St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from June 16, 1995

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$10 Million Sought to Reburbish Muny
IT'S ONLY MONEY: A $10 million fund-raising drive is under way for improvements at The Muny. The money is earmarked for updating the property, because, in the words of one board member, "After 76 years, even the concrete is falling apart." Major contributors,...
401(k) Plans Need Care and Feeding Most Employees Underuse Them, New Book on Pensions Reports
The biggest problem with workers' 401(k) plans can be the workers themselves.When employees invest too little in their plans, borrow from them too freely or manage them too conservatively, the big pot of money waiting for them at retirement won't be...
8,000 Phishheads like Concert
BEN and Jerry's ice cream isn't the only good thing to come out of Vermont these days. Just ask the 8,000 or so fans that caught the rock quartet Phish Tuesday night at Riverport Amphitheatre. The two-part program, plus intermission, gave the foursome...
All Grown Up, Daniels Fights for Another Title
After his dazzling national debut at 17 in the 1988 Olympic Trials, Carl Daniels had three raps against him.He couldn't punch.He wouldn't train.And someone so young shouldn't be so hard for his handlers to handle.It finally seems that Daniels has tuned...
A One-Way Street to Mean-Ingless
AMERICA'S STREETS are in terrible shape. And I'm not talking about potholes, busted curbs or blinky street lights.No, the problem is that so many of our streets are really mean. This meanness is sweeping the country and spreading to foreign lands.I made...
Appeal for Decency Is Not Censorship
One of the sure signs of an argument that cannot be answered is that responses to it go off on tangents in all directions. Sen. Bob Dole's recent criticism of violent movies and Time Warner rap music that celebrates rape and murder has provoked a lot...
Area Boys, Girls in Senior All-Star Games Saturday
When the 13th annual North-South Senior All-Star Soccer Games kick off Saturday evening at St. Louis Soccer Park, the St. Charles area will be well-represented.On the North boys roster are goalkeeper Tim Kelly, defender Dan Isaak, midfielder Ted Kaminski...
Area Pro Update
STAMPEDE</P><P>Just The Facts: Defeated the Milwaukee Mustangs 53-45 last Friday at Kiel Center.</P><P>Star Gazing: Kicker Tom Whelihan was named league MVP for the week after hitting field goals from 16, 27, 36 and 40 yards....
Army Is Front Line of Opportunity, General Says -
WHILE POLITICIANS and judges squabble over affirmative action, the commanding general of Fort Leonard Wood and the Army Engineer Center says the Army is the nation's best example of affirmative action.Maj. Gen. Joe N. Ballard should know. He's the only...
As Senate Grills Militias, Leaders Fry Government
DEFIANT IN HIS camouflage fatigues, a militia leader told senators Thursday that the federal government intrudes far too much in citizens' lives.Law enforcement officials testified at the same hearing that the militias were the aggressors, "disturbing...
As Senate Grills Militias, Leaders Fry Government
MEMBERS OF MILITIAS from across the land, some in full military regalia, arrived at the U.S. Senate office building Thursday armed with strong words for lawmakers.Five militia leaders lectured members of a Senate subcommittee on the Constitution, engaged...
Audit Findings
Here is a summary of some of the findings in Auditor Margaret Kelly's audit of the Missouri Ethics Commission and the commission's response: Auditor: People required to file personal financial disclosure statements did not do so in a timely manner, but...
Batman and Friends Are Back, in New Mood
"BATMAN FOREVER"Rating: PG-13. Running time: 2:01.FASTER than a speeding bullet, to mix cartoon metaphors, and at times almost cheerful, "Batman Forever" is a world or two away from the moody, sometimes oppressively slow, character-driven weirdness of...
Big Hit Latest from Disney's Studio Pleases Its Target Audience
Disney has done it again. Its new film, "Pocahontas," opened Thursday night at the Fox Theatre to rave reviews from young people.Their favorite character was Meeko the raccoon. The mainly 10-and-younger audience sat entranced by a live dance show followed...
