St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 12, 1995

2 Eagles Teams Go to Canada for Games Ron Hunt's Group Gets Experience
Ron Hunt's Baseball Association teams, the Independent Eagles and Young Eagles, traveled to Canada in late June and early July. Following is a recap of those trips:Independent Eagles - Hunt's older team went to St. Catherines, Ontario, and returned with...
A Challenge for Electoral Reform
Never has the case for public financing of state political campaigns been clearer than it was when U.S. District Judge Catherine D. Perry struck down key parts of Missouri's new campaign finance laws. Responding to a suit against Senate Bill 650 and...
Appealing Leftovers Al, NL Don's Have All the All-Stars: Here's Our Team
Every season, deserving players get left off the All-Star team. And every season, Inside Baseball picks its All-Neglected team and challenges the winner of the Midsummer Classic to a showdown.(For some reason, the game never comes off.)We'd like our...
Area Teams Find Tourney a Mixed Bag
The final results - three victories, 12 losses - weren't all that impressive. But for area teams St. Peters, Cottleville-Harvester, St. Peters and Daniel Boone, the American Legion Wood Bat Tourney held last weekend in Blue Springs, Mo., was a success."We...
A Survivor's Conscience
The only sane way to think about Harry Wu is to consider him insane. After 19 years in the Chinese gulag, after being beaten and so starved that he stole from a fellow prisoner the meager booty of a rat's burrow, he has repeatedly gone back to China...
`A Time to Heal' Clinton Normalizes U.S. Relations with Vietnam
President Bill Clinton formally brought to a close Tuesday one of the most divisive and bitter chapters in the nation's history, announcing the establishment of diplomatic relations with Vietnam.In a simple nine-minute ceremony in the White House East...
At Nike Camp, Carrawell Puts Best Foot Forward Recruiting Analyst Labels Ritter Star `Next Stackhouse'
If nothing else, the Nike All-American Basketball Camp did this much for Chris Carrawell:It got him away from the phone.Carrawell's phone has rung incessantly since July 1, the first day this summer that college recruiters could contact high school seniors-to-be...
Beach House Has Nothing on Apartment in City
I NEVER realized I was blessed with natural good taste, until I read a recent Architectural Digest.The magazine had a story about two decorators, Elissa Cullman and Hedi Kravis, who did a 16-room beach house for a film producer.The results were spectacular....
`Benchwarmer' Bob Burnes Dies
The Benchwarmer has left the dugout for the last time.Bob Burnes, the beloved sportswriter whose career spanned half a century at the Globe-Democrat, died after suffering a heart attack Tuesday morning (July 11, 1995) at his St. Louis Hills home.He would...
Between Two Rocks Kiss Convention and Lollapalooza Shake Heat
On Tuesday, if you listened carefully, you could feel the pounding in the hearts of rock fans young and old as two wildly different rock events rolled into St. Louis.If you were anywhere near the Airport Hilton in north St. Louis County or the Riverport...
Blues Getting a Move on Noonan, Fuhr on Board; Other Targets Loom
Blues general manager and coach Mike Keenan looked a bit weary Tuesday. But his eyes glistened as he took time from his hectic schedule to chat with reporters."We're having fun," Keenan said, smiling mischievously. "It's good to have fun."On Tuesday,...
Blues, Keenan Were Penciled on Noonan List
When forward Brian Noonan became an unrestricted free agent, the Blues were on his short list of preferred employers.He played for Mike Keenan in Chicago and New York - and was eager to play for him again. "I was hoping Mike would contact me," Noonan...
Briefs
WORLD SOUTH KOREA Few Feet Made Difference In Survival Of Mall Clerk</P><P>For the two shopping mall saleswomen in Seoul, the difference between life and death was just a few feet.</P><P>When the 500-store complex collapsed...
Briefs
ILLINOIS SWANSEA Chemical Spill Closes Intersection</P><P>A chemical spill forced the closing of a busy intersection for more than two hours Tuesday in Swansea, disrupting the morning rush hour. The spill was found not to be hazardous.</P><P>About...
