St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 25, 1995

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$1.7 Billion Discovery Sparks CIA Changes in Spy Satellite Program
CIA Director John Deutch ordered changes at the nation's spy satellite program after learning that it built up a huge cash reserve without informing overseers, a CIA official said Sunday.By charging Congress in advance for multiyear, billion-dollar programs...
5 Must-Haves for Good Marriage
WHEN you look around, you notice some people seem to have good marriages and some bad marriages. Why is that?The people who have good marriages are both mature. They know how to behave in a relationship.If you want a happily-ever-after marriage, study...
A Blow to the Head Turns out Lights on Miller's Best Day of the Season
Rams quarterback Chris Miller will receive the once-over by a doctor today, because of a blow to his head from Bears linebacker Vinson Smith in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.Miller suffered a mild concussion - at least his fifth in the pros. And...
Airlines Targeting Business Travelers
Business class air travel, the zone between the crowded tourist cabin and the sometimes forbidden extravagance of first class, is growing.British Airways is the latest carrier to endorse the idea that business class is a valuable lure for frequent fliers.In...
All aboard! Highland Neighborhood of Belleville to Review Its Heritage with Old-Fashioned Trolley Tours
Belleville's close-knit but little-known Highland neighborhood will celebrate more than a century of history on Sunday, Oct. 8, by offering old-fashioned trolley tours from 1 to 4 p.m.The Highland neighborhood was known as early as the 1820s as a rural...
All Asset Manager Mutual Funds Are Not Created Equal
Q: I want to invest $2,500 in the Fidelity Asset Manager fund, but I've heard that asset allocation funds are too risky for a conservative investor. Are asset allocation funds a risky situation to avoid?D.S., St. LouisA: No, they're not. Lumped all together,...
Alton Belle Slated for Expansion Live Shows, More Dining Planned; Loan OK Sought
A theater for live shows and more dining space would be part of a $25-million expansion project planned for dockside at the Alton Belle, a top official with the company told has told the Illinois Gaming Board.J. Thomas Long, chief operating officer of...
Alzheimer's Takes Toll on Caregiver, Too
Dear Abby: In 1980, at the age of 50, my husband, Gary, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Initially I cared for him alone. Then, in order to make ends meet, I took a job as a waitress.Gary's parents, both in their 80s at the time, stepped in to...
An Empty Room with a View
THE BLUE CHINA DOLL from a long-ago Christmas is stuffed in a shoe box in one corner of the bedroom. The yearbook with the goodbyes of June lies next to it. Soccer trophies occupy the radiator, and along one wall is a table of plastic horses she used...
Armey Eases Stance on Grants to Teen-Agers Who Have Babies
House Majority Leader Dick Armey said Sunday he could accept a welfare reform compromise that allowed cash grants to teen-agers who had babies, but only if the states paid for it."If some state wants to be foolish and give cash grants to young girls...
Autumn Vegetable Stew Celebrates the Season
THERE IS an art to cooking this time of the year. I want to capture all the glorious colors - the reds and golds - of the market, yet I'm making meals for two. Corn, peppers and squash all beckon, and inevitably I succumb. Then I worry about how we can...
Bad Throw Gives Houston Chance to Run Down Victory
In a compelling game replete with stunning defensive plays and adept pitching, Cardinals manager Mike Jorgensen figured that the end would not come in "traditional fashion." Try this: Thirty-six-year-old Milt Thompson scoring from first base in the 10th...
Bailiff Gets His Day in, out of Court
Friday was "Fred Schmitt Day" in Jefferson County, so proclaimed by the County Commission in honor of a longtime court bailiff who retired.The affable Schmitt handled scores of juries in his 19 years working at the courthouse in Hillsboro. He says he...
Be a Good Sport, Will Ya? That's Part of the Turf with a Game-Lover
MY newlywed sister called me from Dallas, distraught, one recent Sunday. "I'm a football widow!" she wailed."Uh . . . no time to talk," I said. "I'm on my way to the Dolphins game."Hey - with sports, either you get it or you don't. Think twice before...
