St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 12, 1996

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2 Freemen Leave Compound, Surrender to Authorities
Two of the Freemen sought by federal authorities surrendered Thursday, driving a pickup truck out of their heavily armed compound and turning themselves in to FBI agents.U.S. Attorney Sherry Matteucci identified them as Ebert Stanton, 23, and his mother,...
A 7-Year-Old Is Too Young to Fly, Aviators in Area Say
Jessica Dubroff paid a big price to be a pretend pilot, area aviators concurred, reflecting on the crash Thursday that killed the 7-year-old aviator, her father and her flight instructor."There's a pilot and there's a pilot in command with final authority,...
A Book Is Accused of Aiding and Abetting a Murderer
In 1992, James Edward Perry ordered a book published by Paladin Press called "Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors." Fourteen months later, he entered a house in Wheaton, Md., and killed Mildred Horn, her son and his nurse. Police...
Academy's Supporters Plan to Hold Courthouse Rally
Supporters of a Baptist boarding academy where a student was killed on March 25 have planned a rally this morning outside the Wayne County courthouse, where a judge is to review a juvenile officer's report on the school.The Rev. Elmo Parker, pastor of...
Affirming Affirmative Action
Affirmative action has unlocked the doors of the American dream for millions of blacks, Hispanics and women. But in Congress, the courts and the biggest states of the Union, affirmative action is in jeopardy.If affirmative action is to survive, politicians,...
All-Star Games at Meramec Tonight
Some of the area's premier basketball players will be on display tonight (when Meramec Community College plays host to a pair of boys high school basketball senior all-star games.Top players from St. Charles will take on a team from Jefferson County...
A Match Made . . . but Not in Heaven, as It Turned Out
"BUT BEAUTIFUL"Bill Evans Trio, with Stan Getz (Milestone)"BLUE SKIES" Stan Getz (Concord) During a summer 1984 performance in the Kool Jazz Festival, Stan Getz asked the techies at the Fox Theatre to turn off the PA system. The saxophonist wanted a...
Ambush Lacks Attack in 4-1 Loss
The goal output of the Ambush and Kansas City Attack on Wednesday night at Kiel Center looked more like an outdoor soccer game than an indoor match.After scoring a combined 73 points in two previous National Professional Soccer League playoff games,...
And He Hung Down His Head and Died
TY HERNDONALittle Bit of Texas, Friday, April 5TY HERNDON wandered onto the stage on schedule Friday nght. A little less than an hour later, he wandered off as if nothing had happened. Nothing had. Certainly, some women had screamed bawdy nothings. The...
Annual 10k, Fun Run at Community College
St. Charles County Community College will hold its fifth annual 10K run and 1-mile fun run on April 27 at the campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.The event is open to participants of all ages and will feature special competitions for youngsters...
A Peach of a Dahl Adaptation
"JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH"Rating: PG, violence, scary scenes. Running time: 1:10.AUTHOR Roald Dahl is not an easy act to follow. His eccentric and imaginative books defy adaptation. This 1961 book, which was Dahl's first for children, seems as if it...
Archdiocese Will Tax Parishes, Charities Money Will Help Defray Costs, Pay Down Debt
This tax season the feds aren't the only ones with their hands out.St. Louis Catholic parishes soon will pay a new levy to the archdiocese on everything from the collection plate and tuition to money from fish fries and quilt raffles.Beginning July 1,...
Area Tracks to Open Season This Weekend
The auto racing season in St. Charles County is about to begin.Mid-America Raceways in Wentzville will hold its grand opening Sunday with a full-action 1/4-mile drag-racing program featuring super pro, pro and trophy classes. Junior dragsters will be...
Assisted Suicide Needs Safeguards
If you are looking for a medical term to describe their condition, you might call them the "worried well." Since court decisions lifted the ban on doctor-assisted suicide in 12 states, both those who favor and those who oppose these rulings are worrying...
