St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from January 26, 1996

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3-Point Shooting Lifts Cincinnait by Depaul
Cincinnati struggled once again Thursday before Danny Fortson took over at the end, leading a decisive spurt in the closing minutes for a 71-61 victory at home over DePaul.Cincinnati (13-1, 4-1 Conference USA) had to rely almost exclusively on 3-point...
3-Point Shooting Lifts Cincinnati by Depaul
Cincinnati struggled once again Thursday before Danny Fortson took over at the end, leading a decisive spurt in the closing minutes for a 71-61 victory at home over DePaul.Cincinnati (13-1, 4-1 Conference USA) had to rely almost exclusively on 3-point...
3rd Deputy Tosses His Hat into Ring in Race for Sheriff
Detective Sgt. Michael D. Chidster is the third deputy to announce that he wants to be the next sheriff in Lincoln County.The primary election is Aug. 6. All three candidates plan to run on the Democrat ticket. Lincoln County is heavily Democratic.Sheriff...
Accord Puts off New Shutdown House Approves Bill to Keep Government Open to March 15; Senate to Vote Today
The House overwhelming approved on Thursday legislation to keep federal agencies running through March 15. The White House said President Bill Clinton would sign the bill.After settling a dispute with the White House over abortion restrictions and spending...
A Happy Look Back for Hillary Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton left the Whitewater affair behind for a few hours of nostalgic retreat into happier campaign memories, on the eve of her unprecedented appearance before a federal grand jury."Four years ago the people of New Hampshire made my husband...
Anti-Semitic Note Overshadows Game
What Big West Conference commissioner Dennis Farrell aptly termed "an insidious and cowardly act" has cast a toxic image over New Mexico State basketball. It also left Long Beach State coach Seth Greenberg distraught and seething, and appalled the college...
Arkansas Regulator Recalls Whitewater Warning
Aware of Bill Clinton's friendship with the owner of a failing savings and loan, an Arkansas regulator warned one of Clinton's aides that the federal government was about to crack down, the regulator testified Thursday.The regulator, Beverly Bassett...
At&t, P&g Profits Fail to Suit Investors
Stocks fell Thursday as disappointing earnings from Procter & Gamble Co. and AT&T Corp. rattled expectations that 1996 profits will beat forecasts.The results disrupted a weeklong string of better-than-expected profit reports.The Dow industrials fell...
Basket at 1.9 Seconds Lifts Pistons over Mavs
Allan Houston's layup with 1.9 seconds lifted Detroit over host Dallas 93-92 Thursday night.Tony Dumas' long 3-point attempt clanged off the rim at the buzzer, and Detroit won for the third time in five games and 12th time in 17 tries.Detroit's Grant...
Battle of Norths Close, Not Quite Parkway Edges Host-Team Panthers 51-48
Fort Zumwalt North's Panthers were oh-so-close to reaching the title game of the Fort Zumwalt North/Hy-5 Invitational. But it just didn't happen.Parkway North spoiled the home team's chances, winning 51-48 Wednesday."We had a chance to win and that's...
Big Day for Mac, Hornets One Jet Rolls out as Order Comes In
Thursday was a good day for McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s Hornet program.Shortly after a ceremony to roll out the first Hornet being delivered to the Swiss Air Force, McDonnell learned that Thailand was formally ordering eight of the fighter-bombers for...
Bill to Up Casino Tax Gets Smilefrom Edgar
Gov. Jim Edgar is pleased that legislation calling for an increase in the state's tax on Illinois' riverboat casinos has been introduced in the Senate.While not in complete agreement on how the additional state funds would be spent by Sen. Stanley...
Blood Platelets Perform in Reduced Numbers
Dear Dr. Donohue: Sometimes I develop a low platelet count, about 80,000. At other times, it is normal or near normal. What is causing this, and can anything be done to correct it?Platelets, clot-forming blood cells, are quite small, and considering...
