St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from August 27, 1995

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102-Year-Old Steals Show as She Recalls Life with No Vote
On a stage filled with important women Saturday, there was only one bona fide celebrity - Maria Bain White, a 102-year-old veteran of the struggle for women's suffrage.White could barely keep up with the requests for her autograph after she spoke at...
Aces' Shelton Draws Agassi in Opener
After hearing that he had drawn top-seeded, defending champion Andre Agassi as his first-round opponent at this week's U.S. Open, Bryan Shelton might have been tempted to run out and buy a copy of the book, "When Bad Things Happen to Good People."The...
A Huge Markup May Be Hidden in Cost of Honesty
IN A MORE reasonable world, Lisa Wild would still be working at Neiman Marcus.She was fired in June.Then again, in a more perfect world, she wouldn't have been working there in the first place.You can tell from her resume that her parents believed in...
Altman Can Go Home Again the Reknowned Director Returns to Kansas City to Make a Movie about Jazz
THE DANK BASEMENT where Robert Altman was shooting "Kansas City" this summer didn't need a makeover to become a 1930s gangster den. Water dripped from the tin ceiling, and an eerie subterranean light streamed in.Two weeks in the artificial haze of atomized...
Among the New Laws, a State Mule 127 Measures to Take Effect; Outstate Speeders Get Break
People in Missouri who are old enough to drink liquor can brew up to 100 gallons of the stuff in their homes - provided they don't sell it.Motorcyclists who ride without a helmet can't be fined more than $25.The Missouri Mule is the state's official...
As a Packer, Kelly Getting Chance to Be a Hit vs. Rams
Joe Kelly arrived in Green Bay at 1 p.m. Friday. Signed a one-year, $420,000 contract. Took his physical. Met the Packers' coaching staff. Got fitted for equipment. Went over plays with linebackers coach Jim Lind. Put on green and gold jersey No. 57....
A Shot in the Arm
Most parents keep immunization records for their children, but few realize they should also keep records for themselves.All adults should get tetanus and diphtheria shots at least every 10 years. And, depending on your age and occupation, you may need...
A View of U.S. by Croatian Eyes
HAVE A NICE DAY From the Balkan War to the American Dream By Dubravka Ugresic Translated by Celia Hawkesworth 241 pages, Viking, $21.95</P><P>WHEN WAR BROKE out in the region known as Yugoslavia, life, of course, adjusted. Shells...
A Warlord History Lingers on in China
The crisis in American-Chinese relations is a product of the Western belief that China must become like us, and its sole choice is whether to do so sooner or later. As the Chinese will not become like us, policy based on this assumption is a waste of...
Battle Rages for Right to Claim `Mighty Mo'
In the course of three wars, no challenge proved too great for the battleship Missouri."The Mighty Mo" hurled 16-inch shells at Iraq during the Persian Gulf War, controlled the seas in the Korean War and, most significantly, hosted the signing of the...
Beauty and Function
IT'S EARLY MORNING in the tiny Italian village - population 9, now that we have arrived. Mist still hangs on the forested Tuscan hills that surround it as Teresa, self-appointed sanitation and beautification officer, sweeps its two stone streets. Don...
Birdie Binge Puts Irwin on Aoki's Heels
Fighting off the effects of a bee sting, Isao Aoki fired a 6-under-par 66 Saturday for a 2-stroke lead after the second round of the Bank of Boston Senior Classic.With a 36-hole total of 9-under-par 135, Aoki holds a 2-shot lead over the trio of Hale...
Branching out from Boise
Q. I will be traveling to Boise, Idaho, and know that the surrounding country, including Oregon, Montana and Wyoming, is quite breathtaking. I'll use Boise as home base. Can you suggest any escorted bus tours that would include some or all of the above...
Braves Defeat Cubs 7-2; Maddux Ties Road Mark
Greg Maddux tied a modern major league record with his 16th consecutive road win, pitching a seven-hitter Saturday as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 for their sixth victory in a row.Maddux (14-2) eclipsed the National League record of 15...
