St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 23, 1995

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49ers' Elvis Is No Swivel Hips, but He Has 'Em Rolling to Beat
One sign welcomed Elvis Grbac to the Rams' version of Heartbreak Hotel. Another noted the Rams' "Bruce" suede shoes. Across the stadium, a lone banner proclaimed: "Elvis is dead."The banner was mistaken. Elvis, as in Grbac, is alive and kicking. Rams...
A Bread Pudding to Remember
THE FABLED New Orleans soul-food restaurant named Chez Helene is no more, but its famous bread pudding lives on.In fact, at least two markedly different versions of the bread pudding exist. You decide which is more authentic and which is more delicious.Nina...
After Blues Bow in Buffalo, Keenan, Hull Let Shots Fly
In Sunday's Buffalo News, first-year coach Ted Nolan took the Buffalo Sabres to task for indifferent play in a 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Friday.He questioned the team's leadership and work ethic and called for a team makeover.The result for...
Air National Guard Disciplines Commanders over Sex Bias Case
The Air National Guard has disciplined two commanders accused of tolerating sexual discrimination that drove the Guard's first female fighter pilot out of her unit.Maj. Jacqueline Parker, a former Air Force flight instructor, asked in June to be relieved...
Aldermen in Velda City to Make Case against Mayor
The latest episode of political infighting in Velda City may come to a head tonight when aldermen hold an impeachment hearing on Mayor Lottie Mae Williams.The tiny (population 1,597) north St. Louis County community has had more than its share of political...
Alternative School Turning Lives around for 20 Years, Belleville Facility Has Welcomed Students at Night and Fulfilled `a Parent's Dream'
Mary Northrop was sinking fast at Belleville High School East. As a freshman, she didn't seem to fit in. Her grades were failing, and she skipped classes. Soon she gave up on herself and the school.That was three years ago. Today she's getting A's and...
An Insider's View of Prison Problems
Dear Ann Landers: I work as a corrections officer at a maximum security prison. Please don't believe everything you see on television. TV loves to dramatize and sensationalize what goes on behind bars. Prison is portrayed as a dangerous, dirty, poorly...
A Variety of Ways to Enjoy a Variety of Winter Squash
DANISH, GOLDEN and white acorns, sweet mama, butternut, baby pumpkins, white baby pumpkins, Hubbard and golden Hubbard squash - the farmers' market bins are overflowing with mountains of colorful winter squash.They are rich in complex carbohydrates and...
Avid Program Encourages Students to Help Each Other
The subject is geometry, and Cherie Dunlap, a sophomore at McCluer North High School, stares at the problem of lines and angles drawn on the chalkboard. As she discusses its solution with the six other students in the semicircle of desks, students in...
Beware the Year-End Ex Dividend Date When Buying Mutual Funds
Fund manager Robert Markman is taking an unusual marketing tack this year: He's not accepting any money from investors between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 in an effort to protect them from their own instincts.He's closing his Markman MultiFund Trust during that...
Blackhawks Support Belfour with Three First-Period Goals
The National Hockey League schedule makers did their part, pitting the Blues against the rival Chicago Blackhawks on a Saturday night at Kiel Center.The Blues fans did their part, too, turning out 20,070 strong for the first sellout of the season.But...
Blind Melon Singer Never Reached Goals
After a decade of drug use and run-ins with the law, singer Shannon Hoon of the band Blind Melon decided to clean up his act, curb his temper and be a good father to his infant daughter.He also looked forward to departing from the breezy, alternative-pop...
Board Votes to Keep Slower Speed, Extra Stop Signs
The Town and Country Board of Aldermen has decided to retain the speed limit at 20 mph on Mason Ridge Road and keep extra stop signs recently posted on the road.Earlier this summer, the board approved lowering the posted speed limit to 20 mph from 30...
Book Is Guide to Government Info
In case you want to send e-mail to your U.S. representative or even President Bill Clinton, a book of electronic government addresses is now out to show you how.Technology writer Max Lent points out that his "Government Online" (Harper Perennial, 308...