Blue Hue Did Little for Fans Watching All-Star Game
Notice: To those who tuned in to the NHL All-Star Game last weekend and felt as if they needed to drop a couple quarters into the TV, you are not alone.The Fox network turned a showcase National Hockey League event into a big video game on Saturday,...
Break Helps Courtnall Get Unstuck, Reach No. 300
The All-Star break allowed Blues winger Geoff Courtnall to gain a fresh perspective on hockey.He escaped the frustrations of his cold-hot-and-cold season with a little vacation. Nothing exotic, mind you, just some quality time at home."I just tried...
Briefs
TEXAS Birth Certificate Is A Fake; Pregnant Girl Is Probably 14</P><P>A girl who disappeared after claiming she was 10 years old and 8 1/2 months' pregnant was found with a phony birth certificate and is probably about 14, authorities...
Briefs
MISSOURI HOUSE Bob Griffin Says Goodbye After 15 Years As SpeakerAfter months of trying to run Bob Griffin out of the House, Republicans joined Democrats in two standing ovations for Griffin as he made his farewell speech Thursday. Griffin will retire...
Celebrating Warriors Struggle Early, Slip by Lutheran South
Coming off one of their finest performances of the season, the St. Charles West Warriors of the Mid-States Club Hockey Association didn't figure to have much trouble with winless Lutheran South Tuesday.Think again.The Warriors struggled early before...
Census Undercount Needs to Be Addressed
In asking the Supreme Court to let the 1990 census numbers stand, the Clinton administration argues that the actual size of the U.S. population is "perhaps unknowable." That may be true, but it's a sorry justification for the population undercount.The...
Chang Beats Agassi, Reaches Title Match
Defending champion Andre Agassi ran out of miracles today when human backboard Michael Chang overcame a rib injury to reach the Australian Open final.Agassi had clawed from behind in four matches and won three five-setters earlier in the tournament....
Change Beats Agassi, Reaches Title Match
Defending champion Andre Agassi ran out of miracles today when human backboard Michael Chang overcame a rib injury to reach the Australian Open final.Agassi had clawed from behind in four matches and won three five-setters. But he played indifferently...
Church Notes
Singles Group The Thirty-to-Fifty Singles Group will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, 7400 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie. The discussion will focus on issues and concerns of single parents. For information call 625-8377 or 561-4347.*****Football...
City's Crime Rate May Be Dropping, but So Is Age of Crack-Selling Kids
CRIME IN THE CITY of St. Louis is down 17 percent. The figure's the lowest it has been since 1990. The decline in crime is so significant that President Bill Clinton mentions it in his State of the Union speech.City cops ought to be thrilled, right?Wrong,...
Clinton Got Warning on Whitewater
Aware of Bill Clinton's friendship with the owner of a failing savings and loan, an Arkansas regulator warned one of Clinton's aides that the federal government was about to crack down, the regulator testified Thursday.The regulator, Beverly Bassett...
Clinton to Sign Revamped Defense Bill
President Bill Clinton has decided to sign a $265 billion defense bill despite objections to a provision that would discharge service members with the AIDS virus.Reluctant to veto a second bill that would raise military pay, Clinton accepted Defense...
College Update: Women
ILLINOISName-dropping: Rookie Illini coach Theresa Grentz has an All-American-to-be in Ashley Berggren, a 5-foot-10 sophomore who is the Big Ten's Player of the Week. Berggren was first-team All-State in basketball, volleyball and softball at Barrington...
Convicted Pedophile Working with Child Sexual Psychopath Acts as Parent
For the last 2 1/2 years, Ruffner G. Bright, a convicted pedophile, has been acting as a surrogate parent for a young boy whose parents are recent immigrants.Bright, 69, of St. Louis, is a convicted child molester and embezzler with a rap sheet dating...
Cooper Fulfills Yen to Move on, Signs with Japan's Seibu Lions
While the Cardinals were signing five players, including relief specialist Tony Fossas, former Cardinals third baseman Scott Cooper was saying sayonara.Cooper, who hit only .230 with 40 runs batted in for the Cardinals last season, agreed to a one-year...
