St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 22, 1995

9–M M–Z
9th-Inning Slam Rallies Brewers Past Toronto
Jose Valentin's grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday night lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 10-9 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.With the Brewers trailing 8-6, Greg Vaughn worked reliever Woody Williams for a leadoff walk and Darryl...
Abused Male with Aids Still Can Help Others
Dear Ann Landers: I grew up in a small town in South Dakota and had a confusing childhood. I am male, but until high school, I looked like a very pretty little girl. My father was attracted to me, as were several other male members of my extended family....
Admiral Loosens Up
The Mississippi River at St. Louis finally dropped below flood stage this week, and nobody was happier about that than the folks at the President Casino on the Admiral. The casino, which was scheduled to reopen yesterday, had been closed since May 11,...
A Glimpse into the Mind in Courthouse Shooting ; Psychiatrist's Interview Reveals Hate for Judge
Three years after he went on a lethal rampage in the Clayton courthouse, Kenneth M. Baumruk still hates the judge who presided over his divorce and harbors thoughts of killing him.Baumruk alleged in an interview with a psychiatrist that Associate Circuit...
All-Metro Team Reflects Gains in Girls Soccer Athletes Are Starting Sport Earlier
The quality of girls soccer in St. Louis just keeps getting better as the players' experience and skill steadily rises."The girls are picking up the game at a young age and they're playing a lot of select soccer," said Nerinx Hall coach Tim Champion,...
A National Identity Card Could Lead to Other Government Controls
Few things illustrate the difference between liberals and conservatives as clearly as the approach taken on immigration by liberal Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and conservative Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan.Buchanan would act directly...
Anderson Tries Role Unlike `Macgyver'
RICHARD Dean Anderson has leaned a lot on boyish charm in his acting career, especially in his trademark series, "MacGyver."But he's 45 years old now and due for a change of pace. This week he goes for it, playing a grown-up with grown-up problems in...
Animal Doctor
Dear Dr. Fox: You have recommended that a parakeet should be allowed to fly and exercise to have a happier life. Well, I try to do this with Petey, but often he refuses to come out of his cage and he may even bite my hand.Also, once he's out, what he...
Annexation Not Planned, Mayor Says
Creve Coeur Mayor William Winter this week stood before several hundred people living north of his city and said the municipality has no plans to annex them."The city of Creve Coeur is not looking forward to being a community of 35, 40, or 45,000 people,"...
Apartment Density Is Questioned Backers of `South Pointe' Seek a Different `Balance'
A concentration of apartments threatens south St. Louis County, says Forrest Miller, head of the effort to create the city of South Pointe in that area. County officials say that area has no greater share of apartments than any other part of the county.Miller...
Appeals Denied; Griffin Executed
The state took 14 years to execute condemned killer Larry Griffin. He took four minutes to die.Griffin, 40, was put to death at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday by injection at the Potosi Correctional Center. His execution marked the close of a 14-year legal battle...
A Puff of `Smoke' `Joy Luck Club' Director Wayne Wang Changes Focus
After the glowing success of "The Joy Luck Club," director Wayne Wang changed his focus. His latest effort, "Smoke," takes place in a little Brooklyn cigar store and tells the intersecting stories of five fascinating characters."I'd been wanting to take...
A Risk Becomes Success Story
FEB. 22, 1995</P><P>This is Ferguson-Florissant parent educator Donna Horsford's second visit to see 10-week-old Shana Porter and her mother, Amee, 19.</P><P>Shana got off to a rough start in life; her umbilical cord was wrapped...
Army Reaffirms Support for School Move
The Army has reaffirmed support for moving its chemical training school from Alabama to Missouri and said one school official's doubts about the proposed relocation were unfounded.In a letter to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, Assistant...
Associate Judge Candidates Court Votes Applicants Get 10 Minutes to Make Impression
Twenty applicants for two associate judgeships in Madison County lined up to make brief appearances Wednesday before the circuit judges who will fill the vacancies.For about three hours, the candidates filed in and out of a conference room in the County...