Brian Wilson: Out of Darkness
THE Beach Boys' music celebrated sunshine and sand, fast cars and pretty girls. But for Brian Wilson, the band's creative genius, the stuff of life was dark bedrooms, drugs and depression.That dichotomy is the heart of "Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made...
Briefs
MISSOURI JEFFERSON CITY Betty Hearnes Leads Mental Health Panel</P><P>Betty Cooper Hearnes is the new chairwoman of the Missouri Mental Health Commission.</P><P>Hearnes, of Charleston, is a Democrat who has been a commissioner...
Briefs
NATION THE CAMPAIGN Dole's Treasury Returns Gay Group's Gift</P><P>Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole's presidential campaign treasury says it is returning a $1,000 contribution from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay group.</P><P>"It's...
Cancer Rate Makes Weldon Spring Wonder
A NEW STUDY BY the Missouri Department of Health on leukemia in St. Charles County has found twice the number of cases as expected for those younger than 15 who live in the area of Weldon Spring.The study also found a higher than expected number of...
Can't Get to Sleep? Try These Remedies
Dear Dr. Donohue: Those in our bridge club are all having sleeping problems. We have tried warm milk and scotch and other home remedies. No luck. Could you possibly help us? We are 70 to 76 years of age.After years of answering such appeals, I have settled...
Cardinals Give Perry a Push toward the Door
Gerald Perry could see the bad handwriting that a .165 average produced. "This was probably expected," Perry said Saturday.After nearly five seasons as a Cardinal, Perry, 34, was designated for assignment to make room for catcher Tom Pagnozzi, who was...
Cardinals Overcome Blunders
The Cardinals haven't often survived their own defensive pratfalls this season. But four hits and three runs batted in by John Mabry helped overcome three St. Louis miscues Friday night as the Cardinals continued their war on contenders with an 8-3 victory...
CHARACTER MATTERS Series: CHARACTER MATTERS PART 1
MAY 30, 1995: Charles Freeman, 11, a student at Mark Twain School, confronts two burglars at his home in north St. Louis. When he tells them he intends to report the robbery to his mother, they stab him to death with a butcher knife. The suspects are...
Character Programs Reach Nearly 200,000 Students
`IT TAKES a whole village to raise a child."Sanford N. McDonnell didn't invent that phrase, but he spends most of his considerable energy these days persuading others in the community to take it to heart.In the seven years since he retired as chief executive...
Chicago and Little River Band Still Make Music and Magic
It has been said that good music knows no boundaries. Well, on Friday evening at Riverport Amphitheatre, pop music styles stretched from the Windy City to Australia to bring together the summer pairing of Chicago and special guests, the Little River...
Chiefs Ride Turnover Past Vikes 17-13
Linebacker Tracy Rogers returned a fumble for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage Saturday and the Kansas City Chiefs went on to defeat the host Minnesota Vikings 17-13.The Chiefs (3-1) also got a 1-yard touchdown run from J.J. Smith to hand...
Child Porn Shows Up in PC Mailbox
When Jeff Stine signed onto his America Online account earlier this month after a long hiatus, he was surprised to find between 15 and 20 pieces of electronic mail waiting for him.He said he had never used the computer service to deliver e-mail before...
China Conference Is Pro-Family, Clintons Say
Speaking on the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote - and in the state whose constitution was the first on earth to guarantee that right - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that her trip to communist China would...
China Subjects Women Prisoners to Medieval Tortures
Here is the testimony of Xu Fang, a 21-year-old Chinese Protestant, as reported by Amnesty International:"In addition to violently beating us two sisters, they deliberately pushed us on to the bodies of the brothers all the while shouting the most vile...
Chinese Medicine May Offer Booze without the Buzz
Want to drink and not get drunk? Try a horse chestnut or two, some snakeroot or maybe a camellia seed cocktail.Japanese scientists reported last week that those traditional Chinese medicines used for centuries to treat arthritis, diabetes and stomach...