Cards to Travel Long Road, Stir the Mix from Here On
Having to play 10 more road games than home games in the second half of the season presents enough of a problem for the Cardinals, who already have buried themselves.Their goals surely will have to be modified from what they were on April 26, but manager...
CIA Opens Up on Cold War's Code Breaking `Venona' Project Helped Crack Kgb's Espionage Ring, Led to Prosecution of the Rosenbergs
THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE community revealed one of its deepest, darkest Cold War secrets Tuesday: "Operation Venona," which broke the Russian spy code in the 1940s and helped the FBI catch A-bomb spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.The secret files were made...
City Voters Choose 2 New Aldermen
Voters chose Democrats Tuesday to fill two vacancies on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Jim Sondermann won the seat from the 23rd Ward by a landslide, but Marge Vining took the 15th Ward seat by six votes.Sondermann in the 23rd Ward got 1,543 votes,...
Consider Cheerleading: Somehow, It's Hard to Give It a C-H-E-E-R
The summer's only upbeat sporting news concerns the selection of 45 healthy and athletic St. Louisans for a team that will smile no matter what - the St. Louis Rams cheerleading squad.You may have read that more than 600 belles competed for the 45 slots....
County, City Tell Davis to Bring Raiders Back
After 13 years in Los Angeles, the Raiders are being heartily welcomed back to Oakland.The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve the deal that would make the Raiders the first U.S. sports team to return to its roots. The Oakland...
County Postpones Action on a Plat for Kisker Farms
The St. Charles County Council has postponed action on a preliminary plat for the Kisker Farms subdivision at Orchard Farm.Plat approval is needed before the developers can begin site work, including grading. The developers are Ernest Dempsey and Roger...
Cubs Catcher Servais Disabled; Hubbard Called Up from Minors
The Chicago Cubs have placed catcher Scott Servais on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the team said.To fill Servais' roster spot, the team recalled catcher Mike Hubbard from Class AAA Iowa.Servais,...
Daulton's Absence a Snub to Fans, Game
It was 102 degrees at the airport, something more than that on the field, an afternoon both cloudless and relentless. And suddenly disconcerting as well.The All-Stars took the field.Where was Lenny Dykstra?Where was Darren Daulton?Heat or no heat, the...
Dioxin Finding Reversed Neighbors of Incinerator Had Higher Blood Levels
The director of a study of people living around an Arkansas incinerator has changed his conclusion - and now says the dioxin levels in their blood increased slightly, rather than decreased.Opponents of the Times Beach incinerator project say the reversal...
District Will Open Two More Libraries
Even before the St. Charles City-County Library District opens its new branches, its circulation is up by 20 percent this year over last.The district plans to open two libraries soon in O'Fallon, and Corporate Parkway reopened in late June with nearly...
`Don't Be like Me,' Says Mantle, Warning Others of His Lifestyle
A gaunt and frail Mickey Mantle, making his first public appearance since a life-saving liver transplant nearly five weeks ago, emphasized Tuesday that a hard-partying former baseball star had become a remorseful doer of good deeds, thankful just to...
Drug Suspects Fussed as Net Closed
Even while worrying that federal drug agents were closing in, leaders of a cocaine-and-heroin ring here scrambled to make more deals with their California supplier and bemoaned their losses to police raids.Those disclosures are in court documents made...
Finding of Kkk Rolls Upsets Indiana Town Residents Debate Making Records Public; Revelations Will Cause Anguish, Many Say
The legacy of the Ku Klux Klan has come back to haunt this small town.Membership rolls from the KKK's most powerful period some 70 years ago have resurfaced, and some townspeople don't want the records made public for fear the material will embarrass...
Findings on Menopause at Odds No Links in Estrogen Therapy, Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says
What's a menopausal woman to believe? Less than a month after researchers reported that taking estrogen may increase the risk of breast cancer, a new study indicates there's no such danger.The lead authors of both studies say more research is needed...
