St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 11, 1994

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152 Passengers Remain Calm, Barely Escape after Jet Crash
The crew of the Korean Air jet shouted: "Don't panic! Don't panic!"They didn't.All 152 passengers lined up and jumped out of an escape chute, one by one - two minutes before the plane exploded into flames."It's amazing that we all escaped alive," says...
4 Killed, 3 Hurt in I-70 Collision
Four people were killed Wednesday morning when a car driven by a man from Gainesville, Fla., crossed the grassy median of Interstate 70 near Wright City and was struck broadside by a car carrying family members from St. Louis and Fulton, Mo., police...
AARP Chooses Sides on Health Democrats Welcome Group and Its Muscle
In a major boost to Democrats, the American Association of Retired Persons has thrown the political clout of its 33 million members behind the health care bills of the House and Senate leadership."If either bill is defeated, health care reform will be...
Abusive Men Get 6 Months - in Class `When You Think That You're Controlling Other People, You're . . . Losing Control'
In St. Clair County, a man who smacks his wife or girlfriend and ends up in court is likely to find himself enrolled - like it or not - in a six-month course called Men Ending Domestic Violence.The course's 26 group counseling sessions are furnished...
Action on Riverfest Bill Put Off
After much discussion, the St. Charles City Council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to hold over a bill that would make the Fourth of July Riverfest a one-day event, instead of the usual two or three days. Members of the council will meet with the Jaycees, who...
A Holy Rite or Brutal Torture?
I was very happy; I thought it would be fun. The day before, I had my hands and feet dyed with henna. . . . It was like a party. The next morning, the local midwife arrived with another woman. They told me to lie on the floor. They twisted my arms so...
Amid Disabilities, an Amazing Precocity
REACH FOR THE MOON By Samantha Abeel Watercolors by Charles R. Murphy 48 pages, Pfeifer-Hamilton, $17.95, all ages</P><P>IMAGINE a 13-year-old, totally confused by numbers, unable to tell time or count money, and panicked by the thought...
Another Caribbean Crisis Brewing
Just when the Clinton administration seems to have the Haitian refugee crisis under control, another refugee crisis looms on the horizon.Cuban leader Fidel Castro, angry about what he perceives as U.S. encouragement of Cuban emigration, has vowed to...
Another World Record for Local Trio
Ho-hum, just another world record on the books for three St. Louis women.Bowling in the St. Louis Scratch Trio League on July 21 at Western Bowl, the team of Debbie Palguta, Chris Spink and Lynn Danielson rolled a three-game series of 2,126. That broke...
Ar-15 Raffle Raising More Than Funds
IN HIS RACE for the Senate, C. Ronald Franks of Maryland's Eastern Shore has come up with a novel fund-raiser:An assault rifle raffle.A $5 raffle ticket buys a chance for a Colt AR-15. That's the civilian version of the M-16 carried by infantrymen. In...
Area BBB Chief Rips New Jersey Chapter's Advertising
The president of the St. Louis Better Business Bureau has strongly criticized the bureau's northern New Jersey chapter for raising funds by mailing out paid advertising fliers from private companies."We are adamantly opposed to such activity," said James...
A School Burns in Alabama
No one can yet be sure who struck the match that torched Randolph County High School in Wedowee, Ala., Saturday. Whites blame blacks, and blacks blame whites. But everyone should know who is to blame. The culprit is hate.The passions that finally ignited...
Astros Win but Lose Bagwell to Hand Injury
Jeff Bagwell suffered a broken bone in his left hand, but Steve Finley homered and Darryl Kile (9-6) pitched six strong innings, leading the Houston Astros over the San Diego Padres 3-1 Wednesday night.Bagwell, the major-league RBI leader, was removed...
At&t Has Cheaters' Number Targets Charges on `800' Calls
A week after federal regulators proposed a crackdown on companies that misleadingly charge for services on toll-free 800 calls, AT&T Corp. said Wednesday it had started seizing the phone numbers of wrongdoers.The action appears to be the most severe...
