St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from October 21, 1996

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Action Postponed on Cooler-Ban Bill Concessions at Park Seek Help from Council
The Festus City Council again has postponed a decision on a bill to ban coolers at the baseball fields in West City Park.The council previously postponed consideration of the measure after it was introduced by Council member Cathy Jokerst, 2nd Ward....
A Dismal Record on Human Rights
The scene is no less satisfying for being familiar: a goon government irritated out of its mind and rattled to the soles of its jackboots as cowed dissidents, who thought the world had forgotten them, are ushered into the sunlight of global attention....
An Inspiring Message Former Surgeon Offers Seminar on `Survival Behavior'
DR. BERNIE SIEGEL is bringing his message of love, medicine and miracles to town, determined to teach us that life is fair, that we each hold the potential to help heal ourselves and that anyone under siege by a disease or other disruptive event can...
A Pair of Police Officers to Mount Up-On Bikes `Go Where a Car Can't, Fight Graffiti, Drugs'
Moline Acres has decided to put some of its police officers on bicycles.Police Detective Kriss Ellis told the Board of Aldermen at a recent meeting that police on bicycles offer public relations value to a city, "and a bike can go where a car can't and...
Arkansan No Novice in His First Marathon
Friends Carlos Paradelo and David Welsh looked the role of Batman and Robin, shortly after finishing first and third, respectively, Sunday at the 25th St. Louis Marathon.When the race ended, Paradelo and Welsh were each given a Mylar blanket, which runners...
A Running Back with (Good) Attitude Edwardsville High Player Is Little Talk, Lots of Action
Attitude. Unselfish. Perfectionist. Humble.Look up those words in Webster's Dictionary, and those who know him best say you might find Collin Gardiner's picture next to each word.Gardiner, Edwardsville High School's football star, is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound...
A Symphony That Shows Its Heritage
Some symphonies never quite break free of their historical moorings. Shostakovich's symphonies, of which the St. Louis Symphony performed No. 8 on Saturday evening, are particularly well-lashed to their original pylons.The Symphony No. 8 (1943) stands...
Balance on Bi-State to Switch Delayed Process Will Resume, Restore County Representation
St. Louis County Executive George R. "Buzz" Westfall will soon start the process that would add another county resident to the Board of Commissioners of the Bi-State Development Agency.By letting the process go for the past year, Westfall has allowed...
Blues Lose Another Argument, and Another Game in Process
Two days after being "cheated" out of 2 seconds on the clock at Madison Square Garden, the Blues may have been cheated out of two points on Sunday at Kiel Center.The San Jose Sharks beat the Blues by a 3-2 score that would have been reversed if the Blues...
Bond Issue Would Fund Better - Not Bigger - Schools
Residents of the Washington School District "want neighborhood schools. They don't want megaschools," says Superintendent Jerry Chambers.That's one reason the Washington School Board is asking voters on Nov. 5 to approve an $11.4 million bond issue,...
Braves' Cox Thinks DH Gives NL an Advantage
Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, though he feels he has an advantage beause he can use a designated hitter here and the New York Yankees have to have their pitchers bat in the Atlanta portion of the World Series, wishes that the rules weren't that way."I think...
Braves Just Keep on Bopping, Blast Yanks 12-1 A. Jones Hits Two Homers for Five Rbis
Maybe the Cardinals weren't so bad after all.Embarrassed to the tune of 32-1 by the Atlanta Braves in the last three games of the National League Championship Series, Cardinals players must have watched with some amusement the New York Yankees' attempt...
Briefs
CALIFORNIAVacationers Return As Fire SlowsVacationers flocked back Sunday to the scenic Big Sur coastline, where state Highway 1 was reopened as firefighters made headway in beating back flames from a forest fire. The blaze blackened more than 650 acres...
By Any Other Definition, a Loss
The Rams proved one undeniable National Football League axiom Sunday afternoon.It's tough to lose every week. This isn't college football, where doormats can go months, even years without winning and the juggernauts win by 50. Losing game after game...