Bill Would Help Small Firms Meet Federal Guidelines
While his Republican colleagues in Congress attack the spread of burdensome government regulations, U.S. Sen. Christopher S. "Kit" Bond is setting his sights on the people who enforce those rules.Bond, R-Mo., introduced a bill Thursday that would make...
Blepharospasm, Photophobia Are Quite Different
Dear Dr. Donohue: I have been afflicted for years with a problem diagnosed as photophobia. Bright lights do affect my eye condition, but the symptom will also manifest itself in a dark place. My eyelids go into spasm and close tightly for 30 seconds...
Boehringer Takes Walk on Wild Side in Debut
In his major-league debut, Brian Boehringer had trouble throwing strikes Thursday. He walked seven in four-plus innings, and was the losing pitcher for the New York Yankees in a 9-2 crushing by the Detroit Tigers.Boehringer, a righthander, is from the...
Bosnian Forces Strike Hard at Serbs around Sarajevo
The Bosnian army loosed infantry and artillery attacks Thursday on Serb forces ringing Sarajevo, building toward a high-stakes attempt to punch through the Serb stranglehold that has nearly exhausted the Bosnian capital.The attacks took place in an area...
Bosnian Forces Strike Hard at Serbs around Sarajevo Government Army Seen as Attempting to Break Stranglehold on Capital
The Bosnian army loosed infantry and artillery attacks Thursday on Serb forces ringing Sarajevo, building toward a high-stakes attempt to punch through the Serb stranglehold that has nearly exhausted the Bosnian capital.The attacks took place in an area...
Briefs
PORT IMPROVEMENT St. Louis Gets $2 Million For Riverfront Project</P><P>A $2 million injection of federal money will produce a $7 million private investment in a port facility on the south riverfront, Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. said Thursday.</P><P>The...
Briefs
WORLD IRAQ Military Units Did Fight Each Other, Officials Say</P><P>U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that Iraqi military units exchanged gunfire near Baghdad Wednesday and said the incident indicated open opposition to President Saddam...
Briefs
WORLD IRAQ Military Units Did Fight Each Other, Officials Say</P><P>U.S. officials confirmed Thursday that Iraqi military units exchanged gunfire near Baghdad Wednesday and said the incident indicated open opposition to President Saddam...
Businesses Hurt by Flood Look for Road to Recovery
Mark Greer and Barbara Davidson worked all winter to gut and rehab the former Old Trails Restaurant, 3065 Highway 94 North. They renamed the bar and restaurant Floaters Restaurant. The name proved prophetic. After just five days in business last month,...
Butch Hancock and Bob Dylan
BOB DYLAN made it possible for people like Butch Hancock to earn their living singing songs. Before Dylan came along, singers were expected to conform to certain standards of vocal beauty; pitches had to be exact, and phrasing was not supposed to be...
Cardinals Have Zeile on the Block
The Cardinals are actively trying to trade first baseman Todd Zeile, who claims that the club reneged on a $12 million contract for three years.In turn, Zeile says he will go to a salary arbitration hearing today for a second successive year as a matter...
Cards Just Gwynn and Bear It 3-0
So much for raising the mound.Starting pitchers Ken Hill of the Cardinals and Joey Hamilton of the San Diego Padres needed no help elevating their games Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.After eight innings and only 1 hour 45 minutes of righthand to righthand...
Cards Willing to Deal Ziele First Baseman Claims Club Reneged on Contract Offer
As Cardinals first baseman Todd Zeile went public with his claim Thursday night that the Cardinals reneged on a $12 million, three-year deal, the Post-Dispatch has learned that the club is actively trying to trade him.Zeile, who is headed for a salary...
Casino America Bets on North County Quarry Site
Casino America Inc., which recently lost a battle for the Lemay riverboat gambling slot, is trying its luck again in St. Louis County.The Mississippi-based firm submitted a bid Thursday to operate a Caribbean-theme casino in far North County near a quarry...
