St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 11, 1997

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$1 Million Loan Would Help State Fix Interchange Money Would Pay Firm to Design Improvements
The St. Charles City Council is considering lending the Missouri Department of Transportation $1 million to design major improvements to the Interstate 70-First Capitol Drive interchange.The council introduced a bill in a special meeting Tuesday to lend...
2-Star General Reprimanded in Harassment at Aberdeen Army to Stress Ethics in Extra Basic Training
The Army has reprimanded the two-star general who headed the training base at the center of the service's most serious sexual harassment scandal, officials said Wednesday.Officials also said the Army plans to add a week to basic training to stress ethics...
2-Star General Reprimanded in Harassment Case
The Army has reprimanded the two-star general who headed the training base at the center of the service's most serious sexual harassment scandal, officials said Wednesday.Maj. Gen. Robert Shadley, former commander of the U.S. Army Ordnance Center in...
A 90's Kind of Guy a New Captain Kangaroo Brings the Classic Back to TV
WITH a stout build and hearty laugh, he looks and sounds a lot like a black-bearded Santa Claus.But after being chosen as "The All New Captain Kangaroo," which will premiere in syndication on nearly 150 stations this month (the debut is at 6 a.m. Saturday...
Abortion Procedure Survives as Senate Backs Carnahan Missouri Senate One Vote Short in Attempt to Override Veto
Gov. Mel Carnahan survived an attempt Wednesday to override his veto when the Senate fell one vote short of enacting a bill to ban a late-term abortion procedure.By a vote of 22-12, the Senate rejected a call by Sen. Peter Kinder, R-Cape Girardeau, to...
Albright Reproves Both Sides in Mideast 1 Told to Crack Down, Another to Loosen Up
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright urged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Wednesday to crack down on terrorists before expecting any tradeoffs with Israel.But Albright also told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that peacemaking required...
Aldermen Withdraw School Proposal Different Site Urged for At-Risk Students
Citing heavy opposition, Riverview Gardens Superintendent Chris Wright asked the Bellefontaine Neighbors Board of Aldermen to withdraw a proposal to allow an alternative school to open in the Bissell Hills Shopping Center.The board voted unanimously...
All City Parks Deserve Support
Mayor Clarence Harmon and Forest Park Forever have sealed a welcome deal to raise $86 million to renovate Forest Park over eight years. This public-private venture should be a model for a citywide initiative to protect the remaining 103 parks.The city...
All That Jazz No One's Quite Sure Why, but It Seems the Jazz Scene Here Is Cooking
It's 8:30 on a Monday night -- not exactly a night known to offer a hot time in St. Louis. But at the downtown nightclub known as BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, the action is just beginning. The 20 or so tables are swollen with jazz enthusiasts bobbing their...
Alternative Video of Misfits and Machines Three New Videos Challenge the Mind
When was the last time you visited an art museum? The video company First Run Features is betting that it's been a while, but it also wagers that television addicts haven't totally surrendered their natural curiosity to the mind-numbing assault of MTV...
A New Battle for Jerusalem
This generation's battle for Jerusalem has begun. With two attacks on Israeli civilians punctuated by the public "kiss of death" bestowed by Yasser Arafat on a terrorist leader, militant Arabs have shown that they intend to make Jerusalem their capital...
Around the Links
PGA TOURCVS Charity Classic* Site: Sutton, Mass. * Schedule: Today-Sunday. * Course: Pleasant Valley Country Club (7,110 yards, par 71). * Purse: $1.2 million. * Winner's Share: $216,000. * Television: The Golf Channel (Today-Friday, 2-4:30 p.m. and...
Ashburn Had Ability to Amaze on Field
Maje McDonnell can take one back to almost the beginning of Richie Ashburn's baseball career, and relate a story he still finds amazing.Billy Williams can take one back to almost the end, and relate a story he still finds hilarious.On the day the news...
At the Movies
Guy with brains?First you have to buy the premise: That anyone, especially a New Yorker, would guess that GWM means "guy with money." For those who make that leap, however, "Kiss Me Guido" proves to be a charming if slight comedy about what happens when...
