St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 1, 1995

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2 Rivers May Drop in about a Month Big `If' Depends on No More Downpours
When it comes to predicting the flood's departure, a dumb question gets a prudent answer.Jack Burns, the National Weather Service's chief flood watcher here, chuckled Wednesday when asked to guess when the Mississippi and Missouri rivers would retreat...
39 Students from Area Join Ranks of Merit Scholars
Thirty-nine St. Louis area students s have received college-sponsored merit scholarships in this year's fourth and final National Merit Scholarship Corp. announcement.More than 2,500 winners of the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships across the nation...
A Bridge Too Far Clint Is a Long Way from Where He Needs to Be
Lean and muscular, Robert Kincaid rolled down the window and rested his arm out Harry's window. Harry, his Chevy truck, also was strong, and didn't mind at all. Kincaid was approaching Madison County, to photograph the light that bounces off the bridges...
Abstractions of the Spiritual
Ian Friend: `The Edge of Belief,' Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980-94 Where: MOCRA (Museum of Contemporary Religious Art), St. Louis University When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through July 9</P><P>At first glance, the entirely...
Admiral Explains Why America Still Needs Nuclear Armaments
The admiral who keeps the keys to America's nuclear armory says that even with the Cold War behind us, the nation needs nuclear weapons.He is Adm. Henry G. Chiles Jr., who heads the Omaha-based U.S. Strategic Command, or STRATCOM. That command owns America's...
Admiral Sees Need for Nuclear Armaments -- after Cold War
The admiral who keeps the keys to America's nuclear armory says that even with the Cold War behind us, the nation needs nuclear weapons.He is Adm. Henry G. Chiles Jr., who heads the Omaha-based U.S. Strategic Command, or STRATCOM. That command owns America's...
Affirmative Action Programs Get Generally Favorable Review
Most hiring and other preferences based on race or gender are justified in employment and education, say officials who were ordered to review affirmative action programs by President Bill Clinton.But they found problems with purchasing programs that...
Air Force Jet Kills 2 in Crash Pilots Eject before Plane Strikes Apartment Building; 20 Injured
An Air Force training jet billowing black smoke crashed into an apartment complex Wednesday, engulfing one building and several cars in flames. At least two people were killed and 20 injured.The T-38's two pilots ejected just before it went down and...
Aldermen Debate Tower Heights for Ham Radios
How tall is too tall? A local amateur radio operator debated the issue at a recent meeting, while giving the Crestwood Board of Aldermen a crash course in ham radio.Udo Heinze of Wildwood Circle asked the board to amend a proposal for zoning rules regulating...
Aldermen Wonder about Value of Consultant
Town and Country aldermen are considering suspending work on revising the city's land-use plan.At a recent Board of Aldermen meeting, several aldermen expressed their concern over the role of their consultant, Woolpert Consultants, in reviewing the city's...
Amazing Computer Tricks Sometimes Those Remarkable Movie Feats Just Don't Compute
In the new film "Johnny Mnemonic," Keanu Reeves plays a 21st-century data courier who is required to carry 320 gigabytes of information in his "wetware," or computer-enhanced memory cell.Computers have demonstrated true star quality in movies, where...
Annexation Vote for Sunset Hills May Be Challenged
St. Louis County may not recognize an annexation Sunset Hills is proposing, even if voters approve it next Tuesday.The city wants to annex about 1.6 square miles generally bounded by the city limits, Interstate 270, Sappington Road, the rear lines of...
Best Bets for the Week of June 1-7
Tonight-Saturday</P><P>St. Louis Regional Music Showcase: About 175 bands from 10 states (including a whole bunch from St. Louis) will be in town for the third edition of this event sponsored by Spotlight magazine and The Point. It begins...
Better Wed Than ... TV Keeps Trying to Marry off Its Characters
Can a 37-year-old virgin find happiness with a man whose idea of the ideal roommate is a wolf?When TV's Dr. Quinn married beau Sully in the season finale, you had to wonder.After all, she's a woman who's very tightly laced; he's a man whose shirts don't...