Challenge Israelite Leader Seeks Rebirth in Black Freedom Struggle
A black spiritual leader challenged members of the St. Louis African-American community Sunday to give new life to their struggle. Ben Ammi Ben Israel, leader of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, said that efforts to improve the status of blacks...
Change Name from Braves to Muggers
So, how do you shut up 56,365 loudmouths in The Bronx?Send in the Atlanta Braves, wielding their intimidating bats.The Braves turned Game 1 of the 1996 World Series into a New York-style mugging. The Braves all but shoved the Yankees off the nearest...
Chargers Hope for Show-Stopping Performance
Tonight will be a perfect audition for San Diego Chargers cornerback Darrien Gordon: his first start in 1 1/2 seasons, against Oakland's speedy receivers and before a national television audience.He figures the NFL's other 28 teams will be watching,...
Chemical Imbalance Role in Depression
Dear Open Mind: Although I've probably been depressed most of my life, the depression has just now been formally diagnosed. My doctor says it is due to a chemical imbalance. What kind of chemical imbalance is this? I'm also in the early stages of menopause...
Chiefs Pay Allen Tribute of Saying Very Little
Marty Schottenheimer, who has a degree in English, has stopped trying to describe Marcus Allen."You can't describe him. It's impossible," said the coach of one of football's most enduring stars.It's becoming a common sentiment as Allen, still accepting...
China's Escape Route Is Closing
One Chinese dissident escaped last week via Hong Kong. Another faces a trial and long imprisonment because he didn't escape. In short, China continues to brutally oppress political dissidents.Wang Xizhe got out through a door that probably will slam...
City Schools Alter Plan on Suspensions Readmission Policy Tightened
Expelled from Parkway West High School in Ballwin in March for bringing a switchblade to school, Billy could not enroll in another Parkway school. So he took his only option: He returned to the St. Louis Public Schools, which he had left in the fifth...
City Tells Authority Plans Are Coming Site of Convention Center Unclear, but Skeptical Officials Told of `New Concept'
St. Charles officials say they are confident they will be able to present viable plans for a convention center and hotel within three weeks, although the project may not be built on the location that has been discussed for nearly four years."We're working...
City Transit Center May Finally Take Off
The block south of Kiel Center may or may not have been the best choice for St. Louis' proposed $40 million transportation complex. But six years of delays, bickering and indecision on this matter are enough, so it's gratifying that the city has finally...
Clinton Aids Democrats in N.J., N.Y. President Seeks to Help His Party Regain Congress
President Bill Clinton detoured the White House race Sunday to raise millions of dollars for Democrats.Clinton, confident of his victory on Nov. 5, urged supporters not to be overly complacent. "I'd like to celebrate, scream and shout, but it's not over...
Clinton and Dole Gloss over Health-Care Problems
On the morning of the final presidential debate of 1996, the top-of-Page 1 headlines and news stories in The San Diego Union-Tribune were on affirmative action, presidential ethics and the "crossroads" in the medical system.During last Wednesday's debate,...
Colleges Flunk Test of Common Courtesy
Imagine that you own a trendy small business in a high-traffic part of the Central West End. You're blessed with a parking lot, but it has only 10 spaces.Imagine further that each day, you and your employees take up all 10 spots. No, you can't imagine...
Collision Kills Parents, Injures Two Children
A couple from Highland were killed and their two small children injured in an early-morning two-car crash Sunday at Interstate 70 and Illinois Route 4, about 25 miles east of St. Louis, authorities said.Fatally injured were Steven T. Camara, 25, and...
Commercial Real Estate Notes
Colliers Turley Martin represented parties in these sales of industrial space:59,000 square feet at 1645 Manufacturers Drive in Fenton to Bill Humen from Fenlease Inc.56,000 square feet of industrial space at 6800 Prescott Avenue to Mayfair and Woodcliff...
Company Opens with World Premieres
The St. Louis Ballet's autumn series began at the Art Museum in Forest Park with one local and two world premieres. The company covered wide stylistic ground in the first program of its season.Pascal Benichou's "One Way Out" is set to two Nocturnes by...
