St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from September 4, 1995

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17th Regional Senior Olympics Can Provide `Triumph' for All
The stereotype of creaky, white-haired elderly men and women barely able to move will be smashed for a 17th straight year next week at the annual Southwestern Illinois Regional Senior Olympics, held at various Metro East sites.Organizers of the four-day...
195-Foot Traffic Control Tower Is Rising at Scott Air Force Base
A new 195-foot-tall, $7.6 million air-traffic control tower has started taking shape at the Mid-America Airport, being built for civilian use at Scott Air Force Base.The tower will be more than three times the height of the current 60-foot military-use...
22 Bosnian Refugees Find Work, Hope at Area Hotel
With their homes crumbling behind them, 22 Bosnian refugees have found stability at an upscale hotel in downtown St. Louis.The Hyatt Regency at Union Station began hiring the immigrants last year and have organized a program to help the new employees...
25, Who'll Give Me 25. Young Auctioneer Pushes Bids Up at National Meet
He was the Illinois State Fair's champion auctioneer at the tender age of 23, and now - two years later - Adam Jokisch of rural Freeburg has been judged as one of the top 15 auctioneers nationwide at the annual convention of the National Auctioneers...
333 Families Test Recycling Plan Critic Calls Program `a Waste of Money,' but Others Say Give It a Try
A curbside recycling program that is being tested in St. Peters is causing a bit of a fuss with one Calvin Fuss. He lives at 4 Crescent Hills Drive in the Crescent Hills subdivision - a test site for the program.It's not that Fuss is against recycling....
6th Infantry Division: Veterans of Media Battle
To the veterans of the 6th Infantry Division: I'm sorry. My World War II ended before I got around to you guys.The real war ended 50 years ago Saturday, of course. But my WW II ended Sunday, with the last of my 50th-anniversary stories.For the past year,...
'96: Clinton vs. Dole? Iowa Spurs Change in Dole's Strategy
SENATE MAJORITY Leader Bob Dole has the endorsements, the money, the mantle of front-runner and the air of inevitability that have virtually cinched the Republican presidential nomination for him next year.Or have they?A $25-per-vote straw poll in Ames,...
A Burger That's Not on a Roll
GROUND BEEF'S destiny isn't in a bunjust as it isn't a single's or twosome's fate to face a lifetime of two all-beef patties and special sauce on a sesame seed bun.In the Mediterranean and Middle East, cooks prepare ground beef with imagination. It's...
Advice for Smokers from a `Realist'
ALISTAIR MOODIE stopped smoking 10 years ago. He's watched relatives die of heart disease and lung cancer - in fact, he hails from the west coast of Scotland, which he says has one of the highest cancer rates in the world.There's no question, he says,...
After Bettis Stalls, Russell Gets in Gear
Most teams have quarterback controversies. The Rams may have one at running back.You be the judge:Exhibit A: Jerome Bettis, he of the two 1,000-yard seasons and two Pro Bowl apperances, carried seven times Sunday for 4 yards.Exhibit B: Leonard Russell,...
After First Drive Runs into Wall, Packers Motor into Salvage Yard
On the first series of Sunday's game, quarterback Brett Favre moved the Green Bay Packers almost 60 yards to the Rams' 6 yard line. Even without Sterling Sharpe, Favre and the Packers had the look of a team that made it to the second round of the playoffs...
Aftermath of Worker's Death Defines Problem OSHA Cites Negligence; Act of Nature, Firm Says
In the midst of the rainswept summer of 1993, four men crouched in a storm-sewer pipe in downtown Kansas City, spraying a new concrete layer on old walls. They didn't know that runoff from a thunderstorm was headed their way until a flood wave hit them.Within...
Air Show Spurs Awe, Memories, Patriotism
Paula Darmsteadter stood on the field at the St. Louis County Fair and Air Show Sunday and watched a Harrier jet stop in midair, swivel and slowly settle."That's just too cool," Darmsteadter said. "We drove a ways," from Cedar Hill, just to see that,...