Cleanup Company Chief Accused in Oil Spill
Boone County authorities accuse the president of an environmental cleanup company of dumping 50 gallons of waste oil at the city's water treatment plant to create a job for his company.Farrel Pride, president of Midwest Environmental Technologies, has...
Comfort, Good Posture Key for Music Students
MUSIC CLASSES are about to begin again. Parents need not worry about repetitive stress injuries in children who play an instrument only five or six hours a week.But students should acquire good posture from the start. Teachers should help them play comfortably,...
Cyber Grub Computer Users Can Pick Produce off the Internet
The on-line supermarket has arrived.Smart Food Co-op, the brainchild of two Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates, Chon Vo and Alex Sherstinsky, not only offers shopping by Internet but also free delivery in the neighborhood of east Cambridge.The...
Cybermarket Travelogue: From Abcs to the Nhl
At the moment, a handful of full-service sports hubsites dominate that segment of the Cybermarket. Here are the must-see places and their internet addresses:ABC Sports adds a number of special features to the vast America Online sports offering, including...
Cypersports If You Have a Pc, Modem, Phone Line and about $30 a Month You Can Wire Yourself into an Expanding Galaxy of Information, Chatter and Interactive Adventures
Let's pretend you are a maniacal football fan who watches every game, competes in an office pool, manages a fantasy league team and dabbles in collecting.You have a decent home computer, a high-speed modem, an hour a day for piddling and about $30 a...
`Dark Houses' of Childhood Karr Recalls Dysfunctional Family
THE LIARS' CLUB A memoir by Mary Karr 320 pages, Viking, $22.95</P><P>GROWING UP in a family that raised dysfunctionalism to high art honed poet Mary Karr's wit and observational powers to a fine and formidable edge. As she spins out...
Does Clinton Catch a Break on Coverage of Vacations?
DOES THE PRESS "cotton up" to President Bill Clinton more than it did to President George Bush?That's what a few readers accused the Post-Dispatch of having done this past week in covering President Clinton's vacation jaunt to Wyoming.It did seem that...
Dubrovnik Tourism Dies as Serb Shells Fall near Its Walls
Five years ago, this medieval walled city - cradled majestically between massive mountains and the Adriatic Sea - teemed with thousands of European jet-setters and Sarajevo's cosmopolitan elite.Today Dubrovnik is a ghost town.Just over the ridge behind...
Duck Seasons Broaden to Meet Increase
The biggest duck flight since the 1970s is being forecast as states announce their regulations for the autumn duck hunting seasons.The duck seasons in Missouri and Illinois will be 10 days longer this fall and limits will be more generous, with hunters...
Dutch Doctors Group Changes Stance on Euthanasia
The Royal Dutch Medical Association now says it would be better for mercy-killing candidates to end their own lives instead of depending on a doctor to do it for them.The policy revision published Friday could redefine the practice of mercy killing in...
Elaine Garzarelli Marches to Her Own Music
"Sometimes we live no particular way but our own."- Jerry GarciaFew people can move the stock market by opening their mouths.At the head of that short list is Elaine Garzarelli. If the likable, loquacious 43-year-old commanded that stocks go down, you...
Ethics Quiz for Students
What grade would you get in an ethics class?Here's a quiz for readers age 20 and under from the Character Counts Coalition. Answer the following questions as honestly as you can, indicating what you would do, not what you think you should do. You may...
Fab 5
A teacher's banter is often more than banter. Favorite remarks, ones that the students hear so often that they finish them for the teacher, usually make a point and provide comic relief simultaneously. They are powerful tools and timesavers. And age...
Farrakhan's March on D.C. Gets Channel 46's Backing
WEEK'S WRAP: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's visit to our town last Monday and Tuesday netted his cause $25,000 in promotion on Michael Roberts' Channel 46. The air time will be targeted to Farrakhan's Oct. 16 march on Washington, in which he...
Fascination with Nazis Has This Mom Worried
Editor's note: Ann Landers is on vacation, so this column is a repeat.Dear Ann Landers: My son, age 16, started to collect Nazi items about three years ago. He has two Nazi flags and German medals all over the place. He also has a German gun, a helmet...
