St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 8, 1995

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7,000 March in City for Aids `All Walks of Life' Raises $124,000
They carried signs, babies and banners. They pushed tots in strollers and people in wheelchairs. They led dogs on leashes.Participants in "From All Walks of Life" followed St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. and Deanne Lane, newscaster for KSDK-TV, as...
Abduction Leaves Dogtown Residents with Sense of Fear
When more than 20 Major Case Squad detectives fanned out from the corner of Clayton Avenue and Art Hill Place early Sunday evening, they found many residents passing the time on their front stoops.Police now say that two female Washington University...
A Better Way to House the Poor
Demolishing the Darst-Webbe and Vaughn housing projects comes after years of effort by the city to get the Department of Housing and Urban Development to recognize that these projects are replicas of Pruitt-Igoe and need to be torn down. But the strategy...
A-B Helps Red Cross Campaign Get off the Ground
Anheuser-Busch Cos. presented a $1 million check to the American Red Cross to help the relief organization with its first-ever paid advertising campaign. The check was presented last week to Elizabeth Dole, president of the Red Cross."When the Red Cross...
Acf Move `Back Home' Seen as Boon to Area Railcar Firm's Headquarters Returning from Earth City
ACF Industries Inc. will soon move its corporate headquarters from Earth City to St. Charles, where the railcar manufacturer has had a presence since the last century.By the end of January, about 260 full-time office workers will move from rented offices...
Across Europe, Nations Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of V-E Day but Mood Is Darkened by Neo-Nazi Rumblings
Leaders of 54 nations that fought on both sides in World War II signed olive leaves on Sunday in a ceremony of reconciliation marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.In Germany, commemoration of the Allied victory over the Nazis...
Across Europe, V-E Day Is Celebrated
Leaders of 54 nations that fought on both sides in World War II signed olive leaves on Sunday in a ceremony of reconciliation marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.In Germany, commemoration of the Allied victory over the Nazis...
Act of Penance, Act of Egotism
It must happen at every stop along the endless book tour, Robert Strange McNamara's last tour of duty.There must be a Maureen Dunn in every audience, a widow who has waited for a quarter-century to ask this man to say he's sorry for the death of her...
A Half Century after World War Ii, Nationalism Retains Explosive Force
"He had one illusion - France; and one disillusion - mankind, including Frenchmen." - John Maynard Keynes describing Georges Clemenceau, World War I premier of France.Unlike the war in the Pacific, which was to end four months later with the first...
A Landmark Event Week Showcases City's Endangered Buildings
Even if you're not a preservationist, Preservation Week - which starts Friday here and across the country - might be your ticket.Interested in the World's Fair of 1904? Sue Birk Oertli is polishing the glass slides that her father took at the fair for...
Aldermen Mutter, but Approve Mayor's Nominees
O'Fallon Mayor Paul Renaud's first nominees for office drew some complaints last week, but the aldermen approved them.Some aldermen questioned Renaud's choice for treasurer, and three abstained on the vote to fill Renaud's old seat on the board.On Thursday,...
Apple Lovers Share a Most Memorable Cake
THIS CAKE is bursting with apples and nuts.Shirley Luffman of Granite City requested a similar recipe. This comes close - perhaps she can make a few adjustments and create the cake of her memories.Wanda Berkbigler of Perryville and Lorna Lombardi of...
Auto Parts Could Trigger Trade War
Could there really be an international trade war over auto repairs? Could Missouri's $4.7 billion export industry and all its associated employment be in jeopardy?As bizarre as it may sound, the Clinton administration is preparing to retaliate against...
Basketball Meet Moved
They emerge from the underground tunnel into the cavernous, 16,000-seat University of Illinois Assembly Hall with awestruck faces, the cream of the high-school basketball crop, taking the floor in their first state tournament.That sense of wonder was...
B&b Operators Helped Blaze the Tourism Trail
Mike and Barbara Hankins were among the first entrants in one of Ste. Genevieve's leading tourism industries - the B&B, or bed and breakfast operations.The Hankinses are owners of the Southern Hotel on 146 South Third Street."When we first opened, there...
