St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Articles from July 3, 1995

7–S T–W
700 Attend Hearing on Hwy. 21 Routing Residents Offer Complaints, Suggestions
About 700 residents of Jefferson County attended a public meeting last week to study aerial maps showing five potential routes for rebuilding Missouri Route 21 through the center of the county.Some people used rulers to measure the widths of the routes,...
7-Eleven Has a New Campaign, but Don't You Laugh!
7 -Eleven will break a national advertising campaign today on local radio and television stations with the slogan: "So Many Changes, It's Not Even Funny!"The campaign centers around the store's new look, products, and prices, and features three well-known...
'95 All-Starr Band Is Top-Notch
Still getting by with a little help from his friends, former Beatle Ringo Starr performed an afternoon concert Sunday on the Budweiser Stage at Fair St. Louis. With expert backing from his All-Starr Band, the singing drummer performed songs from his...
Ada's Seal of Approval Is the Real Deal on All Things That Are Dental
Dear Tooth Doctors: There are so many dental products to choose from, it's mind-boggling. What exactly does the American Dental Association's seal of approval mean? Does the ADA get a kickback from the companies it endorses or what? T.H., University...
A Great Trip with Gladys Knight
There was barely room to move among the thousands gathered under the Gateway Arch to see and hear Gladys Knight perform on the Budweiser Stage, but the entertainer decided to take them all on a trip anyway."I want you to take a musical journey with me...
All-Night Talks Fail to Yield Accord on Palestinian Self-Rule
Emerging exhausted from all-night talks, PLO chief Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said Sunday that they had failed to reach agreement on expanding Palestinian self-rule to the West Bank.The two men had been under pressure to...
Alomar Fan Arrested in Death-Threat Case
A distraught female fan seeking a relationship with Roberto Alomar went to the SkyDome with a loaded pistol Sunday intent on killing the Toronto Blue Jays second baseman, police said.Tricia Miller, 31, a factory worker from Port Hope, Ontario, was arrested...
Alternative Fuel Site Planning to Be in Business by September
Trucking fleets in search of a fueling place for alternative-fueled vehicles can expect to find a compressed-natural-gas pump open for business at the Laclede Gas Company at 4118 Shrewsbury Avenue as early as September.The Shrewsbury Board of Alderman...
Ambiguity Dulls `Witches'
The faint but unmistakable smell of something burning permeated the air as the audience entered the Center of Contemporary Arts Friday night for Gash/Voigt Dance Theatre's "WITCHES."And the ragged, burnt edge on each program cover soon nudged the audience...
An Open-Book Management Style Gives Workers a Stake
Many people who have left big companies say the stifling atmosphere, rigid jobs and overbearing bosses finally got to them and forced a change.Now some of them are trying a new approach in their own ventures. They're opening the books to employees, rewarding...
Another Tactic to End Abortion
If you want to freeze-frame a single image for the Abortion '95 Yearbook, try this one: a close-up of Sen. Robert Smith and his pink plastic fetus.For a few extraordinary minutes during the Senate's roughshod ride over Dr. Henry Foster, the New Hampshire...
A `Religious' Turkey Would Reconfigure Power Centers
Cevdet the construction worker is what Longfellow would have called a sinewy man - wiry and strong, like the village smithy, only short, too, and olive in complexion. Friendly and approachable, I found him crouched in an alley where he and his friends...
A Simpler Fund Prospectus in the Test Marketing Stage
If you are a mutual fund investor tired of wading through thick prospectuses seemingly written to please only lawyers and accountants, take heart.In August, eight large mutual fund companies are scheduled to issue their "profile prospectuses," an easy-to-read,...
Atlantis, Mir Mates Are `Lab Rats' in Never-Ending Tests Crafts Will Separate on Independence Day
They call themselves "lab rats," not astronauts and cosmonauts, as they undergo nonstop examinations measuring every imaginable body function in orbit.For the third straight day Sunday, American astronaut Norman Thagard and his two Russian comrades endured...
