St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 5, 1996

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Accounting Change Revised Board Retreats on Derivatives
Accounting rule makers have backed away from a proposal that would have forced companies for the first time to acknowledge all gains and losses from derivatives in their earnings every quarter.Pressure from constituents has forced the Financial Accounting...
A Reflection on Nine Decades
My doctors tell me I have a pancreatic tumor. My dear wife noticed a yellowish tint to my skin, which grew more yellow each day. Our family doctor rushed me to the hospital where the diagnosis was made. I am now home for rest while family and doctors...
Artworks Is Alternative to Summer Jobs
EARLY LAST YEAR, Raymond Gardner had no idea what he was going to do with his summer.His mother wanted the Parkway West High School student to get a job, but Gardner wasn't sure what he wanted to do. Like many students in his O'Fallon Park neighborhood,...
At Last, a New License Plate
After 17 years, who wouldn't be bored with Missouri's maroon and white license plate? Besides, some of them are getting quite rusty. Most states change their plates every half dozen years or less. So it's high time Missouri had a new one. What's more,...
At Suspected Site of Massacre, Searchers Discover Blindfolds
U.N. investigators stacked up rows of blindfolds Thursday on a muddy hillside, another indication that under the hill lay the victims of an ethnic massacre.The dozens of blindfolds, strips of cloth mostly in dark colors, support survivors' accounts that...
Auto Racing '96 around the Tracks
A look at this week's top auto races:WINSTON CUPIDLE Next Race: April 14, First Union 400, North Wilkesboro, N.C. Last Week: Jeff Gordon won his second successive race, and his third in the last four events, in the rain-shortened, 342-lap Food City 500....
Berkeley Tries to Track Down Another Title
Few expect perennial track power Berkeley High to four-peat in Missouri boys Class 3A.Only 30 points return from Berkeley's team that scored a state-meet record 98 points last spring.That's no peril for Berkeley coach Rod Staggs. For starters, all 30...
Bill Aimed at Derelict Autos Misfires
The St. Charles City Council told several owners of boats, trailers and campers they inadvertently had been included in a bill aimed at preventing city residents from parking derelict automobiles in the front and side yards of residences.The boat owners...
Blues Snap 0-4-2 Streak Ragtag Lineup Nets 6-3 Win over Colorado
Before the Blues played Colorado on Wednesday night, coach Mike Keenan spoke bluntly about the team's chances."We've got every excuse in the world not to win this game, based on the lineup," Keenan said. "If they don't feel they can compete against a...
Blues' TV Hit by Cable Firm
Officials of Charter Communications, operator of the largest cable television system in the St. Louis area, are angry about the pricing of the Blues' pay-TV plan and might refuse to carry the package.The Blues announced last week that they will place...
Blues' TV Plan Hit by Cable Firm
Officials of Charter Communications, operator of the largest cable television system in the St. Louis area, are angry about the pricing of the Blues' pay-TV plan and might refuse to carry the package.The Blues announced last week that they will place...
Book Aids Black Women in Search for Security
It's a fact. In every country around the globe, women make less than men. In the United States, women earn just 75 cents for every $1 men collect.Because of this gender wage gap, because more women are heading up households than ever before and because...
Boston Sends Orlando to Second Home Loss
David Wesley's jumper with less than a second remaining in the game Thursday gave Boston a 100-98 victory over Orlando. The Magic blew a 19-point second-half lead without Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway.The Magic has lost two of its last three...
Bravo, Braves Pursuit of a Dynasty Going Just Fine, So Far
"When we got to the ballpark, we knew we were going to win. That's all there was to it. . . . We just knew. Like when you go to sleep and you know the sun is going to come up in the morning." - George Pipgras, - 1927 Yankees - By Mike Eisenbath Of the...
Briefs
ST. CHARLES COUNTYHealth Official Is Offered New PositionCharles "Gil" Copley, a St. Louis health official for 24 years, has been offered the job of director of the newly created St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment....