Bicycles Get Officers out, Talking with Residents, Offer Other Pluses
Olivette police have new wheels - two wheels, to be exact.The city's bike patrol began Sunday. The bike is a Giant ETX 860 mountain bike equipped with 21 gears and a water bottle.Officer Stephen Ford logged 25 miles in an eight-hour patrol Monday....
Bosnia: A Disastrous Intervention
All over the world, rebel peoples are at war with their internationally recognized governments. They die to destroy regimes they detest - or just separate from them.But in only one country has the West gone to war to block anti-government forces: in...
Bosnia: Mission Impossible
The Clinton administration's show-of-force against the Bosnian Serbs has backfired. After the administration successfully argued for NATO air strikes against a few munition dumps to punish the Serbs for forcibly taking back heavy artillery they had...
Briefs
WORLD IRELAND Prince Charles Visits Dublin Amid Protest</P><P>Welcomed by many and condemned by some, Prince Charles set foot in Ireland on Wednesday, the most senior British royal to make an official visit to Dublin since 1911.</P><P>"I've...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS Housing Authority Gets Passing Grade</P><P>Managers at the St. Louis Housing Authority are doing a satisfactory job. That's the word from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which rated the agency's operation ...
Cahokia Boy, 4, Killed Crossing Road on Bike
A 4-year-old boy on a bicycle tried to cross busy Camp Jackson Road in Cahokia on Tuesday night, and it cost him his life, police said.Terry Long, who would have turned 5 on June 16, was struck by a car as he tried to cross Camp Jackson Road near the...
Cards' Fans in a No-No Mood Strike, Weather, Poor Record Driving No-Shows Up
Coming soon, on a milk carton at your grocery: The faces of Cardinals baseball fans.Take a guess at the reason - bad weather, bad baseball or bad lingering feelings from the offseason of labor strife. Whatever, fans turned up missing during a nine-game...
Chrysler Bid Is Scrapped Kerkorian Fails to Round Up Financing for $20 Billion Offer
Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian scrapped his $20.51 billion bid for Chrysler Corp. Wednesday, ending for now one of the largest takeover attempts ever.The bid fizzled after Kerkorian failed to find financing. But the 77-year-old investor left the door open...
Clinton, Japanese Leader Slate Talks Halifax Meeting Arranged amid Dispute over Trade
President Bill Clinton plans to meet Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on June 15 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ahead of a meeting of the G-7 group of industrial nations, a White House spokesman said Wednesday.Mike McCurry told reporters traveling...
Clinton May OK Gis for Bosnia U.S. Might Provide Ground Forces to Move U.N. Troops, but Not to Fight, He Pledges
President Bill Clinton declared Wednesday that he was ready to permit the temporary use of American ground forces in Bosnia to help U.N. peacekeepers move to safer positions if necessary.The president stressed in a commencement address at the Air Force...
Coach Doubles as Tour Director Lindenwood's Weiland in Russia
Stacy Weiland, the wrestling coach at Lindenwood College, has been stocking up on school apparel in recent weeks."I've got sweatshirts, T-shirts, all sorts of stuff with the college name on it," he said. "The really great thing about this is the exposure...
Cracking in Neck and Back Won't Cause Arthritis
Dear Dr. Donohue: Is there any bad effect from cracking your knuckles or stretching your neck? I do this the first thing in the morning. People have told me that all sorts of bad things can happen, from getting arthritis to causing a stroke.When you...
Criminal Convert Catholic High School Goes from Academia to Housing Inmates
If the walls of the old Assumption Catholic High School could talk, what tales they could tell.About a freshman named Jimmy Connors who had a knack for tennis.About the red-and-gold Pioneers clinching the 1969 East St. Louis basketball championship.About...
Curtis Cites Family Matters in Decision to Leave Ktvi after 5 Years Here, Sportscaster Returning to Phoenix
Mark Curtis, sports director at KTVI for five years, has accepted a job in Phoenix and soon will be leaving Channel 2.He said family matters were behind the move. Curtis wants his children, ages 7, 4 and 1, to be in a city where they have grandparents....