As Time Goes by, a Bunt Is Still a Bunt
Tony La Russa couldn't understand the fuss. Coddling a 1-0 lead, the Cardinals dropped down two consecutive successful bunts against Montreal. The cue shots had the Expos stumbling and fumbling.Just like that, three eighth-inning runs were manufactured,...
Augusta? for Mickelson, It's Nirvana
He makes no bones about it. Phil Mickelson might live a full and productive life, prosper beyond his wildest dreams, even win lots of other tournaments.But where golf is concerned, all he desires, all he pursues and all he ponders is tied directly to...
Auto Racing around the Tracks
A look at this week's top auto races:Winston CupFirst Union 400 Site: North Wilkesboro Speedway, 0.625-mile paved Speedway, North Wilkesboro, N.C. Date: Sunday TV: ESPN, Noon CDT Qulifying: Today-Saturday Defending Champion: Dle EArnhardt. Last Week:...
Been There, Heard That Rankine Lacks the Charisma to Take Ruby to Town
RUBYThe Galaxy, Saturday, April 6LESLEY RANKINE may feel that she's chopping into full-blown diva territory with her new project Ruby, but the former Silverfish singer did little more than achieve minor diva-ette status at the Galaxy. Rankine and her...
Bookmark Support for Thomas Paid off, Rudman Says
IN A BOOK of memoirs, former Sen. Warren Rudman confesses that he voted to confirm Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court justice to preserve his ability to influence the appointment of federal judges and to get federal money for his home state, New Hampshire."It...
Briefs
NATIONTRAIN DERAILMENTChlorine Gas Disrupts Montana Town A railroad tank car containing poisonous chlorine gas derailed and ruptured near the western Montana town of Alberton on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people and sending at least...
Buchanan Vows Here to Fight for Gop Soul at Rally, He Thanks Missouri for Caucus Win
Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan says he's conceding the nomination to Bob Dole, but not the broader fight for "the heart and soul of the Republican Party.""Bring your pitchforks, we're going all the way to San Diego," Buchanan declared...
Casino Revenue of $61.5 Million Could Speed Up Pace of Projects
Building projects and road improvements in St. Charles could proceed at a rapid pace starting this summer if the City Council approves a plan to spend nearly $61.5 million on such projects in the next six years.The proposed amount is more than twice...
Cessna in Fatal Crash Had Dual Controls for Margin of Safety
In the Cessna 177B, the plane Jessica Dubroff was flying, a learner is on a far shorter leash than a student driver or a child learning to ride a bicycle.The plane has dual controls. In front of each seat is a yoke, which moves the control surfaces on...
Channel 30 Staffing News: One Job Filled, Another Not
This column introduces Tripp Frohlichstein as a once-a-week contributor to the Post-Dispatch. Frohlichstein, who reported on television for KMOX radio for eight years, is founder and head of Media Masters, which provides training in dealing with the...
Charter's Numbers Add Up to Price Break on Pay-per-View
There is strength in numbers. Charter Communications proved that this week when it single-handedly forced down the price of Blues pay-per-view telecasts.Charter runs the area's largest cable television system and was miffed at the price structure the...
Children Can Outgrow Terrors of the Night
Dear Dr. Donohue: My niece, who is 7, has night terrors. Within the past year she has had convulsions afterward. She is on medication that makes her tired. I have looked through the books we have, but can find no information on night terrors. Can you...
Church Notes
One-act PlaysThe Acts of Faith Dinner Theatre will present two one-act plays titled "The Light is Too Dark" and "The Eyes of the Blind" at 6 o'clock tonight and Saturday night at First Baptist Church of Harvester, 4075 Highway 94 South, St. Charles....
Clinton Aide Not Interested in Commerce Post
Mack McLarty, the top White House adviser, has withdrawn as a possible replacement for Commerce Secretary Ron Brown. His decision leaves the field wide open for a replacement.Administration officials say President Bill Clinton is in a hurry to replace...
Close-Up
Lake Of The OzarksLocation: Mid-Missouri, about 35 miles southwest of Jefferson City and 140 miles west-southwest of St. Louis.Accommodations: Missouri's biggest and most developed vacation area with many resorts, lodges, marinas, gift shops, go-cart...
