St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 25, 1994

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4 Million Losers What Makes National Group Love Them So?
What would anyone want with 4 million losing lotto tickets?Ask Jim Orr of suburban Chicago. He's the proud owner of just that many. They take up more space in his basement garage and study than he can afford to spare. The collection has become a monster...
A Deliciously Corny Way to Make Chicken Patties
SWEET LOCAL CORN and tomatoes are in markets now, and they are the best that summer has to offer.For a change, make patties by mixing the corn with some chicken and adding a few seasonings to heighten the sweet flavor.If you wish, complete the meal with...
Alarm Systems Ring Up Sales
Joe and Alice Bante were out for a walk in their neighborhood when the fire engines went screaming past.The thought hit Alice Bante like a thunderbolt."Oh my god! I left the stove on!," she said.Another image struck Joe Bante - that of his locked front...
Aldermen, Marshal Support Vote on Half-Cent Sales Tax
The proposed half-cent sales tax that would pool receipts for law enforcement among Franklin County agencies has the endorsement of the Pacific Board of Aldermen, at the request of Ron Reed, the elected marshal.The tax proposal will be on the Aug. 2...
All Together Now - Zeile's Hot, Others Not
Now that he has Todd Zeile hitting, Cardinals manager Joe Torre has lost Ray Lankford and Bernard Gilkey to slumps.Zeile, as is his wont, has begun to hit in July, driving in 11 runs in his last 13 games before Sunday night. But Lankford, who helped...
Am I on the Air? Cards Should Get Quinn, Herzog
I enjoy those fantasy transactions on the talk shows. A caller with too much time on his hands proposes an insane trade that never will happen. But the caller is convinced that the deal is perfectly logical.Caller: "I think the Cardinals should trade...
An Options Strategy for a Sideways Stock Market
Individual investors who like trading stocks can squeeze some extra profit from an uncertain market by taking a conservative step into the options market.They can sell covered calls - promises to sell the stocks they already own.It's a strategy that...
Area Aids Group's Party Something to Bark About
Samson tore through everything in sight.He alternated between a beer cup and a bite-sized rock, chewing in a frenzied effort to relieve the torment all Labrador retrievers feel at the tender age of 13 weeks, when they cut teeth.Greg and Laura Roeback,...
Atms Can Save Travelers Cash
Here are some business travel tips:</P><P>Exchange Rates</P><P>The best exchange rates for the dollar overseas are not at hotel counters or airports but automated teller machines which draw on your bank account back home, according...
Audience Eats Up Cookiemonsters
They may have borrowed their name from the popular kids show that's brought to you by the letter "Z" and the number "13," but the Cookiemonsters field a sound which has every possibility of growing up.In a midnight set last Thursday at Edwardsville's...
A Walk on the Weird Side 2-Year-Old Antique Mall Attracts Folks with Strange Interests
At the South County Antique Mall, a woman walked in last week and bought 20 antique cake plates. One plate alone cost $250.The mart staff didn't blink an eye.A man described as a "graying hippie" in a psychedelic shirt and a seaman's cap walked out...
Back to Burgandy with Chef Anne Willan
IT'S GREAT to be back in Burgundy! First sight as we turn off the highway from Charles de Gaulle Airport is the sign for farmhouse goat cheeses and fresh eggs. The fields are a dense, shiny green with rising grain, punctuated by the acid yellow of colza...
Back to Burgundy with Tv's `Look and Cook' Chef
IT'S GREAT to be back in Burgundy.First visit is to the vegetable garden..Lettuces are burgeoning in neat rows beside frothy carrot tops and spiky clumps of globe artichoke looking like thistles, which is exactly what they are.Frustratingly, our herbs...
Beckmann a Step Ahead of Walkin' Waitulavich
Jerry Waitulavich prepped for Sunday's St. Louis District Golf Association Championship final by strapping 75 pounds on his back, donning hiking boots and walking four miles Saturday in the hills near St. Albans.How did he feel when he finished?"Awesome,"...
