St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from November 23, 1995

2–N N–Y
2 Gunmen Strike Again, at Bank in South County Robbers Wear `Atf' Caps, Take Cash, Leave Bomb
Two men wearing "ATF" caps robbed a bank Wednesday in South County and escaped after leaving a bomb behind - their third robbery in the St. Louis area since 1994, police said."They are very good at what they do," said FBI special agent Dave Cunningham.The...
2 Gunmen Strike Again, at Bank in South County Robbers Wear ATF Caps, Take Cash, Leave Bomb
Two men wearing ATF caps robbed a bank Wednesday in South County and escaped after leaving a bomb behind - their third robbery in the St. Louis area since 1994, police said."They are very good at what they do," said FBI special agent Dave Cunningham.The...
5 Police Chief Candidates Complete `Very Tough' Test
You want to be St. Louis police chief. So how do you help resolve racial tensions in the city, balance negative news coverage and upgrade data technology without enough money?How do you deal with racial tension between white and black officers?Those...
$966,000 Brightens District's Future
The Washington School District is putting aside its financial problems for the moment to concentrate on answering questions of a state accreditation team.School officials got a chance to take a breather when voters this month narrowly approved a waiver...
A Day for Thanking and Thinking
For most Americans, today is the holiday when Grandpa gets to fall asleep before the television, when pies can be eaten all afternoon and evening and when the children are content to have cousins to play with rather than presents to open.It is also a...
Admissions Preference Aids Whites and Blacks Caucasians Benefit by 4-1 Ratio in Study in Washington State
Contrary to claims that minorities get preferential treatment, white students and employees of the public universities of Washington state are the key beneficiaries of affirmative-action efforts in higher education, a new study by the Washington Commission...
A Feast without Boundaries
Across the years, Thanksgiving has become my most cherished holiday. I love its simplicity, its mythic themes, its agrarian roots, its familial essence, its patriotic values. Its meaning lies deep in the universal sentiments of all nations and tribes....
After Pardon, Former Prisoner Thankful for New Life Johnny Lee Wilson Stays near Home, Considers Lawsuit
Johnny Lee Wilson alarmed his friends and family the other night when he raised his hand at an auto auction to bid on a used Chevrolet Corvette.Wilson, 30, had always liked Corvettes. The trouble was that Wilson had no money to back up his bid. He's...
Alan Flusser: He Wrote the Book on How Men Should Dress
CLOTHES AND THIS man are like blue on broadcloth.Alan Flusser literally wears his philosophy on his sleeve.He wrote the book on how businessmen should dress.And from the knowledge he exhibits in "Clothes and the Man: The Principles of Fine Men's Dress"...
Aldermen Consider Raises in 1996 Budget Proposal
The Lakeshire Board of Aldermen has reviewed the proposal for the municipality's 1996 budget, including raises for officials.The budget includes a 2 1/2 percent pay raise for all city officials, including the mayor, aldermen and the police force.While...
All Men Had 1 Ancestor, Study Says Research Traces Trait 190,000 Years
Every man on Earth today can trace his Y chromosome to one male who lived about 190,000 years ago, before anatomically modern humans had evolved, a study suggests.There were many males around at the time, but only this one left a Y chromosome legacy...
Ancient Gingko Trees Still Thrive in Unfriendly Climes of Cities
Trees have lost their leaves to reveal their bony frames. The gingko (Gingko biloba) tree, which was soft and green in summer, now looks as if each main limb knows where it is going, jutting boldly and alone in the air and giving the whole tree a coarse,...
Ancient Jaw Bones Show Man Roamed Far, Wide, Early
Two discoveries of prehistoric humanoid remains suggest that man's forebears left their ancestral home nearly 2 million years earlier, and roamed far more widely, than anyone had previously imagined.Discovery one: a partial jaw some 3 million to 3.5...
A Rink Link: Jost Has Meant `the Most' for Junior Blues
Jim Jost never meant to be the fairy godfather of youth hockey here. He never planned to put 18 years of quiet support - and $300,000 to $400,000 - into pucks, sticks and rough-and-tumble boys.But then eldest sons Jim Jr. and and Tim started playing...