Boundaries in Limbo after Veto
New ward boundaries in Arnold are in limbo with Mayor Marion Becker's veto of a redistricting bill the council passed earlier this month.Becker announced on Thursday that she would veto the new ward boundaries sought by Alderman Delmar Fisher.Becker...
Boy Scouts Prepared for Food Project 11th Annual Drive to Being Saturday
Because of cutbacks in federal surplus food programs, the St. Louis Area Boy Scout Council is kicking off its 11th annual Scouting for Food drive a little earlier this year.In the first phase next Saturday, 30,000 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will leave...
Braves Have 1-Run Luck on Their Side This Season
It is said that the best teams are the ones that thrive in one-run decisions because the talent at the major-league level in baseball is reasonably equal.After two one-run verdicts in the World Series, the Atlanta Braves are 4-0 in one-run games this...
Braves' Lopez Goes Deep, Puts Indians in a 2-0 Hole
Javy Lopez, the Atlanta Braves' regular catcher, didn't appear in the first game of the World Series because manager Bobby Cox prefers that Charlie O'Brien handle staff jewel Greg Maddux. But Lopez rather made up for lost time Sunday night, starring...
Braves's Lopez Goes Deep, Puts Indians in a 2-0 Hole
Javy Lopez, the Atlanta Braves' regular catcher, didn't appear in the first game of the World Series because Atlanta manager Bobby Cox prefers that Charlie O'Brien handle staff jewel Greg Maddux."Nobody likes to be on the bench in a World Series game...
Briefs
WORLD SWITZERLAND Pro-European Party Is Big Election Winner</P><P>Switzerland's most pro-European party emerged as the big winner Sunday in parliamentary elections considered a gauge of the national mood toward integration with the...
Briefs
WORLD SWITZERLAND Left-Center Party Wins Big In Parliamentary Vote</P><P>Switzerland's most pro-European party emerged as the big winner Sunday in parliamentary elections considered a gauge of the national mood toward integration with...
Buffalo Approaches Game with Patriots as Just a Pitts Stop
Elijah Pitts says nothing's changed, yet he knows it isn't true. Everything will be different Monday night for the Buffalo Bills and their assistant coach.Pitts will be in charge of the Bills when they play the New England Patriots because head coach...
Business Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHT</P><P>Burton E. Follman, president and founder of Follman Properties-Oncor International, has received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Institute of International Business at St. Louis University's School of Business...
Cable Negotiations Slow with Closure of Office
The Bridgeton City Council has delayed renewing its cable-television franchise with Charter Communications because of concerns about the closing of Charter's office.Charter Communications will vacate its Bridgeton office on Dec. 11, when its lease runs...
Carryout Pizzas Measure Cook's Culinary Success
BETH WARNER measures her cooking success in pizzas. When she got married 2 1/2 years ago, she told her husband, Jack, that if a recipe she tried did not work out, they'd order pizza."I've been pretty lucky," she says. So far, they've had to order pizza...
Cases of Fun vs. Profit Often End in Tax Court
You can deduct losses realized in ventures entered into to make "profits," but not when you are pursuing "hobbies." Unsurprisingly many business-vs.-fun disputes have to be resolved by the Tax Court.For instance, the court upheld losses suffered by Truett...
Charlotte Kee: Keeping Up Appearances . . . and Spirits
Charlotte Key uses her hairdressing and cosmetology skills to make life easier for women whose appearance is affected by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.As chairwoman of the American Cancer Society's Look Good . . . Feel Better program, Key provides...
City Expert Backs Plan, Expects Tax South Pointe Favored, but Services Inevitable
Professor George Wendel of St. Louis University, one of the region's foremost urban experts, has conditionally endorsed the incorporation of South Pointe, a proposed city that would cover much of south St. Louis County.But, "Down the road, people will...
