St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from February 5, 1996

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46 Years Later, Mckendree Gets Its Football Fix
How times and economics do change in higher education.In 1950, McKendree College sacked its football program because it was a big money loser. This fall, after a 46-year break in the action, McKendree is teeing up the football again because it figures...
`60 Minutes' Puts Tobacco Industry Whistle-Blower on Air
CBS News' "60 Minutes" on Sunday finally broadcast its interview with tobacco industry whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand.Wigand, a former research chief for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., said in an interview taped in August that he began packing a pistol...
Abuse Victims Want Change Bill Would Extend 10-Year Limit
On a January night two years ago, Stephanie McHaney and some of her friends took stacks of fliers and fanned out in a parking lot outside Southeast Missouri State University's gymnasium in Cape Girardeau.While about 5,000 fans watched a basketball game...
Academy's Modified Plan for Expansion Assailed
A plan to expand Westminster Christian Academy at 10900 Ladue Road once again is being opposed by a group of nearby residents.The City Council rejected the plan last March. Shortly afterward, the school filed a lawsuit against Creve Coeur for denying...
Annexation Fight Focuses on Fear of Dump at Site
Property owners in the northwestern corner of St. Charles County and the southwestern corner of Lincoln County have organized to fight what they fear is a plan by Wentzville to annex about 500 acres along Big Creek.The property owners fear that an...
A PERILOUS JOURNEY TO STRANGE NEW LAND Series: Character Matters
IN A SENSE, An Pham's story is as old as America itself. It's the story of an immigrant who left his family and home, risking his life to arrive penniless on these shores in search of freedom and a future.A cliche? Maybe, but it illustrates what many...
Attack Coach Ambushes Players after 23-5 Loss
Zoran Savic slammed the Kansas City Attack's dressing room door at Kiel Center on Saturday night after a 23-5 loss to the Ambush.The Attack coach isn't used to losing this season. His team won 18 consecutive games before losing to Cleveland on Tuesday.Savic...
Attorney Identifies Skills Needed for Better Negotiating
Negotiating a better salary, a new contract or even a lower price per plate for your daughter's wedding reception can be a tricky task.Not many events prepare you for going head to head with someone over money, and many would rather walk across hot coals...
Audrey Meadows Dies; Was `Alice Kramden' Played Unflappable Wife on `Honeymooners'
Audrey Meadows, who in the role of Alice Kramden in the 1950s comedy "The Honeymooners" played Jackie Gleason's quick-tongued, no-nonsense wife, died of lung cancer Saturday.She died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to...
Bakers Share Secrets for Crusty Baguettes
RECENTLY, I started acting on a New Year's resolution that I made three years ago: to bake bread.I tried baguettes. I figured if I was going to go to the trouble of making bread, I wanted to end up with something serious bread eaters would crave. Baguettes,...
Barter Can Help Your Business Hang onto Needed Cash
As anyone in business will tell you, cash is king, and the more of it you keep in your pocket while using something else to get what you need, the better.Barter can help you do that, if you use it carefully. But abuse it, and it can be as dangerous...
Batterers Anonymous Formed to Help Men Who Abuse Women
A Batterers Anonymous group has scheduled its first meeting for 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at the New Hope Chapel, 3010 B Highway 94, St. Charles.The group, which will meet every Tuesday, is open to men only.Ron, the founder of the St. Charles group, asked that...
Ben Davenport: For This Retiree, Taps Doesn't Mean the End, but a Beginning
For Ben Davenport, even smelling the roses must involve action.The 67-year-old retired Air Force flight engineer has a host of physically and artistically challenging hobbies that include baby-sitting his grandsons, bike riding and piano and tap-dancing...
Bill Aims to Get Projects Done by Limiting Permit
O'Fallon aldermen are considering a bill that would force developers to complete approved projects in nine months or lose their building permits. Should the permits expire, builders would have to reapply and pay required fees all over again.Mayor...
