St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 7, 1997

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2 Pit Bulls Attack Area Woman Who Saved Child
Earlier this year, Bennetta Hebron helped rescue a child who was cornered by a terrorizing pit bull.Today, Hebron, 39, is recovering from being mauled by the same dog and another dog. She will know today whether she needs rabies vaccinations after the...
2 Projects Vying for Prime Site along 40 Chesterfield Council Rejected Tif Plan for Land Last Year
Chesterfield residents who last year opposed devoting taxpayer dollars to a proposed hotel-and-restaurant development may soon be able to say, "We told you so."In November, the Chesterfield City Council refused to give Sverdrup Corp. $2.6 million in...
3-Day Allowance to Cancel Purchase Doesn't Apply to All Items
Q: I recently bought a TV on credit from a local discount store and I want to take it back. I was told that by law I have three days to change my mind and return the TV if I have a receipt. Is that right?A: No, it is not. Although there is a three-day...
3 Ex-Illini from St. Louis Try to Catch on with Oilers
After playing four seasons together at the University of Illinois, linebacker Dennis Stallings, fullback Rodney Byrd and receiver Jason Dulick went separate ways in the spring.Within two months, the trio of former St. Louis area high school stars was...
Africans Impress with Seven Medals
When Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj crossed the finish line at the world track and field championships Wednesday night, he completed an easy victory in the 1,500-meter final and a hard fight over a year of frustration.On a day African flags were held high...
Album Reissues
The Ultimate School of Rock & RollGene Summers (Crystal Clear Sound)Someday, all the recordings of the lost pioneers of rock `n' roll will have been gathered and we'll no longer get releases like this. Everyone will know who Gene Summers is and have...
Alderman: Tax Cut Too Narrow Only Property Owners Would Benefit, He Says
Manchester Alderman Charles Steffens, 3rd Ward, says a cut in the personal-property and real-estate taxes doesn't reach enough residents.Steffens said this week in a public hearing on the tax rate that he would vote against the tax rate. The tax-rate...
Als Can't Stop Melody from Adding Blessings
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 55-year-old woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a devastating illness that leaves its victims totally paralyzed. I have lost the use of both arms and legs, cannot speak or eat...
A Memphis Mystique Preston Shannon Tells How a Veteran Producer Shaped His Sound to Reflect the Origins of Soul
Save for the crystalline clarity of the recording, Preston Shannon's 1996 album, "Midnight in Memphis," had every ingredient of classic soul in the manner of Stax and Hi Records in their heyday 25 and 30 years ago.The horns -- fat, sumptuous and swinging....
A New Business Jet Flies into Town
The VisionAire Vantage business jet made its debut at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport Wednesday.The single-engine, six-passenger business jet was flown in from California, where it has put in more than 80 hours of test flights."The Vantage represents...
Area Galleries to Feature Three `Home-Grown' Artists Works Encompass Sculptures, Watercolors, Potpourri of Styles
Mary Helen Potchen is a high school teacher. So is Ken Peine. Both have taught art for 26 years.John France is a retired cement worker and a Vietnam veteran who was injured as a 19-year-old when his helicopter was shot down.All three are St. Charles...
A River of Portraits, a Former Desert New Videos Chronicle Annie Leibovitz's Photography and the Watering of Los Angeles
A surly Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in the throes of a drug binge. A beaming Ron and Nancy Reagan. Demi Moore, nude and eight months pregnant. Annie Leibovitz's celebrity photographs have defined extremes of American culture for the past 25 years."Annie Leibovitz:...
Around the Links
PGA TOURBuick OpenSite: Grand Blanc, Mich.Schedule: Today - SundayCourse: Warwick Hills Country Club (7,105 yards, par 72).Purse: $1.5 million.Winner's Share: $270,000Television: KMOV (Channel 4)(Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m.).Last year: British Open champion...
As Bodyguard, Angel Plays 2nd Harp to Mom
MANY people these days are asking: Do we have angels?I did. I had an angel before they were fashionable. Let me tell you, angels were a terrible responsibility.I went to a Catholic grade school. The sisters told us that God gave us guardian angels to...