Auto Dealer Amends Plans for Expansion
After nearly six months of negotiations, the owners of Southtown Dodge and most residents who live near the dealership on South Lindbergh Boulevard near Union Road have agreed on the scope of the expansion planned for the site.At a recent meeting of...
Auto Dealer: Compost Plant Causing a Stink
Greg Cromer says his business stinks. He says Cromer Motors, 68 South Highway 141 in Peerless Park, is suffering because of odors from a nearby composting facility.He says odors from St. Louis Composting have come his way for the past two years, driving...
Available Drug Shows Promise on Hot Flashes
A drug now on the market substantially relieves hot flashes caused by menopause, or by prostate or breast cancer treatments.In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors found that the drug, Megace, reduced the severity and...
Back-to-School Picnic, Parade Set Saturday
Ready, kids?It's time again for the Annual Back-To-School Picnic and Parade in East St. Louis.The parade will begin assembling at 8 a.m. in the Loisel Village Shopping Center on Saturday and depart at 8:30 a.m. The picnic will begin at 10 a.m. at Lincoln...
Baseball Season about to Open with Much Anticipation
If spring training were approaching, we would be reading lots of previews and profiles. If the regular season were coming up, we would be reading lots of previews and profiles. And if the postseason were about to begin, we would be reading lots of ....
Baseball Talks Break off, Last Games Today
Baseball players and owners broke off talks Wednesday, moving the sport to the brink of its eighth work stoppage since 1972.After a 2 1/2-hour bargaining session, neither side saw any hope to stop the walkout, set to begin after today's games. Donald...
Bell Company Considers Move from Maryville
Southwestern Bell Corp. may be getting ready to move its high-tech research group from west St. Louis County.The company, SBC Technology Resources Inc., has given Baur Properties notice that it is considering a move from Maryville Centre after six years...
Big Red Rising like Phoenix? Buddy, It Hurts
Buddy Ryan's hope is turning into our worst nightmare.As you probably noticed, Ryan is bringing the Arizona Cardinals to life. One of life's reassuring certainties - that Bill Bidwill's football team always will stink - is going poof.Mr. Bill's Dog is...
Blame Us Fans Should Remember: Baseball Is about Revenue, Not Romance
Cincinnati pitcher Jose Rijo isn't sure quite how many cars he owns. He's certain of one thing, though: It's more than a dozen.Yankees outfielder Danny Tartabull has a collection of expensive bracelets. His favorite one is worth more than $20,000. He...
Books on Tape
"THE KILLER ANGELS" A Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel by Michael Shaara (12 hours, 41 minutes, unabridged, Cathedral Audio Books, $49.95)</P><P>All one has to remember is a Christmas gift from a maiden aunt to know that terrific...
Boys' Night out Causes Quite a Stir Children Spent Time on Buses, Union Station
When Evelyn Griffin's grandchildren returned home after spending the night haunting Union Station and riding around on buses and MetroLink, she did what seemed like the right thing to do.She made them take baths.Then she fed them. And fed them. And fed...
Briefs
ILLINOIS HARTFORD State EPA Studying Consequences Of Gas Spill</P><P>The Clark Refinery in Hartford quickly controlled an 84,000-gallon gasoline spill, but specialist Tom Powell of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said...
Briefs
MISSOURI ST. LOUIS British Youth Gets Measles During Visit</P><P>A 14-year-old youth from Great Britain developed measles only one day after arriving for a visit in St. Louis on July 30, health officials said Wednesday.</P><P>While...
Briefs
ARKANSAS President Asks Judge To Void Harassment Suit</P><P>President Bill Clinton asked a federal judge on Wednesday to dismiss a former Arkansas state employee's sexual harassment suit against him on the ground of presidential immunity.</P><P>The...
Brown Wins Giants' QB Derby; Mcmahon May Start for Cards
New York Giants coach Dan Reeves announced Wednesday that Dave Brown had won the regular-season starting job over fellow third-year player Kent Graham.Brown will replace Phil Simms, the 1986 Super Bowl's most valuable player who spent 14 years with the...