Fatal Pitch Mays and Chapman Are Forever Linked by the Only Bean Ball in Big-League History That Killed . .
To the fans close enough to hear, and to the players on the field, it had the familiar "crack" of a bat hitting a baseball. The pitcher, New York Yankees righthander Carl Mays, jumped off the mound, picked up the ball as it rolled toward him, and threw...
Female Rabbi Stirs German Controversy
A 44-year-old Swiss woman became Germany's first female rabbi since the Holocaust on Tuesday, stirring controversy within the country's small Jewish community.Bea Wyler's appointment to head two Jewish congregations in Lower Saxony state was sharply...
Fire Evacuees Return to Seared Long Island Brush Fire Virtually Contained, Officials Say
Evacuees were allowed to return to their homes Saturday as firefighters engaged in mopping up operations of the brush fire that had threatened the high-priced beach-front resort communities of eastern Long Island.Shortly after noon Saturday, about 400...
Getting Up to Date on Computers
WELCOME to Komputer Korner, the column designed for technological morons such as - no offense - you. We can safely assume that you're a low-tech individual because you're reading this article in a newspaper, which is a primitive medium invented thousands...
Goal in Last Two Minutes Enables Notre Dame to Tie Billikens 1-1
Notre Dame soccer coach Mike Berticelli says he didn't have to cross the Atlantic Ocean to sign midfielder Constantin Koloskov of Moscow."He was attending high school in Mississippi," Berticelli said. "We didn't go to Russia to get him."The Fightin'...
Heaven and Eartha: A Grand Party Will Benefit Theater
HEAVEN AND EARTHA is what they are calling the Grand Center whoop-de-do Sept. 29 to benefit Grandel Square Theatre and to honor Richard Gaddes for his leadership and artistic vision as Grand Center's first president.The Heaven is for the heavenly black-tie...
Helping Hand
Court Appointed Special Advocates of St. Louis County has received the following donations:$10,000 - the Mary Rankin Jordan and Sunnen foundations.$5,000 - Smith Barney.$4,500 - the Square One and William T. Kemper foundations.$3,500 - Enterprise Leasing.$1,000...
Hepburn the Hollywood Icon Is Nearly 86, and She Is Still in Love with Life
WEARING comfortable white slacks, a red sweater and tennis shoes, four-time Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn had just finished her lunch of chicken salad and what she called "a spoonful of vanilla ice cream."Although she will be 86 on Nov. 8, Hepburn,...
Home(r) Brew: Sluggers Find Coors Field Intoxicating
Given the Cardinals' performance here this season against the Colorado Rockies, one wonders how Coors Field could possibly be called a homer haven that favors the Rockies. After all, the often punchless Cardinals outhomered Colorado 7-5 in the first...
Hotel Workers Agree to Oversight Federal Board Will Investigate Alleged Ties to Underworld in Union
A federal board will monitor the 250,000-member hotel and restaurant employees union and investigate alleged ties to organized crime under an agreement between the union and the Justice Department, officials said Saturday.The consent decree, to be submitted...
Hours into Truce, Croatian Leader Vows War If Necessary
Just hours into a truce with rebel Serbs, Croatia's president warned Saturday that he was willing to send his troops back to war to regain the last scrap of Serb-held land."I would like it to happen by peaceful means," Franjo Tudjman said. "But if that...
Illini Regard Flanker Dulick as Go-To Guy
The most exciting moment of Jason Dulick's football career was his first collegiate touchdown catch against the University of Oregon in 1993.Two years and seven career touchdowns later, Dulick has become the University of Illinois' featured receiver....
In the Spotlight
John W. Marsh, a retired vice president at Wetterau Inc., was elected recently to the board of trustees of Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Marsh lives in Des Peres. Also elected to the board were Thomas S. Thomas of Columbia and Bruce K. Brookby of...
Iowa Opens Pocketbook to Pursue This Vision
The only jets being assembled in this quiet college town come from The Hobby Shop and other stores that cater to model airplane enthusiasts.But if local investors can raise the necessary millions, VisionAire Corp. of Chesterfield, Mo., will make Ames...
