St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from May 16, 1996

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4 Suspicious Blazes Worry Firefighters One Man Being Held on Arson Charges
McCall was in the Madison County Jail at Edwardsville awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for today.At 12:37 a.m Saturday, fire damaged four cars in three separate locations on the used car lot of Accent Auto Design, 520 W. Main Street. Welle said...
'70S Clinton-Mcdougal Investment Revealed
Senate Whitewater Committee Republicans disclosed on Wednesday that President Bill Clinton had engaged in a previously unknown real estate investment with his business partner, James McDougal - an $11,000 transaction in the late 1970s when Clinton was...
75-Year-Old Wew Sold for $435,000
THE PASSING PARADE: The 1,000-watt radio station WEW has been sold to Gary Ackers by Doug Huber and Richard Frame for $435,000, according to sources close to the negotiation. Ackers, a Texas-based broadcaster, owns radio stations in Florida and Texas.Coincidentally,...
ABC Reject Becomes NBC Show for Fall
IS "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" Must-See TV? NBC apparently thinks so, and has picked up the ABC reject for fall."Foxworthy" ranked 99th for the year in the Nielsens when it was dropped by ABC. It will replace "The Fresh Prince of Bel-air" at 7 p.m. Mondays.Another...
A Clear View of That Old Black Magic
As our drinks go, so go our souls. Coffeehouses, now in full mushroom-bloom all over the St. Louis area landscape, are already passe on the West Coast; there, teahouses are what's now hot, says one magazine. And a whole musical genre (sub- or pseudo-,...
Admiral's Dining Room Looking to Rise in Ranks
There's a lot of construction going on at the Admiral these days, and we're not just talking about those temporary ramps over the rising Mississippi.St. Louie's, the President Casino's restaurant, is moving and undergoing a facelift.Upstairs, on what...
Ah, the Beauty of Something for Nothing
IS IT ONLY ME, or are those gift-with-purchase offers you get from cosmetics companies somehow fiendishly irresistible? It's as bad as a half-finished pint of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer.You know how it is. The last thing on your mind is lipstick, but...
Aiming High Decor, Desserts, and Duck Are Standouts at New French Restaurant
Reserve 1867Where:201 North Main Street (St. Charles), 949-3888Serves:Lunch 10-4 M-Sa and 11-4 Su; Dinner 5:30-10 F-SaEntree Range:$12.95-$20.95Plastic:All major cardsDress:Casual to dressyReservations: AcceptedTwo rather whimsical paintings dominate...
Americans Hungry for Psychologist's Marriage Recipe
EVERYWHERE Judith Wallerstein goes these days she packs the house. Wednesday night at the Ethical Society of St. Louis was no exception.About 450 people braved stormy weather and jammed into the aisles to hear what the 74-year-old psychologist had to...
A New Beginning, or a Last Hurrah?
Politics is often theater, and politicians are sometimes actors. So it was not totally crazy to watch Bob Dole quitting the Senate Wednesday and think he could have been played wonderfully by Spencer Tracy. What we saw was an update of "The Last Hurrah."...
Annexation Issue Not on Ballot Yet, but Sides Organize Wedgwoods Subdivisions Represent One of Three Areas Targeted by City
The campaign for and against the annexation of the Wedgwoods subdivisions into Florissant is in full swing even though the St. Louis County Boundary Commission has not decided whether voters should consider the idea.Campaign committees have formed on...
An Odd Number Trump Is Betting on 13 by Opening Atlantic City Casino
If a city with 12 casinos adds one, doesn't it then have 13? Not necessarily.The opening Wednesday of Donald Trump's fourth casino has regulators, Trump and city residents at odds. And why wouldn't it? In a gambling town, who needs an unlucky number?The...
Around the Links
PGA TOUR MASTERCARD COLONIALSite: Fort Worth, Texas.Dates: Today-SundayCourse: Colonial Country Club (7,010 yards, par 70).Purse: $1.5 millionWinner's Share: $270,000TV: USA (today-Friday, 3-5 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30-5 p.m.).Last...