Black Caucus Meeting Draws Criticism over Use of State Money
When the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Inc. held its annual conference in Columbia late last month, state taxpayers helped out.The Missouri Division of Tourism provided 800 T-shirts and a dance band. The Missouri Lottery printed the conference's...
Blue Notes Berries Jazz Up Salads, Entrees & Desserts
WHETHER YOU pluck them from a bush, a farmer's market or a supermarket shelf, blueberries make a great addition to summer menus.When cooking with blueberries, don't start - or stop - at dessert, said Jeanie Benson, owner of Cafe Victorian and the Steamboat...
Board Tables Bill Affecting Paving of Gravel Driveways
The Rock Hill Board of Aldermen has tabled a bill to require residents to pave gravel driveways when their property changes hands.Mayor Kennard Whitfield said the board had received complaints about gravel in the street, especially after a rain. But...
Briefs
WORLD THAILAND Voters Oust Prime Minister, Elect Main Opposition Party</P><P>Thai voters have swept Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai's government from office and given the main opposition party, led by Banharn Silpa-archa, a chance to...
Buck Named Top Large-Schools Player
When he was young, Parkway North's Justin Buck sat in the front seat of his mom's car listening to her pregame pep talks."She would tell me things like `If you walk a guy or two, don't let it show on the mound,' " Buck said.Whatever she told him must...
Business Bulletin Board
GETTING IT RIGHT</P><P>The Disney Store is opening in September at Crestwood Plaza. An item in the June 26 Bulletin Board mistakenly said it was already open. OPENINGS</P><P>Chris Gianoulakis, an 11-year veteran of the computer ...
Car Repair Is Women's Work at Lace-N-Armor
Perhaps it is Bennie Vales-Ammons' long, red-painted fingernails, her signature spotless outfits, or her stylish hats and jewelry that fool you into believing she can't possibly own Lace-N-Armor Automotive Repair, a small but growing fix-it shop in L...
Coffee's Hot at Cafe for Teens
The Cafe Kadesh customers didn't always know what they were drinking, but the coffeehouse wasn't at fault.The cafe customers were mainly high school students who were more accustomed to Coke on the rocks than an iced cappuccino.The coffeehouse in Town...
Composting Firm to Send Brochure to Area Residents
Peerless Park and Valley Park residents can expect to receive brochures from St. Louis Composting, outlining composting and odor control methods.A joint task force has recommended starting an information campaign to educate residents and address their...
Confusion, Champ Reign as Johnson Loses Title Bout
Arthur Johnson, the boxing deacon from East St. Louis, had his faith severely tested Sunday in Albuquerque, N.M.Claiming that promoter Bob Arum influenced the scoring, Johnson failed to seize the World Boxing Organization super flyweight title from hometown...
Developer Seeks Tax Breaks for Site near I-70
Pace Properties Inc. is again seeking tax breaks from St. Charles to help finance improvements at its St. Charles Center, formerly Mark Twain Mall, at Interstate 70 and Fifth Streets.Last week, the St. Charles City Council unanimously passed a resolution...
Director Encourages Aids Awareness
Peter Reynolds, who will direct Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville's upcoming stage production of "Meet Me in St. Louis," makes his living doing musical theater.However, when Reynolds directs and acts for his Chicago-based company, Health Works...
Do Court Cameras Get the Picture?
THE SOUND OF KA-LICK seemed deafening. And then there was silence as I waited to be arrested. Or questioned. Or something.It wasn't just the sound of the Nikon F's shutter that betrayed the fact I had taken a picture in the Granite City courtroom. I...
Don't Worry, Wart; Bankrupts Can Get Mortgages, Too
For 17 years, my partner and I had our own architectural, development and property management company in Texas.The year 1984 was the end of "life as we knew it." The tax reform act and a glut of every type of real estate project ultimately ruined our...
Eastern Missouri All-State Girls Soccer
Eastern Missouri All-State Girls Soccer FIRST TEAM</P><P>Player School Position Year</P><P>Ashley Woodall Oakville Goalkeeper Senior</P><P>Patti Anderson Howell North...