At&t Wireless Wins OK to Install Antenna on Sprint Tower
The Cottleville Board of Alderman approved a permit last week allowing AT&T Wireless PCS Inc. to install an antenna platform on the Sprint tower off Wiess Road.Sprint erected the 150-foot, multi-user tower last fall. The tower can carry up to three antennas....
Autumn Gardens Offer Blend of Variety, Rich Colors
Autumn gardens have been ignored in the past, but now more attention is being paid to the plants that bloom in the fall of the year. This was the message of Christine Fuerhoff and was illustrated by color slides of her own garden in her program at the...
A Whole New Game Michael Douglas Teams Up with Sean Penn for an Action-Thriller
`This is an interesting, sadistic place to put a movie star," the director David Fincher said with a chuckle as he prepared for a scene that required his leading man, Michael Douglas, to be doused with 1,000 gallons of water.The scene, filmed last winter,...
Bare Necessity? the Miss America Pageant Is All about Scholarship - and Swimsuits
THE Miss America Pageant, the party line goes, isn't a beauty contest. It's a scholarship competition.OK, so this year it's a scholarship competition with belly buttons.Contestants have already gathered in Atlantic City, N.J., for Saturday's festivities,...
Best Bets
Prodigal starsWhat is it about St. Louis that sends its talented offspring fleeing in the opposite direction? Sheryl Crow, the Grammy-winning, Tommy Hilfiger-wearing pop queen, abandoned her teaching gig here for the sunny coasts of California. Jeff...
Bevo Days Are Here Again Tradition Rules the Annual Neighborhood Fair
A word to the traditionalists in our midsts: Everything will be the same at this year's Bevo Day. Well, almost everything.There's one small change: For the first time, no cash will be accepted for items purchased at the fair. All those great brews and...
Bill on Requirements Postponed Measure Would Affect Developments of More Than Five Acres
The Creve Coeur City Council on Monday night indefinitely delayed a bill to require developers of more than five acres to install access roads, sidewalks, parks and open space or take other steps to reduce the effect of their projects on nearby areas.The...
Board Ponders Shortage of Teaching Assistants Hiring Aides May Ease Problems, Provide `Flexibility,' Official Says
Because the Hazelwood School District is short on applicants for teaching assistants, it may begin hiring aides, who do not need teaching degrees to help in the classrooms.The Hazelwood School Board approved a new full-time job, to be called building...
Bodies of Work Hollywood's Leading Men Have Become as Obsessed with Their Bodies as Their Female Counterparts
There was an amusing alignment in the movie schedule that saw the near-simultaneous release of "The Full Monty" and "Cop Land." Not that the movies are alike; the former is a British working-class comedy about unemployed steelworkers making a quick pound...
Botanical Garden Stops Shooting Nuisance Animals
Ever wonder how the Missouri Botanical Garden controlled the squirrels, rabbits and raccoons that can be a nuisance for any gardener or homeowner?An employee killed them with a pellet gun on early morning patrols before the gates opened to the public.At...
Briefs
CALIFORNIANegotiators Close To Ending Transit StrikeNegotiators reported Wednesday they were close to an agreement that could end the 4-day-old San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit strike. Holding two fingers about an inch apart, BART spokesman Mike...
Briefs/nation/world
CALIFORNIANegotiations Break Off In Transit StrikeNegotiators for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system walked out of the bargaining session with the transit workers union Wednesday afternoon, dashing hopes for an early end to the 4-day-old...
Bruised but Blameless, Wife Must Leave Abuser
Dear Abby: A couple of days ago, my husband and I got into an argument. It led to fussing, yelling and cursing each other in front of our 8-month-old baby.When I thought the worst was over, he pushed me down, grabbed me by the ankles and dragged me over...
Burgess Meredith, Actor for 60 Years, Is Dead at Age 89
Burgess Meredith, the versatile, raspy-voiced actor whose film roles over 60 years included the fated hero in "Winterset," the tragic caretaker in "Of Mice and Men" and the crusty boxing manager in "Rocky," died Tuesday (Sept. 9, 1997) at his home in...
