugees were crossing the border at the rate of...
Farmers Reap 58 Pct. of U.S. Disaster Aid
Farming operations collected nearly three-fifths of the $43.8 billion in federal disaster assistance paid out over the last nine years - or 58 cents of every federal disaster aid dollar, a new study shows.And not all of that money was well or wisely...
Farmers Reap 58 Percent of U.S. Disaster Payouts
FARMING OPERATIONS collected nearly three-fifths of the $43.8 billion in federal disaster assistance paid out over the last nine years - or 58 cents of every federal disaster aid dollar, a new study shows.And not all of that money was well or wisely...
Financial Reports Reveal Campaign War Chests
The following are highlights of campaign finance reports of candidates in districts in north St. Louis and north St. Louis County, where a contested primary race is occurring on Aug. 2.They were due at the election boards of St. Louis and St. Louis County...
For Shannen Doherty, Tomorrow's Another Day
SHANNEN DOHERTY may be out as Brenda on "90210," but she's in as Margaret Mitchell. (That's Margaret, the author of "Gone With the Wind," not Martha, the zany wife of the Watergate attorney general.) Doherty will play Mitchell in an NBC movie purporting...
Gamblers Learn a Missouri Lesson
Nothing throws a wet blanket on the crowd of gung-ho casino proponents gathered here like the mention of Missouri.Nancy Todd, for example, used Missouri as an example in her seminar, titled "How Not to Legalize Gambling." Hers was one of more than a...
Gentlemen: Start Your Cigars; `Big Smoke' Draws Hundreds
When the politically correct try to brush off rumors of this trend, they may have to do it while holding their nose with one hand and waving the other.The cigar is making a comeback.For three hours recently, a crowd of 900 wandered about the Four Seasons...
Gillooly Gets Two Years' Imprisonment
The former husband of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $100,000 Wednesday for his role in the attack on Harding's Olympic rival Nancy Kerrigan.Multnomah County Circuit Judge Donald Londer, declaring...
Gmc, Metro Merger May Be a While Off
St. Louis University athletic director Debbie Yow said she wouldn't be surprised if changes are forthcoming involving the Great Midwest and Metro conferences. But a merger of the two leagues might not be as imminent as reports have indicated."The full...
Green Day: Recognition at Last
WHAT a difference a few months make if you're in Green Day.A year ago, the band was recording for the small Berkeley, Calif.based independent label, Lookout Records, getting good press, but not making many waves on a national scale.Back then, drummer...
Green Screen Landscaping, Shrubbery Can Cut Energy Costs
The nicest thing about energy-landscaping is that it pays off year after year.So if your home's energy bills seem high, check the landscaping to see if the selection and positioning of plants will help.Because this is air-conditioning time in much of...
Griffey-Thomas Race Just Part of the Story
Forget debating potential winners of the Most Valuable Player award in the American League. Frank Thomas or Ken Griffey Jr.? It doesn't matter.MVP? That's not good enough.Frank Thomas for president! Ken Griffey for king!Maybe that's going too far, but...
Groping for Shore after a Bad Landing Diver Overcomes Ugly Splashdown
For Eileen Richetelli, the defending women's outdoor champ on the 3-meter board, it was an OK day.Unless you compare it to her situation almost exactly a year ago, when she was sinking - conscious but motionless - on her back toward the bottom of a...
Haitian Rulers Unleash Abuse Military Regime `Turning Haiti into Hell,' Says Rights Official
The State Department asserted Wednesday that human rights abuses by Haiti's military rulers have risen dramatically, extending to politically motivated rapes and even murders of children."They're slowly turning Haiti into hell," said Nancy Ely-Raphel,...
Haiti Coup Leader Vows to Remain Army Commander Wants International Recognition of Government
Haiti's coup leader promised Wednesday to stay on as army commander - even if it means facing a U.S. invasion - unless the world recognizes the government installed by the armed forces as legitimate."If the international community recognizes our civilian...
Hard to Swallow Life Behind Bars Is Proving to Be a Major Adjustment for Simpson
The lights in O.J. Simpson's air-conditioned 9-by-7-foot cell come on at 6 a.m., and he wakes up alone in a room without windows.The Los Angeles Men's Central Jail is five miles from the Los Angeles Coliseum, where Simpson once ran to glory in crimson...
Hot Stuff: Newest Furniture Designs Offer Function, Comfort
NO PROFOUND design movements were born at this year's Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the world's most significant exhibition of contemporary furniture. Instead, the fair, which is held annually in Milan each spring, delivered lots of good, singular...
How to Blend Color and Charm? Cut-Flower Garden Offers Mix of Ornamentation, Productivity
The cut-flower garden combines the ornamental richness of perennials with the productivity of annuals. Indeed, no other blend more satisfactorily delivers cottage-garden charm without the time and commitment required for a cutting garden of perennials...
In the Same Boat: Casino's Effect on Area - Positive
Before customers board the Casino St. Charles to ante up, they can relax in the entertainment center on the barge that serves as a dock for the riverboat. They can enjoy the music all evening without worrying about pulling a deuce or a lever.Country...
Israelis Expel 4 PLO Guerrillas, from Gaza, Assail Arafat `Trick'
The difficulty of dealing with a history of bloody enmity emerged again Wednesday when Israel expelled from Gaza four former PLO guerrillas involved in deadly attacks on Israelis.The Israelis charged that Yasser Arafat tried to deceive them by smuggling...
July Demands Brave Blossoms, as 2 Gardens Prove
June is the month of roses and their fragile beauty. July calls for braver blossoms when it's a typical St. Louis July. Hemerocallis, or day lilies, are probably the bravest of them all in our summers, but there are other annuals and perennials that...