Ex-Head of Firearms Bureau Defends Agency's Actions at Waco
Cult leader David Koresh was no better than mass murderer Charles Manson, and those who condemn the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for the tragedy at Waco, Texas, are overlooking the threat posed by Koresh's Branch Davidians, the agency's former...
Family Values Can Dispel Climate of Fear
As if the movies, music lyrics, video games and comic books weren't bad enough, real life is even worse. At night, one hears sounds that mimic gunshots if they are not really gunshots. The morning brings news of more deaths, more rapes and kidnapings,...
Foes of Landfill Ask Illinois to Close It
Critics of a landfill on flood-prone Chouteau Island have asked state agencies to close down the site the opponents believe is polluting the island and the Mississippi River.Testifying at a hearing before the Illinois Pollution Control Board in Collinsville,...
For Doggy-Bag Delights, Don't Clean Your Plate
FOR SOME, leftovers never began as a home-cooked meal. More likely the mound of food sitting in the refrigerator is what remains of last night's restaurant dinner.If the original choice was a complete dish, such as lasagna or spaghetti, the solution...
Foxy: Theater Adds Depth to Its Stage Direction
If you've always wanted to be on stage at the Fox Theatre, now's your chance.Don't bother practicing the scales or the time step - the occasion is not an audition, but the official unveiling of the theater's $2 million addition. The public is invited...
From Bill to Bill: All about Holding Down the Fort
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON The White House Washington, D.C. Dear Bill,</P><P>I was deeply hurt, even offended, when I learned that the government was considering closing Fort McClellan in Alabama and McClellan Air Force Base in California.</P><P>Perhaps...
Galarraga's Slam Lifts Rockies into First Place
Andres Galarraga hit a grand slam in the third inning and Bill Swift allowed four hits over eight innings as the Colorado Rockies defeated Los Angeles 10-1 Sunday in Los Angeles.The Rockies moved back into first place in the NL Western Division by a...
Gallagher Nudges Delsing, Green to Win Crown in Memphis
Jim Gallagher recovered after hitting his ball into a sand trap on the last hole and made a 12-foot par putt Sunday to avoid a three-way playoff and win the FedEx-St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn.Gallagher closed with a 1-over-par 72 for a 17-under...
Gephardt Vows Democrats Will Keep Stalling Budget Can't `Just Slip Through'
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC leader Dick Gephardt promised Sunday that his party would continue to stall, and possibly derail, Republican plans to reshape the federal budget.Republicans "want to get this budget done next fall when nobody's watching," Gephardt said...
Griping Again? Maybe Fault's with You, Not Your Boss
If you come home tonight griping about your job again, the fault could be with you, not your boss. Could be that you aren't taking enough responsibility for "changing those conditions in the office rather than being victimized by them," said Washington-based...
Healthy Indulgences for a Low-Fat Feast
ALTHOUGH I will be out of the country on July Fourth, I am still involved in this special holiday. Several friends have called and asked for menu suggestions. One in particular offered me a challenge.She was planning a back-yard barbecue. Several members...
Henke Makes an All-Star Impression on NL
Veteran relief pitcher Tom Henke is well on his way to completing two-thirds of a rich trifecta in what probably is his last season in the major leagues.He is within probably a month of achieving 300 saves - he needs just nine. On Sunday, the Cardinals'...
Here's an Open Letter to All the Good Bosses
Jack Benny, upon learning that he had won an award, responded modestly, saying, "I don't deserve it." Then, switching into his petulant whine, he added, "But I have arthritis and I don't deserve that, either."That story came back to me as I was reflecting...
Homing in on Record Homecoming Turns to Milestone Fare in Fair St. Louis Run
Lynn Doering found out that Thomas Wolfe was wrong and Dorothy was right:- You can go home again.- And there's no place like home.Doering, who moved to Atlanta three years ago from St. Louis, ran the race of her life Sunday. As far as she was concerned,...