Cowboys' Coach, QB Face Music Switzer and Aikman Dance around Stories of Dislike
The story had been bubbling just below the surface all Super Bowl week. On Thursday, it came bursting into the open like a headline in a supermarket tabloid:Barry and Troy: They Just Don't Like Each Other.A story in Thursday's Forth Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram...
D-Day for Hillary Clinton: Grand Jury Wants Answers Testimony about Whitewater Role to Come to Fore
FOR THE FIRST TIME, a president's wife will appear today before a federal grand jury to answer prosecutors' questions - a sign of how far the Whitewater investigation has evolved over the last two years.Its scope now covers far more than the Arkansas...
`Desegregation Cases Waning, Solicitor Says Here
THERE IS very little chance that school desegregation cases will make any more progress in the courts, the government's chief advocate before the Supreme Court said here Thursday night."These cases are winding down," said Drew S. Days III, the U.S. sol...
Despite Sloganeering, Big Government Is Here to Stay
Bill Clinton's State of the Union address involved flagrant thematic larceny. The most brazen theft of opposition slogans was his proclamation that "the era of big government is over" - the equivalent of a fat man saying he's fat because the ice cream...
Dioxin Incinerator Aces Tests, Company Says
The company that is paying to clean up Times Beach and 26 other dioxin sites in eastern Missouri says tests show its incinerator will do the job safely."The results are far better than the requirements the health agencies set out," said Gary Pendergrass...
Don't Erode Parks and Soil Sales Tax
Gov. Mel Carnahan's proposal to appropriate $1 million for Forest Park is a welcome recognition from Jefferson City - at last - that urban parks deserve support from the state. The money would help reach the city's goal of the $100 million in needs...
Engines for `Speedy and Cruel Slaughter'
Imagine a time warp in which Queen Elizabeth I, in royal breakfast dress, is glancing at the morning paper, say, the Post-Dispatch on a day in August 1995. When she reads that 60 percent of St. Louis area residents and 56 percent of outstate Missourians...
Families Recover, Count Blessings after Explosions
Patricia Yow saw a bubbling mist of natural gas hovering in front of her home in Bridgeton on Wednesday minutes after it had engulfed a neighbor's house."The gas bubbled up like yellow cotton, seeping from the ground," she said, standing in front of...
Family Planning: Fewer Children, More Time
Dear Abby: I have read your column for years. I'm often surprised, moved, outraged or entertained by the foibles of those who write to you. You answer each letter with such courtesy, kindness and wisdom that I often wonder how you can be so objective...
Final Nail Parent Company Decides to Close Cash-Strapped Central Hardware
The end is near for Central Hardware, the 93-year-old chain that started here.Its remaining 10 stores in the St. Louis area and five stores in Memphis, Tenn., are likely to close by June.Central's parent company, Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers...
Financial `Wrappers' Take Center Stage
The wrap account, designed for investors who prefer to pay a flat annual rate for professional advice and big-name money management, is this decade's hot Wall Street product.These programs from brokerage firms, banks and other financial companies "wrap"...
Firearm Deaths and Social Ills
Almost 20,000 laws and regulations in this country attempt to contain the use of firearms. Nevertheless, the number of deaths associated with gun related activity reached a record high of nearly 40,000 in 1992, almost surpassing the number of fatalities...
Gac's Too Close to Call, except for the Favored
Who's the favorite for the Gateway Athletic Conference wrestling championship? It depends on who you're talking to."I worked up my own seeding sheet and if things go according to seeds, Francis Howell wins the tournament," St. Charles West coach Craig...
General American Posts $237 Million Profit
General American Life Insurance Co. is firmly back in the black. The company Thursday reported a $237 million profit for 1995, compared with a $13.9 million loss in 1994.General American also announced plans for a "strategic alliance" with Security Mutual...
