St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from April 11, 1996

A–L L–W
A Deseg Student's Emotional Scars
Recently on television, I saw a young black girl give tribute to the desegregation program for her academic success. As I began to think about my days in the desegregation program, a lot of emotions began to surface. Now, as I think about my high school...
Agency Targets Products Touted as `Natural High'
The government moved Wednesday to curb sales of an herb offering Generation Xers a "natural high," telling consumers not to buy such dietary supplements as Herbal Ecstasy that contain the stimulant ephedrine.The supplements are advertised to young people...
Age-Old Question: Why Might a Masters Champ Skate for Keenan?
With the 60th Masters beginning in earnest today, you probably have some questions about this big, green tournament. Chances are none of them will be covered below:Q: Who is the oldest player in this year's tournament?A: Doug Ford, who is 73 or the average...
A 'Glorified' Character Actor That's How Robert Duvall Describes Himself; Others Say He's the Best on Screen Today
IF A COMPUTER designed the perfect American film actor, what might he look like? Would he be in his 60s, of slightly less than medium height, thin, balding? Would his voice flow expressively between the cultured tones of a mob-owned Irish lawyer and...
Air Conditioning or Street Repair? Council Opts to Keep Its Cool
Keeping people cool at the Florissant Civic Center and at the police department has temporarily won out over fixing streets and renovating the pool bathhouse.The Florissant City Council on Monday night appropriated $387,400 so that the air conditioning...
Alan Benes Makes Trip from Sighs to Cy Form Cards Rookie Fires 4-Hitter after Lackluster Opening Start
Forget for just a day the speculation about Cardinals pitcher Alan Benes as the best rookie in the National League.Benes looked more like Greg Maddux in the Cardinals' 4-1 victory over Montreal on Wednesday."We're going to be hard-pressed to call Alan...
A Loathsome Job Can Be Easier with Right Sprayer
If you are like most gardeners, you hate to spray. You don't like mixing up the stuff in preparation for spraying, and you don't like cleaning up when you're finished. Nonetheless, spraying is a necessary evil of gardening.Perhaps a pesticide is needed...
An Example for Journalists: Skeptical but Not Cynical
In the spring of 1982, I was working in the Business Day section of The New York Times and was befriended by a young editor there named Nathaniel Nash.Nathaniel was a gentle soul and a deeply religious Christian. He liked to come by and talk to me about...
Antiques Show This Weekend
HAVE YOU had a hard time finding that perfect flowery vase for your Victorian table that graces your foyer? Or maybe you're looking for that very special jewelry piece for your goddaughter who is marrying in June.Whatever your needs, there's a good chance...
An Umpire's Death One Dies Alone Daily Somewhere on Baseball Field
At least he died an umpire's death. So said baseball's misty-eyed sages last week, and they were right.But not because John McSherry was wrapped in blue, or lying behind home plate, or working in the only city that still has an opening day parade.He...
Arafat Lashes out at Critics in Parliament
Yasser Arafat banged his fist on the table, exasperated by criticism from Palestinian legislators."I will make you pay for this," Arafat threatened one legislator at a parliament session Wednesday.At one point, Arafat ordered a cameraman from Palestinian...
Area Teacher Gives Voice to Athletes at Games
Stacy Oberman is not an athlete."No," she said, rolling her eyes. "Never."She is happy on the sidelines as a 24-year-old Spanish teacher at Marquette High School. So she was startled, to say the least, when asked to serve as assistant manager for the...
Art with a Ring to It
A few years back, Susan Eisler was preparing work for a Currents Exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum, and I visited her at her studio in a big old warehouse building downtown to see the work and to talk about the show. She had a number of major sculptures...
As Blues Clinch Berth, Gretzky Mulls Return Should Great One Play Tonight vs. Avalanche?
Now that the Blues have officially clinched a playoff berth, coach Mike Keenan will think long and hard about whether it's a good idea for Wayne Gretzky to play tonight against the Colorado Avalanche at Kiel Center.The Great One has missed three games...