A Stone's Throw from Rubble, Blues Rebuild
The Blues sure could use a hug. They are trying to make new friends. They are trying to win back old friends. They want to be part of your family again. They are offering apologies, a smile, a handshake and reduced ticket prices.This is what happens...
Auditions & Announcements
The New Theatre: Auditions for Patrick Shanley's "Psychopathia Sexualis" and Joan Ackerman's "Off the Map," 2-10 p.m. Sunday, 6-10 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7 in room 100, 634 N. Grand Blvd. Roles for adults and one girl, age 11-16. Call...
Avon Calling: How Company Changed American Culture
BACK IN THE days when cornflakes were strange and "In-Er-Seal" cracker boxes triggered anxiety, when new-and-improved companies such as Kellogg and National Biscuit were forging the way into the 20th century, an obscure, doughy-faced book peddler named...
B-Day or Bust Something's Definitely in the Air as Bill Bidwill Heads Back to Town
At the NFL owners meetings last March, Bill Bidwill was asked if he'd do the honors on Aug. 8. You know, do the pregame coin toss when his Arizona Cardinals traveled to St. Louis to play the Rams.His eyes twinkling, Bidwill flashed the dry wit he rarely...
Best Bets for the Week of Aug. 7-13
ThursdayPlaying it cool: MTV host Bill Bellamy takes his act to the big screen this week in "How to Be a Player," a wisecracking comedy about one man's quest to sample all the female "flavors" out on the market. The cast of characters gives you an idea...
Bites Reclusive until Hours Later Brown Recluse Nips a Little, but Just Wait
THE problem with the poisonous and dangerous brown recluse spider is that it doesn't hurt much when it bites.If the brown recluse - found throughout the United States - caused immediate sharp pain, victims would be more likely to track it down and s...
Bond Issue, Rollback Waiver Go Down to Defeat at Polls Chief Vows to Adhere to Financial Constraints
Voters in the Wright City School District defeated on Tuesday a $5 million bond issue and a permanent Proposition C rollback waiver of about 45 cents to build a new middle school.The bond issue was rejected by a vote of 509-345, and the rollback wai...
Boutique Hotels Lure Visitors to Cities
When was the last time you saw an article, guidebook or travel agent actually recommending that you stay in a large convention hotel?Do you suppose Bob Bedell, president of the Convention and Visitors Commission, any head of the St. Louis Development...
Briefs
EAST ST. LOUISHoyleton Awarded Grant To Aid Homeless YouthHoyleton Youth and Family Services in East St. Louis has been awarded a $114,760 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a program for runaway and homeless youth, Rep....
Briefs
THE NATIONLOS ANGELES POLICEMayor Picks Black Officer As New ChiefA longtime police insider and the highest-ranking black officer in Los Angeles is the mayor's choice to steer the Police Department through long-anticipated reforms.Bernard Parks will...
Briefs
MISSISSIPPI COUNTYVoters Approve Tax Hike To Replace CourthouseTaxpayers in Mississippi County have approved a tax increase to pay for a new courthouse, replacing one that was damaged by arson in February.Voters in the Southeast Missouri county approved...
Brown-Sizing the Teamsters
The Teamsters' strike against United Parcel Service of America is a test case of whether labor has the muscle to slow the trend toward part-time work, which threatens to create an army of workers with few or no benefits and lower base pay.The company...
Charges Dropped in Abortion Fraud Case
After she came home in tears, with a torn shirt and jeans, the young woman called a rape crisis hot line. After she found out she was pregnant, she called an abortion clinic. Never did she call police.For that, the 22-year-old mother of two was charged...
Classical & Popular Listings
ClassicalKFUO St. Louis Symphony Broadcast, 8-10 p.m. Monday, KFUO-99.1 FM, 725-0099. Radio program broadcasts concert in which conductor Leonard Slatkin led the orchestra in Haydn's "Symphony No. 85," Mozart's "Bella mia fiamma," Druckman's "Counterpoise"...
Clayton Engineering Firm Loses Minority Business Status in City
City officials have removed the minority business status of a Clayton engineering and consulting firm, several months after the same company was denied a similar designation by Lambert Field officials.The firm, Arlou Inc., had failed to repay a loan,...