Brown Wins Giants' QB Job; Ailing Broncos Move Atwater
New York Giants coach Dan Reeves announced Wednesday that Dave Brown had won the regular-season starting job over fellow third-year player Kent Graham.Brown will replace Phil Simms, the 1986 Super Bowl's most valuable player who spent 14 years with the...
Burden on Owners to Cut Salary Costs
If there's anything that best describes the absurdity of the baseball strike, it was Financial Magazine's suggestion that five cities unable to compete on a major-league level are Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle and Kansas City!When a city...
Businessman Keeping His River Options Afloat Enraged City Officials Call Warmann's Barge `a Sham'
Question: What's 100 feet long, topped with a plastic tent and decorated with a bright blue portable toilet?Answer: "One of the finest new additions to the St. Louis business community."So says a highly sarcastic Larry Bushong, director of the city's...
Cardinals Clobber Marlins Smith Gets Hit No. 99 in 12-4 Blowout Victory
Ozzie Smith forever has thrived on challenges, either real or artificial.The one facing the veteran Cardinals shortstop now is a bit of a stretch. But if the baseball season would end tonight, pending the resolution of an expected players strike, perennial...
Cards May Have to Find Their Own Way Home
After a 12-4 win over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday night, the Cardinals found themselves in a tie for third place in the standings and in limbo otherwise.After tonight's final game of their 11-game trip, the Cardinals might be returning on a charter...
Cards Waste Good Effort by Watson Carr Home Run in 9th Gives Marlins 5-3 Win
The Cardinals may have found the solution to Allen Watson's problems Tuesday night: Make him pitch a day ahead of his scheduled start and don't give him a substantial lead.Watson, who had squandered leads of 11 runs and five runs in two of his last four...
Checkered Past Convictions for Prostitution Don't Slow Down Politician
Petrona Lashley says the disclosure of her convictions for prostitution and deception will not stop her from becoming Liverpool's next lord mayor.The Liverpool Echo, a newspaper, reported Tuesday that Lashley, Liverpool's deputy lord mayor, was convicted...
Chief Attraction in Tokyo or River Falls, Fans Still See Star in Montana
You can no longer get a Montana Burger here.There have been no reports of youngsters crawling out from under Joe Montana's parked car.No recent sightings of Miss Rivers Falls and her court at the practice field, either.And on a cool, rainy October-like...
Cia, Pentagon Defend Actions on New Spy Building
The CIA and the Pentagon insisted Wednesday that they had fully told Congress of the construction of a new $310 million headquarters for the agency that operates the government's spy satellites.The agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, presented...
City Garden Nipped in the Bud
MARTHA RILEY came home to a surprise. Someone had mowed her yard in Benton Park East.This might make you happy, but not Martha. She doesn't have a lawn."I have a woodland garden, asparagus beds, berries and vegetables."As least, she used to. Martha says...
Come One, Come All! Fair to Offer Livestock, Food, Rides - and New Eye on Bottom Line
The 1994 Illinois State Fair opens Friday, once again revving up to serve as amusement park, livestock center, eat-all-you-want smorgasbord, and mecca for shopaholics, harness-racing fans and vote-hunters alike.But this year - the fair's 100th at its...
Comfort Class
EVERY DAY is casual day on campuses this year.From hip-hop funk to '70s chic to the homey style of farmers' bib overalls, new clothes for back-to-school are definitely dressed down and streetwise.And, just as importantly, they're about as comfortable...
Comfort Clothes: Simple Styles That Kids (and Dads) Can Match
RICK PROCTOR, a South County father of four, jokingly suggested three years ago to his wife and her sister that someone should start a line of clothes for toddlers simple enough for a father to dress them.Lisa Proctor and her sister, Michelle Esswein,...
Convention's Point of Contention: Is TV Teaching Violence? Corrections Professionals Far from Unanimous
Before "Beavis and Butt-head" there was "Gunsmoke." And before television, America already had a long history of violence in the streets.So are the entertainment and news media responsible for youth violence?Most definitely, said some of the prison officials...