Clinton Targets International Drug Smugglers U.S. Freezes Assets of Cali Drug Cartel
President Bill Clinton urged world leaders on Sunday to join a crackdown against international drug smugglers.He announced that the United States has frozen assets of Colombia's biggest cocaine cartel and would punish countries that tolerate drug-money...
Clinton Urges World to Fight Drug Lords `We Can Win This Battle Together,' He Tells U.N
President Bill Clinton urged world leaders on Sunday to join a crackdown against international drug smugglers.He announced that the United States would freeze assets of Colombia's biggest cocaine cartel and would punish countries that tolerate drug-money...
Coal-Fired Power Plan Holds Promise of Jobs for Southern Illinois
New jobs - as many as 2,500 new, permanent jobs - in the depressed coal-mining industry of Southern Illinois. It might sound like a pipe dream to thousands of laid-off miners.But the Illinois Clean Coal Institute and a large engineering firm in Chicago...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
CB Commercial Real Estate Group Inc. represented Pimlico Apparel Ltd. in the lease of 23,413 square feet of industrial space at 2345 Chaffee Drive in Maryland Heights from Phoenix Learning Group Inc.Nooney Krombach represented Blan Corp. in the sale...
Council Panel Votes to Cut Project's Size
A committee of the St. Louis County Council has voted to reduce slightly the number of duplexes that McBride and Sons wants to build on Big Bend Road west of Valley Park.The recommendation by the council's Public Improvements Committee on Thursday angered...
Council Seeks Evictions on `Auto' Rats
The St. John City Council is disturbed about reports of rats in unclaimed cars at Community Motors and Rich's Towing.The council learned of the problem last week from residents who attended the council's meeting and protested parking problems involving...
Dim Those Lights, Please
Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium, the Rams weren't ready for the showcase game on the Fox Network. They weren't ready for John Madden. They weren't ready for the Madden Cruiser. They weren't ready for the national media. They weren't ready for the...
Districts Join Together to Stop the Violence
Four north county school districts plan to start an experimental school to reform violent students.Pattonville, Hazelwood, Ferguson-Florissant and Ritenour schools have designed the two-year program to keep troubled kids off the streets during a lengthy...
Dodge Dealers Sign a Deal with St. Louis Rams
The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Advertising Association has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the St. Louis Rams football team. Dodge's sponsorship will include advertising outside the stadium and other prominent locations in the Trans...
Don't Believe Those Warm, Fuzzy Cable TV Ads
A huge fast-food company used to run an advertisement that made me gag. "We do it all for you," burbled the hamburger hawker.Well, baloney.They did it all for money then, and they do it all for money now.Another gag-me commercial has popped up on the...
Don't Try Taking Childen's Drugs for Granted
Q. As a psychiatrist, I take great umbrage at your response to the grandmother concerned about her grandson taking Tofranil for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Your facile remark about too much Tofranil being "life-threatening" reduces...
Drama Students Setting Stage for Performance in Scotland
The Affton High School Thespian Society would love to be known as a fringe group. The Thespians, Affton's drama club, have won an invitation to perform in August at the prestigious Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.In the school year, the 35 Thespians...
Elderly: Employers like Their Work
AFTER five years of unemployment, Mary Bond was ready to go back to work."My funds were very low," says Bond, who is 71. "And I enjoy being with people. I like TV . . . but I'm no couch potato. I want to be part of the action."Bond had been in sales...
Even as Rams Get a Grilling, Fans Still Warm to Occasion
Don Garrett of Edwardsville pondered one of life's mysteries while a mountain of sausage sizzled on the grill. "Why do phones always fly through the air when you go home?" he said.Garrett and his buddies are big Rams fans. As such, they must cope with...
Extra Points
Numbers CrunchWith four interceptions, no touchdowns and a 30.7 completion percentage, the Rams' Chris Miller had a quarterback rating of 19.6 on Sunday. His QB rating was 94.2 after six games. . . . The Rams, who were an amazing plus 14 in the turnover...