Briefs
WORLDSOUTH AFRICAHigh Court Bans `Cultural Schools' In another defeat for segregationists, South Africa's highest court ruled Thursday that public schools could not discriminate on the basis of language or religion - often used as covers for racism....
Bulldogs Have It All, except for Good Weather
John Dunkman, the baseball coach at Fort Zumwalt South, can't help being excited about his ballclub. The Bulldogs are experienced, talented and deep.And, for the most part, idle.Like most teams, the baseball club at Zumwalt South has been slowed by the...
Campaign Contributions Raise Questions
Why would Golden Management of north St. Louis County contribute $500 to the campaign of St. Peters Mayor Tom Brown?"We had a terrible fight with them, didn't we?" Brown said. "But I think a lot of people respect what I've done in the city. And they...
Church Notes
Worship ServiceA worship service and communion is planned for 7:30 tonight and 9 a.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 3115 Elm Street, St. Charles. Special choir music will be featured on Easter Sunday. For information, call 723-1251.Easter...
Clinton Should Hear This Nun's Tale
Sister Dianna Ortiz stood under the budding tulip trees of Lafayette Park and implored the man across the street to feel her pain. Sister Dianna doesn't look much older than President Bill Clinton's 16-year-old daughter, Chelsea, but she is a 37-year-old...
Clinton Signs Bill but Warns Farmers Lack of `Safety Net' Worries President
President Bill Clinton signed on Thursday a historic farm bill that ends the decades-old link between crop prices and government subsidies.Clinton complained that, although the law rightfully lifts many government controls on farmers, it "fails to provide...
Coach Likes Improvement Displayed by Young Squad
George Gifford, the golf coach at Fort Zumwalt South High, has seen some real improvement in his squad this season. And he expects that progress to continue.Unfortunately, he suspects the area's other teams will also improve over the course of the season."You...
Community College 10k, Fun Run April 27
St. Charles County Community College will hold its fifth annual 10K run and 1-mile fun run on April 27 at the campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.The event is open to participants of all ages and will feature special competitions for youngsters...
Companies Mourn Executives in Crash 11 Firms Lost Officials on Flight
Robert Donovan had a tough job ahead of him in 1994 when he was named president of ABB Inc.: Mold a huge engineering company created by acquisitions into a single, seamless organization.Donovan was enthusiastic. Just one month ago, he called 150 top...
Councilman Calls for Hiring of Purchasing Agent for City
A St. Charles City Council member is calling for the city to hire a purchasing agent to get a better handle on the cost of equipment and supplies.Councilman Arthur Castile, 9th Ward, reminded council members during Tuesday's regular meeting that the...
Courage Defines Film of Love, War in Bosnia
"VUKOVAR"No MPAA rating: contains violence, nudity. Running time: 1:34.(Tivoli) THE brutal stupidity of the war in Bosnia is distilled into the tragic lives of two ordinary, decent human beings in this powerful "Romeo and Juliet" story actually filmed...
Cowboys' Irvin Might Face NFL Suspension
Michael Irvin's failure to respond to the National Football League on its drug abuse program puts the All-Pro receiver in jeopardy of suspension, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star Telegram reported.Irvin has not responded to an NFL letter informing him of...
Crash Lesson Many Firms Lack Succession Plan for Top Execs
The crash of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown's plane Wednesday in Croatia represents the nation's largest ever loss of top-level executive talent in a single tragedy, leaving a void at several companies.A dozen executives from the telecommunications,...
Crime Statistics Can Mislead
A recent Post-Dispatch analysis of combined crime statistics for 1993 and 1994 showed readers that their communities and streets are a lot safer than many might think.Though an earlier Post-Dispatch poll had shown that apprehension about crime was common...
Cup Is Only Thing Wings Fans Want
You can already hear teeth gnashing. Detroit fans fear the Red Wings are setting them up for another letdown.The Red Wings' assault on the record books includes a victory over every other National Hockey League team this season. But it won't mean a thing...