Chainsaw Al's Revenge
A contract is a contract according to Albert J. Dunlap, chairman of the Sunbeam Corp. Armed with this hard-headed notion, he has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Chicago to compel the American Medical Association to honor its agreement with Sunbeam...
City Clerk Chosen; May Start Work by End of Month
The St. Peters Board of Aldermen has chosen Melinda "Moe" Kwiatkowski as city clerk, and she could be aboard by the end of the month, City Administrator Bill Charnisky says.Kwiatkowski, who lives in the McClay Valley subdivision in the 4th Ward of St....
Collins Works out, Might Play Sunday
Kerry Collins resumed working out with the Carolina Panthers' first-team offense on Wednesday, increasing the possibility of him playing Sunday against San Diego. Collins, whose jaw was fractured in two places by a hit from Denver linebacker Bill Romanowski...
Copy Machine Contract Sets off Brouhaha over Bidding 2 Companies Say That Xerox Was Given Special Treatment
A new copy machine contract had the Rockwood School Board trying to please everyone, but two of the bidding companies say they are disappointed with the process and accused Rockwood of excluding other companies and unfairly favoring Xerox Corp.The board...
Council Moves Forward with 5 `Hotel' Bills Special-Financing Plan Draws Fire from 2 Council Members
The Creve Coeur City Council on Monday night advanced five bills to approve construction of a six-story hotel on the Ballas Road Extension and provide special financing for the project.But supporters were short one vote needed to pass bills on the special...
Council Oks Buying 119 Acres-The Collins Tract
The Arnold City Council has approved the purchase of the land known as the Collins Tract. The decision makes official the results of a vote by residents on Aug. 5.Arnold will buy the 119 acres from The Trust for Public Land and the nonprofit California...
Council Puts Proposal for Condominium Complex on Hold, Again
For the second time, the University City Council has postponed a plan to build a condominium complex at 501-515 North and South Road. Council members want to allow the developer to address the council's concerns and submit a revised site plan.The council...
Day by Day
TODAYMOSAICS FESTIVAL - Artists from across the country will exhibit and sell their work at MOsaics, Missouri's Festival for the Arts, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on North Main Street, St. Charles. Culinary arts in an outdoor cafe setting and street entertainment...
Day Honors Mother Teresa's Calling
Mother Teresa's admirers and followers gathered around her body as it lay in state Wednesday to celebrate her "inspiration day" - the time she said she heard a call from God, 51 years ago, to the path of sacrifice and service to the poor.Close associates...
Debit Cards Provide Benefits for Merchants, Not Consumers
Q: I heard an ad for a debit card that said it's a faster way to buy things. Is that true?A: That's one of the silliest ads I've ever heard. The only thing a debit card is faster at is taking money out of your bank account.A debit card is linked directly...
Despite FDA Inquiry, Women Opting for Procedure
A GLANCE AT the numbers tells the story.About 100,000 women got breast implants in 1990. That plummeted to 32,600 in 1992, the year the Food and Drug Administration imposed a freeze on silicone gel-filled breast implants because of health and safety...
Diana's Auctioned Dresses Are Expected to Soar in Value
THE OWNER OF one of Princess Diana's dresses got so many calls of sympathy last week "it was like someone in our family died," said Don Brown, a retailer in Fremont, Calif.Then there was Romance Classics cable channel, which decided to cancel its "A...
Diana's Driver Took Prozac, Test Reveals
A fresh test found the antidepressant drug Prozac in the blood of the driver for Princess Diana, prosecutors said Wednesday. The test also confirmed high levels of alcohol in the driver's blood.The test of driver Henri Paul found fluoxetine - the antidepressant...
Eckersley Mistake Leaves Park, Takes Save with It
Dennis Eckersley suffered his seventh blown save Wednesday when he allowed a ninth-inning homer to Stan Javier of the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals would go on to lose, 7-6 in 10 innings.Eckersley, who is 34 for 41 in save opportunities this season,...