Fiscal Emergency at Regional
To urban leaders who care to read it, the fine print in the GOP's initiative to eliminate the entitlement status of Medicaid should stand out like a blaring headline. The inescapable fact is this: If Medicaid is turned into a block-grant program, then...
Gatewood Protests St. Peters' Curbs on TV Broadcasts
St. Peters' limitations on television programs prepared by the St. Charles County government smack of censorship, says County Councilman Bill Gatewood, R-1st District.The programs would be broadcast over St. Peters' government-access television channel.Council...
Gephardt's Tax Wouldn't Be Flat
Announcing that "the only way for the Democratic Party to thrive in the 1990s - or maybe even survive - is to advance bold, new ideas," Rep. Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., introduced a Republican idea - a flat tax.Coming as it does just after President Bill...
Glacier Moves over for Flier's Burial
MICHAEL STEPANOVICH never believed he would get to bury the father he never knew. His father was 1st Lt. Frank Ramos, Army Air Forces, lost to the winds of war 51 years ago. To Ramos' survivors, the possibility of someone finding his remains and bringing...
Hannibal to Get Auto Parts Plant Expansion Project Will Mean 150 Jobs
Carmakers want to build lighter, more fuel-efficient cars, so a Monroe City supplier is expanding into Hannibal to make light-but-sturdy diecast auto parts.Japanese-owned Diemakers Inc. said Tuesday that it will build a 60,000-square-foot plant in Hannibal,...
Henke Perfect in Unfamiliar Setup Role
Tom Henke, who hasn't missed a save in 17 opportunities for the Cardinals this season, did something Tuesday night he hadn't done all year. He entered a game with a lead, protected it - and didn't finish the game.Henke became a setup man for National...
Insurance Policy on the Menu Now Waiters Can Order Health Care Coverage
Robert Gancitano has always been proud to be a career waiter. But when his 16-year-old daughter had a seizure last year, he ashamedly accepted state aid to pay for her hospitalization."When you have to go through the state to take care of your child,...
Izzy or Isn't He Just What the Mets Needed?
If baseball needs a minor miracle to win you back . . .Meet Izzy.Jason Isringhausen started playing baseball when he was 4. A farm boy, he was, and farm boys start playing baseball as soon as someone starts lobbing them pitches.His first glove: a Nolan...
Jones Hires Aide with Ties to His Federal Case
Comptroller Virvus Jones has hired Leslie F. Bond Jr. to a $66,000-a-year job at City Hall.Bond, 37, is a potential witness in the federal trial of Jones and four others indicted two weeks ago. He was chairman of the St. Louis Election Board when he...
Jordan's Fulfilling His Promise
Right NowCardinals fans don't need overactive imaginations to picture Brian Jordan playing right field for the National League All-Star squad next season.Jordan is the team's most exciting player this season - he always had promised something like this...
Judge's Disqualification Sought Venezia Defendant Cites Role of Son
U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl Sr., who has seen an array of defense lawyers quit, get fired or removed from a racketeering case pending in his court, may now wonder if he will be the next to go.Erin "Bobbie" Griffin Venezia, co-defendant and...
Kkk Archive Upsets Indiana Town Residents Fear Old Membership Rolls Will Cause Embarrassment
The legacy of the Ku Klux Klan has come back to haunt this small town.Membership rolls from the KKK's most powerful period some 70 years ago have resurfaced, and some townspeople don't want the records made public for fear the material will embarrass...
Larussa Becomes Big Beam Counter
A week can't go by without at least one beanball-related conflagration. This time, Blue Jays hurler David Cone stepped into the void by drilling A's slugger Mark McGwire on the head.McGwire suffered a mild concussion that would knock him out of the All-Star...
Lens Implants Offer New View of World
Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 77 and just had cataracts removed from both eyes. I have new lens implants in both. I'm curious as to how long these implants last. Do they ever need correction or replacement? I imagine a lot of oldsters have worries on this score....
Lesser-Known Players Just Want in Game
For Kirby Puckett, Tony Gwynn and other big-name players, the All-Star game means a chance to get a couple of hits off top pitchers from the other league.For lesser-known stars such as Jim Edmonds and Mickey Morandini, the goal is much simpler. As in,...