Behind the Wheel Acquisitions, New Markets Drive Growth at Titan
Sparks fly 24 hours a day inside Titan Wheel International Inc.'s sprawling factory on the northeast edge of town.Sparks are flying from the company as well.Its sales surged 170 percent last year, to $407 million, on the strength of acquisitions, new...
Bill and Christy Winkler: Lovers of Greyhounds
Cruelty doesn't diminish the greyhound. The graceful dogs that were favored pets of Egyptian pharaohs and European royalty are docile, lovable and forgiving, says greyhound owner Bill Winkler.More than 40,000 greyhounds a year are over-bred, clubbed...
Blues Rev Up Stanley Steamer High Hopes Check in with 2-1 Win
The Stanley Cup appeared Sunday afternoon at Kiel Center, held aloft by two post-adolescents dressed as the Blues Brothers.Stanley Cup. Blues Brothers. Get it?Who cares that neither the Cup nor the Blues Brothers were real? They were merely symbols.Symbols...
Board Oks Preliminary Budget; $3.4 Million Deficit Anticipated
The University City School Board has approved a preliminary budget for the next school year with a $3.4 million deficit.Such a deficit would reduce the district's operating fund balance for June 30, 1996, to $1.1 million.The district is anticipating...
Board Rejects Plan on Shooting Matches
The Pacific Board of Aldermen has rejected a plan that would have made the aldermen and the mayor responsible for issuing permits to nonprofit organizations for shooting matches.Only the bill's sponsor, Alderman Robert Ward, 2nd Ward, voted in favor...
Briefs
WORLD IRAQ Newspapers Lambaste Turkish President</P><P>Iraq lashed out at Turkish President Suleyman Demirel Sunday as relations between the two neighbors soured over border issues and contacts with Kurdish rebels.</P><P>For...
Business Bulletin Board
OPENINGS</P><P>Twentieth Century Masters Gallery-Brokerage Inc. has opened at 3270 Ivanhoe Avenue. The gallery offers consignment, consultation and evaluation, plus its own reference library. By appointment only. Address: P.O. Box 39477,...
Buyouts Take Some Big Companies out of Play
GenCare Health Systems Inc. was one of the chief casualties of this year's Post-Dispatch 50 rankings.GenCare vanished from the list of the region's top public companies after finishing third and fourth, respectively, in the two previous years.The HMO...
By the Numbers the 50, the 500 Look at Companies Differently
Two lists, two very different strategies.Fortune magazine decided this year to consolidate its lists of 500 industrial companies and 500 service companies into a single Fortune 500 list.Meanwhile, the Post-Dispatch doubled - to 50 - the number of slots...
Calcavecchia Soars with Eagle, Ends Drought
Mark Calcavecchia used an eagle 3 on the 11th hole to pull into contention, then birdied three of the last four holes Sunday to win the $1.3 million BellSouth Classic in Marietta, Ga.Calcavecchia ended a three-year victory drought by closing with a 6-under-par...
Catch of the Day: Flaco's Fish Taco
"Texas Monthly" is one of my favorite magazines. It covers the nation's second-largest state with excellent reporting and splendid writing, and because the Southwest has been the starting place of many American food trends in recent years, it helps me...
Change May Help You Tell When Venture's Too Risky
What's the downside? That's a question more investors ought to ask about their mutual funds, and one more mutual funds ought to be concerned about answering clearly.It's also a question that has captivated the Securities and Exchange Commission of late."The...
Chirac Wins Election in France on 3rd Try Close Race Ends 14 Years of Socialist Government
Jacques Chirac, the conservative mayor of Paris, won France's presidency on his third try, defeating Socialist Lionel Jospin in a runoff Sunday that ends 14 years of Socialist rule.Conservatives already control 80 percent of the seats in parliament,...