Honor Roll
Students at Wentzville South Middle School, 1 Campus Drive, Wentzville, must have a grade-point average of 3.0 with no grade lower than C to qualify for the honor roll.The following students are on the third-quarter honor roll: 6th Grade Sarah Alexander,...
Hunters: No Bambi, No Bubbas
Not so long ago, we were a nation of hunters. Our wild lands and animals appeared endless. Our presidents were known as sportsmen and wrote books bragging about their exploits. Today, our wildlife is under great pressure and our politicians spend brief...
'I Cound Never Do What You Do'
THE DOG CAME in wagging her tail, happily greeting the humans in "the room" at the Denver Dumb Friends League. A shepherd mix, she had a bow in her fur, a prize from a recent trip to the groomer's.She willingly raised her paw while the woman shaved a...
Is Gambling Growing? Study Says - You Bet!
My dad confided in me years ago that he once placed - and naturally won - a bet on a horse race that he had already watched at Fairmount Park.It was in the late 1930s, and Pop delivered goods for his dad's lumber yard. On this particular day, the trip...
It's Thumbs Up regarding Pagnozzi's Possible Bad Hand Injury
Cardinals catcher Tom Pagnozzi feared he had suffered a broken thumb Saturday when hit by a foul tip for the second day in a row. But he suffered only a bruise that kept him out of Sunday's game, which Chicago won 7-6."I've been catching since 1983 and...
Jackson Can't Get off Deck in Chicago Skid Hits 10-Count as Cards Bow 7-6
Babies have been born and learned to walk since Danny Jackson last won a baseball game.Jackson's improbable losing streak reached nine games this season - 10 overall - and went into its 11th month Sunday night as he and the Cardinals fell to the Chicago...
Kc Firm Reaches Agreement Real Estate Business' Future Looks Brighter
The J.C. Nichols Co., a prestigious Kansas City real estate company, has signed a settlement agreement, seeking an end to months of turmoil.The settlement was signed late Thursday after several marathon negotiating sessions. It must be approved by U.S....
Lawmakers Fight to Hold Ground in Budget Showdown Child Tax Credit, Capital Gains Cut Likely to Survive
WITH THE ADOPTION of a seven-year budget-balancing plan, House and Senate lawmakers are thinking about how to shrink the $354 billion "Contract With America" tax cut to fit the $245 billion hole allowed in the plan.They're not expecting to make final...
Leaving the Nest Parents Greet That Event with Mixed Emotions
THE Levesques, the Faussets and the Misners are proud parents. Their children have (or soon will) leave home to pursue their own lives.But the pride these and other parents feel can be bittersweet, as realization hits that their child-rearing days are...
Lewis, Dawson Share Small-Schools Honor
Jon Lewis and Travis Dawson live less than an hour from each other, and until recently never had met.But they share the same philosophy about the remarkable statistics they produced this high school baseball season."I wouldn't have cared if my average...
Life Insurance Can Ease the Burden of Inheritance Taxes
Q. My wife and I own our own small business and it's successful enough that our daughter also works with us. Our insurance agent has suggested that I buy more life insurance in order to make up for the loss of assets that would have to go in estate taxes...
Lost Teen Criminals Who Just Don't Care
The bare-bones account in The New York Times offered few details. "Girl, 12, Reports Rape by 5 Youths in Harlem" ran the headline.According to the police, the girl was taken at gunpoint in the early morning hours to an empty elevator, where she was...
Mark Blount: A Well-Traveled and Controversial Prep Basketball Star
The wandering high school life of Mark Blount is over now, after three states, seven schools and more twists than a leaf in a windstorm. It hasn't been four years so much as it has been a mini-series, the installments including having his life threatened...
Meet the Rams
KEVIN CARTER DEFENSIVE END</P><P>NFL Experience: Rookie</P><P>College: Florida</P><P>Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.</P><P>Age: 21</P><P>Height: 6-5</P><P>Weight: 274</P><P>Most...