Daugherty: Lineup's Young but Most Skilled
The Fort Zumwalt South girls soccer team has some growing up to do. Literally.The Bulldogs, off to a 3-3 start, have a starting lineup that includes three freshmen, three sophomores, three juniors and two seniors."Player for player, this is easily the...
DC Talk Builds on Years of Pop
DC TALKKiel Center, Saturday, March 30IT'S TIME to let the Bible Belt out a notch, to accommodate all the teeny-boppers who flooded the Kiel Center Saturday night.They were there in their many varieties of Jesus T-shirts to squeal, wave their arms and...
`D' for Dissonance . . . and Dumb
MR. MIRAINGA AND RUTH RUTHThe Galaxy, Saturday, March 30`DISSONANCE: An inharmonious sound or combination of sounds; discord." That's the official Webster definition. To which might be added: The trend that threatened to kill rock 'n' roll in the 1990s....
Doctors, Consumer Group at Odds over Discipline
DO MISSOURI AND other states discipline doctors when they need disciplining? Do patients have ways of knowing whether their doctor has been in trouble?Two national groups differed in reports released in recent days about whether states are doing a good...
Dole Wins Points on Foreign Policy
Does Bob Dole have a foreign policy? If so, is it more likely to extend freedom and less likely to lead to war than Bill Clinton's? To get a handle on these questions - which will bear on our decision about who will command the Situation Room at a critical...
Drugs Are Bad, Rubbery Judges Are Even Worse
There may have been earlier episodes that rival the blatant - and evidently successful - bullying of Judge Harold Baer Jr. of the U.S. District Court in New York; none of recent note comes to mind. Baer, if you slept through the excitement, is the former...
East St. Louis Schools Needed Clean Sweep
The argument being used by the ousted school board in East St. Louis - that it was removed by the state oversight panel "arbitrarily, capriciously and unreasonably" - should be laughed out of court. If ever a move was reasonable, done after ample warning...
Eating Their Profits Longtime Customers Become Restaurant Owners
Put your money where your mouth is.Regular customers at the White Lantern Restaurant did exactly that when they heard the popular gathering spot in Marissa would be shut down."The minute they said it would close, we thought, `What a catastrophe' ," said...
E. St. Louis Targets Residents, Firms Behind on Trash Bills
Trash collection in East St. Louis will continue, but residents and businesses who are behind on their bills had better pay up or they'll face a variety of consequences, Mayor Gordon D. Bush said Thursday."We're taking the gloves off," Bush said. "We...
First in Books Mercantile Library Celebrates 150 Years
Come Tuesday, the St. Louis Mercantile Library celebrates the 150th anniversary of its founding. But even though it's the city's oldest cultural institution, for the last third of its existence, the Mercantile has remained largely unknown."The city's...
Fishing Report
LAKES, STREAMSBaldwin: Normal level. Two units are running. Hybrid stripers: Fair in the afternoons at the hot water outlet. Anglers are using jigs, spoons and heavy spinners. Bluegill, catfish: Fair to good on bait from the north levee. Bass: Fair on...
Flyers Beat Rangers 4-1; Messier Injured
Eric Lindros scored twice, and Kevin Haller got Philadelphia's fourth short-handed goal in the last two games as the Flyers beat the visiting New York Rangers 4-1 Thursday night.It was a costly loss for the Rangers, as captain and leading scorer Mar...
Foot-Washing Ritual Marks Holy Thursday in Wales, Women Hold Own Service in Protest
Pope John Paul II washed and kissed the feet of 12 priests Thursday night as he began four days of activities leading up to Easter commemorations of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.The pope, laid low by a fever in March that raised fresh fears...
Freemen, Negotiators Meet in Middle of Road
Members of the Freemen met with negotiators Thursday for the first time in the 11-day standoff. The FBI has warrants to arrest some of them on fraud charges.Four Freemen met for about an hour and a half with four negotiators at the edge of the fugitives'...