Clinton Expects He'll Soon Use Line-Item Veto Details of Budget-Tax Package Are Facing White House Scrutiny
President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he expects to run a red pencil through some of the details of the budget and tax cut bills by using his line-item veto for the first time.But he promised not to strike down any of the provisions that the White...
Clowning around Group Congregates to Celebrate Ways to Induce Laughter
No, they didn't drive here in one car.They drove here in several cars, from Jefferson City, Eureka, Moberly and Kansas City. More than 60 clowns gathered here for the 25th annual Missouri Knights of Columbus clown convention.They toted garment bags of...
Clowns Congregate to Celebrate `Brotherhood through Laughter'
No, they didn't drive here in one car.They drove here in several cars, from Jefferson City, Eureka, Moberly and Kansas City. More than 60 clowns gathered here for the 25th annual Missouri Knights of Columbus clown convention.They toted garment bags of...
Co-Conspirators Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts Forge an Unlikely Partnership in `Conspiracy Theory,' Which Opens Friday
Mel Gibson plus Julia Roberts equals ... on the big screen, the makers of "The Conspiracy Theory" assume, it equals thrills, action, romance, a few laughs -- in short, a blockbuster.But put them together in a Manhattan conference room for a half-hour...
College President Pays for Calls Finch Foots Bill for Non-Work Chats
Janet M. Finch, president of Metropolitan Community College in East St. Louis, has reimbursed the college $715 for personal calls she made on a cellular telephone issued to her for business calls.The college had been billed $2,014 for more than 150 calls...
College Survival 101 Advice from Upperclassmen to Incoming Freshmen
"The problem with college is that you figure it out about the time you're ready to graduate."- Senior, University of FloridaFOR most college freshmen, it's D-Day minus a few hours, days or weeks. And that means serious - OK, frantic - packing is in progress.Psssttt....
Community Calendar
CRAFT SHOWS, BAZAARS and FAIRSDoll and Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Machinist Hall, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road, 532-4370. Dealers from the Midwest display antique and collectible dolls, Teddy bears, toys, miniatures, Beanie Babies and more. $2.50,...
Computers Resurrect Old Board Games
Computers are helping breathe digital life into some popular board and card games.Monopoly, Risk, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Clue, Risk and Battleship are some of the board or paper-based games that have transformed themselves into CD-ROM software for computers.Also,...
Concert Previews
The Oblivianswith 13 Frightened Girls, 9 tonight at the Hi-PointePure-fire Ga-Rage rock is rarely achieved on stage anymore, and when it is, the culprits are bands like the Oblivians (or Crypt label mates such as The Revelators and Chrome Cranks). The...
Convention Center Project Set to Roll, Official Says
The St. Charles city administrator told the City Council that officials still are expecting to break ground later this month for a convention center and hotel southwest of Interstate 70 and Fairgrounds Road."We're a week or two behind, but we're still...
Convicted Political Consultant to Testify against Bob Griffin Ex-House Speaker's Second Trial to Begin Monday
A political consultant convicted of 18 corruption counts in Bob Griffin's first trial agreed Wednesday to testify against the former Missouri House speaker when he goes to trial again on charges of racketeering and bribery.Cathryn M. Simmons of Kansas...
Co-Star in `Picture Perfect' Happy to Play the Doormat
Do nice guys always get treated like doormats by pretty girls?Jay Mohr, who's scheduled for movie stardom as a nice guy who is trashed by Jennifer Aniston in the movie "Picture Perfect," pondered the question."Well, all I can say is that there are usually...
Council Rejects Plan for Motel Bank, Residents Say Site Better Suited for Something Else
The St. John City Council has rejected a plan to build a First Western Inn, after representatives from St. Johns Bank and numerous residents expressed opposition to the proposal.At a meeting last month, many residents said that they would prefer som...
County Council Winner Wants to Curb Negative Ads
Edith Cunnane, the councilwoman-elect for the 3rd District of the St. Louis County Council, wants to organize a commission to curb negative campaigning in local elections.Cunnane, a Republican, received more than 60 percent of the vote Tuesday to defeat...