A Scream That's All but Silent Here
"At this point, we're not going anywhere," says Cindy Fehmel of Mississippi Nights, referring to the possible relocation of the club. Plans for more casino development in the area threatened the venue, but, according to Fehmel, "We haven't been approached...
A Sequel to `the Celestine Prophecy'
"THE TENTH INSIGHT"A novel by James Redfield (6 hours, a light abridgment, Time Warner AudioBooks, $24)The prequel to this spiritual adventure, "The Celestine Prophecy," has been lodged in the Top 10 of the best-seller list for more than two years. So...
A Shadow of Its Former Self
Title:Heretic: Shadows of the Serpent RiderFormat:DOS CD-RomPublisher:GT InteractivePrice: $24.99Rating: 3 of 5Ages: 13 and up =Since I reviewed the Hexen upgrade just last week, I wasn't going to take a look at the new Heretic upgrade until later in...
Assessor Astonished by Growth
Growth in St. Charles County continues to astonish county Assessor Gene Zimmerman."It's going wild," he said, commenting on construction and industrial expansion detailed in his annual certification of tax rolls. His report was presented Monday night...
Auditions & Announcements
St. Louis Shakespeare Co.: Auditions for 1996 Summer Festival 6:30-10 p.m. today at Crossroads School Theater, 500 DeBaliviere. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 776-7827.Family Musical Theater: Auditions for "Annie" 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and 1-4...
Beltway Bound after a Series of Finales, Leonard Slatkin Heads to Washington for Keeps
A LIFE-SIZE replica of Nipper the Dog, the RCA mascot, watches plaintively as Leonard Slatkin interviews a potential dog-sitter by phone. Slatkin, in town for his final concerts with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, has been living here as a traveler...
Be Patient with Christmas Cactus; Blooms Take Several Years
Q: This past winter when my Christmas cactus bloomed, I pollinated some of the flowers and now a seed capsule has started to develop. My question is what to do next? When to harvest, and what treatment do the seeds require?A: The seed capsule (ovary)...
Best Bets for the Week of May 16-22
TonightMarilyn Horne: The celebrated mezzo-soprano has sung at the Met, at La Scala and La Fenice, at the Paris Opera and in dozens more of the world's leading concert halls, but she's probably enjoyed few better acoustics than those of the Sheldon's...
Blue Jays Beat Twins for Third Win in a Row
Erik Hanson scattered six hits over seven innings as Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Tuesday night, the Blue Jays' third consecutive victory.Hanson (4-5) didn't allow a runner past second base until the Twins scored their only run in the sixth as...
Blues Hoping Moment of Truth Is Hour of Power
From here to there.The conquest is so tantalizingly close, just one victory away. By winning tonight in Detroit, the Blues would become Western Conference finalists, Stanley Cup contenders battling in the National Hockey League's "final four."This franchise...
Blues in 7-Game Series
How the Blues have fared in seven-game playoff series. Games played in St. Louis in bold: (for archival purposes - bold type has been indicated with an asterisk.)1968Vs. Philadelphia FlyersQuarterfinals1. Blues 1-02. Flyers 4-3*3. Blues 3-2 (OT)*4. Blues...
Blues-Wings: A Look Back
A look back at the six games in the Blues-Red Wings series that led to tonight's contest in Detroit:Game 1May 3, Joe Louis Arena* Here's The Deal: The sub-.500 Blues vs. the powerful 62-win, 131-point Red Wings . . . the mother of all mismatches.* The...
Board Fires Prosecuting, City Lawyers Mayor Claims Dismissals Were Politically Motivated
Peerless Park fired its city and prosecuting attorneys this week.Aldermen Mary Corbett, Sue McCole and Gregg Lasky voted to remove Robert Spalding, who had been city attorney for more than 20 years, and Joseph Westhus, the prosecutor. Alderman Steve...
Bond Issue for Sidewalks Might Be Put on Ballot in August or November
The Webster Groves City Council may ask voters to pass a $2.9 million bond issue this summer or fall. The money would be lent to property owners whose sidewalks are in poor condition."The sidewalks will be repaired one way or another. This seemed to...