Fuhr Seems Ready to Return Soon
The Blues got some good news to go with the bad after losing Wayne Gretzky and a 3-1 decision to Toronto on Thursday night.Injured goalie Grant Fuhr participated in the Blues' optional morning skate andsaid: "It felt pretty good. I'll practice again...
Fun City: Six Flags Opens 25th Season
At Ashley's Antique Photorium, the whiskey bottle props already had been unpacked. The Old West "wanted" posters were ready to be hung. Up and down the walkways of Six Flags Over Mid-America, people were getting ready for the amusement park's 25th season,...
General Returns to Scott to Lead Two Commands
Lt. Gen. Walter Kross, a former vice commander of Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base and now one of the top generals at the Pentagon, will return to Scott to head both worldwide commands based there, Defense Secretary William Perry announced...
Girls off, Running; Boys Pick Up Pace
So far, so good.That's the way Fort Zumwalt South girls track and field coach Peg Schane would describe this season."We have most of our top people back from last year and we look pretty solid in every event," the coach said. "We have a good group of...
Going Up: Rising Commodity Prices Could Be Worth Watching
Name a commodity and its price seems to be rising.Corn for future delivery rose 2 1/4 cents a bushel Thursday to a record $4.26 1/4 a bushel. "No one ever expected to see $4 corn," said Martin Andreas, senior vice president at Archer Daniels Midland...
Gop Scores Points as Election Nears Party Taking Credit for Gains in Congress
AFTER TAKING HEAT for a legislative standoff with President Bill Clinton - and the government shutdowns it caused - congressional Republicans are finally scoring some political points as they head toward the fall elections.To name just a few, they cut...
Gray Days Cloudiness, Cold to Continue into Easter Weekend
Good thing bunnies have fur coats.It's going to be cold this weekend, weather forecasters say."Very cold, in fact, for this time of year," said Ann Gagen, meteorologist at WeatherData Inc., the Post-Dispatch's forecasting service. The normal high temperature...
Hacker Plumbed Wu's Network, Employee Says Suspect, 19, Faces House Arrest
Chris Schanot hacked into Washington University's computer network more than two years ago, but the university didn't take any legal action because he was a minor and hadn't caused any real damage, says a computer expert who helped track him.Schanot,...
Head-Spinning Numbers Cause Mind to Go Slack
Dear Abby: You printed a letter from Judie Songer of Rogersville, Mo., about junk mail. Her letter prompts me to write.Ms. Songer stated that "Americans receive almost 2 million tons of junk mail daily!" This information apparently was obtained through...
Health, Environment Director Named
St. Charles County Executive Joe Ortwerth has appointed Charles "Gil" Copley as director of the county's new Department of Community Health and the Environment.Copley, 50, is deputy commissioner for the St. Louis Division of Health. If his appointment...
`Hill Street Blues' Star Goes Behind Camera
CHARLES HAID, who played Officer Andy Renko in the breakthrough police drama "Hill Street Blues" in the 1980s, is still part of outstanding television."Murder One" and "ER" are on his resume, along with TV movies including HBO's recent "Riders of the...
Honor Roll
Students at Duchesne High School, 2550 Elm Street, St. Charles, must have a 4.0 grade-point average to qualify for the president's list; 3.6 for the dean's list; and 3.1 to 3.599 for the honor roll, with no U's in conduct.The following students are on...
House Moves to Regulate Animal Farms Bill Too Lax, Some Lawmakers Say
A state lawmaker said Thursday that emotions in his area were running so high over plans to build three large hog-feeding operations that he would not be surprised if some barns were torched over the issue.The legislator, Rep. David Oetting, said he...
`Hunger for Ritual' Variety of Services Offered in Observance of Good Friday
Christian churches will observe Good Friday in a variety of ways today. Tenebrae services, special music and dramatic presentations are planned in a number of churches, as well as conventional services with scripture readings.Catholics will mark Good...