Competition, Cost Are Big Concerns at College Fair Here
MORE SENIORS have caught the bug than ever before.Gathering applications, preparing for the ACT and meeting with counselors are all symptoms of the college fever caught this time of year.Sunday's National College Fair brought droves of students and their...
Corbett Leads Billikens to Upset of No. 2 Uncc
Craig Corbett scored twice Sunday, lifting St. Louis University to a 3-2 upset victory over second-ranked North Carolina-Charlotte in a Conference-USA soccer game at A-B Conference and Sports Center.The Billikens raised their record to 5-7-2, 5-2-1 in...
Cowboys, 49ers Eke out Victories
The Dallas Cowboys almost got caught looking ahead to Miami and Jimmy Johnson.It took Troy Aikman's 60-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Martin with 1 minute 42 seconds remaining in the game Sunday to rally the 15-point favorite Cowboys to a 32-28 victory...
Cybertrek Use the Net to Plan an Outdoor Excursion
YOU'VE pumped up the tires on the bikes, aired out the sleeping bags and brushed up on Missouri fauna and flora. But have you charged your laptop's battery? If you want to wander off the beaten path to relish the last of fall's splendor, a quick detour...
Developer Offers Plan; Neighbors Opt to Negotiate
The DESCO Group has submitted a proposal to Ferguson for North Community Pavilion, a $60 million, 91.6-acre shopping center at West Florissant Road and Interstate 270. The center would contain 800,000 square feet of retail space.Churches United for Community...
Dole Keeps Focus on Campaign Funds
Keeping his focus on politics and political funds, Bob Dole accused the White House Sunday of trying to sell political access to foreign interests and called for banning all campaign contributions from noncitizens.In a hard-hitting speech at Daniel Webster...
Double Standard on Scandals
Four years ago, with four days to go before the presidential election, Iran-Contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh indicted former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on a charge of lying to Congress. Not only did Walsh indict Weinberger, but he chose - he...
Drawings Explore Moods and Perceptions of Beauty
In Dan F. Holder's series of charcoal and graphite drawings, titled "Nature of Beauty," lone women enigmatically occupy rustic, quietly charming landscapes.Six drawings from the series hang in an exhibit of Holder's work, currently showing at Alton's...
Drivers Drill on School Bus Evacuation Emergency Practice Carried out to Simulate Stalling at Rail Crossing
Passengers on a school bus near Wentzville hurriedly evacuated the bus Friday after it stopped on some railroad tracks that were carrying an approaching train.Fortunately, it was only a drill.The drill, with bus drivers as passengers, was the first of...
Drop Those Hot Funds Now, Pick Up Some Cool Cash Later
During recent months, many investors have poured their money into mutual funds that invest in the hottest sectors of the stock market.The investors are drawn by stellar performance numbers at funds such as Janus Olympus, which has attracted $450 million...
Expert Says Government Often Is Too Generous
Was the government too generous when it handed retirees a 2.9 percent increase in Social Security last week?Maybe, say some experts on the Consumer Price Index.For the past quarter century, Social Security payments have automatically risen with the CPI....
Extra Points
Numbers CrunchingAll 12 Rams home games in St. Louis have been sellouts, but the 5,373 no-shows were a record for the eight home games at the Trans World Dome. . . . The Rams broke a five-game losing streak. The last time they won - 26-16 vs. Cincinnati...
`Fast Eddie' Adds Jump to His Start
You knew Eddie Kennison was fast.Kennison, the Rams rookie wide receiver, was a six-time All-American in track at Louisiana State.What you didn't know, though, is that Kennison can high jump. That's what he did on a 29-yard touchdown toss from rookie...
Fillings Add Flavor to Moist and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
DID YOU KNOW that America's favorite nut is not a nut but a legume like peas and beans?I sure didn't.Learning that peanuts are not actually nuts certainly didn't make them less attractive to me. Conversely, I wouldn't have thought it possible to love...