At Least 8 Dead after Quake Hits Middle East
Tourists in pajamas and bathrobes fled hotels at Middle East coastal resorts, and residents of Cairo ran into the streets shouting prayers when an earthquake rocked a wide arc of the Middle East on Wednesday.At least eight people were killed and dozens...
At Long Last, 'Cats-Bite-Dogs Story in Sports
Thanksgiving is a day for gravy boats and grandma, for fruitbricks and feel-good stories - like those heartwarming Reader's Digest yarns you skim while nervously awaiting Nurse Hatchett's call.Perhaps you have read some of those uplifting tales: The...
A Woman's Place Siuc Seeks Help to Develop Lesson Plans about Women's Lives, Roles, Experiences
What did women do on the home front during World War II?How and why do men and women speak differently?What really is sexual harassment, and what can be done about it?The Women's Studies Program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale hopes to...
Balkans' Pact May Divide Bosnia in Thirds U.S. Official Worries That Rival Armies Will Split Nation Further, Making Real Peace Hard to Attain
THE STATESMEN and diplomats announced the end of the Bosnian war Tuesday, applauding and congratulating one another on the achievement. But a look at the documents they initialed raises hard questions, including whether there will be only a temporary...
Band Leader Pleads Guilty of Sex Acts
The former band director at Rolla High School was sent to prison for 20 years after pleading guilty Wednesday of having sexual relations with four of his prize band pupils.Christopher Lizotte, 32, was led away by Pulaski County sheriff's deputies after...
Being Thankful Requires Practice
Once a year we are reminded to be thankful. Some of us may find that we are out of practice. Thankfulness is not a natural reaction. Whining is.That's why we don't have an annual Complaining Day. It's not necessary, since we spend most of our lives griping...
Black-Tie Options: Women Have Discovered the Tux
WEDDING PLANNERS are busy completing arrangements for winter nuptials.Social movers and shakers are preparing for galas, fund-raisers and other holiday events.With so many dressy occasions coming up, more and more women are moving toward the male solution...
Blues Hoping Hull's Return Is the Pick-Me-Up They Need
Brett Hull's return to the Blues' lineup couldn't come at a more appropriate time, yet the timing couldn't be more ironic.A month ago today, Blues coach Mike Keenan took the "C" off Brett Hull's jersey and gave the captaincy to Shayne Corson.But it's...
Books on Tape
"SECOND SKIN "A novel by Eric Lustbader (6 hours, abridged, Dove Audio, $24.95)</P><P>Parallel stories can be an effective technique, especially in a novel such as this one, which involves the good guys battling members of the same...
Briefs
MISSOURI WILDWOOD Leaky Lake Chesterfield To Be Fixed For $60,000</P><P>The leaking Lake Chesterfield is about to be plugged. The 20-acre lake is the centerpiece of a big subdivision in the new city of Wildwood, but recently parts...
Budget Accord Resolves Nothing
The "settlement" of the dispute between the White House and congressional Republicans reminds me of the end of the baseball strike earlier this year. Everybody started playing ball again, though nothing was resolved.Republicans claim to have persuaded...
Budget Tight, but Board Buoyed District Officials Honor Those Who Pushed for Passage of Waiver
Parkway School Board members seemed upbeat at their recent meeting despite, the voters' approval of only one of two tax measures in this month's election.Board members and district officials honored and praised several residents who worked on the tax-increase...
Can Sweaters Help Save the Planet?
MUNCHKIN sweaters. Every thrift-shop shopper has seen them and been riveted.Sometimes they're beautiful imported Fair Isles or complicated cables or Scandinavian snowflake-and-reindeer ski sweaters. Sometimes you can tell they were lovingly hand-knit...
Care Celebrates Its 50 Years of Helping Countries in Need
In this year of anniversaries marking the end of World War II, CARE, an organization that filled bellies and lifted spirits in the grim years that followed, celebrates its 50th year."Not only were the goods we supplied important, but the compassion from...