Betting Is Open for Naming of Gaming Honcho
SOMETIME THIS WEEK, the pro-gambling forces are supposed to select a campaign manager for the big-bucks push to convince Missourians to support a constitutional amendment that would legalize slot machines and other games of chance.Without these games,...
Bill Wells: Fighting the Good Fight
Bill Wells' social conscience is as expansive as his girth. Wells is an outspoken advocate of the rights of Vietnam veterans, workers, the developmentally disabled and the overweight.Wells is a former gallery attendant at the St. Louis Art Museum who...
Birdie on 16 Helps Sheehan Wing to Women's Open Title
Patty Sheehan missed her high school reunion over the weekend. Wooster High, Class of '74, Reno, Nev. But that was OK. In honor of the Wooster Colts, she wore the school's colors Sunday, red and white.Then she went out and won her second U.S. Women's...
Birdie on 16 Helps Sheehan Wing to Women's Open Title
Just when she was beginning to tire, just when a mistake could have been fatal, Patty Sheehan showed why she is one of the best players in women's golf.She scrambled for a birdie on the 16th hole Sunday and went on to win the U.S. Women's Open by a stroke...
Blues-Ish Rock 'N' Roll, Solos Are Main Attraction at Festival
The H.O.R.D.E. (Horizons of Rock Developing Everywhere) Festival at Riverport is an annual middle-of-the-road attraction dedicated to blues-ish rock 'n' roll with lots of improvisation and extended solos. It is this very type of music that gave birth...
Blues Set to Make Their Case Nhl Keenan Hearing on Tap for Today
Blues Chairman Mike Shanahan and President Jack Quinn flew to New York City on Sunday morning confident that they would be returning to St. Louis by Sunday night.However, their efforts to resolve their dispute with the New York Rangers over the hiring...
Board's Change in `Insecticide' Measure Draws Criticism from Some Residents
Some residents of St. George are buzzing about an ordinance that requires a property owner to notify City Hall 48 hours before spraying his lawn with insecticide.The ordinance has been in effect two years but recently was amended by the Board of Aldermen...
Board Wary of Evaluation Change Dubray Seeks to Trim Inquiries of Tenured Teachers
Fort Zumwalt School Board members have reservations about decreasing the number of evaluations for tenured teachers and some other faculty members.School Board members say that they want to study the plan, which would decrease the number of times some...
Boom-Box Bill Unfair to Youth, Man Says
St. John's new ordinance, which forbids the playing of boom boxes or other sound makers so loud that they can be heard 25 feet away, is unreasonable, a homeowner says.Wayne Dreyer told the City Council last week that young people today have a declining...
Booty Contract Reveals Reality Check Is Needed
In the cheerless lingo of high finance, Josh Booty made a killing.The Louisiana shortstop isn't old enough to walk into some saloons and order a cold beer - but if he likes how a place looks and feels, he can buy it.That tells us something about the...
Braves Pull One-U(m)pmanship Ejections Spice 8-5 Win over Cards
Baseball history was made twice Sunday night at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals entertained a national television audience more with their outraged oratory than their performance.Not only was third baseman Todd Zeile, almost stoic on the field, ejected...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTY Petition For Houses</P><P>The St. Louis County Planning Commission recently heard a petition from Taylor-Morley Inc. to build 82 single-family houses on roughly 23 acres on Craig Road near Debonnaire Drive. Houses already...
Briefs
WorldBRITAINPolice Rebuff Crime-Bill PicketsPolice clashed with demonstrators outside British Prime Minister John Major's Downing Street residence in London Sunday in a protest against a new crime bill seen as a threat to civil rights.A noisy, good-natured...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Kelly Meyer has opened First Impressions Ltd., a corporate gift company, at 11977 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044.</P><P>First Impressions specializes in unique gifts and gift packaging.</P><P>Neil...