Council Votes to Discard Bid on Recreation Complex
Spurred by high cost and comments from the public, the Creve Coeur City Council has voted to throw out a bid it had accepted for work on the Dielman Recreational Complex. Council members plan to go back to the drawing board to try to lower the cost...
Crime Bill Expected to Pass Still, Backers Say Vote Will Be `a Nailbiter'
The Clinton administration and allies in the House searched Wednesday for the final votes needed to assure passage of the $33.2 billion crime bill.A key Democrat said backers would have to "roll the dice" and soon."The vote will be, as always, a nailbiter,"...
Dealing with Human, Industry Ills
THE FIRST question for Julie Walters is how to describe "The Wedding Gift." Is it a comedy, tragedy, romance or a movie about terminal illness?"I don't know what to call it," Walters admits. "I quite like the fact that it doesn't fit into a category....
Deaths Elsewhere
GEORGE W. CORNELL, 74, who was the religion writer for The Associated Press for more than four decades, died Wednesday (Aug. 10, 1994) in New York. He had suffered from heart problems for the last two years."George Cornell loved his beat, and it was...
Delay in Apartment Repair Raises Ire
Repairs to a deteriorating apartment complex south of St. Peters won't begin for at least 10 months, a federal housing official told an unhappy group of tenants and neighbors Tuesday night.About 125 people greeted the news with catcalls, finger-pointing,...
Democratic House: 40 More Years?
More than a decade ago, when she was a member of the House of Representatives, Lynn Martin of Illinois made a comment that has stuck in my memory. "If the presidency had remained in control of one party for almost 30 years," she said, "that fact - and...
Duquoin State Fair (Aug. 27-Sept. 5)
ADMISSION SCHEDULE General admission free Parking (per day) $2 Camping (per day, no reservations) $10 General information - (618) 542-9373 (both voice and TDD). GRANDSTAND CONCERTS Aug. 28 (Sun.) - Little Texas/Faith Hill. $14-$12. 8...
Dying Man Hopes for Headstone Curtain Is Down, No Encore
Dear Percy Ross: I don't know whether to ask you for a gun or your prayers. I'm dying a slow death - one filled with prejudice and hate. Who am I? Well, I could be your neighbor or a relative or a friend - or maybe a past lover.I'm 36 and openly gay...
Espy Expresses Confidence at Inquiry
Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy shrugged off Wednesday the prospect of a further investigation into possible favors from Tyson Foods Inc., the Arkansas-based poultry giant, and at least one other corporation."Each day that passes is another step toward...
Even the Strong May Need Help from Power Above
Dear Abby: For some time now, it seems that hatemongers have become more outspoken than ever in the areas of race, ethnicity and religion - and the news media have given them plenty of exposure, but very little in the way of counter-comments.I finally...
Expos Win Again; 19 Victories in Last 21 Games
The Montreal Expos won for the 19th time in 21 games as Marquis Grissom stopped a slump by going four for five with two RBIs in a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night."We're just playing good ball; we're getting clutch hits," Grissom...
Extra-Strength Ad Blitz
Bayer works wonders. More doctors use Tylenol. Advil stops the pain.The claims, counterclaims and dizzying displays of tablets, capsules, caplets and gel caps are enough to bring on a slam-bang headthumper that would make even Robert Urich groan.Americans'...
Fair Schedule Has Something for Everyone
Following is a schedule of events for the Illinois State Fair: DAILY</P><P>Music - Country Music shows, The Band Wagon, near Gate 2; Ethnic Music and Exhibitions, Ethnic Village; Music Performances, Twilight Ballroom, Lincoln Stage,...
Fehr Speaks Loudly with Body Language
Every so often, Don Fehr, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, feels compelled to remind you that he is not, precisely, a figure of the Establishment. Never mind that he is smart and well-paid and loquacious. He is...