A Nation of the Lean and Mean: What Then?
IT IS REALLY too soon to even talk about America as a nation of the lean.The scientists who made headlines last month for discovering a hormone called leptin that makes mice skinny insist that a magic bullet for humans won't show up over the counter...
Arsonists in Forests Costing Millions Experts Say New Bill Could Spark More Fires
Arsonists are torching America's national forests for profit, making money on everything from fire equipment leases to burned timber.And legislation passed by Congress in July could add even more fuel to the billion-dollar fire sale, critics say.Americans...
Attorney Bows out of Dispute, Loses Job; Aldermen Protest
Moline Acres Mayor James C. Moose Jr. says he has fired City Attorney Sheryl Johnson for a lack of knowledge.Moose said he fired Johnson after she told the Board of Alderman on Aug. 8 that she could not represent the mayor or the board in any impeachment...
A Yummy on Aging: The Sense of Taste Isn't Lost
Dear Tooth Doctors: I'm 78 years old and don't seem to enjoy food as much anymore. I know that you lose your senses as you get older, but I didn't expect to lose my taste buds so soon. I can still hear and see fairly well. Any suggestions? J.A., Holly...
Babying Mom Bill Urges Childbirth Converage
The stork may have to slow down when he comes through Illinois, under a bill headed for the legislature this fall.The legislation would require insurance companies that provide maternity benefits to cover at least 48 hours of hospital care for new mothers...
Beijing Conference Is Not Pro-Family
The Communist Chinese government has established its credentials as among the leading practitioners of deceitful behavior in the world. Now, President Bill Clinton seems to have been infected with the same virus as he preaches the liberal party line...
Blues Festival Found the Sound
The 1995 version of the St. Louis Blues Heritage Festival, held at Laclede's Landing Saturday and Sunday, was clearly bigger than previous annual editions held at the same site.This year, the festival expanded from a widely separated two-stage layout...
Book on Trekkie Management Style Best Left to Trekkies
First, Attila the Hun tried to teach us management techniques. Then Winnie the Pooh. Now, Captain Picard from "Star Trek: The Next Generation."Yes, in that wacky world of management book writing, two management experts are telling us that you, too, can...
Braves Rookie Gets Big out, Then Shutout
One big out against a good hitter was all Jason Schmidt needed to settle down Sunday."When I got Mark Grace out, I told myself, `Man, I can do this,' " Schmidt said.The righthanded rookie went on to pitch eight shutout innings in his first major-league...
Briefs
NATION HAWAII Service Seeks Answers To War's Tragedy</P><P>Paying a final tribute to America's aging warriors, President Bill Clinton attended a religious service in Honolulu Sunday in a prayerful search for lessons of "the tragedy...
Bush in Hanoi, Plans Talk with Top Leaders Later Visit to Japan Linked to Rev. Moon
Former President George Bush will arrive today for an unofficial visit to Vietnam.Bush's visit comes less than one month after the United States and Vietnam opened embassies in each others' capitals. No serving U.S. president, nor any ex-president, has...
Bush Lecture Tied to Sun Myung Moon Group with Religious Connection Sponsors Trip
Former President George Bush plans to spend nearly a week in Japan this month speaking at meetings sponsored by a group connected with the Unification Church of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.The organization, the Women's Federation for World Peace, was founded...
Can Court Take the Measure of a Man's Days?
PETE STEHMAN and John Miller are friends of mine who just happened, one awful night, to be in the second floor of a burning house when the fire they were fighting suddenly "flashed over."That's firefighter talk for a confluence of conditions that ignites...
Cardinals Continue Familiar Tradition, `Border on Pathetic' in Loss to 'Skins
About 1,000 miles away, in eastern Wisconsin, St. Louis leaped back into the National Football League with a new representative and a new perspective - winning.But in the nation's capital, the punishment continued for Cardinals fans. The Arizona Cardinals,...