Butter Up Your Guests with Trio of Choices
ONE TWENTY-SOMETHING friend called me a few days ago to ask for help with a party she was giving for her best friend who was soon to be married. The young hostess had her heart set on an outdoor supper.Simple dishes, especially ones cooked over a grill,...
Cancer Coincidence Spurs Questioning of Army Aerosol Tests
GEORGE BRANSON, 69, of St. Charles, and Paul Schipke, 64, of Oakville, never met until Saturday.But they had two things in common:Both worked as technicians during the Army's secret aerosol tests in 1953, monitoring small black sampling boxes that tracked...
Candidate Questions Reports on Finances
Lee Brotherton says his opponents in the Democratic primary in the 24th state Senate District "have not been entirely forthcoming" in state reports on their personal or campaign finances.Brotherton says opponent Mark Brown improperly failed to list all...
Carbo Overload?
YOU CAN BURN a lot of energy just trying to figure out the contradictory claims of sports energy bars.Traditional bars high in carbohydrates (the tried-and-true sports energy source) promise to ignite endurance in bikers, runners, triathletes - even...
Cheer for Top 10 Reasons Casinos Stay Docked
Operators of riverboat casinos would rather remain tied up at the dock than cruise. Their costs increase when they cruise, and many customers would prefer to come and go as they please, without the timing hassles of cruise schedules.But most casinos...
Chestnutt, Band Give Uneven Show
Mark Chestnutt and the New South Band seemed to have multiple personalities during Chestnutt's concert Saturday night at Six Flags. They veered sharply between slick professionalism, loose but vibrant groove-meisters, and hackneyed entertainers. I...
City Officials, Residents Discuss Complaints about Roller Rink
Olivette residents and city officials met recently to try to resolve complaints about a roller rink operating in the city.The meeting, attended by more than three dozen residents and city officials, was designed as a forum to discuss solutions to ongoing...
Classic Potato Salad with a Light Touch
SUPERMARKETS SELL potato salad by the bucket, but these salads often have too much fat, sugar and salt. When we make potato salad in our own kitchen, we control its taste and nutritional content.The potato salad most familiar to us is heavily coated...
Clinton, the Governor, Is Used to Reasonable, Nonpartisan Debate
The puzzlement created by President Bill Clinton's seeming retreat last week from key parts of his national health plan is less mysterious if you remember one fact. Clinton was a governor for 12 years. He has been president for only 18 months.When he...
College President: Demanding, Rewarding Job
The job pays from about $100,000 to more than $200,000, often with a house and a car thrown in. But the average college president lasts little more than six years, says the American Council on Education.The position requires the combined talents of a...
Controversial Bar Gets 2nd Look on Its License
The Wharf Lounge, a bar in Fenton Plaza, may be allowed to stay open despite Fenton Police Chief Allan Bryan's recommendation to shut down the business.Owner Billie Jean French said at last week's public hearing that she would work with Bryan to improve...
Council Changes amid Bonne Terre Battle
The contentious city council in Bonne Terre, Mo., has one new member and one whose career is in peril.Overall, the situation strengthens the faction that wants to retain city manager Terrance Rickard. Local politics has been in an uproar since the council...
Council, Residents Blast Trash-Pickup `Scofflaws'
Black Jack residents and city council members say they are tired of being dumped on. Dumped on, that is, by trash dropped at public places by residents who refuse to pay for refuse pickup.At a recent meeting, several council members said they were sure...
D'arcy Breaking out Blockbuster Music's Campaign
Blockbuster Entertainment Corp. is breaking out an advertising campaign next month to support the launch of more than 400 newly converted retail recorded music stores to the Blockbuster Music name. The campaign theme, "The Power to Hear it All," was...
Declare War on Drug Addiction
Though the number of people who use illicit drugs is again on the rise, federal officials argue that the increase isn't statistically significant. Those officials must be using new math. The discovery that 300,000 more people are doing drugs today than...