Faurot Memorial Service Salutes Service, Character
Don Faurot was remembered as one of Missouri's favorite sons and a man of great character at a memorial service Sunday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.Mr. Faurot, a former University of Missouri football coach who is considered the father of...
Federal Commissar Targets Volunteers
Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, this year will also be a season of mayhem as congressional Republicans reach the climax of their attempt to get the government on a shorter leash. To get in the mood to enjoy this blood sport, consider...
Female Mutilation Immigrates to U.S
We don't want to believe that it happens here. Stories about this most brutal of traditions are supposed to carry foreign datelines. Female genital mutilation - a label as grisly as it is accurate - happens only in places where ancient ritual still overwhelms...
Firms Say Older Workers Are Defying Technophobia Myth
Companies that employ large numbers of older workers claim that seniors are acquiring computer skills as quickly as their younger counterparts.In fact, several employers said seniors' high literacy rates give them a leg up."(Some) young workers coming...
First Black Makes Runoff in Louisiana's Top Race Democrat Promises to Improve State's Image, Invest in Education
Rep. Cleo Fields made Louisiana history Sunday by becoming the state's first black to make it to the runoff for governor.Fields, 32, a Democrat, will face recent Republican convert Mike Foster, 65, in the Nov. 18 runoff.The congressman narrowly beat...
For Now, Poverty's Declining . .
The Commerce Department reports that the number of Americans living below the poverty line dropped between 1993 and last year after increasing for four straight years. The same report found that the number of uninsured Americans continued to rise at...
Foursquare Behind 4-H Membership Drop Means Many Miss Fun, Children Say
For Erica Bruns, 15, of St. Charles, the most exciting part of being in the 4-H Club is that moment at the county fair when you look for your project after the judging - and it isn't there."That's when you know you're going to state!" she said. The projects...
Freezer Yields a Hot Idea for Dinner
RARELY DO I cook from my freezer. In fact, because I tend to ignore the contents, I have been heard to refer to it as Siberia. But on a recent evening, Siberia came to the rescue.It was almost dinner time, and I had no plan. Uninspired by the contents...
Guitarist Pete Morton Mixes Heartfelt Lyrics with Novel Style, Lilting Melody and Insight
He's not the slickest guitar player or the smoothest-voiced singer, but Pete Morton is continuing to develop as one of the most exciting musical performers in any genre.His concert Saturday night at the Focal Point in Webster Groves showed just how far...
Happiest Folks Are Living out Dreams Our Dreams Change as We Get Older
WHEN I was in high school in the '70s, I met a woman in our church whom everyone called Ma Parker. She was the kind of person that kids in a church will flock to - she provided a sympathetic ear, unconditional love and lots of good food.She also seemed...
Hearing Set on Mayor's Future Impeachment Proceedings Get Started with Special Moderator
The roles are cast and the date - Nov. 16 - is set for the impeachment of Moline Acres Mayor James C. Moose Jr.The Board of Aldermen voted 3-1 last week to hire Dudley McCarter as the hearing moderator and to hire Richard C. Bresnahan as the prosecutor...
Here's a Way to Check out Your Insurance Company
Nit-picking, nay-saying, snail-paced, self-serving insurance companies can drive you nuts.So, if other policy-holders are bristling and fuming about your insurance company, you ought to know it before you have to file a claim.The Missouri Insurance Department's...
His Job Loss Brings Angst, Anger
Dear Open Mind: My husband recently lost his job. He had been very secure in his position and this came as a terrific blow to his ego. I've noticed that his temperament has changed considerably. This very gentle man has started throwing things, screaming,...
Home Away from Home Biba Caggiano Brings Authentic Italian Cooking to Her Restaurant, Cookbooks and Cooking Show
WHEN BIBA Caggiano moved to Sacramento in 1968, she couldn't find a restaurant that served the Italian food she loves.Born in Bologna, Italy, she grew up eating her mother's good food. When she married an American medical student and moved to New York...