City Books in Order, Mayor Says but Clerk Wants Proof; Some Seek State Audit
Northwoods Mayor Errol S. Bush says officials have not mismanaged city money and would welcome a state audit. Resident Edward Ford, who is circulating a petition for a state audit, says he will back away if Northwoods provides complete financial records.Officials...
City Sounds Musicians Fill Subway Stations in New York with Harmony
Almost any afternoon at rush hour, a Russian youth in a tuxedo can be found seated at a portable electronic keyboard under a stairwell in the Times Square subway station, pounding out Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Chopin and Grieg.In the few seconds that...
Class Struggle Transfer of Lawsuit over Student Puts Focus on Special Education
The recent transfer of a lawsuit involving a 14-year-old St. Charles School District student with a behavioral disorder to federal court from St. Charles County Circuit Court has focused the spotlight on how such students are educated here.The school...
Complaints Prompt Proposal to Cut Crowd at Baja Club
Spurred by neighbors' complaints, the St. Louis County Council may force a popular West County nightspot to sharply reduce the number of customers it may admit.Councilman Mark Brodsky, R-Creve Coeur, has proposed changing the Baja Beach Club's liquor...
Congress Cleans Up Its Crude Law - for Vegetable Oil's Sake
All was not bitter budgetary backbiting here this week. For one brief moment, a glimmer of cooperation sparkled in the congressional darkness, as Republicans, Democrats and President Bill Clinton found a subject they could agree on:Vegetable oil.Basking...
County Goes Down for the Count
'Twas the night before Thanksgiving. And St. Louis police and firefighters knocked the stuffing out of their St. Louis County counterparts.The city stayed unbeaten with an 11-6 victory in the eighth annual Budweiser Metro Boxing Showdown.The Kiel Center...
Cousin of Murder Victim Blasts Gingrich for Remarks
The grieving cousin of a woman who was murdered with two of her children said Wednesday that he wants House Speaker Newt Gingrich to "remove our family tragedy from his political rhetoric."Fred Moody criticized Gingrich as he entered the Kenneyville...
Deaths Elsewhere
MARTHA HILL, 94, respected pioneer of modern dance education who founded the American Dance Festival and developed dance departments at four major institutions, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 1995) in Brooklyn, N.Y.In 1934, Ms. Hill became director of the Bennington...
Deck the Hall with Living Plants
Stores may have hauled out their holiday decorations as early as Labor Day, but Brian LeDoux waits until a discreet and tasteful Dec. 2.That's when one of his annual extravaganzas -- the Holiday Flower Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden -- opens to...
Democrats, Republicans Plot Strategies for Four Races Seen as Pivotal for Congress
A year away from the election, Republicans and Democrats battling for control of Congress are targeting two races in downstate Illinois and two in Chicago.The GOP is focusing on districts represented by Democrats Lane Evans of Rock Island, William Lipinski...
Discovery May Help Explain Movement of the Continents
A discovery deep below the South American continent may help explain the forces that are moving Earth's continents across the face of the planet.A "keel" extending at least 300 miles down beneath Brazil, connecting it with a semimolten layer of rock...
Does Turkey Make You Tired?
Millions of Americans will be eating turkey today -- and probably plenty of it. After eating a large Thanksgiving dinner, many people feel stuffed and sleepy. That could be caused by overeating -- or perhaps by L-tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey.While...
Dow Continues Its Record Winning Streak
Blue-chip stocks pushed higher into record territory Wednesday on the hope of lower interest rates, but technology stocks depressed the broader market."The market is placing a bet on a couple things, and it's a dicey bet," said Alfred E. Goldman, vice...
Dow Doesn't Measure Real World
A big number with lots of zeros makes a great headline, but savvy investors look beyond the Dow Jones industrial average to find out what's really going on in the stock market."The Dow is the most famous because it has the longest continuous history,...
Easy Does It Bulbs Are a Foolproof Way to Grow Flowers
If you can dig a hole, you can grow bulbs. Simple as that.From tulips and gladiolas to daffodils and irises, bulbs are nature's easiest and most rewarding plants. In many climates, flowers grown from bulbs are the first sign of spring. They brighten...
