St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 6, 1996

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125 Bands, One Beatle Bob Regional Music Showcase Packs in Concerts, Seminars, and One Goofy Dance Contest
The Regional Music Showcase (RMS), once little more than an especially busy weekend for local bands, has beefed up its image as a genuine regional festival. Acts from outside the metropolitan area now make up roughly 30 percent of the 125 bands participating...
$1.5 Million Bond Issue Sought in Aug. 6 Vote
The Dunklin School Board wants voters to authorize a $1.5 million bond issue on Aug. 6. The money would be used to add two classrooms to Herculaneum High School, to renovate Herculaneum Elementary School and the old part of Pevely Elementary School,...
33,000 Good Seats Available for Big 12 Football Game
Tickets for one of the biggest football extravaganzas in the country are available for St. Louisans, and personal seat licenses are not required.Frank Viverito of the St. Louis Sports Commission announced Wednesday at the Trans World Dome that more than...
$34 Million Budget Contains Slices of Pork
A $100,000 grant that a museum director says he didn't request; a surprise $150,000 appropriation for baseball field lights. And $1 million for road widening not even on the state's current five-year transportation plan.Before adjourning for the summer,...
50 Years Ago, First Bikini Created Uproar
IT'S DIFFICULT to imagine the uproar the introduction of the bikini caused 50 years ago, in light of the topless, string and thong swimsuits that followed.It wasn't even the first two-piece swimsuit, but it was more skimpy than its predecessors, and...
9 Apply to Be Considered for Voss' Seat on Board
Nine people applied by Monday's deadline to be considered for the seat on the Fort Zumwalt School Board formerly held by Jayne Voss.Voss, former board president, resigned from the seat after two people she had opposed were elected to the board in April....
A-B in Deal to Brew and Sell Kirin Beers Japan's No. 1 Brewer Puts $9 Million into Venture
Anheuser-Busch Cos. will make and sell Kirin Brewery Co.'s Japanese beers in the United States, a step to expand the company's small piece of the growing imported beer market.Anheuser-Busch, which has the top two domestic brands and 44 percent of the...
Admiral Known as Team Player but Clinton's Pick for Naval Chief Concerns Senator
ADM. JAY L. JOHNSON, a naval aviator with a reputation as a quick study and personable team player, was nominated Wednesday by President Bill Clinton to become the Navy's top officer.Johnson, who turned 50 Wednesday, is the youngest chosen for chief...
A Huddle with the Tough Guys
As a hard-hitting, in-your-face National Football League linebacker, Bryan Cox--love him or hate him--is a guy who plays by his own set of rules, rules forged on the streets of the East St. Louis neighborhood where he was raised.This weekend, Cox returns...
An Appeal for Answers on Vicious Dog Attacks
Dear Ann Landers: The letter from the Colorado reader who wondered if there were any cities that outlawed dogs piqued my interest. Colorado has lots of dogs, and the problems go far beyond barking.In March, a 5-year-old boy was nearly killed when a neighbor's...
. . . and Balanced-Budget Amendment
Today, at departing Sen. Bob Dole's insistence, the Senate will vote once again on a constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget in perpetuity.The House has already approved it by the two-thirds vote required to submit it to the states for...
Annexation Plan Would Take Back Land at Lambert
Berkeley wants to annex an area between it and Hazelwood - and the northeast corner of Lambert Field.The city submitted the proposal this week to the St. Louis County Boundary Commission. No proposal can go to voters without the boundary group's approval....
Anthrax Keeps Banging Along
Charlie Benante went through an identity crisis last fall during the making of Anthrax's "Stomp 442."He found himself happily picking up the slack after guitarist Dan Spitz left the band due to creative conflicts. In fact, he had such a good time writing...
Anxiety over Future Nags Many Strikers Checks Stop, but Life Goes on, Families Say
The 6,700 machinists striking at McDonnell Douglas Corp. are learning how to say no.No to the company's contract, which they say fails to offer job and retirement security. No to stores and restaurants that want their money. No to spouses who want their...