Bitter Temperatures Wearing Thin Even Hell (Michigan) Froze Over
Temperatures more than 50 degrees below zero are starting to take a toll on the little northeastern Minnesota town of Embarrass."Yesterday I couldn't stand it any longer," said resident Adrienne Fowler. "We had to go to town and buy some groceries....
Blues Have Little Offensive Punch, but Can They Hit!
At last! The Blues might have discovered a positive team quality to build on.They are rugged. Legitimate, gonna-open-your-nose-faucet rugged. In a gruesome Fox network matinee with the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday - where were the pay-per-view goremongers...
Board Weighs $4.9 Million Air Conditioning Purchase
Members of the Ritenour School Board will decide this month whether to spend $4.9 million to air-condition the district's classrooms.The money would come from the sale of bonds approved by voters in April 1994. Some board members are concerned that if...
Breathe Easy New School Will Bring an Air of Freshness to Locker Rooms with Modern Ventilation System
Athletes at Northwest High School will be able to say good-bye to the sweaty, stale air and cramped conditions in their locker rooms.In 1997 students will be in the new $19.3 million high school with spacious, sweeter-smelling locker rooms equipped with...
Briefs
WORLD PARAGUAY 22 Killed As Plane Catches Fire, CrashesA Colombian cargo plane caught fire in the air shortly after takeoff Sunday in Asuncion, Paraguay, killing at least 22 people when it crashed into houses in a suburban neighborhood, the government...
Briefs
WORLD PARAGUAY 23 Killed As Plane Catches Fire, CrashesA Colombian cargo plane caught fire in the air shortly after taking off Sunday in Asuncion, Paraguay, killing at least 23 people when it crashed into houses in a suburban neighborhood, the government...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGSDick Jones and Fred Vollmer have opened Dick Jones Ford Inc., a new dealership in Warrenton. Address: 1029 Armory Road, Warrenton, Mo. 63383. Phone: (314) 456-4305; St. Louis number: (314) 928-3578.Jamie Field, former assistant director of alumni...
Chairside Chats for Kids' Dental Health Month
In honor of National Children's Dental Health Month, today's column is devoted to children's dentistry. We hope you and your family will benefit from reading and discussing these items. Only through increased communication will the fear of a dental...
Chinese Soldiers, Medics Pour into Quake Area to Help Injured
Medics and soldiers rushed into scenic Lijiang in southwestern China on Sunday to help survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 231 people and injured nearly 14,000.The floors of two local hospitals were filled with injured people, the Xinhua...
Clash over Mobile Homes in Court, after 10 Years
Nearly a decade ago, residents of Byrnes Mill incorporated their city to keep out mobile homes. That led to a court fight between the city and one developer - and the battle is still being waged.Last week, a trial began in Hillsboro on a suit filed...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
CB Commercial Real Estate Group Inc. represented parties in these leases:12,260 square feet of service center space at 1880 Craigshire Road in Maryland Heights to Gateway Community Blood Program from Boatmen's Trust Co.12,997 square feet of office...
Computer Virus Sets Sights on Windows 95, Experts Say
Software saboteurs have created the first computer virus specifically targeted at Microsoft's Windows 95 program, British researchers said Sunday.The virus can corrupt programs so that they no longer function, and then it can spread to other users'...
Congress to Consider Speeding Fda's Work - Bill Would Also Cut Costs for Drug Manufacturers
JOSEPH O'BRIEN was prescribed a device that might postpone his hip replacement by pulsing electricity into his diseased joint. But he had to buy the treatment in Canada because it is outlawed in this country.Prompted by critics who say the Food and...
Convicted Murderer Maintains Innocence after Serving 15 Years, He May Get New Trial in Killing of Three
Today marks 15 years in custody for Lee Otis Griffin, arrested Feb. 5, 1981, for a triple murder earlier that day that he has always insisted he did not commit.Throughout that decade and a half, Griffin has held to an unflagging optimism that he would...