Merchants Blast City Council for `Freezing' Funds
Representatives of the Maplewood business community chastised the City Council last week, saying that the council had taken their money without consulting them.Councilman Robert Scheidt, 3rd Ward, said the council had not taken the money but had frozen...
Monday Memo
Ever get talked into joining a committee? Ever get ordered to join one? Did you find the experience satisfying, or a waste of time?Many folks find such experiences frustrating and time-consuming. And their feelings are not new.ROY L. STEWART, whose...
Morning Briefing Eye Openers
They say the apple doesn't fall from the tree. In the case of HARRY CARAY and his son, SKIP CARAY, it's clear the biscuit never fell off the breakfast table.In a recent Braves game, Atlanta announcer Skip Caray said of CHIPPER JONES, after his long fly...
Mountain Cyclists Riding Up a Bike's Peak Off-Roaders Are Blazing New Trails
It's called the Cactus Cup, annually one of the highlights of the mountain bike racing season.Held in March at Scottsdale, Ariz., The Cactus drew 2,385 serious bikers this year. The companies that manufacture these durable, light-weight two-wheelers...
Mr. Armey's Bullying Tactics
There's certainly nothing wrong with Dick Armey's nerve. The House Majority Leader has accused 82 large companies, including several in St. Louis, of giving money to groups that, he says, further the agenda of the welfare state. In a letter written on...
Mr. Innsbrook's Big Show July 4 Holiday Sparkles with Fun, Fireworks Show
ED BOYCE compares an aerial fireworks show - especially the one he puts on each Fourth of July holiday - to a great painting."Some people see beauty in it while others see it as just junk," he said. "It's kind of like a Jackson Pollock painting. Not...
Mysterious Builder of Small Shrine Perplexes Many along Katy Trail
A crucifix here, a hand-lettered sermon there, an aluminum foil-covered cross smack in the middle: Over the past month, a folk shrine of mysterious origins has been built on public and private property along the Katy Trail near St. Charles.Neither rangers...
New Earphone Device Can Be a Sound Idea for the Air Traveler
The author of a new book on working efficiently has some advice for travelers on how to do that over the drone of a jet engine at 33,000 feet.Jeffrey Mayer, whose "Time Management for Dummies" was published earlier this year, says he finds relief in...
New Fi$cal Year Raises for Many State Workers Kick In
Saturday marked the start of the new fiscal year, and with it pay increases for constitutional officers, lawmakers and many state agency heads.A two-phase salary adjustment package adopted last year boosts their salaries 4.5 percent, topped by a 3.4...
No Escape from City's Jail Problem
Last week's escape of three female inmates from Kinloch's jail was inexcusable. A jail guard has admitted that he helped the women flee. The inmates were being held in Kinloch on cases from St. Louis in order to relieve crowding in St. Louis' two jail...
Nomo"s Star Rises for Nl; Ozzie, Henke Make Team
Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese player picked for an All-Star Game, and six Cleveland players were chosen for the first time since 1955.Ken Griffey Jr., Matt Williams and the Cardinals' Ozzie Smith were elected as starters Sunday even though they...
Nomo's Star Rises for Nl; Ozzie, Henke Make Team
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo became the first Japanese player picked for an All-Star Game, and Cleveland placed six players on the All-Star team for the first time since 1955 when the American and National League rosters were announced Sunday.Ken...
Nostalgia in Fashion at Fair Carnival Rides, Entertainers Are Right out of the Past
Fair St. Louis rolled thousands of visitors through a fun house of nostalgia on Sunday, as the countdown continued toward America's 219th birthday Tuesday.It was a day for old-fashioned food (bratwursts and lemonade), old-fashioned carnival rides (Ferris...
Notebook
Adoration Is Hard Work</P><P>Sometimes medical research can make your head spin.</P><P>In last week's New England Journal of Medicine, doctors tackled a common teen-age affliction: mass fainting at rock concerts.</P><P>Researchers...