Damage from Flood $599,000, Official Says Ortwerth Aide Says U.S. Could Reimburse Majority
This year's flood has damaged public property in St. Charles County by an estimated $599,000, Tom Engle told the County Council Tuesday night. Engle is director of administration in the office of County Executive Joe Ortwerth.Engle said that federal...
Day by Day
TODAY BAND CONCERT - The St. Charles Municipal Band will resume its weekly outdoor concert series at 8 p.m. on the St. Charles City Hall Plaza, North Second Street, St. Charles. Future concerts will be held at the Jaycee Pavilion in Frontier Park...
Demolition Is Again at Issue
Owners of the International Fur Exchange and two neighboring downtown buildings will make a second try for a demolition permit today. And this time they've got powerful allies: Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and the city's top development officials.But preservationists,...
Designer Showcase
IS THAT JEAN Harlow leaning over the wrought-iron balcony above the winding stairs? Is this Hollywood, Italy or St. Louis? Let your fantasies take you wherever they will in this year's Designer Showcase House, a landmark home high on a hill overlooking...
Diversified Founder Faces Next Challenge Loses 1 Round in Case against Swiss Firm
Ben Fixman, former chairman of the failed Diversified Industries Inc. of Clayton, is trying to salvage what he can from the Swiss investors who took over his company.Pushed out of court on his multimillion-dollar claim that Augustus Beratung-und Beteiligungs,...
Dry Run Drought-Ridden Wings, 'Hawks Covet Drink from Cup
Let the series of infamy begin.Detroit vs. Chicago. Red Wings vs. Blackhawks. Loser vs. loser in the Stanley Cup semifinals.One year after the New York Rangers bagged their first Stanley Cup in 54 years, two other Original Six teams are about to play...
Durbin Warns Elderly of Medicaid Plan Gop Proposal Will Hurt Old People in Many Ways, Congressman Maintains
Elderly Americans know by instinct to rally around Social Security and Medicare when Congress starts talking about budget cuts.But changes in Medicaid might hurt some of them even more, U.S. Rep. Richard Durbin, D-Springfield, warned constituents this...
East St. Louis Schools Need outside Help
The decision to hand complete financial and business control of the East St. Louis schools to a Chicago accounting firm has brought understandable anger and resentment from residents of that beleaguered city. As much as the new policy stings, however,...
Elementary Springfield Group Can't Get Enough of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
There are those who say the legendary Sherlock Holmes still haunts the foggy streets of London, casting a precise eye over evidence of criminal deeds and solving puzzles with logical deduction.Others say that the great detective was not simply a fictional...
Elvis Lives! Top Impersonator Finds Work `Scary,' Satisfying
Singer Dennis Colt parlayed his vocal talent and an uncanny likeness to Elvis Presley into a successful career that spanned nearly 20 years. From the phrasing of his lyrics to his body movements, Colt's impersonation of the rock 'n' roll king has been...
End Paper So Tell Us about Bill
Since I`m one of the very few people in the SMSA who did not meet actor Bill Murray when he was here in May, and since I'm supposed to write about movies but am too proud (or too old) to wait in ambush for movie stars in the lobby of the Ritz or on the...
Even the Grass Is Up to Date in Kansas City
The old artificial turf at Royals Stadium was a scientific marvel.Its surface was like a runway, creating a wacky pinball effect. Sharply hit ground balls rocketed through the infield, roared into the outfield corners and caromed crazily along the concave...
Film Briefs
All Wet With Costner</P><P>Reviews from that first test screening in Sacramento, Calif., of "Waterworld," Kevin Costner's $175 million world-submerged-in-wet-stuff action pic, continue to pour in, and they can't be making Universal Pictures...
Fit to Be Olympians Exercise Pays Seniors More Than Just Medals
More than 1,400 people claim they drank from the fountain of youth - exercise - at the St. Louis Senior Olympics this week.Eugenia Zacny, 77, credits tennis for keeping her going after the death of her husband.George Wade, 60, thanks racquetball for...
Flooding Can't Wash out National Trails Day Events
Even though a bike ride and a cleanup on the KATY Trail have been washed out, other activities are still on Saturday for National Trails Day.Those activities include a hike, speakers, informational booths and a slide presentation on regional rails-to-trails...