Edgar Offers Bears Another Enticement to Stay in Chicago
Gov. Jim Edgar of Illinois sweetened the pot for keeping the Chicago Bears in Chicago on Wednesday, offering $28 million to improve the area around aging Soldier Field if the team agrees not to leave.The National Football League franchise is threatening...
Elections Ordered for 2 Seats 3 Council Members Plan Appeal of Judge's Ruling, Protest Extra Expense
A judge in St. Louis County Circuit Court has ruled that Berkeley must hold elections in February for two vacant seats on its City Council.The ruling by Judge Robert Campbell puts an end to eight months of wrangling between Mayor Jean Montgomery, who...
Emus Get More Respect -as Hardy, Lucrative Livestock, Good Eating
There's something about emus that's a little e-musing, as livestock go.With their long necks and tiny wings all but lost in hairy-looking brown feathers, the adult birds resemble a herd of feather dusters. Young chicks are striped from front to back...
Expect Casualties, General Warns U.S
American casualties are inevitable if U.S. ground troops are sent to help keep the peace in Bosnia, the Army's top general said Wednesday.But the White House, making the case for sending 20,000 or more U.S. ground troops, said there's no choice: "It's...
Fallen Hero Teen Who Got Bravery Award Later Charged in Robbery
As 16-year-old Mychael Ramsey waited earlier this year to find out whether a marijuana arrest would cost him a national heroism award, he promised no more scrapes with the law."I'm not going that road no more," he said in an interview in February. A...
Family Matters at Thanksgiving Tradition Kirkwood, Webster Ready to Go
Kirkwood High athletic director Jim Velten already is soaking up the excitement for today's 80th Turkey Day football game.It's not all gravy, either.In his first year as Kirkwood's AD, Velten will be among an anticipated 5,000 spectators when Kirkwood...
Famous Dos: Hit or Miss
THE SALON mirror must be cracked.After all, you specifically requested a "Friends" cut. How hard could that be? You brought in a picture.You pointed.You sat.Half an hour after sitting in the stylist's chair, though, you're looking more and more like...
Fancy That! for Some Kids, Dressing Up for the Holidays Means Dressing Down
Holidays are casual times, especially for kids who like to tumble under the dinner table after the last of Thanksgiving's turkey is cleared away.But for Aunt Martha and Grandma, or even for a harried Mom and Dad, the holidays are occasions to dress up...
Fast-Moving Dart Picks Up Speed
CONTEMPORARY-FASHION company David Dart Inc. was on the move even before it was acquired by St. Louis-based manufacturer Kellwood Co. a year ago.Now it's picked up speed. Dart unveiled two new divisions recently - David Dart Dress and David Dart Relax...
Faurot Saw Jones as a Quarterback of Great Promise
If Don Faurot called the turn as accurately, just before his recent death, as he did under similar circumstances some years back, Missouri could have a fair-and-warmer outlook under option quarterback Corby Jones as it did under Phil Bradley.If you want...
Few in Area Guard, Reserves Are Likely to Get Bosnia Call
Reserve and National Guard units are awaiting word on whether they'll be among the 2,000 to 3,000 part-time soldiers called up for the Bosnian operation.But this area has few units of the type needed, and the call-up net will be cast nationwide.A Pentagon...
Finished Garage Doesn't Spell End to Parking Woes
After a string of delays, cost overruns and even a fire, a long-running $12.3 million repair project at St. Louis County government's main parking garage in Clayton is just about finished.But the county isn't free of parking problems. Public Works Director...
Fledgling Town Has Concerns over Future of Highway 109
Some Wildwood residents are concerned about new plans to expand Missouri Highway 109, which winds through their municipality.Plans to turn Highway 109 into a major highway, or outer belt, helped spur Wildwood's incorporation."Our community needs to stay...
For Some, How and Where Clothes Are Made Matters
WHERE WAS your outfit made?Bangladesh, maybe? Mexico? India? Some other Third World country that lets women and children be paid a nickel each a day?Or here in the good ol' U.S.A.? By undocumented immigrants working around the clock and getting almost...