Flu Shots Make Good Sense for Both Young and Old
Dear Abby: Influenza, which can be prevented by a simple vaccination, kills as many as 40,000 people each year in the United States. Won't you remind your readers that October to mid-November is the ideal time to receive a "flu" (influenza) shot?Although...
Foreign Contributions Embarrass Both Parties
As Democrats and Republicans furiously point fingers at each other over big political contributions linked to foreign and other controversial sources, they are quietly returning some questionable donations.Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., successor to Republican...
For Secretary of State
For a job that generally attracts little interest, the office of Missouri secretary of state has been in the news a lot over the last four years.In 1992, John Hancock of Creve Coeur came the closest among Republican candidates to helping his party avoid...
Gm's Ev Effort Could Put New Charge in Auto Industry
General Motors came out with a car this year that could profoundly affect not only one of the world's largest manufacturers of automobiles, but the entire auto industry into the next century.A sporty two-seater, the car is now running off the assembly...
Guilty Plea Nets Woman 40 Years; Husband Wouldn't Listen to Her
A St. Charles County woman who told police she shot her husband because he wouldn't listen to her pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.Bonnie E. Hamilton, 51, was scheduled to be arraigned on charges of...
Heating Bills Are Hard to Forecast but Generally, Gas Is Up, Electricity Down
As St. Louisans fire up their furnaces this fall, some will pay more to heat their homes, some may pay less and many will find their heating bills unpredictable.The weather is always unpredictable, and these days, so are supplies of the fuels that heat...
High-Tech $29 Million School Offers Lesson in Space, Amenities
The new Edwardsville High School won't be ready for classes until next fall, but school officials are already showing it off with pride.They're giving tours of the work-in-progress on Center Grove Road, about 1 1/2-mile south of the current campus. The...
Howell's Williams at It Again; Helps Defeat St. Charles
Francis Howell High senior Damon Williams was at it again Friday night.Williams, the area's premier running back/defensive back, treated a large homecoming crowd to another stellar performance as the Vikings beat up visiting St. Charles 42-0.Howell,...
How to Get Kitchenware Back in Shape: Fix It, Polish It, Mend It
THE HINGE on the silver coffeepot's been broken for years, and the belly's black with tarnish. The beloved old Mixmaster is useless without beaters. And what good is a great chef's knife so dull it won't cut Jell-O?Candidates for a garage sale, one and...
How to Keep Negotiations for a Sale under Wraps
Q. Last week you wrote about someone wanting to buy a restaurant. My situation is the opposite - someone wants to buy my business.I may be interested in selling, but I don't want my employees, customers or competitors to know. What can I do to protect...
If Voters Are Treated like Lab Rats, Will They Bite?
FOR MORE THAN a decade now, politicians have been using "instant response" surveys in a desperate attempt to find out what voters like to hear.This is what happens:Candidates hire pollsters to get a bunch of people to watch a speech while wired up with...
`Ink' Gets Major Reworking before Its Debut Tonight
`Ink'When: 7:30 tonightWhere: Channel 4 THE normal gestation period for a TV sitcom is six months or more. But at CBS, "Ink" has been completely rebuilt, in slightly under eight weeks, and will make its debut tonight in the midst of one of the most competitive...
In Short, Simply Not a Finer Parade Than Mccluer's `Camelot'
Gather hundreds of McCluer High School students. Fluff thousands of paper flowers. Add some school spirit, candy and Silly String. Then form a train of decked-out cars, trucks, flatbeds and the marching band.What do you have? One of north St. Louis County's...
It Does Not Compute, but Rams Beat Jaguars Crunched Numbers Add Up to 17-14
Rich Brooks has never endured a tougher week. True, in 1977 his father died after Brooks' Oregon Ducks absorbed a 54-0 loss to Washington in what would become his worst Pacific 10 Conference defeat.But that was his first season at Oregon, expectations...
It's in the Cards: The World Must Be Coming to an End
THREE HUNDRED and thirty-six years ago, James Ussher, the Archbishop of Armagh, the Primate of all Ireland, made some serious calculations and concluded that the world would end at exactly 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 of the year 1996.That's tomorrow.Normally,...
I Wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Super Bowl Show
Oscar Mayer, whose cold cuts are featured at many a Super Bowl party, has announced that it will sponsor the halftime show for the National Football League's championship game for the second time in January.As part of the multimillion-dollar package,...
Jacksonville Wins Numbers Game but Nothing Else
Numbers don't lie. But, as the Jacksonville Jaguars learned Sunday, they sure can be fickle.A glance at the stats sheet shows clearly that the Jaguars, a second-year expansion team, dominated the Rams at the Trans World Dome.But the only numbers that...
Jags Think That's No Way to End a Statistical Mismatch
The Jacksonville Jaguars shouldered equal loads of frustration and rage after their 17-14 loss to the Rams on Sunday.Frustration: Because they roamed up and down the Trans World Dome turf all afternoon, virtually at will, and wound up outgaining the...
Japan's Major Party Wins Voters Wonder about Promises
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto's party won a parliamentary election Sunday on vows to overhaul the bureaucracy that dominates Japanese policy-making. But even as the results came in, Hashimoto became more vague about his plans.Hashimoto's conservative...
Keeping Posted
Prestige Quits After 6 WeeksPrestige Airways is pulling out of St. Louis, just six weeks after entering the market.Prestige, one of the few black-owned airlines in America, has been offering service from Lambert Field to Flint, Mich., and Chicago. It...
Laws for Mother-in-Law Book Tells How to Make the Relationship Perfect (Well, Mostly)
WHEN the kids get married, a relationship is created that has traditionally carried with it disparaging remarks and mean-spirited mother-in-law jokes.When Yvette Strauss was faced with becoming a mother-in-law, she wrote a book about it: "The Other Mother...
Letter Proof of Activity by Gangs, Police Say Man in Jail Tells Juvenile to Keep Up Recruiting
When a 21-year-old man sent a letter from jail to a juvenile in St. Charles asking him to keep recruiting for a gang, an alarm sounded in St. Charles County Circuit Court.Police officials in the county said that alarm was justified."We certainly know...
Loafing in the Kitchen Can Lead to Tasty Leftovers
WHILE WE are not a meat-and-potatoes family, once in a great while I make meatloaf. Meatloaf isn't the fastest recipe on earth, but it is simple to prepare and feeds our family for at least two meals.I often cook extra food with the idea that the leftovers...
Loop `Wall' Comes Tumblin' Down
The tall brick planter boxes on the southern edge of Ackert Park are about to be replaced. The sides of the planter boxes formed what many young people referred to as "the wall" in University City's Loop area.In their stead, University officials are...
Low Restaurant Scores
The following restaurants scored below 90 recently in inspections in St. Louis and St. Louis County. The grading scale is 85-100, A; 70-84, B; and under 70, C. The reports cite critical violations (noted below) that require immediate action and carry...
Low Ridership Cited in Plan to Cancel Eight Bus Routes
Bi-State is considering canceling eight bus lines - six in west St. Louis County and two in South County - because of low ridership."These routes are the eight lowest in our system," said Linda Hancock, a spokeswoman for the bus system. "Their passengers...
Lucy's a Sharp Dresser
LUCY THE GOOSE lives in my next-door neighbor's front yard. Posing in a patch of impatiens, she is the mascot of Rosalie Avenue in Brentwood.Lucy doesn't make any noise because she's 50 pounds of solid concrete, but she sure causes a lot of honking by...
Make-Ahead Chicken Gives Hosts Time to Enjoy Their Party
`MY MOTHER-IN-LAW is such a good cook, she even makes leftovers taste wonderful," says Penny Fischer of Warrenton.Kay Fischer, the cook in question, chuckled when she heard about her rave review."It's funny that she should say that," Kay Fischer said,...
Manhandled Rams Prove It's Hard to Always Lose
The Rams proved one undeniable National Football League axiom Sunday afternoon.It's tough to lose every week. This isn't college football, where really bad teams can go months without winning and the juggernauts win by 50. Losing game after game is difficult...