A Silent, Enigmatic Drama
If you stand in the middle of Elisa Abeloff's show at Forest Park Community College and move your eyes slowly from picture to picture, you see something that is like a movie without words, or parts of a novel separated out of the whole.Because there...
Barenaked Ladies Offer Witty Lyrics in Diverse Styles
IN A ROCK SCENE that is often angst-ridden, vapidly retro or just plain mediocre, it's nice to hear bristling lyrics encased in catchy melodies and neatly tied together with exuberant musicality by people who can sing.Barenaked Ladies, an eclectic Toronto-based...
Baseball Strike: That's a Loser -- for Owners and the Players
Baseball owners lost more than $700 million during the 1994 and 1995 seasons, according to financial data obtained by The Associated Press.The 28 teams had an operating loss of $376 million in 1994, when the players' strike wiped out the final 52 days...
Best Bets for the Week of April 11-17
Friday"Romeo and Juliet": And now with a cast of thousands .... well, with a cast of 28 anyway, which seems like a lot on most stages. A two-weekend run of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy opens at 8 p.m. in the Edison Theatre. It's a production of Washington...
Big-Screen `Kids' Five-Member Canadian Comedy Team Turns from Sketch TV to Full-Length Movie
Being known as a kid is swell when you're younger. But for the "Kids in the Hall"--after 13 years of professional comedy--the term can get a little, well, funny."It's haunting us now," acknowledges Kevin McDonald, one of the group's founders. "We thought...
Blast Suspects' Lawyers Seek Separate Trials Attorney Says Defendants' Interests `Different' in Oklahoma Bomb Case
With the rift between Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols apparently growing, the attorneys for the two Oklahoma City bombing defendants say they want separate trials for their clients.The remarks were a further indication of increasing rancor between...
Board Keeps Suit against Own Member
When Christena Huskey takes her seat each month on the board of the Jefferson County Health Center, there's tension in the air. Sometimes she has to leave the room when the other board members want to talk about her.That's because the board continues...
Bonjour Couple Will Teach Course on Getting along in France
When Joel Meeker prepared to look at an apartment for rent in a village near Strasbourg, France, a friend handed him a screwdriver and a sack of light bulbs with electric sockets. "He said, `You'll need these,' " recalls Meeker.The apartment had no light...
Bonus Makes Exec Better-Known (Better Known)
Lawrence M. Coss didn't get a raise last year, but his $65.1 million in bonuses should make up for it.The little-known chief executive of a Minnesota company that lends money to mobile-home buyers wound up earning more than four times the compensation...
Books on Tape
"MIND SLASH MATTER"A mystery thriller by Edward Wellen (3 hours, abridged, Durkin Hayes Audio, $17.95)In the final years of his mother's life, Rush Lightbody watched in silent agony as her short-term memory became more and more scant, so that she could...
Briefs
TOWN AND COUNTRYAldermen Vote To Review All Newsletters' ContentsThe Town and Country Board of Aldermen has voted 5-1 to review the contents of each issue of the municipality's bimonthly newsletter. In the past, members have disagreed with Mayor Diane...
Briefs
ST. LOUIS COUNTYExpect Construction Work On Portion Of Rock RoadConstruction is scheduled to begin soon on widening of three-fourths of a mile of St. Charles Rock Road from Edmundson Road in Breckenridge Hills west to San Jose Road in St. Ann. Breckenridge...
Briefs
MISSOURIDEMOCRATIC CONVENTIONState Party To Pick 49 Delegates Tonight Missouri Democrats tonight will select 49 of the state's 93 delegates to the party's presidential convention Aug. 26-29 in Chicago. The national delegates will be picked during the...
Briefs
ILLINOISSPRINGFIELD, Ill.Police Officer Charged In Sex-Related Case A police officer has been charged with official misconduct based on accusations that he overlooked a traffic offense in exchange for a sexual favor. Patrolman Walter W. Meek Jr., 34,...