Cards-Channel 11 Softball Bash Attracts 40 Players
Despite the hot weather, the second annual KPLR-TV Channel 11 and St. Louis Cardinals "softball bash" for baseball sponsors attracted more than 40 players last Wednesday to Busch Stadium.Four teams of advertising representatives were assembled and managed...
Center Gives Hope to Needy Children Salvation Army Facility Has Been Helping Troubled Youngsters since '77
From his comfy perch on the lap of child care worker Bobbie McGee, 2-year-old Cortez flashed a wide, shy smile at the visitors in his playroom.Snuggled at McGee's side and wrapped in her left arm, curly-haired Brandon, also 2, watched the newcomers warily,...
Chicago's Kramer Is Ready to Shed Labels
A career backup. One of the National Football League's free-agent busts of 1994. A loser.Erik Kramer heard them all. And though he thought those statements were unfair, he also knew he had done little to disprove them.So after passing for 262 yards and...
Chicken Is Simply a Winner
LAST MONTH, Marilyn McDougall of Des Peres entered a contest she didn't want to win. It was our Five-Ingredient Main Dish Recipe Contest, and it was only after McDougall had sent in her entry that she was suddenly overcome with a fear of winning.Knowing...
Chinese Welcome Women in Extravagant Ceremony
Its hopes for prestige undermined by a weekend of protests, China held a lavish ceremonial welcome today for delegates to the the fourth U.N. World Conference on Women.To the strains of China's national anthem, top Chinese leaders and conference delegates...
`Classic' Game Has Rockie Finish Girardi's Single in 11th Inning Clips Cardinals
Any classic pennant race would make room for Sunday's ballgame at Busch Stadium.It would have fit nicely into the Cardinals' drives of Septembers past - 1964, 1985, 1987. Pitchers maneuvering through danger. Fielders snaring a spot on highlight reels....
Defense or Offense, Rams' Bruce Makes It All Seem Simple
Isaac Bruce made his blocked punt and 23-yard touchdown catch - on successive plays, no less - sound simple.Bruce on the block:"I got a pretty good jump on him. I just kind of stretched out and blocked the punt. I just put my hand out and blocked it."Bruce...
Driver in Brentwood Crash Charged with Manslaughter 12-Year-Old Victim Was Dragged 60 Feet
St. Louis County prosecutors charged a man Sunday with manslaughter after the vehicle he was driving Saturday struck three cars - causing one to explode and killing a 12-year-old boy who was dragged about 60 feet, police said.Djuan A. Estellebrock, 27,...
Explosion Injures 4 in Paris Market
A detonator of a bomb hidden in a pressure cooker went off at an outdoor market Sunday, slightly injuring four people, setting several food stalls ablaze and sparking worries that a new terrorist wave had hit Paris.The incident followed two bombings...
Ex-Soap Opera Actress Directs `Nanny' Episodes
THIS is the TV sitcom director's realm: a box-like room jammed with people, a far wall lined with a score or more television monitors.This is Dorothy Lyman's new home. For the first 13 episodes of CBS' "Nanny" this season, she will preside as benevolent...
Extra Points
In The Box</P><P>Emerson Electric CEO Chuck Knight and his wife, Jo, were guests of Rams Vice Chairman Stan Kroenke and Rams President John Shaw in the visiting owner's box. They were joined by Rams execs Steve Ortmayer and Bob Wallace,...
Family Business Plan a Good Idea
Q. After World War I, my grandfather started a small manufacturing business that has been quite successful. When my grandfather died, he left the business to his only son, my father.Now my father is getting older and can't really cope with business decisions...
Family Matter: School-Supply Firm Started at Home
You won't find this computation on a flashcard, but 1 + 1 equals 5 at Bradburn Inc., a longtime seller of school supplies in the St. Louis area.William Bradburn plus his wife, Elvera, founded the company in 1946. Five of their descendants run it today.The...
Fan Fare
AH, THE JOYS of dining al fresco. A table under the trees, liveried waiters pouring champagne for ladies clad in crisp white linen and men in straw boaters, seen-but-not-heard tots frolicking peacefully in the cool shade. . . .Hold it! That might be...