Matters of Choice : In Two Weeks, Election Will Declare Voters' Verdicts : 55th District's Senatorial Contest ; Is Model of Decorum, Division
In a campaign season thick with mud, the race for Illinois' 55th district state Senate seat has been a picture of courtesy.But that doesn't mean incumbent Frank Watson, R-Greenville, and Democratic challenger David Ahola of Edwardsville agree on much....
Matters of Choice : In Two Weeks, Election Will Declare Voters" Verdicts : In 110th House District, Race Is between Status Quo, Change
Like so many legislative races across the state this year, the fight for the 110th Illinois House district seat may come down to two simple questions.Do the voters approve of how the Republicans have run things during their two years in complete control...
Maybe It's Not Dog Who Needs Training
Recently, as my 6-year-old terrier mix was lying down, almost asleep, my wife bent down to pet him, and he bit her!He's been my pet his whole life, and I'm quite attached to him. I've only been married six months, and I suspect the bite might have been...
Mcdonnell Vies for Defense Contracts at Seoul Air Show
Russian, French and American jet fighters screamed over Seoul over the weekend as the three countries scrambled for one of the world's most lucrative air defense contracts.The inaugural Seoul Air Show, a trade exposition for South Korea's emerging aerospace...
Mediterranean Anemia Usually Is No Problem
Dear Dr. Donohue: My daughter has learned that she has Mediterranean anemia. She tires easily and feels cold. Blood tests showed it, but she was told there was nothing to take, and that iron supplements would not help. Please elaborate.Mediterranean...
Monday Memo
Do you work for a family business?Chances are you will.Businesses controlled by families now generate 59 percent of U.S. employment and 78 percent of new jobs, according to a 1995 government survey. Employment at smaller firms is growing as big corporations...
More Jobs for Seniors Opening Up, but at Low Wages
Chances for seniors to find work may be improving in today's tight labor market, especially if they're willing to start at the bottom."As unemployment in various parts of the country gets down to very low levels, employers are beginning to reach out...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Kansas' version of Midnight Madness is called "Late Night with ROY WILLIAMS." And it was quite a show this year.Some 14,800 showed up at Allen Fieldhouse for a volleyball match (KU beat Mizzou), pep rally and basketball scrimmage. SCOT POLLARD, the Jayhawks'...
Mutual-Fund Fees Don't Match Expenses
Do you know how much you are paying for your mutual fund? A lot more than you should be, according to Amy Arnott, editor of Morningstar Mutual Funds, a fund reporting service.She argues that at a time when cash flowing into funds should offer investors...
Never-Give-Up Carries Pitcher
Just as she hates to give up a run on the bases, Fox High pitcher Lori Beilke can't stand to give up on anything in life."Lori sticks with everything she does," said Warriors softball coach Ray Adams. "I think that's what has made her so successful,...
New Party Is a Practical Alternative
For years, the words "third party" have been gumming up synapses on left-wing talk shows. "Third party" had the plausible, do-something sound of a magical drug: Take one of these and lie down. One could share emotions ranging from disgruntlement to disgust...
Noble Endeavor Area Man Develops Simple, Cost-Effective Test for Fever Drug
A small, white-haired man sits at a long, gray lab table on the 10th floor of the Federal Courts building downtown, perfecting a test that may save thousands of children's lives.The man is Allen Kenyon, 80, of Kirkwood. In 1994, when federal budget cuts...
No Contest! These Brownies Are the Best
SOME RECIPES are so good, they're worth repeating - especially when they end up as winners in national recipe contests.Such is the case with LoriAnn Glen's nutty cheesecake brownie recipe. It first came to our attention last year, when Glen's husband,...
North Star Brings a Lot to the Table
One would think that Stacey Johnson's favorite day of the week is Saturday, when the Lutheran North running back makes mincemeat of area defenders.But actually it's Sunday. That is when Stacey and the rest of his family, cousins and all, head to grandmother...