Auditions Theater, Music, Etc
Way Off Broadway Productions: Saturday, St. Louis Symphony Community Music School, 560 Trinity. Ten men and eight women (all ages) needed for acting/singing in Midwest premiere of musical "Elegies." Some pay involved. Call for appointment: Bert Coleman, ...
Ban on Late-Term Abortions Is Unwise
In the Christian Coalition's "Contract with the American Family," an anonymous physician has this to say about late-term abortions. "I do have moral compunctions. And if I see a case that's later, like after 20 weeks where it frankly is a child to me,...
Baptists Back Voluntary Prayer Amendment Denomination Also Votes against Foster Nomination over Stand on Abortion
DELEGATES TO the Southern Baptist Convention meeting here raised their voices in the national debate on two hot-button political issues: voluntary prayer and abortion.In separate votes Wednesday, most of the 20,000 voting delegates, called messengers,...
Best Bets for the Week of June 22-28
Friday: Morning Show Band: They'd never claim to be the tightest band in town (musically, anyway), but this crew of KDHX program hosts has a cause that can't be beat - proceeds from the show at Off Broadway benefit the community radio station....
Board Considers Spending Limits but Some Say Caps Would Mean Delays
The Ritenour School Board is considering a policy that would limit the money that administrators can spend without the board's approval.The policy was tabled for a second time after board members spent more than an hour trying to come to an agreement...
Books on Tape
"MOON SHOT" By Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton (6 hours, abridged, Turner Audio, $25)</P><P>This inside story of the race for the moon by two of America's original seven astronauts is history at its dramatic best. These men are the...
Bowie, Thimes Pay Tribute to Handy
APPROPRIATELY enough, the St. Louis Symphony's Summerfest Series featured a Father's Day concert designed to pay tribute to W.C. Handy, who accorded himself the title "Father of the Blues" in his 1941 autobiography.Whether the man who penned such hits...
Briefs
NATION RIVERBOAT American Queen Is Freed From Sandbar</P><P>A dredging crew Wednesday freed the paddle-wheel steamer American Queen from a sandbar on the Ohio River, where it had been stranded for four days, officials said.</P><P>The...
Brightman at Muny: Echoes of Mary Martin
IN THE WINGS: As diva Sarah Brightman sang a number from "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" at Monday night's season opener at The Muny, the outdoor theater's producer, Paul Blake, whispered, "Hearing Sarah, whom Lloyd Webber wrote for, is thrilling....
But I Loved the Book! a Quick Look at Some Earlier Michael Crichton Movies
When it comes to Michael Crichton projects, a trip to the library is sometimes a safer bet than a trip to the movie theater.The author had a surefire movie hit with "Jurassic Park," and now apparently has another box-office bonanza with "Congo," but...
Catchy New Pitch, Straight from Horseshoe Magazine
New Melle has become synonymous with horseshoe pitching.To wit: Newsline Magazine, published by the National Horseshoe Pitching Association, recently dubbed New Melle "the horseshoe capital of the world."With one of the few winterized horseshoe courts...
Charlie Daniels Cooks Musical Mixture
CHARLIE DANIELS is a man of many interests.He is the host of the weekly "Charlie Daniels' Talent Roundup" on The Nashville Network. He has teamed with Zeta Music to produce the Charlie Daniels Signature Fiddle. He is the official spokesperson for the...
Chart Watch New Bands Often Find Sudden Fame Unsettling
The ascension of modern-rock radio formats and the mainstreaming of alternative music has produced an unprecedented thirst for new talent.And the number of new bands on the charts is daunting: Sponge, Bush, Cake, Wax, Filter, Elastica, Oasis, Our Lady...
Church's Growth Is among Blacks, Ethnic Americans
THE REV. PAUL POWELL, pastor of Kingshighway Baptist Church, accepted an award here Wednesday at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting for starting seven Southern Baptist congregations in the past four years.Three of them - one Hispanic, one...
City Postpones Closing of Casino Deal Planners Had Said June Date Was `Optimistic'
City planners announced Wednesday that they have been unable to complete a deal on a Laclede's Landing riverboat casino by their original deadline of mid-June. The new deadline is September.Larry Bushong, the city's development director, said Wednesday...