Gingrich's `Secret' War on Iran Speaker Insisted CIA Plan Campaign against Tehran Government
In an unusual operation conceived by House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the CIA will mount an $18 million action to change the nature of Iran's government.The directive became public, in Washington and Iran, three months ago - long before it became law....
Harvester Norsemen Basketball Tourney Feb. 4
The Harvester Norsemen Basketball Association is sponsoring a youth basketball tournament Feb. 4 at Francis Howell High School.The tournament is open to sixth- , seventh- and eighth-grade boys teams. Individual awards will be given to the winning team,...
Henry Jaglom Takes on the Avant-Garde
"LAST SUMMER IN THE HAMPTONS"Rating: R, language, nudity. Running time: 1:45.DIRECTOR Henry Jaglom's brilliant satire, "Last Summer in the Hamptons," takes aim at an easy target - the rich and the avant-garde - but is no less funny for that.Along the...
Honor Roll
Students at Sts. Joachim and Ann School, 4110 McClay Road, St. Charles, must have straight A's in all major subjects to qualify for the A honor roll. Those with straight B's or a combination of A's and B's are on the B Honor roll.The following students...
Hootie: Awfully Nice Won't These Guys Ever Go Home?
LIKE DINNER GUESTS who won't leave, Hootie & the Blowfish took over the charts in 1995 and stayed through cocktails, dinner, and dessert. They've been there for more than 70 weeks now, and it's starting to look as if they'll never go home.Even if they...
Illinois St. Excels in Only Stat That Counts
It would be an understatement to suggest that Illinois State is hard to find among the statistical leaders in the Missouri Valley Conference.The Redbirds rank in the top three only in scoring average - second (with a 74.7 average) to Southwest Missouri...
Illinois Wins Big over Ohio State
Even Illinois coach Lou Henson got a little distracted toward the end of his team's 77-46 romp over Ohio State on Wednesday night.Henson admitted that he was paying attention to other Big Ten scores over the Assembly Hall public-address system in the...
`In a Zone' Parker Is Confident, and the Webster Star `Can Back It Up, Too'
On Wednesday night, a Webster Groves pizza joint jumps with teenagers. Banter and laughter fill a room in which college basketball games blare from the TV sets.It's a noisy slice of Americana that few adults might tolerate, but on this night, it's Tim...
Jawkacking
"If you're not a man, you're a wimp." Michigan State's Quinton Brooks, on teammates coming of age."We're not ready for Carnegie Hall yet." - Minnesota coach Clem Haskins, after his Gophers and Ohio State combined to miss 73 of 107 field goals."They...
Jungermann, Glen Park Is Site for Postal Branch
The U.S. Postal Service tentatively has selected a site for a branch post office in Harvester.The post office would be built on 6.3 undeveloped acres east of Jungermann Road and Glen Park Drive and north of Highway 94. Although it would be in St. Peters,...
Keen Finalist for Top Post at Mehlville
Two school superintendents from this area are finalists for the same post in the Mehlville School District in south St. Louis County.They are Mark Keen, who has led the St. Charles School District since 1993, and Jerry Chambers, superintendent of the...
Kings and Maids: A Bonny Romance
"RESTORATION"Rating: R, gore, sexuality. Running time: 1:53.THIS entertaining, old-fashioned historical romance follows the vertiginous ups and downs of the life of Robert Merivel (Robert Downey Jr.), a British physician of the late 17th century who...
Last-Minute Bills Tackle Slowpokes, Bingo Payouts
If you're a scholarly inmate, poky driver or voyeuristic photographer, beware: There are laws proposed to deal with people like you.Thursday was the last day for Illinois lawmakers to draft new bills for this year's legislative session. And draft they...
Library Notes
Board Meeting The St. Charles City-County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Kisker Road Library, 1000 Kisker Road in St. Charles. Meetings are open to the public.*****Preschool StoriesPreschool story time will be 10 to 10:45...