Clinton Advisers Urge Sanctions against Japan
President Bill Clinton's economic advisers urged him on Sunday to approve a package of stiff sanctions designed to pry open the Japanese market to U.S. automobiles and auto parts.He got the same advice Saturday from his National Economic Council.U.S....
Coleman Shines in Return as Royals Trip White Sox
Former Cardinal Vince Coleman had a home run, double, stolen base and scored two runs in his first major-league game of the season Sunday to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5.Coleman, who was called up from Class AAA Omaha on...
Coleman Stars in Return as Royals Trip White Sox
Former Cardinal Vince Coleman had a home run, double, stolen base and scored two runs in his first major-league game of the season Sunday to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5.Coleman, who was called up from Class AAA Omaha on...
Comeback King Illinova Turns Loss into Profit; Gardner, Stifel Do the Opposite
Illinova Corp., better known as the parent of Illinois Power, gets credit this year for the biggest turnaround - jumping from a loss of $82 million to a profit of $152 million.It's a giant step, to be sure, although much of that comeback can be traced...
Command Air Performance Biggest Scott Base Show to Commemorate End of Ww II
Scott Air Force Base is planning what may be the biggest air show in its history for July 29 and 30 in a 50th anniversary commemoration of the end of World War II.The keynote attraction will be performances by the Air Force Thunderbirds on both days....
Competition: Electrical Wave of the Future? Consumers, Utility Disagree on Pending Bill
Illinois Power Co. officials say they support a bill that would increase competition among electric utilities in Illinois.That's the wave of the future, they say, and they believe Illinois Power can offer good rates in a more competitive situation.But...
Conspiracy Theory Takes Us Back to Future in O.J. Case
NOTHING NEW ON the O.J. front, except the defense attorneys have widened the conspiracy theory and are implying that either Michael J. Fox or H.G. Wells - somebody with access to a time machine - is involved. According to the Dream Team, security at...
County Seeks to Control Some Road `Fragments'
St. Louis County wants to take control of short stretches of roads in Clayton, Creve Coeur, St. Ann and University City.The changes would make snow removal and maintenance on these roads more efficient, said Don Spencer, assistant director of the county...
Crime Scene: Dogtown, Not Olivette Site of Students' Abduction Mistaken, Police Say
Melissa Gail Aptman pleaded with two men not to harm her after the men abducted her and her girlfriend Friday night in the Dogtown neighborhood.Instead, seconds later, one of the men shot Aptman in the neck.The two women were taken to Jones Park in East...
Cruel Death of a Pig Draws Indignation
Remember the cruel death in Texas of the hog at the Tyler County Fair? I received thousands of letters from outraged readers, and it appears that the repercussions of that inhumane act have taken on a life of their own.Texas Gov. George W. Bush got wind...
Cuddly, Little Wild Animals: Leave Them Alone, Expert Advises
Wildlife lovers should think first before taking home a lonely Bambi or Peter Cottontail they might come across during a walk in the woods, warns the Department of Conservation.As the weather gets warmer, outdoorsy types might come upon wildlife young...
Dressler's Sundrome Causes Heart Covering Inflammation
Dear Dr. Donohue: What is the problem some have after having a heart attack? It has to do with the heart's covering and inflammation there. I have been searching my medical book for it. No luck. My mother went through some such event some time ago and...
Earnhardt Gets First Win on Road Course
Seven-time Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt won on a road course for the first time Sunday in the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.Mark Martin, vying for his second successive win on the elite stock-car series, led...
Ed-Venture: Excursions Explore Illinois Swamp Life
In the swamp, a line of canoes opens a path through the duckweed that clings to the surface of the water like a thin green carpet. Vegetation hangs lazily from fat-bottomed cypress trees, and their knee-like root systems protrude from shallow water near...
Eight Are Killed as Serbs Shell Sarajevo Suburb
Shells fired by rebel Serbs slammed into a Sarajevo suburb on Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring up to 40 others near a tunnel that is a lifeline for the besieged capital.Bosnian Serb fighters also blew up two Roman Catholic churches...