City Switches Back to Municipal Radio Backup Is `All with Mrs,' Police Chief Notes
The settlement of a dispute among three municipalities has prompted Velda City to resume using the Municipal Radio Service as a police dispatcher after 13 months with St. Louis County.John Wells, who has been Velda's part-time police chief for 17 years,...
Cleanup Fund for Fuel Tanks Nearly Empty
Platolene 500 wanted to sell a gas station in Eldorado, so first it cleaned up five underground fuel tanks at the site.The company paid for the first $10,000 of the cleanup, but submitted a claim to the state's Underground Storage Tank Fund for the rest...
Clothes from Discard Pile
THE TROUBLE WITH most eco-clothing, Ava DeMarco has said, is that it's dull. You could never say that about the goods manufactured by DeMarco's own company, Little Earth Productions.DeMarco and her partner, Rob Brandegee, have built a business by recycling...
Compact Containers Can Yield Bountiful Crops of Tomatoes
Even gardeners who have run out of space can have fresh tomatoes all summer from their own backyard, porch or deck. With the right variety of tomato, a flower pot can yield a summer's harvest of America's favorite vegetable.The key is selecting the right...
Con Game Science-Fiction Fans (and a Dalek or Two) Flocking to Archon 19
Klingons, daleks, hobbits and gargoyles are just a few of the unusual creatures you might find at Archon 19 - the latest version of St. Louis' premiere science-fiction convention. The Grand Masquerade always draws big - even those who aren't big science-fiction...
Consider Cornelian Cherries Tree Dates Back to Antiquity
Not to rush the demise of our flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), but might I suggest a replacement? The plant is another dogwood species, called Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas).Like the flowering dogwood, Cornelian cherry is a small tree whose satiny...
Crime Worries Belleville Poll Shows Support for Higher Taxes
Crime is the top concern of voters in the Belleville area, according to more than 1,000 people who responded to a recent survey by State Rep. Tom Holbrook, D-Belleville.Holbrook's district covers Belleville, Swansea and parts of neighboring communities...
Deal with Rebels Shakes Kremlin Prime Minister Chernomyrdin Gets a Vote of No Confidence
The Kremlin's bow to Chechen terrorists to win freedom for more than 1,000 hostages exacted a political toll Wednesday when deputies of the lower house of the Russian Parliament voted "no confidence" in the government over its handling of the crisis.After...
Deaths Elsewhere
PETER TOWNSEND, 80, the World War II fighter ace barred from marrying Princess Margaret in the 1950s, died Monday (June 19, 1995) in France."Princess Margaret was sad to learn of this news," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. The queen sent a private...
Death Watch for Griffin Ended Late Appeals Stretch Time, but Result Is as Usual
It was midnight Tuesday. The moment of judgment for Larry Griffin had arrived, but the final judgment of the nation's courts hadn't.In Washington, the Supreme Court justices were home, in bed, as their law clerks pored over the last-minute appeals of...
Despite Elimination of Jobs, Deficit Will Top $2 Million
The University City School Board has adopted a budget that is expected to result in a deficit of $2,553,264 despite elimination of 27 full- and part-time jobs.The expense budget of $34,938,020 is expected to fall short of revenue. In addition to eliminating...
Does Congress Know Speed Kills?
When asked about the Senate's efforts to end a national speed limit on federal highways, Col. Fred M. Mills, superintendent of the Missouri Highway Patrol, told the Post-Dispatch: "If we do away with the national speed limit and go back to the previous...
E. St. Louis Schools Can't Get Insurance East St. Louis District Called `Bad Risk' and Unstable
Financial companies consider the East St. Louis School District so financially unstable and its future so uncertain that the district has been unable to line up bond insurance to refinance its debts.Richard Mark, head of the State Oversight Panel that...
E. St. Louis Schools Can't Get Insured for Debts Financial Firms Label District a `Bad Risk' with Unstable Future
Financial companies consider the East St. Louis School District so financially unstable and its future so uncertain that the district has been unable to line up bond insurance to refinance its debts.Richard Mark, head of the State Oversight Panel that...