Lifting the Veil a Washington U. Scholar Rediscovers a Brilliant 19th-Century African-American Painter
ROBERT S. Duncanson was born a free man, but he had shackles of his own to deal with. He dreamed of abandoning the house-painting trade and becoming an artist in the grand European tradition. However, with Cincinnati caught in a tug-of-war between...
Listless Mizzou Clobbered by Cool-Shooting 'Huskers
The University of Missouri basketball team, the mystery inside a riddle wrapped in an enigma, continued on its stupefying plummet Wednesday night at the Devaney Center.Coach Norm Stewart "described it best yesterday: He said it was like a Rubik's Cube,"...
Losing Battle: Crews Fall Behind Potholes
Communique from the war against potholes: Despite progress on Thursday, winter will probably counterattack today.The forecast calls for rain and sleet this morning, changing to snow this afternoon.Inevitably, some of the moisture will seep into cracks...
Man Convicted in Murder of U. City Woman
A jury on Thursday convicted Tyrone Anderson in the strangulation and fatal stabbing of Polish immigrant Magdalena Halon at her apartment in University City on Dec. 29, 1994.The jury in St. Louis County Circuit Court deliberated about five hours before...
Mayor Seeks Tools for Reclaiming Toxic Sites
Led by St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr., urban officials from around the country pressed the White House and Congress Thursday for more help in reclaiming abandoned industrial sites in cities.In separate speeches to the U.S. Conference of Mayors,...
Millionaire Slain; House Set Afire Suburban Chicago Police Believe Retiree's Wife Was Also Killed
Marvin and Kay Lichtman's brick mansion northwest of Chicago was like a museum, full of crystal, dolls, tapestries and works by artists like Rodin and Remington.On Thursday it was a burned-out shell, Marvin Lichtman lay dead, and his wife of more than...
Missouri House Would Let Trucks Go 70
The Missouri House gave the green light Thursday for big trucks to go 70 mph on rural interstates."It's only fair they go the same as cars," said Rep. Don Koller, D-Summersville.The House voted 134-18 to raise the speed limits for cars and trucks, then...
More Bang for Buck Disputed by Matches
After the big stink about unequal prize money at the Australian Open, it turned out women played some of the most compelling matches in the year's first Grand Slam event.If Saturday's final between Monica Seles and Anke Huber is anything like the...
Morning Briefing
Venture To Sell 16 Stores In 25-year Leaseback DealVenture Stores Inc. said Thursday it will sell 16 of its stores to Kimco Realty Corp. for $40 million and lease them back at below-market rents for 25 years.Other terms of the transaction weren't released....
NFL Peers Honor Slater with Award for Character
Former Rams offensive tackle Jackie Slater has been named winner of the 1996 Bart Starr Award, which goes to the National Football League player who best exemplifies character on the field, in the home and in the community.Past winners include Steve...
N.J. Firm Chosen to Market Airport Company to Gauge Mid-America's Potential
The St. Clair County Public Building Commission voted Thursday to pay up to $529,850 to a company in New Jersey to market Mid-America Airport, under construction near Scott Air Force Base.The company, Airport Corporation of America, based in Short Hills,...
Nlrb: Price Chopper Owner Violated Labor Laws in Hiring
The National Labor Relations Board says the owner of five Price Chopper stores broke labor laws by refusing to hire union workers and by replacing the United Food and Commercial Workers with a "company union."The board filed a formal complaint this week...
No Contest Chain Closing Stores Liquidator Will Sell Merchandise
The three No Contest stores in the St. Louis area are going out of business.The stores ended their normal business Thursday and are bringing in a liquidator to sell off their inventory of athletic shoes and clothing.The chain is owned by Sportmart Inc....
Obituaries
Myra M. StaffordMyra Marie Stafford, 93, of Wright City, died Thursday (Jan. 25, 1996) at Doctors Hospital in Wentzville.Mrs. Stafford, formerly of St. Charles, was a homemaker.The funeral will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Baue Funeral Home, 311 Wood...