Bosnian Muslims Hold Fast on Secession Clause, Boycott NY Talks
The Bosnian government announced Sunday that it would boycott this week's peace talks in New York, because Bosnian Serbs want to partition the country."There won't be any meeting," Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic said in a television interview....
Bottled or Fresh Garlic? Sometimes You Can't Tell the Difference
WE'VE been scolded."Bottled garlic - oh, come now!" writes a reader from Fredericksburg, Va. "How long does it take to put fresh garlic in a garlic press and squeeze?"Our first thought was that this particular cook has probably never been truly desperate....
Briefs
MISSOURI BARNES HOSPITAL Transplant Recipients Celebrate At Picnic</P><P>Heart and liver transplant recipients went to bat Sunday to celebrate 10 years of renewed life - and tied. The Heart Pumpers and Liver Sluggers wrapped up an...
Briefs
WORLD TYPHOON RYAN American Student, 2 Men Missing In Swollen Rivers</P><P>An American high school student and two Japanese men were missing in swollen rivers after Typhoon Ryan swept through southwestern Japan on Sunday, bringing...
Briefs
VALLEY PARK Committee Explores Idea Of City Administrator</P><P>The Valley Park Board of Aldermen is considering hiring a city administrator.</P><P>The board's legislative committee is discussing a job description and list...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Richard L. Alport, CPA, has formed Alport Accounting Associates, specializing in accounting services for closely held businesses in the construction, real estate, retail, service and manufacturing industries. Services include...
Byner Returns to Haunt Schottenheimer
The man who gave Earnest Byner his big shot in the National Football League paid for it Sunday."Feels good to see him again. Feels better to beat him," Byner said, speaking of his former coach, Marty Schottenheimer.Byner ran for one touchdown and caught...
Center for Elderly Broke Too Many Rules
The Missouri Department of Social Services had no choice but to deny funding to the Southside Senior Citizens Center in light of the agency's refusal to submit to an independent audit.Several months ago, a Post-Dispatch investigation raised many questions...
Chiefs Stumble Again in Cleveland
In another time, under other circumstances, Marty Schottenheimer would have been proud of Earnest Byner. Not on Sunday.Schottenheimer, coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, was on the opposite sideline when Byner ran for one touchdown and caught a short pass...
City Peddles Metal from Tow Lot
On a gray and chilly morning last week, in the middle of what has to be one of the ugliest pieces of real estate in St. Louis, Ken Edwards grinned like a kid who'd just walked into a video arcade with a sackful of quarters.Swinging a plastic baseball...
Committee Is Set on Bond Question Election Is Being Considered for April
The Wentzville School Board is setting up a committee to determine whether the voters should be asked next April to authorize a bond issue."We anticipate a bond issue of from $8 million to $10 million, but it could be even more," said Superintendent...
Con Artists Ask Doctors for Drugs
St. Louis County surgeon Edmond B. Cabbabe's beeper sounded in church last week, and he went outside to answer the emergency call.The caller said that one of Cabbabe's partners had performed nose surgery on him and that he needed a codeine-based drug...
County Sticks to Its Plan for Low-Income Housing
The St. Louis County Housing Authority is standing firm in its plans to purchase 15 houses on scattered sites in unincorporated county, even though it has decided not to buy one house, says Neil Molloy, executive director of the authority.The house the...
Couple Crash into Singer's Boat Howard University Student Killed; Gloria Estefan, Husband Not Hurt
A man operating a Yamaha WaveRunner was killed Sunday when it collided with a pleasure boat carrying singer Gloria Estefan and piloted by her producer-husband, Emilio.The Estefans, who were the only people aboard the 33-foot boat, were not hurt. A passenger...
COUPLE GETS HELP FACING JUMP TO RETIREMENT Series: MONEY MAKEOVER
Harvey and Rae Johnson don't mind taking a risk now and then.On a lark, they leaped from an airplane recently to see what husband-and-wife parachute jumping was like. "It's an incredible feeling. When you're floating down, it's so unbelievably quiet,"...