Losing the Cruise Chevrolet May Soon Drop Caprice Police Cars
Police departments around the country may lose an old friend this fall - one year earlier than expected.Earlier this year, General Motors Corp. said the 1996 model year would be the last one for its Chevrolet Caprice, a full-size, rear-wheel-drive stalwart...
Mdc Reaches out to Urban Youth
It's 9 a.m. on a Saturday, and Dennis Cooke's hands are full. Scores of youngsters and not-so-youngsters swarm around a lake at the fish hatchery in Forest Park. They are participating in a fishing fair sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation...
Medicaid's Future Is Rallying Point Meeting Looks at Choices in Programs for Elderly
Frank Avery, 80, doesn't want Medicare saved if it means taking food away from children.But Avery can't fathom why politicians are unable to balance the budget and still provide children and older people with services.Avery said: "I'm tired of being...
Meet the Rams
Thomas Homco, Linebacker.NFL Experience: 3rd yearCollege: NorthwesternHometown: Highland, Ind.Age: 25Height: 6-0Weight: 245Most Memorable Football Experience: "Getting to the state championship game at Highland High School. Shutting out the Steelers...
Mike Wallace Takes Look at the `20Th Century'
I DON'T want to lob softballs at a guy who's famous for throwing smoke, so I pitch a medium-fast one to Mike Wallace.Has he ever, I demand, asked anyone a question he himself believed was inappropriate or indiscreet?"Never," Wallace says in that familiar,...
Morning Briefing
OK, But Who's Got The Remote?</P><P>More people are watching TV than advertisers may think.</P><P>According to a Nielsen Media Research study, more than 23 million adults watch an average of 5.5 hours of television a week ...
Morning Briefing
BORIS BECKER likes nothing better than a fine whine. This time, his target is ANDRE AGASSI and his sponsor, Nike.Seems Boorish Boris is peeved Agassi played most of his Wimbledon matches on Centre Court, alleging that pressure by Nike influenced tournament...
Mystery of `the Birds' Solved? Biologist Lays Real Attack to Tainted Plankton, `Big Anchovy Party'
Researchers may finally have solved an Alfred Hitchcock mystery - the cause of the 1961 Monterey Bay seabird attack that partly inspired the director's chilling movie "The Birds."The flocks that zoomed out of the fog onto shore communities were probably...
Next Years Critical for Earth's Future Countries Must Pursue Plans Adopted Last Year to Limit Population Growth, U.N. Says
THE FINAL YEARS of the 20th century may be decisive in determining whether today's children will live in a manageable world or a crowded planet, the U.N. Population Fund said in its annual report.The blueprint for action to curb population growth was...
NL Stars Kings on 3 Swings Conine Makes Most of Chance at Plate to Win MVP Trophy
Jeff Conine's first All-Star Game last year was everything he had dreamed of. "Overwhelming," he said.Except for one thing. Conine was the lone National League player not to get in the game.Conine, the only Florida Marlins player on this year's team,...
No Beauty, but Vipers Will Take It
Winning ugly.That's how St. Louis Vipers coach Perry Turnbull described his team's 9-8 come-from-behind victory over Chicago in a Central Division Roller Hockey International game before an intimate gathering of 2,979 fans at the Kiel Center Tuesday...
Obituaries
James E. Butler</P><P>A funeral service for James E. Butler, 60, of Foristell, was held Monday at the Douglas Brown Funeral Home, 904 South Highway 47 in Warrenton. The body was cremated.</P><P>Mr. Butler died July 3, 1995,...
Officeholders' Aides Going Back on Street
SHORT TAKES: Look for the St. Louis Police Board to issue an edict next week that may end the practice of assigning police officers to political officeholders, such as the mayor and the comptroller. Some board members would like to see those aides (police...