Democrats May Agree to Delay Health Reform
President Bill Clinton's administration and some Democratic congressional leaders indicated a readiness Sunday to postpone all elements of health care reform - and their costs - until the end of the century.House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt,...
Development Cuts Up Farmland
ON WARM SUMMER days, Charles Arbuckle and his siblings would sit under a shade tree in the front yard of their farmhouse and guess from which direction the next car would come."There used to be only two or three cars that would come by all day." Arbuckle...
District Voters Urged to Back Tax Hike, Waive `C' Rollback
The Mehlville School District says it needs tax increases to keep up with the times.The district is asking voters to increase the tax rate by 54 cents for each $100 of assessed value on Aug. 2 and to waive the rollback provided by Proposition C, the...
Dollar's Decline Could Mean Higher Rates, Lower Growth
Back when Bill Clinton became president, a dollar was worth about 115 yen. Nearly halfway into President Clinton's term, the dollar for a while fell below 97 yen.There are many important, everyday aspects to this so-called dollar crisis.The first thing...
Don't Make a Federal Case out of Everything
Different versions of President Bill Clinton's "omnibus crime bill" passed the Senate and House months ago. Today the proposals remain mired in a conference committee that has been unable to resolve several controversial problems. This deadlock should...
Double(s) Talk Dominates Aces' Loss
The added attraction of the Aces' match Sunday night against the Idaho Sneakers was supposed to have been Ken Flach facing his former doubles partner, Rick Leach, the man with whom he won the U.S. Open doubles title last year.But by the time the Aces'...
Election in Quebec Spurs Secession Talk Party Backing Independence Leads Poll
Quebec Premier Daniel Johnson announced Sunday that a provincial election would be held Sept. 12, beginning a fierce new debate on whether the mainly French-speaking province should secede from Canada.Johnson's Liberal Party is trailing badly in public...
Enjoying the Heat Chefs Gather in the Kitchen, Cooking for a Cause
AH, THE FOOD: Gorgonzola cheese, slivers of green apples and walnuts folded into quesadillas. Grilled tuna served on a shiny black plate with a curl of soba noodles. Tender rabbit on a bed of braised cabbage, accompanied by crisp-on-the-outside, melt-in-your-mouth-on-the-inside...
Ex-Diplomat Says Saudis Funded Iraqi Nuclear Work
A former Saudi Arabian diplomat has told Britain's Sunday Times that his country helped finance Iraq's nuclear program as part of a secret 20-year campaign by the Saudis to acquire their own nuclear weapons.The diplomat, Mohammed al-Khilewi, was second...
Ex-Official Challenges Recorder for Office
St. Charles County Recorder of Deeds Barbara J. Hall is being challenged in the Republican primary Aug. 2 by Charlene Korman Christ, a licensed real estate broker and former deputy recorder of deeds.Christ ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in the...
False Alarms Slow Reaction Time, Cost Money
There were 2,200 burglar alarms reported to the Chesterfield police last year. "I can count on one hand the number that were not false," says Police Chief Ray Johnson.As home alarm systems proliferate, so do false alarms.Police and the alarm industry...
Famous Store in Jamestown Will Open This Week
Famous-Barr will kick off a grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday for its newest store - at Jamestown Mall in north St. Louis County.The new store adds a third department-store anchor to Jamestown, which is already home to Sears and Dillard's anchors.It...
Flavors of Summer Star in a Low-Fat Pasta Sauce
PASTA WITH ROMA tomato and mushroom sauce is a delightful, low-fat alternative to the red bottled and canned pasta sauces available in supermarkets across the United States.The easy-to-make sauce is bursting with the sunny flavors of summer - ripe, Roma...
Flood of '93 Tribute Saturday at Hillsboro
Remember Dottie Koenig's home videos showing the courage of friends and relatives in small communities along the Illinois River during the Flood of '93?For weeks, farmers, prisoners and National Guard troops worked side by side building sandbag levees,...