`A Peaceful Walk' along Picket Lines Strikers Confident They Can `Beat Company'
Two F-15 Eagle fighters roared overhead late Wednesday morning as a group of McDonnell Douglas Corp. machinists picketed along Airport Road."We made those," Tim O'Brien, of Shrewsbury, said proudly as he looked skyward."And they aren't going to be building...
Arafat, Netanyahu at Odds over Palestinian State
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat told Israel's prime minister-elect on Wednesday that "nobody can stop" the formation of a free Palestinian state with a capital in Jerusalem. Benjamin Netanyahu replied adamantly that he would not agree to either.The...
Area Leaders Should Think Globally, Writer Says `Futurist' to Lead Discussion of Work
As leaders of the metropolitan area prepare for the next century, they must realize they are competing not only with Kansas City and Chicago but with Shanghai and Taipei, a "futurist" writer and consultant for St. Louis 2004 warns.Hazel Henderson will...
As Bulbs Fade, Annuals Fill in the Gaps
When the spring bulb season ends, tulip petals litter the ground, the swordlike foliage of daffodils and hyacinths begins to wither and the crocus blades are mowed because they are indistinguishable from grass.Succor comes in the form of some of our...
A Tip of the Hat to Country Traditions
blue clear skyGeorge Strait (MCA)George Strait is supposed to be the godfather of neo-traditionalism or something like that. But his latest release, "blue clear sky," makes you re-think what he's done with country music through the 15 years since his...
Auditions & Announcements
American Dance Troupe of St. Louis: Auditions for new members Saturday at Krupinski Academy of Dance, 275 Lamp & Lantern Village. Auditions times are: 10 a.m. for ages 8 to 11; 11:15 a.m. ages 12 to 15 and 12:30 p.m. ages 16 to 17. Call 227-2362.Yatco...
Baseball Gives Schott Ultimatum
Baseball set a one-week deadline Wednesday to decide what to do with Marge Schott and left the clear impression it would remove the Cincinnati Reds owner from the day-to-day operation of the team.The 10-man executive council, which runs baseball in place...
Beethoven, a 1st-String Composer
No matter how indifferent to classical music you might be, chances are good that you can whistle or hum at least one symphonic passage: the first four notes from Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C minor.The Beatles notwithstanding, that famous...
Belle Hits 23rd Homer; Indians Top Mariners
Albert Belle hit his major league-leading 23rd home run and drew a bases-loaded walk to score the go-ahead run as the Indians defeated the Seattle Mariners 13-5 Wednesday night in Cleveland.Cleveland scored seven runs in the seventh inning on four walks,...
Best Bets for the Week of June 6-12
FridayHot Salsa 3: Taking up where Anthony Cruz left off last year, Las Chicas del Clan will put the Latin beat into St. Louis feet at this year's Hot Salsa, the annual fund-raiser/dance party for the Forum for Contemporary Art. Las Chicas, an all-woman...
Big Boo-Boos from the Film Critics They Were Wrong on `Raging Bull' and `Godfather Ii'
THE publicity release trumpeting the publication of an upcoming book certainly didn't try to sugarcoat it. "The Critics Were Wrong" by Ardis Sillick (Carol; $12.95 paperback) was the headline, a catchy phrase that turned out to be the book's title as...
Board Approves Salary Hikes of Up to 6 Percent
The Webster Groves School Board has approved a 6 percent salary increase for teachers in the coming school year and a 4 percent salary increase the following year.The board approved the increase Tuesday.The increase refers to the total increase that...
Books on Tape
"FALLING FREE"A science-fiction novel by Lois McMaster Bujold (9 hours, unabridged, Reader's Chair, $42)The performance of Michael Hanson and Carol Cowan in this Nebula Award-winning novel is the kind of work you would like to hear with all audio books....
Bouncing around with Elle and Claudia
MY GRANDFATHER never missed the Dinah Shore show. Dinah Shore, for those of you young enough to be drawing a blank, was a singer remembered for hosting a popular TV variety show in the 1950s, for her May/September romance with Burt Reynolds (who, if...