One Vote for Meeting through Personal Ads
Dear Abby: I'd like to tell "Sorry in New Jersey" that placing a personal better way to screen a potential date than through anonymous correspondence?Seven years ago, I met my husband through a personal ad, and he is a wonderful, delightful man who wanted...
Owning Up Overseas What You'll Never See in the Ads for Your Favorite Jeans and Sneakers
Deciding whether to buy the cross-trainers with air bubbles in the sole or the ones that pump up does not seem like a decision of global importance.But your shoe purchases indirectly affect the lives of millions of Asian workers, many of them teen-agers.Think...
Ozone Alert: St. Louis Is Becoming a `Serious' Polluter Most Recent Violation of Clean Air Standard Was Summer's Third
When is a hot, sunny day dangerous to your health?Today. Tuesday, too. And most likely, Thursday.An excess of ground-level ozone - that's a dangerous combination of a high temperature, sunlight and automobile emissions - prompted the American Lung Association...
Parenting in the Public Eye You, Too, Will Win This Battle
YOU HAVE BEEN in line to get onto the USS Constitution for just five minutes when your 4-year-old tugs at your shorts. "When will it be our turn, Mommy?" he asks."Soon," you say. "Soon. You need to be patient."Less than a minute passes."I want it to...
Paul Foland's Bat Blasting with Legion
After a junior season limited to just 12 at-bats, Paul Foland figured he had something to prove this year."I got a chance to start at the beginning of my junior season, but I wasn't hitting," said Foland, 18, a recent graduate of Francis Howell High....
Penalty Fees Getting Stiffer on Consumer Credit Cards Critics Say Hikes Are Too High for Offenses
Credit card companies are starting to make sloppy users pay dearly for their mistakes.After years of lenience for fear of losing customers, banks and other card issuers are now driven by a different motive: the thirst for fee income. They're boosting...
People
With an average age of 52 1/2, THE ROLLING STONES are heading toward the point where geologists will want to study them. But until then, they're rockin' on stages, not in chairs.This week, MICK JAGGER (he's 51 and twice a grandfather) teased 50,000 fans...
Pep Talk: `Hat' Sees Baseball Comeback
EDITOR'S NOTE: Harry "The Hat" Walker played in the majors for 11 years, compiling a .296 career batting average and playing in three World Series. This column was written as a special for The Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald. My life has been in baseball....
Phone Calls from Boss Only Make Her Sick(er)
Dear Ann Landers: I am a secretary at a health care organization. I'd like to know what obligations I have to my employer when I am at home sick.Whenever I call my office and say I am not coming in, whether I'm taking a sick day or a vacation day, my...
Plo, Israel near Agreement on Authority in West Bank
Israeli and PLO negotiators neared an agreement Tuesday on transferring civilian authority to Palestinians in the West Bank.The delegations began drafting an accord during seven hours of talks and expect to conclude a deal shortly, said Jamil Tarifi,...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis area or that involved action in an area court: ACCIDENTSCahokia: David M. Lehman, 40, of the 800 block of East Fifth Street in Cahokia, died Tuesday morning of...
Police/courts
The following incidents were among those reported to police departments in the St. Louis area or that involved action in an area court: ACCIDENTSCahokia: David M. Lehman, 40, of the 800 block of East Fifth Street in Cahokia, died Tuesday morning of...
Racers Back on Track after Holiday Lull
After taking off for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, it was business as usual at Mid-America Raceways in Wentzville last weekend.Sunday's 1/4-mile drag-racing program also included a Pro-Mod Show. Wayne Stumpf, of St. Louis, won the exhibition....
Rebirth for der Mama-Isohm*? *That's Yiddish for Mother Tongue. and Many Hope It's Not Too Late
NEITHER the Midwestern heat nor the bucolic surroundings distract the group of young campers assembled under a shelter at Little Grassy Lake, near Giant City State Park."Ich hays Ida Stack," a tiny, vivacious gray-haired woman tells them. "Vee haystoo?""Ich...