Junk Mail Is Clogging Arteries of Trash Disposal, Officials Say
Summer interns get stuck with some odd chores. Take Scott Schneider of the University of Missouri at Rolla, an intern with the refuse division of the St. Louis Streets Department.At 11 a.m. today, he'll stand in front of television cameras in Kiener...
Kaskaskia Balances Heritage against Reality of River `You Can't Give Up . . . but We Feel like We're Being Run Off'
Like the morning mists of the Mississippi River, uncertainty lingers over Kaskaskia, an island hamlet that was wounded - perhaps mortally - by last summer's rampaging floodwater.Just 60 homes were on Kaskaskia; only 16 of them were deemed repairable...
Landscaping, Shrubbery Can Cut Energy Costs
The nicest thing about energy-landscaping is that it pays off year after year.So if your home's energy bills seem high, check the landscaping to see if the selection and positioning of plants will help.Because this is air-conditioning time in much of...
Legendary Lena Pays a Tribute
`I'VE ALWAYS liked to have an opening number that shakes people up, and this is definitely in your face."The legendary Lena Horne, now a gutsy and glamorous grandmother, makes the statement in liner notes accompanying her latest album, "We'll Be Together...
Legislature's Mood Reflects Election Year
State officials had little interest in wheeling and dealing in the state Capitol this year. They focused more on their upcoming campaigns and ways to embarrass opponents in the Nov. 8 election.Gov. Jim Edgar and his fellow Republicans in Springfield...
Library Set to Close on Land Deal for Expansion of Parkway Branch
After more than 18 months of negotiating for land to expand the Corporate Parkway branch, officials with the St. Charles City-County Library District soon will close on a purchase contract.GTE officials signed the contract earlier this month. GTE owns...
License Plates: A Matter of Taste Review Panel Keeps Wary Eye on Drivers' Vanities, Messages
"ME JANE" is OK, as are people who have "RISKY BIZ," but "MAFIA" and "KKK" types won't be allowed on the state's streets, thanks to a committee that monitors the do's and don'ts of vanity plates.Tracey Blackburn, who administers the special license plate...
Loans Expand Schools' Horizons
Officials of four Illinois colleges and universities are excited about a new federal student loan program that allows students to apply for the government loans and get them directly through financial aid offices at each school."We think this program...
Lollapalooza '94
LOLLAPALOOZA '94? It's a teen thing. You wouldn't understand.But if the fans at the rock festival get any younger, promoters may need to add a diaper-changing tent to the festival's wacky collection of sideshows.Second Stage organizer John Rubeli, 25,...
Loner Ortbals Is `One Long Shot'
Gerald Ortbals, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, calls for making government less partisan and more effective.He admits that's quite a change for someone who, 17 years ago, made headlines as the Missouri governor's partisan hatchet man."The difference...
Madison County Board Prepared to Establish Health Department
After decades of discussion, the Madison County Board is poised to act on a proposal submitted Wednesday to establish a health department to control infectious diseases and inspect food and water supplies.County Board members held a special meeting Wednesday...
Man Charged in Attacks on Three Women in City
A St. Louis man was charged Wednesday in connection with attacks on three women.Wayne M. Ell, 32, of the 4100 block of Utah Street, was charged with rape, two counts each of first-degree robbery, burglary and assault, and one count of second-degree robbery.A...
Mayor Plans Initiative for July 4th Fest
St. Charles Mayor Grace M. Nichols says she plans to bring to the City Council next week a bill that would allow the city to conduct its own Fourth of July festival.Based on the council's reaction following her announcement Tuesday, Nichols won't have...
Mccullough Keeps Lead; Berkmeyer Hangs In
Barbara Berkmeyer was old enough to be the mother of the young women in her foursome.There was first-round leader Jennifer McCullough, 21, of Nevada, Mo.Libby Howard, 18, of Sedalia.And Amy Smethers, 22, of Sedalia, who walked the entire course.But Berkmeyer,...
Men's Leader Had an Extra Incentive
Mark Bradshaw had no choice.He was under orders from the high command to dive well in his only event, the 3-meter springboard, at the Alamo World Diving Trials at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.Bradshaw held a whopping 38-point lead after the 11-dive preliminaries...
Molly Makes Last Stand, Fizzles Away
On the last day of fireworks sales in St. Louis County, even the inflated red, white and blue figure of Molly Brown perched atop the Molly Brown Fireworks stand in Peerless Park came tumbling down.By late Sunday afternoon, workers were consolidating...
More Readers Chime in on Wind Chime Problem
Dear Ann Landers: I am another kvetch when it comes to wind chimes. Give me a house by the railroad tracks any day. Trains that made me think I was in the middle of an earthquake didn't bother me when I lived a block away from the tracks. This proves...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Dare you to recall a better All-Star Game than the one the Americans and Nationals put on Tuesday night.From Ozzie's opening back flip to the Crime Dog's pinch-homer in the ninth and the thrilling game-winning hit in the 10th, this one was one to savor.Even...
Move to `Free' Signs Is Narrowly Defeated
Councilmen David Murray and Robert Pennell, both of the 3rd Ward, narrowly blocked a motion recently to remove restrictions on temporary political signs.Introduced by Councilman Annette Mandel, 2nd Ward, the motion would have stopped the city's policy...
Murderers - Not the Death Penalty - Brutalize Society
Gov. Mario Cuomo has thrown a curve ball at Republicans in the State Assembly, trying to strike them out over the death penalty.Cuomo, who has vetoed death penalty legislation for 12 years and is now seeking re-election to a fourth term, has proposed...
Murder Trial Begins for Suspect in Feud over Who Fathered Baby
A paternity feud over Mary Marshall's third child triggered a shooting that left three people dead and the gunman facing the death penalty.Marshall testified in St. Louis County Circuit Court on Wednesday that the defendant, Steve A. Davidson, 29, and...
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