Father, Son Team Up for Football Role
There were easier ways to do this.Baseball tickets, for example. Or even a trip to the fishing hole, assuming fathers and sons still do that sort of thing.Instead, Jeff Shaffer cinched up the straps on a pair of shoulder pads and took a 3-point stance...
Fiancee of Man Killed in Crash Angry over Policing of Drivers
The fiancee of a 23-year-old Barnhart man killed in a head-on collision Friday night said Sunday the state must do a better job to keep people with poor driving records off the road."The laws need to be made more strict," said Jennifer Bowling of Imperial....
Fire District Directors Keeping Residents in Dark, Critics Contend
Critics of the Chesterfield Fire Protection District say district directors are violating Missouri's open meetings law.District residents say the board meets too often and too irregularly and has unnecessary closed sessions.Even a director, Michelle...
Five Cities Join Forces to Tame Storm Water Fishpot Creek Being Cleaned; '50S Sewer May Be Altered
Ballwin, Winchester, Manchester, Ellisville and Valley Park are uniting to seek solutions to drainage problems along Fishpot Creek.A study committee is headed by Ballwin City Administrator Bob Kuntz. He said the Metropolitan Sewer District had been asked...
Foster's Widow: Death Not Linked to Scandal
Vincent Foster's widow investigated his death and is certain that he committed suicide out of depression - and that Whitewater had nothing to do with it, she told The New Yorker.In her first interview since the White House deputy counsel died on July...
Fuhrman Tapes Pose a Challenge
FINALLY LIVING up to its billing as the Trial of the Century, the O.J. Simpson double-murder case offered something for everybody last week.There were tears and laughter, anger and disappointment.The big news in the courtroom, of course, was the Mark...
Giants Hoping QB Brown Comes of Age Tonight
Dave Brown spent the entire offseason a year ago studying videotapes of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman.When you want to be the best, you watch one of the best. So the New York Giants' quarterback watched how Aikman took snaps, made handoffs and...
Gilbert Leads Revival, Makes Rams Believers
Sean Gilbert was quivering. All 315 of his pounds were shaking, vibrating. Gilbert raised his arms, reached up, and appeared to be grabbing big blue pieces of Wisconsin sky. He looked like a man trying to climb a stairway to heaven.It was the second...
Greentree Festival Offers Shuttle Service
New shuttle buses may steal the applause from the magicians, musicians, military helicopters and model boats at the 35th annual Kirkwood Greentree Festival.The festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and Sept. 16 and 17 at Kirkwood City Park,...
Hearing Set on Spending Plan
A five-year, $98.2 million spending plan for capital projects and items will be the subject of a public hearing at the next meeting of the St. Charles County Council. Among the projects would be an animal shelter, a police training complex and a new...
High-Tech Age Arrives on Judge's Desk
"Objection, your honor it's hearsay," says the defense attorney."Judge, it's a proper answer," the plaintiff's lawyer responds.Pondering the objection, the judge wonders what exactly the witness said.Rather than stop a trial in progress, hold a conference...
Hillary in China: Give 'Em Hell
I would not want to be Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech writer for her trip to the U.N. Conference in Beijing. The reason is those last two words: "in Beijing."That's Beijing as in China, where women are subject to coerced abortion and state monitoring...
Hill Moves Mountains Community Rallies to Make Annual Bike Race Happen
The Giro della Montagna, known as the "Tour of the Hill," almost didn't happen this year when Joe Torrisi, the founder of the annual bicycle race, got a viral infection that wouldn't let go."I was out for 16 weeks total, and I put the word out that the...
Hoch Bounces Back, Wins by Three
Scott Hoch rebounded from a bogey on his first hole Sunday, shooting a 6-under-par 65 and winning the $1 million Greater Milwaukee Open by 3 strokes. It was his first PGA Tour victory this year.Hoch, who took a 1-stroke advantage into the final round,...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South High School, 650 West Mexico Road, St. Peters, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 and have no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the fourth-quarter honor roll: FRESHMENErica...