Fitness for the '90S: Running for Public Office
Americans, the Australian ambassador remarked the other day, seem obsessed with their politicians' fitness for office - and only marginally interested in their performance in office.I don't want to make trouble for Don Russell, who is fairly new to the...
Foes of Violence Differ on Tv's Effect
Before "Beavis and Butt-head" there was "Gunsmoke." And before television, America already had a long history of violence in the streets.So are the entertainment and news media responsible for youth violence?Most definitely, said some of the prison officials...
Foreign Legion Moves into Tulsa Outsiders Gun for Major Sweep
Hold the relish and mustard. The hot dogs of American golf aren't going over very well at Southern Hills Country Club.There is a definite international preference in this as-Midwest-as-they-come town.Nick Price, Ernie Els and Jose Maria Olazabal have...
Four Annexation Plans Set for November Vote
Florissant voters will decide on four annexation proposals Nov. 8. The sites of possible annexation include the Crest Aire subdivision, the Marietta and Paddock Estates subdivisions, an area near the intersection of Howdershell and Charbonier roads and...
Free Ride Symphony Still Wants to Play Instead of Pay
The chairman of the St. Louis Symphony Society says the St. Louis and Kansas City symphony orchestras still want to pay their $3 million in loans from the state of Missouri with free concerts, rather than in cash.Michael Neidorff said in a recent letter...
Freeze Page Avenue Plan, Sierra Club Urges Missouri Commission's Environmental Impact Statement Called Deficient
A one-year freeze is needed on plans to expand Page Avenue, a Sierra Club official told members of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission recently."Your environmental impact statement is deficient," said Ron McLinden, the transportation committee...
Friendship Cup Soccer Tourney Gets High Marks Again
As Randy Dawson viewed the scene at Mueller Park last weekend, he could not have been prouder.For the second time in as many years, the St. Louis Friendship Cup Girls Soccer Tournament was a big success."Last year, we were at three sites" because of...
Future James Bond Marks Time with Cable Thriller
PIERCE BROSNAN, the new James Bond, was supposed to be the new James Bond eight years ago, but television got in the way.Just as his series "Remington Steele" was about to be canceled by NBC in the spring of 1986, Brosnan was recruited to be the fifth...
Gop Takes on Mitchell's Health Plan
Republican senators stepped up their attack Wednesday on the Democratic health care reform bill backed by President Bill Clinton, saying they keep finding in it more taxes, bureaucracies and inequities.As congressional debate on the historic proposal...
Greenspan: Fed's Target Is Taming '95 Inflation
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan Wednesday said by the time government economic data show inflation is stirring, taming it can be difficult and costly.Defending why the Fed has raised interest rates this year, Greenspan made it clear that...
High Technology Offers Solution to Bad-Hair Day
COMPUTER SOFTWARE as antidote to the bad-hair day?You bet your spiral perm.From a short mop of curly, red hair to a luxurious long, blond mane, the computer-imaging system created by Styles-on-Video in suburban Canoga Park, Calif., makes trying on a...
Hospital Auxiliary Raises Spirits-And $500,000 `It's Not a Society-Type Thing; It's a Community Thing'
When Karen Thebeau of University City began volunteering at St. Anthony's Medical Center in South County seven years ago, she had no idea she would eventually preside over an enterprise raising and disbursing almost $500,000.Thebeau just completed a...
Illinois Bills Often Signed Automatically
While Gov. Jim Edgar enjoyed the mountains of Colorado on a two-week vacation, 13 new bills became law with his signature at the Statehouse.In fact, the chances are pretty good that Edgar won't even touch the hundreds of bills each year that require...
Interco Studies Possible Spinoff, Public Offering of Shoe Units
Interco Inc. said Wednesday it may sell shares in its Converse and Florsheim shoe units or spin them off as a way to improve shareholder value.Richard B. Loynd, chairman and chief executive, said the company was being advised by Smith Barney Inc. Smith...