Ex-Parks Director Puts History before Butterflies
Wayne Kennedy, a former parks director for St. Louis County, told the Chesterfield City Council last week that he would like to see a history village completed in Faust Park before a butterfly house is built there.He also suggested Queeny Park as an...
Feeling Flush Demise of Reform Injects Life into Health-Care Companies
Health-care businesses are back in the pink, and they're likely to stay hardy this year.But analysts say many such companies will have to go on a slim-down program if they expect to avoid a financial heart attack in years to come.Five of the top 25 companies...
Firm Finds Customers for Garbage Newsletter Provides for Exchange
Roy Carey saves money for his company by going through other people's garbage. He finds foam packing peanuts, bubble wrap, cardboard - lots of useful things otherwise destined for a landfill.And he makes these finds without diving into a single Dumpster....
Footnotes
Data Collection</P><P>The information was collected and analyzed by MZ Media Group Inc., a business analysis and database publishing firm in San Francisco headed by Mansoor Zakaria. Research was directed by Sheryl Hamlin.</P><P>MZ...
For Casinos, Cruisers Are Losers Several New Laws Up the Ante for Riverboats to the North
The stakes are high in the Illinois-Iowa riverboat casino wars, where the winner is the landlubber that stays docked.Two and a half years ago, Illinois was ahead in the Mississippi River contest for bettors and tax revenue.Jumer's Casino Rock Island,...
Full Circle: `Head Start' Leads to Success East St. Louisan `Teacher of Year' out of 6,500 in Six-State Region
TWELVE YEARS ago, Sharon Clark was working as an automobile diesel mechanic when she enrolled her children in a Head Start program in East St. Louis.She was so impressed with the early-childhood program that she decided to take education classes at night....
Gaus, Forest Park Are Publinx Open Winners
The consensus among some 250 golfers Sunday at the 36th annual Publinx Open at Forest Park was that the course is in superb condition.It made for some low scores in what is tabbed "the unofficial" start of the golf season in St. Louis."This is more like...
Henke Gets a Hand for Bat Debut
First, Tom Henke had to make sure he put his batting helmet on right. Then, he had to find a bat and make sure he held the correct end.He had spent all 15 of his professional baseball seasons with teams that used the designated hitter before signing...
His Attention Span May Be Short, but He's Proud of It
"Patience: a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue." - Ambrose BierceIf you're like me, you're not only becoming less patient, you're unwilling to take the time to feel guilty about it.You find yourself deciding...
Homeless by Choice Widow Dumps Comfort, Safety to Wander Free
SALLY JACOBS lifts open the back door of her Plymouth Voyager van and happily shows you most everything she owns. There are the 200 golf balls and the 70 tennis balls. The 14 golf clubs and two tennis rackets. A few shirts and pants, many decorated with...
Homeowner Will Have to Pay
Dear Jim:Here's $5. It's not much, but you can have a good sandwich.Now here's my question. I'm 83. My wife is 84. We've been married 15 years.Twelve years ago I sold my house and got a tax excuse (the capital gains tax exclusion) on the profit.About...
House Number Law Needs Clarifying `Do You Have to Have Numbers on the House and the Post?'
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen has decided to clear up the confusion about an ordinance requiring address numbers on all houses and businesses.City Administrator D. Kent Leichliter says the ordinance, approved in March, is not clear on whether buildings...
Howell, Howell North Girls Share a Rare Victory Lap
The girls track and field teams from Francis Howell and Francis Howell North high schools were in a sharing mood Friday evening.After each team finished with 134 points - believed to be the first first-place tie in GAC track meet history - the two teams...
Howell North: Four in a Row in Boys Meet
The Francis Howell North High boys track and field team had just won the Gateway Athletic Conference championship - its fourth in as many years - but the celebration was a subdued one."It feels pretty good," North coach Mike Mills said. "This is a good...