Food Nags Can Kill Your Appetite
IF THEY'LL listen, I can save the food nags at the Center for Science in the Public Interest a lot of bother and expense.This is the outfit that first got our attention by revealing that many of the Chinese foods we enjoy are bad for our health, clogging...
Foreign Currency Funds a Roller-Coaster Ride
The weak dollar has been a boon to one class of mutual funds: those that invest in foreign currencies.The currency funds, which invest in short-term, fixed-income securities denominated in one or more foreign currencies, rose 9.2 percent, on average,...
From Moscow Mafia to Russian Rule?
From the libidinous pages of Playboy to the staid leaves of The Atlantic Monthly, every media outlet is reporting about the new international bugaboo, the Russian mafia. What makes this an especially hot topic for Americans is the specter of weapons-grade...
Funding Shifts Hit Homeless Services
A shift in city funding of homeless programs is forcing an emergency shelter to close and others to cut services drastically.Christ Church Cathedral's 70-bed shelter downtown will close Sept. 15 when its contract runs out unless it can get private donations....
Gephardt Draws Flak - in Absentia
House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, the man who wasn't there, took a beating Saturday at a forum for 3rd District congressional candidates in Arnold.Gephardt, D-south St. Louis County, was accused of increasing the federal deficit, bottling up...
Girl Makes Solo Flight at 16
Give her a bag of gummy worms candy and she is ready to soar.Melissa Arbour, 16, of Bourbonnais, rarely flies a plane without them."Your ears are always popping," she said. "I always have gummy worms or some sort of hard candy with me."Earlier this year,...
Gop Backs Away from Health Reform
Republican leaders, meeting over the weekend to gear up for November's campaigns, demonstrated a growing conviction that the country and their party will be better off if no national health care reform legislation is approved this year.Abandoning long-held...
Helping Parents Stay Independent
Dear Open Mind: My sister and I are at odds with each other over our parents, who are in their late 70s. My sister constantly wants to take care of things for Mom and Dad, like hiring someone to clean their house, take care of their yard and help with...
Hints from Heloise
Dear Heloise: I have a good idea to make it easier for people using walkers to carry things around, especially hot liquids.Get some S-hooks (large) and a vacuum bottle. It will have a handle to hook on the S-hook and it also has a cup with it.A basket...
How to Tell If a Living Trust Is Best Option for You
Q. Since my husband died I have tried to conserve my assets, but I'm now down to only $100,000 in my savings and small brokerage accounts. I live off of my Social Security payments.I don't have my house anymore - it was just too much to care for, so...
If You're Going to Eat Sports Bars
HERE ARE SOME nutrition tips for eating, testing and washing down sports bars.Timing: When you eat a bar can be crucial because a high-carbohydrate bar can cause blood sugar to rise and then drop (susceptibility to this varies by individual). The key...
In Jefferson County
The race for the Democratic nomination for prosecuting attorney enlivens next Tuesday's primary in Jefferson County. The incumbent, George B. McElroy of Robertsville, is being challenged by Robert G. "Bob" Wilkins of High Ridge, who is municipal prosecutor...
Israel, Jordan to Sign Peace Declaration U.S. Pushes Mideast Rivals toward Normal Ties
Israel and Jordan, under U.S. pressure to move more definitively toward peace, will sign a joint declaration today that ends their state of belligerency and lays out plans for normalizing relations, U.S. and Jordanian officials said Sunday."It is a fairly...
It's a Fact: Fabel Breaks through in Nike 17th-Hole Birdie Paves Way to 1-Stroke Victory
Fortified by 12 years of professional tour experience and in control of his own fate in the first Nike Gateway Classic, Brad Fabel refused to let it slip away.He badly needed this one.A 30-foot birdie putt from the fringe at the 17th hole made up for...