In the Spotlight: Hot Flicks Clothing
LED BY A roaring response to "The Lion King" and an avalanche of merchandise from "The Flintstones," the licensing business has given weak apparel sales a much-needed jolt.At a time of consumer skittishness, some retailers and manufacturers are turning...
Kicking Up Your Heels at Queeny Pops
YIPPEE-I-AYE! Heard tell 'round these here parts that one of them thar high-falutin sym-phon-i orkestrays was a playin' Western tunes down at Queeny Park, so I moseyed down there Tuesday night to have me a listen.Sure 'nuff, this here cowpoke name of...
Killer Cells Considered to Fight Aids in Babies
Newborn babies infected with AIDS will be among the first to receive its most dramatic new treatment, genetic manipulation that arms blood cells with a virus-killing protein, researchers said Wednesday at the 10th International Conference on AIDS.The...
Kirkwood's Johnson Finally Fits the Bill
Jammin' Jamal Johnson is a Billiken. Officially. Finally.On Wednesday, St. Louis University basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour announced that Johnson has transferred to SLU from the University of Miami (Fla.).Johnson, 6 feet 7, will have to sit out the...
Kool-Aid Adds Punch to Kids' Hair Color
`YOU KNOW how Kool-Aid kind of crawls up dry hair?" asks Angela Zweifel.Well, no. But we would take her word for it.Zweifel is trying to explain what happens when a person uses Kool-Aid on hair.What happens, says Zweifel, is that the Kool-Aid is apt...
Korean War Memorial Donations Are Sought
Illinois residents, and anyone else who cares to contribute, can become a tangible part of the proposed Illinois Korean War Memorial, to be located in Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery.As a way of raising money to build the memorial, estimated to cost...
Kostia: Musical Memories of Russia
HE came to the United States as part of a cultural exchange and, by quirk, ran straight into New Age musician David Lanz.A Pianists Lanz and Kostia (pronounced Coast-ee-a) improvised together for a half-hour or so, Kostia says, and Lanz was impressed....
Lawmakers Move to Become More Law-Abiding
The same people who write the laws may soon have to start abiding by them.The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would subject its members to many of the same laws that other employers have to obey - such as prohibitions on job discrimination...
Leaders to Accelerate Self-Rule Arafat, Rabin Announce Decision after Gaza Summit on Autonomy
Despite lingering differences on Jerusalem and other issues, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin emerged from a summit meeting Wednesday promising new efforts to expand Palestinian self-rule.Arafat and Rabin agreed to...
Lynch Street Bistro: Imaginative American Cuisine
MICHAEL HOLMES, who has been in and out of more St. Louis restaurant kitchens than a swinging door, surfaced again early this year riding his own (and partners') dream at the Lynch Street Bistro, of offering modern American cuisine in the shadow of Anheuser-Busch.With...
Mayor Rebuffs Man Involved in Scuffle with City Official
Resident Arnie Dienoff unsuccessfully asked Overland Mayor Frank Munsch Monday night to intercede on his behalf in the latest charge filed against Dienoff by a city official.Last month, Public Works Commissioner Charles Karam had Dienoff arrested for...
Meyer Calls Strike Offensive Weapon Cards Exec Says Players Aim to Hit Owners with $200 Million Loss
The baseball players union is confusing the public with technicalities about a strike, Cardinals President Stuart Meyer said Wednesday.Meyer maintains that Don Fehr and Gene Orza of the Major League Baseball Players Association are saying that the owners...
Mission Impossible Might Be Possible for Gop This Year
It's not impossible for a Republican to be elected to the Jefferson County Commission. It's just that it hasn't been done in 44 years.But some people - Republicans and Democrats - are wondering if this is the year for a GOP comeback.As the county continues...
Missouri State Fair (Aug. 18-28)
ADMISSION SCHEDULE General admission $4 Children (7-12) $2 Camping (per day, no reservations) $10 Senior Citizens - Persons 60 and older are admitted for $1 (with proper identification) on Senior Citizen's Day, Wednesday, Aug. 24. Senior...