Is This the Top? Microsoft May Be Left Behind as Computers Link Up
It was a heady week for Microsoft Corp., lighting the Empire State Building, using a Rolling Stones song in a TV commercial and, oh yeah, putting Windows 95 on sale.At rival Sun Microsystems Inc., chief technology officer Eric Schmidt was amused by the...
`I've Always Felt a Great Sense of Responsibility to the World'
TERRI WILLIAMS is sweating. There's no air-conditioning on the first two floors of her three-story home on tree-lined Clark Avenue."Most of the world doesn't have air-conditioning," says the mayor of Webster Groves, downing a glass of ice water. "It's...
Labonte Slides to Victory in Goody's at Bristol
Terry Labonte, trying to hold off hard-charging Dale Earnhardt through heavy traffic, won the rain-delayed Goody's 500 Saturday night while sliding sideways across the finish line at Bristol International Raceway.Earnhardt, who had several other run-ins...
Lawyer to Rich Now Aids Poor after Years Aiding the Powerful, London Turns Public Defender
During 40 years as a criminal defense lawyer, Norman S. London has represented some of the wealthiest, most powerful people in St. Louis.His who's-who list of clients includes August A. Busch IV and Peter Busch of the brewery family, the late crime bosses...
London Looks ...as the Chic and Trendy Aim for the Shops
THE BEST thing about a London shopping spree is the amazing number of shops, streets, and markets to choose from. It's also the worst thing.No matter how many days you set aside, you can't get to them all. Shopping in London is great sport, but don't...
London Looks the Paparazzi Focus on the Faces
MY MORNING as a paparazzi began innocently enough.I'd been gathering pix for what I thought might turn into a story on London street fashion. I had pictures of punks. Of vintage clothing. Of hippies. Of Portobello Road clothing designers.But I needed...
Lots to Learn in Reading the Fine Print on Airline Disclaimers
I JUST READ my entire ticket folder.I'm not sure exactly what provoked this - I've certainly had time to kill on airplanes before - but once I'd started, the fine print held my attention (well, except for the AT&T ad on the back) all the way through...
Low Bridge No Setback for Cleanup of 3 Rivers
The Missouri National Guard's 1140th Engineering Battalion made a slight logistical error Saturday.They were hauling in a high-lift loader to assist in the Operation Clean Stream effort on the Meramec River in Arnold and drove the loader under the JeffCo...
`Magic School Bus' Gains Speed
ATTENTION class: School is about to start again, and "The Magic School Bus" is picking up more pupils than ever.Tyne Daly, Eartha Kitt, Elliott Gould, Rita Moreno, Tony Randall, Edward James Olmos and Swoosie Kurtz have jumped aboard for the 13-show...
Mcdonald's `Destroying Soul' of Jerusalem, Some Say
The sparkling new McDonald's in the busy central shopping district here is just like any other: Big Macs, milkshakes and Happy Meals, served up daily by smiling teen-agers in spiffy uniforms. And therein lies the problem.Most restaurants in this ancient...
Mcdonnell Sees a Better Market for Airliners
After one of the commercial aircraft industry's worst slumps, McDonnell Douglas Corp.'s latest sales forecast is upbeat, but tinged with caution.McDonnell predicts that air passenger traffic will grow at an annual rate of 5.7 percent worldwide over the...
Michigan Catches Cavs at Wire 18-17
The play of the century lasted less than a year, although it seemed like a lifetime to Michigan. And the Wolverines were overjoyed to replace it with a miracle of their own.Freshman quarterback Scott Dreisbach lofted a 15-yard scoring pass to Mercury...
Mingling St. Louis Singles Flirt with Success, Failure
Wayne Ault carefully selects a seat by the door."You have to find a conspicuous spot to see and be seen," reveals the 51-year-old divorced college professor. Several women have noticed him, but he has his eye on Wanda, a slim blonde in a white vest,...