Flooding Leaves Missouri Action Down in the 'Heel
Missouri gamblers looking for a sure thing lately should have been betting on the weather. Rain, rain and more rain have kept the rivers high and both Missouri gambling boats closed for more than two weeks.The closest place to gamble in Missouri is on...
Flooding Revives Feud over Access Sulphur Springs Residents Angry about Private Road Restriction
Jim Keith, like many flood-marooned residents of Sulphur Springs, is angry at a new neighbor who won't let him use a private road to reach U.S. Highway 61-67.Keith, 51, now must wade through water 2 feet deep to get to his car and drive to work. Since...
Floored by Floor
Today, the topic is music. Specifically, local bands.The St. Louis Area Local Music Page has links to lots of local bands, including all the ones mentioned below, as well as local radio stations with web pages and some other cool stuff. It takes a while...
Francesca's Adventures in Outdoor Dining
The boyfriend suggested we dine al fresco. I ran upstairs to change into something wonderful. When I returned, he was out back firing up the barbecue grill. He took one look at me, smiled that dumb, irresistible smile of his and informed me that his...
Fraud Victims Question System Drivers Licenses Faked Too Easily, They Believe
Lana Tyson and Mary Moorkamp say a woman who stole their names and ruined their credit had far too easy a time getting official drivers licenses with her picture and their vital statistics.Norma Farmer, 26, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty Tuesday of fraudulently...
From Sneakers to Dreamcoat Loins Girded, Sam Harris Hits the Road
Little more than a decade ago, Sam Harris was wowing audiences on TV's "Star Search." Sporting whimsical costumes and colorful high-top sneakers, he mowed down the competition with pyrotechnic renditions of challenging show tunes. Harris, now 33, is...
From Swedish Meatballs to Latin Dancing If This Is Nearly Summer, It Must Be Festival Time
Like many other cities, St. Louis enjoys ethnic festivals almost every weekend in the summer. A couple this weekend promise to be fun, and reasonably entertaining, for the entire family.OK, so maybe not all 7-year-olds are going to enjoy a plate lunch...
From Water Tank to a Landmark "40S Builder Merely Wanted Insurance Protection, but Ketchup Bottle Became More
When the ketchup bottle parade rolls through Collinsville on Saturday, hardly a soul will be thinking about the insurance agent who made the landmark celebration possible.That would be the one who told Gerhart S. Suppiger Sr. that he could save on the...
Garden Tours Can Reveal Much
AN ANNUAL FEATURE in many garden club yearbooks is the tour of members' gardens. These tours serve two purposes:To educate members, especially beginning gardeners, on what plants do well in their area.To encourage those with gardens on tour to spruce...
Get Them Something Green That Folds . .
I WANT A SHOW of hands on this one.How many parents of grown children are capable of buying the right gifts for their kids anymore?When your youngsters open their birthday cards, do they shake them and look for one of two things to fall out: a check...
Gop Charges Force AARP to Defend Its Reputation
TO ITS 33 million members, the American Association of Retired Persons presents itself as a watchdog for older Americans, promoting their goals on Capitol Hill and defending such popular programs as Medicare and Medicaid.That is only part of the picture.One...
Gop, Many Democrats Oppose Troops for Bosnia
If President Bill Clinton dispatches U.S. ground forces to Bosnia, even temporarily, it will be over the broad opposition of congressional Republicans and the misgivings of many Democrats.But Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, D-Ind., ranking Democrat on the House...
Griffin's Attorney Responds He Denies Evidence Would Convict
An attorney for House Speaker Bob F. Griffin took issue Wednesday with Attorney General Jay Nixon's claim that there's enough evidence to convict Griffin of violating state laws on gaming and the conduct of public officials."I do not agree (that) there...
Hartigan Clears Path for Durbin Senate Race Former Attorney General to Run for Governor
Neil Hartigan is not running for the U.S. Senate in 1996, because he intends to run for Illinois governor in 1998, he said Wednesday.The decision pushes Rep. Richard J. Durbin, who represents much of Metro East, to the fore as the Democrats' leading...