Chechen Commander Says Five Hostages Have Been Executed Thousands of Russian Troops Rush to Confront Raiders
The Chechen commander who led the bloody raid on this southern Russian town said he had executed five hostages Thursday.The commander, Shamil Basayev, then threatened to kill thousands more unless Russia calls peace talks and ends the campaign in Chechnya.Basayev,...
Chechens Holding Hundreds Hostage in City Inside Russia as Soldiers Pour in, Rebels Threaten to Kill Captives
Hundreds of residents of a southern Russian city spent a second day in terror Thursday, held hostage by Chechen rebels.The Interior Ministry said 42 people had been killed and dozens wounded when as many as 200 Chechens stormed the city of Budyonnovsk...
Church Notes
Corpus Christi</P><P>Catholic parishes and institutions in the St. Charles Deanery will join in a Corpus Christi Procession starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The first Benediction is at the Academy of the Sacred Heart, 619 North Second Street,...
Clinton, Murayama Stand Firm
Warning that American jobs are on the line, President Bill Clinton refused to back down Thursday in a trade fight with Japan that loomed over the start of a seven-nation economic summit meeting. Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, also standing...
Clinton, Murayama Stand Firm on Trade
Warning that American jobs are on the line, President Bill Clinton refused to back down Thursday in a trade fight with Japan that loomed over the start of a seven-nation economic summit meeting. Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, also standing...
Clinton Plays Ike in Budget Drama
If Bill Clinton's new budget plan were a play, it would have closed out of town. The reviews have been terrible - everything from mocking "Where have you been all this time?" jeers from Republicans to "How could you?" cries from outraged Democrats. Almost...
Crusaders' Grinstead Aims for Stars - and Kentucky
Missy Grinstead has been living a dream for the past year or so. And she doesn't want to wake up any time soon."It has been a great run," said Grinstead, 18, a recent graduate of St. Dominic High. "At times, I still kind of wonder about all this. But...
Cubs Bounce Back 3-1 as Castillo Dominates
In a sudden sea of inconsistency, the Cubs have been able to count on two constants this year: Frank Castillo and Jaime Navarro.And just when they need them the most, the Cubs get them back to back.Castillo, pitching better than he has at any time in...
Daly Will Take 5 (Back) after a Tough Round 1
Saying he's in the hunt might be a bit strong. Lurking in the bushes probably is more appropriate. But John Daly, he of the monstrous driver and menacing behavior, is hanging around the leader board at Shinnecock Hills.After shooting a 1-over-par 71...
Daughter Sinks Chances by Taking Topless Swim
Dear Abby: My wife and I have been reading your column for many years and have agreed to take your advice on this problem:We have a beautiful daughter who will soon celebrate her 18th birthday. (I'll call her "Cindy.") A few years ago, we decided we...
Deaths Elsewhere
E. BRONSON INGRAM, 63, the billionaire industrialist who helped parlay a family oil and barge business into one of the nation's largest privately held companies, died Thursday (June 16, 1995) of cancer at his home in Nashville, Tenn.He was chairman and...
Defeating Regulations by Stealth
Some things that are within the rules nonetheless shouldn't be done because they violate the spirit of the democratic process. The House Republicans' latest method of killing what they consider burdensome government regulations falls squarely into that...
Despite Talk of Vetoes, Mayor Signs New Budget Moeller Decides to Avoid Causing Divisions, Delays
Despite hinting earlier this week that he would veto parts of the new city budget, St. Charles Mayor Robert L. Moeller signed it Thursday. He said he was satisfied that the budget the City Council approved Tuesday has most of what he wants.Moeller said...
Disney's Latest Woman with a Will of Iron
"POCAHONTAS"Rating: G. Running time: 1:18.THAT it comes as a surprise to anyone that Disney practiced revisionist history in rendering its latest animated feature, "Pocahontas," is in itself surprising - this is Disney, after all. So instead of a 12-year-old...