Everyone Needs "Alone Time"
Personal visits between parent educators and families - probably the most crucial component of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program - are as individual as the individuals involved in them.We followed two Ferguson-Florissant School District parent educators...
Ex-Con's Story Inspires Many to Try Change Author's Theory Is Based on Three Primary Beliefs
Roger Cook was working as a Belleville police officer when a friend gave him a book that would change his life.The book, "The One-Eyed Man Is King," was an autobiography by Gordon Graham, an ex-con who has become an international expert on change.It...
Expert Sees Up Side to Housing Shift Economy Eases Move to Suburbs, He Says
Good times in the St. Louis region may mean bad times for people selling houses in parts of the city, a Harvard University expert says.Housing prices in the city have dropped nearly 4 percent since 1993, and some neighborhoods have taken 20 percent hits.That...
Family Stuff There's a Cat with Your Name on It
FAMILY STUFF There's A Cat With Your Name On It</P><P>The Humane Society of Missouri is in need of a few good families. The kind that would welcome a cat as a member.</P><P>With the arrival of summer, litters have been on...
Fedex Has Clout in Air War 2 Ex-Senators, Ex-Party Official on Firm's Board
Federal Express Corp., one of the nation's top contributors to politicians, is expected to call in a few chits to sidestep potentially crippling Japanese sanctions on its Asian cargo flights, political and company analysts said Wednesday.The Memphis-based...
Fed Says Area Economy Growing, but More Slowly
The St. Louis region's economy is still growing, but at a slower pace.That's the word from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank.While the Fed's economists describe a "general slowdown" in both the national and regional economies, they report "mixed signals"...
Fight for Right Robt Halford Steers His New Bandin the Direction of Social Consciousness
When Judas Priest was sued for the 1985 suicides of two fans (the unsuccessful suit claimed that hidden subliminal messages in the song "Stained Glass" led to a suicide pact between the young men), the band became one of rock's leading advocates for...
Fill-In Petkovsek Gets Cards' 1st Complete Game in Debut as Leadoff Hitter, Jordan Homers, Drives in 4 in 7-0 Victory
New Cardinals manager Mike Jorgensen knew Mark Petkovsek long before most St. Louisans. Jorgensen was the one who signed him.When Jorgensen was player development director of the Cardinals this winter, he signed free-agent Petkovsek to a Louisville contract,...
Finley's Heroics Help Padres Beat Cubs 1-0
Steve Finley scored all the way from second base during a sixth-inning rundown and preserved the lead with a leaping catch in the ninth as the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 Wednesday.Steve Trachsel walked Finley and Ken Caminiti with two...
Foster Nomination Is in Trouble
Senate Democrats are expected to try again today to clear the political roadblock that has prevented a vote on the nomination of Dr. Henry Foster to be surgeon general. The outlook is not favorable.Senate backers of Dr. Foster fell three votes short...
Foster's Bid Wilts in Senate Nominee Unjustly Tied to Abortion Issue, Clinton Says
Dr. Henry Foster lost a crucial Senate vote in his bid to become surgeon general Wednesday - a defeat President Bill Clinton laid to an abortion "stranglehold" of the Republican Party. Clinton pledged to keep fighting before a second vote today that...
From Sunsplash to St. Louis a Quick Guide to the Reggae Scene
Jamaica comes to Riverport Wednesday in the form of Sunsplash, that annual summer celebration of the marriage of Caribbean rhythms and American R&B that gave birth to reggae.To mark the occasion, we asked KDHX deejay Professor Skank, with the assistance...
Funky Winkerbean Turns Serious
SOMEHOW, a cartoon strip called Funky Winkerbean seems as if it ought to be lighthearted, zany.Those familiar with the high school-based antics of Les and Funky and Harry recall when Les was afraid to climb the rope in gym class, and other such tremulous...