Costly and Wasteful Farm Subsidies Should Be Plowed Under
Our federal farm programs outlived Soviet communism, but if the Berlin Wall can come down, anything is possible. Washington has operated a command-and-control system of agriculture since the Great Depression. But congressional Republicans are making...
Councilman Charges Politics Lead Funding for Project Lemay but Kersting Argues Spending Was Overdue
St. Louis County would not have spent more than $147,000 on Project Lemay last year if it were not in the district likely to decide whether Democrats or Republicans control the council next year, said County Councilman Mark Brodsky, R-3rd District.Council...
Credit Nightmare Unfolds in Investigation of Loan Never Signed, Never Used
I LOOKED AT A copy of my credit reports a while back, which experts say is a pretty good idea for everyone to do occasionally. Name another dossier that has such potential impact on your life but which you have probably never examined for accuracy.Anyhow,...
Dale Earnhardt Pushes Pedal to the Metal for Busch
Busch and Busch Light, the Official Beers of NASCAR, have teamed up with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing to offer a limited-edition can series that salutes four of the circuit's most famous tracks: Daytona, Talladega, Watkins Glen...
Designer Duds Worn Twice? a Deal
NANCY BERMAN'S expert eye immediately zeroes in on the DKNY velour casual jacket marked at $46."Look at that," says Philadelphia's First Lady of Thrift. "That would sell new for $250 or $300."A couple of minutes later it's gone, snapped up by a style-conscious...
Dole Says Age Is Asset in Race against Clinton America Needs Someone of `My Generation,' Gop Leader Suggests
Playing the age card for the first time, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole said Sunday that the nation under President Bill Clinton had gone downhill and needed someone from his generation to right its course.Dole, R-Kan., all but ignored his GOP rivals...
Dramatic Declines in Rates of Crime Rate True Applause
Though crime rates have dropped in areas throughout St. Louis County and the nation, police in Black Jack call their town a true success story.Reported crime there dropped by 29.5 percent in 1995. There were no murders, rapes or arsons, and reported...
Edison Execs Cash out after Bankrupcty
Five current and former executives of Edison Brothers Stores Inc. sold almost 127,900 shares for as little as $2 each in a sign that the retailer isn't expected to emerge from bankruptcy anytime soon.The executives sold shares a month after the St. Louis-based...
Electrician Has Neon Revelation
Dennis Brownfield thinks of himself as an outlaw in the Old West sense: A rebel; someone who ventures into the unknown, unafraid of paths not tread before.When he launched a new career, no other word could sum up how he feels. Hence, Outlaw Neon came...
Family Remembers Soldier Killed in Bosnia
The television in the dimly lit room carried repeated reports Sunday of the death of Sgt. 1st Class Donald A. Dugan, the first American soldier to be killed on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia.His first wife, Betty Dugan, sitting on a couch in the family...
Forbes Boomlet a Two-Week Fad
When Anonymous writes his or her novel about the 1996 Dole campaign, the first dramatic chapter will be the fortnight that three forces converge to enliven what would otherwise be "Primary Colorless":The first force is the Pundit-Pollster- Strategist...
For Valentine's Day, Give Your True Love Thissalad of Hearts
HE: Happy Valentine's Day!SHE: I guess you're going to take me out for some fabulously expensive dinner and give me roses, jewels and champagne. Then jet me off to Majorca or the Caribbean for dessert.HE: Doesn't that get old, year after year?SHE: I'd...
Golf Benefit Ok'd over Lone Protest Board President Objects to Agreement with Bluffs
Over the objections of the president of the Francis Howell School Board, the board voted Thursday to authorize the superintendent to enter into an agreement with Missouri Bluffs Golf Inc. to hold a golf tournament to benefit the district.The corporation...
Good Advice from County Housing Panel
An advisory council has given members of the St. Louis County Council plenty of good reasons not to scrap a worthy program of scattered-site housing that makes it easier for moderate-income families to own homes. Under the program, the County Housing...