Hearing Set for 2 in Woman's Slaying
Associate Circuit Judge Terry Cundiff will hold a preliminary hearing June 28 for two men accused of raping and strangling Leslie O'Neal of St. Charles and dumping her body into a lake.The body of the O'Neal , 29, was found in Lake 31 at the Busch Conservation...
Here Are Some Prom Nights from Hell
"I WASN'T sure I was going to survive Ashley's prom," said her weary mother, after enduring two crying jags and a bad hair day. "I consider this the dress rehearsal for her wedding. If I have any say, she's eloping."What does Ashley's Mom know? She's...
Hollywood Rife with Violence, Dole Says Casual Sex, Mayhem Send Wrong Message, He Tells Fund-Raiser
SENATE MAJORITY leader Bob Dole accused Hollywood on Wednesday of promoting violence, rape and casual sex in music and movies and said that for the good of America's children, "the mainstreaming of deviancy must come to an end."On the entertainment industry's...
Holman Middle School Will Get Improved Outdoor Sports Space
Pattonville School District will spend up to $60,000 over the next two years to improve the new outdoor physical education area at Holman Middle School.Thomas Huddleston, associate superintendent for administration, said the area will be leveled and...
Hospitals Await Medicaid Decision Touchette Regional, St. Mary's Fear Closure, Cuts in Service
Two Metro East hospitals are anxiously waiting to find out how deeply the state will cut into the reimbursement money they get for treating high numbers of Medicaid patients.But the prognosis isn't good for either hospital, with $60 million left of what...
Implicating the Speaker
The misdemeanor charges that Attorney General Jay Nixon filed against Mike White, a prominent Democratic lawyer in Kansas City, and his firm are a warning that the fight over House Speaker Bob Griffin and his connections to a gambling company could get...
Ito Rules O.J. Jury Can See Autopsy Photos of Victims
Jurors in O.J. Simpson's trial can see autopsy photos of Nicole Brown Simpson's slashed throat and Ronald Goldman's stabbed torso, Judge Lance Ito ruled Wednesday.He rejected defense arguments that images of the gaping wounds would turn jurors' stomachs...
Kmart's Old Parking Garage Stirs Debate: Repair or Raze?
The old Kmart parking garage in Maplewood might be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall or a rock music club.These were among the ideas Councilman Robert Scheidt, 3rd Ward, suggested at a recent Maplewood City Council meeting. The garage, 7335...
Leaving His Past Alone Brightens Wife's Future
Dear Abby: I felt compelled to write after reading the letter in your column from the woman who had been married a year and found a box of old pictures of her husband and a woman in his past. I think your advice was right on target, Abby!I got married...
Letters Etc
Rarely do I take the time to take pen to paper to express my approval of a publication. And that was almost the case this time - not because I didn't love virtually every page of the premier issue of GET OUT - but because I'm generally just a lazy person.And...
Liebermans Hold off Extradition Authorities Here Continue Pursuit
Three years ago last Sunday, the brothers Alan and Harold Lieberman arrived in Santiago, Chile, to set up their South American hideaway.Tipped by the FBI, Chilean authorities tracked down the once-prominent St. Louis homebuilders within days and clapped...
Lights, Camera ... and Lots of Action 10 of the Movies' Most Heart-Stopping Scenes
What constitutes a great action scene? It's a combination of the fundamentals of filmmaking - editing, style, imagination, pacing - with adrenalin-pumping thrills. Rene Rodriquez of Knight-Ridder Newspapers lists 10 favorite action "moments" (not necessarily...
Live from Branson Regis, Kathie Lee Play Well in Show-Me-State
IT'S HARD TO hear the questions and compliments her fans are yelling from their seats. No matter. Kathie Lee Gifford's responses are good on their own:"Hiiiiii . . . Cute dress . . . Nice to see you . . . When are you due? (Long pause.) Oh, thank God...
Louisville Tuneup Helps Watson Get Confidence Back
Allen Watson went back to the minor leagues to fix some of the clunking and clattering noises in his pitching engine.He also needed a refresher course in how to drive the car."I got my stuff together and got my confidence back," the Cardinals lefthander...