Court Defines `Ordinary and Necessary' Business Expenses
According to Internal Revenue Code Section 162, business expenses are deductible only if they are "ordinary and necessary." Given that loosely worded language, gray areas abound and many deduction disputes need to be covered in IRS rulings or resolved...
Cucumbers Find a Place in Many Cuisines
CUCUMBERS have been under cultivation for 4,000 years or so, but they have been around longer than that.In "The Kitchen Garden," Sylvia Thompson reports that seeds have been found in a cave near the border of Burma and Thailand. These seeds are the remains...
Cut the Cow Calls: This One's Mostly a Hoot
DAIRY Princess Cheryl wears little cow earrings and cute cow sweaters. Her black-and-white bovine bustier matches the Holstein interior of her pink Dairy Princess Cadillac."You sure like cows, don't you," says dairy farmer Kevin."They're my life," says...
Daniel Boone Bridge Is Bottleneck in Plan to Upgrade Interstate
A hitch has developed in the plan for extending Interstate 64 from Chesterfield to Wentzville - an upgrading that would include three lanes of traffic in each direction, limited access, the elimination of traffic signals and the smoothing of some of...
D' Arcy Places Bet on Burger King Advertising Account
D' Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles-St. Louis has made what insiders described as a "major presentation" for Burger King's $200 million-plus advertising account.The fast-food chain already considers the 2-year-old "Get your burger's worth" slogan stale. ...
Deaths Elsewhere
MILTON K. MUNITZ, 82, who retired as distinguished professor of philosophy at the City University of New York, died Sunday (Sept. 24, 1995) at his home in Scarborough, N.Y.The cause was prostate cancer, said his wife, Dr. Lenore Bloom Munitz, a retired...
Deaths Elsewhere
YEHUDA MEIR GETZ, 71, the rabbi who presided over the Western Wall of the ruined Second Temple in East Jerusalem, Judaism's holiest site, died of a heart attack Sept. 17 in Jerusalem.After the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, in which Israeli forces captured East...
Defensive Teams Have Gone `Blitz Happy' in the NFL
NBC's Bob Trumpy loves to shout "BLITZ!" Listen for the word often this season.To combat new rules favoring offenses in National Football League games, teams are becoming blitz happy."We've blitzed more in these three games than we have in the past,"...
Delayed Apartment Plan Still Opposed by District
In 1969, Fred Kemp's company received St. Louis County's permission to build 200 apartments on 20 acres at Lusher Road and Arrowpoint Drive in north St. Louis County. The Hazelwood School District objected.Twenty-six years later, the company is ready...
Depo-Provera Can Dampen Woman's Sex Drive
Q. When I heard about Depo-Provera, it sounded like the no-muss, no-fuss, long-acting contraceptive I had been wishing for. But shortly after the shot, my sex drive disappeared.I used to be horny enough to have sex almost every day, and my husband loved...
Depression and Chemical Imbalance
Dear Open Mind: In 1984, I was treated for depression by a psychologist. He decided my depression was due to many situations that I experienced in the past 20 or 25 years. At the time I agreed, because many of my relationships and situations did cause...
Drayton Says Game's Been in Him since '93
Troy Drayton has had this Sunday bottled up inside since 1993, when the Rams drafted him in the second round out of Penn State."This is one of the games I've been waiting for to really show I can be one of the top tight ends in the league," Drayton said,...
Easy as Tarte: Great French Lunch at Cafe Provencal
See you bright and early tomorrow," Stormy Bidwill used to say to me after a long day in the Football Cardinals' office or a long night at dinner."You get a choice," was my standard reply. "One or the other."Certain word combinations go together all...
Edge Takes a Wild Ride to 7th-Place Finish
Mitzie Edge's 75 on Sunday certainly wasn't the best round of the GHP Heartland Classic, but it was the most mercurial.Edge started the day at even par and in a tie for second place behind eventual champion Annika Sorenstam. Edge then went on a wild...
Extra Points
In The HouseRams vice chairman Stan Kroenke and his special guests: Brett Hull, and son Jude. Rams President John Shaw. St. Louis Police Chief Clarence Harmon. Belleville native Joe Rhein, former football Cardinals and NFL executive. Pro Football Hall...