Cold Blues Fire Too Many Blanks
With a playoff spot secure, Blues coach Mike Keenan gave Wayne Gretzky an extra day to rest his aching back.But he could have used The Great One on Thursday at Kiel Center.Despite outplaying the Avalanche and outshooting them 46-24, the Blues fell 3-2...
College Update: Men
MISSOURI-ST. LOUISName-dropping: Dan Chinnici (Vianney) saw his 51-game on-base streak come to an end against Westminster on April 2. He grounded out in his only at-bat of the game, in a pinch-hitting role . . . Mark Peterson socked a double with one...
Cor Jesu Corps Is Battle-Tested in Getting off to a Fast Start
Dave Gauvain, the girls soccer coach at Cor Jesu Academy, never expected to be 6-1."When I looked at my team and at our schedule, I figured there was a chance we'd get off to a slow start," said Gauvain, whose Chargers are ranked fourth in the latest...
Cosmic Craving Astronaut Is Adapting to Mir, but She Wants More M&m's
Astronaut Shannon Lucid would give just about anything right now for some more M&M's. Trouble is, she's 250 miles above Earth and won't be back on terra firma until August.Other than that, she has no complaints or requests three weeks into her five-month...
Countdown: Lottery Winner Has 1 Day to Claim $100,000 Prize
Going . . . going . . .Today is the deadline for a lottery winner to claim the $100,000 prize that he or she won a year ago in a Powerball drawing.The winner bought the ticket at the Express Mart West near Interstate 55 in Barnhart. The rules give winners...
Countdown Lottery Winner Has One Day to Turn in Ticket for Prize
Going . . . going . . .Today is the deadline for a lottery winner to claim the $100,000 prize that he or she won a year ago in a Powerball drawing.The winner bought the ticket at the Express Mart West near Interstate 55 in Barnhart. The rules give winners...
Deaf School's Faculty Demand Resignations
The turmoil at Central Institute for the Deaf escalated Thursday as faculty members called for the resignation of top administrators and parents held their children out of school.Faculty members urged the ouster of Donald Nielsen, the school's chief...
Discount Coupons under Fire
Discount coupons, now 101 years old and an integral part of American shopping, are under siege.They've become increasingly controversial as companies and consumers opt instead for value-pricing strategies.The number of discount coupons distributed has...
Don't Tear Up That Iou! It's Evidence of a Debt
Dear Abby: Much as it pains me to publicly disagree with another attorney, the letter you published from Max D. Rynearson about the value of an IOU was more wrong than right - and your original advice to parents to get an IOU when lending money to their...
Emba Season to Open Sunday with 4 Games
The East Missouri Baseball Association will open its 1996 season Sunday with four games.The schedule of 1:30 p.m. contests includes St. Paul at the Dardenne Warriors, Wentzville at Old Monroe, VFW Post 4219/Portage at the O'Fallon Stars and the Portage...
Exhibit Here about Gays, Lesbians `a Real Eye-Opener,' Advocate Says
WHEN IT COMES TO civil rights, we often look only at those rights sought or achieved by women or racial minorities.The rights gained by lesbians and gays tend to be overlooked.Donna Red Wing wants to change all that. Red Wing is national field director...
Expansion of Lambert Prompts Warning Ortwerth Cautions Panel to Be Aware of Changes
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth alerted the County Council this week to the quickening pace of developments in the debate over how Lambert Field will be expanded.County residents need to make sure they have an objective assessment of how changes...
Exploiting Oprah in Trash Film for Teens
"FEAR"Rating: R, sex and violence. Running time: 1:35.`FEAR" is the kind of film that reminds us that moviemaking is - first and foremost - a business. It exploits a slew of current Oprah-style concerns - stalkers, violence, teen sex, drugs - and is...
Fake Court Spurned in Effort to File Lien Group Seeks to Set Up Its Own Justice System
Madison County is refusing to accept legal-looking documents - including liens seeking millions of dollars from an attorney, a bank and its president in Highland - submitted by a group trying to set up its own court system.But Madison County State's...