Briefs
COURTSTop Officials Fight Hit-And-Run RulingTwo of Illinois' top officials support an effort to get the state Supreme Court to overturn a court decision in a hit-and-run case from Madison County.Secretary of State George H. Ryan said a motion on his...
Briefs
GOVERNOR RACEKelly Says First Act Will Be To Cut TaxesState Auditor Margaret Kelly said Wednesday that if she's elected governor her first act will be to cut taxes.Kelly, the likely GOP nominee, made that pledge before about 200 backers attending a $1,000-a-person...
Briefs
COAST GUARDRiver Base To Relocate To St. Louis SiteThe Coast Guard has decided to maintain its Mississippi River operations base in the city of St. Louis, reversing an earlier plan to shift the base to Granite City.The Coast Guard said that it would...
Briefs
NATIONFLORIDAHaitians Brought Ashore After WreckDozens of Haitian refugees were brought ashore in Florida Wednesday, a day after a rickety wooden freighter ran aground off the Port of Miami, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.Sixty-six refugees and six...
Briefs
FLORIDAKey Pieces Of Crashed Jet Shows No Sign Of FireRecovery teams have found pieces of the main circuit breaker panel from ValuJet flight 592, but they showed no evidence of fire or smoke damage, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.Finding...
Bulls Silence Sonics Down the Stretch Jordanaires' Sweet Harmony Turns Soncs into a Sonata
With all of the nation, all of Seattle, all of the SuperSonics and all of Chicago keeping a close watch on Michael Jordan, he tricked us all.Surprise: Jordan turned Game 1 of the NBA finals over to The Jordanaires. You know, the other, less decorated...
Bulls Silence Sonics Down the Stretch Jordanaires' Sweet Harmony Turns Sonics into a Sonata
With all of the nation, all of Seattle, all of the SuperSonics and all of Chicago keeping a close watch on Michael Jordan, he tricked us all.Surprise.Jordan turned Game 1 of the NBA finals over to The Jordanaires.The other, less decorated, less compensated...
'Canes" Burrell Not Your Average Freshman
If Pat Burrell had this kind of success in basketball, he'd already have a million-dollar shoe contract and kids would be imitating him in gyms throughout America.If he played football for the Miami Hurricanes, he'd have been pictured on the cover of...
Car Crash Kills Children's Coach Hoover Club Volunteer Called Irreplaceable
The track coach of the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club was killed early Wednesday when his car struck a railroad bridge support in the 4200 block of Goodfellow Boulevard in St. Louis.Marshall Clark, 50, of Kirkwood, was pronounced dead at the scene....
Cardinals Jump off Seesaw on Winning Side Gaetti's Blast Helps Redbirds Win for Sixth Time in a Row
Surviving a salvo of rallies by the San Diego Padres, the Cardinals raised their winning streak to a season-high six games Tuesday night with an 11-5 victory.The game was tied at 3-3 after three innings and 4-4 after six before the Cardinals' Gary Gaetti...
Case Highlights Sex-Offender Debate
A registered sex offender in St. Louis County has been charged with trying to sodomize a 6-year-old girl whose mother he had been dating.John David Roderick, 31, of the 2800 block of Wheaton Avenue in north St. Louis County, was charged Wednesday with...
Cheap Stuff $5 and Under
Dishwalla: Critical opinion on this MTV buzz band may be sharply divided, but you won't have to part with a penny to catch Dishwalla live this evening at Union Station and make up your own mind. Hear 'em perform "Counting Blue Cars" (No. 3 on the Radio...
Chewing the Fat
Paul Pointer,co-owner of the Lemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, 3322 DeMenil Place, 664-8024How long have you been the proprietor of the Lemp Mansion?My family has owned and operated the Lemp Mansion since 1975. Before then, it was a dilapidated rooming...
Chicago Has Mediocre Shooting, Sluggish Spells - and Easy Win
Rusty, yes. Flawed, maybe. Still, the Bulls were unbeatable.There was nothing too spectacular from Michael Jordan in Game 1, and no flashy stats from the Bulls as a whole. Yet there was nothing Seattle could do to stop them Wednesday night, and Chicago...