Gamblers Let Loose on Admiral
Fists full of cash, hundreds of gamblers streamed onto the Admiral riverboat casino, which reopened Wednesday after a six-week hiatus.Also filing in were nearly all the boat's 1,000 employees who were without work since flooding forced the casino to...
Game Is Great, but Nhl Stability Is Taking Big Hits
Detroit Red Wings winger Vyacheslav Kozlov has his head down as he tries one of his shifty one-on-one moves on the fly.New Jersey defenseman Scott Stevens is dismayed. There is no place for ice dancing in the Stanley Cup finals. So Stevens charges over...
Genius Rewarded Children's Author Virginia Hamilton Leads the Macarthur Sweepstakes
Genius pays ...Virginia Hamilton, one of the best children's book writers alive, recently received a "genius" grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The foundation annually awards grants with no strings attached.Hamilton received...
Gephardt Denounces Gop Fund-Raising
As Democrats renewed their push Wednesday for tighter rules on lobbying, House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt lashed out at what he said was strong-arm fund-raising tactics by Republicans."I think it's deplorable that the Republicans are writing...
Gop Senators Bash Party's Welfare Bill It Doesn't Go Far Enough, Gramm Says
Five Senate Republicans, including presidential contender Phil Gramm of Texas, said Wednesday that their party's main welfare reform bill wasn't worthy of the name and should be scrapped."It doesn't deal with illegitimacy, it doesn't have a mandatory...
Happy Amateur Bliss Takes Aim at His 5th Missouri Title
Don Bliss' profile is a bit glitzier than most weekend golfers.He has won four Missouri Amateur Golf Association championships and a Big Eight Conference championship, and played in the Los Angeles Open, a PGA Tour event.But the glamour of professional...
Helmet Laws Should Fall to States, Senate Says
The Senate Wednesday decided that rules on motorcycle helmets, auto speed limits and open containers of alcohol should be left to the states. But it demanded zero-tolerance for youths who drink and drive.Sometimes emotional debate raged over the National...
He Read It in the Paper John Prince Turns to the Personals for Inspiration
John Prine will occasionally revert to the newspapers in order to jump-start a new song.In the early 1970s, when he was a comparatively new recording artist, one of his more amusing tunes borrowed its title from a notoriously famous advice column:Dear...
Hikers Trace Trail between Rivers Group Gets Few Funds for Upkeep
BACK IN October 1993, two adventurers dipped a glass jug into the Ohio River and set off on a 146-mile hike across some of the most rugged terrain in Southern Illinois.More than a year and a half of weekend marches later, Lee Smith and Wade Flake poured...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt North Middle School, 210 Virgil Street, O'Fallon, must have a B average or 3.0 grade-point average to make honor roll. Third-quarter honor roll: Eighth GradeJennifer Adkins, Kristina Alderman, Blake Aldridge, Melissa Allen,...
Honor Roll
Students at Castlio Elementary School, 1020 Dingledine Road, St. Charles, must have a grade-point average of 3.65, be on or above grade level and have a 1 or 2 in art, music and physical education, work habits and social development to qualify for the...
Hot and Spicy Salsa Star Anthony Cruz Headlines Latin Dance Party
Whether dipping your chip in the sauce or dipping your partner to the music, salsa is a hot and spicy experience.You can sample this percussive Latin dance music at Hot Salsa II Friday night at the St. Louis (Casa Loma) Ballroom. This benefit concert...
Hot Fun in the Summertime and You Don't Even Have to Leave
Can't make it to the beach this summer? Get a cooler full of something with bubbles in it, slather on the Coppertone, stick one of these movies in your VCR and let your imagination run wild."Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965): The best of the "Beach Party"...
Housing Authority Cops or Robbers?
JOE LOUDD got a sinking feeling when he walked into the lobby of the Chicago's Stateway Gardens public housing building and saw some angry men with guns."I thought: `Uh-oh, I'm gonna be robbed for sure.' And that wasn't good because I was carrying my...
Hubby `Can't Do That' to a Dog That Sprays
Dear Abby: My husband and I decided to breed our cocker spaniel, Sadie, and when she had her five puppies, we kept a male we named Ernie. Well, Ernie is now a little over a year old. Males seem to mark their territory wherever they go.I have had numerous...