Briefs
MISSOURI SENATELobbyist Says No Rules Broken With Golf Bag GiftJohn Bardgett Jr., a lobbyist for several St. Louis area institutions, said Wednesday that he does not believe he broke a Senate rule by providing a $127 golf bag for retiring Sen. Irene...
Briefs
NATIONSIMPSON CIVIL SUITFriends Say They Searched For Weapon, Found None O.J. Simpson's closest friends, Robert Kardashian and Al "A.C." Cowlings, searched his golf bag for a murder weapon two weeks after Simpson's ex-wife's slaying, but came up empty,...
Brits Invade the Movie Houses
IT'S hard to think of a time when so many British actors have lent their estimable presences and considerable talents and not inconsiderable egos to the American screen, stage and television set.There's an Oscar-clutching Emma Thompson here, and an Oscar-nominated...
Carnahan Leads Kelly in Survey on Election Governor Posts 14-Point Edge over Auditor
Gov. Mel Carnahan has a solid lead over state Auditor Margaret Kelly in his bid for a second four-year term in this year's elections, a new Post-Dispatch/KMOX Radio poll shows.Carnahan, who is almost certain to be the Democratic nominee, is ahead of...
Casey's Neck on Line in Game 7 Tonight Is Blues Goaltender Hurt? or Is He Part of a Keenan Ploy?
The difference between fact and fiction in the Stanley Cup playoffs is often fuzzy. So, here are the facts as we know them concerning the status of Blues goalie Jon Casey for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Detroit tonight at Joe Louis...
Catholics Excommunicated over Memberships
As of Wednesday, a former priest and nun and perhaps hundreds of other Roman Catholics in the Lincoln Diocese can consider themselves excommunicated.Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz ordered Catholics to quit 12 groups, including Planned Parenthood, Call to Action...
Challenger's Spending Failed in Quest to Oust U. City Mayor
Kwame Thompson spent the money in the mayor's campaign in University City. But on April 2 incumbent Joe Adams got the votes to win his first elected term as mayor.Campaign finance reports due 30 days after the election show that Thompson spent $14,197...
Chewing the Fat
Talking with Roberto and Judy Zantiof Zanti's Trattoria, 9416 Gravois.Q: You run the front of the house and your husband is in charge of the back. How do you make this work so well?Judy: I started waiting tables when I was 16 and later learned about...
City Says It'll Work with Rockwood but It Wants District to Transfer Ownership of Site of Plan for Park
Eureka officials say they are willing to work with the Rockwood School Board to develop a city park and an elementary school on 15 acres at Forby and Alt roads or an alternate site. But for now, the city wants the district to transfer ownership of the...
City to Get $1.8 Million to Hire Police
President Bill Clinton told Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. on Wednesday that the city would get $1.8 million in federal funds to hire 24 police officers.Bosley was one of a dozen mayors taking part in a conference phone call with Clinton. In all, Clinton announced...
City Weighs Vacating Control of Albert Developer Seeks to Build Houses on Property on Dead-End Street
About 50 residents attended a public hearing recently in Glendale to discuss whether the city should vacate the right of way on part of Albert Avenue.The issue has been raised by a developer who wants the property to build houses.Albert is a quiet dead-end...
Class of Two 1916 Graduates of Washington U. Will Celebrate
World War I was raging in Europe. Woodrow Wilson was in the White House. And Maria White and William Berry graduated from Washington University.The year was 1916.Berry, 102, and White, 103, will return together Saturday for their 80th reunion, the university's...
Compromise Bill on Hog Waste to Get Airing
A compromise to reduce hog-waste pollution and stem public concern over the growing number of large swine-feeding operations will come up today in the Legislature.Neither agribusiness interests nor the environmental lobby is completely satisfied with...
Concert Previews
Rock*A*TeensWednesday at Cicero's (with Team USA)Rock*A*Teens -- whose members hail from various indie icon outfits including the Jody Grind -- could really be something live. Although the band's self-titled Daemon release is muddled by a tired lo-fi...