Illinois Welfare Department Overpaid Fund-Raising Agency, Audit Alleges
Illinois welfare officials didn't "properly monitor" a major state service contract, causing millions of dollars in overpayments to a politically connected Springfield company, a new audit alleges.The Illinois Department of Public Aid now is trying to...
Incinerator's Shutdown Was Second in Recent Weeks Opponents of Times Beach Project Say They're `beyond Anger'
Saturday's emergency shutdown was the second in two weeks at the Times Beach incinerator destroying dioxin-contaminated material.In both cases, the project director told the St. Louis County Council Thursday, the emissions through an emergency stack...
Independents Should Scare Major Parties
If elections were crossword puzzles, we could put the question this way: What has four letters and can't cope with Patrick J. Buchanan, Ross Perot and Bill Clinton? The trick is there are two answers: B-u-s-h, in 1992, and this year, maybe, D-o-l-e....
In Stumblefest, Cards Hand 10-9 Win to Mets Gaetti's Error in the Ninth Opens Gates
A defense that allows six outs in an inning generally translates to fiasco for a pitcher and a Maalox Moment for a manager.This happened to both the Cardinals and New York Mets on Thursday in a brutally played game not lost by the Mets 10-9 at Shea Stadium.After...
Insult (3-1 Loss); Injury (Gretzky)
Leave it to soft-spoken defenseman Murray Baron to put into perspective the latest injury to befall the Blues."Another name on a long list," Baron said. "A big name."The biggest name of all. Wayne Gretzky joined the Blues' wounded on Thursday at Kiel...
Irwin, Sneed Share Lead with 65s in the Tradition
The way he's playing, Hale Irwin expects to be a contender every week.Ed Sneed quit for eight years, resurfaced on the Senior PGA Tour in 1994, and didn't expect anything like his round Thursday.But there they were - an odd couple atop the leaderboard...
Jury Convicts Man, Urges Life Term in Slaying of Partygoer Last Year
Lawrence T. Callanan should spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a man at a party on the Fourth of July weekend last year, a St. Louis County jury decided Thursday.Callanan, 21, was convicted Thursday of killing John M. Schuh, 24, of St....
Lindenwood, Mankato Coaches Schedule Baseball Clinic Today
The baseball teams from Lindenwood College and Mankato State (Minn.) University will conduct a parent/child baseball clinic today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Ballwin Athletic Association Complex.The clinic will be conducted by Lindewnood coach Shane Bowyer...
Magrane Wins after `670 Days' of Rest
Tony Phillips took three games to get his first hit. Former Cardinal Joe Magrane went nearly two seasons between victories."I'm pretty good on 670 days' rest," Magrane said. "I felt pretty fresh."Phillips led off the game with a home run and Magrane...
Mary Quite Contrary Breaking Away from Her 'Good Girl' Image Is a Struggle for Mary Tyler Moore
TURNING the world on with your smile certainly has its advantages. Mary Tyler Moore knows this and makes it clear up front: She's grateful to be the planet's best-ever, most-loved television personality.But don't overestimate the lifestyle, especially...
Materials for Bombs Found at Cabin Former Math Professor Appears in Federal Court
Investigators found a partly assembled pipe bomb, chemicals and meticulous notes on making explosives in the mountain cabin of the former Berkeley math professor suspected of being the Unabomber, federal officials said Thursday.Theodore John Kaczynski,...
Maurer Gets Last Laugh as Ambush Head into Series vs. Kc
The rips and jokes were flying in the Milwaukee dressing room Dec. 29 after the Wave won for the first time in St. Louis.The majority of the digs were aimed at Ambush forward Steve Maurer. Playing with a slightly herniated disc in his back and not game-fit,...
Mayor's Office Defends Residency Rule Enforcement
Top aides to Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. said Thursday the mayor treats his appointees the same way he treats all other city employees in determining residency.Their statements were in response to an aldermanic committee hearing Wednesday at which 22 of...