Envoy Visits Site of Capture Vietnam War Veteran Hopes to 'Bridge Pain'
U.S. Ambassador Pete Peterson visited the site where he was captured by villagers after his Navy fighter plane was shot down in the Vietnam War.Mobbed by a throng of excited children, Peterson strolled through the dusty lanes of this hamlet to meet two...
Esophageal Achalasia, Schatzki"s Ring No Kin
Dear Dr. Donohue: You mentioned achalasia in a recent column. I wonder if this is the same as Schatzki's ring. The doctor saw the ring close when he gave me a pill to swallow. It stuck, and the doctor could see it on the X-ray.Can you explain whether...
Events Listings
Something specialEffingham Transportation Celebration, 5-10 tonight, 4-11 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Village Square and K-Square Outlet malls, Effingham, Ill., 217-342-4147. Highlights include hot air balloon race...
Ex-Agriculture Secretary Pleads Innocent
Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy pleaded innocent Wednesday to criminal charges of accepting $35,000 in sports tickets, travel and lodging from companies regulated by the Agriculture Department."Through this trial, the public will now hear my side...
Ex-Officer Admits Assault on Biko Nervous South African Is Pleading for Amnesty
Police officers slammed Steve Biko's head into a wall, chained him crucifixion style to a gate for 24 hours and then lied about his death, one of the officers admitted Wednesday.The officer, Col. Harold Snyman, squirmed, stammered and looked anywher...
Fairview Heights Considers Ban on Roadside Solicitation
What do a fez, a firefighter's boots and an Elk have in common?All three may soon become extinct at intersections in Fairview Heights.The City Council is considering banning roadside soliciting in the city for safety reasons. Police Chief Roger Richards...
FBI `in Great Shape,' Freeh Says with Image Restored, Director Announces He Plans to Stay on Job
FBI Director Louis Freeh declared his agency "in great shape" Wednesday despite a recent spate of public relations embarrassments, and he said he had no plans to step down from his job.Timothy McVeigh's conviction for the Oklahoma City bombing, the capture...
Fine Arts - Listings
Major museums and exhibitsSt. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 257. In Gallery 120: "Hark Heraldry!" the history of heraldry from feudal pageantry to family prestige (through Oct. 19). In Gallery 100: "The Art of Embroidery...
Fine Arts - Listings
Theater listingsThe Non-Prophet Militant Bingo Propaganda Machine, St. Marcus Theater, 2012 Russell Boulevard, 618-344-6301 or 314-351-0365. 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $6-$9, selected by random draw. Sketch comedy presented by the Non-Prophet Theatre...
Fine Arts Listings
AuditionsAct II: "On Golden Pond," 7 tonight at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, 3960 Mexico Road. 3 men, 2 women, 1 boy, age 12-15. 561-3779 or 928-1962.St. Charles County Youth Orchestra: Auditions by appointment for new members Friday and Sunday...
Fire Board Urged to Switch Dispatching
Nick Kellar, the former board chairman of the Cottleville Fire Protection District, challenged the current board Tuesday night to rejoin St. Charles County's dispatching department under a new management framework.The Cottleville district was one of...
Flap over Alderman's Impeachment Heating Up Hearing Set; Corbett's Attorney Seeking to Disqualify Some Officials
The Peerless Park Board of Aldermen has begun impeaching Alderman Mary Corbett, 1st Ward. But Corbett and her attorney say that the board's action is illegal and that they plan to disqualify several officials from taking part in the impeachment.The board...
Followers of Princess Diana Saw Shy Girl Grow into Woman with Confident Sense of Style
AS THE MOURNING for Princess Diana continues, it's tempting to try to find significance in everything she ever did, said or wore.Her clothes, however, are beginning to seem like the least important aspect of her life.Why did we spend so much time poring...
Fox Offerings Tonight Are Mix of Good, Bad
NEW from Fox tonight: a drama that's not as good as it ought to be, and a comedy that's not as bad as it might be.The drama is the well-meaning (but often trite and preachy) "413 Hope St." (8 p.m. on Channel 2), created by Damon Wayans and set in a teen...
Free Pickup of Yard Waste Will Begin Next April
St. Charles residents will have free weekly yard-waste collection beginning in April next year.The City Council decided Tuesday to enter an agreement with Midwest Waste, formerly Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc., for once-a-week collection of yard waste such...