Council Opposes Proposal for Subdivision in County
The St. Charles City Council decided Tuesday night to oppose a subdivision of 89 houses proposed on 40 acres southwest of Hemsath Road near Bluestone Drive.The project is being proposed for land that now lies in an unincorporated area of St. Charles...
Council to Weigh Putting Bond Issue on August Ballot
The Kirkwood City Council will be asked tonight to put a proposal for an $8 million bond issue for street, bridge and sidewalk improvements on the Aug. 6 ballot.The bonds would be retired by revenue from a sales tax of one-half of 1 percent for capital...
Couple in Their 80s Cultivate `Monster': A Showcase Garden
In these days of the instant garden, it's deeply peaceful to wander through one that has evolved over 40 years."We created a monster!" Nora Lejins said recently as she bobbed lightly down a wide shady path that wound through the botanical paradise that...
Court Overturns Conviction of Man in Hit-and-Run Case
Beulah Pranaitas' husband of 50 years died beside the road after being hit by a car. She wonders why a court says the teen-age driver who left the scene did not commit a crime.Pranaitas, 74, of Collinsville, said Wednesday she was flabbergasted to learn...
Crawling into Pop Culture Why Hasn't the Web Invaded Our Movies, Songs and Legends?
Computers have become ubiquitous. They're in our offices, our homes and our cars. People carry them on airplanes and take them to the beach.Everywhere you go someone is writing a memo, calculating a spreadsheet or accessing the Web. It's hard to imagine...
Crazy, like a Fox Action Goddess Pam Grier Has Been Rediscovered by Admiring Filmmakers
Pam Grier? She's the sister who showed brothers what a woman could be, the superheroine who taught gals how to entice ... and, it's true, how to emasculate. She's the great emancipator of '70s blaxploitation pictures, the life force who liberated the...
Creating a Monster Couple Cultivate a Wilderness in Maryland into a Showcase Garden Featuring Azaleas
In these days of the instant garden, it's deeply peaceful to wander through one that has evolved over 40 years."We created a monster!" Nora Lejins said recently as she bobbed lightly down a wide shady path that wound through the botanical paradise that...
Day by Day
TODAYBROADWAY TRIBUTE - "Broadway at 42nd Street" will be presented by the Mid American Theatre Company at 8 p.m. at the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building at St. Charles County Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters. More than 50...
Dole Quits Senate Senator Says He'll Go to White House - or Home
In an extraordinary, emotional gamble, Bob Dole said Wednesday he was quitting the Senate after 27 years to challenge President Bill Clinton full time.Proclaiming that he had risen from adversity before and would do it again, Dole said, "I will seek...
Dole Sending Wife to Stump at Missouri Gop Convention
Missouri Political Correspondent CONCEDING NOTHING to Pat Buchanan, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole on Wednesday directed his wife, Elizabeth Dole, to the Missouri Republican Convention Saturday in Springfield.Her task: prevent Buchanan from taking control...
Don't Let Freeloader Chip Away Your Love
Dear Ann Landers: I'm writing concerning the 28-year-old woman from Aspen, Colo., who loved a man dearly but was having a hard time tolerating his freeloading. That letter really hit home because I have been in her shoes. It scares me to think that she...
Downpours Don't Rain on Convention's Fun
"You can't have a rainbow without the rain."This phrase was a refrain during the 63rd annual convention of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, held May 7-9 at St. Joseph. The convention host group was the Northwest District, and I'm sure it decided...
Durbin Leads Salvi in Senate Contest Carnahan Ahead in Missouri Governor's Race
Buoyed by women, minorities and those with a stake in social programs, Richard J. Durbin leads Al Salvi 47 percent to 27 percent in the U.S. Senate race, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOX radio poll.Durbin, a Democratic member of the U.S. House...
Elevated Blood Calcium Deserves Doctor's Look
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 55-year-old woman. I have had an elevated blood calcium level for more than a year now. It was 10.9 at the last check, a new high for me. Bone scans show nothing wrong. I did have surgery for lung cancer four years ago. How seriously...
End to Christmas-Tree Laws
"Christmas-tree" bills have been all-season affairs in the Illinois General Assembly for years. A wily legislator with an unpopular measure would attach it to a popular bill that no one could oppose. Almost everyone knew that the practice violated the...