No Surprises: Howell Boys, St. Charles West Girls Win
The Gateway Athletic Conference cross country championships went as expected Friday afternoon at McNair Park.The St. Charles West girls dethroned defending Class 3A state champion Duchesne while the Howell boys captured their fourth successive league...
Oilers End 0-5 Skid vs. Steelers
It was the House of Pain and "Luv Ya Blue" revisited at the Astrodome.Amidst a sea of pompons and a boisterous crowd cheering harder for the home team than its opponents, the Oilers heated up an old AFC Central Division rivalry with a 23-13 victory Sunday...
Old Malls Find New Life with Teens Retailers Gain Success Gauging Youth Fashions
In an episode last season, Lea Thompson, the star of "Caroline in the City," wore a belt made of recycled inner tubes studded with caps from beer bottles. Afterward, the belts sold so fast that the Gadzooks store in Mid Rivers Mall had trouble keeping...
Panel Questions EPA Spending on Resort Seminars
The Environmental Protection Agency has spent an average of $42,000 a month since 1993 on seminars at ritzy resorts and on education unrelated to environmental protection, such as "defensive driving" and speed-reading, congressional investigators reported.Posh...
Panel Urges Tax Plan Vote as Solution Permanent Rollback Waiver Called Best for District Revenue Problems
A permanent sales-tax rollback waiver is the best plan to put before voters, a committee says - an idea that has received a favorable reaction from the Ferguson-Florissant School District.A strategy to marshal voter support may reach the board as early...
Parents Need Help in Fighting Drug Use
President Bill Clinton and Bob Dole may wish Americans believed otherwise, but neither party can rightfully blame the other for the rising numbers of teens who use drugs.Drug use is every American's problem - and every American can be part of the solution....
Parker's Two Picks Help Rams Make Their Points
Rams cornerback Anthony Parker was handing out game balls.Parker gave one to his mother, Ann, who was visiting from out of town for the Rams' 17-14 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.He gave one to Rams coach Rich Brooks, commiserating with him over the...
People
MICHAEL JACKSON got a rude welcome from a couple of city councilmen in Taiwan angry over the pop star's alleged child molestation.Jackson received a meritorious achievement award Saturday from the mayor of Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city, where...
Picket out Roy Clark, Glen Campbell Leaving Branson's Strip
It will remain the nation's country music mecca, but there's no doubt the departure of Roy Clark - the first celebrity to put his name on a theater in Branson - marks a time of change for the town.Along with Clark, who opened the Roy Clark Celebrity...
Prepaid Calling Goes Cellular
Cellular telephone companies here are offering prepaid service - a new way to use mobile phones without a monthly service fee, a long-term commitment or a deposit.Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems Inc. began offering prepaid cellular cards late last month....
Presto Cookies Help Mom Get a Good Night's Sleep
IT NEVER fails.The one night I wait until 10:30 to clean out my daughter's backpack, out pops a reminder that I'm responsible for the class special snack.Tomorrow. Funny, my schedule didn't seem nearly so hectic weeks ago, when I volunteered to bake...
Project's Variance Request Dropped Firm Wanted to Build Houses in Southern Area
At a recent Arnold City Council meeting, a project planner for The Sterling Co. withdrew the firm's request for a variance that would have allowed J.H. Berra Construction Co. to build 259 single-family houses near the intersection of Richardson Road...
Protests Build over Plan for City Center Sales Tax on Nov. 5 Ballot Would Contribute Funds
For the second time this month, residents criticized the Rock Hill Board of Aldermen for its plans to build a $3.5 million community center partly financed with a proposed half-cent sales tax.The tax, to be voted on Nov. 5, is to fund storm-water and...
Puddle-Hopping DC United Wins Soggy MLS Cup No Fair-Weather Fans in Crowd of 34,643 for 3-2 Ot Thriller
That Washington D.C. United came back from a 2-0 deficit with 17 minutes to play Sunday and beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 in overtime at MLS Cup '96 was surprising enough.But the most incredible aspect of the first championship of Major League Soccer...
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