Fuhr Arrives 7 Pounds Overweight Blues Goaltender Says He'll Be Trimmed Down `by Time Camp Is Over'
Ask a Blues staffer about goalie Grant Fuhr's fitness level, and you'll get a two-word answer: "It's OK."Just OK?"Is this on or off the record?" Pose the same question to coach Joel Quenneville, and you'll get another diplomatic two-word answer. "It's...
Gac about to Become Two Leagues in One
The growth of the Gateway Athletic Conference has forced a split into two divisions for the 1998 football season.The debut of a varsity team at Francis Howell Central next season has prompted officials to devise two, five-school divisions that are expected...
Get Out
Today we begin a daily feature that offers the best bets for interesting activities around town. For a complete listing of arts and entertainment in the St. Louis area, see today's Get Out.Jazzing It UpThis is a big week for jazz in St. Louis. Legendary...
Getting Rid of Pesky Wildlife Isn't Easy for Urban Residents
Mike Arduser can sympathize with Jonathan Kleinbard of the Missouri Botanical Garden.Arduser is an urban wildlife biologist at the Department of Conservation's Powder Valley Nature Center in Kirkwood. He spends much of his time searching for a peaceful...
Group Home for Children Rejected
A proposed group home to be operated by Boys Hope/Girls Hope in an historic area of Kirkwood was turned down unanimously by the City Council last week to the delight of about 25 opponents from the neighborhood.However, it was unclear after the vote whether...
Hale-Bopp Leaving Fingerprints in Sky
AS COMET Hale-Bopp fades into memory, the prospects for astronomers studying it are brightening.The Great Comet of 1997 is giving researchers an unprecedented look at the biggest known icy visitor from the outer solar system.As Hale-Bopp sails away from...
Harmon Changes Stance on Threat to Sansone Group Says It's Making No Profit on Famous-Barr Site
Mayor Clarence Harmon backed off Wednesday from his threat to bar a major developer from future city projects until it redevelops the old Famous-Barr Southtown site.A Harmon spokesman said the mayor changed his position after the Sansone Group of Clayton...
Harmon Goes to Washington to Do Important Work of Art
WORKS OF ART: Bravo to St. Louis Mayor Clarence Harmon, a longtime patron of the St. Louis Symph and the Black Rep, who was in Washington on Wednesday afternoon to join dozens of other mayors opposing major financial cuts to the besieged National Endowment...
Health News
WOMEN'S HEALTHHeart Disease, Stroke Lead Causes Of DeathAlthough they probably do not realize it, American women are more likely to die from heart disease and stroke than any other cause, the American Heart Association said Tuesday. Women tend to think...
Hear It Live
Anybody in the mood?The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7 p.m. Sunday at The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Avenue There's renewed interest in Miller's legacy in the wake of a recent German newspaper report that the legendary bandleader died of a heart attack in the...
Help Yourself!
GuidelinesSelection of Help Yourself! questions is based on brevity, clarity, variety and suitability.Send your question or answer, including your name, address and phone number and, if providing an answer, the date on which the question appeared to:...
Heyward Paying Small Dividend So Far Lack of Carries, Weight He Carries Both Called Factor
Craig Heyward may not be in Dick Vermeil's doghouse. But it looks like he's perched on the front step.When it came to carrying the ball Sunday against San Francisco, the Rams had an Ironhead-free running game. That is, zero carries.Heyward was the Rams'...
Homefront: Modern Rock St. Louis Goes Pop Two Local Bands Show They Know the Value of a Good Hook
CD release partyWhen the pop revolution finally comes to St. Louis (and it will), the Columbia, Mo. band called Colony will preside over the Ministry of Culture.Colony's self-titled 1996 CD documented the unfashionable sweetness of the band's songwriting,...
House Rips Up Economic Bill Changes Doomed, Key Lawmaker Says
Key House members and lobbyists began rewriting an economic development bill on Wednesday, jettisoning changes made by the Senate.A hearing on the bill is scheduled in the House today. The full House should debate it later today."Virtually all the Senate...