Fan-Friendly: Slaughter Could Give Baseball PR Tips
Major-league baseball still seems to have few ideas about how to win back its fans. They might look at the story of Bill Deen and Enos Slaughter.Deen, 67, grew up in the small town of Eldorado, in Southern Illinois. There was no television back then,...
Finley, Padres Ed Maddux's Road Winning Streak
The San Diego Padres stopped Greg Maddux's major-league-record, 18-game road winning streak Thursday as Steve Finley singled in the go-ahead run in a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.Maddux, the four-time National League Cy Young Award winner, hadn't...
Finley, Padres End Maddux's Road Winning Streak
The San Diego Padres stopped Greg Maddux's major-league-record, 18-game road winning streak Thursday as Steve Finley singled in the go-ahead run in a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves.Maddux, the four-time National League Cy Young Award winner, hadn't...
Flat Duo Jets Roar; Blue Mountain Rebounds
BLUE MOUNTAIN/FLAT DUO JETSCicero's, Wednesday, April 10ATRIPLEHEADER at Cicero's Wednesday night featured a pleasant surprise for a crowd that rode out the rough first half of a set by headlining Blue Mountain. Steve Pride opened and waded through a...
Ford to Take Driver's Seat in the Management of Mazda Recession- Weary Japanese Automaker Cedes Top-Level Control
Ford Motor Co. will assume virtual control of ailing Mazda Motor Corp., which has been battered by Japan's recession and the strong yen.Mazda and Ford issued a joint statement today confirming reports that Ford would increase its share in Mazda to 33.4...
For Now, Family Won't Be Tried for Assisting in Woman's Suicide Prosecutor Will Wait for Ruling
The prosecutor who charged Velma Howard's husband and a son with manslaughter for helping the Belleville woman commit suicide in a motel room in Joplin, Mo., said Thursday that he would not pursue the case.Newton County prosecutor Greg Bridges said he...
`Free Spirit' Photos Recall 19th-Century Borromeo Priest
Suspended in mid-air at the Frenchtown Museum of St. Charles is a photo of a Jesuit priest with his arm draped over an old-fashioned wooden camera. Through a heavy black beard, the priest, Father Charles M. Charroppin, seems to be smiling.Richard Vinson,...
Girl, 16, Regrets Having Sex with Boyfriend, 18
Dear Ann Landers: I've really gotten myself into a mess. I'm a 16-year-old girl who is having sex with my boyfriend, who is 18. I'll call him "Ed."I'm what you'd call a nice girl, I think. I don't smoke or do drugs or any of that stuff. My grades are...
Growing Young Scientists Find Gene That May Help to Slow Aging Process
Scientists have taken the first step toward unlocking genetic mysteries of aging, discovering a gene that one day might lead to treatments for - or even slowing of - diseases that hit the elderly.The gene causes Werner's syndrome, which turns the hair...
Holtgrieve: Out of Gallery into Game
Jim Holtgrieve is proof positive lightning does strike twice in the same place. It struck him for the second time on Thursday morning at Augusta National.Holtgrieve, a St. Louis resident and longtime amateur golf standout, was outside the first tee,...
Humane Society Announces an Expansion of Facilities
The Humane Society of Missouri announced Thursday that it would renovate an empty building across the street for a headquarters.The new address will be 1201 Macklind Avenue, due west of the agency's current site at 1210 Macklind Avenue.The move will...
Intriguing Letter Put Me on Trail of Unabomber
SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, I received a long and rambling letter from a local woman who had just read a magazine story about the Unabomber.She said she thought she might know who the elusive bomber was.I casually read the letter, waiting to come to the part...
Israelis Launch First Attacks on Beirut since '82 Invasion
Israeli planes and helicopters lashed out at Hezbollah in Lebanon Thursday, bombing coastal roads and suspected guerrilla strongholds in the south and staging the first attack on Beirut since 1982.At least five people, including a civilian and a Lebanese...