Good Cooks Attend to Fruits of Winter
REMEMBERING the fruit of spring and summer, I recall an image from lower Manhattan: fruit, looking like sections of an orchestra, stacked in open-air stands lining First Avenue. Berries, followed by cherries, followed by apricots, peaches and nectarines.Then...
Governor Favors Tel-Link - Program Provides Referrals for Care
WHEN THE PHONE rings in Peggy Henderson's tiny cubicle at the Missouri Department of Health, there is a good chance it is a call for help - sometimes a cry of desperation from a pregnant woman with no place to turn."We are here to provide information....
Governors Try Compromise to Break Budget Deadlock
The nation's governors are moving toward a compromise plan on welfare and Medicaid that meets the White House's demand that the poor be guaranteed eligibility, several governors said Sunday."If the governors could bring this together, I think we'd...
Health Notes
Cold-Weather Shoe CareFor most people, shoes are not a minor expense in the family budget anymore.The Athlete's Foot WearTest Center in Naperville, Ill., has some practical tips for helping your shoes last through the winter.Treat your shoes with an...
Helping You Sales People Avoid Harassment on the Job
Why do you wear a jacket over your blouse?" one buyer asked Leslie Fine when she was selling telecommunications equipment."Why can't we ever talk about this over dinner and drinks?" another said."When it happened it was really disturbing," said Fine,...
How to Get Your Boss to Make the Right Decision
If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. Thomas Fuller - 17-century clergyman - OK, you've been wanting to get your career reinvigorated. So you've probably read the books about tough guys like Attila the Hun. And, if...
ILLINI WOMEN GUN FOR BIG TIME `CADILLAC' GIVES DRIVE TO HER TEAM Series: Women's College Basketball Coaches First in A Series
"Motivation is like a bath. You need one every day."- Theresa Grentz, University of Illinois women's basketball coach.By Lorraine Kee Of the Post-Dispatch Staff CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The rr game was a tantalizingly sweet snippet of the possibilities of...
Indian Events Planned
A lecture, storytelling, Indian dancing and a new exhibit are among the features during February at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site near Collinsville.Stories, myths and legends of the Delaware Indians will be discussed by Don Secondine at 1 p.m. Sunday....
Insurance Firm Finds Home at University Park
GeneraLife Insurance Co. built its new headquarters at the University Park business park because of access to the high-tech facilities and technological experts at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.So says Michael E. Conley, the insurance...
Interleague Play: Too Much Team Work
If the Super Bowl arrives and passes in a whirlwind of hype, can baseball be far behind?No, thank God - although baseball has recently basked in its own hype. Throughout the land, Americans of all stripe are singing hosannas over the prospect of interleague...
Investing in Forgiving Will Pay Big Dividends
Dear Readers: This week is International Forgiveness Week. In years past, I have cited a portion of the lovely poem by George Roemisch, which is appropriately titled "Forgiveness":"Forgiveness is the fragrance of the violet which still clings fast...
Israel Finds Its Niche as a High-Tech Player in International Trade
Twenty-five years ago, thorny bushes covered the lot on the outskirts of this port city. Today, gleaming office towers housing Intel, IBM and Microsoft rise from the Mediterranean sand.The Haifa research and development park illustrates Israel's tra...
Jackie Zeman Longed for a Character Change
JACKIE ZEMAN, who plays Bobbie Jones on "General Hospital," is looking forward to smiling again.After two years of mourning the death of Bobbie's stepdaughter, B.J., Zeman believes it is time that her character rejoined the living."That tragedy changed...
Journey of Faith Mormons Commemorate Exodus
Crunchy snow and a record low of minus 26 lent an air of icy authenticity to an outdoor observance Saturday of the 150th anniversary of the Mormon exodus from Illinois that began Feb. 4, 1846.Facing into the wind, more than 600 of today's Mormons got...
Kansas Tops K-State to Go 6-0
Kansas State came a lot closer to beating Kansas this time, but the Wildcats still came up short in Sunday's only Big Eight Conference game.Raef LaFrentz scored 24 points and Paul Pierce had 12 of his 14 points in the second half as No. 3 Kansas held...