Off-Road Biking Can Take Trail of Sweat, Cash
The Missouri champion in the expert class in mountain bike racing is Eric Martin, a 29-year-old salesman at Maplewood Bicycle, one of the top shops in the St. Louis area.Like many in this fast-growing sport, Martin grew attached to mountain biking as...
`Open-Gates' Order Continued to Aug. 9 Trustees, Fire District Spar over Pasadena Park Barriers
Residents of Pasadena Park will have to wait until August to find out whether four gates will clang shut at intersections at Bermuda Road.Last week, St. Louis County Circuit Judge Robert Campbell continued to Aug. 9 a temporary restraining order that...
People
MARTHA STEWART's ex-gardener filed suit Friday for more than $56,000 in overtime that he says she owes him for the four years he worked for her in Westport, Conn.Renaldo Abreu says he did more than trench the asparagus and trim the shrubs for the homemaking...
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: VIOLENT DEATHSSpanish Lake: John Schuh, 24, was shot several times and killed about...
Premature Burial Still Racking Up Hits at 39, Murray Gets Last Laugh
Once upon a time, there was a Sports Illustrated story entitled, "Is It Twilight Time?"It was about two players who were supposed to be at the end of their careers. The first was Jim Rice, and the other was Eddie Murray.The story appeared in March 1988,...
Prickly Topic: Pygmy Hedgehogs Make Cuddly and Lovable Pets
The 10-gallon aquarium that supposedly held an African pygmy hedgehog looked empty.But no, there inside an angled 4-inch PVC pipe lay something that most resembled a spiky, mottled brown-and-white sea urchin, all curved back with spines sprouting in...
Program Places Women in Non-Traditional Jobs
As a single mother, Cynthia Young says years of working on bicycles and science-fair projects made her confident enough to try to become a carpenter. As a welfare recipient, Young knows a carpenter's wages can provide her struggling family with something...
Race Issue Now Falls to Business
Now that the nation's commitment to affirmative action appears to be on the wane, the task of bringing the country's minorities fully into American life falls to business.Like much else that government has been in charge of, affirmative action may come...
`Rainbow Family' Gathering Irks New Mexico Residents
"Welcome home" is the universal greeting among the beaded, bearded, tie-dyed thousands whose tents and tepees dot the mountain meadows in a remote area of northern New Mexico.It's hugs all around at the annual gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living...
Real Estate Bill Sparks Dispute Officials Fear Suit over Ban on Letters
A bill designed to allow real estate agents to solicit business in Olivette drew fire last week from some residents attending the City Council meeting.When some residents perceived that the council attempted to hurry the ordinance through, former mayor...
Return to Texas Will Be a Star Trek for Henke
Relief pitcher Tom Henke is well on his way to completing two-thirds of a rich trifecta in what probably is his last season in the major leagues.He is within probably a month of achieving 300 saves - he needs just nine. On Sunday, the Cardinals' closer...
Reviews Mostly Favorable, but New Software Has Bugs
Windows 95 gets mostly good reviews from people who have tried pre-release versions - but there are some bugs."Mostly it's been pretty good," said Rich Simpson, president of Mind's Eye Inc. in Florissant. Simpson sells computers but also develops software...
Saint Louis Bread Co. Makes Magazine's `Hot Concept' List
Saint Louis Bread Co. is one of a dozen restaurant chains featured in "Hot Concepts," part of a recent issue of Nation's Restaurant News.The trade magazine selected companies based on "innovation, strong consumer appeal, distinct concept definition,...
Salute the Fourth with `Fashionable Food'
WITH THE possible exception of a flag-decorated cake, in a culinary sense there is nothing more patriotic you can buy to celebrate this Fourth of July than a copy of "Fashionable Food: Seven Decades of Food Fads" by Sylvia Lovegren (Macmillan, $25)....
Scheve, Kersting Head Panel to Find Center Site
St. Louis County officials are searching for a site for an Affton Community Center.St. Louis County Executive George "Buzz" Westfall last week appointed County Councilwoman Deborah Kersting, D-6th District, and state Rep. May Scheve, D-Affton, to lead...