If Politicians Take Fall, Businessmen May Be Next
Just when business seems on the point of decisive political triumph, an untimely development threatens to get in its way. Consider:First Ross Perot, then Colin Powell, and now Bill Bradley are mentioned as possible independent candidates for president...
In This Game of Chance, Aces Still atop the Deck
One week of the U.S. Open is over, and what a week it wasn't. No massive upsets, no early disappearing acts, none of it.If you're just tuning in, you didn't miss a thing; and if you have been watching all along, you know you haven't seen much, which,...
It's Bail Time If You Own Too Much Company Stock
Florida financial planner Linda Lubitz worked for a major savings and loan for 18 years and left with $10,000 worth of company stock in her retirement plan. She felt good about it and the firm's future.But a year later, the S&L had gone under and was...
Joe Gone, but Chiefs Carry on with QB Bono
No Joe? So?Steve Bono showed the Kansas City Chiefs he was ready to replace Joe Montana and spoiled Dennis Erickson's National Football League coaching debut.Erickson watched helplessly as Bono, a 10-year reserve with only 11 previous career starts,...
Joe Who? Oldest Living Slugger, 96, Is Known by Few
In the top drawer of the dulled wooden desk belonging to major-league baseball's oldest living power hitter, there is a stack of one-page mimeographed sheets bearing 19 hitting tips.Nearby are envelopes, stamps, and a felt-tip pen.For that day when somebody...
Keeping Posted
China Pitfalls Topic Of Trade Center Seminar</P><P>Avoiding the 10 most common pitfalls in doing business in the competitive Chinese market will be the topic of a four-evening seminar starting Thursday at the St. Louis World Trade Center.</P><P>The...
Labor Law Restricts Working Parents
Since Congress declared it a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day has encouraged all Americans to reflect on labor's contributions to American life. This celebration of progress is usually combined with a discussion of current problems facing America's...
Labor Unions Remain Relevant
At the end of the last century, American workers commonly worked 48 to 60 hours, often six days a week. There was no job security, no overtime pay, no retirement, no vacations, no paid holidays. Wages were miserable, working conditions worse. The minimum...
Lawrence Blends Honky-Tonk and Twang
"It just ain't a country song without a bunch of steel guitar," Tracy Lawrence told the audience Saturday night at Six Flags Over Mid-America.By that definition, Lawrence's concert before a standing-room-only crowd at Old Glory Amphitheatre was pure...
Lawsuits Underscore How Having an Affair Can Be Taxing
The Internal Revenue Code taxes incomes "from whatever source derived." But no income taxes are due on gifts. The courts are often asked to decide the troublesome issue of whether sizable amounts received by women from men who are not their husbands...
Local Football Fans Mostly Ewe-Nified in Backing Rams Sports Bars Fill Up during Game
The boys from St. Bernadette's settled in over their beers and fries for another long and intense season of pro-football watching. A new home team has reforged the old common bond."Everybody used to have his team - the Broncos or Dolphins or, for me,...
Major Bond Issue, Rollback Waiver on Nov. 7 Ballot
The Mehlville School Board will ask voters on Nov. 7 to approve a $28 million bond issue and waive an annual rollback in the district's tax rate.If passed, the measures would permit the school district to meet financial needs and to make improvements...
Mariners Salute Ripken, Then Beat Orioles 9-6
The Seattle Mariners applauded Cal Ripken on Sunday for playing in his 2,128th consecutive game, then went out and put the finishing touches on a 9-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.Rich Amaral hit a three-run homer for the Mariners, who rebounded...
Mclaughlin on Mark after Shaky Start
For the first time in three weeks, the Rams didn't hear the sound of pigskin clanging off metal. The silence was golden for place-kicker Steve McLaughlin. After a shaky preseason, which included bouncing 23-yard field goals off the left upright in back-to-back...