Chicago Has Mediocre Shooting, Sluggish Spells-And Easy Win
Nothing too spectacular from Michael Jordan, nothing fantastic statistically. Yet there was nothing Seattle could do to stop the Chicago Bulls.The Bulls, playing after a nine-day layoff, toyed with the Sonics, made them seem worthy for a stretch or two....
Children Size Up New Turtle Park
WEDNESDAY MORNING in turtle park, Max Cassilly was swinging from a huge steel hook at the end of a hydraulic boom mounted on the bed of a semi.He was high enough - maybe 9 feet off the ground - that his sister, Daisy, couldn't reach him. He was low enough...
Clinton Stumbles on Foreign Policy
Bob Dole's difficulties reflect, in part, the fact that few Americans can say why this election matters. When historians assess 1996, they may conclude that America's election was only the fourth-most - perhaps even the fifth-most - important election...
Concert Previews
Underground Rock-A-Thon2 p.m. today at Tower Grove ParkGet hip in one day. A ton of local avant-rock bands you probably never heard of but shouldn't miss.Solution a.d.tonight at Mississippi NightsPureed cow grunge a la Edwin McCain, the Badlees, etc....
Congresswoman's Ex-Husband Pleads Guilty
Joseph Waldholtz, the ex-husband of Rep. Enid Greene, R-Utah, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of providing his wife false information for her taxes and of falsifying spending reports from her congressional campaign.The couple was also granted a divorce...
Council Needs Time to Consider Making Private Streets Public
A measure that would allow private streets in Town and Country to be deeded to the city has been delayed again, this time pending study by a strategic-planning committee.The committee was suggested in a last-minute resolution submitted by Alderman Patty...
Council Overrides Veto of Pay-Plan Resolution
The St. Charles City Council is determined to adopt a proposed pay plan to keep employee salaries competitive with those in comparable cities in the metropolitan area.The council voted 7-2 Tuesday to override a mayoral veto of a resolution that accepts...
Cozying Up to Opera
The biggest fraud perpetrated by those who want to sell you opera tickets is that opera is really just low-brow entertainment in disguise. If only Joe Sixpack would sit back, pop a brew, and listen for a minute, Wagner and Verdi would be as spellbinding...
Day by Day
TODAYOUTDOOR CONCERT - The St. Charles Municipal Band will play in the first of a weekly series of outdoor concerts at 8 p.m. at the Jaycee Pavilion, Frontier Park, St. Charles. Performances will be every Thursday through Aug. 28., except July 4. Audience...
Decisions, Decisions: Which Kind of Herb?
Gardeners who haunt herb nurseries will find quickly that three of the most popular fresh herbs - basil, cilantro and dill - now come in multiple versions.If this offers gardeners and gourmets beguiling choices, it also makes selecting a single variety...
Democrats Plot out Election Course Clinton, House Members Optimistic about Future
Basking in their party's resurgence, House Democrats gave President Bill Clinton a crackling reception Wednesday as he visited Capitol Hill to talk strategy for the election year.Gone, it seemed, was the Democrats' funk of a year ago, when they were...
Doing Our Part for Children
It's early Monday morning when I return to the Mall by the Lincoln Memorial. It's quiet as dawn now. The only signs of life are runners in knee braces and families of adolescent ducklings clustered along the edge of the long Reflecting Pool.There are...
Duncan, Boggs Power Yanks Past Blue Jays
Mariano Duncan and Wade Boggs hit two-run homers in the second inning to help Dwight Gooden and the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.Gooden (4-4) struck out eight but walked four and allowed seven...
Events / Sports & Far Flung Snakes on Skates and Other Oddities
They're rollin' ... rollin' ... rollin' by the river.We're not talking about the Proud Mary, but the Proud Vipers, heroes of the patio-hockey set and a St. Louis product of the in-line roller skating craze.Coached by former Blues players Perry Turnbull...