Federal Campaign Matching Fund May Run Dry, Commission Finds
The Federal Election Commission has discovered a shortfall in presidential campaign matching funds that could leave candidates strapped for cash before next year's crucial primary season, an official said Sunday.The shortfall, discovered last week, is...
For 59,679: Perfect Day, Perfect Team
If this is a dream, don't wake us up.On a Sunday afternoon that was one part Rolling Stone, two parts Sports Illustrated and three parts Mad magazine, the Rams slam-bammed the Chicago Bears 34-28, extending the team's inaugural season to a perfect 4-0.It...
For Love of a Country, He's Consul
In a supermarket tabloid, the headline might say:Ordinary Kirkwood ManIs Card-Carrying AgentOf A Foreign Power!It's true. Richard W. Lodge carries a card from the U.S. State Department, identifying him as the honorary consul in St. Louis of the Kingdom...
Former Cook-Off Winner Shares Her Special Green Salsa Recipe
WILDMAE BRESTAL'S request for green salsa turned up a winner of a recipe. Reta Smith of Glen Carbon sent her recipe for salsa verde, part of the white chili recipe that won her first place in the canned vegetables category of the 1992 Pillsbury Cook-Off.We...
French Teen Kills Family, 8 Villagers Turns Gun on Himself; Worst Spree since 1989
Fresh from murdering his parents and brother in their home, a teen-ager walked to the next village Sunday and calmly opened fire on a quiet town square, killing eight more people before turning the gun on himself.The murder-suicide in southern France...
French Teen Kills Family, 9 Villagers Turns Gun on Himself; Worst Spree since 1989
Fresh from killing his murdering his mother, stepfather and half brother, a teen-ager walked three miles to a neighboring village Sunday and calmly opened fire on a quiet town square, killing nine more people before turning the gun on himself.The murder-suicide...
Fuhr's Kiel Debut Brings Cheers - for Backup Goalie Racine
Grant Fuhr heard the cheers of the home crowd in his Kiel Center debut.After giving up five goals on 12 shots to the Chicago Blackhawks, the new Blues goalie was raked by sarcastic hurrahs for stopping two soft dump-ins.Upper-deck fans in the $30 "cheap"...
Gay Men Here Play Down `Guilt'
GAY MEN in St. Louis who don't carry the virus that causes AIDS may feel a bit of "survivor's guilt," but it isn't enough to leave them depressed or feeling like "second-class gay men."That's the message from local gay men who are HIV-negative. They...
Gay Pride Events Grow in Numbers, Diversity
Nadine La Fille loves a parade, especially when he wears a red satin gown, a wig and sits on a truck and waves. The Carbondale man, who did not give his legal name, was one of more than 20 female impersonators in the 16th annual Gay and Lesbian Pride...
Gender Norming: Leveling the Playing Field
ALL MEN are created equal . . .Not exactly.Some men - and some women - jump higher and run faster than others, just to mention a few physical differences.And most men jump higher and run faster than most women, a fact recognized by organizations that...
Good, Bad, Ugly of Keeping Diary
KEEPING TOO careful a record of life's tumbles and triumphs can be a high-risk enterprise, as Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., has learned, but the exercise has its advantages, too.You may retrieve memories previously lost. And you may get a better picture...
Gop Incentives Only for the Rich
The Republican Revolution in Congress is dropping its cloak of fairness faster than trees shed their leaves. Last week almost all pretense of equality in sharing the burden of budget cutbacks disappeared.While one House committee called for the abolition...
Gop Weighs Budget Approach to Medicare Plan `Less Revolutionary and Radical' Than Expected
HOW WILL REPUBLICANS "save" Medicare?Mostly the old-fashioned way, say health care analysts: with government price controls on doctors and hospitals, and with higher costs to beneficiaries.But many of the Republican proposals, unveiled in the House and...