Frazier, 6 Huskers Teammates Head Final All-Big Eight Team
A senior quarterback everybody knew would be great and a sophomore who started the season as a virtual unknown head the 1995 Associated Press All-Big Eight Conference football team.Kansas State, which finished second nationally in total defense, had...
Freedom, Food, Friends: A Day for Gratitude
Dear Readers: By popular demand, here is my traditional Thanksgiving column:Today is Thanksgiving Day, so take a few minutes to reflect upon all the things for which you are thankful.How's your health? Not so good? Well, thank God you've lived this long....
Garden Edibles as Holiday Decor
THE YEAR-ROUND usefulness of a kitchen garden proves itself when you set a harvest or holiday table. Along with herbs and roots for the cook pot, vegetables can take a starring role in holiday decorating all through your house.Little squashes and gourds...
Gardeners, Landscapers Happy to Take Their Work Home
Whether we can find pleasure in something we do to earn a living is a question confronting most of us at one time or another.I've known many people who say no. Among them are automobile mechanics who swear they couldn't stand to touch an engine block...
General: Casualties Certain in Bosnia
American casualties are inevitable if U.S. ground troops are sent to help keep the peace in Bosnia, the Army's top general said Wednesday.But the White House, making the case for sending 20,000 or more U.S. ground troops, said there's no choice: "It's...
Girl, 13, Certified as Adult in Killing of Teen's Father
Lauren Stoetzer, just 13, was certified Wednesday to stand trial as an adult in the killing of a High Ridge man, Thomas Est, 31.Est was shot to death Oct. 3 at his home. His 14-year-old son, Michael, was certified Monday to stand trial.Jefferson County...
Going Wild Untamed Turkeys Strut Their Stuff in Missouri
Wild turkeys have reason to give thanks today.Nearly extinct from Missouri just decades ago, turkeys have made such a comeback that they rank with the white-tailed deer as the state's top conservation success story.The state boasts about 400,000 gobblers...
Good Deeds: Students Honored for Kindness
Eleven-year-old Darryl Muldrow has an adult concern."Grown-up people think (children) are all bad," he says sternly. "We're not. . . . I don't think that (perception) is good for us."For proof, "look at us," says Darryl, pointing to nine other students,...
Grade School, 218-House Subdivision in the Works Land Purchases, Access to Road Are Conditions
The Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen has cleared the way for construction of an elementary school and 218 houses between Highway 40-61, Boulevard Park, Lake Saint Louis Boulevard and Henke Road - if certain conditions can be met.The Wentzville School...
Greenhouses: Not Just for Plants
THINK OF IT as a kind of virtual reality. It's a way of bringing the outdoors inside, of being surrounded by the elements without having to be out in them.It is a glazed structure made of insulated glass that allows the temperature to be controlled and...
He Served Us Right
You can keep your Christmas presents and your Easter eggs.For me, Thanksgiving is a cut above every other holiday.I like Thanksgiving turkey, cooked until the skin is crispy gold, and served the way I used to get it at my grandparents' house:Dropped...
Holiday Hosting: Be Sure You're Ready for Young Guests
HOME SWEET Home could turn into Home Sweet Hotel once the joys of hosting a sleep-over are discovered.Whether prompted by a weekend or holiday break, the possibility of inviting friends to spend the night eventually arises. If you're inclined to say...
Holiday Photo Contest: Shoot (Them) Yourself
IT'S time once again for the hallmark of the year: The second annual St. Louis Post-Dispatch Holiday Photo Card Contest.I want to see the holiday cards you shot yourself.Last year, I was impressed by your creativity. And kinkiness.The card that walked...
Holidays Highlight out Wasteful Ways
DID YOU know: If every American threw away one bite of Thanksgiving turkey with gravy, that alone would amount to 8.1 million pounds of wasted food?This is the kind of statistic that Robert Lilienfeld savors - an informational snippet that dramatizes...