Love in the Afternoon ... and in the Evening and in the Morning and
Did you know that the combination of passionate sex and romantic love is the most incredible thrill life has to offer? Catch these and other titillating insights in "A Nymphomaniac Grows Up." Marion Winik's confession appears in - how did you guess?...
Mangos Need Good Drainage
Q: I have tried many times to grow a mango from a seed. What I want to know is do you open the seed or plant it whole? Do you plant one or two seeds? What kind of soil is best, and how deep should the seeds be planted?A: Mango trees (Mangifera indica)...
Mccluer Boys Team Shines in Class 4a State Track Meet
More sights and sounds from Saturday's Missouri Class 4A high school track and field championships in Jefferson City:Obscured in the excitement of the state meet, in which Berkeley and Hazelwood East high schools each won boys and girls state titles,...
Meet the Rams
TODD KITCHEN WIDE RECEIVER NFL Experience: 4th year College: Louisiana State Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. Age: 26 Height: 5-11 Weight: 187 Most Memorable Football Experience: Scoring a 79-yard touchdown on a reception and weaving run, and...
Mexican Spotted Owl Gets Room to Spread Its Wings but Naturalists' Gain Is Hard on Arizona's Logging Industries
MEXICAN SPOTTED OWLS have been given millions of acres in Arizona to fly about in safety, in a decision that will further restrict logging in the state.Environmental groups and business interests have spent years on the issue. After losing an appeal...
More Than Ever, the Children Need Safe Places to Play
THE ELEVATOR DOOR was sliding shut on the fifth floor at police headquarters when Chief Clarence Harmon dashed out of his office and caught it. He held out a yellow slip of paper: 4817 Maffit, 10 yr old. Two detectives in a hurry pushed onto the elevator,...
Morning Briefing
Budget Dropping Unlimited Mileage On Its Rental Cars</P><P>Budget Rent a Car Corp. on Wednesday dropped unlimited free mileage - the industry norm since the late 1980s - on most rentals.</P><P>Avis Inc. plans a similar policy...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
St. Louis pugilist EDDIE HOPSON had just suffered a crushing loss in the 1988 Olympic box-offs and was ready to turn pro. So co-managers LOU DUVA and SHELLY FINKEL offered him $15,000 - not to hit opponents, but books."It was rough," Hopson told ROBERT...
Mulch Is New Phenomenon -and Often Misunderstood
It's everywhere. You can say that about mulch, that chipped and pounded tree bark being spread beneath suburban shrubs and city trees.Twenty-five years ago, nobody but a few hobbyists bothered with bark mulch. Boston's two great horticultural institutions...
Music under the Stars Summer Concert Series Cater to All Tastes
You've packed the picnic basket with everything under the sun and just need a place under the stars to spread out your feast.</P><P>If a concert in the park sounds inviting, you've come to the right city.</P><P>St. Louis abounds...
Neighbors of Creeks Urge Council to Pass Budget, Get Water Problems Resolved
Residents who live along troublesome creeks in St. Charles are waiting for the City Council to pass its new budget so that a comprehensive approach to storm-water problems can begin.Cliff Baber, the public works director, is waiting, too. He reminded...
Newest City Will Get Right to Business Officials Need to Deal with Ordinances, Taxes
Green Park officials will take their oaths of office at noon today, then get down to the business of running the newest city in St. Louis County.A county circuit judge will swear in Mayor Larry W. Kuban and the four members of the Board of Aldermen...
New Phone System Dials Up Problems
Being on the cutting edge of phone system technology can mean waiting for others to catch up, Pattonville School District officials have discovered.In March, the district moved its administration center to a new building at 11097 St. Charles Rock Road...
Nibbles
Getting Stoned On (Blue)grass</P><P>Grapes aren't the only things worth stompin' at the Stone Hill Winery in Hermann this weekend. Music by some of the country's finest bluegrass musicians will be featured from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and...