More Swords, Fewer Plowshares
Though the United States has no major enemies, Congress is getting ready to increase military spending significantly beyond the needlessly generous levels proposed by President Bill Clinton. Not only are the increases unnecessary, they convey a contempt...
Morning Briefing upon Further Review
Sports would be entirely too normal without boxing. Goofballs, miscreants, frauds, swindlers, lunkheads - the squared circle attracts the fringe elements of society and thrusts them into the spotlight.Take PETER MCNEELEY. (On second thought, leave him...
Mu Coach's Bright Idea: How Suite It Is
What's next for Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field?"I'd like to see permanent lights, a new press box and luxury suites," coach Larry Smith said. "We need a new press box badly. It's all part of our five-year plan."Athletic director Joe Castiglione, the creative...
Muddling through the Riddle of Rap
"THE SHOW" Rating: R. Running time: 1:31.</P><P>TO many listeners, rap music remains a riddle, persistent, irritating and utterly enigmatic.</P><P>To its fans, rap is an irresistible package combining inventive, bass-heavy...
New Garden Center Will Be Earth-Friendly
When the Missouri Botanical Garden opens its plant research center nearly three years from now, look for the building - not the plants - to be "green."The building will house the garden's irreplaceable collection of dried plants. It also will be a model...
New Ideas for School Finance
All but lost in the St. Louis School Board's plan to end the area's desegregation program and Attorney General Jay Nixon's proclamation of "face-to-face, hard-knuckle" bargaining have been the possibilities inherent in intriguing proposals to reform...
New Law to Crack Down on Juveniles Backers Seek to Deter Crime; Some Officials Fear Workload
Starting Monday, it's a whole new world for children who commit crimes in Missouri.Anyone referred to a juvenile court for a felony will be fingerprinted and photographed.No matter how young, an offender who commits any of seven serious crimes can be...
New Options for Pregnant Middies before, Only Choices Were Expulsion, Abortion; Now, Leave Is Added
The U.S. Naval Academy has eased its policy toward midshipmen who become pregnant or father a child.In an announcement last week, academy officials said that the students would be allowed to return to school after a one-year leave of absence if they...
New Survey Method Increases Estimate of Rapes in U.S
The government has more than doubled its estimate of the number of rapes or attempted rapes each year - to 310,000. The number rose because the government's biggest crime survey finally asked a direct question about rape.In the first major report from...
Notes and Calendar
NOTEBOOK</P><P>The ninth Post-Dispatch Hunter Education Day will be held Sept. 23 at the new Forest 44 shooting range in southwest St. Louis County.</P><P>The program can lead to the certificate required for all hunters born...
Novel Ideas Russians Get Romantic Notions, Eschew Tolstoy for Danielle Steele
On Moscow's subway, a woman sits reading intently, locked in "The Never-Ending Embrace." Nearby stands a teen-age girl, swept away in "A Hurricane of Temptation."Oddly, for a people who have produced more than their share of literary greatness, the Russians...
Open Final Is Expected to Net Another Agassi-Sampras Duel
It's the rivalry that has resuscitated the sport of tennis.Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi are balanced on each end of the spectrum and yet drawn together by the common pursuit of the top ranking in the sport.Since April 10, when Agassi took over the No....
Overwhelming Eatery Outstate Restaurateur Spices Up Surroundings with Wild Decor
When his discotheque melted in an electrical fire, Don Harmon was determined to start over. But with disco's death, Harmon needed a new theme.He found it on late-night TV in the sets and costumes of a 1940s movie. Afterward, he stayed awake for hours...
Penelope Strousser, 87; Master Weaver, Advocate for the Blind
Penelope Menas Strousser, a master weaver, teacher and advocate for the blind, died Friday (Aug. 25, 1995) at Delmar Gardens West in Chesterfield after a long illness. She was 87 and had lived in St. Louis for many years.Mrs. Strousser was born here...
Pentagon Business Wings May Be Clipped
The Pentagon, acknowledging that its fleet of aircraft for business travel may be too big and wasteful, says changes will be made in January.The fleet is maintained by the armed services and used for business travel by senior uniformed and civilian Defense...