Keenan Shopping at GM Talks
Blues general manager Mike Keenan left Sunday afternoon for the National Hockey League's GM meetings in Tucson, Ariz., with an open mind. He said the meetings will be a springboard to deals before the trading deadline March 20."We'll certainly be...
Keenan Shopping for a Defenseman
Blues general manager Mike Keenan left Sunday afternoon for the National Hockey League's GM meetings in Tucson, Ariz., with an open mind. He said the meetings will be a springboard to deals before the trading deadline March 20."We'll certainly be...
Lame Duck Budget Clinton's 1997 Plan Is Futile during Impasse
WHEN PRESIDENT CLINTON'S budget for 1997 - at least a skeleton version of it - is formally unveiled today the country may wonder, "Why did he bother?"While it's not unusual for a president's proposed spending plan to be declared dead on arrival when...
Land-Use Plan Studied in Light of Maintenance
Development, past and future, has Wildwood officials looking at the cost of maintaining roads, bridges and sewers as they consider a plan for using the land.A collapsed retaining wall on Valley Road temporarily closed the road and prompted Councilman...
Legislators Aim to Change Illinois Fund-Raising Laws
Lawmakers' fund raising would be tethered by new restrictions under several campaign-finance bills pending in the General Assembly.The proposals come at a time when House Speaker Lee Daniels, R-Elmhurst, says he's open to rewriting the state's campaign-finance...
Levee Holds Promise of Protection for City with Flooding History
Roger Daegele, Valley Park's superintendent of streets, pointed to an old concrete foundation - the only thing left of a house that used to overlook the Meramec River."This house washed right off its foundation. It was lying in the middle of the road,"...
Looking at Foreign Funds: Is This the Year of the Tiger?
If you kept your investments close to home, you probably made money in 1995. The U.S. market rallied to a 37.5 percent gain, and the average domestic stock fund returned 31.2 percent, according to Morningstar Inc.Overseas investors weren't as fortunate.International...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Lucky Statistic Carbon Monoxide Buildup Discovered in Time for Woman, Daughter to Get out of the House: `Another Hour . . .'
When Janice Anderson of St. Charles woke up Friday morning, she didn't realize how close she was to inclusion in the Consumer Product Safety Commission's warning that at least 250 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning each year.Anderson wasn't aware...
Martin Rings Up 36 for Mizzou
Erika Martin scored a career-high 36 points in leading Missouri to an 86-66 victory over Kansas in a Big Eight Conference women's basketball game Sunday in Columbia, Mo.Mizzou improved to 13-8 and 4-5 in the Big Eight. Kansas fell to 12-8, 5-3.MU coach...
Medicare Trust Fund Shows Loss Decline in Balance Comes Earlier Than Government Officials Predicted
Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund lost money last year for the first time since 1972, government figures show. The data suggest that Medicare's financial condition is worse than assumed by either Congress or the White House.In a report to Congress...
Meels for Wheels Woman Cooks Up a Book to Help Equip an Ailing Friend's Van
SOME COOKS dream for years of writing a cookbook and never do. Pam Patten didn't have time to dream about it. She just did it. Almost overnight. With a little help from a lot of friends.Because she - and those friends who helped - wanted to help a...
Metrolink Plan Would Bring Area into Loop, Official Says
St. Louis County Councilwoman Deborah Kersting of South County, D-6th District, says last week's South County Transportation Forum had information for those who did not think their area was included in improvement plans."We get left out regarding the...
Monday Memo
Perhaps it's because we don't smoke haven't since we were caught by DAD as a 17-year-old EXPLORER SCOUT. He had himself kicked the habit and was determined to kick our behind if we picked up something he had struggled to drop.It was the end of a mediocre...