Regional Could Lose 100 Workers Hospital Ponders Layoffs as Aid Drops
As many as 100 full- and part-time employees of St. Louis Regional Medical Center and its outpatient clinics may be laid off this summer because of a cutback in federal aid.But Regional's president, Sherman McCoy, said Tuesday that the exact number...
Regional Could Lose 90 Workers Hospital Ponders Layoffs as Aid Drops
As many as 90 full- and part-time employees of St. Louis Regional Medical Center and its outpatient clinics may be laid off this summer because of a cutback in federal aid.But Regional's president, Sherman McCoy, said Tuesday that the exact number of...
Ryan Kills Debt-Forgiveness for 2 Hotels
The state attorney general killed on Tuesday a loan settlement that would have let debt-ridden hotels in Collinsville and Springfield off the hook for a fraction of the $40 million they owe the state.But state treasurer and fellow Republican Judy Baar...
`Safe Area' Overrun by Serb Rebels
Shredding the West's ragged lines of peacekeeping, Bosnian Serb rebels overran a U.N.-designated "safe area" Tuesday. They shrugged off a desperate NATO attempt to stop them with airstrikes and sent peacekeepers and thousands of refugees fleeing.The...
Salomon to Lose $65 Million Firm Puts Blame on Trading Blunders
Salomon Inc. said Tuesday that trading blunders led to a second-quarter loss of about $65 million, stunning investors already unnerved by defections of senior bankers and traders.The loss - Salomon's fourth in the past six quarters - turns up the heat...
Services for the Elderly Are Pondered at Meeting
Frank Avery, 80, doesn't want Medicare saved if it means taking food away from children.But Avery can't fathom why politicians are unable to balance the budget and still provide children and older people with services.Avery said: "I'm tired of being...
Smith Is Found Competent to Be Tried
Susan Smith was ruled competent to stand trial Tuesday for drowning her two young sons, despite warnings from a state psychiatrist that she is suicidal and might try to sabotage her own defense.Jury selection, which began Monday and could take up to...
Smith's Defense: Mental Instability `War between the Shrinks' Expected in Murder Trial of South Carolina Mother
SUSAN SMITH doesn't claim that demons ordered her to kill her children. Her confession doesn't even hint that she was psychotic when she strapped them into her 1990 maroon Mazda and rolled it into John D. Long Lake. She's never been diagnosed as schizophrenic...
Smoke Gets in Our Eyes despite Their Fall from Grace, Cigarettes Still Movie Staples
"What are you going to do, arrest me for smoking?"Sharon Stone in "Basic Instinct"SMOKING MAY BE increasingly unwelcome in the real world but not in the movies, where cigarettes are almost as prevalent as Demi Moore's cleavage. Some movies, in fact,...
Sports Shorts
The return of the Raiders from Los Angeles to Oakland moved a step closer Tuesday when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the deal.The Oakland City Council was expected to take up the matter for a vote tonight and National...
Star Selection Completes Comeback for Worrell
Todd Worrell didn't know exactly how long the ride would be - or how bumpy - when he underwent "Tommy John" elbow surgery after the 1989 season. But, by being named to the National League All-Star team, he has reached his destination."You like to have...
Stars Who Led Strike Suffering in Performance despite Negative Fan Feeling, Most Felt Their Efforts Worthy
The stars who negotiated for the baseball union last winter will be watching tonight's All-Star game on television instead of playing in it.Cecil Fielder, Tom Glavine, Brett Butler, Paul Molitor, Orel Hershiser and Jay Bell dominated the sports pages...
State Fair Seeks Temporary Workers
Attendance at the annual Missouri State Fair has been down the last two years, but organizers say temporary workers still are essential to keeping crowds happy."We definitely could not function without them," said fair director Bill Arthaud. "We'll have...
Strolling Couple Noticed Nothing at Murder Site
No dog wailed and nothing seemed wrong when a couple on a date strolled past Nicole Brown Simpson's condominium minutes after the time prosecutors believe she was slain there, the pair testified Tuesday.The two were among a series of witnesses whose...