Nurse's Advice: Avoid Mob in Delivery Room
Dear Ann Landers: May I comment on the woman whose in-laws trooped into the labor room while she was giving birth?For eight years, I was an obstetrical nurse in a large hospital. You would not believe what we witnessed on a daily basis - families erupting...
Officials Take Control of Substation Request
The Frontenac Board of Aldermen has passed a bill giving itself the power to decide on Union Electric's request to build a substation in Frontenac.Under Frontenac's current ordinance, public utilities must get a building permit from the Board of Adjustment,...
O.J. Addiction Illinois Woman, Others Obsess over Trial
Before O.J. Simpson, there was an emptiness in Jeri Williamson's life here on the edge of the prairie.Chronic pain in her arms and legs had ended her career as an emergency medical technician and curtailed her needlepoint and antique stripping; her daughter...
On the 'Net, at the Movies You Can Enter the World of New Films on the World Wide Web
On the World Wide Web (an easy-to-use part of the Internet featuring text, pictures, sounds and even videos), movie studios are not only creating interesting sites, but are building innovative and entertaining places that rate high on the Gee-Whiz Meter.We...
Pace Construction Co. Wins Road Contracts
The St. Charles County Council has awarded Pace Construction Co. of St. Louis contracts for road improvements costing more than $1.2 million.The council passed a bill Tuesday awarding Pace a $777,790 contract for asphaltic concrete overlay projects....
Pact Pushes Metrolink Extensions Federal Cost-Cutting Is Threat, Official Warns
East-West Gateway Coordinating Council has agreed to a $3.5 million contract with Bi-State Development Agency to begin planning MetroLink extensions in St. Louis and St. Louis County.At the same time Wednesday, East-West Gateway's executive director,...
People
If you can't beat 'em. . . .The Globe, one of those supermarket tabloids, has signed up as an advice columnist IVANA TRUMP, whose doings have filled many a supermarket-tabloid page. "Ask Ivana" premieres in the issue on sale next Monday.And on tabloid...
Pitching in Hurlers at a Premium in This Week's Baseball Draft
Not to encourage wagering, but anyone interested in today's draft of amateur baseball players can make a pretty good guess about the Cardinals' plans.Think college pitching."If you can come up with a good college pitcher, they can come to the big leagues...
Plants Could Use Your Support Trellises and Cages Can Improve a Plot's Appearance, Output
Spending time among plants listening to their problems and giving them encouragement is one way the gardener can provide support.Gardeners also recognize that to keep many plants healthy and tidy, it is necessary to prop them up physically with stakes,...
Public Safety Officers Wear Many Hats in 24-Hour-Long Shifts
Des Peres does not have traditional police officers or firefighters. It has public safety officers who are cross-trained as both and also qualify as paramedics or emergency medical technicians.The concept has been questioned since one officer apparently...
Rangers Beat Appier, End 6-Game Kc Streak
Ivan Rodriguez, whose two ninth-inning errors led to a loss the night before, hit a bases-loaded double with two out in the eighth Wednesday night as the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2.Texas stopped Kansas City's six-game winning streak...
Rate Gramm's Scandal `S' - for `So What?'
IT'S TEMPTING. We rarely get so obvious a target as Phil Gramm, the Texas senator who wants to become president.Like most Republicans, Gramm is a champion of middle-class, grass-roots family values.But he's been blushing lately because it's come out...
Reds Make It Eight Victories in a Row
Pete Schourek allowed four hits over 8 1/3 innings and the Cincinnati Reds extended the longest winning streak in the majors this season to eight by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Tuesday night.Cincinnati has won 18 of 21 and is 5-0 on its current...
Reds Win but Sanders Suffers Ankle Injury
The Cincinnati Reds won their ninth game in a row, beating Pittsburgh 11-1 on the road Wednesday night, but may have lost center fielder Deion Sanders. He suffered an injured ankle when he tried to steal a base despite the fact his team had a six-run...
Repositioned Gauge Used to Measure River Is Confusing to Some
Longtime residents of St. Charles County know how high the water got in 1943, 1944, 1947, 1951, 1973, 1986 and 1993. They file those visual records along with the crest level, so the next time the National Weather Services makes a crest prediction the...
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