Monday's Child
Hundreds of children in Missouri and Illinois need adoptive homes. Through 1996, the Post-Dispatch plans to feature waiting children every Monday. LaMount is the featured child this week.LaMount began life 3 1/2 months prematurely and spent his first...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The relationship between coaches and writers can be a tenuous one. In Morgantown, W. Va., that relationship may have reached new depths.GALE CATLETT, West Virginia basketball coach, and BOB PASTIN, sports editor of The Dominion Post, are not speaking...
Moscow Is Most-Expensive City for Business Travelers
Bowls of fruit and samples of shampoo are the usual gifts in hotel rooms for business travelers. But not in Tbilisi, Ga., where the $264-a-night Metechi Palace Hotel provides a free candle for guests, as electricity in the evenings is rare.Power supplies...
Mutual Admiration Society Eckersley Remains Loyal to Cardinals Manager la Russa
When Tony La Russa was fired as White Sox manager, several of his players were visibly shaken. Ron Kittle, Harold Baines, Richard Dotson and Greg Walker, among others, were apprehensive, uncertain they could play for anyone else.The La Russa firing...
Nails Can Help Nail Down Illness
Dear Dr. Donohue: Long ago, I picked up some information on nails and how you can detect diseases by looking at nails. I'm now having vertical ridges the entire length of mine. They are also splitting at the tips. Can you offer advice on this? The...
NATO Patrols Sarajevo Suburbs; Serbs Remain despite Protests
NATO boosted its patrols in Sarajevo's suburbs Sunday, in part to soothe the government's anger at the continued presence of Serb police officers in neighborhoods now under its control.The warring parties largely met a deadline Saturday to pull out...
NATO Patrols Sarajevo Suburbs Serb Troops Remain despite Protests of Muslim-Led Government
NATO boosted its patrols in Sarajevo's suburbs Sunday, in part to soothe the government's anger at the continued presence of Serb police officers in neighborhoods now under its control.The warring parties largely met a deadline Saturday to pull out...
Newcomers Help Ambush Rip Kc
Last year's National Professional Soccer League champion apparently isn't ready to concede yet.Sparked by some new talent on defense, the Ambush got up off the turf and KO'd Kansas City 23-5 on Saturday night at Kiel Center. A crowd of 12,015, eighth...
New Products Help Improve Life on Road
From the growing list of new products that make it easier for business travelers to work on the road:CELL PHONE RENTALSThe Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston-Cambridge is pioneering a new service that will allow guests to rent cellular telephones and have the...
Nfc Holds off Afc in Pro Bowl
Jim Harbaugh of the Indianapolis Colts overthrew his receiver in the end zone in the closing seconds, and the NFC held off the AFC twice in the final two minutes Sunday for a 20-13 victory in the Pro Bowl.Washington's Ken Harvey returned an interception...
No Annexation Changes Likely to Close Small Pockets in City
St. Charles officials say they have a problem with isolated pockets of unincorporated neighborhoods within city borders, neighborhoods they would like to be able to annex easily.Officials also acknowledge that those neighborhoods - 72 in all, totaling...
No Dumbing Down of Education Standards, Official Says: `We're Raising Thinking Level'
A state official rebuffs claims by conservative critics that new Missouri education standards focus too much on values and too little on the basics.Orlo Shroyer, an assistant education commissioner, said, "We've been charged that we're dumbing down...
No Joking: New Program Seeks Good Jobs, Workers
It sounds like the beginning of an elaborate joke:What do you get when you take an employer, two union reps, three social workers and two government bureaucrats to lunch?But in this case, the answer is not a punch line. It's the beginning of an eight-year...
Obituaries
Alfred L. HensleyAlfred L. Hensley, 66, of St. Charles, died Thursday (Feb. 1, 1996) at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.Mr. Hensley had worked at an aluminum company in St. Charles.The funeral was to be at 1 p.m. Monday at Baue Funeral Home,...
Officials Offer Voters Chance for a `Trade' Sales Tax Approval Would Yield 23% Drop in Property-Tax Rate
University City officials are promising voters a 23-percent reduction in their property-tax rate if they approve a sales tax for capital improvements on April 2.Revenue from the tax of one-half of 1 percent could be used for capital items and maintenance....