Dow Briefly Breaks 4500 in Record Day
U.S. stocks rose to record highs for a second day Thursday as technology shares gained and optimism grew that the economy won't slow enough to squelch profit growth.The economy will rebound later this year, even though consumers are spending less now,...
Embassy in Jerusalem Would Promote Peace
Something more than presidential politics is behind the bills in Congress to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is sensible policy.If U.S. support for Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem remains an open question, will this...
Empty Spaces Researcher Says America Never Had That Many Indians
An archaeologist who has spent 13 years estimating North America's pre-Columbian population said Thursday he believes it was fewer than 2 million people rather than the 18 million some have cited.Dean Snow of the State University of New York at Albany...
Even with No. 1 Ranking, Sapa Forced to Try Harder
In 1994, St. Louisan Melissa Sapa was the fastest 10K runner among 13-year-old girls in the United States, according to figures compiled by USA Track & Field.Sapa's time of 36 minutes, 24 seconds in last year's VP Fair Run put her atop the list, which...
FEMA Oks Bailouts for Sewer Backups North County Residents Can Apply for U.S. Aid
Federal disaster teams are knocking on the doors of Missouri flood victims of the last month with good news: They can claim damage from sewer backups.On Thursday, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) visited apartments...
Finally, Recognize Vietnam
Within the next few weeks, President Bill Clinton is expected to decide whether to extend full diplomatic recognition to the communist government in Vietnam. Despite all the political problems his advisers see in recognition, r Mr. Clinton should do...
Gay Father's Companion Isn't Welcome at Wedding
Dear Ann Landers: I am a 52-year-old gay father. I've been divorced for over 12 years, and my entire family knows I am gay. My companion, "Jason," and I live near my children, and they often come to our home for dinner. I never thought I had a problem...
Gene Found That Fights Colon Cancer Precursor Enzyme Renders Intestine Hostile to Polyps
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University say they have identified a gene that prevents the growth of intestinal polyps, a precursor to colon cancer.The researchers say the "guard gene" orders the production of an enzyme that may wipe out the harmful...
Gingrich: Bias Victims Should Look Inward Lawsuit, Programs Ineffective, Speaker Says
Instead of depending on affirmative action and lawsuits, women and minorities should focus on self-improvement and self-empowerment to overcome discrimination, House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday.In an interview with black newspaper and magazine...
Grass Greener on Mizzou Side of Faurot Field
About 50 people sat around and watched grass grow Thursday at Faurot Field.Sure, Missouri athletic director Joe Castiglione and football coach Larry Smith had better things to do. But after 10 consecutive losing seasons on the awful olive Onmiturf, watching...
Guard Unit Is Closer to Landing at Scott Air Force Recommends Move from Chicago
The Air Force is recommending that Scott Air Force Base become the new home of an Air National Guard unit now based in Chicago, toppling one of the biggest barriers to the transfer."The Air Force has confirmed what the proponents of Scott have suggested...
Hakeem Nets Praise as Muslim Followers See Man Who Prays
Hakeem Olajuwon brings fans to their feet. But after every game, this two-time MVP of the National Basketball Association finals falls to his knees.The Nigerian-born Muslim prays five times a day, sometimes at halftime.It's that kind of dedication that...
Hawk Ridge Offers Free, Reduced Fee Play
To make golf accessible to more people, Hawk Ridge Golf Club Pro Chris Crabtree has set up days of free and reduced fee play at the new Lake Saint Louis golf course.Following is a rundown of the specials:Monday is senior day. Golfers 60 and older can...
He Stood . . . and He Fought
"THE LAST LIEUTENANT"No MPAA rating. Running time: 1:51.AS German forces swept across Europe in the early days of World War II, they met a minimum of resistance, and then it often came from rag-tag groups of idealists, Communists and others who, for...
Honor Roll
Students at Fort Zumwalt South High School, 650 West Mexico Road, St. Peters, must attain a grade-point average of 3.0 and have no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll: Freshmen...
Honor Roll
Students at Jefferson Middle School, 2660 Zumbehl Road, must attain a grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the quarter and have no more than one C with no D, F or Incomplete grades to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter...