Summer Sports Camps
The following summer camps have been scheduled:Wentzville High is playing host to the Oklahoma State University Cowgirl Basketball Camp this week, today-Saturday. OSU coach Dick Halterman will serve as camp director, with assistant coaches Jack Easley,...
Tale of Indictment: Sometimes It Can Be a `Family' Affair
IF YOU'VE BEEN keeping up with the Joneses lately, you have to wonder what the feds think about that most hallowed concept of the '90s, family values.When St. Louis Comptroller Virvus Jones was indicted last month, family values - or lack thereof - seemed...
Tension Mounting as N. Ireland Celebrates Twelfth of July Holiday
TALKS BETWEEN Protestants and Catholics trying to keep the peace in Belfast on Northern Ireland's most divisive holiday broke down Tuesday.The failure to come to an agreement about how to avoid violence on the Twelfth of July in Belfast set up a possible...
The 12th of July Could Pass Peacefully in Northern Ireland
PROTESTANT MARCHERS and Roman Catholic protesters negotiated Tuesday about keeping peace on the streets during the Twelfth of July, Northern Ireland's most divisive holiday.Never before have Northern Ireland's Protestant Orangemen haggled with Catholics...
The Depression Is over; It's Time to Kill the Nlrb
Are you aware that you are paying 628 lawyers to pursue legal actions that have the net effect of reducing job opportunities and raising unemployment for American workers? These attorneys work for the National Labor Relations Board, an increasingly activist...
The Fall of Srebrenica
Once again the Bosnian Serbs have shown that NATO air strikes have absolutely no deterrent value. Piqued by Bosnian Serb artillery assaults on Srebrenica, a so-called "safe haven," and the primarily Dutch United Nations forces protecting the enclave,...
The Many Faces of Our Children
AT ART MUSEUMS, they look down at you: serious eyes in stern faces, birdlike bodies swamped in yards of heavy cloth. The children painted 200 years ago or so don't look like children; with their mature features and fashions, they look mostly like shrunken...
The Muny's Sugary `Cinderella' Is Humor, Warmth, Cuteness
Only a true-blue, full-blown, capitalized Cynic would look at rows of little girls, all perky as pink tulle can make them, and think immediately of their being simply tu-tu divine. But exposure to the Muny's "Cinderella" brings a sugar rush that makes...
Twa Pursues Routes to London Executives Ask for Help during Washington Trip
The president of Trans World Airlines Inc. urged Transportation Secretary Federico Pena and influential lawmakers Tuesday to push harder for more access to London's two airports.Jeffrey Erickson, who led a St. Louis delegation to Capitol Hill, told the...
Two Robbers at Inn May Never Go Free Judge Gives Both Life and 100-Year Sentences
Two men who robbed the Wentzville Holiday Inn are unlikely ever to go free because their sentences are so long, says one of their attorneys.The attorney, Craig Kessler, said he expected the public defender's office to appeal the sentences. They were...
Union Electric Pumping out Power Watts Up: Summer Means Peak Demand for Electricity Here
Despite the heat, it's no sweat for Union Electric Co.The utility reports no problems in meeting this week's demand for electricity to power air conditioners.Union Electric expected to meet a demand for 7,200 megawatts Tuesday, up from about 6,650 on...
Vietnam Veterans, Refugees Unite against Recognition
Veterans, their families and some Vietnamese refugees in the St. Louis area voiced opposition Tuesday to President Bill Clinton's decision to grant diplomatic recognition to Vietnam.After Clinton's decision was announced, U.S. veterans and Vietnamese...
Weaving Memories: Heirlooms Can Be Created
WHATEVER YOU call them - heirlooms, keepsakes or mementos - they are the things in life that have special meaning to you and your family.Keepsakes might be very expensive - an armoire, a roll-top desk, a grandfather clock - or they could be of no significant...
Webster Police, Firefighters Get Boost Raises Will Be Bigger Than Those of Others
The Webster Groves City Council voted late Tuesday to approve raises totaling 6 percent for police and fire employees.That's 2 percent more than the council approved two weeks ago for all city workers, including the police and fire employees.The vote...
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