Brooks, Rams Cast Big Vote for Walsh Quarterback Signs Two-Year Contract, Will Battle Rypien
Steve Walsh may not have been the people's choice at quarterback, but in this campaign, coach Rich Brooks controlled the electoral college."I stated from Day One this was not a popularity contest," Brooks said Wednesday, after the Rams announced the...
Brown Eulogized as Successful, Loving All Life `He Lived for America,' Says Clinton
With fond words and solemn pageantry, along with touches of humor, the nation's capital bid farewell Wednesday to Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, whose death robbed America of a key black leader and President Bill Clinton of a vital ally.Clinton,...
Burning Up the Tracks
In football, you send your fullback up the middle for "three yards and a cloud of dust." In baseball, batters "dig in" and pitchers occasionally "dust them off." In horse racing, you have your "mudders," and so on and so forth.But in auto racing, when...
Cahokia Mounds Center Initiates New Fee Schedule
Starting Wednesday, some visitors to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Interpretive Center near Collinsville will be charged an entry fee of $2 for adults and $1 for children and youths ages 3 to 17. Tuesdays will be "free day" with no fee.The new...
Cahokia Mounds to Charge Admission Fee for Center
Starting next Wednesday,, some visitors to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site Interpretive Center near Collinsville will be charged an entry fee of $2 for adults and $1 for children and youths ages 3 to 17. Tuesdays will be "free day" with no fee.The...
Can't Make Any Bones about Dealer in Skulls
DEAR Boss:Per request, here's how the item "Raccoon Reproductive Bone, $1" got on my expense form last week.It all started when I met dinosaur guru Robert Bakker at the Cervantes Convention Center. While wandering the exhibit hall at the 44th annual...
Caribbean Math: When You Win, You Lose
The Vicarious Bettor plays off a $100 stake provided by his employer. Each week, he wagers a small portion of that amount and reports the results here.The game: Caribbean studThe session: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Alton Belle On a gorgeous spring day,...
Casting the Dye Who Decides We'll Be Wearing Cobalt Blue, Driving Purple Cars and Sitting on Vanilla-Colored Sofas
A man I know bought a used Toyota, nearly new. He got a great deal on it - probably, his wife says, because it was the ugliest color in the world, a vomitous orange with a black vinyl top.</P><P>It ran like a charm, but the orange got...
Celebrate Independence Day with a Home-Grown Picnic
If you play your cards right - or better yet, your garden right - it is possible to serve up most of your picnic feast on the Fourth of July right out of the backyard vegetable plot.The hot dogs and steak will have to come from elsewhere, of course,...
City Seeks Approval of Bond Issue to Build Recreation Center
With work on streets and flood control under way, Arnold officials want to address what they consider another need of their constituents - recreation.They are asking voters on June 4 to approve an $8 million bond issue to help pay for an $8.4 million...
City Stands to Lose $175,000 Missouri Supreme Court Bars Use Tax; Budget Likely to Need Changes
A recent Missouri Supreme Court decision barring cities and municipalities from collecting a use tax may end up costing Riverview close to $175,000.Financial Advisor Terry Altepeter recently told the Board of Trustees that the decision means that Riverview...
City Weighs Hiring of Expert to Oversee Landscaping
Kirkwood officials want outside help when they have to review landscape plans from developers.The City Council will hold a hearing at 8 p.m. next Thursday on a proposal to allow the city to hire a landscape architect or forester to review such plans....
Clinton Vetoes Late-Term Abortion Bill
President Bill Clinton vetoed a bill Wednesday that would outlaw a rarely used technique to end late-stage pregnancies.Clinton struck down the bill in a White House ceremony in which five women who have undergone such abortions spoke tearfully about...
Club Manager, Adviser to Tyson Dismiss Claim of a Sexual Assault
An accusation that Mike Tyson sexually assaulted a woman at a Chicago nightclub was denounced as not credible by his Moslem adviser and declared unlikely by a manager at the club, but police were not saying Wednesday.Accounts vary as to what happened...
College Trip Criticized as Waste
A man who will join the new board of trustees of State Community College in East St. Louis says the college is wasting more than $12,000 to send nine student senators and three faculty advisers to a conference in Florida this week.Artis Talley - who...