Horseshoe Hopes It's Lucky with Earth City Casino Bid
The owner of the famed Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas wants to put a riverboat casino and hotel in Earth City, across the Missouri River from Casino St. Charles.Horseshoe Casinos L.L.C. submitted plans for a $120 million complex Thursday to the St. Louis...
House Increases Defense Spending $267 Billion Plan at Odds with Blueprint by White House, Senate
The House passed the first real military spending increase in a decade Thursday, approving a $267 billion plan that would add money for troop readiness, B-2 bombers and a host of other defense programs.The defense budget plan for the fiscal year beginning...
House Increases Defense Spending $267 Billion Plan at Odds with Blueprint by White House, Senate
The House passed the first real military spending increase in a decade Thursday, approving a $267 billion plan that would add money for troop readiness, B-2 Stealth bombers and a host of other defense programs.The defense budget plan for the fiscal year...
Jackson Says Medication May Be Root of Problems
Lefthander Danny Jackson of the Cardinals has returned from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore with a different plan for his recovery from a cancerous thyroid.Jackson said he has had the amount of his daily medication changed - he had been taking far...
Jackson Says Song Lyrics Are Not Anti-Semitic
Michael Jackson says a new song of his that includes anti-Semitic slang is a cry against bigotry. Jewish leaders say they would like to believe him but fear that the lyrics could be misunderstood."It's the ambiguity that I'm afraid of when it reaches...
Jay Haas Breezes in at Even Par
A little gut check and a pinch more of putter has Jay Haas defying the odds at Shinnecock and flirting with contention at the 95th U.S. Open.With four consecutive days of rain turning the course into a sponge, the distance-shy Haas was not wild about...
Joyner-Kersee Struggles, Wins 19th Heptathlon in Row
For Jackie Joyner-Kersee, it was not pretty. It was, however, another win.Joyner-Kersee, battling a series of injuries, asthma, allergies, rain and wind, won her sixth national heptathlon title Thursday night in the USA-Mobil Championships at weather-plagued...
Kc's Appier Becomes First 9-Game Winner
The Kansas City Royals four-man rotation has helped Kevin Appier become the first nine-game winner in the majors leagues.The big question now is: Will Appier be pitching as well in August and September as he is in June?"Overall, I like it," Appier said...
Kelly Slams Practices of Ethics Panel It Failed as Watchdog, State Auditor Charges
State Auditor Margaret Kelly says the Missouri Ethics Commission failed to enforce the state's campaign finance disclosure laws, hid information from the public and gave an unauthorized $9,300 payment to its top administrator.In addition to her stinging...
Lacks Upheld, Gains Right to Jobless Benefits
Former Ferguson-Florissant teacher Cissy Lacks did not violate district rules when she allowed her students to use raw street language in a writing class, a state appeals referee has ruled.As a result, Lacks is entitled to unemployment benefits she sought...
La's Nomo Gets 16 K's; Giant Sets Hitting Mark
Hideo Nomo struck out a major-league season-high 16 in eight innings, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Pirates 8-5 Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.Nomo's 16 strikeouts set a Dodgers' rookie record, and were two short of the major-league rookie...
Lawyer's Appeal Seeks to Prevent Execution
An attorney on Thursday continued his attempt to save the life of convicted murderer Larry Griffin, who's scheduled to die Wednesday for shooting a man 13 times on the streets of St. Louis.Kent Gipson, a lawyer with the Missouri Capital Punishment Resource...
Liquor-License Renewals Approved
Wentzville's Board of Aldermen approved more than 40 liquor-license renewals Wednesday before a room packed with applicants and their families.The licenses covered 10 categories, including "by the drink," "in the original package," "Sunday restaurant...
Loony 'Toons the Strange Lives of Three Cartoonist Brothers Are the Focus of a New Documentary
IF YOU THINK a fellow would have to be a little weird, or perhaps a lot weird, to draw the stuff that Robert Crumb draws, you may be right. Judge for yourself: Some of the evidence is on this page.But the man who signs himself "R. Crumb" is a veritable...