People
One of London's ever-vigilant tabloids says it has the specifics on that nasty crack PRINCESS DIANA is supposed to have dropped on an aide to PRINCE CHARLES.The aide is the wondrously named Tiggy Legge-Bourke, who serves as a nanny when Di's sons are...
Percentage Works in Funny Bone Favor
COMINGS & GOINGS: Ben Wang's Yen Ching Restaurant on Brentwood Boulevard was where attorney Michael E. Kohn confided about a recent negotiation at Funny Bone West Port, of which he is a partner. Kohn said that the club offered 70 percent of the gross...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:ACCIDENTSColumbia, Ill.: Christopher W. Singleton, 42, of the 5100 block of J Road...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:ACCIDENTSColumbia, Ill.: Christopher W. Singleton, 42, of the 5100 block of J Road...
Police / Courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:ASSAULTSSt. Louis: A St. Louis police officer was cut on the throat and right hand...
Police Group Supports Weapons Bill
Playing the political back-scratching game, the St. Louis Police Officers Association's executive board has endorsed a concealed-weapons bill in the state Senate.The board hopes to leverage its new position into support for another bill in the Legislature...
Policy Tests Regional Teamwork City Residency Rule Angers Some on County Council
St. Louis' restrictive residency policy for city workers is hurting city-county relations, some members of the County Council say.One councilman says Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr.'s crackdown on city employees living illegally in the suburbs is at odds with...
Popp, Longtime Crystal City Coach, Dies
Arvel Popp, Bill Bradley's basketball coach at Crystal City High School, died Thursday. He recently suffered respiratory problems.Mr. Popp, 81, worked in virtually all sports at the high school before he retired as a coach in 1975 after 28 years with...
Postal Carrier's Name to Grace Lemay Branch
Powerful senators sometimes get buildings named after them. So do baseball sluggers and business leaders.Lunch-pail guys usually don't.So what will happen here next month is highly unusual.The Lemay post office will be renamed the Charles J. Coyle branch...
Preaching Virtue, Practicing Deceit
Had President Bill Clinton not chosen politics as a career, he could just as easily have become a television evangelist. In his State of the Union address, the president was in the role of Jimmy Swaggart, preaching virtue while practicing deceit.Clinton...
Public Costs Plummet for 1995 Floods Buyout of Property Destroyed in '93 Gets Credit for Savings
THE FLOODS OF SPRING 1995 cost public treasuries only about 5 percent of the heavy bill rolled up by the record flood in 1993, according to a Missouri agency's report.The biggest reason for the savings was that the government had bought about 4,000...
Rams' Stay in St. Louis Is Tied to Dome's `Ranking'
The St. Louis Rams can break their 30-year stadium lease on its 10- or 20-year anniversaries if the Trans World Dome is no longer ranked among the top 25 percent in the country.The lawyer for the regional Convention and Visitors Commission, which oversees...
Rams' Stay Is Tied to `Ranking' of New Stadium after 10 Years
The St. Louis Rams can break their 30-year stadium lease on its 10- or 20-year anniversaries if the Trans World Dome is no longer ranked among the top 25 percent in the country.The lawyer for the regional Convention and Visitors Commission, which oversees...
Reality Takes over in This Little Love Story
"BED OF ROSES"Rating: PG, adult themes. Running time: 1:27.THE problem with the people you see in most films is that they're nothing like the folks found in real life. Movie stars are beautiful or charming, witty or interesting - while everyone you...
Recordings
"BANG!ZOOM"Bobby McFerrin (Blue Note)Lord have mercy on Bobby McFerrin. Like Tiny Tim, he'll spend his career overcoming the immense popularity and subsequent ridicule of one song - "Don't Worry, Be Happy." McFerrin doesn't deserve it, and "Bang!Zoom"...
Reporter Suggests 12 Steps to Waltz Tigers to Big Dance
Wednesday's thumping at Nebraska was just another bleak night in the Missouri Tigers' dumbfounding season, but it led to a dire moment:"You guys (the media) got any suggestions on what we should do?" Mizzou's Julian Winfield said.And we thought nobody...