Mcgriff's Six Rbis Carry Braves to Win
Fred McGriff set a career high with six runs batted in, and host Atlanta showed its hitting might be as good as its vaunted pitching in a 15-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.The Braves scored 10 or more runs in only six games...
Mckenzie Wants to Bring Together Labor and Black Communities
Andrew McKenzie long has viewed his union work and church work as going hand-in-hand, with similar goals of getting people to pull together.Though he earns his paycheck as international president of the St. Louis-based Leather Workers' Union, he's probably...
Money Notes
Money Market Funds Gain Cash Despite Falling RatesMoney-market mutual fund yields fell in the first quarter as the Federal Reserve cut interest rates, but that didn't stop the cash from rolling in.Nearly $59 billion flowed into taxable money-market funds...
More Dogs with Heavenly Adventures
"ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN 2"Rating: G. Running time: 1:24.(Chesterfield, Des Peres, Eastgate, Esquire, Eureka, Halls Ferry, Kenrick, Northwest Square, Ronnie's, St. Charles, St. Clair, Union Station) THIS is a mutt of a movie, with parts assembled from...
More Long Days: Bond Failure Keeps Schools on Split Shift
If there's a school of hard knocks, it may be in Warrenton.For the third time, voters there defeated a bond issue that would have spared children in the R-3 District's crowded schools from having to start classes as early as 6 a.m. and end as late as...
Morning Briefing
Suggestive Fruitopia Ads Throw Coca-Cola For LoopCoca-Cola Co. is encountering some resistance to a new Fruitopia advertisement that shows pairs of fruit puppets in compromising positions in a hotel room.The 60-second commercial is scheduled to open...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
When NFL standouts MICHAEL IRVIN and BAM MORRIS ran afoul of the law over drug charges, former NFL quarterback JOE THEISMANN was asked for comment. Theismann, now an analyst for ESPN, did not find himself at a loss for words."How stupid are these guys?"...
Nasd out to Limit Pundit Damage `Dorfman Rule' Would Halt Automated Trading
The National Association of Securities Dealers is seeking authorization to suspend automated trading in stocks that are the subject of market-moving reports by Dan Dorfman and other well-known financial analysts.The rule proposal, submitted to the Securities...
Navigating Tricky Divorce Waters Book Shows Women How to Keep Finances Dry
Esther Berger says many of her female clients have gone through difficult divorces that resulted in a significant deterioration of their finances.Berger, a certified financial planner and first vice president at PaineWebber, says more than a million...
New Farm Bill Gets Clinton Approval Lack of Safety Net Is His Only Concern
President Bill Clinton signed sweeping new farm legislation Thursday that supporters say will free farmers to produce for the market and that critics charge will leave producers without protection if prices drop sharply.But Clinton said in a brief statement...
New Law in County Targets Teens Who Smoke Youths under 18 Cannot Legally Possess Cigarettes
Shortly after the St. Louis County Council gave unanimous approval Thursday, County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall signed a new law making it illegal for children under 18 to possess cigarettes.Most of the law takes effect April 20. That's too late...
New Law Targets Teens Who Smoke Youths under 18 Subjet to Legal Action
Shortly after the St. Louis County Council gave unanimous approval Thursday, County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall signed a new law making it illegal for children under 18 to possess cigarettes.Most of the law takes effect April 20. That's too late...
Night and Day
TodayNo meetings scheduled.Monday The Lincoln County Commission will be in session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County court house, 201 Main Street, Troy. The Warren County Commission will be in session from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Administration...
Nostalgic Notion Exec Goes to Diners from Boston Chicken
George Naddaff had $14 million and a mission: Find a restaurant that could be the next Boston Chicken. During his five-month search, the former chairman of the roasted chicken outlet checked out every possible food trend to hit this country."I saw a...
O'connor Soars beyond Musical Categories
MARK O'CONNOR AND VASSAR CLEMENTSSheldon Concert Hall, Friday, March 29TWO DIFFERENT generations of fiddle players were on display at the Sheldon Concert Hall last Friday evening. Mark O'Connor, the younger of the two fiddlers, opened the show with a...