"I Hear `It's Mine!' All Day Long"
MARCH 22, 1995 - Jane Kostelc has been Steve and Rhonda Boyer's PAT educator for more than three years, first with their daughter, Jenny, now 4, and next with Jake, 2 1/2.That's why she's got a good feel for family dynamics there. Jenny is an ebullient,...
Immigration Law, Border Patrol Could Get Stricter
The chairman of the House immigration subcommittee proposed Wednesday to cut legal immigration by 30 percent and to fortify the nation's southern borders with increased patrols and "impenetrable" fences.The chairman, Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said, "What's...
Injured Police Officer Bids Tearful Farewell
Retiring police officer Katie O'Brien had few words for her fellow police officers in Maryland Heights Thursday night. She had a lot of tears and hugs."I'm a bit overwhelmed by all this," said O'Brien. "And I'm sorry I can't go back to work."After seven...
Inner-City Story Novelist Jervey Trevalon Explores Life in La's South Central
Big-screen examinations of life in inner-city Los Angeles have received much ink in recent years. Films like "Boyz N The Hood," "South Central" and "Menace II Society" have fueled the national debate regarding rising violence and a perceived collapse...
Internet Correspondence Lights Up a Home Fire
LESLIE DAVIS was studying different countries in her seventh-grade class. She wanted to bring two things from home. They were both from Ireland.But her mean old mom said no.Jacque Lynn wouldn't let Leslie haul her best Waterford vases to St. Pius V school...
In This Paternity Case, Child Support Payments Are Not at Issue
SHE WAS YOUNG and innocent, blond and beautiful. He was mature and worldly, dark and handsome.On Easter Day he loved her and left her, the cad. And now the search is on for the mysterious rover who fathered Angel's 11 children.Money is not the issue...
Irie, Mon Albertine Thompson Still Brining a Taste of Jamaica to Town
Albertine Thompson hadn't intended on a career in the restaurant business. Good thing for St. Louis that she eventually changed her mind.Her story, which I recently heard while face down in a plate of jerked pork ribs and other wonderful Jamaican specialties,...
Japanese Cars Widen Trade Gap
America's trade deficit surged to a monthly record $11.37 billion as Japanese cars flooded the U.S. market ahead of possible punitive tariffs.The Clinton administration said the sharp trade deterioration only stiffened its resolve to impose record sanctions...
Japanese New Wave Has Bright Colgate Smile
AS WE RUSH to an appointment with one of his prospective clients, I glance over at 28-year-old Yoshihiro Nishi - Yoshi, for short - and am struck by a fanciful notion: I'm riding with the future of Japan.This is a side trip for me, I had thought when...
John Burroughs Graduate Honored at White House
President Bill Clinton honored John Burroughs School graduate Jan Moolsintong and 140 other students Wednesday at the White House as the nation's top high school graduates.Moolsintong, who graduated this month, was named a 1995 Presidential Scholar for...
Jordan's No. 23 Costs Bulls $100,000 Penalty
Michael Jordan's decision to wear No. 23 during the playoffs instead of No. 45 will cost the Chicago Bulls $100,000.Rod Thorn, the National Basketball Association's vice president of basketball operations, assessed the fine Wednesday.The Bulls declined...
Joy in Mudville Young Players Find What Pros Have Lost
Baseball, as has been written once or twice, seems to be in a state of decline. Quality of play is so diluted, Steve Carlton probably can still get people out. Character is so corrupt, an attention-starved owner will give Darryl Strawberry $850,000...
Judge Reins in Attorney General on Gaming Law
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon doesn't have the authority to enforce the state's riverboat gambling law on his own, a St. Louis County judge ruled Wednesday.Associate Circuit Judge Patrick Clifford dismissed charges that Nixon filed against Bruce...
Kaskaskia Island in the Mississippi River South of St. Louis
Kaskaskia Island in the Mississippi River south of St. Louis is planning its 26th annual Independence Day celebration to begin at 12:15 p.m. on the Fourth of July at the Kaskaskia Bell State Historic Site.On July 4, 1778, Revolutionary War commander...