Memory Lane Artistic Brick Etcher Pays Homage to Route 66
David Connor McClelland sandblasts to help save Coral Court Motel's memory, the place where, his parents said, he was conceived.He takes the old glass bricks from the defunct motel, sandblasts them and etches signs of Coral Court and Route 66, where...
Mike Shanahan out as Blues Chairman He Resigns after Kiel Center Partners Eliminate Position
Mike Shanahan said Thursday night that he is out as chairman of the St. Louis Blues.The Kiel Center Partners, the owners of the team, eliminated Shanahan's position in a restructuring of the team's front office. He was informed of the decision at a lunch...
Morning Briefing
More Bondholders Support TWA Plan</P><P>More Trans World Airlines Inc. debtholders said Thursday they support the struggling carrier's plan to restructure its bond payments, but they want it to be implemented through a Chapter 11 filing.</P><P>The...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
Frenzied Detroit Red Wings hockey fans are buying octopi as fast as they get their hands on the slimy creatures in preparation to let them fly Saturday at the Stanley Cup Finals, Reuters news agency reports.Fans celebrate Red Wings' playoff goals by...
Mosquito Wars Rage in Flood Aftermath Short Funds Greet Bug Population Explosion
Area officials are working to take a bite out of the mosquito population, which is growing in the aftermath of spring flooding.Madison County is looking for money to launch an assault. St. Charles County is beginning a new spraying project. Fairview...
NAACP Accuses Police Board of Racial Bias
Claiming that black police officers are being treated unfairly compared with white officers, the St. Louis chapter of the NAACP is calling for an outside investigation of the St. Louis Police Department."There's a double standard in recruitment, hiring,...
National Guard Keeps Its Rafting Operation on Day-to-Day Basis
The Missouri National Guard wants to pull its rafting operation out of St. Charles County, but the Guard will continue to ferry flood-bound residents until a substitute can be found.Maj. Ken MacNevin, a Guard spokesman, said the rafting operations are...
Neighborhood Showing off, Serving Up Its Local Flavor
The Tilles Park neighborhood in southwest St. Louis will offer up more than food for thought Saturday:Barbecued ribs, chicken wings, Sicilian salsicca, key lime pie, pork steaks, corn on the cob and veal mousaka all are on the menu for the first Taste...
New Crops for Flood Plains
Yogi Berra supposedly said: "It's deja vu all over again." That is a perfect description of the rains and flooding of sensitive plains along the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois rivers in 1993 and this year.Some things are different this year. Sympathy...
New Movies Don't End at Theater They're Perfecting Art of Product Licensing
Even before her debut on the big screen, Pocahontas has been poking around consumers' pocketbooks.Casper and his ghostly comrades have tried scaring up loose change for Pepsi and Pizza Hut. And the title of "Batman Forever" hints at just how long the...
New York Cuts College from Prisons
Behind bars for conspiracy to commit murder, Elder Beaudouin just received a college degree and it didn't cost him a dime. It's an an honor he and his fellow cellblock graduates had better savor.Their cap-and-gown ceremony at Sing Sing Correctional Facility...
Obituaries
Alva Sarah Bizelli</P><P>Alva Sarah Bizelli, 95, of St. Charles, died Thursday (June 15, 1995) at Meadowbrook Manor nursing home in St. Charles.</P><P>Mrs. Bizelli was a homemaker.</P><P>A funeral Mass will be celebrated...
O'brien Eyes World Record; Long Jump Gets Jjk Going
Dan O'Brien, buoyed by a meet record Thursday in the 110-meter hurdles and a multi-event career-best in the discus, is in position to break his world decathlon record.O'Brien, who set the world record of 8,891 points at Talence, France, in 1992, was...