Greenpeacer Brings Message to Children `Everything You Do to Make the World Better Helps'
You don't have to patrol the oceans or the Great Lakes on a ship to help the environment, a member of the environmentalist group Greenpeace who's done those patrols told the children at Lalumier Elementary School in Centreville."Everything you do to...
Guilt by Dissociation Some Gay Men Feel like Outsiders Because They're Not HIV-Positive
SEAN MARTIN of Toronto lived under the cloud of a laboratory error for a year, thinking he was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. During that time, he recalls, he developed a strong kinship with a group of HIV-positive gay men.When a second...
Here's Yet Another Free Idea from the Computer Guy
Like most journalists, I occasionally flirt with the idea of getting out into the real world, not just observing it. Sometimes I want to join a political campaign or non-profit organization.Other times I'm just feeling greedy.The latter motivation bubbles...
Hiking-Biking Trail to Be Dedicated
Area hikers and bikers soon will have another public trail available to them. On Thursday the Corps of Engineers and Gateway Trailnet will dedicate a trail of about 1 1/2 miles leading from West Alton to the corps' Lincoln-Shields recreation area on...
Hong Kong Defies Beijing and Votes for Democracy
Hong Kong's vote for democracy - in Sept. 17's first free election in Hong Kong history - was a blow to Beijing and a rebuke to London, the capitals in charge of Hong Kong's future. The Chinese government was humiliated. It had exercised great pressure...
House Republicans to Take Aim at Workers' Comp Fraud
Rather than trying again for a sweeping overhaul of workers' compensation this fall, House Republicans are taking a piecemeal approach."I think we are taking it one step at a time, and the first step is definitely going to be fraud," said Mike Cys, a...
Housing Dilemma in East St. Louis
East St. Louis Mayor Gordon Bush has promised to do all he can to halt a proposed rent-subsidized housing development in the city's Edgemont neighborhood. The mayor's objections are surprising, given that his city certainly needs more housing for its...
How Much Cancer Pays for Pollution?
Do you agree with those among our elected federal representatives who support legislation that would result in higher cancer rates in the United States? Incidence rates are low for most cancers, in the range of less than 10 per 100,000 of the population....
How to Stay in Stock Mutual Funds with Less Fear
Getting nervous? So are many stock investors, which may explain why the Dow Jones industrial average seems to start every morning peering over a cliff and then changes its mind every afternoon.There's plenty of reason to be skittish.By traditional measures,...
Illinois Man Rescues Girl from Dog's Jaws Victim, 8, Had 200 Stitches
Daniel C. Seyler says he loves children and animals. Those two loves collided violently when he saw an Alaskan malamute attacking an 8-year-old girl outside his home in Troy, Ill.Seyler tackled the dog and, after a struggle, choked it to death.The girl,...
Israel, PLO Reach Pact on Pullout Accord Allows West Bank Self-Rule
Israel and the PLO reached agreement Sunday on expanding Palestinian rule in the West Bank.They will sign an agreement Thursday at the White House.n The agreement, the second phase of the 1993 Israel-Palestine Liberation Organization peace treaty, was...
Kramer's Big Passing Day Gives Bears Something to Pin Hopes On
Erik Kramer had the best regular-season game of his National Football League career Sunday against the Rams, completing 27 of 38 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns."He played perhaps the best he has played since he has been a Bear," Chicago head...
Law Targets Offenders Age 17, Parents' Restitution May Be Ordered to Victim in Municipal Court
Parents and their children who are 17 and who have inflicted physical harm to people or damage to property may be ordered to pay restitution up to $2,000 in Breckenridge Hills Municipal Court.The City Council approved the measure last week. City Attorney...
Legislators Favor Keeping Chief Illiniwek Bill's Sponsors Discount Protests of `Vocal Few': `If They Don't Feel Comfortable, That's Too Bad'
Lawmakers, ignoring American Indian charges of racism, plan over Gov. Jim Edgar's objections to push forward with a bill requiring the University of Illinois to keep Chief Illiniwek as an "honored symbol.""If they don't feel comfortable, that's too bad,"...