How to Cool Friendship: Cousin's Run at Her Hub
Dear Ann Landers: I am in my mid-50s and have been reading your column for several years. If anyone had told me I would be writing to you one day, I would have said she was crazy. Well, here I am.My cousin, "Mary," and I grew up together and have been...
Hybrid Pop Technology Is What Makes Mini-Car Tick
Small is big at this year's International Auto Show, as traditional German car makers turn their technology to making more compact, environmentally friendly cars.Smart, the bright, urban mini-car that looks like it drove right out of the Internet, made...
Illinois Students Trail Many in Other Nations
Illinois eighth-graders lag a year behind their counterparts in more than two dozen countries when it comes to learning math and science, according to test results some educators say point to a need for curriculum reform.The Illinois results of the Third...
Inside Prep Sports
HONOR ROLLSome of the top performances by area high school athletes in the last week:* Football Ritenour's Rick Shelton rushed for 252 yards on 38 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 34-26 win over University City. James Padgett scored five TDs,...
Irons in the Fire: Metal Artistry Makes a Comeback
SAY THE PHRASE "wrought iron," and you might conjure up images from today's burgeoning marketplace of black metal furnishings: Paper-shaded lamps with spare, curved bases. Benches with tapered legs and perforated seats. Simple footed stands for shallow...
Judge Wapner Hands off Gavel to Former NYC Mayor
IN JUDGING Monday's premiere of the refurbished syndicated series "The People's Court" - the one with former New York City mayor Ed Koch donning the robes once worn by Judge Wapner - I find for the new host.Koch has found a job that suits him just fine...
Keeping Balance Circus Flora Backs Funding for Arts
Republicans bent on eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts may not have reckoned on Circus Flora, the family-style traditional circus from St. Louis.It brought its flashy aerialists, daring acrobats and winsome ways to Washington just as Congress...
Kids Listings
Story Time, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. today, Barnes & Noble, 11952 Manchester Road. Sing stories with Vicki: "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," and "Oh Where, Oh Where, Has my Little Dog Gone." Free.The Honey Buzz, 4 p.m. today, Storybook Castle, Olive...
Lawmakers Use Audit to Attack Director
The head of the state agency that hears complaints against doctors came under attack Wednesday from lawmakers over her six-year tenure, including keeping a convicted perjurer in a key post."I am wondering who is in charge, who is calling the shots, what...
Legislature Seeks Fair Opportunity for All Missouri Students
This fall the Missouri Senate and House of Representatives will take on what is the most challenging and probably the most important issue facing the people of Missouri. A joint committee is charged with facilitating the end of court-ordered desegregation...
Listen -- Love Is in the Air the Grandel Theatre Cabaret Returns This Week
Nature has generously granted us a few aphrodisiacs -- the sweet scent of spring, the smack of luscious strawberries and the tender sound of the human voice crooning Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. The season for the first two may have...
Long Ball Helps Cardinals Overcome Shortcomings Three Home Runs Help Extend Dominance over San Francisco 5-3
Manny Aybar beat the San Francisco Giants in spite of himself Tuesday night.The Cardinals rookie committed two errors and also a balk, leading to all three San Francisco runs.But Ray Lankford's homer started a two-run rally in the seventh, and in the...
Louisville's Redman Faces Illinois and a Lot of `What Ifs?' Quarterback Was Briefly in Illini Fold Two Years Ago
For sophomore Chris Redman, the coach made the difference. Sure, the high school quarterback wanted to play for a great football school at a great academic institution in a super city. But, more than anything else, his heart always followed the coach.There...
Low-Cost Sun/wind Screen Improves Old Patio Door
Q: I can't afford a new patio door, but I need to find a low-cost, do-it-yourself way to block the sun in the summer and cold drafts in the winter. How best can I do this? - F.A.A: An old leaky patio door is about the biggest year-around energy waster...
Map Will Identify Plants That Can't Take Heat
A NEW TOOL for gardeners is making its debut. It's not a digger or sprayer, but its creators hope it will make gardening more successful, particularly in the South.It's the American Horticultural Society's Plant Heat-Zone Map. The new map is the warm-weather...