Come Closer. the Art Won't Bite You Talent Hangs out on Some of the City's Oddest Walls -- Where There Are No Guards and No Shushing
During busy lunch and dinner hours, the Sunflour Cafe contains the better elements of a first-rate art opening: great food, fine wine and walls adorned with original artwork. The only thing missing is the pretention -- but no one complains.The majority...
Concert Previews
The Meices(w/The Customers), 8 tonight, Side Door.Run-of-the-grungemill, with the exception of one song, "W.O.W.," a rare combination of secret agent guitars, skate-punk vocals, surf rock beats, and horns. Yes, horns -- the last refuge of rock `n' roll...
Contractor Loses Deal on Federal Building Completion of Courthouse Delayed for Seven Months
Completion of St. Louis' new federal courthouse - the $200 million Thomas F. Eagleton Building - is going to be about seven months late.The General Services Administration announced Wednesday that it is ending a $165 million contract with the general...
Council Rejects Conrey's Effort to Cut Taxes
A majority of St. Charles City Council members once again refused to endorse a proposal by Councilman William Conrey to cut the city's property tax rate by 26 cents.Conrey, 2nd Ward, told his colleagues Tuesday night that the tax-cut idea was an alternative...
Council Tables Parker Road Rezoning for More Study Church Worried about Effects of Action on a Tract It Owns
Black Jack officials have postponed a decision on a controversial rezoning along Parker Road after several church members and residents objected to the proposal.The City Council voted to table the rezoning of land at 4905, 4910, 4925, 4935 and 4950 Parker...
Crimes against Children Data May Help to Identify Criminals
A new tool to track crimes against children may also help police track down criminals.Attorney General Jim Ryan has unveiled a program to document crimes where children are the victims. Police reports currently lump crimes against adults and children...
Day by Day
TODAYMAINSTAGE THEATRE - "The Relapse" by John Vanbrugh will be presented at 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday and April 18, 19 and 20, and a matinee will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jelkyl Theatre at Lindenwood College, St.Charles. The comedy deals...
Deaf Man's Killing by Police Needless, His Relatives Say
Illinois State Police investigated on Wednesday allegations by relatives of a 22-year-old deaf man that police in Forest View, a Chicago suburb, needlessly shot him to death during a struggle.Relatives of Eric Smith of Joliet acknowledged that Smith,...
Deaf School Dismissals Spark Anger Jobs of 3 Educators Eliminated
Angry parents withdrew at least five children from the Central Institute for the Deaf Wednesday to protest the dismissal of three leading educators at the school.Clutching signs that read "Who will teach our kids to talk" and "What about our kids," almost...
Deets Loath to Reappoint Any of District 189 Board
Jed Deets, the regional school superintendent for St. Clair County, said it is unlikely he will reappoint any current board members to a new School Board for East St. Louis District 189, despite requests that he do so.Many residents have expressed interest...
Dennis G. Glore, 59; Founded Consulting Firm That Gave Food Service Advice to Firms Here
Dennis G. Glore, a food service consultant in St. Louis, died Tuesday (April 9, 1996) after a heart attack. He was 59 and lived in St. Louis.After working for many years in the food service industry in St. Louis, Mr. Glore, in 1971, formed a food service...
Diagnosis: Healthworks Works Year-Old Program Tracks Health Data of Foster Children
A year ago, Agnes Clem knew nothing about her foster children's health history. Today, thanks to HealthWorks of Illinois, she has the information she needs to help them stay healthy.She knows her 2-year-old foster daughter, for example, has chronic ear...
Disarming Ways Advocating Handgun Controls, Sarah Brady Finds Irony in Controversy That Shadows Her
Handgun-control advocate Sarah Brady said Wednesday in Edwardsville that it's confusing and somewhat ironic that security has to be increased almost everywhere she speaks."Who'd ever think a middle-aged mother and housewife would be so controversial?"...