O.J. Dons the Gloves Linked to Killings Whether Bloody Evidence Fit Provides Courtroom Drama
In one of the more dramatic moments in his double murder trial, O.J. Simpson tugged on the bloody leather gloves he is alleged to have worn while stabbing to death his ex-wife and her friend."They're too small," he said as he struggled to get them on...
Olajuwon Now Walks in Land of NBA Giants
Is Hakeem Olajuwon the greatest center in National Basketball Association history? The Dream would certainly win the voting in this precinct. Houston is hot and delirious. The Rockets have won two consecutive NBA championships, and Hakeem is the favorite...
Omaha Sportscaster Replaces Mark Curtis
Pete Peterson has popped out of the rapidly revolving door as the new sports director at KTVI (Channel 2).Peterson, who had been working in a similar position at the ABC affiliate in Omaha, Neb., has been hired to replace Mark Curtis at KTVI (Channel...
Orchard Farm Developer Undaunted by Vote
Dempry Development Corp. will keep trying to win approval for its plan to build 110 homes at Orchard Farm, its attorney says.The attorney, Patrick R. Pryor, was responding to Wednesday night's 7-1 vote by the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Commission...
People
In the 20th century's rerun of David vs. Goliath, Goliath seems to be winning.You'll recall that PEARL JAM planned its current 11-city tour around sites that don't use Ticketmaster, which the band accuses of price-gouging. That righteous stance locked...
Petkovsek, Cards Top Padres 2-1
The Cardinals' quest for much-needed pitching help continues. But the thirst has been slaked a bit by the appearance of journeyman Mark Petkovsek, who may not be a mirage.Petkovsek, who had pitched at least representatively in each of his first four...
Pianists Offer Rare Duo Performance at Just Jazz
LET ME begin this review of pianists Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller by stating that I'm going to try very hard to avoid thumbing through the thesaurus in search of the right string of flattering adjectives to describe their show.Suffice it to say that...
Pioneer Environmentalist Calls for Corporate Aid
When David Brower called for CPR on Thursday morning, the emergency was environmental, not medical. Still, the conservationist spoke with some urgency regarding the state of the planet.Just days shy of 83, Brower spoke to about 50 people in Shoenberg...
Plans for Subdivision South of Harvester Prompt Furor
Debate over plans for a subdivision in woods south of Harvester got so hot Wednesday night that a sheriff's deputy was summoned to the meeting of the St. Charles County Planning and Zoning Commission.Robert Raithel of 6l3 Jacob Station Road in St. Charles...
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: ASSAULTSKinloch: Phyllis Thomas, 23, and Mary Moore, 22, both of Kinloch, were...
Price Still Money Man at the Open Cost of Fame Can't Halt Charge to a 66 and First-Round Lead
Nick Price finds himself in quite a predicament as Day 2 of the 95th U.S. Open arrives at Shinnecock Hills.Price leads the tournament by 1 stroke over Scott Simpson after punching out a 4-under-par 66 on a relatively inviting day at this otherwise unfriendly...
Recordings
"SOLO COLLECTION" Glenn Frey (MCA)</P><P>Twenty-four years ago, Linda Ronstadt's posse of studio musicians included John David Souther, Randy Meisner, Don Henley and, most notably, Glenn Frey, who provided much of the lead guitar on...
Retired Couple Living Faith through Missions of Mercy
Darwin Moss is fond of quoting from the second chapter of James where Christians are advised to "be not bearers of word only but doers also."Moss, a 70-year-old retiree, and his wife, Vivian, 66, intend to spend the rest of their lives living by that...
Riley Leaves Knicks, Cites Lack of Control
To Pat Riley, it wasn't money. It was power.When the New York Knicks balked at his bid to become a part-owner, the coach resigned Thursday, walking away with a year left on his contract and turning down a five-year, $15 million extension."I emphasize...
Saturn Leads Survey of Buyer Satisfaction European-Made Autos Make Inroads
Saturn owners showed the most satisfaction with their new cars, according to a survey issued Thursday by the J.D. Power and Associates marketing firm.European nameplates outnumbered domestics on the list for the first time in the nine-year history of...
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