Medicaid and Managed Care
With the launch of the state-administered Managed Care+ program on Friday, Missouri began a promising new chapter in medical treatment for the poor and needy in the St. Louis area. Under this program, area Medicaid recipients will receive their health...
Monday Memo
Ever wish you could throw away your car keys? Well, the technology is here to do just that. And soon the car key, a symbol of driving experience since the days of the hand crank, may be history.Two systems, being developed separately by SIEMENS AUTOMOTIVE...
Monument to Girl Faces Bulldozer `Altar' Built by Father at Site of Fatal Accident Called Safety Hazard
A bulldozer is scheduled to demolish the heart-shaped monument Greg Cunningham of Kirkwood crafted along a Georgia highway in memory of his daughter.The monument - Cunningham said Sunday it was an altar to God - sits on the spot where his daughter, Jennifer...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
If the prospect of the upcoming Shaq-Hak "War on the Floor" intrigues you, perhaps the words of Boston Globe columnist WILL McDONOUGH will cause you to reconsider. Here's the Will call:"Don't let your kids near the television set Sept. 30."On that day,...
Music Haul 57,000 Roll into Cleveland 'N' Rock Stadium
Strangers faced each other and danced.Revelers exchanged warm beers and high-fives, marveling at what was happening onstage at Cleveland Stadium and in the city.The music did not die until the wee hours Sunday as more than two dozen acts celebrated the...
New Francis Howell North Coach Eager for Opportunity
Gary Eagen has always wanted to be a head football coach. Now he's getting his chance.Eagen is the new coach at Francis Howell North. He takes over for Tom Cella, who stepped down in order to pursue other career opportunities. Cella is now coaching the...
New Hilton Casino to Redefine `Dockside' Gambling
Hilton Hotels Corp. broke ground last week on the Flamingo Casino-Kansas City. The $80 million development is expected to open next summer.This is the project that takes the idea of dockside gambling in Missouri to another level. The gambling barge won't...
New Zealand Ship Detects Sounds, Suspects Nuclear Tests by France
A New Zealand naval vessel reported Sunday that its undersea instruments had detected what appeared to be the first of an announced series of French nuclear tests in the South Pacific, but the French government denied the tests had begun.The New Zealand...
No Democratic Rival Emerging
THE WHITE HOUSE calculates that President Bill Clinton is on the verge of winning the first crucial contest in his bid for re-election: He has discouraged any serious challenge from any member of his own party.The 1996 election still looks like an uphill...
Notebook
Breast Enlargement</P><P>Scientists have discovered a link between the ability of the breast to enlarge rapidly during pregnancy and the growth of tumor cells in breast cancer. It is a tie that suggests a possible new way to treat the...
Now, Lettuce Turn to Salads
IN WARM weather, I trade my soup pot for my salad spinner.I enjoy using the mixture of baby lettuces and unusual salad greens that appears in my farmers' market several times a week. Four big handfuls of this rather expensive mix (called mesclun) weigh...
Of Dribs and Drabs and Credit Cards, and Savings Bonds, and Things What Happens When Bond Prices Change
Here are some dribs and drabs on Savings Bonds, credit cards and the perils of bond investing.Dear Jim:In your column on credit cards, you failed to mention that most cards will drop the annual fee if you call them and ask them. I ask them to "review...
One Man's Review of Annual Performance Reviews
Here where I work, at Mundane Industries, it's butter season. Which is to say that we're just a few weeks away from our Annual Performance Evaluations and every boss in the building is getting buttered up like a tub of theater popcorn.That also means...
On Labor's Day
Labor Day 1995 finds working women and men too often in a defensive position, trying to fend off attempts in Congress to roll back many of the long-sought and hard-fought gains they have won over the years. Leaders of organized labor - and their allies...
Oprganizers in China Drop Plan to Send Women Home
Organizers of the Non-Governmental Organizations Forum dropped their threat Sunday to send the 23,000 women participants home.They backed off even though China refused to loosen security that the women said was designed to harass and intimidate them.But...