Disarming Ways Sarah Brady Likens Controls on Handguns to Rules for Highway Safety That Save Lives
Handgun-control advocate Sarah Brady said Wednesday night that the possession and use of guns should be controlled in much the same way that American society controlled automobiles."My purpose is to cut down on the number of lives lost to gun violen...
Disney Sued for $250 Million by Ex-Movie Chief
The former chairman of Walt Disney Co.'s film studio, Jeffrey Katzenberg, has sued his former employer for at least $250 million. The breach-of-contract suit claims the world's largest entertainment company refused to pay Katzenberg "post-termination"...
Edgar Assails Daniels' School Plan
Gov. Jim Edgar on Wednesday ripped into the $500 million school funding plan offered by House Speaker Lee Daniels, saying it fails to lift up poor school districts and its state cutbacks would be a "tragic mistake.""This Band-Aid approach just doesn't...
Ethyl Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit
A federal suit started by a St. Louis man and conducted out of public view has led to an agreement by Ethyl Corp. and a subsidiary to pay the government $4.75 million to settle allegations that they sold petroleum additives below government standards...
Expectations Dashed a Promising Start, a Disappointing Main Act, and a Boffo Closer Add Up to a Mixed Evening in West County
Candicci's in West County was crowded and lively on a recent weeknight visit. The gentle hum of conversation and the clank of silverware against plates provided an upbeat and inviting soundtrack.The decor, while spare, was also warm and welcoming. The...
Eyeball to Eyeball Eye Specialists Fight over Laser Surgery
Eager to perform a new eye procedure that experts say could generate as much as $10 billion in revenue, two groups of eye-care specialists are battling each other in Hartford and other state capitals over bills that will help determine which side controls...
Family Stuff
Be Aware, Be ThereTo wind up American Indian Awareness Week at Washington University, the School of Social Work will host a powwow at the field house, near the intersection of Big Bend and Forsyth boulevards, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature...
Fasten Your Seat Belts: Gas Prices Going Higher
Motorists can expect to pay more at the pump this spring as tight gasoline and diesel inventories drive fuel prices higher across the country, industry analysts and commodities traders said Wednesday.Over the past two weeks, the price of gasoline to...
Filing for Kersting's Council Seat Could Reopen Other Officials Have a Different Interpretation of State Law
A state election official says filing for the Democratic and Republican primary elections for the Sixth District seat on the County Council should be reopened because of a recent revision of a Missouri statute.The seat in question is the one County Council...
Film Briefs
Stop right there: Stop-action technology used to rule in the world of animation. In "King Kong" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," models were manually moved in tiny increments, each movement captured on a few frames of film. When it was played back...
Finalists Heard on City Hall Design
Two finalists for the job of architect and planner of the new city hall in O'Fallon made pitches Tuesday to the Board of Aldermen.In competition for the work are CRD Campbell Inc. in association with Hastings and Chivetta, and Booker and Associates Inc....
Fixing Airport Blackouts
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced it will immediately begin to implement simplified and speedier equipment-acquisition rules. It's about time, considering that air traffic controllers around the country are finding it hard to manage air...
For Cleaner Air in the Region
The Environmental Protection Agency recently published a notice in the Federal Register of so-called "limited disapproval" of Missouri's effort to reduce hydrocarbon emissions in the St. Louis area. When combined with oxygen on hot days, these emissions...
For Skater, 15, Golden Future Is in God's Hands
IN FIGURE SKATING parlance, 15-year-old Andrew Bumgarner has "gold" knees.As he glides backward, forward and backward again around the Brentwood Ice Arena with his ice dancing coach, Shirley Panu, Andrew's knees bend and dip with a fluid grace that is...
Fox Has Been Pitching in on Way to No. 2 Spot
If this high school baseball season were a game show, Fox High coach Jim Wright would be the contestant wearing the home-run smile.So far, Fox has come up with all the right answers, and if that continues, the Warriors could find themselves in the bonus...
Gatesy on the Web with Apologies to Ernest L. Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant in Seattle on that day:Their servers weren't busy, their costs weren't yet defrayed.And when the Web exploded, then Netscape did the same, You couldn't help but notice: Microsoft Network was pretty lame. The straggling few...