Episcopal Court Tosses Heresy Charge in Gay Ordination
Declaring that Episcopal Church doctrine does not prohibit the ordination of noncelibate homosexuals, an ecclesiastical court dismissed a heresy charge Wednesday against retired Bishop Walter C. Righter for ordaining a gay man.The bishops who sat as...
Exhibit Presents Prints, Pottery
Alton area artists Ken Barnett and Don Scott have a friendship that spans two decades. A combined exhibit of their recent works, now showing in the Mudd Gallery, reveals a synergy between ceramist and printmaker.Barnett, the proprietor and chief ceramist...
Family Stuff
Field DayStudents from the Eugene Field Elementary School in Sapulpa, Okla., take their play, "Eugene Field at Home" on the road, and the natural stop for it is the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum. The play is about Field's birthday and family and...
Far out Mcnair 6th-Graders Travel to Houston to Explore Space Center, Visit School
Thirty sixth-graders at McNair School in University City huddled in the school library Monday to go over some ground rules for a space trip to Houston.They would fly Tuesday morning with six teachers and the school nurse to Texas from St. Louis on a...
Federal Budget OK May Save E. St. Louis Teacher Aides
The East St. Louis School Board expects to have enough money to keep its 83 teacher aides now that the federal budget has finally passed and money for education has been restored.In March, the School Board decided to lay off all the district's teach...
Felon Trains as Firefighter
MICHAEL SCOTT seems to have what it takes to be a firefighter: two years' experience fighting forest blazes in California, rippling biceps and a determination to succeed.The 35-year-old Chicago man also has a long rap sheet. He estimates he's spent nearly...
Filing for Support Summer Tour Features Three New Bands for a Total of Five Bucks
The way Mark Davis, booking agent for the Agency Group, sees the market, new bands are usually faced with two choices in supporting their first records -- get lucky enough to land one of the few available support slots on a national tour or headline...
Film Briefs
Box-office blowout: "Twister" had the biggest-grossing debut weekend so far this year. The Warner Brothers-Universal joint venture brought in $41 million in the first weekend of the summer film season, recouping more than half the reported $74 million...
Four Parts, Harmonic Whole
Brian Gibson, John Hennessy, Marshall Hyde, Romi SlobodaWhere: Lisa Steinmetz Gallery, 7443 ForsythWhen: 10-7 Tues-Sat.; noon-5 Sun. through June 3Whether a result of sheer coincidence or cunning curation, this is a rare multi-artist show in which gallery...
Gang Rumble Inspired `Original Gangstas'
THE BARKING dog that greets visitors to Fred Williamson's Beverly Hills home is a big disappointment.Somehow, one assumes that a powerfully built, menacing-looking, cigar-chomping, movie-action hero and former professional football player nicknamed "The...
Good Choices for Police Board
Gov. Mel Carnahan has selected two attorneys with managerial skills to fill vacancies on the St. Louis Police Board. His choices are good ones.One, Jeffrey S. Jamieson, is an associate vice president for A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. The other, Wayman F....
Got a Second? Kinloch Grad to Be Chief Timer at Olympics
When Leon Bailey got his diploma from Kinloch High, a career in sports was not even a fantasy.Classmates who see him at next month's high school reunion here will remember him a good athlete.Bailey lettered for three years in three sports - as a guard...
Hear Here
Building New MusicIf there's a grand old man of the local avant pop scene, it's Tory Starbuck of neXt rAdio.Starbuck leads his experimental pop group in a concert set against the background of Michael Merchant's exhibit "Abandoned Skyscraper" at 8 p.m....
High Notes and a Good Riddance
REFLECTIONS by Leonard Slatkin, on leaving St. Louis to become music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington:Major Accomplishment in St. Louis"The Youth Orchestra. There wasn't one here before, and I still remember being there the first...