Official Views Sought on What to Do with Traffic on Patsy Drive
Officials in Green Park want to hear from the police, fire and highway departments before making a decision on keeping Patsy Drive open or restricting traffic on the street as some residents have proposed.Green Park also is applying for state money for...
O'neal Spoils Spurs' Strategy
While San Antonio's strategy was sound, Shaquille O'Neal's will was much stronger. Orlando's All-Star center was determined not to cost his team another game - as well as the Magic's impressive home winning streak - from the foul line Sunday.O'Neal made...
Pentagon Saving Money by Buying Commercial Products
Although the Pentagon has yet to swap its celebrated $700 toilet seat for a generic version from Sears, streamlined procurement policies are making such parts cheaper.The push to replace complex military specifications with simpler commercial ones...
People
Not Just Friends: After months of anticipation, "Friends" Rachel and Ross are going to become much more. The actors, JENNIFER ANISTON and DAVID SCHWIMMER, say they will consummate their relationship on an upcoming episode.Schwimmer told TV Guide in...
Perot Says Forbes Plan Ought to Be Studied Says Blind Faith in Flat Tax Is like `Bungee-Jump without a Cord'
Ross Perot cautioned voters on Sunday to decide whether GOP presidential hopeful Steve Forbes' flat-tax proposal would make the federal deficit jump.And supporters of Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., raised new concerns about the wealthy publisher's...
Piasa Legend Is Pure Fiction
The Piasa Bird, that fabled denizen of the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River near Alton, is scheduled to make an eagerly awaited comeback. The three-ton steel sculpture of the winged demon, which was removed last year from its old location on...
Plan for New Center Draws Mixed Reviews Residents Worry about What Comes Next
As plans for a new entertainment center get under way in Bridgeton, residents in the Spanish Village Subdivision nearby have mixed emotions about the development.The City Council approved zoning changes in December that will allow the family entertainment...
Pretty Kitties Cats Show off for Mississippi Belle Feline Fanciers
The 7-month-old kitten, a furry butterscotch-over-vanilla blend, already had racked up large, important-looking ribbons attached to purple and pink rosettes. He preened for the judge in the final event Sunday at the annual Mississippi Belle Feline...
QUICK ACTION TO AVERT POSSIBLE TRAGEDY Series: Character Matters
`NO big deal."Ask Laura Wallace, 17, a junior at Pattonville High School, to define the word courage, and she'll give you an immediate response: "It's when a person is brave or goes out of the way to help someone else."But ask Wallace to describe what...
Quotable Business Quotes
A look back at some of the notable quotes from the week:"I'm not boasting but I think I'm the greatest lawyer in the world."- Willie Garry, a Mississippi lawyer, who won a $500 million verdict against funeral home company Loewen Group Inc. in a lawsuit...
Ralston Strikes Terror
It might have been Steve Ralston's last goal for the Ambush. If it was, it'll be one that he'll be proud to frame in his memory.Ralston's goal midway through the fourth quarter Sunday night helped the Ambush turn back the Tampa Bay Terror 23-16 in a...
Rape Victim Has Difficulty Recovering
Dear Open Mind: The wife of a very good friend of mine was raped about eight months ago. It was a very humiliating experience and one that she doesn't seem able to get past. She is seeing a mental health professional who has her on prescription drugs....
Rare Nugget: Bulls Lose
Not even Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls could escape from this one.But the NBA's mightiest team - down by 31 points in the second quarter - came tantalizingly close.Not close enough, however, to prevent a 105-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday...
Readers' Recipe Exchange
ST. LOUISANS love sauerkraut and ribs, be they boiled or baked.Harold M. Weber requested a recipe for the hearty combo. These readers obliged: Dorothy Jennewein and Charlene Earlywine, St. Louis; Betty Aubuchon, Dittmer; Virginia Horrell, High Ridge;...
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