Jesse Jackson Urges Voter Participation in Illinois Freedom Tour
Jesse Jackson will lead an Illinois Freedom Tour next week, with a rally in East St. Louis on Tuesday, as the first leg of a national campaign to register and educate voters.As the bus tour rolls along, Jackson and his National Rainbow Coalition and...
Jones Staff Rejecting Merrill's Advances
The Edward Jones brokerage says Merrill Lynch is trying - and failing - to raid its brokers.fJones says Merrill recruited 15 of its brokers in the past year, after making offers to nearly all 3,300 of them.In the meantime, Jones says it has hired 10...
Juco Swingman Commits to Mu
The University of Missouri basketball team received its first letter-of-intent from the spring signing period and its third overall Thursday. Tyron Lee, a 6-foot-6 swingman from Wabash Valley (Ill.) Junior College, signed with the Tigers.Lee was rated...
Kaczynski Harassed Woman, Sources Say Brother Fired Unabomber Suspect from '78 Job
Within months of the first Unabomb explosion in a Chicago suburb, Theodore Kaczynski was fired by his brother for harassing a female supervisor at a factory where they worked in a different suburb, sources close to the investigation say.FBI agents followed...
Keeping Up with TV Is Numbers Game
WHEN I was 6, the only numbers that mattered were 2, 4, 5 and 9.Then along came Channel 11. That was OK, too, although the picture was a little snowy at first.Channel 30 was next, and along with it came the brave new world of UHF. Had to have a funny...
Kratzer, Lions' Staff to Coach in Classic
Lindenwood College football coach Dan Kratzer and four members of his coaching staff are spending the weekend in Louisville. But it's no vacation.The Lindenwood staff will be serving as coaches for the Blue Squad in the 7 p.m. game Saturday at Cardinals...
Lakes
LAKESBaldwin: Normal level. One unit is running. Hybrid stripers: Fair in the afternoons at the hot water outlet. Anglers are using jigs, spoons and heavy spinners. Bluegill: Fair to good on wax worms from the north levee. Catfish: Fair to good on bait...
Lawmakers' per Diem Is Too Paltry, Some Say
One legislator sleeps in his office and showers at the Y. Others share cheap apartments with four or five colleagues. Still others rely on discounted rates at no-frills hotels.Those are some of the ways that legislators live on $35 a day - a per diem...
Legality Questioned of Shop That Offers Permanent Cosmetics
John Hick says he isn't in the tattoo business. That business is illegal in St. Charles.A registered nurse, Hick operates a new shop that offers permanent cosmetics, such as lip color, eyebrows and eyeliners."It's real popular with all kinds of folks,...
Line-Item Veto Won't End Political Pork
The hoopla accompanying Tuesday's signing of the Line-Item Veto Act included predictions that the legislation will bring about momentous changes.Some celebrated because they believe that the president will, at long last, have a powerful and badly needed...
Madison County Rejects Fake Court's Papers Group Seeks to Set Up Own Justice System
Madison County is refusing to accept legal-looking documents - including liens seeking millions of dollars from an attorney, a bank and its president in Highland - submitted by a group trying to set up its own court system.But Madison County State's...
Master Detector of Lies Teaches Course on Topic
Don't tell lies to Dr. Saul Boyarsky. For more than 35 years, he has been tracking the fine art of public fibbing, and he is hard to fool. Boyarsky, of St. Louis, is a doctor, a medical researcher, a lawyer and a teacher. Whatever hat he wears, he's...
Missouri Democrats Pick Delegates State Party Members Get Formal Chance to Back Clinton's Re-Election
Missouri Democrats have chosen 53 percent of the delegates they will send to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago to nominate President Bill Clinton for re-election.Party members who had been selected at caucuses last month gathered Thursday...
Morning Briefing
GM Will Close Some Delphi Parts PlantsGeneral Motors Corp. told workers Thursday that it would pull out of five Delphi auto parts plants in Michigan and Georgia and in Ontario, Canada, that the company said weren't competitive.GM said it would sell three...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
When a minor-league baseball team chooses a nickname like the Boll Weevils, it makes you wonder what suggestions were rejected.In the case of the Piedmont (N.C.) Boll Weevils, the names that failed to make the cut include the Towels, the Cannons and...