Home Ice Not Necessarily Home Remedy
Home-ice advantage.The Detroit Red Wings have it tonight at Joe Louis for the Game 7 ice-breaker.Or do they?The best aid and comfort to the itinerant Blues comes from, of all people, Detroit coach Scotty Bowman."Home ice is not a big deal," Bowman said...
If You Don't Know Beans, Don't Worry; Grow "Em Plenty of Varieties Are Available for All Types of Taste
Even the most delicious version of a vegetable variety is not worth much if it soon fizzles out or is so demanding that it forces the gardener to neglect other plants.Beans, fortunately, are generally trouble free. If there is a disadvantage, it is in...
I Have Gone through Hell,' Captain of Refugee Ship Says
He spent 10 days roaming the West African coast, trying to find a port for his rusty freighter and refuge for more than 1,500 Liberians he packed on board against his better judgment.The Nigerian captain, Roland Pudie, said it wasn't his fault if the...
Illinois Pension Bill Is Back in the House - Only Fatter Many Question Cost of Plan's Improvements
It just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter, but taxpayers could end up with the cavities. A bill that contains even more extensive pension improvements for state employees than the earlier House version marched out of the Senate on Wednesday.It returned...
India's Muslims Are Anxious as Hindu Leader Takes Control
For the first time in India's history, a Hindu nationalist has been picked to govern the diverse nation, raising anxiety among its large Muslim minority.On Wednesday, President Shankar Dayal Sharma named Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the leader of the right-wing...
Into Summer Fete First
Folks returning from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival can tell you just what a chore attending that thing can be. There's that constant battle with one's deep-fried food addiction, plus the methodical search for the perfect tan.Closer to home,...
Ireland from an Irish Eye Robert Quinn Set about Making Irish Films That Depicted a Far Different Ireland in 1973 and Has Been Making Them Ever Since
American filmmakers have long plundered Ireland as a theme and locale for such successful films as "The Quiet Man," which got John Ford a 1952 best director Academy Award, "Ryan's Daughter" in 1970 and the 1989 Oscar-winning "My Left Foot."But to the...
Jordan's 35 Eliminates Knicks
Michael Jordan scored 35 points Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 94-81 victory over the visiting New York Knicks and into the Eastern Conference finals.The 4-1 series win marked the fifth time the Bulls have eliminated the Knicks in the...
La Russa Explains Decision to Jordan: Sore Foot, Fan Mail
The cold war between Cardinals outfielder Brian Jordan and manager Tony La Russa - as brief as it was - is over.La Russa sensed Jordan glaring at him Tuesday night during the game when Jordan didn't start. La Russa met with Jordan Wednesday afternoon...
Laughter-Coated Lessons
An Evening of Literary Humorfeaturing Jeff Miller, Jane Ellen Ibur and Cheryl D. SmithWhere:Duff's Restaurant392 N. EuclidWhen:7:30 p.m. MondayHow Much:$5; $4 for students and seniorsMore Info:534-1111Bearded, bespectacled and wearing a Greek fisherman's...
Leading Performers Show Big Talent in `Little Me'
The Kirkwood Theater Guild's staging of "Little Me" is a welcome excursion into repertory less familiar than standard musicals. The production turns out to be a fine showcase for the excellent leading performers."Little Me" is the fictional biography...
Legislators View Tape of Speck's Jail Binge Corrections Director `Shocked as Anyone'
Lawmakers at a special hearing Wednesday viewed a newly discovered videotape of mass murderer Richard Speck reveling in a drug and sex binge behind bars.Afterward, Illinois Department of Corrections Director Odie Washington said that there's no guarantee...
Legislature Oks Bill on Towiing
The Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Mel Carnahan a bill designed to cure the problems encountered by motorists whose cars were towed from a private parking lot in the Soulard area of St. Louis last year.The measure would require private parking lot...
Library District Eager for New Building
More than a year behind schedule, the Jefferson County Library District is getting ready to set a construction schedule for its first new library building.Called the Windsor Branch, it will be in Barnhart, visible from Interstate 55. It has been down-sized...
Lott, Cochran Weigh in for Majority Leader Post
IN A SENATE transformed, Mississippi Sens. Trent Lott and Thad Cochran jumped into the race to replace Bob Dole as majority leader on Wednesday while other potential rivals also weighed candidacies."I'm in pretty good shape," Lott, 54, said shortly before...