Howl Do You Do? Seven Wolf Cubs Make Debut at Yellowstone
For the first time in more than 70 years, the squeal of a wolf pup has been heard in the mountains above Yellowstone National Park. The biologist who heard it initially mistook it for bird song.Then biologist Joe Fontaine saw the she-wolf's tracks."I...
Ice, Ref and Blues Give Canucks a Bumpy Ride
So, will the Blues-Canucks series be a long one?"Let's hope so," said Vancouver's Jeff Brown, the ex-Blues philosopher. "After you lose the first one, you certainly don't hope for a sweep anymore."The Canucks certainly were not chipper about their 2-1...
Insurer Is Biggest Private Company Its Revenue Totaled $3 Billion
General American Life Insurance Co. jumped into the top spot among St. Louis' privately held companies last year.Thanks to the initial public offering of giant papermaker Jefferson Smurfit Corp. last May and the shrinking of oil trader Apex Holding Co.,...
Japan Vows to Stand Firm on Trade
Japanese officials braced Sunday for economic sanctions by the United States and vowed to hold their ground in a trade dispute over autos and auto parts.The resolute comments came two days after the breakdown of negotiations on auto trade between U.S....
Jobs '95 Business-Service Field Appears to Be Most Fertile
This year's jobs outlook for the 12-county metro St. Louis area is similar to last year's - strong growth in the business-service sector, with a leveling off in manufacturing."We should see the greatest growth in business services and retail trade -...
Jobs Come with the Wal-Mart Territory Retailer Edges out Mcdonald's
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., has sowed its discount stores thickly in Missouri and Illinois, making it the biggest employer in this region that is headquartered elsewhere.It has 10,000 or so employees in this area and 600,000 nationwide....
Keeping Posted
Partnership Aims To Make Markets For RecyclingMissouri Buys Recycled is the name of a new partnership that aims to develop markets for recycled materials.It's a member of the National Recycling Coalition and so are about 1,000 businesses - Anheuser-Busch,...
Kersting Raised, Spent $20,000 in '94 Elected in '92, Her Campaign Committee Remains Active
St. Louis County Councilwoman Deborah Kersting of south St. Louis County, D-6th District, raised about $20,000 in campaign contributions last year and spent all of it, although she did not run for office last year.Kersting filed her campaign committee's...
Kid-Friendly Brunch for Mom Can Be as Easy as A-B-C
BRUNCH AT HOME can be a refreshing change on Mother's Day - provided Mom doesn't have kitchen duty.Some mothers might find the idea of their children concocting a meal the stuff of nightmares. But Ellen McDowell, mom to four girls ages 2 1/2 to 8, knows...
`Kids Day' Planned at Cahokia Mounds
"Kids Day," one of the most popular events at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, is scheduled this year for Sunday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Children of all ages can see demonstrations and participate in such activities as shell bead making,...
Killers Ignored Victim's Pleas Wu Students Were Abducted in Dogtown, Not Olivette
Melissa Gail Aptman pleaded with two men not to harm her after the men abducted her and her girlfriend Friday night in the Dogtown neighborhood.Instead, seconds later, one of the men shot Aptman in the neck.The two women were taken to Jones Park in East...
Landfill Operator Facing Felonies State Puts Charges on Hold; Federal Prosecution Takes Precedence
Missouri will put on hold its lawsuit against an operator of landfills in Warren County until new federal charges are resolved.J.Z. Disposal Services was charged in federal court in St. Louis on April 27 with six felony counts of violating the federal...
Learning to Control Rage, Anger as Adults
Dear Open Mind: I was trying to explain to a friend of mine how women sometimes have really deep-seated, repressed anger and rage that affects the way they act, react, and deal with life as adults. What I know about this is what I've learned in my own...
Letterman: Upbeat Even on the Downside
DAVID LETTERMAN was pretty thoroughly savaged by the press for his performance as host of the Academy Awards broadcast. And he's ready to do it again."If they asked me to do it again, I'd do it in a second," Letterman said in his first interview since...