Events / Young & Fun
hEReAfter The hardest working high-school sophomores in St. Charles, hEReAfTer, will be featured in the Regional Music Showcase at 9 p.m. tonight at the Bernard Pub. They're still pushing their four-song tape for $3 at shows and through snail mail. Call...
Expand Nato, but Slowly
In a surprising move, Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov told a meeting of NATO ministers in Berlin that Russia might not object to a limited expansion of NATO. This is a significant departure from Russia's earlier, more antagonistic views on...
Family Stuff
Plane CrazyIf you missed the recent air shows at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and in Columbia, Mo., or even if you didn't, you have another chance to see planes in action Saturday and Sunday, with the gates opening at noon each day. That's when the Confederate...
FCC Would Tighten Rules for Some Phone Companies Voice Message Would Disclose Higher Rates
Joseph Coiro of Staten Island, N.Y., received two collect calls from his daughter who was at a pay phone in nearby Linden, N.Y., when her car broke down.A week later, he got the bill: $20.20 for five minutes.Coiro, a retired New York Telephone Co. employee,...
Feats on Clay U of I Project Helps Translate Ancient Tablets
FOR YEARS, religious scholars have puzzled over the 1,800 clay tablets found at the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit.They are hard to read because many of the tablets are in fragments or in such bad shape that the cuneiform symbols are difficult to decipher....
Feeling Good: Transplant Saves Woman
Sometime this afternoon, Marjorie Rueff will climb into the car with her husband and 10-year-old daughter and leave St. Louis for the 200-mile return trip to Springfield, Mo.Not long ago, few people would have believed she could make it.Marjorie had...
Film Briefs
Two For The ShowBlockbusters "Mission: Impossible" and "Twister" and newcomer "The Rock" have captured the attention of moviegoers across the nation. But a couple of smaller films are opening in town this week:"Red": The final film in the acclaimed "Three...
Fine Young Cannibals New Line Theatre's Version of `Sweeney Todd' Puts Two Wackos Right in Your Lap
When Stephen Sondheim wrote "Sweeney Todd," he envisioned an intimate chamber affair in minimal surroundings. But by the time the show opened on Broadway in 1979, director Hal Prince had given the production epic proportions. New Line Theatre's version,...
From Earthquakes to Volcanoes
Ever since her eye-opening 1991 debut, "Little Earthquakes," Tori Amos has stood out as a maverick in a pop music world that is all too prone to lapse into simple, proven formulas.By playing music largely in a solo piano setting, by exploring melodies...
Fruit Punch
SHOT colors make a splash this summer, seldom-seen shades of green will soon be popping up all over - from the office to the beach.Chartreuse, citron and lime have added zest to everything from Kay Unger cocktail dresses to Donna Karan jeanswear to Charles...
Gaetti Promises Series Title for Cards within 5 Years
Slowly, the Cardinals' kinks are being worked out and third baseman Gary Gaetti likes what he sees."We could have cashed it really early this year," Gaetti said. "But you've got to keep grinding through it - every at-bat, every pitch, every play and...
Garden Show Offers Chance to Show Off
A giant allium bloomed in my garden this spring. Allium giganteum is its botanical name, and this one was the most gigantic I've ever grown. Like most spring bulbs, it takes no special skill. You buy a quality bulb, plant it in fall and expect it to...
Gender Gap in Drug Abuse Vanishing
The gap in drug abuse by adult males and adult females is growing narrower, and for teen-agers it is gone altogether.This was one of the findings of a report by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University that was made public Wednesday.Other...
Government Center Garage Set to Open by Early 1998
A parking garage for 775 vehicles should open in the St. Louis County Government Center by early 1998.The garage would be beneath the area of the plaza now connecting the Administration, Courthouse and Annex buildings in the government center. A new...
Hear Here
Ba-Bye, BishopsBen Herzon, of The Bishops, called to announce that his band's June 15 gig at Cicero's will be its last.So what happened?"What precipitated the breakup is that Fritz Beer, our lead singer, is moving to Austin," Herzon said. "He's wanted...