Old Injury Can Leave Painful Burning Syndrome
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have myofascial pain syndrome. I would like your ideas on treatment options, including steroid injections, massage, acupuncture and muscle-relaxing drugs. I worry about how many injections one can have. Massage is painful at certain...
People
Dirty trick of the week: DAVID LETTERMAN stiffs a 13-year-old girl.When child actress ANNA PAQUIN made a basketball shot on Monday's show, Letterman showered her with $10,000. But after the show, Letterman's people took the money back.Executive producer...
Peoria Manual, Oak Hill Academy to Tangle Dec. 12 in Shootout
The Rams are coming to Kiel Center.Not the St. Louis Rams, but the Peoria Manual Rams, who have won three consecutive Illinois High School Class AA state basketball titles.Tournament director Keith Pickett said Manual will face Oak Hill Academy from...
Phillips Makes `Recruiting' Visit Here Nebraska Star, a Prospective First-Round Pick, Touring NFL Cities
This never would happen in Lincoln, Neb.University of Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips headed down a concourse Thursday afternoon at Lambert Field for his flight to Houston. Staffers from the Rams public relations staff provided an escort.Local...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts:COURT ACTIONSSt. Louis: David Dodson, 21, of the 3400 block of Minnesota Avenue,...
Preliminary Court Hearing Set in Killing at Boarding School
A preliminary court hearing will be held April 30 in Wayne County, Mo., in the recent killing of a 16-year-old student at a Baptist boarding school for troubled youths.Wayne County Associate Judge Randy P. Schuller set the date at a brief hearing Thursday...
Record Ipo Gets a Warm Welcome
Lucent Technologies Inc. shares rose 13 percent from their $27 initial offering price amid hoopla for the biggest-ever U.S. IPO as it notched the record for first-day trading volume.More than 42 million shares of AT&T Corp.'s equipment arm traded, r...
Ron Brown
On learning of the tragic death Wednesday of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown in an air crash in Croatia, President Bill Clinton said, "He walked and ran and flew through life and was a magnificent force." Everyone who knew him, friend and foe alike, would...
Sandy Streets Get Steady Sweeping Winter's Residue Lasts for a Month or Two
More than two weeks into spring, many city streets and sidewalks still carry a residue of the sand and grit used to fight last winter's heavy snowstorms.How come?"We're picking it up as we go along," explained Jim Suelmann, city streets commissioner....
Search for Roots at Dizzying Pace
"FLIRTING WITH DISASTER"Rating: R, adult situations.Running time: 1:32. (Des Peres, Galleria) MEL COPLIN is screwed up. He's plagued with phobias, uncertain in his marriage and so obsessed over finding his birth parents that he can't even give his infant...
Senate Earmarks $900,000 for Alternatives to Abortion
The Senate agreed Thursday to spend $900,000 on services that help women choose childbirth over abortion.The Missouri Catholic Conference sought the money. The conference's lobbyist, Louis DeFeo, said it could be used for services such as taxi fare to...
Smart Money: Successful Blacks Urged to Aid Youths
Middle and upper-class African-Americans were urged Thursday night to invest money and time in programs that help disadvantaged youths or risk seeing blacks' economic and political status decline over the next generation."While we applaud the growth...
Stock Funds Flat Most of 1st Quarter
Flat as a pancake. That was the performance by the nation's stock mutual funds from Feb. 22 through the end of the first quarter.Fortunately, the market had enough earlier pizazz to leave the average stock fund with a respectable 5.66 percent quarterly...
Stocks Mixed; NASDAQ in Record Territory
Stocks were mixed Thursday as investors embraced AT&T Corp.'s $3 billion sale of Lucent Technologies Inc. shares - the largest ever initial offering in the U.S.At the same time, investors punished shares of DSC Communications Corp., Hyperion Software...
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