Loser's a Winner in Dollars Kiem Raised Twice as Much as Sleet in Fire District Race
Robert Kiem, the loser in last month's election for the Chesterfield Fire Protection District board of directors, collected more than twice as much money in campaign contributions than his opponent, Michelle Sleet.According to information filed with...
Losers Pay Sliding Stocks Yield High Dividends
Want to bottom-fish, searching contrarian style for out-of-favor stocks? Want to get paid for it?Last year's 10 companies with the highest dividend yields are in an interesting situation. Despite a rising stock market, as a group their stock price declined...
Macinnis Ready to Shoulder Load Again
The absence of Al MacInnis's big slap shot on the Blues' power play had more to do with Vancouver's defensive positioning than with his right shoulder.MacInnis dislocated the shoulder on April 25 in Dallas and sat out the last five games of the regular...
Maddux Injures Knee; Phillies Get a Leg Up
Greg Maddux pitched five strong innings before leaving with a twisted knee, but the visiting Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a three-run deficit against Atlanta's bullpen to defeat the Braves 5-4 on Sunday.Maddux hurt his left knee when he collided...
Magic Edges Bulls; Houston Ousts Utah
Chicago's Michael Jordan proved all too human Sunday. He lost the ball and botched a pass in the closing seconds, and the Orlando Magic hung on to win its best-of-seven National Basketball Association playoff series opener with the visiting Bulls 94-91."I...
Many `Diversified' Funds Are Really Tech-Heavy
Mutual funds have been one of the greatest success stories of the past decade. But not all of them are as diversified as investors assume.That could prove disastrous.Americans invest in funds because they offer even the smallest investors a simple, convenient...
Mayor Planning Action Seeks State's Help to Settle Dispute over Council Seat
Berkeley's mayor says she will contact the Missouri attorney general in a dispute about whether Berkeley is in violation of its charter for not scheduling a special election to fill an empty seat on the City Council.The seat is the councilman-at-large...
Measure of Success Spartech Shows Highest Return on Equity
Spartech Corp.'s product pops up in the water, underground, underfoot, on the desk, on the road and in the kitchen - almost everywhere.Spartech makes plastic sheets, which are becoming the material of choice for products once made of wood, metal or glass,...
Metro Students Eager to Line Up for Outdoor Class
One course at Metro High School in the Central West End draws students because of its reputation for adventure and discovery in the outdoors.On a caving expedition to Greens Cave in Meramec State Park, Rashed Davison conquered his fear of tight places...
Misunderstood It's Snakebite Season, but Snakes Aren't as Evil as They're Cracked Up to Be
BLAME IT on God.He, or She, could have chosen an ostrich, a kangaroo, even a chimpanzee as the evil tempter of Adam and Eve. But a snake it was, forever guaranteeing the reptile's position as low animal on the totem pole.Nothing else - not a rat or bat...
Moms and Memories Daughters Share Their Mothers' Favorite Recipes
IF ARTICLES in newspaper food sections can be considered hugs, then, Mom, this hug's for you. It's a hug of thanks for all the delicious meals you cooked over the years and for all the wonderful recipes you passed down to your kids.It's also a thank-you...
Monday Memo
The cookie man is a baker man. He knows his flour and how to whip that flour, plus eggs and sugar, into a smooth batter. He knows all about baking that batter into delicious cookies.He also knows about colorful, flashing lights, without which GIMMEE...
More Children Facing Danger outside Home, Research Group Says Schools, Neighborhoods Are Threat to Many
A growing number of Missouri children face danger at home and in their communities, a study of children and violence has found.The greatest threat is still from parents, the study found, but children also are more likely to be hurt or killed by their...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
You say you've managed to avoid catching NBA playoff fever? You say basketball is - yawn - too dull? Well, dunk your socks in some Starbuck's freshly roasted and catch this tip-off: Hip hoops hypester DAVID LETTERMAN has come up with some ways to make...