Housing Scandals Have French Looking Askance at Elite
Housing scandals that have embarrassed President Jacques Chirac and nearly brought down Prime Minister Alain Juppe have shed new light on a longtime practice in the French capital: luxury but low-rent, government-owned apartments available only to the...
Ignorance Isn't Bliss Not When It Comes to Football, Now That the Rams Are in Town. Here's a Test to See Whether There's Hope for You Yet
T'S a football-watching party. The minute Betty Grasso and her husband, Ron, cross the threshold, their paths diverge. He goes to the television set in the living room where the cognoscenti are analyzing why some formation didn't work. She goes to the...
Imaginary Voices Studied Brain Circuits Tied to Schizophrenia
Scientists have identified brain circuits that appear to make schizophrenics hear voices and see things that aren't there.Researchers studied six schizophrenic patients who experienced hallucinations, both voices and images. The patients were placed...
Immigrants Enjoy First Thanksgiving Feast
More than 400 refugees and immigrants from all over the world celebrated Thanksgiving in two dinners Wednesday, complete with all the trimmings - and the meaning, at the International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis."Thanksgiving shows the value...
Inspired Landmarks New Book Take a Fresh Look at the City's
Churches and synagogues have a hold on the heart.For example, couples have warm memories of the houses of worship where they were married and where their children were baptized or bar mitzvahed. And historians appreciate those special buildings where...
Jobless Rate Here Hits 22-Year Low Analyst Skeptical of Data but Still Upbeat
Unemployment here has fallen to its lowest level since 1973, state officials say, but even they aren't sure the news is really all that good.The Missouri Division of Employment Security said Wednesday that unemployment in St. Louis and 11 surrounding...
Jody Hull's 2 Goals Lead Florida Win
Jody Hull scored two goals and the Florida Panthers pulled off another comeback with a 4-3 victory Tuesday night over the New Jersey Devils in Miami.New Jersey had a chance to force overtime, but Steve Thomas' goal with 1 minute 21 seconds left was waved...
Jordan, Bulls Overrun Spurs in Front of 35,888
Michael Jordan propelled a decisive third-quarter rally and scored 38 points Wednesday night to lead Chicago to a 103-94 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.David Robinson led the Spurs with 26 points and 15 rebounds.Chicago improved its winning streak...
Just the Fax: A Story about How to Use It
THIS PAST summer, an Arlington, Texas, mother was surprised to discover that her son's Cub Scout camp - while of course disallowing telephone calls, as God intended camps to do - encouraged parents to use the camp's fax machine.As it turned out, this...
Keep on Truckin', but Maybe Not So Often?
Like whales, tractor-trailers seem to travel in pods. You notice it most in the rain, when you have a semi to the right of you, a semi to the left of you, a semi to the front of you, all of them blinding you with spray, and all of this adventure happening...
Law Restricting Billboards Takes Control from Cities, League Says
Missouri's law that prevents municipalities from outlawing billboards within 660 feet of major highways is an example of legislation in which special interest groups have been able to usurp local control, the St. Louis County Municipal League says.League...
Lazers Offer Real Stuffing: 240 Games
The fourth annual Lazers Thanksgiving Soccer Tournament will be conducted this weekend on 18 fields at six sites in St. Charles County, with action scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Friday and conclude with trophy presentations after the final games around...
List of Accolades Gives Columnist a Holiday
Dear Ann Landers: Many years ago, you ran this letter on Thanksgiving Day. I think it's time your readers said "thank you" and gave you a day off. How about letting us write your column today? AN ADMIRER IN KANSAS CITYI blushed when I read all the accolades...
Loss of Sarajevo in Dayton Pact Is Blow to the Hearts of Serbs City Seen as Symbol of Their Struggles
THEY WON A separate state and almost half of Bosnia in the Dayton accord. But for hard-liners among the Bosnian Serbs, they lost their soul when they lost Sarajevo."There is nothing to be happy about: Sarajevo is theirs," said Stanka Ciric, a shop clerk...