He Might Be a Star- If. Jeff Foxworthy Parlays Roots in the Dirt into Steady Work on the Tube
You might be the luckiest so-and-so in show business if .......Your self-titled sitcom gets lousy ratings on fast-sinking ABC, and come renewal time, what happens? You're picked up by NBC, No. 1 with a bullet.That's what happened to Jeff Foxworthy, the...
Hit the Road, Jack --- and Jane
It's always interesting to find out what spin is going to be put on a driving game. I mean, how different can you make a game that is based upon the fairly simple concept of driving a car?In The Need for Speed, Elec tronic Arts takes a rather interesting...
Horsing around for Six Decades
It doesn't take long to track down Felix Anderson at Fairmount Park."He's a fixture," said one ticket seller.Felix, 90, is the dean of regulars at the horse track in Collinsville, but only in the daytime.He still drives himself on the 25-mile round trip...
Hotel Splits Residents: Keep Suburb Quiet, or Go for Prosperity?
A campaign to bring a hotel to Webster Groves could become a point of contention between residents who don't want their quiet suburb to change and city and business leaders who are determined to broaden the city's economic base.Mayor Terri Williams said...
House Committee Adds $11 Billion to Clinton's Pentagon Plan
The House Appropriations Committee approved on Wednesday a $245.8 billion defense bill for the next fiscal year, or $11 billion more than President Bill Clinton sought.The committee did cut $770 million from the bill to meet congressional budget limits,...
How to Make Your Page Count Is There Anybody out There? the Web Has Ways of Answering
Before landing this job as a wildly popular Internet columnist, I was a little-known artist. Before that I was a completely unknown artist.I attribute my anonymity during the early phase of my artistic career to my habit of stashing my artwork underneath...
How to Tease an Audience
Attractive single mother takes job as stripper to regain her daughter in a child custody battle. In the process, she must deal with her lunatic ex-husband, a lecherous congressman and solve a murder.A "sexy thriller" (UPI), an "erotic suspenser" (Hollywood...
Hundley Carries Mets to Rare Rout of Braves
Todd Hundley homered and drove in five runs as the New York Mets, catching a break in Atlanta's pitching rotation, routed the Braves 12-6 Tuesday night.Jason Schmidt (2-2) made his first start for the Braves since April 25, moving back into a rotation...
Hunt for Hideaways: Book Suggests Clever Storage Ideas
THIS COLUMN BEGINS with a confession.Eight towers of books have risen from my coffee table, nearly blocking a visitor's view. Notes and receipts are pinned down by pottery in every room. Folders are clumped on the bedroom floor, but at least they are...
Insurance Plan May Extend Coverage to Service Lines
St. Louis wants voters to expand the city's water line insurance program to cover the connection between the service line in the street and the line leading to a house.The proposal will be on the Aug. 6 ballot. If voters approve the plan, it would not...
In the Swim: Specialists Say Women Have More Options
FORGET APRIL. For thousands of women, June is easily the cruelest month.This is when they take their winter bodies out for some sun - but not after gathering up a dozen or more swimsuits and silently screaming at what's reflected in the fitting-room...
It's All Relative Manuscript Shows Einstein Considered L=mc2
Albert Einstein considered the letter "L" before settling on the famous "E" in describing his groundbreaking theory of relativity.That's according to his 72-page handwritten manuscript going on display at Jerusalem's Israel Museum on Thursday, the first...
Jimmy Olsen Rescues Superman Jack Larson Breaks His Own Rules to Help Christopher Reeve
LOOK! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's . . . Jimmy Olsen!Actually, it's Jack Larson, who played Daily Planet cub reporter Jimmy Olsen - Superman's pal - in the 1951-57 syndicated TV series "The Adventures of Superman." He's flying - in...
Just Don't Remind Her of Generous Pal Paul
Dear Abby: I have been friends with a certain gentleman for 45 years. I'll call him "Paul." I had been very friendly with his wife, who passed away eight years ago. She was a good-hearted soul and I thanked her for everything she ever did for me - or...