`Mr. Yuk' Symbol of Future for Students of Technology
Students at South Technical High School carry brass discs on their keychains with the image of a squinty-eyed character and his protruding tongue. The comical character is known as Mr. Yuk, and for the students he is a symbol of the future.The discs...
Mustang Love: Original Owner Gets Back in the Saddle Again
After 22 years, John L. Weyland of Minneapolis finally met up with his old flame, in a suburban subdivision in St. Louis County. Although Weyland's wife, Linda, was standing at his side, he made no effort to hide his romantic excitement.And it all took...
New City's 1st Mayor Resigns Council to Fill Position in Green Park 2nd Time
Saying he is not a politician, but an educator, William Gerdemann has resigned as the first mayor of Green Park.The St. Louis County Council had appointed Gerdemann about two weeks after voters agreed on April 4 to incorporate 1.28 square miles in South...
New Cuban Policy Triggers Protests
An 18-wheeler blocked six lanes leading to the Port of Miami on Sunday as Cuban-Americans protested the new U.S. policy of sending Cubans picked up at sea back home.About 200 people climbed on top of the truck and jumped police barricades outside the...
New Series of Deadly Twisters Rips across Texas, Oklahoma
Tornadoes roared through Texas and Oklahoma Sunday, killing four people, injuring four and causing heavy damage.At least five tornadoes struck near Ardmore, about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City, damaging a tire plant, gas station and several other...
No Decisions for Laperriere: Hit Everyone
Blues rookie Ian Laperriere is an equal-opportunity destroyer.Big guy, small guy, rookie, veteran - Laperriere will try to run over whatever opponent he can get to. He delivered several monstrous hits along the boards and in the neutral zone Sunday,...
Notebook
Trial For Stroke Drug</P><P>A new drug that may reduce damage to the brain during a stroke is being tested in patients at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur.</P><P>It's hoped that the drug - called Enlimomab - will...
Obituaries
G.A. Knoernschild</P><P>Gottfried A. Knoernschild, 90, of St. Charles, died Thursday (May 4, 1995) at Claywest House in St. Charles.</P><P>Mr. Knoernschild was a retired farmer.</P><P>A funeral service was scheduled...
Odyssey Team of 7 Headed for `Playoffs'
A seven-student Odyssey of the Mind team from William Holliday School in Fairview Heights recently won the state championship in its division and will leave for Knoxville, Tenn., on May 23 to face 8,000 students in world competition.Among the contestants...
Oklahoma City Takes a Sigh and Moves On
Oklahoma City took the first small steps Sunday to a return to life as it was before the bombing of the federal building.The explosion took the lives of at least 165 people, most of them residents of Oklahoma City and its suburbs. Two people believed...
Once Again, Mother Knew Best
THE TWO STAPLE cheeses in my mother's pantry were provolone and Romano. I am not talking about the packaged sliced rubbery provolone or dusty ground Romano now sold in supermarketse. a Our cheese came from whole provolone, waxed on the outsides, or a...
One Year after Historic Election, Nelson Mandela Asks for Patience
SOUTH AFRICAN President Nelson Mandela is criss-crossing the country to deliver a simple message:The struggle to transform the country will not be any less demanding than the one waged against apartheid, he says. Be patient, things will improve.The man...
On Mom's Day, Rich Food Will Never Come Up Short
ORDINARILY, the nutrition cops and I get along. I agree with recommendations to trim the butter and cream in my diet. I know that living lean has its advantages - greater stamina, fewer health problems and better selection at my favorite clothing shop...
Orange-Glazed Pork Roast Will Crown Special Occasion
SPRING BRINGS with it many causes for celebration. Looking at my calendar, I see weddings, anniversaries and graduations marked throughout the next few weeks.Several days ago, a good friend asked my help with a menu for an anniversary party. Clearly,...
Ounce of Prevention: Exercise Found to Reduce Falls by Elderly
Exercise can reduce older people's risk of falling.That is one of the conclusions of a paper published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Every year, about 30 percent of people 65 and older fall. Falls sometimes kill the elderly...
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