John Dean Remembers Watergate the Man Who Blew the Whistle Surfaces
HAVING BURIED Richard Nixon alive two decades ago, no one was more surprised by his glorious resurrection in death last spring than former Nixon White House lawyer John Dean."I was amazed, frankly," said Dean, normally reluctant to dredge up memories...
Jupiter's Lesson
Photographs of comet fragments slamming into Jupiter at what scientists believe to be thousands of miles per hour have been spectacular. But they are also a bit unsettling. Can it happen here? What if it did? What if a big rock hit the Earth? Because...
Katz to Air New Show in Hayes' Spot
Fans of "The Bernie Hayes Show" won't hear the talk-show host on the radio this morning.After a dispute with Hayes, KATZ station officials fired him July 15. Beginning today, the station will air a new "Good Morning St. Louis" show in Hayes' old 6 a.m....
Keenan Stays; Nedved Goes Blues Get Tikkanen, Lidster in Complex Deal
Blues Chairman Mike Shanahan and President Jack Quinn flew to New York City on Sunday morning confident that they would be returning to St. Louis by Sunday night.However, their efforts to resolve their dispute with the New York Rangers over the hiring...
Keeping Posted
King & I Owner Gets Recognition</P><P>A St. Louis restaurant owner will be honored today in Washington for his efforts to make his establishment, The King & I Restaurant at 3157 South Grand Boulevard, more open to disabled customers.</P><P>Suchin...
Lake Forest Showed It Wasn't under Par
The lights never went out. Lake Forest Golf & Country Club took the best blows the Nike Tour players could throw and kept on shining."The people that came in ahead of time said they'd tear it up," said Rusty Gunther, president of Lake Forest. "They were...
Made in America: Dogtown Bar & Grill Has Lots to Offer
When you've been traveling in Europe for a while, there are certain American food tastes that come forward and demand, rather insistently, that they be satisfied.An American hamburger is the leader of the pack, with almost any kind of good beef not far...
Medicinal? Council Votes 5-2 to Give Liquor License to Hospital
After some debate, the Bridgeton City Council voted 5-2 recently to grant a liquor license to DePaul Health Center.Voting for the measure were Vincent LoBosco, Peggy Meyer, Bill Otto, Ferd Fetsch and Andy Kasprzyk. Opponents of the liquor license were...
More Research on Effect of Daytime Talk Shows
THERE WAS the grandmother who slept with the paper boy and the father of four who abandoned his family 20 years ago. Don't forget the man who had sex with his mother-in-law and people who support killing abortion doctors.They're on their way to becoming...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The National Football League is testing one-way radios that will allow coaches to send plays to their quarterbacks without hand signals or shuttling substitutes. Call it a space-age helmet. The league hasn't committed to using the gizmos during the season...
Murky Pool Swamps Swimmers
Swimmers took the plunge into the "Black Lagoon." The U.S. basketball team took the plunge, period.Swimming at the Goodwill Games on Sunday was as notable for the color of the water - a murky, swamplike green - as for the multiple medals won by Alexander...
National Agency Sets Forum for Plans on Park, Extension
The National Park Service wants to find out what St. Louis-area residents and officials think of its proposal for replacing the land in Creve Coeur Lake Park to be used by the state highway department for the Page Avenue extension.The Park Service is...
New Pavilion Pleases Center's Residents Contractor Offers Shade, Relaxation to Disabled
James Nelson probably won't get the chance to play basketball at the Northwest Habilitation Center in Overland.But he can watch from the shade of a new pavilion as his friends pass around the ball.Nelson, 73, is one of the 80 residents at the state-run...
No Endorsements until Primary Democratic Party Awaits Vote; Assessor Candidate Hurt by Early Decision in '92
The Democratic Party is waiting until after the primary election Aug. 2 before endorsing candidates in any St. Charles County race. This decision suits John Winkelmeier, one of two Democrats seeking the Democratic nomination for county assessor. The...