Keenan Pooh-Poohs Report That He's Headed to Leafs
A Toronto radio station reported Wednesday that the Toronto Maple Leafs will hire Blues coach and general manager Mike Keenan as their head coach.This was news to Keenan and Leafs general manager Cliff Fletcher, who emerged together from the general...
Laservision Plans Stock Sale Excimer Surgery Firm Seeking $30 Million
LaserVision Centers Inc., a St. Louis operator of outpatient eye surgery centers, registered Wednesday to sell 2.5 million shares of its stock, with hopes of raising $30 million.The proceeds are going to purchase more equipment, open more centers an...
Light and Insight from the West
Prints by Sam Francis, who was perhaps the quintessential California artist of the 1950s and `60s, are shown at Stein Gallery alongside those of Ed Ruscha, his contemporary, but two generations removed in the progression of West Coast art.The gallery...
Little Interest Found in Having Daily Police Check, Officials Report
Officials in Wilbur Park say few residents are showing interest in a program that will allow county police to check daily on the safety of residents who volunteer to participate.Trustee chairman Joe Wilhite said recently the resident alert program w...
Mac Suppliers Unafraid Subcontractors Can Turn to Other Business
Local subcontractors for McDonnell Douglas Corp. do not fear a major disruption in their business because of the machinists strike.Many contractors have other commercial and military business that can pick up the slack if necessary, they say.Even companies...
Managers May Be Forced to Live in Apartments
The St. John City Council, concerned about continuing problems at two apartment complexes, is considering legislation requiring the apartment managers to live there.Last year the council passed a bill requiring owners of the two apartment complexes,...
Man Honored for Work on Dome Says Region Needs a Master Plan
Robert Baer, who headed the agency that built the Trans World Dome, said Wednesday that its construction demonstrated what is possible when groups cooperate.Baer said, however, that the region lacks a master plan."There is no blueprint for the area,"...
Man Who Set out to Row across Pacific Is Missing
Peter Bird knew what it took to row across the Pacific alone. Between failures, he had been the first man to do it.For still another attempt, to fulfill a personal goal, Bird, 49, made detailed preparations: a cedar-and-fiberglass craft that looked like...
Mayoral Primary, Sales Tax 2 Items on Ballot Aug. 6
St. Charles residents will have two local propositions to consider when they go to the polls Aug. 6.One will ask voters whether to change the city charter to set up a mayoral primary. The other will ask voters to re-authorize the levying of a 1.5 percent...
Mcdonnell Engineers Building Planes Company Tries to Fill Gap Left by Machinists Who Walked Out
McDonnell Douglas Corp. said 1,500 engineers and other white-collar workers have taken the place of striking machinists, and are slowly beginning to build airplanes."The people who design the planes are working on them today," said company spokesman...
Mcdonnell Engineers Building Planes Company Tries to Fill Gap Left by Machinists Who Walked Out
McDonnell Douglas Corp. said 1,500 engineers and other white-collar workers have taken the place of striking machinists and are beginning to build airplanes."The people who design the planes are working on them today," said company spokesman Tom Williams.The...
Measure Would Allow Casino to Alter Development Plans
The St. Charles City Council introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow Station Casino St. Charles to make some changes to its development plans for its 56-acre riverfront tract.The bill, sponsored by all members, calls for:The inclusion of a proposal...
Medicare Will Go Broke in 5 Years, Trustees Find They Suggest Short-Term Fix, Long-Term Plan
Medicare is in critical financial condition and needs urgent attention so that elderly beneficiaries won't have to worry about paying for their health care, the program's trustees said Wednesday.Social Security also has problems, said the trustees, but...
Minicamp Numbers Dwindle as Mandatory Phase Ends
As the Rams' June minicamp dwindles to its final days, so does the number of players participating. About 70 players took part Saturday through Monday, during the mandatory part of the minicamp.By Tuesday, when attendance no longer was mandatory, about...
Missile Defense System Is Still Needed
Many Americans watched in horror five years ago as their television sets showed scenes of Iraqi missiles falling on Tel Aviv during the Persian Gulf War. Most Americans assumed that the same thing couldn't happen here. Most Americans assume that the...
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