Cowboys Owner Fines Switzer $75,000 Is Largest for Coach
Barry Switzer was fined a record $75,000 Wednesday by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who said his coach's arrest on a gun charge brought "pain and embarrassment" to a team trying to repair its image.The fine is the largest imposed on an NFL coach."It's...
Crestwood's Finest Police Officers Literally Go the Extra Mile to Stay in Shape
FITNESS IS important enough to Crestwood police officer Mike Lassen that at 2 a.m. he's running two miles on a high school track.He's dripping sweat with every step on summer mornings thick with St. Louis humidity, even at that hour.Challenging himself.Pushing...
Curtain Raisers
Not Your Grandma's BingoIt could be comic anarchy or chaotic confusion. Some nights it's likely to be both -- but with a title like "The Non-Prophet Militant Bingo Propaganda Machine," how can you resist?The Non-Prophet Theatre Company, that produced,...
Custom Furniture Can Be Cutting-Edge
YOU KNOW THE drill when it's furniture-buying time: Look in the newspaper for a sale, and head for the mall.But there's another way.Furniture making as an art and craft is alive and well - albeit not necessarily well-advertised."Many people want to buy...
Day by Day
TODAYBAND CONCERT - The St. Charles Municipal Band will play at 8 p.m. at the Jaycee Pavilion in Frontier Park, Riverside Drive St. Charles. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.FRIDAYPUPPET SHOW - "The Grouchie Gator Show" will be presented...
`Designated' Bank Account Can Help Avoid Probate
Q: My uncle wants to put my name on a bank account he has, so that when he dies the money in the account goes to me. He was going to make it a joint account, but I told him I didn't think he had to. Isn't there some way he can do what he wants without...
Digging Up Family Roots? Library Has Sharp New Tools
There comes a time when you realizes that history did not begin on the date stamped on your birth certificate. When the time comes and you wants to dig a little deeper into the past, the History and Genealogy Department at the main branch of the St....
Digging Up the Past a Visit to a Graveyard Turns Our Columnist into a Budding Genealogist
We had some spare time last week, so the men in the family headed down to southern Illinois to visit the ancestral homestead. Things have changed in the 70 years since my grandparents moved out, but not as much as I would have expected. I guess the pace...
Dioxin Find Rekindles Controversy Critics Question Thoroughness of EPA
A new discovery of dioxin in the soil in west St. Louis County raises questions about the thoroughness of government testing for the toxic chemical, an environmental group said Wednesday.Government officials defended their effort in searching for dioxin...
D&k Sets Vote, Alters Fiscal Year, Posts Profit
At its annual meeting next week, D&K Wholesale Drug Inc. will ask shareholders to change its name to D&K Healthcare Resources Inc. and to expand its board of directors to nine from six members. The meeting is at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Hotel Daniele...
Don't Call Him Prodigal, Son Son Volt Frontman Jay Farrar Doesn't Want to Head a Musical Movement. He Just Wants to Keep Making His Kind of Country-Rock and Settle Down in His Hometown
Singer Mark Eitzel has called him "a God." Critics have lad led on praise, and his fans afford him adoration befitting a proph et. He has inspired a musical movement and a magazine devoted to perpetuating the so-called `'insurgent country" style of music...
Drug Abuse Rises among Young Adults but Crack Epidemic Shows Decline, U.S. Report Says
Drug use among young adults in America is rising, the government admitted Wednesday, a somber counterpoint to news that illegal drug use is dropping slightly among teen-agers.Separately, the Justice Department reported that fewer people arrested were...
Early-Morning Fire Damages House; 9 People Escape Unharmed
Nine people who were sleeping in a house in O'Fallon when fire broke out early Wednesday morning are lucky to be alive, Fire Chief David House says.A next-door neighbor called the fire department at 6:30 a.m., after the three residents and their house...
E. St. Louis Councilwoman Fights Liquor Store near School Board
An East St. Louis city councilwoman said Wednesday night she believed the city violated the law by approving a liquor license for a store directly across the street from the East St. Louis Board of Education.Councilwoman Debra Powell said she wasn't...