Riverport Route Would Ease Trip to St. Louis Co
Maryland Heights hopes to ease traffic jams to the Riverport complex by building a four-lane boulevard from the Earth City Expressway to Highway 141 at Olive Boulevard. A bonus for St. Charles County drivers would be a route to west St. Louis County...
Road to Recovery Town Has Taken Its Losses, Looking to Gain
THE CITY OF OLD MONROE has been isolated, its business sector crippled, its revenue slashed. Still, the gutsy little town in Lincoln County is on the rebound.In 1985, Highway 79 was rerouted to bypass Old Monroe. The loss of through traffic had a "crippling...
Shanahan Helps Whalers Harpoon Kings
Brendan Shanahan scored the first of his two goals in Hartford's five-goal opening period as the Whalers routed the slumping Los Angeles Kings 8-2 on Thursday night in Hartford, Conn.The Whalers' scoring flurry chased Kings goal Byron Dafoe, and Hartford...
Singing Praises Belarussian Choir to Perform Here on First U.S. Tour
Despite economic hardship and life in the wake of a major nuclear disaster, the Christians of Belarus keep singing. Next week, 36 members of the Belarussian National Christian Choir will perform in St. Charles.Choir members ranging in age from 19 to...
Slu Misses Big Chance at Louisville
The last time St. Louis University beat Louisville in basketball at venerable Freedom Hall, LBJ was president and Charlie Spoonhour was coaching at Bloomfield High School.The year was 1965 and, a wistful Spoonhour recalled, "I was having a big time....
Smoking's Up among Teens, Study Shows
Smoking among high school students is on the rise again after leveling off in recent years, but the rate at which teen-agers smoke varies from state to state by a surprisingly wide margin, federal health officials said Thursday.Young people in some...
'South Central' Producer Tries for Truth, Again
'Moesha' When: 2:05 a.m. Wednesday Where: Channel 30RALPH FARQUHAR, the writer-producer who tested the limits of sitcom with "South Central," returns to TV with "Moesha.""We sort of affectionately nicknamed this one `South Central Lite,"' he said, his...
Sports Shorts
Russian Wrestlers Meet Lindenwood</P><P>After a few weeks of uncertainty and visa delays because of the U.S. government's shutdown, a select team of Russian wrestlers finally arrived in St. Louis last weekend. The Russian group - 14 ...
Sports Shorts
Russian Wrestlers Meet LindenwoodAfter a few weeks of uncertainty and visa delays because of the U.S. government's shutdown, a select team of Russian wrestlers finally arrived in St. Louis last weekend. The Russian group - 14 wrestlers, four coaches...
State of Politics: Grim and Somber
The Republicans, having failed to convince the country that government is dispensable, are taking a month off to show that Congress is.There was really nothing else for them to do. The day of the State of the Union, senators tacked a long seance onto...
Steelers' Lloyd Plays Angry Because It's a 'Violent Game'
Greg Lloyd has one speed - full. One mood - angry. And one disposition - foul.In August, he knocked out Green Bay's Brett Favre in a preseason game with a helmet to the chin. He was fined $12,000, and offered no apologies.In September, he said he would...
Support Groups
TodayAlcoholics Anonymous will meet at noon and 6 and 8 p.m. at the Sonderen Club, 212 Sonderen Street, O'Fallon.Stepping Free, a support group of Narcotics Anonymous, will meet at 7 p.m. at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 West Pitman,...
Survey: People Are Still Unsure about Monsanto's Milk Drug
Despite assurances from federal regulators and mainstream health organizations, consumers are still unsure about a Monsanto Co. drug that raises cows' milk production, says a University of Wisconsin-Madison survey.Consumers overwhelmingly want labels...
Survey Sought on Ideas for Transportation
The St. Charles County Transit Authority has agreed to hire a consultant to sample the attitudes of county residents about transportation issues in general and mass-transit options in particular.Members voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the county executive...