Keeping Fabric of Our Lives Squeaky Clean
TIRED OF WEARING your lunch? There's a startling amount of professional help on the way."Pasta was mother's milk in my family," Joe Torsella says, and he takes no prisoners when he digs into a plate of it. "Half the fun of eating spaghetti," he says,...
Kenzo Makes Effort to Attract Bigger Market in U.S. with Studio
KENZO HAS MADE his move on America.The Paris-based designer has signed a licensing agreement with the Bonaventure Group here to produce and market Kenzo Studio, his first bridge collection, exclusively for distribution in the United States and the Kenzo...
Kustra Seen as Senate Candidate
Last summer, Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra had had enough of Springfield. He was quitting politics to earn some good money as a Chicago radio talk show host.That, however, changed in a matter of weeks, after Gov. Jim Edgar had emergency heart surgery and asked...
Lane Changes Views Vary on Speed-Limit Issue
There's nothing like a debate over speed limits to get people riled up.About 150 readers called in to PostLine to talk about the U.S. Senate's vote Tuesday in favor of a bill to get rid of the federally mandated speed limits of 55 miles an hour on most...
Late Planting Can Harm Bare Root Rose
Q: In late April, I planted a bare root Peace rose (No. 1 grade). It was my first attempt at bare root planting. I dug a hole 18 inches deep and 18 inches in diameter and filled it with prepared soil, purchased top soil, peat moss and a little fertilizer....
Latest Bzzzzzz Mosquito Experts Expect This Year's Crop of Biting Insects to Be Worse Than Usual
Summer has arrived, and so has summer's plague - mosquitoes.Area mosquito experts expect this year's crop to be worse than normal because of the warm weather this winter, heavy rainfall this spring and the pockets of floodwater that remain. Even if...
Lawsuit on School Religion Caused Torment for Filer
Fifty years ago this month, Vashti McCollum filed a lawsuit that ultimately took religious instruction out of public schools.It also led to ridicule for her fifth-grade son, James McCollum, who was tormented by his classmates when his parents barred...
Lemaire Tries to Outclass His Professor Star Pupil Threatens Bowman's Cup Streak
Before these Stanley Cup finals, Michael Keenan was The Protege of William Scott Bowman.With slicked-back hair, nose pointed skyward and a handful of ice chips to munch on, Keenan even mimics his mentor, who gave him his first break in professional hockey...
Limits on Lawyers' Ads Upheld
In a decision that may open the door to new restrictions on advertising by lawyers, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Florida rule that bars lawyers from mailing letters to accident victims or their relatives within 30 days of the accident.The court ruled...
Lindenwood Dean of Students to Wear Track-Coach Hat, Too
Lindenwood College President Dennis Spellmann has announced the appointment of John Creer to the position of head track and field coach.Creer is currently the dean of students at Lindenwood and will continue in that position. Prior to coming to Lindenwood,...
Literary Ground in `Hortus' Magazine Provides Antidoted to Glossies
Glossy garden magazines make me nervous. All those gorgeous photographs of gardens more beautiful than mine. Famous gardeners I want to interview but who could die before I get to all of them. Nifty rustic trellises that are a cinch to make - if you...
Major Projects Planned by Highway Department
The following are major projects the state Highway and Transportation Department says it will complete or start by Dec. 31, 1998: ST. LOUISInterstate 70 - Improving traffic flow around the domed stadium and the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge; redecking...
Mall Halls Empty at River Roads Owner Says It Wants to Develop Strip Center
The owner of River Roads Mall in Jennings closed the mall's interior corridors last week, 13 months after the center's main tenant - a J.C. Penney catalog-outlet store - pulled out of the center.Only a handful of mall tenants - those with entrances that...
Market Mixed as Oil Stocks Fall, Drugs Rise
U.S. stocks were mixed Wednesday as oil issues slumped for a second day, offsetting gains in the shares of steady-earning beverage and drug companies.Stocks of oil producing companies slid amid concern that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries...
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