Events Listings
Special eventsWashington Town and County Fair, 8 a.m.-midnight tonight and Saturday, 6 a.m.-midnight Friday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, Bernie E. Hillermann Park, Washington, Mo., 314-239-2715. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Performances by Little River Band...
Execution of Killer Results in `Closure"
Behind soundproof glass in the witness box, Betty Kendall squirmed in her best blue dress and sobbed. Her older brother, Ralph C. Feltrop, was alone in the execution chamber, strapped to a gurney early Wednesday.Kendall had driven from Oklahoma to see...
Expanding Space in a Small Room
Q: Please give me some ideas for how to convert a long and narrow space into a welcoming guest room.This one is only 8 feet wide and 11 feet long with a 9-foot ceiling.A: Given those proportions, I can certainly understand why this might seem a challenging...
Ex-State Worker Denies That He Took Bribes from Contractor Trips Weren't Paid by Msi, Former Public Aid Manager Testifies
A former welfare agency employee indicted in a state contract scandal involving some of Gov. Jim Edgar's biggest campaign contributors testified Wednesday he took no bribes from a contractor.Defendant Ronald Lowder, a former section head in Public Aid's...
For Bautista, It's an Eye for an Eye Pinch-Hitter's Home Run Drops Cards in Ninth 4-3
The last time the Cardinals saw Atlanta's Danny Bautista he was crumpled at home plate, bleeding from the nose, having been hit in the face by a pitch from Jeff Parrett.Bautista suffered a broken nose and a fracture of a bone in his eye socket in that...
Franchising Offers New Horizons but Lots of Research Required
Linda Baker is an avid dollar-store shopper. Almost everybody she knows has "gotten caught up in" the stores, too. Recently, she decided she wanted to own one.Starting from scratch was not a consideration - not enough buying power to stock the store,...
Galleries & Exhibits
MAJOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITSArt Museum, Forest Park, 721-0072, ext. 204. In Galleries 333, 334 and 335: "Roy DeCarava: A Retrospective" covers nearly 50 years of the artist's photographs (through Sunday). In Gallery 202: "Italian Illuminated Manuscripts"...
Garth Brooks Puts It in Park for Hbo Concert
IT'S official: Garth Brooks isn't really a country artist - he's a pop star.Brooks, who's sold an unprecedented 60 million albums since the release of his 1990 debut, joins a short list of icons including Barbra Streisand, Paul Simon and Diana Ross when...
George Clinton, Visitor from the Planet Funk
George Clinton is a musician with an imagination that's as colorful as his wardrobe.The North Carolina native's genre-bending music, which has been des cribed as "intergalactic," is the hard-core, Parliament-Funka delic sound.Clinton's music is not only...
Gop Lacks a Foreign Policy
Watching Jesse Helms, the Republican boss of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tear apart the nomination as ambassador to Mexico of William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, it occurred to me: What ever happened to Republican...
Harlan J. 'Grant' Horton; Longtime Radio Personality at St. Louis Stations
Harlan J. "Grant" Horton, a St. Louis radio personality for many years, died Wednesday (Aug. 6, 1997) of cancer at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield. He was 73 and lived in New Florence, Mo.Mr. Horton was a broadcaster and drive-time personality for...
Health News
ANGIOPLASTYOut-Of-Favor Drug May Reduce FailuresA medicine abandoned by its maker two years ago appears to be the first drug to substantially reduce the high failure rate of angioplasty, one of the most expensive and vexing problems in heart care.Each...
Hear Here Your Eye on Local Music News
Blues Fest UpdateBobby Rush won't be performing after all when the Blues Heritage Festival comes marching in to Buder Park Aug. 15 to 17."Basically, it's a matter of logistics," said Maurice Burke, executive director of the festival. "We needed to cut...
Hearing Set for Proposed Increases Water, Sewer Rates to Rise 15 Percent
Hillsboro's water and sewer rates are likely to rise 15 percent, effective in October, although the Board of Aldermen will have a public hearing on the proposed increases at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, before the regular board meeting.The average residential...