Linda Seabaugh:i Women Bikers Ride High for Good Cause
They call themselves J.U.G.G.S. (No snickering, please, says president and founder Linda Seabaugh.) Just Us Gals Gettin' Scooters is a motorcycle club made up of women from Missouri and Illinois. Their goal is to promote biking among women and to raise...
Lions Brace for an Invasion by 49er's `Machine'
Chris Spielman, the gritty Detroit linebacker, puts the sophisticated San Francisco offense into simple terms. He calls the 49ers "The Machine."If the Lions (0-3) have any hope of beating the 49ers (3-0) tonight at the Silverdome, they will have to keep...
Lock? Europe Throws Away Key with Upset Victory
The champagne flowed at 3:09 p.m. Sunday. So did the tears. European champagne. American tears.In a stunning final-day comeback, Europe won seven of 12 singles matches and halved another for the 14 1/2 points needed to take the Ryder Cup back across...
Long and Winding Road Beatles Record 2 New Songs at Old Studio
The Beatles are back with two new songs that capture their famous sound, thanks to a rebuilt Abbey Road studio - and some sewage pipes.Fifteen years after John Lennon was murdered, the three surviving Beatles returned recently to the famed Abbey Road...
Make-Ahead Pasta Is Ready and Waiting for Guests
MY MOTHER, now in her 80s, still enjoys cooking.She makes big pans of lasagna with fresh pasta, keeps the freezer stocked with roasted peppers for a last minute antipasto platter and always has neatly labeled containers of tomato sauce ready to thaw...
Making Waves Coast Guard Cook Is a Gourmet on the Go
JASON VANDERHADEN rolls through the supermarket like a flood crest rolls down the Missouri River.Into his carts at the Crestwood Schnucks go lettuce and leeks, collard greens and green beans, shiitake mushrooms, button mushrooms, portobellos.He carefully...
Martinez's Shot in 9th Boosts Mariners 9-8
Tino Martinez's second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning, gave the surging Seattle Mariners their sixth victory in a row as they beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Sunday.In a wild, back-and-forth game played before a crowd...
Martin Replaces Injured Agassi; U.S. Gains Finals
With a shirtless, bandaged Andre Agassi watching from courtside, Todd Martin stepped in to beat Sweden's Thomas Enqvist in straight sets Sunday to win the Davis Cup semifinal for the United States.Martin, who found out he would play only 90 minutes before...
Mental Centers Run by State Show Jump in Abuse, Neglect
Confirmed cases of staff abuse and neglect have increased 50 percent at the state's residential centers for the mentally ill and disabled even though the number of patients has dropped."The numbers are certainly startling," said Rep. Louis Lang, a House...
Metro Sports Report
BASEBALLFischer's of Florissant AA Midget II select baseball team is holding tryouts for the 1996 season. Participants cannot turn 14 before July 1, 1996. Call 921-2811 or 522-0393.Ozzie Smith's Sports Academy offers free clinics to high school baseball...
Missouri May Grapple with Public Financing of Campaigns
Having taxpayers pay for state political campaigns is never an easy sell. So citizens groups in Maine have come up with a novel approach.Their plan would finance campaigns for governor and the Legislature with $2 million carved from the administrative...
Monday Memo
Sometimes a person stumbles across the darnedest things on the news wires. . . .So it was last week when we discovered JEANNE PECK, of the DAILY PRESS in Newport News, Va., who writes a column called "The Cheap One" in which she details ways for folks...
More Random Thoughts on Medical Malpractice
Dear Ann Landers: You recently printed a response from Dr. James Todd of the American Medical Association in regard to medical malpractice.Perhaps Dr. Todd should read the AMA's own journal, which says the number of deaths by hospital-caused mistakes...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
SPIKE DYKES has gotten good at losing . . . weight.Since March, the Texas Tech football coach has shed 55 pounds through a regimen of exercise, fat-free foods and sheer willpower to eat less."It's really surprised me," Dykes said. "It's pretty easy."Dykes'...