Getting out into the Sun Helps to Lessen Jet Lag
Dear Dr. Donohue: For my very first airplane trip, I am going from the East Coast to California. I don't want to spoil my first vacation in years with jet lag. Can you tell us some of the tricks businessmen and other experienced travelers use to avoid...
Going to Press Newspaper Gets OK to Run Story
A student newspaper will publish a story that identifies stores that sold cigarettes to minors after school officials, who had pulled the story from the paper, reversed their decision.The story was written by students at Blue Springs South High School...
Golden Fleece of Vicunas Returns to Market
THE LAST time vicunas hit the papers, Eisenhower Chief of Staff Sherman Adams had to resign. It came out that Bernard Goldfine, a textile millionaire who'd been having trouble with some pesky federal regulations, had given Adams a vicuna coat and some...
Gop's Reversal of Fortunes
If you want a gauge of how perverse the political process has become, consider the latest form sheets for the 1996 presidential election.In November two years ago, the Republicans captured both houses of Congress for the first time in half a century....
Granny Who Helps Girl Undercuts the Parents
Dear Ann Landers: While our oldest daughter, "Courtney," was in her second year of college, she began to date "Carl," who was not a serious student. Our daughter managed to maintain a good grade-point average and was planning to attend medical school.It...
Green Light: Gateway Raceway Gets OK for Expansion
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!Construction will begin within two weeks on a professional auto-racing track in Madison that state and business leaders say should be an peconomic engine for the region.Gateway International Raceway got the green...
Gregory Peck at 80 Defending Right, Fighting Wrong Was His Trademark
IN 1924, Eldred Gregory Peck was just another barefoot 8-year-old on the beach of La Jolla, Calif., when the film crew came to town."I never saw anything like it," Peck said recently from his home in Beverly Hills. "The actors had orange paint on their...
Group Seeks to Amend School's Expansion Plan Project Would Nearly Double Drainage onto Nearby Land, Increase Traffic, Report Says
A group of residents of Creve Coeur says it would like to make some changes in the proposal for expanding Westminster Christian Academy at 10900 Ladue Road.The residents presented to the City Council on Monday night some engineers' findings on how the...
Groups File Bogus Liens from Own `Courts' Residents Use Common Law to Set Up Own Justice System
Patrick Flynn, an associate circuit judge in Lincoln County, faces a lien for $1.5 million.So does G. John Richards, the Lincoln County prosecutor.The liens, which are on record at the courthouse in Troy, Mo., were issued through a court that most people...
Hale Tells of Meeting on Loan Whitewater Witness Says He Was Informed of Plan to Visit Clinton
Key Whitewater witness David Hale testified Wednesday that he was told of a meeting planned at the governor's mansion in which Bill Clinton and James McDougal were supposed to discuss a loan.On his eighth day on the witness stand, Hale said he was told...
Hardy Orange Isn't So, despite Its Thorns
Q: I'm hoping you can help with a little information. Several years ago you wrote about a type of hedge that is used, I believe, by the military for security. I do not remember the exact name of the hedge but it grew very tall, very strong and was filled...
Heard on High
The Tallis ScholarsWhen: 7:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Cathedral of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard Admission: $10 Tickets: Buy tickets at the Cathedral Gift Shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 533-7662 for credit card purchases. The Tallis Scholars...
Hear Here
Johnnie Come Grate-ly Our town's premo blues pianist Johnnie Johnson will be joining Bob Weir on his "Deadpalooza Tour" this summer, which kicks off the third week of June. Sam Fox, booking agent for Contemporary Productions, says routing for "Deadpalooza"...
House Would Expand Stadium-Subsidy Law Critic Calls Legislation `Corporate Welfare'
State-supported stadiums could spring up in any county willing to supply matching funds under an amendment adopted by the House on Wednesday.Legislators attached the amendment to an economic development bill amid complaints that they were expanding "corporate...