Help Yourself
Big Ben clockOverland Hardware, 427-1404, carries a hand-wind Big Ben clock.CabinetsI have a free-standing medical cabinet. - L.H., 653-0579.CassettesAlways and Forever Records, 838-8760, might be able to help with Bob and Ray comedy recordings.Chet...
Hog Farm Must Clean Up Its Act, Illinois Warns
Managers at a large-scale hog operation have been told by state officials to clean up or face legal repercussions.Hanor Farms Inc. operates two large-scale pig confinement facilities in Greene County where they raise more than 17,000 animals in sterile...
Hog Wild for State Fairs Illinois State Fair Packs in the Entertainment
The 1997 Illinois State Fair blue ribbons its way across Springfield, starting Friday through Aug. 17.Fair-E-Tail Land is the theme of the fair's parade, which steps off at 6 tonight, featuring floats and a high school marching band competition.There...
Hog Wild for State Fairs Show-Me State's Fair Offers Free Music Tent
Rodeos, tractor pulls and a full schedule of livestock shows and auctions are just some of the highlights of this year's Missouri State Fair. Daily attractions include firefighters' demonstrations, a petting zoo, a children's barnyard, consumer showcase,...
Homefront This Week: Modern Rock
A Homegrown BlightIt ought to be big news when a roster of local bands draws 15,000 people to a major venue like Riverport. But the Homegrown `97 concert generated little advance enthusiasm among the battle-weary alt-rock veterans we consulted in a recent...
Hot Lamps Require Caution
TRAGEDY is a slight breeze, a child's misstep, a rambunctious pet.Any one of these innocent aspects of everyday life can start a fire. Halogen bulbs have borne the brunt of the warnings lately. Halogen is a gas. Inside a light bulb, it burns brightly...
How to Get a Copy of Your Credit Report
Q: How can I get a copy of my credit record? Will it cost me anything? I was recently turned down when I applied for credit, and I want to know why.A: If the creditor turned you down because of something in your credit report, it must tell you so and...
Hulshof Denies Tax Break in Bill Is `Back-Room Deal' Critics Say It Mostly Helps Big Gop Donor
Did U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Columbia, sponsor an agriculture tax-break provision to help thousands of farmers in Missouri and elsewhere, as he says?Or was Hulshof's aim to help one specific farmer, Texas billionaire and GOP benefactor Harold Simmons,...
(Illinois) Deaths
Recent deaths in the Metro East area:ALTONTheda G. Noble, 78, died Monday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today and funeral 10 a.m. Friday, both at Burke-Fine. Burial in Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Illinois School...
In Praise of the Bungalow
In 1909, furniture maker Gustav Stickley lauded the bungalow in his book "Craftsman Homes." It is "a house reduced to its simplest form," he wrote, "one that never fails to harmonize with its surroundings because its low, broad proportions and absolute...
`I Think My Wife's Garden Is Beautiful,' Says Proud Man, Who Has Reason to Boast
My tips for garden viewing come from many sources.Usually it's a friend or neighbor who tells me I simply must visit a certain garden. Sometimes it's the gardener himself or herself who takes pride in a beautiful achievement and wants to share experiences.Today's...
Iverson's Yellow Brick Road Has Some Dangerous Potholes
There's no sense in preaching to Allen Iverson anymore - because all the indications are he ain't listening. John Thompson is one of the most persuasive men you'll ever meet, but Iverson isn't listening to his college coach anymore. He didn't listen...
Judge Approves Limited Use of Taped Calls in Bribery Trial but Conversations Will Be Admitted Only to Impeach Testimony
Prosecutors may use parts of secretly tape-recorded phone conversations of defendants in a state Public Aid contract scandal, a judge ruled in a bribery trial Wednesday.U.S. District Judge Richard Mills said the conversations could be admitted as evidence...
Judge Rebuffs Auditor on Tax Limits
State Auditor Margaret Kelly doesn't have the final say in determining the amounts of tax refunds for Missourians, a circuit judge ruled Wednesday."Mrs. Kelly doesn't have the authority to enforce Hancock," Cole County Circuit Judge Byron Kinder said....