Home Office: Mac Retiree Tries Her Hand at Hostelry
When Jenny Preston retired from the corporate life at age 55, she gave up fighting traffic and reading memos in favor of slightly busy mornings at home - scrambling eggs, baking cookies and making pleasantries with out-of-towners.That's how her days...
Hoooow's Johnny? He Turns 70 Today and Loves the Quiet Life
Johnny Carson, king emeritus of late-night television, turned 70 today with his boyish grin firmly in place - even if he rarely shares it with the public.The retired host of NBC's "Tonight" show plans to celebrate his birthday quietly and in private,...
Hyped, Bland Concert at American Leaves Uncomfortable `Belly' Ache
In the press blitzkrieg that accompanied the release of Belly's second CD "King" earlier this year, frontwoman Tanya Donelly stared out from a plethora of national music magazine covers. Would that Donelly warranted such attention.An erstwhile member...
. . . If the Numbers Are Right
The Census Bureau's latest figures on the number of Americans living in poverty are important because the federal government uses them to establish eligibility for some 27 federal benefit programs from food stamps to school lunches. The trouble is the...
In Braves' Galaxy, Lopez's Star Beginning to Shine
The least-known player in Atlanta's star-filled lineup is a no-name no more.Javier Lopez broke open Game 2 of the World Series with unforgettable flair, hitting a tie-breaking, two-run homer that gave the Braves a 4-3 victory over Cleveland on Sunday...
Jack Ford's Stock Rises with Simpson Trial
WHEN the O.J. Simpson trial finally came to an end, you can bet the family of Jack Ford did a lot of celebrating.Ford spent the past nine months covering the trial in Los Angeles for NBC and was there when the verdict of not guilty was announced. And...
Jack-O'-Lantern Soup Will Help Put Kids in the Halloween Spirit
FOR CHILDREN, part of Halloween is learning to be brave in the face of the scary and unfamiliar. As a desperate cook, you can carry that concept one step further to broaden your family's horizons at the dinner table.You'll want a quick meal you can finish...
Jaguars Hit Browns with Third Victory
Halfway into a surprisingly successful season, the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars are starting to feel like they're in a playoff race.Mark Brunell passed for 164 yards and a touchdown, and the Jaguars scored twice within 2:49 of the first quarter Sunday...
Jets Stun Dolphins; Kc Wins in Snow
Without Dan Marino, the Miami Dolphins are no better - and sometimes worse - than some of the NFL's weakest teams.A week earlier, New Orleans gained its first win against the Marino-less Dolphins, and the New York Jets joined the get-well club Sunday...
Jocketty Still Upbeat la Russa Will Move
The Cardinals could have Tony La Russa on board as their manager as early as this afternoon, although general manager Walt Jocketty said late Sunday night that he had not heard back officially from La Russa.Jocketty and La Russa were in contact earlier...
Labor-Saving Workers Poised to Lead Rebirth of Unions from la Stronghold
IN A SPARSELY furnished storefront office southeast of gleaming downtown office towers, Joel Ochoa Perez quietly prepares for a struggle that could signify the rebirth of the American labor movement.Ochoa Perez, a longtime union activist who left Mexico...
Living Trust Can Cut Estate Taxes
Q. My mother read an article recently that said living trusts don't save on estate taxes and they're a hassle to set up. The article even quoted someone who said that when a person has less than $1 million, a living trust just doesn't pay.My mother,...
Look Again at International Funds
During the past five years, international stock funds have delivered returns of roughly 30 percent, equivalent to a 5.5 percent compounded annual return during the period.Funds that invest mainly in the United States have done much better, delivering...
Lost Hunter's Saga Prompts Warning Wildlife Areas Are Wild and Can Be Dangerous, Authorities Caution
A turkey hunter's sense of direction got fouled up as he followed a bird through head-high brush on Howell Island in St. Charles County Thursday evening. As a result, the hunter spent the night lost in the woods.Rainy, windy weather put a damper on search...