Mourning Returns to Sting Hornets
Alonzo Mourning came back to haunt Charlotte on Wednesday night by leading Miami to a 116-95 victory over the Hornets, the team the Heat is trying to overtake for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.In his first appearance at the Charlotte Coliseum...
Mouton's 11th-Inning Clout Halts Rangers' String
Lyle Mouton hit a three-run homer with one out in 11th inning Thursday, giving the Chicago White Sox an 8-5 victory and sending the Texas Rangers to their first loss of the season.Will Clark put Texas ahead 5-4 with a 10th-inning homer off Matt Karc...
Mouton's Homer in 11th Breaks Rangers' String
Lyle Mouton hit a three-run homer with one out in 11th inning Thursday, giving the Chicago White Sox an 8-5 victory and sending the Texas Rangers to their first loss of the season.Will Clark put Texas ahead 5-4 with a 10th-inning homer off Matt Kar chner,...
New Cardinals Make Phillies Pay
Two days before Christmas and only 24 hours after the new Cardinals' ownership group had agreed to shell out $150 million to buy the team and assorted properties, it dug into the vault and expended $33.1 million on free-agents Ron Gant and Andy Benes.Those...
New Loan Allegation at Whitewater Trial
David Hale wrapped up nine days on the stand Thursday in the Whitewater trial while the defense accused him of spinning a web of lies around President Bill Clinton and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker.In a parting shot, Hale leveled a new allegation against...
November Election Will Be Pivotal for Future of U.S. Unions
With the fall's presidential choices having for the most part clarified themselves early and an up-for-grabs campaign looming, organized labor finds itself just about where it hoped to be this spring.Which brings to mind the old saying about being careful...
Obituaries
John H. StockJohn Herbert Stock, 76, of St. Charles, died Thursday (April 11, 1996) at his home.Mr. Stock was a former executive at an oil company in St. Charles. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Baue Funeral Home, 620 Jefferson Street, St....
Ozzie on 15-Day Dl; Holbert Is Called Up
The Cardinals' controversial shortstop situation will have an easy solution for the next two weeks. Royce Clayton will be the unquestioned starter - he has started all but one game, anyway - as Ozzie Smith rests his sore hamstring on the 15-day disabled...
People
SPIKE LEE is in Nashville, Tenn., shooting scenes for a movie, "Get on the Bus" - about a cross-country journey by 20 black men to the Million Man March.He took time out this week to visit Fisk University, where he urged a group of black students to...
Plane `Went Right into the Ground' Child Pilot Seeking Record Dies with Father, Instructor
In the last minutes of her life, an excited Jessica Dubroff talked to her mother from the cockpit of the plane she had hoped would carry her to a record as the youngest pilot to cross America."Do you hear the rain?" the 7-year-old girl asked. "Do you...
Plane `Went Straight into the Ground' Child Pilot Seeking Record Dies with Father, Instructor
Thursday morning, an excited Jessica Dubroff talked to her mother on a cellular phone from the cockpit of the plane she had hoped would carry her to a record as the youngest pilot to cross America."Do you hear the rain?" the 7-year-old girl asked. "Do...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:BANK ROBBERIESAlton: Police and the FBI are looking for a man who held up a branch...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:BANK ROBBERIESAlton: Police and the FBI are looking for a man who held up a branch of the Bank...
Police Story: Mayor's Mother vs. Parking Tickets
A St. Louis police officer is being called on the carpet after writing a story in a police association newspaper about how the mother of Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has her parking tickets torn up.The officer, Patrick Rice, was told to report today to the...
Power Play Investors Pulling the Plug on Utility Funds
Utility funds were among the poorest-performing mutual funds in the first quarter, hit by the same surge in interest rates that sent the stock market reeling.Analysts say fears of another rate increase should continue to depress the utility sector.Utility...