Orange Candy Dandy for Cake
WHEN ELNORA MENZE of St. Louis requested a recipe for a cake made with candy orange slices, we couldn't find one in our files but suspected readers would be more successful. And were they!Responses came from these Missouri readers: Donna Block, Bertha...
Osha: Inspector Gets Inspected Congress Ponders Budget Cuts; Supporters Fear Loss of Clout
Ronald Miller, a St. Louis masonry contractor, was afraid the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would throw the book at him. A scaffold collapsed at his worksite in 1991, killing his foreman and injuring his nephew and another employee.The...
Oyster Bar Lives Up to Its Long History
Under the old calendar, this would have been the first week in a long time to enjoy oysters - first month since April to have an "R" in it.That old story is as honored in the breach as in the observance these days - new oyster-raising and -fishing techniques...
Ozark Residents Oppose Beer at Baseball Park
Some folks have made it clear they won't tolerate beer sales at a minor-league baseball stadium that residents will be asked this fall to finance.A woman who lost a son to a drunken driver and church members who gathered signatures voiced their objections...
Partisan Dispute Freezes Doctor's, Workers' Pay
St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says the pathologist who conducted an autopsy last week on stabbing victim Stefanie Morey, 13, of Marissa will have to wait for payment.County Sheriff Mearl J. Justus says his employees will have to wait for at least...
Patricia Lang: Flag Business Flying High
Entrepreneur Patricia Lang describes herself as a person with the attention span of a gnat. Like that small winged creature Lang moves fast. She has a quick wit, the nimble fingers of a born seamstress and the gut-level marketing instincts of a CEO....
People
No applause please: EMMA THOMPSON tells HUGH GRANT, good job, old boy!The Academy Award-winning British actress said Grant's notorious liaison with a Sunset Boulevard prostitute was "wonderful, absolutely wonderful" in an interview published Sunday."I...
Perks Pay off for Companies and Workers
Employee perks can pay off. Just ask Angela Peeple at Carboline Co.As a sales administrative assistant at Carboline, Peeple uses her company's tuition plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in business administration. A single parent of one, she also uses...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area: ***** FATAL ACCIDENTWarren County: Charles R. Waitz, 60, of the 16000 block of Woodlodge Court in Chesterfield,...
Public's Ideas Are Sought on Best Use for Riverfront Property
St. Charles County has acquired 52 acres of riverfront property through the federal flood-plain buyout program. Now, the county Planning Department is trying to determine how the property can be put to best public use.Ideas on how to use the site will...
Rams Coach Won't Be Pinned Down on No. of W's in 1995
Described by general manager Steve Ortmayer as the "right man in the right place at the right time," Rich Brooks proved he had the right answer for the toughest question - "How many games you gonna win, Coach?""Enough to make the playoffs," said Brooks,...
Rams Finish Packing for a Trip Home 17-14 Green Bay First to Fall to St. Louis Franchise
All preseason, Rich Brooks preached the gospel of creating turnovers, making big plays, eliminating mistakes and minimizing penalties.During training-camp wind sprints in the sweltering St. Louis sun, he'd yell, "Fourth quarter!" - a reminder that the...
Rams Get `One for the Arch' Fans, Coach, Kroenke Revel in 17-14 Victory over Green Bay's Pack
No, Stan Kroenke wasn't acting loopy in the Rams locker room Sunday afternoon. He wasn't slapping backs or emptying refreshment containers on unsuspecting victims.But he clearly reveled in the moment.In their first regulation National Football League...
Ratify the Chemical Weapons Treaty
A dispute between Democrats and Republicans over State Department reorganization is delaying one of the most important actions Congress could take this year: ratification of the treaty to ban all chemical weapons, signed in 1992.The treaty commits all...
Ripken in Longest Game, Too
The game started in the spring and lasted into summer. It took 33 innings, in 1981 when the Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox played the longest game in professional baseball history.Cal Ripken, now closing in on Lou Gehrig's endurance record,...
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