Missouri Tells Firm: Halt `Medigap' Sales
The Missouri Department of Insurance has ordered the state's largest insurance concern, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Missouri, to stop selling Medicare supplemental insurance policies because the state says the rates are illegal.The department also has...
Moriarty Wins Right to Question Nixon about His Inquiry
Secretary of State Judith K. Moriarty won a judge's permission Wednesday to question Attorney General Jay Nixon and three of his deputies about their roles in the investigation that led to Moriarty's indictment.Nixon contended that such interviews would...
Morning Briefing
Woman Will Lead U.S. Corn Growers</P><P>A native of Iowa will become the first woman to head a major national commodity group when she takes over as chief executive of the National Corn Growers Association on Oct. 1.</P><P>Christine...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Welcome back to the expanded-awareness section of your newspaper. Let me just set these pink flamingos aside and park the Harley . . . there. Ready to rock.Sure, the romantic, danger-filled life of a sports scribe has its pratfalls. But it doesn't get...
Musician's Latest Play to Open Friday at St. Marcus Work Builds on '93 Production Set for Off-Broadway
Chris Jackson, St. Louis musician and playwright, is getting ready for his new play, "In A Darkened Theatre," which opens Friday at the St. Marcus Theatre.Never one to shy away from controversy, Jackson deals - through humor and several songs - with...
Newest Brew Has Arrived in St. Lou
Ice Draft Light, an extension of the Ice Draft from Budweiser line, hit the St. Louis area this week. Anheuser-Busch Inc. is completing a national rollout that began in May.Ice Draft Light has 96 calories a serving. That compares to 157 calories for...
New Niches Tupperware Looking to Expand Product Lines, Marketing Image
Potato peelers, ice trays and cookbooks may not seem like a big deal.But the venerable company that throws all those Tupperware parties sees a new product line as a major step in a campaign to redefine its image and marketing niche.The newly designed...
Now's the Time to Plant Late-Fall Crops Many Varieties of Flowers and Vegetables Will Produce Harvests until Nearly Winter
The fall garden, long favored by experienced gardeners, has become increasingly popular among newer ones, who are discovering the satisfaction of being able to gather fresh flowers and vegetables even into December.It is difficult in August's dog days...
Out at Home Baseball Strike Threatens to Cut Millions from Regional Revenue
If a baseball strike starts Friday and wipes out the remainder of the season, the city will lose millions in revenue, including $4,180 in Ozzie Smith's earnings tax alone.Losses would crop up not only from the players but also from the earnings tax on...
Panel Scolds Cia, Says Agency Hid Cost of Building
Senators complained Wednesday that the CIA had kept them in the dark about the details of a new $310 million headquarters for the agency that builds and runs the government's spy satellites."We're still viewed as perhaps being too damned nosy," said...
Party Shake-Up Reflects a Problem for Clinton
THE SHAKE-UP THAT the White House ordered at the Democratic National Committee should smooth President Bill Clinton's relations with Democrats in Congress. But by itself, it will hardly solve the widespread disillusionment in the party.The shake-up in...
People
Say farewell to the last shred of dignity for MARLON BRANDO, 70. A new biography says he almost suffocated in his own blubber.Vanity Fair is printing an excerpt from the book, "Brando: The Biography," by Peter Manso. Manso quotes an aide to the actor...
People in Business
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. Inc. added Alan B. Lechner as first vice president-director of research.Milton "Tim" Rand Jr. was appointed vice president-information systems for Datapage Technologies-Automated Information Systems, a division of Datapage Technologies...
Plastic Handcuffs, Drug Detectors in Great Demand
WITH MILLIONS to spend, the slight woman under a cloud of frizzy blond hair might as well have been Ivana Trump come to preview the fall line at Bergdorf Goodman.Velvet handshakes. Spaniel smiles. Business cards pressed into her palm with invitations...
Play Topic Is Violence
The arrest of football icon O.J. Simpson in the murders of his ex-wife and a friend has jolted many Americans awake to the problem of domestic violence, experts say.In Belleville, an additional wakeup call is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 with the...
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