President Recycles Pension Reforms Plan Helps Saving for Retirement
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON proposed steps Thursday designed to make pensions more widely available and portable, recycling broadly popular ideas in an election-year appeal to the anxious classes.Clinton called for legislation that would:Make it easier for...
Probert's Goals Help 'Hawks Top Leafs
Bob Probert scored two goals to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to a 5-2 victory over Toronto on Thursday night, dimming the Maple Leafs' hopes for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.The Blackhawks had fallen behind 2-1 only 17 seconds...
Retail Sales Spruce Up in Spring Edison Bros., May Co. Do Well during Easter
Edison Brothers Stores Inc. reported some rare good news Thursday: Sales for stores open more than a year increased 4.2 percent for the five weeks that ended April 6.These figures, known as same-store sales, are considered key indicators of a retailer's...
Retiree Warns Elderly of Telemarket Fraud Former Factory Worker Learned Hard Way
Ron Perryman, who worked at a glass factory in Crystal City, anticipated spending his retirement taking trips with his wife. What the couple got was shattered plans from a fraudulent telemarketer.Perryman, 65, and living now in Farmington, Mo., acknowledged...
River City Broadcasting Is Sold Baltimore Company Pays More Than $1 Billion for Barry Baker's Start-Up
River City Broadcasting L.P. of St. Louis has agreed to merge with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. of Baltimore in a $1.2 billion deal that will rocket St. Louis media mogul Barry Baker into the broadcasting world's upper echelons.The deal, if approved...
See Frank Rock, See Jonny Fall
FRANK BLACK/JONNY POLONSKYThe Galaxy, Wednesday, April 10WEDNESDAY NIGHT at the Galaxy was a sharp study in contrasts between headliner Frank Black and opening act Jonny Polonsky. It was a tale of the pro and the neophyte. Let's start with the pro. Frank...
Senate Votes Down Move to Give Clerk More Control
An attempt to give St. Louis Circuit Clerk Mavis Thompson complete control over her office budget was hooted down Thursday in the Missouri Senate."This is horrible," said Sen. John Schneider, D-Florissant, when an amendment was offered to shift control...
Shark Warning Goes Up at Masters Norman's 63 Ties Record
Hard and fast are two words often associated with the grounds at Augusta National Golf Club. With fairways trimmed to Army standards and greens hard as day-old biscuits, the Masters is an annual exercise in risky business.Hard and fast also are two words...
Some Ozark Grist for the Travel Mill
In the previous century, water-powered grist mills were the center of society in the Ozarks. This week old mills are the heart our Outdoor Adventure.We're going to visit five, all within a 20-mile radius, in the prettiest part of the Missouri Ozarks.Where:...
Soured Friendship Cited in Killing at University Slain Gop Activist Was Once Close with Suspect
Rex Chao and Robert Harwood were exceptional students at Johns Hopkins University, activists in the campus Republican club, and friends.But when Chao ended the friendship last year, Harwood began making harassing phone calls to him. On Wednesday night,...
Sports Shorts
Nebraska's Phillips Impresses RavensArt Modell never had any doubt about Lawrence Phillips' ability to carry the football. He did, however, wonder whether the Nebraska running back could adequately carry himself off the field.Modell is now all but convinced...
Sports Shorts
Nebraska's Phillips Impresses RavensArt Modell never had any doubt about Lawrence Phillips' ability to carry the football. He did, however, wonder whether the Nebraska running back could adequately carry himself off the field.Modell is now all but convinced...
Spring Beauties
RINTMARKET - the annual sale and show of works of art on paper - blooms here in the spring, regular as daffodils on road shoulders and crocuses on the sunny side of the street.Like those flowers, some of the wares that are brought out for consideration...
State Legislators' per Diem Is Too Paltry, Some Argue
One legislator sleeps in his office and showers at the Y. Others share cheap apartments with four or five colleagues. Still others rely on discounted rates at no-frills hotels.Those are some of the ways that legislators live on $35 a day - a per diem...
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