People
What's the warranty on O.J. buddy AL COWLINGS? "Three hours or 1,000 autographs, whichever comes first," says the promoter who signed Cowlings up for an auto show next Sunday in Anaheim.Cowlings will peddle his autograph before a backdrop of a white...
Permanent Lights, Luxury Suites Head Smith's Stadium Wish List
What's next for Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field?"I'd like to see permanent lights, a new press box and luxury suites," said coach Larry Smith. "We need a new press box badly. It's all part of our five-year plan."Athletic director Joe Castiglione, the creative...
Pitfalls, Trials of Womanhood
A FROZEN WOMAN A novel by Annie Ernaux 192 pages, Four Walls Eight Windows, $17</P><P>`A Frozen Woman" is "auto-fiction," a primarily autobiographical tale of female midlife malaise. Annie Ernaux concisely charts telling moments during...
Playing in Pain Many Musicians Face Challenge to Careers from Aches and Strains
FOR FOUR YEARS St. Louis Symphony concertmaster Nina Bodnar swept onto the Powell Hall stage to enthusiastic applause. Young and glamorous, she amazed audiences by confidently leading musicians twice her age in final tunings.But Bodnar's life wasn't...
Police Captain Beat 2 Women, Officer Rules Jacobsmeyer Says Ex-Girlfriend, Ex-Wife Are Conspiring against Him
After a four-day trial, a police department hearing officer has found Capt. Steven Jacobsmeyer guilty of bringing discredit on the department by assaulting his ex-wife and his ex-girlfriend and lying to investigators.If the five-member Police Board agrees,...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those that were reported to police departments in the St. Louis metropolitan area or that involved action in one of the area's courts: FATAL ACCIDENTSSt. Louis County: Gary Green, 35, of Hillsboro, Ill., was pronounced...
Prevention, Treatment Help Artists
HELP IS available for musicians in pain.Twenty years ago, Janet Horvath, an associate principal of the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, organized "Playing Less Hurt," a series of seminars on musicians' pain. She also has a help line: (612) 225-4989.Most...
Proper English under Assault
The American has taken the English language into a smoky back room and beaten it to within an inch of its life. That's how I feel sometimes as a British woman living in New York, with a degree in English from Oxford.I can't help it. I get nervous when...
Put Your Votes to Work, Women Urged
Seventy-five years after their foremothers won American women the right to vote, hundreds of St. Louisans cheered Saturday as speakers urged them to make better use of the ballot box."What would Susan B. Anthony say if she knew that in 1994, only 44...
Quick Study Corby Smith Born to Coach
It was Larry and Cheryl Smith's daughter, Alicia, who was conceived in legendary football coach Bo Schembechler's house in 1970, when the young couple was living there and caring for Schembechler's children after he had suffered a heart attack.But it...
Ram-Ble Chalks Up Another `L'
America's favorite summertime football guests, the Rams, played the role of accommodating opponent once again Friday night.When this all began, they opened the Dennis Erickson era in Seattle on Aug. 5.Next, they "welcomed" the Raiders back to Oakland.Last...
Rams Can't Run & Hide from Kick, Rush Woes
Take it from straight-shooting Todd Lyght, it doesn't take a Tele-strator or hours staring at game film to figure out what ails the Rams entering the regular season."We need to work on our running game, and we need to work on our kicking game as far...
Recoiling Hiss-Tory Officials Remember Misadventures of Zoo's AWOL Cobra
JERRY McNEAL made the telephone call 25 years ago that sparked a tense, 40-day search for a deadly escapee at the St. Louis Zoo.McNeal was a rookie keeper at the Reptile House and called his boss, curator Charlie Hoessele."We've got a spitting cobra...
Repentant Couple Wins Custody of 4 Children Family Puts Baby-Sitting Episode in Past
The agency that took a couple's four children from them last year because the youngsters were left with a teen-age baby sitter for more than two weeks is recommending now that the couple get permanent custody.That recommendation was made by Allegheny...

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