Mysteries Unfold: Forensic Expert Helps Old Bones Tell a Life Story
Wearing a suit and tie and wire-rimmed glasses, the speaker could've been a business executive about to offer a dry presentation on profit margins.But the eight-foot image of a human skull projected on the screen behind him made it clear that Mark Johnsey's...
Nature Abhors a Vacuum - and So Do Mice
BUILD A BETTER mousetrap, it is said, and the world will beat a path to your door.Who, exactly, will be beating that path?As the builder of a better mousetrap - no, two better mousetraps - I can tell you who is beating that path to my door. The mice.As...
Neighbors Level Accusations over Apartment Conduct
Neighbors and residents of the Crocus Lane Apartment Complex confronted each other at the St. John City Council meeting last week amid accusations of negligence, noise and filth.The complex, federally subsidized (Section Eight) apartments in the 8700...
New Boundary Panel Selection of Interim Staff Sets off Dispute
The selection of interim staff by the St. Louis County Boundary Commission has touched off disagreements among its members about proper procedure for disclosing information.The personnel subcommittee selected an interim organization specialist and interim...
New Dock at Hospital Owes Existence to Teen with Arm Injury, Initiative
When he hurt his arm in a water skiing accident on Lake Saint Louis about a year ago, Bryce Johnson needed emergency medical attention."I thought my arm was broken," said Bryce, 16, who lives in Lake Saint Louis. He knew he had to go to St. Joseph Hospital...
New Farmer Taking Root Retiring Expert Gives Novice Chance to Sow Seeds of a New Future
EDITOR'S NOTE: John Dewey woke up one day in 1993 and saw his future: a newspaper story about a farm magazine trying to match retiring farmers with aspiring ones. One would-be farmer was Dan Hesterberg. Dewey contacted Hesterberg and two years later,...
New Recycling Program Will Handle Catalogs, Magazines
Clayton residents soon will be able to dispose of old catalogs and magazines, thanks to a new recycling program.BFI Waste Systems received a $14,400 grant from the St. Louis/Jefferson County Solid Waste Management District to launch the experimental...
No Deals, Say Gramm, Keyes in Talks Here
When it comes to political compromise, Republican presidential candidates Phil Gramm and Alan Keyes say count them out."We're not going to change America by cutting deals with those Democrats in Washington," Gramm said here Sunday to an enthusiastic...
Nomo Wins 12th; la Prepares for Rockies
Hideo Nomo won his 12th game and helped out with his hitting, and Mike Piazza homered as the Dodgers beat San Diego 6-2 Sunday in Los Angeles, setting up the NL's biggest series of the season.Los Angeles remained a half-game behind first-place Colorado...
Notebook
Taking Insulin Through Skin</P><P>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have shown that pulses of ultrasound can inject drugs like insulin through the skin. The finding may someday free diabetics from painful daily...
Obituaries
William R. Wall</P><P>William R. Wall, 67, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 1995) at St. Luke's Hospital in west St. Louis County.</P><P>Mr. Wall was a retired district manager at the National Cash Register Co. in St....
On the Kindness of Strangers . .
I RUSHED TO WORK Sunday morning to scrawl out a column. The radio, set to KMOX, was filled with angry talk. Harriett Woods was a special guest. It is her misfortune to be a liberal in a time when liberalism is widely reviled, and the callers were letting...
On the Line Mcdonnell and the Navy Are Counting on the Super Hornet
The future of McDonnell Douglas Corp. and U.S. naval aviation are literally riding into the 21st century on the wings of the Super Hornet.The new E and F versions of the F/A-18 will be McDonnell's largest fighter-bomber program in St. Louis, employing...
Pain from Gout Can Come Suddenly
Dear Dr. Donohue: Can you stand one more question on gout?My husband, 50, had an interesting spell with his ankle. Out of the blue, while sitting at a restaurant, he had a sharp pain in his ankle. I thought of gout, and he had been drinking a few beers....
People
A message from the heart: You can't hurry love."This is the heart of family values," DIANE SAWYER said after taping a town meeting in Southfield, Mich., meant to discourage teen-age sex.The program, "Kids Speak Out: Sex Can Wait," features honest talk...
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