Key to Decorating: Start with a Plan
TALK TO Arthur Lewis about dumb decorating decisions, and he's sure to tell you the one about the woman and the red barn siding.Lewis, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., interior designer, was on a talk show when a frustrated woman in the audience asked him what...
Kids Stuff
Musical Campers, registration is open for Trinity Lutheran Church's music and drama camp. For children ages 8 and older who want to participate in all aspects of putting on a musical drama to be held Aug. 18-22 at 820 Lockett Road in Kirkwood. Fee: $25...
Landmark or Lost Cause? Restauranteur Again Seeks to Raze 1850s Row House
A 140-year-old brick row house that preservationists say is the last of its kind in downtown St. Louis may not last another year.Owner J. Kim Tucci, who is also an owner of the Pasta House Co., will make a second attempt today to get approval to demolish...
Larussa: Experience Is Teacher for Mcgwire in Hiking Average
The Cardinals didn't get Mark McGwire to hit .059, which was his average before Wednesday night's game. But McGwire, who had a bloop single against Atlanta's Greg Maddux, is quick to point out, "That's why they call it an average. An average is for a...
La Russa Says Experience Is Mcgwire Ally
The Cardinals didn't get Mark McGwire to hit .095, which is his average with his new team. But McGwire, who was one for four Wednesday night, is quick to point out, "That's why they call it an average. An average is for a whole year."The slump, in McGwire's...
Leader Urges Calm as Thais Prepare for Tough Times Ahead
Stockpiling cornflakes and hoarding cash, Thais braced Wednesday for tough times after their government shut down dozens of finance companies.Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh urged his countrymen to stay calm while government leaders scrambled to...
Life Had Been Improving for Victim of Rail Accident
When friends and family turned out on May 16 to raise money for the medical expenses of Aaron Deerhake, his father, Tom, was a genuinely happy man.Jane Deerhake said her husband was touched by the love shown to his family after their son was critically...
Man's Efforts Help Lead to Gated Rail Crossings
Del Kloeckner isn't used to crusading for causes. But after a 10th fatality in 10 years at a railroad crossing near his home, he led a campaign pushing for gate installation at three sites in Clinton County.Officials say his efforts are part of the reason...
Marlins Pound Pirates 12-1, Stay 4 1/2 Back
Moises Alou and Charles Johnson each knocked in four runs, and the Florida Marlins continued to pressure Atlanta in the NL East, scoring four times in each of the first two innings to rout the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-1 Wednesday night at Three Rivers Stadium.Alou...
Mcginnis in Court on Armed Violence Charge
Convicted killer Kelly McGinnis stood in a courtroom here Wednesday and claimed he never intended to hurt anyone when he burst into a Vandalia law office in November and opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun."I'd like to point out that ample opportunity...
Mcginnis' Trial, Movies and the Magic of Tape
I once took a picture from a high building that provided a simultaneous if improbable look at downtown Collinsville and downtown St. Louis in the same shot.It was the product of a telephoto lens, which you may realize not only makes distant objects seem...
Mets Again Make Mutts of Cards New York Reigns in Rain as Birds Botch Bunts
It took a little longer than usual, but Tuesday's outcome for the beleaguered Cardinals was the same as it has been so many times lately.Two outs from victory in the ninth, a rare wild streak by Dennis Eckersley helped the New York Mets tie the game....
Microsoft to Invest in Apple Once Intense Rivals to Become Partners
Ending years of impassioned rivalry, Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp. jolted the computer world Wednesday by agreeing to cooperate in a deal that gives Microsoft a stake in Apple's survival.The move stunned Mac users who consider Apple a crucial...
Mir Preparing for Arrival of Soyuz Tonight
Nearing the end of a trying mission, the Mir's Russian crew readied a parking space Wednesday for a new crew entrusted with make-or-break repairs on the battered space station.A Soyuz TM-26 spacecraft carrying cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyov and Pavel Vinogradov...
Monarchs Stop Sting, End Losing Skid at 9
Ruthie Bolton-Holifield scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Sacramento Monarchs ended a losing streak at nine games with a 77-64 victory Wednesday night over the visiting Charlotte Sting.Bridgette Gordon contributed 12 of her 19 points...
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