Schools Happy with Pilot Project on Federal Loans, Study Says
COLLEGES AND universities where students have been able to borrow tuition money directly from the federal government are pleased with the year-old pilot project, says a study by the Education Department.Next year the program will be expanded and will...
Seal of Fidelity Research Finds That Some Animal Couples Stay Hitched
Fate had driven them apart. But seven years later they found each other again, on the same windblown Scottish isle where they had met. He could have played the field. But, no. He wanted her.No one would have expected it from such a slippery character....
Seal of Fidelity Study of Courting among Seals on Scottish Isle Reveals That Some Couples Do Stay Hitched
Fate had driven them apart. But seven years later they found each other again, on the same windblown Scottish isle where they had met. He could have played the field. But, no. He wanted her.No one would have expected it from such a slippery character....
Seven-Run Ninth Carries Orioles over Blue Jays
Manny Alexander had two hits in the ninth inning, a home run and a two-run single, as Baltimore scored seven runs to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 Sunday in Toronto.Toronto aided the Orioles by committing two two-out errors. Baltimore sent 11 batters...
Sharon Mueller: Catching the Images of Old St. Charles
Whenever Sharon Mueller of St. Charles comes upon a dilapidated building, the watercolor muse whispers in her ear. As a result, Mueller has a collection of a dozen paintings of St. Charles buildings dating to her high school years in the 1950s.Most of...
Shells Fired at U.N. in Sarajevo 6 Wounded in Attacks as Violence Escalates
A mortar shell apparently fired by Serbs hit U.N. headquarters Sunday, showering shrapnel on the compound and the U.S. Embassy next door. Three peacekeepers and an embassy guard were wounded.Thirteen more civilians were injured in other shelling around...
Some Commuters Claim Car Costs
Count on the IRS to be unyielding when it comes to deductions for the cost of commuting between home and work. It matters not that you work in a remote area unaccessible by public transportation or suffer from a disability that bars use of public transportation.For...
Sports Shorts
Reports: Nicks Ready To Name Nelson Coach</P><P>Don Nelson, who left as coach and general manager of the Golden State Warriors this year, will be the next coach of the New York Knicks, two newspapers reported Sunday.</P><P>The...
Sports Shorts
Reports: Knicks Ready To Name Nelson Coach</P><P>Don Nelson, who left as coach and general manager of the Golden State Warriors this year, will be the next coach of the New York Knicks, two newspapers reported Sunday.</P><P>The...
St. Andrews Junior League in 20th Season
The Junior League program at St. Andrews Golf Course is off and running.In its 20th season, the Junior League kicked off in June. The nine-week session, for golfers age 9 through 17, will run on Wednesdays through Aug. 9 and has nearly 200 participants...
`Storytime' Brings Readers to TV
KIRSTEN Dunst knows a good story when she reads it.The 13-year-old actress starred in "Interview With the Vampire," "Little Women" and "Bonfire of the Vanities" and appears in the upcoming "Jumanji" with Robin Williams.She read and summarized the tale...
Sudanese Dance, Drum to Protest Mubarak's Charges
Sudanese danced, pounded drums and blew horns in the streets Sunday as their government tried to whip up anger over allegations that Sudan plotted to kill Egypt's president.A day after Egypt sought to cool the fierce dispute between the two Arab countries,...
Summer Sippers Beat the Heat
HERE'S TO SUMMER - and to the cool refreshing drinks with which we toast it. Area drink-makers have a refrigerator full of thirst-quenching sippers, as we found out when we asked readers to send in their favorite non-alcoholic summer drink recipes...
Summertime Treat: Plums Popping Up in Boiled Dumplings
LOOKING FOR something new to do with summer plums?Try this old recipe, which can be served for dinner or dessert. Dorothy A. McDole of St. Louis requested the recipe. This version is adapted from one printed in the Post-Dispatch 35 years ago.Thanks to...
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