Illinova Wants Starring Role in Energy Services Stage Would Be Entire Nation
Illinova Corp. unveiled a plan Wednesday to spread its name from Ohio to the Pacific Ocean as a national provider of energy services.The Decatur, Ill., company said it was taking advantage of loosening utility regulations to make a name for itself outside...
Irwin Guarded about His Masters Chances
Hale Irwin came to grips with his dual personality awhile back. The 50-year-old Frontenac, Mo., resident has the game of a regular PGA Tour player and the birth certificate of a PGA Senior.In 1995, Irwin debated about where he should place most of his...
Items Found in Cabin Match Outfit Worn by Unabomber
Federal agents searching the Montana cabin of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski found aviator sunglasses and a sweat shirt similar to those seen by the only known witness to a Unabomber attack, the San Francisco Examiner reported Wednesday.The newspaper,...
It's 100 Days and Counting for Olympic Atlanta
With little time to stop and celebrate the milestone, Atlanta on Wednesday began its 100-day countdown to the Olympic Games.The gradually escalating pace of preparations for the Centennial Games has reached a near frenzy, and things will only get more...
It's a Soar Thing Forest Park Kite Party Has Food, Games, the Rams, a Dog Parade-And Your World on a String
It must have beeen a shock to ornery curmudgeons everywhere. Think of it: their best dismissive phrases, crippled by sports crazies."Go jump off a bridge": neutered by fun-loving bungee nuts. "Take a hike": transformed into sun-soaked mantra. And this...
It's Back to Business, after Swearing-In
Before they get around to the regularly scheduled aldermanic meeting tonight, St. Peters officials will put the finishing touches on last week's election.The mayor still is Thomas W. Brown. He will call the meeting to order and ask for a roll call after...
Ivory Perry's Crusade: Lead Testing
Although the city of St. Louis is making strides in combating and eliminating lead-based paint, thousands of structures still need abatement and children need testing and treatment. The city's Department of Health and Hospitals recently published statistics...
Jackpot? Can Nicklaus Rev It Up to Bag Another Masters?
Three weeks ago, Jack Nicklaus wore knee-high rubber boots and trampled through mud at Stonewolf in Fairview Heights, Ill., enriching his reputation as a hands-on golf architect.Last week, Nicklaus wore golf shoes and trampled the field at the Senio...
Judge Denies Bond to Man Charged in Killing of Wife
Randall B. Knese of St. Charles, charged with first-degree murder and attempted rape, was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing Tuesday before St. Charles County Associate Circuit Judge Jon A. Cunningham.Cunningham ordered Knese, 28, held...
Jury Convicts Man of Killing His Wife outside Restaurant
A jury has convicted Ronald D. Cordevant of East Carondelet of first-degree murder in the shooting of his wife outside a drive-through restaurant in Cahokia.The jury in Belleville returned the verdict Wednesday evening after deliberating less than an...
Just the Ticket for the Gop: Bob, and Cyberbob
So now Christine Todd Whitman has taken her hat out of the ring. With Colin Powell, that makes two prominent Republicans who have made it clear they don't want to be Bob Dole's running mate.This could get embarrassing. Poor Bob Dole, the first presidential...
`Kearnals' of Truth Native St. Louis Actor Puts His Knowledge of Aids in Print
Michael Kearns' onstage work has found a receptive audience among local theatergoers. His solo performances "From St. Louis to Hollywood: Monologues & Memories" and "intimacies" both played at the St. Marcus Theatre in recent years. Both pieces examined...
Larry Laprise Dies; Wrote `Hokey Pokey' for Skiers
Larry LaPrise, who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" for patrons of a ski resort and saw it become a classic in nursery schools and roller skating rinks, died April 4, 1996 in a hospital in Boise, Idaho. He was 83.Mr. LaPrise, a singer, was leading the Ram Trio...
La Russa Soon Will Work with Triple Option at Catcher
The Cardinals soon might face the unusual but pleasant situation of having to choose which catchers to suit up each game.Tom Pagnozzi, presumably the No. 1 receiver when healthy, will play at least the next three days for Class AAA Louisville on a rehab...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.