Madison County Officials to Get Raises They Requested - to Nearly $70,000
With their salaries set to increase over the next four years to almost $70,000 from $52,416, four elected officials in Madison County got most of the money they asked for Wednesday.The raises approved by the County Board were substantially smaller for...
Marlins, Cards Cross in Different Directions
The Cardinals and the Marlins, headed in surprising directions, passed in the night again Tuesday.Florida, which was the National League's worst team in the first month of the season, pulled out its club-record ninth consecutive victory by beating the...
Morning Briefing
Gee Whiz! Big Farm Auction In BootheelA prominent Arkansas man plans to auction off more than 15,000 acres of prime Bootheel farmland in what is being called one of the largest farmland auctions in the nation's history.The auction will be held July 10-11...
Most Want U.S. Government to Stay out of Abortion Issue
When it comes to abortion, a majority of people polled in Missouri and Illinois say they don't want the federal government to get involved.That's the finding of the latest Post-Dispatch/KMOX Radio poll.In Missouri, 53 percent oppose any federal government...
Mother Nature's Dark Side Videos Spring Up in the Wake of 'Twister'
Home video distributors could see the "Twister" coming for months and they prepared for the natural disaster the best they could: cashing in on the public's inevitable storm curiosity with a pile of new releases.Carefully timed to coincide with the opening...
Mr. Dole Resigns
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole stunned the nation Wednesday when he announced that he would resign from the Senate next month so he could engage in an all-or-nothing campaign for the presidency. Everyone assumed that he planned to say at his afternoon...
Music / Album Reviews
GET OUT says:STICK IT IN YOUR EARTo hear samples from these albums, dial Postline at 923-2323 and tap in the number by the review.Acres of SuedeWebb Wilder (Watermelon)Webb Wilder has his place in popular music, and as soon as he finds it he'll let us...
Music / Road Report
The Tampa Tribune(February 24, 1996)Dick Dale, hailed as the father of surf rock, easily lives up to the legend, staking his claim with over-the-top sonic assaults on adoring audiences at home and abroad.The southpaw guitar-slinger's chosen genre long...
New Jail Plan Announced Would Cut Costs, Triple Capacity
Correction officials on Wednesday unveiled a plan to build a $76 million jail downtown across from City Hall.The five-story building would house 732 prisoners - more than triple the current jail capacity.The new jail would be built at the north half...
Nightclub Commotion Spurs Bill on Parking 1,500 Teens per Night Attend Da Klic; Area Residents Furious
The St. Louis County Council may try to define a restaurant or nightclub and then devise a formula for determining the number of parking spaces needed.The county Department of Planning is writing amendments to the zoning ordinances to create a new formula...
One Standout out of Three at Chamber Concert
CONCERTS entice us with the possibility that something extraordinary will happen. Even though they rarely fulfill that potential, the occasional moment, the fleeting sense of deeper meaning, is a strong enough allure to keep us returning despite hours...
Panel Passes Mutual Fund Rules Changes
With strong bipartisan support, the House Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to modernize mutual fund regulations and scale back the role of states in reviewing fund and stock sales.The measure is expected to be the main bill in Congress...
Panel Wants Dioxin Incinerator Halted for Review
The Times Beach dioxin incinerator has had five power outages in two months of operation. A monitoring committee wants it shut down to assess the risks the outages represent.The St. Louis County Dioxin Monitoring Committee, appointed by County Executive...
People
Easy for her to say. . . . LINDA EVANGELISTA insists that she and her fellow big-bucks models are "genetic freaks."On a tour of Australia this week, she cautioned teen-age girls against trying to emulate popular models by over-dieting. "We were blessed...
Philip Morris Offers Deal to Help Curb Teen Tobacco Use
Philip Morris USA, the nation's largest tobacco company, offered Wednesday to back sweeping legislation to cut tobacco use by minors, but only if the government drops efforts to regulate cigarettes.The bid met with a lukewarm reception in Washington,...

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