No Health Reform, No Recess, Democrats Say
Democratic leaders said Sunday they would keep Congress in session as long as it took to pass a health care reform plan.After declaring President Bill Clinton's complex health reform plan officially dead, congressional Democrats will work this week to...
Obituaries
Mildred Deuits</P><P>Mildred Deuits, 77, of St. Peters, died Wednesday (July 20, 1994) at Vencor Hospital in St. Louis.</P><P>Mrs. Deuits was a former restaurant owner in St. John.</P><P>The funeral was at 10 a.m....
One Contest Becomes Two as Readers Pick Writer
A few weeks back, while small-talking at a party with an attorney I'd just met, I learned that he had the identical specialty as a woman I know.When I mentioned her name, the fellow brightened, saying, "Oh, sure - I love her. She keeps bringing suits...
On the Menu
FOOD NEWS of note:Perhaps you are not planning to climb Mount Everest anytime soon, but you still may enjoy a collection of recipes developed for Sandy Hill Pittman in her quest to tackle the mountain earlier this year.The recipes were inspired by foods...
Overdue Sewer Bill Could Block Service for Lansdowne Area
Hundreds of homes in the Lansdowne neighborhood of East St. Louis could lose sewer service unless the city comes up with the money to pay an overdue $489,345 sewer bill, says an attorney for the Metro-East Sanitary District.The sewer district filed suit...
People
JACK HORNER, the paleontologist who served as a scientific consultant on the set of "Jurassic Park," says he was most impressed by the movie's Tyrannosaurus rex, which scared him when it started to move on the set one day.But "it was not doing what I...
People to People
VISTA Volunteers: Volunteers in Service To America (VISTA) is trying to contact former volunteers for participation in local, regional and national events commemorating the program's 30th anniversary.VISTA does not have current addresses for many of...
People Who Stand Tall despite Serious Handicap
Dear Readers: Today, letters from people who were told they'd never walk again - and they didn't. However, in spite of it, they lived fulfilling lives:Dear Abby: Your response to "Sitting" was weak. True, that verdict was devastating; however, doctors...
Pick Peppers in Rainbow of Shapes, Flavors
GAYLE KRUEGER'S family started growing peppers 50 years ago. His parents, Ermen and Chloetta Krueger, were the first. They stuck an apple-box sign in front of their carport in Wapato, Wash., and the people came. Chloetta used to make chiles rellenos...
Pirates' Bell Faces Another Obstacle
The story begins in the players' parking lot at Three Rivers Stadium after a recent Sunday afternoon game.Jay Bell is not happy because his Pittsburgh Pirates were pounded, 9-0, by Houston. The shortstop is eager to get home because his wife is going...
Plans for New Cities Unlikely to Appear on Ballot for Nov. 8
The St. Louis County Council is unlikely to put proposals to incorporate the cities of Wildwood and Sappington-Concord on the Nov. 8 ballot, County Council Chairman Deborah Kersting says.Supporters of both cities had hoped voters could consider the measures...
Press Misses Health-Care Story
Did you hear the one about Bill Clinton and the pope? Clinton offers to take the pope fishing. A breeze comes up and blows the pope's hat away from the boat. "Don't worry," says Clinton, "I'll get it." He steps out of the boat and walks across the lake...
Quiet on Tornado Alley
After a tragic start, the country has had a rather mild tornado year, the National Weather Service's Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas City says.In a normal year, most twister outbreaks occur in March, April, May and June as weather fronts, thunderstorms...
Relax with Make-Ahead Meal
FEEDING A crowd doesn't have to mean hours spent shopping, prepping and cooking.Just last week I invited 10 people for an impromptu birthday supper. Everyone loved the food. All the dishes were prepared ahead and arranged on platters. By meal time, I...
Renewed Annexation Plan Moves Forward
Kirkwood has taken the first step in a renewed effort to annex a one-square-mile area west of the city.The City council voted unanimously to put the proposed annexation of an unincorporated area known as Keyes Summit on the November ballot.Keyes Summit...

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