Lou Piniella, Who Led the Seattle Mariners to Their First Playoff
Lou Piniella, who led the Seattle Mariners to their first playoff appearance, was voted The Associated Press Manager of the Year on Wednesday.Piniella received 27 of 66 votes in nationwide balloting by sportswriters and broadcasters. Colorado manager...
Lsu's All-Star Cast at Half Strength Henderson Perseveres While Tigers Await Return of Livingston
After Louisiana State point guard Randy Livingston suffered a fractured knee cap last January, sidelining him for the season, he didn't care to watch much more basketball.He did watch the National Basketball Association finals. And he watched the NBA...
Lsu"s All-Star Duo Playing Solo for Now
After Louisiana State point guard Randy Livingston suffered a fractured knee cap last January, sidelining him for the season, he didn't care to watch much more basketball.He did watch the National Basketball Association finals. And he watched the NBA...
Magic Computer Paraplegic Boy Passes Up Trip for a Fast Chip
The keys to the Magic Kingdom were his for the asking, but Peter Valeo had other worlds to conquer.When the charitable Starlight Foundation offered to grant the paraplegic 12-year-old's fondest wish - a visit to Walt Disney World, perhaps? - Pete instead...
Male Pizza Worker Wins $237,000 in Harassment Case
For five months, David Papa's boss at a Domino's Pizza made comments about his body, touched him and told him she loved him.Six days after he told her to stop, she fired him.Now, a federal judge has ordered the pizza chain to pay Papa $237,000 in damages...
Masseuse Files Suit against TV Preacher Sex Allegations Force Resignation
Television evangelist Garner Ted Armstrong has stepped down as head of his ministry amid allegations that he sexually assaulted a masseuse.The masseuse, Suerae Robertson of Tyler, Texas, sued Wednesday in state court in Tyler seeking unspecified damages...
Meet the Billikens
Jamall Walker</P><P>At A Glance: 6-0, 175, Fr., G</P><P>Hometown: Wichita, Kan.</P><P>Comment: Last season's Gatorade Player of the Year in Kansas. Started all four seasons at point guard for South High in Wichita, ...
`Megachurch' Offers Old Wine in New Bottles: Room for Thousands, Something for Everyone
Seeing the multitudes, they went up onto the stage and played electric guitars. And when they were gathered, the seekers came unto them - yea, thousands of seekers.And they opened their mouths, singing soft rock, jazzed-up gospel and anything but the...
Memories Written on Paperwhite Narcissus
Looking out my kitchen window early one morning I could see a picture of winter in the first snow of the season. On the windowsill, framed with the snow in the background, was a picture of spring - a container of paperwhite narcissus about to bloom.It...
Monsanto, Seed Firm Sign Deal Pioneer Licenses Research on Fighting Corn Borers
Monsanto Co. said Wednesday that it had licensed certain insect-fighting technology to Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., an agricultural giant that produces seeds for corn and other crops.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Monsanto will license...
Morning Briefing
Antonini Quits Chrysler Board Under Pressure</P><P>Former Kmart Chairman Joseph Antonini resigned from Chrysler Corp.'s board Wednesday, less than two days after he was targeted for ouster by dissident shareholder Kirk Kerkorian.</P><P>Antonini...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Having recently returned to Earth after being abducted by aliens and spending time on other planets, San Francisco Examiner space cadet RAY RATTO is back in orbit with a running commentary on a variety of subjects:"Stanford and East Carolina in the Liberty...
Neighbors Challenge Zone Shift
Residents are questioning a proposal to build a neighborhood-style shopping center on about 20 1/2 acres at the northeast corner of Kehrs Mill and Clarkson roads in Chesterfield.The zoning would have to be changed to allow the shopping center, and residents...
Neighbors: Fence off the Shoppes
Residents living next to The Shoppes at Sunset Hills development want the city to require higher and stronger fencing to shield their homes from the new commercial activity.Aldermen indicated that they agreed that talks should continue among residents...
New Book on History of Gays Left Unshelved at Most Schools
There's a new history book out, but you won't find it on the shelves of most high schools - even though a group has sent copies to every high school in St. Louis and St. Louis County.That's because the book, "Becoming Visible," is about the history...
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