Maddux Simply Marvelous as Braves Win Opener, 3-2
Saturday night's World Series opener was the first Series game in 728 days because of the baseball strike last season. There will be no better pitching performance in the next 728 days.Atlanta's Greg Maddux, given a full week of rest because of an abbreviated...
March Forever Tied to Farrakhan
HISTORICALLY, white America has often tried to control black leadership.Booker T. Washington was more acceptable than W.E.B. Du Bois because he didn't pose the same challenge to segregation.The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Roy Wilkins and Whitney...
Marion Motley Preceded Jackie Robinson as a Pioneer
Marion Motley doesn't follow pro football that closely anymore, so he didn't realize the Philadelphia Eagles have a black head coach and not one, but two black quarterbacks."Is that right?" Motley said. "What's the coach's name? Ray Rhodes? How's he...
Mascoutah School District Boasts State Nurse of Year
For 25 years, school nurse Anne Faist has bandaged Mascoutah students' skinned knees, checked sore throats and on occasion handled problems that were much more serious.All of that caring did not go unnoticed.Recently, to her surprise and delight, she...
Mclaughlin Kicks Himself for Flub
It was just another pebble in the debris of a 44-10 debacle against San Francisco. Make that a brick.Steve McLaughlin missed another field goal attempt Sunday for the Rams, from the eminently makeable distance of 30 yards. For those keeping score - and...
Memories of Mom on Her Birthday
HI MOM.HAPPY BIRTHDAY!When I looked on the calendar and found that your birthday fell on the day my column runs, I decided to write my column about you. So sit back, and I hope you enjoy because I'm going to talk about how great you are. I think my earliest...
Military Reunions of a More Personal Size
Recently, St. Louis has played host to some big military reunions: the Eighth Air Force, for example, and the 5th Marine Division.But you didn't hear about the reunion for the crew of a World War II bomber named Scheherazade, or the reunion for the...
Miller Stands Up to Rush (of Media), Sacks Himself for Rams' Setback
He made no excuses. He took full responsibility.If only quarterback Chris Miller had stood as tall in the pocket as he did in front of his locker after the Rams' took a 44-10 shellacking from the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers.Miller completed...
Missouri Pays Price for Lag in Radioactive Waste Disposal Delay in Developing National Dumping Plan Draws Fire
South Carolina's students are getting a better education because Missouri is sending low-level radioactive waste to their state.The only dump that takes such waste from Missouri and many other states is in Barnwell County, S.C.After a one-year freeze,...
Monday Memo
Do you remember when BAZOOKA JOE bubble gum first hit the market? If you do, you might be older than you'd like to admit.Fifty years after its inception, Bazooka Joe will get a package overhaul early next year and its maker will advertise for the first...
Money Issues, Choices for Boards on Ballots
School money proposals will dominate ballots in the area Nov. 7. In addition, school board members will be elected in every district.Waterloo School District voters will decide whether to issue up to $25 million in bonds to build a new high school and...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
The Rams didn't give Fox TV's "A" team of PAT SUMMERALL and JOHN MADDEN much to talk about. So it was a good thing there was some Champagne around to spice things up.Fox zeroed in on LARRY CHAMPAGNE, the local fifth-grader who grabbed the steering wheel...
Mortality Themes Explored with Boldness, Richness
Music about grief and music about death are not the same thing. The St. Louis Symphony played both sorts of music this weekend in Powell Hall on a well-constructed program that took mortality as its theme.There was a smart symmetry to the two works on...
Murphy Leaves Doghouse, Leads 'Hawks to Victory
Joe Murphy scored the tie-breaking goal early in the third period Sunday night as the Chicago Blackhawks dealt Philadelphia its first defeat 5-4.Eric Daze, who also had been kept out of the Blackhawks' lineup by first-year coach Craig Hartsburg, scored...