Matt Morrison Is Home to Stay
Matt Morrison, his wife Francie Broderick and their two children, Matthew and Katie, are about to get back something very valuable: their living room.They'll be able to pack away the T-shirts, the fax machine, the copier, all the office supplies that...
Mexican Arrested in St. Louis in Kidnapping South of Border
Federal authorities in St. Louis are holding a Mexican man accused of kidnapping a college student from a prominent family and of planning to ask $1 million in ransom for her.Mexican officials are expected to seek to extradite Fernando Ponce, 25, of...
Milk Co-Op Vote Set for Farmers
Dairy farmers in 42 states will decide this fall whether to join a mega-cooperative that would market and process more than a fifth of the nation's milk supply next year.Leaders of four large milk cooperatives agreed Wednesday to submit the proposed...
Mixed-Sex Dormitories Can Be Enriching Experience for Students
With the school year back upon us, so is the season for campus protests, this time with a twist. Shortly after the fall term began, five Orthodox Jewish students at Yale hired a Washington lawyer and threatened to sue the university. They don't want...
Morning Briefing
TWA Matching Southwest Airlines' `Internet Fares'Trans World Airlines Inc. has matched the discounted "Internet fares" that Southwest Airlines Co. is offering from St. Louis. The move means both airlines are offering fares of $30 to $79 each way on nonstop...
Movies Listings
Continuing featuresAir Bud oo (PG; 1:37): A golden retriever is the only thing that soars in this trite, manipulative, predictable Disney movie about a boy and a dog that becomes the most valuable pooch for a basketball team. (Deborah Peterson) CRESTWOOD,...
Nelson Marks 50th with Birthday Cake, Look at Boone Valley
Larry Nelson has sworn off birthdays. Not having them - just marking them."This is the last one I'm celebrating," Nelson said Wednesday at Boone Valley Golf Course.He turned 50 on Wednesday, became eligible for the PGA Senior Tour and prepared for Friday's...
New Homes Help Neighborhood, Families Down on Their Luck
Four new homes have been built this year in one of the toughest neighborhoods in East St. Louis by a mixed group of private and church-related people who share the belief that the very poor can be boosted out of poverty.The group calls itself the Neighborhood-based...
New Test Finds Diana's Driver Badly Impaired
A fresh test found the antidepressant drug Prozac in the blood of the driver for Princess Diana, prosecutors said Wednesday. The test also confirmed high levels of alcohol in the driver's blood.The test of driver Henri Paul found fluoxetine - the antidepressant...
Nixon Proposes Plan to End Busing NAACP Attorney Calls Him State's Top Segregationist
Calling for a public debate on desegregation, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon proposed a plan Wednesday to funnel $304 million into St. Louis Public Schools and end the voluntary busing program in six years.His plan ruffled some of the parties in...
North Route Urged for Metrolink Gateway Council Staff Calls It Less Expensive, More Useful
Go north.That's where the staff at the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council has recommended that the next MetroLink extension should be - north of Forest Park between the West End and Clayton.The staff of the region's transportation planning agency...
North Siders Let Hopeful Side Show at 2004 Hearing
FOLKS IN north St. Louis have a tendency to be skeptical.They've got every right, of course. Over the years they've been promised a lot, but as often as not the promises haven't become reality.Politicians have promised all sorts of things, never to come...
`Not That Big a Deal,' Hull Says, Reporting without New Contract
Two weeks ago, Blues star Brett Hull said he wanted a new contract by the start of training camp. Wednesday, he said starting camp without that contract was "not that big a deal."When will it become a big deal?"You'll find out," Hull said, laughing....
Obscure, Obtuse and Adored Art-Rockers Yo la Tengo May Be Making More Accessible Records, but the Band Is Still Unpredictable in Concert
After more than a decade of touring, Yo La Tengo has plenty of road stories. Here's one that sounds as if it came out of "Spinal Tap." Or maybe "The Twilight Zone."One night about a year ago, the alternative-rock band became angry at the crowd while...
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