Mustangs Saddle St. Louis U. with 2-1 Tournament Setback
St. Louis University proved to be too good a host in its Umbro Classic over the weekend at St. Louis Soccer Park.The fifth-ranked Billikens followed up Friday night's 0-0 tie against Alabama-Birmingham with a 2-1 loss to 11th-ranked Southern Methodist...
Narrow Canal Squeezes Spinal Cord Region
Dear Dr. Donohue: I recently was told I have spinal stenosis. It explains my years of troubling pain in the lower back. A few years ago, I started having a numbness in my legs, especially the right one. I have been able to keep going with exercises and...
No More Free Tuition Plan for Some Staff Children
The Rockwood School Board has decided that this will be the last year for free tuition for non-resident students whose parents work in the district but are not teachers. The district's attorney says the practice has been illegal since it began in May...
Notebook
Cancer Warning On WaterDon't drink the water. That's good advice for those in central and northwestern Argentina and some areas of Chile, Mexico and Taiwan.It's not only because of the uncomfortable effect the local water may have on the digestive system,...
Nutty Nicknames How about the Minutemen and the Minutemaids?
Lions, Tigers and Bears can be scary.Midgets and Bunnies, on the other hand, may make athletic opponents smile and shake their heads, while Zee-Bees, Volleydolls and Zipperettes are names a mad scientist could think up.Browsing through Illinois' list...
Obituaries
Gregory E. GillihanGregory E. Gillihan, 29, of St. Charles, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 1995) at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin.Mr. Gillihan was a maintenance worker in St. Peters.The graveside service was at noon Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery,...
Offending Remark Unclear in Beating
Six buddies of a young Army lieutenant who was fatally beaten early Saturday outside a Laclede's Landing bar apparently did not have time to come to their friend's aid, the bar's owner said Sunday."This thing just happened so quick," said John Clark,...
Old Time Soccer Hall of Fame Celebrates an End of an Era
When the Old Time Soccer Hall of Fame held its 26th annual banquet Friday at the Regal Riverfront Hotel downtown, it marked the end of an era.For organization president Mickey Connors and treasurer Jimmy Roe, Friday's banquet was the last under their...
On Granting License: Trying to Get a Grip on the Little Things
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, a so-called senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, was involved in a minor traffic accident last month, and it turned out his drivers license was expired. So were his license plates.This was, I think, a shrewd political move...
Opening Books Opens New Vistas
At Springfield Remanufacturing Co., Debbie Avery pushed a broom across a relatively clean factory floor. Abruptly, she stopped to retrieve a screw in her trash heap.That screw only cost Springfield Remanufacturing about 25 cents. But workers like Avery...
Ordinance Eases Public Maintenance on Private Roads That Meet Standards
A new ordinance in Ballwin paves the way for more concrete decisions on whether the municipality will accept private streets for public maintenance.In the past year, Ballwin has received a handful of requests for public maintenance of private roads."Until...
Parents of Death Row Inmate Ask Carnahan to Stay Execution
The parents of a death row inmate say the inmate has been denied legal help in the waning days before his execution because of federal budget cuts.And they say they believe that the inmate, Robert T. Sidebottom, 32, is innocent of the murder of his 74-year-old...
Pentagon to End Set-Asides
Defense Secretary William Perry confirmed Sunday that the Pentagon will terminate a major affirmative action program in response to a recent Supreme Court decision that narrowed the scope of contract awards based on race or ethnicity."We have to obey...
People
Don't ask EDDIE MURPHY how to make a hit."I've had movies that I thought, `Oh! This is it! This is going to be the one! They're going to line up around the block to see this!" Murphy told TV's "Extra" in an interview for broadcast today."And it comes...
Plan to Change Kielen Avenue Raises Concerns
Wellston officials and residents were dismayed last week by St. Louis County's plan to widen Kienlen Avenue and remove stop signs to improve traffic flow. A spokesman says the plans are preliminary.Kienlen runs between Martin Luther King Drive and Interstate...

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